Sally's great-great-great-great-great-great-great Grandparents:
James Rutland ca 1682 - bef
1751 | his parents
Elizabeth Williams ca 1685 - | her parents
of Chowan & Bertie Counties, North Carolina
This is my working hypothesis - the way I see it as of this moment!!
James Rutland and Elizabeth Williams were married on or prior to April
6, 1708 when Lewis Williams made a deed of gift (100 acres)
to his daughter and son-in-law
James and Elizabeth Rutland. It appears that they had married earlier as
James Rutland Jr made a petition to the the NC Executive Council in 1723.
Elizabeth Williams was the daughter of Lewis Williams
and his wife Mary.
Children of James Rutland and first wife.
1. James Rutland Jr. ca 1702
- ca 1755
Children of James Rutland and Elizabeth
1. Mary Rutland ca 1708 -
well before 1770
married ca 1725 Thomas Barfield will
23 Mar 1768 prob. 1770
is named as wife in will
April 6, 1708 Lewis Williams made a deed of gift (100 acres Point of
Highland on Katherine Creek) to his daughter and son-in-law James and Elizabeth
[the sd. 100 acres for their lives and then to fall to the first child begotten of them be
it male or female and the sd. Rutland to let me keep a Cartway to ye landing]
April 1714 James Rutland 260 acres in Chowan Prect on Deep Creek joining ye
bottom of the fork, the N ermost branch, Capt. Fred Jones, John Bays, and the sd
creek. Wit: Thos. Pollock, Thos. Boyd, N. Chevin, Wm. Reed, T. Knight
20 July 1715 Chowan Prect. At a court at the house of Henry King
Tredle Keef and John Mainer being attached of a Breach of the trust reposed in him by
the Publick, it is ordered that the Marshall take ye sd. Keef and Mainer into Custody
until they give bond to appear at ye Next Generall Court and that Robert Evans of Petty
Shore and Thomas Brown and James Rutland be Summoned Evidences on behalf of our Soverign
Lord the King.
[Deed Book B#1 Chowan Co, NC
--abstract by Hofmann]
8 Dec 1716 James Rutland 330 acres, joining Jacob Conroe, Fleetwood, Fleetwood's
Gut & ye river. Cha Eden, X Gale, N chevin, Fra. Foster, T Knight
II p 346 NC Precinct 1663-1729 abstracts of land
1716/17 tax list of Chowan prect. James Rutland listed with 560 acres.
18 Mar 1717 Mary Williams, widow and relict of Lewis Williams of Chowan Prect. to
Rutland of Chowan Prect, planter 10£ formerly sold by my husband Lewis Williams in his
lifetime, the sd land lying on the west side of Katherine Creek and joining Robert Rogers
Wit: Precilla West, George Lumley Reg. 7 Nov 1718
30 June 1718 William Graddy of Chowan Prect. to James Ruttland 4£ sterling 50
acres joinning Thomas Johnson, Ruttland and Deep Creek all houses, Orchard etc.
Wit: William Crawford, John Ellie Reg. 7 Nov 1718
5 Apr 1720 James Rutland 170 acres in Chowan Precent in Ahotsky Woods, joining, Ahotsky
Swamp & Reedy Pocoson wit: C Eden, Thos Pollock, Wm Reed, Richd Sanderson, Fra Foster. III p13 NC Precinct 1663-1729 abstracts of land patents
5 Apr 1720 James Rutland 70 acres in Chowan p. in Ahotsky woods. wit: C Eden, Thos
Pollock, Wm Reed, Richd Sanderson, Fra Foster.
III p13 NC Precinct 1663-1729 abstracts of land patents
Nov 7 1723 Minutes of the Executive Council p128 --Petition of
Rutland Jr setting forth that James Rutland Sr sometime agoe obtained a patent for 70 A in
Bertie--which is not cultivated--pray it be granted to him--so ordered.
