John Payne the son of Thomas and Catherine Payne was born December 1, 1722 and baptized January 22, 1722/23 in Christ Church Parish of Middlesex County, Virginia. (1) Following his birth in Middlesex County he grew up on his fathers farm in Essex County where they had relocated by the mid 1720s. This farm was land that his father Thomas had inherited from his Uncle Thomas Montague. (2)
Just when and whom John married has not been in found any of the marriage records available to us at this date. We do know his wifeís first name was Mildred, which is shown by several deeds. I am of the opinion that she was most likely the Mildred Greenwood born March 7, 1722 and baptized March 31, 1723 in Christ Church Parish of Middlesex County, Virginia. Her parents are shown to be Richard and Ann (Basket) Greenwood. (3) To me one of the compelling reasons for this conclusion is the naming of a son "Greenwood" which would honor her family. That with the appearance of a Thomas Greenwood as neighbor of John and Mildred in Halifax and Pittsylvania County (4) would add credence to such a possibility. Even though at this time just whom and how Thomas Greenwood fits into the family is not known.
We do know that John and Mildred were married by 1748, this being determined by a deed in Amelia County where they were living in Raleigh Parish. This area was to become Nottoway Parish and is now present-day Nottoway County, VA.
The early life of John and Mildred can be explained no better then the write-up on page 71 in the "Paynes of Pittsylvania County" by Bob King and Kitty Alexander.
"John apparently married in the 1740s to Mildred, whose maiden surname is unknown. Where they married is also unknown. On October 20, 1748, they were living in Raleigh Parish in Amelia County, VA with the area soon to become Nottoway parish (now part of present day Nottoway County, VA). On that day, "John Pain" (the name Payne as been found as Pain, Payn and Paine, sometimes all in the same document) bought 400 acres of land on the south side of the South Fork of Little Nottoway River for 21 pounds and 10 shillings (Amelia County, VA Deed Book 3, pp. 153-156). A witness to the sale was Johnís brother, Thomas Payne III. Subsequently, John and his wife Mildred Payne sold this tract in two parcels of 200 acres each. The first sale was on October 20, 1749, at which time John and Mildred were stated to be living in Nottoway Parish apparently on this tract (Amelia County, VA Deed Book 3, pp 296-297. (Thomas Payne III also witnessed this deed.) By the time they sold the remaining 200 acres on November 3, 1752, their residence was listed on the deed as Essex County, VA, thus indicating their return there (Amelia County, VA Deed Book 4, pp 458-459). A later Amelia County deed shows that John and Mildred Payne were still in Essex County in South Farnum Parish (where his father lived), on October 16, 1756. At that time, they bought another 300 acres of land in Amelia County on the south side of Peters Creek, on a fork of the Nottoway River (Amelia County, VA Deed Book 5, pp 430-431). Of interest, one of the witnesses to this deed was Daniel Shelton (1729-1809), later a father-in-law to Johnís nephew (Rev.) Thomas Payne, with the land bordering on land owned by John Nance, thought to be the father of Sarah (Nance) Payne, the mother of (Rev.) Thomas Payne."
It appears that John and Mildred Payne lived on their 300 acre tract in the part of Amelia County which later became Nottoway County, VA starting sometime after their 1756 purchase, until soon after their sale of this land on February 25, 1762 (Amelia County, VA Deed Book 7, pp 642-643. Crispin Shelton, a brother-in-law to John Payne, was a witness to this sale). Subsequently, they moved to the area of Halifax County, VA, which in 1767 would become part of Pittsylvania County. Their settlement was in the vicinity of where other Payne relatives had already moved or were moving: to the Mill Creek-Whitethorn Creek area northeast of present day Chatham, VA. As early as March 26, 1762, John Payne filed a claim to acquire 400 acres land on the North Fork of Panther (now called Whitethorn) Creek (Entry Record Book 1737-1770: Land Entries in the Present Virginia Counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Franklin and Patrick, transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito, 1984, p 224). This was followed by 9 more claims for land on or near this creek later in 1762 and in following years, plus claims on land in nearby areas including on the Stinking River, a few miles to the north of Whitethorn Creek. John and Mildred gained title to some of this land, with their sale of certain tracts variously reported in Halifax and then Pittsylvania County VA deed records. For example, John and Mildred Payne sold two tracts of land in this vicinity with both recorded on October 16, 1766 in Halifax County, VA deeds. One was for 50 acres to Crispin Shelton, his brother-in-law, and another for 150 acres to Lewis Shelton (Halifax County, VA Deed Book 6, pp 160 (sale to Crispin Shelton) and 162 (sale to Lewis Shelton)."
