Matthew and Robert Black of Clarks Fork, York Co SC and Cooks Creek, Augusta Co VALast Updated 2018-02-16
During the 1760's, there were several households within the BLACK family who settled along Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek in what is now York Co SC. This location is very close to the NC line just south of Kings Mountain. However, during the 1760's, it was actually claimed by NC, first under Mecklenburg Co, then Tryon Co. Prior to that even, it was known as Craven Co SC, but by the 1770's the boundary line was resurveyed and it was determined this area was inside SC, and the newly formed York County.
Surveys and Land Grants were issued by NC during the 1760's and early 1770's for this Clarks Fork (CFBC) region and has been preserved to this day. Four men acquired land along CFBC during the 1760's named Matthew Black (Jr), Robert Black, Joseph Black, and Gowen Black. For more information on my interpretation of their relationships, so my main page on the BLACK family.
How many of these men actually lived in Augusta Co VA just west of Harrisonburg, along Linville Creek and Cooks Creek? For certain, Matthew Black (Sr) and Robert Black. I believe Matthew Sr to have been the father of Robert, Matthew Jr, and Joseph. There was also a Gawin Black in Augusta not far from Matthew and Robert. It is unclear if he was a brother of Matthew Sr, and or a son. It is also unclear if he was the same "Gowen Black" who moved to CFBC in SC, or if that Gowen was another son of Matthew Sr.
The following records are a summary of documented records in VA and NC and SC regarding these Blacks. The Va location today is in Rockingham Co Va. Not all records for all Blacks in York Co SC are recorded. But the ones listed include the ones from Clarks Fork and may possibly include some unrelated Blacks, but that fact is unclear at this time.
Orange Co VA Court records02-125. 29 February 1739(0) In the Suit by petition brought by Lewis Stevens plt agt Matt: Black Deft for three pounds ten Shillings due by bills Judgment is granted the plt agt ye sd deft for ye sd Sum of three pounds ten Shillings & Costs.
02-302. 28 November 1740 In the Action of Debt between William Gadees plt and Gain Black Deft the Deft failing to appear Judgment is granted the plt agt the sd Deft the Sheriff of this County for Seven pounds Seven Shillings Currt. Money of Pensylvania of the value of Seven pounds Seven Shillings Currt. Money of Virginia unless the sd Deft appear at the next Court to answer this Action.
02-334. 27 March 1740(1) In the Action of Debt between Wm. Gadees plt and Gain Black Deft for Seven pounds Seven Shillings Currt. Money of Pensylvania of the value of Seven pounds Seven Shillings Currt. Money of Virga. the Deft not appearing the Judgment of Last November Court agt the Deft and the Sheriff of this County is Confirmed for the Sum of Seven pounds Seven Shillings Currt. Money of Pensylvania or five pounds ten Shillings and three pence Currt. Money of Virginia wch the sd Deft & Sheriff are ordered to pay to the sd plt together with Costs.
03-220. 28 August 1742 The Suit by petition brought by William Crisp assee of Mathew Black agt. Thomas Repior is dismisd neither party appearing.
04-235. 24 November 1744 Path. [Mathew or Patrick?] Black Plt agt John Anderson Deft. Ptn. This Suit is Dismissed no appea.
Augusta Co VA church records174. 1756 Processioned from Fairfax's line to North River, by John Harrison and Danl. Smith, viz: For John McClure, for Richd. Dear, for Pat. Quen, for Danl. Love, for Mathew Black, for Arter Johnson, for Thomas Harrison, for John Wright, for David Walston, for William Logan, for John Davis, for Thomas Lokey, for Jacob Wooly, for Valentine Sevier, for John Phillips, for Andw. Bird, for Thos. Millsaps, for John Obryan, for Michael Wearen, for John Fawler, for David Logan, for Randolph McDonald, for John Cravens, for Joseph Cravens, for Robert Cravens, for John Shelpman, for Alex. Herring, for Jeremiah Harrison, for Reuben Harrison, for John Harrison, Sr., for John Harrison, Jr., for Zebulon Harrison, for Thomas Moore, for Moses Bird, for Wm. McGee, for Col. Wood's Plains, for Robert Harrison. Naiad [Naked] Creek Patten part not processioned because Capt. Daniel Harrison and John Edwards objected because there was no patent nor courses to know the lines. Niles Run tract not processioned by reason none to show the lines. Capt. Harrison’s not processioned, none to show lines.
