John FONDREN received land grants in the area of South Carolina that had been considered North Carolina when the grants were made.
The first deed found is in Tryon Co., NC 9 May 1769. The prior year he is a witness for John Boun and Hugh Quinn and another for Jacob COBRON. (Was Cobron also shown later as having "Cobrin's Company" in the Rev. War ?)
2 Feb 1771 (p.323) John Fondren of Tryon to James MURPHY, (did Miss Murphy / Murphey m. an Adair ?) William ADAIR, Hance McWhirter, Alexander LOVE, John Price, Henry Neely all of Tryon Co. for s5 current money of NC -- unto the sd. representatives and their successors of the congregation of Bethesda - land on the north side of the branch commonly known as Buckeys[?} branch, 10 Acres.....John Fondren. Wit: John Robinson, William HANNA (w) Rec. Jan term 1771. (from Deeds ..Tryon, Lincoln, Rutherford Co, NC 1769-1786).