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, my opinion is, that he is in that neighborhood. I will give the above reward for his apprehension and delivery to me.
Henry S. Gorman of Concord, NC placed this ad. Gorman lived in Concord, about 22 miles from the newspaper's place of publication, Salisbury, NC. Further research on Gorman in the Cabarrus County courthouse or the North Carolina State Archives would likely yield additional information about him, such as his date of birth, marriage information, and land holdings.
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, TWELVE LIKELY Negroes, Consisting of a likely fellow, two women, and nine well grown children The purchasers will be required to give bond with approved security.
This ad was placed by William Davis, who appears to have been serving as administrator or executor of the estates of James McCraw and Matthew Davis, both deceased. Mr. Davis may have been an attorney or family member.
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 will no doubt endeavor to make their way back to Wilmington. The above reward will be given for their apprehension, so that I get them again.
We know that this advertisement was placed by James Moore.
Dec 10, 1836 -- __21
Cash for negroes
THE Subscriber will purchase any number of likely young NEGROES during the next six months, for which liberal prices in cash will be given.
I wish all letters on business, addressed to me at Germanton, Stokes County.
We know that this advertisement was placed by Tyre Glen, who has been described as a "planter, constable, general merchant, and slave trader who entered the slave trading business in the early 1820s."
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.
This advertisement was placed by W.H. Archibald, who appears to have been the sheriff for Cabarrus County, NC.
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.
This advertisement was placed by Hugh Cunningham of Iredell County, NC.
Liberty Hill, Iredell co. N. C. June 11th, 1836 -- __47