Colonial Pettypool-Poole-P'Poole Families


III.b3. Abraham Pettypool[4] and sons Seth[5], Abraham[5], William[5] and David[5]
(of William[1] , William[2] , ?William[3] ).


Beaufort, Johnston, Dobbs and Pitt Counties, North Carolina


Abraham was likely a son of William and Frances Pettypool. His birth can be estimated as occuring before 1734, since his son Abraham Jr of Camden District, South Carolina, was born in 1752. It is not known when Abraham Pettypool came to North Carolina. In 1757, he sold land in Beaufort County, North Carolina, on Hinson's Creek, north side of Tarr River, and after 1760, part of Pitt County, North Carolina (1) between Greenville and Tarborough.

1755 Tax List, Beaufort County, North Carolina
Abra. Giddings, Wm McDeed ; 2 negr, 2 Whites, 2 Blacks, 4 Total
Jacob Giddings ; son & 3 negr; 2 Whites, 3 Blacks, 5 Total
Abra. Little ; Wm Little 2 Whites, 2 Total
John Little 1 White, 1 Total

Thos. Little ; James Little 2 Whites, 2 Total

1757 September 14. Abraham Pelypool to Isaac Little, for 100 acres, Hinson's Mill Swamp; witnesses: Amos Atkinson, Jacob Little

1764 Tax List, Beaufort County, North Carolina
Jacob Giddin, Constable, John Nevil, 1 White, 1 Black, 2 Total
John Prescott Junr, Jacob Jones, 2 Whites, 1 Black,  3 Total

1790 January 25. Isaac Little Sr to Pleasant Little, 50 acres formerly Abraham Pettypool, adjoining John Moreing, Isaac Little, on Mill Swamp, north side of the main road; witnesses: Jacob Little, Caleb Griffith, Amos Evans

1797 February 11. Isaac Little and Micah Little, 64 acres for 68 pounds, formerly Abraham Pettypool to Isaac Little and by last will of Isaac Little to Isaac and Micah Little, north side of Tar River on Thoroughfare Swamp and north side of Mill Swamp, adjoining John Williams , Isaac Little, Mooring, Pleasant Little

Abraham Pettypool Sr appeared close by in c1757 in Johnston County, later Dobbs County, North Carolina along with Ephraim Pettypool. Neighbors were the Giddings, a family later associated with Abraham Pettypool's family in Sumter District, South Carolina (2).  These deeds, and others, were also registered in Dobbs County when it was formed in 1758 from Johnston County (3):

Grantor

Grantee

Book

Page

Book Date

Abram Giddings

to

Abram Pettipool

5

247

April 1757 - April 1758

Abraham Pettypool

to

Dennis McClendon

7

58

April 1765 - April 1769

Ephraim Pettypool

to

William Bryant

7

482

April 1769 - April 1771

Jacob Jones

to

Ephraim Pettypool

8

60

Charles Pettypool

to

Ephraim Pettypool

8

171

John Turnage

to

Ephraim Pettypool

8

217

Abraham Pettypool

to

Ephraim Pettypool

8

361

Ephraim Pettypool

to

William Bryant

8

363

Ephraim Pettypool

to

William Bryant

8

518

Jacob Jones

to

Philip P. Pool

22

58

1746-c1810

William Bryan

to

William Jones

22

436

Philip P. Pool

to

Ephon P. Pool

22

442

Unfortunately, many of these Dobbs County deeds were lost in 1870 in a courthouse fire in Kinston and only the indices exist. The identity of Charles Pettypool is unknown.

The area where Abraham Pettypool lived after 1760 was on the south side of the Tar River, along the county line of Dobbs (now Greene) and Pitt Counties, North Carolina, on Middle Swamp Creek, waters of Little Contentnea Creek & the Neuse River.

Ephraim Pettypool and wife Ursula Avent owned land in Dobbs County (now in Greene County) on both sides of Sandy Run (which runs into Middle Swamp Creek), as revealed in the Last Will and Testament of William Bryant, 1772 (4) who purchased the land from Ephraim. Ephraim Pettypool was likely a brother of Abraham Pettypool of Dobbs County, Stephen Pettypool of Edgecombe County, and Philip Pettypool of Edgecombe and Dobbs County. These Pettypool brothers and/or their immediate families, moved to Camden District, South Carolina.  The above Dennis McClendon family was associated with the Abraham Pettypool family in Camden (later Sumter) District, South Carolina (5) .

1744 November. Dennis McClendon, entry warrant for 300 acres [Craven County] on the No side of Cotentnea Creek between Jno Rasberys & Wm Jone's land on a marsh

1761 Lord Granville to Dennis McLendon, 2 September 1761, for 320 acres in Dobbs County on south side of Little Contentia Creek and on both sides of the Middle Swamp, joyning McClendon's own line and Abraham Pettipoole, including William Turnage's improvement; chain bearers: Daniel Four, Henry Smith, Chas Young, surveyor.

