Loamia Stevens, (1750 - 1814)
Duplin County, NC - Williamson County, TN



Loamia Stevens is thought to be the son of William Stevens Sr. (d. 1781) of Duplin County, NC. In the 1790 Duplin County census, Loamia and William Stevens (Jr?) were living two doors apart.
About William Stevens Sr.

Loamia married Phereba Stevens, daughter of Jacob and Belinda Jernigan Stevens of Johnston County, NC. About Jacob Stevens

Loamia and Phereba's daughter Elizabeth married Daniel M. Potts of Lenoir County in 1794 in Duplin County and they migrated to Williamson and Rutherford County, TN.

Loamia and Phereba had the following children according to his 1814 will in Williamson County, TN: Belinda, William, Catharine, Fereby, Elizabeth, Loamie, Harriet, Polly, Willie, Latty and Fanny Stevens. Duplin County, NC court records indicate Phereba died sometime prior to 18 Apr 1791 when Loamia was named as her executor. HIs will of 1814 named his wife as Polly Stevens.


1790 Duplin County Census
Loammy Stevens
1 male over 16
2 females
7 slaves
Neighbors: Elizabeth Beck, Daniel Glisson, George Kornegay, Stevin Herring, Samuel Herring, William Stevens, Samuel Phillips, Loammy Stevens, Morris Dickson, Nathaniel Kenard, Alexander P. Daniel.

He was not in the 1800 Duplin County census.


Duplin County, NC Abstracts of Deeds, 1784-1813, Vol. 1
by Eleanor Smith Craughon
20 Oct 1794 - John Hurst to Charles King, both of Duplin Co., for 150 pds. current money one negro man named Andrew or Andy. Wit: Loammi Stevens


1788-1791, Duplin County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
Abstract of Minutes by Leora H. McEachern

19 Apr 1790 - Ordered Loammy Stevens, others be Jurymen to next County Court on 3rd Monday in July next.

19 Jul 1790 - Ordered the following Jurymen next Term: William Stevens, Loammy Stevens, others.

18 Oct 1790 - Grand Jury sworn: Loammy Stevens, others.

18 Apr 1791 - Loammy Stevens came before the Court and Prayed Administration on the Estate of his wife Phereba Stevens Deceased who was the Daughter of Jacob Stevens of Johnston County and offers for his Securities Michael Kinnard and George Kinnard who are approved of and having entered into Bond in the sum of 1200 pounds and also having taken the oath of an Administrator according to law the same is granted, ordered that Letters issue accordingly.

1791-1795, Abstract of Minutes

21 Oct 1793 - Tuesday morning Court met at 9 o'clock according to adjournment. Ordered that Loammi Stevens be Overseer of Road in room of Michael Kinnard & have same District & hands.

20 Jan 1794 - Bill of Sale: Abraham Gamelion to William Duncan for a Negro girl Mary, proved by Loammi Stevens; Ordered registered.

21 Jul 1794 - Grand Jury sworn: Loammi Stevens, others.

21 Jul 1794 - Bill of Sale: John Hunt to Charles King for a Negro man Andy, proved by Loammi Stevens; Ordered registered.

1795-1798, Abstract of Minutes

20 Apr 1795 - As at last Term John Gibbs, Ex'r of Henry Cannon, obtained judgement against Loammi Stevens & Charles Hooks in which judgement there appears to be a mistake. Ordered Clerk compare said judgement with Note & rectifie mistake & issue execution if money not paid accordingly.

10 Oct 1795 - Ordered Charles King be Overseer of the road in room of Loammi Stevens.

18 Apr 1796 - Deed: Hezekiah Millard to Loammi Stevens for 100 acres, proved by Stephen Snell; Ordered registered.

18 Jul 1796 - Wednesday morning Court met at 9 o'clock according to adjournment. Ordered following be Jurymen next Court: Loammi Stevens, others.

16 Jan 1797 - Grand Jury sworn: Loammi Stevens, others.

15 Jan 1798 - Deed: Stephen Snell to Loammi Stevens for sundry lands, proved by William Frederick; ordered registered.

15 Jan 1798 - Deed: Loammi Stevens to William Burnam Jr. for 250 acres. Acknowledged; ordered registered.


Duplin County, NC Register of Deeds

Written: January 16, 1788
Recorded: January 1788
Hezekiah Millard (alias Blunt) to Laomi Stevens, both of Duplin, 100a in Duplin, on the N. side of Goshen Branch, part of an old survey for Robert Warren where Isaac Blunt formerly lived, adj. Carters line, Robert Warrens line.

