Ellison Deed Abstracts; Maps URL
- Hello Group,
Several of you have requested the below information privately, so I'm posting same again to benefit our new members and those of you that missed it from previous posting.
The Index & Abstracts of Pitt Co Deeds by Judith DuPree Ellison are available from Ms. Ellison's daughter:
Melissa Ellison Quesenberry
1315 Campo Sano
Coral Gables, Fla. 33146
$45.00 for the 4 Volumes, including shipping. I believe they are still available.
As far as Maps... Derick S. Hartshorn shows the county formation of North Carolina from 1700 thru 1912.
In the genpcfr Files you will find a map of Pitt County made by Claire Hadley.
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Back Click to Messages, click on Files found at your left, click on Maps.... that's it. If you have problems, notify me personally.
Other Maps of interest: "Transportation & Settlement in N.C. 1660-1775"
1779 Map of North Carolina
Everton's Map of N.C.
A brief history of Pitt County, NC gleaned from the NC State official website:
"Pitt was formed in 1760 from Beaufort. The act was to become effective January 1,1761. It was named in honor of William Pitt. It is in the eastern section of the State and is bounded by Beaufort, Craven, Lenoir, Greene, Wilson, Edgecombe and Martin counties. The present land area is 651.84 square miles and the 1990 population was 108,480. The act establishing the county authorized the courts to be held at the home of John Hardy until a courthouse could be built. It also directed the justices to contract for the construction of the courthouse, prison and stocks on John Hardy's land on the south side of Tar River, near the Chapel known as Hardy's Chapel. In 1771 Martinsboro was established on Richard Evans's land, and in 1774 the courthouse, prison and stocks were moved to Martinsboro. Court was held at the home of John Lessley until the new courthouse, prison and stocks were completed. In 1787 Martinsborough was changed to Greenville. Greenville is the county seat. "
BAKER; CANNON; COX; JACKSON;
McGLOHORN etc; WINGATE
Visit PITT COUNTY FAMILY RESEARCHERS website: