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Anson H. Brite Collection

This collection is currently owned & kindly submitted by Janice Silverthorne Urban, granddaughter of James Gideon Silverthorne.  She inherited the collection when Anson H. Brite married Martha Rutter in Currituck Co., NC in 1856 and they had a child named Sarah Elizabeth Brite who was born the following year.  Sarah inherited the papers when her mother died in 1896.  Sarah married William Richard McCotter but Sarah died in 1905 leaving the collection to her husband.  At the age of 50 William R. McCotter married 18-year old Bessie Rawls on April 14, 1907.  William died in 1935 and the collection passed to his widow who married James Gideon Silverthorne on July 27, 1938.  [Delayed birth certificate and obituary has his middle name as "Gibion" but Bible states "Gideon"]  Bessie died in 1978 leaving the collection to James who passed away in 1981.  The collection was placed in a cedar chest and given to Janice after her grandfather died.

Anson H. Brite Genealogy

Anson H. Brite, son of John Brite, Sr. (1775 - 1845) & Charity _____ , was born in Camden Co., NC c1818 and died in Pamlico Co, NC in 1892.  He was first married to Courtney Spence in 1839 and they had at least 2 children:
   1) Courtney Brite (c1842 - aft. 1850)
   2)
James Edward Brite (c1843 - aft. 1850)

John Brite, Sr.'s Feb. 28, 1845 Camden Co. will is found in Book C; pg. 307.  It was probated Dec. 1845.
   Son: John Brite, Jr. to be executor
   Son: Hamilton C. Brite
   Son: Anson H. Brite to be guardian to my grandson [James Edward Brite]
   Daughter: Harriet Boothe
   Granddaughter: Sarah Jane Boothe
   Grandson: James Edward Brite

Anson was married the 2nd time to Martha Rutter in 1856 and they had the following children:
   1) Sarah Elizabeth Brite (28 Feb 1857 - 5 June 1905) married William Richard McCotter who later married Bessie Rawls
   2) Charles Edward Brite (26 Nov 1859 - 24 Sep 1936) married Nancy Woodard
   3) Matilda A. Brite (28 Dec 1860 - possibly before 1870)
   4) George Washington Brite (5 May 1862 - 3 Sep 1945) married Mary Eliza Holton
   5) John R. Brite (18 Jul 1864 - ???)
   6) William Henry Brite (11 Feb 1866 - 16 Nov 1913) married Annie Mae Lane
   7) Mary Elizabeth Brite (20 Sep 1868 - ???)
   8) Anson H. Brite (19 Aug 1872 - ???)
   9) Thomas Brite (c1876 - ???)

Census Information:
1850 Camden Co. (no twp, given)
   A.H. Brite, 33, farmer, $2000, born Camden Co.
   __orney? Brite, (female), 35, born Camden Co.
   Courtney Brite, 8, born Camden Co.
   Jas. E. Brite, 7, born Camden Co.

1860 Craven Co., NC (North of Neuse River - Swift Creek P.O)
   Anson Bright, 46, farmer, $6000/$4000, NC
   Martha Bright, 24, NC
   Elizabeth Bright, 3, NC
   Matilda Bright, 2, NC
   Charles E. Bright, 1/12, NC
   Amos T. Parish, 23, farmer, NC
   George Broughton, 21, farm laborer, NC
   Henry Keel, 11, NC
   Reenia Herrington, 10, NC

1860 Craven Co., NC Slave Census (North of Neuse River)
   Anson Bright  - slave owner
      1 black female slave, age 55
      1 black male slave, age 34
      1 black female slave, age 25
      1 black male slave, age 11
      1 black female slave, age 2
      1 black female slave, age 1/2

1870 Craven Co., NC (Twp. #4 - Jackson P.O.)
   Anson Bright, 50, farmer, $1000/$500, NC
   Martha Bright, 45, keeping house, NC
   Elizabeth Bright, 16, at home, NC
   Charles Bright, 14, farm laborer, NC
   George Bright, 12, farm laborer, NC
   John Bright, 10, farm laborer, NC
   William Bright, 8, NC
   Mary Bright, 6, NC
   Rena Bright, 28, at home, NC

1880 Pamlico Co., NC (Twp. #2)
   Anson H. Bright, 62, farmer, NC
   Martha Bright, 36, wife, keeping house, can't write, NC
   Charles Bright, 19, son, works on farm, NC
   George Bright, 16, son, works on farm, NC
   John Bright, 15, son, works on farm, NC
   William Bright, 14, son, works on farm, NC
   Anson H. Bright, 8, son, NC
   Thomas Bright, 4, son, NC
   Elizabeth Lewis, 28, boarder, single, at home, NC
   Samuel Jones, 24, single, works on farm, NC

Deeds / Grants

Copy (not original) 1769 Land Grant to John Avery

439
     John AVERY 300 acres Craven in the fork of Trent Creek Beginning at Hynson WRIGHT's corner tree and runs from thence So. 364 poles, then No. 68, W. 250 poles to Christopher DAWSON's line near S.W. prong of Trent - then down his line No. 40, Wt. 200 poles to his corner, then along his other line No. 50, Wt. 60 poles to HUME's line then along his line No. 40, Et. 120 poles then along his other line So. 80 Et. 80 poles to the Beginning.  Dated 5th of May 1769. 
   /s/ Wm. TRYON                                                                                   

State of North Carolina, Office of Secretary of State,
     I, Rufus H. PAGE Secretary of State in and for the State of North Carolina do hereby certify this the above is a true copy of the record of a grant in this office.  Given under my hand this the 20th of June, 1860.
   /s/ Rufus H. PAGE, Secretary of State

1775 Deed between John Avery & John Tillman

John Avery to John Tillman 11th October 1775
     In the County of Craven on the South side of Bay river on the Southernmost branch of Trent creek, beginning at a beech a corner of James HUMEses in HOWARDSs line at the side of the path that leads to Smith's creek then along HUMEeses line No. 20 W. 240 pole to this corner then South 11 W. 230 poles to a water oak in the Pocosin on the West side of said branch a corner of HOWARDs then along HOWARDs line to the first station containing eighty seven acres granted by patent to Hynson WRIGHT bearing date 9th November 1764.

A true copy from the Records of Craven County Book No. 22 folic 508 & 509
   Step. B. FORBES  Reg.

Feb. 7, 1777 Craven Co. Deed between John Tillman & John Wright

     This indenture made this Seventh Day of february In the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven between John TILLMAN of the County of Craven and State of North Carolina of the one part and John WRIGHT of the County and State aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the said John TILLMAN for and In Consideration of the sum of Twenty five pounds Current money of North Carolina to him in hand paid by the said John WRIGHT the receipt whereof the said John TILLMAN doth hereby acknowledge he the said John TILLMAN hath granted bargained and sold unto the said John WRIGHT and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell alien and confirm unto the said John WRIGHT his heirs and assigns forever a Certain Tract or parcel of land containing forty three acres More of less Lying and being In the County of Craven on the South Side of Bay River on the Southermost Branch of Trent Creek being part of a patent granted Hynson WRIGHT Bearing Date the Ninth of November on Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty four and is bounded as followeth (towit):  Beginning at the Northernmost Corner of the said patent and running S. 20 L along a line of said patent to a Small Branch Near the Cypoop? Swamp then up the said Swamp and with a line of Markt Trees to the Back Line then with the Back Line No 11 L to the beginning.
     To have and to hold the said Land and premises above mentioned with the Appurtenances thereunto belonging to him the said John WRIGHT his heirs and assigns forever and the said John TILLMAN for himself his heirs Executors and Administrators Doth hereby Covenent and agree to and with the said John WRIGHT that the said John WRIGHT his heirs Executors administrators and assigns shall and May forever hereafter peacibly and quietly hold occupy possess and Enjoy the above granted Land and premises free and clear from all Manner of Incumbrances whatsoever and the said John TILLMAN his heirs Executors and Administrators the said Land and premises will warrant and forever defend with the said John WRIGHT  his heirs and assigns against the Claim of all and every person & persons whatsoever.  In witness whereof the said John TILLMAN hath hereunto set his hand and seal the Day and Year above written.

Signed Sealed & Delivered In the presents of us -
   Jacob [his x mark] LEWIS
   Hopkins [his x mark] BATEMAN

/s. John TILLMAN  (seale)

Copy (not original) 1787 Land Grant to Abner Neale

State of North Carolina,
No. 318
     Know ye that we have given and granted unto Abner NEALE a tract of land containing two hundred acres lying and being in our county of Craven.  On the South side of Bay River and west side of Trent Creek.  Beginning at a mulberry tree at the mouth of Mulberry branch DAWSON's second corner certer(?) by several other trees running down the Swamp with DAWSON's line forty three poles to a beach DAWSON's beginning corner, then North sixty four degrees East with DAWSON's given line two hundred and fifty poles to a gum on the side of Trent Creek Dawson's last corner then South thirty degrees, East thirty poles to a beech in HUMEs line, then with HUMEs line South twenty degrees West one hundred and eighty poles to a holly HUMEs corner then with HUMEs other line North forty degrees East one hundred and four poles to a beach John AVERY's corner, then with AVERY's other line South fifty degrees East sixty poles to a lorrel AVERY's corner then with AVERY's other line South forty degrees West one hundred and twenty poles to a stake in the Pocoson then with a direct line to the Beginning which is North sixty degrees West two hundred and ninety four poles.  To hold to the said Abner NEALE his heirs and assigns forever.  Dated the 15th day of May 1787.
   /s/ S. GLASGOW Secretary

