Talbot WILLIAMS shows up on a couple of Craven County census records in 1790 and 1800, then leaves a will before his death around 1820, but it seems as if he came from out of nowhere. [Update 5/9/2014 – I have learned that Talbott WILLIAMS and his wife, Nancy, were both born in Maryland. I’ve also found two assessments for Talbott WILLIAMS in Calvert County, Maryland in 1783, and then he shows up on a tax list in the Swift Creek area between Craven and Pitt Counties in North Carolina in 1786, so that means he must’ve moved sometime between 1783 and 1786 for North Carolina. Additionally, I have found a 14-year-old forum post on Genealogy.com that mentions a Talbott WILLIAMS of Maryland who married an Annie GARDNER, daughter of William GARDNER and Milcah CHANEY of Anne Arundel County, Maryland. I’m not sure if they’re one and the same, but I’m assuming they are considering the time of the marriage would be right — 1780 — and Talbott isn’t exactly the most common name in the world, not to mention, “Ann” can be a nickname for “Nancy.”]

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(The deed below was originally posted at Ancestry by plrolison.)

North Carolina Craven County this indenture made the first day of February Anna Domini one thousand seven hundred & ninety nine between ISAAC KEMP of Craven county in the province of North Carolina Planter of the one part & Talbot Williams of the same county & province Planter of the other part witnesseth that the said ISAAC KEMP for & in consideration of the sum of one hundred & fifty pounds current money of North Carolina to him in hand paid or secured to be paid whereby he is fully satisfied & paid hath given granted bargained & sold and by these presents doth give grant bargain & sell unto the said Talbot Williams his heirs & assigns forever, a plantation or tract of land lying & being in Craven County aforesaid containing one hundred & ninety nine acres beginning at a stake in the bay bush, then No65 Wt 178 poles to a pine in said Pearsons line, then No25 Wt 178 pole to the centre of three pines then So 65 Wt 14 pole to George Charlton line then along the same So 17 Et 56 poles to his corner white oak then his other line So 54 Wt 64 pole his corner pine then No 74 Wt his other line 163 pole to his corner pine, then South 120 pole to a pine in the bay bush then a direct line to the first station To have & to hold the said parcel of land with all the priviledges thereunto belonging unto the said Talbot Williams his heirs & assigns forever and the said ISAAC KEMP for himself his heirs executors and administrators doth covenant that the said land & every part of thereof is now free from all manner of former gifts grants jointers dowers fines & rents whatsoever & the said ISAAC KEMP himself his heirs & executors shall & will from time to time and at all times forever hereafter defend the said Talbot Williams his heirs & assigns in the peaceable possession of the premises & every part ther of against the lawfull claims of any person or persons from by or …(See pg 2)
under him the asid ISAAC KEMP or any of his procurements or any other person whatsoever.

In witness whereof the party above named hath to this present indenture set his hand & seal the day & year above written

ISAAC KEMP (seal)

Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of

John Gwaltney
Edward Gardner Sen’r.

State of North Carolina Craven Co September Term 1800 Then was the above deed proved by the Oath of John Gwaltney one of the subscribing witnesses & ordered to be registered.

Sam’l Chapman
by George Nutlecus?

(From North Carolina State Archives – Craven County Deeds, 1797-1800 – C.028.40012-A Vol. 34, pgs 96-97)

Isaac KEMP to Tolbert WILLIAMS - Deed p1 Isaac KEMP to Tolbert WILLIAMS - Deed p2