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FUCHSIA COLOR IS Tony L. Johnson, Peggy Johnson and Lee Johnson’s Relations mostly: Burton Farmer & Hatcher RELATIONS

BLUE IS CLUES TO HUDSON JOHNSON

GREEN IS KNOWN MICHAEL JOHNSON died 1718, Henrico Co Va DNA INFORMATION AND CONNECTING INORMATION Haplogroup I  -The I, I1, and I1a lineages are nearly completely restricted to northwestern Europe. These would most likely have been common within Viking populations. One lineage of this group extends down into central Europe. Haplogroup I dates to 23,000 years ago or longer. Lineages not in branches I1a, I1b or I1c are found distributed at low frequency throughout Europe Harold Johnson, Dr. L. Neil Johnson, Olen Lee Johnson, Jr., Donald Keith Johnson, Jim Johnson, William Mathew Johnson, Scott Daniel Johnson, Thomas David Johnson, Stan Johnson, Lowell Dewayne Johnson, Michael Scott Johnson Group White Oak  Group Leader is Tony L. Johnson http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hjohnson/New%20Index/Family%20Groups/Group%20Leaders%20Pages/i1_white_oak_groupleaderspage.htm


Purple is my Cousin Joe Matlock’s Research

Dark Red is Color for: Scarlet Oak Group: The I1a lineages are nearly completely restricted to northwestern Europe. These would most likely have been common within Viking populations. One lineage of this group extends down into central Europe. Haplogroup I dates to 23,000 years ago or longer. Lineages not in branches I1a, I1b or I1c are found distributed at low frequency throughout Europe.

Haplogroup I1b -This subgroup of Haplogroup I is found within the Balkans countries at it's greatest frequency and diversity. These countries probably harbored this subset of Haplogroup I as a refuge during the Last Glacial Maximum. Group I2b Scarlet Oak A. E. Johnson ,Eugene Johnson c/o Carmen Johnson, John Kenneth Johnston, Tony Merrell Johnson, Dean Allen Johnston, Richard Johnson, Walter Wesley Johnston, John Raines Johnson Group Leaders:A.E. Johnson Carmen Johnson

 

Dark Yellow: Group PIN OAK: is the DNA LINE Researchers Leonard Johnson Todd A. Johnson: Paul Martin Johnson: Bill Johnson: Damon Bruce Johnson: Henry Belt Johnson: Richard Gerald Johnson, Vessie Johnson ,

Haplogroup I2A -This subgroup of Haplogroup I is found within the Balkans countries at it's greatest frequency and diversity. These countries probably harbored this subset of Haplogroup I as a refuge during the Last Glacial Maximum. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hjohnson/haplogroup.i1b.html

Group Leader is: Leonard Johnson

 

 

Indigo Color is: Group Burr OAK;  Haplogroup 12a Researchers Carl Johnson (brother of Charlotte JOHNSON) and  James Clifford Johnson: This subgroup of Haplogroup I is found within the Balkans countries at it's greatest frequency and diversity. These countries probably harbored this subset of Haplogroup I as a refuge during the Last Glacial Maximum. James Clifford Johnson, Joey Travis Johnson Group Leader: Charlotte JOHNSON  email: sjjo1234@yahoo.com

 

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hjohnson/New%20Index/Family%20Groups/Group%20Leaders%20Pages/i2a_burr_oak.htm

 

 

Lime is the Color assigned Group Pecan; this DNA GROUP OF JOHNSON RESEARCHERS and will be added to Current Files of Johnson and Allied Families in Faquier Co. Va. Halifax Co. Va. Pittsylvania Co. Granville Co. NC

Haplogroup R1b1   -Haplogroup R1b is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re-colonized after the last glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago. This lineage is also the haplogroup containing the Atlantic modal haplotype . Lead researcher is Judy Erickson jmje36@embarqmail.com 

 

Gold is the Color for descendants of Colonel Richard Johnson as per Bonnie Flythes reports.

Lead researcher: Bonnie Flyhte e-mail is From: Bonnie Flythe

 

Turquoise is the DNA of Jeffery Michael Johnson

Haplogroup E3a - Haplogroup E3a is an Africa lineage. It is currently hypothesized that this haplogroup dispersed south from northern Africa within the last 3,000 years, by the Bantu agricultural expansion. E3a is also the most common lineage among African Americans

Group Leader is

 

Plum is Color for: Group Cherrybark Oak; is Haplo group I2b1 I2b:  The I2b lineage likely has its roots in northern France. Today it is found most frequently within Viking / Scandinavian populations in Northwest Europe and extends at low frequencies into Central and Eastern Europe. Researchers: Daryl Keith Johnson, Larry Dean Johnson, Mark Younger Johnson

Group Leader: Valerie Johnson

 

Rose Color is for Haplogroup R1b1   -Haplogroup R1b is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re-colonized after the last glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago. This lineage is also the haplogroup containing the Atlantic modal haplotype . Researchers matching this DNA ARE; James Russell Johnson, Samuel Frank Johnson, C. Thomas Johnson and Stephen Alexander Johnson http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hjohnson/Pedigrees/1195_et_all.htm.

Group Leader is

 

Orange Color is for: Live Oak Group: Haplogroup E1b1b1: This lineage is estimated to have originated in north-eastern Africa about 23,000 years ago. Some of its branches exited Africa during the Paleolithic, and today it can be found in Europe, the Middle East, and north and east Africa. Lines of LBJ coming off Samuel E. Johnson Descendants (LBJ). Researchers are David F. Johnson, Brett Kerry Johnson: Orange Color:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hjohnson/New%20Index/Family%20Groups/Group%20Leaders%20Pages/group_e1b1b1_live_oak.htm

 

My Notes On This Group: The Roman Empire was the first to use troops all over the world they left blood groups ever where they went from Countries of Africa to England: The Roman Empire was one of the VAST spreading Empires in the World to first use troops of other Countries it conquered. The use of using other troops from Conquered Countries spread with each developing Empire.

 

Light Orange color is for Group is Aspen Haplogroup R1bi is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re colonized after the last glaciail maximum 10-13 thousand years ago. This lineage is also the haplogroups containing the Atlantic modal haplotype:; Researchers are Jane Johnson Williams, James Johnson born Ca 1718 died 1785 Brunswick Co. Va.

Group Leader is

Color is Brown: Color for Sweet Gum Group: Haplogroup R1b/ R1b1b2  is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re-colonized after the last glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago. This lineage is also the haplogroup containing the Atlantic modal haplotype. Donald L. Johnson c/o Jim Friar, Bryan R. Johnston, Dean Johnson, Daniel G. Johnson, Michael Johnson

Group Leader: Jim Friar http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hjohnson/New%20Index/Family%20Groups/Group%20Leaders%20Pages/group_sweetgum.htm

 

Color Sea Green is for Group Sessile Oak:  : Haplogroup I  -The I, I1, and I1a lineages are nearly completely restricted to northwestern Europe. These would most likely have been common within Viking populations. One lineage of this group extends down into central Europe. Haplogroup I dates to 23,000 years ago or longer. Lineages not in branches I1a, I1b or I1c are found distributed at low frequency throughout Europe Researchers are: Robert Leonard Johnstone, William Jefferson Johnston, Richard Karl Johnson, Robert Hugh Johnston, Jeffery M. Johnstone: Jeffery M. Johnstone: Lorne Alvin Johnston; William Bradley Maurice Johnston Clifford Alexander Johnston, Richard William Johnston, Joseph Duant Johnston, George Edward Johnston: Philip Sherman Johnston: Oliver Renaud Johnston: David F. Johnston: Christopher Johnston, E.D.L. Johnston: Robert Edward Johnston Robert J. Johnston care of Nancy Breidenthal, David Keith Johnston Thomas Harold Johnstone, William R. Noble, Thomas Mowbray Johnson, Van Allen Johnson, Bruce Wayne Johnson, Laurence Keith Johnstone, Joseph Johnson

Group Leader: Jeffrey M. Johnstone

Co-leader- Cliff Johnston

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hjohnson/New%20Index/Family%20Groups/Group%20Leaders%20Pages/i2b1_group_sessile_oak.htm  Group Leader: Jeffrey M. Johnstone

  

Tan is the Color for Pond Cypress Haplogroup R1b: is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re-colonized after the last glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago. This lineage is also the haplogroup containing the Atlantic modal haplotype  B. Grant Johnson

Ernest Johnson, Group Leader

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hjohnson/New%20Index/Family%20Groups/Group%20Leaders%20Pages/r1b1b2g_group_pond_cypress.htm

 

Bright Green is the Color for Turkey Oak Group Haplogroup I -  The I, I1, and I1a lineages are nearly completely restricted to northwestern Europe.  These would most likely have been common among Viking populations.  One lineage of this group extends down into Central Europe.  Haplogroup I dates back to 23,000 years ago, or longer  Gaylen Shaw Johnson, James “Jimmy” M. Johnston, Charles Lee Johnson, William A. Johnstone, Kim B. Johnston, W. Young Johnston, Ben Johnston, Ralph Foster Johnson

Group Leader: Jeanette Johnston http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hjohnson/New%20Index/Family%20Groups/Group%20Leaders%20Pages/i1_group_turkey_oak.htm

 

 

Aqua is Color for: White Mulberry Group Haplogroup R1b: is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re-colonized after the last glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago. This lineage is also the haplogroup containing the Atlantic modal haplotype

Dan M. Johnson, Michael Johnson, Danny Warren Johnston, Joseph Johnston, David Michael Johnson, Michael Dewayne Johnson, Esme Johnstone, Gregory Francis Johnston, James Sanders Johnson, Florence L. Jester, D. Neil Johnston, William Steven Fulford, Brandon Corey Johnson, Brandon, Corey Johnson, Brandon Corey Johnson, Lloyd Dennis Johnston, John A. Johnston, Craige Edward Johnston

Group Leader: Dan M. Johnson http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hjohnson/New%20Index/Family%20Groups/Group%20Leaders%20Pages/r1b_group_white_mulberry.htm 

 

Sky Blue is Color for: Apple Group R1a1   -The R1a lineage is believed to have originated in the Eurasian Steppes north of the Black and Caspian Seas. This lineage is believed to have originated in a population of the Korgan culture, known for the domestication of the horse (approximately 3000 B.C.E.). These people were also believed to be the first speakers of the Indo-European language group. This lineage is currently found in central and western Asia, India, and in Slavic populations of Eastern Europe.  Bob Johnson, John Johnson

Group Leader: Sherrie Boone  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hjohnson/New%20Index/Family%20Groups/Group%20Leaders%20Pages/r1a_group_apple.htm

 

Dark Blue is the Color for Locust Group: Haplogroup R1b/ R1b1c  is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re-colonized after the last glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago. This lineage is also the haplogroup containing the Atlantic modal haplotype. Andy E. Johnson, Ed Johnson, Clifford B. Johnson, Jeffrey Lance Johnson, William B. Risley, Russell McKinley

Group Leader: Ed Johnson http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hjohnson/New%20Index/Family%20Groups/Group%20Leaders%20Pages/r1b_group_locust.htm

 

Light Blue is the color for Douglas Fir Group Haplogroup R1b1b2 is the most common Haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re-colonized after the last glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago. This lineage is also the Haplogroup containing the Atlantic Modal Haplotype. Richard Riley Johnson, Lee E. Johnson, Michael D. Johnson, Ralph Reverdy Johnson, Ralph Reverdy Johnson, Wayne Eugene Johnson, Harry Disbrow Johnson, John W. Johnson, James W. Johnson, Robert Charles Johnson

Scott Johnston Group Leader http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hjohnson/New%20Index/Family%20Groups/Group%20Leaders%20Pages/r1b_group_douglas_fir.htm

 

 

Violet is the color for: Water Oak The I and I1 lineages are nearly completely restricted to northwestern Europe. These would most likely have been common within Viking populations. One lineage of this group extends down into central Europe. Haplogroup I dates to 23,000 years ago or longer. Lineages not in branches I1a, I1b or I1c are found distributed at low frequency throughout Europe.  Duane Beverly Johnson, James Lamar Johnson, Joseph Roy Johnson, James Thomas Johnson

Group Leader: George L. Johnson http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hjohnson/New%20Index/Family%20Groups/Group%20Leaders%20Pages/group_water_oak_i1.htm

 

Pale Blue is Color for: Mesquite Tree Group: The R1a lineage is believed to have originated in the Eurasian Steppes north of the Black and Caspian Seas. This lineage is believed to have originated in a population of the Korgan culture, known for the domestication of the horse (approximately 3000 B.C.E.). These people were also believed to be the first speakers of the Indo-European language group. This lineage is currently found in central and western Asia, India, and in Slavic populations of Eastern Europe Ishmael Herman Johnson, Ronnie Dale Johnson, James Ralph Johnson, Wilford Lee Johnson

Group Leader: Billy Key

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hjohnson/New%20Index/Family%20Groups/Group%20Leaders%20Pages/r1a1_group_mesquite.htm

 

Lavender is the Color for: Ash Group Haplogroup R1b/ R1b1b2  is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re-colonized after the last glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago. This lineage is also the haplogroup containing the Atlantic modal haplotype. Burley Ray Johnson

Group Leader: Charles E. Johnson

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hjohnson/New%20Index/Family%20Groups/Group%20Leaders%20Pages/r1b1b2_group_ash.htm

 

Gray 50 percent is the Color for: Group Bald Cypress: Haplogroup R1b/ R1b1b2  is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re-colonized after the last glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago. This lineage is also the haplogroup containing the Atlantic modal haplotype. Group Leader: Carol Cicotte http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hjohnson/New%20Index/Family%20Groups/Group%20Leaders%20Pages/r1b1b2_group_bald_cypress.htm

 

 

Gray 40 percent is the Color for: Redwood Group: Haplogroup R1b/ R1b1b2  is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re-colonized after the last glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago. This lineage is also the haplogroup containing the Atlantic modal haplotype. John Paul Johnston, Ralph Donavon Johnson, Richard Johnston, Donald Grady Johnson, James C. Johnston, James R. “Randy” Johnston, James R. “Randy” Johnston, David A. Johnson, Rod Johnston, Russell Dale Johnson, Glen Lee Johnson, Laverne Dicks, Larry Johnson Group Leader: Grant W. Johnston

 

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hjohnson/New%20Index/Family%20Groups/Group%20Leaders%20Pages/r1b1b2_group_redwood.htm

 

Red is the County lines and Parish Lines: These lines can and will change people in a County or in a Parish. This is to serve as a Time line to show changes, in lines or in changes where families moved to from this area.

 

Teal is being used for Quaker dates, these are not the same as the Julian Calender for all the other information, these need to be transcribed to be used in a Julian Calender.

 

Quaker dates have not been translated Before the 1752 calendar change, the first month of the year was March. From: Mary E. Stewart  

 

In 1752 the new year began to be counted from Jan 1. Before that it ran from March 26-March 25, Julian Calender changed. So a date in July 1750 would be earlier in the same "year" as one in Feb 1750 (which once 1752 rolled around, would be thought of as the next year). From: Barbara Schenck

 

Blue-Grey is being used to show where German Dutch and Holland families lived and those connected to these families

 

These files come from numerous Johnson-Johnston-Johnstone-Jonson-Jonston researchers and Sent to Tony L. Johnson who compiled the information” Please share with Other researchers”

                      

Report made by Tony L. Johnson a descendant of Hudson Johnson and Agness Johnson of Bartons Creek, Dickson Co. Tn, Big Creek Hawkins Co Tn and Buffalo Creek of Henry Co. Va.

 

The link to the Johnson/Johnston/Johnstone DNA Project is:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hjohnson/New%20Index/index/j-j-j_index.htm

 

The link to the J/J/J Research site is:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~johnsonsofva/johnsonfamiliesofvaresearch.htm

 

The Dan River flows in both the U.S. states of North Carolina and Virginia. It originates in the state of Virginia in Patrick County and crosses the state border into Stokes County, North Carolina.

 

It then flows into Rockingham County.

 

The Dan River comes up out of NC It reenters North Carolina near the border between Caswell County and Rockingham County. It flows into northern Caswell County and then back into into Southern Henry County and the East into Southern Patrick County and the river flows into the town of South Boston in Halifax County Va. The river is also in parts of Floyd Co Va.

 

The River finallyenters into Kerr Reservoir on the Roanoke River. The John Kerr Dam is in Mecklenburg County Va.

 

A variant name for the Dan River was the South Branch Roanoke River. http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:4253263521644004::NO::P3_FID:1465581

 

 

 

 

JOHNSON AND ALLIED FAMILES OF DAN RIVER NC

 

1734 The Saponi were settled at Buttrum Town, Virginia (in modern Pittsylvania County, near Dan River, close to Rockingham county, North Carolina, called "Goinstown." Located near Old Upper Saura or Cheraw Town. Saponi in southern Virginia were associated at times with Nottoway and Nansemond (a band sometimes called "Pochick" or "Pochyackee")  http://www.jgoins.com/webtimeline.htm

 

1744-1749 BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VA - DEEDS - Deed Book 3 Abstracts Part 4 (1744-1749 Partial List of Pole for Drury Stith  The Voting area of Drury Stith included the following Sturgeon or Stugin Run, the Maherine River, South side of Meherin River, North side of the Roanoak Rier, Twitty’s Creek, Mitchells Creek, Youngs Creek, Little Blue Stone and the Middle Fork also known as Robertson’s Fork, Reedy Creek which has its origins in Prince George Co and flows into NC, Waqua Creek, Cane branch, North side of Reedy Creek, Graveley Run, Allen’s Creek, Shining Creek, Little Creek, Polecat Creek, North side of Dry Creek, Loyds Run, North Side of the Dan River, Three Creeks, Watery Branch, South side of Roanoak River, Otterdam Creek, Taylors Creek, and Great Creek

 

Drury Stith’s Pole

 

1748 in Drury Stith’s Pole there are three  Johnson’s;  John Johnson a William Johnson and a James Johnson

1746 January 12: Henry Morris Brunswick Co; Description: 83 acres on the north side of Dan River.

Henry Morris

28 September 1728: Henry Morris Brunswick Co: Description: 438 acres on the south side of Sturgeon Run, on the north side of the Beverpond Branch.

 

25 September 1728; Henry Morris Brunswick Co Description: 264 acres beginning &c. on the south side of Nottoway River, above a bent called East Island.

 

12 January 1746: Henry Morris Brunswick Co: Description: 1842 acres on both sides of Loyds Run.

 

12 January 1746: Henry Morris Brunswick Co:  Description: 404 acres on the south side of Loyds Run.

 

12 January 1746: Henry Morris Brunswick Co; Description: 83 acres on the north side of Dan River.

1 October 1747 1 October 1747: Henry Morris Brunswick Co; Drury Stith and Michael Cadit Young: Description: 412 acres on the ridge between Little Bluestone and the Middle Fork.

1 October 1747: Henry Morris Brunswick Co; Drury Stith and Michael Cadit Young: Description: 412 acres on the ridge between Little Bluestone and the Middle Fork.

 

20 September 1768; Henry Morris Brunswick Co; Description: 2740 on both sides of Loyd’s Run.

 

20 September 1768: William Morris: Brunswick Co; Description: 400 acres adjoining the land of Henry Morris.

1748 ERA Richard Lane Sr. in Va: Tidence Lane of NC. Born in Maryland, father is Dutton Lane a Baptist Minister who was in Pittsylvania Co. Va which formed from Halifax Count on Elkhorn Creek.

Rev. Tidence Lane family originated in Dutton Maulden Lane Sr. born 1675 Anne Arundel Co. MD. then to Major Samuel Lane, to Richard Lane Sr. who in 1748 came into Pittsylvania Co ( Lunenburg Co) Va, this area became Halifax Co. Va. He pastored the Dan River Baptist Church which was a separatist Baptist faith.

Tidence Lane patented land on Elkhorn Creek from 1748 to 1770. He was part of the Strawberry Baptists Assoc. in 1765 which was church's from Franklin, Bedford, Henry and Halifax. He died in 1806 in Jefferson Co. Tn. He was born 1724 St. Paul’s Parish Baltimore CO. MD.

He was first Pastor of Buffalo Ridge Church in Washington CO. TN in 1779 (now near Gary Tn)

He was with Sandy Creek Baptist Church in NC, when he brought immigrants to the Holston Assoc. They settled on Boones Creek, Bent Creek Baptist Church is now in Hablin CO. Tn now called Whitesburg Church. He served at Kings Mountain under General Sevier

This Lane family is reported to start with William Lane Birth: 1469 in Orlybere Northamptonshire, England and wife Jane Mervyn reported daughter of Hugh Mevyln

Dutton Lane

Reverend Dutton Lane born b: 1670 in Anne Arundel, Maryland reported son of Samuel Major Lane and wife Margaret Maulden b: 1649 in, Middlesex, England: Reported to have had a sister Sarah Lane b 1675 Maryland and a brother the Reverend Samuel Lane born abt 1670 Maryland died 1715 in Anne Arundel,,Maryland who married Sarah Harrison b: 27th Febuary 1679

Reverend Dutton Lane married Pretitia Mulden TYDINGS Death: 1734-02-02 in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland reported daughter of Richard Tydings and Charity Sparrow

Reported children of Dutton Lane and wife Pretitia Tydings

Samuel Lane 2nd:  died 1799 in Virginia married to Jane Corbin Married: 10th January1756 in Baltimore County, Maryland she is reported daughter of Edwin Corbin and wife Mary Jane Wilkerson

Dutton Lane Jr: Death: 1783 in Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Maryland married Dinah Boring

Richard Lane b: 1698 in Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Maryland Death: 1770 in Pittsylvania, Virginia, reported to have married Sarah Fuller

Margaret Lane Birth: 1703 in Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Maryland reported to have married William Merryman b: 1703 in Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Maryland, This line is reported to come off Charles Merryman of Lancaster Co Va. son of John Merryman. Charles Merryman Married to Mary Haile daughter of “JUDGE” Nicholas Haile and Mary Travers: Mary Hail  b: JULY 6, 1652 in LANCASTER, VIRGINIA was also reported married to Henry King.

