Nicholas Newton

Male - 1796


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  • Name Nicholas Newton 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 24 Nov 1795 and Feb 1796 
    Notes 
    • 1761, Nov 6 -- Deed Book 2 Page 144, Cumberland County, NC
      Joel McClendon deeded William Smith 100 acres located west of Deep River, a place called the Golden Grove. Thos. Collins and Niclus Nuton were witnesses.

      1763, Mar 8 -- Land Grant #492 and #673, Cumberland County, NC
      Nicholas Newton received 100 acres located west of Dry Creek adjoining James Cheney. David Baldwin and William Smith were chain carriers.

      1764, Nov 9 -- Land Grant #491 and #672, Cumberland County, NC
      William Smith received 50 acres located east of Dry Creek. David Baldwin and Nicholas Newton were chain carriers.

      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].

      1767 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Nicholas Nuton listed 1 white poll

      1769, May 25 -- Deed Book 3 Page 381, Cumberland County, NC
      John Donahoe deeded Nicholas Newton 200 acres located on Wet Creek. Samuel Williams, Jesse Riter and Thomas Keys were witnesses.

      1772, Apr 30 -- 1771-1776 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Edward Cox appointed overseer of the road that leads from Thomas Donahoe's to Sandhill Smith's and have the following hands to work: Jacob McLendall, Thos. Moore, Wm. Barrett, Wm. Smith Sr., John Kees, Archibd. Gibson, Nick Newton, Richd. Dunn, Robt. Grahams, Jas. Grahams, Francis Tedwell, John Cocks, Andrew Ingram, Willm. Ingram, Joel McLendall, Thos. Kees, Jas. Gibson and Robt. Cocks.

      1773, Apr 19 -- Deed Book 6 Page 221, Cumberland County, NC
      Nicholas Nuton and Melonay Nuton deeded Bartholomew Dunn 200 acres located on Wet Creek. Patent to John Doneho 1765. Joseph Williams and Thomas Green were witnesses.

      1773, May 24 -- Land Grant #1218, Cumberland County, NC
      Jesse Rutter received 200 acres located on Wet Creek adjoining Jas. Chaney and Nicholas Newton [Editor's Note: deeded to Nathan Smith 1774 --> Anson Melton 1786]

      1773, Oct 8 -- Land Grant #1686, Cumberland County, NC
      Nicholas Newton received 148 acres located east of Wet Creek adjoining Chaney, Jno. Shepherd and including John McPherson's improvement and John Smith's improvement. Richard Dunn Junr. and Nicholas Newton were chain carriers. [Editor's Note: deeded to George Hunsucker]

      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, Jul 26 -- 1771-1776 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Deed from Nichelus Newton and wife to Bartholomew Dunn proven by Thomas Green

      1777 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Nicholas Newton listed $546 of taxable property 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, Jul 29 -- 1777-1778 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Nicholas Newton listed as being summoned for Jury Duty and failing to report

      1778, Oct 31 -- 1777-1778 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Nicholas Newton listed as being fined failing to report for Jury Duty at last session

      1779 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Nicolas Newton listed $2010 of taxable property in Captain John Cox's District

      1779, Apr 29 -- 1779-1782 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Nicholas Newton, John Cox and John Williams[on], assessors in Capt. Cox's district be allowed $5 each.

      1780 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Niclos Newton listed $2066 of taxable property (horses, cattle and money) including 248 acres valued at $900 and 1 slave in Captain Cox's District

      1783 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      N. Newton listed $190 in Captain John Cox's District

      1784, Apr 27 -- Deed Book 7 Page 178, Cumberland County, NC
      John Walsh deeded Nicholas Newton 200 acres located on Wet Creek where James Cheny lived on Lawyers Path. Jesse Muse and Samuel Dunn were witnesses.

      1784, Apr 30 -- 1784-1787 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      A Deed from John Walsh to Nichs. Newton was proved by Jesse Muse

      1784, Sep 10 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #12 Nicholas Newton entered 100 acres on Wet Creek adjoining Richard Dunn and his own line.

      1784, Sep 10 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #13 Nicholas Newton entered 50 acres on Wet Creek adjoining his own line.

      1784, Dec 20 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #34 Nicholas Newton entered 100 acres on Horses Creek on the Grove path from his house.

      1785, Mar 3 -- Land Grant #72, Moore County, NC
      Nicholas Newton received 50 acres located on Dry Creek adjoining his own line. Samuel Barrett and William Newton were chain carriers.

