Chatham County Court Records in Pittsboro, North Carolina: Book B page
To all People to Whom the presents shall come, know ye that Stephen Herndon and Sophia Herndon, my wife and administratricks to the Estate of Simon Poe, Deceased of Chatham County for and in consideration of the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds Current Money to us in hand paid by Richard Kennon of the County Aforesaid
have Bargained Sold Released and Made over by these Presents do Bargain Sell Release and Make Over unto the said Richdard Kennon his heirs and assigns all our Right to a certain peace or tract of land whereon we now live lying to the South of Haw River and adjoining the lands of Stephen Poe Decd. on the So. John Morton Decd. on the Et. Richard Berrys Deed. On the North and William Howard’s on the west containing three hundred and fifty acres of land to be the same more or less to have and to hold the land and improvement.
We, the said Stephen Herndon and Sophia Herndon Administratricks do Warrent and for Ourselves unto the said Richdard Kennon his heirs and assigns As Witness Our hands and seals this
17th July, 1777.
Test. James Poe
Stephen Herndon (his mark)
Vol.1 of Chatham Co. NC wills, pg.146
Last Will and Testament of Simon Poe.
Chatham County, North Carolina.
In the Name of God, Amen: I, Simon Poe, of Chatham County, and State
of North Carolina, being of sound and perfect mind and memory, Blessed
be God, do this 9th day of April in the year of our Lord, one thousand
seven hundred ninety three, make and publish this my last will and testament,
in manner and from following, that is to say:
FIRST. I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife, Rhoda Poe, one negro girl named Weney, one feather bed and furniture, pigs, one desk and three plates pewter, three knives and three forks, ten barrels of corn to be paid this fives day of next December, together with one hundred acres of land on Pigs Branch where on the said Rhoda Poe formerly lived on during her widowhood.
All the rest of my estate to be equally divided between these my children: Sary (Sarah) Herndon, Mary Berry , Jane Massey and one child’s part to be divided between Mary George and Lucy Straughan, daughters of Lucy Straughan , deceased. Stephen Poe, son of Simon Poe*; one other child’s part: Also William Poe, the son of Stephen Poe* one other child's part; my son William Poe and my son James Poe and daughter FRANCES THOMPSON having had their part of my estate already
And I hereby make and ordain my worthy friends Richard Straughn (Straughan), ROBERT THOMPSON (Thomson) and James Massey Executors of this my last will and testament.
In Witness I the said Simon Poe, have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
His Mark 'X'
Elijah Foushee (Fooshee),
Record of Estates 1782-1799, Chatham Co., NC
Account of the Sale of the Estate of Simon Poe Sr., deceased.
ROBERT THOMPSON bought a negro woman "Fan" and 5 hogsheads
James Massey bought negroes Jesse, and Daniel and a "lot" of corn
William Poe bought negro Moses and a "lot" of flax
George Truas bought a bay horse
Stephen Poe 4 Ceers [ have no idea what these are, possibly meant "shears"], 2 mugs and tumbler, 1 tray, 2 "lots" of corn and 3 "lots" of tobacco.
Henry Ward bought 2 cows, calves and bells
James Brownlow, Cthouse [ probably meant where he lived] bought 1 cow, calf and bell 2 hogs, 3 small hogs,
William Poe, Jr.& bell, Flatt irons, 1 Rundlet, 3 pewter basons
John Morton bought 1 Heiffer, 2 Hogs,
James Poe bought 1 Heiffer
Nathan Stedman 1 fatt shoot (shoat?) bought 4 Hogs, 2 axes, 1 Bell, 2 small books, Sundries, 1 "lott' of sope (soap)
Joseph Burchet bought 3 small Hoggs
John FOSHEE a potato patch, 1 grindstone, 2 pewter dishes, 3 pewter plates, 1 Dutch Oven
Col. Thomas Brown (marked "paid") bought 1 Ewe and 2 Lambs, 3 sheep
Thomas Brinkley bought 2 Rams
Harris George bought 1 Wheel, 2 Tables, 3 bushells of corn, 1 Brush, 1 Sifter and 1 fatt tub.
George Dismukes bought 2 plow hoes, 2 weeding hoes, 5 hogsheads,
James Bullard bought 2 grubbing hoes, 4 Pins
Richard Straughan, Jr. bought 1 hammer hand saw 2 augers, 4 pewter basons,
Richard Straughan, Sr. bought 1 Saddle and Bridle, 1 pair of artwheels, 2 casks, 2 pair padded harness, 3 bushels wheat, 1 cow hide, 1 plow hoe, 2 piggins, small lott of leather, 1 Froe, 1 Jugg, 3 bushels of corn, 1 Lott of Oats, 2 lotts of corn and 1 Bagg.
Richard Straughan bought 3 bushels of wheat, 1 Lott of Corn
Tamsen Straughan bought 1 Loom, 4 3/4 of Yarn,
John Petty furniture
William FOSHEE bought 1 Beadstead
William Wommock bought 2 sides of leather
Josiah Copeland Jr. bought 1 side of leather
Hosea Straughan bought 1 side of leather
Burwell Williams bought 1 tea kettle, 1 Lott of Crockery, 1 Bedstead
Solomon Smith bought 1 large Bible
Peter Moyer bought 1 Iron Pott and hooks
William Crain bought 1 Iron Pott and hooks
John Bull bought 1 Skillet
William Poe Sr. bought 1 Frying Pann
Robert Poe bought 1 Lott of Brandy
Phillip Meroney bought 1 pair of Stillards
William Poe (gentleman) bought 1 Washing Tub,
Joseph Harman bought 1 pair of Iron Wedges, 1
ladle and flesh forks
This indenture made this twentieth day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Five between William Poe of Chatham County and province of North Carolina of the one part and Henry Bray of the place aforesaid.
Witnesseth that the said William Poe for & in consideration of the
sum of twenty pounds money to him in hand paid by the said Henry
Bray at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt
whereof he doth hereby acknowledge himself therewith satisfied .
. . releases, conveys., etc. that piece or parcel of land lying situate
& being in the County of Chatham and province aforesaid being part
of a tract of land originally conveyed to Hermon ,Husband from the Earl
of Granville by a patent bearing date the 11 day of December 1762 &
called Desolate Meadows beginning at a white oak on the bank of Love's
Creek running west eleven chains to a maple then north fifteen chains to
a red oak then east thirty five chains to a maple then north fifteen chairs
to a red oak then, etc. (more trees, more chains) containing by estimation
fifty acres of land be the same ore or less together with all the woods,
ways, waters, houses, orchards, etc. thereunto belonging or in any wise
appertaining as also the Estate right title claim and demand whatever of
him the said Wm Poe of and to the above granted premises...
In the presence of John Wilkerson (by mark))
William Poe, Elizabeth Poe (both by mark)
Chatham County, November Count 1778. Then proved by John Wilkerson and presented to be registerd
Wm Alston clerk of Court
* Deed not proved in court until November Court 1778.
Henry Bray's will was written 17 Jun., 1790, and was proved in 1794.