Mary Travers married to “JUDGE” Nicholas Hailes is the daughter of Reverend Raliegh Travers and wife Hannah Ball daughter of Col. Joseph Ball and wife Elizabeth Romney: Col. Ball was also married to Mary Johnson. Reverend Raliegh Travers is the cousin of Edward Travis married to Ann Johnson daughter of John Johnson YEOMAN of Back River, James Island and Archers Point.

Charles Merryman is reported son of John Merriman

My Notes: This appears to be the lines of the Merriman families who first owned lands on Wards Creek and brought their servant William Byrd to the colonies and this Merryman Family is married into the descendants of Michael Johnson died 1719 on Tuckahoe Creek, Henrico Co. Va.

1635 Nov to JAMES MERRIMAN in Charles City County 150 acres adjoining Weyanoke the land of Pierce Lennon "due 50 acres for his own personal adventure, 50 for the personal adventure of his wife Sarah, and 50 for one servant, William Bird VLO Patent 1:296 –

From the Deeds in Wards Creek Johnson and Allied families on Pierce Lennon we know that his lands were on Wards Creek. It appears that John Merriman went to lands that were in York County and these lands became Lancaster Co Va and his brother James Merriman went to Maryland.

Sary Lane

Elizabeth Lane

John Lane Death: 15th May 1769 in Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Maryland reported to have married Avarilla BOSLEY

Charity Lane

Reported Children of Richard Lane and Sarah Fuller

Jemima Lane Birth: 7th March 1734 in St. Pauls parish Indipendent City, Baltimore, Maryland

John Fuller Lane Birth: 7th November 1727 in Baltimore,Anne Arundel, aryland Death: 1785 in Washington County Tennessee reported married to Elizabeth Cloud daughter of Isaac Cloud of PA granddaughter of Joseph Cloud  Birth: 1651-09-26 in Calne, Wiltshire, England and wife Mary Green

My Notes this is the Joseph Cloud families of Dan River and of Hawkins Co. Tn

Reverend Dutton Lane Birth: 15th July 1730 in St Pauls Parish, Independent City, Baltimore Co, Maryland Death: 1801 in Henry County Virginia reported to have married Elizabeth Oakes

Reverend Tidence Lane: Death: 30 Jan 1806 in Whitesboro Jefferson Co Tennessee Married: Hester VAN BIBBER 9th May 1743 in All St. Parish, Frederick Co, Maryland

Samuel Lane: Death: 21 May 1764 in Pittsylvania, Virginia Notes” Pittsylvania County formed in 1767 so he could not have died in Pittsylvania Co. it would most likely be Halifax County the parent County of Pittsylvania

Richard Lane

Children of Reverend Tidence Lane and Hester Van Bibber

Tidence Lane Jr.: Born Deep River Randolph NC married Mary Cude 23rd October 1783 in Randolph, North Carolina

Seneca Lane:

Richard Lane Birth: 1764 in Yadkin River, North Carolina,

Joseph Lane

Elizabeth Lane married John Condley

Samuel Lane Death: 10 May 1847 in Jefferson Tennessee married a Linda M

John Lane

Isaac Lane

Dutton Lane

William Lane

Sarah Lane Birth: 12 May 1763 in Deep River, Randolph NC married Thomas Horner

Aquila Lane: Birth: 18th May 1753 in Pittsylvania,Virginia Death: 24th November 1819 in Washington County married Agnes Fitzgerald Birth: 18th Jun 1763 in Orange, Virginia: My Notes” Pittsylvania County formed in 1767 so he could not have been born in this county it would most likely be Halifax County the parent County of Pittsylvania

 

Elkhorn Creek

 

 

Granville County North Carolina
Tax List on Dan River 1751

A List of Tythables on Dan River for the Year 1751

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Nathnll Guest
Christopher & Negor Jo

3

John Gibson

1

Thos Waters

1

Benjamon Young

1

Darby Calaham Senor
Darby Calaham Junor

2

Edward Thomson 

1

Edward Nicks
John Gibson

2

Owen Sweloven 

1

John Rusell 

2

Phillip Wilson

Jinkin Herry

1

Lamberd Dodson

John Mackdaniel

1

John Calaham 

1

Henery Stone 

1

Hew Dunnom

1

Wm Hopper 

1

Andrew Spradlin 

1

Enock Connerly

1

Marshal Doncom
John Doncom

2

Thos. Brumfield [entry crossed out]

1

James Hampton
Andrew Noble

2

John Young 

1

John Laws 

1

Wm Lawson

1

Joseph Fenn 

1

John Thresher 

1

Lewes Wonworth

1

John Price 

1

Danel MackCollom 

1

John Watson Sener
John Watson Juner

2

Ephrem Potter 

1

Joseph Seales 

1

Timothy Carter
Samuel Carter

2

Joseph Cloud 

1

Venerius Turnner 

1

Rason Rutledge
Moses Watson

2

Wm Bridges
James Bridges 

2

Thos. Jones 

1

_am James [?]

1

Sam:ll Deason 

1

Archable Blake
Benjamin Knoles 

2

Wm Fisher

1

Benjamon Deason 

1

Benajer King 

1

Thos Randolf

1

Wm Deason 

1

Wm Armstrong

1

Wm Mollins
John Mollins

2

Wm Shepard
Nathn Shepard

Anthony Hampton & Neger Addam

2

James Lankford

1

John Rutledg
Edward Rutledg

Thos Love Cathy
John Love C_ttly

2

Joseph Attaway

1

Neal Mack Caffertee
Wm Crisp

Laiorus Banton
William Watts

2

Abraham Whitworth
Isaac Witworth

2

David Lay

1

James Neall

1

Benadictes Townson

1

Thos Lay

1

John Walters

1

James Gooldsbee

1

Richd Robbins
Jacob Robbins
Isaac Robbins

 3

 [name lost in paper fold]

 

Wm Bowlling

1

Joseph Gibson

1

William Crovinell

1

John Jefferies

1

Will:m Stagg

1

William Altom

1

Johnson King

1

Henery Hicks

1

 

 

Daniel Gasgers

1

Elias Barker

1

 

29

Thos Mackey

1

Nath:nll Dennis

1

 

 

Nathan Turner

1

Thos Linvill Senor
Thos Linvil Junor
Wm Linvill

3

 

 

John Bowling

1

Joseph Teat
Negor Venes

2

 

 

Abner Bishop

1

James Watkins & Negor

2

 

 

John Kerby

1

Lennard Wendergrift Senor
Lenord Vandergrift Juner
Jacob Vandergrift

3

 

29

Richard Crunk

1

 

 

 

45

 

39

 

45

 

39

 

 

 

 

 

113

Source: Granville County, North Carolina, Tax Lists, CR044.701, State of North Carolina Library and Archives, Raleigh, NC

 

1751 Granville Tax List Dan River

John Watson Sr. and

John Watson Jr.

 Moses Watson –

John Doncom a

Marshal Doncom (Duncan?)

Hew Dunnom who is Hugh Dennem.

1751 April 2 O.S. page 385: Lunenburg county:(Historical Virginia Roads) John Cargill is appointed Surveyor of the road leading from STANTON RIVER to this Courthouse and it is ordered that he together with all hands on DAN RIVER in the Fork as High as ANDREW WADE's and on the STANTON RIVER in the fork as High as Tandy Walkers and all hands on the lower side of the said river convenient do forthwith clear and keep the same in repair according to law.

ANDREW WADE's

John Cargill

1752 Halifax County Virginia was formed

 


1753-1762 James Watkins appointed constable from Orange Co. line as far as Beaver Island Creek on Dan River, including both sides of Sd. river. State Archives in Raleigh, NC,. I found these records for Watkins on the Dan RiverFrom: Geneology York  

 

James Watkins

 

1753 Jul 15 Vestry Book of Antrim Parish, Halifax County, Virginia 1752-1817.  At a Vestry held the 15 July 1753, it was ordered that the Reverend Mr. James Foulis do Preach at the Place where the Church is Ordered to be Built and at David Lawson’s on Dan River. http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

 

Reverend Mr. James Foulis

David Lawson

1753 Aug 31: Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 1, 1752-1759, page 95, 31 August 1753, William Byrd of the county of Charles City, to Francis Lawson of Halifax County, for 18 pounds, 524 acres on the south side of Dan River bounded by the river, David Lawson’s line, Lawson’s Creek, Alexander Irwin’s lines, part of the great tract called, the Harvilla, granted to William Byrd, father of the above mentioned William Byrd, by patent 16 April 1742. http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

 

William Byrd 1753

Francis Lawson

Lawson’s Creek

Alexander Irwin’s

Harvilla

 

1754 May 9 Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 1, 1752-1759, page 148, date 9 May 1754, David Lawson was a witness to a deed for James Boyd of Halifax County to Larkin Johnston of same, for 80 pounds, 248 acres on the south side of Dan River. http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

James Boyd

Larkin Johnston

See below

1755 ERA: Anthony Hampton, demonstrated ambition and an ability to lead.  He farmed, learned surveying, and drilled the local militia.   In 1741 the 26 year old married Elizabeth Preston on her twenty-first birthday.   Restless, searching for new land and fresh opportunities, Anthony moved his growing family from Tidewater Virginia north to Loudon and then south to what is now Halifax County.   Later he built a home on the Dan River in Rowan County, North Carolina, where his neighbors chose him to command their frontier militia company.  In 1755, at the height of the French and Indian War, Captain Hampton and his men spent the summer campaigning against Indians in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Respected in his community, he became known as one who stood up for colonial rights.  Elected to the North Carolina general assembly, Hampton served only six weeks; the governor dissolved the body in March 1773. "Wade Hampton" by Walter Brian Cisco

 

Anthony HAMPTON

 

Anthony HAMPTON (John (Jr.)) was born 12 Apr 1715 in New Kent Co., VA. He died 1 Jul 1776 in Ninety-Six District (Spartanburg Co), S.C..

 

1755 May 1, Lucy, daughter of Larkin and Mary Johnston, born, Halifax Co., Va., Dan River. Married John Landers 30th of November, 1783. Family Bible Record of Larkin Johnston  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~varussel/vitals/bible/larkinjohnstonbible.html

 

Larkin Johnston

Mary Johnston

On first inside cover of the back of the book is the following:

Wm. Johnston was born December 1, 1697, it being on a Tuesday.

This book---Wm. Johnston L3:3:3 currency for Wm. Johnston

Wm. Johnston---his hand.

Births, deaths and marriages of the children of Larkin and Mary Johnston who were married May 2, 1745, being then eighteen years old - 1 day. My wife, eighteen years three months old. I was born May 1, 1727---my wife, January 2, 1727, and she departed this life 25th of October 1800 on the same day of month and same month our first child was born.
(Evidently written by Larkin Johnston.)

1. William, the son of Larkin and Mary Johnston was born in Virginia, October 14, 1746 old style---now October 30 new style. Deceased November 29, 1759. Aged 13 years, one month and 15 days---Granville Co., N.C.

2. Ann, daughter of Larkin and Mary Johnston born June 22, 1749, Thursday--- Spotsylvania Co., Virginia. Married to Samuel Cush, August 26, 1772---Caroline County, Virginia.

3. Larkin, son of Larkin and Mary, his wife, born 11th of July 1752, old style, Saturday, 2 o'clock in the afternoon---Spotsylvania Co., Virginia. Deceased March 9, 1757, aged 4 years, 8 months and 29 days. Halifax Co., Va.

4. Lucy, daughter of Larkin and Mary Johnston, born May 1, 1755, Halifax Co., Va., Dan River. Married John Landers 30th of November, 1783.

5. Sarah, daughter of Larkin and Mary Johnston born May 18, 1758---Granville Co., N.C. Married Francis Howard, January 25, 1778, 1st marriage. Since to Henry Fuller of Person Co., N.C.

6. Littleton, son of Larkin and Mary Johnston born February 18, 1761, Thursday 9 o'clock in the evening, Granville Co., N.C. Married Lucy Childs, January 4, 1781.

7. John, son of Larkin and Mary Johnston born December 22, 1763, Granville Co., N.C. 1st wife Leah Long. 2nd wife Mary Warren.

8. Theodorick, son of Larkin and Mary Johnston, was born August 20, 1768--- Harrisburg---married to Elizabeth Stuard.

9. Sophia, daughter of Larkin and Mary Johnston born December 15, 1769, Granville Co., N.C. Married to Larkin Herndon, August 26, 1802, of Caswell Co.

10. Richard, son of Larkin and Mary Johnston born March 14, 1778. Married to Elizabeth Hemphill, March 1802.

My wife departed this life October 25, 1800, and was buried by her brother John at his old place on Hico, on the Tuesday after she died, being kept out of the grave 4 days, according to her request. We lived together upward of 55 years in which time she brought me ten children, eight of whom are now alive---1802 (written by Larkin Johnston) END OF BIBLE RECORD

 

 

1755 May 15 James Watkins Sr. to Joseph Cloud Sr. for L45 VA money 150 A. on S. side Dan River. Richard Crunk, Elias Brock, Mary Crunk. Phoee Watkins also signs.  (Phoebe and James also have a mark as a middle name or in its place that is like an overlayed F and J and T) From: Geneology York

 

Joseph Cloud

 

In the county levy in December 1746, we find the following familiar names in the list of those who were paid for a wolf's head: Gideon Smith, Joseph Echols, Joseph Cloud, Hugh Henry and William Callaway for William Harvey. http://www.myvirginiagenealogy.com/va_county/pi.htm

 

10 March 1756 Richard Duggeon: Location: Lunenburg County. Description: 250 acres on the Middle Branch of Sandy Creek, adjoining Joseph Clouds line Source: Land Office Patents No. 34, 1756-1765, p. 9 (Reel 33-34).

 

10 August 1759 Robert Barrett, (Clerk) Location: Lunenburg County. Description: 737 acres beginning at Joseph Clouds corner by the north fork of Mill Creek of Mayo River, adjoining Randolphs line. Source: Land Office Patents No. 34, 1756-1765, p. 342 (Reel 33-34).

 

10 August 1759 Samuel Harris: Location: Halifax County. Description: 400 acres on both sides the Middle fork of Sandy River adjoining the land of Joseph Cloud. Source: Land Office Patents No. 34, 1756-1765, p. 364 (Reel 33-34).

 

20 July 1768 Robert Barrett, (Clerk) Location: Lunenburg County. Description: 737 acres beginning at Joseph Cloud’s corner by the North fork of Mill Creek of Mayo River. Source: Land Office Patents No. 37, 1767-1768, p. 239 (Reel 37).

 

Notes: 1772 Aug : Joseph Cloyd on the Waters of the James River, begin in a valley in a hollow adj sd Cloyd’s land, Johnson & Biss Aug 1772 CPv7 Lind Starrs research in Augusta Co. Virginia

178? First Elected Officials of Rogersville are Thomas Hutchings, Hutson Johnston, Francis Doherty, Joseph Cloud and Thomas Gibbons

28 February 1784 William Cloud: Henry Co: Description: 196 acres on the branches of Elk and Turkeycock Creek adjoining Joseph Cloud. Source: Land Office Grants K, 1783-1784, p. 279 (Reel 51).

1787 Names of People that laid out Rogersville: Hutson Johnson appointed commissioner to lay out the town of Rogersville. Hawkins Co. Goodspeed.

Rogersville was founded by Joseph Rogers, who settled upon the site in 1786. At the June term of the county court in 1787 the commissioners appointed "for fixing on a place for building the courhouse, prison and stocks" reported "that it be fixed at Joseph Rogers’, on Crockett Creek." Joseph Rogers then relinquished the right and title of two acres of land for the use of the public buildings, and Thomas Hutchings, Hutson Johnston, Francis Doherty, Joseph Cloud and Thomas Gibbons were appointed commissioners to lay off the town, which was done on June 15, 1787. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnhawkin/goodhis.htm

 

IN 1790 a Joseph Cloud is on the Tas List of Washington Co. Tn From: Geneology York

 

30 May 1798 Isaac Pearce Location: Ohio County Grantee(s): Pearce, Isaac and Elizabeth (his wife), Samuel Evans and Hannah (his wife), Hadley Baldwin and Abigail ( his wife), Jesse Bailey and Mary (his wife), Thomas B. Offutt and Lydia (his wife), and Ann Cloud, Abner Cloud and Joseph Cloud, (which said Elizabeth, Hannah, Abigail, MAry, Lydia, Ann, Abner and Joseph are legal Representatives of Amos Cloud, decd.). Description: 860 acres on the waters of Fish Creek. Source: Land Office Grants No. 38, 1797-1799, p. 285 (Reel 104).

 

30 May 1798. Isaac Pearce Location: Ohio County Grantee(s): Pearce, Isaac and Elizabeth (his wife), Samuel Evans and Hannah (his wife), Hadley Baldwin and Abigail ( his wife), Jesse Bailey and Mary (his wife), Thomas B. Offutt and Lydia (his wife), and Ann Cloud, Abner Cloud and Joseph Cloud, (which said Elizabeth, Hannah, Abigail, MAry, Lydia, Ann, Abner and Joseph are legal Representatives of Amos Cloud, dec’d.). Description: 1000 acres on the waters of Grave Creek. Source: Land Office Grants No. 38, 1797-1799, p. 286 (Reel 104).

 

30 May 1798 Isaac Pearce Location: Ohio County Grantee(s): Pearce, Isaac and Elizabeth (his wife), Samuel Evans and Hannah (his wife), Hadley Baldwin and Abigail ( his wife), Jesse Bailey and Mary (his wife), Thomas B. Offutt and Lydia (his wife), and Ann Cloud, Abner Cloud and Joseph Cloud, (which said Elizabeth, Hannah, Abigail, MAry, Lydia, Ann, Abner and Joseph are legal Representatives of Amos Cloud, deceased). Description: 833 acres on the waters of Grave Creek and Fish Creek adjoining Benjamin Johnston. Source: Land Office Grants No. 40, 1797-1798, p. 225 (Reel 106).

 

Richard Crunk,

Elias Brock,

 Mary Crunk

Phoee Watkins

 

1756 Jan 5 Abraham Rogers Halifax Co. Va, Joseph Johnstone and William Lawson returned here ( to Halifax Co. Va) a report of processioning by them performed the fifth day of Jan. last past, in words and figures following Jan. 5th 1756. We  subscribers began to procession the land that was deeded or patented between Boyds road and the County Line and Hyco River on the South side of the Dan River, Pursuant to an order of Vestry: Beginning at John Lawsons himself present, David Lawson, all adjoining, themselves all present. Isabel Lawson Alexander Erwins James Erwin's ll adjoining: David Lawson present. Evin Evens himself present: Joseph Johnston's himself present Abraham Rogers himself present (note more names follows) The rest of the lands in our precinct Unprocessioned it by reason we had not any body to show us the lines, given under our hands this 17 March 1756.

Abraham Rogers

William Lawson

Research Notes: 1750 William Lawson, and Joseph Johnston in William Caldwells Tithables. ALso on this list is a Saml Johston and John Lawson on it.

Of Note the Jonas Lawson Families are connected to Rev. Thomas Murrell’s families of Oldmans Creek. Below we find Charles Witt families also started out on Oldmans Creek. Rev. Thomas Murrells families moved to the area of Byrd Creek and Tuckahoe Creek as did the families of Charles Witt whose families will be found on the Dan River in this report

Boyds road

Hyco River

South side of the Dan River,

David Lawson

Notes: ANY relationship to Dr. John Lawson and wife Sarah Rowland to these Lawson, of to Jonas Lawson of Byrd Creek

Isabel Lawson

Alexander Erwins

James Erwin's

Evin Evens

Abraham Rogers

Joseph Johnston

Joseph Johnston of Halifax County is the brother of Isaac Johnson both descendants of Michael Johnson died 1719 on Tuckahoe Creek Henrico Co. Va

1756 March 17: At a Vestry held for Antrim Parish on the 18 March 1756, page 40, Joseph Johnstone and William Lawson returned here a report of Processioning by them performed since the 5 January last past, in words and figures following 5 January 1756.  When we the subscribers began to procession the land that was deeded or patented between Boyd's road and the County line and Hyco (River) on the south side of the Dan River, pursuant to an order of Vestry; beginning at John Lawson, himself present, David Lawson and William Lawson, David Lawson all adjoining, them selves all present.  Isabel Lawson, Alexander Erwin's, James Erwin's, all adjoining, David Lawson present.  Evin Evens, himself present.  Joseph Johnston's, himself present; James Millacin, himself present; Abraham Rodger's, himself present, William Evens, present; John Even's, himself present; William Armstrong, John Armstrong, present; David Brandon, Francis Brandon, William Brandon, themselves present.  Charles Stevens and Thomas Wier, themselves and William Brandon present.  The rest of the lands in our precinct unprocessioned, it by reason we had not anybody to show us the lines, given under our hands this 17 March 1756 http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

1757 May 19: Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 1 1752-1759, page 271, date 19 May 1757, William Byrd, Esquire of Charles City County, to William Lawson of Halifax County for 12 pounds, 256 acres on Dan River, thence north.  All woods, etc.  David Caldwell by Power of Attorney for said William Byrd.  Signed: W. Byrd, Recorded 19 May 1757. http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

David Caldwell

1757 Oct. 15, Rowan County, NC, Deed book 2, pg. 217,:  Patrick MULLINGS Sr. & wife Mary let Enoch Conly (both men planters of Rowan Co., NC.) have 120 acres on south side of Dan River, beginning on the south side of the river, for £10, witnessed by Avenstone Rogers, Thomas Mullin & Noble Lad & proved by the last named in Oct. 1857. 

Patrick MULLINGS

The lands owned by Patrick Mullings will end up in Surry County when it formed

Avenstone Rogers

Thomas Mullin

Noble Lad

Enoch Conly

Enoch Conly, according to FHL was born about 1709 in, and had at least one daughter, Eleanor who was born about 1730 in NC.

