Halifax County Wills and Estates
Halifax County was formed in 1758 from Edgecombe County. It was named for George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, President of the Board of Trade from 1748 to 1761. In 1774 the southeastern part of Halifax County was combined with part of Tyrrell County to form Martin County.
Halifax County Wills and other Records Available to Members of North Carolina Pioneers
images of Will Book 1758 to 1774
Testators: Andrews, Henry | Baley, Richard | Baylis, John; | Bell, George | Boykin, John | Brown, Samy | Bruce, Peter | Bryant, William | Bull, Thomas | Butler, Joseph | Bynum, James | Cox, William | Crudup, George | Daikers, Daniel | Desire, James Judge | Dur, John | Dyar, James | Edmonds, James | Emry, Green | Enlow, John | Fargason, William | Fuqua, William | Goodwin, George | Graves, George | Green, Thomas | Hardy, Hugh | Harris, Thomas | Haws, Henry | Heath, Thomas | High, Daniel | Hobgood, William | House, William | Jackson, James | Johnson, Peter | Jones, William | Langley, Thomas | Lattimore, Mary | Lempty, Hening | Linden, John | Mathis, Thomas Sr. | McKenzie, Barnaby | Merrit, Benjamin | Pavis, John | Peirce, Joseph | Perry, Patience | Pitts, Walter | Pope, Henery | Pope, Richard | Pope, Thomas | Pope, Thomas (2) | Powell, William | Reed, Susanna | Robbinson, William | Robertson, Henry | ; Smith, Drew | ; Smith, James | Studivent, Biggin | Tatum, Joshua | Taylor, James | Taylor, Roger | Thompson, William Riddle Hunt | Upshaw, William | Wallace, Michael | Waller, John | Wiggins, Thomas | Wilkins, Thomas | Williams, Francis | Williams, Jane | Williams, John | Williamson, Robert
Miscellaneous Wills 1775 to 1779
Images of Halifax County Wills 1781 to 1824
Testators: Adams, James; Adams, John; Allen, James; Alsobrook, John; Alston, John; Alston, Joseph John; Ames, Thomas; Anderson, Nathan; Applewhite, Martha; Baker, James; Barker, Joshua; Barker, Stephen; Barnes, John; Barrow, Jacob; Barrow, William; Bass, Denis; Bass, John; Bell, Arthur; Bell, Elisha; Bell, Joshua; Bell, Marmaduke; Bellfort, I.; Bennett, William; Berryman, John; Berryman, Josiah Bird, Peter Bishop, Jonathan Bishop, William; Blount, Chloe; Blount, Robert; Bradford, John; Brady, John; Bradley, Benjamin; Bradley, Eleanor; Branch, John; Branch, William; Brantley, Robert; Brinkley, Jerry; Brinkley, Judith; Brinkley, William; Brinkley, William (2); Brown, Elias; Bruce, William; Bull, Moses; Burges, Stephen; Burgess, William; Burt, Stephen; Cain, James; Caplan, James; Carney, Richard; Carstorpher, James; Carter, Benjamin; Carter, Charles; Carter, Jacob; Carter, Joseph; Carter, Robert; Carter, Sarah; Clark, Elizabeth; Clopton, Walter; Coley, Charles; Cone, John; Cooper, John; Cooper, Thomas; Corlew, Lemuel; Corlin, Sarah; Cotton, Henry; Cotton, Joab; Cotton, William; Coupland, William; Counsel, Nathan; Cox, John; Crowell, Edward; Crowell, Thomas; Cullum, Jeremiah; Cullum, William Sr.; Daffin, John; Daniel, James; Daniel, John; Daniel, John (continued); Daniel, William; Davis, Croonsdale; Davis, Francis; Davis, Goodman; Davis, James; Davis, Mary; Davis, Nathan; Dawson, Henry; Dawson, John; Dickens, Henry Dickens, John; Dixon, Elisha Doles, Rebecher Dudley, Christopher