Johnsons in Surry North Carolina

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Surry, North Carolina, United States
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Introduction

This is a compilation of some historical records pertaining to certain Johnson families primarily in the south district of Surry County North Carolina, the area latter part of Yadkin County, NC. The earlier records here also contain records from current Surry Co NC area, Wilkes County, and Stokes County principally. This is not a complete collection of the records available, but may help those researching in this area to separate some of the Johnsons with similar names and from different families. The inclusion of people within these records does not necessarily imply relatedness.

The records include individuals with identical names from related and presumably unrelated families within the same area. Where the available records show beyond doubt that it is associated with a specific person, I may indicate it in a notation or by color coding. Some of the records are linked by identification of the original signatures. An example is Jesse Johnson whose original signature is found on an 1803 marriage bond for a Samuel Johnson is the identical signature on the original copy of William Johnson Sr will from 1821 and earlier and later records before presumably leaving the county. Many original document containing signature from some of these subjects are available in the NC state archives in Raleigh, NC. Since records contained within the county deed, estate, and court books are copied by the clerk, they offer no help in matching identically spelled names. Fortunately the North Carolina State Archives house many original documents containing the authors signatures. These include original wills, marriage bonds, petitions to the court, returns filed in estate settlements, and transfer of land grants from one person to another. In some cases a Johnson if found to be the recorder of a county record such as a constable.


My principle interest is in search the family links for William Johnson who was married to an Elizabeth and died in 1821 leaving a will listing his wife, sons, and daughters. Between Surry County NC and the neighboring counties many of the Johnson names are found numerous times. Duplicate names include but not limited to multiple William, Jesse, Samuel, Thomas, Jeffery, Ashley, and others Johnson. An example is William Johnson, where there are at least 4-5 around 1800 within the County of sufficient age to be included in the records. There are likely at least twice that many if you consider children to young to be listed in transactions, census, and tax records. Some of the names are more unique like Baley Johnson, at least within the county. In many cases a definite or very probable connection can be made between the different names to identify the same person or their family. Land records can show a person over time when the details of the land purchase or grant are found in a latter deed by the original owner or their heirs. The reference within surveys to a persons prior survey or land from deed can place them further back in county history. Some are connections by reasonable assumption, as when a person of the same Surname is found on a marriage bond they are likely a brother or father of the groom. Obviously the Sr. or Jr. suffix when included in document can suggest a person as having a son or father of the same name. However, Jr. or Sr in not definitive in being the son or father of someone of the same name. It is used also to distinguish an elder from a young person of the same name whether related or not. A deed or court record may clarify the relation ship in the text of the records. One of the several William Johnson is at least once referred to as William Johnson the Quaker in a County Court record.


The Samuel Johnson who married Hannah Brown is associated with Deep Creek Meeting House and cemetery and would appear to be another Quaker member, possibly a son or other relative to William Johnson the Quaker or Ashley Johnson Sr. and Robert Johnson also appear to be associated with this group of Johnsons.


William Johnson Sr. husband of Elizabeth who died in 1821. Many of William Johnson Sr's (died 1821) family members seem to be absent after 1821 - 1822 when they sold all or most of the family property and it is believed by other researchers that they migrated to other states through Tennessee. Estate papers for William Johnson's Surry county Will contains a schedule filed in Warren County, TN by his son-in-law, Levi Jarvis, in October of 1821. Several of the other sons names are found in Warren County also at the same time in the early to mid 1820's. I'm unable to trace Samuel Johnson the son of William Johnson Sr at this time with certainty. He was alive in 1821 as was his brother William Johnson Jr since they are listed in the 1821 will document. They were not witnesses to either the will or the sale of land after William Johnson Sr.'s death. This leads me to believe that may have already left the area by 1821. This Samuel also, as far as I can determine, is absent from census and tax lists in Surry Co after 1803. He can be distinguished from the other Samuel Johnson married that same year to a Hannah Brown and is listed as being the son of Martha Johnson in a deed.


I am interested is finding any connection that might show William Johnson Sr. son Samuel Johnson might be the Samuel Johnson in Christian County, KY who moved there in 1811 comming from Robertson Co., TN originally from NC and whose mother's name was Elizabeth.

Chronological Surry Co NC Records

1700's Records

1771 Surry Co, NC List of Taxables

1771 Surry Co, NC List of Taxables
NameTotal polls B & WResearchers comments
Johnson, John3
Johnston, John Jr1
Johnston, Jeffrey4
Johnston, Thomas2
Johnston, William2
Johnston, Ben1
Johnston, Benjamin1
Johnston, Moses1
Johnston, William1

1772 Surry Co, NC List of Taxables

1772 Surry Co, NC List of Taxables
NameTotal polls B & WResearchers comments
Johnson, William1
Johnson, William1
Johnson, John Sr2
Johnston, Joseph1
Johnston, Jeffery4

1774 Surry Co, NC List of Taxables

1774 Surry Co, NC List of Taxables
NameTotal polls B & WResearchers comments
Doctor Bonn's District
Johnson, Robert & wench Rachel2
Johnston,Ashly & Negro Ned2
M. Armstrong's List
Johnston, Ben & son Ruben2
Johnston, Thomas, Wiliam & Thomas3Adj. A Spear, R Spear, Wm Redings, Ridins, Reeves
Benjamin Cleveland's List
Johnston, Jeffre & John, Negr. Lett3
Johnston, Benjamin1
Johnston, William1
Johnston, John1

1775 Surry Co, NC List of Taxables

1775 Surry Co, NC List of Taxables
NameTotal polls B & WResearchers comments
Joseph Williams List
Johnson, Thomas, sons William & Thomas3
Abraham Creson's List
Johnston, John (joiner) 1
Benjamin Cleveland's List
Johnson, John1
Johnson, William1
Johnson, Benjamin1
Johnson,Jeffree & Samuel, Negro Ned, James Roo4

Nego Ned, James Roo


1775 Taxables 1775 "An acount of Taxable taken by Joseph Williams 1775" Thomas Johnson, sons William Johnson and Thomas Johnson 3 nearby listed Henry Speer, Wm Hudspeth, John Sneed

1776, Sept 7th: John Hogan to William Johnson Deed of Land on Belew's creek Dan river

1776, Sept 7th: John Hogan to William Johnson Deed of Land on Belew's creek Dan river
John Hogan of Orange County of NC and William Johnston of the town of Hillsborough and County aforesaid of the other part. for the sum of 100 pds to John Hogan a tract of land in Surry county on the waters of Blew's creek on Dan River
Begin oak e 35 chains wo
S 100 chains bo
W 82 chains post in Sinvall's ? line
N 15 chains bo
W 10 chains hick
N 45 chain post
E ?57? chains to wo
N 40 chains to the first station
Witness: John M__?, Peter Smith, Signed John Hogan
Recorded at Oct 2nd 1778 Court
Surry County, NC Deed Book B pg 198

1777 Surry County NC Taxables

1777 Surry County NC Taxables
Name Improvement Value Negro Value Horse Value Cattle Value Cash Interest Stocks Researchers Comments
Jabez Jervis District
Johnson, Moses 0 0 0 0 2 40 2 6 2:8:0 0 0
Johnson, William 1 80 0 0 2 45 9 27 0:0:0 0 0
Johnson, Thomas 1 25 0 0 2 3 12 36 0:12:6 0 0
Johnson, Joseph 17500385824 1:12:0 7:8:0 0
Adjacent Moses Mears, Richard Wooton, George Holcomb

1778, Aug 12th: North Carolina Land Grant to William Johnson 300 Acres

NC to WILLIAM JOHNSON 300 Acres land on South side of Yadkin River river below white rock ford (where he lives) beginning at the mouth of the branch then running down river ___ complement including whereon he now lives (#535)

1779 Dec (Entry Date), North Carolina Land Grant to William Johnson Sr 300 A South side of Yadkin River

1786 June 12, North Carolina Land Grant to William Johnson (m Elizabeth) 300 A South side of Yadkin River
Surveyed June 12, 1786, Recorded at county court 1787. (Sold by Wm Johnson Heirs in 1821)
State of North Carolina to all to whom these presents shall come Know ye that we for and in consideration of the sum of forty shillings for every hundred acres hereby granted paid unto our Treasury by William Johnson have given and granted and by these presentes do give and grant unto the said William Johnson a tract of Land containing 300 Acres lying and being in our county of Surry on the Yadkin River.
Beginning at W.Oak on the bank of said river at the mouth of a small branch
runs South 30 degrees West up the meanders of said river 18 chains to a white oak
thence South 25 degrees West 46 chains to a white oak
thence West 30 chains to a W.oak on the bank of said river
then down the meanders of the river to the begining
Jeffery Johnson and Thomas Johnson - chain carriers
H. Speer - county surveyor

Entry #535, Grant# 1309, Entry date Dec 1779, Survey date June 12, 1786, Issue date Dec 1790. Surry County, NC Deed Book D pg 236.

William Johnson 300 Acres
William Johnson 300 Acres

1779 June 19, Thomas Johnson to William Johnson 182A Panther Creek

1779 June 19, Thomas Johnson to William Johnson 182A Panther Creek
(William Johnson sold this tract in 1782) Thomas Johnson of Surry County NC to William Johnson of the same for 500 shiilins by by William Johnson, Land on Panther Creek, 182 acres.
Calls:
Beginning at a poplar on Lanier's line
W 40 chains to a stake
S 40 chains to white oak
E 18 chains to a pine on ridge of rocks
along said ridge near (?unclear 10 deg ?) so it strikes the N and S line
thence N along the said line to the 1st station.
Witness: Thomas Johnson, Philip Johnson
Filed August session 1779.
Surry County, NC Deed Book A pg 271
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1779 Sept 9, North Carolina Land Grant to William Johnson 100 Acres South side of Yadkin River

State of NC to William Johnson Grant of 100 Acres on South side of Yadkin River adjacent to himself (Entry #1725) transferred to Greenwood
This plan represents a tract of land surveyed for Abner Greenwood on the yadkin river, the south side, by a transfer from Wm Johnson to sd Greenwood
Beginning at a Black Oak on the Bank of Sd River, on William Johnson line
Running East along the same 22.5 chains to Post Oak,
Thence South 45 chain to a Post,
West 22.5 chain to a stake in Bohanans line
Then North along the same to the River, and
Down the river to the beginning
Including one hundred acres
Surveyed May 28th 1785
Chain Carriers Jas. Samford and Alex. Bohanan. Surveyor H. Speer.
Entry #1725, Grant# , Entry date April 7, 1784, Issue date May 18, 1789. NC archives File #1128, Deed bk
Thomas Johnson 100 Acres
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Thomas Johnson 100 Acres

1779 Oct 26, North Carolina land grant to Thomas Johnson 100 Acres South side of Yadkin River and mouth of Fall Creek

1779 Oct 26, State of NC to Thomas Johnson Grant of 100 Acres on South side of Yadkin River, mouth of Fall Creek
This plan represents a tract of land surveyed for Thomas Johnson on the south side of the yadkin river at the mouth of Fall Creek.
Beginning at a Beech on the south bank or Yadkin River, running thence
South 39 chains to post oak
South 80 West 12 chains to a maple on south bank of said creek at the mouth of a small branch thence
South 34 West up said branch 12 chains to white oak agreed on with George Halcomb
West 13 chains to white oak in a small branch, thence
Down the meanders of the same 12 chains to the river, thence
Down the meanders of the same to the beginning Including 100 acres.
Chain Carriers Philip Halcomb and Zopher Jean. Surveyor H.M. Speer for Robt. Lanier.
Entry #539, Grant#394, Entry date Nov 1778, Issue date Oct 1782. NC archives File #395, Deed bk B: 242, 243 24 Oct 1782
Thomas Johnson 100 Acres
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Thomas Johnson 100 Acres


According to Revolutionary War pension application (pension record S7095) a William Johnson moved from Surry county to Wilkes county in 1780.


