William Argo

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  • Name William Argo 
    Born Bef 1758 
    Gender Male 
    Notes 
    • 1779 -- Tax List, Randolph County, NC
      William Argo listed 150 acres in John Hinds's District

      1785 -- Tax List, Randolph County, NC
      Wm. Argo listed 1 white poll and 217 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.

      1786, Mar 11 -- Deed Book 1, Page 107, Randolph County, NC
      William Argo and wife Kenekappuck deeded Edmond Waddle 200 acres located north of Deep River adjoining Charles Goldson and the [Chatham] County Line. Windsor Perce, Mary Perce and Jesse Perce 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: [1] 200 acres located south of Deep River adjoining Nall and Bowdon. [2] 600 acres located north of Deep River adjoining Argo, Searcey and Arthur Reed. William Needham and Nicholas Nall 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.

      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, Nov 24 -- General Assembly Session Records
      Petition to erect a courthouse in the center of Randolph County, NC. Wm. Argo signed petition.

      1790 -- Census, Randolph County, NC Page 289
      William Argo
      (16+) 1M
      (0-16) 2M
      5F

      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, Sep 14 -- 1787-1794 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Randolph County, NC Page 125
      Ordered that the following lay off a road from Harmon Cox's Mill on Deep River down said river on the south side of Garner's Meeting House from thence the best way to the road leading to Fayetteville: William Bowdon, John Fushee Garner, James Garner, James Whittle, Matthew Hamilton, John Spinks, James Bowdon, Jacob Loudermilk, James Ludlow, Marmaduke Bookout, Joseph Bookout, Charles Bookout, Edmond Waddle and William Argo.

      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.

      1792, Nov 20 -- 1785-1794 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 370
      A deed from William Argo to Isaac Teague was proven by James Deaton

      1793, Nov 19 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 423
      Deed from William Ricket/Picket to John Argo proven by William Argo

      1794, Mar 14 -- Deed Book 5, Page 178, Randolph County, NC
      Deed from James Alston, John Alston, Phillip Alston, Drewery Alston and Smith Alston (heirs of Phillip Alston Dec'd.) to Edmond Waddill. Also including tract of land from James Alston to Edmond Waddill located north of Deep River adjoining Nall, William Bowdown, William Searcy (Dec'd.) and William Argo. Thomas Waddill and Murdock McKensey were witnesses.

      1796, Oct 24 -- Deed Book 8 Page 70, Randolph County, NC
      John Johnston (of Cumberland County) deeded William Argo 800 acres located north of Deep River on Buffalo Branch adjoining Searcy. Proven by Edmond Waddle May 1799.

      1796, Oct 24 -- Deed Book 8 Page 71, Randolph County, NC
      John Johnston (of Chatham County) deeded William Argo 50 acres located north of Deep River on Buffalo Branch and Goldston's Spring Branch. Proven by Edmond Waddle May 1799.

      1799 -- Tax List, Randolph County, NC
      William Argoe listed 1 white poll 1 black poll, 567 acres in William Armstead's District

      1799, Apr 22 -- Deed Book 8 Page 144, Randolph County, NC
      William Argo deeded Leonard Smith 90 acres on a branch of Deep River. William Waddle proved Feb 1800.

      1799, Apr 22 -- Deed Book 8 Page 268, Randolph County, NC
      William Argo deeded Charles Goldston two tracts located north of Deep River [1] 100 acres adjoining his own line, the Moore County line and Waddle; [2] 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.

      1801, Oct 17 -- Deed Book 8 Page 285, Randolph County, NC
      James Alston, John Alston and Phillip Alston (of Chatham County) deeded Edmond Waddle 330 acres north of Deep River adjoining William Argo, Searcey and Reed. Proven by Archibald McBride Nov 1801.

    Person ID I35434  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2020 

    Family Keron / Kerenhappuch Searcy  [1
    Notes 
    • Based on the research of Argo family researcher John Hall, it is very likely that William Searcy's daughter "Keron or Kerenhappuch" married William Argo of Randolph County.

      This theory is based on several facts:

      [1] William deeded his daughter Keron Searcy a tract of land referred to as Morgan's Neck in his will in 1776.

      [2] In 1786, William Argo and his wife, Kerrenhappuck, deeded this same tract of land to Edmond Waddle of Chatham County. This deed references that the land had been deeded to them by William Searcy. This deed was also witnessed by Windsor Pearce and Mary Searcy Pearce [daughter of William Searcy].

      [3] According to John Hall, William Argo was born prior to 1765 and his earliest child was born around 1780. William Searcy died in 1776 and it is quite possible that Keron/Kerrenhappuck was listed as a Searcy in his will rather than an Argo because they had not yet married.

      [4] According to John Hall, one of William Argo and Keron/Kerrenhappuck's grandchildren was named Cary Ann Searcy Argo. This reference came from the "Argo/Argoe Family in America" authored by L. Wesley Argo. While this is more circumstantial, it is quite probable that a child would be named after her grandmother.
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F11169  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    1788 Petition, Randolph County, NC - Courthouse
    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.

    1790 Petition, Randolph County, NC - Courthouse Relocate
    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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1197] John Hall [jhall63857@gmail.com].