7 Nov 1723 James Rutland Pat. for 600 acres .
11 Jan 1724 Robert Radford and wife Susanna to James Rutland 5£ for 200 acres adj
James Rutland, Robert Sherwood. Wit: Ann Furgarrell, Thomas Watson. Feb Ct 1724.
9 Feb 1724 James Rutland and wife Elizabeth to William Daniel 50£ for 100 acres at
Deep Creek Bridge, adj "fiery - Bent's former line" Wit: John Sutton, Johnson
Nairne, Thomas Whipple. Feb Ct 1724
12 May 1725 Robert Sherwood to James Rutland 15£ for 540 acres bounded by Pat granted
me April 5, 1720 "100 a. out of patent to Robert McCreary only excepted where he now
dwells..." Wit: William Whitehead, Thomas Boon. Aug Ct 1725 John Winns D C/C
9 Nov 1725 Robert Radford & wife Susanna to James Rutland 10£ for 450 a. adj
Lawrance Baker, William Whitfield, Wit: John Sutton, James Duafless. Nov. Ct 1725.
Feb 4, 1725/26 B-72 James Rutland & wife Eliza (Elizabeth) to
Mary Barfield . For love and affection to our son-in-law & daughter
100 A. NE side Katherine Creek which was given by Lewis Williams dec'd unto James &
Elizabeth Rutland on April 6. 1708. Wit: Joseph Horton, John Henard, Henry Baker. Feb Ct
Feb 7 1725 B-68 James Rutland to Henry Baker of Virginia 10£ for 100 acres on WS
Katherine Creek which was sold by Mary Williams to James Rutland on March 18 1717/18 Wit:
Joseph Horton, Thomas Barfield, John Henord. Feb Ct 1725
Feb 7 1725/26 B-70 Thomas Barfield & wife Mary to Henry Baker of Virginia. 13£ for
100 acres on NE side Katherine Creek sold by Lewis Williams unto James and Elizabeth Rutland
by deed dated April 6, 1708 & by them sold to Thos. & Mary Barfield on Feb 4
1725/26. Wit: Joseph Horton, John Henard, Henry Barfield Feb. Ct 1725
15 Feb 1726 B-203 Abel Curtiss to James Rutland 14£ for 200 a. on Cassiah Branch adj.
James Rutland, Robert Sherwood. Wit: John Sutton, James ? Feb Ct 1726.
2 Aug 1727 James Rutland 225 acres northernly of Morattock River joining Henry Baker,
William Whitfield, and the side of a pocoson. Wit: R. Everard, C. Gale, E. Moseley, R.
Sanderson, T. Pollock, T. Harvey, E. Gale.
1 Nov 1728 James Rutland pat. 600 acres
1729 c-98 George Stevens to James Rutland 120£ for 400 a. between Ahoskey and Sandy
Run... 160 a. patent by Owen McDaniel on March 1, 1719. 240 a. granted George Stevens on
30 July 1729. Wit: Robert Willkins, Henry Rhodes, William Cranford. May 13, 1729. Robert
12 May 1729 c-103 James Rutland to Thomas Barfield
20£ for 100 a. on NS Sandy Run at
mouth of Licking Root Run adj. Robert Sherwood. Part of grant to Robert Sherwood for 640
a. dated 5 April 1720. wit: H. Horne, Joseph Lewis, Michael Horne, May 13, 1729.
8 May 1729 c-104 John Henard to Thomas Barfield 15£ for 150 a. at head of Cashy on WS
Middle Branch adj. James Rutland, Henry Horne. Part of 640 a pat. to Abel Curtis. Wit: H.
