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57. Rosannah DODSON1,65 was born (date unknown).

Rhoda and John Creel both joined Broad run Baptist church in Dec of 1762. They moved to Halifax/Pittsylvania along with her father and others.
Although she is usually in the Price records as Rhody, she is in a Pittsylvania deed as Rosana:
Db 1, p.432
29 Nov 1769 Jno CREEL to Benjamin Stinnet …Land both sides Irvin River ..150 A ..against mouth of Flat Creek Signed: John CREEL. Wit: Timothy STAMPS, Jno STAMPS, Thomas STAMPS. Rec. 23 Mar 1770. Rosana, wife of John, relinquished dower.

Pittsylvania Co VA DB 11
p.503 27 Nov 1798 Rosannah Creel Wilson, widow & relict of John Creel late of Pittsy. Rhoda Creel and _____ Creel, two of children & heirs of said John Creel of 2nd part and James Henry of Northunmberland, VA of 3rd part. John Creel dec'd was seized of tract of land & sundry tenements on Birches Crk in Pittsy with a water grist mill theron. 560a. Departed this life intestate in the year 1787 leaving Rosanna Creel his widow & the following children: Thomas, John, Micajah, William, Elijah, Mary, Alice & Rhoda. Said Thomas was desirous to remove to distant parts & accepted from the family a recompense in personal property & moved away. Said Rosanna & the other children have agreed to & made partition of the landed property. The water grist mill & 11 acres were allotted to said Rhoda & Elijah to be held by them jointly as their share. The said Rhoda Creel & Elijah for 280£ paid by said James. Rosanna the widow for consideration of $1 by said Henry. The said Rhoda & Elijah have sold and th said Rosanna hath relinquiahed her right of dower the said water grist mill and 11 acres of land both sides of Birches Creek including the Mill Houses, Dam, pond, etc. Unto James Henry. Signed: Rosanna (x) Creel, Rhoda Creel. Wit: Gardner Mays, John Creel, Davis (D) Dodson, Joseph Hill 15 Jul 1799 oath of witnesses

The above deed was not signed by Elijah. It was recorded again in DB 12
p.177 27 Nov 1798 Rosanna Creel, widow & relict of John Creel, Rhoda Creel & Elijah Creel, two of the children, to James Henry. Land & sundry tenements on Birches Creek, with water grist mill. 560 a. John Creel departed this life intestate in 1797 leaving Rosanna Creel his widow and the following children: Thomas, John, Micajah, William Elijah, Mary, Alice & Rhoda
[same deed as before. This time Elijah signed as well. 15 Sep 1800 - ordered recorded]

Pittsylvania Co DB 13
p.293 Rosanah Creel, Administratrix of Estate of John Creel, deceased, appoint Elijah Creel, a Legatee of said Creel Deceased, my lawful attorney in my name and to my use to ask demand recover or receive of any Debtor to the said Estate and to give Receipts for same and to settle with the Legatees of said Creel decd according to the agreement made among the Legatees. Signed: Rosanah (x) Creel. Wit: Thos. Shelton, Walker Goodwin, George Shelton. 20 Jun 1803 presented and proved by witnesses.
p.382 30 Jul 1803 Rosanah Creel, adminx of John Creel Dec'd, Micajah Creel, John Creel & Elijah Creel and Abel Wilson of Rockingham Co NC and Ransdal Petty of Halifax, all legatees of sd John Creel to John Shelton, a legatee of sd John Creel. 50£. Tract of 166 acres on waters of Birches Creek. Henrys Mill pond, old order line, near old Adams house, to the said Sheltons corner, Henry's mill, up the creek. Signed: Rosanah (x) Creel, Micajah (X) Creel, John Creel, Wm Creel, Elijah Creel, Ransdale Petty, Abel Wilson. Wit: Geo Dodson, James Shelton, John Shelton Junr, Walter Goodwin. 19 Sep 1803 proved by three witnesses
By 1803 apparently all three daughters were married. Rhoda married 7 Nov 1801 to Abiel Wilson. Mary & Alice married Petey or Shelton - I don't know which.

Rosannah DODSON and John CREEL were married in Virginia. John CREEL1,33,37,66, son of William CREEL and Alice DODSON, was born on 28 February 1732 in Richmond County, Virginia.67 He died in 1788 at the age of 56 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.63

Baptist Minister, organized Kentuck or Mill Church in 1770.
Will of his father-in-law, Thomas Dodson, gave the Baptists the use of the meeting house & three acres of land near John Creel's mill.