On February 25, 1762 John and Mildred Payne of Nottoway Parish, Amelia County, sold 300 acres on the south side of Peters Creek to Thomas Jones. (5) Within weeks, on March 15, 1762 we find that John and Mildred have moved, possibly with his brother-in-law Crispin Shelton to Halifax County, Virginia. On this date John Pain of Nottoway Parish, Amelia County, for 50 pounds, buys 400 acres on the north fork of Panther Creek. (6) This 400 acres was in that part of Halifax that in 1767 became Pittsylvania County and the Panther Creek is to become Whitethorn Creek. It was also on this same date that Crispin Shelton of Nottoway Parish, Amelia buys 638 acres on Buck Branch of Panther Creek.
In the next 12 months John Payne goes on to file at least another 6 entry claims of 400 acres each, on Panther Creek and its branches. Since the greater portion of these entry claims were never surveyed in John Payneís name, he never received title to them. (7) It also was during this time period that the John Payne family begin appearing in the Parish records of Antrim Parish of Halifax County. For at a Vestry meeting held on February 16, 1763, John Payne with neighbors Thomas & Joseph Faris, Thomas Musteen and Jacob Cox were appointed Processioners according to law. Their duties were to repair and remark the boundary marks of the land owned along the Banister River up the Whitethorn Creek and down Allen Creek. They were to begin the said work and make and return a report to the Vestry by the last day of March. The report was to include the name of every persons land in the said bounds, the person present at the time of processioning and also to include land they did not procession and the reason for not doing so. (8)
Later that year, on November 21, 1763 we find Daniel Hogan of Halifax Co. sold to Thomas Greenwood 100 acres on both sides of the north fork of Panther Creek. (9) This land was bounded by the property of John and Mildred Payne and also an entry by Thomas Wade, another brother-in-law of John Payne who married his sister, Mary Payne. This deed was witnessed by, among others, John Payne, and his brothers Philemon and William Payne. This is one of those items that to me, indicate a relationship between the Payne and Greenwood families. Perhaps indicating that Mildred was a Greenwood and thus she is still maintaining contact with a member of her own family.
While living in Halifax County we find John Payne appearing on the list of those voting for the House of Burgesses. In 1764 he is on a list by Edward Booker and in 1765 he is listed on Wade Hamptonís list. (10) It is also on these lists that we first see the name, Abraham Payne. This Abraham is found in later years living near John and Mildred following them to Henry County, Virginia. Although not found in the household of John Payne on any of the tithe lists of Pittsylvania County, Virginia he was living nearby in them. Later under Abraham Payne I will further give my thoughts on why he is their son.
On October 16, 1766 John and wife Mildred of Halifax County execute 2 deeds. In one they sell to Crispin Shelton of Halifax 50 acres adjoining the corners of Crispin Shelton, Abraham Shelton and Thomas Greenwood. This land crossed the north fork of Panther Creek. (11) In the other they sell 150 acres to Lewis Shelton adjoining that of Lewis Shelton and Abraham Shelton. (12) Lewis and Abraham Shelton were the nephews of John and Mildred Payne, being the sons of Crispin Shelton and Lettice Payne the sister of John.
In September of 1766, John Payne was appointed the surveyor of the road leading from Stinking River old road to Hickeys Old road. It was ordered that he with the laboring tithables to wit: Crispin Shelton, Abraham Shelton, Gabriel Shelton, John Payne (his son John Jr.), Abraham Motley, Thomas Greenwood, Lewis Shelton among others. do herewith clear and keep the said road in repair. (13)
On June 1, 1767 Pittsylvania County Virginia was created from the western boundary of Halifax County. In that year we find John Payne, with many others of his extended family on the tithes list of Pittsylvania County. From a researcher's point of view, the tithe list of Pittsylvania County is a treasure trove of information. It is one that not only lists the head of household but also it names other tithables in the household including slaves. So it was with these lists that we were able to determine to some extent the birth order and ages of some of the sons, of John and Mildred. Unfortunately we were not so blessed with the same information on their daughters.
