Charles Finklea

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Charles Finklea

Born about 1745

Died about 1806 at Mars Bluff, Marion District, South Carolina

16 December 1769
Blanden County, North Carolina

Charles was given a land grant for 300 acres on Ashpole Swamp, Bladen County, NC. This was adjacent to Craven County, SC where Thomas Finklea had a land grant.

22 June 1796
Georgetown District, South Carolina

Nathaniel Sanders and Mercy Sanders, of Cheraw District, sold 450 acres of land to Charles Finklea, of Georgetown District, for 48 pounds, 17 shillings, and 10 pence. Description of land is as follows: “450 acres of land situated in Georgetown District on the southwest side of Great Pee Dee River, it being part of a tract of land surveyed for Abraham Salom, 15 May 1736.”

2 May 1800
Marion District, South Carolina

Robert Paulling sold land to Charles Finklea for 10 shillings. Description of land is as follows: “all the plantation or tract of land containing 152 acres situated in Marion District bound on the northeast by land belonging to the saidCharles Finklea and Lewis Savoy, on the southwest by land belonging to Samuel Tyler, and on the southeast by the land of said Finklea and being on Long Branch next to Mars Bluff on the Pee Dee River.”

22 March 1804
Marion District, South Carolina

Baker Wiggins sold two negro boys (George and Ben) to Charles Finklea for $750. Thomas Finklea was a witness.

18 October 1804
State of South Carolina, Marion District

Charles Finklea bought land from Thomas Knight for $250.Description of land is as follows: “all that plantation or tract of land containing 439 acres situated on the southeast side of Great Pee Dee River being part of a survey granted to Brantley Clark, lying adjoining to Mars Bluff, bound on the northwest by Alexander Thompson’s, Thomas Thomson’s, and Andrew Lords lands; southwest by Samuel Taylor’s land; southeast by Lewis Savoy’s and John Gregg’s land; and northeast on John Baxter’s land -- conveyed to William Cox, Ann Baxter, and James Baxter by deed 2 April 1794, and whereas the said William Cox in his lifetime became indebted to Foreby Stewart in the sum of 14 pounds, 8 shillings, and 7 pence which remained unpaid.Foreby Stewart obtained judgment in the Court of Common Pleas in the District of Marion against Nathanel Gibson, administrator of William Cox (deceased), the said land was then sold by the sheriff of Marion District to satisfy the said debt and cost of suit and, I, the said Thomas Knight, was the highest and last bidder for the same. Thomas Finklea was a witness.

3 January 1806
Marion District, South Carolina

Charles Finklea bought 1,347 acres of land from Richard Howard for $6,000. Description of land is as follows: “part of four tracts of land, that is to say part of three tracts of land lying on northeast side of Great Pee Dee River lying on a corner of a cotton tree on the upper edge of Mars Bluff Ferry Road running a southeast course to Thomas Finklea’s line and corner on a sweet gum tree then running a due east course to boggy gut -- the said boggy gut being the dividing line between Baker Wiggins and Thomas Malley, then to Tobey’s Creek corner on a cypress tree but since sold from Thomas Malley to David Godbold there up Tobey’s Creek to Martin Medleton’s corner on a water oak near Tobey’s Creek then to Middleton’s line to a black jack corner on the sand hill on the north side on lands formerly belonging to Thomas Groom on the westside of Pee Dee River corners on a white oak also a small piece of land that Baker Wiggins purchased from James Blackman and agreed on a line from two hickories and a pine on the old line running to the river to an elm tree supposed to be ten acres was granted to Thomas Groon then granted to John and Edmond Arthur and was resurveyed by James Gregg and a plat hereunto annexed and delivered unto the said Charles Finklea which will more fully appear by the said plat showing the course and shape of the said land and mark trees.”

