WILLIAM HILBURN SR


 

William Hilburn Sr. born abt 1738 possibly in Bucks Co PA. William married Jane, who is thought to possibly be the daughter of William Benson. It is believed that William and Jane married abt 1758 in Fredrick Co VA. William died bet 1800-1810 Newberry Co SC.

Michael Barr, uncovered information that gives a clue that William Hilburn, who first appears in public records (in 1756) as a land owner in the Frederick Co., Va. area, had connections with the Hillborns of Newtown, Penn. The information Michael discovered was in the book "Frederick County, Virginia, Settlement and Some First Families of Back Creek Valley 1730-1830" by Wilmer L. Kerns. On page 170 of this book, Michael noticed mention that Ann Lupton married Joseph Thompson on July 15, 1773.

This is important, as is shown in the descendant lists below. One of Ann [Lupton] Thompson's daughters is Jane Thompson, who married
Levi Hilburn. (The Joseph Thompson family moved to Newberry, SC with William Hilburn and a number of other Frederick Co., Va. Quakers.) However, Ann Lupton was Joseph Lupton's second wife - his first wife was Mercy Twining, who belonged to the Twinings of Newtown, Penn. Note that Joseph Lupton's marriage to Mercy Twining took place in Newtown, Penn.

The Twining and Hillborns of Newtown, Penn. were neighboring landowners, and Abigail Twining, wife of Samuel Hillborn, is a daughter of Stephen Twining, and Stephen is a brother of Mercy Twining.

Also from Michael: Davis states that William Hillborn died "without issue" - thus the implication that William died young before becoming mature. (Davis uses the term "never married" for bachelors.) However, Stephen Twining (1684-1772, the same one referred to above) in his will (proved 1774) provides for his grandson William Hillborn. Michael theorizes that most people in Newtown probably lost contact with William as would have moved away from Pennsylvania in his early 20s, hence Davis' surmise that, because of the lack of local information about William, he disappeared "without issue."

 

1758 May 29 Plat for William Hilburn: 350 acres - Saluda. Colonial Plat Vol. 7 p. 43

 

1764 Oct 25 Grant to William Hilburn: 350 acres - Palmetto Br. Royal Grants Vol 11, p. 659.

 

1765 Oct 17 & 18 Jonathan Wood and Mary his wife to John Wagner, merchant, both of Charleston, for 30lbs currency, 250 acres on Bush River, called Pimento Branch, bounding N on Hoofman and vacant land; E on vacant land; S on vacant land and on William Hilborn; W on Hams, Michael Lazarus. Before Fenwicke Bull J P and P register on Feb 5 1768 (Deed Book I-3 pg 176, Langly Vol. 1 4)

 

1769 Hilburn William Berkley Co SC 150 acres on Bush River Vol 8 Pg 522

 

1771 Aug 7 & 8 James Donovan of Charleston SC and Marian his wife to Samuel Pearson of Fredrick Co VA for 350 lb Currency, 350 acres in Berkley Co on a branch called Bush Creek called Palmetto Branch, bounding W on William Hilburn; SW on Thomas Shaw, S on Valentine Cloudy, other sides on vacant land. Witnesses: John Torrens, Thomas Green. Before John Caldwell, J P Entered in Aud Book L-11 p 32 on Aug 8 1771 by Richard Lambton, Dep. Aud. Recorded Aug 20 1771 by Henry Rugeley, Registar. ( Deed Book V-3 pg 394-400, Langly Vol 1 4)

 

Petitions for Land from South Carolina Council Journals Pg 291

1774 July 8 Wm Hilburn 100 acres Craven Co SC

 

Minutes of the County Court of Newberry Co SC 1785-1797

1787 March Court William Hillburn Juror

 

1787 June Court John Thompson Plaintiff against William Hillburn Def’t In Trespass, Assault and Battery, Dismissed at Plaintiff’s Cost for Want of Declaration.

