Phillip Sitton of Buncombe County, NC acquired land on Crooked Creek in the Pendleton District in 1802.He sold at least half of it in 1804.
Pendleton District, SC Conveyance Book F, 1800-1802, pp. 374-377.
February 13, 1802, Craven Moffett of Washington Co., GA to Phillip Sutton of Buncombe County, NC, for £30 sterling, 200 acres granted August 1, 1785 by William Moultrie to Moffett, on Crooked Creek in Pendleton County.
Wit. Joseph Maxwell, Nancy Moffett. Joseph Maxwell made oath to John Taylor JP October 16, 1802 [1801?].
Recorded February 15, 1802.
Pendleton District, SC Conveyance Book H, 1804-1807, pp. 1-2.
January 6, 1804, Phillip Sutton to James McAdams, for $500, 100 acres granted on August 1, 1785 by William Moultrie to Craven Moffit on Crooked Creek of the Saluda River. Signed Phillip (x) Sutton. Wit. Bailey Turner, John Sitton. John Sitton made oath to Wm. Edmondson, JQ February 18 1804.
Recorded March 12, 1804.
You are correct that Phillip Sitton probably did not reside on this land in Pendleton District, as he was already established in Mills River of Henderson County, NC before that time.However, the earliest land grant to Phillip Sitton in Buncombe County, NC was not entered until 1800.However, in 1790, Phillip Sutton (Sitton) is listed on the federal census of Greenville County, SC, as were two members of the Bradley family, Abram and George.Lawrence Bradley was living in Pendleton District.So, Phillip Sitton was residing in South Carolina before establishing himself in Buncombe County, NC prior to 1800. He had undoubtedly followed the Bradley family there.John Sitton appears to be still residing in Randolph County, NC in 1790 in the same area as John Rigby, the Bradleys, Allreds, etc. He must have departed for the Pendleton District very shortly thereafter.
Phillip Sitton of Chatham County, NC did not leave a will. There is no will for him.Joseph Sitton obtained a land patent from the State of North Carolina on behalf of the "orphans of Phillip Sitton deceased" on March 3, 1779.The land grant was for 91 3/4 acres on Brush Creek.Brush Creek is located in western Chatham County near the Randolph County line.
Chatham County, NC Deed Book B, 1775-1783, p. 234; Secretary of State Land Grants, Chatham County, NC, File #23, Land Grant Book 30, p. 22.
State of North Carolina.No. 22.
To all to whome these presents shall come Greeting.Know Ye That we for and in Consideration of the sum of fifty shillings for every hundred Acres hereby Granted paid into our Treasury by Joseph Sitton (On behalf of the Orphans of Phillip Sitton Deceased) have Given and Granted and by these presents do Give and Grant unto the said Joseph Sitton &c. A Tract of Land Containing Ninety one & three Quarters acres lying and being in Our County of Chatham on Brush Creek, Begining at a small Hickory and Red Oak, thence by Abraham Bradleys Land North eighty Nine Degrees and ten Minutes East Seventy One poles to a Hickory, thence along the Old line by Claims of John Farmer and John Moon South fifty Minutes East one hundred and Ninety six poles to a Hickory, then by the said Moon South eighty Nine degrees and fifteen Minutes West Seventy Nine poles to a Red Oak the County line, then along the said Line one Degree and Twenty Minutes East one hundred Ninety six poles to the place of Beginning as by the plat hereunto annexed doth Appear Together with all Woods Waters Mines Minerals Hereditaments and Appurtenances to the said Land belonging or appertaining.To hold To the said Joseph Sitton In Behalf of the orphans of Phillip Sitton Deceased his heirs and assigns forever.Yielding and paying to us such sums of Money yearly or otherwise as our General Assembly from time to time may Direct.Provided Always That the said Joseph Sitton &c. shall Cause said Grant to be Registered in the Registers office of our said County of Chatham within Twelve Months from the Date hereof other wise the same shall be Void and of no Effect.In Testimony whereof we have Caused our Great Seal to be hereunto affixed.Witness Richard Caswell Esquire our Governor Captain General and Commander in Chief at Kingston the third Day of March in the Third year of Our Independence and in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Seventy Nine.Richard Caswell.Recorded Feby 9th 1780.
The grant was actually entered by Joseph Sitton on December 22, 1778, so Phillip Sitton was probably deceased prior to that date.Hannah Sutton, undoubtedly Phillip's widow, appears on the 1779 tax list of Randolph County in Capt John Hinds' District.Joseph Sutton (Sitton) was also listed in that same district, as were Lawrence Bradley and George Hobson.The 1779 land grant to Joseph Sitton on behalf of Phillip's orphans is mentioned several times in subsequent deeds.It adjoined Abraham Bradley's land, which later became Benjamin Watt's property, and still later that of Benjamin Marlow/Marley.Joseph Sitton finally sold the land to Benjamin Marlow on August 11, 1792 (Proven February, 1795).
Chatham County, NC Deed Book B, 1775-1783, p. 369.
July 1, 1779, State of North Carolina to Abraham Bradley, for 50 shillings for every 100 acres, 300 acres on the Reed fork or prong of Brush Creek, joining land surveyed to Joseph Sitton on behalf of the heirs of Phillip Sitton, John Farmers Claim, Jonathan Evry’s Improvement, Enoch Williams Claim, and Elijah Williams Claim.Richard Caswell.J. Glasgow Sec.
