I have searched for years for documentation proving that PHEBE ELMINA (MULL) PAINTER (ca 1816 Burke Co. NC - after 1900 Gilmer Co. GA) was the daughter of PETER MULL, Jr. & SUSANNAH SMITH.She married ALSTON/ALSTIN PAINTER between 1838 - 1840 in Haywood Co., NC, then moved to Gilmer Co. GA.During a visit to the NC Archives earlier this month, I believe I found proof that she does belong in Peter's family.
Microfilm Reel C.049.40003, Haywood County, NC Record of Deeds: 1840-1863, 1835-1851, Vols. E., F.Vol. E., p. 116.NC State Archives, Raleigh, NC, 01 July 2003. State of North Carolina Haywood Co. Know all men by these presents that I PETER MULL of the State and co aforesaid of my own free will and record doth give and deliver unto PHEBE ALMINA PANTER, to her and her body heirs from me and my forever the following property two feather beds and furniture one cow and calf one pot and dresser furniture signed and sealed in the presence of
P. L. SmithacknowledgesPeter X Mull H. O. Smith
State of No CarolinaHaywood County}Court of pleas and quarter sessions January Session AD 1841Thewithin deed of gift was duly acknowledged in open courtRecorded and ordered to be registered Certified the 2nd Feb 1841 Wm. Welch Clk Registered the 3rd day of March A. D. 1841 - B. Turner R. H. C. .......................................