Eleanor Troy Pippenger Collection, PC.2060

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Eleanor Troy Pippenger Collection, PC.2060

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.

Materials of interest include 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. Items of particular interest are several gift deeds and bills of sale for slaves in Bladen and Brunswick County.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Eleanor Troy Pippenger Collection
Call Number
PC.2060
Creator
Smith Family
Date
1735-1907 1753-1853
Extent
2.00 boxes, 1.00 oversized boxes
Language
English
Repository
State Archives of North Carolina

Restrictions on Access & Use

Access Restrictions

Available for research.

Use Restrictions

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.

Preferred Citation

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

Collection Overview

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.

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.

Arrangement Note

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

Biographical/Historical note

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.

Contents of the Collection

1. Land Grants,ca. 1735-1838

Scope and Content:

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

Land Grant,1745
Box Folder 1
Lands Grant,1754
Box Folder 1 1
Lands Grant,1756
Folder 2
Land Grant,1757
Folder 3
Land Grant,1779
Box Folder 2
Land Grant,1782
Box Folder 3
Land Grant,1782
Box Folder 4
Land Grant,1784
Box Folder 5
Land Grant,1794
Folder 4
Land Grant,1795
Folder 5
Lands Grants,1822
Folder 6
Lands Grants,1823
Folder 7
Lands Grants,1838
Folder 8
Land Grant [fragments],ca. 1800's
Folder 9
Land Grant [fragments],ca. 1735
Folder 10

2. Indentures and Deeds,1740-1853

Scope and Content:

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.

Indenture,ca. 1740's
Folder 11
Indenture,1753
Folder 12
Indenture [fragment],ca. 1753
Folder 13
Indenture,1761
Folder 14
Indenture,1765
Folder 15
Indenture,1773
Folder 16
Indentures,1765-1790
Folder 17
Indenture,1791
Folder 18
Indentures,1794-1799
Folder 19
Indentures,1800-1807
Folder 20
Indentures,1808-1816
Folder 21
Indentures,1820-1823
Folder 22
Indentures,1825-1827
Folder 23
Indentures,1828-1829
Folder 24
Indentures,1830-1836
Folder 25
Indentures,1843-1853
Folder 26
Deeds,1784, 1795
Folder 27
Deeds,1826
Folder 28

3. Misc. Land and Court Records,ca. 1736-1849

Scope and Content:

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.

Land Survey,1754
Folder 29
Land Surveys,ca. 1736-1779
Folder 30
Land Surveys,1821-1841
Folder 31
Land Surveys,1853-1860
Folder 32
Bond,1779
Box Folder 2 1
Judgment,1791
Folder 2
Will of Matthew Rowan,1760
Box Folder 6
Will of Robert McRee,1793
Folder 3
Will Daniel Shipman,1799
Folder 4
Answer to Bill of Complaint,ca. 18--
Folder 5
Order for Private Examination,1818
Folder 6
Award on the Valuation of Land,1823
Folder 7
Obligation for Rent,1827-1831
Folder 8
Agreements,1826, 1830
Folder 9
Power of Attorney,1830
Folder 10
Ejectment Notice,1847
Folder 11
Court Summons,1846-1849
Folder 12
Agreement,1848
Folder 13
Land Dispute Records,1820-1841
Folder 14
Georgia Documents Relating to Bladen County,1825, 1832
Box Folder 7

4. Slaves Deeds and Bills of Sale,1770-1830

Scope and Content:

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.

Deed of Gift of Slave (Cupit) and Land, Tomas Ellis to Thomas Baldwin,1770
Folder 15
Slave Bill of Sale (for 10 Slaves)-Brunswick County,1803
Folder 17
Deed of Gift of Slaves (Ellick and Mercury), Mary Roots to Elizabeth Lock,post 1803
Folder 16
Slave Bill of Sale,Jemah sold to John Smith from John Rufs,1812
Folder 18
Bill of Sale, Moses, sold to Alex M. Dowell from Griffith White,1822
Folder 19
Indenture for Stone House, Freight Boat, and Four Slaves (Sally and her three children),1824, 1830
Folder 20

5. Receipts and Notes,1819-1878

Scope and Content:

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

6. Correspondence,1823-1878

Scope and Content:

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

7. Columbus County Land Records,1821-1907

Scope and Content:

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.

Indentures-Columbus County, North Carolina,1821-1837
Folder 23
Indentures-Columbus County, North Carolina,1841-1881
Folder 24
Deeds-Columbus County, North Carolina,1845-1908
Folder 25
Mortgage Deeds-Columbus County,1874-1891
Folder 26
Warrantee Deed-Columbus County,1899-1907
Folder 27
Courses of Lands- belonging to Alexander J. Troy-Columbus County, ca. 18
Folder 29
Conveyance of Lease-Columbus County,1853
Folder 28
Land Survey-Columbus County,1820
Folder 30

8. Indenture [Virginia],1773

Scope and Content:

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

Subject Headings

  • 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.
  • Troy Family
  • Smith, John
  • Troy, Alexander J.
  • Land grants
  • Slave records--North Carolina--Bladen County
  • Slave records--North Carolina--Brunswick County
  • Slave bills of sale
  • 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.)
  • Bladen County (N.C.)
  • Brunswick County
  • Columbus County (N.C.)
  • Indentures