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William Gilreath, Sr.[1, 2]

Male 1730 - 1794


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  • Suffix  Sr. 
    Born  28 Apr 1730  , , Craven (later Bute now Warren) County, North Carolina Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender  Male 
    County Formation  1733 
    Edgecombe County was formed from Craven County 
    County Formation  1746 
    Granville County was formed from Edgecombe County 
    Land Purchase  27 Nov 1760  , , Granville County, North Carolina Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    680 acres of land from the Earl of Granville 
    Land Sale  Aug 1761 
    a portion of his Granville County land 
    County Formation  1764 
    This part of Granville County became Bute County 
    Tax List  1771  , , Bute County (later Warren), North Carolina Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Move  1776 
    from Bute County to Surry County, North Carolina 
    County Formation  1777 
    Wilkes County was formed from Surry County 
    Land Grant  15 Dec 1778 
    150 acres of land on both sides of the little fork of Cub Creek adjoining James Wilson and John Pitman 
    • Warrant/Entry #349 was dated 15 Dec 1778.
      Grant #24 dated 3 Mar 1779 was recorded in book 39, page 24.
      Chain carriers: Alexander Gilreath & John Vickers
      Surveyer: Jos. Herndon
    Land Grant  15 Dec 1778  [3
    150 acres on the Little Fork of Cub Creek in Wilkes County, NC 
    • Grant #24, entry #348
    Tax List  1782  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The entry showed him with 250 acres, 5 mules, 11 cattle, and no slaves.
    Land Grant  22 Sep 1785 
    "200 acres of land on the middle fork of the Little Cub Creek at ford where Montgomery's old path crosses." 
    • North Carolina Grant No. 628
    Move  1787 
    to Newberry, South Carolina with his wife Mary and their four youngest children 
    Census: Federal  1790  , , Newberry County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • male > 16: Wm Gillbreath [at abt 60]
      female [Mary at abt 56]
      male >16
      male <16
      male <16
      female
      female
    Land Sale  22 Oct 1792  [3
    his Wilkes County land to his son William, Jr. 
    • This transaction was recorded in Wilkes Deed Book 1, page 260.
    Military: Revolutionary War  , , , North Carolina Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Private and Captain; also Wagoneer 
    Will Written  2 Oct 1794  , Bush River, Newberry County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    • At a Court continued and held by adjournment on the third
      day of March in the year one thousand Seven hun-
      dred and ninety five, for Newberry County at the Courthouse
      of Said County, the Last Will & Testament of William Gilreath
      Decd was duly Executed in Open Court by the oath of Charles Cren-
      shaw a Subscribing Witness thereto and Ordered to be Recorded

      In the Name of God Amen, I William Gilreath of Newberry County
      in South Carolina being being [sic] sick and weak in Body but of
      Perfect sence and Memory thanks be to God and on consideration
      that Life is uncertain do make and Ordain this my Last Will
      And Testament (Viz) Recommend my soul into the hands of god
      and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be Buried at the
      Discretion of my Executors as to my Worldly Estate I give de-
      mise bequeath and Dispose of the same in the following ma-
      nner (Viz) Imprimises It is my will that my Beloved wife Mary
      Gilreath have all my Household furniture &c During her na-
      tural life Except two feather Beds &c at her Death it is my desire
      that her Dower be divided Between my son Jesse and my Daughter
      Mary. Item. I give nothing to my son John, my son William, my
      son Alexander, and my daughter Sarah Thompsons heirs by reason
      I have Given them their parts formerly; Item. I give unto my son
      George my waggon and hind Gears and a Rifle Gunn also
      a bay Horse by the name of York; Item; It is my will that
      a negro Boy by the name of Harry be returned to James Hall
      and what is given in lieu of him I give to my son Jesse I also give
      him Ten Pounds Sterling due from James Hall I also give to
      my son Jesse one feather Bed and furniture also all my plan-
      tation and Shop Tools also two Horses; Item; I give unto my Da-
      ughter Mary one feather Bed and furniture also a Horse.
      Item; I give unto my Daughter Nansey Turner one third part of the
      Price that is got for four Hundred Acres of Land in Wilk[e]s County,
      North Carolina on the Crab fork; Item; It is my will & desire
      that my Lands on the Crab fork in Wilk[e]s County, North Carolina
      be Sold and one third of the price to be for my son Jesse & the
      other third to my son George also all my Stock of Cattle & Hoggs
      and all my other Estate of what kind soever be sold at Publick
      Sale and the money so arising after all my Just Debts be paid
      I give to my Wife Mary Gilreath. Lastly I appoint my loving
      Wife Mary Gilreath, my son George Gilreath and my sons
      Jesse Gilreath to Execute this my Last Will and Testament
      and do hereby Invest them with the Authority and Power to Sell &
      Convey the above mentioned Lands mentioned to be sold and
      do hereby Disannul Every former Will and Testment, confirm-
      ing this to be my Last Will. In Witness whereof I have hereunto
      Set my hand and Seal this 2d day of October 1794. Signed Sealed
      in the Presents of

