OVERWHARTON PARISH RECORDS
(Extraction of Original Records)
Stafford County VA Register 1724-1774
29 December 1997
Compiled & Annotated by Phyllis Ann Heflin Farmer
Annotated: 22 Dec 1998
|GEOHEF||Heflin Geographical MovementóWilliam Heaflon|
|JNAY||Jacob Nay Family|
|OPR||Overwharton Parish Records, Stafford Co., VA 1724-1774|
|FPPT||Fauquier Co., VA Personal Property Tax List 1782-1850|
|WMHEF||William Heaflon Family|
|NH||Selected Nay/Hefferon Data|
COMMENT: Since, a lot of the published records of the Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., VA contained what was perceived by me to contain information that was in error, I went to Richmond to the Virginia State Library to review the original records and transcribe the records myself. Following is my transcription and at the end, my analysis of the records that were of interest to me.
|OPR1||24 Dec 1738||Marriage||Henry Foley to Anne Courtney|
|OPR2||7 Mar 1739/40||Birth||William s/o William & Margaret Heflon|
|OPR3||20 May 1740||Marriage||James Heffernon & Alander Payton|
|OPR4||21 Aug 1740||Marriage||William Wilkison & Sarah Heffernaut|
|OPR5||8 Feb 1741||Birth||Elizabeth d/o John & Hannah Withers|
|OPR6||29 Sep 1741||Marriage||William Heffernon & Sarah Martin|
|OPR7||1 Oct 1741||Birth||Simon s/o William Heaflon (It is not believed that William Heaflon is the same as William Heffernon, above)|
|OPR8||20 Nov 1741||Birth||John s/o James Haffernon (and Alander Payton)|
|OPR9||25 Jul 1742||Birth||William s/o John Payton|
|OPR10||8 Feb 1743||Birth||Margaret d/o John & Hannah Withers|
|OPR11||23 Apr 1743||Birth||Mary Byford d/o William & Sarah Hefferton|
|OPR12||19 Jun 1745||Birth||Mary d/o John & Lucy Birdwell|
|OPR13||21 Jan 1746||Birth||Thomas s/o Jacob & Elizabeth Birdwell|
|OPR14||7 Sep 1746||Marriage||Joshua Noble & Hannah Blackman|
|OPR15||21 Mar 1747||Birth||William s/o John & Hannah Withers|
|OPR16||10 May 1747||Baptism||William s/o John & Hannah Withers|
|OPR17||28 Sep 1749||Birth||James s/o James Haffernon (and Alander Payton)|
|OPR18||3 Dec 1749||Baptism||James s/o James Haffernon (and Alander Payton)|
|OPR19||20 Apr 1751||Birth||Nancy d/o Henry Hurst|
|OPR20||11 Aug 1757||Birth||Simon s/o John & Lucy Birdwell|
NOTE: There is no mention in the original Overwharton Parish Records (only in transcriptions) of a Jane Heffernon marrying an Alexander Payton.
Analysis: In the following analysis of the Overwharton Parish Records (OPR), the upper case names are from the OPR Records and the lower case names are from other documents.
|OPR 2||WILLIAM HEAFLON (ca 1717) m (ca 1738) MARGARET|
|OPR 2||WILLIAM HEAFLON (7 Mar 1739/1740) m (ca 1772) Margaret Nancy Haddox (ca 1752)|
|OPR 7||SIMON HEAFLON (1 Oct 1741) m 1759 Ailse Payne (ca 1742). Simon removed from Fauquier Co., VA to Mason Co., KY in 1795.|
Note: There are a lot of Heflin Researchers that state that Simon is the son of William Heffernon and
Sarah Martin. My interpretation of the Records disagree with this conclusion for the following reasons:
|1.) In OPR 6||William Heffernon & Sarah Martin were married on 29 September 1741.|
|2.) In OPR 7||Simon s/o William Heaflon was born on 1 October 1741.|
These two events were only 3 days apart. My belief is that for two events that were only 3 days
apart, the Parish Recorder would have recorded the Surname with the same spelling if they were related.
Hence, I conclude that William Heflon b 7 Mar 1739/1740 and Simon s/o William Heaflon are the sons
of William & Margaret Heflon (Heaflon).
I further believe that the elder William Heaflon is probably the son of James Heiffling, the son
of the German Geologist that reportedly immigrated to Virginia in ca 1715 to mine gold and silver,
being sponsored by Baron Von Graffenried.
|OPR 3||JAMES HEFFERNON (ca 1720) m (20 May 1740) ALANDER PAYTON|
|OPR 8||JOHN HEFFERNON (20 Nov 1741)|
|OPR 17 & 18||JAMES HEFFERNON (28 Sep 1749)|
It is believed that James Heffernon and William Heffernon (OPR 6)
are brotherís and the sons of Captain William Heflin and Mary Beaufort.
WILLIAM HEFFERNON (CA 1715) m (29 Sep 1741) SARAH MARTIN (CA 1723)
|OPR 11||MARY BYFORD HEFFERNON (23 Apr 1743).|
It is believed that Mary Byford was named after her grandmother Mary Beaufort (Byford or Beauford).
|OPR 19||HENRY HURST|
NANCY HURST (20 Apr 1751) m (ca 1780) Gustavus Augustine Hefferlin (28 Aug 1760).
Gustavus Augustine Hefferlin is the son of Simon Heaflon and Ailse Payne.