Laffoon Family Genealogy Forum
CHRONOLOGICAL DOCUMENTATION FOR MATTHEW LAFFOON SR
May 1757 is the first date of recorded documentation for Matthew Laffoon
Sr. There is an earlier record, 1753, for Nathaniel Laffoon. Before these
dates, we have been unable to locate any record of either man anywhere in
Virginia. We do have records for an earlier John Laffoon, William Laffoon,
and Thomas Laffoon any one of whom may have been their father or
grandfather. These men lived in Henrico/Goochland County and in New Kent
County, Virginia. So far, we have not found the connection linking them
with Matthew and Nathaniel.
I apologize for any mistakes in this. These are only my abstracts and I have tried not to draw any conclusions, but that leave that to the reader.
Brunswick co., Va Order Book 7 p 25
24 May 1757
Richard Burch vs MATTHEW LAFFOON for a Debt. Case dismissed as Matthew
Laffoon is not an inhabitant.
Brunswick co., VA Order Book 7 p 158
Feb court 1758
On motion of MATTHEW LAFFOON a witness for Ann Pickerel against Clement
Lanier...ordered Anne Pickerell to pay LAFFOON 670 lbs tobacco for 10 days
attendance and in coming 20 miles to court and returning. Case of assault
Virginia Land Patent Book 34 p 440
10 Aug 1759 Lunenburg co. Grant
To MATTHEW LAFFOON and NATHANIEL LAFFOON, 400 acres, west or upper fork of
Great Creek adjoining Dix's line.
Mecklenburg Co., VA
31 Jan 1761 DB 6
Stephen Caudle of Lunenburg Co., VA to Thomas Hardin of same, 100 acres on
Great Creek (part of patent dated 10 aug 1739). wit; Joseph Parrish,
James Dicks, MATTHEW LAFFOON.
Lunenburg Co., VA
31 Jan 1761
DB 6 p 345-7
James Dicks to James Dicks Jr, 400 acres, 50 lbs, Lunenburg, Branch of
Great Creek along Parrish' line. wit: Joseph Parrish, MATTHEW LAFFOON,
Lunenburg co., Va
DB 6 p 333-335
31 Jan 1761
NATHANIEL LAFFOONE to MATTHEW LAFFOONE for 20 lbs, 400 acres on Great Creek
adjoining Dix. Wit: Joseph Parrish, James Dicks, thomas Harding (this is
Nathaniels share of the patent). Recorded 3 Feb 1761.
Lunenburg Co., VA
DB 6 p 335-7 James Dicks of Cumberland Parish, Lunenburg Co., to son
John(?) Dicks, Jr, love and affection, deed of gift, negroes London and
Sue, all household furniture, also stock, cattle, hogs and horses, wife
Jean to have use of her estate. wit: Joseph Parrish, MATTHEW LAFFOONE,
and Thomas Harding.
Lunenburg Co., VA
DB 9 p 441, 11 oct 1763
John Carlton and wife Agga of Luennburg Co., VA to NATHANIEL LAFFOON of
same, 50 lbs, 150 acres on Crooked Run, adjoining Robert Blackwell, Meadow
Branch, John Moore, James Waller, Cabbin Branch. Wit: MATTHEW LAFFOON,
William Gallimore, Thomas Harding.
Lunenburg Co., Va DB 6 p 434-6
28 Nov 1763
Stephen Caudle and wife Mary to William Gallimore, 200 acres, 100 lbs,
Great Creek adjoining Thomas Harding, MATTHEW LAFFOON, NATHANIEL LAFFOON,
Lunenburg Co., Va
DB 8 p 62-5
3 Feb 1764
James Garrot and wife Nelly to Joseph Hix, both of Lunenburg, 50 lbs, 100
acres, adjoining Oldom (Odam?) James Malen, John Howell, James Duke. wit:
Nathal. LAFFOON, MATTHEW LAFFOON, WM GALLEMORE. By oath of John Hix.
