EDGECOMBE CO, NORTH CAROLINA = (Tarboro) made 1741 from BERTIE CO, NC
Now lays next to Nash, Wilson, Halifax, Martin,  Pitt

MUSTER ROLLS OF EDGECOMBE CO


 Granville (1746),Halifax (1758), and Nash (1777) were formed from Edgecombe.
Counties made from =
Parts of Edgecombe, Johnston, Nash, and Wayne were taken in 1855 to form Wilson. 

11-21-1739 = THOMAS SELLERS land grant # 3897 = 300acres in Edgcombe Co on S.side of Tar River, jng John MILLS, Edmund TYSON and river side.
(perhaps read land description - as we have SELLERS connected to Tar River in ?? county,msh)
and a THOMAS SELLERS in 1755 Orange Co, NC, same?)
and a THOMAS SELLERS in Edgefield Co, SC

====
FEB 1740 Edgecombe Co, NC = Benjamin SELLERS
of Edgecombe Co, sells 50 acres of land in Bertie Co that
my father Mathew SELLERS bought of Benjamin FOREMAN,
where my mother now lives.

Benjamin SELLERS sells 50 acres of land on south side of
Meherin River and KIRBY creek that my father Matthew SELLERS
bought from Benj FOREMAN. Samuel MIRRET was witness,
(so must have lived close,msh)

3-25-1743 =BENJAMIN SELLARS= Grant#2485 = 200 acres in Edgecombe Co
on S side Swifts creek, jng Willm. WHITEHEAD and creek



FEB 19, 1744 michell dorman of edge co to william pregin of edge co, 17 pounds 10 shillings VA currency. 108 acres on the SS side of TARR RIVER, joining STANEY?
WIT JOHN PORTER, RICHARD SESSUMS



Edgecombe  NC  Deed Book  05-344 (by Betty Parrish)
23 May 1744  JAMES CAIN of Edg. to William Whitehead Artificer of
Edgecombe for 20pds, 320ac on north side of Fishing Creek, part of pat
640ac to JAMES CANE 6 May 1742.  s/ JAMES CANE.  Wit: Thos Kearney,
Benjn Sellers.
SEPT 21,1751 JOHN LAWHON of JOHNSTON CO to WILLIAM PRIDGEON (no county) 5 pounds VA currency 250 acres on the SS OF TAR RIVER, joining MICHAEL D------? and the river . a grant to JOHN LAWHON april 20, 1745.

WIT DUNCAN LAMON, EDWARD FLOWERS JR,
MAY CT 1752



        Sun, 21 Apr 2002 23:04:37 -0600
  From:
       "Beth Gay" <josephg@integrity.com>

Dec 1758 Edgecombe NC Deed Book 00, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, p. 19.
Thomas(x)HART of Edgcombe Co. to James NELSON of same. 16
Dec 1758. 30 pounds VA. 150 acres which was a Granville Grant to
sd HART 16 Dec 1758, on the north side of Swift Creek, joining
NELSON, Poplar Branch. Wit: William DORTCH, Benja SELLERS,
Benja SELLERS Jr., Oswell LANGLY. Jun Ct. 1759. Jos MONTFORT CC.

Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr., compiler, Edgecombe County, North
Carolina Deeds, Volume 1: 1759-1768 (Stephen E. Bradley, Jr.,
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464, 1995) 2.



1761 Edgecome Co,NC=
Benjamin Sellers dies 1761(born ca 1720)=first land was ca 1740,msh

Mathew Sellers (witness in 1761 to will of Benj SELLERS)
Mathew (son of Benj 1720) born ca would be about 18 /23
same?or another Mathew?



 BENJAMIN 1720/1761 will in EDGECOMBE CO 1761(Tarlboro city is in Edgecombe)
court with children - named in will and guardianship papers for the
children =
(children were minors)
wife = SARAH (remarried 6-15-1763 Edgecombe Co,Nc Thomas DIXON)
on guardianship papers
youngest son, SIMON
         son, JECONIAS
         son, ELISHA
         son, BENJAMIN
         son, JOEL
         dau, Mary Penelope (married 4-14-1764 Edgecombe Co,NC Arthur ROBBINS)

family came from Edgecombe Co,NC (Tarlboro) to BRUNSWICK CO, NC-
(Wm states 6 or 7 sons) so they may NOT all be listed on court
papers-Wm named 6-)
Who did he name/remember =

From:
           tedahester@juno.com

 Copied page from: Migrations Actual and Implied, Volume I,
compiled by
Caroline Cunningham, 1968. (Sutro F253 C8 v.1).

