Posted By:Larry R. Herrin
Subject:Re: Jared Ellison Groce, Surry County, NC
Post Date:October 29, 2011 at 16:32:58
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Garrett Gross was with my ancestor, Edward Herrin, in Surry Co., NC. Looks as if they may be related:

Surry County, North Carolina County Court Minutes Vol. 1, pg 4: 13 March 1773 John Armstrong, Thomas Poindexter & Hezekiah Wright bound unto Edward Herring in case Garrot Gross attcht. Aget. Estate Edward Herring et. nxt ct. Wit. Malcolm Curry. (Garrett Gross with Edward Herring in 1772 Wake Co.)

Halifax County, Virginia Deeds 1767-1772
Page 65 - Jan 8, 1776 from Thomas Payne and Pendexter Payne, executors of William Payne, dec'd, of H, to Fleming Bates Jr and John Moore Jr of H for 50 L, all that tract of land willed by the above named William Payne dec'd to John Owen, blacksmith, on the upper Double Cr in H, containing about 50 acres bounded by Garrott Gross, Ayres, Byrd's old line.
Signed Thomas (T his mark) Payne, Pendexter Payne

He was also in Wake Co., NC where Edward was from:

Wake County, NC County Court Minutes 1771-1776 Bk A1, p. 52. Dec Court 1772. Ordered that a Road be laid off beginning on the County line of Wake and Orange near Archibald Cains Running near or on Herendons Tobaco Path so Down the Ridge between the Indiana Branch and Middle Branch across Crabb Tree Creek to the Hillsborough Road and that the following Jurors lay off said Road to wit, Tignsl Jones, john Jones, William hawood, Micajah barbee, Christoper Barbee, Thomas Hopson, Edward Sorrell, Sr. William Hollifield, Ralph Hollifield, Vollentine Hollifield, Harrard Thornton, John Motley, Arthur Cook, Edward Herring, Garrat Gross, Thomas Philips (Note: See Garrot Gross Estate Surry Co., NC, 1773 along with Edward Herrin)