See Surry County NC Will Abstracts", by Jo Lynn White. ________________________________________________________________________________ DOCUMENTATION OF TIMELINE WITH SOURCES:
1768 Rowan Co NC Tax list of Morgan Bryan: CRX 244 NC Archives, Rowan , Davie Co area, 208 taxables Christon Fender.... one white poll, neighbors: George Lagle, Michael Lagle, Henery Stansifer, John Stansifer, Christon Fender, Henery Railsback, William Cope etc.
1772 tax list of William Sharp Rowan Co NC, CR 85.925.1 Christian Fender... one white poll , neighbors: William Whitaker, Christian Fender, Henry Railsback, Henricus Stinsyfer.
1778 Rowan tax list. Christian Fender owning 1.13.2 pounds Rowan Co. Vacant land entries 4 Mar 1778 # 517 Henry Ralesback enters 300 acres on Dutchman's Creek, adjoining John Hendran, Greggory Glascock, Christian Fender and William Call. This is in the Heidelburg Lutheran Church area of Davie Co. Book 10 page 233. Another land purchase abstract book in Salisbury mentioned that Christopher Fender purchased 76 acres. This is probably the small tract adjoining William Whitaker on the Lagel historical tract map of Davie Co.
Surry County NC was formed from Rowan in 1771. The 1782 Surry County tax list shows Christian Fender with 200 acres on Deep Creek in present Yadkin Co.NC- Christian moved Northwest approx. 30 miles 1778-1782
1780-Lee Fender's book, says, : The Moravian Archives recorded the birth of son John in this manner: A baptism entry in the HOPE REGISTRY lists Johannes, son of Christian and Mary Finder, born 9-16-1780. This entry was among the baptisms of children of friends & neighbors, not members of the Moravian Church."
* The 1785 Surry County tax list of Capt. Wright shows Christian Fender with 200 acres, 1 white poll . * In 1786 Surry Co tax list he appears the same way and Gabriel Fender is shown with 1 white poll.