Beaver Dam was a rural farming district in very southern Granville County very near the Wake County line. It first came into use about 1778.
I've seen the document when researching at the NC Archives. Sure wish I'd made a copy of it! It's a real treasure to me because it lists three different families in my direct line:
- Israel Dillard (my 3rd great grandfather) had three children enrolled: Eliza (Elijah?), Narcissa, and Cornelia (my 2nd great grandmother).
- John Davis (my 3rd great grandfather) had three children enrolled: Sugar, Mary, Johnathan (my 2nd great grand father who married Cornelia, above), Sary, and Precilla
- Nancy Allen (my 4th great grandmother) had two children enrolled: Joseph (my 3rd great grandfather) and Mary
- Sherod Wilson (my 4th great grandfather) had 7 children enrolled: Nancy, Malissa, Sarah, William, John, Betsy, and Amanda.