John and John Adam Correll
on Dutch Buffelow and Grants Creeks,
 Rowan County, North Carolina


Deeds and Other Civil Records Establishing the Identity of John and John Adam Correll

Peter (wife Anna Eva Troutman), William (wife Matholine Powlus), John Adam (wife Margaret), John (wife Mary) and Jacob (wife Elizabeth) Correll were the earliest Corrells in Rowan County. John and John Adam have been misidentified as one and the same person. The grantor/grantee indices for deeds list John Adam for land that the deed states was owned by John and Mary. Jacob and John have also been misidentified. The McCubbins Collection (Rowan Public Library, Salisbury, NC) contains references to a deed from John and Elizabeth Correll to John Adam Correll, although reading of the original document shows it was Jacob and Elizabeth selling land to John Adam Correll. The following contains research of the original land records that have allowed a more certain identification of John and John Adam Correll.

updated 20 May 2013


The earliest known Rowan County Corrells, Jacob, John and Peter, date to 1778. Peter entered land in Rowan in 1778 on Second Creek, and Jacob on Dutch Buffelow Creek (1).

7 February 1778, Entry No. 308, Peter Correll enters 150 acres in Rowan County on waters of Second Creek bordering Andrew Holtshouser's north line, John Josey, Valentine Hornbarger & Jesse Philips line.

7 March 1778, Entry No. 551, George Lewis Barger and George Roseman enters 640 acres in Rowan County on waters of Dutch Buffelow Creek bordering Philip Yeost, Jacob Correll & John Benfield, formerly surveyed for William Robinson and sold to Michael Barger.

Jacob and John Correll were on the tax list of Captain Bergers Company in 1778. John Correll and Peter Corl were listed as serving in the Salibury Militia in 1778, thus proving their service to the Patriots during the Revolutionary War (2).

1778 Rowan County, NC Tax List of Capt. [George Henry] Berger
    Corral, John  122:10 [pounds:shillings]
Poles:
    Corral, Jacob

1778 Rowan County, NC Militia, Account of names who kept guard at the Gaol
     Aug 22: Peter Corl
    Aug 23: John Correll

No documents exist to prove a relationship between John, Jacob and Peter Correll. John and Jacob owned adjoining lands. Peter was closeby, just west of Jacob and John.

John and Mary Correll.  John Correll entered several tracts of land on Dutch Buffelow Creek in 1783  (3).

14 September 1783 Entry #2651. John Correll, 110 acres on head waters of Buffelow Creek adjoining Reuben Philips, his own line and Peter Edelman

14 September 1783 Entry #2652. John Correll, 110 acres on head of Buffelow Creek adjoining William Anderson, Reuben Philips & his own land.

John was apparently living on this land as he was taxed on 240 acres in 1784.

1784 Rowan County Tax List of Capt. Nathaniel Johnston's Company
    John Carrell, 240 acres

These two tracts were granted in 1786 (4). The Grantee/Grantor Index lists John Adam Correll as the grantee, however, he was identified only as John Correll in the grants, and later, in the deeds when he sold the land. These index entries are apparently an error of later transcribers in the Registrar's Office. John Adam Correll was a different man, as will be proven in the section following this discussion of John and Mary Correll.

State of N Carolina N'o 1289...for and in consideration of the sum of 50 shillings for every hundred acres hereby granted paid into our Treasury by John Correll have given & granted, & by  these presents do give & grant unto the said John Correll a tract of land containing 113 acres lying & being in our County of Rowan on the head waters of Buffalow Creek begining at a large pine William Phillip's corner on Reubin Phillip's line & runs along said William Phillip's line and past his corner 6 ch's & 70 links south 37 ch's & 70 links to a stake on said Corrells line of another tract thence along his line west 35 ch's & 50 links to a black oak near said Correls corner thence north 37 ch's & 70 links to a post oak on said Rudolph [sic] Phillips's line thence along his line east 35 & half ch's to the beginning...at Kinston the 25th day of October in the 11th year of our Independence A. D. 1786.

