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Edgecombe County, NC Deed Book 00, March Ct. 1759 - Dec. Ct. 1761:
1761 11 Jun.Joseph Dixon of Halifax Co., NC to Patrick Brady of Edgecombe Co., planter, for £4 Proc. money a tract of 175 acres on the north side of fishing Creek adjoining William Kinchen, Solomon Tharp, and Andrew Irvin it being part of a tract of 700 acres granted to said Dixon by deed bearing date March 10, 1761.Wit:Andrew Irvin, Joseph Braddy, John Flewelling.DB 00, p. 231.
1761 11 Jun.Joseph Dixon of Halifax Co., NC to Andrew Irving of Edgecombe Co., for £4 Proc. money a tract of 175 acres on the south side of Fishing Creek and on the Long Swamp adjoining both parties, it being part of a tract of 700 acres granted to said Dixon by deed bearing date March 10, 1761.Wit:John Flewelling, Bracewell Bridges, Joseph Braddy.DB 00, p. 237.
1761 11 Jun.Joseph Dixon of Halifax Co., NC to Joseph Brady of Edgecombe Co., planter, for £22 Proc. money a tract of 175 acres on the north side of Fishing Creek adjoining Patrict Brady, William Kinchen, and said Dixon, it being part of a tract of 700 acres granted to said Dixon bearing date March 10, 1761.Wit: Andrew Irving, Bracewell Bridges, John Flewelling.DB 00, p. 238.
1761 11 Jun.Joseph Dixon of Halifax Co. NC to Bracewell Bridges of Edgecombe Co., planter, for £4 Proc. money a tract of 175 acres on the north side of fishing Creek on the Long Swamp adjoining said Dixon, it being part of a tract of 700 acres granted to said Dixon by deed dated March 10 1761.Wit:Andrew Irving, Jos. Braddy, John Flewelling.DB 00, p. 243.
Karen's note:The 4 sales above total 700 acres — Joseph Dixon apparently sold his entire 700 acre tract.
1761 22 Jun.Thomas Dixon was one of the witnesses on a deed from Jacob Flowers to Thomas Barnes.DB 00, p. 283.
EDGECOMBE COUNTY NC Deed Book 1, Dec Court 1761 - Jan Court 1763:
1761 22 Sep.John Cohoon of Edgecombe Co., planter, to Micajah Cohoon, for £20 Proc. money a tract of 267 acres on the bank of Tyancokey Swamp adjoining Jacob Flowers, as by the patent or deed bearing date Feb. 11, 1761.Wit:Thomas Dixon, John Faulk.DB 1, p. 92.
Karen's note:Micajah Cohoon married Jemina Dixon, dau. of Thomas Dixon, prior to 1790.
1762 23 Mar.Thomas Dixon, Senr. of Edgecombe Co. to William Dixon of same, for £20 Proc. money a tract of 525 acres on the south side of Tar River on Town Creek.Acknowledged in open court.DB 1, p. 194.
1761 20 Apr.Thos. Dixon was one of the witnesses on a deed from Gabriel Parker and his wife Fanny to Thomas Hart.DB 1, p. 268.
1761 20 Jul.Mourning (X) Thomas of Edgecombe Co. to Charity Thomas of same, for £10 Proc. money a tract of 400 acres lying on both sides of Stony Creek adjoining Robert Young, Joseph Thomas and Micajah Thomas.Wit:Dun. Lamon, E. Moore, Thomas Dixon.DB 1, p. 276.
Karen's note: Thomas, Micajah b. Feb 13, 1725; d. Nov or Dec. 14, 1769; m. (1) Apr. 11, 1751 Elizabeth Veal; m. (2) 9 Oct 1753 Mourning Dixon Crudup b. Nov 10, 1722; d. Jan 29, 1781, widow of John Crudup and dau. of Penelope and Thomas Dixon of Isle of Wight Co., VA.
1762 25 May.Thos. Dixon one of the witnesses to a deed from Joseph Daniel to William Daniel.DB 1, p. 298.
1762 21 Jun.Abraham Dew (mark) of Edgecombe Co., planter, to Wm. Hickman of same, for £10a tract of land, acares not stated, on the bank of Toisnot Swamp, it being part of a grant to said Dew bearing date Feb. 11, 1761.Also signed by John Dew.Wit:Nathaniel Hickman.DB 1, p. 302.
