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830. Charles GORSUCH

From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996.

Film #1033628 item 4, page 18.
A reference on page 75 - Charles Gorsuch, son of Charles, son of Rev. John, son
of Daniel, son of William, married twice. The first wife in unknown, but she
is the mother of the children, not the second wife Sarah Cole.


880. George Wolf GANSHORN

1996 Anc. file


881. Margaretha BENDORN

1996 Anc. file

or Bendern


882. Hanz Fredrick ZIEGLER

1996 Anc. file


883. Anna Ursula

1996 Anc. file


886. Valentine Hans WILD

1996 Anc. file


887. Maria Catherina KEIFER

1996 Anc. file
or Kueffer.


899. Rebecca or Sarah LEWIS

1996 Anc. File.


900. William GOODWYN

1996 Anc. File.
unproven


901. Elizabeth

1996 Anc. File.
unproven


921. Anne

1996 Anc. File.


928. John HIATT

Emigrant from England
Hiatt & Anc. by Bernice Marsh Briggs:Gen #929.273/A1/#7151
Quaker

1996 Anc. File.


929. Mary Lois SMITH

Settled in Cecil Co., Maryland when first came from England with her parents.

1996 Anc. File.


930. Thomas WILSON

1996 Anc. File.
unproven


938. Aaron PINSON

TRACKING AARON PINSONS
By ARCILEE FROST, PINSON RESEARCHER
AARON PINSON, SR. was born in 1688 in Lunenburg Co., VA to Thomas Pinson and Elizabeth White. He settled in Aaron Creek, Lunenburg Co., VA before 1720. In 1721, he married Elizabeth Rambo daughter of Swan Rambo from Pennsylvania. Her brother, Christopher, was God-father to the Pinson children, and he names each of them in his will. Aaron Pinson had 5 children Aaron Jr., Thomas, Sarah Ann, Elinor, and John). All but Sarah Ann were named in his will which was dated 26 December 1757. (Recorded in Lunenburg Co., VA, Will Book 1, page 113). It is assumed that Sarah Ann had died because her share was left to her son, Moses Grigg. Aaron’s sons Aaron (Jr) and Thomas were executors of his estate, and he signed his mark. Virginia records indicate that Aaron signed his mark on legal records because he was blind. According to information on the internet, Aaron married Delilah Cunningham after Elizabeth’s death, and they had a son, Joseph.
(Aaron Pinson and Elizabeth Rambo along with their children can
be found in the LDS Ancestral File). Other sources that document the above information are Lunenburg County, Virginia land records, Halifax County, Virginia property deeds, and information compiled by Cleo Grigg
Johnson (descendant of Aaron Sr. and Moses Grigg).

AARON PINSON, JR. was born in 1721 in Aaron’s Creek, Lunenburg, VA, son of Aaron Pinson and Elizabeth Rambo. He married Delilah Stovall, born about 1735 in Goochland, Henrico Co., VA (then American Colonies). Aaron died 5 April 1801 in Granville, NC. (Source is his will where he leaves all to his wife Delilah.) He was exempt from paying taxes in 1786 and 1769 because he was blind according to Granville County Court Minutes (1746/1820) page 7. Delilah and his son Isaac were named executrix and executor of his will. It was recorded in Will Book 5, page 143, Granville Co., NC., and according to his will, following the death of Delilah, his property was to be sold and divided among his 12 children (Thomas, Dorcus, Elizabeth, Sarah, Annie, William, Mary, John, Isaac, David, Aaron, and Zacharias, all named in the will.) The appraisal of his estate was dated October 27, 1803 in Granville Co., NC. Aaron’s daughter Dorcus married Stephen Austin, and they are the ancestors of a large group of individuals scattered throughout the southeastern part of the country. Aaron’s
son Aaron was known as Aaron of Spartanburg, a great colonizer of parts of
eastern Kentucky and Tennessee.

AARON PINSON, III, known as REVEREND, was born about 1729. He is the son of JOHN PINSON and ANN HURST and the grandson of AARON PINSON, SR. He married Elizabeth Wells, and according to Laurens Co., SC Probate Court, he leaves his entire estate to his wife Elizabeth, but he does mention 5 of his children: Moses, Isaac, Jemimah, Mary, and John. However, he had 5 other children: Aaron, Nelly, Joseph, Ruth, and Marmaduke. His will, dated 21 February, 1794, is in his own hand writing and matches his signature. “I, Aaron Pinson Minister of the Gospel of the State of South Carolina and County of Laurens being weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God…? He served in the Orange Co., NC Regiment in 1773 in Washington Co., TN during “Indian raids and lawlessness caused by settlers fleeing part of NC…? He was ordained a Minister of the Gospel and established the Rabun Baptist Church
in Laurens County in 1767. (He is frequently confused with AARON of
SPARTANBURG who moved to Kentucky in 1807.) His son Joseph served in the Revolutionary War and was also a great colonizer in the southern states.
His son Marmaduke was a wealthy plantation owner in Laurens County, SC.
The sources for the above information came from Laurens County Court
Records, Laurens County deeds, and records in Warren County, Kentucky
as well as Washington County, Missouri.

AARON PINSON, AARON OF SPARTANBURG (SC) was the son of AARON PINSON, JR. and DELILA STOVAL. He, too, was a minister, and often confused with REV. AARON PINSON (son of his uncle, John Pinson). He was born in Orange County, North Carolina, in about 1754, and he died 29 June 1831 in Washington County, Missouri. Land records in the
Granville, North Carolina Abstracts , 1808-1833 Vol. 2 were consulted for
information about this individual. No will has been obtained on this individual, but Aaron can be found in Washington County, Missouri in 1830, and he died there in 1831. He was in Warren County, Kentucky in 1807 and in 1800 he was in Spartanburg, South Carolina with several of his children. (It
is not know exactly how many children he had, but 4 are known for sure: Aaron, Zephaniah, Joseph, Elizabeth. According to the internet (Ancestry. Com), other children are said to belong to Aaron and his wife Elizabeth:
Lot, Nathan, Larkin, Cassandra.

Lunenburg Co., Va. Wills book 1, pg 8 and 223.
Halifax Co, VA. Deeds book II, pg 214, Bk 20, pg 570.
Mecklenburg Co., VA Wills bk 4, p. 225.
Granville Co., NC Will Bk 5, p. 143-144, bk 1, p. 313
Laurens Co., SC Wills Bk D--1, p. 46, bndl 59, pkg 11.
Early Settlers of Mecklenburg Co., VA p. 189, by Elliot.
Col. Wm. Byrd in his "Journey to the Land of Eden" pub. 1733 mentions Aaron
Pinson as living on Tewahominy Creek, VA. p. 406.

223: 26 Dec 1757 - Will of Aron Pinson; to son Aaron Pinson, 100 ac of land whereon testator lives (up river to point Wm Royster & sons know of, to saw pitt line); to son Thos Pinson, 150 land whereon testator lives (adj Aaron, up riv, up crk, to back line); to son John
Pinson, 150 ac (adj where testator lives, from mouth of crk, up riv, to back line); to son Thos,mare, horse, cow/heifer (gifts of son's godfather Christopher Ranbury); to dau Elinor Pinson, mare, colt, cow/calf, heifer (gifts of dau's godfather Christopher Ranburry), to son Thos, cow (but must return cow/calf to grandson Moses Grigg when of age); to son Thos, testator's bed/furniture; remainder estate eq div among his children; names sons Aaron/Thos exors Wit: Henry Phillip Hart, William Royster, Stephen Wiles Sig: Aaron (A) Pinson

AARON PINSON, SR. of LUNENBURG
FINAL WILL & TESTAMENT


Aaron Pinson, Sr. of Lunenburg County, Virginia wrote his will on December 26,
1757. The source for this Will and Testament is Lunenburg County, Virginia, Will Book
No. 1, With Inventories, Accounts, Etc, 1746-1762, page 223. The Inventory of the
Estate is on page 225. The Will was exhibited and proved on March 7, 1758. This
has been copied from the Will Book as it is printed, no changes in spelling or punctuation were made.

Whereas I, Aaron Pinson Sr of Lunenburg am very weak in body -
To my son Aaron Pinson - 100 acres belonging to my land whereon I now live, running up the River to a mulberry tree which William Royster and my sons know of, thence straight out to the saw pitt line.
To my son Thomas Pinson - part of the land whereon I now live, beginning at that certain mulberry tree that Royster & my sons know, running up the River to the “Mouth of Creek,? thence up the Creek to a certain Mockb Hicory, thence crossing over a point to a Branch, containing about 150 acres.
To my son John Pinson - about 150 acres, joining whereon I live, beginning at the Mouth of the Creek, running up the River to a corner hickory, thence out to the Back Line.
To my son Thomas Pinson - 1 grey mare and a bay horse and a cow and heifer. Said mare is the gift of his Godfather Christopher Rambo.
To my daughter Elinor Pinson - a horse and horse colt, and a cow and calf and heifer, they being the gift of her Godfather, Christopher Rambo.
To my son Thomas Pinson - 1 cow and calf, upon condition to return 1 cow and calf to my grandson, Moses Grigg, upon the day he shall com of age. I give Thomas 1 bed and furniture whereon I am now lying.



After the expense of my funeral is discharged, whatever goods and chattels I leave behind me, may be equally divided among my children, after my worldly contracts are discharged.

