Name: Anthony Gholson
Birth: 1684 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia
Death: BEF 3 DEC 1764 in St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia
Occupation: Planter & large slave owner in Orange County, Virginia
Anthony Gholson (1684 - 1764) of St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia
ANTHONY GHOLSON, the son of JOHN GHOLSON or GULSTON and his wife, JANE KITTERICK?, was born 1684 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, and died before 3 December 1764 in St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia. He married JANE HAWKINS or JANE BLAND. She was born 1688 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, and died 1796 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
ANTHONY GHOLSON's occupation was a planter and large slave owner in Orange County, Virginia.
GHOLSON FAMILY LINEAGE
Family dates to Ralph De Guston at Conway Castle in 1283.
Probably of the same lineage as Dr. Theodore Goulston(Gulston, Golston) of the London Company
The five children of ANTHONY GHOLSON and JANE:
1. WILLIAM GHOLSON, b. 1705, Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia; d. 1795, Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia; m. SUSANNA COLLINS, 1730, Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia; b. December 05, 1709, Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia; d. 1786, Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
2. ANTHONY JR. GHOLSON was born about 1707 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia and died on March 13, 1779 in Halifax County, Virginia. He married MARY SANDRIDGE in 1732.
3. ELIZABETH GHOLSON was born in 1709 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia and died in 1779 in Halifax County, Virginia. ELIZABETH GHOLSON married first (1st) WILLIAM POLLARD, who was born in 1705 in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Virginia and died in 1746 in Orange County, Virginia. ELIZABETH GHOLSON married second (2nd) SAMUEL RICE who was born in 1692 and died in 1724.
4. JOHN GHOLSON was born on 1713 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia and died on July 26, 1790 in Orange County, Virginia. He married ESTHER COOKE in 1736 in Virginia.
5. LUCY GHOLSON was born 1734 in Orange County, Virginia, and died before May 05, 1795 in Madison County, Kentucky. She married JAMES SR. STAPP 1753 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, son of JOHN STAPP and ANN SALMON. He was born 1733 in Orange County, (now Culpeppper) County, Virginia, and died February 23, 1794 in Madison County, Kentucky.
Various spellings of Surname: Golson, Golsan, Gulston, Gholson, Gholston, Gholstone, Goldstone, Golston, etc. in various records concerning Anthony created during his lifetime. His "signature" was a large "A," indicating that Anthony, like many early colonists, was more concerned with dealing with their hardships and eking out a living than they were in a formal education.
Source: "Golsan, Golson, Gholson, Gholston Families in America" by James M. Black.
1725; Anthony Gholson Sr. The first record found of Anthony Gholson Sr. is his purchase of 200 acres on the south side Holloday Swamp, Saint Geroge Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
1725, July 6; James Taylor of Drysdale Par., King and Queen Co., Gentl., to Anthony Gholstone of St. Geo. Par, Spts. Co., 50 lbs tobacco, 200 acres on ye south side of Holloday's Swamp, St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. Witnessed by W. Russell, Richd. Bayley and Saml. Loyd.
1728,September 28; Anthony received a grant from King George II for 1,000 acres on Terry's Run in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. His sons, Anthony Jr. & William each received 500 acres at the same time.
Anthony Gholdson was overseer of road Oct 7 1727 in Spotsylvania Co. VA Ct. OR. Bk. p. 352
Anthony Sued Joseph Hawkins for a debt, 1729, p. 337
Spotsylvania Co. VA
County Court Book pg. 392 (1730-1738)
Tilley, a Negro girl belonging to Anthony Ghoston is adjudged to be 14 years of age
Tom a Negro boy belonging to said Golston is 16 years of age
Daniel a Negro boy belonging to Anthony Golston is adjudged to be 16 years old
Source: Nancy Green Prewitt Hawkins DAR records
1734, September 27; Anthony Gholdson transferred 442 1/2 acres of the 1,000 acre grant on Terry's Run to William Gaines of King and Queen County, and on September 28, 1734 he transferred another 4421/2 acres to James Jones of Caroline County. Then on
1738, April 24; Anthony Gholdson transferred the remaining 115 acres of this 1,000 acre tract to William Croswaithe of Orange County.
1739; The first record of Anthony Gholson(Gholstone) with his wife, Jane was on February 22, 1739,when he transferred to Zachary Lewis the two hundred acres he purchased from James Taylor, in 1725. The next year, on July 1, 1740, he purchased 400 acres from John and Margaret Chew, and he sold 120 acres of this property on October 2, 1744, to WilliamPollard. He sold the remaining 280 acres of this land on April 4, 1744, shortley before his decease, to Joseph Hawkins, Jr. William Pollard was his son-in law-and it is wondered if there might not be a relationship also to Joseph Hawkins, Jr. (and some have thought that he might have been related through Jane, the wife of Anthony Gholson, Sr.)
