1754 - 1841 (87 years)
||William Searcy |
||27 May 1754
||Granville County, NC
||Randolph County, NC
||Chatham County, NC
||20 Oct 1841
|Patriarch & Matriarch
| John Searcy
1694, Nottingham, England d.
1787, Granville County, NC
(Age 93 years) (Grandfather) Keziah
- 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, Dec -- General Assembly Session Records
Petition to move the Guilford County, NC courthouse toward the center of the county. William Searcy Junr. 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.
1779 -- Tax List, Randolph County, NC
William Searsey listed 640 acres in Windsor Pierce's District
1780, Mar 16 -- Civil Actions, Randolph County, NC
John Beck and William Searcy sign bond that John Beck will appear in court Jun 1780. Windsor Pearce was a witness.
1781, Jan 6 -- 1779-1782 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
Willm. Searcy allowed $100 for services as patroller in 1780.
1781, Feb - Mar 7, 1783 -- 1781-1922 Miscellaneous Records, Randolph County, NC Confiscation Act
Wm. Golston, JP made oath that William Searcy claimed and reserved his property at Cornelous Lathem Senr.'s. [Editor's Note: Cornelius Lathem served with Col. Davd Fanning and much of his property was confiscated after the War.]
1782, Nov 4 -- Land Grant #3a, Randolph County, NC
William Searcy and Charles Goldston received 640 acres located on Deep River adjoining his own lines. Richard Cheek and Seth Hill were chain carriers.
1782, Nov 4 -- Land Grant #1122, Guilford County, NC
William Sercy received 500 acres located north of Deep River adjoining Charles Goldston, Reed and his own line. Seth Hill and John Pierce were chain carriers.
1783, Nov 11 -- Deed Book C Page 14-15, Chatham County, NC
Roger Griffith, Sheriff deeded Nicholas Nall 400 acres located on both sides of Ceder Creek. Jo. Rosser and Charles Goldston were witnesses. [Editor's note: Confiscated property of William Deaton Dec'd. for his loyalty to King of England and to settle judgement from Randolph County, NC for damages against William Searcy.]
1783, Nov 16 -- Land Grant #1032, Guilford County, NC
Cornelius Latham received 100 acres located on Rock Creek adjoining Sercy. William Sercy and John Pierce were chain carriers.
1783, Dec 10 -- Land Grant #1025, Guilford County, NC
William Hughlit and William Sercy received 300 acres located on both sides of Little River. Elijah Williams and William King were chain carriers.
1783, Dec 10 -- Land Grant #1124, Guilford County, NC
William Hughlit and William Sercy received 200 acres located on Fork Creek. Elijah Williams and James Presnall were chain carriers.
1784, Jan 29 -- 1784-1787 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
Wm. Searcy, constable, allowed for attendance at Jul 1783 court.
1784, Nov 8 -- Land Grant #1033, Guilford County, NC
William Sercy received 100 acres located on Rock Creek of Fork Creek adjoining his own line.
1784, Nov 8 -- Land Grant #1034, Guilford County, NC
William Sercy received 200 acres located on Rock Creek of Fork Creek.
1785 -- Tax List, Randolph County, NC
William Searsy listed 1 white poll and 1495 acres in Capt. Garner's District
1785, Feb 28 -- Land Grant #180, Randolph County, NC
William Searcy received 120 acres located on Fork Creek adjoining his own line, John Pierce and John Hankins. William Argo and Rolley Spinks were chain carriers.
1785, Mar 5 -- Land Grant #178, Moore County, NC
Robert Bird received 150 acres located between the head of Grassy Creek and Reedy Creek adjoining his own improvement. William Searcy and Robert Ellison were chain carriers.
1785, Nov 4 -- Deed Book 2, Page 187, Randolph County, NC
William Searcy deeded Nicholas Nall 100 acres located on Deep River. Land Granted to William Searcy Sr. and deeded to William Searcy Junr. William Findley and James Latham were witnesses.
1786, Mar 20 -- Deed Book 3, Page 64/Deed Book 8 Page 86, Randolph County, NC
William Searcy deeded Elizabeth Alston, daughter of Philip Alston two tracts:  200 acres located south of Deep River adjoining Nall and Bowdon.  600 acres located north of Deep River adjoining Argo, Searcey and Arthur Reed. William Needham and Nicholas Nall were witnesses.
