Jeffries/Jeffers from the begining
This is the Jeffries/Jeffers lines from the very begining.....I think it shows the start would have been Mehhrrin indian (Since the Mehhrrin tribe was the closest and also the Family followed Mehhrrin Migration patterns).
JEFFERY FAMILYMembers of the Jeffery family were
i. Elizabeth, born say 1700, an Indian living in Northampton County, Virginia, on 12 January 1730/1 when she petitioned the court to order her former husband Thomas Fisherman, also an Indian, to return a mare and horse which were her property before their marriage [Orders 1729-32, 68; Mihalyka, Loose Papers I:237].
ii. Thomas, born say 1710, an Indian sued on 14 July 1736 in Northampton County, Virginia, by William Satchell for a debt of 500 pounds of tobacco [Orders 1732-42, 224]. He was tithable in Northampton County in 1744 adjoining Joseph Jeffery [Bell, Northampton County Tithables, 357]. He was allowed 200 pounds of tobacco from the county levy on 2 November 1747 [Orders 1742-8].
1 iii. Mary, born say 1710.
1. Mary Jeffery, born say 1710, died before 9 March 1773 when Daniel Eshon was granted administration on her Northampton County estate [Minutes 1771-7, 192]. Her inventory totaled 177 pounds, and included 45 pounds cash on hand, butter, hog fat, good pewter, knives and forks, 10 hoes, 3 plows, 30 cattle, 18 pigs, 22 hogs, 2 sheep, 22 barrels of corn, 3 horses, 6 ducks, 3 geese, 4 turkeys, and potato seed. Solomon Jeffery, Rachel Jeffery, Mary Jeffery, Thomas Fisherman, Mary Fisherman, Thomas Pool, and Abraham Lang were buyers at the sale of the estate. The account of the sales totaled 196 pounds and included a cart and wheels, beds, furniture and linen wheels. About 23 pounds was distributed to seven unnamed children [W&I 25:167-9, 262-6]. Mary was probably farming land on the Gingaskin reservation. She may have been the mother of
i. Stephen, born say 1729, an Indian sued by an Indian named John Daniel in a suit that was agreed in Northampton County on 11 March 1755 [Orders 1753-8, 199].
ii. Solomon1, born say 1731, sued by William Teague on 15 December 1752 for trespass, assault and battery. He was called an Indian when he was sued for trespass, assault and battery by another Indian named John Daniel on 8 March 1757. George Powell sued him for a 1 pound, 7 shilling debt on 15 February 1758. On 14 July 1762 his wife Mary Jeffery ("Indian") took the oath of the peace against him and he was ordered to post 20 pounds security for his good behavior towards her [Orders 1751-3, 210; 1753-8, 400, 406, 482; Minutes 1761-5, 35]. He bought twenty-three items at the 8 February 1774 sale of Mary Jeffery's estate, including pigs and three harrow hoes.
iii. Rachel, taxable on a horse in Northampton County from 1800 to 1802 [PPTL 1782-1823, frames 310, 331].
iv. Joseph, tithable in Northampton County in 1744 [Bell, Northampton County Tithables, 357]. He was sued by Peter Hogg for debt on 11 September 1750 [Orders 1748-51, 270]. The court bound out his son Jesse Jeffery to Adiah Milby to be a marriner on 11 August 1773 [Minutes 1771-7, 156].
v. Thomas2, bound to William Wood on 10 August 1773 [Minutes 1771-7, 151].
They were the ancestors of
i. Solomon2, born say 1767, married Tinsey Jacob, 16 January 1788 Northampton County bond, William Satchell, Jr., security. Tincy Jeffery was a "N"(egro) counted in Northampton County in 1813 [PPTL, 1782-1823, frame 539].
ii. William, married Polly Bingham, 26 January 1803 Northampton County bond, Samuel Beavans security.
iii. Littleton, married Nancy Collins, 18 September 1810 Northampton County bond, James Jacob security. He was an "Indian" taxable on a horse in the Indian Town (the former Gingaskin reservation land) from 1811 to 1813, living with a "free negro" woman in his household in 1813 [PPTL 1782-1823, frames 492, 513, 539].
iv. Sophia, married Thomas Carter, 7 December 1803 Northampton County bond, Peter Toyer security. Sophia Carter was a "Negro" living in Indian Town in 1813 [PPTL, 1782-1823, frame 531].
v. Polly, married Nathan Drighouse (Driggers), 24 July 1810 Northampton County bond, Abraham Lang security.