Lunenburg co., Va, cumberland Parish Tax Lists
10 June 1764
List by David Garland
MATTHEW LAFFOON, 2 tithes, 400 acres
William Hamon, Jr. (Hammon) in his household
Lunenburg Co., VA Will Book 2 p 313
15 Sept 1764 (probated 8 Oct 1767)
Will of Abraham Hawks of Rawleigh Parish, Amelia Co., VA. wife Lucy. sons
John and William, mentions "all my children". Executors: wife Lucy and
son William. Wit: Robert Stanfield, thomas Sammons, Francis (X) Hawks.
Inventory of Estate p 314, recorded 10 Dec 1767 by MATTHEW LAFFOON, William
Gallimore, Matthew Matthis.
Lunenburg co., VA DB 11 p 81
8 Oct 1767
MATTHEW LAFFOON from James Gallemore, deed. (I don't have abstract).
Lunenburg co., VA DB 11 p 428-9
9 March 1769
Phillip Burrow of Dinwiddie Co., to John Cooper of Lunenburg Co., Va, 40
lbs, 200 acres, south side Cedar Creek adjoining Cary Daniels' corner on
Horsepen Branch to county line. wit: Abraham Cocke, MATTHEW LAFFOON, John
(his mark) Usry.
Lunenburg Co., VA
DB 11 p 402-3
16 May 1770
Charles Wray and wife Lucretia of Lunenburg co. to Lewis Parham of
Mecklenburg co., VA, 11 lbs, 260 acres, south side Beeaver Creek adjoining
John Granger, Abraham Andrews and land formerly belonging to William
booker, formerly belonging to said Lucretia's late husband John Cooper,
dec'd. wit: John Arnoll, James Gee, Thomas Edwards, allan A. Gentry,
Lunenburg co., Va Db 11 p 435-6
3 Jan 1771
Peter Cocke and wife Mary of Lunenburg co., Va to Edward Ragsdale of
Dinwiddie co., VA, 150 lbs, 800 acres, Lunenburg co., Va, 400 acres by
patent of Elisha Roberson 16 Aug 1756 and since became vested in said Cocke
and 400 acres by David Mason of Sussex Co., Va dated 7 July 1763. wit:
John Ragsdale, MATTHEW LAFFOON, Baxter Ragsdale.
Lunenburg Co., VA, DB 12 p 101-3
21 Jan 1772
MATTHEW LAFFOON to Daniel Epperson, both of Lunenburg co., 100 lbs, 200
acres, Great Creek, Muddy Branch adjoining Hight, Samuel Rudder, Mathis and
Lunenburg Co., Va Cumberland Parish Vestry Book
14 March 1772
Returns of Processioning of Land by Edward Ragsdale and NATHANIEL LAFFOON,
Precinct No. 25
Landowner: MATTHEW LAFFOON
Present: Daniel Apperson, James thompson, William Gallimore
Lunenburg Co., Va Cumberland Parish Tax List
List by John Ragsdale
MATTHEW LAFFOON, constable 1 tithe (son over age 16 living with him.
Constables were not tithed).
Lunenburg co., Va DB 12 p 373
15 Sept 1773, Recorded 2-10-1774
William (W his mark) Gallimore and his wife Mary (W her mark) Gallimore of
Lunenburg co., Va to NATHANIEL LAFFOON of same, 100 lbs, 50 acres, branch
of Great Creek, by James Thompson, George Styles, LAFFOON and a branch.
wit: Joseph Turner, MATTHEW LAFFOON, Thomas Taylor.
Lunenburg co., VA Cumberland Parish Tax List 1774
MATTHEW LAFFOON, Constable, 1 tithe
WILLIAM LAFFOON (in his household)
Pitt Co., NC
23 aug 1775
MATTHEW LAFFOON signed a document called "The Proceedings of the Safety
Committee" which bordered on treason along with 44 others in Martinborough,
Pitt co., Nc. Perhaps as Constable he represented his district there??
Brunswick Co., VA
DB 13 p 418
10 April 1776
Thomas and Mary Ingram to William Singleton, 62 lbs, 10 shillings, 127
acres, adjoining Ann Singleton's line....MATTHEW LAFFOON'S line, SHARIN
SISSONS LINE. Wit: Richard Mitchell, John Mitchell, James Singleton.
