Susannah (Sarah) Pearson1,2,3

F, ID# 7771, (a 1658 - a 1709)
Father:Unknown Pearson (a 1632 - )
     Susannah (Sarah) Pearson was born a 1658. She was the daughter of Unknown Pearson. Susannah (Sarah) Pearson married MAJ John West II (the elder of Stafford Co), son of CPT John West I (Northumberland), a 1679. Susannah (Sarah) Pearson died a 1709.
      Susannah (Sarah) Pearson was noted as the widow of John West senior (Virginia Will Records, Stafford Co, VA Wills, Administrations, Inventories 1664-1760, p. 364). Susannah, widow of John West, had a grant recorded in 1698 in the Northern Neck of Virginia for land with remainder to her son John West, as a result of the 4,639 acres originally granted to her husband John West, his cousin Thomas Pearson [Susannah's brother], and William and Thomas Harrison in 1703. Susannah (Sarah) Pearson was not the daughter of Thomas Pearson and Susanna Bland who apparently had a daughter by that name.

Children of Susannah (Sarah) Pearson and MAJ John West II (the elder of Stafford Co)

Citations

  1. [S465] Wesley E. Pippenger and introduction by T. Michael Miller, John Alexander.
  2. [S510] James Bish, "Hugh West Family."
  3. [S511] James Bish Research.

CPT John West I (Northumberland)1,2,3

M, ID# 7772, (a 1632 - 1698)
     CPT John West I (Northumberland) was born a 1632. His estate was probated in 1698. He died in 1698.

Children of CPT John West I (Northumberland)

Citations

  1. [S465] Wesley E. Pippenger and introduction by T. Michael Miller, John Alexander.
  2. [S472] Pearson Family.
  3. [S502] Sidney Culbertson, Hunter Family.

John Trammell II1,2,3,4,5

M, ID# 7774, (c 1700 - 1755)
Father:John Trammell I (15 Feb 1674/75 - 1730)
Mother:Mary Gerrard (b 1674 - c 1723)
     John Trammell II was born c 1700 at Stafford Co, Virginia. He was the son of John Trammell I and Mary Gerrard. John Trammell II married Susanna Harle c 1720. John Trammell II died in 1755 at Fairfax Co, Virginia. He was buried at Falls Church, Fairfax Co, Virginia. His estate was probated on 20 May 1755 at Fairfax Co, Virginia.
      John Trammell II acquired land in Stafford Co, VA and in the Sugarland and Falls Church areas of Fairfax Co, VA. At one time John lived at his Sugarland Plantation in Fairfax Co, VA.

On 27 Mar 1727 The Right Honorable Thomas Lord Fairfax of Leeds Castle in County of Kent and William Cage of Millgate in Bearstead in same County devisee in trust and sole executor of last will of Hon. Catharine Lady Fairfax deceased ... Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia ... grant unto John Trammil of Stafford Co ... 185 acres ... about 3 to 4 miles above the first or Great Falls of Patowmack River....on western most side of run called Scott Run. At court on 21 Sep 1732 Henry Watson on behalf of Samuel Johnson, Mariner, presented into court this deed from Robert Carter agent and attorney for the Proprietors to John Tramell for 185 acres. On 21 Sep 1732 John Trammel of Prince William Co, VA, planter, deeded to Samuel Johnson, mariner, lately of London, Great Britain for 24 pounds current money....185 acres....about 3 or 4 miles above first or Great Falls of Patowmack River....on western most side of a run called Scotts Run which run divides this land from land of Capt. George Tuberville. John (his mark) Trammill. Witnesses: Wm. Dent, J. Mercer. At court 17 May 1733 Susanna Tramell relinquished her right of Dower to land conveyed.

On 16 Jan 1729 John Trammell of Stafford Co was granted 248 acres in Stafford Co starting from the north run of Holmes Run. John served as constable and sub-sheriff in the Westmoreland area of Stafford Co.

On 20 Sep 1733 Alexander Scott of Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, clerk, leased to John Trammel of Truro Parish, Prince William Co, planter, 200 acres ... being part of greater tract on Pimmetts Run in Truro Parish on which John Trammel now dwells ... on lower side of the mouth of a small branch issueing out of the north side of Pimmetts Run for and during the term of the natural lives of John Trammel and Susanna his wife. Witnesses: Alex: Sterling, Enock Innis, Ebenz. Mors, Tho. Lewis.

On 16 Jul 1745 James Scot of Dettingen Parish, Prince William Co. VA, clerk, and James Donaldson of Truro Parish, Fairfax Co, planter, leased 170 acres, a part of 770 acres on Pimmets Run, with the remaining land in possession of Edwd Emms, John Trammel & Gerrard Trammel. The lease was for the duration of the lives of James Donaldson, Ann his wife or their son William. Witnesses: John Carlyle, Thos. Wren.

