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RECORDS OF BUTE CO., N.C.

(Early ones also include some neaby couties of KNOWN Bute - Franklin County residents)

1760 - 1778

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These records, in chronological order from various surces, were collected while researching my Franklin Co., NC families, at least one name in the record is a known connection to me. Those written in blue are a direct ancestor of mind!
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(Chronological Order)


1760, March 14

LAND PATENTS - Granville Co., NC (1501 - pg. 347)

- James Denby patented 640 acres in the Parish of St. John on the branches of Cypress Swamp, joining Ratleys line, Brinkleys old line and Simmons line.

- (This was part that later became Bute and then Franklin Co, NC)

- Witnesses: John Hawkins and Will Johnson

- surveyed April 3, 1758
- SCC: William Edwards
- Surveyor: Sher Haywood


1764

1764 BEAUTFORD CO., NC TAX LIST

- 1764 - Jacob Jones


1764

FORMATION OF BUTE CO., NORTH CAROLINA


1766

1766 - BUTE CO., NC TAX LIST

- James Denby
- Enos Byrd


1766, May

COURT RECORDS - Bute Co, NC

- Ordered that the hands of James Denby, John Milner, Jacob Jones, Robert Sheffield, John Massey, Patewells Milner, William Edwards, Parson Rackley, David Anthony, James Hunt, Richrd Yarbrough, Jesse Bird, Thomas Bonner & Robert Johnson, work on theh road from Tarr River Bridge to the Cypress, and that Patewells Milner be appointed Overseer of the same


1767, July 28

MINUTES - COURT OF PLEAS/QUARTER SESSIONS - Bute Co., NC

- A deed of bargain and sale from John Stalling and wife to James Denby for 210 acres proved by oath of Osborn Jefferies


1769, Feb 7

DEEDS - Bute Co., N.C. Deed Book 2, page 326.

- Jesse Bird and Sarah, his wife, of Bute Co., N.C., sold to Jacob Jones of Bute Co., N.C., for a consideration of 75 pounds Virginia money, 400 acres in Bute Co., adjoining Richard Yarbrough, James Hunt, Thomas Cook, Thomas Morgain & William Edwards.

-Witnesses: William Denson, Rebekah Denson, John Carr. Acknowledged by Jesse Bird and Sarah, his wife, she being first privately examined and consenting.

- Bute Nov Court 1769, Ben McCulloch, C.C.
- Registered 6 Feb 1770 by William Johnson, P.R.
- Marginal notation: Del'd to Will'm Denson 15 Sep 1770.


1767, September 18

WILL OF JOHN RACKLEY

- Witness to will of John Rackley included William Hunt, James Denby, and Kezia Denby


1768, August

GRAND JURY -Bute Co, NC

- Thomas Cook, David Walker, Jesse Bird, John Brown, James Denby, David Walker, Hardige Walker, Britain Harris, Browning Williams, Richard Williams, Thomas Pinion, Paul Patrick, Jesse Hunter


1769, May

COURT MINUTES - Bute Co., N.C.

- Ordered that the hands of James Denby, John Milner, Jacob Jones, Robert Sheffield, John Masey, Patewells Milner, William Edwards, Parson Rackley, David Anthony, James Hunt, Richard Yarbrough, Jesse Bird, Thomas Bonner & Robert Johnson, work on the road from Tarr River Bridge to the Cypress, and that Patewell Milner be appointed Overseer of the same.


1769, Aug 20

DEEDS - Bute Co. NC Deed Book 3

- Lodwick Alford, Merchant, of Bute Co., N.C., sold to Jacob Jones of Bute Co.,N.C., for consideration of 37 pounds 5 shillings 6 pence Proclamation money (and payment of Quit Rents), 200 acres in Bute Co., on the North sid e of Tar River adjoining Edwards, Jones,Cook and Richard Churchfield.

- Witnesses: James Alford, William Baker.

