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Descendants of: John Claxon
1 John Claxon b. ABT 1600
The only John Claxon in contemporary records came to Virginia in 1619 on the
ship "Bona Nova" to work as "a hired servant" on "Mr. Treasurer's Plantation,"
across the James River from James City (Jamestown). It was operated by the
treasurer of the Virginia Company. The connection between John Claxon and the
Hall family is found in a court document in Gloucester County Court in 1688
(see under entry for his son-in-law, Thomas Hall). Many of the immigrants of
that period were orphans, vagabonds and petty criminals in England. Planters
in Virginia qualified for 50 acres of land for every indentured servant they
brought to the colony. The 1619 sailing of the "Bona Nova" was chartered by
the Virginia Company and took place in August of that year. (See "The Complete
Book of Immigrants," Peter Wilson Coldham, pp. ix, 13, 22, 60).
2 Margaret (Margery) Claxon b. ABT 1640 m. 02-JUN-1655 Thomas Hall b. ABT 1635 The marriage of Margaret to Thomas took place the year Gloucester County was formed from York County.
Thomas: In the will of Deborah Mynn, or Meyers (maiden name Claxon), probated January 16, 1671, she left land to her "cousin" ("kinsman," in keeping with 17th century usage of "cousin," for actually John was her nephew). Deborah
identified John as the youngest son of Thomas Hall, Sr. Deborah called him
Thomas, Sr. to distinguish him from her nephew, Thomas Hall, whom she would
have referred to as Thomas, Jr. In late 1688 and early 1689 the following
documents were filed in Gloucester Co., Virginia: "Upon petition of John Hall,
Jr. it is ordered that the land given to him & Thos. Hall, Jr. dec'd by John
Claxton and Deborah Myers by their several devises situate and being on Severn
River...it is ordered that the county surveyor make equal division of the sd
lands according to quality and quantity & make report to next court so that
all parties may be ascertained of their due portions." Dated 18 Dec 1688.
"This is to certify to his majesties Justices of Gloucester County Court that
according to order the land is divided & wee both John Hall & Richard Woodfork
have made agreement of our parts to hold from all & every charge or law from
hence forward. Witness our hands given in Court 9 January 1688/89. This was
signed by Richard Woodfork and John Hall. (Information about the date and
place of birth for Thomas Hall and the will of Deborah Myers is taken from a
letter citing research by Virginia Rolle of Navato, California and by O. E.
Pilson, a genealogist from Ridgeway, Virginia.)
3 Thomas Hall b. ABT 1660 d. ABT 1687 m. ABT 1679 Elizabeth _____
Elizabeth: Elizabeth's name is known from the Abingdon Parish Records in Gloucester County, listing the baptisms of her children by both marriages.
4 John Hall b. ABT 1680 It is not certain who John's children's were. The baptisms of Thomas and Lucy appear in the Abingdon Parish Register as children of John Hall, without the mother's name.
5 Thomas Hall b. ABT 1720
5 Lucy Hall b. ABT 1726
4 Elizabeth Hall b. ABT 1685
3 John Hall b. ABT 1664 d. 15-OCT-1737 m. ABT 1684 Elizabeth _____ b. ABT 1665 John is named in the will of Deborah Mynn (Meyers), cited in connection with John's father. This will clearly establishes the fact that John was the son of Thomas. John's year of birth is known from the fact that he was the younger
son of Thomas (see his Aunt Deborah's will) and that 21 years elapsed between
his birth and that of his sister in 1685 (see Abingdon Parish Register). As
seen from the documents cited in the notes about John's father, John inherited
land on the Severn River, which is in the lower part of Gloucester Co.,
Virginia. This land had probably once belonged to his grandfather, John
Claxon. Land in Gloucester Co. (formed from York County in 1655) was first
considered safe for settlement about 1644. The John Hall married to Elizabeth
is the only John Hall in the Abingdon Parish record of the right age to be the
grandson of John Claxon. The names and baptismal dates for the children of
John and Elizabeth are found in the parish register of the Abingdon church in
Gloucester County. The baptismal records of all but Sarah contain the names of
both parents, but the record for Sarah has only her father's name. The date of
her birth suggests that she was the daughter of Elizabeth.
4 Thomas Hall b. 05-JAN-1685
4 John Hall, Jr. b. ABT 1686 d. ABT 1763 m. ABT 1710 Mary _____ b. ABT 1690 d. 23-OCT-1736
m. ABT 1737 Sarah _____ b. ABT 1722 d. 1791
John's will was proved November 20, 1762/63, and in it he names his children, Elizabeth Lovell, Mary Allman, Margery Hobday, Thomas, John and Nathan. Nathan is known to be a son of John's second wife, Sarah (Abingdon Parish Register). In the parish record John's children are sometimes listed simply as the children of John Hall, Jr. (e.g., Elizabeth, Mary, and Margery), while Thomas and John are listed as children of John and Mary Hall and Nathan as the son of John and Sarah Hall.
Mary: Mary's death is listed in the Abingdon Parish Records (p. 60) in Gloucester Co., Virginia.
Sarah: Sarah left a will which was proved May 30, 1791. It read: "Will of Sarah Hall of Henry County being sick and weak, dated 23 March 1790, Unto my beloved son Nathan Hall all my Negroes viz. George, Sarah, Rachel, Jane, Daniel, Silvey, Charles, Price and Lijah, all my stock and household furniture, and at my said son's decease unto my grandchildren as my said Nathan Hall shall see cause to divide the same. But if my said son should traid, sell or dispose, hire or lend any part of my estate, unto my grandsons John, Randolph, Thomas Row and Jonathan equally." Her son Nathan was executor. Witnesses were Jonathan Hall, Nancy (x) Storm and Elizabeth (x) Storm. "Will Book 1," Henry Co., Virginia, pp. 204-205.
