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Thomas, ca. 1720-1795, PA to VA (Orange and Lunenburg and Charlotte
Posted by: Duane Boggs (ID *****6286) Date: September 14, 2009 at 07:11:46
  of 1839

Can anyone add to, or correct errors in, the following compilation of information about Thomas Vernon, of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Orange County, Virginia and, finally, Charlotte (formed from Lunenburg, formed from Brunswick) County, Virginia? Please contact me directly at duaneaboggs@live.com.

1. THOMAS4 VERNON (THOMAS3, ROBERT2, JAMES1) was born Bet. 1716 - 1722 in Chester (now Delaware) County, Pennsylvania, and died Bet. 1795 - 1809 in Charlotte County, Virginia. He married SARAH GAINES Abt. 1742 in Old Orange County, Virginia, daughter of RICHARD GAINES and UNKNOWN WIVES?). She was born Abt. 1724 in Virginia, and died Bef. 1810 in Virginia.

Notes for THOMAS VERNON:

Lunenburg Co. VA Deeds 1746-1752, at p. 19:
Mar 9, 1747 from Alex Spalding and John Lidderdale and Saml Gordan, merchants, to Thomas Vernon Jr of Lunenburg.
Spalding and Lidderdale gave power of atty, dated Feb 6, 1744, to Gordon, to convey land by deed. Hence this indenture: for: 2L 18sh 6p, about 573 acres, part of a tract of 16,993 acres on Ward's fork which was patented to and numbered 29 in a platt where the whole tract is divided into 34 lots.
Signed: Alexander Spalding, John Lidderdale.
Wit. Thomas Jones, James Murphey, James Anderson. Rev. Apr 4, 1748 (8 was written over a 7).

Lunenburg County, Virginia, Will Book No. 1, With Inventories, Accounts, Etc, 1746-1762, at p. 172: Account Current of the estate of Joseph Dabbs, deceased, shows that the estate received payments from Jonathan Vernon and Thomas Vernon.

Lunenburg County Road Orders 1746-1764, by Nathaniel Mason Pawlett, Faculty Research Historian, and Tyler Jefferson Boyd, Research Assistant
5 June 1749 O. S., Page 156
Ordered that a Road be laid off and Clear'd the best and most Convenient way from Youngs Mill Path to Little Ronoke Bridge at Coles Road, And Samuel Duval is appointed Surveyor thereof, And it is Ordered that the said Duval with all the Male Labouring Tithable Persons Convenient thereto, to wit, Samuel Johnson, William Johnson, Stephen Collins, and his, John Pratt, Clement Reads tithables, Thomas Vernon, John Austin, John Atkins, John Austin Jur, Richard Wards Tithables, and all others Convenient thereto forthwith Clear and keep the same in Repair According to Law.

7 May 1754, Page 8
Grand Jury Presentments
...the Overseers of the Road leading from Ruffins road to Bryery River ...
* * *
...the Overseer of the road leading from Jeffersons ferry to the Church Road...
* * *
...the overseer of the Road leading from Perrin Aldays to Thomas Vernons junior...
...the Overseers of the Road leading from this Court house to the Horse Pen Creek...

5 November 1754, Page 213
Richard Womack is Appointed Surveyor of the Road leading from Thomas Vernons to the Head of Bryery River, and it is Ordered that the said Womack together with the male Labouring Tithables Convenient thereto do forthwith Clear and keep the same in Repair According to Law.

3 August 1757, Page 349
Thomas Vernon a Surveyor of a High Way in this County, having been duly Summon'd to shew Cause why he do not keep the Road whereof he is Surveyor in Repair and not
Appearing, It is Considered and Accordingly Ordered that he make his fine with our Sovereign Lord the King, by the Payment of fifteen Shillings Current Money, and that he
pay the Costs of these proceedings, and it is Ordered that he be taken &ca.

Source: Charlotte County, Virginia Deed Book #1, at p. 58: October 1765, Deed of sale from Thomas Vernon to Alexander Joyce

Source: Charlotte County, Virginia Deed Book #1, at p. ??: 1782, Deed of sale from Thomas Vernon, Sr., to Lewis Jackson

Court Orders - Charlotte County, VA; Book Seven, 1786 - 1789, at p. 78:
Joseph Curd, Pltf vs. Peter Francisco, Def
May 7, 1787: This day came the parties by their atty's.
Smith Milnor, Mumford DeJarnatte, Dudley Holt, James Johnston, John Smith, Thomas Gaines, Thomas Vernon, Williams Pride Daniel, Russell Hitchcock, Thomas Smith, Joseph Ward and Joseph Adkins, the same impanelled and sworn at the last court of Quarter Sessions, to try the issue joined between the aforesaid parties, being solemnly called but not appearing, it is ordered that the sheriff summons them to appear at the next Court of Quarter Sessions to be held the first Monday in August next, to try the issue between the parties aforesaid. [Or was this Thomas Vernon the son, born 1752?]

