I looked at two boxes at the Archives: "DUPLIN COUNTY ESTATES RECORDS, NO DATE, 1752-1930 Jackson - James, Nicanor C.R.035.508.43" and "DUPLIN COUNTY ESTATES RECORDS, NO DATE, 1752-1930 JAMES, RICHARD - JERNAGAN, ELIZABETH C.R.035.508.44" The folders are James, Barbara 1860 James, D.H. 1910 James, David 1891 James, Grizzeal 1817 James, Isaac 1855 James, Isaac 1891 James, J.L. ca.1907 James, Jacob 1911 James, James 1798 James, John 1916 James, John J. 1855 James, Mary 1831 James, Nicanor 1848 James, Richard n.d. James, Richard 1756 James, Robert 1915 James, Sena 1891 James, Thomas 1797 I looked thru the folders up to 1831 and find Thomas James 1797 to be the best match as husband of Elizabeth James. She was administrator, bought the most from the estate sale. They had five daughters. There were lots of papers in the folder. Several papers concern the division of slaves among the widow and children. I donít think I saw any paper describing land. Thomas Kenan and Daniel Love Kenan were among the guardians of the children. One paper was expense list and I see two payments to Sam West but not clear what for. When I saw the Kenan name, I decided to check the Kenan family book as I am already familar with it. Sure enough there is a page discussing Thomas James and his wife Elizabeth Hinton. No mention of West tho. Daniel Love Kenan ended up marrying two of the James daughters. Elizabeth Hinton first married a Rand, then as a widow married Thomas James.
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