William Searcy

Male 1723 - 1776


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  • Name William Searcy 
    Born 1723  Nottingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between Feb and May 1776  Guilford County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1755 -- Tax List, Orange County, NC
      William Sercy listed 1 white poll

      1756, May 1 -- Land Grant #203, Orange County, NC
      William Searcy received 640 acres located on both sides of Deep River adjoining his own line. William Reed and John Burd were chain carriers.

      1756, May 1 -- Land Grant #205, Orange County, NC
      William Searcy received 640 acres located on both sides of Deep River. William Reed and John Burd were chain carriers. [Editor's Note: William Searcy's two land grants were located in the southeast corner of present day Randolph County on the Moore County border and near the Chatham County border. William Searcy ran a ferry across Deep River during the Revolutionary War period. Edmund Waddell received permission to operate a ferry here in 1802. Originally the area was known as Searcy's Ford, then Searcy's Ferry and in the 1800's Waddell's Ferry.]

      1761, Dec 18 -- Land Grant #620, Orange County, NC
      Thomas Graves received 700 acres located on both sides of Deep River adjoining William Searcy. Thomas Jones and John Graves were chain carriers.

      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, Aug 7 -- 1762 - 1766 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Orange County, NC Page 223
      Ordered that twelve of the following persons meet and lay out a road from Rowan [current Davidson County/Randolph County] line opposite Fraziers Road to the best and nearest road leading to Cross Creek: Windsor Pierce, Jeffrey Beck, Christopher Monday, John Needham, John Williamson, James Pittman, James Graves, Ralph Hinwelt, Charles Strange, Solomon Morgain, John Purslay, Peter Funcanon, William Searcey, Henry Smith, Adam Andrews, John Garner, John Lawrence and Jno. Rodes

      1765, May 14 -- Deed, Orange County, NC
      William Searcey deeded Mary Pierce 100 acres proven by Enoch Spinks

      1770, Oct 26 -- Deed Book 3, Page 552, Orange County, NC
      Abraham Richeson and wife Sarah (of Bladen County) deeded Lambert Reed (of Orange County) 50 acres located on the mouth of Buffalow Branch and Deep River adjoining William Searcy and Lambert Read. Solomon Morgin and William Moore were witnesses. Proven Jul 1771 by Soloman Morgan.

      1772, Nov 2 -- Deed Book 1, Page 188, Guilford County, NC
      Josiah Carr and wife Jane/Jean deeded Jennings Thompson 200 acres located on Flat Creek of Deep River adjoining Carr (formerly James Graves). Willm. Searcy and Windsor Pearce were witnesses.

      1773, Mar 4 -- Deed Book 1, Page 225, Guilford County, NC
      Jennings Thompson and wife Elizabeth deeded Joseph Carr 200 acres located on Flat Creek of Deep River. William Searcy Senr., Wm. Searcy Junr. and Windsor Pearce were witnesses.

      1773, Oct 11 -- Deed Book 1, Page 241, Guilford County, NC
      William Reade Senr. deeded son Arthur Read 150 acres located north of Deep River adjoining Winsor Pearce and Searcy. Wm. Searcy and Windsor Pearce were witnesses.

      1773, Dec -- General Assembly Session Records
      Petition to move the Guilford County, NC courthouse toward the center of the county. William Searcy was a signer.

      1773, Dec 4 -- Deed Book 1, Page 240, Guilford County, NC
      Arthur Read and wife Martha deeded Ransom Southerland part of manor plantation deeded to Arthur and Martha Read by Will of Enoch Spinks Dec?d. Wm. Searcy Junr., Wm. Searcy and Thos. Cox were witnesses.

      1773, Dec 14 -- Deed Book 1, Page 248, Guilford County, NC
      Soloman Morgan and wife Mehetabel deeded Lombard Reade 100 acres located north of Deep River adjoining Richeson. Granted to William Searcy 1761. William Searcy and Windsor Pearce were witnesses.

      1775, Feb 14 -- Deed, Guilford County, NC
      Windsor and Mary Pearce deeded to Ransom Southerland 100 acres located South of Deep River. Originally part of 640 acres granted to William Searcy Jun 9 1761 and deeded from Searcy to Mary Pearce.

      1775, Feb 14 -- Deed, Guilford County, NC
      William Searcy Senr. deeded to Ransom Southerland 37.25 acres located South of Deep River. Originally part of 640 acres granted to William Searcy Jun 9 1761.

      1775, Jul 14 -- Deed Book 1, Page 345, Guilford County, NC
      William Searcy Senr. deeded Ransom Southerland 75.75 acres located south of Deep River adjoining Windsor Pearce. Windsor Pearce was a witness.

      1776, Feb 4 -- Will, Guilford County NC
      Will of William Searcey, Dec'd. Heirs: wife Kezia; son William Searcy; daughters Keron Searcy [tract of land called Morgan's Neck] and Mary Pearce; granddaughter Mary Pearce. Witnesses: Arthur Smith, James Whittel and Adam Marmosh. Proven May 1776.

      1785, Jan 29 -- Deed, Randolph County, NC
      Ransom Sutherland of Granville County deeded William Bowden of Granville County 100 acres located South of Deep River adjoining Pearces Creek and Reads Island. Tract was conveyed by William Searcy, Dec'd. to his daughter Mary Pierce Dec 1, 1764. Deed also includes a 27.5 acre tract located in the middle of Reads Island and a 75.75 acre tract located on the Great Road and adjoining Winsor Perce. Both were conveyed from William Searcy to his daughter Mary Pierce.

      1786, Sep 19 -- Deed, Randolph County, NC
      Winsor Pearce listed as a witness to a Deed from William Searcy to Nicholas Nall of Moore County for 160 acres located on Deep River and Fork Creek. This land was conveyed to William Searcy by his father William Searcy, Sr.
    Person ID I03256  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2020 

    DNA Tests  1 DNA test is associated with William Searcy 

    Father John Searcy,   b. 1694, Nottingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1787, Granville County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Mother Phebe Hargrave,   b. 1698, Nottingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1790, Granville County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Family ID F1640  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Keziah,   b. 1725, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Mary Searcy
     2. Keron / Kerenhappuch Searcy
    +3. William Searcy,   b. 27 May 1754, Granville County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1841  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2010 
    Family ID F1063  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Documents
    1761 Land Grant, Orange County, NC #203 - William Searcy
    1761 Land Grant, Orange County, NC #203 - William Searcy
    1761 Land Grant, Orange County, NC #205 - William Searcy
    1761 Land Grant, Orange County, NC #205 - William Searcy
    1776 Will, Guilford County, NC - Will of William Searcy
    1776 Will, Guilford County, NC - Will of William Searcy
    1776, Feb 4 [written] -- Will of William Searcey, Guilford County NC
    1776. May [proven]
    Heirs: wife Kezia; son William Searcy; daughters Keron Searcy and Mary Pearce; granddaughter Mary Pearce
    Witnesses: Arthur Smith, James Whittel and Adam Marmosh
    1776 Will, Guilford County, NC - Will of William Searcy (Page 2)
    1776 Will, Guilford County, NC - Will of William Searcy (Page 2)
    1776, Feb 4 [written] -- Will of William Searcey, Guilford County NC
    1776. May [proven]
    Heirs: wife Kezia; son William Searcy; daughters Keron Searcy and Mary Pearce; granddaughter Mary Pearce
    Witnesses: Arthur Smith, James Whittel and Adam Marmosh
    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