McLeary Family

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Of the Old Steele Creek Township
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

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Buried at Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, in Steele Creek, Mecklenburg Co., NC


From: Briscoe’s "Mecklenburg County, NC Court Minutes, Book 1, 1774 – 1780

Deed from William Barnett to Robt McCleary dated the 9th day of Feb 1778 for 18 acres of land by the oath of Ezekl. Polk

Deed from Thomas McClure & Agnes his wife and John Bole? To Robert McCleary for 200 acres of land dated 17 Day of April 1771, proved by David Robinson.

Deed from James and Patrick Scott to William McClarey for 200 acres dated 16 Dec 1779 proved by Wm. Richey.

July Court 1777:

Robert McClary appointed Tax assessor in Robert Irwin’s Dist (Capt. Co.) constable was Matthew Knox and other tax assessors were David Reed and Francis Moore, Sr.

Deed from Robert McCrea (McCree) to Samuel McClary for 20 acres dated 26 Sept 1777, probed by Thomas Alexander

From: Genealogical Deed Abstracts of Mecklenburg Co., NC, Books 10-14, by Herman Ferguson:

Bk. 13, p. 405: 31 Jan 1786. Wm. Barnett, late of Mecklenburg, to Francis Smart for 100L. specie, 250 acres on the main Sugar Creek including the plantation where Smart now lives and adj. Robert McCleary. Sd. Land is part of two tract patented to John Barnett, Sr. Wit: Robt. Irwin, John Barnett and George White Smartt.

Note: Be it remembered that about 18 acres of the land described in this deed was sold previously to Robert McCleary and are not included in this transaction although the parcel is included in the courses described. Proved in Jan 1788 Ct. by oath of Robt. Irwin.

1 Mar 1780. John Johnston to Samuel McClery, for 10lbs. current NC money, 11 ˝ acres adj. Hugh Harris and other lands of McClery. Wit: Ezekiel Polk and Wm. Polk. Proved in Oct 1782 Ct by oath of Ezekiel Polk.

************** From Holcomb & Parker’s Meck. Deeds:

Book 4, p. 519-520: James David of Tryon Co. planter to Arthur Patterson of Meck for 200 As on waters of Shugar Creek between the lands of James Johnston and Robert McClary, formerly conveyed by John Davis to James Davis.

Wit: John Davies and Samuel McCleary.

Vol 9, 30th book. P101: 23 April 1771, John Davis of Meck…to Thomas Polk of same land on the waters of Sugar Creek adj. Elijah Alexander, Saml McClery 50 acres conveyed by deed from Henry McCulloh 24 Feb 1767…

Wit: Adam Alexander, John Sloan


(From Fergusons’ Will Abstracts of Mecklenburg County,

1791-1868, Books A-J.

p. 76:

Recorded in Book E, p. 6: Written 26 May 1805, probated in Oct 1805 court.

I will to my eldest dau, Mary Martin, a feather bed and furniture, and to my second dau., Isabella Davis, a feather bed and furniture. I will to my son James the use of my Negro man Toah and his wf Jean for one year, and during that term James is to pay their taxes and give each a change of wearing clothes at the end of the year. At the end of sd year the Negroes are to be divided equally among my three sons Andrew, James, and Samuel in such manner as their wisdom may devise, bearing in mind that it is my wish that they are not to be parted until death. The remainder of my property not heretofore specified is to be equally divided among all of my daus as if they were named.

Exrs: Sons Andrew and James

Wit: Samuel, William and Robert Watson

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