Submitted by Theresa Council Longley © 2005

Robert Council born 1768-1774 married Rebecca Weathers and in 1800 established their home in Chatham County.  They raised their children and grandchildren and many of those descendents still remain.  Robert Council and Rebecca had their first born son Kimbrol Wilford Council Dec 8, 1801  Kimbrol married Ada Yates about 1826 in Chatham County.
Kimbrol and Ada Yates had Matthew Addison Council who married Lewetty Upchurch.  Matthew died in the Civil War and Lewetty Upchurch Council married a George Sanford Williams.  Anyway Matthew and Lewetty had James Henderson Council born 1858 he married a Lecy Ann Mills and they settled in Wake County, Chatham County's neighbor.  I have lots of death certificates, marriage bonds, deeds, and what ever.  I am really going after this family and my hope is that other people seeing this and maybe seeing the Council name will contact me and it will be a link I am looking for.  I believe I have sent you lots of stuff already, including a picture of P.B. Council, brother to Matthew.  They were both killed in the Civil War.

Robert Council Deed of Land  1816, Purchased from Ruthie Riggins of Orange County North Carolina.

This indenture made this seventeenth day of February in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixteen (1816) between Ruthie Riggins of the County of Orange and the State of North Carolina, of the first part and Robert Council of the County of Chatham and State aforesaid, of the second part, witnessed that said Ruthie Riggins for an in consideration of the sum of two hundred and thirty dollars to her in hand paid by the said Council.  The receipt of which the said Ruthie Riggins doth hereby acknowledge hath granted, bargained and sold unto the said Robert Council, his heirs and aforsigns  forever a certain piece or parcel of land being situate and lying in the County aforesaid containing by estimation, one hundred acres be the sum, more or less, and boundaries as follows;   Beginning at a pine ________Widow Wheelers line through running North with Thomas line one hundred and fifty poles to a White Oak, Eli Yates cornor through East one hundred and fifty eight poles to a small dogwood through South to a small Maple in Henry Lewters  line West with the said Wheelers and Lewters line one hundred and fifty eight poles to the first station.  To have and to hold the said Ruthie Riggins land and __________ with appentatures and the said Ruthie Riggins for herself for her heirs execute and administer ans assign doth convent and grant unto the said Robert Council and his heirs and assigns forever that said land and premises above mentioned, warranting and ___________ title of the same against the lawful claims or incumbents of any person or persons what so ever.

In Witness where of the said Ruthie Riggins doth hereunto set her hand and affix her seal, the day and date above written.

Signed, sealed and delivered
In the presence of;
Thomas Lewter
______ Ellis                                                      Ruthie Riggins
                                                                                   X her mark and Seal


This indenture made this sixteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty-One. (1821) Between George Williams Jr of the County of Chatham and State of North Carolina of the one part and Kimbro Council of the County and State aforesaid, of the other part.  Witnessed that the said George Williams for and in consideration of the sum of Three Hundred Dollars to me in hand give the said Kimbro Council doth bargin, sell and confirm unto the said Kimbro Council a certain tract or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the County of Chatham and boundries as follows: Beginning at a post ________ Dudley line through________ ______ line east to a dead pine _______ Kelly’s corner through said line North to the Indain Branch a sweet gum ?     ______ ______ up the _______ of the said branch to a Sweet Gum in Dudley’s line through North said line.  South to the first station containing by estimate seventy-five acres be the same more or less, which I the said George Williams doth fully attest myself of all rights and claims and doth for the above consideration and doth warrant and _____defend the said land and said premises unto the said Kimbro Council free from any claim or claims of any person or persons whatsoever.

Witnessed whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, the day and date above written.

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of;

Robert Council                                                           George Williams
His   X    Mark
John Flowers

Chatham County Aug- Dec 1828
The execution of this deed here proved in Court by the Oath of Robert Council a _________ witness thereto is ordered to be registered.

                                                            Test  Thos Ragland

Apparently several of Kimbro’s deeds were registered on this day at the Courthouse.
This deed is located on Microfilm at the Chatham County Register of Deeds, Pittsboro, North Carolina.  Book A-B1 page 75.