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a) Anthony Arnold - 1762-1765 Tax list, 1 poll/5 slaves (src. "Virginia Tax Payers, 1762-1787 by Augusta B. Fothergill and John Mark Naugle Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1966, pg. 4; AFAS Vol. 1, No. 3, pg. 101)

"Novr. 17, 1778. Jno. Wyatt and Ann, his wife; Thos. Ballard Wyatt and Susanna, his wife, of Hanover Co. to Thomas Chiles of Caroline Co. £500 curr. 330 a. in Spts. Co., bounded by lands of George Luck, James Mason, David Woodroof, etc. Witnesses, Anthony Arnold, John Hackney, jr.; Wm. Mason. July 15, 1779." (src. "Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800 DEEDS - DEED BOOK J 1774-1782", page 345)

1782 Will on file. Names wife as "Mary" and brother as "William". (src. "Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800 WILLS - WILL BOOK E 1772-1798" page 43)

"[p.43] ARNOLD, ANTHONY, Spotsylvania Co., d. Apr. 7, 1782, p. Sept. 5, 1786. Wit. Joseph Willoughby, Mordacai Mastin, Thomas Mastin. Ex. Wife Mary; brother William Arnold; George Shepherd. Leg. Wife Mary, at her decease estate to be divided among all my children. (Page 778)"

"Sept. 21, 1780. John Mastin and Elizabeth, his wife, of Spts. Co. to Anthony Arnold of same County. £1000 curr. 203 a. in Spts. Co. Benj. Perry, Benj. Mastin, Henry Macdaniel. Novr. 16, 1780." (src. "Virginia County Records Spotsylvania County 1721-1800 Deeds - Deed Book J 1774-1782", page 355)

NOTE: This is believed Anthony Jr., son of Anthony the hung. The known children of Anthony Jr. are proven to have lived in Spotsylvania Co. (see John Arnold). The Anthony Arnold of Spotsylvania who served with Lt. Col William Gray in the War of 1812, may be the son of this Anthony Arnold.

Anthony states his wife's name is MARY and that he has a brother named WILLIAM. His children are not listed here, but in Anthony Arnold son's pension record (John Arnold), he named the children as Sarah, Anthony, Mary, Rice, William Arnold and Isabella Mastin.

b) Anthony Arnold - 1782 - 1799 listed as son of Anthony Arnold Jr. in brother John's pension record, he is named.

"BONNSEL, MOSES, Spotsylvania Co., d. Feb. 8, 1799, Executors Bond dated Dec. 3, 1799. Wit. Anthony Arnold, Edmund Arnold, John Lahorn. Ex. wife Susanna, George Bronaugh, my wife's brother William Month. Leg. wife Susanna; sons John and James Bonsel" (src. "Virginia County Records Spotsylvania County 1721-1800 Deeds - Deed Book J 1774-1782", page 54)

"DANIEL, EDMOND, Spotsylvania Co., d. Oct. 1, 1799, Executors Bond dated Dec. 3, 1799. Wit. George Bronaugh, Anthony Arnold, Sarah Arnold. Ex. son Reuben Daniel, James Robbins. Leg. wife Peggy Daniel; sons Reuben and Tomson Daniel." (src. "Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800 ADMINISTRATION BONDS - WILL BOOK A", page 54)

c) Francis Arnold - 1736 is leased property by daughter and son-in-law, William Davenport and Anna Arnold, but in 1741 mortgages same property off to the Graves, Phillips and Minor families.

"Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800 DEEDS - DEED BOOK C 1734-1742", page 155 - Francis x Arnold, for £25 curr. Mortgage, 100 a. of land, whereon he now lives, etc., etc., to Thomas Graves, Richard Phillips and John Minor. Dated, June 1, 1741. Witnesses: Thomas Graves, Jr., John Graves. July 7, 1741, Recd.

"3 Jun 1755 - Joel Parish appointed overseer of the road from E.N.E. bridge to ye county line, his gang Vis. his own; Jno. Woolfolk; Thos. Hill; Wm. Davenport; Fra. Arnold; Mr. Temple's qtr.; Geo. Woodroof; Benj. Woodroof; David Woodroof; John Minor; John Waller; John Sutton; John Lewis, ordinary keeper, tithes". [Spotsylvania County Minute Book, 1755-1765, pg. 9]

NOTE: This is Francis Arnold, who married Rachel Arnold and he appears to still be a resident of Spotsylvania County in 1855 as shown in the above record. All listed are neighbors. I find the families of Woodroof, Davenport, Hill, Lewis and Arnold together from South Carolina to Mississippi.

d) Isaac Arnold Jr. - died 1770 in Spotsylvania Co. Son of Isaac Arnold, Sr. of King George County, Virginia.

ARNOLD, ISAAC, Berkeley Parish, d. July 24, 17--, Executors Bond dated Oct. 18, 1770. Henry Pendleton, John Carthrae, Isaac Arnold Junr. Ex. Son, George Arnold. Leg. Daughter Sarah Steward, land whereon my son-in-law John Steward now lives in Spotsylvania Co., grandson, John Steward; grandson, Charles Steward; son George Arnold, remaining part of land on the south side of the main road, together with my estate of every kind in King George Co. to whom I leave the care of his mother Sarah Arnold. (Page 441) (src. "Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800 WILLS - WILL BOOK D 1761-1772, page 25)

"[p.214] Dec. 3, 1759. Thomas Coleman of Spts. Co. and Sarah, his wife, to Isaac Arnold of King George Co. £60 curr. 500 a. in Spts. Co. No witnesses. Dec. 3, 1759." (src. "Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800 DEEDS - DEED BOOK E 1751-1761", page 214)

"July 4, 1763. Isaac x Arnold and Sarah, his wife, late of King Geo. Co., to Wm. Arnold of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. £13 curr. 100 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. No witnesses. July 4, 1763". (src. "Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800 DEEDS - DEED BOOK F 1761-1766", page 228)

e) Benjamin Arnold - On deed in 1748 and 1760. Married Bathsheba Bell.

[p.218] Nov. 29, 1760. Benjamin Arnold, now in the Co. of Spts., to Abel Steers, junr. £30 curr. 100 a., conveyed by Wm. Bell to his dau., Bathsheba, the wife of Benjamin Arnold, by Deed of Gift, Aug. 5, 1746. Henry Pendleton, John Steward, Richard x Steers. Dec. 1, 1760. (src. "Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800 DEEDS - DEED BOOK E 1751-1761", page 218)

NOTE: This Benjamin Arnold must be the son of Isaac Arnold Jr. of same county. I believe this because in this deed for Benjamin Arnold, a man named "John Steward" is a witness to the deed. In Isaac Arnold' will, he names is son-in-law as "John Steward", married to his daughter, Sarah in his last will and testament.

