Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

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http://www.jenforum.net/staton/messages/1161.html
Staton researchers,

I just want to put out a word of caution out there for all you researchers on this GenForum citing DAR lineages and John Staton’s book as “proof” of anything. The good genealogist’s motto should always remain “Search and re-search!” Never take anyone’s word for anything–politely, of course. Analyze every piece of data you get several times and compare it with the other data you have gathered on your own to see if it “makes sense”. Add to your own sense of what “makes sense” by reading history books and genealogy how-to articles and books, even if you’ve been researching for years.

I am a descendant of Jesse STATON by his first of 3 wives. Wife #1 Sally (Sarah Ann, most likely is full name) JACKSON is named in her father William JACKSON’s will as daughter Sally STATON. Wife #2 is Absilla BELL, daughter of Joshua BELL and widow of John LAWRENCE–as can be found in Watson’s Kinfolks of Edgecombe County, NC book which is basically deed research. Wife #3 was Rebecca [WATSON?], widow of ____ EVERETT. Jesse had no children by wives #2 & #3. All his children were born before 1790.

I have been alarmed by the citing of Jesse STATON’s DAR lineage as proof of various data, as I know something many of you don’t. My grandmother Gloria (Staton) Braswell Christian was the first to prove Jesse STATON for DAR lineage and I helped her do the research. We knew in the 1980’s that Jesse had 3 wives, but at the time, I had not discovered William JACKSON’s will nor done research on his family ties to see if they matched those of the STATONs at the time period of Jesse’s marriage. Because she could not PROVE who his first wife was, she only mentioned the 3rd wife named in the will, even though we also had proof of Absilla at that time. She desparately wanted to get her lineage approved and didn’t want to submit anything that might be questioned. While she didn’t necessarily state anything wrong in her papers, she didn’t own up to all that she knew to be true either. As you can see, more than 20 years later, I’m still upset about it.

We also knew Mr. John Staton, who wrote both editions of the Staton History books. My great-grandfather submitted some data for his first book and my grandmother submitted the data for his 2nd book. She communicated with him by mail, phone and one visit toward the latter part of his life. Mr. Staton was the first to admit that he was not himself a researcher and did not know much about genealogy. He felt it wrong to say anything bad about the STATONs and censored from his books anything uncomplimentary about our STATON ancestors. Any information from his books is only as good as the research done by the person who supplied it and that is why the book is sometimes contradictory, confusing and sometimes just wrong. Nevertheless, Mr. Staton did a great service to all us Staton researchers and his books are the first place anyone should start when doing Staton research, they simply are not the last place.

I’m off my soapbox now and feel better. Anyone who wants to contact me and share genealogy, please do so. I won’t be offended if you want to check my facts and research!
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http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/STATEN/1999-01/0915898477
From: Lucy Barron <lbarron@fas.harvard.edu>
Subject: [STATEN-L] Re: Staton History
Date: Sat, 09 Jan 1999 08:14:37 -0800

Yep, you found me! Along with my grandmother, Gloria (STATON) BRASWELL
CHRISTIAN who provided the author Mr. John Staton with all the research on
her direct line from Redden Canny STATON, son of James and Maniza (STATON)
STATON, which he then put in his book.

I have a copy of the book. He didn’t do research on his on, just wrote
people and tried to interpret what they told him. Although I feel all
STATON researchers are indebted to him for all his hard work, I am not
blind to the fact that the book contains lots of errors. I am now going
through the long, laborious and expensive task of trying to document what
was in his book and find answers to questions he was unable to answer. One
thing I found is that the name of Lovey’s husband is Henry ANDERSON, not
ANDREWS, as is in the book.

I have been researching Jesse STATON for 23 years. He married three times.
I knew about Rebecca, who “may have” been an EVERETT, but I haven’t
documented this as yet, she may have been previously married to an EVERETT
and thus have an entirely different maiden name. Also Edgecombe and
surrounding county records show that Jesse married Absalah/Absilla
LAWRENCE, widow of John (died in the 1790s) and daughter of Joshua BELL.
Thus that leaves us with the unanswered question of who was the mother of
Jesse’s children–all born between c1770 and c1795.

I recently received an email from someone working on the family of William
JACKSON. He states that William named in his will, dated in 1775 in Martin
Co., NC, a daughter Sarah or Sally STATON. Jesse STATON and his 1st wife
named one of their daughters Sarah. Also the name William (common to most
families, but not heard of in this line previously) begins to crop up in
the children of Jesse’s children. It is a very good lead and I am trying
to pursue this. As this may actually be the 1st wife of Jesse STATON for
whom I have been searching.

Thanks for getting back to me on this.

Lucy Barron
Sharon, MA

>>At 06:20 AM 1/9/99 EST, you wrote:
>>I’m sure you’re aware that you’re listed on page 343 of the Staton History
>>revised 1982 AND IF YOU’RE NOT you can send for a copy of it. However, I
>>show, Jesse Station b 1740 halifax , nc d 4/29/1813 edgecomb
>>m Rebecca E. Everette b about 1751, d abt 1834
>>children
>>Frederick, Sarah S. Lovey S. Andrews, Bythel and Thomas Arthur Stayton. i
>>don’t know where this came from, but I think it came from the book.
>>dgh3439
>>

Lucy Barron (617) 495-2446
Senior Serial Cataloger e-mail: lbarron@fas.harvard.edu
Widener Library, Rm. 87
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138
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some random notes….  Stallings & Abraham Jones…

http://www.oocities.org/bourbonstreet/7520/stallings.html

16. Gregory Stallings: Son of Richard Stallings, gr. son of John Sr. Gregory Stallings was appointed Constable of Chown Co., N. C. In 1730 He received 326 acres from the Earl of Granville. March 25, 1749. Gregory sold land in Chown Co., N. C. He deeded land to his son in Edgecombe Co., N. C., Oct. 13, 1768: invt. By John O’Neal, Edgecombe Co., N. C., Feb. 5, 1790. The date of birth for Gregory Stallings has not been determined, nor as the name of his wife.  [I’ve tracked this Gregory “somewhat”… see my Andrew Ross Page, marc]

