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 Unpublished book-length manuscript.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]

Bell, John200 acres10
Kersey, Mary400 acres10


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

Bullard, John*250 acres10
Chavers [Chavis], Ishmael100 acres10
Chavers [Chavis], Phillip750 acres10
Chavers [Chavis], William150 acres10
Hunte, Brasill175 acres10
Hunte, William600 acres10
Ivey, James Junr.*100 acres10
Ivey, Joseph*100 acres10
Lockalier, Randill150 acres10
Ransom, Simon875 acres10
Sweat, Benj[ami]n100 acres1

Captain McNeill's District [North and Central Robeson]

Lockalier, Jacob200 acres10
Lockalier, John200 acres10
Lockalier, Robert100 acres10
Lockalier, William100 acres10
Revels, Edmund300 acres10

*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.