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Early Records of Georgia

Volume 1, Wilkes County

abstracted and compiled by Grace Gillam Davidson,

published in 1933 at Macon, GA  

 Submitted by Christina Palmer

Thank you to Donna & CJ Crawford & Jennifer Reddish for your transcription assistance.

 

 

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The Ceded Lands

EXPLANATORY

 During a visit to Greensboro, Ga. in May 1910 for the purpose of research. Mr. Stephen H. Willis then Clerk of Superior Court displayed to the writer that he claimed was the oldest record in his office, an honor he accorded few people. A brief examination of the tattered roll proved it to be records of the Land Court of 1773 to dispose of the "Ceded Lands" for location and settlement. Mr. Willis generously allowed the writer to make a careful ??anscript of the manuscript. A period of rainy weather rendered the brittle leaves somewhat pliable and the broken pieces were mended and copied.

Since that time further information has come to light, bearing on the cession of this tract by the Indians, the circumstances surrounding the allotment and granting of tracts to settlers and some clue to the history of the record itself.

There is recorded in Bonds, Bills of Sale and Deeds of Gift, Book D, 1792-1813, pages 224-229—which book is in the Department of Archives and history of the State, a certificate given by Hon. George Walton on Nov. 13, ??00, in connection with the claim of George Galphin, one of the Indian traders whose accounts against the Indians were to have been paid out of the funds arising from the sale of the Ceded Lands. The following are extracts from that certificate:

"That the bringing about the treaty was the business of deliberation and of time, and had for its object on the part of the Government an accession of territory, and on the part of the Indians an extinction of debts due to their traders.

"That accordingly, in the course of the negotiations, it was stipulated on the part of the two Nations of Indians to give up, cede and relinquish to the said Government and Province all the land lying between Little and Broad Rivers on the Savannah and north of Ogeechee, and that in consideraion thereof the said Government aforesaid took upon itself to pay and discharge the debts then due and owing by the Indians of both the traders principally resident in South Carolina and Georgia; and this was the basis, the terms and conditions of the treaty, which was signed and exchanged at the time between the parties.

"That the said Treaty being laid before the King in Council, was approved and a set of instructions to the Governor, for carrying the Treaty into effect, was agreed upon, and which pointed out the mode for alloting and disposing of the land.

 "That these instructions, which he has often seen, (his brother having been Commissioner under them) were founded upon the principle of the Treaty to provide, by a sale of the land, for the payment of the debts due by the Indians to the Traders, and to pay the expenses attending it.

 

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"That in pursuance thereof, Commissioners were duly appointed and proceeded to carry the Treaty into effect, agreeably to the instructions.

"That with a view of soon accomplishing the same and in the hope of speedily strengthening the Frontiers, public invitations were made by the then Governor to the people of the middle provinces, to come and procure allotments, and to settle the said land. And so it was that many did come, to whom, as well as to persons then residing in the Province, numerous allotments were made; and the Treaty was thus rapidly and fully carrying into effect, when that and all other civil and municipal agencies were arrested and forced to give way to the operations of the Revolution.

"That the Commission ceasing to have effect, nothing further was done respecting the land of the cession, until after the Declaration of Independence and the establishment of a Constitution for the government of the State, in which Constitution the land was considered within its jurisprudential limits. was formed into a County and called Wilkes.

"That the War of the Revolution taking place of this and all other concerns nothing material was further done with the ceded lands, then Wilkes County, (other than the holders of allotments and friends to the Revolution exercising the rights of ownership and suffrage) until January cession of the Legislature in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty——-

Probably there was no one living at the time this certificate was given who was better qualified than George Walton to give the history set forth above.

In the Minutes of the Governor and Council of Georgia (Col. Records of Ga. XII. 362), there is recorded a Royal Order from the Court of St. James. dated 7 April, 1773, directing a revision of rules and regulations governing the granting of lands;—"and until further orders the issuance of warrants for survey of lands, and licenses for the purchase of lands from the Indians are forbidden."

No regular warrants or grants are recorded from the time of the reception of this order until after the Revolution. But this order had to do with Crown lands, and evidently did not effect the lands ceded by the Indians for a specific purpose, the cession being a trust and not a grant in fee.

Some years ago this Land Court record was examined by Judge S. G. McLendon, then Secretary of State. He showed great interest in it, and stated that during the last years of the Revolution a number of grants were issued by the State for tracts alloted in this record, of which no record was kept in the office of the Secretary of State, and that several such original grants had been brought in for comparison, only to find that the State had no record of them.

Probably the history of the Record itself and how it comes to be in the archives of Greene County will always remain a mystery. It is properly a state record and should be expected to be found in the office of the Secretary of State. Even if the State had turned it over to a county, as was done in South Carolina after the Revolution, it would naturally go to Wilkes County, where most of the tracts described still lie. Greene County, formed in 1786, got part of its territory from Wilkes and so received part of the Ceded Lands. But so did other counties, including Elbert and Lincoln.

 

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Here is a promising clue:—A number of years after the close of the Revolution there appears a House Resolution by which it appears that it had come to the attention of the House that certain papers and records concerning the issuance of the Ceded Lands were in possession of one, Joseph Maddock and the said Maddock was ordered to turn them over to the Representative in the House from his County. Nothing further appears, and evidently Maddock did not surrender them at that time. Maddock was probably the same, or a son of the Joseph Maddock who, with Jonathan Sell, brought the Quaker colony from Orange County, N. C.; to Wrightsborough in 1768.             
                                                                                             JAMES A. LECONTE.
Atlanta, Ga.

Records of the Court of Land Commissioners

APPOINTED BY GOVERNOR WRIGHT TO ISSUE THE "CEDED LANDS"—1773 to 1775

The Governor's instructions to the Commissioners, given at Augusta, 19th November 1773:


1st. The Lands to be valued in General According to their Quality and situation from One to Five Shillings per Acre, so as the whole * * * * * supposing a Million of Acres to Average at 3/ Sterling pr. Acre.
2nd. Lands of the best Quality whereon is an Extraordinary Mill Seat at Ten Shillings per Acre as far as One Hundred Acres.
3rd. Lands of an indefrent Quality whereon is but an indefrent Mill Seat five Shillings per Acre, and so in proportion for every 100 acres, whereon Milles cann be Erected.
4th. All Lands Situated on Savannah River from Four Miles above and below the Town of Dartmouth(*) to be rated at One Shilling and Sixpence pr. acre over and Above the Valued Quality.
5th. All Lands situated on Savannah River from Four to Eight miles above and below said Town, One Shilling more than the Valued Quality, & from 8 to Twelve miles at Ninepence more than the Valued Quality.
6th. Lands situated on the River Dart(*) 4 miles above the said Town on each the River, One Shilling more than the valued Quality, from four to 8 miles 9d, and from Eight to 12 miles, Six Pence more than the Valued Quality.

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(*) The river Dart was later and is still called Broad river, and the town of Dartmouth, after a feeble existence of a few years, became the town of Petersburg, a thriving tobacco market, described in the early deeds of conveyance of Wilkes and Elbert counties "as in the forks of the Broad and Savannah rivers," now one of the dead towns of Georgia.

