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

John "Jr" Linton

Male Abt 1732 - 1791  (~ 59 years)


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  • Name John "Jr" Linton 
    Born Abt 1732  Dettingen Parish, Prince Wiliam County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1791  Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I050991  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 

    Father William Linton,   b. Abt 1690, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1736, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Mother Susannah Monroe,   b. 1695, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1752, Belle-Air, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married Bef 9 Sep 1730  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F08157  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Elliott,   b. Abt 1736, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1791, Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married 1752  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Linton,   b. 1758, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1800 and 1806, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     2. Sibella Linton,   b. 1761, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1821, Prince Wiliam County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     3. Anne Linton,   b. 1765, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1815, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     4. John Augustine Elliott Linton,   b. 5 Jan 1769, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1822, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F26492  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=1325hw&id=I05746
      In 1751 "John Linton the Younger of Dettingen Parish, the son of William" acknowedged receiving his share of his father's estate from {Benjamin) GRAYSON, his guardian and stepfather. The youth got 4 Negro slaves, 30 pounds, and a third of the land owned by the estate.
      John fell into serious financial straits in the 1760s, partly caused by loyalty to half-brother Benjamin GRAYSON, Jr. Linton co-signed notes for GRAYSON who was unable to cover the debts. Linton was able to avoid bankruptcy (GRAYSON's fate) only by selling off most, if not all, of his inheritance. His sales began with 270 A., a third of a tract on Cockpit Point granted to his father in 1730. Then he mortgaged the 509 A. that his grandfather had patented in 1727, "together with all corn now growing on the plantation in Prince William and all wheat." Later he was forced to sell this land. Next he mortgaged sheep, cattle, hogs, horses, furnishings and 4 slaves. After these losses he was reduced to running an "ordinary " in Colchester.
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      http://www.pwcgov.org/library/relic/PDF/reliquary/PWR_4-2006.pdf

      Prince William Militia in the Prince William County Order Book for 1778-1779.
      second militia company was commanded by Captain John Linton in July 1778. His companyís officers were 1st Lieutenant Robert Warren, 2nd Lieutenant Samuel Love and Ensign William Linton

      John Linton was a former sergeant in Colonel Graysonís Additional Continental Regiment, on March 5, 1777. He was promoted to Sergeant Major in October 1777, to Ensign in November 1777 and 2nd Lieutenant in April 1778. He resigned his commission as a Lieutenant in Graysonís Regiment in March 1778. He returned to Prince William and remained as a captain of a county militia company until April 1779, when he was appointed a cornet in the 3rd Continental Dragoons. He was promoted to
      a lieutenant in this company in May 1780. In November 1782, he transferred to Baylorís Consolidated Regiment of Dragoons and served until the end of the war. He died in 1824.

