Mattie Ruth Bradford

F, b. 4 December 1920, d. 30 September 2003
  • Last Edited: 1 Aug 2009

Family:

Citations

  1. [S406] Bradford Wainwright e-mail, e-mail address, Jul 2009,.

Jane Wainwright

F, b. 8 May 1946, d. 23 March 2009
  • Last Edited: 1 Aug 2009

Citations

  1. [S406] Bradford Wainwright e-mail, e-mail address, Jul 2009,.

James Agrippa Bell

M, b. 30 July 1854, d. 19 July 1928
  • Last Edited: 15 Feb 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: 30 July 1854; Carroll Co., Georgia2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 23 September 1873; Clay Co., Alabama; Bride=Arabelle Josephine Parker3
  • (Deceased) Death*: 19 July 1928; Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama2
  • Research Note*: October 2012; He was the son of John Thomas Bell, a Confederate Civil WarHerowho-Capt. John T. Bell, C. S. A., was killed while gallantly leading a charge at Frazer's Farm during the Seven Days' fight around Richmond. John Thomas Bell was the son of Sylvanus Bell, Jr.

    The mother of James Agrippa Bell was Janette Steed; born 183(?) in Coweta Co., Georgia and died in Lineville, AL in 1855. Janette Steed's father was, Agrippa Alexander Steed, b. 1801 in Montgomery Co., North Carolina and died 1858 in Lineville, AL. Janette Steed's mother was Sarah Hearne.

    DAR Lineage:

     Edith Smith Barger > Catherine (Carrie) Mae Bell Smith (b.April 6, 1884)> James Agrippa Bell (b. July 30, 1854 at Carroll Co., Ga) > Capt. John Thomas Bell (b.1832 at Carroll Co., Ga, whosesecond wife was Jeanette Steed > Agrippa Alexander Steed (b. 1802 at Montgomery Co., NC and his first wife Caroline M. Roberson b. before 1850 at NC) > Hilkiah Steed (b. 1780 at? d. Montgomery Co. NC @ 1838) > Moses Steed (b.1748 at Brunswick Co., Va)> CaptainJohn Steed (b. 1724 at Kenshire, England and d. Brunswick Co., Va, whose wife was Mary Randolph). Captain John Steed was the Revolutionary Soldier from whom the lineage was documented for membership to the D.A.R.2

Family: Arabelle Josephine Parker b. 28 Oct 1854, d. 4 Sep 1914

Citations

  1. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/121532302
  2. [S478] Edith Ann (Barger) Ley e-mail, e-mail address, Jun 2012 - Oct 2013,.
  3. [S1] Ancestry.com. Alabama, Compiled Marriages from Selected Counties, 1809-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.

Arabelle Josephine Parker

F, b. 28 October 1854, d. 4 September 1914
  • Last Edited: 15 Feb 2019

Family: James Agrippa Bell b. 30 Jul 1854, d. 19 Jul 1928

Citations

  1. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/80090420
  2. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/80090335/christina-antoinette-parker
  3. [S1] Ancestry.com. Alabama, Compiled Marriages from Selected Counties, 1809-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
  4. [S478] Edith Ann (Barger) Ley e-mail, e-mail address, Jun 2012 - Oct 2013,.

Joseph Wilburn Howard

M, b. 21 July 1926, d. 21 May 2005
  • Last Edited: 20 Aug 2019

Family: Eleanor Bell b. 29 Aug 1925, d. 6 Jul 1998

Citations

  1. [S2] Social Security Death Records,.

James Griffin II

M, b. circa 1680, d. circa 1749
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1680; Nansemond Co., Virginia
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1705; Nansemond Co., Virginia; Bride=Sarah (?)
  • (Testator) Will*: June 1748; Chowan Co., North Carolina; Will of James Griffin

    In the Name of God Amen the 13th Day of June 1748 I James Griffin on Cathrine Creek being very Sick and weak in body but of Perfect mind and Memory thanks be Given unto God therefore Calling unto Mind ye Mortality of my body & knowing that it is Appointed for alll Men Once to Dye do Make & Ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say

    Principally & first of all I ... Recommend my Soul unto ye hands of God ... & my body I recommend to ye Earth to be buried in a decent Christian buriall at ye Discretion of my Executors Nothing Doubting but at ye Generall Resurrection I shall receive ye same Again by ye Mighty Power of God & as Touching such Wordly Estate wherewith it has Peased God to bless me in the life
    I Give Demiss and Dispose of ye same in ye following Manner and form

    Primus I give to my Eldest Son James Griffin ye Plantation he lives on being two Hundred Acres ye Middle ... of ye Plantation I Dwell on it being (and Joyning?) by line More or less

    Item I give to my son Joseph Griffin two Hundred Acres of land of ye Plantation I Dwell on being & Joyning on ye East Side of my son James Plantation More or less and like wise I Give my son Joseph Griffin ye Plantation where he now Dwells upon

    Item I give to my son William Griffin ye Plantation I live upon being Marked & lying on ye South East of ye Other two being two Hundred Acres less or more

    Item I give to my three Sons James Griffin Joseph Griffin & William Griffin 600 Acres of land Joyning upon Perqumans River to be Equally Divided Amongst them

    Item I Give to my well beloved Wife Sarah Griffin whom I Likewise Constitute make & Ordain my Sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament all & Singluar ye Moveballs During my Wife life and then to be Divided Amongst all my Children

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    And I do hereby Utterly Disallow Revoke and Disannull all and Every Other Testament wills Legacies by me in any ways before Named Willed and bequeathed Ratifying & Confirming this and No Other to be my last will & Testament In witness Whereof I have Hereunto Seth my hand and Seal ye Day & Year Above Written.
    Sealed Signed & Delivered in ye Presence of us --
    James Griffin - mark
    William Hill affirmed
    William Colthread
    Susannah Overman (her mark)

    North Carolina, Chowan County

    At a Court held for the said County, and the Court-house in Edenton, the third Thursday in April Anno Dom. 17..

