Petition from inhabitants of Orange County concerning county boundaries
Tryor, John; Et Al.
Volume 09, Pages 89-90
Note: Undated petition but appearing in records for 1771.
To His Excellency Josiah Martin Esqr. Capt General, Governor in and over the Province of North Carolina the Honourable Council Mr Speaker & Gent of the House of Burgesses
The Humble Petition of the inhabitance of the north part of Orange County Humble Sheweth
That whereas by the large Extent of Said County it renders it very Burdensom to Attend General Musters & Courts &C we pray that A Line begining where Granville County line Corners on the Virgina line thence running South on Granville line Twenty five miles & there Corner thence west to Guilford line thence North Along Said Guilford to the Virga line Thence East Along the Virgina line to the Beginning & your Petitioners as in duty bound shall ever pray &c
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Note: Although there is no definitive proof that this person was Isaac, son of William Reeves of Granville County, there are no other individuals documented as living in this area at that time named Isaac Reeves and it is reasonable to believe that they are the same person.