RIDDICK, L.M. (Mrs.) – (d. 1900)

The remains of Mrs. L.M. RIDDICK, postmistress of Gatesville, N.C., who died of a surgical shock in a Columbus (Ohio) hospital, arrived in Suffolk last night and were today shipped to Gatesville via Gates station for burial.  Mrs. RIDDICK had something like a tumor and went to Columbus for attention.  The operation killed her.  The deceased was the widow of the late Patrick RIDDICK, former sheriff of Gates county, and was a daughter of the late Mills EURE.  She was a sister of Mrs. William Jesse SAVAGE, Wiggins Cross Roads, N.C. and of Mrs. PARKER, Plymouth, NC. Several children survive her.

Source:  Virginian-pilot. (Norfolk, Va.), 29 Nov. 1900. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86071779/1900-11-29/ed-1/seq-8/>

WHEDBEE, Joshua – (d. 1900)

Joshua WHEDBEE, a well-known citizen of Gates County, N.C., died suddenly today in Perquimans county, near the town of Hertford.  He was attacked with paralysis or heart trouble and expired suddenly, aged 80 years.  Mr. WHEDBEE was visiting the family of his daughter, Mrs. John David PARKER.  The burial will take place tomorrow near Gatesville, NC.  

The deceased leaves two daughters and three sons – Mrs. J.D. PARKER, Perquimans county, N.C.; Mrs. James PARKER, Gates County, N.C.; L.H. and R.H. WHEDBEE, Suffolk; Joshua WHEDBEE, Gates county.  He was an uncle of Mrs. Junius T. PARKER andb of Suffolk.

Source: Virginian-pilot. (Norfolk, Va.), 23 Nov. 1900. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86071779/1900-11-23/ed-1/seq-8/>

Vietnam War Casualties – Gates Co., NC

Contributed by Jo Branch – March 27, 2011

Name Service / Rate Rank Birthdate Home City Incident or Death Date Remains Recovered
BOONE, Randolph Ernell ARMY SP4 16 Nov 1947 Roduco 31 Jan 1968 Y
BUNCH, Ivor Ecarol ARMY PFC 14 May 1945 Hobbsville 26 Jun 1966 Y
PARKER Lewis Jeffery MARINE CORPS CPL 21 Jun 1946 Unk 13 Jan 1968 Y
RICE Frank Latimer Jr. ARMY 1st LT 20 Apr 1945 Sunbury 02 May 1970 Y

PARKER, Josiah to James BAKER (1799)

Josiah Parker to James Baker 
Contributed by Jim Sizemore

Feb. 15, 1799

Gates Co., NC Deed Book 5; pg. 28
This Indenture made this 15th day of February in the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety nine between Josiah PARKER of the County of Gates in the State of North Carolina of the One part and James BAKER of the County and State Aforesaid of the other, Witnesseth that the said Josiah PARKER for and in Consideration of the Sum of Four Hundred and Fifty five Spanish Milled Dollars to him in hand paid by him the said James BAKER the Receipt whereof he the said Josiah PARKER doth hereby Acknowledge and himself thereunto fully Satisfyd. Contented and paid have bargain’d Sold make over Allien and forever Confirm unto him the said James BAKER and to his Heirs and Assigns forever One Certain plantation and Tract of Land Situate lying and being in the County of Gates aforesaid Begining at the Mouth of the Crooked Branch where it Issueth out of Bennets Creek pocoson thence up the Various Courses of said Branch to a pine Seth ROUNTREEs Corner thence by a Line of Markd. Trees A Northeasterly Course to a Corner pine on the side of the Horsepen Swamp thence down the side of said Swamp to a pine in George OUTLAWs line thence Binding on his said line a Southwesterly Course to the head of A Branch Thence down the Branch its Several Windings to the aforesaid pocoson thence up the side of said pocoson and binding on the Same to the first Station Containing One hundred and forty Acres be the same (more or less) to have and to hold the above bargain’d and Convey’d premises with all and Singular the Wrights [sic] priviledges and hereditamments [sic] unto the Same belonging or in any wise Appertaining thereto to him the said James BAKER and to his Heirs and Assigns in fee Simple I the said Josiah PARKER as to my self my Heirs Executors Administrators shall and will Warrant the above Conveyed premises In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & fixt my Seal this day and date above Mentioned.
/s/  Josiah [his x mark] Parker

