Henry William Auld

Henry William Auld

Male 1781 - 1823  (41 years)

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  • Name Henry William Auld 
    Born 14 Mar 1781  Anson Co. N.C. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1823  Chatham Co. N.C. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0048  avefamily
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2007 

    Father John Auld,   b. 30 May 1752, Fishing Creek, Dorchester Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1796, Anson Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Scurlock,   d. 1795, Pittsboro, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 17 Aug 1775  Anson Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F252  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann Poe 
    Married ABT. 1805  Chatham Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Auld
     2. Delilah Auld
    +3. Mary Auld
     4. Ann Elizabeth Auld
    +5. Sarah Auld,   b. ABT. 1815, Chatham Co. N.C. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1859, Chatham Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2007 
    Family ID F251  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • DEED BOOK O 1805-1808

      P264 INDENTURE 15 AUG 1805, HENRY WILLIAM AULD OF CHATHAM CO TO ANN POE OF SD. CO SPINSTER AND JAMES TAYLOR ESQ.. OF SAME CO. GUARDIAN OF SD. ANN OF THE THIRD PART, WHEREAS A MARRIAGE IS INTENDED BY GAVE PERMISION TO BE SHORTLY SOLUMNIZED BETWEEN THE SD HENRY WILLIAM AULD AND ANN POE. ANN BEING POSSESSED OF LAND, 320 ACS AND SLAVES, CONFIRM UNTO SAID JAMES TAYLOR, THE LAND MENTIONED. (THIS IS A LONG INDENTURE)
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      Will of Rosanna Harrington, Anson Co., NC, 1829:

      Sect. 10th I give and bequeath to my son HENRY W. HARRINGTON in trust for the use of my grand nieces DELILAH and SARAH AULD daughters of the late HENRY W. AULD my female slave HANNAH and her daughter EASTER and their future increase to be held by them as tenants in common and not divided until the marriage or arrival of age of one of the said grand nieces and then at that time the said slaves to be equally divided with their increase between the said DELILAH and SARAH AULD to them their heirs and assigns, so that each of the said grand nieces shall hold their separate share to her Sole use and benefit and not to liable to the debts contracts or incumbrances of any husband that either of my said nieces may intermarry with.
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      CHATHAM COUNTY TAX LIST FOR 1815
      (name, white polls, black polls,quantity of land, on what water course, whom adjoining, valuation)

      Auld, Henry U.(W.?)1,1,320, Haw River, Geo. Dismukes, $640.00
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      The journal of his grandfther James Auld (1765-1789) is in the manuscript collection at
      Duke University, Durham NC.

      SUNDAY Feb: 10: 1765 - I took my departure from my house on Fishing Creek
      in Dorchester County, Maryland where I left my wife and Six children viz....wife
      Rosanna Auld...sd. Six children...
      1st Child a daugh. Ann aged about 14 years
      2nd a Son John aged abt 13
      3 a Daughter Rosannah abt 10
      4 a Son Michael Piper abt. 8
      5 a Daugh Mary - abt. 4
      6 a Daugh Betsey - abt. 3 m(os)

      The following birthdays are also listed:

      James Sherwood AULD b. 15 Jan. 177 (torn, prob. 1770)
      Henry William AULD b. 14 Mar. 1781.
      Rosanna Elizabeth AULD b. 1 Mar. 1783.
      Charles AULD b. 13 Dec. 1787.
      Alexander AULD b. 16 Sep. 1789.
      Sarah AULD b. 25 Dec. 179 (torn, but may be 1792).

      In another hand - James AULD d. 8 May 1782

      wf Rosanna d. 11 Nov. 1792 Anson Co.
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      Name sometimes seen as "William Henry", rather than "Henry William".
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      From the "National Postal Museum" website,
      Smithsonian Institution

      http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/statepostalhistory/

      Appointed Postmaster of Parker's Ferry PO, Anson Co., NC, 3 Sep 1800.
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      Chatham Co., NC, DEED BOOK O 1805-1808:

      P264 "INDENTURE 15 AUG 1805, HENRY WILLIAM AULD OF CHATHAM CO TO ANN POE OF SD. CO SPINSTER AND JAMES TAYLOR ESQ.. OF SAME CO. GUARDIAN OF SD. ANN OF THE THIRD PART, WHEREAS A MARRIAGE IS INTENDED BY GAVE PERMISION TO BE SHORTLY SOLUMNIZED BETWEEN THE SD HENRY WILLIAM AULD AND ANN POE. ANN BEING POSSESSED OF LAND, 320 ACS AND SLAVES, CONFIRM UNTO SAID JAMES TAYLOR, THE LAND MENTIONED..."

