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Ambrose Jones SrAge: 76 years17161792

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Ambrose Jones Sr
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Ambrose
Surname
Jones
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Sr
Birth 1716 26
Address: Possibly St. Mary's Parish - Caroline County.
Birth of a brotherJohn Jones Sr
about 1720 (Age 4 years)

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James Jones
about 1738 (Age 22 years)

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Ambrose Jr Jones
about 1747 (Age 31 years)

Birth of a daughter
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Elizabeth Jones
about 1750 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
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Phoebe Jones
August 15, 1754 (Age 38 years)

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Reuben Gabriel Jones Sr.
1756 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
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Margaret Peggy Jones
about 1765 (Age 49 years)

Marriage of a childJames WinfreeElizabeth JonesView this family
about 1767 (Age 51 years)

Census 1767 (Age 51 years) Age: 51
Marriage of a childJames JonesAmey HumphriesView this family
about 1768 (Age 52 years)
Death of a brotherRobert Jones Jr
about 1771 (Age 55 years)

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Mary Jones
about 1772 (Age 56 years)

Death of a brotherJames Jones
about 1773 (Age 57 years)

Kentucky County, Virginia Formed December 31, 1776 (Age 60 years)

Note: Kentucky County (then alternately spelled Kentucke County) was formed by the Commonwealth of Virginia by dividing Fincastle County, VA. into three new counties: Kentucky, Washington, and Montgomery, effective December 31, 1776. During the three and one-half years of Kentucky County's existence, its seat of government was Harrodstown (then also known as Oldtown, later renamed Harrodsburg).
Articles of Confederation November 17, 1777 (Age 61 years)

Note: The Continental Congress submitted the Articles of Confederation to the states for ratification. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Articles_of_Confederation
Death of a brotherRichard Jones
about 1779 (Age 63 years)

Marriage of a childReuben Gabriel Jones Sr.Elizabeth TuckView this family
about 1780 (Age 64 years)

Kentucky County, Virginia Abolished June 30, 1780 (Age 64 years)

Note: Kentucky County was abolished on June 30, 1780, when it was divided into Fayette, Jefferson, and Lincoln counties of Virginia.[1] These later petitioned together to separate from Virginia, which was approved by the Virginia House of Delegates.
Marriage of a childWilliam B DaviesMargaret Peggy JonesView this family
February 14, 1783 (Age 67 years)

Census 1790 (Age 74 years) Age: 74
Death of a brotherJohn Jones Sr
about 1791 (Age 75 years)

