Notes from my file on Jacob B. Warbington, Sr. of Jackson Co., GA, Conecuh Co., AL and Lauderdale Co., MS:
[Source: St. John & St. George Parish's records filed at the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore, Maryland]
Speculation that the father of Jacob B. Warbington, Sr. may have been born in Maryland, is due to his granddaughter's statement on her 1880 U. S. Census that her father was born in Maryland. To date, the only marriage record for anyone remotely appearing to have been a Warbington in that vicinity is for a Margaret Grace Worbleton who married Moses Long on March 3, 1752 in Baltimore County, Maryland.
[Source: Coldham, Peter Wilson, The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1660, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. (1987) Baltimore, Maryland, p 470]
I think a possible progenitor of earliest record was a british yeoman, Robert Worbenton, who on September 2, 1660 bound himself to David Warren, a mariner, to serve four years in Virginia.In this manner he left behind in the city of Bristol, England a clue to his endeavor to improve his future, recorded for all time among the manuscript volumes entitled "Servants to Foreign Plantations."
[Source: Virginia Historical Magazine, Vol. 10, "List of Tithables in Northampton County, Virginia," pg. 196]
It is evident that Robert survived the potential hazards of early ocean passage between England and the colonies of New England, and his bondage on a Virginia plantation.On August 28, 1666 he was recorded as Robt Warbeton on a "List of Tithables in Northampton County, Virginia" with a count of three tithes. Four years later he married Elizabeth Smithwick, daughter of Henry “Hugh” Smithwick, I and Elizabeth Windley.
“Hugh” Smithwick arrived in Virginia, after sailing from London August 8, 1635 aboard the ship the “Globe,” William Eyers, Captain. The Smithwicks book has Hugh Smithwick as the Headright of William Eyers; and, the book Early Virginia Immigrants 1623 - 1666 , pg. 306, lists "Hugh Smithwick by William Eyers of Norfolk Co., Virginia."
Chowan County, North Carolina, which had been formed from Albemarle County in 1670, was the home of Robert Walberton, son of Robert Worbenton, the yeoman from England.
[Source: NC State Archives, Deeds Plats Indexes Secretary of State, Office of Granville Proprietary Land Office]
"Warburton, John. Chowan Co. [22.214.171.124] 1759 Granville Grants of Deed
Warburton, John. Chowan Co. August 8, 1759 123 acres in the pocosin and on south side of Perquimans Road 2 copies Deed #19
Warburton, John. Chowan County Perquimans Road
Warburton, John. Chowan Co. [126.96.36.199] 1759"
[Source: State Records [Collection, Secretary of State Record Group, Granville Proprietary Land Office: Granville Grants of Deed]
"Warborton/Warburton, John, Tyrrell Co., NC
July 5, 1760 320 acres Location: Beginning at a pine on west side Anderson's beaver dam 2 copies Deed #93"
[Source: Hofmann, Margaret M., Province of North Carolina1663-1729, p 285]
"#3050pg 211Robert Walberton1 March 1719/20420 acres in Chowan precinct, Joining John Smythwick, Joan Frost, ye Herring Creek, Edward Smythwick, Edward Berry, and ye Main PocosonWitnesses: Cha. Eden, Thos. Pollock, Fre. Jones, Rich. Sanderson, John Hecklefield."
North Carolina Wills:
"Warburton, Robert, in (1680) was the nearest of kin to John Warburton 1-82; a later Robert (possibly the same one) died in Bertie in (1733) and left will naming John and Smithwick Warbuton, wife Sarah and a daughter Sarah Warburton 1-82; he had received a land grant adjoining John Smithwick in (1719) 1-17."
[Source: Ray's Index to Hathaway's Register, pg.175]
"Walbutten, Robert. March 25, 1733. July 31, 1733. Wife and Executrix: Sarah. Sons: John and Smithwick (lands). Daughter: Sarah. Witnesses: Robert Rogers, Hugh Highman, Joseph Wight. Proven before George Burrington."
