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Some Deed Abstracts
Washington, Tyrrell &
a few from Chowan Counties North Carolina
Section 2: 1790-1837

Abstracted by: Linda Haas Davenport

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Jesse Ambrose, James Ambrose, A Phelps, Levi Hassell
   Tyrrell County, North Carolina, Deed Book 10, page 486, 1 Sep 1790, Proven in open court Fall Term 1791, Recorded 16 Mar 1791 ... Jesse Ambrose to James Ambrose, ___ son of said Jesse ... One Hundred and Fifty Pounds specie ... Fifty acres ... called the Rattlesnake Land ... middle of the savana ...great swamp ... Signed: Jesse Ambrose ... Witnesses: A. Phelps, Levi Hassell

Thomas Collins, Shimea Ambrose, Margram Ambrose, William Littlejohn, Fred Davenport, E Sutton
   Tyrrell County, North Carolina, Deed Book 11, page 148-149, 26 Oct 1791, Proven in open court Oct Term 1792, Recorded 27 Dec 1792 ... Loan ... Thomas Collins loaned to Shimea Ambrose ... Ten Pounds ... [security] land in Scuppernong Township on the Gum Swamp ... William Littlejohn and Fred Davenport's land ... Signed: Shimie Ambrose, Margram Ambrose ... witness: E Sutton

Thomas Collins, Shimea Ambrose, Joseph Phelps
   Tyrrell County, North Carolina, Deed Book 11, page 213, 24 Apr 1793, Proven in open court 10 Jun 1793 on oath of Joseph Phelps ... Thomas Collins to Shimea Ambrose ... fifty Pounds ... Sixty Three acres ... Gum Swamp ... Signed: Thomas (his X mark) Collins ... [no witness listed]

Shemie Ambrose, Edmund Howell, James Davenport, James Truman, James B Spruill
   Tyrrell County, North Carolina, Deed Book 11, page 257-258, 27 Apr 1793, Proven in open court Jul Term 1793, Recorded 22 Oct 1793 ... Shemie Ambrose to Edmund Howell ... One Hundred Pounds ... Sixty Three acres ... Gum Swamp ... James Davenport's line ... Signed: Shimie Ambrose ... Witnesses: James Truman, James B Spruill

Edmund Howell, Shimie Ambrose, James Thurman, James Spruill
   Tyrrell County, North Carolina, Deed Book 11, page 301, 27 Apr 1793, Proven in open court Oct Term 1793, Recorded 3 Jan 179x ... Edmund Howell to Shimie Ambrose ... One Hundred Pounds ... Fifty acres ... on the south side of Albemarl Sound known by the name of Long Island ... Signed: Shimie Ambrose ... Witnesses: James Thurman, James (his X mark) Spruill

Jesse Ambrose, Micajah Ambrose, Josiah Phelps, Levi Hassell, James Ambrose, Joseph Phelps, A Phelps
   Tyrrell County, North Carolina, Deed Book 12, pages 88-89, 17 Jun 1795, Proven in open court Jul Term 1795 on oath of Joseph Phelps, Recorded __ Oct 1795 ... Jesse Ambrose to Micajah Ambrose ... Fifty Pounds ... Fifty acres ... Josiah Phelps, dec'd, line ... Levi Hassell, James Ambrose and that of the land of Joseph Phelps', dec'd, ... Signed: Jesse (his X mark) Ambrose ... Witnesses: J Phelps, A Phelps

John Davis, James Ambrose, W Spruill, Jesse Phelps, Jesse Davis, Reuben Clifton
   Tyrrell County, North Carolina, Deed Book 12, page 209, 7 Oct 1796, Proven in open court ___ Term 1797, Recorded 8 Feb 1797 ... John Davis to James Ambrose ... Fifty Pounds ... Fifty acres ... North side of Scuppernong River ... W Spruill's corner ... Jesse Phelps' line ... Signed: John Davis (seal) ... Witnesses: Jesse Davis, Reuben Clifton

