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

Hugh Conn

Male 1723 - 1772  (48 years)


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  • Name Hugh Conn 
    Born 1 Dec 1723  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Jun 1772  Loudoun County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18249  Tree1
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2021 

    Father Hugh Rev. Conn,   b. 1685, Magilligan, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1752, Bladensburg, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Jeane MNU Conn,   b. Bef 1707,   d. Bef 1748, Bladensburg, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 41 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1723  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11413  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Eleanor Wilcoxon,   b. 14 May 1729, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 27 Jul 1754, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years) 
    Married Abt 1745  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jane Conn,   b. Abt 1746, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F6614  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Trammell,   b. 1735, Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1803, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 1757  Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hugh Conn,   b. Aft 1757, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Josias Conn,   b. Aft 1757, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Ruth Conn,   b. Aft 1757, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Gerrard Trammell Conn,   b. Aft 1757, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Jane Conn,   b. Aft 1757, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Thomas Wilcoxon Conn,   b. 15 Apr 1765, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1833, St. Charles County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F12271  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Hugh Conn's Will.........Loudoun County, VA.............Liber B Page 14

      In the Name of God Amen I Hugh Conn of Loudoun County being of Sound mind & Memory thanks be given to Almighty God for the same I make and explain this to be my last Will and Testament in manner & form following first of all that my Just Debts be paid--Second, that Garrd Trammell Sen. Thomas Lewis If he will Stand, if not, my Wife Mary Conn to be the Executors of this my last will & Testament. Thirdly, That my wife is to have the Benefit of all my personal Estate except Ben--fourthly--that after my Personal Estate is appraised exclusive of Stock, the Wheat and Tobacco to be taken an account of, whatever the Amount is my young Children when they arrive at the Age of Eighteen Years Receive the Benefit of it in proportion to the Number of Children--fifthly--that my son Hugh have Twelve Pounds & my Daughter Ruth Forty Shillings after my Negroe Ben is Sold which I will shall be done to pay my Debts. Sixthly that there is a Child named Garrd Trammell shall have one shilling--Seventhly that my oldest Son Josias have one Shilling--Eighthly--that my Son named Coxon Conn have One shilling.

      Witness our hands November 11th, 1771 Hugh Conn (Seal)
      James Jenkins Sen (X) his mark
      Anne Thrift her A mark
      Cornell Eliot

      At a court held for Loudoun County the 22 day of June 1772 This last will and Testament of Hugh Conn Dec'd was proved by the Oath of Anne Thrift a Witness thereto of ___to be Recorded and on the motion of Garrard Trammell the Executor therein Named Certificate is granted him for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form they having sworn to the same and given oath and Security according to Law

      Teste Charles Binnz Esq.

      File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by:
      Ruth Ryan ===
      Hugh CONN was born about 1723 in Prince Georges County, MD. He was married to Mary TRAMMELL about 1760 in Fairfax County, Virginia and they lived near Difficult Run (Cameron parish) in Loudoun County, Virginia. He ran a ferry across the Potomac River just above Great Falls. He signed a will in 1771 and died in 1772 in Loudoun County.

      Mary TRAMMELL died after 1786. She was named in her father's (Gerrard Trammell) will written in 1786. Children were:

      48 i. Samuel CONN.
      ii. Ruth CONN.
      iii. Gerrard Trammell CONN appeared on the census in 1782 in Fairfax County, Virginia. He also appeared on the census in 1810 in Washington, District of Colombia.
      iv. Coxon CONN.
      v. Thomas CONN appeared on the census between 1810 and 1820 in Bullitt County, Kentucky. He died about 1835. He owned property near Otter Creek in Madison Co. from 1797 until 1800. He owned property on Plum Creek and Floyd's Fork in Jefferson County, Kentucky in 1800 and sold it in 1807. This property is now in Bullitt County, Kentucky.
      vi. John CONN was born between 1761 and 63. He died in 1840/41. He appeared on the 1800 and 1810 censuses in Jefferson County, Kentucky.
      vii. Edmund CONN was born in 1765 in Loudoun County, Virginia. He died on 7 Nov 1825 in Bradenburg, Meade County, Kentucky. He also appeared on the 1800 and 1810 censuses in Jefferson County, Kentucky.
      viii. Mary "Polly" CONN.

