Samuel West & Neighbors


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SAMUEL WEST AND NEIGHBORS OF DUPLIN/SAMPSON, NC 

North Carolina Patent Book 15 page 86 David Knowles 7 January 1755  200 acres in New Hanover County on a Branch of Rockfish Creek at a Place Called Calebs Meadows, joining a Pond, a Savannah, and the sd. Meadows   

Duplin Deed Book 6 page 90 Deed: John Knowles to Clifton Bowen. Dated: 1 April 1778. Trans.:9 pounds for 200 acres "On the North side of the middle(?)

Branch of Rock fish On Caliss (Califs?) meddow." Land was granted to William

Knowles, deceased, by patent and "fell" to John Knowles by "heir ship."

Wit.:Joseph Dickson and Shadrack Stallings.

    

Duplin Deed Book page 357 Deed: Clifton Bowen to Samuel (Sam) West. Dated: 29

May 1782. Trans.: 400 pounds "lawfull money of this State" for 200 acres "On

the north side of the main branch of Rock fish Caleb Meadows." Deed mentions

a savannah. Land "was Originally granted by patent to William Knowles fell

by heir ship to his brother John Knowles and by the said John Knowles to the

said Clifton Bowen." Wit.: James West and William West.

    

Duplin Land Entry Nov.4,1778 Dan Bowen enters 200 ac on W side of Rockfish

Cr;border: Bull Pond and runs up the creek; includes his own improvements.

    

Duplin Land Entry Oct.18,1779 Nathaniel Edwards enters 60 ac;border:his own

line on N side of Marsh Swamp and runs down to Dan Bowen's line.

    

Duplin Land Entry Feb.16, 1780 James Rollings enters 200 ac; between his own

line & Daniel Bowens and joins Nathaniel Edwards.

    

Duplin tax list 1783 Samuel West between Rue Mathis & Dann Bowen

    

Sampson Tax List 1784 (page 17) Samuel West 450 acres, 1 White Poll between

John Mathis 100 acres & Sarah Bryant 150 acres

    

Sampson court minutes 15 August 1786 Tuesday Ordered that James Young, an

orphan boy about 13 years of age, be bound to apprentice to Samuel West for

the term of seven years to learn the art or mystery of a cooper and to

read, write and cypher as far as the rule of three. He tenders Jonathan

Parker and John Register as securities who were approved. Ordered he enter

into bond in the sum of 100 pounds. Bond filed. The Clerk is accordingly to

make out the indenture.

    

Sampson court minutes 15 November 1786 Tuesday Samuel West vs. John Braddy:

Summers Enzor,as special bail for the defendant, surrenders him up in

discharge of himself. Ordered that the Sheriff take him in custody.

    

Duplin Deed Book 1A page 467 Samuel West to Elias James, both planters of

Duplin Co.,19 July 1787,for 500 pounds lawful money of N.C. 200A in Duplin

Co. & Sampson Co.on the NS of the main branch of Rockfish & Calips

Meadows, granted by patent to William Knowles & at his decease fell by

heir ship to his brother John Knowles who sold sd.200A to Clifton Bowen who

conveyed the same to Samuel West.

Wit: Charles James, Stephen Smyth. Oct.Ct.1787.

    

**Duplin Land Entry page 265 (288) Dec.3,1787 John Waters enters 30 ac in

Rockfish Swamp; border: his own line, Saml West, Jo Bevin sr.

    

Duplin Land Entry Feb.17,1791 Dann Bowen enters 200 ac; border: James

Bloodworth, Gregg, Davis,& Blanton.

    

Duplin Land Entry Feb.17,1791 David Davis enters 100 ac; border: his own entry

and Dann Bowen's new entry.

    

**Sampson Deed Book 11 page 94 Deed: Elias James (of Duplin County) to John

Balkom (Bolkcom: a hatter "of the County. aforesaid"). Dated 27 December

1798. Trans.: 40 pounds for 100 acres "Beginning.on Samuel Wests line near

the side of Wests branch." Wit.: Jon Parker and Tabitha Parker.

