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Primary Evidence of 1221 General James Robertson's Relationship to
122 John Robertson of Johnston County, North Carolina

Although Colonel Harlee was the first to overstate the value of the Draper letters as genealogical evidence, he was quite literal in his understanding of what the documents do and do not say.[1] 1221 General Robertson's son, 12216 Felix, wrote in Draper 6XX96 that his father had brothers named 1226 Mark and 1222 John with whom he, in October 1779,

...came through the wilderness by...way of Kentucky & arrived at Nashville during the winter & drove his horses & cattle on the ice over the Cumberland River at the mouth of the Big Branch toward the last of February. ...His brother [1226] Mark was killed in June (17)87 by a party of Indians who had laid wait on the path as he was returning home....[2]

Using this information as a rough guide, Harlee located 1226 Mark Robertson's will,[3] and the will established that he and 1221 James Robertson were brothers in deed and fact and that they had siblings named 1227 Ann – who first married a Johnson and then a Cockrill, – 1223 Charles, and 1225 "Sister Cash."[4] Harlee added,

In a letter dated Nashville, April 15th 1797, to Governor John Sevier signed "Jas Robertson," published in The Quarterly Publication of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, Vol. 8 (1913), pp. 95-96, [1221] Gen. James Robertson stated: "My Brother [1224] Elijah Robertson departed this life yesterday, he had a sever attack of the Jandies....[5]

1224 Elijah Robertson appointed 1221 James Robertson as one of his executors, although he did not mention the degree of kinship within the will. He did mention a son named 12243 Sterling,[6] and the family Bible record for his sister, 1227 Anne, and her second husband, John Cockrill, names among others 12279 Mark R. Cockrill, and 12276 Sterling R. Cockrill,[7] the implication being that Sterling, like Mark, was a family name.

12216 Felix Robertson wrote that his grandparents were 122 John Robertson and Mary Gower and that his grandfather died on the Neuse River in Wake County, North Carolina,[8] and, in 1995, John A. Brayton located 122 John Robertson's will and several other documents in Johnston County, North Carolina, one of Wake's parent counties, that established that 122 John Robertson's wife was named Mary, although her maiden name remains unproved, and that he died on the south side of the Neuse River prior to Wake County's formation.[9] Although 122 John Robertson's will does not mention his children by name,[10] the records that flow from his probate establish that they were: 1221 James, 1225 Elizabeth – who corresponds to "Sister Cash," – 1224 Elijah, 1223 Charles, 1226 Mark, 1227 Anne (who married David Johnston before August 25, 1772), and 1228 Sterling.[11] Another record others and I located in 1998 implies that the couple also had a son named 1222 John.[12]

End Notes:

  1. William Curry Harlee, Kinfolks: A Genealogical and Biographical Record, 3 vols. (New Orleans: Searcy & Pfaff, 1935-37), 3: 2474-2476.
  2. Dr. Felix Robertson, "Draper Ms. 6XX96;" at Harlee 3: 2494.
  3. Harlee 3: 2553-2555.
  4. Mark Robertson, Will, Davidson County, Tennessee, Will Book 1, 53-54 at Davidson County (Tennessee) County Clerk, Wills, 1784-1941, Wills, vol. 1-4, 1784-1816, FHL microfilm 200252.
  5. Harlee 3: 2569.
  6. Elijah Robertson, Will, Davidson County, Tennessee, Will Book 2, 76 (77), 78 at Davidson County (Tennessee) County Clerk, Wills, 1784-1941, Wills, vol. 1-4, 1784-1816, FHL microfilm 200252.
  7. John Cockrill, Family Bible Record, at Jeanette Tillotson Acklen, Tennessee Records: Bible Records and Marriage Bonds (Nashville, Tennessee: Cullom & Ghertner, 1933), 208-211.
  8. Dr. Felix Robertson, "Draper Ms. 6XX96;" at Harlee 3: 2494.
  9. John A. Brayton, The Ancestry of General James Robertson, "Father of Tennessee," Addendum to The Complete Ancestry of Tennessee Williams (Winston-Salem, North Carolina: John A. Brayton, 1995), 18-27.
  10. John Robertson, Will, North Carolina County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions (Johnston County), Wills, 1760-1830, Wills, Loc-You, FHL microfilm 19193.
  11. Minutes of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, of Johnston County, North Carolina, Book 1, 1759-1766, 30, 122, 123 at North Carolina State Archives microfilm number C056.30001, Johnston County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, 1759-1777. James and Mary Roberson to Christopher Mothershead, Granville County, North Carolina Deed Book G, 210, 211 at North Carolina Superior Court (Granville County) and North Carolina County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Record of Deeds, 1746-1923, Deeds,Volume G, 1760-1765, FHL microfilm 306124. Robertson to Mabry, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Deed Book 1, 523, 524 at Virginia County Court (Mecklenburg County), Deed Records, 1765-1905, Deed Books, v. 1-2, 1765-1771, FHL microfilm number 32532. Minutes of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, of Johnston County, North Carolina, Book 2, 1767-1777, 76, 89, 95, 173, 175, 177, 178, & 196 at North Carolina State Archives microfilm number C056.30001, Johnston County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, 1759-1777. Wake County, North Carolina Deed Book A, 34, 35 at North Carolina Superior Court (Wake County) and North Carolina County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions (Wake County), Record books of wills, inventories, settlements of estates (1771-1902), Wills, Inventories & Estates, Books 1-3, 1771-1797, FHL microfilm 20005. Wake County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Book 1, 122-123 at Weynette Parks Haun, transcriber, Wake County, North Carolina, County Court Minutes Book 1, 1777-1784, 4 volumes (Durham, N.C.: W.P. Haun, 1977).
  12. Wake County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Book 1, 122-123 at Weynette Parks Haun, transcriber, Wake County, North Carolina, County Court Minutes Book 1, 1777-1784, 4 volumes (Durham, N.C.: W.P. Haun, 1977).

