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Re: Paces in South Carolina
Posted by: david Schatzan (ID *****1227) Date: January 17, 2011 at 12:28:31
In Reply to: Paces in South Carolina by S W Edmondson of 5367

Since I could not mail to you directly I will post what I have under my mysterious & confusing Pace info from this forum here - perhaps you will receive it after all! -

Pace Family Genealogy Forum

Richard Pace in Brunswick Co. Va.
Posted by: james pace Date: February 12, 2010
# 4313

Any proof the Richard who died in Bertie Co NC was the same person who purchased land in Brunswick Co 1724? The Va Richard Pace sold land to John Bradford 1733 in Va. He also lived next to Richard Moore. In 1750 a John Bradford and John Moore of NC went to Virginia to cliam that land. Both these men married Pace's. The Richard in Brunswick Co is more likely Richard III, not the Richard who was a vestryman in NC in 1727.


Posted by: james pace Date: February 15, 2010
In Reply to: Richard Pace in Brunswick Co. Va. by james pace of 4730

correction Richard lived next to John More/Moore not Richard Moore. Richard Moore came with John Bradford from NC to claim land Richard Pace sold to John's father in June 1733. John the older died in Brunswick Co 1735.
This Richard Pace maintained land in Brunswick Co. on Three Creeks until at least 1734. That land was patented 12 July 1718 in that part of Prince George Co that became Brunswick Co. 1720. He may have followed his sons Richard, Thomas and William to Northampton Co, NC after John Bradford's death.
Richard III's son Richard may have been the vestryman appointed 1727 in Bertie Co NC, however, there was a Richard Pace who purchased land there in 1719. Richard's son b 1700 was too young to legally purchase land. This land was sold in 1744 to Robert Nichols. It appears there was another Richard Pace living in NC during the early 1700s. In addition, there were several Richards living in Surry Co, Va.

Posted by: Samantha Date: February 27, 2010
In Reply to: Re: Richard Pace in Brunswick Co. Va. by james pace
# 4327

in Virginia - In his will he names his daughter REBECCA
BRADFORD - she was married to JOHN BRADFORD. I did no research on him tho. My interest was in Rebecca's brother RICHARD IV who married ELIZABETH CAIN 1724, Bertie - CAIN is my line - in REBECCA'S Notes I have the following -

[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 5, Ed. 1, Tree #2723, Date of Import: Feb 17, 1980]

The following quotation is taken from a letter written by Winnifred Aycock.

"My mother's name was Rebecca Pace. She was born in the Colony of Virginia. She was married to John Bradford when she came to North Carolina. After her husband ;died, she married my father, William Aycock.

I was born within ten miles of Raleigh. I had two brothers, James and Richard Aycock.

My grandfather came to North Carolina in the year 1708. Grandfather Pace's father was named Richard Pace. He lived in Virginia. Grandfather Pace had four brothers and three sisters and all of them married and every one of them had a son named Richard, because that is a family name. He spelled his name Pase sometimes. I know my mother came to Chowan in Albemarle County, North Carolina, and she told me that they lived on a river near a creek in Virginia that was next to her grandmother's house.

My mother was born in a county in Virginia where five counties meet. She was the oldest girl, and her sister Mary was next. Mother knew of grandfather's brothers -- Uncle Thomas, John and George, but never knew of Uncle James; he moved away. She said her aunts had been to North Carolina and visited them. Elizabeth lived in the old home place but Aunts Ami and Sarah moved to South Carolina. My grandfather was Richard Pace, Jr. I marrived and moved in Johnson County, North Carolina in 1784. My mother died before (I moved) here.


Item I give unto my Daughters, Ann Howard, Rebecca
Bradford, Amy Green, Frances Green, Tabithe Moore,
Mary Johnson, Sarah House, each of them five
shillings, Silver money.

Note that he also names a daughter TABITHA MOORE.She was married to JOHN MOORE -

John Moore's will, proved Northampton Co NC 1753, names his wife Tabitha and their children Sarah, Mark, John, William, Isham, Nathaniel, Richard. Execs wife Tabitha, Richard Moore, and Thomas Pace.