    

**Sampson Deed Book 12 page 389 Deed: Isaac Portevent (of New Hanover County)

to Robert Merritt (of Duplin County). Dated: 2 December 1794. Trans.:25

pounds for 65 acres "On the East side of the sin Run (sic) and on both sides

of Purvent branch." The line ran "to a pine by Thomas Hobbs line thence

along his lince Crossing the branch," etc. Deed mentions Samuel Sellers.

Land was "as appears by the patent granted to William Stephens."

Wit: Saml.West, Asa Sutton, and Charles Merritt.

    

**Sampson court minutes 3 May 1803 Tuesday Deed from Isaac Poitevint to Robert

Merritt for 65 acres was proved by Samuel West.

    

Duplin Deed Book 2 page 255 Deed: William Goodman, Sr., to Jacob Goodman.

Dated:15 September 1753. Trans.:50 pounds for 200 acres "On the North side

of Goshen Swamp." Deed mentions Cow Hole. Tract was "the Land and Plantation

whereon the said William Goodman Sr. Now liveth." Wit.: William

Goodman, Jr., and Edmund Dunkin.

    

Duplin Deed Book 3 page 68 Deed: Jacob Goodman to Simon Davis (of "Blueford"

(Beaufort?) County). Dated:24 July 1759. Trans.: 54 pounds for 120 acres.

Deed mentions Roberts' line and "a branch." Land was "the Plantation whereon

the said Goodman now dwells." Jacob Goodman was the "true sole and lawfull

Owner.By Virtue of a Patant." Wit.: Michail Davis, Sam'l Rogers, and Phillip

Davis.

      

Duplin Deed Book 3 page 79 Deed: James Bailey to Bartholomy Ganey. Dated:7

March 1760. Trans.:25 pounds for 200 acres "On the East side of Cohery Swamp

and the Fork of the Beaver dam Swamp." Deed mentions Sam'l Smith and a

patent (does not specify to whom it was granted or when). Wit.: John Gilbert

and Abraham Gilbert.

    

Duplin Deed Book 3 page 278 Deed: Samuel Strickland to Thomas Strickland.

Dated: 4 January 1772. Trans.:10 pounds for land (acreage not given) "on the

West side of a Branch Called Nixons Branch." Deed mentions Mark Phillips.

Wit.: John Thornton and Richard Hill.

Nicholas's Branch, joining Samuel Stricklin and Joseph Blackman

    

NC Patent Book 22 page 1 Thomas Stricklin 14 May 1772 100 acres in Duplin on

both sides of a branch of great Cohera called

    

NC Patent Book 22 page 72 Jacob Goodman 22 May 1772 400 acres in Duplin on

the S.side of the N.E. Swamp joining Goodmans own Lines, Edward Doncan,and

Elijah Jones

     

Duplin Deed Book 3 page 426 Deed:Jacob Goodman to Jacob Kernegy. Dated:25

January 1773. Trans.:20 pounds for 200 acres "On the North East branch of

Cape Fear River and On the South side." Deed mentions Edward Dunkin.

Wit.:Edmund Dunkin (Dunkan), Solomon Goodman, and William Dunkin.

    

Duplin Deed Book 3 page 438 Deed: Jacob Goodman to Edmund Duncan (a

 "Joiner"). Dated:23 January 1773. Trans.:20 pounds for 200 acres "On the

North East Branch of Cape Fear River And On the South Side Beginning at.the

said Edmund Duncans Corner." Deed mentions Elijah Jones. Wit.: Jacob

Kornegy,William Dunkan,and Solomon Goodman.

    

Duplin Deed Book 3 page 440 Deed: Jacob Goodman to Jacob Kernegy. Dated:3

April 1772. Trans.:20 pounds for 100 acres "Beginning On the South side of

the North East of Cape Fear Beginning.On the Swamp side." Deed mentions

"Munes former line." Tract was "the land whereon the said Jacob Goodman now

lives" and part of a tract of 200 acres granted to Thomas Graves by patent

dated 17 March 1746/7 ("six and 7"). Wit.:Edmund Dunkan and George Kernegy.

    

Duplin Deed Book 4 page 343 Deed: Luke Woodword to Bartholomew Ganey.

