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JTR's research notes concerning the family of James Genn of Prince William/Fauquier Co., Virginia. This is definitely a work in progress and any comments or additions would certainly be welcome!
GENN FAMILY HISTORY
Compiled by Joanne Todd from various sources
E-mail from Randall Greenup. from Feb. 15 1969 letter to Mr. & Mrs. William Tyndall Greenup, son of Jason Greenup and Malinda Glover Ball from Ruth Ball Knapton, whose father was Howard Ball, son of James Glover Ball, son of John Ball and Nancy Glover.) - "In 1814 John our gr gr Grandfather married Melinda Genn a daughter of James Genn who surveyed thousands of acres of land for Lord Fairfax about 1748. George Washington who was about 16 at the time was in the surveying party and I have read several different times that James Genn taught him to survey. Celia Triplett was the daughter of William and Mary Triplett, an old Virginia family. Melinda was born in Virginia in 1794."
From New England Hist. & Gen. Reg. V. 34 Pg. 199
Thomas GENN (ante, xxvi. 196), the father of Samuel, Thomas, James and Josiah Genn, was located in Caroline Co., MD, on east bank of Choptank River, on a plantation called "Cape Ann." It was midway between Denton and Greensborough. He died about 1769. James, a brother of the elder Thomas, was located on the west side of Choptank River, about one mile above Greensborough, between.... (cut off)
From New England Gen. & Hist. Reg. Apr. 1872 Pg. 196 (desc. of Ralph Smyth of Hingham, MA)
John Smyth-7 (Edmund-6, Seth-5, Seth-4, John-3, Samuel-2, Ralph-1) born in Provincetown, MA, March 9, 1809; there married Mehitable Cook GHEN, daughter of Thomas GHEN and Sarah Cook, and granddaughter of Samuel Ghen and Sabra Cross of Truro. Samuel was a brother of Thomas and James GENN, or GENN, whose descendants now live at or near Bucksport, Me. The three brothers came from Virginia, where the family is quite numerous. Josias Cook, of Eastham, who married the widow Dean, was the ancestor of Sarah Cook.
Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Northumbria Collectanea 1645-1720
Will of Thos. MATTHEW, formerly of Cherry Point, N. Co., merchant. Dated 6 May 1703. Prob. in London. To 3 children John, Thomas and Anna Matthew land in Cherry Point. To my brother-in-law Capt. Jno. Cralle and my old and faithful servants Mr. James GENN and Mary his wife", etc. 18.217
Abstracts of VA Land Patents & Grants Vol. III, by Nell Marion Nugent, 1979
Patent Book No. 10, Cavaliers & Pioneers
16 Jun 1714
"Nicholas Merriwether, William Merriwether & David Merriwether, 4,185 acres (N.L.), New Kent Co., in St. Paul's Parish, among those listed is: James GENN, Thos. GENN, Mary GENN"
From: Virginia Wills and Administrations 1632-1800; Clayton Torrence;
Baltimore; Genealogical Publishing Company; 1965.
p. 167 -- GENN Jas. -- Northumberland -- 1719 Inventory
Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Northumbria Collectanea 1645-1726, Pg. 533
19 Aug 1719. 6.327. GENN, Jas., decd. Ann his relict swears he left no will. Admr. granted.
Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Northumberland Co., Record of Births, 1661-1810:
- Judith Genn - daughter to James, born October 29, 1713
- Mary Genn - daughter to James, born March 28, 1616 (?)
- Griffethell Genn - daughter to Thomas, born April 19, 1714
- James & Mary Genn - twins to Thomas, born January 12, 1715
- Thomas Genn - son to Thomas, born March 14, 1718
- James Genn - son to James, born August 27, 1718
- Jo'n Genn - son to Thomas, born April 26, 1721
- Danniel Gime (Genn?), son to Jo'n, born October 17, 1702
- George Genn - son of Thomas, born December 13, 1729
- Thomas Genn - son to Thomas, born March 5, 1733
- William Genn - son to Thomas & Ann, born May 19 1745
1731 - Prince William Co., VA formed from Stafford (formed 1664 from Westmoreland) and King George (formed 1721 from Richmond Co., it formed 1692 from Old Rappahannock)
Prince William Co., VA Deed Book B, 1732-1735, compiled by June Whitehurst Johnson 1982
29 Dec 1731, Page 58
"James Moore, Yeoman to John Nicholson, Merchant... for term of 7 years to service in such service and employment as the said John Nicholson shall employ him according to the custom of that country....
