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Samuel,1 SARRATT, c1708-c1775
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Samuel,1 SARRATT, c1708-c1775 age 66yrs

Second Generation!
1.2 Samuel,1 SARRATT; 
1st Son of of the American progenitor 
born about c1708, in Prince George's Co., MD; [REF: #90 Pg15]
died about c1775-8, at the age of 66 years, in 
the old Rowan County of North Carolina; [REF: #90 Pg48]
Burial location Unknown, 
[no headstone found by this writer ..prs; It's been reported, he
married twice, [REF: #90 Pg17 & 48] first, at 23 years of age, 
Date (Prior to 1732, birth of 1st. Son and Location probably 
Charles Co., NC., to 
Miss ANN (Maiden Name Unknown); 
born c1708 Unknown Location; 
died, age 41y prior to 1749 (Based on 5th. Sons birth), 
probably in old Orange Co., (now Person Co.) NC; 
It has been reported that they had Four Sons born to this 1st. union;
He possibly Married a second time, Date & Location in Orange Co.,
NC. (1749 Based on birth of 5th. Son) to the 19 year old 
(22 years his junior?) 
Miss HONOUR (Unknown Maiden Name)
born about c1730 [REF: #90 Pg42], Location Unknown; 
d. about c1793, at the age of 63 years, in Rowan Co., NC.; 
Burial Location Unknown; She was the daughter of Unknown Parents; 
believed to have had one son, born to this 2nd. union;
After the death of her 1st. husband Samuel,1 SARRATT, she married
[REF: #90 Pg42] a second time, at the age of 55 years, on 06 Jun. 1785,
Rowan Co., NC., to 
as his second wife, b. Unknown; d. c1794, Rowan Co., NC.;  
No Issue to this second marriage.
  FIRST MARRIAGE: c1732 Miss Anna Unknown, 6Ch.
 Son/Dau  Click on Name for More Inf.  b.-d.  Married/Info.  Ch.
 1. 1st. Dau:  Rebecca SARRATT,  c1730-1801 a71y  m. c1750 Benj. Arendell, Jr.   6Ch.
 2. 1st. Son:  Joseph,III SARRATT  c1732-1801 a69y  m. c1754 Miss Anna Unknown,   8Ch.
 3. 2nd. Son:  Abraham,1 SARRATT  c1737-1784 a47y  m. c1762 Wife Unknown,   4Ch.
 4. 2nd. Son:  Allen,1 SARRATT  c1740-1810 a70y  m. c1765 Keshia SUCREE,  11Ch.
 5. 3rd. Son:  Samuel,2 SARRATT  c1742-1805 a63y  m. c1759 Miss Elizabeth Unknown,  12Ch.
 6. 4th. Son:  Richard,1 SARRATT   c1743-1784 a41y  m. c1775 Miss Frances Unknown,   2Ch.
  SECOND MARRIAGE: c1749 Miss Honour Unknown, 1Ch.
 7. 1st. Son:  Thomas,1 SARRATT  c1750-1895 a55y  m. c1769 Wife Unknown,  10Ch.
  53 Known Grandchildren/1st Cousins! 
 Chronological Order of Events
 Samuel,1 SARRATT
 Type  Date  Age  Remarks  (Click on Date for more Info.)  Liv'g in Co.
 Born  1708    to Joseph,1 & Katherine (Unk) SARRATT  in Prince George's Co., MD.
 Death  1715   7yrs  when Father died bfr 21 Feb.  in Prince George's Co., MD.
 Marriage  1716   8yrs   when Mother married 2nd Wm. LEWIS bfr 16 Oct.  in Prince George's Co., MD.
 Survey  1729  21yrs  90acres, of land on 16 Sep.  in Charles Co., MD.
 Married  1730  24yrs  Miss Anna Unknown,  in Charles Co., MD.
 R Rolls  1742  34yrs  Did NOT pay Rent for some 13 years  in Charles Co., MD.
 Sold  1744  36yrs  Sell's "Bridgewater" Plantation  in Charles Co., MD.
 War  1744  36yrs  When King George's War brok out  in Prince George's Co., MD.
 Move  1751  43yrs  with Wife & 6 Childreb to Granville Dist.  in Orange Co. NC.
13 Mar. 1729 Survey
Samuel SARRATT of Prince George's Co., MD. had a "Survey" done on 13 Mar. 1729, for some 90 acres of land in Charles Co., MD. However, when he received his "Bridgewater" Land Grant in Oct. of 1731, it was for only 70 acres. This 70 acres was entirely in Charles County, MD. and just below the Prince George's County line and adjacent to RICHARD BEANS'S "Thomas Inheritance", (which his brother, JOSEPH, 2 SARRATT, acquired some 22 years later in 1753) and adjoining John THOMAS'S "Bowling Green" tract.
