Section V  Massey Excursi One Maryland Massey Family by George Langford, Jr. 1901-1996
©Cullen G. Langford and George Langford, III, 2010


Massey Excursus: Blackwood

Note: This excursus was not completed by Father; however, because of the redundancies, enough is present to see the process by which he prepared the Excurses for Langford On Massey.  The source records were intended to be linked in the Source Correlations section, but none of those records are present in the remaining three-ring binders; look for them in the Rowan County Public Library, Salisbury, North Carolina, where Father deposited his Holmes, Patrick & Blackwood genealogical notes.

Date
William Blackwood
Source
c.1720
Birth

1770
Death: Will, 1770, in Orange County, North Carolina; Probated 8 Oct.1772.
22; 19; 21
...
Marriage: in Ireland, to Elizabeth (Betsy) __________.
21

Children:
BNo.

Source

James Blackwood, located some miles below Chapel Hill. 21

John Blackwood, moved away.
21
+
William Blackwood II, m. Margaret King & lived in New Hope, Orange Co., N.C.
21; 23

Martha Blackwood, m. Charles Johnston.
21

Mary Blackwood, m. John Craig.
21

Peggy Blackwood, m. Joseph Kirkland.
21

Annie Blackwood, m. _______ Morrow, of Hawfields.
21

Jennie Blackwood, m. _______ Allen, of Hawfields.
21

[daughter] Blackwood


1755
Taxed in New Hope, Orange Co., N.C.: 3 white, no black.
19
8 Oct.1772
Orange Co., N.C.: Will Probated:
Relationship
Person
Venture
Person
wife
Elizabeth (Betsy)
m. in Ireland
William Blackwood
son
James
...
...
son
John
moved away
...
son
William
married
Margaret King
daughter
Martha
married
Charles Johnston
daughter Mary
married John Craig
daughter Jennet (Jennie)
married ____ Allen
daughter Ann (Annie)
married _____ Morrow
daughter Peggy
married Joseph Kirkland




witness Alex Mebane


witness William Tate


witness Mary Sample


22; 19
...
Petition, in Orange Co.: with John Blackwood to pardon the outlawed John Fruit.
22
1779
Orange Co., N.C.: Estate taxed on £2,654.12.0 22




John Blackwood

c.1745
Birth

29 Aug.1809
Death: Will; in Rowan Co., N.C.
18
...
Marriage: ?


Children:
BNo.

Source

Richard Blackwood; 1800 Rowan Co., N.C. Census.
19; 2

James Blackwood


Benjamin Blackwood: in 1820 sells tract in Hunting Creek witnessed by John Blackwood.
21

Isaac Blackwood; in 1800 Rowan Co., N.C. Census; Orange Co. witness 1795.
19; 22; 2
+
Susannna Blackwood, m.1793, John Holmes; bondsman, Isaac Blackwood.
1

Nancy Blackwood, m.1808, Thomas Whitaker.


Rebecca Blackwood, m.1799, Martin Speaks


8 Oct.1772
Mentioned in Will of father, William Blackwood, in Orange Co., N.C. as having "moved away."
22; 21; 19
1779
Orange Co., N.C. Tax List: worth £400, with Wm. Blackwood & James Blackwood.
22; 46
1784
Taxed on 200 acres in Rowan Co., N.C. in District of Capt. Graham.
19
23 Jul.1785
By assignment from John Erwin
?
25 Oct.1786
State grants 200 acres on Fish Pott Branch in Rowan Co., N.C. next to John Hutson, John Hodgson & James Irwin.
18; 24; 44
25 Oct.1786
On Hunting Creek, Rowan Co., N.C. next to John Irwin & Thomas Prather.
24
1787
Taxed in Rowan Co., N.C.: One white M. 21-60; 4 M. under 21, 7 F.; District of Capt. Campbell.
19
1790
Rowan Co., N.C. Census: Two M. over 16; 3 M. under 16, 6 F., no slaves;  next to Robert Holmes & William Patrick. 1; 23
May 1798
John Blackwood on a Rowan Co. N.C. Venire with John Hudson & Jms. Pinchback.
44
1800 Rowan Co. & Iredell Co., N.C. Census: John Blackwood not found. ...
no date
Petition, in Orange Co.: with William Blackwood to pardon the outlawed John Fruit. 22
29 Aug.1809
Rowan Co., N.C. John Blackwood's Will probated:
Sons:
Property disposition:
Richard Blackwood
James Blackwood
Benjamin Blackwood
200 acres, equally divided.
 Son: Isaac Blackwood, deceased, has children:
Nancy
Patsy
Elizabeth
Mary
Benjamin
Daughters:
Susy, wife of
John Holmes
Nancy, wife of
Thomas Whitaker
Rebecca, wife of
Martin Speaks
Beloved Grandson" Thomas Holmes
Executor:
Richard Leach
Witness:
Patrick Twomey
Sarah Leach
18




