Essex County and Cumberland/Chesterfield County, VA
I am hoping someone can help me connect some of the dots between some associated families that appear to have been related to each other and moved in similiar directions. The families I am looking at are Covington, Hawkins, Young, Landrum and Pugh.
I have 3 Landrums in my family database.My 5x great-grandmother is Martha Landrum who was married to Willoughby Pugh.This couple had a son named Young Pugh who married a Mary Ann Landrum March 7, 1792 in Amelia County, VA. Her father was Young Landrum who moved with the couple to TN.Young Pugh and Mary Ann Landrum had a daughter Nancy Pugh who married William Landrum on January 30, 1799 in Green Co., TN.Willoughby had a sister named Elizabeth Pugh.According to most genealogies she married a man named William Landman but considering the couple named two of their children, Rosamund and Young, I am think the name was transcribed incorrectly and William could be a Landrum too. I do not know or if these Landrums are related and that is what I am looking into.
While Willoughby Pugh and Martha Landrum lived in Essex County there were numerous deeds, Court orders and Wills that show the names of my Willoughby Pugh (Williby Pue or Pew) serving as witness where the principles concerned were Thomas Hawkins, Young Hawkins.I believe that this Thomas Hawkins is the one who married Ann Covington around 1696 and that Young Hawkins is the son of Thomas. I believe he had a daughter Mary Hawkins who married Thomas Landrum (who moved toward Orange County) and Elizabeth Hawkins who married James Landrum.Elizabeth Hawkins and James Landrum, were the parents of a Young or Younger Landrum.I think this couple may in some way to be connected to all the other Landrums mentioned above.I wonder if this Young Landrum may have been the father of Mary Ann Landrum who married the son of Willoughby Pugh, Young Pugh.Young Pugh lived for a time in Amelia County and later moved to Amherst Co.I believe his Father-in-law, Young Landrum, made the same move to Amherst and is the Captain Young (Younger) Landrum who was captain of a company of VA militia men from Amherst during the Revolutionary War.Young Pugh also served in the Revolution and in his pension application he states he was born in Cumberland Co. in 1754. I believe the Pugh family took up residence in the Eastern portion of Cumberland Co. just S. of the James River near the Huguenot settlement of Manikintowne (Manakin Town).Several of Willoughby’s sons were married in Manikentowne. This area is now located in Powhatan County, but at the time would have been that part of Goochland County that became Cumberland Co. In 1759 the tithe table for Cumberland Co. shows, Willoughby Pugh.In the Douglas Register is a marriage for the same year for Matty Hawkins marriedto Thomas Landrum.In the register is says that both are from Manikentowne, and were married on October 1, 1759.A few years later (1762) in Western Chesterfield County, a piece of land was sold by Jacob Trabue to Robert Moseley the land was adjacent to (among others) Samuel Landrum and “Willaby Pew”. From the description of the land it appears the two were neighbors. The following year in 1763 a piece of land passed from Willoughby Pugh to Young Landrum.
Does any of this ring a bell?Can anyone link any of these people definitively with documentation one to another?