Wit: Jos. Nuttall, Lord Mayor. Inrolled pr. Thos. GENNE, Town Clke."
Landmarks of Old Prince William by Fairfax Harrison
Pg. 507: James Genn was surveyor of Prince William and lived on the Falmouth road near the site of the modern village of Catletts, as shown on the survey of the Northern Neck boundary from the head spring of Conway to the head spring of Potomac. A year later he made the first survey of Lord Fairfax's South Branch Manor. The duty of the field party to which Washington was attached in 1748 was to subdivide that great boundary into lots, for seating.
5 Jun 1746 - Lord Thomas Fairfax rental deed of 285 acres of land in Prince William Co., VA to James Genn (of Prince Wm. Co., VA) on the branches of Elk Marsh and Finpot's Runs (?) bounded by the land of John Bush, outline of the land of Major Cook's, Nathaniel Dodd, Morgan Donnell (Darnell?), Jonas Williams, Welch's rolling road (?), Licking Run. James Genn must pay Fairfax 1 shilling sterling for every 50 acres on the feast day of St. Michael the Archangel.
5 Aug 1746 (?) - Lord Thomas Fairfax rental deed of 100 acres of land in Prince William Co., VA to James Genn (of Prince Wm. Co., VA) at the junction of Quantico Road, Rogue's Road and the Falmouth Road. Neighbors were Higgins, Benjamin Newton, other. James Genn must pay Fairfax 1 shilling sterling for every 50 acres on the feast day of St. Michael the Archangel.
JOHN HIGGINS BUYS 235 ACRES FROM JAMES GENN 1746
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA
SOURCE: PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY Deed Book 1745-1746, Pages 177-180.
On margin: “5th March 1746. Dd. Shadk. PARLOUR.
This indenture made this twenty first and twenty second day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty six. Between JAMES GENN of Hamilton Parish in County of Prince William of one part and JOHN HIGGINS of the aforesaid parish and County of the other part. Witnesseth that the said JAMES GENN for the sum of twenty five pounds current money of Virginia have sold unto the said JOHN HIGGINS and to his heirs and assigns a parcel of land containing two hundred and thirty five acres being in the Parish and County aforesaid on the Branches of ELKMARSH and TINPOT RUNS and is bounded beginning at a stake in the line of the land of JOHN BUSH and in a line of the land of MAJOR COCKES 481 acres tract and extending thence east along the line of the said BUSH and along the land of NATHANIEL DODD and along the land of MORGAN DARNALL to a hickory and one red and one box oak corner of said DARNALL AND JONAS WILLIAMS thence with WILLIAMS line N.E. to a black oak and hickory in the said line corner of HENRY BRAMBLETS land thence with BRAMBLETS line N.W. to a large marked Hickory another of BRAMBLETS corners thence N.W. to a box oak by WELCHES ROLING ROAD CORNER of said BRAMBLET thence with another of his lines N.E. to a Spanish oak on the side of a stony ridge thence N.W. to a large live oak in a pond marked CC1745 corner to the said MR COCKES 385 acre tract thence with the line of the said tract N.W. to a black oak corner to the said tract the course continued to a Spanish oak and box oak in a drain of LICKING RUN corner to GARNERS line S.W. to a box oak corner of said GARNER thence with another of his lines S.W. to a white oak in the line of MR COCKES 481 acre tract thence with the line of the said tract to two box oaks by WELCHES ROLING ROAD corner of the said tract thence S.E. to several marked saplines finally along another of MR COCKES lines to the beginning which said parcel of land was granted to said JAMES GENN by deed dated the 5th day of June 1746 granted for 235 acres from the proprietors office of the Northern Neck of Virginia. Together with all houses and appurtenances all which premises now are in the actual possession of him the said JOHN HIGGINS by virtue of a bargain and sale for one whole year and by virtue of the statute for the transferring of uses into possession. To have and to hold to him the said JOHN HIGGINS his heirs and assigns forever. In witness whereof the said JAMES GENN hath set his hand and seal in presence of us.
At a court for the County of Prince William the 25th day of Augst 1746, JAMES GENN acknowledged these indentures of lease and release and receipt to JOHN HIGGINS to be his acts and deeds which are admitted to record.
1 Jul 1748 - Lord Thomas Fairfax rental deed of 280 acres of land in Orange Co., VA to James Genn (of Prince Wm. Co., VA) in the fork of the Rush River in Orange Co. James Genn must pay Fairfax 1 shilling sterling for every 50 acres on the feast day of St. Michael the Archangel.
