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Some Deed Abstracts
Washington, Tyrrell &
a few from Chowan Counties North Carolina
Section 5: 1873-1898

Abstracted by: Linda Haas Davenport

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Bailey F Ambrose, Snode Ambrose, William H Ambrose, James I Ambrose, W H Ambrose
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book O, pages 242-243,
1 Jan 1873, Proven 25 Mar 1873 on oath of W H Ambrose to Court Clerk, Registered 4 Apr 1873 ... 1 Jan 1873 ... Bailey F Ambrose to Snode Ambrose, son of said Bailey F Ambrose ... Ten acres ... for and in consideration of the natural love and affections which he has unto his son ... and of the sum of Forty Dollars ... land where Snode Ambrose now lives ... William H Ambrose's line ... Mockerson [Moccasin] Creek ... James I Amborse's line ... Signed: Bailey F Ambrose ... Witnesses: W H Ambrose, James I Ambrose

Jordan Phelps, Joseph W Phelps, Horace Phelps, John Hassell, Aaron Davenport, Sally Ann Davenport, Joseph Chesson, Henry Phelps, Jane Phelps, Malissa Phelps, Lindsey M Phelps, Walter Phelps, Martha Ann Phelps, Snode Davenport, Johanna Davenport, Thos S Hassell, H P Ambrose, Aaron Davenport, Bailey F Ambrose, J S Phelps, W A Phelps, Charles W Phelps, Henry Phelps, John Hassell, The Albemarl and Scuppernong Steamboat Transportation Company, Peter M Warren, E. Dunston, Lindsey M Phelps, Uriah Owens, A G Walker, William W Walker
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book 30, pages 71-72,
21 Jul 1873, Proven before court clerk 22 Apr 1890 [see notation at end of deed], Registered 2 May 1890 ... Lease from ... Jordan Phelps, Joseph W Phelps, Horace Phelps, John Hassell & wife all of Tyrrell County, Aaron Davenport & wife Sally Ann Davenport, Joseph Chesson, Henry Phelps, Jane Phelps & Malissa Phelps, Lindsey M Phelps, Walter Phelps & Martha Ann Phelps, Snode Davenport, Johanna Davenport, Thos S Hassell, H P Ambrose, Aaron Davenport, Bailey F Ambrose, J S Phelps, W A Phelps, Charles W Phelps, Henry Phelps, John Hassell all of Washington & Tyrrell County ... does let, lease & grant to The Albemarl and Scuppernong Steamboat Transportation Company of which Peter M Warren of Chowan County, North Carolina is president, E. Dunston, Lindsey M Phelps, Uriah Owens and William W Walker are Directors ... that portion of land beginning on the West Side of the Scuppernong River at Sprull's Bridge and extending in length one hundred and twenty-five feet down the River in breadth fifty feet measured at right angles to the said River for the sum of One Dollar so long as said Company shall have use of the River ... Signed: [note not all of the above named persons signed the lease] L M Phelps, H W Phelps, Martha A Phelps, Jordan H Phelps, W P Ambrose, Horace F Phelps, Y S Hassell, Bailey F (his X mark) Ambrose, Aaron W Davenport, I S Phelps, W A Phelps, Charles W (his X mark) Phelps, H S Phelps, J W Phelps ... [note this lease is dated 21 Jul 1873 but was presented to the Clerk of the Court 22 Apr 1890 - 20 years later] ... Lease ... proven by the oath and examination of A G Walker that E Dunston the subscribing witness thereto is dead ... upon oath A G Walker ... is well acquainted with the handwriting of E Dunston...is in his proper handwriting ...

Mariah Clifton, Sarah Clifton, Doctrine I Davenport, Daniel Clifton, Daniel Phelps, Bailey Phelps, Aaron W Davenport
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book P, page 737, 8 Aug 1876, Proven on oath of Aaron W Davenport to Probate Judge 22 Nov 1876, Registered 4 Dec 1876 ... 8 Aug 1876 ... Mariah Clifton & Sarah Clifton the daughter to Doctrine I Davenport ... Forty Dollars ... Thirteen & One-Fourth acres ... being a part of the land devised by the Will of my father Daniel Clifton to daughter Sarah ... Daniel Phelps' road & Bailey Phelps' line ... Signed: Mariah (her X mark) Clifton (seal), Sarah (her X mark) Clifton (seal) ... Witness: Aaron W Davenport