Will for 1226 Mark Robertson
Davidson County, Tennessee Will Book 1, 53, 54.

The Will of Mark Robertson / I MARK ROBERTSON of ye County of Davidson in the / State of North Carolina Do this Twelvt day of August in the year of our Lord 1784 / Do make this my last Will and Testament: That is to Say / ITEM – I give & devise to my Sister ANN COCKRILL Three Daughters / To Wit, MARY, ELIZABETH, & CHARITY JOHNSON Five Thousand Acres / of Land lying on ye Waters of Duck River Entered in my Own / Name in the Land Office at Hillsborough Which Land / Shall be Equally Divided Among the Three Sisters Affsd / ITEM – and 640 Acres of Land of a Military Claim Lying about / A Mile & Quarter Above ye Mouth of Wills Creek Entered in / JAMES ROBERTSON?s name, To my Brother CHARLES ROBERTSON / Devided & Bequeathed to him ye sd CHARLES – / ITEM – And 320 Acres of Land Lying on Little Harpeth it / Being that half of John Drakes hunters Claim; I bequeath to my / SISTER CASH – And all other Lands & Properties to Which / I Am now entitled to or Shall be, I give Devise & bequeath To my Wife MARY ROBERTSON – / I also do hereby Constitute & Appoint my Brother / JAMES ROBERTSON & MARY ROBERTSON my Wife my Exrs / of this My Last Will & Testament hereby Disannulling

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[-----] / N.C. Davidson County – / Know all men by these Presents that We James Lucas & Anthony Carothers / [ ] both of Davidson County was held and firmly bound unto / Mark Robertson of sd County & State into the Last & full Sum / of One Thousand Pound Currencyof sd State Which payment / Well & Truly to be made. We bind ourselves our heirs Exetrs / and assigns Jointly and Severally firmly by these presents / To the sd Mark Robertson or his heirs. Given Under our / hands This 16 day of July 1787 / The conditions of this obligation is Such that of the / Above bond on James Lucas & Anthony Carothers or to the / of heirs do Pay or Cause to be paid to ye sd Mark Robertson / Or his heirs by the first day of March Ensuing Twenty Eight / Liberly Giving Cows & Twenty Eight Calves & if not / Partially paid at ye Time mentioned They are to Pay / The [-----] of ye sd Cows Untill they are paid then this / Obligation to be Void Otherwise to Remain in full force Given under / our hand the date Above Mentioned / To which Obligation as Above [-----] was Marked the / Names James Lucas & Anthony Carothers Seals Affixed Wth the Names [-----] Richman, Edward [Covigton?] & James [-----] / Lucas as Subscribing Witnesses thereto. The Latter of Which in / Court held for ye County of Davidson July 3d 1787 Made / Oath that the Said James Lucas & Anthony Carothers Sign / and Seal to ye Above Instrument of Writing