Brunswick Co., VA Order Book 13 p 666-7
16 Oct 1777
Peter and Suzanna Hawthorne of Brunswick co., VA to MATTHEW LAFFOON of
"Maclinburg Co., Va", 175 lbs, 201 acres on Shining Creek, a red oak in
Hayes' line, Plumtree Meadow Run.... Wit: John Rudder, John Ingram,
Brunswick Co., Va DB 13 p 168-9
21 Jan 1778
MATTHEW LAFFOON of Brunswick to William Hammon, 200 lbs, 200 acres,
Lunenburg co., Va upper side Great Creek, but 1/2 of the said 200 acres
belongs to Daniel Epperson, sold to him by Matthew and the same dividing
line is to stand good - the said patent dated 10 Aug 1759. signed MATTHEW
LAFFOON, MARY (X HER MARK) LAFFOON. wit: Samuel Rudder, Benjamin
Franklin, Daniel Apperson, James (x) Dix.
Brunswick Co., VA DB 13 p 417-8
22 May 1779
MATTHEW LAFFOON of Lunenburg Co., Va to William Hammonds of Brunswick Co.,
Va, 500 lbs, 201 acres, Shining Creek, adjoining Owen Strange, Singleton,
Sisson and Hawthorne. Wit: Charles Edmunds, William (his mark) Haymore,
Brunswick Co., VA DB 13 p 257-8
22 May 1779
William Hammonds of Brunswick co to MATTHEW LAFFOON of Lunenburg co., 200
lbs, 200 acres, Lunenburg county on Great creek, Rudder's line, Dennis'
line, to the Muddy Branch. Wit: samuel Rudder, Daniel Apperson, Samuel
Brunswick Co., VA WB 2 p 251-2
Rec'd Jan 1784 (date 1779?)
MATTHEW LAFFOON, planter, of Brunswick Co., Va to John Ingram, Planter of
same 68 lbs, 34 acres, including houses, orchards, etc. adjoining William
Stith, Nathaniel Lucas and MATTHEW LAFFOON. No witnesses.
Lunenburg Co., VA DB 13 p 255
13 Oct 1779
Edmund Covington and wife Elizabeth to Samuel Rudder, all of Lunenburg Co.,
VA, 80 lbs, 75 acres adjoining Matthews, Dix's path, old road, Great Creek,
LAFFOON'S corner oak. Wit: MATTHEW LAFFOON, John Rudder, Samuel Rudder,
Lunenburg Co., Va Db 13 p 256
14 Oct 1779
MATTHEW LAFFOON to Samuel Rudder, both of Lunenburg co., Va, 60 lbs, 50
acres adjoining Matthews and Great Creek. No witnesses.
Brunswick Co., VA
DB 2 p 384, 21 Dec 1779
Robert Morris and ann his wife of Dinwiddie co., Va to Peter Hawthorne of
Brunswick Co., 135 acres adjoining Stith, John Ogburn, John Caudle, John
Sharin Sisson, MATTHEW LAFFOONS line. wit: William Clack, Mordicai
hagood, Gresham Hagood.
*Note: We believe that William Laffoon, son of Matthew Laffoon, moved down
to NC by 1779.
Lunenburg Co., Va Db 13 p 297
9 April 1780
MATTHEW LAFFOON and Mary his wife of Lunenburg Co., Va to William Matthis,
40 lbs, 40 acres adjoining branch below said LAFFOON's plantation where
road crosses Great Creek. (I have not seen an original of this, so do
not know how Mary signed).
