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  1. Henry Viverette: Birth: ABT 1775 in Nash Co., NC. Death: 1801 in Nash Co., NC

  2. Micajah Viverette: Birth: ABT 1775 in Nash Co., NC. Death: 18 JAN 1816 in Ft. Jackson, Al

  3. Lancelot Viverette: Birth: ABT 1776 in Nash Co., NC. Death: 13 MAR 1838 in Wilson County, Tenn

  4. JAMES "JIM" Viverette: Birth: 1783 in Nash Co., NC. Death: AFT 1860 in Nash Co., NC


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a. Note:   N106 Notes from Helen Sharpe Records of Estates Edgecombe County, NC by David B. Gammon Abraham Dew...Summons of William Bryan and Henry Daphin to answer Jacob Daniel, admr., July 27, 1764 and Jan 8, 1765. Summons of Nicholas Bynum to answer to Elizabeth Dew, admrx. Apr. 19, 1774. Summons of Nicholas Bynum to answer to Thomas Vivret and wife, admrs. Jan. 17, 1775. Thomas Vivrett: Judgement (27 Aug 1799) made against goods of Jesse Pittman, dec’d in the hands of Mourning Pittman, Felix Pittman, Patience Allen, Jesse Pittman, Robert Pittman and Christian Pittman, as the result of a suit in favor of Cornelius Joyner, admr. of Thomas Vivrett. Edgecombe Co. DB 3-426, dated 24 Jan 1776: Jeremiah Cony and wife Mary (x) Cony of Edgecombe Co., planter, to Thomas Vivret of same for 46 pds Proc. money a tract of 125 acres on the bank of Toisnot Swamp, it being part of a tract granted to said Jeremiah Coney and wife Mary, bearing date 24 Jan 1776. Wit: William Bond Whitehead, Jesse Pitman, Nathaniel Hickman, Junr. EC DB 3-427, dated 29 Jan 1777: Arthur (x) Dew and wife, Mary, of Edgecombe Co., planter to Thomas Vivret of same, for 155 pds Proc. money a tract of 125 acres on the south bank of Toisnot Swamp adjoining John Dew. Wit: Jesse Pitman, Robert Peele, Junr., Nath. Hickman, Junr. Mary Dew was examined separately concerning her right of dower. EC DB E-9, dated 11 Nov 1778: George (x) York and wife, Zilpah (x) York of Edgecombe Co. to Thomas Vivaritt of Nash Co, for 400 pds. Proc. money a 140 acre plantation on the bank of Town Creek. Wit: Benja. Brand, Jno. Page, Richard Winstead. { Note: sold 21 Feb 1782 to Gale Bryant} EC DB E-16, dated 29 Feb 1780: Britain Boozman of Edgecombe Co, to Thomas Vivrett of Nash County, for 150 pds a tract of 200 acres on the north side of Brand’s Branch adjoining William Robbins. Wit: Jos. Killebrew, Nath’s Hickman, Junr. (Note: Thomas sold this land on 20 Aug 1783 to Hardy Cross) Edge. Co Db E, page 16, deed date 29 Feb 1780, recorded Feb Ct 1780, Britain Boozeman, Edge. Co to Thomas Viverett, Nash Co, for 150 pds, a tract on the north side of Brands Branch containing 200 acres beginning at William Robbins line near the road then west 200 poles to a stake then south 160 poles to a gum ins said branch then east 200 poles to a black oak then north to and along said Robbins line 160 poles to the first station, signed Britain Boozman, wit (Jos Killebrew), Nathl Hickman, Jr (proved). Abstracted 15 Feb 07, NCA film C.037.40006, CTC. Transcribed by Tommy Colbert EC DB E-204, dated 28 Oct 1782: State of N. C. grant No. 237 to Thomas Viveritt by Gov. Alex. Martin, a tract of 400 acres lying on the north side of Town Creek beginning at Caleb Killebrew’s line and joing his own line and the line of James Watley, Joseph Jordan, William Brand, Benjamin Edwards, John Edwards and Nathaniel Hickman, Senr. EC DB E-205, dated 1782: State of N. C. grant No. 278 to Thomas Viveritt by Gov. Alex. Martin, a tract of 300 acres on the south bank of Town Creek adjoining John Edwards, Caleb Killebrew’s old line, and said Viverett. (Note: sold 74 acres of this land