State of North Carolina N'o 1445....for & in consideration of the sum of 50 shillings for every hundred acres hereby granted paid into our Treasury by John Correll have given & granted, & by these presents do give & grant unto the said John Correll a tract of land containing 133 acres lying & being in our County of Rowan on the head waters of Buffalow Creek beginning at a pine on John Agles line said Correls corner of another tract and runs along said Agles's line east 26 ch's to a hicory said Agles's corner along his line south 17 ch's to a hicory near said Agles's corner thence east 15 ch's to a stake & stone thence north 38 ch's & 50 links to a hicory thence west to William Phillip's corner & runs along his line in all 41 ch's to a pine thence south to said Correls corner & along his line to the beginning...at Kinston the 25th day of October in the 11th year of our Independence A. D. 1786.

John Correll was enumerated in 1790, as were a Jacob Correll, Adam Correll, and Peter Corl:

    1790 US Census, Salisbury District, Rowan County, NC
    p. 174
        Jacob Correll    1mo16, 2mu16, 2f [Cold Water Creek]
        John Correll      1mo16, 5mu16, 2f [Dutch Buffelow Creek]
    p. 177
        Adam Correll    1mo16, 1mu16, 4f  [Buffelow Creek]
        Peter Corl         1mo16, 2mu16, 4f [Dutch Second Creek]

John, along with wife Mary, sold the first tract in 1793 to Jacob Castor Sr (5).

4th day of October in the year of our Lord 1793 Between John Correll & Mary his wife of the County of Rowan & State of North Carolina of the one part, and Jacob Caster Sen'r of the County & State aforesaid of the other part, Witness that the John Correll & Mary his wife for & in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds...all that tract or parcel of land situate lying & being in the County of Rowan & on the head waters of a branch of Dutch Buffalow Creek (being a tract of land granted unto the said John Correll by Patent bearing date the 25th day of October 1786)...beginning at a large pine formerly William Phillip's corner on Reubin Philip's line and runs along said William Phillip's line (& past his corner six chains and seventy links) south thirty seven chains & seventy links to a stake on s'd Correll's line of another tract thence along his line west thirty five chains and fifty links to a black oak near said Correll's corner thence north thirty seven ch's and seventy links to a post oak on said Reuben Phillip's line thence along his line east thirty five and a half chains to the begining containing by estimation 133 acres of land...
[signed] John Correl (seal)
            Mary (her F mark) Correll (seal)
[witness] Robert Linn, Peter (his X mark) Barringer

The other tract was sold by John (Mary was not mentioned) in 1794, subdivided between John Eagle (13 acres) and Barbara Wensell (113 acres). John was identified as being in Iredell Co., NC (6,7).

This indenture made this sixteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety four between John Correl of the County of Iredell and State of North Carolina of the one part and John Eagle of the County of Rowan and State aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said John Correl for & in consideration of the sum of ten pounds...all that piece or parcel of land, situate lying & being in the County of Rowan and on the headwaters of a branch of Dutch Buffellow Creek being a part of a tract of one hundred and thirteen acres of land granted to the said John Correll by letters patent bearing date the twenty fifth day of October Anno domini one thousand seven hundred and eighty six...Beginning at a hicory said Correls corner and runs thence north with said Eagles line twelve chains and twenty five links to a small hicory sapling said Eagles corner, thence east ten chains and sixty links to a stake about five feet south of a blazed black oak on the north side of a branch, thence south twelve chains and twenty five links to a stake on George Rosemans line on which is a blazed hicory and a pine, thence west ten chins and sixty links to the beginning containing by estimation thirteen acres of land...
[signed] John Corrall (seal)
[witness} George Roseman, Jacob (his G mark) Overkirsh

