To clarify a bit, we find documentation that Wm GILREATH, planter, has an indenture for land on King's Creek from William WADLINGTON; but, it's the "plantation" mentioned in his will and left to his widow (and to two of his children at her death) that I would like to locate.We know his neighbors and associates; but, where is his plantation?What happened to it (and his widow) at his death?
8 Jan 1788 Indenture betwn William WADLINGTON & William GILREATH "planter of 96
Dist, 100 lbs sterling money for 200 acre plantation situate in Berkly Co in the fork between the Broad & Saludy Rivers on a small branch of King's Crk for 1 year pd by G.(Orig grant 2 Apr 1773 bnd'd James MURPHY, all other sides vacant.)Proven 16 May 1789 by Henry SLAPPY.Wit:Robt RUTHERFORD, Esq & Thomas MATTHIS.(Note:James MURPHEY listed p73 96 Dist, Laurens Co, 1790 census SC; Robert RUTHERFORD p78 96 Dist, Newberry Co next to Wm WADLINGTON) (Note:RUTHERFORD had moved down from Chatham Co, NC which was betwn Raleigh, Durham & Greensboro)(Note:GILREATH "planter of 96 Dist" indicates that William is already living in Newberry (instead of Wilkes Co NC).(1790 census:Thos MATHIS, p90 96 Dist, Spartanburgh Co; Robert RUTHERFORD, p78 96 Dist, Newberry Co)
16 May 1789 WADLINGTON/GILREATH indenture proven by Henry SLAPPY. Newberry (Henry SLAPPY in North Part, Orangeburgh Dist, SC 1790 census--p94; near John GEIGER & M HANE)(M HANE might have been in Granby area; GIEGERs possibly on Sandy Run of upper Calhoun Co; Nicholas HANE had a place at the quarries at Plat Springs and had a home in Granby)
18 May 1789 GILREATH sold Newberry 200 acres on King's Crk to James HALL; Mary signs over dower right. (Does that imply she's a dau of Wm WADLINGTON and had property rights?) Witnesses: John Littler JONES, Thomas HALL & Samuel MAYFIELD/MASSKEL.Full payment 22 Sep 1794; Pbt 13 Dec 1794 by J.L. JONES. Rec'd 10 Jan 1795. (1790 census:Jno L. JONES, 1 male over 16, 4 males under 16, 2 females.)(p123) Morgan Dist, Wilkes Co, NC.13th Company--Wm TRIBLE (1st name listed) (Next to Jno LANDSDOWN, Turner HAMTON, Nancy HAMTON, Ben JOHNSON, Ezek JONES,Jas SANDERS & Mary LOWE, Shad TRIBLE; near Eliz MONGOMERY, Josh GREER, et al)
1790 census:William GILLBREATH, 2 males over 16, 2 males under 16, 3 females.
(p79) Ninety Six Dist, Newberry Co, SC.(Near James GILLBREATH & Jno GILLBRETH; next door to Wm CLEMON & Benjimen PERSON; also, Jas DORETY, Wm SAY, Geo CAMEL, James HALL, Aseriah PEW, et al)
22 Sep 1794 full payment rec'd from James HALL for Kings' Creek tract.Proven 13 Dec 1794.(Note:probably James HALL, dec'd by 1796)
2 Oct 1794, will of William GILBREATH:Exors--wife Mary GALBREATH, son George
& son Jesse.Son Jesse, bed & plantation, 1/3 Wilkes sale; at death of Mary, to go to son Jesse & dau Mary; son John--already given; son William--already given; son Alexander--already given; dau Sarah THOMPSON--heirs already given; son George--wagon, rifle & horse, 1/3 Wilkes land sale; dau Mary--bed & horse; dau Nancy TURNER--1/3 price of 400 acres in Wilkes Co NC on Crab Fork.Wit: Charles CRENSHAW, Stephen PEARSON & Elizabeth CAMEL.Proven 3 Mar 1795.Rec'd Bk A, p261.Newberry Co, SC.[p272 Newberry Co SC Vol I (Box 356 Pkg 6)]
13 Dec 1794 J.L.JONES proved sale of King's Creek tract:receipt for 100 lbs. Rec'd 10 Jan 1795.
3 Mar 1795 will of Wm GILBREATH proven.Rec'd Will Bk A p261.Newberry Co, SC.
[p105-6, Newberry Prob Vol I](Note: "rec'd date not available")
Note:plantation in Newberry Co to go to widow Mary and at her death to son Jesse and dau Mary.Jesse (and George) moves to Greenville.What happens to dau Mary?
10 Jun 1796 deed from John CHILDRESS, Jr., to Jesse GILREATH for 100 acres.
(Greenville Co, SC?) (Was his mother now dead?Did he sell the land in Newberry or just leave it with his sister?)
1811 Jesse GILREATH bought 60 acres from George GILREATH on Beaver Dam Creek & S Tygar River (Part of 614 acre grant to John CHILDRESS, Sr., 6 Feb 1786) (1790 census:John CHILDRES, p69 Greenville, next to John LUCAS & Richard BRYAN; near Certain LANGSLEY, Peter HOWARD, John BIRDSON, William FEW, John HENSON, et al)