Poe Family in
Evidence that James Poe who died in 1812 and William Poe who died in1830 where brothers or at least very close relatives. The records below suggest that the two lived on Horsepen Creek. Not as good as a will, but how likely is it they would live side by side if they were not close relatives, as close as brothers?
Other records support the closeness of the two families, but this is the first time I have noticed that records show they lived in the same area.
Looking at the grants, it seems that William D. Poe who married Sally Watson 5 January 1833 was the son William mentioned in the 1830 will of William Poe. I have also thought this since it would appear William Poe was younger than the James Poe who died in 1812 based on the dates of marriages we see. Although this can be tricky as men at the time re-married when their wives died and continued to have children well into old age (got to produce farm hands somehow).
These grants and deeds supplied by Sally Cieslik, descendant of the William Poe who died in 1830 -see will below- great grand-daughter of David Milton Poe.
I have copied them as is and kept them together here instead of the chronology generally followed on this page)
Date Poe grantee grantor
1803 William James Wittey 50 B 154 deed
1813 William James Williams 430 13 1 deed
1820 William Joshia Stanley 500 15 131
1825 William Abel Knight 27 18 187
1832 James David Poe QC 10 19 693
1832 Sarah Wm Poe estate dower 19 700
1833 James Wm. D Poe 25 22 282 QC
1834 Zadoc Mary A Poe 20 22 295 QC
1835 Zadoc Jonas Vancil 37 22 287
1834 Wm. D Eli Unthank 600 22 370
1839 William Enoch Stephen 675 24 344
1840 John T Robert Nordyke by Att 600 30 161
1850 John Wyatt Parish 31 672 D of T
1850 James S James F McGrady Tr 102 32 444
1851 James S John Stanley 900 32 579
1852 James S Thomas Paschal 33 145 D of t
1853 John ------ & Jesse Sheller 100 42 206 (?)
1859 John T David & Ileanor Henly 110 42 208
1863 John T Jonathan Harris etal 3000 48 474 MD
1875 John T Alfred Thornton 1100 52 374 MD
1876 etal JohnT Alexander Lindsay 10 52 568 MD
1876 etal John T Wm. Wheeler 2000 54 153
This record lets us know that William D. Poe lived at the headwaters of Horsepen Creek
From the Greensboro Patriot, Marriages, Deaths & Other Matters of Interest, January-June 1848, abstracted by Amy Rupard.
Page 84, 23 January 1847.
Notice. Sale of a Valuable Tract of Land and other Property. The subscriber will offer at public sale on the 13th of February next, his valuable tract of land lying in the county of Guilford, on the head waters of Horsepen creek, containing one hundred and fifty five acres,....adjoining the land of Wm. Watson*, Wm. Bowman, Esther Clemmons, Absalom Pegg, Milton Hunt, and others... William D. Poe
* This must be William Poe son of William Poe who died in 1830. Marriage record shows that William D. Poe married Sally Watson Bond Date: 05 Jan 1833. Also, it probably is coincidence, but a hundred and ten years earlier, in 1737, a William Watson was co-warrant applicant with William Poe (wife Lydia) in Culpeper County, Virginia. Both men were re-locating from Caroline County, Virginia.
This information lets us know that Gabriel Perry Poe, son of James Poe who died in 1812 also lived at the headwaters of Horsepen Creek where his father settled.
From copies of original documents transcribed by Marlene Poe
23 August 1823
GABRIEL P. POE & SARAH
Guilford Co., N.C. Deeds 1771-1921 book 15 page 794/5
1823 Gabriel P. & Sarah Poe (grantor) Sylvenas Gardner
SHERIFF TO SYLVANAS
This indenture made on the 23rd day of August in the year of
1823 between WILLIAM ARMFIELD, High Sheriff, of the
and SYLVANAS GARDNER of the county and state afs of the
other part. Witnesseth that that whereas by virtue of one
a lien issuing from the County Court of Pleas and Quarter
sessions for the county and state afs from November term of
court in the year 1820 in behalf of
WILLSON against GABRIEL P.POE AND SARAH POE, commanding the
Sheriff of Guilford County afs that of the goods and
chattles, land and tenament of the said Gabriel & Sarah. He
should make or cause to be made the sum of $80.32 cents paid
together with the interest on $73.51 cents from August the
26th in the year 1820 till paid together with the further
sum of nine dollars and fifty five cents for the cost of
suit and indorsed fees and that he should have the sd money
before the next county court of Pleas & Quarters session.
There after to be sold on the third Monday of February
following the said William ARMFIELD, Sheriff afs found and
by virtue thereof has take the same into his official custody
and after having duly advertised the same he the Sheriff afs
did dispose to public sale to the highest bidder for cash
the tract of land here after described at Greensborough on
the Monday of February, County Court of Guilford in the year
1821 at which time and place the said tract of land was sold
to the highest bidder for the sum of fifty one dollars. now
this indenture further, witnesseth that for and in
consideration of the premise aforesaid and the afs sum of
51 dollars to me in hand paid, the receipt of which is
I WILLIAM ARMFIELD, Sheriff afs, do hereby bargain sell d
lien transfer and convey to this said SYLVANES GARDNER the
following tract or parcel of land situate lying and being
and bounded as follows to wit (Beginning in a hollow at a
small Black gum sapling turning south 200 east 200 poles
to a stake then north 700 east 22 poles to the mouth of
the branch. Then up the branch north 100 west 16 poles to
a stake them north 480 west 18 poles to a stake then 150
west 41 poles to a stake then north 410 west 10 poles to a
stake then south 710 west 22 poles with the meanders of
the branch then south 61 poles to the first station and one
other piece or parcel of land adjoining the foregoing,
beginning at a rock in the fork of a branch turning
north 56 poles to a stake then north 300 east 20 poles to
a channel then north 450 70 poles to a post then south 131
poles to a stake on the south side of the branch then north
560 east 21 poles to a stake on the south side of the
branch then south 560 west 68 poles to the first station.
Containing in the two pieces or parcels of land afs forty
seven and a half acres more or less.) To have and hold the
afs bargained sold land and premises together with all the
tenements and improvements thereto attached. The said SYLVANAS
GARDNER,his heirs assigns forever and the sd Wm. Armfield
for himself his heirs and assigns doth hereby warrant and
defend the right title interest and claim of the said land
and premises to the sd SYLVANAS GARDNER his heirs and assigns
forever free from the claim of all persons so far as he is
bound to warrant the same by virtue of his office and no
further. Witness my hand and seal the day and date above
and state of
WILLIAM ARMFIELD, Sheriff signed, sealed and
dated in presence of NATHAN ARMFIELD and JOHN PRITCHETT
The execution of the within deed was proven in open court by
the of NATHAN ARMFIELD ordered to be registered.
JOHN HANNER Guilford Co. Clerk
* From an EPA Assessment document: Study Area and Stream Description Horsepen Creek is located in Guilford County, in Subbasin 03-06-02 of the Cape Fear River
A couple of
COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS
Alexander Clark appointed overseer of the road from the fork opposite 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 Wat(ts), James Stewart, John Mullis, William Stewart, Charles Stewart and Joseph Hackney.
(note: Most of these are sons-in-law or other family connections to Simon Poe, SR.
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.
(boldface represent all the usual suspects of last names married into the Poe family -- or vice versa depending on your research point of view)