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1768 Petition, Cumberland and Orange Counties
1768 Petition, Cumberland and Orange Counties
1768, Nov 11 -- Petition, Nov 1768 - Dec 1768 General Assembly Session Records
Petition of inhabitants of Orange and Cumberland counties to divide the counties and create a new county beginning at the intersection of Johnston, Orange and Cumberland county line running north 18 miles then west 42 miles, thence south 34 miles thence east 42 miles and north to the beginning. Signed by the following: [selected signers] James Riddle, Wm. Riddle, Christopher Yow, William Dickerson, Owen Dowd, William Barber, Nathaniel Powell, Joseph Fry, Howel Brewer, Geddin Gilbert, Joseph Gilbert, Warner Coleman, Lishey Lawley, Alexdr. Kennedy, Jeremiah Phillips, Lambert Reed, John Garner, Thomas Neddam, Enoch Spinks, John Larrance, John Needom, Thos. Kost, James Latham, Isom Melton, John Lawrence and Charles Golston. [Editor's Note: these were inhabitants of what would later become the counties of Moore, Chatham and Randolph petition was rejected.]
 
 
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1769 Petition, Anson County, NC - Regulators
1769 Petition, Anson County, NC - Regulators
1769, Oct 9 -- Oct 1769-Nov 1769 General Assembly Session Records
The following individuals were among the Anson County [Montgomery County] residents signing the petition concerning taxes and fees for public officials. Known as the Regulator's Petition: Jno. Jeffery, John Smith Sandhill, Christopher Butler, John Sowel, Wm. Sowel, John Carpenter, John Morgan, Samuel Sowel, Charles Sowel, Richd. Braswell, George Braswell, Joseph Allen and Lewis Sowell. [Editor's Note: those listed above are believed to be past or future residents of Moore County, NC and can be found in numerous land transactions over the period.]
 
 
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1779 Petition, Anson County, NC - Division of Anson and creation of Montgomery County, NC
1779 Petition, Anson County, NC - Division of Anson and creation of Montgomery County, NC
1779, Jan 20 -- Jan 1779-Feb 1779 General Assembly Session Records, Box 2 Folder 28
A Bill to divide Anson County and create Montgomery County includes petition from inhabitants requesting a division based on hardships and disadvantages based on distance and watercourse. The division would be an east to west line crossing the Pee Dee River at the mouth of Rocky River and all the land north of the Pee Dee would be a distinct county. Some of the earliest Montgomery county residents can be found on this petition including: Christopher Butler Junr., Christopher Butler Senr., James Butler, Thomas Butler, Jesse Wallace, Joshua Butler, John Sowell, John Ward, Joseph Allen, Thomas McClendon, Thos. Ward, John Dunn, John Wright, Thomas Diton, William Morgin, Goen Morgan, Vinson Davis, John Jefry, and Josias Wright.  
 
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1782 Map of Cumberland County including present day Moore County
1782 Map of Cumberland County including present day Moore County
This 1782 map was prepared by an unidentified cartographer/surveyor, probably to accompany the 1784 petition to the General Assembly to create a new county from the northwest part of Cumberland County. The map portrays the boundaries of Cumberland County in 1782 and shows rivers and creeks, roads, residences of some individuals, and other landmarks. Four potential dividing lines are recorded on the map. The proposed line from Cole's Bridge on Drowning Creek to the Wake County line is the one adopted in the act creating Moore County in 1784. Portions of surrounding counties are also portrayed. 
 
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1784 Petition, Cumberland County, NC - Creation of Moore County
1784 Petition, Cumberland County, NC - Creation of Moore County
Apr 1784 - Jun 1784 General Assembly Session Records, Box 3 Folder 41

A Bill for dividing Cumberland County into two distinct Counties and for the other purposes therein mentioned.

In H. Commons 3 May 1785. Read for the first time and passed by order. 13 May 1784 read the second time amended and passed.

In Senate May 3rd 1784. Read the first time and passed by order. 4th May 1784 read the second time amended by consent of the Commons passed and order to be engrossed.

To the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina now setting. The petition pf the Inhabitants of Cumberland County have now showeth. Whereas your petitioners living in the Upper End of the said County do labour under great hardship in attending on Courts and Other Public meetings from their remote situation from the Court House, many of whom being upwards of sixty miles there from, do Humbly pray that the said County may be Divided To Wit: Beginning on the South Side of Cape Fare River, at Chatham County line where it crosses sd. River running from thence a direct course to Coles Bridge on Drowning Creek, And so to be bounded by the lines of the Adjacent Countys as to make a Distinct County, Nevertheless on to the Boundaries your petitioners most Humbly Submiths to your great Wisdom to which they ever think themselves in duty bound to pray.

