Some Descendants of
Richard Swepson

of

Amelia, Prince Edward,
Lunenburg & Mecklenburg Counties,
Virginia  
 
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Richard Swepson was born about 1710-1715, probably in Gloucester Co, Virginia,  He resided for a time in Amelia County,  Va. ,  where he purchased  718 AC from Philemon & w/Ann Holcomb, on July 21, 1749 , including all houses, etc. This plantation was on the Lower side of Briery River;  He appears in the 1751, 1752, 1753 Amelia County Tax List- Nottoway Parish, above Saylor's Creek,.  In 1753-4 Prince Edward County was cut off from Amelia Co., placing his plantation "Linden"  in the newly created county of Prince Edward.   He sold 318 Acres of this plantation on April 14, 1761 to Thomas Carlton of Lunenburg Co, and the remaining 400 AC Richard Swepson sold to James Zachery, of Pr. Edward Co., on May 10, 1762.  This plantation is located about 3.8 miles N. of present day Meherrin, Va., BUT THE HOME IS NO LONGER STANDING, AS IT WAS SOLD IN THE 1970'S AND DISMANTLED IN 2 PARTS.. It is not known if the parts were reassembled by the new owners.

His name appears on the 1752 Tax List for  Lunenburg County,  but he  did not own any land there at the time.  He purchased about 580 Ac  in Lunenburg Co. from Samuel & Elizabeth Phelps on July 1, 1760, located on S. Fork of Allen's Creek, and this is the land  for which he was taxed in the 1764 List.  On that same date, John Jeffries purchased an adjoining plantation, of about 531 Ac from William & Sarah Phelps. 

He was closely associated with John Jeffries  and Thomas Carleton,  All being overseers for absentee property-owner Col. Lewis Burwell, of Gloucester.

Richard Swepson first appears in the Lunenburg Court records in 1753, and he is mentioned often, either as a member of the Jury,  as well as other miscellaneous duties, and a few times as a defendant himself.  The first mention of his wife, Jane, is in the court records of 1757.

Richard Swepson operated an ordinary/tavern on the property he purchased from Samuel Phelps in 1761. The same property had been used by Martin Phifer as an ordinary in the 1750's while still Lunenburg County. Mr. Phifer sold the property to Samuel Phelps in 1755.. This old tavern served as home for the Swepson family and  it also served as courtroom when Mecklenburg Co. was created from Lunenburg Co.

 When Richard Swepson SR (M) his second wife, Mary (Mallory) Tabb,, in 1779, he deeded this property to his son Richard, Jr . Richard Swepson Jr. continued the operation of the ordinary/tavern until he sold the property to Alexander Boyd in 1794.. It was located across the street from the old Boyd Tavern built by Alexander Boyd, which still stands today and is a local landmark on the National Historical Register.  

It is believed  this property contains a family Cemetery,  in which are buried  Jane & Richard Swepson,  and POSSIBLY other  family members..

Richard Swebson (Swepson) received a Land grant on May 29, 1760  of 404 Acres on both sides of Little Falling River, Lunenburg Co, for the sum of forty shillings.  Signed by Francis Fauquier,  Lt. Governor & Commander in Chief of Va. (Bk 33, P 797) 

Richard  Swebston (Swepson )  received a Land Patent of 1, 326 Acres on Feb. 14, 1761, on both sides of N. Fork of Sandy River in Lunenburg Co., adjoining John Cox & Nash,  for the sum of six pounds, fifteen shillings. signed by Francis Fauquier., Lt. Governor & Commander in Chief of Va. (Bk 33, P 1000) 

Richard Swepson  served as a Vestryman for St. James Parish, Lunenburg Co, Va., taking his Oath to the church of England, in June, 1761. In 1778, the Oath taken by the Vestrymen was "Oath required to be taken, but not to the Government".

He was a member of the Committee appointed by the Vestry to purchase a glebe for the Church in April, 1762, (purchased from Thos. & Elizabeth Lanier- a tract of land on Mitchell's Creek, acreage not stated)

Mecklenburg County was formed in 1764/5 from Lunenburg Co, and the meeting concerning that formation was held in the home of Richard  Swepson. The first courthouse of Mecklenburg county was built on his property,  and prior to its completion his home/tavern served as courtroom. 

During the American Revolution, Richard Swepson, Sr., his son, Richard, Jr., and his son John,  served their country well;  Richard, Sr., by furnishing many supplies, Richard, Jr. as Captain of the 2 Btn. of Militia, and John served on the Committee of Safety  for Mecklenburg co., as well as furnishing supplies. His sons-in-law were also Patriots for the cause of freedom. His son John also served from North Carolina.

Richard Swepson, Sr., was married twice.  The only primary source information known to the authors of this page about the name of his wife before 1779 may be found in deed records and court orders. Extant court orders and deeds from Lunenburg & Mecklenburg counties between 1757 and 1774 show the given name of his wife as Jane.  The maiden name of Mrs. Jane Swepson has been the subject of considerable speculation, and is often given as Dandridge or Jeffries.  No documentation for either is known to US, but due to the names of the descendants, it is more likely her maiden name was Jeffries.

Richard Swepson's  close association with John Jeffries and Thomas Carleton and the extensive use of Swepson as a given name among their descendants, has probably contributed to the common assumption that either or both men were married to sisters of Richard Swepson, and/or he to a sister of one of them.   As with Richard's wife, no definitive proof regarding the maiden names of Mrs. Jeffries or Mrs. Carleton is known to us, and it should be noted that there are several other families, of Mecklenburg and otherwise, notable for the use of Swepson/Swepston as a given name.

However, when considering all the records, there is overwhelming circumstantial evidence that the wife of John Jeffries was prob. Ann Swepston/Swepson and Thomas Carlton's wife was most likely Sarah Swepston/Swepson

Richard Swepson apparently retired from Public life about 1781, 1782, as he made arrangements for a good fishing place on the river, with Edmund Clements.

He died in Mecklenburg Co, Va. in 1788.  His will was dated May 4, 1787 and recorded February 11, 1788.  His son-in-law, Alexander Boyd, acted as Executor.

EARLY SWEPSON RECORDS

Barbados - Will of Constant Silvester, Esq. Apr 7, 1671 RN6/8, P 316 witnessed by William Swepson-This will was made and proved in Brampton, Co. Huntington, England.  William Swepson apparently never set foot in Barbados, as this is the ONLY record of any Swepson in the Barbados records  He was probably only a friend/neighbor of Mr. Silvester in England, when this will was drawn

Constant Silvester's Will, dated 7 April, 1671, proved 7 October, 1671, by Grace Silvester, (nee Walrond) relict & executrix.  This will refers to lands, etc in Barbados , and a partnership with his bro. Nathaniel Silvester in Shelter Island upon the coast of  New England. In other Barbados records, it is deemed that Constant Silvester was a Merchant of Barbados. This will was also proved in Barbados, as Mr. Silvester also had other family there, according to the records.

In the Chancel Aisle of the church in Brampton, Co. Huntington, is a stone with this inscription: "Here lieth the body of Const't. Silvester, Esq're who departed this life the 2nd September, 1671."  The church Register contains the following "Mr. Humphrey Silvester, son of Mr. Constant Silvester & Mrs. Grace his wife, was buried April ye sixteenth 1673.  "Mr. Constant Silvester was buried the 4th day of September a.d. 1671." 

FILM 187616 BOOK A THIRD SERIES PAGE 274
WILL OF WILLIAM WATTS OF PISFORD 1646

In the name of God Amen, this tenth day of February in the two & twentieth year of the reign of Our Sovereign Lord Charles by the grace of God of England, Scotland, France, & Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith etc., Anno Dom 1646;

I William Watts of Pisford in the County of Northampton, husbandman, weak in body but of perfect sense & memory thanks be to God, do make this my last will & testament;

First I bequeath my soul to God that gave it me, trusting by the sole merits, passion & resurrection of mine only Saviour Jesus Christ to rise again & inherit an everlasting kingdom prepared for all the elect saints & servants of God, of which number, by the sanctifying spirit of God the Holy Ghost I have an assured hope to be one,

And my body I commend to the earth whereof it was made to be buried in a decent manner at the discretion of mine Executors,

And for touching & concerning my worldly goods I dispose as followeth,

Imprimis I give & bequeath unto Grace my wife, whom I make my Executor [of] all my moveable goods,

Item my will & meaning is that my wife Grace shall inhabit & dwell in the house & have it to her own occupation & the close during [her life] until such time that Lambe Watts my eldest son doth come to the age of four & twenty years, if she keeping of herself unmarried, but if my wife shall be minded to marry again during the term aforesaid, my will is that my son Lambe shall give her ten pounds of good & lawful English money about the time of her marriage & she shall leave the all the goods aforesaid & the house & close & all the premises aforesaid & depart from him;

Item I give & bequeath unto Richard Watts my youngest son, nine pounds of good & lawful money of England, when he is at two & twenty years of age five pounds to be paid him by Grace my wife & 4 pounds to be paid by Lambe my son.

And also my will is that if my son Richard should die before he comes to age, the aforesaid nine pounds shall be paid to Margett Watts my daughter.

Item I give & bequeath to Margett my daughter, 13 to be paid her when she doth come to 22 years of age, five pounds to be paid by Grace my wife & eight pounds to be paid by Lambe my eldest son,

Also my will is that if Margaret my daughter should die before she comes to age, the aforesaid 13 pounds of good & lawful money of England shall be paid to Richard my youngest son.

Item I do appoint Richard Swepson of the same town & county, yeoman, to be my overseer & if there arise any difference or doubt in or about this my said will the same shall be decided & ended by my overseers,

In witness that this is my last will & testament I have, the day & year first above written , set my hand & seal.

Sealed & delivered & published as my last will in the presence of us, per me William Swepson, Richard Swepson.

William Watts [mark of]
I do not know where in England our William Swepson came from-sgs

From Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1800. (Nell Marion Nugent):
WILLIAM SWEPSTON, 1 of 25 persons transported by Laurence Robinson, who rec'd LG of 1,350 A Northampton Co Va Mar 23, 16   71-72.  Others on same HR list: - James Latterrell, Wm Peterson, Jno Joy (or Ivy) Jeffrey Grigson, Ferdinand Hawker, Ben Finch, Thos, Tupe (or Tripe) Sara Pink, Hum. Hawthorne, Eliza. Male, Jno. Dickason, James Davison, James Cobman, Jacob Jefferson, Peter Peterson, Wm. Thomson, Wm Baker, Jno. Wheally, Jno. Drye, Ann Macklin, Hump. Loyd, Jno. Moodery, Jno Philps (Phelps?) Hen. Sowerby, John Mackoine, Wm Wheally.-Original spelling has been retained.

Henrico Co, Va. deeds Vol 3, 1677-1705 (Weisiger) 
(courtesy Jackie Pierandri)
April 1, 1690 There is due to Mr. Richard Kennon, 8000 acres for importation of: -long list,- incl William Sweston

August 31, 1723-Francis Whiteinge, son & heir to Francis Whiteinge, Gent, Dec'd., 98 A escheated land adj Timberlake's line,  Henry Bray, dec'd. William Radford, in the old field &  SWEPSTON's line.[Also given in Polly Cary Mason's Records of Colonial Gloucester County, Virginia Vol.I)

1704 Virginia Rent Rolls
Thomas SIVEPSON,*  (Swepson) Gloucester, Petso Parish
*transcription error-w transcribed as iv.

Vestry Book of Petsworth  (Petso) Parish,
P 3-4 April 8, 1677- JOHN SWABBSONE appt'd Surveyor of highways, for middle part of Parish
P 101-102-Apr 7, 1709 Thomas Swepson & John Amis named as processioners
P 118-119-Oct 8, 1714-Thomas Swepson pd for 2 Bush  1/2 haire
P 118- Apr 10, 1714, Widd Swepston,( Donation)
P 119- April 17, 1714, Jane Swepston (Donation)
P 137-138  May 21, 1717 Widd Swepson (Donation)-
P 208-Oct 2, 1728- Thomas Swepsons listed as Tax Delinq
( I believe the name SWABBSONE is intended for SWEPSTON, which would make Jane the Widow of John Swepstone -This of course is my personal opinion.-Sadie Sparks)

Marriages-Chjrist Church Parish Register
Jane Swepstone - Thomas Cheney, June 16, 1711

Thomas Cheney (M) #2 Dorothy Lee 30 Sep 1731

Mary Swepson (M) James Brown, July 26, 1738

William Cheney/Elizabeth Cheney Jan 22, 1732

Thomas Chainey/Catherine Bristow Oct. 26, 1738

Cassandra Cheney/Phillip Warwick Aug. 3, 1735 (Bans)

Penelope Cheney/Charles Lee Jan. 29, 1737/38

Births: Name/Parents/Birth date/Bapt date
Thomas son Thomas Cheny/Jane Cheny 18 Feb 1714 13 Mar 1714
Elizabeth daughter Thomas Cheney/Jane Cheney 19 Mar 1716 28 Apr 1717 
Cassandra daughter Thomas Cheney/Jane Cheney 19 Apr 1719 24 May 1719 
Penelope daughter Thomas Cheney/Jane Cheney 06 Aug 1721 27 Aug 1721 
Jane daughter Thomas Cheney/Jane Cheney 28 Apr 1725 23 May 1725 

William son Thomas Cheney/Jane Chene2 Bapt: Oct 19, 1712

Thomas son Thomas Cheney/Jane Cheney Feb. 16, 1714 /Bapt March 13, 1714

Catherine Daughter Thomas & Catherine Cheney May 9, 1742/May 23, 1742

Elizabeth Dtr Thomas & Catherine Cheney May 1, 1739/May 4, 1739

Thomas son Thomas & Catherine Cheyney Sept 30, 1743/Oct. 13, 1743

Francis son Thomas Cheny, Dec 31, (Yr missing)

Deaths:
Jane Wife Thomas Cheney 10 Mar 1730
Thomas Cheney 14 Feb 1733 
Thomas Cheney 10 Feb 1744
Mary Wife of James Brown 05 Nov 1736 Christ Church Par Death Records

LVA -Amelia Co, Va Land Patents:
(a) Philemon Halcomb, Grantee, Sept 20, 1748 -718 AC East or lower side Bryer River
Philimon Holcomb* sold this 718 AC to Richard Swepson of Amelia Co, on July 21, 1749, including all houses, etc.  At that time his closest neighbors were John Nash,* James Atwood, & John Martin.

Virginia Tax Records &  OLD Papers, P 387
Mr. John Nash's Sr Poll taken March 22, 1754 for House of Burgesses
Long List of Signatures: Incl # 156 Richard Swepston
Copy Test. John Nash, Sr, Sher.  April 9th 1754 Sworn to before me David Flournoy

Virginia Colonial Militia, 1651-1776
Certificates.
County: Prince Edward County
Date: Sep 1758
Name: Philemon Halcomb
Rank: Capt.
County: Prince Edward County
Date: Sep 1758
Name: John Nash, Jr.
Rank:  Capt.

"Linden" Plantation, Amelia Co., Virginia, (later Prince Edward Co, Va, ) was purchased July 21, 1749 by Richard Swepson, of Amelia Co. from Philemon Holcombe, & wife Ann (718 AC on a branch of Briery River)  In April, 1761 Richard Swepson sold 318 AC of this land to Thomas Carlton, it then being located in Prince Edward Co. due to changes in boundary lines when Prince Edward was cut off from Amelia Co, 1753/4, and in May, 1762 Richard Swepson sold the remaining 400 acres in Prince Edward Co. to James Zackery, being part of original tract granted to Phillemon Holcombe, Sept 20, 1748, and b/b  (David) Flournoy, (Wm.) Parnal, (John) Martain  (Martin). 

Linden is located 3.8 miles North of Meherrin, Va. P.O. on  Route #630, thence West .8 mile on a private road.  This home was still standing,  in excellent condition,  when Christine F. Fansler made a Survey Report in 1937
This report includes a complete description, inside & outside, with a picture of the home. The home is of frame construction, 2.5 stories, T-shaped, with 6 large fireplaces, & 3 large brick chimneys. It has very  wide hard wood flooring, inside plastering on the walls, paneled wainscoting & doors. The mantels were hand carved, as was the molding around the front entry door.  All doors still have the original iron hinges and brass locks.  It had a large basement of eight rooms, including a wine cellar. In 1937 it was owned by the family of J. S. Shackelford.

Note-this home would have been built between 1748 grant to Philemon Halcomb (Holcomb) and 1762 deed of Richard Swepson to James Zachary.-sgs

Linden  Plantation, Prince Edward Co., Va.
Used w/Permission

Ref: Record No. VHIP 22/0015,  Linden House, Virginia Historical Inventory, The Library of Virginia, All Rights Reserved

According to Cindy Cave, Director of Economic Development for Prince Edward Co, Va., this dwelling  is standing today, August, 2001,**  & has been more recently used as a Bed & Breakfast, but is now a private residence.

**ERROR-The house was sold to two parties and dismantled in the 1970's, when a new home was built on the property.  It is not known if either party reassembled their portion of the old house.. I received correspondence from a gentleman who lives in Maryland;  it was his parents who bought the property &  sold this home to two different parties, who dismantled it.  There is another house in Mecklenburg Co., also named "Linden" and I believe Ms. Cave was referring to this other house, when she said it was still standing and recently occupied as a bed/breakfast.-sgs

At the time Richard Swepson sold this plantation in Prince Edward Co., in 1761 & 1762,  he had already received two land grants totaling 1,730 Acres in Lunenburg Co, as well as purchasing 580 AC in 1760 from Samuel Phelps.  Therefore, he obviously resided in Amelia Co from 1749-1754, and in Prince Edward County from 1754-1760, at which time he removed to Lunenburg Co.

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The Children of Richard Swepson
(All birth dates shown below are taken from Boyd family Bible record in the Library of VA manuscript collection.)