On 20 Mar 1746 by deed of record in Fairfax Co, VA Courthouse, John Trammell transferred by deed to the Vestry of Truro Parish in Fairfax County a certain parcel of land containing "two acres where the upper church is to be laid off in such a manner as the Vestry shall think proper, to include said church, church yard, spring, and all appurtenances to the said premises." John Trammell received fifty shillings sterling for the land. The contract awarded on 9 Jun 1753 is the earliest record concerning the building at Falls Church. By order of the Vestry dated 13 Oct 1754 John Trammell was paid 320 pounds of tobacco "for grubbing a place for the church."

John Trammell of Fairfax Co, VA was deeded 500 acres by the Northern Neck Proprietors about four miles above the Great Falls in Fairfax Co adjoining William Harrison's land on 18 Jun 1748. He apparently already owned land in the area, unless the land belonged to his father, because on 3 Aug 1742 George Harrision purchased 208 acres in then-Prince William Co, VA adjoining land of John Trammell, Thomas Pearson, and Thomas Harrison.

John's 9 Apr 1753 will named his sons and daughters. John left the land he lived on at Pimmitts Run in Fairfax Co to his namesake son John junior and his two tracts of land near the Falls Church in Fairfax Co to his son Sampson. He left daughter Milcah a riding horse and side saddle -- luxury items in this part of Virginia at that time. John senior also provided his youngest daughter Milkey 'live with her brother Sampson if she chuses." Executors were his sons John and Samuel Trammell and witnesses were Thomas Wren, Carson Holyfield and Thomas Bruester. John's name was recorded as Tramel, Trammell and Trammil.

John purchased or leased land in Frederick, MD. His sons John and Sampson who were his executors stated they produced his will in Fairfax Co court on 20 May 1755.

Fishtown, a seasonal market and retail location, was noted on the waterfront between Princess and Oronoco streets in Alexandria on the east side of Union Street on an 1803 map. In 1860 some of the structures were fish packing houses, but the majority were "eating houses with drinking accommodations of which the county court licensed ten for the Fish Wharf alone" with another twenty spread throughout the city (19 Apr 1860, Alexandria Gazette). During their stay in Alexandria, one Union regiment was quartered on the west side of Union Street in Trammell Tavern in 1861, indicating the Trammell Tavern was a year-round establishment. (1912, Alexandria Gazette) An 1892 article about Fishtown referred to "the old Trammel [sic] Tavern a square or two south -- after the war presided over by Terry Ryne -- has long since disappeared" (8 Apr 1892, Alexandria Gazette). Given the span of time it is not yet possible to tell exactly when the Trammell Tavern was established and when it closed; John was no longer alive during the Civil War when it was operational but he may have been an early owner.


Detailed sources:
--Northern Neck Grants F, 1742-1754, p. 295 (Reel 292).
--Eula K. Woodward, Land Records of Fairfax Co, VA, Liber A, 16 July 1745, p. 413 (Scot to Donaldson lease).
--June Whitehurst Johnson, Prince William Co, VA Deeds, Liber A; 1731 - 1732, 20 Sep 1732, pages 355-358 (Trammel to Johnson deed).
--June Whitehurst Johnson, Prince William Co, VA Deeds, Liber A; 1731 - 1732, pages 358 - 360 (Trammel deed).
--June Whitehurst Johnson, Prince William Co, VA Deeds, Liber B; 1732-1735; Pages 136-137. Sept. 20, 1733 (Scott to Trammell lease).
--Northern Neck Grants E, 1736-1742, 3 Aug 1742, p. 474, Reel 291, online Library of Virginia (Harrison grant adjacent Thomas Pearson, John Trammell, Thomas Harrison)
--Patricia Duncan, Fairfax Co, VA 1749-1808 Minute and Court Orders Abstracts, Heritage Books, 5810 Ruatan St, Berwyn Heights, MD, 20740, softcopy, 2013 (source for Simon Pearson court records below using the page numbers from the abstracts, not the original)
--T. Michael Miller, editor, Pen Portraits of Alexandria, Virginia 1739-1900, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1987, p. 342-344, 378-379. (Trammel Tavern in Fishtown.)

Children of John Trammell II and Susanna Harle

Citations

  1. [S465] Wesley E. Pippenger and introduction by T. Michael Miller, John Alexander.
  2. [S468] Trammel Family.
  3. [S469] Junie E. King, Fairfax Co, VA Wills.
  4. [S470] Mike Marshall, Colonial Settlers of MD and VA.
  5. [S503] Road to Difficult.

Susanna Harle1,2

F, ID# 7775, (a 1700 - bt 1751 - 1753)
     Susanna Harle was born a 1700. She married John Trammell II, son of John Trammell I and Mary Gerrard, c 1720. Susanna Harle died bt 1751 - 1753 at Truro Parish, Fairfax Co, Virginia.
      Susannah Harle, according to unproven data, was born in 1704 in Frederick, MD and died 2 Apr 1753 in Falls Church, Fairfax Co, VA.

Children of Susanna Harle and John Trammell II

Citations

  1. [S465] Wesley E. Pippenger and introduction by T. Michael Miller, John Alexander.
  2. [S470] Mike Marshall, Colonial Settlers of MD and VA.