Will January 3, 1792 (Age 76 years)
Source: Recorded in Will Book 2, p. 320 Granville Co Circuit Clerk's Office, Oxford, North Carolina
Note: Will and Estate of Ambrose Jones, (Sr.)
Death January 23, 1792 (Age 76 years)
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WillRecorded in Will Book 2, p. 320 Granville Co Circuit Clerk's Office, Oxford, North Carolina
Will
Will and Estate of Ambrose Jones, (Sr.) Granville County, North Carolina (1792) Will of Ambrose Jones (transcribed by Craig Kilby) Will dated 3 January 1792. Proved November 1792. Recorded in Will Book 2, p. 320 Granville Co Circuit Clerk's Office, Oxford, North Carolina. Original at North Carolina State Archives, Box CR.044.801.21. I Ambrose Jones of Granville County and state of North Carolina do make my Testament and last will followeth viz: Imprimis. I lend to my loving wife CATHARINE JONES during her natural life all my Estate of what nature so ever, and at her death I devise to my son GABRIEL his heirs and assigns for ever a certain part of the land I now live on beginning at my upper line where it crosses Aaron's Creek, thence down the said creek to the mouth of the long Branch thence East a straight line to Charles Harris' line upon his paying in two years after his Mother's death to my executors hereinafter named, two hundred pounds Virginia money which sum I give to my sons, daughters and grandson namely James, Ambrose, Stephen and Reuben, Elizabeth Winfree, Ann Sandford, Phebe Gregory & Peggy Davie, and John Brassie to be equally divided share and share alike. ITEM. I bequeath to my grandson John Brassie his heirs and assigns, fifty pounds Virginia money. ITEM. The remainder of my estate of what nature or kind so ever I give to my sons and daughters, and my grandson John Brassie to be equally divided share and share alike providing that which ever of my children had an over proportion at a Division I made of part of my negroes between them formerly, they pay to my Executors that over [xxxx] and by them to be paid to those of my children for their deficiency at that Division. LASTLY. I appoint my sons James, Stephen and Gabriel executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this [evening?] of third day of January Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and ninety two. /s/ Ambrose Jones Witnessed by John Brown, George Brown, Thomas Mutter. Proved at November 1792 Court by John Brown and Thomas Mutter. Then came Gabriel Jones and Stephen Jones and two of the Executors therein named and qualified agreeable to Law. Note that James Jones is not among the executors named in court. Estate File of Ambrose Jones, Sr. Original estate papers filed at North Carolina state archives, Box CR.044.508.97. Item No. 1. Dated 16 NOV 1799. Legatees Bond to Each Other for Insolvencies. Know all men by these presents that we James Jones, Ambrose Jones, Stephen Jones, Reuben Jones, Gabriel Jones, James Winfree, Robert Sandford, Thomas Gregory, William Davie and John Brassie are held and firmly bound unto each other jointly and severally in the full sum of one thousand pounds Virginia money for the payment of which well & truly to be made we bind ourselves and our heirs so sealed with our seals & dated this 16th day of November 1799. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the estate of Ambrose Jones deceased hath been exposed to public sale for bond with approved security payable the 25th day of December 1800 & whereas it is possible some insolvencies in the debts may arise Now if any such insolvency doth happen provided each of the above named persons shall well and truly bear an equal portion of the same when the estate is finally settled & paid by the executors then.....[part of page not copied]....witness our hands & seals the day and date above written. Witness Sterling Yancey, Philip Yancey. Signed/ The legatees to each other James Jones Ambrose Jones Stephen Jones Reuben Jones Gabriel Jones James Winfree Robin Sandford (signed by mark, written as Robin and not Robert) Thomas Grigory William Davey John Brassie Item No. 2. Dated (FRIDAY) 8 Nov. 1799. Consent bond to sell estate. Know ye that we James Jones, Ambrose Jones, Stephen Jones, Reubin Jones and Gabriel Jones, James Winfree, Robert Sandford, Thomas Gregory, William Davie and John Brassie legatees agreeable to the will of Ambrose Jones deceased, do hereby certify that we have mutually agreed & consented & by these presents do mutually agree & consent to expose the estate of Ambrose Jones deceased to publick sale next Wednesday it being the 13th of this inst. on a a twelve month credit the purchasers giving bond with approved security & we also do mutually agree & consent to divide the estate of the said decedent subsequent to the above named sale agreeable to the will of the said Ambrose Jones, dec'd & strictly agreeable to the [xxx] of a Relinquishment of Catharine Jones widow & relict of the said Ambrose Jones, dec'd given & executed by her on the 7th of this inst. wherein she has made over & relinquished all her right & title to a loaned estate as specified in the will of the said deceased. All the above we do mutually agree & consent to as witness our hands & seals this 8th day of Nov. 1799. Witnessed by Sterling Yancey and signed by all parties their signature except Robert Sandford who signs by mark. [NOTE: The will of Catharine Jones is dated 7 November 1798 naming same heirs as will of Ambrose Jones. Don't have date proved. Will is recorded in Granville County, Will Book 5, pp. 97-98. Original on file at North Carolina state archives, needs to be examined] [NOTE: Stephen Jones and Gabriel Jones, executors of Ambrose Jones, deceased, make sale to Robert Puryear 15 NOV 1799, Granville Deed Book Q, p. 336. Not examined. Probably for the land on