Dunn Family Re-Registered Deeds
Lenoir County, North Carolina



These are selected deeds from the existing Lenoir County Deed Books found at the Court house in Kinston. They include all re-registered deeds, deeds that refer back to earlier deeds and deeds that imply inheritance. The courthouse burned in 1878 and 1880 destroying previous deeds. Abstracted by Martha M. Marble.


Book 2

P 68 – 28 Jan 1881 – Everett R. Rouse and wife Betty F. Rouse to Edward R. Stanly Tull - $1200 for 68 acres – tract adj Mrs. Cynthia Dunn, John C. Washington, Jericho Branch, Leander and James Faulkner's corner – tract is all the land conveyed by John Tull on 1 Nov 1875 to sd. E. R. Rouse.
WIT: W. H. Worth
Enrolled 16 Feb 1881, B. L. Taylor, ROD

P 554 – Indenture – 7 Dec 1850 – Levi Hill and wife Mary to Richard W. King - $1150 for 161 acres – tract NS Neuse – adj main road leading from Kinston to Bell's Ferry, SE corner of Kinston, Walter Dunn Jr's line formerly Warren Kilpatrick's line – being a part of the land set aside to James Aldridge in the division of the lands of Frederick Jones dec and being the lands conveyed by James Grace to Levi Hill and wife Mary by deed 7 Nov 1842. Levi signed and Mary used a mark.
WIT: Nick Hunter, F. G. Griffin
Mary privately examined
Enrolled 26 Feb 1851, W. L. Loftin, ROD
Re-enrolled 22 Nov 1881, B. L. Taylor, ROD


Book 7

P 26 – Indenture – 15 March 1858 – John Tull and Cynthia his wife to William W. Dunn – for natural love and affection for our brother and $10 – the late Walter Dunn Sr., dec by his Will submitted to the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions on Jan Term 1851 devised to Cynthia Dunn, widow of sd Walter during her life 2 tracts “the house tract together with the Lewis C. Desmond and Elizabeth land” – adj Henry Tull’s corner of the William Lovick land, corner of Henry Black land, Wooten Branch to Jericho Swamp, to Daniel Desmond land, to Popular Branch, William Croom’s land, to the house tract, to Henry Tull’s corner of the land bought of William B. Rhem and wife, Rudy Branch, Shadrack Loftin, John C. Washington, to Henry Tull’s corner of the Lovick land – 700 acres – sd Walter Dunn in the next to last clause of sd Will devised the above lands after the death of his wife, Cynthia, to be equally divided between Martha Ann J. Dunn, William W. Dunn, Synthia Ann Dunn, Thomas F. Dunn, Almyoa R. Dunn and Melissa A. Dunn – provided they all live to be 21 years old or marry – the above children are his 6 youngest – if they arrive at 21 or marry they are to receive their portion leaving the rest in common stock – the sd Cynthia Ann Dunn has intermarried with the sd John Tull and we convey our share to him.
WIT: Geo. Washington
Cynthia privately examined
Enrolled 30 June 1858, Stephen White, ROD
Re-enrolled 12 June 1885, G. L. Hodges, ROD

P 210 – Indenture – 12 Dec 1870 – Robt. H. Rountree and Cynthia his wife to Winnie R. Tull wife of John Tull - $10,000 for 2 tracts – adj John Tull, Walter Dunn Sr., dec, Martha A. J. Rountree wife of S. H. Rountree, and known as the Tower Hill and Lewis B. Cox places – 691 acres.
WIT: George Rountree, A. J. Loftin
Winnie privately examined
Enrolled 9 May 1871, Book 39, p 318, A. C. Wadsworth, ROD
Re-enrolled 8 Oct. 1885, Geo. L. Hodges, ROD

P 211 – 19 Oct. 1858 – Whereas an Indenture of Marriage Settlement of three parts was entered into and executed on 28 Dec 1853 between E. H. Chadwick of Craven Co, and Theresa F. Dunn and Samuel H. Rountree of Lenoir Co in view of a marriage between the sd Chadwick and sd Dunn and the marriage was soleminized by law, and by deed of settlement all the undivided interest of the sd Dunn in the lands and slaves of her father Walter Dunn, dec by his last will and testament was conveyed in fee and absolute property to the sd Samuel H. Rountree for the sole use of sd Dunn during her marriage – the land of Walter Dunn has been partitioned among the heirs – we Sd Rountree and E. H. Chadwick and Theresa Chadwick for $5,000 paid to sd Theresa by John Tull - the tract NS Neuse, part of Tower Hill, being Lot # 3 in the division of sd Walter Dunn’s estate – flat Branch, adj Lot # 2, to river bank then up the river – 250 acres.
WIT: Stephen White, George Washington
Theresa privately examined
Enrolled 23, Nov. 1858, Reuben Barrow, ROD
Re-enrolled 9 Oct. 1885, Geo. L. Hodges, ROD

P 213 – Indenture - 5 Jan 1854 – William W. Dunn to John Tull - $3,000 for 293 acres – tract NS Neuse and known as Lot # 2 in the division of the lands of Walter Dunn, Sr., dec, adj Lot # 1, Flat Branch, up the river.
WIT: Stephen White, W. B. Rhem
Enrolled 8 June 1854, Stephen White, ROD
Re-enrolled 9 Oct 1885, Geo. L, Hodges, ROD

