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JESSE TATUM (Born 1724 established from his prayer book)

Notes taken by Sara Hill.

• 4 Nov 1742: Brunswick Co. Lease between John Jackson and Rebecca, his wife, to Robert Hicks of Surry Co for the term of one year, tract on north side of Reedy Creek. Witnesses Edward Tatum, Jesse Tatum, and Lucy Jackson. Release follows. Brunswick Co. Deed Book 2, p. 192, release begins on p. 194

 

• 5 Apr 1744: In the Name of God Amen I Edward Tatum of Brunswick County being very sick and weak but of sound and perfect memory and mind do make this my last will and Testament as Followeth Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my son Jesse Tatum all the land I hold on the north side of the branch that runs into the Reedy Creek between the plantation I now live on and Parhams Mill being for the quantity of two hundred and fifteen acres more or less to him his heirs and assigns for ever I give and bequeath unto my son Jesse the gray horse named Spark one young mare one cow and heifer one bed and furniture and two sows and piggs one iron pot and his wairing cloaths ITEM I give and bequeath unto my son Edward the plantation I now live on and two hundred acres of land more or less and bounded beginning at the branch between the plantation and Parhams Mill running up the branch to Clacks line and from thence long Clacks line to the corner red oak from thence along the head of a little slash that runs into the Cabin branch down the slash to his line at Clacks Mill path and from his line to the creek and up the creek to the mouth of the branch to the beginning to him his heirs and assigns forever and one iron pot ITEM I give and bequeath to my son John Tatum all the rest of my land and one copper kettle ITEM I give and bequeath unto my daughter Martha one bed and furniture after the decease of her mother ITEM I give and bequeath unto my daughter Frances one chest of drawers after the decease of her mother ITEM I lend to my beloved wife Martha Tatum all the rest of my Estate after my debts is paid during her widowhood and afterwards to be divided among my four youngest children whom I likewise constitute make and ordain my wife Martha Tatum executor and my son Jesse Tatum executor to my Last Will and Testament. Edward Tatum.

Witnessed by Robert Hicks and Cheney Tatum.

At a court held for Brunswick County April 5th, 1744. This Last Will and Testament of Edward Tatum dec'd was presented in Court by Martha Tatum and Jesse Tatum the excors therein named who made oath thereto according to Law and the same being proved by the oaths of Robert Hicks and Cheney Tatum the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded on the motion of the said excors certification is granted them for obtaining a probat in due form.

(Will Book 2, pages 79-80, Brunswick County, Virginia)

• May 1744: Inventory and appraisal of the estate of Edward Tatum, dec'd. Appraised by Lewis Parham, Joseph Tatum, Thomas Jackson. Signed by Martha Tatum and Jesse Tatum excrs. (Brunswick Co Will Bk 2, p. 82) 31 Oct 1744: Widow Tatum to be paid extra as Administratrix of Edward Tatum, decd. for the service of himself and son as Clerk for one year at the Middle Church. St. Andrews Parish Vestry Book of Brunswick Co, 1732-1797, p. 30.

 