John T. Pearson (1st son John of PA)1,2

M, ID# 7776, (a 10 Aug 1758 - )
Father:ENS Simon Pearson I (b 18 Jan 1738 - a 24 Mar 1798)
Mother:Milcah "Milky" Trammell (c 1735 - c 1805)
     John T. Pearson (1st son John of PA) was born a 10 Aug 1758 at Fairfax Co, Virginia. He was the son of ENS Simon Pearson I and Milcah "Milky" Trammell.
      John T. Pearson, Simon's first surviving son of this name, was residing in 1800 in North Mulberry Ward, Philadelphia, PA. His mother Milcah reportedly spent some time in Philadelphia, too. John's middle name could be Trammell, after his mother's family. John's birth is speculated to be shortly after 10 Aug 1758 because his father gifted land to his mistress and second son 10 Aug 1779, which would be right before John T. Pearson turned 21 if he was born in that part of the year.

On 26 Dec 1805 John received the dower his mother Milcah had in property her husband Simon conveyed without her consent. Given that John T. had a similar same name as his step-brother John Pearson, records associated with the two step-brothers must be differentiated according to who their mother was and what state the men were living in.

Philadelphia, PA records were searched for a John, Thomas or Trammell Pearson. Supposedly John T.'s uncle Thomas Pearson was also living in Philadelphia which is why John had moved there from Virginia, but his uncle Thomas was evidently living in Fairfax Co, VA during the 1789 - 1790 period, at least when he was recording land sales as a resident. A likely candidate to be John T. in Philadelphia was a Pearson age 26 to 44 living with an extended family totaling eleven people in 1800 in the North Mulberry Ward; his was the only census record found of a John who was in the correct age range to be Simon's son. The extended family could perhaps be his wife and her two sisters, six children under age ten and his father-in-law or a boarder. The 1800 Philadelphia census showed a Thomas Pearson, a sadler, living in the South Mulberry Ward (p. 56, no 858). Many John and Thomas Pearson families were living in Phildelphia during the 1810 census, especially in the South Mulberry Ward. No Trammell Pearson records were found.

In the Philadelphia, PA area, men named John Pearson/Pierson regularly attended the Quaker meetings up through about 1820: one whose parents were Nathaniel and Ann; another with a father named Joseph; and perhaps one of the same men with a wife Elizabeth and one with a wife Elizabeth Snowdon; and finally a Jn / Jno S. Pierson who may be a relative of one of the previous men. About 1840 Elizabeth, the daughter of John and Elizabeth, and starting in the 1860s a John J, John V, and John W Pierson were attending meetings.

Whether John T. married and had a family is not known.

Of note, a Simon Pearson died in 1842 in Wilna, Jefferson Co, NY; administration of his estate was conveyed to a John Pearson on 19 Oct 1842 in that county.

Citations

  1. [S465] Wesley E. Pippenger and introduction by T. Michael Miller, John Alexander.
  2. [S471] Simon Pearson Descendant Records.

William M. Pearson1,2

M, ID# 7777, (a 1794 - )
Father:Simon Pearson II (c 1767 - )
Mother:Sarah Follin (a 1764 - )
     William M. Pearson was born a 1794 at Fairfax Co, Virginia. He was the son of Simon Pearson II and Sarah Follin. William M. Pearson married Unknown Fish a 1813. William M. Pearson married Catherine "Kitty" Follin, daughter of John Follin and Catherine "Kitty" Sandford, on 25 Sep 1823 at Washington, District of Columbia.
      William Pearson and he is believed to have been the son of Sarah Follin and a Simon Pearson based on Follin family documentation, however it is very unlikely William was the son of the Simon Pearson born circa 1738, thus William has been aligned as the son of Simon Pearson junior.

The children of William Pearson and Sarah Follin had an unreasonable number of early deaths. Two children also died at age two in 1826 and 1831 respectively. Perhaps disease hit the family in 1838 because George age 3 months, Orlando age one, Simanetta age 3, and James age 13 died between 13 Feb 1838 and 27 Feb 1838. Next two children died in 1846 and 1856 at age 17 and 20 repectively. Two children's death dates are unknown, but by 1862 their last born child died in the Confederate Army, perhaps leaving them childless. In addition to these deaths there may have been deaths occurring among the children of his first wife at the same time or pace.

On 23 Jun 1790 a William Pearson served on the jury of the trial of John Fowler vs Edward Washington and Robert Boggess for debt. A Robert Boggess worked for our 6th great grandfather Going Lanphier as a sawyer in the 1750s and Going worked for George Washington.

In the War of 1812 William M. Pearson served in the Virginia Militia in Capt Jas. Sangster's Company. His widow Catherine applied for a pension.

Detailed sources:

--Fairfax Co, VA Order Book 1788-1792, Part 2, 23 Jun 1790, p. 18 (John Fowler vs Edward Washington and Robert Boggess; William Pearson on jury)
--Jordan R. Dodd, et. al, Early American Marriages: Washington D.C. to 1825. Bountiful, UT, Precision Indexing Publishers.

