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Ginns in North Carolina in the 1700's
Posted by: Mitchell Ginn (ID *****5732) Date: April 14, 2006 at 16:08:19
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Ginns in 1700 North Carolina

1696….Christopher Ginn, Robert Alexander, and John Alexander of West Moreland Co., Virginia receive a grant of 1428 acres of land in West Moreland Co.. This land was surveyed on Jan. 27. (deed book 1, p. 303) Christopher Ginn would have been born before 1675 to be at least 21 when he receives this grant.
1704….Christopher Gwin and Rowland Gwyn are listed on Nansemond Co., Virginia Quit Rent List
1715….William Guin is a witness to a land sale from William and Mary Braswell to Matthew Capps and another to Henry Wheeler in Bertie Co. (Morratuck River and Cypress Swamp references)
1715….William Guin witnesses a land sale from William and Mary Braswell to John Steward on June 5 in Bertie Co. (600 acres north of Youra).
1721….William Ginn appears on Chowan Precinct tax list.
1726….Moses Ginn and wife Mary(former wife of William Braswell who died in 1720) sold 360 acres to John Powers in Bertie Co. on Nov. 4.
1726….Mary Braswell Ginn gives John Dew power of attorney.
1728….Moses Ginn and wife Mary quit claim on May 12 to Wm. Braswell, son of William Braswell and Mary alias Ginn, all manner of dower right and title in Bertie Co.
1728….Moses and Mary Ginn buys 240 acres from step-son William Braswell on Aug. 7 in Bertie Co. on Youraha Swamp between land of Thomas Daughtry and Hardy Council.
1729…. Moses Ginn and wife Mary give to William Bracewell, Jr. all rights of dower of any kind in the property of William Bracewell Deceased on May 13. Witnessed by John Bonde and John Howard. (Bertie Co. deed book C, p.119)
1729….Christopher Ginn sells land to James Williamson in Edgecombe Co.. Christopher is listed as merchant.
1733….Christopher Ginn, Sr. and Jr. receive land in Edgecomb. (NC Bertie Co. deed book 1 by Bell)
1739….Christopher Ginn receives grant of 900 acres in Edgecombe Co. (NC Colonial Records Book 4).
1741….Christopher Ginn sells 150 acres to James Braswell (step-son of Moses Ginn and son of William Braswell) on Jan. 5 on the south side of Roanake River at the mouth of Fort Branch at Joseph Morris’ corner in Edgecombe Co..
1742….Christopher Ginn receives 400 acres in Edgecomb on May 6 on Southside of Fishing Creek.
1742….Christopher Ginn, Jr. of Beaufort Co. sells to his father of Edgecombe Co. 600 acres on south side of Roanoke River in February.
1743….Christopher Ginn, Sr. sells the same 600 acres (Halifax deed book 5, p.114-167, and 178) 1744….Christopher Ginn(Guin), Jr. pays 12 pounds Virginia currency to William Rhoads for 20+/- acres in Edgecombe Co. on May 23.. Land is in the mouth of a branch on Tar River. Witnessed by William Bryan, and James Atkinson
1744….Christopher Ginn petitions for a patent of land containing 200 acres in Edgecomb and 200 acres in Beaufort Co. NC on Nov. 18. The next day he proves his right to the land by listing two whites and nine blacks.
1745….Christopher Ginn, Jr. of Beaufort Co. sold land to William Phelps in January(book 2, p.439)
1746…. Moses Ginn is listed for land entry in the Deep River area of Bladen Co. on Oct. 6. Grant not ripened.
1746….Joshua Ginn sells 350 acres in Bladen Co. “where he now lives” to Valentine Bracewell on Oct. 6. This land is on the SW side of Deep River beginning at the lower end of the great falls, running down E. Moseley. Money paid was ten pound paper.
1746….Christopher Ginn of Beaufort Co. sold William Spier 640 acres on north side of Pamlico and CowPen Landing, “land where I now live”.
1748….Moses Ginn surveyed 200 acres on the west side of Deep River on Feb.1.
1748….Christopher Ginn (Gewinn) made his will in Edgecombe Co. on April 2. His son and executor was Christopher Ginn (Gewin). His daughter and executrix was Mary Harrell. Grandsons Lott, Abel and Christopher Harrell were also executrix. The will was witnessed by James Braswell, Benjamin Braswell, and Abraham Dew. Lott was to get plantation where Christopher lived on Tar River, Conetoe Swamp, and Burton’s lines. Abel and Christopher were to get remainder of land.
1748….Joshua Ginn and James Cone are listed as chainbearers for platted land purchased by William Burk on the Haw River area of Bladen Co. on Dec. 5.
1749….Christopher Ginn, Jr. witnesses a deed for Henry Snoad to William Speir in Beaufort Co.
1750….The inventory of Christopher Ginn(Guin), Sr.’s estate was submitted by Mary Harrell in Edgecomb on May 9.