      In July 1779, Captain Robert Warren was selected to replace Captain John Linton who had resigned to accept an appointment as cornet in the 3rd Continental Dragoons three months before in April 1779.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber M; 1749 - 1752; pp 221-222
      BE IT KNOWN unto all persons whom these presents may in any wise concern that I JOHN LINTON the Younger of the Parish of Dettingen in the County of Prince William Son of WILLIAM LINTON late of the sd County deced do by these presents acknowledge to have received of BENJAMIN GRAYSON of the said Parish & County Four negro slaves & Thirty pounds Cum, money of Virga. together with the thirds of all the lands and Tenements of which my said Father WILLIAM LINTON died seized (except the third part of the River Plantation) in full satisfaction of my part of the Estate to me belonging of my said Father or becoming due to me in any maner for which I do hereby hold myself paid, In Witness whereof JOHN LINTON hath set his hand and affixed his wale this 27th day of Novr. in the year one thousand seven hundred & fifty one in presence of FOUSHEE TEBBS, JOHN LINTON
      LEWIS RENO
      At a Court contd. and held for the County of Prince William the twenty sixth day of November in the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty one This Deed was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and admitted to record
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber P; 1761 - 1764; pp 108-114
      THIS INDENTURE made the 24th and 25th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty one Between JOHN LINTON and BETTY his Wife of the County of Prince William of one part and ELIJAH WICKLIFF of the said County of other part Witnesseth that for the sum of Eighty pounds current money they the said JOHN LINTON and BETTY his Wife have sold unto said ELIJAH WICKLIFF his heirs and assigns forever All that plantation and parcel of land and Marsh containing Two hundred &Seventy acres being in the said County of Prince William on the POTOMACK RIVER including COCK PITT POINT MARSH joining the lands of GEORGE BRETT, ROBERT WICKLIFF, ARTHUR BLAND, HOSSINGTONs PATENT, WILLIAM ELLZEY and the POTOMACK RIVER and is part of a parcel of land granted from the PROPRIETORS OFFICE unto MARK CHELTON & WILLIAM LINTON for Seven hundred and fifty acres of Marsh bearing date the 26th day of March one thousand seven hundred and Thirty (the said WILLIAM LINTON being Father to the said JOHN LINTON party to these presents and Survived MARK CHILTON the Partner) Together with all houses and profits thereof To Have and To Hold the said land and premises to the said ELIJAH WICKLIFF his heirs and assigns and the said JOHN LINTON and his Wife BETTY freely discharged and kept harmlesi against all former Executions made by said JOHN LINTON and BETTY his Wife and by WILLIAM LINTON the Father to the said JOHN and by their heirs. In Witness whereof said JOHN LINTON and BETTY his Wife have set their hands & Seals
      in presence of FRANS TRIPLETT, JOHN LINTON
      JAMAS TRIPLETT, JOHN HEDGES BETTY LINTON
      SPENCE GRAYSON
      At a Court continued and held for Prince William County the 25th day of August 1761 This Release together with the Receipt from JOHN LINTON and BETTY his Wife was proved by the oaths of JAMES TRIPLETT, FRANCIS TRIPETT and JOHN HEDGES three of the witnesses thereto and the same were admitted to record
      GEORGE the Third to DANIEL McCARTY, BENJAMIN GRAYSON & HECTOR ROSS gent of the County of FAIRFAX Greeting. Know ye that we trusting to your Fedility in privately examining BETTY LINTON Wife of JOHN LINTON gent. of your County touching her consent to execute certain Deeds of Lease and Release to ELIJAH WICKLIFF and in receiving the acknowledgement of the said BETTY LINTON her consent being first given her Examination and acknowledgement thereupon to the Justices of our County Court of Prince William on the first Monday in August next you shall distinctly return and Certify to this Writ annexed Witness JOHN GRAHAM Clerk of our said Court the 25th day of June in the third year of our Reign 1763
      JOHN GRAHAM
      FAIRFAX SS. Pursuant to the within order We HECTOR ROSS and BENJAMIN GRAYSON Gent Justices for the County aforesaid have privately examined BETTY LINTON touching her free consent in the relinquishing of her right of Dower in the within Land, We hereby Certify that the said BETTY doth acknowledge the same without threats or compulsion. Given under our hands this 15th day of July 1763.
      Truly Recorded
      H ROSS
      BENJ. GRAY
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deed Book X, 1787-1791, pp 237-239
      THIS INDENTURE made this (blank) in year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & Eighty nine Between JOHN LINTON & BETTY his Wife of County of Prince William of one part & WILLIAM DAVIS JUNR. of County afd. of other part; Witnesseth that JOHN LINTON & BETTY his Wife for the sum of Nine thousand weight of Crop Tobacco to them in hand paid by WILLIAM DAVIS by these presents doth bargain & sell unto WILLIAM DAVIS JUNR, his heirs a right & title of One hundred & twenty acres of land be the same more or less lying on both sides of the Main Run of OCCOQUAN RIVER in County afd. it being the third part of a greater tract of Three hundred & sixty acres of land taken up & Patented by & between WM. BLAND, JAMES BLAND & FRANCIS STONE in the year of our Lord 1711 as by the Pattent from the Proprietors Office may appear; And afterwards in the year of our Lord 1718 was divided by said WM, BLAND, JAMES BLAND & FRANCIS STONE into three parts whereof this part hereby demised is the middle part & was sold by JAMES BLAND in the year 1727 to JOHN LINTON SENR, and is bounded Beginning at a marked red Oak being a corner tree of the greater tract whereof this is a part and standing on the North side of OCCOQUAN & from thence by a line of marked trees to the Main Run, then down sd Run of OCCOQUAN to a marked Bush standing on the Run side, thence crossing the Run to a marked Hickory, thence up a Branch to the back line of sd greater tract, this line deviding it from WM. BLANDs PATH, then along the back line till you meet with a line of marked trees intersecting sd back line which line of marked trees is a part of the dividing lines between the part hereby demised and FRANCIS STONEs part, thence along said line to a white Oak by the afd. Run, thence crossing the Run to a marked Sycamire tree at the mouth of a Branch, thence up the Branch to a marked Poplar being a line tree of sd greater tract and being likewise the end of the dividing lines between the tract hereby demised & FRANCIS STONEs part & from thence to the beginning; Together with all houses woods profits & appurtenances belonging; To have and to hold the sd Hundred & twenty acres of land with the appurtinances unto WILLIAM DAVIS JUNR. his heirs free and clear of and from all manner of and other incumbrances whatsoever; In Witness whereof JOHN LINTON and BETTY his Wife hath hereunto set their hands & seals the day & year first above written. Signed Sealed and delivered in presents of
      JAMES TRIPLETT, JOHN LINTON
      THOMAS his mark / DOWELL BETTY LINTON
      At a Court held for Prince William County the first day of June 1789
      This Deed of Bargain & sale with receipt thereon from JOHN LINTON to WILLIAM DAVIS was acknowledged and admitted to Record
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      1756-1761 Frederick County MD Liber F Land Records. {Patricia Abelard Andersen} Pg 615-617. John Musgrove recorded 12 Dec. 1758, made 2 Dec. 1758 between John Plummer of FC, for 20pcm MD, tract of land called "Treed Land," in the fork of the Hawlings River, on a small draft on the east side thereof, that runs into Hawlings River, a draft of Paluxent River, by surveyors certifIcate containing 40 acres. Signed John Plummer before David Lynn, David Carlisle, Chas Jones. Receipt. At the same time came John Linton [sic] and his wife Martha, and released their right of dower. AF & duty paid.

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