Illegitimate Children

Illegitimate Children and Their Parents
Mentioned in Nash County Court Minutes
1787 to 1835

If you can’t find your ancestors, perhaps you should broaden your view and jump into the century you are researching. Try reading history books about the times, or better still, the COURT MINUTES! What an insight into how interwoven and tangled our ancestors were with their neighbors in lawsuits, building roads, fights, estate settlements, and bastardy bonds.

The abstractions below were taken from readings of the records by Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr. and Timothy W. Rackley in their series, “Nash County, North Carolina, Court Minutes Vol. 1 to Vol. 13. Please consult the original books and/or the original records for complete citations. They are well worth the money, never short yourself by asking people to do “lookups”, you need to read an entire year or so to understand what your ancestors are doing in most cases.

“Matters of bastardy normally include the mother’s sworn statement of paternity (generally mentioned but not transcribed) and an order for reputed father to support the child to some extent. The child’s name and gender are rarely given, although its age or time of birth may be. Bastards took the mother’s surname–a child referred to as John Smith of Mary was almost certainly illegitimate.” Fines were levied so public was not charged for private misconduct but court could alter, extend or rescind its orders. Bastard children were, in most instances, apprenticed to others to learn a trade. (from “North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History” by Helen F. M. Leary, Ed.). The apprenticed changed over the years as the child grew to legal age, thus the person you are interested in may be listed more than once.

Effort has been made to give all important information below. Many times, as in later minutes kept, just the man and women’s name were given with the fine but rarely child’s name or sex. Typical entry: “Ordered that Redmun Bunn pay to Sally Harris $15 for first year and $10 annually for next six years for support of her illegitimate child of which he is the reputed father.” This entry would most likely be abbreviated below as “Redmund Bunn and Sally Harris” since the rest of the legal details are standard.

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Updated March 21, 2001

April Court 1778
Farriby Hendrick, a base begotten child of…Betty Hendrick aged about 11 to be bound apprentice to William Chapman until she arrives at age of 18 years.

April Court 1778
Jesse Booth, Sylvia Booth, Henry Tayborn, the two first base begotten children of Priscilla Booth, the last (Henry) the orphan of Henry Tayburn deceased, fees pd. Indenture to be prepared again next ct.

April Court 1778
Ordered that Venuel Floid, a base begotten child of..Delila Floid aged about 14 be bound unto Francis Parker until it [sic] arrive at lawful Age. Fee to pd. By T. H. Indenture to be prepared at next Court.

July Court 1779
Ordered that Alice Mallard…base begotten child aged 3 years old be bound to Mark Mason until she is 18 to learn the art and mistery [sic] of Carding & Spining.

July Court 1779
Ordered that Isham Locas, Martha Locas and Burwell Locas three base begotten children be bound unto Lazarus Pope aged as follows: Isham 3 ye3ars old, Martha 4 years old, Burwell 2 months, to learn the art and mystery of planters so the boys and the girl carding & spining.

Oct Court 1779
Ordered that Lucy Locust, Henry Locust, Joshua Locust three base born children of Mary Locust aged as follows to wit, Henry Locust 6 years old, Lucy 3 years old, and Joshua 2 years old be bound to George Jackson the boys to learn the art and mystery of planters and the girl carding and spining.

Oct Court 1779
Penelope Strickland, a base born child of Isabella Strickland, age 7 years old, bound to David Philgo to learn the art and mystery of carding & Spining.

Oct Court 1779
Alexander Grant Radcliff, a base born child of Sarah Radcliff ordered to be bound until Jas. Grant to learn the art and mystery of a planter.

April Court 1780
Joseph Morphis came into court and surrendered on a warrant served on him for getting a child on the body of a certain Mary Owens. The said Morphis ack himself and Solomon Carter jointly indebted so this court in the sum l,000 pds for the keeping of said child of the Parish.

April Court 1780
Rebecca Sealy came into Court paid her fine required by law for a female bastard child and gave Wm and James Baker sec. For keeping the parish harmless of charge respecting the maintenance of sd. Child.

Oct Court 1782
Unity Proctor, single woman setting forth that about nine months past she was delivered a base born child begotten on her body by Thomas Hart Jr of said County…

April Court 1783
#854 Ordered that Bathsheba Crawman a base born female child be bound unto Thos. Hart age now nine years of age. #855 Ordered that Arandalls Crawman be bound unto Newsome Jones aged 7 years old until He attain age of 21 years to learn the art and mystery of a planter.

July Court 1784
Mary Moore be allowed by William Hackney money to reimburse her for child birth and for a year and four months provision for base born child begotten by him on her.