I also believe that the children that were called the orphans of Benjamin Arnold of Spotsylvania in 1788 and that John Waller became guardian to, were the same. John Waller became guardian to Betty, Barbary, Susannah and James Arnold on December 2, 1788.

f) William Arnold - Will probated 1775 in Spotsylvania. Married Lydia Bell daughter of William Bell of Spotsylvania County.

"Will dated 9/17/1774, probated 5/18/1775. Wit. Henry Pendleton, Samuel Gibson, George Payn. Ex. Kinsman George Arnold. Leg. Wife Lydia Arnold, son William; son James; my Children William; Catey; Lydia; Sarah; Samuel; John; James and Joseph" (src. Will E, pg. 119 - "Spotsylvania County Records 1721-1800:" William Armstrong Crozier, Editor. Published by Fox Duffield and Co., New York, N.Y., 1905.)

Deed D 8/5/1746 William x Bell of Spots. Co. planter, to his daughter, Lydia Arnold: plantation whereon her husband, William Arnold, now lives, with 70 a. adjoining. Dated 8/5/1746. Wit. Parrish, Vass. Rec. 9/2/1746. (src. Will E,119 "Spotsylvania County Records 1721-1800:" William Armsrong Crozier, Editor. Published by Fox Duffield and Co., New York, N.Y., 1905.)

"Isaac (x) Arnold and Sarah his wife, late of King George County, to William Arnold of St. George Parish, Spotsylvania County. 100 acres in St. George Parish, Spotsylvania Co. 4 July 1763. (src. Deed Book F, page 228)

NOTE: This William Arnold is the son of Isaac Arnold, Jr. and his wife, Sarah Morton. Wm. Arnold' wife, Lydia Bell, and William's brother Benjamin's wife, Bathsheba Bell, were sisters. Children of William Arnold and Lydia Bell are Isaac: William (m. Susannah Tate of Louisa Co.); Catherine; Lydia; Sarah; Samuel; John; James (m. Nancy and moved in Elbert Co., Georgia); and Joseph Arnold.

William Arnold signed his will in Spotsylvania Co. on September 17, 1774. It was probated May 18, 1775.

g) George Arnold - 1762/1765 Tax List, 1 poll/2 slaves (src. "Virginia Tax Payers, 1762-1787 by Augusta B. Fothergill and John Mark Naugle Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1966, pg. 4; AFAS Vol. 1, No. 3, pg. 101)

NOTE: George Arnold, born abt. 1733 King George Co. died 1822 in Spotsylvania Co. Buried in Fredrickburg, Virginia. Married Sarah White on 9 NOV 1758 in St. Paul's Parr. Spotsylvania, Virginia. Parents are believed to be ISAAC Arnold Jr. and Sarah Morton. Hezikiah Arnold served in the Revolutionary War in place of George Arnold according to Hezikiah Arnold' pension records: "14 March 1834. Stokes Co., N .C. Hezikiah Arnold of said county, aged 70, declares he entered service in Spotsylvania Co., Va., where he then resided as a substitute for George Arnold under Capt. Thomas Towles, Col. McWilliams and Gen. Weden."

George Arnold's children were: Reuben Arnold, Aaron Arnold, Hezikiah Arnold, Enoch Arnold, Mary Stewart, Nancy Stewart, Ophra Johnson, and Rebecca Arnold.

h) Hezekiah Arnold - found 1788 as witnessing a deed. Same Hezikiah Arnold who owned the property in Louisa County. Son of George Arnold.

Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800 DEEDS - DEED BOOK O 1794-1797, pg. Page 475 - "Decr. 3, 1788. Samuel Gibson and Milley, his wife, of Spots. Co. to Wm. Trigg of same county. £68 curr. 68 a. in Spots. Co., etc., etc. Jeremiah Wilson, Hezekiah Arnold, John Steward. April 7, 1795"

NOTE: Hezekiah Arnold is believed to have married Crotia Cassidy Kennedy, widow of Tarlton Brown Luck, c1796, which is how he came by his earliest land acquisition. Hezikiah was single man whose only possession was a horse in 1787 when he was tax listed in Spotsylvania County.

i) John Arnold - 1762/1765 Tax List, 1 poll/0 slaves (src. "Virginia Tax Payers, 1762-1787 by Augusta B. Fothergill and John Mark Naugle Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1966, pg. 4; AFAS Vol. 1, No. 3, pg. 101) (believed to be the same one as listed in Hanover Co. in 1771 and 1774)

"State of Kentucky, Clarke County. 26th day of March, 1834 personally came before Judge Richard French, of the Circuit Court, John Arnold and swore the following (in order to attain the benefits of the Act of Congress passed June the 7th, 1832), that he entered the service of his country as an eighteen months man in the month of August, 1778, to the best of his recollection, in the County of Spotsylvania in the State of Virginia in a company commanded by Capt. John Benam. He entered as a substitute for his father, Anthony Arnold, who had been drafted "or upon whom the lot fell in his class." (src. Revolutionary Records, #S37682 of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, to Clarke County, Kentucky - Abstracted from Xerox copies of the original records in the National Archives by Hazel Arnold MacIvor)

"Jany. 4, 1795. John Arnold of Spots. Co. to his mother, Mary Arnold, of same co. and her children, viz., Sarah, Anthony, Mary, Rice, William Arnold and Isabella Mastin. Bond of £500 curr. To relinquish all his right, title, etc., in the est. of his father, Anthony Arnold, Decd. (except the land), to his (the sd. John's) brothers and sisters as afsd., the sd. Mary Arnold (his mother) conveying to him 1 negro wench, Nan, etc., etc. Witnesses, Edmd. Daniel, Jno. Millbank, Elizabeth Salmon. Septr. 1, 1795. (src. "Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800 DEEDS - DEED BOOK O 1794-1797", page 478)

NOTE: This is the son of Anthony Arnold Jr. as proven by his pension records on file in Kentucky. He was born July 24, 1758 in Caroline County and died July 15, 1840 in Clarke County, Kentucky. His pension record mention that he left no wife and only two children were listed, Henry and Richmond Arnold. The pension record has a statement from John's sister, Sally Arnold Benning which states she was 69 years old in 1834 thus making her birthdate 1768.

j) John Arnold - 1791 Deed to James Arnold

"21 Oct 1791 - Deed: John Arnold, wife Barbara, to James Arnold, all of Spotsylvania County, for L40, 400 acres in Spotsylvania County, adjoining John Waller, Joel Trigg, Jonathan Clark, John Wiglesworth, Jr., and William Buchanan…/s/ John Arnold, Barbara Arnold. Wit: None." (src. "Crozier's Abstracts of Spotsylvania County Deeds", pg. 450)

NOTE: This is the John Arnold who married William Pettus' daughter, Barbary Pettus in 1775 in Louisa Co., VA and moved to Abbeville Co., SC with the Davenport family.

k) Ambrose Arnold - 1745 signed deed for Benjamin Woodruff and 1757 signed as witness on deed for William Minor.