This indenture made the first day of August in the year of Our Lord 1794 between John Correll of the County of Iredell and State of North Carolina on the one part and Barbara Wensell of the County & State aforesaid of the other part...for and in consideration of the sum of 14 pounds...being a parcel or part of a tract of land containing one hundred and thirteen acres granted to said Correll by letter pattent twenty fifth day of  October 1786...situate on head waters of a branch of Dutch Bufallo Creek at a pine in John Eagle's line & thence to Jacob Caster Sen'r & runs along Eagle's line east 26 chains to his corner a small hicory & continues the same course in all 36 chains & 60 links to a stake about 5 feet south of a blazed black oak on the north side of a branch thence south 20 ch's & 25 links to a stake on George Rosemans line near which stand a blazed hicory & a pine thence along Rosemans line east four chains & 40 links to a stake and stone said Rosemans corner thence north 38 ch's & 50 links to a hicory thence west unto George Henry Bergers corner & along his and William Phillips line in all 46 ch's to a line then south to Jacob Castor Sen'r & along his line to the beginning...

John Correll and wife Mary received a 350 acre grant on Dutch Buffelow Creek from the State of North Carolina in 1784. Three years later they sold the 350 acres in two parts, one 180 acre piece to Michael Overcash and the other 170 acres to Jacob Caster Sr. (8,9)

This indenture made the 6th day of Novem'r, in the year of our lord 1787 between John Correll & Mary his wife of the County of Rowan & State of North Carolina of the one part and Michael Overkirsk of the County & State af'd of the other part Witnesseth...all that tract or parcel of land situate lying & being in the County of Rowan afs'd, & on the waters branches of the waters of Dutch Buffaloe Buffalow Creek joining to lands of Robert Wood's Adam Correll John Eagle & other lands of said John Corrells Begin'g at a white oak on Robert Woods line & runs along his line south 41 ch's & 5 links to a persimmon thence along John Eagles line east 38 ch's & 50 links to a stake on his line thence north 40 ch's to a black jack thence east 6 ch's to a black oak sapling thence north one chain & 50 links to a stake thence to the begining containing by estimation 180 acres of land be the same more or less it being part of a tract of land granted by the State of No Carolina unto the said John Correll by patent bearing date the 4th day of Nov'r A.D. 1784...
[signed] John Correll (seal)
                Mary Correll (seal)

This indenture made the 4th day of October in the year of our Lord 1793 Between John Correll & Mary his wife of the County of Rowan & State of North Carolina of the one part, and Jacob Caster Sen'r of the County & State aforesaid of the other part, Witness that the John Correll & Mary his wife for & in consideration of the sum of one hundred & ten pounds...all that tract or part of a tract of three hundred & fifty acres of land (which was granted unto the said John Correll by patent bearing date the 4th day of Nov'r 1784...) situate lying & being in the County of Rowan & on one of the head branches of Dutch Buffalow beginning at a post oak Overkirsh's corner & runs along the division line east forty four & an half ch's to a heap of stones Overkirsh's corner standing on John Eagle's line thence with said Eagle's line north thirty chains to a pine his corner thence north fourteen chains & eighty links to a stake thence west seventy four & half chains to a stake thence south to Robert Wood's corner along his line south to the beginning containing by estimation 170 acres of land...
[signed] John Correl (seal)
            Mary (her M mark) Correll (seal)
[witness] Robert Linn, Peter (his X mark) Barringer

John and Mary were in the census of 1800 in Iredell County. He left a will in Iredell County in 1829, naming "my worthy friend William Correll Executor". His family has been well researched. Unfortunately, these records do not reveal the maiden name of Mary. Some researchers call her "Mary Townsend", but this compiler has yet to find a single record from North Carolina or Pennsylvania that sheds light on her parentage.

1800 US Census, Iredell County, NC
    p. 638
    John Correll     1m10-16 [Samuel], 2m16-26 [John, David], 1m45+ [John]
                             2fu10 [Margaret, Mary Ann], 1f10-16 [Rachel], 1f45+ [Mary]

1802 January 5, Rowan County, NC Marriage. John Correll and Mary Ann Troutman

1810 US Census, Iredell County, NC
    p. 161
    Samuel Correll 2mu10, 1m26-44
                             1f26-44
    John Correll     1m45+ [John]
                             2f10-16 [Margaret, Mary Ann], 1f16-26 [Rachel], 1f45+ [Mary]

1817 August 07 Iredell County, NC Marriage. David Correll and Elizabeth Pritchard.

1820 US Census, Iredell County, NC
    p. 25
    John Correll    1m45+ [John]
                            1f16-26, 1f45+ [Mary]
p.  146
    Christian Correll 1mu5, 1m16-26
                                 1f16-26
                                 1fslu14
p. 160 (appears to be a duplicate listing)
    Christian Correll 1mu5, 1m16-26
                              1f16-26
                               1fslu14

1830 US Census, Iredell Co., NC
    John Correll     1m20-30
                             1fu5, 1f20-30
    Joseph Correll 1mu5, 1m20-30
                             1fu5, 1f20-30
    David Correll   2mu5, 1m5-10, 1m10-15, 1m15-20, 1m40-50
                             1f5-10, 1f10-15, 1f30-40
    William Correll 1m60-70 [b.1760-1770]
                            1f60-70
    Christian Correll 1mu5, 1m5-10, 1m10-15, 1m40-50,
                              1fu5-10, 2f10-15, 1f30-40
                              1mslu10
                              2fsl14-23

1840 US Census, Iredell Co., NC
p. 189
    Jacob Keever   1mu5, 1m5-10, 1m10-15, 1m20-30, 1m40-50
                             1fu5, 1f5-10, 2f10-15, 1f15-20, 1f40-50
p. 200
    David Correll 2mu5, 2m10-15, 1m50-60
                             1fu5, 2f10-15, 1f30-40
p. 230
    Christian Correll 1mu5, 1m5-10, 1m10-15, 1m15-20, 1m20-30, 1m40-50
                              1f5-10, 1f10-15, 1f20-30, 1f30-40

Descendants of John and Mary Correll
 1   John Correll b: Abt. 1747-1756 in PA d: Abt. 1829 in Iredell Co., NC
..  +Mary d: August 28, 1842 in Rowan Co., NC
..... 2   John Correll  b: Bet. 1774-1776 in Albany Twp, Berks Co., PA d: October 07, 1844 in Crawford Co., IL
.........  +Mary Ann Troutman m: January 05, 1802 in Rowan Co., NC b: Abt. 1780 in Rowan Co., NC d: 1851 in Crawford Co., IL
..... 2   David Correll  b: October 11, 1783 in Rowan Co., NC d: August 25, 1855
.........  +Elizabeth Pritchard m: August 07, 1817 b: Abt. 1785
..... 2   Samuel Correll  b: Abt. 1786
.........  +Mary Queen
..... 2   son Correll  b: Abt. 1789
..... 2   Rachel Correll  b: November 29, 1789 in Rowan Co., NC d: February 18, 1868 in Alexander Co., NC
.........  +David Pritchard  b: Bet. 1780 - 1789 d: Aft.1870 in Alexander Co., NC
..... 2   Margaret Correll  b: 1794
.........  +Daniel Atkinson  b: Abt. 1790
..... 2   Mary Ann Correll  b: January 11, 1795 in Iredell Co., NC d: August 16, 1859 in Alexander Co., NC
.........  +Jacob Keever m: Bet. 1813 - 1814 b: June 09, 1792 in PA d: August 17, 1880 in Wolf Bayou, Cleburne Co., AR


Johannes Adam Correll. Johannes Adam Correll was also known as Adam Correll in Rowan County. John Adam Correll purchased the 280 acre tract on Dutch Buffelow Creek in 1787 from Jacob and Elizabeth Correll (10). The McCubbins Collection refers to the grantors as John and Elizabeth, but reading from the deed book showed that this was an error.

