Hi folks! I just found out about a new book last night. This is part 0f a sort of series (technically not a series, but it's "series-like"), which anyone with slave or free Black ancestors in NC needs to check out, it's a great source. The author is William L. Byrd, III. All the books start out with the title: "North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color" and a subtitle of the particular county. This one is for Perquimans County and the publisher is Heritage Books. Here is a link to Heritage Books and in the search box, type "William Byrd" to get the full list. 3 of titles returned are not by him, but if you add the "L." in there, it won't return EVERY title of his. The publication date is 2006 with a copyright date of 2005. If you don't want to purchase it, check your local library or get it through ILL at your library. I can finally fit the pieces together of 1 family I've been researching thanks to just the first 10 pages of this book!