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Albemarle Precinct Research Information

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Albemarle Precinct – original county created in 1663, abolished in 1739 



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Coastal Carolina Indian Center
[Work in Progress]
Free People of Color - by County - 1790 Federal Census

A cross-reference using surnames, known names of Indian families, and historic Indian villages

In researching Indian ancestry, it's important to note that for a variety of reasons in history (usually economic or socio-political), Indian people were often recorded as any race other than Indian. Sometimes "White," other times "Black," or "Negro," and other times "Free Person of Color," "Colored," or "Mulatto."

The entries below have been taken from transcriptions of the 1790 Federal Census for several eastern North Carolina counties. The notes in the right column correlate to the 1790 county/family names to the left. Known Indian villages are given with modern-day equivalent town names, as well as any surnames that appear as "Other Free" on the 1790 census that are surnames also found amongst known Indians in documents (deeds, court records, etc.).

Please keep in mind that just because someone is of a particular surname that has at some point been associated with a particular tribe DOES NOT NECESSARILY mean that the person was of that tribe.
It is necessary to establish a "preponderance of evidence" before making the assumption that someone was of a particular Indian nation.




1. IN ANCIENT ALBEMARLE, By Catherine S. Albertson; the full book at: http://www.rootsweb .com/~ncalber2/ in_ancient_ albemarle_ intro.htm 



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