State of North Carolina, Office of Secretary of State,
     Rufus H. PAGE, Secretary of State, in and for the State of North Carolina, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the record of a grant in this office.  Given under my hand This the 26th of May 1860.
   /s/ Rufus H. PAGE, Secretary of State

July 1, 1815 Craven Co., NC Deed between John Wright & Eason Fulsher

     This indenture made this thirty first day of July one thousand eight hundred and fifteen between John WRIGHT of the County of Craven and State of North Carolina of the one part and Eason FULSHER of the State and County aforesaid of the  part witnesseth that the said John WRIGHT for and in consideration of the sum of ten pounds to him in hand by the said Eason FULSHER the Rights whereby fully acknowledged he the said John WRIGHT hath granted bargained and sold unto the said Eason FULSHER his heirs and assigns forever all his Right and title to a certain piece of land lying and being in the State and County aforesaid and on the west side of the South prong of Trent Creek Being part of a plantation whereas the father of said John WRIGHT Formely lived adjoining Thomas JONESes and Patsy AVERYs Land in witness whereof the said John WRIGHT Hath hereunto set his hand and Seal this Day and year above written Signed Sealed and Delivered in presents of us.
   /s/
John [his x mark] WRIGHT (seal)

William BRINSON
John [his x mark] FULSHER

July 7, 1815 Craven Co., NC Deed between Eason Fulshire & John Fulshire

Eason Fulshire to John Fulshire 7th July 1815
     A certain tract or parcel of land containing fifty acres lying and being in the county and State aforesaid and on the South side of Bay River and on the South side of the South prong of Trent creek and bounded as follows beginning at a black gum a corner of Thomas JONESes and said FULSHIREs and running from thence No. 65 East with JONESes line to a Bay tree another corner of said JONESes and FULSHIREs in the great branch then down with the stream of said branch to James McILRSYs(?) line then with his line to his South West corner then Westerly for as to make fifty acres then with a direct line to the beginning being part of a patent granted to Christopher NEALE.

A true copy from the Records of Craven County Book No. 39, folio 615
   Steph. B. FORBES  Reg.

Jan. 17, 1840 Camden Co., NC Deed between Benj. F. Culpepper & Anson Brite

     This Indenture made this the seventeenth Day of January Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and forty between Benjamine F. CULPEPPER of the county of Camden and state of North Carolina of the one part and Anson BRITE of the county and state aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that for and in consideration of six hundred and thirty two Dollars and thirty three and 1/3 cents me in hand paid the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge have bargained sold and conveyed and by these presents do bargain sell and convey unto the sd Anson BRITE his heirs and admins. and assigns forever a certain piece or parcel of land lying in the upper end of the aforesaid county butted and bounded as follows to wit: Beginning at the mouth of the cave at Joab OVERTONs corner and in Peter PICARNs line thence N 35 W 7 ch 61.L.to beach thence N 19 E 50 1/4 chs to Juniper thence S 62 E 2 chs 50 links to beach S 57 1/2 E 8 chs 70 links thence S 56 1/2 E 11 ch 20.L thence S 31 E 9 chs 40 links thence S 22 1/2 W 2 chs (rubbed out) links thence N 88 W 10 chs thence S 84 W 15 chs 16 links to post station containing forty five Acres and one sixth of an Acre.  To have and to hold the above disentered land and premises with all the improvements thereon rents profits issues of any nature or kind soever unto him the sd Anson BRITE his heirs execs adms. and assigns forever and I the said Benjamine F. CULPEPPER for myself my heirs execs adms. and assigns do covenant and agree to and with the said Anson BRITE his heirs execs adms. and assigns to warrant and forever defend the sd disentered land and premises against the claim or claims of all and any person or persons of what nature or kind soever.  In testimony where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date above written signed sealed and delivered in presents of
   John, BRITE, JR.

/s/ Benjamine F. CULPEPPER (seal)

Camden County Court Septr Term 1841
     This deed of bargain and Sale from Benjam. F. CULPEPPER to Anson BRITE was Exhibited in open Court and the Execution thereof was proven acknowledged by Benjam. F. CULPEPPER and ordered Registered.
Teste A. H. GRANDY   Clk

Registered in Book X page 100 - Oct 18th 1841
   J. G. HUGHES, P.R.

Feb. 5, 1847 Camden Co. Deed between Thomas Booth & Anson H. Brite

     This indenture made this the fifth day of Febry Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and forty nine between Thomas BOOTH of the first part and Anson H. BRITE of the second part and both of the county of Camden and North Carolina witnesseth that the said Thomas BOOTH for and in consideration of the sum of Four Hundred and Twenty five dollars to him in hand paid by the said Anson H. BRITE at the time of executing these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained sold conveyed aligned and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell align and confirm unto the said Anson H. BRITE his heirs and assigns a certain tract or parcel of land in the county and state aforesaid Butted and rounded as follows - Beginning at a Pine in main road thence down a lane to William WILLIAMS heirs line thence their line to William BRITE's line thence his line to Timothy CREEKMORE? line thence to a Big ditch in Kitty swamp Thence said ditch to main Road Thence main Road to first station containing sixty more or less.  To have and to hold the said land and premises and all and singular the tenements hereditiments (??) (??) (??) improvements issues profits priviledges and asspuns(?)  (??) as presents belonging and or any way use appertaining to him the said Anson H. BRITE his heirs and assigns to his and their own proper use and behalf in for simple forever.  And the said Thomas BOOTH and his heirs all and singular the premises hereby conveyed to the said Anson H. BRITE his heirs and assigns shall and will warrant and forever defend the lawful claim or claims of any and all persons whatsoever in testimony when of the said Thomas BOOTH doth (??) (??) his hand & seal the date first above written in the presence of
   Matchet TAYLOR
   Bryan BURNHAM

/s/ Thomas BOOTH   (seal)

Registered in Book Z page 26 - April 17th, 1849

Camden County (??) March in 1849 this deed of bargain and sale from Thos. BOOTH to A. H. BRITE was proved in open court and the execution thereof acknowledged and on motion it so ordered.
   /s/ Gests(?) B.(?) HARRISON, AM

Feb. 9, 1847 Camden Co., NC Deed between T.G. Chamberlain & James H. Chamberlain

     This indenture made this the ninth day of February in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and Forty seven between T. G. CHAMBERLAIN of the one part and James H. CHAMBERLAIN all of the County of Camden and State of North Carolina of the other part witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of Five Hundred dollars to him in hand paid by the said James H. CHAMBERLAIN the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledge have bargained sold & conveyed and by these presents do bargain sell and convey unto the said James H. CHAMBERLAIN a certain piece or parcel of land lying in the upper part of the said County called the Island land containing Fifty four acres more or less according to the following bounds.  Beginning on the road leading by Richard TAYLOR at Charles WHITEHURSTs corner thence along the said James H. CHAMBERLAINs line to Joseph PRITCHARDs line thence along said PRITCHARDs line to the corner of Charles CHAMBERLAINs deed land thence along the said CHAMBERLAINs line binding the swamp to the now swamp road thence along said road to the first station so as to contain all the land left to me by the will of my father and also all the land bought by me of Richard TAYLOR and wife Nancy TAYLOR to have and to hold the above described land and premises with all the improvements there on rents issues & profits of every kind whatever unto him the said James H. CHAMBERLAIN his heirs executors administrators & assigns forever & I the said T. G. CHAMBERLAIN for my self my heirs executors administrators & assigns do covenant & agree to and with the said James H. CHAMBERLAIN his heirs executors admrs. & assigns to warrant & forever defend the Title to the said land & premises against the claims or claims of every person or persons whatever in witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the day and date first above written signed sealed and delivered in presents of
   F. E.(?) CHAMBERLAIN

   /s/ T. G. CHAMBERLAIN  (seal)

Camden County Court - March 1847
     This deed of bargain and sale from T. G. CHAMBERLAIN to J. H. CHAMBERLAIN was exhibited in open court and the execution thereof acknowledged by T. G. CHAMBERLAIN and on Motion it was ordered to be Registered.
   /s/ Tate W. HAMMON,  Clk.

Registered in Book Y; Page 191 & 192 - April 27th, 1847
   /s/ J. G. HEPHER, PR

Feb. 10, 1849 Camden Co. Deed between James H. Chamberlain & Anson H. Brite

     This Indenture made this the tenth day of February Anno Domini One Thousand Eight Hundred and forty nine between James H. CHAMBERLAINE on the one part and Anson H. BRITE on the other and both of the County of Camden and State of North Carolina Witnesseth that the said James H. CHAMBERLAINE for and in consideration of  the sum of Seven Hundred and ninety dollars to him in hand paid by the said Anson H. BRITE at the time of executing these presents the receipt whereof is kindly acknowledged hath granted bargained sold conveyed aliened and confirmed and by these present doth grant bargain sell convey alien and confirm unto the said Anson H. BRITE his heirs and assigns a certain tract or parcel of  Land in the upper end of Camden County and State of North Carolina and Bounded as follows.  Beginning at Kitty Swamp at the corner of Charles WHITEHURST and thence his line to Nancy STAFFORD's line thence her line to foot of newswamp bridge thence binding swamp to Joseph PRITCHARD his line thence this line to B. F. CULPEPPERS's heirs line thence quick station containing one hundred and four acres more less.  To have and to hold the said land and premises and all and singular the linements, hereditiments (?) ways waters improvements (?) issues profits remainders privileges and opportunities thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining to him the said Anson H. BRITE his heirs and assigns to his and their own proper use and behalf in fee simple forever .  And the said James H. CHAMBERLINE and his heirs all and singular the premises hereby conveys to the said Anson H. BRITE his heirs and assigns shall and will warrant and forever defend from the lawful claim or claims if any and all persons whatsoever.  In testimony whereof the said James H. CHAMBERLAINE doth hereunto set his hand seal the date first above written.
   /s/ James H. CHAMBERLIN

Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of
   H. CHAMBERLIN
   Benja BURNHAM

Camden County Court March Term 1849
     This Deed of bargain and Sale from Jas. H. CHAMBERLIN to A. H. BRITE was exhibited in open court and by execution thereof acknowledged by J. H. CHAMBERLIN & on motion it was ordered registered.
   (?) (?) HARRISON  Clk

Registered in Book Z page 28 - April 17, 1849
   J. G. HEPHER  PR

Apr. 23, 1852 Camden Co. Deed between Anson H. Brite & Hamilton C. Brite

State of North Carolina}
     Camden County      }
     Know all men by these presents, that I Anson H. BRITE of county & state afsd for and in consideration of the sum of One Thousand dollars to me in hand paid, or secured  to be paid of Hamilton C. BRITE of same place, the Receipt whereof I hereby acknowledge, have bargained, sold and conveyed and by these Presents do bargain sell and convey unto the sd Hamilton C. BRITE, his heirs and assigns forever, all of my right, title and interest in and to the Crop of Corn now planted on the Farm on which I live, being about One Hundred rows and seven(?) hills - also a lot (?) from  (?) in my B(?) suffered to be about one hundred Barrels - also about (?) Barrels in the Barn of Trimagan SANDERLIN.  Also two Horses, one Filly, his Horse carts, Forty head of hogs, Ten head of Cattle, Fifteen head sheep, six ploughs & tackling, Nine stacks fodder, lot of oats and peas, one lot of juniper shingles in Benjamin JONES' swamp, Six hundred buckets oyster shells now on the Canal Bank, Two corn shelled, all my farming utensils of every kind, all my household and kitchen furniture, Five Beds & Bedding.  To Have and to Hold all the afrsd articles, all my right, title and interest in and to them, with the said Hamilton C. BRITE his heirs and assigns forever.  Witnesseth whereof I the said Anson H. BRITE have hereto sign my hand and seal this 23 of April, A D. 1852.
   /s/ A H. BRITE

Witness:
   Jno. B. EFFINGHAM

Registered Aug 1st 1852 in Book 7, Page 346

Camden County Court June Ten 1852
     This Bill of Sale from A.H. BRITE to H.C. BRITE was exhibited in open court and the Execution thereof was proved by the oath of Jno B. EFFINGHAM a subscribing witness and on motion it was ordered Registered.
   ? G. HARRISON

Dec. 13, 1853 Camden Co. Deed between E.D. Ferebee & A.H. Brite

     This Indenturement this 13th day of Dec. A. D. 1853 between E. D. FEREBEE of the first part and A. H. BRITE of the second part both of the County of Camden in the State of No. Carolina.  Witnesseth that the said E. D. FEREBEE for and in consideration of the sum of fifteen hundred fifty dollars to him in hand paid or secured to be paid by the said A. H. BRITE the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged he has granted, bargained & sold & by these presents does grant bargain sell align convey & confirm unto him the said A. H. BRITE his heirs and assigns the following pieces parcels or lots of land situate lying and being in the upper end of the County of Camden County aforesaid to wit that part of a tract of land known as the Francis DAIR's tract bought by said E. D. FEREBEE from Nathan HALSTEAD and F. N. MULLEN, excepting so much thereof as was sold by said E. D. FEREBEE to Charles WHITEHURST, Joab OVERTON & others containing by estimation Sixty acres more or less also one other tract called Yellow Wood adjoining said Francis DAIR's tract (see above) OVERTON & others containing two hundred fifty acres more or less and also one other tract known as Peter's Island, adjoining Yellow Wood tract, the lands of (see above) OVERTON & others containing seventy five acres more or less.
     To have and to hold the aforesaid pieces, parcels or tracts of land with the tenements, appurtenances, rights & privileges thereto belonging or in anywise appertaining to him the said A. H. BRITE his heirs and assigns forever to his and their own use benefit and behalf in fee simple.  And I the said E. D. FEREBEE for myself and my heirs do covenant to with the said A. H. BRITE his heirs and assign that I and they will warrant and defend the right and title of said lands herein conveyed against the lawful claims of all persons claiming the same by or through me and no further.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date first above written.
   /s/ E. D. FEREBEE    (seal)

Signed Sealed & delivered in presence of
   John BLAIHY?

Camden County Court Decr Term 1853
     This deed of bargain and sale from E. D. FEREBEE to A. H. BRITE was exhibited in open court and the execution thereof duly acknowledge by the said E. D. FEREBEE and on motion it was ordered registered.
   Test.  Wm. A. DUKE   Clk.

Registered in Book Z pages 524 & 5 - Feby 5th 1854
   J. A. SPENCER  PR

Mar. 9, 1857 Craven Co. Deed from Jones and Riggs to Anson H. Brite

State of North Carolina}
       Craven County      }
     Know all persons by these presents that we Henry C. JONES his wife Justina C. JONES & Aliph T. RIGGS for & in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars to us in hand paid by Anson H BRITE have granted bargained & sold & by these presents do hereby grant bargain & sell unto the said Anson H. BRITE his heirs & assigns a certain tract or parcel of land situate on Fork Run or near the same & along the lands of A. H. BRITEWILOX (or WILSON?) & others estimated to contain two hundred & thirty acres.  To have & hold the sum to his the said Anson H. BRITE his heirs and assigns forever in fee simple  And we for ourselves our heirs & assigns to with the said Anson H. BRITE his heirs & assigns do covenant  that we for a good & will forever be ??? & that he shall occupy the same ??  lawful  let  ??  ??.  Mar 9th 1857.
   /s/ H. C. JONES        (seal)
   /s/ Aliph RIGGS        (seal)
   /s/ Justina JONES     (seal)

Signed Sealed & Delivered                                                                                                              

Witness
   C. T. SIMPSON

May 24, 1860 Letter Requesting Copies of Grants [appears to be a partial letter to an unknown person]

Also a grant to John CARRUTHERS for 297 acres South side of Neuse River a little below Wilkinsons Point
Also a Grant to him for 79 acres page 227 Book No. 3 Grants on the South West side of the North West prong of Bay River
Also a Grant to him for 100 acres Book No. 4 page 127 on the South side of Bay River & South East side of Waines(?) Creek
I cannot find the Grant to Chris &? John NEAL  I have written to Raleigh for it.

May 24. 1860
Yours Respectfully,
   /s/ M. D. O'LEARY, Register

You will please attend to having my bricks hauled as soon as possible.  I may come down to Bay River soon.

Yours Respectfully,
   /s/ M. D. O'LEARY

Sept. 12, 1860 Deed from W.W. O'Nesly to Anson Brite

State of North Carolina}
      Craven County       }
     Know all persons by these presents that W. W. O'NESLY? for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred & fifty dollars in hand paid by Anson BRITE have given granted bargained and sold & by these presents do hereby give grant bargain sell & convey unto the said Anson H. BRITE a certain piece or parcel of land lying and being in Craven County containing two acres more or less on the south of Bay River & West side of Trent Creek beginning at a mulberry tree at the mouth of mulberry branch DAWSON's second corner center by several other trees running down the swamp with DAWSON's line forty three poles to a beach DAWSON's beginning corner, then North sixty four degrees East with DAWSON's given line two hundred & fifty poles to a gum on the side of Trent Creek DAWSONs west corner then South thirty degrees East thirty poles to a beech in HARRISON's line then eighty poles to a holly HUMEs corner then with HUMEs other line North forty degrees East one hundred & four poles to a beech John AVERY's corner then with AVERY's other line South fifty degrees East sixty poles to a (?) AVERY's corner then with AVERY's other line South forty degrees West one hundred & twenty poles to a stake in the P_____ then West a direct line to the beginning.   To have & hold the said above described land together with all improvements & appurtenances to him the Anson H. BRITE his heirs & assigns in fee simple forever and I W. W. O'NESLY? for myself my heirs & assigns  to & with the said Anson H. BRITE his heirs & assigns to covenant & agree to warrant & defend the title to said land against the lawful claims of all persons whatsoever.  In testimony whereof I the said W. W. O'NESLY? have hereunto set my hand & seal this the 12 of September AD 1860.

Signed Sealed Delivered in presence of
   C. I. _____ [faded]

/s/ W. W. O'NESLY?    (seal)

Dec. 11, 1860 Request for Survey of Land for Anson H. Brite

No. 765
State of North Carolina}   SS
   
  Craven County       }
     William G. BRYAN, Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Craven County, discharging the duties of "Entry Taker" of claims for lands in the County of Craven, by virtue of the Act of Assembly, known as the fourth section of the 42nd Chapter of the Acts of 1854-'55, entitled "An Act concerning Entries and Grants."

To the Surveyor of said County--Greeting:
     You are hereby required, as soon as may be, to Lay Off and Survey for
Anson H. BRITE a tract or parcel of Land, containing 100 acres, lying in the county aforesaid, adjoining his own lands & the lands of Willis I. RAWLS & others beginning at Christopher DAWSONs South East Corner of his 200 acre patent & running thence Eastwardly & southwardly along Anson H. BRIGHTs line to CARUTHERS line Westwardly to Henry TILLMANs line of his 100 acre patent thence along his line to his 150 acre patent line thence along said line to the beginning.
     Entered the 20 day of October A. D., 1860, observing the direction of the Act of Assembly in such case made and provided, for running out Lands.  Two just and fair plans of such survey, with proper certificate annexed to each, you are to transmit with this warrant, to the Secretary's office without delay.  Given under my hand, at Newbern, the 11 day of Decr A.D., 1860.
  
