The Greenlee family came to western North Carolina from Rockbridge County, Virginia. James Greenlee and his sister Grace were the first in the area. In addition to owning a large tract of land along the Catawba River in McDowell County, James possessed a wealth of land in Burke, Yancey, Mitchell, Buncombe, and Rutherford counties, as well as a large tract in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition to farming, he raised cattle and drove his livestock for sale in Philadelphia and Charleston. He held a variety of public offices and represented Burke County at Hillsborough, where the State Convention of 1788 considered ratification of the newly proposed federal Constitution. James Greenlee's youngest so ... (more below)
Greenlee Family Papers
The Greenlee family came to western North Carolina from Rockbridge County, Virginia. James Greenlee and his sister Grace were the first in the area. In addition to owning a large tract of land along the Catawba River in McDowell County, James possessed a wealth of land in Burke, Yancey, Mitchell, Buncombe, and Rutherford counties, as well as a large tract in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition to farming, he raised cattle and drove his livestock for sale in Philadelphia and Charleston. He held a variety of public offices and represented Burke County at Hillsborough, where the State Convention of 1788 considered ratification of the newly proposed federal Constitution. James Greenlee's youngest son, David Washington, sought to amass a large plantation in McDowell County. Such endeavors were continued by son, Thomas Young Greenlee, who also served in public positions including county surveyor.These are the papers of three generations of the Greenlee family of Burke and McDowell County.The papers include a small amount of correspondence from some of the Greenlee family members, including Thomas Young Greenlee and his wife Margaret Logan, their son, John Logan, and Margaret's parents, John and Rebecca Logan. Thomas Young served as executor of his father, David Washington Greenlee's estate among others. Accordingly, estate records for David Washington are included along with bills and receipts for family members or acquaintances for which Thomas Young served as executor of their estates.The earliest records in this collection are land records beginning with a 1778 land grant in Burke County. In 1842 McDowell County was formed from Rutherford and Burke County. Prior to 1842 most of the land records are from Burke County; while after 1842 the majority of land records are from McDowell County.Thomas Young, a land surveyor for McDowell County, surveyed much of the mountains and surrounding counties; a small portion of related notes and records are included. The collection also includes sundry court records for various family members and acquaintances.
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This collection is arranged into the following seven series: personal correspondence; personal miscellaneous; estate records; bills and receipts; court records, land surveying records and land records. When necessary these series are further divided into subseries. The files with in the series or subseries are arranged by topic, based on the type of material and chronologically therein. Oversized materials are also listed separately at the end of the finding aid.
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James Greenlee (1740-1813)
James Greenlee was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia in 1740, to Mary Elizabeth and James Greenlee, natives of Ireland. James lived on the Dan River in Surry County before the Revolutionary war but later sold that property and moved to Morganton in Burke County. He owned large amounts of land in Burke County as well as the surrounding counties of Yancey, Mitchell, Buncombe, and Rutherford Counties. His property included land along the Catawba River near Old Fort. James raised cattle and farmed, and he owned many slaves. He held several public positions including land inspector, justice in Burke County, member of the North Carolina Convention in 1788, and the first coroner of Burke County. James married Mary McDowell Mitchell of Charleston, South Carolina in 1770, and they had 8 children.
David Washington Greenlee (1787-1865)
David Washington Greenlee was born in Morganton, Burke County in 1787, to Mary M. and James. He was the youngest of eight children. He married Mary Howard McEntire around 1814. "The Glades" a home on the Catawba River in McDowell County between Marion and Old Fort was purchased for the couple as a wedding present by David Greenlee's parents. It became a part of a large plantation owned by David Washington Greenlee. He was known to be a Whig in politics and an active member of the Siloan Presbyterian Church. He died in 1865 and is buried at Ebenezer UMC Cemetery in Old Fort, McDowell County. David and Mary had four children: James McEntire, Thomas Young, Martha Matilda, and Mary Jane.
