Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Jael Harrison

Female 1674 - 1733  (59 years)


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  • Name Jael Harrison  [1
    Born 1674  Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 4 Sep 1733  Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I022744  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2020 

    Father James Harrison,   b. 1641, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1712, Essex County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Pigg,   b. 1645, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1697, Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married Bef 3 Sep 1690  Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Order Book - 1689-1692; Antient Press: pg 187
      Rappahannock County Court 3d of September 1690
      - Ordered that Capt. JOHN CATLETT, Mr. JOHN BATTAILE & Mr. JAMES TAYLER do between this & the next North side Court held for this County meet at the House of Mr. ANTHO: SAVAGE and then & there examine & auditt all accts. that shall be exhibited by Mr. JAMES HARISON as Marying the Executra. of Mr. GEO: Mott deced against the Estate of SOLYMON MARTIN as Also against the Estate of the sd GEORGE MOTT, And that they make report of their proceedings herein fairly stated under their hands in writing to the sd next Court
    Family ID F13860  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 William Williams,   b. 1665,   d. 9 Jun 1712, Essex County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married Bef 8 Oct 1702  Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • : 1712,
      : HARRISON,
      : JAEL
      : Daughter of James, married William Williams
      Book: O 4,
      Page: 444

      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. Essex County, Virginia Marriages, 1655-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 1999. Original data: Wilkerson, Eva Eubank. Index to Marriages of Old Rappahannock and Essex Counties, Virginia, 1655-1900. Richmond, VA, USA: Clearfield County, 1953:
    Children 
     1. Sarah Anne Williams,   b. 1692, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1753, Culpeper County, Virgina - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     2. William Williams,   b. 1693, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1738, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 46 years)
     3. James Williams,   b. 1695, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1735, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     4. Elizabeth Williams,   b. 1697, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1768, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F03676  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Richard Johnson,   b. Aft 1687, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1726, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 37 years) 
    Married 1713  Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Contributed by: James Hughes

      Note:
      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=268&last=&g_p=P7&collec tion=LO Patent
      Title Johnson, Richard, Col.
      Publication 16 April 1683.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Johnston, Jonson.
      Note Location: New Kent County.
      Grantee(s): Johnson, Colo. Richard and Pigg, John.
      Description: 1150 acres on the north side the freshes of Mattapony River; Beg.g at the mouth of a small creek on the upper side called Hollypoint.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 268 (Reel 7).
    Children 
     1. Anne Johnson,   b. 1714, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1738, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years)
     2. Elizabeth Johnson,   b. 1715, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1767, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F13859  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1722-1749 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book A; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      JOHNSON, JAEL-, Spotsylvania Co., d. July 7, 1733, p. Sept. 4, 1733. Wit. Antho. Rhodes, Junr., Wm. Call, Junr. Sarah Garton. Ex, Richard Tutt. Leg. my son Richard Tutt, articles of personal estate, among which is a chest called "Elizabeth Tuft's"; my son James Williams; legacies to William Williams, Betty Marshall, Sarah Cavenaugh, Jael Cavenaugh, James Williams, Richard Tutt, Philemon Cavenaugh. (Page 202)
      ===
      1722-1749 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book A, Administration Bonds; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      1000 Jael Johnson, admr. of Richard Johnson, decd., with John Grayson and G. Lightfoot, sec. Nov. 1726.
      ===
      Will And Inventory Of Jael (Harrison) Williams Johnson - 1733
      Spotsylvania Will Book A pages 201, 202, and 204
      File contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by
      Anne Baker abaker@searnet.com