Gregory had the following children:

17. Gregory Stallings, Jr.
18. John Stallings
19. James Stallings [married Ann Ross dau of Andrew Ross, left orphans Jacob, Esther, Elizabeth, marc]

18. John Stallings: Son of Gregory Stallings, Sr. born Edgecombe Co., N. C., married Juda, last name unknown abt. 1727 in Edgecombe Co. He patented land April 17, 1753, Deed Book 3, page 472. He made his will in Edgecombe Co., N. C., Dec. 31, 1779, probated Aug 1780.
John and Juda had the following children:

20. Simon Stallings
21. Willis Stallings
22. John Stallings [this seems likely the husband of Martha Anderson, dau of Wm Anderson d1789, remarried Hardy Wiggins, marc]

21. Willis Stallings: son of John, Sr., born abt. 1745 in Edgecombe Co., N. C. Inventory, Edgecombe Co., N. C., Feb. Ct 1804—Aug. Ct 1805: Married Delilah Whitley who moved to Smith Co., Tennessee with her children in 1805.
Delilah’s will was was probated in Smith Co., TN. Sept. 1812.
Willis and Delilah had the following children:

23. Ann Stallings: b ca. 1771, Edgecombe Co., N. C., m. Jonas Whitley
24. Mills b. ca. 1773, Edgecombe Co., N.C m. Charity
25. Thomas F. Stallings: b. ca 1775, Edgecombe Co., N. C., Lived in Haywood Co., Tenn.
26. Elizabeth Stallings: b. ca. 1777, m. Abraham Jones
27. Temperance Stallings: b. ca. 1779, Edgecombe Co., N. C., m. ________ Whitley
28. Milly Stallings: b. ca. 1781, m. John Lynch, Jan. 1, 1801
29. _____ Stallings:
30. Delilah Stallings:
31. John Stallings: b. ca. 1788, Edgecombe Co., N. C.
32. Willis Stallings: b. ca. 1800, m. Jane Law b. ca. 1803, moved to Macon Co., Il.

Edge. Co. Db 13, page 21, deed date 1 Jun 1804, recorded Nov Ct 1808,
Orpha Stallings, Lott Stallings, Josey Stallings, daughter and sons and
heirs of Elisha Stallings, dec’d,     [I assume Elisha to be son of Gregory Jr, marc]