Executors - my sons, Aaron Pinson and Thomas Pinson.

Signed December 26, 1757 - Aaron Pinson (A his mark)

Witnesses - Henry Phillip Hart, William Royster, Stephen Wiles.


At March 7, 1758 Court, the will of the deceased was exhibited by both executors, and the same was proved by the oaths of 2 of the witnesses, which was ordered to be recorded, and on the motion of the said executors, certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate of said will, they giving security, whereupon the, together with Richard Yancey and William Royster, their securities, entered into bond for that purpose.

AARON PINSON INVENTORY
1 horse gelding 1 feather bed & furniture
1 horse colt 1 plank box 4 hankerceifs
2 old books & sundres 1 honey Rasor 1 pair money scales
1 mare colt 1 parcel old lumber
1 Rone colt 1 parcel beans
1 horse gelding ? old pale & 3 old piggins
3 old sheep 1 lamb 1 clasp knife
3 young cows 1 churn & 1 old cask
3 2 year old & one year old cattle 4 old bells
1 plow & 3 hoes 1 fish gigg & Harpen
2 old casks 1 wheel & cards
1 cow & year old calf 3 old cask 1 sack salt
1 ? cutting saw 2 neels ? Hides
Cash Parcel tand leather
2 old sadels 2 saddle trees ? trees ?
2 old guns 1 bridle & 2 ranes
2 beds & furniture 2 leather wallets
2 pots & 1 frying pan 1 deerskin 2 sheep skins
Parcel of old pater ? Lots of Puter
2 Stanford Jane old Findle ? Pinsons wearing clothes
Carpenter tools 2 chairs & 1 cotton book

Rec: 7 Mar 1757, sd exors granted probate; Richd Yancey, Wm Royster securities
225: 28 Mar 1758 - (Ct order Mar 1758) Inventory estate Aaron Pinson deed; 2 horse geldings, 2 horse colts, 3 sheep/lamb, 7 cattle, plow/3 hoes, 2 old casks, cow/yearling, craws cutting saw, cash, 2 old sadeIs/2 old guns, 2 old beds/furniture, 2 old potts/frying pan, old purer, 2 sarslsauce] pans, old trundle, carpenters tools, 2 turners coles[?], fluke[?] hoe, parsel old iron, feather bed/furniture, plank box, 4 hankerchiefs, hone/raser, pr money scales, parcel k old lumber, 3 glass bottles, stone jugg, cedar pale/3 old piggins, 2 old books, ceder churn, old cash, 4 old bells, fish gigg, harpin iron, wheel/cards, plank box, 3 old books, old cask, 2 neets hides, tand leather, 2 sadie trees/3 reeping hooks, bridle/2 bands, 2 leather wallets, sadie housing, dear skin, old puter, hales, 2 old baggs/2 old sifters, 2 sheep skin.~, sd Pinsons wearing cloathes, peck salt, peck beanes, 2 chairs, pr cotton boots, dryed peas, old cart, clasp knife; further inventory: 3 horses, 5 hoggs, 5 sows/piggs, 2 sows with pigg, 21 shoates, 35 bbl/3 bu 3 pecks of Indian corn
Rec: 4 Apr 1758 Sig: John Jones, Owen (O) Franklin, William (X) Caibreath apprs

GRIGG FAMILY RESEARCH
By L. Richard Grigg

A. Research Goal: To prove the parentage of my 3rd great grandfather, Moses Grigg who married Martha Hurst in about 1769 in Virginia.

B. Previous Research: A number of researchers have been trying to find the parents of our Moses Grigg over the past 50 years.

1. Myself, Dick Grigg and my wife, Angie Grigg as we are both descendants of Moses Grigg.

2. Cleo Grigg Johnson Gilchrist, my double cousin of Boise, Idaho and our Family Genealogist.

a. Cleo's first book, Five Generations of Mormonism, A Grigg Genealogy, published in 1956 says on page 7, "The first authentic record of Moses Grigg is found in the early Quaker rolls of New Garden Monthly Meeting in Guilford County, which was part of Rowan and Orange Counties in North Carolina before it was formed into Guilford in 1770." Moses and Martha and nine children were received into this Meeting in 1777.
Cleo at that time thought the clerk forgot to record what Quaker Monthly Meeting they had been received from, but it was later learned that the Griggs were received on their "Own Recognizance" which meant they were converts.
This was at the time of the Revolutionary War when the Church of England was disestablished in America and many former Church of England members were flocking to other protestant churches. We think this is why Moses Grigg and his family joined the Quaker Church.

b. In 1976, my wife, Angie and I were invited back to Richmond, Virginia to look over a vast amount of Grigg research records in the possession of William Franklin Grigg III, known as "Bill." Bill's grandfather on his mother's side, Oliver Harold Carper had been doing Virginia Grigg research since his daughter, Betty Carper had married William Franklin Grigg II in 1942. These papers are called "The Carper Manuscripts" and Bill let us look through them a whole week and bring back what we thought was worth preserving. We turned "The Carper Manuscripts" over to Cleo and she took this new material along with her previous material and material from a number of her research correspondents and put together another book called William Grigg I Immigrant to the Virginia Colony, 340 Years of His Descendants, 1640-1980, by Cleo Grigg Johnson Gilchrist, 1980.
It is in this book that Cleo makes a connection (not a solid one) between the orphaned grandson of Aaron Pinson, Moses Grigg, his father, (purportedly) William Grigg IV and his mother, Sarah Ann Pinson. pp 71-72 of this book.
This is how our Grigg line connects up with William Grigg, the Immigrant who came as a Head Right with Thomas Liggon in 1663 who received 800 acres in Virginia for transporting 16 persons including William Grigg. William Grigg IV was the son of James Grigg I, who was the son of William Grigg II, who was the son of William Grigg I, the Immigrant.

Moses Grigg's first recorded identity is uncovered by comparing two Wills in this reference: 975.5643/P2el, Early Wills, 1746-1765, Lunenburg Co. VA, by Katherine B. Elliott.

a. p. 18, Will 7 Nov 1747, Christopher Ramboe, Will Book 1, page 8, Rec. 1 Aug 1748- Names Aaron Pinson's Children including Sarah Ann Pinson wherein she was to receive cattle and other personal property.

b. pp 58-59, Aaron Pinson, Sr., Will Book 1, p. 223, Will dated 26 Dec 1757- Rec. 7 Mar 1758, makes a will to his children, but not naming Sarah Ann Pinson, while naming his grandson, Moses Grigg through his son, Thomas Pinson, as follows: Item I give and unto my son Thomas Pinson one cow and calf upon condition to return one cow and calf unto my grandson Moses Grigg, upon the day he shall become of age.

c. There is about 10 years between the Will of Christopher Ramboe, 7 Nov 1747 and that of Aaron Pinson, 26 Dec 1757. During this 10 year period, we assume that Sarah Ann Pinson either: (1) Married a Grigg, and had Moses, then died, leaving the child with her father, since she was not named in Aaron Pinson's Will (1757) but was named in Christopher Ramboe's Will (1747). Aaron Pinson gives Sarah Ann's legacy bequeathed to her by Ramboe to Thomas Pinson for Moses Grigg, his grandson when he becomes of age. Moses stays with Thomas Pinson until he is of age. (2) As Cleo states in her book that William Grigg IV married Sarah Ann Pinson, Sarah Ann died and William became financially distressed and his kids were bound out under guardianship. Moses Grigg was apprenticed to Thomas Pinson by 1764. The problem with this assumption is that the Sarah that was William Grigg's wife didn't die until after 1763 when a court record shows she relinquished her dower right in land in Amelia County, Virginia. This was over six years after Aaron Pinson's death and Will and Moses Grigg was never mentioned as part of the family of William IV and Sarah. In 1769 the five children of William Grigg IV, Peter Grigg III, Mary, Elizabeth, Martha and Susannah were bound out by the Amelia County Court to the Notaway Parish Church Wardens. At this time Moses Grigg would have been about 21 years old. (3) Sarah Ann could have had the child out of wedlock, left the child with her father, Aaron Pinson and she eloped with the father of the child or some other person. (4) Either Sarah Ann or Eleanor could have had the child by a Grigg father and left the child with Grandpa Pinson to be raised.

3. Earl William (Bill) Kennedy, Orange City, Iowa,a research correspondent of Cleo's for a number of years. He is a descendant of Joseph Vasser Grigg, who was the youngest son of Moses Grigg.

4. Charlotte Grigg Watkins, Emporia, Virginia, a correspondent of Cleo's on Grigg research in Virginia.

5. Lloyd Dewitt Bockstruck, a professional Librarian of Dallas, Texas, a correspondent of Cleo's on Grigg research in Virginia

6. James M. Black, a professional Genealogist, Salt Lake City, Utah. He was hired for a brief time in 1975 to give his opionion on the Moses Grigg search for his father and mother. Mr. Black says, "There is no question in my mind about the relationship of Moses Grigg with the Griggs of Bristol Parish. Moses was obviously either a son of James and Frances Grigg or a grandson of his brother, William Grigg, Junior, whose wife was Elizabeth."

C. New Research That has been done in the past year, 6-1-94.

1. 975.5/U2g, Apprentices of Virginia, 1623-1800, by Harold B. Gill, Jr.

