Buncombe County, North Carolina, Apprentice Bonds (1795—1868)

Abstracted by James Pylant
Reprinted from American Genealogy Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 3

County courts were required by law to bind out poor orphans or minors to court appointed individuals who were responsible for the child’s education and training in a useful trade, as well as providing “sufficient diet, washing, lodging, and apparel.” Each entry below lists the date of the indenture, name of the orphan, age (if given), and the individual to whom the orphan was bound. In almost every instance, a volume and page number is referenced. These apprenticeships, having been re-entered in Indenture Book B, are not in chronological sequence and the alphabetical order was also interrupted. Abstracted from Buncombe County Clerk of Superior Court Apprentice Bonds, 1795—1882, 1800—1919, Vols. A, B. C, D., microfilm C.013, 10001, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh. Note: A number of post-1868 entries appear in Book B.
 
Page Date Orphan(s) Age Master(s) Notes
1 Jan. 1846 Elizabeth McCARSON Joseph MERRILL Book C, p. 417
1 Apr. 1845 Mary Margaret McENTIRE 3 yrs. Henry WELLS Minute Book C, p. 337
2 Jan. 1845 Wm. R. McENTIRE 6 yrs. Rilla McENTIRE Minute Book C, pp. 300, 320, 276
2 Apr. 1849 Elizabeth MANN Wm. FRISBY Book C, p. 52
3 Jan. 1854 Melinda MASSEY Wm. A. ROBERTS Book C, p. 718
3 1796 James and William MEDCALF Thomas JUSTICE Minute Book 1792—1796, p. 148
4 1810 Malina MURPHY 11 yrs. Moses JARRETT Book (1798—1813), pp. 475-495
4 1810 Malina MURPHY 11 yrs. Moses JARRETT Book Exec., p. 29
4 1870 E. NASH (colored) 4 yrs. John G. GREER Book Exec., p. 29
5 1810 James NEILL 18 yrs. George SWAIN Book 1798—1812, p. 474
5 1810 Samuel NEILL 17 yrs. Andrew IRWIN Book (1798—1812), p. 474
6 1810 James ORR 7 yrs. John McCLATCHEY Book (1798—1812), p. 475
6 1860 Evelyn PARKER Anderson PARKER Book B, p. 378; Book VII, p. 107
7 9 Aug. 1869 Fidelia PARRIS 11 yrs. A. W. MEADOWS Book Exec., p. 13
7 7 Apr. 1856 James PATTON 16 yrs. Wm. L. CASE Minute Book B, p. 117
8 7 Oct. 1871 Ephraim PEARCY John BELL Minute Book C, p. 643
8 Apr. 1852 Jesse POOR 9 yrs. C. B. RICHARDS Minute Book C, p. 643
9 1832 George POSTON Alexander McFEE Book C. R. 13.001, p. 28
9 1832 Luisa N. POTEET 4 yrs. John POTEET Book C. R. 13.001, p. 29
10 23 Apr. 1835 Joseph W. PRESSLEY 3 yrs. Thomas SNEED Book C (1833—1840), p. 189
10 Oct. 1849 John Wesley and J. RANDALL 8 yrs. George D. ROBINSON Minute Book C, p. 551
11 17 Apr. 1838 James RAY 11 yrs. Archibald RAY Book E (1830—1840), p. 405
11 Apr. 1840 Wm. R. RAY 15 yrs. John E. PATTON Book E, p. 540
12 Jul. 1849 I. RECTOR 10 yrs. Fidelis SLUDER [?] Minute Book C, p. 533
