ABT 1750 - Accomack, VA
BEF 28 OCT 1799 - Accomack, VA

John Barnes

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John Barnes was born in Accomack County around the year 1750 to Arthur Barnes and Elizabeth Melson, he may have been an only child. Arthur Barnes died in late 1756 or early 1757. He left his estate to his widow and to John the plantation where they lived. James Henry was named guardian of John. Arthur's brother William refused to act as executor of the estate and the Sheriff was ordered to sell Arthur's estate and make settlement. The land left to John was east of Parksley, tract A118.

John married Elizabeth Tabitha Jacob on December 26th, 1775 in Northampton County. They went on to have at least eight children.

Tax records from 1782 list one tithable person over 21 in the household, one horse, four cattle and two wagon wheels. Two slaves were also listed.

John wrote his will on September 10th, 1799. He left the land where he lived to his son Arthur and gave his personal estate to his wife Tabitha until she died or remarried and then ordered it to be divided equally among his children. He signed the will by marking a X.

John's will was proven in Accomack County court on the 28th day of the following month.

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  • American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)
  • Document: Personal Property Tax Lists, 1782 [Virginia State Library]; Call Number: FHL Film 2024439; Page Number: 5; Family Number: 17
  • Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850
  • Administrator and Executor Bonds, 1784-1962; Author: Virginia. County Court (Accomack County); Probate Place: Accomack, Virginia
  • Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1652-1983
  • Wills, Deeds, and Orders (Accomack County, Virginia); General Indexes to Wills, 1663-1922; Author: Virginia. County Court (Accomack County); Probate Place: Accomack, Virginia
  • Miles Files, Eastern Shore Public Library, http://espl-genealogy.org
  • Watring, Anna M. Accomack County, Virginia Marriage References and Family Relationships, 1620-1800. Lewes, Del: Colonial Roots, 2013. Print. Pg. 15.
  • Wright, F E. Northampton County, Virginia: Marriage References and Family Relationships 1634-1800. Lewes, Del: Colonial Roots, 2012. Print. Pg. 11.

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Last Updated: 9/27/2019