13 Mar. 1729 Survey
Samuel SARRATT of Prince George's Co., MD. had a "Survey" done on 13 Mar. 1729, for some 90 acres of land in Charles Co., MD. However, when he received his "Bridgewater" Land Grant in Oct. of 1731, it was for only 70 acres. This 70 acres was entirely in Charles County, MD. and just below the Prince George's County line and adjacent to RICHARD BEANS'S "Thomas Inheritance", (which his brother, JOSEPH, 2 SARRATT, acquired some 22 years later in 1753) and adjoining John THOMAS'S "Bowling Green" tract.
(See Patent Book, #8, Pages 241 & 242, Hall of Records, Annapolis, MD...prs)
Move to Granville, Orange Co., NC. 1751
Their is no further records of our Samuel,1 SARRATT in Maryland, but 7 years later, (1751) at age 43, it is believed, he appeared in North Carolina applying for a Lord Granville Grant of land. Its not really proof as to where Samuel,1 SARRATT lived from the time he made arrangements to sell his land in 1742, and when he shows up in the South Hyco River area (Now Person Co.) of North Carolina in 1751 [REF: #90 Pg22]
After Samuel,1 SARRETT, age 34, sold his property in Prince George's Co., Maryland, he probably followed the Trading Path, originally and Indian trail that went from Fort Henry (now Petersburg, Virginia) westward into Rowan County, North Carolina, where it crossed the Yadkin River at Trading Ford (near Salisbury) which continues to the Indian Camps of South Carolina and Georgia. [REF: #90 Pg23]
Samuel,1 SARRETT, age 43 with his 1st. Wife ANN and 6 young Children, settled in 1751, not to far south of the Virginia boarder in North Carolina and begin to improve, some property on the South Hyco and Double Creeks, then part of Granville County, now can be identified in Person Co., NC.