(1) MARY ELIZABETH Swepson-born June 9, 1747 Prob. Amelia Co.,  Va.
      (lived there @ "Linden Plantation" 1749)   
      died Aug 17, 1825 Chstrfd. Co, Va. age 79 yrs. *(Obit)
      (M) #1  Benjamin Whitehead March 31, 1761, Lunenburg  
      LUNENBURG COUNTY, VA. MARRIAGE BOND #49 March 31, 1761 
      Elizabeth Swepstone, Dtr. of Richard Swepstone, to 
      Benjamin  Whitehead; Philip Goode, Security,  Wit: Thomas Read
      Benjamin Whitehead-REV WAR Patriot, Meck. Co, Va)
     
She (M) # 2   Rev. Eleazer Clay, Bapt. Minister, January 10, 1788,
      Meck. Co. Va. 
      *Richmond Enquirer (Richmond, Va.)-"Died- On August 17, in her
        79th year, Mrs. Mary Clay, wife of Rev. Eleazer Clay, of
        Chesterfield County. (p 3, c. 5) Friday, September 2, 1825.

(2)  Ann Swepson-born January 22, 1750 "Linden Plantation" Amelia Co, Va.   
       Died: Oct. 20, 1822 Granv. Co NC
       married about 1766 Alexander Boyd;  (Rev. War Patriot)  
       He was born Aug 16, 1743  Scotland;  He died Aug. 11, 1801
       Boydton,  Va. , the County Seat of  Mecklenburg Co, which is
       named for this family.

      Norfolk herald (Norfolk, Va.)  Saturday, August 22, 1801.
      Died- On Tuesday, Aug. 11, while the Mecklenburg County Court
      was in session, Alexander Boyd, Sen., a member of the Court in his
       60th year. (p. 3, c. 4)

       Alexander Boyd served as Justice for the County Court from
       1792 until his death.

       REV WAR Service
       Meck. Co. Court Booklet Publick Claims, by Janice Abercrombie
       P 2, Meck. Co., Court, April 9th, 1782-Alexander Boyd pd. for 400#beef
       P 44 Meck. Co. Court, Sept 5, -Nov 8th, 1781-Alexander Boyd pd for 1 cattle


Ref: Virginia Magazine Of History & Biography, Vol 1

Children: BOYD
  (a) William Born  Sept 18, 1767  Meck. Co., Va. Died: 1834 Haywood Co, Tn
        (M) Frances Bullock 5/19/1791

 (b) Robert Born April 16, 1770 Meck. Co., Va -Died 1819 
        (M) Sarah Anderson Jones 4/24/1789 (April 20, 1789) Meck Co, Va
        (M) #2-Tabitha Walker 5/14/1803 (May 11, 1803) Meck Co, Va-Her Will 1848 Meck. Co, Va (17/17)

(c) Richard Swepson Born Oct. 16, 1771 Meck Co., Va. -Died Oct. 13, 1860 Warren Co, NC
        (M) Panthea Burwell Nov 22, 1799 Meck Co, Va
         Dtr of Col Lewis Burwell & Ann Spotswood
         She was born Nov 13, 1781 Died Nov 14, 1848
         Picture below He lives alone 1850 Warren Co, NC age 78 yrs & 1860 Merry Mount, Warren Co, NC, age 88 yrs.

 (d) Alexander, Jr. Born 3/02/1773 Meck Co., Va. Died: 5/28/1836 (Founder of Boydton, Va)
         (M) Matilda Burwell Oct 20, 1803 Meck Co, Va
          Dtr of Col. Lewis Burwell & Ann Spottswood
          She was born Jan. 10, 1787 Died May 9, 1867

 (e) James Born Aug 21, 1775 Meck Co, Va. Died 1813 
        (M) Lucy Ann Lyne July 15, 1808 Warren Co, NC- BM-: Richard Boyd, Wts: John C. Johnston After James Boyd's death Lucy (M) John "Capt Jack" Taylor, & removed to Tipton Co., Tn

 (f) David Born 2/10/1778 Meck. Co., Va. Died 3/13/1815, aged 37 yrs, 28 days;  Boydton, Meck Co, VA
        (M) Elizabeth Ott Durell July 10, 1799 Meck Co, Va  She died Sept 17, 1835 Spring Hill, Ark.

 (g) John Born Aug 1, 1781 Meck. Co., Va. Died Sept 14, 1802

  (h) Jane Anderson Born Dec 25, 1784 Meck. Co., Va. Died: Nov 30, 1875  Raleigh, Wake, NC-Oakwood Cem (sev. members of this family buried @ Oakwood Cem)-
          Picture below-Lived 1870 Henderson, Granville Co, NC age 86 yrs
          (M) John D. Hawkins, 5/02/1803 Lun. Co, Va He was b. 

(i) Ann Swepson  Born Jan. 6, 1788 Meck. Co., Va. Died: Jan 03, 1861 
      (M) #1 Wm.  Hawkins 12/24/1803  (Born Oct 10, 1777 Died May 17, 1819) Gov. of NC 1811-1814
        (M) #2 Richard Russell March 21, 1824 Franklin Co, NC S. Pattrrson, Wts.
        (M) #3 Robert R. Johnson June 9, 1826 Warren Co., NC Isham H Davis, Bm, M M Drake, Wts- Ann Johnson, 1830, 1840 Warren Co, NC-Did not locate 1850, 1860

Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, Vol. 3 H-K, edited by William S. Powell;
Ann Swepson Boyd Hawkins Russell Johnson
Biographical History of North Carolina: From Colonial Times to the Present, vol. 5, edited by Samuel A. Ashe: William Hawkins

 (j) Mary Frances  Born Nov 15, 1793  Meck. Co., Va. Died: Dec 8, 1876 -lived 1870 Sandy Creek, Warren Co, NC age 76 yrs
        (M) Dr. Joseph W. Hawkins  9/11/1811  (April 3, 1811) Meck Co, Va He was b. Sept 15, 1785 NC d. Aug 5, 1842 Warren, NC

1806 graduated University of North Carolina 1808 graduated Pennsylvania University 1835 Raleigh & Gaston Railroad principal M D/Physician Settled in Middleburg in what is now Vance County, North Carolina

   (k) Susannah B----&  D@  6 wks old


Ref: Virginia Magazine of History & Biography, Vol. 1

Children of William Boyd & Frances Bullock

1. William Boyd b: ABT 1795 in , Meckenburg, Virgina (M) Lucy G E Carter Sept 13, 1817 Meck. Co., Va

 2. Elizabeth J. Boyd b: ABT 1800 in , Meckenburg, Virgina (M) Horace L Read April 12, 1819 Meck. Co., Va

 3. Frances P Boyd b: ABT 1807 in , Meckenburg, Virgina (M) Fielding L Williams Jan 31, 1827 Meck Co, Va

  4. Lucy Boyd b: ABT 1811 in , Meckenburg, Virgina (M) David G. Smith Oct 17, 1831 Meck. Co., Va

Children of Robert Boyd & #1 Sarah A Jones & #2 Tabitha Walker

Tabitha "Tabby" Boyd 1848 Will,  Meck Co., Va (17/17) Heirs, Francis W., Robert & William J. Boyd

1. Richard Alexander Boyd b. abt 1791 Mecklenburg Co, Va (by Sarah Anderson Jones) (M) Lucy Ann Goode Dec 5, 1821 Meck. Co, Va (Had 14 children)

2. Lucy Boyd (by Tabitha Walker)

3. Francis Walker Boyd  (by Tabitha Walker) (M) Isabella H Townes Nov 2, 1837 Meck. Co, Va (He left will 1850 Meck. Co, Va naming heirs: Isabella, & "Children"

Children of Richard Swepson Boyd & Panthea Burwell

1. Christian Blair Boyd  b: 28 JAN 1801 (M) John T Garland

2. Lewis Alexander Boyd  b: 1 SEP 1802 d. June 6, 1843 Bedford, Tenn.(M) Sarah Sims (Lived 1840 Bedford, Tn) Dtr Panthea b. 1830 Tn (M) William W White Oct 11, 1848, Warren, NC (Lived 1850 Nutbush, Granville, NC)

3. Ann Swepson BOYD b: 9 JUN 1804 d. June 29, 1836 (M) Frances A. Thornton April 19, 1822 Warren Co, NC

4. Richard Swepson BOYD , JR b: 26 DEC 1805 d. March 13, 1841  (M) -Mary E Coleman April 23, 1828 Warren Co., NC

5. Matilda Spotswood BOYD b: 18 APR 1808 (M) Joshua Davis  Aug 4, 1830 Warren, NC

6. Harriet Goode BOYD b: 21 MAY 1810 d. Sept 12, 1815

7. John Early BOYD b: 4 MAY 1812 (M) Ann B Jones Feb. 27, 1834 Warren, NC 

8. Robert James BOYD b: 29 MAY 1814  d. 1892(M) Mary G. Davis, Oct, 1833 Granville, NC

9. Armistead Goode BOYD b: 29 NOV 1816 (M) Virginia Ann Hendrick April 25, 1848 Meck. Co, Va

10. William Henry BOYD b: 6 JUN 1819 (M) Susan 

11. Panthea Elizabeth BOYD b: 28 AUG 1821 d. Aug 14, 1851 (M) John Spotswood S. Randolph Burwell Aug. 21, 1840 Warren Co, NC

Children of Alexander Boyd, Jr & Matilda Burwell

1.  Alexander Spottswood Boyd b. Nov 9, 1819 Meck. Co., Va  Died 1892 Meck. Co, Va-(Will, 26/313) (M) Sarah D Young, Jan 25, 1847 Meck. Co, Va

2.  Thomas Swepson Boyd b. March 27, 1805 Meck. Co., Va d. May 6, 1843

3.  Anne Lewis Boyd b. June 14, 1807 Meck. Co., Va (M) Phillip Rainey June 3, 1824

4.  Son- born & died Sept 4, 1809 Meck. Co., Va

5.  Mary Armistead Boyd b. Nov 11, 1810 Meck Co., Va  d. May 12, 1849 (M) John Bennett Dec 1, 1829

6.  Eliza Frances Boyd b. Aug. 7, 1812 Meck. Co., Va d.  Jan 22, 1837 (M) Robert M Cunningham Oct 1, 1829 He died July 10, 1836 Ark

7.  Lucy Swepson Boyd b. Feb. 23, 1814 Meck. Co., Va d. April 6, 1835 (consumption) (M) Thomas Johnson Aug 15, 1832

8.  Christian Blair Boyd b. April 23, 1816 Meck. Co., Va d. June 9, 1849 (consumption)

9.  Matilda Jane Boyd b. Jan. 13, 1818 Meck. Co., Va (M) E F Roberts Dec 12, 1840 Meck Co, Va

10. Panthea Boyd b. Sept. 18, 1821 Meck. Co., Va d. Oct. 15, 1821 

11. John Ravenscroft Boyd b. Oct. 5, 1822 Meck. Co., Va

12. Harriett Randolph Boyd b. Dec. 9, 1824 Meck. Co., Va (M) John S Dodson July 29, 1844 Meck. Co, Va

13. Stillborn child July 3, 1827 Meck. Co., Va

14. Delia Burwell Boyd b. May 22, 1830 Meck. Co., Va (M) Brnjamin F. Dodson

Children of James Boyd & Lucy Ann Lynn

1. James Boyd b. abt 1810

2. Frances Boyd b. abt 1812 (M) William H Hodge Dec 30, 1828 Warren Co, NC

Children of David Boyd & Elizabeth Ott Durrell

1. Conrad S Boyd b. Oct 8, 1803  Meck. Co, Va

Children of Col. John Davis Hawkins & Jane Anderson Boyd

1.Ann Swepson Hawkins b. Mar. 13, 1804 (M) Wesley W Young

2. Lucy Dsvis Hawkins b.  Nov 26, 1807 d. 1830 (M) Thomas H Kean  7 JAN 1824 in Franklin Co., NC

3. Frances Boyd Hawkins b. Nov. 22, 1810

4. Virginia Hawkins b. abt 1812 d. abt 1852 (M) William J Andrews May 1, 1833 Franklin Co, NC

5. Col James Boyd Hawkins b. Dec. 27, 1813 d. May 11, 1896 Matagorda Co, Tx (M) Ariella A Alston Jan 16, 1836 Halifax Co, NC (1821-1902)

6. Major Frank Hawkins b. Sept 10, 1815 d. Sept 19, 1896  Winona, Miss. (M) Ann Caroline Read Jan. 3, 1836 Halifax Co, NC (1821-1897)

7. William Joseph Hawkins (Physician)  b. 27, 1819 d. Oct. 28, 1894 Raleigh, Wake, NC  (M) Mary Alethea Clark Jan 4, 1844 (1825-1850) (M) #2 Lucy Norfleet Clark (1827-1867)  Dec 24, 1855 Warren Co. NC (M) #3 Mary Ann White, 1869 (1839-1918)

8.  Mary Hawkins b. abt 1820 (M) Protheus E A Jones June 6, 1835 Franklin Co, NC

9. John Davis Hawkins Jr b. Feb. 5, 1821 d. April 4, 1902 New Orleans, La (yellow fever) (M) Ann Olivia Clark July 2, 1845 Warren Co, NC (1822-1867

10. Philemon Benjamin Hawkins  b. May 11, 1823 d. Jan 2, 1891 Raleigh, Wake, NC  (M) Fanny Martin Hawkins (1803-1903) May 27, 1862 Franklin Co, NC

11. Alexander Boyd Hawkins (Physician & Planter) b. Jan 25, 1825 d. April 4, 1921 Raleigh, Wake, NC (M) abt 1858 Martha L Bailey (Lived Leon Co, Fla 1860-1880 & later in Raleigh, NC )

12. Jane A Hawkins b. Oct. 1, 1827 d. Sept, 1898 Raleigh, Wake, NC (Unmarried)

Children of Gov. William Hawkins & Ann Swepson Boyd

1. Emily Hawkins b. Oct 12, 1804 (M) James Nuttall (lived 1850 Granville, NC)

2. Matilda C. Hawkins b. abt 1806 (M) Joseph H Nuttall Nov 9, 1830 Warren Co, NC

3. Lucy Davis Hawkins b. abt 1808 (M) Littleton W Coleman & (M) #2 Henry William Connor

4. William B Hawkins b. Aug 10, 1809 died abt 1845 Bowie Co, Tx (M) Ruth Matilda Carson July 7, 1833 Wake Co, NC (Ruth d. abt 1827 in Ark)

5. Celestia b. abt 1811 d. pr to 1837 (M) Junius Amis (first wife) Oct. 29, 1831 Warren Co, NC

6. Henrietta Hawkins  b. abt 1812 d. abt 1849 (M) Junius Amis (2nd wife)  Aug. 19, 1837 Warren Co, NC

7. Mary Jane b. abt 1813 (M) Benjamin Morrow

Children of Dr. Joseph W Hawkins & Mary Frances Boyd

1. Philomen Hawkins b. abt 1811

2. Peter B. Hawkins b. abt 1815 (M) Mary Elizabeth Williams June 14, 1844 Warren Co, NC

3. Lucy Davis Hawkins b. abt 1825

4. Benjamin Hawkins

1810 Tax List, Mecklenburg Co, Va -#Whites tithes ov 16,/#slaves ov 12/# horses

Alexander Boyd, Joseph Townes, William Swepson, Abraham Hester-4/13/26

Anna Boyd-0/13/7

David Boyd & Daniel Gregory-2/17/8

David Boyd-0/11/6

James Boyd-0/9/8

Richard Boyd, NC-0/5/Capt. Robert Boyd-1/27/8

William Boyd, Alexander Boyd, Jr & William Williamson-3/26/6

(3) SARAH  Swepson born October 27, 1752, "Linden Plantation" Amelia. Co, Va.
     married March 12, 1770, Mecklenburg,  Leonard Henley Sims;   
       died  Warren Co., NC- Will Pro-August Crt. 1811
     

(4) Richard, Jr. Swepson (Capt/Colonel)
      born  March 7, 1756 "Linden" Plantation,  Prince Edward Co., Va. 
      died Unmarried-Mecklenburg Co, Va
      Will date Mar 5, 1812 - Probated Aug 17,1812 [WB 7 - pps. 283-4]
      Named Surviving siblings, Bros. Thomas, Wm. M. &  
      sisters Ann Boyd, Elizabeth clay, & Charity Swepson

Richard Jr. operated the old Swepson Ordinary/Tavern in Boydton, until he sold it to his brother-in-law Alexander Boyd

      served as Capt, Rev. War &  later as Colonel, State Militia and served 
      as Magistrate of the Mecklenburg Court

      Richard Jr.,  recommended  as a Captain  
      in 2nd Bttn of Militia Oct 13, 1777  (Meck OB 4, P 374)
      Took Oath as Captain of Militia, May 11, 1778 (Order Bk 4, P 403] 

 (Meck. Co, Va Rev War Rec- Elliott- lists some serving under Capt Richard Swepson as John Allgood, Soldier, Militia
      Served 3 tours in Meck Militia , Brandon, Hutchings Burton
      James, Joseph, &  Patrick Butler, Peter Crawford, Tignal Jones
      Jr, etal

1799 Mecklenburg Co, Va. LAND TL B
       Swepson, Richard Colo. 
       383-1-2-390-66-1-88

1810 Tax List, Mevklenburg Co., Va-Col. Richard Swepson, 1White Tithe ov 16yrs, 1 Slave ov 12 yrs,  2 Horses

(5) John Swepson-born July 19, 1759, "Linden"  Plantation, Prince Edward 
       Co., Va.   (REV WAR Patriot, Meck. Co. Va-,Also North Carolina & South Carolina)
      
removed to Greene Co, Ga about 1783
       died before August 27, 1805, Warren Co.., NC.
       (Not named in brother Richard's will-1812 Meck. Co, Va) 
        See: Summary of Pertinent Records)  

Served on Committee of Safety, Mecklenburg Co, Va. during American Revolution. Received a Land Grant in Greene Co, Ga.,   where he was one time Tax Assessor-Collector, and a large land owner,- He was back in Granville Co., NC by Sept. 27, 1790 when he and his brother Richard Jr sold 3 slaves to Thomas Mutter. This was the year his father's estate was to be finalized, according to his will.

He died prior to Aug. 1805 Warren Co., NC--Est adm. by  John Sims, (Nephew) Warren Co., NC-Security on Bond: Leonard Sims (Bro-in-law) & Anderson Paschall.

NO Record of marriage/children.

(6) Jane Swepson - born April 14, 1762, Lun. Co., Va 
         (site of 1st C/H & old SWEPSON Tavern)
         She died 1793 Meck. Co, Va. NO children. (Will)
         married January 24, 1784, Mecklenburg, John Young.  
         Sec: Enos Easter  

(7) Thomas Swepson - born February 25, 1765. Meck. Co., Va. 
         (site of first C/H & old SWEPSON Tavern)
         (commonly cited as Thomas Swepson of Suffolk, Nansemond Cty., VA records, but there is reason to question that conclusion.-  
         
         These 2 Thomas Swepson's have different birth dates, and 
Thomas Swepson of Nansemond Co., was Deputy Clerk of Nansemond Co., in early 1780's, according to Revolutionary War Claims Booklet for Nansemond Co., Va.
Richard Swepson's son Thomas was TOO YOUNG to be clerk of Nansemond Co in 1781-2 as he would be 16-17 yrs old at the time; also he resided in Mecklenburg Co., Va up to and incl 1790, and probably later,  as he operated a general mercantile & Post Office at the last residence of Richard Swepson Sr. known as the old Field Jefferson homeplace, and later as "Clifton".

(8) Susannah Swepson  - born December 19, 1767. Meck. Co., Va.
         (site of first C/H & old SWEPSON Tavern
         Married March 28, 1785, John Davis, Jr., Meck. Co., Va.
         Sec: Richard Swepson, by Rev. John Cameron (1st wife, acc'd to Mr. Hill)
         Susannah apparently died a few years after marriage as John Davis Jr. had a  wife named Frances  in his Will of 1803.-
         The Will of John Davis, Jr., 1803    Mecklenburg Co., Va,  (5/36), names the following Heirs:: Frances Davis, Baxter Davis, John Davis, William Davis, Jane J. Davis, Arthur H. Davis. Need to check deed records on the Davis family for more information on these people.

John Davis JR Estate  1807 (5/414),  John Davis Estate, 1808 (6/117)  John Davis Est. 1806 (6/139) (Accounting/Sales)

Frances Davis Acctrg-1812 (7/236) Acct. Sales 1812 (7/242)

Arthur H Davis Est  (8/440,  & 9/?)

Baxter Davis Est, (8/341) (8/373)

William S. Davis Est (8/91), (8/172), (9/30), 

There is a Will for Frances Davis 1810 (6/325) naming Arthur & Baxter Davis, etal and a Will for Arthur H Davis, (8/440, Yr Illeg) naming John Davis, Baxter Davis, etal;  a Will for Baxter Davis  1812, (7/216) naming Mrs. Baxter Davis, Unity Davis, Solomon Davis,  William Davis  and Children;  a Will for William S. Davis , 1813 (8/1) naming Susannah Davis, Lucy Davis, John Davis.

  Index to Chancery Court Suits, Meck Co., Va  Not Filmed 
         CHILDREN OF JOHN DAVIS  vs EXR OF JOHN DAVIS 1812-012

Order Book 16, P 164 Mecklenburg  Co. March Court, 1812 -William S. Davis, William Bilbo, Guardian of John Davis & James B. Jones, in right of Jane his wife formerly Jane J. Davis,  Petition,
against
Richard Apperson, Guardian of Baxter S. Davis, John R. Lucas, Guardian of Arthur H Davis & Grief Harwell, Executor of John Davis, Jr., Dec'd.  Defts. In Chancery

John R. Lucas, Guardian of Arthur H Davis, Petition
against  
Richard Apperson Exr. of Frances Davis, Dec'd Widow & Relict of John Davis Jr., Dec'd & formerly Guardian of Arthur H Davis & Baxter S. Davis & the sd. Richard Apperson Guardian of Baxter S. Davis, Defts. In Chancery

These Causes are continued until the next Court for the Commissioners Report.

Order Bk 16, P 186 Meck. Co. May Court, 1812
On the motion of Richard Apperson, Executor of Frances Davis, Dec'd It is ordered that Henry Walker, David Dortch, James Harwell,& Lewis Parham or any three of them do examine, state and settle this account with the Administrator of said decedents Estate and make  report thereof to this Court.
On the motion of Richard Apperson, Guardian of Baxter S. Davis, Orphan of John Davis, Dec'd., It is ordered that Henry Walker, David Dortch, James Harwell & Lewis Parham or any three of them do examine, state, and settle this account of the said Apperson as Guardian of aforesaid and make report to this Court.

Order Bk 16, P 196 Meck. May Court, 1812
On the motion of James Batte, Executor of John Davis, dec'd it is ordered that James Harwood be appointed to and with the Commissioners heretofore appointed by an order of this Court to examine, state , and settle the account of the Administration of the said decedents estate and make report thereof to this Court.

Order Book 16, P 245 June Court, 1812
William S. Davis, William Bilbo, Guardian of John Davis, and James N Jones in right of his wife, formerly Jane J Davis,  Petition
against
Richard Apperson, Guardian of Baxter S. Davis, John R Lucas, Guardian of Arthur H Davis, and Grief Harwell, executor of John Davis, Jr., Dec'd, Defts. In Chancery

Appears to be a division of proceeds of sale of slave Bob, & hire of same; very difficult to read,( pursuant to Meck Crt Order of Dec., 1810.)

We have according to advertisement  sold a negro man slave by the name of Bob to William S. Davis for the sum of one hundred and thirty five pounds ; proceeds divided equally between Plts & Defts, Twenty-Seven pounds ea. &  and for the hire of the Negro Slave Bob ,three pounds, five shillings ea., with interest from 1st day of Jan, 1811.
Signed 29th day of January, 1811 by Henry Walker, David Dortch, & Lewis Parham

James B. JONES (M) Jane J Davis  Aug 3, 1810, Meck. Co James B. Jones left a Will in Meck Co., Va in 1834. (12/311), naming only  "Mrs. Jas. B. Jones & children". See 14/179 and 14/209 for Est. of James B. Jones. The deed records would probably provide more info on this family.

Some of the following may prove to be the correct family-sgs
John Davis VS Exr of John Davis, Jr. 1826-035 -order
JOHN DAVIS ETC vs  EXR OF JOHN DAVIS 1826-041-order
ELIZA WORSHAM & THOMAS P., vs JOHN DAVIS ETC 1829-007
ALEXANDER BOYD vs JOHN DAVIS 1829-096
THOMAS NEAL vs BOYD ETC 1833-012 CSC Includes Davis
ROBERT BOYD vs HUGH DAVIS 1836-002 CSC
ROBERT BOYD vs HUGH DAVIS 1836-008
EXR OF DAVIS vs ADMR OF DAVIS ETC 1843-003 CSC

Richard Swepson's  wife Jane apparently died between 1774 and April 12, 1779 when he married Mrs. Mary (Mallory) Tabb -(widow of John Tabb, clerk of Meck Co, who-he had married in1765 in Mecklenburg.  Sec: Achilles Jeffries-  Mary Mallory Tabb Swepson died October, 1783 Meck. Co, Va. Ref: Tabb Family Records, W&M Qrtrly, 26-27, P 202-204

It is believed that Richard Swepson's last 3 children were born at the old John Tabb Homeplace, and after the death of Richard Swepson's second wife, the family removed to the old Field Jefferson Homeplace, where he resided at the time he made his Will in May, 1787.

Their children
(9) Lucy Swepson- born March 19, 1780, Meck. Co, Va. 
         (old John Tabb Homesite)
         John James Speed (Postmaster & Farmer)
         January 26, 1801, Meck. Co., Va.- Sec: C. H. Baskerville-
         He was Born Nov 10, 1777 Va Died After 1860 Census of Gorham, 
         Cumberland Co., Maine
         Moved to Tiogo Co., New York, pr to 1810
         Lived Tiogo Co, NY 1820, & Caroline, Tompkins Co, NY 1830
         1840 W. Courtlandville, Cortland Co., NY; did not locate 1850
         1860 Gorham, Cumberland Co., Maine (Farming) Age 84 Yrs
         Had 2 children: Speed
         REF: http://www.mindspring.com/~shugotenshi/maclin702/index3.htm
         & Carol Olson, Rootsweb World Connect (In Part)
                  a. Elizabeth Julia Ca 1803 Va
                      (M) Mr. CULYER
                  b. John James, Jr. born July 20, 1803 Meck. Co. Va 
                      Died June, 1867 Brooklyn, NY
                      Telegrapher, 1850 Detroit, Michigan
                      Farmer, 1860 Cumberland Co, Maine (Gorham)
                      (M) Anne Sophia Morrell Sept 30, 1829
                             Born 1808 Kings Co, NJ Died July 9, 1881
                             Lived 1870 New York City, NY  (Widow)
                             lived 1880 Bayshore, Suffolk, NY (age 76) with dtr Anna
                             1. Charles Henry Born Aug 20, 1830 NY Died 1890
                                 Telegrapher, 1850 Detroit, Michigan, single
                             2. William Johnson Born Mar. 27, 1832 NY Died 1863
                             3. Anna Lewis Born March 12, 1834 NY
                                 Single, 1870 New York City
                                 Single, 1880 Bayshore, Suffolk, NY Operated Boarding House
                             4. Francis Morrell Born Aug 9, 1836 NY
                                 Single, Civil Engineer, 1860 Cumberland Co, Maine
                             5. John James Born Jan 14, 1839 Ithaca NY
                                 Attorney/Judge in Detroit, Mich, 1880-1910
                                 (M) Mary Clark   
                                        She died pr to 1900
                                 (M) #2 After 1900 Ella A. _____
                                             Born Ca 1867 Mich.
                                        Children By #1 wife Mary Clark
                                        a. Charlotte Maude "Lottie" Born Oct 2, 1869 Mich
                                        b. John James Born June 18, 1871 Ill
                                            Accountant, 1920 Detroit, Michigan
                                            (M) Martha ________
                                                   Born Ca 1894 Mich
                                                   1. John James Jr Born Ca 1915 Detroit, Michigan
                                        c. Fredreca Driggs (Fe) Born Oct 2, 1873 Ill
                                            single, 1900 Detroit, Mich
                                        d. Robert Thomas Born May 16, 1875  Ill
                                            Died Mar 1, 1968 Detroit, Mich
                                            Attorney, Detroit, Mich, 1920, 1930 (M) @ age 21
                                            (M) Maude T. _______Ca 1898 @ age 16
                                                   Born Ca 1884 Mich
                                                   1. Harold Born Ca 1899 Mich
                                                       Tile Worker, Mfg. Co, 1920 Detroit, Mich
                                                       Occ: Marine Engines, 1930 Detroit, Mich
                                                       Married @ age 18
                                                       (M) Louise _______ Ca 1917 @ age 17
                                                              Born Ca 1899 Pa.
                                                              a. Robert H. Born Ca 1918 Mich
                                                              b. George E. Birn Ca 1921 Mich
                                                              c. Armand? V. Born Ca 1923 Mich
                             6. Frederick Born Sept 22, 1841 Ithaca, NY
                                 Lived 1870-1900 Vicksburg, Miss (Attorney @ Law)
Name: Fredrick Speed  
Residence: Gorham, Maine
Enlistment Date: 01 June 1861
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Maine
Unit Numbers: 1053 1053 1027 1027
Service Record: Detached (Detailed as A. A. G. for Gen. Dow, 1863)
Enlisted as a Sergeant Major on 01 June 1861
Commission in Company S, 5th Infantry Regiment Maine on 01 June 1861.
Transfered on 27 August 1861 from company S to company A (As of 5th ME Infantry)
Promoted to Full Lieutenant 2nd Class on 27 August 1861 (As of Co. A)
Promoted to Full Lieutenant 1st Class on 28 November 1861 (1st Lieut & Adjutant)
Discharged for promotion Company S, 5th Infantry Regiment Maine on 28 November 1861
Commission in Company S, 13th Infantry Regiment Maine on 28 November 1861.
Promoted to Full Captain on 22 August 1862 (Captain & Asst Adjutant General)
Discharged for promotion Company S, 13th Infantry Regiment Maine on 22 August 1862
Commission in Adjutant Genl Dept Regiment VO on 22 August 1862.
Mustered out Adjutant Genl Dept Regiment VO on 01 September 1866
                                 (M) Ester Adele Hillyer May 10, 1871 Warren Co, Miss
                                        a. Anne Morrell Born & Died 1872 Miss
                                        b. Hillyer Rolston Born Oct 4, 1873 Miss
                                            wholesale grocer, 1900 Monroe, Ouachita Par., La
                                            Ins. Agent, 1910 Monroe, La 
                                            Mgr-Insurance Co., 1930 Monroe, La
                                            (M) Anna L._____ca 1898
                                                   born Jan, 1876 La
                                                   1.Vada Born Jan, 1900 Ouachita Par., La
                                                   2. Layton (dtr) Born Ca 1902 Ouachita Par., La  
                                        c. Frederick Gordon Born Mar 2, 1879 Miss
                                            single, clerk 1900 Vicksburg, Warren Co, Miss
                                        d. Ester Adele Born Nov 23, 1880 Miss
                                            single, 1900 Vicksburg, Miss
                                        e. Liscomb Born Sept 22, 1882 Miss
                                            single, 1900 Vicksburg, Miss
                                            1920 Ouachita Par., La-Occ: Oil Co.
                                            (M) Virginia ______
                                                   Born Ca 1896 Tn
                             6. Charlotte Morrell Born Feb 28, 1844 NY Died 1920's Manhattan, NY
                                  Single, 1870 New York City
                                  Widow, 1920 Manhattan, NY age 75 (Riverside Dr)
                                  (M) Levi C. Brackett 1872 Manhattan, NY, NY
                                         Born Ca 1842 Vermont Died bet. 1910-1920 Manhattan, NY
                                         1880 19th Wd, New York, New York Occ: Agent
                                         1900 Manhattan, NY Agent, Parrott & ___Co
                                         1910 Manhattan, NY Sales Agent, Varnish Co
                                         a. Mary M. Born Ca 1873 NY City 
                                            Single School Teacher1900-1910 Manhattan, NY
                                            Single, Secretary, Private School, 1920 Manhattan, NY
                                         b. Anna S. Born Ca 1875 NY City
                                            Single School Teacher, 1900 Manhattan, NY
                                            Single, Editor, Book Publishers, 1910-1930 Manhattan, NY
                             7. Cornelia Born May 13, 1847 NY Died 1884
                                 single School Teacher, 1870 (Howland School) Cayuga Co., NY  Town of Spring Port

(10) Charity Swepson - born November 16, 1781, Meck. Co., Va. 
          (Old John Tabb Homesite)
          died Unmarried Meck Co, Va Will Dated Nov 28, 1818 -Probated 
          Mar 21, 1825 [WB 10, P 311]

(11) William Mallory Swepson Born April 7, 1783 ( Old John Tabb Homesite)
       Died Meck Co, Va. WP May 16,1836 (Marker @ Wm. M. Swepson Cem., Mecklenburg Co., Va)
       married 
       (1) Elizabeth J. Speed, March 27, 1805, Mecklenburg  (NO Children)
             Sec: John James Speed 
             She was born Aug 12, 1780 Va & Died Feb. 9, 1808   
       (2) Nancy E. Redd, June 12, 1816, Meck. Co, Va (Marker @ W,\m. M Swepson Cem., Mecklenburg Co., Va)

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RECORDS OF AMELIA CO, & PRINCE EDWARD CO., VIRGINIA

July 21, 1749-Amelia Co., Va. DB 3, P 273 Deed of Philemon Holcomb, Planter to Richard Swepson, Planter,, in Consid. of 80 pounds, 718 AC  Amelia Co, on Lower Side Bryer River., near it's head, adjoining land of John Nash, James Atwood, & John Martin, with ALL HOUSES, ETC.  Wts: None

P 275 Possession obtained by Richard Swepson, on July 21, 1749 and deed ordered to be recorded. , after Ann, w/o Philemon Holcome, relinquished her right of dower.

Amelia Co, Va Order Bk 2, P 159 (July Court, 1749)
Court Held, July 21, 1749
Present- Edward Booker, Charles Irby, John Nash, William Watson, Samuel Tarry, William Clement, & William Booker, Gentlemen Justices

Deed, Philip Halcomb to Richard Swepson, ordered recorded.  Ann Halcomb, wife of Philip Halcomb, relinquished her dower right.

