Colonial Pettypool-Poole-P'Poole Families


III.b. Stephen Pettypool[4] (of William[1] , William[2] , William[3] ) married Sarah.


Edgecombe and Johnston Counties, North Carolina


Stephen[4], son of William[3] Pettypool and Frances, was in Lunenburg County, Virginia, and listed on the first five tithes, 1748-52, near brother, William[4] and Mary Colwell Pettypool (1).

1748 William Petepool, 1 tithe
1748 Stephan Petepool, 1 tithe

1749 Wm. Pettipool, 1 tithe
1749 Stephen Pettipool, 2 tithes

1750 William Petypool, 2 tithes
1750 William Blaugrave
            -Stephan Pettypool, 3 tithes

1751 William Pool, 2 tithes
1751 Stephen Pool, 2 tithes

1752 William PettyPoole, 3 tithes
1752 Stephen Poole, 1 tithe

Stephen is absent after 1753 from records in Lunenburg County. He moved in late 1752 to Edgecombe County, North Carolina (2). He was apparently married by 1753.

1752 September 4. Peter Crocker of Edgecombe County to Stephen Pettypool, 200 acres on south side of Tar River; witnesses: George Belcher, Francis Williamson, Gerraldus O'Bryan.  Registered February 1753

1753 Lunenburg County, Virginia. Account of Sales of the estate of Samuel Baker, deceased, as it was sold January 5, 1753 and February 3, 1753. Buyers: John Wood, Mark Thornton, Silvanus Stokes Jr, Isham Malone, Argill Blaxtone, Joseph Billups, Thomas Thornton, William Willingham, William Arven, John Thornton, Lewis Duprey, Richard Ashly, Stephen Petty Pool by his wife, Andrew Grymes, Henry Boulton, Thomas Nance, Kathrine Journey, William Harwel, Daniel Malone, John Willingham, William Snelgro. Total: �66.11.9. Per Mark Thornton; recorded February 6, 1753.

1754 February 15. Stephen Pettypool and Sarah his wife, of Edgecombe County to Lawrence Tool, 200 acres on the south side of Tar River, joining the river; witnesses: Abraham Eve, Edward Colwell, George Belcher.

Stephen's land on the Tar River was adjacent to his brother Phillip[4], and to Edward and Tabitha Hill Colwell, parents of Mary Colwell, who married William[4] Pettypool , Stephen's brother. It is tempting to speculate that Stephen's wife, Sarah, may have been another Colwell daughter. Stephen Pettypool witnessed a deed gift of Edward Colwell's plantation to a son, John Colwell, in 1755. John Colwell's land adjoined Phillip Pettypool and Jacob Jones, whose daughter had married Stephen Pettypool's brother, Phillip Pettypool. Two years later, Edward Colwell replaced Stephen was as overseer to build a road (3).

 1755 April 15. Edward Colwell of North Carolina to John Colwell, 140 acres on south side of plantation whereon I now live, and 140 acres more after decease of wife and of me...the land bought of Francis Williamson; witnesses: Laurence Tool, Steven (X) Pettypool.

1757 August 18. Edward Colwell overseer in room of Stephen Pettipool.

1762 April 22. Jacob Jones of Edgecombe County to Wm Pinnell, 200 acres south bank of Tar River adjoining John Colwell, Joseph Howell, Philip Pettypool. Witnesses: Henry Irwin, Alex'r Pool.

1762 May 12. Lord Granville to John Colwell, 360 acres in Edgecombe County joining Joseph Howells old plantation, Jacob Jones, and Crocker's line; sworn chain carriers: Alex'r Pool, Jam's Staton, Wm Haywood, surveyor.

1763 September 9. Tabitha Hill Colwell, late wife of Edward Colwell, dec'd, of Edgecombe County to Sarah Colwell, widow of John Colwell, dec'd, of Edgecombe County, 300 acres on south side of Tarr River, purchased by said Edward Colwell, dec'd, from Francis Williamson on 14 September 1752 and conveyed by Edward Colwell to John Colwell reserving to said Edward Colwell and his wife Tabitha Hill Colwell, a lifetime right in the land; witnesses: John Flew Elling, John King, ___ Estes.

Stephen Pettypool was a corporal in the Edgecombe County Militia during the French and Indian War, c1754-1757, along with brother Philip Pettypool, corporal, and another Phillip Pettypool (4). This Philip is likely the son of Stephen Pettypool, although he was not mentioned in any of the scant, but extant, estate records of Stephen.

Muster Roll of Edgecombe County Militia, Captian Aqueler Suggs Company
Pettefole, Stephen, corporal
Pettypool, Philip, corporal
Nettle, Sollomon, corporal
Petypool, Phillip, soldier
Bryant, William, soldier

The possible age for the second Phillip can only be crudely approximated by making assumptions about the date of the muster roll, say 1759, and the minimum age of soldiers in the militia, about 16. Soldier Phillip would then have been born before 1743. Corporal Phillip was born 13 March 1730 (5) and therefore was not likely to have had a son at age 13. Corporal Stephen Pettypool was born 30 October 1721 (5), and would have been age 22 when Phillip was born. Stephen and Phillip had two other brothers who came to North Carolina in the nearby county of Dobbs, namely Ephraim (b c.1735) and Abraham Pettypool (b.c1730-1734). Of these choices, Stephen Pettypool (wife Sarah ?Colwell) was the oldest, and more probably the father of Soldier Phillip Pettypool.  It can not be overlooked that this Phillip could also have been a son of an as yet unknown Pettypool.

Stephen was indicted in the Edgecombe County, North Carolina Court in 1756, and the case was placed on the docket through 1759. Apparently, he never appeared in court. The last entry stated he had moved to Johnston County, North Carolina (6).
 

