Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Volume XI, Issue 2 Spring 1998

Michigan - Indiana - Ohio
Lineage of Fred Blanck
4926 Burchfield
Lansing, MI 48910

In searching for Nathan MORLAN we started with the last known place, Berrien Springs, Michigan. In a history of Berrien County we found his name listed on a Soldiers Monument in the local cemetery. The monument was dedicated to civil war veterans so we sent for his record. He enlisted from Michigan on Dec 31, 1863 and died in a Washington, DC hospital on April 23, 1864, buried April 25, 1864. We found he was married to a Samantha ABERNATHY on March 14, 1860 in DeKalb Co, Indiana. He had four children from a previous marriage and they had two children together that she claimed a pension on. They were Calvin L. b. January 1, 1861 and John W. b. August 17, 1863. The first was born in Indiana the second in Michigan.  This led to a search of the 1860 Indiana census where we found them listed as MOORLAND.
Incidentally his military records listed him as MORLAN, gave his age as 39 and his place of birth as Columbiana, Ohio. The children were Elizabeth age 12, James age 9, Henry age 4, Henry age 8/12, and Abner age 7. They were listed in just that order with the first three listed as born in Ohio and the last two in Indiana. The wife had been married before and apparently one of the children was hers. That would account for the confusion of names. From that we moved to the Ohio records and found Nathan MORELAND and wife Mary with a daughter Elizabeth age 1 in the 1850 Ohio census in West Twp, Columbiana Co, Ohio. In Ohio marriage records we found a Nathan MORELAND married to a Mary LENTZ on June 26, 1848.

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North Carolina - Georgia
Lineage of Eiffel Brantner
722 S. Silver Drive
Mustang, OK 73064

R. Caroline MORELAND was born ca. 1830-32 North Carolina; married 18 December 1851 Gilmer Co., Georgia to John W. DUCKETT. Their children were: James M. DUCKETT, William Preston DUCKETT and Hester A. DUCKETT. Sources: Marriage Records, 1860 Gilmer Co., Georgia census, 1870 Murray Co., Georgia census, 1880 Whitfield Co., Georgia census and family Bible.

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Response from Nona: The research of Melba Hutchinson and Charles E. Moreland suggests that Caroline MORELAND might have been the daughter of William MORELAND born ca. 1791 Goochland Co., Virginia and died 1852 Bradley Co., Tennessee.

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Revolutionary War Records of Virginia

Rolls of Vessels of the Virginia State Navy
(3a) Pension Abstracts, Virginia Sea Service

Revolutionary War Virginia Naval Pensioners. (State Papers 16th Congress, 1st Session. Act of Mar. 18, 1818 to Dec. 20, 1819.)
Page 82
 d. in Elizabeth City Co., Virginia, August 1809, intestate; and Robert TOMPKINS, resident of said County, Christopher TOMPKINS of Norfolk, Julia, wife of John D. MORELAND, and James TOMPKINS are the surviving heirs and next of kin of said William JOHNSTON, decd., claiming as such under their grandmother Anna TOMPKINS, decd., nee Anna JOHNSTON of York Co., niece and only surviving heir of said Dr. William JOHNSTON.

Revolutionary War Records of Virginia
2666 2/3

(18) List of non-commissioned officers and soldiers of the Virginia Line on continental establishment, whose names appear on the army register and who have not received bounty land, Richmond, 1835.
No. Names Rank Line Acres when issued
page 254
, John, Soldier, Inf.

Moreland Research
From Ben Moreland
220 West Gordon Avenue
PO Box 576, Rossville, GA 30741

Orange Co, North Carolina
Court Minutes Book 3 1777-1786

1189 – Folio 35 August Term 1799 (1779?)
Ordered that Thomas MORELAND, Francis MORELAND (sic) John PATTERSON, Davis GRISHAM and their Hands be added to Hands (sic) and work on the Road under Joseph BAW, overseer. Ordered that Thomas MORELAND be exempt from paying taxes for his negroe, Hannah.

Note from Ben: When Thomas died in 1793 he gave a slave named Hannah to his wife Jane (BAUGH) MORELAND.

1288 0 Folio 2 May Term 1782
The execution of a Deed from Francis MORELAND to William MORELAND was duly proved in Open Court by the Oath of Archer GRISSOM thereto (sic) and ordered to be register.

1548 – Folio 8 August Term 1785
On motion ordered that William MORELAND have leave to keep a Tavern at his own Dwelling house and Archibald CAMPBELL security in sum of £50:0:4.