As one looks over the lists we find the names of others that are to be associated the John Payne family for the next 40 plus years. Most notably is John Donelson who was from Maryland. He was elected to the House of Burgesses for Pittsylvania County. He was a surveyor, Justice of the Peace and land speculator. He counted Patrick Henry and Benjamin Harrison among his friends. It was these qualities and circle of friends whose influence was to serve him in his later years. In 1778 he had led a small troop from the Holston area to Boonesboro with the intention of helping George Rogers Clark win the Illinois. He never made it to Illinois but liked what he saw in Kentucky, for he came back to Pittsylvania with his mind made up to go there. He returned to Holston country where he was having a boat built to carry his family to Kentucky. (14) It was there he made the acquaintance of James Robertson who persuaded him to come instead to the Cumberland as head of fortilla that went to French Lick, later to become Nashville, Tennessee. It was likely during the 1777-1779 time period that John Donelson was extolling the lands on the western frontiers, that may have persuaded the John Payne family to settle there in later years.
Another individual that is found on the list of John Dix was Lewis Green. Lewis Green is next found in Russell County, Virginia and at Fort Blakemore. It was while in that part of Virginia that his daughter Sarah, married Josiah Payne of Chester County, Pennsylvania. This marriage produced a daughter, Martha, who later married Greenwood Payne Jr., thus uniting two unrelated Payne lines in Davidson County, Tennessee.
In the 1767 tithe list of John Donelson, John Payne, John Payne Jr., and Greenwood Payne are shown with 200 acres of land. A tax of 21 pounds of tobacco was laid upon each tithe, that is, on each white male of sixteen years and over, and upon each slave of 16 years and over. Thus, we know that John Jr. and Greenwood where born in 1751or prior to that. (15) Abraham Payne, presumably the oldest son of John and Mildred is shown in household of Gabriel Shelton. Also nearby are the several families of Shelton and Thomas Greenwood. Subsequent lists for 1770, 1773, 1774,1775, and 1776 chronicle the ages of more of John and Mildredís sons.
On 2 Feb 1767, John Payne files entry claim for 400 acres on Panther (Whitethorn) Creek (16) and on 4 December 1767 he files entry claim for 400 acres on the draughts of Stinking River.
With the establishment of Pittsylvania County there was created the new parish of Camden. James Stevenson of Williamsburg offered himself as minister for the new parish. Since he was just entering the ministry it was necessary for him to go to London to be ordained by the Bishop there. In 1769 he entered his duties as Rector of the parish and the Vestry at once ordered 4 new churches and 2 chapels to be built. The churches appear in the Vestry Book as Stinking River Church, Sandy River Church, Snow Creek Church and Leatherwood Church, the chapels as Mayo and Stoney Creek. The churches were built at once, sextons were employed and book purchased. The Church of England was so closely associated in the minds of the people, with the government of England, that after the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, they turned from the Church and embraced the new faiths of the Baptist and Methodist Churches. After 1778 the Vestry Book no longer had any entries concerning the churches, only those dealing with the poor. (17)
In November of 1768 the Vestry of Camden Parish appointed John Payne with Thomas Faris and William Short to procession all the patent land from the mouth of the Stinking River, up Banister to the creeks Great Cherrystone, etc. There is a story of an early hunter who named one of the Pittsylvania Counties streams. We are told that he seated himself beside the stream to rest and refresh himself. The day was probably warm, for upon opening his pack he found that his venison was tainted. Throwing the meat into the water he named this beautiful small stream Stinking River, and so it is called today. (18)
In the years from 1768 to 1772 we continue to find John Payne on the tithe lists, showing that he had collected his allotment of squirrel scalps that were a nuisance to the settlers. He also serves as witness to numerous land transaction of his neighbors and the those of the Shelton family.
