52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks 2019 Edition --Week 9: At The Courthouse

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Week 9: At the Courthouse
What neat discoveries have you made at the courthouse? Or, do you have an ancestor who spent a lot of time at the courthouse, either as an official or as someone who ran afoul of the law?

I didn't actually have to go to the courthouse to find this map. Luckily, I was able to pull it up after doing a search on FamilySearch.org. Specifically, I was reviewing through a court case regarding a property boundary dispute between Charles E. Mallett and Clifford Simpson of Craven County, NC when I came across it. Simpson and Mallett resided in Riverdale, NC, the hometown of my 3rd great grandfather Mortimer Mitchell. Now I have an even clearer understanding of what Mortimer's neighborhood was like. 

52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks 2019 Edition --Week 9:  At The Courthouse --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey

Mortimer Mitchell's land was located just a bit further south from the Great Branch of Brices Creek. Great Branch is noted at the very lower left side of this map.

If you are newer to my blog and missed out on my posts about Mortimer Mitchell's land, check out these links:

Mappy Monday: Now I Know Where To Go! 

Figuring Out Mortimer Mitchell's Neighborhood. 

A Tragedy For One...Leads To An Opportunity For Another. 

The audacity to own land. 

I am way behind on posting for the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks series. Life got busy again. I am going to try to catch up some this week. 


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