Thomas Young Greenlee (1818-1903)
Thomas Young Greenlee was born in Burke County in 1818, to Mary and David Washington of Burke and McDowell County. Thomas Young owned land in Burke County and later McDowell County. Aside from farming, he held many county offices at one time or another. He was County Surveyor for McDowell County in the mid to late 1800's where he surveyed much of the mountains, and surrounding counties of Burke, Mitchell, Yancey, and Rutherford. Thomas Young died in 1903 and is buried at Ebenezer UMC Cemetery at Old Fort in McDowell County.
Family of Thomas Young Greenlee
Thomas Young Greenlee married Margaret Logan Greenlee (b.1821)around 1839. Her parents were John and Rebecca Logan of Old Fort. Thomas and Margaret had seven children; James Logan (b.1840), John Patton (b.1842), Margaret Rebecca (b.1846), Mary Matilda (b.1855), William Harvey (b.1860), Robert Lee (b.1863), Lillian Logan (b.1865). James Logan attended Davidson College for a while before the Civil War. Both James and John enlisted in the Confederate Army in May 1862, and they served with North Carolina troops assigned to the Army of Northern Virginia commanded by Robert E. Lee. James Logan was wounded at the second battle of Manassas and later died of Typhoid fever at Uppersville, Virginia, in September 1862. John Patton was wounded at the Battle of Seven Pines in 1862. After recuperating at home he returned to Virginia where he was captured and imprisoned for six months. He never fully recovered from the wounds he sustained and lived out the rest of his life in a deprived mental condition at the Morganton Hospital.
James M. Greenlee (1816-)
James M. Greenlee was born in Burke County in 1816, to Mary and David Washington of Burke County. He was an older brother of Thomas Young. James M. was married to Eliza Ann Morris; his second wife was Harriet Rice. Little else is known of James M. Greenlee.
Sources consulted in addition to the contents of the collection: United States Census: 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, American Civil War Soldiers, The Heritage of Burke County 1981 (The Burke County Historical Society, Morganton), 203-204, Bibliographical information found within papers.
[Identification of item], PC.1817, Greenlee Family Papers, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA
Nina M. Greenlee, Old Fort, N.C., July 1993
These are the papers of the Greenlee family of Burke and McDowell County. The papers include a small amount of correspondence from some of the Greenlee family members, including Thomas Young Greenlee, his wife Margaret Logan, their son John Logan, and Margaret's parents, John and Rebecca Logan. A portion of a journal dated 1856 belonging to John Patton Greenlee documents him assisting his father, Thomas Young with land surveying. Among the records of James M. Greenlee is a signed Oath of Allegiance to the United States in 1865. The papers of Thomas Young include legal documents from several different estates. Thomas Young Greenlee was the executor of the estates of D.W. Greenlee, Richard Bird, Ann Donahoo, and Daniel Hicks. Included in the estate records of D.W. Greenlee is an undated letter requesting that his slaves become the property of his grandchildren upon his death. A large number of tax receipts for property owned by John and Rebecca Logan, Thomas Young, and James M. Greenlee are enclosed. There are various legal writs, court documents, and court summons relating to Greenlee family members as well as others in the community. In 1842 McDowell County was formed from Rutherford and Burke County. Prior to 1842 most of the land records are from Burke County; post 1842, the majority of land records are from McDowell County. Land records include a large number of deeds, land indentures and land grants for members of the Greenlee family as well as other members of the surrounding community. The earliest land grant in the collection is dated 1778 to Ephraim McLean for 315 acres in Burke County. Land grants to James Greenlee in this collection range from 1799 to 1806 and include Rutherford, Burke, and Buncombe County. Records included indicate that Thomas Young Greenlee was a county surveyor for McDowell County in the mid to late 1800's. There are many records and field notes of land surveyed in and around McDowell County. Additionally there are land surveying records that predate Thomas Young's era beginning with surveying notes from 1779.
Correspondence is primarily associated with the family of Thomas Young Greenlee. The earliest letters are written to Margaret Logan Greenlee before her marriage to Thomas Young. A few of the letters are from Eliza Greenlee, presumably the first wife of James M. Greenlee [brother to Thomas Young]. Two letters are courtship letters from Thomas wishing her to pledge her devotion to him. The remainder of letters are from a cousin in Monroe County, Tennessee. This correspondence is addressed to both her and her mother and father, John and Rebecca Logan.
