I am trying to find the owners of Bacon's Castle from the building to the Civil War. Here is what I have. I am missing a few connections between ownes. Especially in the early 1800's.
He built the brick house, Bacon’s Castle, in the 1660's and when he died about 1670 the house went to his son, Major Arthur Allen.
~~Major Arthur Allen
Arthur Allen inherited the Brick House from his father about 1670. He was married to Katherine Baker. He died in 1710 and the house passed to his son Arthur.
Arthur Allen (III) married Elizabeth Bray on November 27, 1711. He died about 1727 without issue. The house passed, eventually, to his daughter Katherine and her husband Benjamin Cocke.
~~Benjamin and Katherine Allen Cocke
Katherine Cocke married Benjamin Cocke. They were the parents of Allen Cocke. When Katherine died in 1774 the house passed to him.
He was the son of Katherine Allen Cocke. He died in 1802 and the brick house went to his sister Katherine Bradly.
~~James and Katherine Cocke Bradly
Katherine was the daughter of Benjamin and Katherine Allen Cocke. I’m not sure how the house was acquired by John H. Hankins but he was the next owner I know of.
~~John H. Hankins John H. Hankins married Louisiana Wilson on May 11, 1840, in Surry County, Virginia
The 1850 Census for Surry County, Virginia, has the following entry:
Southwark Parish, Virginia John H. Hankins 45 10,000 Va (He owned 50 slaves) Lousiana Hankins 29 Va James DeWitt 9 Va Virginia W. Hankins 6 Va John H. Hankins 4 Va Mark Hankins 1 Va Thomas Davis 21 Overseer Va