Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Minutemen Played a Crucial Role in the Revolutionary War ... Rowan Co. NC Wills, Estates 1762 to 1804 ... #genealogy .... #northcarolinapioneers

Minutemen Played a Crucial Role in the Revolutionary War
By Jeannette Holland Austin Jeannette Holland AustinProfile

The role of the minuteman was conceived in Massachusetts during the mid-seventeenth century. As early as 1645, men were selected from the militia ranks to be dressed with matchlocks or pikes and accoutrements within half an hour of being warned. Later on, another type of minuteman company was called Showshoemen and were to provide themselves with a good pair of snowshoes, one pair of moggisons, and one hatchet and to be ready to march quickly. Also, the French and Indian War had its Minutemen. By the time of the Revolutionary War, the 1775 muster of Minutemen was the product of many years of development. During February of 1775 Concord was one of the first towns to comply with the order to create Minutemen companies out of the militia. William McLean of Salisbury, North Carolina served as a private Militiaman and was wounded in the battle of Ramsour, by which use his right arm was partially lost. 

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Miscellaneous Wills
  • Reid, Alexander, LWT (1775)
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Images of Wills and Estates, Book A, 1762 to 1780 

Aiken, James | Andrews, David | Archbald, William | Baker, Absalom | Baker, Samuel | Ballie, Johnl | Barr, William | Bartholomew, William | Bates, Daniel | Beck, Jacob Sr. | Beesle, Paul | Boonacker, Michael | Bowden, Benjamin | Brandon, George | Brittain, Joseph | Broninger, Adam | Broom, Elizabeth | Brown, James | Brown, William | Bruner, Henry | Bryan, Morgan | Buis, William | Carmichael, John | Carson, James | Carson, William | Carter, James | Cathey, James | Cathey, John | Cathey, Maximillian | Clements, John | Cochran, Samuel | Cochran, Sarah | Coles, William Temple | Coon, Michel | Cowder, John | Cox, Moses | Cressonell, Isaac | Cuistion, James | Cunningham, John | Carruth, Walter | Curry, Nathaniel | Davison, George | Davies, James | Davis, John | Demmitt, James | Denny, William | Dicks, Nathan | Dorsey, Endyman | Edwards, Hamuel | Erwin, James | Esleven, William | Feafer, Nicholas Finey, Janet | Flemon, Peter | Forbis, George | Forgery, Samuel | Foy, Mark | Frey, Peter | Garrett, John | Gibson, Alexander | Gibson, Hugh | Goss, Joseph | Gitchey, John | Hall, John | Hallum, John Sr. | Hamton, David | Harford, Nicholas Henry, Thomas | Hill, David | Hincline, John | Hinkle, Peter | Holmes, John | Houston, Davis | Humphreys, Johannah | Hunt, Thomas | Hunter, Agnes | Husley, Joachim | Jamieson, James | Johnson, Robert | Johnston, Thomas | Jones, Samuel | King, Peter | Knox, Jeane | Laird, Nathaniel | Lambe, Henry | Lambly, George | Lawson, Hugh | Linkens, Jacob | Littel, John | Little, Daniel | Lott, Henry | Lovewater, Josef | Lowrance, Peter | Lowrence, Peter (1768)| Luckie, Robert | Lusk, Samuel | Mabry, George | McCleland, Nicholas | McClellen, William | McConnel,, Andrew | McCullock, James | McCollum, John | McCuiston, Robert | McDonald, George | McDowell, Joseph | McGuire, John | McHenry, Henry | McKnight, William | McKoun, John | McMahan, John | McMicklin, Andrew | McNeeley, Isaac | McNeley, David | McNully, Adam | McPherson, William | McRiters, John | Meaden, Andrew | Milakin, Joseph | Miligan, Robert | Miller, Samuel | Mills, Hur | Mills, John | Mordah, James | Morgan, William Sr. | Morrison, Andrew | Morrison, Archibald | Morrison, William Sr. | Murray, Mary | Myers, Michael | Nelson, Samuel | Newberry, Alexander | Newfang, Martin | Newman, Mary | Nisbet, John | Orton, James | Osborn, Alexander | Osburn, William | Page, Humphrey | Passinger, John | Pidgeon, William | Porter, William | Rankin, George | Reed, Alexander | Reese, Jacob | Robey, Eleanor | Robison, William | Roby, Thomas | Roderick, David | Rosebrough, John | Rosebrough, Samuel | Rosebrough, Samuel (1775)| Rutledge, John | Schon, Johannes Scott, John | Sherrill, Adam | Shinn, Samuel | Simonton, Mary Simonton, Theophilus Smith, Andrew Smith, James | Smith, Michael Smith, Peter | Snap, Larence | Snoddy, John | Steel, William | Stewart, Samuel | Stilwell, Thomas | Stogner, John Barnet | Storey, James | Thomas, Ann | Thomson, John | Thompson, John | Todd, Thomas | Wilson, Moses | Wilson, Thomas | Winfly, Benjamin | Withers, Michael | Woods, Matthew | Woods, Oliver | Woods, Robert | Woods, Samuel | Work, Alexander | Young, Alexander 

