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Louis Ulrich was born in New York City on November  24, 1862. Ulrich moved to North Carolina around 1900. For the next few decades, he lived in various North Carolina towns, including High Point, New Bern, Concord, and Wilkesboro, working as a… Read More

Joseph Underhill (d. 1790) was a justice of the peace in Chowan County. In 1777 he signed an oath swearing his allegiance to the State of North Carolina and promised to report any treasonous conspiracies that might threaten North Carolina's… Read More

John Underwood was a resident in colonial North Carolina. Around 1763, he joined others in signing a letter of petition to royal governor Arthur Dobbs on behalf of William Strother, who had been accused of horse stealing.

John Underwood was born on February 5, 1868, in North Carolina. Underwood was an insurance agent who served as mayor of Fayetteville (elected in 1914 and 1919) and represented Cumberland County in the state legislature (seated 1909). He died in… Read More

Although early pension requests were processed through the United States Congress, an expansion of benefits and an expanded eligibility pool precipitated the need for a special pensions processing unit by 1810. This unit, originally… Read More

Andrew was an enslaved African American man. Laura Placida Cotten was presumably Andrew's enslaver, but no records have been located which can confirm this hypothesis. Andrew may have lived with the Cotten family in Raleigh, and in July 1854… Read More

Ann and her daughter two two American Indians of unknown tribal origin. Ann's enslaver, the merchant mariner Blish put Ann and her daughter on a ship bound for New England in April 1713, intending to sell them, likely in Boston. Somehow however,… Read More

Anne was an American Indian woman who was enslaved by Richard Ball in Winyah Parish, South Carolina. Anne and her enslaver traveled to Carteret Precinct, North Carolina on Jacob and Anne Johnson's boat. During their voyage, the group stopped at… Read More

Charles was an enslaved American Indian man of an unknown tribal origin. In March 1698 he came before the court to answer charges of theft. The court alleged that Charles, along with several other residents of North Carolina's outer banks, looted… Read More

Charles was an enslaved African American man. The first record of Charles' enslavement comes from a 1695 estate inventory of North Carolina governor Seth Sothel, indicating that Sothel enslaved him sometime prior to his death in 1694. Charles'… Read More

Cyrus was an enslaved American Indian carpenter born in about 1698. In June 1735 he left his enslaver's property in South Carolina and ended up in Bertie Precinct, North Carolina at John Glover's property. In 1736 Cyrus' former enslaver Andrew… Read More

Davy was an enslaved African American man. Laura Placida Cotten was presumably Davy's enslaver, but no records have been located which can confirm this hypothesis. Davy lived with the Cotten family in Raleigh, where some of his responsibilities… Read More

Dinah was an American Indian woman of an unknown tribal origin. The first record of Dinah's enslavement comes from a 1695 estate inventory of North Carolina governor Seth Sothel, which listed Dinah as being pregnant. The inventory indicates that… Read More

Frank was an American American woman. Frank and her husband Manuel were enslaved by John Lear and his wife Anna. When the Lears died in 1695, Thomas Pollock took over the management of their estate and with it, assumed ownership of Frank and… Read More

Harry was an American Indian boy of an unknown tribal origin born in about 1695. The first record of Harry's enslavement comes from a 1695 estate inventory of North Carolina governor Seth Sothel, indicating that Sothel enslaved him sometime prior… Read More

Henrietta was an enslaved African American woman. Laura Placida Cotten was presumably Henrietta's enslaver, but no records have been located which can confirm this hypothesis. Henrietta lived with the Cotten family in Raleigh, and also may have… Read More

James was a Tuscarora Indian man who assisted the North Carolina colonial government in 1721.… Read More

Langstone was an American Indian man of unknown tribal identity who filed a suit against colonist Richard Skinner for debt in 1701. Any further information about this individual has not been located.

Manuel was an African American man. Manuel and his wife Frank were enslaved by John Lear and his wife Anna. When the Lears died in 1695, Thomas Pollock took over the management of their estate and with it, assumed ownership of Manuel and Frank,… Read More

Sister of Samuel Thompson and Amy Robinson - Lives in Oklahoma City - Husband is William - Lives with Sam too

Sanders or Alexander was an American Indian man who resided in Perquimans Precinct, North Carolina by 1685. Sanders was likely born in New England, and may have been a Wampanoag, Narragansett, Wabanaki, or a member of another American Indian… Read More

Tom was an enslaved American Indian boy born in about 1694. Tom may have been Tuscarora, as… Read More

Virgil was an enslaved African American man. Enslaved by John Whitaker Cotten, when Cotten died, he stipulated that his wife Laura Placida Cotten would then assume ownership of Virgil, and that Virgil would drive the family's horse and carriage.… Read More

Husband of Mary - lives in Oklahoma City - may be a Methodist preacher

Willowby was presumably a Chowanoke Indian man. Sometime prior to April 1720, Willowby sold an… Read More

John Henry Wilson Upchurch was born in Tennessee on October 21, 1873. Upchurch moved to Wilkes County, North Carolina, by 1900, where he worked as a painter and served as a constable for North Wilkesboro. He died in North Wilkesboro on January 4… Read More

Slyvania Vance Upchurch was born in Raleigh on December 19, 1872. A travelling salesman, Upchurch lived in multiple cities and states over his career, often for no more than a few years at a time. In 1915, he was living in Morganton (Burke County… Read More

John Upton was a resident of Pasquotank Precinct, North Carolina. In 1698 he served on a jury that acquitted Charles, an American Indian man, of theft. He died in Pasquotank sometime after June 1715.

John Urmston was born in England in about 1662. A chaplain, he accepted a mission to North Carolina in 1709. Responsible for Chowan and Perquimans Precincts, Urmston found that there were few resources or strong adherents to the Church of England… Read More