Abstracts of Wills and Deeds of Caswell Co. –Tait-Tate
J-185 dated 20 Nov?1790, proved 1796 Deed
Zephaniah Tate to Thomas Lloyd, both of Caswell, Deed, land in Caswell W. side of Tom’s Creek, small piece
Wit: Ezekiel Jones
Allen Tait? appears to be Tait
L-338 dated 11 March 1799 Deed
Zephaniah Tate to John Jones, both of Caswell, for $65,land in Caswell W. side of Tom’s Creek where Zephaniah’s line crosses the creek...Thos. Lloyd’s line..seven? acres.
Proved in Jan. Court 1808 by Zephaniah Tate
Wit: Robert Mitchell
B—275 Will of Waddy Tate dated 14 Jan. 1789, probated July Court, 1789
Wife Ann all my estate...to educate the children...during life or widowhood...estate then to be divided among my children, not named. See estate division.
Ex: Wife and Tyree Harris and son William when he arrives at 17 years.
Will Book B-331 Power of Attny. April Ct.1790
Anne Tate, Ex. of Waddy Tate, decd.,appoints John Ried,”my trusty friend” to go to Fairfax Co. in VA and recieve from Richard Simpson, Ez. of Moses Simpson, the legacy bequeathed to me by said Moses Simpson. dated 17 April 1790
Wit: Mary Simpson signed Ann Tate
C-29 (prob.Will Book, failed to copy) Power of Attny.
Ann Tate, widow of Waddy Tate appoints John Windsor attny to get legacy from Ex. of Moses Simpson of Fairfax Co.,VA...by his will...etc.
Deed J-172 Jan Court 1796,done July 1795
Division of the estate of Waddy Tate
1. Eda Tate
2. Simon Carlisle in right of wife Uphan, dau. of the decd.
3. Wm. Tate
4. Zedekiah Tate
5. Jesse Tate “drawn for”
6. Richard Tate “ “
7. Susannah Tate “ “
Caswell Court dated 27 Jan 1795 Indenture
Richard Tate bound by the Justices of the court to Hudson Brown....”art and mystery of a hatter”...until 21 years...Richard Tate, orphran now 18 years the last 9th Dec.
Deed Q-387 Jesse Tate of Smith Co. Tenn. to Jethro Brown of Caswell...29April 1809 for $200...land in CaswellCo. on Country Line Creek.....Fayetteville Road...Edney Tapscott’s line..H. Harden’s line....45 A.
Wit: Henry Poslon
Deed R-25 dated 2 Sept. 1811
Uzziah Tate of Caswell Co. NC being indebted to Nathaniel Gooch of Caswell...for $290....for this and other good causes grant all manner of goods and chattels...debts owed..etc,etc. apparently everything.
Abram Morton Registered in April Court 1813, it being shown that the
subscribing witnesses are no longer in the state Jesse
Carter and Elijah Graves swear that the witnesses names
are in their own handwriting and that Uzziah Tate’s
name is his own handwriting.
Deed Q 398 dated 15 Feb 1812 recorded April 1812
John T. Street of Williamson Co. Tenn appts trusty friend Zephaniah Tate of Caswell my attny in fact in and about the collection of my rateable part of the estate now in the hands of Ann Vincent...
Wit: Brice Collins
D. Jones (see below)
says proved in court by Richard Jones one of the subscribing Witt.
On 14 Oct 1816 Nathaniel Gooch was appointed Administrator of Zephaniah Tate, who died intestate, making bond with Alexander Wiley and William Graves for 10,000 pounds current money. A complete record of the inventory and sales , including accounts with merchants, etc. exists in Caswell Estate Records and makes fascinating reading if such things interest you.
C-392 Appraisement and division of the slaves of Zephaniah Tait decd.Nov. 1816-
One slave named Juba,described as a blacksmith, was sold to Isaac Griffey for $850
Brice Collins...Abel $615, Leah 400
Alexander Wiley...Simeon$608, Lucy $400
Lucinda Tait...Peter and Joe,$661...Milly.$400
Elizabeth Yancey...Sam and Kezza,$570, andCreasy $400
Fanny Tait......Gill and Lina $616, and Vilet $400
Nathaniel Gooch...Dorcas, Hannah and (illegible)$637, George $400
Deed R-439 dated 7 March 1817 The heirs of Zephaniah Tate decd, who died intestate, possessed of a tract of land in Caswell, his heirs all being of mature age did jointly and severally agree to offer said land to highest bidder on the premises at dwelling of said decd., which was done on 8 Nov last. Henry Tait was high bidder wherefore we Nathaniel Gooch and Patsey his wife, Alexander Wilie and Polly his wife, Brice Collins and Hulda his wife, Elizabeth Yancey,Fanny Tait, and Lucinda Tait, heirs and devisees of sd. decd., deed to Henry 560 A on the waters of Tom’s Creekfor $1632, $233.14 to each...
Hulda x Collins
Polly x Wiley
Elizabeth x Yancey
Frances x Tait
Lucinda x Tait (Henry, as shown in other receipts, was also one of the heirs)
(. Elizabeth was the widow of Thomas Yancey)