Letters written to Thomas Young Greenlee are from son, James Logan while he is away at school. In his earlier letters James Logan is attending school at Dyartsville in McDowell County; while his later letters are from Davidson College. Most of the correspondence is general information about school life and requesting money to cover books, clothing, and tuition and family inquiries back home.
Correspondence to James Logan Greenlee comes mostly from friends, either from home or school mates. One letter written to him at Davidson College is from his father reporting on the family back home.
Letter to T.Y. Greenlee from J.L. Greenlee, Dyartsville McDowell County, NC, n.d. J.L. Greenlee is away at school and writing to his father about class among other things. [John Logan Greenlee] ca.1855
Letter to T.Y. Greenlee from J.L. Greenlee, Dyartsville, McDowell County, NC, n.d. Writing about being away at school. Ca. 1855
Letter to T.Y. Greenlee, Gravhill, NC, from J.L. Greenlee, Dyartsville, McDowell County, NC, 1855 February 29 Writing about being at school notably a schedule of his day
Letter to T.Y. Greenlee, Old Fort, McDowell County, NC, from J.L. Greenlee, Dyartsville, McDowell County, NC, 1855 March He wants his family to come down for the exhibition at the end of the session. He is also requesting a new coat and shoes.
Letter to Father from J.L. Greenlee, Davidson College, NC, 1860 March 10 He is worried because he has not received a letter from home in a while. He is in dire need of money to cover the debt he owes for books and other expenses. He is asking for money to buy clothes.
Letter to Pa from J.L. Greenlee, Davidson College, NC 1860 March 18 News from college, A new railroad is being built that runs from Charlotte to Statesville. Western produce will benefit from being sold in Charlotte. Measles are in school. Took an excursion to the river and saw the battle ground where Davidson fought and his grave.
Letter to Margaret Logan from her friend Emily, Military Grove, 1837, October 25
Letter to Margaret Logan from Eliza A. Greenlee, 1838 January 8 She is requesting a visit from Margaret and wants her to bring a lace needed and black brade.
Letter to Margaret Logan, Pleasant Garden Post Office, Burke County from Emily Military Grove, N.C., 1838 September 12 They seem to be having a dispute of some description.
Letter to Margaret Logan from Tho. Y Greenlee, 1838 September 24 He is writing of his regard for her and requesting than she communicate her feelings toward him.
Letter to Margaret from Eliza A. Greenlee, 1838 November 10 She is thanking her for the snuff and hopes to see her soon.
Letter to Margaret Logan, Prospect Hill from Eliza A. Greenlee, 1839 February 2 She wants to know if she finished her quilt and would like to borrow blue or red paper if she has some. There is going to be a wedding soon.
Letter to Margaret Logan, Pleasant Garden, from Tho S Greenlee, 1839, May 25 He is writing to her about wanting become her "protector through life".
Note to Margaret Logan from Eliza A. Greenlee, 1839, May 28 She is sending Tomsen over to pick up the goslins and would like to know what they cost. She is also announcing the birth of a daughter to James Greenlee's mother.
Letter to John Logan and Rebecca Logan, Pleasant Garden Post Office, Burke County, N.C. from Elijah P. Lusk, Monroe County, Tenn., 1839 June 23 Writes to "Dear uncle and aunt" about his parents, wife and children both living and dead. He mainly speaks about the poor health of his parents and wife. [John and Rebecca Logan are the parents of Margaret Logan]
Letter to John Logan and Rebecca Logan, Pleasant Garden Post Office, Burke County, N.C. from Elijah P. Lusk, Monroe County, Tenn., 1839, November 11 Writes to his uncle and aunt about family matters such as the health of his family. Also included on this paper is a letter to his cousin Margaret.
Letter to Margaret Logan, Pleasant Garden Post Office, Burke County, NC, from her cousin, Elijah Lusk, Monroe County, Tenn. , 1840, April 5. He writes about family matters such as the health of his family. A man named Daniel Baker ran away from him and took some money. He recalls how he over took him and took his horse, bridle and all his money then let him go.
