Note: Leah Mann was orphaned at age 5 and as was customary in those times was bound over by the County Court to a family for her care and upbringing. She was raised as a member of the family of George Davidson.
ABSTRACTS OF THE MINUTES OF COURT, P&Q, ROWAN COUNTY, NC (1753-1762) by JO WHITE LIN, SALISBURY, NC.
(Apr 17, 1759) Ordered P Cur (i.e.by the court) that Leiah Man, orphan of John Man, decd, br bound unto George Davidson until the sd orphan arrive at the age of eighteen years, she being now adjudged five years old and sd Davidson to give the child a young cow at her freedom besides what the Law allows and to comply with an Act of Assembly in such cases concerning the binding out orphans to learn her to read and write with consl. speed.
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