"Nov. 5, 1745. Benjamin Woodroof of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., and Mary, his wife, to William Davenport of St. Mark's Par., Louisa Co. £40 curr. 200 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., on both sides Arnold's Run, and joining lands of Capt. Joseph Temple and Thomas Hill, and part of a pat. granted George Woodruff June 24, 1726, and given sd. Benja. by his father, George Woodroof, as by deeds, Mar. 28, 1745. Witnesses, Jno. Minor, Benja. Arnold, Ambrose Arnold, John Davenport. Feby. 4, 1745". (src. "Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800 DEEDS - DEED BOOK D 1742-1751", page 172)

"MINOR, WILLIAM, Spotsylvania Co., d. Dee. 13, 1757, p. May 1, 1759. Wit. Thomas Minor, William Davenport; Ambrose Arnold; Thomas Waller. Ex. My mother and John Waller, Gentl. Leg. My loving mother (no name given). (Page 404)" (src. "Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800 WILLS - WILL BOOK B 1749-1759", page 10)

l) Crotia Davenport, who sold her land from here in 1780 (Martin Davenports' daughter from Hanover Co., VA)

NOTE: Crotia Davenport was Martin Davenports' daughter from his first marriage. She was born abt. 1709 in King William Co., VA and married Charles Kennedy abt. 1729 in Hanover Co., VA

m) Samuel Arnold is born here 1747 (who married Elizabeth Wright) - (src. Early Virginia Marriages Fauquier County, page 11 - September 5, 1771, Samuel Arnold and Elizabeth Wright [p.11]

n) Edmund Arnold - died August 22, 1778 in Spotsylvania

"ARNOLD, EDMUND, Spotsylvania Co., d. Aug. 22, 1778, Executors Bond dated Nov. 19, 1778. Wit. J. Lewis, William Davenport, Ann Davenport. Ex. Benjamin Waller, Thomas Minor. Leg. To my mother, all my estate, real and personal. (Page 253)" (src. "Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800 WILLS - WILL BOOK E 1772-1798", page 33)

o) William. Pettus - from Hanover Co. who died here in 1795 (father to Barbary Pettus who married John Arnold and moved to Abbeville Co., SC) - (src. "Pettus History and Genealogy", Johnsie Pettus Ware, 1969, pg. 136"

"March 22, 1792. Wm. Pettus, Senr., and Susanna, his wife, and Wm. Pettus, jr., and Lucy Waters, his wife, of Spots. Co. to Larkin Reynolds of same co. £89. 119 a. in Spots. Co., etc., etc. Jos. Graves, Peter Arnold, Jos. Pettus, Saml. C. Pettus. April 3, 1792" (src. "Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800 DEEDS - DEED BOOK J 1774-1782", page 451)

"William Pettus of Spotsylvania Co., d. Sept. 18, 1795, will dated Sept 4, 1798, Witnesses: Sharp Smith, Peter Arnold and Charles Dabney (Ref: Croz. I p. 53). Will named sons William, Overton Hart, James, Joseph and son-in-law William Graves. Mentions legal wife, and friends: Jonathan Clark; Edmund Clarke and Samuel Overton Pettus as trustees.

NOTE: William Pettus and Ann Davenport's Children: Louisa, 1780-84, m. 1803-05, Aaron Arnold and went to Christian Co., Ky, later moved to Ill. Because they did not approve of slavery. William Pettus Arnold did not go. He married Amydiah Pettus. His sons fought in CSA. Suan m. John Davenport and went to South Carolina. Barbara m. 1775 John Arnold and went to SC. Anna, 1760-1815, m. 1778 William Graves and went to Todd Co., Ky. William Pettus, Jr. 1764-1813, m. April 10, 1784 to his first cousin, Lucy Waters Pettus, dau of John Pettus. His father gave him land in Spotsylvania Co. in 1788, but he lived in Louisa Co. until 1811 (Valentine 466 and 1146). He followed the Arnold to Christian Co., Ky after 1792. He was "of Spotsylvania" in 1792."

p) John Pettus - 1832 Military Record

"PETTIS, JOHN.--Spotsylvania, Aug. 7, 1832. Drafted in Caroline about 1779, under Capt. Philip Johnson and served at Williamsburg. Later was with Samuel Coleman in First Virginia, Continental Line, and was under Capt. Francis Cowherd and Col. Samuel Hawes. Was in the battles at Guilford and Eutaw, and was discharged at Salisbury about January, 1782. Total service, about eighteen months. Died July 1, 1833." (src. "Virginia Militia In The Revolutionary War Part II - Virginia's Share in the Military Movements of the Revolution", page 164)

q) John Graves Sr. - from a 1713 deed (father is Thomas Graves of Hanover in 1704) Is found on a deed to his brother-in-law, William Pettus, giving him Susannah Graves inheritance.

"Novr. 22, 1782. Jno. Graves of North Carolina, eldest son and heir at law of Thos. Graves of Spots. Co., Va., to Wm. Pettus of Va. Whereas, sd. Thos. Graves, decd., by his last will and testament, after certain legacies were paid, directed the remainder of his estate equally divided among all his children or their heirs, but did not empower his executors to convey the same, the title so far, therefore, remains vested in the sd. Jno. Graves, as eldest son and heir at law, etc., and it being found necessary to sell and convey certain tracts of land in Spots. Co., whereof sd. Thos. Graves died, seized, etc., this indenture witnesseth, the sd. Jno. Graves, for the sum of £451, gold or silver, to be pd. by the sd. Pettus to the Executors of the sd. Thomas Graves, the sd. John hereby conveys to the sd. Pettus 399 a. in Spots. Co., etc., etc. Witnesses, Joseph Graves, Jno. Graves, Wm. Graves, jr.; Jno. Arnold, Jno. W. Pettus. April 17, 1783". (src. "Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800 DEEDS - DEED BOOK J 1774-1782", page 372)

NOTE: By 1782, John Graves had moved on to North Carolina. The other Graves listed were his brothers. The John Arnold who signed as witness was probably William and Susannah's son-in-law, who married Barbary Pettus.

r) John Graves Jr. - from a 1765 deed (father is John Graves Sr. who married an unknown Davenport)

s) Thomas Graves - himself, who died here Oct 17, 1767 (who married Ann Davenport, daughter of Davis Davenport of King William Co., VA - src. Spotsylvania Co. Rec. Will Book D, p. 318)

'p. 323 - To all…I Thomas Graves of Spots…in consideration of my promise upon the intermarriage of my daughter Susanna unto William Pettus have given to daughter Susanna Pettus one negro girl Judy….27 Aug 1759 and witnessed by John Pettus, Robert Graves."

