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John Carrothers and Eleanor Shelby
Posted by: Jack Clay Date: November 03, 1999 at 07:17:34
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Looking for information on the family of John Carrothers married to Eleanor Shelby. Eleanor was the daughter of Moses Shelby.
Believe John's death was prior to Feb 1782 based on Deed entries in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Different spellings here reflect what is on the source docunent.

4 Feb 1782 Deed Book 11 Mecklenburg Co, NC
Pg 109 John to Daughter Mary slave, horse and cow.
Pg 115 John to daughter Isabel slave, horse and cow.
Pg 116 John to daughter Sarah slave, horse and cow.
Pg 117 John to wife Elinor the plantation, two slaves etc. If daughter Mary should marry before wife dies she is to enjoy 2/3 of plantation and at the death of wife whole of plantation to go to Mary.
Pg 118 John to daughter Mary 105 A on Anderson Cr adj Robinet to become the property of Mary at the death of her mother Elinor.

The above deed entries were Prvd in April 1782 Court. The witnesses to each were Adam Alexander and Oliver Wiley.

Another earlier deed in Book 11 page 61 has Moses Shelby to his granddaughter Mary Carruthers a slave. If Mary should die without issue slave to go to her sister Esther Carruthers. Stipulated slave to remain in the hands of my daughter Eoner Carruthers her lifetime.

Daughter Mary married James Clay. Marriage bond Rowan County, NC - 23 July 1789.

Deed book 6 page 11 in Cabarrus County, NC, note: Cabarrus County formed from Mecklenburg County 1792, James Clay to John Carithers - James Clay for two horses gives up his rights based on his marriage to Mary daughter of John Carothers.

Cabarrus County, NC Deed book 10 page 146 has the children of James and Mary selling property of their grandmother Elen Carothers with the stipulation it was to transfer at the death of their grandmother. This is dated 4 Jun, 1824. Children on the deed were Moses, John, Isam, Sarah and Isabela. Sarah's husband Hiram Brown and Isabela's husband Charles Townsend were also on this deed.

Any information on this family would be greatly appriciated.

Jack Clay

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