Images of Wills and Estates, Book B, 1781 to 1791

Adams, Matthew | Allison, Thomas | Armstrong, Margaret | Bayley, Samuel | Beam, Michael | Beard, David | Bell, Robert | Betty, John | Brandon, James | Brandon, Thomas | Brice, John | Bryan, William | Bullinger, Henry | Butner, Thomas | Campbell, Daniel | Cooper, Samuel | Cowan, William | Cox, Israel | Davidson, William | Davis, David | Douglas, James | Durfey, Patrick | Ellen, Jacob | Elliott, William | Enochs, David | Foster, Thomas | Glasscock, Gregory | Graham, Hugh | Graham, James | Graham, John | Graham, Richard | Green, John | Hall, Thomas | Harvey, Andrew | Harvey, Robert | Hillhouse, Samuel | Holand, Stephen | Houston, Mary | Hunt, Jonathan | Irwin, George | Johnston, Robert | King, Richard | King, Peter | Lawrence, John | Lawrence, Joseph | Leonard, Valentine | McCaferty, John | McConnel, John | McHacken, John | McHenry, Elinor | McClaughlen, James | McCollum, Elizabeth | Miller, Andrew | Miller, John | Moore, Michael | Moore, Robert | Morrison, Mary | Morrison, Seamus | Myers, Mary | Oliphant, John | Overton, Jeremiah | Owen, John | Pain, John | Park, Nathan | Parker, George | Paten, Ellener | Perks, Margaret | Pinkton, Richard | Poston, John | Poulap, William | Reed, George | Rhodes, Jacob | Robinson, Benjamin | Salt, Anthony | Satta, Robert | Sharpe, Walter | Shofe, Henery | Sixston, Mary | Smith, Casper | Steel, Elizabeth Steel, Robert | Stokes, Elizabeth | Strange, John | Swink, Michael | Tate, Robert | Thomas, Jacob | Trentham, Martin | Verble, Daniel | Warlow, Peter | White, James | Williams, William | Wilson, Richard | Wilson, Samuel | Wiseman, Mary | | Wood, John 

Images of Wills and Estates, Book C, 1792 to 1803 

Adams, Selse | Adkison, James | Agendar, Henry | Albertson, Josiah | Allen, Erasmus | Allen, John | Allison, Andrew | Andrew, John |Armstrong, Abel | Armstrong, William | Arnhart, John | Atwood, John | Barkley, Robert | Barkley, Samuel | Barr, James | Barr, John | Billing, Juliana | Bird, Thomas | Boner, William | Brandon, Richard | Brown, Andrew | Bruner, Henry | Bueler, Michael | Bumblesom, Christian | Butner, Jemima | Call, William | Carson, James | Carrith, Alexander | Casper, Peter | Clayton, George | Clever, Jacob | Clifford, Michael | Cobe, Yost | Cooper, Nicholas | Covey, Noble | Cowden, Benjamin | Crage, Crozier | Daniel, Peter | Dobbin, James | Easton, George | Eaton, John | Egender, Henry | Ehrenhardt, Phillip | Eller, Christian | Ellis, Evan | Ellis, Stephen | Elrod, Christopher | Enochs, Enoch | Erenhart, Henry | Erwin, Agnes | Erwin, Christopher | Ester, Michael | Fleming, George | Fox, Thomas | Gaither, Benjamin | Glascock, Peter | Graham, Agnes | Hammonds, Peter Sr. | Harding, Robert | Hartman, George | Hazlett, John | Henderson, John | Houston, James | Howard, John | Hughey, Henry | Hughey, Jacob | Hughes, Timothy Idol, Barny | Inglish, Alexander | Jacks, Richard | Jacob, Jeremiah | Jelton, Abraham | Jenkins, Hugh | Job, Samuel | Johnston, John | Johnston, Thomas | Johnston, William | Jones, Solomon | Kane, Peter | Karn, John | Keller, John | Kern, Leonard | Kerr, David | Kerr, Mary | Kilpatrick, John | Kindar, Casper | Kinder, George | King, John | Lawrence, Joseph | Leatherman, Nicholas | Lewis, John | Lim, Hugh | Lopp, Jacob | Luckey, John | Lybery, Christopher | Lynn, William | McCartney, Thomas | McCreary, Hugh | McGuire, Edward McKay, Hector | Miller, George | Miller, Jane | Motzinger, Felix | Nail, Margaret | Nesbit, John | Nesbet, Moses | Nesbit, William | Newens, William | Newfang, Martin | Niefong, George | Oen, Ralph | Orton, Joseph | Owen, Henry | Owen, Nancy | Owings, Elijah | Parks, Margaret | Patterson, William | Pearson, Richard | Phelps, Thomas | Poyster, James | Ramsey, Robert | Robey, Nathan | Robison, George | Robley, Martin | Ryley, James | Shelly, Joseph | Skendrick, Margaret | Sloan, Archibald | Sloan, John | Smith, Michael | Smith, Robert | Stewart, William | Thomasson, George | Tomlin, Hugh | Vack, Richard | Van Ellen, John | Vicke, Ralph Waggoner, Joseph | Walsh, Martin | Wasson, Archibald | White, Moses | Wilkerson, Thomas | Wiseman, Isaac | Woods, James | Wright, Richard 