A Phelps, Henry Norman, Jos. Phelps, D. Davenport, Stephen Davenport, Jermina Davenport Ambrose, Ishmael Davenport, Asa Snell, Benjamin Davenport, Eli Davenport, John Davenport, Joseph Davenport, Enoch Davenport, Isaac Davenport, Joseph Phelps, Benjamin Phelps
   Tyrrell County, North Carolina, Deed Book 12, pages 385,
12 Jul 1799, Proven in Open court Jul Term 1799, Registered 14 Aug 1799 ... Division of land of Simon Davenport, deceased ... Commissioners - A Phelps, Henry Norman, Jos Phelps, and D Davenport ... land was divided - 12 1/2 acres per heir and allotted to: Stephen Davenport's heirs; Jermina Ambrose's heirs, Ishmael Davenport, Asa Snell, Benjamin Davenport, Eli Davenport, John Davenport, Joseph Davenport, Enoch Davenport, Isaac Davenport, Joseph Phelps, Benjamin Phelps ... [included is a platt of the division ... only mention of a neighbor is "Giles's line" ]

James Ambrose, Abraham Cahoon, Joseph Ansley, Henry Norman, Levi Bateman
   Tyrrell County, North Carolina, Deed Book 12, page 562, 7 May 1803, Proven in open court Jul Term 1803, Recorded 26 Sep 1803 ... James Ambrous to Abraham Cahoon ... Sixty Five Dollars ... Fifty acres ... a certain tract of Juniper Swamp lying on the South Side of Scuppernong River ... Joseph Ansley's corner ... Signed: James Ambrous (seal) ... Witnesses: Henry Norman, Levi Bateman

David Ambrose, Nancy Ambrose, John Davenport, Shemie Ambrose, Thomas Hill, Hezekiah Spruill
   Tyrrell County, North Carolina, Deed Book 12, page 612, 3 Nov 1803, Proven in open court Apr Term 1804, Recorded 17 May 1804 ... David Ambrose and Nancy Ambrose of the county of Washington to William Hatfield of Tyrrell County ... Twenty Pounds ... Thirteen acres ... West side of Scuppernong River ... John Davenport's line ... the Little Bridge ... McCabe's line ... Signed: Shemie Ambrose, David Ambrose, Nancy (her X mark) Ambrose ... Witnesses: Thomas Hill, Hezekiah Spruill [note Shemie Ambrose is not listed in the body of the deed as one of the sellers - what I have is a transcribed deed and there may have been an error in the transcription]

Lelah Davenport Spruill, Nathan Davenport, James Blount, Joshua Young, James Stuffs, Aaron Walker, Levi Blount, George W Jones, William Ethridge, Jeremiah Phelps, William Stubbs, Aaron Harrison, Lemuel Spruill, Joseph Dilling, Evan Skinner
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book B, pages 386,
5 Dec 1806, Proven in Open court Dec Term 1806, Registered 15 Apr 1807 ... Per the order of the court a commission was appointed to lay off the dower of Lelah Spruill widow of Nathan Davenport ... 5 Dec 1806 .. Eighty three acres including the "Dwelling house or mansion of the said Nathan Davenport, deceased, in which he most generally dwelt" ... Surveyed 5 Dec 1806 ... [commissioners appointed by Evan Skinner Deputy Sheriff] ... "freeholders unconnected with Lelah Spruill .. or the heirs or devices of said Nathan Davenport" ... James Blount, Joshua Young, James Stuffs, Aaron Walker, Levi Blount, George W Jones, William Ethridge, Jeremiah Phelps, William Stubbs, Aaron Harrison, Lemuel Spruill and Joseph Dilling ... [each man signed his own name, none signed with an X.]

Aaron Davenport, Joab Norman, Daniel Davenport, Simeon Norman, Enoch Alexander, J Norman
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book C, pages 78,
8 Aug 1808, Proven in Open court Mar Term 1808, Registered 14 Jul 1809 ... Aaron Davenport to Joab Norman ... One Hundred Twenty Acres ... Three Hundred and Sixty Dollars ... On the West Side of the Scuppernong River .. Joab Norman's line ... Daniel Davenport's line ... Samuel's line ... Spruill's line ... Simeon Norman's line ... Signed: Aaron Davenport (seal) ... Witnesses: Enoch Alexander, J. Norman