    Present his Majesty's Justices

    These my certify that William Hill, A Quaker, one of the subscribing Evidences to the within Will, appeared in open Court, and made Affirmation that he was present and saw James Griffin sign, seal publish and declare the Within to be and contain his last Will and Testament, and that the said James Griffin was then and at that Time of sound and disposing Memory and that he also saw William Colthred and Susanna Overman, the other two subscribing Evidence sign their Names thereto and the same Time. Then also appeared Sarah Griffin , Executrix, in open Court, and took the Executor's Oath in due Form of Law. Ordered that the Honble Nathaniel Rice Esq. Secretary of the Province, or his Deputy, have Notice thereof, that Letters Testamentary issue thereon, as the Law directs.

    Test. Will Means C. C.1,2
  • (Deceased) Probate*: April 1749; Chowan Co., North Carolina
  • (Deceased) Death*: circa 1749; Chowan Co., North Carolina
  • Biography*: 14 April 2019; James Griffin II was probably born about 1680 in Nansemond Co, VA. Although we have no record of him there, he seems to have been part of a group of friends and relatives with connections first in Nansemond Co, VA, and later in Chowan and Perquimans Co, NC. These families included the Roundtrees, the Spiveys, the Hills, the Copelands, the Speights, the Perrys, the Brinkleys, and others (See Cavaliers and Pioneers by Nell M. Nugent for records on these families in Nansemond County, VA).

    Early records in Nansemond County other than the original land grants (as documented in Cavaliers and Pioneers) have been lost. So we have no record of James and Sarah Griffin's marriage, which probably took place around 1705 in Nansemond County. Our first clear record of James Griffin II is in 1717, when he was about 37 years old. He seems to have moved from Nansemond Co. VA to Chowan Co., NC, about that time. In July 1717, Thomas Spivey, Sr., and Mary his wife sold 200 acres in Chowan County, NC, to James Griffin for £8. The land was on the north side of Catherine Creek Swamp in Meherrin Neck, adjacent to Spivey, Francis Roundtree, and Thomas Brooks. Witnesses were William Hill, Abner Spivey, and Thomas Roundtree (Deed Bk B1 #1004).

    Also in July 1717, Thomas Roundtree "proved rights for the importation of James Griffin, Sr. (James II), James Griffin, Jr. (James III, son of James II), Sarah Griffin, Sr. (wife of James II), Sarah Griffin, Jr. (daughter of James II), John, Joseph, Susannah, and Moses Griffin (all children of James II)" (Chowan Deed Bk B1 #1664).

    In April 1718, Francis Smith "assigns land unto James Griffin" in Perquimans County (Perquimans Deed Bk B #44). This land is described later as being 150 acres on the northeast side of the Perquimans River, at the mouth of Plum Tree Branch (Deed Bk D #12). Francis Smith may have had Nansemond County roots as well (Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol. II, p. 297, Patent Book 7, p. 503).

    James was on the 1721 tax list in Chowan County with 350 acres. A William Griffin, perhaps a brother, was also on the 1721 tax list with 500 acres. This may be the William Griffin who is mentioned in Hinshaw (p. 92) as one of the early members of the Pasquotank Monthly Meeting. It is not clear whether James became a Quaker in VA or in NC. The earliest record we have of his religious persuasion is in 1723, when he was about 43 years old. In June 1723, James Griffin, Moses Hill, and William Hill "requested a week day meeting amongst them, which the meeting approved, and they are to meet at the Lower Meeting House next fourth day to conclude about building a meeting house at the Upper Meeting House" (Hinshaw, p. 90d, Perquimans Monthly Meeting).

    In April 1727, James bought 600 acres in Perquimans County from John and Ann Pettiver for £100. The land was "at the mouth of a small branch out of the Perquimans River," adjacent to Pettiver, Thomas Winslow, William Moore, and Joseph Jessop. Witnesses were Thomas Harvey and Samuel Phelps (Perquimans Deed Bk B #258).

    In July 1740, James gave the 150 acres he had bought from Francis Smith to his son John. Testators were Thomas Roundtree, Charles Roundtree, and Thomas Roundtree, Jr.(Perquimans Deed Bk D-12). This was apparently John's share of James's estate as James did not mention his son John by name in his will a few years later.

    James left a will in Chowan County dated June 1748 and proven in April 1749. He left his land to three of his sons, James, Joseph, and William, and mentioned that James was the "eldest son." He made his wife Sarah executrix, and left the remainder of his estate to "all my children." Witnesses were William Hill (a Quaker, he "affirmed" rather than swore), William Colthred, and James's daughter Susannah Overman.

