Person:Thomas Dunkenson (1)

Thomas Dunkenson
m. bef. 1763
  1. Thomas Dunkenson1763 - 1835
m. 3 December 1785
  1. Phoebe DunkensonAbt 1787 - Aft 1850
  2. Thomas DunkensonAbt 1788 - 1865
  3. Josiah DunkensonAbt 1789 - Aft 1835
  4. Washington DunkensonAbt 1795 -
  5. Robert DunkensonAbt 1800 -
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Dunkenson
Alt Name Thomas Duncanson
Gender Male
Birth[1] 20 May 1763 Spotsylvania County, Virginia
Marriage 3 December 1785 Rockingham County, Virginiato Lucretia Moore
Death[1] 01 July 1835 Christian County, Kentucky

Thomas Dunkenson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Revolutionary War Pension Information

Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 2, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :

Dunkeson, Thomas - born 5/20/1763 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia; parents moved when soldier was small [child] to Rockingham County, Virginia, where he was raised; entered service there in 1780; moved in 1810 to Christian County, Kentucky where granted Pension in 1832; died 7/1/1835; married 12/3/1785 to Lucretia, daughter of Thomas Moore, Rockingham County, Virginia; widow granted Pension age 77 in Christian County, Kentucky, 1832 when deposition by son Washington (9th child) abt. age 37; County Justice of the Peace Robert Dunkeson in 1844; widow's father died intestate; widow had brother Reuben. F-W8680, R867.

Records of Thomas Dunkenson in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - JUDGMENTS. SEPTEMBER, 1802 (A to R). - Dunkenson, et ux., vs. Moore--Ejectment from Rockingham. Thomas Dunkerson and Lucretia Dunkerson, his wife, heirs-at-law of Thomas Moore, deceased, six plantations, containing 1,700 acres. Defendants are Reuben, John and Thomas Moore. Copy of patent by Fauquier to Thomas Moore, 26th July, 1765, 200 acres on Smith's Creek, between Davison's, Philips' and Rambo's lands, Buchanans' Cor. Same by Botetourt to Thomas L. Moore, 12th May, 1770, 190 acres on Smith's Creek, Michael Bowyer's line, Thomas Looker's line. Same by same, to Thomas Moore, 12th May, 1770, on Smith's Creek, corner J. Woodley land; John Philips, corner. Same by Fauquier to Valentine Sevear, 200 acres on Smith's Creek, crossing Daniel Jones' Branch, 27th June, 1764. Consideration is importation of four persons, viz: James Porteus, John Poe, Patrick McDonald and Daniel Warner. Patent by Gooch, 12th January, 1746, to James Wood, for 370 acres on Smith's Creek. Patent by Fauquier, 31st October, 1765, to Thomas Looker (Lobker ?) for 68 acres on Long Meadows or North River Shan. Deed by Thomas Loker, of Rockingham, 17th February, 1791, to Thomas Moore, Sr. Thomas Loker. Test: Reuben Moore, Thomas Loker, Jr., Philip Counce, recorded Rockingham, 27th June, 1791. 20th August, 1801, jury, John Carthrea, Jr., George Rader, Jacob Bear, Mathias Anson, Michael Lohr, James Green, George Chrisman, David Caldwell, John Crotzer, Casper Mifford, Evan Thomas, Alexander Graham. Jury find Thomas Moore died intestate, 1797, leaving plaintiff, Lucretia, and defendants, his only children, appeal to Supreme Court, and their appeal dismissed. Judgment for plaintiffs.
  • Vol. 2 - Dunkanson vs. Moore--O. S. 158; N. S. 56--Bill, 31st August, 1804. Complainants are, viz: Thomas Dunkenson and Lucretia, his wife, daughter of Thomas Moore, of Rockingham. Thomas Moore died intestate; left widow, Phebe, and children, viz: Thomas, John, Reuben, and oratrix. Reuben is dead. Defendants are, viz: Thomas, John and Phebe Moore, Moses Walton and Elizabeth, his wife, one of the children and heirs of Reuben Moore, deceased. Thomas, Reuben and Sarah and Ann Moore, infants and orphans of Reuben and Phebe Moore, widow and relict of Reuben. David Harnett was uncle of Reuben; had married Reuben's aunt. Obediah Layton, aged 60 years, deposes 1800. Jacob Rambo deposes in Shenandoah. Thomas Loker's wife was half-sister to Thomas Dunkenson.
  • Vol. 2 - Looker vs. Dunkinson--O. S. 376; N. S. 137--Bill, 6th January, 1823, by Sarah Loker, widow, of Rockingham. Her father, John Reeves, of Rockingham, died, testate; will dated 5th May, 1799, and died in same year, leaving representatives, widow, Margaret, who died intestate and unmarried, 1814, and children, viz: Oratrix, William, John, Mary Reeves; Lydia, wife of Elijah Moore, of whom William died, 1807, leaving nine children, viz: Reuben, Phoebe, Lydia, John, Thos., who were all in being at the date of the will, and four others, viz: Cressy, who died infant, Polly, Brewer, William, born after death of testator. John, other son of testator, died, intestate, unmarried, and without issue, about 1819. Mary Reeves married Charles Moore and had one child, Edith. Mary died 1810; Edith died 1816. Lidia Moore had at testator's death children still alive. Thomas Dunkanson qualified administrator for testator and moved to Kentucky. Ro. Dunkeson deposes, nephew of said John Reeves, Jr., and son of Thos. Dunkinson. His father settled in Christian County, and sent deponent to Hopkins County to school to said John Reeves. About Christmas time John married Miss Sally Taylor, daughter of Isaac Taylor of Hopkins County; then John moved to Illinois, where Jno. died, leaving one child, Isaac. Will of John Reeves, of Rockingham. William Reeves's five children, viz: Reuben, Phoebe, Lydia, John, Thos. and William's wife. Eve. Wife, Margaret. Four children, Sarah Lokey, John and Mary Reeves and Lydia Moore. Executor, Thos. Dunkanson. Son-in-law, Elijah Moore. Dated 5th May, 1799. Recorded in Rockingham, July, 1799. Deed, dated 30th March, 1815, by executor of John Reeves to John Homan, Jr., of Rockingham, 390 acres, directed by Reeves's will to be sold. Recorded in Rockingham, 30th March, 1815. Deed, 26th May, 1824, by Daniel Matthews of Rockingham to Henry Shaver of Botetourt, 50 acres in Rockingham, on a hill known as Round Hill, between Linville's and Smith Creek, part of tract purchased by Daniel from his father, Solomon, which was first granted to Jacob Lincoln by patent (?). Recorded in Rockingham, 6th September, 1824.

Information on Thomas Duncanson

Thomas Duncanson/Dunkerson b. Rockingham Co., VA in 1763. RW soldier from Fredricksburgh. Father (unknown) possibly Robert Duncanson and his father's brother Col. James Duncanson came to VA from Forres, Moray, Scotland in the 1750's. Thomas m. Lucretia Moore and moved the family to Christian Co., KY in 1810. Thomas died a war pensioner in KY in 1835. Luctetia died in 1844. Many of his decendents remained in KY but some moved on to Missouri in the 1860's. Some ended up in Arkansas in the early 1900's. [Source:]
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