This indenture made the eleventh day of April in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred & eighty seven between Jacob Correll and Elizabeth his wife of the County of Rowan and State of North Carolina of the one party & John Adam Correll of the County and State afores'd of the other party Witnesseth that the said Jacob Correll & Elizabeth his wife for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred & eighty pounds...all that tract or parcel of land situate lying & being in the County of Rowan and on the waters of Buffaloe Creek. Beginning at a persimon sapling John Corrells corner on Robert Woods line & runs along said Corrells line east 38 ch's 50 links to a stake on John Eagles line thence along said eagles line south 6 ch's & 20 links to a black oak s'd Eagles corner thence along his line east 2 ch's & 50 links to a black oak Phillip Bergers corner thence along his line sought 67 ch's & 40 links to a post oak sapling thence west 30 ch's to a post oak on John Stigerwalts line thence along his line north 18 ch's & 50 links to a white oak s'd Stigerwalts corner thence along his line west 11 ch's to an ellum by a branch s'd Woods corner, thence along his line north to the beginning being by estimation two hundred & eighty acres...
[signed] Jacob Correl (seal)
       Lisebet Correl (seal)
[witness] John Corel

Note that John Correll was a witness. John Adam Correll sold 210 acres of this land in 1794 (11):

This indenture made the twelfth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety four between John Adam Correll of the County of Rowan & State of North Carolina of the one part and John Stirewalt Sen'r of the County and State aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said John Adam Correll for & in consideration of the sum of one hundred & eighty seven pounds eight shillings....that part of a tract or parcel of land situate lying & being in the County of Rowan and on the waters of Buffelew Creek beginning at a post oak grub on said Corrells old line & runs thence east twenty five chains & sixty three links to a stake on John Eagles line thence along said Eagles line south six chains & twenty links to a black oak said Eagles corner thence along his line east two chains & fifty links to a black oak a corner to the lands of Philip Barger heirs thence along their line south sixty seven chains & forty links to a post oak sapl'g , thence west thirty chains to a post oak on said Stirewalts line thence along his line north eighteen chains & fifty links to a white oak said Stirewalts corner thence east thirteen chains & eighty links to a black jack oak thence north to the beginning containing by estimation two hundred & ten acres & sixty four poles
[signed] Johannes Adam Correl
[witness] John Rentelman, Benjamin Lentz

John Stirewalt Sr (1732-1796) and wife Mary Kungel owned land adjacent to Jacob and Elizabeth Correll of Dutch Buffelow Creek prior to buying their land through (Johann) Adam Correll. John and Mary Stirewalt had a daughter, Margaret, who was likely the wife of (Johann) Adam Correll.

John Adam Correll was referred to as Adam Correll in a deed in 1787 when John and Mary Correll sold 180 acres of their 350 acre grant to Michael Overkirsh (8). He was also referred to as Adam Correll when Robert Woods sold his adjoining land on Dutch Buffelow Creek in 1794 (12).

This indenture made the 6th day of Novem'r, in the year of our lord 1787 between John Correll & Mary his wife of the County of Rowan & State of North Carolina of the one part and Michael Overkirsk of the County & State af'd of the other part Witnesseth...all that tract or parcel of land situate lying & being in the County of Rowan afs'd, & on the waters branches of the waters of Dutch Buffaloe Buffalow Creek joining to lands of Robert Wood's Adam Correll John Eagle & other lands of said John Corrells Begin'g at a white oak on Robert Woods line & runs along his line south 41 ch's & 5 links to a persimmon thence along John Eagles line east 38 ch's & 50 links to a stake on his line thence north 40 ch's to a black jack thence east 6 ch's to a black oak sapling thence north one chain & 50 links to a stake thence to the begining containing by estimation 180 acres of land be the same more or less it being part of a tract of land granted by the State of No Carolina unto the said John Correll by patent bearing date the 4th day of Nov'r A.D. 1784...
[signed] John Correll (seal)
        Mary Correll (seal)

1794 January 1, Robert Woods, a weaver of the County of Rowan and State of North Carolina of the one part & Thomas Dotson, a shoemaker of the County and State af'd of the other part...release for 300 acres on Dutch Buffellow Creek west to David Miller, Eberheart Smith, John Stearwalt, Adam Correll, John Correll & George Eagle...