      In the Name of God Amen, I Jael Johnson of the County of Spotsylvania being sick of Body but of perfect Memory Do make this my Last will and Testament in Manner and form following Vist:
      Imprimis I Comit my Soul to Almighty God hoping in and through the meritts of our Blessed Saviour to Meet with a Joyful Resurrection, And my Body to the ground to be Decently Interred at the Discretion of my Executor.
      I give and Bequeath to my son Richard Tutt three negroes Vist: Simon, Lott and Jenny, one Ovial Table one Chest commonly Called Elizabeth Tutt's, an Iron Pot, two Deep Pewter Dishes, Six Patty Pans,, one horse named Jolly, one Mare Called the Fistula Mare and two Coults, one Bed and Curtains, Virginiallanes Sheets, Blankets and Rugs, thereunto belonging, all my Cattle Excepting five Cows and Calves, all my hogs belonging to the Home house.
      I Give and Bequeath to William Williams one Negro girl named Diana. If in Case the mother of the Said girl should not be willing to Deliver up the Said girl then Lett her be valued and the money to be paid to the Said William Williams, and one Cow and Calfe.
      I Give and Bequeath to Betty Marshall one bed, blankets, Sheets, and Rug thereunto belonging and fifteen Pounds current money to be Paid to her or order three years after the Date hereof.
      I Give and Bequeath to Sarah Cavenaugh one Bed Tick.
      I Give and bequeath to Jale Cavenaugh fifteen Pounds current money to be Paid three years after the Date hereof.
      I Give all my Sheep and Wool to be Equally Divided amongst Richard Tutt, James Williams and Philliman Cavenaugh.
      I Give and Bequeath to Elizabeth Marshall two Shillings Current.
      I Give and Bequeath to Richard Tutt one negro Girl named Suckey and all the Ready Tobacco now belonging to me and all Debts whatsoever.
      I Give and Bequeath to my Son James Williams one Horse Called the German, four cows and calves, and all the remainder of the
      household.Goods, all the Hoggs at Maria's Quarter.
      And I do appoint Richard Tutt to be my Executor in Witness whereof I have Set my hand and Seal this Seventh Day of July Anno Dom. One Thousand seven hundred and thirty three.
      Jael "J" Johnson

      Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of us:
      Anthony Rhodes, Jun.
      William Call, Jr
      Sarah "x" Garton
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday, September the 4th 1733 The Last will and Testament of Jael Johnson Deceased being Exhibited and Sworn to by Richard Tutt, Executor therein Named was Proved by the Oaths of Anthony Rhodes Jun and Sarah Garton two of the Witnesses thereto and admitted to Record.
      Teste, John Waller, C Clerk
      Know all men by these presents that we Richard Tutt, Moseley Battaley and William Hansford of Spotsylvania County are held and firmly bound unto the Worshipfull his Majesties Justices of the Said County in the penall Sum of five hundred pounds Current money to the payment whereof well and truly to be made to the Said Justices at their Discression. We bind ourselves and every of us, our and every of our heirs, Executors and Administrators Joyntly and Severally by these presents. Witness our hands and seals this fourth day of September 1733 The Condition of the above Obligation is Such that if the above bound Richard Tutt Executor of the Last Will and Testament of Jael Johnson Deceased Doth make or Cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and Singular the Chattells of the Said Deceased which have or Shall Come to the hands, possession or knowledge of the Said Richard Tutt or Unto the hands or Possession of any other person or Persons for Richard Tutt and the above named Do Exhibit into the County Court of Spotsylvania at Such Times as Richard Tutt Shall be thereunto required by the Said Court and the Same Goods Chattells and Credits and all other the Goods Chattells and Credits of the said Deceased at the Time of her Death which at any time after Shall Come to the hands or Possession of the said Richard Tutt or in the hands or possession of any other person or persons for Richard Tutt Do well and truly Administer according to Same.and further Do make a just and True account of Richard Tutt Actings and Doings therein when thereunto required by the Said Court andd also do well and truly pay and Deliver all the Legacies Contained and Specified in the said Testament as farr as the goods, Chattells and Credits will thereunto Extend according to the value thereof and the Law shall charge them, This obligation to be voyd and of none Effect. Otherwise to stand remain and be in full force power and virtue.
      Richard Tutt (SEAL)
      M. Battaley (SEAL)
      Wm Hansford (SEAL)
      Signed, sealed and Delivered in the Presence of: Wm Waller
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday September the 4th 1733, Richard Tutt, Mosely Battaley and William Hansford'Gentlemen presented and acknowledged this their bond in court which was ordered to be Recorded.
      Teste John Waller Court Clerk
      ===
      AN INVENTORY OF THE ESTATE OF JAEL JOHNSON DECEASED

