SAMPSON CO, NC COURT MINUTES

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from Carol Miller [cmiller20@comcast.net]

GASCREVE-L@rootsweb.com
Subject: Court record Sampson NC - death of John Register


I found the following in the Sampson NC archives, and was struck by the names mentioned, including Clifton Bowen Sr and Jr, from whom I descend. Duplin County, NC - Court Records
Source: Secretery of State, General Assembly, Committee of Claims, Coroner's Inquest, S.S. 316.

Coroner's Inquest to Death of John Register - 1763

Inquisition indented taken at the House of Thomas HAWS in the County aforesaid the 13th day of Nov'r in the Year of our Lord 1763 before me Edward BIRD Gen't one of the Coroners of the County upon View of the body of John REGISTER Late of the County Planter then and there Lying dead, and upon the Oaths of David WILLIAMS, Absolam MERRIT, Bird LANIER, John GANEY, Valentine HOLLINGSWORTH, Benjamin LANIER, Clifton BOWEN Sen'r, Thos MILLS, Charles MERRIT, William STEVENS, Samuell SELLERS, John GOFF, Thomas HALL, Clifton BOWEN Jun'r Good and Lawful Men of the Parish of St. Gabriel in the Said County who being charged and Sworn to Enquire how and in what manner the Said John REGISTER by his Death came upon their Oaths do say that on the 12th day of the Month being agoing a Bear hunting and having a Loaded Gun in his hand the said Gun discharged of itself and Shot him so he Lanquished and Dyed and do find it to be an Accident and no intended thing In Testimony whereof as well I the said Coroner as the Jurors aforesaid to this Inquisition have Severally put our Seals the day, Years, and Place first above mentioned.


Edw'd BIRD, Coroner

David (his "x" mark) WILLIAMS
Bird LANIER
Valentine HOLLINGSWORTH
Clifton BOWEN, Sen'r
Tho's MILLS
Robert (his "R" mark) MERRET
John GOFF
Benj'm LANIER
Absolam (his "A" mark) MERRIT
John (his "x" mark) GANY
Tho. HALL
Clifton BOWEN, Jun'r
Charles (his "M" mark) MERRIT

William STEPHENS
Samuell (his "x" mark) SELLER


Carol B. Miller

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Various Sampson County Court Minutes ~ 1784-1800
Fran West Powell

TAX EXEMPTION: Ordered that Richard Dean, John Starling and Nathan Vicki sr., aged and infirm men, be exempt in the future from paying a poll tax, ard ~~also samuel Sellers, Sr.

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27 July 1784 Book 8 Page 247. Fran West
Deed: Joseph Register,Jr.,to Matthew Johnston (a merchant of New Hanover County). Trans.:200 pounds "good and lawfull money of the State" for 200 acres, "part of Two tracts." The first tract consisted of 100 acres "on the west side of the Six Runs." Deed mentions Richard James. Land was "as appears by Pattent." The second tract consisted of 100 acres "On the west side of the six Runs it Being part of a tract of land granted to Richard James and also the Remant (sic) part of a tract On the East side of the six Runs the River Called the six Runs Now Occupies by Saml.Sellers Senior and on the west side and adjoining the above mentioned hundred acres pattented by fewe (sic) Hare." Wit.:Tho.Register and Frederick Merritt.

  
22 March 1788 Book 9 Page 466. Fran West
Deed: Benjamin Robertson (of New Hanover County) to Isom Sellers Trans.:40 pounds specia for 100 acres "On the upper side of Cew whiffle swamp or Marsh and both sides of persimmon Branch including the improvements Beginning.[on the] North side of the branch and West side of a small drain." Wit.:Joseph Sellers and Josiah Cramham.
23 Nov.1794 Fran West
Abraham Sellars enters 200 ac on E side of Six Runs Cr border his own line, Matthew Johnson,& Shadrich Register.

