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RECORDS OF FRANKLIN CO., N.C.

1807 - 1834


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)


1807, January 28

DEED - Franklin Co, NC

- Elijah Denby and James Denby (s/o Elijah) sold land jointly to Henry Eley Williams of Warren County, North Carolina 77 1/2 acres on the north side of Buffalo creek for $387 US currency.

- Witnesses: J. Foster, G. Tunstall

- Signed: Elijah Denby & James Denby


1807, March 11

DEEDS - Frankin Co, NC (Deed Book 14, page 18)

-Michael Eley to Samuel Williams. 460 acres on the north side of Tar River and on both sides of the mill run and bounded by Jones'line, now Williams, to Josiah Eley's corner then along the north to Josiah Eley Lankford's line then to Birds line to B. Jack his corner then the road from Byrd's to Hillsman's corner to Harrison's line for 356 pounds 15 shillings VA money.


1807, June

GUARDIAN PAPERS - Franklin Co., NC

-Thomas Lanier with Jacob Jones & Benjamin Brickell securities, appt'd guardian to Josiah Stallings, Lockhart Stallings, Nicey Stallings


1807, September

COURT MINUTES - Franklin Co, NC

-Elijah Denby was mentioned in Account of John Byrd's estate (Michael Eley-administrator)


1807, October 13

DEEDS - Franklin Co, NC (Deed Book 14, page 232)

-James Denby (s/o Elijah) for 350 Pounds a tract of land containing 300 acres along Williams' line to the Buffalo Creek down s'd creek to Tar River to John Foster's line.

-Witnesses: John Foster, William Mayo, Jess Perry


1807, October 29

DEEDS - Franklin Co, NC (Deed Book 14, page 228)

-Elijah Denby deed to James Denby (s/of Elijah) 50 pounds for land willed to him by his father, James Denby. He released the land that James Denby willed to Elijah Denby to his son James Denby.

- Witness: J. Foster, William Mayo, Jas Perry


1807, October 30

DEEDS - Franklin Co, NC (Deed Book 14, page 241)

- Elijah Denby to James Denby (son) for 400 pounds--three negroes-- Brister, Siller, and Charlot.

-Witness: John Foster


1807

1807 FRANKLIN CO., NC TAX LIST

-Bird, Keziah 413 1/4ac, 5bp Jones, Jacob Sr. - 477 acres, 8 bp


1807, September

COURT MINUTES - Franklin Co, NC

-Keziah Byrd was mentioned in Account of John Byrd's estate (Michael Eley-administrator)

- Estate of Josiah Eley - 444ac 8bp


1808

1808 FRANKLIN CO., NC TAX LIST

-Bird, Keziah - 320ac 4bp
-Eley, Josiah - 441ac 3bp
-Boon, Rebeckah - 295ac 4bp
- Jones, Jacob Sr. - 477acres, 6bp


1808, October 28

DEEDS - Franklin Co., NC (Deed Book 14, pg. 238)

-Keziah Byrd to William Harrison. They had a sheriffs sale for all the lands of John Byrd dec'd. William Harrison was the highest bidder. He bought this land for 160 silver dollars. It doesn't say how many acres. The land bounds Thomas Lanier, the said William Harrison, and the lands belonging to the estate of Council Jones. (This is the land that formerly belonged to Enos Byrd, dec'd.)


1809

1809 FRANKLIN CO., NC TAX LIST

-Eley, Josiah 440ac 3bp
-Boon, Rebecca 295ac 4bp
-Jones, Jacob Sr. - 477 acres, 6 bp


1810

1810 FRANKLIN CO., NC TAX LIST

-Eley, Josiah 440ac 4bp
-Jones, Jacob Sr. - 477 acres, 5 bp


1810

1810 FRANKLIN CO., N.C. TAX LIST, page 798

-Elijah Denby 10001 - 01001 - 09
-John Parker pg. 798 01010 - 01201 - 08


1810

1810 FRANKLIN CO., NC CENSUS, page 805

-Jacob Jones Sr. -1 male over 45, no females
-(Capt. Jacob Jones who is Jacob Jones Jr is just next door)


1810

1810 FRANKLIN CO., NC CENSUS, page 810

-Byrd, Keziah - 200ac 2bp
-Boon, Rebecka - 295ac 4bp
-Boon, Kinchin 1wp 3bp (married to d/o Susannah Jones-below)
-Mrs. Susanah Jones (widow of Council Jones)
-Jacob Jones Jr. (actually is s/o Council -as all checks out)


1810

1810 FRANKLIN CO., NC CENSUS, page 811

-Allen Jones (brother to Jacob and s/o Susannah Jones)


1810, September

PETITION - Franklin Co, NC

-Petition for dower by Susannah Stephens
-Commissioners - Joshua Jones


1810, October

ESTATE SALE - Franklin Co, NC

-Sale of estate of Joseph Stephens
-Buyers: Kinchen Boon, Jacob Jones, Capt.


1810, November 9

DEEDS - Franklin Co, NC (Deed Book 15, page 156)

-Michael Eley to George Tunstall 400 acres with all the houses, woods,waters, etc. west of the Cypress Swmp joining the land of the s'd George and the late Joseph Stephens dec'd it being the land that Michael purchased from Abner Gupton for $1500

- Witnesses: Sion Boon, Allen Jones


18ll, March 12

DEEDS - Franklin Co, NC (Book 17, pg. 358)

-William Byrd of Franklin Co., N.C., sold to Jacob Jones (s/o Council Jones) of Franklin Co., N.C., for a consideration of $143.75, 50 acres, part of a tract belonging to Enos Byrd: beginning at a Red Oak in Sion Boon's line, thence North 50 poles to a Pine in Jacob Jones line, thence West along said line 162 poles to a Post oak, thence South 50 poles to a Pine, thence East to the first station.

-Witnesses: Sion Byrd and Jacob JonesĄ Jr. Proved 1818.


1811, October 28

MARRIAGES - Franklin Co, NC (Marriages)

-Wedding of Allen Jones, son, and Polly R. Eley

-Note: In the Eley Bible--she is listed as Polly Jones


1811

18ll FRANKLIN CO., NC TAX LIST

-Jones, Jacob Sr. - 477 acres, 5 bp


1812

1812 FRANKLIN CO., NC TAX LIST

-Jones, Jacob Sr. - 477 acres, 5 bp


1812, September 14

DEEDS - Franklin Co, NC (Deed Book 16, page 47)

-Jacob Jones Jr. bill of sale to Robert Carr of Logan County, Kentucky for a negro man now in possession of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Kezah Byrd for her lifetime


1812, October

LOOSE ESTATE PAPERS - 1811-1825 Vol 11- # 975.6 B811NC (Franklin Co)

- Buyers of the estate of Benjamin Brickell:
- Kinchen Boon, several Abernathys, Josiah Eley, Allen Jones, Jacob Jones (SC), Susanna Jones, Alsey Jones, James Jones (son Joshua),Michael Eley, Joseph Denby, Capt Jacbob Jones, Joshua Jones, Elisha Lankford, Keziah Byrd


1812, October 1

ESTATE - Franklin Co, NC

- Rebeccah Boon named as having an account on estate of Benjamin Brickell


1812, December

ESTATE SALE - Franklin Co., NC

-Sale of Estate of Brickell,
-Buyers named (not duplicated in above buyers) are: Allen Jones


1812, December 28

ESTATE SALE OF ELIJAH DENBY - Franklin Co., NC

-Buyers: John Bartholomew, Jesse Kitchen, Betsey Denby, Susanna Jones, George Turnstall, John Fowler, John Tansil, Henry Denby, Peggy Stalling, Wilson Milner, James Murphy, Jacob Jones Jr, Sally Denby,Josiah Eley, Elisha Lankford, John Denby, Elias Mayo, Jordan Hill,John Thornton, Mrs. Denby, Isham Jones, John Thomas, James Denby,Micajah McMullen, Kinchen Boon, John Parker