Children of William M. Pearson and Unknown Fish

Children of William M. Pearson and Catherine "Kitty" Follin

Citations

  1. [S465] Wesley E. Pippenger and introduction by T. Michael Miller, John Alexander.
  2. [S501] Gabriel Edmonston, Follin Family in America.

Sarah Follin1,2

F, ID# 7778, (a 1764 - )
Father:William Follin (a 1735 - Dec 1798)
Mother:Bathsheba Hurst (a 1740 - )
     Sarah Follin was born a 1764 at Fairfax Co, Virginia. She was the daughter of William Follin and Bathsheba Hurst. Sarah Follin married Simon Pearson II, son of ENS Simon Pearson I and Peletiah Graffort, a 1790.

Child of Sarah Follin and Simon Pearson II

Citations

  1. [S465] Wesley E. Pippenger and introduction by T. Michael Miller, John Alexander.
  2. [S501] Gabriel Edmonston, Follin Family in America.

William Follin1,2

M, ID# 7779, (a 1735 - Dec 1798)
     William Follin was born a 1735. He married Bathsheba Hurst a 1760. William Follin died in Dec 1798.
      The children of William and Bathsheba Follin according to their grandson Samuel Follin, son of John, were Edward, John, William, Abigail, Hannah, Bathsheba, Catherine, Elizabeth, Jane, Sarah, and possibly a Samuel and a Thomas.

On 22 Sep 1789 the court ordered William Follin, Simon Pearson [the father of a child of William's daughter Sarah], James Wren and George Minor to inventory and appraise the negroes and personal estate of John Earnshaw.

Detailed source:

--Fairfax Co, VA 1788-1792 Order Book, Part 1, 22 Sep 1789. p. 70 (Simon Pearson, William Follin, George Minor and James Wren appraise John Earnshaw estate.)

Children of William Follin and Bathsheba Hurst

Citations

  1. [S465] Wesley E. Pippenger and introduction by T. Michael Miller, John Alexander.
  2. [S501] Gabriel Edmonston, Follin Family in America.

Bathsheba Hurst1,2

F, ID# 7780, (a 1740 - )
     Bathsheba Hurst was born a 1740. She married William Follin a 1760.

Children of Bathsheba Hurst and William Follin

Citations

  1. [S465] Wesley E. Pippenger and introduction by T. Michael Miller, John Alexander.
  2. [S501] Gabriel Edmonston, Follin Family in America.

Catherine "Kitty" Follin1,2

F, ID# 7781, (26 Sep 1800 - )
Father:John Follin (5 Sep 1761 - 19 May 1841)
Mother:Catherine "Kitty" Sandford (a 1777 - )
     Catherine "Kitty" Follin was born on 26 Sep 1800 at Fairfax Co, Virginia. She was the daughter of John Follin and Catherine "Kitty" Sandford. Catherine "Kitty" Follin married William M. Pearson, son of Simon Pearson II and Sarah Follin, on 25 Sep 1823 at Washington, District of Columbia.
      Catherine Follin, wife of William Pearson, received a bounty and pension based on his War of 1812 service.

Children of Catherine "Kitty" Follin and William M. Pearson

Citations

  1. [S465] Wesley E. Pippenger and introduction by T. Michael Miller, John Alexander.
  2. [S501] Gabriel Edmonston, Follin Family in America.

John Follin1,2

M, ID# 7782, (5 Sep 1761 - 19 May 1841)
Father:William Follin (a 1735 - Dec 1798)
Mother:Bathsheba Hurst (a 1740 - )
     John Follin was born on 5 Sep 1761. He was the son of William Follin and Bathsheba Hurst. John Follin married Catherine "Kitty" Sandford a 1797. John Follin married Mary Barker a 1819. John Follin died on 19 May 1841 at age 79.
      John Follin and Catherine Sandford had Thomas, Edward, John, Daniel, William, James, Richard, Brewer, Madison Jefferson, Charles, Matilda, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Daniel, Nancy who first married Robert Pearson and then Charles Carroll, and Catherine who married William Pearson who was the father of her sister's husband Robert by a first wife who was a Ms. Fish.

John Follin and Mary Barker had Letitia, Samuel, Joseph Nathaniel, Sarah Ann, Susanna, Mary Jane, Margaret A and two others who died young.

Children of John Follin and Catherine "Kitty" Sandford

Child of John Follin and Mary Barker

Citations

  1. [S465] Wesley E. Pippenger and introduction by T. Michael Miller, John Alexander.
  2. [S501] Gabriel Edmonston, Follin Family in America.

Theodorick Bland (Burgess)

M, ID# 7785, (1629 - 1671)
     Theodorick Bland (Burgess) was born in 1629. He married Anna Bennett, daughter of GOV & MG Richard Bennett and Ann (Unknown), in 1660. Theodorick Bland (Burgess) died in 1671. He was buried at 'Westover', Charles City Co, Virginia.
      Before going to Virginia, Theodorick Bland had been working with his brother William in St. Lucar, Spain. It was doubly the Bland family's good fortune Theodorick went to Virginia, thus avoiding the fate that befell his brother William and cousin George a few years later in Spain. Also Theodorick was a young man when he arrived in Virginia about 1654. For seventeen years he managed and built up the family's estate in Virginia in what appears to have been an atmosphere of calm harmony and reconciliation. Quickly, he became a model citizen, donating land for the erection of a church, a courthouse and country prison and becoming active in Virginia politics, serving as speaker of the House of Burgesses in 1659-1661, Justice of Charles City Co in 1665-1666 and as a member of the governor's council in 1665-1671.

