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FUCHSIA COLOR IS Tony L. Johnson, Peggy Johnson and Lee Johnson’s Relations mostly: Burton Farmer & Hatcher RELATIONS

BLUE IS CLUES TO HUDSON JOHNSON

GREEN IS KNOWN MICHAEL JOHNSON DNA INFORMATION AND CONNECTING INORMATIONHaplogroup I  -The I, I1, and I1a lineages are nearly completely restricted to northwestern Europe. These would most likely have been common within Viking populations. One lineage of this group extends down into central Europe. Haplogroup I dates to 23,000 years ago or longer. Lineages not in branches I1a, I1b or I1c are found distributed at low frequency throughout Europe  Group White Oak http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hjohnson/haplogroup.i.html#Group_White_Oak

Purple is my Cousin Joe Matlock’s Research

Haplogroup I  -The I, I1, and I1a lineages are nearly completely restricted to northwestern Europe. These would most likely have been common within Viking populations. One lineage of this group extends down into central Europe. Haplogroup I dates to 23,000 years ago or longer. Lineages not in branches I1a, I1b or I1c are found distributed at low frequency throughout Europe Group Sessile Oak  Maroon is the assigned color: Researchers are Avin Euell Johnson: John Kenneth Johnston: Terry Merrell Johnson: Dean Allen Johnson: Richard Johnson: Michael Lee Johnson: John Raines Johnson: Eugene F. Johnson: Robert Leonard Johnson: William Jefferson Johnson: Richard Karl Johnson: Robert Hugh Johnston: Jeffery M. Johnstone: David Keith Johnston: Lorne Alvin Johnston: William Bradley Maurice Johnston: Clifford Alexander Johnston: Richard William Johnston: Joseph Duant Johnston: George Edward Johnston: Philip Sherman Johnston: Oliver Renaud Johnston: David F. Johnston: E.D.L. Johnston: Robert Edward Johnston: Robert J. Johnston: Nancy Breidenthal

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hjohnson/haplogroup.i.html

Group Leader: Jeffery Johnson e-mail at:

 

Olive is the DNA LINE Researchers Leonard Johnson Todd A. Johnson: Carl Johnson: Roger Johnson: Paul Martin Johnson:: Bill Johnson: Damon Bruce Johnson: Henry Belt Johnson: Richard Gerald Johnson Jerry Johnson <nodigits@sbcglobal.net,

Haplogroup I2A -This subgroup of Haplogroup I is found within the Balkans countries at it's greatest frequency and diversity. These countries probably harbored this subset of Haplogroup I as a refuge during the Last Glacial Maximum. Group PIN OAK http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hjohnson/haplogroup.i1b.html

Group Leader is: Leonard Johnson

 

Indigo Color is: Haplogroup 12a Researchers Carl Johnson (brother of Charlotte JOHNSON) and  James Clifford Johnson: This subgroup of Haplogroup I is found within the Balkans countries at it's greatest frequency and diversity. These countries probably harbored this subset of Haplogroup I as a refuge during the Last Glacial Maximum. Group Burr OAK Group Leader: Charlotte JOHNSON  email: sjjo1234@yahoo.com

 

 

Lime is the Color assigned to this DNA GROUP OF JOHNSON RESEARCHERS and will be added to Current Files of Johnson and Allied Families in Faquier Co. Va. Halifax Co. Va. Pittsylvania Co. Granville Co. NC

 

Haplogroup R1b1   -Haplogroup R1b is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re-colonized after the last glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago. This lineage is also the haplogroup containing the Atlantic modal haplotype . Group Elm

Julian Bentley Johnson James Granville Johnson <bobmastr@zipnet.us> Judy: For William Thomas Johnson  <jmje36@aol.com>Floyd Junior Johnson: Ronald K. Johnson<jronson@msn.com>

Group Leaders is

 

 

Gold is the Color for descendants of Colonel Richard Johnson Lead researcher: Bonnie Flyhte e-mail is

 

Turquoise is the DNA of Jeffery Michael Johnson

Haplogroup E3a - Haplogroup E3a is an Africa lineage. It is currently hypothesized that this haplogroup dispersed south from northern Africa within the last 3,000 years, by the Bantu agricultural expansion. E3a is also the most common lineage among African Americans

Group Leader is

 

My Notes On This Group: The Roman Empire was the first to use troops all over the world they left blood groups ever where they went from Countries of Africa to England: The Roman Empire was one of the VAST spreading Empires in the World to first use troops of other Countries it conquered. The use of using other troops from Conquered Countries spread with each developing Empire.

 

Red is the County lines and Parish Lines: These lines can and will change people in a County or in a Parish. This is to serve as a Time line to show changes, in lines or in changes where families moved to from this area.

 

Teal is being used for Quaker dates, these are not the same as the Julian Calender for all the other information, these need to be transcribed to be used in a Julian Calender.

 

Quaker dates have not been translated Before the 1752 calendar change, the first month of the year was March. From: Mary E. Stewart  

 

In 1752 the new year began to be counted from Jan 1. Before that it ran from March 26-March 25, Julian Calender changed. So a date in July 1750 would be earlier in the same "year" as one in Feb 1750 (which once 1752 rolled around, would be thought of as the next year). From: Barbara Schenck

 

Rose Color is for Haplogroup R1b1   -Haplogroup R1b is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re-colonized after the last glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago. This lineage is also the haplogroup containing the Atlantic modal haplotype . Researchers matching this DNA ARE; James Russell Johnson, Samuel Frank Johnson, C. Thomas Johnson and Stephen Alexander Johnson http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hjohnson/Pedigrees/1195_et_all.htm.

Group Leader is

Haplogroup E1b1b1: This lineage is estimated to have originated in north-eastern Africa about 23,000 years ago. Some of its branches exited Africa during the Paleolithic, and today it can be found in Europe, the Middle East, and north and east Africa. Lines of LBJ coming off Samuel E. Johnson Descendants. Researchers are David F. Johnson, Brett Kerry Johnson: Orange Color:

 

Haplogroup R1bi is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re colonized after the last glaciail maximum 10-13 thousand years ago. This lineage is also the haplogroups containing the Atlantic modal haplotype: Group is Aspen; Color is Light Orange Researchers are Jane Johnson Williams, James Johnson born Ca 1718 died 1785 Brunswick Co. Va.

Group Leader is

 

Haplo groups R1b-R1b1C is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded through out Europes as humans re colonized after the las glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago. This lineage is also the haplogroups containing the Atlantic modal haplotype. Group is Black Oak: Color is Brown: Researcher is Dean Johnston: Thomas Johnson reside Pits.Co Va 1776 moved to Washington Co.

Group Leader is

 

Plum Color is Haplo group I2b1 Group Cherrybark Oak I2b:  The I2b lineage likely has its roots in northern France. Today it is found most frequently within Viking / Scandinavian populations in Northwest Europe and extends at low frequencies into Central and Eastern Europe. Researchers: Daryl Keith Johnson, Larry Dean Johnson, Mark Younger Johnson

Group Leader: Valerie Johnson

 

Blue-Grey is being used to show where German Dutch and Holland families lived and those connected to these families

 

These files come from numerous Johnson-Johnston-Johnstone-Jonson-Jonston researchers and Sent to Tony L. Johnson who compiled the information” Please share with Other researchers”

                      

Report made by Tony L. Johnson a descendant of Hudson Johnson and Agness Johnson of Bartons Creek, Dickson Co. Tn, Big Creek Hawkins Co Tn and Buffalo Creek of Henry Co. Va.

 

The link to the Johnson/Johnston/Johnstone DNA Project is:

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The link to the J/J/J Research site is:

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1722, Bertie formed from from Chowan


1729, Tyrell County formed from Bertie, Chowan, Currituck and Pasquotank

1735 October 5    (Will of) Edward Simmons (Simms)

October Court 1746 Wife & Executor:  Mary, dwelling, plantation;

daughters Elizabeth Holley 40 shillings;

Jane Holley 150 acres on the lower side of Watery Branch;

Martha, (m. Hood-BK) 3 cows and calves, 3 pewter basins, 3 large new pewter dishes, 4 pewter plates, 1 five gallon pott; Tomazin, 3 cows and calves, 2 large pewter basins, 3 large Pewter dishes, 4 pewter plates and a 3 gallon iron pott;

Hannah, 3 cows and calves, 2 large pewter basins, 3 large pewter dishes, 4 pewter plates, 1 4 gallon iron pott. 

Grand. Children:  John Jackson and Mary Jackson, 2 year old heifer each.

Witness:  Andrew Johnson, Frances Johnson, Benjamin Rawlins

(Abstracts of the Wills of Edgecomb County 1733-1756 

by Ruth Smith Williams & Margaret Glenn Griffin. pg 302)

 

Edward Simmons

 

These Simmons lived on Beech Swamp just s.e. of the town of Halifax, NC.  Benjamin Rawlins was a local deed / will writer.  There is no record of any Johnsons owning property in the immediate area until much later.  The Johnstons that were in the area were still more North east and were the William Johnston, Isle of Wight bunch.  This Andrew isn't part of them.

 

This is the only record I have found on these people.  I lack 2 county deed books being on the coast but I have now been through all grants.

 

Will run.  Thanks for what you do. 

Billy Key

J/J/J  #383  kit 80233

 

PS.  If you go to our JJJ site, the Thomas pedigree went out with further testing.  But they have never moved it. From: Wirelake

 

Benjamin Rawlins

Beech Swamp

John Jackson

Mary Jackson,

Elizabeth Holley

Jane Holley

Watery Branch

1739 Nov Court: Bertie NC Book E, page 532 John Jenkins of Edgecombe Co. to Benjamin Johnston, Nov. 2, 1739, 20 pds. for 600 acres on Yorahoh Swamp adj. John Blackman, WILLIAM BRASSWELL. Wit: James Barnett, J. Edwards, jurat. Nov. Court 1739 http://braswellgenealogy.blogspot.com/2007_09_01_archive.html

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1741, Edgecombe from Bertie


1741, Northampton County formed from Bertie

1743 WILLIAM JOHNSON Edgecombe County http://www.coastalcarolinaindians.com/research/johnson/

1746, Granville from Edgecombe

 

1743 April 9: Pg. 196. Captain John Spier of Terrill Co. to JOSEPH BRASSELL of Edge. Co. 9 Apr. 1743 10 pounds sterling money of Great Britain 100 acres on the north side of Deep creek where William Blackburn lived Wit: Thomas Blount, George Johnston, James Gainer Reg. Edge. Co. Aug. Ct. 1743 Robert Forster C. Ct. http://www.bracewellarchive.org/content/view/2/14/

1743 Aug: pg. 196. Captain John SPIER of Terrill Co. to Joseph BRASSELL of Edge. Co., 9 Apr. 1743, 10 pounds sterling money of Great Britain, 100 acres on the north side of Deep creek where William BLACKBURN lived. Wit: Thomas BLOUNT, George JOHNSTON, James GAINER. Reg. Edge. Co. Aug. Ct. 1743. Robert FORSTER C. Ct. http://braswellgenealogy.blogspot.com/2007_09_01_archive.html

1746, Granville from Edgecombe

1746 August 12   Barnaby "B" and Patience "P" Johnson, on sold to John Johnson for 21 pounds 10 shillings current Virginia money 100 acres north of Three Creeks on Plowman s Branch and land adjoining John Thorp, John Tuder and John Spence http://www.dmitchelljones.org/john2.htm

1746 Aug 19  Barny Johnson (Co not ID) from William Dortch (Co not ID) 25 pounds current money of VA. 200A more or less on the north side of Swift Creek, joining the mouth of a little branch, John Scott, William Hay and the creek a patent to the sd Dortch 5 May 1742. Wit: R. Whittington, William Hay. Reg. Edge, Co., NC Aug Ct 1746. R. Forster C CT. Hofmann, Margaret M., "Abstracts of Deeds Edgecombe Precinct Edgecombe County, North Carolina 1732 through 1758, Hofman, 1969, p 76. (DMJ-Note this land was transferred to Ralph Mason in 1766 by Arthur Johnson and his mother Patience Johnson. DMJ).  

1746 Aug 19 -Barny Johnson (Co not ID) from William Dortch (Co not ID) 25 pounds current money of VA. 200A more or less on the north side of Swift Creek, joining the mouth of a little branch, John Scott, William Hay and the creek a patent to the sd Dortch 5 May 1742. Wit: R. Whittington, William Hay. Reg. Edge, Co., NC Aug Ct 1746. R. Forster C CT. Hofmann, Margaret M., "Abstracts of Deeds Edgecombe Precinct Edgecombe County, North Carolina 1732 through 1758, Hofman, 1969, p 76.

 

(DMJ-Note this land was transferred to Ralph Mason in 1766 by Arthur Johnson and his mother Patience Johnson. DMJ) http://www.dmitchelljones.org/john4.htm

 

William Dortch

Swift Creek

John Scott,

William Hay

R. Whittington,

William Hay

 

1747 Feb 12: Edge. Co (Halifax) Db 3, page 266, deed date 12 Feb 1747, recorded Aug Ct 1748, William Taylor, Esq, Edge. Co to (Edwd Crowell), carpenter, county aforesaid for 5 pds sterling VA, a tract beginning at a (        ) tree being the corner bounds of Peter Johnson's land standing in Conocnary Swamp then up the edge of the swamp easterly till it meets with the aforesaid Taylor's line then westerly down Taylor's line till it comes to Peter Johnson's line from there to the first station, containing (seven) acres, (Wm. Taylor), wit (Saml. Hassner), Abraham Thomas (A).  Abstracted 1-23-06, NCA film C.047.40002, CTC. http://searches.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/nc/edgecombe/deeds/ehbk3b.txt
Notes: William Taylor
Notes: Edward Crowell
Notes: Peter Johnson
Notes: Conocnary Swamp
Notes: Samule Hassner
Notes Abraham Thomas 

 

1749 Feb 9: Edge. Co. (Halifax) Db 3, page 494, deed date 9 Feb 1749, recorded Aug Ct 1750, Gabriel Parker, Edge. Co, planter to John Parker, county aforesaid for 10 pds Va, a tract of 95 acres on the north side of Toisnot Swamp beginning at an oak in Isaac Ricks line then north 58 west 113 poles to a scrubby oak in Benjamin Johnson's line then along his line north 25 east 154 poles to a live oak in a small branch on Ricks' line then south 25 west 126 poles to the first station, signed Gabriel Parker (mark), wit Richd Bailey (R), Robert Hutchinson, Benjamin Joyner.  Abstracted 8-1-06, NCA film C.047.40002, CTC. Edge. Co. (Halifax) Db 3, page 494, deed date 9 Feb 1749, recorded Aug Ct 1750, Gabriel Parker, Edge. Co, planter to John Parker, county aforesaid for 10 pds Va, a tract of 95 acres on the north side of Toisnot Swamp beginning at an oak in Isaac Ricks line then north 58 west 113 poles to a scrubby oak in Benjamin Johnson's line then along his line north 25 east 154 poles to a live oak in a small branch on Ricks' line then south 25 west 126 poles to the first station, signed Gabriel Parker (mark), wit Richd Bailey (R), Robert Hutchinson, Benjamin Joyner.  Abstracted 8-1-06, NCA film C.047.40002, CTC. http://searches.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/nc/edgecombe/deeds/ehbk3b
Notes: John Parker
Notes: Gabriel Parker
Notes Toisnot Swamp
Notes: Isaac Rick
Notes: Benjamin Johnson
Notes: Richard Bailey
Notes: Robert Hutchinson
Notes: Benjamin Joyner
 
1749 July 22: Edge. Co (Halifax) Db 3, page 376, deed date 22 Jul 1749, recorded Aug Ct 1749, John Johnston, planter, late of Edge. Co to Duncan Lamon, county aforesaid for 7 pds VA, a tract being a patent granted to John Lott date (blank) one thousand seven hundred & forty (blank space), on the south side of Toisnot Swamp beginning at a pine on the north side 
of Mill Branch then south 40 east 126 poles across the Mill Branch to a pine then north 46 west 126 poles to an oak across the Mill Branch to the first station, signed John Johnston (mark), wit Edwd Moore, Bertha Redman (B) (his mark), proved by Bartholomew Redman.  Abstracted 1-27-

06, NCA film C.047.40002, CTC. http://searches.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/nc/edgecombe/deeds/ehbk3b.txt

 

Notes: John Johnson

Notes: Duncan Lamon

Notes: Mill Branch

Notes: Edward Moore

Notes: Bertha Redman

Notes: Bartholomew Redman

 


>
> 1750's)  (Pgs. 660-681) Muster Rolls of Edgecombe County Militia, North Carolina
> Captain Jacob Whitehead's company
>     Captain   Whitehead, John
>     Lieut.       Whitehead, Arthur
>     Ensign     Williams, Samuel
>     Sergeant Sellars, Benjamin
>                      Brightwell, William
>                      Wimberly, George
>     Corporal Williams, Benjamin
>                     Jones, John
>                     Young, Robert
>                     Coleman, Charles
>                     Bunn, David
>    Drummer Evans, Abraham
>    Soldier     Drake, Mathew        Anderson, William
>                     Pitman, Arthur         Johnson, Simond
>                     Parish, Edward        Mainer, Robert
>                     Bearns, Jacob          Dickenson, William
>                     Coleman, Robert      Strickland, Joseph
>                     Parker, Francis         Bond, Henry
>                     Allen, Rodger           Odum, Aron
>                     Standfield, John        Ross, Andrew
>                     Norris, William         Ross, James
>                     Wise, William           Cavenah, Neidham
>                     Stallings, John           Brdges, Samuel
>                     Hatcher, John          Brass, Jacob
>                     Hatcher, John Jun.  Stephens, Stephen
>                     Stallions, George       Bird, William
>                     Woodard, Moses       Battle, Elisha
>                     Pope, West                Floid, Thomas
>                     Exum, Thomas          Drake, Nathaniel
>                     Coleman, Charles      More, John
>                     Likes, John                Likes, Joshua
>                     Sumner, Joseph         Likes, Benjamin
>                     Cavenah, David        Jordan, Edward
>                     Norriss, John             Jordan, Joshua
>                     Bass, Edward           Wheatfield, Thomas
>                     Brasswell, Jacob       Likes, Joseph
>                     Thomson, William      Stallings, James
>                     Likes, William           Coleman, Aron
>                     Rose, Robert            Paitt, Abraham
>                     Brasswell, William    Holland, Thomas
>                     Tayler, William          Pitman, Thomas
>                     Jenkins, John            Pitman, Nathan
>                     Griffin, James           Young, William
>                     Phillips, Joseph        Curby, Humphry
>                     Rose, Thomas          Murphry, William
>                     Pitman, William        Bass, Abraham
>                     Cavanah, Aquilla      Wheatfield, Thomas, Jun.
>                     Wakins, John            Brasswell, Athur
>                     Pope, Hardeson       Lingly, William
>                     Strickland, David      Bass, Isaac
>                     Johnson, William      Sellers, Elijah
>                     Musselwhite, Leonard    O'Neale, John
>                     Barns, John                Thomas, Micage
>                     Standfield, Thomas   Skiner, Samuel
>                     Wise, John                  Andrews, John
>                     Williams, James         Privet, William
>                     Thomas, John            Hilliard, Jacob
>                     Beckworth, Henry      Hilliard, Robert
>                     Pitman, Joseph          Woodward, John
>                     Jordan, Jacob  Extracts from "Colonial Soldiers Of The South (1732-1774)" by Murtie June Clark  http://www.sellers-sellars-sollars-zellars.net/ncedge.htm 

 

1750/3/31, John Johnson, of St Andrew’s Parish in Brunswick Co, colony of VA Planter. Son William Johnson, negroes, reversion to his eldest son, if he leaves one, otherwise to his 2 dts Martha & Anne. Dts: Amey Mitchell, & Anne Jelks. Son, William Johnson, 180A land where I now live. Exor: son William. wit: John Carol, William Holloway, William Moseley. proved 1752, Feb Ct.  Edgecombe Co NC, Will Abstracts, 1732-1792, p 57 From: Sherrie Boone

 

So the William Johnson who is in Edgecombe County in March 30 1750 is the Son of John Johnson of St. Andres Parish in Brunswick County, his sisters are married on is now Amey Mitchell and other is Anne Jelks.

I was in touch with a Matlock recently. Our Mitchell DNA project manager doesn't match any Mitchells, but she matches 2 Matlocks who trace to Rockingham Co NC. She should connect to the James & Amey Mitchell line, which should connect to the Henry Mitchell line. From: Sherrie Boone

1750 May 15: Edge. Co (Halifax) Db 3, page 469, deed date 15 May 1750, recorded May Ct 1750, William Taylor, Edge. Co, Gent., to Henning Temble, said county, merchant, for 50 pds VA, a tract on the south side of Roanoke  River beginning at a white oak on the road leading to Johnsons Ferry then down a branch to (Callus Pollacks) line then along his line to John Pope's corner then along Popes' line to William Murphrey's line then along said Murphrey's line along a narrow ridge to the beginning, which land was formerly laid off for William Taylor, supposed to be 100 acres, and was by the last will and testament of William Murphrey was bequeathed to William Hurst and by said William Hurst conveyed to Capt John Stafford and to Anthony Stafford attorney for John Stafford conveyed to William Speight and by the said Speight conveyed to the said William Taylor by deed dated 17 May 1749, it being part of a tract granted to William Murphrey by patent dated 1 Mar 1721, signed Wm Taylor, wit Jno Bradford, James Barnes, Geo Nicholson.  Abstracted 1-
29-06, NCA film C.047.40002, CTC.

Notes: William Taylor

Notes: Henning Temble

Notes: Johnsons Ferry

Notes: Callus Pollacks

Notes: John Pope

Notes: William Murpheys

Notes: William Hurst

Notes: John Staffore

Notes: William Speight

Notes: Jonathan Bradford

Notes: James barnes

Notes: George Nicholson

 
1752  John Johnson, Edgecombe will needed
http://www.ncroots.com/Diane/SecStateMySurnames.htm 

 

1752 or 1753 March 14: Pages 401-403: JACOB FLOWERS of Edgecombe County to RICHARD RICKS acres on the north side of the Nottoway River, JACOB JOHNSON, sd. 
JOSEPH, THOMAS CRAWFORD, Horsepen Swamp, Broad Swamp, BENJAMIN BARNES, WILLIAM SCOTT, and ELIZABETH EXUM, S: JACOB FLOWERS (IF), W: ROBERT RICKS (signed, THOMAS LANGLEY (signed), and DENNIS HERN (signed) Southampton County, Virginia Deed Book 1 - 1749 to 1753

 http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/southampton/deeds/deedbk1.

Notes: Jacob Flowers

Notes: Richard Ricks

Notes: Jacob Johnson

Notes: Thomas Crawford

Notes Horsepen Swamp

Notes: Broad Swamp

Notes: Benjamin Barnes

Notes William Scott

Notes Elizabeth Exum

Notes: Robert Rick

Notes: Thomas Langley

Notes Dennis Hern

1752 May 2  Warren Andrews Edgecombe  His land on S side of Mill Swamp adj Solomon Johnson and Matthew Burnett. http://www.genforum.familytreemaker.com/goodwin/messages/4814.html

1752 Sep 25: John Benba/Bento to Thomas Gibson both of Edgecombe precinct £4 VA money 1 tract of 280ac N side of Kehukey Swamp, later mentions 250ac, Bento signed w/ mark, wits: Charles Johnson &William Hobb (A). [Halifax, NC Deeds 4-363]  Contributed  by Valentine Van Zee

1753 Born BARNABAS JOHNSON, Private, North Carolina Line, $20.00 Annual Allowance, $60.00 Amount Received, January 18, 1834 Pension Started, Age 81; was b in 1753 in Edgecomb Co VA [nb: NC]; lived in Cumberland Co NC at enlistment, & he for "a few years" after the Rev War, then moved to Johnston Co NC for several years, then returned to Cumberland Co NC & in 1827 he moved to TN where he applied 8 Oct 1832 Warren Co TN (RW Pension File S4448)

Barnabas Johnson S4448 NC Line: Soldier was born in 1753 Edgecombe Va ( This I believe would be in NC) Soldier lived there in Cumberland Co. NC at enlistment and he lived there a few years after the Revolution and then moved to Johnston Co. NC for several years then returned to  Cumberland CO NC and in 1827 he moved to Tn and he applied 1832 Oct 8 in Warren Co. Tn. PG 1841 Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files

Notes: Was this the same Barnabas Johnson who was mixed up in Augusta CO, VA, with the McFerrin, Philip Watkins, and Peter Watkins crowd, as in your Augusta CO, vA,  notes?  From: Geneology York Doris

 

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1757 May 7 Warren Andrews Edgecombe His land on S side of Mill Swamp adj Solomon Johnston and Matthew Burnett. http://www.genforum.familytreemaker.com/goodwin/messages/4814.html


1758, Halifax County formed from Edgecombe

1759 Hertford formed from Bertie, Chowan, and Northampton

1759 DECEMBER 25: Edgecombe Co.

Simon JOHNSON and William TAYLOR searchers from the mouth of Cokers lined out Swift Creek to the Falls of Tar River.

Selected Extracts transcribed by Francie Lane - flane@otn.net:

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NC Court Minutes of the Pleas & Quarter Sessions – 1757 – 1784 LDS Microfilm #0370142

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt

 

History of Swift Creek

 

Edgecombe NC Deed Book 05-439 30 Dec 1745 William Mearns of Swift Cr. Edg co. to William Bynam Junr for 15pds land on Fishing Creek adj Drake. Wit: Thos Hill, REBEKAH CANE, Wm Bynum. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/cain0001.txt

1746 Edgecombe, NC - Court Minutes -  Read the petition of Sundry inhabitants on the south side of Swift Creek praying a new road to laid out from the Bridge at Mr. Marvins? Plantation on Swift Creek to Peach Tree Creek and that the following to lay out the same, viz: JAMES CANE, Thos Drake, John Pope, Wm Walker, ... and that all the inhabitants on the south side of Swift Creek and above Col. Whiteheads Mill path do open and work on & clear this road.

Edgecombe NC Deed Book 03-330 16 Feb 1749 JAMES CANE to Kindred Carter for 5pds, 100a on north side of Swift Creek and below the Long Swamp, part of pat to sd JAMES CAIN 20 Apr 1745. s/ JAMES CANE. Wit: Edwd Moore, Wm Dortch

1752, Oct William Acock, . 22 Acres 300, No. 10 70-M On both sides the falls of swift creek, beginning at a pine NC - Granville & Johnston County Land Grants http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/johnston/deeds/granjohn.txt

03 Jun 1754 Edgecombe NC Deed Book 02-157 JAMES CANE to William Beckenham, 8pds, 100ac, on n side of Swift Creek on the little Swamp adj. Kindred Carter, pat of JAMES CANE 20 Apr 1745. s/ JAS CANE. Wit: Jacob Carter, Joseph x Fair. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/cain0001.txt

Edgecombe NC Deed Book 02-158 28 Nov 1754 William Beckenham to Kindred Carter for 8pds, 100ac; part of pat to JAMES CANE 20 Apr 1745 & he by deed to Beckingham 03 Jun 1754, on one side of Swift Creek on Little Swamp. Wit: John Speir, Wm Jones, James Dancy. proved by Speir

1756, May 11 Bryan, Needham  Acres 338, No. 161 70-A Beginning at a white oak on north side of swift creek NC - Granville & Johnston County Land Grants http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/johnston/deeds/granjohn.txt

25 DECEMBER 1759: Simon JOHNSON and William TAYLOR searchers from the mouth of <Cokers lined out> Swift Creek to the Falls of Tar River. EDGECOMBE NC COURT MINUTES -(partial) 1757-1784 http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt

1761, July 21 Brewer, John  Acres 487, No. 36 70-B On a branch of swift creek called Bazoy's branch, beginning at a white oak NC - Granville & Johnston County Land Grants http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/johnston/deeds/granjohn.txt

MARCH, 1762: Ordered that the following persons lay off road leading out of the road that crosses Swift Creek at the Bridge near RICKMAN’s store between the store and Greens Path and then near the Plumb Tree Bottom above < > into the road: Mathew DRAKE, Nath’l DRAKE, William DRAKE, Francis PARKER, Isaac HILLIARD, Thos MAIN (?), Henry BECKWITH, Thos FLOYD, John WILLIAMS, William BRASWELL, Francis JONES, William TAYLOR, Jacob HILLIARD, Thos. WILLIAMS, Jacob BRASWELL, Joseph SUMNER, Simon JOHNSON, Henry BRASWELL overseer and the following work on the same: Isaac HILLIARD, Henry BECKWITH, Ebenezer FOLSOME, William BRASWELL, William HUNT, Jacob Whitehead, DAWSON, William NORRIS, William HORN, Francis JENKINS, Edmund REVELL, John SPIKES, Thos. SPIKES, William SPIKES, John WOODARD, William DANIEL, Francis JONES, Mathew DRAKE, Nath’l DRAKE, Mary WILLIAMS. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txtEDGECOMBE NC COURT MINUTES -(partial) 1757-1784

SEPTEMBER, 1762 – Read the petition of sundry inhabitants of Swift Creek for a road. Ordered that the following persons be jury to lay out same beginning on south side of Creek near the old store house alias Col. WHITEHEADs store house in WHITTINGTONs Rode from the new down the road that crosses said Creek at John MIALS at or near John HATCHERs plantation; to wit: Jacob WHITEHEAD, Simon JOHNSON, Robert MANER, William ANDERSON, John HATCHER, Robert ROSE, Hardyman POPE, John SIKES, Arthur WHITEHEAD, Ebenezer FOLSOME, Henry BECKWORTH, Mathew DRAKE, Francis PARKER, Isaac HILLIARD, John STALLIONS, John HATCHER, Jr, Francis JONES, William LANGLY. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt EDGECOMBE NC COURT MINUTES -(partial) 1757-1784

1763, Jan. Charles  Bullock, 1 Acres 180, No. __ 70-A On the north side of swift creek and on both sides of Bush Branch NC - Granville & Johnston County Land Grants http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/johnston/deeds/granjohn.txt

1761, Jan. 13  Nathaniel Busby,  Acres 665, No. 72 71-L Beginning on a branch of swift creek, called white oak, including his improvement NC - Granville & Johnston County Land Grants http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/johnston/deeds/granjohn.txt

1763 Jan 1 Johnston Aycock,  330, No. __ 70-J On north side of Swift creek, beginning at a post oak Johnston County, NC - Granville & Johnston County Land Grants http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/johnston/deeds/granjohn.txt

APRIL, 1765: Ordered that John RAWLS & John DUNN with their companies repair the Bridge over Town Creek at Robert WRIGHTs and keep the same in repair till next July Court, and ordered that Leonard LANGSTON with his company repair the <?covered> Bridge on Tosneot and keep the same in repair until next July Court, and John BAILEY and Joshua PROCTOR with their companies keep Bridge on Swift Creek near Jacob POPEs till July Court. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt EDGECOMBE NC COURT MINUTES -(partial) 1757-1784

JULY, 1766: Sherwood HAYWOOD, Elisha BATTLE and William BELLAMY or any two of them appointed commissioners for < > building of the lower bridge on Swift Creek . http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt EDGECOMBE NC COURT MINUTES -(partial) 1757-1784

1767 Jan 12: John Lawhon & Elizabeth his wife of Johnston to William Rhodes of Johnston County - tract of land on Swift Creek, William Woods corner, William Lawhon's corner, 103 acres - land originally granted to John Lawhon by John Earl Granville bearing date 26th day of April 1754 - date of this deed 12th January 1767 Signed John Lawhon and Elisabeth Lawhon(her x mark)  Witnesses: John Smith (his x mark), Lamuel Taylor (his x mark)

JULY, 1767: Read petition of William BELLAMY for leave to build a mill over Swift Creek near his own plantation setting forth that the land on the south side of said creek is his own property and that the land on the opposite side belongs to Joseph John WILLIAMS of Bertie County. Ordered that Sherwood HAYWOOD, James WILLIAMS, Robert GRAY and John BAILEY caused to be laid of[f] an acre (continued two pages over) Land on each side Creek and value the same and report thereof make, &c and that Col. William HAYWOOD attend and lay off the same & also that summon issue to the aforesaid Joseph John WILLIAMS to appear at the next Court to show cause why the said BELLAMY may not have leave to build the said Mill agreeable to his petition.  http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt EDGECOMBE NC COURT MINUTES -(partial) 1757-1784

NOVEMBER, 1768: The commissioners for letting MIALS Bridge on Swift Creek report that they had let the same to William KINCHEN for £17.10 Procl. And that the same was finished according agreement. Ordered that the Sheriff pay him the sd. £17.10 http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt EDGECOMBE NC COURT MINUTES -(partial) 1757-1784

AUGUST, 1772 Ordered that Daniel WOODARD be overseer of the road from the Great Branch near GREGORY STALLINGS Path to Swift Creek Bridge & all the hands who formerly worked under WOODARD (except those ordered to work under Abraham Evans) together with the hands of Robert DIGGER & William ELLINOR work on the same. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt  EDGECOMBE NC COURT MINUTES -(partial) 1757-1784

1760 May 1- Edgecombe Co., NC:  Will Bk A, p. 3. John Bunn makes his will. Wife: apparently Ann. Sons: David and John. Exrs: __? __ and Bros-in-law: James Ricks and John Ricks. Wit: Edward Moore, John Barnes and William Johnson. Prov. June Court 1760.  Sept. Court 1760 John Ricks appointed guardian to David Bunn, orphan of John Bunn, dec'd. (Also 10 Jan. 1765, Jan. 1767, Jan, 1768 and Jan. 1770 James Ricks submitted in court accountings of his guardianship to John Bunn, orphan of John Bunn, dec'd.) Carolyn: CCA44@aol.com

1761 Aug 10: WILL JOHNSON(William Johnson)to CHARLES ALLEN. 10 Aug. 1761. 5 Pds. Va. money for 100 A. in Granville Co., adj. ad. Allen, CHRISMASS & CAPT. HAWKINS, to the Clear Glade, part of EARL GRANVILLE Grant 4 Nov. 1757. No witnesses. Ack: Bute Aug. Court 1764, BEN MCCULLOCH, C.C. Reg: 27 Sept. 1764, SUGAN JOHNSON, P.R.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncbute/dbook-a/dba-03.htm

 

1761 May 25: Edward JOHNSON married Mary LANGLEY (widow)   Edgecombe  http://www.genealogybuff.com/nc/nc-marr-j.htm

 

1761 Nov 16 - Arthur Johnson -Nathaniel Powell 700A in Edgcombe County-Including the Vacant land between Garret Wall, William Dortch, Arthur Johnson, Benjamin Mathews, and Davis Connel. S Jams Hall. Back of document read: "Powell Says the within Warrant is located by his other Entery Certified by me S Jos Moore. Hofmann, Margaret M., "The Granville District of North Carolina 1748-1763", Volume Four, Hofmann, 1993, P 163/164. http://www.dmitchelljones.org/john4.htm

 

Garret Wall,

William Dortch

Benjamin Mathews

Benjamin Mathews

Jams Hall

Jos Moore

 

1761 Nov 16-, Arthur Johnson -Nathaniel Powell entry 700 acres in Edgecomb Co Including the vacant land between Garrett Wall, William Dorch, Arthur Johnson, Benjamin Matthews, and Davis Connell (document is unsigned). Wit: (name not given) Hofmann, Margaret M., "The Granville District of North Carolina 1748-1763", Volume Four, Hofmann, 1993, p 164. http://www.dmitchelljones.org/john4.htm

 

 

 

1762 MARCH,:

Ordered that the following persons lay off road leading out of the road that crosses Swift Creek at the Bridge near RICKMAN’s store between the store and Greens Path and then near the Plumb Tree Bottom above < > into the road: Mathew DRAKE, Nath’l DRAKE, William DRAKE, Francis PARKER, Isaac HILLIARD, Thos MAIN (?), Henry BECKWITH, Thos FLOYD, John WILLIAMS, William BRASWELL, Francis JONES, William TAYLOR, Jacob HILLIARD, Thos. WILLIAMS, Jacob BRASWELL, Joseph SUMNER, Simon JOHNSON, Henry BRASWELL overseer and the following work on the same: Isaac HILLIARD, Henry BECKWITH, Ebenezer FOLSOME, William BRASWELL, William HUNT, Jacob Whitehead, DAWSON, William NORRIS, William HORN, Francis JENKINS, Edmund REVELL, John SPIKES,  Thos. SPIKES, William SPIKES, John WOODARD, William DANIEL, Francis JONES, Mathew DRAKE, Nath’l DRAKE, Mary WILLIAMS.

Selected Extracts transcribed by Francie Lane - flane@otn.net:

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NC Court Minutes of the Pleas & Quarter Sessions – 1757 – 1784 LDS Microfilm #0370142

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt

 

Notes: 1664 March 11: Nansemond Co: Francis Spike: 700 acres on the head of a creek Called Mathews Creek adjoining the land of William Eaton: Land Office Patents # 5, 1661-1666 vol 1 & 2 pg 205 on reel 5: Library of Virginia Archives Section

Notes:Descendancy Chart for Francis Speight Sr. who died in Nansmond Co. Va.

William Speight Capt. born Nansemond Co. Va. bef Feb 9 1696

Thomas Speight marrried Mary Hinton Born Nansemond Co. Va. died aft 1737 April 9 Bertie NC

Moses Speight married Mary: at Perquims NC, he was born in Va

Rachel Speight married Thomas Jordan at Nansemond Co. Va.

Ruth Speight married Joseph Jordan at Bertie NC she was of Bertie NC

Joseph Jordan and Ruth Speight children Sarah Jordan born 1739 Dec 13 Bertie Co. NC married William Armistead Sr. 1757 Sept 2, Bertie Co. NC she died aft 1818 Feb 12 in Bertie Co.NC

Contact e-mail for this  info fkroots@aol.com

 

Notes: Mathews Creek is the home of Henry Rowen who was first married to Alice, after his death Alice re married one John Watson and had Sarah Watson who was the wife of Michael Johnson. The Francis Spike families lived on this Mathews Creek in 1664 and some moved to Bertie County, which in 1741 lands became Edgecombe Co NC

 

1762 Aug 2- Arthur Johnson, -Samuwell (?) Hart entry 700A in Edgecomb Co joining Richard Whittenton, Garrett Wall, the Swamp, William ?, William Whitehead, and Arthur Johson. S Samuwell Hart (who signed with a mark) wit: Thos Hill. Hofmann, Margaret M., "The Granville District of North Carolina 1748-1763", Volume Four, Hofmann, 1993,P 125. http://www.dmitchelljones.org/john4.htm

 

Richard Whittenton

William Whitehead

Thos Hill

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER, 1762 –

Read the petition  of sundry inhabitants of Swift Creek for a road. Ordered that the following persons be jury to lay out same beginning on south side of Creek near the old store house alias Col. WHITEHEADs store house in WHITTINGTONs Rode from the new down the road that crosses said Creek at John MIALS at or near John HATCHERs plantation; to wit: Jacob WHITEHEAD, Simon JOHNSON, Robert MANER, William ANDERSON, John HATCHER, Robert ROSE, Hardyman POPE, John SIKES, Arthur WHITEHEAD, Ebenezer FOLSOME, Henry BECKWORTH, Mathew DRAKE, Francis PARKER, Isaac HILLIARD, John STALLIONS, John HATCHER, Jr, Francis JONES, William LANGLY.

Selected Extracts transcribed by Francie Lane - flane@otn.net:

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NC Court Minutes of the Pleas & Quarter Sessions – 1757 – 1784 LDS Microfilm #0370142

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt

 

NOTES: This is John Hatcher Jr WIFE IS Martha Tanner, s/o John HATCHER Sr WIFE IS Mary Hancock. by Nel Hatcher HATCHER-L@rootsweb.com

Notes: Robert Hudson II, born 1685 in Henrico County, VA; died 1757 in Swift Creek, Chesterfield County, VA. He married Martha Hancock Abt. 1720 in VA, daughter of John Hancock. She was born Bet. 1680 - 1686 in VA, and died April 02, 1758 in Chesterfield County, VA.

 

Notes; does this Connect to my Hancock Lines.

 

SEPTEMBER, 1762 –

Ordered jury to lay out road near Jno HATCHERs plantation up the nearest & best way to the road near WHITEHEADs old store house from whence by the Falls of Arthur WHITEHEADs mill swamp a little below the mouth of the Tarr with the new the (?nearest / inwardest?) & best way into JEFFRIES road about Francis PARKERS - to wit: Jacob WHITEHEAD, Simon JOHNSTON, Robt. MAINOR, William ANDERSON, Jno. HATCHER, (?Sr), Robert ROSE, Hardyman POPE, John SIKES, Arthur WHITEHEAD, Ebenezer FOLSOME, Henry BECKWORTH, Mathew DRAKE, Nath'l DRAKE, Fras. PARKER, Isaac HILLIARD, JOHN STALLIONS, Jno HATCHER, Jr, Francis JONES, William LANGLEY, and that the following hands work & clear the same, to wit: William BRASWELL, Sr., David BRASWELL, William HUNT, Ebenezer FOLSOME, William DANIEL, Isaac HILLIARD, Francis JONES, Mary WILLIAMS & that Henry BECKWORTH be overseer of the above hands from Jeffries Road to Whitehead's store & that the following hands work on the same road from the old store to Hatcher's Plantation, to wit: Jacob

WHITEHEAD, William WHITEHEAD, Jno. JENKINS, Hardyman POPE, Wm. LANGLY, John STALLIONS, William TAYLOR, John SPIKES, John WOODARD, William SPIKES, Thos. SPIKES, Geo. HARRAL, West POPE, Simon JOHNSON, Elias HILLIARD, John HATCHER, Jr., Robert ROSE, Wm. HICKS, Robert TREVATHAN,

Jno. SIKES, Robert MAINOR, Jesse (?Freas/ Francis?), Aaron <illegible>, Wm. ANDERSON, Joseph PHILIPS, Sarah ROSS, Thos. Pre***? & John NAILS & that Simon JOHNSON be o'seer of same.

Selected Extracts transcribed by Francie Lane - flane@otn.net:

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NC Court Minutes of the Pleas & Quarter Sessions – 1757 – 1784 LDS Microfilm #0370142

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt

 

NOTES: This is John Hatcher Jr/Martha Tanner, s/o John Sr/Mary Hancock. by Nel Hatcher HATCHER-L@rootsweb.com

 

Ordered John BELCHER orphan of Geo. BELCHER, age 16, bound to Joshua JOHNSON to learn art & mystery of a carpenter.

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NC Court Minutes of the Pleas & Quarter Sessions – 1757 – 1784 LDS Microfilm #0370142

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt

 

John BELCHER orphan of Geo. BELCHER

 

Joshua JOHNSON

 

1764 Jan 27 Arthur Johnson -William Whitehead & his wife Abba of Halifax Co to Moses Cox of Edgecombe Co. 150A by to sd Whitehead 25 Mar 1748, on the north side of Swift Creek, joining Arthur Johnson. Wit. Samuel Sorsby, Jno Whitaker Apr Ct 1765. Bradley, Jr, Dr Stephen E., "Edgecombe County, North Carolina Deeds, Volume 1: 1759-1768", p 76. Deed BK C p 312 http://www.dmitchelljones.org/john4.htm

 

William Whitehead

wife Abba Whitehead

Moses Cox

Swift Creek

Samuel Sorsby

Jno Whitaker

 

1764 Feb 1- Arthur Johnson -Jacob Whitehead, Jr of Edgecombe Co. to Jacob Whitehead of same 20 lbs VA 400 acres which was part of Granville Grant to sd Jacob Whitehead dated 1761, on the south side of Beach run, joining Wm Taylor. Wit. Mathew Sellers, Wm Dorch, Saml Hart, Arthur Johnson. Jan Ct 1766 Jas Hall CC. P 83. Bradley, Jr, Dr Stephen E., "Edgecombe County, North Carolina Deeds, Volume 1: 1759-1768", Deed BK C p 381. http://www.dmitchelljones.org/john4.htm

 

Jacob Whitehead, Jr

Beach run,

Wm Taylor

Mathew Sellers

Wm Dorch

Saml Hart

 

1764 Nov 20 Mary JOHNSON married Jacob FLOWERS  Edgecombe Co. http://www.genealogybuff.com/nc/nc-marr-j.htm 

 

 

JULY, 1765:

Ordered John BELCHER orphan of Geo. BELCHER, age 16, bound to Joshua JOHNSON to learn art & mystery of a carpenter.

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NC Court Minutes of the Pleas & Quarter Sessions – 1757 – 1784 LDS Microfilm #0370142

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt

 

1766 Aug 26-, Arthur Johnson to Ralph Mason. 106 lbs 5 shillings. 200 acres by patent to Wm Dorch 5 May 1742, on the north side of Swift Creek, joining Moses Cook. Wit: Also signed by Patience Johnson the mother of sd Arthur. Wit: Nathl Powell, Wm Blackburn. Oct 1766 Court Jas Hall CC. Bradley, Jr, Dr Stephen E., "Edgecombe County, North Carolina Deeds, Volume 1: 1759-1768", P 85. Deed BK C p 402.