1761 22 Dec.Thos. Dixon one of the witnesses on a deed from Samuel Delke to George Sellers. [for 650 acres on N. side of Tar River adjoining Jacob Braswell & Arthur Taylor.] DB 1, p. 323.
1762 28 ___.Thos. Dixon one of the witnesses on a deed from Elias Fort to Joseph Sims.DB 1, p. 326.
1762 28 Sep.Thos. Dixon one of the witnesses on a deed from Joseph Simms to Jesse Lee.DB1, p. 330.
1761 14 Nov.Nath'l Hickman one of the witnesses on a deed from William Horn to Edward Moore.DB 1, p. 335
1761 14 Nov.Nath'l Hickman one of the witnesses on a deed from William Horn to David Mann.DB 1, p. 350.
1762 8 Jul.Thos. Dixon one of the witnesses on a deed from Solomon Wright to John Garner.DB 1, p. 391.
1762 7 Aug.Thos. Dixon one of the witnesses on a deed from Alexander Randole to James McCravey.DB 1, p. 400.
1762 ____.Nathaniel Hickman one of the witnesses to a deed from William Taylor to Duncan Lamon.DB 1, p. 601.
EDGECOMBE COUNTY NC DEED BOOK C - April Court 1763 - May Court 1768
1763 22 Feb.Thomas Dixon, Micajah Thomas and James Adkins witnesses to a deed from Thomas Vaughan to Newit Adkinson.DB C, p. 26
1763 22 Feb.Thos. Dixon, Micajah Thomas and James Adkins witnesses to a deed from Thomas Vaughan to Nathan Boddie.DB C, p. 27.
1762 13 Dec.Robert Bignall of the Town of Tarborough to Susanna Meade, Richard Randolph, George Walker, and John Driver, executors of the will of David Meade, deceased, of the Colony of Virginia, for £20 Proc. money one lot in the Town of Tarborough known as Lot No . 90 in the plan of the town, to be kept in trust for the purpose of keeping a store and carrying on a trade, pursuant to the will of David Meade, deceased.Wit:Thomas Dixon, James Cohoon.DB C, p. 56.
1763 27 Apr.Nathaniel Hickman of Edgecombe Co. to Thomas Spell, for £15 a tract of 100 acres on the north bank of Tar River and on Indian Creek adjoining Drew Smith, which land was purchased by said Hickman from Christopher Guin.Wit: Joseph Howell, John Jones, John Morris.DB C, p. 58.
1763 12 Oct.David Braswell and wife, Nancy, of Edgecombe Co. to William Bizzell, of same, for £120 Proc. money a tract of 400 acres on the north bank of Stoney creek, it being part of a tract granted to william Braswell, Senr. by patent bearing date 28 Feb 1743 and conveyed by said William Brasell unto said David Braswell by deed bearing date March 23, 1762.Wit:Nathan Boddice, Micajah Thomas, Thomas Dixon.DB C, p. 86.
1763 22 Oct.Willliam (X) Buckingham to Thomas Dixon, for £40 Virginia money a tract of 150 acres on the north bank of Swift Creek and on Lane's Swamp adjoining William Hendrick, it being part of a patent granted to William Hendrick bearing date Aparil 20 1745.Wit:Davis Connell, Jacob whitehead, Matthew Sellers.DB C, p. 140.
1763 14 Apr.Wm (X) Dixon one of the witnesses on a deed from Robert Thompson to Arthur Whitehead.DB C, p. 141.
1764 24 Apr.Thomas Dixon one of the witnesses on a deed from Thomas Rogers to Samuel Legett.DB C, p. 163.
1764 24 Apr.William (X) Jackson of Halifax Co., NC, planter, to Robert Dixon (Dickson) of Bertie Co., NC, planter, for £20 Proc. money a tract of 120 acres lying and being on Cane Island in Edgecombe Co., which land was granted by deed to William Jackson.Wit: John Williams, Jamy Story, Benjamin (B) Skibes.DB C, p. 238
1764 22 May.Thos. Dixon one of the witnesses on a deed from Wm. Davidson to James Hill.DB C, p. 239.