Jas. Burges, Thos. Armstrong, James Dyer, Wm. Armstrong, John Armstrong, Michl. King, Charles Crawford [Capt.], Wm. Cox [Capt.], Wm. Seale, John Overton, John Overton Junr., John Phillips, Wm. Harden, John James, Elijah Bettis, Isaac Hardain, Joseph Furr, Nathl. Norwood, [torn] Hunnicutt, [torn] Dickinson, [torn] Collins, Theopilus Petty, John Hunnicutt, James Maples, Burrel Maples, Daniel Munk, Thos. Collins Jur., Ralph Davis, John Goldston, Martin Dye, Stephen Collons, George Nelson, Abraham Cole, Duncan Johnson, John Camron, Kenneth Camron, Archibald Munk, Thos. Gilmore, Kinchin Kitching, Stephen King [? very faded], Josiah Maples, Matthew Kitching, John Evans, William Kitching, John Cox, Joseph Fry, Johnathan Caddell, Richardson Feagin, John Jackson, Neil McLeod, Danl. Jones, Solomon Cox, James Wadsworth, James Hill, Jac. Caddell, Donald Makensey, George Grimes, Thomas Graham, John Ritter, Jacob Stuts, John Stuts, Eleck Autry, Frederick Autry, John Minyerd, Ritcherd Burd, Robert Burd, James Autray, Christopher Yow, John Leech, Angush Cambell, William Barrett Junior, Colin McLain, John Shufeild Junier, John Hair, Reubin Fremon, William Elmore, James Morgan, Peter (looks more like Frances) Hair, Lues Fels [Lewis Fields?], Donald McLeod, Norman McLeod, Normand McLean, Hector McLain, John Bohanan, Kenneth McDonald, Wm. Cox, Danold McKinnon [?], William Dunn, Thomas Dunn, John Keys, Moses Keyes, William [torn], Henry [torn], Bartholomew Dunn [torn but listed twice in a row ? likely Sr. and Jr.], Allan [torn ? likely Morrison], Norman [torn], Hart. Hunnicutt, John Dunlap, Benjamin Sheales, John Blanchet, William Dunn, Adam Keeling, John Blachett Junr., Robt. Davis, Willm. Martin Junr., Thos Tyson, John Carrell, Anthony Street, James Thorton, Charles Seale, Collins Hardy, Jacob Hardy, Jun., John Kenney, William Cockerham, Solomon Jones, Jacob Hardy, John Hunnicutt Ser., Thos. Maples, Jeremiah Collon, Thos. Agerton, Wm. McKinzie, Wm. Hodges, Edmon Hodges, Joseph Duckworth, Charles Campbell, Drurey Hodges, Anguish McDugal, Jason Wadsworth, James Morgin, James Caddell, Aaron Fagens, John Paitt, James Wadworth, James Muse, Duncan McIntosh, Alexr. McDonald, Anthony Mears, James Simmons, Jhon Warner, Jesse Muse, John Hurley, Thomas Seale, William Morgan, John Morgin, William Morgan Senr., Jesse Ritter, Robert Stephens, Samuel Tidwell, Ansil Melton, Nathaniel Melton, John Adkins, William Barrett, Solomon Barrett, Archibald McDonald, William Ashaly, [Jesse?] Bates, William Smith, John McLane, Richard [Nales?], Peter Shamburger, Wm. McLean, Thomas Grimes, Donald McLeod, Allan Martin, Donald McDonald, Donald McLeod, Murdock Betheun, Alexender Mckeever, John McCauly, Angush McAuly, John Kagel, Gorge Kagel, Nathan Maner, William Maner, Seth Maner, George Keringer, William Williamson, John Williamson, Robert Grimes, Nichlos Newton, Francis Tedwell, Samuel Barrett, William Smith, Nichlos Wallas, Lannard Furr, Nathan Smith, Everet Smith, Isum Smith, Henry Jackson, James Ledlow, Adam Comer, Leonard Cagel, Roger Cagel, William Constable and Peter Garner.

