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

Onesiphorus Dameron

Male Bef 1700 - 1762  (> 62 years)


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  • Name Onesiphorus Dameron  [1
    Born Bef 1700  Great Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Feb 1762  Great Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I115150  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Father Samuel Dameron,   b. Bef 1660, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Female Harvey,   b. Bef 1690, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F45626  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Onesiphorus Dameron,   b. Bef 1740, Great Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1782, Great Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years)
     2. Isaac Dameron,   b. Bef 1740, Great Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1762, Great Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 24 years)
     3. Maurice Dameron,   b. Bef 1740, Great Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1762, Great Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 24 years)
     4. Edmond Dameron,   b. Bef 1740, Great Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1762, Great Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 24 years)
     5. Abraham Dameron,   b. Bef 1740, Great Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1762, Great Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 24 years)
     6. Jacob Dameron,   b. Bef 1740, Great Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1762, Great Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 24 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F46638  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1758-1762 Record Book #5; Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 494
      Dameron, Onesephorus, of Great Wiccocomoco Parish W. W. 4 June 176? W. P. 8 February 1762
      Wife-real and personal estate during her widowhood.
      To son Isaac-my land and plantation whereon I now live after marriage or death, one of my best feather beds his mothers mar and furniture, and one large young heifer after his mothers marriage.
      To son Maurice Dameron-one of my next best feather beds and furniture.
      To son Edmond-one of my best cows and calf, and one new chest.
      To son Jacob-one feather bed and furniture, and tableupstairs. Rest of estate to be equally divided among six of my sons namely Thomas, Onesephorus, Edmond, Maurice, Abraham, and Jacob Dameron.
      Friend William Angel executor.
      Witness: Hopkins Harding, John Swanson, and Onesephorus Dameron.
      ===

      ONESIPHOROUS DAMERON, Will 1762, of Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, Va. married possibly a daughter of Maurice Jones, as a son was named Maurice, but no proof has been found of this.

      As noted in the section on Onesipherous Dameron, his mother must have been connected with Onesephorus Harvey, as in the latter,s will, 1732, he says, "Item, I give to Onesephorous Dameron Junr. one cow and calf," This was in Lancaster County, Virginia, adjoining Northumberland,

      Onesipherous Dameron must be the son of Samuel, as he remained in Wicomico Parish, whereas the other possibility, Lawrence, Jr., had land in the upper part of Northumberland in St, Stephens Parish. I had thought this land was in Westmoreland County, but according to Lucy Brown Beale it was in what is now St. Stephens* Parish, Northumberland. It seems possible to me that the land might have overlapped as there was usually a question of borders between new counties and it would be hard to trace an exact boundary line there. In any case, I found in Westmoreland the will of Samuel Damourvell, 1723, spelled thus by Fothergill and Damavarell by Crozier, showing theoriginal was hard to read.
      In reading early script, the "v" and "r" are often almost identical and hard to tell apart. Lawrence Dameron was spelled "Damourell" at times in the Northumberland court records. This will said "To son Samuel 6 negroes and 200 acres of land in Stafford Co,, dau, Magdalene Rust 100 acres of land in Stafford; dau. Elizabeth Harrison, 110 acres of land in Stafford, wife Hannah, 2 negroes, 2 horses, 2 beds and furniture," This might be a Samuel Dameron, Jr. or Sr.

      We find no mention of either Lawrence Jr. nor Samuel in the will of Lawrence
      Dameron , which was so mutilated as not to be sure how many children he had. We
      know he had a good deal of land in upper Northumberland but the will does not
      indicate who inherited any of it, though we know Bartholomew and George were
      given half each of the Peter Knight grant in Wicomico Parish, lower Northumberland,
      === witness
      1758-1762 Record Book #5; Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 321
      Chilton, Andrew, of Wicoocomoco Parish
      W. W. 18 October 1760---W. P. 9 February 1761
      To wife Mary Chilton-use of four negroes Samson, Jack, Diner, and Jane, during her natural life.
      My cart and oxen not to be moved from my plantation.
      To my wife Mary Chilton-her choice of beds and furniture, all the corn, meat, and half the crop of tobacco that is on my plantation, and my riding horse and side saddle.
      To Jesse Hopkins commonly called and known by the name of Jesse Chilton-one bed and furniture, the next choice after my wifes.
      To son William Chilton-one feather bed and furniture, the third choice.
      To daughter Elizabeth Chilton-one bed and furniture, fourth choice.
      To Anna Hopkins commonly called and knowned by the name of Anna Chilton-one bed and furniture, fifth choice.
      To daughter Waddy-the use of three negroes during her life, that is Peter, Daniel, and Letty, and at her death, negro Peter to go to grandson, John Waddy, negro Daniel to grandson James Waddy, negro Letty to grandaughter Lucy Waddy.
      To Jesse Hopkins commonly called Jesse Chilton-land I bought of Lucy Bakerar, to him and his heirs lawfully begotten of his body, and for want of such heirs to my son. William Chilton.
      To son William Chilton-plantation whereon I now live to him and his heirs lawfully begotten of his body, and for want of such heirs to my daughter Elizabeth Chilton.
      To son William Chilton-my gun, sword, pistols, and all my wearing cloaths, shoemaker tools, and a share of tobacco and corn.
      To Jesse Hopkins commonly called Jesse Chilton-one gun.
      My desk and large looking glass shall not be carried out of my house but remain where it is.
      Rest of negroes that I have not given, to be equally divided between Jesse Hopkins commonly called Jesse Chilton, Anna Hopkins commonly called Anna Chilton, Mary Hudnall, my son William Chilton, and my daughter Elizabeth Chilton.
      Rest of my household furniture and stock to be equally divided between my wife, daughter Waddy, Jesse, Anna, Mary Hudnall, my son William, and my daughter Elizabeth.
      Son William Chilton to have his part of my estate at my death.
      Daughter Elizabeth shall have her part when she comes to the age of eighteen years or marriage.
      Wife Mary Chilton and friend. Elisha Betts executors.
      Witness: Richard Porter, Andrew Porter, and Oneseptirus Dameron.

  • Sources 
    1. [S816898] DAMERON-DAMRON GENEALOGY.

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