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

Dinah Allen

Female 1716 - 1800  (~ 83 years)


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  • Name Dinah Allen 
    Born Oct 1716  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 May 1800  Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I028044  Tree1
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2020 

    Father William Allen,   b. 1675, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1741, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Margaret Lunsford,   b. 1679, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 12 May 1741, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 62 years) 
    Married Abt 1695  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16608  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John James,   b. 16 Mar 1708/09, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1778, Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married Bef 16 Aug 1738  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • assuming Diane was mis recorded as Anne for this marriage
    Children 
     1. Thomas James,   b. Abt 1740, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1804, Fauquier County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     2. Anne James,   b. 1741, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1785, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     3. Hannah James,   b. 10 Nov 1745, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Thomas James,   b. 1746, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1802, Bealeton, Fauquier County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     5. Dinah James,   b. Abt 1748, Fauquier County, Virgini Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1818, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     6. Susannah James,   b. Abt 1749, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1822, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     7. Mary James,   b. Aug 1750, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1822, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     8. Elizabeth James,   b. 1753, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1833, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     9. Benjamin James,   b. Bef 6 Nov 1756, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1804, Fauquier County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 47 years)
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F09309  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jo Anne Mackby 2006-08-09 11:04:27
      Email: jamackby@qx dot net
      Note:
      DINAH ALLEN b. 1716; d. 16 May 1800 was the ONLY wife of Capt. John James. All of their children, 3 sons and 7 daughters are mentioned it their father's Will. Capt. John James and Dinah Allen were married BEF 16 Aug 1738 Stafford Co. VA, the Will Date of Dinah Allen's father William Allen's Will, in which he mentions his dau. Dinah JAMES.

      Capt. John James Fauquier County, VA Public Cervice Claim Certificate Reg. C8626. Also see approved SAR and DAR applications.
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      From: Jo Anne Mackby [mailto:jamackby@qx dot net]
      Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2006 2:35 PM
      Subject: RE: DINAH ALLEN b. 1716

      I have worked on Anne Sebastian every which way for years! I have concluded that Capt. John James and she were never married. The dates do not add up and the son Samuel was born 19 Nov 1738 and his sister Sarah b. 9 Apr 1746 AFTER we know John and Dinah were already married. I have even tried to discover whether Sebastian might be a married name for Anne. The other Anne, I have never heard of. Also note, there is no mention of any other heirs except the children by Dinah in John's Will.