Richard IV Pace married to ELIZABETH CAIN died 1775 in
St. Pauls Parish, Georgia - he also had a son (you guessed it didn't you )
RICHARD PACE V. Have nothing on him.

Posted by: pacegen Date: February 27, 2010
In Reply to: Re: Richard Pace in Brunswick Co. Va. by james pace

The letter is unauthenticated, and contains many mistakes. Best to rely on the actual records.

Much of the area where Richard Pace patented land was disputed territory between VA and NC, until Byrd and the Dividing Line expedition established the line in 1728. That's why Richard Pace seems to be in both VA and NC at the same time. He owned land in both, and left records in both.

The earliest record which can be unambiguously identified as referring to Richard Pace (d. 1738) is his 1706 patent in Chowan Precinct of Albemarle County NC of 640 acres "lying on ye north east side of Maratoke River" -- Maratoke River being the Roanoke. This land was never seated, and was repatented in 1720 by Cullen Pollock.

The next record that I know of which refers to Richard Pace (d. 1738) is a Surry Co VA court record of 15 Aug 1711:

"Richd Pace not appearing to prosecute his suit against Jno. Edmonds. Case dismissed."

This John Edmonds has not been identified.

Two years later, in March 1713, Richard Pace together with David Crawley and Robert Hicks was appointed to appraise the estate of Robert Humphreys (Surry Co Court Records Bk VII p54).

In 1716 and 1717 there are Surry records concerning a suit against Charles Kimball (the Indian translator, who owned land near Richard Pace), and then in 1718 Richard Pace patented 285 acres on the north side of the Three Creeks adj Capt. John Gaddes, George Hamilton, and George Pasmore's line.

Richard Pace did not live on that patent. He sold the 385 acres to John Bradford, who married Richard Pace's daughter Rebecca. It is not known where Richard Pace was living, but it was presumably somewhere near present-day Emporia (originally Hick's Ford, named after Robert Hicks who was one of the appraisers of Robert Humphreys' estate in 1714.

In 1724 Richard Pace "of Surry Co" patented 1220 acres "between Three Creeks and the Otterdam Swamp", and this land may have included the land he was then living on. However, at the same time he was patenting land in Bertie Co NC, and buying and selling land there.

In 1733 Brunswick County was formed from the lower part of Lawnes Creek Parish (Surry Co) and part of Prince George Co. Richard Pace's VA land fell into the newly-formed Brunswick County.

Richard Pace is not called "Richard Pace of Bertie Precinct" until a deed in Brunswick Co dated 1 May 1733, leasing 724 acres to son-in-law John Bradford, witnessed by sons William Pace and Thomas Pace.

It's easy to get confused in trying to trace Richard Pace, because of the changes in the boundaries of parishes, counties, and even colonies during this period. Best to have a good set of historical and topographical maps handy. You can see these locations at a glance, on a good topographical map.

Posted by: Samantha Date: February 28, 2010
In Reply to: Re: Richard Pace in Brunswick Co. Va. by pacegen
# 4333

Thanks so much for your input - I appreciate it - The line I am trying to prove is RICHARD PACE IV married to ELIZABETH CAIN - 1724 Bertie, NC. - Elizabeth is daughter of James Cain & Rebecca Moore of Nansemond County, Virginia Colony & Bertie, NC.

My 6th Great grand Uncle is JAMES CAIN ,Rebecca Moore is the daughter of Epaphradatus Moore & Elizabeth HOUSE.

PACE, MCDONALD OR DANIEL (ONE of my brick walls)

JAMES CAIN'S sister SARA married JAMES BELL JR. my 6th Great Grandparents.Daughter Mary Bell marries John III Anderson - their son JOHN ANDERSON marries MARY WILLIAMS - Smithville, Brunswick County,NC.
to Charleston, SC.areas.

After over 10 years of research in these areas - I still consider myself a Novice -

Your help is emmensily appreciated - PLEASE - check my History & reply to whatever you have time to -
perhaps, who knows - we probably are cousins!