 

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7th. That Eight Hundred Acres be laid out and Reserved for the Town of Dartmouth and other Publick uses in the Fork of Savannah and Broad Rivers.
8th. That all Single Familys applying for Land may be allowed from Three to Six or Nine Months, if Necessary, to Come in and Settle with their Familys.
9th. Lands on Reserve for Three Months for Single Familys, the Reserve as usual, 40/ pur Hundred Acres, and if Unable & it appears Satisfactory to the Commissioners, they may be allowed 3 months more.
10th. Immediate Settlers are to pay Ten Pounds per 100 acres, and the Remainder when the Lands are surveyed and Valued.
11th. All Persons Paying Down 10 pounds pr. 100 acres by way of Deposit be allowed 3 months in Lieu of One month to Pay the Remainder after the Lands are Surveyed and Valued; this Concerns only Immediate Settlers. These (12 & 13) Chiefly Concern Edward Barnard Esquire, Captain of his Majesty's Troop of Rangers.
12th. That 200 Acres of Land be Reserved for the uses of the Publick on a High Hill at a Small Runn on the North Side of the North Fork & Branch of Ogeechee River, About One and a half Miles Above the falls on said North Branch of the River, whereon a Stockade Fort may be Errected for the Rendesvous of an officer and Twenty men to be sent there by the Desire and on the application of the Inhabitants in Wrightsborough and Those who have already taken up Lands about Ogeechee and Places Adjacent; who have agreed to errect or assist in Errecting the Said Fort and other Buildings for the Shelter of the Rangers. The fort to be 100 foot square.
13th. That a Fort be Errected at the Point of the fork of Savannah and the Rivers Dart, at Place already Marked out by his Excellency the Governor, The Fort to be 120 feet Square with a four Bastions made of Square Loggs, Two of them to be covered and 2 left open on the Top. The Curtains lines of Puntions, and officers House Kitchen Barracks, Goal —House and Magazine.

14th. That the Lands heretofore reserved for Miller and Beard be not allowed to any Person, but on Condition that in case they apply to his Excellency the Governor in Council,on the first Thursday in December next, and their Reserves is continued such Entry to be made void. 15th. That the Commissioners do Endeavor to Chuse out Persons of the Best Repute for Honesty to be Chain Carryiers and that they put them on their Guard Respecting that Service, and also occasionally to make Tryal of their fidelity by resurveying or going over some of the lines Surveyed, and to Assure them that upon their Honesty and satisfactory Performance they will be Liberally Rewarded over and above their Daily Pay, and if Detected in any Fraud, their Pay will be stopd. and themselves Prosecuted for Perjury.

15th  That the Commissioners do Endeavorto Chuse out Persons of the Best Repute for Honesty to be Chain Carriyiers and that they put thm on their Guard Respecting that Sevice, and also occassionallt to make Tryal of the fidelity by resurveying or going over some of the lines Surveyed, adn to Assure them that pon their Honesty and satisfactory Performance they will be Liberally Rewarded over and above their Daily Pay, and if Detected in any Fruad, their Pay will be stopd. and themselves Prosecuted for Perjury.

 

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A List of Persons who have Applied to the Commissioners Appointed by his Excellency Sir. Jas. Wright Barronet to receive Vouchers; and have Obtained liberty to Settle on the Lands Ceeded to His Majesty:

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September 27, 1773

FREEMAN, HOLMAN—Va. ..... County, wife, two sons, three daus. between the ages of 20 and 12 years. ..... acres at a place called Mcfaddian's camp on Chickasaw Creek where is a tree marked I. F.

AYCOCK, RICHARD—Va. same County wife and 2 sons, one 4 years old, the other 9 months. 200 acres adj. the above Easterly.

OWSLEY, NEWDEJATE—Va. Lowdon Co., wife, 3 sons and 2 daus., from 11 years to 3 months old. 200 acres on Fishing Creek above the upper Trading Path.

MOSLEY, BENJAMIN—N. C., Bute Co., wife, 2 sons and 5 daus., between 15 years and 5 months old. 100 acres on Soap Creek at burchers Cabbin.

CIMBERETT, WILLIAM—N. C., Bute Co., wife and 7 children between 17 years and 8 months old. 200 acres on Fishing Ck. South Branch 5 miles above Beaver Dams.

DOWLING, JOHN—S. C., wife, 3 sons, 1 dau., between 8 and 2 years old. 350 acres 6 or 7 miles above mouth of Broad River, north side.

WATERS, THOMAS, LIEUT.—S. C., 11 slaves. 200 acres on Savannah river near fishing Creek, adj. Bryan Ward.

MACKLEMURRAY, PATRICK—S. C., wife son 5 years old, 2 daus. younger. 100 acres on Soap Creek adj. Benj. Mosley, and Major Cheivers.

September 29, 1773

GLASCOCK, WILLIAM—A wife, 1 dau. 16 years old. 1000 acres at mouth of Buffalo Greek, where Joseph Vann, Sr. lives.

GLASCOCK, THOMAS—18 slaves. 1000 acres adjoining the above.

COX, THOMAS—A wife and dau. aged 2 years. 200 acres on Rockey Comfort called the Walnut Land.

BEDDLE, ABSOLOM—Wife, 2 sons, 1 dau. aged between 5 and 2 years old. 200 acres North side Little River.

HOLLINGSWORTH, JACOB—Himself only, 100 acres on Ogeechee, between the Trading Paths, being a Mill Site.

 

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DAY, ROBERT—A wife, 2 sons, 4 daus., from 22 to 2 years old. 200 acres on North side of Little river below the fork to adj. both.

WALKER, SAUNDERS—A wife and daughter. 200 acres on Fork between Ogeechee and Red Lick Creek. Resigned Nov. 8, 1773 to Isaac Bush.

POWELL, MOSES—S. C. a wife, 3 sons, 1 dau. from 17 to 7 years old. 400 acres at mouth of Red Lick fork on Ogeechee.

POWELL, CADER—S. C. wife and son 2 months old. 100 acres on Red Lick creek two miles above the mouth.

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McCLEAN, JAMES—N. C., Roan Co., wife, 1 son, 1 dau. between 9 and 3 years old. 100 acres on South side Broad river, below trading path where John Hill lives. Sept. 29, 1773 Resigned to John Hill.

JONES, JAMES—S. C. 100 acres on North side Little River, on Rocky Cr., about a mile above Skuckaby's Camp. Resigned.

JONES, JOHN—S. C. 100 acres adjoining above, Westerly. Resigned.

SMITH, NICHOLAS—S. C. 100 acres Resigned.

CLOWER JOHN—N. C., himself only. 100 acres on Ogeechee about five miles above upper Trading Path.

GOLDING, HENRY—S. C., wife and two daus. from 3 to 2 years old. 100 acres on first branch below Indian Oconey path on Lamar's creek.

RICHARDSON, THOMAS—S. C., wife, son and dau. from 19 to 8 years old. 100 acres on Fishing creek where Nimrod Gilcrist lives.

September 30, 1773

WEBB, RICHARD—N. C., a wife. 150 acres on Indian creek, branch of Broad river.

FUNDERBURG, ANTHONY—wife 3 sons, 3 daus. from 16 to 8 years old. 100 acres between Fishing, Rockey and Beaver Dam creeks adj. Autrey's improvement.

HOGG, JAMES—A wife and 5 children-in-law, 3 sons, 2 daus. from 13 to 7 years old. 200 acres on North side Fishing Cr. on second dam of Middle Fork.

OATS, WILLIAM—3 slaves, long since a Creek trader of good character, 250 acres by the Ponds between the Trading Path on Bryer Ck. and Rockey Comfort.

HARRIS, WILLIAM—N. C., a wife 4 sons, 2 daus., from 9 to 2 years old.

 

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200 acres on Broad river, north side below Hills Mill opposite an island.

PERKINS, BENJAMIN—A wife, 1 son, 13 years old, 3 daus., from 9 to 3 years old. 100 acres on south side Fishing creek, three miles above the upper Trading Path.

HOLLINGSWORTH, THOMAS—S. C., a wife. 100 acres on south side of Brier creek.

BARNS, JACOB—N. C., a wife, 4 sons, 5 daus., from 18 to 2 1/2 years of age.—00 acres on north side Brier Creek at mouth of Rocky Fork.

JONES, JOHN LETTEN—A wife and dau. 2 years old. 100 acres on south side Broad river including the Goose Ponds. Resigned Nov. 22, 1773. Also 400 acres adj. the Reserved above. Resigned Nov. 22, 1773.

PERKINS, JOSHUA—N. C. Roan Co. a wife, 3 sons 2 daus., from 13 to 3 years old. 100 acres on south fork of Broad river, north side, called Tyger's Shoals, being a mill seat.