Letter to Thomas and Margaret Greenlee from Elijah Lusk, Monroe County Tenn., 1840, October 3 He writes about general family matters such as the health of the family. He mentions the Van Buren election of 1840 and the popularity of the Democrats in Tennessee.
Letter to Logan from T.Y. Greenlee, Grave Hill, 1859, October 30 His family has not heard from him in a while. His Uncle Jim and his family were injured in a carriage accident, and his mother has been visiting them.
Letter to J. Logan Greenlee, Old Fort, NC from J. Chauncey Gidney, Pollville, Cleveland NC, 1859, December 15 They were school mates. He is looking for work as a teacher.
Letter to Logan from J. Chauncey Gidney, Philadelphia, Pa., 1859, December 28 Gidney is studying medicine at Jefferson College. He says that about 200southern students left to go to southern colleges as he say they thought it as important a step as the Declaration of Independence. He compliments the beautiful city and notes places such as Independence Hall, where Franklin is buried and the Academy of Natural Sciences.
Letter to Logan Greenlee from W. Thomison(?), Grayport, Miss., 1861, January 31 Old school mate who is teaching school in Mississippi. He is enjoying his social life of ladies and dance parties. He had typhoid fever but has recovered.
Letter to Friend [Logan Greenlee] from E. Payson George, Davidson College, 1861, June 11 Writing to invite him to come along with Professor Kerr and himself on a botany excursion to the mountains in order to make mineralogical research.
There is a wide array of items in this series relating to the personal lives of the Greenlee family. A collection of poems and writings by Margaret Logan Greenlee before her marriage to Thomas are included, as well as a portion of a diary kept be her son, John Patton. In his diary, he is primarily writing about helping his father with his land surveying. Another item related to John Patton Greenlee is a transcribed newspaper obituary from the Charlotte Oberserver in 1910 recognizing him as a Confederate veteran and the oldest patient in Morganton Hospital. Other items include receipts for personal items or travel and writings from an unknown source.
Hymn 285 Evening Twilight, 1834 July 22 [handwritten]
Margret Logan's Question Book, 1836, August 12 A handwritten book about grammar
Various poems, 1836
Various poems, 1836
Various poems, 1836
Various poems, 1837
Poem entitled "The Forsaken", 1837, February
Poem entitled "Garden", 1837, December 17
Poems and notes, 1838
Poems and notes, 1838
Poem and notes, 1838
Poem entitled Hanover C Me(?), 1839, March
Words of tunes of singing school of Josiah Vaughn, 1839, January 18
Poems and notes, 1839
Poems and notes, 1839
Notes on grammar, n.d.
Poem entitled Spring by Willie Greenlee, n.d.
Song lyrics for "What Wondrous Love is This", n.d [handwritten]
Poem entitled "How is Nothing True But Heaven", n.d
Poem entitled (?) E.A. Verses, n.d
Mr. Shums Property, n.d
Poem by Miss Ann Chandler, n.d (fragment)
Fragment of poem, n.d
Entries are from June 12 to July 21. He spends much of this time helping his father survey land.
John Greenlee, the oldest patient in Morganton Hospital, passed away. He was a Civil War veteran who was wounded at Appomattox and never mentally recovered. He spent the rest of his years institutionalized in Raleigh and Morganton.
Handwritten story from unknown source
A story with a moral message relating the events that happened in the life of a friend.
Card that reads: Steamer Tennessee Cabin To San Francisco Berth No. Sofa S.R.:16
Receipt to Thomas Y. Greenlee for the Asheville Messenger, 1854, July 2
Note identifying land lines containing 56 acres. N.D.
Instructions "to burnish Britannia Ware" and "griddle cakes of unbolten wheat" Provides detailed instructions on how to do both things
Receipt to make ink or dye, 1834, January, 30
Agreement to remove a fence on mentioned property, 1859, February 2
List of property with dollar amounts, N.D.
