Person:John Smith (126)

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John Smith
d.24 August 1738 Orange County, Virginia
m. BEF 1677
  1. William Smith, IIABT 1668 - 1708
  2. John SmithABT 1673 - 1738
  3. Mary Lois Smith1677 - AFT 1745
  4. George Smith1679 -
  • HJohn SmithABT 1673 - 1738
  • WJane HintonBef 1694 - Bef 1739
m. 1711
  1. Rees SmithEst 1712-1715 - Bef 1740
  2. William SmithEst 1713-1718 -
  3. John SmithAbt 1716 - Aft 1796
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Name John Smith
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1673 , Glastonbury, Somersetshire, England
Marriage 1711 Cecil County, Marylandto Jane Hinton
Death? 24 August 1738 Orange County, Virginia
Ancestral File Number PV31-D1

John Smith was one of the Early Settlers of Orange and Frederick County, Virginia

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Land Acquisition in Frederick County, Virginia

  • John Smith engaged Robert Brooke to survey 420 acres of land on 25 March 1734 on the Opequon (also called Opeckon) Creek area, which he received a patent for on 20 August 1734. [Source: "Pioneers of Old Frederick Country, Virginia" By Cecil O'Dell, pg. 150].


Disposition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:


  • Pages 399-406. 6-7 June 1738. John Smith of Orange County to William Hiett of same. Lease and release; for valuable consideration. John Smith and John Hampton Junior of Orange County covenanted to take up and paten a tract from which John Hampton was to have 150 acres of the west end, which was surveyed for and patented in the name of John Smith 21 Aug. 1734, containing 420 acres on Opeckon Creek at Turkey Spring... John Hampton assigned unto William Hiett and Simion Woodrow who bought Hampton's right. Woodrow and Hiett parted the 150 acres, 60 acres to Simion Woodrow and 90 acres to William Hiett.. 90 acres on the west side of Sherrendo River and on Opeckon Creek at a place called Turkey Spring... division corner between William Hiett and Simeon Woodrow crossing Opeckon Creek to a stone by a run that comes from John Smith's mill... (signed) John Smith. Wit: Samuel Brittan, Rees Smith, William Smith. 22 June 1738. Acknowledged by John Smith. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 2, Dorman, pg. 56].
  • Pages 406-13. 6-7 June 1738. John Smith of Orange County to David Lewis of same. Lease and release; for valuable consideration. John Smith and John Hampton Junior of Orange County covenanted to take up and patten (patent) a tract from which John Hampton was to have 150 acres of the west end, which was surveyed for and pattented in the name of John Smith 21 Aug. 1734, containing 420 acres on Opeckon Creek at Turkcy Spring... for bond of ₤50 to John Hampton which bond Hampton assigned unto Simeon Woodrow and William Hiet who bought Hampton's right. Woodrow and Hiet by consent parted to 150 acres, 60 acres to Simeon Woodrow and 90 acres to William Hiet. Woodrow sold his right to David Lewis. 60 acres on the west side of Sherrendo River and on Opeckon Creek at a place called Turkey Spring, part of 420 acres granted John Smith 21 Aug. 1734... on the north side of the entire tract... crossing Opeckon Creek to a stone near the run which comes from the said John Smith's mill... (signed) John Smith. Wit: Samuel Brittan, Rees Smith, Wiliam Smith. 22 June 1738. Acknowledged by John Smith. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 2, Dorman, pg. 57].
References
  1.   O'Dell, Cecil. Pioneers of old Frederick County, Virginia. (Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Pub. Co., c1995), Pg. 150.

Information on John Smith

From "Pioneers of Old Frederick Country, Virginia" By Cecil O'Dell, pg. 150:


SMITH, JOHN

John Smith (b. 1680 c.), the son and heir-in-law of William Smith of Cecil County, Maryland (deceased), purchased three tracts of land on 20 September 1711; 168 acres called "Friendship", 400 acres called "Balconnel" and 432 acres, making a total of 1,000 acres in Cecil County, Maryland. From 1711 through 30 July 1723, this 1,000-acre tract and other land purchases on the northeast branch of the Elk River were sold by John and his wife Jane (daughter of Rees Hinton of Cecil County, Maryland).

Additional information is listed on John and his family in Mr. O'Dell's book.