James Auld1725 - 1782 (57 years)
Name James Auld Born 1725 Dorchester Co., MD Gender Male Died 1782 Anson Co., NC Person ID I1027 avefamily Last Modified 15 Mar 2007
Father John Auld, b. 1702, Talbot Co., MD , d. 1766, Talbot Co., MD (Age 64 years) Mother Mary Sherwood, b. 25 May 1704, Talbot Co., MD , d. 30 Sep 1795, Talbot Co., MD (Age 91 years) Married UNKNOWN Unknown Family ID F319 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Rosanna Piper, b. 1723, Dorchester Co., MD , d. 1792, Anson Co., NC (Age 69 years) Married 1747 Unknown Children 1. James Auld, b. 1747 2. Ann Auld, b. 1749 + 3. John Auld, b. 30 May 1752, Fishing Creek, Dorchester Co., MD , d. 28 Nov 1796, Anson Co., NC (Age 44 years) + 4. Michael Auld, b. 3 Mar 1757, DORCHESTER COUNTY, MD , d. 18 Sep 1788 (Age 31 years) 5. Elizabeth Auld, b. 1776 6. James Sherwood Auld, b. 1778 Family ID F003 Group Sheet | Family Chart
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- Olds, Fred A. Abstracts of Wills in North Carolina. Oxford: Clearfield Co., 1925.
1780 AULD, JAMES, Rosanna (wife); John, Michael, Ann, Mary and Elizabeth.
journal available on genealogylibrary.com
"...Diary & Notebook of James Auld dating from 1765-1789. The diary is found in the William Alexander Smith Papers (Box 32) in the manuscript collection of the Manuscript Department, William R. Perkins Library at Duke University in Durham, NC."
JAMES AULD was noted in a Roster of North Carolina Soldiers. On September 9, 1775, the Congress had met to consider the appointment of
Field Officers to the Minute Men. Among those was JAMES AULD, Anson County, who was appointed First Major.
Further research revealed a Will probated for JAMES AULD in the Book of Wills of Anson County, North Carolina. His Will indicated that he
lived in the Pee Dee Community of Anson County, but he was in Washington County, Maryland, where he died on May 8, 1782. The Will was recorded December 9, 1780, and was probated in January 1783. It appears that he was buried in Washington County, Maryland. His wife ROSANNA PIPER AULD was buried in the AULD Family Cemetery in Anson
County, North Carolina, and her epitaph reads as follows:
"To the memory of ROSANNA AULD relict of JAMES AULD, ESQUIRE. Both natives of Maryland. She closed a well spent life with pious resignation on November 11, 1792, in the 69th year of her age."
The AULD graveyard about two miles from Pee Dee Station on the Seaboard Air Line Railroad in Anson County, North Carolina, contains the graves of many of the family marked with mural monuments.
In the Journal of James Auld, 1765-1770, published in the Southern History Association, Volume VIII, No. 4, July, 1904, and found in the
National Archives, JAMES AULD writes:
He stayed in Halifax, North Carolina, with JOSEPH MONTFORD, an Englishman of noble lineage and a Mason. JAMES accepted the County Clerkship from MR. MONTFORD and kept the store for him. In 1765 he returned to Maryland and removed his family to Halifax settling in town for about two years. He had a son JAMES born November 30, 1766; JAMES died January 21, 1767. That year he bought land, house, and large orchard about seven miles from
town and moved his family, farming the land with the help of an overseer.
In 1770 he traveled to Anson County and contacted COLONEL SAMUEL SPENCER for a Clerkship. In 1771 he continued traveling and attending Anson County Court. In 1772 he proposed moving his family to Anson County before July Court.
Pierce's Register APPENDIX page 502
Anson County–2 Companies. Samuel Spencer, Col.; Charles Medlock, Lt. Col.; James Auld, 1st Major; David Love, 2nd Major.
1st Major of Anson Co., NC, Minutemen in American Revolution. Clerk of Halifax Court - 1766 - succeeded Col. Joseph Montfort. Member of Royal White Hart Masonic Lodge in Halifax 1766. Per book "Launching the Craft" was a "zealous Mason".
During the Colonial period, James Auld was often Magistrate also Clerk of the Court. His son John was long time Clerk, sometimes member of the Legislature. After him his brother Michael was Clerk, these being the only Clerks for many years. James A. was father of Mrs. Rosa Harrington. After the war he returned to Maryland, but his will is recorded in Anson, very sensible and to the point. He had a good estate on Pee Dee near Hugley's Ferry. Judging from their wills and their writing and spelling, these Aulds must have had more than the ordinary education. (http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncanson/people/paddy2.htm)
will: AULD, James c1780 1:4 3 ...James Auld, a native of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and a lawyer. Her mother, Rosanna, was the daughter of the Rev. Michael Piper, an Episcopal clergyman, and first married Howes Goldborough. James Auld and his wife settled in Anson County where they were prominent citizens. Two of their sons held political positions in that county about Revolutionary times.