    Y-DNA evidence suggests James Griffin was related to Owen Griffin, also of early Chowan County. Owen's ancestry allegedly goes back to Wales. See: https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=lsusundodge&id=P3288799247 for Owen Griffith (1624 - 1698).1

Family: Sarah (?) b. c 1680

Sarah (?)

F, b. circa 1680
  • Last Edited: 21 Feb 2019
  • Biography*: Sarah's maiden name is unknown, but it is possible that she was a Roundtree, Hill, or Spivey, since these were the families that she and her husband James were most closely associated with in Nansemond Co., VA and Chowan Co., NC. It was Thomas Roundtree who "proved rights" for the importation of James and Sarah and their family from Virginia in July 1717 (Chowan Co. Deed Bk. B-#1, p.26-27). The couple bought land adjacent to Francis Roundtree, who was probably Thomas Roundtree's brother. Thomas Spivey, who sold them the land, may have married a Roundtree as well. Thomas Roundtree witnessed deeds of Thomas Spivey, suggesting the two men may have been brother's-in-law. He was always the second witness, and the second witness was often a relative of the seller's wife. In one case, James Griffin was the second witness to a Thomas Spivey deed, so perhaps his wife and Thomas's were both Roundtrees. It seems less likely that Sarah was a Spivey, and daughter of Thomas Spivey. He gave land to several of his children, and yet sold land to James and Sarah. So it is more likely that the wives of the two men were related, as mentioned above. There seems to be a close connection between the William Hill family and the Griffins as well, so perhaps Sarah was a Hill and a sister of William Hill. The two families are mentioned together in several deeds spanning several decades. William Hill married a daughter of Thomas Spivey. The connection between the Griffin and Hill families has not been found as yet.
  • (Deceased) Death*:
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1680
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1705; Nansemond Co., Virginia; Groom=James Griffin II
  • Married Name: circa 1705; Griffin

Family: James Griffin II b. c 1680, d. c 1749

William Griffin

M, b. circa 1720, d. after 2 November 1779
  • Last Edited: 3 Feb 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1720; Chowan Pct., North Carolina
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 2 April 1747; Perquimans Co., North Carolina; Bride=Mary Davis1
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 2 May 1759; Perquimans Co., North Carolina; Bride=Hannah Winslow
  • (Testator) Will*: 2 November 1779; Perquimans Co., North Carolina; Will of William Griffin

    North Carolina, Perquimans County

    To all People to whome these presents Shall Come Greeting. Know ye that I William Griffin am weak of body but of Sound Disposing mind & memory for this Life and the Certainty of Death do make and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament in manner and Form following, that is to say...

    first It is my will that my Body be buryed at the Discression of my Executors hereafter named and that all my Just Debts and Legacies be Discharged in Due time by the same...

    second I leave unto my Loving wife Hannah Griffin the use of the Plantation and Improvement wheeon I now live During her Natural life or widowhood...

    third I Give and bequeath unto my Son William Griffin one message or part of a tract of Land Divided from the plantation where on I now live by a line of marked trees also one walnut table also my young mare to him and his heirs forever...

    fourth I Give and bequeath unto my Son James Griffin the manner Plantation whereon I now live, only the use to my wife as aforsd, also one maple Desk to him and his heirs for Ever...

    fifth I Give and bequeath unto my loving wife hannah Griffin one half of my Estate where Ever to be found which is not hereto fore given away to her and her Disposal forever...

    Six I Give and bequeath unto my Son Robert Griffin one Plantation and Lands which I bought of George Gourding to him and his heirs forever...

    Seventh It is my will and Every part of my Estate that hath not been heretofore Given away be Equally Divided between all my Chilldren Viz: Robert, Joshua, William, Miriam, Orpha, Sarah, Hester, Mary, James, Elizabeth, Guly Griffin to them and heirs forever...

    and I so hereby Constitute and appoint my Loving wife Hannah Griffin Executrix, and my Son William Griffin Executor to See this my Last Will and Testament fullfilled and Performed accordind to the true Intent and meaning thereof Disannuling all other wills by me made or named Confirming this and no other to be my Last will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & fixt my Seal this Second day of November In the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred & Seventy nine: 1779