Oct Court 1784
Ephraim Young, base born child of Elizabeth Young, aged 3 years, be bound to Charles Carter to learn art of shoe maker.

Oct Court 1784
Ordered that Jacob Butts, bastard of Lydia Butts, aged 14 years be bound to Julian King to learn…carpenter.

Feb Court 1785
Mason Thrower appt to his recg. For bastardy. He accordingly entered into bond of L100 with Wm. Sandiford & Howell Flewellin Secy. Find pd. A. A., Esqr.

Nov Court 1787
William Hall and Abhia Biggs

Nov Court 1787
William Hall [busy man] and Sophia Bigs

Feb Court 1788
Ordered that a citation issue agt Drury Alford and Edward Gandy to appear next court to shew cause …why Mary Whitfield should not have execution agt them for six pounds which is awarded by court for maintenance of a child which the said Mary swore to the said Alford.

Feb Court 1788
____Wilson Sarah Pope

Feb Court 1788
Wilson Pope, a base begotten child of Sarah Pope bound to Wilson T_____r [paper torn, but prob. Wilson Taylor] until he attain age of 21 years being now 2 years old.

May Court 1788
Drury Alford and Mary Whitfield
L15 for bastard child for 2 years 6 months past

Aug Court 1788
Base born female child of _____ Biggs be bound to William Hall..attain eighteen years of age being now three years old to learn…spinning. On motion of Sophia Biggs for allowance of bastard child ordered by court William Hall pay 5 pds for 1787.

Nov Court 1788
James Satterhyde, base born child of Elizabeth Satterthyde bound to Benjamin Bridgers until he attain age 21 at this time 4 ½ years to learn… planter.

May Court 1789
Joshua Pierce and Eadith Eason

Aug Court 1789
Kinchen Griffin, child of John Griffin ["base begotten" crossed out] aged 13 years be bound to Wilson Vick until he attain age 21 to learn…planter.

Aug Court 1790
On motion of Delilah Pope for three children begotten on her by Drury Taylor until three children, Jonathan, Rubin and Willis, for 18 months now passed the said Drury Taylor pay sum of 22 pounds ten shillings…

Aug Court 1790
Jonathan, Ruben and Willis Pope, three base children on Her body by Drury Taylor be bound to John Taylor. Jonathan aged 4 years, Rubin 3, Willis 2, to live with said John Taylor until they attain 21 years to learn the art and mystery of a farmer.

Feb Court 1791
Herbert Stephens, base child of Sarah Stephens ordered to be bound to Arch Griffin aged 7 years to serve until he shall attain age 21 years.

Feb Court 1791
West Moonyham a base child of Amy Monnyham aged 9 years be bound to West until he attain age 21 years to learn…farmer.

May Court 1791
Mary Tye, base child of Ann Tye aged 5 years old be bound to Wm. Skinner until she is 18 years to learn carding and spinning.

May Court 1792
Laban Stephens a base child of Sarah Stephens aged 7 years be bound to L____ Curl until he attain age of 21 years.

May Court 1792
Drucilla Blackwell, base child of Ferreba Blackwell, aged 12 years be bound to Lemuel Wright until she is 18.

May Court 1792
Temperance Bottoms, base child of Lucy Bottoms be bound to James Lee aged 4 years old until she is 18.

May Court 1792
Kinchen Williams and Lucretia Honey

Aug Court 1792
Chany Locus, base child of Sarah Locus, aged 4 years be bound to Jacob Barnes until she is 18 years to learn card and spin.

Aug Court 1792
Ed_y Henry, single woman of Nash Co being lately delivered a base born female child and not discovering the reported father as law requires came to court and entered into bond of 100 pds with William Hendrick her sec.

Aug Court 1792
Joseph White and Ann Shores

Aug Court 1792
Archibald Crawman, base child of Charity Crawman aged 8 years be bound to James Williams until he is 21.

Aug Court 1792
Dempsy Eason base child of Eadith Eason be bound to James Drury aged 4 years to learn art of farming until he is 21.

Feb Court 1793
Kinchen Williams and Lucretia Honey (settling cost)

Aug Court 1793
Ferreba Blackwell, base child aged 2 years be bound to Duncan Dew until she is 18 years.

Nov Court 1793
Elisha Tye, base born child of Ann Tye be bound to Henry Strickland aged 4 years to learn. Shoemaking.

May Court 1798
Robert Hobbs and Ferrebe Whitly

May Court 1798
Mary Tye, base child of Ann Tye bound to Abraham Ricks, aged 13 years old, until she is 18.