Page 104, Moses Grigg, Prince William Co., VA, MASTER: J.C. Butler, Occ. Joiner, beg. date: 09/05/1768, Ending Date: Unspecified, Sex, Male, Race, White, Source: Dettingen Parish Vestry Books, 1749-1785.

2. F0031089, Dettingen Parish Episcopal Church, Prince William County, VA, Title: Vestry Books, 1745-1802, Entry: 5 Sep 1768 in Dettingen Parish, Order for James Carter Butler to take Moses Grigg as an apprentice.


D. 6-4-94 I spent the evening at the Library searching Mecklenburg County, VA for the Griggs, Williams, Pinson, Hursts. I search the books on Marriages, Tombstones, Histories and Deeds and Wills. The Pinsons seem to show up most often in these records.

1. 975.5645, Early Wills 1765-1799, Mecklenburg County, VA

a. p. 35, Will of Joel Elam, bk 4, p. 49, Names children, Patty Grigg, Sabery Grigg and grandson, John Elam Grigg, 21 Apr 1797, rec. 10 Sep 1798.

b. p. 70, Will of Benjamin Pullman, bk 3, p. 138, Bequests to Joseph Pinson and Boyd Pinson, sons of Thomas Pinson, dated 15 Apr 1792.

2. 975.5645/D2e, Early Settlers of Mecklenburg Co., VA

a. Deed Bk 6, William Williams and Lucy, his wife to William Taylor, consideration 13 pounds, 200 acres on branches of Miles Creek, Adjoining Ballard, Holloway and Williams, Witnesses: Joseph Dobson and John Speed, Jun., Signed William Williams and Lucy Williams, dated 3 Jun 1760, rec. 3 Jun 1760.

b. Lunenburg Co. Records, William Williams, Deed of Gift, Deed Bk. 4, p. 97. William Williams of Brunswick Co., for love and affection for my children... I give them as follows: To my son, Matthew Williams, 258 ac. in Lunenburg where he now lives, part of grant 10 Feb 1748. To son, Lazarus Williams, 258 acres where he now lives, part of same patent. To daughter Anne Johnson, 258 ac. where she now lives, on north side of Long Branch, adjoining Parker, part of same patent. Witnesses: James McDaniel, John Montray, Richard Williams, Signed Wm. Williams, dated 1 Apr 1755, Rec. 1 Apr 1755.

3. 975.5645/V25e, Marriage Records 1765-1810, Mecklenburg County, VA by Katherine B. Elliott.

a. Arthur C. Atkinson and Elizabeth Pinson, Marriage Bond 12 Sep 1791, Married 29 Sep 1791, Minister James Read, Surety Thomas Pinson.

4. 975.5645/R2m, Mecklenburg County Virginia Deeds, 1765-1771. Vols 1-3.

a. Deed Bk. 1, p. 30, 27 Apr 1765 from Wm. Royster of M, to Thomas Akin of M, 300 ac. in M on S. side of Roanoke R. bounded by Aaron Pinson.

b. Deed Bk 1, p. 70, 4 Jul 1765 from Wm. Royster of M, to Henry Street of M, 200 ac. bounded by Aron Pinson.

c. Deed Bk 1, p. 120, 10 Aug 1765 from Aaron Pinson and Delilah, his wife, of M, to Thomas Pinson of M, 16# abt 100 ac in M, on s. side of Roanoke River, Signed Aaron (A his mark) Pinson, Delilah (+ her mark) Pinson, Sit: Thos STovall, John Williamson, William Fowler. Rec. 12 Aug 1765.

d. Deed Bk 1, p. 121, from John Stovall of Granville Co., North Carolina, to Thomas Stovall of M, for 10 #, land of 400 ac. in M, branch of Grassy Cr., Witness: Aaron (A his mark), Thomas (T his mark) Pinson, Rec. 12 Aug 1765.

e. Deed Bk 2, p. 73, 13 Jun 1768 from Thomas Pinson of M, to John Winn of M, for 45# a certain tract of land abt 100 ac. in M on the S. side of Roanoke R., Signed: Thomas (T his mark) Pinson.

f. Deed Bk 2, p. 80, 13 Jun 1768 from Aaron Pinson of M, to Thomas Vowell of Amelia Co., for 25#, a certain tract of land in M, abt 218 ac. bounded by Wm. Royster, Thomas Pinson, Blue Cr, the old line, on the river Hill, Signed: Aaron (A his mark) Pinson, Wit: none. The Deed was acknowledged by Aaron Pinson and Deliliah, his wife, rec. 13 Jun 1768.

g. Deed Bk 2, p. 152, 14 Nov 1768 from Aaron Pinson of M, to Thomas Glass of M, for 20#, tract containing abt 150 ac. bounded by Blew Cr, a new line, the old line, Thomas Pinson, Signed: Aaron (A for his mark) Pinson, Wit, none, The deed was acknowledged by Aaron Pinson and Delilah, his wife, rec. 14 Nov 1768.

5. 975.5645/R2m,Vol 2, Mecklenburg County, Virginia Deeds, 1771-1776, by T.L.C. Genealogy.

a. Deed Bk 4, p. 148, 13 Sep 1773 from Thomas Pinson of M and St James Parish, to Peyton Skipwith Baronet of same, for 50#, a certain tract of land in M and St James Parish on S. side of the Roanoke R. containing abt 1 ac. 1 rod and 12 poles, bounded by the river bank at Wm Royster's upper corner, said Pinson. Pinson reserves for himself his fishing landing on the river, which is intended as a ferry landing, and a road for free egress and regress thereto for the use of said and benefit of said Skipwith, together with all timbers, profits, and emouluments attending the said road and ferry, Signed: Thomas (+ his mark) Pinson.

The following are some ideas gleaned from the above transactions that might assist in our search for Moses Grigg's father and mother.
1. The Pinson Brothers, Aaron and Thomas could not sign their names but with a mark.

2. Wm Royster was a neighbor and appeared on many legal documents with the Pinsons and is a possible relative.

3. One document states that Thomas Pinson was of Mecklenburg County and also of St James Parish. This gives us the clue to search the St James Parish for Thomas Pinson and Moses Grigg connection. As he was guardian of Moses Grigg.

4. Delilah Pinson, wife of Aaron Pinson also signed her name with a mark.

5. The Moses Grigg that was bound out to J.C. Butler in the Detingen Parish of the Episcopal Church of Prince William County, VA in 1768 was not likely our Moses Grigg becaue our Moses Grigg would have been about 20 years old by that time since our computed birth date for him was 1748.

The following is a listing of the research done in the Virginia Colonial Abstracts during 1995 at the Family History Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

VIRGINIA COLONIAL ABSTRACTS
By Beverly Fleet

TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR 33 VOLUMES
By L. Richard Grigg
Each volume is indexed
Call No. 975.5/C78

These Records were searched volume by volume for the names of: GRIGG, HURST, PELL, PINSON, OYLER, RAMBO AND WILLIAMS. 5-18-95

Volume 1, Lancaster County Records, Book 2, 1654-1666.

Volume 2, Northumberland Co. Records, Book 2, 1652-1655.
Bk 14, 20 Sep 1652- 20 Aug 1655, Mary Griggs, p. 7, Headright for Richard Turney, 250 ac. due for trans., Order Bk 2, 20 Sep 1652.

Volume 3, Northumberland Co. Records of Births, 1661-1810.

Volume 4, King and Queen Co. Records of 18th Century Persons.

Volume 5, King and Queen Co. Records of 18th Century Persons.
Joseph Hurst, p. 15, Revelutionary War Service, Miss Roddy's List.

Volume 6, King and Queen Co. Records of 18th Century Persons.
Francis Griggs, p. 5, FFrancis Griggs COR, Declaration of the inhabitants of King and Queen Co. 1701/2.

Volume 7, King and Queen Co. Records of 18th Century Persons.
Francis Griggs, p. 50, Wit to deed 6 May 1704, from John Claybourne to John Graves, 100 ac.

Volume 8, Essex Co. Wills and Deeds, 1711-1714.
William Williams, pp. 1, 20, 27, 70, 78.

Volume 9, Essex Co. Wills and Deeds, 1714-1717.
William Williams, pp. 7, 35, 43, 58.
John Griggs, p. 11, Wit to friend's Will, was executor for John Henderkin Will.
John Griggs, p. 61, Wit to discharge of John Pickett and Alex How- Thomas Whealler, two orphans.

Volume 10, Charles City Co. Court Orders 1655-1658.
William Williams, deed, p. 25, 1655/6, Anthony Wyatt to Robt Bugiss, 400 ac. in Apomattock Co.
Volume 11, Charles City Co. Court Orders, 1658-1661.

Volume 12, Charles City Co. Court Orders, 1661-1664.

Volume 13, Charles City Co. Court Orders, 1664-1665.
Fragments, 1650-1696.
William Williams, p. 81, p. 513 of Misc. Court Orders agreement between Wm. Williams Plt & John Sturdevant, Dft, to have Dft's 200 ac. laid out first before Plt's 400 ac., Court Order, 1672-74.

Volume 14, King and Queen Co. Record of 18th Century People.

Volume 15, King and Queen Co. Record of 18th Century People.

Volume 16, Richmond Co. Records, 1692-1704.

