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for web.jpgOrdered that Nathan ROLAND be overseer of the road from Terrible Creek, to Cumberland line, and that the following persons work under him viz. William ROLAND, Etheldred JONES, William JONES, Role STEDSEON, William WAMMACK, Jacob THOMAS and Smiths BATTEMORE.  1st Tuesday, December 1771, Book A-1, Page 22.

Ordered that the following persons be appointed a Jury to lay off a Road from James Quantocks to the County line agreeable to the order passed last court (towit) Jacob UTLEY, James QUANTOCK, Christipher WOODWARD, Lewis JONES, Landman SHORT, Francis SETTLES, Christopher OSBORN, William BARKER, Henry DAY, James HOLLAND, Richard GREEN, Anthony HOLLAND, Lazarus Wood, Joseph THOMAS, and that John UTLEY be appd. Constable to summons said Jury. 1st Tuesday, December, 1772, Book A-1, Page 45.

Daniel OLDHANDS (name written OLDhands) enters Two Hundred acres of land in Wake County, lying in the fork of NIELS Creek, including an improvement made by Jacob THOMAS. 20 Nov 1778, Land Entry # 720, Wake County NC.

(Map Key O) Land Grant 1003 to Jesse Jones (assignee of Daniel OLDhand), being 600 acres on  the Horsepen branch of Neill’s Creek near Danby’s improvement. Wake County NC, entered 18 March 1779, issued 15 May 1787.

481(Map Key A) Land Grant 481 to Joseph THOMAS, being 350 acres on both sides of Little White Oak Creek adjoining Lewis LASHLEY line. The warrant states the land adjoins a claim of John UTLEY including improvements by Reuben WISE – the plantation whereon Anthony Holland now lives. Chain Bearers: Anthony HOLLAND, James OLIVE. Wake County NC, entered 27 May 1779, surveyed 13 Jul 1779, issued 11 Apr 1780

482(Map Key B) Land Grant 482 to Joseph THOMAS, being 350 acres on both sides of Little White Oak Creek and Jacob’s Branch Joining a road and the line of James OLIVE. Chain Bearers: Etheldred Jones, Josiah Brown. Wake County NC, entered 2 Jun 1779, surveyed 10 Jul 1779, issued 11 Apr 1780.

35a(Map Key C) Land Grant 450[A] to Joseph THOMAS, being 100 acres on both sides of Little White Oak Creek joining the lands of John Utley. Chain Bearers: John HILL, Anthony OLIVE.  Wake County NC, entered 27 May 1779, surveyed 13 Jul 1779. Issued 11 Apr 1780.

450(Map Key D) Land Grant 450 to Joseph THOMAS, being 100 acres on both sides of White Oak Creek joining the lines of a survey of land purchased by Etheldred Jones from Christopher Osborne including Thomas’ improvement. Chain Bearers Etheldred JONES, John NORRIS. Wake County NC, entered 14 Sep 1780, surveyed 9 Jul 1779, issued 11 Apr 1780.

509(Map Key H) Land Grant 509 to Nathan THOMAS, being 200 acres on both sides of Braswell’s Creek. Chain Bearers John NORRIS, Gerrard STEVENS. Wake County NC entered 27 May 1779, surveyed 5 Jul 1779, issued 11 Apr 1780.

Ordered that George CARTER a poor child and orphan of Wake County be bound Apprentice first day of October last past of the age of eight years of age the said Nathan THOMAS to teach him the trade and occupation of a cooper and perform his duty in every respect comfortable to an act of the General Assembly of this State respecting Apprentices. First Monday of March, 1783, Book 1, Page 248.

A deed from Joseph THOMAS to Lewis LASHLEY was proved in Open Court by the Oath of Drury BURKS? (Burkee) a Witness thereto and Ordered to be Registered. First Monday of June 1783, Book 1, Page 257.

A deed from Joseph THOMAS to Drury BARKER was in Open Court duly proved by the Oath of Lewis LASHLEY a Witness thereto and Ordered to be Registered. First Monday of June 1783, Book 1, Page 258.