295. 1760 Processioned by John Hopkins, David Ralston in Capt. Ephraim Love's Company: for Thomas Gordon, for Francis Green, for Jeremiah Harrison, for Daniel Love, for Daniel Calkin, for Robert Cravins, for Thos. Harrison, for Ephraim Love, for Widow Johnston, for Alex. Herring, for Edward Shankling, for Widow Logan, for William Logan, for John Cravins, for Widow McDonel, for Joseph Cravens, for Wm. Hopkins, for John Hopkins, for Thomas Shankling, for Alex. Miller, for Mathew Black, for Thomas Campbell, for Robert Cravens, ..., for Daniel Harrison, for Daniel Harrison Jr., for Samuel Harrison, for Robert Harrison, for Pat. Guin, for Wm. Snoding, for John Fowler, for David Neson, for Samuel Briges, for John McGill, for Christopher Thompson, for John Wright, for Archibald Hopkins.
Augusta Co VA Court recordsJudgment. March 1756 Robert Harrison vs Mathew Black. Plaintiff must have been of age in 1754.
Judgment. March 1756 King vs. O'Neal. Petition as follows: "To the Worshipful Court of Augusta County. The petition of sundry inhabitants of this County by this North Mountain, in Captain Harrison's and Captain Love's Companies, humbly sheweth: That your petitioners are daily troubled by John O'Neal, a person of evil fame, who being ill natured, evil, designing, citigious, wicked man, he often takes occasion to come to the houses of some of your petitioners and then designedly raises and foments disputes with them in which he makes use of the most opprobrious and abuseful words he can invent, and as he is bound to the peace, dares anyone to strike him, therefore, should any of us strike or beat him we know not what might be the consequences as we are unacquainted with the law and his usual manner threatens to shoot us if he sees any of us out of our own plantations, that he will do us all the damage he can by killing our horses, cattle, &c., and when reproved of his misbehavior he tells us that if he does any action, be it ever so bad, that he will be cleared by this Court for two pieces of eight. His behavior is such that your petitioners are afraid to leave their families to go about their lawful affairs, not knowing but he may fulfill his threats before our return by killing our wives or children, burning our houses, or doing some other irreparable damage, and, as doubtless your Worships is well acquainted with the behavior of this malicious man, we hope you will take our case into consideration and fall upon some method to hinder him from being guilty of such outrages and irregularities for the future. That we, being subjects to his Majesty and the laws of the Dominion, may be no longer abused by such a person in the above manner, and your petitioners, as in duty bound, shall ever pray. - Daniel Harrison, James Magill, Daniel Smith, John McGarry. Robert Harrison, Gawin Black, John Lonkill, Patrick Cain, Aaron Oliver (erased), Robert Gray, Henry Smith, Benjamin Kinley, John Smith, John McClewer, Gabriel Pickens, John Hinton and Robert Patterson. Scire facias on recognizance, November 8th, 1754. Patrick Cain and Robert Patterson denied signatures. Gawin Black says he has nothing to say vs John O'Neal, but was over-persuaded by some of the petitioners. O’Neal found guilty.
Augusta co VA Deeds1-027. 24 September 1753 James Morphew, 150 acres Between Mathew Black, Cravens & Daniel Loves meadow.
1-059a. 16 December 1752 Mathew Black, 76 acres on the head of Cooks Creek joining land of Robt. Cravens.
2-018. 27 April 1762 William Bumpass, 267 acres on the East Side of Cooks Creek a Branch of the North River Shanando joining Daniel Loves line, Mathew Blacks corner.
39-402. 16 March 1771 John Madderson [Madison], 267 acres in Augusta County on the East side of Cooks Creek a branch of the North river of Shanando, crossing a bent of said Creek, on a ridge, adjacent Daniel Love & Matthew Black; £l 10 Shillings.
07-380. 31 January 1757 Jacob (John in Release) Gardner of Augusta to John Craven and John Wright of same for £100, 310 acres on the head of the East Fork of Cooks Creek and a draft of Smiths Creek adjacent Daniel Harrisons land, granted to Jacob Gardner by patent 16 August 1756. Witnesses: Robt. Craven (mark), Samuel Hemphill (mark), Matt. Black, Robert Black. Proved: 16 March 1757 by the witnesses. Delivered: Augusta 1758 to John Wright.
