By Jeannette Holland Austin
The Wahab Plantation in Union County was owned by militia Captain James A. Walkup who served as a guide for William R. Davie under the Patriot Militia. On September 21, 1780, the patriots made a surprise attack upon the Wahab Plantation where Loyalist were encamped under the command of Colonel Banastre Tarleton, not in command that day because he was sick with yellow fever. The Loyalists were camped on the West side of the Catawba River while the army of General Charles Cornwallis was camped on the East side. Davie opportunistically decided to attack the Loyalist camp, and succeeded in driving them back in complete surprise and with heavy casualties. He retreated before the British regulars arrived. The British took their revenge by burning down the house of Captain Walkup.
Union County, NC Wills and Estates
Union County was formed in 1842 from parts of Anson and Mecklenburg Counties.
The county seat is Monroe. The first three will books are digitized here. Thus, the earliest surviving records begin in 1842. As reflected in the microfilming of old wills by the Secretary of the State of North Carolina, the ink on some wills was far too faded to read.
Among the early settlers wete the families of Marsh, MccCain, Phifer, Craig and Stewart.
Union County North Carolina Probate Records available to members of North Carolina Pioneers
Images of Union County Wills 1842 to 1858
Testators: Bass, Richard; Beasley, John; Bennet, Reding; Blackeney, Albert; Brooks, Mary; Burlison, Jonathan; Burnett, John; Burr, Stephen; Chaney, Noah; Chaney, Henry; Cherry, Joel; Clark, Burrell; Clark, John B.; Collins, Davis; Common, Julia M.; Criag, Elizabeth; Craig, Josiah; Crawford, C. J.; Crowell, Michael; Crowell, John; Cuthbertson, Moses; Davis, James; Deck, Edmund; Dozier, Samuel; Fincher, Lydia; Fincher, Silas; Gillam, William; Givens, Samue; Godfrey, Thomas; Griffin, Enoch; Griffin, Sarah; Griffin, Thomas; Harkey, Daniel; Harvey, Aaron; Hasley, James; Hasty, John; Helms, Gabriel B.; Helms, Hannah; Helms, Isaac; Heniger, Jacob; Houston, James; Howard, William; Jackson, Wiley; Jefferson, Enoch; Kirk, Edmund; Leonard, C. D.; Long, Jacob; Long, Johnl; Marsh, Simeon; Marsh, Solomon; Marshes, Solomon; Matthews, Isaac; McCain, Andrew; McCain, Hugh; McCain, John J.; McCain, W. E.; McCollum, Daniel; Moore, Jessie; Moore, William; Moors, Elijah; Morgans, James; Moses, Henry; Nisbet, Sarah; Norwood, E.; Osbourne, Alexander; Phifer, David; Phifer, Matthew; Phifer, Priscilla; Pott, William; Preston, Elias; Price, James; Price, William; Ren, John; Richardson, John; Richardson, Kinderic; Richardson, Sarah; Ritch, James M.; Rivens, James; Rogers, Elizabeth; Rogers, Thomas; Rushing, A. D.; Secrest, Andrew; Sikes, Hannah; Simpson, Irwin; Simpson, John; Sitts, Mary; Slitt, Jane; Smith, Cullen; Smith, John M; Stegall, George; Stevens, Squire; Stewart, A. H.; Stewart, Hugh; Stewart, Joseph; Stewart; Reuben; Stewart, Silas; Stills, Susannah; Thomas, John R.; Thomas, Osborne; Watkins, Robert; Whitley, Addison; Will, James; Wilson, Hugh; Wilson, Sarah; Winchester, Mary; Wolf, JacobImages of Wills 1869 to 1897