Perhaps Theodorick's most enduring achievement, however, was his well placed marriage and the family he left behind. He married Anna Bennett, daughter of Richard Bennett, a former Puritan governor of Virginia. Part of Anna's dowry was her father's home in Jamestown. Theodorick and Anna had three sons, Theodorick (1663-1700), Richard (1665-1720) and John (1668-1746). Richard and John had descendants who contributed significantly to political life in Virginia and Maryland during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The family lived in a beautiful home called Westover, still standing, on his estate on the banks of the James River in Virginia. Theodorick was buried at Westover, and his grave may be found at the Westover estate today, with the heart felt inscription of his widow on the tomb stone.

Theodorick's death in 1671 lay bare some underlying and intergenerational problems he had apparently handled through graceful interpersonal skills. Part of the problem lay with Jane Bland, the widow of his brother Edward Bland and a first cousin who was the daughter of Gregory Bland, the despised brother of their Theodorick's father John. Whether the older animosities carried over to the next generation is unclear - certainly it did not in the case of Edward and Jane - but the question of land ownership the situation became tenuous.

Upon Edward's death, title to his property in Virginia, though it was purchased with family money and his father made abundantly clear was regarded as family property, duly passed to his widow Jane Bland. Three factors complicated this development. First, Edward and Jane had a son, Edward (1635- 1690), who attained his majority before his mother's death and consequently had claim to the land, most particularly the giant Chippoakes and Kymages tract and the smaller Basse's Choice and Lawnes Creek properties. Second, the widow Jane Bland quickly married Edward's lawyer, John Holmwood. While Theodorick was living he managed to join with his in-law Holmwood and his nephew Edward in an amicable joint custody of the Virginia property. After Theodorick's death, however, family members felt uneasy about Holmwood, a family member by marriage only, in such close and uncontested proximity to the family's holdings. Third, there was another in-law on Gregory Bland's side who no one was ever able to deal with. Soon after Edward's death, his widow Jane's elder sister Frances Bland, (C1603-1677), "at near fifty years of age," migrated to Virginia and then quickly married John Coggan, a "chiurgeon,” or quack doctor. However much he knew about medicine, Coggan was a boozer, brawler, an irascible cheat and a scoundrel. His patients fought with him over what they thought were exorbitant and unfair fees, and survivors of patients whose deaths he had hastened, sued him. In 1665, Coggan was fined in court for an assault upon one Wilkins in which Coggan, axe in hand, had threatened to chop off Wilkins' leg and "knock out his brains."

Thus a troublesome vacuum in family affairs existed after Theodorick's death. Coggan and Holmwood must have been unsettling to John. There was a lesson in Theodorick's experience in Virginia that his brother John never quite learned. In a far off colony where events were fluid and life was brief, where quack ministers of the gospel, lawyers, doctors, politicians and other bandits, like Coggan, were among the chief predators upon the vulnerable estates of the deceased, established institutional forms could not be relied upon to retain family wealth. Theodorick's personal touch with the widow Jane and in-laws of his brother Edward could not be replaced by a caveat from London. The vast family land holdings were now divided, with the widows of Edward and Theodorick and their heirs claiming large disparate chunks of it. John perceived the need for a reliable family male to consolidate and look after what he still considered unified family interests. His choice of a successor to Theodorick could not have been more unfortunate at this pivotal moment for the Bland family. After a brief hiatus, about 1674, John decided to send his son Giles Bland to Virginia. Disaster followed closely.


Charles Bland's detailed sources from Among Cousins:

--Ralph Thoresby, Ducatus Leodensis, Leeds, 1715, p. 585.
--Beverly Fleet, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, XI and XII, 1961, throughout; XIII, p. 61, 69-72, 95; XXII, 1961, p. 12.
--Charles Bland, Visions of Unity, pp. 91-94; Chapter 5, p. 127-190 and AC 5-1, pp. 7-25 (lines of his sons.)
--William and Mary Quarterly, Series 1, Vol 10, p. 214 (noted as the brother of Susannah Pearson.)

Peletiah Graffort1,2

F, ID# 7786, (a 1730 - )
Father:Thomas Grafford I (c 1710 - b 22 Sep 1789)
Charts:Benjamin Tappan August lineage
     Peletiah Graffort was born a 1730. She was the daughter of Thomas Grafford I.
      Peletiah Graffort was also shown in court records as Pelilah, Petiliah, Peleytih, Peltetiah, Peleytiah, Pelletiah, Pallathia and Pelatiah; she also frequently used the surname Grafford and occaisionally Crawford.

Peletiah is thought to be the daughter of Thomas; others believe she is the daughter of Peletiah or Letitia Newton and Philip Graffort or that her father Thomas is the son of Peletiah or Letitia Newton and Philip Graffort. More research is needed to establish a clear ancestry for the Grafforts.