-Signed: Wilson Milner, June Court 1813


1813, April 8

DEED -Franklin Co, NC

-KINCHEN BOON gave a deed of-trust with the security being his interest in land and negroes bequeathed by his father, WILLIAM BOON,deceased, subject to the lifetime right of his mother,REBECCAH BOON


1814, Jan 15

DEED - Franklin Co, NC

- LLEN MILNER and PRISCILLA MILNER of Nansemond Co., Va. deed to JAMES MILNER of Person Co., N.C. for land situated in Franklin Co.


1814, Feb 2

DEED - Franklin Co, NC

- JAMES MILNER of Person Co., N. C. sold land situated in Franklin Co.


1814, September

ESTATE SALE - Franklin Co, North Carolinia

-Account of Estate of Elijah Denby, dec'd by Wilson Milner

-Names mentioned: Nathan Patterson and Company, Benjamin Brickell, John Foster, John Thornton, George Tunsil, Joel King, Alexa Falconer, Jesse Kitchen, Green Hill, John Ross, Mrs. Denby, Wm. Mayo, Willis Martin, Micajah McUllen, Elisha Lankford, Wright Taylor, Jonathan Davis, Oren Jackson

- Examined by Jordan Hill and Nathan Patterson


1814, December 22

DEED - Franklin Co., NC (Book 17, p 355)

- Allen JonesĄ of Hancock Co., Georgia, sold Jacob Jones (S.C.), for a consideration of $200.00, all his interest in the land their father bequeathed unto him upon the death of their mother.

- Witnesses: Jacob Jones Jr.and Josiah Eley.
- Proved 1818.

- (For some reason or other, this did not take effect


1814

1814 FRANKLIN CO., NC TAX LIST

- Jones, Jacob Sr. - 477 acres, 5 bp


1812 - 1816

COURT RECORDS - Franklin Co., NC

- Penelope May, William May, Happy Stone, Merrit Stone were witnesses in Elijah Denby's excrs vs. James Denby

- (Note: This would be Elijah's son-James Denby)


1815, January

ESTATE SALE - Franklin Co., NC

- Sale of estate of Brittain Harris.

- Buyers: Jacob Jones


1815, March

PETITION OF JACOB JONES (S.C.) - Franklin Co., NC

- Jacob Jones petitioned the March 1815 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, reciting that his father, Council Jones, departed this life on or about Mar 1805 after first making his last Will and Testament wherein, among other things, he provided the tract of land whereon he then lived to his wife during her life, and after her death to be equally parted between his four sons, Jacob, Allen, Council and James, and that his mother hath lately departed this life, whereby it becomes proper that the said land should be parted. Said land was situated in Franklin Co., NC on the north side of Tar River on both sides of Pumpkin Run. The original of this petition is extant and bears the signature of Jacob Jones.

-STATE OF N. CAROLINA - FRANKLIN COUNTY) -Pursuant to an order issued from the worshipful Court of the County of Franklin, we, the undersigned Commissioners, together with the County Surveyor ........ laid off into four lots, viz:

- Lot No. 1. Drawn by Council Jones Jr containing 84.5 acres and valued at $320.00;
- Lot No. 2. Drawn by Allen Jones containing 72.25 acres valued at $120.00;
- Lot No. 3. Drawn by James Jones containing 76.25 acres valued at $253.33; and
- Lot No. 4, Drawn by Jacob Jones containing 83 acres valued at $269.75. We further adjudge that Council Jones pay to Allen Jones the sum of $79.22, and that James Jones pay unto Allen Jones the sum of $12.56, and that Jacob Jones pay unto Allen Jones the sum of $29.00
-All of which is respectfully submitted. Given under our hands and seals this the 31st day of March 1815.
- (signed by the five commissioners)