/s/ Wm. G. BRYAN Clk.

July 24, 1861 Sale of Slaves from John W. Rutter to Anson H. Brite (incomplete deed)

     Know all men by these presents  I John W. RUTTER of the county of Craven and state of North Carolina in consideration of ten thousand dollars to me in hand paid by Anson H. BRITE of said county and state have covenanted and agreed and by these presents do covenant and agree to and with the said Anson H. BRITE to convey to him all the real estate formerly owned by said Anson H. BRITE in Craven county and which said BRITE conveyed to me by deed dated the [blank] day of April A. D. 1861 and also the following slaves, to wit, Abby, Mary, Nerly, Isaac, Margaret & Elira which said BRITE conveyed to me in the deed aforesaid  in testimony whereof I do hereunto set my hand & seal this the 24th day of July A. D. 1861
   /s/
[blank]    (seal)

Witness:
   [blank]

Aug. 24, 1866 Land Entry for William H. Lewis

William H. LEWIS enters and claims 700 acres of land lying in Craven County on the South Side of Bay River and on the head of the South West prong of Trent Creek, beginning in CARUTHERS line at Eason FULSHER's upper Corner of his 300 pole line, runs with CARUTHERS line 400 poles,, thence North 60 degrees(?) West 300 poles, thence Northwardly or Eastwardly 400 poles & from thence to Eason FULSHERs NW Corner & thence to the beginning.  August 24, 1866

A copy from the entry book of Craven County.

Sept. 28, 1866 Request for Survey of Land for Anson H. Brite & Micajah Sawyer

No. 837
State of North Carolina}
   
  Craven County       }
     William G. BRYAN, Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Craven County, discharging the duties of "Entry Taker" of claims for lands in the County of Craven, by virtue of the Act of Assembly, known as the fourth section of the 42nd Chapter of the Acts of 1854-'55, entitled "An Act concerning Entries and Grants."

To the Surveyor of said County--Greeting:
     You are hereby required, as soon as may be, to Lay Off and Survey for Anson H. BRITE and Micajah SAWYER a tract or parcel of Land, containing four thousand acres, lying in the county aforesaid. On the North side of Neuse River between the head of Smith Creek & Trent Creek, beginning at the edge of the main road leading from Trent Creek to Smiths Creek in Daniel O'LEARY's line, running with O'LEARY line Northwardly and Eastwardly to Micajah SAWYER line, thence with his line to the main road leading to Brandy Creek, thence with the main road to Soloman ALEXANDERs line, thence with his line to Miles BROTHERS line, thence with his line to John ALEXANDERs line, thence with his line to George W. VINTERS (?) line , thence with his line to Samuel WHITEHURSTs line, thence with his line to O. S. DENNIS line, hence with his line to Gideon MORRIS's line, thence with his line to the line of the heirs of Gideon SPARROW, thence with their line to Hardy HOOKER's line, thence with his line to James MOZINGO's line, thence with his line Southwardly and Westwardly to the main roads and with the main roads to the beginning.
     Entered the 28th day of September A.D., 1866, observing the directions of the Act of the Assembly in such case made and provided for running out Lands.  Two just and fair plans of such survey, with proper certificate annexed to each, you are to transmit with this warrant, to the Secretary's office without delay.  Given under my hand, at Newbern, the 28th day of September AD., 1866.
   /s/
Wm. G. BRYAN AM

Oct. 17, 1866 Request for Survey of Land for Anson H. Brite

No. 840
State of North Carolina}   SS
   
  Craven County       }
     William G. BRYAN, Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Craven County, discharging the duties of "Entry Taker" of claims for lands in the County of Craven, by virtue of the Act of Assembly, known as the fourth section of the 42nd Chapter of the Acts of 1854-'55, entitled "An Act concerning Entries and Grants."

To the Surveyor of said County--Greeting:
     You are hereby required, as soon as may be, to Lay Off and Survey for
Anson H. BRITE a tract or parcel of Land, containing 2000 acres, lying in the county aforesaid, on the North Side of Neuse river between the head of Trent  Creek & Smith's Creek adjoining the lands of the heirs of Jhn. A. CRAVEN(?) and the lands of E. I. HUNTER & others.
     Entered the 17 day of Oct A. D., 1866, observing the direction of the Act of Assembly in such case made and provided, for running out Lands.  Two just and fair plans of such survey, with proper certificate annexed to each, you are to transmit with this warrant, to the Secretary's office without delay.  Given under my hand, at Newbern, the 17 day of October A.D., 1866.
    /s/ Wm. G. BRYAN AM

Sept. 5, 1867 Bill of Sale from John W. Rutter to Anson H. Brite

     This is to certify that I have this day sold unto Anson H. BRITE of the full and just sum of five hundred dollars, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the following articles of property, to wit: One horse one mule two carts and all of the farming Implements and all of the household and kitchen furniture, which property I purchased of the said Anson H. BRITE the 5th day of September A. D. 1867.
   /s/ John W. RUTTER    (seal)

   J. M. JOYNER                                                                                                         

March 25, 1868 Bankruptcy of Anson H. Brite

In the District Court of the United States for the Pamlico District of North Carolina       }
In the matter of Anson H. BRITE By whom a Petition for Adjudication of Bankruptcy}
was filed on the 25th day of March, A. D. 1868                                                           }   In Bankruptcy

At New Berne, in said District, this 25th day of March, A. D. 1868 before R. T. LEHMAN, Register

I the undersigned Register upon good proof before me taken, do find that the said Anson H. BRITE has become Bankrupt with the true intent and meaning of the Act of Congress entitled "An Act to Establish a Uniform System of Bankruptcy throughout the United States," approved March 2, 1867; and I do hereby declare and adjudge him a Bankrupt.
   /s/ R. T. LEHMAN, Register at Newberne, in said District, on the 25th day of March, A. D. 1868.

May 1, 1868 - John W. RUTTER appoints Anson H. BRITE Power of Attorney

     Know all men by these presents, that I, John W. RUTTER of the city of Portsmouth, in the State of Virginia have made constituted and appointed, and by these presents do make, constitute and appoint, and in my place and stead put and appoint Anson H. BRITE of the County of Craven in the State of North Carolina, my true  and lawful attorney, for me, and in my name, place and stead, to grant, bargain and sell all that tract, parcel  or piece of land lying and being in the County of Craven in the State of North Carolina, situated on or near the head of "Trent Creek", containing six hundred and fifty acres, and bounded by the lands of Sarah A. LEARY, L. D. BROUGHTON, Barney McCOTTER, the heirs of John W. RAWLS and others; and being the same tract of land which was conveyed to me by the said Anson H. BRITE, by deed of record in the Clerk's Office of Craven County, North Carolina, with all the appurtenances thereto belonging, and all  my estate, right, title and interest therein, unto such person or persons, and for such piece or pieces as he shall think proper, and also for me, and in my name, place and stead, and as my proper act and deed, to sign, seal, deliver and acknowledge all such deed or deeds of conveyance, as shall be necessary for the absolute granting and assigning of the premises unto the purchaser or purchasers in fee simple.  And also for me, and in my name, place and stead, to rent or lease said land, before mentioned and described; and also to trade or sell, or dispose of, as my said attorney shall deem best, all of my farming utensils upon said farm.  And also for me, and in my name, place and stead to sell or trade one horse, one mule, and two carts belonging to me, now on said farm in said County of Craven, in the State of North Carolina, and do make and pass all necessary acts of assignment, transfer bill of sale for the same:  And also for me, and in my name, place and stead to accept and receive all and every the sum or sums of money, or other consideration or considerations whatsoever, which shall be coming to me on account of the said sale or sales, whether from the real or personal property, and upon the receipt thereof, suitable aquittance or aquittances, and in my name, place and stead, to make seal and deliver , and generally giving and granting unto my said attorney, by these presents, my full and whole power and authority in and about the premises, to have use and take all lawful ways and means, in my name, for the purposes aforesaid.  And generally , all and every other act or acts, thing or things, in the law whatsoever needful and necessary to be done in and about the premises, for me and in my name, to do , execute and perform, as fully, largely and amply, to all intents and purposes, as I, myself, might or could do  if personally present.  Hereby notifying, allowing and holding for firm and effectual, all and whatsoever my said attorney shall lawfully do in and about the premises by virtue hereof.
    
