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Taylors mentioned:
Greene Taylor Amos Taylor Amos Taylor 2 Cornealious Taylor Cornelius Taylor Edwin Taylor Edwin Taylor 2 Eliza. Taylor Frederick G. Taylor F. G. Taylor Green Taylor Green Taylor 2 Isaac_Taylor Isaac_Taylor2 James Taylor John Taylor 2 John Taylor 3 Joseph B. Taylor Lewis H. Taylor Richard B. Taylor the Taylor Place
 

Lenoir County Overseers

Source: Russell King, accessed 17 Sep 2008

Road Overseers, 1826 - 1862

{Explanatory Note: Before there were sales and gasoline taxes, before there was asphalt & multi-national construction companies, southern roads were built and maintained by the community's labor. If a road served your land or home, you were expected -- as your civic duty -- to help in keeping it up. County courts appointed overseers for each section and directed who would work on it.

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The genealogical value of this information is that it places persons in specific areas at specific times and tells you who some of their neighbors were.

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We have extracted only those records mentioning Taylors.}

 

LENOIR COUNTY OVERSEER APPOINTMENTS

October 1826

Greene Taylor - of the road in place of Shepard Jones and the usual hands work theron under him. Exe. as above {"Executed by delivering a copy of the within in Oct. Sherriff Jos. Loftin by F. B. Loftin."}

Richard Nobles - in the place of Isaac Taylor (Trent) and the usual hands work on said road under him.

January 1827

Richard Nobles Jr. - road leading from William's Mill to the fox pond in place of Isaac Taylor (Trent) and work the usual hands.

July 1827

Shadrack Wooten - road extending from Greene County line near John Wootens to the Westernmost end of bear creek bridge near Joshua Moseleys in the county of Lenoir with the following hands viz. the hands of John Wooten, Eliza. Taylor, Sutton Hardy, Wm. Herring, Winafred Rouse, Joshua Rouse, Benja. Rouse, William Rouse, Nathan Daniel and Alex. Mosely

January 1837

Levi Mewboorn - extending from Solomon Scotts to John Hartsfield and work his own hands, Stanton Taylors, Jesse Hutchins and Solomon Scotts.

January 1839

John Taylor - extending from Deep run to the head of Joshuas creek and work the usual hands.

October 1840

Bryan Jones - extending from Fools point to the bridge across Neuse River & work the usual hands except Green Taylor

Green Taylor - extending from Jesse Jones's gate to the bridge & then up the other road to a Holly in Susan Jones's lane & work his own hands & Wm. Barwicks

April 1849

John Taylor - from the center of the bridge across South West Creek to a point the late residence of Wm. Jones dec'd and work the usual hands.

Octr 1849

Richard B. Taylor - from Fools point to the bridge across Nuse River near Kinston and work the usual hands.

January 1850

Frederick G. Taylor - from the crossroad above Solomon Scotts to the fork above Nancy Hartsfield and work the usual hands.

March 1851

Edwin Taylor - Taylor Jr. extend to work the road over which he is overseer to the branch South of Mrs. Williams & work his usual Hands & Mrs. Williams

John Taylor - Extend in working the road to the branch South of Mrs. Williams & work the hands on the South West bridge near Mrs. Williams

Edwin Taylor - from the fork near the South west bridge by Mrs. Williams to the road leading to White Hall and work the usual hands.

Mar 1853

John Tull - from the Briery to J. C. Washington land and work the hands of H. Tull which work on the plantation known as the Taylor Place.

Walter Dunn - from Kinston Bridge to Kinston & work the hands of Washington & White that work at their Hill W. C. Loftins that work at his Hall W. G. Taylor, Aretus Jones & his own

March 1854

Jesse B. Taylor - from the corner of Jesse Vause fence and running to the green County Lian and that the hands of Jesse Hartsfield, Jesse B. Taylor, Rich. B. Taylor, & Wm. G. Taylor work said road.

Amos Taylor - from Fools Point to the foot of Neuse Bridge and work the usual hands.

