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Poe Family

Chatham County North Carolina – through to c1800

(including early Granville and Orange)

 

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Notations such as NC-1 below refer to citations at: North Carolina Bibliography

 

Chatham County Sketch showing most of the waterways mentioned in these records

 

Haw River Creeks

 

James Poe

NC Archives Document verifying service in the Revolutionary War

http://poegen.net/NC/Images/JamesPoeRevRecNC.jpg

 

Poe in Cemeteries List

http://poegen.net/NC/NorthCarolinaCemeteryPoeList.htm

 

 

Granville County

 

Bradford Deeds from:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncgranvi/deeds/bradford-dd.htm

 

NOTE: two sons of Simon Poe SR (1707/8-1793), Stephen Poe and Simon Poe JR (who both died in 1773) married Bradford Sisters, Hannah Bradford and Sophia Bradford, respectively, who were of this Thomas Bradford, Philemon Bradford family. The forebear was Richard Bradford of King and Queen County / Caroline County, Virginia. Some had stated that Simon Poe Sr’s wife was the aunt of these Bradford sisters but I’ve seen no evidence about any wife Simon Poe SR.

 

4 September 1750

(FHL# 306,118) vol. A. p. 296 Doc. 26 This indenture made and indented this fourth day of September One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty between Thomas Bradford of Northampton County in the said province aforesaid Farmer of the one part and Philemon Bradford Junr. of the county and province aforesaid of the other part Haberdasher. Witnesseth that the said Thomas Bradford for and in consideration of twenty pounds current money of the colony of Virginia to me in hand paid or secured to be paid have given granted bargained sold enscoffed and conveyed unto the said Philemon Bradford his heirs executors administrators and assigns one tract or parcel of land containing two hundred acres lying on Quarrell Creek* it being the one half or moiety of a greater containing four hundred acres. Beginning at a white oak on the south side and so strait across the said land a north course by a line of marked trees to a hickory which half or parcel here granted lyeth to the south is and of the said tract or parcel of land together with all and singular woods underwoods ways, paths, and passages with all onehands gardens and all other the improvements to the same belonging or any way appertaining to him the said Philemon Bradford his heirs executors or administrators and the same shall and will for ever warrant secure and defend from all gifts grants bargains sales leases mortgages dowers judgments executions and all other incumbrances whatsoever of the same shall and will secure and defend from all persons whatsoever and from me my heirs executors or administrators or any deed or conveyance to make as his council learned in the law that reasonably devise advise or require. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and year aforesaid. Thos. Bradford. Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of Jno. Norris, Jonatn. White, George King, Alexr. Burnk (Burck?). At a court held for Granville County Sep. 4, 1750 the within deed of sale from Thomas Bradford to Philemon Bradford Junr. was proved in open court in due form of law by the oath of Jonathan White and on Motion ordered to be registered certified by Dan Welden CC.

 

* I am not able to locate this feature

 

4 September 1750

(FHL# 306,118) vol. A p. 306 Doc. 26 This indenture made and indented this fourth day of September one thousand seven hundred and fifty between Thomas Bradford of Northampton County in the Province aforesaid farmer of the one part witnesseth that I the said Thomas Bradford for and in consideration of the sum of eleven pounds ten shillings Virginia Currency to me in hand paid or secured to be paid have given granted bargained sold enscoffed and conveyed unto James Dickens of Granville County his heirs executors administrators and assigns one half or tract of land containing two hundred acres lying on Quarrel Creek it being the half of a greater Parcel containing four hundred acres beginning at a white oak near Lick Creek* running south 702 D.E. 200 pole then south D.W. 305 to a hickory tree then North 34 W. 200 pole to a white oak then with a strait line to the beginning which said parcel or one half containing two hundred beginning at a white oak on the south side of the said tract and so across the said land a northern course by a line of marked trees which parts this tract or parcel from Phillemon Bradfords land to a hickory which half or parcel lyeth on the northern side of the said tract or parcel of land Together with all and singular woods underwoods ways paths and passages with all onehands gardens and all other improvements to the same belonging or any ways appurtaining to him the said James Dickens his heirs executors administrators assigns and the same shall and will warrant secure and defend from me my heirs executors administrators or from all gifts grants bargains sales leases mortgages joynters and all other incumbrances whatsoever and the same shall and will forever warrant and defend from all manner of persons whatsoever or any other deed or conveyance to make as his council learned in the law shall reasonably devise advise or require. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and year aforesaid. Thos. Bradford. Jno. Norris, George King, Alexander Burnham. At a court held for Granville county Sep 4. 1750 the within deed of sale from Thomas Bradford to James Dickens was proved in court by the oath of Alexander Burnham and on motion ordered to be registered certified by Dan Weldon CC.

 

  • There are other possibilities for this feature, but the link shows present day Chatham County and Lick Creek.
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(some records, such as these, are kept together rather than listing them in the chronology generally applied on this page)

 

6 March 1760

(FHL# 306,121) vol. D. p. 64 Doc. 27 This indenture made the sixth day of March one thousand seven hundred sixty between Thomas Bradford of Granville County province of North Carolina of the one part and Sherwood Harris of the same county of the other part witnesseth that the said Thomas Bradford for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings sterling money of England to him in hand paid by the said Sherwood Harris before the sealing and deliverance of the said presents already paid the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge him of therewith fully satisfied content of said and paid and thereof doth aquit and discharge the said Harris and covory of them doth hereby fully acquit and discharged hath bargained sold confirmed and doth by these present bargain sell and confirm allow and makes over unto the said Sherwood Harris his heirs and assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation fifty acres be the same more or less situate lying and being in Granville county and part of a larger tract of land whereon the said Bradford now dwells and bounded as followeth to wit beginning at a Hickory on the west side of Fishing Creek* thence up said creek to a black gum at the mouth of a branch thence up said branch toward the head thereof to a white oak thence a strait couse to Thomas Bradfords back line to a pine thence along Bradford's line to his corner pine thence to the first station to have hold and peaceably enjoy the aforesaid fifty acres of land be the same more or less with all courses orchards gardens woods ways underwoods waters and water courses meadows and meadow grounds with all others and singular the improvements and appurtenances to the same belonging or any ways appurtaining from the claim right or title of him the said Thomas Bradford his heirs execrs. or assigns forever to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Sherwood Harris his heirs and assigns forever and the said Thomas Bradford for himself his heirs and do promise and agree to and with the said Sherwood Harris his heirs or that he will from time to time and at all times forever hereafter make any further right title or conveyance as he or they or their councel learned in the law shall reasonably require in witness whereof the said Thomas Bradford hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year above written. Thos. Bradford. Sealed and delivered. At a court held for Granville County 1st Nov. 1760. Thomas Bradford acknowledged this deed to be his act and deed and on motion it was ordered to be registered. Danl. Weldon CC.

 

* This is in present day Granville County, nowhere near “Lick Creek”

 

11 November 1761

(FHL# 306,122) vol. E p. 40 Doc. 28 This indenture made the 11th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty one between Thomas Bradford of Granville county in North Carolina of the one part and Philemon Bradford of the aforesaid County of the other part witnesseth that he the said Thomas Bradford for and in consideration of the sum of ten pounds sterling money of England to him in hand paid by the said Philemon Bradford before the signing and sealing of these presents already paid the receipt whereof he doth acknowledge and confess himself therewith fully satisfied contented and paid every part and parcel thereof to the said Philemon Bradford his heirs executors and administrators and assigns etc. and every of the them doth hereby fully and absolutely acquit and discharge hath bargained sold and doth by these presents bargain sell alien mark over and confirm unto the said Philemon Bradford his heirs executors administrators and assigns etc. one certain tract or parcel of land four hundred and thirty acres as may more fully appear by deed granted to the said Thomas Bradford by Earl Granville his agent bearing date the tenth day of March 1761 and beginning as followeth, to wit, at a red oak running North two hundred poles to a red oak thence East two hundred pole to a white oak thence south three hundred and sixty pole to a red oak thence west one hundred fifty six pole to a gum thence north along Philemon Bradford's line one hundred and sixty pole to a red oak thence along his other line west to the first station. To have and peaceably enjoy the aforesaid four hundred thirty acres of land with all courses onehands gardens woods ways waters underwoods and meadow grounds with all other singular the improvements and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any way appurtaining to the said land and premises from the claim right or title of him the said Thomas Bradford his heirs executors administrators and assigns or any other persons whatsoever claiming the same to only proper use and behoof of the said Philemon Bradford his heirs executors adminstrators and assigns forever and he the said Thomas Bradford for himself his heirs executors administrators and assigns etc do covenant promise and agree that he will from time to time and at all times forever hereafter warrant and defend the right and title of the said Philemon Bradford his heirs executors and administrators and assigns etc. or his or their council learned in the law shall lawfully require. In witness whereof the said Thomas Bradford hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first above written. Thomas Bradford. Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of Jonathan White and John White. Granville County November Court 1761. Thomas Bradford acknowledged this deed to be his act and deed and on motion it was ordered to be registered.

 

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3 April 1762

(FHL# 306,122) Vol. E p. 361 Doc. 28 This indenture made the 3 day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty two between Thomas Bradford of Granville County in the province of North Carolina of the one part and Luis Anderson of the said county and province of the other part witnesseth that the said Thos. Bradford for and in consideration of the sum of Twelve pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof the said Thos. Bradford doth hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained and sold aliened enscoffed and released and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell alien enscoff release and confirm unto the said Luis Andreson his heirs and assigns one certain tract dividery or parcel of land situate lying and being in the said county of Granville on the North side of Fishing Creek containing by estimation ninety six acres more or less and bounded as followeth to wit, according to the line of marked trees beginning at William Taylors*corner pine in Anderson line running North one hundred and fifteen pole to a center of two R. Oaks thence E. one hundred forty pole to a pine thence south to a Center the said Taylors corner thence W. to the first station and also the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents and services thereof and also all the estate right title interest property claim and demand whatsoever of him the said Thos. Bradford of in and to the said land and premises and of in and to every part and parcel thereof to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land and premises with the appurtenaces unto the said Luis Anderson his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said Luis Anderson his heirs and assigns forever and the said Thos. Bradford for himself and his heirs doth covenant and grant to and with the said Luis Anderson that he the said Thos. Bradford the said Tract or parcel of land and premises and the appurtenances unto the said Luis Anderson his heirs and assigns will warrant and forever defend by these presents in witness whereof the said Thos. Bradford hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year above written. Thomas Bradford. Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of John Parham, jurat, Avary Parham. Granville County August court 1762. This deed was duly proved by the oath of John Parham one of the subscribing witness thereto and on motion it was ordered to be registered.

 

 

* Quite a few Taylor records associated with Poe within this page

 

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30 September 1763

(FHL# 306,124) Vol. G p. 227 Doc. 29 This indenture made the Thirtyeth day of September in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty three Between Phillemon Bradford of the county of Granville in the province of North Carolina party of the one part and Thomas Bradford of the same county of the other part witnesseth that the said Phillemon Bradford for and in consideration of the sum of seventy five pounds provd. money to him by the said Thomas Bradford in hand paid before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained and sold aliened enscoffed released and confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain and sell alien enscoff release and confirm unto the said Thomas Bradford one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the said County of Granville and on the Branches of Quick Sand and Beaverdam Creeks and bounded as followeth to wit Beginning at a white oak corner of the said Phillemon Bradfords running thence by his said line E. 40 poles to a pine thence 420 poles to a pine Nelsons line W. 280 poles to a red oak thence So. five hundred and twenty poles to a white oak in his line of another survey thence W. 72 poles to a corner white oak thence So. 200 poles to a pine thence E. 160 pole to a corner white oak thence N. 86 poles to a white oak thence E. 158 poles to a red oak thence by his old line N. 4 the first station containing in the whole eight hundred and eighty eight acres together with the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents and profits thereof and also all the rights title interest property claim and whatsoever of him the said Phillemon Bradford in and to the said land and premises and of in and to every part and parcel thereof to have and to hold the said land and premises together with the appurtenances there unto belonging unto the said Thomas Bradford his heirs and assigns to his and their only proper use benefit and behalf forever the said Phillemon Bradford for himself and his heirs executors and administrators do covenant and grant to and with the said Thomas Bradford that he the said Phillemon Bradford and his heirs the said tract or Parcel of land and premises together with the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said Thomas Bradford his heirs and assigns shall and will warrant and forever defend against all and every person or persons whomsoever claiming or to claim from by or under him them or any of them In Witness whereof the said Phillemon Bradford hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first above written Phillemon Bradford. Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of us Samuel Benton Richard Bradford. Granville County May Court 1764. This Deed was proved by the oath of Samuel Benton one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and on motion was ordered to be registered.

 

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5 February 1767

(FHL# 306,125) Vol. H. p. 260 Doc. 30 This indenture made the fifth day of February in the year of our Lord Christ One thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Seven by and between Thomas Bradford of the county of Granville in the Province of North Carolina planter of the one part and William Parham*of the County and Province aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Thomas Bradford for and in consideration of the sum of seventy five pounds provd. to him in hand paid by the said William Parham before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof he the said Thomas Bradford doth hereby acknowledge and every part and parcel thereof doth exonerate acquit and discharge the said William Parham his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever by these presents hath given granted bargained sold aliened conveyed and confirmed unto the said William Parham his heirs and assigns forever one part or parcel of a tract of land containing by estimation one hundred and fifty eight acres be the same more or less situate and being in the said County of Granville and the west side of Fishing Creek bounded as follows (viz.) Beginning at a corner gum on the said Creek thence W. to a corner hickory thence N. 260 poles to white oak in days line thence E. to a red oak on the said Creek thence down the meanders of said Creek to the first station being the West part of a tract of land granted to Jonathan White by deed from Francis Corban Esqr. bearing date October the Twenty third 1754 and now by deed from Thomas Bradford to the said William Parham his heirs and assigns forever Together with all Woods, waters, Hereditaments, and appurtenances to the said land belonging or appertaining with the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents issues and profits and of every part and parcel thereof To Have and to hold the said one hundred and fifty acres of land and premises hereby granted unto the said William Parham and to the only sole use benefit and behoof of him the said William Parham his heirs and assigns forever and the said Thomas Bradford for himself his heirs executors and administrators doth covenant and agree to and with the said William Parham his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever that they or either of them shall and may at all times hereafter peaceably and quietly have hold use occupy possess and enjoy the said land and premises with out the let said trouble molestation interruption or demand of him the said Thomas Bradford his heirs executors administrators or assigns or any other person or persons claiming by from or under them or any of them and the said Thomas Bradford his heirs executors and administrators shall at any time hreafter on demand make and execute such further and ample assurance of the premises unto the said William Parham his heirs and assigns forever as in law or equity can be reasonably devised advised or required in witness whereof the said Thomas Bradford hath hereunto set his hand and seal, the day and year first above written. Thomas Bradford. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us Stephen Jeld, Michael Wilson. Granville County February Court 1767. This deed was duly proved in open court by the oath of Stephen Jeld a subscribing witness thereto and on motion it was ordered to be registered.

 

* several Parham around Poe records below

 

 

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19 September 1768

(FHL# 306,125) Vol. H. p. 507 Doc. 30 This indenture made the nineteenth day of September One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Eight between Thomas Bradford of the county of Granville and Province of North Carolina of the one part and George Hudsparth the aforesaid County and Province of the other part witnesseth that the said Thomas Bradford for and in consideration of the sum of sixteen pounds proclamation money to him in hand paid before the ensealing hereof the receipt whereof the said Thomas Bradford do hereby acknowledges himself therewith fully satisfied have granted bargained sold and confirmed and by these presents do fully and absolutely grant bargain sell and confirm unto the said George Hudsparth his heirs and assigns forever part of a tract of land lying and being on the waters of Lowground Creek and where the said George Hudsparth now lives it being part of a larger tract of land by a deed from one Lord Earl of Granville to John Plant beginning at a hickory near the path that leads from Wilkersons to Bradfords being a corner of the original deed thence running North one hundred and nine poles to a corner at three red oaks thence West two hundred and ninety four poles to a pine thence south one hundred and nine poles to a black oak thence east two hundred and ninety four poles to the first stations Hickory it being by estimation one hundred acres of land be the same more or less To have and to hold the said granted premises with the appurtenances and privileges thereunto belonging unto him the said George Hudspeth his heirs and assigns forever to his and their proper use and behoof for all and I the said Thomas Bradford for me my heirs executors and administrators do covenant and promise to and with the said George Hudspeth his heirs and assigns that before the ensealing hereof that I the said Thomas Bradford am the sole and lawful owner of the above said premises and am lawfully possessed of the same in my own proper right as a good and absolute estate of Inheritance in fee simple and have in my self good right and full power to grant bargain sell and confirm the aforesaid premises and that the said George Hudspeth his heirs and assigns shall from time to time and at all times forever hereafter by virtue of these presents lawfully and quietly have hold and enjoy the said bargained premises with all and every the appurtenances free and clear freely and clearly exonerated and discharged of and from all manner of gifts grants bargains sales leases interests jointers dowers judgments executions and incumbrances whatsoever the interests henceforth payable to improve it shall become due to only excepted and the said Thoams Bradford his heirs executors and administrators do covenant and agree to and with the said George Hudsparth his heirs and assigns that he the said Thomas Bradford and his heirs shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter upon the request and at the cost and charge of him the said Hudspath his heirs etc. Do make and execute or cause to be done and executed all such lets things conveyances whatsoever for the further better and more perfect conveying and I here making the said lands and premises as shall be reasonably advised and required by him or them or any of them or any of their council learned in the law further more the said Thomas Bradford his heirs executors and administrators do covenant and engage the above premises with its appurtenances unto him the said George Hudsparth his heirs and assigns the lawful claim of any person whatsoever forever hereafter do warrant and defend the same by virtue hereof and that the said Thomas Bradford or his heirs shall and will acknowledge this his deed in Granville Court to the said George Hudspath his heirs and assigns when thereunto required. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and year above written. Thomas Bradford. Signed sealed and delivered in presents of us Geor. Thompson, Richar. Bradford, Solomon Fuller. Granville County April Court 1768. Then was this deed duly proved by the oath of Solomon Fuller one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and on motion ordered to be registered.

 

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18 October 1769

(FHL# 306,126) Vol. J p. 5 Doc. 31 This indenture made the eighteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty nine Between Thomas Bradford of the County of Granville in the Province of North Carolina of the one part and Richard Bradford of the Province and County aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Thomas Bradford for and in consideration of the sum of fifty pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said Richard Bradford before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof the said Thomas Bradford doth hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained and sold aliened enscoffed released and confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain and sell alien enscoff release and confirm unto the said Richard Bradford one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the county of Granville and on both sides of Lowe ground Creek and bounded as followeth (to wit) Beginning at the Red Oaks near Wilkersons path running North 121 pole to a pine thence by Wilkersons line West 94 pole to a red oak thence by said line North 40 pole to a pine thence west 200 pole to a pine thence south 161 pole to a pine thence East 294 pole to the first station containing in the whole Two Hundred Seventy two acres of land be the same more or less. Together with the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents issues and profits thereof as also all the estate right title interests property claim and demand whatsoever of him the said Thomas Bradford of in and to the said land and premises and of and to every part and parcel thereof to have and to hold the said land and premises together with the appurtenances hereunto belonging unto him the said Richard Bradford his heirs and assigns forever and the said Thomas Bradford his heirs executors and administrators the said seat tract or parcel of land and premises unto the said Richard Bradford his heirs and assigns shall and will warrant and forever defend from all persons claiming or to claim from by or under him them or any of them or any other person or persons whomsoever. In witness whereof the said Thomas Bradford hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first above written. Thomas Bradford. Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us. (no names listed) Granville County October Court 1769. Then Thomas Bradford in open court acknowledged this deed to Richard Bradford and on motion it was ordered to be registered.

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14 June 1774

(FHL# 306,126) Vol. K p. 254 Doc. 31 This indenture made the fourteenth day of June one thousand seven hundred and seventy four between Thomas Bradford and Mary Bradford his wife of the County of Granville and Province of North Carolina of the one part and Thomas Banks of the County and Province aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Thomas Bradford and Mary his wife for and in consideration of the sum of fifty eight pounds sixteen shillings Proclamation money to them in hand paid before the ensealing hereof the receipt wherof the said Thomas Bradford and Mary his wife do hereby acknowledge and themselves therewith fully contented, satisfied, and paid have granted bargained sold and confirmed and by these presents do fully and absolutely grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto the said Thomas Banks his heirs and assigns forever part of a survey or tract of land situate lying and being joined to the land that the said Thomas Banks now do live on and containing by estimation four hundred and ninety acres lying and being on both sides of Quick Sand Creek and being part of a larger survey deeded from one Lord Earl of Granville to Philemon Bradford August 1st 1762. Butted and Bounded as followeth (to wit) Beginning at a pine on a ridge on the East side of Quicksand Creek running West 280 poles to a red oak thence south 280 Pole to a pine and red oak sapling thence east to a Branch thence down the Courses of the said Branch to the fork thence the said Course (East) in all 280 pole to a white oak in a Bottom thence North 280 pole to the first station. To have and to hold the said granted premises with the appurtenances and privileges thereto belonging unto him the said Thomas Banks his heirs and assigns forever to his and their own proper use and behoof forever and we the said Thomas Bradford and Mary his wife, for us our heirs executors and administrators do covenant and promise to and with the said Thomas Banks his heirs and assigns that before the ensealing hereof that I the said Thomas Bradford and Mary my wife am the sole and lawfull owner of the above said premises and am lawfully possessed of the same in my own proper right as a good and absolute estate of inheritance in fee simple and have in myself good right and full power to grant bargain sell and confirm the aforesaid premises and that the said Thomas Banks his heirs and assigns shall from time to time and at all times forever hereafter by virtue of these presents lawfully and quietly have whole use and enjoy the said bargained premises with all and every its appurtenances free and clear, freely and clearly exonerated and discharged of and from all manner of gifts, grants, bargains, sales, leases, interests, jointees, dowerages, judgments, executions, and incumbrances whatsoever, the quitrents payable from last August was a year and henceforth to whom it shall become due to only excepted and we the said Thomas Bradford and Mary his wife and our executors and administrators do covenant and agree to and with the said Thomas Banks his heirs and assigns that we the Said Thomas Bradford and Mary his wife and their heirs shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter upon request and at the cost and charge of the said Thomas Banks his heirs etc. do make and execute or cause to be done and executed all such acts things and conveyances and assurances in the law whatsoever for the further better and more perfect sure making and ensuring the said lands and premises as shall be reasonable advised as required by him or them or any of them or any of their Council Learned in the Law furthermore the said Thomas Bradford and Mary his wife their heirs executors and administrators do convenant and engage the above premises with every and all its appurtenances unto him the said Thomas Banks his heirs and assigns against any lawfull claim of any person whatsoever forever hereafter do warrant and defend the same by virtue hereof and that we the said Thomas Bradford and Mary his wife or their heirs shall and will acknowledge this their deed in Granville Court to the said Thomas Banks his heirs or assigns when thereunto required. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals the day and year above written. Thomas Bradford, Mary Bradford (mark). Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of us James Fuller, John Bridges. Granville County February Court 1775. This deed was acknowledged by Thomas Bradford to be his act and deed and on motion ordered to be registered and at the same time Mary wife of the said Thomas was privately examined by Samuel Smith who reported that she relinquished her right of dower in the said land conveyed.

 

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(FHL# 306,127) Vol. L. p. 286 Doc. 32 This indenture made the first day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight between Thomas Bradford and Mary his wife of the County of Granville and state of North Carolina of the one part and John Oliver of the said County and State of the part witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of Two Hundred and fifty pounds proclamation money by the said John Oliver to them in hand paid at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof they doth hereby acknowledge and thereof and of every part and parcel thereof doth fully and clearly bargain and sell unto the said John Oliver his heirs and assigns one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the county of Granville and state aforesaid and beginning at the gum and hickory on the south side of Far River thence south on Landless line to a Red oak thence west on Guinn on Nolands line to a hickory thence south twenty three East twenty pole to two red oaks then North fifty five west forty five pole to a white oak then North twenty six west sixty four pole to a hickory then North twenty six East One hundred and sixteen pole to a red oak on Far River then down the said River as it meanders to the beginning containing by estimation one hundred and sixty two acres more or less it being part of a survey of land granted Isaac Reeks by pattent bearing date 21 day of July one thousand seven hundred and forty three to have and to hold the aforesaid tract of land with the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining with all the houses gardens woods swamps marshes ways and water ways and all other and singular the improvements with their and every of their appurtenances whatsoever belonging or in any wise appertaining to the same from the claim right title or property of him the said Thomas Bradford and Mary his wife their heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of him the sd. John Oliver and his heirs forever that the sd. Thomas Bradford and Mary his wife for themselves their heirs and assigns do covenant grant and agree that they will from time to time and at all times defend and will forever warrant and defend the right and title of the sd. lands unto the said John Oliver his heirs and assigns against all other person and persons whatsoever. In witness whereof the said Thomas Bradford and Mary his wife hath hereunto set their hand and seals the day and year first above written. Thos. Bradford, Mary M. Bradford. Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Philemon Bradford, jurat, Thos. Bradford Junr., John Massay. Granville County May Court 1778. This deed was duly proved in open court by Philemon Bradford and on motion was ordered to be registered.

 

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4 February 1778

(FHL# 306,127) Vol. M p. 116 Doc. 32 This indenture made this fourth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight between Thomas Bradford exr. of the last will and testament of Jonathan White decd. of this County of Granville and province of North Carolina of the one part and Thomas Critcher of the County and province aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the said Thomas Bradford for and in consideration of the sum of Five hundred and sixty one pounds and one shilling proclamation money to him in hand paid by the said Thomas Critcher the receipt whereof the said Thomas Bradford doth hereby acknowledge and in virtue of the said will hath granted bargained and sold aliened enscoffed released and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell alien enscoff and confirm unto the said Thomas Critcher his heirs and assigns forever all that tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the county aforesaid on Fishing Creek beginning at a white oak George Alitons corner then So. 29 Wst. 8 pole to a pine the So. 54 E. 20 pole to a red oak then So. 86 E. 14 pole to a pine on Fishing Creek then So. 22 E. 40 pole to a hickory Thomas Critchers line then E. nosing the said Creek 32 poles to a pine stump then No. 47 E. 20 poles to a hickory then No. 200 poles to a black jack and pine then west 40 poles to a pine in Lewis Andersons line then So. 80 poles to a hickory then west 126 poles to Fishing Creek then down the said creek as it meanders to the first station containing by estimation two hundred acres be the same more or less and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders all the estate right title interest claim and demand of him the said Thomas Bradford to the said tract or parcel of land and premises with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining thereunto to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land and premises with the appurtenances therunto unto the said Thomas Critcher his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Thomas Critcher his heirs and assigns forever in as full and ample manner as he the said Thomas Bradford in virtue of the will aforesaid can legally convey the same. In witness whereof the said Thomas Bradford hath hereunt set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first above written. Thomas Bradford. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Ro. Lewis, Wm. Ogilire. Granville County February Court 1779. Thoms Bradford executor of the last will and testament of Jonathan White Decd. acknowledged this deed to be his act and deed which was ordered to be registered.

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27 March 1781

(FHL# 306,129) Vol. O p. 131 Doc. 33 This indenture made the twenty seventh day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty one between Thomas Bradford of the County of Granville and State of North Carolina of the one part and Philemon Bradford Junr. of the same County of the other part witnesseth the sd. Thos. Bradford for and in consideration of the sum of one thousand pounds current money to him in hand paid by the sd. Philemon Bradford Junr. at or before the ensealing and delivery hereof hath given granted bargained sold aliened released made over confirmed unto the sd. Philemon Bradfrod Junr. one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in Granville County aforesaid on the waters of Beaverdam Creek. Beginning at a spanish oak D. Bradfords corner then running his line South seventy six pole to a red oak P. Bradfords corner then his line West sixty three pole to a pine then his other line South eighty two pole to a white oak then his line west two hundred and seventy pole to a white oak his own corner then his line North two hundred and fifty pole to a pine Jn. Bradfords corner then west to a gum on a branch then to P. Bradfords spring branch a red oak then down the spring brach to a gum at the creek then up the creek as it meanders to the beginning containing in the whole four hundred acres be the same more or less. To have and to hold the aforesaid granted and bargained premises with all and singular the rights benefits privileges and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining thereto unto sd. Philemon Bradford Junr. his heirs and assigns forever and the sd. Thomas Bradford for himself and his heirs and assigns hereby warrant and will forever defend as good the right and title to the sd. land and premises unto the sd. Philemon Bradford Junr. his heirs etc. and as is held or obtained under the state of North Carolina for lands granted since the declaration of Independence. In testimony whereof the sd. Thomas Bradford hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year above written. Thomas Bradford. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Reuben Searey, A. Searey, Sherwood Harry. Granville County May Court 1781. Thomas Bradford acknowledged the deed to be his act and deed which was ordered to be registered.

 

 

Orange County

 

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27 January 1755

David Reynolds. 640 acres on both sides of path that leads from Nathaniel Reed's to Gabriel Freeman's; waters of Deep R.

Entered 27 Jan 1755

Surveyed 1 May 1755 for 270

Deed 8 Jan 1760 (or 61)

 

26 February 1755

Herman Husband. 640 acres; Including improvement on or near his head of the Great Alamance that Hugh Forster took from Jacob Arafield

Entered 11 Dec 1754

Surveyed 17 July 1756

Returned (?) May 1757

Deed 5 Nov 1757

 

26 February 1755     see Bray Family

George Hobson. 640 acrs on middle fork of Rocky R. joins Edad Bray's line, a survey made by Zach. Martin, that he bought of him.

Entered 6 Jan 1755

Surveyed 6 Apr 1756

Deed 2 Aug 1760

 

26 February 1755

Mark Morgan. 640 acres on both sides of Chubb Cr.

Entered 16 Dec 1754

Surveyed 11 Oct 1755

Deed 4 Nov 1756

 

 

26 February 1755

Mark Morgan. 640 acres on both sides the northwest br. of New Hope; joins his former line to Robert Patterson.

Entered 11 Oct. 1755

Deed 4 Nov. 1756

 

(Surveys)

26 May 1756

Christopher Rhoads Survey           

593 acres on both sides Crooked Cr., waters of New Hope, joins Mark Morgan, Joseph Barby, Henry Beesley, Richard Hobson: CC.

Entered 11 June 755                                                                                      

 

21 June 1756

Rhodes, Issachar (Hezekiah) Survey          21 June 1756

472 acres on 3rd fork of New Hope Cr., joins Joseph Barby; George Hern (Herndon?); William Watts: SCC.

 

2 September 1756

Richard Holeman   Survey (Holiman ?)

384 acres on Quarrel Cr. waters of Flatt R., joins James Dickens, Bradford, Thomas Bradford, Wade (or Weldon); Archelus Wilson, Charles Moore: SCC. Entered 4 Mar 1754 (by James Taylor)

 

16 September 1756

Archelus Wilson        Survey

283 Acres on Quarrel Cr., joins Richard Holoman, Phileman Bradford; Richard Holoman, Charles Moore: SCC

Deed 3 February 1761.

(Holoman may be "Holiman" who were in Anson Co, and went to AL and AR with my ancestors. My great grandmother was a Holiman)

 

 

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Caroline County, Virginia, Court Records, 1742-1833 and Marriages, 1787-1810

By William Lindsay Hopkins

 

William & Mary Quarterly (series 1) V. 18, pp.107-8

 

Richard Bradford . . . 28 October 1756/18 Jan 1757 . . . Wife Rachell Bradford. Son Richard Bradford. Son John Bradford (under 21) two slaves in Caroline Co. “bought by my brother Philip Bradford.” Daughters Septirah Bradford and Elizabeth Bradford. Exor: Wife Rachell Bradford. Wit: Thomas Wrenn, Henry Farley and William Ragsdale. (Found in Granville Co, NC Unrecorded Wills 1746-1771).

 

Abstractsof Granville County, NC Unrecorded Wills, 1746-1771

 

9 Oct. 28, 1756- proved Jan. 1757 on oath of WILLIAM BOWLER, THOMAS WRENN, WILLIAM RAGSDALE, HENRY FARLEY. The executors named relinquished and the court appointed WILLIAM BOWLER, administrator. RICHARD BRADFORD wills to son RICHARD, 20 shillings;  son JOHN, 2 negroes, all land in Carolina which I bought of my brother PHILLIP BRADFORD, 2 featherbeds and furniture and he to remain in care of my wife RACHEL BRADFORD until he is 21 years old; to daughter SEPHIRAH BRADFORD, a negro slave; to daughter ELIZA BRADFORD, a negro which I have already delivered to her; to my wife RACHEL all else as long as she is my widow and at her death, to my surviving children: SEPHERAH BRADFORD, ELIZA BRADFORD, HANNAH POE, MARY CASE, . . . . . . BIRD.    Exrs: my wife RACHEL and STEPHEN POE. Wts: THOS. WRENN, HENRY FARLEY, WILLIAM RAGSDALE.

 

NOTE: It seems that in January 1757 “Sepherah / Sophia” was not married to Stephen Poe’s brother, Simon Poe, JR. By November 1758, it appears they are married. This is a Caroline Co. , VA record: 9 Nov. 1758 p. 395  Rachel Bradford, Elizabeth Bradford, Stephen Poe, Hana Poe, Simon Poe Junr, Saphiah Poe, Rachel, Eliza., Hanah and Saphiah being first privately examined, acknowledge their deed of release indented to John Thilman. Sarah Bradford* acknowledged her deed of release indented to John Thilman.)

 

10- Aug. 1, 1756- proved May court 1762- WILLIAM BRIDGES wills to daughter MARY, wife of HENRY PORCH,5 shillings after my wife's death; to daughter ELIZABETH, wife of WILLIAM FREEMAN, 5 shillings after death of my wife; to daughter SUSANNAH, wife of JOHN HANCOCK, after death of my wife; to grandson, THOMAS BRIDGES, son of WILLIAM BRIDGES, 2 cows and calf, 2 pewter dishes, 2 pewter plates, all he has in his possession except a bay horse named Fidler that he must return to my executor, the other things to him after my wife's death; to AMY (?), daughter of WILLIAM PORCH, a cow and calf and the males to her fa­ther, the females to her, after the death of my wife; to JOSEPH BRIDGES, 100 acres and plantation after death of my wife, and to his heirs and the issue of their bodies etc etc and lacking such heir to go to nearest of ki  to MARY, daughter of THOMAS BRIDGES, a negro slave when she is 18 years old and after death of my wife if she is not 18, the negro to be hired out and she given the money; to wife SUSANNAH

fo:: her lifetime, all lands goods and chattels and (photocopy cut off)

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Reported on:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~nccaswel/families/cobb.htm

 

Orange Co. Court Minuites Book: Court held March 1757 - "Thomas Laxton, Jr., and Samuel Cobb proved their attendance  as Evidences in the suit - Taylor vs Reynolds". Court held  August 1760 - "Ordered that Nathaniel Hart, David Hart, Thomas Highs, Edmund Denny, Daniel McCullom, Samuel Cobb, John Cantrel, John Thrasher, Robert Wells and Samuel Watt be appointed to lay out and open a road from the McCollom's  Plantation to Taylor's Road leading to the Court House". Court held August 1763: - "Ordered that Henry Cobb be appointed overseer of the Lower Town Road from the County Line to John Cantril's and that all hands on the waters of the County Line Creek assist".

 

In 1761, Samuel Cobb recorded a land grant on County Line Creek for 487 acres, adjoining Nathaniel Hart.

 

8 Aug. 25, 1769- proved 1770, Jan. court on oath of JOSEPH PARKER and James HEFLIN AND MARY BRADFORD qualified as executrix, THOMAS BRADFORD as executor. PHILEMON BRADFORD wills to have executors pay all debts and funeral expenses; to daughter ELIZABETH HUDSPETH, 5 pds. money; to son THOMAS, 5 pds.; to son PHILEMON, 5 pds.; to daughter MARY WHITE, 5 pds.; to son RICHARD, 5 pds.; to wife MARY, the plantation where I live, a negro named Gilbert, a negro woman named Hannah, negroes named Judy, Milley, Ned, Dilcey, Bob, all stock, household goods, as long as she is my widow or for life; to son JOHN, the land bought of my son THOS. BRADFORD on each side of Fort Creek containing 500 acres; at his mother's death, the negroes Gilbert, Hannah, and Dilce, all stock at WILLIAM PARNALS, 3 cows and calves, 6 sows and pigs, two beds and furniture, and if JOHN BRADFORD die under age or without issue, then to go to my other children; to son DAVID, the 400 acres whereon I live at the death of his mother, on Poplar Branch, and 30 acres more which is land I bought of my son THOMAS BRADFORD; also to son DAVID 4 negroes, 6 cows and calves, two beds and furniture and, if he die under age or without issue, the property equally divided to all my children then living. Exrs: wife MARY BRADFORD, son THOMAS BRADFORD,

son PHILEMON BRADFORD. Wts: TAMER HEFFLIN, CHRISTOPHER DARNAL, MARY PARKER, JOSEPH PARKER.

