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 Unpublished book-length manuscript.
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Name Date Other notes Brewer, Ann 1785 Jesse Rackley reputed father Bell, Mary 1786 Refused to identify the father Reynolds, Mary 1786 John Boykin reputed father Hardin, Lucy 1787 Refused to identify the father Reynolds, Mary 1788 John Boykin reputed father Runnels, Delilah 1789 Archibald Carraway reputed father Hatcher, Ann 1790 Shadrack Warwick reputed father Hatcher, Obedience 1790 Refused to identify the father Elkins, Charity 1791 Refused to identify the father Dees, Chloe 1791 Tully Porter reputed father Stricklin, Rhody 1793 James Hutson reputed father Stricklin, Ferebe (with daughter Anna) 1796 Jacob Lockerman reported father Brooks, Mary 1798 William Pope reported father Holmes, Mary 1801 Joseph Mainer reported father. Ordered to pay Robert Wallace for keeping her while in child labour Strickland, Sarah 1801 Bat Lee reported father. Ordered to pay Thomas Strickland 4 pounds for taking care of her in labour Hatcher, Sarah 1802 Thorough Hall reported father Goodman, Nancy 1803 Jesse Strickland reputed father Jenkins, Mary 1806 Peter Smith reputed father Bell, Matilda 1810 Felix Bell reputed father, security Robert Bell. Jr.
*The "Bastard" children carying ten or more different family names cited in the court records should remind us of the saying that there are no bastard children, only bastard parents! Notice that about a quarter of the women, even when faced with the authority of the Justices of the Peace, refused to identify the fathers of their children and had to induce other relatives, such as a father or brother, to post the 100 pounds bond required by law for the care of the child. Most often the reputed father had two males to put up the required bond so that the parish [county] would not be held financially liable for the care of the child. Perhaps most striking is the fact that only about three Lumbee names were reported as fathers. A great many appear to have been White. Sampson County marriage bonds may show that Lumbee mothers most often married Lumbee men when they were pregnant. There is one marriage contract filed in court minutes dated 11 Nov. 1801 for the marriage of Henry Jones to Mary Bell as proved by Richard Johnson.
Taken from: Bizzell, Oscar M., and Virginia L.Bizzell, eds. A Portrait of Eighteenth Century Sampson County as revealed by Sampson County Court Minutes, 1784-1800. Clinton, NC: Sampson County Historical Society, 1987.