(See Patent Book, #8, Pages 241 & 242, Hall of Records, Annapolis, MD...prs) [REF: #90 Pg7 & 15]
Marriage Mr. SARRATT & Miss Unknown
Mr. Samuel SARRATT, a24yrs Planter, "Bridgewater" Plantation and
Miss Anna Unknown, a24yrs Daughter of Unknown Parents were married in Charles Co., Maryland on __ ___ 1730. M-Book Record NOT Found!
[REF: #90 Pg7 & 15]
1729-1742 Rent Rolls
Samuel,1 SARRATT name does NOT appear on the Maryland Rent Rolls or any other records, that could be found by this writer, but he apparently owned and farmed "Bridgewater" Plantation in Charles Co. for some 13 years. (1729-1742)
When he decided to sell in 1742, he was signified as Samuel SARRAT of Prince George's County, Planter. Perhaps he still lived on the original propertyhis father might have owned -- there is no record of this land or of its disposition, yet various membereof the family seem to identified with some place in Prince George's /co.before or after buying or selling property. [REF: #90 Pg15]
March-1742 Sell's "Bridgewater"
In March of 1742, Samuel,1 SARRATT, age 34, sold his "Bridgewater", of Charles Co., MD. property to John KIDWELL, in consideration of 2,900 pounds of Tobacco. It was not until 11 March, 1744, two years later did he receive his payment. Samuel,1 SARRATT'S, wife ANN (Unknown) SARRATT, told the Court that she was satisfied with the Sale. (Which was the Custom in Maryland, that the wife approves of the land transaction..prs. This Deed was Recorded in August, 1745. [REF: #90 Pg16]
British and the Colonial against the French. The seige of Louisburg, Cape Briton Island, was led by WILLIAM SHIRLEY of Massachusetts. It surrendered on 17th. Jun. 1745. Samuel,1 SARRATT, was 37 years old, with a least 4 sons born.
See: King George's War
Move to Granville, Orange Co., NC. 1751
Their is no further records of our Samuel,1 SARRATT in Maryland, but 7 years later, (1751) at age 43, it is believed, he appeared in North Carolina applying for a Lord Granville Grant of land. Its not really proof as to where Samuel,1 SARRATT lived from the time he made arrangements to sell his land in 1742, and when he shows up in the South Hyco River area (Now Person Co.) of North Carolina in 1751 [REF: #90 Pg22]

After Samuel,1 SARRETT, age 34, sold his property in Prince George's Co., Maryland, he probably followed the Trading Path, originally and Indian trail that went from Fort Henry (now Petersburg, Virginia) westward into Rowan County, North Carolina, where it crossed the Yadkin River at Trading Ford (near Salisbury) which continues to the Indian Camps of South Carolina and Georgia. [REF: #90 Pg23]

Samuel,1 SARRETT, age 43 with his 1st. Wife ANN and 6 young Children, settled in 1751, not to far south of the Virginia boarder in North Carolina and begin to improve, some property on the South Hyco and Double Creeks, then part of Granville County, now can be identified in Person Co., NC.

Cemetery Location Unknown (to me), Person Co., NC
Ann (Unknown) SARRATT,
age 41yrs
c1708 - 1749

(Need Headstone Photo)

In [REF: #90 Pg29] states that it is believed that 1st. Wife ANN (Unknown) SARRATT died here in then Orange Co., NC., some time between 1744 and 1749. No record or location of where buried is given, nor headstone can be found by this writer.
Marriage SARRATT & Unknown
Mr. Samuel SARRATT, a41yrs of Orange Co., NC. and
Miss Honour Unknown, a19yrs Daughter of Unknown Parents were married in Orange Co., North Caronlina on __ ___ 1749. M-Book Record NOT Found!
[REF: #90 Pg 29 & 48 ]
In England called the the 7 year War, 1754-1763, started after the French occupied the uncompleted Post Fort Duquesne [site of Pittsburgh, PA] Col. GEORGE WASHINGTON with Virginia troops clashed with the French at Great Meadows and dug in at Fort Necessity, withdrew on 3rd. Jul. 1754.
At the time of the French & Indian War, Samuel,1 SARRATT, was 46 years old, with Sons:
1st Son: Joseph,3 SARRATT age 22yrs;
2nd Son: Abraham,1 SARRATT age 17yrs;
3rd Son: Allen,1 SARRATT age 14yrs;
4th Son: Samuel, 2 SARRATT age 12yrs;
5th Son: Richard,1 SARRATT age 10yrs;
See: French & Indians Wars
Click on Thumbnail for larger Map! Entered "Sarratt "South Hico" Plantation,
Orange Co., SC.
