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Eleanor Troy Pippenger Collection


Bladen County was formed in 1734 from New Hannover. The Cape Fear River divides the county running roughly in a north to south line. In 1808 Columbus County was formed from Bladen and Brunswick. Ancestors of Eleanor Troy Pippenger lived Bladen and later Columbus County.Consists primarily of land grants and indentures for acreage in Bladen County during the period, circa 1735 to 1853. These materials are particularly important because of the Bladen County courthouse fires in 1770, 1800, and 1893. Subsequent miscellaneous land and court records supplement land grants and indentures. Other items of interest include several deeds and bills of sale for slaves. There are a small portion of deeds a ... (more below)

Title

Eleanor Troy Pippenger Collection

Collection Number

PC.2060

Date(s)

1735-1907

Date(s)

1753-1853

Language

English

Physical Description
3.0 boxes
2 boxes, 1 oversize box
Physical Description
Boxes
2.00
Oversized boxes
1.00
Abstract

Bladen County was formed in 1734 from New Hannover. The Cape Fear River divides the county running roughly in a north to south line. In 1808 Columbus County was formed from Bladen and Brunswick. Ancestors of Eleanor Troy Pippenger lived Bladen and later Columbus County.

Consists primarily of land grants and indentures for acreage in Bladen County during the period, circa 1735 to 1853. These materials are particularly important because of the Bladen County courthouse fires in 1770, 1800, and 1893. Subsequent miscellaneous land and court records supplement land grants and indentures. Other items of interest include several deeds and bills of sale for slaves. There are a small portion of deeds and indentures from Columbus county spanning from 1821-1907.

Creator

Unknown

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


Records are arranged in the following series: Land Grants; Indentures and Deeds; Miscellaneous Land and Court Records; Slave Deeds and Bills of Sale; Receipts and Notes; Correspondence; Columbus County Land Records; and Indenture [Virginia]. Chronologically therein


Available for research.


Gift of Eleanor Troy Pippenger, Salem, Oregon, March 2013.

Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.


Bladen County was formed in 1734 from New Hannover. The Cape Fear River divides the county running in a north to south line. In 1808 Columbus County was formed from Bladen and Brunswick. Ancestors of Eleanor Troy Pippenger lived Bladen and later Columbus County. One the earliest known family members in this collection, Dr. John Smith (1785-1851) bought and sold property along the Cape Fear River in Bladen. He was married to Ann Eliza Locke (1790-1850). Their youngest daughter, Maria Jane Smith (1828-1914) married Alexander J. Troy (1818-1881) and settled in Columbus County. The Troy Family continued to live and farm in Columbus County throughout the 19th century.


[Identification of item], PC.2060, Eleanor Pippenger Troy Collection, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.


Additional information on topics found in this collection may be found in the Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS)  http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx

See Bible Records of Troy-Smith Family, Bladen County. Donated by Eleanor Troy Pippenger.


Consists primarily of land grants and indentures for acreage in Bladen County during the period, circa 1734 to 1853. These materials are particularly important because of the Bladen County courthouse fires in 1770, 1800, and 1893. Subsequent miscellaneous land and court records supplement land grants and indentures, including numerous records involving a land dispute case that lasted several years. The wills of Daniel Shipman, Bladen County, Robert McRee, Bladen County, and Matthew Rowan, who was Royal Governor of North Carolina from 1753-1754 are enclosed. Other items of interest include several gift deeds and bills of sale for slaves in Bladen and Brunswick County. Dr. John Smith, a large land owner and ancestor of Eleanor Troy Pippenger frequently appears in these Bladen County records. Columbus County was formed in 1808 from Bladen and Brunswick. There are a small portion of deeds and indentures from Columbus county spanning from 1821-1907, primarily related to Alexander J. Troy, son-in-law to Dr. John Smith.


U.S. Census 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880; Bible Records of Troy-Smith Family


  • Baldwin, Cupit, Slave of Thomas Baldwin
  • Dowell, Moses, Slave of Alex M. Dowell
  • Gautier, Peter
  • Locke, Ellick, Slave of Elizabeth Locke
  • Locke, Mercury, Slave of Elizabeth Locke
  • McRee, Robert
  • Norman, Jeremiah
  • Rowan, Matthew, (died 1769)
  • Shipman, Daniel
  • Smith, Fanny, Slave of John Smith
  • Smith, Jemah, Slave of John Smith
  • Smith, John, Dr.
  • Smith, Lucinda, Slave of John Smith
  • Smith, Sally, Slave of John Smith
  • Smith, Sarah, Slave of John Smith
  • Troy, Alexander J.
  • Land grants
  • Slave records--North Carolina--Bladen County
  • Slave records--North Carolina--Brunswick County
  • Bladen County (N.C.)
  • Brunswick County (N.C.)
  • Cape Fear River (N.C.)
  • Columbus County (N.C.)
  • Elizabethtown (N.C.)
  • New Hanover County (N.C.)