Feb Court 1799
Wright Whitly, child of Milly Atkins, aged 6 years be bound to Batson Smith until he is 21. [He could be just an orphan bound as an apprentice, hard to tell]

Feb Court 1799
David Winstead and Dorthy Atkinson.

May Court 1799
Citation issued against Xopher Taylor to appear Friday to shew why Jonathan Pope, bastard child bound to said Christopher should not be removed.

Aug Court 1799
David Evans and Sarah Willis

Nov Court 1799
Allen Mann and Sarah Boon

Nov Court 1799
Sally Wilson, base child of Elizabeth Wilson bound to Wm. Batchelor, aged 3 years to learn carding and spinning. Nov Court 1799 John Atkinson and Mary Baker.

Aug Court 1800
Allen Mann and Sarah Boon [payment came to court again]

Nov Court 1800
Abraham Whitfield and Sarah Crawman

Nov Court 1800
Joseph Philips and Dorcas Whitly

Nov Court 1800
Laban Baines and Crissy, his wife, be at the next court to shew just cause why a base begotten child, the dau of the said Crissy, should not be bound according to law.

Feb Court 1801
Wm Jelks and Chloe Waters

Feb Court 1801
Barny Revell and Elizabeth Driver

May Court 1801
David Evans and Sarah Pursel

May Court 1801
Jerry Wells and Sally Screws

May Court 1801
Saml Bryant and Elizabeth Stevens

Aug Court 1801
Base born female child of Milly Whitfield, aged three years, Temperance by name, be bound to Wm. Batchelor until she is 18.

Feb Court 1802
William Dozier and Martha Brady

Feb Court 1801
John Atkinson and Mary Baker

May Court 1802
Willis Batchelor and Ann Melton

May Court 1803
Jerah Wells and Sally Weaver

May Court 1803
Jerah Wells and Rhoda Pridgen

May Court 1803
Willis Batchelor and Ann Etheridge

May Court 1803
“Tis Ordered by the Court that the Clerk issue Citations to all the Severall Masters or Mistresses in this County to whom base born Children of Colour are bound to appear at next Court and produce Such person as apprentice before them & also to enter into bond with Sufficient Secuy in the Sum of Two hundred & fifty pounds that they remove not their apprentice out of the Said County as infailiur [failure] thereof the Chairman of the Court will Suit agt delinquents.” (Section 252 #750, Nash Co Minutes 1803)

Aug Court 1803
Charity Shore, base child of Sarah Shores be bound to Jeremiah Wells, aged 4 years [Charity's age], until she is 18.

Aug Court 1803
Richard Vick and Mary Langly

Nov Court 1803
John Massingal and Winnifred Bass

Aug Court 1804
Levi Underwood and Prisscilla Turner

Aug Court 1804
John Massingal and Winnifred Bass

Nov Court 1804
Richard Vick and Mary Langly [see Aug Court 1804 as well]

Feb Court 1805
Jas Willis and Charity Vaughn

Feb Court 1805
Levi Underwood and Prisscilla Turner

Feb Court 1805
Matthew Whitehead and Leah Pitts

Feb Court 1805
Erasmus Culpeper and Elizabeth Hackney

Feb Court 1805
Isham Cooper and Quinny Griffin

Feb Court 1805
James Drewry and Lucy Griffin

Feb Court 1806
James Willis and Charity Vaughn [see Feb Court 1805 as well]

May Court 1806
Richd Shay, a base born child of colour, be bound to Reuben Whitfield until he attain age of 21; aged one year, 9 months.

May Court 1806
Jeremiah Wells and Rhoda Pridgen

May Court 1806
Fanny Jones, base born child of coular [sic] be bound to Zadock Sneed, aged four years.

Aug Court 1806
Mary Vick, admrx of Richd Vick, pay sum of L5; she being in court and admits the notice to pay the above sum to Mary Langly towards the maintenance of her child [see prior entries with Mary Langly]

Aug Court 1806
James Drury and Lucy Griffin

Aug Court 1806
On motion citation issue vs. Jesse Pridgen and Pridgen Maning, Excrs of Wm Batchelor, deced, to appear at next court to shew cause…why Elizabeth Wilson should not have an allowance for a bastard child

Aug Court 1806
Hansel Braswell, bastard child, bound to George Edwards until he is 21.

Feb Court 1807
On motion of Elizabeth Wilson against Pridgen Manning and Jesse Pridgen, Excrs of William Batheclor, deced, for maintenance of a bastard child be ordered by the court that the Excrs be discharged.

