Simon Poe[1]

Male 1707 - 1793  (86 years)


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  • Name Simon Poe 
    Birth 1707 
    Gender Male 
    Death 1793 
    Notes 
    • 1793, Apr 9 -- Will, Chatham County, NC
      Will of Simon Poe Dec'd. Heirs: wife Rhoda Poe [negro girl Weney and 100 acres located on Pig Branch] and children: Sary Harndon, Mary Barry, Jane Massey, Mary George and Lucy Straughn (daughters of Lucy Straughn Dec'd.), Stephen Poe (son of Simon Poe), William Poe (son of Stephen Poe), son William Poe, son James Poe and daughter Frances Thomson. Executors: Richard Straughn, Robert Thomson and James Masey. Witnesses: Elijah Foushe and B. Manly. Probated Aug 1793.
    Person ID I40898  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2022 

    DNA Tests  1 DNA test is associated with Simon Poe 

    Children 
       1. Female Sarah Poe
    Herndon
       2. Female Mary Poe
    Berry
    +  3. Female Lucy Poe
    +  4. Male Simon Poe
    +  5. Male Stephen Poe
       6. Male James Poe
       7. Female Frances Poe
    +  8. Female Jane Poe,   b. Bef 1755   d. Between 1810-1817 (Age ~ 62 years)
    James Massey  (Age ~ 63 years)
    Documents
    1793 Will, Chatham County, NC - Simon Poe
    1793 Will, Chatham County, NC - Simon Poe
    Family ID F13204  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2017 

    Family 2 Rhoda Marsh 
    Marriage 1792  Chatham County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13211  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2017 

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    1. [S262] Poe Family Genealogy [ poegen.net ].
      Simon Poe (1708 - 1793)
      This page is an attempt to bring together references to Simon Poe in Virginia and in North Carolina, the two places we know he lived.

      Nothing in the historical records seems to indicate where Simon Poe was born. He first appears in the court records of Caroline County, Virginia on September 9, 1737 - he was almost thirty years old. At the time, William Poe (married to Lydia), and Benjamin Poe also lived in Caroline County.

      The Poe family in Nottinghamshire, England used the first name Simon, as evidenced by the records below. It is possible that the Samuel Poe, shown baptized in Nottingham in 1659 was the same Samuel Poe who died in Essex County, Virginia in 1725. Three years earlier, in 1722, a Robert Poe died in Essex County. Robert Poe appears to have left a widow named Katherine. While DNA testing of descendants points to the possibility that William and Benjamin were closely related (perhaps brothers), William and Benjamin do not seem to be closely related to Simon Poe, although the men definitely were of the same Poe surname.

      So far, no record has been uncovered that mentions the name of Simon Poe's wife (or wives), the mother of his children. He married Rhoda Marsh, a widow, in 1792, one year prior to his death. The marriage was announced in the local newspaper for Chatham County, North Carolina.

      Nottinghamshire: - Register of Marriages, 1562-1812
      "Marriges P[er] Licenes in 1725."-- Marriages at St. Nicholas's, Nottingham. 1562 to 1812. Volume 1.
      County: Nottinghamshire
      Country: England
      Simon Poe & Issabel Cooke 04 Jul 1626

      Nottinghamshire: Nottingham (St. Mary) - Register of Marriages, 1566-1763 Marriages.
      Marriages at St. Mary's, Nottingham. 1566 to 1813.

      Vol. 4.

      County: Nottinghamshire
      Country: England

      Robt. Marson of Peeters p'ish & Isabell Poe daug: to Simon Poe of this p'ish publ. 12 Feb 1653 & 19 Feb 1653 & 26 Feb 1653 married 28 Mar 1654 by Ald: Huthwit Witnesse Mr. Richard Grante & Samuel Barkston.

