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

Rachel Diskin

Female Abt 1748 - Aft 1787  (~ 40 years)


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  • Name Rachel Diskin 
    Born Abt 1748  Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1787  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I095544  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 John Jackson,   b. Abt 1736, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1786, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married Abt 1764  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F34221  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

      "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:

      "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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