COLONIAL RECORDS OF NORTH CAROLINA
7 April 1749, Peter Gilstrap petitioned for 350 acres of land in Craven County, North Carolina.
NORTH CAROLINA CRAVEN COUNTY DEED BOOK 2, page 94. 6 Sept. 1760. Francis McIlwean of Dobbs County for 16 pounds proclamation money conveys to John Gilstrap of Craven County a plantation on the south side of Neuse River and lower side of Moseley's Creek in a place called Trace Neck, the old place where Tracey formerly lived, 170 acres more or less. Witness: Samuel Box, Lemuel Harvey. Proved in open court and ordered to be recorded. Peter Conway, CC.
DEED BOOK 15, page 261. 15 June 1766. John Gilstrap of Craven County, Planter, for eighty pounds proclamation money, conveys to William Connerly of Craven County, a parcel of land on Moseley's Creek beginning at a white oak, ..., 178 acres patented by Francis Mackelwain 10 May 1760, and from him transferred to John Gilstrap and from him to William Connerly. Witnesses: Ignatious Wadsworth and Frederick Becton. Proved Sept. 1760, Inferior Court, Christopher Neale, CC.
DEED BOOK 12, page 218. 26 Aug, 1767. Samuel Box of Craven County for twenty-five pounds proclamation money, conveys to Peter Gilstrap land on south side of Southwest Creek, lying on Cabin Branch... 125 acres. Witnesses: William Easterling, John Gilstrap. Proved October 1767, Inferior Court, Christopher Neale, CC.
DEED BOOK 72, page 87. 16 July, 1773. John Carlton of Craven County for 50 pounds proclamation money to Peter Gilstrap of Craven County, land on east side of Heath Swamp known by the name of the Islands, 100 acres more or less. Witnesses: James Smith, Richard Smith. Proved September 1774, Inferior Court,Christopher Neale, CC.
DEED BOOK 72, page 21. 23 July 1773. Thomas Prevatt of Craven County for 24 pounds proclamation money, a parcel of land on east side of Moseley's Creek part of a larger tract of land taken up by said Thomas Prevatt, ... to Loftin's line,... 420 acres. Witnesses: James Smith, Richard Carlton. Proved September 1774, Inferior Court, Chris Neale, CC.
DEED BOOK 17, page 227. 10 April 1769. Peter Gilstrap of Craven County for 20 pounds proclamation money, conveys to William Trewhitt of Craven County land on south side of Neuse River, east side ofMoseley's Creek, beginning at a white oak,... 1 acre more or less. Witnesses: John West, Levy Trewhitt. Proved at New Bern, 23 Feb. 1770 before Martin Howard, CC
DEED BOOK 23, page 242. 9 February 1776. Idolet Gilstrap of Craven County for forty pounds, conveys to Thomas Fern of Craven County land on the south side of Neuse River, above Moseley's Creek, and on the SE Side of Pudding Branch, 132 acres more or less, tract granted to Nathan Chance for aforesaid 5 May 1769. Witnesses: Peter Hargett, Martha Nox. Proved Craven County Court, 1778 (Dec.) Christopher Neale, CC.
DEED BOOK 23, page 239. 2 November 1778. Peter Gilstrap of Duplin County for 85 pounds conveys to Ninion Wyse of Craven County land beginning at a red oak...thence along Joab Carmack's line to Richard Blackledge's corner, thence to a wateroak...125 acres, part of a larger tract granted to Levi Trewhitte, deceased. Witnesses: Richard Carlton, Sarah Davis. Proved December Court, 1778.
DUPLIN COUNTY DEED BOOK 7, page 452. 10 January 1783. Peter Gilstrap of Duplin County to John Carlton of Duplin County for 200 pounds, 100 acres in forks of Stewart's Creek, the contents of a patent granted to John Atkins 2 October 1762, also 50 acres of land adjoining the forks between Stewart's Creek and Millard Swamp, both sides of Hollingsworth Branch,...being the contents of a patent to Arhibald Carr, the 22 July 1774. Witnesses: Auston Beesley, Thomas Carlton. Proved January Court 1783, William Dickson, CC.