• 13 June 1748: Brunswick County Pole for Drury Stith—William Wall, James Denman, Henry Embry, John Moutrey, Giles Kelly, William McKinney, William Maclin, James Speed, Hezekiah Massie, Thomas Loyd (Sworn), Lewelling Jones, Robert Christy, Thomas Butt, Richd. Hagood, Randal Brasie, William Jones, Augustine Hightower, Geo. Tilman, Stephen Caudle, Mason Bishop, Hubard Quarles, John Johnson, John Avery, William Brewer, William Smith, Roger Reese (Sworn), Thomas Lanior, William Lindsey, William Scoggin, William Green, George Deardan, Robt. Dunkley, Robt. Cunnell, Francis Lett, Hix Jones, Henry Bailey, Hugh Williams, William Averice, William Mosely, Hezekiah Massie, Owen Strange, Thomas Twitty, William Smith, Josias Floyd, Thomas Procter, Drury Malone (Swonr), Geo. Tilman Junr., Francis Hagood, Geo: Hagood, Thomas Brooks, Richard Birch, John Lambert, Nicholas Proctor, Sampson Caudle, William Gower, John Birch, Robt. Gee, James Rigbie, Francis Stainback, Shep: Lanier, Curthbert Smith, William Stroud, William White, Samuel Crafts, Geo: Cain, Aths. Robinson, John Duke Henry Jones, David Sinclr, John Steed, William Petty, William Randle, William Wray, Benjamin Lanier, John Moore, Robert Hicks, John Hicks, Thomas Dean, John Randle, Charles Goulster, John Maclin, William Read, Peter Simmons, Isaac House, Geo: Clayton, John Marshall, John Ward, Stehpen Scizon, Hinchy Mabry, Richard Pepper, Lanuel Lanier, John Mishaux, Charles King, James Cooke, William Ledbetter, George Wilson, nathl. Harrison, Thomas Loyd, Senr., John Ingram, Jesse Tatum, John Pettaway, To: Mabry (Sworn), William Tilman, Sampson Lanier, Theok: Bland, Richard. Swanson, William House, William Smith, Geo: Mosely, Thomas Clanton, Thomas Mosely, Isaac Matthis, John Fennel, James Maclin, John Ezell, Edward Hueland, John Geo: Pennington, William Nance, William Bailey, Drury Robinson, Daniel Taylor, James Johnson, Samuel Russell, John Johnson, Peter Tatum, John Butts, Michael Young, Richard Russell, Thomas Jones, John Evans, Griffin Humphris, George Clark [Clack], Richard Scogging, John Moorston, James Parrish, William Scoggin, Richd: Burnett, Edward Davis, Baxter Davis, Chris: Tatum, George Sims, John Wall, Robt. Rynolds, John Davis, Edward Robinson, Joseph Burnett, James Clack, Abraham henix, Charles Matthis (sworn), William Short, John Hagood, James hicks, James Taply, John Johnson, William Williams, James Love, James Parham, John Edwards, Thomas Hardiway, Geo: Scogging, Richard Yarburough, James Bennitt, William Edwards, Nicholas Lanier, Robt. Briggs, Henry Simmons, James McDaniel, John Burrow, William Burrown, William Duggar, John Rose, John Robinson, Thomas Jackson, Charles Collier, George Stainback, William Robinson, John Parker, William Eaton, John Douglas, John Thornton, Henry Jackson, Nathaniel Hicks, Henry Morris, William Morris, John Jackson, David Walker, Hubbard Ferril, Jehue Peebles, John Collier, Lewis Parham, James Moseley, Samuel Harwell, Isaac Collier, William Pennington, Samuel Cental, Batt Peterson, John Jones, Thomas Johns, Thomas Sadler, Charles Lucas, Benja: C: Donaldson, John Willis, Nicholas Lanier, Thomas Person, William Samford, Sterling Clack. Michael Wall Sherif.

Deed Book 3, Page 513.

 

• 2 March 1748: John Yarbrough, St. Andrews Parish, deeded land in St. Andrews Parish and Branch Creek to Jesse Tatum for 60 pounds. Bill Jobe’s outline.

• 1 Jun 1749: Indenture made 1 June 1749, between Jesse Tatum of St. Andrew Parish, Brunswick County, and James Parham of same, £1-1 Shilling 6 pence, on South side of Reedy Creek, 1a. Signed Jesse Tatum. Witnesses: Daniel Sears, William Smith, Charles Lucas. Court June 1, 1749, Indenture and memorandum acknowledged by Jesse Tatum and Elizabeth the wife of the said Jesse personally appeared and relinquished her Right of Dower. Deed Book 3, Page 572.

 

• 18 Sep 1749: Indenture made 18 September 1749, between Jesse Tatum of Brunswick County, Planter, and James Speed of same, Carpenter, £50, on Brandy Creek, 235a, formerly granted to the Reverend John Betty Clerk by Letters Patent dated 19 June in 9th Year of Reign. signed Jesse Tatum. Witnesses: St: Clack, John Ray (bhm), Paul Tatum. Court September 26, 1749, Indenture acknowledged by Jesse Tatum and Elizabeth the wife of the said Jesse personally appeared and relinquished her Right of Dower. Deed Book 3, Page 599.

 

• 4 Feb 1750: Jesse Tatum Clerk of Rattlesnake Chapple [sic]. St. Andrews Parish Vestry Book of Brunswick Co, 1732-1797, p. 42.

