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Some Deed Abstracts
Washington, Tyrrell &
a few from Chowan Counties North Carolina
Section 4: 1855-1872

Abstracted by: Linda Haas Davenport

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Robinson S Davenport, Stephen A Davenport, Nathan Davenport, Robert B Davis, Josiah Collins, James Phelps
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book M, pages 286-287,
1 May 1855, Proven on oath of James Phelps to County Clerk 21 Nov 1860 (missing pg 287) ... 1 May 1855 ... Robinson S Davenport, Stephen A Davenport, Nathan Davenport to Robert B Davis ... Two Hundred Acres ... One Hundred and Twelve Dollars ... all our right title and interest descended to us in the lands of the late Aaron Davenport, dec'd ... at the head of the New Lands adjoining Josiah Collins and others ... Signed: Robinson (his X mark) Davenport (seal), Stephen A Davenport (seal), Nathan (his X mark) Davenport (seal) ... Witness: James Phelps

James Davenport, Jerome Davenport, Snode Davenport
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book LL, pages 272-273,
3 Jun 1855, Proven on oath of Samuel Newbury to County Clerk 30 Aug 1855, (fragment) ... James Davenport to son Jerome Davenport ... Lee's Mill ... privilege to move the barn standing on land I intend to convey to my son Snode Davenport ... northern half of my land ... Signed: James Davenport (seal) ... Witness: Samuel Newberry

James Davenport, Jerome Davenport, Snode B C Davenport
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book LL, pages 273-274,
3 Jun 1855, (fragment) ... that I, James Davenport ... for the consideration of the maternal love and affection I have and bear toward my son Snode B C Davenport and for the further consideration of the sum of Twenty Five Dollars ... the one half of the tract of land whereon I now live ... except for the barn I have conveyed to my son Jerome ... Lee's Mill ... southern half of my land ... (missing pg 274)

L H McRae, J C Pettyjohn, William Mourning, D M V Wade, W R Swain, H I Glover, J F Glover, L TL Bond, David H Hardison, King Harrett, Thomas Bayly, F F Fagan
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book L, page 234, Registered
21 Jun 1855, (fragment) ... [this appears to be a list of slaves being sold] ... 14. Man Leon to L H McRae 1,250.00 [missing number 15]... 16. Lucy & child Sam to J C Pettyjohn 305.00 ... 17. Woman Ellen to Wm Mourning 917.00 ... 18. Girl Mahala to Wm Mourning 460.00 ... 19. Girl Emma to Wm Mourning 512.00 ... 20. Boy Monroe to D M V (?) Waid 1,15.00 ... [missing number 21] ... 22. Woman Charlotte & child to W R Swain 1,035.00 ... 23. Girl Adaline to H I (or F J) Glover 1,099.00 ... 24. Boy David to L T Bond ... [missing number 25] ... 26. Woman Mahala & child to Dvd H Hardison 900.00 ... 27. Man George to L H McRae 1,251.00 ... 28. Old Mira to King Harrett 266.00 ... 29. Girl Mira to Thos Bayly 443.00 ... total 17,180.00 ... Signed by F F Fagan, commissioner ... registered 21 Jun 1855

Aaron Davenport, Lorenzo B Davis, D B Spruill
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book M, page 296,
14 Nov 1855, Proven on oath of Aaron Davenport to county clerk 4 Aug 1859, Registered 26 Jan 1861 ... 14 Nov 1855 ... Aaron Davenport to Lorenzo B Davis ... Sixty Five Dollars ... all my right title and interest in and to the lands of the late Aaron Davenport, dec'd ... containing in the whole tract two hundred acres ... at the head of the New Lands adjoining Josiah Collins & others ... Signed: Aaron (his X mark) Davenport (seal) ... Witness: D B Spruill