====1782 Surry Co NC Tax Lists

1782 Surry Co, NC Tax Lists
Name Page Horses Cattle Acres Location Researcher's Comments
Capt. Cook's District
Johnson, Henry pg. 2 2 6 200 Deep River
Johnson, Elisha pg. 6 1 1 - -
Johnson, Ashley pg. 6 5 14 300 Muddy Crk
Johnson, Samuel pg. 8 4 4 200 -
Capt. Martin's District
Johnson, John pg.20 0 2 - -
Capt. Pinklies District
Johnson, William (single) pg.43 0 0 - -
Capt Wright's District
Johnson, Isaac pg.58 2 4 100 waters Hunting Crk
Johnson, Charles pg.60 3 5 200 waters Hunting Crk
Johnson, John pg.62 1 2 - -
Johnson, William pg.62 2 3 - waters Hunting Crk
Capt Dyers District
Johnson, Jeffery pg.72 2 5 200 -
Johnson, Thomas pg.74 3 2 - -
Johnson, Moses pg.74 1 0 - -
Johnson, William pg.74 3 5 600 -
Capt. Lovell's District
Johnson, John pg.80 1 6 300 -

1782 Oct. 23, William Johnson(Wilkes Co) to Robert Lanier Deed of Land 184 Acres Panther Creek

1782 Oct. 23, William Johnson(Wilkes Co) to Robert Lanier Deed of Land 184 Acres Panther Creek
(Purchased from Thomas Johnson 1779) William Johnson of Wilkes Co, NC to Robert Lanier for 80 pounds 182 acres on Panther Creek adj to Lanier. Signed William Johnson
Calls
Begin: Poplar in Laniers line
W 40 chains to a stake
S 40 chains to WO
E 18 chains to pine on a ridge of rocks then along ridge of rocks near 10 degrees south it strikes the N and S line
Thence N along the said line to the first station
Witness: Mary (?Many) Hughes, Johnson Summers (his mark), Signed Wm. Johnson
Recorded at Aug 1786 court by oath of Johnson Summers.
Surry County, NC Deed Book C pg 449
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1784 Apr. 13, North Carolina Land Grant to William Johnson (m Elizabeth) 300 Acres Forbis Creek

1784 Apr. 13, North Carolina Land Grant to William Johnson (m Elizabeth) 300 Acres Forbis Creek
Surveyed Apr 18 1784, Recorded in county court Nov. 9 1787. (Sold in 1788 to Hobson)
Begin at post oak
S 58 W 25 chains crossing said creek to post oak,
S 30 chains to post oak,
E 15 chains to post oak,
S 40 chains to pine,
E 40 chains to pine,
N32 chains corssing creek to white oak,
W13 chains to black oak,
N 40 chains to post oak, then to the beginning.
John Lakey and Maner Lakey - chain carriers, Henry Speer Surveyor
Surry Co, NC Deed Book C, pg 363
William Johnson 300 Acres
William Johnson 300 Acres


1784 April 27, Thomas Johnson to John Bohanon Deed of Land 100 Acres on South side of Yadkin River Fall Creek

1784 April 27, Thomas Johnson to John Bohanon Deed of Land 100 Acres on South side of Yadkin River, mouth of Fall Creek
Thomas Johnson to John Bohanon 150 pounds for 100 acres south side of Yadkin River mouth of Fall Creek.
Calls:
Beginning at a Beech on south bank or river
S 39 chains to post oak
S 80 W 12 chains to a maple on south bank of said creek
S 34 W up said creek 12 chains to white oak
W 13 chains to white oak on a small branch
Down said branch 12 chains to the river
Down the river to the beginning.
Witness William Johnson, William York.
Signed Thomas Johnson.
Surry County, NC Deed Book C pg 48-49. Later Ayers Hudspeth, Later Daniel Bills
Thomas Johnson 100 Acres
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Thomas Johnson 100 Acres

1785 Oct 25, North Carolina land grant to Jeffery Johnson 200 Acres South side of Yadkin River

1785 Oct 25, North Carolina land grant to Jeffery Johnson 200 Acres South side of Yadkin River
NC to JEFFERY JOHNSON 200 Acres south side of Yadkin river adjoining William Johnson including his own improvements. a tract of surveyd for Jeffery Johnson on the South side of the Yadkin river
Beginning at a Chesnut tree on the bank of said river
Runs S 20 chains to a black oak
E 6 chains to a black oak sapplin
S 33 chains to a white oak bush in Floyds old meadow
W 46 chains to a stake in William Johnson's line
North along thee same 36 chains to his corner white oak on the bank of said river
down the meanders of the same to the beginning
Including 200 acres surveyed October 25, 1785.
George Halcomb and George Dudson ) Chain carriers
H. Speer C. Surveyor.
Surry County, NC Deed Bk C, pg 367

Entry 1720, Entry Date Aug 1783, Grant 1006, Issue Date Ag 9, 1787, File #1014

Jeffery Johnson 200A
Jeffery Johnson 200A

1786 Oct 25 North Carolina Land Grant to Jeffery Johnson, 161 Acres in Surry County South side of Yadkin River

1786 Oct 25 North Carolina Land Grant to Jeffery Johnson, 161 Acres in Surry County South side of Yadkin River
A tract of land surveyed for Jeffery Johnson South side of the Yadkin river.
Beginning at a white oak bush said Johnsons south east corner of is former survey in Floyds old meadow
Runs south crossing ??nes creek 35 chains to a stake
W 46 chains to a stake in William Johnsons line,
North along the same 35 chains to a stake
East crossing said creek to the beginning
Including 161 acres surveyed Oct 25, 1786.
George Halcomb and George Dudson ) Chain carriers
H. Speer C. Sur'or (County Surveyor)
Surry County, NC Deed Book C, pg 366
Jeffery Johnson 161A
Jeffery Johnson 161A

1786 Surry County Census

1786 Surry Co NC Census
Whites Blacks
Name Page M 21-60 M <21 >60 Fem M 12-50 F 12-50 total Researcher's notes (not in original)
John Winston's District
Joseph Johnson pg 3 1-1--2Adj Goode, Hamm, Holebrook, LaFoy, Wm Brown
Capt Gaines'District Taken pr Mattw Moore, J.P.
Thomas Johnson pg2124-- Adj Deatherage, Carr, Hiett, Findly, Jas Cooke
Capt Wright's District Taken by William Cook Feb'y 1786
Ayres Hudspeth Pg1Col1 1 4 7 0 0 12
Isaac Johnson Pg1Col2 124119
John Johnson Pg1Col2 1343415
Benjamin Johnson Pg1Col2 1 0 5 0 0 6
Charles Johnson Pg1Col3 1 3 6 0 0 10
Others Pg2Col1 John Brown, Williams, Holcomb, Bohannum,Daniel Bills, Myers, Gallion, Sprinkle
Elisha Johnson Pg2Col1 2 0 1 0 0 3
John Johnson Pg2Col1 1 4 4 1 0 10
Blackburn's District Taken by Chas. McAnally Feb'y
William Johnson Col1 1 0 0 0 0
Others Boles, Wm Cook, Sam and Thos Fitzpatrick, Thos Cook

1786 Surry County Tax List

1786 Surry County NC Tax List

  • Captain Atkins' District (Located in southern region of present-day Surry, along the Yadkin River)
  • Captain Krous' District, Surry County(present day ?Forsyth)
1786 Surry Co NC Tax Lists
Captain Atkins' District
Name Acres Whites Black Researcher's notes (not in original)
Jabez Jervis2301 white
Joseph Johnson 1 white
Daniel Jervis2301 white
William Johnson3001 white
Jeffrey Johnson3611 white200 and 161 acre NC grants
Moses Johnson1??1 white
Captain Krous' District
Johnson, Ashley3802 white1 black


1786 June 12, North Carolina Land Grant to William Johnson (m Elizabeth) 300 A South side of Yadkin River

1786 June 12, North Carolina Land Grant to William Johnson (m Elizabeth) 300 A South side of Yadkin River
Surveyed June 12, 1786, Recorded at county court 1787. (Sold by Wm Johnson Heirs in 1821)
State of North Carolina to all to whom these presents shall come Know ye that we for and in consideration of the sum of forty shillings for every hundred acres hereby granted paid unto our Treasury by William Johnson have given and granted and by these presentes do give and grant unto the said William Johnson a tract of Land containing 300 Acres lying and being in our county of Surry on the Yadkin River.
Beginning at W.Oak on the bank of said river at the mouth of a small branch
runs South 30 degrees West up the meanders of said river 18 chains to a white oak
thence South 25 degrees West 46 chains to a white oak
thence West 30 chains to a W.oak on the bank of said river
then down the meanders of the river to the begining
Jeffery Johnson and Thomas Johnson - chain carriers
H. Speer - county surveyor

Entry #535, Grant# 1309, Entry date Dec 1779, Survey date June 12, 1786, Issue date Dec 1790. Surry County, NC Deed Book D pg 236.

