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Jacob Johnson will, 1806 - p1

Will of Jacob Johnson of Craven County, 1806

In the name of God Amen. I Jacob Johnson of the state of North Carolina and County of Craven being old an infirm but of perfect sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and Testament in the following manner to wit ___ Item – I give and Devise unto my […]

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The bible record for the Arthur Butler family was written in a Bible like this.

Arthur Butler Family Bible Record

This Bible record may have been written by Sarah “Sally” Johnson Butler, as Arthur Butler was already deceased by the time this particular Bible was printed in 1829. What a treasure this is, as first of all, it sets Arthur and Sally’s marriage much earlier than previously thought. Second, it lists children who didn’t survive […]

1786 Swift Creek Tax List

The following was printed in the February 2005 edition of Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly journal. It was abstracted and contributed to that publication by Roger Kammerer. This, and other issues of the journal, may be found at the Internet Archive. 1786 Swift Creek Tax List The following is a list of taxables from the Swift […]

Edward Nelson Sr, Craven County 1837 p1

Will of Edward Nelson, Sr. of Craven County

The following is the last will and testament of Edward Nelson of Swift Creek, Craven County, dated June 3, 1837, probated November term 1839. In the name of God Amen I Edward Nelson Sen of the county of Craven and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and perfect memory blesed be God Do […]

Craven County Wills – Devisor/Devisee Index – V’s

The following is a transcription of the Craven County Record of Wills Devisor/Devisee Index for the letter W. The devisor is the deceased person who left a will, and the devisees are those to whom the deceased person has bequeathed items in his or her estate.   IMPORTANT! MANY NAMES THAT SHOULD BE IN THESE […]

Craven County Wills – Devisor/Devisee Index – W’s (complete)

The following is a transcription of the Craven County Record of Wills Devisor/Devisee Index for the letter W. The devisor is the deceased person who left a will, and the devisees are those to whom the deceased person has bequeathed items in his or her estate.   IMPORTANT! MANY NAMES THAT SHOULD BE IN THESE […]

Petition by heirs of Jacob Johnson of Craven County - p1

Petition by heirs of Jacob Johnson of Craven County, 1808

Jacob JOHNSON (sometimes spelled Johnston) and his wife, Sarah “Sallie” PEARCE produced a staggering number of descendants. Settling early in the Swift Creek (now Vanceboro) community, they had nine children, all of whom married other prominent families in the area, so much so that one would be hard-pressed to have ancestors from that part of […]