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

Benjamin Finnell

Male 1745 - 1802  (57 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Finnell 
    Born 1745  Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1802  Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I40687  Tree1
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 

    Father William Finnell,   b. 1725, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1797, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Jane Porter,   b. Abt 1725, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1745  Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F601  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Carter,   b. Abt 1736, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1798, Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 25 Aug 1775  St. Thomas Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Reuben Finnell,   b. Abt 1765, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Robert Finnell,   b. 12 Sep 1776, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1841, Walton, Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [natural]
     3. Sarah Finnell,   b. 12 Sep 1781, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1825, Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [natural]
     4. Benjamin Finnell,   b. Mar 1785, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. James Finnell,   b. 22 Mar 1789, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1850, Walton, Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
     6. Nancy Finnell,   b. 12 Jan 1784, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1870, Fayette County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F406  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Marriage 1 Sarah Carter SLEET
      Married: 25 Aug 1775 in Orange County, Virginia
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      1768-1772 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 15; [Antient Press]; Page 7-8
      To all men .. I, ANN PORTER of Orange County .. good considerations .. moving .. give my granddaughter, ANN FINNELL, daughter of WILLIAM FINNELL .. Negro girl known by name of Nann .. if Ann Finnell should die .. give to Brother, WILLIAM FINNELL, and if he should die, give to my grandson, BENJAMIN FINNELL, son of my Daughter, Jane .. impower my son in law, JOHN GRIGSBY to take into his possession after my death .. til he or she shall be married or arrive at age 21 ..
      Recorded Orange County Ann (X) Porter
      27th October 1768.
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      1772-1778 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 16; [Antient Press]; Page 370-371
      Indenture 25 Aug 1775 between BENJAMIN FINNELL and SARAH SLEET whereas a Marriage is shortly to be Solemnized Sarah is seized of two female Slaves as her own proper Slaves .. in consideration of intended Marriage do mutually agree .. the aforesaid slaves and future increase remain for joint use of Benjamin and Sarah .. if leave issue by Benjamin if not to return to her other issues ..
      Presence: Hadley Head Benjamin Finnell
      Elizabeth Porter, Mary Porter Sarah Sleet
      Marriage Contract recorded 23rd November 1775
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      1778-1779 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book I; [Antient Press]; Page 183-185
      THIS INDENTURE made this 19th day of October 1778 Betwen RICHARD HAMTON of County of Culpeper and SUSANNAH his Wife of one part and BENJAMIN FINNELL of said County Witnesseth that the said Richard Hamton and Susannah his Wife for sum of Three hundred and Sixty eight pounds current money have sold unto Benjamin Finnill his heirs forever Three hundred and sixty eight acres bounded be-gining at four small white oaks on a ridge on the South of the PEIRSONS ROAD thence South to three pines on a ridge Corner to ROBERT MEDLEY thence with his line South to three small oaks in MAY BURTONs line near a small Plantation of JOHN BARNETTs thence with his line North to three white oaks on the North side of a Branch of GRYMESES RUN Corner to the said Burton thence with his line North to a white oak Corner to JACOB MEDLEY and JOHN TERRILL on a small Branch thence with Terrills line cross the LOST MOUNTAIN North to a large pine about ten poles from a Branch Corner to said Terrill thence North to the begining
      Presence of JOSEPH WOOD, Richard Hampton
      ROBERT ALCOCK, ZACHARIAS GIBBS, Susanna Hampton
      FRANCIS GIBBS, JOSEPH WOOD JUNIOR
      The Commonwealth of Virginia to JOSEPH WOOD and ROBERT ALCOCK Gent. Whereas Richard Hampton and Susanna his Wife have sold to Benjamin Finnell land in the County of Culpeper and Whereas the said Susanna cannot travel to our Court to make acknowledgement of the said conveyance we give you power to go to the said Susanna and examine her privily and when you have received her acknowledgement that you Certify us thereof in our said Court. Witness JOHN JAMESON Clk of our Court the 5 day of November in the third year of the Commonwealth.
      Pursuant to a Commission we Joseph Wood and Robt. Alcock two of the Commissioners therein mentioned went to Susanna Hampton who acknowledged the same in our presents privately and apart from her Husband that she was willing same be recorded this
      fifth day of November 1778. JOSEPH WOOD ROBERT ALCOCK
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 19th of October 1778
      This Indenture ordered to be recorded with the Dedimus & Certificate thereto annexed.