Testators: Anderson, Sarah ; Arout, John; Atwood, David ; Austin, Jonathan; Austin, Jonathan L. ; Austin, Vernon ; Baker, George ; Barino, Charles ; Bass, John ; Belk, Amelia ; Bickett, Thomas ; Boyte, Martha ; Braswell, Aquilla ; Braswell, Cullen; Brown, Burrel; Carpenter, William; Clonts, Adam ; Collins, William ; Corder, Lewis ; Covington, D. A.; Covington, David ; Covington, Susan; Craige, Matilda; Crowell, A. S.; Cureton, Eliza; Curlee, Sarah ; Davis, Sampson ; Doster, H. M.; Doster, James W. ; Duncan, W. W. ; Dunlap, Sarah; Griffin, William; Edwards, John; Erwin, Adelaide; Evans, Albert ; Gardener, Jesse; Gathings, Jane; Givens, Jane; Glenn, Elizabeth; Godwin, Simon; Gordon, Rebecca ; Greene, Beedy; Green, J. E. ; Griffin, A. Hurley; Griffin, Jesse; Griffin, M. E. ; Griffin, Thomas; Griffin, William; Griffin, William ; Gurley, Ezekiel; Hagler, Charles; Hamilton, G. S.; Hargett, A. J. ; Hargett, David; Hargett, Elizabeth ; Hargett, James; Harkey, J. ; Harkey, John ;Harris, Elizabeth ; Harris, Salathiel ; Hartsell, Andrew ; Hasty, Rachel ; Hasty, Stephen ; Hays, John ; Haywood, James; Heath, James ; Helms, Asa ; Helms, Emanuel ; Helms, Isam; Helms, H. J. ; Helms, Michael ; Helms, Samson ; Hemby, Eli ; Hemby, Margaret ; Hemby, Thomas ; Honeycutt, Demsey; Horn, James ; Houston, B. J.; Houston, John; Houston, William ; Houston, William W. ; Howard, Jacob ; Howey, David; Howey, Nancy; Hudson, Joseph; Hudson, Joseph ; Ivey, Sarah ; King, Elenor ; Laney Burton ; Lewis, Thomas ; Lewis, W. C. ; Liles, David; Lindsay, Sherwood ; Little, Aaron ; Long, Henry T. ; Long, Henry (2) ; Love, John; Lowrie, Margaret ; Marsh, Thomas ; Massey, Mary ; McCain, Hugh; McClain, Jane ; McCollum, James ; McLarty, Archibald; McManus, George ; Medley, Nancy ; Mills, Jackson ; Mills, James ; Moore, Pleasant ; Mullis, Calvin ; Mullis, Frances; Nance, John; Nesbit, Millie; Newsom, William ; Osborne, Michael ; Parker, Elijah; Parker, Peter ; Peninger, Jacob ; Polk, Andrew; Polk, Sarah ; Presson, Samuel ; Price, Albert ; Price, Daniel ; Price, Martha ; Pyron, Samuel ; Pyron, Sarah ; Rafe, Susanah ; Ramsay, W. C. ; Rea, John ; Rice, Clarinda ; Ritch, G. W.; Rogers, Russell ; Ross, Sherwood ; Rowland, Sherwood ; Rowland, Thomas ; Russell, David ; Russell, Samantha ; Russell, Sarah ; Secrest, Abram J. ; Secrest, Ephraim ; Sell, Mary J. ; Shell, Henry; Shute, John ; Simms, John Thomas; Simpson, David ; Simpson, Jackson ; Smith, J. E. W.; Starnes, J. B.; Steele, Richard ; Stewart, Elizabeth; Stewart, Harriet ; Stilwell, John ; Taylor, Thomas ; Thomas, Jacob ; Thomas, John ; Thompson, James ; Thompson, S. B. ; Thweatt, Frederick; Vann, J. J. ; Walker, Abram E. ; Walker, Elijah ; Walkup, E. J. ; Walkup, Samuel ; Walkup, Samuel H. ; Wentz, Jeremiah ; Whitfield, W. J. ; Williams, Abel ; Winchester, Thomas Jr.
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