John "Dutchman" Cagle

Male - Bef 1799


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  • Name John "Dutchman" Cagle 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef May 1799 
    Notes 
    • 1755 -- Tax List, Orange County, NC
      John Kogle listed 1 white poll

      1764, Feb 3 -- Deed Book 2 Page 326, Cumberland County, NC
      James Chiney deeded John Kegill 120 acres located in the fork of Bear Creek, a place called the Hasel Neck. Patented to Richd. Caswell and sold to James Chiney 10 May 1760. Francis Tredwell, William Searcy and John Chiney were witnesses.

      1764, Feb 22 -- 1755-1779 County Court Minutes, Cumberland County, NC
      Deed from James Cheney to John Kegell was proven by Francis Teedwell

      1764, May 15 -- Deed Book 2 Page 360, Cumberland County, NC
      Mary Cheney, wife of James Cheney, deeded John Kigell her 1/3 dowry right in the 120 acres in the fork of Bear Creek, a place called the Hasel Neck. Purchased by James Cheney from Richard Caswell and sold by him to John Kigell 3 Feb 1764. Richd. Grove and Richd. Stringfield were witnesses.

      1764, Feb 22 -- 1755-1779 County Court Minutes, Cumberland County, NC
      Deed from Mary Cheney, wife of James Cheney, Esq. to John Kegell for right of dower to 120 acres

      1764, Jul 5 -- Land Grant #1430, Cumberland County, NC
      David Caygill received a 100 acre Land Grant located on Flat Creek adjoining John Caygill.

      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.

      1764, Nov 21 -- 1755-1779 County Court Minutes, Cumberland County, NC
      A road to be laid off from Sandhill Smith's and the following hands were ordered to work: John Kigel, Wm. Smith, Sr., Jno. Goleman, Jno. Smith, Nicholas Smith, Nicholas Nuton, Jacob McClendol, Joel McClendol, Thomas Ward, Jetson Ward, John Weare and Wm. Gillit.

      1764, Nov 21 -- 1755-1779 County Court Minutes, Cumberland County, NC
      A road to be laid off from Bear Creek to Shuffill's path to join Spinx's road. John Williamson appointed overseer, jury as follows: John Williamson, John Gardner, Enox Spinx, Leonard Hart, John Shuffill , Wm. Garner, Abel Lee, Jno. Huntsucker, Wm. Kee, Jno. Kigell, Jas. Johnston and Mic. Heart.

      1767 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      John Keagel listed 1 white poll and 1 black poll

      1767, Aug 11 -- Land Grant #0138, Cumberland County, NC
      Charles Cagill entered a 100 acre Land Grant located on Buffalo Creek adjoining Jacob Stutz. John Kagill and Leonard Kagill were chain carriers.
      [Note - grant was not issued]

      1767, Aug 11 -- Land Grant #1500, Cumberland County, NC
      Jacob Stutz received a 100 acre Land Grant located on Buffalo Creek. John Kagil and Leonard Kagil were chain carriers.

      1769, Jul 20 -- Deed Book 3 Page 437, Cumberland County, NC
      David Kegle and wife Catharine of Rowan County deeded William Smith a tract of land located on both sides of Flat Creek including a plantation. John Kegle, Simon Hart and George Kegle were witnesses.

      1769, Sep 29 -- Land Grant #889, Cumberland County, NC
      John Cagill received a 100 acre Land Grant located between Cabin and Bear Creek adjoining his own line. Jacob Stutz and Jacob Cagill were chain carriers.

      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.

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

      1772, Mar 9 -- Land Grant #1117, Cumberland County, NC
      Everet Smith received a 200 acre Land Grant located on Cabin Creek adjoining John Cagill. John Cagill and Nathan Smith were chain carriers.

      1773, May 24 -- Land Grant #1232, Cumberland County, NC
      George Kagill received a 150 acre Land Grant located on Bear Creek adjoining Simon Heart. John Cagill and Simon Heart were chain carriers.

      1773, May 24 -- Land Grant #1234, Cumberland County, NC
      John Cagill received a 50 acre Land Grant located on Cabin Creek adjoining Richard Caswell.

      1773, Jun 11 -- Land Grant #1595 & 1784 & 083, Cumberland County, NC
      John Brownlow received a 200 acre Land Grant located on Horse Creek. John Cagle and Samuel Tedwell were chain carriers.

      1774, Jan 12 -- Land Grant #0417, Cumberland County, NC
      William Smith entered a 50 acre Land Grant located on the mouth of Cabin Creek adjoining David Kagill, John Kagill and includes his own improvement. Jesse Ritter and Jacob Cagle were chain carriers.

      1777 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      John Cagle listed 310 acres in Captain John Cox's District

      1778 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      John Cagle listed 800-3200 in Captain John Cox's District
      [note: tax list does not specify what #s correlate to]

      1779 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      John Cagle listed 2600 in Captain John Cox's District
      [note: tax list does not specify what #s correlate to]

      1780 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      John Cagle listed 260 acres valued at $900 in Captain John Cox's District
      [note: tax list does not specify what #s correlate to]

      1783 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      John Cagle listed 140 in Captain John Cox's District

      1786, Feb 22 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 87
      John Cagle and Simon Hart be exempt from paying Poll Tax for 1785.