Written: November 27, 1788
Recorded: April 1796
Stephen Snell to Laomi Stevens, both of Duplin, 350a in Duplin for 400 pounds, on the north side of Goshen Swamp, bounded as follows:
Tract 1 - 30a being part of a tract of 600a patented by Moses Taylor 3 Dec 1746, adj. Taylors Branch
Tract 2, 70a adj. aforesaid tract and Robert Warrens corner, Moses Taylor line, Wm Burnams corner, fork of Rattlesnake Branch, Fryers Branch, part of tract patented by John Beck 27 Apr 1767
Tract 3, 250a patented by John Carley? 6 Nov 1778, adj. Wm Burnams corner, Fryers Branch, Wm Burnams line, Charles Wolfs line - Wit: Wm Stephens, Wm Frederick

Written: January 12, 1798
Recorded: January 1798
Laomi Stevens to Wm Burnam. both of Duplin, 250a in Duplin, on the N. side of Goshen Swamp and So side of Thunder Swamp, part of a survey conveyed by Wm Hurst to Stephen Snell and by him to Laomi Stevens, adj. Fryers Branch, Blounts Branch, Rattleshake Branch, Burnams other corner. - Wit: Wm Beck, Ch King

Written: January 13, 1798
Recorded: January 1798
Laommie Stevens to Charles King, 150a, 112 pounds, no side of Goshen Swamp part of a survey of Wm Hurst to Stephen Snell to Laommi Stevens - adj Fryers Br, Blounts Br, Eddys Pocoson, Burnam corner, Charles King - Wit Wm Beck Jr, Will'm Burnam


Johnston County, NC Abstracts, Deed Books U-1, V-1, W-1, X-1
1795-1799, Vol. V
by Weynette Parks Haun

20 Jan 1798 - Bk X38 - Loammi Stevens, Duplin County, to Belinda Stevens and William Stevens, county aforesaid, for the natural love and affection I have unto my beloved daughter and son, four Negroes to wit: Joe, Joan, Grace and Penny and their increase. Wit: Joseph Boon, J. C. Pinder - May Court 1798 - Image from Johnston County, NC Register of Deeds

20 Jan 1798 - Bk X39 - Henry Stevens, Edward Stevens, Jacob Stevens and John Stevens Jr. all of Johnston County to Belinda Stevens and William Stevens of Duplin County, for natural love and affection which we have and bear unto our beloved niece and nephew, four Negroes, Joe, Joan, Grace and Penny and their increase. Wit: Joseph Boon, J. C. Pender - May Court 1798 - Image from Johnston County, NC Register of Deeds


Johnston County, NC Deed Abstracts: Books Y-1, Z-1, A-2, B-2
by Weynette Parks Haun

10 Jul 1802 - B-2:121 - William Stevens, Johnston County, to my niece and nephew Belinda Stevens and William Stevens, Williamson County, TN (minors), for natural love and affection, 4 Negroes, Joe, Joan, Grace and Penny and their increase. Wit: John Stevens Jr. August Court 1802 - Image


Williamson County, TN Deed Books A-1, A-2 & B, 1800-1811, Vol 1

by Louise Gillespie Lynch

Lewis Stephens from Dan Hill, 7 Nov, 1803, for $5, tract of land containing 12 acres and 16 poles and lying on the waters of Spencers Creek bounded by Joel and Lewis Stephens' 320 acre tract purchased from Nathan Ewing. Reg: 6 Apr 1804. Wit: Joel Stephens and Loammie Stephens.

John Roberts from Jesse Weathers of Giles County, TN, 16 May 1811, for $150 tract of land containing 50 acres on the waters of McCrory's Creek and bounded by Richard Hays, Shelburne and Lemaster. Reg: 6 Nov 1811. Test: Loammi Stevens and Edmond Gatlin.


Williamson County, TN Deed Books C, D & E, 1811-1820, Vol. II
by Louise Gillespie Lynch

David Pinkston from Thomas McCrory, 4 Nov 1811, for $720 a tract of land containing 144 acres it being part of a survey granted to said McCrory on both sides of McCrory Creek and bounded by Geo. Kinnard. Wit: Benjamin Bugg and Loammie Stephens. Reg: 28 May 1812.

Loamie Stephens from George Kinnard, 5 Nov 1811, for $200 a tract of land on McCrory Creek, it being part of a tract conveyed from Thos. McCrory to said Kinnard 16 Nov 1803 containing 100 acres. Wit: Benj. Bugg, Richard Turner and J. Neal. Reg: 30 Aug 1816.

Richard Farmer from Loamme Stephens, 5 Nov 1811, for $312 a tract of land conveyed to said Stephens by Geo. Kinnard lying on the waters of McCrory Creek and bounded by Geo. Kinnard and McCrory containing 52 acres. Wit: Alexander Johnson, Benjamin Bugg and Geo. Kinnard. Reg: 1 Oct 1816.


Loamia's Will of 1814 Images


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