1647 – Folio 33 May Term 1786
#28 The Executors of John HEATH assignee of James GREENWAY vs. Thomas MORELAND case

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Surry County
North Carolina
Deed Abstracts
Volume L, 1805-1808
By Carol Leonard Snow

DB L, p 241    10 July 1806  Samuel STOTS of Salem in Stokes Co. North Carolina to William MORELAND, Senr, of Surry Co. North Carolina. $672 money of the United States 640 acres on Panther Creek on the NE side of the Yadkin River near the Shallow Ford Road. Sd tract of land was granted by Earl GRANVILLE unto James CARTER by a Deed of Sale 15 Dec 1753 registered in the Register’s Office in Rowan Co in Book No 6, Page 294 and by sd James CARTER conveyed and confirmed unto Francis CORBIN of Edenton by instruments of writing bearing dates of the 17th and 18th days of December 1753 in Rowan Co Book No 2, Page 1 & 2, and by Edmond CORBIN, heir-at-law to sd Francis CORBIN, conveyed and confirmed unto Robert LANIER by indenture.
           Samuel STOTS (seal)

P B ROBERTS          
William JONES
William MARTIN 

Duly proven in Surry Co Court February Sessions 1807 by the oath of P B ROBERTS one of the subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered to be registered. Test: Jo WILLIAMS, C C; by Jo WILLIAMS, Junr, D C.
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Surry County
North Carolina
Pleas and Quarter Sessions
Volume 6, 1815-1819
By Iris Harvey & Agnes M. Wells 1996

p. 156. Ordered by the court that John WELCH, Henry P. POINDEXTER and William BIRD Esquires or any two of them be appointed a committee to settle with the administrators of the estate of William MORELAND dec’d and make report to next court, and that George SWEATT and Jacob DOUTHET administrators of said estate be allowed as commissioners three and a half centum on the sum of eleven thousand, seven hundred and seventy one dollars and ninety six cents.

Ordered by the court that Henry P. POINDEXTER and John WELCH Esquires be appointed a committee to examine the wives of George SWEATT and Jacob DOUTHET respecting their relinquishments of the lands.

George KIMBROUGH Jun is appointed guardian pendentelite to the children of Philip HOWARD dec’d

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Wednesday May 15th 1816 Court met according to adjournment
Present: Jesse FRANKLIN, Thomas HAMPTON, John McGLEMERY Esquires.

A Paper writing purporting to be the last will & testament of William MORELAND dec’d being presented to the court for probate; Francis MORELAND one of the executors named therein comes into court and renounces his right of executorship & agrees to become a party defendant in the caveat. The said will being presented by John MORELAND one of the executors for probate the same being opposed by Joseph MORELAND, James MORELAND, Thomas HOLLIMAN & his wife Nancy, George SWEATT & his wife Elizabeth, Jacob DOUTHET and his wife Polly & Francis MORELAND whereupon it is ordered by the court that an issue be made to try whether the same be the last Will & testament of William MORELAND dec’d. Plea Divissavet Vel Non.

John MORELAND vs Joseph MORELAND & others – Caveat of William MORELAND dec’d will. Plea Divissavet Vel Non. The jury whose names are underwritten being impaneled & sworn John JOHNSON, Sinclair McMICKLE, Isaiah STEWART, James HODGES, Isaac COPELAND, John DOBBINS, Peter KERBY, Daniel BILLS, John ROBERTS, Robert HURT, Nathaniel MOORE, Moses ADAMS who say we find that William MORELAND did not devise. The will is filed in the promiscuous file. Fee paid.

Administration of the estate of William MORELAND dec’d is granted unto George SWEATT & Jacob DOUTHET who entered into bond in the sum of $15,000 with Jonathan HAINS, George KIMBROUGH Jun, Edward SWEATT, Henry P POINDEXTER, Giles COE & William WILSON their securities. The admrs qualified agreeable to law. Fee paid. Ordered that letters of admr. issue. On motion it is ordered that an order of sale issue sell to the perishable part of said estate. Fee pd.

Page 199. William THORNTON Esquire Register of this county agreeable to Act of Assembly came into court and renewed his bond as Register with Jesse LESTER, Jonathan HAINS and John WILLIAMS Esqrs secy’s in the sum of £5000 which secy’s were approved of by the court then on the bench who are Dan’l BILLS, David THOMASON, John WITCHER, Matthew HUGHES and John WILLIAMS Esqrs.

