Pipkin Family Association
Martha (Pipkin) Langston Deed of Gift to Steward Pipkin, 1769
John Pipkin's Chowan County, NC 21 May 1745 will states "I give to my loving wife Martha Pipkin a negro woman named Hannah and her increase from the date hereof and my negro man Ned". Both slave names appear in Martha's deed of gift below to her son Steward who was also named in his father's 1745 will.
NC Archives - Northampton County, NC Regiser of Deeds, Bk 4, pgs 255-256
To all Christian people to whom these presents shall come that Martha Langston of Northampton County and province of North Carolina for and in consideration of the love good will and affection which I bear to my son Steward Pipkin of the county and province aforesaid have by these presents have given granted and delivered unto the said Steward Pipkin the following things (to wit) two Negroes Ned and Hannah, one horse bridle and saddle, seven head of cattle, two feather beds and furniture, one square table, one linnen wheel, one wooling ditto, one pare of hand mill stones, one whip saw, a small quantity of hogs, one copper kettle, one bell, metal skillet, two chests, one hand saw, two leather chairs, one grind stone, a small quantity of pewter and all the rest of my estate now in possession off the said Steward Pipkin to him and his proper use and behoof forever. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 31st day of March Anno Domini 1769.
Chowan County October 1745 Court directed a road be laid off and Martha Pipkin, Wm. Langston, Wm. Langston Jr. and Lenord Langston (and others) and their hands to work there on indicating they lived along the path of the new road.
A search of the Northampton County Register of Deeds Grantor and Grantee indexes does not list any Langstons but a deed on 21 Jan 1763 between James Denton and William Vaughan was witnessed by a Wm. Langston and others. It is not known if this Wm. Langston was the husband of Martha but it's possible.
Could the witnesses Mary Umphlett have been John and Martha Pipkin's daughter Mary named in his 1745 will?
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