Mariah Clifton, Sarah Clifton, Doctrine I Davenport, John Clifton, Daniel Clifton, Aaron W Davenport
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book P, page 735-736, 10 Aug 1876, Proven on oath of Aaron W Davenport to Probate Judge 22 Nov 1876, Registered 4 Dec 1876 ... Mariah Clifton widow of old Daniel Clifton & daughter Sarah Clifton to Doctrine I Davenport ... Twenty Five Dollars ... sell all our right title & interest into a certain tract of land out of John Clifton's patent .. deed from Daniel Clifton Senr to Daniel Clifton Junr dated 26 Feb 1858 as will appear in Register book ... I Mariah Clifton widow of old Daniel Clifton do ... sell the house where my husband died & the privilege of moving it off of the above tract land ... I, Sarah Clifton ... do sell ... one sixth part of said tract being sister to Daniel Clifton Jurn as deed bearing date 26 Feb 1858 will appear ... Signed: Mariah (her X mark) Clifton (seal), Sarah (her X mark) Clifton (seal) ... Witness: Aaron W Davenport

Theophus Rasco Davenport, Doctrine I Davenport, John Clifton, Daniel Clifton, Mariah Davenport, Aaron W Davenport
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book P, page 735, 9 Sep 1876, Proven on oath of Aaron W Davenport to Probate Judge 22 Nov 1876, Registered 4 Dec 1876 ... Theophus Rasco Davenport to Doctrine I Davenport .. Twenty Five Dollars ... sell all my right title & interest into a certain tract of land out of John Clifton's patent .. deed from Daniel Clifton Senr to Daniel Clifton Junr dated 26 Feb 1858 as will appear in Register book ... my one sixth part of said tract being the son of Mariah Davenport the sister of Daniel Clifton Junr as deed bearing date 26 Feb 1858 will appear ... Signed: Theophous Rasco (his X mark) Davenport ... Witness: Aaron W Davenport

Doctrine I Davenport, Betsy Ann Clifton, Mary Phelps, John Clifton, Daniel Clifton, Stephen Clifton, Reuben Clifton, Franklin Davenport, Dora (Desa ?) Davenport, George Spruill Jr, Polly Spruill, Ananias Davenport, Franklin Davenport, Samuel Jones, Mary Jones, Caroline Davenport, Stephen A Davenport, Bailey Phelps, Charles Latham
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book R, page 13-14, 20 Nov 1876, Registered 27 Mar 1878 ... Whereas in the Superior Court of Washington County, upon the petition of Doctrine I Davenport, Betsy Ann Clifton, Mary Phelps, John Clifton, Daniel Clifton, Stephen Clifton, Reuben Clifton, Franklin Davenport & wife Dora (Desa ?), George Spruill Jr & wife Polly, Ananias Davenport, Franklin Davenport, Samuel Jones & wife Mary and Caroline Davenport. It was ordered and decreed by said court that the land in said petition be ... sold at public sale ... for One Third Cash and Twelve months with interest ... did sell land on 20 Nov 1876 ... Doctrine I Davenport was high bidder ... Seventy Two Dollars .. now paid ... land described in said petition adjoining the lands of Stephen A Davenport, Bailey Phelps & others ... Signed: Charles Latham (seal) Commissioner

Mary Phelps, Doctrine I Davenport, John Clifton, Daniel Clifton, Stephen A Davenport
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book Q, page 499, 25 Nov 1876, Proven on oath of Stephen A Davenport to Probate Judge 5 Sep 1877, Registered Feb 19 1878 ... Mary Phelps to Doctrine I Davenport .. Twenty Dollars ... sell all my right title & interest into a certain tract of land out of John Clifton's patent .. deed from Daniel Clifton Senr to Daniel Clifton Junr dated 26 Feb 1858 as will appear in Register book ... my one sixth part of said tract being the sister of Daniel Clifton Junr as deed bearing date 26 Feb 1858 will appear ... Signed: Mary (her X mark) Phelps, (seal) ... Witness: Stephen A Davenport

Langley R Bowen, Martha F Bowen, Henry C Bowen
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book P, page 735, Proven on oath of Langley R Bowen & Martha F Bowen,
7 Oct 1876, (fragment) ... Signed: Langley R Bowen & wife Martha F Bowen ...Witness: Henry C Bowen

B B Phelps, James Norman, Franklin Spruill
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book P, page 737,
13 Nov 1876, (fragment) ... Mortgage ... B B Phelps indebted to James Norman ... Thirty Two Dollars and ninety Two cents ... due on Nov 1877 ... [Security] ... One black mule named Unice which I purchased from him ... Signed: B B Phelps ... Witness: Franklin Spruill

Jesse H Norman, William Hall
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book Y, page 207,
19 Feb 1878, (fragment) ... Jesse H Everett to William Hall ... Ten Dollars ... being in the town of Plymouth, known and designated as Lots Nos 17 & 18 in the plan or Plot of said town ...