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JONES, JOHN, Junr.—S. C., no family. 100 acres north side of Little river, on Rocky creek, about a mile above Schutchaby's Camp.

PUGH, JESSE—N. C., Guilford Co., a wife, 5 sons and 1 dau., from 16 to 2 years old. 100 acres on north side Little river below Macklemurray's old place.

CLARK, ELIJAH—S. C. Craven Co., a wife, 1 son and 3 daus., from 7 to 2 years old. 150 acres on Red Lick creek, south side at a place called Clerk's Camp.

SMITH, NICHOLAS—S. C. a wife and 5 daus., from 16 to 7 years old. 100 acres on Fishing creek, including a cabin built by John Duley.

BARNARD, BONONI—N. C. Cartwight Co., a wife 2 sons and 2 daus., from 14 to 6 years old. 100 acres on Rocky creek above Scutehabis Camp.

PAULL, ANDREW—S. C., Fair Forrest, no family. 100 acres on Red Lick creek between Cader and Moses Powell.

FREEMAN, JOSEPH—A wife and 3 daus., from 14 to 9 years old. 200 acres on Coody's Spring on Broad river about the Trading Path.

AYCOCK, JAMES—A wife, 4 sons and 1 dau., from 16 years to 18 months old. 100 acres south side Broad river, where John Collins formerly lived. Also 100 acres adjoining the above.

 

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SHANNON, THOMAS—A wife, 3 sons, 1 dau., from 17 to 9 years old. 200 acres where he resides on Savannah river adj. Bulls Mount lower side opposite Fort Charlotte.

October 12, 1773

FILSON, JOHN, and his wife. 100 acres at Rutledge's Spring on Long creek.

LITTLES, WILLIAM—N. C., no family. 100 acres on Ford of Broad river, north side a mile above the mouth.

KEATING, EDWARD Lieut.—Twenty-four slaves. 300 acres on Savannah river, adj. Wm. Duloney's upper line where one Gustavous lives.

LITTLE, FRANCIS—A wife and son aged 7 mos. 600 acres on Savannah river the Third Creek below the Indian Line.

LAMAR, ZACHARIA—S. C., a wife. 400 acres on Broad river, north side on Wahatchee Creek and Camp.

REDOCK, ABRAHAM—S. C., a wife and daughter. 100 acres adj. said land on upper side said river.

HARRIS, JOHN—Himself and wife. 150 acres on the south side. where Benj. Ford is settled.

PERKINS, A VINGTON—N. C., a wife, 1 son and 2 daus., from 7 to 3 years old. 100 acres on Savannah river adj. Ralph Kilgore.

OWEN, THOMAS—S. C., a wife and son 8 months old. 100 acres on Savannah river, below Fort Charlotte.

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DEAN, WILLIAM—S. C., a wife and one son aged 10 months. 100 acres on Savannah river, whereon one Nail lives above lands petitioned for by Edward Keating.

TAYLOR, LEVIY—S. C., a wife, 2 sons and 1 dau. from 4 years to 6 months old. 100 acres on Fishing creek, a mile above trading path above one Cloud Rendes.

PAYNE, JOHN—S. C., no family. 100 acres on Little river, at Sam Payne's Ford.

ABNEY, NATHAN—A wife, 1 son 3 years old and 1 dau. 4 months old. 100 acres on Savannah river, near Douglasses Island, including said Island of 10 acres.

COLSON, JACOB—A wife and son aged 5 years. 100 acres to join the upper line of John Jermany on Savannah river.

 

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O'NEAL, JOHN—and a son aged 14 years. 100 acres on Fishing creek, where he lives called Evans' Camp.

CANDLER WILLIAM—For familys he is to bring settlers on ye land in 9 months. 500 acres on Broad river upon each side Long creek. Resigned 100 acres beginning at an old field above the Goose Pond on Broad river. 1300 acres beginning at a red oak marked S. W., above said tree; 500 acres, same side the river at a cornfield where is a cabbin and a tree marked G. F. Resigned 300 acres on ye south side. 200 acres below a creek where is a pine marked L. C., on Broad river, 200 acres at a field, the north side Broad river above the lands aforesaid on the south side.

MIDDLETON, HUGH—S. C., a wife 4 sons and 2 daus. from 11 years to 9 months. 300 acres at Pistol creek adj. the Lower Line & Savannah river, including a place formerly surveyed for Gideon Chivers.

October 15, 1773

REES, JOSEPH—200 acres on Fork of Soap creek between a high hill and Nielson's Fork at Upper Trading Path.

HERD, JOHN—S. C., a wife and son 5 months old. 150 acres about one mile above Horn's cabbin on a branch of Fishing creek, north side.

HERD, GEORGE—S. C., himself only. 100 acres within half a mile of John Herd's upper line on Fishing creek.

AWTARY, ALEXANDER—N.C., a wife and 3 daus. from 5 years old to 5 months. 300 acres on south fork of Fishing creek, where he now lives.

LAMAR, THOMAS Junr.—S. C. wife and 1 son 4 years old. 100 acres on Fishing creek, where Semore cutt a parcell of loggs.

THOMPSON, BENJAMIN—S. C., a wife, 12 sons and 5 daus., from the age of 17 years to six weeks. 750 acres on Rocky creek, north side of Little river including improvement made by Thomas Croker.

MIMMS, DRURY—N. C., a wife, 3 sons, 1 dau. from 9 to 1 years of age. 150 acres on north side Bryer creek at a post oak marked D. M. 27th. Sept.

JOURDAN, THOMAS—S. C., a wife, 5 sons and 1 dau. from 12 years to 7 months old. 100 acres on Fishing creek about 1 1/2 miles above Nichol. Smith's land, where he now lives.

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BLACK, EDWARD—A wife and son 19 years old. 200 acres including an improvement by John Phillips north side of Little river.

 

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ALLEN, BENJAMIN—N. C., a wife and 2 sons from 5 to 2 years old. 100 acres on Long creek.

BISHOP, STEPHEN—A wife, 2 sons and 2 daus. from 8 years to 3 weeks old. ..... acres between Rockey Comfort and Ogeechee 2 miles above the Trading Road.

SHERRAL, WILLIAM—having applied for 200 acres whereon he has made a considerable improvement, but it being in the bounds of one of the Reserves, the Commissrs. not Chusing to grant, have undertaken to reserve the same for a future consideration. Wrightsborough List Continued, October, 1773.

LEE, GREENBURY—S. C., himself only. 100 acres at head of branch of Bryer creek called Beaver Dam, half a mile above the Upper Trading Path, at a tree marked I. L.

LEE, JOHN—S. C., a wife, 2 sons and 4 daus. from 12 to 1 year old. 200 acres on Bryer creek at a branch called Rockey Ford.

WHITACRE, MARK—N. C. a wife, 4 sons and 3 daus. from 16 years to 7 months old. 200 acres on branch of Chickasaw creek about 1 1/2 miles below McFaggins Camp, at sapling marked M. W.

AUTRY, JOHN—A wife, 3 sons and 2 daus. from 13 to 2 years old. 100 acres on North Reserve Fork of Beaver Dam creek, north side of Little river.

LAMAR, THOMAS Senr.—A wife, 6 daus. from 30 to 14 years old. 150 acres in the Ridge Deviding Fishing creek and Beaver Dam running into Little river at old Awtrey's cabbin.

PHILLIPS. JOEL—N. C., a wife, 5 sons and 2 daus. from—yr. to 9 months old. 200 acres at Reedy creek north side of Little river.

SILL, JOHN—S. C., a wife 1 son and 6 daus. from 16 years to 7 weeks old. 200 acres on a branch of Little river below the Beaver Dam, including John Phillips Camp.

WEBB, JOHN—Va., a wife 5 sons and 2 daus. from 20 to 3 years old. 400 acres north side of Broad river adj. upper line of John Coleman Reserved for him. Resigned to Martin Jollie.

CHILDREE, WILIAM—S. C., a wife, 2 sons and 3 daus. from 10 years to 6 months old. 100 acres on Rockey Comfort, south side, 2 1/2 miles from Trading Path.

