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Jeptha Medford

b. early-mid 1700s
m.
d. after 1810 likely in Montgomery, Co., NC


The first place we see Jeptha MEDFORD is in the1759-1760 Company muster roll of Captain Alexander MCINTOSH when he served in the Cherokee Expedition to Fort Prince George in Georgia. The men on this muster roll were found to be from the Florence/Dillon/Marion region of South Carolina.

By 1771 Jeptha MEDFORD, John MEDFORD and George MORGAN witnessed a deed of sale from William MORGAN to Ewell WATKINS in what is now Moore County which was created out of Cumberland in 1784.  A Joseph MORGAN of South Carolina was part of the deed as well.
  There is an abstract of this transaction in vol. II of "Cumberland County Deeds," from Deed Book 4, #361. A Jeptha MEDFORD appears in Moore/or Montgomery Co. -- next door west --County records for a while longer and there are extant deeds in Moore County between 1790 and 1810 that list property held by a "John Morgan MEDFORD."
(reference: Brett Morgan on Morgan Genforum)

 Jan. 2, 1797 Jeptha MEDFORD enters 100 acres on the W. side of Mill Creek bordering: Lewis SOWELL and Murdoch BETHUNE.  July of the same year a Benjamin BRITT (who had a son named Jeptha) entered 100 acres, both sides of Mill creek, next to John Morgan Medford.

We know so little about Jeptha, yet he had at least 6 sons (possibly 7 if John is his son) that were born between just before 1774 and 1794.  It doesn't take a genius to figure that these 6 unidentified MEDFORD males show up at some point.

Children


[source: census records]

Male MEDFORD
b. before 1774
m. 
d.
Spouse(s)

Male MEDFORD
b. bet 1774-1790
m. 
d.
Spouse(s)

Male MEDFORD
b. bet 1774-1790
m. 
d.
Spouse(s)

Male MEDFORD
b. bet 1774-1790
m. 
d.
Spouse(s)

Male MEDFORD
b. bet 1784-1790
m. 
d.
Spouse(s)

Male MEDFORD
b. bet 1790-1794
m. 
d.
Spouse(s)

5 Daughters


Records



1759-1760 Jeptha Medford is listed on the Company muster roll of Captain Alexander Mcintosh where he served in the Cherokee Expedition to Fort Price George in Georgia. The men on this muster roll were found to be from the Florence/Dillon/Marion region of South Carolina. (reference: OLD DARLINGTON DISTRICT FLAG, Volume 7, No. 1, Winter 1995...)

By 1771 Jeptha Medford, John Medford and George Morgan witnessed a deed of sale from William Morgan to Ewell Watkins in what is now Moore County which was created out of Cumberland in 1784.  A Joseph Morgan of South Carolina was part of the deed as well.
  There is an abstract of this transaction in vol. II of "Cumberland County Deeds," from Deed Book 4, #361. A Jeptha Medford appears in Moore/or Montgomery Co. -- next door west --County records for a while longer and there are extant deeds in Moore County between 1790 and 1810 that list property held by a "John Morgan Medford."
(reference: Brett Morgan on Morgan Genforum)

1790 Duplin Co., N.C.  p. 192
 
Jeptha Medford  02 04 06   
........................
 
There are 3 entries found in Duplin Co., N.C. for Jeptha Medford:
 
July 1794 Jeptha Medford overseer of a road
April 1795 Jeptha Medford proves a deed
1796  Jesse Medford wit. a deed   (corruption of Jeptha?)
 
No Medford Wills in Duplin Co.
No Medford's 3 Vols. Sampson-Duplin Co. deeds
No Medford's found in Duplin Cemetery Records
[courtesy of Temple Simmons]

Moore Co., N.C. Land Entries:  (formed 1784 Cumberland Co., N.C.) Page 23
 
1828  (95).  Jan. 2, 1797 Japtha(sic) Medford enters 100 acres on the W. side of Mill Creek; border: Lewis Sowell and Murdoch Bethune. Issued.

 


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