John Deatherage

Male 1735 - 1801  (66 years)


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  • Name John Deatherage 
    Born 1735  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Feb 1801  Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I618847122  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2012 

    Father William Deatherage,   b. 1685, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1780, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Mother Susanna Eastman,   b. Abt 1695 
    Married Abt 1709  Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F547419584  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Sarah Edwards Gale,   b. Abt 1735 
    Married 1750  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:

    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about John Deatherage
      Name: John Deatherage
      Gender: Male
      Spouse Name: Sarah Edwards Gale
      Marriage State: of VA
      Number Pages: 1
    Children 
     1. William Deatherage,   b. Abt 1760, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1816, Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
     2. Phillip Deatherage,   b. 10 Mar 1762, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Sep 1829, Morgan County, Ilinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. Sarah Deatherage,   b. 1764, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1806  (Age 42 years)
     4. Mary Catherine Deatherage,   b. 05 Dec 1767, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Aug 1850, Nelson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. Elizabeth Deatherage,   b. 1769,   d. Abt 1805  (Age 36 years)
     6. Lewis Deatherage,   b. 1770, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1821, Simpson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     7. Matthew Deatherage,   b. 1772, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1840, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     8. Phoebe Deatherage,   b. 1775
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F547420400  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Susanna Dickerson,   b. Abt 1738 
    Children 
     1. John Deatherage,   b. 1790
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F557254945  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Rachel Mabe,   b. Jun 1795, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1800 
    Children 
     1. Nancy Deatherage,   b. 1794, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1856  (Age 62 years)
     2. David Deatherage,   b. 1795
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F557254890  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1735 - Spotsylvania County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1750 - Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Feb 1801 - Stokes County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • It is documented that Robert, Philemon, John, and George were brothers.

      Source & Guide:
      Deatherage Book; Author: Richard W. Tobin II, Publication: Richard W. Tobin II3200 Wessynton Way Alexandria, VA 22309




      Laura Deatherage in Ancestry. Her GG Grandfather was George Washington Deatherage 11 Mar 1828

    • Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about John Detherage
      Name: John Detherage
      Date: 2 Jun 1759
      Location: Spotsylvania Co., VA
      Property: 330 a. in Spts. Co.
      Notes: This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier.
      Remarks: John Gale of Spts. Co. and Sarah, his wife, to John Detherage of Spts. Co. 25 curr. 330 a. in Spts. Co. 2 Jun 1760
      Description: Grantee
      Book date: E
    • Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about John Deatherage
      Name: John Deatherage
      Date: 4 Jul 1768
      Location: Spotsylvania Co., VA
      Property: 200 a. in Spts. Co.
      Notes: This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier.
      Remarks: John Deatherage of Spts.Co. and Sarah Edwards Deatherage, his wife, to Edward Brasfield of Caroline Co. 70. 200 a. in Spts. Co., bought by sd. Deatherage of John Gale and Sarah, his wife, etc. No witnesses. 4 Jul 1768.
      Description: Grantor
      Book date: G
    • Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about John Deatheridge
      Name: John Deatheridge
      Date: 4 Jul 1768
      Location: Spotsylvania Co., VA
      Property: 125 a. in Spts. Co.
      Notes: This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier.
      Remarks: John Deatheridge of Spts. Co. to George Gravitt of afsd. Co. 15 curr. 125 a. in Spts. Co. No witnesses. 4 Jul 1768.
      Description: Grantor
      Book date: G
    • From the DEATHERAGE FAMILY TREE in ANCESTRY:

      John purchased 330 acres of land in Spotsylvania Co. Virginia on June 2, 1759. He sold the land on July 4, 1768 and moved to North Carolina. There he purchased 640 acres with his brother George, in what is now Stokes County. John recieved 226 acres, and George 414. George mortgaged his parcel to John, but never paid off the mortgage. When John found the mortgage papers, he was near death and unable to settle with George. The mortgage passed to his heirs, and a lawsuit resulted between them and George's heirs.
    • JOHN DEATHERAGE2 (William 1) was probably a son of William. John died intestate in Stokes Co., North Carolina, on 12 Feb 1801 [County Record]. His issue has been documented because of lawsuits between his heirs and the heirs of his brother George.

      John married Sarah Edwards Gale. Sarah was the daughter of Matthew Gale. Sarah died about July 1799 [County Record].

      John married second Rachel Mabe. Rachel, daughter of John Mabe, was born in Jun 1765 in Virginia [1850 Census age 85]. She died on 12 Oct 1855 aged 90 years old.

      John first appears in the records when he purchased 330 acres in Spotsylvania Co., Virginia, on 2 Jun 1759 from John and Sarah Gale. He sold this land on 4 Jul 1768 and moved to North Carolina. In North Carolina, John and his brother purchased 640 acres of land in what is now Stokes Co., North Carolina. John received 226 acres and George the remaining 414 acres. George mortgaged his parcel to John but never paid off the mortgage. When John found the mortgage among his papers he was close to death and was unable to settle with his brother. The mortgage passed to his heirs and when a settlement could not be reached a lawsuit resulted between George and John's heirs and after George's death between the heirs of George and the heirs of John. While this family squabble was unfortunate for those involved, it has provided a treasure trove of genealogical information on the families of John and George. Besides the 640 acres John also purchased other tracts of land which he deeded to his children.