From:
        marie sellers hollinger <mari@netins.net>

SAMPSON CO, NC Minutes=
MAY 12,1791=
SELLERS' WILL = THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF SAMUEL SELLERS WAS PROVED
AND ORDERED REGISTERED AND AT THE SAME TIME ABRAHAM SELLERS, ONE OF THE
EXECUTORS, QUALIFIED AGREEABLE TO LAW.
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The following court records are from:
A Portrait Of Eighteenth Century Sampson County as revealed by Sampson County Courty Minutes 1784-1800.
Compiled and Edited by Oscar M. Bizzell and Virginia L. Bizzell for The Sampson County Historical Society.
Post Office Box 384, Newton Grove, NC 28366. Copyright 1995.

Page 147 - 12 Nov 1792, DEED from Reubin Green to Joel Johnston for 200 acres was proved in open court by
the oath of William Johnston and ordered to be registered. Also: OVERSEER, Ordered that Isom Sellars be
appointed Overseer of the road in the room of William Johnston.

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FEB 11, 1798 =
JUROR= NATHANIEL SELLERS, JESSE OATES, DAVID CHESNUT, JOHN REGISTER
(BIG) , WM HOBBS,
MAY 15, 1798= ABRAHAM  SELLERS. SR on JUROR
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FEB 11, 1799=JURORS= CHARLES SELLERS , HENRY HOLLINGSWORTH (SADLER),
SHARICK REGISTER, JOHN REGISTER (OLD FIELD)
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MAY 15, 1799 =
DEED FROM JOHN FRYER TO JACOB SELLERS FOR 300 ACRES, PROVEN BY RICHARD
SESSIONS
FROM WM SMITH TO WM GODWIN PROVED BY NATHAN GODWIN
FROM THOMAS VANN AND OTHERS (PERCILLA AND MARY VANN) TO LEONARD VANN,
PROVED BY WM VANN
FROM WM SMITH, JR TO WM GODWIN , PROVED BY NATHAN GODWIN
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AUG 14, 1799=
JURORS= JACOB SELLARS, THOMAS COOK, THOMAS SUTTON, WM VANN, JOAB
BLACKMAN
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FEB 11, 1800=
DEED FROM JACOB SELLERS TO AARON PETERSON, PROVED BY WM ROBINSON
DEED FROM BURRELL MERRIT AND BETHANY MERRIT AND PENELOPE MERRIT TO DAVID
WATKINS, PROVEN BY ROBERT BELL JR.
DEED FROM JEAN FRYER TO WM FRYER, PROVED BY GEO TAYLOR
DEED FROM JEAN FRYER TO JOHN FRYER, PROVED BY GEO TAYLOR
BILL OF SALE OF SLAVES SOLD BY JEAN FRYER TO WM FRYER, MARTIN FRYER,
JOHN FRYER
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FEB 11, 1801=
GRIST MILL= JACOB SELLERS CAME INTO COURT AND PRAYED LEAVE TO BUILD A PUBLICK GRIST MILL ACROSS CUWHIFFLE ON HIS OWN LAND AND THAT OF WM FRYER, WHICH WAS GRANTED
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DEED FROM WM KING SR TO THOMAS KING HIS SON
DEED FROM JOEL STEVENS OF DAVIDSON CO, TN TO JESSE OATES, PROVED BY JOHN OATES
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AUG 13, 1805=
MERRITT ESTATE= BETHANY MERRITT RETURNED INVENORY OF HER DEC'D HUSBANDS ESTATE
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AUG 14, 1805=
DEEDS WM NOLES TO BENJ JONES, PROVED BY SHADRACK JONES
ELIZ COOPER TO JACOB COOPER, PROVED BY FLEET COOPER
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MAY 14, 1806=
OWEN HOLMES VS EPHRAIN & JACOB SELLERS = levied on lands of
defendants=ordered issue of order of sale
EDMOND CARROLL VS EPHRAIM & JACOB SELLERS (same as above)
