1750 - 1820 (70 years)
||Adam Comer |
- 1772, Mar 10 -- Land Grant #1123, Cumberland County, NC
Adam Comer received 100 acres located on Williams Creek about 1 mile above Bear Creek. John Shuffield and Adam Comer were chain carriers.
1773, May 11 -- Land Grant #1587 and #1776, Cumberland County, NC
James Ludlow received 100 acres located on Williams Creek below the Yadkin Road adjoining Adam Comer. Adam Comer and William Shuffield were chain carriers.
1778 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
Adam Comer listed $150 of taxable property in Captain John Cox's District
1779 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
Adam Comer listed $2050 of taxable property in Captain John Cox's District
1780 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
Adam Comer listed in Captain John Cox's District. Taxable property was estimated between $1050-4200.
1783 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
Adam Commar listed $70 in Captain John Cox's District
1783, Jul 16-Mar 19, 1784 -- North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts, Vol. V Book 11
Adam Comer appears on a list of people who applied in the Wilmington District for claims for revolutionary service. [Editor's Note: the appearance on these lists does not necessarily mean they served in the militia during the Revolutionary War, but it is a good guidepost for further research.]
1785, May 9 -- 1781-1785 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Page 108, Chatham County, NC
Benjamin Sanders appointed overseer of the road from Anson Road to the Moore County line and have the following hands to work: John Powers, Henry Brewer, Sampson Brewer, Nathan Phillips, Wm. Phillips, Willis Phillips, Howell Brewer, James Deaton, Nathan Deaton, Mathew Deaton, Widow Deaton, Wademn Commer, Wm. Phillips, Joel Phillips, Benjamin Elkins, William Caps, Ambrose Smith, John West and his hands, Samuel Moore, Samuel Hilleard and Jeremiah Phillips.
1787, Feb 22 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 141
Ordered that Adam Comer be appointed overseer of the road from Bear Creek to William Garners to the County line.
1788, Aug 19 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 202
Ordered that Leonard Cagle be appointed overseer of the road from Searcy's Ford to Cotton's from Bear Creek at Wm. Gardner's to the County line and have the following hands to work: Wm. Gardner, Peter Gardner, William Wilson, John Hare, Adam Comer and Leonard Cagle's sons.
1789, Mar 3 -- Land Grant #344, Moore County, NC
Leonard Cagle received 50 acres located on Bear Creek including his mill and adjoining his own line and William Garner. Adam Comer and George Cagle were chain carriers.
1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 159
1795, May 19 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 514
Ordered that Hardy Davis have the following hands to work on the road from his house to Nicholas Nalls Esquire: Nicholas Nalls hands, Robert Bird, Peter Cagle, Henry Cagle, William Cagle, Christian Cagle, Leonard Cagle, Andrew White, Thomas Smitherman, Charles Holden, Adam Comer, Averet Sheffield and John Garner.
1795, Aug 4 -- Land Grant #838, Moore County, NC
David Allison received 269 acres located south of Bear Creek adjoining Adam Comer and his own line. Hezekiah Dunn and John Comer were chain carriers.
1795, Aug 4 -- Land Grant #843, Moore County, NC
David Allison received 330 acres located northwest of Williams Creek adjoining Adam Comer and John Hare. Hezekiah Dunn and Adam Comer were chain carriers.
1795, Aug 16 -- Land Grant #836, Moore County, NC
David Allison received 230 acres located northwest of Williams Creek adjoining Adam Comer and his own line. Adam Comer and Hezekiah Dunn were chain carriers.
1795, Sep 16 -- Land Grant #1187, Moore County, NC
John Hare [assignee of Dennis Carpenter] received 100 acres located south of Williams Creek adjoining his own line, Adam Comer, Ludlow and including Adam Comer's hogpen. Everet Sheffield and John Comer were chain carriers.
1797, Feb 25 -- Land Grant #1466, Moore County, NC
Adam Comer received 100 acres located on Williams Creek adjoining Garner and Smitherman and including his own improvement. John Comer and Adam Smith were chain carriers.
1797, Feb 25 -- Land Grant #1467, Moore County, NC
Adam Comer [assignee of John Comer] received 100 acres located on Williams Creek adjoining Ledlow and his own line. John Comer and Adam Smith were chain carriers.
1797, Mar 20 -- Land Grant #915, Moore County, NC
John Comer received 100 acres located on Williams Creek adjoining Owen Carpenter and James Ledlow. Adam Comer Sr. and Adam Comer Jr. were chain carriers.
1798, Oct 13 -- Land Grant #1383, Moore County, NC
Adam Comer received 60 acres located on both sides of Williams Creek adjoining his own line and the Speculators. Adam Smith and John Comer were chain carriers.
1799, Feb 6 -- Land Grant #1380, Moore County, NC
Peter Garner received 100 acres located north of Bear Creek adjoining Martin Ott, David Allison, Dowd (formerly William Garner). Adam Comer and John Garner were chain carriers
1803, Jun 7 -- Land Grant #1859, Moore County, NC
Moses Wilson received 64 acres located south of Williams Creek adjoining John Hair, Silay Hayes, Speculators and Adam Comer. Adam Comer Senr. and Peter Hair Junr. were chain carriers.
