Friday, April 10, 2009

Richard GODWIN deed to Ozius Beaman, Sampson Co., NC, 1791

Transcription of the following deed copied from the Sampson County, NC Deed Records, 1791-1798, Volumes 9 & 10, (microfilm) -- Book 9, p. 95-96, 31 Dec 1791 – located at the North Carolina State Archives, 109 E. Jones St., Raleigh, NC. Transcribed by Ginger Smith, 10 April 2009.
Note 4/10/09 GS: The first land grant patented to Richard Godwin mentioned below was probably the 100 acres granted to Richard Godwin on 10 Nov 1784, grant no. 801, entry no. 1342, entered 26 Dec 1782 for Duplin County; This record can be found in the Duplin County Land Warrant book no. 56, p. 279 or in Land Warrant file no. 2600 at the NC State Archives.

Richard Godwin to Ozius Beaman.
This indenture made this 31st day of December one thousand seven hundred and ninety one in the 15th year of our independence Between Richard Godwin of North Carolina and County of Sampson of the one part & Ozius Beaman of the County of Wayne and state aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and seventy five silver dollars to me in hand paid by the said Ozius Beaman the Receipt whereof I do herby acknowledge that I am therewith herewith fully satisfied Contented & paid Have bargained sold and by these presents do fully freely and absolutely give grant Bargain sell alien? convey and confirm assigned forever one certain tract or parcel of land situate in Sampson County formerly Duplin County and state aforesaid it being part of a tract of land granted to Richard Godwin by pattent bearing date the 10th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty four, 1784 it being by estimation one hundred and sixty acres of land more or less and bounded at Fallawith lying on both sides of Starling swamp. Beginning at a pine on the west side of the said Swamp below The mouth of Jumping Run and Runs south crossing Starlings 180 poles to a pine By the head of a Branch thence West 180 poles to a white oak by a pond Thnce North to a stake by the Run of Starling swamp thence up said Swamp To a pine near the Cowford thence a North Course to the old line and thence to the beginning also one certain tract or parcel of land lying in the county aforesaid and on the north side of Starling swamp it being part of a tract of land Granted to John Starling as by patant doth appear bearing date the 11th Day of July Annadomino 1789 containing forty Acres of land more or less of the said Pattent beginning at Richard Godwin upper corner tree and runs North to Thomas Bullard’s corner to a stake thence West along a line of marked trees to a pine thence South along a line of Marked trees to Richard Godwin’s line thence East along the said line to the Beginning to have and to hold the said bargained lands and premises with All and singular the Improvements profits privileges conveniences advantaged And benefits and all the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said Ozieus Beaman his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever to his and his only Proper use and behalf and I the said Richard Godwin for myself his heirs Executors and administrators doth command and agree to and such the said Ozius Beaman his heirs and assigns Do warrant and defend the said land and premises and every part and Parcel thereof free and clear from all encumberances of What sa___ mature or kinds Sa___ on as ample manner to all extents and purchased as of the most learned? In the law can devise hereby covenanting to warrant and forever defend The said lands and premises against the lawful claim or claims of any person Or person whatsoever In witness whereof I the said Richard Godwin have hereunto set my hand and seal affixed the day And the date and year first above written as mentioned as above said Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of Sherwood Holly, James Godwin, Lewis Jackson
(signed) Richard Godwin (seal)

The deed between Richard Godwin and Ozius Beaman, 1791

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Index to Sampson County Deeds - Godwins


  1. Ginger, I am trying to locate Starlings Swamp. It is mentioned in a deed from Abstracts of Sampson-Duplin Deeds, Books 7-9. The Deed is from John Segrest to John Keen and mentions Starling Swamp. It was witnessed by Richard Godwin and Sherod Holly. Sherwood Holley witnessed the will of my GGGGrandfather John Keen.

    I read some of you Twitter posts. Did you go to the NGS convention in Raleigh. I did and enjoyed it very much, I also enjoyed the BBQ at The Pit.

    You have done an amazing amount of work on your genealogy.

    Take Care
    Ron Keene

  2. Where is Starlings Swamp? In "Abstracts of Sampson-Duplin and Sampson County Deeds Books7-9. page 117. There is mention of Starling Swamp in the Deed from John Segrest to John Keen. Richard Godwin witnessed this deed.


  3. Hi Ginger!

    I was shocked to discover the deed between Richard Godwin and Ozius Beaman in 1791. I've never heard of Ozius Beaman, but you already have my ancestry report to William Godwin that we are trying to connect to the North Carolina Godwins. Well, ironically, another ancestor of mine happens to be Weathly Beaman (5th great-grandmother) born 1785 in Montgomery County NC. She married Zachariah Collinsworth and moved with my Godwins to lower Alabama!

    Shirley Booth-Byerly

    1. Hi Shirly, David and Abraham Beaman married two Godwin daughters of James Godwin and Elizabeth Dawson (?). And I know there are other Beaman-Godwin connections. Rachel Godwin (my ancestor) also sold land to Ozias Beaman in Sampson County.