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Andrew Hollar to Henry Kaylor and Land Grant Map
Posted by: Joe Heritage (ID *****1741) Date: June 06, 2009 at 21:21:13
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For any descendants of Henry Kaylor,1794-1861, I've posted a copy of a 1822 deed of sale from Andrew Hollar to Henry Kaylor in the link section of my Kaylor blog site: The land is somewhere on present day Rifle Range Rd. in Conover, N.C. That is where Henry Kaylor worked as a millwright and raised a family of ten children. He died in 1861, but I'm told some of the locals still refer to the property as the Henry Kaylor place. The deed mentions that the land borders on some of his father-in-law George Herman's property and also the property of the ageless Phillip Baker, 1764-1863.

Also, I was recently told about a land grant map that shows the location of the original land owners of Lincoln County, the ones who received land grants. The land grant map is superimposed onto a modern day map. It is found at the Catawba County Genweb site, more of the fine work done by Derrick Hartshorn. The map includes James Hennon, the original owner of the land bought by Heinrich Kaylor in 1790. The Hennon tract included over 700 acres, but he sold 223 acres to Heinrich Kaylor. This was specifically mentioned in the old Kaylor deeds. As a result, we can look at the map and get a good idea about the general vicinity of where the Kaylors first settled. It turns out it wasn't in the immediate vicinity of where the above mentioned Henry Kaylor bought his land. The map shows us the Kaylor land or James Hennon land was somewhere within a couple mile radius of the Fairgrove Church Rd. exit at I-40. I'm still trying to narrow it down a little more, but we know from the deed that the land was on the headwaters of Clark's Creek and that it bordered on West Field. The West Field reference is almost certainly a reference to the Richard West tract that borders on the James Hennon tract on the map. That probably means the Kaylor's 223 acres were in the lower half of the James Hennon tract. With the right type of map that follows the entire path of Clark's Creek, I hope to be able to narrow down the location to a fairly small area. Below is a link to the land grant map or maps. They show it from several different perspectives.

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