Forbes Family Deeds

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John FORBES to John Wilson, June 10, 1741
Beaufort Deed Book 2, p. 374

No. Carolina
To all to whom these presents shall come I John FORBES of Bath County in the province of North Carolina send Greetings
Know Ye that I the said John FORBES, for & in consideration of the sum of one hundred & twenty pounds, current money of North Carolina to me in hand paid at & before the unsealing & delivery of these presents by John WILSON of county & province aforesaid, the rec’t wherewith I do hereby acknowledge, have given granted bargained & sold alien’d enfeoffed conveyed & confirmed, and by these presents do fully freely absolutely give grant bargain sell alien enfeoff convey & confirm assign & set over unto the said John Wilson his heirs & assignees one hundred & fifty acres of land being one moiety or half of a tract of land containing three hundred acres lying in the County of Beaufort upon the So. Side of Tarr river and South Side of Mills’s Run, granted to me by patent dated the eleventh of March one thousand seven hundred & forty one. The said half or moiety to begin on the run next to the Cotentnea Path at a pine upon the run side, running back No. 10 E’t 150 pole to a pine, then E’t 10 NE 160 pole from thence No. 10 W’t 150 pole to the run, from thence to the first station.
To have and to hold the aforesaid parcel or tract of land together with all woods waters & rivers, with all profits commodities & hereditaments thereunto belonging or appertaining unto him the said John WILSON, his heirs assignees forever, and I the s’d John FORBES for myself my heirs ex’s adm’s covenant promise grant & agree to & with the said John WILSON his heirs Ex’rs adms’s & assignees in manner & form following, that is to say, that I the said John FORBES my heirs Ex’s adm’s the prebargained premises with the appurtenances & every part, & parcel thereof to the said John WILSON his heirs & assignees against all the manner of persons, whatsoever, shall & will warrant & defend, the quit rents reserved and made payable to his sacred Majesty & his (?) always excepted
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 10th day of June Anno Dom 1741
John FORBES {Seal}
Signed Sealed & delivered in presence of
J. BARROW
John (his mark) MILLS
Rich’d BARROW
June Court, 1741
John FORBES acknowledged the within deed to John WILSON ordered to be registered July 17th then Registered & ex’d by me Rob’t TURNER P.R Test, Rog’e JONES Cl Ct

Thomas Williams, Sheriff to Alexander Ross, April 11, 1754
Pitt Deed Book I, p. 380

This indenture made the 11th day of April in the year of our Lord 1754 Between Thomas WILLIAMS Esq’r. Sheriff of Beaufort County of the one part and Alexander ROSS of the Borough of Norfolk in Virginia Merchant of the other part. Whereas Benjamin FORBES, late of Beaufort County, afsd. merchant died possessed of the Two Tracts of land herein after Mentioned and whereas the said Alexander ROSS Lately in the General Court of No. Carolina did Recover against George SUGG and John HARDEE admr’s of the said Benjamin FORBES, decs’d. One Judgement for Thirty Six pounds and Two Shillings Virginia Currency of the value of Thirty Eight Pounds Ten Shillings and one penny proclamation Money Debt and Nine Pounds Three Shillings and Six pence Interest and five Pounds Seven Shillings and four pence like Money Costs of Suit upon which said judgment a Writ of Fieri facias Issued out of the same court returnable to next September Court and was Directed and Delivered to the said Sheriff in form of Law to be Executed which said Sheriff on the day and year afs’d. by Virtue of the said Writ hath entered into and upon the said Tracts of Land and Seized and taken the same as the Lands and Tenements of Benjamin FORBES Decs’d at that time in the possession of the said George SUGG and John HARDEE Admr’s of the said Decs’d and on the day and year Aforesaid the said Lands and Tenements were Appraised and Valued by four free holders Chosen by the parties to Value and Appraise the same To Witt William SPEIR, Joseph HARDEE, Shadrack ALLEN and Benjamin HODGES having been first sworn by John HARDEE one of the Magistrates of the said County who Appraised and Valued the Sd. Land and Tenements To Witt the Plantation whereon the said Benjamin FORBES did live Containing One Hundred Acres on the south side of Tar River, Beginning at the Mouth of Samuel TISONS Branch Runing up the said Branch to William HAM’S line thence along the said Ham’s line to the Deep Bottom thence down the Deep Bottom to the River Thence down the River to the first station being a tract of land granted to Cornelius TISON by Patent bearing Date the 21st Day of November Anno Domino 1739 and sold to the said Benjamin FORBES Decs’d by Moses TISON eldest son of the said Cornelius TISON Decs’d who Executed a Deed afors’d for the s’d Tract of Land to John HARDEE and George SUGG Admnr’s of the said Benjamin decs’d bearing date the 13th Day of April 1752 to enable the said admrs to pay the Debt of the said decs’d to forty three pounds proc. Money and also one other tract of Land on the North Side of Tar River in the County afs’d. containing four Hundred Acres Granted by Patent bearing date the (?) day of November 1738 to Walter KELLY and by him Bargained and sold to the said Benjamin FORBES in his Lifetime by Deed of Bargain and Sale bearing date the 16th day of September 1748 To Twenty Seven Pounds Ten Shillings Proc. Money which after the deduction of the Quit-Rents due on the said Lands Amounts to (?) 54 4 7 ½ Procl. Money. Now this Indenture witnesseth that the said Thomas WILLIAMS in Pursuance of the said Writ and by Virtue of the Act of Assembly in that case made and provided & for and in Consideration of One Pound Three Shillings and Eight pence ½ procl. Money to the said Thomas WILLIAMS by the said Alexander ROSS in hand paid hath Bargained and Sold unto the said Alexander ROSS the aforesaid Tracts of Land and Tenements and all the Estate Right Title and Interest of him the said Benj’a FORBES Decs’d. of in and to the aforesaid Tenements and Tracts of Lands. To Have and to hold the aforesaid Tracts of Land and Tenements unto the aforesaid Alexander ROSS his Heirs and assigns forever, In Witness whereof the said Thomas WILLIAMS hath hereunto put his hand and Seal the Day & Year first above written—
Seal’d & Del’d Thomas WILLIAMS {Seal}
In the Presence of January Court 1785
Thomas CLEMENT Order for Registration
Wy. ORMOND
38.10.9 Procl. Debt
9.3.6 Interest 4 years
5.7.4 Costs Att. Fees
1.3.8 ½ Cons.------
54.4.7 ½ Value of the Lands

Alexander Ross to Peter Rives, June 2, 1760
Beaufort Deed Book 3, p. 480 and 481

Know all men by these presents that I Alexander ROSS of the Borough of Norfolk in the Colony of Virginia for the consideration of the sum of thirty two pounds cur’t money of the said Colony to me in hand paid before the delivery of these presents by Peter RIVES of Sussex County in the Colony afos’d, the rec’t whereof I do hereby acknowledge have bargained Sold & Confirmed & by these presents do bargain Sell Alien & confirm unto the said Peter RIVES his heirs & assigns forever a parcel of land in Beaufort County in the province of North Carolina Containing 440 acres beginning at a white oak on the North bank of Tarr river, runing S. 25 W. 530 pole to a white oak the S’d river bank, then N 65 E. 540 pole to a gum on the edge of reedy branch, then N. 25 W. 280 pole to a pine stack in Benjamin POLLARDS field, thence to the first Station, being the land Granted to Walter KELLY by Patent dated the 17th day of November 1738 & by him Conveyed to Benjamin FORBES of said County & afterwards to wit the 11 day of April 1754 conveyed to me by Thomas WILLIAMS the then Sheriff of Beaufort County who by Virtue of fieri facias issued from the General Court of the province of North Carolina afs’d delivered & took the said land as the property of the said Benjamin FORBES & caused the same it to be appraised in due form of law.
To have and to hold the said tract of land with all the appurtenances woods waters profits commodities & hereditaments whatsoever thereto belonging unto the Peter RIVES his heirs & assigns as afd’d & I the said Alexander ROSS for myself my heirs Exers & admrs do covenant promise & Grant to & with the said Peter RIVES his heirs and assigns that at the time of the ensealing hereof I have good rights & lawful authority to convey & confirm the prebargained land as afs’d and the same shall & will warrant & forever defend against the lawful claims of all persons whatsoever, Quit rents & arrears of quit rents only excepted unto the said Peter RIVES his heirs & assigns forever.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this Second day of June Anno Dom: 1760. Alex. ROSS & a {Seal}
Sealed & delivered
In presence of
John SPEAR
John HALY BURTON
Beaufort County December Court 1760.
This deed was proved in open Court, Ordered to be registered. Alex. STEWART Cler:

Samuel Trus & Wife to John Kenedy, April 5, 1768
Pitt Deed Book D, p. 16

North Carolina. To all Christian people to whom these presents shall come Know ye that we Samuel TRUS and Mary his wife of Pitt County and province aforesaid planters for and in consideration of the sum of thirty pounds current money of the colony aforesaid to me in hand paid by KENEDY of the same county and province, planter before the ensealing and delivering of these presents the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge & myself therewith fully satisfied contented and paid and every part and parcel thereof do exonerate acquit and discharge the said John KENEDY his executors administrators & assigns forever by these presents have given granted bargained sold alienated & confirmed and by these presents does fully freely and absolutely give grant bargain sale and confirm unto the above said John KENEDY his heirs and assigns further one messuage or tract of land situated lying and being in Pitt County & province afores’d and on the south side of Hardees Run formerly called Mills Run beginning at a pine FORBES his corner thence running thence No to W’t down to the run thence up the run the various courses of the run to James QUARTERMUS his line thence the said line to John FORBES his back line thence the s’d back line to the first station containing 150 acres be the same more or less being part of a tract or parcel of land taken up by John FORBES his patent bearing date the 11th day of March in the year 1710 and willed to the said Samuel TRUSES wife by her Father John FORBES to have and to hold ye said bargained premises with all lands and woods and plantations houses orchards water and water courses and all manner of privileges with all ye appurtenances privileges and commodities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the said John KENEDY his heirs and assigns forever to him his and their proper use benefit & behoof forever and we ye s’d Samuel TRUS and Mary TRUS for ourselves our heirs executors admin’s do covenant promise and agree to and with ye said John KENEDY his heirs & assignees that before the sealing & delivering of these presents we are the true soles & lawful owners of ye above bargained premises & are lawfully secured & possessed of ye same in our own proper (?) full power & lawful authority to grant bargain sale convey and confirm ye said bargained premises in manner as above s’d and ye John KENEDY his heirs and assigns shall and may from time to time & at all times forever hereinafter by force & virtue of these presences lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy possess and enjoy ye said demised and bargained premises with all ye appurtenances and clear freely & clear acquitted exonerated & discharged from all manner of persons or others gifts grants bargains (?) leases mortgages wills entails (?) dowers and injunctions judgments executions encumbrances and extents, furthermore we ye said Samuel TRUS and Mary for ourselves our heirs executors administrators do covenant and engage the above demised premises to him ye said John KENEDY his heirs & assignees against ye claims or demands of any persons or whatsoever forever hereafter do warrant secure & defend In witness whereof we have herewith set our hands and seal this 5th day of April 1768.
Signed sealed & delivered in presence of us
Rich’d ALLEN
James J. (his mark) QUARTEMUS July Court 1768 Samuel Trus (his mark)
Ordered to be registered Mary Trus (her mark)

James J. Quaturmas to John Kennedy, April 6, 1768
Pitt Deed Book D, p. 157

North Carolina Pitt County
To all to whom these presents shall come greeting, Know ye that I James QUATERMAS of the province and County aforesaid Planter for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds proclamation money to me in hand paid before the ensealing and delivery of these presents by John KENNEDY Planter of the county and province aforesaid the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and myself fully satisfied and contented and thereof and every part and parcel thereof do exonerate acquit and discharge the said John KENNEDY his heirs executors or admin’s forever by these presents have given granted bargained sold alien’d convey’d and confirmed and by these presents do freely fully and absolutely give grant bargain and sell allien convey and confirm unto him the said John KENNEDY his heirs and assigns forever one messuage or parcel of land situated lying and being on the south side of Tar River in Pitt County North Carolina and on the south side of Hardee’s run formerly called Mills run beginning at a pine by the run side and runing south 10d east 150 to a pine then east 5d south 160 pole thence north 10d west to the run then up the various courses of the run to the first station containing by estimation 150 acres be the same more or less being part of a tract of land granted to John FORBES as by pattent bearing date 11th March 1740 more fully assigns to have and to hold the said bargained premises with all lands singular the houses gardens orchards woods waters waters courses profits advantages heirediterements rights privileges and appurtenances whatsoever to the said land belonging to or in any wise appertaining to him the said John KENNEDY his heirs and assigns forever to his and heirs only proper use benefit and behoof excepting and reserving only the use of one log house to Hannah NORTHING, during her natural life and no longer and I the said James QUATURMAS for me my heirs executors or admin’rs do covenant promise and declare to and with the said John KENNEDY his heirs and assigns that before the ensealing and delivery of these presents I am the true sole and lawful owner of the above bargained premise and am fully seized and possessed of the same in my own proper right as a good perfect and absolute estate of inheritance in fee simple and have in myself good right full power and lawfull authority to bargain sell convey and confirm the said bargained premises in manner as aforesaid and that then said John KENNEDY his heirs and assignees shall and may from time to time and at all times forever hereafter by force and virtue of these presents lawfully peaceably and quietly have hold and occupy possess and enjoy the said demised-and bargained promises with the appurtenances free and clear and freely and clearly acquitted exonerated and discharged of and from all and all manner of forms gifts grants bargains suits leases will mortgage entails junctions divorce judgments executions incumbrances and and extents furthermore I the said James QUATURMAS for me my heirs executors, admin’s do covenant and engage the above demised premises to him the said John KENNEDY his heirs and assigns against the lawful claim or demands of any person or persons whatsoever forever hereafter to warrant and defend in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty eight.
Signed Sealed and delivered
In presence of us
John SEFSLIS James (his mark) QUATURMAS {Seal}
Richard EVANS
April Court 1771 Ordered to be registered before the signing and delivery of these presents a small piece of land is excepted which the land now belonging to Richard EVANS taken in his survey and John KENNEDY to pay the quitrents now due and hereinafter to be due witness John EVANS. The woods by the run side and of the run (?) and delivery and (?) before signed.

Arthur Forbes to William Baldwin, February 21, 1772
Pitt Deed Book E, p. 66

North Carolina Pitt County
This indenture made between Arthur FORBES of the county aforesaid, planter and William BALDWIN of the same county Taylor, wittnesseth that the s’d Arthur FORBES for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and Twenty four Pounds proclamation money to him in hand paid before the Ensealing and Delivery of these presents, by the Said William BALDWIN well and truly contented and paid. Whereof the said Arthur FORBES doth hereby acknowledge the receipt and thereof and of every part thereof, doth clearly acquit, Exonerate and Discharge the s’d William BALDWIN his heirs & exec’rs adm.’rs and every of them forever, by these presents, hath granted bargained and sold and by the presents, doth grant bargain and sell to the said William BALDWIN, a Certain Tract or parcel of land lying and being in Pitt County on the South Side of Tarr River Begining on William HAMS Upper Corner, of his Back line runing So. 60 Wt 300 pole to a pine on the So. Side of a meadow then So. 30 East 267 pole, to a White Oak (?) No. 60 East 300 pole to a pine one of William HAMS Line (?) thence w’th Hams line to the beginning containing five Hundred Acres, It, being by a patent granted to John FORBES the 20th April 1745 To Have and to Hold, the said Will’m BALDWIN, his heirs and assigns forever, and the s’d Arthur FORBES and his heirs the s’d tract of land together with all Houses Building Orchards gardens ways waters wood under woods Swamps marshes meadows low grounds Profits Commodities advantages Hereditaments whatsoever to the Same Belonging, or in any Wise appertaining thereunto will Warrant and forever Defend to the s’d Will’m, Baldwin and his heirs and his assigns forever. An furthermore the s’d Arthur FORBES, For himself his heirs Exec’ors Adm’sor doth by these presents agree to and with the said Will’m BALDWIN his heirs and assigns that he the Will’m BALDWIN his heirs and assignees shall and may hereafter have hold use occupy possess and enjoy the said granted and bargained premises and appurtenances of any any kind whatever to the same belonging without any hindrance or molestation whatever of him the said Arthur FORBES, his heirs exec’rs or adm’rs or any other persons claiming a right by form or under him and who that the same in every part and parcel therefore are free and clear from all (?) gifts grants Leases Mortgages Debts Dowrys or other Incumbrances whatsoever. Furthermore the said Arthur FORBES shall warrant and forever defend as afores’d the above bargained premises. In witness whereof the said Arthur FORBES Hath hereunto set his hand & seal this 21st day of February Anno Domini 1772
Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of Arthur FORBES {Seal}
Henry ELLIS
Benj’n ELLIS
Benj’n SMITH
July Court 1772 Ordered to be Registered

Ann Shannon to Arthur Forbes, October 26, 1772
Pitt Deed Book E, p. 120

This Indenture made this twenty sixth day of October in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and seventy two between Ann SHANNON of Pitt County & province of North Carolina of the one part and Arthur FORBES of the same county and province afore’d Son of the S’d Ann SHANNON of the other part. Witnesseth that s’d Ann SHANNON for and consideration of the natural love and affection she hath and beareth unto the s’d Arthur FORBES, and for the Better maintenance and livelihood of him the s’d Arthur hath given granted aliened enfeoffed and confirmed and by these presents, doth give grant alien and confirm unto the s’d Arthur FORBES, his heirs and assigns, all that messuaged Tract or parcel of land I, now live on, containing two hundred and twenty acres, with all and singular and appurtenances thereunto belonging also a horse a feather bed and furniture. To hold the s’d land with all houses orchards and every commodity hereunto belonging to the only proper use of and I behoof of him the s’d Arthur FORBES his heirs and assigns forever, and the s’d Ann SHANNON for herself her heirs executors administrators doth covenant forever to and agreed grant to and with the said Arthur FORBES his heirs and assigns, by these presents that he the said Arthur FORBES his heirs and assigns, shall and lawfully & may from henceforth forever, hereafter peaceably and quietly, have hold and occupy possess and enjoy, the s’d messuage or tenement, lands and premises above mentioned free from any Incumbrances whatsoever had made committed done or suffered or to be made by her the said Ann SHANNON, her heirs executors administrators, or any other person or persons, lawfully claiming or to claim by from or under for them or any after made In witness whereof I have sett my hand and affixed my seal the Day and year above written
Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of Ann M (her mark) SHANNON
James LANIER Octob’er Court 1778 Ordered to be Registered
Will’l LANIER
Allen SUGG

William Baldwin to Mary Hart, January 5, 1778
Pitt Deed Book F, P. 385

To all people to whom this present Writing shall come, I William BALDWIN of the County of Pitt in the State of No. Carolina send greeting. Know ye that I the said William BALDWIN for and in consideration of the sum of ten shillings as well as for & in consideration of the love good will and affection that I bear unto my Daughter Mary HART, wife of Watkins HART and for diverse other good causes and considerations are hereunto moving. Have given granted and by these do fully and absolutely give grant and confirm unto the said Mary HEART one hundred acres of land more of less, lying and being in the county of Pitt and Province aforesaid. Begining at a pine in ELLIS’s Line, and runs South 60’ West 128 poles along the line that divides the land that I bought of Arthur FORBES and the land that Nathaniel LANIER now lives on then N 30’W 128 poles then N. 60 E 128 poles then to the Begining. Being part of a tract of land granted to Jno. FORBES by Deed bearing date the 20th of April 1745.----To have and to hold the above one hundred acres of land, together with all the woods underwoods timber of timber trees water and water courses and all other privileges, commodities of (?) thereunto belonging to the said Mary HART, her heirs & assigns forever to her and (?(?)(?) of behoof forever, without any kind of challenge or demand of me the said Wm BALDWIN my heirs or assignees or any other (?) for me or in my name. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifth day of January 1778
Signed Sealed & Delivered in presence of Wm BALDWIN {Seal}
Robt GRIMMER
Cornelius & Moses TYSON
January Court 1778 The (?) for and in (?) to be (?) before Enselaing & Delivery Ordered to be Registered

N.C. Grant to Joseph FORBES, July 1, 1779
Pitt Grant Book G p. 39

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA No. 1
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, GREETING.
KNOW YE, That We, for and in Consideration of the Sum of Fifty Shillings for every Hundred Acres hereby granted, paid into our Treasury by Joseph FORBES have Given and Granted, and by these presents do Give and Grant unto the said Joseph FORBES a Tract of Land, containing one hundred and fifty acres, lying and being in our County of Pitt on the South side of Tarr River. Beginning at a gum on the River bank Richard EVANS corner tree thence with Evans & TISON, lines south twenty three degrees west one hundred and ninety two pole, to a red oak by the side of a branch thence west crossing a (?) one hundred & eighteen poles to a stake in his own line near the side of the Marsh thence with his line North twenty five degrees East three hundred & ten pole, to a red oak on the river bank his own corner tree thence down the river to the first station
As by the Plat hereunto annexed doth appear; together with all Woods, Waters, Mines, Minerals, Hereditaments, and Appurtenances, to the said Land belonging or appertaining: To hold to the said Joseph FORBES and assigns, for ever. Yielding and Paying to us such Sums of Money yearly, or otherwise, as our General Assembly from Time to Time may direct. PROVIDED ALWAYS, That the said Joseph FORBES shall cause this Grant to be registered in the Register’s Office of our said County of Pitt within Twelve Months from Date hereof, otherwise the same shall be void and of no Effect.
IN TESTIMONY whereof, we have caused our Great Seal to be hereunto affixed. WITNESS RICHARD CASWELL, Esquire, our Governor, Captain-General, and Commander in Chief, at Kingston, the first Day of July in the third Year of our Independence and in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Nine
By his Exe command Rd Caswell,
J Glasgow Sec Recorded in (?) Office
Registered June 3 1780 Wm Thigpen
John Simpson Register
Geo. Evans (?) CC Zachariah Allen Benjn Smith

Joseph Forbes to Clemon Forbes, January 27, 1782
Pitt Deed Book I, p. 60

This Indenture made this Twenty Seventh Day of January One thousand Seven hundred & Eighty Two between Joseph FORBES of the state of North Carolina & County of Pitt of the One part & Clemon FORBES of the State & County afs’d of the Other part Witnesseth that for & in consideration of the Sum of Twenty five pounds Specia to me in hand paid by the S’d Clemont FORBES the Receipt whereof I hereby fully Acknowledge Myself fully satisfied & contented hath given Granted Bargained & sold unto the s’d Clemont FORBES his heirs & assigns forever a certain tract or parcell of land situated Lying & being in the State & County Afs’d. Beginning at an Oak in the Dividing Line Between the S’d Joseph FORBES & Clemon FORBES Running North 32 E’t 66 (?) poles to a hickory Under the hill then So 34 Et 24 poles to an Gum then So 30 W’t 46 pole to an Oak then So 45 E’t Twenty Two poles to an Oak then So Thirty degrees west one hundred & two pole to an Oak then to the Beginning Containing by Estimation Twenty five Acres To have & to have & to hold the Afs’d Granted Land with all & singular the Rights Titles & And Claims thereunto Belonging to the S’d Clemon FORBES & his heirs forever and I the s’d Joseph FORBES for myself my heirs Exr’ts & Ad’mrs do Covenant to & With the S’d Clemon FORBES And his heirs forever that he the S’d Clemon FORBES Shall & may forever hold use Occupy And Enjoy the befor Granted Land & premises Tenements to his proper use & behoof and I further bind myself my heirs Exc’trs & Adm. To warrant & defend the S’d Land against the Lawfull Claim of all & all Manner of persons In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand seal the day & year first Above Written
Signed Sealed & Delivered
In Presents off Joseph (his mark) FORBES {Seal}
Ge’o FALCONER
Cornelius TISON
January Court 1783 Order for Registration

Clement Forbes to George Falconer, November 12, 1782
Pitt Deed Book I, p. 195

Know all Men by these Presents that I Clement FORBES of the State of North Carolina and County of Pitt planter for and In Consideration of the Sum of Fifty Pounds in Spanish Mill’d Dollars to me in hand paid by George FALCONER of the State and County Afs’d In holder the receipt whereof I do hereby Acknowledged myself therewith fully satisfied paid and Contented have Bargained sold enfeoff sett over Conveyed and Confirmed and by these presents doth Bargain Sell Enfeoff Sell sett over Convey and confirm unto the S’d George FALCONER One Lott Consisting of one half Acres of Land Situated in the Town of Martinborough the County Afs’d being Mark’d and Numbered in the Plan of the said Town Forty Nine which Lott joins Tarr River To have and to Hold the afs’d half Acre Lott of land unto him the S’d George FALCONER his Heirs and Assigns forever and that I the S’d Clement FORBES for me my Heirs do Hereby Covenant and agree to and with the S’d George FALCONER his Heirs and Assigns that I am the sole and lawful Proprietor of the Premises afs’d and that I have good Right and Lawfull authority to fill the forms in manner & form Afs’d and that the Said Land and premises is Clear and free from all Ventures, Dowers and all other Incumbrances Whatsoever and I the S’d Clement FORBES for me my Heirs Ext’s and Adm’s Doth covenant and Agree to and with the S’d George FALCONER his heirs and Assigns to Warrant Secure & Defend the above granted land and Premises with the Appurtenances unto him the S’d George FALCONER his Heirs and Assigns against the lawfull Claim or Claims of any Person or Persons whatsoever In witness whereof I have hereunto fix my hand and Seal this 12th Day of November and Anno Domini 1782
Signed Seal’d & Del’d Clement FORBES (Seal)
In presence of
Geo EVANS
CORNELIUS TISON
October 1783 Court Order for Registration

John Ross Appoints Attorney, September 5, 1784
Pitt Deed Book I, p.379

Know all Men by These presents that I John ROSS of the Borough of Norfolk and State of Virginia, was Seized in fee of and in a Certain piece or parcel of Land Situate lying and beginning in the County of Pitt in the Sate of North Carolina Containing One Hundred Acres more or less which Land was the property of Benj’a FORBES and in consequence of a Debt due from the said Benjamin FORBES to my Late Father Alexander ROSS of the Borough and State aforesaid was by Virtue of the Laws of that State and Judgement and Execution thereon had set over and assigned to the said Alexander ROSS as his Right Title and Absolute Estate in fee and from The said Alexander ROSS Descended to me now or late in the possession of a Certain Nathaniel LANIER, Now know ye that I the said John ROSS have made Constituted and appointed Francis Tarrant my trusted Lawfull Attorney for me and in my name to sell and Dispose of the said Land and Premises in fee Simple for such sum or sums of Money or to such person or persons as he shall think fit and Convenient and also for me and in my Name to Seal Execute and Deliver Such Deeds Conveyances Bargains and Sales for the Absolute Sale & Disposal thereof or of any part thereof with such Clauses Covenants and Agreements to be Therein Contained as he shall think fit and Expedient hereby Ratifying Confirming and Allowing all such Deeds Conveyances Bargains or Sales which shall at any time Thereafter be Sealed & Executed by my Said Attorney Touching or Concerning the Premises In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the 5th Day of September 1784-
Sign’d Seal’d & Del’d
In Presences of John ROSS {Seal}
Rd. E. LEE
Robert BARROW
Test Geo. FALCONER
January Court 1785 Order for Registration

