Deed from Tho. (Thomas) Aldred and Elizabeth Alred, his wife, dated 10 April 1788,
selling 144 acres, lying on both sides of Mount Pleasant Creek, to Jerimiah York;
"being part of a tract of Land said Thomas purchased of John Aldred for which to
land said John, Obtained a grant of the Earl Granville March 1756." Signed, sealed and
delivered on 2 July 1789, in the presence of John Miller and Elias Aldred. This is
why no land grant to Thomas Aldred (Alred, Allred) has been found. He bought his land
from his brother John. Jeremiah York was the son of Seymore York and Sylvania Aldridge.
He married Sarah Alred, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth. Elias Aldred was the son of
Thomas and Elizabeth, named in his father's will. Note the mark of Thomas Aldred is a
capital T, matching the mark on his Last Will and Testament, dated 8 November 1809.
Deed from Semore (Simor) York and Sylvana (Sylvania) York, dated 19 July 1788, as
Executors of the Estate of Semore York, Deceased, selling 120 acres, lying on the
East side of Sandy Creek, to Edmond Hays; "it being part of a tract of Land granted
to the said Semore York deceased by Earl Granville Dated the Fifth day of August 1750."
Signed, sealed and delivered on 28 July 1789, in the presence of Jer: York and Shubal
York. The land grant referenced in this deed is the earliest documentation of the
presence of Semore York Sr. in North Carolina. Henry York, brother of Semore York Sr.,
appears on the 1755 Tax List for Orange County (which then included what later became
Randolph County), living next door to Thomas Allred. Also listed are Semore York,
living next door to William Aldrige, and "John York & Son."
Deed from Tho. (Thomas) Aldred and Elizabeth Aldred, his wife, dated 1 September 1788,
selling 116 acres, lying on Mount Pleasant Creek, to James Aldred, their eldest son;
the land "being part of a tract of land which said Tho. Aldred purchased of John Aldred
who Obtained a Deed from the Earl Granville dated March the Fifteenth 1756." Signed,
sealed and delivered in the presence of Jerimiah York and John White. Again, note that
the mark of Thomas Aldred is a capital T, matching the mark on his Last Will and Testament.
The actual 15 March 1756 grant to John Alred was for 520 acres of land, of which he sold
half (260 acres) to his brother Thomas, retaining the rest, which in his will he divided
between his sons Joseph and Jonathan, the latter also inheriting the dwelling home.