Land record where William Pope of Southampton County
Virginia transferred
200 acres on the South bank of Swift Creek to Hardy Pope of
EdgecombeCounty.
(Edgecombe County, NC , Deed Book C: page 16, 11 October,
1762.)

Land record where Thomas Pridgen and wife Martha, of Dobbs
County, NC deeded to Samuel Williams of Edgecombe County - 100 acres on
the South Side of the Tar River.
(Edgecombe County, NC , Deed Book C: page 442, 13 October,
1766.)



*In Jones' book, p. 1 = Mr. Jones
says that "He left ten children, and the Court appointed guardians
for all of them but three:  Thomas, Mary and WILLIAM."

*In Edgecombe Co NC County Court Minutes, 1763-1774,
Abstracted by Wynette Parks Haun, several interesting items.

p.50 = Jan 1767:  David Pridgen Guardian to William and Drury
Pridgen, orphans of William Pridgen...
p. 83 = Feb 1770, David Pridgen, Gdn of William Pridgeon, orphan
of William Pridgen...
p. 96 = Feb 1771 David Pridgen Gdn to William and Dreury Pridgen,
Orphans of William Pridgen...
p. 108= Feb 1772: David Pridgen Gdn to William and Drury Pridgeon,
Orphans of William Pridgeon, decd.....
p. 124 = Feb 1773 David Pridgeon, Gdn to DRURY Pridgeon,
orphan of William Pridgeon, decd...

*By 1773, William no longer needs a guardian
and has attained either the age of 18 [or 21 ?] and can now handle
his own affairs without David as his guardian.

He did sell his inherited land in Edgecombe Co in October 1775.
The deed clearly identifies him as a legatee of William who died
1762.
 *Therefore, William was born somewhere between 1752 and 1755.
 

1769 BRUNSWICK CO, NC tax list =

BENJAMIN SELLERS
ELISHA SELLERS
JACONEAS SELLERS
JAMES SELLERS
JOEL SELLERS
MATHEW SELLERS
SIMON SELLERS
ARTHUR ROBBINS
JETHRO ROBBINS
ROBERT ELLIS
JOHN HICKMAN
ABIGAIL HART
NO DIXONS

MANY land deeds in BRUNSWICK CO, NC and COLUMBUS CO (made in 1808 from
BRUNSWICK and BLADEN) between these SELLERS-
If you use the land decriptions in these deeds you can tell where the
land laid (which swamp/river)
The court records show connections and witnesses to each others land-
JAMES MARLOWE did an excellant job of extracting land deeds in
BRUNSWICK Co - and FRAN LAAKER did extraordinary work on this area.



From Edgecombe Co, NC, Genweb Page:

Some misc. marriages from Edgecombe County, N.C. The marriage dates range
from the 1700's thru the 1800's.
 

PRIDGEN   DAVID         EVANS     AMEY      26 JUN 1762
PRIDGEN   THOMAS        RUFFIN    MARTHA    15 JUN 1763
PRIDGEON  WILLIAM       THOMAS    MOURNING  13 NOV 1761
SELLERS, Sarah         D250 DIXON, Thomas              15/06/1763
SELLERS, Penelope      R152 ROBINS, Arthur             14/04/1764
SELLERS, Sarah         Y520 YOUNG, William             19/08/1763  (Where did we go?msh)
DIXON     GREEN         BRADLEY   ELIZABETH 12 NOV 1799
HICKMAN   ELIZABETH     DEW  ABRAHAM   02 DEC 1763
HICKMAN   WILLIAM       STRICKLIN LUERELIA  19 DEC 1762