1758 A Michael Wall died in Brunswick Co.

 

1758 March 15: Vestry Book of Antrim Parish, Halifax County, Virginia 1752-1817.  At a Vestry held for Antrim Parish on 15th Day of March 1758.  Page 60 – Pursuant to an order of the County Court of Halifax bearing date the 17 August last past for this Vestry to appoint Processioners according to Laws &c ordered that James Irwin, David Lawson and George Boyd do procession bounds of every Persons Land beginning at the Mouth of Hico Creek and keeping up Dan River to Boyd’s Ferry and across to Hico and down the same to the mouth &c and that they begin the said work on or before the last day January and return to the Vestry on or before last day of March, ensuing an account of every Persons land they shall procession and the persons present at the same and what lands in their bounds they shall fail to procession and the particular reasons of such failure. http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

1758 March 15: Vestry Book of Antrim Parish, Halifax County, Virginia 1752-1817.  At a Vestry held for Antrim Parish on 15th Day of March 1758.  Page 68 – Pursuant to an order of the County Court of Halifax bearing date the 18 August last past for this Vestry to appoint Processioners according to Law whereupon it is ordered that William Stokes, James Irwin and David Lawson do procession all the Patent land in the following bounds, beginning at Robert’s Ferry on Dan River thence along the Ferry Road to Boyd’s Ferry thence up the River to the beginning place and that they begin the said work on or before the last day December and return to the Vestry on or before last day of March, ensuing an account of every Persons land they shall procession and the persons present at the same and what lands in their bounds they shall fail to procession and the particular reasons of such failure http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

 

William Stokes

Robert’s Ferry

George Boyd

 

 

1759 April 15: Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 2, 1759-1766, page 339, date 19 April 1759, John Lawson of Halifax County, to William Stokes of same, for 160 pounds, 210 acres on the south side of Dan River beginning at a hickory on the river, thence south, mouth of Lawson Creek, being that tract of land (torn) aforesaid John Lawson by deed, dated the ( ) February 1746 from Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter, Esquire, executors of the last will of W. Byrd, Esquire and recorded in Lunenburg County, 4 May 1746.  All appurtenances.  Signed: John Lawson.  Witnesses: William Irby, William Roberts, Hezekiah Powell, Jr. and Joseph Ferguson.  Recorded 17 May 1759 http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

 

Charles Carter, Esquire

Dame Maria Byrd

William Irby,

William Roberts,

Hezekiah Powell, Jr.

Joseph Ferguson

 

1759 May 18: Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 1, 1752-1759, page 512, date 18 May 1759, William Byrd, Esquire of Charles City County to Moses Ayres of Halifax County, for 1 pound, 10 schillings, 152 acres on branches of Dan River, beginning at a black oak thence south, John Lawson’s line.  All trees, woods, etc.  David Caldwell by Power of Attorney for William Byrd.  Sign: W. Byrd.  Recorded 18 May 1759 http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

 

Moses Ayres

William Byrd

 

The first William Byrd of the colonies was transported as a servant to the Merriman families of Wards Creek.

 

1759 May 18 Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 1, 1752-1759, page 516, date 18 May 1759, William Byrd, Esquire of Charles City County, to John Rogers of Halifax County, for 5 pounds, 792 acres on Lawson Creek, on the south side of Dan River, beginning at John Lawson’s corner pine thence north.  All Trees, woods, etc.  David Caldwell by Power of Attorney for William Byrd.  Signed: W. Byrd.  Recorded 18 May 1759 http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

 

John Rogers

 

1759 Dec 22   THOMAS HILL, b/near Dan River Guilford Co. NC. d/4 Apr 1849 White Co. TN, m/17 Jul 1783 to Catherine SHROPSHIRE b/Sep 1760, d/14 Feb 1854 (d/o Winkfield Shropshire). Both buried Anderson Cemetery , Doyle TN

THOMAS HILL

Catherine Shropshire is the cousin of Joel Shropshire who married Mary Johnson daughter of Agness Johnson b 1740-50 died Dickson Co Tn. and Hudson Johnson died 1828 Bartons Creek Dickson Co. Tn.

Catherine SHROPSHIRE married Thomas HILL on 17 Jul 1783 in , Guilford, Nc. http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~popfraley/pafg72.htm

 

Winkfield SHROPSHIRE III

1783 July 10: Surry Co., NC Married Winkfield SHROPSHIRE III 1761 abt:  (Winkfield, Winkfield, St. John, Oliver, Samuel) was born 1761 in Guilford Co., NC, and died May 5, 1816 in Franklin Co., TN. He married Catherine Hill: 3 July 10, 1783 in Surry Co., NC. She was born 1766 in Rowan Co., NC, and died 1834 in Franklin Co., TN

Notes: This is incorrect That Winkfield Shropshire was born in 1761 as Guilford Co. NC formed in 1770 from Orange and Rowan Co. NC,

 

1782 Oct 22: Winkfield Shropshire. I have found no information on when Winkfield Shropshire came to North Carolina. We do know that on October 22, 1782, he was deeded 100 acres of land on the North Fork of Buffalo Island Creek. However, like the Hills, he had probably already lived there a number of years. His property adjoined the land owned by Gustavus Hill. He and his wife Jane (Jones) had a daughter named Catherine (1760-1854) and many other children. (See Shropshire Lineage) Jane and Catherine Shropshire were also members of the Matrimony Baptist Church.

 

 

1782 Oct 22: Winkfield Shropshire. I have found no information on when Winkfield Shropshire came to North Carolina. We do know that on October 22, 1782, he was deeded 100 acres of land on the North Fork of Buffalo Island Creek.

1785: The Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions record of Rockingham County contains the following entry: "Ordered that Winkfield Shropshire pay Joseph Gibson for his trouble in raising a bastard child begot on the body of Elizabeth Gibson by the said Shropshire." Later in the same record, the child is mentioned again as Sarah Gibson, alias Shropshire. Her mother, Elizabeth Gibson, was Joseph Gibson's daughter. Sarah was my 4th great-grandmother. http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?Rockingham::shropshire::15.html

 

Notes: 2 James Henry SHROPSHIRE was born 1784 in Guilford Co., NC, and died 1860 in Yell County, AR. He married (1) Sarah Eva Henley December 17, 1805 in Greene Co., GA. She was born March 20, 1784/85, and died February 12, 1886 in Etna, Franklin Co., AR.

He married (2) Elizabeth COLSON 1829. She was born Abt. 1817, and died  http://www.genforum.familytreemaker.com/shropshire/messages/419.html

 

Notes: Run Sarah Eva Henley is she connected to Leonard Henley

1788 Born James Henry Shropshire Guilford County, NC died 1859 in Yell County, Arkansas Married: 17 Dec 1805 in Greene County, Georgia to Sarah Eva “Sally” Henley 2nd wife or first Elizabeth Coalson

 

Children

1820 Nancy Shropshire in FRANKLIN CO. TN

1821 Sarah “Sally Eva Shropshire in Mississippi

1822 April 27 John M. Shropshire Monroe Co. Mississippi

1825 William Shropshire born in Ten.

1833 June; James Wesley Shropshire born in Tn

Notes: James Henry Shropshire is the son of Winkfield Shropshire abt 1761 Guilford Co. NC

 

Winkfield Shropshire died in Franklin Co. Tn. is the son of Winkfield Shropshire abt 1725 died 1798 in Oglethorpe,, Georgia,  and Jane Jones born in Rowan Co. NC. She died 1834 in Franklin Co. NC

 

Notes Tony, the Shropshires (the first to this area) lands were near the Virginia border of Rockingham/Henry County line on Buffalo Creek near Stoneville, NC. They attended Matrimony Primitive Baptist Church along with the Hill family of who many of them married up with. Winkfield Shropshire moved on to Georgia then on to Tennessee.

Saint John Shropshire remained in Rockingham County and I believe died here and was connected to a Mary "Polly" Shropshire (who was possibly his daughter). Polly Shropshire also lived and died here in Rockingham County. Somehow Saint John obtained his brother's land and then either sold or lost it to Dutton Hill. Polly Shropshire purchased this land back and Saint John's name remained on the deed as "lands formerly belonging to Saint John Shropshire" for over 70 years on into the early 1900s. Polly had a daughter named Elizabeth Shropshire who also had children.

 

So, the creeks in Rockingham County was "Buffalo Creek" and it forks nearby where his land was located. Also, this Matrimony Primitive Baptist Church was very close to his lands.

Hope this has helped.

Sheralene

 

Notes: James Henry Shropshire is the son of Winkfield Shropshire abt 1761 Guilford Co. NC

 

Winkfield Shropshire who died in Franklin Co. Tn. is the son of Winkfield Shropshireborn  abt 1725 died 1798 in Oglethorpe,, Georgia,  and Jane Jones born in Rowan Co. NC. She died 1834 in Franklin Co. NC

 

Catherine Hill:

In July 1783, Thomas Hill, age 24, married Catherine Shropshire, age 23

When Thomas Hill and Catherine moved to Georgia they had four children --

Elijah Hill,,

James Hill,

Abner Hill (b. 1788), and

 William Hill.

During the 13 years they lived in Georgia they had five more children --

Winkfield Hill (b. 1792),

Jane Hill,

Cynthia Hill,

Thomas Hill,

Hannah Hill.

 In 1804, when Thomas was 45, he and Catherine moved to Claiborne County, Tennessee, and there, in February 1805, joined the Big Spring Baptist Church, about four miles south of Tazewell.

8 Guilford County, NC Deed Book 2, p. 383. Issued Oct. 22, 1782 (100 acres to Winkfield Shropshire)

http://members.aol.com/CHUICY/hillbio.html

 

 

1760 March 19: Vestry Book of Antrim Parish, Halifax County, Virginia 1752-1817. Page 75 – Kerby’s Report of Processioning.  John Kirby, John Evans and Edward Finny returned a report of Processioning by them preformed, since the last day of January in words and figures following to wit a list of Land Processioned by us the subscribers

Capt. John Kirby’s on Wynn’s Creek present;

Henry Kirby, John Evans’ land present himself;

William Evans’ land present;

William Evans, Nathl. Chapman’s land present himself,

Abraham Rogers’ land present himself;

Roger Cason’s land present himself;

James Irwin’s land on Dan and two tracts for John Lawson present;

John Gordon Gentleman, James Irwin and John Lawson, John Saunder’s land on Dan River present himself;

pt. of Robert Holts on Dan River present;

the said Holt Adam Links Land present;

William link, James Irwin’s land on Lawson’s Creek present himself;

Henry Gain’s land and William Cornelius, John Lawson’s, David Lawson’s, Thomas Jones’ not for want of the lines being shown, certified under hands John Kriby, John Evans and Edward Finny. http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

 

John Gordon Gentleman,

James Irwin

John Lawson

John Saunder’s

 

1760 March Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 3, March Court 1760, page 44 – On the motion of John Lawson leave is given him to open a Bridle Way from David Brandon’s Landing on Dan River to this Courthouse. http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

 

David Brandon

 

1760 June 11, Charles Witt leased 400 acres for 16 years from Catherine Astin for 10 pounds.[19] The land had been purchased from Sherwood Walton, a Halifax justice, by her late husband Jacob Astin, and was apparently located somewhere on Mirey Creek or on its south fork near where it runs into the Dan River at South Boston.

 

Charles Witt

 

Walter Daux was possibly in Virginia by 1637 when Henry Perry received land from his father’s estate, part of which was in compensation for the transport of a Walter Daukes.

 

May 24, 1658, Walter Daux had died, and we find John Flower, who was aged 30, deeding gifts to the children of his wife: "for and in consideration of marriage with Mary the Relic of Walter Daux deceased and in consideration of my love and affection to the children of the said Mary Daux now my wife give unto

John Plaine the son of the said Mary by her former husband Robert Plaine, deceased, 2 steers, a bed and other furniture and household stuff also unto Ann Daux 3 cows certain furniture and also to Susan Daux cattle, household furniture, etc."

("Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Volume III, Beverley Fleet", Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988, p203 which references Charles City County Court Orders 1655-58, p146 and p148). The deed was recorded on June or July 25, 1658. On June 3, 1658, John Flower was granted administration of the estate of Walter Daux "having married the relict of sd. Daux

 

John Whitt, born in England in 1645, is first found in Virginia in 1670 laying claim with John Woorman to 600 acres on the Occoquan River in Stafford County.  Both John and his son, Richard, lived in Charles City County.  Richard’s son, also Richard Whitt, was one of the early settlers of Montgomery County who arrived there when it was still known as Fincastle County.  This second Richard was a preacher, and many of the early Montgomery County marriage records are from lists of weddings officiated by him. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~swva/Road_to_Radford.htm

 

1664 Edward Hill sold land adjacent Walter Daux. http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/o/c/h/Daniel-R-Ochsenschlager/FILE/0003page.html

 

John Whitt. On 11-20-1670 he acquired ownership of a patent of 600 acres "...beginning at a neck opposite to Dogges Hand" on the Potomac River. This tract became George Mason's land, Now Mason's Neck adjacent to George Washington's Mount Vernon. Source John Witt/Whitt of Charles City County,Virginia and his four sons, By Jane C. Whitt 3332 Glenmore Dr., Falls Church, Virginia 22041 http://boards.ancestry.netscape.com/surnames.daux/1/mb.ashx

 

Susan Daus married Richard Rawlins then married JohnTurberfield

Ann Daux married John Whitt aka John Witt

 

The first Witts in America were John Witt and his two sons, John and William.

John Witt first appeared in the latter part of the 17th century in Virginia. His name appeared several times in a series of land patents. Before 1699 when treasury rights were instated, land was deeded in the form of head bounties granted to people who brought new immigrants to the colonies. One of these individuals who obtained land by bringing in settlers was Captain William Randolph. A relative of Thomas Jefferson [4] , Randolph amassed a hugh estate known as Tuckahoe.

Randolph and others like him to obtain more land often made several patents claiming the same individual. One of the individuals claimed several times was John Witt. The first patent that John Witt was included in was for 623 acres in Charles City County, Bristoll Parish. It was for land on the south side of the Appomattox River, beginning at Hugh Lee's, to the Great Meadow, up the swamp, and was dated 20 November 1682 [5].

Another, submitted by Thomas Cock Sr., was for 816 acres in Henrico County on the south side of the Chickahominy. This was dated 20 October 1689 [6].

John Witt is found in another claim of William Randolph's recorded on 25 October 1695. This was for 2,926 acres in Charles City County, Wynoake Parish, on the south side of the James River. These three land patents have some common names between the listed immigrants, making it likely that the John Witt listed is one and the same.

1695, John Witt had a court suit in Henrico County


John Witt was married to Ann Daux, daughter of Walter Daux. Walter, the son of a London merchant, Richard Daux [7] , is first found in Virginia in 1637 when he is listed on a patent of land near Herring and Oldman's Creeks in Charles City County [8].

A series of court entries from the 1670's concerning a dispute between orphans of Walter Daux establishes John Witt as the husband of Ann. In February 1687 a work order was issued to clear and lay a road from the Chickahominy down towards the James River. This road was connected to the main road [9] near John Witt's land [10].

1715 Sep 14 Charles City County, Virginia Indenture 

This indenture, made this 14th day of September in the year of our Lord God,
One Thousand seven hundred and fifteen, betweeen Charles
Hudson and Mary his
wife, of the
County of Charles Citty of the one part and Jon. Witt and Wm Witt
of hte smae county of the other part Witnesseth: that where as the said Charles
Hudson and Mad Mary, his wife, be indenture bearing the day before the date
here of and with the consideration there on expressed hath bargained and sold
Jon Witt and Wm Witt, their executors and administrators one tract or parsel of
land containing three hundred acres, more or less, lying and being in the
county of Honaricho at a place
called Tuckahoe and bounded as in the daid
indenture is unto the said
Jno Witt and Wm Witt their executors and
administrators from the day before the date of the said recited indentures
unto the end and term the statuet possession of said land and premises and be
enabled to acfept and take a grant and release of the Roversion and inheritance
thereof to them and their heirs to the use of them their heirs and assigns as
by the said recited indenture of has more at large appeareth. . . .

. . . for and in consideration of the sum of five pounds, sterling, to hem in
hand payd by the sd
John Witt and William Witt where of they do acknowledge
the recipt had granted. . . . . In witness wereof the said Charles
Hudson and Mary, his wife hath hereunto sett
their hands and affixed their seals the day and year above written.
At a court held for Henrico county the 3rd day of October 1715. Charles
Hudson
acknowleded this Deed to be in his act and deed and whereupon the same was
admitted to record.
Then Mary, his wife being first privately examined relinquished her right of
Dower in the land above mentioned, which was also admitted to Record.

http://gedcom.surnames.com/burgess_jim/np56.htm 

 

According to the tradition noted in the Williams book, John Witt Jr. had a wife named Lavina. A will dated 5 August 1730, in Charles City County, leaves that in doubt. John Rogers of Westover Parish left livestock and items to his daughter Ann, wife of John Witt [13].

Tradition also is that Thomas Harbour married Sarah Witt in Charles City County. If this is true, Thomas followed his wife's family to their home in Henrico County.


The first existing document of
Thomas Harbour dates from 28 September, 1728. He paid 40 shillings for a land grant of 400 acres of new land on the lower forks of Deep Creek [14]. Deep Creek is in Henrico County on the north side of the James River less than a mile from Tuckahoe Creek.

When Goochland County was formed from Henrico in 1728 Tuckahoe Creek formed the eastern most boundary, encompassing the Witt lands in the new county. Three Notched Road, an old track following the watershed between the James and South Anna Rivers and named for a long-gone peculiar tree mark along the route, connected the short distance between Thomas Harbour and his father-in-law [15].

It was in Goochland County that the second record of Thomas is found. Thomas was involved in a court case there in 1729/30 in which he, as a plaintiff, had a case dismissed [16]. It was around this time that the couple began to have children. Four sons were likely born here, David, Talmon, Abner, and Elisha [17]. Lavina and Mary, two daughters [18] would also have been born in this period.

1715 September 14, , the brothers John and William Witt of Charles City County bought 300 acres in Henrico County (Weisiger, Benjamin B., "Henrico County Deeds 1706-1737", p 46).

 

 

The first evidence of a person who is probably our Charles Witt is a 1739 court record of a deed from Thomas Joplin to Charles Witt in Henrico County just east of the land bought by John and William Witt in 1715. Although the deed itself is not extant, we can identify the land through Thomas Joplin, the grantor. The land was part of 343 acres on both sides of Deep Run which was patented in 1735 by Henry Holman [3] and then sold to brothers-in-law Thomas Joplin and Holman Freeman a few months later on 17 December 1735.[4] This land was described as being on both sides of Deep Run "nigh Tuckahoe Creek", and is easily plotted on maps of the area. It was only a mile or so west of the Henrico-Goochland county line. (Both Joplin and Freeman lived near John Witt II on Tuckahoe Creek at the time, and John Witt would five years later witness a sale there to Holman Freeman.)

 

Thomas Joplin and Holman Freeman had been left the land by the will of George Freeman[5], which split the land between them on either side of Deep Run, Thomas Joplin receiving the land on the west side. This is undoubtedly the land Thomas Joplin sold to Charles Witt in 1739, who then disposed of the land nine years later. On 14 October 1748 Charles Witt of Goochland County sold 160 acres on the upper side of Deep Run in Henrico County to David Staples.[6] This was, from its description, the upper portion of Freeman's patent and therefore the same land purchased in 1739 by Charles Witt.

The location of this land can be determined quite precisely, since we have three different descriptions of it. When
Goochland County was formed from Henrico in early 1728, the dividing line between the two counties was Tuckahoe Creek as far as Chumley's branch. Charles Witt's land was barely on the Henrico side of that line. Interestingly, Holman's patent bordered two sons of the same William Randolph who had claimed the importation of John Witt
.

Among the partial tithables lists of Goochland County is a short 1746 list of tithables on Tuckahoe Creek. On that list are (torn) Witt and David Witt together ' a tear in the paper obscures the first name. This is likely to have been Charles Witt. These two Witt tithables are probably living on the Tuckahoe land purchased in 1715. Since Charles Witt was "of Goochland" in 1748 when he sold his land across the line in Henrico, it seems likely that the obscured name was his, living on that land and working to his own land a few miles away. (The only other candidate to be living in this area is John Witt II, but he had been "levy-free" in 1742 and thus, if he were still alive, may not have been included on the 1746 tithables list.) Neither of these Witts appears on the 1748 tithables, but it appears the existing tithables for that year are missing the Tuckahoe Creek area.

Whether this Charles
Witt is "ours" or not is not certain, but it seems highly likely. There is no further record of a Charles Witt in Henrico or Goochland, and we know our Charles Witt was in Lunenburg County shortly thereafter. However, it casts some doubt on his marriage to Thomas Harbour's daughter. We know that our Charles Witt was married by 1745 or so, but never seems to have lived within 40 miles of Thomas Harbour until several years later. Of course, he may have known Thomas Harbour by his association with William Witt.

Source: BOB'S GENEALOGY FILING CABINET: found on Rootsweb.com

 

p. 414-415. Will pro. 21 June 1781 & 15 Aug. 1782. Halifax Co Charles Witt

 

SEE report called CHARLES JOHNSON OF GOOD'S FERRY ROAD as this is where William Witt and John Witt first owned lands at and was one their adjacent Land Owners

 

Charles Witt appears on the voting list for the Burgesses election in 1765 in Halifax County

 

A 1766 road order assigns "Charles Witt's tithables", Talmon and Abner Harbour, Sherwood Walton, and several neighbors on Mirey Creek to clear the road leading from Roberts Ferry to the courthouse. This road ran just east of Mirey Creek due north to the courthouse, and is now (roughly) US 501. The "tithables" plural implies that Charles Witt had one or more sons who had reached the age of 16.

 

Antrim Parish book, dated 15 October 1766, called him "Charles Witt a pensioner."[25] This means he was receiving a stipend from the parish, typically indicating old age, poverty, or some infirmity that rendered him unable to fend for himself. [I might note that pensioners commonly were landowners. At least one other pensioner on the same list was a landowner, owning land being no bar to receiving alms. Further, his estate fifteen years later amounted to very little, despite having grown sons to help increase it over the last ten years

 

Seven years later, on 19 March 1767, there are two deeds that appear to be a trade of land. Charles Witt sold the 300 acres he was granted in 1755, "known by name of Stewards Level", to the same Sherwood Walton.[20] Thomas Spencer, Samuel Davis, and Elijah Witt were witnesses. On the same date, and for the same price, Charles Witt bought 200 acres in the neighborhood of his leased land from Sherwood Walton.[21] This land was part of a much larger patent to Walton on the south fork of Mirey Creek, less than a mile north of the Dan River and just west of the town of South Boston and Robert's Ferry. Sherwood Walton sold another part of the same tract to Samuel Davis the same day. These two tracts bordered Wilson, Richard Sullins, and James McDaniel. Samuel Davis and Thomas Spencer witnessed the deed to Charles Witt. Thomas Spencer, Elijah Witt (presumably his brother) and "Lamina" Witt witnessed the deed to Davis. Shortly thereafter, Talmon Harbour would also buy part of the Sherwood Walton patent.