18 April 1806
Marion County, South CarolinaMicrofilm Roll # 259

Thomas Finklea made suit for letters of Administration of Charles Finklea of Pee Dee, decd, 18 April 1806, Certified by D. Brown.
Administration Bond dated 25 April 1806
Bondsmen: Thomas Finklea, Alexander Gregg, Jr. and Samuel Thompson
Witness: Samuel S. Savage, Bond Book A, page 175
Warrant of Appraisement dated 25 April 1806
Appraisers: Samuel Thompson, Alexander. Gregg, Jr., John Gibson, Alexanderr Gregg, Sr. Sworn 27 May 1806 before Robert Gregg, J. P.
Appraisement 27 May 1806.Negroes: 10

Thomas Finklea petitioned 29 April 1806 for orders to sell, Granted by Samuel Cooper, Ordy 1 May 1806, Sale near Mars Bluff.
Sale: 29 May 1806. Purchasers: Dawson Hinds, Thomas Keller, James Thompson, Stephen Thompson, Daniel Barr, John Colcote, John Gregg, Asa Yarborough, Edward Burch, Abner Leget (document torn) William Gregg, James Hudson, James V. Sullivan, Samuel Thompson, Isam Hutcherson, James Bigham, James Holland, Samuel Bigham, Samuel Savage, John Gibson, James Jackson, John W. Thompson, Bartley Pettiford, Exekiel Parimore, James Nettles, James Pawley, John Finklea, Alexander Gregg, Sr., William Rawls, Shoecraft Harmon, Henry Ross, Thomas Sanders, An Dees, William R. Wilson and Peter Melton. Sales Book - pages 236-237.
Samuel Thompson and Alexander Gregg, Jr. petitioned to be exonerated from security of Thomas Finklea in administration of his father's estate. 8 Dec. 1807
Samuel Thompson petitioned for orders to sell 8 October 1808.
Administration Bond 8 Dec. 1807
Samuel Thompson, Administrator
Bondsmen: Samuel Thompson, Stephen Thompson, and Alexr. Gregg
Witness: 0. Colson. Bond Book A, page 176
Administration Bond dated 7 May 1810
Samuel Thompson, Administrator
Bondsmen: Samuel Thompson, Stephen Thompson and John McRee, Sr.
Witness: A. Johnson.
Recorded in Bond Book A, page 178.
15 December 1807 -- Bill of Charles Finklea dated 1802 and 1803 presented by Thomas Finklea, Account for Charles Finklea Nov. 1806 - Nov 2, 1806 presented by Thomas Finklea, Account Current by Thomas Finklea, Administrator.Names: John Finklea and Thomas Finklea. Return Book 1, page 127.Account Current with Thomas Finklea, Administrator 29 May 1806 through 8 January 1807. Widows Account.Account Current with Samuel Thompson, Admr. 1807 and 1808.Paid: Elish Woodard, John D. Weathersnon, William Sinkler, Robert Haile, Thomas Collans, James Jackson, Richard Godfrey, John Gibson, Saml Cooper, John Thompson, Thomas Godbold, Shff., Baker Wiggans, Andrew Johnson, Thomas Garrett, Nathaniel Little, Richard Howard,Received from James Campbell and James Grier. Return Book No. 1, nage 129. 1807 -1808.Paid: Saml Gnoner, Thomas Garrett and Nathan Little. 1808 - 1810.Paid: James McRee, John Colson, Hugh Smith, James McRee, Saml. S. Scott, James Holland, Thos. Lambert, Angus Black, Edmond Hymon, William Hares and Thos. Sanders.Return Book 1, page 129. March 2, 1810 2 slaves sold by sheriff to John Gibson,Land sold to Howard and John Gibson. 2 negroes sold by sheriff to John Gibson. Tract of land sold to George Finklea and Frances Finklea. Return book 1, page 130. 1810 and 1811.Paid: Wm. Scott, James Ervin, Saml S. Scott, J. Bethune, J. S. Richardson, J. Bishop, John Evans, Cyrus Spolding, James Crissy, John Calcut, Wiley Jones James Ervin, Edward Burch, Stephen Thompson and Levy Salomon. Return Book 1, page 130 and 131. 1811 - 1813.Paid: Jane Gregory, Jas. Finklea, Sagil. Bryant, Nathan Jones, Wm. Cook and Isaac Thompson. Paid: Asa Yarborough, Edmon Hyman and Saml. Mumford. March 23, 1813. Balance of sale of Mars Bluff lands. Return Book 1, pag3 131. James Keeffes note. Feby 18, 1813.Receipt. 1813-1815.To Mary, his widow - boarding and clothing two children $25.00 each. Return Book 1, page 132.