Horne, Joseph Lewis, Michael Lewis. May 13, 1729 Robert Forster C/C
12 May 1729 c-106 Thomas Barfield to James Rutland
15£ for 100 a. on SS Ahotskey
Marsh. "being all the land which was left out of Firebent's patent..." Part of
470 a. granted to Barfield April 1, 1722. Wit: H. Horne, Joseph Lewis, Michael Horne. May
13, 1729 Robert Forster C/C
8 May 1733 d-21 James Rutland to George Stevenson [Stephenson] 100£ for 130 a.
at Sandy Run. Part of land formerly granted to Robert Sherwood for 640 a. dated 5
April 1720 Wit: John Hart, Elizabeth Braddy, Nov Ct 1733. John Wynns D C/C
1735 d-176 Margaret Railey & John Huges & wife Elizabeth to James Rutland 50£
for 220 acres on SS Poplar Swamp adj. Abraham Blulet, Andrew Baran. Ours by deed dated
Aug. 15 1720. Wit: William Whitfield, George Powell, Elizabeth Whitfield. May Ct 1735.
15 Aug 1737 James Rutland to William Edens 15£ for 30 acres on NS Moratuck River
between Sandy Run and Ahoskey Pocoson. adj. George Stevenson at Licking Branch. adj.
Thomas Watson, part of tract formerly granted to Robert Sherwood for 640 a. on April 5
1720 "and is now come due the said Rutland" Wit: Charles Horne, William Graddy.
Feb Ct 1737.
24 July 1738 James Rutland & wife Elizabeth to John Perrey 60£ for 220 acres full
contents of Patent granted Owen McDaniel dated March 1 1719 at Poplar Swamp adj. Abraham
Blewet. Wit: Robert Sharman, George Bawler. Aug Ct. 1738.
Aug 12 1740 James Rutland & Thomas Barefield
24£ for 230 acres adj "land that
was marked out for Robert Mackfrieley," Robert Sherwood on Sandy Run, Part of patent
granted to Robert Sherwood for 640 a. dated April 5, 1720 "now become due
Rutland" Wit: Charles Horne, jurat, James
Rutland. Aug Ct 1740.
Nov 19 1739 James Rutland jun to William Moor 66£ for 65 a. on SS Ahotskey Marsh at a
branch commonly called Henards Branch adj. Baker, Part of a patent formerly granted
Rutland, Jun., "for seventy acres" dated April 6, 1724. Wit: Charles
Horne, jurat, Robert Whitfield Aug Ct. 1740.
Nov 13 1740 f-162 James Rutland to James Rutland jun 100£ for 400 a. in two
tracts (1) 160 a. by patent granted to Owen McDaniel March 1, 1719 (2) 240 a.
granted to George Stevens July 30 1726. Wit: John
Rutland, Jean Levernick Nov. Ct.
Nov 13 1740 f-163 James Rutland jun to James Rutland sen. 100£ for 286 a. on WS
Ahoskey Swamp adj. "James Rutland, the elder," James Wood, George Smith,
Land granted James Rutland jun Nov 17, 1723. Wit:
Rutland, Jean Levernick Nov.
Feb 10 1742 f-186 James Rutland sen to George Butnett 14£ for 200 a. "... at head
of Branch called Wattom..." On NS Cashy Swamp at Flatt Branch. Part of patent to
Robert Radford for 450 a. dated April 1 1723. Wit: Henry Horne, Jonathan Tart, John
12 Oct 1741 f-320 James Rutland to Thomas Jones of Pettyshoar 20£ for 130 a. land on
Deep Creek adj. Job Rogers, Jonathan Gilbert, John Gilbert. Wit: R. Forest, Will Cathcart
Feb Ct 1741.
12 Oct 1741 f-321 Thomas Jones of Pettyshoar to James Rutland Jun. 80£ for 300 a. on
Woatom. Granted Thomas Jones Sept 22, 1730 adj. Peter West. Wit: R. Forester, Will
Cathcart Feb Ct 1741.
Sept 9 1749 G-278 James Rutland of Northampton Co to John West 9£ for 100 a.
