I thought I would send you a good URL to view the land of John Tisdale and the Perrys, as well as a recent e-mail I received from a lady living in Sumter County, SC. The URL is http://www.scroots.org/places.htmlhttp://www.scroots.org/places.html and the map you want to view is listed under the Mills Atlas section for 1825 Sumter District (624k). Please go to this map and look for the Pocataligo River, southeast of the then-village of Sumterville. On the road leading from Sumterville to Nelson's Ferry, on the north side of Pocataligo River, you will see Jno. Tisdales, and two plantations down is Lakey's. The Lakeys were a Bertie County family that also moved to this area (as the Perrys and Draughns also did), and bought this property from John Perry's family. Abial Draughn would have been associated with the latter property. This map shows all the areas in which the Perrys and their associated families lived, including (but not limited to) the Draughns.
The recent e-mail I received states:
I have been debating whether to e-mail you.....I can't find the one paper that ties ABIEL Draughon to my line.However, I can tell you where to find it.
My Jane (Jean, Geen) NISBETT -m- John James Gibson who died before 8/25/1793. They had eight children (including the Samuel Gibson from whom I descend) .
After the death of John James Gibson, Jane Nisbett Gibsonmarried a DRAUGHN and had one son, Hampton G. Draughn who married Sarah L. NISBETT, dau. of UNITY NISBETT, as mentioned in her will.
While working in the Leonardo Andrea papers in the manuscript room at the Caroliniana Library at the University of SC in Columbia, SC some years ago, I found about one page on DRAUGHN.Andrea knew that Abiel Draughn had a son named Hampton G. Draughn, but had no idea who the mother was....well, this fits my gap perfectly.
Then I found in a Sumter Deed Book FF,153 that the widow Jane (Nisbett, Gibson, Draughn) West on 10-22-1821 is giving to her dau-in-law, Sarah L. Draughn (wife of Hampton G. Draughn), a negro girl (4 yrs. old).Wtn:Unity Nisbett & Daniel D. Richbourg.
Jane Nisbett Gibson Draughn had married third to Benjamin WEST and had only one son (Admiral WEST) by him before he died.
There are two land records also:On 24 Feb. 1818 Hampton G. Draughn sold to Benjamin Powell West 388 acres on Big Branch (on Wild Cat) waters of Jack's Creek ....part of 568 acres granted to Henry Richbourg, Sr. 5/6/1805; Wtn: Joseph C. West (EE, 160.
On 6 Nov. 1819 Hampton G. Draughn sold 307 acres between runs of Mulberry and Wasp Branches waters of Sammy Swamp on E. side of Public road from Sumter Courthouse to Nelson's Ferry,part of 4 tracts:(l. part of original grant to Artis, 2. part of original grant to Peter Bell, 3.part of original grant to Jonathan Bell, 4.part of grant to Spyers Broom (F,3l).
Hampton G. Draughn is mentioned in other land dealings with the GIBSON and WEST families.
I do hope that this might shed a little light on the Draughn's.....as I will keep watching to see what you find on the earlier generations."
The earlier generations are definitely the ones in Bertie County, North Carolina. They lived adjacent to John Perry there. The information this lady is referencing is available through the LDS Family Home Center Libraries around the country on microfilm. Ask about the Leonardo Andrea films (a famous researcher in South Carolina whose works were donated, filmed, and stored in the LDS Library) and you will probably find more information on your Draughns.
Keep me posted, and do try to visit the SCROOTS site I listed. It is wonderful!
Sincerely, Zane D. Perry, Virginia Beach, Virginia