Brunswick Co., Va Order Book 2 p 174-5
15 aug 1781
Thomas Ingram to MATTHEW LAFFOON SR, both of Brunswick Co., 103 lbs, 100
acres, Shining Creek, mouth of the Great Branch along Stith's line. wit:
W. Stith, John (X his mark) Mayton, James (X) Laffoon.
Brunswick Co., Va Order book 14 p 574-5
24 Sept 1784
"On motion of MATTHEW LAFFOON setting forth that he owns the lands on one
side of Shining Creek in this County consistent for building a water Grist
Mill and that Nathaniel Lucas owns the lands on the opposite side thereof
and praying leave to build a mill thereon and that an acre of the lands of
the said Lucas may be granted for the use and support of the mill. It is
ordered that the Sheriff do summon a jury of 12 freeholders of the -__to
meet upon the Premises who being met and duly sowrn...do view the premises
and lands adjoin on both sides...make report of the acre petitioned for
damages that any person holding adjacent lands might sustain and make
reports to the next court.
Brunswick Co., Va Will Book 2 p 423-4
22 Nov 1784
William Stith and wife Katherine of St. Andrews parish to MATTHEW LAFFOON
of same, 62 lbs, 62 acres, branch of Shining Creek adjoining Stith, Ingram,
and Owen Strange. wit: Charles Edmunds, JAMES LAFFOON, William Stith Jr.
Brunswick Co., Va Order Book 14 p 44
22 Nov 1784
An indenture of bargain and sale from William and Katherine Stith to
MATTHEW LAFFOON was proved by oaths of Charles Edmunds and JAMES LAFFOON,
william Stith Jr, witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Lunenburg Co., Va Db 14 p 132
9 Dec 1784
MATTHEW LAFFOON of Brunswick Co., Va to Daniel Epperson of Lunenburg Co.,
100 lbs, 100 acres on Great Creek, adjoining Hight, Samuel Rudder, Mathis,
Thompson, south fork of Great Creek up Muddy Branch.
Lunenburg Co., Va Db 14 p 164
10 Feb 1785
MATTHEW LAFFOON of Brunswick Co., Va from John Mayton of Lunenburg co., Va,
50 lbs, 100 acres in Lunenburg county on Creek in said Mayton's line, james
Thompson's and NATHANIEL LAFFOON's lines to Great Creek including
premises. wit: William Stith, Thomas Taylor, Joel Lambert.
Lunenburg Co., VA DB 14 p 257
5 march 1785
John Maden (signed Mayton) of Lunenburg Co to John Matthis of Brunswick
Co., 50 lbs, Great Creek adjoining James thomson, said Maden. wit: James
Parrish, John Parrish, MATTHEW LAFFOON, James Apperson. (Acreage not
Brunswick Co., Va Order Book 14 p 355
26 June 1786
Ordered that the Sheriff Pay MATTHEW LAFFOON 3 lbs for keeping John Caudle
and his wife.
Brunswick Co., Va Order book 14 p 360
24 July 1786
Ordered that the Sheriff pay MATTHEW LAFFOON 1 lb 3 shillings 9 pence for
finding(?) John Caudle and his wife to this day in full.
Ordered that the Sheriff pay MATTHEW LAFFOON 3 lbs 9 pence for future
maintenance of John Caudle and his wife.
Ordered that the sheriff pay MATTHEW LAFFOON 1 lb 10 shillings for keeping
William Haymour 2 months.
Ordered that the Sheriff pay Thomas Edmunds 6 lbs on acct of support of
Lunenburg Co., Va Order book 14 p 432-3
19 Aug 1786
Isaac Hix of Lunenburg Co to MATTHEW LAFFOON of Brunswick Co., 25 lbs, 250
acres in Lunenburg Co., adjoining John Hix, Parrotts line to the road to
Hixes it being the land formerly belonging to Edmund Johnson and by him to
John Hightower and from him to John Baval...a plantation. wit: Samuel
Rudder, Sr., MATTHEW (+his mark) LAFFOON JR., William Mize.
*Note this land was called "Bear's Element" in Matthew Laffoon's estate
Brunswick Co., Va DB 14 p 238
29 April 1786
Nathaniel Lucas of Brunswick to Daniel Fisher of Greensville, 234 acres,
east side Shining Creek bounded by Robert Turnbull, James Lucas, Isaac
Anderton, Owen Strange, John Ingram and MATTHEW LAFFOON. wit: Solomon
Cooper, Robert Boush, James Denneson.