Source: Charlotte County, Virginia Deed Book #??, at p. ??: 1795 - Deed of sale from Thomas Vernon, Sr., to Richard Vernon.

Source: Charlotte County, Virginia Deed Book #??1, at p. ??: 1795 Deed of sale from Thomas Vernon, Sr., to Robert Vernon

More About THOMAS VERNON:

Appraiser: 1758, Estate of James Caldwell of Lunenburg County, Virginia
Bequest: August 10, 1757, Of 1 English shilling, in the will of James Caldwell, of Lunenburg County, Virginia
Real Estate: Bef. 1751, MIGHT have received 150 acres on Dunnavant Fork, in Lunenburg (now Charlotte) County from his father; he sold this land in 1751 to John Pratt, his brother-in-law
Tax List 1: 1749, Lunenberg County, Virginia; "Jr."
Tax List 2: 1752, Lunenburg County, Virginia; William Caldwell's list of tithables
Tax List 3: 1782, Charlotte County, Virginia; "Vernoom"; 5 whites, 1 black; http://www.rays-place.com/census/va-charlotte-1782.htm
       
Children of THOMAS VERNON and SARAH GAINES are:
       i.       SARAH VERNON, b. Abt. 1743, Old Orange County, Virginia; d. Aft. December 01, 1801, South Carolina? Indiana?; m. THOMAS EWING, Abt. 1760, Prince Edward (formerly Amelia) County, Virginia; b. Abt. 1735, Sadsbury Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania; d. Abt. September 1800, 96th District (Laurens County), South Carolina.
More About SARAH VERNON:
Deeds: December 01, 1801, Sarah and her four sons sold the 288 acres on Duncan's Creek and the 41 acres on McCall's Fork, Laurens County, South Carolina; Deed Book K, p. 52

Notes for THOMAS EWING:
Amelia County Road Orders 1735-1753, by Nathaniel Mason Pawlett , Faculty Research Historian, Ann Brush Miller , Senior Research Scientist and Kenneth Madison Clark, Research Associate, at p. 67:

26 September 1751 O. S., Page 371
Ordered that James Walker be Surveyor of the old Roling Road that leads out of Randolphs Road near his Mill and thence across Vaughan's Creek at the Old Ford and then to Continue the old Way to the mouth of Sawneys Creek and that . . . William Ewing, . . . Thomas Ewing, . . . James Ewing, . . . [and] George Ewing, . . . assist and Work on the Said Road.

Source: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/OWEN/2001-05/0989003577

Will of Thomas Owinge

In the name of God, Amen. I Thomas Owinge Of Dunkins Creek in Laurens County and State of South Carolina, being weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory. Calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament. Hereby utterly revoking all former wills, testaments, and Executors and ratifying this and this only as my last will and testament. I give and bequoth unto my daughter Jane five shillings. I bequeath unto my daughter Reach five shillings. I give and bequeath unto my son William five shillings. I give and bequeath unto my son David five shillings. I give and bequeth unto my daughter Margaret five shillings. I give and bequeath unto my son James a brown bay horse colt one year old, one bed and furniture with his saddle and bridle. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Sarah all the rest of my goods and chattles of what kind and mature so ever with all my debts and to enjoy all my lands and tenements during her life. And after my said wife decease my will is that my son James should have and enjoy all the goods chattles she should be posessed of together with my lands and tenements after my said wife's death and not before. And in case my son James should die without issue, then my other three sons shall enjoy all my said lands and tenements. My will is my said wife Sarah should pay all the aforesaid legacies and I appoint and ordain my wife and son John Owinge the Executors of this my last will and testament and etc. Witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this 23rd day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred. Signed and sealed in the presents of who in his presents and in the presents of each other have here unto subscribed our names.
Thomas Owinge (SEAL)

Witnesses: Roger Brown, John Finney, Ninasah [sic--Manassah] Pinney [sic-Finney]

Proven date Oct. 23, 1800. Recorded in Book A. Pg 251. Recorded date not available. Original will is not in files of Probate Judge