Amelia Co, Va, Tax List, 
John Nash's list, Nottoway Parish-Above Saylor's Crk-A list of Titheables taken by order of Court, June 10, 1751-P 04a, Col 2-Rich'd. Swepston , & slaves James & Grace, 3 Tithes
1752-John Nash's list-Nottoway Parish, above Saylor's Crk P 05a Col 3, A list of Titheables taken by order of Court, -Rich'd. Swepson & slaves  James, Grace, & Toney, 3 Tithes
1753 John Nash's List, Nottoway Parish, above Saylor's Crk,by order of Court,  June 10th, 1753, P 03d, Col 1--Richard Swebstern-list**  Robert Pamplin, & slaves James, Toney & Grace, 3 Tithes
**(List= Suggests person not taxable) 
people not taxable if non-residents, or if they were Adm's,  Exr's, Gdn, Trustee, or were a political employee, minister, soldier, sailor, or ferryboat operator, white woman,  old, infirm, or poor)

Nottoway Parish was separated from Raleigh Parish, Ca 1751-2

William & Mary Qrtrly. Vol ___ P. 387-388
OLD PAPERS, Contributed by W. S. Morton-Mr. John Nash's Sr. Poll taken March 22, 1754, for House of Burgesses:I ncluded on this long list: RICHARD SWEPSTON
Copy Test: John Nash, Jr., Sheriff, April 29th, 1754 Sworn to before me, David Flournoy

Selected Records from  Lunenburg Co, Va 

1751 Tax List, Lunenburg Co, Va-taken by Field Jefferson
Lewis Burwell, Esq.
    David Harleburton [?]
    Thos. Carleton ........................................... 10

"Sunlight on the Southside"
1752 Tithe List, Lunenburg Co, Va-List of Richd. Witton
Colo. Lewis Burwell's "tythables"
Thos. Charlton ........................................... 18 tithes
Richd. Swepson ............................................. 10 tithes

Lunenburg Co, Va Order Books, 
June Banks Evans Publications
& also TLC Genealogy 
(Most were copied at LDS Library, Salt Lake City)

order Book 2 1/2 A P 477  Feb 7, 1753 Crt Tabitha Campbell Admtrx.  of Est of William Campbell, dec'd agnst George Ezell (Micharl Ezell bail) Defendan; jury: Richd. Swepston, Etal-plaintiff to recover damages.

P 478 Josiah Dixon agst Wm Redman, defendant; Jury:  Richd. Swepston, etal; plaintiff to recover debt.

P 486 David Emanuel (Thos. Nash, Attny) agst David Jones & Thos. Hall (Leonard ClAiborne, Jr. attny) defendants; jury: Richd. Swepston,etal-plaintiff to recover debt.

P489 Memucan Hunt agst Saml. Harris, defendant; Jury: Richard Swepston, etal-Plaintiff to recover agnst Harris

P 495-Jas Ray agst Matthew Marable-, defendant-Jury: Richd.  Swepston, etal; plaintif defaulted, defendant to recover costs

Order Bk 2 1/2 B-P 475-October Court, 1753- Charles Anderson agst Richard Swepston, Defendant- JURY: Wm. Goode, Wm. Abbot,  W, Saffold, John Hayse, Thos. Carlton, Marmaduke Stanfield, Sherwood Bugg, Jacog Royster, Thos Dupre, John Fain, Jos. Miner, Jas. Tucker; plaintiff to recover damage for nonperformance

Order Bk 2 1/2 B-P 512-November Court, 1753
Philemon Hawkins, witness for Charles Anderson in his suit agnst Richard Swepson, to be pd by Anderson for 3 days attendance & twice coming & going 45 miles

Order Bk 2 1/2 B, P 547-February Court, 1754
Charles Anderson agnst Richard Swepston, defendant; plaintiff to recover debt

Order bk 3, P 335- Claims of Lawrence Smith, Charles Allen, John Calvin, Thos Carlton, Richard Swepston, John Roberts, for taking up runaway Negroes

Order Book 4,  P 86-February Court, 1756
George Walton agnst James Breedlove, Lazarus Williams, Henry Isbell, Wm Goode,  Edwd. Elam, Wm Harris,  Richard Swepston, Mackerness Goode, defendants in debt; JURY: Philip Poindexter, Wm Jones, Thos Jones, Amos Timms, Danl. Johnson, Wm Read, Thos, Stevens, John McDaniel, Thomas Willingham, John Hyde, George Elliott, John Ragsdale - Plaintiff to recover debt

Sept. 29, 1756, Prince Edward Co. Deed Bk 1, P 104b, I, James Atwood, of Amelia Co, for the love I have for my son Richard Atwood, have given my sd son a certain tract of land in Prince Edward co, containing abt 400 A join. the lands of Thomas Scott, Alexr. Kean, Richard Swepston, & Wm. Parnall, being pt of that tract of land grt'd. to sd. James Atwood by patent containing 1,765 A. Sig: June 25, 1757 (sic) , James Atwood  Wts: Jas. Harris, Lawrence B. (his mark) Brown, John Drinkard, John Ford, George Forest, Wm. Atwood, Francis Forrest, Charles Gilliam. Rec'd. Aug 9, 1756. 

Order Bk 4, P 218-October Court,  Oct 6,1756 Prince Edward Co
David Flournoy against Richard Swepston for Debt-Suit dismissed

Aug 1, 1757 Prince Edward Co DB 1, P 166b-James Atwood of Amelia Co, to William Parnal of same, for 35E, a certain tract of land of 343 A in Pr. Edwd. Co, on Upper side of Little Briery Riv, it being pt. of that tract of land granted to sd. James Atwood by patent containing 1765 AC b/b Thomas Scott, Alexander Keen, Richard Swepston, & Richd. Atwood Sig: Jas. Atwood, Wts: Wm. Atwood, Francis Forest, James Holderness, Geo. Forrest Rec'd Oct 10, 1757

OLD SWEPSON HOME, ORDINARY/TAVERN & FIRST COURTROOM, LUNENBURG & MECKLENBURG CO., VIGINIA

The property Richard Swepson purchased from Samuel Phelps in 1761 was the site of the first CH of Mecklenburg Co., as well as the home of Richard Swepson, and where he operated an Ordinary.  Samuel Phelps had purchased the property from Martin Phifer/Fifer,.  who had operated an Ordinary on this same site as early as Nov., 1752 (Lunenburg Co) when he was granted license,  the security on his bond being Field Jefferson.  His license was renewed in May Court, 1754. Mr. Phifer sold this property to Samuel Phelps on Jan. 3, 1755; who sold it to Richard Swepson  in 1761. This property was transferred to Richard Swepson, Jr. in 1779, the same date his father married Mrs. Mary Mallory Tabb. Richard Swepson, JR operated an ordinary here until he sold this property to his brother-in-law Alexander Boyd in 1794.  

It is believed Jane Swepson, first wife of Richard Swepson SR is buried in the family graveyard on this property, as this is where the Swepson family resided at the time of her death; and perhaps Richard Swepson himself (Died 1788) & Richard Swepson JR, (died 1812) as well as other members of the Swepson family are buried here.   Alexander Boyd carried insurance on the old Swepson Ordinary as late as the 1829.   Alexander Boyd  built the present Boyd Tavern across the street from the Swepson property. (Ref-Lunenburg Deeds & Court Orders, Mecklenburg Records & Mutual Assurance Co. Policieis, Library of Virginia)

MUTUAL ASSURANCE CO, Insurance Policy Information (Library of Virginia)

BOYD ALEXANDER MECKLENBERG CH MECKLENBERG 1801 1 10 145 D 2850 FY LAU.1_WW DWE.1_WW

BOYD ALEXANDER MECKLENBURG CH MECHLENBURG 1805 4 36 340 R 145 3000 FY DWE.1_WW TAV.1_WW

BOYD ALEXANDER BOYNTON MECKLENBURG 1816 6 53 586 D 2100 FY STH.2_WW 

BOYD ALEXANDER BOYNTON MECKLENBURG 1816 6 53 587 D 1800 FY STH.2_WW 

BOYD ALEXANDER BOYNTON MECKLENBURG 1816 6 53 588 D 1200 FY STA.1_WW

BOYD ALEXANDER BOYDTON MECKLENBERG N SIDE PUBLIC SQUARE 1816 9 71 1974 R 360 7200 FY DWE.1_WW TAV.2_CW TAV.1_WW

BOYD ALEXANDER BOYDTON MECKLENBERG W SIDE WASHINGTON ST 1822 10 75 2944 R 1974 8350 FY KIT.2_BW TAV.2_WW TAV.1_WW 

BOYD ALEXANDER BOYDTON MECKLENBERG E SIDE WASHINGTON ST 1822 10 75 2945 R 587 2050 FY STH.2_WW LUH.1_WW 

BOYD ALEXANDER BOYDTON MECKLENBERG E SIDE WASHINGTON ST 1822 10 75 2946 R 1974 2050 FY SHP.1_WW 

BOYD ALEXANDER BOYDTON MECKLENBERG WASHINGTON ST 1822 10 75 2947 D 4000 FY TAV.2_BW

BOYD ALEXANDER BOYDTON MECKLENBERG W SIDE WASHINGTON ST 1823 12 84 5318 R 2944 12000 FY KIT.2_BW TAV.2_WW TAV.1_BW

BOYD ALEXANDER BOYDTON MECKLENBERG E SIDE WASHINGTON ST 1824 12 84 5365 R 76 600 FY STA.1_WW

TOWNS WILLIAM BOYDTON MECKLENBERG E SIDE WASHINGTON ST 1829 12 85 5656 R 5318 11300 FY KIT.2_BW TAV.2_WW TAV.2_BW (MY Note-this is the last record of the old Swepson Tavern, E/S Washington St., in the  Mutual Assurance Co policies-sgs)

TOWNS WILLIAM BOYDTON MECKLENBERG W SIDE WASHINGTON ST 1829 12 85 5657 R 5365 400 FY STA.1_WW

BOYD FRANCIS W & ALFRED BOYD & H J STONE BOYDTON MECKLENBERG W SIDE WASHINGTON ST 1846 18 114 14258 R 5654 1600 FY STH.2_WW 

BOYD FRANCIS W BOYDTON MECKLENBERG W SIDE WASHINGTON ST 1846 18 114 14259 R 56,565,757 11700 FY KIT.2_BW TVW.2_WW TAV.2_BW TSB.1_WW

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The Old Field Jefferson Homeplace, purchased by Richard & Jane Swepson in 1774 in an exchange of lands with Field Jefferson,  and where Richard resided at the time of his death in 1788,  was shown on the Jefferson-Fry Map of Colonial Virginia as "Jefferson"   This  property Richard left to his son Thomas in his 1787 Will. 

During the term of ownership of Thomas Swepson, he operated a general mercantile business & Post Office, known as "Swepson", which was carried on by his successors, until S. J. Moore became the owner in 1900, according to information furnished to Susie P. Richards, Baskerville, Virginia, who made a WPA report on this property Jan. 25, 1938. The home in this report was called "Clifton"., which was not built by the Swepson family, but later owners, on the same property.. The information was provided to her by Mr. & Mrs. W. R. Baskerville, Warrenton, No. Car., Mr. S. J. Moore, Bracey, Virginia, Mr. N. G. Hutcheson, Boydton, Virginia, & Mr. R. R. Barnes, Baskerville, Virginia.  (See 1790 deed below- Thomas Swepson sold this property to Alexander Boyd, on Jan 11, 1790-sgs) 

However, according to information on Old Post Offices of Mecklenburg Co, Virginia,* the name was "Clifton" until Sept., 1883, at which time it was changed to "Swepson", with a population of 74 in 1895.  The Post Office there was closed Oct., 1911, and sent to Redlawn.

*Post Offices of Mecklenburg Co, Va 
(Ref: Meck. Co, Va. Gen Web --JoLee Spear

Swepson / changed Sep. 1883 from Clifton closed Oct. 1911 /
to Redlawn [see also Clifton ]
1895 Atlas of Va. shows a Population of 74 for Swepson. Va.

This property was, as above stated, sold in 1790 by Thomas Swepson to his brother-in-law Alexander Boyd.  Alexander Boyd passed it to his son James Boyd, who left it to his daughter Frances Alexander Boyd, who married a Mr. Hodge and lived in Burke Co., NC at the time she sold it to Nathaniel Alexander in 1835. He had the home known as "Clifton"  built for his son Mark Alexander, by a Mr. Holt. In 1870 this property was sold by Mr. Alexander to Henry Duncan of New Jersey. This home was the subject of the WPA survey report by Ms. Barnes in 1938, with complete description and picture. (Library of Virginia, WPA Historical Inventory Project) There is a very old cemetery on this property, but no markers with "Swepson" on them.

Mecklenburg Co, Va (Flat Ctreek T/S) P 392b HH 130-119 Boydton, PO 2nd August, 1870
Mark Alexander 79 WM Va farmer 
Sallie P " 59 WF Va HK
James F " 38 WM Va farmer
Robt. P " 26 WM Va farmer
Fannie S " 26 WF Ala (Dtr-in-Law)
William S " 10 wM Va gr/son
J Wallace " 8 WM Va gr/son
Mark S " 5 WM Va gr/son

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The Boyd Tavern was not the same as the old Swepson ORDINARY/Tavern, which was across the Street from THE Boyd Tavern.


Inside Boyd Tavern, Boydton, Va.
Open By Appointment

Courtesy: South Hill, Va. Chamber of Commerce
Frank Malone, Executive Director
http://www.msinets.com/~shchamber/attracti.htm 

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WILL OF RICHARD SWEPSON, SR. - Mecklenburg Co., Virginia
Book 1, P. 26, 27

In the name of God, Amen, I, RICHARD SWEPSON, Senior, of the County of Mecklenburg, being at present indisposed but of a perfect sound mind and memory do think fit to make and ordain this as my last will and testament (revoking all others heretofore made) 

First, my will and desire is that my negroes be kept together and worked upon my plantation as usual until January, 1790, and no longer in order to procure a sufficiency wherewith to discharge all my just debts, then I dispose of my estate in manner and form following, Viz.;  

I give and bequeath unto my son THOMAS SWEPSON the plantation and  land whereon I now live containing seven hundred and seventy-five acres more or less to him and his heirs forever; upon provision of his paying to my Executors hereinafter named the sum of fifty pounds when  my son  WILLIAM MALLORY (SWEPSON) shall arrive to the age of sixteen years, to be by them laid out in a negroe boy for him; and the further sum of two hundred pounds when he shall arrive to the age of twenty-one years, but if my said son William Mallory (Swepson) shall not attain the age of twenty-one years, then the above sum of two hundred pounds to be paid to my two daughters LUCY and CHARITY. 

 I give and bequeath unto my two said daughters LUCY & CHARITY and to their heirs forever a negroe woman named Lucy, her child Isham and all her future increase to be equally divided between them when either of them shall marry or come to the age of eighteen years, but if either of them should die before that time to descend to the survivor of them and if both of them should die before that time to go and descend to my son WILLIAM MALLORY (SWEPSON). 

 I give unto my two sons  RICHARD and JOHN SWEPSON the sum of twenty shillings each to be paid them by my Executors; 

 I give all the rest of my estate both real and personal to my six following children, to wit: ELIZABETH WHITEHEAD, ANNE BOYD, SARAH SIMS, JANE YOUNG, THOMAS SWEPSON, AND SUSANNAH DAVIS and to their heirs forever to be equally .divided between -   

I do hereby appoint ALEXANDER BOYD, LEONARD SIMS AND RICHARD SWEPSON  (Jr,) EXECUTORS to this my last will and testament.  In witness whereof (I) have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of May, 1787.

                                                                                Signed:    RICHARD SWEPSON (SEAL)

Witnesses;
JOHN WINCKLOR
BENJAMIN PENNINGTON
MAJOR BUTLER
ROBERT PENNINGTON

At a Court, held for Mecklenburg County the 11th day of February, 1788, This will was proved by the Oaths of Benjamin Pennington, Major Butler and Robert Pennington, witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Alexander Boyd one of the Executors named therein who made Oath thereto and together with Richard Swepson his security entered into and acknowledged their bonds in the penalty of eight thousand pounds conditioned as the law directs certificate was granted him for obtaining a probate of the said will .in due form and Richard Swepson, Junior,  another of the Executors
therein named personally appeared in Court and refused to take upon himself the Executorship of the said will; Liberty being reserved for Leonard Sims the other Executor therein named to join in the probate when he shall think fit.

                                                                              Teste:  JOHN BROWN, Cl. of Court

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WILL BOOK 3, P 1
An Inventory and Appraisal of the Slaves and Personal Property of Richard
Swepson, deceased,
shown by Alexander Boyd. acting EXR of the decedant, VIZ:

34 Hogs , 11-8-0
1 old Double Chair, 3-0-0
1 cutting knife w/box 0-6-0
1 40 gallon still 20-0-0
Old empty casks 0-5-0
1 Wagon & Gear 15-0-0
1 Dark Bay mare 8-0-0
1 3 yr old Twig colt, 10-0-0  (see bottom of page)
1 Black mare and colt 17-0-0
1 Old Black mare 5-0-0
1 Chestnut Sorrel horse 3-0-0
1 Old Black Sorrel horse 5-0-0
1 Small Bay mare 6-0-0
1 Old Black horse 7-0-0
1 Ox Cart 2-0-0
Weeding, hilling and grubbing hoes 4-12-6
Carpenter's tools 1-17-0
1 grass scythe 0-1-3
2 Scythes and cradle 1-0-0
1 Old scythe blade 0-1-3
1 spade 0-3-0
7 iron hoops 0-8-2
14 sheep & 7 lambs 5-5-0
7 pole axes 1-3-0
1 small smoothe gun 1-16-0
1 Black Walnut chest 1-7-6
1 tea table 0-12-0
1 Black Walnut table 0-15-0
7 Flag bottomed chairs 0-12-0
1 pr hand irons , 1 pr tongs and shovel 0-6-0
1 Rifled gun 4-0-0
1 lot blacksmith tools 12-0-0
1 Square Black Walnut table 1-16-0
1/doz leather bottomed chairs 3-10-0
1 Desk and Bookcase 7-0-0
1 large looking glass 1-10-0
1 pr scales 0-17-0
1 single hand iron 0-3-0
1 hand bellows and (slays?) 0-15-0
5 Feather beds and Furniture 40-0-0
1 Copper and Brass kettle 2-0-0
2 Flax Wheels 1-4-0
2 grid irons and a coffee pot 0-6-0
10 plough hoes 2-5-0
1 Looms 0-7-6
1 Spinning Wheel 0-3-0
Kitchen Furniture 2-13-0
1 Doz Pewter plates, 1 Pewter dish, 1 doz P. plates, 2 square china dishes,
2 boals, 1/2 Doz knives and forks 1-2-0
Lucy, Johan & Matilda 85.00
Philis, Sue, and Edmund 85.00
Milley 10.00
Boson, Dick & Rose 60.00
Rose 22.00
Frank, Jesse, Cye 240.00
Ailene 20.00
Betty & James 20.00
Tom 12.00
Dilsey and Tony 60.00
42 head cattle 58.10
2 juggs and five teen jars 0-7-6
1 pr steelyards 0-7-6

Given under our hands this 14 day of March, 1788
Signed:
John Holmes
Benjamin Pennington
John Baskerville

This Inventory and Appraisement was returned unto Mecklenburg County
Court the 13th day of October, 1788, and ordered to be recorded.
Teste: John Brown, Co. Clerk

[Original spelling has been retained -Sadie Sparks]

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Patriotic Service During the Revolutionary War

[From Elliott's compilation of Meck Publick Claims] For Continental Use   800 cwt Beef, 18 bbls corn, 14 diets 

OB 5, P 148 Richard Swepson for his rations and wagon hire to Capt Lucas's militia, Dec 26, 1772

Virginia Military Records, Appendix: statewide & Misc. Records P 600- March 13, 1776, paid Richard Swepson for dietting & Waggonage to said Company  Note: not to be confused with record of Richard Jr., who was a Capt. in the militia

 
 P 507-Dec 26, 1776- Richard Swepson, for his Rations & Waggon hire, to Capt. Lucas's Militia, 11, 10, --,

Mecklenburg County Court Booklet, publick claims by Janice L. Abercrombie
P. 1 Meck. Co. Court, April 9, 1782 
Richard Swepson pd for 52# bacon
P 2-same date-
Richard Swepson, Jr. pd for 350# beef
P 26 Meck. County Court 13th May 1782 
Richard Swepson pd for 1 1/2 barl. corn, 14 bundles fodder, 7 diets, (2) 7 diets, 4 bu. corn, 300# beef, 15 brls corn
P. 31-same date-
John Swepson pd for service of a wagon & team for 23 days
P 38 Meck. Co. Crt-Mar. 30th-8th Sept. 1781 for Bacon -
Richard Swepson pd for 52# bacon
P 40-Meck. Co. Court (Sept 5th-Nov 8th, 1781) 
Richard Swepson pd. for 3 cattle
P 44 Same date-
Richard Swepson, Jr. pd for 1 cattle
P 45 Meck.Co. Crt, Mar. 30th-Sept. 8th, 1781 Return of Prov. taken & issued by Mr. DeLoney for Bacon, 
Richard Swepson pd. for 52# bacon (Duplication?-see P 38)
P 47 Meck Co. Crt. Sep. 8th-Oct. 8th, 1781 A return of beeves-
Richard Swepson pd for 3

SELECTED RECORDS 
from Amelia , Prince Edward , Lunenburg & Mecklenburg Co, Va

July 21, 1749-Amelia Co., Va. DB 3, P 273 Deed of Philemon Holcomb, Planter to Richard Swepson, Planter,, in Consid. of 80 pounds, 718 AC  Amelia Co, on Lower Side Bryer River., near it's head, adjoining land of John Nash, James Atwood, & John Martin, with ALL HOUSES, ETC.  Wts: None

P 275 Possession obtained by Richard Swepson, on July 21, 1749 and deed ordered to be recorded. , after Ann, w/o Philemon Holcome, relinquished her right of dower.

Amelia Co, Va Order Bk 2, P 159 (July Court, 1749)
Court Held, July 21, 1749
Present- Edward Booker, Charles Irby, John Nash, William Watson, Samuel Tarry, William Clement, & William Booker, Gentlemen Justices

Deed, Philip Halcomb to Richard Swepson, ordered recorded.  Ann Halcomb, wife of Philip Halcomb, relinquished her dower right.

Amelia Co, Va, Tax List, 
John Nash's list, Nottoway Parish-Above Saylor's Crk-A list of Titheables taken by order of Court, June 10, 1751-P 04a, Col 2-Rich'd. Swepston , & slaves James & Grace, 3 Tithes
John Nash's list-Nottoway Parish, above Saylor's CrkP 05a Col 3, A list of Titheables taken by order of Court, -Rich'd. Swepson & slaves  James, Grace, & Toney, 3 Tithes
1753 John Nash's List, Nottoway Parish, above Saylor's Crk,by order of Court,  June 10th, 1753, P 03d, Col 1--Richard Swebstern-list**  Robert Pamplin, & slaves James, Toney & Grace, 3 Tithes
**(List= Suggests person not taxable) 
people not taxable if non-residents, or if they were Adm's,  Exr's, Gdn, Trustee, or were a political employee, minister, soldier, sailor, or ferryboat operator, white woman,  old, infirm, or poor)

Nottoway Parish was separated from Raleigh Parish, Ca 1751-2

William & Mary Qrtrly. Vol ___ P. 387-388
OLD PAPERS, Contributed by W. S. Morton-Mr. John Nash's Sr. Poll taken March 22, 1754, for House of Burgesses:Included on this long list: RICHARD SWEPSTON
Copy Test: John Nash, Jr., Sheriff, April 29th, 1754 Sworn to before me, David Flournoy

Selected Records from  Prince Edward & Lunenburg Co, Va 

1751 Tax List, Lunenburg Co, Va-taken by Field Jefferson
Lewis Burwell, Esq.
    David Harleburton [?]
    Thos. Carleton ........................................... 10

"Sunlight on the Southside"
1752 Tithe List, Lunenburg Co, Va-List of Richd. Witton
Colo. Lewis Burwell's "tythables"
Thos. Charlton ........................................... 18 tithes
Richd. Swepson ............................................. 10 tithes

Lunenburg Co, Va Order Books, 
June Banks Evans Publications
& also TLC Genealogy 
(Most were copied at LDS Library, Salt Lake City)

order Book 2 1/2 A P 477  Feb 7, 1753 Crt Tabitha Campbell Admtrx.  of Est of William Campbell, dec'd agnst George Ezell (Micharl Ezell bail) Defendan; jury: Richd. Swepston, Etal-plaintiff to recover damages.

P 478 Josiah Dixon agst Wm Redman, defendant; Jury:  Richd. Swepston, etal; plaintiff to recover debt.

P 486 David Emanuel (Thos. Nash, Attny) agst David Jones & Thos. Hall (Leonard ClAiborne, Jr. attny) defendants; jury: Richd. Swepston,etal-plaintiff to recover debt.

P489 Memucan Hunt agst Saml. Harris, defendant; Jury: Richard Swepston, etal-Plaintiff to recover agnst Harris

P 495-Jas Ray agst Matthew Marable-, defendant-Jury: Richd.  Swepston, etal; plaintif defaulted, defendant to recover costs

Order Bk 2 1/2 B-P 475-October Court, 1753- Charles Anderson agst Richard Swepston, Defendant- JURY: Wm. Goode, Wm. Abbot,  W, Saffold, John Hayse, Thos. Carlton, Marmaduke Stanfield, Sherwood Bugg, Jacog Royster, Thos Dupre, John Fain, Jos. Miner, Jas. Tucker; plaintiff to recover damage for nonperformance

Order Bk 2 1/2 B-P 512-November Court, 1753
Philemon Hawkins, witness for Charles Anderson in his suit agnst Richard Swepson, to be pd by Anderson for 3 days attendance & twice coming & going 45 miles

Order Bk 2 1/2 B, P 547-February Court, 1754
Charles Anderson agnst Richard Swepston, defendant; plaintiff to recover debt

Order bk 3, P 335- Claims of Lawrence Smith, Charles Allen, John Calvin, Thos Carlton, Richard Swepston, John Roberts, for taking up runaway Negroes

Order Book 4,  P 86-February Court, 1756
George Walton agnst James Breedlove, Lazarus Williams, Henry Isbell, Wm Goode,  Edwd. Elam, Wm Harris,  Richard Swepston, Mackerness Goode, defendants in debt; JURY: Philip Poindexter, Wm Jones, Thos Jones, Amos Timms, Danl. Johnson, Wm Read, Thos, Stevens, John McDaniel, Thomas Willingham, John Hyde, George Elliott, John Ragsdale - Plaintiff to recover debt

Sept. 29, 1756, Prince Edward Co. Deed Bk 1, P 104b, I, James Atwood, of Amelia Co, for the love I have for my son Richard Atwood, have given my sd son a certain tract of land in Prince Edward co, containing abt 400 A join. the lands of Thomas Scott, Alexr. Kean, Richard Swepston, & Wm. Parnall, being pt of that tract of land grt'd. to sd. James Atwood by patent containing 1,765 A. Sig: June 25, 1757 (sic) , James Atwood  Wts: Jas. Harris, Lawrence B. (his mark) Brown, John Drinkard, John Ford, George Forest, Wm. Atwood, Francis Forrest, Charles Gilliam. Rec'd. Aug 9, 1756. 

Order Bk 4, P 218-October Court,  Oct 6,1756
David Flournoy against Richard Swepston for Debt-Suit dismissed

Aug 1, 1757 Prince Edward Co DB 1, P 166b-James Atwood of Amelia Co, to William Parnal of same, for 35E, a certain tract of land of 343 A in Pr. Edwd. Co, on Upper side of Little Briery Riv, it being pt. of that tract of land granted to sd. James Atwood by patent containing 1765 AC b/b Thomas Scott, Alexander Keen, Richard Swepston, & Richd. Atwood Sig: Jas. Atwood, Wts: Wm. Atwood, Francis Forest, James Holderness, Geo. Forrest Rec'd Oct 10, 1757

Lun. OB 4, P 393-5 October Court, 1757
JANE SWEPSTON, Witness for Adam Winders in his suit against James Mitchell, to be paid for 6 days' attendance  (See P 392 Adam Winders against James Mitchell, late sheriff, def in case- JURY:  John Thornton, Zachariah Baker, Stephen Wade, Arthur Herring, Bartholomew Baker, Henry Thomas, Wade Ward, John Willingham, Thos. Norrice, Wm Robertson, Jos. Billups, Isaac Holmes;  Verdict-plaintiff to recover damages agnst Mitchell-Mitchell requests stay of judgement because jurors during consultation on verdict departed/separated fr ea other and were in conversation with divers other persons & other errors of record; stay overruled; verdict stands.

Order Bk 4, P P 396- Oct Court, 1757- The King VS Drury Allen, defdnt-on indictment; JURY: Edward Colbreath, Richard Coleman, Wade Ward, George Elliott, Arther Herring, Wm Jones, Wm Ballard, John Ballard, Geo Farrar, Denis Lark, Richard Swepston, Robt. Hatcher; Verdict- defdnt NOT guilty-to recover against Jonathan Davis, prosecutor, for costs

Order Bk 5, P 86b May Crt, 1758-Jas. Roberts, Jr agst Sylvanus Walker, Jury: incl Richard Swepston-plantif not appearing, jury disch'd.

Order Bk 6, P 38 Nov Crt, 1759
Rose, negro girl belonging to John Jeffries, adj. to be age 9
Peter & Milley, negroes belong. to Richd. Swepston, adj. to be age 8 (peter) & age 6 (Milley)

Order Book 6, P 44A-Dec Court, 1759
 A State of the County Levy-Included Richard Swepston  A/C - 126  pds tobacco

1759 Lunenburg Co, Land Processioners,
Pct 20, Col. Lewis Burwell by John Jeffries, Overseer, and Richard Swepson
Pct 22, Davis Albritton by John Jeffries &  Richard Swepson
Pct 22, Stephen Evans, by John Jeffries &  Richard Swepson

May 29, 1760 Richard Swebson, Grantee -404 AC on both sides of Little Falling River,  (Lunenburg Land Patents)

Order Bk 6, P 94B-May Crt, 1760-John Jeffries grtd. Admn. of Est. of John James, dec'd- John Cox, Richard Swepstone, Securities

DB6-P 141 Lun. Co. July 1, 1760  Samuel Phelps of Lun, and Cumberland Parish, to Richard Swepson  of Lun. Co, for 260F, a certain tract of land in Lun, in Cumberland Parish on S/S of S. Fork of Allen's Crk, about 580 AC b/b Horsepen branch. Sig: Samuel Phelps Wts: William Chandler, Wm Hunt, John Jeffries Rec'd July 1, 1760,  After Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Phelps, relinq. right of dower.
My Note-this is the property where the first courthouse of Meck. Co. was built--Richard Swepson Sr. sold this prop. to his son Richard, Jr, on April 12, 1779, the same day he married his #2 wife, Mary Mallory Tabb.  Richard, Jr. sold this land to Alexander Boyd Sept 8, 1794-site of old Boyd Tavern, which Richard Swepson, Jr. operated prior to selling to Boyd)

Order Bk 6, P 145A-July Court, 1760- (Deed Acknowledged in Crt) Samuel Phelps to Richard Swepstone, Indenture/ bargain/sale; Elizabeth, w/o Phelps, relinquished dower right

Order Bk 6, P206-Dec Crt, 1760 Richard Swepston & Thomas charlton (Carlton) Exrs grtd probate of est. of Francis Saunders, decd. Clack Courtney, Security

LunenburgCo-WB2 P 431 1761-Settled & signed Sept 9, 1775-Recorded Oct 12, 1775-Account Current of the Est of Francis Saunders, with Richard Swepson & Thomas Carlton, Exrs-Debits incl: mention of Mr Andrew Johnson, Doct. Clack Courtney, Mr. John Nunn, Mary Folis, Margaret Charleton, her freedom dues, Capt John Cox cost of suit;  Mr. Matthew Marable, Doct. Caruthers, Mr Thomas Erskine,  Mr Robt. Ferguson, Mr Henry Isbell, Colo. Read for recording inventory & finding victuals and clothes 4.5 yrs for one of the orphans named Francis; finding provisions and clothes for 3.5 years for an orphan named John; boarding, schooling and clothing the said orphans for 1 year; the Widow; the expense in going twice to James River to purchase a negro.  Total debits: 122 f, 11 shillings, 3.5 pence.  Credits: include mention of 1761: the sale of the estate (94f 7 shillings 4 pence).  cash received of Colo. L Burwell which was due the testator at his death; 1765- the interest of 30 f 3 shillings 10 pence for 13 years and 8 months retained in our hands. Sig:  Andrew Johnston, Richard Swepson.  Total credits: 173f 1 shilling 7 pence.  Balance due the estate: 50 f 9 shillings 10.5 pence. Sig: Richard Swepson, Thomas Carlton.  Pursuant to Lunenburg Court order, we settled the estate of Fran's. Saunders deceased.  Sig: Sept 9, 1775 Richard Witton, John Cox, Benja Whitehead. Recorded Oct 12, 1775

Lunenburg Co, Va Land Patents-Feb. 14, 1761  -Richard Swebston (Swepson)   (33-1000)-- 1,326 AC both sides N. Fork Sandy River,  Adj. John Cox

March 31, 1761-Lun. Co., Va Marriage- Benjamin Whitehead to Elizabeth  Swepstone,  Dtr of Richard Swepstone.  MB # 49 signed by Groom, &  Phillip Goode. Sec: Thomas Read

Order Bk 6, P 232 March Crt, 1761 Field Jefferson, late sheriff of Lun. Co, agst John Hobson, Nicholas Hobson, Robert Hatcher; Jury Incl Richard Swepstone, Jury withdrawn, suit dismissed, pltf, to pay dfnts costs.

Order Bk 6, P 246-Mch Crt, 1761-John Mullins agst Chas. Yancey, dfdnt in trespass/assault/battery- Jury Incl Richd. Swepstone; Verdict: Not guilty

Order Bk 6, P 247 Mch Crt, 1761-Thos. Goodrum & wife Susannah agnst. Stephen Mallet Sr, dfdnt in suit of trespass/assault/battery; Jury Incl Richd. Swepstone-pltf. to recover damages

Order Bk 6, P 249-Mch Crt, 1761-Richd. Swepstone  witness for John Cox at suit John Hayse; to be pd by Cox for 3 days attendance.

April 14, 1761 Prince Edward Co DB 1, P 134a,- From Richard Swepson of Lunenburg Co, to Thomas  Carlton of same, for 30E, a certain tract of land in  Prince Edward Co, and on a branch of Briery River, containing 318 AC "being part of a larger tract granted to Philemon Holcomb" , b/b William Purnal, Flournoy, Reen (Keen?) . Sig: Richard Swepston. Wts: None Recorded April 14, 1761.

Order Book 7  P 49B, June Court, 1761
Gentlemen elected by freeholders & housekeepers of Parish of Saint James, Lunenburg Co, by order of assembly to divide Cumberland Parish- Vestrymen sworn:
John Potter
Joseph Freeman
John Speed
Thomas Lanier
Thomas Moore
John Camp
William Hunt
RICHARD SWEPSTONE

OATH OF A VESTRYMAN (Elliot's Compilation of Meck/Lun Co Va records) " I,  RICHARD SWEPSTONE,  as I do acknowledge myself a true son of the Church of England, so do I believe the articles of faith therein professed, and do oblige myself to be conformable to the doctrine and discipline therein taught and established;  and that, as Vestryman of St James Parish, I will well and truly perform my duty therein, being directed by the laws and customs of this country, and the canons of the Church of England, so far as they will suit our present capacity; and this I shall sincerely do, according to the best of my knowledge, skill, cunning, without fear, favor, or partiality; so help me God."

The foregoing constituted the first Vestry of St James Parish.

