The vestry book for St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, VA for the 1750s show that William Acree was a neighbor to John and Richard Jones. This parish was formed earlier from New Kent County's parish. As early as 1754, a William Acree appears on the tax list for Granville County, NC.The October 1754 militia list for Granville Countdy shows both William and Isaac Acree in Capt. Richard Coleman's company of militia.In the same company is a Richard Jones who is probably related to the Richard Jones in Hanover/New Kent County. However, the St. Paul vestry records continue to show that both a William Acree and a Richard Jones remain in the parish until at least 1771.
So, it appears to me that William and Isaac Acree are probably sons of the William Acree who remained in Hanover/New Kent County.I think that the Richard Jones in Granville County in 1754 is the son of John Jones who stayed in Hanover/New Kent but whose sons Benjamin, Samuel, John and Richard migrated down to Granville beginning in the late 1740s.The Acrees and Jones' were neighbors in Granville/Bute/Warren County for many years.
I would like to know the names of the sons of William Acree of Hanover/New Kent; also other information about the early Acree families who came down from VA to North Carolina. Will be glad to share any information I have.