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ANSON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

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North Carolina Colonial Coroner’s Inquests 1738-1775: Anson County, NC

-Bryan PONN, a “Trancient person.” Accidentally drowned in Peedee River on 12 Jun 1753. After drinking “over much Rum” at the house of Benjamin DUMAS, PONN attempted to cross the river. While beating and cursing his horse, both man and horse fell into a deep hole in the river, and both drowned. Inquest held on Youngs Island, Peedee River, Anson Co., on 13 Jun 1753. Charles ROBINSON, Jr., coroner. Jury: Charles ROBINSON, Sr., John COLLSON, Nath. HILLEN, William DOWNS, James DEENSON, Sr.,  Caleb TOUCHSTONE, James DENSON, Jr., Daniel TOUCHSTONE, James HUTCHINS, Francis HOUGH, Stephen TOUCHSTONE.

Source: By Haywood Roebuck, North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, Vol. I, #1, Jan 1975

[Note: Possible alternate spellings of the above name: Bryan PONDS; John COLSON]

 

 

North Carolina Colonial Coroner’s Inquests 1738-1775: Anson County, NC

-Joseph CARROLL, son of Torrence CARROLL. Accidentally drowned, with his dark gelding, while crossing the channel of Peedee River after cows, on 6 Oct 1758. Inquest held at Torrence CARROLL’S, Anson Co., on 9 Oct 1758. M[organ] BROWN, coroner. Jury: E[dmund] CARTLIDGE; J[ames] DOWNING; Violet PRIMROSE; John HUSBAND; John  POSTON; William BOSEL; Thomas JONES; Owen SLATTER; James POSTON; John DOYLE; John THURMAN; William BLEWETT.

Source: By Haywood Roebuck, North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, Vol. I, #1, Jan 1975

 

 

North Carolina Colonial Coroner’s Inquests 1738-1775: Anson County, NC

-John NEIL, blacksmith. Death by accident on 12 Aug 1760 (found dead where he was left “very much intoxicated with strong Drink &c.”). Inquest held in the woods near Island Creek in Anson Co. on 22 Aug 1760. M[organ] BROWN, coroner. Jury: John HAMER, Esq.; Thomas DAWSON; Thomas BERRY; Samuel FLAKE; James LILES; Barth. MURPHEY; Isaac RAINES; Thomas ARONTON; Jacob PAUL; Peter SCOTT; Joseph TOMLINSON; Richard (x) JAMES.

Source: By Haywood Roebuck, North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, Vol. I, #1, Jan 1975

[Note: Possible alternate spellings of the above names: John NEAL, Bartholomew MURPHY]

 

 

North Carolina Colonial Coroner’s Inquests 1738-1775: Anson County, NC

-John HENREY - Struck in the head with an axe by his slave Toney on unspecified date.  Inquest held at house of John HENRY in Anson Co. on 2 Aug 1772. Joseph HINDES, Coroner. Jury: Daniel MURFEY, Thomas TALLANT, Charles BRIMAGER, Moses WHITE, Daniel LOW, Samuel PHILLIPS, Benjamin PHILLIPS,  Joshua MOSES, John SEGO, Henry BELUE, James VANDERFORD, George BELUE.

Source: By Haywood Roebuck, North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, Vol. I, #1, Jan 1975

[Note: Possible alternate spellings of the above names: John HENRY, Joseph HINES, Daniel MURPHY, Thomas TALLENT, Daniel LOWE]

 

North Carolina Colonial Coroner’s Inquests 1738-1775: Anson County, NC

-Thomas MONCEAR – Fell into Cedar Creek and drowned accidentally. Inquest held at house of James OLIVER, Anson Co., on 12 Dec 1772. Joseph HINDES, coroner (but signed Joseph HINDIES). Jury: William BLEWETT; Charles HINES, Thomas CHILES, William MASH, Wilson WILLIAMS, Moses TALONT; Richard BOND; George BELUE; William LARANCE; Peter LARANCE; Joshua MOSES; Henry BELUE; Aaron TALONT; Samuel MOSES.

Source: By Haywood Roebuck, North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, Vol. I, #1, Jan 1975

[Note: Possible alternate spellings of the above names: Thomas CHILDS, William MARSH, Moses TALLANT, William LAWRENCE; Peter LAWRENCE; Aaron TALLANT]

 

 

North Carolina Colonial Coroner’s Inquests 1738-1775: Anson County, NC

-James BARKER – Crushed to death on 14 Jan “17 4” (?) when moving logs on a hillside. Inquest held in Anson Co. at house of John GRAHAM on 15 Jan 1774. Charles ROBINSON, justice. Jury: Benjamin BAIRD; John SMITH (Card hill); Matthew RAIFORD, Sr.; Matthew RAIFORD, Jr.; Cornelius ROBINSON; William MEGUIRE; John SWAW; Nicholas CHRISTIAN; David SMITH; ; John JONES; John SWAW (Jr.); Richard POWELL. (note: With reference to what appears to be “(Card hill”) following the names of John SMITH above, one of the Anson County John SMITH’s was known as “John SMITH, Carpenter.”)

Source: By Haywood Roebuck, North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, Vol. I, #1, Jan 1975

[Note: Possible alternate spellings of the above names: William MCGUIRE; John SWAN]

 

North Carolina Divorce and Alimony Petitions: Anson County

-DANIEL PORTER – Married Rhody INGRIM [Rhoda INGRAM] in 1800. Shortly afterwards she “was Guilty of acts of lewdness, and Adultery” and has since had a bastard child. He has offered to be reconciled to her, but she is unwilling. She now live apart from him and has not live, or cohabited, with him for upwards of four years past. Prays for a divorce. Signed: Daniel PORTER. Neighbors who certify the facts: James COLEMAN, _. R. PICKETT, Ingor D. CASH, John SMITH, Thos. THREADGILL. (undated, but referred to committee by the House on 16 Dec 1813.) (Recommended in committee report of 24 Dec. 1813 to be postponed indefinitely.)

Source: North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, Vol. I, #2, April 1975

 

 

North Carolina Divorce and Alimony Petitions: Anson County

-NANCY DEETON [Nancy DEATON] – Her husband Thomas DEETON [Thomas DEATON] ran away with another woman in 1797, leaving her with 2 small children. She has raised and maintained the children with  her own labor. Prays the legal status of a feme sole. (Undated)

Signed: Nancy DEETON (Referred to committee by Senate on 2Nov 1813. Endorsed: Granted.)

Source: North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, Vol. I, #2, April 1975

 

 

 

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