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In January 1835, Esther and her husband, Jack, ran away from their latest enslaver, Herold Blackmore of Duplin County. Esther was “about 30 years old…and of an Indian complection [sic], said to have Indian blood,” and forty-year-old Jack was a carpenter. Blackmore shared the names and locations of their former enslavers because often people returned to areas that they were familiar with or ran to places where they had family. By Sept. 10, 1835, Blackmore was willing to pay $50 for their capture or $20 to anyone who could provide information that led to their return.

Source: Fayetteville Weekly Observer, Fayetteville, NC · December 24, 1835

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