12 1841 Jas. F. H. REYNOLDS 12 yrs. Jeremiah DAVIS Minute Book C, p. 60
13 Oct. 1842 Joseph WRIGHT (colored) Jesse H. MOODY Minute Book C, p. 170
13 Jan. 1854 Allen ROBERTS 16 yrs. Alfred FOX Minute Book C, p. 718
14 1868 Henry C. ROBERTS H. G. ROBERTS Book F-1, p. 31
14 Oct. 1847 Martha ROBERTS 11 yrs. Gentry PERMENTER Minute Book C, p. 549
15 Jul. 1853 Sally ROBERTS John C. ALEXANDER Minute Book C, p. 682
15 Jan. 1847 Sophronia A. [?] ROBERTS Edward ROBERTS Minute Book C, p. 418
16 Apr. 1837 Stephen S. and Thomas C. ROBERTS 8 and 6 yrs. David ROBERTS Book E (1833—1840), p. 326
16 Oct. 1848 Wm. ROBERTS 8 yrs. David FARNSWORTH Minute Book C, p. 499
17 Jul. 1849 Wm. and Sarah ROBERTS David FARRENSWORTH Minute Book C, p. 536
17 1810 James ROGERS 17 yrs. James LOWRY, Esq. Book II (1798—1804), p. 484
18 1810 John ROGERS 16 yrs. Hugh HENRY Bk II, p. 490
18 9 Apr. 1861 Joseph H. ROGERS 5 yrs. John COFFEE Minute Book B, p. 467
19 1806 Nancy RUNNION George SHUFORD Book II (1798—1812), p. 295
19 1874 Alice RYMER J. F. E. HARDY Book F-1, p. 20; Book B, p. 674
20 1870 Henry S. RYMER 10 yrs. J. M. FOSTER Book Exec., p. 33
20 1871 Sarah Ann Lucinda RYMER 11 yrs. Silas FRISBEE Book Exec., p. 11
21 1871 Thos. M. RYMER Dinah BATES Book Exec., p. 11
21 Oct. 1842 Samuel C. and Gabrial C. SAMS Devault HUNTSUCKER Minute Book C, p. 167
22 1811 Mourning SATTERFIELD (alias MURPHY) 10 yrs. James YOUNG Book II, p. 509
22 2 Jul. 1832 Archibald & Wm. SAWYER John BRIGHAM Book CC-G, p. 68
23 Oct. 1832 Elizabeth SAWYER 4 yrs. Jabez JERVIS Book CC, p. 102
23 Oct. 1845 George W. SAWYER 2 yrs. Obediah HOLCOMBE Minute Book C, p. 365, 373
24 2 Jul. 1832 John SAWYER Asa BRIGHAM Book C-G, p. 68
24 Jan. 1846 Washington SAWYER Archibald SAWYER Minute Book C, p. 373
25 Jan. 1794 Abraham SCISCO Wm. WILLSON Book 1, p. 48
25 1804 Matilda SCOTT (alias PHILLIPS) 2 yrs. Joseph SCOTT Book II, p. 195
26 Oct. 1838 Ayer D. SHIPMAN Wm. MERRELL Book E (1838—1840), p. 442
26 Apr. 1836 Polly SHOAT 3 yrs. Henry H. HOLCOMB Book E (1833—1840), p. 250
27 Apr. 1853 Elizabeth SLAGLE 14 yrs. Wm. FOULDS Book C, pp. 671, 673
27 Oct. 1853 Nancy Amelia SLAGLE 12 yrs. Allen EDWARDS Minute Book C, p. 700
28 1822 Sookey [no surname], colored Zeublon BAIRD Book C. R. 13.001, p. 42
28 1806 Harry STEWART Charles GILLIS Book II (1798—1812), p. 276
29 Oct. 1857 [—?—?] TENNANT John PLEMMONS Book VII, p. 106
29 7 Oct. 1856 John TENNANT Peter PLEMMONS Book B, p. 148
30 7 Oct. 1856 Riley TENNENT 11 yrs. John H. PLEMMONS Book B, pp. 148, 378
30 Apr. 1847 John E. D. THOMPSON 16 yrs. John ROGERS Book C, p. 445
31 Jan. 1846 John E. D. THOMPSON 16 yrs. John GERWIN Book C, p. 375
31 Jan. 1846 Thomas B. THOMPSON John STRADLEY Book C, p. 375
32 Jul. 1844 Jefferson N. TOWNSEND 11 yrs. Andrew FAIN Book C, pp. 277, 344