Dated: 03 Dec - 1751
Samuel,1 SARRATT, age 43 entered for land on 03 Dec. 1751 and this tract containing 422 acres was surveyed on 28 Jan. 1754, and the Land Grant was issued by Earl of GRANVILLE of Orange Co., NC. on 13 Nov. 1756 all in now as Person Co., NC. When he first entered and settled on this land, it was part of the Granville District of Carolina Colony.
See: Early Maps, NC.
  Samuel,1 SARRATT, age 36 was paid for the tract of land he sold in Maryland, the same year (1744) Earl of GRANVILLE received his new charter. And its conceivable he left for North Carolina soon after his sale. Later by 28th Jan. 1751, he probably followed the Trading Path, originally and Indian trail that went from Fort Henry (Now Petersburg, VA.) were it crossed the Yadkin River and Trading Ford (near Salisbury, NC.) and continued to the Indian camps in South Carolina and Georgia, although Samuel,1 SARRATT, did not go that far he found what he wanted in the land on the South Hyco river in what later became Orange Co., North Carolina.
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Lord of Granville, John CARTERET, Esq.
to Samuel SARRATT, 422ac, Orange Co., NC.
Dated: Jan 28, 1754
His Majefty's Captain-General, and Governor in Chief, in
and over the faid Province.
To the S U R V E Y O R - G E N E R A L,
You are forthwith to admeafure and lay out, caufe to be admeafured and laid out unto: Samuel Sarratt, a Plantation, containing 422 Acres of Land, in the County of Orange County: Located on both sides of the South Hico: Beginning at a White Oak, the North side of the South fork of the Creek; Then running South crossing the fork, 65 Chains to the Center of Two White Oaks and a Sourwood tree; Then East crossing a prong of Double Creek, 65 Chains, to the Center of Two White Oaks and a Hickory; Then North crossing a prong of Double Creek, 65 Chains, to a White Oak; Then West crossing South this 65 Chains to the first Station; Containing Four Hundred and Twenty Two acres.

Obferving his Majefty's Inftructions for running out Lands: Two juft and fair Plans whereof, with a proper Certificate annexed to each, you are to return into the Secretary's Office, within twelve Months from Date hereof. And if the Warantee fhall not, with in Eighteen Months from Date hereof, take out a Patent for faid Lands, this Warrant, and all Proceedings thereon, fhall be Void; and of no Force; and the faid Land fhall be deemed vacant, and free to be taken up by any other Perfon.
GIVEN at Orange County under my Hand, the 28th Day
of January, Annoque Domini 1754
LS/ Lord of GRANVILLE { Seal }
By his Excellencys Command, LS/ Wm. CHURTONS? Fenner per Sec
Sworn Chain Carriers:

NORTHERN CAROLINA COLONY This first record of exploration of the coastal ares of what is now North Carolina was made in 1524 by the French, two years later, 1526, the Spanish tried to establish a colony, but this effort failed. In 1654 Sir WALTER RALEIGH under a grant from English Queen ELIZABETH 1, headed an expedition to explore and to recommend a suitable place for a colony. This group returned to England with glowing reports of the Roanoke Island area what is now North Carolina, but which was called Virginia. In April of 1585, Sir RALEIGH sent a group of more than 100 men to plant a colony in "Virginia". Threatened with famine and destruction from hostile Indians, the entire colony left for England on the 9th of Jun. 1586. The next year (1587) Sir RALEIGH sent out another colony, consisting of 121 persons under the leadership of Gov. John WHITE. With in few months Gov. WHITE was "constrayned to return into England" to produce supplies for the desperate colony. After being detained in England by the War with Spain, WHITE returned to Roanoke Island in 1590 to find the colony gone. The fate of the "Lost Colony", has remained one of the most intriguing mysteries in North Carolina history. After about 22 years or so after the establishment of the first permanent English settlement in America at Jamestown, VA., in 1607, explorers from that settlement, began visiting the northeastern portion of present North Carolina, and on the 30th of Oct., 1629, King CHARLES I of England granted to his attorney general ROBERT HEATH, the "Province of Carolina" HEATH failed to colonize his vast grant, but traders and explorers continued to come into Carolina from Virginia. The exact date of the first permanent settlement in North Carolina is unknown, but likely to be some time between 1660 and 1662. On the 3rd of April 1663 King CHARLES II of England granted the territory between the 31Deg and 36Deg North latitude lines to eight noblemen, which he renamed to "Carolina" later in 1665 extending the grant to 29Deg and 26Deg30'. The Eastern portion of the Carolinas were being cleared and settled, but not with out problems with the non-resident proprietors over quit-rents and other problems relating to land grants. From 1689 to about 1711 or 1712 the Carolina region (North and South Carolina) was ruled by a deputy governor in Charleston, South Carolina. It was not until 1712, that North Carolina had it first governor EDWARD HYDE. The colony grew very little from 1712 to 1718, because of the difficulties of the 1708 Cary Rebellion and the Tuscarora War of 1711-1713 (See Tuscarora War... prs) After 1718 the colony grew and prospered. In 1729 North Carolina became a Royal Colony when King GEORGE II purchased the shares of the seven proprietary lords. The eighth share was owned by John CARTERET (subsequently Earl of GRANVILLE, subsequently Lord CARTERET) who refused to sell, and he held this land, known as the GRANVILLE DISTRICT, until the American Revolution, when it was absorbed by the state, but not before after much negotiation , a new charter was prepared for Earl of GRANVILLE in 1744 and the GRANVILLE proprietary was laid out in a contiguous tract in North Carolina that included the tier of counties from the town of Bath northward to the Virginia ; its eastern boundary was the Atlantic Ocean and its Western boundary was never fixed. It is no doubt that Samuel,1 SARRATT, heard that Earl of GRANVILLE, was anxious to settle his Carolina grant and that the terms were going to be advantageous to newcomers and the acreage would be generous. Earl of GRANVILLE had waited for so many years (since 1663, 88 years), so when he was able to do so, he was anxious to make things attractive for settlers and he and his agents advertised broadly. This changed with the Revolutionary War, but Samuel,1 SARRATT, seems to have got in on the ground floor. (Collier's Encyclopedia, with Bibliography; Ed. 1962; Vol 17, Page 622) ORANGE Co. 1st. TAX LIST: The Tax records of 1754, for Orange Co., NC prepared by ALEXANDER MEBANE, former Sheriff, and filed with the Court in Oct. 1754, listed only 1,113 taxable counted and these were all males over 16 years of age, all male Servants over 16, and all Slaves, male and female over 16. Samuel, SARRATT, age 44, was listed with Only two sons 16 years of age, with no Slaves, were listed. This same list prevailed for 1755. [REF: #90 Pg24] Samuel,1 SARRATT, b. c1708, age 46 4th. Son: RICHARD,1 SARRATT; b. 1745, MD. age 9 5th. Son: THOMAS,1 SARRATT; b. 1750, NC. age 4 The following were NOT listed with 1754 Tax List. 1st. Son: JOSEPH,3 SARRATT; b. 1732, MD. age 22 2nd. Son: ALLEN,1 SARRATT; b. 1740, MD. age 14 3rd. Son: Samuel,2 SARRATT; b. 1742, MD. age 12 ORANGE Co. SHERIFF, 1753-1755 The Orange Co., Court in Jun 1755, apppointed ARON Van HOOK constable in place of Samuel,1 SARRATT, age 47, so it can be assumed that Samuel,1 SARRATT had probably been appointed constable in 1753 since the normal term was two years. [REF: #90 Pg26] As mention earlier Samuel,1 SARRATT, entered for land on 03 Dec. 1751 and this tract containing 422 acres was surveyed on 28 Jan. 1754, and the Land Grant was issued by the Earl of GRANVILLE on 13 Nov. 1756. This 422 acres can be found in the now Person Co., NC. Records can be found in Orange Co., which was formed from Bladen and Granville Counties, in 1752; This property can be found in Caswell Co., which was formed from Orange Co., in 1777, later can be found in Person Co., which was formed from Caswell Co. in 1791. [This was typed as it appeared ..prs] NORTH CAROLINA, fi No. _________ GEORGE, the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great- Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. To all to whom thefe Prefents fhall come, Greeting: KNOW YE, That We, for and in Cnfideration of the Rent and Duties herein referved, have Given and Granted, and by this Prefents, for Us, Our Heirs and Succffors, DO Give and Grant, unto Samuel Sarratt a Tract of Land, containing 422 Acres, lying and being in the County of Orange, in our Province of North Carolina. Located on both sides of the South Hico: Beginning at a White Oak, the North side of the South fork of the Creek; Then running South crossing the fork, 65 Chains to the Center of Two White Oaks and a Sourwood tree; Then East crossing a prong of Double Creek, 65 Chains, to the Center of Two White Oaks and a Hickory; Then North crossing a prong of Double Creek, 65 Chains, to a White Oak; Then West crossing South this 65 Chains to the first Station. As by the Plat hereunto annexed doth appear; together with all Woods, Waters, Mines, Hereditaments, and Appurtenances, to the faid Land belonging or appertaining (one Half of all Gold and Silver Mines excepted) to