                                                                        Mark Robertson

Know all men by these presents that We Eusebius Brickwell and / William Dobbins both of Davidson County & State of No. Carolina / [-----] and firmly bound Unto Mark Robertson his [-----] /[-----] his heirs Exetrs Admtrs as ye [-----] in the full Sum of / Eighteen hundred pounds Virginia Money Paid in Gold or Silver / In the Payment Well and Truly to be made and [-----] We [-----] / [-----] our heirs Extrs & Admtrs Jointly & Severally Firmly / by these Presents [-----] and Affx our Seals and Dated this 8 day / of [-----] 1785} The Consideration of this Obligation is Such / [-----] bound Eusebius Brickwell or William Dobbins as [-----] / [-----] Well & Truly pay to ye Afsd Mark Robertson / [-----] hundred pounds Virginia Money in Gold or Silver.

Source: Davidson County (Tennessee) County Clerk, Wills, 1784-1941, Wills, vol. 1-4, 1784-1816, FHL microfilm 200252.



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Will for 122 John Robertson
Johnston County, North Carolina Original Wills

february ye 20 1761
In the Name of God Amen I JOHN ROBERTSON of Johnson / County and St. Stephens parrish and provence of north / Carolina planter Being very Sick weak in body but of / perfict mind and memory thank be to god for in there / fore Calling to mind the morality of my Body and Know / = Ing that it is appinted for all men once so to die do make / ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to Say / prencebly and first of all I give and Recommend my / my [sic] Soul to god that gave it and my body to the Earth to be / Buried in a Decent Christian [buri]al at the Discrition of / my Execs nothing Doubting but at the General / Resurrection I Shall Recve the Same again by ye mighty / power of God and as touching Shuch Worldly Estate where / with it hath pleased god to bles me with in this Life I give / Dismis and Dispose of the Same in the following namer / that is to Say first I give bequeath Lend to MARY my well / beloved wife my hole and Sole Estate Dureng hir Life or / or [sic] widowhood after my Lawfull Debts being payed and then / to be Equilly Devided amonkst my Childrin and / She having a Childs part with them only the land / whereon I Live shall not be Sole During her Life then to be Sold and divided also yt / [ ] I have in LuningBerg [to be so]ld [and] D[evided] / amonkest my Children as be fore mesoned and I hereby / Disanull all other Wills testaments before named Reallsin / and Confirming this to be my Last will and testament / in witness I have heare unto Set my hand and Seal the / Day and year above writen
NB Enter Lined before                                 John (his X mark) Robertson (Seal)
asind with these word:
then to be Sold and Devided
and the word Lend

Proved Apr Court 1761

Source: North Carolina County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions (Johnston County), Wills, 1760-1830, Wills, Loc-You, FHL microfilm 19193.



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Minutes of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of
Johnston County, North Carolina, Book 1, 1759-1766, 30.

[April 1761] Ordered that MARY ROBINSONs Mark be recorded which is Two Smooth Crops one on each Ear & an under Cutt under each ear.

Source: North Carolina State Archives microfilm number C056.30001. Johnston County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, 1759-1777.



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[1221] James and Mary Roberson to Christopher Mothershead
Granville County, North Carolina Deed Book G, 210, 211.
[marginal note missing]

