There were two Indian towns not far from the Sarum Creek Indian School, one of these was near the mouth of Meherrin River which was occupied by the Meherrin Indians and the other one located between Catharine Creek and Bennett’s Creek which was occupied by the Chowan Indians. Sarum Indian School being located at the head of Sarum Creek was about equal distant between the two towns.
There’s one Mr. Mashburn who keeps a school at Sarum on the fronteers of Virginia between the two Governments and neighboring upon 2 Indian Towns.” (Col. Rec, Vol. I, 858-9.)
Gates County to 1860
Sketches of church history in North Carolina