1815, April 4

SALE OF SUSANNAH DENBY JONES ESTATE - Frankin Co, NC

- Jacob Jones (S.C.) was administrator of his mother's estate, sale of the property was April 4, l8l5:

- Buyers: David M. Lewis, Jacob Jones (S.C.), Josiah Eley, Keziah Byrd, Rebecca Boon, Buckner Abernathy, John Abernathy, Joseph Eley, Kinchen Boon, Thomas Lanier, Green Ross, Josiah Bridgers, Jacob Jones Jr, Elisha Lankford, Halbert Harris, William Lancaster, Sr.; Organ Thomas, Joshua Perry, Council Jones, (This would be Jr); James Hammons, Joshua Fowler, Joshua Johnson, Taylor 'Webb, Sion Boon, John Bartholomew, Joshua Jones, James Davis, Zachariah Styles, Jacob Jones, Gilford Lewis, Ben Thomas, Samuel Tunstall, James D. Jones, Hicks Wynn, Jordan Denson, Wilson Milner, Davis H. Lewis, Jeremiah Solomon, Cato Tabo, William Sherrod, Fren Hill, Robert Bell, W.P. Williams, Thomas Lanier

- Last Account March Court 1817


1815

1815 FRANKLIN CO., NC TAX LIST

- Jones, Jacob Sr. - 477 acres, 3 bp


1815, October 28

MARRIAGES - Franklin Co, NC

- John Johnson to Marthy Denby (widow of Elijah Denby)

- Witnesses: Wilson Milner and Gabriel Hill


1816, April 4

WILL - Franklin Co, NC

- Edward N. Jones was a witness to the Will of Jacob Jones Sr.

- (Note: Deed Book 20, p 32: On 28 Jun 1821, Kisia Byrd made a deed of gift to her grandson, Edward N. Jones, and to her daughter Nancy Daniel. DO NOT KNOW IF THIS IS THE SAME EDWARD N. JONES???)


1816

1816 FRANKLIN CO., NC TAX LIST

- Jones, Jacob Sr. - 477 acres, 4 bp


1816, November 13

DEED - Franklin Co., NC

- BENJAMIN BOON and wife, ANNA BOON, deed to ISAAC WINSTON., Jr., for their interest in land formerly the property and residence of JOHN WINSTON, deceased, which land is now held by EDEY MORGAN in right of dower


1817, January 7

DEED - Franklin Co, NC

- Council Jones, planter, of Franklin Co., N.C., sold to Jacob Jones (S.C.) of Franklin Co., N.C., for a consideration of $320.00,the 84.5 acre tract set off to him by he commissioners appointed to divide their father's land.


1817

1817 FRANKLIN CO., NC TAX LIST

- Jones, Jacob Sr. - 477 acres, 4 bp


1817, March

ESTATE - Franklin Co, NC

- Account of estate of Susannah Jones dec'd by Jacob Jones (SC) admr.


1817, December 10

DEEDS - Franklin Co., NC (Book 18,pg.10)

- Jacob JonesĄ (S.C.) of Franklin C., N.C. sold to Caswell Finch of Franklin Co., N.C., for a consideration of $837.00 167.5 acres: Beginning at a Blackjack, thence South 323 poles to a corner Pine, thence East 81 poles to a Red oak, thence North 323 poles to a Red oak, thence to the beginning.

- Witnesses: Josiah Bridgers and Jacob Jones Jr.
- Signed Jacob Jones (S.C.)
- Proved 1819


1818, April 17

NEWSPAPER OBITUARY - THE RALEIGH REGISTER

- "Jacob Jones Sr. died April 8, 1818 at his residence in Franklin County--age 89."