Sign’d Sealed & Deliver’d before us }
Pa HEGERTY Timothy FREEMAN}

State of NoCarolina} ss May County Court of Pleas &C 1799
Gates County}
The within Deed was in open Court duly proved by the Oath of Patrick HEGERTY one of the Subscribing Witnesses thereto and was ordered to be Registered

Test:  Law BAKER CC
I. PIPKIN PRCG

PARKER, Josiah & Omy to James PARKER (1794)

Josiah & Omy Parker to James Parker  
Contributed by Raymond Parker Fouts

Feb 15, 1794

Gates Co., NC Deed Book 3; pgs. 119-120
This Indenture made this fifteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred and ninety four Between Josiah PARKER & Omy his Wife of the County of Gates in the Province of North Carolina of the One part & James PARKER of the Said County of the Other Part Witnesseth that the Sd. Josiah PARKER & Omy his Wife for & in Consideration of the sum of Twenty five pound Currency of North Carolina allready in hand paid them by the Sd. James PARKER the Receipt of which the Sum [sic] the Said Josiah PARKER & Omy his Wife doth hereby Acknowledge themselve [sic] there of fully Satisfied hath Bargained and Sold Aliend & Enforsed and confirmed and by these Presents doth bargain and Sell alien Enforsed and for ever Confirm Unto the Said James PARKER his Heirs or assigns for ever A Certain Tract or? Parcel of Land Lying & being Situate in the County of Gates the province of North Carolina on the South Side of MILLS’s Swamp Begining at a Live Oak being a Corner tree on James RIDDICK’s Line and so Runing along the Sd RIDDICK’s Line untill it comes on SHEPHARDs Line & so runing along the Said SHEPHERDs [sic] line untill it Comes to a Corner tree being a Red Oak a new line made by the Sd. Josiah & James PARKER and So runing along the new line down to the Swamp & So down the Swamp be the same more or Less thirty seven & a half acres more or Less with all Houses Orchards Gardens woods waters ways mines minerals & all Other Profits Commodities there to belonging or in anywise Appertaining With the Reversion and Reversions Remainder & Remanders [sic] unto Issues and profits there of and of Every part and parsel thereof to have and to hold the sd. Bargained Premises unto the Sd. James PARKER his Heirs & assigns for ever fully and Clearly acquited and discharged of and from all former Gifts Dowers jointers & of & from all Manner of incomberances whatsoever and the Sd. Josiah PARKER Oma his Wife doth Quit claim and to the Sd. Land and Premises Unto the Sd. James PARKER his Heirs & assigns for ever & the Sd. Josiah PARKER and Omy his Wife Doth Each of them their Heirs Executors Administrators & assigns will warrent & forever defend against the Lawfull Claim of all and every Other Person and Persons whatever In Witness whereof the Sd. Josiah PARKER and Omy his Wife here unto Set their hands & seals the day and year first above Written. Signed Sealed & Delivered in the presents of Christopher GAYLE Robt. PARKER Samuel SMITH.
/s/ Josiah [his x mark] Parker

State of North Carolina}
Gates County } ss February Term 1794
The within Deed was in open Court acknowledged in due form of Law and on Motion was Ordered to be Registered.
Christr RIDDICK PR
Test Law BAKER C C

PARKER, Josiah to Stephen SHEPARD (1786)