11-246. 22 June 1763 Thomas Stevenson and Jean his Wife of Augusta to Robert Black of same for £15, 230 acres on a branch of Cook's Creek. Witnesses: Archd. Huston, David Williams. Acknowledged: 21 June 1763.
13-056. 11 August 1766 Samuel Stuart, yeoman and Lydia of North Carolina to Jacob Coplin of Augusta for £25, 153 acres on South Fork of Linvells Creek, patented to Samuel, 5 September 1749; Ralston's line; Patterson’s line. Signed: Samuel Stuart (S), Lydia Stuart (mark). Proved: 20 August 1766 by Wm. Cravens and Robert Black. Proved: 21 August 1766 by Magey Black. Witnesses: William Cravens, Robert Black, Magey Black (M). Delivered: September 1770 to David Ralston.
13-142. 30 September 1766 Robert Black and Magey his Wife of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina to Martin Archenbright for £65, 232 acres on Cook’s Creek, patented to Thomas Stevenson, 25 June 1747 and conveyed to Robert, 22 June 1763. Signed: Robert Black, Magey Black. Witnesses: John Madison, Thomas Bowyer, Hugh Johnston, John Madison Junr. Proved: 20 November 1766 by John Madison, Thomas Bowyer, John Madison Junr.
Augusta Co VA Marriages7 January 1762 Matthew Black to Margt. Ponder by Alexander Miller, Peaked Mountain Church.
Augusta Co VA Military records30 October 1761, Those fined at court martial: Robert Black, Nathaniel Harrison
August/September 1758 Allowances: Matthew Black (x3), Robert Black (x2)
Augusta Co VA Wills03-170. 15 September 1758 William Dyer's estate sold to viz: Jno. Mooberry, Ephraim Love, William Cunningham, William Craig, Richard Shanklin, David Nelson, Thomas Harrison, Edward McGary, Charles Differ, Jno. Hughbanks, John Cravens, Thos. Fulton, Wm. Ingles (English), Jas. Thomas, Andrew Erwin, Margt. Dyer, Mathew Black, John Herman, Wm. Brown. Sold and appraised, 5 December 1759 viz: …, John Farris, Hugh McGary, Robt. Minnis. Cash due by John CaIly. Brought from the back side: …, Daniel Love, Daniel Harrison, John Cravens, …, Returned: 18 August 1762. by Margaret Cravens, late Margaret Dyer, administratrix.
03-209. 7 January 1763 Appraisement of John Brooks by John Cravens, Mathew Black, James Hemphill; due by Henry Caully. Returned: 15 February 1763.
03-288. 21 September 1763 Settlement of Estate of Robt. Cravens by John Cravens. Paid: Saml. Hemphill, Robt. Cravens, Patrick and John Frazier, Margaret Perkey, …, John Buchanan, Geo. Skellern Sheriff, Jeremiah Harrison, Patrick Gwin, John Stewart, Mathew Black, Thomas Harrison, Daniel Harrison, Wm. Mynter, Daniel Smith, John Stewart, Archd Huston, Mathew Thompson, John. Brown, Archd Cuningham Recpt lost, William Cravens for an ax belonging to him and appraised by mistake. Cash paid widow Mary. Cash paid John Cravens. Legacy of negro delivered to Zebulon Harrison for his 2 sons. Legacy to Elizabeth Cravens. Legacy to Robt. Black in part of his wife's legacy. Approved and recorded: 21 September 1763.
03-498. 17 March 1767 Estate Settlement of Robert Cravens by the executors. Recorded. Paid Samuel Munsey, Mathew Black, Rev. Alex. Miller, William Logan, Ben Wallers, Israel Christian, Margaret Perhey, William Cravens, Archibald Huston, the Widow, Robert Belshe,. John Cravens, Joseph Cravens, Samuel Hemphill, Zebulon Harrison, William Wilson, Robert Cravens, Robert Black, Majy Black as per Robert Blacks. Returned: 17 March 1767 by John Cravens on of the executors.