[Source: Abstracts of NC Wills, 1690-1760, pg. 389]
[Source: W. Mitchell Thornton's North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1665-1900, pg. 627, (located in the State Archives at Raleigh, NC)]
"1762:Warborton, John, Bertie Co., Book A, pg. 64
1780:Warborton, James, Bertie Co., Book B, pg. 161
1785:Warborton, Winifred, Bertie Co., Book D, pg. 26
1799:Warborton, William, Chowan Co., Book A, pg. 313
1818:Warborton, James W., Bertie Co., Book G., pg 41
1896:Warbleton, Kisiah, Nash Co., Book 5, pg. 554"
[Source: Ray's Index to Hathaway's Register, pg.175]
"Warburton, John in (1759) received a grant of land adjoining John Harlow and John Blount 1-21; he died in (1762) and left will in which he mentioned sons James and Luke and daughters Sarah and Penelope, with Robert Warburton and son James his Executors and Joseph Jordan and George Savage witnesses 2-360."
"Warburton, James died leaving a will in (1780) and named sons John and Thomas; wife Winnifred and Luke Warburton Executors, and William Pender, Zadock Cowand and Jemimah Warburton, witnesses 2-360; another and later James left his will in Bertie in (1818) with one Thomas Tayloe and Samuel Hyman Executors 2-555."
Warburton, William, died in (1799) leaving will in which he named his wife Sukey. 2-36."
"Warburton, Smithwick sold land by deed to Edward Smithwick in (1702) the witnesses being Susannah Charleton and Luke Misell 2-456; he was the son of Robert Warburton who died in (1733) in Bertie 1-82; apparently he was deceased by (1767) and left an orphan William Ethenfield Warburton under the tuition of Thomas Newhern 3-443; in (1694) he received a land grant on Mattacomack Creek adjoining David Morgan and Mr. Slocumb.1-4."
[Source, Margaret M. Hofmann's Province of North Carolina1663-1729, "Abstracts of Land Patents, Patent Book One"]
The above mentioned land grant:
"Patent Book One, pg. 23: #57Smithwick Warburton22 August 1694300 acres at the head of the Westermost branch of Mattacomach Creek in Chowan Precinct, joining David Morgan, Mr. Slocum, the high ground, and the Creek or Pocoson/s/Philip Ludwell, Thomas Harvey, Benjamin Laker, Wm. Wilkison, Francis Tomes, Thomas Pollock, Samuel Swann."
[Source: Ray's Index to Hathaway's Register, pg.175]
Warburton, Luke, was the son of John Warburton who died in (1762) and he and the widow Winnifred Warburton with Jonathan Rhodes were the Executors of the will of James Warburton who died in (1780) 2-360."
"Warburton, Mary, had daughter Mary (1768) 3-444."
"Warburton, Jemimah in (1780) was a witness to the will of James Warburton 2-360."
[Source: Roster of N C Soldiers in the American Revolution, D.A.R. Publ., North Carolina]
#90577Warberton, Solomon, Pvt., Hall's Company, enlisted 1781; served 12 months; mustered out April 21, 1782
#91310Warbuton, Thomas, Pvt., Bailey's Company, enlisted August 1, 1782; served 18 months.
#1045Warbutton, Solomon, Halifax Dist., Contl.
Army AccountsWarbuton, Solomon, "receipted by J. Cravens for Jas. Jones."
[Source: Jackson, Ronald Vern, N C1800 Census, A. I. S., Inc., Orem, Utah (1974), p 705]
Cabarrus County Waddington, Samuel 40010-11010001
Washington Co. Warburton,Susanna 10000-00020-05
Mecklenburg Co. Warburton, Thomas 00010-01010-00
Pasquotank Co. Warington,Tomas 10010-01010-09
Orange County Webbleton,William 10010-10010-00
[Source: Jackson, Ronald Vern, N. C.1810 Census Index, A. I. S., Inc., Bountiful, Utah (1976), p 138]
Additional Name Simularities:
Cabarrus County Waddenton, John
Cabarrus CountyWadington, Samuel
Cabarrus CountyWadington, William
Cabarrus County Wadington, William
[Source: Trimble, David B., Phd., A Student Handbook for U. S. History, 1492-1865, Revised Edition, 1971, San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas, p 14]
President Thomas Jefferson sent Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on an expedition up the Missouri River beginning in the spring of 1804, across the Continental Divide and down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean in 1805, to explore the newly accquired lands of The Louisiana Purchase.This gave the United States claim to Oregon.
