Lenoir County, North Carolina
Craven Precinct-County North Carolina Court Minutes, 1730-1741, Book II by Weynette Parks Haun
December 18, 1738 - A Deed of Sale from Doctr. Stringer to Robt. Potts was acknowledg'd in open Court by the said Stringer & on prayer of the sd Potts the same is admitted to Record.
The doctor must have been a highly respected friend of Robert's who named his son Stringer.
Kinston - 200 Year Anniversary
One of the most prominent settlers in the area now known as Lenoir County was Dr. Francis Stringer. A native of Virginia, he was the son of Dr. Thomas and Mary Stringer. His great-grandfather was Dr. John Stringer who was prominent in the affairs of Accomac and Northampton County in Virginia until his death in 1655.
Dr. Stringer's home was a popular meeting place of the day whenever official business affecting settlers was to be discussed. In 1746 such business was at hand.
December 20, 1739 - Doctr. Francis Stringer prays an Order to keep ferry on the north Side of Neuse River three mile above Stony Town Creek the same granted. Capt. Danll. Shine & Majr. Linnington became Secur. for the sd Stringer in the sum of two hundred pounds curr money. Craven Precinct-County North Carolina Court Minutes, 1730-1741, Book II by Weynette Parks Hann - [Image: Craven County Minutes, County Court, June 1730-Apr 1741, Part 1]
Land Grants in Tower Hill Area
George Stringer Jr., No. 2355, Grant No. 318, 250a, issued 16 Nov 1764
George Stringer, Jr., No. 2605, Grant No. 318, 250a, issued 16 Nov 1764