[Editor's Note: Many of the names are faded, torn and hard to read. Some are actual signatures or marks and clearly multiple names have been signed by one individual]

A Bill for dividing Cumberland County into two distinct Counties.
Whereas the County of Cumberland is so extensive that it is extremely inconvenient for the inhabitants to attends courts and public meetings. Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina and it is hereby enacted by the Authority of the same that from and after fourth day of July next the County of Cumberland shall be divided into two distinct Counties by a line beginning at Coles Bridge on drowning creek thence a direct line to the corner of Wake and Johnston Counties in Cumberland line and all that part of Cumberland laying to the north west of the new line shall be a separate and distinct county by the name of Moor County and [be it enacted by the authority afore said] hat the lower part of Cumberland County laying south east of said line shall be a separate and distinct county and known by the name of Fayette County and be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid that nothing herein contained shall be construed to debar the sheriff and Collector of taxes or other officers or any of them in the said county of Cumberland as it stood undivided from levying any collections or making districts for any taxes fees or other duties that may be due from the inhabitants thereof on or before the fourth day of July next in the same manner as if this act had never been made any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

And be enacted by the authority aforesaid that the Courts for the County of Fayette be held at the place where the courts of Cumberland County are at present established on the fourth Monday in January April July and October in every year and that the Courts for the County of Moore hereafter shall be held at such place within the said County as the Commissioner herein after named shall appoint on the fourth Monday in February May August November in every year and that all causes please writs actions suits plaints process precepts recognizances and other matters and things in the Court of Cumberland depending from and immediately after the first day of August next shall stand adjourned and continued from the present Court House of the said County to such place as the said Commissioners or a majority of them shall direct and appoint as aforesaid and all appearances and returns which shall be made on the days appointed by law for holding in the said court of Cumberland shall hereafter be made to the first Court that shall be held for that county wherein the cause of action arose and all suitors and witnesses bound to appear there of in the same manner as if the said court had not been removed from the present Court House any law usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

And be it also enacted by the authority aforesaid that Thomas Matthews, John Roberson, Willis Dickerson, Philip Alston and John Jackson or the majority of them shall be and hereby appointed Commissioner and impowered and directed to agree with workmen for erecting and building a Courthouse prison and stocks for the use of said County of Moor and for purchasing materials for that purpose and for enabling the said Commissioners to defray the expenses of said building a tax of one Shilling on every hundred pounds of taxable property within the said County of Moor as the same is established by this act and an equal sum on every unmarried man not possessed of the value of one Hundred pounds shall be levied and collected in the same manner as public taxes are or shall be levied and collected and all person who shall refuse or neglect to pay the taxes, by this Act impose upon them at the time and in the manner which is or shall be appointed by law for the payment of public taxes shall be liable to disthis [?] and sale of their property in the same manner as for non payment of public taxes and it is further declared that the said tax shall be collected by the officer or officers who is or may be appointed to collect the public taxes and such officer or officers shall give security to the said Commissioners for the faithfull discharge of his or their duty and shall be intitled to the same Commissions and liable to the same penalties restrictions process and remedy for enforcing the payment thereof as by law my be had against collectors or receivers of public monies.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that the County Courts of Moore and Fayette shall nominate the following number of freeholders to serve as jurors of the Superior County for the District of Wilmington of which district the said Counties are hereby declared to be part that is to say for County of Boston [should be Moore] and for the County of Fayette any law or statute to the contrary notwithstanding and be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that for running the dividing line Thomas Matthews & Jno Adkins be and they are duly appointed commissioners and imposed to lay off run and make the said dividing line agreeable to the direction of this act which said line when run by the Commissioners herein named shall be by them entered of record in the courts of the counties of which the said lines to be boundary and shall hereafter be deemed the dividing line between said counties.
 
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1785 Petition, Deep River and Cape Fear River
1785 Petition, Deep River and Cape Fear River
1785, Dec 6 -- Petition, Nov 1785-Dec 1785 General Assembly Session Records, Box 3 Folder 39
Petition by inhabitants of Chatham and Moore counties to remove fish dams, traps, wares and other intrusions from the Cape Fear and Deep Rivers. Signers include: Phil Alston, Charles Shearin, John Wilkins, Moses Myrick, Richd. Barber, Sterlin Carrell, Thos Tyson, John Pearce, John Powers and Henry Powers.
 