      Note that, as seen at the bottom of this page (see No. 7), the will of William Poe left his daughter Ann 322 acres, so it seems pretty definite that these are the same people.

      from: http://www.mindspring.com/~poefamily4/PoeNorthCarolina.htm

      GUNTER - Deed Bk. A, 1771-1782

      pg. 450, Feb. 7, 1775

      John Gunter Jr. and Richard Gunter Executors of the Last Will and Testament of John Morton, dec'd, sell to William Poe, for 20 pds, 7 shillings, 22 acres on the S. side of Poe's Creek, being a piece of land left by John Morton dec'd to be sold by his Executors.
      John Gunter
      Richard Gunter
      Wit: None
      Proved in open court by George Herndon and ordered to be registered.

      Estate Papers of William Poe, deceased 1800

      Unclear which William Poe this is, but the lands mentioned seem to be part of those acquired by William Poe from the heirs of John Morton in 1775 (see above). This land is adjacent to other lands belonging to members of the Simon Poe, Sr family. It would seem the elder William who acquired the lands is still alive and that this is William Poe, Jr. The fact that the heirs mentioned below are under the care of a guardian supports the notion that this is a younger man. Also it should be noted that even the ones not in the care of a guardian marry later. James C. Poe marrying Millie Bynum in 1819, for instance. And Jacob F. Poe married Rebecca Paine in 1806 and Hasten Poe married Elizabeth Paine in 1804. Elizabeth appears to have married Alexander Kinchen between 1801 and 1804. The Ann Poe mentioned herein could be the widow, but there is no direct indication who is the widow.

      Inventory of the Property of William Poe, deceased

      Chatham County, Recorded in Book A, page 47 (the page before the account of sales so it must also be November 1801)

      An Inventory of the property belonging to the Estate of William Poe, deceased. December 5 (presumably 1801 as it precedes the Sales of 1801. The clerk must not have entered the data in Book A in chronological order)

      A notable entry mentions 17 Negroes.
      The inventory totals 190.16.9
      Notes against the estate total 63.3.8 pounds

      Account of Sales of William Poe estate 1801
      Recorded in Book A page from 48-52.
      An account of Sales of the Estate of William Poe, decd. taken 19th November 1801

      Follows are a few of the significant names listed. I will enter them all later. My notes are in parentheses. All of these are family names associated with Simon Poe, either sons-in-law or names married into grandchildren's' lines.

      Robert Thompson (son-in-law of Simon Poe, SR. Straughen, Dismukes, Kirksey married into Simon Poe family as did George and there is some family tie to Mials Scurlock)
      Richard Straughan
      George Dismukes
      William Kirksey
      Stephen Straughan
      Hosea Straughan
      William Howard (he was guardian to orphans of Stephen Poe, son of Simon Poe, SR)
      James Howard
      William Scurlock
      Jacob Flowers, Sr (Note that one of the heirs is Jacob F. Poe. Almost certainly the F stands for Flowers. Simon Sr’s last wife was Rhoda Marsh, whose maiden name may have been Flowers.
      Jacob Flowers, Jr.
      Hasten Poe (probably brother of Reuben C. Poe, sons of Stephen Poe d. 1824 who I believe was a son of Capt. Stephen Poe)
      Nancy Poe (listed as an heir)
      Elizabeth Poe (Betsy in this paper. By 1804 the papers state Elizabeth or Alexander Kinchen.)
      Emsley George
      Mary George
      John Foushe (or Fooshee)
      Elijah Foushe (or Fooshe)
      William Scurlock & William Dismukes

      The next page (although the pages are not numbered) is in different handwriting and states the following:

      The following statement is made for the express purpose of ascertaining the dividend or share of each of the Heirs of William Poe, deceased - there being seven children and Heirs, to wit, Hasten (inserted Elizabeth, Nancy) Jacob F (probably Flowers), Delilah, William & James B.*

      Below this statement is a summary of the estate sales totaling the sum of 192.5.8 pounds.

      *This looks like a B but is a badly formed C or a mishearing of the initial. Later, in the allotment papers of 1804, we clearly read James C. Poe. This is almost certainly James Cain Poe mentioned elsewhere in the Chatham County records who married Millie Bynum in 1819. Note that an 1806 court records “ordered that JAMES CAIN Poe be charged from the payment of taxes due for year 1806 for a Negro woman Joan. Exactly the same list, except for the anomalous “B” is listed as heirs to receive land allotments.