Two envelopes addressed to Jacob Keller, Corp. F. 4th Regiment, McCalls division Washington D.C.
Envelope addressed to Thomas Harvey Jolley, Washington D.C. General Keys fourth Corps, in care of Lieut. Darnel(?), Assistant Signal Officer
Hymenial Offering Gives permission to provide the Rites of Matrimony between Demsey White and Delila Lambert, 1848, January 8
Thomas Young Greenlee was the executor for several estates including his father, David Washington Greenlee. Others were Richard Bird, Ann Donahoo [whom he may have inherited from the estate of Richard Bird], Daniel Hicks, and his wife's parents, John and Rebecca Logan. Most of the estate papers are notes, receipts, judgments, and other court documents.
Promissory note from John Logan to Rebecca Logan for a sum of $20, 1820, August 16
List of rates and accounts owed, 1826, March 9
Note of hand to John Logan from Thomas Gun, 1832, July 13
Promissory note from John Logan to Rebecca Logan for a sum of Twelve dollars and forty seven and hlf cents, 1834, February 26
Receipt of Rebecca Logan to Jesse Burgin for $30, 1843, May
Receipt Harvey Hay due to Rebecca Logan, 1850 117 pounds of bacon, 20 pounds of bacon, 21 pounds of bacon
Promissory note from John Logan to Rebecca Logan for the sum of $41.99. Witnessed by T.Y. Greenlee, 1853, January 18
Terms of Sale, 1855, March 13
4 Promissory notes to T.Y. Greenlee, executor of Rebecca Logan, December, 1855, March 13 [looks like they go along with the Terms of Sale above] Note from William Hoblists(?) against John and Robert Logan for attending Court in a suit between the Logan's and Williams' for $11.28
Receipt for land - Rebecca Logan, $900, n.d.
A list of Rebecca Logan's Taxable Property in Burke County, n.d. A list of the tracts including a tract on the Catawba River, 351 Acres total
List of Receipts, n.d.
Statement of release of estate of D.W. Greenlee to James Moffit, 1871
Thomas Y Greenlee was the administrator for the estate of Robert Bird. Folder contains many notes and receipts on various accounts as well as judgments. There is an indenture dated October 1, 1806 between Robert Mitchell Hodges and Richard Bird. Another indenture is dated November 9, 1849 between Richard Bird of McDowell County and John Rutherford of Burke County.
Thomas Y Greenlee was the administrator for the estate of Robert Bird. Folder contains many notes and receipts on various accounts as well as judgments. There is certificate appointing Greenlee as executor dated July 30, 1856.
Folder contains many notes and receipts on various accounts. Included is a copy of Ms. Donahoos Last Will and Testament. [The relationship to the Greenlee's is uncertain; however Richard Bird had been her executor before his death (see Estate of Richard Bird 1806-1849).]
Folder contains many notes and receipts on various accounts as well as judgments.
The bills and receipts in this series are related to Thomas Young Greenlee and his brother, James M. Greenlee. Items are mainly tax receipts, receipts for land purchases and lists of notes.
Tax Receipts were wrapped in an expenditure list from W. McD. Burgin General Merchandise Store dated February 26, 1887.
Even though T.Y. Greenlee's name is on many of the receipts, there are several other Greenlee names on receipts, including David W., E.L., H.W., and R.L. Greenlee. Included in folder are lists of expenses.
Robert Logan bought 100 acres of land for 50 shillings, 1808, September 13
John Logan bought 50 acres of land for 25 shillings, 1814, November 24
Richard Bird bought 50 acres of land for 5 dollars, 1821, December 15
David Greenlee bought 640 acres of land for $64, 1827, January 8
Richard Bird bought 75 acres of land for $7.50, 1834, September One hundred acres of land in Burke County was bought for $5.00, 1836, December 8
List of household items belonging to T. Y. Greenlee includes tools, farm implements, wagon, and livestock
List of notes to various people for 1864
Most of the notes are promises to pay David W. Greenlee. [Father of Thomas Y. Greenlee
Records included indicate that Thomas Young Greenlee was a county surveyor for McDowell County in the mid to late 1800's. This series contains many records and field notes of land surveyed in and around McDowell County. Additionally there are land surveying records that predate Thomas Young's era beginning with surveying notes from 1779.