This Indenture made the 8 Day of May in the Fourth Year / of the Reign of our sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of great / Britain France and Ireland King Defender of Faith &c and in the Year of / our Lord God One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Four Between James Roberson / of the County of Granville and Mary Roberson of the County of Johnson both of the Pro / - vince of North Carolina of the one part and Christopher Mothershead of Granvil County / and Province aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said James Roberson and / Mary Roberson his Mother for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred Pounds / Current Money of Virginia to them in hand paid by the said Christopher Mothershead / at or before the sealing and Delivery of these Presents the Receipt whereof the said James / Roberson and Mary Roberson his mother doth hereby acknowledge Haith [sic] granted bar / gained and sold aliened infeoffed Released and confirmed and by these Presents doth / Grant bargain will alien infeoff Release and Confirm unto the said Christopher / Mothershead his heirs and assigns forever all that Tract of Land Situate Lying and Being in / Granvil County and Province of North Carolina on the West side of Six Pound Creek / Containing by estimation Three hundred Acres be the same more or less Bounded / as followeth to wit Beginning at a White Oak on the West side of the said Creek / then West Two Hundred and Twenty Poles to a Blackjack then South Two Hundred poles / to a Hickory then East Two Hundred and Twenty poles across the head of a little branch / on the Creek to a White Oak so down the Creek to the first Station and also the Re / version and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents and services thereof and / also all the Estate Right Title Interest Claim and Demand whatsoever of them the said / James Roberson and Mary Roberson of in and to the said Premises and of in and to every / parcel thereof To have and to hold the said Tract or parcel of Land and premises / abovementioned with the Appurtenances unto the said Christopher Mothershead his / heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said Christopher Mothershead his / heirs and Assigns forever and the said James Roberson and Mary Roberson for themselves / and their Heirs Executors and Administrators Doth Covenant and Grant to and with the / said Christopher Mothershead by these Presents and his assigns forever that they the said / James Roberson and Mary Roberson and their Heirs the said Tract or parcel of Land / and Premises and every part thereof against them the said James Roberson and Mary / Roberson and their Heirs and against all and every other person and persons whatsoever / to the said Christopher Mothershead his heirs and Assigns shall and will Warrant and forever defend by these Presents In Witness whereof the said James Roberson and

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Mary Roberson hath hereunto set there hands and affixed their Seals the Day and Year above / written Signed Sealed and Delivered in the Presents of us James Roberson (seal)
Jon. Hardwick Philemon Hawkins Granville CountyJrt Mary Roberson (seal)

May Court 1764. James Roberson acknowledged this Deed to be his Act and Deed and on motion / it was ordered to be Registered Jus Danl Weldon CC. Registered for Saml Benton P. R.

Source: North Carolina Superior Court (Granville County) and North Carolina County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Record of Deeds, 1746-1923, Deeds,Volume G, 1760-1765, FHL microfilm 306124.



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Minutes of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, of
Johnston County, North Carolina, Book 1, 1759-1766, 122.

[July 1766] MARY BLAKELEY, on Oath late widow & Exec. of John Robertson, dec. exhibited an Inventory of Estate. Order'd that she have leave to sell the personal estate agreeable to the will of Sd. Dec'd according to Law.

Minutes of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, of
Johnston County, North Carolina, Book 1, 1759-1766, 123.

[July 1766. ELIJAH and ELIZA ROBERTSON orphans of John Robertson deceased came into Court and made choice of JAMES ROBERTSON to be guardian who gave for security Thomas Houghton and Charles Humphries in Two Hundred pounds.

Source: North Carolina State Archives microfilm number C056.30001. Johnston County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, 1759-1777.



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[1221 James] Robertson to Ephraim Mabry
Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Deed Book 1, 523, 524.

This Indenture made the Thirteenth day of September in / the year one Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Seven Between James / Robertson of Johnson [sic] County in the Province of North Carolina on / the one part and Ephraim Mabry of Mecklenburg County and / Colony of Virginia of the other part. Witnesseth that the said James / Robertson for and in consideration of the sum of Twenty Pounds / Current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said Ephraim / Mabry the Receipt whereof he doth hereby Acknowledge Hath Given / Granted Bargained, Sold Aliened Enfeoffed and confirmed and / Doth by these presents give grant Bargain Sell Alien Enfeoff / and Confirm unto the said Ephraim Mabry and unto his Heirs and / Assigns for ever all that Tract or parcell of Land lying and being in / the County of Mecklenburg and Colony of Virginia on both sides of Averys / Branch Containing Two Hundred Acres...the same more or less and / Bounded by the Land of Samuel Mannen Wm Poole Senr John Taylor / Duke and William Lucas Senr being the Land whereon John / Robertson Father to the above formerly lived. Together with all houses, / Orchards, Guardens, Fences, Waters, Water Courses, Ways Woods Under / = woods Profits, Commodities Advantages, and other Appurtenances to / the aforesaid tract of Land together with the afore recited premisses and / all and every part and parcell thereof with their and Every of their appurte = / = nances unto the said Ephraim Mabry his Heirs and Assigns / for ever and the said James Robertson for himself his Heirs Executors / and Administrators doth Covenant and agree to and with the said / Ephraim Mabry his Heirs and Assigns against him the said James / Robertson his Heirs Executors and Administrators and all other / persons whatever shall and will warrant and for ever by these / Presents Defend. In Witness whereof the said James Robertson /

