Name: Charles EMMONS
Given Name: Charles
Death: 1725 in Spotsylvania Co. Va.
WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA:
Westmoreland Co. Virginia order book 1698-1705, Part 3, 1701-1703.
Page 196 It was commanded Lewis Markham Gent., late Sheriff, that hee should arrest
Charles Emmons to answer Alexr. Spence of Richmond County of a plea of debt for 830
pounds of sweet scented tobacco, upon which the Sheriff returned cepi corpus, the defendant
faileing to appeare and no baile being returned, order is granted Alexr. Spence against the
Page 204, Sep. 30, 1703
At a court held June 30, 1703 conditional order passed against Lewis Markham, late sheriff,
for 830 pounds of tobacco for that hee had not Charles Emmons there to answer Alexr. Spence
of Richmond County. The late sheriff not haveing Emons at this court, judgment is confirmed.
Note: Richmond County was formed in 1692 from Rappahannock County. It lies in the northern
neck of Virginia and its southern boundary is the Rappahannock river.
Note: CEPI CORPUS--if the writ has been served, and the defendant has not given bail, but
remains in custody, it is returned C. C., cepi corpus
Note: Lewis Markham was named Sheriff of Westmoreland County on April 25, 1702 and became
a Justice of Westmoreland County on July 8, 1702 and he was a prominent attorney.
Note: Alexander Spence was a surveyor of Westmoreland County in September 1690. He was a
member of the House of Burgesses and on Sep. 30, 1701, he was appointed justice to keep
the peace. His cousin Mary Bell married Abraham Field, parents to Daniel Field (see 1718
deed below). His daughter, Frances Spence married William Head and their son was Benjamin
Head (see 1755 Joseph Emmons deed) who married Martha Sharman. Martha was the daughter
of Robert Sharman (see 1747 Joseph Emmons deed). Alexander Spence was a neighbor to Edward
Franklin (see 1747 deed of Joseph Emmons) and a neighbor to the Rusts (see 1718 deed
He was referred to as "Captain" and "Doctor". He was a master to indentured servants.
Alexander Spence died in 1704 in Westmoreland County, Va. All his money in England was
in the hands of John Burbridge, father to Thomas Burbridge (see 1725 deed below).
Note: Westmoreland County was formed out of the northern neck's mother county,
RICHMOND COUNTY VIRGINIA:
Apr. 22, 1715
Richmond Co. Va.
Joshua Butler of Richmond Co. 283 acres in Richmond County in Hanover Parish adj.
Charles Emmons, Horsepen Run, William Russell, Wrnt. 22
Capt. Edward Barrow Mar. 25, 1717
Note: Hanover Parish was created from St. Mary's Parish in 1713. It included Richmond
County and the upper part of King George Co. It was described as "that part of [St. Mary's]
which is and lyes on the North side of the Rappahannock River."
Note: Horsepen Run is a stream that is part of the Rappahannock watershed and lies on the
north bank of the Rappahannock. It is 4 miles northwest of Fredericksburg and in the county
of Stafford. The mouth of Horsepen Run is 4.5 river miles below the confluence of the
Rappahannock and Rapidan rivers. The slopes are commonly very steep with rock outcrops.
Note: Joshua Butler was born in Westmoreland Co. Va. ca. 1668 to Thomas Butler of Essex,
England and Jane Baldridge. Joshua married Grace Paige and he died in King George County,
Va. in 1725. Their children were:
1) Dorcas Butler m. Thomas Welch (see 1733 deed below)
2) Joshua Butler b. ca. 1699
3) Christopher Butler b. ca. 1700
4) Elizabeth Butler b. ca. 1705
5) John Butler m. Elizabeth Beach, daughter of Alexander Beach (see 1733 deed below)
6) William Butler m. Mildred Lewis
7) Mary Butler b. ca. 1712
Note: William Russell was a huge land owner (over 10,000 acres) in Spotsylvania, Orange,
Culpeper and Frederick Co.
Note: Capt. Edward Barrow was born ca. 1670 in Surry County and died in Richmond Co. Va.
in 1721. His wife was Anne Stone Metcalfe, daughter of Capt. John Stone. His step daughter,
Sarah Metcalfe, married Benjamin Rust (see 1718 deed).
RICHMOND COUNTY VIRGINIA:
1716: Grant Book 5 Page 153: abstracted in Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants (1694-1742),
Page 65; 4 June 1716.