In both of these above documents, John Adam was clearly distinguished from John Correll. Thus John Correll (wife Mary) who went to Iredell County, and John Adam Correll, who also went to Iredell County, were not the same man. Importantly, John Stirewalt, neighbor to Johann Adam Correll, also identified John Adam Correll as Adam Correll, when John Stirewalt sold the land formerly owned by John Adam Correll (13). Note that the metes and bounds were identical to the 1794 deed of John Adam Correll to John Stigerwalt.

6 October 1796 John Stigerwalt Sen to Tobias Stigerwalt...on Dutch Buffelow Creek beginning at a post oak grub & Adam Correll old line & runs east twenty five ch's and sixty three links to a stake on John Eagles line thence along said Eagles line south 6 chn's and 20 links to a black oak in said Eagles corner thence along his line east two chn's and fifty linds to a black oak a corner to the lands of Phillip Burgess heirs thence along there line south sixty seven chn's and forty links to a post oak sapling thence west thirty chn's to a post oak on John Stigerwalt Jun'r corner thence ___ east along his line north _8 ch's & 50 links to a white oak said Stigerwalts corner thence east thirteen chn's and 30 links to a black jack thence south to the beginning containing by estimation two hundred ten acres...

Alleviating some of the confusion is a 1796 deed from William Alexander to Adam Correll of Iredell County, North Carolina, for 130 acres on Grant's Creek in Rowan County (14). This farm was due north of Cold Water and Dutch Buffelow Creeks.

1796 September 22. Wm Alexander of the County of Rowan and State of N Carolina of the one part and Adam Correll of the County of Iredell & State aforesaid of the other part...for the sum of three hundred pounds...all that tract or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the County of Rowan..beginning at a swamp oak on the on the southwest side of Grants Creek & southeast corner to Alex'r Cathey then west by the same 101 poles to a white oak on said line & corner to George Cathey Jun'r survey thence by the same south 92 poles to a white oak thence east 52 poles cross said Creek the same course 132 poles to Panther Run 164 poles to a post oak on Matthew Brandon's line thence north by the same 161 poles to a red oak corner to said land thence west sixty three poles to a hickory on Alex'r Catheys line then along his line to the beginning containing by computation 130 acres, 30 acres being excepted as covered with water in former deed [1768 Richard Brandon to George Sevitz DB 6, p.551] by the same, more or less.

Also another tract joining the aforesaid tract beginning at a post oak a corner of the above describe tract on the line of Matthew Brandon runs along his line south nineteen chains to a plumb tree on Paul Barringers line then along his line west eight chains & twenty links to a black oak sapling his corner then along his line south four & a half chains to a black oak his corner then along his line south twenty deg's west twenty & a half ch[ains] to a black oak, thence north fifty three degrees west thirty four chains to a poplar on William Catheys line thence north along said Catheys line ten chains to a stake, then east fifty five chains to the beginning containing by computation 123 acres...
[signed] Will Alexander (seal)
[witness] Matt Brandon, Richard Locke

In 1809, John Correll, son of John Adam, and Margaret Correll, widow of John Adam, sold the two tracts of 253 acres on Grants Creek to John Stirewalt (15). These were the tracts purchased by Adam Correll of Iredell Co., NC fromWilliam Alexander.

180?9 July 3, John Correll & Margaret Correll widow of Adam Correll, Dec'd both of the County of Rowan in the State of N Carolina of the one part and John Stirewalt of the County & State afoursaid of the other part...for the sum of nine hundred & fifty dollars...all that tract and parcel of land lying and being in the County of Rowan... & on both sides of Grants Creek beginning at a red oak stump Mathew Brandons corner on Henery Sevitz line south fifty nine chains & twenty five links his corner a plumb tree on Paul Barringers line in the low ground of Panther Run then with said Barringers line west five chains & forty five links to a black oak his corner then with his line south five chains & fifty links to a black oak his corner then with his line south twenty degrees with twenty chains & fifty links to said Barringers corner a black oak on the timber ridge then again with his line north fifty three degrees west thirty four chains to a __ed in the ___ ___ a poplar on Richard Trotters line & on the north side of Grants Creek then with his line north ten chains to a stake corner to another tract of the said John Stirewalt in a large bog or flag pond then with his other line east crossing Grants Creek to include all the land not covered with water by the mill pond at its greatest height of flowing then down the east side of said mill pond excluding all the various courses of the highest water mark to a maple formerly Henery Sevitz on the east ledge of the said mill pond then west to the beginning...containing by estimation about two hundred & fifty three acres

John Adam was enumerated as Adam in 1790 and taxed as Adam in Rowan in 1796 and 1798 (2), suggesting that John Adam only owned land in Iredell, but lived in Rowan County.