1765 4 Apr.Thomas Dixon one of the witnesses on a deed from Joseph (X) Philips, senr. of Edgecombe Co. to Joseph Philips, Junr. of same.DB C, p. 308.
1765 24 Jun.Charles Jones, Junr. and wife, Patience (X) Jones of Edgecombe Co. to Jacob Robins of same, for £20 Virginia money a tract of land on the south side of Little Mill Swamp adjoining Nathan Hickman, it being the plantation whereon one John Artess then lived.Wit:Hardy (X) Blackwell, Mark Philips, James Downing.DB C, p. 339.
1765 26 Apr.Thomas Spell and wife Elizabeth (X) Spell, of Edgecombe Co. to Henry Irwin, Esq., for £37 10s Proc money the 75 acre plantation whereon said Thomas Spell then lived, on the nroth bank of Tar River and on Indian Creek adjoining Drew Smith, Beverly Belcher, Benjamin Richardson and Thomas Newsome, it being part of a purchase patent granted to John Green for 2000 acres bearing date 6 Dec 1732, conveyed by said Greene to Francis Bettis, from Bettis to Charles Evans, from Evans to Christopher Guin,and this 75 acres was part of 100 acres conveyed from said Guin to NATHANIEL HICKMAN, and from Hickman to said Thomas Spell.Wit:Geo. Miller, Joseph Moore.DB C, p. 350.
1765 2 Jul.Thos. Dixon one of the witnesses on a deed from Solomon Nettle of Edgecome Co. to Richard Sessums of same.DB C, p. 356.
1765 10 Jun.Jesse Blackwell (mark) of Edgecombe Co., planter, to John Arliss, Junr. of same, for £10 Proc money a tract of ladn on the Mill Branch adjoining Arthur Dew and Hickman, it being part of a tract granted to said Blackwell bearing date 3 Nov 1761.Wit:Jesse Pitman, Nath'l, Senr.DB C, p. 369.
1764 29 Dec.John (K) Key of Edgecombe Co. to Samuel Bridgers of Halifax Co., NC, planter, for £20 Virginia money a tract of 175 acres on the north side of Fishing Creek adjoining Weaks it being part of a tract of 700 acres granted to JOSEPH DIXON by deed dated March 10, 1761.Wit:Andrew Irwin, Jeremiah Irwin, Jas. Irwin.DB C, p. 378.
1765 31 Aug.Thos. (X) Clark of Edgecombe Co. to THOS. DIXON, JUNR. of same, for £10 Proc. money a tract of 70 (?) acres on the north bank of Toisnot Swamp.Wit:Dun. Lamon, Wm. Dixon.DB C, p. 409.
1768 11 Jan.Thos. Dixon one of the witnesses on a deed from John Ward of Edgecombe Co. to John Williams of same.DB C, p. 549.
EDGECOMBE CO. DEED BOOK O - January Court 1766 - October Court 1767:
1765 31 Aug.Thomas (X) Clark of Edgecombe Co. to Thomas Dixon, Junr. of same, for £10 Proc money a parcel of 17 acres on the north bank of Toisnot Swamp, it being part of a larger tract granted to Thomas Clark of Earl Granville by deed bearing date Oct. 28, 1752.Wit:Dun. Lamon; Wm. (X) Dixon.DB O, p. 84.
EDGECOMBE CO. NC DEED BOOK D - Feb. Court 1769 - Aug Court 1772
1768 16 May.Thomas Dixon to Lazarus Whitehead, for £50 Proc. money a tract of 150 acres on the north bank of Swift Creek and on Lane's Swamp adjoining William Hendricks, it being part of a patent granted to William Hendricks bearing date 20 Apr. 1745.Wit:Herbert Haynes, John Lambeth, William Pritchett.DB D, p. 36.
1758 22 Nov.Thos. Dixon one of the witnesses to a deed between John Proctor of Edgecombe Co. to Aaron Hargrove of same.DB D, p. 72.
1769 2 Jan.Jesse Boykin of Edgecombe Co., planter, toWilliam Dixon of same, planter, for £30 Virginia money a tract of 100 acres on the north bank of White Oak Swamp, as was granted to Wright McLemore by a deed bearing date 28 Jun 1760.Wit:Aaron Coleman, Isham O'Neal.DB D, p. 123.