 

1768 Charles Hulsey married to Hannah Witt are found on the Surry County tax lists of 1774 and 1775, all in an area south of the Dan River.

He was evidently charged for one tithable too many in 1769, as both the vestry book[23] and court records[24] for that year note that he was relieved of exactly the right amount for one tithable "wrongly paid". Since his son Joseph was clearly over 16 by 1769, this must either refer to a son who was not yet 16, to Charles himself, or to a son over 21 who should have been separately taxed.

 

Road order in April of 1770 appoints Micajah Watkins surveyor of the road from Roberts Ferry road to Birch's Creek and assigns the tithables of Talmon Harbour, Sarah Harbour, Samuel Davis, Elijah Witt, Josiah Sullins, and Richard Sullins to clear the road

 

November 1770 Charles Witt sold 10 acres of the land he bought from Sherwood Walton, "on both sides of Millers Road", to Philip Malone.

 

Charles Witt’s will was dated 30 January 1771 and proved ten years later on 23 June 1781.[31] It was not actually recorded until 15 August when Joseph Witt, the sole executor, was granted a certificate of probate. The will left one shilling sterling to three sons and daughters: Lavenia Sullins, Mary Jonaken, and Elijah Witt. His daughters Charity Witt, Nelly Witt, Lyddie Witt, Rhoda Witt, and Susanna Witt were each bequeathed one cow or two pounds current money "after the death or marriage of my said wife."

His son Caleb Witt was bequeathed a horse and fifteen pounds to be delivered "when he comes of age."

His wife Lamina Witt was to have "during her natural life or widowhood the land and plantation whereon I now dwell with all my stock of every kind also my household furniture of every kind whatsoever."

His son Joseph Witt was to have "after the death or marriage of my said wife the above said land and plantation with all my stock of every kind and also all the household furniture provided he my said son Joseph pays off the legacies before bequeathed'provided my son Joseph should die without a male heir lawfully begotten, then my desire is that my son Caleb should enjoy the said land and plantation above forever."

The will also states "my will and desire is that my son Joseph Witt shall oblige to take care of his mother during her life or widowhood also the small children to keep them together with her while they come to age or able to do for themselves." Joseph Witt and wife Lamina Witt were named executors.

The will was signed with his "C" mark and witnessed by James LeGrand, Micajah Watkins, and Robert Rakestraw.

An odd item is that the will also ordered the executors to "sell all the land I hold on the south side of the Main Road between that and Dan River, and the money be applied towards paying my son Caleb's legacy off."

 

The inventory for Charles Witt and appraisal was taken on 11 September 1782 and filed on 19 September.[33] The inventory was taken by James LeGrand, Daniel Hutchinson, and James Johnson, and amounted to 125 pounds. Most of the value was from 12 cattle, 4 horses, 37 hogs, 9 sheep, and furniture. Although Charles Witt couldn't sign his name, the inventory includes eight books. Joseph Witt may have disbursed the five cows and one horse, as directed by the will. He is listed in the 1782 tax list with 11 cows and 4 horses

 

 

Reported Children of William Witt Birth: 1675 in Pays d'annis, La Rochelle, France

Death: JUN 1754 in , Albemarle, Virginia

 

John Witt abt 1710 Death: 4 MAR 1782 in, Amherst, Virginia married Lucy Littleberry

Benjamin Witt abt 1712 Death: 1774 in , Buckingham, Virginia married Marianne Chastain daughter of Jean Chastain and Charlotte Judith Amonet

Charles Witt abt 1712 Death: 31 JAN 1781 in Halifax County, Virginia married Levina Harbour reported to be  daughter of Sarah Witt and Thomas Harbour

Sarah Witt abt 1716 Death: 25 APR 1754 in Bedford, VA married John Cannady

Lewis Witt abt 1720 Death: 1774 in, Bedford, Virginia married Anne Miller

David Witt abt 1720 died1808 in Henry Co. Va. married Sarah Harbour reported daughter of Thomas Harbour and Sarah Witt she died aft 1818 in Henry Co. Va.

Abner Witt abt 1722 died 1785 in Amherst Co., Virginia married Anna Churchill

Rich Oney Witt died 1764 Bute NC married a Regina

William Witt b abt 1726 Death: 1794 in Amherst Co., VA reported to have married Mary Mildred Daux Witt

Agnes Wittor Aggy Whitt abt 1733 Death: 1824 in Bedford, VA married John Key of Albemarle Co Death: 1790 in Bedford County, Virginia

Reported Children of John Witt b abt 1675 died aft 1751 Goochland Co and wife Anne Rogers ABT 1680 in Charles City Co, VA

Barnet Witt

Farrar Witt

Sylvanus Witt or Silas Witt

Saarh Witt is reported to have married Thomas Harbour he died in 1779 Henry Co Va. Leaving a son named Thomas Harbour whose lands are on Buffalo Creek

John Witt (3rd) abt 1710 reported to have married Elizabeth Parrish and died 1792 in Halifax Co. Va.

William Witt (Whitt) born aft 1705 he is reported to have married Elizabeth Parish

FM Witt married John Farrar

FM Witt reported to have married David Barnett

 
Children of WILLIAM MATLOCK and ELIZABETH WITT are: (this is mine and Pegs lines coming into Humphreys Co. Tn)
JOHN MATLOCK, b. Abt. 1734; d. Aft. 1773; m. JUDAH JUDITH WITT, 22 November 1756, Goochland County, Virgin
LITTLEBERRY MATLOCK, b. Abt. 1744.
ELIZABETH MATLOCK, b. Abt. 1742.
JOHN M. MATLOCK, b. 1743; m. MARGARET.
VALENTINE MATLOCK, b. 1751, Bedford County, Virginia; d. 1825, Wayne County Kentucky; m. MARY POLLY SHEREWSBURY.
WILLIAM JAMES MATLOCK, b. November 1755, Washington County Tennessee; d. 19 September 1829, Morgan County Indiana; m. SARAH SALLY SHEPHERD, Abt. 1774; b. Abt. 1754, Virginia

 

William Matlock was also marred two more times

1761 ERA: Gideon Johnson and his family quickly established themselves in their Dan River Valley home, which was in Rowan Co. at the time, but became part of Guilford Co. in 1771 and eventually Rockingham Co., NC.

In Rowan Co. in 1765, Gideon Johnson received an original land grant six miles due west of Wentworth, NC on the south side of the Dan River. That year, daughter Elizabeth Johnson married James Wray. And on March 19, 1765, he bought 250 acres on the south side of the Dan River from Peter and Agnes Wilson Perkins of Pittsylvania Co., VA for 120 pounds of English money.

Gideon Johnson

Gideon Johnson is shown as a witness in Quaker records by 1739, adding credibility to his assigned birth in 1717 in the portion of New Kent Co. that became Hanover four years later.

Some researchers speculate that he first married about 1742 a Goodloe, a descendant of George Goodloe of Middlesex Co., VA, who died young.

In the mid-1740s, at about age 30, Gideon Johnson married the mother of all his children, (Nancy) Ursula Allen/Allin (Feb. 16, 1728-c. 1807), the daughter of his Hanover Co. neighbors William and Mary Ann Owen Allin and granddaughter of Thomas Owen of Williamsburg, the colonial capital. Allen became a longstanding family given name.

Among children of record born to Gideon Johnson and his wife Ursula were:

Elizabeth Johnson likely the eldest child of Gideon Johnson and Ursula, married James Ray or Wray in 1765 in Rowan Co. with her father Gideon Johnson Sr. giving consent. Wray likely had been related to the family of the same name associated with the Johnsons in Amelia and Prince Edward Cos. The Wrays lived near her father and brothers in Guilford Co., NC in the late 1700s.

Wray died in 1806.

The Wrays had seven children: Sarah Wray (m. Jean or John Bellanfant), Ursula Wray, Jane Wray, Parson Wray, Payton Wray, Pleasant Wray and William Johnson Wray.

Sarah or Sally Wray married Bellanfant, a Frenchman who reputedly came to America with the Marquis Lafayette's troops during the Revolution, just after his first wife Louisa "Lucy" Yeoman died while giving birth at sea on the way home from visiting his parents in France, according to a longstanding, but possibly far-fetched family story. Bellanfant lived in the Dan River valley and had real estate transactions with the Johnsons in the 1790s.

Sally Wray became the stepmother of seven children, including twins, all under age 12, and Jean almost immediately died -- before May 1802 -- while fighting a fire in a foundry or blacksmith shop. The eldest child, twin Mary Jessaline Bellanfant, married Alexander Johnson, the son of William Johnson and Sally's cousin.

William Allen Johnson (Dec. 27, 1749-Feb. 8, 1830) married on March 4, 1773 to Sarah McLaren, the daughter of Daniel McLaren of Dan River, Guilford, Rockingham and later Bedford Co., TN. Sarah McLaren Johnson  (Jan. 25, 1756-Sept. 2, 1835) served as a principal witness for her brother-in-law Abner when he applied for his Revolutionary War pension.

William Allen Johnson and his family moved to Middle Tennessee around 1810, after his father's death, to join his brother Abner Johnson and sister Ursula Johnson Pillow. They likely settled first in Rutherford Co. before moving south to the Fountain Creek neighborhood of Maury Co. by about 1812.

 

Like his father, William Allen Johnson was a small-scale slaveholder. On the 1823 tax rolls, he listed three slaves to help him farm 272 acres on Fountain Creek. His eldest known son Alexander Johnson also listed three slaves for a smaller farm of 93.5 acres.

Alexander Johnson (April 14, 1782, Rockingham-Feb. 7, 1857, Maury) married Mary Jessaline "Polly" Ballanfant, the daughter of Frenchman Jean and Louisa "Lucy" Yeoman Ballanfant, on Aug. 6, 1805 in Rockingham Co. Alexander Johnson served several terms on the Maury Co. administrative court. With the Pillows, Alexander Johnson was among the leading Democrats in Maury County in the 1840s and often chaired political meetings in support of James Knox Polk, a neighbor, governor and finally the U.S. President.

Son John Johnson (1783-after 1850, Maury Co., TN) married first Elizabeth Arnold and fathered nine children over at least 30 years before the couple divorced. He then remarried to Mary Beaver on Jan. 18, 1843 in Maury Co.

Son William Allen Johnson Jr. (1789-1852, McNairy Co., TN), a Maury Co. constable and military officer, married Mary Griffin. His campaign against Nimrod Porter for Maury Co. sheriff is included elsewhere in this manuscript.

The eldest known child, Celia Johnson (Oct. 25, 1776, Guilford, NC), married neighbor John Sanders before 1796 in Rockingham Co. They had eight children who came to Maury Co.: Mary Sanders "Polly Sanders " (m. James P. Kennedy), Alexander McClaren Sanders, William Johnson Sanders, Duke Sanders, Sarah McClaren Sanders, James Sanders and likely Joseph Sanders. John's brother William Sanders married another of the Bellanfant daughters, Elizabeth Bellanfant, and moved to neighboring Giles Co., TN.

 

The final known child of William and Sarah -- Mary (March 31, 1784, Rockingham-March 25, 1859, Maury) -- married Benjamin Davis (July 28, 1778, VA-Nov. 22,1845, Maury) and had at least nine children who came to Maury. Three married children of Isham and Martha "Patsy" Allen Mangrum, originally from Greensville Co., VA - who were cousins, too, even though the branches of the family had been separated for more than two decades.

 

Ursula Allin, the wife of Gideon Johnson Sr., had a sister Mary Allin who married a possible relation named William Allen and moved to Brunswick and Greensville Co. in southern Virginia.

A professional Maury Co. genealogist said those Allens 3 were the parents of Patsy Allen Mangrum; an Allen son, Hamlin, moved to Maury Co., and his daughter Eliza married yet a fourth child of Benjamin and Mary Johnson Davis. A fourth Mangrum child married still another of the grandsons of William Allen Johnson.

 

William Allen Johnson and Sarah McClaren Johnson are buried in Johnson-Amis Cemetery in front of the Culleoka, TN post office in Maury Co. Among the 11 children of son Alexander was Louisa Yeoman Johnson who married Lewis Amis on July 15, 1830. The Amis couple and five of their seven children lie in the same cemetery.

 

. (Mary) Ursula Johnson (c. 1752, Nottoway Parish, Amelia Co., VA- 1822 or after 1830, Maury Co.) married John Pillow, also of Amelia Co., around 1770 when the Dan River valley was still part of Rowan Co.

The Pillows decided to move to Nashville in 1788.

 

Gideon Johnson Sr. had entered 250 acres of new land on the north side of Dan River - across the water from his original holdings -- in May 1780. In January 1787, he "sold" the property for a mere five pounds to son-in-law John Pillow. On Oct. 8, 1788 - after holding the property less than two years - Pillow sold the land to his brother-in-law William Allen Johnson for an unspecified sum.

Also on Oct. 8, 1788, Pillow sold another 640 acres that he had originally patented, also on the north side of Dan River, to William Johnson for 100 pounds.

An October start to the trip to Nashville corresponded to the norm for these early western moves. Families typically raised and harvested a crop, which was sold to provide the money for farm rental and supplies when they arrived at their new homes. Spring moves were avoided because they occupied precious weeks that prevented spring planting. An October trip to Nashville would have placed the Pillows and Johnsons past the mountains well before the passes closed with winter snow.

 

The Avery or Old North Carolina Trace opened Sept. 25, 1788 to allow more convenient transport for Revolutionary War veterans coming west to claim their bounty lands. The trace, however, was only 10-feet wide and too rugged for wagons, so settlers had to arrange for sending their household goods by water.

 

The Pillows and Abner Johnson's family located on Brown's Creek or near Brown's Station southwest of Nashville, where John Pillow bought a 50-acre tract from Samuel Barton on July 14, 1791. No record of his Revolutionary War grant has been found.

 

John Pillow Sr. was killed by Indians near Nashville in May or June 1793, and his wife declined to administer the estate on July 9; that task fell to son William Pillow.

The Pillow family migrated into northern Williamson Co. at the turn of the century, but by 1808, most were relocating to Maury Co. with a few working south to Giles.

Among the Pillow children were:

Col. William Pillow (1772-1868, Maury Co., TN) who married second Portia Thomas of Williamson Co., TN in 1812;

Gideon Pillow Sr. (Sept. 31, 1774-Feb. 26, 1830, Maury) who married Annie Payne (Feb. 20, 1777-April 10, 1864);

John Pillow (March 25, 1781-July 20, 1854) who married Mary Fitzpatrick and moved to Giles Co., TN;

Mordecai Pillow (1775-1828, Logan Co., KY) married Mary Baker Johnson, his cousin;

Abner Pillow (Jan. 23, 1784-Oct. 25, 1860) who married Mary S. Thomas, Portia's sister;

 Ursula Pillow (1780-after 1836, Nashville) married Capt. William Rains;

Elizabeth Ann Pillow (1778-after 1860, Maury) married William Murray and Thomas Latchin Due;

Mary Pillow (Feb. 19, 1777-Jan. 13, 1867, Rutherford Co.) married Hartwell Miles; and Barbary (a) (possibly married a Johnson).

Col. William Pillow gained a reputation as an Indian fighter, killing Chief Big Foot, serving under Gen. Andrew Jackson, and eventually settling in Columbia, Maury Co., TN.

Abner Pillow surveyed, owned and developed land across Middle and West Tennessee after serving as a major in the War of 1812.

Not only did they become wealthy, but Gideon Pillow and Anne Payne Pillow, who are buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Columbia, TN, were parents to one of the most controversial American military commanders of the era -- Gideon Johnson Pillow Jr., who served as a major general in the Mexican-American War and brigadier general for the Confederacy.

Aspersions on Gen. Pillow's competence and courage in the Mexican War led to a major political feud because he was a close friend and political ally of President James Knox Polk.

Gen. Pillow (June 8, 1806-Oct. 8, 1878) married Mary E. Martin in 1831 and, after her death, widow Mary Dickson Trigg

 

The Pillows married into some of the most prominent families in Tennessee. Gen. Gideon Johnson Pillow's sister Cynthia Holland Pillow (1810-Sept. 16, 1892) wed, as a second husband, Tennessee Gov. Aaron V. Brown; sister Narcissa Pillow (Jan. 17, 1811-April 28, 1883) married George W. Martin, a Giles Countian nominated for governor before his death in 1854; and sister Amanda married Judge West H. Humphreys.

Ursula Johnson Pillow appeared to be living with her son William Pillow in the 1830 Maury census, but other sources report she died in1822.

. Gideon Johnson Jr. (Nov. 7, 1754-Nov. 1, 1843) was married Nov. 18, 1779 to Mary "Polly" Baker de Graffenreid (Sept. 3, 1764-Jan. 7, 1823), a native of Lunenberg Co. Polly Baker de Graffenreid was a descendant of a Swiss "count" who earned his title through land development and founded the colonial North Carolina capital of New Bern in 1711.

Before his marriage, though, Gideon Johnson Jr. served as a private in July 1776 under Capt. John Armstrong of Surry Co., NC, and Lt. Joseph Tate of Guilford Co., NC. Armstrong's company joined the 2nd Regiment of the Continental Line at Salisbury, NC shortly after Gideon enlisted. He was discharged by then-Col. Alexander Martin, the later governor of North Carolina who appointed Gideon Johnson and brother Abner Johnson as his bodyguards.

 

Peter Benjamin Johnson (1766-1855, Old Springville, Henry Co., TN) fought in the Revolution and married Nancy Hubbard, daughter of William Hubbard. Peter Benjamin Johnson is found in Stewart County, TN in 1820 with his wife, sons Abner Johnson and William Hubbard Johnson and five daughters. Peter Benjamin Johnson had migrated north of Nashville with his Hubbard in-laws.

 

Peter Benjamin Johnson was a veterinarian or "horse doctor," and on a frontier that had few physicians, Nancy earned a reputation as an "herb doctor."

Peter Benjamin Johnson and Nancy eventually had 10 children: Abner Johnson; Joicey Johnson (m. John Leland Hagler); William Hubbard Johnson; Milbury Johnson or "Millie Johnson " (m. Horatio Nelson Marberry); Mary Johnson (m. William Kinkead); Charlotte Johnson (m. Kenneth Buchanan); Caroline Johnson (m. Willis Murphy Watson); Minerva Johnson (m. William J. Conyers); Ursula Johnson; and Thomas (m. Mary Dudgeon).

Peter Benjamin Johnson  and Nancy hubbard Johnson are buried at Poplar Grove Cemetery in Henry Co. Tn

 

. Mordecai Morgan Johnson was named for John Morgan who married mother Ursula Allen Johnson's sister Elizabeth Allen. This brother is not believed to have moved from Rockingham Co., according to reports about the relocation of the other brothers. Descendants of the Johnson family still live in Rockingham County, including Robert W. Carter Jr., publications chairman of the local historical society and authority on the Johnson and other local families in the 1990s.

Mordecai Johnson and his unnamed wife (possibly Jane), however, had landholdings in 1811 in Stewart Co., TN near his brother Peter Benjamin Johnson

 

. Nancy Johnson married Revolutionary War veteran James Cotton (October 1765-Feb. 18, 1838) on Dec. 20, 1786 in Rockingham. The couple had settled in Maury Co. with many of the Pillows by 1808. James Cotton died in McNairy Co., TN, and his widow then moved to Jackson Co., AL where she died after 1848.

They had five children: Peter Johnson Cotton (m. Lavinia Tucker); Mary Cotton (m. John McCartney); Martha Cotton (m. John C. Ashworth and Samuel Boulds Barron); Tabitha Allin Cotton (m. William Henry Lewis); and Charles K.  Cotton (m. Ruth Elizabeth Mahan). One of the Barron children fought in the Battle of Wilson's Creek, just a couple of miles from his cousins' Missouri homes.

 

In 1845, Nancy Johnson's brother Abner Johnson - then almost 90 - prepared an affidavit on James Cotton's service and Nancy's life to qualify her for a widow's pension.

. Judith Cotton married a Condon by 1807.4

 

. Naomi Cotton is listed as a daughter in.her father's will. No other trace of her has been found. 

Abner Johnson (1758-Oct. 22, 1850)

Abner Johnson was born in Prince Edward Co., VA, shortly after his father had purchased the farm along Saylor's Creek. No family or religious reason has been found for the naming of Abner Johnson or his brother Mordecai Johnson or sister Naomi Johnson.

Abner Johnson is said to have been wounded at the tide-turning battle of Guilford (N.C.) Courthouse although he made no such claim when he applied for a war pension.

In October 1777, while living in the Dan River valley, Abner Johnson volunteered for militia service under his neighbor, Capt. John Nelson; if not enough volunteered, then able-bodied men were drafted to fill out the unit. Capt. Nelson's company was organized under Col. Paseley's regiment with Charles Hughes as lieutenant, Allen Walker as sergeant and George Parks and Abner as ensigns. Col. Paseley's regiment from Guilford Co. was joined with Col. Saunders' regiment from Granville County under the command of Gen. Rutherford.

The troops reported to Guilford Court House and then marched to SC through Salisbury and Charlotte, NC and Camden, SC. The destination was Smoky Camp near the town of Purrysburgh, according to Abner's pension papers. The troops ranged across the Black Swamp and as far as Augusta and Savannah in Georgia.

 

Around May 10, 1778, Abner Johnson was discharged, and he made his way back to the Dan River settlement with his neighbor, Capt. Nelson.

 

In a second stint of duty, Abner Johnson was called up for three months as a bodyguard against British and Tory attacks for "Governor Martin," who lived in the same county and was traveling to Nutbush for a meeting of the state legislature. However, a quorum of legislators failed to attend.

 

Finally, he again was called to accompany Alexander Martin to "Marcurian Tavern" for another session of the legislature, but again sufficient members failed to gather.

(The royal governor of North Carolina at the time was Josiah Martin. Abner Johnson, however, accompanied Alexander Martin of Guilford Co., who was only a member of the NC legislature. Alexander later became governor of North Carolina after statehood, and Abner referred to him as governor out of habit and respect in the pension papers.)