Volume 17, Richmond Co. Records, 1704-1724.

Volume 18, Accomack Co. Records 1632-1637.

Volume 19, Northumbia Collectanea, A-L, 1645-1720.
(1) Henry Hurst, p. 89, gives heifer to Anne Abbott, 24 May 1650, 1.40 (2) Oath to Commenwealth of Eng. 13 Apr 1652, (3) Concerning John Place to under tuition of Henry Hurst of Wiccomoco til age to choose guardina, 22 May 1656, 14.83.

Volume 20, Northumbria Collectanea, M-Z, 1645-1720.
(1) Wm Williams and John of St. Stephens Parish presented for ab from Church, 15 May 1717, 6.202.
(2) Wm Williams sued by Robt and Eliz Jones 7200 lbs Tobbaco, 20 Feb 1718/19, 6.306.

Volume 21, Henrico Co., Southside Records, 1736.

Volume 22, Lancaster Co. Court Orders, 1652-1655.
(1) Tobias Horton- a number of court cases and land certificates for importing 3 persons, 1652-55.
(2) Toby Hurst to appraise estate of Thomas Meads, 6 Jun 1655, p. 197.
(3) Mr. Grigs sold a servant to Mr. Rod Parett, 24 Feb 1652/3, See Parett's name, p. 45.

Volume 23, Westmoreland Co. Records 1653-1657.

Volume 24, York Co. Records, 1633-1646.
(1) Wm. Williams Wit deed 11 Oct 1640, Christopher Abbott of Chishisoke, VA to Wm. Sutton, 40 ac.
(2) John Griggs:
P. 39, Arrested George GR Ruttland.
P. 45, , No. 2, p. 64, Bill, 9 Mar 1645, Wit.
P. 49, No. 2, p. 70 John Griggs, Attorney of Belchamber.
P. 55, No. 2, p. 77, Humphrey Hanmore Willed John Griggs house and grounds.
P. 70, No. 2, p. 100 Atty for Richard Belchamber.
P. 88, No. 2, p. 134 given power of atty fy John Merrymac.

P. 91, No. 2, p. 142, Atty to supervisor of estate.

Volume 25, York Co. Records, 1646-1648.
John Griggs Entries:
P. 33, Records, p. 197, Wm. Holland left owning Griggs
P. 38, Records, p. 206, John Holding took 1 hhd Tob. from Griggs.
P. 39, Records, p. 208, Nicholas Clark to pay 1500 lbs Tob.
P. 50, Records, p. 273, Wit Deed of Peeter Rigby, 24 Sep 1647
P. 51, Records, p. 274, Wit Bill of Sale.
P. 94, Records, p. 375, Listed as creditor of Thos Deacon Est

Volume 26, York Co. Records, 1648-1657.
John Griggs Jr and Sr., Margery, p. 54, No. 1, p. 265, see copy- Legacy given by Wm. Hay who married Margery Griggs, wife of John Griggs, decd, had 2 children, one John Griggs, Jr.

Volume 27, King and Queen Co. Records of 18th Century Persons.
John Griggs, p. 27, Essex Co. Deed Bk, 24, 1745-1749, p. 5 Lease and Release, 6-7, Oct 1745, John Griggs, St. Stephens Parish, in King and Queen Co. sells John Boughan of Farnham Parish, Essex Co. 200 ac. S Farnham Par.

Volume 28, King and Queen Co. 8th Collection.
Josiah Grigg, p. 34, Amelia Co. Trans. of King and Queen Co. for land, Wit Deed of John Ragsdale, 15 Feb 1744.

Volume 29, Essex Co. Records, 1703-1706.
14 Wm Williams Transactions.

Volume 30, Huntington Library Data, 1607-1850.
Jospeh Pell Will, p. 68, BR Box 186, dated 8 Dec. 1803, Probate in Norfolk Co. 15 Oct 1804.

Volume 31, Lower Norfolk Co. Records, 1651-1654.

Volume 32, Accomack Co. Records, 1637-1640.

Volume 33, King and Queen Co., 9th Collection.


939. Elizabeth

Ancestral File 1992 Ed.
Top of Form 1 Posted by: Gary Pinson <http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-genforum/email.cgi?157675586> Date: July 13, 2001 at 12:55:35
In Reply to: Re: did AARON PINSON wed ELIZABETH RAMBO? <http://genforum.genealogy.com/pinson/messages/762.html> by ggypsyrose of 934
Bottom of Form 1
First, I'm descended from Reverend Aaron Pinson, not Aaron Pinson Sr. (d. 1758 Lunenburg)and don't know anything about Rambos. I do believe my Pinson line and that of Aaron Pinson Sr. (d. 1758 Lunenburg)are common and may stem from a Thomas Pinson who was in Lancaster Co. Va. in 1700---that's another story. I'd like a Lunenburg Pinson researcher to correct us if we're wrong, because my impression is that this whole Rambo/Pinson thing may stem from confusion between the Fairfax Va. (Rev. Aaron etc) and Lunenburg Pinson lines and potential connections of each with a Rambo(e), who may or may not have been related to Swan Rambo Sr. Information on the Rambo family forum doesn't mention a daughter Elizabeth for Swan Rambo Sr who they have born 1677 then dying in Pa. while Aaron Pinson Sr. is way south in Spotsylvania Va by 1727 and on the North Carolina border (Lunenburg Va.) by 1733. Swan Rambo Jr. is listed born 1720 and married to a Jane Pinson. He couldn't be the father of Aaron Pinson Sr.s wife Elizabeth, since she is found releasing her dower on a sale of land in Spotsylvania Co. Va. in 1732. A couple of Swan Rambo Jr's siblings are shown on the Rambo forum as being born in Lancaster/Chester Pa. and then migrating to Augusta Co Va. (in the Shenandoah Valley)where their children are members of the Quaker Church. One of these brothers is mentioned living in Orange Co. N.C. 1750's and then 96 district S.C.---same movements as two Fairfax Pinsons, Rev. Aaron and Joseph Pinson. Separate research I've done indicates Irish Quakers from Nottingham, Chester Co. Pa. (also listed as Cecil Co. Md. due to changing state line)started moving into Fairfax Va. in the 1720's and 30's. Remember, that is where the Fairfax (Pope's Head Run) Pinsons were at by the 1720's into the 1740's. Some of these Quakers then crossed the Mtn's into the Shenandoah Valley (at nearby Keye's gap) and were affilited with the Quakers in Augusta Co. This route down the Shenandoah is probably the same one traveled by the Reverend Aaron and Joseph Pinson when they migrated to Orange Co. N.C. (on Va. line) by the early 1750's. So, it does seem likely that Swan Rambo could have entered into Fairfax Co. Va. and married one of the Pinson's located on Pope's Head run. I don't know what the Rambo's have for proof of this marriage to Jane Pinson, but it seems plausible. However, it seems highly problematic that a member of this Rambo Clan would have married Aaron Pinson Sr. (d. 1758)because Aaron's movements and that of this Rambo clan don't seem to conform. They don't look like they get close to each other. Aaron Pinson Sr. seems to have followed the Rappahanouk River up to near it's branching with the Rapidan, settled briefly, then moved south to the N.C./Va. border---at the same time, the Rambo clan appears rooted in Pa. As to the 1747 Lunenburg Va. will of Christopher Ramboe. The on line transcription shows him leaving his estate to Aaron Pinson Sr. and Aaron's children, but doesn't mention his relationship to them. A father in law might do such a thing but... Furthermore, Aaron Pinson Sr.s will transcription lists Christopher Ramburry (not Ramboe), godfather to his children. So, both wills need to be read to determine whether it was Ramburry or Ramboe, or someone erred in the transcription, of one or both. Most likely, the writing will not be easily deciferable and other documents will be needed for comparison. Assuming it was Christopher Ramboe, what connection did he have with Swan Rambo Sr.? The people at the Rambo forum don't appear to show a Christopher Ramboe. The only mention I can find of him on the Rambo forum are by the same people questioning about his 1747 Lunenburg will on this forum. That's reason to wonder if his name was Ramboe. Is there any other documentation for showing a Christopher Ramboe in Lunenburg? So, in summary, did Rambo/Pinson researchers see the 1747 Lunenburg Va. will of Christopher Ramboe (?) and confuse it with the marriage (?) of Swan Rambo Jr. (1740's Fairfax Va.?) to Jane Pinson (?), which happened years after Aaron (d. 1758 Lunenburg)Pinson Sr's marriage? As a side note, Reverend Aaron Pinson (from Fairfax)was a generation younger than Aaron (d. 1758 Lunenburg)Pinson Sr., but he also married an Elizabeth and her maiden name is unknown. Many of us suspect she may have been a Brown, and the Irish Quakers I mentioned contained two Brown siblings that married two Norton Siblings. The son of one of these couplings, Edward Norton, is later found as a close neigbor of Reverend Aaron Pinson's son Joseph in Pendleton S.C. c. 1810. Joseph Pinson's son Aaron is then found as co-administrator of Gideon Norton's estate in Macon Co. N.C. Gideon Norton was a son of above mentioned Edward Norton. An older Joseph Pinson (believed Rev. Aaron Pinson's brother)had a son Richard, as proven by the Fairfax will of Joseph's father in law, Richard Omohundro. A Quaker Richard Pinson, believed by some of us to be Joseph's son, shows up in the same area on N.C. as this Joseph Pinson (and Rev. Aaron Pinson) lived in 1750's and 60's. Religious conversion was rampant on the frontier in the 1700's. If there is evidence of an Elizabeth Rambo, from the Swan Rambo clan, marrying an Aaron Pinson in Fairfax Va. I'd be very interested. It would be Elizabeth wife of Reverend Aaron Pinson, not Elizabeth wife of Aaron (d. 1758 Lunenburg Va.)Pinson Sr.