The King vs. Stephan Pettipool

Court Session

August 1756

p. 133

Indicted

caps

November 1756

p. 134

Indicted

not found, caps. Spa. P. Dom Regs

Peleg Rogers, Philip Black, Jas. Griffith

February 1757

p. 135

Indicted

non. est., als, plur.

May 1757

p. 137

Indicted

not found, non est., plur. plus

August 1757

p. 138

Indicted 

plur.

November 1757

p. 139

Indicted

caps.

February 1758

p. 141

Indicted

plur. n.r., plur

May 1758

p. 143

Indicted

plur., plur. +

September 1758

p. 145

Indicted

not found, plur, plur.+

December 1758

p. 147

Indicted

not found, plur, pls

June 1759

p. 149

Indicted

not found, plur

September 1759

p. 151

Indicted

not found, plurs, 

lives in Johnston, put off docket

In 1759 Stephen Pettypool was on a Johnston County jury to lay out a road from the Little River to Moccosin and Buffalo Creeks south east to the Neuse River at Smithfield, North Carolina (formerly Hinton's Quarter)(7).

1759 At a court held at Hintons Corner, south side of Nuse River.
Read the petition of the Inhabitants of Mockason Little River & Buffelow Praying an order for a road from John Clerks on Mockason Creek from thence to Thomas Hollomons on Little River and then to Great Buffelow to Hunters Foard and then to John Tervers ford on Nuse River which was granted, and whereupon Stephen Petty Pool, John ONeal Senr., Edward Price, James Price, Thomas Holliman, Michael Atkinson, James Wooten, Matthew Lowery, John Tarver, Aron Rogers, William Hinton & Saml Holliman was appointed Jurors to lay out said Road. Ordered that Stephen Pettypool be appointed overseer of sd. road from John Clark's to Thomas Hollimon's Mill, James Wooten from there to Nuse River and John Tarver from Nuse to Hintons Quarter where the Court house is. Order that the Clerk make out orders for sd. Overseers.

1760 January. Ordered that Edward Price be appointed overseer of ye high way to be laid out from John Clarks on Mockasan Creek to Thos. Holimons Mill in ye room of Steephen Pettypooll, and that the Inhabitants belonging to sd District work upon ye same.

1761 January 3. Ordered that John Cox, Moses Cox, John ONeels Junr., Roland Cornelius, James Jordan, Jacob Bracewell, Drury Rogers, New Tapley, Aron Rogers, Thos. Procter, Robt. Moodey, Thos. Driver, Willm Allen, Robt. Snipes & John Snipes be sumoned by ye Sherrif to appear before John Giles Thomas on ye Third Tuesday of March next to be Qualified for any 12 of them to lay of a New Road to Begin at James Lees on Mockason Creek to come ye nearest & convenientest way into Tarvers Road on News River and they are hereby appointed a Jury for the Purpose.

The above records revealed that Stephen Pettypool lived near Mocassin Creek in Johnston County, which forms the county line between Johnston County and present day Nash and Wilson Counties, and between Wake (from Johnston) and Franklin Counties. Newt Tapley lived closeby. He was the brother-in-law of Ephraim Pettypool, both of whom married daughters of Thomas Avent of Northampton County, namely Elizabeth and Ursula, respectively. Importantly, Newt's brother, Joel Taply married Mary Avent, another daughter of Thomas Avent. Joel and Mary Avent Tapley had a daughter, Mary Tapley, who married Phillip Pettypool, likely a son of Stephen Pettypool.

In 1762 Stephen witnessed a deed for land on the mouth of Bull Branch of Moccosin Creek, near the convergence of present day Wilson, Johnston and Nash County, North Carolina (8).

1762 January 14. Richd. Bailey of Johnston County to John Kent, for 20 pounds Virginia money, 75 acres in Johnston County on the south side of Mackerson Creek beginning at the mouth of the Bull Branch on the side of sd creek south to the center of 2 poplars & a white oak, North 55 degrees west 179 poles to a corner pine, east to Mockerson Creek, down the courses of sd creek to the beginning, being part of a pattent granted to Thos. Smith dated 16 March 1742; signed: Ricd (R) Bailey; witnesses: Stephen (SP) Pettipool, David Halliman; Proved April Court 1762 by David Halliman; testimentary: R. Rainey, Regr.

In 1761, Stephen Pettypool was a chain bearer for the survey of  land on Middle Swamp of Little Contentnea Creek in Dobbs County for his brother, Abraham Pettypool. Close by on the Little Contentnea River was his brother, Phillip Pettypool (9).

Abraham Pettypoole, 20 June 1761, plat of 600 acres in Dobbs County on the north side of Middle Prong of Little Contentnea Creek, joining the swamp; chain bearers: Stephen Pettypoole, Samuel Hussey, Charles Jones, surveyor.

1767 April 27 Philip Pettipool, 250 acres in Dobbs County on south side of Little Contentney, adjacent to Pettipool's own corner, lately Jacob Jones.

The major creek on the north side of the Neuse River between Little Contentnea Creek and Mocassin Creek is Toisnot Swamp Creek (10). The family of Simon and Elizabeth Bentley Daniel Sr lived on Toisnot Creek in Edgecombe County. A son, Simon Daniel Junior, married ___ Pettypool, daughter of Stephen and Sarah Pettypool, and moved to Camden District, South Carolina.

