Thursday, November 15, 2007

North Carolina: Anson County

Anson Co., North Carolina was formed 1749 from Bladen County

1754, 17 May Anson Co., NC Benjamin Thomson entered land on the north side of Cataba (sic) River adj. Thomas Simson (sic) #4476

1763 tax list Thomas Simpson, Samuel Simpson and Gilbert Simspon (Don Simpson article in The Simpson Clan, Vol. X, No. 4, Spring 1995)

1769 May 4 Thomas Simpson entered 100 acres at the main fork of Mountain Creek SW of Pee Dee, joining the side of the creek (Colony of NC 1765-1775 by Margaret Hofmann #1929, p. 147) (See also Thomas Simpson 1764 Bladen County)

1771 October 12 Thomas Simpson, Getbird Simpson and others ordered to lay out a road from Salisbury road near or about the Lawyers Springs to cross Peedee at the Swift Island or Davis fork from thence to John Wilson’s ford on Clark’s Creek to Mathew Raiford’s fork over Little River where the Cross Creek road crosses the Little River (Abstracts of County Court Minutes 1771-1777)

1774 July 12 Thos. Simpson to Henry Rone, deed pr. by Wm. Noble (Abstracts of County Court Minutes 1771-1777)

1774 July 12 Ordered that Daniel Bankston be overseer of road from Lince’s Creek to mouth of Huwary and that hands Thos. Simpson and others work same (Abstracts of County Court Minutes 1771-1777)

1775 January 14 Administrator of the estate of John Simpson dec’d granted to Thos. Harris. Bond: Richard Farr and Morgan Brown, 150 pounds (Abstracts of County Court Minutes 1771-1777)

1779 February Gilbert Simpson, Thomas Simson and others signed a petition from the inhabitants of the upper end of the county for a division to form Montgomery County. (Abstracts of County Court Minutes 1771-1777)

1779 November Thomas Simpson signed a petition to prevent a new county from being formed. (“General Assemby Session Records, October – November 1779”, Box 1, Joint Papers, Petitions published on pp. 200-201, Vol. XXX, No. 2, May 2004 issue of The North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal)

1780-1782 tax lists for Montgomery County: Thomas Simpson, invalid, 196 acres and Gilbert Simpson, 48 acres (Abstracts of County Court Minutes 1771-1777)

1785 January 29 Sale of estate of John Simpson, deceased. Buyers: John Parson, Carney Wright, Thad Harris, John Carruth, Richard Worthen, John Murdock, Sam’l Blackford, Thos. Harris, John Jackson, Thos. Dickson (Abstracts of County Court Minutes 1771-1777)

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