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MAY 22, 1810=
ROAD WORKERS = JOHN JOHNSON, OVERSEER OF ROAD IN ROOM OF ALEXANDER MERRITT TO WORK FROM BLACK RIVER BRIDGE TO COUNTY LINE AND FOLLOWING HANDS WORK UNDER HIM =
WM SELLERS, ABRAM SELLERS, WM SELLERS(listed twice),SOLOMON JOHNSON,JAMES JOHNSON, JOEL JOHNSON, JOHN VANN, JOSHUA JOHNSON
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AUG 21, 1810=
CHILD= LEWIS BOWDEN CHARGED WITH BEGETTING A BASTARD CHILD ON BODY OF DICEY SELLARS. ORDERD HE POST 200 POUND BOND TO KEEP SAID BASTARD FROM BECOMING CHARGEABLE TO THIS COUNTY. SECURITES WERE DANIEL MERRITT AND FREDERICK MERRITT
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DEEDS = ALLEN GODWIN TO SURRELL MOBLEY, PROVED BY JOSEPH DAWSON
wm godwin to joseph dawson , proved by surl mobley
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FEB 11, 1811
SELLERS CHILDREN = ORDERED LEWIS BOAN PAY UNTO DICEY SELLARS THE SUM OF 10 PDS FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF TWO CHILDREN BY NAME SIMEON AND A. PHAU FOR ONE YEAR EACH
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FEB 20, 1816=
OVERSEER= RICHARD PARKER OVERSEER FROM BLACK RIVER BRIDGE UP TO RICHARD
PARKERS LANDING AND FOLLOWING HANDS WORK UNDER HIM=
NATHIEL MERRITT, GABRIEL MERRITT JR, PATRICK MERRITT, THOMAS BOON, JOHN
SELLARS, WM SELLARS, PATRICK MERRITT SR. BURRELL MERRITT, SAMUEL
MERRITT, EDMOND MATHEWS, LOUIS REGISTER, ZACHARIAH PARKER, ZEPHANIAH
PARKER, JONATHON PARKER, FELIX MERRITT, WILLIE MERRITT
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OATES ESTATE= LAY OFF TO MARY ANN OATES, WIDOW OF JAMES OATES DEC'D
COMMITTEE TO DIVIDE LANDS = UMPHREY FLOWERS, JACOB FLOWERS, REDDIN COBB,
JAMES COBB, WHITLEY STEVENS.
ORDERED THAT GENERAL HARDY HOLMES, COLONEL WM BLACKMAN AND WILLIS MOBLEY
LAY OFF TO MARY ANN OATES ONE YRS PROVISION.
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FEB 19, 1817=
COOK ESTATE= THOMAS MORRISEY, ADM OF ESTATE OF SHADRACK COOK, DEC'D
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DEEDS =DANIEL MERRITT TO WM SELLARS, PROVED BY JOHN SELLARS
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FEB 16,1818=
GODWIN ORPHANS = NATHAN JACKSON, GUARDIAN TO ORPHANS OF JOEL GODWIN,DEC'D
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OVERSEERS =ALEXANDER MERRITT BE OVERSEER OF ROAD INCLUDING TAYLORS
BRIDGE TO COUNTY LINE AND FOLLOWING HANDS WORK UNDER HIM = ABRAHAM SELLERS, WM SELLERS, DAVID SELLERS, ALEX MERRITT, WM COOK , OWN COOK,
ABRAHAM COOK, JOHN, JOEL, JOAB, AXEL SOASBY, NATHAN JOHNSON
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NOV 16, 1818
CHILD = LEWIS BOWEN OF SAMPSON CO BE COMPELLED TO PAY UNTO DICEY SELLERS
$10 PER ANNUM FOR TWO YEARS FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF A BASTARD CHILD
BEGOTTEN ON HER BODY, CHILD NOW DEC'D, AND THAT HE ALSO PAY OVER TO SAID
DICEY $10 PER ANNUM FOR SEVEN YEARS FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF ANOTHER
BASTARD CHILD BEGOTTEN ON HER BODY AND THAT ALL RIGHTS THAT HE MAY HAVE
FOR MONEY PAID TO HER BE ALLOWED TO HER
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NOV 17, 1818=