On 20 Aug 1789 Peletiah and her son John Pearson sued John Fowler for "trespass on the case," and then decided not to prosecute.

Peletiah's long-time partner Simon Pearson died in 1797 and the following year on 12 Mar 1798 before Simon's will was probated Pelilah Graffort freed a slave named Charles; the deed of emancipation was proved by Lewis Summers on 22 May 1798.


Sources:

In 2018 Fairfax County, Virginia changed the URLs for historic indexes and records online. Thus URLs below may not be functional but provide the correct type, date and books for searching online. The oldest deed index is at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/circuit/sites/circuit/files/assets/documents/pdf/hrc/deed-book-index-1742-1866-l-r.pdf.

--Fairfax Co Circuit Court, Drawer X, Individuals, http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/courts/circuit/pdf/drawer-x-index-individuals.pdf, 12 Mar 1798 (Graffort manumission)
--Fairfax Co 1788-1792 Order Book, Part 1, 20 Aug 1789, p. 63 (John Pearson & Peleytiah Graffort vs John Fowler)
--Fairfax Co 1797-1798 Minute Book, 22 May 1798, p. 70 (Petiliah Graffort freed Charles)
--other court orders, minutes and deeds for Peletiah Graffort are under Simon Pearson.

Children of Peletiah Graffort and ENS Simon Pearson I

Citations

  1. [S466] Simon Pearson Deeds.
  2. [S567] Elaine McHale-McRey Research.

Ann (Unknown)1

F, ID# 7787, (a 1745 - )
     Ann (Unknown) was born a 1745. She married Thomas Pearson II, son of Dr / Capt Thomas Pearson I and Anne Amelia Markham, a 1765.

Citations

  1. [S466] Simon Pearson Deeds.

John Trammell III1,2,3

M, ID# 7788, (c 1728 - 24 Feb 1784)
Father:John Trammell II (c 1700 - 1755)
Mother:Susanna Harle (a 1700 - bt 1751 - 1753)
     John Trammell III was born c 1728 at Truro Parish, Fairfax Co, Virginia. He was the son of John Trammell II and Susanna Harle. John Trammell III married Anne Jenkins a 1748 at Westmoreland Co, Virginia. John Trammell III died on 24 Feb 1784 at Frederick Co, Maryland.
      On 1 Sep 1752 John Trammell III of Virginia bought 136 acres of land called Conoy Island from Arthur Nelson junior of Fairfax Co, planter, for 120 pistoles. Witnesses: Richard Rich'dson, John Darnall.

John was to receive his sister Milcah's annual separation payment of 2,000 pounds tobacco from Simon Pearson with John Hurst providing security for the agreement beginning in 1761. On 23 Aug 1783 the debt suit of John Trammell against his brother-in-law Simon Pearson and John Hurst went to trial. John was to recover £1,000 and his costs, but this judgment was to be discharged by payment of £93.15.0, which Simon also did not pay.

In John was residing in Montgomery Co, MD. John Trammell's will made in Frederick Co, MD in 1784: "to my sister Milcah Pearson the quantity of 100 acres land to be laid of convenient to the improvements now in her possession. I leave the said land to her the said Milkah during her natural life provided she shall continue to live on the same and not otherwise." He apparently bequeathed his grandson Trammell Delashmutt his slave Isabella and her seven children: Morris, George, Tom, Clary, Loyd, Daniel and Rachell. John left 100 acres of timberland to his grandson Trammell Delashmutt, tract "Trammell's Conoy Islands." The island was in the Potomac on the east side of Kittocton (Catoctin) Mountain lying between "Sweed's Folly" and the Potomock River at Point of Rocks. Trammell Delashmutt was to make town lots and streets and sell them for eight silver dollars per lot, each lot being 60 x 120, and ground rent of 18 shillings sterling. Trammell was the son of John's daughter Sarah and Lindsey Delashmutt. Witnesses to John's will were Josiah Clapham, John Steere, Isaac Steere, William Jenkins and Samuel F Thomas.

On 22 Mar 1787 John's executors, Sarah and Lindsay Delashmete with their lawyer William Ellzey, brought a suit against Simon Pearson and John Hurst who were represented by attorney Charles Simms requiring them to show why a judgment regarding a record should not be enforced. Pearson and Hurst agreed with the plaintiffs and the court awarded £93.15.0, 267 pounds of tobacco, 15 Shillings and also their costs.

Source:
--Patricia Abelard Andersen,1748-1752 Frederick County MD Land Records, p. 621-623 (Nelson - Trammel deed)
--Fairfax Co, VA 1783-1788 Minute Book, 23 Aug 1783, p. 14-15 (John Trammell vs Simon Pearson and John Hurst)
--Fairfax Co, VA 1783-1788 Order Book, 22 Mar 1787, p. 129 (Sarah & Lindsay Delashmete executors of John Trammell vs Simon Pearson & John Hurst)
--Fairfax Co, VA 1788-1792 Order Book, Part 2, 24 Jun 1790, p. 20 (Sarah Delashmete executrix estate of John Trammell vs Simon Pearson & John Hurst.)

