In Edgecombe Co NC records - On 10 Feb 1750, Joseph Pitman (brother of Benjamin Pitman) purchased 240 acres from John Gay, witnessed by Joe Pitman. On 14 May 1756, Joseph Pitman (Sr), sold 90 acres of that land to Joseph Pitman (Jr). Joseph Pitman (Sr) had a wife named Ann Pitman in that deed. On 9 Oct 1762, Joseph Pitman, whose wife was named Ann and whose mark was J, wrote his will. On 12 Nov 1782, Joseph Pitman Senr sold the above 90 acres to his son-in-law William Faulk. On 1 Jan 1786, William Faulk sold his right to the above 90 acres to Thomas Pitman: 90 acres being part of a patent granted to Joseph Pitman bearing date Feb 10, 1750.
10 Feb 1750, Edge. Co (Halifax) Db 4, page 153, deed date 10 Feb 1750, recorded Nov Ct 1751, John Gay, Edge. Co to Joseph Pitman, Edge. Co for 35 pds, a tract containing 240 acres beginning at a gum at the mouth of a branch and running up the branch to Gays line then along the line to the corner then down the said line to the river to three trees on the south side of the branch then up the river to the first station, signed John Gay (IC) (his mark), wit Moses Pitman, Joe Pitman (mark). Abstracted 2-7-06, NCA film C.047.40002, CTC. http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/edgecombe/deeds/ehbk4.txt
14 May 1756 (abstract) Joseph Pittman Seynr of North Carolina in the county of Edgecombe; for and in consideration of the sum of (ten) pounds to me in hand; paid by Joseph Pittman Junr of Edgecombe county; one track of land situate lying and being in the county of Edgecombe containing by estimation ninety acres more or less; bounded upon Tar River; beginning at a gum on the mouth of a branch; along a line of marked trees to the land of John Gays (pattin); along the line to three trees on the bank of the river; I am the true sole and lawful owner of the above (bargained) premise and am lawfully (seized) and bargained of the same in my own proper right as a good (perfich) and absolute estate of inheritance in fee simple; And Ann Pitman the wife of Joseph Pitman doth by these presents freely willingly give yield up surrender all her right of dowery and (dower); In witness whereof we have (__) set our hands and seals Joseph Pittman, his mark over a seal signed sealed and delivered in presence of us Moses Pitman, John Gay his mark Edgecombe County (jos) August Court 1756 This deed of sale was in open court and in due form of (__) acknowledged and on motion ordered to be registered Test Jos. Montfort Ecter
14 May 1756 - This indenture the 14th day of May in 1756 to all people to whom these presents shall come greeting know ye that I Joseph Pittman Seynr of North Carolina in the county of Edgecombe (__) his Majesty's province for and in consideration of the sum of (ten) pounds to me in hand before the (un)sealing hereof well and truly paid by Joseph Pittman Junr of Edgecombe county the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and myself therewith fully satisfied and (contented) and thereof and of every part and parcel thereof do (exonerate) acquit and discharge the said Joseph Pittman his heirs Exor and admin for (wit) by these presents have given granted bargained (__) conveyed and confirmed and by these presents do freely fully and absolutely give grant bargain (__) convey and confirm unto him the said Joseph Pittman his heirs and assigns forever one track of land situate lying and being in the county of Edgecombe containing by estimation ninety acres more or less (butle) and bounded upon Tar River beginning at a gum on the mouth of a branch (running) up the (__) to a white oak and (thence) along a line of marked trees to the land of John Gays (pattin) to a white oak and thence along the line to three trees on the bank of the river thence up the river to the first station to have and to hold the said granted and bargained premises with all the appurtenances (__) commodities to the same belonging or in any appurtenance to him the said Joseph Pittman his heirs his assigns forever to his (__) only proper use (__) and (__) forever and I the said Joseph Pittman senr to and (wit) the said Joseph Pittman Junr his heirs and assigns that before the (__) hereof I am the true sole and lawful owner of the above (bargained) premise and am lawfully (seized) and bargained of the same in my own proper right as a good (perfich) and absolute estate of inheritance in fee simple and have in myself good right (full) power and lawful authority to grant bargain sell (convey) and confirm the said (bargained) premises in manner as aforesaid and the said Joseph Pittman his heirs and assigns shall and may from time to time and at all times forever hereafter by (some) and virtue of these presents lawfully (beacible) and (_)uitty have (lived) use occupy forever who before the said devised premises with all the appurtenances free and clear and freely and clearly (examined) and discharged of from all manner of (form) or (other) (gifts) grants bargains sales (__) mortgages wills entails (focutuies) dowerie (__) (__) execute in (__) (__) and extent further (mind) the said Joseph Pittman (__) myself my heirs Exis whom do (__) and (_)gage the above devised premises to him the said Joseph Pittman his heirs and assigns against the lawful claim or demand of any persons whatsoever forever hereafter to warrant secure and defend And Ann Pitman the wife of Joseph Pitman doth by these presents freely willingly give yield up surrender all her right of dowery and (dower) . . . In witness whereof we have (__) set our hands and seals Joseph Pittman, his mark over a seal signed sealed and delivered in presence of us Moses Pitman, John Gay his mark Edgecombe County (jos) August Court 1756 This deed of sale was in open court and in due form of (__) acknowledged and on motion ordered to be registered Test Jos. Montfort Ecter (__) (Edgecombe Co NC Court, Aug 1756) Halifax Co NC Record of Deeds, 1754-1760, Vol 2. 6, 7 c.047.40003, vol 6, page 84 (There were no indications in the copy of the above deed as to what the marks were for those who signed with marks)
9 Oct 1762 - What appears to be the original will of Joseph Pitman, Edgecombe Co NC, 9 Oct 1762, shows three distinctly different sets of handwriting: the will itself and the signature of James Horn (Horne) seem to match; the "J" mark of Joseph Pitman has a much different capital J, a longhand capital J with a pointed top and a fish-hook tail at the bottom; the Jacob Pitman signature has a similiar J to that of Joseph Pitman but the tail at the bottom has a rounded curl.