EDGECOMBE CO, NC=(made in 1741 from Bertie/Chowan)
1741, Benj SELLERS buys 350 acres on south side of Swift Creek
1741, Benj SELLERS, wit to sale on north side of Tar river/Dickinsoon/Bracewell
1743, Benj SELLERS, Wit, land sale on north side of Fishing Creek on Great Posocin
(KEARNEY/WHITEHEAD/HART)
1744, Benj SELLERS, Wit sale of 320 acres on north side Fishing Creek ,CANES patent
(WHITEHEAD/MASSON/KEARNEY)
1744, Wm PRIDGEON =buys 200 acres on north side of tar river with 25 pounds of VA
1744, Wm PRIGEN = witness sale of land on North side of Tarr river of DICKINSON
1744, Wm PREGIN of Edge, buys 108 acres on suth side of Tarr River for 17 pounds of VA
currency
1744 , Benj SELLERS wit to land sale on No side of Fishing creek  of James
CANE/WmWHITEHEAD
1745,Wm PRIDGEN sells 150 ac on south side of Tosneott swamp to John STEVENS
1748, Benj SCELLARS buys with 6 pds of VA money , 100 acres on south side of Swift Creek,
joining a marsh, Arthur WHITEHEAD patent OF 1738
WIT= Wm DORTCH, Thomas HORN
1749, Benjamin SCELLERS , planter to Jacob WHITEHEAD
(HILLIARDS/HILLS/CANE/DORTCH)
1751, Wm PRIDGEON buys 250 acres on south side of Tar river from John LAWHON of
Johnston Co,NC
1756, Wm PRIDGEON of Edge. Co with 25 pounds current money of VA, 100 acres on south
side of Tar river
1761, Geo SELLERS of Edgecome buys 650 acres on North side of Tar River
1763, Geo SELLERS and wife FATHEY sell land
believe to be same Geo SELLERS and wife Fatha GURLEY SELLERS, dau of =
from Northampton Co,NC and Southampton, VA
1762 , WILL of WILLIAM PRIDGEON,  sons , Thomas, Jesse, William on abstracts-
WILL =



 Nathaniel HICKMAN with wife Sarah in Edgecombe Co, NC is
closely associated with Thomas DIXON in 1748 land .

SIMON SELLERS born ca 1748, youngest son of Benjamin SELLERS 1720/1761
was to receive his Mothers portion of his Fathers land when she died.

 Sarah SELLERS married 6-17-1763 Edgecome Co, NC to  Thomas DIXON

3-4-1772 Simon SELLERS sells land on SWIFT CREEK - Wit: Thomas DIXON

1790 Edgecombe= Thomas DIXON will= heir=William

1795 Edgecombe = Nathaniel HICKMAN will = heirs, Sarah, Nathaniel,
William and Snowden.
Whether this is Sr and Jr from 1748 - we would need to read the census.
 



1790 EDGECOMBE CO, NC CENSUS =
NO SELLERS

1790 EDGECOMBE CO, NC
Dixon, Thomas..................................1-2-3-0-5
Dew, John......................................1-3-2-0-6
Dixon, Nicholas................................1-3-4-0-0
Dew, Arthur....................................2-2-2-0-16
======
Hickman, Nathaniel.............................2-0-2-0-6
Haynes, John...................................1-0-3-0-0
Hall, david....................................1-1-4-0-0
Hickman, William...............................1-3-3-0-4
===
Dixon, William.................................2-2-2-0-0
Dixon, John....................................1-2-3-0-0
Dixon, John jr.................................1-1-2-0-0


"Edgecombe County, North Carolina Vital Records 1720-1880"
Sellers, JamesBef 1775 Bef 1798 Faithful, (widow of John West)

========
1800 EDGECOMBE CO, NC
COFIELD DISON, PAGE 194
THOMAS DISON, PAGE 194 =10200-10100-00
MILECENT DIXON, PAGE 195=01001-00110-00
SARAH DIXON, PAGE 194=00000-00001-03
SARAH DIXON, PAGE 194=10010-10010-00
THOMAS DIXON, PAGE 194=10010-10010-00
WILLIAM DIXON, SR, PAGE 194=00001-00001-05
NOAH HICKMAN, PAGE 208=00010-00010-00
SARAH HICKMAN, PAGE 208=00000-000-12 (two exact listed?)
SNOWDEN HICKMAN, PAGE 208=20010-10011-00
WILLIAM HICKMAN, PAGE 207=10010-00100-00



Nathaniel BILBERRY born 1758 in Edgecomb Co. N.C. died 23 Apr 1836 in
     Edgecomb Co. N.C. Married about 1790 to Mary ---? Married Nancy COFFIELD
     31 Jan 1824 Service: Private in 3rd Regt. then 2nd Regt.N.C. line. Saw service in
     N.C., VA., NJ., Ny., Was attached to life guard of General George Washington in
     battles of Brandywine, Valley Forge and Monmouth. Children : 1. Mary, born 26 July
     1792, married Redden Bonner 2. Frances, married George Killebrew 3. Will 1815
     Tax list some Bilbry orphans living with him
     Submitted by: Richard Bilbrey RB0540@aol.com

Posted by Rb0548@aol.com <Rb0548@aol.com> on Mon, 28 Sep 1998

                              Surname: BILBERRY

     BILBERRY, ISHAM
     Not much is known of Isham in North Carolina. He was born about 1765 and died
     in Tenn. in 1845. He married Ruth Sellars in 1788 in Chatham Co. N. C. He's
     listed in the Revolutionary Army Accounts Record Book. In, "Graves of
     Revolutionary War Patriots" BILBORY, Isham: Polk Bilbrey Cemetery, Oak Hill,
     Overton Co. Tenn.