- Proved by James Alford

- Bute May Court 1770, Ben McCulloch, C.C.
- Registered 3 Jan 1771 by William Johnson, P.R.
- Marginal notation: Del'd. to Jas. Alford Feby 1771


1769, August

WILL OF JOHN RACKLEY

- The Last Will and Testament of John Rackley

- proved by oath of James Denby, one of the executors


1769, August

COURT MINUTES - WILL OF JOHN RACKLEY - Bute Co., NC

- Will of John Rackley, to wife (not named) then to grandson Henry Hunt, equal shars to all my children, Parson Rackley, Martha Smith, Susanna Hunt, Mills Rackley, Saul Rackley, Mary Hunt, Lucretia Anthony, Stevias Rackley, daughter Seletee Wheeler

- Executor: James Hunt and Passon Rackley

- Witnesses: William Hunt, James Denby, Kezia Denby


1769, November 15

DEED - Bute County, NC

- Jesse Bird acknowledged a deed to Jacob Jones & Sarah the wife of the said Jesse being privately examined by Henry Hill Esq'r appointed by the Court for the purpose relinquished her right of dower in the said Lands Conveyed, and on motion the same is ordered to be registered.


1770, February 12

DEED - Bute Co, NC

- Thomas Hunt and Susannah Hunt, his wife, of Bute, to Josiah Eley, of Bute, 250 acres in Parrish of St. Johns, joins Tarr River on N. Same land Thomas Hunt schemed or plotted Dec 17, 1784.

- Text: Wm. Denson, Wm. Massey, Thos Hunt, Susannah Hunt


1770, May 10

DEED - Bute Co., NC Deeds

- A deed of bargain from Lodwick Alford to Jacob Jones was proved by oath of James Alford and on motion ordered to be registered.


1770, November

DEED - Bute Co, NC
- A deed of bargain from Alexander Burnet to James Merony was proved by oath of Keziah Denby, a witness thereto


1771

1771-BUTE CO. NC TAX LIST

- Tax List - Jacob Jones (listed with a Christopher Babb & 2 sl)
- Tax List - James Denby - lists 3 slaves


1771, Aug l4

MINUTES OF THE COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS, 1767-1779 - Bute Co, NC

- Deed from Thomas Cook to Enos Bird was proved by Oath of Sampson Munger, a witness thereto and on motion the same is ordered to be registed, page 184


1772, May

DEED - Bute Co, NC

- A deed from John Stalling to James Hunt was proved by oath of James Denby


1772, August

PETIT JURORS TO WIT - Bute Co, NC

- Christopher Strother, James Denby, John West, Benjamin Hill, Thomas Woodiff, George Bledsoe, John Stone, Thomas House, Moses Joyner, John Haynes, thomas Cooke and William Hudson


1774, September 9

DEED - Bute Co, NC

- Arthur Durley of Bute County, NC to John Hudman of Halifax Co, NC 100 acres lying on both sides of Wolf Pitt, swamp adjoining Robert Duncan, Mackie and Tar River.

- Witnesses: James Denby, Priscilla Denby


1776, February

COURT MINUTES - Bute Co, NC

- Ordered that the road now going over William Hills mill dam be turned the most convenient way and that James Denby be overseer of the same in the room of John Milner.

- A deed from Richard Cruthfiels to James Denby was proved by the oath of William Denson- a witness thereto.


1775-1776

COUNTY COMMITTEE OF SAFETY MINUTES - Bute Co., NC

- Council Jones and Jacob Jones, in Captain Milner's District,took the oath.


1776, April 24

WILL OF WILLIAM BAKER - Bute Co., NC

- Will of William Baker gives to son James Baker, after my father's death, land in Nansemond County, Virginia, daughters Charity Baker, Alice Baker and Mary Baker.

- Executors, friends James Denby and William Andress, Sr.

- Witnesses: Wm. Denson, Thomas Hunt, Hinde Hilsman,

- (when probate was granted February Court 1777, the widow Mary Baker objected)

- Inventory of Estate of William Baker, dec'd,
- Rec'd Februry Court 1777,
- William Denby one of the Executors (No idea who William Denby is ????)