"In the Name of God Amen I Jofeph Pittman of Edgcomb county
In the Provence of Northcarolina being Sick and weak of body
but in Perfect Sound Sence and Memory thanks be to the Almighty
God for the Same therefore Calling to mind the mortality of mankind
and Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die therefore
do make and ordain this my Laft will and teftament of all my
worldly goods that it hath Pleafed allmighty god to bestow upon
me: and I give and bequeath in manner and forme as follow ing (sic)
Firft of all I Commit my Soul in the Hands of the almighty god
that give it and body to the Duft to be baried in a Defent man (-)
ner at the Defcretion of my Executors ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
after all my worldly Debts are Paid ----
Imprimufs firft I give and bequeath to my beloved wife and
Children all my Efseate to be Equily Devided amongst them
Except my Land which I give and bequeath to my beloved
Son Jethro but all the Reft of my worldly Eftate I Defire
may be equilly Devided to my beloved wife Ann and my belov
Children whofe Names are thefe as follows Ann Jethro and
Cloe --- --- --- ---
Item: I Do hereby thefe Prefents Conftitute and appoint my belove
wife Ann Pettman and Daniel Rofs whole and Sole Executors of
this my Laft will and teftament in witnefs whereof I have
hereunto Set my Hand and Seal this ye. 9th Day of october 1762"
"Be it Remembered that I the Sd.___________ his
Jofeph Pittman Do appoint and_______ Jofeph J Pittman
ordain Daniel Rofs Jefse green_____________Mark
and Jacob Pittman as my truftys
to See that all things be Done
and ordered according to this
My above will and teftament ~"
"James Horn v
Mary X Green v
(handwriting below is much darker and different than any of the handwriting above)
"Edgecombe County fs
July Inferior Court 1763
The Within Last Wile & Testament of Joseph
Pitman was Exhibited on Oath by the
Extors And Proved by the Oaths of James Horn
& Mary Green two of the Subscribing
Witnefses thereto And atthe (sic) Same time
the Extors were Qualified According to Law
Ordered that the Same be Certified And
that the wile be recorded
___ ___ Hale"
12 Nov 1782 - To all whom these presents shall come greeting know ye that I Joseph Pitman Senr of the county of Edgecombe in the state of North Carolina for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings current money of North Carolina to in hand paid by William Faulk my son in law and his wife the receipt which I do hereby acknowledge and for and in consideration of the natural love good will and affection I have and bear unto my said son in law William and his wife and divers other good causes and considerations me theretofore (having) hath given granted and by these presents doth freely and absolutely give and grant unto my said son in law William and his wife their heirs and assigns one tract of land containing ninety acres more or less (with) the appuntentures thereafter these (__) belonging and being the land and plantation whereon I now live also one (still) and one crosscut saw one hand saw and (__) carving knife one large iron pot and all my plantation tools (__) (__) (__) to have and to hold the said plantation land and premises aforesaid with the appurtenance respectively unto the said William Faulk and his heirs and assigns to the only proper use benefits and (__) (__) of him the sd William Faulk to him his heirs and assigns forever and (__) Joseph Pitman for my self my heirs (__) the land plantation and premises aforesd with the appurtenances and other articles to the afore mentioned William Faulk (__) his heirs and assigns shall and well warrant and defend forever by these presents in witness whereof I the said Joseph Pitman have hereunto set my hand and seal the 12th day of November anno Domini 1782 - Joseph Pitman - signed sealed and delivered in presence of / (Joel) Horn / Jefse Green (Edgecombe Co NC, Aug Court 1783) Edgecombe Co NC Real Estate Conveyances, 1780-1788, Vol E, 4, c.037.40006, Vol E, page 399
1 Jan 1786 - Edge. Co. Db 4, page 363, deed date 1 Jan 1786, recorded Feb Ct 1786, William Faulk, planter, Edge. Co. to Thomas Pitman, planter, Edge. Co. for 100 pounds, all his right to a tract of land containing 90 acres being part of a patent granted to Joseph Pitman bearing date Feb 10, 1750, on the south side of Tar River beginning at a corner sweet gum on the river in the mouth of the Long Branch then up the said branch to a white oak Jethro Pitman's corner then south along the said line to a corner white oak then easterly to a red oak on the river then up the various courses of the river to the first station, signed William Faulk, wit. Williamson Barnes, D. Battle, Elisha Battle. Abstracted 8-19-03 from NCA film C.037.40014, CTC.
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