||Olive Ellis, b. Abt 1834, Northampton, North Carolina  |
- On the 1810 Census for Dinwiddle, VA. We find a white Sterling Persons. He is just 53 miles (as the crow flys) from Northampton. There could be a relationship here with the Person Slave owners in Northampton and may explain Sterling's name.
On the 1850 and 1860 slave censuses for Brunswick, VA which is even closer to Northampton 35 miles away. We find a large Pearson/Persons family in the area. The elder is Thomas J. Pearson.
It was long speculated that our Persons hailed from Northampton and migrated to surrounding areas after being freed. This is confirmed on the death certificate of Thomas J. Person. His father, was Sterling Person who married an Olive Ellis around 1850. We find on the 1850 Slave Census for Northampton two very peculiar artifacts. We find two white slave owners with very interesting names: Daniel Ellis and Thomas J. Person. There is definitely a connection that cannot go ignored. - R. Finley Sr - 06-10-2008
|>||1. Thomas Jefferson Person, b. 04 Jul 1852, Northampton, North Carolina , d. 27 Aug 1918, Halifax, North Carolina |
|>||2. Anthony Lee Person, Sr., b. 31 Jan 1858, Northampton, North Carolina , d. 18 Aug 1928, Conoconnara, North Carolina |
|Birth - Abt 1830 - Northampton, North Carolina