32 2 Jul. 1832 Peter TREADWAY Owen BRIGNIAN Book CC-G, p. 68
33 1801 Dicey TROUT 12 yrs. Wm. MILLS Book 2 (1798—1812), p. 103
33 Jul. 1843 Josiah Gideon VANCE 7 yrs. Wiley JONES Book C, p. 204
34 26 Aug. 1868 Zebulon VANCE J. G. HARDY Book A, p. 368; Book Exec., p. 8
34 1855 Silas E. VESS and Mary E. 11 and 9 yrs. Joshua SOUTHER Book B, p. 87
35 2 Apr. 1887 [—?—] VEST2 D. V. HALE “original papers”
35 1803 Hampton WADE 11 yrs. Asa EDNEY Book II (1798—1812), pp. 143, 148
36 1809 Hiram WALKER James WALKER Book II (1798—1812), p. 461
36 1800 Polly WALKER Mr. BREEDING Book II (1798—1812), p. 72

 

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2 20 Apr. 1889 Benjamin DAVIS 9 yrs. Richard SUMMER Farming
3 3 Aug. 1889 Irazener TURNER 4 yrs., 4 mos. G. W. TURNER Housekeeping
4 7 Sep. 1889 Augusta BROWN 7 yrs. Jane CARSON Housekeeping
5 7 Sep. 1889 [blank] 15 yrs. L. F. JONES Farming
6 21 Nov. 1889 William F. WRIGHT 16 yrs. J. W. NASH Farming3
7 2 Jan. 1890 Sarah Queen SMITH 9 yrs. W. F. PARKER Housekeeping
8 4 Jan. 1890 William PERREN 14 yrs. Jesse PENLAND Farming
9 10 Jan. 1890 [blank]
10 10 Jan. 1890 Lula WRIGHT 12 yrs. O. D. BUCKNER Housekeeping
11 23 Jan. 1890 Doctor Watson HANEY J. M. BROWN Farming
12 17 Feb. 1890 George HERMON (colored) 5 yrs. Harriet BURTON Smithing
13 5 Mar. 1890 Nettie BURGIN 10 yrs. Patsy BURGIN [LOVE]4 Housekeeping
14 25 Jun. 1890 Minnie Lee GRIGGS 9 mos. [—?— WILLIAMS Housekeeping
15 28 Jun. 1890 Ellen GRIGGS 8 yrs. George MOON Housekeeping
16 18 Aug. 1890 John Pinckney CREASEMAN 14 yrs. P. J. CREASEMAN Farming
17 11 Dec. 1890 Napolean Bonaparte JOHNSON 11 yrs. W. P. ENLOE Farming
18 19 Jan. 1891 Nora GREEN 12 yrs. Miss F. S. PATTON Domestic Service
19 12 Jan. 1891 Agnes Bell LEE (colored) 9 mos. Wiley and Hattie SALES Housekeeping5
20 1796 Thomas ANDRE Benjamin PACK Book I (1792—1796), p. 148
22 1796 Anne [—?—] George GREER Book I (1792—1796), p. 148
23 Oct. 1842 Cesha Ann ARRINGTON Keath BRAXTON Book C, p. 170
24 1842 Cynthia A. ARRINGTON 3 yrs. Richard ROBERTS Minute Book C, pp. 170, 128, 166, 185
25 1824 Emily and Wm. ARRINGTON 4 and 7 yrs. Peter TREADWAY Book CR. 13.001, p. 238
26 1842 Cynthia A. ARRINGTON 3 yrs. Keath BRAXTON
27 1843 Jackson ASHLEY Thomas A. STARNES Book C, p. 182
28 1845 Henry H. and Emmer E. BAILEY P. H . NEILSON Book C, p. 359
29 1867 Richard BAIRD E. S. CUNNINGHAM Minute Book B, p. 649
30 1800 Franky BAKER John ASHWORTH Book (1798—1812), p. 76
31 1844 Wm. BARD 15 yrs. Benjamin LAND Book B, p. 31
32 1851 Alexander BEALER 6 yrs. John G. CHAMBERS Minute Book C, p. 600
33 1852 Francis W. and Emily H. BELL Wm. H. BROWN6 Minute Book C, p. 639
34 James BELLAH 6 yrs. Thomas RHODES Book (1798—1812), p. 524