A HISTORY OF BROAD RUN BAPTIST CHURCH, Fauquier Co VA 1762-1987, John S. Moore, 1987
Chapter Two, p.13-15
....About 1765 over 20 Broad Run members moved to Halifax in the area which is now Pittsylvania County and were constituted as the Birch Creek Church. In 1771 John Creel, a member of Birch Creek Church, was ordained by David Thomas and became pastor. [Thomas was the first pastor at Broad Run Church.]

John Creel's first land entry in Halifax was on 10 Mar 1766.

There are two John Creels in Pittsylvania Co; both married to Dodson girls. The younger is the son of this couple.

Pittsylvania DB 3
p.361 22 Jun 1773 Thomas Dodson to John Creel. 50£. Tract on both sides Burch Creek, 200 acres. Crossing the mill pond. Signed: Thomas Dodson Senr
Wit: Jeffery Johnson, David Dodson, Caleb Dodson
23 Sep 1773 Proved by oaths of wit
p.362: 22 Jun 1773 John Creel bound for 1000 £ to provide a place for Thomas Dodson and wife to live during their lives which shall be the place whereon they now live or such place as shall content them. Signed: John Creel Wit: Jeffrey Johnson, David Dodson, Caleb Dodson Both deeds recorded on 23 Sep 1773.
p.362 22 Sep 1773 John Creel to John Henderson. 40£. Tract on both sides Irvin River on Smiths River. 150 acres. Signed: John Creel
Wit: Jeffrey Johnson, Thomas Hill, Caleb Dodson 23 Sep 1773. Proved by witnesses.


Pittsylvania Co VA DB 6
p.44 16 Sep 1780 Jacob Chaney to John Atkinson. 4000£. North birches creek. 150 acres. Begin sd Chaney's Mountain line, post oak in John Creels line, meanders of Birches Creek, Thomas _____ ?Rogers line. Signed: Jacob (x) Chaney. No wit. Proved 19 Sep 1780 by Chaney
p.54 17 Oct 1780 George Dodson to John Creel. 300£. Tract both sides Birches creek. 260 acres. Thomas Dodson corner, his line, with Grubb's line. Signed: George Dodson
Wit: Jesse Dodson, George (X) Dodson, James (X) ?Fears Ack 17 Oct 1780
p.193 5 Jan 1781 John Creel to Nathaniel Hughs 5000£ Tract of 100 acres on waters of Birches Creek. Sd John Creel's line, Grubbses line. Signed: John Creel Wit: George Dodson, John H. Hendrick, John Atkinson Ack 16 Oct 1781.

Pittsylvania Co Land Tax LIst, 1782: John Creel, 260 acres. A list of changes for 1784 shows John Creel with 480 acres instead of 260.

Pittsylvania DB 7
p.426 22 Nov 1784 John Creel to John Chilton. 50£ 100 acres. North side Birches Creek. Begin bank of creek, hence with sd Creels line, side of a mountain, near a road and near the edge of sd Creels old field, bank on S side of creek, down the meanders. Signed: John Creel. Wit: Thos. Hill, James (x) Donelson, Samuel Morris.
18 Apr 1785 Ack by John Creel

According to Rev. Elias Dodson, John Creel was raising a house when a log fell on him and killed him. Although the Dodson book states that he died in 1792, the land tax records show that Rosannah began paying tax on his land in 1789, so it's likely he died the prior year.

Rosannah DODSON and John CREEL had the following children:

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i.

John CREEL.

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ii.

Thomas CREEL was born (date unknown).

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iii.

William CREEL was born (date unknown).

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iv.

Mary "Molly" CREEL was born before February 1764.37

Received into the care of the Broad Run Bapt Church on 12 Feb 1764 as the daughter of John Creel.

p.382 30 Jul 1803 Rosanah Creel, adminx of John Creel Dec'd, Micajah Creel, John Creel & Elijah Creel and Abel Wilson of Rockingham Co NC and Ransdal Petty of Halifax, all legatees of sd John Creel to John Shelton, a legatee of sd John Creel. 50#'s. Tract of 166 acres on waters of Birches Creek. Henrys Mill pond, old order line, near old Adams house, to the said Sheltons corner, Henry's mill, up the creek. Signed: Rosanah (x) Creel, Micajah (X) Creel, John Creel, Wm Creel, Elijah Creel, Ransdale Petty, Abel Wilson. Wit: Geo Dodson, James Shelton, John Shelton Junr, Walter Goodwin. 19 Sep 1803 proved by three witnesses
By 1803 apparently all three daughters were married. Rhoda married 7 Nov 1801 to Abiel Wilson. Mary & Alice married Petey or Shelton - I don't know which.

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v.

Allice CREEL was born before August 1765.37

"Alles" was received into the care of the Broad Run Bapt Church on 11 Aug 1765 as the daughter of John "Creed".


p.382 30 Jul 1803 Rosanah Creel, adminx of John Creel Dec'd, Micajah Creel, John Creel & Elijah Creel and Abel Wilson of Rockingham Co NC and Ransdal Petty of Halifax, all legatees of sd John Creel to John Shelton, a legatee of sd John Creel. 50#'s. Tract of 166 acres on waters of Birches Creek. Henrys Mill pond, old order line, near old Adams house, to the said Sheltons corner, Henry's mill, up the creek. Signed: Rosanah (x) Creel, Micajah (X) Creel, John Creel, Wm Creel, Elijah Creel, Ransdale Petty, Abel Wilson. Wit: Geo Dodson, James Shelton, John Shelton Junr, Walter Goodwin. 19 Sep 1803 proved by three witnesses
By 1803 apparently all three daughters were married. Rhoda married 7 Nov 1801 to Abiel Wilson. Mary & Alice married Petey or Shelton - I don't know which.

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vi.

Micajah CREEL was born (date unknown).

Pittsylvania Co VA DB 12
p.260 19 Dec 1800 Micajah Creel to James Murphey of Halifax. 50#'s. 91 acres on waters of Birches. [metes & bounds] Signed: Micajah Creel. Wit: John Herring, John Creel, Jarrel Foard 19 Jan 1801 Proved by the oaths of witnesses.

Pittsylvania Co Va DB 13
p.382 30 Jul 1803 Rosanah Creel, adminx of John Creel Dec'd, Micajah Creel, John Creel & Elijah Creel and Abel Wilson of Rockingham Co NC and Randal Petty of Halifax, all legatees of sd John Creel to John Shelton, a legatee of sd John Creel. 50#'s. Tract of 166 acres on waters of Birches Creek. Henrys Mill pond, old order line, near old Adams house, to the said Sheltons corner, Henry's mill, up the creek. Signed: Rosanah (x) Creel, Micajah (X) Creel, John Creel, Wm Creel, Elijah Creel, Ransdale Petty, Abel Wilson. Wit: Geo Dodson, James Shelton, John Shelton Junr, Walter Goodwin. 19 Sep 1803 proved by three witnesses

Pittsylvania Co VA DB 14
p.76 31 Oct 1803. James Murphy & Micajah Creel to Garland Ingram. 50#'s. Tract of 100 acres on waters of Birches creek. Terry's line, Grubbs line. Signed: James (x) Murphy, Micajah Creel. Wit: John Creel, Thomas Mayes, George Ingrum, Abel Watson Proved by wintensses

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vii.

Elijah CREEL was born (date unknown).

Pittsylvania Co VA DB 12
p.275 3 May 1800 Fortunatus Dodson to Thomas Chilton. 20#'s. Tract of 37 acres on waters of Double Creek. Begin pointers in Cheltons line, with his line, Raglands line, branch, meanders of the branch. Signed: Fortun Dodson. Wit: John Shelton, Elijah (x) Creel, John Shelton. 20 Oct 1800 proved by John Shelton & Elijah Creel. 16 Feb 1801, proved by 3rd witnesses.

Pittsylvania Co VA DB 13
p.293 Rosanah Creel, Administratrix of Estate of John Creel, deceased, appoint Elijah Creel, a Legatee of said Creel Deceased, my lawful attorney in my name and to my use to ask demand recover or receive of any Debtor to the said Estate and to give Receipts for same and to settle with the Legatees of said Creel decd according to the agreement made among the Legatees. Signed: Rosanah (x) Creel. Wit: Thos. Shelton, Walker Goodwin, George Shelton. 20 Jun 1803 presented and proved by witnesses.
p.382 30 Jul 1803 Rosanah Creel, adminx of John Creel Dec'd, Micajah Creel, John Creel & Elijah Creel and Abel Wilson of Rockingham Co NC and Ransdal Petty of Halifax, all legatees of sd John Creel to John Shelton, a legatee of sd John Creel. 50#'s. Tract of 166 acres on waters of Birches Creek. Henrys Mill pond, old order line, near old Adams house, to the said Sheltons corner, Henry's mill, up the creek. Signed: Rosanah (x) Creel, Micajah (X) Creel, John Creel, Wm Creel, Elijah Creel, Ransdale Petty, Abel Wilson. Wit: Geo Dodson, James Shelton, John Shelton Junr, Walter Goodwin. 19 Sep 1803 proved by three witnesses

