Hello again. Try searching for Ransom with "Bute County North Carolina" or "Warren County North Carolina" in Google. I jsut came across Ransom surname there. I have a Ransom Davis from Bartholomew county that I warch for. He married a Hannah doane in Granville Co NC early; Bute was taken from Granville in 1764 and then only lasted until 1779, when Bute became Warren. Let me know how you do. Sandy Beatty from BP2000-L48!