 

Partial collection of Hart records

http://poegen.net/NC/Studies/Hart_VA_NC.htm

 

 

7 March 1761

Dempsey Rawls        Warrant

700 acres on White Oak Cr., waters of New Hope, below William Turnor Thomason. Surveyed 2 September 1761. "Elisha Cain to direct this survey" (the name is spelled Cane in the book).

 

Cain Family Court Records

 

 

Signature images of James Watson and Stephen Poe, and by mark, Zachariah Martin (script of actual signature looks like James Watson’s. Stephen Poe consistently spells his last name Poe in all these images. James Watson’s name is on most warrants. He must have been a clerk).

 

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Stephen Poe

Warrant 17 March 1758

640 acres on waters on New Hope Cr. joins Francis Day*, begin on the Bank of Rocks.

Entered 2 November 1757

Assigned to Richard Straughan*

Surveyed 1 October 1758

 

* Richard Straughn married Lucy Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR who by 1793 was married to Richard Straughn.

The Day family is connected to the Poe family of Bucks County, PA

 

Note: A court record for a Stephen Poe in Caroline County, VA dated, 10 April 1760

p. 99 Suit in Chancery Adam Byrd agt . Stephen Poe Dismissed. These warrants may precede an actual move to North Carolina, or this may be a different Stephen Poe. That the land in on New Hope and Straughn is associated indicates this is Stephen Poe, son of Simon Poe SR.

 

http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncchatha/deedrela.htm

 

pg. 111, Jan, 23, 1782
EDWARD BRAY (farmer) and SARAH, his wife, sell to DANIEL VESTAL, for 150 pds, (acreage not given), all the tract of land lying on the Middle fork of Rockey River, it being part of a tract granted to WILLIAM LEAKEY, dated Feb. 1755, for 450 acres, and the said WILLIAM LEAKEY, conveyed 202 1/2  acres  to the said EDWARD BRAY by deed dated May 15, 1758.
EDWARD (X) BRAY
SARAH (X) BRAY
Wit:
DAVID VESTAL
WILLIAM HOBSON

 

Stephen Poe           

Warrant  6 February 1759

640 acres on west side Haw R., adjoins Argalus Henderson.

Entered 12 September 1758

Surveyed 23 October 1759

 

Joel Brooks

Survey 23 May 1759

488 acres on west side of Haw both sides of Cane Cr., joins William Nelson, Stanfield; William Wright, Joseph Wright: CC.

 

Herman Husband

Survey. 9 October 1759

245 acres called Harmonia Union, on Deep R. joins Peter Youngblood; Harson Cox, Eleazer Hunt, CC.

 

Stephen Poe            Image of the Warrant

Survey  23 October 1759

194 acres on west side Haw R., John White, Simon Poe, Jr: Chain Carriers 2 copies

(mentions “Stephen Poe’s line” as one of the boundaries)

 

and from some source

339 acres on both sides Rocky R. & Cape fear Road; Woolrick (Woolfrick?) White, John White: CB. (chain bearer?) (record say Cape Fair)

 

Note: Caroline County, VA court record Page 35 10 August 1732 Ordered James White pay Benjamin Roe . . . (Jno) John White [each] 30 pounds of tobacco for one day’s attendance as an evidence for him ads. Pickett.

 

Nathan Melton

Survey 25 October 1759

391 acres on north side Haw R.; Robert Patterson, John Collins*: CC (chain carrier)

Entered 4 November 1756

 

* Collins associations go back to Essex County, where a Samuel Poe (d. 1725) purchased 105 acres from Matthew Collins in 1707. No marriage between the families is known, but they lived as neighbors for decades.

 

Granville District

 

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30 July 1760              Image

Lord Granville to:

2023 pg. 7 Nathan Melton*. 30 July 1760 300 acres in Orange County in the Parish of St Matthew on the N side of Haw River, joining the sd river OR: /s/ Nathan Melton Wits: James Watson**, Stephen Poe*** examined by: Thos Jones and Richd Vigers surveyed 25 October 1759 cc: Robert Patterson, John Collins, W Churton Surveyor

 

* Mary Melton (born 1839) becomes the third wife of William Threet Poe (1819 NC- 1861 AR) .

** William Watson and William Poe were granted land in Orange/Culpeper Co. VA in 1737. But James Watson name is on most records, probably as a clerk.

*** This appears to be Stephen Poe (d.1773) the son of Simon Poe, Sr. (c1707-1793). Stephen Poe married Hannah Bradford, daughter of Richard Bradford. HOWEVER. It may be another Stephen Poe, not Simon Poe, Sr’s son.

 

 

Patent 177 pg. 396

Sherwood Harris       28 November 1760   525 acres in Granville Couny in the Parish of St. John on both sides of Fishing Creek, joining Harris’s line

Wits: Will Hurst, Lewis Bobo (or Lewis Bolo) examined by: Thomas Jones and Will Hurst Surveyed 6 May 1760 SCC: Thomas Bradford, Robert Poe, Thomas Person Surveyor.

 

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28 January 1761

Richard Holeman (I believe this is the family Holiman who are found with Nall in Wake Co, then Anson County. My great great grandmother Sarah Elizabeth Holiman is of this family) signed by Thomas Hart

Image

 

474. 2 February 1761, George Hobson Junr., planter, ten shillings, on forks of Rocky R. begin at George Hobson, Senr. Cor. Black oak along his line W 13 ch. To a red oak, S 30 ch. To a black oad & a hicory bush, E 35 ch. To a while oad sapling, S 10 ch. To a red oak, E 78 ½ ch. To a water beech, N 60 ch. To a while oak sapling, W 99 ch. To a white oad in sd. George Hobson’s line, along his line S 20 ch. to first station, 620 acres twenty four shillings ten pence rent per year, surveyed 9 September 1760, David Vestal & Stephen Hobson, SCC. (SSLG 92-D) [Ed. Note: see also N.C. Patent Book 14:416]

 

3 February 1761

Richard Holeman

Philemon Bradford

Charles Moore

Signer Henry Reynolds (Runnels)

Image

 

Image of this Warrant

478. 3 February 1761. Zachariah Martin ten shillings, on both sides of Brooks Cr. Waters of Haw R., begin at a red oak, N cross creek 80 ch. to a hicory, W 60 ch. to a stake, S crossing creek 80 ch. to two hicories, E to first station, 520 acres, twenty shillings ten pence rent per year, surveyed for John Martin Esq. 9 March 1756, Charles Fooshee (Foashe) & John Marsh, SCC. (SSLG 96-C)

[Ed. note: see also N.C. Patent Book 12:11]

 

Foushee Family Bible

 

470. 3 February 1761, Zachariah Martin, planter, ten shillings, on North East Fork of New Hope waters, begin at a white oak on a line called Moore’s line, E 55 ch. to a white oak, N crossing N. East of N. Hope 45 ch. to a white oak, W 55 ch. to a read oak, S cross N. East to first station, 247 acres, nine shillings eleven pence rent per years, {no survey}. (SSLG 96-B)

[Ed. note: see also N. C. Patent Book 12:6]

 

480. 3 February 1761, Archalaus Wilson, planter, ten shillings, on Quarrell Cr., begin at a white oak in Richard Holaman’s (Holiman ?)  line, S cross Quarrell Cr. 62 ½ ch. to a hicory, E 45 Ch. to a white oak, N 79 ch. to a hicory bush on Philemon Bradford’s line, his line N87W 15 ch. to 3 white oaks Bradford’s cor., Holaman’s (Holiman?) line S cross bents of creek 17 ½ ch. to his cor. White oak bush, his line W 30 ch. to first station, 283 acres, eleven shillings three pence three farthings rent per years, surveyed 2 September 1756, Richard Holaman & Charles Moore, SCC. (SSLG 102-1) [Ed. note: see also N. C. Patent Book 12:571]

 

 

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Stephen Poe

Warrant    31 March 1761

700 acres on south side of Haw R., joins his former survey, includes his own & his father's improvements.

Surveyed 16 June 1761

Deed 2 Oct 1761

 

Stephen Poe

Survey  16 June 1761

347 acres on south side Haw R., adjoins his own line, John Stuart; Argulus Henderson, Simon Poe, Junr.: CC

 

Gilbert Patterson

Warrant   2 April 1761

700 acres on south side Deep R., joins Zachariah Martin's upper corner, includes his own improvements

Surveyed 25 September 1761

Deed    6 December 1761

 

20 April 1761

James Crow. 700 acres on a prong of Phils Cr. waters of New Hope, includes his own improvements.

Surveyed 13 Sept 1761

 

18 May 1761

Joab Brooks (see muster roll below from 1772)

Survey. 375 acres on branches of Tick Cr. & Meadow Cr on the Cape Fear Rd; Mark Brooks, Isaac Brooks: CC.

 

21 May 1761

John Day

700 acres on Tarr R. on Samuel Yarbrough's line, includes his own improvements

Surveyed 20 July 1761

Deed 6 Sept 1761

 

3 June 1761

John Ramsey

Survey. 400 acres on a br. of Mill Cr. waters of Rocky R.; Benjn. Landrum, Wm Ramsey: CC.

 

16 June 1761

Stephen Poe

Survey. 347 acrs on south side Haw R., adjoins his own line, John Stuart; Argulus Henderson, Simon Poe, Junr.: CB.

 

23 June 1761

Luke Bynum (Binus)

Warrant: 700 acres on New Hope Cr. begin at John Faulconer's line. Surveyed 24 Oct. 1761

 

25 August 1761

Henry Bray. Warrant. 700 acres on south br of Rocky R. begin near the (photocopy cut off)

 

Orange County

 

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August 1761

 

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August 1761

John Campbell comes into court and prays leave to build a Publick Grist Mill on Haw River above the trading path the Court Considering the same rejects it whereupon he prays an Appeal to Halifax Superior Court which is Granted on his giving James Watson Esqr & Mordcae (sic) Guin (Gwin) Security’s in the sum of two Hundred Pounds Proclamation money for the due Prosecution of the said Suit.

 

Ordered that the Sheriff make sale of the Perishable part of the Estate of Susannah Fooshee (Fooshe) on the first Tuesday in October next at the Plantation of he said Deceased.

 

Ordered that Joseph Fooshee do bring Hannah Fooshee the Orphan Child of Charles & Christian Fooshee to the Next Inferior Court held for this County to Choose her Guardian.

 

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Court Adjourned till tomorrow Morning 8 Oclock. Court met According to Adjournment Present Alexander Mebane, Thomas Lloyd (Loyd), William Churton, Tyree Harriss Esqrs.

 

 

NOTE: This first mention of a James Poe indicates a man born by 1740. He is here associated with two known sons of Simon Poe SR. Tradition holds that the man buried in Fayette County, AL is the son of Simon Poe SR. It has been stated that this James Poe was born in 1750 or 1751. This and other records do not support that date for James’ birth.  

 

 This is an important records, so I scanned the page that it comes from: Image

 

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August 1761

Ordered that Argulus Henderson*, Simon Fooshe*, Thomas Shields, John Stuart and his tythables, William Marsh Junr. Simon Poe Junr. Stephen Poe, James Poe, Joseph Fooshe, Cornelius Roe, William Tucker,  Elathan Davis, Charles Clanton, Benjamin Clanton, Robert Colley, Samuel Marsh, William McDaniel? (sic) and his Tythables, Zachariah Martin Junr. Robert Martin, Thomas North, John Books, John Crow, John Cullis, John Webster and Charles Webster do work on the road from Haw river to Roberson's Ford being William Petty Senr District.

 

* Some sources state that Simon Fooshee was the father of Elijah Fooshe, a name in the witness list for the will of Simon Poe Sr d. 1793

 

 

Same page

Ordered that James Watson* and William Read do Employ a proper person to repair the Prison Ground pinn the Courthouse and line the west end thereof as Directed in Compass work and that the workman bring in their (sic) Bill to the next Court.

 

*William Watson and William Poe (wife Lydia) received a grant in what became Culpeper County, VA in 1737. This James Watson was a clerk and his name is on dozens of deeds.

 

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2 October 1761, William Phillips, ten shillings, begin at a hicory by the side of the river, W 81 ch. to a hicory on a line called McCulloh’s along the line N45 W 5 ch. to a hicory, N 75 ch. to a hicory, W 3 ½ ch. to a red oak, N 8 ch to a hicory, E 86 ch. to a red oak by the river, down river to first station, 700 acres, one pound eight shillings rent per year, surveyed 10 June 1760, Thomas Sharp and Charles Massey, CC. (SSLG 97-L)

[Ed. note: see also N.C. Patent Book 12:18]

 

Signature of James Watson, William Hopkins William Phillips

 

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2 October 1761

 

Grant Book Twelve. Abstracts of Land Grants. page 84. Lord Granville to (OR refers to original record).

"2099. p. 23. GEORGE POPLIN. 2 October 1761. 550 acres in Orange County on both sides of Bear Creek (which is) on the Waters of

Rocky River OR: /s/ (mark) Wits: JAS WATSON, ROBT RAINLY surveyed 23 March 1761. OC: GEO WILLIAMS, JOHN MILES, W

CHURTON Surveyor"

2 October 1761

 

Land Grant # 105

Stephen Poe 2 October 1761.347 acres South side of Haw River

 

2 October 1761 

 

Patent Book 12

Lord Granville to:

2091 pg 21. Stephen Poe* 2 October 1761.  347 acres in Orange County on the S side of Haw River, joining Poe's line** and John Stuart or: /s/ JNO Pryor Wits: Jas Watson, Herman Husband** surveyed 16 June 1761 cc: Argulus Henderson, Simon Poe JR*, W Churton Surveyor

 

*Almost surely brothers, sons of Simon Poe, SR

** Implies that Stephen Poe already owned land in the area

*** Herman Husband owned the land settled by Henry Bray.

 

Patents

574. 6 October 1761            Image

John McMillion ten acres on Hogans Cr. begin at an ash on Alexander Going's line, his line E 15 ch. crossing crek to Going's cor. white oak, his line .... to first station, 693 acres, twenty seven shillings nine pence rent per years, surveyed 17 August 1761, Peter Stacey (?) and Adrew McMehon, SCC. (SSLG 95.1-F)

[Ed. note: see also N.C. Patent Book 12:7]

James Watson

Henry Runnels                       John McMillion (his mark)

 

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20 March 1762

Mark Morgan

Entry. 700 acres on Cubb Cr. waters of New Hope between his former lines

 

Mark Morgan

Entry. 700 acres on New Hope Cr. begin below the Beaver Ponds on his own line.

 

Mark Morgan.

Warrant. 700 acres on waters of Morgans & Rolins Cr., begin above John Rigby's improvements, includes the Chappel & the 3 Springs.

 

22 March 1762

Jerimiah Hadley

Entry. 700 acres on Hicks Cr. waters of Rocky R. includes improvement Elijah Teague lives on.

 

1 April 1762

John Barbe, Senr.

Entry. 700 acres on NE Br. of New Hope, begin near the lick br. above George Herndon (Herrendon) & Bennett's lines.

 

20 April 1762

Thomas Bell 

Assignment. 700 acres on branch of Bear Swp to Arthur Williams

 

21 August 1762

William Berry (interlined)

700 acres on south side Caine Cr., includes McVey's improvements

"The above was Entered by William Berry & by Berry's consent to be Returned in Daniel McVey's name as Mr. Churton & Mr. Lea informed me - James Watson - John Lea Winess to the agreement between Berry & McVey."

 

 

9 October 1762

John Day

Warrant.  700 acres on Robeson's Cr of Haw R., includes William Lott's improvements

Surveyed 9 Mar 17__.

 

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Volume XIII Inventory and Accounts of Sales 1758-1785. Bennett

 

May 1763

Re: Estate of William Barbee (Barbey).    Simon Poe made purchase

 

 

Chatham County

 

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1764

 

p. 200

Deep River Church in Chatham County, NC. Part of Chatham that became Orange County in 1759. 1764 people who remained in Chatham County: Simon Poe

 

 

Orange County

 

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[773]-218  May Term 1764

William NUNN vs. George CHAPMAN; Debt. This Day came Edmund FANNING Esqr. and by Virtue of a Power of Attorney to him Given and Specifyed in the writing Obliga­tory Confesed Judgment for Thirteen Pounds twelve Shillings Proclamation. Therefore tis the Opinion of the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the Defendant his Damages aforesaid in form aforesaid & his Costs by him in that behalf Expended.

Judgment £13:12:-, Clerk 1:1:6.

 

Thomas HART vs. Richard PILKINTON: Debt. This Day came Edmund FANNING Esqr. (sic) by Virtue of a Power of Attorney to him Given and Specifyed in the writing Obligatory Confesed Judgment for Eleven Pounds ten Shillings Proc. besides Costs. Judgment £11:10:-, Clerk 1:1:6. (sic)

 

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Edmund FANNING vs. John SWILLEVANT (John Sullivant): Debt. This Day came John WILLIAMS Esqr. and by Virtue of a Power of Attorney to him Given and specifyed in the writing Obligatory Confesed Judgment for Six Pounds Proclamation Money. Therefore tis the Opinion of the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the Defendant his Debt aforesaid in form aforesaid and his Costs by him in that behalf Expended. Judgment £6:-:-, Clerk 1:1:6.

 

Court Adjourned till Court in Course.

 

[775]-220 August Term 1764       7 August 1764

North Carolina, Orange County Ss: At an Inferior Court of Pleas & Quarter Ses­sions begun and held for the County aforesaid at the Courthouse in Childsburg on the first Tuesday in August being the Seventh Day of the said Month in the Year of our Lord 1764 Before his Majesty's Justices of whom were present, Present (sic) Thomas LLOYD Tyrie HARRISS, John PATTERSON, Lawrence THOMPSON Esqrs.

 

            Ordered that John PATTERSON be Recommended to the Next Sessions of assembly as a Proper person to be exempt from Paying of Publick taxes.

            Ordered that John WHEALER be Recommended to the next Sessions of assembly as a Proper person to be exempted from Payment of Publick Taxes.            

Ordered that Stephen Poe be appointed Overseer of the Road whereof William Petty was formerly

            Ordered that James MOON be appointed Overseer of the Road whereof Charles DAVIS was formerly.

 

 

August 1765

p. 408

Road Jury named Harman Husbands, James Hunter, etc. listed.

Sale of perishable estate of William Horton dec'd., to be held 3rd Friday in Sept.

Sales of perishable estate of Andrew Caldwell, dec'd, to be held on 1st Friday in Sept.

 

Stephen Herndon, orphan son of Lucy Herndon, aged 11 years, he bound to Stephen Poe to learn the art and mystery of a cooper.

 

* Lucy Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR.  To have an 11 year old daughter in 1765, the birth was in 1754. If she was at least 21, Lucy Poe was born c. 1733. She may be older than her brothers.

Lucy was first married to an unknown Herndon, had children, and second married Richard Straughn. Herndon Family

 

 

Aug-Nov 1765-Feb 66-May 1766. ORANGE COUNTY NC COURT MINUTES, 1762-1766, BOOK II

 

[996]-438       August Term 1765 

James YOUNG & Compy. agt. Francis DAY: Debt. This Day came the Defendant by his Attorney and by Virtue of a Power of Attorney to him Given & Specifyed in the Writing Obligatory Confesed Judgment for Eight Pounds seven Shillings and Eleven pence Proclamation Money with Interest from the 15th. Day of May 1765 till paid & Costs. Judgment £8:7:11, Clerk 1:1:6.

 

Court Adjourned till Court ln Course.

 

[997]-439 November Term 1765

North Carolina Orange County Ss: At an Inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions begun and held for the County aforesald at the Courthouse in Childsburg on the Second Tuesday in November belng the 12th. Day of the said Month and in the Year of our Lord 1765 his Majesty's (sic) being Present

towit: Tyrie HARRIS Thomas LLOYD, Thomas HART, Lawrence THOMPSON, William LEA, John LEA, John PATTERSON, John MCGEE Esqrs.

 

Court Adjourned till Court in Course.

 

[999]-441 February Term 1766

North Carolina Orange County Ss: At an Inferior court of Pleas and Quarter Ses­sions begun and held for the County aforesaid at the Courthouse in Childsburg on the Second Tuesday in February being the 13th. Day of the said Month A. Dom. 1706 Pres­ent his Majesty's Justices

towit: John PRYOR, Tyrie HARRISS, David HART, Thomas HART, Richard SIMPSON, Richard PARKER, Robert LYTL, John LEA Esqrs.

 

Ordered that Richard PARKE, Robert ABERCROMBIE & Joseph BARBEE be Summoned to attend the next Superior Court as Grand Jurors And that John GRAVES, Epaphroditus GOULD & Nathaniel HARRIS Junr. be Summoned to serve as Petit Jurors.

Court Adjourned till Court Court (sic) in Course.

 

 

Chatham County

 

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12 August 1765

 

Correction to #80, page 4-5

 

Stephen Herndon was not the son of William Herndon A reference to him, found after the publication of The Herndon Family of Virginia, The First Three Generations, establishes his age and his parentage. In the Minutes of Orange County, N.C. Court of 12 August 1765 "Stephen Herndon .... (see above)". Stephen Poe was probably an uncle to the boy. An analysis of the WILL of Simon Poe .... show that his daughter Lucy married Richard Straughan, and died before 1793, as she is mentioned as deceased in the WILL. We assume that Lucy Poe married first a younger brother of William Herndon, who died prior to 12 August 1765, probably in Caroline County, VA, and that the widowed Lucy came with her father's family to Chatham (at that time part of Orange) County, N.C. . . . .Stephen Herndon married Sophia Poe, widow of Simon Poe who died in 1777*

 

* Actually, he died in 1773, the same year as Captain Stephen Poe. Shields quotes several records to establish the 1777 date, but misses

Chatham County, North Carolina Abstracts of Court Minutes 1774-1778 10 May 1774 Page 4 An Inventory of the Estate of Simon Poe Junr. deceased returned on oath by Sophia Poe and ordered to be recorded. The perishable Estate of Simon Poe, Jrn. dec'd be sold by the Sheriff.

 

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 (did not note date on earlier page, but grant is from early 1760s)

 

Grantor: Earl of Granville; Grantee: Stephen Poe; acres: 347 Deed of Sale ; Witness: Wm. Churton

 

August 11, 1767 --- Henry Hayes grantor, John Triplet grantee

 

 

May 12, 1767

Grantor: Stephen Poe, Grantee: Simon Poe; Acres: 173; Deed of Sale; Witness: John Stewart*

 

*Various Stewart men appear in many records with Poe, indicating they were at least neighbors

 

Cumberland County

 

NC-53

 

Robert Poe   Cumb 1767

 

Orange County

 

See data on a John Miles who may be connected to the Poe family, but is certainly connected to the Nall family who is very much connected to several lines of the Poe family.

 

http://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/nc-oran.htm

 

ORANGE COUNTY RECORDS, VOL. 11, DEED BOOKS 1 & 2 ABSTRACTS

 

6 Sept 1769. Thomas HART of Orange to John RICHARDS of same, one hundred pounds, 2 acres, 2 lots in Hillsboro, # 113 and #119, bounded by lots #117, #109, #110, and #120 and fronting on King Street; signed; Thos HART; wit. ABS. BENDELL, William COMB, Jesse DAVIS; acknowledged Jan Term 1770. (Extracted from ORANGE COUNTY RECORDS, VOL. 11, DEED BOOKS 1 & 2 ABSTRACTS, by William D. Bennett, p. 595, by Hogan Researcher Louise Overton)

 

29 Nov 1769-Jul 1770 Orange Co, NC DB3:294. Thomas HART & Susannah of Orange to Robert WELLS of same, eighty pounds, 263 acres, on North Fork of Country Line Cr., begin at JONES' lower cor. of his upper tract, N 45 ch. to a BO, E 39 ch. to a hicory, S crossing his line N crossing creek to first station, Granville to Thomas HART recorded Book E. page 272; signed: Thos HART, Susannah HART ; wit. Jos McCARROL, Wm COMB; acknowledged July Term 1770. (present day Caswell County) (Extracted from ORANGE COUNTY RECORDS, Vol 111 Deed Book 3 Abstracts by William D. Bennett)

 

15 July 1769 Joseph MADDOCK of Orange, planter, to James THOMPSON, Samuel CHAMBERS, Francis WILKINSON and Daniel CLOUD of same, planters, five shillings, five acres, payment made by grantees in behalf of themselves and the members of Eno Meeting belonging to the peoples (blank) Quakers, rent of four pence to be paid annually to William COMB on 25 March, property to be used only for use of members, begin at a hickory, W 33 perches to a black oak, S 33 perches along John CARSON'S line to a small black oak grub, E 15 perches to the Great Road, along the Great Road 40 perches to first station, whereon the meeting house and other buildings now stand, part of tract from Granville to William COMB 12 Nov 1756, COMB to MADDOCK & others 10 June 1759 recorded in Book E page 42 (blank); signed Joseph MADDOCK; wit. Thos HART, Jas. WATSON; proved by WATSON July Term 1769. (Extracted from ORANGE COUNTY RECORDS, VOL. 11, DEED BOOKS 1 & 2 ABSTRACTS, by William D. Bennett, p. 565, by Hogan Researcher Louise Overton who adds that this land is the old Eno Church Cemetery (recently restored by Girl Scouts), and is located off of Highway #86 in community of Cedar Grove, Orange County, just north of Hillsboro).

 

6 Sept 1769-Jan 1770 Thomas HART of Orange to John RICHARDS of same, one hundred pounds, 2 acres, 2 lots in Hillsboro, # 113 and #119, bounded by lots #117, #109, #110, and #120 and fronting on King Street; signed; Thos HART; wit. ABS. BENDELL, William COMB, Jesse DAVIS; acknowledged Jan Term 1770. (Extracted from ORANGE COUNTY RECORDS, VOL. 11, DEED BOOKS 1 & 2 ABSTRACTS, by William D. Bennett, p. 595, by Hogan Researcher Louise Overton)

 

 

ORANGE COUNTY (NC) DEED BOOK 3

P. 536,

22 September 1769

John Patterson & Sarah his wife of Orange to George Herndon of same, sixty five pounds, 320 acres, obtained by John Stewart, on S side of Haw R., begin at a red oak on Robertsons Cr., N 40 ch. to a white oak, by a dividing [blank] E 80 ch. to a pine, S 40 ch. to a pine saplin, W 80 ch. to first station; signed: John Patterson, Sarah (S) Patterson;

witness: Stephen Poe,

John Tapley Patterson

acknowledged January Term 1771.

 

 

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Deed Book 2

p. 597

October 1769

Herman Husband of Orange, yeoman, to George Martin of same, planter, forty four pounds, 300 acres, patented by Husband 11 December 1762, called Desolate Hills, begin at a hickory the cor. Of a tract called Desolate, E 15 ch., 40 ch. S, W 75 ch., N 40 ch. To first station; signed: Herman Husband; witness Henry Bray, John McCausland; Proved by Bray July term 1770.

 

p. 598

9 October 1769

Herman Husband of Orange, yeoman, to Henry Bray of same, planter, seventy four pounds, 480 acres, on Love Cr. Granville to Husband 5 August 1768(?), begin at David Smith’s cor., No 160 to a post oak the beginning tree of the original tract, W 60 ch. S 106 ch. 67 lk., E 126 p., S to Loves Cr., down creek until it intersects a west course from the beginning; signed: Herman Husband; witness: John McCausland, David Smith (X); proved by McCausland. January Term 1770

 

p. 599

9 October 1769

Herman Husband of Orange, yeoman, to John McCausland of same, planter, thirty pounds, 189 acres, part of tract from Granville to Husband 11 December 1762, called Desolate Hills begin at a hickory tree the cor. tree of Desolate; W 60 ch., N 25 ch. E 140 p. S to beginning; signed: Herman Husband; witness: Henry Bray, David Smith (X); proved by Bray January Term 1770

 

p. 600

October 1769, Herman Husband of Orange, yeoman, to David Smith of same, planter, seventy four pounds, 503 acres, on waters of Loves Cr., part of tract from Granville to Husband 11 December 1762 recorded in Book E, page 168, begin at a post oak the beginning of Desolate, W 11 ch. N 15 ch. To a red oak, E 36 ch., N 20 ch, E 38 from the beginning; signed: Herman Husband; witness: John McCausland, Henry Bray; proved by Bray January Term 1770.

 

 

Deed Book 3

 

P.  201, 1769,

Nathaniel Powell & Comfort his wife of Orange to Soloman Morgan (Morgin) of same, sixty pounds, 100 acres, on N side of a branch of teep R. kn wn as Indian Cr., part of 700 acre tract granted Powell, begin at mouth of sd. creek or branch at Sephen [sic] Howard's cor., up creek & Stephen Howard's line N60W 6 1/2 ch. to Howard's cor. a sweet gum, W 35 ch. to a pine, S to center ot lndian Cr., to beginning, to include all the original grant on N side of creek; signed: Nathl. Powell, Comfort (X) Powell; w1tness: Joseph Burton, Edward Lyles; acknowledged April Term 1770.

[Ed. note: see also Granville Deeds & Surveys # 421.]

 

 

P. 207, 15 March 1770,

Benjamin Drummon & Ann his wife to William Ashford, both of Orange , sixty pounds, 123 acres, on Robersons Cr., begin at a red oak, W to a maple on a branch of creek, down

creek to mouth of Samuel Marshes Spring Branch to a small oak, along a line of marked trees E to the former line to a white oak, along former line to first station; signed: Benjamin (X) Drummon, Ann (X) Drummon; witness: Benjamin Watts, John Page; proved April Term 1770 by Page.

 

P. 208, 10 February 1770,

Joseph George & Ellener George of Orange to James George, planter, of same, ten pounds, 80 1/2 acres, begin at 3 small hicories on old line N & S on E side, along old former line N to cor. red oak & hicory, W along the former line to a cor. post oak, S along a line of marked trees to a post oak cor., E to first station, plantation whereon James George now lives; signed: Joseph (X) George, Ellener George; witness: John Page, Abrose [sic] George; proved April Term 1770 by Page.

 

P. 209, 10 February 1770,

Joseph George & Ellener George of Orange to Ambrose George of same, ten pounds, 150 acres, begin at an oak stump in the upper cor. of the plantation, along old line to a cor. post oak & 2 small hicories, E following a line of marked trees 5 outs to a cor. small stooping hicory & white oak in the Low Ground, N a line of marked trees to a cor. post oak & small h1cory on the former line, along line to first station, includes plantation whereon Joseph George now lives; signed: Joseph (X) George, Ellen George; witness: John Page, James George; proved April Term 1770 by Page.

 

P. 278, 25 July 1770,

Samuel Allen of Orange, planter, to John Brown of same, two hundred and thirty pounds, 217 acres, on W side of Eno R., begin at a white oak saplin, W 66 ch. to a black oak, N across the Old Courthouse Road 33 ch. to a blk. jack bush, E 66 ch. to a hicory, S across the road 33 ch. to first station. signed: Samuel Allen; witness: John Wood, Enoch Bradley (Bradly); acknowledged July Term 1770.

 

P. 280, 25 March 1770,

David Griffen & Sarah his wife of Orange to Benjamin Watts of same, twenty six pounds, 100 acres, begin at Robertsons Cr. at a red oak, N to another red oak, W to the Middle Br., down branch to creek, down creek to first station; signed: David (D) Griffen, Sarah (X) Griffen; witness: Hughbird Petty, Wil. Green; proved July Term 1770 by Petty.

 

P. 299, 12 May 1770,  --- This is the NOEL family

John Noe of Orange to Jacob Graves of same, eighty four pounds. 1/2 of mill & 10 acres, mill in center of 10 acres, on both sides Stinking Quarter Cr., part of 116 acres from Henry Eustace McCullock to Peter Noe ; signed: John Noe; witness: John Butler, Wm. Johnston; proved July Term 1770 by Butler.

 

P. 300, 1 September 1769,

John Chapman & Milly his wife of Orange to Robert Chapman of same, thirty pounds, 320 acres, on S side Cape Fear R. on Sick Cr., begin  at a red oak on N side Sick Cr. on bank of creek, to back line, along line S to cor. a red oak saplin, E cross Sick Cr.75 ch. 80 lk. to a pine, along N line to conclude 320 acres; signed: John (X) Chapman, Milly (X) Chapman; witness: Burrel Williams, John Harrington; proved July Term 1770 by Williams.

 

P. 301, 25 March 1770,

Charles Clanton of Orange to David Griffin of same, sixty pounds, 102 acres, begin at a black oak, E on Theophilus Petty's line to a spanish oak, by a line of marked trees which is a dividing line between Clanton & William Petty Snr. to the Little Cr., up creek to mouth of Haw Br a red oak the back line, on sd. line W to Persimmon Br., do n branch to Little Cr. to the head line of the survey which James Ray obtained a deed for of Lord Carteret, N on sd. line to beginning; signed: Charles Clanton: Witness: Highbird (X) Petty, Zack (X) Harmon (Zacharia Harman), James (X) Ray; proved July Term 1770 by Ray.

[Ed. note: see also Granville Deeds & Surveys # 779.]

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P. 303, 25 March 1770,

Charles Clanton of Orange to Benjamin Watts of same, ten pounds, 50 acres, on S side Haw R., begin at Ray  cor. red oak & branch, along old line the sttion [station?] cor. hicory, down sd. line to   maple at the branch, up branch to beginning; signed: Charles Clanton; witness: Highbird (X) Petty, David (X) Griffen, Wm. Green; proved July Term 1770 by Petty.

 

P. 304, 28 March 1770

Benjamin Watts & Francis his wife of Orange to Hughbird Petty of same, forty pounds, 100 acres, on S. side of Haw R., begin at a beach on Causley's line, up branch to a hicory, to Red Field Road to an oak, a line of marked trees along the road to a post oak, the road to Causey's line, to first station; signed: Benjamin Watts; witness: David (X) Griffen, Wm. Green; acknowledged July Term 1770.

 

P. 308, 2 Apri 1 1770,

Jacob Layton of Orange to Edward Teague (Tegue) of same, fifty pounds, 285 acres, begin at a white oak, N 25 ch. to 2 hicory saplins, E 35 ch. to a hicory, S 70 ch. to a stake, W 85 ch. to a stake, N to first station, Granville to George Adam Salling 3 October 1761; signed: Jacob Layton; witness: Geo. Adam Salling, Wm. Ditto, Henry Bray  proved July Term 1770 by Ditto.

[Ed. note: see also Granville Deeds & Surveys # 541.]

 

P. 309, 20 April 1770,

Robert Calley 8, Sarah his wife of Orange to James Ray of .same, four pounds, 140 acres, on 8 side of Robertsons Cr., begin at a hicory, E to Robertsons Cr., down creek to Road, down Road to open line, W to a stake, N to first station;      signed: Robert Calley,  Sarah (X) Calley; witness: Hughbird (X) Petty, Wm. Green, Benjamin Watts; proved July Term 1770 by Watts.      

 

1770 Chatham County - created

 

NC-9

 

1770

 

Chapter XXVII an act for the establishment of New County between Campbellton and Hillsborough, by taking the Southern part of the inhabitants of Orange Co., and by erecting the same into a District Co., by the name of Chatham Co., and St. Bartholomew Parish.

 

III. Court for Chatham County to be held at Captain Stephen Poe's house

 

XI. Commissioners appointed .... includes Stephen Poe

 

 

Manuscript Record in the Office of the Secretary of State of North Carolina (believe this is from NC-9)

 

Loyal "Regulators" Association. Hillsborough 22 September. Alarmed at insolence of certain people

Subscribers true and faithful to King George III

Signers: includes Stephen Poe

 

The Colonial Records of North Carolina. Vol. VIII

p. 273-5

From Manuscript records in the office of Secretary of State: Loyal 'Regulators' Association

Hillsborough 22 Sept. (1770?)

We the Subscribers true & Faithful subjects of our Sovereign Lord King George the third (whom may God long preserve) having for a very considerable Time past been justly alarmed at the unaccountable conduct & behavior of a set of people, who have impudently usurped the Title of Regulators; & being now roused by the unparalleled Insolence offered by an assembled Body of them to one of his Majesty's Sup' Courts of Justice begun at Hillsborough on the 22d Day of Sep' last past, & at the lawless & Brutal Violence excited against the Members of the Court in the presence of the Judge (sedent Curia) & hearing with the heaviest Concern & most alarming apprehensions the numberless outrages committed by them in the most open & daring manner against persons liberties & properties of many of our fellow subjects are stimulated to step forth with a manly & loyal Resolution in support of the Laws & constitution of our County. Declaring in the Integrity of our hearts that we think it not only an authority permitted, but a duty enjoined by the Laws of God & Nation, strenuously and bravely to defend ourselves against & openly when called upon to oppose such who by these proceedings, now demonstrate to the World that they are actuated by a spirit of licentiousness sedition & Riot & that they have adopted principles & are pursuing measures dangerous to the Constitution subversive of all the ends & Designs of Good Government obstructing the Execution of wise & beneficial Laws violating the common rights of mankind in Society & destructive to the peace & prosperity of the public -- We profess to fear God & Reverence Religion -- & we mean by this our unanimous association on this awful& trying occasion to approve ourselves the declare

 

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Deed Book A 1771-1775

Page 22-26

26 February 1771 – Robert Corley and Sarah, his wife to Benjamin Watts – 1000 lbs – tract of land in Orange county beginning at a white oak on Charles Clanton’s line on Robinson’s creek and running East along the said line to a post oak formerly on Robert Rutherford’s line then South across the creek to a pine on the said creek line then West to the road then along the road to the first station creek then up the said creek to the first station including the plantation whereon the said Robert Corley now lives containing 210 acres.