Susanna Blackwood (John)

c.1775
Birth

2 Jul.1796
Death
H-148
9 Dec.1793
Marriage: in Rowan Co., N.C.: John Holmes, b.15 Jan.1765.  Surety: Isaac Blackwood; Witnesses: John Pinchback & Lydia Pinchback.
1
19 Mar.1795
Son, Thomas Holmes, born
H-147
29 Aug.1809
Mentioned as Susy Holmes in Will of father, John Blackwood; son Thomas Holmes, mentioned in John Blackwood Will as "beloved grandson."
18

Date
Source Correlations (B = Blackwood; H = Holmes; P = Patrick)
Page
1784
Rowan Co., N.C.: Historical Records:
John Blackwood taxed on 200 acres in Capt. Graham's District
B-19
25 Oct.1786
Rowan Co., N.C.: Deeds, Book 25, p.136:
John Blackwood a neighbor on Hunting Creek of John Irwin & Thomas Prather.
B-24
1787
Rowan Co., N.C.: Historical Records:
John Blackwood taxed in Capt. Campbell's District: One white M. 21-60; 4 white M. under 21; 7 F.
B-19
1790
Rowan Co., N.C. Census:
John Blackwood; Two M. over 16, 3 M. under 16; 6 F.; no slaves.
B-23; H-174
1790
St. Thomas District Census:
James Blackwood: One white Poll; 200 acres.
B-23
1790
St. Thomas District Census:
Wm. Blackwood: One white Poll; 150 acres.
B-23
8 Feb.1790
or 1799
Rowan Co., N.C.: Marriages:
Rebecah Blackwood m. Martin Speaks; signed: William Brien.
B-24
1798
Rowan Co., N.C.: Historical Records:
Isaac Blackwood taxed in Capt. Neelie's District: One white; 200 acres.
B-19
1810
Rowan Co., N.C. Census:
John Blackwoode [pencilled: Franklin & 2nd Creek over [near ?]] One M.16-26; 1 F. 16-26; no slaves
B-20
1810
Rowan Co., N.C. Census:
Robert Blackwoode [pencilled: Town of Salisbury] One M.26-45; 1 F. 26-45; 1 M. under 10.
B-20
24 May 1815
Rowan Co., N.C.: Deeds, Book 25, p.514:
John Blackwood in 1827 proves sale of neighbors Ford Dejarnett & Betsey Jinkins on Hunting Creek next Thomas Been & old schoolhouse & George Brandon.  Witness: John Powell & R. Powell.
B-24
21 Feb.1821
Rowan Co., N.C.: Deeds, Book 25, p.659:
John Blackwood a neighbor on north bank of Hunting Creek next to John Taylor & wife Elizabeth & Nathaniel Combe & John Erwin & Thomas Coles & Joseph Jacobs & William Stephens & Joseph Jones & Joseph Beal.
B-24
13 Apr.1821
Rowan Co., N.C.: Deeds, Book 27, p.213:
Benjamin Blackwood sells to Abia Hodson a tract on Hunting Creek granted to John Blackwood decd. & willed to Benjamin Blackwood.  Witness: Dozol Hodgson & Anson Hodgson.  Proven: Jno. Giles.
B-21
1 Dec.1821
Rowan Co., N.C.: Deeds, Book 26, p.830:
John Blackwood a neighbor on Hunting Creek next John Smith & Beal Ijams & John Taylor & Betsey Hilphin & Armia Ijams & Garland Anderson.  Proven 1822.
B-20
7 Nov.1830
John Blackwood signs at marriage of Wiliam Cole to Elizabeth Smith.
B-24
30 May 1833
Rowan Co., N.C.: Deeds, Book 32, p.49:
John J. Blackwood of Salisbury holds mortgage of negro Meshack by Wm. H. Hackett, who owed debt to Sam'l Lemley.  Priven: Jno. Giles.
B-21
23 Feb.1836
Rowan Co., N.C.: Deeds, Book 32, p.247:
John J. Blackwood as a Trustee of Elijah P. Mitchell buys one cotton gin in possession of Jacob Coldiron of Lexington, N.C., and another in possession of Andrew Gardener in Lincolnton, N.C.; as owner of Samuel Lemly & Son.
B-20