35 1835 Celia and George BENNIFIELD 8 and 6 yrs. John PEARSON Book E (1833—1848), p. 195
36 1804 Wm. BLYTHE 11 yrs. Benjamin KING Book (1798—1812), p. 198
37 Athan BOON 3 yrs. Thomas RAYSOR Book C.C.M.D., p. 53
38 Robert BROCK 15 yrs. Isaac McDUNN Minute Book C, p. 620
39 [missing page]
40 1795 Betsy and James BRANNUM James DUNSMORE Book (1792—1796), p. __
41 1845 Patsy and James BROWN N. BLACKSTOCK Minute Book C, p. 348
42 1871 Burnet BURLISON Wm. HURST Book ‘Exec.,’ p. 55
43 1862 John BURNETT George CLONTZ Book (1862), p. 274
44 1862 Rhoda Lucinda BURNETT George CLONTZ Book (1862), p. 274
45 1851 [blank] BYEARS G. W. SHACKELFORD Book C, p. 614
46 11 Apr. 1859 John Erwin CAPPS 16 yrs. T. R. JAMES Book B, p. 325
47 11 Sep. 1867 Zebulon V. CARSON W. B. CARSON Book B, p. 632
48 1795 Celia [blank] (colored) James WILSON Book (1792—1796), p. 100
49 William CHAFFIN Mathew PATTON Book (1798—1812), p. 276
50 7 Jul. 1857 James Elihu and John Gragg CHAMBERS 11 and 15 yrs. James A. REAGAN Book B, p. 197
51 Apr. 1854 Nicholas CLARK 17 yrs. Thom. A. BREVARD Book C, p. 725
52 Apr. 1806 Elizabeth M. COBB 2 yrs. Job BROUGHTON Book (1798—1812), p. 285
53 Polly M. COBB Peter HOGAN Book (1798—1812), p. 129
54 Jan. 1847 Jefferson COCKBURN John FRADY Book C, p. 421
55 Oct. 1842 John COGBURN Joseph LANCE Book C, p. 166
56 Apr. 1847 Leander COGDILL 14 yrs. Swan B. WOODY Book C, p. 432
57 14 Sep. 1867 Moses CORDELL (colored) Alcey CORDELL Book B, p. 649
58 1808 John CRAIG 12 yrs. John TUCK Book (1798—1812), pp. 417, 524
59 Jan. 1812 John CRAIG 14 yrs. William BRITTAIN Book (1798—1812), p. 417
60 1808 Mary R. CRAIG Samuel WILSON Book (1798—1812), p. 417
61 1809 Sarah CRAIG 10 yrs. Jane BURTON Book (1798—1812), p. 454
62 1808 John CRAYTON Thomas PATTON Book (1798—1812), p. 415
63 1846 Jane and Marion CREASMAN Book C, p. 373
64 John CREASMAN (colored) J. W. CREASMAN (colored) Book B, p. 204
65 10 Jul. 1857 Robert CREASMAN John P. ORR Book B, p. 204
66 Jan. 1858 James Riley DARKINS 8 yrs. Thom F. ALEXANDER Book B, p. 245
67 Jul. 1837 Nathan DEAVER 12 yrs. John SLATE Book E (1833—1840), p. 348
68 1808 Wm. DEVER 14 yrs. Robert WILLIAMSON Book (1798—1812), p. 428
69 Jan. 1846 Franklin and W. H. DICKSON 7 and 6 yrs. Geo. CLONTS Book C, p. 375
70 Oct. 1848 Franklin DICKSON 11 yrs. Isaac McDUNN Book C, p. 501
71 Delia DOUGHERY 1 yr. Burgan CEASOR Book Exec., p. 167
72 14 Oct. 1858 Hester Elisha DOVER 4 yrs. Geo. STARNES Book B, p. 289
73 Jan. 1822 Wm. and John DOZIER Wm. STANTON Book CR-13001, p. 9
74 1796 Elizabeth [blank] Amos Justice Book (1792—1796), p. 148
75 1878 Benjamin ELLISON Stevens JONES Book Exec., p. 189
76 31 Oct. 1834 Ramon and Andrew J. FAIN 19 and 17 yrs. John OSBORN Book E (1833—1840), p. 140
