Thomas Vernon
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Thomas Vernon (abt. 1686 - abt. 1756)

Thomas Vernon
Born about in Chester, Pennsylvaniamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1710 in Caldwell Settlement, Cub Creek, Lunenberg, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Cub Creek, Louisa, Virginiamap
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Biography

Thomas was born about 1686. Thomas Vernon ... He passed away about 1756. [1]

Following notes by Ron Reid from his Thomas Vernon page in RootsWeb, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ronreid&id=I16549

"Early Church Records of Delaware County, Pennsylvania" Page 87 "26th da 7th mo 1709 'THOMAS VERNON, SON OF ROBERT VERNON, OFFERED AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT" page 236 '27th da 12th mo 1709/1710 The Chester Monthly Meeting disowned Thomas Vernon, the son of Robert dec. for "his vain and evill conversation as that of drinking to excess, loose company keeping, cursing, swearing, and lying."

In his letter dated 23 March, 1987, VFAA (Vernon Family Assn. of America) founder William A. Vernon maintained that Quaker brother "...Robert's son Thomas...was dismissed from the Quaker Meeting in Chester County, Pennsylvania in 1709". In his letter (William A. Vernon) dated 28 April, (1987) he states that "...Thomas was 'disowned' by the Quaker Meeting at Chester County in 1709/10. The next record of him is found in the Cub Creek settlement as one of its original settlers...in ca. 1737. For many years I had assumed that this Thomas was of Scots-Irish origin, as were most of the original 17 Cub Creek settlers. However, some of the VFAA's older searchers had concluded that he had to be the 'missing' Thomas. I now concur. His children were named, for instance, by the names also given to his 'nephews' by the older sons of Robert and Eleanor.

Thomas Vernon (this is from the website of Janet Ariciu)

Thomas, son of Robert Vernon and Eleanor Minshall, was born 1686 in Nether Provence, Chester County, and Pennsylvania. In 1809 he and two brothers were dismissed from the Quaker Society "for bad associates". Apparently Thomas and his wife became Presbyterians, in that they joined a new settlement near Cub Creek, then Charlotte County, Virginia organized by a Presbyterian minister, John Caldwell. Thomas took up 501 acres. Thereafter he and his many descendants are identified as the Vernon branch from the "Cub Creek Caldwell Settlement of Virginia" in an area later to fall in Lunenburg County. Thomas and Mary raised a large family including Isaac, Jonathan, Richard, Thomas, James, Rebecca, Madeline, Robert, and Hannah. In 1757 'Thomas and Mary conveyed their remaining homestead of 370 acres to son, Isaac, and thereafter went to live with him for the remainder of their lives.

Note by Mr. Daugherty on afterward: Thomas Vernon Sr. son of Robert b.1686 Moved to Charlotte Co.Va. later Lunenburg Co.Va. Recitation that his father, Robert Vernon of Stoke, Eng. had rec'd grant 625 ac in 1682, Delaware Co. Pa. from Wm Penn., as Quaker.

Note from Janet (Ariciu). Besides Thomas is other two brothers were John and Isaac but they ask forgives. Isaac and John both stay in Pennsylvania and you find their family mention in the Chester County, Pennsylvania History book but there is no mention of Thomas (that bad boy!)

"Thomas and sons, Jonathan, Thomas, Isaac and James are list in the Vernon Tithables in 1741 in Virginia"

Among the first seventeen families to take up land in Caldwell Settlement was that of Thomas Vernon, Sr. (Kegley's Virginia Frontier). Rev. John however, left the Chestnut Level, Pa. Presbyterian settlement in the spring of 1739, in the accompaniment of several children and their families, and built a home on the eastern slope of Buck Mountain in Albemarle County, some 75 miles north of Cub Creek...and the Little Roanoke River in Old Brunswick. This same group had arrived in Dec. of 1727 at Newcastle, Del., from Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Thomas is mentioned again in 1745 as being among the seventeen families who settled in the Cardwell Settlement.

In 1757, Thomas and his wife Mary deeded their homestead to their son Isaac and 370 acres of land as Isaac and his wife Elizabeth were to care for them in their old age. This deed can found in Book 6, Old Ludenburg records. Witnesses were James Cardwell, James, Robert and Richard Vernon.