      All known Nottinghamshire Baptisms from the seventeenth century

      Sarah 11 July 1654 Edward / Mary
      Samuel 26 June 1659 Edward / Mary
      An 15 July 1666 Parents Simon / Ann
      Elizabeth 7 Feb 1671 Simon / An.
      Sarah 30 November 1685 Edward. (margin note says Baptized when she was about 14 yrs of age)*
      Hannah 7 January 1691 Edward / Hannah
      John 20 August 1691 Joseph/Susan (see Sheriffs)
      Mary 9 December 1693 Joseph / Susannah
      Edwd 12 April 1696 Joseph / Suzannah
      Samuel 18 April 1699 Joseph (see Sheriffs)
      Jane 12 November 1700 Joseph / Suzannah
      * a researcher in Nottingham examined the original and reported this note

      In this first mention of Simon Poe (1708-1793), it appears he is a landowner, already challenging the authorities over his right to plant tobacco as he sees fit. The Herndon family served as constables and minor officials in the county. Simon is often seen opposing them.

      Simon Poe, plaintiff
      p. 450 [9 Sept. 1737]
      Action of trespass. Simon Poe agt. Philip Herndon. The defendant not appearing an attachment is awarded agt. His estate for what shall appear due.

      p. 457 [12 Nov. 1737]
      Action of trespass. Simon Poe agt. Philip Herndon. Dismissed, being agreed.

      As mentioned, Simon Poe lived in Essex County and seems to have been nearby, or on the same land as Benjamin Poe and William Poe. Benjamin soon relocates to Spotsylvania County, Virginia, where the following record appears. William Poe moves to Culpeper County, Virginia, where he gains a joint grant will William Watson, who is in several records with the Poe men in Essex County. One suspects he was connected to one of the Poe families through marriage.

      Simon Po (Poe)
      4 October 1738
      At the motion of Simon Po, he is allowed for four days attendance & for twenty five miles coming & going four times having sworn to the time as an evidence for James White agst Joseph Brock Gent, it is therefore ordered that the sd White pay the sd Po two hundred pounds of Tobacco for the same as the Law directs.
      Benjamin Wood also compensated for testimony & travel of 23 miles coming and going four times.

      Two years after the first complaint against Philip Herndon, we see another one. Among the names here, Burck (Burc), Clark and Bradley appear later in associated with the Simon Poe family in Chatham County, North Carolina. Additionally, the Bradley family is connected to a younger Samuel Poe who remained in Essex / Caroline County, Virginia with the Simon Poe family after the departure of Benjamin and William. The records suggest that this younger Samuel Poe was married to Elizabeth Bradley.

      Simon Poe, plaintiff
      p. 526 [9 March 1739]
      Action of trespass. Simon Poe agt. Philip Herndon. Jury, Wm. Southworth, Francis Bearding, Timo. Chandler, Oliver Towles, William Lawson, Thos. Forson, Bryant Edmondson, Saml. Norment, Henry Burk, John Bradley, John Clark, and Peter Claybrook, find for the plaintiff 20 shillings sterling. Wm Lawson, foreman. And the court being of opinion that the battery is well and sufficiently proved, it is considered that the plaintiff recover the said 20 shillings sterling.

      Clearly, Simon Poe is willing to confront the authorities in order to be successful in growing tobacco. He also has considerable land holdings in order to produce the amounts he is forced to pay. There are no existing records indicating that Simon purchase lands. One assumes he inherited part of the 905 acres along the Peumensend which had belonged to Samuel Poe who died in 1725.