In 1772, John Payne with William Short, Thomas Musteen and Lewis Shelton was again appointed by the Vestry of Camden Parish, to procession all the patent land from the mouth of Stinking River, up Banister River to the mouth of Whitethorn Creek etc. (19)
In 1773 we find that the Vestry of Camden Parish appointed Mildred Payne to serve as sexton of the Stinking River Church in the place of her son John Payne Jr. (20) a position that she holds until 1778 when with her husband, she moves to Henry County, Virginia. John Payne is shown serving as Constable for Pittsylvania County on the 1773 tithe list. Then on October 3, 1774 we find Mildred is allowed 30 pence for her duties as Sexton of Stinking River Church. Also on this date, John Payne was allowed 10 pence for a lock and staples found for the old church. It is not clear if this was the father or the son.
On May 23, 1775 we find that the Vestry of Camden Parish allows Mildred Payne 30 pence for duties pertaining to her job as Sexton. (21) And the following month we find John Payne and his son Thomas Payne are listed on the tithe list as patrollers for the county, it is also that year we first see their son Josias appearing on the tithe list.
The Virginia Gazette of February 11, 1775 reported the story surrounding the events for the selection of the Committee of Safety for Pittsylvania County. "The freeholders of the County of Pittsylvania, being duly summoned, convened at the Courthouse of the said county on Thursday the 26th day of January 1775, and there proceeded to make choice of a committee agreeable to the direction o the general Congress. The following gentleman, among others, were chosen members of the same: Abraham Shelton, Thomas Dillard, Daníl Shelton, William Ward, Gabriel Shelton, John Payne Sr. and Crispin Shelton. (22)
In 1776 Abraham Shelton, John Payne, John East, Thomas Musteen and Charles Lewis were appointed by the Vestry of Camden Parish to procession the land on Whitetorn Creek, Stinking River etc. (23)
On September 13, 1777 John Payne and Mildred his wife sell to John Keattes of Amelia County about 200 acres on the branches of Whitethorn Creek. Mildred relinquished her dower rights. With this deed John and Mildred have disposed of the last of their land holdings and disappear from the Court Records of Pittsylvania County.
In 1778 we find the family of John and Mildred are now residing in Henry County, Virginia. The exception being Greenwood who has removed to Country Line Creek in Caswell County, North Carolina. It is here in Henry County we find John Payne Sr. and Jr., Josiah, Abraham, Thomas and Reuben Payne on the 1778 and 1779 tax lists.
In February of 1778 John Payne and his sons Reuben and Josias are witnesses to a deed between a Nathan Hall and William East. (24) This land was on Little Marrowbone Creek. In later deed transactions we are able to determine that the area that John and later his son Reuben lived, was located almost due south of Martinsville, VA. and just north of the Rockingham County, North Carolina line.
Two daughters of John and Mildred are married in Henry County during the year 1778. Letticia married John Chowning April 26, 1778 and Cloah married George Poole on December 25, 1778. (25) Also on March 26, 1778 at a Vestry Meeting of Camden Parish, Mildred Payne was allowed 300 pence for her duties as Sexton (26) of Stinking River Church.
