Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties
George Dement1743 - 1798 (55 years)
Name George Dement Birth 10 Jan 1743 Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Gender Male Death Apr 1798 West Liberty, Ohio County, Virginia Person ID I43016 Tree1 Last Modified 5 Jun 2023
Father William Dement, b. Bef 1709 d. 22 Feb 1765, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate (Age > 56 years) Relationship natural Mother Mary MNU Dement, b. Bef 1713, Charles County, Maryland d. Between 1752 and 1764, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland (Age > 39 years) Relationship natural Marriage Abt 1730 Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Family ID F11747 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family 1 Sarah Gordon, b. Bef 1749 Marriage 22 Feb 1765 Franklin County, Pennsylvania Family ID F26488 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 5 Jun 2023
Family 2 Jocasta Wealaxton, b. Abt 1747 d. Aft 1806, Ohio County, West Virginia (Age ~ 60 years) Marriage 9 Aug 1794 Ohio County, Virginia Family ID F26489 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 5 Jun 2023
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Jan. 10, 1742 - George Dement, son of William and Mary Dement, b. Jan. 10, 1742 at Trinity Parish, Charles Co., Md.
Source: Jourdan, Elise G., "Colonial Records of Southern Maryland," Page 2.
Feb. 22, 1765 - George Dement m. Sarah Gordon, dau. of George and Sarah Gordon, on Feb. 22, 1765 in Franklin Co., Pa.
Source: Holmes, Marilyn, "Dements Through the Ages," Vol. 1, Page 99.
Oct. 1768 - Jacob Funk of Frederick Co., Md. (wife Ann) to George Dement, for 1 shilling, lot in Jerusalem Town #8, 82 1/2 ft. by 231 ft., to pay annual rents.
Source: Frederick Co., Md. Land Records, Liber L, Page 548.
Comment: Jerusalem Town (now Funkstown) was in Frederick Co., Md. until 1776 when it became part of the new Washington Co., Md.
Oct. 1768 - Jacob Funk of Frederick Co., Md. (wife Ann) to George Dement, for 1 shilling, lot in Jerusalem Town No. 164, 82 1/2 ft. by 231 ft., to pay yearly rents.
Source: Frederick Co., Md. Land Records, Liber L, Page 550.
Nov. 1771 - Frederick Co., Md. Court. George DeMane [sic] is appointed Constable for the ensuing year for the Upper part of Antieatam Hundred.
Source: Western Maryland Genealogy, Vol. 18, No. 4, Oct. 2002, Page 208.
Sep. 1775 - George Dement was appointed by the Committee of Observation to carry the Association of Freemen to male residents in Upper Antietam Hundred on September 14, 1775 "and require their subscription to the same and make an exact account of those who sign and those that refuse with their reasons for refusing."
Source: Peden, Henry C., Jr., "Revolutionary Patriots of Washington County, Maryland, 1776-1783," Page 94.
Sep. 4, 1778 - George Dement of Ohio Co., Va., sells Lot 164 in Jerusalem Town, Washington Co., Md., to Godhart Stoffel? of Washington Co., Md., for 107/10.
Source: Washington Co., Md. Land Records, Liber A, Page 308-310.
Comment: This record shows that George Dement had moved to Ohio Co., Va., by Sep. 1778; no later records of him are found in Maryland. For the Ohio Co., Va. records of George Dement, see Holmes, Marilyn, "Dements Through the Ages," Vol. 1, Page 98-108. These records show (among other things) that:
--George m. his 2nd wife Jocasta Wealaxton on Aug. 9, 1794 in Ohio Co., Va.
--George died intestate in April 1798 at West Liberty, Ohio Co., Va.
--George is buried in the Dement Cemetery on the Benajah Dement farm near Wheeling.
--George's estate was administered by his widow Jocasta and eldest son William Dement. (letters of administration granted them by the Ohio Co., Va. Court on May 7, 1798.)
--Jocasta m. Ignatius Simms on Aug. 13, 1801 in Ohio Co., Va.
--George had 9 children, all by his 1st wife Sarah Gordon.
Jan. 12, 1780 - Benajah Dement, of Ohio Co., Va., farmer, appoints my trusted friend, Charles Howard, farmer, in Baltimore Co., Md., my lawful attorney and in my name to make over and deliver unto Samuel Mummy of Baltimore Co., Md., blacksmith, a certain tract of land known by the name of "Dements Enlargement" containing and laid out for 347 acres, it laying and being in Charles Co., Md., and likewise a small tract of land [not named] containing 13 acres with a mill set on it laying at the Beaver Dams on Piles Creek laying in the county aforesaid. I have received at the time of sealing and delivering this power of attorney of the aforesaid Samuel Mummy the sum of 6,000 pounds continental currency, the receipt of which I acknowledge and myself therewith fully and entirely contented and satisfied. Signed by Benajah Dement in Ohio Co., Va. Witnesses Caleb Owings, [brother] George Dement.
Source: Holmes, Marilyn, "Dements Through the Ages," Vol. 1, Page 63, citing "General Court of the Western Shore Land Records 1777-1783 MdHR 17,270-2 page 57."
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