1747 May 30. William Bentley of Edgecombe County to Simon Daniel for the love and good will I bear my son-in-law, 150 acres on the north side of Tosneott Swamp, joining the mouth of the Deep branch, the mouth of Bear Branch and the swamp, part of 400 acres granted in 1743. Witnesses: Thomas (X) Amason , Levin Buffkin Jr, Registered February Court 1747. [DB-3, p 182]

c1750 Militia, Edgecombe Co., NC
Solomon Alston, Capt.
Nathan Barns, Ens.
Joshua Bentley, Sarg
William Daniel
Simond Daniel
John Daniel

 1760 June. Upon Consideraton of the Pet[ition] of Jesse Lee & als. Exhibited into Court the last Term praying a Road to be Open'd from Cotentney Road near Pecocks old Read field to Godwins Bridge on Tosneot Order'd the same be granted, and that the follg. Persons be a jury to to lay off said Road and make return thereof to the next Court. John Drew, Saml. Moore, James Farrier, James Barefield, Wm. Goodwin, Wm. Hatcher, Nathan Barns, Joseph Simms, Richd. Sanders, Joseph Daniel, Simon Daniel, Simon Daniel Junr., Jesse Lee, Adam Ivy, Frans. Ivy

1760 June. Ordered Saml. Moore be overseer and that the following persons do open & maintain the said road, viz: George Bruse, Oqin Bisk, Jesse Lee, James Farrier, Genja. Richardson, Adam Ivy Junr., Robt Hatcher, Wm. Hatcher, Joseph Daniel, John Woodward, Wm. Daniel, Thos. Edmundson & Saml. Moore, Joseph Sims.

1768 May 26. Estate of Simon Daniel, to wife, Elizabeth Daniel, residue of estate, cattle, hogs, horses and sheep, also household goods during widowhood, then to be divided between children. To son William Daniel, cow and calf; to son Simon Daniel, 2 cows and calves; to son Elijah Daniel, a mare, cow and calf, rifel gun; to daughters Mary and Darkis, a cow and calf each. Wife Elizabeth and son William, executors. Witnesses: John Stansell, William Bentley, Joshua Bentley.

Stephen and Sarah Pettypool's children are undocumented, but evidence suggests they were: Sarah (married Thomas Jones of Warren County, Georgia), Philip (Edgecombe and Dobbs Counties, North Carolina, Camden District, South Carolina, died 1801-1802 Warren County, Georgia, married Mary Tapley), Martha (born c1764 married 1783 Anson County, North Carolina, married to William Nichols of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, and Camden District, South Carolina), David (Camden District, South Carolina), daughter (married Simon Daniel, Jr., of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, and Camden District, South Carolina), Fanny (Frances) (married John Alexander), probably William (died c1795 Rowan County, North Carolina, did his widow Susannah Parker?), and John P. Pool (of Sumter District, Claremont County, South Carolina in 1804, married Ann Nettles). However, many of these descendents could be grandchildren.


Camden & Sumter Districts, South Carolina


Stephen Pettypool can not be located in Johnston County, North Carolina after 1762. He moved to Camden District, South Carolina where he executed lease/release from John Alexander in 1775, which was witnessed by Stephen's son-in-law, Thomas Jones. The deed also names Stephen's wife as Sarah (11).

1775 January 29. Lease & release, John Alexander of Craven County, St. Marks Parish, carpenter, to Stephen Petty Poole of same county and parish, planter, for 500 pounds South Carolina money, 200 acres in Craven County on Great Lynches Creek, adjoining land of John Holley, granted to John King 12 December 1768; signed: John Alexander; witnesses: Rich'd Wadeson, Thomas Jones, John Wyly. Proved 17 August 1784 before Charles Evans, J. P. in Charraw District, by the oath of Richard Wadeson. Recorded on 13 July 1786.

1776 November27 & 28.  Lease & release, Stephen Petty Pool and Sarah his wife, of District of Camden, Parish of St. Marks, planter, to Charles Evans, Jun'r of District of Charraw, Parish of St. Davids, for 700 pounds South Carolina money, 200 acres granted 12 December 1768 to John King, in Craven County on Great Lynches Creek, adjoining land of John Holley; Signed: Stephen P. Pool, Sarah P. Pool; witnesses: Matt Holding, Benjamin Evans. Proved in Camden District before John Marshel, J. P. for said district, by the oath of Benjamin Evans, 3 July 1786. Recorded on 13 July 1786.

Living in the same area was Simon and ___ Pettypool Daniel, son-in-law and daughter of Stephen and Sarah Pettypool (12).

1775 October 9. Zephaniah Kinsley, for 300 acres in Cherow District, Craven County on Rockey Creek, branch of Great Lynches Creek, bounded northeast on Simon Daniels, southwest on Richard Holleys. Survey certified 5 May 1775, granted 1 June 1775. Quit rent in 2 years.

In 1790, Stephen Pettypool was not named in the first census. Several family were in the Camden District.

1790 US Census, Camden District, Claremont County, South Carolina
Simon Daniel
2mo16, 7mu16, 4f [m. ___ Pettypool, daughter of Stephen and Sarah Pettypool]
John Harper 1mo16, 7mu16, 1f [m. Darcus Daniel, sister of Simon Daniel]
Wm Nichols 1mo16, 3mu16, 1f [m. Martha Pettypool, daughter of Stephen and Sarah Pettypool]
Wm Daniel 3mo16, 1mu16, 2f [?son of Simon Daniel]
D. Poole 2mo16, 1mu16, 2f [David Pettypool, son of ?Abraham or ?Stephen Pettypool]
Abraham Pettypool 1mo16, 3mu16, 5f, 6 slaves [Abraham Pettypool Sr]
Seth Pettypool 2mo16, 3mu16, 2f, 12 slaves [son of Abraham Pettypool]

In 1798 Camden District was dissolved and Sumter District formed. The 1800 US Census, Sumter District, Salem County (formed from Claremont) contained the Daniel families:

1800 US Census, Salem County, Sumter District, South Carolina
p. 605
Isaac Giddings Junr        1mu10, 1m26-45, 3fu10, 1f16-26
Isaac Giddings Senr       2m10-16, 1m16-26, 1m45+, 2fu10, 2f10-16, 1f16-26, 1f45+
p. 607
Simon Daniels                2m10-16, 2m16-26, 1m45+, 1f16-26, 1f45+, 5 slaves
Stephen Daniels              2mu10, 1m26-45, 3fu10, 1f26-45
William Daniels               1mu10, 1m16-26, 1m26-45, 1fu10, 1f16-26
p. 608
Cloe Danieles                  2f10-16, 2f16-26, 1f45+ [widow of William Daniell, d. 1800]
Sizanah Danieles           1mu10, 2fu10, 3f1-16, 5f16-26,2 f26-45, 1f45+
p. 609
William Nichols                 3mu10, 3m10-16, 1m26-45, 2fu10, 1f10-16, 1f26-45
Rebecah Danieles           1m10-16, 1m16-26, 1fu10, 1f10-16, 2f16-26, 1f26-45, 1f45+

In 1804 in Sumter District, South Carolina, William Nichols, Simon Daniel and David Pettipool were named as heirs of Stephen Pettypool (13). Fanny Alexander, likely the wife of John Alexander, was also named.

Know all men by those presents that I David Petty Pool of the State of South Carolina Sumter District and County of Claremont Heirs of the Estate of Stephen Petty Pool dec'd of the same place Have constitute, make and appoint our trusty and loving Friends William Daniels and Simon Daniels Junr of the State & District aforesaid and County of Salem our true and lawful attornies...to demand [property]...detained by Mrs Parker, widow, to now married to another name or persons unknown possessed of __  property in the State of North Carolina and elsewhere...
Simon (his x mark) Daniels, Sr
William (his x mark) Nichols

1804 November 18. Know all men by those presents that we Simon Daniel Senr, & William Nichols of the State of South Carolina Sumter District and County of Salem, heirs of the Estate of Stephen Petty Pool of the same State, do constitute...our trusty Friends William Daniels and Simon Daniel Junior our true and lawful attornies for us...to ask, demand...[property]...detained...by a Mrs. Parker, widow tho now married to another name & others now unknown possessed of the same property in the State of North Carolina & elsewhere...
David P. Pool

1804 September 30. Know by all these presents that I, Fanny Alexander, of the State of South Carolina Sumter District and County of Salem, do constitute...Friends William Daniel and Simon Daniel Junior our true and lawful attornies for us...by a Mrs. Parker, widow tho now married to another name & others now unknown possess of the same property in the State of North Carolina & elswhere...
Fanny (her x mark) Alexander

1810 US Census, Salem County, Sumter District
p. 206
Simon Daniels Jr 1mu10, 1m26-45, 1f16-26, 1f45+, 10 slaves, 200 acres cotton 1 loom
William Nikels 1mu10, 3m10-16, 3m16-26, 1m45+, 1fu10, 2f10-16, 1f45+ 50 acres cotton 1 loom
Edward Daniels 2mu10, 1m10-16, 1m26-45, 2fu10, 1f10-16, 2f26-45, 200 acres cotton 1 loom
p. 208
Stephen Daniels 2m10-16, 1m26-45, 4fu10, 1f10-16, 2f16-26, 2f26-45, 1f45+, 3 slaves 300 acres cotton 1 loom
Jacob Nikel 1mu10, 2m16-26, 1f16-26, 1f45+, 2 slaves, 35 acres cotton
p. 210
Jery Daniels 1mu10, 1m26-45, 3fu10, 1f10-16, 1f26-45, 1 slave 100 acres cotton 1 loom
Littleton Daniels 2mu10, 1m26-45, 2fu01, 1f10-16, 1f26-45, 1 slave, 60 acres cotton 1 loom

In Warren County, Georgia, the following deed tied together the Rowan County, North Carolina and the Sumter District, South Carolina Pettypool families (14).

1804 November 1. Thomas Jones and Sarah Jones appoint John Alexander of Darlington District, South Carolina attorney, to receive from Mrs. Parker (married to a man unknown, living in the State of North Carolina, Salisbury District) from estate of Stephen Pettypool Senior, deceased, of the State of South Carolina; signed: Thomas Jones, Sarah Jones; witnesses: William Cason, Carter Sawyer.

1790 Tax Returns of Wilkes County, Georgia, Capt Fretwell's District
Stephen Pool [unknown]
William Nichols 150 acres
Ephram Pooll 200 acres [Ephraim Pettypool Jr, son of Abraham Pettypool]
Thomas Jones 440 acres [m. Sarah Pettypool, daughter of Stephen and Sarah Pettypool Sr]


Salisbury District, Rowan County, North Carolina


Stephen Pettypool's estate administration was recorded in Rowan County, North Carolina in 1796 by Susannah Parker. The only pre-1800 Rowan County, North Carolina land record using the name Pettypool was a 1778 land entry (15).

1778 August 5. John Van Etton, 530 acres on waters of Bear Creek, being the improvement called William Grant's old place, adjoining John Bryant, PettiPool, and George Smith and Daniel Adams' line for compliment.

Bear Creek flows into the South Yadkin River in present Davie County, North Carolina. William Grant was the brother-in-law or uncle of Daniel Boone. Two related Pettypool estates were probated in Salisbury District, Rowan County, North Carolina in 1795 and 1796, one of which was Stephen's (16).