Rockingham Co VA Deeds0-232. 16 August 1784 George Seighwright and his Wife Mary of Rockingham to Henry Tack & Michael Tack for £100, 267 acres on the East side of Cook’s Creek a Branch of the North River of Shenandoah granted to John Madison by patent 16 March 1771 bounded by Daniel Loves line, near Mathew Blacks corner. Signed: George Sewright (mark), Mary Sewright (mark). Witnesses: Benj. Harrison, Mary Harrison, John Quin. Proved: 23 August 1784 by Benja. Harrison, Mary Harrison and John Quin. Recorded from original deed by act of Assembly 18 November 1884.
Mecklenburg Co NC Grants17-250. (18-277) 30 October 1765 Grant #308 to Robert Black 250 acres on Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek. Chain Bearers: Joseph Black, William Wilson. Plat: 27 August 1765. File #0578 (1305).
17-259. (18-235) 23 September 1766 Grant #352 to William McLewee 100 acres on both sides Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek adjacent his own line. Chain Bearers: Gowen Black, James Wilson. Plat: 14 January 1767. File #1329 (602); Also William McLeewee File #0256; Entry #680 Warrant: Unto William Mclewee 100 acres on both sides Clark fork of Bullocks Creek adjacent his own upper line. . . 23 September 1766 Wm Tryon Two identical plats: 14 January 1767, Surveyed for William McLewee 100 A on both sides Clark fork of Bullocks Creek ... Zach Bullock, Surveyor. Gowen Black, James Wilson, Chain Bearers.
17-305. (18-277) 26 September 1766 Grant #167 to Matthew Black 100 acres on both sides of Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek. Chain Bearers: Thomas Harrison, Robt. Black. Plat: 24 March 1766. File #0696 (1434).
17-380. (18-347) 22 April 1767 Grant # 20 to Thomas Patterson, 60 acres on both sides of Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek adjacent Robert Blacks, Harrisons. Issued: Wm Tryon. File #820.
17-380. (18-347) 22 April 1767 Grant # 21 to Robert Patterson, 200 acres on Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek adjacent Robert Blacks. Surveyor: Wm Sims. Chain Bearers: Mathew Black, Robert Cravins. Plat: 22 March 1766. File #821 (1542).
23-012. 25 April 1767 Grant #297 to Joseph Black 200 acres on both sides Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek. Chain Bearers: Matthew Black, Robert Black. Plat: 24 March 1766. File #1945
23-032. 25 April 1767 Grant #416 to William Wilson on both sides Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek. Chain Bearers: Thomas Black, Matthew Black. Plat: 29 August 1765. File #1992.
23-035. 25 April 1767 Grant # 430 to James Scott, 200 acres on both sides a branch of Bullocks Creek, southward of Robert Pettersons. Surveyor: Wm Sims. Chain Bearers: Robt Black, Joseph Black. Plat: 4 February 1767. File #2005.
23-150. 26 October 1767 Grant #371 to Nathaniel Harrison 140 acres on both sides of Clarks fork of Bullocks Creek adjacent Blacks line. Chain Bearers: Thos. Harrison, Robert Black. Plat: 28 August 1765. File #2216.
23-207. 28 April 1768 Grant #128 to Gowin Black 200 acres on both sides Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek adjacent Wilson’s line, Mclewees line, Zach Bullock. Chain Bearers: James Wilson, William Mackelwe. File #2368.
Mecklenburg Co NC Warrants0189. 6 April 1765 Warrant # 294 to Mathew Black for 100 acres on Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek joining above Pattersons land.
0190. 6 April 1765 Warrant # 295 to Nath. Harrison for 100 acres on Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek joining above Black's land.
0193. 6 April 1765 Warrant # 298 to Robert Black for 150 acres on Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek joining Pattersons line.
0194. 6 April 1765 Warrant # 299 to John Patterson for 100 acres on Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek joining Blacks line.
0546. 25 October 1765 Joseph Black for 200 acres on Both sides Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek between Mathew Blacks & Wm. Willsons Line.
0857. 22 September 1766 Willm. Byers for 200 acres on a fork of Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek joining or near Joseph Blakes [Blacks] line.
0940. 22 September 1766 Gowen Black for 200 acres on Both sides Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek joining McLiwees & Willsons lines including his own improvement.
0981. 22 September 1766 Robert Black for 100 acres on Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek including his own improvements.
1912. 21 December 1768 Robert Black for 100 acres on lick branch of Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek joining his own line and including a large Lick.