"Night Watom Meadows" at Snuffmill Branch. Part of patent formerly granted to
Thomas Jones Gent for 300 a. dated Sept 22, 1730. Wit: Charles Horne, Michael Horne. May
July 19 1750 G-343 James Rutland of Northampton Co to Arthur Cotten 12£ for 100 a. on
Wattom Swamp adj. Peter West. Part of patent to Thomas Jones for 300 a. dated
Sept 22, 1730. Wit: Charles Horne, Benjamin Wynns. Feb Ct 1750 Samuel Ormes C/C
9 Jan 1750/51 G-376 William Rutland of Northampton Co to John West 8£ [Va] 100 a. adj.
William Whitfield, Henry Baker. Part of patent to James Rutland for 225 a. Wit: Charles
Horne, James Powell. Aug Ct 1751 Samuel Ormes C/C
1 Oct 1751 G-416 Thomas Jones of Perry Shore to Edward Scull 30£ for 160 a. at Deep
Creek ...being the parcell Thomas Jones purchased from the late James Rutland .......
19 Feb 1752 [NH Co deed 2-61 Edward Rutland of Northampton Co
to James Powell of Bertie
Co. 12£ Va. 150 a. head of Ahotskey swamp joining two branches, James Wood and the swamp.
Part of 600 a. pat. to James Rutland Sr. 7 Nov. 1728. Wit: Charles Horne,
Rutland NH Co Feb Ct 1752 J. Edwards C/C
Grandchildren of James Rutland and Elizabeth Williams:
Rutland Jr and Miss Cullen had:
1. Elizabeth Rutland ca 1723 - 10 Feb 1779
married Arthur Cotten 1716
a. Cullen Cotten 1742 -
Helen Moore dau of Aron
Arthur Cotten 1759 -
William Rutland ca
1724 - 1795 Northampton Co
buys land NH 1745
married Sarah ?
3. John Rutland ca 1725 - died 1763 Bertie Co, NC
wit: 1745, wit: 1756
married Charity Watson
dau of John Watson
4. daughter [had died 1752/Aug 1755]
married Thomas Beaney of Bertie Co
died Aug 25 1755/28 Oct 1756
5. Mary Rutland
married Moses Moore
6. James Rutland  bef 1738 -
married Margaret ?
7. Edward Rutland
sells land to James Powell 1752; buys land NH 1756
married Martha Daughtry
died 1792 Northampton Co will
Mary Rutland and Thomas Barfield died 1770
1.Thomas Barfield died
bef 1795 no issue
2. Mary Barfield
married 22 Dec 1785 John Harrell
Bertie Co marriage bond, Joseph Horne, Bm
3. Elizabeth Barfield
married ? Watson
Will of Thomas (x)
Barfield (A/126) 23 Mar 1768 -proved Bertie Co March Ct 1770
"being sick and weak of body..." Wife Cotney - lend my
manor plantation where I now live on the south side, for her lifetime or
widowhood, with reversion to my son Thomas Barfield.
Wife - horse saddles,
Son Thomas Barfield - gun, chesterdrawers etc. Lend to wife all
the things I let to my son and daughter until they come of age.
Mary Barfield - bed, black walnut table, trunk with brass nails, etc.
Thomas Barfield - the couch.
Wife - Negro Toney.
Daughter Elizabeth Watson -
EX. William Rutland, Willis Cullum, Titus Edwards, John Dement
WIT Edward Cullum, John Acree, William Freeman
Thomas Barfield [Estate
Records of Bertie Co, NC - Gammon abst.]
Inventory 17 Feb 1770 by John Dement.
Agreement 26 Jan 1774 between Titus Edwards and Joshua Hailes to sell all
that was Haile's part that came by Haile's wife and the estate of the dec'd.
10 Feb 1783 Summons of Joshua Hailes "late of Martin County" and
Benjamin Braswell to answer to the exr.
4 June 1786 Settlement of accounts of Titus Edwards, dec'd exr [of Thomas
11 Nov 1783 Summons of Benjamin Braswell to answer to Titus Edwards [ext of
Bertie Co, NC - Deed Book Q page 257 - Arthur Cotton to Wm Barfield
This Indenture made the twenty fourth day of December in the year of
our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Ninety fore between Arther Cotten of
Bertie County and State of North Carolina of the one part & William
Barfield of Glasgow County of the State of foresaid of the other part.