1790 US Census, Salisbury District, Rowan County, NC
    p. 177
        Adam Correll    1mo16, 1mu16, 4f

1796 Rowan County Tax List of Capt. John Rentelmon
    Peter Corl, 150 acres, 3 Black Polls
    Jacob Carster [Castor]: 300 acres, 1 White Poll
   Adam Covel [Correll]: 360 acres, 1 White Poll

1798 Tax List of Capt. Richard Locke
    Correll, Adam, 213 acres, 1 White Poll
    Correll, William [blank]

John Adam Correll was a trustee of the United Congregation of Presbyterians and Lutherans (Savitz Church) in 1799 when the trustees purchased 4 acres of  land on Cold Water Creek for the church (16).

1800 US Census, Rowan County, NC
p. 311
Adam Corell   1mu10, 2m10-16, 1m26-45

                         1fu10, 2f10-16, 1f26-45

John Adam sold his land in Iredell County, which was adjacent to John and Mary Correll, in November 1801 (17).

1801 November 03. Adam Correll of Rowan County to James McGinty of Iredell of $500, 510 acres on waters of 3rd Creek joining John Correll, part of a grant to James McKnight 4 Nov 1784 conveyed to Adam Correll 1794. Witness: Matthew Brandon, William Watts.

Adam Correll's will was probated in Rowan County in 1803, naming wife Margaret, son John, and "my other children" (18).  Philip Correll, Revolutionary War Soldier, of Cold Water Creek, was executor, and identified as Adam's brother. Moses Bellah, immediate neighbor of William Correll, was the other executor. Jacob Correll was one of the witnesses.

In the name of God Amen! I Adam Correll of the County of Rowan & State of No Carolina, being sickly & infirm of body, but of sound mind & disposing memory, But calling to mind the mortality of life & the many toils that attend the families of intestates, have though it fit to make this my last will & test:

1/ It is my will that all my just debts be paid & my funeral expenses discharged.

2/ I give & bequeath to my beloved wife Margaret the one third part of my real estate & during her natural life, or during the period she remains my widow, including the house we now live in & other out buildings except my new barn, which I will to my other devises hereafter named.

3/ I give devise & bequeath unto my son John all the land that I am now possessed of, including the barn aforesaid to him & his heirs forever with the encumbrance aforesaid & excepting the third part of my meadow, which I allow to my wife as above divised.

4/ All the residue of my estate of every denomination I give & bequeath unto my wife aforesaid & all my children except my son John, share & share alike.

Lastly I nominate, constitute, & appoint my brother Philip Correll, & Moses Bellah Esquire exec'ts of  this my last will & test. In witness wherof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 25th day of June 1803.

Signed, sealed & pronounced in the presence of                    Adam (his mark) Correll  (seal)
    Matt Brandon, Jur't
    Jacob Correll
    Henry Sucort

In 1804, Philip Correll became the guardian of three daughters of Adam, namely Elizabeth (Betsy), Catherine (Kity), and Mary Correll (19). Mary married Peter Albright in 1812, with Philip Correll, her guardian, as bondsman. Peter Albright was the brother of Susannah Albright, who married Adam's eldest son, John Correll in 1808.

John and Susannah Albright Correll lived on the Back Branch of Grants Creek on land near or adjoining Adam Correll.  Elizabeth Correll married Henry Sechler, son of Rudolph Sechler of Grants Creek. Henry's sister, Mary Sechler, married John Albright, brother of Susannah Albright, children of Michael Albright of Grants Creek.