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      1778-1779 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book I; [Antient Press]; Page 400-404
      THIS INDENTURE made the 16th day of August 1779 Between AMBROSE MEDLEY and FRANCES his Wife of Parish of Brumfield and County of Culpeper of one part and JOSEPH SMITH of Parish and County aforesaid Witnesseth that said Ambrose Medley and Francis his Wife for sum Two hundred and twenty six pounds Fifteen shillings and seven pence half penney current money of Virginia path sold unto said Joseph Smith his heirs One hundred and two and one half acres of land in the Parish and County aforesaid and bounded begining at two red oaks Corner to BENJAMIN FINNELL thence North to a white oak Corner to said Benjamin Finnell in THOMAS SHELTONs line thence with Sheltons line South West to a Spanish oak Corner to said Thomas Shelton thence South to two posts Oaks Corner to FRANCIS GIBBS thence North to a Chusnut stake in Orchard thence North East to a hickory in Francis Gibbs line thence South to the Begining Ambrose Medley
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 16th day of August 1779
      This Indenture and Memorandum ordered to be recorded on the motion of the said Joseph Smith a dedimus is awarded for the private examination of said Frances which when returned with the Certificate thereon is ordered to be recorded.
      THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA to Gent. Greeting Whereas Ambrose Medley and Frances his Wife have sold land in County of Culpeper to Joseph Smith and Whereas the said Frances cannot travel to our County Court of Culpeper to make acknowledgement of the said conveyance we do give you power to personally go to the said Frances and examine her apart from her husband whether she doth the same freely and 'when you have received her acknowledgement that you Certifie us thereof in our said Court, Witness JOHN JAMESON Clerk the 16th day of August 1779 & fourth year of the Commonwealth.
      === land mentioned
      1778-1779 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book I; [Antient Press]; Page 404-407
      THIS INDENTURE made the first day of April 1771 Betwen AMBROSE MEDLEY of Parish of Brumfield in County of Culpeper and FRANKEY his Wife of one part and FRANCIS GIBBS of Parish and County aforesaid Witnesseth that Ambrose Medley and Frankey his Wife for sum Twenty three pounds Two and sixpence current money of Virginia hath granted unto the said Francis Gibbs his heirs forever land in the Parish and County aforesaid and being part of land that BENJAMIN FINNELL purchased of Ambrose Medley containing ten acres and a half bounded Begining at two box oaks in Francis Gibbs line thence South to a nother stake in the Orchard thence West to two red oaks in Francis Gibbses line . . Ambrose Medley
      THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA Gent. Whereas AMBROSE MEDLEY and FRANCIS his Wife have sold to Francis Gibbs land in the County of Culpeper and Whereas the said Frances cannot travil to our said Court of Culpeper to make acknowledgment of the said conveyance we do give you power to go to the said Francis and examine her apart from her husband whether she doth the same freely and is willing same shall be recorded in our County Court and when you have examined her as aforesaid that you Certifie us thereof in our said Court. Witness JOHN JAMESON Clerk the 16th of August 1779 and fourth year of the Commonwealth.
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 16th of August 1779
      This Indenture with the Memorandum thereon and a Commission award for the private Examination of said Frankey which when returned with Certificate is also ordered to be recorded.
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      1778-1779 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book I; [Antient Press]; Page 407-410
      THIS INDENTURE made this 16th of August 1779 Betwen AMBROSE MEDLEY and FRANCES his Wife of Parish of Brumfield and County of Culpeper of one part and BENJAMIN FINNELL of Parish and County aforesaid Witnesseth that said Ambrose Medley and Frances his Wife for sum of Two hundred and fifty pounds of good and Lawfull money of Virginia hath granted unto Benjamin Fennell his heirs One hundred and thirteen acres of land in the Parish and County aforesaid and bounded begining at a pine South to CHARLES BROOKING line thence South to the begining Ambrose Medley
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 16th of Augt 1779
      This Indenture with Memorandum and a Commission awarded for the private Examination of said Frankey which when returned is also ordered to be recorded.
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      1789-1790 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book P; [Antient Press]; Page 271-272
      THIS INDENTURE made this 24th day of October in year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & Eighty nine Between JOHN SAMPSON & ELIZABETH his Wife of County of Culpeper of one part and BENJAMIN FINNELL of aforesaid County of other part; Witnesseth that for the sum of One hundred and Sixty pounds current money of Virginia to said JOHN SAMPSON and ELIZABETH his Wife in hand paid, have bargained & sold unto BENJAMIN FINNELL his heirs a certain tractof land containing One hundred & sixty five acres lying in aforesaid county on the ROBINSON RIVER & bounded, Begining at a Red Bud & Poplar on South side of the Old River, thence up the same North twenty five West fifty four pole to a red Oak standing on North side of said River, thence North thirteen East two hundred & two pole to three red Oaks in the Plantation, thence North twenty, East one hundred & thirteen pole to a white & red Oak in CLOREs line, thence South eighty five East fifty eight pole to a red Oak on the top of the Mountain, thence sixteen West one hundred & twenty three pole to a Chesnut Oak on said Mountain, thence South six East one hundred & forty four pole to two Pines, thence to the begining; Together with all fences orchards and all other appurtenances belonging; To have & to hold the land & premises from all Incumbrances of mortgages dowers & reversions to the use of BENJAMIN FINNELL his heirs; As Witness our hands and seals the day & year above written