 
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1785 Petition, Randolph County, NC and Moore County, NC
1785 Petition, Randolph County, NC and Moore County, NC
1785, Dec 6 -- Petition, Nov 1785-Dec 1785 General Assembly Session Records, Box 1 Folder 7
Only the petition was included. No details but speculation is that it was a petition to erect a courthouse in the center of Randolph County, NC. Signers: [selected signers from Randolph County page 1 and 3] William Reader, John Graves, Evachel Hancock, John Lawley, Elisha Lawley, Uriah Wright and Nathanl. Tucker. The names listed on the second page are largely from Moore County and are listed in their entirety: Isaac Dun, William Dunn, William Smith, Bartholomew Dunn, John McAulay, Alexander Morrison, George Grimes, Bartholomew Dunn Junr., Normand McLeod, Nicolas Newton Senr., Allan Morison, Malcom McLeod, John Kees, George Ceagle [Cagle], Thomas Kees, Nathanyel Melton, William Kees, Richard Dunn Junr., Moses Keys, William Keys, Benja. Simmons, Jesse Brown, Vincent Davis, Averit Smith, William Maness, James Maness, John Shuffield Junr., David Davison, Ambrose Maness, Joseph Cockman, Wm. Smith Senr., Wm. Smith Junr., John Smith, Samuel Tidwell, John Cagle, Jacob Stutts Jur., Isom Smith, George Cagil, Thoms. Minyard, David Cagel, Nicolas Wallis, Stephen Richardson, Normand McLean, John Allin, Adam Shuffield, John Caringer, John Shuffield Senr., Isom Shuffield, Shadrack Manes, Meshach Manes, Hezekiah Dunn, James Munyard, Henry Cagle, Jacob Caringer, William Dunn, Nathan Smith, Jacob Stutts Senr., Richard Dunn Sen., John Morison, Murdoch McLeod, Hector McLean, James Bowdon, Travis Bowdon, Windsor Pearce, John Pearce, Gideon Meakins, John Caneday, Willm. Searcy, John Reade, Charles Stewart, Micaj. Hendry, John Garner, Edward Moore, Rolley Spinks, Alexd. Kanedy, David Kanedy, James Garner, Joseph Carr, Robt. Carr, John Spivey, James Mallett [?], Christopher Yow, John Spinks, Wm. Reade, Jessy Pitts, George Carringer Junr., John London [?], George Caringer Sen., Wm. Harris, Charles Grey, David Andres, John Powers, Adam Andres, Wm. Williams, Richd. Bird, James Deaton, Wm. Bird, Isaac Deaton [?], John Cagle and Elias Allred. [Editor's Note: While we can't be certain that these are in fact signers of the Randolph County petition we have been unable to locate a similar one for Moore County during the same time frame. Some of these names appear to be actual signatures while others are clearly written by the same person as other names around them. The Randolph County petition suffered from similar challenges including some signers that would be under 21 years old. Regardless, this is quite a list of northern Moore County residents during the late 1780's.]  
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1787 Petition, Moore County, NC - Thomas Mathews
1787 Petition, Moore County, NC - Thomas Mathews
1787, Dec 16 Petition, Nov 1787-Dec 1787 General Assembly Session Records
The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly for reinstatement of Colonel Thomas Mathews as a Justice of the Peace. Mathews was removed by the General Assembly based on false and accusations made by Duncan Campbell. Signers: [selected signers] Wm. Seale JP, Thomas Graham, Neil McLeod, Reuben Shields, Jno., Jackson, Richardson Feagin, Corn. Dowd, John Blanchett, Patrick Dowd, William Martin, W. Barrett, Jac. Caddell, John Dunlap, Samuel Elkins, Stephen Collins, Thomas Collins Junr., Wm. Seal, Jesse Muse, John Bethune Murdo Bethune, Allan Morison, George Graham, Robert Grimes, Robert Graham, Jno. McLeod, Bartholomew Dunn, William Newton, Nicolas Newton, Neil Matheson, Normand Matheson, Nathaniel Melton, Nicolas Newton and William Smith. [Editor's Note: Petition rejected]
 
 
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1788 Petition, Randolph County, NC - Courthouse
1788 Petition, Randolph County, NC - Courthouse
1788, Nov 20 -- Nov 1788-Dec 1788, General Assembly Session Records Box 2, Folder 1

To the Honourable the Gennerall Assembly for the State of North Carolina
The Petition of the Inhabitance of Randolph County Humbly Sheweth That a Number of them Labour at a Great Disadvantage in Attending on Public Meetings Owing to the Place Whare the Coarte is held being so fare from the Center of the said County We your Humble Petitioners Beg that your Honourable Boddy Would Pass an Act Directing that Commishoners be Appointed for the Purpose of Centering the Said County & Erecting the Publick Buildings At or Neare the Center of the Said County and We your Petitioners are Ever Bound to Pray etc. [selected signers] Richard Bird, William Bird, Nimrod Brewer, Arther Reade, Isaac Redfarn, Jas. Ledlow, Jas. Lathem Junr., Wm. Reade Junr., Jno. Williamson, Wm. Needham, Math. Deaton, Eldrig Deaton, Windsor Pearce, Joseph Hix, Arther Smith, Michall Andrews, Howell Brewer Sen., Wm. Richeson, Jno. Lathem, Wm. Lathem, Drury Richeson, Jas. Needham, William Smotherman, Cornelias Lathom, Thoms. Cost Sen., Thos. Cost Junr., Jas. Lathom Senr., Johnson Lathom, William Searcy, Joseph Carr, Wm. Neadom, John Garner, Rolle Spinks, John Pearce, John Read, Wm. Argo, Robt. Carr, John Deaton, John Spinks, Lewis Spinks, Garrot Spinks, Enoch Spinks, William Read, Adam Andrews, Davis Andrews, Charles Stewart, William Pearce, Thos. Waddill, Dennis Carpender, John Needham Senr. and Wm. Smith.