      20 head of cattle, 12 Sheep, 33 hoggs
      8 horses one mare with Colt
      1 Negro man 1 Girl 1 woman and Child
      3 feather Beds and furniture
      1 pr sheets 1 Quilt 1 small Table 1 old Case 1 Cupboard 2 Chests
      1 old Trunk 1 warming pan 1 Looking Glass
      3 Caine, a Leather and 5 flagg Chaires 5 old leather chaires
      6 Diaper Napkins 1 Table Cloth and Towell
      60 pounds of Pewter
      4 Iron potts 2 pr pott Racks 3 pr pott hooks I pr Irons and Spitt
      1 Gridiron 2 spice mortars and pesstills
      1 pr fire Tongs 1 Spinning wheel 1 frying pan
      1 Smoothing Iron 6 patty pans 1 pepper box 1 pr sheep Shears
      1 piston and Candle Stick and 3 Tin pans
      4 old books
      1 Earthern basin 2 Butter pots 1 pr old Stillards
      1 pr Money Scales
      1 Ferry Boat 1 pr old cart wheels
      32 qt Bottles 1 funill 1 Iron Skillett 1 Small square Table
      2 pailes 2 piggins I Washing Tubb
      1 pr old wool Cards 1 pr Cotton Cards 4 small cides of leather
      38 pounds of wool unwashed 4 lbs Cotton
      1 old side saddle 1 Falling App
      1 pr Iron Clamps and docking Irons I drawing knife I Small grindstone
      5 pr Shoes

      Richard Tutt

      At a Court continued and held for Spotsylvania County October the 3rd 1733
      Richard Tutt, Executor of the Last will and Testament of Jael Johnson Decd
      returned this Inventory of the said Deceased Estate which was ordered to
      be Recorded.

      John Waller Court Clerk
      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes
      The O'Conner-Conner-Simmons Families, Page 46
      Note:
      On Oct. 8, 1702, in the Book of Deeds and Wills, No. 10, of Essex County, Virginia., p. 120, we find the following:

      James Harrison, of Essex County, Virginia, deed of gift of a tract of land containing 400 acres of land in Essex County, "whereon I now live," to his daughter, Jael, wife of William Williams, of Stafford County, Virginia.
      ===
      http://www.spingola.com/TaliaferroTimes/TT20.htm
      Jael (Harrison) Williams/Johnson died testate in Spotsylvania County Aug 1733 and her son, Jame, who had run a ferry and grog shop, rented out the farms of about 400 acres. The ferry was at the mouth of Hazel Run, just east of Fredericksburg and the farm land lay behind it.
      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes
      Spotsylvania County Records , Page 108
      Note:
      Augt. 30, 1729. Charles Taliaferro of St. Mary's Par., Caroline County, Gent., to Jael Johnson and James Williams of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. 200 ster., "unto Jael Johnson, during her Naturall life and then unto James Williams, his heirs and assigns," etc., 420 a. of land in St. Geo. Par., Spts. County, bought by sd. Taliaferro of one Wm. Smith as by deed dated March 4, 1713, on Hazel Run and the Rappk. River. Witnesses: A. Smith, M. Battaley, Wm. Bledsoe. Rec. Septr. 2, 1729.
      ===
      page 22/25/28 Fielding Lewis and the Washington Family, Paula S. Felder
      ran the ferry at Hazel Run in Spotsylvania 1726 near "Ferry Farm"

      "The ferry landing on the Washington Farm was part of a route licensed by the assembly in 1726 to Jael Johnson of Spotsylvania Co. Va. This predated the founding of Fredericksburg and except for Gov Spotswood's mining enterprise in the wilderness, population and commerce had only edged up as far as Hazel Run in the new county." Jael's ferry ran from the mouth of Hazel Run to the lower end of the Washington Farm near the present Ferry Farm-Mayfield Bridge. For a year until his death in 1733, William Strother had operated a service from the other side of the river, with permission of his county court."
      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://vagenweb.org/hening/vol04-22.htm#page_438
      URL title: Hening's Statutes at Large
      Note:
      438

      LAWS OF VIRGINIA, AUGUST 1734−−8th GEORGE II.

      in case judgment shall be given for the money aforesaid, such money shall be laid out for buying other books for their use.