James Ambrose, Levi Ambrose, Reuben Clifton, Jospeh Arnold
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book G, pages 147-148,
14 Jan 1812, (missing pg 148) ... James Ambross to Levi Ambross son of James Ambross ... Twenty Five Pounds specie ... Fifty acres ... know as the Rattlesnake land ... middle of the savanna ... great swamp ... back line of grant ...Hassel's corner .. Signed: James Ambros (seal) ... Witnesses: Reuben Clifton, Joseph Arnold

Nancy Ambrose, John Ambrose, Jesse D Bateman, Isaac Cullpher, Donal Bateman, Noah Phelps
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book D, page 251, Aug 1816, Proven in open court Sep Term 1817 ... Nancy Ambrous to John Ambrous ... Twenty Pounds Proclamation money ... One certain undivided tract of land lying on the north side of the Scuppernong River ... [no amount of acreage listed nor any type of legal description] ... signed: Nancy N (her X mark) Ambrose ... Witnesses: Jesse D (his X mark) Bateman, Isaac (his X mark) Cullipher ... [Nancy examined by Donal Bateman and Noah Phelps]

Lucretia Davenport Spruill, Stephen Davenport, Zarak Davenport, John Norman, Uriah Chesson, Abs Chesson, Archibald Stubbs, Samuel Davenport
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book D, pages 289-290,
22 Dec 1817, Proven in Open court Feb Term 1818, Registered 14 May 1818 ... Pursuant to an order of the Worshipful Court of Washington County. To us directed for the dividing the Lands of Nathan Davenport, Dec'd. Between his lawful representatives Viz. Lucretia Spruill, Stephen Davenport and Zarak Davenport, lawful representatives of the said Nathan Davenport Dec'd, we the subscribing have been on the premises and divided the same agreeable quantity and quantity in the following manner and form to Wit: ... First lot to Lucretia Spruill ... John Norman's line ... Chesson's line ... containing 55 acres ... Second Lot to Stephen Davenport ... Norman's line ... Chesson's line ... containing fifty acres ... Third lot to Zarak Davenport ... Bateman's line ... Chesson's line ... containing one hundred and twenty-five acres ... [platt included with deed] ... Surveyed and divided this 22 day of Dec 1817 by [Signed] Uriah Chesson (seal), Abs Chesson, (seal), John Norman (seal) Archibald Stubbs (seal), Samuel Davenport (seal), Chain Bearers - Archibald Stubbs & John Norman ... Washington County, Feb Term 1818, Proved in Open court on oath of Charles Phelps surveyor ... Registered May 4, 1818

John Ambrose, Charles Bateman, Miles Bateman, Slyvanus Spruill, Uriah Phelps, Benjamin Cullipher, Silvanus Spruill
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book E, page 371, 20 Aug 1821, Proven in open court Nov Term 1821, Recorded 15 Jan 1822 ... John Ambrouse to Charles Bateman ... Thirty Dollars ... Thirty acres ... lying on the north side of Scuppernong Rive ... Miles Bateman's line ... Sylvanus Spruill's corner ... Uriah Phelps' line ... old Patent line ... Signed: John (his X mark) Ambrouse ... Witnesses: Silvanus Spruill, Benjamin Cullipher

Aaron Spruill, Stephen Davenport, Willoughby Spruill, Starkey Norman, John Norman, William Rhodes, Maijah Phelps, Hezekier Norman
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book F, page 165, 11 Nov 1823, Proven in open court Aug Term 1824, Registered 4 Sep 1824 ... 11 Nov 1823 .. Aaron Spruill to Stephen Davenport ... One Hundred Thirty Five Dollars ... Forty Five acres ... adjoining Willoboughby Spruill's land ... Starkey Norman's that ... Aaron Spruill purchased ... Willoboughby Spruill's line ... dividing line between Aron Spruill & John Norman Senr ... William Row [Rhodes] line ... Signed: Aaron Spruill (seal) ... Witnesses: Maijah Phelps, Hezekier Norman

Henry Allen, John Kelley, Joshua Ward, James Allen
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book B, page 636,
25 Dec 1826, Proven in open court Feb Term 1835, Registered 3 Mar 1835 ... Henry Allen to John Kelley ... Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ... One Hundred and Fifty acres ... Washington Road ... Melody Hole Swamp .. Melody Walhens hole swamp ... Signed: Henry Allen ... Witnesses: Joseah Ward, James Allen