JURY= JOHN JOHNSON (SON OF SOASBY)
OVERSEERS = LEWIS SELLERS OVERSEER OF ROAD IN THE ROOM OF ZEBULON
HOLLINGSWORTH AND USUAL HANDS WORK UNDER HIM
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FEB 17, 1819=
CHILD JOHN GODWIN FATHER OF ILLEGITIMATE CHILD ON BODY OF REACY GODWIN,
SINGLE WOMAN. BOND 500 PDS,. SECURITY = LEVI DUDLEY AND CONSTABLE ISAAC
STRICKLAND
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BLACKMAN ESTATE. JOSIAH BLACKMAN DEC'D IN THE HANDS OF COL JOHN SELLERS
AND WM ASHFORD, EXEC OF THE LATE COL WM BLACKMAN DEC'D
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MAY 18, 1819=
CHILD = JOHN GODWIN, JR CHARGED WITH BEGETTING A BASTARD CHILD ON BODY
OF CLARKY BARKS. SECURITIES WERE CONSTABLE ISAAC STRICKLAND AND HENRY
GODWIN
OVERSEERS= ABRAM SELLERS OVERSEER OF ROAD INCLUDING TAYLORS BRIDGE TO CO
LINE IN ROOM OF ALEXANDER MERRITT AND HANDS WORK UNDER HIM = ALEXANDER
MERRITT, WM SELLERS, DAVID SELLERS, ALEXANDER MERRITT (TWICE) GREENS,
WM, OWN, ABRAHAM COOK, AND JOHNSONS
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CHILD = CLARISEY TATUM BE ALLOWED $15 FOR FIRST MONTH OF LYING IN AND $15 PER YEAR FOR SEVEN YEARS TO BE PAID BY COL JOHN SELLERS, REPUTED FATHER OF HER ILLEGITIMATE CHILD NAMED NOLSEY
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FEB 21, 1820=
JURY = JOHN SELLERS,
OVERSEER= JOSHUA SELLERS BE OVERSEER OF ROAD IN ROOM OF LEVI SELLERS AND
USUAL HANDS WORK UNDER
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FEB 23, 1820=
ORDER LEWIS BOWEN BRING TWO BASTARD CHILDREN = ATHY AND WRIGHT SELLERS
BEGOTTEN ON BODY OF DICEY SELLERS, DEC'D TO NEXT MAY COURT-
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FEB 25, 1820=
WORKERS ASSIGNED = LITTLETON TURNER AND HANDS AND COL JOHN SELLERS HANDS
WORK UNDER TURNER CARR, OVERSEER OF ROAD
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COOK ESTATE - ADM OF SHADRACK COOK DEC'D GRANTED TO LEWIS DARDEN.
SEC = REDDIN CRUMPLER AND LAZARUS MATTHEW
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CHILDREN = LEWIS BOWEN CHARGED WITH BEING REPUTED FATHER OF TWO BASTARD
CHILDREN BEGOTTEN ON BODY OF DICEY SELLERS. ORDERED TO ENTER BOND OF 500
PDS. SECURITES = LEVI SELLERS AND NATHAN JONES
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MAY 15, 1820
SEVERAL ENTRIES OF JOHN SELLERS AND WM ASHFORD ON WM BLACKMAN, DEC'D
(this mayNot be first entry,msh)
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MAY 20,1820=
DEEDS = GABRIEL HOMES TO JOHN SELLERS, PROVED BY REDMAN CRUMPLER
JONATHON FRYAR TO JOSEPH MOORE, PROVED BY JONATHAN MOSELEY
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AUG 23, 1820
RAYNOR ESTATE = ADM, WIFE AMY RAYNOR AND LOVET ELDRIDGE. SECURITIES=
THOMAS SUTTON, ESQ AND JOHN SELLERS
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NOV 21, 1820
SELLERS ESTATE= JOSEPH SELLERS, DEC'D , ADM GRANTED TO LEVI SELLERS.
BOND $500. BURRELL REGISTER SECURITY
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FRYER WILL = JONATHON FRYER DEC'D =WIT = LEMUEL CHESNUTT
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PRIDGEN WILL = DATE?? MATTHEW PRIDGEN DEC'D = PROVED JOHN CARLTON AND NATHAN
