William Maness, Jr.

William Maness, Jr.

Male 1738 - 1832  (94 years)

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  • Name William Maness 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 1738  Bedford County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _MILT Revolutionary War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1832  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Moore County, NC at Maness Cemetery #225 Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Some of the William Maness listings below (especially the oldest ones) may actually be his father...

      1764, Aug 11 -- Land Grant #1539, Cumberland County, NC
      John Brownlow received a 150 acre Land Grant located on Bear Creek adjoining John Cagle. Jacob Tiem and William Maness Jr. were chain carriers.

      1765, May 21/22 -- 1759-1765 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Wm. Manus was appointed constable for Capt. Cheney's District. Leaven Ainsworth appointed constable for Capt. Carroll's District.

      1765, May 24 -- 1759-1765 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Wm. Manus listed among constables being fined.
      Wm. Manus ordered to report list of taxables to magistrate Richard Lyon, Esq.

      1765, Aug 22 -- 1759-1765 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Wm. Manus, constable, ordered to attend May court.

      1765, Oct 2 -- Deed Book 3 Page 64, Cumberland County, NC
      John Gilmore deeded Thomas Maples 150 acres located on Lower Little River three miles above Crane's Settlement. Thomas Tucker and William Manes were witnesses.

      1766, Apr 10 -- Land Grant #1460, Cumberland County, NC
      William Maners received a 200 acre Land Grant located on Bear Creek

      1767 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      William Menus Jr. listed 1 white poll

      1769, May 4 -- Land Grant #881, Cumberland County, NC
      William Manes Junr. received 100 acres located southeast of Bear Creek.

      1770, Jul 16 -- Deed Book 3 Page 524, Cumberland County, NC
      John Cagle, Henry Sides, Casper Clob, Peter Sides and Doratha Elizabeth Sides appointed Simon Hart as their attorney to recover from John Waginer and Michael Heller of Sorkney, PA their part of the estate of Andrew Felsinger, Dec'd. together with the part of Doratha Sides, which she left and granted the attorney to recover. William Manes, Joseph Williams and George Cagle were witnesses.

      1770, Aug 4 -- Deed Book 4 Page 128, Cumberland County, NC
      Nicholas Smith and Sarah Smith deeded 100 acres to Josiah Williamson located on both sides of the south Fork of Crains Creek. William Seale, George Feagin and William Manes were witnesses.

      1771, Oct 26 -- Deed Book 4 Page 215, Cumberland County, NC
      Robert Rowan, Sheriff deeded Peter Messer 200 acres located northeast of Cape Fear River being the land of James Boon, Dec'd. in hands of Robert Johnston, Administrator. John Leggett and William Manes were witnesses.

      1772, Jan 29 -- 1771-1776 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      A Deed from Michael Hunsucer to Jas. McDonald was proven by William Manus

      1772, Mar 9 -- Land Grant #1112, Cumberland County, NC
      Simon Heart received 100 acres located on Bear Creek adjoining William Manes Junr. John Cagill and Simon Heart were chain carriers.

      1774, July -- Trial and Appearance Docket, Cumberland County, NC
      John Marsh v. Barthelomew Dunn
      Willm. Manus listed as a witness

      1774, July 2 -- Deed, Cumberland County, NC
      William Manus listed as a witness to a 65 acre Deed from Jonathan Williams to Moses Williams located South of Lower Little River

      1774, July 2 -- Deed Book 6 Page 170, Cumberland County, NC
      Jonathan Williams (of Chatham County, NC) deeded Moses Williams 65 acres located South of Lower Little River. Patented to George Foules and sold to Jonathan Williams. James McDonald and William Manus were witnesses.

      1774, Jul 8 -- Deed Book 6 Page 279, Cumberland County, NC
      Jesse Ritter deeded Nathan Smith 200 acres located on Wet Creek adjoining James Chainey and Nicholas Newton. Thos. Branford and William Manes were witnesses.

      1774, Oct 25 -- 1771-1776 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Deed from Jesse Ritter to Nathan Smith was proven by William Manes

      1777 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      William Maness listed $150 in Captain John Cox's District

      1777, Nov 1 -- 1777-1778 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      The following were appointed in Capt. John Cox's District: [Assessors] John Cox, Nichelas Newton and John Williamson [Justice] Wm. Seale Esq. [Constable] William Manus.

      1778 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      William Manus Jr. listed $150 in Capt. John Cox's District

      1778, Jan 30 -- 1777-1778 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Jeptha Medford was appointed constable in the place of Wm. Manos.

      1778, Jul -- 1777-1778 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      William Meanus signed the Oath of Allegiance to the State.

      1779, Jul 31 -- 1779-1782 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      The following were appointed: Capt. John Cox's District -- [Justice] Thomas Matthews; [Assessor] Willis Dickerson; [constable] Wm. Manus / Wm. Dunn.