More About THOMAS EWING:

Census 1: 1790, Laurens County, South Carolina; "Tho. Ewings"; 3-1-3
Census 2: 1800, Laurens County, South Carolina; 0-0-1-0-1; 0-0-0-0-1
Migrated 1: Abt. 1763, Virginia to North Carolina
Migrated 2: 1767, North Carolina to South Carolina
Probate: October 22, 1800, Laurens County, South Carolina
Real Estate 1: January 14, 1755, Bought 200 acres on Mills Fork of Vaughn's Creek, Prince Edward (formerly Amelia) County, Virginia, from William Ewing (his father); Deed Book I, p. 27
Real Estate 2: July 18, 1763, Thomas and Sarah Ewing sold 200 acres on Mills Creek to William Mills; Prince Edward Co., VA Deed Book 2, p. 164
Real Estate 3: September 21, 1766, Grant of 200 acres on 12-mile Creek near the Catawba River and Waxhaw; Mecklenburg Co., N.C. Deed Abstracts, 1763-1779, p. 190
Real Estate 4: April 07, 1767, Grant of 250 acres on South Fork of Duncan's Creek in Berkeley County, South Carolina; South Carolina Archives, Colonial Plats, Volume 11, p. 461
Real Estate 5: December 12, 1770, Thomas and Sarah Ewing sold 200 acres on 12-mile Creek to Hugh Jackson, Robert Jackson and (future President) Andrew Jackson
Tax List 1: 1752, Amelia County, Virginia; in the household of his father William (but Thomas NOT listed in 1750)
Tax List 2: 1753, Amelia County, Virginia
Will: July 23, 1800, Laurens County, South Carolina
Witness 1: Abt. 1786, With his brother William and with John Jones, to deed from John Brotherton and wife Esther to James Adair, for land on branch of Duncan's Creek, in South Carolina
Witness 2: April 14, 1788, With Joseph and James Adair, to Will of Miller Manse; Laurens County Will Book A, p. 7

       ii.       RICHARD VERNON, b. Abt. 1745, Lunenburg County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1838, Charlotte County, Virginia??; m. ESTHER HAMILTON, February 28, 1772, Prince Edward County, Virginia; b. Bet. 1752 - 1754, Virginia; d. Bet. 1788 - 1854, Charlotte County, Virginia??.

Notes for RICHARD VERNON:

Index to Abstracts of Charlotte County, Virginia Will Book 1, 1765- 1791, by Bel Wise (1991), at p. 374: Richard Vernon and Esther Vernon       

Richard Vernon, age 88, of Charlotte County, Virginia; for service as a Private in the Virginia Line received a Pension with an annual allowance of $96.00, starting April 24, 1832.
Pension File No. S38451, on microfilm at Series: M805 Roll: 826 Image: 562. Available in electronic form through Heritage Quest (Revolution).
In court on April 2, 1832, Richard stated he was "about" 86.

"Richard Vernon enlisted in Charlotte County, Virginia, Novembe 12, 1776, for three years, served as private in Captain Michaux's company, Colonel Lewis' Virginia regiment, was in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown, wintered at Valley Forge, and was in the battle of Monmouth. Upon expiration of the three years' service, he enlisted and served as private in Captain Nathan Reid's company, Colonel Davies' Virginia regiment, length of this tour twenty-one months."

Source: Charlotte County, Virginia Deed Book #??, at p. ??: 1795 - Deed of sale from Thomas Vernon, Sr., to Richard Vernon.

More About RICHARD VERNON:

Census 1: 1810, Charlotte County, Virginia; 0-1-2-0-1; 0-0-1-0-1
Census 2: 1820, Charlotte County, Virginia; 3-0-0-0-1-1; 1-1-0-0-2-1 (female categories same as males)
Military service: Abt. 1777, Virginia Line, American Revolution
Tax List: 1782, Charlotte County, Virginia; "Varnon"; 2 whites, 0 black; http://www.rays-place.com/census/va-charlotte-1782.htm

       iii.       POSSIBLEDAUGHTERS VERNON, b. Bet. 1747 - 1750.
       
       iv.       THOMAS GAINES VERNON, b. May 23, 1752, Lunenberg County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1841, Tennessee; m. ANN ("NANNIE") HICKS, November 18, 1784, Virginia; b. Bet. 1760 - 1766, Virginia; d. Abt. 1824, Tennessee.