1786, May 16 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 97
William Searcy to Wm. Picken was acknowledged
1786, Aug 29 -- Deed Book 3, Page 73, Randolph County, NC
William Searcy deeded James Bowdon 16 acres adjoining Bowdon, William Read and Spinks. Winsor Perce and Shadrach Dimo were witnesses.
1786, Sep 19 -- Deed Book 3, Page 84, Randolph County, NC
William Searcy deeded Nicholas Nall 160 acres located on Deep River and Fork Creek adjoining John Perce and Edmond Waddil. Granted to William Searcy Senr. and deeded to son William Searcy. J. Knight, Winsor Pearce and Cornelius Latham were witnesses.
1786, Dec 7 -- Deed Book 3, Page 71, Randolph County, NC
William Searcy deeded Arthur Reed 100 acres located north of Deep River adjoining Arthur Reed and Richard Bird. John Pearce and Lewis Spinks were witnesses.
1786, Dec 23 -- Deed Book 3, Page 111, Randolph County, NC
William Searcy deeded John Garner 30 acres located on Deep River and Fork Creek adjoining Nicholas Nall and the county line. John Pearce and James Husey were witnesses.
1787, Jan 1 -- Deed Book 3, Page 87-88, Randolph County, NC
William Searcy deeded Aaron Hill two tracts:  640 acres located on Deep River on Moore County line adjoining Charles Goldston, Argo and the Chatham County line.  30 acres located on Deep River adjoining Nicholas Nall. John Powers, Winsor Pearce and John Pearce were witnesses.
1787, Oct 2 -- Deed Book 3, Page 251, Randolph County, NC
William Searcy deeded John Johnston 300 acres located on Deep River near the head of Buffalo Branch adjoining William Argo, William Searcy (Dec'd.) and Charles Goldston. John Pierce and William Argo were witnesses.
1787, Nov 20 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 174
William Searcy v. William Colyer
1787, Dec 20 -- Deed Book 3, Page 244, Randolph County, NC
William Sercy deeded James Presnal 300 acres located on Little River of P.D. N. Nalls, William Harvey and William Wright were witnesses.
1788, Jan 29 -- Deed Book 4, Page 19, Randolph County, NC
William Searcy (of Montgomery County) deeded William Pearce 200 acres located north of Fork Creek and Rocky Creek adjoining Adam Andrews and Widow Andrews. William Bowdon and John Pearce were witnesses.
1788, Feb 19 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 184
Deed from Wm. Argoe to Jesse Henley was proven by Wm. Searcy
1788, Jun 2 -- Deed Book 3, Page 326, Randolph County, NC
William Searcy deeded Richard Cox 200 acres located near the head of Fork Creek. William Bowdon, Edmond Wade and William Harvey were witnesses.
1789, Feb 4 -- Land Grant #553, Randolph County, NC
John Hawkins [assignee of Samuel Perry] received 330 acres located on both sides of Fork Creek and Deep River including his own improvement and adjoining Adam Andrews, Pearce, Nall and Garner. Wm. Sercy and Thomas Waddle were chain carriers.
1789, Feb 6 -- Land Grant #534, Randolph County, NC
Joseph Hicks [assignee of William Searcy Sr.] received 300 acres located on Deep River adjoining Joseph Kerr and John Needham. Arthur Smith and Wm. Harris were chain carriers.
1790 -- Census, Randolph County, NC Page 291
1790, Apr 22 -- Land Grant #1156, Chatham County, NC
John Powers received 100 acres located on Ceder Creek adjoining his own line and William Finley. William Searcey and Robert Harden were chain carriers.
1790, May 22 -- Land Grant #587, Randolph County, NC
Gideon Meacon [assignee of Capt. William Sercey] received 200 acres located on the Fayette Road from Hargrove's Mill to Widow Spinks adjoining Sotherland and Searcey. William Sercy and Enoch Spinks were chain carriers.
