Benjamin Tallman(wife Dinah Boone) lived on Smith's Creek........so did Andrew Bird(wife: Magdelene Jones). The Tallman's moved to Pickaway County, Ohio. A son of John and Rachel (POWNALL) Peters lived very close to the Tallman's in Pickaway County, Ohio.
One of Benjamin Tallman's descendents married a Slavens. Benjamin => James => Rebecca Tallman m. Reuben Slavens
The Slaven's were from the Staunton, VA area. Possibly 5 Peters married Slavens in Pike County, Ohio:
Milton Peters m. Ruth Slavens John Peters m. Sarah Slavens Clinton Peters m. Elizabeth Slavens Harriet Peters m. Franklin Slavens Mary Lincoln Peters m. William Williams (parents: Naomi Galford & John Williams)...Naomi Galford was a grand-daughter of Naomi Slavens(m. John Galford)
John Williams(above) first wife was Delilah Cain. Delilah's sister was Sarah Cain, who married Andrew Bird Jones(son of John Jones and Elizabeth Bird). Elizabeth Bird was the daughter of Andrew and Magdelene (JONES) Bird. The Andrew Bird Jones descendents can be found in Pike County & Scioto County, Ohio.
We Peters, speculate that Mary Bird, daughter of Andrew and Madelene Bird married a James Peters first in 1749, James Peters is said to have drowned in the Susquehanna River in 1750 and posthumously a John Peters was born in Perry County, PA. We presume, Mary Bird took her child back to Chester County, Pa(due to French and Indian War) and met and married Stephen Ruddell in 1752. John Peters met Rachel Pownall and married in 1779. All the Peters mentioned as marrying Slavens were descendants of John and Rachel (POWNALL)Peters.
Hope you can read the Deeds below: The deeds can be found at the Virgina Land Patents Library at: http://eagle.vsla.edu/lonn/http://eagle.vsla.edu/lonn/
John Peters Valatie, NY
Andrew Burd 190 Acres 1749
George the second, by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith and to all to whom these presents come greeting. Knowye that the divers good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of twenty shillings of good and lawful money for our paid to our receiver general of our revenues in this our colony and dominion of Virginia. We have given, granted, and confirmed and by these presents for us, our hiers and successors, do give grant and confirm unto Andrew Burd one certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred and ninety acres lying and being in the County of Augusta on Smith's Creek and bounded over followeth, To wit beginning at the 3 hickory saplings in a line of the land of Benjamin Borden comes to the land of Thomas and Robert Milsaps, thence with the Bordens line south twenty degrees west sixty two poles and south fourteen degrees east one hundred and forty poles and south eighty degrees east sixty poles crossing Smith's Creek to three white oaks thence south fifteen degrees west eighty poles thence north fifty two degrees west three hundred poles crossing Smith's Creek is two hickory and a black oak Thence North thirty eight degrees east one hundred and forty poles is a stake corner to Robert Millsaps survey thence with his lines south forty six degrees east thirty poles between two white oaks and north eighty five degrees east eighty poles to the beginning. With all woods underwoods swamps marshes songrounds meadows feedings and his due share of all vines mines and quarries as well discovered and not discovered within the bounds aforesaid and being part of the said quantity of one hundred and ninety acres of land and the rivers waters and watercourses therein. Contained together with the priviledges of hunting, hawking, fishing, fowling and all the other profit commodities and hereditments ...whatsoever to the same or any part therof belonging or in anywise appertaining to have hold possess and enjoy the said tract of parcel of land and all other the before granted premises and every part thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said Andrew Bird and his heirs and assigns forever to be held of our heirs and successors as of our manner East Greenwich in the county of Kent in free and common soccage and not in caprite or by knight service yielding and paying unto us our heirs and successors for every fifty acres of land and so proportionately for a lesser or greater quantity than fifty acres the fee rent of one shilling yearly to be paid upon the tract of Saint Michael the Arch Angel and also cultivating and improving the three acres part of every fifty of the tract above mentioned within three years after. The date of these presents provided always that if the three years of the said fee rent shall not anytime be in arrears and unpaid or if the said Andrew Bird his heirs or assigns do not within the space of three years next coming after the date of these presents cultivate and improve three acres part of every fifty of the tract above mentioned, then the estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly and determined and thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for us our heirs and successors to grant the same lands and premises with the appurtenances unto such other person or persons as we our heirs and successors shall think fit. In witness where of we have caused these our setters patent to be made witness our treaty and nelle beloved Thomas Lee Esq. and President of our Council and commander in chief of our said colony and dominion at Williamsburg under the hale of our said colony the fifth day of September one thousand seven hundred and forty nine, in the twenty third year of our reign……Thomas Lee, ESQ.
Benjamin Tallman - 5 acres, Rockingham County, VA 1790
Beverly Randolph ESQ, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. To all to whom these presents shall come greeting knoweth that by virtue and in considerations of the land office treasury warrant number twenty one thousand and eighty-five, issued the first day of December, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three, there is granted by the said commonwealth unto Benjamin Tallman assignee of John Thomas who was assignee of David Anderson a certain tract or parcel of land containing five acres by survey bearing date the sixteenth day of May, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, lying and being in the county of Rockingham, on both sides of Smith's Creek and bounds as followeth towit: Beginning at a white oak and a pine on East side of said creek in a line of his own land and comes to Daniel Fraley thence with said Fraley's line south seven degrees West thirteen poles to a black oak and hickory, grubs, comes to said Fraley and in a line of William Tallman's land, and with the lines of the same south eighty five degrees West seventy poles crossing the said creek to a white oak grub near said William Tallman's corner thence north twenty eight degrees west one hundred poles to a pine his corner thence north seventeen degrees west thirty six poles to a hickory to said Benjamin and William Tallman's corner and with said Benjamin Tallmans lines south twenty six degrees east one hundred and thirty three poles to a pine his corner and thence north seventy six degrees east seventy three poles crossing said creek to the beginning with the appurtenances to said Benjamin Tallman and his heirs forever. In witness whereof, the said Beverley Randolph, ESQ., Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia hath hereunto set his hand and caused the before seal of the said commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the Twenty-ninth day of November, in the year of our lord, one thousand seven hundred and ninety, and of the commonwealth, the fifteenth.…………….Beverley Randolph
During 1749, Smith's Creek can be located in Augusta County, VA and in 1790,Rockingham County, VA