John Ross to Henry Ellis, December 14, 1784
Pitt Deed Book I, p. 376

This Indenture made this fourteenth day of December in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty four Between Frances TURRENT Attorney in part for John ROSS of the State of Virginia and Borough of Norfolk of the One part and Henry ELLIS of the State of North Carolina & County of Pitt of the other part Witnesseth, that the said Frances TARRANT attr. for Sd. ROSS for and in Consideration of the Sum of One hundred pounds Specia to him in hand paid the Receipt Whereof is hereby Acknowledged, he the Sd. Francis TURANT As Attorney for Sd. John ROSS hath Granted Bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant Bargain and sell unto the Sd. Henry ELLIS his heirs and assigns, all that Tract or parcell of Land Situate Lying and Being in the County of Pitt and State of North Carolina Containing One Hundred Acres more or less which land was formerly the property of Benjamin FORBES and Executed to Satisfy a judgment Obtained by Alexander ROSS against the Sd. FORBES Which Land Descended to him the Sd. John ROSS as heir at Law of the Sd. Alexander and is Bounded as follows Viz. Begining at the Mouth of Sam’l. TISONS branch. Running up the said Branch to William HAMS Line Now the property of Henry ELLIS thence Along the Sd. Line to the Deep bottom thence down the Deep bottom to the River thence down the River to the first Station and also all Houses, Orchards, Trees, Woods, underwoods, Ways Water and Water Courses profits Commodities Advantages Hereditaments and Appurtenances Whatsoever to the said piece or parcel of Land above Mentioned, belonging or in any wise appertaining and the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders, Rents, Issues and profits and of every part and parcel thereof & all the Estate, Right, Title, Interest claim and Demand whatsoever of him the said John ROSS of in and to the said Land and Premises and of every part and parcel thereof To Have and to Hold the said piece or parcel of Land and all and Singular other the Premises above Mentioned and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances unto the said Henry ELLIS his Heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoofs of the said Henry ELLIS his heirs and assigns forever and the said Francis TARRENT as attorney for the said John ROSS the said Land and premises above Mentioned and every part thereof against him the Said John ROSS and his Heirs to the said Henry ELLIS will forever Warrant and Defend by these Presents. In witness whereof he said Francis TARRENT Attorney Legally Authorized and Appointed for the above Mentioned purposes have hereunto set his hand and seal the Day and year first above Written---
Sign’d Seal’d & Acknowledged Francis TARRANT (?)
In Presence of –
Geo. FALCONER
John KENNEDY Jun’r
Oliver TUTON
January Court 1785 Order for Registration

Henry Ellis to John Forbes, November 13, 1785
Pitt Deed Book L, p. 90

This Indenture made the 13th day of November in the year of our Lord 1785 Between Henry ELLIS of the State of No. Carolina and County of Pitt planter of the One part and John FORBES said County planter of the other part, Witnesseth for And in consideration of the Sum of fifty pounds by the said John FORBES to the said Henry ELLIS in hand paid the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged the said Henry ELLIS hath given granted bargained and Sold and by these presents doth give grant bargain Sell enfeoff convey and confirm to the said John FORBES his heirs & assigns a Tract or parcel of land Situated and in manner following Viz & Beginning at Sam’s branch where the Main Road crosses the said branch then running with the main road 118 poles to a Hickory then So. 40 d Wt 174 poles to a small oak Sapling So 40 d Et 136 poles to a white oak on the main prong of Sam’s Branch then the Course of the branch to the first Station containing one hundred and forty eight acres more or less which land was formerly the property of William HAM and by him conveyed to John WILLIAMS and by John WILLIAMS a gift to Joel WILLIAMS and by Joel WILLIAMS to Henry ELLIS and by me the said Henry ELLIS conveyed to John FORBES by these presents To have and to hold the aforesaid one hundred and forty eight acres of land together with all houses Orchards, woods, waters profits commodities and hereditaments then belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the said John FORBES his heirs and assigns forever and I the said Henry ELLIS for myself my heirs Extrs and Adms do covenant promise and agree to and with the said John FORBES that the said land hereby bargained Sold is free from all Incumbrances and I do warrant and defend the same unto the said John FORBES his heirs and assigns forever. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day and year before written
Signed Seal’d & deli’d Henry ELLIS {Seal}
In presence of
Arthur FORBES
Jno. H. SIMPSON
Clement FORBES
July Court 1786 Ordered for Registration


Joseph Forbes to Arthur Forbes, November 22, 1785
Pitt Deed Book L, p. 83

This indenture made this 22nd day of November in the year of our Lord 1785 between Joseph FORBES of the state of No. Carolina and County of Pitt planter of the one part and Arthur FORBES of said County of the other part witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred pounds in specie in hand by the said Arthur FORBES the receipt t whereof is fully acknowledged the said Joseph FORBES hath given granted bargained and by these presents doth give grant bargain sell enfeof convey and confirm unto the said Arthur FORBES his heirs and assigns a tract or parcel of land on North side of Tar River. Beginning on the river at a gum running So. 23 d Wt 226 poles to an Oak on the (?) then W 118 poles then So. 146 poles to a pine the old corner fence then No. 65 d Wt 220 poles to the Division line then Et Est to Clemonts FORBES line then No. 65d Est & to the (?) of his fence then the various courses of said fence to the division line again then No. 31d East to the (?) to a Hickory then the meanders of the River to the first station containing six hundred acres more or less. Land was enter’d by John FORBES and will’d his son Joseph and convey’d to Arthur FORBES by these presents. To have and to hold, the aforesaid six hundred acres of land together with all houses orchards woods waters profits commodities and hereditaments unto belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the (?)Arthur FORBES his heirs and assigns forever and I the said Joseph FORBES for myself my heirs extrs admis do warrant promise and agree to and with the said Arthur FORBES that the said land hereby bargained & sold is free from all incumbrances and I do warrant now and defend the same unto the said Arthur FORBES his heirs and assigns forever. In witness hereof have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and y ear before written
Signed Seal’d & Del’d
In presence of us Joseph (his mark) FORBES (Seal}
John VINES
Needham WARD
Ann (her mark) SHANNON
July Court 1786 Ordered for Registration

John Vines to Joseph Forbes, November 22, 1785
Pitt Deed Book L, p. 34

This indenture made 22 day of November in the year of our Lord 1785 between John VINES of the Sate of North Carolina and County of Pitt planter of the one part and Joseph FORBES of said County planter of the other part witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of Too hundred pounds (?) by the said Joseph FORBES to the said John VINES in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby fully acknowledged the said John VINES hath given granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth give grant bargain and sell enfeof convey and confirm unto the said Joseph FORBES his heirs and assigns a tract or parcel of land on the North side of Contentnea Creek Beginning at a sweet gum Thomas DAVIS’S corner then running No. 164 poles then Est. 278 poles to a pine then So 38 d Est 54 poles then So 34 poles to a small branch then the various courses of said branch to the creek run then the various course of the said creek to the first station containing three hundred and thirty acres more or less. To have and to hold the aforesaid three hundred and thirty acres of land with all houses orchards woods waters profits commodities and hereditaments thereunto belonging or in any wise appurtaining to him the said Joseph FORBES his heirs and assigns forever and I the said John VINES for myself my heirs Ext Adms do covenant promise and agree to and with the said Joseph FORBES that the said land hereby bargained and sold is free from all incumbrances and I do warrant secure and defend the same unto the said Joseph FORBES his heirs & assigns forever. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year before written---
Signed Seal’d & Deld
In presence of John VINES {Seal}
Arthur FORBES
Needham WARD
Dinah (her mark) FORBES
January Court 1786 Order for Registration

Arthur Forbes to Clemont Forbes, December 9, 1785
Pitt Deed Book L, p. 48

This Indenture Made this 9th day of Dec In the Year of our Lord 1785. Between Arthur FORBES State of North Carolina and County of Pitt of the one part Clemont FORBES of the other part. Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the Sum of One hundred and fifty pounds by the said Clemont FORBES to the said Arthur FORBES in hand the Receipt whereof is hereby fully acknowledged the said Arthur FORBES hath given granted bargained and Sold and by these presents doth give grant bargain Sell enfeof Convey and confirm to the said Clemont FORBES his heirs and assigns a Tract or parcel of land on the South Side of Tar River. Beginning in the swamp land at a small Oak then Runing No. 31 d Est 181 poles to the river a hickory then down the River 89 poles to a Sowers Wood then 31 d Wt to the Swamp then Courses of said swamp to the Beginning Containing One hundred Acres To have and to hold the aforesaid One hundred Acres of Land with all Houses Orchards Woods Waters profits Commodities and Hereditaments thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the said Clemont FORBES his heirs and assigns forever. And I the said Arthur FORBES for my Heirs Exrs Admrs do Covenant promise and agree to and with the said Clemont FORBES that the said land hereby bargained & sold is free from all Incumbrances and I do Warrant secure and defend the same unto the said Clemont FORBES his Heirs and Assigns forever. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day and year before Written
Sign’d Seal’d & Delivered
In presents of Arthur FORBES {Seal}
Arthur DEW
Joel TISON
April Court 1786 Ordered for Registration

Town Commissioners to Clemont Forbes, October 13, 1786
Pitt Deed Book L, p. 268

Whereas by act of assembly passed at Newbern on 19th of November 177(?), Intitled as an act for laying out a Town on the land of Richard Evans in Pitt County by the name of Martinborough which Lotts were to be granted in fee Simple by a Majority of Commissioners by Act of Assembly appointed to the person or persons who were Intitled to the same their heirs or assigns and whereas by virtue of an Act of the General Assembly passed at New Bern Dec 29 1785 impowering the present commissioners or their successors or majority of them to grant convey and acknowledge by Deed to those Intitled to them. Now this Indenture made the thirteenth day of October 1786 Between Reading BLOUNT Stephen BROOKS George FALCONER Holland JOHNSTON and Robert WILLIAMS pursuant to the first Recited Act of Assembly by the said act appointed commissioners of the aforesaid Town of Martinborough of the one part and Clemont FORBES of the State of N. Carolina and County Pitt of the other part Witness that for and in consideration of the sum of forty Shillings by the said Clemont FORBES to us in hand paid the Receipt whereof we hereby fully acknowledged that we the above named commissioners by virtue of the aforesaid Act of Assembly hath given granted and Sold to the said Clement FORBES his heirs and assigns forever one half acre to lott of land situated in the aforesaid Town Marked or and numbered in the plan of the said Town forty nine. To have and to hold the aforesaid half acre Lott of land with the appurtenances Rights and privileges to the same in anywise belonging to the said Clement FORBES his heirs and assigns forever and we Reading BLOUNT Stephen BROOKS George FALCONER Holland JOHNSON and Robert WILLIAMS commissioners for ourselves our heirs and successors doth hereby covenant and agree to and with the said FORBES his heirs and assigns that he the said Clemont FORBES his heirs and assigns shall and may forever hereafter peaceably and Quietly hold use Occupy possess and enjoy the afore granted half acre lott of land and premises without (?) molestation of any person or persons whatsoever and we the said commissioners doth oblige ourselves our heirs and successors to warrant and defend the afore granted land and premises to the said Clemont FORBES his heirs and assigns forever against the lawfull claim of all persons whatsoever. In witness we have set our hands and seals this day and year above written.
In presence of Reading BLOUNT {Seal}
Jesse RANDOLPH Stephen BROOKS {Seal}
Joshua HATTON Geo FALCONER {Seal}
Robert WILLIAMS {Seal}
October Court 1786 Order for Registration

Arthur Forbes to Clement Forbes, March 21, 1789
Pitt Deed Book M, p. 313

To all people to whom these presents shall come Greeting Know ye that I Arthur FORBES of the County of Pitt and Province of North Carolina Planter hath for & in consideration of the Natural Love and Affection which he hath & beareth unto Clement FORBES of the Province & County afs’d. Planter, hath given granted Aliened enfeoffed & Confirmed & by these Presents do give He unto him the said Clement FORBES his heirs & Assigns The one fourth part of one Certain Piece of Ground Lying and being in our said County of Pitt on the South Side of the River Beginning At an Oak. Thence South Ten Yards. Thence, Down the River with The same distance, from, The said River Branch Two hundred yards Thence North ten yards to the River, Thence the Various Courses of the River to the first station To have & to hold the said piece of Land Lying on the River afs’d with all and Singular of the One fourth Part of the Appurtenances Whereunto Belonging or in any wise appertaining Given & Granted as afs’d unto him the said Clemont FORBES his heirs & or assigns shall not at any time or times, by Virture of these presents have absolute Power to Convey the said fourth part of the Land afs’d to any other person or Persons whatsoever, save only to the proprietors of the Land of the said Arthur FORBES in future, and the said Arthur FORBES for himself his heirs & assigns doth Covenant promise & grant to and with the said Clement FORBES his heirs and Assigns by these presents that these presents the he the said clement FORBES his heirs & Assigns, shall and lawfully may from and Henceforth forever hereafter peaceably & Quietly have hold use Occupy Possess and Enjoy the Land afs’d Given and Granted as afs’d. In Witness whereof the said Arthur FORBES hat hereunto set his hand and fixt his seal This 21st day of March 1789.
Signed Seal’d & Delev’d
In presence of Arthur FORBES {Seal}
Seph. DAVIS
Sarah ATHERLY
April Court 1791 Ordered to be Registered

Richard Evans to Cornelius Tison, Clement Forbes, Jeremiah Dixon, Roger Allen & John Vines, June 11, 1789
Pitt Deed Book M, p. 271
This Indenture made the Eleventh Day of June in the Thirteenth year of our American Independence & in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred & Eighty Nine Between Richard EVANS of the County of Pitt in the in the State of North Carolina of the One part and Cornelius TISON Clement FORBES Jeremiah DIXON Roger ALLEN & John VINES all of the County and State affors’d of the Other part. Witnesseth that the Said Rich’d EVANS for and in consideration of the Yearly Rent herein after Reserved to be observed & Performed Hath Demised Granted & (?) for the Extra rites of the Gospel & litten by these presents hath demise & Sell unto the said Corn’s TISON Clem’t FORBES Jer’h DIXON Roger ALLEN & Jn’ VINES one Acre of Land Lying & being in the County & State afors’d & known by the house that is appropriated to the Peculiar Use of Divine Service that Standeth thereon. To have and to hold the said Acre of Land as appointed afors’d unto the said Cor TISON Clem’ FORBES Jear DIXON Roger ALLEN & John VINES & their Successors from the Ensealing & Delivery of the presents for and During the full end & Term of Ninety Nine Years that ensuing yielding & paying therefore yearly during the said Term unto the said Richard EVANS or his Successors the Yearly Rent of one Pepper Corn to be paid on the New Year Day of Each Year & on non payment thereof by the space of Twenty Days next after the first day of the said New Year then these presents shall become void & Null but in performance thereof to Remain Valid and good. And At the Expiration of the Term affors’d the Said Corn. TISON Clem’t FORBES Jer DIXON Roger ALLEN & John VINES their successors by virtue of these presents Shall Deliver up to the Said Richard EVANS or his Successors a peaceable and Quiet Possession of the Land afors’d In witness thereof the parties afors’d have to these presents Interchangeably set their hands and fixt their seals the day and year first above written
Sig’d Seal’d & Delivered Rich’d EVANS {Seal}
In the presence of
Jonathan TISON
James HALL
October Court 1790 Ordered to be Registered