Abner Johnson 's pension affidavit lists no other action except in "scouting parties" when the neighbors "were engaged against the Tories," probably simply other neighbors or small troop units sympathetic to the British.

He produced the testimony of David Dobbins, his brother Gideon Johnson and sister-in-law Sarah Johnson (Mrs. William), but only that of Sarah has survived. In general she confirmed that the entire family lived in households on the Dan River and Abner Johnson was absent for long periods to fight in the Revolution.

 

Stories of service in the Revolution were often subject to embellishment, and the tale persists that Abner Johnson fought and was wounded at the Battle of Guilford Court House on March 15, 1781 despite no references in his pension papers. It is difficult to imagine that one of the bloodiest encounters of the Revolution occurred almost in his back yard and he didn't participate despite three tours of duty. Then again, the NC militia embarrassed itself at Guilford Court House, and he may have omitted the service from his official papers.

On March 15, 1781 about 2,000 men of British Gen. Cornwallis bore down on the Guilford Co. Courthouse near New Garden (NC) and the American forces under Gen. Nathanael Greene. The NC militia, the first line of defense, fired prematurely, panicked and then fled into nearby woods, exposing the VA militia. The reasons for the hasty retreat are unknown: no one from the North Carolina troops was wounded or killed in the initial action.

Like many military incidents, the British victory at Guilford Court House, however, really became a defeat, thanks to the heavy losses.

When the gunsmoke cleared, the Americans had withdrawn to the north - survivors of "one of the bloodiest (battles) of the war," says Page Smith, a historian of the Revolution and author of A New Era Now Begins. While the British took the courthouse area (now the site of Greensboro), their casualties came to 554, or one than one fourth of Cornwallis' troops. "It was a devastating setback," says Smith, and demonstrated that the American Continental Line (not the militia) could hold its own against British regulars.

Former British Prime Minister William Pitt later described the Battle of Guilford Court House as "the precursor of ruin to British supremacy in the South." The conflict would surge north over the next two years before Cornwallis surrendered to the Americans at Yorktown, VA.

 

Abner Johnson 's wounds would have occurred in the disarray after the militia retreat. The Continental Line regulars suffered 144 dead or wounded while the militia men posted 83 wounded. The Americans, however, listed 1,084 missing or deserted, with 552 from the North Carolina militia.

 

Abner Johnson and Nancy Brackett were married on March 14, 1783. No traces have been found on the ancestry of Nancy; she does not appear to have been the Nancy Brackett who was born around 1761 (the same age) to Thomas and Judith Brackett of Amelia Co.However, she may have been the daughter of Thomas' son Benjamin, who moved to that part of NC.

 

Abner Johnson and Nancy's eldest children William Allen Johnson, Gideon Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson and Mary Johnson were born in Rockingham Co. before the family moved west.

Abner Johnson and his family likely came to Nashville in November 1788, with his sister Mary Ursula Johnson Pillow and her family. Abner Johnson is mentioned in Rockingham land records in 1786 and 1787, but no later; his son Abner Johnson Jr. told census takers he was born in TN in 1792; and Davidson Co. court records of the early 1790s refer to Abner Johnson Sr. In that era, little of the state was settled except for the eastern mountain counties and the Red River communities around Nashville, also known as Nashboro or French Lick.

Abner Johnson does not appear in the 1790 North Carolina census although his father and brothers William Johnson and Gideon Johnson were still located in Rockingham. Virtually all Tennessee censuses were destroyed before 1820, when Abner Johnson was in Maury Co.

He may have moved back to NC briefly because one census shows his daughter Sarah Ann  Johnson (Ginger) was born there in 1804. That likely was a census taker's error or a family member's mistaken memory because Abner Johnson 's daughter Elizabeth Johnson was married in Davidson Co., TN in April 1804, Abner Johnson appears on the Davidson Co. tax rolls in 1805.

 

The available records strongly suggest that Abner Johnson was a skilled tradesman or laborer, not a farmer. No evidence exists that - unlike his heavily landed ancestors -he ever owned real estate. Unlike most pioneer settlers who came to Middle Tennessee, Abner Johnson did not exercise his Revolutionary War land bounty rights. Instead, Abner Johnson in 1818 was among 20,485 soldiers who began drawing pensions for his Revolutionary War service under an 1816 law that allowed him $96 a year - or half pay - for five years in lieu of his land rights. He then qualified for lesser income under an 1820 congressional act for veterans who were indigent. Under laws that became effective in 1832, most veterans lost their pensions, and Abner Johnson had difficulties qualifying. But in1838 he regained his rights and back pay to 1832.

 

This lack of land ownership also applies to his sons and most of his sons-in-law, except for William Kenamore. The 1823 Maury tax rolls show they only paid poll tax and held no real estate. But in southern Maury Co., numerous large plantations - especially those owned by Pillow cousins -- would have provided steady work for trades plied by Abner Johnson and his sons.

 

Despite their lack of land - or disdain for farming - the Johnsons were considered influential by contemporaries because of their family connections in southern Maury.

 

When Abner Johnson first came to Maury from Davidson Co. is uncertain. An "A. Johnson" witnessed the deed for the sale of 183 acres in Bedford Co. from Joseph Rosborough to Joseph B. Porter for $350 on Sept. 4, 1810. Both Porter and Rosborough were residents of the Giles-Maury border area, and the deed was filed in Maury.8 In a more closely related act, an "A. Johnston" witnessed a September 29, 1812 deed involving land near his cousin Gideon Pillow's plantation that also involved Peter Booker, whose family married into the Pillow clan. 9

 

Local histories suggest Abner Johnson moved his family first from Nashville to Culleoka or the Fountain Creek area in southeast Maury Co. where his brother William Johnson settled. Abner Johnson then shifted south of the county seat, Columbia, near the villages of Bigbyville and Southport.

 

Abner Johnson and Nancy were firmly established in southern Maury Co., TN by 1820. They were close neighbors to their nephews and large plantation owners William and Gideon Pillow.

The 1820 census shows Abner Johnson and Nancy living with only sons Gideon Johnson and Mordecai Johnson and daughter Sarah Ann Johnson still in the home; the other children had married, but all lived nearby except William Allen Johnson, who died in 1819.

 

In 1850, Abner Johnson and Nancy were living in a household headed by their granddaughter, widow Matilda Kenamore McCaslin and her three children, with William and Mary Johnson Kenamore, Abner Johnson 's granddaughter Sarah Ann Johnson and grandson William C. Duke. Abner Johnson died on Oct. 22, 1850, and Nancy is believed to have died in 1853. She was still alive in late 1852 when she transferred the pension benefits from Abner to herself. Their graves are unmarked, although his name is on a monument in Columbia, TN that honors Revolutionary veterans buried in Maury Co.  

Children of Abner and Nancy Brackett Johnson

Among the children of Abner Johnson and Nancy Brackett:

n       Mary Johnson "Polly Johnson " (1784, Rockingham, NC-September 1870, Christian Co., MO) first married Isaac Berry on Jan. 13, 1803 in Davidson Co., TN. They had at least one daughter, Anna Berry, before he likely died in 1805. About 1811, in Giles Co., TN, Mary Johnson Berry remarried to the younger William Kenamore (Feb. 12, 1787, Fairfield Co., SC-Feb. 10, 1862 Christian Co.)

William Kenamore and Mary had seven daughters and one son (see separate section) while living in Giles and Maury Cos., just south of Bigbyville. In October 1852 William Kenamore went west to scout for land in Greene Co., MO, and bought a farm in the area that later became Christian Co. just south of Springfield. By 1854, they had relocated with their entire family of grown children.

William Kenamore operated one of the largest and most prosperous farms in the entire county. But he died just two days short of his 75th birthday as the Civil War raged in his neighborhood, and his son-in-law bought the property in April 1866. Mary moved to her daughter's James River valley home near what became Nixa and died there in September 1870.

 

-- Elizabeth Johnson (c. 1786, NC-1862) married Andrew McCaslin (1778, PA-1860) in Davidson Co., TN on April 19, 1804. This family, too, settled in southern Maury Co. near the elder Johnsons, McConnells, Edwardses, McCaffertys, McKissacks and related families.

The couple had at least nine children: John J. McCaslin, Elizabeth McCaslin, Branson McCaslin, Abner William McCaslin, Andrew McCaslin, Isaac Carroll McCaslin, Jane L. McCaslin "Minnie," Grant Allen McCaslin and James H. Andrew McCaslin married his cousin, Matilda Kenamore, daughter of William and Mary Johnson Kenamore, on May 23, 1835, but died in the early 1840s, leaving three young children.

The elder McCaslins moved southwest to Hardin Co., TN, where they died.

- Gideon Johnson (c. 1787, Rockingham-1840s, Maury) appeared on the Maury tax rolls in 1811 and married Celia Travis there on July 16, 1811. By the 1820 census, Gideon had two sons and two daughters.

Gideon Johnson was a neighbor of his adopted cousin, William Barnes Pillow, in 1830 in Maury Co. That census shows Gideon Johnson with seven likely children - four sons and three daughters. In the 1840 census, Gideon Johnson and his family lived near Ginger Hill in the 8th District of Maury Co. The rolls show as many as 10 children, although two males and two females in their 20s are likely married children and their spouses.

Gideon Johnson died during the 1840s in Maury Co., although no burial site has been found countywide. By the 1850 census, Celia Johnson, age 51, was living amidst the Johnson settlements with children Emily Johnson, 21, Celia Johnson, 18, Felix Johnson, 15, and Thoma Johnson s, 24. One daughter, Alvis "Ann" Harris Johnson, married Albert Beverly Stubblefield in Maury Co. on May 10, 1832. He was the son of Peter Stubblefield and Sarah Harris, who moved from Wilkes Co., GA to Wayne Co., TN via Maury.

 

Alvis and Albert Beverly Stubblefield moved to Springfield, Greene Co., MO in the last of the Johnson family wagon trains in the fall of 1854.

Another likely son was Robert Johnson (1812), who was living near mother Celia in 1850 with wife Lucinda and six children: Obediah Johnson (1834), Gideon Johnson (1835), William Johnson (1839, shown as "idiotic"), Alvin or Alvis Johnson (1842), Paddy Johnson (1844, male) and Elizabeth Johnson (1849). The circumstances surrounding Robert Johnson and Alvis suggest a relationship to Obediah Harris, who had married Gideon Johnson Sr.'s cousin Rebeckah Johnson and lived near these families in Guilford Co., NC.

 

At least three children of Gideon Johnson and Celia have not been identified. One likely was Edward Cole Johnson, named for his uncle, who married Mary Jetton on Nov. 15, 1842 in Maury Co. Another was Abner Johnson III, who wed Martha L. Chamberlain on April 2, 1845.

 

-- William Allen Johnson (1789, Nashville-1819, Maury Co., TN) left few tracks except at his death. He was listed with brother Mordecai in the 1812 Maury Co. tax rolls. Upon his death, brother Abner Jr. and brother-in-law Andrew W. McCaslin were named administrators because he left no will. His cousin, Abner Pillow, filed suit against the estate in July 1819 for apparent bad debts.

-- Ursula Johnson, born about 1791, married Edward Cole Dec. 20, 1806 in Nashville, Davidson Co. Although they settled in southern Maury Co., the couple likely died at dates unknown in Hardin Co., TN near her sister Elizabeth Johnson McCaslin.

Ursula Johnson and Edward Cole had at least three children. Celia Adeline Cole (1811) married Clarence Daniel Johnson, a likely but unidentified cousin. Martha Ann Cole (1815-1900) married Samuel Alfred Godwin Jr. in 1832, and they raised a family of at least 13 children in Maury and Hardin Cos. Abner Johnson Cole (1822-1879) married Martha Poteet and died in Lawrence Co., TN.

 

-- Abner Johnson Jr. (December 1792, Nashville -after 1876, Christian Co., MO) enlisted June 22, 1813 in Capt. Benjamin Reynolds' company of Brig. Gen. Roberts' Mounted Rangers during the War of 1812. He apparently re-enlisted in Maury as "Abner H. Johnson" in May 1814 in Capt. Samuel Ashmore's company - the only reference found to the middle name or initial of him or his father.

Abner Johnson Jr.  then fathered a child out of wedlock by Lucy Travis, the sister of brother Gideon Johnson Jr. 's wife Celia, and in February 1816, he was brought before the county court on bastardy charges. The family reported to the court that the child, however, died by May, and the charges were dismissed because the county no longer was potentially liable for welfare costs. (Nevertheless, Lucy Travis is shown as a single mother with a son under 10 in the 1820 Maury Co. census.)

On Nov. 11, 1817 in Maury Co., Abner Johnson Jr., a brick mason, married Mary "Polly" Mobley, the daughter of Ezekiel and Susannah "Sukey" Mobley, originally from Wake Co., NC - a couple who divorced after Ezekiel abandoned his family by 1824. In 1830, Abner Johnson Jr. lived next door to his father in southern Maury Co., not far from the Pillow plantations.

Abner Johnson Jr. and Polly moved to Giles Co. by 1840 and were still living there in 1850 with son John W. Johnson (1828), a schoolteacher. Abner Johnson Jr and Polly moved to Porter Township, Christian Co., MO, during the Civil War. They may have been living near Batesville, AR during the 1860 census. According to Narcissa's obituary, Abner Johnson Jr. and a son laid the brick for the new courthouse at Ozark in 1867.

Abner Johnson Jr. and Polly are found in Porter Township in the 1870 census. Mary died before 1876 when she is not shown with her husband in the state census for Christian Co. Abner  Johnson Jr. vanished by 1880 and apparently died in Porter Township, although he possibly moved to and died in Reno Co., KS where his son Lee Johnson located. One of Lee Johnson's daughters, Mary Matilda Johnson, however, returned to Christian Co. after marrying Henry Harrison Keltner, who owned a farm near McConnell Cemetery in Porter Township.

 

Abner Johnson and Polly had a daughter, Narcissa Eveline Johnson (April 24, 1825, Maury-Feb. 11, 1906, Nixa, MO), who married William Carroll Edwards on Christmas Eve 1846 in Maury Co. Son Charles Leroy "Lee" (1825), married Nancy R. McCafferty in Maury Co. on Dec. 22, 1849. Both couples moved to Nixa, Porter Township, Christian Co. to raise their families.

Another daughter, Eliza Johnson (Oct. 29, 1823-Feb. 14, 1901), married blacksmith Robert S. Barnett in Maury Co., and the couple moved to Giles, where they joined her parents in the 1840s. They had six children. Robert Barnett and Eliza Johnson Barnett moved the family to Batesville, Independence Co., AR where he died before the Civil War, but by 1867, she relocated them to Porter Township, Christian Co., next to her parents again.

 

Eliza Johnson Barnett's son John Lucius Barnett (1853-1918) in November 1876 married Mary Melissa Hunt, the daughter of Henderson Maynard and Judah Hunt. John and Melissa Barnett had at least seven children, six of them daughters. Son Robert Frank married his cousin Hester McConnell of Nixa, the daughter of William Alexander McConnell and Mary Bell Ray.

 

A daughter of Robert and Eliza Johnson Barnett, Sarah A.E. Barnett, married Matthew Duff McCroskey Jr. in 1868 shortly after the family moved to Christian Co.

Eliza Johnson Barnett died on Valentine's Day 1901, and she is buried at Nixa's Payne Cemetery. Both her son John Lucius Barnett and grandson Robert Frank died in the great flu epidemic of 1918 and are buried in McConnell Cemetery. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mochrist/johnsonbymcconnell.htm

 

Most of the children were born in Nottoway Parish of Amelia or in neighboring Prince Edward and Lunenburg counties where Gideon owned properties that, like his father, exceeded 1,000 acres.

Gideon Johnson lived in Nottoway Parish on May 23, 1752 when he bought from Samuel Goode 449 acres along Osborn's Branch on the "lower side" of Saylor's Creek - the future site of a Civil War battle - that included a Massie cousin among its neighbors. The witnesses were William Walker and Warren Walker, cousins of Gideon's wife Ursula allin, and Charles Johnson, Gideon Johnson 's cousin.

On Sept. 10, 1755 Gideon Johnson added a grant of 604 acres on the north side of Meherrin River in Lunenberg Co. to the south.

On April 9, 1757, Gideon Johnson for 24 pounds sold his brother-in-law John Morgan of Cumberland Co. - who married Ursula Allin's sister Elizabeth Allin - 200 acres of the original Samuel Goode purchase. The land then lay partly in Amelia and partly in Prince Edward Co., which had been created out of Amelia in 1753. This deed places Gideon Johnson's home site 20 miles due east of Farmville, VA near where Saylor's Creek crosses the Amelia-Prince Edward boundary.

Gideon Johnson Sr. witnessed the will of John Watkins April 20, 1762 in Prince Edward Co., but he soon prepared to move south. He was expelled from the Quaker meeting before the family left for NC.

Land records indicate the move occurred by 1764 because Gideon Johnson is shown as a resident of Rowan Co., NC on Nov. 3  1764 when he sold his home place of 249 acres on Saylor's Creek to Col. Thomas Tabb of Amelia Ashley Johnson and John Johnson Jr. as witnesses. (A deed disposing of the Lunenberg Co. land has not been located.)

Rowan Co., NC records show Gideon Johnson witnessed a land deed from Perkins to Joel Warren, a distant relative of Ursula Allin Johnson, for 125 pounds VA money to sell 250 acres on the south side of the Dan River on the same day that Gideon Johnson bought his farm. Gideon Johnson's neighbors were James Gates and James Presnell of Orange Co., NC, who also bought land from Peter and Agnes Perkins in 1768.

All five sons of Gideon Johnson’s served the colonial cause in the Revolutionary War.

Gideon Johnson was a small-scale slaveholder. In the 1790 Rockingham census, he appears to have been living with son Gideon Johnson Jr., and that household had two slaves while son William Johnson lived nearby with a single slave. In 1793, the records of Granville Co., NC show Gideon Johnson - either Sr. or Jr. - bought a slave boy named Nelson from Richard Whitehead of Mecklenburg Co., VA for 39 pounds.

Gideon Johnson's properties lined the south side of Dan River and Moses Creek.

By 1790, daughter Elizabeth Johnson Wray and her family also lived adjacent to Gideon Johnson and Ursula, but both son’s Abner Johnson and daughter Ursula Johnson Pillow had moved west to Nashville, TN. The neighborhood was dominated by the numerous family of Joel Walker and Sarah Allen Walker – Ursula Allin Johnson's sister and her husband, who was also Ursula Allin Johnson's first cousin. Also living adjacent to Gideon Johnson was Susannah Scurry, Ursula Allin's sister and the widow of John Butler and Eli Scurry.

Gideon Johnson died in October 1807 in Rockingham Co NC at age 90; his will was proven at the November court.  

Born to Gideon Johnson and Polly, all in Rockingham Co. were: Sarah Johnson (Oct. 9, 1780-1857/8, Weakley Co., TN) married William Hubbard; Mary Baker Johnson (Nov. 17, 1782) married cousin Mordecai Pillow; Nancy Johnson (July 14, 1784-Sept. 3, 1868, Davidson County, TN) married George Chadwell; Ursula Johnson (Dec. 13, 1787-1872, MO) married Charles Powhatan May; Peter Benjamin Johnson (April 8, 1790); Jane "Jincy" Johnson (Sept. 13, 1795-Oct. 31, 1885, Fannin Co., TX) married David C. Chadwell; Elizabeth  Johnson (Oct. 13, 1797) married Valentine Chadwell; Elinor  Johnson "Elsie Johnson " (Dec. 4, 1800) married Nathaniel Bell; Tabitha Allen Johnson (June 26, 1803-July 15, 1878, Yalobusha Co., MS) married Robert Booker May; and William Weakley Johnson (Oct. 10, 1807-March 3, 1874, Williamson Co., TN) married Sarah Kearney Alston.

They were surrounded by family on both sides in the Dan River valley, including deGraffenreids and Vasses from Polly's lines.

 

With her brother Vincent, Gideon and Polly moved to Davidson Co., TN near Nashville in 1819 where she died in 1823, and Gideon later continued to neighboring Williamson Co., where he died Nov. 1, 1843.

 

Gideon Johnson is the families of Researcher Mary Holland who we have no DNA member at this time tested.

Hubbards: of Rockingham Co NC

 

William Hubbard

 

ROCKINGHAM CO.

Salisbury District

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William Hubbard

 

ROCKINGHAM CO.

Salisbury District

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http://www.sokir.com/hubbard/1790nccs.html

1761 Feb 19 Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 3, 1761-1764, page 9, date 16 February 1761, John Lawson, son to Captain Francis Lawson, deceased of Halifax County, to John Gordon of same, for 120 pounds, 524 acres on the south side of Dan River beginning on the river thence along David Lawson’s line…Lawsons Creek, Alexander Irwin’s line… All appurtenances thereunto belonging… Signed: John Lawson. Witnesses: Thomas Rowell, Mary Lawson and Jean Lawson. Recorded 19 February 1761 http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

 

Captain Francis Lawson, deceased

John Gordon

Alexander Irwin’s

Thomas Rowell,

Mary Lawson

Jean Lawson

 

1761 March 10: Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 3, 1761-1764, page 89, date 10 March 1761, William Douglas of ye Township of Carnarvon in ye County of Lancaster and Province of Pennsylvania, yeoman, appoint my well beloved friend David Lawson of ye County of Halifax in the Province of Virginia, planter, my lawful attorney to make a deed of conveyance to Hampton Wade of Amelia county, Gentlemen for a tract of land, 185 acres on the south side of Dan River which said Douglas sold to said Wade… Signed: William Douglas.  Witnesses: Gabriel Davis, William Lawson and Robert Sherman http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

 

William Douglas

Hampton Wade

Robert Sherman

William Lawson

Gabriel Davis

 

1761 June 18: Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 3, 1761-1764, page 118, date 18 June 1761, John Lawson, Jr. of Halifax County to James Legrand of same, for 152 pounds, 10 schillings, 200 acres on the south side of Dan River beginning on the lower end of the Reedy Bottom at an elm on the river.  All estate, rights… Signed: John Lawson.  Recorded 18 June 1761 http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

 

James Legrand

John Lawson, Jr.