Duberry, Joiles; Easley, James; Eaton, Thomas; Edingame, George; Edmonds, William; Edmondson, Bryant; Edmundson, Thomas; Edwards, Collene; Edwards, Jesse; Edwards, Martha; Eelbeck, Henry Eelbeck, Montfort; Elbanck, Elizabeth; Elbeck, Montford; Etheridge, Aaron; Emory, Edward; Etheredge, William; Even, Elizabeth; Everett, Jesse; Ezel, J. ; Faucett, James; Flewellen, Richard; Ford, Ann; Foreman, Benjamin ; Garland, Patrick; Gee, James; Gilmour, John; Good, Thomas; Grant, James; Gray, John; H. Gray, Joseph; Gray, Thomas; Griffin, Brinkley; Griffin, Esbell; Grimmer, William; Hadley, William; Hall, Frederick; Hall, Ignatius; Hall, Mary; Hall, Robert; Halloway, William; Hancock, Henry; Hardin, James; Hardin, William; Harper, Ambrose; Harris, Drury; Harris, Elias; Harris, Roe; Harris, Temperance; Harvey, William; Hawkins, Isham ; Hawkins, Joseph; Haynes, Christopher; Haynes, Thomas; Herbert, John; Hill, Calleos Hill, Sarah Hill, William; Hill, William (2); Hilliard, Margaret; Hinton, James; Hobgood, John; Hogan, James; Hogan, Lemuel ; Hollowell, Arthur; Hopkins, Joseph; Horn, Richard Horton, Samuel; Howell, Thomas; Hunter, Alice Hudson, Edward Hulm, John; Hulm, Mary; Humphries, Elijah; Hurst, Spencer; Iles, John; Irby, Elizabeth; Jackson, Edward Jackson, Thomas; Jarvis, William; Johnson, Elizabeth; Johnston, Abraham; Jones, Austin Curtis Jones B. Jones, David Jones, Joshua; Jones, Miller; Jones, Sarah; Jones, Thomas; Jones, Willie; Jones, Willie; Jones, William; Joyner, Bridgeman ;Joyner, Henry; Joyner, Patience Joyner, Theophilus Judge Sr.; Judkins, Nathaniel ;Kelley, James; Killingsworth, William; King, Edward; Knight, Ephraim; Lane, David Lane, Levi; Lane, Martha; Lane, William; Lane, William (2) ; Lindsay, Judah; Lock, John; Long, George W.; Long, Giles; Long, Mary; Long, Nicholas, Colonel; Lowe, William Jr.; Lowe, William; Lowry, Thomas; Lucas, Rebecca; Mallory, Francis; Martin, William; Marshall, Benjamin; Marshall, David; Marshall, John; Marshall, Starling; Mason, Elizabeth; Matthews, Gideon; Matthews, Moses; Matthews, Rape; McCollum, John; McCullock, Alexander; McDougall, James; McGregor, Cloe; McKinney, Sarah; Mecom, Mathew; Merritt, Ephraim; Merritt, Richard; Merritt, Thomas; Merritt, William; Mitchell, Elizabeth Montfort, Edward Montfort, Richard Moore, James; Moore, Mary; Moore, Reuben Moran, William; Morgan, Peter Morley, John; Morris, Griffin Morris, Hezekiah Morris, Philemon Moss, Richard Moye, Thomas; Muir, Robert Muir, William; Muncrief, William; Nelloms, Meredith Nelms, Josiah Nicholl, Jane Nichols, Luke Nichols, Thomas; Noblen, William; Norfleet, M. Parker, William; Partin, Jesse Pass, William; Passmore, Robert Pasteur, James; Pearce, Benjamin Pearce, Francis Pearce, Mary; Pearce, W. N. Pearman, William; Pemberton, Robert Perkins, Henry; Perkins, William; Perry, Hubbard Perry, John; Phillips, John; Pitman, Ambrose Pitman, Blake Pitman, Martha Pitman, Milley Pitman, Samuel; Pitman, William; Pitman, Zilphia Pom, John; Pope, Elijah Pope, Hardie Pope, William; Porter, Samuel; Porter, Samuel (2); Powell, John; Powell, John; (2) Powell, John; (3) Powell, Jordan Pritchett, Christopher Pritchet, John; Pritchett, Thomas; Pugh, Ann Pugh, David Pullen, William Sr.; Purnal, John; Quall, James; Quall, Mary; Read, Mary; Richardson, William; Rives, Timothy