Cumberland County, NC Guardian Bonds
Guardian Bonds contributed by Steve Edgerton Feb. 11, 2004
1787 - Rachel and James Willson, being of proper age, chose their mother, Rachel
Willson, as their guardian. Bond: f500; securities: Samuel Carver (Abel Holton
crossed out) and Samuel Hollingsworth; she also to be guardian to Margaret and Sylvs.
Willson and Ann Willson.
June Term 1805:
Caroline Mallet daughter of Peter Mallett dec'd chose her mother Mrs Sarah Mallett her guardian
and the said Sarah Mallett appointed guardian to Henrietta and Sarah two orphan daughters of said
Peter Mallett she to give bond in the sum of six thousand pounds with Robinson Mumford Sr and
Robinson Mumford Junr securities.
Dec Term 1806:
Susannah Phillips appointed guardian to her daughter Catharine Phillips she entered into bond in the
sum of one hundred pounds with Morris Smith and John Bell securities daughter of John Phillips
dec'd ... Joel Williams Junr Hector Steward John Smith Philemon Hodges and Joel Williams Senr are
appointed to Catharine Phillips a minor, daughter of John Phillips dec'd It being represented that
Stephen Phillips and Alexander Phillips co heirs of Catharine Phillips being resident without the state
Ordered that publication be made in the Fayetteville Intelligencer for three weeks that the said
Stephen and Alexander appear at the next Term and show cause if any they have wherefore the land
appertaining to said Catharine should not be laid off.
Dec Term 1806:
Patsy Williams daughter of Samuel Williams dec'd came into court and chose Harry Williams her
Guardian who entered into bond in the sum of two thousand pounds with Hector McAlester and
Alexander McKay securities.
Izilla Williams daughter of Samuel Williams dec'd came into court and chose her mother Ferebee
Williams her Guardian she entered into bond in the sum of two thousand pounds with Harry Williams
and Hector McAlester securities.
Duncan McRae the brother of Margaret and Isabella McRae appointed their Guardian.
Margaret Ferguson appointed Guardian to Jenny, John, Daniel, Sally, Peggy and Dugald Ferguson, she
entered into bond the sum of one thousand and twenty pounds with Israel Folsom and Duncan Thompson
securities. [see Jan Term 1805]
Neill Buie senr appointed Guardian ad litem to the children of John Buie dec'd namely William Buie
and John Buie.
June Term 1807:
Anna Turner came into court and made choice of her Step Father George Elliott her Guardian who was
accordingly appointed he entered into bond of two thousand pounds with William Colvin and Daniel
It appearing to this court that William Buie and John Buie the two minor sons of John Buie dec'd
are in the custody of Neill Buie senr and Duncan Buie junr and are by them detained from their Mother
and natural Guardian Mary Buie and it is being the opinion of this court that the said children
should be put into the care and custody of their mother agreeable to her desire.
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