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John and Mary Wayne (1787-1805) Information
Posted by: Frank Bevc (ID *****2034) Date: June 28, 2009 at 14:00:34
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Seeking the origins and information on the Wayne Family, particularly JOHN WAYNE, who settled with wife MARY WAYNE on Little Whipping Creek in Campbell County in April 1789. The WAYNE's remained in the county 16 years, selling the 200 acre property in 1805, then moved on to Bourbon County Kentucky. Children Benjamin (to Nancy Tankersley in 1801) and Betsy (to Matthias Scott in 1804) were married in the county during the period and John is listed as bondsman in a number of other marriages.

(Alternate spellings: Whayne, Wain, Waine)

1787       Age 35 - The 1787 Census of Virginia lists a John Wayne as residing in Campbell County Virginia, with no white males between 16 and 21, no blacks above or under 16, two horses and two cattle

1789       Age 37 - Campbell County Virginia Deeds notes the sale of "one certain tract of land in Campbell County on both sides of Little Whipping Creek containing about 237 acres bounded by the east side of Wills patent line where the big branch crosses his patent line Cow Branch" from Thomas and Elizabeth Smith to a John Wayne of Campbell County for 50 pounds on 2 April 1789       

1789 Age 37 - Campbell County Virginia Marriage Records list a John Wayne, a Joseph Wayne and a Thomas Smith on 12 May 1789 as witnessing the marriage of William McAllister to Elizabeth Smith (perhaps Thomas and Elizabeth's daughter?)

1789       Age 37 - Campbell County Virginia Marriage Records list a John Wayne as bondsman and witness on 6 September 1789 at the marriage of James Stuart and Elizabeth Harrod Majors. James Stuart had been bondsman at the 12 May marriage of WIlliam McAllister and Elizabeth Smith

1790       Age 38 - Campbell County Virginia Marriage Records list a John Wayne as bondsman and witness at the marriage of Joseph Wayne and Mary Drinkwater on 15 April 1790

1796       Age 44 - Campbell County Virginia Marriage Records list the marriage of a Milly Whayne "of lawful age" and William Driskill on 23 November 1796 with James Stuart as bondsman and witness

1801       Age 48 - Son Benjamin Franklin Wayne weds Nancy Tankersley in Campbell County, Virginia

1804       Age 51 - Daughter Betsy Wayne marries Matthis Scott in Campbell County Virginia on 18 December 1804. Matthis Scott and John Wayne, father bondsmen

1805       Age 52 - Campbell County Virginia Deeds show that John Wayn and his wife Mary Wayn of Campbell County sold the land described in the 1789 purchase to a John Poindexter for 70 pounds dated 22 November 1805. The deed was singed by John Wayn and Mary Wayn, both signed with X marks


Any info would be appreciated.


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