to Dempsy Dawson 4-19-1787) EC DB E-206, dated 28 Oct 1782: State of N. C. grant No. 206 to Thomas Viveritt by Gov. Alex. Martin, a tract of 640 acres lying on both sides of the Dark Pocosin and on the county line (it being the road) adjoining Richard Winstead, Nathaniel Hickman, Senr. and Abraham Dew’s old line. EC DB E-206, dated 28 October 1782: State of N. C. grant No. 277 to Thomas Viveritt by Gov. Alex. Martin, a tract of 50 acres on the south side of Town Creek beginning at his own line, adjoining Joseph Farmer, John Thomas, Robert Rogers, and his own line. EC DB E-252, dated 21 Feb 1782: Thomas Viverett of Nash Co., N. C. to Gale Bryant of same, for 70 pds. specie a 140 acre plantation in Edgecombe Co., on the bank of Town Creek. Wit: Jas. Cobb, Jesse Pitman, Nath’l Hickman. Nash County DB B-179, dated 21 Feb 1782: Gale Bryant of Nash County, NC to Thomas Vivrett of same for 20 pounds specie one certain tract or parcel of land and Plantation on Tar River containing 150 acres more or less, begining at a hickory below the Pastor ford and runs North to the back line in the Principle and thence down the said back line to Jordan Sherrod’s line and then down the same to the River, thence up the various courses of sd River to the first station, it being part of a tract granted to Arthur Taylor by the Earl Granvill by grant bearing date 26 October 1753. Gale (G) Bryant. Wit: Jas Cobb, Jesse Pitman, Nathl Hickman. April Term 1783, Wm. Hall CC (Note: This land was willed to his son Micajah Viverette who sold it on 22 March 1802 to John Cockrell) EC DB E-256, dated 21 Dec 1782: John Artiss, Junr. of Edgecomb Co., planter, to Thomas Vivrett “of the said place”, for 25 pds. specie a tract of land, acres not stated, on the south side of Toisnot Swamp on the Mill Branch adjoining Arthur Dew and Nathaniel Hickman, Junr., it being part of a tract granted to Jesse Blackwell on 3 Nov 1761. Wit: Jas. Cobb, Stephen Cobb, Nath’l Hickman, Junr., Benja Cobb. EC DB E-419, dated 14 July 1783: Lewis Clark and Herod Clark of Edgecombe Co., planters to Thomas Vivrett of Nash County, for 50 pds. specie a tract of 100 acres lying on the south side of Toisnot Swamp on both sides of the Mill Branch. Wit: William Hickman, Benjamin (B) Edwards. EC DB 4-130, dated 20 Aug 1783: Thomas Viverett of Nash Co., N. C. to Hardy Cross of Nansemond Co., Virginia, for 25 pds. a tract of 200 acres in Edgecombe Co. lying on the north side of Brand’s Branch, adjoining William Robins. Wit: Abd. Cross, Willison (x) Dew, Hartwell (x) Williford EC DB 4-396, dated 31 Jan 1783: Nathaniel Hickman of Edgecombe County to Thomas Vivrett of Nash Co., N. C., for 90 pds. specie a tract of 222 acres in Edgecombe Co. on the north side of the mill swamp adjoining John Artis and said Vivrett. Wit: Jesse Pitman, John Edwards, Herod Clerk. EC DB 4-542, dated 24 July 1787: Elias Fort, Sheriff of Edgecombe Co., to Thomas Vivaret of Nash Co., at public sale for 22 pds. a tract of 100 acres on the south side of the Mill Branch in Edgecombe Co. adjoining John Dew and Gabriel Parker, sold as the property of George Blackwell at the instance of said Thomas Vivaret. Wit: John Deloach, James Tart. (This land was willed to son Henry. On 17 Sep 1799, the land was sold to Gabriel Phillips by Henry.) NC DB F-13, dated 19 April 1787: Thomas Vivrett of Nash County, NC to Dempsey Dawson of same for 45 pounds specie a certain tract or parcel of land, begining at a Gum on the side of a small branch where Henry Flowers’ line and Depmsey Barnes’ line join, and runing along the said Flowers’ West 28 pole to a post oak