m. 4 October 1702
- John Branson1705 - bef 1770
- Thomas Branson, Jr.1706 - 1792
Facts and Events
Records of Thomas Branson in Orange County, VA
- 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: record establishes close proximity of Thomas Branson, Jr. to his father-in-law, Benjamin Borden and his brother, John Branson. There were only 45 total signers of the Petition listed above).
- Pg. 234-235. Indenture 24 Sept. 1745 between Thomas Branson of county of Frederick , and Rebeckah, his wife, and Benjamin Borden of the part of Orange County called Augusta ... for ₤30.. sells my part of land which I have by virtue of intermarriage with Rebecca, my wife, formerly Rebecca Bordon, daughter of Benjamin Bordon, late of the.. county of Frederick, dec'd, and .. given by his will.. to the said Rebecca Branson. bearing date the 3rd April 1742, containing 1,000 acres.. being on one of the branches of the James River, in that part of Orange County called Augusta, is part of land formerly belonging to the said Benjamin Bordon, dec'd, and given as aforesaid unto his daughters, Abigail Worthinton, Rebecca Branson, Deborah Bordon, Lydia Bordon and Elizabeth Bordon, and not yet divided.. assigns all my estate rights unto Benjamin Bordon.... (Signed) Thomas Branson (seal), Rebecca Branson (seal). Witnesses: Thos. Thornton, Jacob Broyle, Deborah Bordon. Recorded Orange County 26 September 1745. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 10, Dorman, pg. 51].
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