      Order Book page 228 [9 September 1743]
      Here is the entire page:
      It is ordered Peter Williams pay Simon Poe 50 pounds of tobacco for two day's attendance - Sarah Poe 25 pounds of tobacco for one day's attendance - John Hoomes 50 pounds of tobacco for two day's attendance ads. Pitman
      [Note: This is the only record anyone has found associating Simon Poe (SR) with the name of a woman who could be his wife. This record does not at all make it clear that Sarah is Simon's wife. She could very well be a widow of another Poe man who had something to offer in the case against Peter Williams. This record is cited as proof that Sarah was Simon's wife by McDonald Poe, deceased, of Waldron, Arkansas, in his self-published book of 1975 entitled, Biographical Studies: Samuel Poe of Essex County, Virginia, Family Lineage in United States of America 1704-1975. On page 92 of this book, the author claims that a 1743 Caroline County court record mentions that Simon Poe and Sarah Poe serve as witnesses on a case. Then on page 97, he presents this alleged evidence, but the information is garbled. I don't think anyone can be comfortable that this record proves anything except that a Simon Poe and a Sarah Poe were alive on this date.

      Simon Poe
      10 Nov. 1749
      Upon the information of Wm. Herndon, constable, agt. Simon Poe for tending seconds, it is ordered that Zacha. Lewis Gent, King's attorney, prosecutes him.

      9 December 1749
      Simon Poe confessed judgment unto our sovereign Lord the King on an information for 2000 pounds.

      Simon Poe
      11 July 1751
      Action of debt. Coleman's executors agt. Simon Poe, the defendant not appearing judgment is granted agt the defendant and James Taylor Gent. Sheriff for pounds 4.12. - unless he answer the suit.

      Simon Poe
      9 November 1752
      p. 334
      On the information of William Herndon, constable, it's ordered the King's attorney prosecute Simon Poe, John Smith, Thomas Pitman, Mordica Abraham, William Deshaza, James Masters & Titus Stevens for tending seconds.

      The following record pertaining to Samuel Poe is offered to indicate a contrast of wealth between he and Simon. While Simon is fined, and apparently pays, thousands of pounds of tobacco in fines, Samuel Poe struggles to come up with 105 shillings. This sort of contrast also exist when comparing Robert Poe who died in Essex County, VA in 1722 leaving a minimal estate with Samuel Poe who died in 1725 intestate with 905 acres of prime tobacco growing land.

      Note: No record found to date mentions a name for Simon's wife, the mother of his children. McDonald Poe, deceased, of Waldron, Arkansas, self-published book in 1975 entitled, Biographical Studies: Samuel Poe of Essex County, Virginia, Family Lineage in United States of America 1704-1975. On page 92 of this book, the author claims that a 1743 Caroline County court record mentions that Simon Poe and Sarah Poe serve as witnesses on a case. Then on page 97, he presents this alleged evidence, but the information is jumbled and until independently verified should be regarded as highly suspect. McDonald Poe refers to information not abstracted in any source found to date. He claims, in error, that the record below is dated "1743" and further says the amount ordered to be paid is 10 shillings. He then seems to say there is an "Attachment" that reads "Benjamin Poe 80 inspecting road; Sarah Poe 34 they were witnesses, 25 pounds of tobacco; Simon Poe 34 50 pounds for 2 days. Samuel Poe 89 --- I have no idea how to interpret this information. I have not seen this referenced in any abstracts of county records. Even if this is yet to be abstracted or transcribed, nothing seems to suggest that this "Sarah Poe" is the wife of Simon Poe.

      Samuel Poe
      13 September 1753
      p. 422
      Suit on Attachment. Roger Madison agt. the estate of John Wright. The plaintiff proving his account. judgment is granted him for pounds 7.12.11 current money. The Sheriff served the attachment in the names of James Jemson and Samuel Poe. Poe declared he had 105 shillings which he ordered to pay the plaintiff. Jemison declared he has a hogshead of uninspected tobacco which when inspected he is ordered to deliver to the Sheriff to sell.

      The following is almost certainly is the "my son William" mentioned in the 1793 will of Simon Poe.

      William Poe
      15 June 1754
      p. 179
      Matthew Boyle agt. Thomas Pannel. on an attachment. Judgment is granted the plaintiff for pounds 13.15.8 current money. It's considered by the court that the plaintiff recover the money and his cost. The Sheriff made return that he attached in the hands of William Poe and William Poe being sworn as garnishee declares that he has in his hands of the defendant's estate pounds 9. It's ordered that the garnishee deliver the same to the Plaintiff and he be discharged.

