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J. [John] J.  Dunton [Sr.] - 1902

no date - Petition for Division of Land.  W.L.B. DUNTON, infant by his guardian, S.M. BEASLEY versus J.J. DUNTON.  Plaintiff states that his ward is under the age of 21; that he was appointed guardian on Dec. 18, 1901; that W.L.B. DUNTON and J.J. DUNTON are tenants in common subject to the dower interest of their mother, Permelia A. DUNTON, in a special proceeding entitled Polly DUNTON & Sabrina DUNTON versus Permelia A. DUNTON, J.J. DUNTON & W.L.B. DUNTON wherein commissioners were appointed to divide 115.25 acres which joined E.W. BAUM; that the plaintiff desires his share in severalty; that plaintiff & defendant heired said land from their father J.J. DUNTON, dec'd., who with his sisters, Polly & Sabrina, heired from their father A.B. DUNTON, dec'd., a division of which was not made until after the death of said J.J. DUNTON; that their mother, Permelia DUNTON, is dead.  /s/ A.M. SIMMONS, Atty for Plaintiff  [NOTE: John J. Dunton died July 29, 1897 and his wife, Permelia A. Dunton died Dec. 7, 1901.]

18 Jan 1902- 12 Apr 1907 - S. M. BEASLEY, guardian of Beckwith DUNTON, in account with said ward.  Mentions paying surveyor for division of land belonging to said ward and his brother; mentions paying 1/2 of tombstone for ward's mother; mentions receiving money from sale of personal property of J.J. DUNTON, dec'd.

13 June 1904 - Order appointing Commissioners to divide land.  /s/ E.W. ANSELL

31 Aug 1904 - Commissioners Report of Swamp Land Division.  Commissioners allotted Lot #1 to W.L.B. DUNTON, minor, and Lot #2 to J.J. DUNTON.  /s/ W.H. WALKER, Peter POYNER

[Source: Currituck County Record of Estates 1812-1926; Vol. Brumsey-Ferebee (Microfilm G.030.1862909)]

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