Researchers Notes: (DMJ-This land was sold to Barny Johnson in 1746 by William Dortch. Since Arthurs mother signed this deed also and it had been Barny Johnson land then Barny must have been the father of Arthur Johnson.) Other Johnson researchers have Barnabas Johnson the Revolutionary Soldier that died in Warren Co., TN as the son of Barnaby Johnson. The records only show Arthur Johnson as the son of Barnaby. In Cumberland Co., NC records there was a close relationship of Arthur and Barnabas Johnson and I think Barnabas was the son of Barnaby or at least a brother of Arthur. Question is was Patience the daughter of Hugh Matthews. Hugh Matthews in his will, made 7 Nov. 1747, mentioned his daughters, Hester Johnson and Patience Johnson. Hester was the wife of William Johnston son of Benjamin Johnston Sr. Children of Barnaby Johnson and Patience____:
+ 13. i. Arthur Johnston b ca 1741 VA m Eddy (Eady)
 http://www.dmitchelljones.org/john2.htm

Ralph Mason

Moses Cook

Patience Johnson the mother of sd Arthur

Nathl Powell

Wm Blackburn

 

 

1768 Nov. 17: married Jonas Johnston or Jonas Johnson wife Esther: W21470 NC Line: widow applied 1839 Nov. 23 Edgecombe Co. NC age 89 and soldier had lived there at enlistment. Soldier died 1779 Jul 29 at the home of Thomas Armis on Downing Creek on the SC & NC Line. Soldier and widow had married 1768 Nov 17 at the home of Aquilla Sugg in Edgecombe Co. NC.

 

Widow referred to soldier as Col. Jonas Johnston:

Children were

Elizabeth Johnston born 1772 Feb 9:

Prudence Johnston born 1775 March 15:

Mary Johnston born 1776 Dec 30:

William Johnston born 1779 Feb and died 1793 Nov 7:

Soldiers father Jacob Johnston died 1781 Dec 11:

Soldiers father was referred to as husband of Mary Johnston widow died 1841 Jan 19 and Peter Hines of Edgecombe Co. NC was executor of her estate. Widows surviving children in 1847 were Prudence Hines and Mary Ruffin. Pg 1863:  Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files

 

 

[Methodology: Spelling, punctuation and grammar have been corrected in some instances for ease of reading and to facilitate searches of the database. Also, the handwriting of the original scribes often lends itself to varying interpretations. Users of this database are urged to view the original and to make their own decision as to how to decipher what the original scribe actually wrote. Blanks appearing in the transcripts reflect blanks in the original.]

 

To the Honorable William L. Marcy Secretary of War

On behalf of the Distributees of the late Mrs. Ester Johnson widow of Colonel Jonas

Johnson of the Revolutionary Army, this case has been again carried before the Commissioner of Pensions upon new evidence, and rejected by him; An appeal is respectfully passed or from his decision to you.

 

This case has been allowed for heretofore, for six months service, and that for the last six

months service rendered by Col Johnson immediately preceding his Death. He died in service on the 29th day of July 1779 on Drowning Creek in South Carolina on his march Home.

 

 The Commissioner admits that Col. Johnson was appointed a Major in Edgecombe

County on the 22nd of April 1776. And Mrs. Ester Johnson his widow, in her Declaration for a pension declares her Husband entered the Army as a Captain. Thomas Bentley 376.15.5 dated November 1776. We claimed that so much of this some of money as paid Col. Johnson for his Military services as Major as testified to by the foregoing witnesses from March to November 1776 was his in that character. And which proves his length of service between those states to have been 8 months. The balance of this sum was paid to Henry Horn, and for arms. The Comptroller further certifies that Col. Johnson received for himself and for others for their services in November 1777 the sum of £129.9.7. He also certifies that other sums of money were paid to Colonel Johnson in 1778 and 1779, many of them large showing his great connection with Military service in North Carolina. The Testimony in the case does not sufficiently locate those particular sums, to specified service, though they all imply it, too strong to be doubted. But the Parole Evidence for the Pro rata of service, to meet these various sums and payments is to be found in general terms, in the depositions of Mrs. Catharine Johnson, 1 a Revolutionary Pensioner proves that Col. Johnson served at Wilmington, and in that section of country from March to October 1776. John Bryan 2 another Revolutionary Pensioner proves the same service. Henry Barnwill [sic, Barnhill] 3 another Revolutionary Pensioner proves the same service. Also Micajah Pettaway 4 & Dr. Robert Williams 5 two other Revolutionary Pensioners, and Mrs. Catharine Johnson, all prove in part the same service. This evidence also well supported for credibility has all been rejected by the Commissioner & set aside. To fortify this Parole Testimony, in behalf of the Claimants, I adduce the certificate of the Comptroller of North Carolina which is on file, showing that in "a Book of Settlement of the Army of towns at Kingston, the name of Col. Jonas Johnson is associated with the name of Henry Horn, and that they have received for their services, and for purchasing of Guns in Edgecombe County the sum of

 

 

1 FPA S8063

2 FPA W9747

 

3 Henry Barnhill S6579

 

4 Micajah Pettaway (Petway, Pettway) S3668

 

5 Robert Williams S7922

 

Doctor Robert Williams and in the Declaration of Mrs. Ester Johnson for her Pension. What portion of service Colonel Johnson rendered between his tour to Wilmington and his tour to South Carolina, where he died, embracing and pertaining to these various psalms, and what portion of these various psalms he received for his services, can only be left to liberal estimation, as the Commissioner admits Colonel Johnson to have been a very meritorious officer.

 

According to the Parole Evidence, as well as the Recorded proves in this case, it is very

evident that Colonel Jonas Johnson served as a Captain a Major & a Colonel in the

Revolutionary war for the full period of 18 months. Six months of which have been allowed & paid for. Leaving one years pay due.

 

Similar recorded proofs to this, in the case of Colonel Johnson from the Comptroller of

North Carolina showing from his Books these statements have governed the Commissioner heretofore in allowing the claims for a Pension to the widows of Colonel James McKizzie [?] of Arkansas formerly of North Carolina and these proofs have directed him, in very many other cases to allow the claims. It is much to be regretted then, that his departure, should now appear, not allowing him to apply the same just rule in the case of the widow of Col. Jonas Johnson, who he has in his various occasions often admitted, to have been an officer of great merit. I hope the decision will be reversed, as made by the commissioner, and the claim for one year further Pension may be allowed.

 

 I have the Honor to be most respectfully

 

 Your very Humble Servt.

 

 S/ Jno D. Hawkins

 

 In behalf of the Distributees of Mrs. Ester Johnson

 

 State of North Carolina, Edgecombe County

 

On this 23rd day of November 1839, personally appeared before me a Justice of the

Peace for the County of Edgecombe Mrs. Esther Johnston of the County now in the 89th year of her age, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth, on her oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed July 4th, 1836: That she is the widow of Colonel Jonas Johnston who entered the service of the State of North Carolina in the year 1776 as a Captain for Edgecombe County and by a reorganization of the Troops my husband was made a Major of the County in the same year, in a short time after he was raised to the rank of Colonel of Edgecombe. My husband was actively engaged from the commencement of the revolution in service both in this State and the State of South Carolina up to the last of the month of July 1779 at which time he died on Drowning Creek at the house of Thomas Arnis on the South Carolina line he being on his return from the Army in South Carolina as will more fully appear by his letters of that period filed as evidence.

She declares that her husband Colonel Jonas Johnson was on two occasions in service in the State of South Carolina comprising in all not less than 8 or 9 months. In the second expedition which was commenced in February 1779 and terminated with his death at Drowning Creek on the 29th day of July of the same year -- She his widow reaching the place a few days previous to his death.

 

 She further declares that she was married at the house of Aquilla Sugg in Edgecombe

County on the 17th day of November 1768, that her husband the aforesaid Colonel Jonas

Johnston died as before stated on the 29th day of July 1779; and that she has remained a widow ever since that period; as will more fully appear by reference to the proof hereto annexed.

 

 S/ Easther Johnston, X her mark

 

State of North Carolina, Edgecombe County

 

 This day personally appeared before me a justice of the peace for the County above

written Mrs. Easther Johnston of the said County who subscribed & sworn to the foregoing declaration in due form of law. I also certify that the family Bible of Colonel Jonas Johnston and his wife Mrs. Easther Johnston has been produced to me and I have cut from it the record of the births of their children and attached it to this declaration by 3 seals. I have had also produced to me the only remaining papers of Colonel Johnston to throw light on his revolutionary services; which comprises six letters written by Colonel Johnson [sic] to his wife while in service in South Carolina in which I have placed in an envelope sealed, with my name on it -- The commissions and other papers of Colonel Johnson his widow declares have been long since destroyed by moths and were burnt not knowing they would be of service. I also certify that the very enfeebled state of Mrs. Johnston's health and her blindness prevent her from attendance at a Court. I also certify that she has produced to me an entry in a family book of the period of the death of Colonel Jonas Johnson which is in the proper handwriting of Colonel Amos Johnston

the Brother of Colonel Jonas Johnston -- which I have also affixed to this declaration by 3 seals.

 

Given under my hand and seal this 23rd day of November 1839.

 

 S/ Jno F. Hughes, JP

 

The Ages of Jonas Johnston

 

And Esther his Wife Children

 

Selah Johnston was born the 25 day of May in the year 1770

 

Elisabeth Maund Johnston Was Born the 9th Day of February In the Year 1772

 

Prudence Johnston was Born The 15th Day of March in the Year 1775

 

Mary Johnston was born the 30 Day of December in the Year 1776

 

William Johnston was Born the 24th Day of February 1779

 

Set Down by John Chitty

 

Jonas Johnston Son of Jacob Johnston and Mary his wife Died July 29th 1779

 

Jacob Johnston Father of Jonas Johnston and husband of Mary Johnston Died the 11th Day of December 1781

 

William Johnston Son of Jonas Johnston and Esther his Wife Died on Thursday the 7th Day of Novr. 1793 [fn. 51

 

North Carolina Monday, August 21st, 1775

 

 At a General meeting of the Delegates of the Inhabitants of this Province, at Hillsboro the 21st day of August A.D. 1775 aforesaid. A majority appearing, continued their meetings from day-to-day until the 10th day of September 1775.

 

Thursday September 7th, 1775

 

 The Report of the Committee, appointed to bring in a plan for regulating Minute men and Militia being taken into consideration.

 

Resolved that -- the Province be divided into 6 Districts, as they stood hereto fore under

the Superior Court-Law, viz., at Edenton, Halifax, Hillsboro, Wilmington, New Bern and

Salisbury Districts. That a Battalions consisting of 10 Companies of 50 men rank and file, each, be raised in each District; and a Colonel, Lieutenant-Colonel, Major, ten Captains, ten Lieutenants, ten Ensigns, ten Sergeants, ten Drummers and ten Fifers be allowed for each Battalion. That the Field Officers for each and every Battalion be recommended by the several Districts, and appointed by the Congress, and that the number of men to be enlisted in the several Counties in the different Districts be also recommended by the several Districts, as nearly as may be the number of effective men in each County. That the Field Officers in each District appoint a suitable person or persons in each County to enlist-minute man, which said minute men, when their Companies are compleated shall choose their Captains, Lieutenants in Ensigns, and the said Captains Lieutenants and Ensigns of each Company shall appoint the respective non-commissioned Officers, That -- when any Company is compleated, and the officers chosen, the Captain shall give notice to the Chairman of the County Committee, who shall thereupon called the Committee together to review the said Company, at such place as the Chairman shall think

proper. And the Committee or a majority of them, finding the Company compleat with able and proper men, shall grant a Certificate thereof to the Captain. That -- the minute men so enlisted for 6 months, and whenever called into actual service, be subject – and bound by the rules and regulations for the Continental Army provided by the Continental Congress; That -- in case of Insurrections, Invasions or other emergency such Captain or Captains, as may be nearest to the scene of action or first informed of the danger, shall have power to order all or part of his or their man as may be necessary into immediate service, and shall give notice to be Colonel or Commanding Officer of the Battalion to which he or they belonged, and the Colonel or Commanding Officer shall upon such information from a Captain or in the first instance have power to order all or every part of the Battalion as he shall think proper into service, and marched them to any part of his District, but he shall give notice to the Committee of Safety of his District, and shall be subject to their orders when convened. But as soon as the provincial

council shall meet the power of the Committees of Safety shall cease, with respect to such Battalion, in the Colonel or Commanding Officer thereof, shall be subject to the control of said Council.

 

 [cover: fn. 39: “Jonas Johnston to Gor. [Governor] Caswell May [sic, June] 1777 To His

Excelency [Excellency] Ritchard [Richard] Caswell Esqmiar [Esquire] Capt. Generall [General] of the State of North Carrilina [Carolina]]

 

Edgecombe County June the 13 day 1777

 

 To His Excelency the Govner [governor] and gentill Men [gentlemen] of the Councill

[council] at State—

 

Sir this is to inform your Exetincy [Excellency] and gentill men at the Counsill [Council] that about 10 days ago Colenal [Colonel] Jurdin [? Jordan?] returned a List of dessarters [deserters] numbered in This County when I Imediatety [immediately] Issued Orders to Every Captain in the County to Search their dustricts [districts] for the same amongest [amongst] howme [whome] was Tristem Noswary [Tristan Norsworthy?] and Matha Joiner [Matthew Joiner, Joyner ?] who did not consider Them sulves [themselves] as dessarters for the reasons shore [shared] In by dissistions [desertions] hearing in Closed [enclosed] But Came to orth [?] with and surendered [surrendered] them sutves [themselves] to me and only Beged [begged] it as usoven [?] of me to Lay ustate [? the state] of thenir [their?] case Be foar [before] you Excelency and Councill and

what ever is dutermined [determined] on they will rust [rest] perfectly satisfied with and shoouild [should] it Be the Sence [Sense] of your Excelency and Councill for them to ruturne [return] or not to ruturne to their ridgemunt [regiment] you will be kinde [kind] unufe [enough] to Lut [Let] me know that I may know how to proseed [proceed] with them and so no more at prusent [present] But Sir I Still remain yours Excelency and the Honerabell [Honorable] Councills moste [most] obudent [obedient] Humbell [humble] Servant

 

 S/ Jonas Johnston

 

[cover: fn. p. 36: “To Excelency Rich’d Caswell Governor of No Carolina This For favor of Mr. Bignal” “a Letter from Mr. Jonas Johnston 11th June 1778”]

 

Edgecomb [Edcombe] County June 11th 1778

 

May it please Your Excelency [Excellency] these Fieus [few] Lines Comes to Inform You that ON 14th of May We Raised Our Coto [? Quota?] of Men for this County 33 as Voluntears (Volunteers) The Others Ware [were] Balleted [balloted?] and pointed Out by the Field Officers and Are Nearly Ready to march Nothing more will Detain them Over 5 or 6 Days then [than] the Lack of Mony [money] to pay them their Bounty which I Hope Your Excelency Can Furnish me with and If in your power Sir & Plase [please] to Send it by Mr. Robert Bidgnal Esqr. The whole Amount if I am Not Mistaken is Just 4800 Dolars [dollars] Your Excelency Comploying [complying] with the Above Request will be Thankfully Acknowledge [acknowledged] by Your Most Obedient Friend and most Humbl Sert

 

 S/ Jonas Johnston

 

 [cover: fn. p. 32: “Excelency Rich’d Caswell Governor of Nth Carolina”]

 

Edgecomb [Edgecombe] County, may it please your Excelency [Excellency] Sir these Fieu [Few] Lines will inform you that on 23rd of this Instant Our Detachment Marched for Halifax all in High Spirits I have payed [paid] them their Bounty to a man the mony [money] I Borrowed at my own Risk Under And Expectation of Rescvig [Receiving? or Reserving?] of it when Mr Bignal Returned But he Informed me that the mony was not Come from the Northward and further, Informed me that Your Excelency and Council had Given the pay Masters a Draught on the Treasury for the Bounty of the Several Countys [counties] But as I have Payed my men at my own Risk and my Honour is now at Stake for the mony as I Borrowed it of Gentailmen [Gentlemen] whome [whom] will want it Shortly and if Your Excelency fail Sending it to me I must Either Forfeit my honour Or Send [?] my Own Estate and Yesterday Recerved [Received] a Letter from Mr. Bignal that Capt. Blunt [Blount] was Returned with mony from the Northward

from Your Ever Readiness to Serve the publick [public] the best Advantage and not to Let the Inocent [Innocent] Suffer with the Gilty [Guilty] I Hope if it is not quite Inconsistant [Inconsistent] with Your Duty you will Send me the Money by the Barer Mr. Richard Tomlinson and his Rect [receipt] Shall be Good Against me for what Ever Sum Your Excelency Please to Send in my Last to You I stated The whole Amount at 4800 Dollars but one of our men Died Before he Rec’d his Bounty so that 4750 will be the sum Now I Know my Enemise [Enemies] would Regoice [Rejoice] to See me fail Gitting [getting] the mony So that Either my Honour or Small Fortune might Sink as they Last weak [week] Failed in their Attempt Not withstanding their Great paines [pains] and another Lye bill [libel?] as Abominal [Abominable] as the Other, A Ballance [balance] of 72 Votes in my favour [favor] my all is Now at Stake and if I fail Gitting

the mony Great Youse [use] will be maid [made] to my Hurt Both of Honour and Estate Sir, I am

Your Excelency’s Most Obedient Humbl [humble] Servt [servant]

 

June 26th 1778 S/ Jonas Johnston

 

 Dr. Sir Kingston 27 June 1778

 

 Your favor of yesterday I have now before me, and confess I am under very great concern that it not being in my power to furnish the money you mention, for to my very great astonishment, this day Captain Blount returned with only Forty Thousand pounds which will not pay half of the bounty of the Men raised in consequence of the late Act of Assembly -- I should rejoice in having it in my power to serve you, but in the present case, I could not acquit myself in my Own Judgment, was I to give a preference; I shall therefore keep the money in my possession until the meeting of the Council, which is appointed to meet here on Thursday next, when, I would advise you to attend with your receipts or other Vouchers to shew you have paid the bounty to your Men & have no doubt you will receive it.

 

 I congratulate you on your late Election and am with esteem

 

 Sir

 

 Your most Obedt Sert

 

 Col. Jonas Johnston

 

 [cover: fn. p. 41 “To Esther Johnston”]

 

Camp nuar [near] Camden on the Wateree

 

Loving Wife thus [this] coms [comes] to lut [let] you knew [know] that I am in perfict [perfect] Health at presant [present] and So is all My Men Excpt [except] John Mcdnewl [John McDowell?] who is Sick with the pluncey [?] I visited hem [him] yaster day [yesterday] in the Evinning [evening] and red and Ens to March to Agusta [Augusta] and Be Stationed [?] Their [there] as the Govner [Governor] of South Carolina Considers [?] It will be Most “Agreable [agreeable] to our Men to Take post in that quarter I am well pleased at the Station as I hope it is Healthy I am as well satisfied as I Can be at So Greate [great] a distance from you and my Children I larned [learned?] the Line of This State the Tenth day of Aprill [April] with Erring [Erwin?] and of Corse [course] shall be discharged The Seventh day of July I shall Make utt [out?] the [??] reach home in my power it is youse Less [useless] for me to mention any thing of My private a fairs [affairs] as I know not how they Sand [stand?] [?] Should be glad to have my

[???] as soone [soon] as posuBell [possible] we have [?] the Enemy in the Late Engagements with Vevery [very] Small Loss it may Be relied on as a fact as one of our Men is hear [here] that rec’d a slite [slight] wound in the action the peopele [people] of this state air [are] Turning out all most [almost] to a Man I Hope the Men with me will not be Quieted as Some have Been Be four [before] and so no Mour [more] at present But hope this will find you and My littell [little] Children in purfect [perfect] health and remember My Love So you My [text missing-- paper torn] nd [indecipherable text]

 

 S/ [J]onas Johnston

 

[Cover: fn 46: “His Excellency Richard Caswell Governor of North Carolina” -- fn. p. 43—written in a different hand—appears to be the hand of a private secretary –much more legible than letters written in Johnston’s own handwriting.]

 

 Camp at Mr. Summers a plantation 23 miles westward of Charleston June 6th, 1779

 

May it please your Excellency

 

 I am very sorry to inform you of the unhappy Situation of myself & Regiment being very

poorly supplied by the Inhabitants of this State & numbers of the men have not a Shelling to procure the least necessary for themselves I am also very sorry to inform you that I am

thoroughly sensible of my inabilities in a Military Capacity and find the same misfortune

prevails in those of a higher Rank of our own State which in my opinion is one Reason why our men are not treated as well as they otherways [sic] might have been, notwithstanding our men remain in high Spirits and are determined to be victorious in the attempt if they engage, they have performed wonders in the Eyes of Spectators & believe them to be equal to any militia on the Continent, the Enemy have posted themselves on John’s & James’ Islands where they have fortified themselves as well that I believe it would be impossible to force them from their lines without loss of a Great many men, we are now within six or eight miles of their lines & at different times have Retaken a Thousand Negroes a number of prisoners & about Four Hundred Horses without the loss of but very few men, & am convinced the Safety of this State depends on

the Spirited exertions of our own & believe if there is not men Sent from there to Supply our place Our State will become the Barriors [?] I still Remain with you Respect

Yr. Excellency's most Humble Servant

S/ Jonas Johnston

State of North Carolina, Pitt County

 

The amended affidavit of Mr John Bryan taken to explain & prove more fully the service stated by him in his former affidavit which he rendered under Colonel Jonas Johnston. This affiant being first duly sworn according to law testifies and says. That he is informed that his evidence is objected to first, because he did not state the service he rendered under Colonel Johnston in his own declaration; and secondly that he was too young to have served at that time.

 

When this affiant applied for a Pension he was then and has continued up to the present time to be deprived of the use of his legs by palsy: so as to be confined to the house and unable to get from a chair without assistance. In that situation this affiant could not procure evidence to establish all the service he performed; and the only reason why his services are stated in his former affidavit under Colonel Johnston was not mentioned was that Colonel Johnston being dead and this affiant not knowing any person then alive who could prove it, he was told it would not be allowed. This affiant got two persons to prepare his papers & he has every right to believe that great injustice has been done to him by their ignorance. First in stating his age & secondly in omitting to state all the service he rendered -- When this affiant went into service in 1776 under Colonel Johnston this affiant was 18 years old, and if it is made to appear by his declaration that he was not so, the person who sat the date down certainly made a mistake. My father in his lifetime had a record of the ages of his children & he told me that I was born on the

26th day of May 1758 and I am now Eighty two years of age. My friends Major Anderson and Dr Williams both of whom I served with both know that I was in service and old enough. I served with Dr Williams he being a surgeon immediately after the defeat of General Gates in and near Charlotte in this State for 3 months. In conclusion this affiant solemnly declares that he did serve under Colonel Johnston as stated in his first affidavit -- and any statement going to disprove it is certainly wrong.

Given under my hand this 15th day of April 1840.

S/ John Bryan

State of North Carolina, Pitt County

 

 The affidavit of Major John Anderson of Pitt County & a Pensioner of the United States now in the 81st year of his age: who being first duly sworn according to law testifies and says.

