Established in 1779 from Dobbs County. A few early court records are missing; reason unknown.
Amount of Sails of the estate of Wm Sasser Esq. Dec'd Oct Court 1782
Wayne County 30th Jany 1787
This day Edith Wise came before me one of the Justices of Peace for said County and made oath that the within Acct as it now stands ... is just and true.
Rich. McKinne JP
The Guardians of the orphans of Wm Sasser dec'd
Account the orphans of Wm Sasser dec'd w Josiah Wise Guardian
The Orphans of William Sasser dec'd
Jany 30 1787
To Josiah Wise Acct. for Schooling, Boarding and clothing the said orphans and keeping of supporting two little Negroes of his Acct rendered
Balance due the orphans 29.17.11 Feby 1785
By three of 2 Negroes named Tom and Sampson one years
Bhdo of 2do named Abram and Amy do
By one year interest of the above sum of ...
Feb 1785 BY three of 2 negroes names Tom and Sampson
By do of 2 do named Abram and Davy
By do of Negro girl Amy
April 1787 By 18 months interest on
... 3 being the orphans part of the ballance in the acct. current
Anne Sassers part:
1 Negroe Girl named Jinny valued to ...
1 do Man do Sampso do ...
1 do Boy do Abram do ...
Balance due her in the hand of the Administrator
And that we have delivered James and Anne Sassers part of said Division except what is now in the hands of the Administrator to Richard McKinne Esq Guardian to said Orphans and Have hired Sarah Sassers Negroes from this present date till April Court for the Sum of Four pounds twelve Shillings .. pence
30 Jan 1787
A division of the orphans of Wm Sasser
Acct current of the Estate of Wm Sasser dec'd with the Administrator
In obedience to an order of Court to us directed we have proceeded to settle the Acct current of the estate of WIlliam Sasser deceased and find a blanace of one hundred and ninety pounds Eleven Shillings and eleven pence due the Estate.
Sheriff of Wayne ... commanded to take the body of Phillip Roaford let of Wayne County planter ... have him before the justices of the County Court of Pleas ... ont he second Monday of July next; then and there to answer unto Richard Caswell Esq assignee of Edith Sasser Adm. of the estate of William Sasser Deceased, of a plea of Trespass on the C... Damage Fifty pound specie
In account of sales of the estate of Wm Sasser Dec'd
Thomas C Bardbury
25 July 1817 Sheriff of Johnston - John Saunders adm of William Sasser 166 pds 10 shillings which William Hollister ... recovered against him for debt and damage. Also 515 shillings 3 pence.
William Fellows Jesse Herren
Thomas B.. Esq.
Josiah wise is constituted and appointed guardian to James Sasser, a Minor Orphan; now if the said Josiah Wisse ... improving the estate of the said Nancy Sasser that shall come into his possession for the benefit of the said Nancy Sasser until she shall arrive at full age ...
Josiah Wise Guard. Bond
Nancy Sasser Minor Jany 1790
The report of the commitee on J. Wise on the estate of Anne Sasser
... make the following report, First from the records of said Court is appears the the said Josiah Wise as appointed Guardian to the said Anne then Orphan, At Jany Court 1790 that the said Josiah Wise took into his possession two Negroes (to wit) Sampson and Abram the property of the said Anne that he hired out the said Negores but failed to keep an acct of the amt of the hire during his guardianship which from the best authority we have been able to obtain was about six years
That from the neglect of said Guardian it has not been in our power to estimate from what is concerned to be the real value of said Negroes (to wit) that Sampson ... of hire for ...