Posted By:Guy
Subject:Fortune Flood and Benjamin Pitman?
Post Date:November 22, 2010 at 04:11:50
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Forum:Surry County, VA Genealogy Forum
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Fortune Jordan was married to Col John Flood by 1673:
Virginia "A certificate (1673) granting Lt. Col. George Jordan 1900 acres was issued for the importation of thirty-eight persons including: 'Myself, 2 arrivals, William Jordan and Anna his wife, Mrs. Eliza Jordan, Mrs. Fortune Flood, Richard Felton, Robert Lee, John Gary' and others.”

Fortune (Jordan) Flood was married to James Mills by March 1661:
“In March, 1661, Mrs. Fortune Mills, formerly the widow of Col. John Flood, and now the wife of Mr. James Mills, gave a power of attorney to her brother George Jordan” (Southside Virginia Families, Volume 1, page 292, by John B. Boddie, John Bennett Boddie).

Fortune Jordan, daughter of George Jordan, was married to Thomas Hunt by 2 June 1665; she died by 25 Feb 1677/8 (ibid).

Fortune Flood, DAUGHTER of Walter Flood, granddaughter of Col. William Browne, the daughter of Anne Browne and Walter Flood, was born before1705, per the will of William Browne (She married Hinshaw Gilliam). In the 1705 will of William Browne (Surry Co, Va, Book 5, page 305.) he names (among others) daughter Ann Flood wife of Walter Flood; . . . Grandson John Flood; Grandchild Walter Flood; Grandchilt Fortune Flood; Grandchild Mary Flood; Grandchild Ann Flood; . . .

Fortune Flood, GRANDDAUGHTER of Walter Flood, was born before 14 Oct 1722 and in or after 1710 (not yet 21 in 1731). The will of Walter Flood, 14 Oct 1722 (married to Ann Browne, daughter of Maj William Browne: son Walter (Jr) deceased; widow of Walter and grandson; grandchildren Fortune, John and Eliza; daughter Ann. Nathaniel Harrison and William Browne executors. Recorded 25 Nov 1722.

Fortune Flood under the guardianship of William Blackburn* 20 Jan 1730/1 (Southside Virginia Genealogies cites Surry Co, Wills, Deeds, Etc. 8, 1730-1738, page 74)

John Flood’s nuncupative will: sister Fortune Flood; Nicholas Edmunds, presumed brother-in-law; will dated 4 Oct 1739, proved 21 Nov 1739 (Southside Virginia Genealogies cites Surry Co, Wills, Deeds, Etc. 9, 1738-1754, pages 99, 104).

Did Fortune Flood, granddaughter of Walter Flood and Ann Browne, marry Benjamin Pitman?

Benjamin Pittman witnessed the will of John Holleman in Surry Co VA in 1736 with William Pittman.

Benjamin Pitman in Isle of Wight County and wife Fortune sold 240 acres of land adjoining Proctors Ferry, Copohonk Branch, Williford and Micajah Edwards to “friend” Thomas Pretlow on 7 Mar 1744 (F.D. King, citing Isle of Wight County, Virginia, Deed Book No. 7 1744-1747, microfilm no. [Reel 5] pages 186-188, Virginia State Archives, Richmond, Virginia).

*William Blackburn was probably the nephew of Mary (Blackburn) Browne.

William Blackburn was probably the son of William Blackburn (will of 10 Jul 1710, proved 20 Mar 1711, Surry Co VA), son John, William and Benjamin, brother Joseph Blackburn and sister Mary Brown; the will of Mary Brown 22 Sep 1736, proved 20 Jul 1737, bequests to her sister-in-law Faith Blackburn and Faith’s children: William, Mary and Faith Blackburn (William G. Scroggins, 13 Dec 1989, in “William Cooke,” cites Surry County, Virginia, Will Book 6, pages 27 and 47; Will Book 8, pages 267 and 314; and, Wills and Administrations of Surry County, Virginia, 1671-1750, Eliza Timberlake Davis, Smithfield, VA, 1955, reprinted Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1980, Will Book 7, page 14.

Mary Blackburn Brown will 1737, Surry Co., VA was wife of Edward Brown, will of 1732, Surry Co., VA. Mary was the sister of Joseph Blackburn, wife Faith, and a sister of William Blackburn, will 1732, Surry Co., VA ( posting).