LATER MARRIAGES =
DAVID PRIDGEN/ NANCY TEAT/ SEP 13, 1843

EDGECOMBE CO, NC MINUTES =(post Separate page)
   From:
        "Francie" <flane@otn.net>

FEBRUARY, 1770:
Elisha BATTLE, Guardian of Jeremiah & Elizabeth HILLIARD, orphans of Jacob
HILLIARD exhibited acct.

Thomas LEWIS overseer in room of John WOODARD over Sappony Bridge.

Arthur SELLERS in room of John WOODARD

John WOODARD and John STALLIONS who were security for Anne STALLIONS who
was
Guardian for Anne STALLIONS, Orphan of James STALLIONS comes into court and
moves that Arthur O NEAL who intermarried with the said Anne STALLIONS be
summoned to appear at the next court to give other security.

Deed from Samuel KANNADAY & ux. To Duncan LAMON proved by Jacob FLOWERS.

Deed from Joseph SEALY to Thomas LEWIS proved by David PRIDGEON

MAY, 1770:
Petition of William ANDREWS for a road – referred.

Deed from John GREEN to Jesse GREEN proved by Joel HORN

Deed of Gift from William WHITLEY, Sr. to William WHITLEY proved by Jno.
THOMAS,
Sr.

Ordered by consent of parties that Elisha BATTLE, Guardian of Jeremiah
HILLIARD,
orphan of Jacob HILLIARD on behalf of sd. orphan assign to Sarah HORN who
was
formerly Sarah HILLIARD, wife of said Jacob, her dower in the land and
tenements
of which the said Jacob in her lifetime was levyed or that he confound and
agree
with her & her present husband, Henry HORN, Jr. for the same.

Taxable District 10:
Jesse HARE, Esq.
Jonathan COLEMAN   Capt. Simon GRAY

AUGUST, 1770:
Jesse GREEN overseer in room of William DIXON

Christopher STROTHER overseer in room of Jesse GREEN

Petition of William ANDREWS granted – jury to lay off road from Little
Sappony
Bridge to Bute line between Little Turkey Creek and Little Peach Tree; to
wit:
Nathan BODDIE, Thomas HERBERT, Mathias MANNING, Sr., Mathias MANNING, Jr.,
William VESTER, Thomas RICHARDSON, Richard DEANS, Derrel DAVENPORT, William
ROSS, Jr., Isaac ROSS, Cornelius TAYLOR, Stephen BATCHELOR, Samuel BRYANT,
Newit
LANE, William BRASWELL, Simon WILLIAMS,  Joseph TUCKER, Thomas TUCKER, Jr.
Hands:  William ANDREWS, Henry BANES, William HAYNES, Derrel DAVENPORT,
Burwell
ATKINSON, Thomas RICHARDSON, Thomas TUCKER, John BIGGS, Christopher VAUGHN,
Edward PURCEL, Joshua BURREL, Fredrick VAUGHN and that William VESTER be
overseer.

Deed from William TUCKER to Henry PEED proved by William ANDREWS

Deed from William TAYLOR to Thomas WILLIAMS proved by Nicholas SKINNER

Grand Jury:  Exum LEWIS

Deed from Arthur WHITLEY to Arthur WESTRY proved by Duncan LAMON

FEBRUARY, 1771:
Leonard LANGSTON overseer in room of Abram BAGGOT

Deed from William WHITEHEAD & wife to Reuben TAYLOR proved by West POPE.

James PITMAN, Guardian of Thomas PITMAN, Legatee of John GAY, exhibited
acct.

Henry ATKINS, Guardian of Nathan WHEATLEY, orphan of George WHEATLEY,
exhibited
acct.

Richard GORE & Richard BOLTON appointed in the town of Tarborough & any
place
within, Searchers for distance of 3 miles from the sd. town.

MAY, 1771:
Rowland WILLIAMS overseer in room of David MANN

Deed from William BRASWELL to Rowland WILLIAMS proved by Edward MOORE, Esq.

Jury to lay off road from the road ending near William HORN into the road
leading from Duncan LAMON’s crossing the Great Branch at or near the
Sapponey
Road:  Daniel ROSS, John BATTLE, Josiah CRUDUP, Philip THOMAS, John
FLOWERS,
James RICKS,  John RICKS,  David BUNN, Benjamin BUNN, William HORN, Henry
HORN,
Jr., Isaac HORN, Samuel SKINNER, James JOLLEY, Jacob BARNES, Arthur VESTER,
Benjamin O NEAL, Benjamin RICKS, and that William BARNS be overseer.
Hands:
William BARNES, Elijah REVELL, Micajah REVELL, Jacob BARNES, Jr., John
PITMAN,
Arthur O NEAL, David BUNN, Benjamin BUNN, Samuel SKINNER.