Hugh B. Johnston, in an “Old Reporter” article, says Lott (wife Molly)apparently moved
away about 1805.
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Edge. Co Db 8, page 725, deed date (27) Apr 1797, recorded May Ct
1797, Michael Bell Broadribb, Edge. Co to Jesse Jones, county aforesaid
for 75 pds a tract on the south side of Thomas Mercers Mill Creek
containing 150 acres, beginning at a pine near the said creek on the
south side in John Morris’ line then running west (320) poles to a red
oak a corner tree then north along the said Cohoon’s line to a maple in
the said creek a corner tree then down the various water courses of
said creek to an ash in said creek then south along said Morris’ line
to the first station, signed Michael B. Broadribb, wit Abraham Jones
(proved), Sam. Wren.  Abstracted 22 Jun 07, RD copy, CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 9, page 457, deed date 28 Mar 1800, recorded May Ct 1800,
commissioners divide the lands of John Stallings dec’d between the
lawful claimants, viz, Matthew Stallings and William Stallings,
pursuant to an order from Feb Ct 1800, commissioners divided a tract
containing 159 & 1/4 acres as per the above figure ABCDEFGHL into equal
lots, 1 & 2 containing 79 acres, three roods and twenty poles, #1
containing the lower part was drawn by Matthew Stallings and is to pay
unto his brother, William Stallings $50 silver, beginning at a stake in
Adam I. Haywood’s line marked with “A” then north 6 east 187 poles to a
dead pine Abram Jones corner at “B” then along the black line which
divides the plate south 80 west to three white oaks and a dogwood then
south 119 poles along Abner Pitman’s line to a small pine Haywood’s
corner at “L” then along Haywood’s line to the beginning, lot #2
containing the upper half and the house an equal number of acres but
inferior in value, beginning at a dead pine standing in the cleared
grounds at the letter “B” then north 88 east 32 poles to a red oak in
Abram Jones line then along said line south 84 east 50 poles to a white
oak said Jones & Frederick Phillips’ corner tree then along a crooked
line of marked trees, viz, north 14 west 18 poles then north 44 west 8
poles then north 68 west 24 poles then north 49 west 29 poles then
north 23 west 18 poles to a branch near the old foot way then up the
said branch north 85 west 26 poles to an oak then along Frederick
Phillips other line north 27 poles to a pine standing near Linches Path
then along Lynches line south 44 west 24 poles then south 48 west 36
poles to a pine and gum Linches corner marked in the above plan with
the letter “G” then along Linches other line south 28 west 48 poles to
a maple standing in the old line at “H” then along the old line south
55 poles to the center of three white oaks and a dogwood marked as “I”
then along the Black Line which divides the whole tract by a course
north 80 east to the beginning, signed Hartwell Philips, Exum Philips,
Sr, John Fountain (X), Exum Philips, Jr, Duke Wm. Sumner, Fredk.
Philips, County surveyor. NOTE: DEED HAS PLAT.  Abstracted 14 Sep 07,
RD copy CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 11, page 54, date of deed 9 July 1803, recorded Nov Ct
1803, Lott Stallings, Edge. Co. to Fredrick Phillips, Edge. Co. for
$135, his part of that undivided tract of land where he now lives” on
the south side of Swift Creek and north side of Tar River, land which
his father Elisha Stallings, left to be divided between his (living)
children, 202 acres total, beginning at a white oak George Wimberly’s
corner then north 20 east to (said) Philips line then along his line
with Abraham Jones line then along his line to an agreed corner then
south to a pine standing in the patent line then north 68 east 21 poles
to a pine then north 87 east 92 poles to the beginning, signed Lott
Stallings, wit Elizabeth Philips, Jean Philips. (Meally Stallings)
released all her right to land & signed with mark.
Abstracted 11-6-06, NCA film C.037.400010, CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 13, page 21, deed date 1 Jun 1804, recorded Nov Ct 1808,
Orpha Stallings, Lott Stallings, Josey Stallings, daughter and sons and
heirs of Elisha Stallings, dec’d, each of Edge. Co. to Frederick
Philips, Edge. Co., for $500, a tract of land on the north side of Tar
River and south side of Swift Creek   containing 200 acres beginning at
an oak John Coleman’s corner in said Philips own line then north 20
east along said Coleman’s line to a red oak and dogwood Philips other
corner then along Philips other line to a large pine in the pocoson
Abraham Jones corner then along Abraham Jones line of marked trees
through the said pocoson to a post oak and a dogwood in Jacob Battle’s
line then along his line to a large pine said Battle’s corner then
north 68 east (21) poles to a small pine then north 87 east to
beginning, signed Lott Stallings (X), Josey Stallings (X), wit.
Elizabeth Philips Jun, Solomon Weeks.  Abstracted 9-12-03 from NCA film
C.037.40011, CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 11, page 507, deed date 20 Sep 1805, recorded Nov Ct
1805, William Stallings, Cabarrus Co, NC to Jesse Jones Edge. Co for
$459.62, a tract of land between Swift Cr and Tar River beginning at a
dead pine standing in the cleared ground at the letter “B” then north
88 east 32 poles to a red oak in Abram Jones’ line then along said line
south 84 east 50 poles to a white oak said Jones & Fredk Philips’
corner tree then along a crooked line of marked trees viz north 14 west
18 poles then north 50 west 23 poles to a branch near the old foot way
then up said branch north 85 west 26 poles to an oak then along
Frederick Philips’ other line north 24 poles to a pine standing near
Linch’s path then along Linch’s line south 41 west (28 or 78_ poles
then south 68 west 36 poles to a pine and gum Linche’s corner then
along Linche’s other line south 28 west 48 poles to a maple standing in
the old line at “H” then along the old line south 55 poles to the
center of three white oaks and a dogwood marked at “I” then along the
(black) line which divides the whole tract by a course north 80 east to
the beginning, said tract being the whole of my part of land which fell
to me by the death of my father, John Stallings, and allotted to me 28
Mar 1800, signed William Stallings (X), wit Exum Lewis, John Williams
(proved). Abstracted 12-6-06, NCA film C.037.400010, CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 11, page 555, deed date (22) Oct 1805, recorded Feb Ct
1806, Jonas Whitley and Ann Whitely, his wife, Mills Stallings, Thomas
Stallings, (Abraham Jones) and Eliza, his wife, Exum Whitley &
Temperance Whitley, his wife, John Linch & Milly Linch, his wife, each
of Edge. Co to Peter Robertson, Nash Co, for $600, a tract of land in
Edge. Co on the south side of Swift Creek and north side of Beach Run
containing 295 acres beginning at a red oak in (James Stallings) line
then south 160 poles to a red oak then west 160 poles to a pine in
Zachariah Maners line then south 38 poles to a hickory then west 40
poles to a cypress then down the swamp 122 poles to a gum in James
Stallings line then along said line to the beginning, which includes
200 acres deeded from John Stallings to Willis Stallings, one other
piece joining the above containing 95 acres beginning at Zachariah
Manners corner pine standing near the (same) branch then by said
Maner’s line south 144 poles to a corner in the line of the above tract
then by said line west 163 poles to a corner red oak standing on the
(S) side of the said road then (north) to an agreed corner pine on the
edge of the road then by the road to an agreed corner pine standing on
the north side of the road in said Maner’s line where it crosses the
road then along said line (west) to the beginning, signed Jonas Whitley
(X), Ann Whitley (X), Mills Stallings (W) (NOTE: mark looks like W but
name appears to be Mills), (Thos Stallings)(Mark), Abraham Jones,
Elizabeth Jones (mark), Exum Whitley, Temperance Whitley (X), John
Linch, Milly Linch (X), wit Frederick Philips, (A.? Philips).  I do
hereby sign over to Peter Robertson his heirs & assigns forever all my
right for or to the within tract of land the same being for value recd
by me before the delivery hereof, witness my hand & seal Oct 21th day
1805. Delelah Stallings (her mark). Acknowledged in open court and feme
coverts privately examined by Richard Harrison, esq. For all freely
relinquished there rights in the premises.  NOTE: HARD TO READ.
Abstracted 10-24-06, NCA film C.037.400009, CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 13, page 21, deed date 1 Jun 1804, recorded Nov Ct 1808,
Orpha Stallings, Lott Stallings, Josey Stallings, daughter and sons and
heirs of Elisha Stallings, dec’d, each of Edge. Co. to Frederick
Philips, Edge. Co., for $500, a tract of land on the north side of Tar
River and south side of Swift Creek   containing 200 acres beginning at
an oak John Coleman’s corner in said Philips own line then north 20
east along said Coleman’s line to a red oak and dogwood Philips other
corner then along Philips other line to a large pine in the pocoson
Abraham Jones corner then along Abraham Jones line of marked trees
through the said pocoson to a post oak and a dogwood in Jacob Battle’s
line then along his line to a large pine said Battle’s corner then
north 68 east (21) poles to a small pine then north 87 east to
beginning, signed Lott Stallings (X), Josey Stallings (X), wit.
Elizabeth Philips Jun, Solomon Weeks.  Abstracted 9-12-03 from NCA film
C.037.40011, CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 13, page 21, deed date 1 Jun 1804, recorded Nov Ct 1808,
Orpha Stallings, Lott Stallings, Josey Stallings, daughter and sons and
heirs of Elisha Stallings, dec’d, each of Edge. Co. to Frederick
Philips, Edge. Co., for $500, a tract of land on the north side of Tar
River and south side of Swift Creek   containing 200 acres beginning at
an oak John Coleman’s corner in said Philips own line then north 20
east along said Coleman’s line to a red oak and dogwood Philips other
corner then along Philips other line to a large pine in the pocoson
Abraham Jones corner then along Abraham Jones line of marked trees
through the said pocoson to a post oak and a dogwood in Jacob Battle’s
line then along his line to a large pine said Battle’s corner then
north 68 east (21) poles to a small pine then north 87 east to
beginning, signed Lott Stallings (X), Josey Stallings (X), wit.
Elizabeth Philips Jun, Solomon Weeks. Abstracted 9-12-03 from NCA film
C.037.40011, CTC.

