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Selected Land Records for the Israel Roberson Family
on the Virginia-North Carolina Border
 

Please note that the counties mentioned in the grants and deeds do not necessarily correspond to today's counties as shown on the map. Here is a list of county name changes for those areas:

Virginia

After 1746, the area shown as Mecklenburg Co. was in Lunenburg Co. The area east of the county line (near 78th meridian) was already in Brunswick County as it is today.

In 1764, the change from Lunenburg to Mecklenburg (as shown) was pending, and in 1765, it became effective.

North Carolina

From 1746 until 1764, the area shown as Granville, Vance and Warren Counties was all in Granville County

From 1764 until 1779, the area to the west of the center of present day Vance County was in Granville County and that to the east was in Bute County.

In 1779 until 1881, the area west of the center of present-day Vance County was in Granville County and that to the east was in Warren County.

After 1881, the lines shown were in place.

Virginia Patents

  Date         Grantee            Location              Reference
28 Sep 1728  Israel Robertson  670A in Brunswick Co.   Patents 14, p. 83
                               Smith's Creek; south 
                               side of Roanoke River
15 Dec 1749  Israel Robinson   200A in Lunenburg Co.   Patents 29, p. 19                                southern boundary in                                county and state line
15 Dec 1749  David Robinson    392A in Lunenburg Co.   Patents 29, p. 21                                on the north side of                                Smith's Creek
15 Jul 1752  Matthew Roberson  154A in Lunenburg Co.   Patents 29, p. 21                                southern boundary is                                the Roanoke River


North Carolina Patents

    Date         Grantee            Location              Reference
25 Mar 1749  Israel Roberson   640A in Granville Co.   Patents 14, p. 50
                               on back side of Little
                               Creek
25 Mar 1749  Israel Roberson   640A in Granville Co.   Patents 14, p. 50                                on east side of ye                                said Creek
25 Mar 1749  Israel Roberson   640A in Granville Co.   Patents 14, p. 50                                adjacent Roberson's                                old line and Reedy                                Branch

Some Lunenburg County Deeds

Deeds 7, 128. I, Isral Roberson Sr. of Granville County, North Carolina, for divers causes and the love I have for my son Charles Roberson, have granted to Charles Roberson, one tract of land of 200 acres in Lunenburg and bounded by Rosses Branch and Thomas Ross. Signed 01 Aug 1755. Israel (his mark) Roberson. Witnesses: Nicholas Roberson, Henry (his mark) King, George Nichols. Recorded 01 Sep 1761.

Deeds 7, 130. 29 Aug 1761. Charles Roberson and his wife, Susana, of Granville County, North Carolina, to George King of same, for £40, one tract of 200 acres in Lunenburg County and bounded by the county line and Reedy Branch. The tract was first received by Israel Roberson and made to Carles [sic] Roberson in Lunenburg. Charles (his mark) Roberson, Susanna Roberson. Witnesses: George Nichols, Robert (his mark) King, Daniel Collson. Recorded 01 Sep 1761.

Deeds 7, 281. 05 Feb 1762. David Roberson and Frances, his wife, of Granville County, North Carolina, to William Davis, for £55, a certain tract of land of 392 acres in Lunenburg County on the north side of Smiths Creek and bounded by Smith's Reedy Branch, William Davis, and the mouth of the Reedy Branch. David Robeson, Frances Robeson. Witnesses: Daniel Collson, John [no surname], Henry (his mark) King. Recorded 06 Jul 1762.


Some Granville County Deeds

Deeds A, 221. 06 Dec 1749. Proved Dec Court 1749. Israel Roberson of Granville County to John Roberson for certain sum paid, 300 acres in Granville, whereon John Roberson now lives, on west side of Little Creek. Witnesses: Gideon Macon, Nichos. Loyd.

Deeds B, 427. 03 Mar 1755. Proved Mar Court 1755. Israel Roberson to his son Nicholas Roberson, 320 acres on the southeast side of Smiths Creek in Granville County, on the county line at Henry Kings corner. Witnesses: Henry King, Jesse Miller.

Deeds C, 634. 01 Dec 1759 [58]. Proved 18 Sept 1758 [59]. Israel Roberson to his son Israel Roberson, 320A on southeast side of Smiths Creek and south side of Rede Branch in Granville County, on Nicholas Roberson's line, where said Israel Roberson now lives, being half of a survey of Israel Roberson's land. Witnesses: No. Roberson, Mat. Roberson.

Deeds C, 635. 01 Dec 1758. Proved 18 Sept 1759. Israel Roberson, SR., to his son Mathew Roberson, a gift of 320 acres on No. Robertsons line and Israel's own line, on the Little Creek, Including Mathew Roberson's plantation whereon he now lives. Witnesses: David King, Nico. Roberson.

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