1762. Lord Granville to Dennis McLendon, 22 June 1761, warrant to Charles Young to survey 700 acres in Dobbs County on both sides of Middle Swamp, joyning Abraham Pettypool including William Turnage's improvements; granted 2 February 1762.

Abraham owned land on Little Contentnea Creek, and was associated with Stephen Pettypool, likely his brother, of Edgecombe County (6).

1761 June 20, Abraham Pettypoole, 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.

1761 June 22, Lord Granville to Abraham Pettypool,  for 392 acres of land in Dobbs County on the north side of the middle prong of Little Contentnea Creek, joining Isaac Giddins and John White's lines beginning at a white oak Giddens corner running south 240 poles to a white oak then Wt 340 poles to a red oak then No 130 poles to a red oak in or near John White's line then along his line to his corner on then to the beginning; signed: Abraham Pettypool; witnesses: Stephen Cade, Charles Young; chain bearers: Isaac Giddens, Thom. Giddins;  Charles Young, surveyor.

1761 July 23. Abraham Pettypool, warrant to Charles Young to survey 700 acres in Dobbs County on the Middle Swamp between the two creeks on both sides of Cabin Branch near William Willson; signed: Charles Young; 8 December 1761; granted: 23 July 1761

The Giddins family moved to South Carolina to Camden District at about the same time as Abraham Pettypool, and so Giddens records are reported here as clues to Abraham Pettypool's family. Thomas P. Giddens died testate in Johnston County, North Carolina, having written his will on 13 July 1747, and naming sons Jacob, William, Isaac, Benjamin and Abraham, and granddaughter Elizabeth, to whom he left the plantation (7). A George Dyche (Dikes) and Thomas Grissard, who were later associated with Abraham Pettypool in Pitt and Dobbs Counties, witnessed Thomas Giddins' last will and testament. The Giddins families were neighbors of Abraham Pettypool (8).

1763 January 7, Lord Granville to Isaac Giddins,  for 325 acres in Pitt County on south side of Little Contentney, joining Joseph Sullivan, Abraham Pettepool, John White and the run of said creek; signed: Isaac Giddins; witnesses: Alex Stewart, Abraham Pettipool; examined by Tho Blount and W Churton, surveyed 11 August 1762; sworn chain carriers: Abraham Pettepool, George Bland, John Speir Jr, surveyor.

Lord Granville to Thomas Moore, for 605 acres on north side of Little Contentney, both sides of Giddins Br[anch], joining a point near Jacob Giddins; witnesses: Alexander Stewart, John Tison; sworn chain carriers: Nathan Moor, Joseph Mercer, John Speir, surveyor.

1763 January 7, Lord Granville to Thomas Mercer, for 540 acres in the Parish of St. Michael on the south side of Little Contentney, adjoining Jacob Mercer, Abraham Pettipool, John White, the said Thomas Mercer and said Creek; signed: Thomas (X) Mercer; witnesses: Alex Steward, John Tison; examined: Tho Blount and W Churton, surveyed 11 Aug 1762; sworn chain carriers: Jacob Mercer, Aaron Webb, John Spier Jr, surveyor.

1763 January 7, Lord Granville to John Tison, for 442 acres on north side of Little Contenney, adjoining Tysons old corner by the plantation, the run of said creek, John Windfield, John Major, both sides of Black Swamp, Jacob Giddins Br[anch], Tisons corner and a meadow; witnesses: Alex Stewart, George Moyer; sworn chain carriers: George Bland, Isaac Giddins, John Speir Jr, surveyor.

Abraham Pettepool, along with the Giddings, were on the 1762 and 1763 tax list (1 White Poll) of Pitt County (9), as some of the area along Little Contentnea Creek was annexed into Pitt County from Dobbs County.

1762 Pitt County, North Carolina Tax List
    Bryan, William              6 WP      6 BP
    Dikes, George

        - David McLain        1 WP   1 BP
    Dikes, George Jr          1WP    1BP
    Giddins, Isaac              1WP    1BP
    Giddins, Thomas         1WP    1BP
    Giddins, Will'm           1WP     1BP
    Giddins, Jacob           1WP     5BP
    Giddins, Abraham
        -James Giddins      2WP     2BP
    Little, John                  1WP      1BP
    Little, Joseph; John Little 2 WP    2BP

    Petpool, Abraham    1WP    1BP

1763 Pitt County, North Carolina Tax List
    Bryan, William              1WP
    Bryan, William              1WP
    Dikes, George
        - Samuel Huzzie         2WP
    Dikes, George Sr.
        - Charles McLain
        -  David McLain       3WP
    Giddins, Isaac
        - I. Giddins Jr.          2WP
    Giddins, Thomas          1WP
    Giddins, Jacob
        - Jacob Giddins Jr.   2WP
    Giddins, William           1WP
    Little, Thomas; James Little; Josiah Little; George Little 4WP
   Little, John                      1WP
    Little, Joseph; Jno. Little 2WP
    Little, Isaac; James Little 2WP

    Pettepool, Abraham    1WP

Abraham Pettypool was present in Pitt County through 1769, as indicated in several land patents and deeds (10).