940. Thomas HURST

Records of Cleo Grigg Johnson Gilchrist, Boise, Idaho


963. Mary HARRISON

1996 Anc. File.
unproven


994. Aaron PINSON

TRACKING AARON PINSONS
By ARCILEE FROST, PINSON RESEARCHER
AARON PINSON, SR. was born in 1688 in Lunenburg Co., VA to Thomas Pinson and Elizabeth White. He settled in Aaron Creek, Lunenburg Co., VA before 1720. In 1721, he married Elizabeth Rambo daughter of Swan Rambo from Pennsylvania. Her brother, Christopher, was God-father to the Pinson children, and he names each of them in his will. Aaron Pinson had 5 children Aaron Jr., Thomas, Sarah Ann, Elinor, and John). All but Sarah Ann were named in his will which was dated 26 December 1757. (Recorded in Lunenburg Co., VA, Will Book 1, page 113). It is assumed that Sarah Ann had died because her share was left to her son, Moses Grigg. Aaron’s sons Aaron (Jr) and Thomas were executors of his estate, and he signed his mark. Virginia records indicate that Aaron signed his mark on legal records because he was blind. According to information on the internet, Aaron married Delilah Cunningham after Elizabeth’s death, and they had a son, Joseph.
(Aaron Pinson and Elizabeth Rambo along with their children can
be found in the LDS Ancestral File). Other sources that document the above information are Lunenburg County, Virginia land records, Halifax County, Virginia property deeds, and information compiled by Cleo Grigg
Johnson (descendant of Aaron Sr. and Moses Grigg).

AARON PINSON, JR. was born in 1721 in Aaron’s Creek, Lunenburg, VA, son of Aaron Pinson and Elizabeth Rambo. He married Delilah Stovall, born about 1735 in Goochland, Henrico Co., VA (then American Colonies). Aaron died 5 April 1801 in Granville, NC. (Source is his will where he leaves all to his wife Delilah.) He was exempt from paying taxes in 1786 and 1769 because he was blind according to Granville County Court Minutes (1746/1820) page 7. Delilah and his son Isaac were named executrix and executor of his will. It was recorded in Will Book 5, page 143, Granville Co., NC., and according to his will, following the death of Delilah, his property was to be sold and divided among his 12 children (Thomas, Dorcus, Elizabeth, Sarah, Annie, William, Mary, John, Isaac, David, Aaron, and Zacharias, all named in the will.) The appraisal of his estate was dated October 27, 1803 in Granville Co., NC. Aaron’s daughter Dorcus married Stephen Austin, and they are the ancestors of a large group of individuals scattered throughout the southeastern part of the country. Aaron’s
son Aaron was known as Aaron of Spartanburg, a great colonizer of parts of
eastern Kentucky and Tennessee.

AARON PINSON, III, known as REVEREND, was born about 1729. He is the son of JOHN PINSON and ANN HURST and the grandson of AARON PINSON, SR. He married Elizabeth Wells, and according to Laurens Co., SC Probate Court, he leaves his entire estate to his wife Elizabeth, but he does mention 5 of his children: Moses, Isaac, Jemimah, Mary, and John. However, he had 5 other children: Aaron, Nelly, Joseph, Ruth, and Marmaduke. His will, dated 21 February, 1794, is in his own hand writing and matches his signature. “I, Aaron Pinson Minister of the Gospel of the State of South Carolina and County of Laurens being weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God…? He served in the Orange Co., NC Regiment in 1773 in Washington Co., TN during “Indian raids and lawlessness caused by settlers fleeing part of NC…? He was ordained a Minister of the Gospel and established the Rabun Baptist Church
in Laurens County in 1767. (He is frequently confused with AARON of
SPARTANBURG who moved to Kentucky in 1807.) His son Joseph served in the Revolutionary War and was also a great colonizer in the southern states.
His son Marmaduke was a wealthy plantation owner in Laurens County, SC.
The sources for the above information came from Laurens County Court
Records, Laurens County deeds, and records in Warren County, Kentucky
as well as Washington County, Missouri.

AARON PINSON, AARON OF SPARTANBURG (SC) was the son of AARON PINSON, JR. and DELILA STOVAL. He, too, was a minister, and often confused with REV. AARON PINSON (son of his uncle, John Pinson). He was born in Orange County, North Carolina, in about 1754, and he died 29 June 1831 in Washington County, Missouri. Land records in the
Granville, North Carolina Abstracts , 1808-1833 Vol. 2 were consulted for
information about this individual. No will has been obtained on this individual, but Aaron can be found in Washington County, Missouri in 1830, and he died there in 1831. He was in Warren County, Kentucky in 1807 and in 1800 he was in Spartanburg, South Carolina with several of his children. (It
is not know exactly how many children he had, but 4 are known for sure: Aaron, Zephaniah, Joseph, Elizabeth. According to the internet (Ancestry. Com), other children are said to belong to Aaron and his wife Elizabeth:
Lot, Nathan, Larkin, Cassandra.

Lunenburg Co., Va. Wills book 1, pg 8 and 223.
Halifax Co, VA. Deeds book II, pg 214, Bk 20, pg 570.
Mecklenburg Co., VA Wills bk 4, p. 225.
Granville Co., NC Will Bk 5, p. 143-144, bk 1, p. 313
Laurens Co., SC Wills Bk D--1, p. 46, bndl 59, pkg 11.
Early Settlers of Mecklenburg Co., VA p. 189, by Elliot.
Col. Wm. Byrd in his "Journey to the Land of Eden" pub. 1733 mentions Aaron
Pinson as living on Tewahominy Creek, VA. p. 406.

223: 26 Dec 1757 - Will of Aron Pinson; to son Aaron Pinson, 100 ac of land whereon testator lives (up river to point Wm Royster & sons know of, to saw pitt line); to son Thos Pinson, 150 land whereon testator lives (adj Aaron, up riv, up crk, to back line); to son John
Pinson, 150 ac (adj where testator lives, from mouth of crk, up riv, to back line); to son Thos,mare, horse, cow/heifer (gifts of son's godfather Christopher Ranbury); to dau Elinor Pinson, mare, colt, cow/calf, heifer (gifts of dau's godfather Christopher Ranburry), to son Thos, cow (but must return cow/calf to grandson Moses Grigg when of age); to son Thos, testator's bed/furniture; remainder estate eq div among his children; names sons Aaron/Thos exors Wit: Henry Phillip Hart, William Royster, Stephen Wiles Sig: Aaron (A) Pinson

AARON PINSON, SR. of LUNENBURG
FINAL WILL & TESTAMENT


Aaron Pinson, Sr. of Lunenburg County, Virginia wrote his will on December 26,
1757. The source for this Will and Testament is Lunenburg County, Virginia, Will Book
No. 1, With Inventories, Accounts, Etc, 1746-1762, page 223. The Inventory of the
Estate is on page 225. The Will was exhibited and proved on March 7, 1758. This
has been copied from the Will Book as it is printed, no changes in spelling or punctuation were made.

Whereas I, Aaron Pinson Sr of Lunenburg am very weak in body -
To my son Aaron Pinson - 100 acres belonging to my land whereon I now live, running up the River to a mulberry tree which William Royster and my sons know of, thence straight out to the saw pitt line.
To my son Thomas Pinson - part of the land whereon I now live, beginning at that certain mulberry tree that Royster & my sons know, running up the River to the “Mouth of Creek,? thence up the Creek to a certain Mockb Hicory, thence crossing over a point to a Branch, containing about 150 acres.
To my son John Pinson - about 150 acres, joining whereon I live, beginning at the Mouth of the Creek, running up the River to a corner hickory, thence out to the Back Line.
To my son Thomas Pinson - 1 grey mare and a bay horse and a cow and heifer. Said mare is the gift of his Godfather Christopher Rambo.
To my daughter Elinor Pinson - a horse and horse colt, and a cow and calf and heifer, they being the gift of her Godfather, Christopher Rambo.
To my son Thomas Pinson - 1 cow and calf, upon condition to return 1 cow and calf to my grandson, Moses Grigg, upon the day he shall com of age. I give Thomas 1 bed and furniture whereon I am now lying.



After the expense of my funeral is discharged, whatever goods and chattels I leave behind me, may be equally divided among my children, after my worldly contracts are discharged.

Executors - my sons, Aaron Pinson and Thomas Pinson.

Signed December 26, 1757 - Aaron Pinson (A his mark)

Witnesses - Henry Phillip Hart, William Royster, Stephen Wiles.


At March 7, 1758 Court, the will of the deceased was exhibited by both executors, and the same was proved by the oaths of 2 of the witnesses, which was ordered to be recorded, and on the motion of the said executors, certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate of said will, they giving security, whereupon the, together with Richard Yancey and William Royster, their securities, entered into bond for that purpose.