William Johnson 300 Acres
William Johnson 300 Acres

1788 , William Johnson (m Elizabeth) to Stephen Hobson Deed of Land 300 Acres Forbis Creek

William Johnson and Elizabeth Johnson to Stephen Hobson both of Surry Co NC 200 pounds current money for 300 Acres on Forbushes Creek. Acquire originally as a grant from NC
Begin Post Oak S 58 W 25 chains crossing sd creek to PO
S 30 Chains PO,
E 15 chains PO,
S 40 chains Pine,
E 40 chains pine,
N 32 chains crossing sd creek to WO,
W 13 chains to BO,
n 40(?) chains to PO then to beginning.
300 Acres. Witness Geo Wooten & Isaac Stubbs
William Johnson (Seal)
Elizabeth Johnson (her mark)
Surry County, NC, Deed Book D, pg 399
William Johnson 300 Acres
William Johnson 300 Acres


1789 Deed Book D, pg 70 Hobson to Stubbs Feb 10, 1789

Stephen Hobson to Isaac Stubbs, 66 pounds 100 acres on Forbis's Creek part of larger tract granted to William Johnson by the state of NC Wittness: Thos. Vestal, Saml Stubbs, Signed Stephen Hobson and Rachel Hobson

1789 Aug 14 Surry Co NC Court Minutes

Court appoints collectors year 1789 Adkin's District Jeffery Johnson
Committee appointed to receive county claims Jeffery Johnson, Constable Adkins' district 4 days

1789 Deed Book D, 463 Dec. 21, 1789 Witness William and George Johnson

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1789 Surry County NC Tax List

1789 Surry Co NC Tax Lists
Captain Atkins' District
Name Acres Whites Black Researchers Notes (not in original)
Johnson, William3001
Johnson, Moses1601
Johnson, Jeffrey2001


1789 the eastern half of Surry County became Stokes County

1790 Surry County NC Tax List

1790 Surry Co NC Tax Lists
Name Acres Whites Black Horses Researchers Notes (not in original)
Captain Atkins' District
Johnson, William2601
Johnson, Jeffrey2001
Johnson, Moses1601
Johnson, Joseph2001
Captain Hudspeth's District
Johnson, Elisha-1
Elisha for Robt Johnson5001
Johnson, John3341
Johnson, Benjamin-1

1790 Census

Surry County NC 1790 Census
Head M>16 M<16 WF Other Slave Researchers notations
Johnson, Archibald10200
Johnson, Charles14200
Johnson, John15400
Johnson, Isaac22504
Johnson, Elisha 10300
Johnson, John41400
Johnson, Benjamin12100
Johnson, John20100
Johnson, John Jr12500
Jervis, Jabez20200
Johnson, Isaac10000
Johnson, William25300
Johnson, Jeffrey22300
Johnson, Moses12500
Johnson, Joseph14600

1790 Sept 22, North Carolina Land Grant to William Johnson 129 Acres Forbis's Creek

1790 Sept 22, North Carolina Land Grant to William Johnson 129 Acres Forbis's Creek
(Sold to Brown 1796)
North Carolina grants William Johnson 129 acres land on the waters of Forbis's Creek of the Yadkin River joining Samuel Guin's line and William Johnson's Entry and John Martin's line including William Bills's improvement where Francis Garner formerly lived. Grant#1518, Entry#233, Bk 76 pg 388. Issue date Dec 24, 1792, Entry date Feb 22, 1787
Beg: PO Gwinn's corner,
E 14 chains PO,
N 13.5 chains PO Johnson's corner,
w 14.5 chains PO,
N 15 chains PO,
W 39 chains SO,
S 29 chains to stake then to beginning.
William Brown, John Noblit Chain Carriers, H. Speer C. Surveyor
Surry County NC, Deed Book E, pg 104
William Johnson 129 Acres
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William Johnson 129 Acres

1791 Surry County NC Tax List

1791 Surry Co NC Tax Lists
Name Acres Whites Black Horses Researchers Notes (not in original)
Captain Atkins' District
Johnson, William4731
Johnson, Jeffrey2001
Johnson, Moses--
Captain Hudspeth's District
Johnson, Benjamin-1-
Johnson, Isaac30011
Captain Jones' District
Johnson, Elisha2501-
Captain Scott's District
Johnson, Archilous2501-
Johnson, John3341-
Captain Benge's District
Johnson, Charles2001-
Captain Burche's District
Johnson, John Jr-1-
Captain Humphrey's District
Johnson, James1001-

1791 Dec. 1, Stephen Hide to William Johnson Deed of Land 200 Acres Fall Creek

(Sold to Sampson Bass 1797)
Stephen Hide to William Johnson for 100 pounds 200 acres on waters of Fall Creek adjacent to Ellis Fouler and George Holcomb; Grant Jesse Stamford 9 Nov 1787
Beginning at a Black oak on main Fall Cr. conditional line between Ellis Fouler and Geo Holcomb
West to little fork of said creek thence near or on said course to a White oak on the south side of same
Still forward by Red Oak to back line of said tract to intended for a corner
East 50 chains to a stake
North 10 East 20 chains to Black Gum on the creek down the said creek to the beginning.
Surry County NC, Deed Book E, pg 119

1792 Surry County NC Tax List

1792 Surry Co NC Tax Lists
Name Acres Whites Black Horses Researchers Notes (not in original)
Captain Atkins' District
Johnson, William4731--
Johnson, Jeffrey2002--
Johnson, Moses2611--
Captain Hudspeath's District
Johnson, Isaac2002-
Captain Jones' District
Johnson, Archelaus250---
Johnson, John3361--
Johnson, Elisha2501--
Johnson, William1291--
also contains Gallion, Gwin, Halcomb, Flowed, G Bills, Longino, Pettyjohn, Sprinkle
Captain Benge's District
Johnson, Charles2001-
Burche's District
Johnson, John-1-

1793 Surry County NC Tax List

1793 Surry Co NC Tax Lists
Name Acres Whites Black Horses Researchers Notes (not in original)
Captain Atkins' District
Johnson, William4731
Johnson, Jeffrey2001
Johnson, Moses--/10 vs 1 need to check original
Johnson, William Jr1611Jr may mean younger instead of son of Wm
Captain Hudspeath's District
Johnson, Isaac2002-
Johnson, Benjamin1001-
Captain Jones' District
Johnson, Archilus2501--
Johnson, John3361--
Johnson, Jonathan-1--
Johnson, William3291--
Johnson, Elisha2501--
Johnson, Anderson2501--
Also Pettyjohn, Speer, Holcomb, Reese, D. Bills
Captain Benge's District
Johnson, Charles2001-
Burche's District
Johnson, John-1-
Captain Humphrey's District
Johnson, James 1001--

1794 Surry County NC Tax List

1794 Surry Co NC Tax Lists
Name Acres Whites Black Horses Researchers Notes (not in original)
Captain Atkins' District
Johnson, William Sr4732--
Johnson, Wm of Jeffrey1611--
Johnson, Jeffery2001--
Johnson, Moses-1--
Captain Hudspeth's District
Johnson, Benjamin1001--
Johnson, Isaac26611-
Captain Jones District
Johnson, Elisha2501--
Johnson, William3291--prob 200 & 129
Johnson, Jonathan-1--
Johnson, Anderson2501--
Johnson, Strangeman-1--
Johnson, John3341--
Captain Scott's District
Johnson, Archibald2501--
Captain Benge's District
Johnson, Charles4001--
Captain Burche's District
Johnson, John-1--

1795 Surry County NC Tax List

1795 Surry Co NC Tax Lists
Name Acres Whites Black Horses Researchers Notes (not in original)
Captain Atkins' District
Johnson, William Sr4731
Johnson, Wm of Jeffery1611
Johnson, Jeffrey2001
Johnson, Wm son of Wm-1
Johnson, Moses-1
Captain Jones' District
Johnson, William3291--200 & 129 Forbis Creek
Johnson, Jonathan-1--
Johnson, Elisha2171--
Johnson, Martha157--- 157A from Pettyjohn Heirs
Johnson, Strangeman-1--
Johnson, Moses-1--
Johnson,

1796 Jan 2, William Johnson to Joel Brown Deed of Land 129 Acres Forbis's Creek

1796 Jan 2, William Johnson to Joel Brown Deed of Land 129 Acres Forbis's Creek
(Originally grant to William Johnson from NC 1792)
William Johnson Surry county to Joel Brown of Orange County for 60 pounds 129 Acres land on Forbes Creek adjacent to Gwin and said Johnson.
Begin Post Oak Gwinn's corner
E 14 chains to Post Oak
N 13 chains to Post Oak Johnson's corner
W 14.5 chains to Post oak
N 15 cahins to Post Oak
W 39 chains to Spanish Oak
S 29 chains to a stake, then to the beginning
Witness: Wm Adams Jr, Johnathan Adams
Signed William Johnson
Surry County NC, Deed Book F, pg 329
William Johnson 129 Acres
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William Johnson 129 Acres

1796 Surry County NC Tax List

1796 Surry Co NC Tax Lists
Captain Mears' District
Name Acres Whites Black Horses Researchers Notes (not in original)
Johnson, Wm son of Jeffery1601--
Johnson, Wm son of Wm1001--
Johnson, William Sr3731--
Johnson, Jeffrey2001--
Captain Jones' District
Johnson, Matthew 175---
Johnson, William 2001-- prob 329 - 129 sold
Johnson, Jonathan -1--
Johnson, Robert 2801--

1796 Aug, John Haggard and Samuel Haggard to William Johnson Deed of Land 128 Acres on Boons Creek

1796 Aug, John Haggard and Samuel Haggard to William Johnson
John Haggard and Samuel Haggard both of Surry to William Johnson of Surry 90 pds 128 Acres on Boons Creek land granted to sd John Haggard by virtue of a state deed made to him 8 Jul, 1785.


Witness: Wm Adams, John Whinery
Signed John Haggard and Samuel Haggard Seal
Proved in Surry Court Feb 1797 oath of William Adams

Surry County NC, Deed Book G, pg 16

Estate papers from Jeffery Johnson Surry Co NC deceased 1797.

(Note: side one of document)

North Carolina Surry County 4th August 1801} by virtue of the within execution I executed a tract of land the estate of Jefery Johnson dec'd whereon Jefery Johnson Jun'r now lives. signed: Jesse Johnson Conb'l (Note: Constable)

(Note: Reverse side of document)

North Carolina Surry County} To any lawful officer to execute __ you are hereby required to execute the goods and chattels, lands, and tennements __ of the estate of Jeffery Johnson dec'd as will be of value sufficient to sales by a Judgement obtained by Reuben Grant on the first day of inst? before Dan'l Bills Esq. for seven pounds 8 shillings and 10 pence and cond of trust given under my hand this 3rd day of Aug't 1801 Signed: Danl Bills.

