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Pitt Co., NC - Thomas Dupree - b. 1772 d 1854
Posted by: Bill Bray (ID *****9554) Date: July 25, 2011 at 17:07:02
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Can anyone on list familiar with the Dupree families of Pitt Co., NC, provide me with documentation for Thomas Dupree, born in Brunswick Co., VA in 1772, being the son of James Dupree and Mary Donaldson. The dates for the parents just don't seem to fit, though not impossible. I've seen pedigrees online that give the marriage for James and Mary to be about 1745, with both of them born in the 1720's. If Mary were 21 in 1745, then she would have been 48 when she gave birth to Thomas - possible, but not usual - she may have been a bit younger or even older than that. Is is possible that the Thomas Dupree who lived in and died in Pitt Co. in 1854 was actually a grandson of James Dupree and Mary Donaldson?
Mary Donaldson's father, Benjamin Chapman Donaldson, gave a "for love and affection" grant of a slave to grandson Thomas Dupree in Brunswick Co., VA in 1772. Later that same year he sold 115 acres to Thomas Dupree, Jr. That Thomas Dupree, Jr. and his 115 acres continued to show up in Greensville Co. Tax records until 1798. That Thomas Dupree, Jr. continued to live in Greensville Co., dying in 1815. Was Thomas Dupree, Jr. the actual grandson of Benjamin Chapman Donaldson? It would seem possible, even probable. IF he was 21 when he received the 115 acres, that would put his birth about 1751 - more in line in a time frame with James Dupree and Mary Donaldson to be his parents. He could have remained in Greensville when his father/parents moved to Pitt Co., NC.
Hope someone can help clarify about the Thomas Dupree in Pitt and his connection to James Dupree and Mary Donaldson.

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