Court order North Carolina Superior Court, McDowell County ordering T.Y Greenlee to survey land mentioned in case, 1880, May 10
Court order North Carolina Superior Court, McDowell County ordering T.Y Greenlee to survey land for J.K Hawkins and James Turner, 1881, August 29
Court order North Carolina Superior Court, McDowell County ordering T.Y Greenlee to survey land disputed in case, 1882, June 19
Court order North Carolina Superior Court, McDowell County ordering T.Y Greenlee to survey land disputed in case, 1883
Court order North Carolina Superior Court, McDowell County ordering T.Y Greenlee to survey land disputed in case, 1883, March 22
Surveyed 11 acres of land for Alexander Lowry Jr., 1877, April 23
Surveyed 17 acres of land for Alexander Lowry Jr., 1877, April 23
Surveyed 34 acres of land for John H. Reid, 1879, March 19
Record of lands surveyed with the price listed f or each
Contain sketches of plats with some notes. Many are fragments.
Field notes with some sketches of lands surveyed
Court Records mainly consists of judgments, summons, power of attorney, and deposition papers for Greenlee family members and acquaintances. Of particular interest is a report on the case of Sarah Spencer vs. James Greenlee, Burke County, 1828. This document provides the profits for hire of the slaves that are listed and amount of money due to the defendant. The report lists slave names, age, and value, hire amount, and expense on each.
Summons from the Superior Court of McDowell County to T.(?). Lytle to appear in Court to testify on behalf of T.Y. Greenlee. Listed on the case are T.Y. Greenlee, Plaintiff and Henry Sherlin, Defendant, 1872, March.
Summons-For the Recovery of Money-McDowell County, issued to Thomas Y. Greenlee, Defendant in the case. Also listed on the case as defendants are J.M. Greenlee and J.Y. Greenlee. A.M. Erwin is listed as the Plaintiff, 1876, March 13
To Thomas Greenlee to appear in Greensboro, the first Monday in July, 1882 to answer the Bill of Complaint in Thomas Corter against The Western NCRR Company and others, 1882, May 27
Judgment, 1839, October 7
Legal Writ, McDowell County, James Reed, defendant, David W. Greenlee, plaintiff, 1848, September 4
Judgment, 1855, May
Judgment, T.Y. Greenlee administrator of Richard Bird vs. H.H. Sisk, 1856, October
Judgment, T.Y. Greenlee administrator of Richard Bird against William Lambeth, 1856, September
Judgment, T.Y. Greenlee administrator of Richard vs. G.Y. Davidson, 1858, February 3
Judgment, T.Y. Greenlee administrator of Richard vs. G.Y. Davidson, 1858, February 3
Affidavit of J.V. Brown in case of Mark Young against T.Y. Greenlee, 1872
List judgments involving W.W. Flemming and T.Y. Greenlee, 1868-1875
Receipt W.W. Flemming , T.Y. Greenlee debt, 1869-1870
Court Summons to James M. Greenlee, 1877, August 1
Receipt of James M Greenlee on judgment, 1883, January 2
Memorandum of Deposition for James Greenlee, n.d
2 Court documents granting permission to take a deposition, n.d
Report on the hire profits of the Negros listed and the monies due to the defendants. Report list slave names, age, and value, hire amount, and expense on each.
Moffitt vs. Joshua Witherspoon, 1842 October 12
Summons to appear at Courthouse in Statesville, 1849, September
Order allowing for deposition to be taken in the case of John Den on (?) of Richard Allison and others vs. Joshua Witherspoon, 1849, September
Envelope Moffett & Others vs. Joshua Witherspoon, Depositions of Eloy Witherspoon, To the Clerk of Iredell Supreme Court (deposition is not enclosed)
Deposition taken for cases pending one in the Superior Court of Law for the County of Iredell between Moffitt & others vs. Joshua Witherspoon, and the other in the Superior Court of Law for the County of Burke in the name of Ann Donovan administrators to Joshua Witherspoon, 1850, June 15.
