Abstracts of Will Book 1, Nash County, NC 1778-1868 By Ruth Smith Williams and Margarette Glenn Griffin Copyright 1967 Published by Joseph W. Watson
P. 36 DEW, DUNCAN P. 160. Dec. 3, 1803 - Feb. Ct. 1805. Wife: ELIZABETH. Dau: PATSEY - the HARDY BLACKWELL land between Toisnot and Mill Branch, also 100 A. adjacent. If PATSEY die without heir, property shall go to the following: BETSEY D., NANCY, RODAH, and OBEDIENCE ROBBINS; DUNCAN and LARRY BONDS (BARNES?); LARRY and DUNCAN DEW, sons of JOHN DEW. No relationship; RODIA CROWELL (probably daughter) - the NATHAN COBBS BLUMERY land on south side Great Swamp. Cousin: DUNCAN DEW. Ex. JOHN DEW, SR., JOHN ROBBINS, SR. Wit: WILLIAM SORSBY, MILLICENT STRICKLAND, W.R. HORN.
P. 36-37 DEW, JOHN P. 71. Dec. 30, 1790 - May Ct. 1791. Son: DUNKIN (DUNCAN). Daus: 1. CATE ROBBINS --300 A. lying on Turkey Crk., loan certificates in hands of JOHN BONDS; cattle in hands of ROBERT LANCASTER, HARTE LANCASTER and BENJAMIN BUNN; 2. NANCY DEW - 640 A. where MATTHEW CROWELL lives; 3. ELIZABETH CONE. Ex: Son DUNKIN, son-in-law JOHN ROBBINS. Wit: EDWARD NICHOLSON, WILLIAM DEW, EQUILA (AQUILLA) SIRCEY. /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// What can we make of THAT? A Rhoda Robbins and a Rodia Crowell???? On the Illegitimate Children, 1787 to 1833 of Nash County page, John B. Robbins and Celea Crowell are listed in 1832. Duncan Dew, whose sister Cate is married to John Robbins, puts Rhoda (Robbins -?-) and Rodia Crowell in his will! Also, heretofore unknown (to us) Matthew Crowell is living, circa 1791, on John Dew property that is willed to his daughter, Nancy.