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      CONN, HUGH., Prince George's County, Descenting Minister. 4 Mar. 1748; 26 Aug. 1752
      To eld. son Hugh Conn, 100 A. tract "Joseph Park," where he is seated, on the north side of Rock Creek.
      Balance to 7 remaining children.
      To 2nd son James Conn, 100 A. of aforementioned tract bet. his bro. Hugh Conn's land, and the land where I have a quarter,
      To 3rd son John Conn, pt. of tract "Hudson's Range," lying on both sides of the Beaver Dam, southeast and northwest, and reaching from a branch called Fits Branch, to Dr. Haswell's dwelling plantation, containing bet. 200 or 300 A.
      To 4th son George Conn, 200 A., dwelling plantation lying northwest of Fits Branch, and to be made up of that tract called "Hudson's Range", and the upper end of a tract I lately bought of William Thornton, called "William and Ann."
      To 5th son Samuel Conn, 100 A. of tract called 'Joseph Park," where I have a quarter.
      To son Joseph Conn, dwelling plantation; If It so happens that I am dec'd. before son Joseph Conn comes to age, then it Is my will that son James Conn, to whom I gave his dividend of land at Rock Creek, shall come and inherit my now dwelling plantation, at the eastern branch, and the inheritance I gave him at Rock Creek, shall be given to his bro. Joseph Conn. This change I make upon the account of my younger children, confiding in son James Conn, for his faithfulness to his younger bros. and sisters.
      If either of the 3 sons mentioned: Hugh,, James or Samuel Conn, shd, die before they Inherit the tract "Joseph's Park", then their particular dividend of same to the survivors.
      If either of the 3 sons: John, George or Joseph Conn, to whom tracts, "Hudson's Range", "White Taskington," and "Wm. and Ann" is left to, shd. die before they come to Inherit, then their dividend of land shall be applied to the survivors.
      To dau. Anne Conn, slaves.
      To dau, Elizabeth Conn, slaves,
      Balance to 7 children; 5 sons and 2 daus.
      Sons James, George and John, exs.
      Wit: James Edmondston, Thos. Cleland, David Ross,
      memorandum: The opposition of James Edmondston, witness, is carried to page 460. 28.384
      ===
      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1752-1757; Liber NN {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 84. At the request of Hugh Conn, Eleanor Conn and Jane Conn the following Lease was recorded November 28, 1752
      Indenture made October 5, 1752; Benedict Calvert, Esq, of the City of Annapolis in consideration of the rents and covanents hereafter mentioned hath granted to farm let unto Hugh Conn, Eleanor Conn and Jane Conn all that tract called "Seaman's Delight" lying in PGCo for and during their natural lives paying yearly the rent of 1200 pounds of net and every way conditioned tobacco prized into a hogshead at some convenient landing on the Potomack at or before the last day of April. And futher within 7 years plant a fenced orchard with 150 apple trees. Signed Benedict Calvert in the presence of Richard Burdus, Thomas Johnson Jr., and acknowledged before John Darnall
      ===
      Provincial Court Land Records, 1749-1756
      Volume 701, Page 489

      This Indenture made on the twenty Seventh day of July in the Year
      of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and fifty four Between Hugh
      Conn of Prince Georges County Planter of the one part and Thomas
      Wilcoxon of Prince Georges County Planter of the other Part Whereas
      the said Thomas Wilcoxon did in May Term last Past before the Date
      hereof upon a Writ of Entry Sur Disseisin en le post recover by Common
      Recovery against the said Hugh Conn One hundred Acres of Plantable
      Land lying and being on the North side of Rock Creek in Frederick County
      being Part of a Tract of Land Called Joseph Park Devised unto him
      by the last Will and Testament of Hugh Conn his late Father
      Deceased with the Appurtenances thereunto belonging as in and by the said
      Recovery remaining of Record in the Provincial Court of the Province of
      Maryland at Annapolis Relation being thereunto had may more fully
      appear Now this Indenture witnesseth and it is hereby declared that the
      true Intent and Meaning of the said Hugh Conn and of all the Parties
      to the said Recovery and to these Presents was before and at the time of
      the said Recovery and yet is for touching and Concerning the said Land
      and Premisses with the Appurtenances and every Part thereof whereof
      the said Recovery was had and Executed as aforesaid That the said Recovery
      and the Execution thereof should and shall be and Enure and be
      Construed Adjudged deemed and taken to be and enure and are hereby
      Covenanted Granted agreed and declared and the true Intent and Meaning
      of the Parties to these Presents is that the said Land and Premisses so as
      aforesaid Recovered shall be and Enure and shall be Construed Esteemed
      adjudged and taken to be and Enure ^and are declared to have been intended to be and enure^ to the only Proper Use and behoof
      of the said Thomas Wilcoxon his Heirs and Assigns for Ever and to no
      other Use Intent or Purpose whatsoever In Witness Whereof the
      Parties to these Presents have hereunto Interchangeably set their
      hands and affixed their Seals the day & Year first above written
      Signed Sealed & Delivered Hugh Conn seal
      In Presence of Tho.s Wilcoxon seal
      John Hepburn On the back of the aforegoing Deed was
      John Wilcoxon thus Endorsed Viz.t
      George Summers 1754 July 27.th Rec.d of Tho.s Wilcoxon five
      Shill.s Current Money in full Consideration
      for the within Land & Premisses
      Test John Hepburn Hugh Conn