Zarah Davenport, Aaron Davenport, Lorenzo B Davis, D B Spruill
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book M, pages 296-297,
16 Nov 1855, Proven on oath of D B Spruill to county clerk 4 Aug 1859, Registered 26 Jan 1861 ... 16 Nov 1855 ... Zarah Davenport to Lorenzo B Davis ... Sixty Five Dollars ... all my right title and interest in and to the lands of the late Aaron Davenport, dec'd ... containing in the whole tract two hundred acres ... at the head of the New Lands adjoining Josiah Collins & others ... Signed: Zarah (his X mark) Davenport (seal) ... Witness: D B Spruill

Daniel Clifton, Mariah Clifton, Lorenzo B Davis, Aaron Davenport, D B Spruill
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book M, pages 285,
16 Nov 1855, Proven on oath of D B Spruill to county clerk 11 Mar 1856, Registered 28 Nov 1860 ... 16 Nov 1855 ... Daniel Clifton Senr & wife Mariah Clifton to Lorenzo B Davis ... Sixty Five Dollars ... all our right title and interest in and to the lands of the late Aaron Davenport, dec'd ... containing in the whole tract two hundred acres ... at the head of the New Lands adjoining Josiah Collins & others ... Signed: Daniel (his X mark) Clifton, Mariah (her X mark) Clifton ... Witness: D B Spruill

Elsbury Ambrose, Pricilla Ambrose, Susan Ambrose, Franklin F Fagan, Isaac Ambrose, Zepeniah D Spruill, Charles Phelps, Joshua B Davis,
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book L, page 305,
15 Nov 1855, ...Ellsbury Ambrose, Pricilla Ambrose and Susan Ambrose to Franklin F Fagan ... One Hundred and Fifty dollars ... Eighty Acres ... Quit Claim ... land situated and being in the County of Warren, State of Illinois in the tract appropriated by the Acts of Congress for Military Bounties ... North West Quarter of Section Twenty Five in Township Nine North of the Base line and Range One West of the fourth Principal Meridan, being the same lands granted to Isaac Ambrose father of the above named parties who was a private in Garretts Company of the 43rd Regiment of Infantry ... Signed: Ellsberry Ambrose, Priscilla (her X mark) Ambrose, Susan (her X mark) Ambrose ... Proven on oath of Ellsbury, Priscilla & Susan Ambrose before Zepeniah D Spruill, J.P. ... Personally appeared before me, Charles Phelps, J.P., Joshua B Davis ... on oath ... is personally acquainted with Isaac Ambrose who was a private in Garretts Company as stated in the foregoing deed and also that Ellbury Ambrose, Priscilla Ambrose and Susan Ambrose are his only heirs and that ... Priscilla and Susan Ambrose are twenty one years of age and were never married ... 13 Dec 1855 ... Proven on the oath of Z D Spruill to F F Fagen, Clerk 17 Dec 1856 ... Registered 2 Jan 1856

Elizabeth Davenport, Aaron Davenport, Lorenzo B Davis, D B Spruill
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book M, pages 297,
16 Nov 1855, Proven on oath of D B Spruill to county clerk 4 Aug 1859, Registered 26 Jan 1861 ... 16 Nov 1855 ... Elizabeth Davenport to Lorenzo B Davis ... Sixty Five Dollars ... all my right title and interest in and to the lands of the late Aaron Davenport, dec'd ... containing in the whole tract two hundred acres ... at the head of the New Lands adjoining Josiah Collins & others ... Signed: Elizabeth (her X mark) Davenport (seal) ... Witness: D B Spruill

Jabez R McGowan, Alexander McCabe, Samuel S Woodley, Josiah Collins, Job Comstock, Jobe B Combstalk
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book M, pages 223,
23 Jun 1856, Proven 10 Sep 1860 on oath of Job Comstock to R W Bennett, Clerk, Registered 21 May 1860 ... Jabez R McGowan to Alexander McCabe ... Twenty Acres ... Two Hundred Dollars ... Samuel S Woodley's corner ... Mocason [Moccasin] Creek where it empties into Josiah Collins canal ... to New Lands Road .. Woodley's line ... Signed: Jabez R McGowan ... Witness: Job Comstock, Jobe B Combstalk