Dated:17 July 1770. Trans.:17 pounds for 120 acres "On the South Side of

Stewarts Creek a place called the Round meadow." Deed mentions William

Stephens. Wit.: Frances Hill and Joseph Williams.

    

NC Patent Book 26 page 12 Bartholamew Gainey 22 July 1774 100 acres in

Duplin on the W.side of little Cohera and on the N. side of Ceasars

branch-including Jesse Browns improvement, joining Poplar branch

    

Duplin Deed Book 5 page 205 Deed: Barthalomew Ganey to Barteram Bryant.

Dated: (blank) December 1777. Trans.: 30 pounds for 120 acres "On the South

side of Stewarts Creek a place called the Round Meadow." Deed mentions

William Stephens. Wit: James Cook and Lygah Whitley.

    

Duplin Land Entry page 83 Jan.20,1779 Levy Dudley enters 100 ac on both

sides of Little Cohera Cr; border: above Samuel Peters's improvements.

    

Duplin Land Entry page 139 Aug.31,1779 John Holley enters 150 ac on both

sides of Great Cohera Cr; border: Bartley Gainey, Col. James Smith,& his own

line.

      

Duplin tax list 1783 Willis West between Bartholomew Gainey, Samuel

Peters, Jacob Goodman and Danl.Dudley, Joseph Williams

    

Duplin Land Entry page 238 Jun.5, 1784 Samuel Peters enters 139 ac on both

sides of Little Cohera Cr; border: near Nathan Williams; includes his own

improvements.

     

Sampson tax list 1784 Willis West between Thomas Stricklin 325 acres, Hubbard

Brewer, Howel Smith and **Joel Williams 380 acres, Wm Lewis 100 acres, Isaac

Williams, Jacob Ganey 100 acres, Ann Peters 300 acres, Daniel Dudley 100 acres

    

Sampson court minutes 11 May 1786 Thursday The following persons are

appointed to attend and serve as jurors next court: includes Willis West.

    

Sampson court minutes 15 August 1786 Tuesday The Grand Jury being

drawn, impanneled and sworn, retired, to wit: includes Willis West.

    

Sampson Land Entry Jan.28,1788 Thomas Thornton jr enters 50 ac; border: his

own line, Thos Thornton sr,& Thos Stricklin.

    

Sampson Book 8 page 257 Deed: James Peters to Samuel Peters. Dated:7 February

1788. Trans.:20 pounds specia for 100 acres "On the West side of Little

Cohary in the fork of Reedy branch Beginning in little Cohary above Nathan

Williams Corner." The line ran "down the Run of Reedy branch as it meanders

to the mouth of (sic) little Cohary." etc. The tract included "Goodsons

improvements" and was "by pattent granted to Jesse George Bearing date" 10

November 1784. The land was conveyed to Samuel Peters "Excepting that Ann

Peters shall have priveledges On the said land during the Term of her life."

Wit.: Jon Godwin and Thomas Williford.

    

Sampson Land Entry page 20 Sept.5,1788 Arche Carraway enters 150 ac on E

side of Little Cohery Cr; border: Armager Hall and Daniel Dudley.

    

Sampson Book 8 page 281 Deed: Hardy Holmes (Sheriff) to Bartram (Bartholamew)

Gayney. Dated: 12 August 1789. Trans.:43 pounds 8 shillings 4 pence for 200

acres of land as described below. Deed begins: "Whereas their issued from the

Court of Sampson a writ of Execution at August Sessions in the Year (1787)

and a Judgment Obtained by William Hair for the sum of (37) pounds together

with the sum of Six pounds Eight Shillings and fourpence Cost against the

good and Chattles lands and tenements of Willis West late of said County

which Execution was directed to the Sheriff of Sampson Sampson (sic) County

and it not appearing that the said Willis West had any goods and Chattles

within the said County the said Execution was levied on a tract of land in

the said County of Sampson Containing (200) acres of land as of the Estate

of the said Willis West and the said land being duly advertized for sale and

a day appointed Bartholamew Gayney was the highest bidder who legally Bought

the same for the sum of forty three pounds Eight Shillings and fourpence."