in small pond which tree was one inteded for a corner tree for George Blackwell, and runing thence South 90 pole to a stake a corner and continuing the same course along patent line 335 pole to Joseph Phillips’ line the center of two pines, then along the said Phillips’ line 28 pole stake are agreed, then North to Dempsey Barnes’ corner a line, then continuing the same course along his line to the begining, containing by Estimation 74 acres more of less, it being part of a 300 acre tract granted to the said Thomas Vivrett bearing date 11 Aug 1786 lying between the waters of Harmony Pocoson and Mill Branch, begining at a stake George Blackwell’s corner on Dempsey Barnes’ line, thence runing South Blackwell’s line 106 pole to his other corner a pine in John Morris’ line, thence Wt. Morris’ & Joseph Phillips’ line 208 pole to the center of two pines, thence North 335 poles to a stake, thence West 178 pole to a black oak, thence North 90 pole to a black oak in Henry Flowers’ line thence East said line 209 pole to this corner a Gum in a small Branch, thence South to Dempsey Barnes’s line 319 pole to his corner a pine, thence East to this other line to the begining. Signed: Thomas Vivrett. Wit: John Pitman, William (x) Murray. November Court 1787, Wm Hall CC NC DB F-13, dated 27 Sept 1787: Jordan Sherrod, planter, and Jenny Sherrod, his wife, of Nash County, NC to Thomas Vivrett of same for 200 pounds current money all that part of land containing 125 acres more or less, begining at a Sasepres (sic) in the mouth of the Spring Branch, thence runing up the various courses of the Spring Branch and to two Ashes, thence to a Red Oak in said branch, thence through the Spring to a small red oak corner tree, thence West to a red oak in the new Road, thence North along the New Road to a pine, from thence to a White Oak, from thence to a red oak, thence to a Spanish Oak, thence to a pine back line a corner, thence down the back line to said Vivrett’s other line, thence down said line to Dicasin’s Branch, thence down said branch to the River, thence down the various courses of the River to the first station, it being part of a tract granted to Edmond Sherrod, one certain tract containing in the whole 335 acres more or less lying on North sid Tar River bearing date 1753. Jordan ( his mark), Jenny (x) Sherrod. Wit: William Dew, Joseph (x) Selah, Henry Vivrett. November Court 1787, Wm Hall CC (Note this land was will to Micajah Viverette his son. Micajah sold the land to John Cockrell on 22 March 1802) NC DB 7-90, dated 22 Mar 1802: Micajah Viverett and wife, Elizabeth Viverett, sold land given to said Micajah by the will of his father, Thos. Viverett. Nash County Land Entries 1778-1794 by Dr. A. B. Pruitt: Thomas Vivrett 30 Dec 1779 enters 300 acres in Nash County. Border: George Blackwell’s entry, the county line, & “out” 30 Dec 1779 enters 100 acres in Nash County on North side of Tosneot Swamp; borders: Michael Horn, Abraham Dew dec’d and said swamp. 1790 Nash County Census: Thomas Vivrett 5 males 16 & up including head of house (before 1774) 3 males under 16 (after 1774) 5 females 15 slaves (total of 8 males and 5 females) Who are all of these? All of these males could not be children of Elizabeth Dew. Thomas & she did not marry until after April 1774. Abstracts of Early Records of Nash County: Petition of Benjamin Cobb, who had a land entry adjoining Michael Horn, Thomas Viverett, William Dew, and John Dew to run around the lines of John Dew, who refused to let the surveyor run his lines. 