Wit: (Hubird in record) Hubert Petty (X)     Robert Corley

William Green ? << sic                                 Sarah Corley

 

* Corley and Strother can be found in Culpeper County, VA

 

Chatham County Deeds on Rootsweb

 

pg. 125, April, 18 1771
Larrance Strother of ORANGE CO., NC...have bargained sold and delivered unto my daughter Elisabeth Strother, one cow and one two year old yearling and
one pot, three dishes, three basons and half doz. plates.
                Larrance Strother
Wit:
Jos. Brantly
Anne (X) Brantly

 

 

Colonial soldiers of the South, 1732-1774.  Murtrie June Clark

Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983.

 

Chatham County Military Returns 9-23-1772

Muster Roll of Capt. Joab Brook's Co.

 

19                    Pvt                               Benjamin Poe *

27                    Pvt                               William Poe**

53                    Pvt                               John Poe**

104                 Pvt                               Charles Poe - the only other time besides these two that research has shown the name Charles Poe is this:

Antioch Cemetery, Chatham County, NC  record: POE  Charlie C.  4-2-1881 - 4-19-1931.

 

* Benjamin Poe b. 1749 Culpeper County VA states in a Rev. War Pension claim (see below) that he lived in Wake County, but moved to Randolph County, NC in 1789. It appears his son Benjamin remained in Wake County if this is accurate. The claim also states that he lived in Chatham County, NC when he entered service in 1775.  In a 1771 Chatham County Muster roll for the Siler City area of Chatham County, Benjamin Poe is listed.

 

** These records from Orange / Culpeper County, VA may be this William and John. The association with William Watson and Battle Run make it appear that they are sons of William Poe who appeared in VA records in 1725, just after the death of Samuel Poe in 1725 in Essex County. Benjamin is likely another brother or a JR son of the Benjamin Poe who appeared in the records about the same time of the elder William Poe.

 

Warrant & Surveys, Tithables, Relinguishes, Petitions. Orange County, Vol. I

 

1747 - 1748

p. 3

NATHANIEL CHAPMAN, assignee of George Chapman, 9 Dec. 1747 - 9 July 1748; "Mr. George Chapman of Fredericksburg in his Life time had informed" of ungranted land in Orange "where his house stands." (Note: A house is drawn on plat.) From survey - By virtue of a warrant 9 Dec. 1747 "granted to the heirs of Mr. George Chapman late of Fredericksburg, dec'd." 400 a. of ungranted land in Orange Co. where his house stands in ;the forks of Rappa. R.; adj. William Watson, William Poe. . CC - John Poe & William Poe, Jr.  N B. The deed to be made to  Mr. Nathaniel Chapman.. Surv. James Genn. .

 

CAPT. JOHN GRANT, dec'd (same information as above) 11 Dec. 1747­9 Feb. 1747/48; 400 a. between the North R., Hungar Run, Jobbers Mt. & Capt. Compton in the little fork. CC - William Poe, Jr. & (creased, illegible). Pilot - William Poe. Surv. James Genn.

 

JAMES GREEN, assignee of William Tapp, 9 Dec. 1747 (date from survey, no warrant included) - 5 Feb. 1747/48; 200 a. adj. Capt. James Compton. "Memd William Tapp Desires to have the deed made out to his Son in Law James Green." CC - John Poe & James Green.  Marker – John Roberts. Surv. James Genn.

 

 

WILLIAM POE, 9 Dec. 1747 - 26 Feb. 1747/48; 200 a. at Little Batte Run. William Poe has made an improvement joyning his other land & near the main road; adj. Capt. Compton, Watson & Poe's pat. CC - John Poe & William Gouge. Surv. James Genn.

 

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1771-1772

 

p. 52

Capt. Stephen Poe

Simon Poe

The Court proceeded to settle with Elisha Cain*, Esq. Sheriff for the yr 1771-1772 as follows, Esq. present – (Jedn) Jedethan Harper, Isaiah Hogan, James Sellers, Abner Hill & Frans Drake to paid Col. Wm Hooper 1.7.10.0. To be paid Capt. Stephen Poe 27.2.4  . . .to Simon Poe 2.17.6

 

* A William Poe died around 1800 leaving an estate to be allotted to the heirs. These included James C(ain?) Poe and Jacob F(lowers?) Poe.

 

p.62

Sophia Poe

Simon Poe

Sophia Poe Administratrix of Simon Poe, dec'd, relinquished her admn whereupon adm de bonis non is granted to Robert Rutherford, Matthew Jones & Zacharia Harmon, give bond of pounds 500

 

p.64

 

John Poe*

Ordered that a road be laid out and turned the nearest and best way from where Jacob Fudge turned out of the Quakers road, to run across Barr (Creek Bear Creek?) below George Hendrys field along a ridge in a straight course to the ford on Deep River, & any 12 of the following be a jury to lay out the same, Vis: John Poe, George Hendry (sic, believe it is Hendricks), Daniel Brown, Jeremiah Melton, Willis Barger, Jr., John Brown & William Popland.

 

Deed Benjamin Watts & Wife to Robert Rutherford acknowledged

 

 

Capt. Stephen Poe

Processioners appt'd for the several districts herein after mentioned in the County of Chatham agreeable to the Act of Assembly etc. Robert Rutherford, & Mial Scurlock in Capt. Poe's District.

 

Orange County records but I think this is Chatham County

 

NC-1 (or NC-7)

 

P. 16 5 June 1771

Nimrod Burks to Prettyman Berry - 20 pds - 100 a. on the East side of Beaver Dam Creek - joins Peter Sullinger.

Wit: John Berry                   Nimrod Burks (x) (Burc also)

Richard Berry                        Elizabeth Burks (x)

Edward Burks (x)

 

P.11

8 June 1771

Edward Burks to Prettyman Berry - 24 pds. - 100 a. on the East side of Beaver Dam Creek.

Wit: Samuel Landrum

Peter O'Neal                         Elizabeth Burks (x)

Nathan Burk                           Edward Burks (x)

 

P. 116

16 September 1771

Adam Moser, Blacksmith, Carn. his Wife to Philip Siler, Planter - "the said Adam and Cathrine his Wife" - 100 pds. -- 200 a. - being part of a tract of land conveyed from Willam Lacy to Henry Bray and by the said Henry Bray to the said Adam Moser by deed dated 25 April 1767 - which 200 a. was part of 700 ai. granted to the said William Lacy from the Earl Granville by deed bearing date 13 June 1762 - on Rocky River - joins Robert Williams.

Wit: Joab Brooks                            Adam Moser

Henry Bray (HB)                                Cathrine Moser (x)

 

 

P. 20 - 5 Aug. 1771 -

Reubin Petty and Winny his Wife to Richard Gunter - 50 pds. - a parcel of land obtained of the Lord Granville Agents - 100 a. on the South side of Haw River. Concluding the Plantation that the said Petty now lives on.

Wit:     None shown   Reubin Petty

                                    Winny Petty

 

P. 21 - 26 Feb. 1771 - Robert Corley and Sarah Corley his Wife of the County of Orange to Benjamin Watts of the County and Province aforesaid - 100 .pds. - 210 a. lying in Orange County - joins Char­les Clanton on Robinsons Creek, Robert Rutherford - including the plantation whereon the said Robert Corley now lives.

Wit:     (1st. name smeared) Petty Robert Corley

            William Green                                    Sarah (X) Corley

 

P. 23 - (date not shown) 1770 - William Brown of the County of Amelia to John Morton of the County of Brunswick - 80 pds. Current Money of Virginia - 170 a. in Orange Co., N. C. - joins Berry's corner on the Haw River and Little Creek - it being a tract of land granted to the said Brown by deed from Argulus Henderson.

Wit:     Joel (X) Morton          William (X) Brown

John Ash

            John (X) Brown

 

Note that the Morton family was well established in Nottingham and they even served as Sheriff of Notthingham. So did the Poe family members. My not be connected, but add credence to the idea that this

 

(Poe and Roe records get confused) See records below  “John Poe” on “Harland’s Creek

P. 28 - 12 Feb. 1771 - John Roe and Mary Roe his Wife of Orange County to Robert Rutherford of the County and the province afore­said - 76 pds. 12 she - 425 a. lying in the County of Orange on both sides of Harlands Creek - joins Aron Harland.

Wit:     William (X) Petty, Jr.                        John (X) Roe

            Mildred (X) Petty                               Mary (X) Roe

S. Malone

 

 

 

p. 388

4 March 1772

George Hobson, yeoman to Isaac Carter  - 4 punds. -- 240 a. being a part of a large tract granted by the late Earl of Granville to the above said George Hobson by Indenture bearing date the 2 February 1761 and registered in the registers Office in Orange Co. -- on Rocky River

Wit: Edward Bray (x)                      George Hobson

David Vestel

Henry Bray

 

Edward Bray mentioned in 1790 will of Henry Bray, father of Elizabeth who married William Poe

 

p. 97

9 March 1772

Benjamin Watts and Francis his Wife to William Dillard - 100 pds. - 133 a. on Robertson's Creek - joins John Landrum

Wit: William Petty                Benjamin Watts

John Auld*                             Francis Watts (x)

 

*  This Anson County record connects the Major James Poe family to Auld.  Yet the story is, as usual, not simple. The Marsom Poe family out of Spotsylvania who settled in South Carolina also married into the Auld family. And both Poe groups also married with Harrington family. AND, not only is the James Poe / Benjamin Watts family in Anson, the SC Poe/Powe family also owned land there. And this applied also to Blakey / Blakeney. If you look at the Thomas Poe from Spotsylvania Co, VA and the Thomas Poe of SC also of Spotsylvania, it is like they are doubles.  Some notes:

Anson County:

Rosanna Harrington, Will Book A, p. 164

Dated: 21 January 1828

Probated: January 1829

Beneficiaries

Sisters: Mrs. Mary Blakeney; Elizabeth Auld

Niece: Mrs. Sarah Bogh

Daughter Caroline H. Chambers, wife of Otho Chambers

Daughters: Ross A. Troy; Harriet H. Strong

Granddaughter Mrs. Harriet H. Chamber, wife of Thomas Chambers, Esq.

Granddaughter Mrs. Ann P. (or C.?) Hall, wife of William W. Hall, Esq.

Granddaughter Mrs. Rosanna Lance (or Lanier) wife of John G. Lance (or Lanier)

son James A. Harrington and his daughter Charlotte H. Powe, wife of Thomas Powe

son Henry W. Harrington

 

Chesterfield Co, South Carolina (These are descendents of Marsom Powe of Caroline and Spotsylvania County, Virginia

Samuel Gillespie Godfrey (1837-1897) married 1863 Harriet Elizabeth Powe (b.1842)

Thomas Ellerbe Powe (1800-1879) married 1St 1826 Charlotte Harriet Harrington (1809 – 1859)

                                                                                2nd Rachel Allen

James Auld Harrington (1785- 1834) married 1808 Eleanor Wilson (1793-1843) 

               Erasmus Powe (1768-1831) married 1st 1792 Esther Ellerbe (1770-1853)

Henry William Harrington married 1776 Rosanna Auld (1754-1826),

Thomas Powe (1747 – 1817) had charge of the Commissary Dept. at the fall of Charleston, SC. He was born in VA and died near Cheraw, South Carolina

 

 

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19 November 1772

John Marsh to Joseph McCalley - 27 pds. 14 pounds - one red cow and red hefer calf one brown cow without horns (etc)

Wit: Aaron Evans                                          John Marsh

    John Falconer

 

19 November 1772

 

 

23 November 1772 - Nimrod Burk (Burc) to Prettyman Berry - 20 pds. 100 a. on the East side of Bever Damm Crek - joins Peter Sullinger

Wit: James Poe*                              Nimrod (X) Burc

        John Hand                                  Sarah (X) Burc

 

* This must be James S. Poe, brother of Captain Stephen Poe, sons of Simon Poe, SR

 

 

Page 73

3 February 1772 – Moses Gunn (Guin?) to Benjamin Clanton - 45 lbs – land beginning at a pine on south side of Rocky River then South to an road then East to a pine then up the various courses of the  --- to the first station containing 1000 a. more or less it being part of a survey which Moses Gunn obtained from Lord Carteret –

Wit: Zachariah Harman

Hubird Petty (X)

 

p. 388

4 March 1772 – George Hobson, Yeoman to Isaac Carter – 4 pds. – 240 a. being a part of a large tract granted by the late Earl of Granville to the above said George Hobson by Indenture bearing date the 2 February 1761 and registered in the registers Office in Orange County – on Rocky River

Wit: Edward Bray (x)                                  George Hobson

David Vestal

Henry Bray

 

 

4 March 1772

p. 388

George Hobson, Yeoman to Isaac Carter – 4 pds 240 a being a part of a large tract granted by the late Earl of Grnaville to the above said George Hobson by Indenture bearing date the 2 Feb. 1761 and registered in the registers office in Orange Co. – on Rocky River.

Wit: Edward Bray (X)                        George Hobson

David Vestel

Henry Bray

 

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9 March 1772

Benjamin Watts and Frances, his wife to William Dillard – land lying in Chatham Co.. 133 a. beginning on Robertson’s Creek on the North side at an oad thence along a line of marked trees being the dividing linve between Robert Rutherford’s land and the land now intended to be granted to the said Dillard at ---- oiad then running West to Robertson’s creek thence ---- the creek to the road and crossing the creek at the said road then up the road about 70 yards then down 70 yards parallel to the creek   then down the creek to the various courses to the first station ---

Wit: William Petty (W)          Benj. Watts

 

p. 203

25 July 1772 – James Riggsby to Jon Morgin, Gent. – 20 pds. – 300 a. – land whereon I now dwell – part of a tract of land granted from Earl Granville to Mark Morgin, Gent., and from the said Mark Morgin to the above said James Riggsby.

Wit: Enoch Lewis      James Riggsby

Gwen Massey

 

p. 355  (Kerksey / Kirksey / Kirksy)

19 November 1772 – Christopher Kirksey to Isaac Kirksey – 20 pds. – 269 a. on the North Side of Haw River on Wilkinson’s Creek – joins Gedion Kirksey.

Wit: Daniel Watson  Christopher Kirksey

Hugh Daniell  Perthena Kirksey (x)

 

 

 

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1 February 1773

Benjamin Watts and Frances his wife to John Dillard 65 lbs land 100 a. beginning at a black oak on Little Creek thence running down the creek to Robertson’s creek then down Robertson’s creek to the road then down the road to the open lane then West to a stake then North to the first station –

Benjamin Watts

Frances Watts (X)

Wit: John Auld

 

 

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2 February 1773 -- David Smith to William Poe - 20 pds - 50 a. being part of a track of land originally conveyed to Herman Husbands from the Earl of Granville by a pattent bearing date the 11 December 1762 and called Dessolute Meadows - on Loves Creek.

Wit:

Henry Bray                                       David Smith

Adam Ramsower*                            Mary Smith

Job Ward      

 

* Ramsour? Which is mentioned in the will of Henry Bray

 

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5 March 1773 - John Morton, Junr. and Ruth his wife to John Morton, Senr. - 133 pds proclamation money - 30 a. - part of a tract of land obtained of my Lord Granvilles Agent - joins Stephen Poes Branch down the branch to the Creek thence down the creek to the River all on the South side of the Creek - concluding the Plantation the said Morton now lives on

Wit: Stephen Poe                            John Morton

Richard Gunter                                 Ruth (X) Morton

 

Stephen Poe died 1773

 

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Simon Poe JR died 1773

 

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Orange County

1773

William Poe (spelled Pow in the record)

Debtors of Col. John McGee

long list includes William Pow

 

 

8 December 1773

 

Wednesday 8 December 1773

The house met according to adjournment

.... Mr. Stephen Poe on member for Chatham County is dead.

 

 

May Court 1774

Page 296 – Samuel Landrum to Joseph Alston 1050 a

Wit: James George

William Petty

 

Chatham County

 

Chatham  NC  Deed Book  A-295

c 1774  (no date given) Francis Berry, John Berry, Pretteman Berry and

WILLIAM CAIN, exrs of Richd Berry, decd, all of Chatham to William

Johnston of Orange Co, 30 pds, sale of Negro.  w/ John Maclellan, ELISHA

CAIN.

 

 

 

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1774

 

Mr. Richard Parker replaced Stephen Poe 1774

 

 

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24 March 1774

p. 380

– Jon Reynolds (Rennals) to William Tailer – 35 pds – for good causes and consideration him hereunto moving – 75 a. on bear Creek – joins George Popland – it being part of a tract of land granted to George Popland by deed from John Earl Granville Relation.

Wit. Christopher Smith                     John Rennals (x)

Benjamin Mauldin (B)

 

 

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The source pages were not numbered.. The source does not say but I presume the earlier records come first and proceed in order. The page numbers are the abstractors.

 

10 May 1774

 

Page 1.

A commission of the Peace for the County of Chatham being produced and openly read, - Richard Parker, Robert Rutherford and James Sellers, therein named were qualified.

 

 

10 May 1774

Mr. William Alston came into Court and produced a Commission from Samuel Strudwick Esqr. appointing him Clerk of the pleas for the County of Chatham being date 4 December 1773. Said William Alston was admitted and entered into Bond with Richard Kennon* and Mial Scurlock*

 

* Sarah Howard, daughter of James Howard, married Mial Scurlock – according to other researchers. In 1777 Simon Poe's widow deeds his lands to Richard Kennon who was owner of an adjoining plantation.

 

 

10 May 1774

Gray Barbee appointed Overseer of the road from Wake County line to Orange County line and that the following hands work on the Same Vis, Samuel Parks, Mary Barbee, Presley George*, Henry Beaszley & the hands living at Christopher Barbers place.

 

* It seems that Harris George married Mary Straughn, granddaughter of Simon Poe Sr. That couple named a son Presley George. Perhaps this is that young man's namesake, an uncle perhaps.

 

10 May 1774

John Poe appointed Overseer of the road in the room of George Henry. (or Hendry / Hendricks?)

 

next

An additional Inventory of the Estate of William Thompson dec'd returned by administrators.

 

 

10 May 1774

Page 2.

Elisha Cain* appointed overseer of the road in the room of John Pitts.

 

* Elisha Cain appears in many records because he held county appointment. In 1850 a William Cain Poe can be identified. Likely there is a Poe/Cain marriage not yet discovered.

 

10 May 1774

Page 3

The following hands work on the road whereof William Petty Junr. is Overseer from the Court house upwards Viz. John Stewart, Robert Mash, James Massey*, James Petty, Robert Cullile, James Banks, Thomas Malone, John Still, & Mitchell Beaver.

 

* married to Jane Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR

 

10 May 1774

The following hands work on the road that leads from the Court house to the Seven Islands*, under John Gunter Senr. Overseer Viz: Mial Scurlock, Agnis Harrington, Drewery Harrington, James Steward, Senr, Mary Petty, John Petty, Richard Gunter, Joshua Gunter, Benjamin Bishop, Robert Rutherford & Benjamin Bullington.

 

*  This could be the same “seven islands” now in Stokes County Seven Islands

 

17 February 1775 Benjamin Watts connection, page 60

 

 

10 May 1774

A account of Sales of the Estate of William Thompson Dec'd returned.

 

 

10 May 1774

Page 4

An Inventory of the Estate of Simon Poe Junr. deceased returned on oath by Sophia Poe and ordered to be recorded.

 

The perishable Estate of Simon Poe, Jrn. dec'd be sold by the Sheriff.

 

Ordinary Lycence granted to John Nall he having given bond with John Montgomery and Balaam Thompson

 

John Thompson records is mark a Swallow fork and under Keel in the right and Swallow fork in the left Ears.

 

Page 5

James Poe appointed Constable he having given Benjamin Watts Security.

next

John Nall (Naul) have leave to turn the road at his own Mill, & that he have the same opened & Cleared before the old road be Stoped up.

 

William Ditto appointed overseer of the road Called Harmans' road from Loves Creek to Guilford County Line.

 

page 6

Ordered that George Hendric be appointed Constable the ensuing year he having given John Thompson and John Poe Security.

 

Henry Bray appointed Constable the Ensuing year, he having given Joab Brooks* Security

 

*see Joab Brooks' Muster Roll above

 

The Will of John Morton dec'd proved by the Oath of Prettyman Berry (Pritteman), John Gunter Sen'r and Richard Gunter the Exors. were Qualified.

 

William Hatley appointed Constable in the rook of Stephen Parker, he having given James Bullard Security.

 

William Piersey to John Nall a Deed acknowledged.

 

Deed from George Hendric and wife to John Nall ack'd.

 

Deed from John Morton Jun'r and wife to John Morton Sen'r proved by Richard Gunter.

 

Page 8

Deed from William George and wife to John Cotton, ack'd and feme relinq'd before Robert Rutherford Esq'r.

 

Several records Deed of Trust from  (various people) to Richard Kennon & Co. Proved by John Auld.

 

11 May 1774

 

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The Will of Stephen Poe, dec'd proved by the oath of James Poe whereupon Hannah Poe*, William Howard, **  and Robert Rutherford,** the Exors were qualified..

 

*Stephen’s widow. Stephen died in 1773

** Possibly Relatives. Sarah Howard, daughter of James Howard, married Mial Scurlock – according to other researchers. William Howard, who took in children of Stephen Poe after his death in 1773. he must be brother to James Howard. The Howard family appears to have come from Henrico County, VA where some of the Amelia/Prince Edward County, VA Poe family can be found.

 

Sarah Howard, daughter of James Howard, married Mial Scurlock – according to other researchers. William Howard, who took in children of Stephen Poe after his death in 1773. he must be brother to James Howard. The Howard family appears to have come from Henrico County, VA where some of the Amelia/Prince Edward County, VA Poe family can be found.

 

 

11 May 1774

Administration on the Estate of Thomas Watts, dec'd., granted to Benjamin Watts., he having given bond with Zachariah. Harman & James Poe* in 500 pounds.

 

* Major James Poe (1751 NC -1827 AL)  is said to have married Mary Watts (1755 - c1800), said to be a daughter of Benjamin and Frances Watts.

Joseph Poe, son of David Poe, son of Simon Poe, JR, married Frances “Fanny” Harman.

 

11 May 1774

 

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Mary Copland be bound to William Petty Sen'r 'til she arrives to the age of 18 years being now 12 years old.

 

Daniel Triplett be bound to Patrick Moore 'till he arrives to the age of 21 years being now 17 years and nine months old.

 

Joshua Hadley to Patrick Moore, a Bill of Sale proved by Solomon Terrell.

 

Alexander Clark appointed Overseer of the road from the Court house to the great Branch of Dry Creek in the room of James George & that the hands Contiguous thereto and that formerly worked thereon, work on the same under the said Alex'r Clark, Overseer.

 

 

12 May 1774

 

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Following persons appointed to Serve as Jurors at the Court of Oyer & Termen to be held for the District of Hillsborough on 10 June next, Vis: Matthew Jones, John Thompson, Joab Brooks, John Montgomery, Joseph Brantley, Charles Matthews, Samuel Parks and Joshua Rosser (Roper?) <- sic

 

Page 13

Mary Triplett to be bound to John Cook, Jn. untill lawfull age being now five years old.

 

Ordinary Lycence granted to Mial Scurlock he having given Bond with Matthew Jones & Richard Kennon.

 

Page 14

Elisha Cain Esq'r came into Court and resigned the office of Coroner of and for this County.

 

Elisha Cain Eq'r produced a Commission from the Governor appointing him Sheriff of the County of Chatham. He entered into Bond with Jedethan Harper, Mial Scurlock, Richard Kennon, William Lasiter, Zach'a Harman, William Clark and Matthew Jones & was Qualified.

 

 

9 August 1774

Richard Cates appointed overseer of the road in the room of James Powell.

 

William Lasiter appointed overseer of the road in the room of Vol­entine Braswell.

 

Alexander Clark appointed overseer of the road from the fork oppo­sit to William Pettys to the Horse pen Lick Spring and that the fol­lowing hands work on the same Viz. James George, James Prince, Will­iam George, John Page, William Roland, Deberry Chapman, Thomas Watts, James Stewart, John Mullis, William Stewart, Charles Stewart and Joseph Hackney.

 

Pg. 17

Peter Sinclar appointed overseer of the road from the Horse pen Lick Spring to Blossingham Branch and the following hands Viz Nim­rod Burk, Thomas Stone, Thomas Copland, Thomas Riddle, Jeduthan Harper, Joseph Rossen, Edward Douglas) Hugh Daniel) James Harper, Henry Cook, Thomas Cook and Ephraim Cook, be subject to work on the same.

 

 

The following hands Viz: Mial Scurlock, Ambrose Edwards & Jnmes Stewart Jun'r be added to and work on the road whereof William Petty Jun'r is overseer.

 

Deed from John Thomson, Balam Thompson and Olive Thompson to John Montgomery, Ack'd and feme relinq'd before Jeduthan Harper Esq'r.

 

 

 

Grants

1 August 1774

John Hatley Senr.* to Bias Rogers - 5 pds. - 12 a. being part of 350 a. of land granted to the said John Hatley Snr. by Luke Bynum by a deed bearing date 5 May 1765 - on the East side of New Hope Creek - joins John Falkner.

Wit:

Elisha Cain                                                    John (X) Hartley Snr.

Samuel Ward

 

* Elizabeth Poe, daughter of Stephen Poe, JR (son of Captain Stephen Poe?) married a Hatley according to will of Stephen Poe, JR 1823

 

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9 August 1774

 

Page 15

An Inventory of the Estate of Thomas Watts dec'd returned on Oath by Benjamin Watts.

 

The Grand Jury to wit Charles Matthews, foreman, Francis Sypart, Gray Barbee, Gidion Goodwin, Mathew Drake, Balaam Thompson, John Nall, Richard Drake, Samuel Stewart, William Lester (Lasiter?), Robert Mash, John Stewart, John Parham, Josiah Lyon, Herculis Henderson and William Bynum

 

Page 16

An Inventory of the Estate of Stephen Poe deceased returned on Oath and Ordered to be recorded.on Oath and Ordered to be recorded.

 

Pg. 27

A Bill of Sale from Frances Berry, John Berry and Pretteman Berry and William Cain to William Johnston, proved by John McClellan.

 

Deed from Joseph Burton and wife to William Daniel proved by Ed­ward Griffen.

 

Pg. 28

James Copland be summoned by the Sheriff to bring Gabriel Jones and Elizabeth Jones orphans of William Jones, to the next Court to be held  or this County to be dealt with as the Law directs.

 

Winefred Miles wido. of Thomas Miles dec'd be summoned by the Sher­iff to shew Cause why administration on the dec'ds Estate should not be granted to John Naull.(John Nall)

 

Court adjourned 'till tomorrow.

 

Friday morning Court met. Present: James Sellers, Francis Drake, Jeduthan Harper, Esquires.

 

Pg. 29

John Morgan allowed for four Wolf Scalps.

 

 

8 November 1774

Pg. 33

Robert Poe appointed overseer of the road in the room of Benja. Buckner.

 

Solomon Morgan, records his mark an under half Crop in each Ear and a nick in the right.

 

Pg. 34

John Naull (John Nall) records his mark a Crop and under Keel in the left and Swallow fork in the right.

 

Administration on the Estate of Thomas Miles dec'd granted to John Naull, he having given bond with William Alston in 40 pounds.

 

Deed from Simon Fooshe to Nimrod Burk ack'd.

 

 

17 February 1775

Page 60

Benjamin Watts, have leave to turn the road leading from the Courthouse to the Seven Islands, a small distance round his plantation.

 

23 June 1775

Page 73

A road be laid out the best way from Chatham Courthouse into the road leading to the Redfield ford, near Hannah Poes and that any twelve of the following persons be a Jry to lay out the same Vis. William Petty, Benjamin Watts, James Massey*, James George, James Petty, Mial Scurlock.

 

 

 

Transcription of James Massey will by Dave Guin and Bonnie Partin of Pittsboro, NC, a descendant of Sarah Guin Sugg, daughter of James Massey.

 

James Massey

24 November 1817

 

In the name of God: Amen, I, James Massey of Chat(am)

= am County in the State of North Carolina being of sound mind, memory and disposition.  Blessed be the Almighty for the same,

but knowing the uncertainty of life & the certainty of death,

do make, declare and ordain this my last will & testament,

here by revoking and annulling all former wills by me

or for me made.  Item To the Almighty & omniscient being

I resign  my Soul in fervent & Strong hope, that his mercy

will look over any transgressions which I have committed

in this life and will extend to promote my everlasting

rest in that which is to come---Secondly.  I give & bequeath unto

my son Thomas Massey his Heirs & assign for ever a negro man

Slave by the name of Ben and a woman named Rachel & her

increase which four negros he has in his possession ------

Thirdly - I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Sugg 

to her & her Heirs for ever a Certain Negro woman by name Affy

& her increase except Molly who I have already given to

my daughter Margarett Bryan.  and Sam and George the chil

=dren of  said Affy.  It is my desire should be the property of

Jinny Guin & Alfred Guin my grandchildren and the chil-

=dren of Sarah Sugg above mentioned-------Fourthly ?I,

give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Pearce 

& her Heirs for ever a certain negro boy named Lewis(?) & a

Negro woman named Nanny & her increase---------

Fifthly --- I give and bequeath unto my daughter Margarett Bry-

= an to her & her Heirs for ever the following negroes (to wit) a man

named Stisny(?) & woman by name Molly (as before mentioned) and her

Increase-------Sixthly --- I give & bequeath unto my daughter

Mary Bryan to her & her Heirs for ever a Negro boy by name,

Jack and the increase of a Negro woman named Sucky (?) ? which

Said negro I gave to said Mary _______ ______ _____ is _____

dead ? also I give  to her.

 

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her the sum of Twenty five Dollars to be paid to her by my executor---

Seventhly ---I give and bequeath to my son Russel Massey

One negro man named Jesse & a woman named Mary to him

and his Heirs for ever--------Eighthly---It is my desire that all the residue

of my property ( not yet willed away ) be sold as my executors (which I

shall hereafter name) may think best----and after my just debts be

paid I desire that the proceeds of which should be divided as follows

(to wit) To my son Russel Massey I desire that he should receive

the sum of four hundred Dollars.  Out of said sale should it amount

to that --- and the balance (if any) I desire that it should be equally

divided amongst my four Daughters (to wit) Sarah  Sugg

Eliza Pearce, Polly Bryan and Margarett Bryan-------

 

I do here by nominate and appoint my son Russel Massey

& William Scurlock Executors of this my last Will and Testament

 

     In witness whereof I have hereinto set my hand & affixed

my Seal this 24th day of November One thousand Eight hundred

& seventeen

Signed & Sealed in the presence of                         James Massey  (Seal)

 

Presley George  (______(?))

J. M. Riddle

 

            Chatham County

                        Recorded in Book A

                                            Page 291-92 (?) 93

                                            ____(?) Ragland file

                                                            Stamp or seal?

 

                        James Massey died on Monday night the 8th day of

                        April 1818 at about 11 o’clock of said night.

 

 

 

 

* married to Jane Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR

 

Page 75

Ordered that Charles Poe* an infirm man & afflicted with fits be recommended to the next General Assembly as a proper person to be exempt from the payment of taxes for the future

 

* Colonial soldiers of the South, 1732-1774.  Murtrie June Clark

Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983.

 

Chatham County Military Returns 9-23-1772

Muster Roll of Capt. Joab Brook's Co.

19                     Pvt                                Benjamin Poe 

27                     Pvt                                William Poe

53                     Pvt                                John Poe

104                   Pvt                                Charles Poe - the only other time besides these two that research has shown the name Charles Poe is this:

Antioch Cemetery, Chatham County, NC  record: POE  Charlie C.  4-2-1881 - 4-19-1931.

 

William Pearsey (above Piersey) appointed overseer of the road in room of John Poe from Barr Creek to Indian Creek.

 

P. 77

An additional Inventory of the Estate of Stephen Poe dec’d returned.

 

 

23 June 1775

Pg. 77

Mial Scurlock, Matthew Jones, and Alex'r Clark or any two of them be appointed to Settle and Audite the accounts of the Es­tate of Stephen Poe dec'd.

 

Edward Bray appointed overseer of the road from Jeremiah Piggotts to Mudlick Creek.

 

Pg. 78

 

Fanny Berry be summond by the Sheriff to appear before the Court tomorrow to answer such things as shall then be objected against her.

 

Pg 80

William Cain relinquished his Securityship for the widow, Fanny Berry’s Ferry etc. thereupon Volentine Braswell entered himself Security in room of the said William Cain.

 

 

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Deed David Smith & wife to William Poe, proved by Henry Bray

 

1775 Deed Book B, page 72.  20 July

Deed from William Poe & wife to Henry Bray*, proved by John Wilkerson

 

From Photocopy of the deed

This indenture made this twentieth day of July in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Five between William Poe (Wm) of Chatham County and province of N. Caroline of the one part and Henry Bray of the places aforesaid. Witnesseth that the said Wm. Poe for & in consideration of the sum of twenty pounds .... money to him in hand paid by the said Henry Bray at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge himself therewith satisfied  . . . releases, conveys., etc. that piece or parcel of land lying situate & being in the County of Chatham and province aforesaid being part of a tract of land originally conveyed to Hermon Husband from the Earl of Granville by a pattent bearing date the 11 day of December 1762 & called Desolate Meadows beginning at a white oak on the bank of Love's Creek running west eleven chains to a maple then north fifteen chains to a red oak then east thirty five chains to a maple then north fifteen chairs to a red oak then, etc. (more trees, more chains) containing by estimation fifty acres of land be the same ore or less together with all the woods, ways, waters, houses, orchards, etc. thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining as also the Estate right title claim and demand whatever of him the said Wm Poe of and to the above granted premises...

In the presence of John Wilkerson (by mark)) ; John McGesland

William Poe, Elizabeth Poe (both by mark)

Chatham County, November Count 1778. Then proved by John Wilkerson and presented to be registerd

Wm Alston clerk of Court

 

* Deed not proved in court until November Court 1778.

Henry Bray's will was written 17 Jun., 1790, and was proved in 1794.

 

Hannah Poe

p.39

Order'd that the following hands be added to and work the road whereof Richard Straughn* is overseer Viz: Hannah Poe, John Berry, Pretteman Berry, John Morton, Joseph Stewart, Simon Fooshe, Charles Morgan, Benjamin Watts*, William Sanders & William Dillard.

 

* Richard Straughn married Lucy Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR

 

9 November 1774

pg. 39

The following hands work on the road whereof Matthew Jones is overseer Viz. Thomas Watts, Berry Chapman, John Page, Wm. Roland, David Banks and Lewis Johnston and that the following hands assist in opening the said road & then Continue to work on the same road on which they now work Viz. James George, James Stewart, William George & James Petty.

 

 

Note: Chatham County: Mary Poe Groom: Fielding Straughan Bond Date: 16 Mar 1842 Record #: 01 037 Bondsman: Wm. T. Horne Witness: W. Stedman Bond #: 000020420. Major James S. Poe (1751 NC -1827 AL) married Mary Watts (1755 - c1800), daughter of Benjamin and Frances Watts.

 

*Simon Poe, Jr.'s widow, Sophia Bradford, married Stephen Herndon (see below).

 

 

7 February 1775

Note: We see below in a 1784 record that this William Poe lives adjacent the other Simon Poe sons along the Haw. This has to be the William Poe mentioned as "my son William" in Simon Poe Sr's 1793 will. The Morton, Gunter and Poe families must be intermarried. The Herndon and Poe are for sure. Herndon and Poe connections go back to Caroline County, VA from at least the 1730s on.

 

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GUNTER - Deed Bk. A, 1771-1782

pg. 450, Feb. 7, 1775

John Gunter Jr. and Richard Gunter Executors of the Last Will and Testament of John Morton, dec'd, sell to William Poe, for 20 pds, 7 shillings, 22 acres on the S. side of Poe's Creek, being a piece of land left by John Morton dec'd to be sold by his Executors.

                John Gunter

                Richard Gunter

Wit: None

Proved in open court by George Herndon and ordered to be registered.

 

 

 

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17 February 1775

Sophia Poe

Simon Poe dec'd

Sophia Poe administratrix of Simon Poe dec'd Came into court and relinguished her adm'n whereupon  administration de bonis non is grated to Robert Rutherford he having given Bond with Matthew Jones and Zacharia Harman in pounds 500

 

* Joseph Poe, son of David Poe, son of Simon Poe, JR, married Frances “Fanny” Harman. Mary Poe, daughter of Joseph Poe married James Green Caudle.