The land lay "On the East side of Black River On the Beaverdam swamp."

Wit.: (not given).

    

Sampson Book 8 page 307 Deed:John Holly (Holley) to Sampson Lee. Dated:7

November 1789. Trans.:100 pounds "Current money of the State" for two tracts

of land. The first tract consisted of 39 acres "On the West side of great

Coheary Beginning at a pine formerly Called William Williams Corner." Deed

mentions Bartholomew Gayney and "said Holleys Patent line." Land was

"granted to said Holly by Pattent Bearing date" 12 October 1787. The second

tract consisted of 127 acres "On both sides of great Coheary Beginnning

at.his own Corner West side of Coheary opposite the mouth of Blackmans

swamp." Deed mentions Joab Blackman. Land was "part of a tract of land

granted to said Holly by Pattent bearing date" 1788 (13th year of Ind.).

Wit.: Jas.Holly and Noah Lee.

    

Sampson Book 8 page 331 Deed: Bartholomew Gainey to Thomas Frazer. Dated:8

February 1790. Trans.: 53 pounds specia for 200 acres "on the East side of

South River On the Beaverdam swamp Beginning on the side of the swamp." Deed

states: "and I the said Bartholomew Gainey am the only inheritance of the

said lands and premises." Wit.: Joab Blackman and Nael (Noel?,Nail?) Gainey.

    

Sampson Land Entry page 25 Sept.13,1790 William Gainey enters 100 ac on W

side of Great Cohary Cr;  includes Willis West's improvements.

    

Sampson court minutes 9 November 1790 Tuesday Willis West, by misfortune, lost

a piece of his left ear. It is therefore entered on the docket to prevent

future disputes.

     

Sampson court minutes 15 February 1791 Tuesday Reddick Gainey, Bennit Hill

and Needham Thornton being charged of a breach of the peace; Joab

Blackman, William Williamson and Jesse Lee, their sureties, came and delivered

them up to the court and are discharged from the same. John Crumpler and

Joab Blackman are bound as sureties for Bennit Hill and Needham Thornton for

their next appearance. Westbrook Lee and Willis West are sureties for the

next appearance of Reddick Gainey.

    

Sampson Land Entry page 26 Apr.12,1791 Bartholomew Gainey enters 150 ac on

both sides of Great Cohary Cr; border:his own line.

    

Sampson Land Entry page 28 Sept.26,1791 Willis West enters 100 ac on S side

of Great Cohary Cr; border: his own line and William Ball.

    

Sampson Book 9 page 389 Deed: Noah Lee toJames Westbrook. Dated:9 March

1793. Trans.:130 pounds for two tracts of land. The first tract consisted of

100 acres "On the West side of great Cohara." Deed mentions a corner between

Noah Lee and Westbrook Lee. Land was "part of a pattent granted to Jacob

Holly Bearing date" 17 March 1756. The second tract consisted of 200 acres

"adjoining the aforesaid tract of land." Deed mentions Lee's corner,the run

of Great Coharie,and Bartholomew Gainey. Land was "by pattent granted to

Noah Lee Bearing date" 10 November 1794. Wit.: Joseph Westbrook and Joseph

Sandersfur.

     

Sampson Book 10 page 202 Bill of Sale: William Bell to William Gainey.

Dated:24 January 1793. Trans.:125 pounds specia for "One Negro Woman known

by the Name of Nan about twenty One years of age."

Wit.: Willis West and Bartholomew Gainey.

    

Sampson court minutes 14 May 1793 Tuesday James Hutson, who stands charged

with having begotten a bastard child on the body of Rhodey Stricklin, came

into court and offered for his security Bennet Hill and Willis West to

indemnify the parrish.

    

Sampson Land Entry page 37 Jul.16,1793 Willis West enters 100 ac on Bull

Pecoson; includes Jacob Daniel's improvements.

    

Sampson Land Entry page 37 Jul.19,1793 Daniel Dudley enters 76 ac on E side

of Little Coharey Cr; border:his own line and Arche Carraway.