If only my interest in History was so intense in school as it is now.

As regards "John Edmonds has not been identified "-

I have a Mary Edmunds b. Abt. 1683 she is married to SIMON or Samuel Hackney - Their son William HACKNEY b. Abt. 1704 married Rachel KNIGHT
whose first husband was HARDY CAIN - son of WILLIAM CAIN & ELIZABETH
HARDY - (remember their daughter SARA married JAMES BELL JR.)

Posted by: james pace Date: March 01, 2010 at 05:17:06
In Reply to: Re: Richard Pace in Brunswick Co. Va. by Samantha
# 4337

Good morning fellow Pace seeker!
I'm not a researcher, just a seeker like you. You've been contacted by pacegen who is an active researcher. Another is Applephile who also has recent postings. My training was as a dentist with some research training and experience, so I try to apply scientific method to what I see. You've undoubtedly encountered conflicting dates and names in your 10 year search. DNA has eliminated some, but created more.
Things I try to keep in mind.
1. Most researchers belong to a branch of the family and, being human, bring bias whether they want to or not.
2. Books published before 2000 don't include DNA evidence, which has changed things drastically.
3. Dates of birth in the 1700s are almost impossible to prove.
4. Try to find where research has made assumptions and question them.
5. Most family linages posted on line are not proven thru the 1700s.
Problems I've found:
A. No evidence of a Richard Pace from 1677 to 1706.
Why? Lost or doesn't exist.
B. Assumption that Richard III is the son of Richard II. therefore DNA from that line goes back to Jamestown.
C. Assumption that the court orders after Richard II died state "the orphan" is not really indicative of only one orphan. Maybe, but a legal document should be first accepted as written until proven otherwise. No proof yet.

Posted by: pacegen Date: February 28, 2010
In Reply to: Re: Richard Pace in Brunswick Co. Va. by Samantha
# 4334

It's very easy to go off the track in finding your ancestors if you just go by what you read on the internet. The internet is very very useful for genealogical research, but only if you take care to check each statement to see if it is backed up by record evidence. Several of the statements in your post are either unproven or can be shown to be incorrect. If you accept without proof even one single link, you can easily end up embracing somebody else's ancestors instead of your own.

There is no proof that Richard Pace (the son of Richard and Rebecca Pace) married Elizabeth Cain. It's plausible, but not proven. If he did marry an Elizabeth Cain, she was NOT the daughter of James Cain (son of William Cain) whose will was proved in 1761. That's the wrong generation. Have a look at a transcript of James Cain's will. It names his daughter Elizabeth Cain. But by 1761 Richard Pace's wife had been Mrs Pace for probably 40 years -- if she was still alive by then.

There is no proof that James Cain's wife was Rebecca Moore. This conclusion seems to have been drawn due to the fact that Epaphroditus Moore's will mentioned a daughter Rebecca Cain, and James Cain's will named brother-in-law Edward Moore as an executor. Again, it's plausible, but it's not proven. Epaphroditus Moore's daughter Rebecca might have been married to some other Cain.

I'd be interested to know more about the James Bell Jr you mention. Why do you believe he married a daughter of William Cain (will dated 1734, Bertie Co NC)? The Mary Bell who married John Anderson was not a daughter of James Bell, she was a daughter of John Bell and Hannah Stokes, is named as Mary Anderson in the will of her mother, proved 1768 Sussex Co. Va. Do you know for certain that you descend from a John Anderson and Mary Williams? If you post what you know (proven facts, that is), it may be possible to determine whether you descend from John Bell and Hannah Stokes.

The will of Hannah Stokes, which names daughter Mary Anderson, also names grandson Silvanus Bell. Silvanus Bell was a son of Hannah's son John Jr, who married Phoebe Stokes, daughter of Silvanus Stokes (will proved 1766 Sussex Co, cited in Pritchett, Southside Virginia Genealogies, p1876). John Bell Jr died 1748 (Pritchett, SVG, same page), and Silvanus Stokes was placed under the guardianship of John Knight. This John Knight was perhaps the husband or son of Elizabeth Stokes, Phoebe Stokes Bell's sister, who was named as Elizabeth Knight in the will of her mother Cecilia Walker Stokes (will proved 19 Oct 1768 Sussex Co., also cited in SVG, same page).