      Samuel Poe is now a debtor

      Samuel Poe, debtor
      p. 36 [14 Feb 1755]
      Suit on attachment. Peter Copland Gent. Agt the estate of John Wright. The Plaintiff proving his account, judgment is granted him for pounds 32.12.9. The Sheriff made return he levied the attachment in the hands of Samuel Poe who declared he has 10 shillings which he is ordered to pay to plaintiff in part of his debt.

      While Simon Poe is doing well

      Simon Poe
      8 April 1756
      Upon the complaint of Jeremiah Pearce against John Herndon, its ordered William Bullard, Simon Poe, Samuel Chapman, Robt. Robertson, John Bohannon, Francis Hoomes, Jas. Herndon and Mary Dismukes be summoned to next court.

      p. 163 Court 13 May 1756
      Samuel Haws jr is appointed overseer of the road in the room of William Bowler and to have Bowler's home house people, John Hart, James Coleman, Simon Poe, Richd. Curd and John Dawson's people to assist him in keeping the road in repair.

      Here we learn of other sons of Simon Poe besides William Poe, namely Simon Poe, Jr. and Stephen Poe (both of whom die in 1773) leaving orphans.

      Simon Poe, Jr., Stephen Poe, Rachel Bradford, Elizabeth Bradford, Saphiah Poe*
      * "Sophia" Poe, wife of Simon Poe, JR, whose brother Captain Stephen Poe is married to her sister Hannah.
      (This may have been one of the major divestitures of the land originally acquired by Samuel Poe who died in 1725. The land mentioned here presumably would be Simon Poe, Sr.'s share. Only 105 acres of the original 905 was in Poe hands by 1778)

      9 Nov. 1758
      p. 395
      Rachel Bradford, Elizabeth Bradford, Stephen Poe, Hana Poe, Simon Poe Junr, Saphiah Poe, Rachel, Eliza., Hanah and Saphiah being first privately examined, acknowledge their deed of release indented to John Thilman. Sarah Bradford* acknowledged her deed of release indented to John Thilman.
      * Without evidence that I have seen, many researchers claim that Sarah, wife of Simon Poe, SR was a Bradford. It is interesting to not the name Sarah Bradford here, as Simon was married to a Sarah already.

      William Poe
      11 May 1759
      Eusebius Stone Gent is appointed overseer of the road from John Baylor, Esqr. to the fork of the road by the Ivy Church and to have the following hands. Colo. Baylor's home house and mill quarter, Jno. Bowin, Ben Gatewood, Jos. Ballard, John Walden's quarter, Willm. Ballard, Armistead's quarter, John Eubank, Abram Wood and William Poe*, to assist him in keeping the road in repair.

      Sarah Herndon*
      William Herndon
      13 September 1759

      Sarah Herndon, relict of William Herndon declar'd she would not take or received the legacy to her given by the last will of William Herndon.

      Mary Herndon returned an account against Joseph Herndon estate.

      * Sarah Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR

      Samuel Poe
      14 September 1759
      p. 76
      Ordered Ben: Walden pay Saml. Poe 100 pounds of tobacco for four days' attendance as an evidence for him against Stone..

      Stephen Poe*
      10 April 1760
      p. 99
      Suit in Chancery Adam Byrd agt . Stephen Poe Dismissed.
      * the next year, Stephen can be found in North Carolina

      It is unclear whether the following record pertains to William Poe, son of Simon Poe, or the William Poe who remains in Caroline County and probably is a son of Samuel Poe and Elizabeth (Bradley). This Samuel is deceased by 1766.

