In 1870, James Walker Hood was living with his wife and three children in Raleigh, NC.
By 1880, however, one black preacher
emerges in Township 5:
Sylvester Brown Gaskill.
|1880: Township 5, Craven, NC:|
Roll: 959; FHF: 1254959; Page 190B;
Enumeration District 37; Image: 0548.
In 1900 he was enumerated as a Minister in Township 5. By 1910 he was deceased, his family had moved to Beaufort (Carteret County), and his name sake -- the son of David E. and Lessie (Davis) Gaskill -- was born (about January 1910).
One interesting note: after the 1860 Census, no more white Methodist Episcopal Ministers nor Free Baptist Ministers were enumerated in Township 5.