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DANIEL, WILLIAM—applied for 200 acres upon Reedy creek about 2 miles above Joel Phillips'; not granted, the petitioner having taken up about 300 acres in Wrightsboro township, but as he declares that he took

 

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it up meerly through necessity till the Ceeded Lands were opened; we reserve it for future consideration.

MIMS, JOHN—N. C., a wife, 4 sons and 1 dau. from 11 years to 8 months old. 100 acres on north side Broad river adj. John Webb.

CAMPBELL, WILLIAM—S. C., a wife 2 sons from 5 to 3 years old. 250 acres on Savannah river at Lee's old place.

DOOLY, JOHN—S. C. a wife and 3 sons from 4 to 1 year old and 3 orphan Nephews from 19 to 10 years old. 250 acres on Savannah river at Lee's old place and 250 acres adjoining the same.

ROGERS, DRURY—A wife 3 sons and 5 daus. from 13 to 1 year old. 100 acres on Ogeechee on small creek above the Lower Trading Path. Resigned Nov. 8, 1773.

GUNNILLS, DANIEL—S. C., a wife and 4 sons from the ages of 9 to 1 year. 200 acres on north side Little river opposite Josa. Saunders, including Kemp's settlmt.

Broad River, 13th. October 1773

COLEMAN, JOHN—Va., a wife 4 sons and 2 daus. from 12 to 1 years old. 600 acres south side Broad river at a place called Rutledge's Spring and 400 acres on north side Broad river at a camp and field where Lewis Clark is settled, these tracts opposite each other.

McHAIR, ARCHD—N. C., 2 sons and 2 daus. from 13 to 3 years old. 100 acres 16 miles above Broad river on a creek, and first above Vann's Ck.

MACKALPIN, ALEXR.—A wife 5 sons and 2 daus. from 16 to 2 years old from S. C. 100 acres below the Cherokee ford on Savannah river.

MILLER, JOHN—S. C., no family. 100 acres opposite Burd's Island on Savannah River.

WESTBROOK, JOHN—Va., Mecklenburg Co., a wife 3 sons and 4 daus. from 20 to 2 years old. 100 acres on Coody's creek, Broad river about 2 miles above Joseph Freeman's.

WATERS, MATHEW—S. C. a wife 1 son and 6 daus. from 16 to 1 year old. 225 acres on Savannah river, being an Island called Collinen's Island, and 275 acres on the main opposite thereto. Reserved.

ODAM, WILLIAM—S. C., Granville Co., a wife and dau. 100 acres on Rockey Comfort between the Trading Paths. Reserved until he produce a character next Court.

October 28th. 1773

WILLIAMS, EZEKIEL—S. C. a wife, son and dau. from the age of 3 years

 

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to 7 months. 350 acres on Ogeechee at Rockey Ck., both sides the creek where Moses Powell first entered.

November 4th. 1773

COLEY, GEORGE—S. C., a wife 6 sons and 6 daus. from 21 to 2 years old. 400 acres on Savannah river, below creek where Francis Lee settled.

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WILLIAMS, THOMAS—Va., a wife five sons and 3 daus. from 18 to 3 years old. 350 acres on a branch of Ogeechee called Poplar Branch, or Camp Cr.

Wrightsborough, Novr. 8th. 1773

DOWNS, WILLIAM—A wife 2 sons and 3 daus. from 8 years to 6 months old. 350 acres north side Little river called Macklemurray's old fields including Williams' Camp.

FUNDERBURG, ANTHONY—For family see page 2. 100 acres adj. to and below 100 acres allotted him on the heads of Fishing, Beaver dam and Rockey creeks.

COOK, JAMES—N. C. Mecklenburg Co. a wife 3 sons and 2 daus. & a grandau. from 19 to 3 years old. 200 acres on north side Little river, including Frederick Stumps improvement, in fork of the Beaver Dam.

COX, JOHN—S. C. no family. 100 acres on Upper Trading Path where it crosses Ogeechee.

BISHOP, JAMES—S. C., wife 2 sons and 1 dau. from 7 years to 3 months old. 100 acres on branch of Long creek, abt a mile below lands of Stephen Bishop.

WILLIAMS, THOMAS—N. C. a wife, no other family. 150 acres on Ogeechee river abt. a mile below mouth of Poplar or Camp creek.

THOMPSON, JOHN—N. C., a wife 2 sons and 2 daus. from 6 years to 15 months old. 100 acres north side Little river on Fulsum's Camp Bd. the lower side including R. Phillips Camp.

ROGERS, DRURY—See family page 6; said land he now resigns. 300 acres on Ogeechee below the mouths of Poplar Land or Camp Creeks.

WILSON, HUGH—N. C., a wife 2 sons and 4 daus. from ages of 10 to 1 years. 200 acres between Uptons and Rockey creeks.

WILLSON, JOHN—A wife son and dau. from 3 years to 8 months old. 150 acres adj. above, to include a spring of Uptons creek.

 

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HIGHTOWER, JOHN—N. C. a wife. 100 acres on Ogeechee above the mouth of Red Lick creek.

MILLER, ALEXANDER—N. C., wife and daughter. 200 acres on Uptons creek below the Welch Road.

CASTELLAW, THOMAS—S. C. a wife 1 son and 7 daus. from 16 to 5 years old. 250 acres on Red Lick creek adj. Cader Powell.

LOW JOHN—from the Jersies, no family. 100 acres on Fishing creek where is a pine marked I. L. & figure 3.

MENDINGHALL, PHENIS—A wife 3 sons and 2 daus. from 10 to 1 1/2 years old. 400 acres on Ready creek south side Little river, including Miller's Camp.

WICKERSHAM, JOHN—N. C. a wife and daughter. 200 acres on Reedy creek, south side Little river, including Miller's upper Camp.

HARFORD, THOMAS—N. C., a wife 2 sons and 1 dau. from 13 to 3 years old. 150 acres north side Little river, to include Gray's old place.

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Wrightsborough, Nov. 8th. 1773

HOOF, SAMUEL—N. C., no family. 100 acres north side Little river abt. 4 1/2 miles from it on Kettle creek.

BUSH, ISAAC—S. C. a wife 3 sons and 3 daus. from 16 to 3 years old. 200 acres between Ogeechee and Red Lick creek resigned by Saunders Walker.

ANSLEY, BENJAMIN—From the Jersies wife and 2 daus. 200 acres on Uptons creek south side Little river about a mile above John Hodgins known by name of Sapling Woods.

November 9, 1773

LEE, FRANCIS—N. C. wife 1 son 4 daus. and an orphan boy from 8 years to 9 mos. old. 100 acres on Bryer creek, Resigned 6th. Dec. 1773.

WIATT, WILLIAM—N. C., wife 4 sons and 4 daus. from 18 years to 6 months. 100 acres on Long branch of Brier creek.

MOATES, MATTHEW—S. C. 350 acres on branch of Little river where John Lyn now lives.

MOATES, DAVID—S. C., wife 4 sons and 3 daus. from 15 years to 8 mos. old. 200 acres on Hardin's creek. 200 acres in the fork between Little river and a branch that Robert Stewart lives on.

 

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GAUNT, ZEBULON—S. C., 300 acres on the Path that leads from William's creek to Wm. Sherrill's where is a pine tree marked Z. G.

MILLER, JOSEPH—N. C., wife 2 sons and 4 daus. from 19 to 7 years old. 200 acres on 1st. branch below Red Lick creek on Ogeechee.

DANIEL. WILLIAM—S. C., wife 2 sons and 4 daus. from 13 to 2 years old. 200 acres about 2 miles above Joel Phillips on north side Little river, on Reedy Creek.

GAUNT, NEBO—S. C., no family. 100 acres on south fork Little river for a mill seat, where is a beach tree marked N. G. by ye river.

BROWN, JAMES—N. C., a wife. 150 acres on south fork of Upton creek, about 1 1/2 miles above John Hodgins' Branch.