6 Jan 1783 Petition for settlement of estate. Thomas Viverett died on 18 October 1791, leaving a will with Jesse Pitman as executor. Said Pitman died intestate in 1793, and administration was granted to William Dew and Cornelius Joyner, who refused to make a final settlement with Micajah Viverett and Lancelot Viverett, two sons of the deceased. No date. Dew, Abraham inventory inventory by Elizabeth Dew, admrx., in Edgecombe Co. April Term 1774. Sale held 6 June 1776 by Thomas Viverett, admr. husband of Elizabeth Dew Viverett. Account current with Thomas Viverett, admr. 1780. Nash County Wills: Thomas Viverett 12 Oct 1791 Nov Ct. 1792 “very sick of body” son Henry Viverett - land on south side of Little Swamp; negro man Jef. man Jack, woman Diner certain livestock, including a horse bought from Jacob Boyet, etc. Son Launcelot Viverett - land on both side of a prong of Town Creek; woman Cuffe, woman Old Bet, woman Anne, woman Sue, etc (Turner Place mentioned) Son Micajah Viverett - my land on north side of Tar River, etc; man Harry woman Little Bet, boy Nat. Son James Viverett - land where I now live; woman Pat and her first child Fillis, boy Mose, etc. Wife Elizabeth Viverett - lend to her where I now live, etc. Mulato child Jude to go to Patsy Dew. Ex. Lamon Ruffin, Nathan Tart, Jesse Pitman Wit: Thomas Wells, Roland (x) Robbins, Jesse Pitman Viverett, Thomas inventory by William Dew, admr. 1 Dec 1793, included fourteen negroes. Sales held by Jesse Pitman, exr. 15 Dec 1791, for the benefit of James Viverett, Lancelot Viverett, Henry Viverett, and Micajah Viverett. Account current of the admrx. of Jessd Pitman, decd., with the admr. of Thomas Viverett , 1796 Nash County Court Minutes, August Court 1798: John Bond, John Lemon, Edwd Nicholson, David Pridgen, and Wilson Taylor Esquires, or any three of them are appd to Divide the Estate of Thomas Vivrett, deced, between the Heirs at Law of Said deced. Nash County Court Minutes, November Court 1800: Micajah & Lancelot vs. Vivettes admrs} Ordered that the course bargain refered to Wm Arrington, David Pridgen & Jonas Williams, or any two of them to audit the acct & Vouchers of the adrms. To take unto consideration the Value & amt of the property given to each Legatee & say in what proportion they shall contribute in the payment of debts & what abatement shall be made from the Sums reported in their favour. Nash County Court Minutes, February Court 1801, page 147: Ordered that the admdr de bonis non of Thomas Vivrett Sell riding Chair & Harness belonging to the Estate of said deced. Kinfolks of Edgecombe County by Joseph Watson EC DB 9-432 dated 2 May 1800: Lancelot Vivrett of Edgecombe Co. to Amos Johnston of same. 50 silver dollars. 50 acres which was all the grant to Thomas Vivrett dated 1782, on the south side of Town Creek, joining Rolan Robins (the land he lately bought from sd. Vivrett), Jos Farmer, a line formerly called John Thomas’s new line, Robt Rogers’ former corner. Wit: Henry Hines, Philip Dunford. Proved May Ct. 1800. Edward Hall CC EC DB 11-630, dated 7 Feb 1804: Lancelot Viverett was son of Thomas Viverett. (need to look at copy for description of property) Lott's Mill was originally a part of Edgecombe County, then Nash County, and is now in Wilson County. Lott's Mill is the oldest known mill site in Wilson Co., N. C. It was established by John Lott about 1744 and was operated by him until 1749. John & Elizabeth Lott sold the mill tract and it was known as Viverett's Mill when Lord Cornwallis and Colonel Tarleton passed through around May 5-7, 1781,on their way to defeat at Yorktown,Va.


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