    

Sampson court minutes 13 August 1793 Tuesday Deed from William Ball to

Willis West for 50 acres proved by oath of George Lassiter.

    

*Sampson Land Entry page 38 Dec.5, 1793 Thomas Stricklin enters 100 ac; between

Catharine Williams and Daniel Culbreath. FIRST APPEARANCE OF

 DANIEL CULBREATH?

    

Sampson Land Entry page 39 Feb.17,1794 Saml Peters enters 150 ac on the head

of Pusels Br; includes Great Cyprus Pond.

    

Sampson Land Entry page 40 Apr.3,1794 Noel Gainey enters 125 ac on W side of

Great Coharey Cr; border: Bartholomew Gainey.

    

Sampson Land Entry page 45 Oct.14,1794 Samuel Peters enters 150 ac on E side

of Little Coharey Cr; border: his own line; includes Open Cyprus Pond.

    

Sampson Land Entry page 45 Oct.14,1794 John Peters enters 100 ac on both

sides of Little Coharey Cr; border:Saml Peters and Levy Dudley.

    

Sampson Land Entry page 45 Nov.11,1794 Jacob Gainey enters 100 ac on W side

of Great Coherey Cr; border:his own line.

    

Sampson Land Entry page 48 Dec.23,1794 Willis West enters 100 ac; border:his

own line and William Gainey.

    

Sampson court minutes 11 February 1795 Wednesday Ordered the following

persons, to wit: includes Willis West  be summoned to appear at the May

session next as Jurymen.

    

Sampson court minutes 11 May 1795 Monday Ordered that a new road be laid off

agreeable to the petition filed,and that James Westbrook, Westbrook

Lee, Willis West, William Ball, Esquire, Samuel Ingram, Peter Lee, Sr., Francis

Hill, Bartholomew Gainey, Noel Gainey, Elias Gainey, Abraham Gainey and Joab

Blackman be a Jury to lay off the same. Ordered that John Thornton summon

the Jury and that Josiah Blackman, Esquire, attend the Jury and qualify them

accordingly. Ordered that Bartholomew Gainey, Joab Blackman, Peter

Lee,Sr., George Lassiter,Sr., Feraby Ingram's hands, Samuel Ingram, Isaac

Smith, James Westbrook, Joseph Westbrook, John Gainey, Westbrook Lee, Willis

West, Abraham Naylor and George Smith and their hands work on the new road

leading from the road just below Josiah Blackman's the most convenient way

to the Cape Fear road between the Maple Branch and Cooper Vick's.

    

Sampson court minutes 13 May 1795 Deed from William Ball to George

Lassiter,Jr., for 125 acres proved by Willis West.

    

Sampson court minutes 10 August 1795 Ordered that Willis West (and others)

be fined 40 shillings each for not attending this court as jurymen.

    

Sampson court minutes 11 August 1795 Ordered that a new road be laid off:

Beginning between Josiah Blackman's and Kill Peacock Swamp and running the

most convenient way to the Fayetteville road at or near the head of

Bartholomew Gainey's race paths. Ordered that Willis West (and others) be a

jury to lay off the same. Ordered that John Thornton, Jr.,summon this jury to

attend and that Josiah Blackman attend and qualify the jury.

    

Sampson court minutes 12 August 1795 Wednesday Ordered that Willis West (and

others) attend at November term next as jurymen.

    

Sampson court minutes 9 August 1796 Tuesday Ordered that Willis West be

overseer of the road in the room of Cato Lee and that the same hands work

under him.

     

Sampson court minutes 17 November 1796 Thursday A bill of sale from William

Bell to William Gainey for a negro woman was proved by Willis West.

    

Sampson Book 10 page 415 Deed:Bartholomew Gainey (a "labourer") to Noel

Gainey. Dated: 22 August 1797. Trans.: 150 pounds for 150 acres being "One

Certain tract of land and part of Two other tracts. the whole tracts Lying On

the West side of Great Cohara." The first tract began "by the side of the

swamp By John Stouts Corner as then Was Running thence along Stouts line."

etc. Deed mentions "Jumping Run (sic) Branch." "the side of the branch by

the great Road." and Coharie Swamp. Land was "granted to Bartholomew Gainey

letters Patent Bearing Date" 21 April 1764. Deed states: "the Other two parts

or tracts of land Joining the above land the former and the two latter parts

of tracts including all the land I Now possess On the West side of the Run

of great Cohara." Wit.:Joab Blackman and Willis Lee. (1p,2,4,8r.)

    

Sampson Book 10 page 420 Deed: Bartholomew Gainey (a "labourer") to Elias

Gainey (Ganey). Dated:22 August 1797. Trans.:150 pounds for 150 acres being

"part of two tracts.of land in the fork of Cohara swamp and Blackmans swamp

Beginning.at the Run of Blackmans swamp On the Back line of said Bartholomew

Gaineys new survey Running thence along a line of marked trees marked by

Noel Gainey Willis West and Willis Lee to the said Bartholomew Gainey Back

line of his Oldest survey on or near Cohara Swamp it Being the dividing line

Between Abram Gainey and the said Elias Gainey thence down the Back line to

the Run of Cohara Swamp thence down the said Run of Cohara Swamp.to Sampson

Lees line thence with Lees line.to.David Granthams line thence with

Granthams line.to his Corner at the Run of Blackmans swamp thence up the Run

of the swamp to the Beginning." Wit.:Joab Blackman and Willis Lee.

(1p,2,4,8r)

     

Sampson Book 10 page 421 Deed:Bartholomew Gainey (a "labourer") to Abraham

(Abram) Gainey (Ganey). Dated:22 August 1797. Trans.:150 pounds for 150

acres being "part of two Certain tracts.of land.On the East side of great

Cohara and On the West side of Blackmans swamp Beginning.at the Run of

Blackmans swamp on the Back line of said Bartholomew Gaineys New survey

Running thence along a line of marked trees Marked by Noel Gainey Willis

West and Willis Lee to the said Bartholomew Gaineys back line of his Oldest

survey on or Near Cohara swamp thence.along said Back line to.S.Smiths line

as was Now Joab Blackmans line thence along the first line of Bartholomew

Gaineys latest survey to the Run of Blackmans swamp to.the Beginning Corner

of said survey thence as the Run of Blackmans Swamp.to the Beginning

 Corner." Wit.:Joab Blackman and Willis Lee. (1p,2,4,8s)

    

Sampson court minutes 14 November 1797 Tuesday James Anderson was convened

before this court being charged with begetting a bastard child on the body

of Elizabeth Goodman. Ordered that he enter into bond of 200 pounds to keep

said child from becoming in anyway chargeable to this county. He offered

Willis West and Sessums Parker as security.

    

Sampson Book 10 page 449 Deed: Willis West to Jacob Sessums. Dated:15 August

1797. Trans.:16 pounds for 100 acres "Beginning...

in the Beaverdam marsh." Deed mentions Sessums Parker, Gum Branch (apparently

emptied into the Beaverdam), and "the marsh of the Beaverdam." Land was "a

patent granted to Thomas Frazer Bearing date" 20 July 1795. Wit.: Thomas Ivey

and Nathl.Thornton,Jr. (1p,2,4,8t)

    

Sampson Book 10 page 476 Deed: Thomas Strickland, Sr.,to Benjaman Thornton, Sr.

Dated:11 November 1797. Trans.:500 pounds specia for 150 acres "On the East

side of Nixons branch Beginning at.Stricklands Own Corner." Deed mentions

Samuel Strickland and Thomas Thornton. Land was "Granted to the said

Strickland Bearing Date 1789." Wit.:Nathl.Thornton and Thomas Thornton,Jr.

(1m,2,4,8w)

     

Sampson court minutes 16 November 1797 Thursday Deed from Willis West to

Jacob Sessums proved by Thomas Ivey.

    

Sampson Book 11 page 87 Deed: Samuel Peters to John Peters. Dated:6

September 1797. Trans.:10 pounds specia for a tract of land lying on "both

sides of little Cohara Beginning On the East sides (sic) of the said swamp."

The line ran across Little Coharie. Land was as "By letters Patent Bearing

date" 10 July 1788. Wit.: Willis West, William Bass, and Abraham Naylor.

