Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

so I start this site in Virginia… go figure

Some JOLLY folks of IOW & Nansemond

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Some notes by my friend Jerry Jolly…  much of his research is centered around finding these wild anscestors on “maps” in their natural habitat of early Virginia.




Written by anderson1951

August 13, 2017 at 4:46 am

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  1. This is totally unrelated, but what do you know about these Harrington, Whitmell, and Colson fellows? They were all living near the Indian Woods Reservation in Bertie County. 16 Dec 1741 Bertie County, NC Deed Book F, p. 368: Susannah COLLSON and John COLLSON (her son) to Thomas BLOUNT and Thomas WHITMELL, 16 December 1741. 19 June 1742. 500 pds. for 600 acres “…Executors of the Last will and Testament of John COLLSON, Sen Dec’d . . . except for thirty two pounds quit rents Deducted to us paid by Thomas Collins . . . ” Land on SS Rocquis Creek.


    September 29, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    • I’m not familiar with these COLLSONs…

      I’m curious if they were related to this guy:

      11 Apr 1709 Chowan County, NC. Jacob COLSON witnesses a deed from Robert Hicks to Arthur Kavanaugh of Meherrin River, 1280 acres (Note from Doug Tucker – Kavanaugh and Jacob COLSON were Indian Traders. Kavanaugh lived among the Meherrin Indians at a site near the mouth of the Meherrin River and Jacob COLSON was his close neighbor. This was before Jacob COLSON moved his family, including son John, south to the Roanoke River – then called the Marrotock River.)

      I have yet to actually track Kavanaugh with a deed to the area at the mouth of the Meherrin… but it all adds up that he would “visit”there… Kavanaugh had property near Robert Hicks* on the Meherrin River at modern Emporia, VA. It seems apparent that they would send their hides down the Maherrin to the mouth and Chowan River and thence to ports unknown. ‘Course Kavanaugh was also active around the Roanoke (Morattock) River area (had some property there also). Traders thick as flies around Occoneechee Neck…


      September 29, 2017 at 8:21 pm

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