1790, Jun 15 -- 1787-1794 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Randolph County, NC Page 119
Ordered that Matthew Hamilton be overseer of the road from Chatham County line across Deep River at Searcey's Ford and to the [Moore] County line and work the following hands: Edmond Waddell, William Argo, Athur Reed, Joseph Rich, Jacob Routh, Charles Gray, John Reed, Richd. Bird, Robert Carr, Joseph Hix, Jesse Pits, William Searcey, James Bowdon, William Harris, Windsor Pearce, David Andrews, Wake Andrews, John Spinks, James Lathem, Howel Brewer, Nathl. Mullins, Charles Stewart, William Latham, John Argo and James Deaton.
1790, Aug 26 -- Land Grant #374, Moore County, NC
Nicholas Nall received 150 acres located in the Randolph County line adjoining Owen Carpenter. Wm. Williamson and Wm. Shearsy were chain carriers.
1791, Mar 15 -- 1787-1794 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Randolph County, NC Page 143
David Andrews appointed overseer of the road from the Chatham line leading across Deep River at Searcy's Ford and to the [Moore] County line with the following hands: Edmond Waddell, William Argo, Arthur Read, Jacob Read, John Read, Richard Bird, Robert Carr, Jesse Pits, Joseph Carr, William Searcey, Michael Andrews, Howel Brewer, Charles Stewart, John Argo and John Deaton.
1793, Sep 29 -- Deed Book 5, Page 90, Randolph County, NC
John Powers deeded James Powers 200 acres located on Flat Creek adjoining Chatham County line. William Searcy, Arthur Reed and Sarah Searcy were witnesses.
1794, Feb 14 -- Land Grant #1336, Randolph County, NC
Lewis Spinks [assignee of William Sercy and Nicholas Nall] received 100 acres located north of Fork Creek adjoining his own line, Sutherland and Mash. Cornelus Lethem and Wm. Asbell were chain carriers.
1796, Mar 15 -- Land Grant #1587, Moore County, NC
Neil McLeod [assignee of George Carringer Sr.] received 50 acres located southwest of Grassy Creek adjoining George Carringer, Jonathan Bullock and including Willis Brewer's improvement. Wm. Shershe[Searcy] and J. Bullock were chain carriers.
1797, May 9 -- Land Grant #1251, Randolph County, NC
William Carr received 100 acres located on Deep River adjoining his own line and Bird. William Searcy and Robt. Hasdon were chain carriers.
1797, Dec 13 -- Deed Book 8 Page 116, Randolph County, NC
William Searcy deeded William Pearce 30 acres located north of Deep River adjoining N. Nall. Proven by William Armstead Nov 1799.
1798, Jan 1 -- Deed Book J Page 300-301, Chatham County, NC
John Powers deeded Moses Kidd 100 acres located on Randolph County line adjoining own line, Lend. Smith and Guthrie. Mary Searcy, Sarah Searcy and Will. Searcy were witnesses.
1798, Apr 26 -- Land Grant #1197, Randolph County, NC
William Searcy received 500 acres located north of Deep River adjoining Deyton, his own line, Golson, Nall, Reed, Bird, Kerr and Onslat. John Powers and Elridge Deyton were chain carriers.
1799, Jan 24 -- Deed Book K Page 419, Chatham County, NC
Leonard Smith deeded Matthew Caveness 150 acres located on Cedar Creek and Randolph County line adjoining Kidd, James Deaton and Vandaford. Smith purchased the land from John Powers. Will. Searcy, John Caveness and Frederick Caveness were witnesses.
1799, Apr 22 -- Deed Book 8 Page 268, Randolph County, NC
William Argo deeded Charles Goldston two tracts located north of Deep River  100 acres adjoining his own line, the Moore County line and Waddle;  320 acres adjoining the Moore County line and the Chatham County line being part of the 640 acres granted to William Searcy and Charles Goldston. Proven by William Searcy Aug 1801.
1799, Apr 22 -- Deed Book 8 Page 45, Randolph County, NC
William Searcey deeded Peter Searcey 97 acres adjoining James Deaton. Proven by William Carr May 1799.
1799, Apr 24 -- Deed Book 8 Page 45, Randolph County, NC
William Searcey deeded Sarah Caviness 100 acres located on Cedar Creek and the Chatham County line being part of the 500 acre grant to Searcey adjoining James Deaton and Onstott. Proven by William Carr May 1799.
