Notes for Thomas Futrell: Thomas Futrell is believed to be the father of Thomas Futrell, Jr. (1670-1739). This Thomas migrated from Surry Co, VA to Bertie Co, NC, the part which is now NorthHampton Co, NC, This migration took place somewhere before 5/14/1723 and founded the present day Futrell family. He married his wife Gilliam and he died there in 1693. A Will in Surry Co, has not been located, but an inventory of his estate was recorded in May Court 1693. The inventory reveals that he was a Christian man, for in that colonial period of American history, he possessed a bible. THOMAS FEWTRELL, migrated from Surrey County, Virginia to Northeastern, North Carolina. Bought 100 acres on Yourah Swamp in Bertie County on 11 August 1724 for 10 pounds. Bertie County Minutes: Nov. 1735--Thos. Futerrill, deed from Arthur Williams Feb 1736--named overseer of road from Conaroy to P. Casey Mar 1739--one of people named to clear road Feb 1741--Thomas and Ann Futrell sell land May 1741--sells land to Benjamin Futrell; other Futrell sales Northampton Co. Deeds: 26 Oct 1743--sold 150 acres for 40 pds, southside of Potacasie Creek to James Wyatt 10 Dec 1751--Deceased by now. Joseph Futrell sells 131 acres, northside of Pote..Creek, tract belonging to Thomas and willed to Joseph. HISTORICAL SKETCH OF NORTHAMPTOM COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA from Northampton Co. Chamber of Commerce, Jackson, N.C. 1968 Northampton County is located in the Northeastern section of North Carolina. To the East are Bertie and Hertford Counties, to the South is Halifax County, to the West is Warren County, and to the North is the State of Virginia. The county is approximately 85 miles inland fro m the Atlantic Coast; 75 miles northeast of Raleigh, the State Capitol; and 70 miles Southwest of the Ports of Hampton Roads, Virginia. Actual settlement of the area began prior to 1720, first by Scots and Ulster-Scots and then by the English and French. The first known transfer of land was to Robert Jones, who purchased land from the Indians in 1720. Settlers were attracted by the County's rich lands and the 2 navigable rivers--the Meherrin and Roanoke. In 1741, the County of Northampton was created out of Bertie County and was named in honor of George, Earl of Northampton, and English nobleman. The County seat was established at Northampton Courthouse, which in 1 823 was renamed Jackson in honor of the President. Forest land comprises about 60% of the total land area in Northampton County. The surface of the County is composed of scattered patches of Pamlico and Croatan sands and loams which appear to be free of shells. Thomas Fewtrell, Sr. (ca. 1670-ca. 1739) - thought to be the son of Thomas Futerell, who died 1693, Surry Co, VA. Thomas Fewtrell, Sr. is thought to have been reared in Virginia where he lived until about 1720 when he moved to the Province of northeastern North Carolina. He was living in Bertie County, NC, as early as May 14, 1723, whe n he witnessed a deed between John Lane and John Cook. Thomas Fewtrel l purchased 100 acres of land on Yeaurah Swamp in Bertie Count y fro m James Bryant and wife, Sarah, on August 11, 1724 for the purchase price often pounds. The name of the wife of Thomas Fewtrell is unknown as she is not mentioned in any land records of Bertie or Northampto n Counties, North Carolina. Thomas Futerell, Sen. deeded 185 acres o f land on the northwes t side of Yeaurah Swamp to James Lasiter on Mar ch 3, 1735. The deed was wit nessed by Thomas Futerell, presumably junior. On October 15, 1735, Arthur Wil liams deeded 300 acres of land on the north side of Pottycasey Creek, bounde d by Hunting Quarter Swamp, to Thomas Futerrill, Jun. A search of all Bertie County, NC deeds from 1720 to 1800 lists only the above named Thomas Fewtrell's in a ddition to a Benjamin Futrel and John Futril. From the foregoing d at a found in the deeds of Bertie County, NC, on
Children of Thomas Futrell and Ann Gilliam are: +7i.Thomas J4 Futrell, Jr, born 1695 in Surry Co, VA 8ii.Benjamin Futrell, born 1705 in Surry Co, VA; di 1790 in Surry Co, VA.
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