• 5 Feb 1750: Kettle Stick Shapel paid Jesse Tatum, Clerk, 100 pounds. (Bill Jobe outline)

• 19 Sep 1750: Thomas Jackson, Sr. conveyed to Daniel Jackson, both of Brunswick Co, for 50# 400 acres patented by Thomas Jackson on 20 April 1742 beginning at Lanier's line to Chamberlain's to Smith's to John Jackson. The witness was Jesse Tatum and the deed was acknowledged on 25 Sep 1750.

Brunswick Co Deed Book 4, p. 186.

 

• 18 Jan 1752: Jesse Tatum Clerk of Rattlesnake Chapple [sic]. St. Andrews Parish Vestry Book of Brunswick Co, 1732-1797, p. 50.

 

• 4 Nov 1752: Jesse Tatum Clerk of Rattlesnake Chapple [sic]. St. Andrews Parish Vestry Book of Brunswick Co, 1732-1797, p. 52.

 

• 24 Jul 1753: Will of John Moore probated, written 9 Mar 1750/1. Wife Mary, sons John & Drury. Executors wife Mary & Lewis Parham. Witnesses: Hannah Hall, Jesse Tatum, Edward Freeman. Brunswick Co Will Bk. 3, p. 111

 

• 25 Jul 1753: Inventory and appraisal of estate of Abraham Yarbrough. Appraised by Jesse Tatum, George Sims, Jacob Woolsey. Signed by Rachel Yarbrough.

Returned to Court 23 Jan 1754. Brunswick Co Will Bk. 3, p. 123

 

• 24 Sep 1753: Jesse Tatum [Included in list of Clerks and Sextons, presumably Clerk of Rattlesnake Chapple]. St. Andrews Parish Vestry Book of Brunswick Co, 1732-1797, p. 58 .

 

• 24 Sept 1753: Kettle Stick Chapel paid Jesse Tatum, Clerk, 10 pounds. (Bill Jobe outline)

 

• No date: Appraisal of estate of John Moore dec’d. Appraised by Jesse Tatum, John Johnson, Jacob Woolsey. Signed by Mary Moore, excrx. Returned to Court 26 Mar 1754. Brunswick Co Will Bk. 3, p. 124

 

• 8 Jan 1756: Indenture made the 8th day of January, 1756, between Nathaniel Green and Phebe, his wife, and Lewis Charles of Warwick County, for 35 pounds, conveying 140 acres on South side of Reedy Creek, adjoining lands of Jesse Tatem and James Clack. Witnesses were William Scogin, Sen., Robert Hicks, Edward Tatum, Jno. Clack, and Patrick Hall. Indenture proved in Court on January 25, 1757, by the oaths of Robert Hicks and Edward Tatum and further proved in Court on September 26, 1758, by the oath of Jno. Clack and Phebe Green appeared and was privately examined. Deed Book 6, page 293.

• 19 May 1757: Jesse Tatum patents 335 acres adjoining Warren, Wray and Yarbrough's land. Patents No. 33, 1756-1761, p. 356

 

• 27 Feb 1759: Will of William Johnson (wd 31 Aug 1758). Names children Nathaniel, Henry, William, Sampson, Lucy, Elisabeth, Rebeccah, and Sarah. Wife Martha Johnson, son Nathaniel Johnson exec. Witnesses: Jesse Tatum, Richard Yarbrough, Elizabeth Yarbrough. Probate indicates the said excrs qualified with Isaac Row Walton & Jesse Tatum as securities. Brunswick Co Will Bk. 3, p. 283

 

• 25 March 1759: Lease between Benjamin Britt and Jesse Tatum for 30 pounds conveying 516 acres adjacent Richard Upchurch, Edward Wesson, William Johnson, White Oak Creek, and Sims. Witnesses: George Walton, Robert Gwaltney, and Nathaniel Johnson. Acknowledged in court 25 June 1759.

Brunswick Co Deed Book 6, p. 376

 

• 24 March 1769: Account of sale of estate of William Johnson, dec’d in Brunswick Co. Jesse Tatum named as both buyer and debtor. Brunswick Co Will Bk. 3, p. 312

 

• 27 Feb 1769: Will of John Weaver probated (wd 7 Jan 1769). Names son John, grandson Frederick Williams, daughter Elizabeth Williams, grandson Robert Hathorn, granddaughter Susanna Hathorn. Ex. son John Weaver and friend Charles Floyd Wit. Nathan Hall, Genjamin Ivey, Elisha Ivey. Probate indicates that John Weaver qualified with Robert Hicks, Cheney Tatum and Jesse Tatum his securities; the other exec refused to qualify. Brunswick Co Will Bk. 3, p. 530