5 Margery Hall b. ABT 1711 m. _____ Hobday
5 Elizabeth Hall b. ABT 1718 m. _____ Lovell
5 Mary Hall b. ABT 1720 m. _____ Allman
5 John Hall III b. ABT 1721
5 Ann Hall b. ABT 1722 m. 01-DEC-1737 William Richerson
5 Thomas Hall b. ABT 1724 d. 17-SEP-1735
5 Lucy Hall b. ABT 1725
Lucy may not have been a daughter of John and Mary. The only parent listed for her in the Abingdon Parish Register is John Hall. If she was the daughter of John and Mary, she died young, for they had a child born a few years later who was also named Lucy.
5 James Hall b. ABT 1726
5 Solomon Hall b. ABT 1731
5 William Hall b. ABT 1734
5 Thomas Hall b. ABT 1735
5 Lucy Hall b. ABT 1736
Since Lucy's mother died in 1736, Lucy was born by that year but not baptized until 1738.
5 Nathan Hall b. 1738 d. FEB-1815 m. ABT 1755 Anna Rowe b. ABT 1740
m. Elizabeth Burres
Nathan's baptism is recorded in the Abingdon Parish Registry in Gloucester Co., Virginia, where his parents are identified as John and Sarah Hall. He was an early settler in Henry Co., Virginia, and his name appears in county records as early as 1777 (the year Henry County was formed from Pittsylvania County). He provided supplies for the patriots during the Revolutionary War. He was a farmer and, after the war ended and he left the Anglican church, a part time Baptist preacher. His will was written shortly before his death in Patrick Co., Virginia in 1815. (Patrick County had been formed from Henry County in 1791.) It listed the following legatees: "John Hall is to have a portion of the land I now live on joining the land John bought from Benjamin Hubbard. The balance of the estate, land and slaves to be sold and the money divided amongst my sons and daughters: Randal, Thomas, Jonathan, Molley, John, Sally, Nancy, Jeremiah and Frankey." When his estate was probated April 7,
1815, it included 10 slaves, two horses, some cows, house furniture, two
shotguns, cooking equipment, one geography book, four volumes by the Jewish
historian Josephus, two dictionaries, five other books, a saddle, a linning
wheel and cash (specific coins were listed). "Will Book 1," Patrick Co.,
Virginia, p. 129.
Anna: nna was Nathan's first wife. He and his second wife had two more children.
6 Elizabeth Hall b. 22-AUG-1756
6 John Hall b. 1758 d. ABT 1832/35 m. Prudence Poteet
6 Randolph Hall b. ABT 1763 d. 1821 m. Sally Husted
6 Nancy Hall b. 12-JUN-1765 d. 30-DEC-1849 m. BEF 1785 Conrad Cornelius Storm b. 01-SEP-1765 d. 26-APR-1849 Nancy had a daughter named Elizabeth when she married Conrad. Some say her
first husband was a Native American and that he and Nancy had divorced. We do
not know whether this was factual, but Conrad and Nancy raised Elizabeth with
their own children. If Nancy was previously married, it was not for very long,
for she was still in her teens when she married Conrad.
Conrad's name was sometimes spelled "Coonrod." He was a small boy when he and
his family left Pennsylvania, and after a few years at Fincastle, Virginia,
near Roanoke, the family moved again. By this time, however, Conrad had
married Nancy, and they stayed in Virginia a few more years until going to
Carter Co., Tennessee by about 1792. By 1800 they had moved again, to Garrard
Co., Kentucky. His final move was to Jessamine Co., Kentucky, just north of
Garrard County. Sources for Conrad and his ancestors include "Kin of My
Grandchildren, Volume I, Storm/Arnold," by Noble K. Littell, and information
sent to Edwin Broadus by Barbara Ann Renick, a researcher in Brea, California.
She also supplied information about the ancestors of Nancy Hall.
6 Jonathan Hall b. ABT 1766 m. Joanah Barton
6 Thomas Rowe Hall b. ABT 1767 m. Sarah Fuson
6 Mary Hall m. Abner Harbour
6 Sarah Hall m. Elijah Padigo
6 Jeremiah Hall
6 Frankey Hall
4 George Hall b. ABT 1688
4 William Hall b. ABT 1691
4 Ann Hall b. ABT 1699 d. 09-SEP-1730 m. Benjamin Jenkins
4 Deborah Hall b. ABT 1701
4 Joseph Hall b. ABT 1703
4 Sarah Hall b. ABT 1707
It is not certain whether Sarah was the daughter of John and Elizabeth. She is
listed as the daughter of John Hall (his wife not named) in the Abingdon
3 Catherine Hall b. ABT 1685
Catherine is listed as a daughter of Thomas and Margery Claxon in the Abingdon
Parish Register in Gloucester County (p. 6). The register makes special note
of the fact that it had been twenty-one years since her parents had their
2 John Claxon, Jr. b. _____ d. ABT 1659
In his will, written August 25, 1659 and probated the following January, John
mentioned his sister, Deborah Claxon, and his cousin, Thomas Hall (apparently
using the term "cousin" in the 17th century meaning of "kinsman" and referring
to his brother-in-law, wife of John's sister, Margery.
2 Deborah Claxon b. _____ d. 1688 m. _____ Mynn
Deborah, in her will, left land to her "cousin" (kinsman) John Hall, whom she
identified as a son of Thomas Hall, Sr. She also left items to John's brother,
Thomas. John and Thomas were actually her nephews.
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