      CHAP. XVIII.
      An Act for appointing several new Ferries: And lessening the former rates settled for the Ferriage of Wheel-Carriages: And altering several Court days.

      I. WHEREAS the ferries already appointed by law are not sufficient, Be it enacted, by the Lieutenant-Governor, Council and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted, by the authority of the same, That public ferries be constantly kept at the places herein after named; and that the rates for passing the said ferries, be as follows: that is to say,
      New ferries established,
      On Patowmack river, from Robert Lovell's, in the county of Westmoreland, across the river, to Maryland, the price for a man, two shillings and six pence, and for an horse, two shillings and six pence.
      On Rappahannock river, from the warehouse landing, at the town of Fredericksburg, in the county of Spotsylvania, over the river, to the land of William Thornton, gent. the price for a man, three pence, and for an horse, three pence.
      And from Roy's warehouse landing, in the county of Caroline, over the river, to Gibson's warehouse, in the said county of King George, the price for a man, four pence, and for an horse, four pence.
      II. And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That the licences for keeping the said ferries, shall be obtained in the same manner, and the keepers thereof have such exemptions and advantages, and be under the like regulations and restrictions, as is, and are by law provided, for an in respect of the keepers of public ferries heretofore settled and appointed.
      III. And for the encouragement of the keepers of the ferries by this act appointed, to provide convenient boats for the transportation of coaches, carts, and waggons, Be it enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful, for the courts of the counties wherein such ferries shall be kept, to direct and appoint Rates for wheel carriages,
      ===
      James Hughes 2005-06-24 07:45:42
      page 50. Bond. L 500 Sterl. Jaell Williams as Admr of Est. of James Harrison dec'd. Dated 8 May 1712.

      Wit: signed Jaell x Williams
      Aug't mith Samuell Short
      Ja Alderson Richard Long
      Recorded 8 May 1712

      page 50. Bond. L 500 Sterl. Jaell Williams as Admr of Est of William Williams dec'd Dated 8 May 1712.

      Wit: signed Jaell x Williams
      Aug't smith Samuel Short
      Ja Alderson Tho's Griffin
      Recorded 8 May 1712

      Source:
      Fleet, Beverley,
      Essex County wills and deeds, 1711-1714
      Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. County, 1961, 118 pgs.
      ===
      Individual Notes

      Spotsylvania Co, Courthouse Deed Bk A 1722-29
      Aug 30, 1729 -Charles Taliaferro of St. Mary's Par., Caroline Co, Gent. to Jael Johnson and James Williams of St. George Par, Spotsylvania County. 200 pounds sterling "unto Jael Johnson, during her natural life and then unto James Williams, his heirs, assigns, etc" 420 acres of land in St. George Parish, Spotsylvania. County, ; bought by said Taliaferro of one William Smith as by deed dated 3/4/1713 on Hazel Run and the Rappahannock River.
      Witt: A. Smith, M. Battaley, Wm. Bledsoe recorded Sept 2. 1729


