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  E-mail: 9/11/03  
 
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2003 8:05 AM
Subject: Re: [Wat-sc] On the trail of ancestors of Joseph Watkins,Sr.'s (d.ca.1827, Pickens/SC)


Lee, I wrote to you several years ago about the connection of Stokes, Rowan, and Surry counties in NC and I pursued this until family events interfered with my research.  I saw enough in Surry at the time to believe that there was a connection of the Joseph Watkins, Sr. family to Surry.  .The following is info I collected at that time and I have more in my notes somewhere which I will attempt to find later.  .

“The families in Pendleton and Greenville Districts were from Stokes County, NC., originally Rowan County, where they lived in the 1770’s.”

 “Capt. John Kees was granted land on Tugaloo 10 Jan. 1787, which he sold 5 Feb. 1801 to David Barton. He, Jacob and Elijah Kees were in Pendleton in 1790.  Peter Keys and wife, Lettie, and John and Joshua Keys lived some distance away in what is now Anderson County.”  Pg. 34

1800 Census of Pendleton District, South Carolina, Compiled with an introduction by William C. Stewart, Foreword by Carleton E. Fisher, published by National Genealogical Society

I recall reading also that a man named Cleveland organized a group from Rowan County to migrate to the Tugaloo River area of the Pendleton District.

 

These are census records I have to date but don’t vouch for it being a thorough search of these NC counties.  I recently sent some of this to Lois and it appears that she has been following up on it.

 

1771 EARLY TAX LIST  –  SURRY COUNTY, NC

Watkins, Henry

 

1786 TAX LIST - SURRY COUNTY, NC, AKINS DISTRICT

Watkins, George 400, 1, white

 

1790  CENSUS – STOKES COUNTY,  NC  PAGES 179 AND 180

Thomas Watkins     10300  pg.179
Compare to Thomas Watkins in Pendleton District, SC 1800

Jewel (?) Watkins  11400 pg.179
Wadkins, Henry  - 41800  pg.180

Smith, John    43200  pg.180

 

1790 CENSUS - ROWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

Frick, Jacob -  1 2 1 0 0   1062

Frick, Henry - 2 4 2 0 0  1061

Note: The three Fricks brothers who married JosephWatkins, Sr.’s daughters were the sons of  Henry Fricks of  Rowan County, South Carolina and grandsons of  Jacob Fricks.

 

ALL OF THE FOLLOWING  ON SAME PG. - 1790 SURRY COUNTY, NC CENSUS

Joseph Watkins   - 1 2 5 0 0 pg.184  line 5

Watkins   George                1 2  6  0  0  pg.184 line 2

See also George Watkins 1840 Pickens County, SC

Denny, (?)Samuel  12300 pg. 184

Johnson, John  20100  pg. 184

Johnson, John  12500  pg. 184

Johnson, Isaac  10000  pg. 184

Denny, Hezekiah  14600  pg. 184

Denny (?) William  22500  pg. 184

Roach, John  10100  pg. 184

Roach, John, Junr.  11100  pg. 184

See also John Roach connection to Henry Watkins, Sr. - Pickens County, SC

 

1800 CENSUS – SURRY COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
Joseph
Watkins   11101-21110 pg.698

Note: James Watkins is recorded on line under this household. 

Denny, Joshua 10100-10010 - pg.646

Denny, James 52001-2101000 p.618

 
     
  E-mail: 9/23/03  
 
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bev Harrell" <bevharrell@worldnet.att.net>
To: "Lois Grizzard" <lois4@roman.net>
Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2003 9:59 PM
Subject: NC records

 

Hope this works.  Let me know. Bev
 
bevharrell@worldnet.att.net

ROWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

1753-1868 ROWAN COUNTY, NC MARRIAGES  Source: Ref. 10 (uncopied)

Frick, Anna L. p. 119
Frick, Anne p. 65
Frick, Elizabeth pgs. 263, 347
Frick, Eve Ann pg. 24
Frick, George pg. 120
Frick, Jacob pg. 221
Frick, John pg. 236
Frick, Julia Ann pg. 142
Frick, Mary Ann pg. 423
Frick, Nancy pg. 292
Fritz, Jean pg. 98
Watkins, America pg. 212
Watkins, Eli  pg. 209
Watkins, Jinna pg. 209
Watkins, Judith pg. 90
Watkins, Leonard pg. 411

1779-1794 – ROWAN COUNTY, NC DEEDS Source: Ref. 7 (Uncopied)

Wadkins, John  2013, 2014  (2 Feb 1779)
Watkins, John  2194  (13 May 1779)
Watkins, Les  2902  (6 May 1785)
Watkins, N  2516  (10 Mar 1780)
Denny, Aaron  2001  (30 Jan 1779)
Frick, Henry  2961  (Nov 1784, David Woodson)
Frick, Jacob  3047  (Probably abt 1786, David Woodson)
Fritz, John  2753  (20 May 17 84)
Frick, Henry  178  (24 Mar 1794)

1784 - ROWAN COUNTY, NC VACANT LAND ENTRY Source: Ref. 8, Pg. 199

#2753, 20 May 1784  John Fritz 200 A on Rich Fk & adj Frederick Smith, Michael Zink, and Valentine Beard. 

1784? - ROWAN COUNTY, NC DEED ABSTRACT Source: Ref 2,  Pg. 183.

10: 68. 4 Nov 178_ . State Grant #736 @ 50 sh the 100 A to John Redwine, 298 A on both sides Reedy branch of S Second Crk adj Henry Frick & Jacob Beam.
NOTE: This date is probably abt 1784.

1785  - ROWAN COUNTY, NC VACANT LAND ENTRY Source: Ref. 8, Pg. 215

#2961, 21 Nov 1785  David Woodson 640 A. on Reedy Branch & the waters of Dutch Second Crk, adj Henry Frick, John Knop, John Redwine, Henry Fobencoider (?) & his own line. 

1786 - ROWAN COUNTY, NC DEED ABSTRACT Source: Ref 2,  Pg. 213

10:467.  23 Jan. 1786  John Redwine (signs in Ger.) as Johannes Ritwell & wf Sarah to George Harline for L160, 208 A on both sides Reedy Branch of Duct Second Crk adj Henry Frick & Jacob Beam, as a state Grant to John Redwine of 4 Nov. 1784.  Jacob Lofn (signs in Ger) another wit. also signs in Ger. Prvd Aug. Court 1786.

1786? - ROWAN COUNTY, NC VACANT LAND ENTRY Source: Ref. 8, pg. 221

#3047, No date (Probably 1786)  David Woodson 100 A. on the waters of Dutch Second Crk & _____, Jacon Kenopp, John Canopp & Jacob Frick, etc. 

1811 – ROWAN COUNTY, NC MARRIAGE Source: Ref. 10, pg. 69

Caster, Henry & Molly Caber, 1 Aug 1811; Mathias Frick, bondsman; Ezra Allemons, Wit. 

1823- ROWAN COUNTY, NC MARRIAGE  Source: Ref. 10, p 69

Casper, Peter & Catherine Fricks, 11 Jan 1823, Jacob Klotz,bondman;H. Giles, wit.
 

SURRY COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

1804 – SURRY COUNTY, NC DEED ABSTRACT Source: Ref 5, pg. 86

DB L, p 19, 25 Aug 1804  JAMES NEELY of Stokes Co NC to HENRY FRICK of Surry Co NC.  $60, 100 acres on the west side of Grassy Creek.  Joel Kerby, James Neely (seal) Samuel Neely, Senr Proved in Surry Co Court May Term 1805 by the oath of Sml Neely & ordered to be registered. Test: Jo Williams, C C; by Jo Williams, Jr,D C. 

1805 – SURRY COUNTY, NC DEED ABSTRACT Source: Ref 5, pg. 79

DB K, p 447, 25 Nov 1805 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA to JACOB FRICK. 50 acres No 2410, 50 shillings for eery hundred acres.  In Surry Co NC adjoining sd Frick’s old line: entered 12 Feb 1802.

STOKES COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

1815 STOKES COUNTY, NC TAX LIST

BEAVER ISLAND DISTRICT
Fricks, Wm?: 200 A valued @ $300.00; 1 WP Source: Ref. 11, pg. 13

 

REFERENCES

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