Images of Wills and Estates, Book D, 1797 to 1801 

Anderson, Richard | Barclay, William | Barr, William | Barrett, Henry | Bartleson, Richard | Bartly, Robert | Beauchamp, John | Bell, Thomas | Berger, Charles | Berry, Martin | Biles, Deborah | Biles, Elizabeth | Biles, Thomas | Binn, Jacob | Black, Adam | Blair, James | Blue, Malcolm | Bostion, Jonas | Bowman, William | Braly, Sarah | Braly, William | Brandon, John | Brandon, Mary | Braner, Barbara | Bridges, Joseph | Brown, James M. Brown, Michael | Brown, William | Brown, William | Brumel, Joab | Bruner, George | Bryan, John | Bryan, Samuel | Bullen, Conrad | Bullen, Philip | Butner, Thomas | Byrn, Charles | Cuningham, Joseph | Giles, Mary | Haden, Joseph | Haden, William | Hall, Elizabeth | Hannah, Joseph | Harbin, Edward | Harper, William | Harris, Zephaniah | Harvey, Elizabeth | Harwood, John | Hawn, Friedrich | Hendron, Arania | Hide, John | Hill, James Sr. | Howard, John | Howard, William | Hudgins, William | Hughes, Sargent | Hughey, Henry | Hughey, Samuel | Hunt, Andrew | Hunter, John | Jinkens, Jesse | Jones, David | Lowe, Simeon | Maxwell, Thomas | McCollum, John | McConaughey, Hugh McCorkel, John | McFuters, Daniel | McMarhan, James | Miller, Wendle | Mitchenor, Luke | Morrison, David | Morrison, John | Moye, Joseph | Moyer, Philip | Mullivan, Lewis | Pufford, Young Ludwig | Reeves, Samuel | Rich, Henry | Richard, Jacob | Riches, Henry | Rider, Adam | Rigerwalt, Peter | Roberts, Samuel | Roberts, Stephen | Robison, Hugh | Robison, Richard | Rodget, William | Rosebrough, James | Ross, James | Rotter, Godfried | Rumbly, Edgar | Rusal, Mary | Rutledge, John | Scudder, Matthias | Sewel, Samuel | Shields, Andrew | Shireman, George | Silver, Levi | Silyman, Zephaniah | Simons, John | Sloan, John | Sluder, Henry | Smart, Thomas |` Smith, Clare | Smith, Cooper | Smith, Daniel | Smith, David | Smith, John | Smith, Joseph | Smith, Nathan | Smith, Richard | Smith, Robert | Smith, William | Snider, John Martin | Sower, Peter | Spark, Adam Sr. | Sparks, Jonas | Stanley, Joseph | Steel, Samuel | Stephens, William | Stewart, Elizabeth | Stigerwalt, John | Stogdik, Thomas | Surry, Peter | Swan, Thomas | Vincent, Peter | Wagoner, Jacob | Warford, Joseph | Wasson, Archibald | Welsby, Abraham | Whitaker, John | Whitaker, William | White, Moses | White, Thomas | Wightman, George | Wilkerson, Thomas | Wilkinson, Samuel | Willcockson, George | Williams, Elias | Wilson, John | Wilson, Robert | Winkler, Adam | Wood, Garret | Wood, James | Wood, Josiah Wood, Robert | Woods, James | Work, Alexander | Wyatt, William | Yarbrough, Edward | Young, Samuel | Zimmerman, Christian 