Lunenburg Co., VA DB 1787-90 p 267
14 Jan 1788
Samuel Rudder to JAMES LAFFOON, 100 lbs, 100 acres, by Epperson, Great
Creek, thomson. wit: MATTHEW LAFFOON, john (his mark) Dicks, Mumford
rudder, MATTHEW (+HIS MARK) LAFFOON.
Lunenburg co DB?p? 4 Feb 1788
Isaac Hicks of Lunenburg Co., Va to MATTHEW LAFFOON SR of Brunswick Co.,
Va, 44 lbs, 50 acres, beginning at Royal's corner, Hick's line, Garrott's
line, Dickes line. wit: John Dicks, John Covington, William Dickes.
Ordered to be recorded 10 oct 1799 (10 years after Matthew's death).
Brunswick Co., VA
DB 14 p 445-6
15 March 1788
Joseph Ingram to Dixon Hall of Greensville co., 5 shillings, land adjoining
William Ogborne, William Hammons and Robert Turnbull. wit: Nathaniel
Lucas, MATTHEW LAFFOON, Isaac Hicks.
Brunswick co., Va DB 14 p 499-500
23 Feb 1789
MATTHEW LAFFOON Sr to Jemima Ingram, 10 lbs, 10 acres adjoining MATTHEW
LAFFOON, Ingram, Great Branch, MATTHEW LAFFOON JR. Wit: Nathaniel Lucas,
Benjamin Moore, MATTHEW LAFFOON JR.
Brunswick Co., VA Will Book 5 p 291
25 march 1789
Recorded 27 april 1789
MATTHEW LAFFOON'S WILL mentions sons Dennis, Simon, Daniel and Matthew. He
mentions daughters Elizabeth, Lucretia, and Celah Hill Laffoon. Mentions
wife Mary and "all my children". "When my daughter Celah comes to age 21,
lands to be sold and the money equally divided among all my children.". he
willed his half of the mill to Nathaniel Lucas. Ex: Col. Sterling
Edmonds, William Ogborn and Nathaniel Lewcas.
Inventory of estate dated 27 Sept 1790. Appraisers were: Robert Morris,
Peter Hawthorn and William Singelton. Estate valued at 97.06.00 lbs.
Brunswick Co., VA DB 14 p 502
1 Oct 1789
Nathaniel Lucas to John Dorlon of Nansemond Co., 5 shillings, 234 acres on
Shining Creek, adj Robert turnbull, James Lucas, Isaac Anderton, Owen
Strange, John Ingram, MATTHEW LAFFOON, likewise the 1/2 of the mill on
aforesaid land belonging jointly between the said Lucas and MATTHEW
LAFFOON, DEC'D. wit: charles b. Jones, Samuel Jones, John Jones.
Brunswick Co., Va Order Book 16 p 213
24 march 1794, Chancery Court
Mary Laffoon, widow of MATTHEW LAFFOON, Cornelius Keeth and Mary his wife,
WILLIAM HAWKS AND REBECCA HIS WIFE, Benjamin Moore and Elizabeth his wife,
WILLIAM LAFFOON, Matthew Laffoon, James Laffoon, Stephen Dennis Laffoon vs.
Simon Laffoon, Lucretia Laffoon and Celah Hill Laffoon. Charles Edmunds
appointed special guardian to infants. James Lucas, Frederick Lucas and
William Ogborne to make sale of estate.
Brunswick Co., Va Order Book 16 p 504
29 Setp 1795
Daniel Laffoon chose William Ogborne as guardian. Securities Benjamin
Moore and Benjamin Strange.
Selah Hill and Lucretia Laffoon chose Mary Laffoon as guardian. Securities
same as above.
Lunenburg co., Va DB 16 p 503
16 aug 1794
James Laffoon and wife Jincy to Mack Ship, all of Lunenburg co., Va, 112
lbs, 10 shillings, 100 acres adjoining James Thompson, Royal and Epperson,
ford of Great Creek, Harpers Road, said thompson, Catherine Farguson.
wit: William Matthews, James Matthews, William Matthews (sic).
