Thomas Lurry (b. 1745)

The Lurry family (also spelled Leary and Lowry) has been an underlying influence in many of the stories I have shared on this site. William Lurry and his wife Miriam Caron (also spelled Caroon, Carron, and several other variations) were descendants of some of the first families of Currituck County which began as a precinct of Albemarle County and later became a county in 1739. A New and Correct Map of the Province of North Carolina (Moseley Map) shows Currituck Precinct in the 1730s during William Lurry and Miriam Caron’s lives.

William’s will1, left in Currituck County on 21 April 1746 (proved on 1 July 1746), included the following:

  • To his wife, Miriam, one negro man called Josep Hall, furniture, housewares, livestock, and dower rights to the plantation on which they lived
  • To his son, Thomas, the plantation on which they lived (with dower rights to his mother during her widowhood), one mulatto man called Thomas Floro and one mulatto boy called Solloman Floro (both to be under the care of William Mackie until Thomas was 21 years old)

He named William Mackie his sole executor and the will was witnessed by Edward Cox, George Gam(e)well, and Susanah Mackie.

By April 1747, Thomas’ mother was named as “Miriam Wilson” (having since remarried Nathaniel Wilson2) in a deed of gift from her father John Caron (Currituck County, Deed Book 4, Pages 72-73) which named two grandsons—William Lurry and Thomas Lurry. The deed of gift included the following:

  • To Miriam Wilson for the duration of her life, and after her decease to his grandson William Lurry (and his heirs) and after him to his grandson Thomas Lurry (should William Lurry die without heir) a tract of at the head of Sam’s Run3 described in his deed from October 1740
  • To Miriam Wilson, and after her decease to his grandson Thomas Lurry, one young negro woman called Hanah with all her future increase to be divided between Thomas Lurry and William Lurry

The deed was witnessed by William Piner, Samuel Sanderson, and William Mackie.

After their father’s death in 1746, William and Thomas would have been raised by Nathaniel Wilson and Miriam Caron Lurry Wilson. Nathaniel Wilson was recorded in Pasquotank County in 1754 in the NC Early Census and he also left a 26 April 1766 will naming his wife Miriam and step-sons Thomas Lurry and William Lurry. The will included the following:

  • Son-in-law Thomas Lurry my plantation and tract of land whereon I now live containing 100 acres4, my negro man named Luke and my negro girl named Janna and her increase excepting use of said land and negros for his wife during her natural life
  • Son-in-law William Lurry my negro man named Eton and my negro girl named Grace and her increase excepting use of said negros for his wife during her natural life, also negro man named Jonas and several livestock
  • To his cousin Nathaniel Wilson, son of his brother Malachi Wilson, his negro girl Silvie and her increase excepting use of said negro for his wife during her natural life
  • To his wife Miriam his negro woman named Frobe Lind (Ferebe Lindsay?), livestock (horses, cattle, sheep, hogs), and all household goods

He named Miriam and Thomas Lurry and his whole executors and the will was witnessed by John Jones, James Gregory, and Seth Bakly.

This small collection of records sets the stage for William Lurry5 and Thomas Lurry’s early lives. By adulthood, both men were heirs to several estates and their land and slave holdings represented multiple families.

Thomas Lurry (b. 1745 d. 1801)

Thomas Lurry was recorded in Pasquotank County deeds as early as 1765. By the 1769 Pasquotank County Tax List he was head of a household of 1 white male, 2 black males (Jeffery and Esop), and 1 black female (Jenny). He served in the Revolutionary War as a Captain associated with the Edenton District Minutemen (1775-1776), fighting in the Battle of Great Bridge on 9 December 1775, and with the Camden County Regiment in 1781.

Ivey Burnham's Revolutionary War Pension
Ivey Burnham’s Revolutionary War Pension mentions “…Troops stationed at a place called the Big Swamp on the dividing line between Camden & Currituck Counties in the State of North Carolina, where we erected Breastworks on the Causeway or Bridge through the Swamp…” He was under the command of Captain Thomas Lurry, Colonel Peter Dozier, and General Gregory.

It is unclear when Thomas Lurry married his wife (Mary Jones (b. 1755)?) but by the 1782 Camden County Tax List he had accumulated 1850 acres, 6 horses, 27 cattle, and 12 slaves. To better understand the stages of his life, I analyzed Thomas Lurry’s deeds leading up to each census year (with adjoining landowners and place names in bold).

