North Carolina Slavery and Bondage Collection

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The collections and links below are from the FamilySearch Catalog of manuscript collections.

County Title (FamilySearch Catalog) Note
Beaufort Slave records,1830-1867
Bertie Slave records, 1744-1862
Caldwell Criminal actions concerning slaves (as well as civil actions),1842-1848,1850-1851,1855-1859,1861-1863,1866
Carteret Slave records (Carteret County, North Carolina), 1793-1867
Chatham Record of slaves and free persons of color, 1782-1870
Chowan Slave records, Chowan County, North Carolina, 1754-1860
Cleveland Civil actions concerning slaves and free persons of color, Cleveland County, North Carolina, ca. 1841-1868
Craven Pre-Civil War slave related papers, including petitions for freedom,1775-1861
Craven Civil actions concerning slaves and free persons of color (Craven County, North Carolina), 1775-1885
Davidson Records of slaves and free persons of color (Davidson County, North Carolina), 1826-1896 Unsigned letter explaining plans for black insurrection
Edgecombe Slave related documents, 1780-1871
Gates Register of slaves to work in Great Dismal Swamp, 1847-1861
Gates Slave records, Gates County, North Carolina, 1794-1867 Criminal action concerning slaves, 1803-1851
Granville Records concerning slaves and free persons of color (Granville County, North Carolina), 1755-1876 Criminal actions concerning slaves and free persons of color
Guilford Records of slaves and free persons of color (Guilford County, North Carolina), 1781-1864 Civil action concerning slaves
Petitions to sell slaves, 1781-1864
Haywood Records of slaves and free persons of color, 1825-1868
Iredell Slave records (Iredell County, North Carolina), 1824-1872
Lincoln Slave records, 1784-1864
McDowell Records of slaves and free persons of color, 1843-1873
Nash Slave records (Nash County, North Carolina), 1781-1864
Nash Marriages of colored people and division of slaves (Nash County, North Carolina), 1862-1866
New Hanover Record of slaves and free persons of color (New Hanover County, North Carolina), 1786-1888 Criminal cases concerning slaves (mostly slave trading) 1860-1862, 1864
Northampton Civil and criminal actions, slave records (Northampton County, North Carolina), 1785-1867
Onslow Miscellaneous records of slaves and freemen (Onslow County, North Carolina), 1763-1912 Bills of sale of Negroes
Declaration of the freedom of Nancy Dove, 1860
Criminal actions concerning slaves, 1765-1858
Criminal action concerning the 1831 insurrection of slaves
Civil action concerning slaves 1787-1864
Concerning runaways, 1779-1828
Freedom of slaves, 1809-1816
Petition for division of slaves, 1861-1862
Orange Slave records (Orange County, North Carolina), 1783-1861
Pasquotank Records of slaves and free persons of color (Pasquotank County, North Carolina), 1734-1861, 1866, 1892 Petitions to divide and sell slaves
Travel passes
Slaves sold to satisfy executions, 1769-1860
Hire of slaves
Insurrection of slaves
Perquimans Slave records, 1759-1864
Pitt Records of slaves and free persons of color (Pitt County, North Carolina), 1858-1870 Civil actions concerning slaves
Randolph Civil War records (Randolph County, North Carolina), 1861-1870 Criminal actions concerning slaves and free persons of color 1841-1858 (broken series)
Randolph Records of slaves and free persons of color (Randolph County, North Carolina), 1788-1870, 1887 Criminal actions concerning slaves and free persons of color, (broken series)
Richmond Cohabitation certificates (Richmond County, North Carolina), 1866-1868
Robeson Deeds and grants, 1792-1802; negro births, 1783-1811
Robeson Slaves and free persons of color, Robeson County, North Carolina, 1814-1867
Rockingham Records of slaves and free persons of color (Rockingham County, North Carolina), 1795-1899
Stanley Records of slaves and free persons persons of color,1830-1868
Stanley Stanly County, records of slaves and free persons of color
Stokes Slave records, 1802-1860
Tyrrell Slave and free persons of color records, 1793-1868 Primarily slave records.
Warren Records of slavery and free persons of color,1783-1869
Wayne Records of slavery and free persons of color (Wayne County, North Carolina), 1783-1869 Civil actions concerning slaves and free persons of color
Affidavits testifying to freedom of slaves
Wilson Slave records, 1855-1864