The state vs Sarah BIBB – No 12 – Pleads not guilty. The jury whose names are underwritten being impaneled and sworn find the defendant guilty in manner and form as charged in the bill of indictment whereupon the court proceeded to pass judgment which is that the said Sarah be taken by the Sheriff to the Public Whipping Post and there tied and received five lashes on her back and that the Sheriff put this order into execution immediately. The Sheriff made return that he had executed the above judgment. William JEFFERY, William MORELAND, Abner ROSE, John FRANKLIN, Lewis WILES, Stogner BRAY, Pleasant ROBERTS, William ZACHERY, Daniel BRAY Jun, Moses SWAIM, Joshua FREEMAN, Claibourn PIGG.

Thursday 14 November 1805: Ordered by the court that the following persons to wit, William MORELAND [and others] appointed as jurors to serve at the next County Court to be holden for the County of Surry at the Court House in Rockford on the second Monday in February next & that the Sheriff summon them accordingly.

Ormond KIMBROUGH & wife vs William SCOTT – An instrument of writing containing an affidavit made by William SCOTT at Ormond KIMBROUGH was duly proved in open court by William THORNTON Esquire and ordered to be recorded at large on the minutes and is as follows, viz, “State of North Carolina Surry County. This day came William SCOTT before me William THORNTON a Justice of the Peace in and for the said County and made oath on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God that he never spoke nor had any grounds to speak disrespectful of Mrs. Mildred KIMBROUGH wife of Mr. Ormond KIMBROUGH (formerly Mildred PATTILO) but on the contrary he ever conceived a good opinion of her proberty, good conduct & uprightness either before or since her marriage he has not the least grounds to think otherwise & that he never attempted to defame her character in any degree whatever & that if he ever did in his unguarded hours say anything that might be thought to be intended as defamatory of Mrs. KIMBROUGH’s character it was not so meant, but must be only thoughtless expressions.” Sworn to and subscribed this 26th day of August 1805. “Wm. SCOTT.” Wm. THORNTON, J.P. Jurat, upon the said William SCOTT making the foregoing affidavit & subscribing his name to the same the said Ormond KIMBROUGH agreed that his and his wife’s suit against the said William SCOTT may be returned compromised at court upon the said SCOTT paying all costs.

Surry County
 North Carolina
 Deed Abstracts
Volume G & H, 1797-1800
By Carol Leonard Snow

DB H pg 348  06 Jn 1800 John Spence WEST, Esq., marshal for the District of North Carolina $64.00, 412 ½ acres. By virtue of an execution issuing from the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of North Carolina for the sum of $6,335.90, which sum was recovered by Archebald to John HAMILTON against Thomas LANIER, Elizabeth LANIER, Francis POINDEXTER and Jane POINDEXTER his wife. By virtue of his office and aforsaid execution John Spence WEST, Marshal, did seize and take into his hands (no goods or chattels to be found) a certain tract of land in Surry Co., North Carolina on Reed Creek adjoining William MORELAND’s old line, Joseph WILLIAMS, DOUGLAS, SATER and JOHNSON’s old line, Joseph WILLIAMS became last and highest bidder at $64.00 on 10 May 1800
            John S. WEST (seal)
Proved in Surry County Court August Term 1800 by Robert WILLIAMS one of the subserve witnesses thereto and ordered to be registered. Test: John WILLIAMS CC

Note from Ben: 1797 year Joseph MORELAND married Sarah THORNTON.

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Virginia –NC- Georgia
By Nona Williams

I’m still trying to uncover more about John MORELAND son of Wright MORELAND of Goochland Co., Virginia.  He was born by 1755 probably in Hanover Co., Virginia and he married Ann OGILVY in Goochland Co., Virginia on 16 November 1775 (Douglas Register, St. James Northam Parish). Their son, Jesse Ogilby MORELAND was born in Goochland County on 18 June 1777. After this event, this family is difficult to follow.

A John MORELAND appeared in a court record in Burke Co., North Carolina but it isn’t clear whether this is the same John. Brothers of John MORELAND of Goochland Co., Virginia were in the Washington District of North Carolina which adjoined Burke County in that time period.

Louise Payne’s research shows a John MORELAND serving jury duty in Jefferson Co., Georgia in 1797 and in 1802 John, Ann and Jesse appear in that area. Jefferson County was formed in 1796 from Burke and Warren Counties.

John MOORELAND appeared on the 1794 Warren Co., Georgia tax list in Grays District.

