Note: WILLIAM MAYO http://www.powow.com/sandyhodges/genea/PITT/PittJM.htm#Mayo%20or%20May%20family William Mayo and wife Martha Johnson who left the Nottaway Swamp in Virginia sometime between 1737 and 1742 and made their way to Bertie County North Carolina Some of their children settled in Pitt County and later Edgecombe. WILLIAM MAYO, JR. August 26, 1737, William Mayo Jr. witnessed a Will of George Williams of Nottoway Swamp By 1742, William Mayo Jr. seemed to have settled in North Carolina. Named in father's Will 1738 for 800 acres in Albemarle County. National Society of the Colonial Dames, op. cit. p. 140: February 1742, William Mayo Jr. gave to George merriell, Jr. "for love" a parcel of land lying in the Blackwater of Dumping Island. William's sister had married a George merril. The George Merril named in the deed was either her husband or her son. Beaufort County, North Carolina 1759: left his property as follows: to wife, Martha, use of the home Plantation, large bay horse, hogs and cattle. to son, William Mayo III, the baby horse, "Saddle Cloth" to son, James Mayo, the bay horse "Runing in the Island" to son, Peter Mayo, the horse, "Champion" and half the new land survey. to son, John Mayo, "Bright Bay Mare" and her colt to son, Nathan Mayo, the dark bay "Stallion" and reversion in one bed on the Plantation. to daughter, Martha Hattaway, five pounds. to daughter, Elisabeth Hearn, five pounds. to daughter, Anne Chek (Cheek), five pounds. to daughter, Mary Cobb, 10 shillings. to grandson, William Mayo, son of William Mayo, other half of new land survey, my gun, black breeding mare, bed and furniture. Signed by mark. Wit: James Brown, James Cobb, Amos Atkinson. Martha Hathaway married David Hathaway : Source "Mayo's of Yesteryear and Today" by Nella Dean Mayo Ogle & Elnora Brown Lawson. Elizabeth Hearn married James Hearn : same source Anne Cheek married Richard Cheek : same source Mary Cobb married Edward Cobb Source: Jesse macon Lawrence, Jr., Rootsweb.com Updated March 2003
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