Posted By:T Strickland
Subject:William Gaddy witness in Will 1754 Edgecombe-Questions
Post Date:October 07, 2008 at 15:29:55
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I have found a deed/Will related to “A William Gaddy” in association with the MacKinne/McKinney family. The Mckinne/Mackinne and Strickland family were in deeds together in Edgecombe and Bertie County, North Carolina:

This Will reference in Bertie County Deed Book B, Page 8 (Aug. Court 1725) Barnabe McKinnie & Wife Mary to Joseph Joyner, 150 acre deed of gift made by William Brown deceased by his last will did give to his daughter Martha, which is to say Martha Brown which land was laps before the aforesaid Brown's death and is now come due to me by virture of a relapsed patent bearing the date November 22, 1723 and now being exchanged by WILLIAM STRICKLAND the husband of said Martha Brown with Joseph Joyner we do for this reason bargain and confirm to Joseph Joyner, SS Moratuck River, part of survey called Walnut Gut Fork. Wit: Isaac Ricks & William Humphrey .

McKinney, Mary Edgecombe County
October 13, 1754. November Court, 1754. “Imprimis. I most humbly bequesth my soul to God my Maker beseeching His most Gracious reception of it through the all sufficient merits and Meditations of my Most Compassionate Redeemer Jesus Christ, Who gave himself to be an atonement for my sins, and is able to save to the uttermost all that come unto God by him, Seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them, and who I trust will not reject me a returning penitent sinner, when I come to him for mercy; in this Hope & confidence I render my soul with comfort humbly beseeching the most Blessed and Glorious Trinity, one God most holy, most merciful and gracious to prepare me for the time of my dissolution, and then to take me to himself unto that Place of Rest and incomparable Felicity which he has prepared for all that Love and fear his holy name Amen Blessed be God.” (The foregoing is given as a specimen of the preambles to the wills of this period.) Sons: John, Barnaby. Daughters: Annjeleany Pope, Mary, Patience and Martha McKinnie. Executor: Barnaby Pope. Witnessess: David Crawley, William Gaddy, Robert Belcher. Clerk of Court: Benj’n Wynns.

On May 10, 1731,
Bertie Precinct, NC. Barnibe McKinne, Jr. sold William Strickland a patent for 180 acres in Bertie Precinct south of Morratock River adjoining John McKinnie. Wit: Barnaby McKinnie, SR. and Joseph Simmons.

NOTE: Morratock River is the northern boundary of Halifax County, separates Northampton and Halifax, Halifax and Bertie, Bertie and Martin Counties.

William Strickland (born about 1720) and Martha Brown’s son, Abraham Strickland (born about 1745) married ( A Martha “possible Gaddy”) and Abraham is found in deeds with “A Thomas Gaddy” of Anson County. The Mackinne/McKinney family was associated with both the Strickland and Gaddy families.

The question I have is:
How is This William Gaddy in the 1754 Mary McKinney Will above related to the Thomas Gaddy in these two 1782 Estate Records below with Abraham Strickland in Anson County???:

An estate record of Isaac Nicols died before 2 Jan., 1782, Anson County, NC. No children named. Inventory made by Honor (her X mark) Nichols, relationship not stated. Names on the estate sale: William Boggan, James Little, James Gordon, Thomas Gaddy, Abram Stricklin, Thomas Creel, Stewart, John Moore, and Frederick Gordon. Anson County Wills & Estates, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC.

Page 311 Anson County, North Carolina Deed Abstracts; 1749-1766 Abstracts of Wills & Estates 1749-1795.
Estate of Reuben Phillips, deceased to Clement Phillips 18 Mar 1782. Paid Thomas Gaddy, Timothy Haney, Jerry Gulledge, Nathaniel Dobbs, Abraham Strickland.

Also, Please I would like more information on Thomas Gaddy (T2) and his purported second wife Martha Jane Carpenter.

If Abraham Strickland’s wife, Martha was indeed a Gaddy (no proof yet), perhaps she was a daughter of Thomas (T2) Gaddy and Martha Jane Carpenter. Any information on these 2 questions William (1754) and Thomas (wife Martha Jane) is greatly appreciated.