DB6, P 515 Dec 1, 1761 Richard Witton  of Lun Co, Par of St. James to Richard Swepson of same. for 36E, a certain tract of land in Lun Co, Par of St James  on upper side of Blackstone Crk, about 616 AC b/b Henry Cockerham, new lines, the old line, Bilbo,. Sig: Richard Witton Wts: None Rec'd Dec 1, 1761

Order bk 7, P 221B. March Court, 1762
Thomas Farrar renews ordinary lycence (sic) Richard Swepstone, Security

DB8, P 22, April 12 1762 Thos. Lanier of Lun. St. James Par, to Edmund Taylor, John Potter, Thos. Anderson, Richard Swepston, & Thomas Moore, who are appointed by order of the Vestry of  St. James Parish to purchase a glebe.  Lanier, for 300E, sells the Vestrymen, a certain tract of land in Lunen. Co, on Mitchell's Crk, b/b Hill, Mitchell's Crk, Sig: Thomas Lanier, Wts: Thomas Erskine, John Pankey, Robert Cunningham. Elizabeth, the wife of said Thomas Lanier, relinq. her right of dower, to the conveyed lands. Rec'd April 12, 1764

Prince Edward Co, DB 2, P 96a-Richard Swepson of Lunenburg Co, Va to James Zackry of Pr. Edward Co, Va., a certain tract of land in Prince Edward Co, Va on a branch of Briery River, containing 400 AC, being part of a larger tract granted to Philemon Holcombe, and b/b  (David) Flournoy, (Wm.) Parnal &  (John) Martain, . Signed: Richd. Swepson, Wts: None Rec'd. May 11, 1762

DB 7, P 326- Aug 2, 1762 Richard Swepson & Jane, his wife, of Lun & Par of St James to John Linton of same- for 100 f Abt 616 A in Lun  Co., Par of St James binding on upper side of Braxtone Cr bnd'd by Henry Cockerham, Bilbo - Signed: Richard Swepson,  Jane (her mark) Swepson Wit: None Rec Aug 3, 1762

Order Bk 8, August Court, 1762-
P 79A- Richard Swepstone & wife, Jane, to John Linton. Indenture ack. in court 

Order Bk 8, - P 138A-November Court, 1762
Joseph Freeman appointed Surveyor in room of Richard Swepston; Matthew Marable, Richard Witton to proportion hands between Cox &  Freemans

Order Bk 9,  P 12, May 10, 1763 Court-Ordered that John Jeffreys, Richard Swepstone, & James Coleman  do view and inspect the most convenient way for turning the road around Guy Smith's plantation.

Order Bk 9, P 78, June 9, 1763 Court- (Freeman, Surveyor of roads, Appointed) Ordered that Burwell's hands where John Oliver lives, John Murphey, Richard Booker, and the rest of the hands that formerly worked under Richard Swepston, be under Joseph Freeman.

Order Bk 9, P 271, 272- Nov 9, 1763  Court-Everard Dowsing, Foreman, Sherwood Walton, Benjamin Whitehead, John Hobson, Richard Swepson, John Jeffries, Robert Scott, John Hubbard,  John Hide, Henry Williams, Samuel Perrin, William Roberson, William Dudgeon, William Cock, Thomas Carleton, John Kendrick, & Samuel Johnson, good & lawful men of Lunenburg, are sworn a Grand Jury for Lun.-long list of indictments

1764 Tithe List, Lunenburg Co, St. James Parish, taken by Edmund Taylor-
Richard Swepson, 
     
James Toney,    6 Tithes, 580 Acres Land (Matches deed from Phelps)
List of richard Witton

List of Richard Witton, St. James Par. Lunenburg Co.
Benjamin Whitehead- 1 tithe, 1,144 AC land
(son-in-law of Richard Swepson)
Colo. Lewis Burwell's List
     Thos. Carlton, overseer ...... 8 6390
     Hugh Franklin, overseer ...... 18
     John Jeffries, Junr.overseer . 17 4476 43 10,866
Thos. Carlton
    Anthony Kitchen ............................ 6 412
List of Samuel Taylor
John Jefferys
    Swepston Jeffries .......................... 6 626

Order Bk 10, P 76, May Court, 1764-Benjamin Whitehead, assignee of Richard Swepston, Plt, VS John Linton, Deft. in Debt-This day came the parties  by their Attnys., and the Deft relinquishing his former plea, says that he cannot gainsay the Plt's Action for 60f, the debt in the declaration mentioned, and his costs. But this judgment is to be discharged by the payment of 3 (0) f 9 shillings and 6 pence, with interest from Sept 1, 1763, and costs.

DB10, P 18 July 16, 1764 William Hill of Cartrite (Carteret) Co, NC to Haywood Jones of Warwick Co., for 246 Pds, 8 sh., a certain tract of land cont. by patent of may 29, 1760, 225 acres b/b Lanier, the Lone Meadow Br., Mitchell's Crk.  Signed: William Hill Wts: Alex'r. Boyd, Rich. Sevepson (Swepson), John Potter, James Speed, Tingnal Jones, Jr Rec'd. Nov 8, 1764

Order Bk 10, P  P 172-Oct, Court, 1764-William Harris, Plt, VS John Cox, Deft., In (blank) . by consent of the parties by their attnys. all matters in difference between them are referred to the determination of David Christopher and Richard Swepson, whose award is to be made the judgment of this Court.

Order Bk 10, P 172B Oct Court, 1764--John Cox VS Harris-By consent of the parties by their attnys, all matters in difference between them are referred to the determination of David Christopher & Richard Swepson, whose award is to be made the judgment of the Court.

Order Bk10, P 199-December Court, 1764- Richard Swepson, John Humphries, and James Bilbo, the persons appointed on the petition of sundry inhabitants of Lun, Co, setting forth that they be under very great want of a road from John Humphries' ordinary to Saffolds' ford on the Meherrin River, returned their report, which is ordered recorded, and sd. road established.

Early Settlers of Mecklenburg Co, Va, Vol 1, (Elliott) 

At a Dwelling House of RICHARD SWEPSON on Monday the eleventh day of March, 1765, a Commission of the Peace for the said County and Dediums for administering the Oaths and Tests, therein mentioned, under the hand of Francis Fauquier, Esquire, his Majesty's Lt. Gov. and Commander in Chief of the Colony and Dominion of Va., bearing date the first day of March, 1765, and in the fifth year of the reign of our Sov. Lord King George the third, directed to Robert Munford, Richard Witton, John Speed, Henry DeLony,  Edmund Taylor, Benjamin Baird, John Camp, Thomas Erskine, John Potter, John Cox, Thomas Anderson, John Speed, Jr., and Samuel Hopkins, Gentlemen, being produced and read-

Thomas Erskine and John Potter, Gents, administered the said Oaths and Tests to Robert Munford, Gent., who took and subscribed the oaths to the government, subscribed the abjuration oath and repeated oaths and tests, and then took the Oaths of a justice of the Peace and for the County Court in Chancery- and then the said Robert Munford administered all the aforesaid-to Thomas Erskine, John Potter, John Cox,, Thomas Anderson,  John Speed, Jr., and Samuel Hopkins, Gentlemen-who subscribed and repeated the aforesaid oaths and tests.  

MECKLENBURG County Va RECORDS 
(created 1764-5 from Lunenburg Co)

The following is excerpted from A Brief History of Boydton, Virginia by Sterling Hutcheson.
"We look back to [March 11, 1765], perhaps the most important day in the history of the community [Boydton].
(Boydton was chartered in 1812 by Alexander Boyd, Jr.)

"At that time the land upon which the town is located was the plantation home of Mr. Richard SWEPSON, a prominent resident of what had been a part of Lunenburg Co. since 1746  The persons who had been selected to serve as officers of the new county of Mecklenburg met at the home of Mr. Swepson to formally organize the new county government.

So far as I am informed, the precise location of the residence of Mr. Swepson is not known. There is a tradition that it was about a mile northwards across Coleman's Creek. There are reasons for believing it may have been at what is called the Old Hotel west of Washington Street or at the residence east of the Drug Store on Madison Street now a part of Highway 58.
"Be that as it may, we can easily create in our imagination the scene, with the arrival of the important gentlemen about to assume the duties of their respective offices. It was a day long anticipated and we may be sure that Mr. SWEPSON had provided adequate accommodations for their entertainment. . It is almost certain that some from a distance had arrived the day before. Of course, there were many unofficial, but interested on-lookers who would tell in later years what occurred. We may be sure that the horse trading and dealing profession was in attendance.

During mid-March the visitors traveled through mud on horseback or on foot. There were few wheeled vehicles. It is improbable that there were as many as half a dozen houses with two stories  in the entire county.

The business of the court on the first day registered earmarks of live-stock, authorized the sheriff to employ guards for prisoners who might be committed to his custody until a jail was built. Also, the court fixed the legal prices to be charged by keepers of Ordinaries (the hotels of the day). These included meals for the traveler and horse, and lodgings for the traveler with clean sheets specified. The more numerous items dealt with beverages.
"Of the hard drinks, West India Rum appears to have been the most popular, with New England Rum priced more modest. The highest priced drink was Portugese white wine.

The next day, Mr. SWEPSON was granted a license to keep an Ordinary at this house. He was also awarded a contract to build the Court house, Prison and Stocks on his land.

Richard had a good deal of land. Records indicate that he patented at least 2300 acres in 1760 and 1761. His will states that he left the Roanoke River plantation on which he was living to his son Thomas. According to Hill, "this plantation on which Mr. SWEPSON lived had originally belonged to Field JEFFERSON, and uncle of President JEFFERSON, and on the Jefferson & Fry map of colonial Virginia it is marked Jefferson."

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John Jeffries, Swepson Jeffries & Richard Swepson were at various times overseers for Col. Lewis Burwell on his plantation in Mecklenburg Co., Virginia.  Below are some Ads placed in local newspapers concerning runaway slaves. One is in reference to Swepson Jeffries, as Overseer for Col. Burwell, one for John Jeffries, as Overseer for Col. Burwell, and 3 for Richard Swepson, serving as Jailer for Mecklenburg Co., Va.

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Virginia Runaways: Runaway Slave advertisements from 18th-century Virginia newspapers.
Professor Thomas Costa, University of Virginia's College at Wise

Virginia Gazette
(Purdie & Dixon), Williamsburg ,
August 3, 1769.

KINGSMILL, JULY 28, 1769. RUN away from the subscriber's plantation, on Butcher's creek, in Mecklenburg county, two Negro fellows, viz. WILL, a middle sized well made fellow, very black, and has a defect in one of his fore teeth. JAMES, about 19 years old, very slender, and brother to Will. Whoever apprehends the said slaves, and conveys them to SWEPSON JEFFRIES, their overseer, shall receive 40 s. for each, besides the allowance by law.
L. BURWELL.
Reprint: Windley, vol. 1, p. 71.
"Lewis IV [Burwell] of Kingsmill's Will and his nineteen-year-old brother James ran off together from Butcher's Creek near the North Carolina border in 1769, probably intending to return to Kingsmill." Walsh, Calabar, p. 213.

Virginia Gazette
(Purdie & Dixon), Williamsburg ,
July 25, 1771.
COMMITTED to the Jail of Mecklenburg County, two NEW NEGROES not capable of telling their Owners Names. One is a short Fellow, about thirty Years of Age, and the other a large Wench, who appears to be Something younger, The Owners may have them on proving their Properties and paying as the Law directs.
RICHARD SWEPSON, Jailer.
Reprint: not in Windley

Virginia Gazette
(Purdie & Dixon), Williamsburg ,
October 17, 1771.

KINGSMILL, October 17, 1771. RUN away from my Plantation where JOHN JEFFRIES is Overseer, at the Fork of Roanoke in Mecklenburg County, a Negro Man named HARRY. He is a tall slim Fellow, and not very black, has been seen on the Road to Petersburg, with his Waggon Whip and a Bag, and pretended to be looking for some Horses he had lost. As he formerly belonged to Mrs. DICKE, and used to drive her Chair, it is not unlikely he may go into King & Queen, or Essex. Whoever will deliver him to me shall receive three Pounds, or to his Overseer five Pounds, for his Trouble.
LEWIS BURWELL.
Reprint: Windley, vol. 1, p. 101. 

Virginia Gazette
(Purdie & Dixon), Williamsburg ,
November 4, 1773.

COMMITTED to the Jail of Mecklenburg, a new Negro Fellow about five Feet three Inches high, has lost Half of his left Ear, a Scar on his left Cheek, he cannot (or will not) tell his Owner's Name, has on a Pair of old Crocus Trousers, and an old Blanket. The Owner is desired to take him away, and pay Charges.
RICHARD SWEPSON, Jailer.
Reprint: not in Windley
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Virginia Gazette
December 1, 1775. Supplement.
COMMITTED to Mecklenburg jail, the 24th of June last, a Virginia born negro man named GEORGE, about 5 feet 8 inches high, who had on a Virginia cloth coat and leather jacket, osnabrug shirt, and a pair of leather breeches. He was formerly the property of Matthew Marrable, but says he now belongs to John Cox on New river, Botetourt county. The owner is desired to take him away, and pay charges.
RICHARD SWEPSON, jailer. 
Reprint Not in Windley

DB 1, P 218-July 14, 1766- Stephen Mallett, Jr of Meck to Richard Swepson of Meck (both of St James Par) for 20 f Abt 100A in Meck on both sides of S/Fork of Allen's Cr adj Norment, New lines, & Mallett's Spr Br  Wit None Rec July 14, 1766 

DB 1, P 463-  Aug 10, 1767-John Pankey, Merchant,  of Meck & Guy Smith, Planter,  of Meck to Richard Swepson,  Planter, of Meck- , in consid, of 150 pds. to Pankey &  5 shillings to Smith, All that tract of land where John Clark lately lived Abt 540 A in Meck  Wit None Rec Aug 10, 1767

DB2, P 5, Dec   3, 1767  John Clark of Granville Co (Dist) S. C. (NC?) to Carter Clark of Meck. Co, Va   for 200 pds, a certain tract of land on both sides of N/Fork of Allin's Cr, abt 331 acres, it being all the land the said John Clark has on the Cr., Sig: John Clark Wts: Richard Swepson, Charles Hames, Sarah Swepson, Rec'd Mar 14, 1768

DB2, P 125   Sept. __, 1768  James Coleman & John Cokeman of Meck Co, to Alexander Boyd of Meck      for 68 pds a certain tract of land in Meck Co, abt 53.5 acres b/b Coleman's Crk where the road crosses from Meck. Courthouse to Humphries Ordinary. Sig: James Coleman, John Coleman Wts: John McClemont, William (his mark) Decker, Richard Swepson. Deed acknowledged by John Coleman & Susannah his wife. Rec'd Sept 13, 1768

DB2, P 144 Sept 12, 1768 William Decker of M Co to Joseph Decker of same, abt 100 acres in Meck b/b Decker's Br., Alexander Boyd, Richard Swopson (Swepson), the old line adj. William Blackwater's line, incl plantation that Henry Decker settled. Wts: John Coleman, Lewis Akin, William Edwards, Rec'd Nov 14, 1768

DB2, P 149 Sept 1,  1768 William Decker  of Meck Co to Alexander Boyd of Meck Co for 11 pds, a certain tract of land in Meck. about 100 acres,    b/b Decker, Richard Swepson, James Coleman, the mouth of Decker's Br, Wts: John McClement, James Coleman, John Coleman, Rich'd Swepson. Rec'd Nov 14, 1768-Fanny, wife of William Dcker, came into court and relinq. her right of dower.

DB2, P 536  Dec 10, 1770 Isaac Mitchell of Meck Co to Richard Swepson of Mec. Co, for 175 pds, a certain tr of land about 197 acres on the North side of Roanoak     (Roanoke) River on the upper side of Jacob Mitchell's land, and is b/b the mouth of Buffalo Branch, the old line, Hbo. Davis. Sig: Isaac Mitchell Wts: none The deed was acknowledged by Isaac Mitchell and Sarah, his wife Rec'd Dec 10, 1770

DB2, P 540 John Clark of Granville Co (Dist.) S. Carolina (NC?) Power of Attorney to James Clark of Meck. Wts: Rich'd. Swepson, C Clark, Alexr. Bolyd. Rec'd Dec 10, 1770

DB2, P 541 Jan 14, 1771-Henry Mitchell of Meck Co to Lewis Burwell , Esq. of James City Co., abt 265 Ac in Meck. adj. Lewis Burwell. Wts: Richard Swepson, William Hunt, Benjamin Whitehead Rec'd Feb 11, 1771

DB3, P 121-Dec 22, 1770 Isaac Mitchell of Meck. to Richard Swebson (Swepson) of Meck, for 30L, Abt 298 AC in Meck. on b/sides Robin's Crk, joining Alex. Robinson, John Durham & Jacob Mitchell Wts: Thos. Anderson, Saml. Hopkins, Thos. Eastland, Thos. Banks, Rec'd. June 10, 1771

DB 3, P 123 Dec 22, 1770  Isaac Mitchell of Meck to Richard Swebson (Swepson) of Meck for 75 f abt 266 A bnd'd by Mitchell in Meck. Wit: Thos Anderson, Samuel Hopkins, Thos Banks, Thos Eastland  Rec June 10, 1771

Mar. 4, 1772  DB 3, P 302-Richard Swepson & Richard Swepson, Jr, Alexr. Boyd, etal wit deed-Conrad Massersmith of Orange, NC to Thos. Rudd of Meck , Va DB 3-P 302 (First mention of Richard Jr. in Deed records)

DB 4, P 29 Apr 12, 1773 Richard Swepson of Meck to Andrew Patterson (Pattison ?) of Meck  for 50 f Abt 298 A in Meck b/s Robin's Cr being pt of a larger tract patented to Swepson of 586 A-this 298 A being upper side of Alex Robinson and John Durham's land, adj Jacob Mitchell  Wit: None  Rec Apr 12, 1773

Dec 13, 1773  DB 4, P 215-Henry Sage  of Meck to Andrew Johnston, Jr,, Merchant,  of Petersburg: Deed of trust; Mortgage of personal property covering debt.  Wts: George Tarry, Thomas Banks, Jean Swepson,  (Jane) Rec'd. Dec 13, 1773

DB 4, P 312- June 13, 1774- Peter Field Jefferson of Meck to Richard Swepson of Meck for 900 f abt 775 A in Meck Adj to N/S Roanoke River, being the tract of land the sd Peter Field Jefferson now lives on, bounded by the river near the Ferry, Ferry Rd, George Jefferson, Burton, George Baskerville, Holloway, Mayo, a gut or sleuce on the low grounds, the Ready Br.  EXCEPTED is 32 sq yards of ground, part of which is in the above bounds, which includes the burying place Wit: None Deed ack by Peter Field Jefferson & Elizabeth his wife. Rec:  June 13, 1774

DB 4, P 315-  June 13, 1774  Richard Swepson of Meck to Peter Field Jefferson of Meck for ( ) abt 266 A in Meck bnd'd by Jacob Mitchell.  Wit: none This deed was acknowledged by Richard Swepson and Jane, his wife.  Rec: June 13, 1774

DB 4, P 316 -June 13, 1774-Richard Swepson of Meck to Peter Field Jefferson of Meck for ___ abt 197 A in Meck bounded by the River (unnamed) This deed acknowledged by Richard Swepson & Jane, his wife   Rec: June13, 1774.

Dec 2, 1775- DB 4, P 529-John Swepson Wit deed Duncan & Burton to Robt. Christopher-First mention of John Swepson in deed records

April 8, 1776-DB4, P 548- a Poll taken for Colo. Bennett Goode at an Election of Delegates for Meck. Co, on April 8, 1776-Benjamin Whitehead,  etal Signed: Richard Swepson, Jr., Clerk, Copy Test:  Thos. Erskine, Sheriff

DB5, P 252 Sept 6, 1777-Stephen Mallett, Jr. of Meck. to John Williams of Charlotte Co, Abt. 1 AC in Meck. including the meeting house & spring to be used as a place of worship. Wts: Richard Swepson, Benj. Stone, Henry Hailey, James Brame, Recd; May 11, 1778

At a Court held for Mecklenburg County the 8th day of Sept., 1777, Present: Henry DeLony, John Camp, Francis Ruffin, Henry Walker, Gent. Justices

Ordered that the following persons be recommended to his excellency the Governor as proper persons for Officers to fill the vacancies in the two Battalions of militia in this county, viz: In the first Battalion, Thacker Burwell, Esq., Lieutenant Colonel, James Anderson, esq., Major, Richard Swepson, Asa Oliver, James Hall, James Wilkins, and Howell Taylor, Captains. -etal

Ordered that the Court be adjourned till the Court in Course.  The minutes of these proceedings were signed: Henry DeLony

At a Court held for Mecklenburg County the 13th day of Oct., 1777, Present: Robert Munford, Henry DeLony, Reuben Vaughan, Thacker Burwell and Cluverius Coleman, Gent. Justices.

the order of the last Court recommending militia Officers to his excellency the Governor is set aside and it is Ordered that the following persons be recommended to his excellency the Governor as proper for Officers to fill up the two Battalions pf militia in this County, to-wit:  Includes:  In the Second Battalion, Richard Swepson, ninth Captain, Tignal Jones, Junr, first Lt., William Eastland, second Lt., James Toone, Ensign.

Ordered that the Court be adjourned till the Court in Course.  The minutes of these proceedings were signed:  John Speed

Order Bk 4, P 390-Feb. 9, 1778 Robert Munford, John Speed, David Christoper, George Terry, John Cox, John Camp, Edmund Taylor, Francis Ruffin, Richard Swepson, and John Murray, Gents, Vestrymen of St. James parish, in this County, took the Oath required to be taken instead of oaths to government.

Order Bk 4, P 403-Court of May 11, 1778-John Kendrick, John Winn, Joshua Davis, Richard Swepson, Jr., Charles Davis, Thomas Pettus, Richard Witton, Junr., &  James Bilbo, Officers in the militia of this county, took the oath of officers, according to law. 

Deed Bk 5, P 260 May 11, 1778 -Bond for Collecting Taxes- We, Edward Finch, John Puryear, Adam Finch, Charles Clay, Henry Clay, Henry Speed, William Green, William Wills Green, John Farrar, John Armistead, James Hester, John Oliver, Richard Swepson, &  Asa Oliver,
of the County of Mecklenburg are held firmly and unto George Webb, Esq., Treasurer of this Commonwealth, in the sum of 3,000 pounds to which payment well and truly to be made to the said George Webb, Esquire, and his successors,  for the use of the Commonwealth,  we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors & administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.  Sealed with our Seals and dated this 11th day of May, 1778.

The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bound Edward Finch, Collector of the County, aforesaid, shall only and faithfully collect and account for all the duties and taxes imposed by an Act of the Assembly for raising a supply of money for the Public Exigencies within the said County and and shall also pay for the money for which he shall be accountable according to the said Act then the above obligation is to be void or else to remain in full force.

Sealed and delivered in presence of:
John Armistead
James Hester
Richard Swepson
John Oliver
Asa Oliver
Charles Clay
Henry Speed
Edward Finch
John Puryear
Adam Finch
Henry Clay
William Green
William Willis Green
John Farrar

Bond acknowledged by the obligators and ordered to be recorded. John Brown, Cl. Court, Deed Bk 5, P 260   11 May 1778

Lunenburg WILL BK 2- P 431- Acct Current of  Est of  Francis Saunders, Dec'd- Richard Swepson, & Thomas Carleton, EXRS to Mr Andrew Johnson,  Doctor Clark Courtney, Mr John Nunn & Mary Folis, MARGARET CARLETON, her freedom dues, Capt John Cox accnt & cost of suit, Mr Matth. Marable, Doctor Carrothurs, Mr. Thomas Erskine, Mr Robert Ferguson, Mr Henry Isbell, Colo. Reed for ticket recording inventory, victuals & cloaths 4 1/2 yrs orphan FRANC., ditto 3 1/2 yrs JOHN, boarding, schooling & clothing sd orphans 1 yr; expenses 2 trips James River to purchase negroes; rum for estate appraisal;  by estate sale cash testator died possessed of, Colo L. Burwell, interest; value L 50/9/10 1/2- Examined 9/9/1775  Comms: Richard Witton, John Cox, Benjamin Whitehead  Rec: 12 Oct 1775

DB5, P 285-July 13, 1778,Bond-We, Edward Finch, Robert Munford, Esq., George Tarry, William W. Green, Richard Swepson, Ben Whitehead, John Puryear, Asa Oliver, John Oliver, William Neal, James Hester, Joseph Rudd, & David Christopher of Meck, bind ourselves to George Webb, Esq., Treasurer of Va., in the sum of 7000 L this July 13, 1778 to warrant that said Edward Finch, Collector of Taxes in Meck., shall truly collect and account for all duties and taxes in Meck.  Rec. July 13, 1778

DB6, P 26-Bond  Mar. 14, 1779-Parties to bond, William Davis of Mec, Obligee: Thomas Jefferson, Esq., Governor of Virginia, Amount of bond: 40,000L Acts to be performed: William Davis is Meck. Sheriff, Davis to faithfully collect and account for all the duties and taxes imposed by the the Act of  Assembly for raising a supply of money for the United States.  Securities: Richard Swepson, John Potter of Meck Co. Rec: Mar. 14, 1779

April, 1779-Estate of John Tabb-Acctg. Returned by Noah Dortch, Admr. from July, 1775-to April, 1779-Acct. Approved, Rec'd Aug. 14, 1779-Richard Swepson Succeeded Noah Dortch as ADMR of Est of John Tabb, in April, 1779,  having married widow. Mary Tabb

DB5, P 449-May 10, 1779 Bond-We, Edward Finch, Saml. Dedman, John Oliver, Richard Swepson, Swepson Jeffries, William Green, Joseph Royster, John Murry, James Anderson, Henry Walker, George Tarry, Matthew Green, Asa Oliver, Edward Goode, Jr., John Archer, of Meck. Co, bind ourselves to George Webb, Esq. Treasurer of Va. in the sum of 40,000L this May 10, 1779, to warrant that sd. Edward Finch, Collector of the taxes within Meck. will truly collect and account for all the duties and taxes within Meck. Recd. May 10, 1779

DB 5, P 467  Apr 12, 1779  Richard Swepson of Meck to Richard Swepson Jr of Meck for 500 f about 480 A in Meck  (580 AC ?)it being the land WHEREON THE COURTHOUSE NOW STANDS, and joining the lines of Alexr. Boyd, Swepson Jeffries, Thomas Pritchett, thence along  Clark's old line to William Decker's tract, and joining Decker and the tract  (Matthew) Marable purchased of Coleman, it being all the lands sd Richard Swepson formerly purchased of Samuel Philips. (Phelps)  Sig: Richard Swepson Wit: Benjamin Whitehead, Leonard Sims, Alexander Boyd, Ann Boyd  Rec Jul 12, 1779

DB 6, P 133 Sept 10, 1781 Edmund Clements of Meck to Richard Swepson of Meck in consideration of the said Swepson CLEARING A FISHING PLACE ON THE RIVER, BELOW THE MOUTH OF COTTON CR AND FINDING A SEEN (SIC) FOR THE FISHING PLACE FOR THE FIRST YEAR, Clements grants Swepson 0.5 A on the river side below the mouth of Cotton Cr including half the fishing place.  Wit: None Rec Sept 10,  1781

1782 Land Tax A, Mecklenburg Co, Va-

John Swepson 2/-300Ac-30--6-0

Richard Swepson Sr 875Ac-300-7/39-0-0

Capt. Richard Swepson 13/6-645 Ac-112-17-6-1-6 3/4

DB 6, P 178 Apr 8, 1782  Richard Swepson of Meck to William Randolph of Chesterfield Co for 86,500 pds of nett, inspected tobacco in some warehouse upon Appomattox River abt 865 A in Meck bounded by Thomas Pritchett, Tignal Jones, Jr, Mitchell's Br, Major John Potter, Decker's and Potter's corner pine, Richard Swepson Jr. Sig: Richard Swepson  Wit: Richard Edmundson, Samuel Simmons, Richard Swepson, Jr  Rec: May 13, 1782

1782 CENSUS, MECKLENBURG CO., VIRGINIA 
 P 33-List of Wm. Randolph
Richard Swepson, Jr. 4 whites, 8 bLACKS
Alexander  Boyd 11 Whites, 21 Blacks
P, 33- List of Lewis Parham-Elizabeth Whitehead 10 Whites, 16 Blacks
P. 35-List of Wm. Johnson-RICHARD LEVEPSON, (SIC) SR. 10 Whites, 41 Blacks
Transcription error here-SW has been transcribed as LEV

Feb 10, 1783-DB6, P 229 Bond- Parties to bond-Reuben Vaughn, Principal; Jaculin Ambler, Esq., Treasurer of Va. , Obligee; Securities: Roger Grigory (Gregory), William Johnson, &  Richard Swepson of Meck-, Amt. of Bond: 10,000 F  Acts to be performed: Reuben Vaughn, Gent, Sheriff of Meck, is to truly collect and account for all Meck. taxes. Date of Bond: Feb. 10, 1783 Rec'd 2/10.1783

May 4, 1785 
To His Excellency Patrick Henry, Esquire
Governor of Virginia

Sir,

The power of pardoning for Felonious Offences being left with you & the Hin'ble the Council of Stste, we beg leave to address you in behalf of William Delafield now under sentence of death for horse stealing..

Although we exercise the crime & are sensible that the most vigorous infliction of the laws of our Country should attend it's conviction--Yet, Sir, as the Mercy of our country thro' your Excellence (word unintelligle) is often extended to Offenders of this rank;   permit us, urged by a hope, that (as this is the first) it will be the last offence of this nature the unhappy man will commit;  to offer our Intreaties, accompanied by  our wishes, that he may receive a pardon.

We might here mention several alleviating Circumstances, that might operate with your Excellency in this consideration; but will only observe the anxiety of an aged Father for an only Son, a Father whose Tenor of life (from a long couple of acquaintance) has ever been esteem'd moral & irreproachable;--& the Son (this instance excepted) as far as we know or have heard has never been charged with offence.--

The sincear desire we are persuaded that rests with your excellency, to comply with every request of this sort, --not incompatible, with the security and dignity of the Citizens over whom you preside;  & the instances that have been attended with Happy effects during your administrations,  prompts us to Hope our Request will be granted. --& with the Highest Respect subscribe ourselves. 

Sir, Your excellencys most obedient & most Hbe servts.

Mecklenburg
May 4th 1785


Sam Hopkins, Jr.           Tingnal Jones Sr
William Taylor              Tingnal Jones Jr
Saml. Venable               Richard Swepson
Thos. Field                    Sam Goode
Henry Walker   Richd. Clausel

DB 6, P 422 John Wilkins & w/ Anna  of Meck to Martha Coleman of Meck., for 55 f, about 115 AC in Meck Co on the S/S of Swepson's Mill Branch, being deeded to him by Stephen Mallett, the other 90 AC joining being patented to him on June 7, 1780, and b/b Mallet's corner in Egleston's line, Nowell. Wts: none Rec'd Nov 8, 1784 after Anna Wilkins, w/o sd Jihn Wilkins, relinq'd rigfht of dower.

Nov. 14, 1785-Richard Swepson  Sec. on MB of James Coleman/Sarah Whitehead 

Feb. 13, 1786-Richard Swepson, Sec. on MB of Clark Taylor/Elizabeth Whitehead 

Late 18th Century Tax Records
SWEPSON, RICHARD Mecklenburg (Tax List 'A') 1787 Negroes: Dick, Boson, James, Tom, Jesse, Sye, Frank, Pompy, Joe, Rose, Betty, Milly, Lucy, Rose, Phillis, Alse, Dilsey, Lew, Edmund, Isham, Sippie, Aggy, Tiller, Zekel, Pete, Jacob, 12 horses, 47 cows
SWEPSON, RICHARD (JR.) Mecklenburg, (Tax List 'B') 1787 With Alexander Boyd
SWEPSON, THOMAS Richmond City 1787  
SWEPSTON, THOMAS Hanover, (Tax List 'B') 1787 "under age" [not tithable]
SWEPSTON, JOHN Hanover, (Tax List 'B') 1787  with Thomas Swepston, may also be underage 
SWEPSTON, JOHN Chesterfield Pers. Property 1788  
SWEPSTON, THOMAS Hanover, 1788-91  
SWAPSTON, THOMAS Hanover, 1792-94  

These Tax Lists indicate there were at least one and possibly two other male Swepson/Swepston's of Richard Swepson's generation having male children.-sgs

May 4, 1787 Richard Swepson, Sr. wrote, signed & sealed his will.

Feb 11, 1788. Will of Richard Swepson (Sr)  proved in Court.-Meck. Co, Va.-Exr. Alexander Boyd
Inventory &  Appraisal of Est. of Richard Swepson, Dec'd returned to court- by Alexr. Boyd, Acting Exr., made by John  Holmes, John Baskerville, Benjamin Pennington, Rec'd 10/13/1788 (Bk 3, P 1)

1789 Mecklenburg Co, Va Land Tax List
Richard Swepson Estate    
775-1218-490-16-8-7-7-3

Jan 11, 1790 DB 7 P 520-521 Thomas Swepson to Alexander Boyd -deed
This Indenture, made this 4th day of January, in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety, between Thomas Swepson of the County of Mecklenburg of the one part, and Alexander Boyd of the same county of the other part, Witness that the said Thomas Swepson, for and in consideration of the sum of thirteen hundred  pounds, current money of Virginia, to him in hand  paid by the said Alexander Boyd, the receipt whereof the said Swepson does hereby acknowledge, and himself to be therewith fully satisfied, content and paid, and thereof doth exonerate and discharge the said Alexander Boyd, his heirs, and assigns forever, hath given, granted, bargained and sold and by these presents doth give, grant, bargain and sell unto the said Alexander Boyd, his heirs and assigns forever, one certain tract or parcel of land lying in the said County of Mecklenburg, on the North side of Roan Oak River and containing, by estimation seven hundred and twenty five acres, more or less, being the same devised to the said Thomas Swepson by the last Will and Testament of Richard Swepson, dec'd. and bounded as follows, beginning at the lower end of the land called Mayo's upon Roan Oak River, thence down the said River, as it meanders to Mose's Ferry Road, formerly Burton's, then along the said Moses' line to William Baskerville's line, thence along the said Baskerville's line, to John Burton's, deceased, line, thence along other lines to Mayo's line, thence along Mayo's line, South to the beginning, to have and to hold the aforesaid granted, bargained, and sold premises with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said Alexander Boyd, his heirs and assigns forever; and the said Thomas Swepson doth agree for himself, his heirs, Executors, Etc, to warrant and forever defend the aforesaid bargained and sold land and appurtenances unto the said Alexander Boyd, his heirs and assigns forever, against the claim of him the said Thomas Swepson, his heirs, etc, and against the claim of every other person or persons whatsover.  In Witness whereof the said Thomas Swepson hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal, the day and year first above written.

Signed: Thomas Swepson, (Seal)

Signed, sealed, delivered in the presence of:

Richard Swepson
Robert Boyd
Edward Walton

Received the fourth day of January, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety, of Alexander Boyd, the sum of thirteen hundred pounds, being the consideration money within mentioned.  Signed: Thomas Swepson, (Seal)
Test: Richard Swepson

At a Court held for Mecklenburg County the 11th day of January, 1790, this Indenture and the receipt thereon, indorsed, were proven by Oaths of Richard Swepson, Robert Boyd, and Edward Walton, witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Examined, Test: John Brown, Cl. Crt.

