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Re: Aaron Pinson d Lunenburg
Posted by: G. Pinson (ID *****5586) Date: April 16, 2005 at 13:08:25
In Reply to: Aaron Pinson d Lunenburg by David Pinson of 1653


While you and I are descended from Rev. Aaron Pinson, rather than Lunenburg Aaron Pinson, we've from time to time looked back at Lunenburg AP because of our belief that he was related to our Rev. Aaron Pinson.

I've tracked the people (Cannon, Slaughter, Little etc.) mentioned in the various Rapahannouk deeds (witnesses, grantors, grantees) with Lunenburg AP hoping to find some later connection with him, or an earlier connection back to Thomas Pinson who was listed in various records in Lancaster Co. Va. c 1700=1716. I found nothing compelling.

It's only a theory (if that!), but it is my guess that the Prince William/Fairfax Co (c 1720's-40's) and Lunenburg Aaron were from the same family and migrated from Lancaster Co. on the Northern Neck circa 1720's. Surnames found on Lancaster Co. tithable lists (1700 & 1716) as neighbors of Thomas Pinson, are later found as neighbors of the Pinson's in Fairfax Co. A road was built from Lancaster County to Prince William/Fairfax Co. and was a heavily used path of migration west in the early 1700's.

At least two Thomas Pinson's are named in Prince William/Fairfax Co records. As we know (See Loreita Hayden's writeup in the Pinson Quarterlies), a Thomas Pinson had a mill there on Popes Head Run. A Thomas Pinson was also shown next to Joseph Pinson's (Joseph Pinson believed brother of Rev. A.P.) father in law (Richard Omohundro)on a tax list there. Also, a Joseph Pincent (sic) was a chain carrier on a survey of land for Thomas Pincent (sic) Jr in 1739 Prince William Co.

A Thomas Pinson would reside with Rev. Aaron Pinson's clan during the Rev. war period (named on at least 2 documents), who I believe was a son who predeceased Rev. Aaron, or possibly a nephew (son of Joseph Pinson).

I haven't been able to trace families associated with Lunenburg Aaron Pinson back to Lancaster, but as you know, Lunenburg Aaron named an older son Thomas. Also, several years ago I traced migration paths from Lancaster to Prince William/Fairfax Co and to Lunenburg Aaron's Rappahanouk land site. It looked like a very feasible and natural migration route off the road from Lancaster to Prince William/Fairfax Co.

A really good project for someone living in Virginia, would be to investigate the records of early Lancaster Co. in the archives (I believe the University of Virginia holds these records). Years ago, I located references to Thomas Pinson in early Church records in Lancaster Co., but the actual records are back in Virginia.

I'm glad to see you still so active in researching our Pinsons. For those who are unaware, most of what you now find on commercial databases today (often inaccurately translated) is material found by researcher's years ago (when people actually spent hours reading microfilmed records). Credit is seldom given to those who did the actual work. David was one of a group of researchers who, decades ago, developed most of the information that is now known about our early American Pinson ancestors.

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