Taxable District 10:
Elisha BATTLE, Esq.
Joseph PITMAN   Capt. Simon JOHNSON

AUGUST, 1771:
Jury to lay off road near William HORNs the best and most convenient way
into
the road leading from LAMONs ferry at or near Benjamin DENSONs, to wit:
William
HORN, James RICKS, John RICKS, James JOLLEY, David BUNN, Arthur WHITLEY,
Benjamin RICKS, John RICKS, Lewis RICKS, Samuel SKINNER, Benjamin O NEAL,
Henry
HORN, Jr., Isaac HORN, Thomas WILLIAMS, Nicholas SKINNER and John
DAVENPORT, and
that the following hands work on the same:  Arthur WHITLEY, Benjamin BUNN,
David
BUNN, Arthur O NEAL, John PITMAN, Micajah REVELL, Jacob BARNES, Jr., Elijah
REVELL, Samuel SKINNER and William BARNES and their hands, and that William
BARNES be overseer thereof.

Deed from Jesse GREEN to Joel HORN – ack’d

Ordered that the companies belonging to the road under the care of Benjamin
SMITH, Arthur SELLERS and Gale BRYANT build & erect a bridge over Sapponey
Creek
at Thomas ATKINSONs and that Thomas LEWIS be overseer of the said bridge.

NOVEMBER, 1771:
Deed from Elisha BATTLE, Guardian to Jeremiah HILLIARD, to Henry HORN, Jr.
– Ack
’d

Deed from Abner HILL to William HARRIS proved by William ANDREWS.

Deed from Miles BUSBY & ux to Lodwick ALFORD, Jr. proved by William
ANDREWS.

Deed from Benjamin EVANS to Sherrod HARRIS proved by Beverly BELCHER

Deed from James MASSINGALE to John PESMORE proved by William ANDREWS

Deed from Cornelius TAYLOR to Jeremiah DEENES proved by William ANDREWS

Deed from William STRICKLAND to Edward MOORE proved by Moses STALLIONS

FEBRUARY, 1772:
On motion of John WOODARD, one of the Securities of Anne STALLIONS for her
administration of estate of James STALLIONS – ordered that the Sheriff
summon
sd. Anne STALLIONS to appear at next court to give other security.

Deed from Benjamin EVANS to Richard BOLTON proved by Sherrod HARRIS

Henry ATKINS, Guardian of Nathan WHITLEY, orphan of George WHITLEY,
exhibited
acct.

William LEWIS overseer in room of Thomas LEWIS

To paid:     £ / S / P
Nathan BODDIE, Tyekot  2.10.2
Exum LEWIS, Tychot 2.3.4
William HILLS,  Do.  2.1.4
John COHOON  2.9.7
Mathew DRAKE  2.1.10
Mathew DRAKE  1.19.10
William ANDREWS  2.4.10
Robert COTTON  2.1.7
William HORN  2.1.10
Aaron BAKER  2.6.4
Jacob SESSUMS  2.2.10
Jacob SESSUMS  2.5.10

Grand Jury:  William ANDREWS

MAY, 1772:
Celia BARNS, a single woman of this county, having made information that
she had
lately been delivered of a male base begotten child and that James BARNES,
son
of Joseph, was the father of the same. Thereupon the said James BARNES
appeared
in court and entered into a bond of £20 Procl. For saving harmless the
Parish of
St. Mary and maintaining sd. child with Ephraim BARNES, Security who is
approved.

Arthur O NEAL, appointed Guardian of Esther & Elijah STALLINGS, orphans of
James
STALLINGS, he accordingly entered into bond of £150 Procl. With Isham O
NEAL,
Benjamin O NEAL and Nicholas SKINNER.

Ordered that the following persons be a jury to lay off a road from the
road
near William HORNs, the best & most convenient way into the road leading
from
LAMONs Ferry at or near Benjamin DENSONs, to wit:  William HORN, James
RICKS,
John RICKS, James JOLLEY, David BUNN, Arthur WHITLEY, Benjamin RICKS, John
RICKS, Lewis RICKS, Samuel SKINNER, Benjamin O NEAL, Henry HORN, Jr., Isaac
HORN, Thomas WILLIAMS,  Nicholas SKINNER and John DAVENPORT, and that the
following hands work on the same; to wit: Arthur WHITLEY, Benjamin BUNN,
David
BUN, Arthur O NEAL, John PITMAN, Micajah REVELL, Jacob BARNES, Elijah
REVELL,
Samuel SKINNER, and William BARNES and their hands & that William BARNES be
overseer thereof.