1752….Christopher Ginn, Jr. purchases land partly in Edgecombe Co. and partly in Johnston Co..
1753….Joshua Ginn listed as chain bearer with Dougall McFale for Neill McNeill for two tracts of land 150 acres each in Bladen Co.. One tract on McNeills Creek the place where Joshua Ginn lives…begin at a pine on the west side of the creek. The other tract on McNeills Creek the place where Wallis Johnston lived…begin at red oak.
1754….Scarbrough Ginn and David Smith are chain bearers for 200 acres of surveyed land for Robert Love on Jan. 8 in Bladen Co.
1754….Henry Ginn(Gwin) appears on list of men commanded by Capt. Charles King in Chowan Co. on Nov. 23.
1755….Moses Ginn appears on Orange Co. tax list.
1757….Moses Ginn and Lewis Brantley are chain carriers for warrant dated May 14 for Joseph Fuller for land in the Deep River and Rocky River areas of Orange Co..
1757….Christopher Ginn(Guin) is listed with others on petition in Craven Co. SC for Justice of Peace on June 16.
1759….Moses Ginn, planter, receives grant of deed on August 6 for 433 acres on the Rocky River in Orange Co.. Land was surveyedJune 3, 1758, John Rhodes and Joseph Jones, SCC.
1759….John Ginn listed on Rowan Co. tax list.
1759….George Ginn listed on Rowan Co. tax list.
1759….Joshua Ginn listed as Private in Capt. James Leslie’s Co. of Col. Richard Richardson’s Regt. For Cherokee Expedition. Served from Oct. 8 to Jan. 8 1760.
1762….Christopher Ginn, Jr. sells land partly in Edgecombe Co. and partly in Johnston Co. to John Faulk, Jr. of Dobbs Co.
1762….Christopher Ginn, Jr. receives land grant in Arson Co. on Browns Creek (grant #0287 Raleigh).
1763….Christopher Ginn’s (Guin) old 100 acre tract of land on the north bank of Tar River and on Indian Creek adjoining Drew Smith which he sold to Nathaniel Hickman was resold to Thomas Spell by Hickman on April 27 in Edgecombe Co.. This land originally was purchased as part of a 2000 acre tract by John Green on Dec. 6, 1732. It was later conveyed to Francis Bettis, from Bettis to Charles Evans, from Evans to Christopher Ginn(Guin).
1765….Jacob Ginn vs Christopher Garlington listed on the Dobbs Co. July Court.
1769….Jacob Ginn appears on Dobbs Co. tax list with one poll.
1769….Hardy Ginn appears on Dobbs Co. tax list with one poll.
1770….Jacob Ginn witnesses deeds (NC deed book 1, p.89-90) in Wayne Co. on Mar. 19. Jacob Ginn is also mentioned as a witness to a deed between John Rowell and John Moore (NC deed book 1, p.90)
1772….Moses, William, Stewart, Scarbora, and Shadrack Ginn were all listed on a Muster Roll of Capt. John Birdsong’s Company from Chatham Co. NC Regimental Return made on Sept. 23.
1778….(possibly 1770)Hardy Ginn received his bounty of $100 from Richard Caswell on May 19 for his service as a volunteer in the Dobbs Regiment from Dobbs Co.
1778… Hardy Ginn begins serving in Bradley’s and Dixon’s Co.s in the 10th NC Continential Line from July 20, 1778 to April 25, 1782.
1778….Jacob Ginn begins serving in Jones’ Co. in the 10th NC Continential Line from Dec. 11, 1781 to Dec. 1, 1782.
1779….Jacob Ginn witnesses 2 deeds between John Rowell and John Moore on March 19.
1779….Moses Ginn(Gwinn) appears on Orange Co. tax list
1779….William Ginn enlists in Coll’s Co. for 2 ˝ years Mustered in Feb., deserts in April of 1779.
1780….Hardy Ginn appears on Dobbs Co. tax list.
1780….Henry Ginn appears on Dobbs Co. tax list.
1781….Jacob Ginn begins serving in Jones’ Co. in the 10th NC Continential Line from Dec. 11, 1781 to Dec. 1, 1782. (Discharged under the name Elijah Ginn, his substitute and assumed son). Jacob Ginn is transferred to Co.G 2nd NC under Capt. Coleman’s Co. and was present on the roll for Feb. 18.
1781….Hardy Ginn(Giun) enlists in Dixon’s Company for 12 months on April 25.
1781….Roland Ginn(Giun) enlists in Rhode’s Co. for 12 months in July.
1782….Hardy Ginn appears on Dobbs Co. tax list.
1783….Isaac Ginn (not the Elbert Co. Isaac) is mentioned as living on Basses Swamp on May 11 in deed from Cornelious Durdino to William Newsom for 250 acres on east side of swamp.