25 Oct.1786
Rowan Co., N.C.: Deeds, Book 11, p.140:
John Blackwood gets State Grant #1399 for 200 acres on Fish Pott Branch next to John Hodgson & James Irwin.
B-18; P-56
9 Dec.1793
Rowan Co., N.C.: Marriages:
Susannah Blackwood m. John Holmes; Bondsman: Isaac Blackwood; Witness: John Pinchback & Lydia Pinchback.
B-19; B-1
8 Feb.1790 or 1799
Rowan Co., N.C.: Marriages:
Rebeccah Blackwood m. Martin Speaks.  Signed: William Bruon.
B-18
2 Nov.1798
Rowan Co., N.C.: Marriages:
Elizabeth Blackwood m.William Taylor.  Signed: Benjamin Trott.
B-18
1800
Rowan Co., N.C. Census:
Richard Blackwood: One M. 45 up; 1 M.16-26; 1 M. under 10; 1 F. 16-26.
B-19; B-2; B-1
1800
Rowan Co., N.C. Census:
Isaac Blackwood: One M. 26-45; 1 M. under 10; 1 F. 16-26
B-19; B-2; B-1; H-204
1800
Iredell Co., N.C. Census:
Richard Blackwood: One M. 16-26; 1 M. under 10; 1 F. 45 up; 1 F. 16-26.
H-197; B-3
9 Jan.1808
Rowan Co., N.C.: Marriages:
Anney Blackwood m. Thomies Whitaker.  Signed: Beal Ijams.
B-18
29 Aug.1809
Rowan Co., N.C.:Wills, Book G, p.542:
John Blackwood Will made:
Sons:
Property disposition:
Richard Blackwood
James Blackwood
Benjamin Blackwood
200 acres, equally divided.
Son: Isaac Blackwood, deceased:
Children:
Property disposition:
Nancy Whitmore
Patsy Blackwood
Elizabeth Blackwood
Mary Blackwood
Benjamin Blackwood
As much of property as will make them equal to Rebecca Speaks - considered to be $38.
Daughters:

Property disposition:
Susy Holmes
$35.00
Nancy Whitaker
$23.00
Rebecca Speaks
$38.00
Grandson:
Thomas Holmes
$15.or a colt; "beloved Grandson."
Executor:
Richard Leach, "truly friend."
Witness:
Patrick Twomey
Sarah Leach
B-18
5 Jun.1812
Rowan Co., N.C.: Marriages:
Mary Blackwood m.Pleasant Oliver.  Signed: Jesse Whitaker.
B-18
13 Jan.1820
Rowan Co., N.C.: Deeds, Book 25, p.656:
John Blackwood & Benjamin Blackwood neighbors  Wm. Ward & wife Elizabeth & Thomas Stallings & wife Ann & Jeremiah Patrick & Abia Holston.
B-18; P-54
1830
Rowan Co., N.C. Census:
Joseph Blackwood & widow Todd: One M. 20-30; 1 M.15-20; 1 F. 60-70; 2 F. 20-30; 16 Slaves.
B-1; P-15


John Blackwood: Orange County vs. Rowan County Records in North Carolina
Orange County Rowan County
Date
John Blackwood
Source
1779
Taxed on £400. valuation.
30
1780
Taxed £9.1.6 on £362.10.1 value.
33
1781
Taxed on £302.1.6 valuation: 13 cows, 3 horses, no acreage.
33
1782
Taxed on £41.1.0 valuation: 14 cows, 4 horses, no acreage. 33
26 Nov.1782
Ona road-building crew overseered by John Barbee.
31
Nov.1782
On an Orange County Grand Jury.
28
1783
Appointed Overseer of roads in room of John Barbee.
28
Feb.1784
Records a Deed [not land] to Joseph Kirkland.
28
24 May 1784
Court orders Solomon Gamadge bound to John Blackwood until 21 years of age.
28
2 Mar.1785
J.B. & Jones Kendrick file suit against Wm. King.  James Holmes on jury.
28; 39
1785
Taxed on 0ne white poll, no black polls, no acreage.
33
23 Aug.1785
John Hart Overseer or road in room of J.B. from Mark Patterson's to Hillsboro.
28
25 May 1786
On a jury in two cases:
M. Patterson vs. Rob Campbell.
Sate of North Carolina vs. Jacob Richards.

1786
Taxed on one white, no blacks, no land.
33
Aug.1786
On a jury.
39

Date
John Blackwood
Source













































...
Tract next to John Hutson
41
...
John Irwin assigned this Warrant to J.B.
41
...
Chain bearers: John Irwin & Lawrence Owens.
41
25 Oct.1786
State of North Carolina Grant #1399 for 200 acres on Fish Pott Branch to J.B.; next to John Hodgson & James Irwin.
18; 41
25 Oct.1786 State of North Carolina Grant #1412 for 119 acres onHunting Creek to John Irwin; next to J.B. & Thorne Prasther.
24
1787
Taxed in Capt. Campbell's District: one white M. 21-60; 4 M. uner 21; 7 F.
19
1790
Head of Family in Census: two M. over 16; 3 M. under 16; 6 F.; no slaves.
23
1800
[not found in Rowan County Census]

29 Aug.1809
Will probated in Rowan County:
Sons:
Property disposition:
Richard Blackwood
James Blackwood
Benjamin Blackwood
200 acres, equally divided.
Son: Isaac Blackwood, deceased:
Children:
Property disposition:
Nancy Whitmore
Patsy Blackwood
Elizabeth Blackwood
Mary Blackwood
Benjamin Blackwood
As much of property as will make them equal to Rebecca Speaks - considered to be $38.
Daughters:

Property disposition:
Susy Holmes
$35.00
Nancy Whitaker
$23.00
Rebecca Speaks
$38.00
Grandson:
Thomas Holmes
$15.or a colt; "beloved Grandson."
Executor:
Richard Leach, "truly friend."
Witness:
Patrick Twomey
Sarah Leach
18