My Note-this property was the old field Jefferson homeplace, purchased by Richard Swepson & Wife Jane, in 1774, inherited by Thomas Swepson in his father's will of 1788.sgs

Jan 11, 1790 DB 7, P 524 Richard Swepson Estate by EXR to Thomas Swepson, Receipt 
This day purchased of Thomas Swepson the tract of land willed to him by his father, which being subject to the payment of two hundred fifty pounds specie to William Mallory Swepson, I, as Acting Executor, for Richard Swepson, deceased, do lay myself liable for the payment of that sum in manner as aforesaid, in the said will, having received satisfaction for the same from the said Thomas Swepson,  January the 4th, 1790, Signed: Alexander Boyd, Executor, Witness: Richard Swepson

At a Court held for Mecklenburg County the 11th day of January, 1790, This Receipt was proven by the Oath of Richard Swepson, a witness thereto and ordered to be recorded. Test: John Brown, Clk Crt

DB16, P 139 (Lunenburg Co) Dec  7, 1790 John Davis &   Susanna his wife, of Lun. Co to David Wood  of Charlotte Co., for 120 pds, abt 150 Ac in Lun. Co., on Juniper Crk,  b/b Jeremiah Farmer on the W.  James Griffen on the N, William Tatom on the E, and Daniel Crenshaw Sr on the S., Sig: John Davis, Susanna (X her mark) Davis Wts: Henry Haley, Ch. Robertson, Joseph Dupree, Nathaniel Davis Rec'd June 9, 1791

Order Bk 8, P 204 Crt of Nov 12, 1793
William Heath for the benefit of Christopher McConnico Pltf
against Richard Swepson and Samuel Wooten, Defts, In Debt

Thomas Burwell of this County comes into Court and undertakes for the deft. Swepson that in case he shall be cast in this suit he shall satisfy and pay the condemnation of the Court or render his body to prison in execution for the same or that he the said Thomas will do it for him  and on the motion of the defts. ...by David Stokes, Junior, their Attorney who pledged payment to which the Pltf. replyed Generally... It is Ordered that the Judgment obtained in the office against the Defts. and Ray Moss the Security for the appearance of said Swepson...be set aside.

May 6, 1794 Meck. Co., Va deed-Benajah Marshall of Powhaten Co, to Dancy McGraw? , "all that parcel of land in Meck. Co., cont. 187 acres, with all appurtenances thereon, beg. at Francis Marshall's line, thence Rubin Bailey's line, thence Charles Clay's line, thence the said Dancy McGraw's? line, thence Cox's line to the beginning." (Deed very faded, difficult to read)

Sig: Benajah Marshall (Seal)

In prensence of:

Richard Swepson, Godfrey Crowder,Alex'r. Boyd,William Boyd, Richard? Marshall

Sept 8 1794 DB8, P 446, 447 Richard Swepson to Alex. Boyd 
This Indenture made the 15th day of April, one thousand Seven hundred ninety four between Richard Swepson of Mecklenburg Co, of the one part and Alexander Boyd of same County of the other part, Witnessed that the said Richard Swepson, for and in consideration of the sum of one thousand pounds Virginia money, in hand, paid by the said Alexander Boyd, the receipt of which the said Richard Swepson doth hereby acknowledge, hath granted, bargained and sold and by these presents do grant, bargain and confirm unto him the said Alexander Boyd, his heirs and assigns forever, one certain tract or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the aforesaid County, containing five hundred and eighty acres, be the same, more or less, it being the land whereon the Courthouse now stands, and is that tract the said Swepson purchased of his father, Richd. Swepson, deceased, by otherwise and singular the privileges, appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining to have and to hold the above with lands and premises with all the appurtenances to him the said Alexander Boyd, his heirs and assigns forever. To the only proper use of him, the said Alexander Boyd, his heirs and assigns and against the claim and demand of any person or persons whatsoever shall and will by these presents grant and forever defend.  In Witness whereof the said Richard Swepson hath hereunto set hand and Seal this day and year above written.  
Signed: Rich. Swepson (Seal)

Signed, Sealed and Delivered in presence of:
Richard Boyd
James Boyd

At a Court held for Mecklenburg County, the 8th day of September, 1794, this Indenture was acknowledged by Richard Swepson, a party thereto, and ordered to be recorded.
Examined,  Test: John Brown, Clk. Crt.

(MY Note-this land matches the 580 ac Richard Swepson purchased from Samuel Phelps in 1760, sold to Richard, Jr 4/12/1779, same day Richard, Sr. married his second wife, Mary Mallory Tabb-This is the site of the Old SWEPSON HOME/TAVERN, previously operated by Richard Swepson, SR & Jr.- Mr William Hill's article of Sept 1952 states this was built by Richard Swepson SR for a tavern, about 1765, soon after Meck. Co was cut off from Lunenburg Co and in 1952 was known as the Hemmes? residence HOWEVER, Lunenburg Co. Records reflect a different story-SEE ABOVE.

Order Bk 8, P 8 Court Date 13 Oct., 1794
An Indenture between Leonard Cheatham of the first part, Richard Jeffries and Robert Boyd of the second part, and Boyd & Swepson of the third part was proved by Oaths of Alexander Boyd and Dincey McCraw Witnesses thereto and is Ordered to be recorded.

CHANCERY COURT MINUTES, MECKLENBURG CO, VA
Order Book 8, P 80 (Jan Crt, -1793)
Edward L Tabb only son Heir at Law and Adm. Debonis Non 
of John Tabb, Gent., Decd. Pltf.                                              )
against                                                                                    ) In Chancery
Benjamin Ferrell and Anne his wife acting Exrs of                    )
Noah Dortch Dec'd, & Alexander Boyd acting Exr. 
of Richard Swepson, Dec'd. Defts. 

This cause was this day heard as to the Deft. Alexander Boyd acting Exr of Richard Swepson, dec'd. upon bill and Answers, the depositions taken and returned and the arguments of the Counsel on both sides. On consideration whereof It is Decreed and Ordered that Samuel Hopkins (Jr?), Clausel Clausel, William Hepburn, Mark Alexander, William Johnson, William Deloney and Lewis Parham. Gent., or any five or more of them, do examine, (Illeg) and settle all matters and accounts now in Court in difference between the Pltf. and the said Deft. and make a report thereof to the Court in Order to a final Decree.

Order Bk 8, P 100 (July Crt, 1793)
Edward L Tabb, only son & Heir at Law and Admr. of John Tabb, Dec'd Pltf.
against
Benjamin Ferrell & Ann his wife Exrs of Noah Dortch, Dec'd. and Alexander Boyd Exr of Richard Swepson, Dec.d Defts.
By consent of the Pltf and the Deft. Boyd a Commission is awarded them to examine and take the depositions of the Witnesses in this Cause giving each other Legal Notice of the time and place of executing the same.
The Minutes of this Court were signed, Examined.
Sig: William Davis 

Below Reference: The Virginia Historical Society Library and Manuscripts Collection
Item #    1                                                                Select
Location    Manuscripts
Call Number    Mss1 B2924 d 545-548
Author    Baskervill family.
Title    Papers, 1787-1891. Section 14.
Description    4 items.
Summary Note    Deed, (imperfect) 1798, of John Langley (as executor of the estate of Thomas Langley) to Alexander Boyd, Sr., for land in Mecklenburg County, Va. (witnessed by William Baskervill, John Holmes, and John James Speed and recorded by William Baskervill); and deeds, 1802-1807, to David Boyd (for land in Mecklenburg County, Va.) from Alexander Boyd, Jr. (concerning "Langleys"), James Boyd (witnessed by Joseph B. Clausel, A[nderson] Malone, and Richard Swepson and recorded by William Baskervill), Richard Boyd, Robert Boyd, William Boyd, John Bugg (copy made by William B. Easley), Rebecca (Mitchell) Bugg, Charles Mitchell, Jacob Mitchell (witnessed by Thomas Greenwood, William Mitchell, and Z. Sims; bears affidavits of Thomas Carleton and Benjamin Skrine and seal of the Superior Court of Green County, Ga.; and recorded by Edward Lowry Tabb) and Mrs. Mary Mitchell.

Alexander Boyd, Sr., was the father of Alexander Boyd, Jr., David Boyd, James Boyd, Richard Boyd, Robert Boyd, and William Boyd. The land sold by Alexander Boyd, Jr., etc., to David Boyd was part of their inheritance from their father.

The land sold by John Bugg, his wife Rebecca (Mitchell) Bugg, and Charles Mitchell, etc., was inherited by them from Edward Mitchell, decd., and in turn sold to David Boyd.
Subjects    Click any linked term to display more records indexed by it.
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Baskervill, William, 1756-1814.
Boyd, Alexander, 1743-1801.
Boyd, Alexander, 1773-1836.
Boyd, David, b. 1778.
Boyd, James, b. 1775.
Boyd, Richard, b. 1771.
Boyd, Robert, b. 1770.
Boyd, William, b. 1769.
Bugg, John.
Bugg, Rebecca Mitchell.
Carleton, Thomas.
Deeds -- Virginia -- Mecklenburg County -- History -- 19th century.
Easley, William B.
Executors and administrators -- Virginia -- Mecklenburg County -- History -- 19th century.
Georgia. Superior Court (Green County)
Greenwood, Thomas.
Holmes, John.
Land titles -- Virginia -- Mecklenburg County -- History -- 19th century.
Langley, John.
Langley, Thomas.
Langleys (Mecklenburg County, Va.)
Malone, Anderson.
Mitchell, Charles.
Mitchell, Jacob.
Mitchell, Mary.
Mitchell, William.
Sims, Z.
Skrine, Benjamin.
Speed, John James, 1777-1859?
Swepson, Richard.
Tabb, Edward Lowry, b. 1769.
Other Authors    Boyd, David, b. 1778.
Hierarchical Link    This item is part of a collection.
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Rec. No.    186432

Item #    2                                                                Select
Location    General Collection
Call Number    F232 .C4 S6 v.9 no.3
Title    Alexander Boyd's gravestone.
In: The Southsider. Charlotte Court House, VA. v.9, no.3 (1990), p. 84.
Subjects    Boyd, Alexander, 1743-1801.
Rec. No.    25499

INDEX TO CHANCERY COURT SUITS-MECKLENBURG CO., VA-Involves SWEPSON-Not filmed
LEWIS TOONE VS T B RUFFIN 1791-005-
Surnames BOYD, JONES, RUFFIN, SWEPSON, TOONE-Order

JAMES HESTER VS GEORGE MINOR 1792-006-Surnames : AVERY,  KENDRICK,  SWEPSON,HAYES,  MINOR,  WALKER, HESTER,  RAMEY, HIX,  REAMY

RICHARD WHITEHEAD ETC VS EXRS OF BENJAMIN WHITEHEAD 1792-011 Surnames CLAY, JEFFRESS, TAYLOR, COLEMAN, JEFFRIES,  WHITEHEAD,  GREEN,  SWEPSON -See Benjamin Whitehead Page for full transcription

ADMR OF JOHN TABB EXR OF RICHARD SWEPSON 1793-001 (See Above)
Surnames : ANDREWS,  FERRELL,  SWEPSON, BASKERVILL,  GREGORY,  TABB, BASKERVILLE HOLMES, TAYLOR, BOYD,  LEIGH,  TOON, COLEMAN,  MOSS,  WALLER, DAWS,  PARHAM,  WHITLOW, DELONY,  POOLE,  YOUNG, DORTCH,  SIMMONS , EDMONSON,  SKIPWITH , EDMUNDSON,  SUGGETT

NEIL BUCHANNAN VS EXRS OF EDWARD RANDOLPH YATES 1793-005 Plaintiffs Defendants, Surnames BOYD, BUCHANNAN, BURWELL, HEPBURN, SWEPSON, YATES-Order

NATHANIEL BUXTON & Thomas Wilson VS RICHARD CLAUSEL 1794-007 Surnames BOYD, BUXTON, CLAUSEL, JONES, SWEPSON, WILSON-Order

NGRAM VAUGHAN VS CLAUSEL CLAUSEL 1800-007 Surnames :BOYD, CLAUSEL, HESTER, SWEPSON, VAUGHAN, WINN-Order

JOHN JAMES SPEED & WIFE VS CHARITY SWEPSON 1801-004 Surnames: BOYD,  SPEED,  YOUNG, DAVIS , SWEPSON , SIMMS,  WHITEHEAD-Order

THOMAS NEAL vs  ROBERT SPEED ADMR ETCS 1830-032 Surnames :BOSWELL,  JEFFRIES,  SWEPSON, COLEMAN,  NEAL,  TOWNES, GREEN,  PHILLIPS,  WHITEHEAD, HICKS,  SPEED -Order

Several other Suits, shown on Wm. M. Swepson page

Index to Chancery Court Suits-Meck. Co., Va-John Davis
CHILDREN OF JOHN DAVIS VS EXR OF JOHN DAVIS 1812-012
Surnames BOYD, BILBO,  HARWELL,  WINKLER, BUGG,  JOHNSON , DAVIS,  SWEPSON,  FOX,  WEBB -Order

EXR OF WILLIAM DAVIS ETC vs EXR OF JOHN DAVIS &C BY ETC 1824-081
Surnames DAVIS, HARWELL, PATRICK, JOHNSON CROSS & DUGGER

D1: RICHARD BOYD ETC
Surnames BOYD, DAVIS, JOHNSON,  CROSS & DUGGER

JOHN DAVIS vs EXR OF JOHN DAVIS JR 1826-035 Surnames BOSWELL,  JEFFRIES SWEPSON, COLEMAN,  NEAL,  TOWNES, GREEN,  PHILLIPS,  WHITEHEAD, HICKS,  SPEED -Order

JOHN DAVIS ETC vs EXR OF JOHN DAVIS & EXR OF WILLIAM DAVIS  1826-041
Surnames DAVIS, HAWKINS, PATRICK, YOUNG

THOMAS P & ELIZA WORSHAM  vs JOHN DAVIS ETC 1829-007
Surnames DAVIS, HENDRICK, WORSHAM

ALEXANDER BOYD vs JOHN DAVIS & ROBERT BATTE 1829-096
Surnames BATTE, BOYD, DAVIS: 

HICKS ETC vs BOYD ETC 1833-008 CSC
Surnames BOYD,  HICKS,  STATE BANK OF NORTH CAROLINA, BURWELL,  LEWIS,  TAYLOR, DAVIS,  MCCRAW,  WALKER, FEILD, PURYEAR, WATKINS, GOODE, RAINEY, HAWKINS, ROBARDS 

THOMAS NEAL vs  BOYD ETC 1833-012CSC 
Surnames BAPTIST, GREEN, NEAL, BOYD, HARMAN, NEALE, BURWELL, HAWKINS, PURYEAR,COLEMAN, HICKS RAINEY,COLLEY. JEFFRIES. ROBARDS. DAVIS. KEENE. TAYLOR,FEILD. LEWIS. WALKER,GOODE, MCGRAW 

JONATHAN T DAVIS & EXX OF DAVIS vs  HAWKINS,   HUTCHERSON ,etal 1837-007 CSC Surnames COLEMAN, HUTCHERSON, PALMER, DAVIS, KING, ROGERS, HAWKINS, MACON
 
JOHN DAVIS VS ADMR OF HICKS 1837-008 CSC  Surnames DAVIS, HICKS, JONES

DAVIS vs JIGGETTS ETC 1838-004 CSC Surnames ALEXANDER,  HARRIS,  READ, ANDREWS,  HASKINS,  REEKES, BAILEY,  HUDSON,  ROGERS, BASKERVILL, JIGGETTS ,TISDALE, BOYD, JOHNSON,  TOWNE, BRAME, JONES,  TISDALE, BRIDGEFORTH, MARSHALL, VINCENT, BULLOCK,  MCCANE,  WALKER, CANNON, MCCUNE, WINCKLER, DAVIS, NEWMAN, WRIGHT, FITTS, PALMER, YOUNG, GILL, PARK 

HICKS vs ADMR OF COLEMAN 1844-015 CSC Surnames BUFORD, GREGORY, PARISH, COLEMAN, HAYES, SCULTHORP, COLEY, HICKS, SMITH, CRAD(D)OCK, HUDSON, STONE,  NEAL, WHITMORE, DAVIS, OLIVER
 
ADMR OF HENRY BURWELL vs: ADMR OF ELIZABETH BURWELL ETC 1845-001 CSC  Surnames: BOYD, ROGERS, BURWELL, FIELD, TABB, DAVIS, GOODE
 
& many Other Cases

Index to Petitions, Mecklenburg Co., Va-Library of Virginia
Boyd, Alexander & Others 1811/12/11 Proprietor of lands adjacent to Mecklenburg Courthouse asks that a town may be laid off on his land 123 160 77
Boyd, Alexander & Others 1824/12/02 Devisees of Alexander Boyd, Sr., deceased, ask for a law appointing commissioners with power to make sale of the land devised upon a credit of one, two, & three years. 124 161 20
Boyd, James 1809/12/06 Asks for a law authorizing the introduction of slaves acquired by marriage into the state from North Carolina. 123 160 69
Boyd, William & Others 1825/12/08 Devisees of Alexander Boyd, Sr., deceased, ask for a law appointing commissioners with power to make sale & convey the land devised by Boyd. Includes will. 124 161 21
Churchwardens, Vestry, & Other Members of the Protestant Episcopal Church 1786/10/31 Ask for a rejection of the attempt to repeal the law for incorporating the Protestant Episcopal Church. 123 160 15

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*Richard Swepson owned a son of one of the Twigs, and operated an ordinary with race track nearby, at present-day Boydton,
VA. This was later purchased and enlarged by his son-in-law, Alexander Boyd. Two of Richard's grandsons, Alexander Boyd II
and Richard Boyd (sons of Ann Swepson and Alexander Boyd, founder of Boydton, VA) owned Dungannon. Their brother
David Boyd owned among others, the noted mare, Betsey Palafox. A member of the Amis family, with whom the Swepsons
were associated in the 1700's, was the last owner of Sir Archie,one of the best-known horses of the early 19th century.] -JUDY BAUGH

LINKS

Mecklenburg County VAGenWeb
Lunenburg County VAGenWeb

Elizabeth [Swepson] Whitehead
Mary [Whitehead] Greening

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