In witness whereof, I have here unto set my hand and seal, the first day of May in the year 1868.
   /s/
John W. RUTTER (seal)

        State of Virginia      }
City of Portsmouth towne}
     I, Edward R. HUNTER a commissioner appointed by the Governor of the State of North Carolina  for the said State of Virginia, do certify that John W. RUTTER, whose name is signed to this writing above and hereto annexed bearing date on the first day of May in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty eight, personally appeared before me in said State of Virginia, to wit in the city aforesaid, and signed and sealed the same in my presence, and acknowledged the same before me in my State aforesaid, as his act (??) (??).
     Given under my hand and seal of office this first Day of May in the year 1868.
   /s/ E. R HUNTER
       
Commissioner of the State N. Carolina

Letter pertaining to above Power of Attorney

Portsmouth, Virginia
May 1st , 1868

Dear Sir,
     I have gotten up a power of attorney in ample form  & according to law.  For it would be no use of sending you a bogus one.  I couldn't get it no sooner for it had to be attested before a commission from N.C. before it could be of any value.  The cost of it is $6.00 - which you will please forward to me as soon as you can, for it shall if nothing happens take the degrees in the "Commandry" on or about the 15th or 20th  of this month & then I shall need the money.  You will please soon & let me know how things stands in Craven.  It appears that N.C. have ratified the new constitution.  I was speaking to Fred SAWYER & Arites(?) McPHERSON in market this A.M. & they said there was quite a number of the people in Camden voted for the constitution, but they seemed to have but little opinion of Machet TAYLORJas. FORBES, Evin OVERTON and several others voted for it in that section to vote for the constitution in Va. is prolonged by Gen. SCHOFIELD until Congress appropriates more money for the registration board & we don't know when the election will be here.  My little baby have been quite sick but is quite well at present.  I have been quite unwell several days  but I am getting better.  Sylvester POWERS's wife is dead & left a little baby a month old.  She was cooking over the fire and was takened very suddenly & died in a few minutes.  Shell BURTON is at work in the Navy Yard.  Times continues to be quite hard here.  Let me know how you made out with the dead, and give me outlines of the affair.  Give my respects too all inquiring friends, if any.  Nothing more.

Yours Truly,
  
J.W. RUTTER

June 23, 1868 Bankruptcy of Anson H. Brite

In the District Court of the United States for the Pamlico District of North Carolina}   Certificate of Exempted Property
                                    In the matter of Anson H. BRITE                                    }   Bankrupt

At New Berne, in said District, this 23rd day of June, A. D. 1868.
     The following is a Schedule of property designated and set apart to be retained by the Bankrupt aforesaid, as his own property, under the provision of the 14th Section of the Act of Congress entitled "An Act to Establish a Uniform System of Bankruptcy throughout the United State," approved March 2, 1867:

   1) Necessary household property and kitchen furniture, not exceeding $500 in value
   2) Property exempted by State laws

Household and kitchen furniture $75.00
500 lbs. Fodder $7.00  10 bbls corn $60.00 $67.00
wearing apparel, working boots, wheels, one pair ?, one loom, bible & testament & school books $25.00
One cow & calf, ten bushels of corn, 5 lbs. bacon, boots for one laborer, two beds & besteads & necessary clothing $25.00
Ten sheep, 2 sows & ten pigs, old bbl. pork, & one cow & calf $50.00

Given the day and date aforesaid
   R. T. LEHMAN  Reg.

Oct. 23, 1868 Notice that Bankrupt has Applied for Discharge

In the District Court of the United States, for the Pamlico District of North Carolina}
                        In the matter of  Anson H. BRITE in Bankruptcy                          }   Bankrupt

At New Berne, in said District, on the 23 day of Oct. 1868.
     Sir:  Take notice that a petition has been filed in said Court by Anson H. BRITE of Bay River in said District, duly declared a Bankrupt under the Act of Congress entitled "An act to establish a uniform system of Bankruptcy throughout the United States," approved March 2, 1867, for a discharge and certificate thereof from all his debts and other claims provable under said act, and that the 20 day of Nov next, at 10 o'clock A.M., before R. T. LEHMAN Esq., Register in Bankruptcy,  at New Bern N. C., is assigned for the hearing of the same, when and where you may attend and show cause, if any you have, why the prayer of said petition should not be granted.
   /s/ Cha. G. HIBBARD, Clerk of the District Court

To M_ Anson H. BRITE
Bay River, Craven Co., No. Ca.

Creditor of said Bankrupt

Dec. 29, 1868 Opposition to Bankruptcy Discharge

In the District Court of the United States, for the Pamlico District of North Carolina}
                          In the matter of  Anson H. BRITE in Bankruptcy                          }   In Bankruptcy

To the Hon. Geo. W. BROOKS, Judge of the District Court aforesaid:
A. MITCHELL Hon. of New Bern in the County of Craven and State of North Carolina, Creditors of Anson H. BRITE, the bankrupt aforesaid having proved debt against said bankrupts estate and having received notice of his petition for a discharge from his debts hereby oppose the granting of the discharge, and for the grounds of such opposition, file the following specifications

1st That said Bankrupt has concealed a part of his estate or effects by not surrendering the same and inserting them in his petition viz:  about six hundred and fifty acres of land on Bay River, in the County of Craven State of N. C. purchased by the Petitioner of Mr. William OWENS & Henrietta SPARROW in 1855 or 1856 and also one mule and one horse in said land which the undersigned is unable more particularly to describe

2 That said Anson H. BRITE, bankrupt has willfully sworn falsely in his affidavit to his Petition, and to Schedule B thereof in relation to a material part concerning his debts in this: that he in the affidavit annexed to schedule B annexed of said Petitioner, swear that said schedule contained a statement of all his assets assignable under the Act entitled "An Act to establish a uniform system of Bankruptcy throughout the United States" whereas in part as said Petitioner well knew he at the time of the filing of said Petition was the owner of a Certain tract of Land on Bay River in the County of Craven & State of North Carolina, by him purchased of William OWENS and Henrietta SPARROW in 1865 or 1866 Known as the JONES Land & one mule & one horse now on said land, and whereas neither said land nor said horse & mule were inserted  in said schedule in said Petitioner's Petition.  Dated at New Bern NC the 29th day of December A D 1868.

/s/ A MITCHELL, Crediters
Aug. S. LEHMAN, Secretary

     I Chas. HIBBARD, Clerk of the United States District Court for the Pamlico District of North Carolina, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true & faithful copy of the original on file in this office.  Witness my hand and the seal of said Court at office in New bern NC this the 8th day of January AD 1869.
   /s/ Ch. G. HIBBARD, Clk

Aug. 20, 1869 Chattle Mortgage between John W. & Esther Rutter to Anson H. & Martha Brite

     This Indenture made this 20th day of August A. D. 1869.  Between John W. RUTTER and Esther his wife of the County of Norfolk State of Virginia, Anson H. BRITE and Martha his wife of the County of Craven, State of North Carolina parties of the first part, and Thomas I. MITCHELL of the County of Craven State of North Carolina, party of the second part --- Witnesseth
     Whereas the said Anson H. BRITE one of the parties of the first part is justly indebted to the said Thomas I. MITCHELL in the sum of Four hundred Eighty dollars by them  (??)  sealed(?)  (?)  of   (?)  date(?) with this indenturement(?) and payable  (??)  (??) and  (??) years after date with interest from date, and references(?) being  (??)  had  (??) more fully appears - all of which he is honestly deserves to secure and pay now.  Therefore this indenture  (??)  (??).  That the said partner of the first part for the better securing to the  (??) intent and meaning thereof, and the further consideration of one dollar to them such in hand paid by the said MITCHELL before the sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is duly acknowledged have granted, bargained, and sold and conveyed and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said Thomas I. MITCHELL his heirs and assigns forever all that tract or parcel of land being and being situate in the County of Craven State of North Carolina on or near the head of "Trent Creek" formerly the property of Wilcox OWENS and Henrietta SPARROW, containing six hundred acres more or less and bounded by the lands of Sarah A. LEARY, L. D. BROUGHTON, Burney McCOTTER, the heirs of John W. RAWLS and others together with all the appurtenances thereto belonging to in any wise appertaining.
     To have and to hold unto him the said MITCHELL his heirs and assigns forever-- In trust  (??)  that if the said Anson H. BRITE his executors or assigns shall pay or cause to be paid unto the said MITCHELL his heirs executors or assigns the sums of money mentioned in the said promissory notes, and in the manner therein mentioned, that  (??)  (??)  presents and to  (??) and be null and void.  But if the said BRITE shall fail to make the payment of the money in the manner mentioned in the said notes that  (??) (??) and in that  (??) the said MITCHELL shall have proven to all at public auction to the highest bidder for cash the premises herein conveyed first advertising the  (??)  in three or more public places in the County of Craven for forty days and apply the proceeds to the payment of the said notes and the balance if any there be shall be promptly paid over to the said BRITE and assigns.
     In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this 20th day of August A. D. 1869

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of
   E. R. HUNTER, Commissioner of Deeds for the State of North Carolina

   /s/ John W. RUTTER   (seal)
   /s/ Esther E. RUTTER   (seal)
   /s/ A. H. BRITE   (seal)
   /s/ Martha [her x mark] BRITE   (seal)

New Bern, N.C.
Augt 20th 1869
   Three years after date, with interest from date, I promise to pay Thomas I. MITCHELL or order one hundred dollars.  Witness my hand and seal (corner torn off page where signature was)

  State of Virginia  }
City of Portsmouth}
     Be it remembered that on the 24 day of Aug A.D. 1869 before me E. R. HUNTER a Commissioner appointed by the Governor of North Carolina, in and for the State of Virginia to take the acknowledgment or proof of deeds for land lying in North Carolina, and the private examination of married women parties thereto, and duly sworn and qualified as Commissioner personally appeared.  John W. RUTTER and Esther E. RUTTER his wife, who reside in the State of Virginia, the grantors named in the annexed deed of conveyance, and the said deed being likewise produced and exhibited before me Commissioner is as aforesaid, the said John W. RUTTER and Esther E. RUTTER acknowledged the due execution thereof by them, as their act and deed. And thereupon the said Esther E. RUTTER being by me privately examined, separate and apart from her said husband, Touching her free consent in the execution of the said deed.  She on such her examination declared that she had executed the same freely, of her own will and accord, and without any force, coercion, or under influence of her said husband, or any other person and did tell voluntarily apart thereto.
     In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 24th day of August A. D. 1869.
/s/ E. R. HUNTER, Commissioner of Deeds for State of North Carolina