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hath hereunto set his hand and Affixed his seal the day and / Year first above written —
Signed Sealed and Delivered
In presence of                                                      James Robertson (Seal)
Robt. Cunningham
Lewis Parham
John (his I mark) Watson

Memorandom
That on the 30th September 1767 Quiet and / Peaceable Possession and Seizen of the within Lands and tennements / was held and taken by the within named James Robertson and by / him was delivered to the within named Ephraim Mabry according / to the form and Effect of the within written Deed
In presence of
Robt. Cunningham                                               James Robertson (Seal)
Lewis Parham
John (his I mark) Watson

Recd. October the 1st 1767 in full of the within sum of Twenty Pounds.
Teste (Hm)
John (his I mark) Watson                                    James Robertson

At a Court held for Mecklenburg County the 14th of December 1767 / This Indenture and Memorandom of Livery and Sezen Endorsed was / proved by the Witnesses thereto, and the Receipt thereon Endorsed was / also proved by John Watson one of the said Witnesses and ordered / to be Recorded.
                                                                                Teste
Exd.                                                                         John Tabb CMC

Source: Virginia County Court (Mecklenburg County), Deed Records, 1765-1905, Deed Books, v. 1-2, 1765-1771, FHL microfilm number 32532.



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Minutes of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, of
Johnston County, North Carolina, Book 2, 1767-1777, 76.

[28 Nov 1769] Ordered that Phillip Jones be appointed Guardian to CHS. ROBERTSON, orphan of John Robertson Dec'd who Entered into Bond with James Jones Jr. & Thomas Bridgers his Securitys in the Sum of Three hundred Pounds & that the said Philip be appointed Guardian to John Streater, who Enters into bond with David Holliman & David Reach Securitys in the sum of Two hundred fifty Pounds proc. money.

Minutes of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, of
Johnston County, North Carolina, Book 2, 1767-1777, 89.

[28 Aug 1770] Ord. that Russel Blakley be Summons to next court to Exhibit his acct & Settle the monies of MARK ROBERTSON & STERLING ROBERTSON the Orphans that is now under his care.

Minutes of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, of
Johnston County,North Carolina, Book 2, 1767-1777, 95.

[07 Nov 1770] Ord. that Michl. Rogers be appointed Guardian to the Orphans of Jno. Robertson Des'd to wit ELIJAH ROBERTSON, MARK & STERLING ROBERTSON who entered into Bond & Security with Jno. Rogers & Jno. Hinnant [blank] his securitys in the Sum of One Hundred Pounds procl. Money.

Minutes of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, of
Johnston County, North Carolina, Book 2, 1767-1777, 173.

[25 Aug 1772] In obedience Needham Bryan Senr. Esqr & William Bryan Esqr who were by a rule of Court appointed to award the sum due from Russel Blaekley Guardian to Ann Johnston wife of David Johnston as her filial portion of the Estate of John Roberson Deceased, Award that Russel Blaekley pay to the said David Johnston Twenty Pounds procl. Money with all the Lawfull cost of a suit commenced by the sd. David Johnston for the recovery of his said wifes filial portion as aforesaid.

Minutes of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, of
Johnston County, North Carolina, Book 2, 1767-1777, 175.

John EDDENS being summons'd as Garneshee to declare what of the Estate of Russell BLAEKLEY he had in his possession at & since the time of levying an Execution David JOHNSTON agt. Russell BLAEKLEY returnable to this Court declares on Oath that he hath one side of Leather One bason, two Jointers, Stocks and Irons, two plow hoes, one Slay, one pair Money Scails, one melting Ladle, one flesh forks, one spit, one Steel Trap, one candle stick, one pepper box one Linnen Wheal, some Juniper Timber

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one Bushell & Eighteen ears of Corn, one pair Iron Wedges, one piece of Iron called a logger head, one Chissel John WOOD being summonsed as Garneshee on the Same occasion declared on Oath that he hath a Weavers Loom, two stumps of Awls a Stump of Case Knife, two small pieces of Juniper Timber....Ordered that William WOOD Sen. & John WOOD Garneshees be Subject to the payment of Twenty Eight pounds procl. money to David JOHNSTON on the twenty fifth day of December Anno Dom One thousand seven hundred & Seventy three.

Minutes of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, of
Johnston County, North Carolina, Book 2, 1767-1777, 177-178.