Child of John Trammell III and Anne Jenkins

Citations

  1. [S468] Trammel Family.
  2. [S469] Junie E. King, Fairfax Co, VA Wills.
  3. [S470] Mike Marshall, Colonial Settlers of MD and VA.

William Trammell1,2,3

M, ID# 7789, (c 1721 - )
Father:John Trammell II (c 1700 - 1755)
Mother:Susanna Harle (a 1700 - bt 1751 - 1753)
     William Trammell was born c 1721 at Stafford Co, Virginia. He was the son of John Trammell II and Susanna Harle.
      On 22 Feb 1787 Comfort Parson brought a suit against the estate of William Trammell's estate with administrators Ann Trammell and Sampson Trammell [possibly William's wife and brother] and was awarded £3.10.0 with costs to be levied from the estate or the adminstrators.

Detailed source:
--Fairfax Co, VA 1807-1808 Minute Book, 22 Feb 1787, listed out of order in the Minute Books (Comfort Parsons vs William Trammel estate.)

Citations

  1. [S469] Junie E. King, Fairfax Co, VA Wills.
  2. [S470] Mike Marshall, Colonial Settlers of MD and VA.
  3. [S503] Road to Difficult.

Samson Trammell1,2,3

M, ID# 7790, (c 1723 - )
Father:John Trammell II (c 1700 - 1755)
Mother:Susanna Harle (a 1700 - bt 1751 - 1753)
     Samson Trammell was born c 1723 at Fairfax Co, Virginia. He was the son of John Trammell II and Susanna Harle. Samson Trammell married Kerhappuch Garrett b 1764 at Fairfax Co, Virginia.

Citations

  1. [S469] Junie E. King, Fairfax Co, VA Wills.
  2. [S470] Mike Marshall, Colonial Settlers of MD and VA.
  3. [S503] Road to Difficult.

Elizabeth "Betty" Trammell1,2,3

F, ID# 7791, (c 1725 - )
Father:John Trammell II (c 1700 - 1755)
Mother:Susanna Harle (a 1700 - bt 1751 - 1753)
     Elizabeth "Betty" Trammell was born c 1725. She was the daughter of John Trammell II and Susanna Harle. Elizabeth "Betty" Trammell married Ezekiel Hickman b 1738 at Prince George Co, Maryland. Elizabeth "Betty" Trammell married Thomas Ellzey a 1740 at Fairfax Co, Virginia.
      The 23 Jan 1750 will of Elizabeth Trammell's husband Thomas Elzey: Mch. 1751. Land above Goose Creek bought of Phillip Noland to w. Elizabeth; to dau. Elizabeth; to dau. Patience; to dau. Ann; to cousin Wm. Southard; to cousin John Ellzey; Exr. Wm. Ellzey. Francis Ellzey.·Wit. Lewis Ellzey, Wm. Robbins, Wm. Stark· ABSTRACTS OF WILLS, FAIRFAX CO., VA, p. 461, (Liber A, B, Wills-by Eula K. Woodward).

Arthur Hickman, her husband, of Fairfax Co recorded 21 June 1758, made 10 June 1758 between Ezekiel Hickman of Loudoun County, Virginia, and Elizabeth his wife, for 50 pcm, sells tract called "Bersheba," beginning at a branch called Horse Pen, M&B given for 129 acres. Signed Ezek'l Hickman before Wm Luckett, Jacob Duckett. Receipt. Elizabeth released dower. AF & duty paid. 1756-1761 Frederick County MD Land Recordsp. 477-478.

Citations

  1. [S469] Junie E. King, Fairfax Co, VA Wills.
  2. [S470] Mike Marshall, Colonial Settlers of MD and VA.
  3. [S503] Road to Difficult.

Ezekiel Hickman1,2,3

M, ID# 7792, (a 1713 - )
     Ezekiel Hickman was born a 1713. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Trammell, daughter of John Trammell II and Susanna Harle, b 1738 at Prince George Co, Maryland.

Citations

  1. [S469] Junie E. King, Fairfax Co, VA Wills.
  2. [S470] Mike Marshall, Colonial Settlers of MD and VA.
  3. [S503] Road to Difficult.

Lettice Trammell1,2,3

F, ID# 7793, (c 1732 - )
Father:John Trammell II (c 1700 - 1755)
Mother:Susanna Harle (a 1700 - bt 1751 - 1753)
     Lettice Trammell was born c 1732. She was the daughter of John Trammell II and Susanna Harle. Lettice Trammell married Unknown Offutt / Orford ? a 1752.

Citations

  1. [S469] Junie E. King, Fairfax Co, VA Wills.
  2. [S470] Mike Marshall, Colonial Settlers of MD and VA.
  3. [S503] Road to Difficult.

Unknown Offutt / Orford ?1,2

M, ID# 7794, (a 1727 - )
     Unknown Offutt / Orford ? was born a 1727. He married Lettice Trammell, daughter of John Trammell II and Susanna Harle, a 1752.