May Court 1807
The State vs William Joiner Jr. Recv L100: Charge of Bastardy

May Court 1807
Jeremiah Wells and Rhoda Pridgen

May Court 1807
James Willis and Charity Richardson

Aug Court 1807
Jeremiah Wells and Rhoda Pridgen (fee set)

Aug Court 1807
James Willis and Charity Richardson (fee set)

Nov Court 1807
Ordered that citation issue agt Jeremiah Wells be appd at next Court to Shew cause why an allowance should not be made to Lawrence Weaver & Wife for the support of a child sworn to the said Jeremiah Wells by Sally Shores, now the wife of said Weaver.

Nov Court 1807
Richard Vick and Mary Langly

May Court 1808
Jeremiah Wells and Rhoda Pridgen

May Court 1808
Ozias Gilbert and Sally Riley

Feb Court 1809
Nathan Powell and Nanny Harriss

May Court 1809
Ozias Gilbert and Sarah Riley [case brought forth again]

May Court 1809
Daniel Mann and Sarah Holland

May Court 1809
Daniel Mann and Polly Parker

May Court 1809
Citation issue agt Jeremiah Wells to shew cause why Charity Shores, child of Sarah Weaver, should not be removed from him.

Feb Court 1810
Lewis Tucker entered into bond of L100 with Jas B. Crowell & Daniel Mann Secuy to keep a child of Zelpha Pope of the Parish where he is the repurted Father and to pay allowances from his to come made by the Court.

Feb Court 1810
Ordered that a citation issue agt Wm. Dortch to shew cause why an allowance should not be made to Patsy Mason Henry for 3 years on acct for a bastard child sworn to him by the spouse, Littleberry Henry.

Feb Court 1810
Jas Willis and Charity Richardson

May Court 1810
The State vs William Dortch-It is ordered that Patsy Mason Henry be allowanced L7.10 one year’s allowance contd.

May Court 1810
Sally Riley allowanced L5 for support of her child where of Ozias Gilbert is the reputed Father and that Peter Arrington and Churchel Anderson also pay same.

May Court 1810
Daniel Mann and Sally Holland [fee set]

Feb Court 1811
Lewis Tucker and Zelpha Pope

May Court 1811
Saml Williams and Polly Ingram

May Court 1811
William Anderson and Cortney Gay

May Court 1811
Ordered that a citation issue to James Willis & Edward Gandy to shew cause why an allowance should not be made Alsy Richd & Charity, his wife, for the support of a child whereof Jas Willis is the reputed father [sic]

Nov Court 1811
Burwell Murry and Sally Sellars

Nov Court 1811
Lewis Tucker and Zelpha Pope

Nov Court 1811
Court 1811 Thomas Nairn and Cynthia Devaughan. Child’s name: Elizabeth

Nov Court 1811
Thos Nairn entered into bond with Drury Williams and Joel Tisdal Secuy to keep child of the Parrish and to pay annual allowance.

Nov Court 1811
Abraham Evans and Tamsy Gandy

Nov Court 1811
Nelson Kent and Elizabeth Nairn

Feb Court 1812
William Newby and Peggy Barefoot. Ordered that Wm Newby enter bond with Dempsy Driver and Jesse Newby, secuy. Feb Court 1812 Ozias Gilbert and Sally Riley

Feb Court 1812
Samuel Williams and Polly Ingram

Feb Court 1812
Ordered that exec. issue for costs of the clerk in favour of Zelpha Pope agt Lewis Tucker for L7.10 annual allowance made to her for the support of her child, Nancy, whereof he is the reputed father

Feb Court 1812
Ordered that a citation issue agt Saml Williams to shew cause why Polly Ingram should not have an allowance made for support of her child

Nov Court 1812
Thomkins Rose and Elizabeth Talbot

Nov Court 1812
Nelson Kent and Lizy Nairn

May Court 1813
Drewry Dean and Abigail Stephens

May Court 1813
Lewis Tucker and Zelpha Pope, now Zelpha Dixon

Aug Court 1813
Jos Cockrell and Allaminter Bottoms

Aug Court 1813
Barnaba Revel entered bond of L100 with Charly Malone, Matthew Revel securities to indemnity and save the county harmless on an acct of a base begotten child sworn to him by Patience Strickland

Nov Court 1813
William Newby and Peggy Barefoot

Nov Court 1813
William H. Cockrell and Caty Sutton

Nov Court 1813
Abraham Evans and Pansey Gandy

Feb Court 1814
Thompkins Rose and Betsey Tolbert

Feb Court 1814
Larry Lee and Bedy Eatmon

May Court 1814
Levi Hogg and Polly Driver

Aug Court 1814
Ordered that Samuel Winstead pay Sally Ryal L15 for support of her children of which he is the repurted father and that he pay the further sum of L10 annually for 6 years to come who entered into bond with Amos Gandy and Josiah Ricks, seucrity in the sum of L200.

