|Subject:||Moreland--Dinwiddie to Orange|
|Post Date:||September 14, 2001 at 20:38:07|
|Forum:||Orange County, NC Genealogy Forum|
The following is an affidavit taken from CR073.325.8 at N.C. State Archives in Raleigh. It was filed in Orange County, NC, pursuant to a matter of debt.
"By virtue of the comission hereunto annexed to us & others directed, Francis Moreland personally appeared before us as a witness in a cuase depending in Orange County NoCarolina between the exexutors of JOhn Heath, pltffs, assignee of James Greenway & Thomas Moreland, Dft; and the sd Frs MORELAND being first duly sworn deposeth and saith That he has a brother of the name of Thomas Moreland now resident as he believes in North Carolina; and that at the last time he was at his brothers house, abt one year ago last fall, he was living on the waters of New Hope as he told this Deponent & in Orange County as he believes. That his said brother was formerly an inhabitant of Dinwiddie County living in the neighborhood of Doct. James Greenway, who kept a store & it is highly probable as this Deponent thinks had dealings with the said Greenway. That his brother moved away from this county about eight or nine years ago to the best of his remembrance, ever since which he has resided in No Carolina as he believes. That this Deponent knows of no other Moreland of his brother's name. That, if now alive he is about sixty years of age, looks well & was pretty fat when this deponent last saw him. When living in Dinwiddie was fond of Liquor & talkative in his cups and further this deponent saith not.
Taken at Dinwiddie Court House the seventeenth day of April one thousand seven hundred & eighty six, being sworn to by the sd deponent as interlined above before
I am not related to this family, but found it by chance while working civil action papers in Orange County.