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Farquhar & Catherine McRae and Children of Anson County NC 1834
Posted by: Bruce W. McRae (ID *****8739) Date: November 22, 2008 at 19:28:24
In Reply to: Re: Farquhard/Catherine MacRae Anson County NC 1834 by Misty Rosenfeld of 391

Thank you for your inquiry; it was a good while ago when I posted this initial posting on my potential family. I have made three trips to Anson County and one trip to the State Archives in Raleigh researching this family. I am now pretty sure that my Farquhar McRae married Catherine Campbell in Richmond County NC then moved to Anson County on about May 4, 1794. Catherine was the daughter of John Campbell of (I believe) Richmond County but I have not done any of that research as of yet. 1794 was the date of the first land he purchased in Anson County. I am also now sure that this is my family line as well. Farquhar and Catherine were in the 1830 census of Anson County but the land transaction was written January 16, 1834. So Farquhar died between these two times. These are Farquhar and Catherine’s children born between 1790ish and 1811ish:
1. John C. (Campbell) McRae moved to Lafayette County MS then returned to Anson County NC and married Wincy Diggs circa 1837 then returned to Lafayette County MS. This is my line.
2. Archibald C. McRae married Jane McKenzie circa 1823 Anson County NC but soon died circa February 1836 Anson County NC.
3. Alexander McRae TBD
4. Hugh McRae moved with his brother John to Lafayette County MS then he moved to Marshall County MS and married Catherine McDonald on October 9, 1845 and raised his family there.
5. Margaret McRae moved with her two brothers to Lafayette County MS and married John Campbell circa 1843 and raised her family there.
6. Elizabeth McRae TBD
7. Daniel McRae married in Anson County NC to most likely Margaret Ferguson circa 1816 and died between 1830 and 1834 as reflected in the below land transaction.
Lastly, I do not know what happened to Catherine McRae the wife of Farquhar but I believe she moved out to Tennessee to be with one of the children or one of her Campbell relatives.

Misty from reading some of your other postings you seem to be familiar with Richmond and surrounding counties so you may know that the early marriage books of Anson County were destroyed in 1868 when the Anson County Courthouse burned. That is somewhat the case in Lafayette County MS because the early marriages (prior to 1848) are no where to be found. No one I have spoken with in Lafayette County seems to know what happened to them. I am sure that Margaret McRae married John Campbell there but there are no early marriage records available so I had to go on other less sure records.
Below is the land transaction that was used to sell the land owned by Farquhar McRae to Henry Haney in 1834 for your review? If you have any insight regarding all this information, please feel free to post a reply and share your thoughts with me.

Bruce McRae
Golden, CO.

Book Y page 578 of the Anson County Land Deeds

Catharine McRae and others to Henry Haney
This indenture made this the 16th day of January in the year of our Lord 1834 between Catharine McRae, consort of Farquhard McRae decd, John C McRae, Archibald McRae, Alexander McRae, Hugh McRae, Margaret McRae, Elizabeth McRae and Daniel McRae decd, said Daniel McRae’s part excepted, all Heirs of Farquhard McRae decd, and Henry Haney all of the County of Anson and State of North Carolina witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars to them in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged Have Granted bargained and sold the widow her third or dower and all their right title claim and interest except the right and claim of the said Daniel McRae decd a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County and State aforesaid and on the waters of Jones Creek it being the lands whereon the said Farquhard McRae decd, formerly lived on. The first tract beginning at a stake and 2 pines John Downars 4th corner and runs So 22 E 36.50 links croping Kings branch with his line to a stake in Jacob Pauls line thru No 52 E 5 chains with his first line to his corner Hickory thru No 45 E 25 chains on Odam Coxes line of his new survey to a stake thru No 22 W 36.50 links to a stake then with a direct line to the Beginning croping the said Branch, containing one hundred acres The second tract Granted to the said Farquhard McRae decd Beginning at a Hickory by 3 black jacks and post oak said McRaes corner of his hundred acres survey and runs thence No 22 W 35 chains with his line to a stake by 2 dead pines post oak and hickory pointers then No 69 E 30 chains to a stake amongst a parcel of stones by 3 pines pointers then So 65 E 15 chains to a stake by two black oaks and pine pointers at or near Loves line then So 26 E 12 ch to Walkins line then So 50 W 39.50 links to Cox’s line then with said line So 61 W 3.50 links to the Beginning containing one hundred acres to have and to hold the same in fee simple Estate unto him the said Henry Haney his heirs and assigns forever and as to themselves their Heirs exec and admn forever shall and will warrant and by these presents will defend the right and title of said land, Except the right and title of said Daniel McRae decd one of the legatures of the said Farqhard McRae decd, unto the said Henry Haney his heirs and assigns forever against the lawful claim of any person or persons whatsoever to peaceably and quietly populate and Enjoy the same from time to time and at all times will warrant the above granted land and premises sealed signed and delivered this day and date first above written In the presence of
H W Strickland                                           
John D Diggs Anson July Sep 1834 then this deed        
was duly proven in open court by HW Strickland        
and ordered to be Registered W Dismukes, Clk                        
Catharine X McRae       Seal
John C McRae        Seal
Archibald McRae        Seal
Hugh McRae              Seal
Margaret McRae        Seal
Elizabeth McRae        Seal



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