Flat River Plats

OrangeCo FlatPlat

8 Comments on “Flat River Plats”

  1. Stuart Parrish says:

    On the Flat River Plat drawing is an ancestor of yours, presumably, William McFarland . Adjacent smaller parcel on either side of the Flat is Ansil Parrish both given dates of 1780. I have been researching Ansil . He is a. 5x Great Grandfather. He transferred title to a son before moving to Georgia. There is still a William McFarland farm on Moors Mill Road. Beautiful place. Thank you for sharing this. . I will note your site and should I ever discover anything I think may be of interest to you will promptly share in return. Stuart Lee Parrish


    • Susan Kromer Hunt says:

      Can you tell me if there is a John Hunt or more than one John Hunt in the area you mentioned.
      Thanks Susan


      • Stuart Parrish says:

        Susan, I only now saw your comment. I was on the Flat River yesterday and will gladly keep you posted if I should encounter a John Hunt in local research. I wonder if there is a way to enable notifications about comments in this thread? If you have admin on this site, I will gladly reply to email including more info, such as any bio. stats of the John Hu nt you are interested in, DOB,etc.


  2. Deason Hunt says:

    Stuart. This is a WordPress.com engine. I have looked and can’t find any setting that would get the notification to you. If you are WordPress-experienced and know of such a setting, I would appreciate hearing about it.


  3. Stuart Parrish says:

    My wife and I found a property for sale on Flat River close enough to the old Parrish lands to be of interest, and we ended up buying it. I will keep my antennae out for anything, as I hope visiting often, I may get to know or at least converse with some older members of the community there. The farm house next to us was occupied into the 2000s by a distant cousin I didn’t know I had. This part of the area where Durham and Person Cos meet now, once part of Orange Co, North District, has remained agricultural, largely undeveloped, but a boom is in progress, and this could all change very quickly. Somewhere on land now owned by NC State Forestry my great grandfather, David Nelson Parrish was buried, but some &%#s have robbed at least one Confederate grave for the uniform the dead was buried in. I fear the worst , as I cannot find the family cemetery even with the GPS data from a 1980s survey. I was at nearby David M Rubenstein rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke doing research today.Ne er know what you might turn up or when, so long as you keep looking.


  4. Patti Hobbs says:

    I’m very interested in this map. Did you construct it from original patents or is there a already constructed map showing these land plats? I descend from a Henry Dukes who married in Orange County, NC, in 1802 and moved to Jefferson County, Tennessee. On one very large autosomal DNA segment I share with another descendant through a different son of Henry, I share a large segment with a Uriah Hunt descendant. Uriah Hunt is found in Muhlenberg County, KY in 1850 very near Dukes men. Two other people matching on this segment descend from Benjamin Dukes, born in 1769 supposedly in Warren County. From this map, I see a Scarlett family. One of Henry Dukes’s daughters married a Scarlett. Thank you for all your work on this. But I would like to know if there is more platted for the area or if this is your own work and is all there is.


  5. Deason Hunt says:

    These maps I shared here are are from a map found in the Dallas (TX) Public Library by a third party and shared with another researcher who shared it with me. “It shows the original land grants in plats with the names of who owned them.” I assume it is the same one referenced by you. It’s a wonderful resource. I don’t know who made the map or when.


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