Land grants are for acreage in Bladen County several of which are for land along the Cape Fear River.

Box: Folder 1  
Land Grant
1745

Box: 1  
Folder: 1  
Lands Grant
1754

Folder: 2  
Lands Grant
1756

Folder: 3  
Land Grant
1757

Box: Folder 2  
Land Grant
1779

Box: Folder 3  
Land Grant
1782

Box: Folder 4  
Land Grant
1782

Box: Folder 5  
Land Grant
1784

Folder: 4  
Land Grant
1794

Folder: 5  
Land Grant
1795

Folder: 6  
Lands Grants
1822

Folder: 7  
Lands Grants
1823

Folder: 8  
Lands Grants
1838

Folder: 9  
Land Grant [fragments]
ca. 1800's

Folder: 10  
Land Grant [fragments]
ca. 1735

Indentures and deeds are for acreage in Bladen County many of which are for land along the Cape Fear River. A large portion of the indentures are for parcels of land located on Baker's Creek, originally part of a 640 acre land grant to John Green in 1735.

Folder: 11  
Indenture
ca. 1740's

Folder: 12  
Indenture
1753

Folder: 13  
Indenture [fragment]
ca. 1753

Folder: 14  
Indenture
1761

Folder: 15  
Indenture
1765

Scope and Content

1765 February 28, between Jeremiah Smith and Hugh Waddell both of Bladen County for 200 acres in Bladen County

Folder: 16  
Indenture
1773

Folder: 17  
Indentures
1765-1790

Scope and Content

1765, May 7, between Thomas Weir of Virginia and John Bryan of Bladen County for 220 acres in Bladen County

1786, between Robert Daniel and wife, Amelia of Brunswick County and Daniel Shipman of Bladen County for a parcel of land in Bladen County

1790, between Bartram Robeson and Elizabeth Haynes both of Bladen County for 320 acres on the Cape Fear River in Bladen County

Folder: 18  
Indenture
1791

Scope and Content

1791, November 8, between Hugh Waddell and John Waddell of New Hanover County and Daniel Shipman of Bladen County for 200 acres in Bladen County

Folder: 19  
Indentures
1794-1799

Scope and Content

1794, December 29, between Samuel Baker and William Hawthorn of Bladen County for 120 acres in Bladen County

1795, January 15, between Robert Baker, Samuel Baker, Penelope Baker of Bladen County and Samuel Gause of Bladen County for 296 acres in Bladen County

1795, September 21, between Samuel Baker and George Ware both of Bladen County for 104 acres in Bladen County

1796, June 28, between Samuel Baker and Robert Baker both of Bladen County for 120 acres in Bladen County [appears to be three separate copies]

1798, June 27, between Robert Baker and Ithamore Singletary both Bladen County for a parcel of land in Bladen County

1799. June 4, between Bartram Robeson and Jonathan Robeson, Executors of Thomas Robeson, decd. and Thomas Haynes, decd. [John Hanyes, son of Thomas Haynes] for 320 acres in Bladen County

Folder: 20  
Indentures
1800-1807

Folder: 21  
Indentures
1808-1816

Scope and Content

1808, March 26, between Musgrove Jones and James Samuel Purdie both of Bladen County for 180 acres in Bladen County

1808 September 16, between Hugh White, William White, Alex White, Thomas White, Sarah White, Elizabeth White, Nepsey White and Peter Gautier all of Bladen County for 104 acres in Bladen County [four separate copies / two of the copies include earlier deeds for the same property]

1810 November 15, between Peter Gautier of Randolph County, Georgia and James McRee of Bladen County for 296 acres in Bladen County

1813 July 1, between James Knowles and James J. Cumming both of Bladen County for 200 acres in Bladen County

1814, May 27, between Robert McRee and Ann McRee and John Smith all of Bladen County for a parcel of land in Bladen County

1816 February 3, between Jeremiah Norman and wife, Mary Norman and John Smith all of Bladen County for a parcel of land in Bladen County

Folder: 22  
Indentures
1820-1823

Scope and Content

1820 October 16, between James McRee and John Smith both of Bladen County for a parcel of land in Bladen County

1820 October 23, Deed of Trust between James McRee and Thomas Brown and John Smith all of Bladen County for notes on land purchased by James McRee from John Smith

