I'm searching for any available information on the early Orange County NC and also Chatham formed from part of Orange County. Specifically the Griffin's found from around 1750 thru 1800. I have some information however nothing about the families of the men listed in Census and Tax records.
The primary family I'm interested in is Rev War soldier Richard Griffin, Richard was born about 1756 in Orange county NC. Later the area where he lived became Chatham. The info is from his Rev War pension application. Does anyone know his parents or siblings? I'm also interested in the Copeland family in the area where he lived, I suspect that Richard or a close relative married into the Copeland family.
Thanks in advance for any information ..... Jim
Orange Co, NC Tax roll Ė Before Chatham county was formed (later found in Chatham Co)
Samuel GRIFFIN 1755 Tax Roll (spelled Griffen)
Joshua GRIFFIN 1755 Tax Roll
Page 8 - Court of the Pleas & Quarter Sessions May 1774
A Deed of Trust from David Griffin to Rich'd Kennon & Co. proved by Elisha Cain.
Pg.23 Court - August 1774 Chatham Co, NC
William Griffin orphan of David Griffin, be bound to Zachariah Harman till lawful age, being now nine years and eight months old to learn the business of a planter.
pg. 11 - May, 1774
MARY COPLAND, be bound to WILLIAM PETTY SR. 'til she arrives at the age of 18 years, being now 12 years old.
Aug 9, 1774
A Bill of Sale from Lewis Griffen to Cumming Warwick & Co. proved by Patrick Ronaldson.
Pg. 27 - Aug. Court 1774
Deed from Joseph Burton and wife to William Daniel proved by Edward Griffin.
Nov. Court 1774
The Grand Jury, to wit many names including , William Griffin
Court Aug 1775
Zachariah Harman appointed overseer of the road in room of William Petty.
NOTE BY JTC: William Petty lived near the Copelandís and his relative was named AMBROSE Petty ! Zachariah Harmanís wife was Rebecca Petty before marriage.
Chatham NC Deed Book A-128 Nov. 6, 1772
David Griffin and wife Sarah to ELISHA CAIN for 90 pds, 2
tracts adj each other; adj Theophilus Petty, Charles Clanton, William Petty, Jr; grant of James Ray, 102a; also on Little Creek, 60a. s/David Griffin, Sarah (x) Griffin. w/ Jesse George, WILLIAM (x) CAIN.
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