      On the 27.th day of July 1754 Hugh Conn and Thomas Wilcoxon the
      Parties in the within written Deed Indented named personally
      came and appeared before me the underwritten One of the Right
      Honourable the Lord Proprietary that now is his Justices of the Provincial
      Court of Maryland and did acknowledge the same Deed to be
      their Act and Deed by them executed to and for the Uses and Purposes
      therein mentioned and Declared and also Came Elenor the Wife of
      the said Hugh Conn who being privately Examined out of the Hearing
      of her Husband did willingly and freely acknowledge the within
      Deed and give up her Right of Dower of the Land and Premisses
      within mentioned and without being induced thereto by fears or
      threats of or ill Usage by her Husband or fear of his Displeasure In
      Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand the Day and Year
      first above written John Hepburn

      August the 15.th 1754 Received of Thomas Wilcoxon the Sum
      of Four Shillings Sterling as an Alienation fine on the within mentioned
      One hundred Acres of Land by Order of Edward Lloyd Esq.r Agent
      of the Right Honourable the Lord Propry of Maryland
      Recorded Sept.r 7.th 1754 P John Darnall
      ===
      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1752-1757; Liber NN {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 486. At the request of George Conn, the following Mortgage was recorded October 14, 1756
      I Hugh Conn, planter, in consideration of 24 pounds sterling and divers other good causes and considerations me hereunto especially moving paid by George Conn, planter, have sold Negroes; Ben, Charles, Bett and Mulatto girl Nan, and one black mare, and all and singular the household stuff and implements, moveables being in or about the dwelling house of me and specified in a certain schedule hereunto annexed. In witness I have hereunto set my hand and seal this October 6, 1756, Hugh Conn in the presence of John Contee, John Wilcoxon
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      Name: Shirley Middleton Moller
      Email: shirleymoller@verizon dot net
      Note:
      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller
      Transcribed from Mortgage Deed exactly as it reads.

      PGLR NN.486

      At the Request of George Conn the following Mortgage was recorded Octr 14th 1756
      To all to whom these Presents shall come I Hugh Conn of Prince Georges County Planter
      Greeting Know ye that I Hugh Conn for & in Consideration of the Sum of Twenty four Pounds Sterling and diverse other causes and Considerations me hereunto especially moving have bargained sold released granted & confirmed & by these presents do bargain sell release grant & confirm unto George Conn of Prince Georges County afd Planter one Negro Man called Bon one Negro Boy called Charles one Negro Girl named Bett & one Molatto Girl called Nan and one Black Mare together with all & singular the Houshold Stuff Implements & Moveables being in or about the Dwelling House of me the said Hugh Conn in Prince Georges County afd contained and specified in a certain Schedule hereunto annexed & Subscribed by the proper Hand of me the said Hugh Conn To have & to hold the said Negroes Mare Goods Chattles Houshold Stuff Implements & Moveables unto the said George Conn & his Assigns forever freely quietly peaceably & entirely without any Contradiction Claim Disturbance or Hindrance of any Person whatsoever and without any Account to me or any other whomsoever to be made answered or hereafter to be rendered so that neither I the said Hugh Conn nor any other for me or in my Name any Right Title Interest or Demand of in to or for the said Negroes Mare Houshold Stuff Goods Chattles Implements & Moveables or any Part or Parcel thereof ought to expect challenge claim or demand at any Time or Times hereafter But from all Action Right Estate Title Claim Demand Possession & Interest thereof shall be wholly bared & excluded by Virtue of these Presents And I the said Hugh Conn the my Heirs Exrs & Administrators all & singular the afd Negroes Mare Goods Houshold Stuff Implements & Moveables to the said George Conn his Executors & Administrators against all People will warrant & for ever defend by these presents of which Negroes Mare Goods & Chattles Houshold Stuff Implements & Moveables I the afd Hugh Conn have put the said George Conn in full & peaceable Possession by giving & delivering of Which I gave & delivered to the said George Conn at the Sealing & Delivery of these Presents In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this sixth day of Oct 1756 Signed Hugh Conn
      Sealed & delivered in the Presence of Jno Contee John Wilcoxon

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