AUGUST, 1772
Elijah PROCTOR, a base born son of Mary PROCTOR, age 13 years be bound to
Elisha
STALLIONS to learn the art & mystery of a cooper.

LWT of Jesse ANDREWS exhibited & proved by William WILLIAMS.  Inventory of
estate of Jesse ANDREWS exhibited..

Deed of Sale: John STALLINGS to James STALLINGS – proved by Elisha
STALLINGS.

Deed of Sale: John STALLINGS to Willis STALLINGS – proved by Elisha
STALLINGS.

Deed of Sale: Gregory STALLINGS, Jr to Elisha STALLINGS – proved by John
ONEAL.

Deed of Sale – Lodwick ALFORD to Edward PURCEL – proved by William ANDREWS.

Ordered Abraham EVANS to oversee the road from Falling Run to the Great
Branch
near GREGORY STALLIONS Path & that the hands of Jesse HARE, Sherwood
HAYWOOD &
Josiah MURPHREE work under him.

Ordered that Daniel WOODARD be overseer of the road from the Great Branch
near
GREGORY STALLINGS Path to Swift Creek Bridge & all the hands who formerly
worked
under WOODARD (except those ordered to work under Abraham Evans) together
with
the hands of Robert DIGGER & William ELLINOR work on the same.

Arthur ONEAL, guardian of Jacob, Esther & Elizabeth STALLINGS, orphans of
James
STALLINGS exhibited inventory of estate of said orphans.

On examining the several lists of Taxables returned by Majistrator, the
number
appears to be 2,620.  Ordered that the tax of 2 shillings be levied on
every
taxable person in this county.

Rowland WILLIAMS & Hardy STRICKLAND appointed Searchers from William NELMS’
to
the Bute line.

NOV, 1772:
Shadrack RODGERS, being brought before the court on information of Sarah
WHITLEY
for bastardy, accordingly entered into Bond of £200 with Tristram RODGERS &
William ROBERTS for the endemnification of the Parish of St. Marys.

John EATMAN overseer in the room of Rowland WILLIAMS.

William LEWIS appointed Constable in the room of John SHEPPERD.

Thomas ATKINS appointed overseer in the room of William LEWIS.

Deed of Sale:  Leonard LANGSTON to Richard COTTON – proved by John
SINGLETON.



From:
        linda angell <angell@gate.net>
Bertie CoNC list.

Extracts from "Colonial Soldiers Of The South (1732-1774)"
>by Murtie June Clark
>
>(Pgs. 660-681) Muster Rolls of Edgecombe County Militia, North Carolina
>(1750's)  Captain Jacob Whitehead's company
>     Captain   Whitehead, John
>     Lieut.       Whitehead, Arthur
>     Ensign     Williams, Samuel
>     Sergeant Sellars, Benjamin
>                      Brightwell, William
>                      Wimberly, George
>     Corporal Williams, Benjamin
>                     Jones, John
>                     Young, Robert
>                     Coleman, Charles
>                     Bunn, David
>    Drummer Evans, Abraham
>    Soldier     Drake, Mathew        Anderson, William
>                     Pitman, Arthur          Johnson, Simond
>                     Parish, Edward        Mainer, Robert
>                     Bearns, Jacob          Dickenson, William
>                     Coleman, Robert      Strickland, Joseph
>                     Parker, Francis         Bond, Henry
>                     Allen, Rodger            Odum, Aron
>                     Standfield, John        Ross, Andrew
>                     Norris, William          Ross, James
>                     Wise, William            Cavenah, Neidham
>                     Stallings, John           Brdges, Samuel
>                     Hatcher, John            Brass, Jacob
>                     Hatcher, John Jun.    Stephens, Stephen
>                     Stallions, George      Bird, William
>                     Woodard, Moses      Battle, Elisha
>                     Pope, West                Floid, Thomas
>                     Exum, Thomas          Drake, Nathaniel
>                     Coleman, Charles    More, John
>                     Likes, John                Likes, Joshua
>                     Sumner, Joseph        Likes, Benjamin
>                     Cavenah, David        Jordan, Edward
>                     Norriss, John             Jordan, Joshua
>                     Bass, Edward           Wheatfield, Thomas
>                     Brasswell, Jacob       Likes, Joseph
>                    Thomson, William      Stallings, James
>                     Likes, William           Coleman, Aron
>                     Rose, Robert            Paitt, Abraham
>                     Brasswell, William    Holland, Thomas
>                     Tayler, William          Pitman, Thomas
>                     Jenkins, John            Pitman, Nathan
>                     Griffin, James           Young, William
>                     Phillips, Joseph        Curby, Humphry
>                     Rose, Thomas          Murphry, William
>                     Pitman, William        Bass, Abraham
>                     Cavanah, Aquilla      Wheatfield, Thomas, Jun.
>                     Wakins, John            Brasswell, Athur
>                     Pope, Hardeson       Lingly, William
>                     Strickland, David      Bass, Isaac
>                     Johnson, William      Sellers, Elijah
>                     Musselwhite, Leonard    O'Neale, John
>                     Barns, John                Thomas, Micage
>                     Standfield, Thomas   Skiner, Samuel
>                     Wise, John                  Andrews, John
>                     Williams, James         Privet, William
>                     Thomas, John            Hilliard, Jacob
>                     Beckworth, Henry      Hilliard, Robert
>                     Pitman, Joseph          Woodward, John
>                     Jordan, Jacob
>
Virginia