1795 August 5. Letters of Administration on the estate of William Pettypool, dec'd granted to Susanna Parker, who qualified & gave bond with William Petman, John Weand, securities in the sum of �300.

1796 May 4. Letters of Administration on the estate of Stephen Pettypool issued to Susanna Parker who qualified & gave bond with Hugh Morgan, security in the sum of �1000.

The identity of Susannah Parker is unknown, however, she was alive in 1802 & 1803 when Stephen Pettypool's estate settlement was appealed in Salibury Superior Court. The estate properties located in Salisbury District and in the possession of William Cole, Esq., were seven slaves, Benjamin, Dinah, Sauney, Joe, Dolly, Jud[e], and Sam (17).

1802 March 19. Susannah Parker, Admx of Stephen Pettypoole vs. William Cole. On a rule to show cause why a new trial shall not be granted. On solemn argument the Court adjudges that a new trial be granted on payment of all the costs.

1803 September 19. Susannah Parker, Administratrix of Stephen Pettypoole vs. William Cole. Detinue No. 2nd. Find that the Defendant does detain within three years the negroes mentioned in the plaintiffs declaration that is to say, Dinah, of the value of one hundred fifty pounds- Benjamin of the value of two hundred pounds; Sauney of the value of two hundred pounds; Joe, of the value of two hundred pounds; Dolly of the value of two hundred pounds; Jud, of the value of two hundred pounds; and Sam, of the value of one hundred fifty pounds; and assess the plaintiffs damage to six pence and six pence cost.

In 1785 William Cole, Justice of the County Court, had been appointed the guardian of the orphans of a George Parke and his wife, Agnes Nichols (Rowan County marriage bond dated 5 February 1762, Jacob Nichols and Henry Lively, bondsmen.) (18). It is not known if there is any relationship between Agnes Nichols and William Nichols, son-in-law of Stephen and Sarah Pettypool.

1785 May 5 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, William Cole, Esq apptd guardian of John Park, Mary Park [married 1787 Robert McKee], Agness Park, Joshua Park, Huldy Park, & Jacob Nichols Park, orphans of George Park dec'd & gave �400 bond with James McCay [McKee] security.

Susannah Parker apparently married immediately after 1803, since the 1804 powers-of-attorney in Salem County, South Carolina noted that "Mrs. Parker, widow tho now married to another name". A Susannah Parker, daughter of Edward Parker, and Thomas Hughs recorded a marriage bond on 11 November 1804 in Rowan County, North Carolina, with a Samuel Hughs as the bondsman. Edward Parker, in his Last Will and Testament dated 3 May 1819, named Thomas Hughes, husband of my daughter Susanna[h]. Edward Parker lived on Bear Creek in Davie County in 1815 (19):

1815 Rowan County, Tax List of Capt. Tabb's Compy for the Year 1815
Josiah Daniel 1 WP 1BP 300 acres adjoining Stokes Quarter
John Daniel 1 WP 1BP 189 acres [adjoining Stokes Quarter]
Zadok Daniel
Alexander Daniel 1 WP 215 acres adjoining Freeling
Drury Daniel 1 WP
St. John Freeling 1 WP 3 BP 751 acres Bear Creek
Edward Parker
1WP 3BP 369 acres Bear Creek
Thomas Hughes
1WP 2BP 179 1/2 acres adjoining Freeling [married 1804 Susannah Parker]
Miles Parker 1 WP [married 1806 Anny Murray]
L. Peter Parker 1WP 1 BP [married 1809 Sally Hendren]
David Parker 1WP 2 BP 155 acres adjoining Forman heirs
David Parker 1 Tavern

1819 May 3 Last Will and Testament of Edward Parker. Legatees: Sons Turner S. Parker [married 1822 Betsy Daniel], Daniel, David, Will and Peter. Daughters Polly wife of William Abbot, Rebeca wife of William Wammock, Kitty wife of Moses Nelson, Patience wife of William Rousey, Betsy, and Nancy wife of William Rudsley, Thomas Hughes husband of my daughter Susanna, Shelby son of Royal Parker; executor: son Turner S. Parker; witnesses: J. A Pearson, Beal W. Hendren; probated May 1821.

1843 Davie County Tax List of Capt. Bessent's Company as taken in by N. Hall, Esquire
Wiley Daniel 1 WP
Polly Daniel 25 acres valued $50
Josiah Daniel 387 acres valued $784 1 WP
Westbrook W. Daniel 1 WP
Anderson Daniel 74 1/2 acres valued $150 1 WP [married 1839 Emaline Veatch]
Sarah Daniel 75 1/2 acres valued $151
Samuel Hughes 1 WP 1 BP
Susan Hughs 30 acres valued $100 [widow?, Thomas Hughs married 1804 Susannah Parker]
Turner S. Parker 458 acres valued $2,337 5 BP [married Betsy Daniel]
Shelby G. Parker 1 WP [married 1827 Dianitia Hughes]
E[dward]. N. Parker 1 WP
William Rowzee 60 acres valued $300 [married Patience Parker]

In addition to Edward Parker, there was a Thomas Parker (relationship to Edward is unknown) on Bear Creek. Thomas Parker and May Bostin filed a marriage bond on 9 July 1767 in Rowan County. They also had a daughter named Susannah Parker (20).

1778 Rowan County Tax List of Capt. Reed's District
William Grant
�2271-16-8
John Bryan �823-12-0
Jonathan Parker �200-0-0
John Van Eton �1438-14-0
Thomas Parker �174-2-0

1781 June 30. Thomas Parker enters 100 acres in Rowan County on waters of Bear Creek bordering his last line, includes his barn and other parts of his improvement.

