My Uncle, Major Frelin R. Compton, made this plat of Jeremiah Compton, Sr's. property and he deserves a big thanks because nobody knew where this property (all anybody ever said was he lived on Thompsons Creek) was until he made this plat. The plat that is shown is the home place that we walked on searching for Jeremiah's grave. Several families in that area told us that a road went over an old cemetery and one person told us that they used the rocks for the road.
Several people are under the impression that the Jeremiah Compton Jr. property is also shown on this plat and it is not. My Uncle and I found no need to search on his property. We did make a plat that shows his property but did not search it nor did I post it.
Note: I made lots of copies of Deeds within the last few weeks 2012 and hopefully I'll be able to look these over and find some clues.
We searched for all of Jeremiah's deeds and I emailed them to different people since 2008.
The only connection that I found to James Compton was an estate sale for James that Jeremiah bought a few items. I also found other estates sales that Jeremiah bought items from and one of them was John Yates, Sr. We do not know who his parents were but we have found some documents in the last few weeks connecting him to Abraham also. This search continues until we have more proof.
Jeremiah is most likely buried on Thompson's Creek, near Honaker, Va, where he was living at the time of his death.
This is the homeplace that Jeremiah gave to his son in law, Joseph Yates, before he died. The railroad tracks are in front of the house. The house had to be there before the RR because nobody would build a house so close to the rail road tracks. I was standing on top of the tracks when I took the picture of the house.
Russell County VA Courthouse
1848 Jeremiah Compton to Joseph Yates
This indenture made the 9th day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fourty eight, between Jeremiah Compton and Courtney his wife of the County of Russell and State of Virginia, of the one part, and Joseph Yates of the same County and State of the other part, withnesseth, that the said Jeremiah Compton and Courtney, his wife, in consideration of the covenants to be performed on the part on the said Joseph Yates, in favor of the said Jeremiah Compton and Courtney his wife herein after approved, and the further, consideration of one dollar to them in hand paid by the said Joseph Yates, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do grant bargain and sell unto the said Joseph Yates, two certain tracts or parcels of land, lying and being in the said County of Russell in New Garden on the waters of Thompson Creek, one tract containing eighty two acres be the same more or less; was conveyed to the said Jeremiah Compton by James Dixon and Rachel his wife by deed bearing date the 26th day of October 1820, and bounded as followed, to wit; Beginning at a double black oak a corner of Jacob Combs land, and running with his line, N 30 degrees E. 83 poles to a large white oak, and leaving said line S. 69 degrees E. 71 poles to two red oaks on the side of a branch, S. 9 degrees E. 87 poles to a white oak, S. 13 degrees W. 40 poles to two white oaks on the top of a ridge, N 83 degrees W. 40 poles to a double dogwood on the top of a ridge, N 38 degrees W. 112 poles to the beginning. The other tract containing thirty two acres more or less; adjoining the above, was conveyed to the said Jeremiah Compton by deed from Patrick Kendrick and Elizabeth his wife bearing date on the 9th day of April 1821, and is bounded as followeth, to wit: Beginning at a double dogwood and white walnut corner to Jacob Combs land N. 86 degrees W. 32 poles to two spanish oaks on the top of a ridge, N 58 degrees W. 40 poles to two red oaks on the top of a ridge S. 69 degrees W. 36 poles to a sugartree on the bank of branch, N 18 degrees W. 52 poles to a large poplar in the mouth of a hollow, N 76 degrees E. 60 poles to a double black oak corner to said, Combs and with his line, S. 32 degrees E. 92 poles to the beginning; with all their appurtenances. To have and to hold the said tracts or parcels of land with all their appurtenances unto the said Joseph Yates and his heirs, to the sole use and behoof of him the said Joseph Yates, and his heirs forever. And the said Jeremiah Compton and Courtney his wife for themselves and their heirs do covenant with the said Joseph Yates and his heirs, that they the said Jeremiah Compton and Courtney his wife, and their heirs, the said tracts or parcels of land with all their appurtenances unto the said Joseph Yates and his heirs, against the claims of all person whomsoever, shall warrant and will forever defend. And the said Joseph Yates for himself and his heirs, doth covenant and agree to and with the said Jeremiah Compton and Courtney his wife, as follows; That the said Joseph Yates will suffer and permit the said Jeremiah Compton and Courtney his wife to reside in and occupy as their own, their present dwelling home upon the land aforesaid, during their and each of their natural lives, and that the said Joseph Yates or his heirs, execution or administers , shall constantly and at all times keep, provide and furnish the said Jeremiah Compton and Courtney his wife, respectively, with good wholesome and sufficient provisions in meat, drink, and their support with suitable and sufficient and comfortable clothing and bedding, and firewood, with what they now have in use; and with nursing and attendance when sick or infirm, during their and each of their natural lives, and a suitable burial when they may die. In witness whereof the said parties have hereunto subscribed their names and affixed their seals the day and year first herein written.
Polly Compton (____ - 1831)
Bartemus Compton (1815 - 1899)*
Jeremiah W. Compton (1819 - 1890)*
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