 

Charles Poe*

Ordered that Charles Poe an infirm man & afflicted with fits be recommended to the next General Assembly as a proper person to be exempt from the payment of taxes for the future

 

* Colonial soldiers of the South, 1732-1774.  Murtrie June Clark

Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983.

 

Chatham County Military Returns 9-23-1772

Muster Roll of Capt. Joab Brook's Co.

19                     Pvt                                Benjamin Poe 

27                     Pvt                                William Poe

53                     Pvt                                John Poe

104                   Pvt                                Charles Poe - the only other time besides these two that research has shown the name Charles Poe is this:

Antioch Cemetery, Chatham County, NC  record: POE  Charlie C.  4-2-1881 - 4-19-1931.

 

Richard Copeland . .[Benj. Dorton?] . John Bowers, David Poe*, Drury Parker, John Dillard. They ask for compensation as soldiers in late Continental Army from State or Congress .  (note says 28 & 29 Nov 1792 -- -not sure what the date refers to)

 

* Joseph Poe, son of David Poe, son of Simon Poe, JR, married Frances “Fanny” Harman. Mary Poe, daughter of Joseph Poe married James Green Caudle.

 

 -------- Other records list John ROE on Harlands Creek

John Poe Sr* be appt overseer of the road from Harlands Creek to Evan's Mill & that the following hands work thereon, Viz: his own hands, James Poe's, Thomas Griffin's, John Griffens, William Haley's, Richard Haley's, Benj. Harris', Aaron Evan's, the hands living on Henry Bagley's plantation, & Charles Harrington's.

 

In Essex County, VA records we find a John Griffin, James Griffin among others associated with Poe. As well and Evans family

*implying a junior.

 

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P. 450

7 February 1775

John Gunter, Jr. and Richard Gunter Executors of the Last Will and Testament of John Morton Decd. to William Poe - 20 pds. 7 sh. - 22 a. on the South side of Poes Creek - being a peace of land left by John Morton Decd. to be sold by his Executors - beginning at a White Oak at the Spring Branch and running North 74 ples to the said Poes Creek

Wit: none shown                                John (X) Gunter

                                                            Richard Gunter

Proved in open Court by George Herndon and ordered to be registered

 

13 February 1775

p. 453

William Petty Junr. To Mial Scurlock – 20 sh. 1 a. on Robertsons Creek adjoining his mill.

Wit: John Auld                     William Petty (W)

 

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p. 43

Ann White a base born child about two years and a half old be bound to Henry Bray Sen’r and Mary his wife during their life (that is to say) until she shall arrive to Lawful age to learn the business of Housewifery

 

---------------

 

P. 19 - 29 April 1775 - John Harrington of the County of Halifax, N. C. to William Alston or the County aforesaid - 100 pds. - 212 a. on the South side of Robinsons Creek - being part of a tract of land granted by Patent to William Petty and sold by William Petty, Junior son to the said William to Charles Harrington Father to the said John Harrington being also part of a tract whereon Mial Scurlock now lives and the Court House of Chatham now Stands

also whereon Agnis Harrington now lives.

Wit:     John Webb

            John Auld                 John Harrington

 

P. 23- 14 Feb. 1775 - Benjamin Watts and Frances his Wife to Robert Rutherford - 40 pds. - 78 a. on the South side of Robert sons Creek - joins the back line of a Survey of land taken up by Robt. Corley and the Red Field Road.

Wit: Roger Griffith

John Berry                           Benjamin Watts

Wm. (W)Petty                       Frances (X) Watts

 

P. 53 - 31 May 1775 - Nathaniel Jackson to Benjamin Watts - 22 pds. money which he stands justly indebted to the said Benjamin Watts and honestly desires to secure and pay to him - - one certain Neg­ro Girl Slave named Hannah - in trust.

Wit: John Auld                     Nathl. Jackson

 

 

May 1775

"A road laid out the best way from Chatham Courthouse into the road

leading to the Redfield ford, near Hannah Poes and that any twelve of the

following persons be a Jury to lay out the same Viz. Wm. Petty, Benja. Watt,

James Massey*, James George, James Petty, Mial Scurlock, John Stewart, Robert

Marsh, George Herndon, Joseph Fooshe, James Stewart, William Dillard, Robert

Rutherford, Alexander Clark and Herculis Henderson."

 

* married to Jane Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR

 

23 June 1775

p. 69

Ordinary lycence to John Nall he having given Bond with Matthew Jones & Henry Bray

 

Pg. 70

Ordinacy Lycence granted to Elisha Cain he having given Bond with John Kinchen and John Auld

 

p. 71

Deed from William Petty and wife to Mial Scurlock proved by John Auld and feme relinquished before Ambrose Ramsey Esq’r.

 

Deed of Trust from Nathaniel Jackson to Benjamin Watts, proved by John Auld.

 

 

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/chatham/court/cain001.txt

 

Chatham  NC  Court Minutes  09 Aug 1774

Adm of estate of William May, decd, granted William May Junr and Henry

Garner, sec: Matthew Jones and ELISHA CAIN.

Processioners for Capt CAINS dist: ELISHA CAIN & Gray Darby, Ordinary lycence granted to ELISHA CAIN, he having given Bond with John Kinchen and John Auld.

 

Nathaniel Holley, Jr. b: ca 1715 Bertie Co., NC, d: 16 Dec 1791 Warthen, Washington Co., GA.  Son of Nathaniel & Jean (Ricks) Holley, Sr.  Copied from the original records of the Revolutionary War:

Warrant #2457 State of NC Auditors Office. Salisbury District 19 Jul 1786. This is to certify that Nathaniel Holley established his claim and was allowed sum of 40 pounds and 8 shillings. Signed John Auld, Stephen Miller and Thomas C. Chiles."  There is another, "Warrant #2457 Nathaniel Holley established his claim and was allowed 26 pounds. 6 Sep 1786. Signed Stephen Miller and M. L. Chiles."

 

 

Ref: "CHATHAM COUNTY COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS 

1774-1779" Transcribed by - SUE ASHBY 1999

 

15 May 1775

Source: Daniel Murphy to John Hatley

Daniel Murphy to John Hatley*  21 pds. 175 a - part of a deed of 700 a. granted to Luke Bynum by Thomas Childs Esqr. his Lordships Agent at that time the deed bearing date 30 June 1762 - on the East side of New Hope Creek.

Wit:

John (X) Caswell                               Daniel Murphy

Robert (X) Spires                              Mary (X) Murphy

Robert Rutherford

Feme relinquished before John Thompson and ordered to be Registered

 

* Elizabeth Poe, daughter of Stephen Poe, JR (son of Captain Stephen Poe) married a Hatley according to will of Stephen Poe, JR 1823

 

20 July 1775 (see above, William Poe received 22 acres for 20 pds on 7 February 1775. Unclear if this is the same William Poe)

 

William Poe to Henry Bray - 20 pds. 50 a. - being part of a tract of land originally conveyed to Herman Husbands from the Earl of Granville by patent bearing date the 11 December 1762 and called Dessolate Meadows on Loves Creek.

Wit:

John Wilkerson                                              William Poe (x)

John McGesland                                           Elizabeth Poe (x)*

 

* Elizabeth Bray, daughter of Henry Bray. Why is the land not described as formerly owned by David Smith?

 

 

P. 57 - 31 July 1775 - William Petty Junr. and Mildred his Wife to Mial Scurlock - 315 pds. - 212 a. on the South side of Robertsons Creek whereon Chatham Courthouse now stands - joins Theophilis Petty and William Petty.

Wit:     John Auld     William (W) Petty

Mildred (X) Petty

 

See:

http://edlers.org/notes/p471.htm#i3450

William Petty (M)

(circa 1736 - 5 October 1822)

William Petty was born circa 1736 Orange Co, VA. He was the son of William Petty and Elizabeth Merryman. William Petty married Mildred Phelps circa 1760 Orange Co, NC. William Petty died 5 October 1822 Chatham Co, NC. 

Children of William Petty and Mildred Phelps:

William Petty   (c 1761 - c 1780)

Kezziah Petty+   (9 Dec 1762 - 9 Oct 1820)

James Petty   (c 1764 - )

Jesse Petty   (c 1766 - c 1794)

Isaac Petty   (7 Mar 1768 - c 1860)

Lewis Petty   (c 1770 - )

Mary Petty   (c 1774 - )

Martha Petty   (c 1774 - )

Anna Petty   (c 1778 - )

 

 

 

p. 76

28 September 1775

James George to Richard Kennon – 100 pds – 100 a. on Robertson’s Creek – including the Plantation whereon the same James George now lives.

Wit: William Clark     James George

George Herndon   

 

 

Nov., 1775

"The Grand Jury sworn in, Viz: Robert Rutherford, foreman, William

Clark, William Lasiter, Richard Bohannon, James George, Wm. Petty, Tobias

Rogers, Joshua Rosser, James Stewart, Thomas Lasiter, William DILLARD, Josiah

Lyons, Thomas Roberson, Bnj. Harris, John DILLARD, and Edmund Waddill"

 

Pg. 81

14 November 1775

The Will of Joab Brooks dec’d proved by Stephen Brooks. Thomas Brooks and Isaac Brooks Exors. Qualified.

 

Pg. 82

An Account Curr’t of the Estate of Stephen Poe dec’d returned by the Auditors.

 

Deed from William Poe and wife to Henry Bray proved by John Wilkerson.

 

Pg. 83

15 November 1775

The order of the last Court for laying out and turning the Road the best way from the Horsepen Lickspring (Horse Pen Lick Spring) into the Road leading to Chatham Court House near James George’s be renewed and the same Jury lay out the same.

 

pg. 84-85

 

A Road be turnd and laid out the best way from the piney mountain to the Iron works on Deep River and that the following Jury or any twelve of them layout the same Viz. Isaac Brooks, George Popland, Richard Gregory, John Poe, Henry Welsh, Walter Welsh, Solomon Morgan, Sam­uel Temples, John Montgomry, Balaam Thompson, John Thompson, Thomas Graves, William Graves, James Kendrick, Thomas Dowdy, William Dow­dy, Daniel Brown.

 

14 May 1776

p. 87

Deed from William Teague to Benjamin Watts proved by Zacharia Harman.

 

Deed from Benjamin Watts to James George ack’d

 

 

 

Ref: "CHATHAM COUNTY COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS 

1774-1779"  Transcribed by - SUE ASHBY 1999

 

 

1775 Randolph County

 

Note: The next record is in this North Carolina page because it states that a Stephen Poe was living in Wikes County in 1776 and in this Chatham County page because many researchers have listed this man as a son of Simon Poe Jr. 

 

Tennessee Records of Coffee County and Ervin L. Davis Family Record.  (not independently researched)

 

page 724. Stephen Poe, North Carolina, wife, Mary R.8395.

Benton County, Alabama, County Court, 1 August 1843, personally appeared before the Court, Mary Poe, a resident of said county, aged 84, and made claim for a pension under the Act of July 7, 1818. Declared that she was the widow of Stephen Poe who was militia soldier under the command of Col. Golston, of North Carolina and he served under Golston's and other officers command for two years and received a discharge which was lost. He entered the service in the late summer or early fall of 1776 and was with the army at Wilmington... was captured by the enemy. He lived in Wilkes County, NC when he entered service. He was discharged in the fall of 1778. She was married to Stephen Poe in 1775, by the Rev. Teague in Randolph County, NC. Stephen Poe died 28 July 1843. Claim rejected.

 

Deeds

P. 80 - 22 June 1775 - John Stuart Executor of the Last Will and Testament of James Stuart Decd. to James Stuart 30 pds. - 50 a. - joins Mary Pettys line.

Wit: John Birdsong               John Ste  wart

William Wymack

 

P. 82 - 14 May 1776 - Robert Mash Executor of the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Petty Decd. to John Petty - for Divers good causes and in pursuance of the trust reposed in me as Executor aforesaid - 100 a. on Robertsons Creek.

Wit: Robt. Patterson             Robert Mash

            James Petty

 

 

P. 83 - 14 May 1776 - Benjamin Watts to James George - 150 pds. ­100 a. on Robertsons Creek - tract whioh was purchased by Benjamin Watts from David Griffen the other he purchased of Charles Clanton.

Wit:     Richd. Kennon           Benjamin Watts

 

P. 89 - 11 Feb. 1176 - Jeduthan Harper of Chatham Co. to William Johnston of Orange Co., N. C. - 100 pds. - 300 a. on the Hickory Mountain joining Thomas Riddle - on the South by a tract of land belonging to Richard Kennon.

Wit: John Maclellan               Jedn. Harper

Thomas Riddle

Isaiah Hogan

 

 

 

 

Chatham County Deeds on Rootsweb

HOUGH/HUFF -   Deed Bk. B., 1775-1778

pg. 133, Feb. 9, 1776
Daniel Huff/Hough and Ann his wife, sell to Thomas Chapman, land the was a grant from Earl of Granville, to John Jones, in Orange Co, (now Chatham
Co.) on both sides of the S. fork of Rocky River and both sides of William Cox's path. (Doesn't say how much the land cost) 250 acres recorded in Deed Bk. B, pg. 202, and from the sd John Jones by his deed dated Oct. 9, 1760, to George Mauch, recorded in Orange Co., Bk. F, pg. 10, and by George Mauck and Eliza, his wife sold to the above named Daniel Hough and recorded in Orange Co., deed Bk. A, No. 1, pg. 228 and since then the sd Daniel Hough hath since, sold 50 acres (part of the above 250 acres) unto William Henton/Hinton. (The total acreage now being sold to Thomas Chapman being 200 acres.
                Daniel Hough/Huff
                Ann Hoof
Wit:
Alice Chapman
Thomas (T) Noblet
John Doane
 

see: Poe Doan(e) Family Connections

pg. 127, Mar. 24, 1777
James Brantly, and Esther, his wife, Benjamin Brasswell and Mary, his wife, sell to David Maddox, for 173 pds, 6 shilling, 8 pence, 130 acres on the
N. side of Deep River, land joins Abraham Womack.
                        James Brantly
                       Esther (X) Brantly
                        Benjamin Braswell
                        Mary (X) Braswell

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14 May 1777

Pg. 95

The following persons or any twelve of them be appointed a Jury. to layout a road from the Seven Island road near James Georges to Hannah Poes the best way Viz. Thomas Roberson, James George, William Petty, James Massey, Charles Stewart, Richard Kennon, James Petty, Robert Mash (Marsh?), Joseph Fooshe, John Petty, John Stewart, Am­brose George, Robert Rutherford, William Dillard, George Herndon, Wm. Malone, Charles Morgan.

 

Thomas Evans appointed Constable in Capt. Herns district. James Macdonald appointed Constable in Capt. Brays district.

 

http://www.altarts.org/owensmith/os29/os29.html

Source: Orphans and Indentures and Guardianships, Records in Court Minutes taken

from Chatham County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1774-1800

NC Archives film #C.022-30001

 

VOL. #1 1774-1779

 

page #94, MAY 1777

SIMON POE, orphan of SIMON POE, dec'd be bound to SIMON POE, Sr. till lawful age being twelve years old to learn the busiiness of a planter.

 

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Page 110

17 July 1777

Stephen Herndon and Sophia Herndon my wife and Administratricks to the Estate of Simon Poe, deceased, to Richard Kennon - 200 pds. - 350 a. Land whereon we now live - South of Haw River - joins the lands of Stephen Poe decd. on the South, John Morton Decd. on the East, Richard Berry Decd. on the North and William Howards on the West

 

*  Sophia Herndon is the widow of Simon Poe, Jr. (Sophia was the daughter of Richard Bradford of King and Queen Co. VA)

 

Chatham County Court Records in Pittsboro, North Carolina: Book B page 110

To all People to Whome the presents shall come, know ye that Stephen Herndon and Sophia Herndon my wife and administratricks to the Estate of Simon Poe Deceased of Chatham County for and in consideration of the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds Current Money to us in hand paid by Richd. Kennon of the County Aforesaid have Bargained Sold Released and Made over by these Presents do Bargain Sell Release and Make Over unto the said Richd. Kennon his heirs and assigns all our Right to a certain peace or tract of land whereon we now live lying to the So. of Haw River and adjoining the lands of Stephen Poe Decd. on the So. John Morton Decd. on the Et. Richard Berrys Deed. On the No. and William Howards on the we. containing three hundred and fifty acres of land to be the same more or less to have and to hold the land and improvement. We the said Stephen Herndon and Sophia Herndon Administratricks do Warrent and for Ourselves unto the said Richd. Kennon his heirs and assigns As Witness Our hands and seals this 17th July, 1777. Test. James Poe

Stephen Herndon (his mark)

Prettyman Berry

Sophia Herndon

 

(Why did James Poe provide Testimony and not William Poe who acquired John Morton’s lands?)

 

Chatham County Deeds at Rootsweb

 

4 October 1777

 

(see Caroline County, Virginia records for Bradley and Sutton. Bradley is associated with the William Poe of Caroline)

pg. 112, Oct. 4, 1777
William White, son of William White hath put and placed himself, with the consent of his father, as an apprentice unto Abraham Bradley, and his wife, Sarah, to learn the art and mystery of Weaving plain country work and to serve during the term of 5 years from the 4th of Feb., next ensuing, until the sd apprentice, (reaches) his full age of 21 years.... the sd Abraham Bradley and Sarah pledge to give unto the sd apprentice, at the end of his term, 10 pds. and the sd apprentice also, to learn to read write and cypher as far as six months schooling will allow and proved sufficient meat drink and apparel, lodging, washing, linen, woolen hose shoes and other things needful an fit for an apprentice and at the end of the sd term give unto the apprentice one new suit of apparel besides what he otherwise have, before the expiration of term.
                        Abraham Bradley
                        William White(X) Sr.
Witn:
Thomas Hill
Phillip Sitton (Sutton?)

pg. 113, Oct. 4, 1777


William White hath put and placed a female child named Suckey White, daughter to the aforesaid William White...as an apprentice to Abraham Bradley and Sarah, his wife... to serve for the tern of five years from the 12 Nov., next ensuing, the date (when the sd apprentice) shall reach the age of 18
years. (the terms of the apprenticeship to be the same as for Suckey's (a nickname for Susan) brother, William.
                Abraham Bradley
                William (X) White Sr.
Wit:
Thomas Hill
Phillip Sitton (Sutton?)

pg. 121, Oct. 11, 1777
Michal Lopes sells to William Fooshe, for 100 pds, 100 acres, land joins Richard West.
                Michal Lopes
                Dorothy (X) Lopes
Wit::
Richard West
Nathan Fike

 

 

p. 111

7 October 1777

Henry Bagley and Elizabeth Bagley his Wife to Benjamin Watts – 250 pds. 165 a on Rockey River.

Wit: Joseph Rosser              Henry Bagley

            Nathan Bagley (x)      Elizabeth Bagley (x)

 

 

Court of pleas and quarter sessions

 

August 1777 ------ others say POE

Pg. 109

John Roe Sen'r appointed overseer of the road from Harlands Creek to Evans's mill and that the following hands work thereon Viz. his own hands, James Roe's, Thomas Griffins, John Griffens, Richard Griffens, William Haleys, Richard Haleys, Benjamin Harris's, Aaron Evans's, the hands living on Henry Bagleys plantation, Charles Harringtons.

 

10 November 1777

Pg. 110

James Watts orphan of Thomas Watts dec'd be bound to Benjamin Watts till lawfull age being now 16 years old to learn the Busi­ness of a planter.         

 

Bill of Sale from John Rains to Parish Self proved by John Thompson.

 

12 November 1777

Pg. 113

Jeduthan Harper, Mial Scurlock and Isaac Brooks appointed to lay off and assign Sophia Herndon late the widow of Simon Poe dec'd her dower of the lands of which the said Poe died possessed.

 

12 November 1777

Pg. 131

 

James Herndon, Benjamin Watts and Simon Terrell appointed patrolers in Capt. Hearndons (Herndon) district the ensuing year.

 

William Cain, Prettiman Berry, John Thomas, and George Dismukes appointed patrolers in Capt. Clarks district the ensuing year.

 

Fanney Berry have leave to keep a ferry over Haw river near the Redfield ford.

 

Pg. 132

The following Justices appointed to adminis. the state Oath to the people in general in the district against each Justices name res­pectively Set, and make a list of all those who refuse to take the said Oath.

 

Alexander Clark, in Capt. Clarks district.

Joseph Brantley in Capt. Hills district.

John Birdsong in Capt. Birdsongs district.

John Thompson in Capt. Kindricks district.

John Nall in Capt. Nalls district.

Balaam Thompson in Capt. Golstons district.

Thomas Hill in Capt. Hills district.

Jeduthan Harper in Capt. Herndons district.

Mathew Jones in Capt. Rogers's district.

Robert Rutherford in Capt. George's district.

James Sellers in Capt. Edwards's district.

Thomas Griffis in Capt. Crumps district.

 

14 November 1777

pg. 133

 

Any twelve of the following persons be a Jury to layout a road from out of the road that leads to Williams's ferry (from the Court house) into the road that leads from the Seven Islands road to Stinking Creek Viz. William Howard  Charles Morgan, James Massey, George Dismukes, George Herndon, William Petty, Robert Mash (Marsh?), Charles Stewart, James Williams, Alexander Clark, Richard Straughan, William Sanders, James Poe, Joseph Fooshe, Herculis Henderson and James George.

 

Deed from James Herndon to George Dismukes

 

Pg. 134

The Sheriff summon a Jury to Inquire of and Concerning a Certain Entry of land Containing four hundred acres Bounded by Fanney Berrys, Hannah Poes, Simon Poe, Charles Stewart and James Hern­dons lines, Enterd by James Massey Guardian of David Poe which Entry is objected to and a Caveat against it enterd by Alex'r Clark and Richard Kennon.

 

 

November 1777 Chatham county

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Chatham County, North Carolina, Deed Book B, Page 110                       Image of the deed

To all People to Whom this presents shall come . know ye that I Stephen Herndon and Sophia Hendon my wife and administratricks to the Estate of Simon Poe* Deceased of Chatham County for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred pounds current money to us in hand paid by Richard Kennon of the County aforesaid have bargained sold relieved and made over and by these presents do bargain sell relieve and make over unto the said Richard Kennon his heirs and assigns all our right to a certain piece or tract of land whereon we now live lying to the [   ] of Haw River and adjoining the lands of Stephen Poe, dec. on the [  ] John Morton, dec. on the [  ] Richard Berry, dec. and on the North and William Howards on the West containing three hundred and fifteen acres of land to the same more or less. To have and to hold the same and improvement we the said Stephen Herndon and Sophia Herndon administratricks do Warrant and for ourselves until the said Richard Kennon his heirs and assigns as Witness our hands and seals this 17th July 1777

Test: James Poe, Prettyman Berry           

Signed: Stephen Herndon (his mark)

Sophia Herndon (mark)

Chatham County, November Court 1777

Then this deed was in Open Court duly proved by oath of Prettyman Berry and ordered to be registered.

* Simon Poe, JR son of Simon Poe, Sr probable son of Samuel Poe of Essex Co. VA.

Nov., 1777  " The Grand Jury sworn in viz: Richard Parker, foreman, William

DILLARD, Benjamin Bohannon, William Malone, Deberry Chapman, Joseph Kirk, James

Petty, Richard Straughan, James Massey*, George Herndon, Joseph Avent, Edward

Edwards, John Brantley Jun'r, Ambrose George & Francis Sypart."

* married to Jane Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR

Ref: "CHATHAM COUNTY COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS 

1774-1779"  Transcribed by - SUE ASHBY 1999

 

Nov., 1777  " Deed from John Day to Zachariah Harman proved by William Dillard

and William Malone."

 

Ref: "CHATHAM COUNTY COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS 

1774-1779"  Transcribed by - SUE ASHBY 1999

 

Chatham County Court of November 1777

 

Ordered that Jeduthan Harper, Mial Scurlock, and Isaac Brooks be appointed to lay off and assign to Sophia Herndon, late the widow of Simon Poe, deceased, the dower of the lands of which the said Poe died possessed, according to Law.

 

Deed from Stephen Herndon and Sophia Herndon, administratrix of Simon Poe, to Richard Kennon proved and registered.

 

Jeduthan Harper house

Search http://randolphlibrary.org/historicalphotos.htm

 

Profiles of Jeduthan and wife

 

pg. 119, Nov. 28, 1777
Richard West sells to Thomas Thornton, for 275 pds., 296 acres on Haw River at the mouth of Dry Creek, joining William Fooshe's land.
                Richard West
                Susanna (X) West
Wit:
Nathan Fike
William Fooshe

 

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pg. 111 - Nov., 1777
JAMES WATTS, orphan of THOMAS WATTS dec'd be bound to BENJAMIN WATTS 'till lawfull age being now 16 years old to learn the business of a planter.

 

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13 February 1778

http://www.altarts.org/owensmith/os29/os29.html

 

 

Source: Orphans and Indentures and Guardianships, Records in Court Minutes taken

from Chatham County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1774-1800

NC Archives film #C.022-30001

 

VOL. #1 1774-1779

 

pg. 132 - Feb., 1778
DAVID POE, orphan of SIMON POE dec'd, came into court and made choice of JAMES MASSEY as his Guardian, who entered into bond with GEORGE HERNDON and WILLIAM HOWARD in the among ot 1000 pounds.

 

pg. 132 - Feb., 1778
WILLIAM HOWARD appointed Guardian to HASTIN POE, LARKIN POE and JAMES POE, he giving bond with ROB'T RUTHERFORD, Esq. in the amount of 1000 pounds each.

 

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9 February 1778

Thomas Chapman enters 250 ac on S fork of Rocky R and Older Br; border: the original line of the tract of land he lives on, David Vestal, James McDaniel, Edward Bray*, & James Youngblood; warrant issued May 20; short 30 ac money refunded;

 

* son of Henry Bray, father of Elizabeth Poe

 

10 February 1778

John Nall (Nalls) enters 600 ac on Bear Cre at Racoon Fourd where the “new rode” corsses; border: runs along his old line to “the” corner, E to Wm Duncan’s new line, N to his corner, E down said Duncan’s [line] to John Poe’s old line, N along Poe’s line to Bear Cr, & up the creek to the beginning; Stephen Powell caveated; warrant issued Jan. 2, 1779 in “pr” to John Nall per agreement; [see note] same as Nol. 5; [file No. 414

 

pg. 117, Feb.10, 1778
Charles Clanton sells to Richard Kennon, for 20 pds, 20 acres of land on Rockey River, joining John Brantley.
                Charles Clanton
                Sarah (X) Clanton
Wit:
John Auld
Sarah Clanton was privately examined by John Thompson, Esq. and relinquished her dower right.

 

2 March1778

Chatham  NC  Deed Book  B-128

02 Mar 1778  Chatham Deed B-128 2 Mch 1778 Fanny Berry, relict of Richard

Berry decd, Pretteman Berry & wife Sarah, WILLIAM CAIN and wife Lucy to

Richard Kennon for 226 pds 100 ac on south side Haw River at mouth of

Berry Branch adj Herculas Henderson. /s/ Pretyman Berry, WILLIAM X CAIN,

Fanny X Berry, Sarah x Berry, Lucy X Cain. Wit. Isaiah Hogan, ELISHA

CAIN, Roger Griffith.

 

13 February 1778.

James Massey*, “gaudn” of David Poe, enters 400 ac; border: Fanny Berry’s, Hannah Poe’s, Simon Poe’s, Charles Stewart’s & James Herndon’s “plantations”; Alexr Clark caveated; Richard Kennen caveated; verdict in favor of Alexander Clark; warrant issues “accordingly” May 22; [p. 5] July 28, 1778 surveyed 536.75 ac for Alexander Clark, sworn chain carriers Joseph Hackney & William Marsh.

 

* married to Jane Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR

 

16 February 1778

John Nall (Nalls) entere 300 ac on N side of Bear Cr; border: runs W along an old dividing line between Gideon Gilbert and John Poe for 0.5 miles, then N 0.75 miles, then E, then S to Poe’s old line, then “round” to beginning; warrant issued May 20.

 

16 February 1778

William Howard, “gaudn” of James Poe orphan of Stephen Poe decd, enters 450 ac; border: Berry’s line on Haw R., runs up the river to the mouth of Brooks Cr, up the “break” opposite James Herndon’s line, up his line W to Poe’s line, along Poe’s line to Berry’s line & along Berry’s line to the beginning; James William caveated; proceedings returned to May Court; discontinued by “ J W” ; warrant issued to “W H” Jul. 25.

 

16 February 1778

John Nall enters 400 ac; border: S side of his own deeded land at the E corner, runs S to a line lately run by Montgomery and a corner made by Montgomery, W to Joseph Sevier’s claim, & N to John Wilkey’s old line; warrant issued May 20

 

16 February 1778

Nicholas Nall enters 640 ac near the mouth of a little branch that’s the line between John Smith and said Nall, runs S across Ashe Br, down “the” great branch, runs E and crosses Sall Youngblood’s Br, & “round” to the beginning; includes the “planto” where he lives; George Hendric caveated; proceedings returned to May Court; warrant issued Jan. 2, 1779 in favor of N Nall

 

16 February 1778 William Kinchen enters 400 ac on Mill Cr;(Mill Branch?) border; his land, Joseph Morris’s corner, & runs N & W; warrant issued May 16; grant delivered “389”; [2nd p. 6] May 20, 1778 surveyed 389 ac, sworn chain carriers James Rosser & Labin Ellis.

 

p. 128, Mar. 2, 1778

Fanny Berry, relict (widow) of Richard Berry, dec'd , Pretteman Berry* and Sarah, his wife, William Cain and Lucy, his wife, sell to Richard Kennon,

for 226 pds, 100 acres on the S. side of Haw River, lying at the mouth of Berry Branch and joining Herculas Henderson's land.

Pretyman Berry

William Cain (x)

Fanny Berry (x)

Sarah Berry (x)

Lucy Cain (x)

Wit:

Isaiah Hogan

Elisha Cain

Roger Griffith

 

 

 

13 MaY 1778

 

Pg. 142

Deed from John Berry to Frances Berry, ack'd.

 

Ordinary Lycence granted to Zachariah Harman upon his giving Bond.

 

John Thompson Esq'r Register of this County enterd into Bond with John Montgomry and Ambrose Ramsey.

 

Charles Morgan appointed overseer of the road from the Court house to the 7. Islands in the room of James George.

 

Pg. 143

George Dismukes appointed overseer of the road in the room of Charles Morgan.

 

A Copy of the Verdict of the Jury avpointed to determine Concerning a Certain Caveat Enterd by Alexander Clark against James Massey Guardian of David Poe be made out and deliverd to the said Alexan­der Clark in whose favour the Verdict was given in order that he may proceed as the law directs.

 

BERRY - Deed Bk. B., 1775-1778

 

p. 128, Mar. 2, 1778

Fanny Berry, relict (widow) of Richard Berry, dec'd , Pretteman Berry and Sarah, his wife, William Cain and Lucy, his wife, sell to Richard Kennon,

for 226 pds, 100 acres on the S. side of Haw River, lying at the mouth of Berry Branch and joining Herculas Henderson's land.

                        Pretyman Berry

                        William Cain (x)

                        Fanny Berry (x)

                        Sarah Berry (x)

                        Lucy Cain (x)

Wit:

Isaiah Hogan

Elisha Cain

Roger Griffith

 

HARPER

pg. 381, Mar. 4, 1778
Jeduthan Harper of Chatham Co., sells to William Johnston of ORANGE CO., NC, for 135 pds, 640 acres on the Hickory Mountain, land joins Thomas Copeland, Henry Cook,... and includes the land and improvement where the said Jeduthan Harper at present resides which last mentioned place was sold and conveyed by the said Jeduthan harper to the said William Johnston on the 11 Feb. 1777 and the said 640 acres being a tract of land granted to the sd Jeduthan Harper by Richard Caswell, Esqr. by patent dated July 1, 1779 and numbered 70.
                Jedn. Harper
Wit:
J. Luttrell
W. Kinchen

 

March 5, 1780- This is to certify that Mrs. Gazeal Harper wife to the within mentioned Jeduthan Harper of her own free will and apart from her husband relinquished her Right of Dower to the within mentioned premises.
                J. Lutrell

 

  BROWN - Deed Bk. B., 1775-1778

pg. 129, April, 1778
John Brown sells to Charles Stewart, for 134 pds, 100 acres on the N. side of Haw River, where Abner Brown now lives and part of that tract of land
that John Brown, Sr. bought from Nathan Melton.
                        John (x) Brown
Wit:
Miner (Minor?) Brown (There was a Minor family in Chatham)
Mary (x) Brown

 

STEWART - Deed Bk. B., 1775-1778

pg. 130, Aug. 8, 1778
John Stewart to Charles Stewart, for 100 pds. 350 acres on the S. side of haw River, near James Masseys* fence, joining Thomas Branton, Joseph Fooshe
and Thos. Braxton. The land includes the plantation where Charles Stewart now lives.
                        John Stewart
                        Barbara Stewart
Wit:
James George
James Brantly

* James Massey was married to Jane Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR.

 

P. 114 - 29 Oct. 1771 - John Rains of Guilford Co., N. C. to Parish Self of Chatham Co., N. C. 30 pds. - no a. given - land whereon ­Edmond Hinson now lives - on Bloody Creek - joins William Matthews, his own land on the South.

Wit : John Thompson                     John Rains

            Isabell Gillmor

 

 

P. 117 - 10 Feb. 1778 - Charles Clanton to Richard Kennon - 20 pds. - 20 a. on Rockey River - joins John Brantley.

Wit:     John Auld                 Charles Clanton

                                                Sarah Clanton (x)

 

P. 118 - 6 Feb. 1778 - Richard Worthen to Seth Cotton - 100 pds. ­20 a. on the South side of Cape Fear River.

Wit:     William Ragland        Richard Worthen

            Thomas Ragland

 

P. 119 - 28 Nov. 1777 - - Richard West to Thomas Thornton - 275 pds. - 296 a. on Haw River at the mouth of Dry Creek - joins William Fooshe.

Wit: Nathan Fike                               Richard West

            William Fooshe                    Susanna (X) West

 

 

p. 120 - 18 Nov. 1773 - Benjamin Landrum and Elisabeth his wife to Joseph Moore - 27 pds. 10 sh. - 55 a. which the said Benjamin Landrum and Elizabeth his Wife obtained a deed of the Earl of Granvil bearing date 1761 - on Rockey River - joins sand Joseph Moores land which he bought of Joshua Headley.

Wit:     Sampson Moore       Benjamin (X) Landrum

            George Newman     Elizabeth (D) Landrum

            Phillip Herin

Proved by Philip Herrin and ordered to be Registered

 

P. 121 - 11 Oct. 1777 - Michal Lopes to William Fooshe - 100 pds.. - 100 a. - joins Richard West.

Wit:     Richard West Michel Lopes

            Nathan Fike               Dorothy (X) Lopes

 

P. 122 - 17 Feb. 1777 - James Bell to Thomas Bell - 100 pds.­180 a. on the North side of New Hope - joins Lick Branch.

Wit:     John Jones               James Bell

            Drury (X) Hern           Olive (X) Bell

            Abra (A) Green Hern

 

 

P. 124 - 14 Feb. 1778 - Benjamin Landrum of Chatham Co. to William Kinchen of Bute Co., N. C. - 500 pds. - 445 a. on Mill Creek - joins Joseph Moor - it was granted to the said Landrum by a deed from John Earl of Granville.

Wit: Isaiah Rogers

Matthew Jones                      Benjamin (X) Landrum

 

 

P. 125 - 11 May 1778 - James Petty to John Cotton - 28 pds. 50 a. on Robersons Creek - joins land ­of said John Cotton, Richard Drake and Richard Kennon.

Wit: John Auld

Roger Griffith             James Petty Senr.

 

 

P. 125 (bottom) - 18 April 1771 - Larrance Strother of Orange Co., N. C. - have bargained sold and delivered unto my Daughter Elisabeth Strother one cow and one two year old yearling and one pot three dishes three basons and half Doz. plates.

Wit:     Jos. Brantly    Larrance Strother

Anne (X) Brantly

 

p. 131 – 15 June 1778 – Benjamin Watts and Francis his wife to Mathew Ramsey – 550 pds – 165 a. on Rockey River

Wit: James Herndon                                   Benjamin Watts

            W. Malone

            John Birdsong

 

 

Land Entries 1778-1790

 

CHATHAM CO, N C LAND ENTRIES

 

1778-1790

 

102. May 13, 1778 John Thompson enters 640 ac on S side of Deep R and on both sides of Pocket Cr; border: on the river below the Mouth of said creek, & runs "round"; warrant issued Sept. 22; grant delIvered.

 

104. May 13, 1778 James Williams enters 200 ac on S side of Bear Cr; border: near S corner of John Poe's line, runs S about 0.5 Miles, &  ; warrant issued Sept. 2; warrant returned; William Duncan caveated: proceedings returned to Feb. Court.

