4 Dec 1795 - Reubin Newton Sen. to Solomon Draper, for 60 Lbs. 50 A[cres] both sides Sergent’s Cr[eek] adjacent James Long, Mary Duncan. Acknowledged in open court. 9
Nov 1796 - Solomon incidentally mentioned in deed from Benjamin Johnston to William Featherstone. 10
28 Jan 1797 - Solomon incidentally mentioned in deed from Vincent Brann to William Fetherstone. 11
9 Jan 1797 - Solomon incidentally mentioned in deed from Thomas Brann to his son John Brann. 12
1800 - Person County, NC Census: (Page 199)
1 Male 10-15, b. 1785-1790 (Unknown)
1 Male > 45, b. before 1755 (Solomon, 1731, Virginia)
1 female > 45, b. before 1755 (Elizabeth, ?, Virginia)
10 Dec 1803 - Solomon Draper to William Dixon, for 112 lbs. 15/, 94 acres nw side Hico Cr[eek] adjacent Edmund Dixon, orphans of Robert Black decd., Joseph McGehee, widow McCain—said tract conveyed him by John Pearson. Wit: Edmund Dixon, Josias Chambers. 13
17 Mar 1804 - Solomon incidentally mentioned in deed from Archibald Lipscomb to James Hannah. 14
1805 - Solomon is listed in Taxables for 1805 in Capt. Atkinsons Company as “Draper, Solomon Sen., 211-0-4.” 15
24 Sep 1806 - Solomon Draper’s will dated 24 Sep 1806. Wife: Elizabeth. Sons: William, Solomon, daughter Frances Royster and her husband Henry and their children; daughter Elizabeth Royster. Executors: Sons and Samuel Smith. 16
27 Jan 1807 - Solomon incidentally mentioned in deed from William Featherstone to Arnold Lipscomb. 17
27 Nov 1807 - Solomon incidentally mentioned in deed from John Ogilby to Edmond Dixon. 18
26 Dec 1807 - Solomon incidentally mentioned in deed from Edmund Dixon to William Scott Branch. 19
30 Apr 1808 - Reuben Newton, Junr. of Hardin County, KY to legal heirs of Solomon Draper, Senr. decd. of Person County for 125 lbs. (75 lbs. pd. by Draper and 50 lbs. by exec), 160 A[cres] on Sergent’s Cr[eek] being tract conveyed to Newton by Jonathan Skeen 14 Dec 1788. Wit: Jas Cochran, Jas Cardin. 20
Nov 1807 - Item 2; Inventory of the Estate of Solomon Draper, deceased. Item 6, Account of sale of estate of Solomon Draper. 21
24 Sep 1806 – Solomon signed his final will.
1807 - Solomon’s will was probated.
Mar 1854 - An additional document involving Solomon’s estate:
A deposition by the administrators of Frances Royster re Solomon willing her, his granddaughter, a negro woman. It reads: Daniel Sargent, Robert Ball, Thomas Royster and William Royster and John Bradsher administrators of Frances Royster, humbly complaining respectfully show to your Worships that many years ago Solomon Draper of Person County separated this life after having made his Last Will and Testament and therein bequeathed to his granddaughter Frances Royster, a Negro woman named _______ for life and at her death, to her children; that the said Frances took the said slave into her possession and so continued her until during the year 1854 when the said Frances departed this life. They further show to yourWorships that the said Negro woman had large increase in both children and grandchildren numbering some 12 to 15; that the said Frances had during her marriage, the following children: Thoms Royster, Parthena who intermarried with Daniel Ball, John Royster, William Royster, and James Royster; that James Royster, some 15 or 20 years ago, left this state and though inquiry has been made he has never been heard from and letters of administration have been granted to Daniel Sargent. They further show to your Worships that Edward Grinstead also married a daughter of the said Frances Royster and has, by deed of bargain and sale, sold all of his intererst in the above slaves, both which he gets under the Will of Solomon Draper as well as those to which he is entitled as one of the next of kin of James Royster, to Daniel Sargent. They further show that the said John Bradsher was at March turn 1854, appraiser of the administration of Frances Royster petitioned for a sale of the said slaves. May it please your Worships to order and decree a sale of the said slaves upon such terms and credits as to you may seem fit and to grant such other and further relief as the cause may require. /s/
March term 1854 The Judge so ordered.
Person County, North Carolina document:
“Know all men by these presents that Jesse Bull and Samuel Bully are held and firmly bound unto Samuel Dickins Sheriff of Person County in the sum of $174.34 cent good and lawful money of the State of North Carolina to which payments will and truly be made and done, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators, jointly and severally. Sealed with the seals and State this 17 Nov 1826.”
“The condition of this above obligation is such that the above bounded Jesse Bull do make his personal appearance at our next court of pleas and 1/4 session to be held for the County of Person on the 4th Monday of December next, then and there to answer unto Solomon Draper, executor of Solomon Draper, deceased, of a plea of debt; that he render unto him the sum of $88.16 which he owes and from him detain to his damage $50.00 then the above obligation will be void; afterwise to remain in full force and virtue.
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