Images of Wills and Estates, Book E, 1800 to 1805

Allison, Thomas | Campbell, Joseph | Carson, John | Catz, Youst | Claver, John | Clement, Henry | Clinard, Philip | Clingerman, Alexander | Coble, Adam | Coggens, John | Coit, Mehitable Cooper, Samuel | Correll, Adam | Cowan, Aaron | Cowan, David | Cowan, George | Cowan, Henry | Cowan, Jean | Cowan, John | Cowan, Mary | Cowan, William | Cranfield, Hezekiah | Crawford, William | Cresson, Nicolas | Cross, Jacob | Crote, Jacob | Cruse, Philip | Cunningham, Joseph | Cupplus, William | Curry, William | Danner, Jacob | Danner, Jacob (1804) | Daniel, Patty | Davenport, Augustin | Davis, Andrew | Davis, Conrad | Davis, Jacob | Davis, Thomas | Davis, William | Deatherage, Braston | Dial, Robert | Dickey, James | Dickey, Mary | Dickey, Thomas | Dobbins, Alexander | Doerner, Paul | Donaldson, Alexander | Douthit, Mary | Douthit, William | Dowell, Peter | Dultrau, Balser | Ferguson, Andrew | Fisher, Ann | Fisher, Frederick | Fisher, Jacob | Fisher, James | Fisher, Martin | Fitzgarett, Elizabeth | Fitzgarett, Jarrett | Foreman, John | Fox, Philip | Frank, William | Fraser, James | Frock, Conrad | Fry, Christian | Fustisly, Y. | Hall, Samuel | Hardman, Mary | Hartman, George | Hartman, Michael | Hartline, George Sr.| Harwood, Zachariah | Hatley, Richard | Hattieson, George | Hays, Andrew | Hays, Joseph | Headrick, Margaret | Helmstetter, John Adam | Hendricks, Margaret | Hendron, John | Hill, Henry | Hitchcock, Isaac | Hitely, Jacob | Horah, Henry | Howard, Margaret | Hughey, Robert | Hull, Moses | Hunt, Daniel | Hunter, John | Leddenton, Thomas | Ledford, William | Lemly, Henry | Lemly, Joseph | Leonard, Henry | Lewis, Daniel | Lewis, Peter | Limly, John | Link, Jacob | Link, John | Little, Jones | Litzleler, F. | Locke, Francis | Locke, Matthew | Long, Frederick | Long, Thomas | Loop, John Sr. | Low, Conrad | Lowasser, John | Lowrance, John | Luckbee, John | Luckey, Samuel | Luckie, Samuel | Lyall, Thomas | Lyon, Elijah | Macay, James | Mahan, Dennis | Maily, Owen | Manzer, Johann Shriltoph Layrle | Marimore, John | Markland, Jonathan | Martin, Asa | Martin, Nancy | May, Abner | McConaughey, Joseph | McConnoughey, Joseph | McKie, Robert, the elder | McNeely, Archibald | McNeely, David | McNeely, John | Meyer, John George | Miller, Moses | Miller, Nicolaus | Mock, Dewalt | Montgomery, Hugh | Moor, Susanna | Moore, John | Moore, Martha | Moore, Nathaniel | Moore, William | Motz, John Jacob | Munroe, Thomas | Myers, Michael | Nunan, Peter M. | Teague, Moses | Terk, Henry | Thompson, Thomas | Thomson, Moses | Tipet, John | Todd, Caleb | Todd, John | Tomlinson, Samuel | Trees, Henry | Trott, Henry | Trott, James | Troutman, Peter | Walker, John | Warner, William | Weekon, Frederick Wensel, Henry | Wenzel, Henry | West, Jinkins | Whitaker, William | Willis, Thomas | Wilson, Elizabeth | Winkler, Lewis Wiseman, William | Womack, Thomas | Wood, Garret | Worvill, Jacob | Zerker, John 

Images of Wills and Estates, Book F, 1802 to 1804

Barkley, Hendry | Barkley, Samuel | Bean, Thomas | Beaty, Shad | Billing, John | Bird, John |Black, Henry | Borland, James | Boss, Philip | Braly, John | Brandon, Christopher | Brown, Abraham | Bullins, John | Carsen, Thomas | Irvin, Andrew | Jackson, Daniel | Job, Thomas | Kerr, John | Klotz, Conrad | Lentz, Bostian | Newnan, Anthony | Pack, William | Parks, John | Paton, John | Payne, Charles Pendry, James | Phifer, Henry

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The Battle of Cross Creek - Cumberland Co. NC Wills and Estates 1761 to 1895 #genealogy #northcarolinapioneers


The Battle of Cross Creek during the American Revolutionary War
By Jeannette Holland Austin
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Cumberland County was taken from Bladen County in 1754 and a court house and jail were erected in Choeffington (near Linden). In 1760, the North Carolina General Assembly elected to establish a town on a tract of one hundred acres along the Cape Fear River, one mile from Cross Creek named Campbellton. But three years later the site of the town was relocated. The residents of Cross Creek disliked the new location and petitioned the legislature to relocate the public buildings to Cross Creek. But only the jail was moved.

It was not until 1778 that the General Assembly annexed Campbelltown with Cross Creek and relocated the court house there. Cross CreekIn June 1775, the "Liberty Point Resolves" was adopted by the citizenry endorsing the cause of the patriots against Great Britain. The Southern Campaign included much of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. In fact, the Torie concentrated many of their skirmishes and battles around North and South Carolina. As they captured Charleston and Savannah, guerrilla militia forces took to the back country attempting to prevent the British from occupying more territory. Thus, Cross Creek soon became a hotbed of wartime activity, not only for the Patriots but also for Loyalist sympathizers in the region. Cross Creek was the rendezvous site of the Highland Scots fighting for Great Britain in 1776 when that army marched to Moore’s Creek Bridge, only to be defeated by the Patriots. Two years later the county court issued orders to about four hundred citizens suspected of being Loyalists across Cumberland County to take an Oath of Allegiance to the Provincial government. Soon afterwards Lord Cornwallis marched his troops from South Carolina towards the Guilford Court House. They passed through Cross Creek and a skirmish waged between local patriots and the Loyalists favoring the British. The next time that the army of Lord Cornwallis passed through the region, they were following the retreat of the patriots from the bloody battle of Guilford Court House. And then four months later, David Fanning raided Cross Creek with his band of Tories and captured several Patriots. 

Cumberland County Wills and Estates


Cape Fear River

Cumberland County began as a settlement in the Upper Cape Fear Valley between 1729 and 1736 by European emigrants known as Highland Scots. The Cape River was a major transportation center, and ferries and the like began to crop up dating from the 1730s. In 1754, the Colonial Legislature passed an Act which resulted in the division of Bladen County, thus forming Cumberland County. It was named after the Duke of Cumberland (William Augustus) who commanded the English Army. Campbellton was named the County seat during 1778. In 1783 Campbellton was renamed Fayetteville in honor of Marquis De La Fayette, a French general that served in the American Colonies Revolutionary Army.

