From Carolina Watchman, January 7, 1837
RANAWAY from the subscriber on 19th of November, a negro man, named TIM about 45 years of age, black complexion, about five feet four or five inches high, has a stoppage in his speech. He professes to be a very devout Baptist. Having purchased him in Montgomery county, not far from Stokes' Ferry, Gorman says, "my opinion is, that he is in that neighborhood," so clearly he believes Tim to still be in the Stokes Ferry area. Since this is the area where Gorman purchased Tim, we might surmise that Tim may have grown up in the vicinity or may have family nearby, which could explain why Gorman thought he might be remaining in that location.. I will give the above reward for his apprehension and delivery to me.
HENRY S. GORMAN.
Concord, Dec 17, 1836 -- 4w22
State of North Carolina, Surry County
Court of Please and Quarter Sessions, Novem- ber Term, 1836 William Davis, Adm'r & Ex'r Expartae Pursuant to an order of Court, the subscriber will expose to public sale, at Mount Airy, Surry Co. on the 6th day of January next, on a credit of six months, The advertisement describes the entire group and the man in particular as "likely" and the children as "well grown," which are subjective statements. In the nineteenth century, describing someone as "likely" suggested that they were strong and capable. The purchasers will be required to give bond with approved security.
WM. DAVIS Admir of James McCraw, dec's, and Ex'tor of Matthew Davis, deceased
December 17 -- 3w 22
RANAWAY from the subscriber two negro slaves, viz TONEY and JOHN. Toney is about 35 years of age, fife feet nine or ten inches high, dark complexion, square and stout build and had on when he left, a bright drab Petersham overcoat. He was purchased by me of Mr. Richard Brasley (sp?) of Wilmington, and calls himself Toney Montague. John is about twenty years of age, of rather lighter complexion than Toney, about five feet 10 inches high, and is quite stout b____ -- he has a full round face, and has lost two front teeth above and below which is his most distinguishing mark. He had on when he left, a light grey woolen round Jacket and pantaloons.
The above slaves left the camp of the subscriber while on his way to the Western country, eight miles above Lincolnton, on 28t of last month, and Mr. Moore offers his opinion that the men will attempt to return to Wilmington, over 200 miles from Lincolnton.. The above reward will be given for their apprehension, so that I get them again.
Dec 10, 1836 -- __21
Cash for negroes
THE Subscriber will purchase any number of likely young NEGROES during the next six months, for which Glen clearly thinks that the prices he will offer are "liberal" but someone else might hold a different view. in cash will be given.
I wish all letters on business, addressed to me at Germanton, Stokes County.
July 18, 1836 -- __52
IN pursuance of an order of the Cabarrus County Court, made at October Sessions 1836, I will sell at the Courthouse door in Concord, on the 3d Monday in February next a Negro Boy named NATHAN, the property of W.P. Stackton, dec'd, for cash.
W.H. ARCHIBALD, Shff. Of Cabarrus County N.C.
Dec 3 1836 -- tf20
Stop the Runaway.
RANAWAY from the subscriber living near Liberty Hill, in Iredell county, N.C., a negro man named
Formerly owned by James Cunningham. He is between forty and fifty years old; of a yellowish complexion -- round face and small eyes. He is marked with a scar in one of his ears, which has not grown together; also with a scar on the underside of his heel; which has not _______; he has also a small scar on one of his cheeks and is about five feet, five or six inches in height.
Any one taking up this negro and lodging him in jail or delivering him to me, shall be reasonably compensated.
Liberty Hill, Iredell co. N. C.
June 11th, 1836 -- __47