        From:
             Piper965@aol.com
>TISDAL, RENISON
>Sept. 26, 1808.  Feb. Ct., 1811.  Bk. E, p 2.  Wife: (not named)
furniture,
>horse, mare, saddle, bridle, 30 hogs, 3 cows and claves.  Lend 850 A land
>whereon I live during widowhood, 4 negros furniture,  1/4 still; reversion
>of land to PHILANDER;    sons:  HENRY and WILLIAM, 1 negro each;  EDWARD,
1
>negro and set of blacksmith's tools; and PHILANDER (Exrs), 3 negroes and
>saddler's shop and tools, still to be shared with EDWARD and mother;  dau:
>ELIZABETH PEARCE, L.2; gr. sons: JOEL and JOSIAH PRIDGEN, 1 negro to be
>shared; son-in-law:  HARDY PRIDGEN , L.2; son-in-law ELISHA HORN, L.2; gr.
>daus:     HANSEL AND TABITHA HORN, to share1 negro at death of gr. mother;
>gr. son:  MARTIN HORN, 1 negro at death of gr. mother; gr. son: SARKY
>PRIDGEN,     1 negro; dau: ONEY BARNES, 1 negro; gr. dau: LEVISA TIDSALE,
>furniture (all new), cow and calf and $50; gr. dau:   ELIZABETH TISDALE, 1
>negro, residue divided between wife and 6 chil and 6 gr. chil.  Wit:
PETER
>GRAY, BENJAMIN GRAY, REBEKAH GRAY, ELIZABETH GRAY, JAS.  WILLIAMS.
>



Family of David Pridgen and Nancy Teat

1850 Census, Edgecombe, NC, p. 188
Wm Priggen, 39, Overseer
Harriet, 31
E[lizabeth]. C[atherine]., 12
Martha A., 11
H[arriet]. E[lizabeth]., 9 (this is my line)
Wm. W., 6
M.R.E., 3
John R., 6/12
Wm Summerlin(?), 35, farmer
David Priggen, 30, Overseer
Nancy, 31
Caroline V. Priggen, 6
H.T., 4
Primmery, 2
Martha A., 1/12

1860 Census, Tarboro, Edgecombe, NC, p. 242
David Bridgen, 45
Nancy, 45
Caroline, 16
Thomas, 15
Pennina, 14
Mary, 13
Noah, 11

1870 Census, Upper Fishing Creek, Edgecombe, NC p. 269
Bridging, David, 54
Nancy, 52
Caroline, 25
Mary, 16
Noah, 18
George, 5 (son of Caroline)
Henry, 3 (son of Caroline)

1880 Census, Upper Fishing Creek, Edgecombe, NC, p. 81
Pridgeon, David, 62
Nancy, 64

Don't let the misspellings of Pridgen in the 1860 and 1870 census worry
you.  We know this is David Pridgen and Nancy Teat because of the correct
spellings in 1850 and 1880 and from the children listed in David's
settlement.

To be continued . . .

Gail



FROM PRIDGENS, from whom? and Source?=
*In Jones' book, p. 1 = Mr. Jones
says that "He left ten children, and the Court appointed guardians
for all of them but three:  Thomas, Mary and WILLIAM."