Mark Harding of Northumberland County 122 1/2 acres in Hanover Parish in Richmond County,
Adjoining Jeffery Johnson, Charles Emmons. Wrnt. 1716 Captain Edward Barrow, surveyor.
Note: Mark Hardin was of French descent and was born ca. 1660. He is in land deeds in
Northumberland, Richmond, Stafford and King George County. He married Mary Hogue,
of William Hogue and Barbara Hume. Their daughter, Martha Hardin, married James
McConnell (see 1733 deed below). Mark Hardin died in Prince William Co. Va ca. 1735.
Note: Jeffrey Johnson was born ca. 1650 in Northumberland County, Va. to John and Anne
Johnson. He married Elizabeth Wright. Mark Hardin (above) and Charles Morgan (see
1733 deed below) were appraisers of his estate in 1726 in King George Co. Va. His land
was known as Jeffrey Johnson's Marsh or Dutchman's Run. This land is now located in
Fauquier Co. Va.
March 16, 1718-19; Page 68
John Rust, brother of Benjamin Rust of Westmoreland Co. 560 acres on the Great Marsh
Run or Jeffrey Johnsonís Marsh in Richmond Co. adjacent Jeffrey Johnson, Innis Hopper,
Daniel Field, Charles Emmons
Survey by Mr. Thomas Hopper.
Note: John and Benjamin Rust were the sons of Samuel Rust and Martha Garner. Benjamin
married the step daughter (Sarah Metcalfe) of Edward Barrow (see deed above). Their
sister, Anne Rust, married Samuel Harrison (see 1747 Joseph Emmons deed).
Note: Daniel Field was the son of Abraham Field and Mary Spence, cousin to Alexander Spence
(above). Daniel was born ca. 1663 in Va. and died in Westmoreland Co. Va. in 1720. His son,
Henry Field, was a vestryman in St. Mark's Parish. Another of Daniel's sons, Abraham Field,
was a justice of the peace in Orange Co in 1734.
Note: Thomas Hopper was a tobacco farmer in Northumberland Co. Va. His son, Thomas,
purchased land from William Welch, son of Thomas Welch (see deed below). Son,
Blackgrove Hopper had land that bordered William Jones and Sarah Emmons, great
granddaughter of Charles Emmons.
Note: Innis Hopper purchased 783 acres in 1725 beginning at Brent Town Run which
is now located
in Fauquier Co. Va.
Spotsylvania Co. Va. Order Book 1724-1730 Page 89
Feb. 1, 1725
On petition of Sarah Emmonds for administration of her husband Charles Emmonds estate she
haveing taken ye oath as the law enjoyns and entered into bond with Thomas Burbridge, her
security, a certificate is granted the said Sarah Emmonds for obtaining letters of
administration in due form and ordered that Thomas Watts, Abraham Bledsoe, Thomas Smith,
and Phillemon Cavenaugh do appraise all such of the said Charles Emmonds estate as shall be
shown or produced to them said Sarah Emmonds, administratrix and makes returns of the
proceedings to the next court.
March 1, 1725 Page 102
Sarah Edmonds returned an inventory of her deceased husband Charles Edmonds estate.
Note: Spotsylvania County was formed from Essex, King and Queen and King William counties in 1721.
Note: Thomas Burbridge was born ca. 1670 in Old Rappahannock County, Va. His son, Thomas
Burbridge married Easter Zachary, daughter of John Zachary. (see Joseph Emmons deed, 1762
Culpeper). Thomas Burbridge died in Spotsylvania in 1728 and Benjamin Cave and Thomas Watts
ordered that his estate be appraised.
Note: Thomas Watts was born ca. 1690 in Spotsylvania to Edwards Watts who had 900 acres
in St. George's Parrish. Thomas and Edward Watts were neighbors to Benjamin Cave (see
Joseph Emmons 1742 deed). Thomas married Esther Stone. They had the following children:
1)Thomas Watts m. Anne Gaines and Hannah Rust
3)Edward Watts m. Elizabeth Downs
4)Elizabeth Watts m. William Johnson
5)Benjamin Watts m. Anne Watts
6)John Watts m. Sarah Barnett
7)Robert Watts m. Sarah Toby
8)Sarah Watts m. Humphrey Gaines
9) Ann Watts
10)Jacob Watts m. Elizabeth Durrett
12)William Watts m. Lucy Wood
Note: Philemon Cavenaugh was born ca. 1668 in Ireland. He was married to Sarah Williams,
daughter of William Williams and Jael Harrison. Philemon died ca. 1743 in Orange Co. Va.