MIMS, ROBERT—No family. 100 acres adj. John Cox on Ogeechee at Rockey Comfort.

HAYNS, ELLIS—Pa., wife 5 sons and 3 daus. from 19 to 1 years old. 300 acres in the forks of Fishing creek abt. a mile above Alexr. Autry. where is a spring and Ash tree marked E. H.

PATTEN, JACOB—By his bro. a wife and 7 daus. 100 acres at Pistol creek on Trading Path five miles from ye river.

BUCKHALTER JOHN—S. C., a wife 6 sons and 2 daus. from 16 years to 6 mos. 200 acres on a fork of Big Brier creek adj. Francis Lee.

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Broad River 16th. November 1773

GORDON, JAMES—From Scotland. Undertakes to bring in a sufficient number of inhabitants to cover 5000 acres of land at the rate of 50 acres for each person, and 100 acres for the head of each family, and to be in the province in 12 months. 500 acres on Broad river on south side at a place called Bruton's Cabbin, 500 acres on the opposite side of the branch, 4000 acres on Chickasaw creek on south side of Broad river.

ROBINSON, ANDREW—S. C., a wife 4 sons and 1 dau. from 11 to 5 years old. 750 acres on south side Broad river on Long creek, 500 acres on north side Broad river adj. upper line of Vanns land, 750 acres on south branch of Long creek, 7 or 8 miles up ye creek.

CROOKE, ROBERT—Saint Vincent, no family, 10 slaves. 600 acres on Savannah riyer adj. Jacob Colsons lower line.

JOLLIE, MARTIN—From Dominica, engages to bring into the Province within 12 months white persons and negroes to cover 2000 acres at the rate of 50 acres for each, and 100 acres for the head of each

 

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family. 400 acres on south side Broad river adj. John L. Jones and 400 acres on south side Broad river adj. lower line of John Letten Jones, 400 acres on north side Broad river adj. upper side of land reserved for John Coleman and resigned by John Webb. 300 acres on north side Broad river near Buttrey's creek.

TILLETT, GILES—Va., a wife 4 sons and 3 daus. from 29 to 9 years old. 500 acres at the fork of Broad river where he built a cabin.

LAMAR, BASIL—S. C., himself and 3 negroes. 250 acres on north side Broad river near mouth of Falling creek.

UNDERWOOD, GEORGE—S. C., a wife and child. 100 acres on Long creek, near the Lane of a 24000 acre tract.

JOHNSON, JOHN HUTCHINGS—S. C., a wife and child. 100 acres joining the above tract of George Underwood.

PATTEN, MATTHEW—N. C., a wife 2 sons and 1 dau. from 19 to 12 years old. 200 acres on south side Long creek, joining Clarke waggon road on upper side.

WOODS, RICHARD—N. C., a wife and son 8 years old. 200 acres on Pistol creek, about 2 1/2 miles from James Aycocks.

HILL, JOHN—N. C., a wife 7 sons and 1 dau. from 19 to 6 years old. 100 acres on south side Broad river, which one McClean had a warrant and gives it up.

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November 16th. 1773

DUKE, HENRY—S. C., a wife 3 sons and 2 daus. 100 acres on head of Fishing creek where one Michael Cup cut loggs.

COLLINS, JOEL—S. C., no family. 100 acres on Chickasaw creek about 1 1/2 miles from Freeman's land at a tree marked R. N.

PETTYGREW JAMES—S. C., a wife and dau. 2 years old and an apprentice. 100 acres on Broad river where John Bewer lives.

PATTEN, THOMAS—A wife. 100 acres on Richland creek, north side Broad river, beginning at Lampikers Cabbin and to run down the creek.

FAVOR, JOHN—S. C., a wife and son 2 years old. 200 acres at mouth of Rocky creek adj. Benj. Allen.

BEWER, JOBB—S. C., a wife and dau. 4 mos. old. 100 acres on Buttrams creek, second fork.

BARDAN, RANDOL—S. C., a wife 1 son and 1 dau. from 17 to 7 years old. 250 acres on New Ford creek where Thomas Williams was found and killed by the Indians. Resigned.

 

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KENNEDY, HENRY—A wife son and 4 daus. 50 acres at a place called High Hill fork, a mile above Upper Trading Path, Soap creek.

VANN, JOSEPH—S. C., a wife 3 sons 4 daus. from 16 to 7 years old. 500 acres on north fork of Long creek.

Augusta 22nd. November 1773

COBB, JAMES—**** 300 acres on north side Broad river.

MIDDLETON, HUGH—See his family page 4. 150 acres adj. below 300 allotted himself on Pistol creek.

Entries at Wrightsborough Continued, 13th. November 1773

STEWART, ROBERT—N. C., a wife 2 sons and 1 dau. from 18 to 12 years old. 300 acres on south fork Little river where he lives.

HARKINS, THOMAS—N. C., a wife 2 sons and 2 daus. from 8 to 2 years old. 150 acres adj. Robert Stewart on upper side South fork Little river.

BURNEY, JOHN—N. C., a wife 2 sons and 2 daus. from 10 years to 18 months old. 200 acres north side Little river opposite mouth of Killgore's creek.

CHILDREE, THOMAS—S. C., a wife 4 sons and a daughter from 12 to 2 years old. 300 acres on Rocky Comfort, eastern fork about three miles above Upper Trading Path.

STEPHENS, MOSES—S. C., a wife son and dau. from 12 to 9 years old. 200 acres on Stephens creek.

PHILLIPS, ZACHARIA—N. C., a wife 4 sons and a dau. from 20 to 3 years old. 500 acres on Lick creek at a spring where he has built a cabbin.

RUTHERFORD, SAMUEL—Ireland, a wife and 5 children from 13 years to 7 months old. 400 acres on south fork of Little river.

KERK, ELIZA—Pa., 3 sons from 16 to 9 years old. 250 acres on south side Little river on a path to Hardins creek.

WALKER, SILVANUS—N. C., no family. 100 acres north fork of Little river, including Zacharia Phillips' Camp.

THOMPSON, JOHN—See his family Page 7. 150 acres adj. lower side of lands allotted him near the Beaver Dam.

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Wrightsborough, 13th. November 1773

WILLIAMS, FREDERICK—N. C., a wife son and dau. from 16 to 2 years old. x50 acres on south side Little river adj. Robt. Stewart. Resigned.

 

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HARRIS SAMUEL—N. C., a wife 2 sons and 1 dau. from 2 to 17 years old. 100 acres between forks of Ogeechee, including a spring and a pine marked W. H.

Augusta, 19th. November 1773

WHITE, JAMES—N. C., 100 acres on Little river about 2 miles above the old Path.

SHERRELLS, DAVID—S. C., no family. 100 acres on the creek where William Sherrill lives.

BENSON, ROBERT—Pa., no family. 100 acres at the head of Fishing creek adj. Alexr. Awtry, including Mich'l Capps' Hutt.

Augusta 23rd. November 1773

PACE, DREAD—S. C., no family. 100 acres on Broad river, near Wawhatchets Camp adj. Zachariah Lamar's back line.

24th. November 1773

TRUAX, ISAAC—Pa., a wife an orphan boy 13 years old. 100 acres on Red Lick creek at a white oak marked I. T.

MARTINDESS, HENRY—A wife 2 sons and 1 dau. from 14 to 2 years old. 100 acres adjoining upper line of above tract.

26th. November 1773

PAYN, JOHN—**** 100 acres on reserve see Page 4.

DOOLY, JOHN—See Page 6. 500 acres on Reserve and conditions.

POWELL, KADER—See Page 1. 100 acres Reserve, pd. for immediate Settlement by Chesley Bosticks order, accepted by Edward Barnard Esqr.

POWELL, MOSES—For family rights see previous pages. 400 acres reserved balance remaining due.

HOGG, JAMES—For family rights see previous pages. 200 acres additional.

LEE, FRANCIS—See family rights previous pages. 200 acres on paying for and resigning former Warrt. for 100 acres on south west side of the Rocky Branck of Brier creek.