Aaron's Creek]. Item No. 3. Inventory of Estate and Account of Estate Sale. Inventory is not dated and was prepared by Stephen and Gabriel Jones, executors. Sale was held Nov. 13, 14, 15 & 16th of November 1799. The inventory and account of sales are difficult to read and copies are sometimes cut off. Some items of Interest in the Inventory: Negro Men: Cashay, Sam & Philip Negro Women: Lucy, Jemima, Hogar, Jun, Little Lucy, Rachel, Stacey Boys Names: Roger, Gillburd, Randol, Dick, Charles, Henry, Joseph, Edmond, Ambrose Negro Girls: Fanny, Amey, Sarah, Nansy, Matilday, Jean, Rosannah Seven horses and two colts of last spring One colt two years old last spring 49 black cattle 60 hogs 16 pigs 25 sheep one black smiths anvil one copper still & pistol worm 14 chairs 2 tables six feather beds & furniture five bedsteads 4 shot guns 2 men's saddles 1 pair of saddle bags 3 bridles 4 bridle bits misc. carpentry tools 2 large bibles and 1 small bible 1 prayer book Bailey's Dictionary ("dicksionary") Buchanon's Medicine ("Buchanon medason") Confession of Faith Durhon on xxxxx Stackhouse "Duty of Man" Olney Lymans' "xxxx Sermons") The Afflicted Man's Companion Accounts due from Rev. George Muhlejohn?, Ruben Jones, Barlett Ellot, Joseph Blank, John Smith, Thomas Gregory. People purchasing items at the estate sale: 1. Name blacked out on copy 2. James Winfree 3. William Davie 4. Cotane Ulmstead 5. David Winfree 6. Henry Hayes 7. Robert Puryear 8. Thomas Bicks 9. George Traylor 10. Nicholas Childers 11. Gabriel Jones (large purchaser) 12. John Wilkerson 13. Thomas Mutter 14. Phillip Yancey, Sr. 15. Edward Jones 16. Benjamin Cotman 17. Robert Hester 18. Allin Harris 19. Zachariah Pinson 20. James Jones 21. George Turner 22. John Blackwell 23. Edward Tuck 24. William Ellinson 25. Benjamin Jones 26. John Willis 27. John Loftes 28. John P. Pool 29. John Graves 30 xxxxx P. Pool 31. Robert Sandford 32. Robert xxxxx 33. William Dixon 34. William Harris 35. Sandford Dixon 36. John Brassie 37. Stephen Jones 38. Ambrose Jones, Jr. 39. Robert Jones 40. Robert Jones 41. Young C. Pool 42. John Thomas 43. Mark Wilson 44. John Adams 45. xxxx Yancey 46. Bennet Tuck
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Will and Estate of Ambrose Jones, (Sr.) Granville County, North Carolina (1792) Will of Ambrose Jones (transcribed by Craig Kilby) cashkilby@aol.com Will dated 3 January 1792. Proved November 1792. Recorded in Will Book 2, p. 320 Granville Co Circuit Clerk's Office, Oxford, North Carolina, USA Original at North Carolina State Archives, Box CR.044.801.21. I Ambrose Jones of Granville County and state of North Carolina do make my Testament and last will followeth viz: Imprimis. I lend to my loving wife CATHARINE JONES during her natural life all my Estate of what nature so ever, and at her death I devise to my son GABRIEL his heirs and assigns for ever a certain part of the land I now live on beginning at my upper line where it crosses Aaron's Creek, thence down the said creek to the mouth of the long Branch thence East a straight line to Charles Harris' line upon his paying in two years after his Mother's death to my executors hereinafter named, two hundred pounds Virginia money which sum I give to my sons, daughters and grandson namely James, Ambrose, Stephen and Reuben, Elizabeth Winfree, Ann Sandford, Phebe Gregory & Peggy Davie, and John Brassie to be equally divided share and share alike. ITEM. I bequeath to my grandson John Brassie his heirs and assigns, fifty pounds Virginia money. ITEM. The remainder of my estate of what nature or kind so ever I give to my sons and daughters, and my grandson John Brassie to be equally divided share and share alike providing that which ever of my children had an over proportion at a Division I made of part of my negroes between them formerly, they pay to my Executors that over [xxxx] and by them to be paid to those of my children for their deficiency at that Division. LASTLY. I appoint my sons James, Stephen and Gabriel executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this [evening?] of third day of January Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and ninety two. /s/ Ambrose Jones *************** *************** Ambrose JONES (Rev War Patriot-Oath 7 Allegiance-Vol 22, page 177, State Records North Carolina, Vouchers #220,137,186, Comptroller's office, Pd. for service rendered)b. ca 1716 Granville Co., North Carolina, USA, d. ca 1792, m. Catherine (possibly, COLLINS) ca 1737. DAR records show children: (1) James JONES b. ca 1738, d. 1803, m. Amey (HUMPHREYS) HALLIBURTON (2) Ambrose JONES, Jr. b. ca 1747, d. 1809, m. Mary (unknown) (3) Stephen JONES b. 1745-50, d. 1835, m. (1) Mary ADAMS, m. (2) Nancy THOMPSON (4) Rueben JONES b. ca 1756, d. 1831, m. Elizabeth TUCK (5) Elizabeth JONES m. James WINFREE (6) Ann JONES m. Robert SANFORD (7) Phoebe JONES b. 15 Aug 1754, m. (1) Benjamin HAWKINS, m. (2) Thomas GREGORY, Jr. (8) Margaret "Peggy" JONES, m. William B. DAVIS (S/B DAVIES) 20 Feb 1783 (9) Gabriel JONES, d. 6 June 1835 unmarried (10) Mary JONES b. 1772, m. Francis BRESSIE (BRACEY) I descend from Margaret & William B. DAVIES(DAVIE, DAVEY) ********** ********** This is the html version of the file http://www.ajlambert.com/denny/rcrdgcnc.pdf. G o o g l e automatically generates html versions of documents as we crawl the web. To link to or bookmark this page, use the following url: http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:xkbgOC-OzjYJ:www.ajlambert.com/denny/rcrdgcnc.pdf+%22aarons+creek%22+%2Bjones&hl=en&ie=UTF-8 Google is not affiliated with the authors of this page nor responsible for its content. These search terms have been highlighted: aarons creek jones -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 1 Granville, North Carolina