U Flower, Anson Garrison, Lewis Comstock, John F Niel
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book A, pages 54 (fragment) ... said acting Wardens and their successors but will not defend or warrant the said in our individual rights but only as acting wardens ... Signed: U Flower & Anson Garrison (acting wardens for Washington County) ... Witnesses: Lewis Comstock, John F Niel [Neil ??]... proven in open court
May Term 1830 ... registered 16 Jun 1830

Aaron Davenport, Robinson S Davenport, Nathan Meins, Nehemiah Norman, John Norman, Joseph Phelps, Jr, Nathan Davenport, Daniel Phelps
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book A, pages 54-55,
5 Mar 1829, (Missing pg 55) ... Aaron Davenport to Robinson S Davenport ... Twenty-Five Pounds current money ... Thirty acres ... Spruill's corner ... Nathan Meins as was now Spruill's line ... Nehemiah Normans as was now John Norman's line ... Phelps line ... Joseph Phelps Junr corner ... to Davenport & Phelps' corner ... along Davenport's line ... Signed: Aron Davenport (seal) ... witnesses: Nathan (his X mark) Davenport, Daniel Phelps ... [missing next page]

Aaron Davenport, Robinson S Davenport, James Phelps, Daniel Phelps, Nathan Davenport
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book A, pages 44,
27 May 1829, Proven in open court May Term 1830, recorded 16 Jun 1830 ... Aaron Davenport to Robinson S Davenport ... Two Hundred Pounds ... Two Hundred Acres ... Known by the name New Land, beginning at corner of new Grant ... James Phelps corner as was now Daniel Phelps ... Signed - Aron Davenport (seal) ... Witness: Nathan (his X mark) Davenport, Daniel Phelps ...

Aaron Davenport, Robinson S Davenport, Edward Hassell, John Tarkenton, Nathan Davenport, Daniel Phelps
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book G, pages 55,
27 May 1829, Proven in open court May Term 1830, recorded 16 Jun 1830 ... Aaron Davenport to Robinson S Davenport ... Fifteen pounds ... Fifty Acres ... Westward End of Lake Phelps, it being a part of Edward Hassell pattent ... on lake side Edward Hassell Senr corner ... running along lake ... John Tarkenton Senr corner ... Signed: Aaron Davenport (seal) ... Witnesses: Nathan (his X mark) Davenport, Daniel Phelps

Stephen Davenport, Stark Norman, John Norman, Ashberry Norman
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book G, page 636, 3 Apr 1830, Proven in open court Feb Term 1835, Registered 3 Mar 1835 ... 3 Apr 1830 ... Stephen Davenport to Stark Norman ... Thirty Dollars ...Twenty Acres ... land and plantation ... west side of Scuppernong River ... Signed: Stephen Davenport ... Witnesses: John Norman Senr, Ashberry Norman

Aaron Davenport, Stephen Davenport, W B Haughton, John Haughton
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book H, pages 372-373,
4 Jan 1831, Proven in open court May Term 1844, recorded 10 Aug 1844 (missing pg 373) ... I have received of Aaron Davenport one hundred & twelve & by these presents relinquish and give up to him his heirs and assigns all my right title & interest to his land bid off by me by John Haughton at a Sheriff sale of said land sold under an execution in favor of Stephen Davenport and others against said Davenport from the Superior Court of this county & do relinquish and give up to him all my right to said executions; but upon this condition - that he give to me his note & good security for two hundred & thirty eight dollars & pay the same by the 15th day of our Superior Court next otherwise no right accrues to him. Witness my hand & seal this 4th of January 1831 ... Signed: W B Haughton (seal) ... P.S. I have not received any deed for said land from the Sheriff - T B Haughton ...