hold him the faid Samuel Sarratt Heirs and Affigns, for ever, as of our Manor of Eaft- Greenwich, in our County of Kent, in fee and common Socrage, by Fealty only; YIELDING AND PAYING UNTO US, our Heirs and Succeffors, for ever, the yearly Rent of FOUR SHILLINGS, Proclamation Money, for every Hundred Acres hereby granted; to be paid unto us, our Heirs and Succeffors, on the Second Day of Fetruary in each Year, at fuch Places in our faid Province as our Governor for the Time being, with the Advise and Confent of our Council, fall think fit to direct and appoint. Provided always, That in Cafe the faid Samuel Sarrett Heirs and Affigns, fall not, within Three Years from the Date hereof, dear and cultivate, according to the Proporation of Three Acres for every Hundred; and alfo, that if a Minute or Docket of thefe our Letters Patent fhall not be entered in the Office of our Auditor General, for the Time being, in our faid Province, within Six Months from the Date hereof; that then, and in either of the faid Cafes, thefe our Letters Patent fhall be void and of none Effect. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caufed the Seal of our faid Province to be hereunto affixed. Witnefs our trufty and well beloved John CARTERET, Efg; Captain General, Governor, and Commander in Chief, in and over our faid Privince, this 13th Day of November in the 36th Year of our Reign, Annoque Domini One Thoufand Seven Hundred and Fifty Six. By His Excellencym, Lord GRANVILLE John CARTERET What kind of country had Samuel, SARRATT settled in? By 1740 only a handful families were reported living along the Hyco, Eno and Haw Rivers, but by 1755 ANSON, ORANGE, and ROWAN counties together held only 3,000 people. It wasn't until the end of the French and Indian War (1754-1763) that emigration from Virginia increased and brought more settlers into North Carolina. Even though Hillsborough, the county seat for Orange County, NC, one of the largest towns in the Piedmont District and it only boasted about 40 inhabitants in 1764. On the 13th of Nov. 1756, a record shows Samuel,1 SARRETT, age 48 a Quick-rent list he owned property in Orange Co., NC. It is attached to the indenture and plat Map, that makes it possible to identify the land on existing maps of today. (State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina.) [REF: #90 Pg24] Samuel,1 SARRATT, Planter is entitled to property situated in the Parish of St. Matthew in the County of Orange....The yearly rent to be 16 Shillings and 11 Pence.... (In 1977, Researchers and Descendants Norman H. & Laura Sarratt 90 visited Samuel,1 SARRATT'S Hyco Plantation in the now Person Co., North Carolina. ..prs) "Armed with our maps, we left the pavement of Route I-166 in Person County, NC. and followed the road out toward the Two Prongs of the Double Creek until the road finally dwindled out in the yard of an old house whose sagging porch was held up by rocks in several places. Near the house were three old tobacco drying sheds made of massive hand hewn logs which looked as though they had not been used in years. An old gentleman, his elderly wife, and 40 year old son lived there as tenant farmers and they came out to meet us, very surprised at our visit. We sat on their porch and chatted with them and they told us there was an old double-walled log cabin down closer to the creek, but the path to the cabin was overgrown with brambles and bushes, and the 40 year old, son, who was suspicious of us from the start, said there were snakes down there and it would be dangerous for us to try the hike. We decided there was something he didn't want us to see, and the strong smell of liquor on his breath, despite the fact it was Sunday morning, made us wary and we prudently declined the old man's offer. Ever since then we have regretted our cowardice. What if we had gone down the bramble path and found "S.S." carved into one of the old logs?" In the Sep. 1757, Court of Orange Co., NC. they qualified LAWRENCE THOMPSON as Sheriff, with JAMES BOWIE and Samuel SARAT were qualified as Under-Sheriffs. [REF: #90 Pg26] The BOWIE family was a prominent family in Prince George's Co., Maryland. It is not unreasonable to assume that these two families emigrated together...prs COURT RECORDS of 1758 Samuel,1 SARRATT, age 50, appears three more times in the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sesions, Records of Orange Co., NC. March, 1758 Samuel,1 SARRATT...proved a Bill of Sale, for a Negro man from John ROGERS to THOMAS ERSKINE. June, 1758 ROBERT ALSUP was accused of stealing a saddle and bell from Samuel,1 SARRATT and was told to stand trial at the next Court. December, 1758 the Debtors Court listed JAMES