"James Edwards is appointed overseer of the road from E.N.E. Bridge on Mr. Hill's land to the old Chapple Road above Moor's qtr., & his gang is Viz. his own; Wm. Davenport, where Philips lived; Thos. Graves; John Graves; Wm. Sandigo(?); Wm. Davis; Mr. Seaton(?); & Mr. Hill's qtr. on the So. West side of E.N.E. tithes". [Spotsylvania County Minute Book, 1755-1765, pg. 9]

NOTE: Thomas Graves, b. 1691 Spotsylvania Co., married Ann Davenport, daughter of Davis Davenport. They had children: John, Thomas Jr., Soloman, William, Richard, Susannah and Robert Graves. Thomas Graves Sr. had two plantations, one in Spotsylvania, one in Louisa, across the North Anna River from each other. When Thomas Graves, Sr., died in Spotsylvania in 1768, son-in-law William Pettus was one of the executors and he purchased his father-in-laws plantation in Spotsylvania from the Graves heirs and that is where he died.

t) Joseph Graves - died May 12, 1785 here. Was son of John Graves, Sr. and grandson of Thomas Graves of Hanover. Married Frances Coleman.

u) Rachel Arnold in an 1748 deed (The wife of Francis Arnold and sister to Benjamin Arnold of Greenville Co., SC)

Nov. 19, 1778. Benj. Waller of Spts. Co. and Rachael Arnold to Wm. Davenport of same Co. £60 curr. 18 ½ acres. J. Lewis, Thos. Minor, Thos. Davenport. Nov. 19, 1778. (src. "Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800 DEEDS - DEED BOOK J 1774-1782", page 340)

v) George Woodruff - died 1769 in Spotsylvania County

"WOODRUFF, GEORGE, Spotsylvania Co., d. Oct. 5, 1769, Executors Bond dated Sept. 19, 1771. Wit. George Carpenter, William Clift, Nathaniel Parrish, Sarah Parrish. Ex. Son Richard; Joel Parrish; Thomas Minor. Leg. Son Richard; grandson Benony son of my daughter Sarah; daughter Sarah; daughter Jean; daughter Mary. (Page 494)" (src. "Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800 WILLS - WILL BOOK D 1761-1772", page 27.

NOTE: George Woodruff was granted land on both sides of "Arnold's Run" in Spotsylvania County in 1726. He gave the property to his son, Benjamin, in 1745. In 1745, Benjamin Woodwruff purchases 200 more acres connected to the original property from William Davenport of Louisa Co., VA.

w) David Woodruff - purchases land in 1770 from Joseph Temple (src. Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800 DEEDS - DEED BOOK G 1766-1771, page 275 - June 5, 1770:

"Joseph Temple of King and Queen Co. and Mary, his wife, to David Woodroof of Spts. Co. £60 curr. 200 a. in Spts. Co., part of a tract devised sd. Jos. Temple by the will of his father, Joseph Temple, etc. John Z. Lewis, Benja. Waller, Richd. Owen. Octr. 18,

x) Benjamin Woodruff - 1745 Deed to William Davenport. (son of George Woodruff)

NOTE: Benjamin Woodruff's wife name was "Mary".

y) Captain Joseph Temple - 1745 was neighbor to Benjamin Woodruff on "Arnold's Run" in Spotsylvania Co. (wife's name was Mary)

NOTE: Looks like these families migrated from Hanover to Spotsylvania together.

z) James Arnold, Jr., and Nancy his wife, of Spots. Co. to Larkin Reynolds of same Co. 112Lbs.lOs curr. 190 a. (after death of Elizabeth Edwards, now living on the premises) in Spots. Co., etc. Jos. Graves, Benj. Rennolds, Peter Arnold, 9/3/1793 461 Deed N

NOTE: This James Arnold should be the son of the widowed Elizabeth Arnold Edwards. James Arnold is mentioned on a will for James Edwards in 1788 as the son of James Edward's wife, "Elizabeth". James Edwards also mentions Elizabeth's children by first marriage as James, Barbary, Susannah and Betty Arnold. He then mentions his daughter by his first marriage as "Judith Arnold". I find a Judith Edwards who married a Wm. Arnold in Spotsylvania Co.

aa) William Arnold - 1784 Marriage to Judith Edwards (daughter of James Edwards who married the widowed Elizabeth Arnold). (Src. "The Douglas Register", W. Mac. Jones, reprinted by Clearfield Pub., 1996, page 10 Marriage)

"William Arnold and Judith Edwards, in Spotsylvania. 1784 Sept. 16", page 10 Marriage"

bb) William McGehee - 1767 Listed in Deed (Listed in deed for Thomas Graves, named spelled Mackgehee but it's a misprint. The "Ann Graves" who is the wife of Thomas Graves is Ann Davenport, daughter to Davis Davenport of King William Co., VA)

"Virginia County Records Spotsylvania County 1721-1800 WILLS - WILL Book D 1761-1772, page 23": - GRAVES, THOMAS, d. Oct. 17, 1767. Executors Bond dated June 6, 1768. Wit. Francis Meriwether; James Smith; John Graves Junr., James Smith, Doctor; William Mackgehee. Ex. Son, Thomas Graves; son-in-law, William Pettus; nephew Joseph Graves. Leg. Wife, Ann Graves, land whereon I now live in Spotsylvania Co. and one-third profits issuing from my mill, and after her death to all my surviving children or their heirs. (Page 318)

cc) John Davenport - 1745 witnessed deed George Woodruff to William Davenport. Wife's name was Mary Smith. John Davenport was the son of Martin Davenport and Dorothy Glover.

"6 Aug 1751 (Spots. Co. DBE) John Davenport witnessed deed of William Davenport."

"7 June 1765 (Spots. Co. Records of Exec.) John Waller Jr. agst. John Davenport debt, sheriff of Louisa Co. directed…sd. sheriff made following return…executed and paid…..signed George Lumsden."

"15 June 1765 (Caroline Co. OB) Barth. Durretts exec. agst. John Davenport and John Clark debt."

"25 Sept _____ (1765?) (Spots. Co. Records of Exec.) William Tyler agst. John Davenport directed Louisa Co. sheriff…within def. not found in my bailiwick…George Lumsden for John Pettus."

"13 May 1766 (Spots. Co. Records of Exec.) Bartlett Ellis agst. John Davenport debt, sheriff of Spots…..11 June 1766 I have taken one slave of the estate of John Davenport which is re_____ by giving security to pay the debt and costs in three months see bond within, James Davenport security…Joseph Herndon. same in William Tyler vs. John Davenport"

"15 July 1766 (Louisa Co. OB) George Lumsden enters himself for John Davenport bail in two suits of Cunningham Steward and Co. vs. John Davenport."