[Source: Osgood, Ernest S., The Field Notes of William Clark, 1803-1804, (1964) Yale University Press]
Numbered among the men of the Lewis and Clark party was twenty-seven year-old North Carolinian, Richard Worbington, a corporal who had been transferred from Captain John Campbell's 2nd Infantry Company on May 14, 1804.He was described in the biographical roster of the expedition as "having been born in Louisburg, North Carolina in 1777, was five feet ten inches tall, with brown hair, black eyes, and a fair complexion."
[Source: Davis, Jr. & Lucas, Jr.,Robert Scott & Rev. Silas Emmett, The Families of Burke County 1755-1855, a Census, p. 143]
"Wolfington, Thomas, Apl. 1772, lately from Ireland, has wife and 4 children, asks for 300 ac., Briar Cr., next Whitehead; Oct. 1772, granted 350 a., next Whitehead and Tom Gretion."
[Source: Davis, Jr. & Lucas, Jr., op. cit., p. 80]
"Wolfington, Thomas. Granted on May 4, 1773. Grant Book I, page 1000. 350 acres bounded on the northeast by White and John Gretion."
[Source: 1787-8-9 Jackson Co., GA Tax Digest, Capt. William Hopkin's District]
Jacob Wajhington-----(adjoining lands of Benjamin Ready.)
[Source: 1802 Jackson Co., GA Tax Digest, Capt. Joseph McConnel's District]
Jonathan Waits--31 1/4
Jacob B. Warbington10043 3/4(This land was originally granted to Marbury, located in Jackson County on waters of Oconee, and bounded by Criswell.)
[Source: 1803 Jackson Co., GA Tax Digest, Capt. John Towsend's District]
Jacob B. Warbington13047 3/4(This land origianlly granted to Lysle, located in Jackson County on waters of Middle Oconee, and bounded by Smith.)
Jonathan Waits31 1/4
[Source: 1804 Jackson Co., GA Tax Digest, Capt. Stewart's District]
J. B. Warbington13047 1/2(This land originally granted to Marbury, located in Jackson County on waters of Middle Oconee, and bounded by Dunham.)
Jonathan Wates20050 1/4(This land originally granted to Lee, located in Jackson County on waters of Middle Oconee, bounded by Stovall.
[Source: 1805 Georgia Land Lottery]
James B. Warbington, Jackson County. [This is Jacob B.]As head of a household, he had two draws; but drew "blanks," not "prizes." Therefore he received nothing.
[Source: Inferior Court minutes of Jackson County, Georgia, 1802-1805, photocopied and submitted by Mrs. Annette Haney Nichols of Hoschton, Georgia.
Jacob Warbington, Sr. was well established in Jackson County, Georgia for nearly ten years, as evidenced by the following collection of court records:
Ordered that Samuel Long be appointed Overseer of the road leading from Jefferson to the temporary boundary line between John McConnells & Stephen Whitmeres. That is to say from Jefferson to  & that the following hands do work under him VizJohn Townsend, William H. Townsend, Eli Townsend, John Hollis, John Wallace, William Wallace, James Stuart, Robert Smith, John Smith, Robert Wilson, Thomas E. Rogers, Joshua Kyzort, J. B. Warbington, Jno Diamond, Jun, Wm Diamond, B. Oneal, J. Anderson, R. Boyd, A. Wafford, J. Wafford, D. Wafford, Jones Henderson, Jno Watkins, Geo Shockley, F. Cavin, W. Cavin, A. Cavin, Tho Shockley & Lewis Hynor.
[Source: Court Records of Jackson County, Georgia, photocopied and submitted by Mrs. Annette Haney Nichols of Hoschton, Georgia].
"Georgia State Personally appeared before J. B. Warbington Const[able] for the County of Jackson and being duly sworn says that on the first
Jackson County day of the last Superior Court he did not hear his name called by the sheriff, and the second day he was engaged in the duties of his office, and on the third day of Court he was engaged when called in getting security for property that he had lived on, and the fourth day was sick and from that out was sick all week, sworn to and envowed this 10th day of April 1806.
J. B. Warbington
Wm Chapman, J. P."