RecordsDenny/Jones/Winfree FamiliesSource: Abstracts of The Early Deeds of Granville County North Carolina 1746-1765 byZae Hargett Gwynn – Published by Joseph W. Watson, 1974.Introduction: not all shown here…Although there was some migration from the northeastern counties of North Carolina, oldGranville County received its heaviest flow of early settlers directly from Virginia. Froma historical standpoint, it is important to know its exact geographical boundaries withinthe period covered by the present abstracts, beginning with the creation of the parentcounty of Edgecombe in 1732, and terminating with the formation of the now extinctBute County in 1764.Edgecombe Precinct began its official operations with August Court 1732, under suchextraordinary complications that we cannot explore them here, and embodied a huge andimprecise area lying west of Bertie Precinct and the Roanoke River between the Virginialine on the northwest, Beaufort Precinct on the southeast, and Craven Precinct whoseeastern line extended nebulously to the Virginia border on a rough parallel with theaforesaid River. The population was obviously quite small and extended only a fewmiles from the Roanoke and Tar Rivers.The situation remained unchanged until the North Carolina General Assembly convenedat Edenton on April 4, 1741, passed an “Act to Confirm” Edgecombe County and Parish,and defined more clearly its boundaries with Northhampton, Bertie, Tyrrell, Beaufort,and Craven Counties: “Beginning on Roanoke River, at Jenkin Henry’s Upper CornerTree, from thence a straight Course to the Mouth of Cheek’s Mill Creek, on Tar River;and from the Southside of the said River, opposite to the said Creek, a straight line intothe Middle grounds, between Tar and Neuse rivers; … and from thence up as nigh as maybe, keeping the Middle between the said two Rivers, which shall be the dividing Linebetween the Counties of Craven and Edcomb.”Granville County and St. John’s Parish came into being at a General Assembly begun atNew Bern on June 28, 1746. It was divided from the upper part of Edgecombe Countyand Parish “by a Line beginning at the Mouth of Stonehouse Creek, on Roanoke River, tothe Mouth of Cypress Swamp, on Tar River, and from Thence across the River, in adirect Course, to the Middle Grounds between Tar River and Neuse River, being thedividing Line between Craven and Edgecomb Counties.The first Granville County Court was convened in 1746 “at the Dwelling-house ofWilliam Easton” until the Justices could select a suitable location and erect the requiredpublic buildings. Shortly before the General Assembly convened at New Bern onOctober 15, 1748, they had selected “a Place where-on to build a Court-house, Prison andStocks; which said Place, upon examination, is found to be within Six or Seven Miles ofthe Northwest Corner of the said County, to the great incommodity and Detriment of theInhabitants of the said County attending the said Court.” -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 2 After this criticism a new Commission consisting of William Eaton, Edward John, andJonathan White were appointed and authorized to sell to the best advantage “the Court-house, Prison, and Stocks already begun to be built” and to apply “the Monies arising bysuch Sale…for and towards the building of the Court-house, Prison and Stocks…for thesaid County of Granville” that were to be “erected on or near a Branch of Tar River,commonly called or know by the Name of Tabb’s Creek.” This location was on the northside of the River, a short distance west of the present corner of Vance and FranklinCounties.The same General Assembly of 1746 that created Granville County also created JohnstonCounty and St. Patrick’s parish from all that part of old Craven County lying northwest ofthe present Jones, Craven, and Pitt County lines.The new seat for Granville County was to be “at the Place in the said County known by the Nameof Oxford.” Under other terms of the Act of 1764, Solomon Alston, William Johnston, and JuliusNichols were the Commissioners appointed to erect “a Court-house, Prison, Pillory, and Stocks,for the use of the said County of Bute"” while Samuel Benton, Robert Harris, and Philip Taylorwere named to perform a similar service for Granville County. The present volume of deedabstracts ends about the time this transition was accomplished. Hugh Buckner Johnston, Wilson,North Carolina, Novermber 20, 1973.Pg. 252: Abstracts of Granville County Deeds, 1746 – 1765:471, 472 – February 14, 1764: JOHN HARRIS to ZACHARIAH DENNY for 10 pds.On Smith’s line containing 100 acres. Wts: Joseph Langston, James Langston.Source: Kinfolks of Granville County North Carolina 1765 – 1826 by Zae HargettGwynn – Published by Joseph W. Watson, 1974.Table of Contents:Deed Book H pg. 1Deed Book I pg. 12Deed Book K pg. 22Deed Book L pg. 30Deed Book M pg. 40Deed Book O pg. 45Deed Book N pg. 79Deed Book P pg. 88Deed Book Q pg. 104Deed Book R pg. 129Deed Book S pg. 143Deed Book T pg. 153Deed Book V pg. 167Deed Book W pg. 179Deed Book X pg. 179Deed Book Y pg. 195Deed Book Z pg. 208Deed Book 1 pg. 236Deed Book 2 pg. 253 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 3 Tax List – 1769 pg. 271Index pg. 283Introduction:Several criteria were used in selecting the deeds to be included in this book. The mostimportant was to include all deeds proving or indicating relationships. Another was toselect all deeds in which either the grantor or grantee, or both, lived in another county.This could indicated the counties from which people emigrated or to which theyremoved, many to other states. Also included are deeds in which both the grantor andgrantee had the same surname. While this does not necessarily mean that they wererelated, it is a likely place to begin searching.In many cases people sold land