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

James Conn

Male 1725 - 1798  (72 years)


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  • Name James Conn 
    Born 16 Oct 1725  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Mar 1798  Berkeley County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I21165  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 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 Ruth Isaac,   b. 1744, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1793, Berkeley County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 50 years) 
    Married Abt 1760  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F13874  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Young,   b. 1729, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1759, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 1751  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eleanor Conn,   b. 4 May 1752, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Jean Conn,   b. 24 Dec 1753, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1853, Adair County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)  [natural]
     3. William Young Conn,   b. 22 Mar 1755, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1837, Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F13876  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Prince George's County, St. John's and Prince George Parishes Maryland State Census 1776, pg 52
      James Conn, 50: 16: 3
      Ruth Conn, 32: 24: 15: 11: 5
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      ELSON, JOANNA, Prince George's County, midwife. 23 July 1774 27 Nov. 1774
      To son Archabald Elson, ex., tract "Turkey Flight Enlarged, 167 acres.
      To daus : Rachel Davis and Mary Elson, wife of Richard Elson, wearing apparel, equally.
      To 3 children: Archabald, Richard Elson and Rachel Davis, residue of personal estate equally.
      Wit: Rich'd. Isaac; James Conn; Isaac Fowler. 40. 39
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      Joanna Ellson 7.49 D PG £158.14.0 Dec 29 1775
      Sureties: Richard Isaac, James Conn.
      Legatees (daughters): Rachel Davis, Mary Elson.
      Residue to 3 children: Richard, Archibald, Rachel.
      Executor: Mr. Archibald Elson.
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      SHAW, WILLIAM, JR., Prince George's Co. 28 Oct, 1759 26 Dec, 1759
      Wife: Henrietta.
      Children: Josiah, William and Zackaziah.
      Tracts: "Brother's Choice" In Frederick County, on Beaver Dam Branch.
      Extx: Henrietta Shaw,
      wit: James Wilson, John Ferguson, Nathaniel Pope. 30,849
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      William Shaw 3.117 D PG £265.0.10 Sep 28 1761
      Sureties: James Conn, Nathaniel Pope.
      Distribution to: Widow (unnamed, 1/3). Residue to children (unknown to this Office, equally).
      Executrix: Henrietta Shaw.
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      Hugh Con 35.51 A PG £617.2.9 £39.16.5 Aug 28 1753
      A second inventory is cited in the amount of £123.4.3.
      Payments to: Benjamin Levy, John Tyson, Thomas Con, Jane Martin, Lord Baltimore paid to Samuel Beale, Jr. per Mr. John Darnall, Lord Baltimore paid to Samuel Beale, Jr. per Mr. Christopher Lowndes, Mr. George Gordon (of Frederick County) paid to Robert Peter, Mr. Peter Dent paid to Mr. John Cooke, Daniel Dulany, Esq. paid to John Cooke, John Cooke, Esq., Joseph Shean, Samuel Beall for Josiah Beall (of Frederick County).
      Executors: James Con, George Con, John Conn.
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      Prince George's County, Wills Liber T #1.22
      RICHARD ISAAC of Prince George's County
      09/29/1791; 06/25/1792
      To dau Ruth Conn wife of James Conn 100 acres of land 50 acres of which is called Martins Fancy and the other 50 acres is land called Isaacs Park and to be taken out of the latter tract on the north side of a road that leads from testator's house to Martins Fancy.
      To dau Elizabeth Jones wife of Joseph Jones to have 40 acres of land whereon she now lives being pt of a tract called Isaacs Addition lying on the Paint Branch & to have the sum of 30 pounds.
      Son Jacob Isaac to have testator's rifle and wearing apparel.
      Dau Sarah Conn wife of George Conn to have the sum of 30 pounds.
      Dau Alice Church wife of Jonathan Church to have the sum of 30 pounds.
      Wife Sarah Isaac to have the rest and residue of the estate both real and personal for her natural life or widowhood.
      Daus Martha Isaac Rachel Isaac Jemima Isaac and Carolina Matilda Isaac at widow's decease or remarriage to divide the residue of the estate both real and personal between them including land, Negroes, stock, household furniture, plantation utensils, and crops of tobacco, corn, fodder, wheat, and rye.
      My four daughters are named executrixes of the will
      Signed Sealed & Delivered
      in the presence of
      Robert Orme
      Archibald Elson
      Josiah W. Selby
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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," [sic Whitlaintine] 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
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1759-1763; Liber RR {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 160. At the request of James Conn the following Indenture was recorded September 23, 1761
      Indenture made September 10, 1761; between James Conn, planter of one part and John Tolson, planter of the other part. Whereas for the docking, barring and extinguishing all estates tail and reversions thereon in the lands herein after mentioned, the said John Tolson as demand and did heretofore at the request cost and charges of the aforesaid James Conn prosecute and sue out of his Lordships High Court of Chancery a writ of entry sur Disseism on lepost against the said James Returnable to the Provincial Court at Annapolis on the 2nd Tuesday of this Instant September Whereby John Tolson did demand all that part of a tract of plantable land called "Hudsons Range" containing 100 acres and beginning at the northwest bounded tree of land laid out for Christopher Thompson; and also part of another tract called "Whitlaintine" containing 100 acres and beginning by the side of the Eastern branch of Potomack River. And the said John Tolson did by the court recovered his seizem against James Conn. Now this indenture witness that for the settling and declaring the intent and use of the said recovery and in consideration of 5 shillings current money paid by James Conn to John Tolson, it is hereby covenanted granted and agreed and declared between the parties that the common recovery in the execution thereof is hereby declared to stand for the only proper use and behold of James Conn. Signed James Conn, John Tolson in the presence of J. Rogers, William Rawlings and acknowledged before John Darnall
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1759-1763; Liber RR {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 184. At the request of Hugh Wilson the following Deed was recorded December 12, 1761
      Indenture made December 7, 1761; James Conn, planter in consideration of 108 pounds sterling paid by Hugh Wilson, weaver, has sold part of a tract called "Hudsons Range", burial place excepted, containing 100 acres and beginning at the north west bound tree of a tract laid out for Christopher Lowndes; also part of "Whitlaugton" [sic "Whitlaintine"] containing 100 acres and beginning on the side of the Eastern Branch of Potomack River. Signed James Conn in the presence of and acknowledged before Mordecai Jacob, Christopher Lowndes and at the same time Ruth Conn w/o James Conn relinquished her right of dower
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1774-1780; Liber CC 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 437. At the request of Adam Craig the following Deed was recorded March 25, 1778
      Indenture made February 6, 1778; George Conn and James Conn, planters in virtue of and act of assembly concerning estates tail and in consideration of 427 pounds 10 shillings currency paid by Adam Craig, taylor has sold part of a tract called "Hudsons Range" and containing 171 acres and bounded by Titts Branch. Signed George Conn, James Conn in the presence of and acknowledged before Christopher Lowndes, Richard Henderson and at the same time Sarah conn wife of George Conn relinquished her right of dower
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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller
      PGLR CC2.533
      22 Oct 1778
      To: Peter Carnes of PG Co.
      From: James Conn of PG Co.
      For the sum of one hundred & forty three pounds common current money that tract or parcel of Land being part of a Tract of land Originally called Lows point, but now Called the Wm & Ann, lying in PG County, adjoining a tract Called Whitelacking; containing and now laid out for fifty one acres more or less. Signed James Conn; Wit. Joshua Beall, James Beck. Deed ack by James Conn and Ruth wife of James Conn. Recorded 28 Nov 1778
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      1651-1714 Prince George's County MD rent rolls Vol 2
      300a .. 12... WHITANTINE Surveyed: 03/0 1/ 1685
      Surveyed for Christopher Thompson lying on the east side of the eastern branch of the Potomac
      River.
      Possessors:
      Christopher Thompson 200 acres
      William Thompson 100 acres
      (now called "Brother's Gift'')