JONES, WIT
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AUG 21, 1821=
BLACKMAN GUARDIAN = JAMES BLANKS, JAMES MOORE AND JOSEPH MOORE = AUDIT
AND SETTLE ACCOUNTS OF WM BLACKMAN DEC'D BETWEEN EXECS OF SAID WM
BLACKMAN, FORMERLY GUARDIAN TO JOSIAH BLACKMAN AND ESTHER BLACKMAN AND
HARRY BRYAN PRESENT GUARDIAN
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OVERSEERS = JOSHUA SELLERS WORK ON RIVER UNDER JOHN BRYAN. ORDERED
PATRICK MERRITT AND HANS, WM SELLERS (SON OF JOE), WM SELLERS JR AND
LEVI SELLERS WORK ON THE RIVER UNDER REUBIN PARRISH
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PRIDGEN ESTATE= WM JOHNSON, ADM,  OF LAWSON PRIDGEN DEC'D
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PRIDGEN GUARDIAN = ROBERT WARD APPOINTED GUARDIAN TO MATTHEW PRIDGEN, A
MINOR. BOND $2500 WITH JOHN BRYAN AND RICHARD PARRISH HIS SECURITIES
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NOV 21, 1821=
SALMON & MONK VS HEIRS OF WM BLACKMAN DEC'D BY THEIR GUARDIAN JOHN
SELLERS
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SELLERS ESTATE= DICKSON SLOAN,ESQ, KEDAR BRYAN AND NEEHAM BRYAN ,
COMMITTEE TO SETTLE ESTATE OF JOSEPH  SELLERS DEC'D  WITH LEVI SELLERS
THE ADM.
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FEB 22, 1822=
ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN WM GAINEY AND GEORGE SELLERS PROVED BY
ABNER INGRAM
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MAY 19, 1823 =
JUROR = WM SELLERS
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YOUNG ROYAL GUARDIAN OF ROYAL GAINEY AND JOSIAH GAINEY
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MAY 23,1823=
DEEDS=
JOHN SELLERS GUARDIAN TO JAMES HOMES, PROVED BY WM MCKOY AND WM ASHFORD
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AUG 22, 1823
JOHN TREADWELL TO HIS GRANDSON HARDY AND BURRIDER ROBINSON
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PETIT JUROR= JOSHUA SELLARS
PANEL OF SAMPSON CO = JOHN SELLERS
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NOV 18, 1823 =
JURORS = SIHON SELLERS (yes,msh)
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FEB 19, 1824=
OVERSEER= WM FRYAR LEADING FROM A STAKE ON THIS SIDE OF SIX RUNS BRIDGE
TO FORK OF ROAD LEADING FROM WILMINGTON AND USUAL HANDS WORK UNDER HIM =
JOSEPH CARR, HANDS OF MOLLY CARR, HANDS OF WM FRYAR, JACOB SPRINGS,
HANDS OF JOSHUA CHESNUTT
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HALL ESTATE = COMMITTEE TO SETTLE ESTATE OF DAVID HALL, DEC'D = VALENTINE
VANN ESQ , JOHN SELLERS AND JOSEPH CHESNUTT.
ADM = EDWARD C. GAVIN
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MAY 20, 1824=
DEEDS=
ATTY JOHN DICKSON TO WM KNOWLES , PROVED BY FELIX BASS
LEVI SELLARS TO JOSEPH SELLARS PROVED BY DICKSON SLOAN
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FEB 24, 1825=
OVERSEERS= DAVID SELLARS, NICKLOS SELLARS JR, ABRAHAM SELLERS JR. JOEL
JOHNSON FRYAR AND HANDS OF SALLY JOHNSON (What land?,msh)
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NOV 19, 1827=
OVERSEER = JOHN SELLERS OF ROAD LEADING FROM SAMPSON COURT HOUSE TO A
STUMP ON THE PORT SIDE OF STEVENS BRIDGE AND THE FOLLING HANDS WORK