Craven County---In the Probate Court
     Be it remembered, that on this 15 day of October 1869, before the undersigned, Judge of Probate for said County, personally came Anson H. BRIGHT and Martha J. BRIGHT his wife, the person described in, and who signed the foregoing deed, and acknowledged the due execution thereof by them as their act and deed.  And thereupon the said Martha J. BRIGHT being by the undersigned privately examined separate and apart from her husband, touching her free consent in the execution thereof, doth declare, on such her examination, that she had executed the same freely, of her own free will and accord, and without any force, fear, or undue influence of her said husband or any other person, and did still voluntarily assent thereto.  Therefore let the said deed, with this certificate, be registered.
   /s/ J. E. WEST(?), Probate Judge

Presented October 16th A. D. 1869 at 10 A. M. for registration
   /s/ Jas. C. HARRISON, Register of Deeds

Registered in the Register's Office of Craven County N. C. in Book No. 70.  Pages 74, 75 & 76.
   /s/ Jas. C. HARRISON, Register of Deeds

1873 - received of Anson H. BRITE Two hundred & one 00/100. (??)  in full of Principal & Int. to date.
   /s/ Alex (or Abrm) MITCHELL

Dec 12th, 1873
     This Mortgage is fully paid and discharged by Anson H. BRITE to the undersigned
        /s/ A___ MITCHELL

Oct. 28, 1869 Bankruptcy of Anson H. Brite

No. 591
District Court of the United States, Pamlico District of North Carolina
     Whereas Anson H. BRITE of [blank] in the County of Craven and State of North Carolina, has been duly adjudged a bankrupt under the Act of Congress establishing a Uniform System of Bankruptcy throughout the United States and appears to have conformed to all the requirements of law in that behalf.  It is Therefore Ordered by the Court that the said Anson H. BRITE be forever discharged from all debts and claims which by said Act are made provable against his estate, and which existed on the twenty fifth day of March, 1868, on which day the petition for adjudication was filed by him, excepting such debts, if any, as are by said Act excepted from the operation of a discharge in Bankruptcy.  Given under my hand and seal of the Court, at the city of New Berne, in the said District, this 28th day of October A. D. 1869.
   /s/ George S. BROOKS, District Judge    (seal)

Filed this 28th day of October, 1869, at _____o'clock,

     I Chas. HIBBARD, Clerk of the District Court of the United States, for the Pamlico District of North Carolina, Do Hereby Certify, That the above is a true copy of the original Certificate of Discharge of Record, and on file in my office as such Clerk.  In Testimony Whereof, I have caused the Seal of the said Court to be hereunto affixed, at the City of New Berne, in the Pamlico District of North Carolina, this 28th day of October, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty nine, and of the Independence of the said United States, the ninety fourth
   /s/ Ch. HIBBARD, Clerk

Oct. 17, 1877 Receipt of Richard McCotter

Bayboro, N.C.
October 17th 1877
     Received of Richard McCOTTER three dollars & twenty cents for his part of the cost in the division of land.
        /s/ J. H. MILLER

Nov. 23, 1877 Deed from W.R. McCotter to Nathan Tetterton

     This Indenture made this 23 day of November in the year Eighteen hundred and Seventy Seven, between W. R. McCOTTER of the County of Pamlico and State of North Carolina of the first part and Nathan TETTERTON of the County and State aforesaid of the second part.  Witnesseth, that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Twenty Dollars  the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged has given granted bargained sold and conveyed to the said party of the second part a certain piece or parcel of land lying in the County and State aforesaid on the South West prong of Trent Creek described as follows.  Begins in the Back line 31 pole from a corner Beach Runs N 60 W 44 pole then S 21 W 44 pole then S 60 E 29 pole then to the beginning containing ten acres.  To have and to hold the same with the appurtenances thereunto belonging to Nathan TETTERTON the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns.  And the said party of the first part for the consideration aforesaid does hereby covenant and agree to warrant and defend the premises aforesaid to the said party of the second part his executors administrators and assigns against the claim of all (?) whatsoever.  In witness whereof the said party of the first part has hereunto set his hand and seal on the day and year above written.
  
/s/ W. R. McCOTTER    (seal)

Signed sealed & delivered in presence of
   John J. BRABBLE

State of North Carolina}   Probate Court
      Pamlico County     }    Nov 8th 1879
     Then was the deed and legal execution of the foregoing  (??) before me by his oath and examination of John J. BRABBLE subscribing witness thereto Let this deed and this certificate be registered.
   J. H. MILLER, Probate Judge

Registered in the Public Records of Pamlico County in Book No. 4 of Deeds Pages 22 & 23 Nov 22nd 1877.
   J. R. JEWELL

Mar. 20, 1878 Loan from W. R. McCotter to H. H. Dowdy

     On the first day of March next I promise to pay to H. H. DOWDY or order the sum of fifty dollars with Eight per cent interest from date as witness my hand and seal this the 20th day of March 1878.
   /s/ W. R. McCOTTER    (seal)

Credit by Nate $5.00                                                                           

Pade in fool

Jan. 4, 1893 Store Acct. of W.R. McCotter

1893 Jany 4
Mr. W. R. McCOTTER to C. H. FOWLER
   To amt yr a/c to note           40.78
   By cash & com & chk           6.77
                                              34.01
                                                9.75
                                              24.26

Please do something for me on yr a/c.  I am needy please try & pay me part & settle up book a/c by note or some way.
Truly yrs,
   C. H. FOWLER

Feb. 8, 1894 Chattle Mortgage between W.R. McCotter & M. Hahn Co.

     I, W. R. McCOTTER, of the County of Pamlico, in the State of North Carolina, am indebted to M. HAHN & Co., of Craven County, in said State, in the sum of Sixty 60/100 Dollars, for which they hold my note, to be due Nov. 15/94 and to secure the payment of the same I do hereby convey to them these articles of person property, to-wit:
     One Dk Bay Mare Mule about (4) four yrs old named "Jane" bought today of M. HAHN, SR. also my Eulin(?) crops that I raise this year 1894 on my own land in #2 Township said crops/consisting cotton, corn, fodder an any thing else I may cultivate.  Yr(?)  share(?)  is free from all encumbrances.
     But on this special trust:--That if I fail to pay said debt and interest on or before the 15 day of November 1894, then they may sell said property, or so much thereof as may be necessary, by Public Auction, for cash, first giving Twenty Days Notice at Three Public Places, and apply the proceeds of such sale to the discharge of said debt and interest on the same, and pay any surplus to me.  Given under my hand and seal this 8 day of February, 1894.
   /s/ W. R. McCOTTER    (seal)

Witness:
   M. HAHN

Filed for registration at 10 o'clock, AM February 13, 1894, and enrolled in the office of the Register of Deeds of Pamlico County, the 13 day of February 1894 in book No. 9, Page 390.
   /s/ T. D. PERKINS, Register of Deeds

Mar. 5, 1895 Chattle Mortgage between W.R. McCotter &

Merritt  Pamlico County, N.C.,  Mar 5 1895
     On or before the first day of July 1895, I promise to pay to the order of Bough Son's Co. Norfolk, Va. Seven 40/100 Dollars, with legal interest from maturity, without defalcation or offset, for value received.  And we, the drawer and guarantor, each hereby waive the benefit of our homestead exemption as to this debt; for the punctual payment whereof, I bind my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns.
     It is further agreed that the fertilizer, which is the consideration of this note, is bought without any guarantee on the part of Bough Son & Co or their agents as to results from its use.  Witness my hand and seal the day and date as above written.
   /s/ W. R. McCOTTER    (seal)

Witness Present:
   W. H. SAWYER

     I, W. R. McCOTTER of the county of Pamlico in the State of North Carolina, am indebted to Bough Sons & Co. Norfolk in the sum of Seven 40/100 Dollars, for which they hold my note, to be due on the 1st day of July 1895 and to secure the payment of the same, I do hereby convey to them these articles of personal property, to wit:  My entire crop of Potatoes, Cotton & Corn which I may raise or plant this year on the farm of 5 acres, owned by W. R. McCOTTER adjoining the lands of C. H. FOWLER & C. BRIGHT and others, in No. 2 Township, Merritt Post Office, together with other personal property, as follows [blank] all of which is free from encumbrance or lien.  This mortgage is given for supplies furnished for agricultural purposes, under an Act of Assembly of North Carolina, but on this special trust, that if I fail to pay said debt on or before the First day of July 1895, then they may seize and sell said property, or so much thereof as may be necessary, by public auction, for cash, first giving twenty days notice, at three public places, and apply the proceeds of such sale to the discharge of said debt and interest on the same, together with all costs, fees, and charges of collection, and pay surplus to me.  Given under my hand and seal, this 5th day of March 1895.
   /s/ W. R. McCOTTER    (seal)

Witness:
   W. H. SAWYER

Name Richard McCOTTER
Amount 7.40
When due Jul 1/95

Protest Waived

Credit on written note Five Dollars
July 2nd 1895

Feb. 26, 1898 Deed of Trust from W.R. McCotter to the Virginia-Carolina Chemical Co.