AARON PINSON INVENTORY
1 horse gelding 1 feather bed & furniture
1 horse colt 1 plank box 4 hankerceifs
2 old books & sundres 1 honey Rasor 1 pair money scales
1 mare colt 1 parcel old lumber
1 Rone colt 1 parcel beans
1 horse gelding ? old pale & 3 old piggins
3 old sheep 1 lamb 1 clasp knife
3 young cows 1 churn & 1 old cask
3 2 year old & one year old cattle 4 old bells
1 plow & 3 hoes 1 fish gigg & Harpen
2 old casks 1 wheel & cards
1 cow & year old calf 3 old cask 1 sack salt
1 ? cutting saw 2 neels ? Hides
Cash Parcel tand leather
2 old sadels 2 saddle trees ? trees ?
2 old guns 1 bridle & 2 ranes
2 beds & furniture 2 leather wallets
2 pots & 1 frying pan 1 deerskin 2 sheep skins
Parcel of old pater ? Lots of Puter
2 Stanford Jane old Findle ? Pinsons wearing clothes
Carpenter tools 2 chairs & 1 cotton book

Rec: 7 Mar 1757, sd exors granted probate; Richd Yancey, Wm Royster securities
225: 28 Mar 1758 - (Ct order Mar 1758) Inventory estate Aaron Pinson deed; 2 horse geldings, 2 horse colts, 3 sheep/lamb, 7 cattle, plow/3 hoes, 2 old casks, cow/yearling, craws cutting saw, cash, 2 old sadeIs/2 old guns, 2 old beds/furniture, 2 old potts/frying pan, old purer, 2 sarslsauce] pans, old trundle, carpenters tools, 2 turners coles[?], fluke[?] hoe, parsel old iron, feather bed/furniture, plank box, 4 hankerchiefs, hone/raser, pr money scales, parcel k old lumber, 3 glass bottles, stone jugg, cedar pale/3 old piggins, 2 old books, ceder churn, old cash, 4 old bells, fish gigg, harpin iron, wheel/cards, plank box, 3 old books, old cask, 2 neets hides, tand leather, 2 sadie trees/3 reeping hooks, bridle/2 bands, 2 leather wallets, sadie housing, dear skin, old puter, hales, 2 old baggs/2 old sifters, 2 sheep skin.~, sd Pinsons wearing cloathes, peck salt, peck beanes, 2 chairs, pr cotton boots, dryed peas, old cart, clasp knife; further inventory: 3 horses, 5 hoggs, 5 sows/piggs, 2 sows with pigg, 21 shoates, 35 bbl/3 bu 3 pecks of Indian corn
Rec: 4 Apr 1758 Sig: John Jones, Owen (O) Franklin, William (X) Caibreath apprs

GRIGG FAMILY RESEARCH
By L. Richard Grigg

A. Research Goal: To prove the parentage of my 3rd great grandfather, Moses Grigg who married Martha Hurst in about 1769 in Virginia.

B. Previous Research: A number of researchers have been trying to find the parents of our Moses Grigg over the past 50 years.

1. Myself, Dick Grigg and my wife, Angie Grigg as we are both descendants of Moses Grigg.

2. Cleo Grigg Johnson Gilchrist, my double cousin of Boise, Idaho and our Family Genealogist.

a. Cleo's first book, Five Generations of Mormonism, A Grigg Genealogy, published in 1956 says on page 7, "The first authentic record of Moses Grigg is found in the early Quaker rolls of New Garden Monthly Meeting in Guilford County, which was part of Rowan and Orange Counties in North Carolina before it was formed into Guilford in 1770." Moses and Martha and nine children were received into this Meeting in 1777.
Cleo at that time thought the clerk forgot to record what Quaker Monthly Meeting they had been received from, but it was later learned that the Griggs were received on their "Own Recognizance" which meant they were converts.
This was at the time of the Revolutionary War when the Church of England was disestablished in America and many former Church of England members were flocking to other protestant churches. We think this is why Moses Grigg and his family joined the Quaker Church.

b. In 1976, my wife, Angie and I were invited back to Richmond, Virginia to look over a vast amount of Grigg research records in the possession of William Franklin Grigg III, known as "Bill." Bill's grandfather on his mother's side, Oliver Harold Carper had been doing Virginia Grigg research since his daughter, Betty Carper had married William Franklin Grigg II in 1942. These papers are called "The Carper Manuscripts" and Bill let us look through them a whole week and bring back what we thought was worth preserving. We turned "The Carper Manuscripts" over to Cleo and she took this new material along with her previous material and material from a number of her research correspondents and put together another book called William Grigg I Immigrant to the Virginia Colony, 340 Years of His Descendants, 1640-1980, by Cleo Grigg Johnson Gilchrist, 1980.
It is in this book that Cleo makes a connection (not a solid one) between the orphaned grandson of Aaron Pinson, Moses Grigg, his father, (purportedly) William Grigg IV and his mother, Sarah Ann Pinson. pp 71-72 of this book.
This is how our Grigg line connects up with William Grigg, the Immigrant who came as a Head Right with Thomas Liggon in 1663 who received 800 acres in Virginia for transporting 16 persons including William Grigg. William Grigg IV was the son of James Grigg I, who was the son of William Grigg II, who was the son of William Grigg I, the Immigrant.

Moses Grigg's first recorded identity is uncovered by comparing two Wills in this reference: 975.5643/P2el, Early Wills, 1746-1765, Lunenburg Co. VA, by Katherine B. Elliott.

a. p. 18, Will 7 Nov 1747, Christopher Ramboe, Will Book 1, page 8, Rec. 1 Aug 1748- Names Aaron Pinson's Children including Sarah Ann Pinson wherein she was to receive cattle and other personal property.

b. pp 58-59, Aaron Pinson, Sr., Will Book 1, p. 223, Will dated 26 Dec 1757- Rec. 7 Mar 1758, makes a will to his children, but not naming Sarah Ann Pinson, while naming his grandson, Moses Grigg through his son, Thomas Pinson, as follows: Item I give and unto my son Thomas Pinson one cow and calf upon condition to return one cow and calf unto my grandson Moses Grigg, upon the day he shall become of age.

c. There is about 10 years between the Will of Christopher Ramboe, 7 Nov 1747 and that of Aaron Pinson, 26 Dec 1757. During this 10 year period, we assume that Sarah Ann Pinson either: (1) Married a Grigg, and had Moses, then died, leaving the child with her father, since she was not named in Aaron Pinson's Will (1757) but was named in Christopher Ramboe's Will (1747). Aaron Pinson gives Sarah Ann's legacy bequeathed to her by Ramboe to Thomas Pinson for Moses Grigg, his grandson when he becomes of age. Moses stays with Thomas Pinson until he is of age. (2) As Cleo states in her book that William Grigg IV married Sarah Ann Pinson, Sarah Ann died and William became financially distressed and his kids were bound out under guardianship. Moses Grigg was apprenticed to Thomas Pinson by 1764. The problem with this assumption is that the Sarah that was William Grigg's wife didn't die until after 1763 when a court record shows she relinquished her dower right in land in Amelia County, Virginia. This was over six years after Aaron Pinson's death and Will and Moses Grigg was never mentioned as part of the family of William IV and Sarah. In 1769 the five children of William Grigg IV, Peter Grigg III, Mary, Elizabeth, Martha and Susannah were bound out by the Amelia County Court to the Notaway Parish Church Wardens. At this time Moses Grigg would have been about 21 years old. (3) Sarah Ann could have had the child out of wedlock, left the child with her father, Aaron Pinson and she eloped with the father of the child or some other person. (4) Either Sarah Ann or Eleanor could have had the child by a Grigg father and left the child with Grandpa Pinson to be raised.

3. Earl William (Bill) Kennedy, Orange City, Iowa,a research correspondent of Cleo's for a number of years. He is a descendant of Joseph Vasser Grigg, who was the youngest son of Moses Grigg.

4. Charlotte Grigg Watkins, Emporia, Virginia, a correspondent of Cleo's on Grigg research in Virginia.

5. Lloyd Dewitt Bockstruck, a professional Librarian of Dallas, Texas, a correspondent of Cleo's on Grigg research in Virginia

6. James M. Black, a professional Genealogist, Salt Lake City, Utah. He was hired for a brief time in 1975 to give his opionion on the Moses Grigg search for his father and mother. Mr. Black says, "There is no question in my mind about the relationship of Moses Grigg with the Griggs of Bristol Parish. Moses was obviously either a son of James and Frances Grigg or a grandson of his brother, William Grigg, Junior, whose wife was Elizabeth."

C. New Research That has been done in the past year, 6-1-94.

1. 975.5/U2g, Apprentices of Virginia, 1623-1800, by Harold B. Gill, Jr.

Page 104, Moses Grigg, Prince William Co., VA, MASTER: J.C. Butler, Occ. Joiner, beg. date: 09/05/1768, Ending Date: Unspecified, Sex, Male, Race, White, Source: Dettingen Parish Vestry Books, 1749-1785.

2. F0031089, Dettingen Parish Episcopal Church, Prince William County, VA, Title: Vestry Books, 1745-1802, Entry: 5 Sep 1768 in Dettingen Parish, Order for James Carter Butler to take Moses Grigg as an apprentice.