UNDER HIM = JOSEPH MOORE AND HANDS, HANDS OF JOHN SELLERS, HANDS OF
LITTLETON TURNER, TURN CARR AND HANDS, HUGH BARKS, ELIZABETH TURNERS
HANDS AND HANDS OF ESTATE OR ROBERT WILLIAMS AND HANDS OF GABRIEL HOMES
JR (now in possession of SARAH HOLMES)
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FEB 23, 1828=
MARIAM DEVANE VS EXEC OF JOHN TREADWELL
DISTRIBUTEES = MARION DEVANE, JOHN TREADWELL, ELIZABETH PORTIVENT,
CHARLOTTE ROBINSON AND THE CHILDREN OF ZILPHIA MOLTON
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DEEDS = ABRAHAM AND NICHOLAS SELLERS TO ROBERT MURPHY, PROVED BY AMOS
HERRING.
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MAY 20, 1828=
ROBERT MARLEY VS WM SELLERS, CA SA. DEFENDANT PERMITTED OATH OF
INSOLVENCY
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COMMITTEE REPORTS = EDWARD C. GAVIN, LATE GUARDIAN OF WM & ELIZA FRYER
INVENTORY OF PROPERTY OF FLEET COOPER, DEC'D
LAYING OFF TO ANN SELLERS HER SHARE IN LANDS OF MARY MCKENNIE
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AUG 18,1828=
JUROR = JOHN SELLERS
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OVERSEERS= FOR RIVER SIX RUNS FROM BRADSHOWS LANDING TO DOLLARS OLD
FIELD = JOSHUA SELLERS, CHESNUTT & SAMUEL BON, SAMUEL MERRITT, DICKSON
SLOAN, NEEDHAM BRYAN
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FRYAR EXAMINED = JOHN COLWELL AND JOSEPH CARROLL ESQ, EXAMINE MRS MOLCY
FRYAR , WIFE OF WM FRYER= HER FREE WILL AND DEED FOR LAND SOLD TO
STEPHEN HERRING AND EDWARD C. GAVIN
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HALL ESTAE = ROBERT MERRITT GUARDIAN TO HIS OWN CHILDREN FOR THEIR
INTEREST IN ESTATE OF JOHN HALL ESTATE. BOND $1300 - SECURITES = RICHARD
PARRISH AND ROBERT MARLEY
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HALL ESTATE = DICKSON SLOAN ESQ, KEDAR BRYAN, NEEDHAM BRYAN = COMMITTEE
TO SETTLE BETWEEN JOHN BRYAN , FORMER GUARDIAN TO JOHN HALL, MONOR HEIR
OF ISAAC HALL, DEC'D AND ROBERT MERRITT, GUARDIAN TO HIS OWN CHILDREN AS REGARDS THEIR PARTS OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN HALL, DEC'D
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FEB 17, 1829=
EXAMINATIONS OF WIFE = ORDERED REASON ROYAL AND WHITNEY ROYAL TAKE
PRIVATE EXAM OF ANN SELLERS, WIFE OF JOHN SELLERS IN EXECUTING A DEED OF
CONVEYANCE FROM JOHN SELLERS AND HERSELF TO ASHER BIZZELL, PROVED BY
LEWIS MECCULLOCH
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MAY 19, 1829=
DEEDS =
JOHN SELLERS TO THOMAS O. HUNTER, TRUSTEE OF SUSANNAH BRYAN
JOHN SELLERS AND WIFE ANN TO ASHER BIZELL
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SEVERAL APPEARANCE DOCKETS=
VS ABRAHAM SELLERS AND ALEXANDER MERRITT & OTHERS
VS ABRAHAM SELLERS SR
VS A. SELLERS SR & SANIACH MERRITT
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Study and See if we can make any connections - Most mispellings are Not
Mine - Some May be-
marie,  iowa

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Submitted by Carolyn Shank Aug. 24, 1819 Edenton Gazette August 24, 1819 ELECTION OF 1819 SAMPSON COUNTY JAMES HOLMES, Senate; ---- SELLERS and ---- SUTTON, Commons.

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