1769-1771 (Book 8) James Adair from James Barr, p.290 (Anson then Rowan Co?) James Adair from Christopher Reynolds, p.284 ditto p.285 ditto p.286 Mary Odyer to John Miller, p.348
1753, March 27. Rowan Co.was formed from Anson Co. Refer cemetery records : James Barr, d. 5-22-1788, 42yrs John Barr, d. 11-10-1831, 82yrs Thomas Miller, d. 9-18-1774
http://http:// ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/rowan/cemeteries/thy... Thyatira Presbyterian Church - Rowan County, NC Thyatira is one of the oldest Presbyterian churches west of the Yadkin River, if not the very oldest. It is located in Rowan County, 10 miles west of Salisbury on Highway 150 in the Millbridge community. 1753. Jan 17. The deed for the land on which the church and cemetery are locatedwas made and is registered in the court house at Salisbury. Deed , between Jno. Lynn of ye County of Anson in the Province of North Carolina, of the one part, And the Congregation Known by Ye Congregation belonging to Ye Lower Meeting house between ye Yatkin river ; the Cutabo River, adhering to a minister licensed from or by a Presbytery belonging; the old synod of Philadelphia...... OnJan 17 1753 Rowan Co was still part of Anson Co. On Mar 27 1753 the separation took place when Rowan was formed from Anson. There was a Presbyterian congregation in this community prior to the making of the deed. It’s first name was Lower Meeting House. By Dec 1755, the name was changed to CATHEY's Meeting House. ............................................ James Adear & David Stephenson. 1760-1763 David Stephenson moved to the waters of Turkey Creek. 1766 David Stephenson may have received a North Carolina land grant. 1763 Mecklenburg Co, NC formed from Anson Co. 1764 12 Aug. Augusta Co. VA Deed Bk 11, p. 681 ........"David Stevenson and Annos to John Burnside, .........400 acres on CATHEY's River on N. Branch of the Great Meadow, .........east side Walker's Run, .........corner Thos. Stevenson, patented to said David 16 Jun 1744 (??)
1768 14 March : "Robert Harper of Prov. of South Carolina .........to David Stevenson of Mecklenburg, .........land on waters of Turkey Creek, north side of Mirroses Mill branch .........200 acres granted 6 Sep 1766... ........Signed Robert Harper and Mary Harper. ........Witnesses, Saml Gay and James Stephenson (Deed Bk 3, pp. 81-82)
1768-1779 Tryon Counties Life. Late in life David Stephenson .........moved to live with his daughter Anne ADAIR, who lived in Chester Co. .............................................. Was Taylor also spelt “Tyler” ? Arthur Taylor (son of Robert Taylor and Susannah Anderson), wife Celia, of NC owned land in CATHEY’s Creek, Rutherford, Anson and old Tryon, which possibly was Anson at the time. (Rutherford Co NC Deeds)
17 April 1772 Anson Co NC : Arthur Taylor 100 acres by Solomon Gross. 12 July 1774 Arthur Taylor and Frances Lee to Archibald Campbell, deed processed by Alexander Martin 50 acres on Riggs Creek on the waters of Little River, Anson Co.
July 1775. Tryon Co Court documents 1769-1778. Index to land surveys Old Tryon Co NC Arthur Taylor File # 1109 1775 CATHEY's Creek. (This was the Rutherford Co area of old Tryon.) Old Tryon Co NC Deeds: Ordered that Arthur Taylor be appointed overseer of the road leading from Col Walkers to the Wagon Ford from the mouth of Green River in that part between Col WALKERs and James ADEARs and that he enter on the duty of it accordingly and James ADEAR serve as overseer between his house and the wagon ford below the mouth of the river.(Was Col. Walker relative of Houston family from Ireland ?)
Jan 1778 Tryon Co NC Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Deed of sale from Arthur Taylor to Wm GILBERT for 300acres.
Jan 1780 NC Abstracts of Minutes: Court of Pleas and Quarter sessions Hedy Hughes Newton: Deed from Hugh Dodd to Arthur Taylor 200acres Cathey's Creek Main Broad River proved by Robert Shipley.
14 April 1779 Montgomery Co NC land entries: Arthur Taylor 50 acres on Big Creek off Little River. Arthur Taylor: Patriot Revolutionary War: Source: Roster of SC Revolutionary PatriotsBy Bobby Gilmer Moss: Entry: A.A. 7635A. page 917
Arthur Taylor he married Selah "Celey" He was killed after serving in Captain Robert Maxwell's Company of Rangers. This company was raised under the orders of Colonel Anderson and General Pickens to defend the upper part of the state. This Regiment was attached to the Army of the Carolinas led by General Nathaniel Greene. They were commissioned to order Indians off their lands at an Indian town called Tessenty. Joseph Chapman was also wounded in this battle and mentions the information in his pension application.
Some say Arthur Taylor was a Tory like his father and brothers, but they all were tried in Rutherford County and released to serve the State.They received a trial by Jury in Rutherford Co and their lands were returned.
In 1782 Court Records Arthur Taylor’s wife Celia stated, when filing for his estate, that he died in the service of his country. Arthur's service recordand Celia's pension application are in the SC Archives. It names his company, his leaders,when and where he died. (would it contain details of Adear / Adairs ?) The record contains 29 pages mostly letters from Thomas Haslip for Celia Taylor, wife of Arthur requesting back pay and a widow's pension. One person who was in the same unit with Arthur gave an affidavit supporting her claim. This was also signed by Col. ANDERSON his commanding officer. He was buried somewhere in Rutherford Co NC. An affidavit of someone who had known Arthur for many years in the file of Celia, stated he never lived in SC, mostly Rutherford, but owned lands in upper NC.(which would have been Anson). Arthur Taylor is listed as a son of Robert Taylor and Susannah ANDERSON of Tryon to Rutherford Co NC.