A couple of things: 1) John Routon was not born in Bedford County, VA. His father, Richard Routon, did not buy the Bedford County land until 1769. Bedford County Deed Book C-3, page 378, has the deed. Richard is referred to as "Richard Routon of Buckingham County, planter." So Richard Routon was living in Buckingham County in 1769 when he bought the Bedford County land, meaning John Routon may have been born in Buckingham County, VA. However, Buckingham County was created in 1761 from Albemarle County, in which case John Routon may have been born in the part of Albemarle County that later became Buckingham County.
Back to the Bedford County deed, which says Richard Routon, "planter." The term "planter meant either 1) a farmer or 2) a person who owns a farm or plantation, usually more than 100 acres. There is an Albemarle County survey done Aug 18, 175(6?) for Richard Roughton: 310 acres on the heads of Willis's Creek. [Albemarle County Surveyor's Plat Book 1, Part 2, page 19] Willis' Creek is in present day Buckingham County. When the colonial government granted Richard Roughton the 310 acres on March 25, 1762, it shows the land as being in Buckingham County. [Virginia Land Patent Book 34, page 1015] Could this Richard Roughton be the Richard Routon who bought the Bedford County land? I can't say for sure, but I suspect it is. Unfortunately, the Buckingham County courthouse burned in 1869, destroying all the early records. There is a partial tax list for 1764, but it covers only those whose syrnames started with A - G. The earliest full tax list that survives is for 1773, and there is no Richard Routon (or Roughton) on it.
2) Children of John Routon Pleasant Routon md Catherine Lee William Routon md Elizabeth Reeves Sarah Routon md ___ Morgan Obedience Routon md ____ McKenny John Routon md Martha Smith Lucy Routon md ___ Rogers Talbot Routon md Rhoda Rogers Matthew Routon md Betty Alford
(I got these from Hugh I. Rodgers book "The Roots and Shoots of an Alabama Family." Mr. Rodger's ancestor was Pleasant Routon.)