Real estate transfers involving Anthony Gholson included:
28 September 1734, Anthony X of Spts. Co. to Wm. Gaines of King and Queen Co., 23 pounds curr. 442.5 acres in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. Part of patent granted Gholson 28 Sept. 1728. Witnessed by Joseph Thomas, Charles Stevens, Jno. Cook. Jane, wife of Anthony Gholson, relinquished dower right. 28 September 1734, Anthony Gholson of Spts. Co. to James Jones of Caroline, 27 pounds curr, 442.5 acres in St. Geo. Par. Part of patent granted to Gholson 28 September 1728. Witnessed by Joseph Thomas, Charles Stevens and Jno. Cook. Jane Gholson relinquished dower right. 22 February 1739, Anthony Gholstone of Spts. Co. and Jane, his wife, to Zachary Lewis of same county, 30 pounds curr. for 200 acres in Spts. Co. on south side of Holliday's Swamp, part of the patent granted to James Taylor, Gent., decd. 21 July 1722 and conveyed by sd. Taylor to sd. Gholstone by deeds 6 July 1725. Witnessed by Joseph Thomas, Charles Barrett, John Holloday and John Bowles. 1 July 1740, John Chew and Margaret, his wife, of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., to Anthony Gholstone of same Par. and County, 40 pounds curr. for 400 acres in Spts. Co.. Witnessed by John Waller, Wm. Waller and M. Battaley. 2 October 1744, Anthony X Gholson and Jane, his wife, of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., to William Pollard of St. Thomas Par., Orange Co., 55 pounds curr. for 120 acres, part of the tract whereon sd. Anthony lives, formerly bought of John Chew. Witnessed by Edwd. Herndon, A. Foster, Edmd Foster. 6 November 1744, William Gains of St. Thomas Par., Orange Co. and Isbell, his wife, to Joseph Hawkins of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., 7 pounds curr. and 2600 lbs of tobacco for 442.5 acres in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., part of a tract granted to Anthony Gholson 28 September 1728 by pat. James Mills, James X Jones, Jos. Collins and William Collins were witnesses.
4 April 1761, Anthony Gholstone of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., to Joseph Hawkins, junr., of same Par. and Co., 60 pounds curr. for 280 acres in Spts. Co. Witnessed by Lark. Chew, George Stubblefield, Willm. Waller, Benjamin Winslow.
In the summer of 1763, Anthony deeded his personal property, including several slaves, to his wife and children:
1763, July 23 & 28:
Deeds Of Gift from Anthony Gholson, Sr. of ST. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia to his children.
TO ALL CHRISTIAN people to whom these presents shall come Greeting. Now KNOW YE that I Anthony Gholson of St. Thomas's Parish in the County of Orange for Diverse good Causes & Considerations me there unto moving but more Especially for the love good Will & Tender Affection I bear unto my well beloved Children as shall be here after Named I do Give, grant & Confirm unto said Children the goods & Chattels as followeth Vizt., to my son William Gholson I give a Negro Man Named Tom also a Negro Boy Named Little Tom Also one Feather Bed & its Furniture, Also I give to my son Anthony Gholson a Negro Man Named Bob & a Negro Boy Named Cupit, also one Feather Bed & its Furniture, I also Give to my Daughter Eliza. Rice A Negro Woman Named Venus & a Negro Girl Named Mary, I also Lend to my Daughter Lucy Step a Negro Woman named Philles, and a Negro Girl Named Creece which said Negroes I lend her during her Natural Life & no longer & after the death of my said Daughter Lucy I give the sd. Negros with all their future Increase to be Equally Divided Between the Children that shall be born of the Body of my said Daughter Lucy, & I give her one Feather Bed & its Furniture, Also I give unto my Grand Daughter Jane Pollard one Negro Girl Named Sarah all which Negros & Feather Beds I do freely fully & absolutely give grant make over & confirm unto my said Children & grand Child as is above mentioned & in the form as above to have and to hold the above said Effects to them & their Assigns forever only what I lend to my Daughter Lucy shall be as is above said & I do hereby Warrant the same with all their future Increase unto my above sd. Children & their Assigns from any claim that shall be laid to them form any Person or Persons in any wise whatsoever but that the same shall be to the above mentioned Children to all intents & purposes as above sd. ONLY AND EXCEPTING I make a reserve of the above sd. good & Chattels unto my self & my wife Jane for & during our & each of our lives & that the same shall be & remain our & each of our possession during our Natural lives & after our Deaths the sd. goods & Chattels & everything above mentioned to be & remain unto the parties abovesaid in the manner abovesaid. In Witness whereof I do hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Twentythird day of July One Thousand seven hundred Sixtythree. (July 23, 1763)
(Signed) Anthony Gholston A
