I am looking for documentation or clues to connect Joel Jetton and Nancy Jetton to other Jettons.I descend from Nancy Jetton who married Miles Langley on 11 March 1808 in Jackson County, Georgia [Jackson County, Georgia Marriages (1805-1859): 32.According to her enumeration in the 1850 Jackson County, Georgia Census, Nancy was born circa 1787 in Georgia; Nancy does not appear with Miles in the 1860 Jackson County, Georgia Census and she is presumed to have died during the 1850’s]
Circumstantially it would appear that Nancy may be Joel's daughter, but I have absolutely no evidence that this is so.Could she not also be a younger sister?Here is what I have on Joel so far:
Joel Jetton probably arrived in the area that became Jackson County prior to its official formation in 1796 – he witnessed a deed in January 1795 between residents of Oglethorpe County for land on Shoal Creek in the area that became Jackson County the following year.[Poss, Faye Stone, Jackson County, Georgia Deed Abstracts Books A-D 1796-1808: 7 citing Jackson County, Georgia Deed Book A 1796-1799: 12-13. 22 January 1795.Recorded 31 October 1796.]
A deed signed in November 1797 referenced the adjoining lands of “Jetton” in the Sandy Creek watershed – presumably Joel’s.[Poss, Faye Stone, Jackson County, Georgia Deed Abstracts Books E-G 1808-1822: 58 citing Jackson County, Georgia Deed Book E 1808-1812: 265. 5 November 1797.Recorded 5 January 1810.In the deed, Cordy Pate granted 115 acres to Joshua Callehan.]
In August 1799 Joel was (successfully) sued by Harmon Kolb for $27.[Poss, Faye S. Jackson County, Georgia Early Court Records 1796-1831: 109, 113 citing Jackson County, Georgia Inferior Court Minutes for County Purposes 1799-1800.]
Later in 1799 Joel (and Henry Coon) witnessed a deed by Robert Bailey to Joshua Weeks for land in the Sandy Creek watershed.[Poss, Faye Stone, Jackson County, Georgia Deed Abstracts Books A-D 1796-1808: 118 citing Jackson County, Georgia Deed Book C 1801-1802: 77-78.19 October 1799.Recorded 3 August 1801.]
As a participant in the 1805 Land Lottery (at which time Joel appears to have been the only Jetton household in Georgia), Joel won a land lot on his second draw.[Wood, Virginia S. and Ralph V., 1805 Georgia Land Lottery : 180]
Joel witnessed the appointment of Ezekiel Seeley as agent for Elizabeth Toney in the spring of 1807.[Poss, Faye Stone, Jackson County, Georgia Deed Abstracts Books A-D 1796-1808: 276 citing Jackson County, Georgia Deed Book D 1803-1808: 536.27 September 1807.]
Joel Jetton and John Jetun appear in the 1809 Jackson County, Georgia tax digest.[http://www.rootsweb.com/~gajacks2/1809taxdigest.htm]
In 1810 Joel and “Margrat” Jetton witnessed the will of Henry Snow (which was proven 1 July 1811 by Joel and Jane Jetton).[Poss, Faye Stone, Jackson County, Georgia Will Abstracts Books A & B 1803-1888: 20 citing Jackson County, Georgia Will Book A 1803-1860: 38-39.27 April 1810 “Henrey Snow.”Also, Poss, Faye S., Jackson County, Georgia Early Court Records 1796-1831: 76 citing Wills & Estate Records 1796-1813: 153-154; and 203 citing Minutes of Court of Ordinary 1800-1822: 124-125.]
So we have at least Joel, John, Margaret, Jane and Nancy in Jackson County, Georgia in the first decade of the 19th Century.Does anyone have any information to enable us to establish any relationships among these people?
Also, is Joel mentioned as a child of Abraham Jetton in Abraham's will?