Bef 1758 - Bef 1823 (~ 65 years)
||Thomas Graham |
|Patriarch & Matriarch
- 1779 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
Thomas Grimes listed $400 of taxable property in Captain John Cox's District
1780 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
Thos. Grimes listed in Captain John Cox's District. Taxable property was estimated between $400-1600.
1783 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
Thos. Graham listed $30 in Captain John Cox's District
1784, Oct 26 -- Land Grant #78, Moore County, NC
Robert Grimes received 100 acres located east of McLendons Creek adjoining his own line and Patience Barrett. Thomas Grimes and Angus Campbell were chain carriers.
1784, Oct 26 -- Land Grant #155, Moore County, NC
Robert Grimes received 50 acres located east of McLendons Creek adjoining his own line, John Cox and Terrance Brannon. Thomas Grimes and Anguish Campbell were chain carriers.
1784, Oct 27 -- Land Grant #144, Moore County, NC
William Barrett received 50 acres located on the middle prong of Drowning Creek about a mile from the mouth of said prong where there was formerly a cabin. Thomas Grimes and Allen Martin were chain carriers.
1784, Oct 27 -- Land Grant #153, Moore County, NC
William Barrett received 100 acres located on both sides of Richland Creek adjoining Daniel McQueen. Thos. Grimes and Daniel McQueen were chain carriers.
1784, Oct 27 -- Land Grant #179, Moore County, NC
William Barrett received 50 acres located on north prong of Drowning Creek including his own improvement. Thomas Grimes and Allen Martin were chain carriers.
1784, Dec 4 -- Land Grant #33, Moore County, NC
Murdock Beaton received 70 acres located on McLendons Creek including his own improvement near Martin's Mill . Thomas Graham and Solomon Barrett were chain carriers.
1784, Dec 7 -- Land Grant #32, Moore County, NC
Solomon Barrett received 100 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining John McNeill and Beaton. Thomas Grayham and Samuel Barrett were chain carriers.
1784, Dec 7 -- Land Grant #51, Moore County, NC
Solomon Barrett received 100 acres located on both sides of the Camp Branch adjoining Widow McLeod, Patience Barret and McNeill. John Sowell and Thos. Graham were chain carriers.
1785, Jan 20 -- Land Grant #143, Moore County, NC
Daniel McDonald received 100 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining William Barrett. Thos. Graham and Alen McDonald were chain carriers.
1785, Feb 24 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 28
Ordered that the following persons be appointed to lay out a road from the Montgomery County line at Burton's Ford on Drowning Creek to the Cross Creek Road to William Seals Esq.: Edwd. Cox, Robert Grimes, Thos. Grimes, Daniel McCloud, John Cox Esq., Richardson Feagen Esq., Jos. Fry, Solomon Cox, Peter Salter, Jesse Muse, Benjn. Fry, Daniel Jones, William Cox, William Barrett, Jason Wadsworth, John Jackson, David Lewis and James Hill.
1785, Mar 3 -- Land Grant #79, Moore County, NC
William Smith received 50 acres located on Wet Creek including his own house and improvement. Thos. Grimes and John Hare were chain carriers.
1785, Apr 8 -- Land Grant #141, Moore County, NC
William Barrett received 170 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining his own line and Widow McDonald. Thomas Graham and Math Carrboro were chain carriers.
1786, Feb 13 -- Land Grant #39, Moore County, NC
Thomas Gilmore received 100 acres located on Cabin Creek including James Jeffrey's improvement adjoining John Carpenter. John Cox and Thos. Graham were chain carriers.
1786, Feb 15 -- Land Grant #24, Moore County, NC
John Cox received 150 acres located west of Mill Creek including his own improvement. Thos. Graham and John Morgan were chain carriers.
1786, Feb 15 -- Land Grant #125, Moore County, NC
John McKoy received 63 acres on the Waggon/Adkin Road adjoining the place and spring where Williams formerly kept store. John Cox and Thos. Graham were chain carriers.
1786, Mar 20 -- Land Grant #96, Moore County, NC
John Cox received 100 acres located on both sides of Mill Creek adjoining Morgan's improvement and mill. Thos. Graham and John Morgan were chain carriers.
1786, Jun 24 -- Deed, Moore County, NC
Mary Sowell and John Sowell deeded William Barrett 300 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining John Cox, Widow McDonald and including plantation where Mary Sowell now lives. John Jackson, Thomas Graham and George Jackson were witnesses. [Editor's Note: Original located in Herbert Floyd Seawell Sr. Papers at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC]
1786, Nov 2 -- Land Grant #95, Moore County, NC
Solomon Barrett received 100 acres adjoining Michael Hill and the land William Smith formerly owned. Thomas Graham and Richard Bean were chain carriers.