"28 July 1766 (Spots. Co. DBG) John Davenport of St. George Parish to George Lumsden of Louisa Co. 300 ac. in St. George Parish, Spots…..condition if Davenport pays Lumsen full sum of 200 pounds and upon the 14 August ensuing obligation shall cease…3 Mar 1767 on John Davenport's ack. this mortgage to me I hereby oblige myself not to assign it over to any Person whatsoever on the sd. Davenport keeping me harmless and indemnified in the premise for which the same was taken…signed George Lumsden.

10 Nov 1766 (Spots. Co. Records of Exec.) Joseph Herndon agst. John Davenport & William Davenport directed sheriff of Spots…20 Nov 1766 taken one slave of estate of John Davenport which he replevied? (reprieved???) by giving bond to pay debt and cost with interest in three months….John Chew. John Davenport agst. John Huddleston who is not in bailiwick….John Chew."

"10 Dec 1766 (Spot. Co. Records of Exec.) John Waller Jr. vs. John Davenport and on 24 Dec 1766 sold one desk and one feather bed. "

"3 Aug 1767 (Spots. Co. DBG) John & MARY Davenport of Spots. Co. and George Lumsden of Louisa to Cochran, Cunningham and Stewart merchants of Glasgow for 120 pounds and sd. George for 5 shillings sell 320 ac. in Spots. on North side of the Main Road that leads to Chesterfield, adj. William Pruett, John Smith, Robert Baylor, land bought from Henry Pendleton who purchased from George Woodruff."

"8 Dec 1767 (Spots. Co. DBG) George Lumsden of Louisa to Andrew Cochran etc. for 5 shillings…land lately mortgaged by John Davenport of Spots. to the sd. Lumsden in consideration of Lumsden having become sd. Davenport's special bail in a suit prosecuted by the sd. Company agst. Davenport in Louisa Co. court and by sd. Davenport land conveyed in fee simple to sd. company."

NOTE: It looks like John Davenport moved from Louisa County into Spotsylvania Co. between 1765-1766 and he was having some legal troubles at the time. He mortgaged some of his property to George Lumsden of Louisa Co., Virginia. George LUMSDEN was the father to Nancy LUMSDEN, who's husband was James ARNOLD of Louisa Co., Virginia and who moved to Abbeville County, South Carolina.

One of the men named on a court case with John Davenport was a "John WALLER". John Waller was a planter who owned property next to the Davenport and Arnold and he married Elizabeth Davenport, daughter to James Davenport and Mary Rutherford.

John Davenport was born about 1717 in King William County and he died about 1774 in Spotsylvania County. He married Mary Smith 1740 in Hanover Co., Virginia.

dd) John Waller - 23 Dec 1741, born at 'Newport,' Spotsylvania County. Son of Edmund Waller and Mary Pendleton.

"Virginia County Records Spotsylvania County 1721-1800 DEEDS - DEED Book G 1766-1771, page 273 - May 17, 1770. John Waller of Spts. Co., po. of atto. to John Arnold of sd. Co. Witnesses, James Edwards, Will. Waller, Wm. Wood, Jona. Clark. June 4, 1770."

"Virginia County Records Spotsylvania County 1721-1800 DEEDS - DEED Book J 1774-1782, - page 450 - Octr. 21, 1791. John Arnold and Barbara, his wife, of Spots. Co. to James Arnold of same Co. £40 curr. 400 a. in Spots. Co., etc., etc. Jno. Waller, Joel Trigg, Jona. Clark, John Wiglesworth, Jr.; Wm. Buchanan. March 6, 1792.

NOTE: John founded nine Baptist churches in VA between 1767 and 1793, when he moved to Abbeville, SC, where he died 4 Jul 1802. See "Semple's History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia".

ee) Henry Berry - 1728 Spotsylvania

28 Sept 1728: BERRY, Henry - Spotsylvania County 720 ac. On the branches of Terrys Run. Beginning and extending on the side of a hill on Edward Hayley, Junior line; thence and extending on the South West side of Purvices Run in Purvices line. (Src. "Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants", Patent No. 14, pg. 92)

ff) Robert Dabney - 1788 Spotsylvania County

"Virginia County Records Spotsylvania County 1721-1800 DEEDS - DEED Book J 1774-1782", page 424: Decr. 1788. Wm. Pettus, Senr., and Susannah, his wife, of Spts. Co. to Wm. Pettus, Jr., of same County. 5 shill. 100 a. in Spts. Co., etc. Robt. Dabney, Edward Eggleston, James Pettus, Thomas W. Pettus, Joseph Pettus. April 7, 1789.

gg) John Waller Sr. - 1753 Will in Spotsylvania County.

"Virginia County Records Spotsylvania County 1721-1800 WILLS - WILL Book B 1749-1759", pg. 10: WALLER, John, Gentl. Spotsylvania Co., d. Aug. 2, 1753, p. Oct. 1, 1754. Wit. John Scruple, Thomas Collins, Larkin Chew, Harry Beverley. Ex. wife; sons, John, Thomas, William, and my son Benjamin Waller to be executor in trust. Leg. son John, five hundred acres of land in the Parish of St. John, in the Co. of King William, also 400 acres of land in Spotsylvania Co., surveyed by Nathaniel Claybourn, Surveyor, and patented in my own name Sept. 28, 1730; grandson, Pomfrett Waller; son, Thomas Waller, the land bought of Majr. William Todd, in Spotsylvania Co. adjoining the lands of Zachary Lewis, Majr. Rice Curtis, Mr. Vass, William Bradburn and Mr. Stubblefield; grandson John Waller, son of Thomas Waller; granddaughter Dorothy Quarles, daughter of my son Thomas Waller; son, William Waller, 400 acres patented in my name Feb. 21, 1726, now in Spotsylvania Co., formerly in King William Co. adjoining the lands of Zachary Lewis, and after my wife's death, all that tract of land I bought of Majr. William Todd in Spotsylvania Co., whereon I now live, and obtained a patent for Apr. 25, 1726, also my tract of land I bought of Capt. Philip Todd, in Spotsylvania Co., patented in my own name June 3, 1726, adjoining the land I live on, and Mr. Coleman's and Mr. Shackleford's; grandson, William Waller, son of William Waller; grandson, John Waller, son of William Waller; son, Benjamin Waller; son, Edmund Waller; grandson, John Waller, son of Edmund Waller; grandson, Benjamin, son of Edmund Waller; grandson, William Edmund Waller, son of Edmund Waller; granddaughter, Mary Waller daughter of Edmund Waller; daughter, Mary Waller, now the wife of Zachary Lewis; granddaughter, Betty Lewis; granddaughter, Lucy Lewis; granddaughter, Dorothy Lewis; grandson, Waller Lewis; great-grandson, John Zachary Lewis; grandson, John Lewis, my secretare that I left at Mrs. Margaret Gordon's, in the room I used to lie in when there. Unto all the rest of my grandchildren, except my granddaughter, Mary Meriwether, and except those above mentioned, as I have given young negroes apiece in this my will, twenty shillings, to be paid six months after my decease. Wife, Dorothy. To son, William Waller, and grandson, John Waller, son of Edmund Waller, all the residue of my tract of 1,000 acres of land that I took up in my son John's name Sept. 28, 1728, and by him conveyed to me. Codicil to the foregoing will, dated Aug. 15, 1754, with John Minor and John Sams as witnesses, revokes the clause devising to his son, William Waller, and his grandson, John, son of Edmund Waller, the residue of land patented Sept. 28, 1728, in the name of his son, John, and devises the said land to Leonard James Mourning Waller, son of Edmund Waller. (Page 216)