 

105. May 14, 1778 William Petty enters 640 ac on Green Br, Meadow Br, & Petty's Br; border: Jer. George's corner, runs along said George's line to Jas Stewart's corner, along Stewart's lIne to Petty's corner, along Petty's line to Meadow Br, up said branch to the foot of "the" pine hill to (James Poe) Jas Poe's Br, to "his" line formerly Mullis's, N to the corner of said line, W to "the" road, & joins (James Massey) Jas Massey and then down [blank] to beginning; warrant issued Aug. 15; grant delivered.

 

page 22

106. May 14, 1778 Mial Scurlock enters 250 ac on Robinsons Cr; border: where James Petty's line crosses said creek, runs S along hIs lIne to Robinson’s line, E "by" Robinson's line--a dividing line between said improvement and G Hard's llne--to a branch, N up the branch, along "hIs" line N to the creek, & with the creek to the beginning; warrant issued Aug. 27; grant delivered for 184 [ac].

 

 

page 31

151. July 3, 1778 James Poe enters 50 ac on Crooked Cr; border: Simon Poe, Charles Stewart, & Alexr Clark; warrant issued Oct. 19; grant delivered.

 

19 October 1778

Image from Donald Poe’s 1775 book on Samuel Poe of Essex County

 

State of North Carolina         No. 151

Ambrose Ramsay, Entry Officer of Claims for Lands in the County of Chatham

To the Surveyor of the said County, Greeting.

You are hereby required, as soon as may be, to lay off and surey, for James Poe

a Tract or Parcel of Land, containing Fifty Acres, lying in the County Aforesaid,

On the Crooked Branch, Beginning on Simon Poe’s line, bounded by said line.

Charles Stewarts and Alexander Clarks line for Comps. (compensation?)

 

Observingthe Directions of the Act of Assembly in such case made and provided

For running out Lands.  Two just and fair Plans of such Survey, with a proper Certificate

Annexed to each, you are to transmit, with this Warrant, to the Secretary’s Office Without Delay.

 

Given under my Hand at Deep River

The Nineteenty Day of October Anno

Dom. 1770     Ramsey Esq.

 

152. Jul. 13,1778 Richard Strawn (Richard Straughan) enters 300 ac on both sides of Cain Island Cr waters of Haw R, border: the head of said creek and runs "down", Includes his improvements: warrant issued Oct. 19: grant delivered

 

 

STEWART - Deed Bk. B., 1775-1778

pg. 130, Aug. 8, 1778
John Stewart to Charles Stewart, for 100 pds. 350 acres on the S. side of haw River, near James Masseys* fence, joining Thomas Branton, Joseph Fooshe
and Thos. Braxton. The land includes the plantation where Charles Stewart now lives.
                        John Stewart
                        Barbara Stewart
Wit:
James George
James Brantly

* James Massey was married to Jane Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR.

 

Land Entries

297. Sept. 26, 1778 John Thomas enters 300 ac; border: (William Poe) WM Poe, runs S to a red oak, E to Haw R, up said river to wIdow Merlen's line, & along saId lIne to the beginning; warrant issued Jan. 19; grant delivered.

 

 

Pleas and Quarter Sessions.

p. 134

The Sheriff summons a Jury to Inquire of and Concerning a Certain Entry of land Containing four hundred acres Bounded by (Fanney) Fanny Berrys, Hannah Poes, Simon Poe, Charles Steward and James Herndon’s lines, Entered by James Massey* Guardian of David Poe which Entry is objected to and a Caveat against it entered by Alexander Clark and Richard Kennon.

 

* married to Jane Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR

 

May 11, 1778

Pg. 135

Benjamin Watts appointed overseer ot the road in room of John Sal­ley.

 

Thomas Harrington have leave to bring a suit by Charles Harrington his next friend against Joseph Brantley Esq'r, he being under age &c.

 

Pg . 136

The Grand Jury sworn Viz. James Bell forem'n, Gideon Goodwin, Pres­ely George, Joshua Rosser, William Malone, John Brantley, Thomas West, Joseph Kirk, George Kirk, Morgan Mintor, James Petty Sen'r, Ambrose George, Robert Patterson and Wm. Dillard.

 

A return of the Jury appointed to Inquire be into the title of a Certain Tract of land in despute between James Massey Guardian of David Poe, and Alexander Clark - do report that Alex'r Clark is the rightfull owner and proprietor and ought to be quieted in the possession of the land and premisses afores'd upon his Complying with the act of assembly in that Case provided.

 

Nicholas Naull (Nall) records his mark a Swallow fork in the right ear and a Swallow fork in the left, and his Brand N.

 

 

 

p. 152

Frances Watts the feme Covert in the Conveyance from Benjamin Watts to Mathew Ramsey (Ramsy) came before John Thompson Esq’r and relinguished her right of dower.

 

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13 August 1778

Pg. 157. The following person appointed to sere as Jurors at the next Court Viz.  .... Isaac Kirksey, William Poe Jun'r, Gilbert Patterson. ... Thomas Dowdy, William Dowdy ... Benjamin Watts, James George, William Petty . . . James Herndon .

 

Pleas and Quarter Sessions

13 August 1778

An account Current of the Estate of Stephen Poe dec’d return’d by Robert Rutherford executor.

 

NC-11

 

p. 183

14 November 1778 – Richard Lane to Richard Grimes – a certain Sum – 50 a. on the waters of Lick Creek.

Wit: Reuben McDonald                    Richard Lane

Phillip White                                       Wenefred Lane

Daniel Triplet

 

 

pg. 173, Nov. 18, 1778
William Alston of Halifax Co, North Carolina to John Auld of Anson Co., N.C. - 500 pds - 212 a. - joins the land of Mial Scurlock whereon the Court House now stands and the land of Zachariah Harman - land which the said Alston purchased of John Harrington* as Heir at Law to his Father Charles Harrington Decd. - another tract of land that the said William Alston purchased of Robert Rutherford adjoining the aforesaid land on Robertson Creek. 45 a.

Wit:

Matthew Ramsey                 William Alston

Mial Scurlock

 

http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncchatha/deedrela.htm

 

p 170, Nov. 18, 1778
Agnes Harrington, Thomas Harrington and Philemon Harrington, sell to John Auld of Anson Co., for 800 pds, 212 acres, including the land whereon we now
live adjoining the land where Chatham Courthouse now stands and land purchased by Charles Harrington, dec'd of William Petty.

                        Agnis (A) Harrington
                        Thomas Harrington
                        Philemon (X) Harrington
Wit:
Mathew Ramsey
Mial Scurlock

 

From a Genforum post by Don Dodson.

In 1805 there was a marriage intent or contract written between Henry William Auld and Ann Poe and her guardian, James Taylor. It talks about the land she received from her late father's estate. this land joins the lands of George Dismukes, James Howard and others. In a deed in the A-B record od deed of Chatham Co (Pg 196 I think) they divide the land of Herny Auld between 5 children. William Auld, Delilah Auld, Mary Auld (who maried Simon F. Webster) Sarah Auld (who married Richard Webster Jr) and Elizabeth Auld (who married Thomas Robertson)

 

 

May, 1779  " The following persons appointed Jurors for the next Court, Gilbert Patterson, Isaac Brooks, , Elisha Cain, Thomas Blaxton, Wm. DILLARD, Wm.

Griffen, Thomas West (dry Creek), Gray Barby, Benjamin Watts, Henry Bray, Thomas Taylor, Edm'd Waddill, Wm. Clark, (William Poe, JR) Wm. Poe Jun'r, George Dismukes, Spencer Stewart, Benj. Harris, David Mattox, Rob't Wallace, James Massey, Isaac Mathis, Francis Sypart, Henry Pickard, Rich'd Bohannon, Elisha Hunter, Mark Brooks, Wm.Ragland, Mathew Jones, Wm. Kinchen & Reubin Landrum."

 

Ref all above: "CHATHAM COUNTY COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS 

1774-1779"  Transcribed by - SUE ASHBY 1999

 

 

 

CHATHAM CO, N C LAND ENTRIES

1778-1790

 

528. December 29, 1778

 James Massey enters 600 ac on W side of Haw R; border: James Poe's corner, runs "round by" Chas Stewart, Geo Dismuck (George Dismukes), Richard Kennon, & Wm Poe; (William Poe); Wm  Howard (William Howard) caveated; Alexander Clark  caveated; proceedIngs returned to May Court: verdict in favor of Clark; no warrant issued money returned to Massey

 

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p. 274

1 February 1779

State of North Carolina to John Rutherford – 50 sh. for every 100 a. – 200 a. on the waters of Haw River between Stinking Creek and Robinsons Creek – joins James Patterson’s corner, along Herndon’s line and Kennon’s corner

 

NC-15

 

February 8, 1779

Land Entries

No. 774 - Peter Rennolds February 8, 1779 enters his warrant for 640 a on Little Brush Creek  beginning William Graves deeded line branch for camp and including William Poe's improvements on both sides of said creek

 

 

9 February 1779

The Grand Jury are as follows Viz. William Clarke, foreman. Jospeh Kirk, Daniel Brown, John Wilkey, Thomas Brooks, Peter Sinclare, Thomas Taylor, James Steward, Edmond Waddell, Thomas Robertson. William Poe, George Dismukes, Spencer Steward, James Massey* and Burwell Williams.

 

* married to Jane Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR

 

Pleas and Quarter Sessions

p. 175

Mr. John Auld, Mr. John Birdsong & Alexander Clarke appointed to settle and divide the Estate of Simon Poe dec’.

 

 

Feb., 1779  " The following hands work on the road leading from the Court house

to the middle of the Seven Islands on Haw River, to wit, James George, James

Banks, Aggu Arringtons, Younger Neal (Oneals), Benj'n Hogwood's, Tho's Arringtons's,

Rich'd Rendle's, William Sander's, James Price's, John Petty, Reuben Petty's,

Spencer Stewart's, Jos. Stewart's and William Petty's Jack, Mathew Dunkin & John

Dunkin's & Geo. Herndon's under William DILLARD who is overseer of the same."

 

Ref: "CHATHAM COUNTY COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS 

1774-1779"  Transcribed by - SUE ASHBY 1999

 

 

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10 April 1779

State of North Carolina to Richard Straughan* - 50 sh. for every 100 a. - 348 a. on the South side of Haw River and both sides of Cain Island Creek - joins Joseph Stewart, Richard Straughans land, William Poes land, John Thompson (Thomas's) land, Cain Island Branch and Band of Haw River.

J. Glasgow Sec.                                Rd. Caswell

 

* Richard Straughn married Lucy Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR

 

 

10 April 1779

State of North Caroina

No. 500

Chatham County Land          Image of the Warrant

To the surveyor of the said County, Greeting.

You are hereby required, as soon as may be, to lay off and survey, for Robert Poe

A Track of Land, containing five hundred acres, lying in the County aforesaid,

On Wilkinson’s Creek, the waters of Haw River, beginning in Olwin Bower’s line running on both sides, the Creek joining a line agreed on with James Bell….

 

 

Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions

p. 183

John McBay appointed overseer of the road in room of John Poe the ensuing year

 

NC-15

13 May 1779

The following person appointed Jurors for the next Court, Gilbert Patterson, Isaac Brooks, William Griffen, Thomas West (dry Creek), Gray Barby, Elisha Cain, Thomas Blaxton, William Dillard, Benjamin Watts, Henry Bray, Thomas Taylor, Edmond Waddell, William Clark, William Poe, Jun'r., George Dismukes, Spencer Stewart, Benjamin Harris, David Mattox, Robert Wallace, James Massey*, Isaac Mathis, Francis Sypart, Henry Pickard, Richard Bohannon, Elisha Hunter, Mark Brooks, William Ragland, Matthew Jones, William Kinchen & Reuben Landrum.

 

* married to Jane Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR

 

 

 

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p. 313

1 July 1779

State of NC to James Steward …. 496 a. – joins George Herndon, Joseph Steward and Seven Island Road

 

p. 186 –

Registered 1 November 1779 – State of North Carolina to James Poe – 50 sh. for every 100 a. – 25 a. on the Crooked Branch – joins Simon Poe’s line, Clarks corner and Stewarts line.

 

p. 320

1 July 1779

State of NC to William Petty … 640 a. on the Green Branch the Meadow Branch and Petty’s Branch – joins James George, Stewarts Corner, his old line and Massey’s Corner.

 

p. 318

1 July 1779

State of North Carolina to Joseph Readinour - 50 sh. for every 100 a. -- 200 a. on the Redfield Road on Simon Poe's line - joins Charles Stewart, James Massey* on the Red Hill Branch

J. Glasgow Sec.                                Rd. Caswell

 

* David Poe, orphan of Stephen Poe, chooses James Massey his guardian in record below. James Massey was married to Jane Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR.

 

p. 342

1 July 1779

State of NC to Isham Gunter … 275 a. on both sides of Stinking Creek – joins Zachariah Harman’s line formerly David Davises, Richard Kennon and Copelands Spring Branch.

 

1 July 1779

p. 371 State of North Carolina to William Poe, Hasting Poe and Larkin Poe orphans of Stephen Poe Deceased - 50 sh. for every 100 a. - 281 a. on the South side of Haw River - joins said Poes corner

J. Glasgow Sec.                                Rd. Caswell

 

p. 369

1 July 1779

State of NC to Abraham Bradley … 300 a. on the Reed Fork *or prong of Brush Creek* – joins land surveyed to Joseph Sitton (Sutton?) on behalf of the heirs of Phillip Sitton, John Farmers Claim, Jonahtan Evry’s Improvements, Enoch Williams Claim and Elijah Williams claim.

NC-11

p. 175

31 July 1779 – Mial Scurlock and Sarah his wife to Roger Griffith – 40 pds. – 96 a. – pattanted by the said Mial Scurlock – on Robersons Creek – joins James Petty and Thomas Robinson.

Wit: none shown        Mial Scurlock

                                    Sarah Scurlock

http://www.altarts.org/owensmith/os29/os29.html

pg. 195 - Aug., 1779
JESSE BROWN, orphan of JOHN Brown dec'd being formerly bound to JEDUTHAN HARPER, Esq.  being now brought into court, ordered that he be bound to LEWIS KIRK to learn the Trade of a Hatter 'till lawfull age being now Sixteen years old.

 

 

CHATHAM CO. N C LAND ENTRIES

1778-1790

page 190 around August 1779 entries

939. [no date] Benjamin Watts enters 150 ac on waters of Rocky R; border: Foster [or TerlerJ and runs "round"; warrant issued.

 

 

942. [no date] William Howard enters 230 ac agreeable to the verdict of the jury confirmed by Court; said Howard is "bounded" by the lines formerly  agreed between him & Simon Poe "viz" 5 steps over an old path at the head of the old race path, runs S. & to (Stephen Poe) Stepn. Poe's ; warrant Issued.

[this does not say “orphan’” so this must be a living Stephen Poe.]

 

946. Sept. 21, 1779 John Rutherford enters 200 ac; border: William Petty and James Stewart; warrant issued Feb. 15.

 

 

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9 August 1779

the grand Jury for this Term sworn as follows Viz. Isaac Brooks, foreman, William Clark, William Griffen, Thomas West, Willikam Dillard, Thomas Taylor, Edmund Waddill, William Poe, Benjamin Harris, Robert Wallace, William Ragland, James Massey*, Isaac Mathis, Francis Sypart & Gilbert Patterson

 

* married to Jane Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR

 

Aug. 20, 1779  State of North Carolina to William Dilliard, 640a on Camp Branch

at Harmans corner, adj Petty, John Dillard, the old chapel path, across Gulph

road, Ashfords corner, Giffords & Scurlock corner, entered by CAIN.

 

Chatham  NC  Deed Book  B-305

p. 341

12 August 1779

 Chatham Deed B-341

Archebald Cain and Patty his wife to Elisha Cain - 2000 pds. - 375 a. on the Waters of Little Oak - surveyed 2nd September 1771.

Wit:

William Poe*                                     Archebald (A) Cain

William (X) Cain                                Patty (S) Cain

Arthur (X) Hood

 

* This William Poe must be Senior (see below) and must be the “my son William” mentioned in the 1793 will of Simon Poe, SR. his son, William Poe  Jr appears to have died shortly after this around 1800 and have left heir including James Cain Poe. A big question remains to the identity of the wife of William Poe, Sr as the William Poe who married Elizabeth Bray seems to be a different person.

 

p. 364

12 August 1779 Chatham Deed B-364

William Blyth to Archibald Cain - 2000 pds. - 175 a. on the West side of New Hope - joins Parker's line.

Wit:

Elisha Cain                           Wm. Blyth

William Poe

May Term 1780 the above deed duly proved in open Court by oath of William Poe Junr. and ordered to be Registered.

 

20 August 1779

State of North Carolina to John Thomas – 50 sh. for every 100 a. – 159 a. – joins William Poe, Straughans corner, the South side of the Cain Island Creek, the Haw River and Widow Morton.

J. Glasgow Sec.                                Rd. Caswell

 

 

p. 211

13 October 1779

Sarah Herndon - for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which I bear my Grand Children Joseph Herndon and Martha Herndon I give two Negros and to the aforesaid Joseph Herndon one Negro Named Pharoh and to the said Martha Hernson one Negro Girl named Caroline but not to be divided between the reest of the chldren Viz: Martha and Lewis and Mary and Sarah and Pathiance and Roady.

Wit: George Kikk

George Herndon

Sarah ( S H ) Herndon

 

p. 212

12 October 1779

Sarah Herndon for and in consideration of the Natural Love and Affection which I bear to my son George Herndon - one Negro Boy named Ben and one NegroFirl named Catenah

Wit: George Kirk

George Herndon

Sarah ( S H ) Herndon

 

Registered

p. 186 –

Registered 1 November 1779 – State of North Carolina to James Poe – 50 sh. for every 100 a. – 25 a. on the Crooked Branch – joins Simon Poe’s line, Clarks corner and Stewarts line.

 

p. 375 (bottom)

9 November 1779

Elisha Cain and May his wife to Zachariah Harmon – 3500 pds. Two certain tracts or parcels of land adjoining each other – one joins Theophelus Petty, Charles Clanton and William Petty, Junr. – land on Little Creek, Haw Branch survey of land which James Ray obtained a deed for of Lord Carteret – 100 a. – Two – on Little Timber Branch – 60 s.

Wit: James Williams             Elisha Cain

A. Clark

 

P. 191

Registered

2 November 1779 – State of North Carolina to Thomas Robinson ….. 563 ½ a. on the North side of Rocky River and both sides of Harlans Creek.

 

p. 193

Registered

2 November 1779 – State of NC to Zachariah Harman - ….. 640 a. on both sides of Indian Creek the waters of Rocky River – joins John Burns and William Clark.

 

p. 194

Registered

2 November 1779 State of NC to George Kirk …. 600 a. on both sides of Terrels Creek – joins Joseph Rogers and James Herndon.

 

p. 196

Registered

2 November 1779 – State of NC to William Kinchen - … 389 a. on the South side of the Hickory Mountain on Branch of Mill Creek – joins Joseph Moore, Joseph John Alston, Headings line.

 

p. 197

Registered

2 November 1779 – State of NC to John Rutherford …. 320 a. on the lower side of the long prong of Shaddackses Creek

Shaddox Creek?

 

p. 199

Registerred

3 November 1779 – State of NC to George Glascock – 50 sh. for every 100 a. 640 a. on Lasiters Creek the waters of Haw River – Joins Ramsey’s line.

 

p. 200

Registered

3 November 1779 State of NC to William Kinchen …. 100 a. on the Hickory Mountain the North side – joins William Kinchen’s own line, Yarnell’s line and Phillip Herrin

 

p. 202

Registered

3 November 1779

State of North Carolina to Richard Straughan* (spelled Strawn in the book) - 50 sh. for every 100 a. - 300 a. on both sides of Cain Island Creek the waters of Haw River - Joins Poes Orphans line.

J. Glasgow Sec.                                Rd. Caswell

 

* Richard Straughn married Lucy Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR

 

p. 215

30 November 1779

Ebenezer Folsom of Cumberland Co., N.C. to Moses Darden of Chatham County, NC – 600 pds. 630 a. on the Creeks of White Oak and Buck Horn – land surveyed for Enoch Lewis the 17 September 1753 and conveyed to Richard Cheek, Senior and from Richard Cheek Junr. And from Richard Cheek Junr. to the said Folsom.

Wit: Thomas Scurlock

Debers Chapman

 

 

15 December 1779

State of North Carolina to Alexander Clark – 50 sh. For every 100 a. – 400 a. on the South Side of Haw River – joins a Black Oak corner of Poes land turning on said line South, John Stewart, Berry’s line, a Hicory in Poes line thence West to his corner.

Wm. Sheppard Sec.                         Rd. Caswell

 

Chatham County

 

http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncchatha/deedrela.htm

pg. 399, Jan 15, 1780
James Petty and Martha his wife sell to Roger Griffith, for 4000 pds, two tracts of land adjoining, on Robersons Creek, joins James George, Thomas
roberson, Ambrose George, James Pettys old Survey and Ambrose Petty
                James Petty Jr.
                Martha (R) Petty
Wit:
Drury Harrington
Whitmill (X) Harrington

 

NC-11

 

p. 375

12 February 1780

John Stewart to Alexander Clark - 300 pds 500 a on the Heads of Robersons and Brooks’s Creeks - it being a tract of land surveyed by the said John Stewart including the Plantations which ClarK bought of James Younger

Wit: Joseph (H) Hackney                John Steward

Thomas (X) Watts

 

P. 339 (bottom)

18 February 1780

In the consideration of the sum of 5 pds – to me in hand paid by Hannah Thompson, Adminitratrix John Thompson and Balaam Thompson Administrators of William Thompson decd. Late of Chatham County, - forever Release aquit and discharge them – from all cost or damages that may come against them in consequence of a suit brought by John Hardison against Darby Bryan (Bryam) also from all other actions or suits which have or may hereafter be brought by me or my heirs by the name of Frank now in the possession of Hannah Thompson.

Wit: Matthew Jones              Richard Swanner (x)

Mial Scurlock

 

p. 409

18 February 1780

James Stewart to William Riddle – 500 pds – 100 a on the Waters of Haw River – joins the Seven Island Road, William Sanders,

George Herndon and Joseph Stewart

Wit: Thomas Ragland                       James Steward

James Sellars

 

p. 103

30 March 1780

State of North Carolina to Richard Clark - 50 sh. for every 100 a. - 320 a. on the South side of Haw River - joins John Stone.

Wm. Sheppard Sec.                         Rd. Caswell

 

--- There appears to have been a mass entry of land grants "issued" on 31 March 1780. The "entry dates" ranged by some go back to 1778 and 1779..

p. 12

31 March 1780

Sate of North Carolina to Peter McKinzie - 50 sh. for every 100 a. - 200 a. on the East side of Rockey River - joins William Kinchen and Headons line.

Wm. Sheppard Sec                          Rd. Caswell

 

p. 20

30 March 1780

State of North Carolina to Wililam Howard, Guardian for James Poe Orphan of Stephen Poe - 50 sh. for every 100 a. - 320 a. on Haw River - joins Berrys corner on Haw River, Brookses Creek and Herndon's line.

Wm. Sheppard Sec                          Rd. Caswell

 

 

p. 91 (bottom_

31 March 1780

State of North Carolina to Zachariah Harman - 50 sh. for every 100 a. - 200 a. on the South side of Stinking Creek - joins Lewis Johnston, Branton's line and Gunters line.

Wm. Sheppard Sec                          Rd. Caswell

 

p. 95

31 March 1780

State of North Carolina to Thomas Cypert (Sypert) - 50 sh. for every 100 a. - 148 a. on Newhope - joins Francis Cypert

 

p. 15

31 March 1780

State of North Carolina to John Burns - 50 sh. for every 00 a. - 640 a. on both sides of Kirks Creek - Johns Joseph Kirks corner

Wm. Sheppard Sec                          Rd. Caswell

 

 

31 March 1780

p. 47 (bottom)

State of North Carolina to Isham Caudle – 50 sh. For every 100 a. – 400 a. on Little Beaver Creek

Wm. Sheppard Sec                          Rd. Caswell

 

31 March 1780

p. 49 (bottom)

State of North Carolina to William Hill – 50 sh. For every 100 a. – 100 a. on the Waters of Rockey River – joins Matthew Ramsey.

Wm. Sheppard Sec                          Rd. Caswell

 

31 March 1780

State of North Carolina to James Bell – 50 sh. For every 100 a. – 500 a. on the North Side of Haw River joins Hendricks, Poes line, crosses Wilkinsons Creek two different times.

Wm. Sheppard Sec                          Rd. Caswell

 

31 March 1780

State of North Carolina to Robert Poe – 50 sh. For every 100 a. – 500 a on Wilkinson’s Creek the Waters of Haw River – joins Oliver Brewer, Robert Mosley, Jesse Kendricks, and Hatleys line

Wm. Sheppard Sec.                         Rd. Caswell

 

* Elizabeth Poe, daughter of Stephen Poe, JR (supposedly a son of Captain Stephen Poe) married a Hatley according to will of Stephen Poe, JR 1823

 

31 March 1780

p. 552

State of North Carolina to William Hatley - 50 sh. for every 100 a. - 300 a. on the Mill Creek - joins Edward Tatum and Robert Poe

 

31 March 1780

State of North Carolina to William Howard – 50 sh. For every 100 a. – 230 a. – joins Simon Poe and Charles Stewart.

Wm. Sheppard Sec.                         Rd. Caswell

 

p. 522

31 March 1780

State of North Carolina to Nicholas Nall - 50 sh. for every 100 a. 640 a. near the mouth of Little Branch - joins John Smith and Nicholas Nalls own land.

Wm. Sheppard Sec.                         Rd. Caswell

 

 

31 March 1780

State of North Carolina to John Nall* – 50 sh. For every 100 a. – 600 a. on Bear Creek at the Rackoon Ford where the near Road Crosses – joins John Nalls old line and John Poe*s land.

Wm. Sheppard Sec.                         Rd. Caswell

 

* The Nall and Poe families are closely associated. Peninah Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, son of Major James S. Poe married Martin Nall. There are other Poe - Nall marriages. The association continues to Alabama and Arkansas. It is not clear who this John Poe could be, but he is clearly a close relative of Simon Poe, SR, as is the Robert Poe mentioned in these records of the 1780s. Are they older sons of Captain Stephen Poe

 

31 March 1780

State of North Carolina to John Nall – 50 sh. for every 100 a. – 300 a. on the North side of Bear Creek – joins Stephen Powell and John Poe.

 

31 March 1780

State of North Carolina to William Howard, guardian for James Poe Orphan of Stephen Poe – 50 sh. For every 100 a. – 320 a. on Haw River – joins Berrys corner on Haw River, Brookses Creek and Herndons line

 

 

31 March 1780

State of North Carolina to Stephen Straughan – 50 sh. for every 100 a. – 192 a. on Cain Island Creek Waters of Haw River – joins Richard Straughan*, Stephen Hern (Herndon? My question) and Poe's line

Wm. Sheppard Sec.                         Rd. Caswell

 

* Richard Straughan married Lucy Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR

 

31 March 1780

State of North Carolina to Benjamin Watts – 50 sh. for every 100 a. – 250 a. on a Branch of Pyles Creek including an Improvement formerly belonging to Jacob Cashat - joins Samuel Stewart.

Wm. Sheppard Sec.                         Rd. Caswell

 

p. 276

31 March 1780

State of North Carolina to Benjamin Watts – 50 sh. for every 100 a. – 200 a. on the South side of Cane Creek – joins his own line.

Wm. Sheppard Sec.                         Rd. Caswell

 

p. 282

31 March 1780

State of North Carolina to Benjamin Watts – 50 sh. for every 100 a. – 100 a. on a Brach of the South fork of Cane Creek – joins his own line.

Wm. Sheppard Sec                          Rd. Caswell

 

p.286

31 March 1780

State of North Carolina to Benjamin Watts – 50 sh. for every 100 a. – 300 a. on the head of the South fork of Cain Creek.

 

Wm. Sheppard Sec.                         Rd. Caswell

 

31 March 1780

State of North Carolina to Benjamin Watts – 50 sh. For every 100 a. – 300 a. on the Waters of Varnals Creek – joins Joseph Hadley (spelled Hadly in the record)

Wm. Sheppard Sec.                         Rd. Caswell

 

p. 439

State of North Carolina to Benjamin Watts – 50 sh. for every 100 a. – 259 a. – on a Branch of the South side of Rockey River - joins John Barnes, Robert Howell and Samuel Carter`

Wm. Sheppard Sec.                         Rd. Caswell

 

 

State of North Carolina to Jeremiah Melton* – 50 sh. for every 100 a. – 300 a. on Little Creek Waters of Deep Rivre - joins Powells line and the Cumberland County line.

Wm. Sheppard Sec.                         Rd. Caswell

(Poe and Melton in Fayette Co, AL and married 1870s not sure same family)

 

State of North Carolina to John Morgan – 50 sh. for every 100 a. – 640 a. on Morgan and Cub Creeks - joins his own line, Presley George and Widow Morgan.

Wm. Sheppard Sec.                         Rd. Caswell

 

31 March 1780

State of North Carolina to Stephen Herndon – 50 sh. for every 100 a. – 59 a. – beginning at a post Oak at Poes corner – joins a dividing line between him and Stephen Straughan, a post Oak on the Road that leads to the Reffield Ford then along the Road, James Stewart.

Wm. Sheppard Sec.                         Rd. Caswell

 

p. 147 (bottom)

31 March 1780

State of North Carolina to John Rutherford - 50 sh. for every 100 a. - 105 a. on the Buffelow Branch the Waters of Newhope - joins James Bell, James Willis, Mike Wilson, William Richardson and John Jones.

 

p. 437

31 March 1780

State of North Carolina to William Clark – 50 sh. for every 100 a. –400 a. – on the South side of Robertsons Creek - joins his own corner

Wm. Sheppard Sec.                         Rd. Caswell

 

p. 505 (bottom)

1 April 1780. State of North Caroline to James Patterson - 50 sh. for every 100 a. - 497 a. on both sides of Camp Branch the Waters of Robinsons Creek - joins William Petty.

Wm. Sheppard Sec.                         Rd. Caswell

 

p. 554

1 April 1780

State of North Carolina to Isham Gunter - 50 sh. for every 100 a. - 100 a. on the South side of Robinson Creek - joins George Herndon.

Wm. Sheppard Sec.                         Rd. Caswell

 

p. 506

1 April 1780 State of North Carolina to George Herndon - 50 sh. for every 100 a. - 200 a. on the South side of Robinsons Creek - joins Isham Gunter, his own line and Copelands line.

 

p. 98

1 April 1780

State of North Carolina to John Rutherford - 50 sh. for every 100 a. 226 a. on a prong of Bush Creek - joins Jacob Flowers, James Kerby and John Oldham.

Wm. Sheppard Sec.                         Rd. Caswell

 

p. 98

1 April 1780

State of North Carolina to John Rutherford - 50 sh. for every 100 a. 226 a. on a prong of Bush Creek - joins Jacob Flowers, James Kerby and John Oldham.

Wm. Sheppard Sec.                         Rd. Caswell

 

p.99 (bottom)

1 April 1780

State of North Carolina to Zachariah Harman (Harmon) - 50 sh. for every 100 a. 150 a. on the South fork of Rockey River - joins Jacob Lineberger

j. Glasgow Sec.                                 Alex. Martin

 

 

Page 417

16 June 1780 – George Herndon to John Petty – 6000 punds – 160 a. on the North side of Robinsons Creek – Joins John Pettys Spring Branch – it being part of said Herdons old deed land.

Wit. Zacharia Harman*                   George Herndon

James George

 

* Joseph Poe, son of David Poe, son of Simon Poe, JR, married Frances “Fanny” Harman. Mary Poe, daughter of Joseph Poe married James Green Caudle.

James Poe, son of Simon Poe, JR, married Sarah Petty.

 

 

p. 377

11 August 1780

Jos. Jno. Alston to Simon Fooshee (Fershee) – no cost given – 30 a. near a dream on the North side of the said Fooshee’s Plantation then up the said dream to the heard thereof to the old line formerly made by Richard Copland – which said lands are conveyed to me by deed of the State of North Carolina.

Wit: none shown                    Jos. Jno. Alston

 

 

... (did not photocopy previous page...) CO Zachariah Harmon - 3500 pds. - Two certain tracts or parcels of land adjoining each other - one joins Theophelus Petty, Charles Clanton, William Petty, Junr. - land on Little Creek, Haw Branch survey of land which James Ray obtained a deed for of Lord Carteret - 100 a. - Two - on Little Timber Branch - 60 a.

Wit:     Jas. Williams Elisha Cain

A. Clark

 

p. 317 (bottom) - 9 March 1780 - John Brantley and Elisabeth his wife to Richard Kennon - 2000 pds. - 150 a. on Rockey River on the South side.

Wit:     William Brantley        John Brantley

            Stephen Pace           Elizth. (X) Brantley

The above deed duly acknoledged in Open Court and feme. Examd. before William Kinchen Esqr. and ordered to be registered.

 

p. 379 - 10 July 1780 Federick Cobb to John Burt - 200 pds. procklemation money the old way - 280 a. - beginning at a sweet gum by the River side - to a sweet gum on an island of the River.

Wit: Richard Worthen          Fedrick Cobb

            John Wommack

 

p. 380 (bottom) - 12 Aug. 1778 - Thomas Riddle of Chatham Co. to William Johnston of Orange Co., North Carolina - 128 pds. 3OO a. on the Hickory Mountain - joins Thomas Copelands land on the East Henry Cooks on the North and the land where Jeduthan Harper resides on the South it being the land and Improvement hereon I at present dwell.

Wit:     J. Luttrell                     Thomas Riddle

 

p. 381 - 4 March 1778 - Jeduthan Harper of Chatham Co. to William Johnston of Orange Co., North Carolina - 135 pds. 640 a. on the Hickory Mountain - joins Thomas Copeland, Henry Cook - includes the land and improvement where the said Jeduthan Harper at present resides which last mentioned place was sold and and conveyed by the said Jeduthan Harper to the said William Johnston on the 11 Feb. 1711 the said 640 a. being a tract of land granted to the said Jeduthan Harper by Richard Caswell Esqr. by patent bearing date 1 July 1119 and numbered 70.

Nit:      J. Luttrell                                 Jedn. Harper

W. Kinchen (William Kinchen)

 

March 5, 1780 - This is to Certify that Mrs. Gazeal Harper Wife to the within mentioned Jeduthan Harper of her own free will and apart from her husband relinquished her Right of Dower to the within mentioned premisses.

                        J. Luttrell

 

P. 384 - 4 Aug. 1780 - Abraham Bradley, Planter and Sarah his Wife to Benjamin Watts - 2500 pds. - no a. given - joins Joseph Sitton on behalf of the heirs of Phillip Sitton, John Farmers Claim, Jonathan Evry's Improvement, Elijah Williams and the County line - and is the same piece which by patent bearing date 1 July 1779 was granted to the said Abraham Bradly.

Wit:     William McMasters               Abraham Bradley

            Tho. Chapman         Sarah (X) Bradley

 

 

(I am seeing John Roe confused with John Poe --- all John Poe references need to be checked with primary sources or by location of the lands)

23 October 1780

State of North Carolina to John Poe – 50 sh. for every 100 a. – 640 a. on both sides of Bear Creek.

Wm. Sheppard Sec.                                     Alex. Martin

 

* Sarah Howard, daughter of James Howard, married Mial Scurlock – according to other researchers. William Howard, who took in children of Stephen Poe after his death in 1773 must be related, perhaps a brother. The Howard family appears to have come from Henrico County, VA where some of the Amelia/Prince Edward County, VA Poe family can be found.

 

20 December 1780

p. 513

Benjamin Watts, Planter to Simon Terrell - 300 pds - 160 a. on New Garden Road leading to Cape Fair - joins William Varnal.

Wit: J. Lutrell              Benjamin Watts

John Pyle                   Frances Watts (x)

 

 (The following record is significant in determining exactly where William Poe, Junior’s lands were that were divided at the estate allotment in 1804. Not to mention the proximity to the Simon Poe family. However it is difficult to know what William Poe is being referred to here. )

 

p. 416 (bottom)

13 February 1781 – Alexander Clark and Pheby his Wife to James Howard – 4700 pds. – 350 a. – all that tract or parcel of land whereon Simon Poe formerly lived – joins Mrs. Hannah Poe, William Poe, Junr. and the land formerly belonging to Morton (Morten) and Richard Kennon and the land whereon Younger Neal (Neil) now lives.

Wit: John Auld                      Alexander Clark

Jacob Dardin                         Pheby Clark (x)

 

 

p. 518

24 September 1781

Robert Williams to David Fox - 80 pds. hard money - 150 a. - it being part of a larger tract of land conveyed from Henry Bray to the aforesd, Robert Williams and others as by deed dated 2 August 1763 which 400 a. was a part of 700 a. granted to William Lacy by deed dated 13 June 1762- on Rockey River

Wit: T. Hill                   Robert Williams (R)

Jacob _____

 

 

Chatham County

 

http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncchatha/wills_s.html

 

28th May, 1781

Mial Scurlock Will, dated 28th May, 1781- Proved Feb. Court 1782

Chatham Co., NC., Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions

Vol. 1781-1875 p. 403

NC State Archives Film # C.022.30001

The original only of this will is in the archives. It has not been

filmed as part of the Wills and Estate Records.