Deed Analysis up to 1790

Deed InformationDeed DescriptionGranteeGrantorWitnessesNotes
16 November 1781 (Book B, Page 213)120 pounds for a 96-acre tract of land adjoining John Berry, William Gregory, Jonathan Whitehurst, Willis Wilson, and the Indian LineThomas LurryEvan StandlyLodowick Gray, John Berry+96 Acres
16 November 1781 (Book B, Page 213)100 pounds for a 50-acre tract of land on Sandy Hook RoadEvan StandlyThomas LurryLodowick Gray, John Berry-50 Acres
19 June 1784 (Book C, Page 225)50 pounds for a 500-acre parcel of Juniper Swamp near the head of the Pasquotank River in part of the Great Dismal Swamp called “Pritchard’s Juniper Swamp,” patented by Timothy Jones on 18 August 1783Thomas LurryTimothy JonesJonathan Hearring, Thomas Burnham+500 Acres
5 January 1786 (Book D, Pages 58-59)50 pounds for a 50-acre tract of land on the East side of the Pasquotank River in Joys Creek adjoining Caleb Abbott, Part of a 480-acre tract of land patented by John McBride in 1749Thomas LurryJohn JonesJoseph Jones, Timothy Jones+50 Acres
16 February 1786 (Book D, Pages 59-60)350 pounds for an 85-acre parcel of land on the west side of the North River near the Indian Town bridge adjoining William Ferebee, Thomas Howard, Cornelius Gale, and Thomas WilliamsThomas LurryJoseph Pell, Margaret (His Wife), and Sarah PellHenry Abbott, Evan Stanley+85 Acres
10 March 1786 (Book D, Page 106)49 pounds for a 26-acre parcel of land adjoining John Barclif, Job Gregory, and Joseph MorissetWilliam GregoryThomas LurryJoseph Pell, Isaac Dauge-26 Acres
8 May 1786 (Book D, Page 225)50 pounds (10 pounds for every 100 acres) for a 500-acre tract of land at the head of Joys Creek in the Great Dismal Swamp adjoining David Pritchard near his old orchard, Lamb’s patent line (to the north), and Timothy Jones’ patent line (to the south)Thomas LurryGrant, Signed by Governor Richard Caswell+500 Acres; See image below.
12 June 1786 (Book D, Page 128)10 pounds for a 50-acre tract of land in upper Camden in the edge of the Desert adjoining Newton Edney’s Islands (the upper part of Peter Cartwright’s 150-acre patent dated 27 October 1784) and Benjamin JonesThomas LurryPeter CartwrightBenjamin Jones, John Edney+50 Acres
2 February 1787 (Book G, Page 3)20 pounds for a 3-acre parcel of land on the Pasquotank River adjoining the land of Isaac Riggs and David Hall’s plantationBenjamin Jones and Thomas        LurryDavid HallTimothy Jones, Isaac Stokley+3 Acres; See other references to this land.
15 December 1788 (Book D, Page 413)Bill of Sale, 50 Pounds for Negro Man TomThomas LurryIsaac BurnhamJoseph Richardson+1 Slave
30 May 1790 (Book E, Page 63)Bill of Sale, 60 Pounds for Negro Wench SarahElisha DavisThomas LurryDavid Burnham, William Lurry-1 Slave
15 June 1790 (Book E, Page 36)23 pounds for 49-acre tract (1/2 the tract Thomas Lurry purchased on 16 November 1781 adjoining John Berry, William Gregory, Jonathan Whitehurst, Willis Wilson, and the Indian Line)John BerryThomas LurrySam Bell, Evan Stanley-49 Acres

Activity Up to the 1790 Federal Census

In the 1790 Federal Census Thomas Lurry had a household of 20:

  • 1 Free White Male Under 16 (Son?)
  • 2 Free White Males Over 16 (Thomas and ?)
  • 5 Free White Females (Mary and 4 daughters?)
  • 12 Slaves

Thomas Lurry’s neighbors in this census year were Elizabeth Griffin, Willis Dauge (also spelled Dozier), William Neval (also spelled Neaville), William Barcoe, John Jones, and James Sanderlin. Based on the composition of his household, it appears that Thomas Lurry was married to his wife Mary Jones (?) and may have had 6 children (2 sons and 4 daughters). His land holdings were divided between Indian Town (where his mother’s family owned land) and Upper Camden where he was an active investor in the Lebanon Company6.