In the 1820 Wilkinson Co., Georgia census are the following:

Melba Hutchinson’s research followed descendants of Thomas MORELAND (brother of John MORELAND of Goochland Co., Virginia) to Monroe Co., Tennessee and then into Walker Co., Georgia. They settled in northern Georgia near the Tennessee state line. John, Ann and Jesse were apparently in eastern Georgia near the South Carolina line.

Wilkinson Co., Georgia census of 1830 had a Jesse MORELAND.  Wilkinson County is in central Georgia.

I would like to identify the descendants of John MORELAND of Goochland Co., Virginia and would appreciate any additional information on these families.

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Virginia Patents
Abstracted by Nona Williams

Virginia Patents Book 1, page 803: Thomas MOORELAND, 100 acres of land lying in the county of York upon Capt. WEST’s creek adjoining SAWYER’s swamp and bounded on the south side by the land of William SAWYER, being due unto him for the Adventure of himself and Christopher BROWNE to Chiskiake the first year 4 August 1642. Thomas MOORELAND Christopher BROWNE

Virginia Patents Book 2, page 166: Grant unto Thomas MORLAND 100 acres in Chiskyake in the county of Charles River butting upon Capt. WEST’s creek westerly bounded on the north side with the Land of William SAYOR and on the south side with the Master branch of Capt. WEST’s creek, the said land being granted to Elizabeth BAYLY in her right and her husband’s as two of the first Advertures to seat upon Charles River and by the said BAYLY assigned to Ellis BROWN and by the said BROWN assigned unto William REYNOLDS and by the said REYNOLDS to Robert CAGER and by the said CAGER to the said Thomas MORLAND, 5 March 1648.

Note from Nona: York County was an original shire formed in 1634 as Charles River County, the name changed in 1642. I’m puzzled about why the land patent of 1648 refers to Charles River County. Does anyone have any ideas? The date is easy to read so I don’t think I read it incorrectly.

Virginia Patents Book 10, page 461: By inquisition taken in the county of James City 11 September 1717 by virtue of a warrant directed to Edmond JENNINGS Esqr. It appears that Edward RIDLY son of Peter RIDLY both of the said county of James City dyed seized of 50 acres of land lying in the said county of James City which is found to Escheat to us from the said Edward RIDLY. And whereas Francis MORELAND and Anne his wife of the aforesaid county of James City have obtained a grant of the same land lying and being in the parish of Merchants Hundred bounded on SANDERS Marsh along the boundary of the land of LITTLE’s, Cold Spring run and down the same to a branch of KIETH’s Creek called Cask Creek, 20 February 1719 in the 6th year of our reign.

Virginia Patents Book 14, page 405: For the sum of 40 shillings we have granted unto Francis MORELAND of Prince George County a tract of land containing 400 acres lying between NAAMAN’s Branch and the Reedy Branch on the south side of Moccosoneck Creek beginning at Major Robert MUMFORD’s line where it crosses NAAMAN’s Branch, 11 April 1732.

Virginia Patents Book 22, page 273: For the sum of 30 shillings grant unto Francis MORELAND a tract containing 298 acres in the county of Prince George on both sides of the Reedy Branch and on the north side of NAMANs Branch of Moccosoneck Creek adjoining of his own and Edward WINFIELD’s line, beginning at his old upper corner on NAMANs Branch to Reedy Branch to James MUNFORD’s line to Edward WINFIELD’s corner, 10 July 1745.

Virginia Patents Book 25, page 89-90: For the sum of 20 shillings we have granted unto Francis MORELAND a tract containing 200 acres in the county of Prince George on the south side of the Mortar Branch, beginning at John GOODWIN’s corner, Stephen EVANS’, 5 June 1746.

Virginia Patents Book 29, page 462-463: For the sum of 10 shillings we grant unto Francis MORELAND a tract containing 100 acres in the county of Prince George on the south side of Moccosoneck Creek, beginning WATT’s corner on the Reedy Branch, 5 July 1751

Virginia Patents Book 34, page 766-767: For the sum of five shillings we have granted unto Francis MORELAND a tract of land containing 50 acres in the county of Prince George on Rowanly Swamp beginning at his own corner in WATT’s line, Rowanly Run, MORELAND’s old corner on the run, 26 September 1760 in the 34th year of our reign.

Virginia Patents Book 14, page 346: For the sum of 30 shillings we grant unto John MORELAND of Prince George County a tract containing 300 acres in the county aforesaid between Stony and Mocosoneck Creek beginning at William WINFIELD’s upper corner, 17 September 1731. 

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