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

Anne Johnson

Female Aft 1693 - Aft 1747  (> 54 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Anne Johnson 
    Born Aft 1693  Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1747  St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I036209  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 

    Father Henry Johnson,   b. Abt 1648, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1703, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Mother Mary Taliaferro,   b. 1659, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 10 Sep 1696, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 37 years) 
    Married Abt 1675  Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15835  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hugh James,   b. Aft 1696, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1724, St. Mark's Parish, Spotsylavania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 26 years) 
    Married Bef 1720  St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alice James,   b. Bef 1724, St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Sarah James,   b. Bef 1724, St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1741, St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 19 years)
     3. Anne James,   b. Bef 1720, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1751, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 31 years)
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F21074  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John Christopher,   b. Abt 1701, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1756, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married Aft 1725  St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Christopher,   b. Bef 1721, St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1741, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 22 years)
     2. Nicholas Christopher,   b. Bef 1722, St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1743, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 23 years)
     3. John Christopher,   b. Abt 1723, St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1741, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 19 years)
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F21075  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ===
      1702-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 11; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 25
      Deed of Gift. 23 July 1695. Henry Johnson "is Intended to marry"; gives his 4 daughters all under 21 personal propeity.
      Eliza Johnson the oldest, Sarah the 2nd daughter, Catherine the 3rd daughter and Ann the 4th and youngest daughter.
      Wit: Signed Henry Johnson
      Jno Battelle
      Sam'll Sallis
      Tho Griffin
      Proved by oath of Tho Griffin and recorded 10 July 1703.
      Coll John Battelle swears before John Taliaferro he saw Henry Johnson
      sign the above.
      ===
      1735-1738 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 1; [John Frederick Dorman]: Pages 5-6.
      21 Jan. 1734/5. John Taliaferro of St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Gent., for good will and affection towards Anna Christopher wife of John Christopher of St. Mark's Parish, in said county, planter.
      88 acres where she now dwells to her and her two daughters Elce James and Sarah James after her decease ... by the said Christopher's spring branch Mary Taliaferro wife of John Taliaferro doth freely surrender all her right of dowry.
      Jn. Taliaferro
      Wit: J. Mercer, Zach. Taylor.
      21 Jan, 1734 [1735]. Acknowledged by John Taliaferro,Gent.
      ===
      1735-1738 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 1; [John Frederick Dorman]: Pages 315-17.
      27 April 1738. John Taliaferro of Spotsylvania County, Gent., to Alexr. Waugh of Orange County, planter.
      Lease for lives of Alexr. Waugh, Sarah Waugh his wife and Richard Waugh his son; for 20 sterling. 150 acres in the line of the said Taliaferro pattin and being corner trees of one acres land granted to the wife of Jno. Christopher and her two daughters at the foot of the mountains ... on the east side of the mountains corner of a pattin granted to Thos. Tiller for 500 acres ... to the head of the farmer's branch ...
      Ga [sic] Taliaferro
      Wit: Benja. Porter, Jno. Christopher, Solomon Ryan.
      27 April 1738. Acknowledged by John Taliaferro, Gent


      From: Fredric Z. Saunders
      To: TALIAFERRO@rootsweb.com
      Sent: Saturday, November 8, 2008 9:51:38 PM
      Subject: [TALIAFERRO] CHRISTOPHER-JAMES-JOHNSON-WAUGH-SHORT

      Hi,

      Is there an accurate published account of the first 3 or 4 generations of the TALIAFERRO family?

      One interest at the moment is John CHRISTOPHER of Frederick Co., VA and his wife Ann.

      ===
      1735-1738 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 2; [John Frederick Dorman]: Pages 315-17.
      27 April 1738. John Taliaferro of Spotsylvania County, Gent., to Alexr. Waugh of Orange County, planter.
      Lease for lives of Alexr. Waugh, Sarah Waugh his wife and Richard Waugh his son; for 20 sterling. 150 acres in the line of the said Taliaferro pattin and being corner trees of one acres land granted to the wife of Jno. Christopher and her two daughters at the foot of the mountains ... on the east side of the mountains corner of a pattin granted to Thos. Tiller for 500 acres ... to the head of the farmer's branch ...
      Ga [sic] Taliaferro
      Wit: Benja. Porter, Jno. Christopher, Solomon Ryan.
      27 April 1738. Acknowledged by John Taliaferro, Gent
      ===
      1738-1741 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 3-4; [John Frederick Dorman]: pages 60-61.
      28 May 1741 John McCOY and wife Alice to John TALIAFERRO, Gent. for 2000 pounds of tobacco. Their right in the moiety of 88 acres. John TALIAFERRO 21 Jan. 1734/5 did gave to Ann CHRISTOPHER, the wife of John CHRISTOPHER 88 acres.....by said John HRISTOPHER's spring branch.....during her life and after her death to be equally between Ann CHRISTOPHER's two daughters Alice and Sarah JAMES. John McCOY has since intermarried with Alice JAMES.
      John (J) MACKOY
      Alice (C) MACKOY
      Wit.: Samll. GEORGE, Wm. PHILLIPS, Thos. FOSTER.
      28 May 1741 Acknowledged by John McCOY and Alice his wife.