    William Griffin

    Signed Sealed as his last xit (?) and will In Presents of
    Caleb Winslow
    Amos Griffin
    Robert Jordan2,3
  • (Deceased) Death*: after 2 November 1779; Perquimans Co., North Carolina
  • Biography*: 3 February 2018; William Griffin was born about 1720 in Chowan County NC. In February 1746, he married Mary Davis, a Quaker, daughter of Robert Davis of Pasquotank County (Hinshaw, p. 50, Perquimans Monthly Meeting).
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    In 1749 William's father James Griffin died, and he inherited the 200 acres in Chowan County where his father lived, and a one- third share of six hundred acres on the Perquimans River.
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    In November 1750, he bought 400 acres from James Griffin, his brother, for £25. This was part of 600 acres which James Griffin, Sr. had bought from John Pettiver in April 1729, and was "at the mouth of a small branch that issueth out of the west side of Perquimans River." Witnesses were Davenport Gooding and Francis Newby (Perquimans Deed Bk F-16). This was apparently the same 600 acre plot mentioned in his father's will.
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    William and James were both "of Chowan County" in the deed, but William must have moved onto his land in Perquimans County, as he was not listed on the 1753 tax list or the 1754 militia list in Chowan County.
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    By 1757 William's wife Mary had died, as in March of that year he requested a certificate to Pasquotank, to marry (Hinshaw, p. 50). Records in Pasquotank for the same month show William "liberated to marry Mary Albertson, relict of Joshua Albertson" (Hinshaw, p. 140).
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    But in May 1759 William was "reported married to Hannah Winslow" (Hinshaw p. 50). Apparently Mary Albertson died soon after her marriage to William.
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    In November 1774, George Gordon of Chowan County sold 63 acres in Chowan to William Griffin "of Perquimans County." The land was adjacent to Jacob Winslow and others on Ballard's Swamp. Witnesses were Thomas and Edward Newby. (Chowan Deed Bk Q-141).
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    William left a will in Perquimans County in November 1779.4

Family 1: Mary Davis b. 4 Dec 1722, d. c 1757

Family 2: Hannah Winslow b. c 1727, d. Dec 1788

Citations

  1. [S518] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol I, p 50, l.t.m.
  2. [S1] https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C332-ZQKQ-W?i=415&cat=265491.
  3. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr., e-mail address.
    transcript by Lewis W. Griffin Jr.
  4. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr., e-mail address.

Mary Davis1

F, b. 4 December 1722, d. circa 1757
  • Last Edited: 22 Nov 2017

Family: William Griffin b. c 1720, d. a 2 Nov 1779

Citations

  1. [S518] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol I, p.98.
  2. [S15] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol I North Carolina, p.98.
  3. [S518] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol I, p 50, l.t.m.
  4. [S1] There are no further children after Joshua.

Robert Davis

M, b. 13 January 1702, d. after 13 December 1749
  • Last Edited: 19 Jan 2019
  • Biography*: When Robert was about 14 his father died, and he was apprenticed to John Symons, his uncle, who was to teach Robert "to weave, and do house carpenter work," and to read and write "and sypher as far as Symons can do" (History of Perquimans County, by Winslow, p.337). Pasquotank Precinct became Pasquotank County in 1738, and Robert continued to live there until his death in the latter part of 1749.

    His will was dated 13th day of the 10th month 1749 [13 Dec 1749]. Bequests included: to my eldest son James Davis the maner plantation where I now live it being 100 acres; To son Thomas Davis my other plantation of 100 acres adjacent to Joseph Lowrey; To son Joshua Davis 50 acres adjacent to Malky Colley; To sons James and Thomas Davis my carpenter tools to be equally divided; To daughter Elizabeth, cattle and furniture; To daughter Ruth, cattle and furniture; To daughter Mary Griffin one ewe and lamb; To wife Sarah, the rest of my moveable estate. Sons James and Thomas were named executors. Witnesses were Joshua White and James Newby. The will was probated in Pasquotank Court in January 1750.
  • (Child) Birth*: 13 January 1702; Pasquotank Pct., North Carolina1
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 16 December 1720; Pasquotank Co., North Carolina; Bride=Sarah Eager2
  • (Testator) Will*: 13 December 1749; Pasquotank Co., North Carolina
  • (Deceased) Death*: after 13 December 1749; Pasquotank Co., North Carolina
  • (Deceased) Probate*: January 1750; Pasquotank Co., North Carolina

Family: Sarah Eager b. c 1700

Citations

  1. [S15] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol I North Carolina, p.98.
  2. [S518] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol I, p 137.

Sarah Eager

F, b. circa 1700
  • Last Edited: 19 Nov 2017

Family: Robert Davis b. 13 Jan 1702, d. a 13 Dec 1749

Citations

  1. [S518] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol I, p 137.

Robert Peele IV

M, b. 29 June 1709, d. 13 July 1782
  • Last Edited: 26 May 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: 29 June 1709; Nansemond Co., Virginia
  • (Groom) Marriage*: January 1729; Virginia; Bride=Elizabeth Edgerton
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 1750; Perquimans Co., North Carolina; Bride=Charity Dickinson1
  • Will*: 21 January 1782; Northampton Co., North Carolina; I Robert Peelle of Northampton County in North Carolina being aged and Infirm of Body, (Although Blessed be the all wise disposer of all things; of Sound and Disposing Mind and Memory,) and Calling to mind that it is Appointed for all men once to die, do Make and Ordain this my Last Will and Testament in Manner and form following that is to Say.

    Firstly I give and Bequeath unto Each of my five Elder Children Viz Robert and Passco Peelle, Elizabeth Bryant, Mary Hollowell and Sarah Newsom, What ever they are Already Possessed of out of my Estate, to Each of them their heirs and Assignes forever

    Item It is my Will and and desire that all my negroes to wit, James Ben and Kader, Dinah and her Four Children viz Hesther Molly Ginny & Teresa and all the increase of said Dinah and Four Children if any, Shall Have their Freedom if Ever the Laws of the Land Should admit of their Having that Priviledge freely, Clearly and Absolutely, until which time it is my Will and desire and I do hereby Give and Bequeth unto my Five Children above Named, my two Negroes James and Ben so that the Profits Arising from their Labour be Equally divided among them, Provided they do not Sell, Hire, or Remove them Remote from their Wives or Contrary to their Choice;

    Item I Give and Bequeath unto my son David Peelle and my son in law Cornelius Outland and my Daughters Judith Rachel and Celia, my Six Negroes viz; Kader Dinah, Hesther Molly Ginny and Teresa and their Increase if any; to be Equally divided among them according to value, to them their heirs and assigns untill the Laws above admit of their Freedom.