1808 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
List of persons who failed to give in their taxable property in 1807: Adam Comer 560 acres
1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 599
(45+) 1M 1F
(16-26) 1M 1F
1811, Jul 5 -- Land Grant #2097, Moore County, NC
Adam Comber received 100 acres located north of Williams Creek adjoining his own line, Ludlow, John Comber and the heirs of Malcom McNeill, Dec'd. John Comber and Martin Comber were chain carriers.
1815 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
Adam Comer listed $460 acres valued at $500
1818-1823 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
Adam Comer listed $460 acres valued at $400
1820 [estimated date] -- Record of Estates Book B, Moore County, NC Page 19-22
Estate of Adam Comer Dec'd. Notes due on the following: Joseph Allen, Wm. and Gideon Moore and John Richardson.
1894, Feb 16 -- Deed Book 79, Page 135-137, Moore County, NC
Peter Shamburger and wife Martha deeded John B. Shamburger and M.E. Shamburger six tracts  770 acres on Lick Branch excluding the 195 acres sold to Jesse Davis, 100 acres sold to Evachel Hancock and 25 acres sold to Joe Stephenson;  300 acres adjoining Morrison, Martin, A.B. Smith, Spivey, Adam Comer, John Comer and McNeill;  tract on Williams Creek;  200 acres adjoining Adam Comer;  100 acres on Williams Creek known as the Lutlow land;  John and Catherine Sheffield and Adam Smith and Elizabeth Smith's undivided interest in the 360 acres of Adam Comer Dec'd.
1903, Jun 11-25 -- Notice, Carthage Blade [Carthage, NC] Newspaper
Moore County, NC -- J.F. Craven; M.E. Shamberger; J.B. Shamberger; William Comer; Martin Comer; Lydia and Adam Brewer, her husband; Wylie Callicutt; R.T. Callicutt; James Callicutt; Shuyler Callicutt; Frances Williams and S.R. Williams, her husband; Jane Callicutt; Polly Martha Peterson; John Callicutt; W.J. Callicutt; J.R. Comer; Rebecca Sheffield; Jane Sheffield; John Sheffield; Martha Sheffield; Emory Sheffield; Raleigh Williamson and Mrs. Raleigh Williamson, his wife; Margaret Tucker; and Hannah Spivey v. James Dunn and William Dunn. Partition of four tracts:  100 acres on lower side of Bear Creek granted to Adam Comer 1772;  100 acres on Williamsons Creek granted to Adam Comer 1799;  100 acres on Williamson Creek granted to Adam Comer 1811;  60 acres on Williamsons Creek. The interest of William Dunn is 1/16 undivided. Dunn is required to appear Jul 1.
||Moore County Wallaces
||16 Apr 2023 |
|| 8 DNA tests are associated with Adam Comer |
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|+|| 1. John Comer, b. 1772 d. 1828 (Age 56 years)|
|+|| 2. Adam Comer, II, b. 1774 d. Nov 1859, Rutherford County, TN (Age 85 years)|
| || 3. Lewis Comer, b. 1776|
| || 4. William Comer, b. 1778|
| || 5. Sarah Comer, b. 1780|
| || 6. Jane Comer, b. 1782|
|+|| 7. Catherine Comer, b. 1785|
|+|| 8. Martin Comer, b. 1785 d. Jan 1850, Shelby County, AL (Age 65 years)|
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||3 Oct 2019 |
||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.
||1795 Petition, Moore County, NC - Courthouse Relocation|
1795, Jan -- Petition, Nov 1794-Feb 1795 General Assembly Session Records, Box 3 Folder 15
The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly to move the courthouse to a more suitable location. Signers include: [selected signers] Michal Dickinson, Kindred Muse, James Hill, Himrick Hill, Kindred Muse, John Baton, Donald Martin, Murdoch Martin, Wm. Wright, Joseph Wright, Ezekieh Dunn, Dannel McLeod, Thomas Dunn, John Ritchardson, John Dunn, Gorg Morgin, Wm. Morgen, W. Barrett, Adam Comer, John Comer, Leanard Caggle, Andrew White, Thomas Smithermon, James Elkins, Ruben Freman, John Shuffeld, John Sheffeld, George Williams, Stephen Davis, Jesse Brown JP, William Dunn, Stephen Ritchandson, Ansel Melton Sener., Everit Wallis, Wm. Key, Nathaniel Melton, David Richardson, James Manes, John Gilliam, Christyen Stuts, Bartholomew Dunn, Angus MacIver and Allen Beaton.
||Moore County, NC DNA Project|
DNA Results and Analysis for Moore County families including Allen, Barrett, Bean, Brewer, Britt, Brown, Burns, Caddell, Cagle, Carpenter, Caviness, Chriscoe, Cockman, Cole, Comer, Davis, Deaton, Dunn, Furr, Garner, Hancock, Hardin, Hare, Horner, Hunsucker, Hussey, Jackson, Kennedy, Key, Kidd, Lawrence, Maness, McIntosh, McLendon, McNeill, Melton, Monroe, Moore, Morgan, Muse, Nall, Phillips, Richardson, Riddle, Ritter, Sanders, Seawell, Sheffield, Smith, Stewart, Stutts, Sullivan, Wallace, Welch, Williams, Williamson and Wright
||1807-1808 Tax List, Moore County, NC|
Listing of Insolvent Taxes for 1807 and 1808. Courtesy of the NC Archives. [Located in Treasurer and Comptroller Papers, County Settlements, Box 64, Moore County]
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