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Title: GEDCOM file submitted by Mr. Lacy A. Garner Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org. Created on 1 DEC 2007. Imported on 3 Dec 2007.
Note: am was listed in the census of 1623 at James Cittee shortly after the great massacre. In 1640 his probable son Christopher Needham was in court records of lower Norfolk Co. VA. and the family remained in the area until the 1730s when they moved across the county line to Pasquotank Co. NC. By the 1750s a son Bayley Needham who had disappeared from court records in Pasquotank County by 1736 apparently traveled to the Bear Creek area that later became Moore County NC and settled. The first date we can find this family in court records is when John Needham son of Bayley had a land transaction dated 11-18-1767 where "Michael Hart and wife Barbara Cumberland Co. NC to John Needham of Orange Co. NC 200@ crossing the north fork of Bear Creek." Bear Creek is in the northwest corner of present Moore Co. This land was then sold in 1771 to Henry Gaster. The family moved just across the county line to the area of Seagrove Randolph Co. NC. The Garners came from Westmoreland Co. VA around 1754 for Arthur Cook of Orange Co. sold to Bradley Garner a parcel of land with John Garner and Joseph Pearce as witnesses. John Garner was in the Bear Creek area by 1755 when his name appears on the Orange Co.-present Moore Co. tax list along with John Lawrence who would later become John Needham's son-in-law. In 1755 John married Mary Parks. A deed dated 5-17-1764 shows John Garner purchased from Enoch Spinks land on Deep River which was located in the northern part of Moore. In the newspaper The Pilot 5-11-1987 p. 16-B the Garner House was dedicated . It stated that the land this cabin was built on was the piece of land purchased in 1764 by John Garner and that the cabin was possibly built by himself or his son Lewis. Lewis was born 1793 on the same property. The cabin was purchased and relocated to the Shaw House property in Moore Co. It measured 20x24 feet with the main floor divided into three rooms with an early curved staircase leading to the second floor. The interior board doors have the original early cast latches and hinges while the exterior doors have hand forged hinges. There is one stone chimney on the west side which opens to a fireplace on both floors. In 1772 Michael Hart who sold the land to John Needham stated above sold to Vincent Garner land on ss of Bear Creek. Vincent was said to be the brother or uncle of Susannah. The names of Vincent-Bradley-John-Lewis etc. come down each generation and are very available. In 16 William Garner a brother of John Garner was a loyalist officer tin the battle of Moore's Creek Bridge. John Garner was for the colonists so we must wonder if John and William were able to reconcile their positions after the war. William gave oath to the new nation and continued to live in Moore. From court records he appeared to be a prominent citizen of the area. In 1786 "Whereas John Garner is plaintiff against James Mews concerning a Negro sold to Thomas Mews." By 1790 John is listed as owning 13 slaves and apparently owned much acreage. John Needham married Susannah Garner in old Orange Co.-became Randolph Co. by 1839. NC but remained in the county only a few years. In 1811 Susannah sued Bradley Garner of Moore Co. "the sum or sums of money due her in the Estate of John Garner." Susannah and John Needham were living in Randolph Co. at that time and since her father was deceased I leave Moore Co. John 1740-1799 and Susannah 1743-1841 had 11 Children.
Note: The needhams came to the colonies from England in 1623 when John Needh
Note: 839. They had eleven Children.
Note: They married about 1760 in Old Orange County NC became Randolph Co. by 1
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