hh) Benjamin Waller Jr.- 1788 witnessed Will for James Edwards (grandson of John Waller Sr.)

ii) John Waller Jr.- 1788 witnessed Will for James Edwards (son of John Waller Sr.)

"Virginia County Records Spotsylvania County 1721-1800 WILLS - WILL Book E 1772-1798", page 44" EDWARDS, JAMES, Spotsylvania Co., d. Oct. 18, 1788, Executors Bond dated Dec. 2, 1788. Wit. James Pettus, Joseph Pettus, Lindsay Arnold. Ex. John Graves, Jr., Benjamin Waller, Jr., and John Waller, his brother. Leg. wife Elizabeth; my said wife's four children James, Barbary, Susanah and Betty Arnold; my daughter Judith Arnold. (Page 910)

NOTE: This is the same Waller family as is in King William County in the 1740's. (See King William County). James Edwards married the widowed Elizabeth Arnold, mother to James Arnold, Barbary Arnold, Susannah Arnold and Betty Arnold.

jj) Edmund Waller - 1751 Deed

"Virginia County Records Spotsylvania County 1721-1800 DEEDS - DEED Book D 1742-1751", page 186: May 21, 1751. Edmund Waller of Spts. Co. (in trust for John, Benjamin, Mary, and Wm. Edmund Waller, his children) to John Waller, the elder, of the same County, Gent. £110 curr. Plantation whereon sd. Edmund Waller lately lived, in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. Witnesses, Thomas Dickinson, Zachary Lewis, Junr., Benjamin Waller. Septr. 3, 1751.

"Virginia County Records Spotsylvania County 1721-1800 DEEDS - DEED Book F 1761-1766", page 241: Nov. 7, 1764. Edmund Waller of Spts. Co. and Mary, his wife, to their son, Benjamin Waller, of same Co. 191 a. of land in Spts. Co. Jno. Waller, junr.; Wm. Edmund Waller, Wm. Davenport, JAS. CRAWFORD, Wm. X BRUCE. MAY 6, 1765.



LOUISA COUNTY:

From misc. Deeds and land grants that I have seen, it looks like the Arnold family and the others owned property in this County as early as the 1720's. Widowed Ann Arnold gives her daughter property next to that of Martin Davenport on Rocky Creek in 1725 and there are documented facts from then on of the strong association the other families had with the Arnold and Davenports.

Most of the subjects mentioned in Louisa County lived in the St. Martins Parish area of the County. (St. Martin's Parish, i.E., approximately the lower two and a half miles of the County)

A) William Davenport - 1756 and Croatia Davenport here too (known children of Martin Davenport of Hanover Co.. Croatia Davenport sold her property in Spotsylvania Co., Va in 1780),

B) Abram Davenport

C) Dabney Pettus - 1755 land deed

"10 Setp 1755: Pettus, Dabney of Louisa County. 400 ac. Adjoining the land of Holland, Radland. (Src. "Virginia land office patents and grants", patents 31, pg. 594)

D) James Pettus born here in 1774 (believed to be the James Pettus who's will is on file in the Abbeville Co., SC under "abstracts of old ninety-six and Abbeville district - wills and bonds", box 73, pack 1778)

E) Barbary Pettus - married John Arnold January 9, 1775 (daughter to Wm. Pettus of Spotsylvania) (Barbary Pettus and John Arnold moved to Abbeville Co., SC where he died in 1828)

"John Arnold and Barbary Pettus, dau. of Wm. Pettus. Sur. Harriet Minor. Wit. Thos. Minor and Wm. Arnold, Jr. January 9, 1775" - Src. "Marriages of Louisa Co., Va 1766-1815", by Kathleen b. Williams, pg. 9)

F) Benjamin Arnold - 1742 listed as living in Louisa County, St. Martin Parish

"P. 37 - indenture 1 Feb 1742 John Mickie of Hanover Co. To Benjamin Arnold of Louisa Co. For 25 pounds Va. Money 200 ac. In the forks of Pamunkey River adj. George Alves, Thomas Henderson, and Alexander car which sd. 200 ac. Is part of 400 ac. Obtained by Mickie by patent sd. Land being in St. Martin Parish Louisa Co. and witnessed by John Harlow, Thomas Harlow, Ann Harlow." (Src. "Louisa Co., Va deed Book a 1742 - 1754)

"P. 523 - 22 sept 1752 Edward Arnold of St. Martin Louisa Co. To Benjamin Arnold of same and Anne his wife to Richard Johnson 200 ac. Granted by patent 6 june 1727 to Lancelot Craft late of Hanover who sold to Edward Arnold one of the parties to these presents." (Src. "Louisa Co., Va Deed Book a 1742 - 1754)

G) Edward Arnold - 1752 listed as living in Louisa County, St. Martin Parish on deed with Benjamin Arnold.

H) James Arnold - b. 1760-1770, married Nancy Lumsden December 19, 1791 in Louisa Co. Marriage was performed by Rev. John Waller.

"James Arnold m. Nancy Lumsden December 19, 1791 in Louisa Co., Va. Daughter of George Lumsden. Wit. Henry Lumsden. Md. 22 Dec by Rev. John Waller". - (Src. "Marriages of Louisa Co., Va 1766-1815", by Kathleen b. Williams, pg. 57)

"Indenture 7 sept 1796 James and Nancy Arnold of Louisa to William Tinsley of Caroline 100 ac. In Louisa adj. William Pettus, Robert Dabney, William Harris, and John McGeehee." - (Src. "Lds #32205 Deed Book I 1793-1800", p. 210)

Note: James Arnold moved to Abbeville Co., SC where he died. Will on file in Abbeville Co., box 1, pack 1 dated mar 5, 1836 - lists daughter as "Nancy Lumsden Arnold" in will and she is known daughter to the James. James Arnold May be the son of William Arnold and Mary Davenport of Spotsylvania Co., Va and brother to the John Arnold who married Barbary Pettus in Louisa Co., Va and who's property is sold in Abbeville Co. In 1828.