1786, Dec 8 -- Land Grant #47, Moore County, NC
Solomon Barrett received 100 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining William Barrett, Robert Grimes, John Cox and Widow McLeod. Thomas Graham and Solomon Barrett were chain carriers.
1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 152
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.
1791, May 12 -- Land Grant #372, Moore County, NC
George Graham received 19.5 acres located east of McLendons Creek adjoining Cox and Murdock Martin. Thomas Grahams and Augustin Lanceford were chain carriers.
1791, Jun 25 -- Land Grant #403, Moore County, NC
Murdock Martin received 80 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining John Cox, George Graham and Campbell. Thomas Graham and Augustine Lunsford were chain carriers.
1792, Feb 20,23 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 333,340,345
Solomon Barrett to Robert Graham proven by Thomas Graham
1793, May 22 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 400
Ordered that John Jackson's land and property be valued by Neil McLeod, Edward Cox and Thos. Graham.
1794, Feb 18 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 440
Thos. Graham appointed constable for 1794 in Dunn's District
1795, Aug 31 -- Land Grant #968, Moore County, NC
Thomas Graham received 50 acres located at the crossroads of Joel Road and the road that leads from the Moore Courthouse to Drowning Creek between the head of Juniper and McLendons Creek on Rocky Branch adjoining his own line and the Big Mire. Wm. Barrett and Thos. Docherty were chain carriers.
1795, Nov 17 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 538
Deed from John McKay to Thomas Graham proven by Wm. Martin
Deed from Robert Graham to Thomas Graham proven by Geo. Graham
1797, Aug 31 -- Land Grant #1349, Moore County, NC
Thomas Graham received 50 acres located east of McLendons Creek adjoining Martin Martin, William Martin, his own line and William Barrett. Wm. Barrett and Thos. Docherty were chain carriers.
1797, Dec 14 -- Land Grant #1044, Moore County, NC
William Martin [assignee of Solomon Barrett] received 280 acres located on both sides of McLendons Creek including part of his mill tract adjoining his own line (formerly Joel McLendon), Thomas Graham, Murdock Bethune, Solomon Barrett and John McNeill. Thomas Graham and John McDonald were chain carriers.
1798, Nov 29 -- Land Grant #1067, Moore County, NC
Thomas Graham received 100 acres located south of McLendons Creek adjoining Robert Graham Senr., Patience Barrett, John McNeill, Michel Briant and Solomon Barret's hogpen. Duncan McNeill and Hector McNeill were chain carriers.
1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 50
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1806, Dec 5 -- Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty, File NC4 Isaac Sowell
John Sowell petitioned the NC General Assembly for the land warrant for his deceased father Isaac Sowell. Isaac Sowell died in service in SC. Neil McLeod and Thomas Graham attested to Sowell's service and that he died in SC. John McLeod of Montgomery County, NC and Hector McNeill of Moore County, NC testified that they served with Sowell and that he died and was buried at the hospital at Ashley Hill, SC.
1810, Jan 11 -- Land Grant #2152, Moore County, NC
Thomas Graham received 100 acres located northwest of Juniper Creek adjoining his own line and McNeill's mill place. Uriah Pope and James Smith were chain carriers.
1810, Nov 21 -- Land Grant #2154, Moore County, NC
Thomas Graham received 45 acres located east of McLendons Creek adjoining John Lewis, Michael Bryant, Robert Graham Dec'd. and his own line. Micheal Bryant and Elisha Bryant were chain carriers.
1811, Nov 13 -- Land Grant #2096, Moore County, NC
James Smith received 100 acres located southeast of Juniper Creek adjoining John McNeill, his own line (formerly John Martin) and Thomas Graham. Uriah Pope and Thos. Graham were chain carriers.
1815 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
Thomas Graham listed 600 acres valued at $600 and 100 acres valued at $100
1818-1823 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
Thomas Graham listed 600 acres valued at $820
1823, Nov 19 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 17
Ordered that Michael Bryant, surviving administrator of Thomas Graham, Dec'd. be permitted to sell slaves and equally distribute process to heirs.
1824, Feb 17 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 24
Jesse Brown, James Dunlap and Malcom McRummen appointed to settle with Michael Bryant, Administrator of Thos. Graham, Dec'd.
||Moore County Wallaces
||1 Mar 2021 |
||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|
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.