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

Sarah James

Female 1746 - Bef 1822  (< 75 years)


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  • Name Sarah James 
    Born 9 Apr 1746  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 27 Mar 1822  Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I028135  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father John James,   b. Abt 1707, St Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Anne Elliott,   b. Abt 1707, St Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1746, St Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1737  St Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F03305  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Peter Hitt,   b. Bef 1726, Germanna, Spotyslvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1810, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 84 years) 
    Married 27 Apr 1759  Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Hitt,   b. 21 Mar 1760, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1848, Woodford County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. Nimrod Hitt,   b. 21 Jul 1762, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Dinah Hitt,   b. 15 Apr 1764, Germantown, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1842, Fayette County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Joel Hitt,   b. 26 Feb 1765, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1807, Henry County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     5. Miriam Hitt,   b. 14 Jan 1766, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1841, Clay County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. Lucy Hitt,   b. Abt 1768, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Mary 'Molly' Hitt,   b. 6 Jan 1772, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. John Hitt,   b. Abt 1773, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Reuben Hitt,   b. 25 Aug 1773, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1854, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     10. Anne 'Nancy' Hitt,   b. 14 Jun 1774, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Peter Hitt,   b. 1 Apr 1776, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1806 and 1807, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     12. Sarah 'Sally' Hitt,   b. 17 Jan 1779, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F17098  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Will Book 1, page 332, Clerk office of the Circuit Court, Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia

      In the name of God, Amen. I John James of the parish of Hamilton and County of Fauquier, being sick and weak in body, but of sound & perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God for the same, do make this my last will & testament and in manner and form following:

      I bequeath my precious & immortal Soul to Almighty God, who gave it, in full hope of pardon and remission of all my sins and transgressions, through the merits and mediation of my blessed Saviour and Redeemer, Jesus Christ; My body to be decently buried at the descretion of my Executors hereafter named, and as to such worldly estate wherewith God has blessed me, I dispose of the same as follows.

      Imprimis. I give and bequeath unto my Son, Thomas James, all that piece of land lying on the Easternmost side of the Spring branch, which land came by his mother; and as there is a small quantity of acres of the land which came by her on the other side of the said Spring branch, I give to my said Son Thomas, in lieu thereof, as much of my other lands, adjoining the land already bequeathed (which land I purchased of Griffin) as will make with that which came by his mother a tract of five hundred acres in the whole and binding on Capt. Gibson, Capt. Kenners and Rodham Tullos land, to him and his heirs forever, but my will is that my said son Thomas shall not possess the said bequest till after the decease of his Mother.

      Item, I give and bequeath to my Son Benjamin James, after his Mother's decease, the plantation whereon I now live and as much land adjoining or will make a tract of five hundred acres, bounded as follows, beginning at the Corner of John Kerr's, Jr., my Land, thence up the Spring branch to the Spring, thence from a marked white oak South Six degrees East to the Waggon road-which leads from the Church to Brerston Jones's, The said five hundred acres to lye on both sides of the said road and joining the lands of John Crump, Col. Wm. Eustace & George Crump, also one Negro boy named Tom which he already has in his possession, one feather bed and furniture, one Cow and Calf and two Ewes and Lambs, but in case my said son Benjamin should die withou lawfull issue, the lands hereby bequeathed to go & belong to my son John James & his heirs forever.

      Item, I give and bequeath unto my son John James all my land lying on the Southwestern side of the Waggon road and Tullos's path, containing by Estimation five hundred acres, be the same more or less. Also one negro boy named Moses, one feather bed and furniture, one Cow & Calf, and two Ewes & lambs to him & his heirs, but my will and desire is, that if my said son John should die without lawfull issue, the lands hereby bequeathed shall be equally divided between my son Thomas James & my daughters Sarah Hitt, Anne Tullos, Hannah Humes, Elizabeth Bradford, Mary Conway, Dinah Thompson, & Susannah James & their heirs forever.

      Item, I give to my Daughter Susannah James a Horse bridle & Saddle & one feather bed & furniture, one Cow & Calf & two Ewes & Lambs to her and her heirs forever.

      Item, I give to my Grand-Daughter Hannah Finney a Bed & furniture & a Cow & Calf & a Hortse to her & her heirs forever.

      Item, I give to my Grand-Son Benjamin James a Horse bridle & Saddle, one bed & furniture & one Cow & Calf, to him and his heirs forever

      Item, I bequeath to my loving & dear wife, Dinah James, all the residue of my Estate, both real & personal during her life and after her decease all the Lands not already bequeathed to my children I leave to be equally divided among my daughters Sarah Hitt, Anne Tullos, Hannah Humes, Eliza. A. Bradford, Mary Conway, Dinah Thompson & Susannah James & their heirs forever, and such other real or personal estate as she shall leave at her decease to be equally divided among all my children Sons and Daughters & their heirs forever, but my will and intent is that the Negro boy named Tom now in possession of my Son Benjamin James shall bar him so much of his proportion in his division to be made at his mother's decease as the said Negro Tom shall be valued at.

      Item, my Will is, that such of my slaves as I have heretofore lent to mu Children& their increase, after the decease of my Wife shall be returned and divided with the rest of my Estate among all my children; and if any of my Children should die before such division takes place, and leave lawfull issue that the issue be entitled to the same share the parent would have had.

      Lastly, I hereby Constitute and appoint my dear & Loving Wife, Dinah James, & my sons Thomas James, Benjamin James & John James Executrix & Executors of this my Last will & Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills by me made, & Declaring this to be my Last Will & Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this sixth day of November 1777.

      Signed, Sealed & declared to John James (His Seal) Be his last will, before us

      Wm Grant John Kerr Marmaduke Brown

      Proved at a Court held for Fauquier County the 25th day of May 1778
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      On 25 June 1811, Sarah Hitt, relict of Peter Hitt, Sr., and Rueben Hitt deeded 138 acres of land on Elk Run to Joseph Hickerson. This land was originally granted to Sarah's father, John James, and left to Sarah in his will.(Fauquier County, Virginia Deed Book 18, p. 191).
      On 27 March 1822, the appraisal of Sarah Hitt's property is recorded in Fauquier County.(Fauquier County, Virginia Will Book 8, p. 171).93

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