Several of Thomas Lurry’s tracts are of longstanding interest in my research, such as the 3-acre parcel of land he and Benjamin Jones purchased at the Pasquotank River Bridge (on the Pasquotank-Camden county line). This site was owned by the copartnership of Hughs, Smith & Scarborough, which dissolved leaving all assets to be auctioned off by the Camden County Sheriff in the 1780s. Other investors, such as Elisha Davis, Thomas Gordon, Gardner Trafton, and Arthur and Hollowel Old, each briefly owned this parcel.

Thomas Lurry’s other land acquisitions were also strategic. The 1000 acres he purchased around Pritchard’s Juniper Swamp was on the regional mail route, which was established in 1734, and later fortified in the 1770s during the Revolutionary War. He purchased property along Old Swamp Road at the Pasquotank County line, northeast across upper Camden County (and Joy’s Creek) to the Currituck County line.

Map Showing the Post Office and River Bridge at the South End of the Dismal Swamp Canal, Circa 1830s.
On 23 January 1808, Joseph Pritchard sold half of Thomas Lurry’s 500-acre land grant to Gardner Trafton for $30. (Book M, Page 35). This sale happened around the time of Thomas Lurry’s estate settlement when his daughter, Chloe Lurry, may have inherited this land. On 7 August 1826, Gardner Trafton sold this land to Phineas Sanborn, Joseph Pritchard’s (deceased) brother-in-law through marriage to Keziah Pritchard (Book S, Page 311).