27 May 1806
Marion County, South Carolina

An inventory and appraisal of personal property was made on May 27, 1806 and the total appraisal included by name 12 slaves valued at $4,170 (Note -- only 10 slaves are indicated in the appraisal given above)

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Mary Ann Holland

Father was James Holland

Mother was Mary Ann ????

Married about 1792

8 May 1822
Marion District, South Carolina.

Mary Finklea sold to George W. Finklea for $100 dollars “all that plantation or tract of land containing 100 acres originally granted to William White, dated 11 January 1773 and by said White and of sale dated 13 October 1773 to James Holland and by Jame’s wife Mary Ann Holland to Charles Finklea dated 2 February 1793.Signed by Mary (X) Finklea.

12 February 1836
Bill for Partition and Account

Note -- Mary Ann Holland was the sister of James Holland and James and Sameul Finklea were the children of one of Mary Ann's children.

Orators John Gibson and Joseph Holland and Rebecca Holland show that James Holland on 18 September 1815 made a will and died.He gave sundry legacies to James Finklea and Samuel Finklea; to Richardson Hutson, Joseph and Rebecca Holland, Sarah Rebecca and Joseph Hutson; and leaving all the balance of personal and real estate to Susannah, his wife, a tract of land on west side of Peedee River near Mars Bluff containing about 400 acres bordering John Gibson’s lands lately belonging to the estate of John Gibson, etc.

After death of James Holland, Susannah Holland married Asa Hinds.Susannah died 1835, leaving real estate in possession of Asa Hinds.Rebecca Hutson, Sarah Hutson, and Joseph Hutson reside out of the limits of South Carolina.

Will of James Holland:
wife Susannah Holland
my brother John Holland’s children
Sarah Hutson, Mariah Hutson, and Joseph Hutson
my grand nephews James Finklea and Samuel Finklea
my friend Richard Hudson
Executors: wife Susannah, John Gregg, and Richard Hudson.18 September 1815.Proved 3 February 1817

Notes on copy of will:Hutson’s children in Alabama.John Gibson and Asa Hinds own the share of Joseph and Rebecca.Susannah Holland died September 1835.Joseph Holand sold his share to Asa Hinds; Rebecca to John Gibson.

Children

 

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George W. Finklea

Born about 1795

Married Clovey A. ????

Was living in Decatur, Georgia in 1834 when he sold land to John Gibson on 5 February 1834

8 May 1822
Marion District, South Carolina.

Mary Finklea sold to George W. Finklea for $100 dollars “all that plantation or tract of land containing 100 acres originally granted to William White, dated 11 January 1773 and by said White and of sale dated 13 October 1773 to James Holland and by Jame’ s wife Mary Ann Holland to Charles Finklea dated 2 February 1793.Signed by Mary Finklea.

 

2

Frances Finklea

Born about 1795

Married ???? Rice and then ???? Hampton

 

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Thomas Finklea

18 April 1806
Marion County, South CarolinaMicrofilm Roll # 259

Thomas Finklea made suit for letters of Administration of Charles Finklea of Pee Dee, decd, 18 April 1806, Certified by D. Brown.
Administration Bond dated 25 April 1806
Bondsmen: Thomas Finklea, Alexander Gregg, Jr. and Samuel Thompson
Witness: Samuel S. Savage, Bond Book A, page 175
Warrant of Appraisement dated 25 April 1806
Appraisers: Samuel Thompson, Alexander. Gregg, Jr., John Gibson, Alexanderr Gregg, Sr. Sworn 27 May 1806 before Robert Gregg, J. P.
Appraisement 27 May 1806.Negroes: 10