CARY, Jr. Vs Samuel,1 SARRATT. No disposition of these cases could be found, may had to do with Samuel'S duties as Under- Sheriff. This 1758 Court entry, is the last record found of Samuel,1 SARRATT in Orange Co., North Carolina. It is believed that Samuel,1 SARRATT, at the age of 50 years, relocated again to Rowan Co., which now is the Southern part of Davidson Co. North Carolina. RELOCATION to ROWAN COUNTY, NC The next record found, is in 1765, Rowan Co. NC (Now reformed into southern Davision Co...prs) lists the 57 year old Samuel,1 SARRATT, as being paid for bring in woolfs, panthers, and cat's. Because of the lack of money due to difficulty in collecting taxes. This period was the beginning of the revolt against unfair taxes by the farmers who called themselves Regulators, and many of them had agreed to skip paying taxes until a better system was evolved and honest collectors were employed. (Minutes of Court of Pleas & Quarter Session, Rowan County, North Carolina; 1764, II:615) [REF: #90 Pg28] Amoung others Samuel SARRATT is credited with bringing in "4 catts" for which he was entitled to 10 Shillings and 8 Pence. WILLIAM MEBANE claimed bounty on the same list. The Clerk was ordered by the Court to pay four-fifths of each claim. We can never be sure why Samuel,1 SARRATT, age 56 now left his second home on the Hyco river of the old Orange Co., NC. and moved southwest to Rowan Co., NC, but there are strong indications he did. He had only to continue on down the Trading Path to reach this part of the state (now southern Davidson Co., NC). If he did leave, why would an older man want to leave his plantation for land less settled? Perhaps he moved further south with his younger sons in their quest for property. One of Samuel,1 SARRATT'S sons JOSEPH, 1 SARRATT, remained along the South Hyco in Orange Co., NC., as a substantial landholder, which probably included his father's original property, no record has been found that the elder Samuel,1 SARRATT sold it. It appears that most of the SARRATT family came to Rowan Co., NC to the area that is now in the southern part of Davidson County along the Yadkin River. [REF: #90 Pg28] It is believed that Samuel,1 SARRATT resided along the Yadkin River in old Rowan Co., (now southern Davidson Co.) NC., for some 15 years 1756 to 1771. Then he just continued on down the Trading Path to the old Tryon Co., NC. where he died some 5 years later about 1775. No record of Samuel,1 SARRATT, as owning land in the old Rowan Co., NC. from to 1756-1771 by this writer...prs The next record found is on __ March 1771, land was Surveyed for Samuel, 1 SARRATT/SURRATT, age 63 some 250 acres and his 3rd son Samuel, 2 SARRATT, Jr. , age 29 some 200 acres. On 14 Nov. 1771, they, both received Land Grants No. 3195 and No. 3187 from the then Royal North Carolina Government, the JOSIAH MARTIN Royal Governor (1771-1775) Both Samuel'S probably had entered prior to the 1771 Survey, because it was customary for persons to improve land by erecting some kind of a dwelling to live on prior to filing their Survey or Grant. () From the CROWN To: SAML. SURATT on 14th of November 1771, 250 acres of land in Tryon County, State aforesaid.. On the West Side of the Broad River.. Joining the river bank... Near JOEL BLACKWELL'S tract. From the CROWN To: Samuel SURATT on 14th of November 1771, 200 acres of land in Tryon County, State aforesaid.. On the West Side of the Broad River.. Joining cource of the Sd. River (A point) ... Near the mount of a branch. (Page 699) As above mentioned this property was original in what was called Tryon County, of North Carolina, when the SARRATT'S originally moved there in 1770. At that time this area was in the jurisdiction of North Carolina In the boundary dispute between the two Carolinas in 1772, which was called the "New Acquisition" the residents of this area were forced to re- register their property with the Colony 0f South Carolina. This property was then located in the Nity-Six District of South Carolina (formed 1769) Then in 1785, it became part of the Spartanburg Co, South Carolina. Later when Cherokee Co. was formed in 1897 from Spartanburg, Union and York Counties and today, this property can be found in Cherokee Co., SC. RE-REGISTER for SOUTH CAROLINA From the CROWN To: SAML. SURATT on 14th of November 1771, 250 acres of land in Tryon County, State aforesaid.. On the West Side of the Broad River.. Joining the river bank... Near JOEL BLACKWELL'S tract. (Grant 410, Bk 20, Pg700) From the CROWN To: Samuel SURATT on 14th of November 1771, 200 acres of land in Tryon County, State aforesaid.. On the West Side of the Broad River.. Joining cource of the Sd. River (A point) ... Near the mount of a