The “Descendants of Richard Foulke” shows that Richard and Elizabeth Foulke had four sons and that two of them,John and William Faulk, “purchased land south of the Tar River downstream from the present Rocky Mount NC in 1740” (http://www.genealogy.com/users/d/e/n/P-F-Dennis-VA/FILE/0002page.html).
John and William Faulk were at least 21 in 1740 (born in or before 1719). The “Descendants of Richard Foulke” shows all children of Richard Foulke born in or before 1713.
John Faulk (Sr) married Mary Calmoon (sic) (Calhoun?) and moved to Johnston Co NC about 1764 and a 12 Jan 1767 deed showed: “John Falk Sr, Johnson Co, NC to William Cohoon Jr, Edge. Co for 50 pds proc money, a tract on Tyan Cokey Swamp” (Edge. Co Db 0, page 237).
An Edgecombe Co NC case in the 1790’s (Deloach vs Wm. Brake and Wm. Faulk) concerned land “on the south side of Tyancokey Swamp adjoining the lands of Sampn. Proctor, Wm. Falk, estimated to be 100 acres.” The following abstract suggests that a Faulk was a neighbor of William Deloach before 1779: “NC State Grant No 60 to William Haywood 1 Jul 1779 460 acres joining sd Haywood, William Sherwod, a “drean” of Rooty Branch, William Deloach, Faulk or Deloach. May Ct 1780. Edward Hall CC” (Deed Book E, Edgecombe Co NC). The Faulk mentioned above was at least 21 in 1779 (born in or before 1758).
It appears that the William Faulk in “Deloach vs Wm. Brake and Wm. Faulk” was the William Faulk in the records below (born 1763-1766, died after 1860 in Edgecombe Co NC), who owned land on Tyancokey Swamp.
He was the son-in-law of Joseph Pitman before 12 Nov 1782. Was he the son-in-law of the Joseph Pitman who died in 1786-1787?
Was he the son or the grandson of the William Faulk of 1740?
Who were the James Faulk, Hannah Faulk and Sarah Faulk recorded in Edgecombe Co NC on 4 Jan 1773? They were at least 17 in 1773 (born in or before 1756).
Who was the John Faulk of Edgecombe Co NC on 31 Mar 1778? He was at least 21 in 1778 (born in or before 1757).
Below are census records for William Faulk, Edgecombe Co NC
1790 FC Edgecombe Co NC
1800 FC Edgecombe Co NC – (??)
1810 FC Edgecombe Co NC – William Faulk
1820 FC Edgecombe Co NC – William Folk
1830 FC Edgecombe Co NC – William Faulk
1840 FC Edgecombe Co NC – William Folk
1850 FC Wm Folk Edgecombe, b abt 1766
1850 FC Nancy Folk Edgecombe, b abt 1763
1860 FC Edgecombe Co NC, William F Folk, 97 (born about 1763)
(More details about the above census information are needed.)
In the newspaper, Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, July 7, 1860: “Died in Edgecombe Co., NC, June 29, William Folk, aged 97 years, having been regarded for several years past as the oldest inhabitant of the county.”
1773 - "Abstracts of the Wills of Edgecombe Co., NC, 1733-1856," by Ruth Smith Williams and Margarette Glenn Griffin, Dixie Letter Service, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 1956 Pg. 100 DELOACH, MARY: Jan. 4, 1773. Apr. Ct., 1774. Son: WILLIAM, 5 S (shillings?); Dau: AVERILLA RUFFIN, wife of RICHARD RUFFIN, 5 S (shillings?); Son: JESSE, all I’ve already given him and 5 S (shillings?); Son & Exr: SAMUEL, all I’ve already given him and cow and calf; and 2 ewes and lambs; Daug: SELHA BARNES, all I’ve already given her and 5 S (shillings?); Son & Exr: JOHN, 320 A land, part of tract purchased of SOLOMON BOYKIN, also my great desk, square walnut table, painted chest, largest linen wheel, mare, horse, 30 lbs. feathers and 30 geese; Daug: MILLY BLOODWORTH, all I’ve already given her, also my wearing close (sic) and saddle; Son: SOLOMON, smallest desk, pine table, case of bottles, 5 cattle, 5 "Breading" sows, 1 linen wheel, mare, colt, and 5 £; Gr. Son: WILLIAM BRASWELL, 5 shillings. I will that WM. BLOODWORTH and ELIZAH HORN and two others divide property between Sons: JOHN and SOLOMON. Wit: JAMES FAULK, HANAH FAULK, SARAH FAULK. (James, Hannah and Sarah were at least 17 in 1773, born in or before 1756.)
