Guilford Co., formed from Rowan and Orange 1770 Rowan formed 1753 from Anson Orange formed from Granville, Johnson and Bladen Rockingham formed from upper Guilford 1785
Guilford: Chloe Dear m. Solomon Hodgson 1792 (son of John Hodgson and Mary Mills. Stephen Odear m. Elizabeth Stubblefield 1793. (I also have Charles Adear and his family here - my notes show this Charles to be Joseph Charles Adear).
Rowan: Elisha Adair and Elizabeth Reese (from Joseph b. 1711 line)
I have for some time wondered about the John Adare in Bladen Co., who referred to his wife as Jogee.Recently I came across the surname Josey and thought maybe this Jogee was named Josey.As I searched for this surname in N.C., I found it connected with the following surnames: Norfleet, Standifer, Lightfoot, Alston, Whitmell, Hunter, Bryan, Slaughter.As I looked at my notes on the Thomas Whitmell line, all of these names were intermarried with his descendents in and around Bertie, N.C. I also found Truesdale connections here. I am at a point right now where I can't see the forest for the trees.Just thought I would put this out there since you are currently posting info on that area of N.C.
Now referring back to the name Standifer/Standiford/etc. - I have also wondered about this Clorinda (Chloe) Standiford b. 1737, married William Edye in Joppa, Baltimore, Md. Nov. 6, 1770.Her parents were James Standiford and Martha Watkins.Her gr. parents: John Standiford and Margaret Skelton. (Shirley, I believe you have posted some variations of spelling for Adair as Edye, Edzer?) I have thought that maybe this Chloe was the one that is in Guilford and m. Hodgson in 1792?There is a Chloe Standiford that m. John VanBibber in Baltimore, Md. in 1760.It seems he became a trader and went down the Ms. River and spent several years after meeting up with Daniel Boone.If Chloe didn't go with him, possibly they divorced?? Much of this is speculation, but how can we get past brick walls if we don't pursue new ideas?