NORTH CAROLINA LAND PATENTS by Hofmann 1735-1764
land grants before 1735 are
listed under individual NC counties and some may be in Virginia counties- NC
was VA before it was NC!
IF you work the county you know your family is and know the land description- follow the county it was made FROM and also follow the counties made from YOUR county,
land deeds are listed under individual counties, and you MUST follow these to connect families! (msh)
Before 4-1-1724 MATHEW SELLERS owned land here =
4-1-1724 MATHEW SELLERS land grant of 170 acres on south side of the Meherrin, next to his own land.
11-10-1724 MATHEW SELLERS witness, deed of Wm and Isaac RICKS on land on south side of Kirby's Creek and Reedy Branch.
2-1-1725 MATTHEW SELLERS land grant of 192 acres on south side of Meherrin River at "PATTYS Delight"
11-9-1725 MATHEW AND CATHERINE SELLERS witness for John NELSON to Joseph BOON for land on south side of Meherrin.
11-8-1726 MATHEW SELLERS sells 100 acres on south side of Meherrin at Redy
Swamp to Timothy HIND, being part of the 170 acres granted to him in 1724.
Wit = Richard WASHINGTON and John COLSON
8-7-1727 MATHEW SCELLER sells 100 acres on south side of Meherrin at PATTYS
Delight to JOHN SCELLERE, being part of his 192 acre grant of 1725.
Wit=Daniel O'QUINN and Henry TURNER
4-1-1728 MATTHEW SELLERS witnes land sale of Robert SHERWOOD to John Mahha = 100 acres on Mill Path.
12-19-1729 MATTHEW SELLERS buys land from John MOHERE on the south side of
Moratuck River at branch of Kerby Creek, part of 1719 Patent of 640 acres to
8-13-1734 From Bertie Co, NC Court Minutes: 13 Aug 1734 - Ordd. That a New Jury Vizt: Jno. Sherrod,
Wm. Hayse, John Moroe, Thos. Vincent, Jas. Lassiter, Fras. Pridgon, Andrew Collins,
Thos. Tulley, Danll. OQuinn, Jno. Maynor, Wm. Wilson(Nelson), Jno. Tulley, Rt. Sherrod,
Robt. House & Jno. Sellers or ____12 Do Lay out a Road from Wm. Kanes to the Road
_______ Swamp leading to Maherring River And that James Lasis__ be & he is hereby appd.
overseer of sd. Road &c And that all ye Inhabitants from ye Mouth of ? Swamp & Pottycasey
Swamp and up ye Swamp as high as ye Parcoson Branch do Clear & maintain ye sd. Road &c.
NEED counties below!
1-11-1735 Henry CRUMPTON'S
Will,daus=Susan,Elizabeth,Jane and Anne
Wit= ARTHUR SELLERS
1737 JOHN SELLERS owes estate of Francis PARKER
8-7-1738 MATTHEW SELLERS witness land deed between Michael HANLEY and wife and John JOHNSON
8-31-1738 MATTHEW SELLERS witness sale of 210 acres in Maherring Woods next
to Joseph BOON (from Jospeh BOONE to Humphrey PRYER
Wit= Joh DEW and Benjamin HILL
7-6-1739 MATTHEW SELLERS witness land deed from Joseh STRICKLAND to Andrew IRELAND
11-21-1739 THOMAS SELLERS = 300 acres in Edgecombe Co on S side of
Tar River jng John MILLS, Edmund TYSON and the river side
2-1740 BENJAMIN SELLERS of Edgecombe Co sells 50
acres of land on the south side of Meherin River and Kirby Creek that my
father MATTHEW SELLERS bought of Benjamin FOREMAN wheron my mother
And 50 acres which my father bought of John MOHERE
And 170 acres patented in my fatheres names, ALL said land joining together.
Wit= John CAMPBELL, Christopher LAHEY, Samuel MIRRET
8-1740 CATHERINE SELLERS, appointed Adm for MATHEW SELLERS
9-1740 MATTHEW SELLERS inventory , CATHERINE SELLERS, Adm.
1741 NORTHAMPTON CO made from BERTIE CO
6-18-1741 JOHN SELLERS land on north side of Meherrin River joining County Line, Cypress Swatch and Henry CRAWFORD.