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From Edgecombe County, NC Deeds, Vol 4: 1786-1794 by Stepen E. Bradley Jr
Deed Book 4
81-(492) Elijah(x)Horn of Edgecombe Co to William Anderson of same. 26 Jan 1787. 106£
13s4p NC. 136 acres which had been a grant to John Cohoon 12 Feb 1761, on the south side of Tarr River. Wit: Etheldred Philips, Wm Teat. Feb Ct. 1787. Edward Hall CC

Will of William Anderson 1789…father of Henry
Item, after all my Just Debts & ____s are paid, before mentioned , I lend upon my loving wife Mourning Anderson, all my land and plantation whereon I now live Situate in our said County of Edgecome & on the South side of Tarr River & on the No. Side of Tyanichey?(Tyancokey) Swamp & on a branch Call up? (called) Faulks branch, together with all the residue & remainder part of my Estate be it of whatsoever kind or nature Except Twenty eight Acres of Land, more or less lying on the No. Side of Tarr River, in our said County of Edgecombe during her widowhood and after her marriage or death.
(Apparently the widow was lent ALL of his land he bought in 1787…)

I give & bequeath unto my Son, Henry Anderson, all my land & Plantation before lent unto my wife, together with mother, Tract of Land lying on the No. Side of Tarr River as afore mentioned lying between great falling Run & little falling run, together with all the residence of my Estate before lent unto my said Wife to him his heirs & assigns forever——-
(I’ve not found further info on the 28 acres near the old land of William Sr near Swift Creek
northside Tar River… so at the death of the mother Henry gets ALL the remaining 136 acres lent to Mourning)

Edge. Co. Db 7, page 346, deed date 14 Jan 1794, recorded Feb Ct 1794,
Wm Griffin to George Anderson, each of Edge. Co for 12 pounds, a tract
of land containing 44 acres, beginning at a poplar & white oak (Henry
Anderson) line then along a line of marked trees to a pine in Wm
Griffis line then along the said Griffis line to a corner post oak
Henry Anderson’s line to the first station, signed William Griffis (M),
wit George Narsworthy (proved), Saml Ruffin. Abstracted 2-13-05, NCA
film C.037.40008, CTC.

Edge. Co Db 8, page 586, deed date 24 Dec 1795, recorded Nov Ct 1796,
Henry Anderson, Edge. Co to George Anderson, county aforesaid for 10
pds a tract on the south side of Tar River beginning at an ash in
Brakes Branch then north east to a corner pines tthen south west along a
line of marked trees to Falks Branch to a sweet gum hen down the said
branch to the head of Brakes Branch then down said branch to the
beginning containing 20 acres, being part of a tract granted by deed of
sale from Elijah Horn to William Anderson 26 Jan 1787, signed Henry
Anderson (X), wit W.R. Gray, Jos Pitt, (Mitch Dormon), acknowledge in
court. NOTE: Mitch Dormon has middle initial that could be “el” to
make Mitchel. Abstracted 21 Jun 07, RD copy, CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 10, page 110, deed date 24 Feb 1801, recorded Aug Ct
1801, Henry Anderson and his wife, (Love Anderson), Edge. Co to Edward
Griffin, county aforesaid for 15 pds, 5 shillings, a tract on the north
side of Falks Branch beginning at a lightwood stump in (? Fort’s) line
then along said line south 87 west 140 poles to the corner pine and red
oak then along said Anderson’ line south 9 poles to a persimmon tree on
the branch called Folks Branch then down the various courses of said
branch to a white oak in said branch near said Anderson’s fence then
(hard) along the fence to the corner of said fence then from the fence
along a line of marked trees north (39) east to the beginning,
containing (twenty acres fourth and twenty five pole), signed Henry
Anderson (X), wit Thos Guion, Starling Waller (proved). Abstracted 12-
16-06, NCA film C.037.400009, CTC.

“IF” this is the same Edward Griffin then he is an interesting character…
Edgecombe Court Minutes, Aug 1772-Nov 1772
[364]
——- BLACKWELL.
Edwd. GRIFFIN Free. he was a Slave, but his price is pd. by the State and the State, by his discharge, has manumited him.
Case of one of our Subjects having purchased of a Turk or other Infidel an American in Turkey or Africa & coming with him to his place of nativity & insisting on holding a Slave.
KITCHEN must have pd. the State the Price of this Negro laid out in a Substitute or by the Sale of his goods and Chattells or gone into the Service himself but he purchased his own liberty with Edwd. GRIFFIN and the State gained a Subject & KITCHEN now seizes on the Soldier which he formerly sold to the State for valuable Consideration.
…Our Laws… recognise the freeing Slaves for muste_? our Services.
the Act of Assembly shows too much for the defendt. for alt__ if the particular method is not pursued the same law if advantage is to be taken fixes his property in other people & thereby takes away all right in the former Master.
promises to a Slave. we depend not so much as that end it is only mentioned by way of Inducemt. of the Courts Frely?
Commencing November 1771 to July 1776.
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Edgecombe Court Minutes, BK III, Feb 1783
Read the Peto. of Edward GRIFFIN to be released from Slavery, refered. Summon William GRIFFIS & John TAYLOR to appear at next Court to give testimony in his behalf, also Thos. CROMWELL.
(is this the same William Griffis [Griffin?] who sold property to Henry in 1838, Edge. Co. Db 21, page 415?)