      Conveyances & Re-surveys:

      01/10/1721 Hugh Conn from Christopher Thompson 100 acres
      05/18/1730 John Thompson from William Thompson 100 acres
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1791-1793; Liber JRM 1 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 458. At the request of Richard Isaac Wilkes Conn the following Deed was recorded February 1, 1793
      James Conn of Berkeley County, Virginia in consideration of 10 pounds and the love and affection he has for his son Richard Isaac Wilkes Conn has sold all his right of tenacy of a PGCo tract called "Martains Fancy" ["Martins Fancy"] containing 50 acres and "Isaacs Park" containing 50 acres which was bequeathed by Richard Isaac in his will to his daughter Ruth Isaac. In witness whereof I have subscribed my name and affixed my seal this October 12, 1792, James Conn in the presence of Cato Moore, Margaret Moore, Hew Moore, Peggy Moore
      December 31, 1792; for valuable consideration I do hereby assign unto Samuel Snowden all my right to the aforesaid lands. Signed Richard I.W. Conn
      Test; Samuel Snowden, Jr., Basil McNew
      ===
      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1793-1794; Liber JRM 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 179. At the request of Samuel Snowden the following Deed was recorded August 28, 1793
      Indenture made March 14, 1793; James Conn and Ruth Conn his wife of Berkeley County, Virginia in consideration of 175 pounds current money paid by Samuel Snowden of PGCo has sold part of a PGCo tract called "Martins Fancy" containing 50 acres; and an adjoining part of a tract called "Isaacs Park" containing 50 acres. Signed James Conn, Ruth Conn (and relinquished her right of dower) in the presence of and acknowledged before William Good, Thomas Crampton (JPs of Washington County, Maryland and certified by Elie Williams, clerk)

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