Tryon Co NC Court recordsApril 1771, King vs George Isom. Jurors: John Patton, James Witherow, …, Garvin Black, …
April 1771, King vs John Haslet. Jurors: Robert Adams, …, James Witherow, …, Gavin Black, …
Tryon Co NC Grants22-025. 15 May 1772 Grant # 99 to Robert Patterson, 100 acres on both sides of Patterson Creek of Bullocks Creek. Surveyed: 5 June 1771 by John Kirkconell. Chain Bearers: James Black, Peter Patterson. File #479.
Craven Co SC Royal GrantsO5-073. 14 April 1779 Robert Black and Magy his wife of Camden District to Robert Patterson for £10,000 SC money, 150 acres on both sides of Clarks fork of Bullocks Creek granted by North Carolina 13 October 1767 to Robert Black but since the continuation of the boundary line appears to be in South Carolina, Camden District. Signed: Robert Black (LS), Magy Black (mark) (LS). Witnesses: Jacob Gardner, Charles Richardson, Peter Patterson. Proved by the oath of Jacob Gardner 16 April 1779 before Abraham Smith, J.P. Recorded: 15 March 1785. [lease].
V5-107. 8 October 1785 Joseph Atkinson of Charleston, gentleman to Edward Blake and Peter Bocquet, Commissioners of the Treasury, by bond of said Joseph Atkinson and Daniel Bourdeaux 5 October 1785 in the penal sum of £186 s17, tract late the property of Joseph Black on Bullocks Creek in Camden District, 202 acres adjacent land of Martin [Mathew] Black. Signed: Jos. Atkinson (LS). Witnesses: Chs. H. Simmons, Jno Ewing Colhoun. Proved by the oath of John Ewing Colhoun before John Vanderhorst, J.P., 10 June 1786. Recorded: 1 July 1786.
York Co SC Memorials23-012. 23 August 1775 A Memorial exhibited by Joseph Black to be Joseph Wrights (sic) 200 acres originally granted to him by the Governor of North Carolina on both sides Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek. Survey Certified 10 February 1774 and Granted 30 April 1775.
York Co SC Forfeited Estates055. 15 May 1785 Plat for Forfeited Estate of Joseph Black, 202.5 acres in Camden District on Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek adjacent Matthew Black. Confiscated by Act of Assembly. Tract contains about 30 or 35 acres of low ground. Some of the highland tolerable good. Deputy Secretary: P.O. Palmer. 5 October 1785 indent to Joseph Atkinson. Series S126102. Item: 55.
056. 15 May 1785 Plat for Forfeited Estate of Joseph Black, 114 acres in Camden District on Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek. Tract contains some low ground very good & the whole of the highlands good for Corn, Indigo, Wheat or Tobacco. Deputy Secretary: P.O. Palmer. No Date indent to Thomas Waring. Series S126102. Item: 56.
York Co SC Plats29-087. 27 November 1793 Plat for Robert Patterson, 330 acres situate in the District of Camden on Clarks fork of Bullocks Creek in York County adjacent Robt. Patterson, Peter Patterson, Mathew Black. Surveyed 30 January 1793 by James Pinkerton Deputy Surveyor. Series: S213190. Volume: 29. Page: 87. Item: 2.
York Co SC Grants36-041. 2 December 1793 State of South Carolina Grant to Robert Patterson, 330 acres situate in the District of Camden on Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek in York County bounded NW by Mathew Blacks Land, SW by Robert Pattersons Land, SE by Peter Pattersons. Surveyed: 30 January 1793. Plat Certified: 27 November 1793 by Bremar Surveyor General.
York Co SC DeedsB-277. 20 March 1786 Thomas Patterson of York County to Robert Patterson of same for £35 sterling, 60 acres in York County on both sides of Clarks fork of Bullocks Creek, a survey of land granted to Thomas Patterson by patent dated 22 April 1767, adjoining Robert Black, Harrisons old line, Blacks old line. Signed Thomas Patterson (Seal). Witnesses: Peter Patterson, Benjamin White, Daniel Ponder. Proved: 20 --- 1790 by the oath of Peter Patterson before Saml. Watson, J.P.
C-020. 29 July 1785 Joseph Harrison and his mother Rachel Harrison of Rutherford County, NC to Matthew Black of same for £150 NC money, 140 acres in York County on both sides Clarks fork of Bullocks Creek adjacent Black, granted by patent to Nathaniel Harrison in 1765. Signed: Joseph Harrison (LS), Rachel Harrison (X) (LS). Witnesses: Malcolm Henry, Abraham Crow. Proved: April 1787 in open court by Malcolm Henry Esqr.
D-205. 29 October 1795 Matthew Black of York County to Jonathan Newman of Lincoln County, NC for £88 SC money, 140 acres on both sides of Clarks fork of Bullocks Creek adjacent Black, granted by patent to Nathaniel Harrison in 1765. Signed: Matthew Black (mark) (LS). Witnesses: Robt Wells, Christopher Bear (X). Proved: 12 May 1796 by the oath of Robert Wells before Wm. Love, J.P. [Note by Wes Patterson: Matthew Black who obtained his land on Clarks Fork in 1760's, appears to have died by 1793 according to deeds in that year. So who is this Matthew Black? Is he a son of the older Matthew?]
D-268. 5 November 1779 Mathew Leeper of Lincoln County, NC to Robert Black of Craven County SC for £125 rating the money in the year 1773, 300 acres on the north side of Broad River on the main fork of Kings Creek adjacent land formerly surveyed for Samuel Finley, granted to said Matthew Leeper 5 November 1754. Signed: Matthew Leeper (LS). Witnesses: William Wilson, William Jackson (mark), Agness Wilson (mark). Proved: 8 September 1785 by the oath of Agness Wilson before Jas Williams, J.P.
E-505. 30 August 1800 Robert Black of Berk [Burke] County, North Carolina to Henry Houser of York County, South Carolina for $133, 53 acres on Kings Creek adjacent John Cain, part of tract whereon the said Black formerly lived. Signed: Robert Black (Seal). Witnesses: Thos. Patterson, Samuel Blackburn. Proved: 9 February 1801 by the oath of Thos. Patterson before Malcolm Henry, J.P.
F-002. 27 August 1774. John Ross of Craven County, SC to James Ross of same for £20, 100 acres on main fork of Turkey Creek adjacent George Davison, Richard Berry. Part of tract gtd. to William Watson by patent, sold to John Ross (30 Oct. 1765) Yearly quit rent, 3 or 4 shillings for every hundred acres. Signed: John Ross Esq (mark). Witnesses: Samuel McCleary, Gowan Black. Proved: 27 August 1774 before Ezekiel Polk, JP.
F-018. 10 August. 1801 Robert Black of Burk County, NC to Henry Houser of York for $100.00, 18 acres in York on both sides of Kings Creek adjacent Houser. (faded) Signed: Robert Black (Seal). Witnesses: William Ellis, Frederick Hambright, Georg Wisonant. Proved: 19 August 1801 before David Watson, JP.
F-221. 6 February 1803 John Cain of York Dist. to Henry Frederick Hambright [Jr.] of same for $325.00, 65 acres west bank of Kings Creek adjacent Frederick Hambright, mouth of Ponders branch. Being part of tract granted Samuel Finly by Patton [patent] 24 September 1754. Conveyed to Robert Black Sr., fallen to Robert Black Jr. by heirship and sold to John Cain. Signed: John Cain. Witnesses: Frederick Hambright Sr., Mary Watson. Proved: 6 September 1803 by Frederick Hambright Sr. before David Watson, J.P. Recorded: 23 September 1803.
F-241. 19 April 1798 Robert Black, York District to John Cain of same for £50, 65 acres on West Branch of Kings Creek adjacent Frederick Hambright, mouth of Ponders Branch. Granted Samuel Finley 24 September 1754. Conveyed to Robert Black, Sr. and by heirship to sd. Robert Black. Signed: Robert Black. Witnesses: Fredr'k Hambright, Reuben Black. Sworn by Frederick Hambright who was a witness to the statement of Robert Black, deceased, about the sale, 2 September 1803 before David Watson, JP. Sworn also 2 September 1803. Recorded: 29 September 1803.
G-227. 7 February 1793 Adam Meek of York County to James McElwee, planter of same for £20, 150 acres on Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek “(except what land was contained in the deceased Matthew Blacks old lines)” adjacent Sarah Black, the place where said McElwee now lives Signed: Adam Meek, Ann Meek. Witnesses: William Byers, Jas. Black. Proved: 27 March 1810 by William Byers before Robert Allison J.P.
