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Friends of Friends – Bill of Sale to Moses Tison

  It is the first Friday of the month, and I have another Pitt County deed (in this case listed as a Bill of Sale) to share with Friends of Friends.  This document, transcribed to the best of my ability, is from Deed Book DD, page 179, Pitt County, North Carolina.  It reads as follows: W. Hanrahan to Moses Tison, Bill of Sale State of No. Carolina, Pitt County.  Know all men by these presents that I , Walter Hanrahan of the County of Pitt for and in consideration of the sum of three Hundred and seventy – five dollars current money to me in hand paid by Moses Turnage[sic] of the County aforesaid at and before the sealing and signing of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have bargained slod … Read entire article »

Filed under: Deeds, Friends of Friends, NC, Pitt County

Abundant Genealogy – wk 5

Prompt:  Sometimes the challenges in life provide the best learning experiences.  Can you find an example of this in your own family tree?  Which brick wall ancestor are you most thankful for, and how did that person shape your family history experience? While I would not say that I am “thankful” for this brickwall, I do have a very challenging direct ancestor.  James Briley born circa 1800 and died before 1845.  His land was auctioned off by the sheriff.  He has been the hardest ancestor to trace and I have been piecing together his life little by very little for at least 20 years.  My first introduction to James was as a name on the marriage record of his son, Marcellus.  So I started to look for him, and look some … Read entire article »

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Mapping Monday – William Brierly to William Brierley, son

  Here is the crux of my Briley/Brierly problem… Just how many William Brierly’s in a row am I related too?  I am thinking 3, and upon further inspection, seem to find evidence supporting it.  I only just realized that William Brierly, the father in this deed, has a different mark than his son.  In this case, they do not use an X (like so many other of my ancestors).  The older William uses a stylized W and the younger one flips it over.  I have not really started the cataloging of these deeds.  It is one of my long term projects to get started on sometime this spring when our renovation is finished. Here is my transcription of the deed (I tried not to edit it too much): Pitt County, NC Deed Book … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2012 goals, Ancestor, Deeds