In presence of Robt. Sharman William Cave Benjamin Cave At a Court held for Orange County on Thursday the 28 day of July 1763. This Deed was proved by the Oaths of Robert Sharman, William Cave & Benjamin Cave Witnesses thereto & Ordered to be Recorded. Teste: Geo. Taylor, C.O.C. REFERENCE: Orange Co., Va., Deeds, Book 13, page 322
1763, August 8;
Deed of Gift from Anthony Gholson of ST. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia to his son John Gholson
This indenture made the Eighth day August in the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty Three in the Third Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the grace of God of Great Britain, France & Ireland King Defender of Faith &c Between Anthony Gholson of the Parish of St. Thomas & County of Orange of the one part & John Gholson of the said Parish & County aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Anthony Gholson for & in consideration of his Fatherly Love to his Son the Said John Gholson doth give to him his heirs & assigns forever, after the death of the said Anthony Gholson & his wife one Lot of land I bought of Nathaniel Geer also one negro Wench named Judy Also one Negro boy named Ben also all my Stock of Horses and Cattle and all the remainder of my Estate whatsoever or if I should thereafter Buy Negros or Stock or household Stuff or Cash to him his heirs or assigns Forever with all the profits TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said above mentioned things with their & Every of their appurtenances unto the said John Gholson his heirs & Assigns forever with all the profits Commodities appurtenances thereto Belonging with all Right Title Interest and Estate of him the said Anthony Gholson to the only proper use & behoof of him the said John Gholson his heirs & Assigns forever.
IN WITNESS Whereof the Party to these presents hath set his hand & Seal
(Signed) Anthony Gholson
A his mark
Sealed & delivered In the presence of Roger Bell John Oakes Ambrose Smith
A his mark
At a Court held for Orange County on Thursday the 25th day of August 1763. This Deed Poll was proved by the Oaths of Roger Bell John Oakes and Ambrose Smith witnesses thereto & Ordered to be Recorded. Test: Geo. Taylor, C.O.C. REFERENCE: Orange County, VA., Deeds, Book 13, p. 330
To all People to whom these presents shall come Know Ye that for divers good Causes and Considerations Me thereunto moving But more Especially for the Tender Love and Good Will I bear to my son John Gholson Do Give Grant make over and Confirm unto my said Son John Gholson All and Every the Negros as shall be hereafter named (Viz.) Tom, Bob, Venus, Phillis, Judey, Creece, Ben, Little Tom, Cupid, Mary, Billy, all which negroes being Left and Given to me by my late Husband Anthony Gholson, Decd. for & During my Natural Life and the same negros as, Tom, Bob, Venus, Phillis, Judey, Creece, Ben, Little Tom, Cupid, Mary and Billey, I Do Give Grant make over and confirm unto my said Son John Gholson for and During the Term of my natural Life and no Longer and after my Decease then the said Negroes shall be and Return unto the rest of my Children as appointed by my aforesaid Husband Lately Decd. as by the Record of Orange County may be made appear. Also, I give in Like mannerall and ! every the Estate Real and Personal and all manner of Goods & Chattels in any wise whatsoever Left to me by my said Husband Decd. Unto my said Son John Gholson for and during the Time of my natural Life and he my said son John Gholson shall have hold use and Possess the above mentioned Negroes Goods & Chattels for & During the Time of my natural Life as aforesaid without the Sett hindrance or molestation of any Person or Persons Claiming any part or parcel Thereof but the same Estate both real & personal Shall be held and Possessed Quietly and Peaceably, by my said son John Gholson for and during the time aforesaid. In Witness Whereof I Do hereunto Set my hand and seal this Third Day of December One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Four. Signed Sealed and delivered
(Signed): Jane Gholson
in Presence of.... Robt. Johnson Nat. Geer Elizabeth X Geer At a Court held for Orange County on Thursday the 5th April 1765
This Deed of gift From Jane Gholston to John Gholson was proved by the Oaths of Robert Johnson Nat. Geer & Eliz. Geer Witnesses Thereto & Ordered to be Recorded. Teste: Geo. Taylor, C. O. Crt.
REFERENCE: Orange Co., VA., Deeds, Book 13, page 505
Source: Deeds Of Gift From Anothony Gholson To His Children
Descendants of Anthony Gholson, Sr
by Linda Kay Gholson-Hoffine, 2533 Dolly Bay Dr. #303, Palm Harbor, Fl 34684
Father: John Gholson
Mother: Jane Kitterick
Jane Hawkins b: 1688 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia
- William Gholson b: 1705 in Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia
- Anthony Jr. Gholson b: ABT 1707 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia
- Elizabeth Gholson b: 1709 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia
- John Gholson b: 1713 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia
- Lucy Gholson b: 1734 in Orange County, Virginia