      William Poe
      13 June 1761
      p. 227
      Action of Debt. Wm. Spiller agt. William Bullard, James Bullard, Frederick Fortson and Wm. Poe. The defendants not appearing the judgment of last court is confirmed against Frederick Fortson and James Bullard and George Peay security for Jone for pounds 32.12.2 1/2 current money. To be discharged in the defendant's paying pounds 11.5.7 farthing with interest from 8 May 1760

      Feb. 1764
      p. 43
      On the motion of William Poe and Thomas Reynolds, securities of Elizabeth Charles for the administration of the goods and chattels, rights and credits that were of Oliver Charles. [She to] be summoned to next court to give them counter security.

      10 March 1764
      p. 76
      On the Petition of William Poe and Thomas Rennolds for Elizabeth Charles giving counter security and she failing to comply with the order, its ordered she deliver up the whole estate of Oliver Charles, deceased, to William Poe and Thos. Rennolds.

      William Poe
      12 May 1764
      p. 145
      William Johnston agt. William Poe. Tresspass on the case. Judgment is granted the plaintiff for his costs.

      12 May 1764
      p. 158
      Jacob King agt. William Poe. Case. Upon the defendant's acknowledging that he does not remember that ever he called the plaintiff a mullato or that he knows that he is one and on the defendant paying cost, this suit is dismissed. (see suit in 1773 between these parties)


      Chatham County, North Carolina
      Nearly all the records seem to refer to Simon Poe, Jr. The only record after the death of Simon Poe, Jr that may indicate Simon Poe Sr's residence is the following. All the Simon Poe sons appear to have acquired lands around New Hope Creek off the Haw River, not far from the city of Pittsoborough.

      p. 186
      Registered 1 November 1779 - State of North Carolina to James Poe - 50 sh. for every 100 a. - 25 a. on the Crooked Branch - joins Simon Poe's line, Clarks corner and Stewarts line.

      p. 318
      1 July 1779
      State of North Carolina to Joseph Readinour - 50 sh. for every 100 a. -- 200 a. on the Redfield Road on Simon Poe's line - joins Charles Stewart, James Massey* on the Red Hill Branch
      J. Glasgow Sec. Rd. Caswell

      * David Poe, orphan of Stephen Poe, chooses James Massey his guardian in record below. James Massey was married to Jane Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, JR.

      31 March 1780
      State of North Carolina to William Howard - 50 sh. For every 100 a. - 230 a. - joins Simon Poe and Charles Stewart.
      Wm. Sheppard Sec. Rd. Caswell

      p. 416 (bottom)
      13 February 1781 - Alexander Clark and Pheby his Wife to James Howard - 4700 pds. - 350 a. - all that tract or parcel of land whereon Simon Poe formerly lived - joins Mrs. Hannah Poe, William Poe, Junr. and the land formerly belonging to Morton (Morten) and Richard Kennon and the land whereon Younger Neal (Neil) now lives.
      Wit: John Auld Alexander Clark
      Jacob Dardin Pheby Clark (x)

      pg. 629 states: Simon Poe (Sr) to Reuben Poe, 2-8-1790. Land was in Chatham County, but formerly part of Orange County. 50 acres. Deed signed in presence of Robert Thompson, son-in-law of Simon Poe, Sr.

      5 January 1791
      Page 270
      James Stewart for 50 pds to Sarah Neill, land on waters of Robertson's Creek beginning at a hickory at the Redfield road in Simon Poe's line running W 163 poles to his corner a red oak thence S 36 1/2 poles to Charles Stewart's corner in Massey's corner thence along Massey's line S 12 1/2 poles to a post oak
      James Stewart
      Wit: Phil Meroney

      It is this announcement that lets us know when Simon Poe was born.
      Simon Poe - In North Carolina, Mr. S. P. aged 84 to Miss Rhoda Marsh, aged 58. The bridegroom has now living 186 children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Wednesday October 3, 1792.