1777 - Edge. Co. Db 3, page 268, deed date 22 Oct 1777, recorded Feb Ct 1778, Henry Flowers, Bladen Co, NC to John Cohoon, Edge. Co for 100 pds proc, a tract on the south side of Tyan Cokey Swamp beginning at a gum then south 90 poles to a sweet gum then east 320 poles to the center of two pines and a red oak then north (200 or 208) poles to a dead pine then west 160 poles to a gum at Tyan Cokey Swamp then up the water courses of the swamp to the first station, containing 290 acres, which was granted to said Henry Flowers by Earl Granville dated 9 Feb 1761, signed Henry Flowers, wit Aquilla Cohoon, William Folk (mark), Moses Coleman (mark). Abstracted 4-10-05, NCA film C.037.40005, CTC.
1778 - Edge. Co. Db 3, page 340, deed date 31 Mar 1778, recorded Aug Ct 1778, John Folk, Edge. Co to Abraham Evans, county aforesaid for 300 pds proc, a tract of land containing 100 acres on the south side of Tar River beginning at a red oak then north 120 poles to a red oak then east 182 poles to a red oak then south 120 poles to an ash then west 182 poles to the first station, signed John Folk, wit Solomon Deloach, Joel Briggs (proved), Stephen Ruffin. Abstracted 4-13-05, NCA film C.037.40005, CTC
1780 - Joseph Pitman Sr of Edgcomb Co to William Faulk of same. 29 Apr 1780 3L. 90 acres on the south side of Tar River. Joining the mouth of Deep Branch, Joseph Pitman; also 12 acres which was part of a 340 acre Granville Grant to William Gay 15 Oct 1761 who sold it to Joseph Pitman 2 May 1762, on the south side of Tar River, joining Joseph Pitman Sr, sd William Gay. Wit: Joel Horn, Jethro Pittman. Aug Ct 1780. Edward Hall CC (Edgecombe County, North Carolina Deeds, Vol 3, 1778-1786, Abstracted by Dr Stephen E Bradley, Jr)
12 Nov 1782 - To all whom these presents shall come greeting know ye that I Joseph Pitman Senr of the county of Edgecombe in the state of North Carolina for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings current money of North Carolina to in hand paid by William Faulk my son in law and his wife the receipt which I do hereby acknowledge and for and in consideration of the natural love good will and affection I have and bear unto my said son in law William and his wife and divers other good causes and considerations me theretofore (having) hath given granted and by these presents doth freely and absolutely give and grant unto my said son in law William and his wife their heirs and assigns one tract of land containing ninety acres more or less (with) the appuntentures thereafter these (__) belonging and being the landand plantation whereon I now live also one (still) and one crosscut saw one hand saw and (__) carving knife one large iron pot and all my plantation tools (__) (__) (__) to have and to hold the said plantationland and premises aforesaid with the appurtenance respectively unto the said William Faulk and his heirs and assigns to the only proper use benefits and (__) (__) of him the sd William Faulk to him his heirs and assigns forever and (__) Joseph Pitman for my self my heirs (__) the land plantation and premises aforesd with the appurtenances and other articles to the afore mentioned William Faulk (__) his heirs and assigns shall and well warrant and defend forever by these presents in witness whereof I the said Joseph Pitman have hereunto set my hand and seal the 12th day of November anno Domini 1782 - Joseph Pitman - signed sealed and delivered in presence of / (Joel) Horn / Jefse Green (Edgecombe Co NC, Aug Court 1783) Edgecombe Co NC Real Estate Conveyances, 1780-1788, Vol E, 4, c.037.40006, Vol E, page 399 (William Faulk sold this land on 1 Jan 1786)
1 Jan 1786 - Edge. Co. Db 4, page 363, deed date 1 Jan 1786, recorded Feb Ct 1786, William Faulk, planter, Edge. Co. to Thomas Pitman, planter, Edge. Co. for 100 pounds, all his right to a tract of land containing 90 acres being part of a patent granted to Joseph Pitman bearing date Feb 10, 1750, on the south side of Tar River beginning at a corner sweet gum on the river in the mouth of the Long Branch then up the said branch to a white oak Jethro Pitman's corner then south along the said line to a corner white oak then easterly to a red oak on the river then up the various courses of the river to the first station, signed William Faulk, wit. Williamson Barnes, D. Battle, Elisha Battle. Abstracted 8-19-03 from NCA film C.037.40014, CTC.