[Source: Jasper County, Georgia, Deed Book 3, pp. 202 & 203]
On 8 Oct. 1807 Jacob B. Warbington, Sr.was appointed power of attorney for his friend Jarrott Campbell, (while both were residents of Jackson County, Georgia) to secure for him land Jarrott had drawn in the "present"  Georgia Land Lottery in the Fourteenth District of Baldwin County, Georgia. Witnesses: W. Harris & David Witt.
On Nov. 25 1807 Jarrott Campbell and his wife Sally Campbell sold to Jacob B. Warbington, for the sum of $1, Lot Number Eleven in the fourteenth District of Baldwin County, Georgia, two hundred and one half acres lying on "the waters of Wolf Creek." Deed witnesses: George W. Lyles, Mark Lewis & John McVay.
[Source: Jasper County, Georgia, Deed Book 4, pp. 148-150]
Later, Jacob B. Warbington sold on 22 Dec. 1809 one half of that tract "originally granted Jarrott Campbell" in a joint deed to his son Ellemander Warbington and [son?] Samuel Warbington for $200. Deed witnessed by Jarrot Campbell, Allen Waits & Thomas Colstin.
[Source: Jasper County, Georgia, Deed Book 2, pp. 119-120]
"9 Jan 1810 Jarrot Campbell to Thomas W. Harris for $500, half of lot # 11 in the 14th District Randolph, whereas Jacob B. Warbington now lives. Adj. lot # 10. Contains 101 1/4 acres.Signed: Jariot Campbell
Wit: William Cook, Benjamin Edmondson.Proved by William Cook 30 Jan 1810 before Johnson Strong, J. P. in Randolph County.Recorded 30 Jan 1810"
[Source: Jasper County, Georgia, Deed Book __, pp. 150-151]
Then on 8 Feb. 1810 Jacob B. Warbington and his wife Ellender B. Warbington sold the remaining one half of that tract # 11 to Joseph & John Campbell for $100. Witnesses to deed were Jonathan Smith, Ellemander Warbington & Bennedick Sutton.
[It is assumed that only adults could purchase land, so does this give Jacob B. two sons named "Samuel"--this one by his first wife and another "Samuel B.," born to his second wife about 1807?]
Jasper Co., Georgia (first created from Baldwin County, Georgia) was later changed to Randolph County, Georgia.
[Source: Jasper County, Georgia, Deed Book 7, Pages 624-625]
Jacob B. Warbington sold to William Miles, on 14 Oct. 1816,100 acres of land "fomerly in Baldwin, now Jasper Co., Georgia...it being a part of Lot 156 formerly granted to James Stallings...joining Burke and Morgan [Counties?], deed witnessed by Lewis McLean and Winiford Warbington."
[Source: 1820 Conecuh County, Alabama Census Index]
Heads of household with Waits & Warbington connections:
Littleberry Hutchens [husband of Katherine Waits], Redman Hutchens, James Waites [husband of Elizabeth Warbington], Joseph Waits, Samuel Waits, Jacob Washington [misspelled - should be "Warbington."]
[Source: Conecuh County, Alabama 1820 Census]
1 white maleover 211 white female over 21
4 white malesunder 215 white femalesunder 21
Total household: 11
[Source: Owen, Thomas McAdory. History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1921.]
Created by the Alabama Territorial legislature on 13 Feb 1818, from part of Monroe County, AL, Conecuh got it's name from the Muscogee language, interpreted as either "land of cane" or "polecat's head." Initially it encompassed 8100 square miles in the southern portion of the state, from which other counties were later carved away---i.e. all of today's Covington, Coffee, Butler, Crenshaw, Pike, Houston, and some of Barbour, until it reached its present size of 854 square miles in 1868.
It's county seat, located at Sparta from 1818 until 1868, was moved to Evergreen, presently the county's largest city. Castleberry, Lenox, and Repton are some other towns and communities in Conecuh County. Two Courthousefires in the mid to late 1800's limits access to early Conecuh County Court records.