 
 
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1790 Petition, Montgomery County, NC - Relocate Courthouse
1790 Petition, Montgomery County, NC - Relocate Courthouse
1790, Nov 17 -- Nov 1790-Dec 1790 General Assembly Session Records, Box 4 Folder 31
Petition to relocate the courthouse to a more suitable location near the center of the county. Some of the signers include Robert Cox, James Gibson, John Sowell, Wm. Morgan. Samuel Allen, Isham Smith, Joseph Deaton, Solomon Carpenter, Temple Carpenter, John Smith, William Sowel, John Sowel, John Deaton, James Allen, Joseph Allen, Thomas Cotton, Henry Freeman, Johnathan Carpenter, Edward Right, William Wallace, Nathan Smith, John Smith, Stephen Smith and Nichls Smith. 
 
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1790 Petition, Randolph County, NC - Courthouse Relocate
1790 Petition, Randolph County, NC - Courthouse Relocate
1790, Nov 22 -- Nov 1790-Dec 1790 General Assembly Records Box 3 Folder 26
Petition to relocate courthouse to center of the county. Signers include: William Searcy, William Bowden, Edward Waddel, James Presnol, William Wright, Joseph Wright, John Graves, William Graves, Richard Graves, John Latham, John Larrance, Evachel Handcock, John Handcock, Enoch Spinks, Rolli Spinks, John Reed, Lambert Reed, Wm. Reed, George Onslot, John Onslot, John Larrance, Wm. Reeder, Jno. Reed Junr., James Graves, Samuel Graves, Thos. Cost Senr., Thomas Cost Junr., John Vanever, John Argo, William Argo, Amanuel Azbel, Elisha Lolly and Jno. Lolly.  
 
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1791 Petition, Montgomery County, NC
1791 Petition, Montgomery County, NC
1791, Nov 20 -- Dec 1791-Jan 1792 General Assembly Session Records, Box 3 Folder 7
Petition to relocate courthouse to a more suitable location. Signers included: William Sowell, Randel Cheek, William Morgan, Thos. Morgin, Joseph Deaton, Thos. Ward, Joshua Butler, Thomas Ward, John Ward, John Boling, John Sewell, Jno. Deaton, Martin Hancock, Isham Smith, Nathan Smith, Solomon Carpenter, John Boling, Jesse Boling, James Allen, Nicholas Smith, Robert Cox, Owin Carpenter, William Morgan and Saml. Hancock. 
 
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1793 Petition, Moore County, NC - New Moore County Courthouse in Alfordstown
1793 Petition, Moore County, NC - New Moore County Courthouse in Alfordstown
1793, Nov 25 -- Dec 1793-Jan 1794 General Assembly Session Records, Box 3

Contains hundreds of signatures of early Moore County residents. Petition to the NC General Assembly to establish "Alfordstown" and move the courthouse there. Petition ultimately failed. Very large document, similar to a Tax List, and it may take additional time to load. Typed abstract at conclusion of the document courtesy of Central North Carolina Journal, September 1993 [Edited and published by James V. Comer]. Original documents courtesy of NC Archives.  
 
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1793/1794 Petition to form Alfordstown, NC
1793/1794 Petition to form Alfordstown, NC
 
 
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1795 Petition, Moore County, NC - Courthouse Relocation
1795 Petition, Moore County, NC - Courthouse Relocation
1795, Jan -- Petition, Nov 1794-Feb 1795 General Assembly Session Records, Box 3 Folder 15
The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly to move the courthouse to a more suitable location. Signers include: [selected signers] Michal Dickinson, Kindred Muse, James Hill, Himrick Hill, Kindred Muse, John Baton, Donald Martin, Murdoch Martin, Wm. Wright, Joseph Wright, Ezekieh Dunn, Dannel McLeod, Thomas Dunn, John Ritchardson, John Dunn, Gorg Morgin, Wm. Morgen, W. Barrett, Adam Comer, John Comer, Leanard Caggle, Andrew White, Thomas Smithermon, James Elkins, Ruben Freman, John Shuffeld, John Sheffeld, George Williams, Stephen Davis, Jesse Brown JP, William Dunn, Stephen Ritchandson, Ansel Melton Sener., Everit Wallis, Wm. Key, Nathaniel Melton, David Richardson, James Manes, John Gilliam, Christyen Stuts, Bartholomew Dunn, Angus MacIver and Allen Beaton.
 