branch. (Grant 63?, Bk20 Pg700) SOUTHERN CAROLINA COLONY The first settlement was in the spring of 1670, along the Ashley River and was named Charles Town after King CHARLES II. Ten years later the colonist moved to the present location of Charleston (as the name was written after 1783) on the peninsula between the Ashley and Cooper rivers. By 1680 the settlement had 1,000 to 1,200 people; by 1700 it had nearly 16,000. For 50 years South Carolina, theoretically was united to North Carolina, but was actually a separate colony under a series of deputy governors appointed by the proprietors. These men, of course, major interest were their superiors in England, which came first; they harried the colony for money crops and quick-rents and vetoed many of the early measures passed by the Carolina elected assembly. The Carolina colonists felt that they had insufficient support against the Indians and pirates and felt that they would dare better under direct rule of the king. In 1719 the Carolina Colonist sent the last proprietary governor home with the request that the king take over the colony. JAMES MOORE served as governor until 1721 when King GEORGE I sent Sir FRANCIS NICHOLSON as Royal Governor. In 1729 Carolina became two royal provinces of North and South Carolina. For some 46 years, under royal rule South Carolina grew and prospered. Because of the economic prosperity South Carolina enjoyed as a royal province, it seperated reluctantly from Great Britin in 1775. However, as early as June of 1775, the colony voted to raise Colonist Troops for the Revolution War; in September the royal governor was forced to flee; and six months later a state government was established. On May 23rd, 1788 South Carolina, became the 8th state to ratify the United State Constitution. (Collier's Encyclopedia, with Bibliography; Ed. 1962; Vol. 21, Page 395) Tryon Co., NC. was formed from Mecklenburg Co., on 10th Apr. 1769. It was named in honor of WILLIAM TRYON, governor of North Carolina, 1765-1771. The boundary between Tryon & Mecklenburg was established in 1774. S.R. XXXIII, pg769 The said county of Mecklenburg shall be, and is hereby divided into Two distinct Counties and Parishes, by a Line beginning at Earl GRANVILLE'S line; where it crosses the CATAWBA River; and the said River to be the line to the South Carolina Line; and all that part of the said County which lies to the eastward of said dividing line shall be a District County and Parish, and remain, and be called by the name of Mecklenburg County and St. Martin's Parish; and all that part of the said County which lies to the westward of said dividing line shall be one other District County and Parish, and be and renamed, by the name of Tryon County and St. Thomas's Parish. The Act of 10th Apr. 1769, named county commissioners to select a place whereon to erect a court house, prison and stocks" the commissioners were replace in 1770, again in 1774. No court house location was found until 1777, at the place "called the Cross Roads on CHRISTOPHER MAUNEY'S land between the head of "Long Creek, Muddy Creek and Beaver Dam Creek" when and act called levying additional taxes for the completed courthouse, and of coarse, the county was abolished 2 years later in 1779. Tryon Co., NC. was dissolved in 1779 when it was divided in to Rutherford (formed 1779) and Lincoln Co., NC. which was formed in 1778. Later the larger Lincoln Co. was further divided into part to Cleveland in 1841 (with other part of Rutherford Co.); to Catawba Co., in 1842; to Gaston Co., in 1846. In 1774, Samuel,1 SARRATT, age 66 along with son Samuel, 2 SARRATT, age 32 and Grandson John, 2 SARRATT, age 15, all can be identified as a Witness in a deed transaction of WILLIAM WILSON of Tryon Co., NC. (Deed Abstracts of Tryon Co., NC; 1769-1786; Pg. 104-5; 08 Aug. 1774 Wm. WILSON of Tryon Co., NC. hereby convey to THOMAS WILSON of same; some 200 acres including the Plantation whereon said Wm. WILSON now lives.... Signed by Wm. WILSON Witness: LS/ Samuel SARRATT, Sr. Witness: LS/ Samuel SARRATT, Jr. <.....3rd Son of Samuel, Sr. Witness: LS/ John SARRATT <.....1st Son of Samuel, Jr. DEATH OF Samuel,1 SARRATT In [REF: #90 Pg48] list the death of Samuel,1 SARRATT as "died about 1775, in North Carolina" but no record soarce given. The death of 1775, has not been verified by this writer, nor the location. No record has been found of Samuel,1 SARRATT, leaving a Will or where he is buried, in the then Tryon Co., NC... the above 08 Aug. 1774 in Tryon Co., NC. is the last record of Samuel,1 SARRATT, Sr. the search goes on...prs It can be speculated that prior to 1778, 2nd. Wife HONOUR (Unknown) SARRATT, age 44, that after the death of her husband