      1780 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      William Menis Jur. listed $563 of taxable property (horses, cattle and money) including 200 acres valued at $450 in Captain Cox's District

      1783 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Wm. Menis listed [no value given] in Captain John Cox's District

      1785, Oct 9 -- Land Grant #9, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Ritter received 50 acres located on Richland Creek adjoining Campbell. William Manes and Thos. Ritter were chain carriers.

      1788, Nov -- Index to Trial Docket, Moore County, NC
      Willm. Mainess v. Jas. Jamieson

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 154
      William Manus
      (16+) 4M
      (0-16) 3M
      9F

      1793, Aug 21 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 414
      Ordered that the following hands work on the road from the County line near John Garner to the Black Ponds: John Sheffield Jur., Lewis Sowell, Joseph Allen, William Smith Jur., William Newton, John Hair, Thomas Keys, Wm. Williamson, Danl. Mainus, David Kennedy, Wm. Morgan Jur., Wm. Morgan (Capt), Geo. Cagle (son of John) and William Mainus.

      1794, Feb 12 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #727 William Manes entered 100 acres located south of Bear Creek adjoining his own line.

      1795, Aug 6 -- Land Grant #841, Moore County, NC
      David Allison received 235 acres adjoining Nicholas Nall, John Bullock, William Maness and David Kennedy. Hezekiah Dunn and William Maness were chain carriers.

      1795, Nov 18 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #1449 William Manes entered 50 acres located north of Bear Creek adjoining his own line and David Davidson.

      1796, Nov 23 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #69 William Mainess entered 100 acres located south of Bear Creek adjoining his own line.

      1797 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Wm. Mainess listed 1 poll and 150 acres on supernumerary taxes collected by Sheriff Malcom McNeill

      1797, Sep 6 -- Land Grant #1627, Moore County, NC
      William Mainess received 100 acres located south of Bear Creek adjoining his own line. William Needom and William Mainess were chain carriers.

      1797, Nov 15 -- Land Grant #883, Moore County, NC
      John McAulay Jr. received 100 acres located on Panther Branch of Bear Creek adjoining David Kennedy. Hezekiah Dunn and William Maness were chain carriers.

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 45
      William Manas
      (45+) 1M 1F
      (16-26) 2M 2F
      (10-16) 2F
      (0-10) 1M

      1800, Jul 5 -- Will Book A Page 228-229, Moore County, NC
      Will of Edward Moore Dec'd. Heirs: son William Moore, son Edward Moore [all land south of Deep River being the place he formerly lived on], daughter Sarah Stamper, daughter Mary Wilson, daughter Johana Kannedy, grandson George Moore and son-in-law David Kannedy [all land north of Deep River]. Executor: David Kannedy. Witnesses: William Manus, Ambris Manus. Proven Nov 1803.

      1802, Nov -- Will of Edward Moore, Moore County, NC
      William Manus listed as a witness

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 601
      Wm. Maners
      (45+) 1M 1F
      (10-16) 1M

      1810, Aug -- Land Grant #2084, Moore County, NC
      William Maners listed as a Neighbor on Neil McLeod's 40 acre Land Grant located East of Bear Creek

      1815 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      William Maness Sen. lists 2 tracts: 100 acres valued at $100 and 50 acres valued at $50

      1815, Feb-Aug 1816 -- Trial and Appearance Docket, Moore County, NC
      Alexander McLeod v. Wm. Maness & others

      1816, Aug -- Index to Trial Docket, Moore County, NC
      State v. Wm. Maness Jr. & Shadrick Maness Jr.

      1816, Aug -- County Accounts, Moore County, NC
      Fines collected from Wm. & S. Maner

      1818-1823 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      William Maness lists 150 acres valued at $150

      1820 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 306
      Wm. Maness Sen.
      (45+) 1M 1F

      1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 477
      William Manus Sen.
      (90-100) 1M
      (80-90) 1F
    Person ID I00028  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2020 

    DNA Tests  61 DNA tests are associated with William Maness, Jr. 