Deed Analysis up to 1800

Deed InformationDeed DescriptionGranteeGrantorWitnessesNotes
20 December 1792 (Book F, Page 134)100 pounds for 49-acre tract (1/2 the tract Thomas Lurry purchased on 16 November 1781 adjoining John Berry, William Gregory, Jonathan Whitehurst, Willis Wilson, and the Indian Line)Caleb BerryMajor Thomas LurryJonathan Hearring, Eustace English O’Brien-49 Acres; Jonathan Hearring was his son-in-law.
10 May 1793 (Book F, Page 318)Bill of Sale, 500 Pounds for One Negro Fellow Named Jack, One Negro Wench Named Cate, One Negro Girl Named Millisant, One Negro Fellow Named Jame, One Young Negro Boy Called Yellow Will, and One Old Negro Fellow Named WillThomas LurryJonathan HearringEustace English O’Brien, Mary O’Brien+6 Slaves
10 May 1793 (Book F, Page 322)150 pounds for a 100-acre tract of land near the River Bridge on the east side of Pasquotank River, it being the plantation and woodland belonging to Robert Chamberlain left by his last will and testament to his son Samuel Chamberlain adjoining Ezekiel Case and John Mason.Thomas LurryJonathan HearringEustace English O’Brien, Lemuel Lurry+100 Acres; Note the Black Swamp reference at River Bridge.
4 January 1794 (Book F, Page 243)50 pounds for a 50-acre tract of land near the head of the Pasquotank River at a place called the Lake (without the appearance of much water) between the lands of John Jones and David BurnhamThomas LurryBenjamin Jones (of Pasquotank County)John Jones, Sr, Tallyafro (sp?) Dill, Alexander Dunbar+50 Acres; Note the Lake reference.
31 January 1794 (Book F, Page 222)550 pounds for a 125-acre tract of land near White Oak Hill adjoining Joseph Morgan, Joseph Sawyer, and Absalom SawyerThomas LurryCornelius GregoryZepha Burgess, William Wright+125 Acres; White Oak Hill Cemetery (Also Known as Trafton Cemetery)
31 January 1794 (Book F, Page 223)450 pounds for a 101-acre tract of land near Indian Town adjoining the North River Swamp, near William Neavill, Joseph Pell, Evan Standley, and Mr. Abbott’s former propertyCornelius GregoryThomas LurryZepha Burgess, William Wright-101 Acres
29 July 1794 (Book G, Page 47)40 shillings for a 1-acre parcel of land near Pearce’s Mill adjoining Collin’s corner and Abbott’s lineThomas Harvey, Joseph Scott, Jr., and Benjamin Jones (All of Pasquotank County), and Nathaniel Payne (of Camden County)Thomas LurryJoseph Richardson, John Walmsley+ 1 Acre
3 July 1795 (Book G, Page 71)Grant and release to Benjamin Jones, Esquire—administrator of the estate of Jonathan Hearring—all my right, title, claim in all property, both personal and real estate, in the possession of Jonathan Hearring on which execution was levied at the instance of William Scarborough of South Carolina against the said Jonathan Hearring and which was sold by virtue of the said execution the second instant by the Sheriff of Camden County.Benjamin Jones, EsquireThomas LurryBenjamin PerryJonathan Hearring was his son-in-law.
3 July 1795 (Book G, Page 77)Bill of Sale, 168 Pounds for One Negro Wench (Judah) and Child (Reuben), also one mulato or negral girl called China bought at the sale by execution at the instance of William Scarborough against Jonathan Hearring, deceased.Thomas LurryNathaniel PayneJames Smith, Henry Herring+3 Slaves
17 March 1795 (Book G, Page 54)Bill of Sale, 250 silver dollars for One Negro Man Named SangaEdward UptonThomas LurryLuke Lamb-1 Slave
17 November 1795 (Book H, Page 29)200 pounds for a 100-acre tract of land and swamp adjoining John Sawyer and Cooper CreekThomas LurryGriffith SawyerJoseph Morgan, Willis Etheridge+100 Acres
30 January 1796 (Book G, Page 172)10 pounds for 7-acre parcel of land adjoining John Berry, William Gregory, and Robert’s lineCaleb BerryThomas LurryJoseph Pell, Willis Sawyer-7 Acres
25 February 1797 (Book H, Page 116)Bill of Sale, 100 Pounds for One Negro Wench Juda and her future increaseElizabeth Hearring (My Daughter)Thomas LurryChloe Lurry and William LurryHe bought Judah from Nathaniel Payne 2 years prior. Elizabeth was widowed at this time.
11 August 1797 (Book H, Page 66)Deed of Gift, 85-acre tract of land bought of Joseph Pell near the Indian Town Bridge adjoining William Neavill, William Ferebee, Cornelius Gale, Thomas Harvard, the North River Swamp, and Thomas WilliamsElizabeth Hearring (Daughter)Thomas LurryWilliam Neavill, Lemuel Lurry-85 Acres, Elizabeth sold this land to William Neavill on 14 October 1797 (Deed Book H, Page 74).
24 November 1797 (Book H, Pages 207-8)30 shillings for every 100 acres, a 180-acre tract of land on the Lake Desert beginning at the corner of Joseph Jones patent and John Kelley’s new surveyThomas LurryGrant, Signed by Governor Samuel Ashe+180 Acres
25 November 1797 (Book H, Page 134)140 pounds for a 63-acre tract of land at a place called the Lake adjoining John JonesJohn SikesColonel Thomas LurryWillis Etheridge, John Williams-63 Acres; Note the Lake reference and connections to William Bass’ land purchase.
26 December 1797 (Book H, Page 192)Bill of Sale, 150 Pounds for One Negro Woman Named Lettice and One Negro Boy Named JackEdward UptonThomas LurryJohn Kelly, William Jones-2 Slaves
1 November 1798 (Book I, Page 71)Bill of Sale, 25 Pounds for Negro Boy Named GeorgeJames SpenceThomas LurryCornelius Lamb, Lemuel Lurry-1 Slave; Note that Cornelius Lamb was his son-in-law at this time through marriage to his daughter Chloe.
20 November 1798 (Book H, Page 401-403)150 pounds for a 280-acre parcel of land adjoining David Pritchard’s line at the edge of the Desert near his old orchard, all lying east of the Old Swamp Road in a patent granted to Gideon Lamb (deceased) dated 8 May 1786. Also an adjoining 83-acre tract of land that Gideon Lamb bought from Hall & McPherson which in his last will and testament devised to his daughter Lovey as aforesaid bearing date 15 September 1781.Thomas LurryFrederick B. Sawyer & Lovey his Wife (Pasquotank County)Lemuel Lurry, Elizabeth Etheridge+280 Acres, +83 Acres
28 October 1801 (Book I, Page 185)Deed of gift for a 50-acre parcel of land adjoining John Jones, the edge of the Lake, Nody Causeway, and Burnham’s cornerPolly Lamb (Wife of Gideon Lamb)Thomas LurryLemuel Lurry, Job Sawyer-50 Acres, This was Thomas Lurry’s last transaction before he died. Was Polly his daughter?