1799, May 4 -- Deed Book 8 Page 70, Randolph County, NC
William Searcy deeded Richard Bird 50 acres located north of Deep River adjoining William Carr. Proven by Edmund Waddell May 1799.
1799, May 14-Nov -- Estate, Chatham County, NC
Estate of John Powers, Dec'd. David Powers was named administrator with Joseph Gilliland, James Deaton and John Thompson as securities. John Powers died May 3, 1799. Petition for division of 200 acres located on Cedar Creek. Edmond Waddill, Jos. Lambert and Joseph Gilliland (with John Argo as witness) divided among the following heirs: widow Susannah Powers, James Powers, David Powers, Moses and Karey Kidd and George and Elizabeth Railey. Items from the estate were purchased by: Susanna Powers, David Powers, Jams. Powers, Wm. Campbell, Joseph Hix, Henry Powers, Levi Lawler, Moses Kidd, Greel Norton, Wm. Searcy, Eldredg Deaton, John Vandeford and Benjamin Shields.
1799, May 19 -- Will, Randolph County, NC
Will of Leonard Smith, Dec'd. Heirs: wife Elizabeth. Also mentions negro Frank. Witnesses: George Onstot, Will. Searcy and Sarah Searcy. Proven Aug 1806.
1799, Nov 6 -- Deed Book 8 Page 199, Randolph County, NC
William Searcy deeded William Carr 100 acres located north of Deep River adjoining Anstot and Carr. Proven by Rolley Spinks Nov 1800.
1799, Dec 7 -- Land Grant #1849, Randolph County, NC
Travis Bowden received 30 acres located south of Deep River adjoining his own line and Pearce. Wm. Searcey and James Smith were chain carriers.
1800 -- Census, Randolph County, NC Page 340
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1801, Jan 27 -- Deed Book L Page 293-294, Chatham County, NC
Eldredge Deaton (of Randolph County) deeded James Powers 56 acres located on Flat Creek and the Randolph County line adjoining James Powers and Bray. Will. Searcy and David Powers were witnesses.
1801, Apr 22 -- Deed Book 8 Page 341, Randolph County, NC
William Searcey deeded Eldridge Deaton 150 acres adjoining Sarah Caviness, James Deaton and Richard Bird. Proven by William Smith May 1802.
1801, Apr 27 -- Deed Book 8 Page 277, Randolph County, NC
William Searcey deeded Peter Searcey 50 acres located north of Deep River adjoining James Deaton, Arthur Reed and Eldridge Deaton. Proven by Joseph Hicks Nov 1801.
1802, May 25 -- Deed Book 8 Page 372, Randolph County, NC
Eldridge Deaton deeded John Dabney Jr. 150 acres adjoining William Carr, Anstatt, Sarah Caviness, Bird and Peter Searcey including the place where William Searcy now lives [part of 500 acres granted Jun 7, 1799]. Proven by William Searcy Nov 1803.
1803, Feb 24 -- Deed Book 8 Page 365, Randolph County, NC
William Searcy deeded William Onstat 97 acres located south of Deep River adjoining Arthur Reid, Peter Corey, James Deaton and Edmond Waddell. Proven by William Searcy Nov 1803.
1810 -- Census, Randolph County, NC Page 54
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1810, Dec 13-1811, Jan 3 -- Notice, The North Carolina Star [Raleigh, NC] Newspaper
James Smith placed a notice forewarning others from trading on the Feb 7, 1807 note of debt [due Feb 6, 1811] by William Smith to James Deaton witnessed by James Williams, Rollay Spinks and Will. Searcy.
