John Farson’s will dated 5/2/1828, proved May 1828
Son-in-Law: Samuel Yandell - land on Goose Creek adj. McEwen, Black, James Morris, Duncan Gesires(?), Robert Yandell’s heirs, and other lands of Samuel Yandell, but Sam Kerr is to have use of plantation for three years. Daughter Elizabeth - $1. Martha Yandell, daughter of Robert Yandell - bed and furniture. Jane Kerr (daughter?) corner cupboard. Exr: John McCall. Wit: Francis McCall and Joseph Purviance.
Mecklenburg County, NC Will Book A, page 229.
Mecklenburg County, NC Tax Lists - John Farson in Capt. Robert Hood’s company:
1797, 205 acres, 1 white poll
1798, 205 acres, 1 white poll
1799, 335 acres, 1 white poll
1806, 658 acres, No poll shown
1807, 658 acres, No poll shown
1808, 658 acres, No poll shown
1810, 658 acres, No poll shown
1811, 658 acres, No poll shown
1815, 90 acres, valued at $180, No poll shown
Note: Only 11 of the early tax lists are extant for Mecklenburg County—those above plus 1823 and 1824.
Mecklenburg County, NC Court Minutes (in three volumes, 1780-1830, by Herman Ferguson) contain numerous items concerning the following Farsons: John, Nathaniel, Martha, and Mary.
January Session, 1811. Robert Yandell and Samuel Yandell, minor heirs of James Yandell, deceased, came into Court and made choice of Martha Farson, their Mother, guardian. John Farson, her husband, came into Court and entered into bond with Philemon Morris, Security in the sum of 700 pounds. Mecklenburg County, NC Court Minutes, Book 5, page 129.
November Session, 1817. John Farson & Martha his wife, John McCall, James Yandell, Mary Yandell, Henry Hartis, Robert Yandell, William Yandell and Samuel Yandell to Thomas Kirkpatrick deeded 213 acres on 9/9/1811, proved by Hamilton Black. Mecklenburg County, NC Court Minutes, Book 6, page 149.
James Yandell’s will, dated 1/13/1797, proved January 1797.
Wife Martha. Sons: James, Henry, William, Robert, Samuel. Daughters: Abigail and Mary.
Mecklenburg County, NC, Unrecorded Wills in the North Carolina Archives, Raleigh, NC.
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