(1s,2,4,9l)

     

Sampson court minutes 15 May 1798 Tuesday Joab Blackman returned into court

a petition to lay off a new road leading from Great Cohary near Bartholomew

Gainey's to Black River (South Black?) at McCloud's Ferry, and that Willis

West (and others) be a jury to lay off the same, and that George Jackson

summons the same,and that John Holley, Esquire, qualify the jury as the law

directs.

      

Sampson Book 11 page 102 Deed: George Lassiter, Jr., to William (Will)

Woodsinew. Dated: 28 December 1798. Trans.:200 pounds specia for 200 acres

"On the West side of Great Cohara Beginning.On the swamp." Land was "as

appears by patent Bearing date" 6 May 1760. Wit.: Willis West and William

Smith.(1s,2,4,9m)

     

Sampson court minutes 14 February 1799 Thursday Deed from George

Lassiter,Jr.,to William Woodsinew for 200 acres proved by Willis West.

    

Sampson Book 12 page 276 Deed: Levi Dudley, Sr., to Daniel Dudley. Dated:31

October 1803. Trans.:10 pounds specia for 100 acres "On the East side of

Little Cohara Joining the lower line of the Certain tract Where I the said

Levi Dudley Now lives Beginning On the said Swamp." Land was "as may appear

by the pattent Bearing date (27 April 1767).granted to Abraham Odom thence

firmly set Over to the said Levi Dudley by deed." Wit.:Needham Dudley and

J.(I.?)Warren. (2,4,12l,14n)

    

Sampson Book 12 page 354 Deed: William Owens, Thomas Owens, and Owen

Owens to Willis West. Dated:5 April 1799. Trans.:20 pounds for 100 acres "Between

little Cohara and south River and On the North side of the Beaverdam swamp

Beginning.near the swamp the Corner of Lamuel Sessums's." Deed mentions Gum

Branch and the Beaverdam Swamp. Wit.: Thomas Frazier and Nicholas Parker.

(2,4,12m,14u)

     

Sampson court minutes 9 February 1802 Tuesday Joab

Blackman, Esquire, presented a petition and prayed leave to open a new road

beginning at the main road leading from Fayetteville to Tarborough, opposite

his plantation, thence the best way to join the new road that had been

ordered layed off by Johnston County. Then it was ordered that Willis West

(and others) be a jury, or any 12 of them, to lay off the road aforesaid, and

that Alexander Benton, constable, summons the jury aforesaid, and that

Alexander Flemming Esquire, qualify the jury aforesaid as the law directs.

    

Sampson court minutes 9 November 1803 Wednesday Deed from William Thomas

Owens and Owen Owens to Willis West for 100 acres was proved by Thomas

Frazier.

      

Sampson Book 12 page 394 Deed: Willis West to James Fowler. Dated: 8 October

1803. Trans.: 50 pounds for 100 acres "Between Little Cohara and South River

and On the North side of the Beaverdam Swamp Beginning near the swamp the

Corner of Samuel Sessums." Deed mentions the Beaverdam Swamp. Wit.: Owen

Ryall and B.Crumpler. (2,4,12o,14n)

    

Sampson court minutes 15 May 1804 Tuesday Deed from Willis West to James

Fowler for 100 acres was proved by Bedreddon Carraway.

    

Sampson court minutes 12 November 1806 Wednesday A release from Willis West

to Needham Thornton for 100 acres was proved by Joab Blackman.

    

**Sampson court minutes 11 November 1807 Wednesday Deed from John West to

William Gainey for 150 acres proved by Willis West.

    

Sampson court minutes 16 November 1808 Wednesday Deed from Willis West to

Joab Blackman for 298 ¾ acres proved by Joseph Westbrook.

    

Sampson court minutes 15 August 1809 Tuesday Ordered Aaron Lee be overseer

of the road in the room of Willis West and that the usual hands work under

him.

      

Sampson court minutes 22 May 1810 Tuesday Ordered Aaron Lee be overseer of

the road in the room of Willis West and that the usual hands work under him.

                    

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