I am researching the line of Thomas Hilton. We believe him to be a Native American. Our DNA is NA and we are trying to figure out his land dealings and movement into NC.to the Rowan area. Any help appreciated.
db2 p59. Apr12, 1750 Thomas Hilton to Richard Dudgeon both of L, 4both sides of Terrible Crk and bounded by Parish, 200a. Signed Thomas Hilton. Wit - Wm Caldwell, James Anderson, David Caldwell, Henry Caldwell, James Wood Rec Jul 3,1750
DB3 p 341 To Peter Fontaine, Jr., James Terry, Wm Irby, Robt Wade, Andrew3 Wade, Hampton Wade, and Hugh Moore, all of Halifax Cty
Gentlemen, greeting. THOMAS HILTON by his certain indenture dated Apr 12, 1750, has conveyed to Richard Dudgeon 270a of land with appurtenances and now being in Halifax Cty. Elizabeth, the wife of said Thomas Hilton cannot conveniently travel to our county court to make acknowledgement of the deed. You are therefore authorized to go to Elizabeth to receive her ack. Signed Jun 22 in the 26th year of our Reign - Clem't Read.
Halifax Cty. We have this day met and privily and apart from her husband examined the said Elizabeth, who says she freely relinquishes her dower to the said land. Jn 17, 1752. Wm Irby, hampton Wade. No recorded date stated
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