D. 6-4-94 I spent the evening at the Library searching Mecklenburg County, VA for the Griggs, Williams, Pinson, Hursts. I search the books on Marriages, Tombstones, Histories and Deeds and Wills. The Pinsons seem to show up most often in these records.

1. 975.5645, Early Wills 1765-1799, Mecklenburg County, VA

a. p. 35, Will of Joel Elam, bk 4, p. 49, Names children, Patty Grigg, Sabery Grigg and grandson, John Elam Grigg, 21 Apr 1797, rec. 10 Sep 1798.

b. p. 70, Will of Benjamin Pullman, bk 3, p. 138, Bequests to Joseph Pinson and Boyd Pinson, sons of Thomas Pinson, dated 15 Apr 1792.

2. 975.5645/D2e, Early Settlers of Mecklenburg Co., VA

a. Deed Bk 6, William Williams and Lucy, his wife to William Taylor, consideration 13 pounds, 200 acres on branches of Miles Creek, Adjoining Ballard, Holloway and Williams, Witnesses: Joseph Dobson and John Speed, Jun., Signed William Williams and Lucy Williams, dated 3 Jun 1760, rec. 3 Jun 1760.

b. Lunenburg Co. Records, William Williams, Deed of Gift, Deed Bk. 4, p. 97. William Williams of Brunswick Co., for love and affection for my children... I give them as follows: To my son, Matthew Williams, 258 ac. in Lunenburg where he now lives, part of grant 10 Feb 1748. To son, Lazarus Williams, 258 acres where he now lives, part of same patent. To daughter Anne Johnson, 258 ac. where she now lives, on north side of Long Branch, adjoining Parker, part of same patent. Witnesses: James McDaniel, John Montray, Richard Williams, Signed Wm. Williams, dated 1 Apr 1755, Rec. 1 Apr 1755.

3. 975.5645/V25e, Marriage Records 1765-1810, Mecklenburg County, VA by Katherine B. Elliott.

a. Arthur C. Atkinson and Elizabeth Pinson, Marriage Bond 12 Sep 1791, Married 29 Sep 1791, Minister James Read, Surety Thomas Pinson.

4. 975.5645/R2m, Mecklenburg County Virginia Deeds, 1765-1771. Vols 1-3.

a. Deed Bk. 1, p. 30, 27 Apr 1765 from Wm. Royster of M, to Thomas Akin of M, 300 ac. in M on S. side of Roanoke R. bounded by Aaron Pinson.

b. Deed Bk 1, p. 70, 4 Jul 1765 from Wm. Royster of M, to Henry Street of M, 200 ac. bounded by Aron Pinson.

c. Deed Bk 1, p. 120, 10 Aug 1765 from Aaron Pinson and Delilah, his wife, of M, to Thomas Pinson of M, 16# abt 100 ac in M, on s. side of Roanoke River, Signed Aaron (A his mark) Pinson, Delilah (+ her mark) Pinson, Sit: Thos STovall, John Williamson, William Fowler. Rec. 12 Aug 1765.

d. Deed Bk 1, p. 121, from John Stovall of Granville Co., North Carolina, to Thomas Stovall of M, for 10 #, land of 400 ac. in M, branch of Grassy Cr., Witness: Aaron (A his mark), Thomas (T his mark) Pinson, Rec. 12 Aug 1765.

e. Deed Bk 2, p. 73, 13 Jun 1768 from Thomas Pinson of M, to John Winn of M, for 45# a certain tract of land abt 100 ac. in M on the S. side of Roanoke R., Signed: Thomas (T his mark) Pinson.

f. Deed Bk 2, p. 80, 13 Jun 1768 from Aaron Pinson of M, to Thomas Vowell of Amelia Co., for 25#, a certain tract of land in M, abt 218 ac. bounded by Wm. Royster, Thomas Pinson, Blue Cr, the old line, on the river Hill, Signed: Aaron (A his mark) Pinson, Wit: none. The Deed was acknowledged by Aaron Pinson and Deliliah, his wife, rec. 13 Jun 1768.

g. Deed Bk 2, p. 152, 14 Nov 1768 from Aaron Pinson of M, to Thomas Glass of M, for 20#, tract containing abt 150 ac. bounded by Blew Cr, a new line, the old line, Thomas Pinson, Signed: Aaron (A for his mark) Pinson, Wit, none, The deed was acknowledged by Aaron Pinson and Delilah, his wife, rec. 14 Nov 1768.

5. 975.5645/R2m,Vol 2, Mecklenburg County, Virginia Deeds, 1771-1776, by T.L.C. Genealogy.

a. Deed Bk 4, p. 148, 13 Sep 1773 from Thomas Pinson of M and St James Parish, to Peyton Skipwith Baronet of same, for 50#, a certain tract of land in M and St James Parish on S. side of the Roanoke R. containing abt 1 ac. 1 rod and 12 poles, bounded by the river bank at Wm Royster's upper corner, said Pinson. Pinson reserves for himself his fishing landing on the river, which is intended as a ferry landing, and a road for free egress and regress thereto for the use of said and benefit of said Skipwith, together with all timbers, profits, and emouluments attending the said road and ferry, Signed: Thomas (+ his mark) Pinson.

The following are some ideas gleaned from the above transactions that might assist in our search for Moses Grigg's father and mother.
1. The Pinson Brothers, Aaron and Thomas could not sign their names but with a mark.

2. Wm Royster was a neighbor and appeared on many legal documents with the Pinsons and is a possible relative.

3. One document states that Thomas Pinson was of Mecklenburg County and also of St James Parish. This gives us the clue to search the St James Parish for Thomas Pinson and Moses Grigg connection. As he was guardian of Moses Grigg.

4. Delilah Pinson, wife of Aaron Pinson also signed her name with a mark.

5. The Moses Grigg that was bound out to J.C. Butler in the Detingen Parish of the Episcopal Church of Prince William County, VA in 1768 was not likely our Moses Grigg becaue our Moses Grigg would have been about 20 years old by that time since our computed birth date for him was 1748.

The following is a listing of the research done in the Virginia Colonial Abstracts during 1995 at the Family History Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

VIRGINIA COLONIAL ABSTRACTS
By Beverly Fleet

TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR 33 VOLUMES
By L. Richard Grigg
Each volume is indexed
Call No. 975.5/C78

These Records were searched volume by volume for the names of: GRIGG, HURST, PELL, PINSON, OYLER, RAMBO AND WILLIAMS. 5-18-95

Volume 1, Lancaster County Records, Book 2, 1654-1666.

Volume 2, Northumberland Co. Records, Book 2, 1652-1655.
Bk 14, 20 Sep 1652- 20 Aug 1655, Mary Griggs, p. 7, Headright for Richard Turney, 250 ac. due for trans., Order Bk 2, 20 Sep 1652.

Volume 3, Northumberland Co. Records of Births, 1661-1810.

Volume 4, King and Queen Co. Records of 18th Century Persons.

Volume 5, King and Queen Co. Records of 18th Century Persons.
Joseph Hurst, p. 15, Revelutionary War Service, Miss Roddy's List.

Volume 6, King and Queen Co. Records of 18th Century Persons.
Francis Griggs, p. 5, FFrancis Griggs COR, Declaration of the inhabitants of King and Queen Co. 1701/2.

Volume 7, King and Queen Co. Records of 18th Century Persons.
Francis Griggs, p. 50, Wit to deed 6 May 1704, from John Claybourne to John Graves, 100 ac.

Volume 8, Essex Co. Wills and Deeds, 1711-1714.
William Williams, pp. 1, 20, 27, 70, 78.

Volume 9, Essex Co. Wills and Deeds, 1714-1717.
William Williams, pp. 7, 35, 43, 58.
John Griggs, p. 11, Wit to friend's Will, was executor for John Henderkin Will.
John Griggs, p. 61, Wit to discharge of John Pickett and Alex How- Thomas Whealler, two orphans.

Volume 10, Charles City Co. Court Orders 1655-1658.
William Williams, deed, p. 25, 1655/6, Anthony Wyatt to Robt Bugiss, 400 ac. in Apomattock Co.
Volume 11, Charles City Co. Court Orders, 1658-1661.

Volume 12, Charles City Co. Court Orders, 1661-1664.

Volume 13, Charles City Co. Court Orders, 1664-1665.
Fragments, 1650-1696.
William Williams, p. 81, p. 513 of Misc. Court Orders agreement between Wm. Williams Plt & John Sturdevant, Dft, to have Dft's 200 ac. laid out first before Plt's 400 ac., Court Order, 1672-74.

Volume 14, King and Queen Co. Record of 18th Century People.

Volume 15, King and Queen Co. Record of 18th Century People.

Volume 16, Richmond Co. Records, 1692-1704.

Volume 17, Richmond Co. Records, 1704-1724.

Volume 18, Accomack Co. Records 1632-1637.

Volume 19, Northumbia Collectanea, A-L, 1645-1720.
(1) Henry Hurst, p. 89, gives heifer to Anne Abbott, 24 May 1650, 1.40 (2) Oath to Commenwealth of Eng. 13 Apr 1652, (3) Concerning John Place to under tuition of Henry Hurst of Wiccomoco til age to choose guardina, 22 May 1656, 14.83.

