MOORE COUNTY BASTARDY RECORDS

[Compiled by James Vann Comer]

 

C.R. #068.301.1: August 1784 ‑ November 1795

 

Man                            Woman                Child                Date           Page(s)

 

Thomas Overton, Esquire                          Anna Jones         a base born          Aug.1790                          285

John Kennedy                 Susannah Mainus                         a base born          May 1793 396

John Kennedy                 Susannah Mainus                         a base born          Aug. 1793 416 (17)

 

C.R. #068.301.2: August 1823 ‑ May 1831

 

Henry Stuts                  Eltha Rodgers        a bastard ‑          August 1824          51

William Owens                Mary Huzza           a bastard            May 1825             77

John McDonald                Christian Black                          a bastard      May 1825      77

Stephen King                 Nancy Tyson          a bastard            August 1826         139

Harvel Arnold                Fanny Johnson        a bastard            February 1827       155

Duncan Graham                Polly Kitchen        a bastard            August 1829         279

Duncan Graham                Polly Kitchen        a bastard            February 1831       341

Daniel McDonald              Catharin Buie        a bastard            May 1831            361

Peter Morris, Ju.r           Catharin McDugald                        a bastard      May 1831     361

 

C.R. #068.301.3: April 1844 ‑ January 1847

 

Allan C. McDonald            Catharine McLean                         a bastard    April 1844      21

Robert Brady                 Judy Mainess         a bastard            July 1844            57

                           (alias Martindale)

Dugald Munroe                Sally Godfrey        a bastard            October 1845        222

John McDuffie                Elizabeth Jackson                        a bastard    April 1846     311

S.S. Hamblet                 No name listed       a bastard            July 1846           347

Henry C. Armstrong           No name listed       a bastard            July 1846           373

Samuel Fisher                Elizabeth Starling   a bastard            January 1847

                                                                                          432

 

C.R. #068.301.4: April 1847 ‑ July 1849

 

Angus McDonald              Fanny Smith          a bastard            July 1847            60

Adam R. Wadsworth           Christian McLeod                          a bastard           July 1848 252

Henry C. Armstrong          No name listed       a bastard            April 1849          398

Perry Dews                  No name listed       a bastard            April 1849          398

Robert Strange              Margaret Smith       a bastard            April 1849          407 (8)

 

Robert Strange Smith April 1856 Book 7;3

 

Stephen W. Cotten            Elizabeth Ritter                         bastard twins       July 1849 440

 

C.R. #068.301.5: April 1851 ‑ April 1853

 

John B. Cole                 Dicy Jackson         a bastard            July 1851            50

Malcom D. McNeill            No name listed       a bastard            July 1851            58

Malcom D. McNeill            No name listed       a bastard            October 1851        104

No name listed               Rachel Jackson       William Smith        July 1852           315

No name listed               (Kept child only)                         (Aged about4)     April

1853                                                                                             445

 

 

Jason Sowell                 No name listed   a deceased bastard October 1852                       327

James B. Jordan              No name listed   a bastard          October 1852                       330

William Currie               No name listed   a bastard          October 1852                       330

Allen Morrison               No name listed   a bastard          October 1852                       34.

Daniel Lemons                Allender Jackson a bastard          April 1853

 

C.R. #068.301.6: July 1853 ‑ January 1856

 

Charley Horner               Patsey Cockman   a bastard          April 1854        137 (8)

Bazel M. Dowd                No name listed   a bastard          October 1854      198

Henry Stutts                 No name listed   a bastard          October 1854      199

Henry Stutts                 Ann Campbell     a bastard          October 1854      208

John W. Warner               Patience Fry     a bastard          January 1855      238

Devotion Davis               Clarky Hancock   a bastard          April 1855        293

Devotion Davis               Clarky Hancock   a bastard          October 1855      381

James Brady                  Nancy Phillips   a bastard          April 1855        293

John McIntosh                Eliza Dickens    a bastard          April 1855        326

William A. Hancock           No name listed   a bastard          October 1855      381

 

C.R. #068.301.7: April 1856 ‑ October 1858

 

Bradley Brady (Red)                          No name listed     a bastard  April 1856                 1

Tyrel Gorden             No name listed     a bastard          April 1856          5

Tyrel Gorden             Amy Goins          a bastard          January 1857      141

John M. Davis            Elizabeth Stutts                      a bastard  April 1856                 6

Moses E. Myrick          Sarah Yow          a bastard          April 1856          9

John M. Fry              No name listed     a bastard          July 1856          61

E.D. Hall                Nancy Williams     a bastard          April 1857        186

Devotion Davis           Cela Lakey         a bastard          April 1857       ~187

William S. Hilliard      Hesperanne Culber‑ton                 a bastard  April 1857               187

Jesse Love               Jane Godfrey       a bastard          April 1857        188

James B. Wicker          Flora Buchannan    a bastard          April 1857   189 (90)

N.J. Purvis              Cary E. Beck       a bastard          July 1857         228

William J. King          Dicky K. Brady     a bastard          July 1857         229

Malcom P. Morrison       Sarah Cugal        a bastard          April 1858    395 (6)

Balaam Stewart           Elizabeth Rodgers  a bastard          July 1858         450

 

The Moore County courthouse burned on September 5, 1889, thereby destroying the actual bastardy bonds! To insure Moore County would not be excluded from this publication I agreed to read the Court of Pleas and Quarter Session Minutes that survived the fire. Above are listed individual entries which only summarize the actual court entry itself and interested persons should consult the original court minutes being housed at the N.C. Archives for additional information. The Date column refers to the Term of Moore County Court and not the specific entry date. [James Vann Comer, Sanford, North Carolina].