1764 August 6, Isaac Giddings to Abraham Pettypool, North Carolina, Pitt County
...I Isaac Giddings of the County and province
___ plantor for and in consideration of the sum of twenty seven pounds
___ [mon]ey of north Carolina to me in hand paid before the sealing and
___ these presents by Abraham Pettypool of the same County plantor
___ acknowledge my self fully sattisfied have bargained sold...
...a certain tract or
___ of land containing by estimation one hundred and twenty five
___ [acres be it the] same more or less Begining at the mouth of a branch of called Isaac
___ [Giddings bra]nch and runs up the Creek along Abraham pettypools line unto
___ line and from thence to the Creek side then down the creek side
___ the mouth of sd branch then to the first station for the said complement
___ [one hu]ndred and twenty five acres be the same more or less it being part of
___ Lord John Earl Granville to me granted for three hundred and
___ acres the deed bearing date the Seventh day of January in
___ [O]ur Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty three and this deed...
___... this 6th Day of August 1764
Isaac Giddins
___ in presence of us
Elias Bergeron
Hardy Griserd
August Court 1764 ordered to be registered

1764 August, North Carolina, Pitt County
...know ye that I Abraham petty pool of the province &
___ said planter for & in consideration of the sum of fifteen pounds
___ [mon]ey of North Carolina to me in hand paid before the sealing delivered
___ [pr]esents by Hardy Griserd of the province and County aforesaid plantor
___ acknowledge my self satisfied have bargained sold aliened
___ and deliver...
___...a certain tract or Dividend of land
___ by estimation one hundred and twenty five acres be the same
___ the said dividend of land being part of a deed of me Lord John
___ [Gran]ville to me granted, for three hundred and ninety two acres the deed
___ the Third Day of July 1761 and also a part of a deed from Isaac
___ [Giddi]ns given for one hundred & twenty five acres be the same more or less
___ bearing Date August the 6 day 1764 this Deed on the west
___ [Lit]tle Contentnea Creek & thus bounded begining at the Swamp
and runing a Direct cors [course] to the mouth of a branch said the ___
up the said branch to the back line then along the back line ___
and from thence to the Creek and then to the first station for the ___
the said hundred and twenty five acres be the same more or less__
....
Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of
Elias Bergeron
Isaac Giddins
Aug Court 1764 ordered to be registered

1769 Dobbs County, NC Tax List
Pettipool, Epharim 1

Elias Bergereon was the son of Jacques and Judith Peletan Bergeron of New York and Northampton County, North Carolina. Judith Bergeron's will was probated in 1742 in Beaufort County, North Carolina, and she named children Elias, John, Judeth Wilkins, Jean Barrow, and Marguerite Giddins. Elias had patented land on the south side of Little Contentenea Creek in 1745 (11).

1764 George Dikes to Abraham Pettipool, North Carolina, Pitt County
Know ye that I George Dikes of the
___  foresaid and county of Pitt plantor for and in consideration
___ thirty five pounds Proclamation money to me in hand paid be
___  ating and delivery of these presents by Abraham Pettipool
___ & County aforesaid Plantor the receipt whereof I do hereby...
... one messuage
___ Land situate lying and being in Pitt County on the north side
___ [Conte]ntney Creek Butted and bounded as follows and begining at
___ a little branch close between the two plantations coursing up
___ [br]anch thence along a line of marked trees to the back line of
___ line runing So 35 Wt 10 along ye said line to nanie branch thence down
___ [br]anch to Little Contene Creek thence No 30 Et down the said Creek
___ of Jacob Giddings branch to the first station containing one
___  [hundred ac]res be the same more or less which land I hold by a Deed from
___ [Gi]ddings .....set my hand & fixed my seal this 11 day ____
George (his V mark) Dikes
Signed sealed and delivered
John Tison
Ephraim Pettipool

 1767 May 20, Isaac Giddins to Benjamin May, 200 acres; witness: Abraham Pettipool

In 1767, Abraham Pettypool sold his 392 acres patent (1761) in two pieces (10):

1767 May 25, I Abraham Pettypool Planter of the ___
___ & province of No Carolina send greetings
___ that I the said Abraham pettypool ___
___ of fourty five pounds procalmation money to me
___ paid before the ___ hereof and ___
___ in May Saddler of the county & province aforesaid...
... a messuage or parcell
___ land containing by estimation three hundred & ninety
___ [two acres] be the same more or less lying and being in Pitt County
___ north side of Little Contentnea and being part of Deed
___ [three] hundred ninety two acres of land bearing date
___ [twe]nty third day of July in the year of our Lord one
___ [thou]sand seven hundred and sixty one begining at a white
___[oak] [Is]aac Geddins corner thence south 240 poles to a white
___ [oak] west to Hardee Grissard line thence partly north along
___ Grissards line the line of the Deed thence partly east
___ the line to the first station to have and to hold...
... the said Benjamin May, his heirs......
___ twenty fifth Day of May
___ [In the] year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and
___ [si]xty seven.
[signed] Abraham Pettypool (seal)
___ sealed & delivered in presents of us
Hardee Grissard
John Sanders
August Court 1767 ordered to be registered.