In 1810 the tax list of Captain Stirewalt's Company lists Philip Correll, guardian, paying tax on 178 acres of land

1810 Captain Stirewalt's Company   
Curell, Philip                      1530 acres, 1 Black Poll
dito, one Stud hoars 9-10-6 [pounds-shillings-pence]
Curell Jacob                       600 acres, 1 White Poll
Curell Philip as garden    178 acres
Curell Philip                       281 acres
  for nixins land

Descendants of Johannes Adam Correll (not all children known)
 1   John Adam Correll  b: Abt. 1762 d: Aft. 25 June 1803 in Rowan Co., NC
..  +Margaret ?Stirewalt
..... 2   John Correll  b: Abt. 1780 d: Abt. 1822 in Rowan Co., NC
.........  +Susannah Albright m: December 17, 1808 in Rowan Co., NC
..... 2   Catherine Correll  b: Aft. 1782 in Rowan Co., NC
..... 2   Mary Correll  b: Aft. 1783 in Rowan Co., NC
.........  +Peter Albright m: March 09, 1812 in Rowan Co., NC b: Abt. 1781 d: 1858 in Union Co., IL
..... 2   Joseph Correll  b: Abt. 1791 Baptism: Bet. 1791 - 1793 Lowerstone Church, Rowan Co., NC
..... 2   Elizabeth Correll  b: August 11, 1796 in Rowan Co., NC d: September 20, 1867 in Iredell Co., NC Burial: September 1867 New Sterling Assoc. Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Stony Point, Iredell Co., NC
.........  +Henry W. S. Sechler m: June 10, 1817 in Rowan Co., NC b: January 31, 1794 in Rowan Co., NC d: October 29, 1834 in Rowan Co., NC Burial: October 1834 Mt. Zion Reformed Church, China Grove, Rowan Co., NC


References

1. Pruitt, A. B. (1987) Abstracts of Land Entries 1778, [Rowan County, North Carolina]

2. Lynn, J. W. (1995) Rowan County, North Carolina Tax Lists 1757-1800: Annotated Transcriptions, Salisbury, NC

3. Enochs, R. A. (1988) Rowan County, North Carolina Vacant Land Entries 1778-1789, Indianapolis, IN

4. Rowan County, North Carolina Deed Book 11, pp. 517 & 519, State Library and Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

5. Rowan County, North Carolina Deed Book 13, pp. 399-400, State Library and Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

6. Rowan County, North Carolina Deed Book 14, pp. 585-586, State Library and Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

7. Rowan County, North Carolina Deed Book 17, p. 634, State Library and Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

8. Rowan County, North Carolina Deed Book 11, pp. 446-447, State Library and Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

9. Rowan County, North Carolina Deed Book 11, pp. 400-401, State Library and Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

10. Rowan County, North Carolina Deed Book 11, pp. 43-44, State Library and Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

11. Rowan County, North Carolina Deed Book 24, pp. 702-703, State Library and Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

12. Rowan County, North Carolina Deed Book 13, p. 561, State Library and Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

13. Rowan County, North Carolina Deed Book 16, p. 133, State Library and Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

14. Rowan County, North Carolina Deed Book 16, p. 147, State Library and Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

15. Rowan County, North Carolina Deed Book 19, p. 807-808, State Library and Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

16. Rowan County, North Carolina Deed Book 17, p. 269 State Library and Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

17. Iredell County, North Carolina Deed Book D, pp. 388-389, State Library and Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

18. Rowan County, North Carolina Will Book E, p. 227, Rowan County Record of Wills 1762-1805, Vol. A, B, C, D, E, F, Microfilm C.085.80001, Department of Cultural Resources, State Library and Archives, Raleigh, NC; Rowan County, North Carolina Estate Records [1806], Adam Correll, Miscellaneous Estate Records- CRX Rowan County, Department of Cultural Resources, State Library and Archives, Raleigh, NC

19. Rowan County, North Carolina, Guardian Bonds 1788-1814 (Parts 1-4), State Library and Archives of North Carolina, JB 710, Reel 296, Raleigh, NC


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