 
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1797 Petition, Montgomery, Randolph and Richmond counties, NC - Little and Uwharrie Rivers
1797 Petition, Montgomery, Randolph and Richmond counties, NC - Little and Uwharrie Rivers
1797, Oct 27 -- Nov-Dec 1797 General Assembly Session Records, Box 1 Folder 5
Dueling petitions regarding the 1794 act entitled "an act to keep open Little and Uhara rivers in the county of Randolph and Montgomery for the passage of fish up the same". Petitioners from Richmond, Anson and Montgomery counties urged the General Assembly to repeal the act and allow inhabitants to build mills and dams on and across these rivers. A separate petition from inhabitants of Montgomery and Randolph urged the General Assembly to keep the act. Selected signers of the latter petition include: [Randolph] John Presnall, James Presnall, William Lathem, Absalom Presnall, Johnston Spencer, William Pool Snr., Drury Richardson, Peter Cagle, William Bollin, Samuel Pool, Harrison Callicot, Peter Bean, Wm. Harvey, Johnson King, Jesse King, John Harvey, Jesse Pool, Charles Bollin Junr., James Presnall, Elijah Ashworth, William King, Benjamin Bollin, Thomas Bean, John Brown, Elijah Presnall, Walter Bean, Peter Randall, Thomas King, Isaac Brown, George Lucas, William Lucas, Thomas Lucas, John Lucas, Peter King, Mitchel Boling, John Boling, Andrew Auman, Christian Luther, George Luther, Michael Luther, Jacob Luther, John Steed, Richd. Bean [Montgomery] Joseph Holthem, Sollomn Bennet, Lias Morris, Henry Stevens, Eligy Holthem, Fenison Chesson, James Moore, Daniel Chance, Edward D. Tyler, James Stevens, Robert Stevens, Wm. Stevens, Uriah Wright, William Spencer, John Nichols, Elias Spencer, William Collicott, Eli Collicott, Asa Collicott, James Collicott, William Nichols, George Thomas, Elijah Spencer, Aquilla Sugg, Edward Duvall Tyler Jun., John James, John Collicott, Hatton Morris Senr., Hatton Morris Junior, Wm. Wright Senr., Ransome Nichols, Andrew Edwards, James Elkins, William Allen, George Allen, James Allen, Reuben Allen, George Allen, Seymore Spencer, John Ward, William Trent, Jesse Symmons, James Symmons, William Ozier, Jacob Ozier, William Altam and Edward Morris.  
 
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1808 Petition to Governor Benjamin Williams
1808 Petition to Governor Benjamin Williams
1808, Nov 11 -- Governor Benjamin Williams Papers, Nov 1808 Correspondence, Moore County, NC
Petition of Moore County residents on behalf of Charles Brady who have been convicting of maiming and sentenced to a fine and sixty days imprisonment. The petitioners plead on behalf of Brady that the act was done in sudden affray and without any malice, the verdict was doubtful to many, Brady is very poor man with a family of small helpless children and a sickly hysterical wife and they are requesting a pardon. Signed by the following: John McIver, Richardson Fagin, Niell McLeod, Alexr. McLeod, A. McBryde, Wm. Martin, Murdo Bethune, Neill McLeod, John Sewell, John McNeill, John Martin, John Murchison, Ralph Davis, Donald McDonald, [illegible], James Melton, D. Murchison, Robt. McLauchlan, Murdoch McAulay, Geo. Jackson, Daniel Patterson, Allan Morison, Wm. Jackson, J.A. Cameron, Murdoch Martin, Corn. Dowd, Micajah Thomas, Jno. McSween, Archd. Shields, John Cameron, John Wadsworth, William Tyson, Samuel Jackson, Saml. Dunn, Daniel Buie, Edward Stuart, H. Gilmore Esq., and J. Gaster.
 
 
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1814 Petition to Governor William Hawkins
1814 Petition to Governor William Hawkins
1814, Aug 8 -- Governor William Hawkins Papers, Aug 1814 Correspondence, Moore County, NC
Petition of Moore County residents on behalf of Gabriel Hardin, John Hardin and Nathan Vick who have been convicting of killing cattle and sentenced $10 and sixty days imprisonment. The petitioners plead on behalf of these men in very moderate circumstances and no way of supporting them but by their own labors for Governor Hawkins to reduce the penalty to just the fine. Signed by the following: Francis Myrick, Wm. Waddill JP, Jas. Gaines, George Moore, Alexander Kennedy, Lenoard Stuts, Wm. Smith, Jesse Pearce, Howel Brewer, David Brewer, Drewry Brewer, Magor S. Johnson, Stephen Perry, Wm. Hunsucker, James Lakey, Tho. Person, Anderson B. Smith, William Kennedy, John Kennedy, Isaac Teague, William Fry, Wm. Lewis, Lockher Fry, Joseph Fry and Kintchn Kitching.
 
