North Carolina


The Dismal Swamp, a densely wooded swamp, covered over 2,000 square miles in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina between Chesapeake Bay and Albemarle Sound. It is geologically ... Read More

GW and and his brother-in-law Fielding Lewis purchased a tract of slightly more than 1,000 acres of Dismal Swamp land which was in Gates County, North Carolina in 1766.

In 1766 GW and Fielding Lewis, Sr., purchased from Marmaduke Norfleet 1,093½ acres in Perquimans County, N.C., which is located in the northeastern part of the state (see Ledger A, 239).

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