 

That he was at the Battle of Moore's Creek in the minute service and on his return home he enlisted as a regular soldier under Captain Enloe of the 5th Regiment: commanded by Colonel Buncombe and continued in the Continental service until February 1780. He then returned home, and in 1780 immediately after the defeat of General Gates this affiant served a Tour of duty with John Bryan for 3 months in or near Charlotte in this State and in 1781 I served another tour of duty for 3 months in or near Wilmington & Smithville [sic, Smithfield?] with John Bryan. (6 John Anderson S6511)

 

This affiant is told that the testimony of Mr Brian is objected to first because he was too

young to serve; and secondly that he did not claim in his own declaration the service rendered under Colonel Johnston -- as above stated I marched to the North & continued there until February 1780. I cannot therefore speak of this service rendered by Mr Brian under Colonel Johnston of my own knowledge but I am as well convinced he did serve it as I can be of any fact whatever. Because I know when on the expedition to Charlotte he frequently mentioned it; and from that time to the present I have always heard him tell the same story. I have also heard others who served with Bryan under Colonel Jonas Johnston often mentioned the same service that Bryan was in it. In relation to the age of Mr Brian I have to said that his father and mine resided in 2 1/2 miles of each other I have known him from my infancy; it is certainly wrong that he was not old enough to serve at that time he has mentioned. I know that he was not only old above but did serve; and if any person has made him out to young I again repeat it is wrong for

he is to my knowledge about my age I do not think there can be more than a years difference if that. In conclusion this affiant says that John Bryan was a good soldier, and always sustained a good character. At the time I gave evidence to establish his claim to a pension, he did most certainly mention his service under Colonel Johnston and if it is not mentioned in his declaration, it was either of omitted from negligence or not stated to calls no direct proof was none to establish it.

 

 Given under my hand this 17th day of April 1840

 

 S/ John Anderson

 

State of North Carolina Pitt County

 

 The affidavit of Mr Henry Barnhill of Pitt County a Pensioner of the United States now in the 83rd year of his age, who being first duly sworn according to law testifies and says. That he entered the service in 1776 under Captain James Armstrong and marched to Fayetteville and was at the Battle of the widow Moore's Creek; and on his return to Pitt he was mustered into the minute service and marched for Wilmington where this affiant served for 6 months from March to October of 1776. While in Wilmington this affiant well knew Major Jonas Johnston and this affiant served under him a part of the time.

 

 This affiant was born & raised in the same neighborhood with Mr John Bryan and he can

testify that Mr Bryan is quite as old a man as he is; he can also testify that at the time that this affiant was in service in 1776 Mr Brian was not only old enough but actually served. This affiant well remembers his serving in South Carolina. On the return of this affiant from Wilmington he enlisted in the service as a 9 months man & marched to the North under the command of Captain Childs and Colonel Hogan [sic, James Hogun].

 

 In conclusion this affiant knows if it is made to appear that Mr Brian was too young to be in service at the time mentioned, it is certainly wrong. This affiant has known Mr Brian man & boy all his life and he does not believe him capable of making a misstatement in a word he is a man of truth & good character.

 

 Given under my hand this 16th day of April 1840

 

 S/ Henry Barnhill

 

 

State of North Carolina, Pitt County

 

 The affidavit of Mister Moses Highsmith of Pitt County a Pensioner of the United States now in the 82nd year of his age. This affiant being first duly sworn according to law testifies and says. That he was born and raised in the same neighborhood with Mr John Bryan and can testify to the fact that he served for several years in the war of the Revolution. The first service he rendered I well recollect was at Wilmington at the commencement of the War; and I have often heard him mention Colonel Johnston as the officer he served under. I have a perfect recollection of his leaving home when he marched from Tarboro for Wilmington and I know he was again in service in South Carolina and at the Battle of Stono. This affiant has been requested to state the

age of Mr Bryan; he is informed that it is doubted if he was old enough to serve as stated above I have lived near to Mr Bryan man and boy all my life and from my own age in my knowledge of his I am fully convinced indeed I know that he is an older man than I am -- in this affiant then & does testify that to his knowledge Mr Bryan rendered the service above mentioned -- and if it is made to appear that he was too young to serve at the commencement of the Revolution; it is certainly wrong: for I know he was and did serve.

Given under my hand this 16th day of April 1840.

S/ Moses Highsmith

Fn p. 82

 

Mrs. Ester Johnson

Thomas Bentley

 

State of North Carolina Pitt County

The affidavit of John Bryan now a Pensioner of the United States taken to prove the

services and death of Colonel Jonas Johnston of Edgecombe County in the War of the

Revolution. This affiant being first duly sworn according to law testifies and says. That he first entered the service in the spring of 1776 in the month of March and marched to Wilmington and was there placed in a Regiment under the command of Colonel Lillington Major Jonas Johnston being the Major of the Regiment. I served from March until October of that year at Wilmington under the command of Major Johnston. In the month of March 1779 this affiant marched under the command of Captain James Lanier in a Regiment commanded by Colonel Jonas Johnston for South Carolina and served from that time until the middle of June of that year, at which time we were discharged and on our way home Colonel Johnston died on the way at Squire Armisn [?] on

Drowning Creek near the North Carolina line. This affiant has the most distinct recollection of the services of Colonel Johnston and his bravery at the Battle of Stono. We were discharged but a short time after the Battle and this affiant shall never forget his saying to us that he should never get home being then sick.

Given under my hand this 28th day of March 1840

S/ John Bryan

State of North Carolina, Pitt County

 

7 Moses Highsmith W7752

 

 The affidavit of Thomas Bentley a Citizen of Pitt County and now a Pensioner of the

United States taken to prove the Revolutionary services of Colonel Jonas Johnston of

Edgecombe County. This affiant being first duly sworn according to law testifies and says. That he was drafted in the month of March 1776 and marched for Wilmington under the command of Captain Godfrey Stincell [sic, Godfrey Stancil ?] and served in and near that place until the month of October - when we arrived at Wilmington we were put in a Regiment commanded by Colonel Lillington Major Jonas Johnston being the Major of the Regiment I continued to serve under Major Johnston until we were discharged in October as above stated. Major Johnston being in service all the time. After that this affiant was mustered into service as a 12 months man under Captain McRee and marched to South Carolina. This affiant well recollects hearing of the death of Colonel Johnston the period when it took place he is unable to say as he was not been

under his command.

 

 Given under my hand this 26th day of March 1840.

 S/ Thomas Bentley

 

 

 State of North Carolina, Pitt County

 

 The amended affidavit of Henry Barnhill made to explain and prove more fully his

knowledge of the Revolutionary services of Colonel Jonas Johnston. This affiant being first duly sworn according to law, testifies and says. That as stated in his formal affidavit he marched from Greenville to Wilmington and served in or near that place for 6 months viz. from about the 15th of March 1776 to the first of October in the same year. On our reaching Wilmington we were mustered into a Regiment commanded by Colonel Lillington, and Jonas Johnston as Major. We were stationed in Wilmington and in the month of May we were ordered and marched forth Smithvill [Smithville?] the mouth of the Cape Fear where the enemy had landed Major Jonas Johnston commanded the detachment; and I served under him at Smithville and between that place & Wilmington all the month of May & June 1776. Certainly 2 months. I was as before

stated in the same Regiment with him for the 6 months I served at Wilmington in near it and I know he served as long as I did viz. 6 months. In my former affidavit by have said served a part of the time under Major Johnston; and sayings so I had reference to the 2 months service performed under his immediate command. Captain James Armstrong commanded the company to which I was attached.

 

Given under my hand this 16th day of November 1840

S/ Henry Barnhill

 

 [fn p. 225 is a letter Mrs. Johnston’s heirs’ attorney wrote to President James Polk pleading her

case.]

 

 State of North Carolina, Edgecombe County

 

 The affidavit of Captain Micajah Pettaway taken to prove more fully his knowledge of

the service and death of Colonel Jonas Johnston in the War of the Revolution. This affiant being first duly sworn testifies and says Immediately after the Battle of Moore's Creek in the latter end of the month of February 1776 a draft was made of two companies of men from Edgecombe County to March to Wilmington then threatened by the enemy. The company in which I was drafted was commanded by Captain Henry Irvin Tool, and the other by Captain Hall. The 2 companies comprised about 180 to 200 men. We marched under the command of Major Jonas Johnston and carried with us several wagons of ammunition, on our arrival at Wilmington the men under the command of Major Johnston together with those from other counties were formed into a Regiment and Colonel Lillington was made Colonel and Major Johnston acted as major:

we were from the first of March to the first of April stationed in Wilmington and from that time to the first or 10th of May stationed at a camp below Wilmington on the Cape Fear River and at that time I enlisted under Captain Brinkly of the 3rd Regiment: and left Major Johnston at the camp and in a few days after marched to South Carolina first to Georgetown then to Charleston and then to Savannah, and remained until the month of October when we were ordered to return  and joined General Washington to the North. We marched back through South & North Carolina

and on reaching Tarborough, we halted for a few days; to recover from the fatigue of the journey and enlist men. I well recollect that Colonel Johnston had a parade of his Regiment to beat up for recruits and to all his appeals to the man to enlist I know that he was constantly answered that they had but a few days returned from serving him 6 months at Wilmington and could not be expected to leave home again immediately. The few who did enlist I often heard speak of the services at Wilmington under Major: afterwards Colonel Johnston, and that I had returned home almost as soon as they did -- From these facts I am as well convinced of Colonel Johnston's serving in and near Wilmington for 6 months as I can be of any fact whatever. That I served

under him for 2 months before my enlistment I can positively of firm as true. I cannot name the day we left Tarborough but I well know it was immediately after the Battle of Moore's Creek for we met on the way the prisoners taken and that Battle on their way to Halifax, from that time to the first of May I was under the command of Major Johnston in and near Wilmington. This affiant served in the Army under the command of General Washington up to the very last of the month of October 1778 when he was discharged at a place called the Orchard about 10 miles from West Point in the State of Connecticut. He then returned home and recollects well as stated in his formal affidavit the service and death of Colonel Johnston in South Carolina.

 

 Given under my hand this 4th day of March 1840.

 

 S/ Micajah Pettaway

 

 State of North Carolina, Edgecombe County

 

 The affidavit of Micajah Pettaway a Citizen of the County above written and a Pensioner of the United States now in the 79th year of his age. This affiant being first duly sworn according to law testifies and says that he was born and raised in the County of Edgecombe and in the year 1776 in the month of February he was drafted and marched from Tarborough with a detachment of men commanded by Colonel Jonas Johnston for Wilmington with ammunition for that place -- and on reaching it I enlisted under Captain Brinkley of the 3rd Regiment and shortly after this in April of that year marched for Charleston South Carolina then threatened by the enemy -- Colonel Johnston was then acting as a Major: and remained stationed between Wilmington and Smithville the mouth of the Cape Fear River and in the fall of 1776 I was marched through North Carolina on my way to the North and at that time Colonel Johnston had returned to Edgecombe County in what was made Colonel of the County. This affiant was in the

Army under General Washington until the fall of 1778 and was discharged in the month of October on his return home he still found Colonel Johnston actively employed in suppressing the Tories; and in the month of February 1779 Colonel Johnston marched with his Regiment to South Carolina and served up to the period of his death which took place in July on Drowning Creek at the House of Mr. Arnis near the North & South Carolina line. In conclusion he can testify that Colonel Johnston served in the expedition to Wilmington 6 months and from February 1779 up to his death in July of that year and South Carolina. This affiant also knows that Colonel Johnston was not only married but at the time of his death he left 5 children whom this affiant has lived near from that time to the present and in conclusion he testifies that Mrs. Esther Johnston now applying for a Pension was his lawful wife; and to his knowledge has never married.

 

 S/ Micajah Pettaway

 

 State of North Carolina, Pitt County

 

 The affidavit of Doctor Robert Williams of Pitt County now a Pensioner of the United

States and the late a Surgeon in the War of the Revolution. This affiant being first duly sworn according to law testifies and says. That at an early period of his life viz. -- as early as the year 1771 or 72 he well knew Colonel Jonas Johnston of Edgecombe County and at the commencement of the Revolution Colonel Johnston was a conspicuous man both in a civil and military capacity which he continued to do up to the period of his death while on an expedition to South Carolina.

 

 This affiant can testify to the following facts in relation to the marriage of Colonel

Johnston's and the service he rendered as Colonel of Edgecombe County in the War of the revolution. This affiant having lived all his life except 2 years at Windsor and 3 years at Greenville in 10 miles of the widow of Colonel Johnston -- first I am fully convinced from my knowledge of facts connected with the history of that period that Colonel Jonas Johnston whose widow is now applying for a pension is the identical person known to this affiant as the wife of Colonel Jonas Johnston as early as the year 1771 or 72 and that he was in the practice of physick and surgery under and with his father before the commencement of the Revolution in the neighborhood of Colonel Jonas Johnston; In the early part of the year 1779 or 80 Colonel Jonas Johnston marched from Edgecombe County in command of a detachment of man to South Carolina and in that expedition Colonel Johnston died in service. The precise period of the commencement or termination of the service of Colonel Johnston this affiant is unable at this

time unable to state. But he is satisfied it was either in the year 1779 or 80 and terminated in his death. From the period of Colonel Johnston's death up to the present time this affiant has known Mrs. Johnston and his children who are 5 in number. This affiant can testify that Mr. Micajah Pettaway of Edgecombe County was a soldier of the Revolution in his testimony in the opinion of this affiant is entitled to the fullest credit and belief – and is also that of Mrs. Catherine Johnston of the same County.

 

Given under my hand this 25th day of November 1839.

 

 S/ Robert Williams

 

Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements

 

Pension application of Jonas Johnston (Johnson) W21470 Esther fn255NC

Transcribed by Will Graves 10/28/08 supp 10/29

 

Henry Horn

John Bryan

Micajah Pettaway

Dr. Robert Williams

Mrs. Catharine Johnson

Henry Barnhill

Aquilla Sugg

Colonel Amos Johnston the Brother of Colonel Jonas Johnston

Matthew Joiner, Joyner

Tristan Norsworthy

Major John Anderson

Captain Enloe

Mr Henry Barnhill

Mister Moses Highsmith

Thomas Bentley

 

 

MAY, 1771:

Taxable District 10:

Elisha BATTLE, Esq.

Joseph PITMAN   Capt. Simon JOHNSON

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NC Court Minutes of the Pleas & Quarter Sessions – 1757 – 1784 LDS Microfilm #0370142

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JULY 1774:

Taxable District #10 – Sherwood HAYWOOD for Joseph PITMANs District

Processioners for District #10: 

Simon JOHNSON,

William HORN, son of Henry HORN. eport – 2,920 Taxables for 1774.

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NC Court Minutes of the Pleas & Quarter Sessions – 1757 – 1784 LDS Microfilm #0370142

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1775 APRIL,

Rowland WILLIAMS & Hardy STRICKLAND appointed Searchers for ensuing year from Dews Mill on Tosneot to Johnson line.

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NC Court Minutes of the Pleas & Quarter Sessions – 1757 – 1784 LDS Microfilm #0370142

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Rowland WILLIAMS

Hardy STRICKLAND

Dews Mill

Tosneot

1776 April 11: CRAWFORD JOHNSON in Capt. Coles Company

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 State of North Carolina Warren County

 

 On this first day of March 1820, before me the subscriber one of the Judges of the

Supreme Court of the State aforesaid personally appeared Crawford Johnson aged about 61 years resident in the County and State aforesaid who being by me first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to attain the provision made by the late act of Congress entitled "an act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the revolutionary war" That he the said Johnson enlisted in the County of Edgecombe in the State of North Carolina in the company commanded by Captain William T. Cole [sic, William Temple Coles]. That said Company was attached to the Regiment commanded by Colonel Sexton, that said Regiment was attached to the North Carolina line, on the continental establishment, he enlisted as aforesaid in the month of April 1776 during the war. That he served the war out and was on furlough at the expiration of the war, which furlough was given him at Charleston where he had been taken presenor [sic, prisoner], that he was in the battles of Germantown, Whiteplanes [sic, White Plains], Monmouth, Eutaw Springs, Brandy wine [sic, Brandywine], Blueford Bridge [sic, Beaufort Bridge ?], & Guilford Court House, That he was wounded in the side back & head. That he [is] in reduced circumstances, and stands in need of the assistance of his Country for support, That he has no other evidence in his power of his said services except the annexed certificate.

 

 S/ Crawford Johnson, X his mark

 

State of North Carolina, Secretary's Office 14th of February 1820

 

 I William Hill Secretary of State in & for the State aforesaid do hereby certify that it

appears from the musterrolls of the Continental line of this State in the revolutionary war, that Crawford Johnston [sic] was mustered as a private in Captain Coles’ Company of the 4th Regiment on the 11th of April 1776 for the war -- There is no remarks opposite his name, I cannot therefore say any thing as to the length of time he served –

 

 Given under my hand the date above.

 

 S/ Wm Hill

 

 State of North Carolina, Warren County: Court of Pleas of and quarter Sessions August Term

1820

 

 On this 28th day of August 1820 personally appeared in open Court, it being a Court of

record; for said County expressly made so by the laws of the State Crawford Johnson [sic] aged 70 years resident in said County, who being duly sworn, according to law, doth on his oath declare that he served in the revolutionary war as follows, to wit, in Captain Clem Hall's [Clement Hall’s] Company of 2nd Regiment commanded by General Thomas Clark of North Carolina line on Continental establishment -- that he served in this Regiment 2 years and several other regiments many years as will appear by his original declaration now on file in the Pension office -- That he has received Pension Certificate Number 16,630, dated the first of April 1820 --

 

 And I do solemnly swear that I was a resident Citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not since that time by gift, sale or other wise disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provision of an act of Congress entitled “an act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the revolutionary war” passed on the 18th day of March 1818, and that I have not nor has any person in trust for me any property, or securities, contracts or debts due to me nor have I any income other than what is contained in the schedule hereto annexed and by me subscribed, To wit --

 

 He has no property whatever except his wearing apparel -- That he is unable to support

himself by his own labor -- having received several wounds while in the service aforesaid -- the effects of which he sensibly feels at times -- That one of his arms is broke -- and that he is supported by the charity of a neighbor.

 

 S/ Crawford Johnston, X his mark

 

[attested by Caswell Drake, Clerk]

 

 [On May 17, 1843, in Halifax County, NC, Sally Johnston [sic], 85, filed for a widows pension stating that she is the widow of the late Crawford Johnston of Warren County North Carolina, a pensioner of the United States at the rate of $96 per annum for his revolutionary services; that she married him on February 14, 1777; and that he died August 23, 1831.]

 

[fn. p. 11 is a copy of the marriage bond dated February 13, 1777, given by Crawford Johnston and West Harriss of Bute County for the marriage of Johnston to Sally Weathers.]

 

Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements

 

Pension application of Crawford Johnston W21486 Sally fn32NC

 

 Transcribed by Will Graves 10/28/08

 

 

1783 May: 535-(276) Henry Horn of Wayne Co to his son Jacob Horn of Edge Co. 1 Mar 1783. Deed of gift. 350 acres, joining Tar River, Hilliard, Compass Creek, sd Jacob Horn, a white oak marked "A", Joel Horn, Cool Spring Gut. Wit: Hardy Harris, Joel Horn, Jacob Johnson. May CT 1783. Edw Hall CC." http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/o/r/Robert-G-Horn/BOOK-0001/0006-0002.html

 

JULY 1774:

Taxable District #10 – Sherwood HAYWOOD for Joseph PITMANs District Processioners for District #10:  Simon JOHNSON, William HORN, son of Henry HORN. eport – 2,920 Taxables for 1774.

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NC Court Minutes of the Pleas & Quarter Sessions – 1757 – 1784 LDS Microfilm #0370142

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt

 

APRIL, 1775:

Rowland WILLIAMS & Hardy STRICKLAND appointed Searchers for ensuing year from Dews Mill on Tosneot to Johnson line.

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NC Court Minutes of the Pleas & Quarter Sessions – 1757 – 1784 LDS Microfilm #0370142

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt

 


1777, Nash County formed from Edgecombe

 

 

 

1783 March 1: Edgecombe County deed abstract refers to "Henry Horn of Wayne.." giving Edgecomb county property to his son Jacob. "535-(276) Henry Horn of Wayne Co to his son Jacob Horn of Edge Co. 1 Mar 1783. Deed of gift. 350 acres, joining Tar River, Hilliard, Compass Creek, sd Jacob Horn, a white oak marked "A", Joel Horn, Cool Spring Gut. Wit: Hardy Harris, Joel Horn, Jacob Johnson. May CT 1783. Edw Hall CC."

1783 May 8, dated Will of John Stokes, Edgecombe Co.  proved Feb. 1784
to son Marcus Stokes
to son Demcey Stokes
to dau. Betty Taler
to grandson William Johnston
to wife Elizabeth
to children
William Stokes
John Stokes
Shadrach Stokes
David Stokes
Demcey Stokes
Betty Stokes

Notes: Order of Edgecombe Co. Court March 21, 1788
Estate of Shadrach Stokes dec'd fell to surviving heirs of his sister Sarah  Johnston viz: William Johnston, Sarah Johnston, Susanna Johnston, Hardy Johnston, Pheby Johnston
[Note] Sarah Stokes md. James Johnston http://newsarch.rootsweb.com/th/read/NC-PCFR/2003-03/1047831281

 

1783 August... Edgecombe County At a County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions held for said County at the Courthouse in Tarborough on the first Monday in August and fourth day in Seventh year of Independence and in the year of our Lord 1783, Present Amos Johnston, Theophilus Thomas, Joseph Pender, Esquires. Etheldred Philips Esquire was recommended from last Court to the Governor as a proper person for Sheriff he now produce's a Commission in powering him to act as Sheriff for this county. He at the same time qualified and entered in Bond agreeable to law with Henry Hart, Matthew Kinchen and James Williams, Securities. The following Grants were issued to, William Brand, Stancil Barbree (2), Robert Lancaster, Benjamin Lancaster, Benjamin Weaver, George Bruce, Mary Coney, John Morris, Thomas Clark, Arthur Harris. 1783*Edgecombe Co., NC, Court Minutes, Book III, pg. (225) (1775-1785) http://www.tnyesterday.com/families/lancaster.html

 

1783 November... Jesse Drake is appointed overseer of the road in the room of Malicha Maund, deceased the following persons are appointed patrollers for the present year, Viz; Joseph Spleen, Augustus Harvey, Barthomew Kelley, John Burt, Noah Sugg, Joseph Fort, George Lynch, William Fort, Samuel Cotton, Roger Lancaster, Isham Humphrey, John Sumner, William Hackney, Jesse Johnson, William Batchelor, Rension Tisdale, Benjamin Lancaster, Benjamin Lancaster, Jr. Benjamin Coffield, Narsworthy Mials, Sion Beckingham, Caleb Coker, James Booth, John Williams, Francis Williams, Edward Hall, Thomas Newsom, Benjamin Batts, William Northern, Jr., Jesse Drake, Peter Hines, John Ellis, Lewis Spell. 1783*Edgecombe Co., NC, Court Minutes, Book III, pg. 246 (1775-1785) http://www.tnyesterday.com/families/lancaster.html

 

1786 Jul 20: Edge. Co Db 7, page 164, deed date 20 Jul 1786, recorded Oct Ct 1793, NC grant #5?? to Samuel Flanagin, a tract containing 420 acres on the south side of Town Creek and on both sides of Cabbin Branch beginning at a pine on the south side of Cabbin branch at Joseph (W     ) line and running east (318) poles to a pine in Joseph Murrays line then north (40) poles to a pine on Cabbin Branch then up said branch along James Dohorytys line west 11 poles to a corner gum then north 160 poles to a pine then west 318 poles to a small black jack and pine then to the first station, signed Sam Johnston, wit J. Glasgow, Secretary.  Abstracted 2-8-05, NCA film C.037.40008, CTC

 

Notes: 1764 Sept 22: A-113: 22 Sept. 1764, Peter Duncan and Alice his wife of Bute Co. NC, to Philip Burford of same, for £40 VA money fully paid, tract of land in the Co. of Bute late Granville and on waters of Cabbin Branch, adj. Colliers line, Abernathys corner, Mayfields line, Hawkins line, containing 200 acres more or less, being part of a deed surveyed for Wm. Moss. /s/ Peter Dunkin. Wit. John Hawkins, Nathaniel Bullock, Will Johnson. Receipt for money, same witnesses. Bute Co. Court Jan. 1765, proved by oath of Nathaniel Bullock and ordered recorded. Reg. April 1, 1765. (FHL film 20,063) (MAD: ? from Orange Co. NC)

1798 Nov 16: Edge. Co Db 9, page 263, deed recorded Aug Ct 1799, Teagle Taylor, Edge. Co to John Andrews, county aforesaid for $800, a tract of land on the south side of Tar River beginning at the mouth of the Cabbin Branch then up the various courses of said branch to a white oak then along a line of marked trees to a pine corner tree between the aforesaid John Andrews and the said Teagle Taylor & Richard Hines, son of Jesse Hines then along the said Hines line to a white oak corner tree between the said Hines and John Bonner then along said Bonners line to a white oak in Amos Johnstons line then along Johnstons line to the White Oak Branch then down the various courses of said branch to Jumping Run Branch then down the various courses of said Jumping Run Branch to the mouth of the Cabbin Branch, the first station, containing 254 acres, signed Teagle Taylor, wit Peter Hines, Benja C. Duprey, Rd.