 

I Mial Scurlock of Chatham county in the State of North Carolina being

very Sick and weak but of sound and perfect mind and memory do make

this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form following I

Recommend my soul to the Mercy of my Creator not doubting but he will

dispose of it as best Suits his Godly Wisdom; and as to the worldly

goods it has pleased God to bless me with I Will that it be disposed of

in manner and form following to wit-

My Will and Desire is that all my Estate both Real and Personal be kept

togeather in the hands of my Wife for the purpose of supporting and

educating my children until my youngest Daughter Patsey shall arrive to

the age of Sixteen years or my Wife shall Marry again and in case of

the death of my Daughter, until my (the sentence is not complete here

or else too many words written) the youngest Surviving child may arrive

to lawful age, then my desire is that my Estate be divided in the

following manner viz.

I lend unto my Wife one sixth part of my said Estate both real and

personal during her natural life at her death to be equally divided

amongst all my children then living. When the time of division arrives

as heretofore mentioned my desire is that all my Estate except

Elizabeth Auld to whom I have heretofore given as much of my Estate as

I could spare in Justice to the Rest of my children. My Will and desire

is that if it should be the opinion of my Wife and my Executors

hereafter to be mentioned that it should be proper and convenient

to sell the Plantation where I now live and my moiety of the Mill and

Plantation on Haw River which I hold jointly with William Dillard that

they do it and apply the money arising from such sale to purchase

another tract of land as near in value as may be in any part of the

Country that be thought most safe and most agreeable to my said Wife

subject to the division before mentioned and I hereby nominate and

appoint my Wife Executrix and my son Thomas Scurlock, James Howard,

Alexander Clark and James Williams of this my last Will and Testament.

Signed Sealed and published and declared in presence of us this 28th,

May 1782.

Wit: J. Williams Mial Scurlock

A. Clark

Geo. Hendry

Zacha. Harmon

Feb. Court 1782 The above Will duly proved in Open court by the oath of

Alexr. Clark and ordered to be Registered.

 

 

 

NC-10

 

 

13 November 1781

Pg 2B – Luke Bynum appointed Overseer of the road from James Sellars to the Orange County Line.

 

13 November 1781

A Return of the Situation of the Justices of the County.

Presiding: Richard Kennon, Elisha Cain, Thomas Griffis, John Ramsey, Joseph Hinton, Joseph Brantley, Thomas Hill

On Parole: James Williams, John Thompson, James Sellars, Balaam Thompson.

Prisoners: William Kinchen, John Montgomery, Thomas Grigory, John Birdsong

Resigned: Abner Hill, Thomas Chapman, Robert Sellars

Dead: John Luttrell, John Nall

 

13 November 1781

The following persons to be added to the Commissioners of the peace for this County, William Merritt, Charles Stewart, William Poe, Gedion Gooden, Robert Wallace, George Daniel, George Henry, & Henry G ____? (dim). <<-sic

 

13 November 1781

Pg. 3A - The following person appointed to Lay off a road to the best way from the Redfield foard to Joseph Hackney's spring Viz. Joseph Fooshee*, James Howard, William Poe, Richard Strawn, James Massey*, Harculas Henderson, James George, Joseph Morgan, Charles Morgan, William Poe, Sen'r, Younger Neal (Oneil in the record), John Thomas & Joseph Hackney.

 

* married to Jane Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR

 

* An 1814 Chatham record deeds "Joseph Fooshee to my daughter Elizabeth Poe - negro girl ---

 

13 November 1781

The following  persons summoned to attend the next Court as Jurors &c, Thomas Barbee … John Brantley, John Burns…. John Doan, Joshua Rosser, Phillip Brantley,… Zachariah Harman & Joseph Stewart.

 

 

NC-16

 

17 Feb 1782

Elizabeth Poe Groom: Stephen Neil Bond Date: 17 Feb 1782 Record #: 01 027 Bondsman: Stephen Neil; Puttaman or Prutymon (Prettyman) Berry Bond #: 000020255 Comment:: Or Neal*

 

Neal Family

 

 

February 1782  "Will of Mial Scurlock proved by Alex'r Clark.  inventory

returned by Sarah Scurlock. 

Mrs. Sarah Scurlock qualified as Executrix to the Will of Mial Scurlock Dec'd."\

 

Ref:  "CHATHAM COUNTY COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS (1781-1785)

Contributed by Joan Hawkins

 

February 1782  "Deed of Gift from William Petty Sen'r to his Daughter Keziah  Dillard  Ack'd. by Wm. Petty Sen'r."

 

2 March 1782

Benjamin Watts of Randolph County, North Carolina, Plantar and Frances his wife to Benjamin Marlow of Chatham County, North Carolina – 80 pnds. Current money – 150 a. Tenement and tract of land – joins land surveyed to Joseph Sitton (Sutton?) on behalf of the Heirs of Phillip Sitton, John Farmer, A corner agreed on by Edward Bray and Benjamin Marlow, Elijah Williams Claim and the County line – it being part of the same piece of land which by patent dated 1 July 1779 was granted and conveyed to Abraham Bradley (Bradly) and was conveyred from the said Bradley to Ben. Watts by Deed dated 4 August 1780

Wit:

Thomas (X) Essery                                           Benjamin Watts

Edward (X) Bray                                               Frances (X) Watts

George Hobson

 

2 March 1782

p. 291

Benjamin Watts of Randolph County, N.C., Planter and Frances his wife to Edward Bray of Chatham County, N.C. Planter - 80 pds. -- 150 a. -- joins Ben. Marlow, John Farmer and Jonathan Esry - and is part of the same piece of land which by pattent dated 1 July 1779 was granted to Henry Bradley (Bradly) and was Conveyed by the said Bradly to Benjamin Watts by a deed dated 4 August 1780

Wit: Benjamin Marly                                          Benjamin Watts

Thoams Esery (x)                                              Frances Watts (x)

George Hobson

 

 

23 May 1782

p. 10B Court records

In the suit William Clark against Erichard Edwards, Young Edwards, Allen Edwards, John Rains, Sen’r, John Rains, Jr, William Neadom, William McForson & Jehu McFerson, The same Jury Sworn and find for the Plt. 126 pds.

 

Pg 11 A

In the Suit Thos. Grigory against William Rains, John Rains, John Rains Jun., William Neadom & John Lindley, the same Jury Sworn and find for Plt. 20 pds.

 

23 October 1782

State of North Carolina to Arthur Whitehead – 50 sh. For every 100 a. – 300 a. on Little Cane Creek – joins Benjamin Watts*, Joseph Coles survey.

J. Glasgow Sec.                                 Alex. Martin

 

Is Caine / Cane Creek in Randolph County?

 

p. 523

23 October 1782

State of North Carolina to Nicholas Nall - 50 sh. for every 100 a. - 100 a. - joins John Nall Esqr. and Coleby Smith.

J. Glasgow Sec.                  Alex Martin

 

 

p. 97

23 October 1782 - State of North Carolina to Zacharia Harman - 50 sh. for every 100 a. - 300 a. on the West side of Little Bruch Creek - joins Solomn Cox.

J. Glasgow Sec.                                 Alex. Martin

 

p. 285 (bottom)

23 October 1782

State of North Carolina to Henry Bray - 50 sh. for every 100 a. - 40 a. on Lewis Creek - joins George Martin

J. Glasgow Sec.                                 Alex. Martin

 

 

 

p. 140

24 October 1782

State of North Carolina to Zachariah Harman - 50 sh. for every 100 a. - 200 a. - joind John Morphoses line, across Bloods Creek and Blaries field.

Blood Run

 

p. 550

31 March 1780

State of North Carolina to Samuel Stephens - 50 sh. for every 100 a. - 300 a. on Cub Creek - joins James Rigsby, Thomas Cole and Jacob Flowers.

Wm. Sheppard Sec.                                         Rd. Caswell

 

 

NC-10

 

 

13 May 1782

In the Suit Henry Crutchfield against Isaac Towers, Samuel Pyle and Jacob Black, The Following Jury Sworn Viz., Vincent Self, Robert Edwards, William Douglass, Joseph Glosson, Richard Riddle, Joseph Hackney, Nicholas Nall, David Sellars, Thomas Branton, Benjamin Cooper, Ishum Daniell and Joseph McGee and find for the Plaintiff 57 pounds.

 

16 May 1782

James Massey* Summoned as garnishee to declare what of the Estate of George Daniel he had in his possession and declares to have the Sum of somewhere near 39 pounds. Specie.

 

* married to Jane Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR

 

16 May 1782

pg. 10B – The following persons be Summoned to serve at the next Court as Jurors Viz: John Doan (Done), Joshua Rosser … Presley George, … Benjamin Brantely, Richard Bohannan, John Tommilson, Francis Drake . . . George Dismukes, James Steward, William Poe Jun’r & William Petty Sen’r.

 
16 May 1782
In Suit Sarah Scurlock against William Rains, John Rains, William Neadam & Little John Rains, the Following Jury Sworn, Viz, Nicholas Nall, Richard Riddle, Zachariah Harman, Daniel Hackney, James Banks, Thomas Roberson, William England, Charles Harrington, John Kirk & Stephen Pace; and find for Plf 299 pds. 10 Shills.
 
16 May 1782
In Suit George Herndon against William Niedom, John Lindley, John Rains & Charles Shoemaker, the Same Jury Sowrn; and find for Plt 86 pds.
 
16 May 1782
In the Suit William Clark against Richard Edwards, Young Edwards, Allen Edwards, John Rains, Sen’r, John Rains, Jr., William Neadom, William McForson & Jehu McForson, The same Jury Sworn and find for the Plt. 126 pds.
 

26 May 1782*

Pg. 14A. The Following hands appointed to work on the Road under Richard Strawn (Viz.) Prettyman Berry, David Poe, John Gilliam, John Thomas, William Poe Jun'r, Hannah Poe's Negroes, Stephen Straughn, Stephen Neal, Stephen Herndon, Chrispan Straughan, William Poe, Sr, Robert Thompson and James Poe.

 

NOT VERIFIED – but worth searching Leftwich information – John Sutton, neighbor of Poe in VA was probably from Middlesex Co.

1st Generation:       Richard Straughan  (Jr)   b: 1706 in Middlesex County, Virginia.
Married in 1728 to (?) Leftwich; b: 1710 in Carolina County, Virginia.
2nd generation:
Richard Straughan,b: 1732 in Carolina Co.Va.Married:Lucy Poe, b: in Carolina Co.Va;in 1755.       

Rubin Straughan       b: 1730.              
James Straughan       b: 1734.       
Crispin Straughan b: 1737.       
William Straughan b: 1738.              
Stephen Straughan,Sr.b: 1740.   

See:

http://poegen.net/NC/Census/NCchathamCo1790crispenStraughnSimonPoeStephenPoe.jpg

 

 

* This records pretty much associates members of Simon Sr's clan. William Poe Jr is designated here. Stephen Herndon evidently married Simon Poe's daughter Lucy at some point. Robert Thompson was Simon's daughter Frances' husband. Simon's daughter Mary married a Berry and most have concluded (as do I) that it was Prettyman Berry. Simon Poe, Jr's son David would be in his twenties here. And of course Richard Strawn would be married to Lucy Poe at this point. Hannah is Simon's son Stephen's widow. James Poe deeds lands to brother-in-law Robert Thompson when James moves to Anson County.

 

28 May 1782

Pg. 17A. The following persons summoned to lay off the Road from the Red field ford to the Horse pen lick spring, Viz., Robert Marsh, Younger Neal (Neel in the record), William Poe Jun'r; James Howard, George Dismukes, Joseph Fooshee (Foushee), Charles Morgan Sen'r, Joseph Morgan, James Steward, Jun'r, Joseph Hackney, Alexander Clark, James Petty, Stephen Herndon (Hern), Hirculas Henderson, James George and James Massey and that any twelve of the Same lay of the Same Road.

 

 

State and Colonial Records of North Carolina Vols 16, 19

Executive Letter Book, State Records, pg. 345-347

From Judge John William to Governor Martin

Hillsborough, 27th June, 1782

 

Online citation from the Estes Family site: http://users.ap.net/~chenae/estes6.html

 

 

Samuel Poe (hanged in 1782)

27 June 1782

Hillsborough District, Chatham County

 

Hanged for burglary in 1782

The State Records of North Carolina Vol. XVI

pp. 345-6

From Judge Jno. Williams to Gov. Martin

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Hillsborough, 27th June 1782

Dear Sir:

We, last night, brought to a conclusion, after a very troublesome term, the Court of Sessions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and the General Gaol Delivery held here the 17th inst., for the District of Hillsborough, and have pretty well delivered the jail by trying some and binding over to the Supreme Court the most exceptional characters and by enlisting into the Continental service, pursuant to your proclamation of the 25th ult, most of those less obnoxious.

 

During this term seven have been capitally convicted, to-wit: Samuel Poe, for Burglary; Thomas Ricketts, Merideith Edwards, Thomas Eastridge and Thomas Dark, for High Treason; William Duke and Thomas Hunt, for Hose Stealing.

 

And as I suppose some supplications may be made for mercy, I have thought proper to represent to your Excellency the true point of view, in which the several persons condemned, stood before the Court, the heinousness of their crimes and their moral characters in life, so that if any should be spared, you may be enabled to judge who are the less necessary victims of the policy of Law.

 

Thomas Dark, a Captain of Fanning's, and one of his right hand men, is the principal person convicted. He has been very active and enterprising, and near as dangerous a person as Fanning himself, and from his proved inhumanity and cruelties in cutting, hacking and wounding his prisoners, had acquired among those of his own party the name of young Tarleton.

 

Thomas Ricketts, though indicted of treason only, it is hard to mention a crime of which he is not accused, and I have good reason to believe not wrongfully. Murder, house-burning, robbery, &c., are in the black list of his crimes, to which is added a general bad character.

 

Samuel Poe is one of eight who set out on the plan of robbery, and in one night broke open six different dwelling houses of men of property, and entered, sword in hand, and with guns and other arms, and put in fear all in the house, robbed of several hundred pounds, specie worth, of clothes, furniture, &c. Witness intended to prove the several charges, but being indicted of one, which being so clearly proved by credible Witnesses, coupled with his own confession, it was thought needless to indict him on more.

 

(a bit more about the others)

 

The court considering the first three proper victims of policy and the great difficulty there is of keeping them safe in jail, has ordered their execution on Friday, the first of February, only giving so much time as not to shut the door on mercy against them.

 

The day of execution for the four latter is fixed to Friday, the first day of March next, and as they have some hope of obtaining a pardon on condition of their enlisting into the service, I believe there will not be much danger of their escaping.

 

At this Court the Attorney-General did not attend, and the Court got the favor of Colonel Alfred Moore to officiate as Atto. for the State, and without whose assistance, which, the Court experiences in a very essential manner, they could not have carried on the business of the Court, and as he gave up all advantage of a Court, which he might have made very beneficial, I make no doubt that they General Assembly that is necessary to point out someway of ascertaining the depreciation of the small pittance granted  to judges, &c., and some way for the payment of it. The present collection, I believe, is chiefly in Certificates and that is a currency which will not pass for expences.

 

I have the Honor to be,

Dear Sir,

Your Most Obedient,

Humble Servant,

JNO. Williams

 

 

David Fanning

http://www.famousamericans.net/davidfanning/

 

FANNING, David, freebooter, born in Johnston County, N. C., about 1754; died in Digby, N. S., in 1825. He seems to have been a carpenter, but claimed that he was a "planter in the back part of the southern provinces." He trafficked with the Indians, and was connected with the notorious Colonel McGirth on the Pedee. When Wilmington was occupied by the British in 1781, Fanning, having been robbed by a party of men who called themselves Whigs, attached himself to the Tories, collected a small band of desperadoes, and scoured the country, committing frightful atrocities, but doing such good service to the British that Major Craig gave him a commission as lieutenant colonel in the militia. By the rapidity and secrecy of his movements he succeeded in capturing many prominent Whigs, and hanged those who had incurred his personal resentment. At one time he dashed into the village of Pittsborough, where a court was in session, and carried off the judges, lawyers, officers, and some of the citizens. Three weeks later he captured Colonel Alston and thirty men in his own house; and soon afterward, at Hillsborough, took Governor Burke with his whole suite and a number of the principal inhabitants. He was excepted in every treaty and enactment made in favor of the royalists, and was one of the three persons excluded by name from the benefit of the general "act of pardon and oblivion" of offences committed during the Revolution. When the Whigs gained the ascendancy in North Carolina he went to Florida, and afterward to St. John's, N. B., where he became a member of the assembly, but about 1800 was sentenced to be hanged. He escaped, and was pardoned. Fanning wrote, in 1790, a "Narrative of Adventures in North Carolina," which, with an introduction and notes by John H. Wheeler, was printed privately (Richmond, Virginia, 1861).

 

David Fanning’s Narrative

http://andrewbalfour.com/Colonel%20Andrew%20Balfour/David%20Fanning's%20Narrative.htm

 

King’s Mountain Battle searcher “fanning” in the book

 

North Carolina Rev War timeline – search Fanning, Tory leader in Chatham and Randolph County

 

 

Pension Application of George Waggoner

From http://poegen.net/Misc/PoeRevolutionaryWar.htm

 

George WAGGONER S4384 West Tenn. #19039, $26.66/year issued 26 July 1833.
5 Sept 1832 Franklin County, George WAGGONER aged 72 states he was born in 1760 Bucks County, Pennsylvania, according to the record of his parents. He possesses no personal records of his birth. He was at the battle of Briar Creek but was employed as a wagoner. He volunteered in Orange County, N.C., and served five months under Capt. John YOUNG and Col. SANDERS. He received a written discharge but lost it when removing to Kentucky at an earl period. His brother- in- law was Lt. Maj. in a 9 months regiment Some time in the winter of 1780/1781 he volunteered again in the same county, in a company of mounted infantry under Capt. GRISHAM, Maj. William MCCULLER and Capt. TAYLOR. Shortly afterwards he volunteered in a company of rangers commanded by Abraham ALLEN. and Lt. Joseph YOUNG. The day before Hillsborough was taken the company had a severe battle with the enemy on nearby KIRK'S plantation. LT. YOUNG was mortally wounded and soon died. This applicant was shot through the right arm a short distance above the wrist, which has troubled him much ever since. He was unable to serve for one month and then served scouring the country for Tories, " with whom that devoted section of the country was much infested." He can prove his service by Thomas KING and his brother Solomon WAGGONER. He continued to reside in Orange County until a few years after the war when he removed to Greene County, East Tennessee, where he lived for 12 or 15 years. From there he moved to Barren County, Ky., where he lived for seven or eight years. He then removed to this county 24 or 25 years ago.
Thomas KING aged 64 or 65 states he was born and raised in Orange County, N.C. and was raised form his earliest recollection with the applicant and his family, their fathers lived with in two miles of one another. He has a clear recollection of the battle of KIRKS plantation, and was well aquatinted with the officers and many of the men on both sides. The company muster ground was on his father's land. Deponent removed to this county 22 years ago.
Clergyman Robert DOUGAN and Capt. James LEWIS vouch for WAGGONER'S age and reputation.
Larkin REAGAN states he served with WAGGONER in Capt. YOUNG'S company during the war.
26 May 1833 Franklin County, George WAGGONER, aged 72, clarifies the length of his various terms. after refreshing his memory in conversation with Thomas KING. he recalls that he served in Abraham ALLEN'S company of rangers for six months. At the time of the Commencement of his third term there were three Tories hanged at Hillboro: RICKETTS,
POE AND DARK.

 

 

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NC-14

 

29 July 1782. Between John Morgan and Roger Turner .. 100 lbs.. 293 ac.. Middle fork Roaring River .. Halls Creek. Wits: John Poe, John Walker & G. Wheatley. Signed: John Morgan. Page 552

 

NC-10

 

2 August 1782

Pg. 12A. Abell Roland be bound unto William Howard until he comes to the age of twenty One years, he being now Nine years of age.

 

2 August 1782

The Following Grand Jury Sworn to wit, Joshua Rosser, Forman, Nicholas Cushenberry, Edmond Waddle, Joseph Glosson, Gedeon Goodwin, Presley George, Grey Barby, Joseph Crump, David Chapman, John Tomberlinson, William Poe, William Griffin, James Stewart, Thomas West and Frances Drake.

 

2 August 1782

Pg.  13A. William Hackney appointed Overseer of the Road in the Room of Joseph Hackney Sen’r leading from the Courthouse to Matthew Jones.

 

2 August 1782

Administration on the Estate of William Kinchen dec’d  granted to Sarah Kinchen she giving bond with Richard Kennan (Kennon elsewhere) her Security in Deed of Gift from Thomas Hindsly Sen’r to Thomas Hindsly Jun’r prov’d by Robert Russell.

 

Page 418

3 October 1782 – James George to William Howard – 50 pds. Specie – 50 a. it being part of a tract of land granted to Charles Clanton then Orange Co, North Carolina – on the south side of Haw River – joins Rays corner

Wit. A. Ramsey                                 James George

Ja. Williams

 

Page 419

3 October 1782 William Petty to William Howard – 50 pds specie – 200 a. on the south side of Haw River – joins corner of the Old Meadow Branch.

Wit: James Williams                       William (W) Petty

A. Ramsey

 

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NC-14

 

18 October 1782. Between Charles Dodson and Henry Hand of Surry County, NC .. 30 lbs .. 100 ac. boundries which appear in Grant.. (no description) ... Wits: Benjamin Parks and Benjamin Allen. Signed: Charles Dodson. Page 553

 

 

NC-11

 

p. 140

23 October 1782 – State of North Carolina to Zachariah Harman – 50 sh. For every 100 a. – 200 a. – joins John Morphoses line, across Bloods Creek and Blares field.

J. Glasgow Sec.                                Alex. Martin                                        There is a Blood Run

 

 

23 October 1782

State of North Carolina to William Hayle – 50 sh. for every 100 a. – 400 a. on the North side of Bear Creek – joins John Poe.

J. Glasgow Sec.                                Alex. Martin

 

23 October 1782

State of North Carolina to William Dunkin – 50 sh. for every 100 a. – 100 a. – joins John Poe and his own line.

J. Glasgow Sec.                                Alex. Martin

 

Page 523

23 October 1782

State of North Carolina to Nicholas Nall – 50 Sh. for every 100 a – 100 a – joins John Nall Esqr. and Colesby Smith.

 

Page 527

23 October 1782

State of North Carolina to John Nall – 50 sh. for every 100 a – 600 a on Bear Creek at the Rackoon Ford where the near Road Crosses – Joins John Nall’s old line and John Poe’s land.

 

Page 527

23 October 1782

State of North Carolina to Joshua Edwards – 50 sh for every 100 a. – 450 a. on Little Bruch Creek – joins John McCaslin, Dixson Corner Brays Corner and Martins corner.

 

p. 529

23 October 1782

State of North Carolina to Arthur Whitehead – 50 sh. for every 100 a – 300 on Little Cane Creek – joins Benjamin Watts, Joseph Coles survey.

 

p. 149 (bottom)

23 October 1782

Sate of North Carolina to John Rutherford - 50 sh. for eveyr 100 a. - 320 a. at a post Oak that is supposed to be Hermon Husbands line - joines John Kendricks line and Martin Kendricks corner

 

(not sure which book these come from)

p. 319

27 October 1782 - Richard Kennon and Celia his wife to William Howard - 150 pounds hard money - 100 a. on both sides of Haw River beginning at Haw River at the mouth of the Ferry Banks - joins an old line formerly being Richard Berry's.

Wit: Prettyman Berry (Pretyman)

Aaron Harlan

Richard Kennon

Celia Kennon

 

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P. 420

16 November 1782

William Petty to William Howard – 50 pds Specia – 200 a. on the South side of Haw River – joins the corner of the Old Meadow Branch

Wit. James Williams                          William  Petty (w)

A. Ramsey

 

 

February 1783  "William Petty Sen'r appointed Guardian to Devinia Dillard Orphan of William Dillard Dec'd he giving James Petty Security."   (Note:  In a later

court record, her name is given as Livinia.  In it she states it's land left to her by her father, William Dillard and her grandfather William Petty senr.)

 

 

Ref:  "CHATHAM COUNTY COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS (1781-1785)

Contributed by Joan Hawkins

 

13 February 1783

P. 29A - Terry Poe the Orphan of Simon Poe Dec'd be bound unto William Douglass Esq'r to learn the trade of Joiner Until he comes to the Age of twenty one he now being Sixteen years old

 

13 February 1783

The Sheriff Summon the following persons to Attend at Hillsborrough next Superior Court to Serve as Jorors to Wit: Matthew Jones, William Riddle, Joseph Stewart, James Howard (marked out), Archibald Cain, William Poe Jun'r, Samuell Temple and Elisha Cain, Esq'r.

 

Chatham County Deeds on Rootsweb

DIXSON AND GRIGGS - Deed Bk. B., 1775-1778

pg. 510, Mar. 8, 1783
 WILLIAM GREAVE, Executor of the Estate of GEORGE DIXSON, SR. dec'd, to JOSHUA DIXSON, son of the aforesaid GEORGE DIXSON SR., dec.  Whereas the said GEORGE DIXSON by virtue of an indenture of Bargain and ale duly executed under the hands and seals of HARMAN GRIGGS and MARY, his wife for an in consideration therein mentioned, became lawfully seized of and in a certain tract and plantation of 311 acres, the said indenture dated 14 Sept. 1767 and recorded in the Rolls office in the county of ORANGE, Bk. A. NO. 1, pg. 690.....goes on to name another tract of 11 acres also recorded... and whereas the said GEORGE DIXSON was seized of said land deceased first making his last will and testament in writing in and among which these words..  "3rd I give and bequeath to my son Joshua Dixson one hundred and twenty acres of land (being part of the above described tract as also that 11 acres  of land now leased to CALEB DIXSON... I do hereby impower my Executors to convey the said tracts to the said JOSHUA DIXON, his heirs and assigns  forever.  6thly, I do constitute and appoint my son GEORGE DIXON and trusted friend WILLIAM GREAVE to execute this my last will and testament which said will as proved at court. And whereas the said GEORGE DIXON, declined to act said court impowered the above said WILLIAM GREAVES solely to act pursuant  thereto  and the tract of land was granted to HARMAN GREGG by virtue of an indenture of Bargain and Sale, duly executed under the hands and seals of JOHN MEA  SR. and MARY, his wife, etc...land was granted by the Earl of Granville to the said JOHN MEA by indenture bearing date 13 Feb. 1756..the sd WILLIAM GREAVES pursuant to the sd will, and in consideration of the sum of 5 shillings doth grant unto the said JOSHUA DIXSON, part of the above mentioned  lot  ... adjoining thereto... joins JESSE DIXSON on the west side of Lick Creek, 120 acres, the lot of land by the mouth of a branch on the N. side of Lick Creek, in the amount of 11 acres.
 WILLIAM GREAVE

 Wit:
 BALAAM THOMPSON
 JEREMIAH (T) MELTON
 JESSE DIXSON

 

NC-11

 

1780-1785

 

12 May 1783

pg. 31B.

Account of Sale of Elisha Hunter’s Estate Returned by the Admr.

 

12 May 1783

Grand Jury Sworn as Follows to Wit, Isaac Brooks, Foreman, William Graves, William Petty, James Petty, Thomas Brooks, Spencer Steward, John Petty, James Massey*, Henry Bray, Thomas Adams, Gedion Goodwin, James George, Ishum Gunter and Nichlas Queshenberry

 

* married to Jane Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR

 

13 May 1783 – Benjamin Watts of Randolph County, N.C. to Jacob Cashat, Farmer – 50 pds Specie (no a. given) (photocopy cut off)

 

13 May 1783

Pg. 32A

Lycence granted to Sarah Scurlock to retail Liquors She giving Roger Griffith Esq’r and Joseph Rosser (Rossor) Securitys.

 

13 May 1783

Pg. 32B

Deed from William Graves to Jesse Dixon proved by Balaam Thompson Esq’r.

 

Deed from Joshua Dixon to Jesse Dixon proved by Balaam Thomspon, Esq’r.

 

13 May 1783

Pg. 33A

Edmond Browder have leave to build a Grist Mill across New Hope that Elisha Cain, Frances Sypert Sen’r, Matthew Davis and Joseph Crump appointed to Value One Acre of Land on each side the said Creek adjacent whereon the said Mill is intended to be built and a Summons issue to Robert Russell to shew cause if any why the said Mill shall not be built.

 

Bill of sale from Moses Terrell to Hugh Peoples proved by William Clark

 

13 May 1783

Pg. 33B

 

John Smith Appointed Overseer of the road from Mrs. Nalls to Tick Creek.

 

In the suit Henry Cook against John Lindley the following Jury Sworn to wiit, William Ragland, Richard Barber, Josiah Rogers, John Trip, Thomas Sypert, Thomas Bell, Benjamin Hindsley, Nicholas Nall, Robert Marsh, Joseph Fooshee (Foshee), Josiah Rosser, and Joseph Crump Verdict for the plaintiff 80 pounds.

 

The William Of Daniel Booker Dec’d exhibited and proved by Pations Sellers and John Booker, John Nevon and Luke Bynum appointed Executors and also returned an Intentory of the said Estate.

 

Hannah Sutton be bound unto Benjamin Watts and his Wife until she arrives to Lawful Age to learn the business of Housewifery she now being fifteen years of age.

 

13 May 1783

Pg. 34A

In the Suit of he State of North Carolina against John Copeland the following Jury Sworn To wit, William Ragland, Richard Barber, John Hately, John Trip, Thomas Sypert, Thomas Bell, Benjamin Hindsley, Nicholas Nall, Robert Marsh, Joshua Rosser, Joseph Fooshee (Foushee), and John Johnson.

 

NC-11

 

P.518 (second page with this number)

8 May 1783

Joshua Dixon - to Jesse Dixon - 130 pds - it being part of a larger tract of land conveyedby William Greave Executor of the last will and Testament of George Dixon late of the Co. in persuance of said Will by deed bearing date with these presents - joins Jesse Disxons line on the West side of Lick Creek - also one ot or piece of land adjoining.

Wit: Balaam Thompson                Joshua Dixon                                                                                                      

William Greave                                  Hannah Dixon (x)

Jeremiah Melton (T)

 

 

p. 173

13 May 1783

Benjamin Watts of Randolfe Co. N.C. to Jacob Cashat, Farmer - 50 pds Specie (no a. given) - on Pyles Creek - joins Samuel Stuart - it being a tract of land granted the said Benjamin Watts by the present authority bearing date 31 March 1780

 

p. 514

14 May 1783

Benjamin Watts, Planter to Simon Terrell, Planter - 250 pds. - 225 a. - joins on Original corner of Timothy Terrills land, Joseph Hadly, Terrells own land and Edward Teague - the same piece of land which was by patent bearing date 31 March 1780 was granted and conveyed to the said Benjamin Watts.

Wit: James Herndon           Benjamin Watts

Aaron Terrell                          Frances Watts (x)

 

From - http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncchatha/deeds2.htm

MARLEY - HARTSO/HARTSOCK - Deed Bk. C - 1783-1786

pg. 3, May 14, 1783
JOHN MARLEY and SUSANNAH his wife, farmer, to PHILLIP HARTSOCK, for 10 pds, hard money, 70 acres being part of a tract of land conveyed from BENJAMIN MARLY to the said JOHN MARLEY. The 70 acres being part of 300 acres on the E. side of Rockey River.
JOHN (X) MARLY
SUSANNAH (X) MARLY
Wit:
MICHAL MCGAUGHY
JOHN HORNADAS  (Hornaday)
Benjamin Watts

HATLEY & WIFE - Deed Bk. C - 1783-1786

 

14 May 1783

Pg 35B – The Following persons to Attend as Jurors to the next Court to Wit: Presley George, Thomas Grigory, Burwell Williams, Solomon Chapman, John Hatley, Sen’r, Nicholas Nall, William Duncan, Samuel Temples, William Barber Sen’r, Joseph Stephens, John Wilkins, Willkiam Phillips, Daniel Brown, William Burns, William Marsh, William Hackney, Joseph Hackney, William Poe, David Maddox, Abraham Warmock, Henry Welch, Joseph Johnson, John Petty (marked out), Briton Drake, Benjamin Brantley, DeBerry Chapman, Joseph Crump & Edmond Browder.

 

 

NC-11

 

p. 514

14 May 1783

Benjamin Watts, Planter to Simon Terrell, Planter – 250 pds. – 225 a. joins on Original corner of Timothy Terrills land, Joseph Hadly, Terrells own land and Edward Teague – the same piece of land which was by patent bearing date 31 March 1780 was granted and conveyed to the said Benjamin Watts.

Wit: James Herndon                       Benjamin Watts

Aaron Terrell                                      Frances Watts (x)

 

NC-10

 

1780-1785

 

14 May 1783

pg. 34A

Elisha Cain, William Ragland and James Sellers Sen’r appointed to Appraise the Estate of Charles Thomason dec’d.

 

In the Suit William (marked out) Briton Drake vs . Duncan Bray the following Jury Sworn to wit, William Ragland, Richard Barber, John Trip, Thomas Bell, Nicholas Nall, Joseph Fooshee (Foushee), Matthew Davis, John Kirk, Nimrod Burk, John Griffin & George Kirk Ordered for the Plaintiff 51 pounds, 4 shills.

 

Pg. 34B

Court Proceeded to Elect Sheriff. Richard Kennon, William Douglass, Zacharia Harmon, John Thompson, Elisha Cain, William Merrett, George Hendrey, Henry Crutchfield, John Ramsey, and John Montgomery all voted for Roger Griffith Esq’r.

 

Deed from Adam Ramsower to William Teague proved by Benjamin Watts.

Next record

William Poe Orphan of Simon Poe Dec’d be bound unto William Burns Untill he comes to Lawfull Age he now being Fourteen years of Age to Learn the trade of Blacksmith (Black Smith).

Next record

James Burns Appointed Constable in the District No. 5

Next record

A Tender of Money from William Merrett Eq’r. to Samuell Park(s) prov’d by Presley George

 

Pg. 35A – The following person appointed Assessors in the Different Districts To Wit:

No. 1 & 2 – Elisha Cain, William Merrett & Thomas Grigory, Esq’rs.

No. 3 & 4 – Zachariah Harmon, Alexander Clark & Matthew Ramsey

No. 5 & 6 – John Montgomery, Isaac Brooks & Joseph Rosser

No. 7 & 8 – Henry Crutchfield, William Douglass & George Hendry, Esq’r.

 

Deed from Archabold Cain to William Cain proved by William Brown

 

Deed from Benjamin Watts to Aron (marked out) Simon Terrell Ack’d and Feme Relinquished before Zachariah Harmon Esq’r.

 

A Road to be laid out the best way beginning at Dixon Fuller’s Mill on Cain Creek and from thence to William Douglass Esq’r on Haw River and from thence to Frances Sypert on New Hope (Creek) and the following Jurors to lay out the same to Wit: Thomas Blaxton, John Pyle, Sen’r, John Pyle Jun’r, Vachel Clark Sen’r, Thomas Doan (Done), Jacob Fashatt, William Waits (Watts?), John Bolden, William Griffin, John Ferrenton, Oliver Brewer, Richard Cates, Richard Parker Sen’r, Joshua Rosser, John Oldham, Edward Edwards.

 

15 May 1783

Pg. 35B

Thursday Morning Mett. Present: William Merrett, Zacharia Harmon, George Hendry, Joseph Brantley, Esq’rs.

 

The following persons to Attend as Jurors to the next Court To Wit: Presley George, Thomas Grigory, Grey Barbee, Jacob Flowers, Matthew Davis, Luke Bynum, William Griffin, Burwell Williams, Solomon Chapman, John Hatley Sen’r, Joseph Stephens, John Wilkins, Willis Phillips, Daniel Brown, William Burns, William Marsh, William Hackney, Joseph Hackney, William Poe, David Mattox, Abraham Warmock, Hendry Welch, Joseph Johnson, John Petty (marked out), Briton Drake, Benjamin Brantley, Deberry Chapman, Joseph Crump & Edmond Browder.

 

John Ramsey Esq’r allow’d 5 pounds for his trouble of drawing off the Lists of Collections for two years.

 

15 May 1783

Pg. 36 A

In the Suit Joseph J. Alston Devisee of Joseph J. Alston Dec’d plantiff and Matthew Jones Defend’t the following Jury Sworn To Wit: Richard Barber, Thomas Sypert, Thomas Bell, Arhichibold Cain, Nicholas Nall, William Griffin, Joseph Steward, Andrew Culbertsohn, Hugh Daniel, John Kirk, Henry May and Richard Straughan (Straughon) Verdict in favour of the Defendant Matthew Jones for 400 Acres of land Agreeable to his Entry No. 139.