Thank you for the suggestion regarding John Edmunds. Do you know of any records linking him to the wife of Samuel Hackney? Samuel Hackney and son Jennings Hackney both witnessed the will of Richard Eddmonds pr 1750 Northampton Co, and so did "Barabee Melton", probably Barnaby Melton who was (probably) husband of John Pace's daughter Mary. Do you know of evidence that Samuel Hackney's wife was Mary Edmunds? Hackney's will was proved 1762 Northampton Co NC. It mentions no wife, so presumably she had died. The will names son Jennings Hackney, also "Sarah Yates alias Hackney" and "Lydia Norwood alias Bradley". Lydia Hackney married (1) Rev. George Ledbetter and (2) John Norwood (Boddie, Southside VA Families p1732). John Norwood was one of the executors of the 1762 will of William Walker whose daughter Cicely married William Pace. Samuel Hackney's son Jennings, who died 1764 (Acts of NC General Assembly, V24, p262), probably married a daughter of William Walker as Walker's 1762 mentions his grandson William Hackney. The William Hackney who married Rachel Knight was their son.

Cecilia Walker, who married Silvanus Stokes (will pr 1766 Sussex Co VA), was a daughter of William Walker (d. 1723 Henrico Co VA) and his second wife Elizabeth __________. Cecilia Walker had a brother Henry Walker (both named in the will of their mother Elizabeth Walker proved 1727 Henrico, cited in Pritchett p1868). This Henry Walker may have been the Henry Walker who owned land in Bertie Co NC and appears on the Bertie Co tax list 1727. The Bertie Co Henry Walker MAY have been the father of Major Walker, who married a daughter of William Fort (see Adventurers of Purse and Person, Reynolds section). The Major Walker who sold land jointly with Stephen Pace in Halifax Co NC in 1779 seems likely to have been their son.

It's possible William Walker (will pr Halifax Co 1772), whose daughter married William Pace, was also related to this family since his will mentions a son Joel Walker and the name "Joel" occurs in many branches of the family of William and Elizabeth Walker.

Sorry for the deluge of references. I'm trying to get these people straight in my own mind.

Correction: William Walker's grandson William Hackney
Posted by: pacegen Date: March 01, 2010
In Reply to: Re: Richard Pace in Brunswick Co. Va. by pacegen

Rachel Knight was named as Rachel Hackney in her father's will dated 10 Oct 1769. That should mean that her Hackney husband was born by 1748, making it very unlikely that he was the William Hackney named as grandson in William Walker's 1772 will.

Richard Pace b. before 1698 m. who?
Posted by: pacegen Date: February 04, 2010
# 4295

Richard Pace (d. Bertie Co by 1738) and wife Rebecca had a son Richard Pace who patented land on Morratock River 1 March 1719, thus establishing that Richard Pace the younger was born by or before 1698.

The younger Richard Pace appears to have married by 1723: he is named in deeds as Richard Pace Jr until after the death of his father. The son then appears as plain Richard Pace until 1744, when he becomes Richard Pace Sr and his son Richard now appears as Richard Pace Jr. This leads to the conclusions that Richard Pace (1698- ) had a son of age by 1744 and therefore was presumably married by 1723. He may have been married earlier, since he was of age by 1719.

Richard Pace (1698 - ) is said to have married Elizabeth Cain. This is stated in a letter purported to have been written around 1850 by a grandson, Barnabas Pace. Like most such family letters, this one is right about the details of family history except where it is wrong. Most of what is said in the letter about the writer's grandfather, Richard Pace, has been shown to be incorrect -- not surprising, since the letter-writer states that he never knew his grandfather.