      HARRISON, James (16??-1712) married circa Elizabeth MOTT, widow and executrix of George MOTT, deceased; she died before 27 Mar 1697. Their only child was Jael Harrison (167?-1733); she married (1) William WILLIAMS who died intestate in Essex County in 1712 and (2) Richard Johnson with whom she lived in Spotsylvania County on the Rappahannock River immediately opposite Ferry Farm, home of George Washingtons parents. Richard Johnson died intestate in 1726 and Jael (Harrison) Williams Johnson died testate in Spotsylvania County in 1733 survey of the Northern Neck of Virginia made for Thomas, Lord Fairfax, designates the estate as Williams and immediately opposite the Strother plantation which was purchased and occupied by Captain Augustine Washington in 1738. In 1745 a ferry was established from the Williams plantation across Rappahannock River to the Washington plantation and this continued to be a well accustomed passage for many years. Richmond County DB#3, p.3; Rappahannock County COB #2, p 253; Essex County COB1708-1714, p. 444, p450; DB#13, p. 320; D&W$14,p.61; Virginia Gazette 2 May 1745; 6 Hening 15.
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      James Hughes 2005-12-09 16:00:21
      Essex County, Virginia Queries - Page 2

      Patricia Kruger Wed, 07 Jan 1998 15:37:56 -0600
      HARRISON, THOMAS, WILLIAMS - James HARRISON, his daughter, Katherine HARRISON THOMAS and her husband, John THOMAS, and James' son-in-law, William WILLIAMS, all died about the same time, just before 8 May 1712. Jael HARRISON WILLIAMS was the wife of William WILLIAMS, and she didn't die at this time. She was the executrix for the estates of her father James HARRISON, and her husband, William WILLIAMS. Was there an epidemic in Essex County in May 1712? Did James HARRISON's house burn? Why did these four persons all die about the same time? Patti Kruger. pattik@bihs dot net
      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.spingola.com/TaliaferroTimes/TT20.htm
      URL title: TALIAFERRO/TOLIVER TIMES Volume I, April 9, 1997Issue 20
      Note:
      Henry Johnson married (1) ___?___. She died before 1695 when he set up a trust for his four daughters preparatory to his marrying Mrs. Christian Bourne.

      Children of the first wife:
      1. Richard Johnson married Mrs. Jael (Harrison) Williams after 1712.
      a. Elizabeth Johnson married Richard Tutt.
      2. Elizabeth Johnson. She apparently married in 1702 (see will of Henry Johnson)
      3. Sarah Johnson
      4. Katherine Johnson
      5. Anne Johnson