Trent P.O., Pamlico Co., N.C.
Feb 26, 1898
     On the [blank] day of [blank] 189[blank] I promise to pay to the order of the Virginia-Carolina Chemical Company, James G. Tinsley & Co. Branch, of Richmond, Virginia,  Thirty-six 25/100 Dollars, without defalcation of offset, for value received.  And we, the maker and guarantor, each hereby waive the benefit of Homestead Exemption as to this debt.  For the punctual payment whereof we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns.
     It is further agreed that the fertilizer, which is the consideration of this note, is nought without any guarantee on the part of the Virginia-Carolina Chemical Company, James G. Tinsley & Co. Branch, or their agents, as to results from its use.  Witness my hand and seal the day and year about written.
   /s/ W. R. McCOTTER

Witness Present:
   C. E. BRITE

Chattel Mortgage to Secure Money Note

     I, W. R. McCOTTER of the County of Pamlico in the State of North Carolina am indebted to The Virginia-Carolina Chemical Company, James G. Tinsley & Company Branch of Richmond, Virginia, in the sum of [blank] Dollars, for which they hold my note, to be due on the 15 day of Oct A. D. , 1868, and to secure the payment of the same, I do hereby convey to them these articles of personal property to-wit:- [blank] my entire crop of every kind and description that I may cultivate or have an interest in cultivating on my plantation near Trent or on any other lands in Pamlico County, during the year 189__ which will consist of about 15 acres in Cotton, Corn, Potatoes, etc.  I agree to deliver my crop to the Virginia-Carolina Chemical Company, James G. Tinsley & Co. Branch, or their order, to be by them sold or shipped for the benefit of this debt.  All the property and crops enumerated above the party of the first part represents to be his own, in his possession, free from all encumbrance claim or lien, and that he has not nor will not contract any account with the landlord whose land he cultivates. This mortgage is given for supplies furnished for agricultural purposes under Act of Assembly of North Carolina.
     But on this Special Trust, That if I fail to pay said debt and interest on or before the 15 day of Oct A. D. 1898 then they may sell said property, or so much thereof as may be necessary, by Public Auction for Cash, first giving twenty days' notice at three public places, and apply the proceeds of such sale to the discharge of said debt and interest on the same, and pay any surplus to me.  Given under may hand and seal this 26 day of Feb A. D. 1898.
   /s/ W. R. McCOTTER  (seal)

Witness:
   C. E. BRITE

Aug. 2, 1899 Chattle Mortgage between W.R. McCotter to M.E. Davenport

     I, W. R. McCOTTER of the County of Pamlico in the State of North Carolina am indebted to M. E. DAVENPORT of Pamlico County in said State, in the sum of Forty seven 50/100 $47.50 Dollars for which she hold my note, to be due on the 18th day of Dec A.D. 1899, and to secure the payment of the same I do hereby convey to her these articles of personal property, to-wit:
     One open buggy bought this day  M. E. DAVENPORT and 4 acres of cotton on my own land which is clear from all encumbrance what so ever but on this special trust, that if I fail to pay said debt and interest on or before the 18th day of Dec A.D. 1899, then she may sell said property, or so much thereof as may be necessary, by Public Auction for Cash, first giving twenty days notice at three public places, and apply the proceeds of such sale to the discharge of said debt and interest on the same, and pay any surplus to me.  Given under my hand and seal this the 2 day of August A.D. 1899.
   /s/ W. R. McCOTTER      (seal)

Witness:
   T. M. DAVENPORT                                                                                 

On or before the 18th day of Dec 1899, promise to pay to M. E. DAVENPORT or order, the sum of Forty Seven 50/100 $47.50 Dollars, with interest from date, at the rate of 6 per cent per annum until paid, for value received.  The interest to be due and payable at maturity.  This note is secured by Chattel Mortgage of even date.  Witness my hand and seal this 2 day of August 1899.
    /s/ W. R. McCOTTER      (seal)

Witness:
   T. M. DAVENPORT

North Carolina, Pamlico County
     The execution of the forgoing instrument was this day proven before me by T. M. DAVENPORT the witness.  Let the same with this certificate be registered.  Witness my hand and ______ seal, this 3 day of Aug 1899.
   /s/ J. R. RINI (?)

Filed for registration at 3 o'clock 1899 and enrolled in the office of the Register of Deeds of Pamlico County, the___ day of ____ 189__, in Book No. 14, Page 203.
   /s/ Alexander LEE, Register of Deeds

Received on the within note & mortgage $40.00/100 this the 12 day of Oct 1899.

Satisfied in full.  This Dec 22/99

Jan. 1, 1900 Deed from W.R. & Sarah E. McCotter to H.J. Kennedy

State of North Carolina}
      Pamlico County      }
     This indenture, made this 1st day of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand Nine (A. D. 1900), between W. R. McCOTTER and wife, Sarah E. McCOTTER of the County of Pamlico and State of North Carolina of the first part, and H. J. KENNEDY of the County of Pamlico , and State of North Carolina of the second part:
     Witnesseth, That the said party the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of $1000.00 one thousand Dollars in hand paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, has bargained and sold, conveyed and confirmed, and by these presents does bargain, sell, convey and confirm unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, forever, all the following described piece or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Pamlico #2 Township and known and designated as follows, viz: one tract of land adjoining the lands of Henry MOYE & W. R. McCOTTER and others.  Beginning at a stake on the River in L. D. BROUGHTONs line and runs with said line South 60 West 88 poles to the back line then with the back line South 24 West 22 poles to a gum tree then South 18 West 12 poles to a beach then South 44 West 31 poles then North 60 West 75 poles to a marked line in the Swamp then with said line North 21 East 20 poles to a footway near the high ground landing then with said footway to the creek run then with said run to the beginning the same being conveyed by Bill McCOTTERs wife to C. H. FOWLER by deed dated Decr 6th 1880 and recorded on Book 6 of deeds of Pamlico County pages 347 & 348 containing 27 acres more or less on other tract containing 40 acres more or less.  Beginning at a holly tree & runs South 27 West 75 poles to a corner between a gum & a beach then North 63 West 95 poles to the back line then with said line North 42 East 65 poles to a gum then North 18 East 12 poles to a sweet gum then South 63 East 82 poles to the beginning.  Same being described in a deed from C. H. FOWLER to W. T. CAHOON and known as the Miles WALSTON tract and recorded in Pamlico County records of deeds Book 5 Pages 494 & 495.  One other tract containing 50 acres more or less beginning at the side of Fork River at a cedar stake Levi CARAWAY's landing turning Southwardly along said CARRAWAY's line to a sweet gum in A. H. BRITEs line the Eastwardly along said line to its upper corner then Northwardly to the creek run then down the run to the beginning date Feby 7th 1882 recorded in Book 8 Pages 130, 131, 132 & 133.
     To have and to hold the same, together with all hereditaments and appurtenaces thereunto in anywise appertaining.  And the said W. R. McCOTTER & wife, party of the first part, does covenant with the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns as follows:  First, that they are the owners and lawfully seized of said premises;  Second:  that they have a good right to convey the same;  Third:  that the same is free from all encumbrances whatever;  Fourth:  that the party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, shall quietly enjoy the same, that they will warrant and defend the title to the same against all lawful claims.  Provided, Nevertheless, That if the said W. R. McCOTTER & wife Sarah of the first part, their heirs, executors and administrators, shall well and truly pay, or cause to be paid to the said H. J. KENNEDY & heirs, party of the second part & heirs, executors and administrators, or assigns, the sum of One Thousand Dollars, according to the condition of five certain bonds of even date herewith payable January 1st 1901 $200, January 1st 1902 $200, January 1st 1903 $200, January 1st 1904 $200, January 1st 1905 for $200 all bearing 6% int. from date of January 1st 1900 Then this deed to be null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect, But if default shall be made in the payment of the said bonds or the interest or any part thereof, at the time hereinbefore specified for the payment thereof.  Then the said party of the first part in such case does hereby authorize and fully empower the said party of the second part his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, to sell the said hereby granted premises at public outcry at the Court House door after first advertising the same in 4 public places in Pamlico County (if there is a paper published therein, and if none, then to advertise as Sheriffs, are required to advertise land sales under execution), and convey the same to the purchaser in fee-simple, and out of the moneys arising from such sale, to retain the principal and interest which shall then be due on the said bonds together with all costs and charges, including the ten percent, commissions, and pay the surplus (if any) to the said party of the first part, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns.
     In testimony whereof, The said party of the first part has hereunto set their hands and seals, the day and year first above written.
   /s/ W. R. McCOTTER   (seal)
   /s/ Sarah E. [her x mark] McCOTTER   (seal)

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of
   G. W. BRITE                                            

State of North Carolina, Pamlico County
     I, G. W. BRITE, a Justice of the Peace, de hereby certify that W. R. McCOTTER and Sarah E. McCOTTER his wife, personally appeared before me this day and acknowledged the due execution of the within deed of mortgage; and the said Sarah E. McCOTTER being by me privately examined, separate and apart from her said husband, touching her voluntary execution of the same, doth state that she signed the same freely and voluntarily, without fear or compulsion of her said husband or any other person, and that she doth still voluntarily assent thereto. Witness my hand and private seal, this 22 day of January A. D., 1900
   /s/ G. W. BRITE,  J.P. (Seal)

Paid in full this 5 Day Dec 1904

May 2, 1902 Chattle Mortgage between W.R. McCotter & M.E. Davenport

     I  W. R. McCOTTER of the County of Pamlico in the State of North Carolina am indebted to M. E. DAVENPORT of Pamlico County in said State, in the sum of Thirty $30.00 Dollars, for which she holds my note, to be due on the 1st day of November 1902, and to secure the payment of the same I do hereby convey to her these articles of personal property to-wit:
   One Bay Horse mule traded of M. E. DAVENPORT
   One Cow Red which is clear from all encumbrance whatsoever
     But on this special trust, that if I fail to pay said debt and interest on or before the 1st day of November A. D., 1902, then I may sell said property, or such thereof as may be necessary, by Public Auction for Cash, first giving twenty day's notice at three public places and apply the proceeds of such sale to the discharge of said debt and interest on same, and pay any surplus to me.  Given under my hands and seal this 2 day of May A. D., 1902.
   /s/ W. R. McCOTTER   (seal)

