In the months following the Southampton revolt, whites in various southern localities suspected that the slaves in their communities were likewise plotting to kill their white owners. Numerous counties in Virginia experienced insurrection scares, as did several North Carolina towns and various Low County districts in South Carolina.
In Spotsylvania County, Virginia, slaves were tried in September for plotting a rebellion for the previous July 4, the same day Nat Turner had originally set for the Southampton revolt. Several slaves in Duplin and Sampson Counties, North Carolina, were put on trial in November, and some were summarily executed.
Thomas Moran's painting Slave Hunt depicts the Great Dismal Swamp, a refuge for runaway slaves near Southampton County.
Richmond Compiler, September 3, 1831
Richmond Enquirer, September 20, 1831
Niles Register, December 10, 1831
William Drewry, The Southampton Insurrection, 1900
Edenton Gazette, August 31, 1831
J. Pearsall to S. Langdon, September 19, 1831
National Intelligencer, September 19, 1831
Niles Register, September 24, 1831
Gov. Stokes (NC) to Gov. Hamilton (SC), November 18, 1831
Charleston Courier, October 4, 1831