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John D.Wilkinson of James City Co VA 1803 - 1814
Posted by: Ria Hendrix (ID *****7614) Date: November 03, 2012 at 09:06:39
In Reply to: John D.Wilkinson Family by Nancy Johnson of 288

This might be of some help..........I am working on all the Durfey / Durphy / Durphey lines of VA. There was a Samuel Durfey married to a Priscilla who was involved with the Wilkinson family over a settlement.

BK: James City Co Keystone of the Commonwealth

page 255
The Warburton Property

"In the east of Piney Grove was the plantation of BENJAMIN WARBURTON an affluent planter whose ancestors had been living in the vicinity since the early 1660's. Warburton died during the mid-1780's but his 925 acre plantation remained intact until the close of the century. By 1803, part of the Warburton estate had been sold to JOHN D. WILKINSON, the owner of a neighboring farm. Tax records demonstrate that Wilkinson, a man of modest means, slowly but surely improved his financial lot. When he moved to James City County in 1790, he had only one horse to help with his farming operations and no slaves, when he died around 1814, he had several horses, ten adult slaves, and a wheeled vehicle, a taxable luxury item. After his death, the farm passed through the hands of WILLIAM P. HARRIS and WILLIAM P. BACON, both of whom were middling farmers. Later, it was purchased by JOHN S. MILES, who called it Deep Bottom. During the mid-nineteenth century, Deep Bottom was owned by NATHANIEL PIGGOTT, a wealthy western James City Co Farmer."

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