Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Ruth Diskin

Female Bef 1728 - Aft 1788  (> 62 years)


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  • Name Ruth Diskin 
    Born Bef 1728 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1788  Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I004912  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Father John Diskin,   b. 1696, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1 Oct 1764, Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 68 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Clarke,   b. Bef 1708, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1754, Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 46 years) 
    Married 2 Apr 1724  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F03678  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Francis Paggett,   b. Bef 1724,   d. Aft 1788, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 66 years) 
    Married Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F03677  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Received from: Pat Duncan, p.duncan@worldnet.att dot net, "Deed Abstracts of Fairfax County, Va. 1742-1750," by Sparacio:

      Deed Book A, page 128-130: "Indenture 12 March 1743 between John Diskin of Hamilton Parish in Prince William County & Reuben Padget of same county .. for sum of twelve pounds .. sells 100 acres ..
      In presence of - George Duren, Thomas Machen, Francis Paget. Signed John Diskin. Release recorded 15th March 1743."

      Deed Book B, page 234-237: "Indenture 19th May 1747 between Reuben Padget and Elizabeth, his wife, of parish of Truro in county of Fairfax & Benjamin Rust of county of Richmond .. for sum of twenty pounds current money of Virginia .. sell 100 acres .. whereone said Padget lives .. corner to Richard Meeks .. ash tree standing in the Wagon branch of Elk licking run .. to a large water oak .. which land is part of a Tract granted to John Diskins by Paten dated 2nd Dec 1740 for 705 acres .. Diskins conveyed to Reuben Padget by deed 13th March 1743/44 .. In presence of Fielding Turner, Francis Paget, Solomon Redman, Joseph Hutchison, John Duren, Daniel Hutchison. Signed by Reuben Padgett and Eliza. Padgett. Deed recorded 21st July 1747."

      Received from: Pat Duncan, p.duncan@worldnet.att dot net, from a series of her published books on abstracts of Loudoun County, Va. Deed Books:
      Bk:Pg: R:143 Date: 18 Oct 1788 Received in court: 13 Apr 1789:
      "Francis Pagit & wife Ruth of Loudoun to Thomas Lyne of loudoun. Bargain and sale of 29-1/4ac where Pagit now lives (willed to Ruth by father John Diskin dec'd of PrWm) adj Thomas Lyne, Jacob James. Wit: Benjamin Hutchison, Reuben Settle, Thomas Oden, Benja. Hutchison, Abel Jackson,
      James McKim, Josh. Hutchison, Timothy Pagit."

      "The Diskin Family of Old Rappahannock, Essex, King George," by Merrill Hill Mosher, CG, Coos Bay, Oregon; from "McAlister-Parker-Martin-Hood Family," by Judith Wall:
      "John Diskin, Gent. (Daniel, Daniel), the eldest child, was still a minor in 1715 when his step-father Robert Elliott as his guardian made bond of 10,000 pounds of tobacco. John lived first in Essex with his mother and step-father. In 1719 John of St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, sold his one hundred acres on the south side of Puemandsend Run gotten from his step-father to George Robinson. On 16117(?jmw) Dec. 1722 he described himself as a resident of Richmond County when selling to John MacKeny and John Roberts for 2400 pounds of tobaco and cask the 100 acre tract acquired by Loyd's will. Just before the sale of this last tract, he was approved for a receiver of tobacco in Richmond county.

      "Before July 1723 he moved from Richmond to King George County where he lived on a tract of 104-1/2 acres which he finally purchased in 1724 from James Kay (Key). the land, located between Kays and Dogues Swamp, lies a little way down river from Lambs Creek, and was adjacent to Glebe land, Collo: Corbin's, and Geo. Jones. Diskin held this land until 3 Sept. 1730 when he sold it by deed of lease and release to Samuel Skinker, John Farguson, John Farguson, Jr., and Joshua Farguson were witnesses to the deed. Elizabeth Diskin relinquished her right of dower on 15 September. Although John Diskin did not sell his King George County land until 1730, on 24/25 April 1727 he and Thomas Stribling of Hanover Parish in King George County bought a tract of 434 acres on Croopers Cabin Branch from John Flowrance of Overwharton Parish in Stafford County. In July [Land Patent 4 Jul 1727] of that year he acquired a Northern Neck Grant for 592 acres in Stafford County on Broad Run of Bull Run. [Between the branches of Broad Run and the branches of Bull Run].

      "In 1730 Prince William County was formed from the western portions of King George and Stafford counties. The 592 acre grant fell into the newly formed county. Diskin apparently moved almost immediately after selling his King George County tract. He continued to acquire grants from the Proprietor of the Northern Neck.

      "He was appointed as inspector of tobacco at Qunatico warehouse and commissioner of peace for Prince William County in 1733. In 1741 he was appointed sheriff of Prince William. John Diskin was a vestryman of Hamilton Parish and also vestryman, churchwarden and parish collector of Dettingen Parish.

      "He had accounts at Glassford's Dumfries store in his own name and in the names of his daughters 'Miss Rachel Diskin' and 'Miss Joanna Diskin'. Some of the payments on these accounts were made by hogsheads of tobacco branded with his initials ID (JD) and with the initials IG (JG) which probably were those of his son-in-law James Grant who also made payment on one account by note. He was also a customer at Daniel Payne's Dumfries store.

      "He married first, 2 April 1724, to Elizabeth Clark and secondly, 19 June 1755, to Frances, widow of Cornelius McCarty. He married a third time to Agathy (Ayres) Nash, daughter of William Ayres and widow of Thomas Nash. The marriage bond was issued on 14 Nov. 1763 in Richmond County. Thomas Nash had died in Richmond County in 1748, leaving a will naming his widow Agnes, a son Thomas and a daughter Anne.

      "Neither John Diskin nor his wife, Agatha, survived long after the marriage. Agatha must have died first since the distribution of her estate includes property distributed to Mr. John Diskin.. He died testate before 1 Oct. 1764. His will was recorded in a now missing Prince William County will book. His estate sale on 22 Oct. 1764 and estate account, 6 Sept. 1769, were not rcorded until 4 Dec. 1787. Bridger Haynie, son-in-law and executor of the estate, was apparently extremely lax in settling the estate and both John Ferguson, husband of Joanna Diskin, and John Jackson, husband of Rachel Diskin apparently had to resort to court action to obtain their portions of Diskin's estate."

      SOURCES: Genealogy World Tree Project, "McAlister-Parker-Martin-Hood Family", by Judith Wall, m-j-wall@email.msn.com; "The Diskin Family of Old Rappahannock, Essex, King George," by Merrill Hill Mosher, CG, Coos Bay, Oregon. Received from: Pat Duncan, p.duncan@worldnet.att dot net, from a series of her published books on abstracts of Loudoun County, Va. Deed Books: also received from Pat, "Deed Abstracts of Fairfax County, Va. 1742-1750," by Sparacio.

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