Citations

  1. [S469] Junie E. King, Fairfax Co, VA Wills.
  2. [S503] Road to Difficult.

Susannah "Sukey" Trammell1,2,3

F, ID# 7795, (c 1732 - 2 Jun 1794)
Father:John Trammell II (c 1700 - 1755)
Mother:Susanna Harle (a 1700 - bt 1751 - 1753)
     Susannah "Sukey" Trammell was born c 1732 at Fairfax Co, Virginia. She was the daughter of John Trammell II and Susanna Harle. Susannah "Sukey" Trammell married William Carnan c 1750. Susannah "Sukey" Trammell married LT William Stark c 1752 at Fairfax Co, Virginia. Susannah "Sukey" Trammell died on 2 Jun 1794 at Loudoun Co, Virginia.

Citations

  1. [S469] Junie E. King, Fairfax Co, VA Wills.
  2. [S470] Mike Marshall, Colonial Settlers of MD and VA.
  3. [S503] Road to Difficult.

LT William Stark1,2,3

M, ID# 7796, (a 1827 - )
     LT William Stark married Susannah "Sukey" Trammell, daughter of John Trammell II and Susanna Harle, c 1752 at Fairfax Co, Virginia. LT William Stark was born a 1827.

Citations

  1. [S469] Junie E. King, Fairfax Co, VA Wills.
  2. [S470] Mike Marshall, Colonial Settlers of MD and VA.
  3. [S503] Road to Difficult.

John Trammell I1

M, ID# 7797, (15 Feb 1674/75 - 1730)
Father:Thomas Trammell (c 1655 - c 1720/21)
Mother:Mary Alice Williams (c 1652 - )
     John Trammell I was born on 15 Feb 1674/75 at Stafford Co, Virginia. He was the son of Thomas Trammell and Mary Alice Williams. John Trammell I married Mary Gerrard on 10 Sep 1698 at Westmoreland Co, Virginia. John Trammell I died in 1730 at Virginia.
      John Trammell I was constable and sub-sheriff in Westmoreland Co, VA in 1694 where he lived; John is presumed to be the son of Thomas just 24 years after the arrival of Thomas and just 20 years after the establishment of Thomas Trammell as a citizen in Stafford Co, VA. In Sep 1698 John Trammell appeared in a Stafford Co (later Fairfax Co), VA deed. John was deeded 185 acres on 17 Mar 1727 in Stafford Co, VA "about three or four miles above the first or Great Falls of Potowmack river, beginning on the westermost side of a run called Scots Run."

Two years later John was deeded 248 acres in Stafford Co beginning near the head of the North Run of Holmes’ Run adjoining the land of our ancestor Capt Simon Pearson.

As boundaries changed the Trammells lived in Truro Parish, living on plantations where the present town of Falls Church, VA stands.

The 1749 Fairfax Co, VA Tithables List has a John Trammell with four white and six black men above age 22 living at the residence and a John Trammell junior with three white men age 22 and above living at another residence. This is likely John born about 1674 and his son John born about 1700. Until the death date is clearly established for John (who did not likely die the same year as his son), which two of the three John Trammells in linear descent these men on the 1749 tax list are would be speculation.


Detailed sources:
--"Trammell Family of Virginia, Ohio, Arkansas, Missouri and Texas," by Katherine Cox Gottschalk, Manuscript in Salt Lake City Library, Utah, 3 Nov 1948.
--Northern Virginia Land Grant, https://www.ancestry.com/media/viewer/viewer/03e25683-1f1b-4e4f-8a58-69080d74ec65/877725/-1976325115 (Trammel grant adjacent to Simon Pearson.)

Children of John Trammell I and Mary Gerrard

Citations

  1. [S470] Mike Marshall, Colonial Settlers of MD and VA.

Mary Gerrard1

F, ID# 7798, (b 1674 - c 1723)
     Mary Gerrard was born b 1674 at Stafford Co, Virginia. She married John Trammell I, son of Thomas Trammell and Mary Alice Williams, on 10 Sep 1698 at Westmoreland Co, Virginia. Mary Gerrard died c 1723.
      Mary Gerrard/Garrard was known as Mary Gerrard Hutt so she may have remarried when John Trammell died.

Children of Mary Gerrard and John Trammell I

Citations

  1. [S470] Mike Marshall, Colonial Settlers of MD and VA.

Thomas Ellzey1

M, ID# 7799, (a 1715 - Mar 1751)
     Thomas Ellzey was born a 1715. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Trammell, daughter of John Trammell II and Susanna Harle, a 1740 at Fairfax Co, Virginia. Thomas Ellzey died in Mar 1751 at Fairfax Co, Virginia.

Citations

  1. [S503] Road to Difficult.

Anne Jenkins1

F, ID# 7800, (a 1728 - )
     Anne Jenkins was born a 1728. She married John Trammell III, son of John Trammell II and Susanna Harle, a 1748 at Westmoreland Co, Virginia.

Child of Anne Jenkins and John Trammell III

Citations

  1. [S470] Mike Marshall, Colonial Settlers of MD and VA.