Reedy Bottom

 

1761 Aug 19: Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 3, August Court 1761, pages 309-310 – A report in the words and figures following to wit We the subscribers being qualified in the Law directs before Robert Wade one of his Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for the said County have viewed the way within mentioned and do find it convenience for a road and ferry to cross at the landing place over Dan river at Abram Rogers as witness our hands this 19 August 1761, John Lawson, William Payne and Richard Kerby.  Present Robert Wooding Gentleman http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

 

Robert Wade

Abram Rogers

William Payne

Richard Kerby

Robert Wooding

 

1762 Era Entry Record Book 1737-1770 (Land entries in the Present Virginia Counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Franklin and Patrick), Marian Dodson Chiarito.  Page 284, John Lawson 400 acres land adjacent Walls and Russells lines between Byrds Creek (Branch) and Tobes (Toby Creek).  This land is north of Dan River and Lawsons Creek http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

 

Marian Dodson

Byrds Creek

(Toby Creek).  

 

1762 Jan 13: Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 3, 1761-1764, page 277, date 13 January 1762, John Lawson, Jr. of Halifax County to John Lawson of same, in consideration of an award or judgment of Nathaniel Terry and Robert Woodin, Gentlemen concerning a parcel of land known by name of the Big Bottom, dated 26 September 1761, grant and confirm to said John Lawson 196 acres on the south side of Dan River beginning at pointers on the river just below an old clearing thence south…(part of said tract called, the Big Bottom).  All houses, orchards…  Signed John Lawson.  Witnesses: R. Wooding, William Lawson and David Lawson.  Recorded 20 May 1762 http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

 

Nathaniel Terry

 

 

1763: Cornelius Cargill was a Justice as well as a participant, both as defendant and plaintiff, in many court actions; husband of many women, usually landed widows; father, step-father, and father-in-law of many of Virginia's and South Carolina's earliest settlers. He rose from obscurity, "including a past of probable rascality", to a place of prominence in the frontier of Brunswick and Lunenburg Counties. In 1717, he was appointed Constable of Prince George Co., but refused office. By 1726, he had removed to Brunswick County, the portion where his land was located became Lunenburg County in 1746. It was described as being on the north side of the Roanoke River, near a place called Copper Hill, in what is today Halifax County. Here he attempted copper mining, but the venture was moderately successful at best. He later sold the land. He was selected to be one of the first Justices of the Lunenburg Co. Court on 5 May 1746, and in that office until 1763. He was also the "Processioner" of a precinct in the Cumberland Parish of Lunenburg Co., described as "In the fork and from Butcher's Creek to Little Roanoke, and beyond Dan River". It actually encompassed the area which today includes the counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Franklin, Henry, and Patrick. A vast area, but sparsely populated. In many deeds and records his signature was followed by "Gent.", which indicated he was a respected and esteemed member of the community. There was a place on the Staunton River in Lunenburg County called Cargill's Ferry where he owned and operated a ferry service. Sources: "Cargill/Cargile/Cargal of the South and Southwest", Patty Barthell Myers, San Antonio, TX, Penobscot Press, 1997. "W&MCQ"(1), Vol. XXVII, p.38, "The Hunnicutt Family". "The Virginia Genealogist", Vol. 2, no. 1, pp.34-36, "Brunswick County, Virginia, Deeds, Wills, Etc., 1732-1740". "ibid.", Vol. 3, no. 1, pp.27-31. "ibid.", Vol. 4, no. 1, pp.103, 108, 156. "Brunswick County, Virginia, 1720-1975", Gay Neale, The Brunswick County Bicentenniel Committee, 1975. "Sunlight on the Southside", p.58, Landon C. Beli, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974. Genealogical research papers and notes of Martha Locke, Tunnelhill, GA. "Cargal, Cargill, Cargile", genealogical research report of Jackie Cargal Klusmeier, Princeton, IN. "Index to Hathaway's Register", p.146, "The Robertson Family", Worth S. Ray, Austin, TX, 1945. Genealogical research papers and notes of Frances Pennington, Houston, Tx. "The Powell Families of Virginia and the South", Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr., Easley, SC. "Cornelius Cargill, A Colonial Justice on the Virginia Frontier", E. Russ Williams, Monroe, La. http://gwest.org/cargill.htm

 

Cornelius CARGILL (c.1690 - 1763) He was the progenitor of the Cargills of the South and Southwest. His place of birth and date of arrival in Virginia are points of conjecture. He was probably born in either Scotland or England, and may have come to America in about 1711 to work as a common laborer. He was probably related to the Rev. John Cargill who arrived in Virginia from the Leeward Islands in 1708. This John Cargill was Minister of the Southwark Parish in Surry County from 1708 to 1732. Cornelius was residing in Westover Parish, Prince George County, Virginia by 1712. He sold out in 1713 and removed to Wayanoke Parish. By April, 1719, he was living in Martins Brandon Parish. At that time he bought 150 acres of land from James and Charles Anderson, the sons of his wife and her first husband, Thomas. He sold the same land on 1 Feb 1727. It was described "as lying on the South side of the Cattail Swamp, on the North Side of the Blackwater Swamp, and on both sides of the Reedy Branch of the said Cattail Swamp". He was a colorful character in Colonial Virginia; yeoman, copper miner, ferryman, tobacco planter, and owner of over 3,000 acres of fertile farm- land acquired by patents from King George II. He bought and sold many hundreds of acres of other lands in Prince George, Brunswick and Lunenburg Counties

 

1763 April 19: Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 4, 1762-1763, page 335, date 19 April 1763, William Byrd of Charles City County to John Lawson, Jr. of Halifax County for 3 pounds, 59 acres on the south side of Dan River, beginning at a sugar tree on said river thence south… All trees, woods, under woods… David Caldwell by power of attorney for William Byrd… Signed: W. Byrd.  Witnesses: William Stokes, James Irwin, Alexander Irwin and John Armstrong.  Recorded 21 July 1763 http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

 

John Armstrong

1763 May 12, Rowan County, NC, Deed book 5, pg. 361,:  Enoch Conly of Halifax County, VA, - no wife - signs (lets) John Cox of Rowan County, NC, have 123(?) acres on the south side of Dan River, for £20, witnessed by Peter Perkins, Francis Cox & Samuel Ridgeway & proved in Oct. 1763 by John Frohock, C.C.  (Also on October 12, 1763, deed from Enoch Coneley to John Cox for 12 acres bought May 12, 1763, proved by Peter Perkins.  Fee £ ¾.)  Enoch Conly has moved to Virginia. http://www.users.uswest.net/~willmurray/Mullins/patrickmullinsi.htm

Peter Perkins

Francis Cox

Samuel Ridgeway

John Cox

 

1762 May 19 Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 4, 1762-1763, page 252, date 19 May 1963, William Byrd of Charles City County to John Lawson of Halifax County, for 3 pounds, 4 shillings, 236 acres on branches of Dan River, beginning at a red oak on Mount’s line… Kerby’s line… Byrd’s line… All trees, woods, under woods… David Caldwell by power of attorney for William Byrd… Signed W. Byrd.  No witnesses.  Recorded 19 May 1763 http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

 

1763 Nov 18: Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 2, 1759-1766, page 347, date 18 November 1763, William Lawson of Halifax County, to John Dickie of same, for 240 pounds, 257 acres on the north side of Dan River beginning at a hickory thence north, a lightwood knot…to the river and down the river to the beginning.  All trees, woods… Signed: William Lawson, Witnesses: Samuel Roberts, Haman Miller and Micajah Watkins. http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

 

Samuel Roberts,

Haman Miller

Micajah Watkins


1764 Nov 14:
Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 5, 1764-1765, page 256, date 15 November 1764, John Lawson, Jr. of Orange County, North Carolina, to Herman Miller of Halifax County, for 146 pounds, 5 schillings, 250.5 acres on the south side of Dan River, beginning o the river thence south…  All appurtenances thereunto belonging… Signed: John Lawson.  Recorded 15 November 1764.  Susannah, wife of John Lawson, relinquished her right of dower. http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

 

Herman Miller

Susannah Lawson

(As you can see below, when it was recorded her name was shown as Sarah.)

 

John Lawson, Jr.

1764 Nov 15: Halifax Deed Book 5, p 249 on 11-15-1764, John Lawson, Jr. of Orange Co. N. C. to Herman Miller for 146 lbs, 250.5a, on south side of Dan River, beg. on the river, thence south... All appurtenances thereunto belonging... Signed John Lawson. No witn. rec. 15 Nov. 1764. Susannah [sic] wife of Lawson (she was called Sarah in the other deed.)

1764 Nov 15: Halifax Co., VA. Deed Book 5, page 249. On 11-15-1764, John Lawson, Jr. of Orange Co. N. C. to Henry Hite of Halifax, 202 acres on S. Side of Dan River begining a the bank of said river and then south. No witnesses--Lawson's wife--Sarah.

1764 Nov 15: Halifax Deed Book 5, p 249 on 11-15-1764, John Lawson, Jr. of Orange Co. N. C. to Herman Miller for 146 lbs, 250.5a, on south side of Dan River, beg. on the river, thence south... All appurtenances thereunto belonging... Signed John Lawson. No witn. rec. 15 Nov. 1764. Susannah [sic] wife of Lawson (she was called Sarah in the other deed.)

 

Lawson’s are tied to the Rev. William Murrell Families that moved with Hudson Johnson into Hawkins CO. Tn in 1783

 

 

10 October 1765, William Stokes and Hampton Wade to examine Jane, wife of William, who lives too remote to conveniently travel to the courthouse, as to her right of dower and return same.
19 August 1766, Jane relinquished her right of dower…by William Stokes and Hampton Wade.  Recorded 21 August 1766.

 

 

1765 March 19 DEED 6:136: Peter Perkins of Halifax County, Virginia to Gideon Johnson, 250 acres adjacent Joel Walker on the south side of the Dan River.

From: Wirelake

 

Peter Perkins

Gideon Johnson

Joel Walker

South side of the Dan River

 

1766 July 16, Rowan County, NC, Deed book 6, pg. 495,:  Patrick MULLINS Sr. - no wife signs lets his son, Thomas MULLINS (Both of Rowan County, NC.) have 120 acres on the south side of Dan river above the upper Charaw Town next the dividing line of Enoch Conely, then up the river to Punchin Camp, for £50, witnessed by Hugh Dennum & Beverly Watkins (?)  & John Moore & proved on Oct. 13, 1767.  (This is part of the Earl Granville Grant). http://www.users.uswest.net/~willmurray/Mullins/patrickmullinsi.htm

 

Charaw Town

Punchin Camp

Hugh Dennum

Beverly Watkins (?) 

John Moore

 

1766 Sept 22: Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 6, 1765-1767, page 530, date 22 September 1766, Thomas Douglass of the Township of Salisbury in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, yeoman, seized in fee of 250 acres of land in Halifax County, Virginia, bounded by Dan River and the lands of Robert and Patrick Boyd, appoints Captain William Lawson and Thomas Douglass, both of Halifax County, his lawful attorneys to sell land and execute such deeds as necessary… Signed: Thomas Douglass.  Witnesses: Robert Lytle and John Bullington.  Recorded 19 March 1767 http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

 

Thomas Douglass

Robert Boyd

Patrick Boyd,

Robert Lytle

John Bullington

 

 

1767 Jan. 29, Rowan County, NC, Deed book 6, pg. 493,:  Patrick MULLINGS - no wife signs - lets William Johnson (both of Rowan County, NC) have 70 acres on the north side of Dan River at the mouth of Blackeys Branch, for £30, witnessed by Hugh Dennam, William MULLINGS, and Thomas Rogers & proved in Oct. 1767.  (In notes: This is part of 320 acres that Earl Granville let MULLINGS have March 15, 1756.) http://www.users.uswest.net/~willmurray/Mullins/patrickmullinsi.htm

 

William Johnson

Blackeys Branch

Thomas Rogers

Hugh Dennam

William MULLINGS

1767  Feb. 2, Rowan County, NC, Deed book 6, pg. 492,:  Patrick MULLINGS - no wife signs - lets Moses Damron (both of Rotan County, NC) have 60 acres on the north side of Dan River at the mouth of Blackeys Branch & on lower side to Dan River at Punchin Camp & on up the river, for £35, witnessed by Thomas Rogers, William MULLINGS & Hugh Dennum & proved on October 13, 1767.  (Part of 325 acre grant from Earl Granville on Marcy 15, 1756.) http://www.users.uswest.net/~willmurray/Mullins/patrickmullinsi.htm

Patrick MULLINGS

Moses Damron

 

1767 Mar 16: Geo. Watkins of Halifax Co. Va to James Legrand of same land on North Side Dan River: wit: Richd Hambett, Kittary Hamblet (X), Joseph Crews, Daniel Crews, and John Bates. http://www.rootsweb.com/~vahalifa/records01a.htm

 

Geo. Watkins

James Legrand

North Side Dan River

Richd Hambett

Kittary Hamblet

Joseph Crews,

Daniel Crews

John Bates

 

1767 Mar. 16, Halifax Co., VA. Deed Book 5, page 433. Geo. Watkins of Halifax to James Legrand of same, land on n/s Dan R., wit/b Richd. Hamblet, Kittary Hamblet (X), Joseph Crews, David Crews and John Bates. cwh,

see Watkins and Stanley surname

Also one David Crews married Mary Stanley 173?

see Kitty Hamblet as daughter of Wm Hamblett

see Joseph Whitt & James Legrand deed with Micajah Watkins (see George Watkins above)

see Richard Hamblett above and on Juniper Ck Meherrin Hampton Wade--see Richard Crews, Peter Pettypool/Journey in Lunenburg---

Peter Pettepool and wife Elizabeth, deed to Robert Sandford (Sanford) of Granville Co. NC.; 1769

Geo. Watkins

James Legrand

Richd. Hamblet

Kittary Hamblet

Joseph Crews,

David Crews

John Bates.

1767 July 29 Edward hunter to Alexander Specis, John Bowman and Co. in Glasgow for L156.17.10 VA money 609 A. on N. side Dan River Adj. to James McKain and James Watkins. (29 July 1767) From: Geneology York

Alexander Specis

John Bowman

James McKain

James Watkins

1767 Oct. 10, Rowan County, NC, Deed book 6, pg. 494,:  John Cox - no wife - lets William MULLINGS (both of Rowan County, NC) have 120 acres on the south side of Dan River, for  £20, witnessed by Joel Walker, Jas. Coleman, & Chs. Gallaway, and proved in  Oct. 1767.  (October 14, 1767:  Deed by John Cox to William MULLINGS for 220(?) acres October 10, 1767, proved by Charles Galway. http://www.users.uswest.net/~willmurray/Mullins/patrickmullinsi.htm

Joel Walker

Jas. Coleman

Chs. Gallaway

John Cox

1767 August 14, Rowan County, NC, Deed book 6, pg. 491,:  William Johnston - no wife signs - lets Moses Damron (both of Rowan County, NC) have 70 acres on the north side of Dan River, beginning at the mouth of Blackeys Branch on the upper side, going up it to a white oak & a black oak west to the said river, then down its various sourses to the beginning, for £35 current N.C. money, witnessed by Hugh Dennum & Noble Ladd & proved On October 12, 1767.  (In the notes it states that this was part of 340(?) acres from Earl Granville granted on March 15, 1756, but no deed was found.)  http://www.users.uswest.net/~willmurray/Mullins/patrickmullinsi.htm

William Johnston Rowan County, NC 1767

Moses Damron

Blackeys Branch

Hugh Dennum

Noble Ladd

1767 Aug 24: Vestry Book of Antrim Parish, Halifax County, Virginia 1752-1817. At a Vestry held for Antrim Parish at Halifax Courthouse the 24 August 1767.  Page 108 – Pursuant to an order of the County Court of Halifax bearing date the 17 July last past for this vestry to appoint Processioners according to law whereupon it is ordered that John Lawson, John Mount and John Carter do procession the bounds of every particular person’s lands between Miller’s Road, Burches Creek, the County line and Dan River and it is further ordered that the Processioners aforesaid do begin their said work on the second day of November next and take and return to the Vestry on or before the last day of March next ensuing an account of every particular person’s land they shall so procession and the persons present at the same and what lands in their precincts they failed to procession and the particular reasons of such failure. http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

John Mount

John Carter

1770  Dec 13, Surry County, Deed book A, pg. 98,:  Moses Damron - no wife - signs over (lets) Hugh Dennum (both of Rowan County, NC) have 50 acres on the north side of Dann River above the upper Charraw Town next a Puncheon Camp on Blackeys Branch on to Dann River, for £20, witnessed by William MULLINS & Stephen Clayton, Jr., proved by the latter in Nov. 1774.  (This is part of the Earl Granville Grant). http://www.users.uswest.net/~willmurray/Mullins/patrickmullinsi.htm

Stephen Clayton, Jr

1770  Dec. 31, Surry County, Deed book A, NC, pg. 31,:  Moses Damron - no wife - signs (lets) Samuel Dunlap (both of Rowan County, NC) have 70 acres, in Rowan County, Blackeys Branch and on Dan River, for £50, witnessed by William MULLENS, Stephen Clayton, Jr. & Hugh Dennum & proved by the land named in Feb. 1773.  (This is part of the Earl Granville Grant). http://www.users.uswest.net/~willmurray/Mullins/patrickmullinsi.htm

Moses Damron

Samuel Dunlap

1772 Jan 18: Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 8, 1770-1772, page 337, date 18 January 1772 – John Gordon and Isbell, his wife of Tryon (Tyrrell?) County in the Province of North Carolina to David Lawson of Halifax County, in consideration of 40 pounds, sells a track of land in Halifax County on the south side of Dan River… to a pine on Alexander Irvin’s line… containing 524 acres… Signed John Gordon and Isbel (X) Gordon.  Witnesses John Boyd, Ann Lawson and David Gordon.  Recorded 19 March 1772 http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

John Gordon

Isbell Gordon

Ann Lawson

David Gordon

1773 March 16, Surry County, Deed book A, pg. 71,:  Thomas MULLINS (Elizabeth makes her mark) of Guilford County, NC, lets William Davis of Surry County, NC, have 120 acres on the south side of Dan River of upper Charraw Town next Enoch Conley & Indian Camp, for £120, witnessed by William Chambers & William MULLINS & proved by the latter in May 1774. 

(This is the land which Earl Granville let Patrick MULLINS have & he as father of Thomas let him have on July 16, 1766 - see deed in Rowan County) http://www.users.uswest.net/~willmurray/Mullins/patrickmullinsi.htm

William Chambers

 

1775 April 1: Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 10, 1775-1778, page 108 – To all Christian People to whom these presents shall come know ye that we William Patterson and Mary Patterson, wife of the said Patterson of the County of Halifax do sell unto Captain John Lawson of said County the one third part of 233 areas of land lying on Dan river joining to said Lawson’s line, being the Dowry of said Mary Patterson, wife of said William Patterson, for the term of life for the consideration of 25 pounds… all the said Dowry of my wife Mary during the said term of her life from any person or persons whatsoever during… and the said Patterson is to give said Lawson quiet and peaceable possession on the first day of October 1775 and said Patterson, Patterson is to stay on the land until such time as he makes use of tother, that is the 1 April 1775.  Signed William Patterson (X) and Mary Patterson (X).  Witnesses Thomas Whitan, Thomas Kendrick and James Horsly (I).

 

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 9, September Court 1776, page 168 – A Deed between William Paterson and Mary, his wife to John Lawson was recorded 19 September 1776. http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

 

William Patterson

Mary Patterson,

Thomas Whitan,

Thomas Kendrick

James Horsly

 

1777 Nov  27  - Daniel  Dodson-Dotson , first appears in Guilford Co., NC in 1777. On 27 Nov 1777 John Williams and wife Sarah of  Pittsylvania Co., VA sold to to Daniel Dotson of Guilford Co. 404 acres on the west side of Cascade Creek [pittsyl Deed 4-435].

 

John Williams

Sarah Williams

 

Daniel  Dodson-Dotson 

[Elijah  Dodson's  father:  Elijah  Dodson  would have been between 7 - 17 years of age, depending on what we accept for his date of birth ],

 

Cascade Creek

 

Cascade Creek enters Dan River in Rockingham Co., NC [which was created from Guilford Co. in 1785].

 

Elijah Dodson

1780 Born: Elijah Dodson Place of Birth - Virginia
Relationship to Paul B Dotson  (writer) - 4th Great Grandfather, & 2nd cousin 7 times removed, and 3rd cousin, of the wife, 5 times removed

Abt 1770 - ELIJAH DOTSON (Daniel-39, Lambeth-7, Chas-1). Elijah's  date and place of birth is not known, but he spent his youth in Pittsylvania Co., VA.

 

1782 through 1792 - Daniel Dodson appears on the personal property tax lists of Pittsylvania County, Virginia  during which time two of his sons, Eli and Elijah, appear in his househol d

 

1789 Dec  2 -  Elijah Dodson married, Halifax Co., VA,    Sallie Dodson, daughter of Rev. William Dodson.
Source: Marriage Date: 02 Dec 1789 Marriage Location:
Virginia, Halifax County, Spouse 1: Elijah Dodson, Spouse 2: Sally Dodson, Marriage Date: 02 Dec 1789, Marriage Location: Virginia  Virginia Marriages to 1800 Virginia Marriages to 1800, 
Source Information: Jordan Dodd, . Virginia Marriages to 1800 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997. Original data: Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Virginia. 

 

The known children of Elijah Dodson  and Sallie Dotson were:
William Beverly Dotson *
Lesneck Dotson [presumptive] - born c1789; lived near Elijah  Dodson  in
Dickson Co. in 1830 with a family. He is a possible son, but there is no proof.
(Daughter) Dotson - born 1800-04; married a Norman.
George C. Dotson - born 1808
Davidson County, Tn.
Elijah Dotson - born 1810,
Davidson Co., TN; living in Humphreys Co. in 1850;
md. 1832, Patsy Burgess; no issue known.
James J. Dotson *
David Gordon Dotson -
Joseph C. Dotson - born 1816,
Davidson County, Tn., d. 1855, no issue
Source: The Dodson (Dotson) Family of
North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia: A History abd Geneakigy of their descendants, Volume One, by Mrs Sherman Williams, Compiler and Editor.  The Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr., Publisher.  Southern Historical Press, Inc. P.O. Box 738, Easley, South Carolina, 29641-0738, Chapter 1, 4th Generation,  pgs 81 & 82.