Aug Court 1814
Ordered that Grantham Horn pay Matilda Edwards L7.10 for first years support of her child of which he is the repurted father and that he pay sum of L5 annually for 6 years to come who entered into bond of L100 with Robt Eatman and Joel Horn Security

Nov Court 1814
Lewis Brodie and Elizabeth Bottoms

Nov Court 1814
Ezekiel Smelly and Delilah Bailey

Feb Court 1815
Ordered Alsey Hopkins, Esqr. pay Polly Mason L7.10 and L5 pr year for 6 years for support of a child sworn by sd Polly Mason to Said Hopkins.

Feb Court 1815
Jepth Daniel and Elizabeth Keith for bastard child named Nancy.

Feb Court 1815
Ansel Horn and Clara Winbourn. Henry Horn and Noel Eatman, security

Aug Court 1815
Daniel Man and Polly Parker for child named Livi

Aug Court 1815
Matthew Williams and Harty Hedgpeth. Bond with John Arrington and Wm Walker, secuy.

Aug Court 1815
Levi Hogg and Polly Driver

Nov Court 1815
Wilson Taylor Junr and Patsey Hogg, child named: Susan

Nov Court 1815
Wilson Taylor Jr and Patsey Hogg, child named: Betsy

May Court 1816
Bolling Strickland and Mary Glover, bond with Drewry Taylor and Wilson Taylor

May Court 1816
Allen Eatman and Nancy Lewis: Child, Rhoda Lewis, bond with Noel Eatman

May Court 1816
Alsey Hopkins and Polly Mason

May Court 1816
Lewis Tucker and Zelpha Driver

May Court 1816
Guilford Whitfield and Sally_____, bond with Rich Arrington, Robt Carter Hilliard, Secy.

May Court 1816
Drewry Williams and Martha Grizel

Aug Court 1816
Hartwell Drake and Elizabeth Williams

Aug Court 1816
Jos Cockrell and Allementa Longbottoms for child: William Longbottoms

Nov Court 1816
Alsey Hopkins and Polly Mason

Feb Court 1817
Lemuel Culpeper and Martha Rose

Feb Court 1817
Burwell Whithed and Mary Daniell

Feb Court 1817
Guilford Whitfield and Sally Wiggins

May Court 1817
Lewis Brodie and Charlotte Woodward for child: Jos John Lewis Brodie Woodward; bond with Wm Anderson & Ren Tisdale, Secy

May Court 1817
James Purkins and Nancy Smelly

May Court 1817
Bennet Lewis and Jean Horn, bond with Reddick Ellen and Noel Eatman, secy

May Court 1817
Alsey Hopkins and Polly Mason [another request for him to "shew cause"]

Aug Court 1817
Joel Harriss and Sally Wiggins, bond with Jesse Taylor and Carter HIlliard, secy

Nov Court 1816
Alsey Hopkins and Polly Mason [another citation issued for Alsey Hopkins to come forth and shew cause why he is not paying his annual allowance to Polly]

Feb Court 1818
Ordered that Exc issue agt Alsey Hopkins for $10 for one year allowance to Polly Mason for support of her child where he is the reported father.

Aug Court 1818
Irwin Eatman and Sarah Nichols

Aug Court 1818
Alsey Hopkins pay Polly mason $10 year for two years for child. [Alsey seemed to be resistant since the first order]

Aug Court 1818
Hartwell Drake and Elizabeth Williams

Aug Court 1818
Pilgrim Williams and Polly Taylor

Feb Court 1819
Pilgrim L. Williams to pay Temperance Hendrick for TWO base begotten children, bond entered with Sam b. Williams, Secy.

Aug Court 1819
Eaton Hammons and Dinah Tucker, bond with Orren Braswell and Lamon York sec.

Aug Court 1819
Williams Bowers and Penny Colley, bond with George Cooper and Wm. J. B. Harper, sec.

Aug Court 1819
Allen T. Williams and Mourning Selah, bond with Joel Terrel and James Crowell, sec.

Nov Court 1819
William Matthews and Margaret Sutton, bond with Mich Veester and George Cooper, secy.

Nov Court 1819
Citation against Allen T. Williams for not paying annual allowance to Mourning Selah

Nov Court 1819
James Perkins and Nancy Smelly

Nov Court 1819
[An entry that was started and rubbed through "In the Case of Bastardy Temperance Hendrick"]

May Court 1820
Littleberry Bilbro and Patience Tucker for child named Russel Washington Littlebery [sic] Tucker

May Court 1820
John Miner and Tilda Edwards, bond with Arthur Taylor, sec.