Pittsylvania Co VA DB 14
p.234 26 Jul 1804 Thomas Richardson to Nicholas Earp of Halifax Co. $150. Tract on waters of Lower Double Creek, 170 acres. Begin George Dodson's, pine in Bennetts line, Tates line, Watkins line, George Dodson's line. Signed: Thomas Richardson. Wit: Thos. Shelton, Elijah Creel, Geo. Dodson. 18 Feb 1805, Ack by Richardson
p.235 26 Jul 1804. Thomas Richardson to George Dodson. $50. 50 acres on Lower Double Creek. Dodson's line, Rice's line, Watkinses line. Signed: Thomas Richardson. Wit: Thos. Shelton, Elijah Creel, Nicholas Earp. 18 Feb 185, Richardson ack.

Pittsylvania Co VA DB 15
p.287 4 Dec 1804. William Herring to Elijah Creel. $500. tract on waters of Birches Creek. 220 acres. Daniel Slatons line, Thomas Terry line, Thompsons line, spring branch, Raglands line, Bear branch. Signed: William Herring. Wit: Thos. Shelton, Benja. Watkins, John Shelton, Gideon Ragland. 17 Feb 1805 proved by two witnesses. 16 Feb 1807, proved by third.

p.341 5 Nov 1806 Martin Daniel & Polley his wife to Elijah Creel. 75#'s. Tract on waters of Double Creeks of 50 acres. Bank of sd Creek, Cloptons line, Hedgspeths line, Chaneys line. Singed; Martin Daniel, Polly (X) Daniel Wit: Thos. Shelton, Gideon Ragland Junr, Robert W. Ragland, William Ragland. 15 Jun 1807. Proved by oaths of three witnesses.

p.342 26 May 1807 Jarel Ford & Nancy his wife to Elijah Creel for $20. one acre. Just below the saw mill, above the said saw mill dam. Signed: Jarrel Foard, Nancy Ford
Wit: Robert W. Ragland, Thos. B. Holt, Sto. Turner, Francis Duley. 15 Jun 1807 proved by witnesses. Note in margin: “Examined”

p.343 14 Apr 1807 John Clopton & Elijah Creel to George Dodson. $333 1/3 for 100 acres. Waters of the Lower Double Creek. Begin John Dodsons corner beach, Dodsons line, Johnsons line, Joshua Dodsons line, said Creels line, Hedspeths line, Chaney's line, John Dodsons line. Signed: Elijah Creel, John Clopton wit: thos. Shelton, Samuel Walker, Frances Duley, Sto. Turner, William Thompson. 15 Jun 1807, proved by oaths of three of witnesses.

p.411 4 Jun 1807 Elijah Creel & Nancy his wife to Stokeley Turner. $800. both sides of Burches Crk 221 acres. Begin Raglands corner; Prestages branch, line between William Herring & Washington Herry, crossing Burches Creek. Signed: Elijah Creel, Nancy Creel. Wit: Will H. Shelton, Thos. Shelton, James Mann, John Shelton, Jeremiah Terry. 20 Jul 1807 proved by one of witnesses. 19 Oct, ack by sd Elijah Creel. Note in Margin: Examin'd with a Commr.
p.506 Robert Walters & Benjamin Watkins, Gent. Justices. Elijah Creel & Nancy, deed of 4/6 day of Jun 1807, to Stockley Turner, 221 acres. She is unable to travel. 30 Oct !807
31 Oct 1807 - Return from Robert Walters & Benj Watkins. Nancy Creel relinquished dower rights.

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Rhoda CREEL was born (date unknown).

p.382 30 Jul 1803 Rosanah Creel, adminx of John Creel Dec'd, Micajah Creel, John Creel & Elijah Creel and Abel Wilson of Rockingham Co NC and Ransdal Petty of Halifax, all legatees of sd John Creel to John Shelton, a legatee of sd John Creel. 50#'s. Tract of 166 acres on waters of Birches Creek. Henrys Mill pond, old order line, near old Adams house, to the said Sheltons corner, Henry's mill, up the creek. Signed: Rosanah (x) Creel, Micajah (X) Creel, John Creel, Wm Creel, Elijah Creel, Ransdale Petty, Abel Wilson. Wit: Geo Dodson, James Shelton, John Shelton Junr, Walter Goodwin. 19 Sep 1803 proved by three witnesses
By 1803 apparently all three daughters were married. Rhoda married 7 Nov 1801 to Abiel Wilson. Mary & Alice married Petey or Shelton - I don't know which.