      >From looking at online issues of "Taliaferro Times," it appears that Ann was Ann JOHNSON, who first married Hugh JAMES and then John CHRISTOPHER. Ann JOHNSON supposed to be the daughter of Henry JOHNSON and Mary TALIAFERRO. Mary is the sister of Robert who died in 1688. That would make Robert born 1688 (son of Robert died 1688) and Ann (HENRY) JAMES CHRISTOPHER first cousins. Does anyone have citations showing that there was a Mary TALIAFERRO (sister of Robert died 1688), who married Henry JOHNSON?

      My interest is the SHORT family. Samuel SHORT, Jr. was the son of Samuel SHORT and his wife Sarah (CATLETT) TALIAFERRO, she being the widow of Robert TALIAFERRO (died 1688) and then of Samuel SALLIS. If the above is true regarding the TALIAFERRO-JOHNSON-CHRISTOPHER family, that would make Ann (JOHNSON) JAMES CHRISTOPER a first cousin to Robert TALIAFERRO who was born in 1688 (son of Robert TALIAFERRO died 1688 and Sarah CATLETT) and a step-cousin to Samuel SHORT, Jr. (son of Samuel SHORT and Sarah CATLETT).

      In Orange County 25 Sep. 1746 John CHRISTOPER, John PETTY & Samuel SHORT ordered to view the way from the Plantation of Alexander WAUGH to the south west Mountains Road through the lands of Francis CONWAY and report whether it would be a convenient bridle way.

      I believe this to be the above Samuel SHORT, Jr., who would then be near his step-cousin Ann (JOHNSON) JAMES CHRISTOPER's husband John CHRISTOPHER. I have also seen some unsourced Gedcoms that list Alexander WAUGH's wife as a TALIAFERRO. Does anyone know if there is any truth to this?

      Rick Saunders
      ===
      1743-1759 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 10; [John Frederick Dorman]: Pages 531-532.
      Know all men by these presents that JOHN CHRISTOPHER, EDWARD SPENCER and ALEXANDER WAUGH of Orange County, Gents., bound unto MARY TALIAFERRO and LAURENCE TALIAFERRO and WILLIAM HUNTER Esqr. .. Executors of JOHN TALIAFERRO, dec'd, son and heir of FRANCIS CONWAY, dec'd, and BENJAMIN PORTER in penal sum of 1000 pounds sterling, truly to be made joyntly and severally .. 22 Oct 1747.
      The condition is the above named JOHN TALIAFERRO and FRANCIS CONWAY, the father, and Benjamin Porter become bound as securities for Ann James for her faithful administration of the estate of Edward Southall, dec'd, by Bond on 5 Oct 1728 .. with sd Ann James afterwards intermarried with the above bound John Christopher. Now if the above bound John Christopher, and Edward Spencer and Alexander Waugh, or either of them .. above obligation to be void.
      Witnesses: John Christopher
      T. Lewis Edward Spencer
      George Wythe Alexr. Waugh
      Recorded Orange County 22 October 1747.
      ===
      1743-1759 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 10; [John Frederick Dorman]: Pages 532-533.
      Indenture 22 Oct 1747 between JOHN CHRISTOPHER and ANN, his wife, of Orange County and EDWARD SPENCER and ALEXANDER WAUGH of the other .. Whereas Edward Spencer and Alexander Waugh by Bond dated same day with these presents, together with John Christopher, bound themselves unto Mary Taliaferro, Lawrence Taliaferro, William Hunter, Francis Conway and Benjamin Porter .. sum 1000 in consideration of the premises .. for Ten shillings .. have bargained and sell unto Edward Spencer and Alexander Waugh three negro slaves .. To have and to hold said slaves .. upon condition that if said John Christopher and Ann, his wife, discharge bond .. slaves shall consistently be kept in the said County of Orange .. or the New Erected County when the said County of Orange shall be divided .. the above sale to be void.
      Witnesses: Jno. Christopher
      T. Lewis, George Wythe Ann (X) Christopher
      Recorded Orange County Oct. 1747.

Research Links  Find Anne Johnson at the following sites -

Ancestry records for Anne Johnson