TUART, ROBERT—See family rights previous pages. On paying balance due to be first Recd. of J. Maddock.

HARRIS, SAMUEL—See family rights previous pages. 300 acres between the forks of Ogeechee 2 miles below Lower Beaver Dam.

 

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BUCHANAN, JOHN—N. C., a wife 4 sons and 2 daus. from 12 to 2 years old, and an indented servant 14 years. 150 acres adj. S. E. side of Samuel Harris on the Scrubbey Ridge.

WILLIAMS, FREDERICK—See Edward Moates entry for the same land.

McLELAN, ROBERT—N. C. a wife 4 sons and 4 daus. from 18 years to 18 months old. 150 acres at north fork of Ogeechee abt. half mile above corner tree 54&55 at a Red Oak marked T. B. & I. C.

ROSS, JAMES—Pa. a wife and dau. 100 acres north fork Ogeechee below the big Beaver Dam at a poplar sapling marked J. R.

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SMITH, JOHN—N. C. a wife son and dau. from 3 years to 8 months old. 200 acres at the three forks Lick Creek south side Little river about 3 miles above Zac. Phillips.

Wrightsborough December 7th. 1773

HARRIS, WILLIAM—A wife 3 sons and 4 daus. from 13 to 2 years old. 550 acres on north fork Ogeechee at the Falls, including on the south side 150 acres pine land for a saw mill adj. the same.

GRIER, ROBERT—Pa., a wife 4 sons and 2 daus. from 20 to 2 years old. 450 acres on 2nd. Branch below the Beaver Dam to include two springs and a tree marked T. C.

FULSAM, BENJAMIN—N. C., a wife one son and 3 daus. from the ages of 8 to—years old. 100 acres on Ogeechee between the Trading Paths.

HARRIS, JOHN—Pa. a wife and infant child. 200 acres below lands of John Buchanan.

CAMPBELL, HUGH—N. C., and his wife. 150 acres on Ogeechee a mile above lands allotted Samuel Harris, at an elm marked H. C.

WHEALY, WILLIAM—N. C., a wife 2 sons and 1 dau. from 7 to 2 1/2 years old. 100 acres on south side north fork Ogeechee, adj. Wm. Harris.

DENNIS, ISAAC—N. C., a wife and dau. 100 acres north side Little river, opposite where he and his father is building a mill.

WHITE, WILLIAM—N. C., a wife 2 sons and 3 daus. from 17 to 4 years old. 200 acres on north fork of Ogeechee, south side including a spring.

WHITE, WILLIAM Junr.—N. C., a wife and dau. 200 acres near to or adj. the above.

JENKINS, ROBERT—N. C. a wife 3 sons and 1 dau. from 7 years to 10 months old. 350 acres on south side the north fork of Ogeechee, adj. upper Beaver Pond

 

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CALLWELL, ALEXR.—Va. a wife 1 son and 2 daus. from 18 to 12 years old. 250 acres on southside north fork of Ogeechee a mile below Beaver Dam.

HODGINS, ROBERT—N. C. a wife and dau. 200 acres on north fork Upton's creek adj. John Hodgins.

BROWN WILLIAM—S. C. a wife and dau. 100 acres on head of Chickasaw creek about a mile above Collin's entry.

PHILIPS, JOHN—S. C. a wife 5 sons and 1 dau. from 20 to 4 years old. 150 acres north side Little river south fork Beaver Dam.

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PHILLIPS, WILLIAM—N. C. a wife 1 son and 2 daus. from 6 years to 2 months old. 200 acres north fork of Little river at a place called the Mount.

Wrightsborough December 7th, 1773

HERD, CHARLES—S. C. a wife 2 sons and 1 dau. from 17 to 9 years old. 200 acres on head of Fishing creek at Isaac Goldsbee's cabbin.

BURKS, JOHN—Va. a wife 5 sons and 3 daus. from 13 years to 3 months old. 350 acres on a branch of Sherrolls creek.

NICHOLS, GEORGE—S. C. a wife 4 sons and 4 daus. from 13 years to 2 months old. 100 acres on Reedy creek to join 2 miles below Sherrolls.

McMUNN, JAMES—N. C. a wife and 3 daus. 100 acres on mouth of Rocky creek.

ANGLIN, JAMES—N. C. a wife 3 sons and 1 dau. from 17 to 10 years old. 200 acres on Rocky creek main branch four miles from the mouth.

FUNDERBURG, ANTHONY—For family see previous pages. 7 former warrants resigned. 300 acres additional to his former tract in the whole 500 to be included in one survey and grant.

BROWN, THOMAS—S. C. a wife 2 sons and 2 daus. from 7 years to 3 months old. 350 acres on Kettle creek six miles from Little river, including his camp.

ROSS, WILLIAM—N. C. a wife 1 son and 2 daus. from 5 years to 8 months old. 100 acres on Stephens creek adj. David Moats.

COLLINS, WILLIAM—N. C. a wife 3 sons and 4 daus. from 18 to 2 years old. 100 acres 2nd. branch from the Ogeechee ford.

STAPLER, AMOS—A wife and 3 negroes. 100 acres middle fork Upton's creek.

 

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STAPLER, JOHN—A single man and 2 negroes. 100 acres a mile below the above tract.

HERD, WILLIAM—A single man N. C., 100 acres where Drury Morris has a field on north fork of Fishing Creek.

ARMSTRONG, JOHN—A wife 2 sons and 2 daus. from 13 to 4 years old. 150 acres at a spring running into Soap creek at O'Neal's Path.

HUTTON, SAMUEL—S. C. a wife and 6 sons from 19 years to 8 months old. 100 acres south side, north fork of Long creek at a Beaver Dam.

MARTIN, OFTON—N. C. a wife and 1 negro. 200 acres on Awtry's Path including a spring on Upton's and Rocky creek, at an oak tree marked O. M.

ANDERSON, GEDION—N. C. a wife 2 sons and 2 daus. from 11 to 1 years old. 200 acres beginning at a spring of the Welch Road at a pine marked G. A. to run down the branch.

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McCOLLERS, DAVID—N. C. a wife 3 sons and 6 daus. from 15 to 1 year old. 200 acres upper side of Long creek 7 miles from Ogeechee river.

McLEAN, JAMES—N. C. See Page 2. Land resigned, pays for this tract. 150 acres on middle fork Long creek at a spring and poplar tree marked J. C. & J. S.

COOK, JAMES—See family previous pages. 300 acres south fork Little river near a line run by Hammond.

WILLSON, ANDREW—N. C. a single man. 100 acres south side of the south fork Little river opposite upper large fork known as Buckeye Spring, at a maple marked A. W.

REED, NATHAN—S. C. a single man. 100 acres on north side Long creek about 6 miles from Broad river.

MERCER, JAMES—N. C. a wife 2 sons and 5 daus. from 13 years to 3 months old. 150 acres on first branch that makes into Harden's creek, where he is camped.

MERCER, SILLAS—N. C., a wife 1 son and 1 dau. from 4 to 2 years old, and 3 indentured children. 100 acres on a Little Spring branch about a mile below his father's land at a place called Indian ladder.

SHERRALL, WILLIAM—N. C. a wife and 9 negroes. 200 acres on south fork Little river where he lives.

LACKY, MARY—N. C. 2 daughters. 200 acres on Fishing creek in the fork above Jno. Low's entry.

 

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SHERROL DAVID—S. C. a single man. 100 acres on same creek of William Sherrill on north side joining lower end of a Beaver Dam.

SIDWELL, DAVID—Pa. a wife 1 son and 5 daus. from 18 to 2 years old. 100 acres to look for a place vacant to settle.

WHITE, JOSEPH—N. C. a wife 5 sons and 5 daus. from 19 to 4 years old. 650 acres on Kettle creek, south fork abt. 5 miles from the mouth.

WILKINS, JOHN—N. C. a wife 3 sons and 2 daus. from 16 to 3 years old. 400 acres on north fork of Fishing creek at Lempikey's Camp.

