Person:John Branson (9)

Watchers
m. 4 October 1702
  1. John Branson1705 - bef 1770
  2. Thomas Branson, Jr.1706 - 1792
m. abt. 1730
  1. Anna Branson1737 -
  2. Mary Branson1739 -
  3. Elizabeth Bransonabt 1741 - aft 1770
  • HJohn Branson1705 - bef 1770
  • WMartha Antram1718 - aft 1805
m. 3 Feb 1748/49
  1. Martha Branson1752 - 1827
Facts and Events
Name John Branson
Gender Male
Birth? 1705 Springfield Township, Burlington County. New Jersey
Marriage abt. 1730 prob. New Jerseyto Isabella Unknown
Marriage 3 Feb 1748/49 Springfield, Burlingtton County, New Jersey to Martha Antram
Death? bef. 6 November 1770 Frederick County, Virginia

Early Land Acquisition in Orange County, VA

John Branson received a patent from the Colony of Virginia for 1,000 acres on Cedar Creek on 3 October 1734. . . . This tract is located north, south and west of Marlboro, Virginia. He disposed of the 1,000 acres through the following transactions: 390 acres to William Crisp on 27 June 1739; 115 acres to John Dyer on 28 June 1739; 300 acres to Paul Froman on 27 June 1739 and 195 acres to John Kountz/Counts on 23 June 1739, (as listed below):.


Disposition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:


Pages 181-84. 27-28 June 1739. John Branson of Orange County to Wm. Crisp of same. Lease and release; for £15 current money.
390 acres, part of a tract granted John Branson for 1,000 acres... at a mouth of Mulberry Run... to Cider Creek, thence down the creek to John Dyer's land...
(signed) John Branson.
Wit: Robert Turk, Peter Russell, W. Russell.
28 June 1739. Acknowledged by John Branson.
[Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 3, Dorman, pg. 13].


Pages 278-81. [282 blank]. 28-29 June 1739. John Branson of Orange County to John Dyer of same. Lease and release; [consideration blank].
115 acres, part of a patent of 1,000 acres... at Mulberry Run... in William Crisp's line... down the several courses of Cedar Creek...
(signed) John Branson
Wit: Lewis Stephens, John Read, Edward Bush.
28 June 1739. Acknowledged by John Branson.
[Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 3, Dorman, pg. 18].


Pages 191-94 [190 blank]. 23-24 June 1739. John Branson of Orange County to John Kountz of same. Lease and release; for £19.10.-.
195 acres... on the north side of Seder Run...
(signed) John Branson
Wit: James Porteus, Tho. Wood, Paul Froman [Froment in release].
28 June 1739. Acknowledged by John Branson.
[Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 3, Dorman, pg. 14].

Records in Virginia

  • Orange County Road Petitions: To the Worshipful his Majesty's Justices of Orange County, June 1738-9. The Petition of Sundry Inhabitants of Opekon Sheweth. That yr petitioners at present lay under great inconveniency for want of a Road from Just Hytes Mills to Ashbeys bent Ford on Shanando humbly pray that yr worships will order that a Waggon Road be cleared. (Those that signed include:) Thomas Branson, Jr., John Branson, Benjamin Borden, Edward Corder. [Source: Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Orange & Augusta Counties, with Tithables, Delinquents, Pettioners, 1730-1754, Vol. 1, Peggy Shomo Joyner, pg. 54]. (Note: Thomas Branson, Jr. was John Branson's brother).


Notes

John Branson received a patent from the Colony of Virginia for 1,000 acres on Cedar Creek on 3 October 1734. . . . This tract is located north, south and west of Marlboro, Virginia. He disposed of the 1,000 acres through the following transactions: 390 acres to William Crisp on 27 June 1739; 115 acres to John Dyer on 28 June 1739; 300 acres to Paul Froman on 27 June 1739 and 195 acres to John Kountz/Counts on 23 June 1739.
On 4 June 1765, John received a Fairfax grant for 109 acres adjacent west of Andrew McKay?s, Charles Baker?s . . . and his own 290-acre tract. . . . He purchased 69 acres on Crooked Run from Charles Baker for 118 pounds on 20 May 1761. John and his wife Martha sold the 69 acres to Andrew McKay for 115 pounds on 5 April 1762. On that same day, he bought 41 acres on Crooked Run from Joseph Baker (grandson of Charles Baker) for 45 pounds. These land transactions involving the Bakers comprise the 100-acre tract which Charles Baker purchased from John Branson on 23 August 1742 with one exception: 59 acres and 41 acres constitute the 100-acre tract and the remaining 10 acres were purchased from Robert McKay. . . .
John Branson was deceased by 6 November 1770 when his will (dated 1 September 1769) was proved in Frederick County Court. He bequeathed the 41 acres he had purchased from Joseph Baker as well as the adjoining 59 acres to his daughter Elizabeth Corder/Cordes. Elizabeth and her husband John Corder/Cordes sold the two tracts to Andrew McKay for 80 pounds on 3 May 1772. He willed the plantation (290 acres) to his wife Martha with the stipulation that after her demise, their daughter Martha Fawcett and grandson John Branson (son of Thomas) were to divide the 290 acres equally between them. He bequeathed five pounds and wearing apparel to his son Thomas and money to his daughters Anna Shinn and Mary Duckworth.
[Source: http://frostandgilchrist.com/getperson.php?personID=I9810&tree=frostinaz01].