      Richard, Sarah, Katherine, and Anne were all underage and not married in 1702
      (see will of Henry Johnson, dated 1702)
      ===
      1701-1704 Essex Co VA Order Book; Antient Press: (Page 120)
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these prsents shall come, I JAMES HARRISON of the County of Essex in the Colony of Virga: Gentl. send Greeting in our Lord God Everlasting. Now know yee that I the said JAMES HARRISON for diverse good causes me thereunto moveing but more especially of the Natural! love & fatherly affection have & continue to my onely Daughter, JAELL, now Wife unto WILLIAM WILLIAMS of STAFFORD County in ye Colony aforesd. Gent., have granted to my aforesd, Daughter, JAELL, all & singular that divident of land whereon I now live and reside being on the upper part of Rappahannock River in the County of Essex conteyning Four hundred acres of land to her the sd JAELL & to the heires of her body lawfully begotten forever And if my said Daughter should live to have several! Children then I give & proporcon the said tract of land to each Child as shee shall think fitt to enjoy and possess the aforesaid tract of land wholely and absolutely after the decease and expiration of the naturall life of the aforesaid JAMES HARRISON and in the meane time I doe hereby give and allow Libertie & freedom from the day of the date of these pr:sents to my aforesd. Son in Law, WILLIAM WILLIAMS, to enter in & upon the said land & thereupon to cleare build occupie & tend what ground he hath occasion for in order to the makeing of cropps of Corne tobacco or any thing else he thinks fitt and the said Croppe to improve & convert to the proper use & advantage of him the said WILLIAM WILLIAMS free & cleare from time to time & at all times for the enjection and molestation of me the abovesd JAMES HARRISON or any person undr: me and that for & dureing the continuance of the natural! life of my aforesd. Son in Law, WM. WILLIAMS, wch: time to be fully ended & finished To have & to hold to my said Daughter, JAELL WILLIAMS. and the heires of her body lawfully begotten forever in manner as aforesd, after the death of me the aforesd JAMES HARRISON freely exonerated from all claymes or in cumbrances that may arise by any act or faileing of me ye sd HARRISON or any other clayming under me but for want of such heires lawfully begott of the body of my Daughter, JAELL, then the above said Tract of land to revert & returne to me the first Donor & my heires forever after the expiracon of the natural' life of my aforesd. Son in Law, WILLIAM WILLIAMS. to be fully ended & expired On Confirmation whereof I have sett to my hand and seale this eight day of October 1702
      Signed sealed & delivered in the pr:sents of
      HENRY JOHNSON, JAMES HARRISON
      JOHN FASSAKER
      ELLEN. MACKLAUGHLIN her marke
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of 8br: 1702 & truely recorded
      ===
      1724-1730 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; {Antient Press}: Page 176
      Spotsylvania County Court 4th of July 1727
      - On the Petition of EDWARD FRANKLYN for a Road from the Road from the GERMAN ROAD where the Road crosses that called FRANKLYNS ROAD to JAEL JOHNSONs FERRY (remainder of entry appears to be report on the Road by EDWARD FRANKLYN and GEORGE PROCTOR whose signatures appear) (The Petition appears to have been granted and JOHN BLANTON was appointed Overseer)
      ===
      1728-1729 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 413
      -This Indenture made the thirtieth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty nine by and Between CHARLES TALIAFERRO of St. Mary's parish and County of Caroline, Gent. of the one part and JAEL JOHNSON and JAMES WILLIAMS of St. George parish and Spotsylvania County of the other part. Witnesseth that the said CHARLES TALIAFERRO for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred pounds sterling money of Great Brittian to him in hand paid by the said JAEL JOHNSON and JAMES WILLIAMS before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the Receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and himself therewith fully satisfyed and contented and paid hath given granted bargained sold aliened revised released enfeoffed and confirmed and by these presents doth give grant bargain sell alien revise release enfeoff and confirm unto the said JAEL JOHNSON during her naturall life and unto the said JAMES WILLIAMS his heirs and assigns all that tract or parcell of land containing four hundred and twenty acres of land lying and being in St. George parish Spotsylvania County [it being a tract of land bargained and sold unto the said CHARLES TALIAFERRO by one WILLIAM SMITH as by Deed of Release thereof made by the said WILLIAM SMITH unto him the said CHARLES TALIAFERRO bearing date the fourth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirteen] Beginning at a beach standin on the lower side of the Mouth of the Hasell Run thence south sixty degrees west five hundred and thirty six poles to a Hickory in the upper line of the said WILLIAM SMITH's patient thence north east and by north northerly six hundred and thirty seven poles to three forked pines on Rappahanock river side and from thence down the River side the severall courses thence to the Beginning place and the all which said premises are now are in the actuall possession of her the said JAEL JOHNSON and JAMES WILLIAMS by virtue of one Indenture of Bargain and Sale to them thereof made for the term of one year baring date the day before the