Deceased
Deceased
(Cir 1715-Abt 1821)
GAINEY, Abraham*
(Between 1765/1774-Cir 1825)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. WOOD, Catherine*

GAINEY, Abraham* 957,5670

  • Born: Between 1765 and 1774
  • Marriage (1): WOOD, Catherine*
  • Died: Cir 1825 957

   Other names for Abraham* were GAINEY, Abram,957,5665 GAINY, Abraham,5684 GANEY, Abraham 963 and GANEY, Abram 962,5674.,5700

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  Birth Notes:

Based on ages in census records, should be born between 1765 and 1774.

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  Noted events in his life were:

1. Appearance in Document: Jury for Road, 11 May 1795, Sampson County, North Carolina, United States. Ordered that a new road be laid off and that James Westbrook, Westbrook Lee, Willis West, Francis Hill, Bartholomew Gainey, Noel Gainey, Elias Gainey, Abraham Gainey, and Joab Blackman be a Jury to lay it off. Ordered that Bartholomew Gainey, Joab Blackman, James Westbrook, Joseph Westbrook, John Gainey, Westbrook Lee, Willis West, and others work on the new road leading from the road just below Josiah Blackman's the most convenient way to the Cape Fear road between the Maple Branch and Cooper Vick's. (Sampson County Court Minutes 11 May 1795)

2. Appearance in Document: Road Crew, 9 Aug 1796, Sampson County, North Carolina, United States. The workers for a new road from Kill Peacock Swamp to the old road "near Gainey's" include Bartholomew Gainey's hands, Abraham, Elias, and Noel Gainey, all working under Bartholomew. (Sampson Co Court Minutes)

3. Property: Bought 150 acres, 22 Aug 1797, Sampson County, North Carolina, United States. 5701 Deed from Bartholomew Gainey (a "labourer") to Abram Ganey. 150 pounds for 150 acres being "part of two Certain tracts.of land.On the East side of great Cohara and On the West side of Blackmans swamp Beginning at the Run of Blackmans swamp on the Back line of said Bartholomew Gaineys New survey Running thence along a line of marked trees Marked by Noel Gainey Willis West and Willis Lee to the said Bartholomew Gaineys back line of his Oldest survey on or Near Cohara swamp thence.along said Back line to S.Smiths line as was Now Joab Blackmans line thence along the first line of Bartholomew Gaineys latest survey to the Run of Blackmans swamp to the Beginning Corner of said survey thence as the Run of Blackmans Swamp to the Beginning Corner." Wit.:Joab Blackman and Willis Lee. Written 22 August 1797. Proved 6 Feb 1798.

4. Appearance in Document: Jury, 15 May 1798, Sampson County, North Carolina, United States. There is to be a new road from Great Cohary near Bartholomew Gainey's to Black River at McCloud's Ferry. Jurors to set off road include Noel and Abraham Gainey. (Sampson Co Court Minutes)

5. Property: Bought 200 acres, 16 Feb 1799, Sampson County, North Carolina, United States. 5695 Deed from Joab Blackman to Abraham and Elias Gainey. 75 pounds for 200 acres. "On the East side of great Cahara". Deed written 16 Feb 1799, proved 1 Apr 1800.



6. Census, 1800, Sampson County, North Carolina, United States. 5684 Abraham Gainy household includes:
1 free white male 26 to 45
no others.

7. Appearance in Document: Receives Slave, 15 Nov 1809, Sampson County, North Carolina, United States. Deed of gift from William Wood Sr to Kitty and Abram Gainey for slave "Easton". (Sampson Co Court Records)

8. Appearance in Document: Court Minutes, 10 Aug 1801, Sampson County, North Carolina, United States. Ordered that Neil Gainey and Abraham Gainey (and others) be patrols in Capt. [Noel] Gainey's District. (Sampson Co Court Minutes)



9. Census, 1810, Sampson County, North Carolina, United States. 962 Abram Ganey household includes:
6 free white males 1-10
0 free white males 10-16
0 free white males 16-26
1 free white males 26-45
0 free white male 45 and older
3 free white females 1-10
0 free white females 10-16
0 free white females 16-26
1 free white females 26-45
0 free white females 45 and older
3 slaves

10. Property: Sold 500 acres, 27 Jan 1819, Sampson County, North Carolina, United States. 5697 Deed from Elias and Abraham Ganey of Sampson County to William Cox of Onslow County. $5000. Three tracts of land bearing date June 27 1757 and registered 1759, recorded in book 10 page 268 and surveyed for William Cockran, 200 acres old patent land which was conveyed to Elias and Abraham Ganey by their father Bartholemew Gainey by virtue of two deeds, first deed conveyed to Elias Ganey in 1797 containing 150 acres, second deed conveyed to Abraham Gainey by Bartholomew containing 150 acres. Two tracts of land in Sampson County containing 200 acres on the east side of Great Cohera. All together four tracks containing 500 acres. Written 27 Jan 1819. Registered 16 June 1820.



11. Census, 1820, Sampson County, North Carolina, United States. 963 Abraham Ganey household includes:

2 males under 10
5 males 10 to 16
1 male 16 to 18
0 males 16 to 26
0 males 26 to 45
1 male 45 and over
3 females under 10
1 females 10 to 16
2 females 16 to 26
1 females 26 to 45
0 females 45 and over
9 slaves



12. Appearance in Document: Purchase of Slaves, 3 Jan 1822, Sampson County, North Carolina, United States. 5670 An account of sale of Negroes belonging to the estate of Bartholomew Gainey, deceased, includes Negro child Esther sold to Abraham Gainey for $40.05, and Negro child Sampson sold to Abraham Gainey for $139.35.

