Lenoir County, North Carolina
From the Walter Dunn Family Bible: Theresa Frances Dunn was born 26 Feb 1837 to Walter and Cynthia Dunn and died 12 Aug 1902. She married Edward Hall Chadwick 28 Dec 1853. She, her husband and daughter Cynthia Jennie are buried in Dunn Cemetery that sits in a field next to the home. Tombstone Photos
Their children were: Samuel Walter, m. Mamie Anderson; Jennie, unmarried and Edward, m. 1st Mary Bianci, 2nd Elizabeth Hall. North Carolina Wills by Alexander Martin
NC Archives Lenoir County Deed Book Abstracts by Martha Mewborn Marble - Selected deeds from the existing Lenoir County Deed Books found at the Courthouse in Kinston. They include all re-registered deeds, deeds that refer back to earlier deeds and deeds that imply inheritance.
15 March 1858 - Bk 7 p 26 – Indenture – 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, Theresa F. Dunn, Rachel Almira 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. NC Archives Lenoir County Deed Book Abstracts
NOTE: It is not clear if this second deed was a re-enrolled deed or one to replace the original.
Bk 9 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 NC Archives Lenoir County Deed Book Abstracts
19 Oct. 1858 - Bk 7 p 211 – 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. NC Archives Lenoir County Deed Book Abstracts
Feb. 1886 – Bk 8 p 336 – Deed – 25 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. Winnie privately examined. Enrolled 17 March 1886, Geo. L. Hodges, ROD. NC Archives Lenoir County Deed Book Abstracts