Activity Up to the 1800 Federal Census

In the 1800 Federal Census Thomas Lurry had a household of 20:

  • 2 Free White Males 10 – 15
  • 2 Free White Males 45 and Over (Thomas and ?)
  • 1 Free White Female Under 10
  • 2 Free White Females 10 – 15
  • 2 Free White Females 16 – 25
  • 1 Free White Female 45 and Over (Mary?)
  • 10 Slaves

Thomas Lurry’s neighbors in this census year were Lemuel Lurry, Daniel Spence, Joseph Cartwright, John Kelly, Miriam Kelly (?), William Evans, Abraham Kelly, and Malachi McCoy. Throughout this period, Thomas Lurry remained invested at River Bridge while acquiring new land at the Lake. Other landowners named around the Lake included John Jones, David Burnham, Benjamin Jones, John Jones, Sr., Alexander Dunbar, Joseph Jones, John Kelley, John Sikes, Willis Etheridge, and John Williams.

Map Showing the Lake Lying South of Joy’s Creek and East of River Swamp, 1830 Federal Census Map (W.W. Forehand).

Thomas Lurry’s Heirs

Despite the number of records related to Thomas Lurry’s life, a complete account of his heirs remains a challenge. In a previous article, I introduced Chloe Lurry (b. <1801 d. 1847) as the daughter of Thomas Lurry and Mary Jones (?), and wife of Joseph Pritchard, but this presented a very narrow view of her life and her family’s influence in the area. The Lurrys, Joneses, and their many in-laws owned land in upper Camden County at the intersection of upper Currituck County and the Virginia state line. This location was significant because (at the time) all regional land transportation depended on Old Swamp Road.

Chloe was likely born in the 1770s and grew up through a period of economic development that drew many people into the area. In the late 1790s, Chloe married her first husband Cornelius Lamb, son of Luke Lamb and Mary Gray, another wealthy family in the community. Between October 1801 and January 1802, Thomas Lurry died leaving Gideon Lamb and Joseph Morgan as executors of his estate (Deed Book K, Page 162). Chloe went on to marry 3 more times and have 3 children.

Chloe Lurry’s Marriages

 Cornelius Lamb (b. ____ d. 1805)Joseph Pritchard, Sr. (b. ____ d. 1809)Miles Cartwright (b. ____ d. 1825)________ Williams
(b. ____ d. ____)
Spouse’s FamilySon of Luke Lamb and Mary Gray, Brother of Gideon LambSon of David Pritchard and Keziah McPhersonUnknownUnknown
MarriageBefore 1798? Cornelius and Chloe had one son, Cornelius Gray Lamb (b. 1798).Joseph had Joseph Pritchard, Jr. (b. 1790) before this marriage. Together Joseph and Chloe had Elizabeth Pritchard (b. 1805) and David Lurry Pritchard (b. 1807).Miles and Chloe married in 1819 but they did not have children together. Wilson Lurry, named as the guardian of Betsey, Joseph, and David Pritchard, orphans of Joseph Pritchard, sold Miles Cartwright 4 slaves belonging to the orphans in 18209. Unknown
DeathCornelius Lamb died before 1805 when his son was documented in the Camden County Orphans Accounts (1804-1809) as “Cornelius, orph. of Cornelius Lamb, dec’d; Gideon Lamb, gdn.”Joseph Pritchard, Sr. died in 18097 and predeceased his father who did not die until 1812. Wilson Lurry8 was appointed the guardian of all three Pritchard children after Joseph Pritchard, Sr.’s death.Miles was killed by a lightning strike in 1825. His heirs were named in his 1826 land division10.Chloe died as “Chloe Williams” in 1847.

Other than Chloe and Wilson, I have not been able to name the children of Thomas Lurry and Mary Jones (or other unknown unions). Based upon the 1800 Federal Census, they may have had 7 children. There were numerous other Lurrys in Pasquotank, Camden, and Currituck Counties:

  • In the 1810 Federal Census, N Lurry had a household of 2, J Lurry had a household of 10 with 2 slaves, and E Lurry had a household of 4.
  • In the 1820 Federal Census, Wilson Lurry had a household of 23 with 16 slaves, Evan Lurry had a household of 8 with 1 slave, Thomas Lurry had a household of 3 with 1 slave, and John Lurry had a household of 18 with 5 slaves.
  • In the 1830 Federal Census, Evan Lurry had a household of 6, Wilson Lurry had a household of 19 with 7 slaves, Samuel Lurry had a household of 4 with 2 slaves, Anne Lurry had a household of 10 with 4 slaves, Demsey Lurry had a household of 3, and Miles Lurry had a household of 8 with 7 slaves.