Williams.  Abstracted 10-4-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

 

Notes this Peter Duncan come off line in Fauquier Co. Ca.

Notes These Hawkins are coming off Tuckahoe Creek

 

 

1788 Jul 11: Edge. Co Db 6, page 520, deed date 11 Jul 1788, recorded Aug Ct 1792, NC grant #551 to Jesse Williams, a tract of land containing 90 acres beginning at a lightwood stake John Willifords corner and running along his line south 60 poles to a pine then east 240 poles to a pine in (Todds) line then north 60 poles to Roberts corner then west 240 poles to the beginning,

signed Sam Johnston, wit P. (      ).  Abstracted 1-14-05, NCA

film C.037.40008, CTC.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge02.txt

 

 

 

Jesse Williams

John Willifords

Roberts corner

 

1789 FEBRUARY,

Jacob DICKINSON, Jesse JOHNSON & Joseph PHILLIPS are appointed to divide the personal estate (the Negroes excepted) of the estate of William ELLAMY between the orphans of said dec'd.

File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Virginia Crilley <crilley@eramp.net>

Selected Extracts transcribed by Francie Lane - flane@otn.net:

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NC Court Minutes of the Pleas & Quarter Sessions - Aug, 1784 - May, 1800

LDS Microfilm #0370143

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1784.txt

 

 

 

1789 Jul 14: Edge. Co Db 8, page 273, deed date 11 Jul 1789, recorded Feb Ct 1795, NC grant #556 to David Bullock, containing 100 acres on the south side of Tyan Cokey Swamp beginning at a pine Thomas Roberts corner and running south 140 poles to a black jack in the said line then east 12 poles to a pine in Samuel Hanburys line then along his line north 160 poles to a black jack in the said Hanberrys corner then west 20 poles to Samuel (Tanners) line then along his line north 200 poles to a post oak in the said line then west 98 poles to a sassafras Benjamin Williams corner then along his line south 90 poles then with a straight line to the beginning, Sam Johnston, wit J. Glasgow, Secretary.  Abstracted 2-15-05, NCA film C.037.40008, CTC.

 

 

1790 Census Edgecombe County NC   

 

File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Alice Ohlsson Tatum   frendlysky@aol.com

1790 Edgecombe county, Halifax District pg 54a

 

Cullin, Andrew...................................1-1-1-0-7

Buttle, Jethro.....................................2-2-5-0-20

Deaver, Thomas.................................1-0-0-0-0

Battle, Elisha sr.................................2-2-3-0-22

Hilliard, Jeremiah...............................1-2-2-0-19

Ing, Christopher.................................2-3-4-0-8

Johnston, Jesse................................1-2-6-0-12

Battle, John......................................2-2-2-0-16

Sumner, Joseph................................1-4-2-0-16

Sumner, John...................................3-2-5-0-14

Battle, Jacob....................................1-1-4-0-24

Mainer, Aaron...................................3-2-3-0-3

Porter, Thomas.................................1-2-6-0-7

Stallings, James...............................1-1-3-0-0

Philips, Hartwell...............................2-1-4-0-14

Odom, Richard..................................1-2-4-0-7

 

1790 Edgecombe County, Halifax Dist pg 55a Daniel, Nathan.................................1-1-6-0-0

Daniel, Lemuel.................................1-1-3-0-1

Eason, Robert..................................1-2-3-0-0

Ellis, William.................................2-2-4-0-3

Eason,Isaac....................................1-0-9-0-2

Eason, Shadrack................................1-4-5-0-5

Eason, Abner...................................1-1-2-0-5

Gay, William...................................1-2-2-0-1

Gay, Richard...................................1-3-5-0-0

Grice, Jesse...................................1-2-3-0-0

Gay, John......................................2-0-6-0-0

Gay, James.....................................1-2-3-0-0

Nowell, Patience...............................0-1-1-0-0

Galloway, Richard..............................1-2-3-0-0

Harrod, Wilson.................................1-2-1-0-0

Joyce, William.................................1-4-2-0-0

Johnston, James................................1-3-3-0-0

Johnston, Joshua...............................3-2-5-0-0

Johnston, Daniel...............................1-0-0-0-0

Johnston, Benjamin.............................1-1-3-0-0

Lewellin, Edmund...............................1-1-1-0-0

Mayo, Cyprian..................................2-2-3-0-0

Mayo, Edward...................................2-2-4-0-0

Mairs, William.................................1-0-1-0-0

Mayo, John.....................................2-3-2-0-0

Mayo, Joseph...................................2-0-3-0-0

Mason, John....................................1-0-1-0-0

Moore, Samuel..................................1-0-5-0-9

Norwood, John..................................1-2-4-0-5

Parish, Henry..................................1-1-2-0-0

Poole, Robert..................................3-4-1-0-6

Potter, John...................................1-4-1-0-0

Prescoat, Benjamin.............................1-0-3-0-0

Robertson, Henry...............................1-1-4-0-0

Robertson, William.............................1-2-2-0-0

NOTES BREAK IN PAGES

 

Farmer, Benjamin...............................1-4-4-0-2

Farmer, Joseph.................................1-2-8-0-2

Forehand, Solomon..............................1-6-6-0-3

Farmer, Isaac..................................1-4-6-0-3

Farmer, Jesse..................................1-1-1-0-6

Farmer, Samuel.................................1-3-3-0-0

Hall, Joseph...................................1-4-3-0-0

Hedgpith, John.................................3-0-3-0-0

Jordan, Cornelius..............................1-2-1-0-1

Jordan, Cornelius jr...........................1-4-1-0-0

Johnston, Nathan...............................1-2-5-0-0

Jordan, Joshua.................................3-3-4-0-4

Joiner, Cardy..................................1-1-2-0-0

Joiner, Charles................................1-0-3-0-0

Murborn, John jr...............................1-2-2-0-0

Morris, John...................................2-2-7-0-0

Morris, Thomas.................................1-1-1-0-0

Morris, Joshua.................................1-1-3-0-0

Morris, William................................1-1-3-0-0

Murborn, John..................................2-3-2-0-0

Marry, John....................................2-0-1-0-0

Robbins, Roland................................1-5-3-0-0

Robbins, sarah.................................1-0-4-0-0

Robbins, William...............................1-3-2-0-0

Roundtree, John................................1-0-2-0-2

Robertson, Hardy...............................2-0-1-0-6

Robertson, Ezzel...............................2-0-2-0-6

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/census/cen1790.txt

 

1790 Jacob Johnson Merchant on Town Creek: Town Creek is in Early Edgecombe and Brunswick Co. NC deeds. http://www.historync.org/NCmerchantspre1800.htm

 

1793 Died: WILLIAM Faircloth  (III): b. 1723, Isle of Wight Co., VA, d. 1793, Edgecombe Co., NC,  m. MARY (JOHNSON)

http://bellsouthpwp2.net/k/d/kd4tdn/faircloth.html
 

1793 April 26: Edge. Co Db 7, page 204, deed recorded May Ct 1793, (Holland Johnston), Pitt Co to Robert Whyte, Edge. Co for $500, Negro man named Ned, woman named Comfort and two children, Matt and (Sean), signed Ho Johnston, wit Charles Gerrard, John Ingles.  Abstracted 1-27-05, NCA film C.037.40008, CTC.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

 

1795 Feb 2: Edge. Co Db 9, page 46, deed date 2 Feb 1795, recorded Aug Ct 1798, Amos Johnston, Edge. Co to Samuel Ruffin, Sr, Edge. Co for $200 silver for a tract of land which Amos Johnston held by a deed of trust from William Stokes, containing 183 beginning at red oak in a line formerly Wright Permenter then running north along said line to the little swamp or Johnstons Mill Swamp then up the various courses of said swamp to the first branch above mentioned above the plantation where the above said William Stokes formerly lived commonly called the Bogg Branch then up the said branch or bogg to the old back line then along the said back line to the first station, being all the land and plantation whereon the said mentioned William Stokes formerly lived; trust from William Stokes dated 14 May 1792, signed Amos Johnston, wit J. Johnston, Peter Hines, Jr.  Abstracted 7-23-04, RD copy, CTC.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

 

1795 March 2: Edge. Co Db 8, page 279, deed date 2 Mar 1795, recorded May Ct 1795, James Holland and David Sumner Holland, Edge. Co to our sister, Esther Holland, for natural love and affection and five shillings, a certain Negro boy named Saunder which is now in the possession of said Esther & (William Felton) and which was given to said Esther Holland (Mavrion) Holland, now the wife of Wm.

Felton and Hishe Holland, now dead without issue, signed James Holland, David Sumner Holland, wit Peter Hines, Jr, Amos Johnston. 

NOTE: Esther Holland (Mavrion) Holland was written without comas. 

Abstracted 2-15-05, NCA film C.037.40008, CTC.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

 

2 Mar 1795: Edge. Co Db 8, page 279, deed date 2 Mar 1795, recorded May Ct 1795, James Holland and David Sumner Holland, Edge. Co to our sister, Esther Holland, for natural love and affection and five shillings, a certain Negro boy named Saunder which is now in the possession of said Esther & (William Felton) and which was given to said Esther Holland (Mavrion) Holland, now the wife of Wm.

Felton and Hishe Holland, now dead without issue, signed James Holland, David Sumner Holland, wit Peter Hines, Jr, Amos Johnston. 

NOTE: Esther Holland (Mavrion) Holland was written without comas. 

Abstracted 2-15-05, NCA film C.037.40008, CTC.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

 

1797 Jan 18: Edge. Co Db 9, page 201, deed recorded May Ct 1799, William Murray, Edge. Co to Amos Johnston, same place, for 20 pounds, all his right, title and interest in two tracts of land containing 100 acres each on the upper parts of Town Creek which his deceased father, Joseph Murray dyed seized and possessed of and left no last will and testament, the said William being entitled to one fourth part of said land, signed William Murray, wit William Wilkins, Hardy Todd, Sr.  Abstracted 10-2-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

 

 

 

1797 Nov 29: Edge. Co Db 9, page 37, grantrecorded May Ct 1798, NC grant #664 to Amos Johnston for 50 shillings per 100 acres, a tract containing 135 \'bd acres beginning at a pine John Easons corner standing in Henry (Kings) line then west 126 poles along said line to a pine in Charles Marchmans line (      ) corner then south 180 poles along Marchmans line to a black gum standing in Barnes line Marchmans corner then east 61 poles along Barnes line to a small pine in Baggetts line then along said Battetts line north 23 poles to a pine Baggetts corner then along Baggetts other line east 58 poles to a stake John Easons corner then north to the first station, entry date 20 Aug 1796, signed Sam Ashe, J. Glasgow, Secretary.  Abstracted 7-22-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

 

1798 Nov 15: Edge. Co Db 9, page 216, deed date 15 Nov 1798, recorded May Ct 1799, Joseph Ainsley, Tyrrell Co to (Jesse Staton), Edge. Co for 100 pounds, a Negro woman named Lillian, signed Joseph Ainsley, wit Ezikel Statten (X), Thomas Johnston (X).  Abstracted 8-11-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

 

1798 Nov 16: Edge. Co Db 9, page 263, deed recorded Aug Ct 1799, Teagle Taylor, Edge. Co to John Andrews, county aforesaid for $800, a tract of land on the south side of Tar River beginning at the mouth of the Cabbin Branch then up the various courses of said branch to a white oak then along a line of marked trees to a pine corner tree between the aforesaid John Andrews and the said Teagle Taylor & Richard Hines, son of Jesse Hines then along the said Hines line to a white oak corner tree between the said Hines and John Bonner then along said Bonners line to a white oak in Amos Johnstons line then along Johnstons line to the White Oak Branch then down the various courses of said branch to Jumping Run Branch then down the various courses of said Jumping Run Branch to the mouth of the Cabbin Branch, the first station, containing 254 acres, signed Teagle Taylor, wit Peter Hines, Benja C. Duprey, Rd.

Williams.  Abstracted 10-4-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

 

1798 Dec 31: Edge. Co Db 9, page 267, deed date 31 Dec 1798, recorded Aug Ct 1799, John Permenter, Edge. Co to James Permenter, county aforesaid for 50 pounds, a tract of land on the north side of the Little Swamp containing 136 & 1/4 acres & 8 poles, beginning at a black gum on the north side of the run of the Little Swamp in John Permenters old line then along said line north 190 poles to a pine and black jack the corner then along James Kings line west 140 poles to the corner black jack then along Kings other line north 62 poles to a lightwood stump and black jack then along a line of marked trees west 60 poles to a pine in a branch called (Saelers Gut) then down the various courses of said branch to the Little Swamp then down the meanders of said swamp to the beginning, signed John Permenter, wit Amos Johnston, Richard Lyon (proved).  Abstracted 10-5-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

 

 

1799 Feb 16: Edge. Co Db 9, page 220, deed recorded May Ct 1799, George Brownrigg, Edge. Co to Peter Hines, a Negro woman named Winney, about 30 years of ageand Negro garl child named Mourning, about 1 year old, signed George Brownrigg, wit Amos Johnston, Philip Causey, Jr.  Abstracted 8-11-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

 

1799 Feb 25: Edge. Db 9, page 196, recorded May Ct 1799, Elias Car and wife, Celia, John Andrews and wife, Elisabeth M, Peter Hines, JR and wife, Prudence to Samuel Ruffin for $75 silver, a Negro girl named Letice, about 6 years old, being ofe of the undivided stock of Negroes belonging to the estate of James Johnston, decd and by his will to be equally divided among  his heirs and the death of Esther Johnston, signed Esther Johnston, Elias Car, Celia Carr, John Andrews, Elisabeth Andrews, Peter Hines, JR, Prudence Andrews, wit Jacob Johnston, Dempsey Stokes. 

Abstracted 8-11-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

 

1799 April 3: Edge. Co Db 9, page 202 recorded May Ct 1799, Benjamin Blackburn, Edge. Co to Amos Johnston, county aforesaid for $150 silver, a tract of land on the north side of Town Creek beginning at a water oak in the mouth of a small branch on the north side of a large branch called Laynes Branch then up the small branch to the head then along a line of marked trees to William Drake & Causeys corner a black jack then along Philip Causeys line to a white oak near Lanes Branch then down the various courses of said branch to the first station, containing 75 acres, signed Benja Blackburn, wit. Henry Hines, Jacob Johnston. 

Abstracted 10-2-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

 

 

1799 April 20: Edge. Co Db 9, page 187, deed recorded May CT 1799, James Scarborough, Edge. Co to Amos Johnston, county aforesaid for $36 silver a tract of land on the south side of Town Creek on the Little Swamp containing 36 acres beginning at a pine formerly (Solomon Philips) now William Philips corner then north 34 \'bd poles to a red oak formerly William Stokes corner now the said Amos Johnstons corner then west (175) poles to two pines and stakes in Johnstons other corner then south 90 \'bd poles to a pine & black oak standing in a (     ) a stake in Dempsey Stokes line then east along said line to the beginning, it being all that tract of land granted to the said James Scarborough by patent bearing date (6 Dec 1799), signed James Scarborough, wit Henry Hines, Shadrack Owens.  Abstracted 8-12-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

 

1799 April 22: Edge. Co Db 9, page 228, deed recorded May Ct 1799, John Colwell, Edge. Co to Amos Johnston, county aforesaid for $200 silver, a Negro girl named Milley, aged 6 years old 5 Nov last, signed John Well (fancy signature).  Abstracted 8-11-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

 

1799 May Ct  Edge. Co Db 9, page 216, deed date 15 Nov 1798, recorded May Ct 1799, Joseph Ainsley, Tyrrell Co to (Jesse Staton), Edge. Co for 100 pounds, a Negro woman named Lillian, signed Joseph Ainsley, wit Ezikel Statten (X), Thomas Johnston (X).  Abstracted 8-11-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

 

 

1799 May 6: Edge. Co Db 9, page 190, recorded May Ct 1799, Royston B. Coventon, atty for Nehemiah Coventon, both of Northumberland Co, VA to Amos Johnston for $300 silver, a Negro man named Isaac about 21 years of age, signed Royston Covington, wit. Joseph Barden, Philip Causey, Jr.  Abstracted 7-28-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC.

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1799 May 28: Edge. Co Db 9, page 194, deed recorded May Ct 1799, Barnaby Barron to Josiah Askew, both Edge. Co for $150, silver, a Negro boy named Brett, signed Barnaby Barrow, Josiah Askew, wit. Jacob Johnston, James Wilkins.  Abstracted 7-28-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

 

1799 Aug 20: Edge. Co Db 9, page 300, deed recorded Nov Ct 1799, Dempsey Skinner, Jr, Edge. Co to Amos Johnston, county aforesaid for $250 silver, one yellow Negro woman named Pleasant, about 18 years of age, signed Dempsey Skinner, wit Henry Hines, Peter (Cannon).  Abstracted 8-02-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC.

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1799 Aug 26: Edge. Co Db 9, page 241, deed, recorded Aug Ct 1799, John Owens, the Elder, Edge. Co to Dempsey Owens, county aforesaid for natural love and affection that I bare to my son a tract of land on the south side of Harricane Branch beginning at a pine in Amos Johnstons line formerly Moses Owens line then along a line of marked trees to a corner gum in a line formerly George Vickers line then running along said line to a pine in said line Elias Owens corner then by running along said Owens line to a white oak Henry Gays corner then running along said Gays line to Amos Johnstons line formerly Moses Owens line then along said line to the first station, containing 165 acres, being the land and plantation whereon I now live, signed John Owens (X), wit Lott Owens, Elisabeth Owens.  Abstracted 10-4-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

 

1799 Oct 5: Edge. Co Db 9, page 321, deed recorded Nov Ct 1799, Robert Lodge and Winniford, his wife, Edge. Co to Amos Johnston, Edge. Co for $50 silver, all our right and title to a tract of land on the north side of Town Creek containing 137 acres being one fourth part of the land which was formerly the property of Benjm. Marley, decd and after his death allotted to his son, Allen Marley, half brother of the said Winneford and which she claims as joint heir, with Nathan Marley, Bolen Marlen and Nancy Marley, and which descended to the said Nathan, Bolen, Nancy and Winniford at the death of said Allen, signed Robert Lodge (X), Winniford Lodge (X), wit Isaac Hall, Joseph Morgan.  Abstracted 8-03-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC.

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1799 Oct 8: Edge. Co Db 9, page 318, deed recorded Nov Ct 1799, Philip Causey, Sen, Edge. Co to Amos Johnston, county aforesaid, for $130 silver, a tract of land on the north side of Town Creek beginning at a pine John Arringtons corner in William Wilkins line then along said Wilkins and said Johnstons line west 168 poles to said Johnstons corner a black jack oak in William Drakes line then along said Drakes line north 100 poles to a pine a corner in said line near a path then along a line of marked trees north 87 \'bd east 168 poles to a corner pine in Arringtons line near a large path then along said line south to the beginning, containing 105 acres, signed Philip Causey (X), wit henry Holland, Henry Hines.  Abstracted 8-03-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

 

1800 Jan 26 David JOHNSON married Sally   VETTEL    Edgecombe Co. http://www.genealogybuff.com/nc/nc-marr-j.htm 

 

 

1800 Dec 1: Edge. Co. Db 10, page 32, date recorded Feb. Ct. 1801, Josiah Corbitt, of Edge. Co to Henry Gay, younger son of Zorababel Gay, for $225 paid by Zorababel Gay for his son, Henry, a tract of land on the north side of Aughtreys Creek beginning at the run of said creek and running along the old line north to a corner pine then west along a line of new marked trees to a corner pine then south along a line of new marked trees to Aughtreys Creek then down the various courses of said creek to the beginning, signed Josiah Corbitt, wit. Amos Johnston, Josiah Watson.

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1801 march 9: Mary P. JOHNSTON married Joel BATTLE  Edgecombe Co.  http://www.genealogybuff.com/nc/nc-marr-j.htm 

 

1801 Edgecombe County, NC - Henry Williams Estate,

 

Williams, Henry Estate, 1801, PETITION FOR YEARS PROVISIONS, 25 Aug 1801, stating that she is the widow of Henry Williams, dec'd who died intestate, signed Jean Williams, approved by Amos Johnston and Elisha Battle, Thomas Deaver, Elijah Horn & Lamon Ruffin appointed commissioners to lay off provision. 