A deed from Joseph THOMAS to Ethedred JONES was in Open Court duly proved by the Oath of Bruwell POPE a Witness thereto and Ordered to be Registered. First Monday of June 1783, Book 1, Page 261.

Ordered that the following Persons be a Jury to Lay off a Road leading from Wake Court House to to the Buckhorn Road near John BURKERS towwit; Edward GREEN, Lewis JONES, Philip JONES, Silas GREEN, Solomon SIMMONS, John UTLEY, William SPEIGHT, Christr. OSBORN, William BROWN, William JONES, John TAYLOR, Christr, WOODARD, (issd.); Ordered that the following Persons open said Road towit, Josiah SHORT, John STREATOR, Moses HOWELL, Thomas PEDDY, Jessee JENT, John TAYLOR, David STROHORN, Wyke HONEYCUTT, James SHELTON, Lewis SMITH, Nathan THOMAS issd. First Monday of June 1783, Book 1, Page 266

Scan(Map Key E) Land Grant 886 to Joseph THOMAS (assignee of William Olive) being 300 acres on the south side of Tom Jacks Creek adjoining the County Line and lands of HICKS and TEDDY. Chain Bearers Thomas TEDDER, William BUGG. Wake County NC, entered 30 Sep 1785, surveyed 24 Nov 1783, issued 30 Sep 1785.

1(Map Key F) Land Grant 939 to Joseph THOMAS, being 100 acres on both sides of Little White Oak Creek near a road and adjoins James OLIVE. Chain Bearers Andrew PEDDY, Stuart HAMILTON. Wake County NC, entered 11 Jul, 1783, surveyed 23 Nov 1783, issued 30 September 1785.

957(Map Key G) Land Grant 957 to Joseph THOMAS (assignee of Thomas Tedder) being 200 acres on Tom Jacks Branch including his own improvements and adjoining lands of Thomas HICKS. Chain bearers Isaac HILL, William BUGG. Wake County NC, entered 27 May 1779, surveyed 24 Sep 1783, issued 30 Sep 1785.

Ordered that Richmon LEVENS be Overseer of the Road in the Room of Joseph THOMAS and that the same hands work on said Road as usual. First Monday of December 1787, Book 2, Page 384.

Ordered that the following hands be added to the Road where William HAYES Esq. is Overseer of towit. Joseph THOMAS, Micajah THOMAS, John THOMAS, Joseph THOMAS Junr., and Nathan ALLEN. First Monday of June, 1790, Book 2, Page 424.

A deed from Joseph THOMAS to Abraham BLEDSOE was duly proved in open Court by the Oath of James HUCKABY a Witness thereto and ordered to be Registered. First Monday of June 1791, Book 2, Page 497.

Ordered that Nathan THOMAS be Overseer of the new Road leading to Jca. ATKINS’S ferry, from Segraves to Cumberland County line and that the following hands work on said Road under him (towit);

David JONES, John BURT, William JONES, John JONES, Redman MATTHEWS, Stephen MATHEWS, Asa THOMAS, Jonathan THOMAS, David MATHEWS, Elkin JONES, John SEGRAVES, Daniel BARKER, James Jo__ and their hands. First Monday of June 1791, Book 2, Page 525.

A Deed from Etheldred JONES to Joseph THOMAS was duly proved in Open Court by the Oath of Britain Utley a Witness thereto and ordered to be Registered. First Monday or December, 1791, Book 2, Page 548.

A Deed from Joseph THOMAS to George ____ ____ duly proved in Court by ____ ____ James HUCKEBY a witness thereto and ____.  First Monday of March 1792, Book 2, Page 565.

A Deed from Joseph THOMAS to Stewart HAMILTON was proved in open Court by the Oath and Andrew PEDDY a witness thereto and ordered to be Registered. First Monday of March, 1792, Page 569.

