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Jacob Colson (b. 1668, d. Bef. August 03, 1727)Jacob Colson (son of John Colson) was born 1668 in Of Isle Of Wight County, Virginia, and died Bef. August 03, 1727 in Bertie Precinct, North Carolina.He married Mary Burton Davis on January 14, 1691/92 in Henrico County, Virginia.
Notes for Jacob Colson:
Jacob is first found in Henrico County, VA in 1690 about 22 years of age. He sister, Martha COLSON, b. 1672 is also named. Martha married in 1690 to John BEVILLE. At this time, the father of Jacob and Martha was deceased and William HARRIS had been holding a cow and a calf left to Martha in her father's will until she became of age.
Jacob was listed in several deeds in Henrico Co, VA as a carpenter according to researcher Maxine Jarrell
According to Doug Tucker (email@example.com) Jacob originally came from Isle of Wight County, VA and was a Chickasaw and Cherokee Indian trader. Jacob and Mary lived along the Roanoke River in Bertie Precinct in the early 1700's. Robert Green of the deed below, who bought land from the widow Mary COLSON in 1727 was the son of a famous Indian trader, John Green. Thomas Arrington mentioned in another 1727 deed was the father of Hannah who married the son of John Clark, and John who was the first husband of Mary, the woman who married John COLSON, Jr. Jacob COLSON's land in Bertie District was near Roquist Creek (on Roanoke River, but further downstream) and the other was at Occoneechee Neck. He also states that at least two sons of John COLSON, Sr. also became Indian traders like their grandfather, Jacob. Joseph, who married Mary Turberville (?????) was a trader with the Chickasaw tribe and Jacob, who was a trader popularly known as "Rainwater" and lived in Anson Co for a time before moving back to Lunenburg Co, VA around 1755. He believes that John, son of Jacob, accompanied his ancestor, John Clark, to the Pee Dee River about 1740 where both were among the earliest settlers in what would later become Anson Co.
"James Logan Colbert of the chickasaws: the Man and the Myth", Richard A. Colbert, The NC Gen. Soc Journal Vol. XX, May 94:
Jacob COLSON - son of John COLSON, the Scott - Indian Trader
Joseph COLSON m. Mary TURBEVILLE, daughter of Richard TURBEVILLE (will 1737, Brunswick Co, VA) - Indian Trader
Abraham COLSON - Indian trader
According to Becky Bartley, Jacob COLSON accidently shot and killed John Banister abt. 1692. She found mention of The Reverence John Banister (1650-May 1692) in a book. John Lawson who was appt in 1700 to expore Carolina said that "had not the ingenious Mr. Banister been taken out of this world, he would have given the best Account of the Plants of America."
03 Jun 1695. Charles City County Court Order Book, page 207.
At a Court Holden at Westover, William Downes against Jacob COLSON is dismissed.
03 Oct 1695. Charles City County Court Order Book, page 214.
At a Court Holden at Westover, John Ledbetter vs. Jacob COLSON dismissed.
03 Oct 1696. Charles City County Order Book, page 592, Ann B. Peebles. Jacob COLSON sued by John Ledbetter. Neither party appeared so case was dismissed.
11 Apr 1709. Chowan County, NC. Jacob COLSON witnesses a deed from Robert Hicks to Arthur Kavanaugh of Meherrin River, 1280 acres (Note from Doug Tucker - Kavanaugh and Jacob COLSON were Indian Traders. Kavanaugh lived among the Meherrin Indians at a site near the mouth of the Meherrin River and Jacob COLSON was his close neighbor. This was before Jacob COLSON moved his family, including son John, south to the Roanoke River - then called the Marrotock River.)
16 July 1716. Chowan County, NC. Thomas AVENT of Chowan Precinct, weaver to Jacob COLESON of Chowan Precinct, carpenter, for 4 pounds, 270 acres more or less at Mount Royall at the mouth of the first branch, joining the branch next to the mouth of the Morattock River as by patent to me 29 July 1712. Wit: Richard Moore, John Nairne. Registered 6 Aug 1716.
12 July 1716. Chowan County, NC. Elizabeth AVENT of Surry Co, VA, spinster, to Robert Hicks of North Carolina, letter of attorney to make over in my stead land at Mount Royall to Robert GREEN and Jacob COLESON and 200 acres to my neighbor Richard Moore and 240 acres to Richard Moore of Nottoway River. Wit: Henry Jones, William Green. Registered 6 Aug 1716.
5 Feb 1724/25. Bertie County, NC Deed Book A, page 350:
Thomas AVENT of Surry Co, VA to John JOnes of Surry Co, VA. 10 pounds for 640 acres at Mount Royall on River low ground. Surveyed and patented for Thomas AVENT by John GRAY on 30 Mar 1721. Adj. Jacob COLSON. Wit: John GRAY, jurat, Ralph MASON. February Court 1724. John Sutton D. C/C.
12 May 1724. Bertie County, NC Deed Book A, page 397:
Jacob COLSON and wife Mary, of Isle of Wight, VA to John Spann, 30 pounds for 270 acres on NS Morrattuck River called "Mount Royal". Wit: John GRAY, John Thacker, William Lions. February Court 1724. John Sutton (D) C/C.
3 Aug 1727. Bertie County, NC Deed Book B, p. 300:
Mary COLSON and her son John COLSON to Robert Green of Surry Co, VA, 10 pds. for 370 acres. Mary COLSON, widow and relict of Jacob COLSON. John, son of said Jacob and Mary. Land on Morattock River Adj. John Span, Henry Jones. Part of 640 acres granted Jacob COLSON. Wit: Abraham BURTON, John Green, jurat, John Massey, jurat. August Court 1727.
WILL OF MARY BURTON DAVIS COLSON:
Will of Mary COLSON (Widow of Jacob), Bertie Precinct, NC, 20 July 1732:
Son William COLSTON
Dau Sarah LUNDY
Exrs John Gray, Thomas Whittmeal
Wts John Legget, Thomas Kearny No probate
********* Son John had already died.
********* Why isn't Abraham listed?
More About Jacob Colson and Mary Burton Davis:
Marriage: January 14, 1691/92, Henrico County, Virginia.
Children of Jacob Colson and Mary Burton Davis are:
- +Abraham Colson, b. 1695, Isle of Wight County, Virginia, d. September 07, 1750, Craven County, South Carolina.
- William Colson, b. 1693, d. date unknown.
- John Colson, b. 1694, d. 1737.
- Sarah Colson, b. 1696, d. date unknown.
- Joseph Colson, b. 1698, d. date unknown.