Owen M Allen, Nancy Allen, Samuel Williams
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book Q, page 499,
20 Feb 1878, (fragment) ... 20 Feb 1878 ... Owen M Allen and wife Nancy Allen to Samuel Williams ... Ten Dollars ..

M Furtsep, A J Newbury
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book R, page 14,
19 Mar 1878, (fragment) ... 19 Mar 1878 ... M Furtsep to A J Newbury ... Five Dollars ...

Robert M Sawyer, C W Swain, Richard M Lincoln, John Swain
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book R, page 13,
25 Mar 1878, Proven on oath of John Swain to Probate Judge 27 Mar 1878, Registered 27 Mar 1878, (fragment) ... Mortgage ... Robert M Sawyer indebted to C W Swain ... Thirty Five Dollars ... due 1 Jul 1878 ... [security] 1 Jennet, 4 head catatle, Spring waggon ... signed: Robert M Sawyer (seal) ... Witnesses: Richard M Lincoln, John Swain

James I Ambrose, Mary F Ambrose, A D Owens, Franklin Spruill
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book R, page 514-516,
2 May 1879, (missing page 516) ... Mortgage ... James I Ambrose and wife Mary F indebted to A D Owens ... Thirty Dollars ... due 1 Nov 1879, bearing interest at 8% ... [security] 7 acres of land ... bounded by Woods Ambrose land, Snoden Ambrose & others and also all the crops of any description ... Signed: James I Ambrose, Mary F (her X mark) Ambrose ... Witness: F Spruill ... [examination of Mary F Ambrose 3 May 1879 by Franklin Spruill JP] ...

Edward Hill, Julian W Davenport, Willis J Davenport
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book R, page 514,
10 May 1879, proved on oath of Willis J Davenport before the judge of Probate court, Registered 16 May 1879 ... Mortgage ... Edward Hill indebted to Julian W Davenport ... Forty Dollars ... due 15 Nov 1879 ... [security] Two good feather beds, Two Matresses and 2 bed steads, and all my part of the corn and cotton that I may raise this year on the land of E Dunston ... Signed: Edward Hill ... Witness: Willis J Davenport

Edmund L Sawyer, Doctrine I Davenport, Henry Ambrose, Jacob Hassell, Carnie Spruill, Micajah Phelps, Arthur Collins, Daniel Woodley, Noah Spruill, Wilson Hatfield
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book T, page 113-114,
1 Jan 1881, (missing page 114) ... Edmund L Sawyer to Doctrine I Davenport ... One Hundred Twenty Five Acres ... Twenty One Hundred Dollars ... Adjoining the lands whereon Henry Ambrose lives formerly known as Jacob Hassell, deceased, tract and adjoining Carnie Spruill, Micajah Phelps and Arthur Collins, known as the tract of land whereon I now live, and for further references refer to two deeds, one from Daniel Woodly & wife dated 18 Jun 1877, Registered 27 of August 1877, Bk Q Page 295 & 296. Another from Noah Spruill & wife dated 23 Mar 1878, registered April 16, 1878 in book R page 34 & 35. Each in Washington County Registers Office ... Signed: Edmund L Sawyer ... Witness: Wilson Hatfield

Doctrine I Davenport, Edmund L Sawyer
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book T, page 215-216,
2 Jan 1881, (missing page 216) ... Mortgage ... Doctrine I Davenport to Edmund L Sawyer ... [security] tract of land whereon Edmund Sawyer now lives ... One Hundred & Twenty Five acres ... reference made to deed from Edmund L Sawyer to Doctrine I Davenport bearing date 1 Jan 1881 ... (missing page 216)

Doctrine I Davenport, Charlotte Davenport, Charles McGowan, Mariah Clifton, Sarah Clifton, Charles Latham, John Clifton, Stephen A Davenport, Bailey Phelps, Daniel Clifton, Joshua B Davenport
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book T, page 176-177,
24 Jan 1881, (missing page 177) ... Doctrine I Davenport and wife Charlotte Davenport to Charles Macgown ... Sixty Acres ... Five Hundred Dollars, one hundred down, one hundred paid per year for four years ... note to bear no interest ... Scuppernong Township ... [land] I bought from Mariah Clifton & Sarah Clifton deed dated 9 Aug 1876. Also one other deed from Mariah & Sarah Clifton dated 9 Aug 1876. Also one other deed sold by Charles Latham commissioner dated 20 Nov 1877. Reference being had to said deeds. Further ... John Clifton's patent line ... north side of the New Lands Public Road ... Stephen A Davenport's line ... Bailey Phelps' line ... Mariah & Sarah Clifton's deed for 13 or 14 acres sold to Doctrine I Davenport ... Daniel Clifton's, deceased, that shot himself, line ... Signed: Doctrine I Davenport (seal), Charlottey (her X mark) Davenport ... [examination of "Shallottey" Davenport made by Joshua B Davenport ...]

