From: Britt, Morris F. Appendices to Implosion: A history of the Lumbee Indians of Robeson County, North Carolina. Unpublished book-length manuscript.
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Often those listed filed for land seven or eight years before they actually patented the land.
|Braveboy, David||1770's||5 Mile Branch|
|Braveboy, Joshua||1767||Mill Prong of Raft Swamp|
|Chavers [Chavis], Ishmael||1772||E of Drowning Creek, 1779 S of Ashpole Swamp|
|Cumbee, Nathaniel||1791||Three Grants totalling 150 acres on Bear Swamp and Drowning Creek|
|Cubow, Cannon||1773||Southwest of Drowning Creek|
|Doyal (Dial), James||1788||On Ashpole Swamp|
|Drigurs [Driggers], Ephram||1779||Bull Branch west of Shoe Heel; a tract on Bull Branch of Little Pee Dee, was lost through forclosure for debt before 1786|
|Gibson, Wm.||1782||Prong of Big Swamp|
|Hains, Samuel||1782||W of Ashpole next to Dudley Locklear|
|Hammons, John||1779||Before 1779 south of Saddletree Swamp|
|Jackson, Thomas||1780||North of Ten Mile Swamp.|
|Kersey, James||1789||East of Drowning Creek adjacent to Sweating|
|Kersey, Thomas||1769||[Deed Book A, 81-83] Bear Swamp' he died between 1770 and 1787 without leaving a will, and the land went to his eldest son James Kersey|
|Locklear, Dudley||1779||South of Ashpole Swamp|
|Locklear, John||1764||East of Long Swamp|
|Lowery, James||1767||Mill Prong of Raft Swamp; as a buisiness man he bought and sold numerous properties in Robeson - many parcels to other Lumbees|
|Oxendine,||1750's?||The Oxendines were among the earliest to arrive|
|Revels, Edmund||1784||East of Long Swamp|
|Stapleton, Alexander||1783||Sold land on Aaron's (Aaron Odem's) Swamp tp James Lowery|
|Strickland, John||1788||Died in 1788 leaving land to Abram Strickland east of Drounding Creek.|
|Sweat, Robert||1754||On Shoe Heel Swamp near the Colony (State) line|
|Sweeting, Elisha||1775||Land east of Shoe Heel Swamp sold to John Cade in 1784|
The above data is abstracted from the first deed books of Robeson before 1800 and land grant records. Ethnic identify is not 100% certain for all the above individuals, but most are clearly Lumbee. Allowing for a possible five to ten years before a patent was actually granted, these families appear to have arrived in current Robeson roughly between 1750 and 1787, when Robeson County was created out of Bladen. Nearly all lived adjacent to other Lumbee families, and many bought land from James Lowery at Harper's Ferry on Drowning Creek.