Walter Dunn Deeds
Lenoir County, North Carolina





Deeds for Walter Dunn Sr. (1751-1841) and Walter Dunn Jr. (1788-1850). Any deeds after 1809 can be either man. Deeds after 1841 would be Walter Jr.'s.


Craven County Register of Deeds

1775 - Walter Dunn sold to John Ingles for twenty five pounds proclamation money one tract or parcel of land on the north side of Neuse River on the west of North West Creek bordering Jacob Reasonovers 100 acres land granted by patent to Newman Dunn.
Witnesses: William Dunn, Elias Justice
Written: March 17, 1775
Recorded: June 1775 - Images


State of NC Entries of Claims for Lands Within Dobbs County, 1778-1790 by Bill Murphy
June 9, 1792 - Walter Dunn 75 acres lying on the north side of Neuse River joining Caswell's lines, Wooters's (Wooten's?) and his own lines.


Craven County Register of Deeds

1799 - Walter Dunn sold to James Davis one hundred dollars silver money a piece or parcel of land 50 acres on the north side of Neuse River and west side of North West Creek to the old field formerly Joseph Brenbredge to line of Edward Bruse Banks to Newman Dunn outer line land formerly property of Will'm Dunn dec'd.
Witnesses: William (his x mark) Catan, John Daw
Written: January 7, 1799
Recorded: June 1799 - Images


Lovit Hines Collection - Abstracted by Martha M. Marble

26 January 1808 - Indenture - Thomas Collier of Jefferson Co, Georgia to William Croom of Lenoir Co - 250 pds - adj Walter Dunn, Reedy Branch - 50 acres purchased of Stringer Potts seat'd and patent'd by Francis Stringer.
Wit Wm. Dickson, ? Collier - Image

27 February 1826 - Indenture - Henry Black of Lenoir to Walter Dunn of same - $4,500 - 500 acres - NS Neuse, SS Briery - adj line of Patent of Simon Bright, Lovick
WIT J. P. Dunn, Sally Dunn
April Term 1826 D. Caswell, Clk
Enrolled 15 March 1827 - Lewis C. Desmond - Images

9 Jul 1828 - John P. Dunn produced a deed of conveyance to court made to him by William and Elizabeth Lovick, land in Lenoir County and witnessed by Walter Dunn. - Images

21 November 1829 - Indenture - J. P. Dunn to Walter Dunn - all of Lenoir - $1800 - NS Neuse both sides of Jericho Branch being part of 3 surveys made by Job Ivey, Simon Bright, and Richard Caswell - adj Walter Dunn's own corner in Jericho Branch, Ivey's line, Will. Lovick, Henry Tull, John Washington - 300 acres - houses, buildings, orchards - Images

8 October 1841 - Indenture - William B. Kilpatrick of Lenoir to Henry Tull of same - $10,000 - NS Nuse adj Walter Dunn, John Washington - mouth of Adkins Branch, Aron Wiggins - road leading from Kinston to Daughty's ?, Shadrack Loftin, Pleasant Potts line of 50 acre patent granted to John Hartsfield now Walter Dunn's line - to river, Jesse Jackson's line - 1315 acres
W.B. Kilpatrick
Wit Stephen White, F.H. Smyth - Images

17 Dec 1845 - Indenture - Jacob Parrott and Henry Tull, both of Lenoir County - $4000 - 400 acres in the county on the north side of Neuse River being lands which he purchased of W. B. Rhem and wife - beginning at a read oak on a road in W. Dunns corner to a branch then Dunns line to the river opposite Jacob Jacksons sane beach and with the various courses of the river so low down as to include four hundred acres. Witnesses W. B. Rhem and P. Hardee. Image


Craven County, NC Register of Deeds

January 7, 1799
Walter Dunn sold to James Davis one hundred dollars silver money a piece or parcel of land 50 acres on the north side of Neuse River and west side of North West Creek to the old field formerly Joseph Brenbredge to line of Edward Bruse Banks to Newman Dunn outer line land formerly property of Will'm Dunn dec'd.
Walter Dunn {Seal}
Witnesses: William (his x mark) Catan, John Daw
Recorded: June 1799


Heirs of Mark Phillips to Walter Dunn, 1812

Found by Russell King in the John H. Bryan Collection, Southern Historical Collection, University of NC at Chapel Hill. Abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble

This indenture made in the year of our Lord 1812 between Ann Phillips, Mark Phillips, Fanny Phillips, Redding Phillips, Thomas Phillips, Cullen Moore and Nancy Moore his wife, William Davis and Sarah David his wife heirs of Mark Phillips dec of the State of NC and the County of Lenoir on the one part and Walter Dunn of the same County and State on the other part...for the sum of $30 sell 175 acs (part of two can't read) land that the said Mark did live on - beginning at a red oak at the corner of David Griffins corner and runs with said Griffins land to a black jack. Corner on the back line then along said line to a blackjack corner then to a white oak corner in a branch then down the several courses of said branch to the first station the other part beginning at a pine John Phillips corner in the ? posossin running 113 poles to a state then with a contract line No 67 east 179 poles to two oakes then with Simon Griffin's line to 67 Eas 36 poles to a black oak Samuel Lambeths corner then with his line So 40 W 142 poles to a black jack his corner then to the beginning containing the two tracks of 175 acs.....
Wit - Walter Dunn Jr
_____ [illegible] Moore


Lenoir County Record Book, 1738-1866 - NC Archives.

Conveyance from Lewis Bryan Esq. to Walter Dunn - Deed, 1821

This indenture made this 13 day of Jan. in the year of our Lord 1821 between Lewis Bryan Esquire Sheriff for the county of Lenoir and successor in office of Lazarus Pearce Sheriff for the county aforesaid on the one part and Walter Dunn Esquire of the same county in the other part: whereas by virtue of sundry executions, fines from the clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Lenoir county amounting together with the cost thereon to the sum of sixty nine dollars 67 cents which said sum was recovered by John Washington, David Grant, Thomas Hood & John Gatlen against Redden Faulkner as on record of said case may appear; and whereas the said executor was directed & delivered to the said Lazarus Pearce late Sherriff as aforesaid commanding them that of the goods, chattels, lands and tenements of the said Ridden Faulkner he should cause to be made the aforesaid sum of sixty nine dollars 67 cents to satisfy the said executors with the cost thereon, and the said Lazarus Perce late Sheriff as aforesaid in pursuance and by virtue of his office and the aforesaid executors seize & take into his hands & custody (no good & chattels to be found) a certain piece or parcel of land situate lying & being in the county of Lenoir adjoining Fredrk Bakers, Daniel Powells & others, lands which according to the divisions of William Faulkner dec'd is bounded as follows (viz)

Beginning at the first corner of lot No. 2 in said division & runs No. 88 east 100 poles to a pine thence No. 45 west 160 poles to the third corner of lot No. 1 thence along that line to the fourth corner thereof then along the line of lot No. 2 to the beginning containing by estimation thirty three and a third acres more or less. And the said Lazarus Perce late Sheriff as aforesaid after due advertisement according to law did cause the said piece or parcel of land with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging to -- put up at public sale to the highest bidder on the 7th day of Jan. 1821 at which time and place the aforesaid Walter Dunn became the last and highest bidder at the sum of seventy two dollars for the said lands with the appurtenances thereunto belonging.

This indenture witnesseth that the said Lazarus Perce late Sheriff of the county aforesaid for & in consideration of the sum of seventy two dollars to him in hand paid by the said Walter Dunn before the sealing and signing of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, he the said Lewis Bryan the successor in office of the said Lazarus Perce doth hereby causing and confirm unto the said Walter Dunn his heirs executors administrators or assigns forever all the aforesaid lands, tenement and appurtenances with all right, title claim or demand or or unto the same.

The said Walter Dunn his heirs, assigns &c to have and to hold the said premises hereby sold & conveyed free and clear from all incumbrances whatsoever. He the said Lewis Bryan successor &c will for the said Lazarus Perce late Sheriff as aforesaid warrant and defend the same to the said Walter Dunn his heirs assigns &c forever so far as his office of Sheriff will admit and no further.

In witness whereof the said Lewis Bryan Sheriff has hereunto set his hand and seal the day & year above written.
Lew Bryan Shff (Seal)
Assigned sealed & delivered in the presence of
D. Caswell & Winston Andrews

State of N. Carolina, Lenoir County, April Court 1821
This was the foregoing deed of sale duly proved in open court by the oath of Winston Andrew & ordered to be registered.
C. Westbrook, C
Enrolled in the Register's Office of Lenoir County the 17th day of April 1821.
D. Caswell, Regr - Images


