Thomas STOCKTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#6736
Father*Davis STOCKTON1 b. a 1685, d. 1760
Mother*Martha CHAPMAN1 b. Mar 1692
Thomas STOCKTON was the son of Davis STOCKTON and Martha CHAPMAN.1 
Court Record15 September 1741, Goochland County, Virginia, Thomas STOCKTON, On 15 Sep 1741, Peter Hairston, Michael Woods, John Woods, William Wallace and two dozen other residents signed a petition to have a road cleared from Thomas Morrisons to Michael Woods property in Goochland County. It is well known that, in 1734, Michael Woods led a group of families from Pennsylvania through the Shenandoah Valley to settle in Virginia. The gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains that Michael Woods led these families through was called "Woods Gap" until the name was changed to "Jarman Gap" in the 1800s. Michael Woods obtained his first patent in Goochland County in June 1737. Michael Woods was a Presbyterian from Ireland and his grandson John Woods would later marry Agnes Anne Hairston, Peter's granddaughter.



"On this petition of James Bell, William Verdeman, William Miller, Peter Hairston, Edward Molloy, Thomas Bell, James Bell Jun., John & Thomas & Hugh Dobbins, Thomas & Charles Hughes, William White, Davis Stockton, Alexander Reid, John Heard, Samuel Bell, William Morrison, John Roberts, David Martin, James Armour, James Robertson, John Fulton, Geo. Powel, John McCord, Saml. Arnett,Richard Stockton, Thomas Stockton, & Hum Dobbins. Leave is given them to clear a road from Thomas Morrisons to the D. S. tree in Michael Woods road. And that the petitioners be exempt from working on any other road." Goochland County Court Order Book 5, page 3.2,3,4

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S3366] Kress, Lue M (Adams) 1881-. A Genealogy of the Blakey Family And Descendants: With George, Whitsitt, Haden, Anthony, Stockton, Gibson And Many Other Related Antecedents. [Caldwell? Id.], 1942., Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  2. [S219] Goochland County Road Orders, 1728-1744 - Nathan Mason Pawlett, Virginia Highway & Transportation Research Council, Charlottesville, Virginia, June 1975 VHTRC 75-R71 http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/…
  3. [S3080] Blomquist, Ann K., Goochland County Virginia Court Order Book 5, Heritage Books, 2007, Personal Collection - printed book.
  4. [S3272] Goochland County Virginia Court Order Book 5, 1741-1744, Reel 22, Page 3, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
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