Nathaniel Moore to Joseph Forbes, September 1, 1795
Pitt Deed Book O, p. 295

This indenture made the first day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety five between Nathaniel MOORE of the County of Pitt and State of North Carolina of the one part & Joseph FORBES of the County and State aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of twenty pounds to me in hand payd the receipt whereof I acknowledge myself fully satisfied & therewith contented and payd and do by virtue of these presents give grant bargain sell and confirm unto the said Joseph FORBES him his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land lying & being in the County afores’d it being part of a new entry made by sd Moore adjoining the plantation whereon the sd FORBES now lives. Beginning at a pine thence S 38 E 54 pole thence So. 34 pole to a small branch thence down the branch to Red Oak a corner thence along a line of marked trees to the creek then up the creek and to a water Oak Jacob Gideon’s Corner thence with the sd line N 35 Et to the beginning for the complement of Fifty Acres be the same more or less to have and to hold the afores’d tract or parcel of land unto him his heirs and assigns forever and I the sd Nathaniel MOORE for me myself my heirs and a Signs do covenant a Sign and agree to and with the sd Joseph FORBES that the afores’d bargained land and premises is free and clear from all claims and (?) (?) (?) Whatsoever and that I do by virtue of these presents warrant the title of sd land unto him the sd FORBES his heirs and a Signs forever in witness whereof these hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date above (?)
Nathaniel MOORE
Signed Sealed and Delivered in and Delivered in presents of
Thomas CHERRY
John FORBES
Pitt County April Term 1799
This deed was exhibited into Open Court and proved on an oath by John FORBES a witness thereunto ordered to be registered. George Evans Clk

Clement Forbes to Commissioners of the School House, April 24, 1798
Pitt Deed Book O, p.205

Know all men by these presents that I Clement FORBES of the County Pitt and State of North Carolina for and in consideration of the Sum of one pound to me in hand paid by the commissioners of the School House to say Randall JOHNSTON James RANDOLPH Jesse RANDOLPH John ELLIS Allen TISON and Arthur FORBES all of the County and State aforesaid the Receipt witnessed I do hereby Acknowledge myself fully Satisfied Contented and paid and do by these presents Bargain Sell and Convey and Confirm unto these Commissioners and their Successors one half Acre of Ground the use of a School house and place of Worship Being on the main Road where the School House is Built Between Jesse RANDOLPH and Arthur FORBES Beginning at a small oak on the Road side runs near South thereby Seven Yards then East thirty seven yards then North thirty seven yards then to the Beginning. Containing one half Acre of Ground to have and to hold the said half Acre of Ground for the use of Said School House and place of Worship and every privilege thereunto belonging and I the said Clement FORBES for my heirs executors and administrators do covenant promise and agree with the said Commissioners and their Successors that the said half acre of ground hereby bargained and sold I do warrant and defend from the Claim of Any person or persons whatsoever in witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the 24th Day of April 1798. Clement FORBES {Seal}
Signed Sealed and Delivered
In the presents of us
Test: Roderick WILLIAMS
Benjamin ATKINSON
Pitt County April Term 1798 This deed was Acknowledged in Open Court by Clement FORBES to be his Act & deed let it be registered. Geo EVANS CLK

John Forbes to Clement Forbes, May 19, 1798
Pitt Deed Book O, p. 249

Know all men by these that I John FORBES of the county of Pitt and State of North Carolina and in consideration of the Seventy nine pounds Current Money of this State that Clement FORBES was Security to Stephen OWENS for and being Willing to make the Said Clement FORBES Safe as Security I do Bargain Sell and deliver unto the said Clements one Track or parcell of land lying and being in the County aforesaid and on the North Side of Tison’s Run known by Stephen OWENS deed Bounded agreeable do Said deed the deed Bearing date the 15th May 1798 and I the said John FORBES do Oblige myself my heirs executors administrators and assigns to Warrant and defend the Above mentioned land to the Said Clement FORBES his heirs Executors Administrators. But in case the said John FORBES will and truly makes payment to Stephen OWENS the Sum Above mentioned So that the said Clement FORBES comes to no damage in that case this obligation to be null and void and of no effect or either Remain in full force and Virtue in Witness whereof I have here unto Set my hand and Seal this 19th day of May 1798.
Test
John FORBES John FORBES
Arthur FORBES
Pitt County -January Term 1799
This document was exhibited unto Open Court and proved by the Oath of Arthur FORBES a Witness let it be registered George EVANS Clk

Stephen Owens to John Forbes, May 1798
Pitt Deed Book T, p. 71

Know all men by these presents that I Stephen OWENS of the County of Pitt and State of North Carolina for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred pounds to me in hand paid by John FORBES of the County and State af’d the Receipt whereof I do acknowledge myself therewith fully satisfied contented and paid and by these presents do bargain sell convey and confirm unto the said John FORBES his heirs and assigns a certain track or parcell of land with all appurtenances thereto belonging lying and being in the county af’d and on the north side of Tisons Run beginning at a pine formerly Richard BARROWs corner tree then south ten east sixty pole Beddards Corner then with his line Wt forty pole to his second corner then with his line down the branch one hundred and twenty six pole to a maple on the swamp then south eighty west one hundred and eight pole thence No. ten East one hundred and twenty two poles to a pine then No 5 Wt one hundred and twenty two pole to a stake then Wt. eighteen pole to a pine then No twenty eight east one hundred and twelve pole to a black gum in crooked Run then up the Run one hundred and thirty pole to a stake in the Run Bucks line then his line eighteen wt. eighty eight pole to a stake then wt thirty pole to the Beginning containing two hundred and fifteen acres more or less. To have and to hold the said tract bounded as af’d with all houses gardens orchards Timbers woods water profits commodities hereditaments thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the said John FORBES his heirs Ex’ors adm’rs and I the said Stephen OWENS do covenant and agree to and with the said John FORBES that the said land hereby bargained & sold and the same with all appurtenances I do warrant secure and Defend from the claim of any person or persons Whatsoever In witness I have hereunto set my hand and seal This day of May 1798. Signed Sealed and Delivered in presents of us
John FORBES Stephen OWENS {Seal}
Arthur FORBES
Pitt County May Term 1804.
This Deed was exhibited into open Court by Arthur FORBES a subscribing witness that is ordered to be
Registered Richard EVANS for George EVANS Clk

William Baldwin to John Foreman, March 21, 1801
Pitt Deed Book O, p.-511

This Indenture made the twenty first Day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & one between William BALDWIN of the County of Edgecomb and State of North Carolina of the one part and John FOREMAN of the County of Pitt of the other part Witnesseth that the said William BALDWIN for and in consideration of the sum of one thousand dollars to me in hand paid by the said John FOREMAN the receipt whereof I hereby acknowledge myself therewith fully satisfied contented and paid and by these presents have bargained sold and conveyed unto the said John FOREMAN his heirs and assign a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Pitt and State aforesaid on South side of Tar river Begining at a pine William BALDWYNS Corner formally called William HAMS Corner thence running with Baldwins line formally FORBES line South sixty degrees west 300 pole to (?) John TISONS line now called John FOREMANS line. Then with the old Pattent line South thirty degrees East to the run of the meadow branch then up the run of the aforesaid to the Fork then up the various Courses of the East prong to Thomas GOFFS line then with the said Thomas GOFFS line No. thirty degrees wt. one hundred and Eighteen poles to a pine Thomas GOFFS Corner then with his other line No 60 degrees East 128 poles to William DAVIS line then with his line to the begining being part of a Pattain Called John FORBES bearing date the 20th of April 1745 and also a pattain bearing date October 21st 1782 Granted to William BALDWIN begining at a pine in his old line and runing South sixty degr. west with his old line 200 poles to John TISONS line now John FOREMAN line thence thence North with Foremans line 200 poles to a pine thence south sixty two degrees East 150 poles to the first station Containing in all three hundred Acres be the same more or less being all the lands left to William BALDWIN by his father in his will, To have and To hold the above mentioned tracts of land with all apertances and privileges thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining thereunto John FOREMAN his Heirs or assigns forever & I the said William BALDWIN for myself my Heirs and Ext or Admrs will warrant and defend the aforesaid tracts or parcels of land unto the said John FOREMAN his heirs and assigns forever. In Witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the day and date above mentioned
Signed and Sealed in the Presence of William BALDWIN
Josiah LAURENCE
John ANDREWS
Thos GOFF
Pitt County May Term 1801 This Deed was Entered into Court and proved by Josiah LAURENCE a witness thereto ordered to be registered
George EVANS Clk

Anne Ward Dower, November 20, 1801
Pitt Deed Book P, p. 114

State of North Carolina
To the Sheriff of Pitt County Greeting you are hereby Commanded to Summon twelve good and lawfull men free holders together with Sherrod Hines Surveyor to meet on the premises on a day by you to be appointed then and there to lay off and allot to Anne WARD her dower in the lands of her former dec’d Husband Charles FORBES agreeable to act of assembly in that case made and have you a return of the proceedings of said Jury before our Said Court at the next Court to be held for the County of Pitt at the Court House in Greenville on the first Monday in February next Here in fail not Witness George EVANS Clerk of said Court the first Monday in November 1801
iss’d 20 Nov. 1801 George EVANS Clk

Pursuant to an order of Pitt County November term 1801 to the Sheriff Directed to Summon a Jury agreeable to law & set apart to Anne WARD her dower in the lands of Charles FORBES Dec’d her former husband we the Jurors Convened and quallified agreeable to law have lade off and set apart late widow of said dec’d. Her dower in the following Manner Vizt. Begining at a gum in the samp then runing South 31 Degrees Wt. 247 pole to a stake in a small field near the main road then north 70 Wt. Six pole to the run of Whitfords branch opposite Arthur FORBES House the down the run and windings of said branch to the mouth to a red oak. Arthur FORBES corner then said FORBES then said FORBESes line to the Begining. The late dwelling House where in Clement FORBES last lived and one acre of ground whereon the same stands Excepted it beinging Estimated and agreed on for there dower in full Given under our hands this 18 Juary 1802.
Thomas GOFF
Newton MOORE
Sher’w HINES Juror & Surveyor
Joshua PATRICK
Archibald ADAMS
John WILLIAMS
Wm EASTWOOD
John ELLIS
Samuel CHERRY
Eth’d ELLIS
James RANDOLPH
Laurence ANDERSON
May Term 1802. the Jurors appointed to lay off to Anne WARD her dower in the lands of former dec’d husband Charles FORBES have returned this their Report to Court which was ordered to be Registered George EVANS Clk

Lucy Burney to Charles F. Tison, February 9, 1803
Pitt Deed Book P, p. 291 and 292

Know all men by these presents that I Lucy BURNEY of the County of Pitt and State of North Carolina for the love and natural affection that I bear to my son Charles F. TISON I give all my right title Claim and Interest of the estate of Lemuel TISON Dec’d which descended to me from the said Estate being one fourth part of the said Estate of Lemuel TISON dec’d which I give to my son Charles F. TISON him and his heirs forever. In witness whereof I here unto set my hand and seal this 9th day of February 1803
In presence of us Lucy (her mark) BURNEY {Seal}
Arthur FORBES
John FORBES
Pitt County February Term 1803. This Deed of Gift was proved In open Court by the oath of John FORBES a subscribing witness thereto Ordered to be Registered Richard EVANS for George EVANS, Clk

Lucy Burney to Charles F. Tison, February 9, 1803
Pitt Deed Book P, p. 285

For and in consideration of Fifty Dollars to me in hand paid by Charles F. TISON have bargained and sold unto the said Charles F. TISON a certain Bay mare by the name of (?) which said mare I do warrant and forever defend unto the said Charles F. TISON him and his heirs to be free and clear from the claim of any person or persons whatsoever. In witness I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 9th day of February 1803. Lucy (her mark) BURNEY {Seal}
Signed Sealed and Delivered In presence of
Arthur FORBES
John FORBES
Pitt County February Term 1803 this Bill of Sale was proved In Open Court by the oath of John FORBES a witness thereto ordered to be registered Richard EVANS for George Evans CLK

John Forbes to Arthur Forbes, February 11, 1804
Pitt Deed Book T, p. 70

Know all men by these presents that I John FORBES of the County of Pitt and State of North Carolina for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and fifteen pounds to me in hand paid by Arthur FORBES of the County and State aforesaid the Receipt whereof I do acknowledge myself therewith fully satisfied contented and paid and do by these presents bargain sell and convey and confirm unto the said Arthur FORBES his heirs and assigns a certain tract or parcel of land with all appurtenances thereunto belonging lying and being in the county and State af’d and on the north side of Tison Run Beginning at a pine formerly Richard BARROWS corner tree then south ten east seventy pole Beddard corner then with his line Wt forty pole to his second corner then west his line down the Branch one hundred and twenty six pole to a maple on the swamp then South eight Wt one hundred and eight pole then No. ten East one hundred and twenty two pole to a pine then north five wt one hundred and thirty two poles to a stake then wt eighteen pole to a pine then No twenty eight east one hundred and twelve pole to a black gum in crooked Run then up the Run one hundred and thirty pole to a stake in the Run Bucks line then his line south eighteen west ninety eight pole to a stake then Wt thirty pole then to the beginning- Containing two hundred and fifteen acres more or less to have and to hold the said Track of land bounded as af’d with all houses gardens orchards timber woods water profits thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the said Arthur FORBS his heirs Ex’ors adm’rs and I the said John FORBES do covenant promise agree to and with the said Arthur FORBES that the said hereby bargained and sold and the same with the appurtenances warrant secure and defend from the claim of any persons or persons whatsoever- In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 11th day of February 1804. Signed Sealed and Delivered in presents of us
Aron Tison ALLEN John FORBES {Seal}
James WALLISSON
Pitt County May term 1804. This Deed was exhibited into open Court and proved on oath by Aron Tison ALLEN a subscribing witness thereto ordered to be Registered Richard EVANS for GEORGE EVANS Clk