1. John1 Jeffries, born say 1670, was a "Negroe man" belonging to Captain Robert Randall on 5 July 1698 when Randall brought him before the Surry County court to declare him a free man [DW 5:157; Haun, Surry County Court Records, V:211]. He was probably the "John Negroe" for whom Captain Randall was taxable in 1698. He was taxable in his own household in Surry County from 1699 to 1703 near William Sweat [Magazine of Virginia Genealogy vol.24, no.2, 69, 75, 83; no.3, 69, 72; DW 5:289]. He and William Sweat produced accounts against the public for fifty pounds of tobacco in Surry County court on 21 October 1713 [Orders 1713-18, 14]. On 18 February 1722 he received a patent for 100 acres in Surry County on the south side of Blackwater Swamp and north side of Seacock Swamp and another 70 acres adjoining this land and Richard Fitzpatrick on 30 August 1743 [Patents 11:188; 21:508]. He was called John Jeffries, Sr., in his 3 November 1746 Albemarle Parish, Surry County, will, recorded 16 June 1752, which named his daughter Martha Jeffries as executrix and gave her his land on Seacock Swamp. He also mentioned his daughter Mary Powell, left a gun to his grandson John Jeffreys and left his clothes to his grandson Benjamin Tan. If his daughter Martha died without heirs, the land was to pass to his grandson John Jeffrys [DW&c 1738-54, 798]. His children were
2 ii. John2, Jr., born say 1690.
iii. Mary Powell (wife of Stephen Powell).
iv. a daughter, wife of Anthony Tann whose son Benjamin Tann was called an orphan on 20 February 1744 when the Surry County court ordered the churchwardens of Albemarle Parish to bind him out [Orders 1744-49, 11, 22].
2. John2 Jeffries, Jr., born say 1690, was called John Jeffries "the Younger" on 14 December 1712 when he purchased 128 acres on the south side of Blackwater Swamp bounded by the College Line in Surry County [DW&c 6:127]. (His wife?) Elizabeth Jeffers died 16 August 1745, and he died on 14 January 1745/6 (informant John Jeffers) [Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex County, Parish Register 1739-1778, 161]. By his 24 December 1745 Surry County will, proved 19 March 1745/6, he left all his land on the north east side of Clift and Tar Kiln Branches and the College Plantation to his son Joseph and named his other children: Richard, John, Lucy, and Rebecca. Joseph was to care for his brother Richard until he reached twenty-one years of age. He allowed his unnamed father the use of the land he was living on until his death when it was to pass to his son John [DW&c 1738-54, 523]. His children were
3 i. Joseph, born say 1715.
4 iii. John4, born say 1720.
iv. Rebecca, born 13 March 1728/9, daughter of John Jeffries, Jr., and Eliza. his wife.
v. Richard, born 26 August 1732, son of John Jeffries, Jr., and his wife Eliza.
vi. __ne (Anne), born 6 May 1738, daughter of John Jeffries, Jr., and Eliza his wife [Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex County Parish Register 1739-1778, part 1, 7, 38].
3. Joseph Jeffries, born say 1715, received land on the northeast side of Clift and Tar Kiln Branches as well as the "College Plantation" by his father's 19 March 1745/6 Surry County will. He was also to care for his younger brother Richard who was not yet twenty-one years old [DW&c 1738-54, 798]. He sold 100 acres on the south side of Blackwater Swamp in Surry County, Virginia, on 10 September 1747 [DB 5:124]. He returned an account of his father's estate to November 1747 Surry County court, but in March 1747/8 Thomas Alsobrook and John Anderson, his securities, complained to the court of his "ill conduct" and the court ordered him to deliver up the estate to them or provide the security bond himself [Orders 1744-9, 233-4]. He may have been the Joseph Jeffries who was sued in Brunswick County, Virginia court by Peter Cumbo in June 1749. The suit was dismissed when both parties failed to appear [Orders 1743-49, 523]. In July 1749 the Surry County court awarded him four pounds damages in his suit for trespass against James Winkles [Orders 1749-51, 597]. He was called "Joseph Jeffries a mullatto" in Southampton County when the court ordered the churchwardens of Nottoway Parish to bind out his children [Orders 1749-54, 388]. He was a taxable head of household with (his brother?) John Jeffries in Granville County, North Carolina, in the summary list for 1755 [CR 44.701.23], and he and his wife Ruth were "mulatto" taxables in the Cross Road District of Granville County in James Paine's list in Robert Collier's household in 1761 and in Thomas Hawtorn's household in 1762 [CR 44.701]. He mortgaged his livestock and furniture in Bute County to Charles Johnson on 19 November 1764 [Wills & Inventories 3:12, by Kerr, Warren County Records, 2]. He and John Jeffreys were insolvent taxpayers in Bute County in 1769 [Miscellaneous Tax Records in N.C. Genealogy, 2431]. Joseph was taxable in Warren County on an assessment of 59 pounds in 1779 and taxable in Captain Colclough's district from 1781 to 1785: 610 pounds assessment in 1781, 83 pounds in 1782, taxable on 140 acres and poll tax in 1784, 2 polls in 1785, perhaps identical to Joseph Jefferson who was taxable on 196 acres and no polls in 1788 [1779 Assessments, p.2; Tax List 1781-1801, 17, 27, 63, 81, 97, 156; L.P. 64.1, p.19].
P: Newman, Teal, Petty, Jeffries/Jeffers, Dobbins,Collins,Little,Johnson,O'neal and Bryant, Lee,Jones, Gray, Echols,Cave, Moore, Flemming and Jordan, Brown,Brock,Bass, Payne
M: Yarbrough,Taylor and Cherry,Drake,Turner,Jacobs,woods
And of course I married into the Richardson Family.