1784 March 4 James Tayler enters 150 acres in Rowan County on head waters of Bear Creek, bordering entry he bought from Samuel Sherbet and Thomas Parker's entry.

1794 February 5, Thomas Whitaker enters 200 acres in Rowan County on head of Bear Creek in fork of Yadkin River, bordering Thomas Parker and Benjamin Gaither on north side of said lands.

1794 February 5, Thomas Parker enters 100 acres in Rowan County on head waters of Bear Creek, bordering Isaac Holman, Thomas Whitaker, & his own line.

1812 January 11, Last Will and Testament of Thomas Parker. Legatees: Daughters Nancy Patrick, Edith Beck, Susannah Tharp [married Zadock Tharp 18 August 1800 James Parker, bondsman], Drusiller Brown; sons Solomon, William, Reubin [married 1795 Ruth Rutledge; Jeremiah Patrick, bondsman], James, Thomas, and Isaac [married 1809 Mary Howard]; executors: son Solomon and Johnsey Gaither; witnesses: Brice Gaither, Beal Gaither; probated 1812.

1815 Rowan County, Tax List of Capt. Pierce's Compy for the Year 1815
James Beck
St. Leger Beck Sr 200 acres
Samuel Beck 1 WP 125 acres
Acquilla Beck 175 acres
John Beck (dec'd) by Jas. Guard 1 BP 45 acres
Solomon Parker 1 WP 3 BP 190 acres
William Parker 1 WP 200 acres
William Patrick 300 acres [married 1794 Mary Jacobs, 1816 Elizabeth Hardin]
Jeremiah Patrick 1 WP 1 BP 377 acres [married ?Nancy Parker]
Thomas Parker 1 WP 150 acres [son of Thomas Parker & Mary Bostin]

In 1804, John Pettypool of Claremont County, South Carolina, gave power of attorney to Theodore McKee and James Smith of Rowan County, North Carolina, to recover money due from the sale of the slaves Dolly and Jude from Abraham Womack (21).  These women were a part of the estate of Stephen Pettypool over which Susannah Parker sued William Cole, and so this record suggests that John P. Pool was a legatee, probably a son, of Stephen and Sarah Pettypool.

1804 November 17. John P. Pool of Claremont County, South Carolina, power of attorney to Theodore McKie and James Smith of Rowan County, to collect debts due from Abraham Womock; signed: John (X) P. Pool. Witnesses: Owen Strange, Gasper Smith. Proved by Smith at February Court 1805

1805 February. Bill of Sale from Abraham Wamack, yeoman, to William Daniel and Simon Daniel, for $800, a Negro woman named Dolley and a Negro woman named Jude. Witnesses: Rob't McKee, James Smith, proved by Smith at February Court 1805.

John P. Pool died in 1811 and left a will in Sumter County in which he named his wife and children (22).

1813 January 14. In the name of God, Amen. I John PettyPoole of Sumter Dist. in the State of South Carolina...
In the first place I lend to Ann PettyPool my dearly beloved wife, that plantation or tract of land I now live on  containing 148 acres, together with all my Personal Estate during her lifetime, Secondly at her death, I give and bequeath to my two children, Stephen and Ellen PettyPoole lawful heirs of my Body, all that Estate above mentioned both real and personal for ever, to be equally divided between the two and I do likewise __  make and ordain Spencer Wilder and Ann PettyPool my only and sole executors of this my last will and Testament...In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal, the 14th day of Jan. 1813. Signed: John (his X mark) PettyPoole
Signed, sealed and acknowleged in the presence of Jesse Nettles Sr., Hezekiah Nettles, Harvey Nettles
Recorded Jan. 3rd. 1813
William Taylor ordy 3 D

William Nichols (born c1764) married Martha Pettypool (age 80 in 1844) in June 1783 in Anson County, North Carolina (23). In an application for a Revolutionary war pension filed in 1844, Martha Nichols deposed in the court of Sumter District, South Carolina, that her husband was William Nichols. He was a private in the Militia of Anson County, North Carolina, and enlisted 1 August 1782. She remained a widow since his death on 4 November 1823, a resident of Sumter District. Importantly, John Alexander, who was attorney for Thomas and Sarah Pettypool Jones, submitted a deposition on behalf of Martha and stated her maiden name was Martha Pool. This record suggests that Martha Pool was a likely daughter of Stephen Pettypool.

1844 February 28. South Carolina, Sumter District...personally came before me William Lewis, Judge of the Court of Ordinary for the said District- John Alexander...Sayeth that he was well acquainted with William Nichols a Revolutionary Soldier, that said Nichols was married in his fathers (deponents) house to Martha Pool (now Martha Nichols) that he thinks said marriage took place sometime in the year 1783 in the month of June that they were legally married by Lewis Collins a regular ordained Baptist preacher and that they lived together as man and wife to the death of Nichols and that his widow the said Martha Nichols has not since been married...
John Alexander

1844 May 1....South Carolina, Sumter District...personally came before me William Lewis, Judge of the Court of Ordinary for the said District Martha Nichols a resident of the United States in the District of Sumter and State of South Carolina aged eighty years by character well known to me and of strict veracity who being first duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration...to with, That she is the widow of William Nichols who was a private soldier in the tenth regiment of North Carolina Militia commanded by what Colonel she does not know, in the company of Captain Rhodes as __ by a certificate of William Hill, Secretary of the State of North Carolina here in to annexed. That he entered the service of the United States as a volunteer and not a substitute on the first day of August in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred and eighty two and what engagements he was in she dos not know- That he resided in the county of Anson and State of North Carolina when he enlisted and that he continued in the service until the close of the war when he was discharged...she further declares that she was married to the said William Nichols in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred and eighty three and on the __ day of June __ That her husband the aforesaid William Nichols died on the fourth day of November in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and twenty three and that she has remained a widower since...
Martha (her x mark) Nichols

There was a William Nichols who had land surveyed near a Sarah [Petty?] Pooll on Santee River in 1770 (24).