Volume 20, Northumbria Collectanea, M-Z, 1645-1720.
(1) Wm Williams and John of St. Stephens Parish presented for ab from Church, 15 May 1717, 6.202.
(2) Wm Williams sued by Robt and Eliz Jones 7200 lbs Tobbaco, 20 Feb 1718/19, 6.306.

Volume 21, Henrico Co., Southside Records, 1736.

Volume 22, Lancaster Co. Court Orders, 1652-1655.
(1) Tobias Horton- a number of court cases and land certificates for importing 3 persons, 1652-55.
(2) Toby Hurst to appraise estate of Thomas Meads, 6 Jun 1655, p. 197.
(3) Mr. Grigs sold a servant to Mr. Rod Parett, 24 Feb 1652/3, See Parett's name, p. 45.

Volume 23, Westmoreland Co. Records 1653-1657.

Volume 24, York Co. Records, 1633-1646.
(1) Wm. Williams Wit deed 11 Oct 1640, Christopher Abbott of Chishisoke, VA to Wm. Sutton, 40 ac.
(2) John Griggs:
P. 39, Arrested George GR Ruttland.
P. 45, , No. 2, p. 64, Bill, 9 Mar 1645, Wit.
P. 49, No. 2, p. 70 John Griggs, Attorney of Belchamber.
P. 55, No. 2, p. 77, Humphrey Hanmore Willed John Griggs house and grounds.
P. 70, No. 2, p. 100 Atty for Richard Belchamber.
P. 88, No. 2, p. 134 given power of atty fy John Merrymac.

P. 91, No. 2, p. 142, Atty to supervisor of estate.

Volume 25, York Co. Records, 1646-1648.
John Griggs Entries:
P. 33, Records, p. 197, Wm. Holland left owning Griggs
P. 38, Records, p. 206, John Holding took 1 hhd Tob. from Griggs.
P. 39, Records, p. 208, Nicholas Clark to pay 1500 lbs Tob.
P. 50, Records, p. 273, Wit Deed of Peeter Rigby, 24 Sep 1647
P. 51, Records, p. 274, Wit Bill of Sale.
P. 94, Records, p. 375, Listed as creditor of Thos Deacon Est

Volume 26, York Co. Records, 1648-1657.
John Griggs Jr and Sr., Margery, p. 54, No. 1, p. 265, see copy- Legacy given by Wm. Hay who married Margery Griggs, wife of John Griggs, decd, had 2 children, one John Griggs, Jr.

Volume 27, King and Queen Co. Records of 18th Century Persons.
John Griggs, p. 27, Essex Co. Deed Bk, 24, 1745-1749, p. 5 Lease and Release, 6-7, Oct 1745, John Griggs, St. Stephens Parish, in King and Queen Co. sells John Boughan of Farnham Parish, Essex Co. 200 ac. S Farnham Par.

Volume 28, King and Queen Co. 8th Collection.
Josiah Grigg, p. 34, Amelia Co. Trans. of King and Queen Co. for land, Wit Deed of John Ragsdale, 15 Feb 1744.

Volume 29, Essex Co. Records, 1703-1706.
14 Wm Williams Transactions.

Volume 30, Huntington Library Data, 1607-1850.
Jospeh Pell Will, p. 68, BR Box 186, dated 8 Dec. 1803, Probate in Norfolk Co. 15 Oct 1804.

Volume 31, Lower Norfolk Co. Records, 1651-1654.

Volume 32, Accomack Co. Records, 1637-1640.

Volume 33, King and Queen Co., 9th Collection.


995. Elizabeth

Ancestral File 1992 Ed.
Top of Form 1 Posted by: Gary Pinson <http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-genforum/email.cgi?157675586> Date: July 13, 2001 at 12:55:35
In Reply to: Re: did AARON PINSON wed ELIZABETH RAMBO? <http://genforum.genealogy.com/pinson/messages/762.html> by ggypsyrose of 934
Bottom of Form 1
First, I'm descended from Reverend Aaron Pinson, not Aaron Pinson Sr. (d. 1758 Lunenburg)and don't know anything about Rambos. I do believe my Pinson line and that of Aaron Pinson Sr. (d. 1758 Lunenburg)are common and may stem from a Thomas Pinson who was in Lancaster Co. Va. in 1700---that's another story. I'd like a Lunenburg Pinson researcher to correct us if we're wrong, because my impression is that this whole Rambo/Pinson thing may stem from confusion between the Fairfax Va. (Rev. Aaron etc) and Lunenburg Pinson lines and potential connections of each with a Rambo(e), who may or may not have been related to Swan Rambo Sr. Information on the Rambo family forum doesn't mention a daughter Elizabeth for Swan Rambo Sr who they have born 1677 then dying in Pa. while Aaron Pinson Sr. is way south in Spotsylvania Va by 1727 and on the North Carolina border (Lunenburg Va.) by 1733. Swan Rambo Jr. is listed born 1720 and married to a Jane Pinson. He couldn't be the father of Aaron Pinson Sr.s wife Elizabeth, since she is found releasing her dower on a sale of land in Spotsylvania Co. Va. in 1732. A couple of Swan Rambo Jr's siblings are shown on the Rambo forum as being born in Lancaster/Chester Pa. and then migrating to Augusta Co Va. (in the Shenandoah Valley)where their children are members of the Quaker Church. One of these brothers is mentioned living in Orange Co. N.C. 1750's and then 96 district S.C.---same movements as two Fairfax Pinsons, Rev. Aaron and Joseph Pinson. Separate research I've done indicates Irish Quakers from Nottingham, Chester Co. Pa. (also listed as Cecil Co. Md. due to changing state line)started moving into Fairfax Va. in the 1720's and 30's. Remember, that is where the Fairfax (Pope's Head Run) Pinsons were at by the 1720's into the 1740's. Some of these Quakers then crossed the Mtn's into the Shenandoah Valley (at nearby Keye's gap) and were affilited with the Quakers in Augusta Co. This route down the Shenandoah is probably the same one traveled by the Reverend Aaron and Joseph Pinson when they migrated to Orange Co. N.C. (on Va. line) by the early 1750's. So, it does seem likely that Swan Rambo could have entered into Fairfax Co. Va. and married one of the Pinson's located on Pope's Head run. I don't know what the Rambo's have for proof of this marriage to Jane Pinson, but it seems plausible. However, it seems highly problematic that a member of this Rambo Clan would have married Aaron Pinson Sr. (d. 1758)because Aaron's movements and that of this Rambo clan don't seem to conform. They don't look like they get close to each other. Aaron Pinson Sr. seems to have followed the Rappahanouk River up to near it's branching with the Rapidan, settled briefly, then moved south to the N.C./Va. border---at the same time, the Rambo clan appears rooted in Pa. As to the 1747 Lunenburg Va. will of Christopher Ramboe. The on line transcription shows him leaving his estate to Aaron Pinson Sr. and Aaron's children, but doesn't mention his relationship to them. A father in law might do such a thing but... Furthermore, Aaron Pinson Sr.s will transcription lists Christopher Ramburry (not Ramboe), godfather to his children. So, both wills need to be read to determine whether it was Ramburry or Ramboe, or someone erred in the transcription, of one or both. Most likely, the writing will not be easily deciferable and other documents will be needed for comparison. Assuming it was Christopher Ramboe, what connection did he have with Swan Rambo Sr.? The people at the Rambo forum don't appear to show a Christopher Ramboe. The only mention I can find of him on the Rambo forum are by the same people questioning about his 1747 Lunenburg will on this forum. That's reason to wonder if his name was Ramboe. Is there any other documentation for showing a Christopher Ramboe in Lunenburg? So, in summary, did Rambo/Pinson researchers see the 1747 Lunenburg Va. will of Christopher Ramboe (?) and confuse it with the marriage (?) of Swan Rambo Jr. (1740's Fairfax Va.?) to Jane Pinson (?), which happened years after Aaron (d. 1758 Lunenburg)Pinson Sr's marriage? As a side note, Reverend Aaron Pinson (from Fairfax)was a generation younger than Aaron (d. 1758 Lunenburg)Pinson Sr., but he also married an Elizabeth and her maiden name is unknown. Many of us suspect she may have been a Brown, and the Irish Quakers I mentioned contained two Brown siblings that married two Norton Siblings. The son of one of these couplings, Edward Norton, is later found as a close neigbor of Reverend Aaron Pinson's son Joseph in Pendleton S.C. c. 1810. Joseph Pinson's son Aaron is then found as co-administrator of Gideon Norton's estate in Macon Co. N.C. Gideon Norton was a son of above mentioned Edward Norton. An older Joseph Pinson (believed Rev. Aaron Pinson's brother)had a son Richard, as proven by the Fairfax will of Joseph's father in law, Richard Omohundro. A Quaker Richard Pinson, believed by some of us to be Joseph's son, shows up in the same area on N.C. as this Joseph Pinson (and Rev. Aaron Pinson) lived in 1750's and 60's. Religious conversion was rampant on the frontier in the 1700's. If there is evidence of an Elizabeth Rambo, from the Swan Rambo clan, marrying an Aaron Pinson in Fairfax Va. I'd be very interested. It would be Elizabeth wife of Reverend Aaron Pinson, not Elizabeth wife of Aaron (d. 1758 Lunenburg Va.)Pinson Sr.


996. Thomas HURST

Records of Cleo Grigg Johnson Gilchrist, Boise, Idaho