My ancestor David Pierce married and raised a family in Beaufort County. He was not from that area, telling his grand-daughter that his mother, a white woman had to give him away because his father was Indian. This sounds like a bastardy bond scenario. I located a mulatto David Pierce bonded to James and Eliza McKee, who owned a boarding house according to the 1850 and 1860 census. I would like to find out if anyone has information or can assist me in looking up information about this David Pierce and how he came to be bonded with the McKee family. I have been unable to locate any leads on my great-great grandfather's life prior to his first marriage.