Benjamin F Ambrose, William H Ambrose, Jesse A Ambrose, Bailey F Ambrose, A M Phelps, Jordan Ambrose
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book O, pages 249-250,
25 Nov 1857, Proven 22 Mar 1873 on oath of A M Phelps to Court Clerk, Registered 4 Apr 1873 ... 25 Nov 1857 ... Benjamin F Ambrose to William H Ambrose ... Seventy Three and 1/2 acres ... Fifty Dollars ... On the south side of the Scuppernong River ... Jesse A Ambrose corner ... Moccasin Creek ... Baily F Ambrose's line ... Signed: Benjamin (his X mark) Ambrose ... Witnesses: A M Phelps, Jordan Ambrose

Charles T Phelps, Bailey F Ambrose, Mary Eliza Ambrose, Jacob H Phelps, Jordan H Phelps, Nehemiah H Phelps, Levi H Phelps, Joseph W Phelps, Carney Spruill, Charles L Pettigrew, L G Shepherd
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book M, page 51-52,
4 Mar 1858, Proven on oath of A M Phelps to Judge of Superior Court 7 Sep 1858, Registered 13 Sep 1858 ... Charles T Phelps, Bailey F Ambrose & wife Mary Eliza Ambrose, Jacob H Phelps, Jordan H Phelps, Nehemia H Phelps, Levi M Phelps, Joseph W Phelps to Carney Spruill ... Seventy Two Dollars and Fifty Cents ... Fifteen acres ... Jacob Phelps' line where he now lives ... Charles L Pettigrew's line ... Signed: C T Phelps (seal), Bailey F Ambrose (seal), Mary Elizur (her X mark) Ambrose, Jacob N Phelps, Jordan H Pheps, Nehemiah H Phelps, Levi H Phelps, J W Phelps ... [examination of Mary Eliza Ambrose, the only female, performed by L G Shepherd Judge, 7 Sep 1858]

George M Spruill, Horace Spruill, Joseph Furlough, Jesse Furlough, Joshua B Davenport, Absalem Davenport, Avon Spruill
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book M, page 51-52, (fragment) ... George M Spruill to Horace Spruill ... Sixty Dollars ... land on west side of Scuppernong river adjoining Joseph Furlaws, Jesse Furlaws & Joshua B Davenport & others, known as the Bungle Oak Tract of land which land was conveyed by deed from Absalem Davenport to Avon Spruill to ....

Mary Davenport, William D Davenport
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book M, page 51,
30 Oct 1858, ... Petition for Dower ... Mary Davenport vs William D Davenport's Heirs at Law ... The Jury summoned to allot and lay off the Dower of petitioner having made their report under their hands and seals - it is ordered that the same be in all respects confirmed & it is adjudged that she have an estate for life in the Lands described in said petition Judgement against the petitioner for the costs of this petition & proceedings. ... Registered 30 Aug 1858

Ashley Ambrose, Mary F Ambrose, Levi Ambrose, Bailey F Ambrose, Green C Ambrose
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book M, page 206-207,
22 Oct 1859, ... Ashley Ambrose, of the state of Alabama, County of Butler to Mary F Ambrose of Washington county North Carolina ... One Hundred, Sixty Dollars ... Twenty Acres ... old dividing line of the heirs of Levi Ambrose and Bailey F Ambrose ... Bailey F Ambrose line ... Macesson [Moccasin] Creek ... Green C Ambrose line from Bailey Ambrose ... Signed: Ashley Ambrose ... Witness: Sam Adams, Harvey Davis ... Proven on oath of Ashley Ambrose to Samuel Boiling, judge of Probate Court of Butler County, Alabama, 22 Oct 1859 ... Proven on the oath of Sam Adams of the County of Montgomery, Alabama before A J Walker, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama 2 Nov 1859 ... Approved by A B Moore Governor of Alabama, 2 Nov 1859 ... Accepted by Judge of Superior of North Carolina, M. Dick, 12 Mar 1860 ... Registered 12 Mar 1860

Jasper Lewis, Asa Johnston, R H Bennett
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book M, pages 295-296, Proven on oath of Jasper Lewis to county clerk
25 Nov 1859, Registered 24 Jan 1861, (fragment) ... Jasper Lewis to Asa Johnston Jr ... Signed: Jasper (his X mark) Lewis (seal) ... Witness: R H Bennett