Chatham County, NC Deed Book B, 1775-1783, p. 384.
August 4, 1780, Abraham Bradley, Planter, and Sarah his wife to Benjamin Watts, for £2500, land [no acreage given] adjoining Joseph Sitton on behalf of the heirs of Phillip Sitton, John Farmers Claim, Jonathan Evry’s Improvement, Elijah Williams, and the County line, and is the same piece which by patent being date July 1, 1779 was granted to the said Abraham Bradly.Abraham Bradley, Sarah (x) Bradley.Wit. William McMasters, Tho. Chapman.
Chatham County, NC Deed Book D, p. 40.
March 2, 1782, Benjamin Watts of Randolph County, NC, Planter, and Frances his wife to Benjamin Marlow of Chatham County, NC, for £80 Current Money, 150 acres Tenement and tract of land, joins land surveyed to Joseph Sitton on behalf of the Heirs of Phillip Sitton, John Farmer, A corner agreed on by Edward Bray and Benjamin Marlow, Elijah Williams Claim and the County line, it being part of the same piece of land which by patent dated July 1, 1779 was granted and conveyed to Abraham Bradly and was conveyed from the said Bradly to Ben. Watts by Deed dated August 4, 1780.
Benjamin Watts, Frances (x) Watts.Wit. Thomas (x) Essery, Edward (x) Bray, George Hobson.
Chatham County, NC Deed Book G, p. 377.
State of North Carolina
To all to whom these presents shall come greeting.
Know ye that I Joseph Sitton for and in consideration of one hundred pounds paid by Benjamin Marley Hath Given and Granted and by these presents do Give and Grant unto the sd. Benjamin Marley a Tract of Land containing Ninety and three Quarters Acres be the Same more or less lying and being in Chatham County bounded on one Side by the County line, Begining at a small Hickory and red oak thence by Abraham Broadley’s [Bradley’s] Land North Eighty Nine degrees and ten Minutes East one hundred and Seventy one poles to a Hickory, thence along the old line by claims of John Farmer and John Moon South fifty minutes East one hundred and Ninety Six poles to a Hickory, thence by sd. Moons South eighty nine degrees fifty minutes West fifty four poles to Brush Creek, thence up the Creek the various Courses to the County line, thence along the sd. Line North one degree and twenty Minits East one hundred and Ninety one poles to the place of Begining being part of a Tract of Land Granted to the sd. Sitton by the sd. State in the year of Our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Seventy Nine as by Patent doth appear.Together with all Woods, Waters, Mines, Minerals, hereditaments and appurtenances to the sd. Land belonging or appertaining.To hold to the sd. Benjamin Marley his heirs and assigns forever yielding and paying to the sd. State such Sums of Money yearly or otherwise as Our General Assembly from time to Time Shall direct and the sd. Joseph Sitton doth by these presents Warrant and defend the Tract of Land unto the sd. Benjamin Marley his heirs and assigns against himself his heirs Executors administrators or any other person Lawfully Claiming under him by Virtue of these presents.In Testimony whereof he the sd. Joseph Sitton hath set his hand and fixed his seal this Eleventh day of August in the year of Our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Ninety two.
Signed Sealed & delivered
Joseph (S) Sitton
In presence of us
Chatham County February Sessions 1795.
This Deed was duly proved in Open Court by the Oath of Wm Vestal a subscribing witness & Ordered to be Registered. Test.John Ramsey CC.
It is also significant that Hannah Sutton, one of the likely heirs of Phillip Sitton, was made an apprentice to Benjamin Watts, who owned the land adjoining the land grant of Joseph Sitton for the orphans of Phillip Sitton.
Chatham County, NC Court Minutes, 1781-1785, p. 338.
Second Tuesday, May 13, 1783,Hannah Sutton be bound unto Benjamin Watts and Wife Until she Arrives to Lawful Age to learn the business of Housewifery she now being fifteen years of Age.
Watts also purchased 420 acres on Rocky River from John Phillip Hartso, Phillip Siler, and John White and their respective wives on August 11, 1783.Phillip Siler and John White were nephews of John Phillip Hartsoe.The land had been conveyed to Phillip Siler and John White from their grandfather Frederick Hertzog/Hartsoe.John Phillip Hartsoe joined his nephews in the deed.Hartsoe's wife in the 1783 deed was Hannah.This was very likely Phillip Sitton's widow.Joseph Sutton was one of the witnesses for this deed, obviously serving as such because his former sister-in-law Hannah was now Hartsoe's wife and because Watts was his neighbor.Joseph's land on Brush Creek adjoined Watts' land.
Chatham County, NC Deed Book C, 1783-1786, p. 2.
August 11, 1783, John Philip Hartso and Hannah Hartso his Wife and Philip Soyler [Siler] and Mary Siler his Wife and John White and Janey White his Wife of the County of Chatham to Benjamin Watts of the County of Randolph County, NC,for £360, 420 acres on Rockey River.John Philip Hartso (in German), Haner (J) Hartso, Philip Siler, John (x) White, Mary (x) Siler, Jane (x) White.Wit.Joseph (x)Sutten, Thomas (T) Assery, Solomon Evens.
All of these abstracts were cited in my previous postings.
The Genealogy Branch of the State Library is also closed on Mondays now.If my schedule at work permits, I'll try to touch base with you Tuesday.
I have notes on Phillip Pindell (ca. 1686-1742; md. Elizabeth Holland)'s family which I will share with you later.