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Halifax County, NC
John Thompson's "Exile"
As noted in the North Carolina State Records, there was a John Thompson of Halifax County, NC who was listed under that states' Confiscation Laws related to the American Revolution. In 1778, John Thompson of Halifax County deeded a great deal of property away. In the abstract which I located on this, it is indicated that this property was placed in trust for his wife Elizabeth. The abstract in which I located this record states that this was done to provide support for his family in association with his "exile". This seems to be supported by John Thompson's inclusion in the state's formal confiscation laws. Following is the information from that abstract.
From "The Deeds of Halifax County, North Carolina 1771-1786
Published by Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr. in 1989
"JOHN THOMPSON merchant of Town of Halifax to SAMUEL JOHNSON attorney "of Hayes" of Chowan Co. Apparently exiled from North Carolina, he wished to sustain his family. He granted all the following property in trust for his wife ELIZABETH. His lots in the Town of Halifax, 400 acres in Halifax Co., 600 acres in Halifax Co., 350 acres on the Tarr River in Edgecombe Co. 35 Negro slaves (individually named in the abstract). All other goods and properties.
16 Apr 1778
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