Sheriff to Walter Dunn, 1821
Deed of Sale for 33 1/3 acres land

This indenture made this 13th day of Jany. in the year of our Lord 1821 between Lewis Bryan Esq. Sheriff for the county of Lenoir and successor in office of Lazarus Perce late Sheriff for the county aforesaid on the one part; and Walter Dunn Esqr. of the same county on the other part. Whereas by virtue of an execution issueing from the Clerk of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for Lenoir County amounting together with the cost thereon to the sum of thirty dollars 88/100 which said sum was recovered by John Washington against Lewis Faulkner as the record of said land may appear. And whereas the said execution was executed and delivered to the said Lazarus Perce late Sheriff as aforesaid commanding them that of the goods and chattels lands & tenements of the said Lewis Faulkner he should cause to be made the aforesaid sum of thirty dollars 88/100 to satisfy the said execution with the cost therein; and the said Lazarus Perce late Sheriff aforesaid in pursuance & by virtue of his office & the aforesaid execution did seize & take into his hands & custody (no good & chattels to be found) a certain piece or parcel of land situate lying & being in the county of Lenoir adjoining Fredrk Baker's, Daniel Powell's & others lands which according to the division of the lands of William Faulkner dec'd is bounded as follows: beginning at a pine near the road, course to strike the third line of said land, course to strike the fourth line of said land, from the fourth corner including the place where Mrs. Faulkner's line at the time of the division of said lands. (Lewis Faulkner married Lucy Potts, daughter of Pleasant Potts).

And the said Lazarus Perce late Sheriff as aforesaid after due advertisements according to law did cause the said piece or parcel of land with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging to be put up at public sale to the highest bidder on the 7th day of Jany. 1821 at the court house in Kinston at which time & place the aforesaid Walter Dunn became the last & highest bidder at the sum of thirty one dollars & 35/100 for the said lands.
Lew. Bryan Shff (Seal)
Signed sealed & delivered in presence of
D. Caswell
Winston Andrews

State of No. Carolina - Lenoir County, April Court 1821
Then was the foregoing deed of sale duly proved in open court by the oath of Winston Andrews & ordered to be registered.
C. Westbrook, C.C.

Enrolled in the Registers Office of Lenoir County the 17th day of April 1821.
D. Caswell, Reg. - Images


Sheriff to Walter Dunn, 1821
Deed for 250 acres land
Formerly the property of E. Baker

This indenture made this 1st day of July 1821 between Lewis Bryan Esquire Sheriff for the county of Lenoir on the one part and Walter Dunn Esqr. of the same county on the other part: Whereas by virtue of sundry executions issueing from the Clerk of Lenoir County Court being tested? the 1st Monday in Oct. 1814 amounting together with the cost thereon to the sum of one thousand dollars, which said sum was recovered by John Gatlin & others against Elizabeth Baker as on record of said court may appear; and whereas the said executions were directed and delivered to the said Lewis Bryan Sheriff as aforesaid commanding him that of the goods chattels lands & tenements of the said Elijah Baker he should cause to be made the aforesaid sum of one thousand dollars - to satisfy the aforesaid executions with the costs therein and the said Lewis Bryan Sheriff as aforesaid in pursuance and by virtue of his office and the aforesaid executions did seize and take into his hands & custody (no goods & chattels to be found) a certain piece or parcel of land situate lying & being in the county of Lenoir on the south side of the Briery Branch & Stonington Creek beginning at a gum on the run of said Briery Branch the dividing corner between said Elijah Baker & the heirs of Frank Baker dec'd, Benja Curtis line.

In witness whereof the said Lewis Bryan Sheriff &c hereunto set his hand & seal the day and year first above written.
Lew. Bryan Sheriff (Seal)
Signed sealed & delivered in presence of
D. Caswell
Walter Dunn Jr.

State of North Carolina - Lenoir County, July Term 1823
Then was the foregoing deed of sale duly approved in open court by the grantor & ordered to be registered.
Enrolled in the Registers office of Lenoir County the 15th day of July 1823.
D. Caswell, Regst. - Images


Lease of Walter Dunn Sr. to Walter Dunn Jr., 1821

Know all men by these presents that I Walter Dunn Senr. of Lenoir County & State of No. Carolina have leased & let unto Walter Dunn Junr. of the same county and state a certain piece of land (called the Redden & Lewis Faulkner lands) for the space of five years for and in consideration of the sum of ten dollars per annum to him in hand paid by the said Walter Dunn Junr., and that he the said Walter Dunn Senr. will warrant and defend the title and privileges of the aforesaid premises with all houses buildings and appurtenances there unto belonging or in anywise appertaining to the same, free and clear of and from all manner of incumberances whatsoever. In witness whereof the said Walter Dunn Senr. has here unto set his hand and seal this 4 day of July 1821.
Walter Dunn (Seal)
Assign Seal and acknowledge in presence of
D. Caswell & Wm. Phillips - Image


