Families 1691 Early 1900
John W. Melson 1959
It was while living on Broad Cove that Joseph Pledger bought privately owned lands and obtained lands by grants through various courts held at Tarborough and Kingston. He obtained thousand acres of land in Tyrrell County and located over a broad area : Second Creek, Miltail Creek, west side of Greater Alligator River, Stomping Hill, land from
John Owen, a carpenter, on south side of Albemarle Sound, Soundside Neck, Turkey Branch, Newfoundland, lands adjoining Hesikiah Spruill and the Ludford Patent near Peartree Point.
With the help of John
Owen, Joseph constructed this house, one forth mile from Pledger Harbor.