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Craven County to Orange County - 1785

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Craven County to Orange County - 1785

Richard Pickett (View posts)
Posted: 948628800000
Classification: Query
Seek ancestors of Arch CRABTREE

Family Group Record
Husband: Archibald CRABTREE

Birth: Craven County, NC

Marriage: 22 May 1813 Orange County, NC
Wife: Polley HASTINGS


1 F Martha "Ellen" CRABTREE
Birth: aft 22 Feb 1814 NC
Death: Oct 1898 Orange County, NC
Burial: Oct 1898 Hillsborough, Orange County, NC
Spouse: David Cates HAYES (m 11 Aug 1837)

Burial: Chestnut Ridge cemetery
General: Daughter of Arch Crabtree a friend of her father-in-law, Richard Hayes.

1779 Orange County Tax List:
Thomas Crabtree - 400 pounds
William Crabtree Sr. - 1080 pounds

Richard Hayes was the oldest son of William and Rebecca Hayes, born in 1755 near Newbern, Craven County, NC. He remained there until sometime in the year 1785, when he concluded to go west, and grow up with the country. A few days after he met up with Thomas Squires and Arch Crabtree, two of his neighborhood boys, and told them of his decision. They at once readily agreed to go with him, and a day was set for the commencement of their journey. They all decided on a certain place to meet and early on that day the three met, armed and equipped as the law directs, for their journey, and the start commenced all agreeing to take a trail up the Neuse River, thinking perhaps they would find less dangerous traveling. For several days they travelled up the river, and coming to what was called the old State Road which led in the direction in which they wished to go, they took it and continued their journey. In a few days more they arrived in Raleigh where they got information of, and directions to, a settlement or colony in the northern portion of Orange County where a few days after, they arrived, and found a welcome, as the citizens were greatly in need of help. Here they rested for a short time, during which they found lucrative employment on different farms, and here they remained for several years working and saving their wages for a rainy day. Each of them in a few years after finding land cheap, bought a small farm. Richard Hayes bought near the Chestnut Ridge Meeting House several acres, here he built him a house, where in after years he lived, raised a family, and died. Richard Hayes, married Miss Sarah Cate, who was born in 1765, she was a daughter of Bernard Cate of Orange County, and it has been truly said that they were ancestors of the Hayes family in that country.
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