Benjamin BARROW to Amos Willson, June 20, 1805
Pitt Deed Book Q, p. 89

State of North Carolina Pitt County
This indenture made June twentieth day one thousand eight hundred & five. Witnesseth that I Benjamin BARROW doth give unto my beloved gran Son (?) natural affection I have unto him viz to Amos WILLSON all that messuage or tenement situated & being in the County & State aforesaid a tract or parcel of land containing one hundred fifty acres lying & being on the South Side of Tar River and North Side Contentnea. Beginning at a water oak on the East Side of the beaver dam Swamp runs east three hundred & twenty poles to a stake standing in the back line of Benjamin BARROWS new survey then with his patten line north one hundred & five poles to a pine his corner then west one hundred pole to stake the corner of his old survey near a small branch called the Ready branch and (?) the meanders of said branch to the beaver dam Swamp then down the said beaver dam Swamp to the beginning part two survey where said line I do give clear of all incumberance together with all & singular its members the houses orchards & all other things thereunto belonging or in anywise thereunto appertaining unto him my beloved grand Son Amos WILLSON to him & his heirs & assigns forever & furthermore I bind myself my heirs executors & administrators formly by these presents to warrant & forever defend the above delivered land to him the said Amos WILLSON & his heirs & assigns forever. Witness whereas I have hereunto set my hand & seal.
Benjamin (his mark) BARROW {Seal}
Test
John Botton
James Jolly
Pitt County August Term 1805
This deed was acknowledged in open Court by Benjamin BARROW to be his act & deed ordered to be registered
George Evans Clk

Henry, John, Arthur, Jr., William and Benjamin Forbes to Joseph Bynum, December 21, 1806
Pitt Deed Book R, p. 13
This indenture made the twentieth day of December in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and Six between Henry FORBES, John FORBES, Arthur FORBES JUNR., William FORBES and Benjamin FORBES of the one part and Joseph BYNUM of the other part, All of the County of Pitt and State of North Carolina that for and inconsideration of the sum of two thousand five hundred and sixty dollars to us in hand paid by the aforesaid Joseph BYNUM before the ensealing of these presents the receipt whereof we do acknowledge our selves therewith contented and paid have bargained and sold and conveyed unto the aforesaid Joseph all that messuage tract or parcel of land situated lying and in the county aforesaid and on the north side of Little Contentnea Creek containing three hundred and eighty acres be the same more or less bounded as folleweth beginning at a (?) gum on the run of Little Contennea and Benjamin DEBERRY’S Corner Thomas DAVISES then running along GIDEON OLDS pattent line north one degree West one hundred and sixty five pole to a white oak by said Deberrys field then north eighty degrees East two hundred and seventy eight pole to a lightwood stump and pine Benjamin MAY SENR Corner then along his line then along Benjamin MAY s line South thirty five degrees East fifty two pole to a pine Gideon OLDS corner then South forty four pole to a small branch then down the brand south twenty one degrees East twenty six pole then South thirty three degrees East twenty six pole to a red Oak an old corner then running A line of marked trees first South five and a half degrees East twelve pole then south three west eighteen pole then south fifteen degrees west twenty two pole then south twenty six degrees west twenty pole then South twenty three west twenty two pole to a gum on the run of Contentnea creek then up the run and windings of the creek to the beginning to have and to hold the aforesaid bargained premises together with all the hereditaments and appropriations unto the said land belonging or in any wise appertaining which we hereafter the aforesaid Henry FORBES, John FORBES, Arthur FORBES JUNR., William FORBES and Benjamin FORBES do for ourselves our heirs executors administrators and assignees do forever warrant the property and title of the aforesaid bargained land and premises unto the aforesaid Joseph Bynum to him and his heirs and assigns forever and we the aforesaid Henry, John, Arthur William & Benjamin FORBES do forever warrant and defend the property and title of the aforesaid bargained land and premises unto the said Joseph BYNUM to him his heirs and assigns forever in testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seal this day and date above mentioned (?) the word (?) (?)(?) line of the (?) in testimony wherefore we have hereunto set hand and seals.

Ann Ward to Arthur Forbes, January 17, 1807
Pitt Deed Book Q, p. 340

Know all men by these presents that I Ann WARD of the County of Anson And State of North Carolina for and in consideration of the Sum of fifty pounds Paid Arthur FORBES of the County of Pitt and State aforesaid unto my son John FORBES the Receipt whereof acknoledge myself therewith fully Satisfied Contented And Paid as I obtained my dower from estate of Charles FORBES Dec’d my former Husband by petion in County of Pitt and gave the Same to my Son John FORBES and his heirs during my natural life and knowing Arthur FORBES made a purchase of the Same from my Son John FORBES therefore I the Said Ann WARD do by these Presents bargain Sell convey and confirm unto Arthur FORBES he his Heirs and assigns a certain Tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Pitt and on the South Side of Tar River Begining at a small oak in the swamp Runing South thirty one degrees West to a pine near the Road then down the Whitford branch to Arthur FORBES’ Corner thence to the Beginning containing ninety five acres more or less Being all the part Laid off for me by petition from the Estate of Charles FORBES dec’d my former Husband the same To have and to hold during my natural life with all houses orchards, gardens, waters woods and Timbers or profits or comodities hereditaments thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining thereunto to Arthur FORBES he his Heirs and assigns forever and I the said Ann WARD do promise and oblige myself to and with the said Arthur FORBES that the land hereby Bargain and Sold with all the appurtenances I do warrant Secure and Defend free and Clear from the claim of any person or persons whatsoever In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and Seal this 17th day Janry 1807 Ann (her mark) WARD {Seal}
Witness
James GLISSON
Hoodley COBERN
Esther COBURN
Pitt County February Term 1807 This Deed was exhibited into open court and proved in due form Law on oath by James GLISSON a witness thereto ordered to be registered. .Richard EVANS for George EVANS Clk

James and Tempy Jordan to Benjamin Forbes, May 11, 1807
Pitt Deed Book R, p. 24

North Carolina Pitt County
Be it known that we James JORDAN and Tempy JORDAN for and in consideration of the sum of twenty dollars to us in hand paid by Benjamin FORBES of the county of Pitt and State aforesaid doth sell to the aforementioned Benjamin FORBES all the right title and Interest we have our part of a certain piece of Land now in possession of Joab TISON which Land Said TISON purchased of Amos WILSON it being the Land fell to said WILSONS first wife by the death of her father Abram TISON For the the above consideration we warrant and defend all the right Title Interest and claim we have to the above mentioned Land unto the above named FORBES him his heirs and assigns forever to be free from the Title or claim of any person or persons Buying or claiming from under us Whatsoever given under our hands and seals this 11th day of May 1807
Signed and acknowledged
In presence of
Amos JOYNER James JORDAN {Seal}
Stephen TISON Tempy (her mark) JORDAN {Seal}
Pitt County November Term 1807 There was this Deed exhibited into open court and proved in due form of law on oath by Amos JOINER a witness thereto ordered to be Registered George EVANS CLK By Richard EVANS

John Joiner to Benjamin Forbes, December 16, 1807
Pitt Deed Book R, p. 73

This indenture made the Sixteenth day of December one thousand Eight hundred And seven between John JOINER of the county of Pitt and State of north Carolina of the one part and Benjamin FORBES Son of Joseph of the other part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred pounds to me in hand paid by the said Benjamin FORBES before the assigning and sealing of these presents the receipt hereby acknowledged and myself fully satisfied contented and paid for a certain Tract or parcel of Land lying and being In the County and State aforesaid and on the South Side of Little Contentnea Creek Bounded as follow Beginning at a line in MOORES branch the Dividing Corner between said John & Billy JOINER thence along the Dividing line West one hundred and twenty eight pole to a pine in the old line said Billy JOINER Corner then along the old line south two hundred and two pole to a pine thence East thirty four pole to a maple in a prong of MOORES Branch then down the various courses of said Branch to the Beginning for the complement of one hundred and forty acres to have and to hold the aforesaid Benjamin FORBES the above bargained Land and premises with appurtenances thereunto belonging or any wise appertaining the aforesaid John JOINER do for myself my Heirs Executors administrators & assigns do warrant and forever defend the property and Title of the aforesaid premises unto the said FORBES to him his heirs Executors administrators forever in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & fixed the day and Date above written John JOINER
Signed Sealed and delivered
In presence of us
William MAY
Aaron JOINER
Pitt County February Term 1808 This Deed was Exhibited into open Court proved in due form of Law on oath by Aaron JOINER a subscribing Witness Thereto ordered to be Registered George EVANS by Richard EVANS

William May to Benjamin Forbes, April 29, 1808
Pitt Deed Book R Page 145

This Indenture made this 29th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight between William MAY of one part and Benjamin FORBES, Son of Joseph, the one part Witnesseth that I the aforesaid William MAY, for the sum of twenty five pounds to me in hand paid paid by the said Benjamin FORBES have bargained sold and conveyed to the said FORBES a certain Tract or parcel of Land lying and being in the County of Pitt and State of North Carolina and on the South side of Little Contentnea Creek Bounded as to wit Beginning at a pine in the head of a Drean in said FORBES line that he bought of John JOYNER and running down the Drean north twenty nine degrees East twenty one pole then north fifty nine degrees East six pole to a pine, oak and Sassafras then north twenty six East eighteen pole to the road than along the Road sixty East seventy one pole to said FORBES line then along the West to the Begining for the complement of nine acres more or less to have and to hold the above land together with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging to the aforesaid FORBES him his heirs and assigns forever and I the said William MAY for myself my heirs Executors, Administrators, and assigns do warrant and forever Defend unto the said FORBES his heirs Executors the above Bounded land and premises to be free and Clear from the claim of any person Buying or claiming from or under my hand In witness whereunto set my hand and seal the day and date above written William MAY {Seal}
Signed Sealed & Delivered Pitt County August Term 1808
In presence of us
Aaron JOYNER
Elizabeth (her mark) ROGERS
This Deed was acknowledged in open court by William MAY to be is act and deed ordered to be Registered George EVANS, CLK By Richard EVANS

James Newman to William Forbes, February 6, 1808
Pitt Deed Book R, p. 175

North Carolina Pitt County
This Indenture made the sixth of February one thousand Eight hundred and eight between James NEWMAN of the State and County Aforesaid Planter of the one part and William FORBES of the State and County aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred pounds hath bargained Sold unto the said William FORBES his heirs and assigns forever one certain Tract or parcel of Land lying and being in the state and county aforesaid on the south side of Tar River and the East side of the Indian Well Swamp. Beginning at the run of the swamp in the second line runing north fifty five degrees East to a pine a corner Tree of the said patent then south thirty degrees East one hundred and four pole to a pine south thirty one degrees West to the run of Indian Well swamp to the first station it being part of a Tract of Land granted to Issac MORS and bearing date the 9th may one thousand Seven hundred and Seventy one from Issac MORSE to Ephraim BROOKS Conveyed to Abraham ADAMS from Abraham ADAMS to James NEWMAN more fully appears to have and to hold the said bargained premises containg by Estimation one hundred and twenty acres of Land more or less also a Tract of Land granted by his Excellency Richard Dobbs SPAIGHT bearing date one thousand Seven hundred and ninety four Surveyed for James NEWMANS assignee of Jacob MOORE assignee of Abraham Adams, fifty acres of Land Situate In Pitt County on the East side of Indian Well Swamp Begining at a Lightwood Stump Joshua KEMPS Corner and runs his line north forty five East two hundred and forty pole to a black Oak in Said Newmans line then his line West fifty eight pole to a pine said Newmans Corner then with his other line South thirty Eight West one hundred and ninety six pole to James BROOKS Corner then with Brooks line South thirty pole to a pine on the side of the ready meadow then East forty six pole to a pine then north twenty pole to Cemps line then Cemps line to the Begining. Also a Tract of Land granted by his Excellency Benjamin WILLIAMS bearing date one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine Surveyed for James NEWMAN assignee of Abraham Adams who is assignee of Hannah DUDLY a Tract of Land containing one hundred and fifty acres lying In Pitt County on the south side of Tar River Beginning at a pine Daniel EDWARDS line runing West forty pole to a pine then north eighty pole to a pine Then with said Edwards line West one hundred and sixty pole to a pine Edwards Corner then north thirty five west seventy five pole to a pine thence south fifty five west one hundred pole to a pine in the Indian Well branch then south Thirty five East one hundred pole to a pine then north fifty five west one hundred pole to a pine Newmans Corner then with said line south thirty East one hundred and four pole then East eighty three pole with Joshua CEMPS line to John SIMPSONS line then with said Simpsons line to the Beginning. Also a Tract of Land lying and Being in the County of Pitt on the South Side of Tar River and on the East and West Side of the Indian Well Swamp Bounded as follow Beginning on the North Side of the three mile Branch at a Stake my own Corner runing my line South eighteen East to a water oak standing in drean that makes out of the swamp Below Powells going over then with the drean about an East Course to James CATURMUS Corner a water oak in the swamp then with his line to his other Corner a pine In the ready meadow then north to three pines on said Newmans line then with his line South thirty Eight West to his Corner a gum in the swamp then north fifteen West to William HADDOCKS then West to the Begining a Stake for fifty Acres Be it more or less, fifteen acres excepted of this Tract it Being part of a Tract of Land conveyed to me by Deed which Land with the rest of my Land I bind myself my heirs and assigns Executors Administrators to warrant and forever defend unto him The said William FORBES his heirs and assigns Executors and administrators forever against and fix my seal this 6th Day of February 1808
Test Sam’l WILLIAMS James NEWMAN{Seal}
John EDWARDS

