Posted By:Walter V. Turner
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Subject:Re: Person Co Clerk 1814
Post Date:May 07, 2013 at 10:22:02
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/nc/person/messages/623.html
Forum:Person County, NC Genealogy Forum
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I read Jesse Dickins or Dickens here in 1812:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/DGS-004770586_00380?cc=1867501&wc=10922833

and here in 1813
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/DGS-004770586_00480?cc=1867501&wc=10922833

and here in the August Term, 1814
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/DGS-004770586_00560?cc=1867501&wc=10922833

This index page refers to Jesse Dickens/Dickins & wife on page 238
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/DGS-004770586_00629?cc=1867501&wc=10922833
and on that page we see Jesse’s wife is named Frances/Francis. This is interesting in that Jesse Dickens/Dickins himself recorded both the deed and his wife’s agreement to it in November, 1814:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/DGS-004770586_00569?cc=1867501&wc=10922833
Frances should have relinquished her rights in Jesse’s absence. He didn’t mention that, but said she did it “in open court,” so maybe that compensated for his infringement of the rules.

If Jesse had dotted his I’s, we would see how he intended to write the names. I could just as well read Deckins/Deckens.
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