Slave Name Roll Project: Estate Record of Peter G Evans

The Slave Name Roll Project's objective is to record information about named slaves whenever and where ever they may be found so that African-American genealogists and family historians may break through the wall that is the 1870 census. The project was originally maintained on Schalene Dagutis's blog, Tangled Roots and Trees but now it has it's own blog. You can learn more about the project here.

While conducting research on my 3rd great grandfather Mortimer Mitchell, I came across the names of slaves listed in the estate record for Col Peter G Evans. You can read more about who Col Peter G Evans was in my post Mortimer Mitchell Worked on the Lands of Peter G. Evans.

To assist folks who are looking for their ancestors, I am sharing these names here.

Slave Name Roll Project:  Estate Record of Peter G Evans --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey
"North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 November 2016), Peter G Evans, 1863; citing Guilford, North Carolina, United States, State Archives, Raleigh; FHL microfilm .

Inventory of the Estate of Peter G Evans decd. made by his Executors to May Term of Guilford County Court 1864.

List of Negroes:

Sam    old          Lewis          Judy
Bob       "            Calvin         Agnes J.
George  "           Daniel         Mary
Joe        "           Boby            Jane
Elias                  Clark            Susy J.
Shadrick           Alick            Harriet
Henry                Randall       Adaline J.
Bill Fossett      Osborne Jr. Tamar
Ashley              Stuart           Marina
Osborne                                Maria
Jerry                                      Julia
Joe Jr.                                   Francinia 
Jonas  dead             Susy      old
Ned                         Tamar     "
Scipio                      Fanny     "
Nelson                     Flora 
George Arrington   Agnes
Osborne, Jr.             Rose
Sam                         Hannah
David                      Eliza 
Arch                        Henrietta
Charles                    Martha
Wilson (Dead)         Louisa
William                   Mary
Nash                        Violet
Henry                       Adeline (dead)
Davy                        Celia
John                         Beth
Preston                     Rinah
Jim                           Fanny
Bob                          Dicy


  1. Andrea,

    I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today's Genealogy Fab Finds post at

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Replies
    1. There were just so many names in this file that I said to myself, this has to be shared. Thanks True for your continued support.

  3. Andrea, thanks for your blogpost. I also have a 3rd great-grandfather named Mortimer Mitchell from Dinwiddie County, VA. He also had a son named Mortimer. Some of our Mitchells ended up in NC. Our Mortimer was a slaved descendant probably from a white Mitchell slave owner from Petersburg or Richmond, VA. We tested a Mitchell male cousin. I wonder if our Mitchells may be related. Please feel free to contact me at .


    1. I wonder the same thing too. I have been doing research on the family of Alexander Mitchell of New Bern, NC. who was a wealthy merchant and had property in New Bern proper as well as in the surrounding area in Craven County. I think he probably was the owner of my Mortimer. I will see if I can trace his family back out to Virginia. We'll see what happens. If I find a connection, you'll be the first to know. Thanks for stopping by :)

    2. Hi Andrea,
      I found your blog while searching for some information on Peter G. Evans. I live in Evans Mill which is a modern housing development that is located on part of the Evans plantation. I am interested in the Civil War history of the Peter Evans and have come across a photo of the Evans plantation house. The photo shows the house after it was occupied by the Union troops after New Bern was captured in March of 1862. The troops in the picture are from the 19th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Also in the picture are several slaves that presumably worked on the plantation. I am not familiar with posting it to a blog but if you have and email address I can send it to you along with other information that a friend and I have gathered about the plantation.

    3. Hi John,

      Thank you so much for contacting me. Yes, I would be interested in the picture and any info about the plantation that you might have. My email is

    4. Hi John,
      I am Peter G. Evans' great great great granddaughter. I would love to see the photo you have of the Evans plantation house, please send it to me at

  4. Have to love those estate files with the lists of names, sometimes ages. The handwriting is so clear here.


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