The John Mabe and wife Lucinda Hilton say they came from Patrick CO. VA into NC. WE are wanting to find a Thomas Hilton who married a wheeler acording to their Cherokee applications. Our line has tested NAtive American. ANy help appreciated.
Notes for THOMAS HELTON:
Bought land on Terrible Creek, Pittsylvania County, VA and Halifax County.
I think the first Thomas Helton was from Holland and moved to England then to USA and was of Dutch-German ancestry
Page 34 - 1746 - Thomas Hilton 270 acres - Terrible Creek ( page 35 a John Hilton brought 200 acres both sides fork of Panther Creek, surveyed by Robert Walton).
1752 - Thomas Hilton, Debtor Prisoner, Jones exrs, judgment against Hilton for debts, no jail.
21 June 1752 Court at plantation of Richard Dudgeon (where Thomas Hilton now lives).
June Court 1752 Thomas Hilton plaintiff against John Young defendant...Deft. not to be found.
Above Information from History of Halifax Virginia - 1924 Wirt Johnson Carrington
Magazine of Virginia Genealogy Vol 23, Nov 1985 #4 page 58. A trespass, assault & battery suit of Thomas Hilton vs David Haley is dismissed SAME against Thomas Finney is dismissed.
Mag of VA Gen. Vol #24 May 1986 # 2 page 39...In case of Peter Akin by Clement Read his attorney against Thomas Hilton, def. not found - Attachment against his estate awarded plt 500 Pounds and cost returnable to next court. Page 48 - Wed. 17 Oct 1753 - Halifax County Court House Justice James Terry, William Irby, Robert Wage, Hugh Moore--above not awarded--so an alias attachment against def estate awarded.
Mag of Va Gen Vol #25 #1: - Wednesday 21 Nov 1753 - Peter Akin against Thomas Hilton dismissed.
1771 Rowan County, NC - PETITION (We therefore, your Petitioners being greatly increased in number sufficient as we conceive to support a country and living in extensive limits, most humbly Pray that the Honourable House may take this our Distressed circumstances into their most Prudent Consideration & grant that we may have a New County Appointed us, on the Upper part of the Catawba Waters and Your Petitioners as in Duty bound, will every pray). Attached List of Tyths in our Settlement on Dann River, Peters Creek, the Grat Creek Doble & Elk Creek, Snow Creek - John Deatherage: Heltons listed were: Thomas Helton, Abraham Helton, James Helton & Thomas Helton.
Thanks for anything you can add to these records. Mike Helton
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