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Abundant Genealogy – wk 9

Cemeteries: Genealogists understand the full value of cemeteries and appreciate them in ways most others can’t see. Share a cemetery or cemetery experience for which you are most thankful. What makes this place special? What does it mean to you and your family history? Two summers ago, I met a cousin from the west coast in our “ancestral” land of Pitt County, North Carolina.  The highlight of the quick get-together was visiting the small, roadside, family cemetery that holds our great and great-great grandparents.  This cemetery obviously was once on family land.  Now it just sits on the side of a country road.  Some of the visible landmarks that I used the first time I visited the site were gone (torn down after some devastating hurricane damage).  The land around the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Abundant Genealogy, Pitt County

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

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

Mapping Monday – Look at what I found

Little did I think as we went to see the Egyptian Mummy exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts that I would find this little gem to help me with some deeds and notes I have. I was so happy! Good Colonial maps are hard to find… I finally can see where the Chowan and Pequiminn Districts are in relation to places in Virginia. … Read entire article »

Filed under: maps, NC