Roaper, John; Rogers, Thomas; Ross, Jacob Rutland, Shadrack Sampson, Stephen Sands, Barham Scurlock, Thomas; Sessions, Elenor Shane, James; Shaw, James; Shaw, John; Silgraves, John; Sills, Isham Simmons, L. Simmons, William; Sims, Robert Slatter, James; Sledge, Archibald ; Smith, Absally N. ; Smith, Amy ; Smith, Ann ; Smith, Arthur ; Smith, James; Sr. ; Smith, Joel ; Smith, John; ; Smith, John; (2) ; Smith, Peter ; Smith, Robert R. ; Smith, Samuel; ; Smith, Thomas; ; Smith, Thomas; (2) ; Smith, William; ; Smith, William; (2) Spann, Willis Stamper, Elizabeth Steel, Tabitha Steele, Richard Stiles, Thomas; Story, Sarah Strickland, Herman Sturdivant, Anderson Sturdivant, Jesse Sturdivant, Sarah Sumner, William Sutherlin, John; Tate, Francis Taylor, Joseph; Thrower, Thomas; Tillery, Eppy; Tillery, John; Towns, William Troughton, Mary; Turner, Edwin Turner, Jesse Turner, Nathan Turner, Thomas; Turner, William Turner, William (2); Vaden, George; Valentine, Daniel ; Vick, Benjamin Vincent, John; Vinson, Phillip; Wadley, Joseph; Wall, Robert; Waller, William; Watson, John; Watson, William Weaver, Henry; West, Israel Wheeless, Joseph Whitehead, Joseph Whitaker, Richard ; Whitmell, Thomas; Blount Wiggins, Arthur; Wiggins, William ; Williams, Charles ; Williams, Jesse ; Williams;, John; Williams, John; (2) ; Williams, John; Jr. ; Williams, Joseph John; ; Williams, Lucy ; Williams, Silvia ; Williamson, John; Willis, Augustine; Winter, Joseph ;Winter, Joseph (2) ;Winter, Thomas; Wootten, John; Wootton, William; Wright, Martha; Wright, Nancy; Wyatt, James; Yarbrough, George ;Young, George; Young, John; Zollicoffer, George
The Battle of Eutaw Springs
By Jeannette Holland Austin
During 1781, Major General Nathaniel Greene of the Continental Army commenced a campaign to remove the British from the South Carolina backcountry. In May, he set about to capture the village of Ninety Six occupied by the forces of Lord Rawdon was succeeded in repelling re-enforcements being shipped from Charleston on June 18th. Afterwards, Greene retreated towards Charlotte. Rawdon pursued Greene for several days, but the chase exhausted his men and the lack of supplies, caused him to quit. Rather than allow Greene to have Ninety Six, Rawdon burned it and withdrew the garrison to Charleston. But the fate of Lord Rawdon was that he was too ill to continue the fith and left Charleston under the command of Colonel Alexander Stewart. Thus, Greene immediately turned towards Charleston. He established a camp above the Santee River for his exhausted men. From this vantage, several detachments were dispatched to harass the British as they withdrew from Charleston. Colonel Stewart, the new commandant, led a force of some 2,000 men from Charleston's British garrison in search of the army of Greene. The force camped at Eutaw Springs, about 2 miles east of present-day Eutawville, then in Charleston District (but both now in Orangeburg County).
Elijah Bass of Halifax County who had enrolled early in the war and was part of the 10th Regiment, fought at the battle of Eutaw Springs on September 8, 1778, where he was killed. Source: North Carolina Revolutionary War Pensions.
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