to their relatives in order to keep a tract from beingdivided. And there were many deeds of gift in which a normal price was stated. Since itwas necessary to have a consideration named for the land or personal property, a highprice would certainly make the gift seem more attractive.Granville County has been found to be quite different from some other eastern NorthCarolina counties, namely, Edgecombe, Nash, and Halifax, in one respect. There were avery large number of merchants in Granville County from its beginning and they boughtand resold quite a bit of the lands. They were noted, to a great extent, buying land atSheriffs’ sales and buying from persons who removed to other states. This also appliedto the buying of slaves for resale. In the other counties mentioned, the merchants hadvery little to do with the buying and selling of land and personal property.Another difference between Granville and the above named counties is that theboundaries of Granville County at that time were mostly artificial and many tracts of landlay in two counties and quite often in two states. Many person who inherited part of ahome tract found that their part, when divided, lay in another county. So there were agreat many of these “border line” sales and others by people living in a county which wasactually only a few yards away.All of the deeds in this book were abstracted by the late Zae Hargett Gwynn and the TaxList for 1769 was also copied and typed by her. This material would have filled at leastthree books of noraml size. Therefore, it was though best to select the deeds for inclusionin this book which seemed to give the most positive information for all genealogists.Joseph W. Watson – 198 March 1974.Pg. 10p. 505 ZACHARIAH DENNEY of Orange Co., N.C. deed to JOHN HARRIS ofGranville Co., April 14, 1769.Pg. 18p. 300 JAMES JONES and wife, ANN deed to AMBROSE JONES, SR. for all that landin Granville Co. willed to JAMES JONES by ROBERT JONES, decd., November 13,1771.p. 307 ISAAC WINFREE of Cumberland Co., Virginia, USA. Deed to JACOB WINFREE ofGranville Co., November 17, 1771. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 4 Pg. 84p. 144 JAMES WINFREE deed to DAVID WINFREE of Halifax Co., Virginia, USA., March 20,1792.Pg. 93p. 155 DAVID WINFREE of Halifax Co., Virginia, USA. Deed to CHARLES WADE of the countyand state aforesaid, May 4, 1795.Pg. 108p. 106 DAVID WINFREE of Halifax Co., Virginia, USA. Deed to JOHN PETTY POOL ofGranville Co. for land on the state line, December 19, 1797.Pg. 119p. 336 STEPHEN JONES and GABRIEL JONES, exrs. Of AMBROSE JONES, decd.,deed to ROBERT PURYEAR, November 15, 1799.Pg. 132p. 85 ZACHARIAH DENNY deed to JOHN DENNY, August 25, 1802.Pg. 146p. 149 WILLIE HOOKER deed to CLAUGHBOURN DENNY, signed by WILLIEHOOKER and ELIZABETH HOOKER, July 16, 1803.Pg. 154p. 39 GEORGE TAYLOR, JOHN TAYLOR, BENJAMIN DENNY, and AGNESTAYLOR of Granville Co. sold land jointly to JOHN TERRIL, February 15, 1805.Pg. 168p. 70 DAVID WINFREE of Halifax Co., Virginia, USA. Deed to THOMAS HESTER of GranvilleCo., October 1809.Pg. 185 & 186p. 191 JOHN DENNEY sold land in Granville Co. to BENJAMIN BOON of FranklinCo., N. C., February 15, 1813.Pg. 186p. 199 JAMES WINFREE deed to JANE WINFREE, November 23, 1813.Pg. 190p. 305 BENJAMIN DENNY and wife, CARONHAPUCK DENNY, and AGNESTAYLOR of Smith Co., Tenn. Deed to MOSES WINSTON of Granville Co., exceptingpart of the land taken out to make up JOHN TAYLOR’S part, December 8, 1814.Pg. 260p. 187 DAVID WINFREE of Smith Co., Tenn. Sold land in Granville to EDWARDTUCK, SR. of Halifax Co., Virginia, USA., October 3, 1824.Pg. 276JONES, JOHN, 1 white; JONES, ROBERT, 1 white, 4 blacks; JONES, AMBROSE, 3whites, 2 blacks; JONES, JAMES, 2 whites, 1 black; JOHNSTON, LARKIN, 1 white;JONES, WILLIAM, 1 white; JONES, RICHARD, 2 blacks; JONES, AMBROSE, 1black; JOHNSTON, BENJAMIN, 3 whites; JONES, Mary, 1 white; JETT, STEPHEN, 2whites; JETER, SAMUEL, 2 whites, 4 blacks; JORDAN, ROWLAND, 1 white;JORDON, ARTHUR, 2 whites, 3 blacks; JOHNSTON, JAMES, 3 whites; JOHNSTON,JOHN, 3 whites; JONES, WINKLER, 1 white, 3 blacks; JORDAN, GEORGE, 1 white, 4blacks; JOHNSTON, JOSEPH, 1 white; JONES, PETER, 1 white; JONES, WILLIAM, 2whites; JACOBS, WILLIAM, 1 white. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 5 Source: Abstracts of The Wills and Estate Records of Granville County North Carolina1746-1808 by Zae Hargett Gwynn – Published by Joseph W. Watson, 1973Table of Contents:Unrecorded Wills: pg. 1Wills, Inventories, Accounts, and Divisions of Estates, Book 1: pg. 34Wills, Inventories, Accounts, and Divisions of Estates, Book 2: pg. 116Wills, Inventories, Accounts, and Divisions of Estates, Book 3: pg. 169Wills, Inventories, Accounts, and Divisions of Estates, Book 4: pg. 196Wills, Inventories, Accounts, and Divisions of Estates, Book 5: pg. 230Wills, Inventories, Accounts, and Divisions of Estates, Book 6: pg. 270Index: pg. 313Pg. 80 & 81327,328 – April 2, 1782 – For 100 pounds paid by JAMES WINFREY and the childrenbegotten of his wife, ELIZABETH WINFREY, deed all our rights in a negro womannamed Milly, which is our right by will of JAMES COLLINS, deceased, of Carolin Co.,Virginia – signed by AMBROSE JONES, JAMES JONES, STEPHEN JONES,REUBEN JONES, GABRIEL JONES, ROBERT SANDFORD and wife ANNE,BENJAMIN HAWKINS and wife PHEBE, and PEGGY JONES of Granville andCaswell Counties, North Carolina. Wts: CHARLES WADE, JOSEPH BLANKS,JAMES JONES, GEORGE MOORE, WM. LOFTIS, JOHN LOFTIS, ROBERTSANDFORD, and BENJAMIN HAWKINS.Pg. 87& 88366-February 14, 1783 – PEGGY JONES to JAMES WINFREY for 100 pds., to saidWINFREY and children begotten of his wife ELIZABETH, the negro woman Milley andher increase which share came to me by will of JAMES COLLINS of Caroline Co.,Virginia. Wts: THORNTON YANCEY, WILLIAM LOFTIS, CHARLES WADE.Pg. 