William May to Aron Joyner, April 20, 1808
Pitt Deed Book R p. 211

This Indenture made the 20th day of April in the year 1808 between William MAY of the County of Pitt and State of North Carolina of the one part and Aron JOYNER of the same County & state of the other part witnesseth that I the said William MAY for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred pounds to me in hand paid by the said Joyner have bargained & sold him a certain piece of land lying and being in the County of Pitt and on the South Side of little Contentnea Creek bounded as follows Begining at a pine in MOORES Branch and running west to the road then along the road South Sixty degrees west Seventy one pole to a small branch then up the branch South twenty Six degrees west eighteen pole to a pine Oak & Sassafras then South fifty nine degrees west Six pole then South twenty nine degrees west twenty one pole to a pine then West to said JOYNER Corner then with said JOYNER line to the run of little Contentnea Creek then down the various courses of the creek to the mouth of Moore Branch then up the courses of said branch to the begining for the complement of eighty five acres more or less to have & to hold the above bargained land & premises together with all the appurtenances herewith belonging to the said Aron him his heirs, executors administrators & assigns and I the said William do for myself my heirs exec’rs adm’rs do warrant and forever defend to the said Aron the above bargained land to be free all as from the claim of any person or persons buying or claiming from by or under me In witness I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & date above written
Signed Sealed & Acknowledged William MAY {Seal}
In presence of us
Benjamin FORBES
Elizabeth (her mark) ROGERS
Pitt County February Term 1809 This deed was exhibited into open Court and acknowledged by William MAY to be his Act & deed ordered to be registered George EVANS Clk by Richard EVANS

Honor Barrow to Benjamin Forbes, August 1809
Pitt Deed Book R, p. 363

Know all men by these presents that I Honor BARROW of the County of Pitt State of North Carolina am hath and freely bound with Benjamin FORBES his heirs an assigns …of one thousand pounds which sum wills …myself my heirs executors administrations or assigns firmly by these presents sealed with our hands & seal and date the (?) of August 1809. The condition of the above obligation is (?) whereas the above bounded Honor BARROW have a (?) to and with the said Benjamin FORBES to sell to him my right title & claim of Dower in the land belonging to the estate of Benjamin BARROW dec’d after the first day of January next at which time I give full and free possession unto the said Benjamin FORBES his heirs or assigns forever which possession shall make the above obligation null & voyd and otherwise (?) in full force and (?) In witness (?)(?) set my hand & seal this day & date above written
Attest John JOYNER Honor (her mark) BARROW {Seal}
William HART
Pitt County February Term 1810
This Deed was exhibited into open Court and proved in due form of law by John JOINER a witness
thereunto ordered to be Registered Alexander EVANS, CLK

Robert Sanders and Benjamin FORBES’ Dividing Line Agreement, January 13, 1810
Pitt Deed Book V, p. 83

State of N Carolina and Pitt County – Articles of agreement made the 13th day of January 1810 between Robert SANDERS and Benjamin FORBES both of the state and county aforesaid. Know all men that we the said Robert SANDERS and Benjamin FORBES have agreed on a line between us to divide the land that said SANDERS bought of Amos WILSON and the lands and plantation of said FORBES the said line beginning on the east side of Beaverdam Swamp on an ash near the Run of said Swamp and runs east to the back line of Benjamin BARROWS pattent to an red oak and we the above contractors do agree that the said line shall be a dividing line between us our heirs executors administrators and assigns forever. In witness whereof we the said contractors have here unto set our hands and seals the date and day above written
Robert (his mark) SANDERS {Seal}
Benjamin FORBES {Seal}
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Ben TISON and Amos WILSON
Pitt County August Term 1814
This instrument was exhibited into open Court and proved in due form of law on oath of Ben TISON, a witness thereto ordered that it be registered. Attest Alexander Evans Clk

Benjamin Deberry to Joseph Bynum and John Forbes, March 27, 1810
Pitt Deed Book S, p. 27

This indenture made this 27 day of March one thousand eight thousand and ten between Benjamin DEBERRY of the one part & Joseph BYNUM & John FORBES of the other part bouth of the County of Pitt & State of North Carolina that for the valuable consideration of twenty two dollars with and paid by the aforesaid Joseph & John have bargained & sold unto them the following tract of land bounded as followeth. Beginning at a white oak in Mercers of line the second corner of Joseph BYNUMS deed running his line north eighty nine degrees twenty four pole to Thomas DAVIS line of his new entry then along (?)(?) south twelve D west forty two pole to the line of the Old Gideons Pattent then along the same west twenty sise pole to the Mercer Pattent line then a long the fence north one degree west to the beginning containing by estimation seven acres of land be the same more or less which I the said Benjamin DEBERRY do for myself heirs and assigns forever convey all the right title claim interest to the above bound land & premises unto the said Joseph BYNUM & John FORBES to have and their heirs and assigns forever in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand seal the day aforesaid mentioned
Signed Sealed & Delivered in Presents of B. D. BERRY {Seal}
Sherw HINES
Pitt County August Term 1810 This deed was exhibited into open Court & proved in due form of law by the oath of Sherwood Hines a witness thereunto ordered to be registered Attest Alexander EVANS Clk

Benjamin & Betsy Forbes to John Jones, Jr., May 7, 1810
Pitt Deed Book R, p. 440-441

Know all men by these presents that we Benjamin FORBES, son of Clement and Betsey FORBES his wife for and inconsideration of one hundred twelve dollars to us in hand paid before the signing & sealing hereof by John JONES, Junr. have given granted bargained sold aliented enfeoff and conveyed unto the said John JONES, Junr. and by these presents give grant bargain sell alienate enfeoff convey & confirm unto him the said John JONES, Junr. his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract parcel of land lying and being in the County of Pitt in the State of North Carolina on the south side of Tar River and the south side of Beaver Dam Swamp. Beginning at a gum the little water branch the third corner of the corner of the seventh lott of the division made by the commissioners appointed to divide the lands of Abraham TISON dec’d amongst his heirs Polly TISON Corner thence running with her line south thirteenth and one half degrees east three hundred and thirty pole to the run of the Great water branch winding thereof to the mouth of the little water water branch thence up the running and winding of little water branch to the beginning the aforesaid gum containing fifty six acres of land to have and to hold the said piece or parcel of land with all the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging to him the said John Jones, Jun. his heirs and assignees forever in fee simple and we the said Benjamin FORBES and Betsey his wife do for ourselves our heirs executors & administrators covenant promise and agree to and with the said John JONES, his heirs & assignees to well warrant & defend the said premises against the claims or claims of any & all persons whatsoever in testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands& seals this seventh day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & ten.
Signed sealed & delivered Benjamin FORBES {Seal}
In presence of us Elizabeth (her mark) FORBES
J. SHEPPARD
G. EASON
Pitt County May Term 1810

On motion it is ordered that Franklin GORHAM, Esq. one of the members of this Court be appointed to take the private examination of the within named Elizabeth FORBES wife of Benjamin FORBES privately separate and apart from her husband touching the execution of the written deed from Benjamin FORBES and the said Elizabeth FORBES to John JONES, Jun. and report to this court----Having in complyance with the above order examined Elizabeth FORBES respecting the execution of the deed she acknowledges that she executed the same of her own free will and accord and without the fear or compulsion of her husband or any other person -- F. GORHAM

Pitt County May Term 1810 This deed was exhibited into open court and acknowledged by Benjamin FORBES one of the parties thereunto to be his act & deed, at the same time Franklin Gorham esquire one of the members of this Court was appointed to take the private examination of Elizabeth FORBES the other of parties to said deed privately and apart from the said Benjamin FORBES her husband respecting her free apart in executing said deed who reported that the said Elizabeth FORBES acknowledges that the execution the same of her own free will and accord and without fear or compulsions of her husband or any other persons ordered that it be registered.
Attest Alexander Evans Clk by Richard Evans

Henry Forbes to Jas Thigpen; March 30, 1811
Greene Deed Book 16, p. 350-351

This indenture made this 30th day of Mar A.D. 1811, between Henry FORBES, of the County of Greene & State of North Carolina, of the one part, Jas THIGPEN, of the same County & State of the other part Witnesseth: that I, the said Henry FORBES, for the consideration of Fifty-nine Dollars, good & lawful money, to me in hand paid, before the sealing & delivery of these present, by Jas THIGPEN, have given, granted, bargained, sold, aliened, conveyed, & confirmed unto Jas THIGPEN, a certain tract or parcel of land, lying & being in our County of Greene & on the S side of Middle Swamp, containing Fifty-nine acres, beginning a pine in his own land & runs S. 55 W. 60 poles to a stake thence S 30 W 21 poles to a fence, then S 65 E 130 poles to BRITT’S line, thence with Britt’s line N 10 W to Thigpen’s line, then with Thigpen’s line to the first station, containing, as aforesaid, Fifty-nine acres.
To have & to hold to the s’d Jas THIGPEN, his heirs, exrs., & admrs, & assigns, to his & their only proper use & benefit & behoof, & the s’d Jas THIGPEN, his heirs & assignees may, from time to time & at all times hereafter, have, hold, occupy, possess, & enjoy as a good & proper estate of inheritance in fee simple as the most learned in law can devise & furthermore I, the s’d Henry FORBES, for my part, the s’d bargained land & premises to the s’d Jas THIGPEN, his heirs & assigns forever, will warrant & forever defend.
In witness whereof, I, the s’d Henry FORBES, have hereunto set my hand & seal, the day & year first above written.
Signed, sealed & delivered Henry FORBES, {Seal}
In presence of us
Jno GRIZZARD
Frederick TYSON
State of North Carolina July Term 181 (?) Greene County
Then was the within deed of sale duly proved in open Court by the oath of J. GRIZZARD, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered to be registered Recd Dec. 1883 Jno. G. Dixon, Reg Test: J. Hooker, Clerk

Benjamin Forbes to Benjamin Briley, December 10, 1812
Pitt Deed Book V, p. 35

North Carolina Pitt County
To all to whom these presents shall come I Benjamin of the county by and province aforesaid planter send greeting. Know ye that I Benjamin FORBES for and in consideration of the sum of nineteen Hundred dollars to me in hand paid before the insealing and delivery of these presents by Benjamin BRILEY of the County and province aforesaid planter the Receipt whereof I do acknowledge myself to be therewith fully satisfied and paid have granted bargained sold d& delivered unto the said Benjamin BRILEY & to his heirs & assigns forever a tract or parcel of land containing three Hundred and forty acres be the same more or less and being on the south side of Tar river and north side of little contentney creek & in the county & province aforesaid. Begining at the mouth of Beaver dam Swamp thence up said Swamp to Robert SANDERS line then along said SANDERS’ line to two pines in FOWLERS line thence along said FOWLERS line to an oak & Hickory thence along said FOWLERS corner thence along said FOWLERS to Simon Keels line then along said Keels line to a poplar in the mirery branch thence down said branch to the creek thence up the creek to the mouth of the beaver dam Swamp to have and to hold the said Tract or parcel of land together will all the Buildings and other Improvement to the said Benjamin BRILEY his heirs and assigns forever and I the said Benjamin FORBES for myself my Heirs executors and Admr’s do covenant grant bargain sell and deliver every part and parcel thereof to the said Benjamin BRILEY his Heirs executors Admr’s & assigns against all manner of persons whatsoever Shall and will warrant and ever defend. In witness whereof I the said Benjamin FORBES have set my hand & seal the 10th day of December 1812 Benjamin FORBES {Seal}
In presence of
Robert DUPREE
Isaac DOWNS
Pitt County February Term 1814 This Deed was exhibited into open Court and proved in due form of law on oath by Issac DOWNS one of the subscribing witness thereto ordered that it be Registered Alexander EVANS CLK

William Forbes to Abner Adams, February 9, 1813
Pitt Deed Book AA, p. 13

State of North Carolina Pitt County
This indenture made this ninth of February one Thousand eight hundred & thirteen between William FORBS of the State and County aforesaid Planter of the one part and Abner ADAMS of the State & County aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars to him in hand paid hath bargained & sold unto the said Abner ADAMS his heirs and assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the State and county aforesaid on the South Side of tar River and the East side of Indian Well Swamp beginning at the run of the swamp in the second line running north 55 degrees East to a pine a corner tree of the said Patent line South 30 degrees East one hundred and four poles to a pine then So 31 degrees West to the run of Indian Well Swamp to the first station it being part of a tract of land granted unto Issac MORSE & bearing date the ninth day of May one thousand seven hundred and seventy one from Issac MORS to Ephraim BROOKS conveyed to Abraham ADAMS from Abraham ADAMS to James NEWMANS more fully appears to have and to hold the said bargained premises containing by estimation one hundred and twenty acres of land more or less. Also a tract of land granted by his Exc Richard Dobbs Speight bearing date one thousand seven hundred and ninety four surveyed for James NEWMANS assignees of Jacob MOORE assignee of Abraham ADAMS fifty acres of land situate in Pitt county on the East of Indian Well Swamp beginning at a lightwood stump Joshua CEMPS corner & runs his line North forty five East two hundred and forty pole to a black oak in s’d Newmans line then his line West fifty eight pole to a pine sd Newmans corner then with his other line South thirty eight West one hundred & ninety six pole James BROOKS corner then with Brooks line South thirty pole to a pine on the side of the Ready Meadow then East forty six pole to a pine then North twenty pole to CEMPS line then CEMPS line to the beginning also a tract of land granted by his EXc Benjamin WILLIAMS bearing date one thousand and seven hundred & ninety nine surveyed by James NEWMS assinee of Abraham Adams who his assinee of Hanna DUDLEY a tract of land containing one hundred & fifty acres of land lying in Pitt County on the South side of Tar River beginning at a pine Daniel EDWARDS line running west 40 poles to a pine then North Eight poles to a pine then with s’d. Edwards line West 160 poles to a pine Edwards corner then North thirty five West 75 poles to a pine then South 55 west 100 pole to a pine in the Indian Wells Branch then South 35 East 100 poles to a pine then North 55 west 100 poles to a pine Newmanses corner thence with Sd line South 30 East 104 poles then East 83 poles with Joshua CEMPS line to John SIMPSON line then with said Simpsons line to the beginning also a tract of land lying & being in the County of Pitt on the South side of Tar River & on the East and West side of the Indian Well Swamp bounded as follows beginning on the North side of the three Mill Branches at a stake s’d Newmanses Corner running s’d Newmans line South Eighteen East to a Water Oak standing in a drean that makes out of the Swamp below Powel going over then with the drean about an East course to James CATURMOSES corner a Water Oak in the swamp then with his line to his other corner a pine in the Ready Meadow then North to three pines on s’d Newmanses line then with s’d line South 38 Wt. to s’d Newmans corner a gum in the swamp then No 15 (?) W’t to Wm. HADDOCKS then West to the beginning a stake for fifty acres be it more or less fifteen acres excepted of this tract it being part of tract of land conveyed to me by deed which land with the right of my land I bind myself my heirs and assigns adm’rs. to warrant and forever defend unto him the said Abner ADAMS his heirs and assigns Exc’rs adm’rs forever against the lawfull claim or persons
Witness hereunto set my this month day of February 1813 William (his mark) FORBS {Seal}

