Where is Autry Creek, North Carolina exactly?

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William Wooten-209 and his son Joel Wooten-208 had land in Edgecombe, NC, in 1790 on Autry Creek, named after Cornelius Autry (1709-1778). The area is today around Wilson, North Carolina.
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in Genealogy Help by Karen Brubaker G2G6 (7.2k points)

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The fact that the stream was named Autrey's Creek would imply that the Autreys had been there for some time prior to 1754. Over the course of the following 20 years Cornelius' name was associated with several thousand acres of land in Edgecombe County. It is apparent from the records that Cornelius was a prosperous planter. The records also show that Cornelius gave 340 acres to his son Isom (Isham), 260 acres to his daughter Sarah and her husband George Vickers, and an undisclosed amount of land to his son William Page Autrey. Mayo Bundy thought that William's middle name might be an indication that Cornelius' wife's maiden name might have been Page.
The Bundy/Brooks book only lists eleven children for Cornelius. It does not include Mary, Theopholus, Elizabeth, Elijah, or Rachel. The LDS records include a second John Autrey which is considered a duplication and therefore not included herein.
(From William Wittel, March 12, 2000; http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=wwittel&id=I01994 {BTWit00}) [Wittels.FBK.GED]

Maybe this will help.


by M Hilliard G2G6 Mach 1 (16.1k points)


Here are maps of the possible area where Cornelius Jordan and heirs had land as well as William and Joel Wooten. Where is Autry Creek?

Thank you, M Hilliard. I can't get the link open, though. I will search them.
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It's probably Otter's Creek, "According to information gathered on December 23, 1984 from grandchildren Reddin Wooten and Repsy Wooten Tyndall, Worley Wooten went to the Primitive Baptist Church at Otter's Creek (Autry's)". Otter's Creek is south of present-day city of Macclesfield, North Carolina. Information taken from http://bjhughes.org/wootedge.htm

by Karen Brubaker G2G6 (7.2k points)
edited by Karen Brubaker

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