Person:John Alderson (10)

John Alderson, II
b.20 October 1700 Yorkshire, England
d.bef. November 1780 Botetourt County, Virginia
m. 1726
  1. Mary Alderson1736 -
  2. Rev. John Alderson, III1737/38 - 1821
  3. Curtis Alderson1740 - bef 1804
  4. James Alderson1742 - 1775
  5. Thomas Alderson1744 - 1837
  6. Benjamin AldersonABT 1745 - AFT 1820
  7. Simon Alderson1747 - 1798
  8. Samuel Alderson1749 -
Facts and Events
Name John Alderson, II
Gender Male
Birth? 20 October 1700 Yorkshire, England
Marriage 1726 Hunterdon County, New Jerseyto Mary Jane Curtis
Death? bef. November 1780 Botetourt County, Virginia

John Alderson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Frederick County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants:

  • N-331: John Alderson of Frederick County, 91 acres on Smith's Creek near the Mountain in said County. surv. Robert Rutherford. Adj. his own land, Samuel Lusk. 13 December 1766. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 186].
  • Page 180 - John Alderson, 26 acres, Smiths Creek. Adjoining his own land, May 2, 1771. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 65].

Will of John Alderson

  • Alderson, John - Probate Nov. 1780. Names wife, Jane and children: John, Curtis, Benjamin, Thomas and Simon, Grandsons George (son of John) and Thomas (son of Curtis). [Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 52].

Records of John Alderson in Virginia

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 298.--21st December, 1758. Rees Thomas' will, farmer--To wife Jean, tract of patent land on Brock's Creek, 350 acres, until son Evan Thomas shall be of age; to son Rees Thomas; to son John Thomas; to son James Thomas; to his daughters and his wife's daughters. Executors, wife Jean and son John. Teste: John Alderson, Elizabeth Kimsey, William Bodeker. Proved, 16th May, 1759, by Alderson and Bodeker. Executors qualified, with Ephraim Love and Abraham Bird.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY, 1768. - M. Harrison vs. John Alderson.--1766, June 6; 1767, February 25; March 12, to credit Moses Marden; April 6; July 30, to credit Masay Staks.
  • P-277: Messrs. Thomas Wharton & Joseph Wharton of the city of Philadelphia, 272 acres on Patterson's Creek in Hampshire County. Surv. John Moffett. Adj. their own land, Alderson. 21 June 1774. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 225]. (Note: this record could be for this John Alderson or perhaps one of his sons, included for followup research).

Information on John Alderson

Husband: John Alderson, II
Born: 20 OCT 1700 at: Yorkshire, England
Married: 1726 at: Hunterdon Co., NJ
Died: 1780 at: Botetourt Co., VA
Father:John Alderson
Mother:Alice Milner
Wife: Mary Jane Curtis
Born: 1701 at: Hunterdon Co., NJ
Died: 1785 at: Botetourt Co., VA
Father:Thomas Curtis
Mother:Ailse Merrill
Name: Mary Alderson
Born: 1736 at: NJ
Married: at:
Died: UNKNOWN at:
Spouses: ? Orton
Name: John Alderson, III
Born: 5 MAR 1737/38 at: Hunterdon Co., NJ
Married: 3 OCT 1759 at: Augusta Co., VA
Died: 3 MAR 1821 at: Alderson, Greenbrier Co., WV
Spouses: Mary Elizabeth Carroll
Name: Curtis Alderson
Born: 1740 at: Bucks Co., PA
Married: BEF 1766 at: Augusta Co., VA
Died: 1804 at: Botetourt Co., VA
Spouses: Elizabeth Ramsey
Name: James Alderson
Born: 1742 at: Virginia
Married: at:
Died: 1775 at: Virginia
Spouses: Mary Ann Tathman
Name: Thomas Alderson
Born: 22 AUG 1744 at: Bucks Co., PA
Married: 15 DEC 1767 at: Baltimore Co., MD
Died: 5 MAR 1837 at: Monroe Co., (W)VA
Spouses: Hannah Davis Sarah Bond
Name: Benjamin Alderson
Born: ABT 1745 at: Bucks Co., PA
Married: 1763 at:
Died: AFT 1820 at: Clark Co., IN
Spouses: Malinda Ann Fletcher Leah Lucas
Name: Simon Alderson
Born: 1747 at: Bucks Co., PA
Married: 16 AUG 1771 at: Botetourt Co., VA
Died: 1798 at: Davidson Co., TN
Spouses: Ann Spratt
Name: Samuel Alderson
Born: 1749 at: Bucks Co., PA
Married: at:
Died: UNKNOWN at: