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JANES, Thomas of Burke Co., NC

Male Abt 1785 - 1830  (~ 45 )


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  • Name JANES, Thomas 
    Suffix of Burke Co., NC 
    Born Abt 1785 
    Gender Male 
    Deed 7 Sep 1811  Rutherford Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Book 24-6, page 531-532 
    • Question?: State of NC - No. 2757 - For and in consideration of 50 shilling for every hundred acres, hereby granted, paid into our treasury by Thomas Janes, have given and granted to the said Thomas Janes a tract of land containing 50 acres lying in Rutherford Co., NC, on the west sid of 2nd Broad River and adjoining his other land - recorded 22 Jan 1812 - I'm not sure which Thomas Janes this is, partially because I'm not sure when Thomas Janes I died and partially. However, Thomas Janes, son of James and grandson of Thomas Janes I, was for sure living on 2nd Broad River by 1811, so I believe this is him.
    1820 Census 1820  Burke Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    sheet 13, line 19 
    • household of Thomas Janes includes: 1 male 26-45, 1 male under 10, 1 female 26-45, 4 females under 10
    1830 Census 1830  Burke Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    sheet 119 (118), line 19 - within the bounds of the 1st & 2nd Regiment 
    • household of Thomas Janes includes: 1 male 40-50, 1 male 15-20, 1male 10-15, 2 males under 5, 1 female 40-50, 2 females 15-20, 1 female 5-10, 1 female under 5
    Name Thomas Jeans 
    Probate 1830  Burke Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Estate File of Thomas Janes, 1830 
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      \\\\viewkind4\\\\uc1\\\\ * March Term 1834 - Court of Equity, Burke Co., NC - Petition of Rachel Janes widow, Nancy G Janes, Benjamin F. Enloe & wife Jane, Mary Janes, Angelina Janes, James Janes, Andrew Janes and George W. Janes peitioners, humbly make known to this honourable court that Thomas Janes, late of said county died some time in the year 1831 intestate, who at the time of his death was seized and possessed of tracts of land situated in said county. Your petitioners state that they are the lawful children & heirs at law of the said Thomas Janes and entitled to partition of his said lands. They further state that Mary, Angelina, James, Andrew & George are infants for who there has been no guardian appoitned. Petitioners state that Rachel is the widow of the intestate and that no dower has been assigned, but that dower should be alotted to her. And that Benjamin Enlo married Jane, one of the heirs of said Thomas their father.
      * 25 March 1834 - Burke Co., NC - James Janes makes oath that he is the grandfather of the heirs named in the foregoing petition, that he is well acquainted with the lands sought to be divided. That during this time the said Thomas leased the land for it to be worked as a depost (?) mine, that such is the cause of that ____ that it renders the land unfit for clutivation (?). That he belives it would be for the advantage of the heirs to have the mining land sold for land elsewhere. That the petitioners wish to do so too, he further ___ that this petitioner Enloe & wife who reside near this affiant have also agreed to have the land sold - Signed Jas Janes - Thomas Forney swears that the facts set forth in the foregoing affidavit of james Janes are true according to his knowledge. Signed Thos J. Forney on 25 Mar 1834
      * 25 Mar 1834 - Nancy Janes swears that the matters & facts set forth in the foregoing petition of her own knowledge are ___ those not of her own knowledge she believes to be true - signed Nancy G. Janes
      * Nancy G. Jenes & others, widow & heirs at law of Thomas Janes, dec'd petitioners - This case coming to be heard on the petitioners and affidavits, it is ordered & decreed that the lands set forth in the petition be sold by the Clerk & Master. And it is ordered that Thomas Forney be guardian of the minors heirs named in the petition to wit: Polly Angelina James Andrew & George {{document not dated, but obviously early on and before the sale of the land to George Summey}}
      * 16 May 1834 - Twelve months after date we promise to pay Sidney S. Erwin, clerk & master $2802 for the purchase money of the land of the widow Jeans sold by order of the court of Equity of Burke Co. - signed Geo Forney (Fammy/Surmry?), Tho J. Forney, A.G. Forney