Benj’m Forbs to Moab Moore, January 28, 1814
Pitt Deed Book T, p. 100

This Indenture made this 28th Day January in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred & fourteen Between Benj’m FORBS of the one part of the State of North Carolina and County of Warren of the one part and Moab MOORE of the other part of the state and County of Pitt witnesseth that I the said Benj’m FORB have Bargained and Sold and by these present Bargain and Sell unto the said Moab MOORE a certain Tract of Land containing one hundred acres more or less situate Lying in the County of Pitt and on the South Side of Tar River & north side of Little Contentney Creek bounded on Joining the Land of Vinson upon the Pearson for the in consideration of one house to have and to hold unto the said Moab MOORE his heirs and assigns forever the said Land with all the appurtenances thereunto Belonging or in any wise appertaining and I the said Benj’m FORBS for my self heirs and assigns do agree to warrant and Ever defend in the said Bargain Land and Premises to him the said Moab MOORE his heirs and assigns forever against all persons whatsoever in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the Day and date Above written Signed Sealed & delivered in the Presence of us
Witness
Benj’m Briley Benj’m FORBS {Seal}
Reuben KINSALL Pitt County November Term 1814
This deed was exhibited into open Court and proved in due form of Law on oath by Benj’m Briley one of the subscribing witnesses then to order that that it be Registered Alexander EVANS CLK

Benjamin May to John Joiner, April 30, 1814
Pitt Deed Book V, p. 163

This Indenture made the 30th day of April one thousand eight hundred and fourteen Between Benjamin MAY of the County of Pitt and State of North Carolina of the one part and John JOINER of the same State and County of the other part. Witnesseth that I the said MAY for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred Dollars to me paid by the said JOINER have bargained sold and conveyed unto him the said JOINER a certain parcel of Land on the north side of Middle Swamp lying on the Contentnea Creek.. Begining at apost Oak near the head of a Small branch & a small distance from the path way it being a known corner of said MAY & said JOINERS line and running the various courses of said Branch to the Cabin branch then down the Cabin branch to JOINERS old Line thence with that line West to a corner of said Line a pine ;than a North Course a line of marked trees to the Begining containing thirty three acres more or less to him the said JOINER to have and to hold the above mentioned land and premises with all Profits and Priviledges thereunto belonging against the Lawfull claims of all persons. In witness I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date above written
Signed sealed and delivered in Presence of
Ichabod TISON
Dennis MERCER
Pitt County November Term 1814 This deed was exhibited into open Court and acknowledged by Benjamin MAY to be his act and deed ordered that it be registered Alexander EVANS CLK

Benjamin Forbes to Aron Joiner, January 12, 1818
Pitt Deed Book AA, p. 42

This indenture made the twelfth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred eighteen between Benjamine FORBS of the one part and Aron JOINER of the other part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars to the said Benjamine FORBS in hand paid by the said Aron JOINER at or before the sealing and delivering of these presents the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and therefore doth release as quit and discharge the said Aron JOINER’S Executors and Adm’s by these presents he the said Benjamine FORBS granted bargained & sold aliened and conveyed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell alien and confirm unto the said Aron JOINER and his heirs a certain piece or parcel of land situated lying and being in the county of Pitt & State of North Carolina and on the South side of Little Creek bounded as follow beginning at a stake in MAYS line Thomas JOINER’S corner thence South with said MAYS line 146 poles to a corner a pine s’d MAYS corner and (?) corner thence East with said line 34 poles to a Maple in MOORES branch thence down said MOORES Branch to a corner a black gum in said branch Thomas JOINERS corner thence No 34 W 103 poles with s’d line to the beginning containing 40 acres be the same More or less to have and to hold to aforesaid Aron JOINER the above bargained land & premises together with all the hereditaments and appurtenances unto said land belonging or in any wise appertaining which I the said Benjamine FORBS do for myself my Executors Administrators and assigns forever warrant and defend the title of the aforesaid bargained land and premises unto the said Aron JOINER to him his heirs Ex’rs adm’s and assigns forever in witness whereof I the said Benjamine FORBS have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date above written
Signed sealed & delivered Benjamine FORBES {Seal}
In presence of
Thomas JOINER
John MOORE
Pitt County Court February Term 1818

Benjamin Forbs to Thomas Joiner, January 12, 1818
Pitt Deed Book AA, p. 43-44

This indenture made the twelfth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred eighteen between Benjamin FORBES of the one part and Thomas JOINER of the other part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of seven hundred dollars to the said Benjamin FORBS in hand paid by the said Thomas JOINER at or before the sealing and delivering of these presents to the receipt whereof he doth acknowledge and therefore doth release as quit and discharge the said Thomas JOINER Executors and Administrators by these present he the said Benjamin FORBS Granted bargained and sold aliened and conveyed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell alien and convey unto the said Thomas JOINER and his heirs a certain piece or parcel of land situated lying and being in the County of Pitt & State of North Carolina and on the South side of the Little Creek bordered as follows beginning at a pine in Moors Branch thence West 25 poles to the road then along a road N 62 Wt. 26 poles to a corner red oak at the side of S’d road thence South 17 Wt. 19 poles to a corner a water oak in a pond in the old line thence with S’d line West 101 poles to a corner a pine May’s corner thence along S’d line So 66 poles to a stake in s’d line thence (?) 39 East 103 poles to a corner a gum in Moors branch thence down s’d branch the various windings of the same (?) beginning containing ninety eight and one fourth acres be the same more or less To have and to hold to the aforesaid Thomas JOINER The above bargained land and premises together with all the hereditaments and appurtenances unto said lands belonging or in any wise appertaining which I the aforesaid Benjamin FORBS do for myself my executors administrators and assigns forever warrant and defend the title of the aforesaid land and premises unto the aforesaid Thomas JOINER to him his heirs Executors Administrators and assigns forever In witness whereof I the said Benjamin FORBS have hereunto set my hands and fixed my seal the day and date above written
In presence of us Benjamin FORBS {Seal}
Aron JOINER
John MOORE
Pitt County Court February Term 1818
This deed was exhibited into open court and proved in due form of law on oath by Aron JOINER who swore that he and Benjamin FORBS signed & acknowledge to be his act and deed thereto ordered that it be registered Alexander EVANS CLK

Benjamin Forbes to Aron Joiner, January 12, 1818
Pitt Deed Book AA, p. 46

This indenture made the twelfth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred eighteen between Benjamine FORBS of the one part and Aron JOINER of the other part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of Fifty dollars to the said Benjamine FORBS in hand paid by the said Aron Joiner at or before the sealing and delivering of these presents the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and therefore doth release as quit and discharge the said Aron JOINER Exe’rs and Admr’s by these presents he the said Benjamine FORBS granted bargained & sold aliened and conveyed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell aliened and confirm unto the said Aron JOINER and his heirs a certain piece or parcel of land situated lying and being in the county of Pitt & State of North Carolina bounded as follows Beginning at a gum in a small branch on the side of the road thence up the various windings of the same to three corner pine in Thomas JOINER line thence with said line back 70 poles to a corner a water oak in a pond said Thomas JOINERS corner thence with said line NO. 17 E 19 poles to his other corner a Read Oak on the side of the road to the beginning containing eight acres be the same more or less to have and to hold to the aforesaid Aron JOINER the above bargained land & premises together with all the hereditaments and appurtenances and the said land belonging or in any wise appertaining which I the aforesaid Benjamine FORBS do for myself my Ex’rs adm’s & assigns forever warrant and defend the title of the aforesaid bargained land and premises with the aforesaid Aron JOINER to him his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever in witness whereof I the said Benjamine FORBS have hereunto
Signed sealed & delivered Benjamine FORBES {Seal}
In presence of
Thomas JOINER
John MOORE
Pitt County Court February Term 1818 This deed was exhibited into open court and proved in due form of law on oath by Thomas JOYNER who swore that he saw Benjamine FORBS sign seal and acknowledge it to be his act and deed and that the said John MOORE sign as a witness thereto ordered that it be registered
Alex’dr EVANS CLK

John Freeman to Benjamin Forbes, June 15, 1749
Beaufort Deed Book 3, p. 8

This indenture made this fifteenth day of June the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & forty-nine, Between John FREEMAN of Bath Town in the County of Beaufort, (?) the one part & Benjamin FORBES of the said county on the other part, Witnesseth, that the afs’d John FREEMAN for & in consideration of the sum of twelve pounds proclamation money to him in hand paid at and before the ensealing & delivery hereof by the said Benjamin FORBES, the receipt whereof he the said John FREEMAN doth hereby acknowledge, & hereof & of every part thereof doth, exonerate and discharge the said Benjamin FORBES, his Exers & admr’s by these presents, hath granted, bargained Sold, alienate, enfeoffed & confirmed unto the said Benjamin FORBES, his heirs Ex’ers admr’s & assigns all that lot of land, lying & being in Bath Town in the county of Beaufort afs’d known distinguished in the plan of said Town by number thirteen together with the front lots thereunto belonging & appertaining to the reversions, (?) thereof. To have and to hold the said lot of land & front lot thereunto belonging unto the said Benjamin FORBES to his heirs Exrs admrs & assigns, forever & I the said John FREEMAN doth hereby covenant, promise and grants to & with the s’d Benjamin FORBES, his Ex’er & adm’rs that I the said John hath good right & full power & lawful authority to grant sell & dispose of the same warranting the above lot of land together with the front as is above herein expressed & promises to appertain thereunto belonging from me, my heirs, ex’ers & adm’rs or any claiming by from or under me these or any of them In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affix’d my seal this day & year above written

John FREEMAN {Seal}

John Forbes Division of Land and Deeds by Heirs (Includes two deeds that match land grant date: S-263 & Q340]

Division of John Forbes, Deceased Land, April 1803
Pitt Deed Book P, p. 332

Pitt County February Term 1803. Upon the petition of Enoch FORBES and others ordered that Jesse RANDOLPH, James RANDOLPH, James S. CLARK, Richard WILLIAMS and Randolph JOHNSTON be appointed commissioners to divide two hundred acres of land belonging to the estate of John FORBES, dec’d. amongst the Legal representatives of the dec’d according to act of assembly and when having so done to make report thereof to the next term of this Court. Copy attest George Evans Clk

In obedience to an order of Pitt Court February term 1803, to the under Commissioners Directed to lay of and set apart and appropriate and Divide the Land of John FORBES Deceased among the Legal Representatives of the deceased have laid off and appropriated as followeth two tracts of Land. The river tract in four lotts and the house land in three – No. 5,.6.&7.

Lot No. 1 to Charles FORBES Begining at a gum in a swamp a small distance above where the path crosses the same that leads from the house to River it being Clement FORBES corner then runing his line North thirty one degrees east 178 pole to the river then down the river South (74?) degrees Et. 20 pole to a corner then South 31 degrees West. 177 pole to the Run of the Swamp then with the Run of the Swamp to the begining containing Twenty two acres of Land, valued at $6. $132.
Lot No. 2 drew by Sally FORBES Begining at the third corner of Lott No. 1 on the River then Runing down the River South 74 East 20 pole to a corner then south 31.Wt. 176 pole to the run of the Swamp then with the run of the Swamp to Charles FORBES line then the reverse of his line north Thirty one degrees Et. to the begining Containing Twenty two acres of Land valued @ 6$ pr acre 132$.
Lot No. 3 drew by Eliza EVANS wife of Amos EVANS. She being one of the heirs of said deceased her share as followeth Begining at the second corner of Lot No. 2 Sally FORBES corner then runing South 74 Et 20 pole a corner on the river 31 degrees West 165 pole to the Run of the Swamp. Then with Swamp Run up to Sally FORBES line then the reverse of her Line North 31 degrees East to the begining on the river Containing Twenty acres valued @ 6$ pr acre 132$. Lot No. 4 drew for Enoch FORBES and conveyed by said Enoch FORBES to Arthur FORBES. Begining at the second corner of the third lot Evans corner then runing South 74 Et 20 pole to a Sower Wood said Arthur FORBES corner on the river bank then runing his Line South 31 degrees East 174 poles to a gum in the Swamp then up the run of the Swamp to Evans Line it being the lower line of lot no. three then that line north thirty one degrees East to the begining containing Twenty two Acres valued at 6$ per acre 132 $.
Lot No. 5 drew by Polly FORBES bounded as followeth Begining at a stake edge on the edge of the old field in the old pattent Line 30 pole from the corner then runing the old fence South 35 East 25 pole to the corner the other old fence roe South 33 West 46 ½ pole to small Hycary the other corner then south fifty five east 26 pole to the other corner of the fence thence south twenty seven West one hundred and five pole to the other corner of the fence then along the other fence Roe No. 62 West 56 pole to a Stake in the old pattent line then along the old pattent line North 31 East to the beginning containing forty acres valued at 3$ per acre amounting to 123 $.
Lot No. 6 drew by Worsley FORBES bounded as followeth Begining at a gum in a branch Clement FORBES and Arthur FORBES corner then runing the old patentt Line South 31 W. 26 pole near the road opposite of Arthur FORBES House then along his old pattent Line then North 64 D. Wt. 4 pole to a willow in a little branch that leads from W. FORBES house then down said branch North 5 Wt 32 pole to a corner then runing a dividing Line between Worsley FORBES and Benjamin FORBES north 31 Et 216 pole to Arthur FORBES Line of the Enoch FORBES land said to be the Begining containing thirty acres of Land valued @ 2 ½ $ per acre amounting to 75$ Including the new house and said house valued @ 200$. Worsley FORBES lot No. 6 to pay Arthur FORBES in behalf of Enoch FORBES 25 $. Worsley FORBES lot No. 6 to pay lot No 3 Amos EVANS and wife 25$. Worsley FORBES lot to pay lot No 1 Charles FORBES 25$. Worsley FORBES lot to pay lot No 2 Sally FORBES 25$. Worsley FORBES lot No. 6 to pay lot No.5 Polly FORBES 18$ to make their share Equal in value. Lot No. 7 drew by Benjamin FORBES bounded as followeth Begining at the fourth corner of No. 6 Worsley FORBES corner then runing a Dividing Line between Worsley and Benjamin FORBES 31 d. East 216 pole to Arthur FORBES line of the Enoch FORBES land then along said line North 78 Wt. 126 pole to the poleley bridge branch then up the poleley bridge branch and windings of the Run thereof to the begining containing Seventy acres valued @ 2 ½ Dollars per acre – 175 $. Benjamin FORBES lot No. 7 to pay Lot No. 5 Polly FORBES – 18$ to make her share equal in value given under our hands and seals the (?) day April 1803.