 
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1815 Petition Moore County NC Taxation.pdf
1815 Petition Moore County NC Taxation.pdf
1815 -- Petition, Nov-Dec 1815 General Assembly Session Records, Box 2 - Petitions
The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly regarding taxation and the valuation of property: [selected signers] John McAulay Junr., Robt, Graham, Ambrose Mainess, Leonard Furr, Jesse Ritter Senr., Allan McLane, Thos. Ritter, Jno, Ritter, Everet Ritter, Benajmin Dunn, William Wright, Alexander McIntosh, Neil McIntosh, Hector McNeill, Martin Martin, William Williamson, William Lewis, Amus Dowdy, Henry Stutts, Jams. Manes, James Morgan, Nord. Matheson, Malcolm Morison, Christopher Bethune, Norman McDuffey, Allan Morison, Alexanr. Morison, William Dunn (wet), Bartholomew Dunn Sr., Wm. Dunn, Saml. Dunn, Bartholomew Dunn Junr., John Newton, Normand McKinnon, Murdoch McAulay, Benjamin Britt, Christopher Stuts, Donald McLeod, Niel Matheson, David Richardson, Bartholo. Dun, Lewis Sowel, Melony Newton, William Sowel, Alexr. Morison, Stephen Davis, Burl Deaton, John McKinnon, Robert Melton, John Upton, John Smith, Jesse Brown, Jess Lankford, Niel McLeod, Norman McKinnon, Ansel Melton, Arington Sowel, Willis Dickinson, Thos. Dickinson, Jesse Carroll, Robert Cheek, James Cheek, Phillip Cheek, Joseph Farr, Matthais Teague, Benjn. Shields, Jno. Upton, Joseph Duckworth, John Carrel, Francis Myrick, James Harding, Willis Davis, Nathaniel Vick, Ansel Melton, John Martin, David Richardson, Harmon Brewer, Cornelius Kees, Jesse Brewer, Ambrose Brewer, Drewry Brewer, Abednego Maynor, Joseph Morgan, Alexr. Kennedy, William Hunsucker, George Kannedy, Levy Smith, George Hunsucker, Lennerd Stuts, David Caringer, James Williamson, Charles Brady, George Carringer, Jacob Carringer, Willis Brewer, Bradley Garner, Lewis Garner, John Garner, James Sowell, Georg Moore, David Kennedy, Benjamin Elkins, Adam Carpenter, Jonathan Bullock, Robert Burd, Nicholas Nall, Mikel Dickinson, Aaron Tyson, Thomas Graham (Capt.), John Overton, Ruben Shields, John Martin, George Fry, John McNeill, John Wadsworth, Wm. Feagin, Ignatious Wadsworth, Samuel Feagen, Thomas Feagen, John Carrell Junr., Benjin. Gilbert, David Overton, John Record, John Carrell Senr., Alexr. Carrell, John Gilbert, John Cheek, Joab Cheek, William Barrett JP, Wm. Cox, John Dunn, Eleazer Birckhead, Absalom Fry, John Daniely, Jesse Sowell, William Caddell, James Fry, Niel McLeod (Surveyor), Robert Graham Sen., Jason Wadsworth, Geo. Cox, John Sowell, James Holcomb, James Dowd, Jacob White, William Hardin, James Muse, Jason Muse, Benjn. Gilbert, Zachariah Smith, Thos. Muse, Kindred Muse, John Graham, Samuel Womble, James Elkins, Jas. Collins, Andrew White, Randal Cheek, Lewis Phillips, James Smith, James Handcock, Willis Elkins, Samuel Elkins, Solimon Phillips, Brother Carrell and Sterling Carrell. 
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1822 Petition, Moore County, NC - Thomas Brown
1822 Petition, Moore County, NC - Thomas Brown
1822, Dec -- Petition, Nov 1822-Dec 1822 General Assembly Session Records
Thomas Brown filed a request to retail spirituous liquors free from having to pay for a license to support himself. He was stricken at age 17 with a particularly bad case of the "white swelling" and is unable to use one of his legs and cannot walk without the use of a cane. His father is also a poor man and unable to provide for him. Niel McLeod JP, Arch. McNeill, H. Kennedy JP, James Dunlap, James Dowd, Wm. Waddell, D. Kennedy and E. Birckhead JP.  
 
