Name: Joseph Tooke
Birth: Brunswick County, Virginia BET 1746 AND 1750 in Craven County, North Carolina
Death: AFT 08 DEC 1805 in Craven County, North Carolina
The Family of Christopher DeGraffenried IV
by Irene Spence Bush
Washington Memorial Library
Middle Georgia Regional Library
Joseph Tooke was born 1746 in Brunswick County, Virginia.
The date of birth is proved by records in the Orphans Court of Brunswick C ounty, Virginia when Joseph appeared at age 14 on
26 May 1760 and chose William Ezell as his guardian. William Ezell was al so guardian of Cuzziah and Dempsey.
Joseph married a Mary ? whose parentage has not been found. This is sho wn by a deed of 1769 in Brunswick County, Virginia wherein Dempsey Too ke , Joseph tooke, and wife Mary sold to Haley Dupree, land on the southsi de of Fountain Creek.
It has been reported that Joseph and his family lived in Onslow County, No rth Carolina (formed 1734 from New Hanover County) during the Revolutiona ry War. In his will of 1805 he left land in Onslow County to John Collie r, husband of his daughter Nancy.
NC Army Accounts include vouchers #2898 and #2959 issued for military serv ice to a Joseph Tooke of the Wilmington District.
See the note below regarding the DAR documentation.
The first deed found for purchase of land in Craven County by Joseph w as in 1791 when he and his wife Mary bought land on Swifts's Creek (near p resent day Bridgeton northeast of New Bern) from J. Warren. In 1798 Jose ph and Mary purchased land in Craven from Melichi Herford and this deed w as witnessed by the sons of Joseph-John and William and by Stephen Gatl in whose sister Mary later married William Tooke.
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Joseph made his will in Craven County December 1805 and mentioned all h is children except John and daughter Anthorel Tooke Roach who had predecea sed him.
He made bequests:
to my son William, all the property before given into his possession wh en he removed from this state into the state of Georgia, also two negro gi rls;
to my daughter Nancy also one tract of land in the county of Onlsow near S ayers Tavern four hundred acres more or less;
to my granddaughter Polly Collier one negro boy;
to my son in law John Roach four negroes;
to my son Adam (Isham) 3 negroes, one stud horse, and bed and furniture;
I give unto my daughter Diadema Tooke one negro woman, Chano, one boy Jac k, one boy Windsor, two girls Sila and Julia, one bed and furniture to h er and her heirs forever;
To my beloved wife Mary Tooke all the residue of the estate both real a nd personal after all just debts are paid.
The wife Mary and the son William were named Executors.
The will was witnessed by Frederick and Lott Battle.
The will was probated 1806 term of Craven County Court.
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The children were John, and Anthorel who predeceased him, and Joseph, Wil liam, Nancy, Diadema, and Isham who survived him and all removed to Georg ia by 1819-1820.
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Joseph Tooke has been given a number by the DAR for his military servi ce in the Revolutionary War:
Joseph: born 1750 North Carolina died p 12-8-1805 married Mary---Soldier N orth Carolina.
Voucher number 2959, 2898 to Joseph Tooke of the Wilmington District, Onsl ow County, North Carolina.
North Carolina Rev. Army Accts Vol. 3, page 51, folio 3.
(DAR Patriot Index, Vol. III, page 2956)
See NSDAR application of Helen Howell Hall, NSDAR # 470863.
See also NSDAR # 341822; #331566; #94607+254
Father: John Tooke Jr. b: BEF 1720 in Surry County, Virginia
Mary b: 1755
- Collier Tooke b: in Craven County, North Carolina
- John Tooke b: 1769 in Craven County, North Carolina
- Anthorel Tooke b: 1776 in Craven County, North Carolina
- William Tooke b: ABT 1777 in Craven County, North Carolina
- Nancy Tooke b: 12 FEB 1778 in Craven County, North Carolina
- Isham Tooke b: 1781 in Craven County, North Carolina
- Diadema Tooke b: 1787 in Craven County, North Carolina