Thomas M Johnston Jr, Asa Johnston, Goodman Durden
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book K, pages 286, Recorded 1 Dec 1860 ... Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions
Nov Term 1860 ... Bond ... Thomas M Johnston Junr, Asa Johnston & Goodman Durden ... [obligate] themselves in the sum of Four Thousand Dollars ... [bond in favor of] Thomas M Johnston ... elected Constable for Plymouth District until Feby Term next ... [does all things required of him] bond shall be null and void ... otherwise to remain in full force ... signed T M Johnston (seal), Asa Johnston (seal), G Durden (seal) ...

Bailey F Ambrose, William H Ambrose, A M Phelps, Jordan Ambrose
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book O, pages 247-248,
6 Mar 1860, Proven 22 Mar 1873 on oath of A M Phelps to Court Clerk, Registered 4 Apr 1873 ... 6 Mar 1860 ... Bailey F Ambrose to son William H Ambrose ... Seventeen & Three Fourths acres ... for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he has unto his son William H Ambrose ... and Twenty Five Dollars ... land whereon the said William H Ambrose now lives ... Mancerson [Moccasin] creek ... Signed: Bailey F Ambrose (seal) ... Witnesses: A M Phelps, Jordan Ambrose

Henderson Spruill, David Johnson, Gideon Alexander, Jesse W Davis, Charles W Swain, Aacteon D Spruill, Richard W Smith, Jesse T Hassell, C J Lewis
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book M, page 285,
3 May 1860, Proven in Open Court May Term 1860, Registered 28 Nov 1860 , (fragment) ... Henderson Spruill to David Johnson ... Fifty Five Acres ... known as the tract of land of Gideon Alexander, Dec'd, ... bounded by the lands of Jesse W Davis ... Charles W Swain ... Aacteon (?) D Spruill ... Richard W Smith ... Jesse T Hassell ... Signed: Henderson (his X mark) Spruill (seal) ... Witness: C J Lewis

Bailey F Ambrose, Jordan Ambrose, Levi Ambrose, Josiah Phelps, Alexander M Phelps
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book N, pages 586-587,
23 Feb 1867, 3 Apr 1871 on oath of Alexander M Phelps to Probate Judge, Registered 17 Apr 1871 ... 23 Feb 1867 ... Bailey F Ambrose to Jordan Ambrose ... One Hundred & Twenty Dollars ... Fifteen Acres ... South side of Scuppernong River ... Moccasin Creek ... Levi Ambrose, deceased, corner ... old patent line of Josiah Phelps, deceased, ...Signed: Bailey F Ambrose (seal) ... Witness: A M Phelps

Ellinor Robison, Elliot Young, Thomas Bembridge, Daniel Swain
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book N, pages 212, Proven on oath of Thomas Bembridge to Probate Judge
24 Sep 1869, Registered 29 Sep 1869 (fragment) ... Ellenor Robison to Elliot Young ... Signed: Ellinor (her X mark) Robison ... Witness: Thos Bembridge, Daniel Swain

William H Hamilton, Emily Hamilton, Snoad B Davenport, Martha E Davenport, John Bateman, A H Hanison, Theo McGray, Lavina Ausbon, William Gray, Edmund Hanison,
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book N, pages 212-214,
18 Dec 1868, (missing page 214) ... 18 Dec 1868 between William H Hamilton & wife Emily Hamilton, Snoad B Davenport & wife Martha E Davenport of Washington County, John Bateman, A H Hanison of Martin County, Theo McGray, Lavina Ausbon of Washington County and William Gray of Martin of the first part and Edmund Hamison of the county of Washington in the said state of the second part. ... One Hundred Dollars ... a pel license and permission to overflow all the Swamp lands on both sides of Welsh's Creek of which they are seized and possessed or in which they have or may have an interest. ...will ever in any way ask, demand, sue for or recover any damages by reason of the overflowing of the Swamp lands by a certain Mill to be built by said Hanison ... Signed & sealed by: William (his X mark) Hamilton, Emily (her X mark) Hamilton, Snoad B Davenport, Martha E Davenport, John (his X mark) G Bateman, A (his X mark) H Harison, Theo McGray, Lavina (his X mark) Ausbon, William Gray (so far as my own interest) ...(missing page 214)

