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Robert Halton first appears in North Carolina in 1731 when he became Royal councilor in Edenton, NC and Provost Marshal of Bath County. In 1734, Halton moved to New Hanover County and was named a Justice of the Peace. He served as a commissioner for running the boundary with South Carolina in 1737 and was named as one of Wilmington’s original commissioners in 1740. Halton was a colonel in the NC militia and Land Agent for Lord Granville in 1746. He remained active in NC politics and returned to Edenton, NC to die.