The 1733 will of William Cain was proved by the oath of Richard Pace Jr. This has been taken as confirmation that Richard Pace was William Cain's son-in-law. It may be so. However, there are many examples in North Carolina of wills proved by a person not known to be closely related to the testator. For instance, the 1727 will of John Pace was proved by John Bobbitt, who is not known to have been a relation or in-law of John Pace. Relationship can't reliably be deduced from the witnessing/proving of a will.

In addition, the content of the will provides little support for the marriage conjecture. William Cain's will did not name a daughter Elizabeth. That is not conclusive, since she might have received her intended legacy at the time of marriage. But the four daughters named in William Cain's will all seem to be still single, since they are all called by the surname Cain. This suggests they are young, perhaps underage, and raises a question as to whether they would be likely to have a sister ten years married. Of course, they could be children of a second marriage. Little is known about William Cain before his appearance in the NC records.

Re: Richard Pace b. before 1698 m. who?
Posted by: james pace Date: February 15, 2010
In Reply to: Richard Pace b. before 1698 m. who? by pacegen
# 4315

Some Pace researchers state that Richard IV was born 1700 in Va. He had an older sister Anne b1698 d in Brunswick Co Va. m Burwell Green. Richard IV was thought not to have moved to NC 1726. If the accepted dates are correct there was another Richard Pace in NC in 1718-19.
It was noted in the Winifred Aycock letter that Richard III's brothers all named Children Richard. Two Richards are mentioned living in Prince George Co Va in the 1730's.
The answer is in the DNA. There are both groups in NC. If the William Pace whose descendants test in the 3b group can be traced back and the Thomas' straightened out we'll know more.

Re: Richard Pace b. before 1698 m. who?
Posted by: pacegen Date: February 06, 2010
In Reply to: Richard Pace b. before 1698 m. who? by pacegen of 4730
# 4299

I wrote:

"Little is known about William Cain before his appearance in the NC records."

A Braswell webpage at shows that William Cain came to NC from Isle of Wight County.

1715 - March 23, land patent, William Cain 82 acres on the south side of Nottaway River, and on the east side of Tarracoe [Tarraro] Creek.

On Sep 16 1722, William Cain sold this 82 acres to Simon Everitt (IOW Deeds, Wills – Great Book Vol 2 1715-1726 Page 493)

On the same day, Sep 16 1722, William Cain bought 170 acres on Yourah Swamp from Henry Sims and wife Grace. (Chowan deed Cl-319 #1521)

All the above from the Braswell webpage cited.

On 22 Jan 1717 John Cain patented 165 acres on the south side of the Nottoway "a little above the mouth of the Sweathouse Swamp". (IOW Co)

In 1721 George Cane patented 200 acres on the south side of the Nottoway River beginning and extending on the south west side of the Rockey Run, a line tree of the land formerly belonging to Benjamin Harrison, deceased. (Surry Co)

If Richard Pace really did marry Elizabeth Cain, she may have been a daughter of one of these Cains in Virginia. His father, Richard Pace (d. 1738 Bertie Co) was in VA at least until 1720. Although Richard Pace Sr patented land in Chowan in 1706, the land was never seated. It was not until 1720 that Richard Pace Sr patented 500 acres above Occanochee in Chowan. Richard Pace Jr was of full age by then, and may have been already married. Whoever his wife was, he probably knew her from Surry County, not NC.

Re: Richard Pace b. before 1698 m. who?
Posted by: Applephile Date: February 08, 2010
In Reply to: Re: Richard Pace b. before 1698 m. who? by pacegen
# 4306

Good point. Richard Pace's sister Rebecca was married to John Bradford by 1722, when John Bradford and wife Rebecca sold to Nicholas Hatch of Prince George Co the 285 acres which had been patented by Richard Pace Sr in 1718 "and by said Pace sold to Bradford". (Surry Co. Deeds p265). The marriage of Richard Pace Jr probably took place during the same period (1718-1722), so it could have happened in Surry, not NC.

But if the wife was Elizabeth Cain, and if she was a daughter of William Cain (two big "if"s), then I would say that it was more likely the marriage took place in NC.

