Seeking information on the the MILLS, VERNON, and WILLIAMS living in Bruswick CO., NC in the early 1800s. Specifically, the following names:
William, Edward, and James MILLs
Ephriam and William VERNON
William, James, Henry James, and Margaret WILLIAMS
Was William MILLS or Edward MILLS the father of Margaret WILLIAMS? What was the relationship between the MILLS-VERNON-WILLIAMS families?
The following land records from Brunswick Co., NC suggest that Edward or James MILLS is the father of Margaret WILLIAMS and that Ephriam and William VERNON might also be related. No other records have been found.
Deed Record: E207
William WILLIAMS for love and affection to mother Margaret WILLIAMS, give horses, cattle, hogs, accts of $500. 28 Feb 1805. Proved July 1806 Wm MILLS
Deed Record: J302
Margaret WILLIAMS to Henry James WILLIAMS all of Brunswick Co., NC - for natural love and affection - 213 ac being 1/3 part of 640 ac patent by Ephraim VIRNan sold by Wm VIRNAN to Jas MILLS running both sides Hood Creek. 14 Jan 1818. Wit Jas WILLIAMS, Wm THORNTON etc. Proved Dec 1825 by Jas WILLIAMS.
Deed Record: H334.
Edward MILLS of Brunswick Co., NC to Margaret WILLIAMS for $5 all lands claimed by me on Hood Creek except 100 ac assigned by me to John VERNON. 17 Nov 1818. Proved July 1820
There was also Benjamin MILLS with considerable property in Brunswick Co., NC. Was he connected to these MILLS or to WILLIAMSES?
Kitty B. Hoffman
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