Brunswick Co., Va Order book 17 p 126
23 aug 1796
Laffoon vs Laffoon
(same defendants and complainants as before)
"Persons appointed to make the division of estate made their
report...amount of sales of estate of MATTHEW LAFFOON, dec'd, due 24 april
1795 and 15 Nov 1795.
The Land called Bears Element....39.12.0 lbs
the Land called Stiles....40.6.0 lbs
the Land called Hicks....24.6.0 lbs
Value of Personal Estate...97.6.0 lbs
From which the sum of 36 lbs special legacies to be deducted and an equal
division made among all of the children and Mrs. Laffoon."
Lunenburg Co., Va DB 18 p 73-4
8 Oct 1798
David Hicks of Mecklenburg Co., Va to Matthew Laffoon of Lunenburg, and
James Laffoon, Simon Laffoon, Daniel Laffoon, Elizabeth Moore, Lucretia
Laffoon, and Selah H. Laffoon of brunswick Co., for consideration of 5 lbs,
250 acres in Lunenburg Co. known by "Bears Element" beginning at John
Hicks, Jr. corner, John Stouts line, William Parrotts and Estes line,
across Hawkins Road on Gregory's line, james Gees line, David Gees line, to
Marcus and Davis' line across Hawkins road on frm? Johann's line to John
Hicks Sr to John Hicks Jr to the beginning. wit: Samuel Samford, Matthew
Calliham. signed: David (X) Hicks. 1 Oct 1799 recorded.
Lunenburg Co., Va Db 18 p 74-74A
9 Oct 1798
Matthew Laffoon of Lunenburg Co and James Laffoon, Benjamin Moore, Simon
Laffoon, Daniel Laffoon, Lucretia Laffoon and Selah Hill Laffoon of
Brunswick Co. to James Samford of Brunswick Co, 39 lbs, 12 shillings, 250
acres known by "Bears element" beginning at John Hick's Jr corner on
Gregory's line to David Gees on Wardes and Davises line, across Hawkins
Road on Frn? Johnsons to John Hicks Sr. to John Hicks Jr's line to the
beginning. wit: Benjamin Ogburn, William Ogburn, Fred' lucas. Recorded
11 Oct 1798.
Brunswick co Db 18 p 133
24 april 1799
Rec'd 22 June 1801
Mary Laffoon Brunswick Co to Simon Laffoon, for love and affection, and
$1.00, 60 acre she now lives on and furniture. wit: William Ogburne,
Barham Newsum, Thomas Smith. Signed Mary (her mark - a squiggly mark)
Lunenburg Co., Va DB 18 p 148 (or 230?)
11 Dec 1800
Daniel Laffoon, Celah Laffoon, Lucretia Laffoon, Matthew Laffoon, james
Laffoon and Simon Laffoon to Horatio Ferguson, land in Lunenburg Co., Va (I
don't have abstract).
Lunenburg Co., Va Db 18 p 229
5 July 1800
James Laffoon of Kentucky, simon Laffoon, Daniel Laffoon, Benjamin Moore,
Lucretia Laffoon and Celia Laffoon of Lunenburg, 40 lbs, 100 acres on Great
Creek on William Matthews' line, James Thompson and Nathaniel Laffoon's
Wit: james M. Thompson, David Epperson, Daniel Epperson.
Brunswick Co., Va Will book 5 p 304-5
Estate of John Ingram, dec'd. Jemima Ingram, executrix. "Paid MATTHEW
LAFFOON the balance in part of John Ingram's debt to him 7hhd
tobacco...11.12 1/2 and pd MATTHEW LAFFOON the balance with interest to jan
1792". "5 Jan to interest of sundry bonds pd Nathaniel Lucas, executor of
MATTHEW LAFFOON amt of 12.10 lbs" "to pd commisioner for alteration of
land from LAFFOON" "Feb 22 by 1 hhd tobacco sold MATTHEW LAFFOON".
I hope that these help those looking for their Laffoon ancestors.