Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

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trying to wrap my head around 1739…

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So I am analyzing a patent dated 1739… it has a reference to a creek named “Coneho”. So I think hmmm, that is near Tarboro I think? And then it dawns on me to think 1739… they could not Google Map then.

So… the Mozelle map was 1777… too modern. Aha!, thinks I, the Mosely 1733 map.

I recall reading somewhere that the famous Mosely map may not have even been available to the colonists because of the hassle of getting the thing actually printed and transported from England. So I am left mystified trying to visualize some guy shuffling around a armload of raw surveys. Then I just wandered off into La La Land and noticed the Indian Names… I have always been fascinated with this map. I ordered a copy from the Archives 20 years ago. It has Carolus Anderson listed on the thing for Pete’s Sake!.

I’m just thinking out loud… still don’t have a clue where to find that creek??????


OK… new question… this is getting deep into the weeds…

What is going on with Robert Coleman???

It is totally not allowed for me to change that George Stalling patent to enlarge it to fit without explaining why” so I leave it alone.

The Robert Coleman and John Moore patents are clearly not 157 and 177 acres in comparison to the larger 440 acres and say, the 640 acre patent of George Wimberly??? I re-checked the scale on my mapping software and it is correct… 1″ = 1 mile.

Lets keep this simple… I’ll stop listing questions…

Written by anderson1951

January 7, 2021 at 2:37 pm

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  1. I’ll throw my 2 cents & hat in the ring again…there’s a Conoho Creek in present-day Martin County – phonetically just like it looks – not to be confused with Conneghta = phonetic Cun-eee-ta = present spelling Conetoe in Edgecombe County. I’ll leave it to you to figure out which you are looking at!



    January 7, 2021 at 3:36 pm

  2. kanderson819

    January 7, 2021 at 4:27 pm

  3. So I sees we got a couple wise acres in the comments section…

    Yeah says I… try that crap without your steenking computer search button!!!
    there! That’ll learn youse!!!!!



    January 7, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    • Okey dokey I’ll walk five feet to my handy-dandy library map case. 😁



      January 8, 2021 at 8:49 am

      • Too easy I see…
        Explain Robert Coleman… please
        I added his conundrum…

        Crap… I can’t resist a theory… that is what I do…

        Note the Robert Coleman patent for 157 acres… note the neighbor Drury McLemore. I think that
        this may be another Robert Coleman altogether…
        My theory is the bulk of the Colemans migrated form the Bennets Creek area just to the east of Chowan River.

        But I also suspect another Coleman clan is present from Prince George County, Virginia. I have discovered a Francis
        Coleman who may have been an Indian trader who traveled through Edgecombe on his way to South Carolina.
        I think a Robert Coleman may have been associated with Drury McLemore in Virginia and relocated to Edgecombe
        say, 1745 or so…
        Just speculating of course…



        January 8, 2021 at 9:52 am

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