Williamsboro, Vance County, North Carolina
Formerly Granville County
|PLANTATION NAME:||POOL ROCK PLANTATION|
|ASSOCIATED LINK(s):||Bloomsbury Plantation; James Taylor married Mary Eaton of Bloomsbury in 1827|
|ORIGINAL OWNER:||JOHN TAYLOR SR.; JAMES H. TAYLOR|
On April 15, 1800,
John Taylor of Granville County paid £800 Virginia money to William Lanier
for the 900 acres on Little Nut Bush "whereon Thomas Lanier at present
resides." Taylor could not take possession of the property, however, until
Thomas Lanier died in 1805 because of the provision for a life estate.
|SLAVE POPULATION:||JOHN TAYLOR SR.
Written Apr. 29, 1827, Will Book 13, P.519
To daughter AGNES B. TAYLOR following slaves:
BETTY, wife of MATT
ELIZA, daughter of DILSEY
NANCY, daughter of DOLLY deceased
To sons JOHN C. TAYLOR & JAMES H. TAYLOR, and sons in law HENRY YOUNG & THOMAS ALLEN & their survivors to hold in trust from Apr. 3, 1822 for grandson JOHN TAYLOR WALTON:
If he does not reach age 21, the slaves will fall back into the Estate.
A codicil gives LIZY & JOE to sons bequeathed to sons JOHN C. and JAMES H. TAYLOR
Will Probated Granville County, May Court 1837
Pool Rock has been sold many times over the past 2 centuries. It is currently a resort and vacation favorite, after being restored by owners Don & Susan Vess-Iglehart. Pool Rock Plantation Manor
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