Location: Brunswick County NC

Brunswick County, North Carolina – Wills 1762-1800

A. 1797 ALLEN, DRURY, Margaret (wife); Eskandah; James Ranaldson, Drewy Allen Ranaldson; Mary Moore and Nancy Moore. B. 1765 BERRY, DANIEL, Rebecca, Samuel. 1765 BOSHER, WILLIAM, Jean (wife). 1765 BRANTLEY, WILLIAM, Rachel (wife). 1767 BRADLEY, RACHEL, Hannah, Pariso and other children not named. 1789 BELL, JOHN, Phoebe (wife), Hannah, Robert; Eunice Bell; John Caine; Rebecca Gilbert. 1793 BELL, JAMES, Sarah (wife), James, Samuel, Nathaniel and Joseph; Janies Anderson; Sarah Galloway; Alfred, Cornelius, Mary, Amelia, Rebecca, Brevard and Mary Caines. 1800 BROWN, CHARLES, David. C. 1771 CHINS, MARY, John, Lois, Sarah and Richard; Margaret Moore. 1775 CRANDELL, LYDIA, Rebecca (wife), and others not named. 1781 CHARLES, JOHN, James; Mary Wale; Sarah Parker; Margaret Smith. 1792 CLARA, THOMAS, Hooper and William Clark, and others not named. 1800 CREEL, MARK, Daily and Willis. D. 1763 DAVIS, JOHN, Sarah (wife), and others not named. 1766 DAVIS, JOHN, Thomas, and others not named. 1770 DALRYMPLE, MARTHA, Martha Lillington, and others not named. 1771 DANIEL, JOHN, Ann (wife), Albert, George, William, Stephen and Robert. 1771 DANIEL, JOHN, Ann (wife), and others not named. 1771 DANIEL, JOHN, JR., Elizabeth (wife), and others not named. 1775 DAVIS, JOHN, George and others not named. 1779 DRY, WILLIAM, William, Jr., and others not named. 1781 DENNING, STEPHEN, Martha (wife). 1781 DRY, WILLIAM, Virgil; Sarah Moore; Cornelius Harnett; Mary and Thomas Davis; Robert Ellis; Wm. Hill; Sarah Montain; Thomas McGuire;...

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Slave Narrative of Joseph Anderson

Interviewer: Mrs. Edith S. Hibbs Person Interviewed: Joseph Anderson Location: 1113 Rankin St., Wilmington, North Carolina Yes’m I was born a slave. I belong to Mr. T. C. McIlhenny who had a big rice plantation “Eagles Nest” in Brunswick County. It was a big place. He had lots of slaves, an’ he was a good man. My mother and father died when I was fourteen. Father died in February 1865 and my mother died of pneumonia in November 1865. My older sister took charge of me. Interviewer: “Can you read and write?” Joseph: “Oh yes, I can write a little. I can make my marks. I can write my name. No’m I can’t read. I never went to school a day in my life. I just “picked up” what I know.” I don’t remember much about slave times. I was fourteen when I was freed. After I was freed we lived between 8th and 9th on Chestnut. We rented a place from Dan O’Connor a real estate man and paid him $5 a month rent. I’ve been married twice. First time was married by Mr. Ed Taylor, magistrate in Southport, Brunswick County. I was married to my first wife twenty years and eight months. Then she died. I was married again when I was seventy-five years old. I was married to my second wife just a few years when...

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Cape Fear Indians

Cape Fear Tribe: Named from Cape Fear, their native designation being unknown or indeed whether they were an independent tribe or a part of some other. Cape Fear Connections. No words of the language of the Cape Fear Indians have been preserved, but early references clearly associate them with the eastern Siouan tribes, and they may have been a part of the Waccamaw, since Waccamaw River heads close to Cape Fear. They would then have been connected with the Siouan linguistic family and probably with the southern Atlantic division of which Catawba is the typical member. Cape Fear Location. On Cape Fear River, as above stated. (See also South Carolina.) Cape Fear Villages. The only village mentioned by name is Necoes, about 20 miles from the mouth of Cape Fear River, probably in Brunswick County. In 1715 five villages were reported. Cape Fear History. While the Cape Fear Indians were probably met by several of the early voyagers, our first specific notice of them comes from the narratives of a New England colony planted on Cape Fear River in 1661. These settlers seized some of the Indian children and sent them away under pretense of instructing them in the ways of civilization and were themselves in consequence driven off. In 1663 a colony from Barbadoes settled here but soon left. In 1665 a third colony established itself at the...

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The Woccon, Sissipahaw, Cape Fear, and Warren-Nuncock Indians

Of the North Carolina tribes bearing the foregoing names almost nothing is known, and of the last two even the proper names have not been recorded. The Woccon were Siouan; the Saxapahaw and Cape Fear Indians presumably were Siouan, as indicated from their associations and alliances with known Siouan tribes, while the Warren-nuncock were probably some people better known under another name, though they cannot be identified. The region between the Yadkin and the Neuse, extending down to the coast, was probably occupied by still other tribes whose very names are forgotten. They were virtually exterminated by smallpox and other diseases long before the colonization of this region in the middle of the eighteenth century, and probably even before the Yamasi war of 1715 disrupted the smaller tribes. About all that is known of the Woccon was recorded by Lawson, who states that about 1710 they lived not more than two leagues from the Tuskarora (who occupied the lower Neuse and its tributaries), and had two villages, Yupwauremau and Tooptatmeer (p. 383), with 120 warriors, which would indicate a population of 500 or 600 souls. This was by far a larger population at that period than any other of the eastern Carolina tribes excepting the Tuskarora. He gives a vocabulary of about 150 words, which shows that their dialect was closely related to that of the Catawba, although the...

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