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1804 Jan 20:  Lucy JOHNSTON married Reuben ELLIS  Edgecombe Co. http://www.genealogybuff.com/nc/nc-marr-j.htm 

 

 

1811 July 25: DEED BETWEEN SIMON EDWARDS & LEMON EDWARDS EDGECOMBE COUNTY DEED BOOK 14, Page 92 & 93 Dated 25 July 1811

 

 

This indenture made this twenty fifth of July 1811, in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven between SIMON EDWARDS of the county of Edgecombe and state of North Carolina of the one part and LEMON EDWARDS of the said county and state aforesaid of the other part  witness that I the said SIMON EDWARDS for and in the consideration of the sum of one hundred and forty five silver dollars to him in hand paid by said Lemon Edwards the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged myself fully satisfied contented and paid have by these presents bargained, sold, alined, offered, confirmed and by these presents doth absolutely sell unto him the aforesaid Lemon Edwards one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being situated in the county

aforesaid county of Edgecombe and bounded as follows viz.   Beginning at a pine said EDWARDS own corner in the head of a small branch called by the name of JAMES SPROUT thence down the various courses of said branch to JOHNS BRANCH to the mouth of the middle prong of said JOHNS BRANCH then up the various courses of the said Middle prong to a large white oak on the south side of the said branch the corner of the land AMOS JOHNSTON lately sold to said SIMON EDWARDS then nearly south along the said Edwards line to the first station containing by estimation NINETY ACRES of land be the same more or less.   To have and to hold the aforesaid Ninety Acres of land with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging or any ways appertaining unto him the aforesaid Simon Edwards his heirs and assigns forever and I the said Simon Edwards for my self, my heirs, executors, administrators doth covenant and agree so and with the said Lemon Edwards his heirs and assigns to warrant and defend the title and claims of the above bargained premises unto him the said Lemon Edwards his heirs and assigns forever clear and free from the lawful claim property or demand of all and every person or persons whatsoever.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand seal the day and year first above written, signed, sealed, and delivered in presence of

 

KINCHEN EDWARDS

SELY (her mark) DOWDEN        

                                        Signed:  SIMON EDWARDS (seal)

 

Edgecombe County August Court 1811

 

The within deed of sale was duly exhibited in open court acknowledged and ordred to be recorded.

 

Test.  EDWARD WALLACE

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1812 March 29: Alexander S. JOHNSTON married Nancy NORFLEET          Edgecombe http://www.genealogybuff.com/nc/nc-marr-j.htm

 

 

1828 Feb 1: Zadock JOHNSON married Elisie Amason Edgecombe http://www.genealogybuff.com/nc/nc-marr-j.htm

 

1830 Aug 6: Edge. Db 21, page 109, date of deed 6 Aug 1830, date recorded May Ct. 1834, Joseph Lancaster, Edge. Co. to Micajah Jackson, Edge. Co. for $100, on the south side of Tyan Cokey Swamp beginning at a live oak in the run of said swamp Amos Johnstons corner then up the various courses of said swamp to the fork then up the north west prong to the county line of Edge. and Nash then along said county line south west to a line formerly called Diggs line then east along said line to a corner pine then north to a pine and sweet gum then east along said Diggs line to a pine said Johnstons line then down a slash along said Johnstons line to the first station, containing 100 acres, signed Joseph Lancaster, wit. E. Bullock, R. Bullock.  Abstracted 9-15-01, FHC film 0370237, CTC.

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1832 Sept 4: Edge.  County, Db 21, page 117, Date of deed

recorded May Ct. 1834,Micajah Jackson of Edgecombe County, NC to John Ricks of Edgecombe County, NC, for $100 in hand, in Edgecombe County on the south side of Tyan Cokey Swamp, bounded as follows: beginning at a live oak in the run of sd. swamp   Amos Johnston's   corner, then up various courses of sd. swamp to the fork then up the north west prong to the county line of Edgecombe and Nash county then along sd. county line south west to a line formerly known as Digg's line then east along sd. line to a corner pine then north to a pine and sweet gum a corner then east along sd. Digg's line to a pine sd. Johnston's line then down a slash along sd. Johnston's line to the first station, containing by estimate 100 acres, more or less.  Signature Micajah (X) Jackson, witness

  W.D. Petway. 

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1833 April 20: Edge. Db 21, page 23, date of deed 20 Apr 1833, date recorded (Nov Ct. 1833), Orren L. Lamon and his wife, Polly Lamon, Hinds, Miss. To John W. Lewis, Edge. Co. for $1000, all their estate right, title and interest in two tracts of land in Edge. Co. on the south side of Tar River adjoining the lands of Isaac L. Battle and others and which descended to said Orren and Polly from her father, Elisha Battle, decd. In the division of his real estate, one tract called the river tract beginning at a hickory Isaac L. Battles corner on the river bank on the south side thereof, then with his line south 7 east 210 poles to a pine his other corner then south 89 \'bd west 45 poles to the center of a sweet gum and pines then north 5 \'bd east to the river bank then down the river to beginning, containing 55 acres, tract # 2 near the above adjoining the lands of said John W. Lewis, Isaac L. Battle, and others, beginning at the center of two sweet gums in Isaac L. Battles line then north 81 \'bd east 24 poles to his corner a Spanish Oak then south 246 poles to a stake then east 49 poles to a Spanish Oak then south 268 poles to a stake then west 64 poles to a red oak then north to the beginning, containing 147 acres, signed Orren D. Lamon, Polly Lamon, wit. J.R. Nicholson, signed in Mississippi.  Abstracted 9-15-01, FHC film 0370237, CTC.

 

1833 July 1: Edge. Db 22, page 42, date of deed 1 Jul 183(3), date recorded Feb Ct. 1838, Wilson Howard to my son, Joseph Howard, one mare and colt, the mare having been obtained by me from Mrs. Johnson, also, a distillery which I have had in use for some years, for $1 for the mare and colt and $1 for the distillery, signed Wilson Howard (X), wit. Wm. R. Long, Peter E. Knight. 

Abstracted 10-31-01, FHC film 0370237, CTC.

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1833 July 10: Edge. Db 21 page 29, date of deed 10 July 1833, date recorded

Nov. Ct. 1833,Geraldus Toole of Edge. Co. to Theophilus Parker, James W. Clark, Michael Hearn, John Williams, Nathan Mathewson, Ann Eliza Robards Susan Toole, Mary Toole, all of Edge. Co., and Amelia Riddley of Granville Co., and Henry Toole of Pitt Co. for deed of gift and $1, said Geraldus Toole owns a tract of land on the north side of Tar River about 3 miles above the Town of Tarboro which contains a family burial ground of which all parties of the second part feel a deep interest, signed G. Toole, wit.

Bythal R. Bell   (proved),   Henry Johnston.  

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1833 July 10: Edge. Db 21 page 29, date of deed 10 July 1833, date recorded Nov. Ct. 1833,   Geraldus Toole  of Edge. Co.to Theophilus Parker, James W. Clark, Michael Hearn, John Williams, Nathan Mathewson, Ann Eliza Robards Susan Toole, Mary Toole, all of Edge. Co., and

Amelia Riddley of Granville Co., and   Henry Toole   of Pitt Co. for deed of gift and $1, said Geraldus Toole owns a tract of land on the north side of Tar River about 3 miles above the Town of Tarboro which contains a family burial ground of which all parties of the second part feel a deep interest, signed G. Toole, wit.

Bythal R. Bell   (proved),   Henry Johnston  .  

 

1834 Dec 20: Edge. Db 21, page 200,date recorded Feb Ct. 1835, by order of Nov Ct. 1834 commissioners to Nancy Wilkinson, widow of Charles Wilkinson, her dower in his lands, the home tract and (Smith) tract added together making 229 acres and the third tract which is 76 1/3 acres we allot to her as the house tract beginning at two pines then south 122 poles to the center of 2 red oaks and one black jack then west 110 poles to the center of three maples and three pines then north 122 poles to a pine then east 100 poles to the beginning, the creek tract containing 293 acres, the third of which is 99 1/3 acres beginning at a stake in (Mrs. Abbingtons) line then south 55 east (15) poles then south 21 east 22 poles then with a small branch to Drewry Bryans line then with his line to two white oaks on Fishing Creek then up the meanders of the creek to a pine Mrs. Abbingtons corner then with her other line to beginning, inclucing the dwelling house and houses, orchards, etc. where the decd most generally dwelt before his death, signed Willie Bradley, Silas Weeks, Lundsford Cherry, John B. (Exum), John Laine, Patrick McDowell, D. Bryan, Aaron Johnston, David Lane (X), James Coker, John Edmondson, Britain Howell.  Abstracted 9-28-01, FHC film 0370237, CTC.

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1835 Jan 20: Edge. Db 21, page 227, date recorded Feb Ct. 1835, George Anderson, (Sen), Edge. Co. to Nancy Stallings, (Daughter of said George Anderson), for the love and affection he has for said Nancy, a tract of land on the south side of Tar River adjoining the lands of (Reuben) Johnsons beginning at a sweet gum in (Reuben) Johnsons line & (Zahk) Griffins corner then with said Johnsons line to a pine Johnsons corner then with his other line to a red oak corner his other corner then with said Andersons line to a post oak in the fork of a branch then up the various courses of said branch to the beginning, containing 9 3/4 acres, signed George Anderson (X), wit. Edwin L.

Moore, S.L. Hart.  Abstracted 9-28-01, FHC film 0370237, CTC.

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1835 Oct 16: Edge. Db 21, page 461, date recorded Aug. CT. 1836, Dempsey D. Barnes, Exec. Of Nancy Barnes, decd Edge. Co. to Dempsey J. Barnes, Edge. Co. for $595.52, a tract of land in Edge. and Nash Co. on both sides of the county road and on the south side of the Little Swamp beginning at the mouth of the Ditch Branch in said Little Swamp running up said Ditch and Branch Dempsey D. Barnes own line to a mile post on the county line road then up the said county line road to Thomas Johnsons line then a west course along said Johnsons line to a corner pine then to the flax pond then down the (Drean) of said pond to the big branch the carpenter line then down said branch to the little swamp then down said little swamp to the beginning, containing 175 acres, signed Dempsey D. Barnes, wit. Simon Robbins, James J. Barnes.  Abstracted 10-23-01, FHC film 0370237, CTC.

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1836 Dec 30: Edge. Db 21, page 554, date recorded Feb Ct. 1837, commissioners to Martha Bullock, widow of Bennet Bullock her legal dower in the lands that her late husband died seized and possessed of, beginning at the Great Swamp Bridge then with the swamp up to William Harris line then with Harris line to the county line road then said road until it strikes the Tarboro Road then the Tarboro Road to a red oak on the said then south 14 poles to a pine then east 41 poles to a stake then north 10 poles to a w oak at the road then the road to the beginning, including the dwelling house, signed Arthur D. Farmer, Moses Farmer, Phill. P. Pittman, Gilford B. Parker, Cornelius Jordan, Amos Johnson, James Tomberlinson, Joseph Farmer, Thomas Johnson, John Morris, Wm. Barnes, Sith Ward.  Abstracted 10-23-01, FHC film 0370237, CTC.

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1837 Feb: Edge. Db 21, page 555, date recorded Feb Ct. 1837,Catherine Johnston, Edge. Co. for the natural love and affection I have and bear to my grandson, Peter E. Hines, a certain Negro boy John aged about 16 years, signed Catherine Johnston, wit. Richd. Hines.  Abstracted 10-23-01, FHC film 0370237, CTC.

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1837 March 6: Edge. Db 22, page 91, date recorded 7 Apr. 1838, George Evans, Edge. Co. to Peter Evans, Edge. Co. for $500 a tract of land adjoining the lands of Peter Evans and Willis Wilkins containing 100 acres, it being a tract bought by Amos Johnston of Redding (Spill) and by said Amos Wilkins to his daughter Nancy Evans, wife of Peter Evans and conveyed by Peter Evans and his wife to said George Evans in a deed bearing date 20 May 1828, signed Geo. N. Evans, wit. (?) Rigg.  Abstracted 11-12-01, FHC film 0370237, CTC.

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1837 May 10: Edge. Db 21, page 575, date of deed 10 May 1837, date recorded May Ct. 1837, commissioners to Evelina Hawkins, widow of Elza Hawkins, her proportional part of the lands of which said Elza Hawkins died seized and possessed of beginning at the mill house known as Williams Mill and running with said mill road to a pine in Dempsey Bryans line then north 50 poles to two white gums then north 70 west 265 poles to Williams Mill Branch then down the meanders thereof to the first station, containing 100 acres, signed Wm. S. Baker, Willie Bradley, (Jos) Cutchens, L.W.

Lawrence, Bartholomew Bryan, David Bradley, Norphlet Cutchin, Asa Edmondson, Aaron Johnson (X), Edward S. Cotton, Sander Bradley, Lodwick Fountain (X).  Abstracted 10-31-01, FHC film 0370237, CTC.

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1837 March 7:  Edge. Db 21, page 597, date of deed 7 Mar 1837, date recorded May Ct. 1837, George Anderson, Jun, & George Anderson Sen, Edge. Co. to Ruben Johnston, Edge. Co. for $300, a tract of land where George Anderson Sen now lives adjoining the lands of James S.Battle and others beginning at a maple and a bay tree in the fork of Brakes and Grassy Branch then up the various courses of Brakes Branch to two white oaks John Andersons, now Lott Stallings corner then the various courses up said branch to a water oak Lott Stallings other corner then near east course to a red oak Ruben Johnstons & said Stallings corner then north along Ruben Johnstons line to two black oaks on James S. Battles corner then west to a corner pine Elizabeth Griffins corner then south 45 west 33 poles to a pine stump in the head of a small drain then down the various courses of said drain to Falks Branch a sweet gum the down said branch to Brakes Branch a sweet gum then up said Brakes Branch the various courses to the beginning, containing 156 acres, signed George Anderson, Jun, George Anderson, Sen, wit. S.L. Hart (proved), Robert A. Johnson.  Abstracted 10-31-01, FHC film 0370237, CTC.

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1837 Oct 24: Edge. Db 22, page 16, (Cokey Swamp) date of deed 24 Oct 1837, date recorded Nov Ct. 1837, Nancy Stallings, Edge. Co. to Zachariah Griffin, Edge. Co. for $30, a tract of land on the south side of Tar River adjoining the lands of Reuben Johnson line & Zachariah Griffins corner then with the said Johnsons line to a post oak in the fork of a branch then up the various courses of said branch to the beginning, containing 34 acres, signed Nancy Stallings (X), wit. R.D. Wimberly.  Abstracted 10-31-01, FHC film 0370237, CTC.

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1837 Nov 25: Edge. Db 22, page 17, date recorded Nov Ct. 1837, Zachariah Griffin, Edge. Co. to Reuben Johnson, Edge. Co. for $146.25, a tract of land on the south side of Tar River beginning at a stake in Reuben Johnsons line and running north 61 \'bd east 131 poles to a black gum standing on the run of a small branch then up the meanders of said branch to water oak then north 84 east 15 poles to a red oak then north 70 east 29 poles to a pine then to the beginning, containing 45 acres, signed Zach Griffin, wit. S.L. Hart.  Abstracted 10-31-01, FHC film 0370237, CTC.

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1837 Dec 22: Edge. Db 22, page 171, date of deed 22 Dec 1837, date recorded Aug. Ct. 1838, by order of Nov Ct. 1837, commissioners to Martha Cromwell, the widow of Newsom Cromwell decd her dower in the lands that her late husband died seized and possessed of, beginning at a black gum in a branch William Bakers corner then along his line east 135 poles to a small post oak in (    ) Bryans line then along said line south 5 east 58 poles to a red oak then south 75 west 54 \'bd poles to a red oak then south 58 \'bd west 24 poles to a pine & small persimmon tree standing on side of the road then along said road north 25 \'bd west 43 poles to a stake on the ditch then along the ditch south 49 west 19 poles to a stake in the ditch then south 80 \'bd west 85 \'bd poles to the aforesaid branch then up the meanders of said branch to the first station, containing 67 acres, including the dwelling house where the said decd most generally lived next before his death, signed Wm. S. Baker, W. Savage, (Sander) Bradley, Bennet B. Lawrence, Robert Foxhall, Aaron Johnson (X), David Barlow, Kindred C.

Taylor, Barthloume Bryan, Joseph J. Freeman, D. Bryan, Richard sessums (X).  Abstracted 11-12-01, FHC film 0370237, CTC.

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1837 Dec 17: Edge. Db 22, page 18, date of deed 17 Dec 1836, date recorded Nov Ct. 1837, John Ricks, Edge. Co. to Isaac Robbins, Edge. Co. for $175, a tract of land on the south side of Tyan Cokey Swamp beginning at a live oak in the run of said swamp Amos Johnsons corner then up the various courses of said swamp to the fork then up the north prong to the county line of Edgecombe and Nash then along said county line south west to a line formerly called Diggs line then east along said line to a corner pine then north to a pine and sweet gum a corner then east along said Diggs line to a pine said Johnsons line then down a slash along said Johnsons line to the first station, containing 100 acres, signed John W. Ricks, wit. William Nolley (proved), E.W. Jackson.  Abstracted 10-31-01, FHC film 0370237, CTC.

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1838 Aug 24: Edge. Db 22, page 158, date of deed 24 Aug 1838, date recorded Aug. Ct. 1838, John Griffin, Edge. Co. to Robert Johnson and his wife, Nelly for natural love and affection give all my right, title and interest to a tract of land on the north side of Tyan Cokey Swamp containing 150 acres adjoining the lands of John Griffin, (Ponds to) Cokey Swamp then down the swamp to Wells Draighon formerly George Stephenson and now owned by William W. Armstrong, John Peels and others, reserving the right in and to the above described land during my natural life and the natural life of my wife, Susan, signed John Griffin, wit. S.L. Hart, William Ponds (X).  Abstracted 11-12-01, FHC film 0370237, CTC.

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1855, Wilson County formed from Edgecombe, Johnston, Nash and Wayne

 

REPORTS

1747 Feb 12: Edge. Co (Halifax) Db 3, page 266, deed date 12 Feb 1747, recorded Aug Ct 1748, William Taylor, Esq, Edge. Co to (Edwd Crowell), carpenter, county aforesaid for 5 pds sterling VA, a tract beginning at a (        ) tree being the corner bounds of Peter Johnson's land standing in Conocnary Swamp then up the edge of the swamp easterly till it meets with the aforesaid Taylor's line then westerly down Taylor's line till it comes to Peter Johnson's line from there to the first station, containing (seven) acres, (Wm. Taylor), wit (Saml. Hassner), Abraham Thomas (A).  Abstracted 1-23-06, NCA film C.047.40002, CTC. http://searches.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/nc/edgecombe/deeds/ehbk3b.txt
Notes: William Taylor

1798 Jan 13 dated deed: Mecklenburg Co. Va Deed book 10 pg 178: Stephen Johnson of Chatham NC to Henry Henderson and Claiborne Tucker of Mecklenburg Co. for 83 pounds current VA money. On the waters of Nutbush Creek, bounded by a stake on the County Line, by Thomas Carter, John Johnson, Terisha Johnson: Signed Stephen Johnson ((BHM) Witness: Terisha Johnson, John Johnson, Terisha Turner, William Taylor, M. Alexander. Lidy Johnson wife of Stephen reliquished her dower rights.

 
Notes: Edward Crowell
Notes: Peter Johnson
Notes: Conocnary Swamp
Notes: Samule Hassner
Notes Abraham Thomas 

 

1750 May 15: Edge. Co (Halifax) Db 3, page 469, deed date 15 May 1750, recorded May Ct 1750, William Taylor, Edge. Co, Gent., to Henning Temble, said county, merchant, for 50 pds VA, a tract on the south side of Roanoke  River beginning at a white oak on the road leading to Johnsons Ferry then down a branch to (Callus Pollacks) line then along his line to John Pope's corner then along Popes' line to William Murphrey's line then along said Murphrey's line along a narrow ridge to the beginning, which land was formerly laid off for William Taylor, supposed to be 100 acres, and was by the last will and testament of William Murphrey was bequeathed to William Hurst and by said William Hurst conveyed to Capt John Stafford and to Anthony Stafford attorney for John Stafford conveyed to William Speight and by the said Speight conveyed to the said William Taylor by deed dated 17 May 1749, it being part of a tract granted to William Murphrey by patent dated 1 Mar 1721, signed Wm Taylor, wit Jno Bradford, James Barnes, Geo Nicholson.  Abstracted 1-29-06, NCA film C.047.40002, CTC.

Notes: William Taylor

MARCH, 1762: Ordered that the following persons lay off road leading out of the road that crosses Swift Creek at the Bridge near RICKMAN’s store between the store and Greens Path and then near the Plumb Tree Bottom above < > into the road: Mathew DRAKE, Nath’l DRAKE, William DRAKE, Francis PARKER, Isaac HILLIARD, Thos MAIN (?), Henry BECKWITH, Thos FLOYD, John WILLIAMS, William BRASWELL, Francis JONES, William TAYLOR, Jacob HILLIARD, Thos. WILLIAMS, Jacob BRASWELL, Joseph SUMNER, Simon JOHNSON, Henry BRASWELL overseer and the following work on the same: Isaac HILLIARD, Henry BECKWITH, Ebenezer FOLSOME, William BRASWELL, William HUNT, Jacob Whitehead, DAWSON, William NORRIS, William HORN, Francis JENKINS, Edmund REVELL, John SPIKES, Thos. SPIKES, William SPIKES, John WOODARD, William DANIEL, Francis JONES, Mathew DRAKE, Nath’l DRAKE, Mary WILLIAMS. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txtEDGECOMBE NC COURT MINUTES -(partial) 1757-1784

SEPTEMBER, 1762 – Read the petition of sundry inhabitants of Swift Creek for a road. Ordered that the following persons be jury to lay out same beginning on south side of Creek near the old store house alias Col. WHITEHEADs store house in WHITTINGTONs Rode from the new down the road that crosses said Creek at John MIALS at or near John HATCHERs plantation; to wit: Jacob WHITEHEAD, Simon JOHNSON, Robert MANER, William ANDERSON, John HATCHER, Robert ROSE, Hardyman POPE, John SIKES, Arthur WHITEHEAD, Ebenezer FOLSOME, Henry BECKWORTH, Mathew DRAKE, Francis PARKER, Isaac HILLIARD, John STALLIONS, John HATCHER, Jr, Francis JONES, William LANGLY. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt EDGECOMBE NC COURT MINUTES -(partial) 1757-1784

It appears Peter Johnson is living there in 1747 and in 1759 Simon Johnson live near each other as they have lands connecting to  William Taylor.

Notes: Henning Temble

Notes: Johnsons Ferry

Notes: Callus Pollacks

Notes: John Pope

1746 Edgecombe, NC - Court Minutes -  Read the petition of Sundry inhabitants on the south side of Swift Creek praying a new road to laid out from the Bridge at Mr. Marvins? Plantation on Swift Creek to Peach Tree Creek and that the following to lay out the same, viz: JAMES CANE, Thos Drake, John Pope, Wm Walker, ... and that all the inhabitants on the south side of Swift Creek and above Col. Whiteheads Mill path do open and work on & clear this road.

Notes: William Murpheys

Notes: William Hurst

Notes: John Staffore

Notes: William Speight

Notes: 1664 March 11: Nansemond Co: Francis Spike: 700 acres on the head of a creek Called Mathews Creek adjoining the land of William Eaton: Land Office Patents # 5, 1661-1666 vol 1 & 2 pg 205 on reel 5: Library of Virginia Archives Section

Notes: Descendancy Chart for Francis Speight Sr. who died in Nansmond Co. Va.