      1788, Aug 19 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 200
      The Will of Simon Hart, dec'd. was proven by John Cagle and George Cagle.

      1789, Feb 21 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 226
      John Cagle served Jury Duty

      1789, May 18 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 228
      John Cagle served Jury Duty

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 154
      John Cagle
      (16+) 2M
      (0-16) 2M
      3F

      1790, Feb 16 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 256
      A deed from John Cox to James Galimore was proven by John Cagle

      1790, Feb 16 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 256
      John Cagle records his mark as a slope under left and cross on right

      1790, May 18 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 268-269
      John Cagle served Jury Duty

      1793, Dec-Jan 1794 -- General Assembly Session Records
      Petition to form Alfordstown as County Seat for Moore County, NC
      John Cagle listed as a signer (Petition failed)

      1797, Jul 14 -- Land Grant #1531, Moore County, NC
      John Cagle Sr. received a 64 acre Land Grant located South of Cabin Creek adjoining his own line, George Cagle and Thomas Graham. George Cagle and Bartholomew Dunn were chain carriers.

      1798, May 18 [written]-- Will Book A Page 199-200, Moore County, NC
      1799, May [proven]
      Will of John Cagle
      Wife - Cathrine Cagle: land and plantation [after sons come of age she shall have 10 acres of the plantation where I now live
      Son - John Cagle: 150 acres South of Cabbin Creek when he comes of age
      Son - William Cagle: 112 acres in fork of Cabbin and Bear Creek, the plantation where I now live, when he comes of age and 38 acres located by the meeting house
      Dau - Susanna Cagle: horses, cattle, hogs and household furniture
      Dau - Dorety Cagle: horses, cattle, hogs and household furniture
      Dau - Margaret Cagle: horses, cattle, hogs and household furniture
      Son - Jacob Cagle: twenty shillings
      Dau - Elizabeth Gilmore: twenty shillings
      Son - George Cagle: twenty shillings
      Dau - Mary Melton: twenty shillings
      Son - Henry Cagle: twenty shillings
      Executors - Bartholomew Dun, George Cagle
      Witness - William Smith, Bartholomew Dunn, George Cagle
    Person ID I02955  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2012 

    DNA Tests  21 DNA tests are associated with John "Dutchman" Cagle 

    Father Leonard "Leonhart Kegel" Cagle,   b. c1684,   d. Aft 1754  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Susanna 
    Histories
    Cagle Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    Cagle Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    The enclosed is a timeline and accounting of early Cagle references in Moore County and Cumberland County.
    Family ID F11280  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine,   b. Bef 1755,   d. Aft 1810  (Age > 57 years) 
    Children 
     1. Susanna Cagle
     2. Dorothy Cagle
     3. Margaret Cagle
     4. Elizabeth Cagle
    +5. Mary Cagle,   b. Between 1765 and 1770,   d. Between 1840 and 1850  (Age ~ 75 years)
     6. Jacob Cagle,   b. 1766, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1858, Hall County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +7. George Cagle,   b. 1765-1770
     8. Henry Cagle,   b. 1770-1780
    +9. John Cagle,   b. 1780-1784
    +10. William Cagle,   b. Between 1785 and 1788,   d. 16 Sep 1860  (Age ~ 75 years)
    Histories
    Cagle Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    Cagle Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    The enclosed is a timeline and accounting of early Cagle references in Moore County and Cumberland County.
    Family ID F0978  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1755 Tax List, Orange County, NC - John Cagle
    1755 Tax List, Orange County, NC - John Cagle
    1759 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #823 - Richard Caswell
    1759 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #823 - Richard Caswell
    Land purchased by John Dutchman Cagle in 1764. This was the site of the original Cagle Plantation.
    1764 Deed Book 2 Page 326, Cumberland County, NC - James Chaney to John Cagle
    1764 Deed Book 2 Page 326, Cumberland County, NC - James Chaney to John Cagle
    1764 Deed Book 2 Page 360-361, Cumberland County, NC - Mary Chaney to John Cagle
    1764 Deed Book 2 Page 360-361, Cumberland County, NC - Mary Chaney to John Cagle
    1767 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1500 - Jacob Stutts
    1767 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1500 - Jacob Stutts
    1767 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1539 - John Brownlow
    1767 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1539 - John Brownlow
    1767 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #0138 -- Charles Cagle
    1767 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #0138 -- Charles Cagle
    1768 Deed Book 3 Page 437, Cumberland County, NC - David and Catherine Cagle to William Smith
    1768 Deed Book 3 Page 437, Cumberland County, NC - David and Catherine Cagle to William Smith
    1769 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #889 - John Cagle
    1769 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #889 - John Cagle
    1770 Deed Book 3 Page 524, Cumberland County, NC - John Cagle, Henry Sides, Casper Clob, Peter Sides and Doratha Elizabeth Sides to Simon Hart
    1770 Deed Book 3 Page 524, Cumberland County, NC - John Cagle, Henry Sides, Casper Clob, Peter Sides and Doratha Elizabeth Sides to Simon Hart
    1772 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1117 - Everet Smith
    1772 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1117 - Everet Smith
    1772 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1232 - George Cagle
    1772 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1232 - George Cagle
    1772 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1112 - Simon Hart
    1772 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1112 - Simon Hart
    1773 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1234 - John Cagle
    1773 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1234 - John Cagle
    1773 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1585 & 1734 - John Brownlow
    1773 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1585 & 1734 - John Brownlow
    1774 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #0417 - William Smith
    1774 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #0417 - William Smith
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1372 - George Cagle
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1372 - George Cagle
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1531 - John Cagle
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1531 - John Cagle
    1799 Will Book A Page 198/199, Moore County, NC - Will of John Cagle
    1799 Will Book A Page 198/199, Moore County, NC - Will of John Cagle
    1798, May 18 [written]-- Will Book A Page 199-200, Moore County, NC
    1799, May [proven]
    Will of John Cagle
    Wife - Cathrine Cagle: land and plantation [after sons come of age she shall have 10 acres of the plantation where I now live
    Son - John Cagle: 150 acres South of Cabbin Creek when he comes of age
    Son - William Cagle: 112 acres in fork of Cabbin and Bear Creek, the plantation where I now live, when he comes of age and 38 acres located by the meeting house
    Dau - Susanna Cagle: horses, cattle, hogs and household furniture
    Dau - Dorety Cagle: horses, cattle, hogs and household furniture
    Dau - Margaret Cagle: horses, cattle, hogs and household furniture
    Son - Jacob Cagle: twenty shillings
    Dau - Elizabeth Gilmore: twenty shillings
    Son - George Cagle: twenty shillings
    Dau - Mary Melton: twenty shillings
    Son - Henry Cagle: twenty shillings
    Executors - Bartholomew Dun, George Cagle
    Witness - William Smith, Bartholomew Dunn, George Cagle
    1799 Will Book A Page 200/201, Moore County, NC - Will of John Cagle [second page]
    1799 Will Book A Page 200/201, Moore County, NC - Will of John Cagle [second page]
    1798, May 18 [written]-- Will Book A Page 199-200, Moore County, NC
    1799, May [proven]
    Will of John Cagle
    Wife - Cathrine Cagle: land and plantation [after sons come of age she shall have 10 acres of the plantation where I now live
    Son - John Cagle: 150 acres South of Cabbin Creek when he comes of age
    Son - William Cagle: 112 acres in fork of Cabbin and Bear Creek, the plantation where I now live, when he comes of age and 38 acres located by the meeting house
    Dau - Susanna Cagle: horses, cattle, hogs and household furniture
    Dau - Dorety Cagle: horses, cattle, hogs and household furniture
    Dau - Margaret Cagle: horses, cattle, hogs and household furniture
    Son - Jacob Cagle: twenty shillings
    Dau - Elizabeth Gilmore: twenty shillings
    Son - George Cagle: twenty shillings
    Dau - Mary Melton: twenty shillings
    Son - Henry Cagle: twenty shillings
    Executors - Bartholomew Dun, George Cagle
    Witness - William Smith, Bartholomew Dunn, George Cagle
    Map of John 'Dutchman' Cagle and his brothers/descendants' neighborhood in Moore County, NC on Bear, Cabin, Flag and Buffalo Creeks
    Map of John "Dutchman" Cagle and his brothers/descendants' neighborhood in Moore County, NC on Bear, Cabin, Flag and Buffalo Creeks
    Highlighted tracts include land granted to or purchased by: John "Dutchman" Cagle [YELLOW], his brothers George Cagle, David Cagle and Charles Cagle [PURPLE]; John's sons: William Cagle, George Cagle and John Cagle [each a different shade of BLUE]; and John's grandsons [sons of George Cagle]: John Cagle and Isaac Cagle [GREEN]
    Map of upper Moore County [South of Robbins] prior to 1780
    Map of upper Moore County [South of Robbins] prior to 1780
    Highlighted tracts include lands owned by the Smith family.
    1764 Road Order, Cumberland County, NC
    1764 Road Order, Cumberland County, NC
    1764, Nov 21 -- 1759-1765 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC A road to be laid off from Sandhill Smith's and the following hands were ordered to work: John Kigel, Wm. Smith Sr., Jno. Goleman, Jno. Smith, Nicholas Smith, Nicholas Nuton, Jacob McClendol, Joel McClendol, Thomas Ward, Jetson Ward, John Weare and Wm. Gillit [Killett]

    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.
    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.
    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, Davis, Deaton, Dunn, Furr, Garner, Hardin, Horner, Hunsucker, Hussey, Jackson, Kennedy, Key, Maness, McIntosh, McNeill, Melton, Monroe, Moore, Morgan, Muse, Nall, Phillips, Richardson, Ritter, Sanders, Seawell, Sheffield, Smith, Stewart, Stutts, Sullivan, Wallace, Williams and Williamson.
    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.]