Richard Pace Jr's first grant was in Chowan, in 1719, 640 acres on the south side of the Morratock adjoining his father's land that was never seated. When he sold part of this land to his father (1 Nov 1730, Bertie County DB C, p.318), the deed was witnessed by William Cain and Thomas Pace (Richard Jr's brother).

It could be that Richard Jr moved into NC before Richard Sr, perhaps living on his father's Morratock land before 1719, and then patenting the adjoining land when he came of age. Since the land he patented was apparently near the land which William Cain bought from Henry Sims in 1722, there could be opportunity for Richard to meet and marry a daughter Elizabeth Cain -- if such a daughter existed.

Posted by: james pace Date: February 15, 2010 at 15:12:10
In Reply to: Re: Richard Pace b. before 1698 m. who? by Applephile
# 4316

William names his children in his will 3 Mar 1732.
Daughters named were Patience,Eunice, Sarah, and Rachel. His son James did have a daughter Elizabeth but too young to marry Richard. William's wife was Elizabeth Hardy. The will was witnessed by Richard Pace Jr.
The Long family tree states that Elizabeth Cain was born 1708 in Prince George, Va. There was a John Cain born 1683 who may have been the parent of John b 1705 in Surry Co and Elizabeth.

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Re: Richard Pace b. before 1698 m. who?
Posted by: Shirley West Date: February 04, 2010
In Reply to: Richard Pace b. before 1698 m. who? by pacegen
# 4296

am posting this in case you do not have the following info: Text:

James Cain b abt 1669 d 1761 was the son of William Cain, Sr and Elizabeth Hardy. James married Rebecca Moore and they had the following children:

James Cain, Jr b 1694 Bertie Co, Nc
Hardy Cain b 1696
Jacob Cain 1698
Delilah Cain b 1700
Penelope Cain b 1702
Mary Cain b 1706
Ann Cain b 1708
All children born in Bertie Co, NC