      * 25 Sept 1834 - In pursuance of an order of the Court of Equity on Petition of Racheal Jeans & others for the sale of the real estate of Thos Jeans, dec'd, I proceeded to sale the land on the premises as directed by the court and George Summey(?) being the highest and last bidder was the purchaser at the sum of $2802 - S.L. Erwin, CME {?}
      * Court of Equity at Morgantown, Burke Co., NC - we the undersigned do authorise constitute and appoint Thomas J. (?) Forney our lawful agent and attorney to receive for us the proceeds arrising from the sale of lands of Thomas Janes, dec'd and also recommend that said Thomas J. Forney be guardian for the minor heirs of said Thomas Janes, dec'd, this __st {{smudged, 1st or 31st?}} of July 1835 - signed by her mark Rachael "+" Janes & Nancy G. Janes - wit Alexander "X" Edmonson and Nancy G. Janes, witness to Racheal Janes
      * 3 Nov 1840 - Rec'd of Thomas J. Forney by settlment, $466, which I wish & promise to have credited on my part of the note of $2802 for the sale of the property of Thomas Janes, dec'd by order of the court of equity - signed Rachael Janes
      * Rec'd of Thomas J. Forney by settlement $331.70, which I wish credited on my part of a note of $2802 for the sale of property of Thomas Janes, dec'd by order of the court of equity - signed Nancy G. (or J.?) Janes {{3 Nov 1840? on same document as the one above
      * 24 Apr 1843 - Tippah Co., MS - Petition of Andrew Floyd Janes & George McWhisler (McWhister?) Janes, respectfully represent to your honer that they are minors under the age of 21 years and over the age of 14, that they are the children and heirs at law of Thomas Janes, dec'd who died in the state of NC in the year 1830. They removed to the state of MS with their mother in the year 1840, that they now reside in Tippah Co. MS - They further state that Thomas J. Forney was appt their guardian in Burke Co., in NC shortly after their father's death. That the said Forney took possession of the estate which your petitioners inherited from their father in his capacity of guardian and that said Forney held possession of it when your petitioners left NC. Your petitioners have however been recently informed that an order of court has been had in said Burke Co by which the estate of yoru petitioners has been taken out of the hands of the said Forney and placed in the hands of William Conley, who was one of the sureities of the said Forney on his guardians bond. Your petitioners further state that they are permanently settled in this state and that they are desirous of having their property brought where they reside, so that they can have the benefit of it as it is the only means they have of support besides their own labor. The amount in the hands of said Conley is unknown to your petitioners, but they suppose it to be between four and five hundred dollars for each of your peitioners. They further state that their property in said Conleys hands consists mostly of money. They pray that your honer will appt Leander D. Alexander their guardian in this court - signed Andrew F. Janes & George M.W. Janes
      * 8 Apr 1856 - Burke Co., NC - William Connelly vs Andrew Janes, James Janes, George W. Janes, Angelina Janes, Mary Janes, Nancy G. Janes & others - Bill to answer & ___ restore records & obtain title to lands - W.W. Avery agents & attorney for the plaintiffs in this case, William Connely bade the oath that he is informed & believes that the defendants Andrew Janes, James Janes, George W. Janes, Angleina Janes, Mary Janes & Nancy G. Janes are non-residents and beyond the jurisdiction of said court. Sworn to before me E.J. Erwin, Clerk & Master in Equity for Burke Co., NC
      * Spring Term 1857 - Burke Co., NC Rachel Janes, Nancy Janes & Andrew Janes & others heirs at Law of Thomas Janes, dec'd exparte - in the matter touching the sale of the real estate of Thomas Janes, dec'd which descended to the parties in this case as his heirs at law, it appearing to the court that the lands in the pleadings mentioned were heretofore sold by the Master (? Masten/Alasten?) on 25 Sept 1834 and sold to George Summey. It further appearing that the said George Summey & his sureties were unable to pay the whole of the pruchase money, tha lands were again sold by the Master (??) under & by virtue of a decree of thsi court and William Connelly became the purchaser at the sum of $1300 and hath paid the same, it is thereupon adjudged and decreed by the court now here that the Master (?) convey the title of the lands in the pleadings mentioned to the said William Connelly.