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1827 Petition, Moore County, NC - Fair at the Grove
1827 Petition, Moore County, NC - Fair at the Grove
1827, Nov 20 -- Petition, Dec 1827-Jan 1828 General Assembly Session Records
The following residents of Moore County petitioned to establish a fare [fair] at the Grove in April and October: Benjamin Person, Holden Cox, N. Barrett, Wm. Sears, Isaac Fields, Thomas Williams, Niel McLeod, Malcom Blue, Wm. Hancock, Geo. W. Alston, W.D. Dowd, A. McDonald, Samuel Jackson, Isam Wallis, [illegible], D. Murchison, John Morison, L. McNeill, William Mathews, William R.D. Cole, Allen Wade, Edwin Wade, Neill Mathews, James Cole, A.C. Curry, Corn. Dunlap, John Cockham, John [illegible].  
 
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1827 Petition, Moore County, NC - Thomas Fry
1827 Petition, Moore County, NC - Thomas Fry
1827, May 4 -- Petition, Dec 1827-Jan 1828 General Assembly Session Records
Thomas Fry, of Moore County, petitioned the State for a reduction in his one-year sentence for biting off part of the nose of Francis Wolff due to the need to provide for his wife and children. John B. Kelly, Corn. Dowd, Benjamin Person, John Morison, John Tyson Sen., A.C. Curry and G. Seawell signed the petition along with Fry. Francis Wolff sent a letter to support a reduction of sentence. [Editor's Note: Petition rejected by a joint select committee]
 
 
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1835 Petition, Moore County, NC - Jesse Sanders
1835 Petition, Moore County, NC - Jesse Sanders
1835, Sep 4-20 -- Petition to Legitimate, Nov 1835-Dec 1835 General Assembly Session Records
The petition of Jesse Sanders of the County of Moore humbly showeth that he is the father of two children which children were born out of wedlock, that he has no children born within wedlock, that he is an aged man and has no wife living. He therefore prays that said children be legitimated and their names altered from that of Hardy Lewis and Brittain Lewis to that of Hardy Sanders and Brittain L. Sanders. Jesse Sanders. We the children names in the above petition do hereby join in the prayer thereof. Hardy Lewis and Britain Lewis. [Editor's Note: Passed by the House and Senate and became law on Dec 21, 1835] 
 
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1843 Petition, Moore County, NC
1843 Petition, Moore County, NC
1843, Jan 20 -- Petition, Nov 1842-Jan 1843 General Assembly Session Records
The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly for relief from debts due to economic hardship. They requested the General Assembly pass a law preventing creditors from buying defaulted property unless the debtors was allowed 2/3 the value of the land: J.J. Alston, Carroll Brady, Bradley Brady, Jesse Hedgepeth, W.D. Tyson, John Warner, Pitate Ivey, N.S. Marley, Neill Peterson, John Oats, Duncan McIver, William Underwood, E.Q. Sowell, Thos. Fry, John D. McDonald, John Patterson, D.M.R. McIntosh (Cpt.), John McIver (Cpt.), Eli R. Sowe;l, Jesse Stafford, Aaron A.F. Sowell, Lewis Lawhon, George Hunsucker, Hugh McKenzie, Jacob Stutts, Daniel Muse, Alexd. Camerson, Wm. Wadsworth, Peter Black, George D. Ritter, J.H. Muse, Mathew Williams, Jesse Sanders, Jno. McDonald, W.K. Benjamin, J. Thomas, D.M. McIntosh, Joab Cheek, Corn, Shields, Fannin Moore, Bryan Boroughs, George Stutts, Henry Stutts, William Sears, Robt. L. Purvis, Stephen Beryman, Benj. Shields, Neill McNeill, Danl. McRae, Hugh Mathis, A. Munroe, A. Stutts, Neill Mathis, Brinkly Phillips, Thomas Muse, Thomas J. Pervis, Daniel McNeill, John Tyson, Balaam Stewart, Henry Stutts Jr., Levi Wright, John Ritter, John Dunlap, J.J. Phillips, Dempsey Sowell, Joseph Upton, John Oliver, Neill McQueen, Angus McCaskill, William B. Williamson, A. Harper, Jesse B. Caddell, Angus McCaskill, James B. Muse, M. McLeod, Green B. Fields, Martin Hunsucker, Newton R. Bryan, Peter Cornelison, Benjamin Phillips, Charles Brady, Elijah Y. Rice [?], Norman D. McDuffie, Wm. Brewer, Martin Shefield, Patrick Shields, William Dannelly, Eli Phillips and L.W. Lawhon. [Editor's Note: Petition rejected by the NC House]