[Source: Bureau of Land Management Records, Sparta Land Office, Alabama]
Records show the following patents for "Jacob Warbington of Conecuh County, Alabama":
Sparta, Doc. #16, dated 5 Jul. 1824, St. Stephens (base line), Twp 5N, Range 9E, Sec. 15, containing 79.7100 acres
Sparta, Doc. #401, dated 10 Nov. 1824, St. Stephens, Twp. 5 N, Range 9E, Sec. 14, containing 79.7500 acres
Sparta, Doc. #461, dated 1 Mar. 1826, St. Stephens, Twp. 5N, Range 9E, Sec. 27, containing 80.1800 acres.
[Source: Conecuh County, Alabama 1830 Census]
1 white male60-701 white female40-50
2 white males20-30
1 white male0-5
Total household: 9
[Source: 1835 Lauderdale County, Mississippi Tax Rolls]
Jacob B. Warbington, 3 slaves
[Source: 1836 Lauderdale County, Mississippi, MS Tax Rolls]
Jacob Warbington -$100.merchandise sales; 1 poll; tax - .37 1/2.
[Source: 1838 Lauderdale County, Mississippi, MS Tax Rolls]
Jacob Warbington Sr, 3 slaves; tax-1.87 1/2.
Source: Lauderdale County, Mississippi, MS 1840 Census, pg. 51, Line 28]
1 white male80-901 white female60-70
[Source: Bureau of Land Management Records, Augusta Land Office, Mississippi]
5 Jan 1841, Certif.#2537: "Jacob B. Warbington of Lauderdale County, Mississippi" purchased from the Augusta Land Office the NW quarter of Sec. 6, Twp. 6N, Range 17E, located in the Choctaw Meridian of Lauderdale County, Mississippi containing 143.1 acres.
[Source: 1843 Lauderdale County, MississippiTax Rolls]
Jacob Warbington, Samuel Warbington, Jacob B. Warbington
[Source: Dawson, James (June 1987), Will & Estate Records of Jacob B. Warbington, Sr., Lauderdale County Chancery Court Wall File 35, Case 285]
Jacob wrote his last Will and Testament on October 31, 1844, Proved January 11, 1847.
Debit to Jacob Warbington Sen from Dr. D. U. Ford for his medical services: "1846 - May 4 To visit & milage to Lady - $1.50 - May 5 To visit & milage to Lady $1.50 -May 6 To visit milage & medicine - $2.00 -May 7 To visit & milage - $1.50 -May 11 To visit & milage - $1.50 - Dec 30 Medicine & prescription - $0.75 [=] $8.75 sworn to in open court February term 1847" before J. B. Hancock, Judge of Probate, Lauderdale County, Mississippi.
Debits to Jacob B. Warbington, Sr.'s account with Charles E. Rushing & Co., Merchants of Marion, Mississippi, place the date of his burial as January 1, 1847, the date that the following items were purchased: 6 yds. Jacobet, 3 yds. bleached shirting, 1 pr. hose, 1 pr. white gloves, [totalling] $4.33 which appear to be for dressing his body and coffin for burial.
Receipt to Henry Keller, settlement of the following debt against the estate of Jacob B. Warbington, Sr.: "1846 - making 1 coffin for his wife - $12.50; Jany 1847 - making coffin for Decd. - $12.50= $25.00Feby 1847; Rec'd of the above account - $7.95 =17.05; Received payment for $17.05 for above account in full Aug 24th 1848."
His widowed daughter, Mrs. Stacy Ann Boswell, in her 1880 census stated that her father was born in Maryland, her mother in South Carolina and herself in Georgia.
THE WARBINGTON NAME
To this very day the surname has been grossly mispronounced and misspelled.It has been found in early records in countless variations, not only those earlier mentioned in Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, and Indana, but throughout Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas where such spellings as Wolfington, Washington, Wabbington, Wabington, Wobington, Wormington, Worthington, Worbington, Webbington, Warkington, Worbinton, and Wahlington have been encountered.
It has been suggested by some professional genealogists that the name was originally spelled Warburton.However, the original spelling of the Warbington surname actually dates back to the time of William the Conqueror.Following his defeat of the Saxons, he ordered a monumental undertaking when he had a census taken of all his new subjects.The Doomsday Book of 1066 records the town of their origin in England as Warbinlitetone.In 1196 the town was spelled Warblinton, and as Warblingeton in the 1200 census, and located in Hampshire County.Its definition is believed to be "Homestead of Waerbealds People."