13. Alt. Death, 1822. 957 Petition in 1841 says Abraham died in 1822. However, this makes some children born after his death, and makes it hard for them to be minors during Probate proceedings in 1842.



14. Probate: Administrator Bond, 9 Sep 1825, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 957 John Maxwell, John Matthews and Duncan Campbell are bound unto County Court of Cumberland for 300 pounds, dated 9 Sept 1825, for John Maxwell to be administrator of the estate of Abraham Gainey, deceased.



15. Probate: Estate Inventory Sale, 28 Oct 1825, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 957 On October 28, 1825, administrator of estate of Abraham Gainey provided an account of the articles sold at the estate sale. This inventory included the following items of interest: Lots of furniture, one rifle, one shotgun, axes, grubbing hoes, weeding hoes, grindstone, ox cart, hogs, sows, pigs, 26 geese, 16 sheep, barrels, still, slates, drawing knife, auger, bells, crosscut saw, hand saw, raw hides, horses, hundreds of bushels of corn, plows, loom, fodder.



16. Probate: Estate Inventory Sale, Dec 1825, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 957 From Abraham Gainey Estate Record File in Cumberland County, NC, images 1128 and 1129.

In December 1825, administrator of estate of Abraham Gainey provided an account of the articles sold at a second estate sale. This inventory included the following items of interest: Sows, pigs, a yoke of steers, cows, yearlings, bull, heiffers, lots of pork.

Also included "the hire of negroes for one year" followed by "negroe Daniel $36", "negroe Manson $51", and "negroe Ann $19". Also "Leah & six children for keeping of them 25 cents", and "Easter and 4 children for keeping of them 24 Dollars". All amounts were paid by Widdow Gainey.

17. Property: Deed identifies heirs of Abraham Gainey, 13 Sep 1832, Sampson County, North Carolina, United States. 958 Deed from Loyed West and Edney West, wife of Sampson County and Cullin Gainey, Haywood Gainey, Elias Gainey, Wiley Gainey, Noel Gainey, Penington Gainey, and also Kitty Gainey, Guardian for the minor heirs of Abraham Gainey deceased viz. Kitty Gainey Junr, Pheby Gainey, Jennet Gainey, Holly Gainey, John Lewis Gainey, William Henry Gainey and Ashford Gainey of Cumberland County, all of the one part, to Willis West of Sampson County of the other part. $245.50. Four tracts of land in Sampson County. First tract is 100 acres on both sides of Little Coharie. Second tract is 50 acres on East side of Little Cohara. Third tract is 42 1/2 acres. Fourth tract is 50 acres on West side of Little Coharie. Written 13 Sept 1832. Registered 6 April 1833.

18. Probate: Request for Division of Lands, Dec 1841, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 957 In December Term 1841, Haywood Gainey petitioned the Cumberland County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions to have the lands of Abraham Gainey divided and allotted to the heirs.

The petition states that Abram Gainey died during 1822 without a will, and having 14 children and heirs: Haywood Gainey, Cullen Gainey, Elias Gainey, Wiley Gainey, Noel Gainey, Holly Gainey, John Souele Gainey, Wm Henry Gainey, Ashford Gainey, Phoebe Gainey, Edney wife of Loyd West, Cady wife of Archd Andrews, Henrietta wife of Raiford Autry, and Jennet wife of John Gady.

The petition says that Abram had about a thousand acres in Cumberland County on the waters of Black River and Great Creek and a hundred acres situated on Little Creek.

The petition also states that John Souele, Wm Henry, and Ashford are minors and that the widow of Abram Gainey, Cady Gainey, has been acting as guardian.



19. Probate: Division of Lands, 19 Aug 1842, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 957 From Abraham Gainey Estate Record File in Cumberland County, NC, images 1113 and 1114:

In Obediance to an order from the Court of Pleas and Quarter in June 1842 Term, the estates of Abram Gainey, deceased, were divided equally between his heirs at law, identified as Haywood Gainey, Cullen Gainey, Elias Gainey, Wiley Gainey, Noel Gainey, Holly Gainey, John S. Gainey, William H. Gainey, Ashford Gainey, Pheby Gainey, Edney wife of Loyd West, Caty wife of Archibald Andrews, Henrietta wife of Raiford Autry, and Jennet wife of John Gaddie. Submitted 19 August 1842.

Lot 1 20 acres, including the mansion house, to Caty Andrews.
Lot 2 24 acres to Willy Gainey.
Lot 3 25 acres to Haywood Gainey.
Lot 4 31 acres to Noel Gainey.
Lot 5 25 acres to Jennett Gaddie.
Lot 6 28 acres to William H. Gainey.
Lot 7 110 acres to Pheby Gainey.
Lot 8 220 acres to Henrietta Autrey.
Lot 9 31 acres to Edney West.
Lot 10 59 acres to Cullen Gainey.
Lot 11 52 acres to Holly Gainey.
Lot 12 108 acres to John S. Gainey.
Lot 13 100 acres to Elias Gainey.
Lot 14 100 acres to Ashford Gainey.

[Note no mention of wife Catherine, although she is still living]


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Abraham* married Catherine* WOOD, daughter of William* WOOD and Elizabeth* UNKNOWN. (Catherine* WOOD was born circa 1783 in North Carolina, United States 5702 and died after 1850.)




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