Sheriff of Lenoir to Walter Dunn, 1821
Deed for 250 acres of Land

The land was formerly the property of Ridden Jones

This indenture made this (blank) day (blank) of 1821 between Lewis Bryan Esquire Sheriff for the county of Lenoir on the one part and Walter Dunn Esquire of the same county of the other part; Whereas by virtue execution issuing from the Clerk of the county Court of Lenoir being entered the 1st Monday of (blank) 18 (blank) amounting together with the costs thereon to the sum of (blank) which said sum was recovered by (blank) against Redden Jones as on record of said Court may appear; and whereas the said executions were directed delivered to the said Lewis Bryan Sheriff as aforesaid commanding him that of the goods chattels lands and tenements of the said Redden Jones he should cause to be made the aforesaid sum of (blank) to satisfy the said executors with the costs in persuance and by virtue of his office and the aforesaid executions did seize and take into his hands & custody (no good & chattels to be found) a certain piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in the county aforesaid and the Loosin Swamp (it being the lands formerly owned by William Jones short dec'd) & bounded as follows:

At a pine near the Loosin Swamp, John Jones corner, another J. Jones corner, Harvey's line, Harvey's corner in Joseph Bruton's line.

In witness whereof the said Lewis Bryan has hereunto set his hand & seal the day & year first above written, signed sealed & delivered in presence of (blank)

N.B. The words near the Loosin Swamp was interlined before the deed was assigned. Witness (blank) - Images


Walter Dunn's Receipt from Co. Treas. No. 460, 1825
North Carolina
Treasury Office 31st OIct. 1825. On the day above written Walter Dunn did pay into this office the sum of two dollars and fifty cents it being in full of the purchase money for 25 acres of land by him entered in the county of Lenoir, as by the Entry Takers
Certificate, No. 693, 694
$2.50
John Haywood Treas. by John S. Haywood
Duplicate filed in the Comptroller's Office this 31st day of October, 1825
Joseph Hawkins, Compt. - Image


Walter and J. P. Dunn Note $1,000, 1826

On or before the first day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven we promise to pay Henry Black or order the sum of one thousand dollars value received.
Witness our hand and seals this 27th February 1826.
Walter Dunn (Seal)
J. P. Dunn (Seal) - Images


William B. Kilpatrick & wife Deed to Walter Dunn, 1826
300 acres of Land

This indenture made this twenty eight day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty six between William and Sally Kill Patrick of the state of N. Carolina and county of Lenoir on the one part and Walter Dunn of the state and county aforesaid in the other part, Witnesseth:

In consideration of the sum of fifteen hundred dollars for a tract of land on the north side of Neuse river and on the Briery branch, the division in between said William and Sally Killpatrick and Thomas and Elizabeth Campbell, William Witheringtons second patens line, Dunns own line, to tract of land purchased by said Killpatrick of Rolland Moore, Isaac Barwick's corner, white oak in Beaverdam Branch.
W. B. Killpatrick (Seal)
Sally R. Killpatrick (Seal)
Signed sealed and delivered in presents of
Thos. Campbell
Hollen B. Campbell

State of North Carolina - Lenoir County, October Term 1826
Then was the foregoing deed of sale duly proved in open court by the oath of Thomas Campbell and ordered to be registered at the same time Sally Killpatrick the other grantor being in Court, the Court ordered that John P. Dunn and Moses Westbrook exprts. be appointed to take her private examination as to her free will in executing said deed of conveyance.
D. Caswell C.C.C.

Enrolled in the Registers Office Lenoir County the 17th day of October 1826.
for Lem. C. Desmond, Regt.
D. Caswell, Dty Regt. - Images


Fred Baker to Walter Dunn Deed, 1827

This Indenture made this 29th day of June one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven between Fredrick Baker of the county of Lenoir and state of North Carolina of the one part and Walter Dunn of the county and state aforesaid of the other part - Witnesseth.