In February 24, 1780 the churchwardens of Henry County bind a John Coosolvent to John Payne. It is unknown just who this John Coosolvent was but it is very likely that he was orphaned and bound to John to work for his keep until of legal age. (27)
In July of 1781 we find that John the son of John and Mildred has joined his brother Greenwood in Caswell County, NC where he served as a witness to the will of Nathaniel Harraelson. (28) We also find that Reuben the son of John and Mildred was married in Henry County, Virginia to Ann Ray October 1, 1781. (29) We next find John and his son Reuben November 23, 1782 have signed a petition to the Governor to set off a new county from within the borders of Henry and Bedford Counties to be called Franklin. (30)
By 1786 we find John Payne, his daughters and their husbands and the rest of his sons, except Reuben and Abraham, have apparently now relocated to Caswell County where John and apparently Mildred have now joined their sons Greenwood and John Jr. John Sr. is shown as living in the Gloucester District of Caswell County in the 1786 tax lists. By January 20, 1789 we find that Clary Payne another daughter has married Augustine Cook and her brother Greenwood Payne served as bondsman. (31)
There are numerous deeds, estate settlements, and estate sales involving John Payne and his sons and neighbors all living on Country Line Creek. This land was in the adjoining corners of southeast St. Davidís district and southwest corner of Gloucester district. We find John Payne is still in the Gloucester district (32) and that on December 20, 1791 he receives a patent of 160 acres on Country Line Creek adjacent his former corner, and land of his son Greenwood Payne along with the mention of several neighbors lines. (33)
By June 10, 1796 we find John Payne Sr. selling 221 acres on Country Line Creek to John Cochran. This land adjoined land of his son Greenwood Payne and several neighbors that were mentioned in the deed of December 1791. (34) Since Mildred did not relinquish her dower rights to this deed, and since we have not seen her in the records since 1778, I assume that she has died by this date. This is the last court record found of John Payne Sr. in Caswell County, NC. From the Caswell County records we can determine that John Payne Jr., and Thomas Payne remain in Caswell County. Also in these records we find an heretofore-unknown son of John and Mildred Payne, named Joseph Payne. It is assumed that he is their oldest son but it cannot be determined where he has been for the last 40 plus years. From the deed of Caswell county we find Thomas and Joseph Payne buying 270 acres on Country Line Creek in 1800. (35) Then in 1803 they again purchase another 81 acres on Country Line Creek. (36) We find these two brothers living together with their wives on the 1800, 1810 and 1820 census of Caswell County. Both these sons of John and Mildred die in the 1820ís in Caswell. In April of 1821 the will of Joseph Payne is entered for probate. In the will he leaves to his nephew Robert Payne Buchannan Ĺ of the land deeded to testator and brother Thomas Payne, property of father and mother never divided since their deaths. (37)
By 1797 we find that Greenwood Payne and his wife Sarah, with their children have relocated to Davidson County Tennessee. For in 1797 we find in the records of Davidson County that Greenwood and Sarah have died. One source stated that Greenwood drowned in the Cumberland River. What is known is that his sons Greenwood Jr., John and Reuben settle the estate of their parents in the ensuing years in Davidson County. We find that John Payne Sr. has also relocated to Tennessee, in Robertson County, presumably coming to Tennessee with Greenwood and also to be near those children who could care for the needs of their widowed father. We find him first mentioned in the Court Minutes of Robertson County where he was summoned to Jury duty in the January term of Court. (38) Then on February of 1804 we find that John Payne Sr. and a neighbor, Thomas Yates, provide security for James Payne serving as Constable of Robertson County. (39) This James Payne was unrelated to this John Payne Sr. but was the son of Joseph Payne (b.c. 1750) and nephew of John Payne (b. 1754) all of Bedford County, Virginia.
We find John Payne Sr. listed on the Tax List of Robertson County in 1805. In 1807 we find the Will of John Payne Sr. has been submitted for Probate in Robertson County. In the will he names his son Josias Payne as executor. The will was witnessed by Ledford Payne a nephew and son of his brother Philemon Payne of Pittsylvania County, Virginia. The final resting-place of John Payne Sr. has not been found and he probably never had a marker as the stone masons were not yet in this part of Tennessee at his death. From what we can surmise he lived about 2 miles south of present day Cross Plains and is most likely buried in one of the family cemeteries, which dot that area. In his will John does not mention his wife nor any of his sons other than Josias. He does mention all his daughters and their husbands, as they all made the migration to Robertson County with him. Since his wife is not mentioned we know she died first. Since all of his other sons remained in Virginia and North Carolina it is reasonable to say that he had given them their inheritance before they departed one another. Allowing that John was near 85 years old and looking at the items he devised in his will, we know that he was most likely retired and probably was living with one of his children when he died.
So ends the life of John and Mildred Payne of Middlesex and Pittsylvania Counties of Virginia.
Children of John and Mildred Payne.
Joseph Payne b. c. 1740 married unknown. Lived with his brother Thomas in Caswell County, NC and died in 1821 in Caswell Co. NC.