[25 Aug 1772] Ordered that Russel Blackley former Guardian to orphans of John Robeson decd (to wit) ELIJAH, MARK, and STARLING ROBERSON to pay to Michael Rogers pr. Guardian to the aforesaid Orphan's the Sum of fourteen Pounds & Six pence procl. Money being the Payable part of their Fathers Estate, the court reported having made a deduction of Sixteen pounds proc. money, which Sum the Said Blackley has never before had Credit for.

Minutes of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, of
Johnston County, North Carolina, Book 2, 1767-1777, 196.

[11 May 1774] Ordered that William WARD Clerk of this Court issue Execution against William WOOD Senr. and John WOOD who were were summonses Garneshees in in the suit David JOHNSTON against Russell BLAEKLEY for the sum of Twenty Pounds Proc. Money and Cost part of Twenty Eight pounds due and oweing from the said Garnishees to Russel BLAEKLEY payable at Christmas last. and condemned in their hands as the Estate of the said Russel BLAEKLEY. 35/ BR fee Shff 13/4.

Source: North Carolina State Archives microfilm number C056.30001. Johnston County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, 1759-1777.



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[1224 Elijah and 1225 Elizabeth] Roberson to James Alford
Wake County, North Carolina Deed Book A, 34, 35

No. Carolina }
Wake County } Know all men by these Presents that We / Elijah Roberson and Thomas Bridgers all of the Province / and County aforesaid Planters are held and firmly Bound / unto James Alford Merchant of the same province and Coun - / ty in the Sum of fifty pounds proc. money, to be paid to / the Said James Alford his Heirs and Ex'ors, Administrators & / assigns for the true payment thereof We bind ourselves / our Heirs Ex'ors and Admrs Jointly and Severally firmly / by these Presents Sealed with our Seals and Dated this / 4th day of March Anno Domi. 1772 – THE CONDITION of the / above Obligation is such that whereas Elijah Roberson / and Elizabeth Roberson being the children of John Rober - / son Decd. Having an Equal Share of a Certain Tract or / parcell of Land in the County aforesd. And on the South / Side of Neuse River Now in the Possession of Dempsey / Powell being Willed and Bequeathed to them by the afore -/ said John Roberson Decd. Each of them One Equal part of / the Money arising from the Sale of the aforesd. Land and / the Said Elijah Roberson having Sold and Delivered his / Wright of the Same and the Wright of Elizabeth Roberson / and their Heirs forever to James Alford His Heirs and / Assigns &c. According to due form of Law. –

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Now if the said Elijah Roberson his Heirs & c Do Warrant / two Wrights of the Land aforesd. to James Alford / aforesaid to Him his Heirs & c it being his own Wright / and the Wright of his aforesaid Sister Elizth Roberson / then the above Obligation to be Void and of None Effect / otherwise to stand and Remain in full force power and / Virtue –
Sign'd Seal'd and Delivered }
In presence of us }                                              Elijah Robertson (SEAL)
Geo. Tassie
Charles (his X mark) Roberson                           Thomas (his X mark) Bridges (SEAL)

Wake County                                                      March Term 1773
The within Bond was in Open Court duely proved by the / Oath of Geo. Tassie a Subscribing Witness thereto and Ordered to be Recorded -Test
                                                                            John Rice C C

Wake County                                                       March Term 1773
The within Bond was Recorded in the Clerks Office of / Wake County in Book A and pages 34 and 35 –
                                                                              Test John Rice C C

Source: North Carolina Superior Court (Wake County) and North Carolina County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions (Wake County), Record books of wills, inventories, settlements of estates (1771-1902), Wills, Inventories & Estates, Books 1-3, 1771-1797, FHL microfilm 20005.

Wake County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of
Pleas and Quarter Sessions Book 1, 122-123.

At a County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions begun and held for the County of Wake at the Court House in Wake on the Sixth day of December in the Year of our Lord 1779, being the first Monday in said Month, Present the Worshipfull Joel Lane Esquire Justice, Thomas Wooten Esqur. Sheriff, John Rice Clerk....

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A bond for one thousand Pounds from James Robertson, John Robertson, Charles Robertson & David Johnston to Dempsey Powell was in Open Court duly proved by the Oath of Michael Rogers a Witness thereto and Ordered to be Recorded.

Source: Weynette Parks Haun, transcriber, Wake County, North Carolina, County Court Minutes Book 1, 1777-1784 (Durham, N.C.: W.P. Haun, 1977-).



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