Same land as above? 20 1/4 acres
Edgecombe Deed book 17, page 265
May 1, 1820
Rachel (X) Anderson to Elizabeth Anderson, her daughter
For ten pounds, 20 1/4 acres on the north side of Folks Branch adjoining James Battle and said Anderson (can’t be sure which Anderson this means – but I think it means Elizabeth already owns land)
Witnessed by Joseph Armstrong, Frances L. Armstrong …per Gammon

Edgecombe County, NC, Land Warrants 1778-1900 by Dr. A.B. Pruitt
633 (3015) George Anderson 10.75 ac; warrant #250 issued Nov. 23, 1801 by Starling Waller to George Anderson for 10.75 ac on S side of Tarr R, joins said Anderson, Thomas Dickinson, Henry Anderson, & “out”; 10.75 ac surveyed Nov. 26, 1801 by Wyatt Bullard; Charles Anderson & William Anderson, Chain carriers; #105 “May 11” George Anderson paid £0.5.4 ¼ for 10.75 ac in entry #205 (signed) Wm H Haywood, for John Haywood, PT; grant #710 issued May 18, 1802.

Edge. Co. Db 16, page 293, date of deed 16 June 1818, date recorded
Feb Ct. 1819, James W. Clark, Edge. Co. to James S. Battle, Edge. Co.
for $3000, a tract of land on the south side of Tar River and in the
branch of Walnut Creek, beginning at a pine Henry Anderson’s corner
then along the said Anderson’s containing 500 acres, line west 137
poles to a hickory Judge Haywood corner tree then north 290 poles to
a hickory the said Haywood other corner then west 208 poles along said
Haywood’s other line to the center of two pines then north 204 poles to
a pine standing on the road then down the road to an oak then south
along a line of marked trees to a withe oak standing on (Elvington)
Branch then up said branch the various courses to two water oaks
standing near the mouth of a smaller branch then south 228 poles to the
beginning, containing 500 acres, signed James W. Clark, wit. Marmaduke
Bell, Robert Sorey. FHC film 0018892, 2-16-00.

1799 North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970 Edgecombe Inventories, 1798-1800 Image 174 of 455, familysearch.org
“The Estate of George Patterson dec’d in Acct Current with Henry Anderson Admr” Feb 23, 1799   (who is this Henry…associated with Town William?)
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DB 10/389 20 Dec 1800
John Hyman to Henry Anderson, both of Edgecombe
For $450, 259 acres on the south side of the Tar River, adj. Gatling and Davis.
Wit. Thos. Ellinor

DB 15/425 29 Dec 1815
Henry (X) Anderson to Isaac Norfleet
For $276, 259 acres, which was the bequest of Anderson’s late father Henry Anderson, deceased, at the death of his three brothers William, Allen, and Frederick Anderson. This was an undivided tract of land on the west side of the Tar River adj. James Garrett, said Norfleet, Henry Shirley, James Waller, Josiah Pender, Sterling Waller, and JosiahFreeman.
Wit. Rhetorick Lawrence, H. Austin

DB 16/64 3 Feb 1818
Mary (X) Anderson of Craven County to Henry Anderson of Edgecombe
For $100, 39 acres, being part of the lands of Henry Anderson, deceased,. Given by the said Henry to his then living sons, and this land fell to Mary by the death of three of his sons. Mary Anderson is sister of the grantee Henry Anderson.
Wit. Austin (X) Andleton

DB 16/90 24 Feb 1818
Henry Anderson to Isaac Norfleet
For $125, 39 acres , being the land that formerly belonged to Henry Anderson, deceased, which fell to Mary Anderson at the death of three of the sons of the said Henry Anderson.
Wit. Starling Waller
(I think all above are clearly the Henry d.1801/2… this is the last clear record I find for this father and son Henry… I’m thinking the son left the county? …marc)
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DB 16/336 27 Feb 1819
Josiah Worrell to Henry Anderson
For $600, 120 acres on Buck Swamp on the south side of the Tar River, adj. Ross, Moses Price, and Price’s old plantation.
Wit. Spencer D. Cotton, William Allsbrook
(Buck Swamp is north west of Wiggin’s Lake and branches southerly off Tar River… it is relatively close to the Anderson property commonly referred to Falks/Folks Branch…. marc)

Edge. Co. Db 16, page 358, deed date 27 Feb 1819, recorded May Ct.
1819, Tarborough, Henry Anderson to Jesse Andrews for $600, a Negro
girl named Charlotte, signed Henry Anderson (Z), wit. Josiah Worrell,
proved. Abstracted 10-25-03, NCA film C.037.40014.
(I don’t know what this “Z” means… it shows up again in 1840…marc) a 20 year spread

DB 16/336 27 March 1819
Henry (X) Anderson to Josiah Worrell
For $275 and 25 cents, 91 /34 acres where the said Henry Anderson now lives, on the south side of the Tar River, on Folks Branch, adj. Henry Austin, Folks Branch, Rachel Anderson, James Battle, and George Anderson.
Wit. Jesse Andrews, James (X) Anderson
(these 3 1819 deeds all involve Josiah Worrell and one mentions Henry (Z) is this 2 different henrys or one? My first impression is that this is Henry/Lovey Staton but I’m not sure… marc)