1797 Surry County NC Tax List

1797 Surry Co NC Tax Lists
Captain Mears' District
Name Acres Whites Black Horses Researchers Notes (not in original)
Johnson, William Jr1001--
Johnson, William Sr3731--
Johnson, Wm Jef'y son1611--
Johnson, Jeffrey estate2001--
Reuben Grant, Thos Fitzpatrick, Saml Haggard, Nath Hicks
,
Captain Scott' District
Johnson, William 3281-- prob 128 & 200 (128 plus from 1796)

1797 Sept 22 William Johnson Sr to Sampson Bass Deed of Land 200 Acres Fall Creek

1797 Sept 22 William Johnson Sr to Sampson Bass Deed of Land 200 Acres Fall Creek
(Acquired by Wm Johson 1791)
William Johnson of Surry county to Sampson Bass of the same, 125 pds 200A on Fall creek granted by NC to Jesse Samford bearing date Nov 9 1787, Witnessed by Wm Johnson Jr.
Begin at Black Oak on main Fall Creek conditional line between Ellis Fowler and George Halcomb runs westward to the little fork of said creek
thence near on said course to white oak on the south side of the same
thence still forward by a red oak to the back line of said tract to a stake
thence South along said line to a stake it being intended for a corner
thence East 50 chains to a stake
thence N 10 E 8 chains to a post oak
thence N 25 E 13 chains to Post Oak
thence N 80 E 20 chains to Black Gum on said creek
Down said creek as it meanders to the beginning.
Witnesses William Johnson Jr. and Jesse Lester, Signed William Johnson
Surry County NC, Deed Book G, pg 133
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Surry Co NC Bk G pg 246 Nov 1797 Thos. Longino, exec of John Thos Longino dec'd Surry Co NC to Daniel Bills. For and in consideration of a certain sum of money 100 acres South side of Yadkin River adjacent to William Johnson and Bohannon. Thos Longino Ex'r Acknowledged Nov 1797 by sd Thos Longino Ex'r

1798 Surry County, North Carolina Tax Lists

1798 Surry County, North Carolina Tax Lists Capt Mears Dist
Persons Name Acres W Polls B Polls Horses Researcher comments (not in original)
Captain Hudspeaths District
Johnson, Elijah 217 1 2
Johnson, Samuel 157 1 Fr: Martha Johnson deeded 1799
Johnson, Robert 280 -
Johnson, William 328 1
Johnson, Archeleus 250 1
Captain Early's District
Johnston, William 286 1
Captain Mears District
Johnson, William Senr 300 1
Johnson, William 161 1

1799 Oct. 9, Martha Johnson to son Samuel Johnson Deed of Land 157 Acres North Fork Deep Creek

1799 Oct. 9, Martha Johnson to son Samuel Johnson Deed of Land 157 Acres North Fork Deep Creek
Martha Johnson to Samuel Johnson son 157 acres land on North Fork of Deep Creek corner with Jo Williams (land from part of 200 acres tract from John Pettyjohns heirs to Marth Johnson)
Martha Johnson of Surry to Samuel Johnson, son of said Martha Johnson of Surry 100 pds for 157 acres of land on the waters of North Fork Deep Creek adjacent to John Williams, lines agreed on by John PettyJohn and Peter Myers, and a line agreed on by said PettyJohn and Samuel Brown.
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Witness: Moses Bass (his mark) and Athanasus Barnett
Signed Martha Johnson (her mark)
Recorded Aug 1800 court by Barnett.
Surry County NC, Deed Book H, pg 328
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1799 Surry County, North Carolina Tax Lists

1799 Surry County, North Carolina Tax Lists [1]
Persons Name Acres W Polls B Polls Horses Other Researchers Notes (not in original)
Johnson, Isaac 100 1
Johnson, Wm son of Jeffery 361 1 200 & 161 Acre grants
Johnson, Wm Junr 100 1
Johnson, Wm Senr 300 1
Jesse Lester, Reuben Grant


1799 Nov 13th Surry Court Minutes

Jesse Johnson quallefied as Constable and entered into bond with William Johnson and Joshua Freeman securities 6 /paid

1800's Records

1800 June 14, Samuel Johnson to George D. Halcomb Deed of Land 157 Acres North Fork Deep Creek

1800 June 14, Samuel Johnson to George D. Halcomb Deed of Land 157 Acres North Fork Deep Creek
Samuel Johnson to George Halcomb both of Surry County witness William Johnson. 157 Acres 120 pds tract of land on North Fork of Deep Creek. Witness William Johnson and Drury Halcomb. Adjacent George D. Halcomb, line agreed on by John PettyJohn and Peter Miers, and a line agreed on by said PettyJohn and Samuel Brown. Part of 200 acres formerly granted John PettyJohn and the before mentioned 157 acres was conveyed by said John Pettyjohn to Martha Johnson by a mesne conveyance 5 Nov. 1794 and from her to Samuel Johnson 9 Oct 1799.
Calls
Witness: Drury Halcomb and William Johnson
Signed Samuel Johnson
Recorded Aug 1800 Court by Samuel Johnson
Surry County NC, Deed Book H, pg 329
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1800 Nov 13th Tuesday Surry Court Minutes

Jesse Johnson renewed his Constable bond with Drury Holcomb and John Summers securities. No fee paid.

1801 Estate Papers of Jeffery Johnson Sr deceased 1797

Estate papers from Jeffery Johnson Surry Co NC deceased 1797.

Document#1

No Carolina Surry County} To any lawful officer to execute and return as by law directed within thirty days Sundays excepted - you are hereby required to Summons Jesse Lester, Tabitha Johnson, and William Johnson, administrators of Jeffrey Johnson dec'd - to appear before me or some Justice of S'd county to answer the complaint of Reuben Grant of a plea of debt of a sum of nineteen pounds, nineteen shillings account ? ? given under my hand this 13th day of July 1801.

Signed: Dan'l Bills

(Reverse side of document #1)

Surry County Aug 1st 1801} Jesse Lester one of the administrators appeared and made the plea of Plene Administraait[2] and no assets in his hands.

Surry County Aug 5th 1801} The plaintif Jurored his account and obtained Judgement for seven pounds eight shillings and ten pence before me and coss of suite.

Signed: Dan'l Bills

Document#2

(side one of document)

North Carolina Surry County 4th August 1801} by virtue of the within execution I executed a tract of land the estate of Jefery Johnson dec'd whereon Jefery Johnson Jun'r now lives. signed: Jesse Johnson Conb'l

(Reverse side of document)

North Carolina Surry County} To any lawful officer to execute __ you are hereby required to execute the goods and chattels, lands, and tennements __ of the estate of Jeffery Johnson dec'd as will be of value sufficient to sales by a Judgement obtained by Reuben Grant on the first day of inst? before Dan'l Bills Esq. for seven pounds 8 shillings and 10 pence and cond of trust given under my hand this 3rd day of Aug't 1801 Signed: Danl Bills. [3]


An inventory of the Estate of Jeffery Johnson Deceased ......... (details not transcribed) This being a full and trew acount of the estate of Jeffery Johnson Deseast. Signed: William Johnson

1801 Deed Book I, pg 230 Edmund Pace to William Johnson 90A Fishers River

1801 Deed Book I, pg 230 Edmund Pace to William Johnson 90A Fishers River

Edmund Pace to William Johnson both of Surry County Oct 16th 1801. 100 pds for 90 acres in surry county on both sides of Fishers river adjacent to lands of Richard Pace. Part of tract granted to said Edmund Pace by NC state.

Calls
Begin: Black Gum W side of Fishers River
E 28 chains and 78 links in Pace's line
S 30 chains and 50 links in marked line to W.Oak
W 28 chains and 28 links to Post
N 30 chains and 50 links to the beginning
Witness L. Jervis, R Jervis, Jesse Johnson

Referred to in 1803 sale as William Johnson Jr.

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1802 Feb. 21 Survey, NC land grant to William Johnson 170 Acres on Forbis's Creek and Fall Creek

1802 Feb. 21 Survey, NC land grant to William Johnson 170 Acres on Forbis's Creek and Fall Creek
This plan represents a tract of land surveyed for William Johnson by warrant #1171 on the waters of Forbis's and Fall creek
Beginning at a white oak in John Adam's line
Running N on the same 65 pole to a black jack oak
E 48 pole to a post oak
N 92 poles to a black oak in ?Meiks's line
West on the same 178 pole to a post oak in Marshal's line
South on the same 157 poles to a black oak in John Adams line
Then on the same to the beginning
Containing 170 acres surveyed Feb 21 1802.
Moses Adams and George Adams - chain carriers
H. Ward - Surveyor

1802 Sep. 3, James Smith to William Johnson 190A Deep Creek

Sept 3, 1802, JAMES SMITH to WILLIAM JOHNSON both of Surry. 175 pounds current money ??? acres on waters of north fork of Deep Creek north side and branch of Big Branch adjoining Thomas GALLYAN and JOHN STA?NDFIELD, surveyed to JAMES REAVIS 12 Jan 1779.
John Hutchins James Smith (Seal)
Nicholas Hutchins Duly proved in Surry Co Court May Term 1803 by oath of Nicholas Hutchins and ordered to be registered. Test: Jo Williams, CC; by Jo Williams, :Junr, DC
Begin at Post Oak NW corner of 600A of James Ravis bearing date Jan 12 1779
runs thence N 34.5 chains to W.O> at small branch of the big branch of said creek
thence to Thomas Gallyans line  ?????
Surry County, NC Deed Book K, Pg 3

1802 Sept 2, James Smith to William Johnson 40A Deep Creek

1802 Sept 2, James Smith to William Johnson 40A Deep Creek
JAMES SMITH of Surry to WILLIAM JOHNSON of Surry. 125 pounds current money 40 Acres on the north fork of Deep Creek on north side of said creek beginning at a post oak, the NW corner of 640 acres surveyed to the said James Reavis 12 Jan 1779.
Witness: Nicholas Hutchinson and Jno Smith
Signed James Smith (Seal)
Proved in Surry Co. Court May Term 1803 by Nicholas Hutchins one of the subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered to be registered. Test: Jno Williams, CC; by Jno Williams, Junr D.C.
Surry County, NC Deed Book K, pg 13
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1803 Jan 10 ,Heirs of Jeffery Johnson to William Bills a Deed of Land

1803 Jan 10, Heirs of Jeffery Johnson to William Bills 161 Acres in Surry County South side of Yadkin River

The Heirs of Jeffery Johnson to William Bills, a Deed.

