The Land Office Patents 1732-1735 recorded Patent No. 27 issued to James Hall of Prince George County containing 285 acres on the upper side of Woody Creek of Deep Creek on 7 January 1734. [In 1734/35 Amelia County was created from parts of Prince George County and Brunswick County, Virginia. A 1751 Map shows points of interest to the EVANS and HALL families. A green star marks Deep Creek.]
A document filed on 16 August 1743 in Amelia County, Virginia concerning the slaves left by the Last Will and Testament of MARY EVANS, deceased recorded that the subscribers on the document, JAMES HALL and RUTH HALL were the children of STEPHEN EVANS, deceased, and Suit of Law was filed by STEPHEN EVANS son of deceased STEPHEN EVANS, and ROBERT EVANS, his cousin, son of Capt. JOHN EVANS. The document also shows MARY EVANS was their grandmother.
In 1747 Land Patent No. 28 was issued to JAMES HALL for 436 acres in Prince George County, Virginia which bounded on lands formerly granted unto INSTANCE HALL by Patent issued in 1722 and by him to his son, JAMES HALL, consisting of 150 acres. The abstracted records of Prince George County, Virginia Deeds, 1759-60, show WILLIAM HALL sold to JAMES HALL land "left to him by the will of his___INSTANCE HALL, dec'd" recorded June 1759. The Prince George County records also show in 1759, JAMES HALL of Amelia County sold to WILLIAM HALL of Ameila County 70 acres in Prince Georgia County adjoining land of James Studivant, John Lewis and Henry Bott, Witness: Miles Bott, Thomas Bottom, JAMES HALL Jr, and Joseph Covington.
A document recorded in Amelia County, Virginia records stated:
JAMES HALL of county of Amelia in consideration of one "Negro" man named SAM received of WILLIAM HALL gave granted bargained & sold unto WILLIAM HALL all the right, title claim & property I have unto that estate devised by the Last Will and Testament of INSTANCE HALL deceased unto THOMAS HALL son of the said WILLIAM HALL...June 1759, witnessed Jno Willson, Jno Ford.
According to Amelia County, Virginia tax lists: an every-name index, JAMES HALL was taxed from 1738 to 1748 on Charles Irby's and Abraham Cock's list below Deep creek, and from 1749 to 1763 on CHARLES IRBY, JOHN WINN, and HENRY WARD's tax list all in Nottoway Parish. Son, JAMES Jr., was on the list from 1752 to 1756 taxed on Nottoway Parish list.
On 26 February 1756, JAMES HALL Senior sold to his two sons, JAMES HALL Jr. and JOHN HALL 400 acres in Amelia County on the upper side of the lower fork of Woody Creek adjoining JOHN BURGE, WILLIAM STANDLEY and GEORGE BAGLEY's lines.
JAMES HALL and wife, RUTH, sold 285 acres that were part of the tract granted on the 1734 Land Patent in Prince George County on the upper side of Woody Creek on 3 October 1759. RUTH's name is on that deed as well as her signature and James'.
1759 Deed James and Ruth Hall to John Ellett
Another tract of land containing two hundred acres on the upper side of Woody Creek adjoining JOHN BURGE, WILLIAM STANLEY , and JOHN HALL's land was sold by JAMES HALL on 23 February 1764. The description of the land on this conveyance indicates this is the land sold to son, JAMES HALL, Jr., on 26 February 1756, and suggests JAMES HALL, Sr. had died. The JOHN HALL on the document would be his son. Son, JAMES HALL, Jr., would be the person found in the records of Mecklenburg County, Virginia. JAMES HALL was not listed on the 1765 tax list for Amelia County, but son, JOHN, was taxed in Amelia for 200 acres.
↑ Library of Virginia Archives; Land Office Patents No. 15, 1732-1735 (v.1 & 2 page 1-522), p. 399 (Reel 13), citing Land Grant 27 January 1734, James Hall.
↑ Amelia County, Virginia, Deed Books v. 3-4, 1747-1754, Book 3, page 229, 230, 231, Citing Stephen Evans, James Hall and Ruth Hall. Familysearch.org [database with images], Film 008140737, image 119, 120 of 585
↑ Weisiger, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Boisseau), III, Prince George County, Virginia records, 1733-1792 : abstracts of the remaining county record books for the above period plus miscellaneous wills; abstracted and compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III; 1924- (Main Author); Familysearch.org [database with images] Prince Georgia County, Virginia Wills Deeds, Etc. 1759-1760, Page 68, citing William Hall and James Hall;
↑ Amelia County, Virginia, Deed Book, v. 7-8, 1759-1765, Book 7, page 89, citing James Hall, William Hall. Familysearch.org [database with images], Film 008141098, image 62 of 766.
↑ Amelia County, Virginia tax lists: an every-name index, T.L.C. Genealogy, Miami Beach, Florida., Digital images: Family History Library,
↑ Amelia County Virginia, Deed Books v. 5-6, 1753-1759, Deed Book 5, page 407, citing James Hall Sr., James Hall, John Hall. Familysearch.org [database with images] Film 008141097, image 225 of 540.
↑ Amelia County, Virignia, Deed books, 1734-1869; general indexes to deeds, 1734-1974; ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKH-Q9NM-8; Deed Book v. 7-8 1759-1765; Book 7, page 165, 166, 167; FamilySearch.org [database with images], image 107 of 766, citing James, Ruth Hall, 1759.
↑ Amelia County Virginia, Deed books, 1734-1869; general indexes to deeds, 1734-1974; ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKH-Q9NM-8; Deed Book v. 7-8, 1759-1765; Book 8, page 377, FamilySearch.org [database with images], image 60 of 766; citing James Hall, 1764.
Slaughter, Philip, 1808-1890, A history of Bristol Parish, Va. : with genealogies of families connected therewith, and historical illustrations; page 129, citing Hall; Richmond : J.W. Randolph & English; 1879; First ed. published : Richmond, Va. : B.B. Minor, 1846. Digital Images: Archive.org https://archive.org/details/historyofbristol00inslau
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