date of these presents made by the said CHARLES TALIAFERRO of the one part and JAEL JOHNSON and JAMES WILLIAMS of the other part and by virtue of the Statute for Transferring uses into possessions and all the Estate Right Title Interest, Use, Property, Reversion, Claim and demand whatsoever of him the said CHARLES TALIAFERRO and of every other person or persons whatsoever of in and to the premises and every part and parcell thereof together with all and singular Deeds, Wills Evidences, Writings, Records Exemplications of Records, Escriots and Minuments whatsoever touching or concerning the said premises or any part or parcel! thereof To Have and To Hold the said seat or tract of land and all and singular other the premises and every part and parcell thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said JAEL JOHNSON and JAMES WILLIAMS to the only proper use and behoof of her the said JAEL JOHNSON during her naturall life and after her decease to the proper use and behoof
      Of him the said JAMES WILLIAMS his heirs and assigns forever, to he held on of our Sovereign Lord the King his heirs and Successors by the Quitrents Accustomed, and the said CHARLES TALIAFERRO his heirs Executors and Administrators the said mentioned granted premises with the appurtenances unto the said JAEL JOHNSON and JAMES WILLIAMS and the heirs and assigns of him the said JAMES WILLIAMS against him the said CHARLES TALIAFERRO his heirs and assigns and against all other person whatsoever shall and will warrent and forever defend by these presents and the said JAEL JOHNSON and JAMES WILLIAMS their heirs and assigns by these presents that it shall and may be lawfull to and for them the said JAEL JOHNSON and JAMES WILLIAMS their heirs, tenants and assigns from time to time and at all times hereafter according to the purport Intent and true meaning of these presents peaceably and quietly to enter into and upon Have hold, use, occupy possess and enjoy to his and their proper use and behoof granted bargained and sold and every part and parcel! thereof with the appurtenances without any lawful! or equitable Trouble Lot Suit Denyall Expulsion Eviction Interruption, Claim or Demand of him the said CHARLES TALIAFERRO his heirs or assigns or any other person or persons whatsoever, And that he the said CHARLES TALIAFERRO now hath good right and lawfull authority to Sell and Dispose of the said land and premises to the said JAEL JOHNSON and JAMES WILLIAMS and to the heirs and assigns of the same JAMES WILLIAMS in manner and form aforesaid, And farther that the said CHARLES TALIAFERRO his heirs and assigns shall and will at any time within the space of seven years next ensuing the date hereof upon Request and at the costs and charges in the Law of the said JAEL JOHNSON and JAMES WILLIAMS and the heirs and assigns of the said JAMES WILLIAMS do, make, levy, acknowledge, execute and suffer or cause to be done, made, levied, adknowledged, executed and suffered all and every such further lawful' and reasonable assurance and act in the Law for the better and more absolute assuring and conveying of the said seat and tract of land and all and singular other the premises herein before mentioned, meant, or intended to be hereby granted bargained and sold and every part thereof with the appurtenances unto the said JAEL JOHNSON and JAMES WILLIAMS and the heirs and assigns of the said JAMES WILLIAMS, To the only proper use and behoof of him the said JAEL JOHNSON and JAMES WILLIAMS and of the heirs or assigns of him the said JAMES WILLIAMS forever according to the true intent and meaning of these presents as by the said JAEL JOHNSON and JAMES WILLIAMS the heirs or assigns of the said JAMES WILLIAMS or their Council Learned in the law shall be reasonably devised advised or required. In Witness whereof the said partys to these presents have Interchangeably put their hands and seals the day month and year first above written.
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      A. SMITH, WM. BLEDSOE CHARLES TALIAFERRO [seal]
      M. BATTALEY
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      1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Jany. 16, 1752. William Williams of Culpeper Co. and Lucy, his wife, to Roger Dixon of the said County. 1000 curr. Whereas, Charles Taliaferro, late of Caroline Co., Gent., Decd., was in his lifetime seized of a tract of land of 420 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., which he purchased of one Wm. Smith., sd. Taliaferro, as by Deed, Augt. 30, 1729, conveyed the sd. land to Jael Johnson and James Williams unto the sd. Jael Johnson, during her natural life and then to the sd. James Williams, his heirs, etc., and sd. James Williams surviving the sd. Jael, became seized of the sd. tract of land, and being thereof seized, was lawfully suited of 90 a. or thereabouts of the sd. tract by Henry Willis, Gent., who obtained a judgment in the general court of this Colony, April 26, 1735, against the sd. Williams, whereby the sd. Williams became seized of the residue of the tract, only containing 330 a., and being so thereof seized made his (Williams) last will and testament, Dated May 30, 1735, devising the sd. tract to his son, William Williams, party to these presents, etc., etc. Witnesses, Pat. Connelly, Robert Halkerston, James Fox, Gabriel Throckmorton. June 2, 1752.

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    1. [S044800] Fielding Lewis.
      Fielding Lewis and the Washington Family, Paula S. Felder

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