John C Johnston, Goodman Durden, Steward L Johnston, James H Smith
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book N, page 587,
Spring Term 1869 of Superior Court (fragment) ... John C Johnston, Goodman Durden & Stewart L Johnston, administrators of James H Smith, Dec'd, filed this petition ... praying for a sale of certain real estate therein mentioned ... for purpose of making the same assets, the personal estate of said Smith being insufficient to pay his debts ...

Hamilton W Davenport, Z D Spruill, Robert Clifton, Eli Woodley, Robinson Davenport, Jophel Davenport, Josiah Collins, Daniel Woodley, L B Davis, Jessie Ambrose, Benjamin F Ambrose
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book M, pages 794,
12 Feb 1869, Registered 15 Feb 1869 ... Feby the twelfth day one Thousand eight hundred and sixty nine on the complaint of Hamilton W Davenport a resident has complained to Z D Spruill one Justice of the Peace, to summon three disenterested freeholders to allot and set off a homestead. Both Real and personal property, according to article tenth of the charter Constitution. One piece of land called Indian Field ... Robert Clifton's corner standing on the eastern end of the plantation and beginning corner of said land patent Number 12 and for Fifty Acres dated first day of October 1779. Also one other to patent same being Number 134 and for One Hundred and Ten acres. Patent dated 29th day of Oct 1782. ... Eli Woodley's ditch ... line between myself and Robinson Davenport Sr ... along New Land Road ... Mocosin [Moccasin] Run ... Josiah Collins' canal ... Goshen Mill ... Daniel Woodley's canal ... Jophel Davenport's heirs line ... We, L B Davis and Jessie Ambrose & Benjamin F Ambrose freeholders having been duly sworn ... do say the above two pieces of land are valued and assessed at Eight Hundred and Forty Dollars. ... Signed: L B Davis (seal), Jessie (his X mark) Ambrose (seal), Benjamin F (his X mark) Ambrose, Z D Spruill, J.P. ... [next section] ... 12 Feb 1869 - Section 2 be it further enacted that said Freeholders shall assess of the Personal Property of said applicant Hamilton W Davenport to be by him selected articles of Personality not exceeding in value the sum of Five Hundred Dollars, and make description list of the same and return it under their hands and seals to the office of Register of Deeds. ... do hereby allot and set off ... 1 lot of hogs in the woods; 8 head of sheep; 1 yoke of oxen; 1 cow and calf; 2 cows & calves; 3 carts and one pair cart wheels; 3 plough and 2 sets of plough harness; 1 fan and corn sheller; 3 small raw hides; 8 bushels of peas; 12 lbs corn; 300 lbs of fodder; l lot of brick; 1 lot of timber; kitchen furniture; 1 lot of potatoes; l lot of pork and bacon; contents of the dairy; 3 beds and one cot; the balance of the household furniture; 1 lot of axes, hoes and shovels; 1 lot of pottery; the residue of said applicant ... [Signed by same men]

Jordan Ambrose, Priscilla W Ambrose, James I Ambrose, A M Phelps
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book O, pages 248-249,
8 Feb 1872, Proven 22 Mar 1873 on oath of A M Phelps to Court Clerk, Registered 4 Apr 1873 ... 8 Feb 1872 ... Jordan & Priscilla Ambrose to James I Ambrose ... Seven Acres ... One Hundred Dollars ... Moccasin Creek ... to the plantation where I now live ... Signed: Jordan Ambrose, Priscilla W Ambrose ... Witness: A M Phelps

Mary Bateman, Job B Comstock
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book O, pages 243,
30 Sep 1872, (fragment) ... 30 Sep 1872 ... Mary Bateman to Job B Comstock ... Seventy five Dollars ...

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