1786 - Wills for Edgecombe County by Williams and Griffin Joseph Pitman Dec. 18, 1786 feb. ct. 1787 Wife Hanah bequeath 5 negroes, bed of furn. it being the esate I had with her by maregd when Isaac reaches maturity residue divied between chil: Abner, Isaac, Elizabeth, Hanah, and Charity Pitman. Exr. Robert Boothe, Reuben Jones, Sion Trevathan, Witness William Emson (Amason) Robert Trevathan and Frederick Trevathan.
1788 - Gammon, David B. Records of Estates, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, 1761-1825: Volume I (Raleigh, NC: David B. Gammon, c1989) 77. (689) JOEL PITTMAN Summons (Nov., 1788) of Charles Council, admr., to answer to William Faulk. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~leweiss/council/couch2.htmhttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~leweiss/council/couch2.htm
3 Jan 1789, Edge. Co Db 5, page 85, deed date 3 Jan 1789, William Faulk, Edge. Co to Henry Williams, county aforesaid for 75 pounds, a tract on the south side of Tar River, beginning at the mouth of the Deep Branch then up the said branch to the (line) a white oak then along the line to a pine in Joseph Pitman’s line which is now Jethro Pitman’s then along the said Pitman’s line to the river to a white oak then down the river to the first station, containing 90 acres, also, another tract containing 12 acres being part of a tract contained in a grant from Granville bearing the date 15 Oct 1764 to William Gay containing 340 acres on the south side of Tar River and was conveyed by said Gay to Joseph Pitman on 2 May 1762 and was conveyed by said Pitman to William Faulk on 29 Apr 1780, beginning at a marked gum in Joseph Pitman, SR’s line running down the said line to said William Faulk’s own corner a pine the along the said Wm. Faulk’s line to a white oak then up the above said Wm. Gay’s back line to marked pine a corner in said line then along a line of marked trees to the beginning, signed William Faulk, wit Abisha Horn, Millie Horn. Abstracted 9-25-04, NCA film C.037.40007, CTC. http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/edgecombe/deeds/ebk5.txthttp://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/edgecombe/deeds/ebk5.txt
1793 - Edge. Co. Db 10, page 3, (Cokey Swamp) date of deed 11 Mar 1793, date recorded Feb Ct. 1801, (Joel Cohoon, heir and exec.), Simon Cohoon, another heir and Prisilla Cohoon, widow and executrix of John Cohoon, dec'd. all of the county of Edge. to William Faulk, Edge. Co. 15 pds. a tract of 100 acres of land on the north side of the main prong of Tyan Cokey Swamp and on the south side of the little prong of said swamp beginning at a black jack tree in Jordan Thomas' line then along said line east 262 poles to a white oak in the said little then south 60 west 271 poles to Jacob Holland's line then along his line north 102 poles to a pine corner then along his other line north 45 west 38 poles to the beginning, it being the same land or tracts of land granted to the John Cohoon, dec'd. by a patent bearing the date 9 Oct. 1783, signed Joel Cohoon, Simon Cohoon, Priscilla Cohoon (X), wit. Sampson Proctor, Absalom Williams. Abstracted 21 Mar. 01 FHC film 18887, CTC.
