Re: Robert Croan, Guilford Co., NC, 1780
Yes, I was at the state Archives and saw the original hand-writing for Sarah Choron.I'd like to look at it again, though, so will go to the genealogy library next weekend and pull that microfilm.I thought originally that it was Chorn, but also saw it transcribed as Choron.
I'll need to see it again to be sure.
The Alexander "Coharson" you mention is shown in many records, including his Will, as Coharon.I also saw it in a transcribed record as Cougharon.Never anything resembling Carson, however.
In "The History of Guilford County, North Carolina," by Sallie W. Stockard, 1902, states that the Presbyterian Church at Greensboro was organized in October 1824, with some of the founding members being Mrs Mary Carson, Robert Carson, and Robert's slave, Kezia.
I also see the Land Warrant entry of John Woodside which references, in 1779, his neighbor being Robert Carson, on the water of Belues Creek.
Fred Hughes' early reproduction map of Guilford Co. does not list Robert Carson there.
If I get to the library soon, I'll see what else I can find.