In pursuing the possibilities of the Warburton and Warbington surnames being substituted for one another, Nash County, North Carolina deed books have such a situation involving one family in particular.The will of David Evans left his estate to his brothers and sisters, thereby setting into motion a trail of land transactions from November, 1811, through October, 1876:
"Deed Book 14, p. 132#262
Lot #1 alloted to Nathan Evans contained 23 1/4 acres;
Lot #2 alloted to Keziah Evans contained 23 1/4 acres;
Lot #3 alloted to Jacob Evans contained 23 1/4 acres;
Lot #4 allotted to John Evans contained 23 1/4 acres;
Lot#5 alloted to Sarah Hall, wife of James Hall, contained 32 2/3 acres;
Lot #6 alloted to Martha Worburton, wife of John Worburton, contained 32 2/3 acres;
Lot #7 alloted to Elizabeth Evans contained 23 2/3 acres;
Lot #8 alloted to George Evans contained 23 acres;
The land adjoining Aaron Woodard and Jacob Braswell. Registered December 8, 1831."
"Deed Book 22, p. 43#633
Allotment of Dower to Penelope Cone, widow of Gilford Cone, deceased, March 7, 1856, a tract of 108 1/3 acres adjoiningWobblenton and Ricks. Registered May Term, 1856."
"Deed Book 22, p. 107#675
Division of the lands of John Evans, deceased, by Commisioners, December 29, 1860:
Lot #1 to Kissey Ethridge contained 159 acres;
Lot #2 alloted to Nathan Evans contained 159 acres;
Lot #3 alloted to James Hall and wife, Sally, 159 acres;
Lot #4 to the heirs of Martha Warbleton, 166 acres;
Lot #5 to Jacob Evans, 159 acres;
The land was on the Hilliardston Road and the Great Branch adjoining L. F. Battle, William A. Cooper, Joseph Griffin, William Woodard, Enos Rose,
Mary Warbleton, and Benjamin Denison. Registered February Term, 1861."
Deed Book 22, p. 110#676
The heirs of Martha Warbington, deceased, petition for the land of said deceased the land that said deceased drew from the estate of John Evans,
deceased, be divided among them byCommisioners, March 22, 1861.
Lot #1 alloted to John Tisdale in right of his wife, Elizabeth;
Lot #2 alloted to Mary Warbington;
Lot #3 alloted to John Warbington;
Lot #4 alloted to Martha Warbington;
Lot #5 alloted to Kezziah Warbington;
Each lot contained 39 4/5 acres. Registered August Term, 1861."
"Deed Book 22, p. 270#796
Division of a tract of 52 3/4 acres given by John Evans to his neices, Mary and Martha Warburton, on March 28, 1854.
Both have since married and requested a division.
Lot #1 was alloted to L. W. Hedgpeth in right of his wife, Martha.
Lot #2 to Henry L. Bennett in right of his wife, Mary.
Each lot contained 27 1/2 acres. January 7, 1862. Registered October 9, 1876."
Additional tracing of Nash County residents with simular surnames reveals the following records, dating from January, 1784, through March, 1854:
"Deed Book 1, p. 319
Alice Warburton was probably wife of William Warburton--co-signed deed, January 31, 1784."
"Deed Book 3, p. 307
Alice Warburton was wife of William Warburton---January 31, 1784."
"Deed Book 6, p. 33
William Warberton was son of Frances Warberton, deceased; Dorothy Warberton of Franklin County was granddaughter of said Frances Warberton and heir of said William Warberton. August 13, 1794."
"Deed Book 10, p. 53
The wife of John Wolberton was daughter of David Evans, deceased, November 8, 1817."
"Deed Book 20, p. 641
Martha Warbleton and Mary Warbleton were daughters of Martha Warbleton, deceased, who was the sister of John Evans, March 28, 1854."
A search of North Carolina's 1790 census detailed the households of those same individuals named in the previously cited deeds of Nash County:
Halifax District--Northampton County
1 free white male of 16 yrs & over
4 free white females all ages
Halifax District--Nash County
1 free white male of 16 yrs & over
1 free white female all ages
Halifax District--Halifax County
1 free white male of 16 yrs & over
Halifax District--Martin County
2 free white females all ages (incl. head of household)
1 free white male under 16 yrs