Sam H Lewis, J P Newberry, Daniel Garnett
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book T, page 213-214,
5 Mar 1881, Proven on oath of Daniel Garnett to Court Clerk 11 Mar 1881, Registered 12 Mar 1881, (fragment) ... Mortgage ... Sam H Lewis to J P Newberry ... [security] all crops raised ... One Black Horse, Household & Kitchen furniture ... due on or before 1 Nov 1881 ... Signed: Sam H Lewis ... Witness: Daniel Garnett [mortgage marked paid in full 14 Nov 1881[

Amos Pettiford, J P Newberry, Daniel Garnett
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book T, page 214-215,
7 Mar 1881, Proven on oath of Daniel Garnett to court clerk 11 Mar 1881, Registered 12 Mar 1881,... Mortgage ... Amos Pettiford to J P Newberry ... for advances of supplies and money to be made during the year 1881, not to exceed Two Hundred and Seventy Five Dollars ... [security] Land known as the Guardner land, lying on Welches Creek adjoining Rubin Pettiford & Others and also One Mule, One Cart, Household & Kitchen furniture & farming utensils ... Due by 1 Nov 1881 ... Signed: Amos (his X mark) Pettiford ... Witness Daniel Garnett

Joseph B Ambrose, Sarah L Ambrose, Ashbury W Ambrose, James I Ambrose, Woodson S Ambrose, William H Ambrose, James A Norman
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book Y, page 206-207,
2 Mar 1881, Proven on certificate of Josha B Davenport J.P. by W S Davenport court clerk 2 Mar 1881, Registered 26 Nov 1885 ... Joseph B Ambrose & wife Sarah L Ambrose & Ashbury W Ambrose to James I Ambrose ... One Hundred & Eighty Dollars ... a certain parcel of land being on the south side of Scuppernong River ... twenty seven acres ... adjoining the lands of Woodson S Ambrose and others, known as all of our interest in said track whereon William H Ambrose died, it being all of our interest in which we inherited from our father William H Ambrose ... Signed: Joseph B Ambrose, Sarah (her X mark) Ambrose ... Witness: James A Norman ... [proven on oath of Joseph & Sarah Ambrose and Ashbury W Ambrose to Joshua B Davenport J.P. Sarah examination also by Joshua B Davenport, J.P.]

Nehemiah F Ambrose, Celia Ambrose, James I Ambrose, Woodson S Ambrose, William H Ambrose, Alexander Armstrong
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book Y, page 205-206,
11 Jun 1884, Proven on certificate of Alex Armstrong J.P. by W S Davenport court clerk 20 Jun 1884, Registered 26 Nov 1885 ... Nehemiah F Ambrose & wife Celia to James I Ambrose ... Ninety Dollars ... a certain parcel of land being on the south side of Scuppernong River ... one third part of one hundred acres ... adjoining the lands of Woodson S Ambrose and others known as all of our interest in said track whereon William H Ambrose died, it being all of our interest in which we inherited from our father William H Ambrose ... Signed: Nehemiah (his X mark) Ambrose, Celia Ambrose ... Witness: Alex Armstrong ... [proven on oath of Nehemiah & Celia Ambrose to Alexander Armstrong J.P. Celia examination also by Alexander Armstrong, J.P.]