      Charles CrenshawWilliam Gilreath Seal
      Stephen Pearson
      Elizabeth (her X mark) Camel
    Died  Between 2 Oct 1794 and 6 May 1795  , , Newberry County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Will Probated  6 May 1795  [3
    Person ID  I231  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  21 Feb 2011 

    Family 1  Mary [--?--],   b. Abt 1734, , Cedars, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 6 May 1795, , Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1751  , , Granville County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriages of Isle of Wight County, VA
      1628-1800
      Blanche Adams Chapman
      Geneaological Publishing Company, 1976
    Children 
     1. Jesse Gilreath,   b. 1765,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mary Gilreath,   b. 1767,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F104  Group Sheet

    Family 2  [--?--],   b. Est 1730,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. John Gilreath,   b. Abt 1750, , , Granville County, North Carolina Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1802
     2. Alexander Gilreath, Sr.,   b. 15 Nov 1755, , , Granville (later Bute now Warren) County, North Carolina Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1853, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William Gilreath, Jr.,   b. 28 Apr 1753, , , Granville County, North Carolina Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1835, , Moravian Falls, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Nancy Gilreath,   b. 1757,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Sarah Gilreath,   b. 1761,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. George Gilreath,   b. 1763,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F1939  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Apr 1730 - , , Craven (later Bute now Warren) County, North Carolina Province, Colonial America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1751 - , , Granville County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1771 - , , Bute County (later Warren), North Carolina Province, Colonial America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1782 - , , Wilkes County, North Carolina Province, Colonial America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1790 - , , Newberry County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary: Revolutionary War - Private and Captain; also Wagoneer - - , , , North Carolina Province, Colonial America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill Written - 2 Oct 1794 - , Bush River, Newberry County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Between 2 Oct 1794 and 6 May 1795 - , , Newberry County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S43] The Heritage of Wilkes County, North Carolina, Vol II, 1990, Mrs. Nancy W. Simpson, editor, (Charlotte, North Carolina: The Wilkes Genealogical Society, Inc. in cooperation with Delmar Printing and Publishing, 1990), 238-239.

    2. [S268] The Heritage of Alexander County North Carolina, Vol. I, Sara C. Allen, editor, (Winston-Salem, North Carolina: The Alexander County Genealogical Society in cooperation with The History Division, Hunter Publishing Company, 1986), 249 and 250 by Helen Windsor Booth.

    3. [S268] The Heritage of Alexander County North Carolina, Vol. I, Sara C. Allen, editor, (Winston-Salem, North Carolina: The Alexander County Genealogical Society in cooperation with The History Division, Hunter Publishing Company, 1986), 249-250 by Helen Windsor Booth.

    4. [S1009] Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution, With an Appendix Containing a Collection of Miscellaneous Records, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1977), G929.3756 NOR NC., 576, 16 Nov 2006.

    5. [S840] The Patriots at Kings Mountain, Bobby Gilmer Moss, (Blacksburg, South Carolina: Scotia-Hibernia, 1990), 284.

    6. [S1177] Newberry County, South Carolina, Will Book A, page 261, (digital image of page supplied by Melvin Gilreath (MMGilr@aol.com)), will of William Gilreath, 11 Apr 2007.