Notes for Thomas Huntley: Thomas Huntley Sr. was a patriot in the American Revolution as proven by Revolutionary Army accounts at the North Carolina Historical Commission in Raleigh which shows that he contributed heavily in money and material. Either he or his parents are believed to have been natives of Scotland. The earliest records of a Thomas Huntley in America is in 1752 when he and Edward Owens tithed in Norfolk County Virginia. Thomas tithed alone in 1753 and again in 1754. There are no further records of Thomas Huntley in that county after 1754. In 1757, a Thomas Huntley witnessed a deed in Duplin Co. NC along with Robert and Ann Butler. Part of that land is now in Sampson Co. NC . On April 24, 1762, Thomas Huntley bought 100 acres in Duplin Co. for 100 Pounds. Thomas Huntley of Duplin Co. NC sold his colonial grant of 100 acres for 27 pounds and 10 shillings proclamation money to John Porter of Sampson Co. on Nov 25, 1763. There was only one Thomas Huntley in the colony in this period of time and he received a grant of land in Anson Co. NC 1769. During his lifetime, Thomas Huntley acquired at least 850 acres by grant in Anson Co. For these transactions, Thomas Huntley "made his mark" so apparently he cound not write. His will of January 11, 1800 is very interesting. He was about 70 years old at the time and he died prior to April 1802. His wife died about 1812. It reads: "In the name God amn I Thomas huntley sinior of the County of Anson and state of north Carolina being weak in body but in perfect sence think it good to bestow to my dear wife Sarah one third part of all my possession next I give and bequeathe to my four daughters Clowe (sic) Rushing Zilpha Gulidge lovina Watts and Sabra Lytle Five pounds next I have four hundred acres of land which I give and bequeath to my son Issac huntley only my wife to hold her thirds her life time then to fall to my son Issac next I give and bequeath to my daughter Susanna Garnad five shillings sterling the rest of my porperty to be divided amongst my children except Susanna Garnad my wife's part except the land at her death to be equally divided amongst my children except Susanna Garnad as Witness my hand and seal this eleventh day of January 1800."
It seems that the old man didn't like Susanna! She was his oldest child and was 48 years old when he wrote his will. Her husband died about the same time as Thomas Huntley.
Children of Thomas Huntley and Zilpha Meadows are: