Samuel West & Neighbors
This information contributed by Fran West Powell
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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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