      1785, May 17 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 36
      Ordered that Nicholas Newton be appointed overseer of the road from Tillis' old mill leading into the new road from Richardson Feagan.

      1785, Nov 30 -- Land Grant #128, Moore County, NC
      Neil Matheson received 100 acres located on Dry Creek adjoining Nicholas Newton and Donald McSwine. Isaac Dunn and Richd. Dunn were chain carriers.

      1786, Mar 3 -- Land Grant #35, Moore County, NC
      Nicholas Newton received 50 acres adjoining his own line and Matheson. Samuel Barret and William Newton were chain carriers.

      1786, Mar 3 -- Land Grant #44, Moore County, NC
      Nicholas Newton received 100 acres located on Horse Creek on the Grove path from his own home. Samuel Barret and Wm. Newton were chain carriers.

      1787 -- Marriage Licenses, Moore County, NC Will Book A Page 382
      Nathl. Melton and Fereby Barrett were granted a marriage license. Nicholas Newton was the surety.

      1787, Jul 31 -- Land Grant #240, Moore County, NC
      Nicholas Newton received 50 acres located on Sings Creek adjoining his own line and Morison. Lewis Sowell and Allen Morison were chain carriers.

      1788, Mar 10 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #129 Nicholas Newton entered 50 acres east of Wet Creek adjoining John Smith.

      1789, Dec 13 -- Land Grant #300, Moore County, NC
      Nicholas Newton received 50 acres located on Wet Creek adjoining his own line and Richard Dunn. Wm. Dunn and Thos. Kelly were chain carriers.

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 162
      Nicholas Newton
      (16+) 2M
      (0-16) 1M
      7F
      1 Slave

      1790, Jan 7 -- Land Grant #312, Moore County, NC
      Nicholas Newton received 50 acres located east of Sings Creek adjoining Jesse Brown, his own line and McLeod. William Newton and Ezekiah Dunn were chain carriers.

      1790, Jan 7 -- Land Grant #314, Moore County, NC
      Nicholas Newton received 50 acres located east of Wet Creek adjoining his own line and John Smith. William Dunn and Ezekiah Dunn were chain carriers.

      1790, Feb 16 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 257
      Ordered that Robert Pattison be appointed overseer in place of Nich. Newton and have the following hands to work: Wm. Dunn, Bar. Dunn, Nathl. Melton, Norman Matheson, Murdock McLeod, Hector McLean, Thos. Kee, Moses Kee, Wm. Kee, Alex Morrison, Jno. McAulay, Wm. Newton, Mur. McAulay, Ezk. Dun, Hector McLean, Thomas Graham and John Bethune.

      1790, May 17 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 267
      The following hands were ordered to work on the road from the Montgomery County Line by the Ford at Cabbin Creek to the Forks below the White Ponds: Isaac Dunn, Richd. Dunn Jr., Rd. Dunn Sr., Ezekiah Dunn, Jesse Brown, Murk McAulay, Robert Pattison, Robert Cox, Nichl. Newton, Ansel Melton, Anguish McAulay, Donald McLeod, Norman McLeod, Joseph Allen, Wm. Morgan and Jacob Harvick.

      1791, Feb 22 -- Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 300
      A Deed from Lewis Sowell to Nichlas Newton was proven by Bartholomew Dunn

      1792, Feb -- Index to Trial Docket, Moore County, NC
      Nicholas Newton v. John Cox

      1792, May 23 -- Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 356
      A Deed from Nicholas Newton to Richard Dunn was proven by Neil McLeod

      1793, Dec-Jan 1794 -- General Assembly Session Records, Box 3
      Niclas Newton signed a petition to form Alfordstown as County Seat for Moore County, NC. [Editor's Note: the petition failed. In 1796 the NC General Assembly established Carthage as the county seat. In 1806, it was changed to Faginsville to honor Richardson Fagin. The name was changed back to Carthage in 1814]

      1795, Nov 24 -- Will Book A, Moore County, NC Page 186-187
      Will of Nicholas Newton, Dec'd. Heirs: wife Meloney Newton [298 acres between Wet Creek and Dry Creek including the plantation where I now live, 200 acres on Sings Creek, 100 acres on Horse Creek, 50 acres on Wet Creek and negro wench Mary], son John Tucker Newton [home tract above after his mother's death], daughter Mary Sowel, daughter Meloney Dun, daughter Febey Melton, son William Newton, son Nicholas Smith Newton, daughter Hannah Carpenter, daughter Delaney Gibson, daughter Charity Newton, daughter Sarah Newton, daughter Elizabeth Newton. Executor: Meloney Newton. Witnesses: Jesse Ritter, John McAulay and Jesse Brown. Proven Feb 1796.