In the name of God Amen in the 23d day of March in the year of our Lord 1761 I James Cain of the county of Edgecomb being very sick and weak in body but of Perfect Mind & Memory Thanks be given to God therefore calling to mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die Do make and ordain this my Last Well & Testament that is to say Principally & first of all I Recommend my Soul into the Hands of God that gave it and for my Body I Recomment it to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian Like Manner at the Descretion of my Exors Nothing Doubting but at the general Refurection I shall Receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God and as touching such wordly Estate wherewith it hath been Pleased God to Blefs me with in this Life I give Divide and Dispose of the same in the following manner & form - Item I give & Bequeath to my Daughter Deliah Cain one Negro Winch called Jive and one negro Girl called Jive & one Boy called Peter & one feather Bed & furniture & five cows & calfs & also my Bay riding Mare to be Pofsesed with at Eighteen years of age. Item To my Daughter Ponollejeh (Penelope) I give & Bequeath one Negro winch called Mayor? & one Girl called Peg & one negro girl called Dinah and one feather Bed and furniture and one Linen Wheel to be Possessed with at Eighteen year of age. Item. To my Daughter Elizabeth Cain I give and Bequeath one Negro girl called Winne & one negro Boy caled Demert? and one Feather Bed & Furniture and one Linen wheel to be possessed with at eighteen years of age. Item To my Daughter Mary Cain I give & Bequeath one Negro girl called Patt and one Negro Boy caled Jep & one feather Bed & furniture and five cows & calfs and one Linen wheel to be pofsessed with at the age of Eighteen years old. Item To my son James Cain I give & Bequeath at the plantation and Land where I now live containing Six hundred & forty acres and half of the New Survey which Land I give to him & his heirs forever and also a Negro Boy called Ben a negro man called Gery and my ___ and Walnut table and one ___ ___ Patt and one great Bible & Ten head of cattle and young mare and a feather Bed and furniture. To my Daughter Ann Cain I give & Bequeath one Negro Man called Tom and one Negro man called Mach and one feather bed & furniture & two Large Pewter Dishes and ten Head of Cattle to be possessed at the age of Eighteen years old. Item To my son Harde Cain I give & Bequeath the mill and plantation and a hundred and Sixty acres and half my new Entry to him and his heirs forever and I give man called Simon and one Negro man P____ and also ten head of cattle and one iron Pott and young mare. Item To my son Jacob Cain I give & Bequeath a plantation and tract of Land containing 200 acres lying on the beaverdam Swamp and a tract of Land in Johnson County containing 320 acres to him & his heirs forever and one Negro Boy named Jack & fifty Pounds Virginia money to Purchase a Negro. and Six Pound Virginia money to purchase him a Bed and Six Pound Virginia money to buy him some cattle and an Iron Pott and one Rifle? Gun. I have a Negro man called Samwhich if Charles Davis? .... to purchase .. money to be equally divided among my children. I likewise constitute make & ordain my Brother in law Edward Moore and my brother in law William Walker my only & sole Exors of this my Last Will & testament and I do hereby ___ Disallow revoke & disannull all and every other former Testaments wills Legacies & Exors by me in any way before ___ named will & Ratifying & Confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament in witnefs whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seal the Day & year above written. Test & Signed in Presence of us Charles Daniel Nison Weaver /s/ James Cain David X Phillips Edgecombe ) June Court 1761 County The within will was in open Court exhibited by the Exors and Proved by the oath of Charles Daniel, Nison Weaver and David Phillips the subscribing witnefses thereto and at the same time the Exors was Qualified according to Law which on motion ordered to be certified and the will to be Recorded. Test Saml Hall Clk.
Edgecombe County, North Carolina Vital Records, 1720-1880 about Cain, James Sr. Name: Cain, James Sr. Date of Death: Mar 3, 1761 Spouse's name: Sarah Occupation: Planter Location of Death/ Last Known Location: Edgecombe co., NC Other Notes/ Race/ Military Information: Brother of Hardy Cain Children: Delilah, Penelope, Elizabeth, James, Anne, Hardy, Jacob Location of Marriage: Edgecombe co., NC Source Information: Herrin, Cynthia, comp. . Edgecombe County, North Carolina Vital Records, 1720-1880 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: Early Families of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, Its Past and Present. North Carolina, USA: The Tarboro Society for Genealogy and Biography, 1881. Compiled by the Ladies' Tarboro, NC Genealogy and Library Association for the Preservation, Dissemination and Exultation of the History of Edgecombe Co., NC. Description: This database is abstracted from a book published by the Tarboro (Edgecombe County, North Carolina, U.S.A.) Historical Society in 1881 (with an addendum in 1920), called Early Families of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, Its Past and Present. The book is divided into two sections: the first is a general history of Edgecombe County, and the second is a biography of about 2,000 families in the area. The book covers approximately 280 years and roughly five or six generations.

Posted by: pacegen Date: February 05, 2010 at 07:40:18
In Reply to: Re: Richard Pace b. before 1698 m. who? by Shirley West
# 4297

Yes, that's the will of James Cain, William Cain's son. His will is of interest to Pace researchers for a different reason, unrelated to the question of who Richard Pace (1698-) married.

The will names William Walker as James Cain's brother-in-law, and a John Pace is mentioned in the accounts of the estate. William Walker's own will, in 1772, was witnessed by a John Pace, and subsequently a William Pace married Walker's daughter Cicely. The identity of John Pace and William Pace is not known. John Pace could be the John Pace who bought land on Beaver Dam Swamp from Thomas Hart in 1760, and William Pace could be his son. This doesn't help much though, since no one knows the parentage of the John Pace who bought the land from Thomas Hart.

James Cain may not have been married to Rebecca Moore, by the way. Rebecca Moore was married to a Cain (shown by the 1757 will of her father Epaphroditus Moore), and James Cain's will names Edward Moore as his brother-in-law. But there's no evidence that Epaphroditus Moore had a son named Edward, and no evidence that Rebecca Moore's husband was named James.

Looking forward to any response you may have,
Much Thanks,

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