G-228. 11 February 1793 James Black of York County, Planter to James McElwee of same for £60, 100 acres on Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek formerly held by Matthew Black deceased of County and Creek aforesaid “place where said McElwee now lives”. N.B. Elizabeth Black the wife of the above James Black to testify her relinquish to the above seal hath hereunto set her hand and seal the day and year above written. Signed: James Black, Elizabeth Black (mark). Witnesses: Adam Meek, William Byers. Proved: 29 March 1810 by William Byers before Robert Allison J.P.
G-469. 30 May 1797 Robert Patterson of Rutherford County, North Carolina to William McElwee planter, of York County, South Carolina for £200 Sterling, 500 acres, which is the remainder of a tract of land on Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek being in three surveys. (1) land granted to Robert Black and conveyed by deed to Robert Patterson, (2) land granted to Thomas Patterson and conveyed to Robert Patterson, and (3) land granted to Robert Patterson the whole 500 acres adjacent on the ridge above Jacob Peters School House, to the creek by the widow Loves. Above the widow Loves spring. Witnesses: Malcolm Henry, John Henry and John Patterson. Proved 12 August 1813 by John Henry before F. Walker J.P. in Haywood County, North Carolina.
G-470. 23 March 1813 James McElwee of York District to John Wallace of same for $10 [sic], 148 ½ acres on both sides of Pattersons Creek of Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek it being the land belonging to the Wd Mary [Magy?] Black and settled by the said Widow Black in the year 66 or 7 it being the land that John Wallace now lives. Signed: James McElwee (mark). Witnesses: John M McElwee Senr., John R. McElwee. Proved: 23 March 1813 by J.R. McElwee before Gilbert Enloe J.P.
I-143. 29 July 1785 Joseph Harrison & his mother Rachel Harrison of Rutherford County, NC to Matthew Black of York County, SC for £140 NC money, 140 acres on both sides of Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek bounded by Blacks line being granted by patent to Nathaniel Harrison in the year 1765. Signed: Joseph Harrison, Rachel Harrison (X). Witnesses: Malcolm Henry, Abraham Crow. Proved: Not Given. Recorded: 24 November 1820.
I-144. 29 October 1795 Matthew Black of York County to Jonathan Newman of Lincoln County, NC for £88 SC money, 140 acres on both sides of Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek [“near Blacks line” crossed out] bounded by a new line, near Blacks line granted by patent to Nathaniel Harrison in the year 1765. Signed: Matthew Black. Witnesses: Robert Wells, Christopher Ben (mark). Proved: Not Given. Recorded: 24 November 1820.
I-341. 21 August 1821 John Black of Burk County, NC to Major Fed. Hambright for $300, 61 acres on Kings Creek adjacent widow Hambright. Signed: John Black. Witnesses: John Hambright, Henry Houser. On 21 August 1821 Isabella Black (mark), the mother of the named John Black relinquished dower before Jno. Ellis. Proved: 21 August 1821 by John Hambright before John Ellis. On 21 August 1821 personally came Isabella Black the widow of Robert Black deceased and saith that the said John Black was 21 years of age the 17th day of the present instant and she further states that he is the only heir to his father Robert Black deceased. Recorded: 15 January 1822.
I-343. 6 October 1821 John Black of Burk County, NC to Frederick Hambright of York District for $400, 59 acres on both sides of Kings Creek being part of a tract granted to Peter Kuykindal in the year 54 adjacent Henry Housers upper line where he now liveth, said Hambright, north of Ponders Branch. Signed: John H. Black. Witnesses: David Hambright, Alexander Norton. Proved: 31 August 1821 by Alexander Norton before Jno Ellis. Recorded: 15 January 1822.
York Co SC Court records083. 11 April 1787 Deed of Sale from Joseph Harrison and his mother to Matthew Black dated 29 July 1785 for 140 Acres of Land proven in open Court by Malcolm Henry, and ordered that Dedimus issue to James Whitesides and James Withrow Esqr to take the deposition of Abraham Crow respecting the Execution of said Deed.
084. 12 April 1787 James Donnelly vs. Matthew Black. Debt. On motion of the def'ts Attorney, the Pf was nonsuited.