      Signed Sealed & Delivered in the presence of
      (no witnesses recorded) JOHN SAMPSON
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 21st day of December 1789
      This Indenture of Bargain & Sale from JOHN SAMPSON to BENJAMIN FINNELL was acknowledged by the said JOHN & ordered to be recorded
      Tests JOHN JAMESON, CI Cur
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      1788-1789 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book O; [Antient Press]; Page 334-337
      THIS INDENTURE made this 21st day of December in year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & Eighty nine Between BENJAMIN FINNELL & SARAH his Wife of County of Culpeper of one part and ELIAS CHELP of aforesaid County of other part; Witnesseth that in consideration of sum of One hundred & Sixty pounds current money of Virginia to them in hand paid have bargained & sold unto ELIAS CHELP his heirs a certain tract of land containing One hundred and Sixty five acres lying in foresaid County on the ROBINSON RIVER and bounded, Begining at a Red Bud & Poplar on South side of the Old River, thence up the same North 25 degrees West 54 poles to a red Oak standing on North side of said River, thence North 13 degrees East 202 poles to three red Oaks in the Plantation. thence North 20 degrees East 113 pole to a white & red Oak in CLOREs line, thence South 85 degrees East 58 pole to a red Oak on the top of the Mountain, thence South 16 degrees West 123 pole to a Chesnut Oak on said Mountain, thence South 6 degrees East 144 pole to two Pines, thence to the begining; Together with all fences houses and other appurtenances belonging; To have and to hold the aforesaid land and premises from all Incumbrances of Mortgages Dowers & Reversions and to the only use of said ELIAS CHELP his heirs, As Witness our hands & seals the day and year above written
      Sealed & Delivered in presence of
      WM. CHAPMAN 39; HENRY MILLER, BENJAMIN FINNELL
      BENJA: DICKEN, MARK FINKS SARAH CARTER FINELL
      The Commonwealth of Virginia to JAMES BARBOUR, HENRY HILL & WILLIAM CHAPMAN Gentlemen, Greeting, Whereas (the Commission for the privy Examination of SARAH CARTER, Wife of BENJAMIN FINNELL); Witness JOHN JAMESON Clerk of our said Court the 23rd day of December 1789 & in the 14th year of the Commonwealth
      Pursuant to the within Commission to us directed, we the Subscribers did personally go to the with named SARAH CARTER, Wife to the said BENJAMIN FINNELL & did examine her (the return of the execution of the privy Examination of SARAH CARTER FINNELL); Certifyed
      under our hands & seals this 4th day of January 1790 H. HILL
      WM. CHAPMAN 39
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 15th day of February 1790
      This Indenture of Bargain & Sale from BENJAMIN FINNELL and SARAH CARTER his Wife to ELIAS CHELP together with a Receipt thereon endorsed vas partly proved by the Oaths of WILLIAM CHAPMAN & HENRY MILLER two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be Certified; And at a Court held for the said County the 19th day of April 1790, This said Indenture & Receipt was fully proved by the Oath of BENJAMIN DICKEN, another witness thereto, & with a Commission thereto annexed & Certificate thereon endorsed is
      ordered to be recorded
      Teste JOHN JAMESON, Cl Cur
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      1790-1791 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book Q (Part 1); [Antient Press]; Page 305-307
      THIS INDENTURE made this 18th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & Eighty nine Between BENJAMIN FINNELL and SARAH CARTER his Wife of Parish of Bromfield & County of Culpeper of one part and JOHN SAMPSON of the Parish and County aforesaid of other part; Witnesseth that BENJAMIN FINNEL and SARAH CARTER his Wife in consideration of the sum of One hundred and fifty pounds of good and lawful money of Virginia to BENJAMIN FINNEL & SARAH CARTER his Wife in hand paid, by these presents doth bargain sell & confirm unto JOHN SAMPSON his heirs all that tract of land containing by estimation one hundred and thirteen acres be the same more or less and being in the Parish and County aforesaid and bounded; Begining at a Pine, a red Oak and post Oak, thence South forty nine degrees East one hundred and eighteen poles to CHARLES BROOKINGs line to one red & white Oak, thence South seven West fifty two poles to four Pines, thence South nineteen West one hundred & ten poles to two red Oaks a Gum and Pine, thence North forty seven West one hundred and forty two poles to a white Oak and two red Oaks, thence North twenty four East to the begining; Together with all appurtenances belonging; To have and to hold the land and premises with all estate right and title of BENJAMIN FINNELL & SARAH CARTER his Wife their heirs that may now or ever hereafter appertain to the same, In Witness whereof the parties have set their hands & seals the day & year first above written
      Sign'd Seed & Delivered in presence of
      HENRY WAYLAND, BENJAMIN FINNELL
      ROBERT ROEBUCK, CORNELIUS WAYLAND
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 20th day of July 1789
      This Indenture of Bargain & Sale from BENJAMIN FINNELL to JOHN SAMPSON together with a Memorandum thereon endorsed was acknowledged by the said BENJAMIN & ordered to be recorded
      Teste JOHN JAMESON, Cl Cur

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