As I discover new details related to Thomas Lurry (b. 1745) and his descendants, I hope this article sheds light on his influence in Camden County. He served in the Revolutionary War and built businesses with some of the wealthiest investors in the area (many of which were his in-laws). He owned property in several strategic locations, like Indiantown and River Bridge, which were both commerce centers situated on county lines defined by local waterways. This laid the foundation for his grandson, David Lurry Pritchard, to become a ‘founder’ of South Mills, and the Pritchard House, located on Thomas Lurry’s land grant, still stands today.

Footnotes

*The names of enslaved people are in bold, red font. I descend from multiple people who were enslaved by the Lurrys. My research follows the story of Lurry slave owners, enslaved people, and the free people of color around them who lived between both worlds.

1William and Miriam had two children—William and Thomas Lurry. William (the oldest son) was not mentioned in his father’s will, likely receiving his inheritance based on primogeniture. Also note connections between the Floros and Flurrys who were later documented as part of the Nansemond Indian community in Norfolk County, VA.

2Nathaniel Wilson left a will in Pasquotank County in 1767 naming his wife Miriam and two step-sons William Lurry and Thomas Lurry. (Will Book H, Page 74)

3There were several Currituck County deed references to “Sam’s Run” which was generally described as being near the North River and Indian Town.

4Note that Jacob Caron of Currituck sold Nathaniel Wilson 100 acres of land in Pasquotank in 1751 on the North River Swamp which may be the 100 acres Nathaniel left to Thomas.

5By 1802, a year after Thomas’ death, William Lurry, Jr. had relocated to Sumner County, TN, and appointed Joseph Jones, Esquire and William Hinton, Esquire as powers of attorney for his property in Camden County, NC.

6Between Slavery and Freedom: African Americans in the Great Dismal Swamp 1763-1863, Edward Downing Maris-Wolf, College of William & Mary – Arts & Sciences (2002), Page 59 discusses the Lebanon Company’s ownership of 40,000-50,000 acres of land.

7North Carolina Bible Records, PRITCHARD, Notes from Jodie Pritchard Bible

8Part of supporting evidence that Chloe was born a Lurry. In Wilson Lurry’s 1852 will, he names sisters Julia and Elizabeth Lurry as heirs. Chloe died in 1847 and would not have been included.

9 Deed Book Q, Page 348. It is important to note that Miles Cartwright and Chloe Cartwright witnessed the 14 October 1822 will of William Sawyer who purchased all of William Bass’ land. This suggests that they may have been neighbors and that William Bass’ family was near Chloe Lurry Lamb Pritchard Cartwright.

10Deed Book S, Pages 300-301. Nancy Cartwright was named as a Miles Cartwright heir and a documented neighbor of Lydia Bass and Polly Bass. Nancy Cartwright was also the mother of mulatto son Theophilus Cartwright who became a son-in-law of Henry Newsom.

Note: There was at least one other Chloe Lurry who was the wife of Lemuel Lurry.

6 Comments on “Thomas Lurry (b. 1745)

  1. Hi Nikki. How do you access these deed books? What a great amount of information. This deed is of interest to me: “40 shillings for a 1-acre parcel of land near Pearce’s Mill adjoining Collin’s corner and Abbott’s line”. 29 July 1794 (Book G, Page 47). I am wondering where Collins corner was and if there are any other Collins entries.

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    • Thank you! All of the Camden County deeds cited are available here: http://72.15.246.187/CamdenNC/. I have not seen which Collins owned the land referenced in Book G, Page 47 yet, but it could have been George, John, or Josiah. That 1-acre parcel is significant in another story I am writing right now.

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  2. My name is Stacy Lurry from Tennessee. I’m trying to trace my lineage. I would like to know how Thomas Lurry plays a part in my family.

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  3. Would you know anything about the Miles listed in the following courthouse record? “February, 1830. A judgement was obtained against John C. Tatum for $62 by Joseah R. Etheridge and John Cox. Abner M. Sawyer stayed the execution by becoming security. Jordan S. Lurry bought right and title to three negroes; Miles, Luke and Isaac. Abner M. Sawyer was to pay the judgement. Cost was 10 shillings. The witness was J. L. Bailey. Camden Co. Book T, p. 467.”

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