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Earliest Settlers of now Lenoir Co.

Earliest Settlers of now Lenoir Co.

Posted: 20 Oct 2012 10:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Who were the first settlers of Dobbs Co. that is now the county of Lenoir? Looking for surnames.

Did the earliest settlers come from Virginia or other parts of NC?

Re: Earliest Settlers of now Lenoir Co.

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 1:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
William Heritage (sometimes spelled "Herritage") born about 1700 in Devon, England was a lawyer in New Bern, NC. He donated the land that in now Kinston, NC. His son-in-law, Richard Caswell (b.1729-d.1789) was the first Governor of the free state of North Carolina. Caswell's son-in-law, William White (b.1762-d.1811) lived in Dobbs, county and moved to Raleigh, Wake county in about 1798 when he became the 2d secretary of state of NC. Also the 1790 USA census, and the 1790 North Carolina census contain listings for Dobbs, County. Other surnames are: Cobb, Croom, Taylor, Bryan

Re: Earliest Settlers of now Lenoir Co.

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 2:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks so much - great info.
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