1769 21 Aug.William Hickman of Edgecombe Co. to Steven Cobb of Dobbs Co., NC, for £75 Proc. money the improvement whereon he then lived together with the crop, 16 neat cattle 35 head of hogs, and a set of blacksmith tools.Wit:Cornelius Jordan, Senr., John Barefoot, John Dew.DB D, p. 127.
1769 19 Aug.William Hickman of Edgecombe Co. planter, to Stephen Cobb of Dobbs Co., NC, for £25 Proc. money a tract of 200 acres on the bank of Toisnot Swamp, it being part of a tract granted to Abraham Dew by deed bearing date 11 Feb 1761.Wit:Joseph Williamson, John Barefoot, Robt. Gully.DB D, p. 141.
1769 13 Mar.Samuel Bridgers of Edgecombe Co. to Robert Hudnal of same, for £20 Virginia money a tract of 175 acres on the north side of Fishing Creek on the Long Swamp adjoining Sarah Weekes, it being part of a tract of 700 acres granted to JOSEPH DIXON by deed dated March 10, 1761.Wit:Thomas Joyner, John Lawrence, James Turner.DB D, p. 151.
1769 16 May.NATHANIEL HICKMAN of Edgecome Co. deed of trust to THOMAS DIXON, JUNR., who was his surety for appearance at New Bern Superior Court, with the security being all of his household goods, livestock, and crop of corn.Wit:Nicholas Bynum, William Blackburn.DB D, p. 158.
1769 7 Sep.NATHANIEL HICKMAN, JUNR. OF EDGECOMBE Co. to THOMAS DIXON, JUNR. of same, for £30 Proc. money a tract of 100 acres on the south side of Toisnot Swamp on the Mill Branch.Wit:William Blackburn, Nicholas Bynum.DB D, p. 162.
1769 18 Oct.Jacob Flowers, William Cohoon and Thomas Dixon were witnesses to a deed between Samuel Cannady, Senr. and wife, Rachel to Duncan Lamon, all of Edgecombe Co.DB D, p. 197.
1769 7 Aug.George (B) Blackwell of Edgecombe Co. to Etheldred ruffin of same, for £20 Proc. money a tract of 100 acres on the south side of the Little Mill Swamp adjoining NATHANIEL HICKMAN and Hardy Blackwell, it being part of a larger tract granted to Jesse Blackwell and conveyed by him to said George Blackwell, it being the plantation whereon one John Arliss lived.Wit:Edward Moore, rob. Armstrong.DB D, p. 220.
1770 6 Oct.Thomas Dixon, Junr. was one of the witnesses on a deed from Gabriel Parker to John Dew, all of Edgecombe Co.DB D, p. 274.
1770 14 Nov.Eteldred ruffin of Edgecombe Co. to Gabriel Parker of Johnston Co., NC, for £10 Proc. money a tract of 100 acres on the Little Swamp adjoining NATHANEIL HICKMAN, it being the plantation whereon one John Artiss formerly lived.Wit:Samuel Ruffin, Gray Ruffin, George (B) Blackwell.DB D, p. 278.
1771 18 Jan.Thos. Dixon and Dun. Lamon were witnesses to a deed from William Boyette to Thomas Robins, both of Edgecombe Co.DB D, p. 302.
1770 13 Feb.Dun. Lamon, Thom. Dixon and Jacob Flowers were witnesses to a deed between Samuel Cannady and wife, Rachel Cannady to George Nicholson, Junr.DB D, p. 352.
1772 7 Mar.Henry Irwin and wife, Elizabeth, of Edgecombe Co. to Joseph Wood of same, for £60 Virginia money a tract of 75 acres on the north bank of Tar River and on Indian Creek adjoining Drew Smith, Beverly Belcher, Benjamin Richardson and Thomas Newsom, it being part of a purchase patent for 2000 acres granted to John Green bearing date 6 Dec 1732, 1400 acres of which was conveyed by Green to Francis Bettis, from Bettis to Charles evans, and from Evans to Christopher Green.This 75 acres was part of a lesser quantity conveyed from said Green to NATHANIEL HICKMAN for 100 acares, and from said Hickman conveyed to Thomas Spell.Wit:William Renn, Thomas Joanes, Chistr. Lakey.Elizabeth Irwin was examined separately concerning her right of dower by Wm. Haywood, Esq.DB D, p. 482.
Miscellaneous Odds & Ends
Inscriptions from Tombsones; William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 9, No. 3.
(Jan., 1901), pp. 168-175.
(p. 169) From Smith's Mount in Westmoreland county, VA
Beneath this Marble
The Remains of
Major Henry Turner(1)
Elisabeth his wife
Who with Credit and Esteem
Possess'd and enjoy'd
An Ample Fortune
From which unerring wisdon
Thought fit to snatch them
In their Bloom
Together with three Sons
who All dyed
In their infancy.
(1) Major Henry Turner, or Harry Turner, as he was generally called, was son of Thomas Turner, who was son of Thomas Turner (King George County Records).Thomas Turner was sworn clerk of King George, Sept. 6, 1723.His will was dated 19th of February, 1757, and was proved May 4, 1758; mentions land in King George, Prince William and Westmoreland counties; names his son-in-law, Capt. Edward Dixon, and the latter's sons Harry Dixon and Thomas Dixon, grandsons Thomas Turner and Henry Turner, granddaughter Sally Turner, niece, Ann Wrenn's son, John Wrenn; refers to his son Harry Turner's will; names daughter Mary Turner.His son, Major Harry Turner died before his father in 1751; and in his will mentions his father Thomas Turner, brother Thomas Turner's son Charles, nephews Harry Dixon and Turner Dixon; names son Thomas and wife Elizabeth.Elizabeth Turner, last named, was daughter of Colonel Nicholas Smith, whose epitaph has been already printed. (See QUARTERLY, VI., p. 42).Soon after Major Turner's death, she married Bowler Cocke, Jr.She left an only son, Col. Thomas Turner, who married Jane (born August 15, 1749), daughter of Col. William Fauntleroy, of Nayler's Hole, in Richmond county, about the year 1767, and left a family of eight children - four sons and four daughters.The sons were Henry, Thomas, Richard and George.In 1794, Henry Smith Turner advertised "Smith's Mount", consisting of 1700 acres, for sale.
1764 WILL OF THOMAS DIXON
In the Name of God Amen:The twentieth day of March one thousand seven hundred and sixty four, I THOMAS DIXON of the parish of Russell and County of Bedford Virginia being in perfect sence and memory thanks to God for the samecalling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say principally and first of all I give my soul to God who gave it me trusting that through the mercies and merits of Jesus Christ my Blessed Savior and Redeemer to receive the same again with full pardon for all my sins committed it this life and be received into Eternal happiness any my body I give to the earth to be Christian like buried at the discretion of my Executrix and Executor hereafter named and as touching such worldly estates wherewith God has been pleased to bless me with in this life I give in manner and form following (viz)
Item it is my will and desire lend to my dear and loving wife ANN DIXON the manor place whereon I now live with stock cattle hogges horses and implements of husbandry also all household furniture also five pounds Sterling the one third part of the rent of a track of land now intailed in Ireland its my will and desire that no part of my Estate be appraised or sold more then pays my just debts until her disease.
Item I give to MARY MCCLAIN one Shilling Sterling.
Item I give to unto JOHN DIXON five Shillings Sterling
Item I give unto GEORGE DIXON a bond of JAMES HEATHS for eighty pounds also one feather bed & furniture after my wifes disease to him his heirs & assigns
Item I give unto JANE BELL on marriage one cow & calf my land and all the implements thereunto belonging
Item I give unto JAMES DIXON the manor place whereon I now live after my wifes disease also all the stock and household furniture & implements of husbandry to him his heirs & assigns forever.
And I do appoint ANN DIXON my loving wife Executrix and JAMES DIXON Executor of this my last will & testament as witness my hand and seal this 31 day of March 1764.
THOS. DIXON (seal)
HUGH BOYLE JUNR.