147. 14 April 1788 Petty Jury: David Neeley, Andrew Countryman, Nathan Hoore, John Carson, Matthew Black, Robert Hannah, John Garrison, Arthur Armstrong, Samuel Rainey, William Dale Senr, Joseph Clark, Isaac Fairis. Impannelled and sworn.
172. 13 October 1788 Administration of the Estate of Robert Black granted to Margery [Magy?] Black, who took the Oath required by Law.
182. 16 October 1788 Joseph Harrison vs Mathew Black. Debt. Dismissed at Defendant's Costs
182. 16 October 1788 Mathew Black vs Peter Patterson. P & S. Left to decision of Abraham Smith Esqr., James Wilson Esqr., Joseph Carrel and Frederick Hambright and any person of their choice in case they cannot agree.
193. 15 January 1789 Mathew Black vs Peter Patterson. P & S. Agreed by parties each to pay their own costs.
200. 15 April 1789 Gavin Black vs. Joseph Kerr. False Imprisonment. Dismissed each to pay their own costs.
203. 15 April 1789 John Patterson vs Peter Patterson. Petition & Summons. Award returned by Abraham Smith, James Donnelly, William Carr, John Swann, and Matthew Black, arbitrators, dispute over 9 head of sheep, John Patterson is to take the suit now in Court out of the law, also each man to pay his own costs 22 January 1789. Signed: Abrm. Smith, William Carr, Matthew Black.
065. 11 February 1794 State vs. Matthew Black. For converting 2 estrays to his own use. Prosecution discharged upon his giving note with security to the Clerk for the value of such Estrays & paying of costs.
079. 5 May 1794 Ordered that Charles Doudwell, a poor boy, be bound apprentice to Matthew Black, untill he comes of age, who is to learn him plantation business, and give him reasonable schooling, and a horse (if he is able) when free, and that the clerk sign an Indenture for that purpose.
York Co SC Petitions to retain patents granted from NCMay 1775 List #1, Robert Black (x2 – appears to be two different Robert Blacks)
May 1775 List #2, Robert Black (x2 – appears to be two different Robert Blacks)
York Co SC Colonel Bratton’s list of Tories, July 26, 1783Matthew Gregg, Robert Black, Robert Black, Joseph Black (confiscation list), Nathaniel Harrison (confiscation list), Thomas Petterson, John Black, Mathew Black, John Gordon, James Morrow, Peeter Juland [Julian], Wm. Juland, Peeter Juland Jr, Benjamin Juland, Daniel Ponder, Jary Juland, James Patterson (scratched), James Irvin, Wm. Patterson
York Co SC WillsA-057. 21 July 1775 Will of Robert Patterson, Farmer, of Craven County, South Carolina. To Wife Sarah her full thirds of all my moveable affects and the homestead place till my son William comes of age and half afterwards while she lives and her horse and saddle. To Son Thomas 50 pounds lawfull money of South Carolina to be levied out of estate and all my clothes except my fir hat and one gray three year old mare and colt to his son John. To Daughter Sarah one cow and calf, "and what is between Joseph and me". To Son William the homestead place after his mother's decease all only from where the line crosses the road that goes to Peter's old place and straight accross to the old Sawpit below the muddy branch and straight on to the outside line and from that said line down to Peter. To Sons Peter & Robert each of them an equal part of my land and claims in the province of Virginia. To my children all and every one of them is now single with my daughter's Elisebeth & Lydia each of them an equal part of the remainder of my movable affects by all and every one of them freely to be possesed and enjoyed. Executors: Wife Sarah and sons Robert & Peter. Signed: Robert Patterson (R) (Seal).
Witnesses: Nathaniel Harrison, James Dickie.
Probated: October 1790, according to court, by James Dickie and Nathaniel Harryson (Personally appeared James Dickey and Nathaniel Harreson before me and maketh oath as the Law Dericts that the --- Present and Seen Robt. Petterson Dezed? Line? the Written Will as it Now Stands as his Last Will and that he was in his proper Senses and that the oath Written to third day of November 1775. James Swann, J.P.).
Recorded: 4 February 1791 in York County, Case #61, File #353.
[Outside of will signed by John Black his hand and pen, Daniel Ponder, as well as Joseph Black, John Patterson, Peter Patterson].