Witness:
   T. M. DAVENPORT

     On or before the 1st day of November 1902, I promise to pay to M. E. DAVENPORT or order, the sum of Thirty Dollars, with interest from date, at the rate of 6 per cent, per annum until paid, for value received.  The interest to be due and payable at maturity.  This note is secured by Chattel Mortgage of even date.  Witness my hand and seal this the 2 day of May 1902.
   /s/ W. R. McCOTTER

Witness:
   T. M. DAVENPORT

North Carolina, Pamlico County
     The execution of the foregoing instrument was this day proven before me by T. M. DAVENPORT the witness.  Let the same with this certificate be registered.  Witness my hand and seal, this 3 day of May 1902.
   /s/ J. R. RICE, Clerk

     Filed for registration at 10 o'clock a. m. May 3, 1902 and enrolled in the office of the Register of Deeds of Pamlico County, the [blank] Day of [blank], 190_, in Book No. 16, Page 117.
   /s/ Z. V. RAWLS, Register of Deeds

Register of Deeds with note & mortgage paid in full pleas cancil & oblige.  Nov the 11 1902

Dec. 19, 1903 Letter regarding an 1882 deed

Bayboro, NC - Dec 19, 1903

Mr. C. H. FOWLER
Stonewall NC

My Dear Sir:
     In response to your kind request by Jenkins a have carefully read the deed referred to in Book No. 8 Pages 130 & I find no exception whatever in the deed.  It is a warrant and defended deed and seems to have been properly executed and signed by the following parties  Viz:
Chas A RAWLS
Mary N. RAWLS
L. D. RAWLS
Matilda J. RAWLS
William H. LEWIS
Nancy A. LEWIS

     These parties gave this deed in Feb 7 1882 nearly twenty two years ago made to John H. DELAMAR, being the same land deeded to C.A. & L. D. RAWLS by John A JONES of Craven County on the 23 day of Nov. 1869 and received in this office in Book No. 1 Page 147 etc.

Hoping that this information may be of service to you and with kindest regards I beg to remain Your obedient servant,
   /s/ J. V.(?) RAWLS

To: Mr. Wm. R. McCOTTER
     Friend I herein send you the letter from the register of deeds all of the parties that signed the deed to J. H. DELAMAR so you can see that they made no exceptions whatever in their deed hope this will be all satisfactory.

Yours Truly,
   /s/ C. H. FOWLER

Personal Letters

June 1, 1869 Letter from J.W. Rutter to A.H. Brite
This letter has deteriorated completely in spots and along some fold lines because a piece of evergreen, as stated in the letter, was folded inside.  This is a one page letter, written on front and back.

Front
Portsmouth, Virginia
June 1st 1869

A. H. BRITE, Esq.
     Dear Sir I received your last communication some time ago.  And also a letter for mother which I have sent to her.  And I would have written sooner but was waiting for a letter from home so as they have none written to me, since I will write again.  I was very glad to hear you were all quite well.  We are all as well as usual.  My little Cornelia is very unwell from the affects of cutting teeth.  Well I presume we will have quite a time in Va. from now til July 6th  1869 when is the time set apart for the rejection or adoption of the New Constitution.  And I think there will quite a light political contest, but I think everything will pass off very quietly.  And also for a governor it is to be voted for, and other officers such as legislators &c.  I was on an excursion up to York Town Va. On Saturday 29th ulto, which was under the auspices of the Union Sailors and Soldiers _____________  the Grand Army of the Republic for the _____________ ___ating the Graves of those who fell in the ________________ Rimtoy's? cause ____  after arriving at the Wharf at ____________crowd? __inded their way to the Nature __________found about 2 1/2 Acres of land filled _____________________ at the end of each was a white slab _____________________and on it inscribed his rank name Reg ___________________of not Simply U. S. Soldier unknown _______________________ the same.

Back
after the _____________ delivered by Judge FOSTER & Rev. Dix BYRE and others the command was given to strow flowers and evergreen &c. over every grave and that there should be no distinction between the Blue & the Gray.  And it was handsomly performed and every grave was remembered with sweet fragrent flowers and emblem of that better part of man  that never dies.  Beside, around the flag Poal, in the center was strown lavashly with wreaths of gardinias and beautiful flowers - then we all repassed to some shady and pleasent spot where we pertook of the sweet meats and delicacies, which was so abundantly furnished, by the numerous Ladies for the occasion - after dinner was over we rambled from hill to ravean and took a survey of nature generally.  And especially the cave of old CORNWALLIS the British leader of the revolution, which he occupied until his surrender to our illusterous "WASHINGTON" which enclosed you will find some leaves of evergreen that grew not far from the cave - at 3 1/2 o'clock p.m. the steamer ____________ and we all embarked for home the steamer ___________ Ports Wharf. at. 8 o'clock P.M. and all _______________ pleased with such a delightful Trip______________________ rk here at present.  I will ______________________ long and give more news. So you ________________ and let me know how your Crop is _________________ _ove to all.

Yours Truly
   J. W. RUTTER

Misc. Documents

1870 Craven Co., NC Tax Receipt

No. 108
Craven County, N.C. Octo 29 1870   

Received of Susan McCOTTER State & County Taxes in full
Listed in 4 Township in the year 1870

State Taxes County Taxes Township School Taxes Total
08/100 Dollars ($.08) 17/100 Dollars ($.17) ---- $.25

John PATTERSON, Collector
$  25 cents   Per TINKER, Dep. Coll

Statement of Character [not dated but after 1872]

To Whom it May Concern:
     We the undersigned Citizens of Pamlico County would respectfully recommend W. R. McCOTTER to be of good moral character, temperate in his habbits and honest in his transactions so far as we are informed and believe.
   /s/ Festus MILLER
   /s/ C. W. MILLER
   /s/ J. T. COOPER
   /s/ C. E. BRITE
   /s/ W. H. SAWYER
   /s/ J. F. POWELL
   /s/ T. A. MOZINGO
   /s/ John LUPTON
   /s/ S. W. FEREBIE
   /s/ R. H. BAXTER
   /s/ C. H. FOWLER
   /s/ J. T. DAVENPORT
   /s/ John C. GATLIN

 

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James G. Silverthorne Bible

This Bible was large and hard to handle and the interior pages were not in good shape.
Copyright date, July 1st, 1886

Presented
To
J. G. Silverthorne
By
W. W. Silverthorne
1935

This Certifies
That W. W. Silverthorne, Sr.
of Whortonsville, N. C.
and Annie E. Sanders
of Whortonsville, N. C.
Were Joined Together By Me in the Bonds of Holy Matrimony
at the home of the bride on the 5th day of
January in the year of our Lord 1870

BIRTHS

Mary Brian Silverthorne Borned   Feb. 18th 1871
Frederick Silverthorne  Borned   Aug. 10th 1876
Samuel Lee Silverthorne  Borned   Nov. 7th 1880
Francis Virginia Silverthorne  Borned   June 4th 1886
James Gideon Silverthorne Borned   January 18th 1889
Nancye Emeline Silverthorne Borned   Sept. 5th 1891
William Washington Silverthorne, Jr.  Borned Oct. 18th 1896
Bessie & Jim married July 27, 1938  
W. W. Silverthorne, Sr. Borned April 27, 1847
Annie E. Silverthorne  Borned May 21, 1854

DEATHS

Francis Virginia Martin March 21st 1922
W. W. Silverthorne, Jr. June 1st 1927
Annie Elizabeth Silverthorne Aug. 12, 1948
Fred Silverthorne (7-10 o'clock/m) Died July 21, 1958
Mary Brown (Mollie) Silverthorne Mar. 28, 1961
Samuel Lee Silverthorne June 9, 1965
William W. Silverthorne Died Feb. 24, 1973
Neta Silverthorne Born April 15, 1889 Died Oct. 31, 1918

A piece of notebook paper was inserted in the Bible with the following written on it--

Hannah E. Silverthorne Borned Sept. 14, 1889
Hannah E. Silverthorne Died Jan.13, 1938 at 2.20 o'clock p.m.

Hannah & Alton Rawls children's ages
     Cecil M. Rawls Borned April. 1. 1909
     Vera A. Rawls Borned April. 25. 1911
     Rebert R. Rawls Borned Sept.21.1912
     Vernon B. Rawls Borned August. 5. 1913
     Daisy A. Rawls Borned March. 16. 1915
     Marie D. Rawls Borned Oct. 16, 1916

Neta Day Borned April 15, 1889
Neta Day Died Oct. 31, 1918

Neta & Jim Silverthorne children ages
     Rebert Leon Silverthorne Borned March 4, 1913
     Millie R. Silverthorne Borned Feb. 5, 1915

Hannah & Jim Silverthorne children ages
     Nellie V. Silverthorne Borned March 25, 1921
     James E. Silverthorne Borned May 11, 1922
     Frances I. Silverthorne Borned Sept. 26, 1923
     Frances I. Silverthorne Died Dec. 25, 1925
     Florence I. Silverthorne Borned Oct. 24, 1925

James E. Silverthorne married Jenna Mae McRae May 19, 1945

Bessie T. Rawls Borned Aug. 18, 1889

Obituaries

Delayed Birth Certificate

2007 McGowan/Sheppard