Hi Susannah, Thank you for the newspaper article. That is the one piece of information I do have. Trying to locate anything about his birth (abt. 1823), and his status - free or enslaved, in Warrenton, NC. As well as any proof of his marriage to Sarah Clausell abt. 1854 in Burnt Corn, Monroe County, Alabama. Thanks
Dear Ms. Barts,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Population Schedules for the 1860 Census, in the Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29) that would likely contain records of Solomon Plummer if he was not enslaved at that time. For access to the non-digitized schedules, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For information about the U.S. Census, see the Census Bureau technical documentation and questionnaires as well as NARA’s page on Census Records.
You may wish to search Ancestry.com or FamilySearch.org for the U.S. Census. There may be a fee for using Ancestry. Instead, please check for access at your local library as many library systems subscribe to these sites, making them free for their patrons.
Regarding lists of slaves on plantations in North Carolina, we suggest that you search the University of North Carolina Slave Database, the Slave Data Collection index, and Warren County North Carolina 1860 slaveholders and 1870 African Americans for mention of Solomon Plummer. We also suggest that you contact the North Carolina State Archives and the UNC Chapel Hill Libraries to request a search for any mention of Solomon Plummer in court records. In addition, the FamilySearch Research wikis for Warren County, North Carolina Genealogy, African American Resources for North Carolina may be useful.
We suggest that you contact the Monroe County Alabama Probate Office to request a search for the marriage records of Solomon Plummer and Sarah Clausell and review the FamilySearch Research wikis for Monroe County, Alabama Genealogy and African American Resources for Alabama.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!