| || Notes for JERROT (UNPROVEN) RANSOM:|
Pure speculation here. I have no real proof this person even existed other than what I say below!
9/15/99 thoughts: the occurrence of the name Jared (Jared Leaman Turner), Jerrod (Robert Jerrod Ransom), Sarah Jarratt m. Benjamin C. Ransom and finally, the sometimes indicated Jerrott Ransom taking the oath of allegiance in Bute Co. in Capt. Milner's District along with Reuben Ransom, provokes some wondering. Info from Josie Reid says in reference to Reuben's burial, three Ransom brothers were Rev. soldiers. That would be John Jr., Reuben and an unknown, perhaps Jerrott. Note that in Wm Alston's list of oath takers is a John Jarit. The oath was ordered Feb. 1778 by Bute County Court. Both Reuben and Jerrott Ransom are shown in Capt. Milner's Dist. as taking the oath. Albeit, sometimes the Jerrott Ransom is shown as Jerrott(?) Sandy. So, it kinda makes sense that a Jerrot female may have married into the family and this son, Jerrot, was named in honor. If so, can speculate he was younger than John and Reuben - he wasn't listed in 1771 Militia - so, would be less than 14 then, say - thus b. after 1757. Possibly died in the War? That would explain his disappearence. You know...another thought here...maybe the John Ransom Jr.'s middle name was Jerrott? Or vice versa?
Note that Reuben Ransom Sr.'s daughter, Jane who married Archibald Turner, named her second son Jared Leeman Turner. The Leeman would be after her mother. Why would she use the name Jared except to honor an uncle or some such?