      Records Book A page from 53 to 56

      Estate of William Poe, deceased. In account with the Administrators

      Along margin of last page to the left of signatures for James Taylor and James Howard is written: Taylor & James Howard - Administrators of William Poe, deceased

      (Note in the record above from 13 November 1784 that James Howard and William Poe had adjacent lands. William Howard was guardian for the orphans of Captain Stephen Poe that included Hasten, James and Larkin)

      Among those paid:

      James Masey (son-in-law of Simon Poe, Sr)

      Mary George (Mary Straughan, daughter of Richard Straughan and Lucy Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, Sr. Her husband's first name is not known to me)

      Emsley George's note, not recovered & costs against the administers (hmmm, maybe this is Mary's husband. Emsley is mentioned throughout these estate papers)

      For costs, administrators (or?) Mary George
      Christopher Struaghan's not, not recovered.
      Robert Ward
      Simon Poe's note to William Howard (next word looks quite like whiskey) was inventoried by the Administrators & not recorded
      Richard Straughan Sr
      William Scurlock for (can't make out) amt. forwarded.
      George Dismukes
      James Poe 26/6 . . . & costs
      John Fooshee
      Joseph Harman for hauling tobacco for receipt (note that the Harman daughters married into the family of Simon Poe, Jr's grandchildren, Joseph Poe, son of David Poe, son of Simon Poe, Jr. married Fanny Harman. A William Poe married Elizabeth Harman, daughter of Joseph Harman in Pittsoboro in 1814. William and David were probably brothers)
      Joseph Hackney, Sr
      John Hackney
      William Hamblet
      John Hatley
      Cash paid W(inship) Stedman as guardian (mentioned about four times)
      Lightfoot & Harman - their account
      Dr. T Terrell
      William Rosser
      Paid James Howard bal. of his acct.

      These large amounts seem to indicate the heirs. Elizabeth and Ann of age and some still guardians of James Howard (who must be William's son)

      Amount of Elizabeth Poes account 167.17.04 pounds
      Amount of Ann Poes account 119.11.64 pounds

      (in brackets)

      Amount of account accompany this for debts due the Estate, which are to be given over to the Guardians (plural), some of which are desperate, as therein expenses (again this indicates this is a young William who died, leaving several underage heirs. A William Poe, SR - who would certainly be the "my son William" mentioned in Simon Poe Sr's 1793 will remains in the census, denoted as William Poe, Sr. It is not known when the elder William Poe died. Perhaps this huge estate had already passed, in fact, from William Sr to William Jr)

      Total is 421.4.1 pounds
      Errors & Commissions Escepted (sic)

      Chatham County Nov. Term 1804

      Signed:
      James Howard
      James Taylor

      Allotment papers
      The court decided to divvy up his lands by having the heirs draw lots. Each "lot" represented a tract of land that a surveyor apportioned out.

      These heirs received lands.

      William Poe
      Hasten Poe
      Elizabeth Poe
      Nancy Poe
      Jacob F. Poe
      Delilah Poe
      William Poe
      James C. Poe
      Ann Poe

      Chatham Co. NC

      This transcription by Marlene Poe (with some “corrections” by this researcher)

      Received October 16, 2003

      Images of original, researched by Turk Quathamer
      Image1 Image2 Image3 Image4
      Date on page 2 reads February 20, 1804

      (There is no indication of what pages in what Record Book this is recorded)

      Agreeable to divisions of the Commissioners appointed to divide and appropriate the Estate of William Poe, dec’d, among his heirs. I have surveyed and lot@ (way it is on paper) off the tract of land where on the said Poe died in the following manner.

      Lot No. 1 as represented in the above drawing east with Howard line 90 pole to an elm or walnut, thence south 264 pole to a small hickory in the lower line, thence west 130 pole to a hickory near said road, thence northwardly by the (?) to and with said road to the first station containing 196 acres.

      Lot No. 2 beginning at an elm and walnut the corner of No. 1 runing east 86 ½ pole to a small dogwood, south 256 pole to a hickory in the lower line, thence west 84 pole to a post oak, south 8 pole to a post oak, west 2 pole to a hickory the corner of No. 1, thence north to the beginning containing 1381/2 acres

      Lot No. 3 beginning at a dogwood the corner of No. 2 runing east 20 pole to a white, north 27 pole to a hickory, east 62 pole to an ash on the creek, south 283 pole to a lark oak, west 82 pole to a hickory the corner of No. 2 thence north to the beginning. Containing 138 ½ acres.

      Lot No. 4 beginning at an ash the corner of No. 3, east 66 pole to a hickory, south 183 pole to a dogwood in the old line, west 66 pole to a lark oak, the corner of No. 3, thence north to the beginning. Containing 118 acres.

      Lot No. 5 beginning at a hickory the corner of No. 4, runing nearly north with Howard line 52 pole to an old stump, thence east 57 pole to a white (next page) white oak, south 335 pole to a poplar in the lower line, west 57 pole to a dogwood, the corner of No. 4 thence north to the beginning. Containing 120 acres.