92388- Estate of BENJAMIN HAWKINS sold at order of court November 20, 1783; buyersincluded WILLIAM and JOSEPH GILL, PHEBE HAWKINS, AMBROSE JONES, andmany others.Pg. 165 & 166320, 321 – January 3, 1792 – proved November Court 1792 – AMBROSE JONES willsto wife CATHERINE for her lifetime all my estate and, at her death, to go to children; toson GABIEL, a part of land I now live on on Aaron Creek on Long Branch at CHARLESHARRIS’ line by his paying two years after his mother’s death 200 pds. To my exrs.;which money I give to my sons, daughters, and grandchildren, namely: JAMES,AMBROSE, STEPHEN and REUBEN, ELIZABETH WINFREE, ANN SANDFORD,PHEBE GREGORY and PEGGY DAVIE and JOHN BRASSIE; to grandson JOHNBRASSIE, 50 pds. Exrs: sons JAMES, STEPHEN, GABRIEL JONES. Wts: JOHN,GEORGE BROWN, JOHN MUTTER.Pg. 17231 – February 8, 1793 – CATHERINE JONES, widow and legatee of AMBROSEJONES, deceased, wishing to make a division of a part of the property left her byAMBROSE JONES, deceased, and hereby makes over to executors for such division asper will as if I were dead: 20 negroes, 5 head of horses, 23 head of cattle, 48 head ofhogs. Wts: ROBERT WADE, AMBROSE JONES, JR. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 6 Pg. 238 & 23997,98 – November 7, 1799 – CATHERINE JONES, widow and relict of AMBROSEJONES, deceased, gave to her children: JAMES, AMBROSE, STEPHEN, REUBEN, andGABRIEL JONES, ELIZABETH WINFREE, ANN SANFORD, and ROBERTSANFORD, her husband, PHEBE GREGORY, PEGGY DAVIE, and granDson JOHNBRESSIE, all that my husband lent me for my lifetime, and GABRIEL JONES shall livewith me as I reserve the plantation to myself for life, then he is to have it all withfurniture and my grandson to have a bed and furniture, both have these things while I liveas a gift from me; my old negro woman will live with me for life, then she is to besupported by my children and grandson. Wts: JOHN WILKERSON, ROBT, HESTER,STERLING YANCEY.88,89 – November 8, 1799 – JAMES, AMBROSE, STEPHEN, REUBEN, and GABIELJONES, JAMES WINFREE, ROBERT SANFORD, THOMAS GREGORY, WILLIAMDAVIE, JOHN BRESSIE agree to place the estate of AMBROSE JONES, deceased, topublic sale Wednesday, November 13, 1799 as agreed by them and CATHERINEJONES, widow. Wts: STERING YANCEY.99, 100 – The above parties make joint bond of 1000 pds. Virginia money that sinceestate of AMBROSE JONES, deceased, is sold and to be paid for December 25, 1800 andif not paid for, each of them will assume his portion of non-payment to the executor.Wts: PHILIP and STERLING YANCY.Source: Abstracts of the Wills and Estate Records of Granville County North Carolina1808- 1833 Vol. II by Zae Hargett Gwynn – Published by Joseph W. Watson, 1976Table of Contents:Wills, Inventories, Accounts, and Divisions of Estates, Book 7: pg. 1Wills, Inventories, Accounts, and Divisions of Estates, Book 8: pg. 83Wills, Inventories, Accounts, and Divisions of Estates, Book 9: pg. 135Wills, Inventories, Accounts, and Divisions of Estates, Book 10: pg. 179Wills, Inventories, Accounts, and Divisions of Estates, Book 11: pg. 227Wills, Inventories, Accounts, and Divisions of Estates, Book 12: pg. 267Index: pg. 313Pg. 14104- October 12, 1804 – William Jones came into court and stated that there has beensundry reports that he had said scandalous things bout MRS. ELIZABETH BLANKS,wife of RICHARD BLANKS, and he herewith denies all such charge and states furtherthat he does not have common knowledge of MRS. BLANKS and would not know her tobe man or woman except her outer dress……sworn to by STERLING YANCEY,ROBERT P. POOL, ROBERT SANFORD, SR., JOHN Y. WILKERSON, LEVISTERPOOL, REUBEN JONES, DANIEL RAMSEY, AMBROSE JONES, ROBERTSANFORD, STEPHEN SANDFORD.Pg. 104184, 185 – Estate of JOHN ALLESON, deceased, accounts of by GABRIEL JONES,admstr., from February 1810.Pg. 104 & 105 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 7 195 – November 26, 1818 – JAMES WINFREE, SR. appoints EDWARD TUCK, SR. ofHalifax Co., Virginia, USA, attorney, to collect all due me. Wts: REUBEN and WILLIAMJONES, WILLIAM AMIS.Pg. 154169, 170 – Inventory of estate of JAMES WINFREE, deceased, by EDWARD TUCK,admstr.Pg. 158212 thru 214 – February 28, 1823 – Account of sales of JAMES WINFREE, SR. byEDWARD TUCK, admstr.Pg. 18333 – May court 1825 – Account of sales of estate of JAMES WINFREE, deceased, byEDWARD TUCK, admstr., from 1823; mentions COLLINS, JANE and JAMESWINFREY, JR.Pg. 27297 thru 100 – August 9, 1830 – proven May court 1831 – RICHARD BLANKS wills towife ELIZABETH all lands in Granville and Person Counties whereon I now live and allservants (7) for her lifetime, all stock, horses, tools, furniture; to daughter MARY A.BLANK, $130.00, a bed and furniture, trunk, saddle and bridle; to son WILLIAMBLANKS, $130.00, a bed and furniture, a mare; to son ARMSTEAD BLANKS, $130.00,a horse and saddle; to son JOSEPH BLANKS, $130.00, a mare and saddle; to daughterSUSANNAH P. POOL, wife of LOGUSTIN PETTY POOL, $130.00 a mare, saddle andbridle, bed and furniture for her life, then to her heirs; to daughter ELIZABETHBLANKS, $130.00, a bed and furniture, saddle and bridle, and chest; to daughterNANCY WINFREY, wife of JAMES WINFREY, $130.00, a bed and furniture, saddleand bridle, stock, knives and forks, chest and earthen ware; to son SAMUEL BLANKS,$130.00 for which he has received a mare and saddle, at my death certain land beingvalued without improvements and if son RICHARD wish, he too to have part of land; todaughter SARAH BLANKS, $130.00; to son RICHARD, daughter, JANE BLANKS,each $130.00; to wife ELIZABETH, all else during life and, at her death, divided to mychildren, SAMUEL having land at its valuation and, if he does not want it, then to bedivided to all children. Exrs: son SAMUEL BLANKS and ROBERT JONES. Wts:GABIEL JONES, RICHARD BLANKS. (November court 1833 R. JONES survivingexr.)Source: Court Minutes of Granville County North Carolina 1746 – 1829 by Zae hargettGwynne – Published by Joseph W. Watson, 1977.Introduction:Publishing a book containing abstracts of Court Minutes of a county is an extirely newexperience for me, having previously dealt with wills, deeds, marriages, estate records,guardian records, and petitions. County Court Minutes are one of the least used sourcesof information that we have, primarily because there is no index and every word has to becarefully read or something inportant could easily be missed. They quite often containinformation not found elsewhere, but the task of reading them is too great for the averageresearcher. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 8 One of the things that makes this book different from most research volumes is that itcontains about half again as many names. Frequently names have been observed in theserecords that have not been noted in the wills or deeds of this county. Great numbers ofchildren had guardians appointed when their parent of parents died intestate, leaving nowill naming them. Other children were bound out to learn the art and mysteries ofplanting, saddlery, bricklaying, cooking, weaving, and other crafts. Many illegitimatechildren were bound out, giving their ages and one or more parents.There is much local history contained herein. An additonal attraction is proof of serviceof many soldiers both in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.The title of this book is inclusive but not entirely factual. A few Court Minutes do existfor the year 1746 and then, for all practical purposes, they skip to 1786. There are manyCourt Minutes for the period 1754-1770, but these consist mostly of court cases. Theauthor has abstracted these quite thoroughly through 1762 and briefly thereafter.Pg. 1447-THOMAS CRITCHER vrs. BISHOP HICKS, with JOHN SNEED, witness. Roadfrom THOS. MUTTER’S old store by AMBROSE BARKER’S to county line to be laidout by CHARLES HARRIS, AMBROSE JONES, WM. ROYSTER, JOHN STOVALL,BAR. STOVALL, ROBERT PURYEAR, JOEL CHANDLER, JAMES YANCEY,PHILLIP YANCEY, HENRY BOHANNON, CHARLES WADE, JOSEPHCHANDLER, JOSIAH MITCHELL, THOMAS APLING. THOMAS JETER fined fornon-appearance at trial of THOMAS CRITCHER vrs. BISHOP HICKS. LEWIS AMISappointed overseer of road in place of WILLIAM AMIS. FRANCIS WILKERSONappointed overseer of road from Fox Creek to Knotts Fork in place of PHILLIP LEWIS.Pg. 7461- WOODSON DANIEL deeds negro to ROBERT PAUL, proved by ROBT. REED.WILLIAM HUNT proved deed of gift from JNO. POTTER to JAS. STUART for negro.ROBERT MALONE proved deed from ROBERT BEVILL to ROBERT SANDIFORDfor 154 acres. EDMUND TAYLOR, SR. deeds to EDMUND TAYLOR 1500 acres.ZACHARIAH HIGGS proved deed from JOHN DUNKIN to HENRY LANGFORD for80 acres. JOHN WILKERSON to WM. BAILEY, JR., 186-1/2 acres. FRANCISSEARCY proved deed from STEPHEN WHITE to JOSHUA HAYES for 100 acres.THOMAS THOMASON to HARDY REAVES, 200 acres. AMBROSE JONES, permitfor grist mill across Aarons Creek - - he owning land on both sides of creek. HNERYODANIEL vrs. PHILLEMON WHITE and JAS. GILL.Pg. 9916- DOROTHY SCRIBNA deeds to JOHN FINCH 20 ACRES. JAMES WINFREE toDAVID WINFREE, proved by JOHN WADE and WM. TAYLOR. JOSEPH LEEMANto WILLIAM LEEMAN, proved by JOHN FINCH. Deed from THOMAS YORK toWILLIAM HAYNES. JOHN ANGUS deeds to WM. SHAPARD, proven by JAMESLYNE. SAML. FULLER to WM. FULLER. WM. EASLEY to JOHN YOUNG.ROBERT REID to EDWARD HARRIES. SAML. FULLER to ROGER JONES. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 9 Pg. 100November Court 179228 – CHAS. LEWIS, SAML. CLAY, ROBT. REID, JOHN PULLIAM divide anddistribute estate of ROBERT HESTER, deceased, to heirs. Will of AMBOSE JONES,deceased, proven by THOMAS MUTTER and JOHN BROWN. GABRIEL andSTEPHEN JONES qualified as executors. Deed from THOMAS STEEL to THOMASSATTERWHITE.Pg. 10245- JAMES LYNE renders account of estate of ELIZA BURDEN, deceased. STEPHENand GABRIEL JONES render account of estate of AMBROSE JONES, deceased. Jurorsto Superior Court paid. Will of WILLIAM FRAZIER, deceased, proved by SAML.HUNT and DAVID KNOTT. ARTHUR FRAZER and DAVID KNOTT are executors.Pg. 10576- DAVID MANN failed to appear as witness and is fined. Two overseers appointed byroads. CATHERINE JONES relinquishes part of her estate left her by her late husband,AMBROSE JONES, deceased. Deeds proved and ordered recorded (see deeds).Pg. 183 & 18459,60,61 – RICHARD D. COOKE, JR. appointed Justice of the Peace. Deeds proved andregistered. Agreement between THOMAS and YEARBY BRESSIE proved. Taxableproperty returned by tax collectors. JOHN NUTTALL, administrator of estate ofANTHONY COLE, deceased, makes return thereon. EVAN FREEMAN to answercharge of begatting bastard child on the body of AGNESS ANDERSON, ordered to paysupport for mother and child. STEPHEN WOOD bound to THOMAS WOOD (born onMarch 11). Orphans of BENJAMIN BASS to be bound out. SQUIRE SHERMANordered to appear and answer charge of bastardy in begatting child on the body ofJUDITH KINTON, and he to pay support of child. Jurors appointed to attend SuperiorCourt at Hillsborough. CATHERINE JONES, widow of AMBROSE JONES, deceased,relinquishes property lent her by deceased to her children and grandchild JOHNBRESSIE. LEWIS YANCEY gave to HENRY YANCEY 11 negroes. GABRIELJONES, executor of AMBROSE JONES, makes return of sales of estate.Minutes of the Court – Granville County, North Carolina 1806 – 1810Pg. 218November Term 1806 – Accounts of GABRIEL and STEPHEN JONES, executors ofAMBROSE JONES, returned.Pg. 219February Court 1807GEORGE, JOHN, and AGNESS TAYLOR, BENJAMIN DENNEY deed 69 acres toJOHN TERRYL.Pg. 278February Court 1819 – Grand Jury qualified.Deed of gift from JAMES WINFREE to NANCY TUCK, JAMES WINFREE and othersfor 340 acres and