Dutch Buffalo Creek Meeting HouseMitch Simpson (Spring 2009)
See a brief history of St John's Lutheran Church, Cabarrus Co, NC . According to this article in 1770 the congregation moved westward a mile or so. It was impossible to buy new unsettled land at this time since the area of the church was in Great Tract 5 which was owned by the heirs of Governor Arthur Dobbs who died in 1765. In 1778 this Great Tract was confiscated by the new State of North Carolina and land entries could be applied for.
The 98 acre land grant was obtained by Jacob Faggert, Mark House, and Jacob Teem: Note this area was a part of Mecklenburg County until 1792.Information from the North Carolina State Archives
The search engine MARS catalog
MARS ID = 188.8.131.5272 File No. 3084, Jacob Fagot, Mark House, and Jacob Feine (In trust for the Dutch Buffaloe Meeting House) Acres: 98 Grant No.: 189 Issued: Oct. 22, 1782 Entry No.: 375 Entered: Aug. 3, 1779 Book: 42 Page: 288 Location: Beginning at a Red Oak Remarks: In trust for the Congregation at Dutch Buffaloe Meeting House Mecklenburg County S.108.841 611-617the entry ; the land grant survey ; the deed