Witness that I the said Arther Cotten for and in consederattion of the sum
of one Hundred pounds speshea to me in hand made by the said William
Barfield the receipt where of I the said Arter Cotten do here by acknowledge
myself there with fully satisfied Contented and trade & of every part
and parcell there of do Exonerate aacquit and Discharge the said William
Barfield his Heirs Executives Administrators or Assigns forever have
herein Granted Bargained sold alined assigned and set over and
unto the said William Barfield his Heirs or Assigns forever a sartain Mesage
or tract of Land Containing by Estimation two hundred acres be the same more
of less lying and being in Bertie County on the South side of a branch cald
Sandyrun Sm beginning at a red oak on the so side of Sandy Run one of Robert
Sherwoods line trees --- turning West 180 poles to a red oak thence No 80
poles to a pine thence Est 180 poles toa red Oak in Sherwoods line thence
along his line to the first station, it being a Tract of land Granted to
James Parker by Patten bareing Date the 30th Day of March 1721 and was
handed down by Records while it became Dew to a Sertain
Thos. Barfield late of Bertie County deceast who in his last Will and
Testament did give and bequeath the same to his son Thos who decest
and died leving no ishshew behind him Suckcededed by his Sister Mary
who entermarred with a Sertain John Harrell Dec and died leving no ishshew
behind. The said Arther Cotten being the first and sole Eare by Brath and
Blood to the said Thos Barfield after his son Thos. and his Daughter Mary
deveise without Ishshew by name of Cotten the said Arther Cotten grandson to
the said Thos Barfield by as doth appear To have and to Hold the said
Granted and bargained Land and Priv? with all and singular the apertainces
thereunto belonging or in any wise pertaining with all houses gardings or
fenceing Timber trees theareon tho lying or growing with all woods weat and
weater cosses and all other mines manerrals and Nearintaenments to the
belonging or in any wise assertain to him the said William Barfield his
Hears or alligns forever etc etc
signed Arthur Cotten --sealed and delivered in the presents of
Edward Callum and Willis Callum reg Feb Term 1795
Book R -page 181 - Agreement
Barfield & Cotton 7 Sept 1795 as above but a difference .... whereon a
Seartain Thos. Barfield late of Bartie County descest lived on in his
lifetime, who in his last Will and Testament did give and bequeth the same to
his son Thos who discest and died leving now Eshshew behind him, was
Suckceeded by his sister Mary who Intermarried with a Seartain John Harrell
who descest and died leving now Ishshew behind hir. the said Track of Land
made over by Sum title or agreement to a Seartain John Rutland of Bertie
County which hold the Same in Parcession. Now the trew Intent and meaning of
the above Artickkells is that any time when the said Lands shall be recovered
from the said Rutland or any other person that should hold the same by any
Title, the said Lands or the moneys that the Land should be worth shall be
Equally divided between the said William Barfield & said Arthur Cotten
theare Ears or asines forever .......
signed William Barfield [seal] and Arthur
TEST Willis Callum, Rachel Callum, reg- Aug Ct
Book P - pare 392 - 15 Feb 1793
Wimberley Harrell of Bertie Co to John Rutland of same
110 lbs VA 149 acres on the south side of Sandy Run, joining Sandy Run
Swamp, Blakey Rutland, sd John Rutland, Granbury, John Hilliard. Wit: Joseph
Home, Benjamin Harrell. May Ct 1793 Stevens Gray CC
Question: the late John E
Tyler posed this question to me in 1999. Just who is the
father of this Arthur Cotten who states he is a grandson of Thos. Barfield?to second
page of the Rutlands; third page
Arthur Cotten, Jr does appear on a document as a witness with Arthur
Cotten and Elizabeth Cotten on 5 June 1759.