- Thought I'd let you all know that there is an interesting document on the
Duplin and New Hanover Cos NC GENWEB sites:
Duplin - http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncduplin/duplin.htm
New Hanover - http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncnewhan/nh.htm
It is the "1779 Petition to Split Bladen, Duplin and New Hanover Counties."
What is so neat is that the actual signatures are included after the body of
the Petition. I have the original and in some instances the names are hard
to read and in some instances it looks like one person may have signed for 3
or 4 men, but the majority of them seem to be by the person named.
I sent a graphic version of the Petition in to the GENWEB along with the
typed version, but the coordinator has not been able to upload it on the
site. SO, if any of you find a signature of your ancestor, let me know and I
can e-mail you the page with the signature on it. The file is in Word, so is
easily downloaded and entered into Word to print out.
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