Posted By:Jessica Chisholm
Subject:Untangling the MCFATTER families of Bladen co. NC
Post Date:December 21, 2006 at 00:48:46
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Forum:Bladen County, NC Genealogy Forum
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My ancestor Alexander McFATTER (c. 1770-1843 MS) migrated from Fayetteville NC to Natchez MS in 1819, as recorded in the diary of James Campbell of Bladen co. NC. Others in the party besides Alexander and James were Archibald Sellars, Bythal Haynes, Charles McAlester, Duncan Steward, Chas. Steward, Mrs. Long, Mrs. White, Wm. Shaw, Dugald McLaughlin, Daniel McAlester, Edward Currie, Robert Henry, Daniel Cook and James Torie.

I'm examining some of the records from Bladen co. and its splinter counties Robeson and Columbus trying to determine where my Alexander fits in with the known families. Is anyone else researching these people?

Archibald McFATTER is listed on the 1763 tax list for Bladen co. NC.

On Feb 8, 1766, Archibald McFATTER and John McFATER served on a jury inquest held in St. Martin's Parish, Bladen co. NC.

On July 2 1773, Malcolm McFATER witnessed a deed between Abraham Strickland and John Watson in Bladen co. NC.

In the 1790 Robeson co. NC census there are two McFATTER families. Christian McFATTER, 2 white males, 3 white females. Donald McFATTER, 3 white males, 2 white females.

In the 1790 Bladen co. NC census there is listed: Daniel McFATER, 1 male sixteen or older, 3 females, no slaves. There are three families in the 1800 Bladen co. NC census: Daniel, Margaret, and Alexander McFATTER.

In the 1810 Bladen co. NC census is: Archibald McFATTER, one male aged 17-26 years, two females under ten, one female aged 17-26 years. Daniel McFATTER, one male over 45 years, one female under ten, one female over 45. Mevin McFATTER, three males 10-16, one male 16-18, one female under 10, one female 10-16, one female over 45.

On April 9 1798, Daniel McFATTER and his wife Mary had a deed with John Campbell.

Anthony Maultsby of Bladen co. NC left a will dated Dec 14 1800 in which he leaves land to his sons William Alexander McFATTER and Samuel Carver McFATTER. He also mentions daughters Ann Jane McFATTER and Mary Ann McFATTER and mentions one Isabella McFATTER in terms that suggest she was the mother of his children. The will also mentions one Thomas Savage McFATTER.

In Sept 1804, Alexander McFATTER witnessed a deed between Daniel Schaw and Thomas Chancey in Bladen co. NC.

Aug 20 1805, Archibald McFATTER witnessed a deed between James Corbitt and John Carlile in Columbus co. NC.

War of 1812. In the muster roll of Captain John DuBose's company from the Sea Fencibles (enlisted in Elizabethtown) is recorded a Niven McFATTER under Captain Nicholson's command; an illegible McFATTER and an Alexander McFATTER in the 43rd.