21 Jul 1748 - Lord Thomas Fairfax rental deed of 400 acres of land in Orange Co., VA to James Genn (of Prince Wm. Co., VA) on the little fork of the Rappahannock River/Indian Run in Orange Co., surveyed by George Hume. Neighbors: Capt. Robert Green, Thomas Burch. James Genn must pay Fairfax 1 shilling sterling for every 50 acres on the feast day of St. Michael the Archangel.
21 Jul 1748 - Lord Thomas Fairfax rental deed of 400 acres of land in Orange Co., VA to James Genn (of Prince Wm. Co., VA) on the little fork of the Rappahannock River/Mill Run in Orange Co., surveyed by George Hume. Neighbors: Capt. Robert Green. James Genn must pay Fairfax 1 shilling sterling for every 50 acres on the feast day of St. Michael the Archangel.
1751 - James Genn Survey Heirs Michaelmass Prince Wm. Co., VA
1753 - James Genn Dec. Rental Rolls Prince Wm. Co., VA
1754 - James Genn Rental Rolls Prince Wm. Co., VA
1759 - Fauquier Co., VA formed from Prince Wm. Co., VA
Landmarks of Old Prince William by Fairfax Harrison:
Pg. 467: The plat drawn by Bertrand Ewell in April, 1759, to depict the survey of the boundary line then established between Prince William and Fauquier, supplemented by a land grant of 1747 to James Genn, that earlier official surveyor of Prince William who was George Washington's instructor in his profession, affords the key to the system of roads by which the piedmont of old Prince William was developed. This evidence indicates the junction, on the drains of Walnut Branch of Cedar Run, of three roads designated respectively "Quantico" (or Shenandoah); Falmouth and Rogues Road. The two last named represented together the original Iroquois trail to the falls of the Rappahannock (The Shenandoah Hunting Path) which, used in the reverse direction, had been Virginia's earliest access to this territory.
Landmarks of Old Prince William by Fairfax Harrison
Pg. 506: The plat of the Prince William-Fauquier boundary in 1759 is in the Prince William Book of Surveys under date of 1820. James Genn's grant on Walnut Branch is N.N., F: 285.
From Microsoft (R) Encarta: FAIRFAX, Thomas, 6th Baron Fairfax of Cameron (1693-1781), Scottish peer and Virginia landowner, born in Kent, England, and educated at the University of Oxford. He inherited from his mother, the daughter of Baron Thomas Colepeper, governor of Virginia, estates in Virginia constituting one-fourth of the entire colony. In 1735, when the possibility arose that the grant would be revoked by the Crown, Fairfax visited America, had the lands surveyed, and defended his claims, in which he was confirmed in 1745. He settled in Virginia in 1747 and built a home in the Shenandoah Valley on lands surveyed by George Washington. During the American Revolution, Fairfax remained a firm Loyalist.
Landmarks of Old Prince William by Fairfax Harrison
Pg. 306: The Parishes and Their Churches: The Hamilton-Dettingen parish line was surveyed in June, 1745 by James GENN (the surveyor who in 1748 was the head of Lord Fairfax's corps in the Shenandoah Valley with which George Washington had his first engineering experience in the field) under the direction of George Byrn (see ante., p. 263), and their report and plat remains among the Prince William records.
Prince William Co., VA Deed Book, Rec. 28 Jun 1759
... Also all that other tract granted, 5 Aug 1747 to James GENN...
From Landmarks of Old Prince William
George Washington's earliest surviving Journal begins as follows:
Fryday, March 11th, 1747/8. Began my Journey in Company with George Fairfax, Esq. We travell'd this day 40 miles to Mr. George Neavel's in Prince William County.
Saturday, March 12th. This morning Mr. James GENN, the surveyor, came to us. We travel'd over the Blue Ridge to Capt. Ashby's on Shannondoah River. Nothing remarkable happen'd.
Spring of 1748
From George Washington Touches the Frontier:
"A surveying party was about to start for the remote South Branch of the Potomac. James GENN, a veteran Surveyor, was to be in charge; the Proprietor was to be represented by George William Fairfax."
From Diaries of Washington, Surveying for Lord Fairfax
Pg. 4: James Genn was, in 1748, the county surveyor of Prince William County, who lived on the Falmouth road some distance south of Neavil's. It was the rendezvous with him which determined the route via Neavil's. Genn was an experienced wilderness surveyor. In 1746 he had been engaged in the work of running the Northern Neck back line from the head spring of Conway (Rapidan) in the Blue Ridge to the head spring of Potomac in the Alleghanies, and in 1747, he had surveyed Lord Fairfax's South Branch and Greenway Court Manors. It was to subdivide the former into lots to be leased to tenants that the present expedition was on foot.