Joshua B Davenport, Caroline E Davenport, Emmer Jane Tarkenton, Charles W Swain, Peter Swain, B C Swain,
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book Y, page 204-205,
15 Aug 1884, Proven on certificate of Thos B Bateman J.P. by W S Davenport court clerk 20 Feb 1885, Registered 14 Nov 1885 ... Joshua B Davenport & wife Caroline E Davenport to Emmer (?) Jane Tarkenton ... Sixty Dollars ... Sixteen acres ... in Skinnerville Township ... adjoining the lands of Charles W Swain & others and further known as the part of Peter Swain Tract which B C Swain inherited from his father Peter Swain and further known as the land Joshua B Davenport purchased from C W Swain as agent for B C Swain of the State of Florida ... Signed 15 Aug 1884: Joshua B Davenport, Caroline E Davenport ... [no witness] ... [oath of Joshua & Caroline E Davenport made to Thos. B Bateman, J.P. - examination of Caroline E Davenport by Thos B Bateman - 20 Feb 1885]

James I Ambrose, Mary W Ambrose, Jesse Sawyer, Jesse A Ambrose, W D Ambrose, Lennie E Dunston
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book Y, page 696-697,
15 Jan 1886, Proven on certificate of Joshua B Davenport J.P. by W S Davenport court clerk 21 Apr 1886, Registered 21 Apr 1886 ... Mortgage ... Whereas James I Ambrose and wife Mary W Ambrose [are indebted] to Jesse Sawyer ... Eighty Dollars ... due 1st day of Jan 1887 ... [Security] ... Twenty Five acres of land in Scuppernong township ... South side of Scuppernong River, adjoining the lands of Jesse A Ambrose and W D Ambrose ... one half of the tract of land whereon we now live ... W D Ambrose line & Jesse Ambrose corner ... Moccoson [Moccasin] Creek ... said tract to be as wide at the north end as it is on the south end ... Signed: J I Ambrose (seal), Mary W (her X mark) Ambrose (seal) ... Witness Lennie E Dunston ...

Anet Briggs, Ebenezer Dunston, T J Norman, Bailey Biggs, John L Comb, Joseph Davis, Jeremiah Sawyer
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book Y, page 697,
2 Mar 1886, (fragment) ... Anet Briggs to Ebenezer Dunston ... Ten Dollars ... Six acres ... in Skinnerville ... on north side of the main road and Sound road leading from White Chapple Church to the fork of road near to T J Norman, deceased, ... adjoining Bailey Biggs & John L Comb & others ... bought from Joseph Davis & wife and Jeremiah Sawyer & wife ...

S D Ambrose, Sarah F Ambrose, James Phelps, Nancy Phelps, Ulysses G Davenort, Aaron W Davenport, Ely Woodley, Dennis Barnes
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book 47, pages 88-89,
26 Dec 1889, Proven 28 Oct 1902 on oath of L D Ambrose and Sarah F Ambrose to C J Spear, J.P. Registered 29 Oct 1902 ... S D Ambrose and wife Sarah F Ambrose and James Phelps & wife Nancy Phelps to Ulysses G Davenport ... Fifty Dollars ... Sixty Five Acres ... all our right title and interest in the land that Aaron W Davenport died .. possessed of ... Indian Field ... Ely Woodly's land ... Goshen track of land ... between Aaron W Davenport & Dennis Barnes ... Signed: Sarah (her X mark) Ambrose, L D Ambrose (seal), Nancy (her X mark) Phelps [James Phelps did not sign deed or the court clerk left off his signature on the copy] ... Witness A W Ambrose ... [Sarah F Ambrose examination by C J Spear JP 28 Oct 1902] ...on oath of A W Ambrose to the mark of Nancy Phelps, dec'd ... 28 Oct 1902

D I Davenport, Doctrine I Davenport, Lucinda Woodley
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book 38, page 295,
26 Dec 1898 (preprinted form - "fill in the blanks") ... Lucinda Woodly to D I Davenport ... Six Hundred Dollars ... 70 acres ... ... Eli Snell's line ... Ulysses Davenport's corner ... [Doctrine & Charlotte Davenport apparently purchased this land on credit for 100.00 down and 500.00 to be paid over 4 years ... see Deed - Bk 38 pgs 515-516, 26 Dec 1898]

D I Davenport, Doctrin I Davenport, Charlotte Davenport, Lucinda Woodley, W J Mercer
   Washington County, North Carolina, Deed Book 38, pages 515-516,
26 Dec 1898, Registered 28 Dec 1898 ... Mortgage from D I Davenport [Doctrin I] & wife Charlotte to Lucinda Woodley ... Five Hundred Dollars ... [Security] 70 acres of land in Washington County & Beaver Dam Township ... Eli Snell's line ... Ulysses Davenport's corner ... herewithin payable in 4 equal parts ... 26 Dec 1899, 26 Dec 1900, 26 Dec 1901 & 26 Dec 1902 ... Signed: D I Davenport (seal), Charlotte (her X mark) Davenport (seal) ... Witness: W J Mercer J P ... [examination of Charlotte Davenport follows] ... Mortgage marked paid in full 29 Oct 1902

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