several negroes, stock and other property. REUBEN JONES provedpower of attorney to EDWARD TUCK. Deed to gift from JAMES WINFREE toDAVID WINFREE for 340 acres.Pg. 279 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 10 May Term 1819 – May 3, 1819MARY, wife of GABRIEL JONES, willingly deeds land sold by her husband.Source: North Carolina Taxpayers 1679-1790 – Volume 2 compiled by Clarence E. Ratchiff: BaltimoreGenealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1987IBSN: 0-8063-1204-1Notes: This book continues the work begun in North Carolina Taxpayers 1701-1786. It includes most ofthe remaining tax lists, from the earliest known to 1790, except for a few (most of which are redundant)which were recorded shortly before or after the tax lists in this and the first volume.Most of the names included in this book were found in the microfilmed tax lists at the North CarolinaState Archives in Raleigh (Roll S.50.10), or in photocopies of some records not on microfilm at NCSA, orin tax lists published in The North Carolinian, later titled the Journal of North Carolina Genealogy, andstill later titled North Carolina Genealogy.Names of taxpayers are given in alphabetical order for quick reference. The name of the county ofresidence of each taxpayer is provided as well as the date of the tax list. This volume includes the names ofabout 29,000 taxpayers.Carteret: CountyTax List Dates: 1779Abbreviations: CartSources: S.50.10 (NCSA)Sources: 07:771-773 Cart: censusCaswell: CountyTax List Dates: 1784, 1786 Abbreviations: Casw: 1784 Sources: S.50.10 (NCSA) Casw: census Sources: 11:1398, 2032 (JNCG)Granville: CountyTax List Dates: 1771, 1785Abbreviations: Gran: 1771Sources: S.50.10 (NCSA)Gran: 1785 Sources: S.50.10 (NCSA)Orange: CountyTax List Dates: 1779Abbreviations: Oran: 1779Sources: S.50.10 (NCSA)Oran: censusSources: 15:2349-65,2411Wilkes: CountyTax List Dates: 1782, 1784 Abbreviations: Wilk: 1782Sources: S.50.10 (NCSA)Wilk: 1784Sources: S.50.10 (NCSA)DENNEY: North Carolina Taxpayers: pg. 54Aaron: Wilk 1782Benjamin: Gran 1785Edmund: Wilk: 1782James: Oran: 1779James: Gran: 1771John: Oran: 1779Robert: Gran: 1771Zachariah: Casw: 1784DENNY: North Carolina Taxpayers:Azariah: Surry: 1782David: Dobbs: 1780George: Wilkes: 1784James: Wilkes: 1779John: Wilkes: 1784John: Beaufort: 1786William: Surry: 1782 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 11 JONES: North Carolina Taxpayers: pg. 109Ambrose: Cart: 1779Ambrose: Gran: 1785Ambrose: Gran: 1771WINFREY: North Carolina Taxpayers: pg. 225James: Gran: 1785Source: North Carolina Taxpayers 1701-1786 compiled by Clarence E. Ratchiff: Baltimore GenealogicalPublishing Co., Inc. 1989Note: This work lists the names of the taxpayers resident in about half of the North Carolina counties formed before1786. A second volume, it is hoped, will deal with the remaining counties. The object of this present volume is to setdown in writing, while research is fresh, a list of those persons paying poll taxes or property taxes sometime betweenthe years 1701 and 1786. For genealogical purposes, of course, the intent is to identify individuals in relation to aspecific time and place, and to make public a class of records likely to assist in the advancement of research.The majority of the names given here were copied from tax lists microfilmed at the North Caroline StateArchives in Raleigh (roll numbers, 155.108 and 115.49). Supplementing this basic list, and integratedthroughout the text, are names which have been extracted from The North Carolinian, afterwards called theJournal of North Carolina Genealogy and then simply North Carolina Genealogy, from which journal havealso been taken names of person owning headrights and landrights.For ease reference the names of taxpayers are given in a single alphabetical sequence. In all casestaxpayers are listed by county of residence and date, and in some cases additional data is supplied. Thecombined lists, with repeat entries for those people who appear in more than one tax list, containapproximately 28,000 names.DENNEY: North Carolina TaxpayersAscryer: Surry: 1771Asery: Surry: 1772Edmond: Surry: 1772Edmund: Surry: 1772Henry: Surr: 1771Henry: Surry: 1772John: Surry: 1771John: Surry: 1772Lazarus: Surry: 1772Samuel: Surry: 1771Samuel: Surry: 1772William: Rowan: 1759DENNY: North Carolina TaxpayersBenjamin: Granville: 1784 Granville: 1755 (NCSA: 115.49), 1769 (NCSA:155.108), 1784 (NCSA: 115.49)David: Dobbs: 1769James: Orange: 1755JONES: North Carolina TaxpayersAmbrose: Granville: 1769Granville: 1769 (NCSA: 155.108)Ambrose: Granville: 1784Granville: 1784 (NCSA: 115.49)WINFREY: North Carolina TaxpayersIsaac: Granville: 1769Granville: 1769 (NCSA: 155.108)James: Granville: 1784Granville: 1784 (NCSA: 115.49) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 12 www.ajlambert.com ************ ************ Message #2561 - National Genealogy Conference Date : 26-Mar-90 22:45 From : Robert Mclaren To : John Palmer Subject : GREGORY John, just getting around to answering a lot of old messages. You were looking for help in a 9 Jan message on Thomas GREGORY of Granville County, North Carolina, USA, who married Phoebe Jones HAWKINS. I checked Brent H. Holcomb's "Marriages of Granville County, North Carolina, 1753-1868"; Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1981, and found that marriage. . GREGORY, Thos. & Pheby HAWKINS; Date of Bond, 18 Oct 1787; Bondsman, Gabriel JONES; Witness, John Searcy. . If Pheby is the daughter of Ambrose JONES as you say, then I would suspect that Gabriel Jones is related to Pheby. I also found another GREGORY/JONES marriage: . GREGORY, Bedford & Patsy JONES; Date of Bond, 1 March 1814; Bondsman, James H. NEWTON; Witness, H. YOUNG. . Hope this is useful. Bob
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