Mrs. Auld died on the 11th of November 1792 and is buried with a number of relatives in an old family graveyard. In Anson county, one mile east of Pee Dee station and half a mile South of the Seaboard Air Line Railway.
The following transcription was copied from the "Diary & Notebook of James Auld (1765-89) as found in the William Alexander Smith Papers (Box 32) in the manuscript collection of the manuscript Department, William R. Perkins Library at Duke University, Durham NC. The diary is said to have his own handwriting and was in possession of Gen. W.A. Smith of Ansonville, Anson Co., N.C. before it was made a part of the Duke U. Collection. The diary is unique in showing the migration of a prominent lawyer and his family (eventually) from Dorchester Co., Maryland, in 1765 to HALIFAX, North Carolina, where he served as Clerk of Court for Halifax County. A Bonus item in this Diary is the collection of fees for marriage licenses in 1765 and 1766 in Halifax County, NC and the recording of the names of the brides and grooms and the dates of the license.
In a different handwriting - James AULD d. 8 May 1782 wife Rosanna d. 11 Nov. 1792 Anson Co.
IN THE BACK OF THE BOOK, UPSIDE DOWN FROM THE WRITING ABOVE, ARE VARIOUS NOTATIONS AND RECEIPTS INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING, APPARENTLY FEES FOR MARRIAGE LICENSE IN HALIFAX CO., NC.
Michael and Rosanna had a daughter Rosanna, born in 1723, who married Howes Goldsborough in 1745, and, after his death in 1746, married as her second husband James Auld. James and Rosanna lived in Dorchester County where James was a lawyer in the Fishing Creek area. In 1765 they moved to Halifax County, North Carolina, and subsequently to Anson County, North Carolina. They had eight children. James died in 1782, and Rosanna in 1792.
from the journal:
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. 1 1 Nov. 1792 Anson Co.
December 3, 1772 Virginia Gazette
For SALE, FOUR HUNDRED and FORTY ONE ACRES of LAND, in HALIFAX County, NORTH CAROLINA. THE said Land lies about six Miles above Halifax Town, is well wooded and watered, the Soil good for Corn, Wheat, &c. and affords as good Range, for Stock of all Kinds, as any Land in the County. There is a remarkable fine Apple Orchard on the Place, a good Dwelling-House, and sundry Outhouses. For Terms apply to Mr. William Hendrie, who lives near the Premises, or to JAMES AULD.
(from http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/ 2/9/5/12953/12953-8.txt)
After the involuntary retreat of Josiah Martin, the royal Governor, in June, 1775, from the State, its government was vested in--1. A Provincial Council for the whole province. 2. A District Committee of Safety for each county, of not less than twenty-one persons, to be elected annually by the people of each county. The members of the Provincial Council for the Salisbury district were Samuel Spencer and
Waightstill Avery. The members of the District Committee of Safety were John Brevard, Griffith Rutherford, Hezekiah Alexander, James Auld, Benjamin P atton, John Crawford, William Hill, John Hamilton, Robert Ewart, Charles Galloway, William Dent, Maxwell Chambers
James Auld is named on the Comm. of Correspondence, Anson County. Oct. 17, 1777, James Auld, Thomas Wade, Henry Williams
John Auld (James' father) left all of his land to his oldest son, James, who was mentioned in the will as being out of the province. The provision was stipulated that should he not return to claim his inheritance, his son, John Auld (the grandson of John Auld) was to receive the plantation. James Auld was actually in the province of North Carolina, having married a wealthy widow,Rosanna Piper Goldsborough, of Talbot county. She had married Howes Goldsborough who died shortly after their marriage. James and Rosanna lived in Dorchester county for a time, then sold all all of their land in Talbot and Dorchester and moved to North Carolina."Source: "Newport Glasgow" by Irma Harper in book from V.L. Auld From same book: "James Auld, born about 1723. Lawyer and commissary of Do rchester County, Maryland. Married Rosanna Piper, widow of Howes
Goldsborough. Moved to Anson County, North Carolina, and started the AULD name on the trip across the South. Appointed First Major at the 2nd Continental Congress and served during the Revolutuonary War. Died 8 May 1782 in Washington County,Maryland. His grave site has not been located." Information taken from the book titled "SUPPLEMENT TO THE AULD FAMILY FOOTPRINTS FR OM MARYLAND TO NORTH CAROLINA THEN WEST ACROSS THE SOUTH TO TEXAS AND OKL AHOMA" by V.L. Auld - September 2002
From the "Roster of Soldiers from NC in the American Revolution", by NCDAR
Sat., September 9, 1775. (NC ?) Congress appointed the following officers of the Minute Men:
Anson Co.: James Auld, 1st Major
- Olds, Fred A. Abstracts of Wills in North Carolina. Oxford: Clearfield Co., 1925.