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John Woolums of Louisa County, Virginia
Posted by: DENNIS GLASSCOCK (ID *****3981) Date: December 05, 2003 at 14:04:57
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I found this on John Woolums of Louisa County, Virginia.

John Woollums, Sr., Louisa County, Va., appears to be the earliest colonial of whom there is any significant record. In January of 1752 it is recorded that John WLMS was paid money due him by S. Tase of Middlebrucks. The following day Johnís name appeared again in a Louisa County land transaction as the grantee on a deed. The marriage records of this county account for three possible daughters or granddaughters of John Woollums, Sr., namely, Mary, Thodosia, and Susanna, and of at least three men who were probably his brothers or sons, namely Benjamin, Bartholomew, and John Woollums, Jr. Other records of John, Sr., continued in Louisa County until 1785 when he was exempted from poll tax because of the infirmity of old age. John left a short will written in 1799 and recorded in 1802. In it he named only one person, William Watson Harris, presumably his grandson, to whom he left a pony. Some of the descendants of the English Woollums were among the early settlers of Scott and Owen Counties in Kentucky. The 1790 census shows that a Bartholomew Wollem (no s) lived in Pendleton District, SC; he died ca. 1819, Gasconde, MO. (Pendleton District, SC, is the place where Willoughby Broughton lived after the Revolutionary War. This could be a coincidence. Or could he have been a brother to Andrew Woolum of Knox County, Kentucky?)

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