PALMER, SOLOMON—N. C. a wife 5 sons and 1 dau. from 12 years to 9 months old. 450 acres on north fork of Ogeechee below the Big Beaver Dam.

WALKER, SAML.—S. C. a wife and dau. 200 acres on south side Wm. Sherrolls, north side Little river.

WHITE, JAMES—N. C. a wife 3 sons and 2 daus. from 20 to 4 years old. 100 acres north fork Little river 1 mile above the old Indian Path.

HARLAND, EZEKIEL—A wife 2 sons and a dau. from 15 to 6 years old. 100 acres on lower side of Wells creek on Savannah.

EVANS, JOSEPH—S. C. a wife and 2 indented boys from 8 to 6 years old. 250 acres on Reedy creek above William's creek and above Koiks entry.

QUEEN, WILLIAM—N. C. a wife son and 2 daus. from 15 to 13 years old. Reserved till he finds the land.

PIRKINS, JOSHUA—See former entry, Mill seat. 300 acres on the (blank) fork Long creek.

ALLEN, BENJA.—See former entry Page 5. Additional 150 acres adj. the lower side of 100 acres on Long creek before ordered him.

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NEWTON, ROBERT—N. C. a single man. 100 acres north side Little river in the Horse Shoe where Hugh Willson planted last year.

McCLARY, SAMUEL—N.C. a wife and an orphan girl, a relation. 200 acres south fork Little river abt. 10 miles from the mouth. Resigned by Samuel Rutherford, he paying for Rutherfords warrant.

BROWN, ANDW.—S. C. a wife 3 sons and 2 daus. from 8 years to 4 months old. 400 acres on the ridge between Broad river and Long creek about 2 miles below the Goose Ponds.

WALKER, WILLIAM—Pa., a wife and 3 sons from 5 years to 15 months old. 300 acres Reserve until he finds the land.

 

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STEWART, ROBERT—A wife and son 11 months old. 200 acres south side the north fork Ogeechee 2 miles above Wm. Harris' land.

HOLLADEY, ROBERT—Pa., a wife son and dau. from 3 to 2 years old. 250 acres on Broad river, resigned by Wm. Candler.

LINDSEY, JAMES—N. C. himself and a brother and sister from 14 to 12 years old. 200 acres on south side the north fork of Ogeechee about four miles below John Harris' land.

MATHEW, WILLIAM—S. C. a wife son and 2 daus. from 6 to 2 years old. 300 acres north side Little river at a place called Posom Town.

CANDLER, WILLIAM—Paid for 500 acres resigned to William Manson.

MENDENHALL, JAMES—N. C. a wife 6 sons and 3 daus. from 20 to 5 years old. 600 acres in fork of Williams creek and Little river.

BEAL, WILLIAM—S. C. a wife 2 sons and 3 daus. from 20 to 11 years old. 200 acres on north side Broad river adj. lower line of John Vann.

WOOTTEN, THOMAS—N. C. a wife 7 sons and 1 dau. from 18 to 1 year old. 200 acres on north side Broad river opposite mouth of Long creek, and 300 acres on south side said river adj. Vann's old field.

LITTLE, JAMES—S. C. a wife 2 sons and 1 dau. from 9 to 4 years old. 100 acres on Savannah river about a mile above the mouth of Beaver Dam creek.

MILLS, ALEXANDER—S. C. a wife 5 sons and 2 daus. from 16 to 4 years old. 150 acres on Pistol creek 2 1/2 miles above the mouth.

LITTLE, WILLIAM—S. C. a wife and one dau. 100 acres on Savannah river opposite Landon Island.

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MACCORD, JOHN—S. C. a wife 4 sons and one dau. from 10 years to 1 year old. 100 acres on Savannah river adj. Wm. Little's upper line.

VANN, JAMES—S. C. himself wife and one child. 100 acres on Savannah river adj. Alexander Machan.

BOWLING, ABEL—S. C. a wife and one child. 200 acres on the Beaver Dam running into Savannah river about 7 miles above the Lower Cherokee Path.

BARDEN, RANDAL—S. C. a wife son and dau. from 17 to 7 years old. 250 acres on branch of Pistol creek about 3 miles from Savannah river.

KEATING EDWARD—150 acres on Savannah adj. upper line of 300 acres Granted including an Island opposite the 300 acre tract.

 

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TAYLOR, WARD—S. C. a wife 3 sons and 2 daus. from 11 to 3 years old. 150 acres on Soap creek.

BAGBEY, GEORGE—N. C. a wife and one dau. 150 acres on the head of Beaver Dam adj. lands of Daniel Johnson.

WOOD, ISAAC—S. C. a wife son and 2 daus. from 6 to 2 years old. 100 acres on Savannah river about 7 miles above Johnsons Island, to include an Island opposite, containing 50 acres.

JOLLIE, MARTIN—From the West Indies. 500 acres on south side Broad river entered by John Letten Jones and resigned by him at the Goose Pond, 1000 acres at mouth of Doves creek on north side River Dart, 1000 acres at mouth of Falling creek north side, 1000 acres on north fork of Ogeechee adj. Henry Hunt's line.

Wrightsborough, January 13, 1774

FEASTER, ANDREW—Pa. a wife 4 sons and 4 daus. from 18 to 2 years old. 150 acres on Funderbugs Branch.

NIXSON, EDWARD—S. C. a wife. 100 acres on main prong of Bryer creek, half a mile above Mim's land at a white oak branded I. L.

SIDWELL. DAVID—Pa. a wife one son and 5 daus. from 18 to 2 years old. 300 acres on Rockey creek north side Little river adj. John Jones Junior's land.

JONES, FRANCIS—A wife 6 sons and 6 daus. from 20 to 1 years old. 200 acres between one Nichols and Burke on branch of Little river.

SIMMONS, STERN—S. C. 100 acres on Soap creek about 2 miles above the Cherokee Road where one Casey lived.

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HAMMETT, WILLIAM—S. C. a wife and one dau. 200 acres on first branch of Beaver Dam creek, including his own improvement.

LEWIS, JEREMIAH—N. C. a wife and one son. 250 acres on south side of middle fork of Fishing creek.

HILL JOSHUA—N. C. himself only. 100 acres on the branch running into Wexxxxs's creek opposite to south prong of Rocky Comfort.

DOWNS, JOSEPH—N. C. a wife, son and dau. Proves his rights land to be looked for.

CARN, ROBERT—N.C. a wife, son and dau. from 9 to 7 years old. 100 acres on north fork of Beaver Dam creek north side Little river.

 

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Wrightsborough, 3rd. October, 1774

GUY, HILLARY—S.C. a wife, 3 sons and 2 daus. from 12 to 1 years old. 200 acres, being the same given up by Henry Golding.

LOW, EBENEZER—N. C. himself only. 100 acres on Little river above the Cherokee Ford.

BARNARD, NATHAN—N. C. a wife, 5 sons from 13 to 1 year old. 150 acres to join upper line of 100 acres entry on Broad river by Wm. Candler.

LANDRASS, ABRAHAM—N. C. himself only. 100 acres on Little river opposite Wm. Chapmans Settlement.

SCOTT, THOMAS—From Britain, himself and 3 slaves. 250 acres joining lands entered by Wm. Oats at the Ponds, south side Brier creek.

Dartmouth, October 10th. 1774

McCLENDON, JACOB—N. C. a wife 4 sons and 4 daus. from 18 to 1 years old. xxx acres on Fishing creek including xxx acres surveyed for Thomas Richardson including improvements made by Richardson and Nemh. Killcres.

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FREEMAN, GEORGE—Va. a wife and one slave. 100 acres south side at the second low grounds above the Goose Ponds beginning at a tree marked G. F. to run upwards.

BENEFIELD, JNO.—N. C. a wife and 11 slaves. 100 acres on Chickasaw creek adj. Richard Aycock, whereon Dempsey Hinton lives.

JOURDAN, ROBERT—N. C. a wife, 3 daus. and 2 sons from 8 to 1 years old.