Power of attorney from William Derreberry and wife, Rebecca Ann to Thomas Y. Greenlee and a certain parcel of land containing 27 acres, 1851, March 6.
Power of attorney from Julius K. Hawkins, McDowell County, to William H Bobbitt, Marion McDowell County, 1876, July 7.
Power of attorney from Noah South and others to R. L. Greenlee for timber on their property, 1894.
Examination of Rebecca Ann Derreberry by Charles Mackey, member of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
Land records make up a large portion of this collection. Deeds and land grants span the course of over a century from 1778 to 1899, and while most are for land located in Burke and McDowell Counties, deeds containing land in surrounding counties are also included in these papers. Miscellaneous land records include advertisement of land for sale, lists of property, and permission to James H. to have a tannery on his land.
Two lots in the village of Marion and one tract on Clear Creek containing 100 acres will be sold at the Courthouse in Marion on Monday, June 25, 1866. Signed by James M. Greenlee and Thomas Y. Greenlee
Taxable property for R. Bird, 1832, August 14
A two page list of names with presumably the acreage and amount of tax
Transcribed note: October term 1822 Bustong(?) When Candler is qualified is my sute(?) of clerks -- ask him this question Suppose General Pickens had start running the Indian Boundary line from Tugulo River at the 35th thirty fifth degree of North latitude where the treaty mentions and then run north agreeable to the words the treaty whether or not the land now in dispute would be left to the Indians or whites --- I am yours E.M. Greenlee
Sketch of land plats in Old Fort
Land grant to Ephraim McLean, 1728, December 10
Land grants to James Glafs, 1795, August 22
Land indenture between Benjamin S. Brittain, Buncombe County, 1824, April 6
Land indenture between William Smith and David Greenlee for 100 acres, Buncombe County, 1834, October 24
Land indenture between Chisolm Daniel and David W. Greenlee, Burke County, 1834, December
Land indenture between William Odier and David Greenlee and Thomas Reed, Burke County, 1834, September 2
Land indenture between Thompson's and David W. Greenlee, Burke County, 1835, October 19
Land indenture between Thomas W. Scott, clerk master, and David W. Greenlee, for 200 acres, Burke County, 1839, January 30
Land indenture between Thomas McEntire and David W. Greenlee, 1843, September 30
Land indenture between Chisolm Daniel and Thomas Thomas Lytle and David W. Greenlee, Burke County, 1836, February
Burke County, 49 3/4 acres, 1843, January 3
McDowell County, 75 acres, 1844, December 6
Land grant to John Deal, 1783, October 11
Land grant to George Lytle, 1795 May 10
Land grant to John Bradburn, 1795, August 22
Bond between Thomas McIntire of Burke County and Andrew Baird for 150 acres along the Catawba River in Burke County, 5 September 1806
Bond between William McGee of Burke County and heir of George Thompson of Burke County for 50 acres in Burke County, 15 August 1828
Bond between Joseph Neel and Almey Burgin of Burke County and Richard Bird of Burke County for 302 acres in Burke County, 13 September 1834
Land grant to Thomas McEntire, 1809, January 6
Land grant to Thomas McEntire, 1815, December 5
Land indenture between John David to Benjamin Bird for 82 acres, 1794, August 20
Land indenture between Peter Lee and Sam Aldridge, 1800, December 10
Land indenture between Thomas Bird and Richard Bird for 100 acres, 1803, December 1
Land Indenture between James Patton and Elijah Patton, 1804, September 20
Land indenture between John Carson and Thomas McEntire for 210 acres more or less, 1808, November 5
Land indenture between Jacob Keller and Littleton Puitto(?) for 100 acres, 1812, December 1
Land indenture between Pleasant Calhoun and Benjamin Almery for 50 acres, 1815, February 13
Land indenture between George Clonts and John Clonts for 50 acres, 1826, April 24
Land indenture between William Meger and Raburn Mashburn and Susana Mashburn, 1835, February 14
Deed of Patrick McGee in Habersham County, Georgia to William McGee of Macon County, North Carolina for 20 Acres of land in Burke County, NC, 1836, October 5
Bond Thomas P. White for 10 Acres Land to D.W. Greenlee, 1812, April 12
Bond D.W. Greenlee, 1816, September 5
Bond between James Greenlee and David Greenlee, 1820, August
Bond Thompson to David W. Greenlee for about 50 acres, 1835, October
Land indenture between Jane Moody and Rebecca Ann Dereberry and James Gilliland, 1850, February 25
Warranty deed A.Y. Hicks to Mary Hicks for 60 acres of land, 1899, November 21
Land grant to James Y. Hicks containing 42 acres, 1862, February 1
Bond for a deed between Richard Bird and Richard and John Fortune in the sum of Four thousand dollars for land lying on the north side of the Catawba River, 1856 September 13.