    Father William Maness, Sr.,   d. Bef 21 Nov 1787 
    Histories
    Maness Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    Maness Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    The enclosed is a timeline and accounting of early Maness references in Moore County and Cumberland County.
    Family ID F6494  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Y  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Maness,   b. Bef 1765
    +2. Seth Maness,   b. 6 Feb 1762, Bedford County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1852, Hawkins County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +3. Daniel / Donald Maness,   b. 1755-1762
    +4. Susannah Maness,   b. 1766
    +5. Abednego Maness,   b. 1770,   d. McNairy County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Meshach Maness,   b. 1770,   d. 28 May 1838, Robertson County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +7. Shadrach Maness,   b. 1770,   d. 1858  (Age 88 years)
    +8. Celia Maness,   b. 1773,   d. Aft 1850  (Age > 78 years)
     9. James Maness,   b. Bef 1774
    +10. Sarah Maness,   b. 10 Apr 1780,   d. 14 Sep 1849  (Age 69 years)
    +11. William Nathan Maness,   b. 20 Aug 1782,   d. Aft 1851, McNairy County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +12. Judith Maness,   b. 1797
    Histories
    Maness Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    Maness Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    The enclosed is a timeline and accounting of early Maness references in Moore County and Cumberland County.
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F0015  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1738 - Bedford County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1832 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Moore County, NC at Maness Cemetery #225 Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1627 - William Maness
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1627 - William Maness
    1803 Will Book A Page 228/229, Moore County, NC - Will of Edward Moore
    1803 Will Book A Page 228/229, Moore County, NC - Will of Edward Moore
    1774 Deed Book 6 Page 279, Cumberland County, NC - Jesse Ritter to Nathan Smith
    1774 Deed Book 6 Page 279, Cumberland County, NC - Jesse Ritter to Nathan Smith
    1767 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1539 - John Brownlow
    1767 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1539 - John Brownlow
    1772 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1112 - Simon Hart
    1772 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1112 - Simon Hart
    1809 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2157 - Meshack Maness
    1809 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2157 - Meshack Maness
    1785 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #9 - Jesse Ritter
    1785 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #9 - Jesse Ritter
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1431 - Levi Deaton
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1431 - Levi Deaton
    Map of William Maness' neighborhood on Bear Creek just north of Robbins
    Map of William Maness' neighborhood on Bear Creek just north of Robbins
    Tracts highlighted include Revolutionary War Soldier William Maness or his father William [YELLOW], sons James, Shadrach, Meshack and Abednego [PURPLE], Grandson Isaac [BLUE] and close relative Ambrose [ORANGE]. "X" denotes the location of the William Maness family cemetery.
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1434 - James Maness
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1434 - James Maness

    Headstones
    William Maness
    William Maness

    Histories
    1767 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    1767 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    Includes some of the earliest land owners from present day Cumberland, Moore, Harnett, Lee and Hoke counties. Courtesy of NC Archives.
    1777 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    1777 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    Captain Cox and Captain Duckworth's Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
    1778 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    1778 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    Captain Cox and Captain Duckworth's Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
    1779 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    1779 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    Captain Cox and Captain Duckworth's Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
    1780 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    1780 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    Captain Cox and Captain Duckworth's Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
    1783 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain John Hunnicutt's Military Districts only]
    1783 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain John Hunnicutt's Military Districts only]
    Captain Cox and Captain Hunnicutt's[formerly Duckworth] Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
    1797 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1797 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Partial Tax List collected By Sheriff Malcolm McNeill. Courtesy of the NC Archives. [Located in Treasurer and Comptroller Papers, County Settlements, Box 64, Moore County]
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Earliest complete tax list for Moore County. It is a very large file and may take additional time to load. Courtesy of James V. Comer and the NC Archives. [Located in Treasurer and Comptrollers Papers, Box 6. Moore County]
    1818-1823 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1818-1823 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Tax List for District #1 and District #2. While the exact date is uncertain based on a comparison of several landowners it is estimated to have been taken between 1818-1823. This was handed down by the family of Richard Street, tax assessor. during the time period. It is a very large file and may take additional time to load. Courtesy of James V. Comer and the Moore County Library.
    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.
    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.]
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    DNA Results and Analysis for Moore County families including Allen, Barrett, Bean, Brewer, Britt, Brown, Caddell, Cagle, Carpenter, Chriscoe, Cockman, Cole, Comer, Davis, Deaton, Dunn, Furr, Garner, Hancock, Hardin, Hare, Horner, Hunsucker, Hussey, Jackson, Kennedy, Key, Lawrence, Maness, McIntosh, McNeill, Melton, Monroe, Moore, Morgan, Muse, Nall, Phillips, Richardson, Riddle, Ritter, Sanders, Seawell, Sheffield, Smith, Stewart, Stutts, Sullivan, Wallace, Williams, Williamson and Wright

  • Sources 
    1. [S1119] A Guide to Moore County Cemeteries, Anthony E. Parker, (1976, Moore County Historical Association, Southern Pines, NC).

    2. [S1131] Maness Families [First Edition], Rev. Don McCaskill, (2002).

    3. [S1126] Descendants of Ulrich Stutts and Descendants of William Maness II Website [http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/a/n/Ken--Maness/index.html] and Ancestry.com [http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/39615729/recent], Charles Kenneth "Ken" Maness, 101 N Wedgewood Drive, Yacht Club Cove, Washington, NC 27889-9231, 252-402-5986, ckmaness@suddenlink.net.