- I had never followed up on Susanna White, who is buried near the Grimesland
Bridge at Grimesland, NC, and thought to be Blackbeard's sister. I have
always doubted this is the one.
I have some Salter notes that I am going to check also. But thought this
might start some
While doing some deed research on the Grist family I came across some
Susanna White was mentioned in one of them, so I checked further.
First, Mr. House in his survey of Beaufort cemeteries mentions his father
told him years ago there were many other signs of burials in this cemetery.
Second, I have never found the old Salter cemetery. The Salters were in the
present Grimesland area. Could this have been a Salter burial site. I would
have thought they would have headstones.
I cannot say that Susanna White was a Salter, but notice the names in the
Also listing record from headstones on Susanna White and Sally Bowen.
Mrs. SUSANNA WHITE, Departed this life Jany 18, 1803 Aged 48
SALLY, the wife of Dr. TENNENT BOWEN, who departed this life Dec the 21,
SOURCE: Pitt County, NC Deed Book Abstracts by Ellison
Deed Book L page 317 Jan 22, 1788 Richard Blackledge to Mrs. Susanna
Wit: Josiah Wright, Noah Tison
Deed Book M page 444 ____ __, 1791 Ann Salter Ann Salter to John
Salter, son; Susanah White, daughter; Sarah Hill, daughter; Abigail Blount,
daughter; Elizabeth Blount, daughter; Nancy Blount, granddaughter; Jennet
Blount, granddaughter; Joseph White, grandson; Christopher White, grandson;
Elizabeth Salter, granddaughter, daughter of son John: Elizabeth White,
Negroes: (total 21) love and aff Wit: William Buck, Jesse Jones
Deed Book O 267 Feb 9, 1797 Ann Salter and Susannah White to John
Salter Negro, trade
Deed Book O page 345 Jan 29, 1800 Elizabeth White to Edward White,
Brother P of A
Men: Paul White, father of Elizabeth and Edward Wit: John Grist
Deed Book O page 346 Jan 29, 1800 Susanna White to Edward White, son
P of A