Samuel,1 SARRATT Sr, returned to Rowan Co., NC., to be with her Son THOMAS, 1 SARRATT. In any case a record can be found regarding a connection of SAMUEL, 1 SARRATT, Sr. death before 31 Aug. 1778, when three men SIMON DAVIS, JOHN GARDNER and ROBERT BARKLEY went to the Land Office at the County Seat Salisbury, Rowan Co., NC. SIMON DAVIS, JOHN GARDNER and ROBERT BARKLEY is granted 150 acres of land on the waters of "Cabin Creek" including HONOUR SARRATT and son THOMAS, 1 SARRATT'S improvements; "Made over to HONOUR SARRATT". (Rowan Co., Vacant Lands, Patent No 1457, Dated 31 Aug. 1778) Were these men, trying to do a Widow a favor or were they "Land Speculators" trying to claim the land of the deceased SAMUEL, 1 SARRATT, Sr.? Another record shows the Widow HONOUR (Unknown) SARRATT filed a new entry for 300 acres, a month later on 23 Sep. 1778. (No doubt this 300 acres was the land her deceased husband Samuel,1 SARRATT, Sr had improved from 1764 till his death about 1778) The practice of granting land to women was only carried out when they were living on the land improved by a deceased husband. (Rowan Co., Vacant Lands, Patent No 1555, Dated 23 Sep. 1778) 300 acres of land lying on the waters of "Cabin Creek"; below the Meeting House and running up to include the ridge between Sd. Creek and the Dry Fork, including the improvements.. where she now lives. Another record shows, still the Widow HONOUR (Unknown) SARRATT age 53; 300 acres was surveyed: LAND GRANT SURVEY HONOUR SARRATT Rowan County, NC. Apr. 26th. 1783 NORTH CAROLINA } } SS: COUNTY of ROWAN } This plan represents a tract of land Surveyed for HONOUR SARRAT, lying on the North of Cabin Creek; Beginning at a Pine, on JOHN BADGETT and MATTHEW SKEEN property and runs on their line East 40 Chains to a Red Oak; Thence North 75 Chains, along CLEMENT LANIER, Sr. line to a Pine; Thence West 40 Chains, along JOSEPH and PHILLIP MARSH'S line to a Black Oak; Thence South, along the ridge, 75 Chains, to the Beginning. Containing 300 Acres. Surveyed April the 26th, 1783 JOHN M. EROMEL? Sworn Chain Carriers DANIEL LAUGHTIN Wm. ? This property in 1778, was located North of Cabin Creek, beginning below the Meeting House, and running up so as to include the ridge between Cabin Creek and Dry Creek. Today it can be located lying along Highway 109, North of the intersection of Loftin Road and Handy Road. Her son THOMAS, 1 SARRATT, was granted property in Jan. 1779, North of her in the "Flat Swamp" drainage area, and Step-Son ALLEN, 1 SARRATT was granted property in Nov. 1778, South of her property along "Beverdam Creek". The 55 year old Widow HONOUR (Unknown) SARRATT married, [REF: #90 Pg 42] a second time on 06 June 1785, in then Rowan Co., (later Davidson Co.) NC., to JAMES FRAZER; born Unknown, as his second wife. It would seem this marriage was for companionship, which didn't last very long. HONOUR (Unknown) SARRATT FRAZER, died 8 years later about 1793, at 63 years of age.
  North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
County: Rowan Bond Date: 06 Jun 1785 Record #: 01 139 Bond #: 000124892
Bride: Honnour Seratt
Groom: James Fraser
Bondsman: Darby Henley
Witness: Hu Magoune
In the 1790 Census, for Rowan Co., NC. list the elderly couple, living with JENNET FRAZER, daughter of JAMES FRAZER, first marriage; 2nd Son ALLEN, 1 SARRATT was living close by (F.G. 32) as well as 5th Son THOMAS, 1 SARRATT (F.G. 23); (M-637, State Reel 7, Page 172, F.G. 28) H/H JAMES FRAZER, age ? Wife HONOUR (Unknown) SARRATT FRAZER, age 60 Dau: JENNET FRAZER, age Female SLAVE Female SLAVE The exact date and location of burial of HONOUR (Unknown) SARRATT FRAZER is unknown, but 5th son THOMAS, 1 SARRATT began to dispose of her property in 1793. 3rd. Son ALLEN, 1 SARRATT was still living in the County, but the Court did not recognize anyone but THOMAS, 1 SARRATT as her Heir, not even her second husband JAMES FRAZER. 5th Son THOMAS, 1 SARRATT even sold 150 acres of his mothers property to her second husband, JAMES FRAZER for 60 pounds, probably so he could continue to live on his mothers property. The next year, the lonely JAMES FRAZER, prepared his Will which is dated 05 Jan. 1794, which began: "In the name of God, amen! I JAMES FRAZER, being aged and infirm...", indicated that he was late in years. He listed 5 adult children and JANNET FRAZER, whom he left 70 pounds. Apparently after his death some 8 months later, on 30 Aug. 1794, his three sons sold 320 acres on Grante Creek that had belonged to their father JAMES FRAZER as instructed in his Will. Later, in 1797, they sold the 150 acres JAMES FRAZER had bought from 5th Son THOMAS, 1 SARRATT to HENRY GILES.

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