State of North Carolina, Surry County, to whom these presents should come:

This Indenture made this 10th day of January in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three between the heirs of Jeffery Johnson deceased of the one part and William Bills of the other part, in Surry County, Witnesseth that the said heirs of Jeffery Johnson, Reuben Whisle?, Thomas Taylor, and Tabathy Johnson for and in consideration of the full and just sum of thirty pounds current money of the state aforsaid to him paid in hand before the sealing signing of these presents have granted bargained sold and delivered unto the above named William Bills his heirs and do hereby bargain sell and make over unto the said William Bills and his heirs forever one certain tract of parcel of land containing one hundred and sixty one acres situate lying and being in the aforesaid county of surry and lying on the South side of the Yadkin river,

beginning at a ____ oak bush at the South East corner of said Johnson's former survey in Floid's old meadow runs
South crossing (Stoan?) branch thirty five chains to a stake thence
west 46 chains to a stake in William Johnson's line thence
North along the same 35 chains to a stake thence east crossing said branch to the biginning including ou hundred and sixty one acres, to

...

In witness whereof we have presents set our hands and affixed our Seals this day and year and date above written.

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of} Wiliam Johnson and Baley X Johnson (his mark) Signed Tabitha Johnson (seal), William Johnson (seal), Wiley Johnson (seal), Jeffery X Johnson (his mark). Surry County august term 1811 The axecution of the within Deed was duly proved in open court by the oath of Baley Johnson and ordered to be registered. Test. Jo. Williams C.C. By Jo Williams Junr D.C.

Jeffery Johnson 161A
Jeffery Johnson 161A

1803 Feb. 11, William Bruce to Samuel Johnson Deed of Land 165 Acres Forbis Creek Plumb branch

William Bruce of Surry to Samuel Johnson of Surry. 200 pounds current money 165 Acres on both sides of Forbis's Creek and Plumb Branch Part of 400 acres conveyed by John Carter to William Bruce 15 Mar 1797.

Calls
Begin at Post Oak beginning corner of 400A granted to Robert Forbis
W 43 chains 20 links to P.O.
N 15 chains to a pine
W 31 chains to a ? between 2 W.O.
N crossing crk 3 times 29 chains to W.O.
E 14 chains to a pine
N 20 chains to Spanish Oak
E (7) chains to Spanish Oak
S 17 E 7.5 chains to Red Oak
S 34 E 8 chains to persimmon saplin on a branch then down same meanders 21.5 chains to said creek then down meanders till a south course aforesaid go to the beginning.
Witness William Johnson, William Nobbit. Signed William Bruce
Proved in Surry Co Court May Term 1803 by oath of Wm NOBBIT and ordred to be registered. Test: Jo Williams, CC; by Jo Williams, Junr, DC.
Surry County, NC Deed Book K, pg 14.

1803 Marriage Bonds Surry County, NC, Samuel Johnson, Hannah Brown

1803, March 16th SAMUEL JOHNSON to HANNAH BROWN, Bondsmen Samuel and William Johnson

1803 Marriage Bonds Surry County, NC Levi Jarvis, Rachel Johnson

1803, Sept 5th, Jesse Johnson Bondsman. (Jarvis signature matches 1821 signature filed from Warren Co, TN)

1803 May 9, William Johnson Sr (m Elizabeth) High Bidder 200A South side of Yadkin River of Jeffrey Johnson Deceased

1803 May 9, William Johnson Sr (m Elizabeth) High Bidder 200A South side of Yadkin River of Jeffrey Johnson Deceased
(Sold by Wm Johnsons Heirs in 1821)
WILLIAMS WRIGHT, High Sheriff of Surry Co NC to William Johnson Senr, of Surry Co NC 12 pounds 1 shilling 200 acres. By order of sale issuing from Surry Co NC against the administrators of Jeffrey Johnson, dec'd for sum of 12 pounds 1 shilling which said sum was recovered by Reuben Grant, Esq, of Surry by writ of fieri facias. 200 Acres on south side of the Yadkin River adjoining Floyd's old meadow was sold at auction to the highest bidder on 6 Aug 1802 at house of Reuben Grant, Esq. William Johnson was last and highest bidder 12 pounds 1 shilling.
Duly acknowledged in Surry Co Court May Term 1803 by sd Wms Wright Sheriff and ordered to be registered. Test: Jo Willims, CC; by Jo Williams, Junr, DC
calls
Begin: Sugartree bank of river
S 20 chains B.O.
E 6 chains B.O. Saplin
S 33 chains W.O. Burch (bush) in Floyds old meadow
W 46 chains to stake in William Johnson line
N with Wm Johnson line 30 chains to a corner W.O. on bank of sd river down meanders to beginning.
Wms Wright, Shff (Seal)
Surry County, NC Deed Book K, pg 1
Jeffery Johnson 200Acres
Jeffery Johnson 200Acres


1803 Marriage Bonds Surry Co., NC Samuel Johnson, Anne Ramsey

1803, June 14th SAMUEL JOHNSON to ANNE RAMSEY, Bondsmen Samuel Johnson and Jesse Johnson


1803 Aug 8, William Johnson Jr to David Bray Sr Deed of Land 90 Acres.

Surry Co NC Bk K pg 77-78 William Johnson Jr of Surry to David Bray Sr of Surry 100pds for 90 acres both sides of Fisher River adjoining Richard Pace

William Johnson Junr to David Bray Senr a Deed. This Indenture made this eighth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three between William Johnson Junr of the State of North Carolina and County of Surry of the one part and David Bray Senr. of the State and County aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds to the said William Johnson Junr in hand paid at or before the one __tion h__ of hath bargained sold _____ and confirmed unto the said David Bray and his heirs a certain tract or parcel of land containing ninety acres more or less lying and being in the county of Surry on both sides of Fishes river adjoining the lands of Richmond Pace
Beginning at a black gum on the west side of Fishes river
Running East 28 chains and 78 links in said Pace's line
thence South 30 chains and 50 links in another line to a white oak
thence west 28 chains and 78 links to a post
thence North 30 chains and 50 links to the beginning
it being a part of a tract of land conveyed to the said William Johnson by Edmond Pace and sold to the said David Bray as herein ___tioned together with all appertenances remainders rents issues profits and also the estate right title claim and demand whatever _____ to the said estimated 90 acres of land and premises and every part hereof with the appertenances thereto appertaining to have and to hold to the said David Bray his heirs and assigns forever to his and there proper use benefit and the said William Johnson doth hereby grant that he will for himself his heirs and every of them hereby warrant and forever defend the above bargained premises to the said David Bray his heirs and assigns forever against all and every claiming by from or under him or any of them, In wtness whereof I the said William Johnson have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this day and year above written. William Johnson (seal)

Singed, sealed and delivered in the presense of us Levi Jarvis, David Bray, Joel Riggs } Surry County November term 1803 The execution of the written was proved by David Bray and ordered to b eregistered. Test: Jo. Williams C.C.

1803 Oct. 19, Henry Speer to Samuel Johnson Deed of Land 70A Forbis's Creek

1803 Oct. 19, Henry Speer to Samuel Johnson Deed of Land 70A Forbis's Creek
Henry Speer to Samuel Johnson both of Surry County NC for 35 pds a tract of land in Surry county on waters of Forbis's creek
Calls
Begin Pine in Johnson's Field runs W on his line 31 chains to Post Oak Johnson's corner
Thence S 42 chains to a pine Samuel Davis corner
Thence E Davis line 31 chains to black gum
Thence N to begining (N 42) 70 acres.
Witness: H. Speer Jr, James Pilcher (his mark) Signed: H. Speer
Acknowledge Aug 1804 Court by said Speer.
Surry County NC, Deed Book K, pg 243.
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1803 Oct. 10, Samuel Speer to Samuel Johnson Deed of Land 5.5 Acres Forbis's Creek Plumb branch

between Samuel Speer and Samuel Johnson both of Surry County NC for ?? pds for tract of land in Surry County on Forbis's creek.
Calls
Begin at spanish oak Samuel Johnson's Corner
South with Johnson's line 20 chains to a Pine
West 2 chains to a stake Joseph Murphy Corner
North on Murphy line 13 chains to large white oak Murphy's corner in fork of Plum Branch
North 31 West 8.5 chains to stake then to the begining
Proved Aug 1804 court by Speer
Surry County NC, Deed Book K, pg 244.

1807, Oct 7th Petition

Petition to change the name Huntsville to Eatonsville signed by Surry residents ... Jesse Johnson, William Johnson, (separate page) William Johnson Quaker, Samuel Johnson.


1808 Jan. 8: Joseph Murphy to Samuel Johnson Deed of Land 24 Acres Forbis Creek Plumb branch

Joseph Murphy to Samuel Johnson both of Surry Co NC for 30 pds tract of land on Forbis Creek
Begin W.O. Johnsons line
N 72 W crossing plumb creek 14 chains to B.O.
N 26.5 chains to W.O.
S 31 E 23 chains to W.O. and to the beginning
Witness: Signed:
Surry County NC, Deed Book M, pg 51.


1809 Aug 18, Friday Surry Co NC Court Minutes Administration on the estate of Samuel Greenwood dec'd is granted unto Sabell Greenwood widow and relict of said dec'd and Thomas Greenwood his son who entered into bonds with David Thomas, Amos London, and William Johnson Secy's in the sum of 2000 pds for their faithful performance in said administration whereupon the administrators qualified according to law. The said admr's pray and order of sale of the perishable part of the estate of said Greenwood which is ordered to issue accordingly 2pds pad.