William Speight Capt. born Nansemond Co. Va. bef Feb 9 1696

Thomas Speight marrried Mary Hinton Born Nansemond Co. Va. died aft 1737 April 9 Bertie NC

Moses Speight married Mary: at Perquims NC, he was born in Va

Rachel Speight married Thomas Jordan at Nansemond Co. Va.

Ruth Speight married Joseph Jordan at Bertie NC she was of Bertie NC

Joseph Jordan and Ruth Speight children Sarah Jordan born 1739 Dec 13 Bertie Co. NC married William Armistead Sr. 1757 Sept 2, Bertie Co. NC she died aft 1818 Feb 12 in Bertie Co.NC

Contact e-mail for this  info fkroots@aol.com

 

Notes: Mathews Creek is the home of Henry Rowen who was first married to Alice, after his death Alice re married one John Watson and had Sarah Watson who was the wife of Michael Johnson. The Francis Spike families lived on this Mathews Creek in 1664 and some moved to Bertie County, which in 1741 lands became Edgecombe Co NC

 

Notes: Jonathan Bradford

Notes: James barnes

Notes: George Nicholson

1759 DECEMBER 25: Edgecombe Co.

Simon JOHNSON and William TAYLOR searchers from the mouth of Cokers lined out Swift Creek to the Falls of Tar River.

Selected Extracts transcribed by Francie Lane - flane@otn.net:

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NC Court Minutes of the Pleas & Quarter Sessions – 1757 – 1784 LDS Microfilm #0370142

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt

 

REPORTS SIMON JOHNSON

 

1759 Hertford formed from Bertie, Chowan, and Northampton

1750 May 15: Edge. Co (Halifax) Db 3, page 469, deed date 15 May 1750, recorded May Ct 1750, William Taylor, Edge. Co, Gent., to Henning Temble, said county, merchant, for 50 pds VA, a tract on the south side of Roanoke  River beginning at a white oak on the road leading to Johnsons Ferry then down a branch to (Callus Pollacks) line then along his line to John Pope's corner then along Popes' line to William Murphrey's line then along said Murphrey's line along a narrow ridge to the beginning, which land was formerly laid off for William Taylor, supposed to be 100 acres, and was by the last will and testament of William Murphrey was bequeathed to William Hurst and by said William Hurst conveyed to Capt John Stafford and to Anthony Stafford attorney for John Stafford conveyed to William Speight and by the said Speight conveyed to the said William Taylor by deed dated 17 May 1749, it being part of a tract granted to William Murphrey by patent dated 1 Mar 1721, signed Wm Taylor, wit Jno Bradford, James Barnes, Geo Nicholson.  Abstracted 1-
29-06, NCA film C.047.40002, CTC.

Notes: William Taylor

Notes: Henning Temble

Notes: Johnsons Ferry

Notes: Callus Pollacks

Notes: John Pope

Notes: William Murpheys

Notes: William Hurst

Notes: John Staffore

Notes: William Speight

Notes: Jonathan Bradford

Notes: James barnes

Notes: George Nicholson

 

1759 DECEMBER 25: Edgecombe Co.

Simon JOHNSON and William TAYLOR searchers from the mouth of Cokers lined out Swift Creek to the Falls of Tar River.

Selected Extracts transcribed by Francie Lane - flane@otn.net:

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NC Court Minutes of the Pleas & Quarter Sessions – 1757 – 1784 LDS Microfilm #0370142

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt

 

History of Swift Creek

 

Edgecombe NC Deed Book 05-439 30 Dec 1745 William Mearns of Swift Cr. Edg co. to William Bynam Junr for 15pds land on Fishing Creek adj Drake. Wit: Thos Hill, REBEKAH CANE, Wm Bynum. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/cain0001.txt

1746 Edgecombe, NC - Court Minutes -  Read the petition of Sundry inhabitants on the south side of Swift Creek praying a new road to laid out from the Bridge at Mr. Marvins? Plantation on Swift Creek to Peach Tree Creek and that the following to lay out the same, viz: JAMES CANE, Thos Drake, John Pope, Wm Walker, ... and that all the inhabitants on the south side of Swift Creek and above Col. Whiteheads Mill path do open and work on & clear this road.

Edgecombe NC Deed Book 03-330 16 Feb 1749 JAMES CANE to Kindred Carter for 5pds, 100a on north side of Swift Creek and below the Long Swamp, part of pat to sd JAMES CAIN 20 Apr 1745. s/ JAMES CANE. Wit: Edwd Moore, Wm Dortch

1752, Oct William Acock, . 22 Acres 300, No. 10 70-M On both sides the falls of swift creek, beginning at a pine NC - Granville & Johnston County Land Grants http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/johnston/deeds/granjohn.txt

03 Jun 1754 Edgecombe NC Deed Book 02-157 JAMES CANE to William Beckenham, 8pds, 100ac, on n side of Swift Creek on the little Swamp adj. Kindred Carter, pat of JAMES CANE 20 Apr 1745. s/ JAS CANE. Wit: Jacob Carter, Joseph x Fair. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/cain0001.txt

Edgecombe NC Deed Book 02-158 28 Nov 1754 William Beckenham to Kindred Carter for 8pds, 100ac; part of pat to JAMES CANE 20 Apr 1745 & he by deed to Beckingham 03 Jun 1754, on one side of Swift Creek on Little Swamp. Wit: John Speir, Wm Jones, James Dancy. proved by Speir

1756, May 11 Bryan, Needham  Acres 338, No. 161 70-A Beginning at a white oak on north side of swift creek NC - Granville & Johnston County Land Grants http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/johnston/deeds/granjohn.txt

It appears Peter Johnson is living on swift Creek in 1747 and in 1759 Simon Johnson lives on Swift Creek near each other per land deeds of William Taylor. It is also notes that Fishing Creek is in 1745 Edgecombe County and it is connected to Swift Creek deeds.

25 DECEMBER 1759: Simon JOHNSON and William TAYLOR searchers from the mouth of <Cokers lined out> Swift Creek to the Falls of Tar River. EDGECOMBE NC COURT MINUTES -(partial) 1757-1784 http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt

1761, July 21 Brewer, John  Acres 487, No. 36 70-B On a branch of swift creek called Bazoy's branch, beginning at a white oak NC - Granville & Johnston County Land Grants http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/johnston/deeds/granjohn.txt

1762 MARCH

Ordered that the following persons lay off road leading out of the road that crosses Swift Creek at the Bridge near RICKMAN’s store between the store and Greens Path and then near the Plumb Tree Bottom above < > into the road: Mathew DRAKE, Nath’l DRAKE, William DRAKE, Francis PARKER, Isaac HILLIARD, Thos MAIN (?), Henry BECKWITH, Thos FLOYD, John WILLIAMS, William BRASWELL, Francis JONES, William TAYLOR, Jacob HILLIARD, Thos. WILLIAMS, Jacob BRASWELL, Joseph SUMNER, Simon JOHNSON, Henry BRASWELL overseer and the following work on the same: Isaac HILLIARD, Henry BECKWITH, Ebenezer FOLSOME, William BRASWELL, William HUNT, Jacob Whitehead, DAWSON, William NORRIS, William HORN, Francis JENKINS, Edmund REVELL, John SPIKES,  Thos. SPIKES, William SPIKES, John WOODARD, William DANIEL, Francis JONES, Mathew DRAKE, Nath’l DRAKE, Mary WILLIAMS.

Selected Extracts transcribed by Francie Lane - flane@otn.net:

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NC Court Minutes of the Pleas & Quarter Sessions – 1757 – 1784 LDS Microfilm #0370142

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt

 

Notes: 1664 March 11: Nansemond Co: Francis Spike: 700 acres on the head of a creek Called Mathews Creek adjoining the land of William Eaton: Land Office Patents # 5, 1661-1666 vol 1 & 2 pg 205 on reel 5: Library of Virginia Archives Section

Notes:Descendancy Chart for Francis Speight Sr. who died in Nansmond Co. Va.

William Speight Capt. born Nansemond Co. Va. bef Feb 9 1696

Thomas Speight marrried Mary Hinton Born Nansemond Co. Va. died aft 1737 April 9 Bertie NC

Moses Speight married Mary: at Perquims NC, he was born in Va

Rachel Speight married Thomas Jordan at Nansemond Co. Va.

Ruth Speight married Joseph Jordan at Bertie NC she was of Bertie NC

Joseph Jordan and Ruth Speight children Sarah Jordan born 1739 Dec 13 Bertie Co. NC married William Armistead Sr. 1757 Sept 2, Bertie Co. NC she died aft 1818 Feb 12 in Bertie Co.NC

Contact e-mail for this  info fkroots@aol.com

 

Notes: Mathews Creek is the home of Henry Rowen who was first married to Alice, after his death Alice re married one John Watson and had Sarah Watson who was the wife of Michael Johnson. The Francis Spike families lived on this Mathews Creek in 1664 and some moved to Bertie County, which in 1741 lands became Edgecombe Co NC

 

 

SEPTEMBER, 1762 – Read the petition of sundry inhabitants of Swift Creek for a road. Ordered that the following persons be jury to lay out same beginning on south side of Creek near the old store house alias Col. WHITEHEADs store house in WHITTINGTONs Rode from the new down the road that crosses said Creek at John MIALS at or near John HATCHERs plantation; to wit: Jacob WHITEHEAD, Simon JOHNSON, Robert MANER, William ANDERSON, John HATCHER, Robert ROSE, Hardyman POPE, John SIKES, Arthur WHITEHEAD, Ebenezer FOLSOME, Henry BECKWORTH, Mathew DRAKE, Francis PARKER, Isaac HILLIARD, John STALLIONS, John HATCHER, Jr, Francis JONES, William LANGLY. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt EDGECOMBE NC COURT MINUTES -(partial) 1757-1784

 

Notes: Robert Hudson II, born 1685 in Henrico County, VA; died 1757 in Swift Creek, Chesterfield County, VA. He married Martha Hancock Abt. 1720 in VA, daughter of John Hancock. She was born Bet. 1680 - 1686 in VA, and died April 02, 1758 in Chesterfield County, VA.

 

Notes; does this Connect to my Hancock Lines as it does connect to my William Hatcher Born 1613 England and died on Swift Creek in Henrico Co. Va. This is interesting to me at least is that Edward Hatcher 3rd lived on Tuckahoe Creek with Robert Burton as did Michael Johnson who died 1718 on Tuckahoe Creek, whose mother in Law is Alice first married to Henry Rowen whose lands were on Mathes Creek as is the above Speight-Spikes Families Edward hatcher 3rd is the Grndson of William Hatcher born 1613. This John Hatcher is off the same lines.

1763, Jan. Charles  Bullock, 1 Acres 180, No. __ 70-A On the north side of swift creek and on both sides of Bush Branch NC - Granville & Johnston County Land Grants http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/johnston/deeds/granjohn.txt

1761, Jan. 13  Nathaniel Busby,  Acres 665, No. 72 71-L Beginning on a branch of swift creek, called white oak, including his improvement NC - Granville & Johnston County Land Grants http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/johnston/deeds/granjohn.txt

1763 Jan 1 Johnston Aycock,  330, No. __ 70-J On north side of Swift creek, beginning at a post oak Johnston County, NC - Granville & Johnston County Land Grants http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/johnston/deeds/granjohn.txt

APRIL, 1765: Ordered that John RAWLS & John DUNN with their companies repair the Bridge over Town Creek at Robert WRIGHTs and keep the same in repair till next July Court, and ordered that Leonard LANGSTON with his company repair the <?covered> Bridge on Tosneot and keep the same in repair until next July Court, and John BAILEY and Joshua PROCTOR with their companies keep Bridge on Swift Creek near Jacob POPEs till July Court. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt EDGECOMBE NC COURT MINUTES -(partial) 1757-1784

JULY, 1766: Sherwood HAYWOOD, Elisha BATTLE and William BELLAMY or any two of them appointed commissioners for < > building of the lower bridge on Swift Creek . http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt EDGECOMBE NC COURT MINUTES -(partial) 1757-1784

1767 Jan 12: John Lawhon & Elizabeth his wife of Johnston to William Rhodes of Johnston County - tract of land on Swift Creek, William Woods corner, William Lawhon's corner, 103 acres - land originally granted to John Lawhon by John Earl Granville bearing date 26th day of April 1754 - date of this deed 12th January 1767 Signed John Lawhon and Elisabeth Lawhon(her x mark)  Witnesses: John Smith (his x mark), Lamuel Taylor (his x mark)

JULY, 1767: Read petition of William BELLAMY for leave to build a mill over Swift Creek near his own plantation setting forth that the land on the south side of said creek is his own property and that the land on the opposite side belongs to Joseph John WILLIAMS of Bertie County. Ordered that Sherwood HAYWOOD, James WILLIAMS, Robert GRAY and John BAILEY caused to be laid of[f] an acre (continued two pages over) Land on each side Creek and value the same and report thereof make, &c and that Col. William HAYWOOD attend and lay off the same & also that summon issue to the aforesaid Joseph John WILLIAMS to appear at the next Court to show cause why the said BELLAMY may not have leave to build the said Mill agreeable to his petition.  http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt EDGECOMBE NC COURT MINUTES -(partial) 1757-1784

NOVEMBER, 1768: The commissioners for letting MIALS Bridge on Swift Creek report that they had let the same to William KINCHEN for £17.10 Procl. And that the same was finished according agreement. Ordered that the Sheriff pay him the sd. £17.10 http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt EDGECOMBE NC COURT MINUTES -(partial) 1757-1784

MAY, 1771:

Taxable District 10:

Elisha BATTLE, Esq.

Joseph PITMAN   Capt. Simon JOHNSON

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NC Court Minutes of the Pleas & Quarter Sessions – 1757 – 1784 LDS Microfilm #0370142

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt

 

AUGUST, 1772 Ordered that Daniel WOODARD be overseer of the road from the Great Branch near GREGORY STALLINGS Path to Swift Creek Bridge & all the hands who formerly worked under WOODARD (except those ordered to work under Abraham Evans) together with the hands of Robert DIGGER & William ELLINOR work on the same. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt EDGECOMBE NC COURT MINUTES -(partial) 1757-1784

 

JULY 1774:

Taxable District #10 – Sherwood HAYWOOD for Joseph PITMANs District Processioners for District #10:  Simon JOHNSON, William HORN, son of Henry HORN. eport – 2,920 Taxables for 1774.

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NC Court Minutes of the Pleas & Quarter Sessions – 1757 – 1784 LDS Microfilm #0370142

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/court/1757par.txt

 

 

REPORT BENJAMIN JOHNSON

 

1749 Feb 9: Edge. Co. (Halifax) Db 3, page 494, deed date 9 Feb 1749, recorded Aug Ct 1750, Gabriel Parker, Edge. Co, planter to John Parker, county aforesaid for 10 pds Va, a tract of 95 acres on the north side of Toisnot Swamp beginning at an oak in Isaac Ricks line then north 58 west 113 poles to a scrubby oak in Benjamin Johnson's line then along his line north 25 east 154 poles to a live oak in a small branch on Ricks' line then south 25 west 126 poles to the first station, signed Gabriel Parker (mark), wit Richd Bailey (R), Robert Hutchinson, Benjamin Joyner.  Abstracted 8-1-06, NCA film C.047.40002, CTC. Edge. Co. (Halifax) Db 3, page 494, deed date 9 Feb 1749, recorded Aug Ct 1750, Gabriel Parker, Edge. Co, planter to John Parker, county aforesaid for 10 pds Va, a tract of 95 acres on the north side of Toisnot Swamp beginning at an oak in Isaac Ricks line then north 58 west 113 poles to a scrubby oak in Benjamin Johnson's line then along his line north 25 east 154 poles to a live oak in a small branch on Ricks' line then south 25 west 126 poles to the first station, signed Gabriel Parker (mark), wit Richd Bailey (R), Robert Hutchinson, Benjamin Joyner.  Abstracted 8-1-06, NCA film C.047.40002, CTC. http://searches.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/nc/edgecombe/deeds/ehbk3b
Notes: John Parker
Notes: Gabriel Parker
Notes Toisnot Swamp
1749 Feb 9: Edge. Co. (Halifax) Db 3, page 494, deed date 9 Feb 1749, recorded Aug Ct 1750, Gabriel Parker, Edge. Co, planter to John Parker, county aforesaid for 10 pds Va, a tract of 95 acres on the north side of Toisnot Swamp beginning at an oak in Isaac Ricks line then north 58 west 113 poles to a scrubby oak in Benjamin Johnson's line then along his line north 25 east 154 poles to a live oak in a small branch on Ricks' line then south 25 west 126 poles to the first station, signed Gabriel Parker (mark), wit Richd Bailey (R), Robert Hutchinson, Benjamin Joyner.  Abstracted 8-1-06, NCA film C.047.40002, CTC. Edge. Co. (Halifax) Db 3, page 494, deed date 9 Feb 1749, recorded Aug Ct 1750, Gabriel Parker, Edge. Co, planter to John Parker, county aforesaid for 10 pds Va, a tract of 95 acres on the north side of Toisnot Swamp beginning at an oak in Isaac Ricks line then north 58 west 113 poles to a scrubby oak in Benjamin Johnson's line then along his line north 25 east 154 poles to a live oak in a small branch on Ricks' line then south 25 west 126 poles to the first station, signed Gabriel Parker (mark), wit Richd Bailey (R), Robert Hutchinson, Benjamin Joyner.  Abstracted 8-1-06, NCA film C.047.40002, CTC. http://searches.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/nc/edgecombe/deeds/ehbk3b
 
Notes: Isaac Rick
Notes: Benjamin Johnson
Notes: Richard Bailey
Notes: Robert Hutchinson
Notes: Benjamin Joyner

It appears John Johnson and Benjamin Johnson are neighbors on Toisnot Swamp

 

REPORT JOHN JOHNSON

 

1749 July 22: Edge. Co (Halifax) Db 3, page 376, deed date 22 Jul 1749, recorded Aug Ct 1749, John Johnston, planter, late of Edge. Co to Duncan Lamon, county aforesaid for 7 pds VA, a tract being a patent granted to John Lott date (blank) one thousand seven hundred & forty (blank space), on the south side of Toisnot Swamp beginning at a pine on the north side 
of Mill Branch then south 40 east 126 poles across the Mill Branch to a pine then north 46 west 126 poles to an oak across the Mill Branch to the first station, signed John Johnston (mark), wit Edwd Moore, Bertha Redman (B) (his mark), proved by Bartholomew Redman.  Abstracted 1-27-

06, NCA film C.047.40002, CTC. http://searches.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/nc/edgecombe/deeds/ehbk3b.txt

 

Notes: John Johnson

Notes: Duncan Lamon

Notes: Mill Branch

Notes: Edward Moore

Notes: Bertha Redman

Notes: Bartholomew Redman

Toisnot Swamp

1749 Feb 9: Edge. Co. (Halifax) Db 3, page 494, deed date 9 Feb 1749, recorded Aug Ct 1750, Gabriel Parker, Edge. Co, planter to John Parker, county aforesaid for 10 pds Va, a tract of 95 acres on the north side of Toisnot Swamp beginning at an oak in Isaac Ricks line then north 58 west 113 poles to a scrubby oak in Benjamin Johnson's line then along his line north 25 east 154 poles to a live oak in a small branch on Ricks' line then south 25 west 126 poles to the first station, signed Gabriel Parker (mark), wit Richd Bailey (R), Robert Hutchinson, Benjamin Joyner.  Abstracted 8-1-06, NCA film C.047.40002, CTC. Edge. Co. (Halifax) Db 3, page 494, deed date 9 Feb 1749, recorded Aug Ct 1750, Gabriel Parker, Edge. Co, planter to John Parker, county aforesaid for 10 pds Va, a tract of 95 acres on the north side of Toisnot Swamp beginning at an oak in Isaac Ricks line then north 58 west 113 poles to a scrubby oak in Benjamin Johnson's line then along his line north 25 east 154 poles to a live oak in a small branch on Ricks' line then south 25 west 126 poles to the first station, signed Gabriel Parker (mark), wit Richd Bailey (R), Robert Hutchinson, Benjamin Joyner.  Abstracted 8-1-06, NCA film C.047.40002, CTC. http://searches.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/nc/edgecombe/deeds/ehbk3b

 

It appears John Johnson and Benjamin Johnson are neighbors on Toisnot Swamp

 

REPORT WILLIAM JOHNSON

 

1750/3/31, John Johnson, of St Andrew’s Parish in Brunswick Co, colony of VA Planter.

Son William Johnson, negroes, reversion to his eldest son, if he leaves one, otherwise to his 2 dts Martha & Anne.

Dts: Amey Mitchell, & Anne Jelks.

Son, William Johnson, 180A land where I now live.

Exor: son William. wit: John Carol, William Holloway, William Moseley. proved 1752, Feb Ct.  Edgecombe Co NC, Will Abstracts, 1732-1792, p 57 From: Sherrie Boone

 

So the William Johnson who is in Edgecombe County in March 30 1750 is the Son of John Johnson of St. Andres Parish in Brunswick County, his sisters are married one is now Amey Mitchell and other is Anne Jelks could it be they are the ones in Edgcombe Co ?

I was in touch with a Matlock recently. Our Mitchell DNA project manager doesn't match any Mitchells, but she matches 2 Matlocks who trace to Rockingham Co NC. She should connect to the James & Amey Mitchell line, which should connect to the Henry Mitchell line. From: Sherrie Boone

 

Report JACOB JOHNSON

 

1752 or 1753 March 14: Pages 401-403: JACOB FLOWERS of Edgecombe County to RICHARD RICKS acres on the north side of the Nottoway River, JACOB JOHNSON, sd. 
JOSEPH, THOMAS CRAWFORD, Horsepen Swamp, Broad Swamp, BENJAMIN BARNES, WILLIAM SCOTT, and ELIZABETH EXUM, S: JACOB FLOWERS (IF), W: ROBERT RICKS (signed, THOMAS LANGLEY (signed), and DENNIS HERN (signed) Southampton County, Virginia Deed Book 1 - 1749 to 1753

 http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/southampton/deeds/deedbk1.