POPE, BURRELL—200 acres north side Broad river beginning at Thomas Woottens corner Red Oak.

MACKLEMURRAY, JAS.—S. C. himself only. 100 acres resigned by Patrick Macklemurray on Soap creek.

WELCH, MICHAEL—Ireland, himself only. 100 acres on Ogeechee at first small creek. Resigned by Drury Rogers.

ANDREWS, JAMES—Indian Country. 100 acres on Ogeechee, just below the shoals.

SMITH, JACOB—N. C. a wife, son and dau. from 3 years to one month old. 100 acres on upper side of Fishing creek below the Cherokee Road.

ROSE, THOMAS—N. C., 5 sons and 7 daus. from 16 to 3 years old. 200 acres

 

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on a ridge between Coody's and Buttram's creek at a spring, where he now lives.

BRADSHAW, JOHN—S. C. a wife, 3 sons and 1 dau. from 9 years to 4 days old. 100 acres on Mill creek about 1 1/2 miles above the old mill.

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HINTON, JOAB—N. C. a wife, 3 sons and 2 daus. from 7 years to 4 months. 100 acres on a branch of Long creek.

THURMOND, ELIJAH—Va. a wife—sons and 6 daus. from 16 years to 10 months. (???)00 acres on Pistol creek at Cones Tree, the place where he now lives.

ARNOLD, BENJAMIN—Va. a wife x sons and 2 daus. from 18 to 7 years old. 100 acres land formerly entered by Pettycrew who has given it up.

PIRKENS, JOHN—S. C. a wife, 2 sons and 2 daus. from 7 years to 1 year old. 200 acres on Long creek adj. one Gunnells on upper side. Resigned.

ROBERTS, WILLIAM—S. C. himself and wife. 100 acres on Ogeechee river between lands of one Fulsoms and Wm. Collins at a Cane Brake.

NEAL, JOSEPH—Va. a wife, 5 sons and 3 daus. from 16 to 1 year old. 200 acres whereon the widow Clark now lives north side Broad river. Resigned by Capt. Wm. Candler.

FORLOW, JOHN—N. C. a wife 4 sons and 4 daus. from 17 to 1 year old. 150 acres on the ford of Little Bryer creek.

HOPPER, CHARLES—N. C. a wife son and dau. from 4 to 1 year old. 100 acres. Money returned.

SMITH, BENJAMIN—N.C. a wife, 5 sons and 3 daus. from 17 to 1 year old. 100 acres on Long creek abt. 5 miles below James McClean's entry.

MENDENAL JOSEPH—Pa. a single man. 100 acres on the lower side of Reedy creek south side Little river.

WISE, JOSEPH—N. C. a wife, 2 sons and 2 daus. from 6 to 1 year old. 100 acres on Long creek at the dry fork, above mouth of fork.

SMITH, WILLIAM—N. C. a wife, son and dau. from 2 to 1 year old. 100 acres on south fork of Fishing creek a mile up it where he now lives.

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Wrightsborough, 13th. January 1775

AMBREE, JOHN—S. C. a wife, 3 sons and 5 daus. from 18 to 3 years old. 300 acres on William's creek at a spring and tree marked I. C.

 

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BENTLEY, WILLIAM—S. C. a wife, 3 sons from 16 to 11 years old. 100 acres on north side of north fork of Little river half mile below James White's land.

HAGIN, ROBERT—N. C. a wife, son and dau. 3 years to 5 months old. 100 acres joining Robert Hodgin.

HAMMOCK, BENEDICK—N. C. a wife, 5 sons and 1 dau. from 17 to 2 years old. 200 acres on south side of north fork of Little river opposite Wm. Bentley.

JOURDAN, SAMUEL—N. C., himself only. 100 acres on south side Ogeechee adj. Saunders Walker's upper line.

QUERNS, JOHN—Maryland, 1 slave and a bound servant lad. 200 acres on north side Hardin's creek including improvement of Abraham Nordike's.

SWENEY, NATHAN—N. C., a single man. 100 acres adj. Robert Stewart's land on north side of south fork Little river.

HARVEY, JOHN—S. C. a wife and 2 daus. from 3 to 1 years old. 200 acres Resigned by Joseph Miller.

HARRIS, JAMES—N. C. a wife, 3 sons and 2 daus. from 12 to 2 years old. 200 acres on south side of north fork of Ogeechee, adj. John Harris.

WHEALY, WILLIAM—N. C. a wife, 1 son and 2 daus. from 6 years (???) 200 acres on Ogeechee the same entered by Robert McClenan.

MARTIN, DOUGLAS—Va. a wife, 2 daus. and 1 son from 6 years to 4 months old. 100 acres on north fork of Little river at a place called Rockey Spring.

PARKS, JOSH.— Va. wife 2 daus. and 1 son from 6 years to 4 months old. 100 acres on north fork Little river about a mile from Rockey Spring.

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Dartmouth Fort, Janu——-bruary 1775

SAUNDERS, HARDEY—N. C. a wife, 4 sons and 1 dau. from 12 to 1 year old. xxx acres on Beaver Dam creek on both sides of south fork of Broad river, including the Beaver Dam at an old Indian Camp.

GREY, JAMES—Cherokee, a wife and son 7 years old. 100 acres adj. Dread Pace's land on lower side of Wawhatchee creek.

PICKENS, ISRAEL—S. C. a wife, 1 son and 2 daus. from 4 to 1 years old. 100 acres on Savannah river opposite the Indian Boundary Line in S. C.

PULLUM, JOHN—S. C. a wife, son and dau. from 1 to 3 years old. 200 acres on Beaver Dam creek where one of the 12 mile lines crosses.

 

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GALESPIE, MATTHEW—S. C. a wife, 4 sons and 4 daus. from 20 to 2 years old. 150 acres on Sarah's creek where the Trading Path Crosses, where Archd. Makon built a Cabbin.

WALKER, JOHN—Va. himself and 2 slaves.

McCLENDON, JACOB, Junr.—N. C. a wife and 1 slave. 100 acres on Mitchel's creek a branch of Fishing creek, including Mitchell's improvement.

McCLENDON, ISAAC—N. C. a wife and 4 slaves. 300 acres on Fishing creek at Hoopers Spring including the improvement.

Wrightsborough, February 17th, 1775

GREEN, WILLIAM—N. C. a wife, 3 sons and 1 dau. from 18 to 10 years old. 100 acres on Power creek south side of Little river.

NORDIKE, ABRAHAM—S. C. ..... sons ..... 100 acres on west side Harding's creek below Sherroll's.

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BROWN, THOMAS—From England. 200 acres on north side of the River Dart fronting Chickasaw creek adj. Zacharia Lamar's lower line.Wrightsborough 14th. April 1775, at a Court held there

GILLILAND, HUGH—N. C. a wife. 100 acres on Loyds, creek called Loyds old place on north side of Little river. Dartmouth ..... (Balance of page gone).

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CAMPBELL, JAMES—S. C. a wife and 1 dau. 2 months old. 150 acres at the mouth of Sharpton's branch Fishing creek, where he now lives.At a Court held at Wrightsborough 12th. May 1775

GERMANY, JAMES—A wife, 1 son and a dau. from 4 years to 3 months old. 200 acres Resigned by James McClean.

PERKINS, JOSHUA—Desires 100 acres in lieu of 100 acres formerly at a place called Doves creek one mile from the mouth on north side River Dart.

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HOGG, JAMES—Additional payment and an order from Collo. Grierson on John Grahame Esq.
 
 

June 12th, 1775

 
 
WHITACRE, MARK—Paid in full for his land also office fees.
McCLEAN, JAMES—100 acres on Long creek known by the name of Gilcrist's Place.
CLAUDLE, RICHARD—S. C. ...........................................
 

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James Ross—See Page 11 Benjamin Hart—No. Car............
William Herd—See Page ................  Archibald Jones—South Car......
Greenberry Lee—..... Priscilla Jones—.........................
 

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