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Images of Cumberland County from the "Loose" Wills and Estates Collection, 1761 to 1895

Crow, John | Evans, Josiah | Hardin, Mary Ann | Harmack, Benjamin | McMesh, Nancy | McTeran, Archibald | Morgan, W. M. | Newberry, John | Patterson, Daniel | Patterson, Duncan | Patterson, John | Pearce, Margaret | Peacock, Jesse | Pearson, G. W. | Pearson, John Stokes | Pegram, Stephen | Pemberton, Thomas H. | Perry, Jane Beeye | Perry, Peter T. | Peterson, John | Peyton, Thomas | Phillips, John | Phillips, Mark | Plummer, Richard | Porter, Sylvia | Porterfield, John | Potter, Henry | Priest, Mary | Prince, John | Ragland, George | Ramsay, Francis | Ray, Angus | Ray, Ann | Ray, Catharine | Ray, Daniel | Ray, Duncan | Ray, John | Reardon, Thomas | Reding, Timothy | Reeves, Nathaniel | Revels, Thomas | Roberts, Phillip | Robinson, Edward | Robinson, Mary | Robinson, Phillip | Rodgers, Jacob | Rollins, G. S. | Ross, Catharine | Rowan, Robert | Russell, William | Ryals, Richard | Shaw, Duncan | Smith, Sarah R. | Wade, Levi C. | Walker, Farthy | Walker, Francis | Walker, Rachael | Walker, William | Walls, John | Ward, Ollive Warrick, John | Watson, Samuel Westbrook, Elizabeth | White, Rachel | White, Thomas | White, William | Whitehead, William | Whittle, William | Wilder, Mary | Wilkins, Elisha | Wilkinson, Neill | Williams, Mary | Williams, Samuel | Williamson, John | Williamson, Josiah | Wilson, Jane | Wilson, Joseph C. | Wilson, Silvanus | Winslow, Caroline Martha | Yarbrough, Elizabeth

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Land of the Wild Goose - Currituck Co. NC Images of Wills, Estates 1761 to 1834 #genealogy #northcarolinapioneers

Land of the Wild Goose
By Jeannette Holland Austin Jeannette Holland Austin(Profile)

Currituck was named for an Algonquin Indian term meaning "The Land of the Wild Goose," because the Outer Banks are so abundant with geese, waters, marshes, and woods. Settlers to this area came from the New England colonies, particularly mariners beginning about 1668. Actually, this port was one of the five original ports in America. The outer banks was uncharted territory, yet some religious groups trickled down from Virginia into the region. The first court house was not constructed until after 1700 and a jail was built there in 1776 by the Colonial Legislature. Genealogical researchers should examine the records encompassing the James River in Virginia as well as Boston, Connecticut and New York. 

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Currituck County Wills, Estates, Genealogy


Currituck CountyCurrituck County was established in 1668 and had one of the five original ports. The first jail for the region was built in 1776 and is one of the oldest buildings in North Carolina. The Wills and Estates listed here were found in the Pleas and Quarter Sessions Court.

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Wills and Estates, 1761 to 1792; 1792 to 1810; 1810 to 1834

Wills, Volume I, 1761 to 1792

Armstrong, Solomon - Ashbee, Solomon - Barber, John Barnard, Samuel - Barnard, Samuell - Bates, John - Baum, Jean - Baum, Maurice - Baum, Peter - Beckham, Edmon - Bennett, Joseph - Bernard, Joseph - Bernard, William - Besely, John - Biggs, James Blunt, William - Bocus, William - Bowen, Edmond - Bowen, Joseph - Brabble, William - Bradley, John - Bray, Willis Bray, William - Bray, William (2) - Bright, Henry - Bright, John Burges, George - Burnam, James - Callis, John - Campbell, Joshua - Campbell, Richard - Campbell, Solomon - Campbell, Thomas - Capps, Dennis - Caron, Lydia - Chittom, Sarah - Clark, George - Cooper, Thomas Corron, Alexander - Cox, Benjamin - Doudge, Benjamin - Davis, John - Dough, George - Dowdy, Daniel - Etheridge, Amos - Etheridge, James - Etheridge, John - Etheridge, John, contd - Ethridge, Elinor - Ethridge, Samuel - Fanshaw, Moyles - Fanshaw, Robert - Fenton, Thomas - Fersbee, Thomas - Flora, Larsus - Fowler, William - Gamwell, George - Garret, James - Gibbens, William Gray, Samuel - Greene, Nathan - Gurling, John Harman, Joseph - Heath, Robert - Hughs, John - Hutchings, Thomas - Ives, William - James, William - Jamison, George - Jarvis, Jonathan - Jarvis, Samuel - Jasper, Thomas - Jenkins, James - Johnson, Jonathan - Jones, David Jones, Francis - Jones, John - Joyner, Nathaniel - Lee, Josiah - Lee, Thomas - Lindsey, Daniel - Linsey, Thomas - Litchfield, Edward - Litchfield, Jacob - Machier, Mary - March, Gideon - Marchant, Malachi - Marchant, Willoughby - May, George - May, George, contd - Mickens, William - Miller, Evan Moon, Salley - Nikols, Nicholas - North, Phillip - O'Neil, Christpher - Parker, James - Parker, Mary - Parr, William - Phillips, Ballentine Portwood, Gilbert - Pugh, Thomas - Robb, Thomas - Robinson, William - Ruffson, Willis - Russell, ThomasRyan, James - Sanderson, Thomas - Saunderson, Samuel - Scott, William - Shannon, James - Shergold, William - Shergold, Thomas - Sikes, Abel - Simmons, John - Simmons, Robert - Simmons, Samson - Taylor, Benjamin - Thomson, John - Townsend, Jacob - Ward, William - West, Joshua -West, Nathan - Wheatley, John - Whidbee, John - White, Joshua - Whitehurst, Isaiah - Widgett, Joseph - Wilkinson, Margaret - Williams, Charles - Williams, Joseph - Williams, Stephen - Williams, Thomas - Williams, William - Wilson, Francis - Woodhouse, John - Woodhouse, Lemuel