DUPLIN COUNTY DEED BOOK K 19, page 541. Lewis Gilstrap of Duplin County, conveys to John Thally of Duplin County for 80 pounds, land on the Northeast River, and north side of Emanuel's Branch, part of a tract of 200 acres patented by John Parker, Sr. in 1784, which said Parker sold to Henry Allen, Jr. and Henry Allen sold to Lewis Gilstrap and now from said Lewis Gilstrap to John Thally,... to a branch Hardy Perkins' corner,.../s/ Lewis Gilstrap. Witnesses: James Dickson, Sr., William Dickson, Jr.
DUPLIN COUNTY DEED BOOK M, page 314. 5 March 1790. Henry Allen of Duplin County conveys to Lewis Gilstrap of Duplin County for valuable consideration 100 acres of land on the West side of Northeast River,... Mentions Manuels Bowser's Branch, Hardy Parker's Corner, Hezekiah Mallars, John Gibbs. Witnesses: John Gibbs, Elisha Gibbs. Proved April term 1799. William Dickson, CC.
DUPLIN COUNTY BOOK 3A page 361. Peter Gilstrap of Duplin County to David Carlton 380 acres on Stewart's Creek, land patented by John Adkinson 7 acres Hollingsworth Swamp,... Witnesses: Austin Beasley, Samuel Lamberth. Proved April term, 1795.
CRAVEN COUNTY DEED BOOK 33, page 184. Mary Gilstrap of Craven County for 150 pounds conveys to Thomas Kent of Craven County land on South side of Neuse River and West side of Flat Swamp, beginning at the mouth of Wilkin's Branch and runs north... 65 acres, and another tract of 93 acres bounded as follows, on south side of Neuse River beginning at a past oak Frederick Lane's corner to Whitfields corner... land I, the said Mary Gilstrap have sold and made over to Thomas Kent,... 19 October 1796. Witnesses: William Griffin, Frederick Lane. Proved December Court 1798, Samuel Chapman, CC.
ROWEN COUNTY DEED BOOK 18, page 450. Mary Gilstrap for 50 pounds conveys to Hardy Gilstrap 60 acres on waters of Abbot's Creek. Rowen County 1802.
ROWEN COUNTY DEED BOOK 17, page 642. Mary Gilstrap to Bright Gilstrap 100 acres on waters of Crows Creek 1802.
ROWEN COUNTY DEED BOOK 18, page 1007. Mary Gilstrap, Richard Gilstrap, Hardy Gilstrap, and Bright Gilstrap to Lewis Beard 400 acres 1803.
ROWEN COUNTY DEED BOOK 15, page 131. Caleb Todd conveys to Mary Gilstrap 400 acres on the waters of Crows Creek and Abbot's Creek. 1797.
ROWEN COUNTY DEED BOOK 18, page 862. Lewis Gilstrap to Thomas Smith 133 acres on the waters of Crows Creek. Feb, 1804. Salisbury Court House. Salisbury, NC.
CRAVEN COUNTY 3 March 1784. Abstracts of will of John Clements of Craven County. Son Josiah Clements, Beloved wife Mary Clements, son Thomas Clements, Children: Hannah Clements, Mary Clements, Joice Gilstrap, friend William Cox, Executor. Witnesses: John Daly, Margaret Saunders. Probated March court 1785 by oath of John Daly. William Bryan, Clerk. Will Book A, page 83.
ABSTRACTS OF WILL OF PETER GILSTRAP OF CRAVEN COUNTY, NC. WILL BOOK A, page 361. 10 November 1795. Peter Gilstrap, Planter. Beloved wife Mary Gilstrap. Plantation whereon I now live containing seventy-six acres, that is if she shall choose to sell it and go into the back country and carry the children with her, her due, shall be good, otherwise if she continues here to her death, the said land shall be sold and the money equally divided between the four children: Polly Gilstrap, Bright Gilstrap, Wealthy Gilstrap, and Winefred Gilstrap. To Mary Gilstrap Ninety-six acres of land on the Gum Pecoisin, to be disposed of as the land before mentioned... Beloved son Benjamin Gilstrap, Five shillings. To beloved son Richard Gilstrap, five shillings. To son Lewis Gilstrap, five shillings, to beloved daughter Ellender Johnson, five shillings, I appoint my son Lewis Gilstrap executor with my wife Mary. Witnesses: Thos. Pryor, Ept. Swann. Proved at court by oath of Thomas Pryor.