    Item I give and Bequeth unto My Daughter Sarah Newsom one Feather Bed and Furniture to her and her heirs forever

    Item I give and bequeath unto My daughter Abbar Jinnett one Horse and my Riding Saddle to her and at her Disposal

    I give and bequeath unto my Two daughters Rachel & Celia Each of them one Feather Bed and Fernture and to Each of them one Chest that have heretofore been Called theirs, and all my Kitchen ferniture Both of Iron and Pewter and all my stone and Earthen Ware (Jugs only Execpted) to be Equally Divided Between them, to them and their heirs Forever.

    I give and bequeath unto my Son David Peelle, and my Daughters Judith Cox & Abba Jimmett and my Son in law Conrlius Outland all they have in their Possession out of my Estate, to them their Heirs and Assigns Forever

    I give and Bequeath unto my Two Grandchildren Joel Peelle and Charity Peelle son & daughter of my son Jeremiah Peelle Deceased One Hundred Pound Virginia Courency in Gold or Silver Coin to be Equally divided Between them to them and their heirs forever

    I Give and Bequeth unto my Two Grandchildren above named Two Cows as Calves Two Cow as Yearlings and Twelve head of sheep to be Set out upon Stocks untill they come of age in care of my Executors hereafter mentioned, to them and their heirs Forever

    I give and bequeath unto my above named Grandaughter Charity Peelle one Feather Bed and Furniture and one Chest to her and her heirs forever

    I leave Five Pounds Virginia Money in Gold or Silver in the hands of my executors hereunder named for the schooling of my above named Grandchidlren

    It is my will and Desire that my Plantation whereon I now Live with all the Land thereunto Belonging be sold by my Executors hereinafter mentioned at the Discression, Either at Publick or Private Sale and the money arising therefrom (after all my Just Debts and Legacies be Paid) to be Equally divided among my Children herein before mentioned, Judith Cox & Abba Jimmett only Excepted, to them and their heirs, Forever

    Item It is my Will and desire that all the Remaining Part of my Estate not herein Before Given away be Equally divided among all my Children Abba Jimmett only Excepted to them their heirs and Assigns forever

    Lastly I do Hereby Constitute and Appoint my Trusty and well beloved Friends Thomas White & Richard Jordan my Whole and Sole Executors of this my Last will and Testamen, Hereby Revoking and making null and Void all other wills by me Heretofore made, Rattifying and Confirming this only to be my Last will and Testament; In Witness whereof I Have hereunto Set my Hand and Fixed my Seal this Twenty First day of January in the Year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Two

    Robert Peelle

    In Presence of
    Benjamin Jordan
    John Hilliard
    Bryan Daughtry
    Joseph Jordan2
  • (Deceased) Death*: 13 July 1782; Northampton Co., North Carolina3
  • (Deceased) Probate*: September 1782; Northampton Co., North Carolina

Family 1: Elizabeth Edgerton b. c 1710, d. 26 Apr 1749

Family 2: Charity Dickinson b. a 1717, d. 11 Nov 1774

Citations

  1. [S518] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol I, p.67, Perquimans MM.
  2. [S1] https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9WF-1HC6?i=147&wc=SNGH-N3X%3A202910901%2C204773501&cc=1916185.
  3. [S518] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol I, p 225.

Elizabeth Edgerton

F, b. circa 1710, d. 26 April 1749
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000

Family: Robert Peele IV b. 29 Jun 1709, d. 13 Jul 1782

Joseph Henby1

M, b. circa 1720, d. 1752
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000

Family: Sarah Anderson b. s 1722

Citations

  1. [S11] Stephen E. Bradley, Early Records of North Carolina, Vol VII, Wills 1750-1755.

