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John and Elizabeth sold their land in Halifax county in 1771 and moved to Nash county (Nash county was formed in 1777 from Edgecombe county). Their presumed son Matthew was in Halifax county also and he sold his personal possessions and moved to Nash county where he ran an ordinary at the Court House in Nashville.
1 The Deeds of Halifax County, North Carolina 1771-1786, abstracted by Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr. [1086 (330)]
2Selected Extracts transcribed by Francie Lane - email@example.com: EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NC Court Minutes of the Pleas & Quarter Sessions – Aug, 1784 - May, 1800
Feb 1785 – James
Barnes, Abalam Barnes, Wm Amason Jr and Matw. Brantley are
appointed a Jury to lay off road running from Tarboro and crossing near
Theophilus Thomas' house…. Hands: Malachi Brantley, Marmaduke
Brantley, Wm Amason Jr, …others