1777, February

GUARDIANSHIP - Bute Co, NC

- James Denby is appointed guardian to Charity Baker, orphan of William Baker, dec'd


1777, March 11

WILL OF JOHN MASSEY, SR. - Bute Co., NC

- Will of John Massey, Sr. dated March l777

- mentions - wife Frances Massey,
- sons William Massey, John Massey,
- daughters Sarah Bird, Amey Massey, Frances Massey, Elizabeth Perry,

-Witnesses: Patewils Milner, Patience Denby


1777, May

COURT MINUTES - Bute Co., NC

- Account of Sale of Estate of William Baker, Dec'd mentions: Mrs. Baker, Charity Baker, James Denby, Sarah Reddick, Patwells Milner, Wm. Tabb, Enoch Stringfellow, Moss Stalling, Benjamin Seawell, Edward Carlyle, Wm. Green, Ben Putman, John Simmons, David Mimms, Richrd Goldin, Julius Alford, John Hubbard, John Pound, John Thornton, Daniel Taylor, Wm. Balls, John Keziah, Thomas Deens, Samuel Jones, James Ross, Moses Babbs, Arthur Murphy, Henry Hill, Wm. Webb, David Vinson, Wm. Mewshaw, John Cooke, Wm. Yates, Wm. Pace, James Barrow, Enos Byrd, Edmons Denson, Britain harris, Joseph Baker, Elias Stalling, Josiah Eley, Clement Mullins, Drury Massie, Jesse Mabry, Wm. Ward, John Teasley, John Bulls, Martha Hunt, Elias Gay, James Merony, Burrell Perry, Nedum Byrd, James Bryan, Fredrick Jones, Mary Baker, Jacob Jones, Henry Hill, John Carr


1777, May

GUARDIANSHIP - Bute Co, NC

- On motion of Bennit Hillsman and Mary Baker to prevent the administration of James Denby on behalf of the orphans of William Baker,dec'd on one negro wench called Ester and one bed and furniture, one pot and one an and one heifer, it is the opinion of the court that James Denby return said negro to Bennitt Hilsman and the goods to be returned to Mary Baker

- (Other names mentioned include: Edward Carlyle, Josiah Eley and many others!)

- Jurors to view road turning by William Hills mill, John Massey, William Brickle, William Green, James Barrow, Christopher Strother, Jesse Bird, Needum Bird, Miles Rackley, James Marvary, Patwell Milner, James Denby, Thomas Nelms, William Denson


1778, May

COURT MINUTES - Bute Co., NC

- Jacob Jones to attend the next court as juryman


l778, August

COURT MINUTES (JURY) - Bute Co., NC

- Jurors to attend the court, Henry Yarbrough, Jesse Bird, Bryan Ferrill, Jacob Jones, Britain Duke, George Tassle, Benjamin Morgan,Benjamin Kimball, Charles Allen, William Duke, John Duke, William Jean, John Brown, Benjamin Hawkins, Joseph J. Shearing, Joshua Mabry, Wm. Clemmons, Jesse Hunter, Isaac Hunter, Wm. Myrick, John Hawkins, Jonathan Davis, Wm. Green, F.C. Wm. House, Thomas Christmas, John Pinnell, Daniel Jones, John Macon, Hugh Hayes and John Thompson


1778, August 24

DEEDS - Bute Co., NC, p. 55, #251

- Robert Shuffield enters 350 acres in Bute Co, on water of Tarr River, border begins at Conyers and Pace's corner and joins Conyers, Geroge Hunt, Jas Hunt, Jacob Jones, Jas Walker, Terrell, and Pace; this warrant sold "as below", warrant issued Jan 9, 1779, two warrants issued for this land; (1) to Moses Babb 200 acres and (2) Wm Pace 192 acres; land sold by Shuffield and Jas Robertson to above named Babb and Pace

My   Bute   Co.,   North   Carolina      Ancestors

Jacob Jones Sr. and ?

James Denby and Patience Norfleet

Council Jones and Susanna Denby

William Boon and Rebecca English

Kinchin Boon Sr. and Margaret Jones


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