Appendix D. "Lumbee Indians"—1784 tax list, Bladen County

From: Britt, Morris F. Appendices to Implosion: A history of the Lumbee Indians of Robeson County, North Carolina. Unpublished book-length manuscript.

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Captain Barnes' District [South Robeson]

Name Land holdings White poll Black poll
Bell, John 200 acres 1 0
Kersey, Mary 400 acres 1 0

 

Captain Cades' District [District of Archibald McKissack, J. P.]

Name Land holdings White poll Black poll
Bullard, John* 250 acres 1 0
Chavers [Chavis], Ishmael 100 acres 1 0
Chavers [Chavis], Phillip 750 acres 1 0
Chavers [Chavis], William 150 acres 1 0
Hunte, Brasill 175 acres 1 0
Hunte, William 600 acres 1 0
Ivey, James Junr.* 100 acres 1 0
Ivey, Joseph* 100 acres 1 0
Lockalier, Randill 150 acres 1 0
Ransom, Simon 875 acres 1 0
Sweat, Benj[ami]n 100 acres 1 0

 

Captain McNeill's District [North and Central Robeson]

Name Land holdings White poll Black poll
Lockalier, Jacob 200 acres 1 0
Lockalier, John 200 acres 1 0
Lockalier, Robert 100 acres 1 0
Lockalier, William 100 acres 1 0
Revels, Edmund 300 acres 1 0

 

*The names Bullard and Ivey could have been White or Lumbee Indian. However, the name Ivey was included in those "riotiously assembled" in a petition of complaint by Archibald McKissack, Justice of the Peace. Note that four new "Lumbee" names, Bell, Hunt, Ransom and Revels, are added although deeds indicate that Ransom had long been in the area.

Note that Lumbee settlers commonly had the typical or median amount of land, 100 to 200 acres, commonly given in Bladen (Robeson) land grants to White settlers. Simon Ransom, with 875 acres, and James Lowry, through whose hands about a thousand acres passed, were wealthy in land holdings. Many early Lumbee settlers were not "poor."

This list is abstracted from among Robeson County records in the North Carolina Archives, Raleigh, N .C.