      Chatham County, North Carolina
      9 April 1793

      Will of Simon Poe, dated 9 April 1793

      Volume of Chatham County Records (File No. 22, 018) labeled "Deeds, Bills of Sale, Inventories of Estate and Wills, 1782-1794
      States on page 146. Sales - Simon Poe, SR, page. 137, 1793 Inventory - Simon Poe

      Vol.1 of Chatham Co. NC wills, file #22.018 pg.146

      This is taken from a typewritten transcript of the will contained in the DAR application of Marilyn Poe Laird. I am accepting Ms. Laird's spelling corrections from the original with a few exceptions where the original is retained.
      ------------------------------------------------------------

      Last Will and Testament of Simon Poe. From Records - Chatham County, North Carolina.

      In the Name of God, Amen: I, Simon Poe, of Chatham County, and State of North Carolina, being of sound and perfect mind and memory, Blessed be God, do this 9th day of April in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred ninety three, make and publish this my last will and testament, in manner and from following, that is to say:

      FIRST. I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife, Rhoda Poe, one negro girle named Weney, one feather bed and furniture, pigs, one desk and three plates pewter, three knives and three forks, ten barrels of corn to be paid this fives day of next December, together with one hundred acres of land on Pigs Branch where on the said Rhoda Poe formerly lived on during her windowhood.

      All the rest of my estate to be equally divided between these my children: Sary (Sarah) Herndon, Mary Barry (Berry), Jane Madsey (Massey) and one child's part to be divided between Mary George and Lucy Straughn (Straughan), daughters of Lucy Straughn (Straughan), deceased. Stephen Poe, son of Simon Poe*; one other child's part: Also William Poe, the son of Stephen Poe* one other child's part; my son William Poe and my son James Poe and daughter Frances Thompson having had their part of my estate already

      And I hereby make and ordain my worthy friends Richard Straughn (Straughan), Robert Thompson (Thomson) and James Massey Executors of this my last will and testament.

      In Witness I the said Simon Poe, have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

      His Mark 'X'
      Simon Poe

      Witness Present.
      Elijah Foushee (Fooshee),
      B.S. Manley

      * This has to refer to Simon Poe (so-called the third). Simon Poe, JR died in 1773. His son Simon was bound to Simon Poe, SR. This explains why Stephen was singled out for a child's part among others. I think that William Poe who received a child's part is the son of Stephen Poe - the son of Captain Stephen Poe, who is believed to have been a son of Simon Poe, SR. Both Capt. Stephen and Simon Poe, JR died in 1773.

      Chatham County, August 1793
      The execution of this Will was duly proven in open court by the Oath of Basel Manley, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and on motion ordered to be recorded whereupon Richard Straughan, Robert Thomson and James Massey, the executors named duly qualified. John Ramsey, Clk.
      Recorded in the Clerks office in Book E, page 147 Simon Poe will Aug. 1793

      North Carolina,
      Chatham County.
      I, Alma T. Fields, Deputy Clerk Superior Court in and for the County of Chatham, State of North Carolina, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the Last Will and Testament of Simon Poe as the same is taken from and compared with the original on file in this office.

      Estate Sale Papers of Simon Poe (transcribed by Karen Hammel)
      Record of Estates
      1782-1788, Chatham Co., NC
      Inventory of Simon Poe deceased, dated Aug. 9, 1793
      1 negro woman "Fan", and 3 negro children.
      3 heads of horses, 14 head of cows, 21 head of Hogs, 11 head of Sheep, 3 beds of furniture, 3 bedsteads,
      6 sides of leather, & 6 forks, 1 pair of cart wheels, 1 grinding stone, 4 casks 1 Runlet, 2 bridles, 2 pair of harnes, 3 bels 1 loom, a quanty- off wheat in the sheef, 1 parcel of flax, not dresed, 1 tumbler, 1 pair of stillards, 6 pieces of crockery ware, 2 mugs, 2 piggins, 4 Tins, 1 washing tub, small parcel of leather, 2 augers, 1 handsaw, 1 gouge, 1 froe, 4 jugs, a small parcel of Ba... - 1 parcel of sope, 1 note of hand on John Foshee to the amount of 2 pounds 2 shillings, a small parcel of Corn , cash 2 pounds 13 shillings, 8 pence, 4 3/4 (skeins ?) of spun yarn, 2 iron wedges, a small parcel of oats, 1 iron ladle, 1 pair of flesh forks, 1 brush, a crop of corn and tobacco now a growing.
      Signed
      Robert Thompson,
      James Massey,
      R. Straughan
      John Ramsey,