At a court held for Bedford County Feby 27th 1770 the last will and testament of THOMAS DIXON was exhibited in court and proved by the Oath of two witnesses & ordered to be recorded.(Teste)BEN HOWARD, C.B.C.
1767 JULYCourt Minutes of the Pleas & Quarter Sessions (Edgecombe Co., NC):
The following Magistrates are appointed to take List of Taxables for the present year & the following Constables are appointed to summon Masters & Mistresses, &c.
1 Henry IRWIN, Esq.
2 Aquila SUGG, Esq.
3 John THOMAS, Esq.
4 Duncan LAMON, Esq.
5&6 Edward MOORE, Esq.
7 Micajah THOMAS, Esq.
8 Mathew DRAKE, Esq.
9 Dempsy GRIMES, Esq.
10 Elisha BATTLE, Esq.
1 Benjamin RICHARDSON Capt. J. MOORE's Company
2 John GOSNEY Capt. HALL
3 William DANIEL Capt. John THOMAS
4 Thomas DIXON, Jr. Capt. John COHOON
5 Robert VICK Capt. WILLIAMSON
6 John SHEPHERD Capt. S. BRYANT
7Thomas HONEY Capt. M. THOMAS
8 Hardy GRIFFIN Capt. DAVIS
9 Amos COTTON Capt. COFFIELD
10 John MURPHREE Capt. SUMNER
1812 War of 1812 Rosters:
SECOND REGIMENT EDGECOMBE COUNTY FIRST REGIMENT
1816 15 May.Last Will of William Hickman."... being Weak in body But in perfect Soundness of mind & memory ... I give to my beloved wife LUCRETIA all my estate both Real & Personal during her natural life, & at the Decease of my wife as aforesaid I give to my son JOSIAH HICKMAN, My Tract of Land purchased of MORTON including my Mill Cotton Machine, Still & Distillery,also my negro girl named HANNAH.I give to my son WILLIAM HICKMAN, at the decease of my wife aforesaid that tract of Land whereon I now live containing 100 ac. Also I give to my son THEOPHILUS one Dollar out of my Estate, he having in my Estimation already received his part. I give to my Son NATHANIEL one dollar, he Already Received his part. I give to my son JACOB one dollar, he having already had his Quoto. I give to my Dau. LUCRETIA HOLLAND one dollar, she having had her part as above, I give to my Dau. SARAH CASTLEBERRY one dollar she having Previously had her part. I give to my Dau. TAMAR WHITMIRE one Dollar, as She had Before Rec'd her part. And at the Decease of my Wife as aforesaid I will that the Balance of my Estate Both Real & Personal,Including Debts due & Ready Money together with the increase of Slaves, Shall be Equally Divided amongst my Five Daughters Viz JENNY DUNN, UZBY GRANTHAM, UPHE MOONEY, MOURNING HEATH, & CHRISTIANA THOMAS..."
Executors: Son JOSIAH HICKMAN & son-in-law RICHARD HEATH
Witnesses: FREDERICK BAGWELL, JOSEPH DAVIS & JOSIAH HICKMAN
Will Probate Sept. 2, 1816, Book A, p. 47 Jackson Co., Ga.
1856 North Carolina State Archives Loose Papers Ervin Dixon letter
Georgia Hancock County
Mr Dollarson Dean,
Sir I take my pen in hand to make some enginey about my grandmother and heir People. my Farther died when I was so young I can't state the panticklans about them some years after he died, came a letter that Aunt Milley DIXON was dead and had left him some property. We said he came from Person County New Virginia, which we understand is now in North Carolina. my grandmother was the wife of Henry DIXON of the Revittition of 76. my Aunt Milley was a widdow he said he lived with her before he came to this county. my grandmother was alive the last time I heard from her long since father died her mame name was Penelope. theare was a tobacco waggoner told me that they all lived in your county. he said there was no such county in Virginia he directted me to rite to you, he said you had been in office along time and you could tell me more about it as I anxious to know something about it Please make the engivey for me and if you can find out all about it we will satisfy you for your troubl my fathers name was Thomas DIXON. Please to rite to me as soon as you can Direct your leeter to Sparta Hancock County ga to Ervin DIXON
[I left in the spelling errors but put in some punctuation for readability. - Donna Kraska RWSQ73A@prodigy.com]