1745-1750 - James Genn was County Surveyor of Prince William Co., Virginia
1760 - James Genn Rental Rolls Prince Wm. Co., VA
1770 Fauquier Co., Virginia Rent Rolls: Genn/Ginn, James's heirs, 774 acres
1771 - Deed 4-316 Fauquier Co., VA. James Genn buys 120 acres from James and Frances Bashaw; wit Joseph Basye, Elizabeth Edwards
From Fauquier Families 1759-1799 by John P. Alcock: GENN/GINN, James (So. Dist. of Fauquier Co., VA.): 78Be 81BC-84 , 87B-96H (NW Dist.). Deed #4-316, 1771. Buys 120 acres from James & Frances Bashaw, wit Joseph Basye, Elizabeth Edwards; Deed 8-199, 1784 & 9-152 & 155, 1786. (1) bond to deed Joseph Basye of Culpeper land willed by father James Genn to brother Thomas when latter dies; (2) complies with 442 acres, less 221 acres; wit Edmund, Thomas, and John Basye. Marriage Bond: 2/28/1787 to Celia Triplett, dau of William Triplett and Mary Triplett, wit John Triplett, wit/bd William Triplett. Deed 9-337, 1787. He & Celia+ 174 acres to Ambrose Barnett. D 11-124, 1792. Lease in Manor of Leeds at foot Rattlesnake Mtn for lives of him, wife Celia, dau Nancy.
Fauquier Co., VA 1776-1782 by John K. Gott, 1993 Heritage Books
March 1776 Court
Pg. 2: John Wake made motion to turn the road leading out of Skinkers Road into the Main road. Joseph Taylor, John James, James GENN and Thomas Bragg to view the road and report to the court.
Source? Pages 435-438. 14 June 1777. B & S. Bet. James GENN and Nathan Matthew... L90... part of an Ancient Survey called Bell's... bet. the lines of Waugh Darnall now Simon Morgan, William Norris, John James and Peter Bashaw... 148 a... signed: James GENN. Wits.: Joseph Carter, John Norris, Edward Matthew, James Kelly. Rec.: 24 Nov 1777 prov. by o. of Edward Matthew & John Norris, wits.: 23 Feb 1778, prov. by o. of Joseph Carter.
1777 - Deed 6-435 Fauquier Co., VA. Nathan Mathew buys 148 acres from James Genn ®235
February Court 1778 (23 February)
B & S. James Genn to Nathan Matthew. Wit: Joseph Carter
1778 - Genn/Ginn James: Southern District Fauquier Co., VA Tax List (John Bell comm.)
1781 - Genn/Ginn James: Southern District Fauquier Co., VA Tax List
1782 - Deed 8-343 Fauquier Co., VA. James Genn assigns Burton Millikin a lease for 219 acres
1784 - Deed 8-199 Fauquier Co., VA James Genn
1786 - Deed 9-152 & 155 Fauquier Co., VA James Genn bond to deed Joseph Basye of Culpeper land willed by father James Genn to bro Thomas when latter dies
28 Feb 1787 - James Genn & Celia Triplett, Marriage Bond, Fauquier Co., VA, Celia daughter of Wm. and Mary Triplett, witnessed by John Triplett, wit/bd William Triplett
1787 - Genn/Ginn James: Northwestern District Fauquier Co., VA Tax List (Edw. Humston comm.)
1787 - Will 2-12 Fauquier Co., VA. Will of John Haley/Healy witnessed by James Genn, James Ball, Celia (her mark) Green
1787 - Deed 9-337 James & Celia (her mark) 174 acres to Ambrose Barnett
Source? Pages 426-428. 24 Nov 1777. B & S. Bet. Joseph Smith and Leanna, h.w. and Benjamin Neale of Pr. Wm. Co...L110 ... 75 a. Carter's line, now Heale's... cor. of James Genn... cor. formerly belong. to William Coleclough... signed: Joseph Smith, Leanna (X) Smith. Rec: 24 Nov 177, ack. by grantors
Virginia Taxpayers 1782-1787
James GENN, Fauquier Co., VA -- 1 Poll, 5 Slaves
William Triplett, Fauquier Co., VA (nothing shown)
Thomas GENN, Culpeper Co., VA - 3 Polls
Thomas GENN, Ja. Cy. -- 1 Poll, 2 Slaves
Abstracts of Wills, Adm & Marriages of Fauquier Co., VA 1759-1800 by J. Estelle Stewart King, 1978
Marriage -- GREEN, James and Celia Triplett 18 Feb 1787
Virginia Colonial Documents by Beverly Fleet, 1988
Page 122: John HEALY (will) Date: 2 Apr 1787
Son: William Healey - after paying L14.4 current money of Virginia - have Negro boy.