20 May 1806
Marion County Deed Book C, Page 267

By request of Thomas Finklea and Elizabeth Finklea (see 14134, Thomas Finklea), now known by the name of Elizabeth Smith, we Robert Gregg and Alexander Gregg in obedience trust examined the matter in dispute.Where as the said Thomas Finklea had sold a certain negro slave named Toney to Charles Finklea for five hundred dollars and took a bond from the said Charles Finklea for the payment of the same and it being discovered by Thomas Finklea that the said Elizabeth Finklea had a deed of gift of the said negro, Toney, made over to herself and children: Frances, Elizabeth, Amelia, and Martha by her husband Thomas Finklea, Sr. and the said Elizabeth Finklea produced to us the said deed of gift and the said bond that Charles Finklea had given and she also confessed that it was given to her for the negro, Toney, mentioned in the deed of gift, also the negro, Toney, was seven months possession of the said Charles Finklea on his estate.Therefore, after mature deliberation we recommend to the said parties that Thomas Finklea to give up the said negro, Toney, and the sale and to pay the said Elizabeth Finklea, now known by the name of Elizabeth Smith, thirty five dollars next March for the labour of the said negro seven month also for the said Elizabeth Finklea to give up the said bond of five hundred dollars to the said Thomas Finklea and to drop her intention of suing for the bond as it appears so plain to be a fraudulent sale in our opinion as the gift of the negro was not to her alone but to her children also. Given under our hands this 20th day of May 1806.

1 May 1806

Thomas Finklea filed to leave Liberty County, South Carolina and transfer administration of his father's estate to Samuel Thompson

21 May 1806

Received of the within award by a receipt from Thomas Finklea, nineteen dollars and seven cents which I had received of Mr. Charles Finklea, October 19, 1805 and was to be credited on a certain bond of that date and was neglected by me. Signed by Elizabeth Smith.

19 September 1809
Marion County Deed Book E, Page 77

Know by all men by these present that, I, Thomas Fincklea of the state and district aforesaid do and hath made constituted and appointed my wife Naomi Fincklea a free dealer and sole trader in all things for herself to contract in her own name to her and ***** to all for herself without control.**** the said Thomas Fincklea in all things as the law of the state hath provided and I do hereby by these present renounce and forever **** myself of all and singular the right title **** and claims to any part or parcel of property that May or shall be acquired by the industry and **** of the said Naomi Fincklea and that I do forever divest myself of all privilege or privileges for any contract bargain or sale that she the said Naomi May make or property she May acquire.To have and to hold to her sole and separate use and **** forever **** property she May acquire by her **** and industry **** forever from me the said Naomi Finklea of any claim or claims made by me. Set my hand and sealed the 19 September 1809 and in the sovereignty and independence of the United States of America the 34th year.Signed: Thomas Fincklea.

This is to certify to all whom it May concern that Thomas Fincklea came before me this day and voluntarily and of his own free will and accord did acknowledge that he rid and relinquished all rights, title and claims to all property of whatsoever kind that hereafter May be acquired by the care, industry, and **** of his wife Naomi Fincklea and that he had appointed and does appoint her the said Naomi his wife a free trader and free dealer to act for herself and in her own name. **** and to act in all **** the said Naomi was **** and that the said Thomas, utterly **** and divest himself from the **** if any part of such property that May be acquired as aforesaid or from the profits arising thereupon **** she the said Naomi May **** to grant.Signed:Thomas Fincklea, 19 September 1809.

   

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Naomi (Noomy) Thompson

Father was Samuel Thompson

27 May 1818
Marion County Probate Records

The will of Stephen Thompson shows that he bequeath to his sister Mary Finklea, $100 a year for four years should she live so long; to his sister Nancy (Noomy, Noimi) Finklea $1.00; to his brother-in-law Thomas Finklea $1.00 to be discounted out of an execution Stephen Thompson has against him; to brother John Thompson $1.00; to brother Isaac Thompson the choice of the young horses; to brother-in-law David Jammerson and his heirs who live in the state of Georgia $1.00; to his niece Mary Ann Thompson a negro girl Hannah; to his nephew Samuel Griffith Thompson the child my negro woman Sarah is pregnant with, should the child be born and lives; to my brother Samuel Thompson, my negro woman named Sarah and the whole of property real and personal not bequeathed above. Nominate and appoint my brother Samuel Thompson executor.Processed by Joseph A. Jolly, 6 July 1818. Appraisement, 18 July 1818 -- 7 negroes, Book C, page 120.

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