1795 - We the subscribers being sworn as Jurors to allot & sett off to Penelope Deloach widow of Jesse DeLoach deceased her dower in the real Estate of the said deceased after strict inquiry and examination into the situation of the lands as allot and set off the same in the following manner (viz) to the petitioner Penelope Deloach we allot and set off in the following manner.Begining at a forked blk Gum standing in DeLoach branch thence south fifty five degrees east ninety four Ps (paces?) to a white oak, then north fifteen degrees east through the plantation to a hickory standing in the back line – then along the said line north fifty five degrees west to the said branch then down the various courses of said branch to the beginning containing one hundred acres as one third part of the land which the said deceased did diezed & possed of including the dwelling & all other out houses. Given under our hand & seal this 8th December 1795. William Daney (seal)William his Griffis (seal) Willis his McDade (seal)Wm Cohson (seal) Henry his Williams (seal)Wm Faulk (seal) Elijah his Horn (seal)Joseph Morgan (seal) Moses his Moore (seal)David his Morgan (seal) Jacob his Whyte (seal)James ???????? (seal) Frederick Philips County Surveyor
1795 - Edgecombe County, NC – Miscellaneous Estates, M-S Proctor, Moses, Estate file, NC Archives, Edgecombe Co. Estates, CR.037.508.102.JUDGEMENT against Wm. Brake for 3 pounds, one shilling with interest from (?0 Dec 1794 until paid, to be taken from the goods and chattels of said Brake, issued 24 June, 1795 by S. Ruffin.Marked Deloach vs Wm. Brake and Wm.. Faulk, warrant L3-1-0, executed by Abner Pitman.
1795 - Proctor, Moses, Estate file, NC Archives, Edgecombe Co. Estates, CR.037.508.102.SUMMONS to Wm. Brake and Wm. Faulk to appear before some Justice of the Peace to answer Samuel Deloach, debones non to the estate of Moses Proctor, dec’d for nonpayment of 3 pounds, one shilling with interest from 24 (Dec) 1794, issued 20 June 1795.(NOTE AT BOTTOM) 17 Nov. 1795, NO goods and chattels to be found, therefore I have executed this writ on the lands and tenements of said defend Wm. Brake which land is situate on the south side of Tyancokey Swamp adjoining the lands of ampn. Proctor, Wm. Falk, estimated to be 100 acres, signed J.W. Hilliard.
1796 - Proctor, Moses, Estate file, NC State Archives, Edgecombe Co. Estates, CR.037.508.102.PETITION of Elizabeth Proctor vs James Deloach, adm. And Joseph Pitman, guardian to the heirs of M. Proctor; stating that Moses Proctor, late of this county in his lifetime and at his death was seized and possessed of a tract of land on Cokey Swamp bounded by the lands of Moses Coleman, Unity (Musgrove or Hargrove), and Frederick Proctor, containing 326 acres, she was “legally joined” to the said Moses in his lifetime in peaceful matrimony and asks to have her legal dower.Order of Dower granted.Not signed or dated except year 1796, Feb. Court.
1796 - Edge. Co. Db 10, page 58, date of deed 5 Mar (1796), date recorded Jacob Brake Sen., Edge. Co. to William Faulk, Edge. Co. $15 silver, a tract of land containing 10 acres, on the north side of the little branch beginning at a () tree on () corner then along Wm. Faulk's line to a corner north pine belonging to Robert Armstrong then west to a corner of Moses Coalman's then along Coalman's line to a gum in the little branch then the little branch the various courses to the first station, signed Jacob Brake (mark), wit. William Healy, Willis McDade (X) (proved), May Ct. 1801.Abstracted 21 Mar. 01 FHC film 18887, CTC.
