Friday, February 12, 2016

The Horse Racing Capital - Northampton Co. NC Wills, Estates #genealogy #northcarolinapioneers

Jeannette Holland AustinJackson, the Horse Racing Capital
By Jeannette Holland Austin

"Sir Archie", thought to be the greatest thoroughbred in North Carolina history, was sheltered at the Mowfield Plantation from 1817 to 1833. Archie was bred while stationed in Northampton and his lineage includes Boston, Lexington, Man O. War, and Timoleon; all were gallant contenders in the international horse-racing realm.

Sir Archie

Northampton County Wills and Estates

Northampton County Northampton County was created in 1741 from Bertie County. It was named for James Compton, 5th Earl of Northampton. In 1759 parts of Northampton County, Bertie County, and Chowan County were combined to form Hertford County.

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  • Williams, Thomas, LWT dated 1815

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