Micajah Anderson to Ruben Johnston 1827
Edgecombe County Deeds

This Indenture made and entered into this fourth day of February in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and twenty Seven between Micajah Anderson of the State of North Carolina and County of Edgecombe of the one part, and Ruben Johnston of the same State and County aforesaid of the other part, Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of Forty one Dollars to him in hand paid by the said Ruben Johnston the receipy whereof is hereby acknowledged, and myself fully Satisfied Contented and paid have bargained and sold and by these presents do bargain and sell unto him the said Ruben Johnston his heirs and assigns forever, one certain Tract or parcel of Land Situate lying and being in the County of Edgecombe and bounded as follows (to wit) Beginning at a pine standing on the path Ruben Johnstons corner running then along the Path and said Johnstons line to a red and white Oak sapling Corner in James S. Battles line, then alond said Battles line to a black Jack and pine standing in said Battles line then along said Battles line near a South course to the Beginning, Containing Twelve Acres more or less which includes the dwelling Housing and Housing Etc where Lucy Anderson and Henry Anderson now lives, and I the said Micajah Anderson doth bind myself my heirs Executors administrators and assigns forever to warrant and defend the above mentioned Land and improvements to him the said Ruben Johnston his heirs and assigns forever in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the date above Written signed sealed and delivered in preesents of }
S.L. Hart Micajah X Anderson
Edgecombe County February Court 1827
… Recorded Mich. Hearn C. C.
(Lovey still living in 1827)
(Why did Micajah … which one…just sell Henry’s house… and what the hell did Henry think of that? By the 1830 census its only him and a teenage son? Egads… was he a pauper… a drunken bum… did Lovey die or simply leave? Or did I make a wrong assumption on that badly written word and it is Lucy and not Lovey? Are these 2 black Andersons ? could this be Henry (Z)? …marc)   Corrected… this is “Lucy” Anderson, not “Luvy”

1820 Edgecombe census, pg 4      (note the “George” Griffin under Malichi….. for what its worth?)

Henry Anderson is on pg 5.

DB 22/415 24 Feb 1838
William Griffin to Henry Anderson
For $110, 40 acres on the north side of Falk’s Branch, lying on the branch and adj. James S. Battle and Elizabeth Griffin.
Wit. Robert Bryan, John W. Cahoon
(Since Henry/Lovey Staton are not on the 1840 census…see the 1840 deed… is this the Henry Z? …marc)

DB 22/426 16 Dec 1839
Whereas in his will, Zachariah Griffin requested that certain of his lands were to be sold by his executors Jesse C. Knight and Margaret Griffin, the following sale was made: For $437, the said executors sold to Henry Anderson 134 ¾ acres at the fork of Brake’s Branch, adj. the Grapy (Grassy?) Branch, Johnson’s corner, and Thomas Griffin.
Wit. John Garrett, B.F. Knight
(Henry R,)

DB 22/616 24 Jan 1840
Henry (Z) Anderson (signed as Harry Anderson) to Elizabeth Anderson
For ____, 40 acres on the north side of Falk Branch adj. said branch, James S. Battle, said Elizabeth Anderson, being land Henry Anderson bought of William Griffin.
Wit. C.B. Killebrew. William Simmons

Edge. Co. Db 24, page 542, date of deed 16 Nov. 1848, date recorded
Nov. Ct. 1848, David Holland estate to Patsy Holland, by commissioners,
her dower in the lands her husband died seized and possessed of,
beginning at a black gum in the long branch then north 35 east 98 poles
to a small pine Richd. Harrison’s corner then along Harrison’s line
south 81 ½ east 66 ½ poles to a small post oak in or near said
Harrison’s line then south 35 west 105 poles to a black gum in the long
branch then down the various courses of said branch to the first
station, containing 40 acres, William W. Armstrong, L.L. Dancy, Henry
Lloyd (MI either L or S), William Peel, Henry R. Johnson, William T.
Bryan, Thomas Norfleet, James Sherrod (X), Josiah Walston (X), William
Lodge (X), Henry Anderson (X), D.W. Bullock, wit. H. Hyman, Dpy
Sheriff. Abstracted 5-1-02, NC State Archives film C.037.40018, CTC.
(The signature mark of this Henry and the deed below of Reuben Johnston
are each a capital “A” from that comparison this appears to be Henry “R” …marc)

Edge. Co. Db 24, page 685, date of deed 28 Mar 1849, date recorded
May Ct. 1849, Reuben Johnson estate to Elizabeth Johnson, widow of said
Reuben by order of Feb. Ct. 1849 commissioners lay off her dower in the
lands he died seized and possessed of, beginning at a pine in Battles
line then a straight line to a poplar in Grassy Branch then up the said
branch to a black gum Henry Anderson’s corner then along Anderson’s
line to a stake in Lacky tract of land then along the line of the Lacky
Tract of land nearly north to a pine then along a blazed line to
Battle’s corner a stake and post oak then along Battle’s line to the
beginning, containing 106 acres, including the dwelling house and out
houses where the dec’d most generally dwelt next before his death,
signed Whitmel Williams, Orren Bullock, James B. Thomas, Nathan G.
Worsley, James Hinton, Elisha Thomas, William Worsley, William Griffin,
Fred Proctor, Willie H. Braswell, John Clark (X), Henry R. Anderson
(X). Abstracted 5-17-02, NC State Archives film C.037.40018, CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 25, page 149, deed date 17 Oct 1849, recorded Feb Ct
1850, James H. Griffin, Edge. Co to Henry R. Johnson, Edge. Co for
$260, a tract on the waters of Killebrews Mill Branch adjoining the
lands of George W. Killebrew and others beginning at an ash on
Killebrews Mill Branch Margaret Griffin’s corner, see the division
between the heirs of Thomas Griffin, dec’d, then north 4 east 261
poles, a straight line to a stake and pine in Henry Anderson’s line
then along Henry Anderson’s line west 101 poles to a pine Henry
Anderson’s & George W. Killberew’s corner then along Killebrew’s line
south 34 west 50 poles to two hickories then along Killebrew’s line
south 31 east 93 poles to a pine in Killebrew’s line then along
Killebrew’s line south 8 eat 62 poles to two pines in Killebrew’s line
in a small branch then down said branch 53 ½ poles to a bunch of
dogwoods then south 22 east 40 poles to the run of Killebrews Mill
Branch to an ash and water oak below the mouth of the small branch then
up the mill branch to the first station, containing by survey 113 & 1/4
acres, signed James H. Griffin, wit C.B. Killebrew (proved), H.D.
Daughtry. Abstracted 7 Feb 08, NCA film C.037.40019, CTC.

