Slave records are so very hard to come by. These have been provided to me as part of the DNA project, and I am reposting here in the hope that they can help someone.
Thomas Midgett died in 1788 and Bethany in 1794 on Hatteras Island. Notice the maternal naming patterns. Slaves took the surname of their mother because they were the property of the mother's master.
Slaves: and their owners:
MARICAY MIDYETT: Was owned by Thomas Midyett who left him and his
wife Hannah to his wife Bethaney. Bethaney Midyett gave them to Daniel
Midyett Who freed them in 1808.
CHARLES MIDYETT: The son of Maricay was owned by Bethany Midyett
who gave him to her son Banister Midyett.
AMERICA MIDYETT: The son of Charles Midyett was owned by Banister
Midyett America Midyett Sr.died in about 1849 and is buried in the
Nathan O'Neal Cemetery at Mount Pleasant (Hyde Co. NC.)
DAVID MIDYETT: The son of America Midyett was owned by Banister Midyett.
WM. RODGER SMITH: The son of David Midyett was owned by Peter Spencer.
MAHALIA GREENE: The wife of Rodger Smith was owned by Calib Spencer
who died in 1859, the blacks he owned was divide among his heirs. Mahalia
was valued at $ 250.00 and given to Peter Spencer.
TAMER McCOTTER: Was owned by William Gibbs who sold her to Archibald
McCotter. In 1833 she was left to Burney McCotter by his father Archibald. Archibald
and Burney are the Great grand father and grandfather of Dr. St. Elmo
SAMUEL McCOTTER: The son of Tamer was owned by Archibald McCotter.
ANSON GIBBS: Was owned by Benjamin M. Gibbs, In 1859 he left him
to his four youngest children.
ADAM GIBBS: The son of Anson was owned by Benjamin M. Gibbs who left
him to his son William H. Gibbs.
LORY SLADE: Was owned by John Bell who left her to Henry Slade and
Asa P.Slade in 1846. In 1856 Henry died and left her to be sold
to pay his debts. On May 16, 1856 she was sold at Public auction
in Sladville NC. to Asa P. Slade, for $ 674.00.
JOANNA WARNER: the daughter of Lory Slade was owned by John Bell
who left her to Sarah and Mary Moore, in 1846
SPENCER CLARK: The son of Keizah Eborn was owned by William Clark,
who died in 1806, and left him to his daughter Polly Clark.