Aaron Davenport, Robinson S Davenport, Thomas B Haughton, Josiah Collins, Edward Hassell, John Tarkenton, Joseph Davenport, Malacki Haughton
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book H, pages 103-104,
10 Mar 1831, Proved in open court May Term 1831, Registered 2 Jun 1831, (missing pg 104) ... Aaron Davenport, Robinson S Davenport & Thos B Haughton to Josiah Collins, the elder ... 10 Mar 1831 ... Two Hundred Dollars ... Fifty acres ... West end of Lake Phelps it being a part of Edward Hassell, dec'd, patent, beginning on the lake side Edward Hassell's SW corner, formerly, ...running along the lake ... John Tarkenton's, formerly ... it being the lands conveyed by James Hassell to Joseph Davenport by deed bearing date of 28 Aug 17897 and by the said Joseph Davenport, in his last will and testament divised unto ... Aaron Davenport ... Signed: Aaron Davenport, Robinson S (his X mark) Davenport ... Witnesses: Josiah Collins Junr, Malacki Haughton

Aaron Davenport, Robinson S Davenport, Thomas B Haughton, Josiah Collins, William C Walker, Malachi Haughton
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book H, pages 674-675,
10 Mar 1831, (missing pg 675) ... Aaron Davenport, Robinson S Davenport & Thos B Haughton ... 10 Mar 1831 ... Two Hundred Dollars ... Fifty Acres as will appear by reference to said conveyance to Josiah Collins the elder ... Let it be known that Thomas B Haughton in consideration of the sum of Sixty-three dollars ... paid by Josiah Collins Junr at the request of ... Aaron Davenport and by the assent of Roberson S Davenport ... Thos B Haughton hereby ... set over his interest in said land to Josiah Collins Junr ... hereby authorizing the sheriff to execute Deeds ... to Collins ... Signed: Thos B Houghton (seal), Aaron Davenport (seal), Roberson (his X mark) Davenport (seal) ... The words "to him in hand paid by Josiah Collins Jr" in 9th line and the words "said within named execution" 17th line executed before signing ... Test: Wm C Walker & Malachi Houghton [missing pg 675]

Aaron Davenport, Anson A Spruill, Enoch Spruill, Robert B Davis, Absa. Davenport
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book G, pages 623,
22 Mar 1834, Proven in open court Nov Term 1834, recorded 10 Dec 1835 ... Aron Davenport to Anson A Spruill ... 22 Mar 1834 ... Sixty acres ... Two Hundred and Fifty dollars ... lying in the body adjoining Enoch Spruill and Anson A Spruill and others ... Signed Aron Davenport (seal) ... Witnesses: R B Davis, Absa. Davenport ... proven on oath of Robert B Davis witness Nov Term 1834 ...

Solomon B White, William White, John C Pettyjohn, Abner N Vail
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book G, pages 623,
20 May 1834, Proven in open court Nov Term 1834, recorded 10 Dec 1835 ... Solomon B White to John C Pettyjohn ... 20 May 1834 ... sold all right title and interest in and to all the personal Estate to which I am entitled as one of the heirs of William White, dec'd, my father ... One Hundred and Fifty Dollars ... Signed Solomon B White (seal) ... witness: A N Vail ...Proven on oath of Abner N Vail Nov Term 1834 ...

. Andrew Phelps, Maximilian Tatum
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book G, pages 623,
5 Sep 1834, (fragment) ...Andrew Phelps to Maximilian Tatum ... Five Hundred and Twenty Dollars ...

James Dillens, Elizabeth Davenport, Stephen Davenport, Samuel Davenport, Joseph Davenport, Jordon Davenport, James Davenport, Ann Davenport, James Newbury, Zilpha Norman, Martin Spruill, William Spruill
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book H, pages 60-61,
Feb Term 1837 (fragment) ... Petition for Dower ... Court of Pleas and quarter Sessions, February Term 1837... The Petition of Jesse Dillens and wife Elizabeth, represents to your Worship, that the late husband of your petitioner Elizabeth, viz. Stephen Davenport died about the __ day of __ 1835, leaving his wife your petitioner, Elizabeth & children, Samuel, Joseph, Jordon, James and Ann (to all of whom James Newbury is guardian), him surviving. ... two tracts of land .. Forty Five Acres adjoining the lands of the heirs of Zilpha Norman dec'd and Fifty Acres adjoining the lands of Martin Spruill & William Spruill ... entitled to Dower in both ... Motion granted ... Sheriff commanded to summon a jury ... of lawful men unconnected with the parties either by affinity or consenquanity ... to allot and lay off ... (missing pg 61)

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