3-25-1743 =BENJAMIN SELLARS= Grant#2485 =
200 acres in Edgecome Co
on S side Swifts creek, jng Willm. WHITEHEAD and creek
12-29-1747(Bertie/Northampton) WILLIAM SELLAR wit for GEO
5-23-1757 #976 = JACOB SELLERS, 100 acres in DUPLIN co on E. side of the Six
Runs on Onslows branch
6-18-1741 #2129 Henry CRAWFORD 200 acres in Bertie Co on N. side of Maherrin river, jng sd river, the county line, cypress swatch and JOHN SELLERS
3-25-1743 #2485 - 200 ACRES IN Edgecombe co on S. side of Swifts creek, jng COLO. WILLM. WHITEHEAD and the creek.
11-11-1743 #2566 JACOB SCELLERS - 250 acres in Craven Co on S. side of Great Cotentnea creek, jng a branch and a pocoson.
11-11-1743 #3184 - JOHN SELLARS - 400 acres in Craven co on S. side of Great Cotentnea creek, jng Jacob SELLARS branch and the creek
3-1-1743 #3317- JOHN SELLER, 400 acres in Craven co on the S.side of Grt Cotentnea, jng a pocoson, a branch and the creek.
11-21-1739 #3897 THOMAS SELLERS - 300 acres in Edgcomb co on S. side of Tar River jng John MILLS, Edmund TYSON and the river side
1743-#2832- LUKE SALLER 250 acres in Bertie Co on W side WALLON Swamp,byDaniel MURPHY and Tehophillis PUGH
12-21-1763 #4341 ELISHA SELLERS - 200 acres in New Hanover Co known by the name of the long Bluff and lying on the SW side of Waggamaw river, jng the meander of the river.
3-13-1756 #4860 ABRAHAM SELLERS, 100 acres in Duplin Co between Hays and Clarks plantations, jng James line and a point near his house.
5-23-1757 #5187 David Williams - 200 acres in Duplin Co between Edmund MATHEWS and Samuel SELLERS, jng the Six Runs, sd Mathews and a little branch.
9-1-1759 #6774 Wm STEPHENS - 164 acres in Duplin Co between sd Wm Stephens home place and Samuel SELLERS, jng a branch, a swamp, and Sellers field
1757 TAX LIST = ARTHUR SELLERS, 1 poll
1764 #7165 Ed VANN - No side of GOSHEN Swamp by John Williams (land Geo FRAZER now lives) Ed VANN and Edward GRANTHAN old line
After 1780 the land that had been prohibited for settlement which was
the crest of the Blue Ridge (Alleghanies) westward, was opened for
I am breaking this down by intervals of ten years showing where the
counties were located per the census:
Lincoln - formed 1779 (which was made from part of the abolished Tryon Co
-Rutherford containing the other section, which also included some South
Carolina land) covered what is present Catawba, Lincoln, Gaston and a
portion of Cleveland Counties.
Burke - formed 1777 contained part of present Caldwell, part
present Burke, 95% of present McDowell, part of Alexander, and part of
Wilkes - formed 1778 - contained Alleghany, Ashe, Wilkes, part of
Alexander, part of Caldwell, part of Watuaga.
Rutherford - formed 1779 - contained a portion of Cleveland, present
Rutherford, Polk, Henderson, Transylvania, Jackson, Macon, Clay, Cherokee,
Graham, Swain, Haywood, Buncombe, Madison, Yancey, portion of Avery and
portion of Watauga, with Washington Co., NC (TN) still a portion of NC's
present Wautauga. In other words Rutherford covered the whole western
portion of NC.
Buncombe - formed 1791 - is carved out of old Rutherford. Called
of Buncombe" it covered what are now the present Henderson, Buncombe,
Transylvania, Jackson, Macon, Clay, Cherokee, Graham, Swain, Haywood,
Madison, and a portion of Yancey.
Rutherford's area reduced to covering a small portion of present
present Polk, a small portion of McDowell, and a portion of Cleveland, and
present Rutherford counties.
Haywood - formed 1808 from the western siade of Buncombe. It
present Haywood, Jackson, a portion of Transylvania, Macon, Clay, Cherokee,
Graham, Swain counties.
Buncombe reduced to present Madison, 95% of present Buncombe, 95% of
Henderson (these portions are within Rutherford), a large portion of
Transylvania, and a portion of Yancey counties.
1820 - same configuration as 1810.
Macon - formed 1828 - from western tip of Haywood. Contained the
counties of Macon, Clay, Cherokee, Graham, a portion of Swain, a portion of
Jackson, and a small portion of Transylvania.
Haywood retained present day Haywood, a portion of Jackson , and a
Cherokee - formed 1839 , is carved out of Macon. Containing present
Cherokee, a potion of Clay and a portion of Graham.