1809 Nov 14, Thursday Surry Co NC Court Minutes County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Pattey Greenwood orphan of Samuel Greenwood dec'd chose Thomas Greenwood her guardian who accepted as such and entered into bond with Levi Jervis and Tartine Moseley secy's in the sum of 200 pds for his faithful performance 6pds for bond and 2pds for order

1810's Records

1810 Census

1810 Surry County NC Census (Alphabetical)
Male Female
Head Page 0-10 10-16 16-26 26-45 45+ 0-10 10-16 16-26 26-45 45+ Free Slaves Research Notes (Not in original records)
John Johnson641- 1 1 - 1 1 1 - - 1 -
Benjamin Johnson6411 - 2 - 1 - 1 2 - 1 -
Cador/Cadon? Johnson642- - 1 - - 1 - 1 - - -
William Johnson6421 - 1 - - 3 - 1 - - -
Joseph Johnson6421 - 1 - - - - 1 - - -
Strangman Johnson6432 - - 1 - 2 1 - 1 - -
Chas Johnson6471 - 2 - 1 - 3 - - 2 -
Ashly Johnson648- - 1 1 1 -- - 1 - -
Jacob Johnson6491 2 - - 1 1 1 - 1 - -
Arche Johnson6513 3 - - 1 1 1 - 1 - -
William Johnson655- - 1 - - 1 - 1 ---
Thomas Johnson656- 1 2 - 1 - - - - 1 - -
William Johnson DC6593 1 - 1 - 1 2 - 1 - - D.C. poss. Deep Creek
John Johnson6711 - 1 1 - 2 3 - 1 ---
Matthew Johnson6722 - - 1 - 2 - - 1 -
Amy Johnson672- - 1 - - 1 1 2 - 1--
William Johnson677- 2 1 - 1 1 1 2 - 1 -
Fanny Johnson677- - - - - 2 - - 1 - -
Dempsey Johnson685- - - - 1 - - - - - - 5
Samuel Johnson6871 - 1 1 - 2 - - 1 - -
Jonathan Johnson7001 - - 1 - 3 - - 1 - - -
Ashly Johnson7012 - - 1 - - - 1 - - - 1


1812 Surry County NC Tax List

1812 Surry County NC Tax List
Name Acres Whites Black Researchers Notes (not in original)
Capt Badgett's District
Johnson, Thompson01
Johnson, Baley01
Johnson, Jesse1001
Johnson, James1001
Johnson, William2001
Captain Martin's District
Johnson, William1701
Johnson, Charles3951
Johnson, Joseph169 1/41
Captain Hatley's District
Johnson, Benjamin (Nob) - 1
Johnson, Benjamin Jr - 1
Johnson, Charles Jr 100 1
Johnson, John 258 0
Johnson, Ashley (son of John) 120 2
Johnson, Strangeman 223 1
Johnson, Jonathan 200
Johnson, Benjamin (Buck Sh) 162 1
Johnson, Benjamin (Settle) 324 0
Johnson, Ashley Jr 200 1
Captain Stow's District
Johnson, Matthew - 1
Captain Hill's District
Johnson, Thomas 0 1
Captain Speers' District
Johnson, SAMUEL2801
Capt Brown's District
Johnson, William851a Wm Johnson of Indiana sold 85A on Fall Creek 1816

1812 Overseers of Roads Johnsons

1812 February Surry County Overseers of roads apointed at Feb Term 1812 ordered William Johnson appointed overseer of road in room of Thomas Williams from James Reynold's Field to Forbis Creek, Wm Dowlings.


1812, July 12 Surry County Marriage bond to Baley Johnson and Elizabeth Foster

Surry County, North Carolina marriage bond between Baley Johnson and Elizabeth Foster. Bondsmen Baley Johnson and Lewis Nolin. July 12, 1812 Signed; Baley Johnson his X mark, Lewis Nolin

Image:BaleyJohnsonSig1812.jpg

1812 Bailey Johnston, Service in War of 1812

Soldiers of War of 1812 Surry Co NC Bailey Johnston, Prvt. 1st Co. detached from 1st Surry Regiment.

1813 Surry County NC Tax List 1813

1813 Surry Co NC Tax Lists
Captain Hanby's District
Name Acres Whites Black Researchers Notes (not in original)
Johnson, Thompson1
Johnson, Jesse1001
Johnson, Baley1
Johnson, James1001
Johnson, William2001
Captain Martin's District
Johnson, Charles3951
Johnson, William1701
Johnson, Reuben1
Johnson, Joseph168 1/41
Captain Speers' District
Johnson, SAMUEL2771
Johnson, Dempsey3

1813 Surry Co NC Marriage Thomas Johnson to Sebell Greenwood

1813, Oct 31 Surry Co. NC Thomas Johnson marries Sebell Greenwood in Surry Co., NC. Witness: Thomas X Johnson (his mark), and Lewis Nolans

Image:ThomasJohnson_mark_1813.jpg

1815 Surry Co NC Tax Lists

1816 Surry County NC Tax List
Name Acres Adjoining Watercourse Value Whites Black Studs Research comments (not in original)
Deatherage's District
Johnson, Wright316.5John CreadHickory Crk57114-
Capt Vanderpool's District
Johnston, K. Thomas105-on Arrarat1001--
Johnston, Lewis----1--
Capt Martin's District
Johnson, Charles245D. HarvellW.D. Creek700---
Johnson, William170C. JohnsonBn. Mountain2501--
Johnson, Joseph168A. ChappelH. Creek4001--
Capt. Jones' District
Johnson, John Sr258--300---
Johnson, John Jr----1--
Johnson, Strangeman262--5261--
Johnson, Jonathan217--4241--
Johnson, Benj (B.Shole)162--3241--
Johnson, Ashler200--3501--
Johnson, Benj (R.branch)324--600---
Johnson, Ashley Jr120--24011-
Capt. Poindexter's District
Johnson, Demsy-----3-
Johnson, Samuel244Saml Davis othersForbush Crk10001--
Capt. Hamby's District
Johnson, William300-Yadkin6001--
Johnson, Bailey----1--
Johnson, Jesse100-Yadkin2001--
Whitaker, William100Thompson Johnson-1501--
Other Districts
None listed in Forkner's, Joel Stow's, E Welch's, Hudspeth's, Dowel's, Calloway's, Underwoods, Witcher's Districts

1816 Apr 20, Samuel Johnson to Joshua Creson Deed of Land for 240 Acres on Forbis's Creek & Plumb branch

Samuel Johnson to Joshua Creson both of Surry Co NC for $800 a tract of land in Surry Co on both sides of Forbis's creek
begin at burch on south bank of sd creek and runs thence
south 45 W 13 chains to small W.O.
W 9 chains and 50 links to a dead spanish oak
south 99 chains to a stake in Samuel Davis' line
West on the same line 25 chains to a dead pine his corner
N on Benjamin Calverts line 8 chains to a Hickory his corner
W4 chains to a post oak
N crossing said creek 3 times 45 chains to a W.O.
E 12 chains to a stake
N 2 chains to a W.O.
N 72 W 14 to B.O.
N 76 chains and 50 links to W.O.
S 31 D 12 chains and 50 links to stake
E15 chains to poplar on the Plumb branch
S 38 E 7 chains to S.O.
S 17 E 7 chains to Red Oak stump
S 35 E 8 chains Persimmon saplin on a branch
Down the same as it meanders 21 chains and 40 links to said creek
down the same as it meanders to the beginning
Surry County, NC, Deed Book N pg 268

1816 Sept 25, William Johnson of IN to Joseph Hickman Jr. Deed of Land 85 Acres on Fall Creek

William Johnson of Wayne County, IN to Joseph Hickman Jr of Surry County NC for $75 a 95 Acre tract of land in Surry County on Fall Creek.
Calls:
Beginning at a black oak in Hickman's line
W 178 poles to post oak in Daniel Bill's line
S on the line 76 poles to black oak Charles Briant corner
E 178 poles to post oak John Adams Jr's line
N to the beginning.
85 acres, part of grant to said Johnson Dec 12, 1805.
Witness: H Way?, John Adams
Surry County, NC, Deed Book N, pg. 311.

1816 Nov. 18: Marriage Bond James Johnson to Fanny Moore

Nov. 18, 1816. Marriage Bond Surry Co NC James Johnson to Fanny Moore Witnesses: James Johnson, Baley X Johnson (his mark).

JamesJohnsonSig_1816.jpg

1816 Surry County NC Tax List

1816 Surry County NC Tax List
Capt. Swaims District
Name Acres Adjoining Watercourse Value Whites Black
Johnson, Solomon1
Johnson, William175 Deep Cr2501
Johnson, William105 Deep Cr150
Johnson, Charles240 Deep Cr500
Johnson, Charles150 Joshua RatliffDeep Cr200
Johnson, Charles300Wm DenneyDeep Cr75
Capt. Graves District
Johnson, Jesse100 William JohnsonYadkin R.2001
Johnson, Thompson 150Abraham BadgettHafford br1501
Johnson, Bala100William JohnsonYadkin R.200 1
Johnson, William200Bala, Jesse JohnsonYadkin R.4001
Johnson, William59Bala, Jesse JohnsonYadkin R.25

1817 Surry County NC Tax List

1817 Surry County NC Tax List
Capt. James Calliway's District
Name Acres Adjoining Watercourse Value Whites Black
Johnson, Thomas39Yadkin R.1501
Johnson, Samuel449Wilks Road4001
Capt. Daniel Merrian's District
Johnson, Jesse110William JohnsonYadkin R.2201
Johnson, William200Jesse JohnsonYadkin R.440
Johnson, Wm for Levi Jarvis heirs57William BolesFishers R.251
Johnson, Bailey100William JohnsonYadkin R.2201
Johnson, Thompson
Johnson, James

1818 Surry Couny NC Tax List

1818 Surry County NC Tax List
Name Acres Adjoining Watercourse Value Whites Black Researcher's notes (not in original)
Capt. Merrion's District
Johnson, William200-Yadkin2001
Johnson, James-----
Johnson, Jesse100-Yadkin4401
Johnson, Baily100-Yadkin2201
Capt. Jones' District
Johnson, Thomas39Levi ReeseYadkin1201
Johnson, Samuel450Dougal McMickleYadkin4601
Capt. Peter Dowell' District
Johnson, Thomas-----
Johnson, Jesse-----
Adjacent watercourses Fall creek, Deep creek , Forbishes Creek
Capt. Peter Dowell' District
Johnson, Joseph335Elisha Chappel-6351
Johnson, Levi- - - - 1
Johnson, Charles595 Geo. Sparks Sr - 960 -
Johnson, William 175Geo. Sparks Sr - 275 1
same(Wm) 105Geo. Sparks Sr - 150-
Johnson, Rheuben - - - - 1
Capt. Denney's District
Others I did not copy incl Ashley Sr & Jr, John Sr & Jr, Stangeman, Jonathan, Solomon, Benj Jr & Sr