      * Spring Term 1857 - Burke Co., NC - William Connelly vs Andrew Janes & others - In this case it is ordered that leave to ammend the said bill as the parties is allowed. A decree for a sale of the lands descended from Thomas Janes to his heirs at law, upon a bill filed by Rachel Janes & others praying a sale of the lands - William Connelly was the purchaser of the lands
      * Burke Co., NC - Court of Equity - Petition of William Connelly against Benjamin F. Enloe & wife Mary, Angelina Janes, James Janes, Andrew Janes & George W. Janes and Nancy G. Janes - Petitioners represent that one Thomas Janes departed this life intestate in the year 1831 leaving him surviving his heirs at law, they being his only heirs at law - Jane Enloe, then the wife of B.F. Enloe, Mary Janes, Agnelina Janes, James Janes, Andrew Janes, George W. Janes and Nancy G. Janes and also leaving a widow Rachel Janes his widow & relict. The said Thomas Janes died siezed & possessed of a tract of land then situated in Burke Co., but now lying in McDowell Co. containing 100 acres, beginning on James Janes south east corner, to the river, with the river to the mouth of Janeses Creek, it being the tract whereon Thomas janes lived & on which Thomas J. Forney built a stone house now standing thereon. That at March Term 1834 of this court the above named heirs at law of Thomas Janes, dec'd united with the widow Rachel Janes in filing a bill of petition exparte for a sale of said tract of land.... Rachel Janes, widow of Thomas Janes is dead; that Jane Enloe, then the wife of B.F. Enloe is dead and Mary Janes has intermarried with the said B.F. Enloe since her sisters death, that Nancy G. Janes, Angelina Janes, James Janes & George W. Janes and Andrew Janes are non-residents and live outside the jurisdicition of this court - W.W. Avery Sol for petitioners {{No date}}}
    Died 3 Oct 1830  Burke Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 30 Oct 1840  Haywood Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Estate Files of Haywood Co., NC - Thomas Janes, 1832 
    • ** Complaint of Benjamin M. Enloe, Lucius H. Enloe, Thomas J. (or I.?) Enloe, and James J. Enloe, infants by their next friend Benjamin M. Enloe and wife of Haywood Co., NC against Rachel Janes of Burke Co., NC. Complaining orator humbly showeth that about 8 years ago or more, Thomas Janes late of Burke Co., NC departed this life intestate, seized and possessed of a considerable real and personal estate and left him surviving the defendant Rachel Janes his widow and Nancy G. Janes, Jane __ Janes, Mary F. Janes, Angelina Janes, James Janes, Andrew & McQuarter Janes his children and heirs at law & distributees. John Hardin was duly appt admin of said personal estate and your orator Benjamin M. Enloe intermarried with the said Jane ___ (I can't make this initial out. It looks like a 5 or a 6) Janes, one of said children and heirs at law and distributee, by whom he had the complainants Lucius H. Thomas J & James J. Enloe, infants. Jane departed this life in July last and the orator has since intermarried with his present wife Mary F. an other of said children, heir at law and distributee. That the said defendant Rachael after the death of her said husband Thomas Janes and before the appt of a guardian for the said children and heirs at law (all of whom were infants) took into her possession all the lands of which her said husband died seized and leased a part to the said John Hardin for mining purposes that he made much gold on and paid to the said Rachael $200 as rent for the use of said land, the payment was in the form negroe girl who was swapped for out. The defendant Rachael lately sold off her property in this county that she cannot carry away and is proposing to remove to the state of MS. That she has never payed the said sum of $200, or any part of it, and she owes an equal share with the said children. Benjamin M. Enloe in right of his said wife Mary F. are entitled to one seventh part of said negroes and the said infants are entitled to a one seventh part. Filed 31 Oct 1840 (back of packet dated Spring Term 1841)
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    • (Research):This Jeans/Janes family seems to toggle back and forth between the two variations early on, but by the 1840's it appears most of the lines used the Janes form.
    Person ID I420755  Gean~ealogy Tree
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2015 

    Father JANES, James,   b. Between 1765 and 1770,   d. Abt 1847, Haywood Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 ) 
    Family ID F25148  Group Sheet

    Family Rachel,   b. Between 1780 and 1790,   d. Aft 1840  (Age ~ 61 ) 
    Children 
     1. JANES, James,   b. Aft 1813, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Mar 1834  (Age ~ 20 )
     2. JANES, Mary F.,   b. Abt 1817, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. JANES, Jane P.,   d. Between 1839 and 1840
     4. JANES, Nancy G.,   b. Bef 1820,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. JANES, Angleina,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. JANES, George M. W.,   b. Between 1822 and 1829, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 24 Apr 1843  (Age ~ 21 )
     7. JANES, Andrew Floyd,   b. Abt 1825, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F162773  Group Sheet