77 1805 Elizabeth FIELDS 8 yrs. Bladen BEARD Book (1798—1812), p. 226
78 1805 Libby and Louis BAIRD Zebulon BAIRD Book (1798—1812), pp. 221-222, 226
79 1806 Lydia FIELDS 1 yr. William RAMSEY Book (1798—1812), p. 296
80 1805 Sarah FIELDS 13 yrs. Zachariah CANDLER Book (1798—1812), pp. 227, 299
81 12 Oct. 1855 Leander FOSTER (colored) Robt. S. ALEXANDER Book B, pp. 89, 148
82 15 Jun. 1867 Elizabeth FRADY J. R. COLE Book B, p. 612
83 8 Apr. 1862 James H. FRADY 5 yrs. Jesse COLE Books B & VII, pp. 518, 269
84 9 Aug. 1861 Mary E. FRADY Lydia ROBERTS Book B, p. 483
85 Sep. 1851 Thomas W. FRADY 14 yrs. John BROWN Book C, p. 621
86 Oct. 1848 Franklin FRANKS Thom. W. ATKINS Book C, p. 503
87 Jan. 1848 Mary Ann FREELAND 14 yrs. Mathew DAVIS Book C, p. 462
88 Oct. 1852 Robeson G. FREEMAN 17 yrs. Ephraim CLAYTON Book C, p. 656
89 Oct. 1836 Robert GAGE 5 yrs. John M. KINZEY Book E, p. 287
90 1805 Matthias and Lawrence GAHAGAN 13 and 8 yrs. George SWAIN Book E (1798—1812), p. 250
91 Feb. 1843 Silas G. GALLOWAY H. CASEY Book C, p. 182
92 Apr. 1850 Freeman L. and Oscar GALLOWAY 9 and 12 yrs. A. H. JONES Book C, p. 569
93 Jan. 1844 Sarah E. and Andrew J. GARDNER D. R. McANNALLY Book C, p. 231
94 Aug. 1875 John GARMON I. W. ROBERTSON Book Exec., p. 138
95 1871 George [blank] (colored) Hugh JOHNSTON Book O & D, p. 12
96 1822 Newton GUICE 14 yrs. John MILLER Book CR13.001, p. 27
97 26 Aug. 1868 Robert HALFORD Wm. PRESSLEY Book A & Exec., pp. 384, 7
98 Oct. 1849 James A. HAYES 12 yrs. Albert A. INGLE Book C, p. 545
99 Apr. 1850 Mary Elizabeth HAYES 10 yrs. Rev. B. F. WELLS Book C, p. 569
100 Oct. 1849 Wm. J. HAYES 10 yrs. Joshua R. JONES Book C, p. 546
101 1810 Frederick HEFNER Andrew ERWIN Book E (1798—1812), p. 474
102 1855 Ladsom M. HENDERSON 10 yrs. G. M. ROBERTS Books B & C, pp. 44, 689
103 9 Apr. 1857 Mary C. and Susan E. HIGGINS 9 and 7 yrs. Lat PITMAN Book B, p. 181
104 1795 Rachael HIGHT James DURHAM Book (1792—1796), p. 109
105 1824 Richard HOLLAND 3 yrs. John ANDERSON Book C.R., 13.001, p. 236
106 Oct. 1849 James HOLLY 3 yrs. A. E. BAIRD Book C, pp. 552, 560
107 1832 Nancy and Lucinda HOLLY 4 and 7 yrs. Aber JERVIS7
108 14 Sep. 1867 Julia HORTON (colored) G. M. ROBERTS Book B, p. 649
109 1808 Jonathan HUGHES 16 yrs. Wm. ERWIN Book (1798—1812), pp. 395, 484
110 11 Jul. 1835 Harriet Eliza HYATT (colored) 7 yrs. John OSBORN Book E, p. 209
111 Apr. 1853 Henry T. HYATT (colored) Mary A. BAIRD
112 10 Apr. 1857 Nancy and Jonathan INGLE 9 and 7 yrs. Wm. T. WHITE Book B, p. 181
113 14 Sep. 1867 Louise M. INGLE John E. PATTON Book B, p. 645
114 Apr. 1836 Jesse and Thomas ISRAEL 11 and 19 yrs. Russell L. JONES Book E, p. 252
115 22 Oct. 1834 James Al JARRETT 4 yrs. James A. JARRETT Book E, p. 141
