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The 1845 conveyance from Alexander Stancil and his wife Celia to Ransom Pate suggests that Drury Barber's land was divided among his heirs. However, I do not find a division recorded in the Johnston County land division books. There is a deed from roughly the same period in which Haman Barber conveyed some land to my ancestor Wilsey (Johnson) Johnson Barber (b. about 1800 Johnston County, NC, d. bet. June 26-November 24, 1846), who was the widow of Edmund Johnson (d. 1837) and wife of John Barber, Sr. She had married John Barber on January 16, 1840 in Wake County, NC. I don't presently have the citation for this deed readily available at hand. This is very likely the same John Barber who had previously been married to Elizabeth Woodall (b. December 29, 1795) on January 19, 1816 in Johnston County, NC. Elizabeth "Betsy" (Woodall) Barber was the sister of Edith (Woodall) Barber.

In 1826, James Woodall executed a series of deeds in which he conveyed lands to four of his sons and four of his sons-in-law. Sons Gideon Woodall, James Woodall, Jr., Clement Woodall, and William Woodall were conveyed 300 acres each. Sons-in-law Drury Barber (md. Edith Woodall), Charles Stewart (md. Sarah Woodall), Terry Barber (md. Mary Woodall), and John Barber (md. Elizabeth Woodall) were each conveyed 150 acres (Charles Stewart actually received 155 acres). The deeds are recorded in Johnston County, NC Deed Book N-2, pages 144-163.

Lucy Hawkins (Johnson) Dixon Woodall (b. October 17, 1829 Johnston County, NC, d. July 9, 1909 Johnston County, NC)was the daughter of Edmund Johnson and Wilsey Johnson (who subsequently married John Barber). She married on January 2, 1849 in Johnston County, NC, Lemuel Dixon (b. August 17, 1821, d. April 11, 1878 Johnston County, NC), son of Patrick Dixon and his wife Delaney Hill. Lucy Hawkins (Johnson) Dixon married secondly on October 10, 1879 in Johnston County, NC, Gideon Woodall (b. September 26, 1827 Johnston County, NC, d. July 23, 1883 Johnston County, NC), the son of Jacob T. Woodall (b. March 30, 1809, d. before November 25, 1833) and wife Penelope Lassiter (b. ca. 1810, d. between 1850-1853). Gideon Woodall's first wife was Tobitha Dixon, daughter of Patrick Dixon and Delaney Hill. Tobitha was the sister of Abram Dixon and Lemuel Dixon. This Gideon Woodall (1827-1883) was NOT the administrator of Drury Barber. He was a nephew. See my posting concerning the family of Jacob T. Woodall:

The administrator of Drury Barber's estate was his brother-in-law Gideon Woodall (b. February 10, 1800, d. between 1840-1848; md. September 26, 1826, Mary Lassiter). Gideon's widow Mary "Polly" (Lassiter) Woodall remarried Peter Temple on January 8, 1848 in Johnston County, and she died in May, 1850 at the age of 42 [1850 Mortality Schedule].

The bondsman for the January 20, 1835 marriage of Alexander Stansell to Celia Barber was James G. Woodall (b. May 29, 1800 Johnston County, NC), son of Jacob Woodall and Phereby "Lucy" Gower. Jacob Woodall (md. Phereby Gower December 16, 1789) was the brother of James Woodall (md. Mary Allen). Thus, James G. Woodall was the first cousin of Edith (Woodall) Barber. James G. Woodall married Sarah Barber (b. August 13, 1802 Johnston County, NC) on August 14, 1821 [Bond dated August 10, 1821] in Johnston County, NC. Sarah "Sally" (Barber) Woodall was the daughter of Reuben Barber [James G. Woodall Family Bible Records]. Sarah (Barber) Woodall may possibly have been a sister or cousin of Drury Barber.

James Woodall died in Johnston County, NC on August 19, 1834. His death is noted in an obituary in the September 23, 1834 edition of the "Raleigh Register." The obituary states that he had been a member of the Baptist Church. Most of that area of western Johnston County tended to be Baptist or Primitive Baptist, though many descendants of both the Woodall and Dixon families are buried at Elevation Methodist Church.
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