Nathan THOMAS and Benjamin HOLLAND administrators of Jonathan THOMAS decd. returned and Inventory of the estate of the said Jonathan THOMAS, which was duly proved and ordered to be recorded. First Monday of March, 1793, Book 3, Page 41.

Ordered that James GAINES be Overseer of the Road from Chatham County line on the Road leading from Chatham to Wake Court House as far as William SEAGRAVES’S and that the hands of sad James GAINES, and William HAYES, Elijah WATSON, John SELLERS, Joseph THOMAS, Micajah THOMAS, Joshua ELKINS, ad their hands work on said Road under him. First Monday of March 1793, Book 3, Page 49.

Sarah THOMAS Widow & relict of Jonathan THOMAS dec’d. came into Court and relinquished her right of Administration of the Estate of her Deceased husband Jonathan THOMAS, whereupon on motion Administration of the Estate to the said deceased is granted to Nathan THOMAS and Benjamin HOLLAND, who entered into Bond in the sum of L200 and gave Britain SANDERS ad Silas GREEN for their Securities NS Qualified agreeable to Law, at the same time returned an Inventory of the Estate of the deceased which was duly proved and ordered to be recorded. First Monday of March, 1793, Book 3, Page 50.

Ordered that the following hands be added to the Road that Adrew Peddy is overseer of (towit)  Edmund LASHLEY, Daniel OAKS, Edwin STEPHENS, John THOMAS, John NORRIS, Needham NORRIS, James BALLARD, Hardy STEPHENS, Elijah WATSON and their hands. First Monday of December 1793, Book 3, Page 115.

Ordered that Pleasant WOODARD be Overseer of the Road from Thomas GENTS path to Etheldred JONES Plantation on said Road and that the following hands work on said Road under him (towit); John THOMAS, Richard WOODARD, Hardy JOHNSTON, John SEAGRAVES, Thomas JENT, Jesse GENT, William BRYAN, and their hands. First Monday September 1793, Book 3, Page 124.

Ordered that the following Jury, towit; Andrew PEDDY, Thomas Peddy, Elijah WATSON, John BURT, Joseph THOMAS, Joseph THOMAS Junr., Micajah THOMAS, John THOMAS, Daniel OAKS, Stewart HAMILTON, Carnaby STEPHENS, nd Richard HUCKEBY turn the road leading from James GAINES’S esq. to BRASWELL’S Ferry and report thereon to next Court. Third Monday of December 1794, Book 3. Page 192.

Ordered that the following Jury (towit); William COOK, Moses HICKS, Jacob LEVENS, Andrew PEDDY, Yancy THORNTON, Richard HUCCABY, Carnaby Stevens, Rias EDWARDS, B BROWN, William COTTLE, Joseph THOMAS, Micajah THOMAS, William SPIVY, and James HUCCABY or any twelve of them view a piece of road turned by James HUCCABY and report thereon to next Court.  Third Monday of September, 1795, Book 3, Page 264.

1214(Map Key I) Land Grant 1214 to Nathan THOMAS, being 314 acres on the waters of Braswell’s Creek joining his own lands and Silas GREEN and David MATHEWS. Chain Bearers, Jonathan THOMAS, Asa THOMAS. Wake County NC entered 18 Aug 1789, surveyed 21 June 1792, issued 17 Apr 1797.

1215(Map Key J) Land Grant 1215 to Nathan THOMAS, being 200 acres on the waters of Buckhorn Creek joining his own land and that of George WILLIAMS, Silas GREEN and John NORRIS. Chain Bearers Jonathan THOMAS, Asa THOMAS. Wake County NC entered 2 Sep 1788, surveyed 22 Jun 1792, issued 17 Apr 1797.

INSOLVENTS allowed in the District that James HUCKABEE is collector:  Daniel OAKS one poll, Asa THOMAS one poll, William COTTLE two polls, James STRAT one poll, Barnaby BROWN, one poll, Jos COTTLE one poll. Wake County NC, September 1798, Book 4, Page 553.

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