Macon retains a portion of Swain, present Macon, a portion of Jackson, a
small portion of Transylvania.
Other mountain counties formed in that period between 1830 to 1840 were:
Yancey - 1833
Henderson - 1838
NC Western NC counties (and borderline foothills)
1841 - Cleveland - containing present boundaries, formed from
1842 - McDowell - almost present boundaries, contains small portion of
present Buncombe, formed from Burke and small corner of Rutherford.
1842 - Catawba - present boundaries, formed from upper Lincoln
1846 - Gaston - present boundaries, formed from lower portion of Lincoln.
1847 - present boundaries, formed from Burke, Iredell, small portion of
1849 - Watauga - covered present Watauga, portion of Avery, formed from
1851 - Jackson - contained present Jackson, portion of Swain, portion of
Transylvania, formed from Haywood and Macon.
1851 - Madison - present boundaries, formed from Buncombe and Yancey.
1855 - Polk - present boundaries, formed from lower portion of Rutherford.
1859 - Alleghany - present boundaries, formed from Ashe.
1861 - Mitchell - formed from Yancey. Contains portions of present
portion of Avery. Yancey still contained upper portion of present
1861 - Transylvania - present boundaries, formed from Henderson and lower
portion of Jackson.
1861 - Clay - almost present boundaries, Macon still contains small
portion. Formed from Cherokee.
1871 - Swain - present boundaries, formed from upper Jackson, and upper
1872 - Graham - present boundaries, formed from Cherokee.
1911 - Avery - formed from part of Mitchell, part of Caldwell.
As the county divisions are today, these counties are borderline foothill
counties (contains part of piedmont and part of mountain plateau):
Surry, Wilkes, Caldwell, Burke, Rutherford, Polk
These counties are mountain counties (starting at Virginia border.
along the Tennessee line and moving south to GA and SC border):
Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga, Avery
Buncombe, Madison, Henderson
Swain, Jackson, Macon, Clay
> North Carolina Taxpayers
> 1701 - 1786
> >> 1721 Chowan Sellers, Matthew
>> >>> 1755 Beau Seller, Jacob s/o Judith
>> >>> 1755 Orange Sellers, Thomas
>> >>> 1757 Bertie Sellers, George
> >> >>> 1764 Pitt Sellers, Elisha
>> >>> 1769 Bruns Sellers, Benjamin
>>> 1769 Bruns Sellers, Elisha
>>> 1769 Bruns Sellers, Jaconias
>>> 1769 Bruns Sellers, James
>>> 1769 Bruns Sellers, Joel
>>> 1769 Bruns Sellers, Matthew
>>> 1769 Bruns Sellers, Simon
> >> >>> 1771 Surr Sellers, Michael
>>> 1771 FMV Cellars, Judith s. Thomas [Sellers
>> >>> 1772 Bruns Sellers, Benjamin
>>> 1772 Bruns Sellers, Elisha
>>> 1772 Bruns Sellers, Jaconias
>>> 1772 Bruns Sellers, James
>>> 1772 Bruns Sellers, Joel
>>> 1772 Bruns Sellers, Martha
>>> 1772 Bruns Sellers, Matthew
>>> 1772 Bruns Sellers, Simon
1679/1790 NC TAXPAYERS =
CHRISTIAN CELLER, ROWAN 1761
SAMUEL CELLERS, SAMPSON 1784
BENJAMIN SELLAR, BRUNS 1782
PETER SELLEN, SURRY, 1782
ARCHIBAL SELLERS, BLADEN 1784
ARTHUR SELLERS, NASH 1782
BENJAMIN SELLERS, BLADEN 1784
CHRISTIAN SELLERS, ROWAN 1761
DUNCAN SELLERS, BLADEN 1784
ELISHA SELLERS, BRUN 1784
ISAAC SELLERS, BRUN 1782
JOHN SELLERS, NASH 1782
JOHN SELLERS BLADEN 1784
JOSEPH SELLERS, SAMPSON 1784
MATTHEW SELLERS, BRUN 1784
MATTHEW SELLERS BRUN, 1782
SAMUEL SELLERS, 1784 SAMP
SIMON SELLERS, BRUN 1784
SIMON SELLERS, BRUN, 1782
WM SELLERS, NASH 1782
I have often wondered why the 1679/1790 NC taxpayers and 1701/1786 NC taxpayers didn't equal same names.
THEY cover just CERTAIN YEARS in CERTAIN COUNTIES!!