1819 Surry Couny NC Tax List

1819 Surry County NC Tax List
Name Acres Adjoining Watercourse Value Whites Black Researcher's notes (not in original)
Capt. Merrion's District
Johnson, James100Wm JohnsonYadkin2001
Johnson, Bailey100DittoDitto2001
Johnson, William57 or 75Wm BoulsFish River2501
Johnson, Jesse100Wm JohnsonYadkin2001
Other listed adjoining Wm Johnson are Joseph Williams, Jesse Brassfield
Capt. Jones' District
Johnson, Thomas----1
Johnson, Samuel450Thos. Jadleywater Yadkin Riv.4601
Jonesville District
Johnson, William175-Deep Cr2501
Johnson, Joseph335Ambrose Chappel-6351
Johnson, Levi----1
Johnson, Charles145-Deep Cr500-
Johnson, Rueben450Joshua Ratliff-3001

1820's Records

1820 Census

1820 Surry County NC Census
Head 0-9 10-15 16-18 16-25 26-44 45+ 0-9 10-15 16-25 26-44 45+ Research Notes (Not in original records)
Capt. Daniel Marrian's District
Johnson,James2---1-1--1-
Johnson,William-?---1----11 William d:1821, Elizabeth Sr, Sally or Eliz Jr
Johnson, Jesse 1---1--1-1- Jesse Johnson, Patsey Greenwood
Johnson, Bailey 1---1----1- Baley Johnson, Elizabeth Foster
Johnson, Thompson 2---1-1-11-
Johnson, Thomas 3---1-1--1- Thomas Johnson, Sebel Greenwood
Capt. Chappell's District
Johnson, William 51001011010
Johnson, Solomon 10001020100
Johnson, Reuben 3---1-2--1-
Johnson, Samuel 1--11?131-1- Samuel 1775(6), Hannah 1783(4)
Capt. Dennies District
Ashby Johnson Jr
Benjamin Johnson
Charles Johnson
John Johnson
Stergeman Johnson
Jonathan Johnson
Benjamin Johnson Jr.
Capt. Hudspeth's District
Johnson, Joseph
Capt. Poindexter's District
Johnson, Dempsy
Capt. Williams District
Johnson, Thomas 3---11121-1Oldest male born 1775 or earlier
Johnson, Jesse 1--1--1-1--Born 1794 to 1801
Head 0-10 10-16 16-18 16-26 26-45 45+ 0-10 10-16 16-26 26-45 45+ Notes

1820 Surry Couny NC Tax List

1820 Surry County NC Tax List [4]
Name Acres Adjoining Watercourse Value Whites Black Researcher's notes (not in original)
Capt. Merrion's District
Johnson, Thompson----1
Johnson, Robert30-on Arrarat801
Johnson, James110-on Yadkin Riv2001
Johnson, William200-Do Do420-
Johnson, Thomas100-Do Do501
Jarvis, Levy51-Fishers Riv.25-
Johnson, Jesse100-Yadkin Riv.2101
Capt. Chappel's District
Howel, Moses 450Ch JohnsonDeep Creek6001
Johnson, Solomon 336.25James JeffryHunting Creek672.51
Jeffry, James 202Solomon JohnosnHunting Waters5001
Johnson, Rheuben 450John RetleffSwan Creek4001
Johnson, Samuel 444Mar? McBride 4501
Johnson, Loy ----1
Johnson, Charles 245Mo's HowelDeep Creek600-
Johnson, William 280Geo Sparks-4001

1821 Surry Couny NC Tax List

1821 Surry County NC Tax List
Name Acres Adjoining Watercourse Value Whites Black Researcher's notes (not in original)
Capt. Daniel Merriam's District
Johnson, Bailey1
Johnson, James1
Johnson, Jesse1
Johnson, Jesse for Levi Jarvis below
Johnson, for Jarvis70Fish River30
Johnson, Wm heirs500Yadkin R.850
Johnson, Thompson1
.
Capt. Winfrey District
Johnson, Samuel448McBrideWilkes Rd4001
.

1821 Nov 17, Elizabeth Johnson et al to Joseph Williams Jr 300A South side of Yadkin River

1821 Nov 17, Elizabeth Johnson et al to Joseph Williams Jr 300A South side of Yadkin River
(Acquired by William Johnson 1877) Elizabeth Johnson and others (Jesse, James, Baily, Thomas, Sally, and Elizabeth Johnson Jr) to Joseph Williams Junr all of Surry County NC for $1100 300 acres in Surry county on South side of Yadkin River
Begin: W.O. bank of sd river at mouth of a small branch
S 30 W up the meanders of said river 18 chanin s to W.O.
S 25 W 46 chains to W.O. and B.O.
W 30 chains to W.O. bank of said river
Thence down the meanders of same to beginning
Witnesses:Elizabeth Johnson (her X mark), Jesse Johnson, James Johnson, Baley Johnson (his X mark), Thomas Johnson (his X mark), Sally Johnson (her X mark), Elizabeth Johnson Jr (her X mark).

Surry County, NC, Deed Book Q, pg. 386.

1821 Nov 16, Elizabeth Johnson et al to Joseph Williams Jr 200A South side of Yadkin River

1821 Nov 16, Elizabeth Johnson et al to Joseph Williams Jr 200A South side of Yadkin River

Acquired by William Johnson from Auction of Jeffery Johnson Property) Elizabeth Johnson and others (Jesse, James, Baily, Thomas, Sally, and Elizabeth Johnson Jr) to Joseph Williams Junr all of Surry County NC for $1100 200 acres in Surry county on South side of Yadkin River

Calls
Begin at Chesnut on bank of said river
S 20 chains to B.O.
E 6 chains to B.O. saplin
S 33 chains to W.O. bush in Floyd's old meadow
W 46 chains to stake in William Johnsons line
N along Johnsons line 36 chains to his corner W.O. on bank of said river
Down the said river as it meanders to the beginning.
Witnesses:Elizabeth Johnson (her X mark), Jesse Johnson, James Johnson, Baley Johnson (his X mark), Thomas Johnson (his X mark), Sally Johnson (her X mark), Elizabeth Johnson Jr (her X mark).
Surry County, NC, Deed Book Q, pg 388.


1822 Surry Couny NC Tax List

1822 Surry County NC Tax List
Name Acres Adjoining Watercourse Value Whites Black Researcher's notes (not in original)
Rockford District
Johnson, Thomson(Thos) - - - - 1 -
Johnson, Jesse - - - - 1 -
Capt. Denny's Dist
Johnson, Strangeman 392 Samuel Brown Hunting Creek 784 1 -
Johnson, Benjamin Sr. 324 John Johnson Hunting Creek 524 - -
Johnson, John 126 Benj Johnson Hunting Creek 275 1 -
Johnson, Joseph 126 Benj Johnson Hunting Creek 275 1 -
Johnson, Benjamin Jr. 399 Ann Windsor Hunting Creek 474 - -
Johnson, Jonathan 243 Strangeman Johnson Hunting Creek 440 - -
Johnson, Ashley 220 Jacob Douthet Hunting Creek 310 1 1
Johnson, Ashley Heirs 200 Jacob Douthit Hunting Creek 350 - -
Capt. Winfrey's Dist
Johnson, Samuel 449 Caleb Winfrey Water of Yadkin 500 - -

1824 Surry Couny NC Tax List

1824 Surry County NC Tax List
Name Acres Adjoining Watercourse Value Whites Black Researcher's notes (not in original)
Jonesville District Wm C. Martin
Johnson, Ruben450 William Denny - 400 - -
Johnson, Charles 245 Wm Johnson - 500 - -
Johnson, Levi168.5 Benj Sparks - 550 1 -
Johnson, William175 Geo Sparks - 258 1 -
Johnson, Samuel450 Keziah McBride - 500 - -
No District Given
Johnson, Wright 845John Zachary Jarvis 400 - -
Johnson, Amor. 466 James Roberts Lovins 1500 1 -
Johnson, Amor. 266 Zachariah King Ararat Crk 1000 - -
Johnson, Amor. 163.5 Zachariah King - 700 - -
Pilot District
Johnson, Robert 30 Ring? Arraratt 80 - -
Johnson, Lewis 20 Hanes Arraratt 40 1 -
Johnson, Levy? - - - - 1 -
Unlisted Property ?Pilot? District
Johnson, Matthew 50 - - 150 1 -
Capt. Calloway's District
Greenwood, Sebel 167 - - 1000 - 1
Stephen Wilmouth for heirs of Wm Johnson 25 - - 225 - -

1825 Surry Couny NC Tax List

1825 Surry County NC Tax List
Name Acres Adjoining Watercourse Value Whites Black Researcher's notes (not in original)
Jonesville District
Johnson, William 200 300 1
Johnson, Charles 245 Jesse Sisk 500
Johnson, Eli 50 Jesse Sisk 50 1
Johnson, James 1
Johnson, Reuben 450 Wm Denny 450 1
Johnson, Levi 168.25 James Denny 550 1
.
District
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1830 Surry County, NC 1830 Census

  • Head
  • Johnson, Jesse Male 1(15-20), 1(40-50) Female 1(15-20), 1(30-40) no slave/free
  • Johnson, William Male 1(<5), 1(5-10), 2(10-15),2(15-20),1(40-50) Female 1(<5), 1(5-10), 1(50-60)
  • Johnson, Elizabeth Male 1(5-10) Female 1 (<5), 1(30-40)

Person or Family Specific Records

William Johnson Sr (died 1821) married Elizabeth

Will of William Johnson of Surry County, NC Died 1821 [5]

Surry Co., NC Will Book 3 pg 148, 149.