Joseph Daniel

M, b. say 1726, d. circa July 1800
  • Last Edited: 21 Feb 2019
  • Biography*: In June 1753, ROBERT DANIEL of Tyrrell County sold 100 acres called Poplar Neck to JOSEPH DANIEL. This was part of the land where Robert was then living, in the fork of Smithwick's Creek, joining Rooty Branch and JOSEPH DANIEL. Witnesses were Samuel Darrance and Benjamin Woodard (Tyrrell Co Deeds, Bk. 2, p.216).
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    On 25 Oct 1753, Joseph was granted 190 acres in Edgecombe County on the South Side of Tosneote [Toisnot], joining Conners line, the mouth of a Branch on Little Swamp, and SIMON DANIEL. Original Record signature: JOSEPH DANIEL. Wits: Jno Haywood, Sherwood Haywood. surveyed 17 Jun 1752. Sworn Chain Carriers: Saml Moor, WILLIAM DANIEL. James Conner Surveyor.
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    In May 1755 he sold 95 acres on Little Swamp in Edgecombe to WILLIAM DANIEL, with HARDY DANIEL and Charles Toler as witnesses. The land was adjacent to SIMON DANIEL and the Toisnot Swamp (Edgecombe Pct. Deed Bk 2-362).
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    In November 1755 Joseph sold his land in Tyrrell County back to ROBERT DANIEL. Joseph was listed as a resident of Edgecombe and Robert was still in Tyrrell. Samuel Durrance, Henry Robeson, and HARDY DANIEL were witnesses (Tyrrell Co. Deed Bk. 2, p. 247)           
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    On 27 Feb 1761, Joseph was granted 378 acres in Edgecombe County in the parish of St. Mary on the South side of little Swamp, joining SIMON DANIEL, JOSEPH DANIEL and the said swamp. Original Record signature: JOSEPH DANIEL. Wit: J. Moore (Plat is missing.) Source: Patent Book 11, pg. 156, Granville Grant, # 665 in Hofmann Vol. 1
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    Also on 27 Feb 1761, Joseph was granted 250 acres in Edgecombe County on both sides of Little Swamp, joining Samuel Moor. Original Record signature: JOSEPH DANIEL. Wit: J. Moore Surveyed 1 April 1757. Sworn Chain Carrier: Samuel Moor, HARDY DANIEL. Jno Haywood Surveyor (?)
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    In 1761, Joseph sold 100 acres on Little Swamp to Francis Ivey (Deed Bk 00- 348). And in 1762 he sold 100 acres to William Daniel (Deed Bk 1-298). In 1765, he sold 95 acres to Samuel Moore (Deed Bk C-292).
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    In 1762, Joseph was a "Sworn Chain Carrier" on a grant to James Barfield: 1 Aug 1762, 239 acres in Edgecombe County, joining John Drew, Jones line, and Drews line. Original Record signature was a mark. Wit: John Spendelow (?) Surveyed 9 April 1762. Sworn Chain Carrier: JOSEPH DANIEL, Daniel Barefield, W. Haywood Surveyor. Source: Patent Book 11, pg. 128, Granville Grant, # 541 in Hofmann Vol. 1
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    In 1767, he bought 125 acres from Simon Daniel, Sr. (Deed Bk C-473).
    .
    In 1767, he gave 100 acres to his nephew, Lemuel Daniel, adjoining Simon Daniel. In 1779, he gave 75 acres to his son Josiah, and 100 acres to his son Nathan (Deed Bk 3-399,389). He gave 25 acres to Lemuel Daniel (Deed Bk 3-517). In 1781, he gave 100 acres to Elias Daniel (Deed Bk E-132). In 1784, he bought 320 acres from Samuel Moore (Deed Bk 4-181).      Joseph was on the 1790 and 1800 censuses of Edgecombe County and died there in 1800, leaving a will. Sarah, his widow, died in 1805 or 1806 (Estate Records of Edgecombe County, p. 68).
  • (Child) Birth*: say 1726; North Carolina
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1752; Bride=Sarah Barnes
  • (Testator) Will*: 4 April 1800; Edgecombe Co., North Carolina; In the Name of God Amen. I Joseph Daniel being thru the abundant Mercy an Goodness of Almighty God, Tho. in a Weak and declining State and decay of Nature yet of a Sound and Disposing Mind and Memory thanks be to Almighty God for the same, do make and Ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and Form following Viz.

    Imprimis I Lend to my Beloved Wife Sarah Daniel During her Natural Life her Widowhood two Negroes Viz Lucy and Sip and my Stock of all kinds, Together with all my Household and Kitchen Furniture.

    Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Nathan Daniel One Negro boy Named Dick to him and his heirs forever.

    Item I Give and Bequeath to my two Sons Josiah Daniel, and Asa Daniel Two Negroes Viz. Dinah & Abram to be Equally Divided Between them to they and their Heirs forever.

    Item I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Zilpah Dickerson One Negro Woman Named Nancy to her and her Heirs forever.

    Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Stephen Daniel One Negro Girl Named Rose, to him and his Heirs forever.

    Item I give and Bequeath to my Son Levi Daniel One Negro boy Named Tom to him and his Heirs forever.

    Item I Give and Bequeath to Daughter Delanah Barnes One Negro boy Named Jack to her and her Heirs forever.

    Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Martha Daudna One Negro Girl Named Jury to her and her Heirs forever.

    Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Saley Daniel after her Mothers life or Widowhood One Negro boy Named Sipo. Also one Year old Colt to be at her own Disposal at any time to her and her Heirs forever.

    Item I Lend to my Wife Sarah Daniel One half of my Lands and my Plantations Including my House I now live in during her Natural life or Widowhood

    Item I Give and bequeath to my Son Ephraim Daniel all my Lands and Plantations with all the appertainences Thereto belonging (only his Mothers life or Widowhood Excepted as before)

    I Also Give to my Son Ephraim Daniel One Negro Woman Named Lycey to him and his Heirs forever.

    Item I Give and Bequeath to all my Sons & Daughters (after their Mothers Decease or Marriage) all my Household and Kitchen Furniture with all the Stock of every kind, Money & C. to be Equally Divided Amonst them all, to them and their Heirs forever.

