Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

so I start this site in Virginia… go figure

nitpicking Sapony Creek/ Pitman stuff…

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UPDATE:  Well, I’ll have to eat some more crow and correct myself.  All the references to Sapony Creek must be in Nash County.  The problem I’ve had is the duplication of names:

Andrew and Daniel Ross, John Hatcher, William Pitman & wife as well as a Joseph and Arthur Pitman were in Edgecombe AND Nash County all at about the same time.  I’ll post a map as soon as I sober up.

William Pitman must have cloned himself but aquired another wife:

1770       24 Feb. WILLIAM (X) PITMAN and wife, MARGET (X) PITMAN of Edgecombe Co. to Thomas Tucker of same, for £75 Proc. money a tract of 150 acres adjoining Green Hill’s line, it being the upper part of a deed granted by Earl Granville to James Tucker on May 10, 1762. Wit: Thomas Harbirt, Mathias Maning, Junr. DB D, p. 339.

 

 

I think many researchers have mistaken a “forgotten” Sapony Creek in Edgecombe County with the “modern” creek of the same name in Nash County.  Any Hatcher researchers out there might take note.  Note the “road orders” below and ask yourself if it would be feasible for the jurymen listed to service a road that far away.

1763       9 Jul. WILLIAM (X) PITMAN AND JUDETH (X) PITMAN of Edgecome Co. to John Hatcher, Junr. of same, for 33/6/8 Proc. money a tract of 160 acres on Sapony Creek adjoining Stephen Batchelor, it being the whole of a Granville grant to Daniel Ross bearing date March 17, 1761, and by said Daniel Ross given to Andrew Ross in his last will, and by said Andrew Ross given to said Judith Pitman in his last will. Wit: Artur (X) PITMAN, John Hatcher, William Defnal. DB C, p. 60.


1761       26 Sep. ELIZABETH PITMAN (mark) of Edgecombe Co. to ARTHUR PITMAN of same, planter, for £10 current money of N.C. a tract of 90 acres on the north side of Tar River adjoining sherwood Haywood, it being a Granville grant to said Elizabeth Pitman dated March 24, 1749. wit: Sherrood Haywood, Hancock Hatcher (mark). Deed Book 1, p. 89.

1762       1 Nov. William (H) Henry of Edgecombe Co. planter, to ARTHUR PITMAN of same, planter, for 26/6/8 Proc. bills of N.C. a tract of 160 acres on the south side of Sapony Creek on the Great Branch adjoining Stephen Batcheler. Wit: David Pridgen, John (X) Basey, John Fountain. DB 1, p. 493.

1762       20 Sep. ARTHUR PITMAN of Edgecombe Co., planter to JOSEPH PITMAN of same, planter, for £20 Proc. money a tract of 100 acres on the north side of Tar River adjoining ELIZ. PITMAN, John Fountain and Robert coleman. Wit: Wm. (X) Anderson, Handover (X) Hatcher, John Foundain. DB 1, p. 381. [Hancock]

1764       6 Sep. John Hatcher and Mary Hatcher of Edgecombe Co. to Stephen Batchelor of same, for £20 Virginia money a tract of 160 acres lying on both sides of Spaony Creek adjoining said Batchelor, it being that tract of land granted from Earl Granville to Daniel Ross on 7 Mar 1761. Wit: Thomas Harbirt, WM (X) PITMAN. DB C, p. 255.

http://hatcherfamilyassn.com/getperson.php?personID=I39022&tree=WmtheIm

Edgecombe county, NC, Court Minutes of the Pleas & Quarter Sessions, 1757-1784:

September 1762

Read the petition of sundry inhabitants of Swift Creek for a road. Ordered that the following persons be jury to lay out same beginning on south side of Creek near the old store house alias Col Whitehead’s store house on Whittington’s Rode from the new down the road that crosses said Creek at John Mial’s at or near John Hatcher‘s plantation; to wit: Jacob Whitehead, Simon Johnson, Robert Maner, William Anderson, John Hatcher, Robert Rose, Hardyman Pope, John Sikes, Arthur Whitehead, Ebenezer Folsome, Henry Beckworth, Mathew Drake, Francis Parker, Isaac Hilliard, John Stallions, John Hatcher, Jr., Francis Jones, William Langly.

Ordered jury to lay out road near Jno Hatcher’s plantation up the nearest and best way to the road near Whitehead’s old store house from whence by the Falls of Arthur Whitehead’s mill swamp a little below the mouth of the Tarr with the new the (?nearest/inwardest?) and best way into Jeffrie’s road about Francis Parkers – to wit: Jacob Whitehead, Simon Johnston, Robt. Mainor, William Anderson, Jno. Hatcher, (?Sr.) Robert Rose, Hardyman Pope, John Sikes, Arthur Whitehead, Ebenezer Folsome, Henry Beckworth, Mathew Drake, Nath’l Drake, Fras. Parker, Isaac Hilliard, John Stallions, Jno Hatcher, Jr., Francis Jones, William Langley, and the following hands work and clear the same, to wit: William Braswell, Sr., David Braswell, William Hunt, Ebenezer Folsome, William Danial, Isaac Hilliard, Francis Jones, Mary Williams and that Henry Beckworth be overseer of the above hands from Jeffries Road to Whitehead’s store and that the following hands work on the same road from the old store to Hatcher’s Plantation, to wit: Jacob Whitehead, William Whitehead, Jno. Jenkins, Hardyman Pope, Wm Langly, John Stallions, William Taylor, John Spikes, John Woodard, William Spikes, Thos Spikes, Geo Harral, West Pope, Simon Johnson, Elias Hilliard, John Hatcher, Jr., Robert Rose, Wm Hicks, Robert Trevathan, Jno Sikes, Robert Mainor, Jesse (?Freas/Francis?), Aaron (illegible), Wm Anderson, Joseph Philips, Sarah Ross, Thos Pre****, and John Nails and that Simon Johnson be o’seer of same.

Proof of Ross property (note Thomas Price and William Anderson as adjoining property):


On the back of the survey is written:  “Danl Ross  Edg.  March 27 1761”

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November 20, 2010 at 6:26 pm

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