In the name of God Amen; I William Johnson of the County of Surry and State of North Carolina being in a low state of health, but in perfect mind and memory blessed be God for the same; do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say, First I recommend my soul to almighty God who gave it me; and my body to be decently burried by my Executors, hereafter named. And as to my worldly goods which hath been pleased God to bless me with, I whish to be disposed of in the following manner Viz. My will and desire is that all my just debts be paid by my Executors and that all debts due me collected by said Executors -- Item the 2nd, My will and desire is that my dearly beloved wife Elizabeth have my plantation whereon I now live together with my ____ waggon & stock of every description and all the plantation, tools & household furniture during her natural life or widowhood --- Item 3rd, My will and desire is that if it is necessary to sell any part of my personal estate to pay my debts; I wish it left to my dearly beloved wife what she can best spare for the discharge of said debts -- Item 4th my will and desire is that after my dearly beloved wifes decease or widowhood is that the land and all the personal estate of every discription that is left be sold at six or twelve months credit and the money there from be equally divided among my children, Viz, William Johnson Junr, Samuel Johnson, Rachel Jarvis wife of Levi Jarvis, Jesse Johnson, James Johnson, Baley Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Sally Johnson, & Elizabeth Johnson. Item 5th, It is my will before the division takes place that my son Thomas should receive forty dollars; And my sons William & Samuel & Levi jarvis should return the amount advanced to them heretofore; then and after that the said division to take place, so as to make all their parts equal -- Item the 6th, My will & desire is that If my sons William Johnson, Saml Johnson & Levi Jarvis my son in law, should neglect or refuse to file a schedule or the amount heretofore received within twelve months after my desease I say if they fail to return as above stated the schedule or amount within the twelve months it shall be considered that they have been fully advanced in my life time and the property be divided among my other children, Viz, Jesse, James, Baley, Thomas,Sally, and Elizabeth. Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my dearly beloved wife Elizabeth Executrix and my friend Joseph Williams Junr Executor to this my last will & testament revoking and disanuling all former wills by one made in testamony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and offered my seal this first day of February in the year of our Loard one thousand eight hundred and twenty one ---- Signed Wm Johnson

Witnessed: Joseph Williams Junr Jesse Johnson Baley Johnson (his mark)


I William Johnson do make & publish this my codicil to my last Will & testament (Viz) After my wifes decease It is my will & desire that my tract of land be divided into five equal parts & sold it it is thought best by a majority of my legatees, if not it can be sold all in one body As there is some talk & thought of removing the Court House on the south side of the River provided it is done & the Commissioners should agree to erect the public buildings on my tract of land then in that case It is my will & desire that my Executors should sell & execute a deed to said commissioners for what they think the land is worth, which deed shall be good in law. Item If there should be any article omitted heretofore to be given to my dearly beloved wife during her life or widowhood. It is my will and desire that she may enjoy everything I possess during her life or widowhood In testamony whereof I do hereunto set my hand & affix my seal this 2nd day of February AD 1821 Wm Johnson Signed Sealed & acknowleged in presence of Jos. Williams Junr. Jesse Johnson Baley Johnson (his mark)

State of N.Carolina Surry County May Session AD 1821 Jesse Johnson & Baley Johnson (two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will & testament of William Johnson dec'd) made oath that they saw the said William sign seal & acknowledge the same to be his last will & testament that he was of sound disposing mind & memory which was ordered to be recorded.

Surry Co., NC Will Book 3 pg 148, 149.

1821 Estate Schedule Levi Jarvis of TN for Wm Johnson deceased

State of Tennessee, Warren County This day came Levi Jarvis before me George R. Smartt an acting Justice of the peace for said county and made oath he has rec'd the following amount of property from the Estate of William Johnson Deceased (to wit) a feather bed and some furniture worth $15 and cow and calf worth $10 and Gilt Saw worth $2 amounting in all to $27 Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th day of October 1821 G.R. Smartt, Justice of the peace. Signed, L. Jarvis (Seal)


State of Tennessee, Warren County I Joseph Colville clerk of the court of please and quarter sesions for and in said county do certify that George R. Smartt is an acting Justice of the peace for and in the county aforesaid and due faith and credit is and ought to be given to his official acts. Given under my hand and private seal of office having no seal of office at _____ this 8th day of November A.D. 1821. Signed Jo. Colville Clerk, by his Deputy W.D. Owen

Filed in office December 12th 1821 Jo. Williams Court Clerk (separate notation in Surry Co. NC)

1830 Petition to Court of Jesse Johnson and Patsey Greenwood Johnson against Thomas and Sebel Greenwood [6]

State of North Carolina Surry County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions May term 1830. To the worshipful court the petition of Jesse Johnson and Patsey his wife sheweth - that Samuel Greenwood departed this life about twenty years since surveyed and possessed of Real and Personal property and Sebel Greenwood and Thomas Greenwood qualified as his administrators and received as such from the personal property over nine hundred pounds and have never settled said estate - Samuel Greenwood at his death left eleven children and the widow him surviving. The petitioner Patsey is one of his children and entitled to a distribution share in said estate. Four petitioners state to your worships that a considerable sum of money is due them as their share but that they never have been able to get the administrators to a settlement - To the end therefore that Justice may be done in this behalf petitioners pray your Honor that a copy of this petition and a subpoena issue directed to the said Sebel Greenwood and Thomas Greenwood commanding them to be at the next court of Please and Quarter Sessions of this county to be held the second Monday of August next at Rockford - Then and there true and perfect address make to all matters set forth in Page 2. this petition and that upon their corporate oath they set forth how much property or money ever came to their or either of their hands at what time and how they have disposed of the same and petitions pray your honors to decree that the amount coming to them be paid with lawful interest on the same and to grant such other relief as the court may think right in their behalf.

Multiple other documents in the file from 1811 estate records for Samuel Greenwood.


From Surry County, NC Court Appearance Docket Book 1824 - 1833 May term 1830 Entry #7 Jesse Johnson and Patsy his wife -vs- Sebell and Thomas Greenwood Petiton for distribution

Researcher's Notes

Of the Children listed in William Johnson Sr.'s Will (William Johnson Junr, Samuel Johnson, Rachel Jarvis wife of Levi Jarvis, Jesse Johnson, James Johnson, Baley Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Sally Johnson, & Elizabeth Johnson) only Baley, Jesse, James, and Thomas are males that are know to still be present in Surry County as they are witnesses signing the either the1821 Will documents or the deed of lands inherited from the father. Daughter Rachel is known to be in Warren Co, TN at this time. The younger daughters Sally and Elizabeth Jr are presumed unmarried and present as signers to the 1821 deed. Since William Johnson Jr, Samuel Johnson are not witnesses on the will or the deed of sale of land, they are likely removed from Surry County by this time.




Miscellaneous Notes

Surry County, NC Court Minutes 1824-1828 (pgs 31, 52, , 123)

  • 1824, Aug 13 Friday: A deed from Jesse and wife Patsy Johnson to Thomas H. Reece was duly acknowledged by said Jesse and Patsy and o.r. the private examination of his wife affixed to the back. (This is a samle of land inherited by Patsey from her family)
  • 1825, Feb. 18 Friday: A bond from Levy Jarvice to Joseph Williams Jr for the conveyance of land was proved by the oath of Jesse Johnson and o.r. 4/paid
  • 1826, Feb. 15 Wednesday: Ordered by court that .. Coe, .. Jackson, Jesse Johnson, .. Collins, .. Somers, .. Marion be appointed patrollers in Rockford district.
  • 1826, Nov. 17 Friday: The State -vs- Jesse Johnson No. 12 - The same jury as in No. 8 except John Snow in room of Zachariah Reece being duly impanald and Zach Reece for state proves 3 days 10 miles.




Samuel Johnson(1776-1969) and Hannah Brown, presumed Quaker family

This researcher knows of no connection between this Samuel Johnson and the William Johnson Sr. (D:1821 M:Elizabeth) in Surry Co. NC. His information is included here to help differentiate him from the Samuel Johnson who was son of William Johnson Sr. and also that this Samuel Johnson's father may be one of the other Johnsons, such as Ashley Johnson Sr or William Johnsons in Surry. This Samuel Johnson (1776-1968) was the son of a Martha Johnson (maiden name unknown to me currently). I need to search for a William Johnson to Martha marriage record in NC.


There are records of the Brown family found in some of the above information that may be related to Samuel's wife, Hannah Brown.


The 1840 Census record for this Samuel Johnson of Surry Co.

Johnson, Samuel
White Males 1 (10-15), 1 (60-70 Samuel)
White Female 1 (20-30), 1 (50-60 Hannah)
Slaves: 2 male, 1 female.
3 persons in Agriculture, 1 Trade & Mfg., 1 can't read or write


The 1850 Census record for this Samuel Johnson of Surry Co NC indicates he was a manufacturer, A Hatter and born in Pennsylvannia.


CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: NC COUNTY: Surry DIVISION: South Division REEL NO: M432-646 PAGE NO: 197b
REFERENCE: Enumerated by E. Hough on 28 August 1850.
LNHNFNLast NameFirst NameAgeSexRaceOccupation.VAL. BIRTHPLACEMRD.SCHR/WDDBREMARKS
12 539 542 JohnsonSamuel 75M. Hatter1,100PA
13539 542 JohnsonHannah 67 F . . NCX
14539 542 JohnsonHannah 30 F . . NC
15539 542 BrownAnderson 22 M . Farmer NC
16539 542 CollinsObediah 17 M . Laborer NC


Page No. 3 Schedule 1 - Free Inhabitants in _____ in the County of Yadkin State of N. Carolina

enumerated by me, on the 2nd day of June 1860. J.M. Hutchen Ass't Marshal Post Office Boonville.

LNHNFNLast NameFirst NameAgeSexRaceOccupation.Real EstatePersonalBirthMRD.SCHR/WDDB
4 13 13JohnsonSamuel83M. Hatter1,500300PA
513 13JohnsonHannah75F . . . NC

NC Cemetery Records

Deep Creek Friends Church Cemetery (Orig. 1793)

Location:  Junction Hwys 1502-1503, 4 mile N. Yadkinville
Johnson, Samuel	(H)	Age 93 years	7-14-1869
Johnson, Hannah	(W)	Age 81 years	1-13-1865
Johnson, Wade Jr	1964			1964
Johnson, Infant son Wade-Maxine 1969-1969

Surry County, NC Marriage

Samuel Johnson to Hannah Brown Mar 16th 1803 State of North Carolina Surry County Know by all men by these presents, That we Samuel Johnson and Wm. Johnson in the state aforesaid, are held and firmly bound unto James Turner Esquire, Governor of the state aforesaild, in the just and full sum of Five Hundred pounds, current money of this state, to be paid to the said Chairman, or his sussessors or assignees. To the which payment well and truly to be made and done, we bind ourselves our heirs, executors and administrators, Sealed with our seals, and dated this 16th day of March anno Dom. 1803.

The condition of the above obligation is such, That whereas the above bounded Saml Johnson hath made application for a License for a marriage to be celebrated between him and Hannah Brown of the county aforesaid: Now in case it shall not appear hereafter, that there is any lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Sealed and delivered in the presense of us J. Williams Jr Saml Johnson William Johnson

References

  1. Surry County North Carolina Lost Taxes 1796-1800 Vol 2 Harvery, Iris NC 929.3756 S962H Vol. 2
  2. In probate practice, this is a plea by an executor or an administrator that he has fully administered all the assets of the deceased and that there are none left to meet the claim of the plaintiff.
  3. NC State Arcives CR 092.508.40
  4. NC929.3756 S962H
  5. NC State Archives, Raleigh, NC. MARS ID 5200.92.506
  6. NC archives, Estate records File box CR 092.508.29