      CC Pg. 146b, 147a,b, 148a-
      Record of Estates 1782-1799, Chatham Co., NC
      Account of the Sale of the Estate of Simon Poe Sr., deceased. ( This is a four page account and would take forever to transcribe word for word, so will give the shortened version)
      Robert Thompson bought a negro woman "Fan" and 5 hogsheads
      James Massey bought negroes Jesse, and Daniel and a "lot" of corn
      William Poe bought negro Moses and a "lot" of flax
      George Truas bought a bay horse
      Stephen Poe 4 Ceers [ have no idea what these are, possibly meant "shears"], 2 mugs and tumbler, 1 tray, 2 "lots" of corn and 3 "lots" of tobacco.
      Henry Ward bought 2 cows, calves and bells
      James Brownlow, Cthouse [ probably meant where he lived] bought 1 cow, calf and bell 2 hogs, 3 small hogs,
      William Poe, Jr.& bell, Flatt irons, 1 Rundlet, 3 pewter basons
      John Morton bought 1 Heiffer, 2 Hogs,
      James Poe bought 1 Heiffer
      Nathan Stedman 1 fatt shoot (shoat?) bought 4 Hogs, 2 axes, 1 Bell, 2 small books, Sundries, 1 "lott' of sope (soap)
      Joseph Burchet bought 3 small Hoggs
      John Foshee a potato patch, 1 grindstone, 2 pewter dishes, 3 pewter plates, 1 Dutch Oven
      Col. Thomas Brown (marked "paid") bought 1 Ewe and 2 Lambs, 3 sheep
      Thomas Brinkley bought 2 Rams
      Harris George bought 1 Wheel, 2 Tables, 3 bushells of corn, 1 Brush, 1 Sifter and 1 fatt tub.
      George Dismukes bought 2 plow hoes, 2 weeding hoes, 5 hogsheads,
      James Bullard bought 2 grubbing hoes, 4 Pins
      Richard Straughan, Jr. bought 1 hammer hand saw 2 augers, 4 pewter basons, 1 Jugg,
      Richard Straughan, Sr. bought 1 Saddle and Bridle, 1 pair of artwheels, 2 casks, 2 pair padded harness, 3 bushels wheat, 1 cow hide, 1 plow hoe, 2 piggins, small lott of leather, 1 Froe, 1 Jugg, 3 bushels of corn, 1 Lott of Oats, 2 lotts of corn and 1 Bagg.
      Richard Straughan ( no Jr. or Sr. after his name) bought 3 bushels of wheat, 1 Lott of Corn
      Rhoda Poe
      Tamsen Straughan bought 1 Loom, 4 3/4 of Yarn,
      John Petty furniture
      William Foshee bought 1 Beadstead
      William Hammock ( this may be William Wommack, as I haven't see a Hammock before) bought 2 sides of
      leather
      Josiah Copeland Jr. bought 1 side of leather
      Hosea Straughan bought 1 side of leather
      Burwell Williams bought 1 tea kettle, 1 Lott of Crockery, 1 Bedstead
      Solomon Smith bought 1 large Bible
      Peter Moyer bought 1 Iron Pott and hooks
      William Crain bought 1 Iron Pott and hooks
      John Bull bought 1 Skillet
      William Poe Sr. bought 1 Frying Pann
      Robert Poe bought 1 Lott of Brandy
      Phillip Meroney bought 1 pair of Stillards
      William Poe (gentleman) bought 1 Washing Tub,
      Joseph Harman bought 1 pair of Iron Wedges, 1
      ladle and flesh forks



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