Dau.: Febea Healy - one feather bed and furniture
Son: Anthony Healy - L35 lawful money of Virginia
Wife: Mary Healy - all the remainder of my goods, lands, Negroes, etc. as long as she remains a widow but if she should marry then my will and desire is that she have but what the law allows her... after the death of my wife... that my said Estate that is in her care be equally divided among all my children except Anthony.
Exors: friends John Dareing and John Morehead; Signed: John Healy
Wit: James GENN, James Ball, Celia (her X mark) GREEN
Proved: 22 October 1787 by o. of James GENN and James Ball. Cert. granted John Dearing to obt. probate.
Pages 156-157: John HAILEY (or HEALY*) (adm'r. Account) Dates: 4 May 1787 - 23 Nov 1788
* See will, dated 2 Apr 1787, page 179. Adm'r.: John Dearing
Details: TO: James Bawl; Joseph Donephan; Mary Haley; Joseph Smith; Smith Johnson; Wm. Lane for making a coffin, L1; Harmon Cuin; Leonard Smoote; E. Edmonds; Charles Marshall; J.L. Mashett; Horney Dinnason; Joseph Withers; S. Strother; William Carr; Neamiah Dowell; Clemm Norman; for 19 days expenses at Dumfries for attending on the estate of the John Hailey. BY: Wm. Hamlet; William Picket; James GENN; James Hey; Mary Haley; Wm. Jett; Joseph Barba.
Examined by: Francis Triplett, B. Shackelford, 31 Dec 1789, Returned: 25 Dec 1790
Source? (GOTTA FIND THIS!)
"Map #181 - Genn, James, Lelia, w., & Nancy, d., Fau., 11-124-1792"
RATTLESNAKE MOUNTAIN ; summit ; Fauquier ;
RUSH RIVER ; stream ; Rappahannock ;
Fairfax to Genn (9 Sep 1792)
This indenture made the twenty ninth day of September one thousand seven hundred and ninety two between the reverend Denny Fairfax lately called Denny Martin of Leeds Castle, County of Kent and Kingdom of Great Britain D.D. a devisee and legatee named in the last will and testament of the Right Honorable Thomas Lord Fairfax Baron of Cameron in that part of Great Britain called Scotland and proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia, deceased, by Thomas Bryan Martin Esq. of Greenway Court, County of Frederick and State of Virginia of the one part and James Genn of Fauquier County in the said State of the other part. Whereas the said Denny Fairfax by his letter or power of Attorney dated the seventh day of November one thousand seven hundred and eighty three and duly and legally proved before Nathaniel Nimham Esq. Lord Mayor of the City of London and certified by him under the Seal of the Office of Majority of the said City, the eighth day of the same month of November did authorize and empower his brother, the said Thomas Bryan Martin, among other things to lease out his lands in the said State of Virginia so devised to him by his uncle the said Thomas Lord Fairfax, deceased, on such rents, covenants and terms as he the same Thomas Bryan Martin should think reasonable and necessary, and upon payment of such rents or any part thereof, to give acquaintances and discharges for the same and upon nonpayment thereof to make distress or to sue for implead or prosecute the several defaulters to Judgment and execution, as by the said letter or power of attorney now in the possession of the said Thomas Bryan Martin may more fully and at large appear. Now this indenture witnesseth that the said Denny Fairfax by his attorney aforesaid for and in consideration of the rents and covenants hereafter mentioned hath demised, granted and to farm letter (?) and by these presents doth demise grant and to farm let unto the said James Genn, all that piece, parcels and lot of land No. 73 in the County of Fauquier, being part of the manor of Leeds and bounded as by a survey thereof lately made by George Hume as follows beginning at live red and white oaks corner to lot No. 72, one red oak numbered 73 thence N60 E200 poles to two red oaks and white oak on a parcel of Rocks on the foot of the rattle snake mountain, thence N40 W160 (Poles to two red oaks by a branch, thence S60 W200 poles to live red oaks and hickory on the side of a mountain corner to lot No. 72 thence with a line of that lot S40 E160 Poles to the beginning containing two hundred acres. To have and to hold the said two hundred acres of land to the said James Genn his heirs executors administrators or assigns, for and during the natural lives of him said James, Selia his wife and Nancy his daughter, to commence from the 15th of April last; he the said James Genn his heirs executors, administrators or assigns, yielding and paying to the said Denny Fairfax or his attorney aforesaid, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, the yearly rent of fifty shillings current money of the State of Virginia and also pay or cause to be paid unto the said Denny Fairfax or his attorney aforesaid or to the person or persons appointed by law to receive the same and at the time for the payment of the present. Assessments or land tax and all other future assessments of land taxes or other taxes, either ordinary or extraordinary that shall or may be laid on the said land or any thereof by the general assembly of the State of Virginia or other legal authority during the said term.