      During the Revolutionary War John aided the patriot cause by providing supplies to the militia.

      More research needs to be done on this family, see also Appendix B. The following records seem pertinent. In 1790 Susannah Dickerson charged John Deatherage with "Bastardy". In 1795 Susannah Dickerson who had a child by the name of John charged John Deatherage as being the father. John gave the fine money to his brother George to pay. George gave the money to Susannah's mother who kept the money and Susannah spent some time in jail. In 1808 Susannah Dickerson was living in Greene County, Tennessee.

      Stokes County Court 30 March 1792: whereas John Deatherage is charged by Rachel Mabe a single woman that he had carnal knowledge of her body and that she, the said Rachel Mabe is now with child by him the said John Deatherage, which child when born will be a bastard. Then in March 1806 an appearance was issued for Rachel Deatherage to produce in Stokes County Court Nancy and David Deatherage "orphans of John Deatherage, Dec." and Molly and William Deatherage "Bastards of said Rachel Deatherage" and to answer the charge of improper care. Also Stokes County in 1806 Lee and Nancy Mayob (Mabe) orphans in suffering condition born of the body of Rachel Deatherage were given to Edwin Hustman as they had not received proper guidance and instructions. In an 1809 Stokes County deed, heirs of John Mabe sold land to Philip Mabe. Rachel who married a Mr. Deatherage was an heir of John Mabe in that deed. Sources

      issue: (of John and Sarah Deatherage)

      i. William c1760-1816 m. Mary Ralston

      ii. Philip 1762-1829 m. Milly Merry

      iii. Sarah -a1806 m. James Bradley

      iv. Mary Catherine 1767-1850 m. Joseph Easley

      v. Elizabeth -1803-7 m. Randolph Miller

      vi. Lewis c1770-1821 m. Elizabeth (Gains? or Martin ?)

      vii. Matthew c1772-a1840 m.Sarah Susannah Taylor

      viii. Phoebe -b1801 m. Lewis Conner



      issue of Susannah Dickerson (father John Deatherage)

      i. John c1790-



      issue of Rachel Mabe (father John Deatherage)

      i. Nancy c1794-1856

      ii. David



      issue: (of Rachel Deatherage)

      i. Molly

      ii. William c1805-l1895 m. Sarah N. Hill



      Sources

      JOHN DEATHERAGE

      1759, Jun 2 Spotsylvania Co., VA (SCV) Gale to Deatherage E

      1764, Mar 31 SCV mentions land of Deatherage F

      1768, Jul 4 SCV Deatherage to Gravitt C p.192

      1768, Jul 4 SCV Deatheage to C p. 194

      1772, Jan 12 SCV Mention of Sarah Edwards Deatherage in will of Matthew Gale probated 18 Feb 1779 Wb E part 1 p.286

      1783, Sep 1 NC paid to John Deatherage for supplies furnished the militia. Index to Revolutionary Army Accounts and Vouchers #640, v.9, p.2, f.3; #464; #11; and #3091. See also v.6, p.2, f.1 & p.56, f.2; v.8, p.69,f.3; and v.12, p.3,f.2.

      1790, 1800 Stokes Co., NC, federal census

      1801- Rachel Deatherage signed a consent to let William, Matthew, and Lewis Deatherage take care of Rachel's interests in the estate of John Deatherage, dec'd. Achilles Deatherage and Molly Deatherage were witnesses.

      1802- Stokes County, NC, Estate Records, CR 090.508.26 North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC. File of John Deatherage

      -Petitions of several heirs giving the following info and more

      --John Deatherage died 12 Feb 1801; Inventory 19 Mar 1801

      --At death John left a widow and seven children living William, Matthew, Philip, Lewis, Catherine Easley wife of Joseph Easley, Sarah Bradley widow of James Bradley, and Elizabeth Miller wife of Randolph Miller. Phoebe Conner wife of Lewis died during her father's life.

      Files of George Deatherage (there are two)

      -Depositions concerning a mortgage given by George to "his brother" John which was still owing at John's death and still had not been paid when George died

      -Other information John Deatherage's wife's name was "Sally", "Mary R" was the name of William Deatherage's wife

      1807, Mar 25 William, Phillip, and Lewis Deatherage, and Sally Bradley heirs; and Joseph Easley and Rachel Deatheage marriage heirs of John Deatherage to Matthew Deatherage their interest in John Deatherage's land Stokes Co., NC, Db 5 p.188 & 338

      1808, Feb 18 Deposition of William Lankford gives death date of Sarah Deatherage

      1808, Feb 18 Deposition of Rachel Deatherage states she was John's wife at his death

      North Carolina Land Grant Records Bk. 41, Files #203, #213, & #320; and Bk. 53, File #519

      Surry Co., NC, land records John and wife Sarah to: son William Bk. "B" p.418 son Phil B. "C" p.173

      Stokes Co., NC, land records son Matthew Bk."2" p..83, son-in-law Joseph Easley Bk. "3" p.2, son Lewis Bk. "5" p.418 & Bk. "7" p.18 1850 Stokes Co., NC, federal census, p.96A-97 (as transcribed by B. Favazza)

      1810, 1820, 1830, 1840 Stokes Co., NC, federal census



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