- Note: He owned a plantation and raised tobacco on the banks of the Tar River near the present town of Louisburg, N.C. He Prospered. We do not know his wife's name. We also know from studying old land deeds that Jacob acquired and donated the land for the very first Baptist Church constructed in the region. He lived to the age of 89,dying in 1818. On the death of Jacob Jones Sr., his entire 477 acres were taxed to his son, Jacob Jones Jr., who held it at least through 1834


1819, January 10

DEEDS - Franklin Co, NC (Deed Book 18)

- James D. Jones sold a tract of land that previously belonged to Council Jones, dec'd

- Witnesses: Joshua Jones and Jacob Jones (S.C.)


1820

1820- FRANKLIN CO.,NC CENSUS

- Keziah Byrd (Capt. Jackson's District)


1821, September 1

DEEDS - Franklin Co, NC (Deed Book 20, p 32)

- Keziah Bird- deed of gift to her grandson Edward N. Jones and to her daughter Nancy Daniel.


1822, April

SALE OF ESTATE OF BENJAMIN BRIDGES - Franklin Co, NC Sale of Estate of Benjamin Bridges

- Buyers: Jacob Jones

- Note: Now that his father is dead, he has gone back to just Jacob Jones


1824, January 20

DEEDS - Franklin Co, NC (Deed Book ?, page 359)

- Josiah Eley Lankford sold a tract of land formerly conveyed by deed of gift from Kezia Byrd to Edward N. Jones


1827, May 29

NEWSPAPER - RALEIGH REGISTER ON June 5, 1827 - Probably Nash Co., NC

- Joshua Jones,of Franklin Co. to Susan Sorsby of Nash Co., May 29,1827.


1830

1830 FRANKLIN CO., NC CENSUS

- Jacob Jones (b. l770-l780)
- Joshua Jones Sr., page 326 Perries District
- Another Joshua Jones is listed on page 327 in this same district


1833

INTESTATE - Montgomery Co, Tennessee

- Joshua Jones died intestate in Montgomery Co.,Tenn., in 1833.

- Administrators: Thomas Hunter, Julius Johnson.

- Witnesses: David H. Nicholson and John Teasley.


1834, March 17

SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY - Montgomery Co, Tennessee

- Purchasers: John Jones, J? Nicholson, Jordan Jones, John Walker,Julius Johnson, Martin Walker, Agnes Jones, J. J. Williams, LL Reed, James Sutton, Wm. Jackson, Phillip Adams


1834, June 30

DEEDS - Franklin Co., N.C., Deed Book __, p ___:

- Jacob Jones of Franklin Co., N.C., Attorney in fact for the heirs of Joshua Jones, dec'd., late of Montgomery Co., Tenn.,gave Willie Jones a deed for land situated in Franklin Co., N.C.


1834,October

COURT RECORDS - Montgomery Co., Tenn

Division of Slaves to heirs of Joshua Jones.)

 Ephriam   		to 		Lucy   Jackson
 Mary			to 		Jordan Jones to Wesley Jones
 Elza         		to 		Wesley Jones  
 Winny       		to 		Joshua Jones
 Sam     	        to 		Agnes  Jones
 Nellie   		to 		Nancy  Walker
 Buffin   		to 		Judah  Nicholson
 Westly   		to 		Sarah  Jones
 Nancy     		to 		Mary   Johnson
- Witnesses: Thomas Williams, Henry Dandy, Thomas Ryan.

- (Note - In comparing the names of these slaves with the ones will to Joshua Jones by his father, Jacob Jones Sr. in Franklin Co., NC l8l8 leaves little doubt that this is the same Joshua Jones, formerly of Franklin Co, NC.)

My   Franklin   County,   North   Carolina   Ancestors

DIRECT ANCESTORS

Willim BOON and wife Rebecca ENGLISH

Jacob JONES SR. and wife ?

James DENBY and wife Patience NOTFLEET

Council JONES and wife Susannah DENBY

Margaret JONES and husband Kinchin BOON Sr.

COLLATERAL LINES

BYRD, THORNTON, BONDS, MILNER, ELEY, WALKER STALLINGS
LANKFORD, WEBB, ABERNATHY, UZZELL, WILSON,

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