|Posted By:||Doug Rader|
|Subject:||Re: George and Wineford Forrest, Wayne and Pitt Cos., NC|
|Post Date:||October 06, 2009 at 16:30:45|
|Forum:||Pitt County, NC Genealogy Forum|
One more thing . . . if George Forrest is NOT the Martin County George Forrest . . . then earlier Craven/Johnston/Dobbs/Wayne (or Greene) County choices seem sparse. Obviously, the courthouse fires in Snow Hill and Kinston eliminated most of the pre-Wayne and Dobbs/Glasgow/early Greene County records.
With a quick perusal, it looks like the only Forrests in the cross-index to those burned deeds are as follows:
1) James McIllwain to James Forrest (Burned Deed Book 1, page 306, and thus about 1750)
2) Edward Forrest to Abraham Taylor (Burned Deed Book 2, page 286, and thus about 1752)
3) James Forrest to Anthony Calvert (Burned Deed Book 2, page 371, and thus perhaps 1753), and
4) Peter Diggins to Henry Forrest (Burned Deed Book 11, page 16, and thus about 1777).
Henry seems to be linked in at least some records to later William Forrest (of Glasgow/Greene County, NC).
I might have missed one or more Forrests in the non-alphabatized grantee lists.