1784….Lydda Ginn (probable wife of Jacob Ginn) receives 5 shillings in the will of her father Jacob Langston in Wayne Co. on Dec. 25. (note: Jacob Langston had a brother named Isaac)
1785….Jacob Ginn is mentioned in a deed book living on Coopers Swamp adjoining Pasco Peele and Willis Bryant in Wayne Co. (NC deed book 2, p.154)
1785….Christopher Ginn, Jr. and James Ginn were paying taxes on land in in Chatham Co., Ga.
1785….David Ginn receives Rev. War Grant as former NC Private on Sept. 30 for 640 acres.
1785….Henry Ginn receives Rev. War Grant as former NC Private on Sept. 30 for 640 acres to Heirs.
1786….Jacob Ginn was present at estate sale of Jesse Barden in Wayne Co., on Oct. 25.
1786….Jacob Ginn on Wayne Co. tax list, not land owner
1786….Jesse Ginn on Wayne Co. tax list, not land owner (listed together with Jacob)
1786….Jesse and Elisha Ginn worked on road from Mrs. Patience Cobb’s into the road from Henry Horne to Shadrach Simms. David Cobb was road project overseer. Minutes of County Pleas and Quarters Sessions 1787-1794, p. 10. Wayne Co.
1787….Elisha Ginn and Jesse Ginn are paid 6 pounds each for work in the crop for Stephen Cobb’s deceased father James Cobb during Wayne Co. April Court.
1788….Jacob Ginn on Wayne Co. tax list
1788….Jesse Ginn on Wayne Co. tax list (listed together with Jacob)
1789….Jesse Ginn witnessed deed from John Pickren to his sons in Wayne Co. on May 9. (NC deed book 2 (or 4), p.387)
1790….Hardy Ginn listed on Wayne Co. census
1790….Elisha Ginn listed on Edgecombe Co. census with a wife and a son under 16.
1790….Jesse Ginn listed on Elbert Co., Ga. census.
1790….William Ginn and Elizabeth Ginn listed on Chatham Co. census as heads of households.
1790….George Ginn listed on Beaufort Co. census as self over 16, 1 male under 16, and 4 females.
1790….Moses Ginn is on Beaufort Co., S.C. census.
1790….Hardy Ginn and wife sell land in Anson Co.
1791….Elisha Ginn witnessed the will of Daniel Cobb at the January Court.
1791….Hardy Ginn gives power of attorney to Durham Hall, attorney,to receive said Ginn’s final settlement certificate due for service as a soldier in the NC Continential Establishment. Dobbs Co. March 16.
1791….Jacob Ginn gives power of attorney to Joseph Martin, attorney, to receive all that is due said Ginn for his service as a NC Continential soldier before Justices of the Peace John Stanton and Eli Powell of Wayne Co. on April 26.
1792….Jacob Ginn’s former homesite is mentioned in Wayne Co. deed book 5, p.405 as “East side of Basses Swamp whereon Jacob Ginn formerly lived”.(note: Pasco Peele also lived on Basses Swamp in the 1770’s. He later moved to Elbert Co., Ga.)
1793….Jesse Ginn receives 283 acres as a grant in Elbert Co., Ga.
1795….Jesse Ginn receives land grant in the name of himself, his wife, and 3 children. He receives 100 acres for himself, 50 acres for wife, and 50 acres for oldest child.
1795….George Ginn purchases 100 acres on Patchett Branch in Craven Co. from Hardy Gatlin on July 7.(Craven Co. deed book 32, p.383)
1795….Jesse Ginn witnesses a deed on July 18 for Nicholas and Rebecca Long to William Teasley. Deed book C, p. 128. Proved by Jesse Ginn on July 19, 1796.
1796….Jacob, Elisha, Jesse and Luke Ginn are mentioned in estate sale of James Cobb at July Term of Court in Wayne Co.
1796….James Ginn receives 640 acres on Dec. 22 for service of 84 months by John Hunter.
1799….Jesse Ginn mentioned in Elbert Co., Ga. deed on Jan. 26 for Nicholas and Rebecca Patterson to George Thomason as living on adjoining property of deeded 200 acres. Deed book F, p. 16.
1800….Hardy Ginn and wife sell land in Anson Co.
1809….Jacob Ginn listed in accounts record of a general store in Elbert Co., Ga.
1811….Hardy Ginn and wife sell land in Anson Co.
1816…. George Ginn had died in the previous months in Craven Co.. At the March term of Court of Craven, the court instructed the Sheriff of said county to collect the debt owed by the deceased George Ginn to Charles Roach for 20 barrels of tar, naming Jesse Ginn as the heir of said George Ginn. The 1818 Court minutes later show Jesse Ginn could not be found and the land was sold to pay the debt. Jesse Ginn would have been at least 21 by 1816. It is believed that Jesse had moved to Dobbs Co. after his father had died to live with other family members.

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