 

1788 June Court William Hillburn Juror

Newberry County Annuals by Summer pg 348

 “ William Hilburn belonged to the Bush river Meeting—Quakers—and lived in Newberry District. He married Jane….and had Children: Levi, William, Robert, Isreal, Nathaniel, and others…Levi Hilburn died abt 1827 Newberry District. He left Widow, Jane and Children Henry, Hugh, Richard, Matilda Jay, Melinda Wright, Mahala Heget, Matura Rogers. Gr Children Hillery and Hannah Hilburn. Mrs Jane Hilburn was the daughter of Joseph Thompson. Melinda married Wright, Henry married Rachel Duncan, and  Had Children: Thomas B ( he married Nancy Wilson) Harriet, Rhilly, Reasy, Maddy, Rutha, Conrodia, and Orcathia. Henry died in 1828 and Rachel died after 1837”

 

Newberry Co SC Deed Abstracts

 

1772 Aug 24 & 25 Pg 111 D 19-22 Lease and release.Isaac Horsey and wife Mary of Second Creek in Berkley County to Samuel Lonam of same place, wheelwright for 300 SC Money, 150 acres on Second Creek in Berkley County adj land of Philip Hale, originally granted to Margaretta Bomgardenner, at that time the widow of Muller deceased, since when she has intermarried with the said Clement Bomgardener, grant dated June 2 1759. Isaac Horsey (X) (Seal), Mary Horsey (mark) (Seal), Wit John Lindsey Junr, William Hillburn (mark) Samuel Duncan. Proved by the oath of John Lindsey Junr before Samuel Cannon, J P recorded Aug 14 1798 

 

1773 Jan 8 Pg 76 D2 4-5 Lease and release. Thomas Shaw and wife Sarah of Craven County SC to George McKinny of same fore 250 SC money, 150 acres in Craven County adj William Hilburn, Nelson Dunkin, part of tract granted to said Thomas Shaw Sept 10 1765, 100 acres which is laid off to said Nelson Dunkin. Thomas Shaw (Seal) Sarah Shaw (Seal) Wit Wm Mills (M), William Hilburn, Richard Holeman, Proved in Ninety Six District by oath of William Hilburn Aug 28 1773 before Michael Dickert J PP Recorded June 16 1797

 

1779 Jan 21 & 22 Pg 76 D2 12-17 Lease and release. William Hilburn and wife Jane of Ninety Six District, farmer to George McKinny of same for 200 SC Money, 100 acres on waters of Bush River adj Mathias Elmore, Thomas Shaw, granted Sept 3 1774 to said William Hilburn. William Hilburn (Seal) Jane Hilburn (Seal) Wit William Hilburn, John Ellemon, Abner Ellemon, Proved in Newberry Court by the statement of John Ellemon May 30 1797 before Fred Nance  JP Recorded June 16 1797.

 

1785 July 28 Pg 69 A, 894-897 Samuel Pearson of Bush river in the District of 96, farmer, to Enoch Pearson, son of said Samuel Pearson, for natural love and affection, 250 acres on a branch of Bush river called Palmeto Branch adj Hoofman, William Hillburn, granted to Jonathan Wood, and conveyed to Samuel Pearson. Samuel Pearson (Seal) Wit: Enos Elleman, Rachel Worthington, Benjamin Pearson.

Proved Sept 18 1789 by the oath of Rachel Tolans was Worthington before Mercer Babb, J P Recorded Jan 29 1790.

 

1791 March 10 & 11 Pg 147 B, 661-665 Lease and release.William Hilburn Senr. Of Newberry Co to William Hilburn Jun’r of same for 90 Sterling, 100 acres, part of 350 acres granted to said William Hilburn Senr Oct 25 1764 on water of Bush River. William Hilburn (mark), Wit David Pugh, John Summers, Robert Hilburn. Plat dated Feb 24 1791 included showing land “laid off for William Hilburn Jun. Off of the south side of his Father’s old Survey.” Proved in Newberry County by the oath of John Summers Sept 17 1791 before Elisha Ford, J P Recorded April 24 1794

 