 

• 26 May 1772: Jesse Tatum deed to Allen Love for 225 pounds, Meherrin Parish, Brunswick Co, where Jesse Tatum now lives, 310 acres adjacent Benjamin Warren, John Ray, Jim David Kelley, and Bahey Ray....cattle and furniture. Bill Jobe outline

 

• 5 July 1774: Jesse Tatum patents 76 acres on north side of Coldwater Run, Brunswick Co. Patents No. 42, 1773-1774, p. 676

 

• 16 September 1779: Jesse Tatum sells to Joseph Phips tract of land patented 5 July 1774. Signed Jesse Tatum and Elizabeth his wife. Witnesses James Phipps, Robert Davis, George Morris on 28 Feb 1780. Deed Book 14, p. 26

• 1782:  4th District, Brunswick Co, Personal Property Tax.

          Jesse Tatum, 1 person, 4 horses, 9 cattle

          Other Tatums in 3rd District: Edward, Joseph, Chany:Nathaniel,

          Paul:Peter,

          George, James

 

• 1783:  4th District, Brunswick Co, Personal Property Tax.

          Jesse Tatum, 1 tithe, 1 person, 1 horse, 9 cattle

         Other Tatums in 4th District: Mary Tatum (0 tithes)

         Other Tatums in 3rd District: Paul, James, George, Edward:John,

         Chany:Nathaniel

 

• 1784:  4th District, Brunswick Co, Personal Property Tax.

          Jesse Tatum, Sr. 1 taxable person, 1 tithe, 2 horses, 4 cattle, 

          Jesse Tatum, Jr. 1 taxable person, 1 tithe, 4 horses, 5 cattle

          Other Tatums in 3rd District: Chany, George, Paul, James

 

• 1785:  4th District, Brunswick Co, Personal Property Tax.

          Jesse Tatum, Sr. 1 taxable person, 1 tithe, 3 horses, 4 cattle

          Jesse Tatum, Jr. 2 taxable persons, 2 tithes, 4 horses, 4 cattle

          Other Tatums in 3rd District: Paul:Batt, Nathaniel

 

• 1786:  4th District, Brunswick Co, Personal Property Tax.

          Jesse Tatum, Sr. 1 taxable person, 1 tithe, 3 horses, 5 cattle

          Jesse Tatum, Jr. 1 taxable person, 1 tithe, 3 horses, 5 cattle

          Other Tatums in 3rd District: Paul, Batt

 

• 1787:  James Fletcher, Comm, Brunswick Co, Personal Property Tax.

          Jesse Tatum, Sr. 3 horses, 6 cattle

          Jesse Tatum, Jr. 3 horses, 4 cattle

          Other Tatums in St. Andrews Parish: Paul, Batt, Chenny:Nathaniel

 

• 1788:   James Fletcher, Comm, Brunswick Co, Personal Property Tax.

          Jesse Tatum, Jr. 1 white tithe, 3 horses

          Jesse Tatum, Sr. 0 white tithe, 4 horses

           Other Tatums in St. Andrews Parish: Chenny: Chinny & Nathaniel,

          Ellender,  Batts:Batts

 

•29 September 1788: Jesse Tatum to Paul Hartwell for 250 pounds, Meherrin Parish, Brunswick Co, 310 acres adjacent Benjamin Warren, John Ray, William Allen, Lewis Yarbrough, Robert Davis, and James Green. Witnesses: James Johnson, Benjamin Warren, William Jones, and Henry Jackson. Acknowledged in court 27 October 1788 by Jesse Tatum and Elizabeth his wife. DK 14, p. 424.

 

• 24 October 1790: Adm of estate of Jesse Tatum, dec is granted to Edward Tatum who made oath according to law with George Hairston his security. Jonathan Hanby, Wm Carter, James Lyon & Stephen Lyon to appraise estate. Henry Co. Order Bk 5 (1788-1791), p. 148

 

• 29 Nov 1790: Inventory of Estate of Jesse Tatum. Henry Co. Order Bk 5 (1788-1791), p. 154


 

A special thanks to Sara Hill for providing this information on Jesse Tatum. It should be noted that it is thought by many of those researching this family, that Jesse Tatum who died in Henry County, Virginia is the son of Edward Tatum d. 1744 in Brunswick County, Virginia.