      Lot No. 6 beginning at a white oak the corner of No. 5 runing east ?? pole to a dogwood, south 12 pole to an ash on the creek, thence ?? the various courses of the same to a branch by Hutleys fence, thence ?? the same as it meanders to a hickory, an original corner of the ?? tract, thence east 51 pole to an elm within Hutleys fence, thence nearly south with the old line 246 pole to a black oak an original corner, thence west 76 pole to a popular the corner of No. 5, thence north to the beginning. Containing 144 acres.

      Feby 20th 1804 Thos Snipes , Sr (or something short for surveyor. Someone else wrote the text. This is his signature)

      We the undersigned Commissioners appointed by the Court of Chatham County for the purpose of allowing an appropriating to the children and heirs of William Poe, dec’d, Thru respective sharing of their said fathers estate report the following that we have allotted to Hasten Poe the tract of land No. one containing one hundred and ninety six acres as herein described by the for gone plat and report of the above Thomas Snipes surveyor Which said lots we have valued at seven hundred dollars which exceeds by 53 2/7 $ the said Hasten share of the land.

      Have also allotted to the said Hasten the following Negroes, viz. Tener, Drear, ?? and Ben, the said Negroes we have valued at Six Hundred and thirty dollars which is less than his share by $34 2/7 of said Negro property,

      No. 2 Have also allotted to Delilah Poe the tract No. 2 containing one hundred and thirty eight and one half acres as herein mentioned or amend to which we valued at three hundred and forty six dollars, also allotted to her one small tract of land near the Red Field Ford (hard to read, but this description from elsewhere matches) which we have valued at one hundred and fifty dollars. Also allotted to her one lot in Pittsborough Valued at four dollars. Also allotted to her two lotts in Haywood valued by us at thirty dollars. The whole of Lotts value sections amounting to five hundred and thirty dollars which is by $116 2/7 less that her share of said lands. Have also allotted to her the Negro man named Doctor (which exceeds ?? lined out) valued at seven hundred and fifty dollars which exceeds by $85 5/7 the said Delilah share of said Negroes.

      No. 3 viz. Have allotted to James C. Poe the tract of Lands No. 3 said three containing one hundred and thirty eight and an half acres as annexed which we have valued at seven hundred dollars which exceeds by $53 5/7 the said James C. Poe, share of said lands. Have also allotted to said J. C. Poe the following Negroes viz. Moses, Jane*, and Phoeby which were valued by us at six hundred and thirty dollars which is less by $83 2/7 than his share of said Negroes.

      * Note that an 1806 court records “ordered that James Cain Poe be charged from the payment of taxes due for year 1806 for a Negro woman Joan.

      No. 4 have allotted to Jacob Poe the tract of land No. four containing one hundred and eighteen acres or annened which we have valued at six hundred dollars which is less by forty six dollars and 2/7 than his share of said lands. Also allotted to the said Jacob Poe the following Negroes viz. Solomon, and Celia which is by $34 2/7 less than his share of said negoes.

      No. 5 Have allotted to William Poe one tract of lands No. five containing one hundred and twenty acres as annended which we have valued at six hundred and ten dollars which is by $3?? Less than his share of said lands. (next page) Also allotted to the said William Poe the following Negroes Laney, Delcy and Abram the whole of said Negroes even valued by us at seven hundred dollars which exceeds by $35 5/7 of his share of the Negroes.

      No. 6 Have allotted to Elizabeth* or Alexander Kinchin* one tract of land containing one hundred and forty four acres as amend which we have valued at seven hundred and forty dollars which exceeds by $93 5/7. the said Elizabeth or Alexander share of said lands. Have also allotted to the said Elizabeth or Alexander Kinchin the following Negroes viz. Harry, Sarah and Paliena which we have valued at six hundred and forty dollars which is less by $24 2/7 than his or her share of the Negroes.

      No. 7 Have allotted to Ann Poe** one tract of land known by the name of the Proctor tract containing three hundred and twenty two acres which was valued by us at six hundred and forty four dollars which was less by two dollars and 2/7 than her share of the lands. Also allotted to the said Ann Poe the following Negroes viz. Dread, Sn, Nat and Sam, which were valued by us at Six hundred and seventy dollars which exceeds by five dollars and 5/7 of her share of the Negroes.
      (signed by)
      Mial Scurlock Nicholes Princee
      Rhoderick Cotten* Bhghihoos (?)

      * Per his will on next page: Elizabeth must be Elizabeth Poe, daughter of this William. She must have had a young son William Poe when they married.

      ** Chatham County Court, August term 1827 Will of George Dismukes followed by Will of Rhoderick Cotton, deceased Will Book B, page 135 Mentions: wife, Ann Cotton, the plantation where I now life, also my Round Top tract of land adjoining the lands of Winship Stedman and others. Mentions: Also I give and bequeath unto my son Stephen Wright Cotton, the following Negroes, to wit, Edmond, Sylvester, and her two children Hasten and Annie, and Evelina, Jim, and Manuel, together with the future increase of the female slaves.