I) Lindsey Arnold - married Elizabeth Davis on November 18, 1785 by Rev. John Waller in Louisa Co. Was witnessed by a William Arnold. Security, Jonathan Davis.

"Deposition of COB. C. G. Coleman, Louisa County that Lindsey Arnold married his wife, Elizabeth, in Louisa Co., Va., in 1785, and that he was in the revolutionary war and died in Rutherford Co., n.c. about mar. 7, 1832 and that his wife Elizabeth died in Louisa County within the last 4 years. Lindsey Arnold was born and raised in Caroline and moved to Louisa. His wife was Elizabeth Davis. He went from Caroline Co., Va., to the war and on his return removed to Louisa. Lindsey Arnold's father was named Benjamin Arnold. William Arnold was brother of Lindsey. After he returned from the war he removed from Louisa to Georgia and died there. William Arnold married Judy Scuddy in Louisa and his wife moved to Georgia with him."

Note: Lindsey Arnold was born 1758 Carolina County, Virginia according to his pension record filed on July 12, 1821 in Rutherford Co., North Carolina. He enlisted in february 1781 in North Carolina in the company of captain Hughs in colonel white's first regiment of Virginia cavalry and continued with that corps until the close of the war when he was discharged at new market, South Carolina, he was at the battle of Camden and the surrender of Cornwallis. Lindsey Arnold died March 7, 1832 in Rutherford Co., NC.

<>Lindsey Arnold had two wives apparently. Elizabeth Davis was his first wife but she is on file stating that her husband left Virginia about 1797 and never returned leaving her and her children. They were married November 14, 1785 in Frederickville Parish, Louisa County by Rev. John Waller. The second wife of Lindsey Arnold was Nancy Arnold in North Carolina. She too filed for his pension in Tennessee, where she moved after his death. She claimed they were married December 1791.

Father's name was said to have been "Benjamin Arnold" and he had a brother named "William".

I) William Arnold - married Susan Tate Oct. 11, 1773 and then wife #2, Nancy? (Src. "The Douglas Register", W. Mac. Jones, reprinted by Clearfield Pub., 1996, pg. 10 - a detailed record of births, marriages, and deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797 in Goochland Parish, Goochland County, Va.)

"Deed j 11/10/1777 Lydia x Arnold of spots. Co. and Wm. Arnold and Susannah, his wife, of Louisa Co. To Henry Pendleton, Jr. of Spts, Co. 30lbs. Curr. 50 a. in. Berkeley par., spots Co. Whereon Wm. Arnold, decd., lived., and devised by him to his son, Wm. Etc. wit. Daniel, Coleman, Jr., Phillips. Pain, Trigg 11/20/1777"

Note: this Lydia Arnold is Lydia Bell, wife of William Arnold Sr. Who's will was probated in Spotsylvania Co. In 1775. Here is where the widowed Lydia Arnold and her son, William Jr. and his wife, Susan tate, were selling off the fathers property. Wm. Arnold Sr. Was the son of Isaac Arnold.

J) William Arnold - 1748 listed as purchasing property in Goochland County.

"Grantor - Henry Parish and Mary Parish, his wife, of St. James in Goochland County, planter. Grantee - William Arnold of Fredericksville Parish in Louisa County, planter". Description: in Goochland Co., Parish of St. James bounded by the little bird, hickory, red oak, etc. witnesses: John Parrish, John Kidd. Instituted 17 May 1748" (Src. Goochland Co., Va Deed Book 5, page 411).

- 1750 William Arnold of Louisa County sells the land in Goochland Co. To Robert Roe, also of Louisa Co., Parish of Fredericksville. (Src. Goochland Co., Va Deed Book 6, page 98)

Arnold Property

K) Francis Arnold - 1746 signed as witness on deed . (Src. "Louisa Co., Va deeds - deed Book a 1742-1754", pg. 243"

L) Arnold, Jonathan - Book: 1, page: 22, date: 2/3/1750

"Jonathan Arnold of Fredericksville Parish. Wife Mary Arnold. Dau Mary Elizabeth Arnold, now a child. Extrx: wife Mary Arnold. Signed: Jonathan Arnold (seal) wit: Davis, Lankford, Hughes dated 3 Feb 1750/1. Rec 2 mar 1751. (Src. Louisa County probate records)

Note: was minister in Fredericksville Parish, Louisa County until his death in 1751.

M) Hezikiah Arnold - 1797 Louisa Co. Deeds (Src. "Deed Book I 1793-1800", pg. 384 and pg. 390) was born 1764 in King William Co., Va and entered into service for revolutionary war in Spotsylvania Co., Va.

Note: quoted on pension record as having lived in Spotsylvania, Hanover and Louisa Counties in Virginia. Then Madison and Franklin Counties of Georgia, and when making application for pension was living in Stokes Co., NC. 14 March 1834 (Src. Revolutionary war pension).

By looking at land deeds and grants in colonial Virginia, I find that Hezikiah Arnold owned land that stretched from the lower end of Louisa to the upper end of Hanover, on the east side of Rocky Creek in the late 1790's. Stated in deed that property was adj. To Augustine Woolfolk, Meriwether Smith, Ntl.. Snelson, Ann Phillips. When looking at older grants and deeds dating back to 1720's in Louisa County, I find that Ann Arnold (Benjamin Sr.'s widow), John Pettus, Richard Wright, Thomas Graves, William MacGhee, Richard Davenport and Martin Davenport also owned property on Rocky Creek in Louisa County.

N) Richard Wright - 1746, named as a neighbor on Rocky Creek in Louisa Co., Va for a Carr family deed.

"11 July 1746. Mary Carr, widow, John Carr, John Waller and Agnes his wife, and John Minor and Sarah, his wife, all exec. of Thomas Carr to John Pettus of St. Martin Parish, Hanover, 970 ac. On Rocky Creek, Louisa Co. Beg. On Northana River a little below the mouth of little Rocky Creek, a former corner of Martin Davenports, now Garretts corner, Richard Wrights' Henry Gambills' Thomas Wash, Thomas Lipscomb, Thomas Graves and witnessed by James Winston, Thomas Bowl, Richard Eggelston, Francis Arnold." (Src. "Louisa Co., Va deeds - Deed Book a 1742-1754", pg. 243)

Note: notice the neighbors on Rocky Creek. Graves, Pettus and Arnold. All families that I am looking for. Richard Wright is also found on other deeds up until the 1770's. A Jacob Wright's widow sold property to a Wm. and Mary Arnold on Beaverdam Br. of Reedy R. in 1795. This is who I believe is going to be Zachariah W. Arnold's parents.