Josiah Parker to Stephen Shepard

Contributed by Jim Sizemore

Aug. 14, 1786

Gates Co., NC Deed Book 1; pg. 223
This Indenture made this 14th Day of August 1786 between Josiah PARKER of Gates County of the State of North Carolina of the One part and Stephen SHEPHERD of the Other part witnes_seth that ye Sd. Josiah PARKER for & in Consideration of ten pound_ Current Money of the State aforsaid to him in hand paid before the Sealling and Delivering of this Conveyance the Recept where of he hereby acknowledgeses [sic] himself therewith fully Satisfied Contented & paid hath Bargained and Sold and by these Presents doth bargain Sell alienate enfeoff grant and Confirm Unto the Sd. Stephen SHEPHERD all that Mesage [sic] tenement tract and parsill of Land Containing twenty five acres be the Same More or Less Situate in Gates County aforsd being part of pattent granted Thomas PILAND for four Hundred acres baring Date 20th Day of November 1738 and is bounded as follow_ Viz begining at a white Oake where Thomas PILAND Corners at MILLES patent line thence along MILLES Line to a Red Oake and Corners thence running Near a west Course Joining the Sd. Josiah PARKER by a line of Marked trees to a post Oke and Red oke Corner Trees from thence Running Near a South Course to Thomas PILANDs Line to a white Oke thence along the Sd. PILANDs line to the first Station and the reversion & Reversions Remainders & Remainders of all & Singular The primises and Every part & parsill Thereof and the Rents iss__ and profitts to the same belonging or anywise appertaining To have and to hold the message land Tenants and heriditemen/ts/ with all and Every the Primises whatsoever hereby sold bargained or Mentioned to be bargained and Sold with all and Every O?ther priviledges and appurtinances unto the Sd. Stephen SHEPHERD his heirs and assigns for Ever and also all the Estate and Estates Right title use intrust possion [sic] property? benifit trust Clame and Demand Whatsoever of him the Said Josiah PARKER to the only use and behoof of the Sd. Stephen SHEPHARD _is hiers and assigns obsolutely without any Manner of Condition Redemp_ion or Revocation in any wise and the Sd. Josiah PARKER for him Self his heirs Executors administrators and for Every of them Doth Covnant promise grant and agree to and with the Sd. Stephen SHEPHER_ his heirs and assigns by these presents that he the Said Stephen [p. 224] SHEPHERD heirs and assigns and his and their farmers and Tenants Shall or Lawfully May from time to time and all and Every time and times hereafter forever freely Quietly and peaceably have Possess Enjoy all and Singular the Close? Message and primesses with all and Singular their appertenances and all and Every the Rights issues profits and Commodities thereof and of Every Part and parcill there of have and take Without any Manner of Let Suits Trobles vexation eviction Disturbance or other Molestation whatsoever of I him [sic] the Said Josiah PARKER his heirs and assigns or Any Other person or persons whatsoever having any Lawfull Claim intrust or demand in or out of the Primises or any part or parcill of the Same and the Said Josiah PARKER and his heirs the Sd. Tenement tract and percill of Land With the Appurtenances unto the Said Stephen SHEPHERD his heirs And assigns against him the Said Josiah PARKER and his heirs Shall and will Warrent and for Ever defend by these present_ In witness Where of the Said Josiah PARKER hereunto Set his hand And Seal the day and Year first Above Writen.
/s/ Josiah [his J Mark] PARKER
Sealed and Delivered in}
the Presence of us }
Israel BEEMAN }
John SHEPHERD }
Abraham BEEMAN}

State of North Carolina} ss August Inferior Court of Pleas
Gates County} &c 1786

The within Deed of Sale was in Open Court Duly proved by the Oath of Israel BEEMAN One of the Subscribing Witnesses thereto and on Motion was Ordered to be Registered
Christr. RIDDICK P. Registr. Test Law BAKER C G C

[Note: The mark of Josiah PARKER is represented here as a “J.” It appears in the deed book, in the stylized form of a vertical line crossed at the top, center and bottom. Missing words and letters are denoted by “____.” A question mark “?” denotes lack of clarity in the handwriting, and “/the/” denotes interlining.]

