JOHNSON CREEK - PATRICK CO., VA
Jared Branson Sr. is found in deed records
on Johnson Creek in Patrick Co., Virginia. He was listed with Thomas
James and Mary Doke (Doak),
John Yeates (Yates) alias Smith, Eliphaz Shelton and others. Below
are some comments about these people.
DEED At Johnson Creek 23,
102, 231, 574, 583, 714
BAKER; Garrot BRANSON; Thomas DILLARD; James, Mary DOKE;
Edward MOORE; Eliphaz SHELTON; Thomas SUMNER; John YEATES/YATES
alias SMITH; Robert WOODS
Dillard and Ruth Goad were the parents of
Susan/Sarah Dillard who married Jared's eldest son, John Jefferson Branson
on Dec. 15, 1803 in Patrick, VA. Thomas was the son of James Dillard
and Mary Ann Hunt. James was born in James City County, VA Oct. 15,
1727. Mary Ann was born Apr 28, 1734 in Essex, VA. They both
died in Amherst, VA. Thomas Dillard was born c1755 in Pittsylvania
(then Halifax), VA. Ruth Goad, daughter of Abraham Goad Jr., was
born c1740 also in Pittsylvania, VA.
The Dillard family was quite large and some
of them lived in Pittsylvania VA,
Caroline VA and elsewhere.
Susan/Sarah Dillard's sister, Ruth Dillard,
married William McMillan, son of Abram or Abraham McMillan of Halifax, VA.
William's brother, Stephen, married Martha Blansett (or Blanchet) in 1810
in Patrick, VA. She was possibly the daughter of Peter Blansett who
was from Amelia, VA and was in Henry, VA in 1777. Martha's probable
brother, Archibald, was married Oct. 30, 1799 in Patrick, VA and Thomas
Branson and William Yeatts were sureties. A John Yeates was listed
with Jared Branson at Johnson Creek, Patrick, VA. This Thomas
Branson was probably the son of Jared Branson Sr. who would have been 21
years of age at that time.
Here are some records for Thomas
Virginia Tax Payers,
Thomas Dillard Montgomery County (Jared Branson was also
listed; also Thomas Branson)
Index of the 1810 Patrick
County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
Branson, Gerrard, Jr.
Dilliard, Edward (son of Thomas)