DB 39/179 24 Nov 1851
Sheriff’s Sale of 100 acres adj. R.S. Petway, William Brake, and William Worsley, Jr., sold to Henry Anderson, for eight dollars.
(who is this?)

DB 30/734 22 March 1867
Because of a case in the Court of Equity, Spring 1861, by George Anderson, Joseph J. Anderson, Mary Anderson, and Barshaba Anderson, infants with their guardian Churchwell B. Killebrew, versus Wright Williams and wife Helen, it is shown that a parcel of land was ordered to sold to make a division among the said petitioners and the said Helen, all children of Henry Anderson, deceased. Land was 134 ¾ acres, lying on Deloach’s Branch and adj. George W. Killebrew and James H. Griffin. Land was sold to William Norfleet for $750.
(This is Henry R. He has an 18 page estate file here: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-26249-3192-69?cc=1911121&wc=MMT6-BRX:n729224892 Its all rather messy with Wright Williams and wife Helen divorcing and leaving the state and leaving the kids in a lurch evidently – children named are George, Joseph J., Mary and Barsheby … the earliest paper is dated 1859 …
“Wright Williams and his wife Hellen defendants are tenants in common of a certain tract of land lying and being in said county and on Deloche’s branch adjoining the land of George W Killebrew and James H? Griffin & others and further known as the Anderson land containing one hundred and thirty four & three fourth acres more or less = being a part of the land which descended upon them the ptfs? (plaintiffs? petitioners?) & deft. Hellen from their father the late Henry R. Anderson”
from that I assume that Helen was a daughter and not the widow. marc)

Note the precise acres above in the estate papers 134 & three forth… and this deed:
Edge. Co Db 22, page 426, (Cokey Swamp) date of deed 16 Dec 1838,
date recorded Feb Ct. 1840; Zachariah Griffin, dec’d, directed in his
will that a portion of the land that he died seized and possessed of be
sold to be used for purposes that he specified and appointed Jesse C.
Knight and Margaret Griffin, his executor and executrix but Margaret
Griffin refused to qualify, Jesse C. sells to Henry Anderson at public
auction became the last and highest bidder at ($537.94), a tract of
land beginning at an oak in the fork of Brakes and the Grassy Branches
then up the meanders of the said Brake’s Branch to a black gum Reuben
Johnson’s corner then along said line south 61 east 131 poles to a
stake his other corner then south 9 west 88 poles to a pine Johnson’s
other corner in Thomas Griffin’s line then along said Griffin’s line
west 111 poles to a pine said Griffin’s corner then along a new line of
marked trees north 48 west 54 poles to a stake in the dower line of the
widow of said dec’d then along said line north 21 east 25 ½ poles to a
pine on the north side of the said Grassy Branch then down the various
courses of said branch to the first station, containing 134 3/4 acres,
signed 7 Feb 1840, Jesse C. Knight, wit. John Garrett, B.F. Knight.
Abstracted 1-2-02, FHC film 0370237, CTC.

I assume that these deeds refer to the Henry R. Anderson land:

Edge. Co. Db 27, page 205, date of deed (day/month not stated) 1856,
date recorded May Ct. 1856, James B.W. Norvill and Margaret, his wife,
Edge. Co. to James H. Griffth, Edge. Co. for $250, a tract of land on
the waters of Killebrew Mill Branch adjoining the lands of Mary Ann
Johnson, Henry Anderson and others containing 80 acres beginning at an
oak in Killebrew’s Mill Branch, Mary Ann Johnson’s corner then north 4
east 236 poles to a bunch of water oaks in Robert Johnson’s line then
along Johnson’s and Henry Anderson’s line west 52 poles to a stake and
pine inn Anderson’s line James H. Griffin’s corner then south 4 west
261 poles to an ash in Killebrew Mill Branch at or near the mouth of a
small branch then to the first station, signed James B.W. Norvill,
Margaret Norvill, wit. C.B. Killebrew, R.H. Austin. Abstracted 13 Feb.
01 FHC film 0370240, CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 27, page 303, date of deed 23 May 1856, date recorded 23
May 1856, C.B. Killebrew as administrator of Henry B. Johnson, Edge.
Co., in obedience to an order by May 1855 court, to James H. Griffin,
at public auction on 21 July 1855, for $229.33, a tract of land
beginning at an ash in Killebrew’s Mill Branch then north 4 east (261)
poles to a stake and pine in Henry Anderson’s line then along
Anderson’s line west 101 poles to a pine Anderson’s and G.W.
Killebrew’s corner then along Killebrew’s line south 34 west 50 poles
to two hickories Killebrew’s other corner then along Killebrew’s line
south 31 east 93 poles to a pine then along his line south 8 east 62
poles to two pines in a small branch then down said branch (53 ½)
poles to a bunch of dogwoods then south 22 east 40 poles to the run of
Killebrew’s Mill Branch to an ash and water oak below the mouth of said
small branch then up the mill branch to the first station, containing
113 1/4 acres, the said tract of land is encumbered with the dower of
Mary Ann Johnson, the widow of the late Henry R. Johnson and remains to
her during her natural life, signed C.B. Killebrew, wit. Wm. F. Mercer.
Abstracted 22 Feb. 01 FHC film 0370240, CTC.

(Henry noted as dec’d as of 1858)
Edge. Co. Db 29, page 148, date of deed 1 Jan 1858, date recorded not
stated, John L. Griffin, Edge. Co. to William Brake, Edge. Co., for
$217.70, a tract of land adjoining the lands of Jesse Mears, ( )
Battle, Henry Anderson, dec’d heirs and others containing 135 3/4
acres, as a mortgage to secure the payment of the sum of $217.70 in
three years from the date of the presents, signed John L. Griffin, wit.
William Worsley, Willie Ricks. Abstracted 29 May 01 FHC film 0370241 ,
CTC.