1770 May 13 &14. Lease and release. Job Marion, Esqr. of St. Johns Parish, Berkley County, South Carolina, to Benjamin Farar of St. Mathews Parish, of Berkeley County, of 10 pounds South Carolina money, 866 acres in Berkley County on the south side of Santee River adjoining lands granted to William Winingham, estate of Simon Theus, Land of Robert Stuart, land said to belong to estate of John Bryan, land granted to Martain Cooner, and on Santee River, which said land was originally granted to said Job Marion 4 October 1768, one tract of 764 acres in Berkley County adjoining land granted to John Hubbard and Jacob Spear, land granted to Edward Southwell, land surveyed for William Nichols, land granted to John Matthews, and originally granted to said Job Marrion 15 February 1770, tract of 868 acres in Craven County, adjoining land said to belong to Richard Brown, land granted to Elizabeth Verdilly, land granted to James St. John, land granted to Elisabeth Verdilly, land granted to Thomas Howell now belonging to the heir of Grace Goodwin, granted to said Job Marion 2 May 1770; said tracts making a total of 2,498 acres. Signed: Job Marion; witnesses: Thomas Woods, Sarah Pooll. Proved before William Tucker, J. P. for Berkley County, by oath of Sarah Pooll 20 May 1774. Recorded 20 August 1785.


Descendants of Stephen Pettypool

  1   Stephen Pettypool b: October 30, 1721 in Bristol Parish, Prince George Co., VA d: Abt. 1796 in Camden District, SC
..  +Sarah [?]Colwell   m: Bef. 1753 in Lunenburg Co., VA   [?]Father: Edward Colwell [?]Mother: Tabitha Hill
......... 2   Sarah Pettypool
.............  +Thomas Jones
......... 2   Martha Pettypool
.............  +William Nichols   m: in Anson Co., NC

......... 2   Fanny Pettypool
.............  +John Alexander

......... 2   William Pettypool  d: 1795 in Rowan Co., NC
......... 2    ____ Pettypool
.............  +Simon Daniel, Jr      Father: Simon Daniel, Sr Mother: Elizabeth Bentley
......... 2   David Pettypool

......... 2   Phillip Pettypool b: Abt. 1739 d: Bet. 1801 - 1802 in Warren Co., GA
.............  +Mary Tapley      Father: Joel Tapley Mother: Mary Avent
......... 2   John Pettypool  d: 1813 in Sumter Co., SC
.............  +Ann Nettles  d: October 28, 1784    Father: Jesse Nettles Mother: Ann Stroud
 


References Cited

1. Bell, L. C. (1931) Sunlight on the Southside. Lists of Tithes, Lunenburg County, Virginia, 1748-1783.

2. Edgecombe County, North Carolina Deed Book 4, pp. 368, 548, In: Hofmann,  M. M. (1969) Abstracts of Deeds, Edgecombe Precinct, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, 1732 thru 1758, As Found In Halifax County, North Carolina Public Registry Deed Books 1-2-3-4-5-6, The Roanoke News Company, Weldon, NC, pp. 149, 163; Lunenburg County, Virginia Will Book 1, Page 88.

3. Edgecombe County, North Carolina Deed Book 2, p. 371, In: Hofmann, M. M. (1969) Abstracts of Deeds, Edgecombe Precinct, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, 1732 thru 1758, As Found In Halifax County, North Carolina Public Registry Deed Books 1-2-3-4-5-6, The Roanoke News Company, Weldon, NC, p. 68; Edgecombe County, North Carolina Court Minutes, August 1757, Book 1, p. 175, In: Haun, W. P. (1985) Edgecombe County North Carolina County Court Minutes, 1774-1762, Book I, Durham, NC, p. 98; Edgecombe County, North Carolina Deed Book 1, pp. 359, In: Watson, J. W. (1966) Abstracts of the Early Deeds of Edgecombe County, North Carolina Deeds 1759-1772,  Publ: Owen G Dunn Co., New Bern, NC, pp. 158; Lord Granville Land Patents, Miscellaneous Records, In: Hoffman, M. M. (1993), The Granville District of North Carolina 1748-1763, vol. 4, p. 103.

4. Clark, M. J. (1983) Colonial Soldiers Of The South, 1732-1774, Genealogical Publishing County, Baltimore, MD, pp. 662-663.

5. Chamberlaine, CG (1898) The Vestry Book and Register of Bristol Parish, Virginia, 1720-1789, Richmond, VA.

6. Edgecombe County, North Carolina Crown Reference Docket Book I, 1755-1763, pp. 133-135, 137-138, 140-141, 144, 145, 147, 149, 151 In: Haun, W. P. (1985) Edgecombe County North Carolina County Court Minutes, 1774-1762, Book I, Durham, NC, pp. 59, 61, 63, 65, 67-68, 70, 73, 75, 78, 80, 82.

7. Johnston County, North Carolina Court Minutes 1759, p. 12 & January 1760, p. 21, In: Haun, W. P. (1974) Johnston County North Carolina Court Minutes 1759 thru 1766, Durham, NC, pp. 6, 11.

8. Johnston County, North Carolina Deed Book 1, p. 217, In: Haun, W. P. (1980) Johnston County North Carolina Abstracts: Deed Books A-1, B-1, Transcript-1, D, D-1, 1759 thru 1771, Vol 1., Durham, NC, p. 23.

9. Lord Granville Land Patents, Miscellaneous Records, In: Hoffman, M. M. (1993), The Granville District of North Carolina 1748-1763, vol. 4, p. 79; North Carolina Land Patent Book 23, p. 71 [Dobbs County], In : Hofmann, M. M. (1984) Colony of North Carolina, 1765-1775, Abstracts of Land Patents, vol. 2, The Roanoke News Company, Weldon, NC, p. 436.

10. Edgecombe County, North Carolina Deed Book 3, p. 182, In:Hofmann, M. M. (1969) Abstracts of Deeds, Edgecombe Precinct, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, 1732 thru 1758, As Found In Halifax County, North Carolina Public Registry Deed Books 1-2-3-4-5-6, The Roanoke News Company, Weldon, NC, p. 90; Edgecombe County, North Carolina Court Minutes, June 1760, Book 1, p. 296, In: Haun, W. P. (1985) Edgecombe County North Carolina County Court Minutes, 1774-1762, Book I, Durham, NC, p. 156; In: Edgecombe County, North Carolina, Williams, R. S. & Griffin, M. G. (1980) Abstracts Of The Wills Of Edgecombe County, North Carolina 1733-1856, Joseph Watson & Son, Rocky Mount, NC, p. 97; Edgecombe County, North Carolina,  Militia Roll c. 1750's, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC: File # TR 1-12: Edgecombe County, courtesy of  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~amasonamerson/1750mil.htm.

11. South Carolina Deed Book V-5, pp. 167-169 and pp. 169-171 [Craven County], In: Holcomb, B. H. (1996) South Carolina Deed Abstracts 1783-1788. Books I-5 through Z-5, Publ: SCMAR, Columbia, SC, p. 299

12. South Carolina Memorial Book 2, pp. 400-4040 [26 January 1775, 30 April 1773], In: Motes, J. H. III & M. P. Motes (1996) South Carolina Memorials: Abstracts of Land Titles, vol. 1, 1774-1776, Southern Historical Press, Greenville, SC, p. 53.

13. Sumter County, South Carolina Register of Mesne Conveyances Volume B, pp. 141-144. Copies of records kindly provided by Jerry W. Murphy, P.O. Box 141, Collinwood, TN 38450- 0141, and abstract (of Fanny Alexander) kindly provided by Carolyn Cantrell.

14. Warren County, Georgia Deed Book B, pp. 315-316, In: Lucas, S. E., Jr (1977), Some Georgia County Records, vol. 1, Southern Historical Press, Easley, South Carolina, p. 285; Hudson, F. P. (1988) A 1790 Census For Wilkes County, Georgia, The Reprint County, Spartanburg, SC, p. 105.

15. Enochs, R. A. (1988) Rowan County, North Carolina Vacant Land Entries, 1778-1789, Indianapolis, IN, p. 91

16 Rowan County, North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions [5 August 1795], p. 159 and [4 May 1796], p. 200.

17. Salisbury District Superior Court Minutes March 1802, pp 16-18 & September 1803, p. 54, 57, State of North Carolina Archives and Library, Rowan County, Microfilm C.207.3002;

18. Rowan County, North Carolina Marriage Bond 000128430, In: West, J. B. (1937) North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Rowan County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Order Book 4, p. 413 [5 May 1785], In: Linn, J. W. (1982) Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. 3, 1775-1789, Salisbury, NC, p. 108.

19. Rowan County, North Carolina Will Book H, p.112, In: Linn, J. W. (1971) Rowan County, North Carolina Will Abstracts, Vol. II, 1805-1850. Abstracts of Books G-K1850, Salisbury, NC, p. 55; Rowan County, North Carolina Marriage Bond 000126196, In: West, J. B. (1937) North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Davie County, North Carolina Tax List of Capt. Bessent' Company 1843, In: Linn, J. W. (1995) Davie County, North Carolina Tax Lists of 1843 and 1847, privately published, Salisbury, NC, pp. 6-8.

20. Rowan County, North Carolina Tax List of Captain Reed's District 1778 , In: Linn, J. W. (1980) Abstracts of Wills and Estate Records of Rowan County, North Carolina 1753-1805 and Tax Lists of 1759 and 1778, Salisbury, NC, pp. 116-117; Rowan County, North Carolina Land Entry Book, pp. 109, 127, 247, 248, In: Pruitt, A. B. Abstracts of Rowan County North Carolina Land Entries, December 1778-February 1795, pp. 55, 63, 119, 120; Rowan County, North Carolina Will Book G, p. 217, In: Linn, J. W. (1971) Rowan County, North Carolina Will Abstracts, Vol. II, 1805-1850. Abstracts of Books G-K1850, Salisbury, NC, p. 18; Rowan County, North Carolina Marriage Bond 000128458, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868.

21. Rowan County, North Carolina Deed Book 19, p. 90, 126, In: Kluttz, J. W., 1997 Abstracts of Deed Books 15-19 of Rowan County, North Carolina 1797-1807, pp. 161 & 164.

22. Sumter District, South Carolina Will Book A, p. 112 [3 January 1813], Bundle 78, page 14; Information kindly provided by Polly Craig.

23. Revolutionary War Service Pension Application, William Nichols, R7654; Information kindly provided by Jerry W. Murphy, P.O. Box 141, Collinwood, TN 38450- 0141. From Revolutionary War Pension Application (Widow) of Martha Nichols, wife of William Nichols.

24. South Carolina Deed Book P-5, pp. 396-401 [Berkeley County], In: In: Holcomb, B. H. (1996) South Carolina Deed Abstracts 1783-1788. Books I-5 through Z-5, Publ: SCMAR, Columbia, SC, p. 166.



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