Wills, Volume 2, 1792 to 1810

Adams, John - Alcock, Solomon - Allen, James - Allen, Mary Anderson, Elijah - Ashe, Mary - Austin, H. - Austin, Mary Ballance, Daniel - Ballanie, Joseph - Ballentine, Henry - Ballentine, James Barnard, Samuel - Barnard, William - Barnes, Jonathan - Barnett, Robert - Barriot, John - Barrote, Richard - Batten, Jorg - Baum, Maurice - Beasley, Joaram - Beasley, Mordecai - Beckham, Thomas Bell, Eavey - Bell, John - Bell, Letisha - Bell, William - Bennett, Carter - Bennet, Ephraim - Bennett, Jasper - Bernard, Robert - Berry, Mary - Bonney, Jonathan - Bowers, George - Brabbell, John Bradley, Charles - Bray, James - Bray, Nancy - Bright, Henry Bright, Sarah - Bright, Silas - Bright, Thomas H. - Bright, Willis - Brooks, Willoughby - Brown, Lettia - Bryant, John - Bunnell, Embley Burrus, Robbard - Burrus, William - Butt, Cornelius - Cador, James Capps, Dennis - Capps, Malachi - Capps, John - Caves, Cornelius Caves, John - Chandler, William - Chaplin, James - Cherry, Josiah Cherry, Sarah - Claland, Rebecca - Cox, Marmaduke - Coyner, Adam - Creed, Henry - Cudworth, John - Daniel, Gideon - Daniel, Nicholas - Darby, Federick - Dauge, Griffith - Dauge, Peter - Dauge, Tully - Dauge, Willoughby - Dough, Thomas - Daugh, Willis - Dean, John - Dowday, Caleb - Dowdy, Jacob - Dudley, Thomas - Durkin, Thomas - Edy, Samuel - Ellis, Matthew - Etheridge, Francis Etheridge, James - Etheridge, Matthias - Etheridge, Richard - Etheridge, Timothy - Even, Joseph - Farrow, Christopher - Farrow, Hezekiah - Fentress, William - Ferebee, Elizabeth - Ferebee, Robert - Ferebee, Thomas Folar, Matthias - Forbes, William - Gallop, Shadrick - Gamewell, Bridgett - Gibbs, Giles - Gibson, Robert Givin, Willis - Glasgow, William - Gray, Griffith - Gray, Joseph Gray, Stephen - Gregor, Thomas - Gregory, Cornelius - Gregory, Enoch - Gregory, Griffith - Gregory, J. - Gray, Joseph - Gray, Joshua Gunter, Charles - Hall, Drecker - Hall, Nathan - Hall, Spence - Halstead, Seth - Hammond, John - Harris, Thomas - Heath, Julian - Heath, Robert - Heath, Thomas - Holloway, Henry - Holloway, William - Holmes, John - Humphreys, John - Humphreys, Mary - Hunt, Charles - Jarvis, Elizabeth - Jasper, Samuel - Jenkins, Elisha - Jennett, Jesse - Jones, Catharine - Jones, Joseph Jones, Randal Jones, Randolph Joyner, Jonathan Joyner, Peter Kallam, Theophilus Kinsey, Henry Linton, Benjamin Lee, Asa Lee, Jane - Lee, James - Lee, Philip - Lee, Samuel - Lee, Sarah - Lemount, Arthur - Lindsey, John - Linton, Lazarus - Litchfield, Abraham - Litchfield, Jacob - Litchfield, John - Litchfield, Peter - Manard, William - Mann, John - Mashamy, John - Matthias, Matthew - May, Joseph - McClain, James - McCoy, William - Mercer, Jeremiah - Mercer, Malachi - Mercer, Thomas - Midyett, Daniel - Miller, William - Miller, William(2) - Mooney, Hugh - Moore, Francis - Morrerit, Peter - Morse, Reuben - Neel, Michael - Nichols, Frankey - Nichols, James - Nicholson, Josiah - Northern, John - O'Dowdie, William - O'Neel, William - Paine, Enoch - Paine, Thomas - Parker, Thomas - Parr, Daniel - Parr, William - Patrick, Peter - Payne, Joel - Payne, Robert - Peel, John - Perkins, Harry - Portwood, Benjamin - Poyner, Isable - Poyner, Joseph - Poyner, Thomas - Poyner, William - Pritchett, AbsaloM - Purtar, Archelaus - Quidley, William - Read, Malachi - Robinson, William - Robinson, William - Robinson, William - Rollison, Francis - Russell, Lemuel - Sanderson, John - Sanderson, John - Sanderson, Samuel - Sawyer, Richard - Scarborough, Austin - Scarborough, Edward - Scarborough,Ignatius - Scarborough, Nancy - Scott, William Sr. - Sears, John - Shannon, Joyce - Shiargold, Sally - Sikes, Benjamin - Simmons, Caleb - Simmons, Darius - Simmons, John - Simmons, John - Simmons, Mary - Simmons, William - Simmons, William (1802) - Simpson, John - Simpson, Josiah - Slaughter, Sarah - Slights, Henry - Smith, J. - Spencer, Perseller - Stanley, Richard - Stewart, Affish - Stewart, John - Stowes, Joseph - Tatum, John - Taylor, Benjamin - Taylor, Ebenezer - Taylor, Edward - Taylor, John - Taylor, Jonathan - Taylor, Thomas - Thomson, Andy L. - Thompson, Ewen - Tibbett, Thomas - Turner, Sampson - Walker, Caleb - Walker, Pouilla - Walker, Samuel - Walker, Thomas - Walker, Willie - Walmerley, John - Waterfield, John - West, Edward - West, Joshua - West, Obediah - Westcott, Stephen - Wheatley, John - White, Conery - White, John Jasper - Whiteley, William - Whitlow, Gracey - Wicker, William - Williams, Barbara - Williams, Charles - Williams, Elias - Williams, Elizabeth - Williams, Fannie - Williams, James - Williams, John - Williams, Lewis - Williams, Richard R. - Williams, Thomas - Williams, Thomas Pool - Williamson, Francis - Williamson, William