 

Next record

In the Suit John Ragland vs. Patrick Travers and Henry Lightfoot Esq’r the following Jury Sworn to wit, William Poe, Josiah Rogers (marked out), Henry May, Richard Barber, Thomas Sypert, Thomas Bell, Archobald Cain, Nicholas Nall, Andrew Culbertson, William Griffin, Hugh Daniel (Danill), John Kirk and Richard Straughan, Verdict in favour of Plaintiff 82 pounds 10 shillings.

 

Next record

 

Roger Griffith Esq’r produced a Commission from the Governor, wherein he is appointed to Serve this County as Sheriff and enter’d into Bond with William Clark, Alexander Clark (marked out), William Griffin and William Petty his Securitys, Also Joseph Rosser and Robert Edwards Qualified as his Deputys.

 

In the suit Isaac Brooks Vs. Phillip Herron the Following Jury Sworn to wit, John Kirk, Thomas Bell; Hugh Daniell, William Griffin, Josiah Rogers, Henry May, Thomas Sypert, Richard Straugha, Nicholas Nall, Nicholas Qushenberry,  Andrew Culbertson, Ambrose George, Virdict in favor of the Plaintiff Generably

 

16 May 1783

Pg. 36 B

Josiah Rogers, Benjamin Watts, and Isaac Brooks Allow’d 50 Shills for their Service as Ass’ors in the year 1780 in Destrict No. 7 & 8

 

 

In the Suit Philip Alston vs. Joseph Robson The Following Jury Sworn To Wit, Josiah Rogers, Nimrod Burk, Nicholas Nall, Mathew Ramsey, Joseph Stewart, Andrew Culbertson, Thomas Robertson, Upshaw Robertson, Henry Bray, Hugh Daniel, James Steward, James Crow, Verdict in Favour of the plaintiff 73 pounds with interest from 12 March 1782.

 

Pg. 37A

In the Suit State against James Muse the following Jury Sworn to Wit, Josiah Rogers, Nimrod Burk, Nicholas Nall, Matthew Ramsey, Joseph Stewart, Andrew Culbertson, Thomas Robson, Upshaw Robertson, Henry Bray, Hugh Daniel, James Stewart & James Crow Virdict the Deft. Guilty of Confiscation.

 

Pg. 37B

Zachariah Harmon, Alexander, and William Douglass and Matthew Ramsey, appointed to imploy workmen to Repair the Goal and build a pulick Stocks.

 

17 May 1783

Page. 38A

 

Deed from Joseph Doan (Done) Jun’r to Joseph Done Sen’r Ackd.

Deed from Joseph Done to Jacob Done Ack’d.

 

David Mattox Appointed Overseer of the Road in the room of William Abbott and the following hands work on the Same To Wit, Abraham Warmock, John Ramsey’s hands, Zachariah Harmon’s hands.

 

Pag. 38B

Grand Jury Sworn as follows to Wit, Grey Barbee, foreman, Luke Bynum, Solomon Chapman, William Barber Sen’r, Joseph Stephens, Daniel Brown, William Marsh, David Maddox, Abraham Wormack, Joseph Johnson, Deberry Chapman, Joseph Crump, and William _____y (water spot)

 

Pg. 39A

The following Persons fined for non attendance as Jurors to this Term to Wit, Presley George, Matthew Davis, Samuell Temple, Willis Phillips, Thomas Grigory, Henry Welch, William Griffin, Nicholas Nall, William Poe, Jacob Flowers, John Wilkins, and Briton Drake.

 

18 May 1783

Pg. 39B

Deed from Sherod Hatley and wife to Joshua Rosser Proved by Roger Griffith.

 

The tax on One hundred pounds on Joseph Morgan be remitted for the year 1782.

 

Agreeable to an Order of last Court for Edmond Browder to build a Mill on New Hope Elisha Cain, Frances Cypert, Matthew Davis and James Crump have made a report and condems one acre of land on the east side of the same Stream to 16 Shills.

 

Page. 40A

An order for the Appraisment of the Estate of Charles Thompson Dec’d be renewed.

 

Deed from John Morgan to James Bell prov’d by John Oldham.

 

Pg 40B

George Dixon Appointed Overseer of the Road in the room of Walles Welch.

 

Deposition of Balaam Thompson Esq’r in the Suit Nathan Bryant against Nicholas Nall to be taken.

 

19 May 1783

In the Suit the State of North Carolina against Joseph McGee the following Jury Sworn to Wit, John Wilkens, William Poe, George Kirk, John Kirk, Robert Wallace, Samuell Brooks, William Richardson, William Brantly, George Herndon, William Lasater Sen’r, James Ray and Josiah Rogers and Verdict in favour of State Guilty – Reasons of Arrest to be Pleaded this Term.

 

Next record

Deed from John Phillip Hartso, Hannah Hartso, Phillip Sylor, Mary Sylor, John White, Je___ (water spot) White to Benjamin Watts, was affirmed by Joseph Se_____ (water spot).

 

Next

Deed from John Marley and wife to Phillip Hartso proved by Benjamin Watts.

 

Pg 41B

Agreeable to an Order of last Court John Thompson Esq’r, Isaac Brooks and William Daniel hath Devided the Estate of Nathaniel Powell dec’d.

 

Deposition of James Collins in the Suit John Nalls Executors Against John Hunnicutt be taken.

 

20 May 1783

Roger Griffith Esq’r Allow’d the following Insolvents in Destrict No. 4 for the year 1782 to Wit: Abraham Green, Alexander McIver, Nicholas Nall, John Pilkeston, Joel Mosley, Thomas Russell, William Russell.

 

Pg. 42B

John Ramsey Esq’r Allow’d the following Insolvents in for the year 1782 as follows: No. 1 & 2 ….  William Lewis …. No. 3 & 5 … Isaac Howard … Daniel Oneal (Oneel),

 

 

Pg 43A

Agreeable to an Order of last Court requesting Matthew Ramsey, Alexander Clark, & Zachariah Harmon Esq’rs to let out the repairing of the Court House and Goal and building of Stocks do say that Joseph Stewart had Undertaken the same.

 

Pg. 44 B

In the Suit wherein Joseph Jo’n Alston Devisee of Joseph John Alston Dec’d against Matthew Jones the following Jury Sworn to Wit, Thomas Grigory, John Wilkins, Joseph Griffin, Achabold B ____ (water spot) Stewart, William Griffin, Walter Welch, Jacob Flowers, Travers Harper, John Jones SF, William Poe, and John Kirk Verdict in favour of Matthew Jones Agreeable to his Entry No. 138.

 

Pg. 45B

In the Suit Samuel Stewart’s vs James Williams Esq’r the following Jury Sworn to wit, Benjamin Watts, Vincet Self, James Willet, Henry Bray, Zachariah Martin, Joseph Morgan, Jacob Flowers, Thomas Grigory, William Poe, John Wilkins, William Griffin, Simon Fooshee (Foushee) Verdict in favour of Deft.

 

 

( suddenly, in the same court, this William Poe is designated as Junior)

 

 

21 May 1783

In the Suit Archibald Cain against John Ragan the following Jury Sworn (to wit) Benjamin Watts, Vinson Self, Henry Bray, Zachariah Martin, Jacob Flowers, William Poe Jun., John Wilkins, William Griffin, Simon Fooshee, Samuel Stewart, Henry Cook and Walter Welch and Verdict in favour of the Plt.

 

p. 170

4 July 1783

Sarah Herndon to George Herndon - I the said Sarah Herndon in consideration of the love good will and affection which I have for my grandson George Herndon --- common Labourer --- one Negro boy named Cambrige three years old.

Wit: Cornelius Herndon                                Sarah Herndon (s)

Elisha Herndon

 

 pg. 1, July 25, 1783
SHERWOOD HATLEY* and LUCY his wife, to JOSHUA ROSSER, for 60 pds.,
specie...leases to the said JOSHUA ROSSER for and during the natural life of
the said LUCY HATLEY, 150 acres on Haw River joins WILLIAM RICHARDSON, JESSE
BROWN and JAMES BULLARD

SHAROD HATLEY (X)
LUCY HATLEY (X)
Wit:
ROGER GRIFFITH
ZACHA. HARMAN
JOHN (X) HATLEY

* Elizabeth Poe, daughter of Stephen Poe, JR (son of Captain Stephen Poe) married a Hatley according to will of Stephen Poe, JR 1823

DOANE - Deed Bk. C - 1783-1786

Pg. 4, Aug. 4, 1783
JOSEPH DOANE, a farmer and JEMIMAH his wife, to JOSEPH DOANE SR., Carpenter, for 5 pds., 42 acres on the N. side of Rockey River, it being part of a tract of land granted to the said JOSEPH DOANE on 31 March, 1780.
JOSEPH DOANE
JEMIMA DOANE
Wit:
JOHN DOANE
JACOB DOANE
THOMAS DOANE

p. 3355

9 August 1783

Isham Gunter and Hester his Wife to William Sanders - 200 pds. Specie - 2 tracts of land - on both sides of Robinsons Creek - joins Herndons line and Stewarts line - 400 a. - Also on the South side of Robinsons Creek - joins George Herndon - 100 a.

WitL Zachariah Harman                                   Isham Gunter (x)

John Sanders (x)                                               Ester Gunter

 

pg. 2, Aug. 11, 1783
JOHN PHILIP HARTSO and HANNAH HARTSO, and PHILIP SOYLER and MARY SILER, his wife and JOHN WHITE and JANEY WHITE, his wife, of the County of Chatham sell to BENJAMIN WATTS of the County of RANDOLPH, NC, for 360 pds, 420
acres on Rockey River.
(looks like German) HANER JOHANER? (J) HARTSON?
PHILLIP SILER
JOHN (X) WHITE
MARY (X) SILER
JANE (X) WHITE
Wit:
JOSEPH (X) SUTTEN (Sutton?)
THOMAS (T) ASSERY
SOLOMON EVENS

NC-11

 

 

12 August 1783 – Jacob Cashat, Planter to Thomas Holaday, Farmer – 120 pds. – (no a. given) – on Pyles Creek – joins Samuel Stewart – it being a tract of land granted to the said Jacob Cashat by a deed of conveyance to him from Benjamin Watts and granted by this present Authority to the said Benjamin Watts bearing date 31 March 1780

Wit:

Joshua Hadly                                     Jacob (A) Cashat

Samuel Holaday

 

27 August 1783

p. 313 (bottom)

John Booker to John Oldham - 100 pds. - 150 a. on both sides of Cub Creek the Waters of Newhope - joins Jacob Flowers.

Wit: James Bell                    John Booker (x)

William Black

 

9 October 1783

State of North Carolina to James Williams – 50 sh. for every 100 a. – 170 a. on the South side of Haw River at the mouth of Brooks Creek – joins William Poe and Charles Morgan.

J. Glasgow Sec.                                            Alex. Martin

 

9 October 1783

State of North Carolina to Gilbert Patterson – 50 sh. for every 100 a. 41 a. on Deep River – joins his own line

J. Glasgow Sec.                                            Alex. Martin

 

15 October 1783

p. 114 (bottom)

James Bell of Chatham County, N. C. to Jesse Rigbe of Orange County, N. C. – 15 pds – 173 a. on both sides of Cub Creek – its being part of a tract of land which sd. James Bell bought of John Morgan of 274 a. Surveyed for sd. John Morgan.

Wit. William Pendergrass    James Bell

William Partin

 

p. 169

21 October 1783

Samuel Parke (Parkes?) of the County of Randolph to William Merritt of Chatham Co., N.C. - 600 pds. -- 1,293 a. on New Hope Creek - in the Cos. of Chatham and Orange, N.C. which said County line runs through - joins Jos. Barbie (Barbee)- which said lands the said Park bought of John Wade, Robert Paterson, David George and Solomon Barns.

Wit: William Allin (Allen)                   Saml. Parke

Hnery Kelley (x)

Presley George

 

 

10 November 1783

Pg. 47A

Zachariah Harman (Harmon), James Sellers, Balaam Thompson and John Thompson Esq’rs being on Perole came into Court and made full Satisfactions that they were not taken Willingly &c Are rest’d.

 

Pg. 47 B

Deed from Isaac Cox and Elizabeth Cos to James Wyers proves by William Vestal.

Deed from Thomas Hill and Elizabeth Cox to James Wyers proved by William Vestal

Deed from Thomas Hill and Hill to William Vestell proved by Josiah Whitehead

 

Grand Jury Sworn as follows, Josiah Rogers, Foreman, Stephen Pace, Jeremiah Wilton, Gedeon Goodwen, Matthew Davis, Joseph Griffin, Nicholas Cueshenberry, John Cushenberry, Presley George, William Graves, Nicholas Nall, Frances Dorsett, Henry Welch, William Riddle, Henry May, and Thomas Beale.

 

p. 293

10 November 1783

John Kindrick to James White - 50 pds Specie - (no a. given) - on Buffalow Creek - joins James Kindrick, Gilbert Patterson - it being a tract of land surveyed 20 September 1779 by Virtue of a Warrant No. 281.

Wit. Edward Douglass                                 John Kindrick

Rd. Kennon

 

 

11 November 1783

 

Pg 49B

Deed from Stephen Paue (Poe?) to John Brantly Ack’d

 

Deed from Benjamin Watts to Jacob Cashatt prov’d by Samuel Stewart.

 

Page 50A

 

Deed from Ishum Gunter and Wife to William Saunders proved by Zachariah Harmon Esq’r.

 

12 November 1783

 

Pg. 51A - The following persons be fined for non Attendence as Jurors to the Court to Wit Starling Carrell and Herbert Hains.

 

In the Suit the State of North Carolina Pltf. vs. John Montgom­ery Esq'r Deft. the Following Jury Sworn to Wit Giles Kelly, John Pitts, Adam Ateman, Robert Wallace, William R't Brantly, James Massey, James Petty, Spencer Stewart, Hugh Peoples, William Saund­ers, William Vestill, and Francis Cypertts and Verdict in favour of Deft.

 

A Deed from John Stewart to James Williams proved by the Oath of James Massey.

 

 A Deed from Benjamin Watts and Wife to James Poe Jr. proved by the Oath of John Berry, Jr.

 

A Deed from the Same to the Same proved by the Oath of the Same.

 

A Deed from Gilbert Patterson to James Williams Esq'r proved by the Oath of Roger Griffith Esq'r.

 

  Deed from Benjamin Watts to John. Berry ack'd.

 

Pg. 51B - Deed from James Poe to John Berry ack'd.

 

Deed of Gift from Sarah Herndon to George Herndon proved bv the Oath of Carnelius Herndon

 

In the Suit ____ th__ ( water spot) Pltf. and William Petty Sen'r Deft. the following Jury Sworn to Wit, William Goldston, Giles Kelly, Adam Ateman, Robert Wallace, James Stewart, William Brantly, James Massey*, William Saunders, William Vestill, Spencer Stewart, Francis Cyperts & Hugh Peoples, and Verdict in favour of Deft. no Guilty.

 

* married to Jane Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR

 

Pg. 52A

William Poe be fined ten pounds for Swearing in Open Court and other Contempt offer’d the Sd. Court.

 

NC-11

 

 

12 November 1783

John Poe of Wilkes Co., N.C. to Thomas Newman of Chatham Co., N.C. – 12 pds – 100 a. on the North side of Bear Creek the place where the said Thomas Newman now lives

Wit:

John Wyatt*                                        John Poe

John Rennals*

 

* Several men in later generations are named Wyatt and this “Rennals” is probably Reynolds, who are closely married into the Poe line and may be associated as for back as Essex County, VA

 

 

 

13 November 1783

 

Pg. 52A

 

The fine on  Presley George for non Attendence as a Juror to the last Court be remitted. (Pressley)

 

Deed from Samuel Parks (Samull) to William Merrett Esqr. Proved by the Oath of Presley George. (Pressley).

 

The fine on William Poe for ten Pounds for Swearing and Contempt be remitted and that he only pay twenty Shillings.

 

Pg. 52B

 

Upon motion, it was ordered that Matthew Ramsey render upon all the papers relative to the estate of Thomas Scurlock dec’d, which has been in his possession as admr. And that he is hereby released from the said administration

 

Charles Patterson Appointed Overseer of the road from Moses Terrells on Deep River to Cumberland line.

 

William Going Orphan of William Going be bound to George Dismukes Untill he come of Lawfull age to learn the Art of farming he now being Adjudged Eight Years of Age.                                                  

 

Grey Barbee, Presley George and William Griffin be Appointed Possessioners for the District No. 2

 

John Montgomery, John Thompson and Gilbert Patterson be Appointed as Possessioners for Dist. No. 5

 

George Hendrey, Henry Bray, Jun. And Joseph Stephens be Appointed as Possessioners for Dist. No. 6

 

A Dedimus Potestaturm Issue to take the Deposition [Depossion] of William Cain in the Suit John Milton Glascock etc against Elisha Cain

 

14 November 1783

James Bell to Robert Moslee – 200 pds. – 500 a. on the South side of Haw River – joins Hendricks corner, Poes line, across Williamsons Creek.

Wit: Gray Barbe                                            James Bell

Hugh (X) Edwards

John Bynum

 

 

14 November 1783

p. 54A

The following persons to Attend the next Court as Jurors to Wit, William Daniel, William Cops, Senr, Samuell Temple, Isaac Brooks, Jonas George, Ambrose George, Benjamin Watts, John Burns, Venet Self, Benjamin Chapman, Joseph Crump, James Petty, William Hill, George Kirk, William Clark, Benjamin Harris, Jacob Flowers, Grey Barbee, Robert Cobb, Luke Bynum, James Stewart Senr., Spencer Stewart, David Sellars, William Griffin, Joseph May, James Ser’t Jones, David Parish, Joseph Hinton, John Avent and William Petty, Sen.

 

Administration Granted to James Scurlock on the Estate of Thomas Scurlock Dec’d in the room of Matthew Ramsey he have in Open Court relinquished his Administration giving Nicholas Nall and Roger Griffith Securitys.

 

William Hill and Joseph Brantley agreed to refer their Matter in dispute to William Douglass and Zacharia Harmon, Roger Griffith, and _____ _rake (water spot) and their return to be the Opinion of this Court.

 

 

p. 172

19 December 1783

William Hatley and Mary his wife to Edward Tatum - 50 pds. - 300 a. on the North Side of Haw River on the Mill Creek - joins Tatums own line on the old Ridge Path and Robert Poe

Wit. Christopher Kirksey                             William Hatley

William Ramsey                                           Mary Hatley (x)

 

2 February 1784

 

Pg. 56A

 

Deed from Thomas Chapman and Margrett is Wife to Mencher Little proved by David Vestal (Vestill).

 

Deed from Samuell Carter to John Carter proved by David Vestal (Vestill)

 

Deed from Edward Bray and Wife to Daniel Vestal (Danull Vestill) proved by David Vestal (Vestill).

 

Deed from Isaac Carter and wife to Joseph Kemp prov’d by David Vestal (Vestill).

 

Pg. 56B

Grand Jury Sworn as Follows to Wit, William Clark, FM, James George, Joseph Crump, Robert Cobb, David Sellers, Dvais Parrish, John Avent, Ambrose George, George Kirk, ____ (water spot) Harris, Grey Barbee, Luke Bynum, William Griffen, Joseph Hinton, William Petty, Senr.

 

Deed from John Burns to William Burns Ack’d.

 

NC -11

 

p. 141

9 February 1784

Zachariah Harman (Zachry)  and Rebeccah his wife to Adam Moser – 50 pds. – 390 a. on the North side of Rockey River – joins Robt. Williams.

Wit: Balaam Thompson                 Zachr. Harman

Elisha Cain

 

10 February 1784

 

Pg. 58B

Deed from William Brown to Edward Brumbelow* (Brumbelau) was prov’d by John Thomas

 

* This family is associated with Poe lines in Alabama in the 1820s and 30s and later in Arkansas in the 1850s and beyond.

 

Pg. 59A

Deed from Samuel Browning to William Cage proved by James Herndon

 

Deed from Joseph Hadley to Samuel Stewart prov’d by Adam Stewart

 

Deed from John Booker to John Herndon prov’d by George Herndon

 

James Herndon be appointed Constable in District No. 8

 

Pg. 59 B

 

In the Suit Nicholas Nall vs. Giddion Alexander the following Jury Sworn to Wit, William Daniel, Benjamin Watts, William Hill, James Stewart, Joseph May, John Burns, James Petty, Spener Stewart, Robert Mosely, John Thomas, David Chapman and Christopher Kirksey and Verdict in Favour of Pltf.

 

(deeds)

 

p. 141

9 February 1784 - Zachariah Harman and Rebeccah his wife to Adam Moser - 50 pds - 390 a on the North side of Rockey River - joins Robt. Williams.

Wit: Balaam Thompson

Elisha Cain

Zachr. Harman

 

 

(end deeds)

 

11 February 1784

 

Pg. 60B

A Dedimus Potestatum Issue to take the Deposition of ____ (water spot) England in the Suit Nicholas Nall (Noll) against Henry Bray and Josiah Rogers.

 

Pg. 61A

The following Persons be Appointed to attend the next Court To Wit, James Barbee, Thomas Adams, Matthew Davis, Solomon S. Chapman, Frances Drake, Moses Durden, Ishum Rogers, Lewis Womberly, William Poe, William Riddley, Jospeh Stephens, Isaac Brooks, William Goldston, Vachell Clark, Elijah Hunter, Samuel Brooks, Thomas Brooks, Jur, Andrew Heddon, Mark Brooks, Stephen Crow, David Maddox, William Ragland, William Dillord, John Brantley, William Cain, John Pitts, Matthew Ramsey, Adam Ateman, Henry Braswell and Lemuell Harwell.

 

James Howard be appointed Overseer of the Road from the Red Field Ford to the fork of the Road near where George Glasscock now lives.

 

Pg 62A

 

The following Persons be Appointed to lay out a Road the best way from Chatham Court House to Haw River at John Lambeths from thence to Edmond Browders Mill thence to the head of Cobbs Road to Cumberland County line to Wit, William Dillard, Michol Wilson, John Wilson, Matthew Davis, Edmond Browder (marked out), John Zoder (marked out and Lambert inserted), Ishum Caudle, Blumer Wilson, John Caudle, William Wilson, Isaac Hill, James Christian, James Stewart, John Petty, William Sanders, Darious Browder, James Scurlock.

 

 

12 February 1784

 

William Clark and Robert Marsh be Appointed to Superentend the next Election to Chuse one Senator and two Commons to Represent this County in General Assembly.

 

Thomas (Cypert) Syport to be Appointed Overseer of the Road from New Hope Bridge to Wake County line and that the following hands work on the Same To Wit Francis Sypert, Elisha Cain, Joseph Pitts, Joseph McGee, Ishum Rogers , David Brumbeloe

 

Pg. 62B

 

Henry Bray be Appointed Overseer of the Road from Loves Creek to the County Line.

 

Prettyman Berry have leave to receive the Prices for Ferrege at the Red Field Ford on Haw River to wit, For Waggon and Team 0.5.0 pounds; For Cart etc… 0.3.4 pounds; For 1 man and horse 0.0.8 pounds.

 

Pg. 65 B

 

Deed from John Morgan to Presley George prov’d by William Allen a Subscribing Witness.

 

Deed from Presley George to John Morgan Ack’d.

 

13 February 1784

 

Pg. 69 B

 

Roger Griffith Esqr. Produced a Commission from the Governor wherein he is Appointed Sheriff of this County and entered into Bond with John Montgomery, James Williams, and William Petty Senr. Securitys.

 

Pg. 70A

 

Balaam Thomason, Henry Crutchfield and William Douglass Eqrs. Be Appointed to Assess the Taxable Property in District No 7 & 8

 

Elisha Cain, William Merrett and Thomas Griffis Esqrs for No. 1 & 2

 

Joseph Brantly, Zacharia Harmon, Matthew Ramsey Eqrs for No. 3 & 4

 

John Montgomery, John Thompson and Henry Bray for No. 5 & 6

 

Deed Frorm Richard Straughan to Jedethan Harper Ack’d

 

Pg. 70B

 

In the Suit Nicholas Ball against Geddeon Alexander the following Jury sworn To Wit, William Dillard, Matthew Ramsey, William Brantly, Richard Riddle, Frances Dossett, John Ro _____ (water spot)., Phillip Heren, Travers Harper, Aron Terrell, Alexander Ca___ (water spot) and Vencet Self and Verdict for the pltf.

 

Pg. 71B

 

In the Suit John Neven Exutr. Of the Estate of Daniel Booker against William Clements the Following Jury Sworn to Wit, Benjamen Bohannon, William Smith, Nicholas Nall, Phill Herren, William Linn, James McGee, Henry Bray, Archibald Cain, Ishum Gunter, Richard Parker, Joseph Johnson and Spener Stewart and Verdict for the Pltf.

 

4 March 1784

p. 294

Harman Husband to John Bray - 25 pds -- 100 a. on Loves Creek - it being part of a tract and parcel of land granted to him the said Hermon Husband from the Earl Granville on 11 December 1762 - joins George Martin.

Wit: Henry Bray                               Hermon Husband

James Underwood

 

From: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncchatha/deeds2.htm

pg. 318, April 12, 1784
JOHN DOANE, farmer and ELIZABETH, his wife, to THOMAS DOANE, farmer, for 40 pds., 150 acres on the waters of Cain Creek, being part of two tract of
land granted to JOHN DOANE, the first by Earl Granville in 1762 for 135 acres and the other tract by the Gov. of N.C., dated 31 Mar. 1780
                JOHN DOAN
                ELIZABETH (D) DOANE
Wit:
LEWIS (H) HORNIDAY
ROBERT STUART

pg. 439, Aug. 10, 1784
ROGER GRIFFITH, sheriff of Chatham Co., N.C., to RUBEN JONES, a writ issued form the county court of Chatham was commanded that of the goods chattles land and tenements of GIDEON ALEXANDER in your bailiwick you cause to be made the sum of 100 pds specie which lately in the county county of pleas and
quarter session NICHOLAS NALL recovered against him... there being no goods and chattles to his knowledge did proceed to make sale of a tract of land and the sd RUBEN JONES appearing at the day of the sale did bid 25 pds. 1 shilling which being the highest bid, for 300 acres on the Branches of
Ephraims Creek, joining MARK BROOKS.
                ROGER GRIFFITH, Sheriff
Wit:
JO. ROSSER
JOHN BREWER, JR.

 

pg. 315, Sept. 24, 1784
JAMES KENDRICK and SUSANNAH, his wife to BENJAMIN WATTS, for 300 pds., 300 acres on the N. side of Deep River whereon the said JAMES KENDRICK now
lives, it being land conveyed to the sd JAMES KENDRICK, by deed from WILLIAM CHURTON, dated 13 Jan. 1762.
                        JAMES KENDRICK
                        SUSANNA (S) KENDRICK
Wit:
JOHN KENDRICK
THOMAS RAY

 

NC-11

 

 

10 May 1784 – Cornaless (later spelled Carneless) Boyel, Yeoman to William Toode, Tanar – 30 pds. – 150 a. on the Waters of Rockey River on the East side – joins James McCarroll – it being a tract of land granted to Corneleas Boyel by this present Authority bearing date the 31st March 1780.

Wit.

Sol. Stuart                                          Corneles (c) Boyel

James Poe                                       Mary (o) Boyel

 

12 May 1784

Richard Straughan* of Chatham County, N.C. to Jeduthan Harper of Randolph County, N.C. – 5 pds. – 194 a. on Haw River – beginning at a Sassafas tree on the Bank of the River thence on Straughans line West to his corner State and continues to Poes line then North on Poes line – to the River.

Wit:

Edmd. Waddell                                 Richard (X) Straughan

Travis Harper

 

* husband of Lucy Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR

 

30 July 1784

p. 299

Balaam Thompson to Jeremiah Hadly -- 100 pds. -- including the said Jeremiah Hadley's Improvement - 500 a. - joins Solomon Cox, David Brown and Henry Bray - it being part of a tract of land granted to Balaam Thompson by patent dated 23 October 1782.

Wit. Nathan Dixon (Dixson)                          Balaam Thompson

Samuel Cox

 

10 August 1784

 

In the Suit of Mary Bandy against James Christian the following Jury Sworn to Wit: Henry Bray, William Marsh, Robert Poe, William Hill, Benjamin Watts, Josepoh Johnson, Aron Terrell, Richard Riddle, Thomas Sypert, John Pitts, Thomas Beal, Andrew Culbertson and Verdict for Pltgf.

 

Pg. 78B

 

In the Suit the State vs Jacob Snyder the following Jury Sworn to Wit, Henry Bray, William Marsh, Robert Poe, William Hill, Benjamin Watts, Joseph Johnston, Aaron Terrell, Richard Riddle, Thomas Sypert (Cypert) , John Pitts, Thomas Beal, Andrew Culbertson and find the Deft. Guilty

 

Pg. 80A

 

In the Suit Nicholas Nall Assignee of Daniel Brown against James Williams the following Jury Sworn to Wit, William Marsh, Robert Poe, William Hill, Benjamin Watts, Joseph Johnson, Aron Terrell, Richard Riddle, Thomas Sypert (Cypert), Thomas Beal, John Christian, William Poe, Herculas Henderson and find the Deft. Endebted.

 

11 August 1784

 

Pg. 81A

James Poe appointed Overseer of the road from Cashatts Creek to Luttrell’s Branch

 

Pg. 82B

 

The following persons to attend as Jurors to the Next Cout, ____ as Blaxton (water mark), James Steel, John Be___, Henry Cook, James Moutry, William Sterling, James Kirby, Luke Bynum, Matthew Davis, David Mims, John Qushenberry, William Murphus, Solomon Chapman, John Wilson, John Tudder, John Johnston, Robert Mosely, James Stewart Sen’r, Joseph Stewart, David Sellers, Edmond Waddle, William Petty, Sen’r, William Petty, Jun’r., Burwell Kindrick, Benjamin Watts, John Elliot, Isaac Brooks, William Moody, Abraham Warmack.

 

NOTE: An 1818 Will for a James Moutry filed in Posey County, Indiana lists daughter Elizabeth Poe. A Thomas Poe in Todd County, KY, who had children born in NC had wife Elizabeth. It is suggested she was this daughter of James Moutry / Moutray / Mootry, etc.). Charts for Moutray – includes births in Caroline Co, VA and Chatham Co, NC

 

Pg. 83A

 

In the Suit Joseph Kirk against William Kinchin (Kinchian) Admrs the following Jury Sworn to Wit, Richard Barber, Joseph Stephens, Henry Bray, Traves Harper, Philip Herren, Loaurence McManis, John Welch, William Poe, Robert Cobb, William Ramsey, Matthew Davis, James Massey* and find for the Deft.

 

* married to Jane Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR

 

John Wilson Appointed Overseer of the road leading out of the Seven Island road near John Petty’s to the head of Cobb’s Road to Wake County line and the following hands work on the Same to Wit, William Wilson, Stephen Wilson, Blumer Wilson, John Christian, Henry Hillery, Nathan Jones, John Prince, Thomas Adams, Frances Sypert (Cypert ), Burgess Clark, Arhabold Cain, Robert Edwards, John Pitts, Shadrick Weaver, Thomas Syper, David Br___ (water spot), ___ Weaver, Arthor Wood, James Bullen, ____ s Tuder, William ____ sdl____ hman Hales, Vencet Carter, Bleeker Caudle, David Jones, Joseph Griffin, Denis Browder, William Cain, Joseph Stewart, Richard Warmack, John Booker, Benjamin Poe, Jesse Tatum, John Wood, William Dillard, Younger Burt, John Burt, James Booker, John Osley, ___ ich Burt, Josiah Burden, and John Lambert.

 

27 August 1784

William Hatly and Mary his wife to Christopher Kirksy – 10 pds. – 15 a. – land he now lives on – on the North Side of Redy Fork – joins Christopher Kirksy’s own line and Richard Parker.

Wit:

David Hogan                                     William Hatley*

Simon (X) Poe                                 Mary (X) Hatley

 

* Elizabeth Poe, daughter of Stephen Poe, JR (son of Captain Stephen Poe) married a Hatley according to will of Stephen Poe, JR 1823

 

p. 315

24 September 1784

James Kendrick and Susannah his wife to Benjamin Watts - 300 pds. -- 300 a. on the North side of Deep River whereon the said James Kendrick now lives - it being a tract of land conveyed to the said James Kendrick by a Deed of Conveyance from Wililam Churton dated 13 January 1762.

Wit: John Kendrick                James Kendrick

Thomas Ray                          Susanna Kendrick (s)

 

p. 316

24 September 1784 James Kendrick and Susannah his wife to Benjamin Watts - 100 pds. 65 a. beginning on a Gum below the ford of Cedar Creek where Kendricks path crosses said Creek - it being part of a tract of land granted to the said James Kendrick by Richard Caswell by a grant dated 1 Juely 1779.

Wit: John Kendrick                            James Kendrick

Thomas Ray                                      Susanna Kendrick (s)

 

p. 317

24 September 1784

James Kendrick and Sussanah his Wife to Benjamin Watts - 200 pads - 457 a. on both sides of Cedar Creek the waters of Deep River - joins John Kendrick - it being a tract of land granted to the said James Kendrick by Alex. Martin by a grant dated 23 October 1782

Wit: John Kendrick                            James Kendrick

Thomas Ray                                      Susanna Kendrick (s)

 

p. 319 24 September 1784

James Kendrick and Susannah Kendrick his Wife to Benjamin Watts - 150 pds Specie - 392 a. on the Thoroughfare Branch the Waters of Deep River - joins Dowdyes line, Harman Husbands and John Kendrick - it being a tract of land conveyed to James Kendrick by Stephen Rigdon by a Deed dated 9 June 1783.

Wit: John Kendrick                James Kendrick

Thomas Ray                          Susanna Kendrick (s)

 

1 November 1784

p. 519 (bottom)

State of North Carolina to Lewis Braswell – 50 sh. for every 100 a. – 100 a. on Wilkinsons Creek – joins Peter Bray, Gideon Kirksey and Robert Poe.

J. Glasgow Sec.                                            Alex. Martin

 

p. 142

1 November 1784

State of North Caroline to Benjamin Brantley – 50 sh. For every 100a. – 240 a. on the waters of Terryls Creek – Joins William Alston and William Kinchin

 

* Alexander Kinchen's will of 1806 mentions "my dear son William Poe. His wife at that time was Elizabeth (Poe - either by birth or prior marriage.)

 

p. 520

State of North Carolina to Thomas Scurlock – 50 sh. For every 100 a. – 100 a. on the Waters of Cain Creek – joins Moon’s line and Joseph Hinshaw.

J. Glasgow Sec.                                            Alex. Martin

 

8 November 1784

 

Pg. 84B

 

Deed from John Doan (Done) & Elizabeth his Wife to Thomas D___ (water spot)

 

Deed from Benjamin Watts & Francis his wife to Edward Bray Ack’d.

 

Pg. 85A

 

The following hands (to Wit) Work on the Road from the Barracks ___ (water spot) Ch____ Hornidays – Thomas Dowdy, ____ Dowdy, George Dowdy, John Berry, Arthur Whithead, ___les Barrington, John Whitehead, Samuel Stewart, Adam Stewart, James Stewart, Nathaniel McPherson, James George, William George, Stephen Rogers Sen’r Stephen Rogers Jun’r, William Rogers and John Vestal.

 

The Following Person to lay out a Road the best way from Chatham Court house to Vachel Clark’s ford on Haw Riber & from thence to Orange County Line, to Wit:

 

Pg. 85B

Henry Pickhart, Elnathan Davis, Samuel Holliday, Nathaniel Brewer, Henry Brewer, Ingatious West, Philliman Lacey, Richard Cates, James Crow, Vachel Clark, John Spurlin, Gillis Duram, Thomas West (dry creek), John Hudgons, Harculus Henderson, Isaac Crow, Joseph Fooshee, Charles Morgan.

 

9 November 1784

 

Pg. 86 A

 

Administration on the estate of Younger Neal (Niell) Granted to Sarah Niell she giving James Stewart Sen’r & James Stewart Jun’r Securitiy whereupon She returned an Inventory & Sale granted.

 

Pg. 88 B

 

Deed from James Kindrick to Benjamin Watts proved by John Kendrick (repeated three times. Total of four “deeds”.)

 

 

p. 289

9 November 1784

William Clark Senr. to Winney Webb Clark, Fanney Roberson Clark, William Clark, Alexander Clark and John Clark children of Alexander Clark, deceased - for and in the consideration of Love and Affection which he hath and baireth unto the said (above named) to wit: Winney Webb Clark a Negro Wench none by the name of Frank. To Fanney Roberson Clark I give a Negro none by the name of Lucy to William Clark a Negro Man known by the name of Johnson to Alexander Clark a Negro boy know n by the name of Edom to be his property at Seventeen years of age to John Clark I give a Negro boy known by the name of Peter, to Alexander I give 400 a. near the old Chappell Entered by Vincent Gupton to John Clark I give 200 a. of land joining a tract of land Entered by the Deceased Alexr. Clark my son and joining John Ramsey's line -- and Negroes belonging or in anywise appertaining or therewith commonly used.