      There are other John James who might provide clues. For example John2 James b. 1676 Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co. VA; WD 23 Jan 1725; WP 1 Mar 1725-6 St George Parish, Spotsylvania Co. VA [WB A, p. 24, Crozier, p. 1] m. Sarah Alice Sharp b. 1680 Stafford Co. VA. The son of this couple was named Hugh James [I need to check him out again]. Note: In the Register of St. Paul's Parish, Stafford Co. VA is a Nicholas Sebastian d. 24 Dec 1735 who m. 29 Oct 1726 Anne ELLIOTT. This John2 James was brother of Thomas2 James of Potomac Creek b. abt 1675 m. 11 Sep 1699 Sarah [Mason] Barbee.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK M; 1729-1748; THE ANTIENT PRESS PP. 309-311 In Name of God Amen I WILLIAM ALLEN of Stafford County and Parish of Overwharton being well in body do make this my last will and Testament ..
      Imps. I give all my right title and interest that I have in that tract of land left to me by MARGERY JANAWAY deceased unto her grand children WILLIAM LUNSFORD and MARGERY LUNSFORD his Sister to be equally divided between them both of them and their heirs.
      Item my will is that Mr. JOHN CRUMP shall have all my right and title of that land lying on the west side of the Marsh Run below the land I formerly sold to WILLIAM HACKNEY and now in possession of said Crump to him and his heirs forever.
      Item I give into my son JOHN ALLEN all that Tract of land lying in Prince William County already in his possession together with one Negro man named Tom, and what he hath already in his possession to him and his heirs.
      Item I give unto my daughter SARAH WALLER Negroe Moll and all. her future increase to her and her heirs. Likewise I give to my grandson JOHN WALLER, Son of WILLIAM WALLER one negro boy named Ben he being one of the Negroe Molls children co him and his heirs Also 1 give to my grand son WILLIAM WALLER Son of William Waller one Negro boy named Peter being one of Negroe Molls children to him and his heirs. As also I give to my grand daughter ANNE WALLER daughter of William Waller one Negroe girl named Kate being; one of Negroe Molls children to her and heirs.
      Item I give to my daughter ELIZABETH WALLER Negroe Nan and her increase to her and her heirs, as also I give my daughter Elizabeth Waller a negro girl named Lucey during her life, only my desire is that the increase of negro Lucy may belong to my Grandson WILLIAM WALLER son of GEORGE and ELIZABETH WALLER afsd and after his mothers decease I give the Negro Lucey, with all her increase to him and heirs.
      Item I give unto my daughter MARGARET all my right and title of her part of that land lying upon Elk Run and in Prince William county already in her possession which I formerly made over by deed of gift and recorded in Prince William County Court it being divided and laid off to my four daughters by JOHN SAVAGE Surveyor of Stafford County to her and her heirs as also I give to my daughter Margret a negro man named George already in her possession and a Negroe girl named Nan after my wifes decease to her and heirs but my desire is that the increase of negroe Nan may be equally divided between my daughter Margaret's children and heirs as long as she lives and after her decease to them and their heirs forever.
      Item I give unto my daughter DINAH JAMES all my right and title of her part of that land lying upon Elk Run and in Prince William County already in her possession which I formerly made over by deed of gift recorded in Prince William County Court it being divided and laid off to my four daughters by John Savage Surveyor of Stafford County, to her and heirs as also I give to my daughter Dinah Negroe Harry to her and heirs as also I give to my daughter Dinah a negro girl named Jenny with all her increase during her life and after her decease I give Jenny and her increase to be equally divided amongst the children which she shall have by JOHN JAMES to them and heirs ..
      Item whereas I have made over formerly the two remaining part of that tract upon Elk Run and in Prince 'William County as before mentioned by Deed of Gift which deed is recorded in Prince William County Court to my other two daughters Vizt. SARAH WALLER and ELIZABETH WALLER and they having agreed and sold their parts of the land to JONATHAN GIBSON Gent of Essex County my will now and desire is that the said Gibson shall peaceably enjoy the said parts of the land aforementioned according to the division made by JOHN SAVAGE Surveyor of Stafford County to him the said Gibson and heirs.
      Item I give unto my daughter HANNAH WITHERS a negroe woman named Kate and her son Negro Ben already in her possession to her and heirs, likewise I give to my grandson JAMES WITHERS a negroe child named Sue being one of Negroe Kate's children with her increase to him and heirs, after my wife's decease, and the Negroe Kate with all her future increase to my daughter Hannah Withers aforesaid and her heirs, likewise I give unto my daughter Hannah one chest lock and key and one iron pot to her and heirs, also one pewter dish she having her choice.
      Item I give unto my dear and loving wife and my son WILLIAM ALLEN the Plantation whereon I now live and all the land belonging to it together with the hope neck and Quarter as also all my title and interest of that land I formerly leased to JOHN SUMACK in Prince William County and upon Elk Run during my wifes life and after her decease I give it all to my son William Allen and heirs. Likewise I give to my dear and loving wife three Negroes named Peter, Ben and Joe during her life and after her decease to my son William Allen and his heirs. Likewise I give to my son William one Negroe girl named Judey with all her increase to him and heirs and all the rest of my Personal Estate whatsoever after my debts and legacies are paid to be equally divided between my dear and loving wife and my son William only one feather bed with furniture out of his Mothers part after his mothers decease, the which bed with the furniture I give to my daughter Hannah Withers and her heirs, she having her choice out of her mothers part, and likewise a young mare which runs at the marsh by my son JOHN ALLENS which mare I give to my Grandson JOHN ALLEN and his heirs, and for the rest of my personal Estate of what kind so ever to be equally divided between my Loving Wife during her life and my son William and after my wife's decease I give it all to my son William Allen and heirs. Furthermore I do make my dear and loving wife and my son William Allen to be full and whole Executors of this my last will .. set hand this 16th August 1738. Presence Richard Young, William Allen
      John Tibbs, Darby Murphy,
      George Knight
      At Court held for Stafford County 12th May 1741 Will presented by MARGARET ALLEN and WILLIAM ALLEN Executors named .. made oath .. proved .- admitted to record .. Certificate is granted for obtaining probate ..
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      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jbh&id=I254
      Information on John James and Dinah Allen James birth and death was taken from a tombstone in an abandoned James family cemetery located in Fauquier County on Elk Run in a woods abut half-mile south of Route 806 and a quarter to half mile east of Route 610. The tombstone was stolen and has never been recovered. The Fauquier Democrat's staff writer, Cathy Dyson, wrote an article which appeared in The Fauquier Democrat on Thursday, February 16, 1984, relating details of the theft of this historic tombstone.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber M; 1749 - 1752; pp 100-101
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty sixth day of May in the twenty third year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the second and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & forty nine Between JOHN JAMES of the County of Prince William Planter & DINAH his Wife of one part and WILLIAM EUSTACE of the same County Planter of other part Witnesseth that said JOHN JAMES & DINAH his Wife for the sum of Eighty five pounds Current money of Virga, doth sell unto the said WILLIAM EUSTACE his heirs or assigns forever two pieces of land containing Four hundred & Seventeen acres for which said parcels of land JOHN WAINWRIGHT obtained PATENTS from the PROPRIETORS OFFICE of the NORTHERN NECK of Virga, and the said JOHN WAINWRIGHT sold the said parcels of land by Deeds of Lease & Release unto JOHN JAMES bearing date in the year one thousd. seven hundred & Forty Four which Deeds are recorded in the Clearks Office of the County Court of Prince William being in the County of Prince - and on the Branches of ELK RUN and is bounded ye first tract beginning at a white Oak in a Valley on the South East side of the northwest branch of ELK RUN thence down the Branch North E. to a red Oak on a Stony hill side on the North side of the Fork of the said Branch thence So Et. to a large white Oak on a branch of the said Run thence up the said Branch No. Et, to a white Oak at the head of the said Branch thence No. W. to a Hickory between a poison field and a Savannah thence So. W. to a black Walnut on the said Run lastly No. Et.to the beginning and the other parcel of land bounded begining at a white Oak in the line of the land formerly belonging to RALPH HUGHS standing on the North East side of a Glade thence crossing the Glade So. Wt. to a white Oak on the North East side of the North Branch of the said ELK RUN thence crossing the Branch So. W. to a marked Hickory on a Stoney point Corner to the aforesd Tract to a small black Walnut tree N, E. to a black Oak in line of the aforesd tract and Corner to the said HUGHEs thence along HUGHESes line No, to the beginning which said land are now in the actual occupation of the said WILLIAM EUSTACE who is to hold the same. In Witness whereof the parties have set their hands and seals
      in presence of GEO. CRUMP, JOHN JAMES
      PET: WAGENER, JNO, CRUMP DINAH JAMES
      At a Court held for the County of Prince William the 23d day of July 1750
      JOHN JAMES acknowledged this Deed & Receipt to WILLIAM EUSTACE Gent & admitted to record

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