Joseph Mounts, Indian Trader
m. ABT 1700
- Joseph Mounts, Indian TraderABT 1700 - BEF 1763
Facts and Events
Records of Joseph Mounts
- 1729/30, Jan. 15, Pa., Chester Co., Mason admr. of Mason vs. Mounts.
- Ann Mason, widow and admx. of George Mason, Gent., deceased, vs. Joseph Mounts. For debt of L24.18 and L. 30 damage.
- Account of Col. George Mason against Joseph Mounts, Indian trader,
- 15 Jan. 1729/30 and against Abel Pearson, 29 Dec. 1729 to 10 Feb. 1729/30 (the balance of whose debt Mounts agreed to pay). Signed 24 Nov. 1731 by John Bradford and sworn before John Beall.
- Letter of Saml. Johnson to Collo. Mason, 24 Sept. 1734, stating that he has left an account between "us" with Mr. Contee to whom he desires Mason to pay the balance, L 8.12.1 1/2 sterlling. Edwd. Cartlidge receipts, 28 7br [Sept.] 1734, for L 224.18.10 sterling, received from Geo. Mason, Joseph Mounts, and Abel Pearsons, for 352 pounds of tobacco.
- Jury: James Turner, Thos. Simms, Samll. Morris, Jno. Ingram, George Home, Thos. Bumpus, Jno. Read, Jno. Burk, Wm. Smither, Jno. Caisam, James Cox, Wm. Richason.
- Jury finds for the plaintiff L 24.18.10 current money damage. G.
- Home. foreman"
- (Note: same case listed in Orange County, VA records below)
- Mason admir. of Mason vs. Mounts.
- Ann Mason, widow and admx. of George Mason, Gent., deceased, vs. Joseph Mounts. for debt of £24.18. [___] and £30 damage.
- Account of Col. George Mason against Joseph Mounts, Indian trader, 15 Jan. 1729-30 and against Abel Pearson, 29 Dec. 1729 to 10 Feb. 1729-30 (the balance of whose debt Mounts agreed to pay). Signed 24 Nov. 1731 by John Bradford and sworn before John Beall.
- Letter of Saml. Johnson to Collo. Mason, 24 Sept. 1734, stating that he has left an account between "us" with Mr. Contee to whom he desires Mason to pay the balance, £8.12.1½ sterling. Edwd. Cartlidge receipts, 28 7br [Sept.] 1734, for £24.18.10 sterling received from Geo. Mason, Joseph Mounts and Abell Parsons, for 352 pounds of tobacco.
- Jury: James Turner, Thos. Simms, Samll. Morris, Jno. Ingram, George Home, Thos. Bumpus, Jno. Read, Jno. Burk, Wm. Smither, Jno. Chisam, James Cox, Wm. Richason.
- Jury finds for plaintiff £24.18.10 current money damage.
- G. Home, forman. [Orange County Virginia Judgements, Dorman, pg. 71].
- 1734, Oct. 3, Va., patent for 834 acres; Paulsons share now in name of Joseph Mounts. (ODell, 500-501.)
- 1734, Oct. 3, Va., recorded patents for Orange Co., to Richard Paulson, Josiah Jones, Joseph Mounts, 834 acres, begin at a walnut on south side of Cohongoluta River, then south to said Jones Mill Branch, white oak against Island a little below the Ford; granted 12 June 1734, recorded 3 October 1734, on west of Shanando River (though not ON the river) part of 40,000 acres Jost Hite purchased from Isaac & John Vanmater; (Va. Land Patent Book 15, page 339.), (Mag. Va. Gene., 24:2: 5.), (Magazine of the Jefferson Co. Historical Society, Vol. 22, page 18.), (Fredk. Co., Va., deed book 9, page 152.)
- 1736, May 21, Browning vs. Swearingen--O. S. 5; N. S. 2--Survey for Hite of 1,200 acres on Hongoluto River adjoining Joseph Mounts, Richard Poulson & Josiah Jones. (Chalkley 57.)