Wills, Volume 3, 1810 to 1834

Allen, Jarvis - Anderson, William - Ashbee, Solomon - Austin, William - Aydelett, John - Ball, Hosea - Ballance, John - Ballance, Mary - Ballance, Polly - Ballentine, Davis - Ballentine, Henry - Ballentine, Joseph - Ballentine, Joseph Jr. - Ballentine, Lovey - Bannell, John B. - Barnard, Edmund - Barnard, Jesse - Barnard, Luke - Barr, Thany - Basnett, Willoughby - Bates, Andrew - Baxter, Joseph - Beasley, Edny - Beasley, Henry - Beasley, William - Beasley, William (1831) - Becham, John - Bell, Branson - Bell, Duke - Bell, John - Bell, Joseph - Bell, Josiah - Bell, Robert - Berry - Berry, William - Best, Thomas - Best, Thomas Sr. - Best, William - Bonney, William - Bowden, Arthur - Brawn, Luke - Brabbell, Tatum - Bray, Andrew - Bray, James - Bray, Linner - Bray, Wallis - Brickhouse, Benjamin - Bright, Aaron - Bright, Isaac - Bright, Solomon - Brown, Luke - Brown, Thomas - Buckhouse, Benjamin Sr. - Bunnill, Edward - Burrows, Sarah H. - Burrus, Robert - Caffie, Jesse - Capps, Caleb - Capps, Caleb Sr. - Capps, Jesse - Capps, Joel - Capps, Polly - Capps, Moses - Carroll,, Mary - Casey, Dempsey - Cason, Elijah - Cavender, Sally - Chaplain, John - Chaplain, Spencer - Chaplain, William - Chaplin, Caleb - Chappel, George - Chappel, Mary - Chisnill, Peter - Chittom, Peter - Chittum, John - Chittum, Winney - Chillim, Mary - Church, John - Cochran, Dolly - Cooper, Benjamin - Cox, Thomas - Crank, John - Creekman, SamuelCulpepper, Henry - Daniel, John - Daniel, Joseph - Dauge, Dory - Davis, James - Davis, John - Douge, James - Dough, Benjamin - Dough, Richard - Doudge, Evan - Douglas, James - Dowdy, John Sr. - Dowdy, Josiah - Dowdy, Josiah Jr. - Dowdy, Peter - Dowdy, Willis - Doxey, John - Doxey, William - Dozier, Cynthia - Dozier, Edmund - Dozier, Elias - Dozier, Willoughby - Dring, Pervical - Dudley, Malachi - Duke, Andrew - Dunton, Levin - Dunton, Polly - Eady, Samuel - Ethridge, Adam - Ethridge, Demcy - Etheridge, Margaret - Ethridge, Quincey - Etheridge, ReubenEtheridge, Robert - Etheridge, Sampson - Ethridge, Sampson - Etheridge, Tart - Ethridge, Willis - Evans, Henry - Farrow, Hezekiah Sr. - Farrow, John - Farrow, Thomas - Fisher, John - Flora, Aaron - Flory, John - Flory, William - Forbes, Demcy - Forbes, Enoch - Gamewill, Joshua - Garrett, Elizabeth - Garrett, John - Garrett, Thomas - Gibbons, Joshua - Gibson, Henry - Gray, Mary - Gray, Thomas - Green, Bowen - Green, James - Gregory, Francis - Gregory, Luke - Gregory, Rachel - Gregory, Tully - Griggs, George - Griggs, Lydia - Halstead, Unice - Hampton, John T. - Harrison, John - Harrison, Zarabable - Haynes, Amey - Heath, Thomas - Henley, Mary - Hewit, Ephraim - Hill, Clement - Hill, John - Hill, Zachariah - Hobbs, Augustus - Holloway, Edward - Holstead, Malachi - Holstead, William - Howard, George - Howard, Joseph - Hunnings, William - Hutchins, Ann - Hutchins, Sally - Hutchings, Nathaniel - Jarrel, Rachel - Jarvis, Ephraim - Jarvis, John - Jarvis, Solomon - Jarvis, William - Jasper, Dorker - Jones, David, Dr. - Jones, Lydia - Jones, Malachi - Jones, Mary - Kallam, Benjamin C. - Kallam, James B. - Kallam, Nancy - Lee, Daniel - Lee, Dempsey - Lee, Elizabeth - Lindsey, Charles - Linton, Augustus - Lory, Deanah - Luffman, Thomas - Lurry, William - MacKaroney, Thomas - Matthias, Burroughs - Matthias, Chloe - Matthias, Elizabeth - Matthias, Simon - MacKee, John - Macoy, John - Mercer, Jeremiah - Midgett, William - Miller, Maximillan - Miller, Solomon - Mitchael, Thomas - Morris, Daniel - Morse, Francis - Morse, Thomas - Morse, Zachariah - Mulder, Griffin - Murrill, John - Neal, Christopher - Newall, Sullivan - Nicholas, Josiah - Northern, Dowtha - O'Neal, Nathan - O'Neel, Edward - Parker, Peter Sr. - Parker, Sarah - Parr, Jesse Sr. - Parr, Richard - Patrick, Sary - Patridge, Jesse - Perkins, Edney - Powers, S. 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Historic Edenton