*In Edgecombe Co NC County Court Minutes, 1763-1774,
Abstracted by Wynette Parks Haun, several interesting items.

p.50 = Jan 1767:  David Pridgen Guardian to William and Drury
Pridgen, orphans of William Pridgen...
p. 83 = Feb 1770, David Pridgen, Gdn of William Pridgeon, orphan
of William Pridgen...
p. 96 = Feb 1771 David Pridgen Gdn to William and Dreury Pridgen,
Orphans of William Pridgen...
p. 108= Feb 1772: David Pridgen Gdn to William and Drury Pridgeon,
Orphans of William Pridgeon, decd.....
p. 124 = Feb 1773 David Pridgeon, Gdn to DRURY Pridgeon,
orphan of William Pridgeon, decd...

*By 1773, William no longer needs a guardian
and has attained either the age of 18 [or 21 ?] and can now handle
his own affairs without David as his guardian.

He did sell his inherited land in Edgecombe Co in October 1775.
The deed clearly identifies him as a legatee of William who died
1762.
 *Therefore, William was born somewhere between 1752 and 1755.
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She is absolutely correct....I believe that William was a small boy when
his father died and he was appointed a guardian.CPM
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Another Post...concerns a letter that we have in our archives written by
B.J. Pridgen to a cousin in Creek, NC...Iwonder if this is Town Creek, NC.
I remember posting this letter with some trepidation since it was so flawed
in its data. It is so difficult to change people's mind once they see
something in print.

The letter states,
“...There was a Tom Pridgen, who settled near a place called
Taliafero in Georgia about the year 1775 or 76...I am unable to
learn where he came from, tho I feel
certain he was perhaps an older or younger brother of Drew
Pridgen, the father of Hardy.  In fact, it may have been the father
of Drew.  He left in Taliafero a son by name of Tom, who raised
a son by name of John, who emigrated and settled in
Florida near Quincy."

This researcher points out the following facts:
#1 Taliaferro was not organized as a county until 1825
#2  There is a  William Pridgen in Wilkes Co GA 1784,   but no Tom
#3  There were brothers Tom, William, and Drew, but not all in GA so early,
if ever.
(CPM....THOMAS AND DREWRY NEVER LEFT NC...WILLIAM, SON OF WILLIAM (D. 1762)
DID LEAVE NC
#4  There was a Tom Pridgen in TELFAIR [not Telaferro]  GA in 1820.  This
Tom was born ca 1780-1785.
#5  This same Tom did indeed move to Jackson Co FL and is on the 1830
census there.
#6  This Tom Pridgen did have sons John and Thomas.

(SO THAT PART OF THE SENATOR'S LETTER IS INCORRECT (CPM))

The Ralph book by Carson lists the family of William II, and Sarah Waller.
Carson does not list Thomas as a son.  They were said to have married Dec
1780.  That gives a perfect time slot for Thomas [1780-85] to be their son.
  Carson's
list begins with a daughter Harriet, birth year unknown.

The Carson book has the William Pridgen family moving to Georgia about a
decade later than the Senator's estimate.
Some things fit, but not all.
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ANOTHER LETTER:

"All we know for sure is that John G. Pridgen (da 1818 GA) lived
and died in Henry Co AL.  He married in Henry Co in 1836
Bethany CASITY.  Printed sources show Carity, but
a copy of the old handwritten document from microfilm and  It is
unmistakeably CASITY.  "There are no Carity families that I
can find in any state, but there are Casity, Cassady, etc families
in Henry Co AL at the time."

Thomas Pridgen, 1830 census of adjoining Jackson Co FL, lived
within 2 miles of the lands patented by John G. Pridgen after he
had his own family.  The township T7N  RllW overlaps the Alabama
Florida state line.   John G. lived in AL, Tom 2 miles away in Florida.
I have plotted the township map, neighbors, etc. since Tom did not
own land, and can tell which neighbors he lived between, per census.

Thomas was the only Pridgen man in the area
as early as 1830.  He did have males of the ages of a Thomas and
a John G.  Not proof of paternity, but a very strong circumstance,
and does agree with the Senator's letter."

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NEXT LETTER....A STRONG ARGUMENT .....

"The Tom who came to GA in 1775 or 76 probably should
be William instead of Tom.  Otherwise, the lineage seems
OK, since Tom was in Telfair early 1800s, on census 1820,
and in Florida 1830.  This Tom did indeed have a son Tom
and another son John G.

The Senator seems to have some info on brothers Tom and
Drew, but this cannot be the same Tom.   Since there was
a William in GA, (Wilkes Co Papers) who signed a Petition
in 1784, this William seems to be a more likely candidate for
our man.

Carson makes no mention of William's having a son Tom.   But
the Waller genealogy fails to mention Sophia as a daughter,
according to Carson.  If one case is possible, why not more
cases of family histories with missing names?"
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