Abraham Payne, married Lucy ___ lived in Halifax, Pittsylvania and Henry Cos. of Virginia and died c. 1840 in Rockingham Co. NC.
John Jr. born c 1748. lived in Pittsylvania and Henry counties of Virginia and was a Tailor. He probably died before 1821 in Caswell County for in April of 1822 a Pricilla Payne married Noel Burton. It is my opinion that this Pricilla was the Priscilla Gunn that married John Payne in 1802 in Caswell, this being his second marriage. I think there is a possibility that he was first married to a Bruce for in October 1806, John Payne (Taylor) received legacies (with others) from the estate of Robert and Elizabeth Bruce family. Perhaps these were his former in-laws by his first wife.
Greenwood Payne born c. 1750 and lived in Pittsylvania and Henry counties of Virginia. Preceded his parents to the Country Line Creek area of Caswell County. Removed to Tennessee with his wife and sons by 1797. His estate and that of his wife Sarah, is settled there by his sons in the ensuing years. Greenwood and Sarah issued, sons, all married in Davidson Co. TN., Reuben Payne who married Cinderella Hudson, John Payne married Mary "Polly" Cain and Greenwood Payne who married Martha "Patsy" Payne the daughter of Josiah Payne and Sarah Green. Josiah Payne being from an unrelated Mathew Payne family of Chester County, Pennsylvania. We do know that Greenwood and Sarah had 2 daughters, one possibly being a Nancy Payne who married Jesse Carter in Person County, NC, a person that Greenwood has sold some land and a slave named "Lucy".
Thomas Payne b.c. 1751-1754 and lived in Pittsylvania and Henry County Virginia. Moved to Caswell Co. NC with his parents and remains there living with his brother Joseph. Thomas dies in Caswell County in 1821 where his will is probated. He issued a son Thomas who died in Caswell County in 1823, two years after his father. Also had a daughter Catherine Payne who married John Buchannon in Caswell Co. NC.
Reuben Payne b. 1754-1757, lived in Pittsylvania County. Removed to Henry County where he married Ann (Nancy) Ray in 1781. Operated an Ordinary and died in 1840 leaving numerous descendants in the area. Reuben and Nancy were the parents of sons, Robert George Payne, Thomas Payne, Horsley Payne, Hairston Payne, Lee Payne, and daughters Lucinda Payne married Thomas Hill, Mary Payne married John Hewlett, Elizabeth Payne married John East, and Mildred Payne married Joseph East.
Letticia Payne b. c 1757, lived in Pitttsylvania County, to Henry County VA. with her parents where she married John Chowning in 1778. Later they move with her parents to Caswell County NC and later to Robertson County, TN. where she died before the 1830 census. John Chowning and Letticia issued sons Thomas Chowning, Robert G. Chowning married Eleanor Colgin, Richard Chowning married Ann Shannon and John Chowning Jr. married first Elizabeth Patterson. Their daughters were Letticia who married (William?) Hightower, an unknown daughter who married a Miles and had a daughter Milly Miles, Elizabeth Chowning married Edward Choate, Sarah Chowning married James Holman, and Jane Chowning who married a Thomas Payne, thought to be a first cousin and the son of Josias Payne.
Josias Payne b. 1757-1759, youngest son of John and Mildred, lived in Pittsylvania and Henry Counties of Virginia. Went to Caswell County in the Country Line Creek area with parents and other siblings. Went to Tennessee with father and his sisters families. He had a family but what became of them or him after 1807 has not been determined. Josias Payne was probably the father of Thomas Payne who probably married his first cousin Jane Chowning.
Cloah Payne, b. unknown, lived in Pittsylvania and Henry County Virginia. In 1778 she married George Pool in Henry Co. VA. They move with her parents to Caswell County NC and then move to Tennessee with father and other siblings. By 1806 her husband George Poole has died and she has remarried to Martin Walton of Robertson County, she is thought to have died before 1844. Cloah is thought to have had issue but names are unknown.