1823, May 5 -- Will, Randolph County, NC
Will of Windsor Pearce, Dec'd. Heirs: wife Marey, daughters Ollive Pearce, Keziah Pearce [Ollive and Keziah to receive 250 acres where I now live and 100 acres on head of Cedar Creek called the Jordon Place and negro Phiba and her child Classa], Marey Spinks and Pherrebee Moore. Executors: William Carr and James Johnston. Witnesses: William Searcy and John Waddill. Proven Aug 1823
1830 -- Census, Chatham County, NC Page 449
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1832, Aug 13 -- Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty, File R9342 William Searcy
William Searcy (age 78), resident of Chatham County, NC applied for a pension. He testified that he was born in May 27, 1754 in Granville County, NC. At the time of the Revolution he was living at Searcy's Ford on Deep River in Guilford County [now Randolph] and now lives within 2.5 miles of the place in Chatham County. He joined Capt. John Williams' company of Light Horse from Granville County in Feb 1777 at the Chatham County courthouse. Later was ordered to return to Deep River to raise a party of rangers to suppress the Tory party operating the area. In 1781, his house was plundered by Tories under the command of David Fanning and his personal effects were destroyed or stolen. Nicholas Nall, Enoch Spinks (clergyman), James Johnston and Peter Craven (age 88 in 1833) testified they were acquainted with William Searcy and he served in the Revolutionary War. Sarah Searcy (age 84 in 1845), widow of William Searcy Dec'd., filed a claim on Apr 15, 1847. Eli Lambert, David F. Moore, Carey Searcy (daughter of William and Sarah), William Kidd (age 46 in 1847) and Olive Pearce (age 75 in 1845) submitted affidavits of support. A page from the family bible was submitted to show: Sarah Searsy, wife of William, was born Sep 11, 1760; Mary Searsy was born Jan 15, 1780; Peter Searsy was born Feb 6, 1782; Elisabeth Searsy was born Feb 5, 1784; Cary Searsy was born Nov 19, 1787; Aaron Searsy was born May 7, 1790 and Sarah Searsy was born Mar 12, 1793.
1840 -- Census, Chatham County, NC Page 187
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||Moore County Wallaces
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||1788 Petition, Randolph County, NC - Courthouse|
1788, Nov 20 -- Nov 1788-Dec 1788, General Assembly Session Records Box 2, Folder 1
To the Honourable the Gennerall Assembly for the State of North Carolina
The Petition of the Inhabitance of Randolph County Humbly Sheweth That a Number of them Labour at a Great Disadvantage in Attending on Public Meetings Owing to the Place Whare the Coarte is held being so fare from the Center of the said County We your Humble Petitioners Beg that your Honourable Boddy Would Pass an Act Directing that Commishoners be Appointed for the Purpose of Centering the Said County & Erecting the Publick Buildings At or Neare the Center of the Said County and We your Petitioners are Ever Bound to Pray etc. [selected signers] Richard Bird, William Bird, Nimrod Brewer, Arther Reade, Isaac Redfarn, Jas. Ledlow, Jas. Lathem Junr., Wm. Reade Junr., Jno. Williamson, Wm. Needham, Math. Deaton, Eldrig Deaton, Windsor Pearce, Joseph Hix, Arther Smith, Michall Andrews, Howell Brewer Sen., Wm. Richeson, Jno. Lathem, Wm. Lathem, Drury Richeson, Jas. Needham, William Smotherman, Cornelias Lathom, Thoms. Cost Sen., Thos. Cost Junr., Jas. Lathom Senr., Johnson Lathom, William Searcy, Joseph Carr, Wm. Neadom, John Garner, Rolle Spinks, John Pearce, John Read, Wm. Argo, Robt. Carr, John Deaton, John Spinks, Lewis Spinks, Garrot Spinks, Enoch Spinks, William Read, Adam Andrews, Davis Andrews, Charles Stewart, William Pearce, Thos. Waddill, Dennis Carpender, John Needham Senr. and Wm. Smith.
||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.]
||1790 Petition, Randolph County, NC - Courthouse Relocate|
1790, Nov 22 -- Nov 1790-Dec 1790 General Assembly Records Box 3 Folder 26
Petition to relocate courthouse to center of the county. Signers include: William Searcy, William Bowden, Edward Waddel, James Presnol, William Wright, Joseph Wright, John Graves, William Graves, Richard Graves, John Latham, John Larrance, Evachel Handcock, John Handcock, Enoch Spinks, Rolli Spinks, John Reed, Lambert Reed, Wm. Reed, George Onslot, John Onslot, John Larrance, Wm. Reeder, Jno. Reed Junr., James Graves, Samuel Graves, Thos. Cost Senr., Thomas Cost Junr., John Vanever, John Argo, William Argo, Amanuel Azbel, Elisha Lolly and Jno. Lolly.