Hi Linda. Well John Bunch is documented solid as rock as a slave owned by Indian Trader Capt How. All ole John Bunch wanted to do was go home. Back to Va from South Carolina. eventually How must of freed him and he made it back. its still early but the Uriah Collins of NC lived under the juristiction of the New bern court NC.his in laws were ordered to free all their Black Portguese slaves 1750s. If you gander the 1790 Wilkes NC tax list 2 names of intrest Voluntine Collins--- white man the Hardyman or Vardy Hardy ect are white. Yet look at the next list of Ashe county formed from Wilkes the same names are then Negro inhabitants but this depends on whos transcription you use. Now shortly after Uriah collins appears in Jessemine Kentucky with white Militon white Vardyman and Thomas Collins as well as white Meredith Collins.
This indicates that Collins names with JesseBolin 1st on Wilkes tax list then the Stoney Creek minutes were the former neighbors and friends of his back in Wilkes NC. It just maybe that the freed African Portguese slaves formely owned by Uriah Collins inlawstook the the family names thats the way it looks as of now, how do you know who was black or fpc in early jessemine ky? why because John Goins is the listed there as FPC whereas his son Jeremiah Goins is white. Anyone can go to the Pasqoutank NC GENWEB. THEN CLICK on the New Bern court records.The court. Free the Negro Portugese slaves and these were Uriah Collins inlaws Tax Cenus his white children and grandchildren in jessemine kentucky used the same names as the so called free person of color or Mulenjin Collins. a coincedence? Anyway can you help on Peggy Mcmanus who were they? The early Mcmanus people of Garrard Ky. she married John Totten Jr a son of the John Totten Sr and Jinney Reynolds came from Greene Tenn late 1790s to Garrard ky The one Reynolds with all the FPCS in their family later in Grainger. Tenn