The following seems to substanstiate that fact that the Vernons came into the Caldwell Settlement at Cub Creek prior to 1741, when most of the Ulster Presbyterians immigrants came directly to the Virginia frontier ,some from Ireland but there others who came from Pennsylvania. The Synod, Pennsylvania area. Records of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, embracing the Minutes of the General Presbytery and General Synod, 1706-1788, pg 138-139. (2) The 17 founders were David John and William Caldwell and William son of John Caldwell; Andrew and Thomas Cunningham; Thomas Daugherty; Richard Dudgeon, James Franklin, William Fuqua, William Hardwick; David and James Logan; Alexander McConnel, Israel Pickens, John Stewar, and Thomas Vernon as noted in Elizabeth Venable Gaines: "Cub Creek and Congregation, 1738-1838, p. 93

The Synod Church in Delaware is where John Caldwell first came to when he first came to America John CALDWELL (Joseph Alexander , John , John , William ) was born on 9 Jan 1683 in Ballyogan of Record. He died on 6 Oct 1750 in Cub Creek, Lunenburg (Charl. He was buried in Cub Creek Church, VA. BIOGRAPHY: Arrived in America 10 December 1727 at New Castle, Delaware, going then to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. About 1742 moved to Lunenburg County (now Charlotte), Virginia where they were joined by relatives, forming what is known as the "Caldwell Settlement" for many years.

The family went first to Lancaster Co., PA. in an area known as Chestnut Level. In approx. 1738 they moved to Lunenburg (now Charlotte) County, VA. It was known as the Caldwell Settlement on the Cub Creek area of Virginia. Some genealogy gives the date for the family migration to Virginia as about 1749, but it is duly recorded that the Cub Creek Church, which celebrated its 250th anniversary in 1986 was founded by James Caldwell in 1738.

"The story of Cub Creek may be said to commence 11 April 1738 when the Donegal Presbytery (Lancaster, Penna.) approved the supplication of John Caldwell "in behalf of himself and many families of our persuasion who are about to settle in the back parts of Virginia desiring that some members of the Synod may be appointed to wait upon that government to solicit their favour in behalf of our interest in that place". (1) John Caldwell, an elder in the Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church in Lancaster County, Penna., is the recognized founder of the Cub Creek Congregation, in which movement he was ably assisted by Andrew and Thomas Cunningham, along with 14 others who purchased land, then in Brunswick County from Richard and William Kennon."

Footnotes: (1) Records of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, embracing the Minutes of the General Presbytery and General Synod, 1706-1788, pg 138-139. (2) The 17 founders were David John and William Caldwell and William son of John Caldwell; Andrew and Thomas Cunningham; Thomas Daugherty; Richard Dudgeon, James Franklin, William Fuqua, William Hardwick; David and James Logan; Alexander McConnel, Israel Pickens, John Stewar, and Thomas Vernon as noted in Elizabeth Venable Gaines: "Cub Creek and Congregation, 1738-1838, p. 93."

At June Court, 1749, the appointments to take the list of tithables were made as follows: William Caldwell, "from Falling River to Little Ronoke River." For 1749 - List Taken by William Caldwell [page 89] Thomas Vernon, Senr. Isaac Vernon James Vernon ............................................. 3 Thomas Vernon, Junr. ....................................... 1 Jonathan Vernon ............................................ 1

For 1750 - List taken by William Caldwell Jonathan Vernor .............................................1 Isaac Vernor...................................................1 Thomas Vernor, Senr. James Vernor .............................................2 Thomas Vernor, Junr......................................1

For 1752 - List taken by William Caldwell Johnathan Vernon ........................................... 1 Thomas Vernon, Senr. Isaack Vernon James Vernon ............................................. 2 Thos. Vernon ............................................... 1



Birth

C. 1686
Nether Providence, Chester, PA[2]

Death

1758
VA[3]

Note

Marriage

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@I1365@
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[4]
FAM
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@I1374@
@I1357@
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20 MAY 1678
Lancaster, Acton Parish, England[5]

Sources

  1. Entered by Linda James, Feb 8, 2013
  2. Source: #S104
  3. Source: #S104
  4. Source: #S104
  5. Source: #S104

Acknowledgments

Thank you to Bob Nichol for creating WikiTree profile Vernon-340 through the import of Willis.ged on Mar 8, 2013.

Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Bob and others.




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Hi Chas, the sources you mention seem to be geared towards royalty. The Vernons of Penn's colony were yeoman farmers - well off but many generations removed from titles. Futhey and Copes history of Chester County PA outlines in detail the history of the founding families of that county including the Vernons. It contains the family trees through at least Revolutionary War times.
posted by Tony Vernon
There is no Vernon Gateway Ancestor found within any published Visitations, as would be expected and well-sourced. Not in Royal Ancestry, Richardson; Ancestral Roots 8th Edition; Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the New World, Two volumes. Gary Boyd Roberts, 2018; Royal Descents of 600

Immigrants to the New World. Gary Boyd Roberts, 910 pgs. GPC, Baltimore, 2008.

posted by Charles Vigneron Jr

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