1791 March 10 &11 Pg 157 B 862-867 Lease and release. William Hilburn Senr. of Newberry Co to Levi Hilburn of same for 90 Sterling, 100 acres on waters of Bush River, part of 350 acres granted to said William Hilburn Senr Oct 25 1764 on water of Bush River. Oct 25 1764 William Hilburn (mark),(Seal), Wit David Pugh, Wm Hilburn Jun., John Summers. Probed May 9 1794 Newberry County by the oath of John Summers before Mercer Babb, J P recorded July 10 1794

 

1791 March 10 & 11 Pg 157 B 872-876 Lease and release. . March 10&11 1791 William Hilburn Senr. of Newberry Co to Robert Hilburn of same for 90 Sterling, 50 acres on both sides of Bush River, part of 350 acres granted to said William Hilburn Senr Oct 25 1764. William Hilburn (mark) (seal) Wit David Pugh, Wm Hilburn Jun., John Summers, Proved May 9 1794 in Newberry County by the oath of John Summers before Mercer Babb J P recorded July 10 1794

 

1794 Jan 22 & 23 Pg 157B Lease and release.William Hilburn Sen. of Newberry County to Levi Hilburn of same, for 90 Sterling, 100 acres on waters of Bush River, part of 350 acres granted to said William Hilburn Senr Oct 25 1764. William Hilburn (mark) (seal) Wit Richard Thompson, Robert Hilburn, John Hilburn, (I) Proved May 9 1794 in Newberry County by the oath of Robert Hilburn before Mercer Babb, J P Recorded July 10 1794.

 

1795 March 21 Pg 23 C 322-324 Thomas W Waters of one part and William Summers and Peter Julin Esquire of the other part, said Thomas W Waters has given bond to Newberry County, now mortgages to William Summers and Peter Julian Esquire, plantation on Saluda River 850 acres (excepting 225 acres Jesse Pugh has my bond for a title for), one negro wench called Hanna, one mill containing upwards of 100 gallons bought of Col Robert Rutherford, other items including horse bought of David Jay, one sorrel mare in the possession of James Johnson, one cow got from William Pearson, a cow I gave at George Gibsons and one at David Pughs, a cow and calf at Thomas Butlers, two yearlings at Cullen Lark’s place, two cows and two yearlings at Mrs Lark’s a note of hand said Waters has from Elijah Botner, quality leather at Joseph Thompsons with 100 bushels of salt at home, the balance at William Hilburns. Thomas W Waters (Seal) Wit South Bradshaw, William Day, before R Brown, J N C Recorded June 12 1795

 

1797 April 20 Pg 74 C 1117-1119 William Pearson of Newberry County for 38s10, 116 acres adj. William Hilburn, part of 350 acres granted to Michael Dormer and from him conveyed to Philimon Waters then to James Donnavan and then to Samuel Pearson then by deed gift to his son William Pearson, dated April 20 1797. Wm Pearson (seal) Wit P W Waters, William Hilburn, Jno Summers. Anna Pearson (mark), wife of William Pearson, relinquished dower May 17 1797 before J R Brown, J N C proved by oath of William Hilburn May 9 1797 before Fred Nance ,J P Recorded June 9 1797

 

1797 April 20 Pg 75 C 1122-1124 William Pearson of Newberry County for 35 sterling, 142 acres adj William Hilburn, Peter Hawkins, part of 350 acres granted to Michael Dormer and from him conveyed to Philimon Waters then to James Donnavan and then to Samuel Pearson then by deed gift to his son William Pearson, dated April 20 1797. Wm Pearson (seal) Wit P W Waters, William Hilburn, Jno Summers. Anna Pearson (mark), wife of William Pearson, relinquished dower May 17 17997 before J R Brown, J N C proved by oath of William Hilburn May 9 1797 before Fred Nance ,J P Recorded June 9 1797

 

1803 Newberry Co SC Estates Pg 473 Box 15, Pkg 2 Estate of Capt Daniel Parkins Sale: Feb 14 1803 William, Levi and Robert Hilborn attended.

 

Children of William and Jane:

1 WILLIAM HILBURN ..............................

2 LEVI HILBURN........................................

3 ROBERT HILBURN..................................

4 JOHN HILBURN.........................................

5 NATHANIEL HILBURN