1767 May 25, Abraham Pettypool to Benjamin May, 100 acres.
North Carolina, Pitt County. To all people to whom__
___ Pitt & province of North Carolina send greetings
___ that said Abraham Pettypool for & in con[sideration
___ of the sum of seventy five pounds proclamation mo[ney
___ paid before the  ___ hereof well and brought paid ___
___ [Benja]min May Saddler of the county and province afore[said]
___ receipt in hand __ I hereby acknowledge on ....
...discharge the said Benjamin May his heirs...
...one messuage grant ___
___ of Land containing one hundred acres by est___
be it the same more or less lying and being on waters
___ of Little Contentnea in Pitt County begining [sic] at
___ of a Branch called Isaac Giddins Branch having
___ Creek along Abraham Pettypools line to Hardee [Grizzard]
___ line thence along his line to the run of the Creek
___ down the Creek to the various courses thereof to
___ station to have and to hold...I have set my hand & seal
...twenty fifth day of May in the year of our Lord
___sand seven hundred and sixty seven
[signed] Abraham Pettypool (seal)
In the presence of Hardy Grisard, John Sanders

Abraham was on a coroner's jury in 1764 (12).

Michael Ward, died of sickness on 1 February 1764. Inquest held on 2 Jan [sic] 1764 at Ward's house in St. Michael's Parish, Pitt County. Abraham Tison, Esq., coroner. Jury: James Lanier, Rich'd Allen, Saml. Stokes, Benj. Ellis, Henry Ellis, Malachi Dickinson, Thos (x) Moore, Wm. (X) Moore, Timothy (X) Harris, Abraham Pettipool, James (X) Baggett.

In the 1764 tax list of Pitt County were Moses and Abraham Pettipool, while Ephraim Pettipool was just over the county line in Dobbs County. Abraham sold upwards of 515 acres by 1769 and is not found in later records as a resident, suggesting that this was about the time he emigrated to South Carolina (13).

1769 September 26, Abraham Pettypool to Thomas Giddins (Deed).
Know all men by theses presents that I Abraham Pettypool of the province of North Carolina and County of Dobbs County, planter of the one part and Thomas Giddins of Pitt County and province afore sd, Planter of the other part, Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of twenty pounds prock money.... for one mesuage or parcell of land lying and being in the County of Pitt situate on the north side of Little Contentnea Creek being by estimation one hundred acres, be the same more of less in the bounds following. Beginning at the mouth of a little branch between the sd Plantation or running up the s'd Branch thence along a line of marked trees to the back line of the survey which line runing So 35 Wt So along the sd line to Nanes Branch then down the said branch to the Creek then down the Creek to Jacobs Branch at the mouth of the first station which land I hold by a deed from George Dikes the deed bearing date the 11th of February in 1764 granted for the quantity of one hundred acres be the same more or less...this 26 day of September in the year of our Lord 1769.
Abraham Pettipool (seal)
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us, viz.,
John Harrel
Isac (his X mark) Giddins
January Court 1771. Ordered to be registered.

Ephraim Pettypool was last on the 1769 tax list of Dobbs County.


Camden District, South Carolina


In 1768 the government of the Province of South Carolina offered payments to attract new settlers to the "back country", in the form of transportation costs, supplies and land survey and grant costs. Abraham moved to South Carolina prior to the Revolutionary War, probably in or about 1769. Three Pettypools who were likely his sons where the Poole soldiers who served in Capt. Edward Richardson's Company of Colonel William Thomsons Rangers during the American Revolution. These were Abraham Jr (b.1752 Virginia), William (b.c1758 North Carolina), and Seth (Zeth) Poole (born c1755 North Carolina). All three were on troop returns through November 1775 in Captain Edward Richardson's Company (14). Seth and William also enlisted in the Sixth Regiment in May 1776 (15).

1775. A General Return of Colo Thomson's Regiment of Rangers
    Captain Edw'd Richardson
         William Poole mustered: 1 July 1775, age 17, born North Carolina, height: 5' 8"
        Zeth Poole mustered: 25 June 1775, age 20, born North Carolina, height: 5' 9"
        Abraham Poole mustered: 1 July 1775, age 23, born Virginia, height: 5' 10"

Abraham Pool, and Philip & John Pool received Revolutionary War claim indents in 1783 (16). Abraham Pettypool (Jr, see below) signed the South Carolina Association for Public Defence 1776, along with Ephraim Pettypool Jr, and Philip Pettypool (17). Abraham's signature is very difficult to read, between the signatures of Henry Haynsworth and Mason Greening.

Below is the Pettypool signature after electronically erasing the Haynesworth and Greening signatures. It appears to be Abraham Pettypool or Pittipool. The signature has faded, and those parts of letters where the author had to write over the previous stroke have survived as the darkest.

By following the letters with a drawing tool, Abraham was clearly his name.

Abraham Pettypool lived in St. Marks Parish, which in 1773 was in Craven County, South Carolina (18).

1775 February 8. William Miller, for 1000 acres in Craven County, St. Marks Parish, bounded northeast on land laid out for James Tousiger and vacant land; southeast (the southeast corner in a branch called Privateers Branch) on Jesse Nettle and vacant land; southwest on Abraham Petty-Poole and vacant land; northwest on said Petty-Poole and vacant land, since laid out for James Tousiger. Survey certified 30 April 1773. Wood Furman, D.S.; Delivered this date to memorialist by D. J. L. Also, 150 acres, as above on Hanging Rock Branch. Bounded on south on Mark Cole; west on John Allbey; other sides vacant. Survey certified 1 March 1773; both granted 19 August 1774. Quit rent in 2 years. Wm. Carsen D.S. Delivered 15 March 1775 to Charles Harris.

29 December 1774. James Toussiger, for 300 acres in Craven County, St. Mark's Parish, bounded northwest on Joseph Fogartie; southeast on William Miller and vacant land; southwest on William Miller, Abraham Petty Poll, vacant land and William Maple, dec'd. Survey certified 11 May 1773; granted 8 July 1774. Quit rent in 2 years. Wood Furmas, D.S. Delivered 26 January 1775 to James Toussinger.

Abraham Pettypool Sr. and Jr. were in Camden District, South Carolina in 1782, listed as security for estate records of James Burroughs (19).

4 November 1782. Estate probate of James Burroughs. Mary Burroughs appplied for administration, as next of kin 7 September 1782. Citation published in Meeting, 21 September 1782. Bond: Mary Burroughs, Administratrix, Abraham Pettipool Senr, Abraham Pettipool Jr, security; Witness: Thos. Andrews. Inventory made 23 November 1782 by Leond. Powell, Thomas Andrews, Benjamin Wallis. Sale 25 November 1782, buyers: Mary Burroughs, Mr. Drury Fletcher.

Seth Pettypool, son of Abraham Sr., lived on the waters of the Black River in 1785 (20).

1785 September 20. Seth Petti Pool, planter, of Camden District, to Sarah Singleton, wife of Richard Singleton of District aforesaid, one negro man slave named June, one negro wench named Minder, one negro girl named Darkis, and one negro boy named Jack, also two black rone mares, five head of cattle, three tracts of land granted in the name of James Brunson, adjoining each other, one of 200 acres, one of 150 acres and one of 50 acres in Camden District on Cane Savannah, waters of Black River, adjoining land granted to Colonel Mathew Singleton, Ambrose Gask [Gayle], also two feather beds and furniture; signed: Seth (X) Petti Pool; witnesses: Saml Reynolds, Louisa (X) Maples. Proved in Charleston District by oath of Samuel Reynolds 8 October 1785 before Dl. Mazyck, J. P. Recorded 8 October 1785.

Abraham, [Sr or Jr.] was listed on a tax roll in 1785 (21) and along with Seth Pettypool, was on the 1790 US Census of Claremont County.

1785 Camden District, Tax District Eastward of the Wateree, William Murrell, returned on 1 Sept 1785
Abraham Petipool     450 acres 6 negros
Philip Petipool         1 negro

1790 US Census, Claremont County, South Carolina
Abraham Pettypool     1mo16, 3mu16, 5 f, 6 slaves
Seth Pettypool             2mo16, 3mu16, 3 f, 12 slaves
Isham Moore                1mo16, 3mu16, 4 f, 145 slaves
Poole, D[avid]            2mo16, 1mu16, 2f [son of Stephen Pettypool]

Abraham Senior and Junior were on a coroner's jury for a murder in Claremont County, Camden District in 1794 (22).

State vs. Sus. Camble. South Carolina, Claremont County. an inquisition taken at the plantation of John Cmbell [sic] in the district aforesaid on the twenty third day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety four before me Jesse Nettles one of the Justice of the County aforesaid, there being no Coroner of the County appointed according the Law upon the view of the body of the afsd John Cambell then & there lying dead upon the oaths of Reuben Long, Abraham Poole Senr., Caleb Gayle, John Odle, Joseph Williams, William Moore, Mathew Moore, Lyne Brown, James Howard, William Clarke, Abraham Poole, Lawrence Manning & Isham Moore good & lawfull men of the County...do say upon their oaths that he was wilfully murdered by  being shot as he Lay in his bed by a certain gun belonging to him which gun was found in his house & that Susannah the wife of the said John Cambell was privy to the said murder if not the principle in the same. The said Jurors upon their oaths further say Richard Chewning of the aforesaid County & District was also privy to the intention of the murder of the said John Cambell ... In witness..Jesse Nettles Coroner, Jno Singleton jurors, Reuben Long, Lau. Manning, James Howard, William Moore, Linel Brown, Caleb Gayle, Mattw Moore, Thos Odil, Abraham p. pool, Joseph Williams, William Clark, John Odil, Isham Moore, Abraham (X) Pool Senr. Witnesses: Abm Pool, Asa Pipkins, Wm Linam.

An Abraham Pool died in 1794 in Fairfield County, South Carolina, and William Pettypool of Fairfield County was administrator of his estate (23). Since Ephraim Pettypool, Abraham Sr's brother, was in Fairfield County, Camden District, it is likely that Abraham of Fairfield was the son of Ephraim Pettypool of Dobbs County, North Carolina and Camden District, Fairfield County, South Carolina, and not the son of Abraham Senior of Camden District, Clarendon-Sumter Counties, South Carolina. Abraham Sr of Sumter County, South Carolina died c1805-1809.

Abraham Pettypool Junior, Revolutionary War soldier and son of Abraham Senior, lived in Claremont County, Camden District adjoining the Odel and Giddins families. Abraham married Sarah Eugenia Odel (24). They also had a son named Abraham who was born c1770, thus confusing identities for the following records.

1795 October 20. Abraham Pettipool of Claremont County, South Carolina, planter, to William Bracey of sd county and state, for 277 acres, being part of a tract granted to Matthew Singleton 16 July 1784 for 155 pounds sterling, adjoining Abraham Gidden, Thomas Odle, Thos. Odle, Sr, & Matthew Singleton. Signed: Abraham (X) Petty Pool (seal). Witnesses: Isham Moore & Ezekial Evans. Release of all estate and interest, also all right and claim of dower in the above premises, signed by Sarah (X) Pettipool, before John Greening, 28 February 1801. Proved by Ezekiel Evans before John Horan, J. P., 29 August 1800; recorded 27 May 1803.

1799 August 30. Isaac Giddens of Clarendon County, South Carolina, planter, to William Bracey of Claremont Count, South Carolina, a tract of land of 250 acres surveyed 3 September 1771, situated on the east side of Nasty Branch, for $500. Signed: Isaac (X) Giddens, Jemima (X) Giddens; witnesses: Thomas (X) Giddens, Philip Thomson. Release of all interest and estate, also all right and claim of dower signed by Jemima Giddins, wife of within named Isaac Giddins, before John Greening, J. P., 11 September 17999; recorded 26 May 1803

1799 December 6. Survey. Pursuant to a warrant from Zack Cantey for D. R. Evans, commissioner of locations dated the 23rd day of November 1799. I have ad__ured & laid out unto Abraham Petty Pool a tract of land containing three hundred and eighteen acres situate in the said district on Nasty branch waters of Black River bounded by a line running NW by lands surveyed for Isaac Brunson NE by land surveyed for John Singleton, NE by Sumter's land and on all other sides by land unknown and hath such form and __ as the above platt represents [also shown are adjoining lands of Edward Wells and Henry Phillips]. Surveyed the 6th day of Decr 1799. Ezekeil Evans, D.S. Recorded 21 Jany 1800

1800 March 14. Isham Moore of Claremont County, South Carolina, planter, to Abraham Pettypool of same place, a tract of land containing 300 acres, more or less, being part of a tract of 4,000 acres granted to Matthew Singleton 16 July 1784, for 64 pounds sterling, adjoining John Odil, Thos.Odil, Thos. Brumby, Isham Moore & Lynn Brown.. Signed: Isham Moore (Seal); Witnesses: Richard Moore & Leonard Moore. Proved by Leonard Moore before John Horan, J. P., 3 September 1803.

Abraham Jr was on the 1800 US Census of Clarendon County, South Carolina.

1800 US Census, Clarendon County, South Carolina
p. 584
Abram Pool Jr 1mu10, 1m26-45, 1f10-16, 1f26-45 [born c1770, grandson of Abraham Pettypool Sr]
Isham Moore
p. 585
David Poole 1mu10, 1m26-45, 1f16-26, 1f45+  [son of Stephen Pettypool]
p. 597
David Pool 1mu10, 1m26-45, 1fu10, 1f26-45, 18 slaves

Abraham Pettypool Junior died c1805-1809 when he gifted slaves from his estate to his nephews William, Nazara and Robert Pettypool (24). These three nephews were sons of Seth Pettypool, Revolutionary War soldier, and brother of Abraham Jr. Seth's descendants moved to Mississippi Territory and East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana.


