New information has come to my attention that John Rice of Wake County (who later moved to Johnston Co., NC) sold a lot in New Bern to a family related to Richard Cogdell, who was guardian of John Rice, Jr. in 1769 in Craven Co., NC. See below.
From "Claims of British Merchants after the Revolutionary War (12th in series)," by Ransom McBride in Volume XVII, No. 1 of the North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal: "Rice, John 78.8.7 Pounds - John Grant Rencher and Colonel John Humphreys of Wake say that J. Rice was a man of very good fortune at the end of the War. [He] was Clerk of Wake Court, now lives insolvent in Johnston County...became insolvent by hard drinking before the Year 1790."
From Ann Ohmsen:
"This Indenture made this 20th day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight between John Rice of the County of Johnson of the one part and John Stanly of Newbern of the other part. Witnesseth that the said John Rice for and in consideration of the sum of Twenty pounds to him in hand paid by John Stanly the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath bargained sold released and confirmed and by these presents doth bargain sell release and confirm unto the said John Stanly his heirs and assigns a lot of land situate in the town of Newbern at the intersection of Queen Street and Graves Street known in the plan of the said by the number one hundred and twenty, containing one half acre more or less. To have and to hold the said Lott to the said lott to the said John Stanly his heirs and assigns forever and the said John Rice for himself his heirs executors and administrators doth covenant to and with the said John Stanly his heirs and assigns to warrant and defend the premises hereby granted to the said John Stanly his heirs and assigns against the lawful claims of all persons claiming by through from or under him. In witness whereof the said John Rice hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written
Sealed & delivered J. Rice (Seal)
in presence of State of North Carolina March 30th 1808 -
R. Sanders The execution of the above Deed by John Rice was this Day proved
Betsy Youngblood before me by Reuben Sanders a subscribing witness thereto, therefore
let it be Registered -
Jn. Hall . . ."
Comment by Ann Ohmsen: John Rice would have known John Stanly personally as both were in politics and John Stanly's brother, James Green Stanley also served as a Clerk of Court in Craven County. John Stanly was the son of John Wright Stanly and Ann Cogdell, daughter of Richard Cogdell.
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