PARKER, Joisah to James PARKER (1786)

Contributed by Raymond Parker Fouts

Feb. 10, 1786

Gates Co., NC Deed Book 1; pg. 172
This Indenture made this Tenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred & Eighty Six Between Josiah PARKER Senr. of Gates County and State of North Carolina of the one part and James PARKER of the County & State aforsaid Son of the Said Josiah PARKER of the other part Witnesseth that the Said Josiah PARKER well for and in Consideration of the Natural Love and affection wh___ he hath and Bareth unto the Said James PARKER his son as also for the Better Maintainance and Perfirmant [sic] of the Said James PARKER hath Given Granted alined enfiefed and Confirmed and by these prese___ doth Give Grant Alien enfeoff and Confirm unto the said James PARK__ all the Messuage Tenement Tract or parsel of Land Situate Lying and be___ in Gates County aforsaid on the South Side of MILLS Swamp containing Estamation one Hundred Acres be the Same More or Less it being one Moiety of a Tract of Land the Said Josiah PARKER bought of Stephen SHEPHARD by a Deed baring date the Twentieth Day of August in the year of Our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred & Fifty Six Relati__ being thereunto had may more fully appear and is bounded as Follows Be___ning at a pine a Corner Tree in ROGERS’s Line on the South Side of MIL__ Swamp thence Runing a long ROGERS’s Line to a White Oake a Corner ____ on the other side of Toe? Pecoson thence Eastwardly binding on Thoma_ PILANDs Line to a Red Oak thence near Northwestwardly along a L___ marked Trees to a Chenkapen Oak Standing in the Edge of MIL__ Swamp thence up the Said Swamp to the first Station with all Hous__ /out Houses/ Orchards ways waters water [sic] Courses Proffitts Commodities Heriditamen__ and Appurtenances Whatsoever to the Said Premisses hereby Granted or an_ part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining and the Reversion and __versions Remainder and Remainders Rents and Services of the Said pr__ises and all the Estate Rites Title Intrest property Claim and Dem___ whatsoever of him the Said Josiah PARKER of in and to the Said Ri?____ or Tenniment Lands and primesses and of in and to Every part [p. 173] Parsel There of with the appurtenances and all Deeds Evidences and Writing Conce/a/rning the Said Premeses only now in hands or Custoday of the Said Josiah PARKER or which he may get or Come by without Suit in Law to have and to hold the Said Messuage or Tenement Lands and premises hereby Given and Granted or Mentioned or intended to be given and granted unto the Said James PARKER his Heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of him the Said James PARKER his Heirs and assigns for ever, and I the Said Josiah PARKER for him self his Heirs Executors and Administrators doth Covenan_ and grant to and with the Said James PARKER his Heirs and assigns by these Presents that he the said James PARKER his Heirs and assigns Shall and Lawfully may from henceforth for ever hereafter Peaceably __ietly /have/ hold Occupy Pr?ossess and enjoy the Said Messuage Tenement __nds Hereditaments and premises hereby Given and Granted a__ Mentioned or Intended so to be with their appurtenances free Clear __ Discharged of and from all former and other Gifts Grants Bargains __ils Feoffments jointures Dowres Estates Entails Rents rent Charges Arrearages of Rents and of and from all other Titles Trobles Charges and Encombrances whatsoever had made Committed don or Suffered /or/ to be had Made Committed done or Suffered by him the Said Josiah PARKER His Heirs Executors or Administrators or any other person or persons Lawfully Claiming or to Claim by from or under him them or any __ Either of them in Witness whereof the Said Josiah PARKER hath hereunto Set his hand and Seal the Day and year first above Written.
/s/  Josiah [his J mark] Parker

__ned Sealed & Delivered
__ the Presence of
_aw BAKER
_ames RICE

State of North Carolina}
Gates County } ss. February Inferior Court of Pleas &c 1786
The Within Deed Gift was in open Court duly proved by the Oath of Lawrence BAKER one of the Subscribing Witnesses and on Motion was Ordered to be Registered Christr. RIDDICK P. R. Test Law BAKER C C

[Note: The mark of Josiah PARKER is represented here as a “J.” It appears in the deed book, in the stylized form of a vertical line crossed at the top, center and bottom. Missing words and letters are denoted by “____.”]