And further the said James Genn for himself, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns doth covenant and grant to and with the said Denny Fairfax, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns by his attorney aforesaid, that he the said James Genn his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns will pay or cause to be paid all charges and expenses attending or accruing for surveying the said lot No. 73 the drawing the lease and recording the same and that he the said James Genn, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, shall not put on the said Lot No. 73 or any part thereof any sub or under tenants, without the leave or license of the said Denny Fairfax or his attorney aforesaid or work any more persons or hands on the same lot than four. And further the said James Genn for himself his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns doth covenant and agree to and with the said Denny Fairfax by his attorney aforesaid, his executors, administrators or assigns that he will with all expedition, erect and build on the said lot of ground No. 73 of 200 Acres one dwelling house twenty feet long and sixteen feet wide with a brick or stone chimney to the same and keep the same in good and tenantable repair and leave the same in such good repair at the expiration of the said term. And further the said James Genn doth covenant and agree to and with the said Denny Fairfax by his attorney aforesaid, his heirs, executors, administrators, assigns, that he will with all expedition, raise and plant an orchard of one hundred apple trees and plant the same at least thirty feet as under and keep the same well trimmed and fenced for and during the said term and leave the same in good order and well enclosed at the expiration thereof. And further the said James Genn doth covenant and grant to and with the said Denny Fairfax, by his attorney aforesaid, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, not to waste unnecessarily destroy, dispose of any timber growing upon the said land, but only to make necessary use of the same for the benefit of the said Plantation and premises. And further that if the said James Genn, his heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns shall at any one time for the space of two whole years fail in the payment of the rent herein before reserved, or any part thereof, or in the performance of all or any of the covenants herein before contained, then it shall and may be lawful for the said Denny Fairfax, by his attorney aforesaid, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, to reenter the land and premises hereby leased, and be in the actual possession of the same to all intents and purposes as if this had never been made. In witness whereof both parties, the said Denny Fairfax, by his attorney aforesaid and the said James Genn have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year before written.
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Isaac Way, John Way, Marshall Secoh ?
Denny Fairfax (ss)
James Genn (ss)
1792 D 13-7. Lease in Manor of Leeds for lives of John KELLY (see below for possible connection) and Presley and Charles Donaldson. NN Y:90, 1798. 66 a. to "Capt. John Kelly" adj Thomas and Robert Embry. D 14-351, 1799. Patroller; voted.
2 Apr 1794 - James Genn signed marriage bond of Helen Triplett, dau of Mary Triplett, to James Taylor in Fauquier Co., VA
August Court 1794, Fauquier Co., Virginia
From Fauquier Minute Books:
IN DETINUE (meaning not questioning how someone got property, but why someone kept property):
Richard Mott, John Kelly, James Kelly and Helen Kelly, infants under the ages of twenty one years by William Gibson their guardian and ? friend, George Kelly and Williamson Kelly infants under the age of twenty one years by George Philips their guardian and ? friend (plaintiffs)
AGAINST JAMES GENN, def.
The same plaintiffs against the same def., in dentinue
The same plaintiffs against Benjamin Grisby, def., in dentinue
These suits are continued until the next court on the motion and at the costs of the plaintiffs.
Absent Robert Radolph, gentleman
Present Jeremiah Darnall, gentleman
Abstracts of Fauquier Co., VA 1759-1800, John K. Gott 1972
Pages 347-349: Francis TRIPLETT (Will)
Date: 24 September 1794
Children: William, Hedgman, Robert, Betty Hedgman Triplett, Benedicte, Anne, Francis Amelia -- 20,000 acres of land which I am entitled to in the State of Kentucky, lying on the North fork of Licking... to be equally divided.