P 269 – Indenture – 13 April 1871 – George K. Bagley and Helen M. his wife to J. H. Stevenson - $2,000 for 410 acres – tract adj Wm. Fields, Wm. Faulkner, Warren Kilpatrick, Wilson Tilghman, NS Briery, Dunn, Wooten’s Branch, Jericho Branch, Thomas Becton, W. B. Kilpatrick – being the tract allotted to sd Helen B. Bagby in the division of the lands of her father, Walter Dunn dec.
WIT: William Arthur
Helen privately examined
Enrolled 16 Oct 1871, Book 39, pp 429, 430, 431, A. C. Wadsworth, ROD
Re-enrolled 27 Oct., 1885, Geo. L. Hodges, ROD

P 230 – Indenture – 1 May 1871 – Richard W. King to Mrs. Cynthia Dunn, Samuel H. Rountree and Andrew J. Loftin, Trustees of the Disciples Church of Kinston - $300 for a lot in Kinston – being the lot where the Disciples Church is now located, on Caswell Street, adj A. R. Miller and being the lot purchased by E. F. Cox of Michael Tilghman and by the sd King of E. F. Cox – being Lot # 41.
WIT: J. H. Stevenson
Enrolled 15 Oct. 1885, Geo. L. Hodges, ROD

P 211 – 19 Oct. 1858 – Whereas an Indenture of Marriage Settlement of three parts was entered into and executed on 28 Dec 1853 between E. H. Chadwick of Craven Co, and Theresa F. Dunn and Samuel H. Rountree of Lenoir Co in view of a marriage between the sd Chadwick and sd Dunn and the marriage was soleminized by law, and by deed of settlement all the undivided interest of the sd Dunn in the lands and slaves of her father Walter Dunn, dec by his last will and testament was conveyed in fee and absolute property to the sd Samuel H. Rountree for the sole use of sd Dunn during her marriage – the land of Walter Dunn has been partitioned among the heirs – we Sd Rountree and E. H. Chadwick and Theresa Chadwick for $5,000 paid to sd Theresa by John Tull - the tract NS Neuse, part of Tower Hill, being Lot # 3 in the division of sd Walter Dunn’s estate – flat Branch, adj Lot # 2, to river bank then up the river – 250 acres.
WIT: Stephen White, George Washington
Theresa privately examined
Enrolled 23, Nov. 1858, Reuben Barrow, ROD
Re-enrolled 9 Oct. 1885, Geo. L. Hodges, ROD


Book 8

P 336 – Deed – 25 Feb. 1886 – John Tull and W. R. his wife to Albert L. Rountree - $6,500 for 290 acres – tract adj Henry Tull, John Tull, upper end of the Bright sein beach, on Neuse River, Flat Branch – being part of the old Dunn tract drawn by W. W. Dunn and 30 acres of that part drawn by Mrs. Theresa F. Chadwick.
Signed John and Winnie R. Tull
Winnie privately examined
Enrolled 17 March 1886, Geo. L. Hodges, ROD

P 399 – Deed – 1 Nov. 1875 – John Tull and Winnie R. his wife to Everett R. Rouse - $2,000 for 207 acres – tract adj Leander Falkner, James Falkner, John R. Phillips, John C. Washington, Cynthia Dunn, Jericho Branch.
Winnie privately examined
Enrolled 27 Dec 1875, Book 43, pp 294, 295, James K. Davis, ROD
Re-enrolled 27 March 1886, Geo. L. Hodges, ROD

P 442 – Deed – no exact date but around the 15th of March 1858 – Samuel H. Rountree and Martha J. his wife executed a deed to William W. Dunn for $300 – the late Walter Dunn Sr. dec by his Will probated Jan Term 1851 devised to Cynthia Dunn his widow for her life 2 tracts viz – 1st the home tract together with the Lewis C. Desmond and Elizabeth Desmond land – adj Henry Tull’s corner of the William Lovick land, Henry Blackland, Wooten’s Branch, Jericho Swamp, Daniel Desmond’s land, Poplar Branch, William Croom, the Croom home tract, Henry Tull’s corner of the land bought of William B. Rhem and wife, Reedy Branch, Shadrack Loftin, John C. Washington – of 700 acres – Dunn’s Will specified after the death of his widow the land was the be divided between Ann J. Dunn, William W. Dunn, Cynthia Ann Dunn, Theresa F. Dunn, Almira R. Dunn, and Melissa H. Dunn, provided they all lived to be 21 or marry – should any not live or marry then the rest to be divided equally between my youngest 6 children - the sd Martha Ann J. Dunn intermarried with the sd Samuel H. Rountree – the Rountrees were pd $300 by William W. Dunn for their undivided interest.
______Nov. 1885
WIT: Wright Sanders
Martha privately examined
Enrolled 30 June 1886, Geo. L. Hodges
NOTE: It is not clear if this was a re-enrolled deed or one to replace the original

P 211 – 19 Oct. 1858 – Whereas an Indenture of Marriage Settlement of three parts was entered into and executed on 28 Dec 1853 between E. H. Chadwick of Craven Co, and Theresa F. Dunn and Samuel H. Rountree of Lenoir Co in view of a marriage between the sd Chadwick and sd Dunn and the marriage was soleminized by law, and by deed of settlement all the undivided interest of the sd Dunn in the lands and slaves of her father Walter Dunn, dec by his last will and testament was conveyed in fee and absolute property to the sd Samuel H. Rountree for the sole use of sd Dunn during her marriage – the land of Walter Dunn has been partitioned among the heirs – we Sd Rountree and E. H. Chadwick and Theresa Chadwick for $5,000 paid to sd Theresa by John Tull - the tract NS Neuse, part of Tower Hill, being Lot # 3 in the division of sd Walter Dunn’s estate – flat Branch, adj Lot # 2, to river bank then up the river – 250 acres.
WIT: Stephen White, George Washington
Theresa privately examined
Enrolled 23, Nov. 1858, Reuben Barrow, ROD
Re-enrolled 9 Oct. 1885, Geo. L. Hodges, ROD


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