1790 United States Federal Census - [Need to locate census] 

 

NOTE:  from 1782 through 1792 - Daniel Dodson appears on the personal property tax lists of Pittsylvania County, Virginia during which time two of his sons, Eli  Dodson and Elijah  Dodson , appear in his household. 

 

Abt 1790 - William Beverly Dodson / Dotson born, Halifax County, Virginia 

 

Note: Aft 1792 - 1790-1795 - William is found on the tax list of Pittsylvania County, Virginia.  He lived on Cascade Creek near his son-in-law, Elijah Dodson (Dotson).  Cascade Creek us ub the extreme southwest part of Pittsylvania county and flows across the line into North Carolina. 
Source: The Dodson (Dotson) Family of
North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, Volume 1 

 

Elijah Dodson purchased from James Horsley 138 acres in Halifax Co. adjoining the lines of Thomas Lawson and Car¬son. The deed was witnessed by Thos. White, William Brandon, Fleming Bates and Francis Lawson [Halifax deed 14¬616]. 

 

1800 United States Federal Census -[Need to locate census]

Abt 1800 - "Female" Dotson born, married ? Norman 

 

1801 - Elijah Dotson bought 134 acres on Cloud's Creek, Rockingham Co., NC from Naman Roberts [Rockingham deed G-143]. 

 

21 Sep 1806 - Elijah Dodson was in Davidson Co., TN where he bought 120 acres on Stones River from Enoch Enochs on 21 Sept 1806 [Davidson deed G-87] and other tracts during the next few years. 

 

1807 - George C Dotson born, Davidson County, Tn., [This is the 3rd G Grandfather of Paul B Dotson].

1810 United States Federal Census -[Need to locate census] 

 
Abt 1810 -
Elijah Dotson, Jr. born, Davidson County, Tn. 

 

1811 - Elijah Dodson, is listed on the tax list for Davidson County, Tn.,
Source: Early Tennessee Tax List, Bryon and Barbara Sistler.

 
1812 July -
Elijah  Dodson was living in Davidson County, Tn., in Captain Creel's Militia Company
Source: Davidson County, Tennessee Court Minute Book 1809-1813, pages 826-842, July Session 1812. 

 
1812 Abt-
James J Dotson born, Davidson County, Tn.

 

1815 Abt - David Gordon Dotson born, Davidson County, Tn.


1816 Abt -
Joseph C Dotson born Davidson County, Tn. 

 

1818 Sep - After moving to Davidson Co., he sold in Sept 1818, for $600 to Robert Martin, Jr., 234 acres "on Dan River adjoining the lands of sd Martin, being the same land that was lately recorded of the heirs of Daniel Dodson by the heirs of Cyrus B. Roberts, it being a tract of land purchased by Elijah Dodson of Namen  Roberts." Witnesses to the deed were William Murphey (X)  and Lewis Dodson (X) [Rockingham deed S-187]. 

 

1820 United States Federal Census Name: Elias Dotson  [Elijah Dotson]Township: Nashville  County: Davidson  State: Tennessee
Persons in household, numbers and ages:
Free White Males   
To age 10 = 3 DOB 1810-1820  [Abt1807 George C Dotson, 13 years of age]
                                     Abt 1810 [Elijah Dotson, Jr.]
                                     Abt 1812 [James J Dotson]
                              ;        Abt 1815 [David Gordon Dotson]
                                     Abt 1816 [Joseph C Dotson]
                             
26-45 years of age = 1 [Elijah Dotson, Sr.]

Free White Females
To age 10 = 1
16-18 years of age = 1
45 years of age & Above = 2
Source Citation: Year: 1820; Census Place: Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee; Roll: M33_122; Page: 93; Image: 104.

 

1820-  Elijah  Dodson  began selling his land in Davidson Co. in 1820 when he sold a ,tract of 50 acres to Charles Wright [Davidson deed 0-458]. According to the late Frank D. Fuller, Charles Wright married a sister of the wife of Timothy Dodson. Elijah Dotson is on the 1820 census of Davidson Co. 

 

1821 Jun 19 - 1st Dotson found in the Dickson County Deed Books.
Daniel H.
Williams, of Dickson County, Tn., sold to Elijah Dodson, of Dickson County, Tn., for the sum of $2000.00 dollars in hand, a parcel of land containing by estimation 284 acres of land, more or less, (it being a part of 2285 acres granted to Daniel H. Williams by the state of North Carolina.  Sale witnessed by Nehemiah Scott and Wm. B. Dotson
Source:
Dickson County, Tn., Deed Book, 1821 

 

1828 -  By 1828 Elijah  Dickson is in Dickson Co., TN where a number of land transactions are recorded in the deed books. One tract he purchased while in Dickson Co. was located on Hurricane Creek, Humphreys Co. [Dickson deeds D-485, D-521, D-646]. 

 

1828 Sept 15 - Samuel Brown, of Dickson County, Tn., sold to Elijah Dodson, of Dickson County, Tn., for the sum of $400.00 dollars in hand, a parcel of land containing 90 acres, more of less, on the waters of Duck River.
Witnessed by,
Hutson Johnson and William R. Light.
Source: Dickson County, Tn., Deed Book D. 

 

15 Dec 1828 - Elijah Dodson, of Dickson County, Tn., sold to Thomas S. Brown, of Dickson County, Tn., for a sum of $250.00 dollars, in hand, a parcel of land containing more or less 110 acres of land, being part of 2285 acre tract, grandted to Daniel Williams, by the state of North Carolina.
Witnessed by
William R. Light and Hutson Johnson
Source:
Dickson County, Tn., Deed Book D, page 521. 

 

15 Dec 1828 - Elijah Dodson, of Dickson County, Tn., sold to Samuel Brown, of Dickson County, Tn., for the suml of $1000.00, dollars in hand, a parcel of land containing more or less 125 acres, being part of the 2285 acres grandted to Daniel Williams, by the state of North Carolina.
Witnessed by
Hutson Johnson and William R. Light.
Source:
Dickson County, Tn., Deed Book D, page 522 

 

1830 United States Federal Census Name: Elijah Dotson County: Dickson  State: Tennessee 
Number of persons in household and ages:
Males
10-15 years of age = 1 DOB 1815-1820 [David Gordon Dotson or Joseph C Dotson]
15-20 years of age = 1 DOB 1810-1815 [James J Dotson]
20-30 years of age = 1 DOB 1800-1810 [Elijah Dotson, Jr.]
60-70 years of age = 1 DOB 1760-1770 [Elijah Dotson, Sr.]
Females
Under 5 years of age = 1 DOB 1825-1830
20-30 years of age = 1 DOB 1800-1810 [Female Dotson, ? married a Norman]
50-60 years of age = 1 DOB 1770-1780  [Sallie Dodson]
Foreigners not naturalized: View image
Source Citation: Year
: 1830; Census Place:  , Dickson, Tennessee; Roll: 174; Page: 340. 

 

1837 Feb -  The family was apparently in Humphreys Co., TN by Feb 1837 when a deed recorded that date in Davidson Co. shows that "Elijah Dotson of Humphreys Co., TN" sold 53 acres on stone River to Abner Cowgill. 

 

1837 - Elijah Dodson [Dotson], is on the Humphreys County, District 10 tax list, for 90 acres and 100 school acres.
Source: Humphreys County Tax List 1837-1843 

 

1837 Tax District 10 Humphreys Co. Tn

 

1837 Elijah Dodson who was married to Sarah Dodson Grandaughter of Jeffery Johnson who is in Humphreys Co. Tn Dist. # 10.

 

1838 - Elijah Dotson [Dodson], is on the Humphreys County, District 10 tax list, for 90 acres and 100 school acres.
Source: Humphreys County Tax List 1837-1843 

 

1839 -  Elijah Dodson [Dotson], is on the Humphreys County, District 10 tax list, for 90 acres and 100 school acres.
Source: Humphreys County Tax List 1837-1843 

 

1840 - Elijah Dodson [Dotson], is on the Humphreys County, District 10 tax list, for 90 acres.
Source: Humphreys County Tax List 1837-1843 

 

1840 - Elijah Dotson is on the 1840 census of Humphreys Co. His wife, Sarah (Sallie), is absent from the enumeration, so she evidently died before 1840: 1 JUN  1840 United States Federal Census Name: Elijah Dotson Township: District 10  County: Humphreys  State: Tennessee 
Number of persons in household: 2
Ages of persons in household: Male 20-30 - 1 [Joseph C. Dotson ?]
                                             Male 60-70 - 1 [Elijah Dotson, Sr.]
Occupation information : 2 involved in agriculture, [farming]
Source Citation: Year: 1840; Census Place:  ,
Humphreys, Tennessee; Roll: 524; Page: 242. 

 

1841 - Elijah Dotson [Dodson], is on the Humphreys County, District 10 tax list, for 90 acres.
Source: Humphreys County Tax List 1837-1843 

 

1842 - Elijah Dodson [Dotson], is on the Humphreys County, District 10 tax list, for 90 acres.
Source: Humphreys County Tax List 1837-1843 

1843 - Elijah Dotson [Dodson], is on the Humphreys County, District 10 tax list, for 90 acres.
Source: Humphreys County Tax List 1837-1843 

 

1845 Jan About - Elijah  Dodson died in Humphreys Co., TN 

 

1845 Feb - The will of Elijah Dotson was submitted to the February Court 1845 and proved [Humphreys Co. Probate Records, p. 143]. Letters testamentary were issued to William B. Dotson and Joseph C. Dotson. The actual record of the will was destroyed in a courthouse fire.
Source: The Dodson (Dotson) Family of North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia: A History abd Geneakigy of their descendants, Volume One, by Mrs Sherman Williams, Compiler and Editor.  The Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr., Publisher.  Southern Historical Press, Inc. P.O. Box 738, Easley, South Carolina, 29641-0738, Chapter 1, 4th Generation,  pgs 81 & 82. 

 

1845 Feb 3 -Elijah Dotson,  - Died before 3  Feb1845, when the will was entered.  William B. Dotson and Joseph C. Dotson were named executors.

"A paper purporting to be the last will and testament of Elijah Dotson, decd was produced in open court and proven by the oaths of David A. Massey and J.B. Wilson, subscribing witnesses thereunto and ordered to be recorded, thereupon William B. Dotson and Joseph C Dotson the executors therein named appeared in open court and together with david A Massey and George Washington William, their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the sum of six hundred dollars, conditioned as the law directs, whereupon it is ordered by the court that said William B Dotson and Joseph C. Dotson have letters testamentary on the estate of said Elijah Dotson dced."
Source: Tennessee Tidbits, 1778-1914, Volume I, (3rd Book on roll, item #143), Dickson County, Lib., Dickson, Tn.

 

Elijah Dodson is the neighbor of the widow Ann Johnson who in 1850 is the Aunt to Martha Dodson age 61, living on Ann Johnson's property. In 1850 Anne Johnson is in HOUSEHOLD #714 ANN JOHNSON, AGE 80, BORN VIRGINIA: on her property in HOUSEHOLD #713 MARTHA DODSON, AGE 61, BORN NORTH CAROLINA, CAN NOT READ OR WRITE

SARAH DODSON, AGE 9, BORN TN., [JAMES BURGESS, AGE 25, LABORER, BORN TN., CAN NOT READ OR WRITE MARY BURGESS, AGE 73, BORN NORTH CAROLINA. Who is the husband of Martha Dodson?

 

From: Paul Dodson: kathleendotson@comcast.net 

 

Notes: George Washington Williams (G.W. Williams) is married to a Granddaughter of Hudson Johnson off John Johnson and Ann Johnson born 1770 Va.

 

Notes: The Massey Families how does this connect to Mary Hollands Benjamin Johnson of Henrico Co. Va. Married to ? Massie In 1730 era, father of Gideon Johnson of Amelia to Granville Co. NC to Amelia Co. to Williamson Co. Tn.

 

 

1778 Feb Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 9, February Court 1778, page 277 – John Lawson, John Brandon and Theoderick Carter, the persons who were appointed by a former order of this Court, to view the way proposed for a road from Miller’s road crossing Dan River at Davis Brandon’s ferry to Boyd’s road.  This day made their report in the following words “Agreeable to order and appointment of this Court we have viewed and marked of the way from Miller’s road crossing Dan River at Davis Brandon’s ferry to Boyd’s road which appears may be made an exceeding road way when opened as witness our hands, 8 December 1777.  John Lawson, John Brandon and Theo. Carter http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

 

John Brandon

Theoderick Carter

Miller’s road

 

1780 D.B. 6 pp. 7-8 William Wynne and Frances Wynne, his grandmother sold 295 acre on Sandy Creek of Dan River to Humphreys Hendricks for 2000 pounds current money Va http://www/rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/Adamsgen.html

 

William Wynne

Frances Wynne

Humphreys Hendricks

 

1783 March 14 Abner Johnson and wife Nancy R5649 NC Line: Soldier applied 1832 Sept 22: Muary Co. Tn age 73, he lived in Guilford Co NC at enlistment. Widow applied 1852 Oct 11 Maury Co. Tn. Soldier and widow had married 1783 March 14 and soldier died 1850 Oct 22: One Sarah Johnson widow of William Johnson a brother of Abner Johnson was of Maury Co. Tn age 77 in 1832 Pg 1840 . Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files Abstract of Rev. War Pension Files

 

 [Methodology: Spelling, punctuation and grammar have been corrected in some instances for ease of reading and to facilitate searches of the database. Also, the handwriting of the original scribes often lends itself to varying interpretations. Users of this database are urged to view the original on footnote.com and to make their own decision as to how to decipher what the original scribe actually wrote. Blanks appearing in the transcripts reflect blanks in the original.]

 

 State of Tennessee, Maury County: Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions September Term 1832

On this 22nd day of September 1832 personally appeared in open Court, before the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for Maury County Tennessee now sitting Abner Johnson a resident of said County of Maury and State of Tennessee, Aged 73 years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath, make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th, 1832.

 

 He entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated -- In the year 1777 (and as well as he can remember in the month of October of that year) he volunteered in Guilford County North Carolina under Captain John Nelson who was a militia Captain in his neighborhood, -- and when the men were called for all who did not volunteer to make up the number wanted were to be drafted, -- this deponent volunteered -- and as did all the rest, except one who was drafted -- the name of the Lieutenant was Charles Hughes & the name of the Ensign was George Parks, -- and this deponent & one Allen Walker were sergeants of the company; -- his company belonged to Colonel Paisley's Regiment -- which together with Colonel Saunders’ Regiment from Granville County NC were under the command of General Rutherford. The place of rendezvous was Guilford Court House, and after Colonel

Saunders’ Regiment got to that place -- they all marched to South Carolina, -- and on the March they passed through the towns of Salisbury & Charlotte (as he supposes) N.C. and Camden in S.C. to a place called Smokey Camp near a little village called Purrysburg on Savannah River, from which after some time, they were marched to a place called the black swamp and then to a place called the Two Sisters [ferry] -- and several times changed this camp. Whilst he was out on this campaign General Lincoln commanded the Regulars in that part of the Country. During the same campaign General Ashe was defeated at Briar Creek; -- during the time he was out they were a part of the time in the country between Augusta & Savannah on the Savannah River, -- and were occasionally on the Georgia side; he was in no regular battle, -- but there were some

little skirmishes with the British & Tories. The length of this service he cannot state with

positive certainty, -- he knows it was more than 5 months, -- and he thinks he was absent from home more than 6 months, -- he knows that after he volunteered in October -- they were marched a few days after the 7th of November, he thinks about the 10th of November; he remembers a particular circumstance that took place on the 7th and he knows it was 2 or 3 days afterwards that the troops were rendezvoused. And his time was out either on the 10th of April or the 10th of May following & he cannot after so great a lapse of time be positively certain which. When the time was out the troops were discharged and he came home with his Captain who was Captain

John Nelson and who lived in the same neighborhood with him, -- and whether he ever received a written discharge or not he cannot now remember. He knows he served out the time and was dismissed with the other troops, and if he received a written discharge he does not know what has become of it. --

After this campaign was over, but the precise date or year he cannot remember with

certainty, -- he was again engaged in the public service as follows; -- he lived in the same County (Guilford County NC) with Governor Martin who was then Governor of the State. -- There was a call for men to guard the Governor against the Tories and British, from his residence to a place called Nutbush where the assembly was to meet, and this service was to stand as a 3 months tour of duty as he now believes; This deponent volunteered in this service -- as they were requested to do by the Governor, and went with him to the place where the assembly was to meet, where they

remained some time, but in consequence of the times being troublesome a sufficient number of members did not meet to make an assembly -- when they were dismissed & returned home.

 

After this term was over he again volunteered & went with the Governor to a place called the Moravian Town or Salem where the assembly was to meet, -- and after getting there waiting some time a sufficient number of members failed to attend to make a house. They were again dismissed & sent home. This last tour was also to stand as another tour of duty of 3 months, -- as the Governor told them. These were the only regular tours of duty which he performed during the revolutionary war; -- except in scouting parties in several of which he was engaged against the Tories.

He states that he has no documentary written evidence of his services; and that he knows

of no other person whose testimony he can procure, except that of David Dobbins,1 Gideon Johnson 2 & Sarah Johnston whose testimony of companies this declaration.

He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present,

and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State.

Sworn to & subscribed the day & year aforesaid.

S/ Thos. J. Porter, Clerk S/ Abner Johnson

 

[Robert Mack and William Pillow gave the standard supporting affidavit.]

State of Tennessee, Maury County: Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions September Term 1832 This day personally appeared in open court David Dobbins who made oath that he was a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary war -- that he is well acquainted with Abner Johnston [sic] the present applicant -- that he has had much conversation with him upon the subject of his services in the revolutionary war -- that from many circumstances spoken of by him as having happened & occurred during the war & he entertains no doubt but that he was in the revolutionary war. He is well acquainted with him & would place full & entire confidence in his statements upon his oath. He thinks he served a tour in which he himself was & that this tour was 6 months long.

Sworn to September 1832 in open Court. S/ David Dobbins

S/ Thos. J. Porter, Clk

State of Tennessee, Maury County: Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Term 1832

 

1 FPA S1805

 

2 Gideon Johnson S4456

 

 This day personally appeared in open Court Gideon Johnston [sic] a resident of

Williamson County who made oath that he was in the Revolutionary War with Abner Johnston [sic] the above applicant -- that he knows the fact that the said Abner was also a Soldier of the revolution -- that Affiant entertains no doubt but that Abner Johnston served as a Soldier in the revolutionary war at the least is long as he and his declaration has stated. This affiant was with the said Abner in the tour with the Governor to Nutbush. He has heard the above declaration of

 

Abner Johnston read & believes it to be substantially true. He is well acquainted with said Abner & knows that he has always been reputed to have been a soldier of the Revolution where he lived. This Affiant is now in his 78th year.

 

 Sworn to in open court September 22, 1832.

S/ Thos. J. Porter, Clk S/ Gideon Johnson

 

 State of Tennessee, Maury County

 

 Came personally before me, Alexander Johnson, a Justice of the peace in and for said

County Sarah Johnson, widow of William Johnson, now in the 77th year of her age, & infirm, too much so to attend to Court with convenience; who being by me Examined touching her Recollection of Abner Johnson's Serving as a Soldier in the Revolutionary war, in Substance deposeth and saith -- that the said Abner Johnson, a brother of her deceased husband, William Johnson, was a single man, and living immediately in the neighborhood of deponent & her husband, on Dan River, Rockingham County (then Guilford County) North Carolina, was much, & often at the house of Deponent, during the Revolutionary war; that she distinctly Recollects that the said Abner Johnson was absent, & said to be, & she has no doubt was in the Service of his Country. She never then, nor since, has ever heard it called in Question but that the same Abner Johnson, took an active part in defense of his Country; during that war; but cannot recollect how many tours, nor how long he served. Further deponent saith that she having long

been acquainted with said Abner Johnson, unhesitatingly can say, that his general character is, and has been, that of a man of undoubted truth. Further this deponent saith not.

 

[September 17, 1832] S/ Sarah Johnson

 

S/ Alex: Johnson, JP

 

 

 

[On October 11, 1852 in Maury County, Tennessee, Nancy Johnson, widow of Abner, filed for a widow’s pension stating that her husband was a pensioner of the United States for his revolutionary services; that she married him on March 14, 1783; that he died October 22, 1850 and that she has remained a widow ever since]

 

Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements

 

Pension application of Abner Johnson R5649A Nancy fn27NC

 

 Transcribed by Will Graves 10/20/08

 

David Dobbins,

Gideon Johnson

Sarah Johnston

William Pillow

Abner Johnson

1776-1793 ERA SAMUEL CARUTHERS-“That he entered the service in the County of Guilford  and state of North Carolina wherein he then resided, as a volunteer in the  militia service under Captain JOHN NELSON, Lieutenant CHARLES HUGHES and Ensign 
LOVETT REED and attached to Colonel WILLIAM? [probably supposed to be John] PAISLEYs regiment for five months. He cannot recollect the date but is very certain that it was the same year that the battle was fought at Stono [per Heitman, 1779], that from Guilford Courthouse he marched under the before mentioned officers to Salisbury, from thence to Charlotte Courthouse, where he joined General RUTHERFORDs brigade, & Colonel ___ LOCK. From Charlotte, we 
marched on to Purysburg in South Carolina. We joined General LINCOLN on the Savannah River, that he was stationed at Purysburg for ___ weeks.”
“That his lieutenant CHARLES HUGHES beat up for volunteers & that he turned out under the said lieutenant & crossed the Savannah River & went over in the state of Georgia & joined Colonel LYTLE and General ASHE & just got there in time & had a battle with the British & Tories at a place known by the name of Briar Creek, in Georgia [per Heitman, March 3, 1779]. And after the Battle at Briar Creek he returned under the said Lieutenant HUGHES and joined General 
RUTHERFORDs army, & then was marched to a place called Sisters Ferry on the  same river in South Carolina, & from there he marched under his said Captain NELSON back to North Carolina & County of Guilford. That he well knows that he was called out in the month of October & did not return until some time in April thereafter, making six months. That he was discharged by his officers, but did not take a written discharge owing to the fact that his officers lived in the same neighborhood with himself.”
 