Aug Court 1820
Wilson Taylor Jr and Patsy Hogg

Aug Court 1820
Benjamin Reynolds and Lurany Hagans, bond with Jesse Pridgen

Nov Court 1820
Scifa issue agt Levi Hogg to show..agt him for $14 being balance of her annual allowance..for her bastard child, of which he is the father, due to Mary Driver

Nov Court 1820
Benja Reynolds [pay] unto Milly Lucas…bond with Batson Smith & Saml Vick, Secy

Feb Court 1821
Benja Reynolds and Lurany Hagans

Feb Court 1821
Ben Reynolds and Milly Locas

Feb Court 1821
Sparlin B. Lewis and Piety Cockrell

Feb Court 1821
Joiner Langley and Zelpha Brantley

Feb Court 1821
Drew Joiner Jr. and Patsy Wells

Nov Court 1821
Pilgrim L. Williams pay Temperance Hendrick 7L 10 shillings the first years allowance and 5L/year for 6 years after…[see other entries]

Nov Court 1821
Sherrod Evans and Huldy Vaughan, bond with Orren Braswell, sec.

May Court 1821
Pilgrim L. Williams and Polly Taylor

May Court 1821
Green Lewis and Polly Taylor

May Court 1821
Benja Reynolds to shew cause why execution should not issue agt him for sum of L7.10..made to Lurany Hagans for a bastard child [sounds like he is resisting] since this came to court earlier.

May Court 1821
Ben Reynolds and Milly Lucas

May Court 1821
Sparlin B. Lewis and Piety Cockrell

May Court 1821
[clerk crossed out this entry, but important to genealogy...] Whereas Sparling Lewis & Benjamin Reynolds has been taken on cases of Bastardy and failed to give security of maintenance of said charges, when they were committed to gaol when it was ordered by the Court the said persons be set a Liberty-Though bond as respects themselves for the maintenance of said children

Aug Court 1821
Danl Mann and Sally Holland

Aug Court 1821
Duncan Pitman and Mary Joiner, bond with German Mann and Jonathan Dew.

Nov Court 1821
Benjamin Davis and Rebecca Lucy, bond with Mills Whitley, Robt C. Hilliard, William Bowers. Nov Court 1821 Pilgrim L. Williams and Temperance Hendrick, bond with Henry Blount and Athelson Anderson. Nov Court 1821 Green Lewis and Polly Taylor, bond with Al Williams and Major Lewis

Nov Court 1821
Daniel Mann and Sally Holland

Feb Court 1822
John Glover and Polly Rose, bond with William Harrison, Jesse Hammons

May Court 1822
Sparlin B. Lewis and Piety Cockrell, bond with David Ricks, Nicholas Lewis, sec.

May Court 1822
Pil L. Williams for sum of $10 due Temperance Hendrick for support of her child, GRANBERRY for year 1821 which hs is the reputed father

May Court 1822
Pil L. Williams for the sum of $20 due Temperance Hendrick for support of her child WILLIAM for the year 1821 of which he is the repurted father

Aug Court 1822
Ordered that the Shff pay to Temperance Hendrick thirty Dollars, the amount of TWO cases that issued from Nash County Court at the instance of the State vs Pilgrim L. Williams returned to this Court & c.

These “Hendrick” children usually took on the mother’s maiden name, but in this case I believe Temperance MIGHT HAVE BEEN already married, so perhaps they took on her married name with a Hendricks (see below). Notice will indicates son Granberry was deceased by 1848 and there is no William (which doesn’t mean anything). This record is presented for consideration, not as proof that the Temperance above is the same as the Temperance below

1 Apr 1848 – Temperance Hendrick, mother of Nancy, made her will.
2. Son, Henderson W. Hendrick – lands adjoining Wm. B. Bryant…29 1/2 acres.
3. Elizabeth M. Strickland, my granddaughter
4. Mary W. Strickland, my granddaughter.
5. Daughter Nancy Strickland [Nancy Hendricks married Edward Strickland, son of Noah
Strickland]
6. Son Granberry Hendricks, decd, 1/4 of money or land to his heirs – not named.
7. 1/4 of money to children of Wright B. Hendricks.
8. 1/4 to children of John Hendricks.
9. Children of Redding Hendrick.
Exec: J. J. Taylor. Wit: Robert D. Deans, Guilford H. Williams.
I am not a Hendricks researcher, but someone once told me Wright B. Hendricks, John and Redding were indeed Temperance’s children.

Aug Court 1822
Abner Daniel to pay Mourning Ethridge L7.10 for first year and L5 for six years for support of her child, William, which Abner Daniel is the repurted father.

Nov Court 1822
Hanson Eatman and Piety Grizzell

Feb Court 1823
Rich Trigleth and Mary Carter

Feb Court 1823
Gerrald Daughtry and Olive Pitman

Feb Court 1823
Recd of Henry Blount, Clerk of County Court of Nash Co, sum of $15 for first years maintenance of my bastard child of which Gerald Daughtery is the repurted father and which money has this day been pd in the office of the county court by him the said Gerald Daughtery for that purpose. –Olive (X) Pitman (Willie Ricks also signed)

May Court 1823
State V Willie Pridgeon, Warrant for Bastardy. Appeared and entered bond of $200 for maintenance of child with Stephen Wells and German Mann his Sectys.

May Court 1823
James Perkins and Nancy Smelly

Aug Court 1823
Willie Pridgeon and Mourning Ceily

Aug Court 1823
Pilgrim L. Williams and Polly Bogling

Feb Court 1824
William Strickland and Annice Eason

May Court 1825
John S. Arrington and Elizabeth Jones

May Court 1825
Hena Taylor and Patsey Hogg

May Court 1825
Dunance Pitman and Polly Joyner

May Court 1826
State vs Jethro Ricks: Bastardy. Jury sworn and charged…who find the Deft NOT guilty that he is NOT the father of the child as charged.

May Court 1826
Aaron Woodward and Cynthia Williams

May Court 1826
Dempsey Harrison and Polly Hunt

May Court 1826
Ervin Boykin and Sarah Nicholson

Aug Court 1826
William G. Sherrod and Susan Vester, bond with Josiah Vick and Remund Sherrod

Aug Court 1826
State vs Abel Butler & Zelpha Taylor: Indt Fornication and c; E.H. State’s Atto, No 19: Jury sworn and Charged to wit…who finds the Defts GUILTY in manner & form as charged in the bill. Judgt of the Court that Abel Butler pay a fine of $10 & Costs-the woman Zelpha Taylor discharged by the court.

Aug Court 1826
On motion ordered by the Court that Sion Saunders pay to Aisley Stricklin Ricks Fifteen dollars for the first year and ten pr annum dollars for the next succeeding years Twenty five dollars & towards the support and maintenance of her bastard child of which he is the repurted father and ten dollars pr annum for the next Six Five succeeding years. [sic]

Aug Court 1826
SIon Saunders charged with having beogt a bastard child on the body of Aisley Saunders [sic] entered into Bond of $200 with WIlson Taylor and James W. Stricklin his securities according to law in such cases made and provided.

Nov Court 1826
Bryant Gallen and Polly Carter

Nov Court 1826
Cornelius Sullivant and Nancy Boykin

Nov Court 1826
Henry Flowers and Elizabeth Crowell

Nov Court 1826
Sion Saunders and Isla Ricks

Feb Court 1827
Archibald Lamon and Zelphia Crowell

Feb Court 1827
Ordered that Scifa issue against Pilgrim L. Williams to shew cause why Execution should not issue against him for Ten Dollars due Nancy Smelly

Feb Court 1827
Ditto above wording for Irvin Boykin and Sarah Nichols

May Court 1827
John Watkins and Temperance Ricks

May Court 1827
James Simms and Melisha Eatmon

May Court 1827
Ordered that Scifa issue against Dempsy Harrison to shew cause why Execution should not issue against him for Ten Dollars due Polly Hunt

Aug Court 1827
Saml Bailey and Eliza Underwood

Aug Court 1827 State vs John Coleson, Wart. Bastard, Deft Pleads not guilty; jury sworn and charged to wit…find the Defd John Coleson IS the father of the child as charged by Polly Howards alias Polly Brantley.

Aug Court 1827
John Coleson pay Polly Howard alias Polly Brantley Fifteen Dollars for first year and ten dollars pr annum for next six succeeding years and forwards the support and maintenace of her bastard child of which he is the repurted father.