- 1736 , 9-10 Jan. Pges 385-90. Joseph Mounts of Orange County and Kathrine his wife to Jonathan Simmons (prob. s/b Jonathan Seaman) of same. Lease and release; for £30. 317 acres on the west side of the Sherrendo River and on Chongoluta River, part of 834 acres granted to Joseph Mounts, Richard Paulson and Josiah Jones 3 Oct. 1734... by the Chongoloto side... division between Joseph Mounts and Richard Paulson... (signed) Jos. Mounts, Cathran (X) Mounts. Wit: Thomas Anderson, Richard Morgan, Morgan(an). 22 June 1738. Proved by Morgan Morgan, Thos. Anderson and Richd. Morgan. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 2, Dorman, pg. 55]. (Note: possible relationship to Thomas Anderson? Joseph Mounts also witnessed the next mentioned deed between Thomas Anderson to Colvert Anderson, more research necessary).
- 1744, Va., Frederick Co., tax,- Joseph Mounts, 96 pounds tobacco
- 1749, Feb. 10, Va., Frederick Co., deed, Richard R Paulson & Joseph Mounts, to John Jones, 200 acres, for L.50 (2: 120-122.)
- 1751, March, Md., Frederick Co. court, Joseph Johnston, farmer, Peter Bonnet, farmer, Joseph Mounts, farmer, John Nicholls, farmer, and Andrew House, farmer, to appear to answer complaint of Rachel Sprigg, ex. of Osburn Sprigg, decd. (Shaffer, 5.)
- 1755, Aug. 29, Va., Frederick Co., deed, Joseph Mounts Sr., to Joseph Mounts Jr., 100 acres, L.50, south side of Cohongo, adj. Thomas Swearingen, James Forman; witnesses, James Forman, Providence Mounts, John J Connel. (4: 73-74.)
- 1756, March 3, Va., Frederick Co., deed, Joseph Polson of Hampshire Co., to Jacob Lykins of Frederick Co., L.80, 100 acres granted to Richard Polson, John Jones, & Joseph Mounts on 3 Oct. ____; south side of Potomac River, adj. Remembrance Williams; witnesses, William Chapline, Henry Dosch (Dosset), William Green; (4: 190-194.)
- 1761, Md., Frederick Co., Old Town Hundred, taxables, Joseph Mounts 2, John Nichols Jr. 2, John Nichols Sr. 2, Edward Anderson 1, Providence Mounts 2. Total 63. (present Allegany Co., Md.) (WMG 6: 106.) (Shaffer, 40.)
- 1763, Dec. 6, Va., Frederick Co., whereas Captain Thomas Swearingen is possessed of 222 acres being part of a larger tract granted to Richard Polson, Josiah Jones, and Joseph Mounts for 834 acres on 3 Oct. 1734, which said 222 acres sold by Richard Polson to Thomas Swearingen deceased, who devised it by will to Capt. Thomas Swearingen his son, also another 100 acres part of the above sold to Peter Liken who devised by will to son Jacob Liken, who sold to John Pearce, and since purchased by Thomas Swearingen the Younger, the tracts are adjoining; now resurveyed and found 286 acres and 38 acres waste land, begin at large walnut on Potomac River and near lower side of mouth of Jones Mill Run, adj. Thomas Yorke, Royal Mines excepted (Northern Neck Grants N: 215.)
- 1763, Dec. 17, Va., Frederick Co., grant to Mr. Thomas Rutherford, 220 acres on Jones Mill Run of Potomac, adj. formerly Joseph Mounts, Richard Poulson & Josiah Jones, Capt. Thomas Swearingen. (M: 226.) (Gray, 2: 154-155.)
- M-446: James Forman of Frederick County, 30 acres surplus in tract on Jones's Mill Run near Potomack River in said County, estimated at 200 acres, formerly part of 834 acres granted Richard Polson, Josiah Jones & Joseph Mounts from the King's Office 3 Oct. 1734. Josiah Jones bequeathed to his son John Jones who conveyed to said James Forman by Deed of Lease and Release 15 Aug. 1750 (Frederick County Court Records). Resurv. Thomas Rutherford. Grant for while 230 acres to said Froman adj. Thomas Swearingen', Thomas Rutherford, Van Swearingen, Isaac Morgan, Simeon Turner, Right Hon. Thomas Lord Fairfax. 22 Aug. 1765.[Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 167].