Philemon and Sarah had the following children:
1)Philemon married Ann Cave, daughter of Benjamin Cave and Hannah Bledsoe. (See 1742 Joseph
2)Elizabeth married John Conner
3)Mary married Alex Inglis
4)Jael married Thomas Covington
5)Charles married Ann Covington
6)Eleanor married Edward Stubblefield
7)Willliam married Mary Harrison
8)Mildred married Lewis Yancey
9)Sarah married Francis Strother
Note: Abraham Bledsoe was born ca. 1673 in Northumberland to George Bledsoe of England and
Anne Jennings. His first marriage was to Katherine Ball. His second wife was Sarah Cave,
daughter of William Cave. Abraham's sister, Hannah, married Benjamin Cave (see 1742 Joseph
Emmons deed). Abraham lived in Northumberland, Lancaster, Essex, Spotsylvania and Orange Co.
Virginia. He sold land to Thomas Watts in St. Mark's Parish is 1732. Abraham Bledsoe and
David Phillips (see 1738 Joseph Emmons deed) eventually moved to North Carolina.
Note: Thomas Smith was the son of Capt. Augustine Smith. His wife was Ann Mason, daughter
of George Mason and Mary Fowke. Thomas' sister, Mary Smith, married Robert Slaughter.
Abraham Bledsoe is mentioned in the will of Augustine Smith.
Nov. 23, 1733
Prince William Co. Va. Deed Book B Page 176-179
Mark Hardin to James McDonnell tract on branch of Marsh known by the name of Jeffrey Johnsonís
Marsh, also known as Dutchmanís Run originally granted to Edward Jennings joining lands of
Jeffrey Johnson to Charles Emmons, other tract granted by Robert Carter for 232 acres on lands
of Alexander Beaches line of Joshua Butler.
Signed Mark Hardin, Charles Morgan and Thomas Welch.
Note: Prince William County was formed in 1730 from Stafford County and later became Fauquier
Co. in 1759.
Note: James McDonnell was married to Martha Hardin, daughter of Mark Hardin, above. He was a
witness to the release of dower by Dorcas Welch, wife of Thomas Welch. Another neighbor to James
McDonnell was Thomas Barber, who was paid cash from the estate of Joseph Emmons, son of Charles.
Note: Alexander Beach purchased 606 acres on Horsepin Run on Dec. 15, 1716. His daughter,
Elizabeth Beach married John Butler, son of Joshua Butler. Alexander Beach died in 1762 in
Note: Charles Morgan was born Sep. 28, 1680 in Richmond County, Va. and died in 1758 in Fauquier
Co. He owned 650 acres in Prince William Co. in 1737. He married Alice Thornton and Ann Duncan.
Charles Morgan was an appraiser of the estate of Jeffrey Johnson (above) in King George County,
Va in 1726.
Note: Sir Edward Jennings was a governor of Va.
Note: Robert Carter was one of the richest men in the colonies and owned over 300,000 acres
of land. He was nicknamed "King Carter".
Prince William County, Virginia Deed Book
July 28, 1735. James McDonald of Parish of Hamilton Parish Prince William County planter to
Thomas Turner of Parish of Hanover King George County, Virginia for sum of 30 lbs current
money and 2000 pounds of tobacco . . . .. 2 tracts of land upon branch of the marsh named
Jeffrey Johnson's Marsh which said branch also known by the name of Dutchman's Run. . . . .
354 1/2 acres granted to Mark Harding from the Proprietors Office first of this deeds being
granted by Edward Jennings for 122 1/2 acres. adjoining upon the lands of Jeffery Johnson to
Charles Emmons corner. Other being granted by Robert Carter Esq. .... on Dutchman Run.... to
land of Joshua Butler..... to land of Benjamin Berryman.......deeds of lease and release.
Witness: Moses Cummings, John Johnson, Bryan Connely, Harry Turner.
Recorded Sum of 30 lbs and 2000 lbs tobacco July 29, 1735. With receipt endorsed and proved
Note: Thomas Turner is mentioned in the recording of Jeffrey Johnson's will in King George
County in 1726 and he purchased land from his son John Johnson. Charles Emmons' son, Joseph
Emmons, was a juryman for Thomas Turner's trial in Richmond County in 1720.
- Joseph I. EMMONS b: ca. 1700 in Virginia