    And I do hereby Constitute and Ordain my Sons Asa Daniel and Ephraim Daniel Executors of this my last Will and Testament

    In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand and Affixed Seal this 4th April 1800

    Signed Seal'd Publish'd and Declar'd by the s'd Joseph Daniel to be his last Will and Testament in Presence of us who were present at the Signing and Sealing thereof

    Jesse Farmer
    Archelaus Barnes (x)

    Edgecombe County
    November Court 1800

    This last Will and Testament of Joseph Daniel dec'd was exhibited unto Court by the executors & proved by the oath of Archelaus Barnes one of the witness, who also swore that he saw Jesse Farmer the other Witness thereto subscribe the same & Asa Daniel one of the executors therein name was lawfully qualified. Ordered that the Will be recorded.

    Test: E. Hall, C. C.

    transcription by Lewis W. Griffin1
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  • (Deceased) Death*: circa July 1800; Edgecombe Co., North Carolina
  • (Deceased) Probate*: November 1800; Edgecombe Co., North Carolina

Family: Sarah Barnes b. c 1730, d. c 1806

Citations

  1. [S1] Wills, 1663-1978; estate papers, 1748-1917 (Edgecombe County, North Carolina)
    as found online at familysearch.org
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89G4-9LW?i=1817&cat=456901.

Sarah Barnes

F, b. circa 1730, d. circa 1806
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000

Family: Joseph Daniel b. s 1726, d. c Jul 1800

Trury (?)

F, b. circa 1760, d. before August 1832
  • Last Edited: 17 Jul 2019
  • Name Variation: Teresa (?)
  • Name Variation: Treecy (?)
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1760
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1780; Edgecombe Co., North Carolina; Groom=Josiah Daniel
  • Married Name: circa 1780; Daniel
  • Will*: 10 January 1832; Wayne Co., North Carolina; Will of Trury Daniel, Wayne County, North Carolina

    In the name of god amen I Trury Danniel of the State of North Carolina wain County Being in wek in Body but in purfect mind and memry thanks be given to god Calling to mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die I do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to Say Principally and first of all I give and Recommend my Soul into the hand of almighty god that give it and my Body I Recommend to the Earth to be Buried in Descent Christial Burial at the Discretion of my Executors nothing Doubting but at the general Resurrection I Shall Receive the Same again by the mighty power of god

    as touching Sich worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased god to Bless me in this life I give and Despose of the Same in the following manner and [form]

    first I give and bequeath I give to my Daughter milly Barnes all that I have fetched here and to her lawful heirs after my Death

    But one feather Bed and furniture I give to Elizabeth Barnes and penny Barnes to be Equally Divided Between them

    I give to my son Joseph Daniel all that I had Carried to his house

    But one bed and furniture I give to Jane Caroline Daniel my gran Daughter after my Death

    I give to my Daughter Zilpha Barnes her heirs one Dollare after my Death

    and I Leave my son Joseph Daniel and Josiah Barnes my Trusty friends to Settle this as above mentioned

    and I Do hereby utterly disallow Revoke and Disannul all and Every other former testament wills legacies Bequeaths and Executors by me in any wise Before named willed and Bequeathed Ratified and Conforming this and no other to be my last will and Testament in Witness here of I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this the 10th Day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two

    Signed Sealed published pronouced Last will and testament in her presants and in the presants of Each of us have here unto Subscribed our names

    Trury Daniel hir mark Seal

    test

    Jacob Barnes

    nancy barnes

    Cherry Barnes

    Wayne County Aug Co 1832

    Then was Exhibited in open court the last will and testament of Trury Daniel which was duly proved in open court by Jacob Barnes subscribing witness -- and at the same time Josiah Barnes appeared in open court and was duly qualified as Executor... [end of sentence illegible]

    P. Hooks C. C.

    transcribed by Lewis W. Griffin, 4 Jun 20191,2
  • (Deceased) Death*: before August 1832; Wayne Co., North Carolina2
  • Probate*: August 1832; Wayne Co., North Carolina
  • Research Note*: 16 August 2013