Wit: Joseph Rosser                         William Clark

James Petty

 

 

p. 305

9 November 1784

John Morphis to Robert Cobb - 100 pds - 400 a. on the waters of Love's Creek and Bloody Creek - joins Henry Bray - to conclude the Plantations whereon John Ratlif and Suns now live

Wit: Robert Poe (x)             John Morphis

Thomas Adams (x)

 

10 November 1784

 

Pg. 89B

 

In the Suit Robert Hacley against William Kirtling the following Jury Sworn to Wit, Robert Mosley, James Stewart, Edmond Waddel, William Petty, Burril Kendrick, Benjamin Watts, Abram Wamack, Thomas Beal, James Massey*, Brittain Drake, Joseph Johnston, & David Sellers & find for the Pltf.

 

* married to Jane Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR

 

In the Suit James Herndon ag’t Job Ward the Same Jury Sworn & find for the pltf.

 

Coey Morton Orphan of William Morton be Bound to Robert Poe to learn the Mistry of Housewifry until she arrives to Lawful age, she being  Judged now to be about Eleven years.

 

11 November 1784

 

Pg. 92A

 

The following persons Jurors to the next Court to Wit,  …… James George, Thomas Steel, William Poe, Thomas Stone, Simon Fooshee,…

 

In the Suit the state ag’t Benjamin Tempels & Conner Dowd & John Arnold the following Jury Sworn to Wit, James Stewart Sen’t, David Sellars, Edmond Waddil, William Petty, William Capps, Richasrd Drake, Willima Richison, Vincent Self, Henry Bray, George Herndon, Jiles Killy, and find the Defts. Guilty.

 

 

9 November 1784 – John Morphis to Robert Cobb – 100 pds. – 400 a. on the waters of Love’s Creek and Bloody Creek – joins Henry Bray – to conclude the Plantations whereon John Ratlif and sons (records spells suns) now live

Wit:

Robert (X) Poe                                John Morphis

Thomas (X) Adams

 

---- Note: The following important records show that the Howard family who took in the orphans of Capt. Stephen Poe lived adjacent to Stephen's siblings William Poe and in-laws, the Massey and Berry family. We know that William Poe (has to be the brother of Stephen) either got his first lands, or added to existing lands by acquiring acreage from the heirs of John Morton (whose widow married the John Crawford we learn here. One suspects that Polly was a Poe daughter

 

13 November 1784

John Crawford, Plantar to James Massey*, Planter – Whereas John Morton of the County of Chatham being entitled to a fee simple Estate of in and unto a certain tract of land containing upwards of 100 a. or thereabouts lying on Haw River on the South Side – joins John Thomas, William Poe, James Howard** and William Howard he the sd. John Morton by his last will and testament made some years ago divided the same to his wife Ruth during her Widowhood or Marriage and after Marriage or decease to go to his Children John, William, Polly and Betsey and their Heirs – and Whereas after the making of the said Will the said John Morton departed this life and his daughter Polly hath since intermarried with the said John Crawford who is agreeable to the said Will entitles to the reversion of one fourth part of the before described premises and the said John Crawford hath agreed to sell all his right title and interest of in and unto the same unto the said James Massey – 5 pds. – ¼ part of the said recited and described premises – (premises not described).

Wit:

Stephen Neal                                                            John Crawford

Prettyman Berry* (Pretyman)

Bernd McGuckin

 

* James Massey is married to Jane Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR. William should be the “my son William” in Simon SR’s. James Howard is probably the brother of William Howard who took in several of Stephen Poe’s children. Prettyman Berry was almost certainly related to the Berry married to Mary Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR., if not the husband.

 

** Sarah Howard, daughter of James Howard, married Mial Scurlock – according to other researchers. William Howard, who took in children of Stephen Poe after his death in 1773 must be related, perhaps a brother. The Howard family appears to have come from Henrico County, VA where some of the Amelia/Prince Edward County, VA Poe family can be found.

 

 

p. 218 - 20 November 1784

Benjamin Watts, Planter and Frances his Wife to Joseph Hickman, Blacksmith - 10 pds. Current money of the state - 250 a. on the South side of Rockey River - joins John Barns and Robert Howell - land which by a Deed dated 31 March 1780 was granted to the said Benjamin Watts.   

Wit: Adam Moser                Benja. Watts

Thomas Ray                        Frankey Watts  

 

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30 November 1784

Account of Sales of Estate of Younger Neal

includes:

Christopher Straughn - 2 hides leather

James Poe - 2 sides leather

Zach. Harman - 1 bed

Richard Staughn 2 head of hoggs

George Dismukes - 1 -------

 

From: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncchatha/deeds2.htm

 

pg. 345, Dec., 16, 1784
SOLOMON DIXSON of LOUDEN (LOUDON) CO., Virginia, to JOSEPH DIXSON of Chatham Co., N.C., for 94 pds, 10 shillings, 189 acres on the waters of Lick Creek of rockey River, being a tract of land granted to the sd SOLOMON DIXSON by deed from Earl of Granville, Dec. 27, 1762
                SOLOMON DIXSON
Wit:
J. (X) LAMBART
JESSE DIXSON
NATHAN DIXSON

 

 

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p. 32

5 January 1785

Simon Terrell to Benjamin Watts, Planter – 100 pds. Specie – 175 a. – joins Timothy Terrell. Joseph Hadly and Edward Teague – which by paten dated 31 March 1780 was granted and conveyed to the said Benjamin Watts.
Wit: Zachariah Martin (x)                                  Simon Terrell
Daniel Terrell                                                     Sarah Terrell

 

p. 62

29 January 1785

Benjamin Watts of Chatham County, N. C. to John Taylor of Granville County, N. C. -- 300 pds. Specie (no a. given) on the North side of Deep River opposite Gilbert Patterson's plantation - it being a tract of land granted to William Churton by deed from Earl Granville dated 16 March 1759 and conveyed from the said William Churton to James Kendrick and from James Kendrick to the named Benjamin Watts.

Wit: James Anderson

W. Finley                                Benjn. Watts

William Kendrick (x)              Frances Watts (x)

 

p. 61

29 January 1785

Benjamin Watts and Frances his wife of Chatham County, N.C. to John Taylor Junr. of Granville County, N. C. 100 pds. current money of North Carolina - 65 a beginning at a gum below the Ford of Cedar Creek where Kendricks path crosses the said Creek - joins Deep River - it being a tract of land granted to James Kendrick by his Excellency Richard Caswell Esqr. by a grant dated 1 July 1779.

Wit: W. Finley                        Benjn. Watts

James Anderson

William Kendrick (x)              Frances Watts (x)

 

 

11 February 1785

p. 449

Lewis Brazell to William Fooshe - 50 pds. - 200 a.

Wit: Charles Morgan, Junr. (Morgin signed with X)                     Lewis Brassel

Samuel Stephens (X)                       Rebeker Brasil (X) (spelled both ways in the book)

 

14 February 1785

 

 

Pg. 95 A. – Richard  Bishop appointed overseer of the Road from John Lamberts on Haw River to Browders Mill on New Hope and the following hands work on Said Road, Viz, John Lambert, William Lambert, Derias Browder, John Browder, Thomas Bell, Thomas Lassiter & Henry Hunt, Benjamin Poe.

 

15 February 1785

 

Pg. 96A

 

In the Suit William Daniel against Thomas Buzby the following Jurors Sworn, to Wit, Brittain Drake, Thomas Steel, Thomas Lassiter, Thomas Stone, James Massey* Daniel Owen, Benjamin Watts, William Griffin, Lawrence Mathis, John Crow, John Qushenberry & Gidion Goodwine, & assess the Ptf Damage.

 

* married to Jane Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR

 

Pg. 96B

 

Account Sales of the estate of Younger Neal (Niel) and John Straughan (Strawan) Returned into Court.

 

Pg. 98B

Deed from John Pilkinton & Sarah his wife Proved by John Poe

 

[another researcher noted this: William Poe Junr. Served from time to time as as juror during this period (1785-1790). William Poe who died in 1799 served on Jury and Grand Jury so often during this period I made no note of dates….]

 

16 February 1785

 

Pg. 100B

 

In the Suit Nathan Bryant against Nicholas Nall the following Jury Sworn Viz – William Moody, William Poe, Vincent Self, Richard Straughan (Strawan), Joel Patterson, Richard Straughan (Strawan), Thomas Stone, Thomas Lassiter, Parish Self, Robert Thompson, James Poe and James Willitt.

 

 

Pg. 101B - Thursday morning Court mett. Present: John Montgomery, Joseph Brantley, Esqrs.

 

Deed from James Scurlock to William Findley Ack'd.

 

John Ratlif Sen'r appointed overseer of the Road from Lowes Creek to Randolph County Line in the Room of Henry Bray.

 

Pg. lO2A.- John Montgomery Esqr. Resigned the Office of Surveyor whereupon William Findley was appointed in his Room. William Finley Entered into Bond with Matthew Jones & Roger Griffeth.

 

The State against Daniel McBane the followine Jury Sworn (to Witt) Travis Harper, Vincent Self, James Massey, Thomas Lassiter, Upsha Robinson, Richard Strawan (Richard Straughan), Richard Drake, William Brantley, Joseph Cole, George Kirk, William Petty, & William Poe, find the Deft Guilty.

 

 

Deeds Book C (Last part)

p. 446 - 6 May 1785.

Benjamin Watts, Planter to William George, planter - 10 pds. - no n. given - tract of land whereon ad. George now liveth - on the Waters of Rockey River and on Vanals Creek - joins Joseph Hadley - it being a tract of land granted to the sd. Benjamin Watts dated 31 March 1780.

Wit: Timothy Wallis               Benjamin Watts

Sal. Stuart

 

(resume previous)

p. 117

9 May 1785

Francis Sypeart (Cypert ) Senr. Of the State of North Caroline to Thomas Sypeart of Chatham County, North Car4oline – 100 pds. Current money of this State – 400 a. – part of a tract granted from the State to sd. Francis Sypeart as per a grant dated 31 March 1780 – on the East side of Newhope Creek – joins Elisha Cain.

Wit: Elisha Cain        Frant Sybrt

James Cain

 

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p. 488

10 May 1785

Roger Griffith high Sheriff of Chatham Co., North Carolina to Samuel Holaday – a Writ issued to him – you are hereby commanded that of the goods and Chattels and lands and Tenements of John Lindly in your Bailiwick you cause to be made the sum of 138 pds. 8 sh. and 3 pc. Which lately in the County Court of pleas and Quarter Sessions Samuel Holaday recovered against John Lindly – sale of a tract of land – Samuel Holaday being the highest bider for the price of 100 pds. – 200 a. – it being a tract of land conveyed from John Cartret to George Williams.

Wit:                                                     Roger Griffith

Jas. Scurlock

William Poe

 

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p. 30

10 May 1785

Benjamen Cooper and Mary Cooper his wife to William Clark – 500 pds. Lawful Money of the State of North Carolina – 282 a. – joins Owen Williams and crosses Georges Creek at Clantons line.

Wit: Jo. Rosser                      Benjamen Cooper (X)

John Riddle                            Mary Cooper (x)

John Minter

 

From http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncchatha/deeds2.htm

 

SCURLOCK - Deed Bk. C - 1783-1786
pg. 427, May 17, 1785
ROGER GRIFFITH, sheriff of Chatham Co., N.C. to SARAH SCURLOCK* and JAMES HOWARD, acting executrix and executor of MIAL SCURLOCK... by virtue of an act of the General Assembly passed at Halifax the 18 Jan. 1780, directing and impowering the commanding officer of each respective county, to dispose of so much of each delinquents property within his county as shall be sufficient to hire a substitute to serve in the Army for a limited time therein mentioned in the room and stead of such delinquent MIAL SCURLOCK Lieutenant Colonel and Commanding Officer at that time of the said County of Chatham did order and direct JOHN BIRDSONG, then Sheriff of sd county... you are hereby required to expose to sale as much of the property of DANIEL SMITH  as will amount to 500 pds, agreeable to the act of assembly, against delinquents who have been legally draughted (drafted) and failed to march or perform their tour of duty... dated 29 July 1780,... JOHN BIRDSONG did proceed to make sale of a tract of land.. and the said MIAL SCURLOCK, now deceased, appeared at the day of sale and bid 5000 pds., the greatest sum bid,... but for want of time, the death of the said MIAL SCURLOCK and other unforeseen
accidents the said JOHN BIRDSONG office of sheriff having expired before he could make a deed for same.. and the said ROGER GRIFFITH having succeeded the sd JOHN BIRDSONG in office,...now this indenture.. for 3221 acres on the waters of Brush Creek.
                ROGER GRIFFITH
Wit:
EDWD. DOUGLASS
WM. FINLEY
NICHOLAS NALL

 

* Sarah Howard, daughter of James Howard, married Mial Scurlock – according to other researchers. William Howard, who took in children of Stephen Poe after his death in 1773 must be related, perhaps a brother. The Howard family appears to have come from Henrico County, VA where some of the Amelia/Prince Edward County, VA Poe family can be found.

 

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p. 29

7 July 1785 – George Pearson to Vachel Clark – 50 pds 150 a. on the South side of Haw River – joins John Strowd, Kickharts corner and Douglasses line

Wit: Abraham Horton                                    George Pearson (X)

       Hezekiah Clark                                      Araner Person (A) her mark

 

-- continue

 

16 July 1785

p. 503 (bottom)

Know all men by these presents that we and each of us Christian Horneday, Christopher Horneday and Thomas Doan of Chatham Co., North Carolina have each for the others remissed released and forever quited claim and Administrators remise release and forever quite claim unto John Horneday Husband of the aforesaid Hornaday of the County and State afforesaid his Heirs Excets. & Adminsts. all and all manner of actions causes and causes of actions, suits, Bills, Bonds, Obligatory debts duteys due accompts sum and sums of money judgments Exectutions patents Quarrells controversides treaspases, damages & demands whatsoever both in Law and Equity or otherwise howsoever which against the sd. John Horneday we or either of us ever had now have or which we our Heirs Exects. & adms. shall or may have claim challenge or demands for or by reason or mens of any matter cause or things from the beginning of the world to this Day in penalty whereof We the subscribers each separately and jointly bind ourselves one for the other in the sum of 500 pds. Specia to be paid by us or either of us unto sd. John Horneday his Heirs xecutors Adr. or assigns given under our hands and seal this 16 day of July A. D. 1785.

Wit: Benjamin Watts           Christian Hornaday (X)

Thomas Ray                          Christopher Hornday

                                                Thomas Doan

 

see below: 3 September 1787 James Poe to Christopher Hornaday

 

1 August 1785

p. 37 Henry Bray to Philip Herrin – 200 pds. Current Money – 400 a. on the Waters of Loves Creek – it being the place that William Ditto formerly lived on – joins David Smith and a branch commonly called the roaling Cut Branch.

Wit:

John Bray                            Henry Bray

William Bray

 

p. 23

6 August 1785 – Lewis Braswell to Robert Poe – 30 pds. Specie 100 a. on Wilkinsons Creek – joins Peter Bray, Gideon Kirksey** and Robert Poes own corner.

Wit David Williams                           Lewis Brassell 

James Poe (X)*                               Rebecker (X) Brassell

 

* Most likely Major James S. Poe, son of Simon Poe, SR, but it easily could be a different James Poe, even one who was Robert’s brother. We are certain Robert Poe is closely related to the Simon Poe family group, but is not mentioned in the 1793 will of Simon Poe, SR. 

 

** Will of Gideon Kirksey states as "sons" William, Gideon "and" Isaac Hackney and William Poe. The abstract is not clear but I suppose this means son are William and Gideon, but "also" Isaac H. and William P. inherit. They are probably sons-in-law

 

p. 43

13 September 1785

Roger Griffith to John Rickman – 25 pds. Current money – 320 a. on the East side of Mill Creek – joins Kirksey’s line where it crosses said Creek, Bynums line, James Seelers  (Sellars?) and Edwards line

Wit: E. Cain                                       Roger Griffith

Jno. Thompson

 

 

23 September 1785 – State of North Carolina to George Dismukes – 50 sh. for every 100 a. – 39 a. on the Waters of Haw River – joins a Branch in his Own line and a conditional line with William Howard Guardian to James Poes* children, crosses Morgans Creek.

W. Williams Sec                    Rd. Caswell

 

* This record is curious.  I believe the clerk made a mistake (or the abstractor did). Elsewhere William Howard is mentioned as guardian for the orphans of Stephen Poe, which included a James Poe.

 

25 October 1785

Robert Moseley to Sarah Hadley – 200 pds. 500 a. on the North side of Haw River – joins Hendricks Corner and along Poes line.

Wit:

James Bell                            Robert (R) Mosely

Joseph Bell

Henry Hunt

 

p. 41

9 November 1785 James Parham to Robert Mottley - 150 pds. Specie - 175 a. on the South side of Cape Fair River - joins Brasels line and Isak Marthis.

Wit: Benjamin Chapman                                          James Old Parham

Benjamin Kitchen (probably Kinchen)

 

 

 

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p. 34

12 November 1785

William Williams of Randolph County, North Carolina to John Burns* of Chatham County, North Carolina – Whereas William Williams late of the said County of Chatham deceased did by his last Will and Testament devise unto the aforesaid William Williams his Son a Certain Tract or parcel of land Situate lying and being in the County aforesaid on the North Side of Deep River - 200 pds. Specie - 155a joins land formerly Owen Williams's now the said John Burns's - it being part of a tract of 600 a. conveyed to the said William Williams deceased by deed from John Rhodes bearing date the 2nd. November 1762.

Wit: Benjamin Watts                       William Williams

Thomas Ray

 

* a William Burns took in William Poe, orphan of Simon Poe, Jr to be a black smith

 

p. 118

18 November 1785

Benjamin Brantley to Levey Johntson – no coast given – 240 a. on the Waters of Terrells Creek – joins William Awlston, William Kinchen.

Wit: None Given        Benj. Brantly

 

Orange County Court Minutes 1777-1786 Book III

 

[568]-folio

13 November 1785

Ordered that William Poe a base born Child aged 2 Years last May be bound to James Guthry (James Guthrie) until he arrive at the age of 21 Years to learn the art of Farming.

 

 

Nov 1785. ORANGE COUNTY N. C. COURT MINUTES, 1777-1786, BOOK III

 

[1568]-folio 13

 

Nov 1785

 

Orderd that Thomas BRADFORD be appointed Constable in the room of Reuben SMITH.

 

 

[1570]-folio 14

 

Nov Term 1785

 

Orderd that James MASSEY an Orphan Boy aged 14 years in August 1785 be bound to Robt. REA.

 

The Execution of a Deed of Gift from Robt. REA to Tence & James MASSEY was duly Acknowledgd & orderd to be recorded.

 

 

Aug 1785-Nov Term 1785. ORANGE COUNTY N. C. COURT MINUTES. 1777-1786. BOOK III

 

.              The Execution. of a Bill of sale from John STEEL Senr. to Jno. STEEL Junr. was duly provd in open Court by the Oath of Thos. HOWARD one of the subscribing Witnessess thereto & orderd to be recorded.

 

The Execution of the last Will & Testament of William WATSON was duly provd in open Court by the Oaths of Jno. GREEN & Job. FARMER two of the subscribing Witneses & orderd to be recorded.

 

[1566]-folio 13    Nov Term 1785

 

At a Court began & held for the County of Orange at the Court house in Hills borough the 28th. of November 1785 being the 4th. Monday Present Jno. BUTLER. Eli M DUNNEL (sic). Jno. REA Esquires.

 

The Sheriff returnd the Venire To Wit: Thomas TRICE. George REEVES. Anderson COMER. Gerrard? GARRISON, Wm. SHEPHERD. Danl. WATSON. Benjn. RONEY. Wm. BURNS? Stephen LOYD. Jno. MEACHAM. Abijah MASSEY. Wm. BRAKEN (sic). Christopher BARBY. Wm MORELAND. & Jno. WEAMS were sworn for a Grand Jury.

 

The Execution of a Deed from Abrm. MASSEY to Abijah MASSEY was duly proved in open Court by the Oath of Edwd. TRICE one of the subscribing Witnesess thereto orderd to be registred.

 

 

 

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16 December 1785 Richard Straughn* and Celah, his wife, to William Riddle. 200 pds for lant

Witnessed by George Gee, Laban Mathis, Richard Straughn and Celah Straughn

 

* Lucy Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, married a Richard Straughn.

 

 

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p. 64

30 January 1786

Prettyman Berry (Prettiman in the source) to William Cain - 40 pds. current money of the State - one third part of a Negro Wendch named Agge - it being my equal sd. Negro Agge left to me by the Last will and Testament of my Father  Richard Berry deceaed

Wit: Elisha Cain                                            Pretyman Berry (sic)

Rebeker Cain (X)

 

16 February 1786 – State of North Carolina to Henry Bray – 10 pds. For every 100 a. – 100 a. on Sidwells Branch.

W. Williams Sec.                                           Rd. Caswell

 

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p. 54

11 February 1786

William Riddle to George Lucas – 10 pds. Specie – 2 a. on the South side of Haw River on Robertson’s Creek – joins George Lucas own land – including Lucas Mills.

Wit: William Dillard                                      William Riddle

George Gee

 

Book D

Page 69

17 February 1786 Joseph Stewart to William Petty, Sr. 20 pds - land ,etc. mentions James Bullard's line

 

p.271 - 1 March 1786 - Edward Brumblo to John Ferrington - 45 pnds. 125 a. on the Waters of Haw River - joines William Richardson, Jesse Brown - Edward Brumblo and his wife Elisabeth hath hereunto set their hands etc.

Wit: Daniel Burnett

James Power

Edward Brumbelo (x) *

Elisabeth Brumbelo (X)

(this family traveled with Poes to AL and on to Arkansas)

 

 

Orange County

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Deed Book 2

p. 194

4 April 1786

John Swany (no county given) to Brice Collins Junr. (no county given), consideration blank, 400 acres, on both sides Owens Cr., bounded on S by James Garner (?) on E by James Bird on N by Samuel Actor, begin at a white oak, S62E 75 ch to a WO, N53E 83 Ch.to a BJ, N62 W 75 ch. WO, S5W 63 ch. to first station; signed: John Swanny; witness: J. Watts, John Beeves; proved by Josiah Watts 8 April 1786 before Judge John Williams.

 

p. 66

9 April 1786

 

p. 447

1 November 1786

James Thompson & wife Agness & William Clower, planters, to Daniel Clower, planter, all of Orange, one hundred & ten pounds two shillings six pence, 269 acres, on waters of Little R. begin at a stake, S 63 ch. to a black jack, E across a spring branch 43 ch. to a red oak saplin, N 63 ch. to a black oak, S 40 ch. to first station; signed: James Thompson (X),, Ann Thompson (+) William Clower; witness: John Wilson, Racheal Wilson, John Dennis proved by John Wilson & John Dennis February Term 1787

 

p. 450

7 April 1787

James Jackson of Orange to William Ritchie & Co. (no county given), eight hundred pounds, 2 acres, lots #64 & 65 in Hillsboro; signed:  James Jackson; witness: J. Watts, B. Collins; proved by Watts April Term 1787

 

 

 

resume Chatham

 

Page 120

1 May 1786

William Petty to Matthew Jones - 350 pds land - 145 a. beginning at a stake in George Lucases line running West 2 feet around the town till it intersects with the line  thou? Zachariah Harman, and his wife, Rebeckah's deed granted to William Petty thence along that line to John Cotton's line and round the various lines to the first station

William (W) Petty (his mark)

'Wit: Roger Griffith

William Poe

 

 

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1 May 1786

William Petty to Matthew Jones – 350 pds. Current money – 145 a. – joins George Lucas, land that Zachariah Harman and his wife Rebeckah granted to William Petty by deed and John Cotton

Wit:

Roger Griffith                         William (W) Petty

William Poe

 

P. 413

10 June 1786

Matthew Jones to Roger Griffith – 7 pds. Currant money – All them two Lotts of land numbers 122 and 118 fronting one hundred and five feet and back two hundred and ten each, agreeable to the plan of the Town laid out on the Lands purchased of   by the Trustees appointed by the Hon. General Assembly to lay out a Town on the Lands of Mial Scurlock, dec’d.

Wit: Phul. Meroney                Mathew Jones

Robert Marsh

 

 

10 June 1786

Matthew Jones of Chatham County, N.C. to Thomas Owen of Bladen County, N.C. – 3 pds 10 sh. Current money on the lands purchased of William Petty by the Trustees appointed by the Late General Assembly to lay off a Town on the land of Mial Scurlock decd.

Wit:

William Lucas                                               Matthew Jones

George Gee

 

(day blank) August 1786  --- researchers say that Benjamin Watts wife was Frances Teague

Isaac Teague and Nancey his wife to Mrs. Frances Watts – 77 pds. Lawful money – 180 a. – joins Frederick Siler, Francis Teague and Benjamin Watts – it being a part of a parcel of land which by patent dated 1 July 1779 under hand of Richard Caswell that was conveyed to Adam Ramsower and recorded in Chatham County Book B page 290

Wit:

Samuel McDaniel                                                     Isaac (X) Teague

Thomas Forrester                                                     Ana (X) Teague

 

p. 277

1 November 1786. Mat. Jones to Partrick St. Lawrence - 3 pds. 10 sch. - all the Lotts of Land numbered 50, one hundred and five feet and back two hundred and ten - also number 58, 68, 31, 5 - East fronting one hundred and five feet and back two hundred and ten - also number 11 containing 8 3/4 a. agreeable to a plann of the Town laid out on the lands purchased of William Petty by the Trustees appointed by the Hon. General Assembly to lay out a Town on the lands of Mial Scurlock deceased

Wit: William Markus

Mat. Jones

Robert Jones

 

 

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26 June 1787 - Hardy Owen to Thomas Cole - 120 pds. Specie - 100 a. on the East side of Pike Berry Creek - joins William Griffin, Christopher Kirksey and Richard Parker.

Wit: William Cole

Travis Rigbee

Hardy Owen

 

19 July 1787

Henry Bray Planter to David Smith, Planter - 100 pds. Currant money - 205 a. on the South side of Rockey River - it being part of three tracts of Land the one granted to Herman Husband and the other part was granted to Henry Bray by two grants from the State of North Carolina - beginning at the ford where the County Road crosses Loves Creek - joins a line agreed on by Henry Bray and Philip Herring, David Smith's line (formerly Husbands).

Wit: John Ratchliff

Henry Bray

Philip Herin

 

9 August 1787 – Henry Bray to Mathias Bray – 40 pds. Current Money of this State – a tract of Land whereon the said Mathis Bray now liveth – 85 a. on the Waters of Loves Creek – joins Dittoes line.

Wit:

Simon Terrell                                     Henry Bray

Jacob White

 

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14 August 1787 - John Ramsey to William Merritt - 281 pds. 700 a. on Newhope Creek - joins a White Oak on Crooked Creek, Barbies line, the County line, Saml. Parkes line in Newhope low ground.

Wit (none given)

John Ramsey

 

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14 Augutst 1787 -- Zachariah Harman former Sheriff of Chatham County to John Ramsey - the said Zachariah Harman by a Writ issued from the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of the County of Orange was commanded -- that the Good Chattles Land and Tenements of William Merritt (record says Merrill), Samuel Saxon and Presley George you cause to be made the sum of 1,482 pds. which lately in our County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Samuel Park recovered against them for damages and also endorsed fees for costs and charges in said Suit expended whereof the said William Merritt, Samuel Saxon and Presley George are convicted and liable as appears of records and have you the said monies before the said Court at Hillsborough on the fourth Monday in August next to render to the said Samuel Park his dammages and costs -- there not being Goods and Chattles to his knowledge sufficient to satisfy the Judgment did provide to make sale of a certain tract of land of the proper lands and Tenements of the said William Merrit - and the said John Ramsey appearing at the day of the Sale did bid for the tract of Land 28 pds. Current money which being the greatest sum bid the said Lands was struck off to the said John Ramsey as the highest bider - 700 a. on Newhope Creek - joins Joseph Berbey the line formerly Samuel Parks in Newhope Lowgrounds.

Wit: (none given)

Zacr. Harman

 

 

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3 September 1787

James Poe to Christopher Hornaday – 6 pd. Specie (no a. given) on the Head of the South fork of Cain Creek – being a tract of land granted to the sd. James Poe by this present authority dated 3 September 1787

Wit:

John Beray     (Bray? Or as below, Berry)  James Poe

John (X) Dowdey                                         Mary (X) Poe

 

 

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3 September 1787

James Poe, Planter to Christopher Hornaday, Planter – 50 pds. Specie - `175 a. on the South side of Cain Creek – joins his own line and James Poes other land – it being a tract of land granted to the sd. James Poe by this present authority dated 3 September 1787

Wit:

John Berry                                       James Poe

John (X) Dowdy                               Mary (X) Poe

 

           

12 November 1787

William Haley of Wake County, N.C. to Josiah Glass of Chatham County, N.C. – 50 pds – 400 a on Bear Creek – joins John Poe – the same being 400 a. by a Grant issued to Wm. Haley by his Excellency Alex. Martin Esqr. Dated 23 October 1782.

Wit:

Jos. Rosser                                      William Haley

William Green

 

 

P. 413 (bottom)

 

29 January 1788

William Elkins* to William Murphery – 50 pds. Specie – 450 a. on both side of Little Bush Creek – joins John Hatley, Jacob Flowers*, and Murphery’s corner.

Wit. Joshua Elkins                William Elkins (x)

John Studthern

 

* One of the heirs of William Poe who received an allotment of land in 1804 was named Jacob F. Poe (thought to be Jacob Flowers Poe). Conceivably, a daughter of this man may have been William Poe Jun’r’s wife. No record so far mentions a wife’s name. Just in case there is a connection – “Elkin” was used as middle name three times in the family of my ancestor John Poe (1785-1859). John lived in Anson Co, NC, then Fayette Co, AL then ended up in Saline Co, AR.

 

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Deed Book B-1

30 September 1788 Between William Nall, Sheriff Wilkes County and Emanuel Rose.. (property lost by George Brewer in Court Action).. 5 lbs.. 60 ac. Roaring River.

Wit: Robert Nall. Signed William Nall, Sheriff. Pages 1 & 2 (there are other Nall records from the period)

 

29 October 1788 Between Joshua Scurlock of State of Georgia and Andrew Moore .. 150 lbs .. 300 ac both sides Moravian Creek... between Scurlock and John Doyal. Wits: Benjamin Herndon & Russell Jones. Signed: Wm. Smith, Atty'y for Joshua Scurlock. Pages 7 & 8

 

1790 Chatham County

 
see usgenweb 
 
CHATHAM COUNTY, NC - CENSUS - 1790 Census, Hillsborough District
1790  census  North Carolina Chatham County  Hillsborough District
 
              1st #      free white males 16 year upwards and head of families
              2nd #     free white males under 16 years
              3rd #      free white   females and head of families
              4th #      all other free persons
              5th #      slaves
 This census is from  Microcopy No. T-498  Roll 2
Paterson,James                 3-1-3-0-3
Poe, Simon                         1-4-2-0-0 -- Simon Poe III, son of Simon Poe JR
Pettey, James                     1-2-1-0-2
Poe, Reuben                       1-1-2-0-0 -- Son of Stephen Poe (who I think was son of Capt. Stephen Poe, son of Simon Poe SR
Pettey, John                         2-4-5-0-2
Pettey, Rueben                   3-3-4-0-0
Pettey, Isaac                        1-1-1-0-1
Paterson, Tho's                   1-0-1-0-5
Poe, Wm                              1-2-4-0-0 – Probably William Poe, SR son of Simon Poe SR
Pettey, Ambrews                4-3-5-0-2
Pettey, Wm                          2-1-2-0-11

….

Peake, Benj'n                      2-1-1-0-0
Poe, Stephen                      1-0-5-0-0 – son of Captain Stephen Poe, son of Simon Poe SR?
Johnson, Robert                  2-3-6-0-0
Gunter, Wm                         1-1-1-0-0
Gunter, Tho's                       1-2-5-0-0

Atkins, Tho'                          6-0-0-1-2
-------, Ambrous                   2-5-1-0-1
McBune, Daniel                  1-2-2-0-0
Poe, Simon sr                     2-0-0-0-3 – the patriarch of many Chatham County Poes. D. 1793
Gorden, John                       1-1-2-0-4
Bradsberrey                        1-0-0-0-2

Yarbrough, Elisha               1-0-2-0-4
Yarbrough, Nathan              1-0-1-0-0
Yarbrough, Joseph             2-2-2-0-0
Minter, Margret                    2-2-5-0-0
Poe, David                          1-2-4-0-0 – son of Simon Poe, Jr
Parham, John                      1-1-1-0-0
Harris, Wm                          1-1-2-0-3
Wo, John                              3-3-5-0-8
Matlock, David                    2-3-5-0-0

….

Powell, Thomas                  1-3-2-0-0
Powell, William sr               1-3-1-0-0
Powell, William jr                 1-0-1-0-0
Powell, James sr                2-2-2-0-0
Pilkerton, Samuel               1-0-0-0-0
Powell,Nicholas                  1-3-1-0-0
Pilkerton, James                 1-0-0-0-0
Person, Lewis                     1-3-2-0-0
Poe, Robert                         1-0-1-0-0 - unknown
Powell, James jr                  3-2-3-0-0
Poe, Terry                            1-0-0-0-0 – son of Simon Poe, Jr.
Poe, James                         1-1-4-0-0 – the one who moved to Guilford County, died 1812 ?
Pritchit, Thomas                  1-1-1-0-0
Powell, Elizabeth                1-0-2-0-0
Pilkerton, William                1-4-1-0-0
Person, William                   2-0-5-0-0
Person, Surling                   1-4-3-0-0
Ramsey, William                               1-1-3-0-3

 

 

Jonathon Poe   (listed on ancestry.com census records but no image available) – see Caswell Co.

Rhodin Poe (listed on ancestry.com census records but no image available) – see Caswell Co

 

 

My own notes on 1790 census:

 

William Poe (7) 1 m >16, 2 m <16, 4 f

David Poe (7) 1 m >16,  2 m<16, 4 f

James Poe (6) 1m>16, 1m<16, 4 f

Reuben Poe (4) 1m>16 1 m<16, 2 f

Robert Poe (2) 1m >16, 1 f

Simon Poe* (7)  1 m >16, 4 m< 16, 2 f)

Simon Poe, Sr (2); 2 m >16; s 3

Stephen Poe (6), 1 m >16, 5 f

Terry Poe* (1) 1 m>16

Stephen Herndon 1 m >16, 2 m <16, 4 f

Richard Straughn* 1 m >16, 2 m <16, 1 f

Stephen Straughn 1 m >16, 3 m <16, 3 f

 

* Note: Christian County, Kentucky 1810 Census: Simon Poe, Terry Poe.  Sons of Simon Poe, Jr d. 1773

 

* Richard Straughn married Lucy Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR

 

4 February 1790      Image of this Deed

D-639 This indenture made this Eight day of February in the year of Our Lord on Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety Betweeen James Poe of the

County of (crossed ouf Chatham) Anson of State of North Carolina of the one part and Robert Thompson of the County of Chatham of State aforesaid of the this part

Witnesseth [   ] in consideration of the sum of Twenty pounds in hand paid by the said Robert Thompson the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge have Bargained Lots

assigned of confirm unto him the said Robert Thomson his heirs all that Tracts or Parcel of Land Situation by [   ] in the aforesaid County of Chatham

(formerly part of the County of Orange) containing Twenty-four acres more or less Beginning at a post oak formerly by Simon Poe's line but how Robert Thompson's

running West fort two pole to a post oad in Elijah Foshee's line. Thence South said Foshee's line ninety two and half poles to a post

and oak said Foshee's Corner thence NOrth along said Simon Poe's late line to the place of Beginning Together with all woods [   ] Mines [   ] appeurtenances and reversions

remainder of ... thereunto beloinging to the Esate right Title in Trust property claims domain whatsoerv the said James Poe

To have to hold the said Trand or pacel of land with every apurtenance thereunto beloning unto him the said Robert Thompson his heirs assigns forever

of the said James Poe have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day of year above Written

Signed sealed and delivered

in the presence of

Richard Staughan (his mark                                             James Poe (signature)

Chatham County February 4 Session 1790

the written deed was duly proved in Open Count by the Oath of Richard Straughan on Motion ordered to be Registered

test: John Ramsey C.C.

 

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Chatham Deed Book, Book D

 

8 February 1790

pg. 629  states: Simon Poe (Sr) to Reuben Poe, 2-8-1790. Land was in Chatham County, but formerly part of Orange County. 50 acres. Deed signed in presence of Robert Thompson, son-in-law of Simon Poe, Sr.

 

Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions (1790-1794)

 

8 May 1790

P.2

Deed from Zacharia Harman to Thomas Stokes

 

A deed from Benjamin Walker to Thomas Stokes proved by the oath of Zacharia Harman

 

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