Notes for THOMAS GAINES VERNON:
American Revolution Pension File No. S39112, on microfilm at Series: M805 Roll: 826 Image: 570. Available in electronic form through Heritage Quest (Revolution).
In Bledsoe County, Tennesse court on October 4, 1831, Thomas stated he was "about" 77.

"Thomas Vernon enlisted, place not shown, December 6, 1776, served as a private in Captain Joseph Michauz's company, Colonel Charles Lewis' Fourteenth Virginia Regiment, was transferred to Captain Nathan Reid's company, Colonel William Davies' Tenth Virginia Regiment; he was at the battles of Brandywine and Germantown, but not actively engaged in either battle, on account of sickness, was in the battle of monmouth, and at the Storming of Stony Point in Colonel Fleury's regiment, and was discharged December 6, 1779."

Court Orders - Charlotte County, VA; Book Seven, 1786 - 1789, at p. 78:
Joseph Curd, Pltf vs. Peter Francisco, Def
May 7, 1787: This day came the parties by their atty's.
Smith Milnor, Mumford DeJarnatte, Dudley Holt, James Johnston, John Smith, Thomas Gaines, Thomas Vernon, Williams Pride Daniel, Russell Hitchcock, Thomas Smith, Joseph Ward and Joseph Adkins, the same impanelled and sworn at the last court of Quarter Sessions, to try the issue joined between the aforesaid parties, being solemnly called but not appearing, it is ordered that the sheriff summons them to appear at the next Court of Quarter Sessions to be held the first Monday in August next, to try the issue between the parties aforesaid. [Or was this Thomas Vernon the father, born before 1720?]

Source: Bledose County, Tennessee: A History. Robnett, Elizabeth Parham. Signal Mountain, Tennessee : Mountain Press, c1993. ; pp. 12-13 (FHL 1598224, Item 2)

"In 1807 a petition was presented to the Roane County Court asking for the right 'to construct a grist mill in Sequacha Valley for public utility.' The mill was to be erected by George Skillern, "sd. place," later Skillern Branch. The mill was to be located where the old Kiuka or Lower Trace crossed the mountain from the Tennessee Valley. Some that signed the petition were John Anderson, William Christian, Joseph Hoge, Elisha Rogers, Valentine Spring, George Hatfield, Sam Cowan, THOMAS VERNON, Elijah Hicks, John Spring, John Roberson, Isaac Stephens, John Hankins, William Wilson, Peter Looney, Samuel Luck, William Roberson, David Rainey, Stephen Thurman, Eli Thurman, Alexander Coulter, Alexander Ferguson and James Moore. These were citizens of Roane County but living in the remote area of Sequatchie Valley. The request was granted. This grist mill was Sequatchie Valley and Bledsoe County's first industry. In 1808 Tolletts Mill in northern part of the valley is mentioned in an early record. By 1813 the Skillern Grist Mill near Pikeville was well known."



More About THOMAS GAINES VERNON:

Census: 1840, Revolutionary War pensioners in Bledsoe County, Tennessee
Migrated: Bet. 1794 - 1798, Charlotte County, Virginia to Bledsoe County, Tennessee
Military service: Bet. 1776 - 1779, Private in Captain Michaux's company
Petitioner 1: February 21, 1813, Bledsoe County to Tennessee state legislature concerning forfeiture of property securing appearance in court of criminal defendant Joseph Pate
Petitioner 2: October 09, 1817, Bledsoe County, Tennessee petition to state legislature to fund a penitentiary
Residence: 1831, Bledsoe County, Tennessee

       v.       MOREPOSSIBLEDAUGHTERS VERNON, b. Bet. 1754 - 1766.
       
       vi.       ROBERT VERNON, b. December 25, 1768, Charlotte County, Virginia; d. March 03, 1851, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; m. (1) ELIZABETH HAMILTON, January 1792, Prince Edward County, Virginia; b. May 19, 1775, Virginia; d. September 18, 1816; m. (2) MARY, Bet. 1817 - 1818; b. Abt. 1796, Virginia; d. Bet. 1851 - 1896.

Notes for ROBERT VERNON:
Source: Charlotte County, Virginia Deed Book #??, at p. ??: 1795 Deed of sale from Thomas Vernon, Sr., to Robert Vernon

More About ROBERT VERNON:
Census 1: 1810, Charlotte County, Virginia; 3-0-0-1-0; 1-1-1-0-0
Census 2: 1850, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; age 82, born in VA

More About ELIZABETH HAMILTON:
Date born 2: Bet. 1769 - 1774, Virginia




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