    Person ID I10020  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2020 

    DNA Tests  1 DNA test is associated with Nicholas Newton 

    Family Meloney Melton,   b. 1739,   d. Bef 18 Oct 1823  (Age < 84 years) 
    Children 
     1. Mary Newton,   b. Between 1755 and 1760
    +2. Fereby Newton,   b. Between 1760 and 1765
     3. Meloney Newton,   b. Between 1760 and 1765
     4. William Newton,   b. c1765
     5. Nicholas Smith Newton,   b. 1770-1775
     6. Delaney Newton,   b. Between 1770 and 1780
    +7. Hannah Newton,   b. Abt 1772,   d. 21 Feb 1864, Copiah County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years)
     8. Charity Newton,   b. Between 1775 and 1780
     9. Sarah Newton,   b. Between 1775 and 1780
     10. Elizabeth Newton,   b. Between 1775 and 1785
    +11. John Tucker Newton,   b. 1777
    Documents
    Map of Nicholas Newton's Neighborhood in Moore County, NC on Wet and Dry Creeks
    Map of Nicholas Newton's Neighborhood in Moore County, NC on Wet and Dry Creeks
    Highlighted tracts include lands grants to Nicholas Newton and wife Meloney Newton.
    Family ID F6321  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1796 Will Book A Page 186/187, Moore County, NC - Will of John Sheffield; Will of Nicholas Newton
    1796 Will Book A Page 186/187, Moore County, NC - Will of John Sheffield; Will of Nicholas Newton
    1796 Will Book A Page 188/189, Moore County, NC - Will of Nicholas Newton [second page]; Will of Jacob Stutts
    1796 Will Book A Page 188/189, Moore County, NC - Will of Nicholas Newton [second page]; Will of Jacob Stutts
    1769 Deed Book 3 Page 381, Cumberland County, NC - John Donahue to Nicholas Newton
    1769 Deed Book 3 Page 381, Cumberland County, NC - John Donahue to Nicholas Newton
    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
    1763 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #492 & 673 - Nicholas Newton
    1763 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #492 & 673 - Nicholas Newton
    1764 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #491 & 672 - William Smith
    1764 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #491 & 672 - William Smith
    1785 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #72 - Nicholas Newton
    1785 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #72 - Nicholas Newton
    1786 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #35 - Nicholas Newton
    1786 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #35 - Nicholas Newton
    1786 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #44 - Nicholas Newton
    1786 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #44 - Nicholas Newton
    1789 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #300 - Nicholas Newton
    1789 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #300 - Nicholas Newton
    1790 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #314 - Nicholas Newton
    1790 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #314 - Nicholas Newton
    1773 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1686 - Nicholas Newton
    1773 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1686 - Nicholas Newton
    Map of George Hunsucker's Neighborhood in Moore County, NC on Wet Creek
    Map of George Hunsucker's Neighborhood in Moore County, NC on Wet Creek
    Highlighted tracts include lands grants to George Hunsucker and lands purchased from Nicholas Newton
    1787 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #240 - Nicholas Newton
    1787 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #240 - Nicholas Newton
    1790 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #312 - Nicholas Newton
    1790 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #312 - Nicholas Newton
    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]
    1772 Road Order, Cumberland County, NC
    1772 Road Order, Cumberland County, NC
    1772, Apr 30 -- 1771-1776 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
    Edward Cox appointed overseer of the road that leads from Thomas Donahoe's to Sandhill Smith's and have the following hands to work: Jacob McLendall, Thos. Moore, Wm. Barrett, Wm. Smith Sr., John Kees, Archibd. Gibson, Nick Newton, Richd. Dunn, Robt. Grahams, Jas. Grahams, Francis Tedwell, John Cocks, Andrew Ingram, Willm. Ingram, Joel McLendall, Thos. Kees, Jas. Gibson and Robt. Cocks.

    Histories
    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.
    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.
    1785-1787 Marriage Register, Moore County, NC.pdf
    1785-1787 Marriage Register, Moore County, NC.pdf
    Located on Page 382 of Will Book A, Moore County, NC
    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.
    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]
    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.]