O) Rice Graves - listed on 1777 deed (Rice Graves, b. 1729 Spotsylvania Co., Va, d. 1814 Louisa Co., Va. Married Jane Young and had daughter Lucy Graves, b. abt. 1769. She married Joseph Pettus in Louisa Co. In 1784. Joseph Pettus, b. 1764, is the son of William Pettus and Susannah Graves of Spotsylvania Co.) (Src. Graves, Rice grantee bk. E - pg. 176 9/8/1777 "Graves, Thomas neighbor e-238 1/1/1778 Louisa Co., Va deed records")

P) Thomas Graves - listed as neighbor on 1778 deed for a Wm. Harris (son of Thomas Graves of Spotsylvania Co., Va)

Grantor: Harris, William & Elizabeth - grantee: Biggers, David - date: 1/1/1778 - £200 for 100 acres. S. side of the North Anna River of PamunKy. Beginning at parson Douglas corner white oak own the River with his line s5w; 160p; white oak in his line, new line of marked trees, n85w; to William Harris line in an old field, with Harris's line n4w to white oak sapling on Thomas Graves line, with Graves line to the land of Thomas Harris, thence down the River with Harris's land to beg. - (Src. Louisa Co., Va deed records - Book: e, page: 238)

note: this is the son of Thomas Graves Sr. As Thomas Graves Sr. Died in 1767 and this deed was dated 1778. This is the property that his father owned and gave to his son. It sits on both sides of the North Anna River in Louisa/Spotsylvania Counties, Virginia.

Q) John Graves - 1795 Louisa Co., Va deeds (Src. "Deed Book I 1793-1800 p. 25 - indenture 13 April 1795 Rice Graves of Louisa to John Graves of same 200 ac. In Louisa on Pamunkey River adj. Samuel Brockman, Uriah Tait, William McGeehee, Joseph Woolfolk, no witnesses)

R) James and John Watson - listed on 1743 & 1752 deed

S) Stephen Pettus - listed on 1746 deed with Francis Arnold, Richard Wright, Henry Gambill and Thomas Wright,

T) Joseph Pettus - married Lucy Graves in Louisa Co. In 1784 (Src. Quoted from Anne Pettus Eastham of Louisa County, Virginia, earlier in this century - 20th)

Note: Joseph Pettus, son of William Pettus and Susannah Graves of Spotsylvania, was born 1764. He married Lucy Graves in Louisa Co. 1784. Joseph's sister, Barbary Pettus, married John Arnold and moved to Abbeville Co., SC.

Lucy Graves, b. 1769 in Louisa Co., is the daughter of Rice Graves, b. 1729 Spotsylvania, and Jane young.

U) Jonathan Arnold - 1750 deed (Src. "Louisa County probate records: Arnold, Jonathan Book": 1, page: 22:

Date: 2/3/1750 - Jonathan Arnold of Fredericksville Parish. Wife Mary Arnold. Dau Mary Elizabeth Arnold, now a child. Extrx: wife Mary Arnold. Signed: Jonathan Arnold (seal) wit: Davis, ....Lankford, ... Hughes dated 3 Feb 1750/1. Rec 2 mar 1751

V) Charles Kennedy - who Croatia Davenport married in 1729 Spotsylvania (Src. "Louisa Co. Deeds Deed Book e 1774-1784". Pg. 15 - 10 Oct 1774) - also owned property on little Rocky Creek in Louisa Co. Next to Martin Davenports' and that of the Arnold family in 1790.

Note: Charles Kennedy and Croatia Davenports' son, Charles Jr. Left Virginia and moved to South Carolina . ." William and Fields Kennedy witnessed a deed from Charles and John Davenport (Sons of Richard Davenport a neighbor and possible relative) in Abbeville Co., SC in May of 1793. In 1819, Charles Kennedy, Jr. Left his will in Madison Co., Alabama. His brother William Kennedy had two sons, William Jr. and Fields Kennedy. They are the ones who witnessed the deed from Charles and John Davenport, sons of Richard Davenport.

W) Richard Davenport - document states that Richard Davenport of Louisa Co.'s heirs' (2) live in Abbeville Co., SC in 1796 (Src. Louisa Co deeds, Deed Book e 1774-1784) (son of Martin Davenport of the Pamunkey Davenports)

X) Charles Davenport - moved to Abbeville Co., SC from Louisa Co. About 1785.

Note: son of Richard Davenport (b. 1713 King William Co., Va), and grandson of Martin Davenport, Sr.'s first marriage (of the Pamunkey Davenports - New Kent Co., Va and Hanover Co., Va).

Y) John Davenport, Sr. - leaves Louisa Co. Between 1765-1766 for Spotsylvania County.

Note: born abt. 1717 in King William County, Virginia. Son of Martin Davenport and Dorothy Glover. John married Mary Smith in Hanover County in 1740 and he died in Spotsylvania County about 1774.

Z) John Davenport - moved to Abbeville Co., SC from Louisa Co. About 1791 with wife, Susannah Pettus. (Src. John Davenport's last will and testament)

note: born 1726 in King William Co., Virginia to Richard and Elizabeth Davenport. John Davenport married Susannah Pettus, daughter to William Pettus and Susannah Graves (of Hanover./Spotsylvania Co). John Davenport died after moving to Abbeville County, South Carolina. Other children were: Charles, Richard, Peggy, and Patsy Davenport.

According to "the Davenport chronicles", the Pettus land, bought by Susanna's grandfather John Pettus of the Thomas Carr estate in 1745, adjoined Martin Davenport's 1727 patent (hence was quite near Richard of Albemarle's tract), but by then one Garret owned that portion of Martin's tract. Martin's original ownership was cited in the Carr to Pettus deed. The Pettus land was totally within Louisa County, created from upper Hanover in 1742. The original Davenport tract was divided roughly in half by the Hanover-Louisa County line.

John Davenport, son of Richard, lived on the Louisa tract until 1791, when he moved to Abbeville district, South Carolina, joining his older brother Charles there. Charles, surely the most successful of Richard's sons, had been a magistrate and sheriff of Culpeper County during the revolution, moved to the South Carolina back country in 1785--where he was immediately commissioned a Justice of the peace and a member of the County court.

Aa) George Berry - 1744 owned property in Louisa Co. (Signed as witness a deed for the Carr family and the Waller family on the little Rocky Creek, St. Marks Parish)

Bb) William Berry - 1744 owned property in Louisa Co. Along the little Rocky Creek (signed as witness a deed for the Carr family and the Waller family on the little Rocky Creek, St. Marks Parish)

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