116 Oct. 1848 John [blank] 12 yrs. G. W. SHACKELFORD Book C, p. 503
117 29 Aug. 1868 Geo. JOHNSTON (colored) 12 yrs. Hugh JOHNSTON Book Exec., p. 7
118 26 Aug. 1868 Robert JOHNSTON (colored) 9 yrs. Hugh JOHNSTON Book A, p. 384
119 Jan. 1845 Martha JONES 7 yrs. Wm. N. WILLIAMS Book C, p. 314
120 Jun. 1846 Martin JONES 4 yrs. Moses COCKRAN Book C, p. 400
121 1867 Lewis P. JUSTICE Jacob M. JUSTICE Book B, p. 685
122 13 Oct. 1835 Berry LANKFORD 17 yrs. Joseph BRANK Book E; Book CC-D
123 1804 Jeptha LAQUERY 5 years John LAQUERY Book (1798—1812), p. 206
124 Oct. 1836 Margaret LATTA 7 yrs. John BROWN Book E, p. 287
125 Feb. 1838 Augustin LEDBETTER 8 yrs. Joseph HARDY Book E, p. 287
126 19 Oct. 1837 Eliz LEDBETTER 9 yrs. Benj. KING Book E, p. 372
127 19 Oct. 1837 James LEDBETTER 17 yrs. Wm. A. ERWIN Book E, p. 385
128 Feb. 1838 Joseph LEDBETTER 11 yrs. Asa SETTON Book E, p. 386
129 Oct. 1844 Marian C. LEDBETTER 3 yrs. Wm. H. SUTTON Book C, p. 299
130 Feb. 1838 Nancy and Isaac LEDBETTER 13 and [blank] yrs. Robert JORDAN Book E, p. 384
131 Oct. 1838 Silas LEDBETTER 7 yrs. John CLAYTON Book E, p. 446
132 Apr. 1846 David G. and Samuel M. McCARSON 15 and 14 yrs. Jackson SHIPMAN Book C, p. 389
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1 28 Nov. 1873 Matilda BLACKWELL D. H. REAGAN Book Exec., p. 83
1 Z. and B. P. BLACKWELL Wm. P. CHAMBERS Book C, p. 610
2 1800 Robert WALKER James HENDERSON Book H, p. 72
2 1800 Sally WALKER James McMAHAN Book II, p. 72
3 Jan. 1849 John H. and Mary A. WARREN David H. DAVIS Book C, p. 514
3 1809 Arthur WEAVER 7 yrs. Christopher PORTER Book II, p. 461
4 Ezekial WEAVER 4 yrs. Jonathan PARRAS Book II, pp. 442, 504
4 28 Oct. 1835 James A. WELLS 13 yrs. Wm. STAUNTON Book E, p. 219
5 28 Oct. 1835 Jason H. WELLS 6 yrs. John HAYS Book E, p. 219
5 Oct. 1843 Joseph WELLS (colored) 6 yrs. John E. PATTON Book C, p. 221
6 1842 Judson Henry WELLS John W. WELLS Book C, p. 102
6 28 Oct. 1835 Wiley H. WELLS 8 yrs. John THRASH Book E, p. 219
7 Apr. 1849 James Wesley WHEELER 16 yrs. H. N. PENLAND Book C, p. 523
7 Apr. 1849 Malinda WHEELER 8 yrs. John HAWKINS Book C, p. 524
8 Apr. 1832 William WHITE 15 yrs. Wm. K. KILLIAN Book CC-G, p. 50
8 Oct. 1847 Riley WILLIAMS 20 mos. John C. WILLIAMS Book C, p. 462
9 1810 Wm. WOOD 17 mos. Phillip HOLCOMBE Book II, p. 482
NOTES

  1. Indenture bond cancelled and apprentice given up to guardian, J. T. ROBERTS.
  2. Children of Sophronia VEST.
  3. “Mrs. WRIGHT consents.”
  4. Patsy Burgin is a clerical error; elsewhere she is referred to as Patsy LOVE.
  5. “Cancelled. It appears to the Court that Ida LEE, mother of Agness Bell LEE having taken custody of said child by consent of all parties concerned.”
  6. Also referred to as Wm. J. BROWN.
  7. “Void.”