The only place where I see a land entry for the name is this:
Edge. Co. Db 10, page 105, date of deed 20 Jun 1797, date recorded Aug. Ct. 1801, Samuel (x) Price of Edgecombe Co. to Elisha O'Neil of same for 30pds, a tract of 100 acres on the south side of Maple Swamp joining WILLIAM DAWS Ezekiel Coker, Odom (?) O'Neil Proved Aug Court
1801 by Daniel Story. Abstracted by Ben Williams.
The Edgecombe Co. deeds are online and can be fully searched from here:http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchnc.htm
The books are here individually:http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/edgecombe/edgedeedbks.html