Descendants of Abraham Pettypool (not all children known)
 
 1   Abraham Pettypool b: Bet. 1730 - 1734 in Prince George Co., VA d: Abt. 1809
......... 2   Abraham Pettypool b: Abt. 1752 in Lunenburg Co., VA d: Abt. 1825 in Sumter Co., SC
.............  +Sarah Eugenia Odel  d: Abt. September 06, 1836 in Abbeville, SC
.................... 3   Nancy Pettypool
.................... 3   Benjamin Odle Pettypool
.................... 3   William Pettypool
.................... 3   Thomas Pettypool
.................... 3   Abraham Pettypool b: Abt. 1770
........................  +Sarah Lipscomb
.................... 3   Elizabeth Pettypool
.................... 3   Mary Pettypool
.................... 3   Moses Pettypool  d: Abt. 1827
.......................    + Margaret
.................... 3   Sarah Eugenia Pettypool b: Abt. 1824
........................  +Joel Lipscomb
......... 2   Seth Pettypool b: Abt. 1755 in NC d: Bet. 1790 - 1791 in Sumter District, SC
.................... 3   Robert P. Pool b: Abt. 1784 in Sumter District, SC d: January 14, 1854 in Hallsville, Harrison Co., TX
........................  +Ann Eliza Tynes b: Bef. 1795 in SC d: 1835 in East Feliciana Parish, LA    Father: Fleming Tynes
.................... 3   Nazareth Pool b: 1785 d: September 20, 1831 in Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, LA
........................  +Elizabeth Watkins      Father: Fleming Watkins Mother: Ann Curtis
....................  *2nd Wife of Nazareth Pool:
........................  +Nancy Terry
.................... 3   William W. Pool b: Abt. 1786 in SC d: Abt. 1862 in Amite Co., MS
........................  +Martha Tynes b: 1794 d: in East Feliciana Parish, LA m: April 12, 1812 in Amite Co., MS   Father: Fleming Tynes
......... 2   David Pettypool b: Bet. 1756 - 1760 in Edgecombe Co., NC d: Bef. October 27, 1830 in Catahoula Parish, LA
.............  +Frances Taylor Wright
......... 2   William Pettypool b: Abt. 1758 in NC


References Cited

1. Beaufort County, North Carolina Deed Book 3, p. 339 [14 September 1757 ]; Pitt County, North Carolina Deed Book M, p. 218 [25 January 1790]; Pitt County, North Carolina Deed Book O, p. 84 [11 February 1797], In: Lindsey , J. M., Pitt Co. Deeds, http://users.hal-pc.org/~happy/little/pittdeed.html; Beaufort County, North Carolina, 1755 Tax List, courtesy of Sandy Hodges.

2. Johnston County, North Carolina Deed Book 5, p. 247 [April 1757 - April 1758] (http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/lenoir/deeds/book5.txt), Deed Book 7, pp. 58, 482, & 518 [April 1765 - April 1769] (http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/lenoir/deeds/book7.txt) abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble {USGENWEB Notice:  In keeping with our policy of providing free information on the Internet, data may be freely used by non-commercial entities, as long as this message remains on all copied material. These electronic pages cannot be reproduced in any format for profit or other presentation.)

3. Dobbs County, North Carolina Index to Deeds A-Z 1746-1880 (Grantors), State of North Carolina Library and Archives, Microfilm C.034.48351, Raleigh, NC; Dobbs County, North Carolina Index to Deeds A-Z 1746-1880 (Grantees), State of North Carolina Library and Archives, Microfilm C.034.48701, Raleigh, NC.

4. Dobbs County, North Carolina, Will of William Bryant [3 October 1772], Tabitha Marie DeVisconti Papers, Manuscript Division, Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greeneville, NC, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/greene/wills/bryant01.txt.

5. Craven County, North Carolina [November 1742], In: Court of Claims Entries for Warrants, March 1742/3 - September 1749, State of North Carolina Archives and Library, Secretary of State Papers S.S. 591, Raleigh, NC; Land Entry and Warrant, Lord Granville Land Patents, Miscellaneous Land Office Records,  In: Hoffman, M. M. (1993), The Granville District of North Carolina 1748-1763, Abstracts of Miscellaneous Land Office Records, vol. 4, p. 78.

6. Lord Granville Land Patents, Miscellaneous Land Office Records, In: Hoffman, M. M. (1993), The Granville District of North Carolina 1748-1763, Abstracts of Miscellaneous Land Office Records, vol. 4, p. 79; Lord Granville Land Patent Book 11, p. 111 [Dobbs County], In: Hoffman, M. M. (1986), The Granville District of North Carolina 1748-1763, vol. 1, p. 50 and In: Secretary of State 1690-1960, Land Grant Books 10, 11, 12, 13,State of North Carolina Library and Archives,  microfilm S.108.160.3N, Raleigh, NC.

7. Johnston County, North Carolina Will Book [13 July 1747], In: Ross, E. E. (1975) Johnston County North Carolina Will Abstracts 1746-1825, Clayton, NC, p. 79.