Son: Robert -- 1,600 acres in Kentucky "lying on the Ohio River."
daus.: Betty Hedgman Triplett & Benedite -- 1,400 acres in Bourbon County, KY
Wife: Benedicte and two youngest daus.: Anne and Francis Amelia -- 5,000 acres in Kentucky upon Cabbin Creek
Wife & Children: Dispose of 2,000 acres in Kentucky on Clear Creek -- "Also all my moveable estate of every kind, which I may die possessed of except two Negroes to wit Cate and James and twelve silver tablespoons marked thus TFBI. The said bequeath to my beloved wife Benedicte... and the money arising from the sale of moveable estate it is my desire shall be appropriated towards defraying the expense which may attend removing my family to the State of Kentucky."
Wife: Benedicte Triplette -- money due from Joseph Smith for the sale of the Lease whereon I now live...
Son: Robert -- and daus.: Anne and Francis Amelia -- 7,000 acres on Licking Creek in Kentucky
Exors: Sons, William and Robert
Signed; Francis Triplett
Wit: Jos. Withers, Wm. Clarkson, James W. Wallace, John Gaunt, Charles Marshall
Proved 26 Jan 1795, by o. of Charles Marshall and James W. Wallace. On 23 Feb 1795, Robert Triplett, one of the executors named... who had been summoned to appear, and shew cause why he would not qualify, failed to enter into bond with security according ot law, and upon the motion of Francis Payne who appeared to be a Creditor, and who together with Thomas Jett, Thomas Payne, Isaac Arnold, James Devers and William Payne, his securities... bond of $2,500 cert. granted him to obtain letters of administration.
Pages 28-29. Ezekiel Haddux (Inventory)
Date: 24 Dec 1795
App'd by: Lewis Withers, James GENN, Samuel Stinson. Total eval.: L43.15.3, Ret.: 26 September 1796
14 Nov 1797 -- Nelson Co., Kentucky Deed Book 5/348: James Genn from William Basey. Could not be copied due to condition of book, so deed was abstracted. 140 acres on the south side of the SALT RIVER and being a part of said tract William Basye purchased of Andrew Vaughan. Signed William Basye (his Seal)
Witnesses: Walter Stallard, Thomas Basye, Judith Stallard (her X)
26 Jul 1800 -- Tax List of Nelson County, Genn, James -- 1M over 21, no males 16-21, 140 acres
15 Oct 1810 -- James & Celia GENN sell 140 acres of land South of SALT RIVER
This indenture made this fifteenth day of October in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Ten between James Genn and Celia his wife of the County of Nelson and State of Kentucky of the one part and Flora McGarvey, widow of John McGarvey deceased and Eleanor McGarvey and Elizabeth McGarvey heirs of said John McGarvey deceased of the County aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the said James Genn and Celia his wife for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars current money of the United States of America to them in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have granted bargained and sold and by these presents do grant bargain and sell and release and convey until the said Flora, Eleanor and Elizabeth, their heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land situated lying and being in the County of Nelson aforesaid and on the South side of Salt River containing one hundred and forty acres being the same more or less and is the same tract conveyed by William Basey and wife to the said Genn by deed bearing date the 14th day of November 1797 and bounded as follows beginning at a Buckeye and honey locust on the bank of Salt River and upper corner of a four hundred acre tract purchased by said Basey of Andrew Vaughan running thence south 30 degrees west 80 poles to a white oak and two hickories near a path thence south 89 degrees west 50 poles to a walnut hickory and beech thence north 32 degrees. West 200 poles to two sugar trees thence north 30 degrees east 140 poles to an ash, red oak and beech on the bank of Salt River thence up the same with its several courses two hundred and ten poles to the beginning excluding eight acres and a half of said tract h? of the conveyed by said Genn to David Swope to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with all the appurtenances unto the said Eleanor, Flora and Elizabeth their heirs and assigns to their only proper use benefit and behoove forever and the said James Genn, Celia his wife, for themselves, their heirs, executors and administrators do covenant and agree with the said Flora, Eleanor and Elizabeth and heirs and assigns, that they shall and will warrant and forever defend the said tract or parcel of land with all the appurtenances unto the said Flora, Eleanor and Elizabeth's heirs as aforesaid their heirs and assigns against all and every person or persons whosoever lawfully deeming or to claim the same excluding eight acres and half of said land conveyed as aforesaid. In testimony whereof the said James Genn and Celia his wife have hereunto let this hands and seals the day and year first above written signed by both - James Genn, Celia Genn
1810 -- Nelson Co., Kentucky Federal Census -- Uriah Glover -- 001001111000
1M 16-26; 1F und 10; 1F 10-16; 1F 26-45; 1F over 45
1810 -- Nelson Co., Kentucky Federal Census -- James GIN -- 34101 22010 05
Census Bardstown., Nelson Co., KY pg 343 - household of James
GIN: 3M -10 (1800-1810); 2M 10-16 (1794-1800); 1M 26-45 (1765-1784);
1M 45+ (bef 1765); 2F 10-16 (1794-1800); 1F 45+ (bef 1765)
This doesn't fit very well to known facts. Nancy would probably be over 19 and Celia would be about 19. Celia's age is based on obituary and Nancy was shown on 1792 map listing above. Three other daughters named on will were Charlotte, Eunice, Melitta. Who are all these boys?