ABNER JOHNSON-“In the year 1777 (and as well as he can remember) in the month of October of that year, volunteered in Guilford County, North Carolina under Captain JOHN NELSON, who was a captain in his neighborhood, and when the men were called for, all who did not volunteer to make up the number wanted were to be drafted, this deponent volunteered, and so did all the rest, except one who was drafted. The name of the lieutenant was CHARLES HUGHES and the name of the ensign was GEORGE PARKS, and this deponent and one ALLEN WALKER were sergeants of the company. His company belonged to Colonel PAISLEYs regiment, which 
together with Colonel SAUNDERS regiment from Granville County, NC were under the command of General RUTHERFORD.”
“The place of rendezvous was Guilford Courthouse, and after Colonel SAUNDERS regiment got to that place, they all marched to South Carolina, and on the march they passed through the towns of Salisbury and Charlotte in NC (as he 
supposes) and Camden in SC to a place called Smokey Camp, near a little village called Purysburg (as deponent recalls), from which, after some time, they were marched to a place called the Black Swamp, and then to a place called the Two 
Sisters and several times changed this camp.”
“Whilst he was out on this campaign, General LINCOLN commanded the regulars in that part of the country. During the same campaign General ASHE was defeated at Briar Creek [per Heitman, March 3, 1779]. During the time he was out, they were a part of the time in the country between Augusta and Savannah on the Savannah River and served occasionally on the Georgia side. He was in no battle, but there were some little skirmishes with the British and Tories. The length of this service, he cannot state with positive certainty. He knows it was more than five months and he thinks he was absent from home more than six months.”
“He knows that after he volunteered in October, they were marched a few days after the 7th of November. He remembers a particular circumstance that took place on the 7th and he knows it was two or three days afterwards that the 
troops were under way, and that their time was out either on the 10th of April or the 10th of May following. He cannot after as great a lapse of time be positively certain which. When the time was out, the troops were discharged and he came home with his captain, who was Captain JOHN NELSON, and who lived in the same neighborhood with him, and whether he received a written discharge or not he cannot now remember. He knows he served out the time and was dismissed 
with the other troops…”
 
LOVETT REED-““He was drafted for five months and entered the service in the militia in Guilford County, North Carolina in the company commanded by Captain ___ NELSON, Lieutenant CHARLES HUGHES and ensign ___ MCBRIDE (he thinks JAMES). He was marched from Guilford County to Salisbury where he thinks he fell in with General RUTHERFORD. He at all events, was under the command of General RUTHERFORD during all this time of service and was in the regiment commanded by Colonel PAISLEY. Colonel LOCKE was along but declarant thinks he was under 
Colonel PAISLEYs command.”
                    “From Salisbury he was marched to Camden, SC, from there across Santee River passing by a place called Bacons Bridge and to the Savannah River where the British had possession on the Georgia side. This was just above a little town called Purysburg and near a place called the Two Sisters. General ASHE was also on this expedition. He crossed the Savannah River with his forces and had a battle with the British at the mouth of Briar Creek  [per Heitman, June 20, 1779] on the Georgia side of the Savannah in which he was defeated.”
“Declarant served out his term, being some times at one place and sometime at another along the river, which was for five months, and was discharged by Captain NELSON at Camp Turkey Hill on the 16th of March. He cannot remember the year in which he performed in this term of service, but refers to Ashes Defeat at Briar Creek to fix the date, as his defeat then happened during this time of declarants service. Declarant was a sergeant in Captain NELSONs company for part of the time during the foregoing tour but cannot remember how long. He claims nothing additional on account of it.”
 
Additional Comments:
Constructed History is my term for a soldier who did not file for a pension himself, but about whom there is enough evidence from other soldiers to form an equivalent to a pension application. Most of the testimony comes from other men mentioning the officer or non-comm. officer, but in some cases, the actual soldier himself testified on behalf of other men, thus revealing his own history.
 

File at: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/guilford/military/revwar/pensions/hughes331gmt

Notes: lieutenant  CHARLES HUGHES

Notes: LOVETT REED

Notes: GEORGE PARKS

Notes: Allen Walker

 

 

1784 Aug 21: Deed pgs 63 & 63:  William Higginbottom of Henry Co. to James Gowing of the same for the sum of five pounds sells and conveys land on both sides of Dan River by estimate to be 201 acres. Mary Higginbottom wife of William Higginbottom relinquished rights of dower: Witness Edward Tatum, James Lyons, Eliphaz Shelton Jacob Manes Proved 1784 Nov 25 at a Court for Henry Co

 

 

William Higginbottom

Mary Higginbottom

Edward Tatum,

1781 March Names of Militiamen who Marched to the Assistance of General Greene at Guilford Court House in NC: Lt. Edward Tatum

 

1788 April 12: Deed Pg 395: Jonathan Hamby of Henry Co to David Lawson of the same for the sum of Five pounds sells and conveys land on the Big Dan River being 100 acres, part of a tract granted by patent to Samuel Cox in 1782: Witness: Edward Tatum, George Rogers: George Carter: Proved in April Court 1788

 

James Lyons,

Eliphaz Shelton

1781 March Names of Militiamen who Marched to the Assistance of General Greene at Guilford Court House in NC: is one Elephas Shelton with his own Company in it is

Jacob Arnold

Jacob Adams

John Barrat

Francis Barrat

Shadrack Barrat

John Carroll

Thomas Harrisby

Hezekiah Harris

Thomas Hudson

William McGhee

Mathew Simms

Jacob Manes

James Gowing

 

 

1784 Nov 9: Halifax County, VA Deed Book 13, page 251, 9 November 1784 – From William Lawson and Jane, his wife, of Halifax, to Gregory Baynham and Richard Wyatt of Halifax, for 650 pounds, about 291 acres on the south side of Dan River in Halifax and bounded by the mouth of Lawson Creek.  Signed W. Lawson and Jane Lawson.  Wit: N. Hobson, Anthony Gresham, Samuel Sandys, Drury Malone and Edwin Garlington.  Recorded 18 August 1785. http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

 

William Lawson

Jane Lawson

Gregory Baynham

Richard Wyatt

N. Hobson

Anthony Gresham

Samuel Sandys

Drury Malone

Edwin Garlington

 

1785 Nov 16 Halifax County, VA, Deed Book 13, page 363, January Court 1786 – Halifax County, Virginia, To James Hamilton – Magistrate of Richmond County and state of Georgia, where as William Lawson and Jane his wife hath by Indenture on 9 November 1784 conveyed to Gregory Baynham and Richard Wyatt, 291 acres of land lying on Dan River and in Halifax County, Virginia and where Jane the wife of the said William can not conveniently travel to our said county to relinquish her right of Dower in the said land we therefore require you or any two of you to repair to the said Jane and be examination privately and apart from her husband respecting her Dower, and when her examination is taken that you certify the same under your hands and seals to our Justices of our said County Court, witness George Carrington, Clerk.
16 November 1785, State of Georgia, Richmond County – This may certify that we have Examined Mrs. Jane Lawson apart from her husband and that she truly and voluntarily relinquishes her Dower in the above tract of land.  Signed James Hamilton J.P. and Edward Cartlendge.

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 11, 19 January Court 1786, page 299 – A Commission for the privy examination of Jane Lawson, wife to William Lawson in and to a certain track of land sold and conveyed by the said William to Gregory Bynham and Richard Wyatt was returned and ordered to be recorded.
http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

 

1768 ERA: Rowan Co., NC records show Gideon Johnson witnessed a land deed from Perkins to Joel Warren, a distant relative of Ursula Allin, for 125 pounds VA money to sell 250 acres on the south side of the Dan River on the same day that Gideon Johnson bought his farm. Gideon Johnson's neighbors were James Gates and James Presnell of Orange Co., NC, who also bought land from Peter and Agnes Perkins in 1768. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mochrist/johnsonbymcconnell.htm

 

Researchers Notes: Gideon Johnson’s property was on the Dan River and Moses Creek

Dan River

Moses Creek

 

1785 July 16 Pittsylvania DB 7 p.460 Charles Burton Sr. of Louisa Co. Va to William Quinn of Pittsylvania Co. middle fork of Sandy Creek of Dan River 200 acres. http://www.rootsweb.com?~vapittsy/qu.html

 

Charles Burton Sr.

William Quinn

 

1787 May 11: Deed Pgs 428 & 429: John Daniels and Mary Daniels of Henry Co. to William Carter of the same for the sum of 30 pounds sell 3000 acres, by survey 1780 April 22 being on both sides of the Big Dan River joins Nowlin and Belcher: Signed John Daniel and Mary Daniel;

Witnesses: Ralph Shelton, David Rowark, George Carter, Jonathan Hamby proved 1787 Oct 3.

 

John Daniels

Mary Daniels

Ralph Shelton

Ralph Shelton , Jr. was born in 1709 in Middlesex Co., Virginia. He died on 30 Mar 1789 in Henry County, Virginia.

Ralph Shelton Jr, the second son of Ralph and Mary Shelton was baptized in Christ Church of Middlesex County Virginia on 23 October 1709.
He was married twice. First to Mary Daniel on 10 June 1731 in Middlesex County. Mary was the daughter of William Daniel and and Mary Moseley.Link to Daniel Family
Ralph Shelton second married Susannah_____ with whom he had four children: Aesop (c1780); Abigail; Liberty; and Mary.
Ralph's will, recorded in Will Book 1 page 170-171, Martinsville, Henry County Virginia, was dated 23 April 1787, and was presented in court of Henry County on 30 march 1789, and reads as follows:
To my son John Shelton five pounds sterling to cut him off from hisheirship.
My four last children namely Easop Shelton, Abbegal Shelton, Mary Shelton, Liberty Shelton, shall by resid (sic) of my estate. Theremainder part of my estate, lands and moveables to be equally dividedbetween Ralph Shelton, Palitiah Shelton,Eliphaz Shelton, James Shelton,Ezekiah Shelton, Jerimiah Shelton, Azariah Shelton, Roger Shelton, EasopShelton, Abbegal Shelton, Mary Shelton, Liberty Shelton, KatherineRutherford, Sarah Robertson, Elizabeth Arnold, Rina (Dorina) McGehe,Luranah Jones
. http://www2.1starnet.com/cgenzel/shelton/pafg01.htm

Notes; The Shelton surname connects to Patrick Henry who is connected to a Dodson Family and to my William Matlock Families.

 

David Rowark,

George Carter

Jonathan Hamby

1781 March Names of Militiamen who Marched to the Assistance of General Greene at Guilford Court House in NC: First Captain

Nowlin

Belcher

1781 March Names of Militiamen who Marched to the Assistance of General Greene at Guilford Court House in NC: Second Sgt. George Belcher

 

1787 Sept 28 Halifax County, VA Deed Book 14, page 250, 28 September 1787 – From Aaron Lawson, William Lawson, James Lawson, David Lawson and Joseph West and Ann, his wife, formerly Ann Lawson, the sons and daughter of David Lawson deceased, all of Halifax, for 1200 pounds, to Isaac Coles of Halifax, the 2 tracts described below except 200 acres already laid off and allotted to the afd David Lawson by an amicable division among the said 7 children (named below) of said David Lawson deceased. 

 

Said David Lawson deceased, by his Halifax will dated 15 November 1774, devised to his 7 children (viz.) Ann Lawson, William Lawson, David Lawson, Aaron Lawson, James Lawson, Elihu Lawson and Elizabeth Lawson, all the land that he, said David Lawson had then in possession, to be equally divided between them. 

David Lawson died possessed of one tract of land on the branches of Walnut Creek in Halifax containing about 440 acres and conveyed to said David Lawson by William Lawson by Halifax deed dated 18 March 1760.  Also one other tract on Dan River and Lawsons Creek in Halifax, containing about 1200 acres.  Said 2 parcels contained all the land of which said David Lawson died possessed.  Signed William Lawson, David Lawson, Aaron Lawson, James Lawson, Joseph West and Anne West.  Wit: Walter Bennett, Horatio Wade, David Brandon, james Kent, Salley Wade and Rebekah Wyatt. http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

Halifax County, VA – Pleas (Court Orders) Book 12, April Court 1788, page 336 and again on page 372 – An Indenture between William Lawson, David Lawson, Aaron Lawson, James Lawson, Joseph West and Anne West of the one part and Isaac Coles Gentleman of the other part was proved by the Oaths of 2 of the witnesses thereto subscribed to be their Act and Deed and it is Ordered to be certified 29 April 1788.
http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

 

1788 April 12: Deed Pg 395: Jonathan Hamby of Henry Co to David Lawson of the same for the sum of Five pounds sells and conveys land on the Big Dan River being 100 acres, part of a tract granted by patent to Samuel Cox in 1782: Witness: Edward Tatum, George Rogers: George Carter: Proved in April Court 1788

 

 

Jonathan Hamby

David Lawson

Samuel Cox

Edward Tatum,

1784 Aug 21: Deed pgs 63 & 63:  William Higginbottom of Henry Co. to James Gowing of the same for the sum of five pounds sells and conveys land on both sides of Dan River by estimate to be 201 acres. Mary Higginbottom wife of William Higginbottom relinquished rights of dower: Witness Edward Tatum, James Lyons, Eliphaz Shelton Jacob Manes Proved 1784 Nov 25 at a Court for Henry Co.

 

George Rogers:

George Carter

 

 

1788 Sept 25: Pgs 149: 150 Ralph Shelton of Henry Co. to Elizabeth Terry of the same, for the consideration of 200 pounds sells and conveys all that land with orchards, houses etc on the East side of the Big Dan River Containing 78 acres: Ralph Shelton (x)

Witn; Robert Hudspeath, William Williams, John Hooker

 

Robert Hudspeath,

William Williams,

 John Hooker

Elizabeth Terry

 

1789 Dec 28: Halifax County, VA Deed Book 14, page 562 – I, William Lawson of Greene County, Georgia, to make over unto my son, Frances Lawson of Greene County, Georgia, all lands, woods and accounts due me in Halifax, for value received for the same.  Signed 27 December 1789, W. Lawson.  Wit: James Johnston, James Shackelford and John Shackelford.  Recorded 22 February 1790. http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Halifax.html

 

William Lawson of Greene County, Georgia

James Johnston

James Shackelford

John Shackelford

 

1791-1799 James Goings  200 acres William Higginbottom
Dan River
Patrick County Land Patent Book 24 pgs 1-400
Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volume XXVII, number 4 http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/patrick-county-virginia-early-records.html

 

James Goings 

William Higginbottom

1792 June 11, From John Marr of Henry County, to Shadrack Gowin of Patrick County, VA, for 500, a certain tract of land in Patrick County on both sides of Little Dan river, containing 1000 acres, and bounded by the west side of said river, Sandy Creek, the "Country Line". Signed John Marr. Wit. William Hudspeth, Thomas Mitchell, Rode Moore, Robert Hudspeth. Patrick County, VA Deed Book 1 page 75 http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/patrick-county-virginia-early-records.html

John Marr

Shadrack Gowin

William Hudspeth,

Thomas Mitchell

Rode Moore

Robert Hudspeth

 

1793 April 15 page 365 Deed Book 9 from Joseph Flippen to Pittsylvania Co. to John Johnson Jr. for 30 lbs a certain tract of about 100 acres of land in Pittsylvania Co. on the drafts of Middle Sandy Creek & bounded by Weatherfords old Order line. Anna Daniel, said Joseph Flippen said John Johnson. Signed; Joseph Flippen wit. Grief Barksdale, Robert Walters, Asa Thomas recorded April 15 1793: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/flip.htm  

Joseph Flippen

Notes: Flippens are connected to McAdoo or McAdows of Orange County NC (Rowan and its split Counties) They are also connected to the Scott lines off the Mayo Lines

Anna Daniel,

NOTE:: Anne McDaniel's of Halifax CO. is the widow of William McDaniel's whose will was proved Jul 16 1778 in Halifax Co. Va: Grandson is Johnson McDaniel , Anne Mc Daniels is left 482 acres on Sandy Creek of Dan river to be used to pay William Mc Daniels debts.

 

NOTE first Thomas Deeds for Sandy Creek is a deed : Daniel Tommus (X) of Rollyey parish to John Tommus of Rolley in July 1740 the witnesses are Richard Ward and Elizabeth land is Southside Appomattox River and Big Sandy Creek:: see http://www.rootsweb.com   

NOTE: 1791-1801 Places Named in Patrick Co. SANDY CREEK


NOTE: 1749 Nov 17 This Sandy Creek is in Amelia CO. Deeds See Below in Prince Edward Co. Philip Thomas Deed.


NOTE:1753 Sandy Creek of Dann River in Lunenburg Co. Records: James Parrish Will


NOTE: 1778 Jan 27: sandy Creek deed in Amelia Co.Va: in Nov 1779 this is is Pittsylvania Co. See Joseph Jackson Jan 27 1778 Amelia Co; then in Pittsylvania Co in Nov 1778.

NOTE: 1809 Mar 28: Sandy Creek of Dan River is in Patrick Co. Deeds see below William Gaines

NOTE: AGAIN WEATHERFORD Line this is in early deeds in this report


NOTE: Asa Thomas and Peyton Thomas are sons of William Thomas and Joyce Thomas: See note at bottom of Pittsylvania Co. info.

1796 January 25 Patrick Co: Grantee(s):  Joseph Gallego and John Augustus Chevallie. Description: 8000 acres on the head waters of Dan River and Smith River adjoining Twitty and Ward. Source: Land Office Grants No. 32, 1794-1795, p. 565 (Reel 98).

 

Twitty Patrick Co:

Ward Patrick Co:

Joseph Gallego 

John Augustus Chevallie

 

1798-1799 James S. Goings 167 acres Worsham & William Easley
37 acres Little Dan
Patrick County Land Patent Book 24 pgs 1-400
Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volume XXVII, number 4 http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/patrick-county-virginia-early-records.html

 

James S. Goings

Worsham

William Easley

 

1798-1799 William Goings 268 acres Thomas Hudson
Little Dan
Patrick County Land Patent Book 24 pgs 1-400
Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volume XXVII, number 4 http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/patrick-county-virginia-early-records.html

 

William Goings

Thomas Hudson

 


1798 March 29, From Thomas Hudson of
Patrick County, VA to William Goine of Patrick County, VA, for 120, a certain Tract of land in Patrick County, VA on Little Dan River, and bounded by Marr's corner, Hudson's old line. Signed – Thomas Hudson. Wit. – none. Recorded March Court 1798. Patrick County, VA Deed Book 1 Page 508 http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/patrick-county-virginia-early-records.html

 

1801, "Shadrach Going, John Going, Obediah Going, Caleb Going, Laberne Going, Isaac Going, Johnson Going, David Going, James Going, John Going on the Dan River, Benjamin Going, William Going and Joseph Going" was on the Patrick County tax list http://bz.llano.net/gowen/dud/manuscript/gowenms145.htm

 

1802, "Shadrach Going, William Going, Benjamin Going, John Going on Dan River and Benjamin Going appeared on the Patrick County tax list. http://bz.llano.net/gowen/dud/manuscript/gowenms145.htm

 

1802 December 28 Book 11, page 299. George Watkins of Chesterfield County South Carolina to John Sizemore Junr of Mecklenburg County Virginia consideration: $200 Virginia currency land: 100 acres in Mecklenburg and on the south side of Dan River near Sir Peyton Skipwith's ferry. beginning at James Hendricks line. Moss's line. Eppersons line. Sir Peyton Skipwiths line. Browders line.Tuck's line. Robert Glascock's line. Jackson's line.being part of 140 acres.
Witnesses: William Newton, Daniel
Sizemore (X), Morgan Puryear (X), Luke Wiles recorded 10 January 1803 From: Geneology York

 

1803, "Shadrach Going, Johnson Going, John Going, William Going, Sr, Laban, Benjamin Going on Dan River" were recorded as taxpayers. http://bz.llano.net/gowen/dud/manuscript/gowenms145.htm

 

1805 June 4 Will of Shadrack Going, being sick and weak…Legatees:

To my beloved wife Hannah, one feather bed, Furniture, kitchen furniture, "youse" of one sorrel mare and possession of my house and her support out of my Plantation during her natural lifetime and at her death her bed, furniture, etc to be "ekwill" divided between Jerushe and Keziah Going.

The plantation whereon I now live on both sides of Little Dan River to my Beloved son Obediah, also my hackle and one sorrel stud, mare and colt. His mother is to have the use of the mare when she wishes. Also to him bed, furniture, farm working tools, four head of cattle, all hogs, in order to support himself and his mother.

To my beloved daughter Keziah Going, one rone horse, saddle, bridle, one cow bed and furniture.

To Rebecca Going, daughter of Fanny Going, wife of Edmond Bowlin, one cow.

To following beloved sons five shillings each, to wit: John Going, David Smith Going, Claborne Going, Solomon Going, Shadrack Going, and Caleb Going.

To daughter Fanny Bowlin, wife of Edmond Bowlin, five shillings. To daughter Hannah Beazley, wife of Thomas Beazley, five
Shillings.

My upper plantation on the south side of Little Dan River I have already given to Shadrack Beazley, son of Thomas Beazley by deed.
Executors: William Carter and William Burge.
Witness: David P. ___?, William Coomer, H___? Adams.
Returned Dec Court 1805
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/patrick-county-virginia-early-records.html

 

Shadrack Going

William Carter

William Burge

William Coomer

 

1818 Sep - After moving to Davidson Co., he sold in Sept 1818, for $600 to Robert Martin, Jr., 234 acres "on Dan River adjoining the lands of sd Martin, being the same land that was lately recorded of the heirs of Daniel Dodson by the heirs of Cyrus B. Roberts, it being a tract of land purchased by Elijah Dodson of Namen Roberts." Witnesses to the deed were William Murphey (X)  and Lewis Dodson (X)  [Rockingham deed S-187]. 

 

Robert Martin, Jr.

Cyrus B. Roberts

Namen Roberts

William Murphey

Lewis Dodson

 

1838 Feb 22: Died Letitia DALTON m: 1757 Albemarle/Louisa CO, VA Father: Samuel Dalton Mother: Ann Dandridge Redd b: March 15, 1741/42 Louisa CO, VA;1773 to Surry CO, NC;1773 Moore's Mansion d: February 22, 1838 Danbury, Stokes CO, NC; on Dan River