The said Fredrick Baker for and in consideration of the sum of ten dollars do bargain sell and convey unto the said Walter Dunn all the right to the lands which I the said Fredrick Baker purchased of Thomas Campbell in a deed dated the 19th day of May 1823 lying in the aforesaid county and state and on the no. side of the Briery Branch beginning at a stake and runs north 37 west 132 pole to a stake then So. 70 West to Wilie Moselyes corner now Wm. B. Kilpatricks corner thence with his line south 37 east to his corner thence to the beginning for 10 acres be the same more or less which said piece or parcel of land I the said Fredrick Baker do by these presents warrant and defend unto the said Walter Dunn his heirs and assigns against the claims of the persons claiming by from or under me my heirs or assigns in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date above written. Fredrick Baker (Seal)
Signed in presence E. Thos. Campbell

State of North Carolina - Lenoir County - July Term
Then was the forgoing deed duly acknowledged in open court by the grantor and ordered to be known.
D. Caswell C.C.C.

Enrolled in the Registers office of Lenoir County the 9th day of July 1827 for
Lew C. Desmond, Reg
D. Caswell Dpt. Reg

Rec. June the 29th 1827 ten dollars the full consideration of the written deed.
Fedrick Baker - Images


9 Jul 1828 - John P. Dunn produced a deed of conveyance to court made to him by William and Elizabeth Lovick, land in Lenoir County and witnessed by Walter Dunn. - Images


Walter Dunn appointed Agent for John Q. Dunn, 1842 (son of Walter & Cynthia)

Know all men by these presents that I John Q. Dunn of the county of Lenoir and state of N. Carolina have made nominated and appointed and by these presents do make nominate and appoint Walter Dunn of the county of Lenoir and state of N Carolina my true and lawful agent and attorney in fact for me and in my name and for my use and benefit to ask demand sue for recover and receive of and find any and all persons indebted to me in any manner or form whatever all such sum or sums of money or specified articles as or are in anywise due or may hereafter become due and any contact or agreement heretofore made and to have use and take all lawful ways and means in my name or otherwise for the recovery thereof either by sueing and preventing any and all manner of legal process or by compounding arbitrating all ordering to his best discretion and all proper and necessary acquittences or other sufficients released and discharged as well the settlement of all my honest debts or the collections for me and in my name to make seal and deliver and to do all lawful acts and things whatsoever concerning the premisis as fully and effectually in every respect as I myself might or could do and I personally present.

In testimony whereof I the said John Q. Dunn do hereunto set my hand and seal this 15th Sept. A.D. 1842.
John Q. Dunn (Seal)
Witness W. C. Loftin - Images


Craven County, NC Register of Deeds

1846 - Know by all these presents that I Walter Dunn Sen'r of the County of Lenoir and State of North Carolina for and in consideration of natural love and affection do grant give and convey unto my daughter Susan C. McKinney wife of John M. McKinney of the County of Craven and State aforesaid a certain tract or parcel of land in the County of Craven and State aforesaid lying on the South side of Neuse River adjoining the lands of William Biddle, Isaac B. Cox and John M. McKinney beginning at a pine on the main road it being John M. McKinney's corner in said Biddle's line running thence with his lines to Isaac B. Cox's line thence with said Cox's line to an oak near Cox's gate thence down the road to a small branch thence with the branch to another of said Cox lines where it leaves the branch thence with another of said Cox lines to the river, thence down the meanders of the same to John M. McKinney's thence with said McKinney land lines to the beginning containing by estimation four hundred and twenty acres be the same more or less. To have and to hold the said lands and premises with every appurtenance thereunto belonging and that I the said Walter Dunn as for myself my heirs executors administrators and assigns do warrant and forever defend the above premises unto the said Susan C. McKinney her heirs and executors administrators and assigns forever from the lawful claim of any and all persons whatsoever. In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this (blank) June 1846.
Witnesses: W. C. Loftin & Joseph Tilghman Jr.

Craven County Court March Term AD 1848 - Then was the execution of the fore going deed proved in open court and in due form of law by the oath of William C. Loftin one of the subscribing witnesses thereto. Ordered that said deed be registered.
Attest J. G. Stanly C.C.

State of North Carolina
Know all men by these presents that I Walter Dunn Senr. of the County of Lenoir and State aforesaid in consideration of natural love and affection do grant give and convey to my daughter Susan C. McKinney wife of John M. McKinney of the County of Craven and State aforesaid certain Negro slaves named Charles and Margaret and her child name Mima and their increase I this day do grant give and convey said Negroes to said Susan C. McKinney her heirs and assigns forever and for the better security of the title hereby conveyed I for myself my heirs and assigns do warrant and defend the same from the lawful claim of any and all persons whatsoever In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this 13th day of June AD 1846. Walter Dunn Senr. (Seal)
Witness: W. C. Loftin - Image


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