1822 May 6, between Thomas Brown and John Smith for a parcel of land in Bladen County

1823 June 2, between Griffith White, Sheriff for Bladen County and Jeremiah Norman of Bladen County for land previously owned by James McRee

Folder: 23  
Indentures
1825-1827

Scope and Content

1825 June 8, between Jane Guthrie, Robert Johnston and his wife, Alice and John Smith a parcel of land in Bladen County

1825 July 22, between Robert Johnston and wife, Alice and Jane Guthrie for a parcel of land in Bladen County

1825 July 30, between Jane Guthrie and John Smith for 109 acres in Bladen County

1827 September 27, between Jeremiah Norman and Aquilla Norman both of Bladen County for parcel of land in Blade County

Folder: 24  
Indentures
1828-1829

Scope and Content

1828, between Peter Gautier and John Smith for a parcel of land in Bladen County

1828 February 5, between Alexander Harvey, Sheriff of Bladen County and John Smith

1828 July 7, between Peter Gautier of Jackson County, Florida and John Smith of Bladen County for a parcel of land in Bladen County

1828 September 15, between James Baldwin of Columbus County and John Smith of Bladen County for a parcel of land in Bladen County

1829 January 28, between Haynes Richardson and Samuel Richardson and John Smith all of Bladen County for a parcel of land in Bladen County

Folder: 25  
Indentures
1830-1836

Scope and Content

1830 October 6, between James Baldwin of Columbus County and Daniel Shaw and his wife Penelope of Bladen County and John Smith of Bladen County

1833 November 26, between Henry George of Jasper County, Georgia and John Smith of Bladen County for 120 acres in Bladen County

1834, December 17, between George Cromartie, Guardian to G.J. White and John F. Barnes for 40 acres of land in Bladen County

1836 October 14, between Kenneth McLeod and Ann McCleod and John Smith for 280 acres in Bladen County

Folder: 26  
Indentures
1843-1853

Scope and Content

1843 July 13, between William Cain (and children) and John Smith for a parcel of land in Bladen County

1845 December 19, between James White, Ann Eliza White, Mary Ann White, and William White and A.J. Troy all of Bladen County for 40 acres in Bladen County

1846 January 24, between A.J. Troy and John Smith both of Bladen County for 40 acres in Bladen County

1846 May 29, between A.J. Troy and J.B. Brown for a lot in the Town of Elizabeth in Bladen County

1846 October 3, between John Bryan and James Melvin both of Bladen County for land in Bladen County

1853 May 9, between Samuel Berry and wife, Sophia of New Hannover and A.J. Troy of Bladen County for 54 acres in Bladen County

Folder: 27  
Deeds
1784, 1795

Scope and Content

1784 May 19, Samuel Smith and Benjamin Cevnelle

1795 September 21, Samuel Baker to George Weir for 104 acres

Folder: 28  
Deeds
1826

Scope and Content

1826 January 27, between Norman and Robert Baker for a piece of land in Bladen County

Miscellaneous land and court records are primarily from Bladen County. The will of Matthew Rowan, Royal Governor of North Carolina from 1753-1754, was filed in New Hanover County. Among the Georgia records are two power of attorney documents related to the land dispute case in this collection. The other two Georgia papers are indentures for land in Bladen County.

Folder: 29  
Land Survey
1754

Folder: 30  
Land Surveys
ca. 1736-1779

Folder: 31  
Land Surveys
1821-1841

Folder: 32  
Land Surveys
1853-1860

Box: 2  
Folder: 1  
Bond
1779

Scope and Content

1779 January 2, between William Hancock and Benjamin Parnel both of Bladen County concerning 100 or 150 acres of land

Folder: 2  
Judgment
1791

Box: Folder 6  
Will of Matthew Rowan
1760

Folder: 3  
Will of Robert McRee
1793

Folder: 4  
Will Daniel Shipman
1799

Scope and Content

Relationship to Troy family is undetermine; however, the name Shipman can be found in the Troy-Smith Bible records.