Family: Josiah Daniel b. c 1756, d. Oct 1805

James Bryant II

M, b. circa 1690, d. circa 1755
  • Last Edited: 19 Oct 2000
  • Biography*: James Bryant II must have been born around 1690 in Virginia. He probably came to Chowan County with his father in 1708. In Jan 1714, he was appointed to appraise the estate of William Carver, along with John Dew, and Thomas and William Boon (Deed Bk B1 #1648). By 1715, he had married Sarah, his wife, as in June of that year he and Sarah bought 600 acres on the south side of Urahaw Swamp from William and Mary Braswell "below ye said William's house" (Deed Bk B1 #721). Soon thereafter they sold 640 acres on Catawhisky Meadow to William and Mary Braswell, "the said land being granted to me by patent" (Deed Bk B1 #713 & #759). The couple also sold 150 acres to Valentine Braswell, "part of a patent dated Apr 1, 1714" (Deed Bk B1 #715). In Mar 1717, James patented 640 acres on Urahaw Swamp in Chowan County (Deed Bk 3 #1680). In 1720 he patented another 120 acres nearby (Deed Bk 3 #1598). This was perhaps the James Bryant who witnessed the will of Charles Merritt in Chowan County in 1718. In Oct 1718, James was appointed "Overseer of the highway from Urahaw to the Meherrin River." In Oct 1720, James and wife Sarah sold 100 acres on Urahaw Swamp and the Meherrin Road to Thomas Futrall, having given John Cotton power of attorney to record the deed (Deed Bk F1-504,505). John Dickinson and Moses Carter were witnesses. Bertie County was formed from Chowan County in 1722, and James Bryant appears in the earliest Bertie County records. (References to James "Jr" and "Sr" have been replaced by James "I","II" and "III" where known, to avoid confusion.) In Jun 1719, John Dickinson sold to Edward Mashburn of the Upper Parish of Nansemond County VA, 300 acres on Catawhisky Meadow, part of a 640 acre patent to John Bryant, Jr. dated Aug 1714. One of the witnesses was James Bryant (Bertie County Deed Bk A-184). In May 1723, James Bryant II and wife Sarah sold to John Dickinson land on Urahaw Swamp for £10, "part of 640 acres, patent bearing date of Mar 1717/18." Witnesses were Nicholas Bagget and John Smith (Deed Bk A-48). Sarah Bryant, wife of James, gave power of attorney to Thomas Bryant, apparently for her dower relinquishment (Deed Bk A-49). A William Bryant, James's brother, had also settled on Urahaw Swamp. In May 1723, William and wife Mary sold 320 acres there to William Bridgers for 50 shillings (Deed Bk A-70). In Sep 1723 Valentine Braswell and wife Jean sold to John Blackman 150 acres "purchased of James Bryant, patent dated April 1719." James and Sarah Bryant were witnesses (Deed Bk A-63). In Aug 1724, James Bryant and wife Sarah sold 100 acres on Urahaw Swamp to Thomas Futrall, part of a 640 acre patent surveyed by William Braswell (Deed Bk A-266). In Aug 1725, John Dickinson sold 320 acres on Meherrin Creek (another name for Potecasi Creek) to Joseph Carter, "land I purchased of James Bryant II" (Deed Bk B-5). Thomas Bryant, another brother of James's, also owned land on Urahaw Swamp. In May 1728, he bought 100 acres there from William Whitehead (Deed Bk B-387). In Aug 1729, he sold 100 acres on Urahaw Swamp to John Bass, with James Bryant and Edward Outlaw as witnesses (Deed Bk C-126). In 1741, Northampton County was formed from Bertie County, and Urahaw Swamp now lay in Northampton County. In May 1742, James Bryant, "shoemaker," sold to Samuel Peete 100 acres on both sides of Urahaw Swamp (part of a patent to Thomas Bryant, deceased for 230 acres granted Nov 1729) (Deed Bk 1-30). In Nov 1742, George Downing sold land to Thomas Howell with James and Sarah Bryant as witnesses (Deed Bk 1-202). In Feb 1744, James Douglas sold 300 acres on the east side of Urahaw Swamp "joining James Bryant's old corner" (Deed Bk 1-160). In Sep 1746, James Wood sold to Joseph Jordan 260 acres near Urahaw Swamp, joining James Bryant (Deed Bk 1-290). In Aug 1750, John Pugh sold to William Benthall 520 acres joining Potecasi Creek, joining John Dickinson and James Bryant (Deed Bk 1-445). Benthall sold this land in 1752 with Joseph Daniel among the witnesses (Deed Bk 2-76). In Feb 1753, Daniel Dickinson sold to John Dickinson 225 acres on Urahaw Swamp joining James Bryant (Deed Bk 2-95). In Jun 1754, James Bryant II sold to James Bryant III, 62 acres in Catawhisky Woods, "as by patent to James Bryant II, Nov 1723" and ten acres, "part of the tract whereon the sd. Bryant II, now dwells" (Deed Bk 2-176). In Nov 1754, John Gray sold to James Bryant (probably III) 320 acres joining Urahaw Swamp (Deed Bk 2- 177). In Dec 1754, James Bryant II sold to Arthur Bryant 400 acres on the south side of Urahaw Swamp "which Bryant had purchased of William and Mary Braswell" (Deed Bk 2-183). The purchase from Braswell was in June 1715. This is the last clear reference to James II in the deed books and he probably died around 1755. There is no reference to wife Sarah in the deeds after 1742. James III, who was probably his son, continues to appear in the deed records into the 1770's. No will or estate records have been found in Northampton County for James II.
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1690; Virginia
  • (Groom) Marriage*: before 1715; Bride=Sarah (?)
  • (Deceased) Death*: circa 1755; Northampton Co., North Carolina

Family: Sarah (?) b. c 1690, d. a 1742

Sarah (?)

F, b. circa 1690, d. after 1742
  • Last Edited: 25 Jan 2018
  • Biography*: That Sarah was a Braswell is unproven, and further research is needed. The Braswell family seems to have been closely related to this Bryant family, based on how often they appear in records together. Also, William and Mary Braswell sold land to James and Sarah Bryant at about the time of their marriage, suggesting they might have been her parents. The children, if any, of William and Mary Braswell have not been discovered. . Others think that Sarah was a Dew, and that is another possibility.
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1690; Virginia
  • (Bride) Marriage*: before 1715; Groom=James Bryant II
  • Married Name: before 1715; Bryant
  • (Deceased) Death*: after 1742; Northampton Co., North Carolina

Family: James Bryant II b. c 1690, d. c 1755