——————————-

xxx

Edge. Co. Db 19, page 368, date of deed 20 July 1828, date recorded
May Ct. 1829, Allen Jones, (residence not given) to Elizabeth Anderson
(residence not given) for $40, a tract of land beginning at a stake
Rachel Griffin’s line then a north course agreed line to a stake then
along a new line of marked trees to a ( ) gum in the Branch then
down the various courses of said branch to a black gum and pine in said
Griffin’s line then along said Griffin’s line to beginning, signed
Allen Jones, wit. B. Wilkinson, (Julian) Ezell. Abstracted 10-10-00,
FHC film 0018895, CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 20, page 283, date of deed 6 Apr 1831, date recorded May
Ct. 1832, Allen Jones, residence not given, to Elizabeth Anderson,
residence not given, for $112.50, a tract of land beginning at a white
oak at Rachel Griffins corner then down the branch to George Anderson’s
Sen. corner gum then up the branch to James S. Battle corner then along
said Battle’s line to a lightwood stump then down the line of said
Griffin and Griffises to beginning white oak, signed Allen Jones, wit.
B. Wilkinson (proved), Levi Wilkinson. Abstracted 11-29-00, FHC film
0018895, CTC.

Edge. Co Db 24, page 340, deed date 19 Oct 1847, recorded Nov Ct 1847,
Elizabeth Anderson to Whitmell Anderson, all of Edge. Co for $80, but
if said Elizabeth should be the longest liver, said Whitmell’s heirs is
NOT to have possession of until her death, a tract on the north side of
Falks Branch containing 35 acres beginning at a pine in the run of said
Falks Branch then nearly a north course along the line fence Wm
Griffin’s line to a pine a corner in James S. Battle’s line then nearly
east along Jas. S. Battle’s line to a corner post oak then nearly a
south course to a ash stands near the run of said branch then up the
various courses of said branch to the beginning, the conditions of
above deed of sale being that said Whitmell shall never sell the same
while I the said Elizabeth Anderson lives nor settle no person or
persons on the said land without my consent, signed Elizabeth Anderson,
wit Nathan G. Worsley (proved), Orren Dilliard (X). Abstracted 21 Oct
08, NCA film C.037.40018, CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 25, page 439, date of deed Dec. 9, 1851, date recorded
15 Dec 1851, Oliff Gay of Edge. Co. to Reddin S. Petway of Edgecombe
Co. with Elizabeth Anderson as a third party, a tract adjoining the
lands of William Brake, Bennett Bradley and others, containing 100
acres (lot) of William Brake which reference to that deed will more
fully show, Oliff was indebted to Elizabeth Anderson for several notes
totaling $205.65, sign. Olliff Gay (her mark), wit. Whitmel Williams.
Abstracted 28 Feb 08, NCA film C.037.40019, CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 27, page 423, date of deed 15 May 1857, date recorded ?
1857, Bennet Melton, Edge. Co. to Elizabeth Anderson, Edge. Co. for
“one dollar to me in hand” a tract of land known as the land which Gray
Armstrong sold to said Melton which is conveyed in a deed date Oct. 17,
1853 which A.J. Armstrong and Irvin Powell witnessed in Db 26, page
244, Elizabeth Anderson is security for $100 for said Bennet Melton in
a note made payable to Wm. Griffin, signed Bennett Melton, Elizabeth
Anderson, wit. William Griffin, Robert Ricks. Abstracted 28 Feb. 01 FHC
film 0370240, CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 28, page 260, date of deed 23 Aug 1859, date recorded 17
Dec 1857, William Griffin, Edge. Co. to Richard A. Savage, Edge. Co.
for $37.50, a tract of land on the west side of ‘s Branch adjoining the
lands of Sally Jones, Elizabeth Anderson, and others beginning at an
ash in s Branch Elizabeth Anderson’s and Sally Jones’ corner then
running up south 37 west 29 ½ poles to a small pine in Savage’s
formerly Hawkins’ line then with said line south 81 ½ east 39 poles to
an ash in the aforesaid branch then up the main run of said branch to
the first station, containing 3 3/4 acres, signed William Griffin
(mark), wit. L.C. Pender. Proved by Lewis C. Pender. Abstracted 1 May
01 FHC film 0370241 , CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 28, page 614, date of deed 27 Feb 1862, date recorded 5
May 1863, Elizabeth Anderson, Edge. Co. to William Summerlin, Edge. Co.
for $8, a tract of land on the north side of Folk Branch beginning at a
pine William Griffin’s (dec’d) corner in Wm. P. Coxes line then along
said Griffin’s line nearly a south course to a pine in Folk’s Branch
then down the run of said branch then north 18 west 14 poles north 2
east 26 1/3 poles north 61 ½ east 17 1/3 poles north 2 ½ east 52 ½
poles to a small red oak in W.R. Coxes line then along his line to
beginning, containing 31 acres, signed Elizabeth Anderson, wit. Jas. F.
Jenkins, R.H. Austin. Abstracted 13 May 01 FHC film 0370241 , CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 28, page 662, date of deed 28 Dec 1864, date recorded 24
Feb 1864, William Worsley, Edge. Co. to Elizabeth Watkins, Edge. Co.
for $176, a tract of 53 acres of land beginning at a pine Elizabeth
Anderson’s corner then north William R. Cox’s line south (88 3/4) east
10 ½ poles to a stake then south 103 poles to a willow stump in Grassey
Branch then down said branch to a maple a bay at the junction of said
Grassey and Brake’s Branch then up Brake’s and Folk’s Branch to a gum
tree standing at the mouth of a small branch then up said small branch
to a lightwood stump near the head of said small Branch then north (8)
east 33 poles to the first station, signed William Worsley, wit. Reddin
Worsley, L.S. Spicer, proved by Reddin Worsley. (NOTE: LAST LINE OF
DEEDS STATES 29 DEC. 1863, NOT 1864.) Abstracted 27 May 01 FHC film
0370241 , CTC.

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March 23, 2012 at 5:58 pm

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