Folder: 5  
Answer to Bill of Complaint
ca. 18--

Folder: 6  
Order for Private Examination
1818

Folder: 7  
Award on the Valuation of Land
1823

Scope and Content

1823 August 18, names John Bryan, and Samuel Richardson (guardian to J. B. Purdie)

1823 August 18, Bond to abide by award on the valuation of land signed by John Bryan

Folder: 8  
Obligation for Rent
1827-1831

Scope and Content

1827 November 7, lease agreement between Jane Guthrie and John Smith-Jane Guthrie to pay $.25 for the cost of rent for the William McRee plantation

1829 February 11, lease agreement between Jane Guthrie and John Smith-Jane Guthrie to pay $.25 for the cost of rent for the William McRee plantation

1831 April 13, lease agreement between Jane Guthrie and John Smith-Jane Guthrie to pay $.25 for the cost of rent for the William McRee plantation

Folder: 9  
Agreements
1826, 1830

Scope and Content

1826 January 27, between Robert Baker and Jeremiah Norman to relinquish claim of a strip of land bordering property

1830 [copy of 1826 agreement]

Folder: 10  
Power of Attorney
1830

Folder: 11  
Ejectment Notice
1847

Scope and Content

Spring Term 1847, fragments of notice to John Bryan

Folder: 12  
Court Summons
1846-1849

Folder: 13  
Agreement
1848

Scope and Content

1848 September 2, Alexander J. Troy and James Barnhill to build house

Folder: 14  
Land Dispute Records
1820-1841

Scope and Content

Jeremiah Norman vs. Peter W. Gautier, John Smith, John McRee, James McRee, Margaret McRee, Jane McRee, and William McRee

Box: Folder 7  
Georgia Documents Relating to Bladen County
1825, 1832

Scope and Content

1825 June 25, Citing Dr. John Smith as power of attorney for Wiliam McRee of Monroe County, Georgia.

1825 July, 18, Announcing John Smith as power of attorney for attorney for John Turner

1832 December 15, Indenture between Melton Benton, Jasper County, Georgia and Henry George of Jasper County for land in Bladen County, North Carolina

1832 December 18, Indenture between James Henry, Jasper County, Georgia and Henry George of Jasper County for land in Bladen County, North Carolina

Deeds of gift and bills of sales are for slaves in Bladen and Brunswick County. Two documents also include land or other property such as a house and boat.

Folder: 15  
Deed of Gift of Slave (Cupit) and Land, Tomas Ellis to Thomas Baldwin
1770

Folder: 17  
Slave Bill of Sale (for 10 Slaves)-Brunswick County
1803

Scope and Content

1803 October 11, Ichary Berry to Mary Roots ten slaves for the sum of $2,465

Slaves listed: Langa, Joe, Polladore, Angelica, Marcus, Phillida, young Ellick, Tom, Rosanna, Mercury

Folder: 16  
Deed of Gift of Slaves (Ellick and Mercury), Mary Roots to Elizabeth Lock
post 1803

Folder: 18  
Slave Bill of Sale,Jemah sold to John Smith from John Rufs
1812

Folder: 19  
Bill of Sale, Moses, sold to Alex M. Dowell from Griffith White
1822

Folder: 20  
Indenture for Stone House, Freight Boat, and Four Slaves (Sally and her three children)
1824, 1830

Scope and Content

1829 August 4, Indenture between Isham Blake of Fayetteville in Cumberland County and John Smith of Bladen County for slaves named Sally, Lucindy, Sarah, Fanny, and one boy names Harry as well as the house in which Isham Blake does business on the Cape Fear River.

1830, Indenture between Isham Blake of the first part and Sam. Richardson and John Smith of the second part for a stone house on the Cape Fear River, a freight boat that runs between Wilmington and Fayetteville, four slaves named Sally and her three children, Lucinda (age 12), Sarah (8), Fanny (3).

Contains receipts for land and purchasing of goods and services. Notes are for land and personal property.

1823 August 15, Spring Grove, Jeremiah Norman to M. McRee

1834 October 27, Wilmington, Wm. P. Hort[?] toDr. John Smith, Bladen County

1838 January 18, John Smith to Thomas Smith

1838 January 5, Keitham, Bladen County to John Smith, Bakers Creek, Bladen County

1878 April 18, Columbus, North Carolina, Edward Troy to brother, Big Alley

Contains land records from Columbus County including indentures, deeds, and surveys. Many of the documents are for land being bought or sold to Alexander J. Troy.

Folder: 23  
Indentures-Columbus County, North Carolina
1821-1837

Folder: 24  
Indentures-Columbus County, North Carolina
1841-1881

Folder: 25  
Deeds-Columbus County, North Carolina
1845-1908

Folder: 26  
Mortgage Deeds-Columbus County
1874-1891

Folder: 27  
Warrantee Deed-Columbus County
1899-1907

Folder: 29  
Courses of Lands- belonging to Alexander J. Troy-Columbus County
ca. 18

Folder: 28  
Conveyance of Lease-Columbus County
1853

Folder: 30  
Land Survey-Columbus County
1820

1752 November 13, between Thomas Love and wife, Sarah, Carteret County, North Carolina and Saamuel Buckstone, Carteret County, North Carolian for 300 of land in Princess Ann County, Virginia