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Edenton was a village established on the bay of Albemarle Sound in 1712 and many of the old Jacobean, Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival and Victorian architecture are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. From the beginning of the talk of the war for independence, the little coastal town of Edenton played a conspicuous and heroic part in the ensuring struggle. As early as 1765, when the oppressive rule of England reached its peak in the iniquitous Stamp Act, Edenton joined with the other Carolina towns in adopting resolutions expressing the strong indignation of her citizens at this Act of tyranny on the part of George III and his Parliament. In 1773 three of her prominent citizens, Joseph Hewes, Samuel Johnston and Edward Vail, were appointed on the Carolina Committee of Correspondence which wrote to the other colonies that North Carolina that Edenton was prepared to join them against the King and Parliament. When England wrote the famous Port Bill, Boston was on the verge of starvation. Joseph Hewes, a merchant of Edenton, who was later to play a prominent part in Revolutionary events in North Carolina, joined with John Harvey of Perquimans in collecting supplies and provisions from the patriotic people of Albemarle, which they sent in the sloop Penelope to their distressed compatriots in far away Boston. The donation was received graciously by the inhabitants of that city, and a letter of thanks was issued from the Boston Committee to the donors for their generosity. One of the most notable events in the Revolutionary annals of Edenton was the Edenton Tea Party, held at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth King on October 25, 1774. This famous gathering of the Edenton women was convened for the purpose of protesting against the tax on tea and for endorsing the work of the first Convention which had met at New Bern in August, 1774. Before the meeting adjourned these brave and patriotic women had drawn up resolutions firmly declaring their intention to drink no more of the taxed tea, and to uphold and encourage in every possible way the men of the colony in their struggle to gain all the rights due them as British subjects.

Cupola HouseThe Cupola House, Edenton, North Carolina. News of the bold stand taken by the Edenton women spread to the colonly newspapers, as well as those in England. Arthur Iredell of London, the brother of James Iredell of Edenton who married the sister of Samuel Johnston, upon hearing of the event, noted that it had caused a considerable stir in London, as well as throughout the thirteen Colonies. Iredell wrote to his brother from his home in London the following letter: 

"I see by the papers the Edenton ladies have signalized themselves by their protest against tea drinking. The name of Johnston I see among them. Are any of my sister's relatives patriotic? I hope not, for we English are afraid of the male Congress; but if the ladies should attack us, the most fatal consequences are to be dreaded. So dextrous in the handling of a dart, each wound they give is mortal, while we, so unhappily formed by nature, the more we strive to conquer them, the more we are conquered. The Edenton ladies, conscious of this superiority on their side by former experiences, are willing to crush us into atoms by their omnipotency. The only security on our side, to prevent impending ruin is the probability that there are few places in America which possess so much female artillery as Edenton. Pray let me know all the particulars when you favor us with a letter."

Source: In Ancient Albemarle by By Catherine Albertson, published by the North Carolina Society Daughters of the Revolution. 

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