September 1854

Amos Taylor - from the Fools Point to the fork of the Bridge, a cross neuse river and from there to the Edge of the town of Kinston and work the hands that he now works and all the hands on the other portion of the Road (vz) Joseph Brugmans, Craven S. Jones, & James B. Cummings (J. W. Cox chairman)

January 1856

F. G. Taylor - from Solomon Scotts to the fork that leads from Blany Cokers to Wheat Swamp Meeting House and work the hands of Mrs. Hutchins and Mrs. Mewborns and his own. (Executed 27 Feb 1856 by William Fields, Sh)

March 1856

Joseph B. Taylor - from the Greenvill road to the Newbern road and L. H. Aldridge, Allen Brown, Louisa Barwick, Mathias Harvey, and Elizabeth Bond hands work under him. (Executed 10 Apr 1856 by William Fields, Sh)

July 1857

Wm. A. Jones - from the Duplin County line to the road at Mrs. irvins, and work the hands of Lewis Jones, Aretus Jones Sr., James Davis, Jobe Leary, John Davis, Levi H. Carter, Samuel S. Howard, Cornealious Taylor, & Silas M. Turner.

September 1857

W. A. Boyett - from the Duplin County line to the wild pond and work the hands of Isaac Stroud, M. C. C. Lawson, Jerman Davis, Ivey Davis, Rich. Tindal, Danl. Holland, Lott Stroud, Lewis Herring, Curtis Tindal, Isaac Heath, Henry Heath, Bryant Carter, Isaac Stroud, Rich. Stroud, Sam'l Stroud, Wm. I. Taylor, Jas. Basden, Jno. W. Taylor, Lewis H. Taylor, Jas. W. Boyett & David Quinn. (Executed by E. Goodman DS)

Nathan Hill - from vine swamp to deep run; and work the hands of Oliver Herring, Michael Tilghman, William Devenport, John Devenport, Hardy Davis, James Taylor, Bryan Devenport, Zack Hill, Alexander Grady, John Gray, Lewis Devenport, and Nathan Hill. (Executed by E. Goodman)

Sept 1858

Jobe Leary - from the Duplin County Line to the cross roads at Mrs. Irvins, and work the hands of Lewis Jones, Aretus Jones, James Davis, Levi H. Carter, S. S. Howard, Cornelius Taylor, S. M. Turner & his own.

March 1859

John Taylor - from the muddy cause way to fools point and work the hands of S. E. Loftin, Needham Loftin, Eli N. Loftin, John Lewis, the hands of the Warters land, his own, and all the hands that live in said District of Road.

Jarman Davis - from the Duplin County line to the wild pond and work the hands of Isaac Stroud, M. C. C. Lawson, Ivey Davis, Richard Tindal, Daniel Holland, Lott Stroud, Lewis Herring, Curtis Tindal, J. Heath, Henry Heath, Bryan Carter, Isaac Stroud Jr., Richard Stroud, Samuel Stroud, W. J. Taylor, L. H. Taylor, J. W. Boyet, David Quinn and his own.

Nathan Hill - from vine swamp to the hill on deep run above J. K. Grady's and work the following hands: Oliver Herring, Michael Tilghman, Wm. Davenport, John Daven- port, Hardy Davis, Jas. Taylor, Zach Howard, Bryan Davenport, Alex Gray, Jno. Gray, Elisha Grady, J. K. Grady, his own and any other hands that may live in said district of road.

Aquillla Aldridge - from the fork of the road at the corner of Alexander Wilson's fence, to falling creek, including one half of the bridge, and work the hands of John S. Aldridge, Thomas W. Dawson, Lemon Deal, Mathew Smith, Wm. Warters, Freeman Smith, Stephen Dunk, Warren Taylor and all others that may live in said District.

January 1861

Wm. H. Warters is extending from the fork of the road at Alexander Wilson's fence to Falling Creek including one half of the bridge and work the hands of Thomas W. Dawson, Lemon Dail, Mathew Smith, William Warters, Freeman Smith, Stephen Dunk, Warren Taylor, and all others that may live in said District of Road.

July 1861

Bryan Davenport - from Vine Swamp to the Hill on deep run above John K. Grady & work the following hands: Oliver Herring, Michael Tilghman, Wm. Devenport, John Devenport, Hardy Davis, James Taylor, Zack Howard, John Gray, John K. Grady, his own & all others that may live in said district of road.

January 1862

Wm. G. Taylor - from the center of Ferry Branch to South West Creek near Mrs. Nancy Williams and work all the hands that may live in said district of Road.


Mr. King includes notations at the front & back of the book indicating that it fell into the hands of J. K. Muns, a Union soldier (who apparently gained access to the Lenoir courthouse) during the Civil War.


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