Aug Court 1827
Ordered that Scifa issue against Willie Pridgen to shew cause why Execution should not issue against him for Ten Dollars due Mourning Cealy

Aug Court 1827
Ordered that Scifa issue against Sion Saunders to shew cause why Execution should not issue against him for Ten Dollars due Isla Ricks

Nov Court 1827
John Murray and Culah Pucket

Nov Court 1827
James Griffin and Polly Joiner

Nov Court 1827
Peter C. Davis and Milberry Rowe

Nov Court 1827
Thomas Floyd and Cinthia Williams

Feb Court 1828
Ordered that Scifa issue against Samuel D. Felts to shew cause why Execution should not issue against him for $15 due Cresy Screws

Aug Court 1828
Littleberry Hendrick and Polly Pridgen
Rec 13th Nov 1827 of Bryant Gallen $10 towards the support and maintenace of Polly Carter’s bastard child of which he is the repurted Father.[sic]

Aug Court 1828
Recd 13th May 1828 of Pil L. Williams $10 towards support of Nancy Smelly’s bastard child of which he is the reputed father. –Nancy (X) Smelly [also signed is W. W. Pridgen]

Nov Court 1828
Asa Taylor and Mary Nicholls

Feb Court 1829
Redmund Bunn and Leah Jackson

Feb Court 1829
Berry Taylor and Elizabeth Howard

Feb Court 1829
Cornelous Sillavent and Nancy Boykin

May Court 1829
Sion Saunders and Issley Ricks

May Court 1829
Wm Rentfro and Visley Lisles

Aug Court 1829
Richard Short and Dinah Taylor

Aug Court 1829
Pilgrim L. Williams and Nancy Smell, Sci Fa

Nov Court 1829
Abel Butler and Zelphia Taylor

Nov Court 1829
Allen S. O’Neal and Cally Pridgen

Nov Court 1829
Peter C. Davis and Milberry Roe

Nov Court 1829
Calvin J. Taylor and Sally Hannah

Feb Court 1830
Bryant Gatlin andMary Carter

May Court 1830
Bond from Elizabeth Hogg, Caleb Leonard, John Whitehouse to indemnity Co of Nash for support of illegitimate child was returned to court.

May Court 1830
Willie Pridgen and Mourning Sealy Sci Fa

Aug Court 1830
Aaron Woodward Jr. and Linny Woodward

Aug Court 1830
Moses Hagans and Thena Locus

Nov Court 1830
Allen Brantley and Patsey Bird, Child: Lecy

Feb Court 1831
Elizar Tryan and Annica Eason

May Court 1831
Thomas Ricks and Delilah Bottoms.

May Court 1831
Drewry Taylor and Milbrey Row

May Court 1831
Solomon Tabourn and Elizabeth Howard

Aug Court 1831
Sion Sanders and Isla Ricks

Feb Court 1832
Drewry Taylor and Mary Screws

May Court 1832
Thomas P. Camp pay and Matilda Williams $25 for first year and $10 annually for next 5 years.

May Court 1832
Moses Perkins and Martha Rowe (ditto)

May Court 1832
Richard Short and Dinah M. Taylor (ditto)

May Court 1832
Vincent Cooper and Esther Ricks (ditto)

May Court 1832
Scafa vs. Thomas Ricks for $10 due Delilah Botoms for support of her chilld of which he is the father

Aug Court 1832
Redmun Bunn and Sally Harris

Nov Court 1832
John B. Robbins and Celea Crowell

Nov Court 1832
John Taylor Jr. and Louisa Hambelton

Feb Court 1833
John H. Hendrick and Zilpha or Sylpha Whitley

Feb Court 1833
Benjamin Rice and Nancy Murray

Feb Court 1833
Urias Vick and Mourning Whitfield

Aug Court 1833
Ordered that Sciifa issue as Thomas Kemp to shew cause why execution should not issue against him in favour of Matilda Williams for fifteen dollars due for the support of her illegitimate child of which he is the reputed father. Carried forward.

Nov Court 1833
Ordered that Sciifa issue vs Thomas Kemp to shew cause why execution should not issue against him in famour of Matilda Williams for fifteen dollars due for the support of her illegitimate child of which he is the reputed father.

Feb Court 1834
Ordered that Jesse Dickson pay Polly Bottoms fifteen dollars for the first year and Ten Dollars annually for the next Six years for the support of her illegitimate child of which he is the repurted father, if not pd. this Term issue Sifa.

May Court 1834
Ordered that Jeptha Lindsy pay to Delilah L. Bottoms fifteen dollars for the first year and Ten Dollsrs for the next Six succeeding for the support of her illegitimate child of which he is the repurted father.

Aug Court 1835
Ordered that James Deans pay to Morris Williamson fifteen dollars towards the first years support of her illegitimate child of which he is the repurted father and ten dollars annually for the next six years.

Aug Court 1835
Ordered that James Dozier pay to Martha Whitehead fifteen dollars for the first years support of her child of which he is the repurted father and ten dollars annually for the next six years.