Bond for a deed between John and Richard Fortune and J.N. McMinn(?) in the sum of $2400 for 200 acres of land, 1856 November 26.
Bond between R. Bird and T.Y. Greenlee in the sum of $1400, 1857, August 1.
Bond between Thomas Hemphill and Miniard Wadkins in the sum of $400 for land lying on the left hand fork of Mill Creek, 1861 March 16.
Bond between B.J. Bynum and Peter Eplee in the sum of $400 for land known as Reed Place containing 100 acres, 1870, May 10.
Between A.Y. Hicks of Tennessee and Mary L. Hicks of McDowell County, 8 October 1891
Land indenture between Griffeth Dickerson, Sheriff of Buncombe County and Robert Patton, 1813, March 13
Land indenture between John Brown and William Smith, 1834, October 22
Between M. Pendleton and R.L. Greenlee for a tract of land in Forsythe County, 25 September 1893
Rutherford County, 300 acres, 1789, November 26
Burke County, 200 acres, 1799, June 7
Burke County, 1801, December 28
Buncombe County, 400 acres, 1806 December 22
Buncombe County, 400 acres, 1806 December 22
Land indenture between Richard Brown to James Greenlee
Land indenture between Thomas McEntire and James M. Greenlee for 316 acres of land, 1840
Land indenture between Thomas McEntire and James M. Greenlee for 5 tracts of land, 1841
Land indenture between Thomas McEntire and James M Greenlee, 1843, September 6
Land indenture between James Glafs and James M. Greenlee, 1844
Land indenture between Samuel Lee Davisson and David W. Greenlee, 1846, April 7
Land indenture between William Ellison and Thomas Y. Greenlee, McDowell County, 1849, April 28
Land indenture between Richard Bird and Thomas Y. Greenlee, McDowell County, 1857, February 16
Land indenture between William Murphy and Thomas Greenlee, 1853, November 4
Land indenture between Thomas Y. Greenlee and James M. Greenlee, 1869, October 18
Land indenture between Charles Krause and wife and Thomas Greenlee and wife, 1880, November 10
Land indenture between T.Y. Greenlee and Martha Greenlee, 1897, October 28
Land indenture between Ephraim Logan and Jacob Gillam for 800 acres, Burke County, 1813, July 8fs
Land grant to John Logan, 50 acres in Burke County, 1828, November 29
Deed Jane Atkins to John Logan, 1830, September 28
Land indenture between John Pearson, Sheriff Burke County, and John Logan for 8 tracts of land, 1839, June 19
Land indenture between John Pearson, Sheriff Burke County, and John Logan for 3 tracts of land, 1839, June 19
Land indenture between John Pearson, Sheriff Burke County, and John Logan for 5 tracts of land, 1839, June 19
Land indenture between John and Rebecca Logan and Jane Moody and Gilliand to Rebecca Ann Dereberry, 1851, February 3
Land grant to John Logan [copy], 1815, December 5
Land indenture between James Kelton and Elijah Patton and John Logan, 1825, September 12
Land indenture between William Magee and John Logan, 1838, August 25
Land grant to John Logan [copy], 1845, February 20
Land grant to Ephraim McLean, 1728, December 10
Land grants to James Glafs, 1795, August 22