Sher w HINES Surveyor

Jesse RANDOLPH

Richard WILLIAMS

Randal JOHNSTON

James RANDOLPH

May term 1803 this Report was returned by the Commissioners Appointed to divide the Lands of John FORBES decd among the legal Representatives of said decd let it be registered Richard EVANS for George EVANS Clk

Enoch Forbes to Arthur Forbes, December 27, 1802 Pitt Deed Book P, p. 387

Know all men by these presents that I Enoch FORBES of the State of Georgia for and in consideration of the sum of nine hundred and forty three dollars to me in hand paid by Arthur FORBES of Pitt County and State of North Carolina the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge myself therewith fully satisfied contented and paid and by these presents do bargain sell convey and confirm unto Arthur FORBES his heirs and assigns two pieces of Land with all the appurtenances thereto belonging lying and being in the County of Pitt and on the South Side of Tar River one piece Begining in the Swamp at the run a Small gum runing North 31 Et 84 pole to a Hickory on the river bank then up the river to the old corner then south 40 Wt 192 pole to the path on the edge of the High Land then with the path 38 pole to a red Oak thence to the begining containing one hundred and fifty acres more or less the other being the one seventh part of the Land that fell to me by the death of my brother John FORBES and number of acres not yet known till laid off. To have and to hold the above with all houses orchards timber woods waters profits commodities hereditaments there unto belonging or in any wise appertaining there unto to the said Arthur FORBES him his heirs and assigns forever and I the said Enoch FORBES for myself my heirs Exers Adms do covenant promise and agree to and with the said Arthur FORBES that the said land hereby bargained and sold and the same with all appurtenances I do warrant secure and defend from the claim or claims of any person or persons whatsoever. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the 27th day of December 1802

Enoch FORBES {Seal}

Signed sealed and delivered In presence of us

Jesse RANDOLPH

James RANDOLPH

Pitt County August Term 1803 This deed was proved in open court on oath by Jesse RANDOLPH a subscribing witness there so ordered to be registered Richard EVANS For George EVANS CLK

Charles Forbes to Arthur Forbes, February 14, 1805 Pitt Deed Book Q, p. 340-341

Know all men by these presents that I Charles FORBES of Pitt County in the province of North Carolina Planter for and in consideration of the sum of Six hundred pounds proc’m money in hand paid by Arthur FORBES of the County and province aforesaid planter the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged myself therewith fully satisfied contented and paid and by these presents do bargain sell alien enfeof convey and confirm unto said Arthur FORBES his heirs and assigns a certain Tract of or parcel of land with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging lying and being in County aforesaid lying on the south side of Tar River being part of tract of land entered by John FORBES bearing date the thirteenth of March seventeen hundred and forty five beginning at a pine stump runing north sixty five West one hundred and ninety eight pole to a pine stump then north forty east two hundred and twenty two poles to a small gum and dogwood thence south forty five east fifteen poles thence south fifteen east ten pole to a causeway then up then up the branch the various courses to the begining containing one hundred and fifty five acres more or less to have and to hold the said tract bounded as aforesaid with all houses gardens orchards timbers woods waters profits commodities hereditaments thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the said Arthur FORBES his heirs and assigns forever and I the said Charles FORBES for myself my heirs, executors administrators do covenant promise and agree to and with the said Arthur FORBES that the land hereby bargained and sold and the same with all the appurtenances I do warrant secure and defend from the claim of any persons or persons whatsoever in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 14th February A.D. 1805

Signed sealed and delivered in presence of

Charles FORBES {Seal}

James RANDOLPH

Jesse RANDOLPH

Pitt County February Term 1806. This deed was exhibited into open court and proved in due form of Law on oath by Jesse RANDOLPH a subscribing witness thereto ordered to be registered

Richard EVANS for George EVANS

Arthur Forbes to James Randolph, February 1805 Pitt Deed Book S, p. 263

Know all men by these presents that I Arthur FORBES of Pitt County in the Province of North Carolina planter for an in consideration of the sum of three hundred pounds to me in hand paid by James RANDOLPH of the county & province aforesaid planter the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge myself therewith fully satisfied contented paid & by these presents do bargain sell alien enfeof convey and confirm unto the said James RANDOLPH his heirs & assigns a certain tract or parcel of land with all the appurtenances there unto belonging & being in the county aforesaid lying on the (?) side of Tar River & being part of a tract of land entered by John FORBS bearing date the thirteenth of March seventeen hundred & forty five. Begining at a stake & two or three black (?) in the Main road then running up the road (?)(?) poles to James RANDOLPH line then north (?) east with James RANDOLPH line two hundred (?) to Arthur FORBES line in the low grounds thence with Arthur FORBES line to the old casway on Whitford Branch then up the various courses of said branch to a dogwood & a chickapin & a Spanish Oak then south thirty seven W’t the agreed line to the beginning containing seventy seven acres more or less to have and to hold the said tract (?) as aforesaid with all houses gardens orchards (?)(?) woods waters profits commodities hereditaments thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining to the said James RANDOLPH his heirs assigns forever and I the said Arthur for myself my heirs and adm’s do convey promise and agree to and with the said James RANDOLPH that the land hereby bargained sold and the same with all the appurtenances do warrant secure and defend from thee claim any person and persons whatsoever in witness of I have hereunto set my hand & seal the (?) day of February A.D. 1805

Signed sealed and delivered in Presence of Arthur FORBES

{seal}

Charles FORBES

Jesse RANDOLPH

Pitt County May Term 1812 [date not clear] This deed was exhibited into open court and proved in due form of law by the oath of Charles FORBES a witness thereunto and ordered to be registered -- Alex EVANS

Benjamin Forbes to Arthur Forbes, August 16, 1806 Pitt Deed Book Q, p. 343

Know all men by these presents that I Benjamin FORBES of Pitt County in the province of North Carolina for an inconsideration of the sum of one hundred and forty pounds procl money to me in hand paid by Arthur FORBES of the county and State aforesaid the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge myself there with fully satisfied contented and paid and by these presents do bargain sell and convey and confirm unto the said Arthur FORBES his heirs and assigns a certain tract or parcel of land with all the appurtenances there unto belonging lying and being in the County aforesaid lying on the South side of Tar River being part of a tract of land entered by John FORBES bearing date the thirteenth of March one thousand seven hundred and forty five begining at the fourth corner of Wesley FORBES No 6 then runing a dividing line between Wesley FORBES and Benjamin FORBES north thirty one degrees East two hundred and sixteen pole to Arthur FORBES line of the Enoch FORBES land then with said line north seventy eight west one hundred and twenty six pole to Poley Bridge branch then up the said branch and winding of said branch to the beginning containing seventy acres to have and to hold the aforesaid tract or parcel of land bounded as aforesaid with all houses orchards gardens timbers woods water profits commodities hereditaments thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the said Arthur FORBES he his his heirs and assigns forever and I the said Benjamin FORBES for myself my heirs executors administrators do covenant promise and agree to and with said Arthur FORBES the land hereby bargained and sold and the same with all appurtenances I do warrant secure and defend from the claim of any person or persons whatsoever in witnesses whereof I have here unto set my hand it and seal this 16th day of August 1806.

Tobias BUTLER

Benjamin FORBES {seal}

Wesley FORBES

Pitt County Term 1807 This deed was exhibited into open court and Acknowledged by Benjamin FORBES to Be his own act and Deed ordered to be registered. Richard EVANS for George EVANS Clk

Wesley Forbes to Arthur Forbes, January 5, 1810 Pitt Deed Book S, p. 193

Know all men by these Presents that I Wesley FORBES of Georgia for and in consideration of the sum one hundred and thirty seven pounds ten shillings to me in hand paid by Arthur FORBES of the county of Pitt and State of North Caroline the receipt whereof I am hereby acknowledge myself therewith fully satisfied contented and paid and by these presents bargain sell alien enfeof convey and confirm unto the said Arthur FORBES his heirs and assigns a certain tract or parcel of land with all appurtenances thereunto belonging lying and being in the county of Pitt and State of North Carolina. Begining at a gum in Swamp then runing south Ninety Degrees west Two Hundred and Forty Nine Pole near the Road then North Siscty four degrees West four Poles to Willow in a little Branch that leads from Arthur FORBES then down said Branch north five west thirty two Poles to a corner then runing a Dividing line between Westley FORBES and Ben FORBES north thirty one degrees East two hundred and sixtey pole to Arthur FORBES line then said line to the begining containing thirty acres of land to have and to hold the said tract bounded as aforesaid with all Houses orchards timber woods waters profits and commodities thereunto belonging on in any wise appertaining unto the said Arthur FORBES his heirs and assigns forever and I the said Wesley FORBES for myself my heirs executors administrators do covenant promise and agree to and with the said Arthur FORBES that the land bargained and sold and the same with all appurtenances. I do warrant secure and defend from the claim of any person or persons whatsoever in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 5 day of January 1810

Signed sealed and delivered

Wesley FORBES {Seal}

In Presents of us

Enoch FORBES

Benjamin FORBES

Pitt County November Term 1811 This deed was exhibited into open court and proved in due form of law on oath by Benjamin FORBES one of the subscribing witnesses thereto ordered that it Registered Attest Alexander EVANS Clk by Richard EVANS DC

Robert Gwaltney to Arthur Forbes, February 14, 1811 Pitt Deed Book S, p. 178

Then Know all men by these presents that I Robert GWALTNEY of Pitt County in the State of North Carolina for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds to me in hand paid by Arthur FORBES of the County and State aforesaid planter the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge myself therewith fully satisfied contented and paid and by these presents do bargain sell alien enfeof convey and confirm unto the said Arthur FORBES his heirs and assigns a certain tract or parcel of land with all the appurtenances thereto belonging lying and being in the county aforesaid on the south side of Tar River and being part of a tract of land containing six hundred and forty acres taken up by John FORBES and drew by Polly FORBES No. 5 bounded as follows. Begining at a stake in the edge of the Old in the Old Pattent line. Thirty poles from then runing the old line So. thirty East twenty five poles to the corner the other old fence roes So. thirty three west forty five & a half pole to a small hickory the other corner then So. fifty five East twenty six pole to the other corner of the fence then along the other fence roe then So twenty seven west one hundred and five pole to the other corner of the fence then along the other fence roe No. sixty two west fifty six pole to a stake in the old pattent line then along the old line No. thirty one East to the begining containing forty one acres to have and to hold the said land bounded as aforesaid with all woods waters timber profits thereunto belonging or in way appertaining unto the said Arthur FORBES his heirs and assigns forever and I the said Robert GWALTNEY for myself my heirs executors administrators promise and agree and with the said Arthur FORBES that the said land bargained sold and delivered I do hereby warrant and defend from the claim of any person or persons whatever. In witness I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 14th day of February 1811

Signed Sealed and

Robert R. GWALTNEY {Seal}

Delivered in the Presents of us

Sally FORBES

Test John C. BROOKS

Pitt County November Term 1811 This deed was exhibited into open Court and proved in due form of law on oath by John C. BROOKS one of the subscribing witness thereto and ordered that it be registered

Attest Alexander EVANS CLK by Richard EVANS DC

Amos Evans & William Roundtree to Arthor Forbes, September 22, 1815 Pitt Deed Book T, p. 122

Know all men by these presents that Amos EVANS and William ROUNDTREE both of the County of Pitt & State of North Carolina planters doth by these presents for an inconsideration of the sum of seven hundred & fifty dollars to us in hand paid by Arthor FORBES of the County & State aforesaid the receipt whereof we do acknowledge ourselves fully satisfied contented & paid & do by the presents bargain sell, convey & confirm to the said Arthor FORBES he his his heirs assigns a certain tract or parcell of land with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging lying in the County aforesaid & on the south side of Tar River beginning at a gum in the swamp running north thirty one degrees east one hundred & seventy eight pole to the river then down the river south seventy four east sixty pole to my corner on the river then with my line south thirty one degrees west to a gum in the swamp one hundred & seventy seven pole then up the swamp to the beginning containing sixty six acres to have & to hold the said land bounded as aforesaid with all house orchards timber woods waters profits & commodities thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the said Arthor FORBES his heirs executors administrators or assignees forever & we the said Amos EVANS & William ROUNDTREE for ourselves our heirs executors administrators and doth covenant promise to and with the said Arthor FORBES the land bargained sold and delivered and the same with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging we the said Amos EVANS & William ROUNDTREE doth by these presents doth warrant secure & defend to be free & clear from the claim of any person or persons whatsoever. In witness we Amos EVANS & William ROUNDTREE have set our hands & sealed this 22nd of September 1815.

Signed Sealed & delivered Ack’d Amos EVANS {Seal}

In presents of us

Willm ROUNDTREE {Seal}

Charles F. TISON

John (his mark) MCGOWN

J. Roundtree (?) as to ROUNDTREE

Pitt County November term 1815 This deed was exhibited into open Court & acknowledged by Amos EVANS to be his act & deed and prove in due form of law on oath by Jesse ROUNDTREE as to its execution by Wm ROUNDTREE ordred that it be registered Alexander EVANS CLK




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