Notes: Jacob Flowers

Notes: Richard Ricks

Notes: Jacob Johnson

Notes: Thomas Crawford

Notes Horsepen Swamp

Notes: Broad Swamp

Notes: Benjamin Barnes

Notes William Scott

Notes Elizabeth Exum

Notes: Robert Rick

Notes: Thomas Langley

Notes Dennis Hern

REPORTS AMOS JOHNSTON

 

1795 Feb 2: Edge. Co Db 9, page 46, deed date 2 Feb 1795, recorded Aug Ct 1798, Amos Johnston, Edge. Co. to Samuel Ruffin, Sr, Edge. Co for $200 silver for a tract of land which Amos Johnston held by a deed of trust from William Stokes, containing 183 beginning at red oak in a line formerly Wright Permenter then running north along said line to the little swamp or Johnstons Mill Swamp then up the various courses of said swamp to the first branch above mentioned above the plantation where the above said William Stokes formerly lived commonly called the Bogg Branch then up the said branch or bogg to the old back line then along the said back line to the first station, being all the land and plantation whereon the said mentioned William Stokes formerly lived; trust from William Stokes dated 14 May 1792, signed Amos Johnston, wit J. Johnston, Peter Hines, Jr.  Abstracted 7-23-04, RD copy, CTC.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

 

Notes: Samuel Ruffin Sr

Notes: William Stokes:

Notes: Little Swamp

Notes: Johnstons Mill Swamp

Notes: Bogg Branch

Notes: Peter Hines

 

1795 March 2: Edge. Co Db 8, page 279, deed date 2 Mar 1795, recorded May Ct 1795, James Holland and David Sumner Holland, Edge. Co to our sister, Esther Holland, for natural love and affection and five shillings, a certain Negro boy named Saunder which is now in the possession of said Esther & (William Felton) and which was given to said Esther Holland (Mavrion) Holland, now the wife of Wm.

Felton and Hishe Holland, now dead without issue, signed James Holland, David Sumner Holland, wit Peter Hines, Jr, Amos Johnston. 

NOTE: Esther Holland (Mavrion) Holland was written without comas. 

Abstracted 2-15-05, NCA film C.037.40008, CTC.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

 

1797 Jan 18: Edge. Co Db 9, page 201, deed recorded May Ct 1799, William Murray, Edge. Co to Amos Johnston, same place, for 20 pounds, all his right, title and interest in two tracts of land containing 100 acres each on the upper parts of Town Creek which his deceased father, Joseph Murray dyed seized and possessed of and left no last will and testament, the said William being entitled to one fourth part of said land, signed William Murray, wit William Wilkins, Hardy Todd, Sr.  Abstracted 10-2-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

 

Notes: William Murray

Notes: Town Creek

Notes: Joseph Murray

Notes: William Wilkins

Notes: Todd Hardy

 

1797 Nov 29: Edge. Co Db 9, page 37, grant recorded May Ct 1798, NC grant #664 to Amos Johnston for 50 shillings per 100 acres, a tract containing 135 \'bd acres beginning at a pine John Easons corner standing in Henry (Kings) line then west 126 poles along said line to a pine in Charles Marchmans line (      ) corner then south 180 poles along Marchmans line to a black gum standing in Barnes line Marchmans corner then east 61 poles along Barnes line to a small pine in Baggetts line then along said Battetts line north 23 poles to a pine Baggetts corner then along Baggetts other line east 58 poles to a stake John Easons corner then north to the first station, entry date 20 Aug 1796, signed Sam Ashe, J. Glasgow, Secretary.  Abstracted 7-22-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

 

Notes: John Eason

Notes: Henry King

Notes: Charles Marchman

Notes: Baggetts

Notes: Battetts

 

1798 Nov 16: Edge. Co Db 9, page 263, deed recorded Aug Ct 1799, Teagle Taylor, Edge. Co to John Andrews, county aforesaid for $800, a tract of land on the south side of Tar River beginning at the mouth of the Cabbin Branch then up the various courses of said branch to a white oak then along a line of marked trees to a pine corner tree between the aforesaid John Andrews and the said Teagle Taylor & Richard Hines, son of Jesse Hines then along the said Hines line to a white oak corner tree between the said Hines and John Bonner then along said Bonners line to a white oak in Amos Johnstons line then along Johnstons line to the White Oak Branch then down the various courses of said branch to Jumping Run Branch then down the various courses of said Jumping Run Branch to the mouth of the Cabbin Branch, the first station, containing 254 acres, signed Teagle Taylor, wit Peter Hines, Benja C. Duprey, Rd.

Williams.  Abstracted 10-4-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

 

Notes: Teagle Taylor

Notes: John Andrews

Notes: White Oak Branch

Notes: Richard Hines

Notes: John Bonner

Notes: John Andrews

Notes: Jumping Run Branch

Notes: Cabbin Branch

Notes: 1764 Sept 22: A-113: 22 Sept. 1764, Peter Duncan and Alice his wife of Bute Co. NC, to Philip Burford of same, for £40 VA money fully paid, tract of land in the Co. of Bute late Granville and on waters of Cabbin Branch, adj. Colliers line, Abernathys corner, Mayfields line, Hawkins line, containing 200 acres more or less, being part of a deed surveyed for Wm. Moss. /s/ Peter Dunkin. Wit. John Hawkins, Nathaniel Bullock, Will Johnson. Receipt for money, same witnesses. Bute Co. Court Jan. 1765, proved by oath of Nathaniel Bullock and ordered recorded. Reg. April 1, 1765. (FHL film 20,063) (MAD: ? from Orange Co. NC)

Notes this Peter Duncan come off line in Fauquier Co. Ca.

Notes These Hawkins are coming off Tuckahoe Creek

1786 Jul 20: Edge. Co Db 7, page 164, deed date 20 Jul 1786, recorded Oct Ct 1793, NC grant #5?? to Samuel Flanagin, a tract containing 420 acres on the south side of Town Creek and on both sides of Cabbin Branch beginning at a pine on the south side of Cabbin branch at Joseph (W     ) line and running east (318) poles to a pine in Joseph Murrays line then north (40) poles to a pine on Cabbin Branch then up said branch along James Dohorytys line west 11 poles to a corner gum then north 160 poles to a pine then west 318 poles to a small black jack and pine then to the first station, signed Sam Johnston, wit J. Glasgow, Secretary.  Abstracted 2-8-05, NCA film C.037.40008, CTC

1798 Dec 31: Edge. Co Db 9, page 267, deed date 31 Dec 1798, recorded Aug Ct 1799, John Permenter, Edge. Co to James Permenter, county aforesaid for 50 pounds, a tract of land on the north side of the Little Swamp containing 136 & 1/4 acres & 8 poles, beginning at a black gum on the north side of the run of the Little Swamp in John Permenters old line then along said line north 190 poles to a pine and black jack the corner then along James Kings line west 140 poles to the corner black jack then along Kings other line north 62 poles to a lightwood stump and black jack then along a line of marked trees west 60 poles to a pine in a branch called (Saelers Gut) then down the various courses of said branch to the Little Swamp then down the meanders of said swamp to the beginning, signed John Permenter, wit Amos Johnston, Richard Lyon (proved).  Abstracted 10-5-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

Notes: John Permenter

Notes: James Parmenter

Notes: Little Swamp

Notes: James King

Notes: Richard Lyon

 

1799 Feb 16: Edge. Co Db 9, page 220, deed recorded May Ct 1799, George Brownrigg, Edge. Co to Peter Hines, a Negro woman named Winney, about 30 years of ageand Negro garl child named Mourning, about 1 year old, signed George Brownrigg, wit Amos Johnston, Philip Causey, Jr.  Abstracted 8-11-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC.

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Notes: George Brownringg

Notes: Peter Hines

Notes: Philip Causey

 

1799 April 3: Edge. Co Db 9, page 202 recorded May Ct 1799, Benjamin Blackburn, Edge. Co to Amos Johnston, county aforesaid for $150 silver, a tract of land on the north side of Town Creek beginning at a water oak in the mouth of a small branch on the north side of a large branch called Laynes Branch then up the small branch to the head then along a line of marked trees to William Drake & Causeys corner a black jack then along Philip Causeys line to a white oak near Lanes Branch then down the various courses of said branch to the first station, containing 75 acres, signed Benja Blackburn, wit. Henry Hines, Jacob Johnston. 

Abstracted 10-2-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC.

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Notes: Benjamin Blackburn

Notes: Town Creek

Notes Laynes Branch

Notes: William Drake

Notes: henry Hines

Notes Jacob Johnston

 

1799 April 20: Edge. Co Db 9, page 187, deed recorded May CT 1799, James Scarborough, Edge. Co to Amos Johnston, county aforesaid for $36 silver a tract of land on the south side of Town Creek on the Little Swamp containing 36 acres beginning at a pine formerly (Solomon Philips) now William Philips corner then north 34 \'bd poles to a red oak formerly William Stokes corner now the said Amos Johnstons corner then west (175) poles to two pines and stakes in Johnstons other corner then south 90 \'bd poles to a pine & black oak standing in a (     ) a stake in Dempsey Stokes line then east along said line to the beginning, it being all that tract of land granted to the said James Scarborough by patent bearing date (6 Dec 1799), signed James Scarborough, wit Henry Hines, Shadrack Owens.  Abstracted 8-12-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC.

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Notes: James Scarborough

Notes: William Philips

Notes: William Stokes

Notes: Shadrack Owens

 

 

1799 April 22: Edge. Co Db 9, page 228, deed recorded May Ct 1799, John Colwell, Edge. Co to Amos Johnston, county aforesaid for $200 silver, a Negro girl named Milley, aged 6 years old 5 Nov last, signed John Well (fancy signature).  Abstracted 8-11-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

 

Notes: John Colwell

 

1799 May 6: Edge. Co Db 9, page 190, recorded May Ct 1799, Royston B. Coventon, atty for Nehemiah Coventon, both of Northumberland Co, VA to Amos Johnston for $300 silver, a Negro man named Isaac about 21 years of age, signed Royston Covington, wit. Joseph Barden, Philip Causey, Jr.  Abstracted 7-28-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC.

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Notes Place in Northumberland County Va research

Notes: Royston Coventon

Notes: Nehemiah Coventon

Notes: Joseph Barden

Notes: Philip Causey

 

1799 Aug 20: Edge. Co Db 9, page 300, deed recorded Nov Ct 1799, Dempsey Skinner, Jr, Edge. Co to Amos Johnston, county aforesaid for $250 silver, one yellow Negro woman named Pleasant, about 18 years of age, signed Dempsey Skinner, wit Henry Hines, Peter (Cannon).  Abstracted 8-02-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC.

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Notes: Dempsey Skinner Jr.

 

 

1799 Aug 26: Edge. Co Db 9, page 241, deed, recorded Aug Ct 1799, John Owens, the Elder, Edge. Co to Dempsey Owens, county aforesaid for natural love and affection that I bare to my son a tract of land on the south side of Harricane Branch beginning at a pine in Amos Johnstons line formerly Moses Owens line then along a line of marked trees to a corner gum in a line formerly George Vickers line then running along said line to a pine in said line Elias Owens corner then by running along said Owens line to a white oak Henry Gays corner then running along said Gays line to Amos Johnstons line formerly Moses Owens line then along said line to the first station, containing 165 acres, being the land and plantation whereon I now live, signed John Owens (X), wit Lott Owens, Elisabeth Owens.  Abstracted 10-4-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

 

Notes: John Owens

Notes: Dempsey Owens

Notes Harricane Branch (? hurricane Branch)

Notes: George Vickers

Notes: Elias Owens

Notes: Henry Gays

Notes Moses Owens

 

1799 Oct 5: Edge. Co Db 9, page 321, deed recorded Nov Ct 1799, Robert Lodge and Winniford, his wife, Edge. Co to Amos Johnston, Edge. Co for $50 silver, all our right and title to a tract of land on the north side of Town Creek containing 137 acres being one fourth part of the land which was formerly the property of Benjm. Marley, decd and after his death allotted to his son, Allen Marley, half brother of the said Winneford and which she claims as joint heir, with Nathan Marley, Bolen Marlen and Nancy Marley, and which descended to the said Nathan, Bolen, Nancy and Winniford at the death of said Allen, signed Robert Lodge (X), Winniford Lodge (X), wit Isaac Hall, Joseph Morgan.  Abstracted 8-03-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC.

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Notes: Robert Lodge

Notes Winniford

(SHE IS half sister to Allen Marley)

Notes: Benjamin Marley

 

1799 Oct 8: Edge. Co Db 9, page 318, deed recorded Nov Ct 1799, Philip Causey, Sen, Edge. Co to Amos Johnston, county aforesaid, for $130 silver, a tract of land on the north side of Town Creek beginning at a pine John Arringtons corner in William Wilkins line then along said Wilkins and said Johnstons line west 168 poles to said Johnstons corner a black jack oak in William Drakes line then along said Drakes line north 100 poles to a pine a corner in said line near a path then along a line of marked trees north 87 \'bd east 168 poles to a corner pine in Arringtons line near a large path then along said line south to the beginning, containing 105 acres, signed Philip Causey (X), wit Henry Holland, Henry Hines.  Abstracted 8-03-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/deeds/edge05.txt

 

Notes: John Arrington

Notes: William Wilkins

Notes: Henry Holland

 

1800 Dec 1: Edge. Co. Db 10, page 32, date recorded Feb. Ct. 1801, Josiah Corbitt, of Edge. Co to Henry Gay, younger son of Zorababel Gay, for $225 paid by Zorababel Gay for his son, Henry, a tract of land on the north side of Aughtreys Creek beginning at the run of said creek and running along the old line north to a corner pine then west along a line of new marked trees to a corner pine then south along a line of new marked trees to Aughtreys Creek then down the various courses of said creek to the beginning, signed Josiah Corbitt, wit. Amos Johnston, Josiah Watson.

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Notes: Josiah Corbitt

Notes: Henry Gay

Notes: Aughtreys Creek

Notes: Josiah Watson

 

1801 Edgecombe County, NC - Henry Williams Estate,

 

Henry Williams, Estate, 1801, PETITION FOR YEARS PROVISIONS, 25 Aug 1801, stating that she is the widow of Henry Williams, dec'd who died intestate, signed Jean Williams, approved by Amos Johnston and Elisha Battle, Thomas Deaver, Elijah Horn & Lamon Ruffin appointed commissioners to lay off provision. 

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/edgecombe/wills/wilams01.txt

 

Notes: Henry William

Notes: Jean Williams

Notes: Elisha Battle

Notes: Thomas Deaver

Notes: Benjamin Horn

Notes: Lamon Ruffin

 

1801 March 28  Edgecombe County, North Carolina
Registry Book 10, Pages 69 & 70:
THIS INDENTURE made this 28th day of March in the year of Our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and one between Amos JOHNSTON of the county of Edgecombe and State of North Carolina of the one part, and William PHILIPS of the county and State aforesaid of the other part.  Witnesseth that the said
Amos JOHNSTON for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and fifty Silver dollars to him in hand paid by the said William PHILIPS before the Sealing and delivering of these presents the Receipt whereof is hereby
acknowledged and himself trully satisfied, contented and paid Have Given,
granted, Bargoned  Sold, Alind Enfeosh and Confirmed & by these presents 
doth absolutely, Bargon and sell unto the said Philips his Heirs and Assigns
forever One Certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the said 
county and State aforesaid and on the East side of JOHNSTONs Mill Swamp_ 
Beginning at a water Oak in the said swamp at said PHILIPS's upper corner, 
then along said PHILIPS live South to Dempsey STOKES' line to a corner pine 
in said line, then West along said STOKES line to a corner pine in said line,
being the corner of the land took up by James SCARBOROUGH then North along 
the line of the land took up by said SCARBOROUGH to the old dividing line of
the land that John STOKES Senr. gave to his sons John & William STOKES being
the corner between the land said JOHNSTON bought of Joseph RUFFIN and the 
land he bought of Samuel RUFFIN Senr. then along the said old dividing line 
nearby a North course to the Line of the bog branch then down the said branch
to the said Mill Swamp, then down the said Swamp to the first station_
including the land said JOHNSTON Bought of Samuel RUFFIN Senr. and James 
SCARBOROUGH_Containing by estimation two hundred and nineteen acres be the 
same more or less  To have and to hold the said land and premises with the 
appertenances unto him the said William PHILIPS his Heirs and Assigns 
forever, and I the said Amos JOHNSTON myself my Heirs, Exrs. Admrs __(?) 
will forever warrant and defend the said land and premises unto him the said 
PHILIPS his Heirs Exrs. Admrs & Assigns clear and free from the lawful claim 
property or demand of all and every person or persons whatever. In Witness 
whereof I the said Amos JOHNSTON have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day
and date above written
 
Signed Sealed & delivered &
in presence of us
                                       Amos Johnston  (His Seal)
Josiah A. WATSON
Martin STOKES
 
Edgecombe County May Court 1801 The written deed of Sale was exhibited in 
open Court. acknowledged & Ordered to be Recorded
                                                                              
Test   Edward HALL

 

1811 July 25: DEED BETWEEN SIMON EDWARDS & LEMON EDWARDS EDGECOMBE COUNTY DEED BOOK 14, Page 92 & 93 Dated 25 July 1811

 

 

This indenture made this twenty fifth of July 1811, in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven between SIMON EDWARDS of the county of Edgecombe and state of North Carolina of the one part and LEMON EDWARDS of the said county and state aforesaid of the other part  witness that I the said SIMON EDWARDS for and in the consideration of the sum of one hundred and forty five silver dollars to him in hand paid by said Lemon Edwards the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged myself fully satisfied contented and paid have by these presents bargained, sold, alined, offered, confirmed and by these presents doth absolutely sell unto him the aforesaid Lemon Edwards one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being situated in the county

aforesaid county of Edgecombe and bounded as follows viz.   Beginning at a pine said EDWARDS own corner in the head of a small branch called by the name of JAMES SPROUT thence down the various courses of said branch to JOHNS BRANCH to the mouth of the middle prong of said JOHNS BRANCH then up the various courses of the said Middle prong to a large white oak on the south side of the said branch the corner of the land AMOS JOHNSTON lately sold to said SIMON EDWARDS then nearly south along the said Edwards line to the first station containing by estimation NINETY ACRES of land be the same more or less. To have and to hold the aforesaid Ninety Acres of land with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging or any ways appertaining unto him the aforesaid Simon Edwards his heirs and assigns forever and I the said Simon Edwards for my self, my heirs, executors, administrators doth covenant and agree so and with the said Lemon Edwards his heirs and assigns to warrant and defend the title and claims of the above bargained premises unto him the said Lemon Edwards his heirs and assigns forever clear and free from the lawful claim property or demand of all and every person or persons whatsoever.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand seal the day and year first above written, signed, sealed, and delivered in presence of

 

KINCHEN EDWARDS

SELY (her mark) DOWDEN        

                                        Signed:  SIMON EDWARDS (seal)

 

Edgecombe County August Court 1811

 

The within deed of sale was duly exhibited in open court acknowledged and ordred to be recorded.

 

Test.  EDWARD WALLACE

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Notes: Simon Edwards

Notes Lemon Edwards

Notes: JAMES SPROUT

Notes: Johns Branch

Notes Kinchen Edwards

 

1830 Aug 6: Edge. Db 21, page 109, date of deed 6 Aug 1830, date recorded May Ct. 1834, Joseph Lancaster, Edge. Co. to Micajah Jackson, Edge. Co. for $100, on the south side of Tyan Cokey Swamp beginning at a live oak in the run of said swamp Amos Johnstons corner then up the various courses of said swamp to the fork then up the north west prong to the county line of Edge. and Nash then along said county line south west to a line formerly called Diggs line then east along said line to a corner pine then north to a pine and sweet gum then east along said Diggs line to a pine said Johnstons line then down a slash along said Johnstons line to the first station, containing 100 acres, signed Joseph Lancaster, wit. E. Bullock, R. Bullock.  Abstracted 9-15-01, FHC film 0370237, CTC.

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Notes: Joseph Lancaster

Notes: Micajah Jackson

Notes Tyan Cokey Swamp

Notes: E. Bullock

Notes: R. Bullock

 

 

1832 Sept 4: Edge.  County, Db 21, page 117, Date of deed

recorded May Ct. 1834,Micajah Jackson of Edgecombe County, NC to John Ricks of Edgecombe County, NC, for $100 in hand, in Edgecombe County on the south side of Tyan Cokey Swamp, bounded as follows: beginning at a live oak in the run of sd. swamp Amos Johnston's corner, then up various courses of sd. swamp to the fork then up the north west prong to the county line of Edgecombe and Nash county then along sd. county line south west to a line formerly known as Digg's line then east along sd. line to a corner pine then north to a pine and sweet gum a corner then east along sd. Digg's line to a pine sd. Johnston's line then down a slash along sd. Johnston's line to the first station, containing by estimate 100 acres, more or less.  Signature Micajah (X) Jackson, witness

  W.D. Petway. 

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Notes: John Ricks

Notes: Diggs Line

 

1836 Dec 30: Edge. Db 21, page 554, date recorded Feb Ct. 1837, commissioners to Martha Bullock, widow of Bennet Bullock her legal dower in the lands that her late husband died seized and possessed of, beginning at the Great Swamp Bridge then with the swamp up to William Harris line then with Harris line to the county line road then said road until it strikes the Tarboro Road then the Tarboro Road to a red oak on the said then south 14 poles to a pine then east 41 poles to a stake then north 10 poles to a w oak at the road then the road to the beginning, including the dwelling house, signed Arthur D. Farmer, Moses Farmer, Phill. P. Pittman, Gilford B. Parker, Cornelius Jordan, Amos Johnson, James Tomberlinson, Joseph Farmer, Thomas Johnson, John Morris, Wm. Barnes, Sith Ward.  Abstracted 10-23-01, FHC film 0370237, CTC.

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Notes: Martha Bullock

Notes: Bennet Bullock

Notes: Great Swamp

Notes: William Harris

Notes: Arthur D. Farmer

Notes: Moses Farmer

Notes: Phill. P. Pittman

Notes: Guilford B. Parker

Notes: Cornelius Jordan

Notes: James Toberlinson

Notes: Joseph Farmer

Notes: John Morris

Notes: Wm Barnes

Notes: Sith Ward

 

 

 

 

1837 March 6: Edge. Db 22, page 91, date recorded 7 Apr. 1838, George Evans, Edge. Co.to Peter Evans, Edge. Co. for $500 a tract of land adjoining the lands of Peter Evans and Willis Wilkins containing 100 acres, it being a tract bought by Amos Johnston of Redding (Spill) and by said Amos Wilkins to his daughter Nancy Evans, wife of Peter Evans and conveyed by Peter Evans and his wife to said George Evans in a deed bearing date 20 May 1828, signed Geo. N. Evans, wit. (?) Rigg.  Abstracted 11-12-01, FHC film 0370237, CTC.

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1837 Dec 17: Edge. Db 22, page 18, date of deed 17 Dec 1836, date recorded Nov Ct. 1837, John Ricks, Edge. Co. to Isaac Robbins, Edge. Co. for $175, a tract of land on the south side of Tyan Cokey Swamp beginning at a live oak in the run of said swamp Amos Johnsons corner then up the various courses of said swamp to the fork then up the north prong to the county line of Edgecombe and Nash then along said county line south west to a line formerly called Diggs line then east along said line to a corner pine then north to a pine and sweet gum a corner then east along said Diggs line to a pine said Johnsons line then down a slash along said Johnsons line to the first station, containing 100 acres, signed John W. Ricks, wit. William Nolley (proved), E.W. Jackson.  Abstracted 10-31-01, FHC film 0370237, CTC.

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1840 Nov 10: Will Johnson married Dilla Braswell http://www.braswell-genealogy.com/Marriages/marriages-nc.htm