1797 - Edge. Co. Db 9, page 76, deed date 1 Dec 1797, recorded Aug Ct 1798, [Fedrick Proctor] Frederick Proctor, Edge. Co to Hezekiah Spain, county aforesaid for 100 pds, a tract on the sough side of Tyan Cokey Swamp beginning at a red oak the patent corner then along an agreed line of marked trees to the other patent line to a greed corner pine in the other line then along the said patent line to the other corner pine then along another line of marked trees to the other patent line an agreed corner sassafras then along the said patent line to the first station, containing 40 acres, it being part of a large tract bequeathed Jno Proctor dec'd to Shadrack Proctor, also another tract containing 40 acres on the south side of Tyan Cokey Swamp beginning at Robert Armstrong's & Aaron Hargrove's dec'd corner pine then along the said Hargrove's line to his other corner pine then along J.I. Jackson's line to a pine in the said line then along a line of marked trees between the said Spain and Anderson Sturdivant to a pine in a branch then by the name of the Little Branch then down the various courses of the said branch to a pine in the said branch then along a line of marked trees to the beginning, it being part of a larger tract of land conveyed by Wm Brake to Jacob Brake by deed of sail, signed Fredrick Proctor, wit Sampson Proctor, Wm Faulk (proved), Ruffin Spain (X). Abstracted 8 Jul 07, RD copy, CTC
1798 - Text: Edgecombe County Records of Wills from 1796-1810 Book D Abstract of Robert Armstrong's Will d td 03 Sep 1798, will book D, 1796-1810, pg 65/ "...tho weak in body..." As for my burial I de sire it may be done without pomp or state at the discretion of my dear wife and executors. Wi fe Mary - land where I now live for her lifetime with reversion to my son Gray, also give he r bed, chest, corn, pork, etc. Son Matthew Armstrong - land I bought of Jacob Battle with part of the home plantation beginning at the mouth of a Lillte Branch, adj. Flat Meadow. To John Long - lend the old shop place as long as he pleases to stay at it. At my wife's death my remaining property is to be equally divided among Joseph Armstrong, Elizebeth Lands, Mary Long , Susanah Armstrong and Sarah Brake. Ex. Jacob Battle, Joseph Armstrong Wit. Anderson Sturdivant, William Faulk
1800 - Edge. Co. Db 10, page 208, date of deed 21 Apr 1800, date recorded Feb CT. 1802, William Faulk, Edge. Co. to Williamson Barnes, Edge. Co. for 100 pounds NC, a tract of land containing 100 acres on the north side of a prong of Tyan Cokey Swamp and on the south side of the little prong of said swamp, beginning at a black jack tree on Jordan Thomas' line then along his line east 262 poles to a white oak on the said little swamp then south 60 west 271 poles to Jacob Holland line then along his line north 110 poles to a pine the corner then along his other line north 45 west 38 poles to the beginning, being the same land granted to John Cohoon, dec'd. by a patent bearing the date of 19 Oct. 1783, signed Wm. Faulk, wit. Elisha Battle, Harris Horn. Abstracted 27 Mar. 01 FHC film 18887, CTC.
1840 - Edge. Co Db 22, page 436, date of deed 13 Mar 1840, date recorded May Ct. 1840, William Folk, Edge. Co. to Benjamin Batts, Edge. Co. for $80, a tract of land containing 8 acres, on the east side of Oosing Spring Pocoson beginning at a post oak on the road in said Batts' line then along said road to a red oak a corner tree then along an agreed line of marked trees to a post oak in Bythall Howell line then along said Howell line to pine and gum in a branch Benja. Batts corner then along said Batts line to the first station, signed Wm. Folk, wit. Bythal Howell. Abstracted 1-2-02, FHC film 0370237, CTC.