Clary Payne, b.c. 1762, lived in Pittsylvania and Henry Counties of Virginia. Moved to Caswell County with her parents where she married Augustine Cook in 1789. Accompanied father, sisterís family and her brother Josias to Robertson County. She dies between the 1850 and 1860 census. Augustine and Clara Cook issued, James Cook married Lucinda Owen, Robert Cook married Polly Owens, Thomas Cook married an Elizabeth __?__, John Cook married Margaret Huddleston, Mildred Cook married William Baggett, Lucinda Cook married Ray Sprouse, Clare Cloe Cook married Lewellyn Phipps, Mary "Polly" Cook married William Shannon.
Updates. Josiah Payne son of John and mentioned in Johnís Will married a 2nd time to Mary Barnett in Davidson County. Shortly after his father died he moved to Todd County Kentucky and died there in 1822. He issued 7 children by his 2nd wife.
Ledford Payne, a nephew of John Payne and witness to his will, remained in nearby Counties and died in Overton County, Tennessee in 1838. We are still trying to identify his children and what became of them.
(1) The Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, 1653-1812, by Clearfield 1997, page 114.
(2) Paynes of Pittsylvania: by Kitty Richards Alexander and Robert E. King, Ph. D. 2001, page 11-13.
(3) The Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, 1653-1812, by Clearfield 1997, page 112.
(4) Halifax Co. Deed Books 2-6 By Marion Dodson Chiarito, D.B. 5, page 10. 21 Nov 1763., page 104.
(5) Amelia Co. VA. Deed Book 7 pages 642-643.
(6) Halifax Co. VA. Deed Book 3, page 261.
(7) Entry Record Book 1737-1770, entries in Va. counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Franklin & Patrick by Marian Dodson Chiarito. 1984. pages 224, 238, 239.
(8) Vestry Book of Antrim Parish Halifax, Co., VA. 1752-1817, Transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito, 1983.
(9) Halifax Co. VA. Deed Book 5, page 10.
(10) List of Voters for Elections of Burgesses 1764-1769. Marian Dodson Chiarito.
(11) Halifax Co. VA. Deed Book 6, page 160.
(12) Halifax Co. VA. Deed Book 6, page 162.
(13) Halifax Co. VA. Plea Book 5 part 2, page 377. by TLC.
(14) Seedtime on the Cumberland, by Harriett Simpson Arnow, page 216-217.
(15) Abbreviated History of Pittsylvania County, by Maude Carter Clement, 1952. Chapter 4. On Internet.
(16) Entry Record Book 1737-1770, entries in Va. counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Franklin & Patrick by Marian Dodson Chiarito. 1984. page 318
(17) Abbreviated History of Pittsylvania County, by Maude Carter Clement, 1952. Chapter 2. On Internet.
(18) Abbreviated History of Pittsylvania County, by Maude Carter Clement, 1952. Chapter 2. On Internet
(19) Vestry Book of Camden Parish, 1720-1820. Mary Leigh Boisseau, 1986. page 14.
(20) Vestry Book of Camden Parish, 1720-1820. Mary Leigh Boisseau, 1986. page 20.
(21) Vestry Book of Camden Parish, 1720-1820. Mary Leigh Boisseau, 1986. page 25.
(22) Abbreviated History of Pittsylvania County, by Maude Carter Clement, 1952. Chapter 6. On Internet
(23) Vestry Book of Camden Parish, 1720-1820. Mary Leigh Boisseau, 1986. page 28.
(24) Henry County VA. Deed Book 1 pages 143-144.
(25) Henry County VA. marriage records.
(26) Vestry Book of Camden Parish, 1720-1820. Mary Leigh Boisseau, 1986. page 32.
(27) Henry County VA. Order Book 1, page 91.
(28) Caswell County NC Will Book A, page 133.
(29) Henry County VA. marriage records.
(30) Virginia Genealogist Magazine, Vol. 24. #2, April-June 1980.
(31) Caswell County North Carolina marriage records.
(32) 1790 Caswell tax list.
(33) Caswell County Deed Book G, page 259.
(34) Caswell County Deed Book J, pages 276-277.
(35) Caswell County Deed Book M, page 115.
(36) Caswell County Deed Book N, page 5.
(37) Caswell County Will Book.
(38) Robertson County Court Minute Book 1, page 244.
(39) Robertson County Court Minute Book 1, page 282.