8.  Lord Granville Land Patent Book 6, pp. 84,  87, 88, 93 [Pitt County], In: Hoffmann, M. M. (1989), The Granville District of North Carolina 1748-1763, Abstracts of Land Grants, vol. 3, Atlantic Printing, Ahoskie, NC, pp. 31, 33, 35.

9. Pitt County, North Carolina, Tax Lists, 1762 & 1763, transcribed by Roger Kammerer, http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/pitt/tax/ptax1762.txt , http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/pitt/tax/ptax1763.txt  {USGENWEB NOTICE: In keeping with our policy of providing free information on the Internet, data may be used by non- commercial entities, as long as this message remains on all copied material. These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or for presentation by other persons or organizations. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material for purposes other than stated above must obtain the written consent of the file contributor, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent.}

10. Pitt County, North Carolina Deed Book B, p. 528; Deed Book C, pp. 115, 125, 137, 493, 502, 507; In: Ellison, J. P. (1968) Index and Abstracts Of Deeds Of Records Of Pitt County, North Carolina (1761-1783), vol. 1, Old South Historical Research and Atlantic Printers and Lithographers, Inc., Miami Beach, FL; Pitt County Real Estate Conveyances 1762-1771, Vol. B, C, D, State of North Carolina Library and Archives, microfilm C.0179.40001, Raleigh; Dobbs County, North Carolina, Tax List 1769, by Jerome Tew, http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/dobbs/taxlists/dobbs2.txt.

11. Beaufort County, North Carolina, December Court, 1742 [14 November 1742], In: Grimes, J. B., Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, Compiled from Original and Record Wills in the Office of the Secretary of State, E.M. Uzzell & Co., State Printers and Binders, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1910; Collections of the Huegenot Society of America, vol. I, pages 7, 123, 130, 134, 141, 150, The Huguenot Society of America, New York, 1886; Craven County, North Carolina, Patent Book 2, p. 29 [20 April 1745], In: Hofmann, M. M., Colony of North Carolina, 1735-1764: Abstracts of Land Patents, Volume One, Abstracts, Patent Book Two, p. 29. Further information courtesy of Tommy Bargeron, http://www.bargeron.com/genealogy/gsb/f2861.html

12. Secretary of State, Committee of Claims, Coroner's Inquests, 1738-1775, In: Roebuck, H., North Carolina Colonial Coroner's Inquests 1738-1775,  p. 35

13. Pitt County, North Carolina Deed Book D, p. 146, In: Pitt County Real Estate Conveyances 1771-1801, Vol. B, C, D, Microfilm C.079.40001, State of North Carolina Library and Archives, Raleigh, NC.

14. Salley, A. S. (1977) South Carolina Provincial Troops, Genealogical Publishing County, Baltimore, MD, pp. 38, 157-158, 192-193.

15. Moss, B. G. (1983) Roster of South Carolina Patriots In The American Revolution, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, p. 779.

16. Revell, J., Copy Of The Original Index Book Showing Revolutionary War Claims Filed In South  Carolina Between August 20, 1783 And August 31, 1786, Kept by James McCall, Auditor General.,

17. South Carolina Association For Public Defense 1776- East Of The Wateree, 4 Jun 1775, South Carolina State Archives, copy kindly provided by Polly Craig.

18. South Carolina Memorial Book 13, p. 193, 292 [26 January 1775, 30 April 1773], In: Motes, J. H. III & M. P. Motes (1996) South Carolina Memorials: Abstracts of Land Titles, Volume 1, 1774-1776, Southern Historical Press, Greenville, SC, p. 195, 235.

19. Holcomb, B. H., and E. O. Parker (1977) Camden District, South Carolina, Wills and Administrations, 1781-1787, Southern Historical Press, Easley, SC, p. 11.

20. South Carolina Deed Book N-5, pp. 402-403 [Craven County], In: Holcomb, B. H. (1996) South Carolina Deed Abstracts 1783-1788, Books I-5 through Z-5, SCMAR, Columbia, SC, p. 120.

21. South Carolina Mag. Ances. Res., Vol 2 p. 177, kindly provided by Jackie McInnes.

22. Becknell, M. (1995) Camden District Coroners Inquisitions 1784-1799, SC Magazine Ancestral Res., 23, 145-146.

23. Fairfield County, South Carolina Will Book 2, p. 40-41, In: Holcomb, B. (1976) Some South Carolina County Records, Volume 1, Southern Historical Press, Easley, SC, pp. 120, 122.

24. Sumter County, South Carolina Deed Book A, pp. 252-253, 255-256, 327-328, In: Lucas, S. E. (1989),  Some South Carolina County Records, Volume 2, Southern Historical Press, Easley, SC, pp.407, 419.

25. Sumter District, Clarendon County, Deed Book B, p. 424-426, kindly provided by Polly Craig.


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