16 Mar 1812 -- Marriage of Abner Goodwin to Charlotty Genn in Nelson Co., Kentucky.
James Genn, father of Charlotty, signed consent, signed Thomas Heady
12 Apr 1814 - James Ginn/Genn signs marriage bond of daughter Melinda Ginn to John Glover in Nelson Co., KY
No will for James GENN who died in Nelson Co., Kentucky in 1815
Nov 1815 -- Appraisal and Inventory, Estate of James Genn, Nelson Co., Kentucky.
Sales naming the Genn buyers: Will Book C/412
Settlement among the Heirs of James Genn, Will Book D/29, Nelson Co., Kentucky
9 Dec 1816 -- This indenture made this ninth day of December in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and sixteen between Flora McGarvey widow and Elmer McGarvey and Elizabeth McGarvey daughters above the age of twenty-one years of John McGarvey deceased and his only children of Nelson County and State of Kentucky of the one part and the heirs of James Ginn deceased of the other part (to wit) Nancy Ginn, Abner Goodwin and Charlotty his wife, John Glover and Melinda his wife, Eunice Ginn and Melitta Ginn, all of the same county and state except sd. Glover and his who are of the state of Indiana. Witnesseth that in consequence of our exchange of land made between the said John McGarvey decd. and James Ginn decd. in their lifetime and the said Ginn having conveyed to the sd. McGarvey and his heirs being fully satisfied and the said McGarvey having ony conveyed a part and there being fifty acres yet to convey the said Flora, Elenor and Elizabeth McGarvey doth hereby confirm said contract and request all their rights title and interest of sd. fifty acres of land with all its appurtances unto the said heirs of James Ginn decd. which land is bounded as follows .... <snip>
Nelson Co., KY Feb County Court 1817
On the motion of Abner Goodwin, adm. of James Ginn decd, ordered that Abner King and Richard Dodd do examine estate and settle the accounts of the said adm'r and return the settlement to the next term of this court.
In obedience to an order of the worshipful court of Nelson County made at their Feb. Term 1817 we whose names are undersigned met and proceeded to make the following settlement with Abner Goodwin administrator of James Ginn decd. on the 28th day of June 1817.
The amount of sales of the personal estate as produced to us on the original sale list - 155.40-1/2
The amount of debts due to the estate as stated to us -- 233.50
The amount of the sale of land which was sold at the same time that the personal estate was sold which was done by the consent and request of all the heirs of sd. decd. 280
The total amount of sales and debts due to the estate including the land 668.90-1/2
Vouchers showing the expences and debts due by the estate are here listed as well as the adm. charges.
Which we subtract from the total of estate which leaves the next estate at 583.70-3/4
There being five legatees each ones part amounts to 116.74
The voucher marked A shows what has been received by Nancy Ginn amounting to 116.7-1/2
The voucher marked B shows what has been received by John Glover amounting to 117
Voucher marked G shows what has been received by Eunice Ginn amounting to 117
Voucher marked D shows what has been received by Melitea (?) Ginn amounting to 117.
The adm. being one of the legatees has his part in his own hands
It may be observed in the foregoing settlement that the date and amount of voucher 13 and 14 differs a little as to amount and considerably as to date in our settlement it may be proper to observe that W. Goodwin had not obtained that voucher but stated the amount as entered and as it would make a charge in the statement from that voucher down through the whole of the work for 10-1/2 cents we thought it as well to state it in this way. February 7th 1818
At a county court held for Nelson County on the 20th day of April 1818. The above account of the administrator of the state of James Ginn was returned and being examined and allowed by the court was ordered to be recorded