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John Totten, Sr.

Male 48 - 1826  (177 years)


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  • Name John Totten 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 1744-48  Hempstead, Nassau, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military 1774  Dunmore's War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land/Deeds 1776  Wolf Creek, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 7 April 1781  Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List 1782  Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List 1789  Rich Valley, Wythe County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List 1789-1792  Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Tax List 1793  Rich Valley, Wythe County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Petition 23 October 1793  Wythe County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Petition 25 November 1795  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deed 14 Jan 1796  Wythe County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Tax List 1800  Wythe County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deed 4 October 1804  Wythe County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Deed 11 November 1804   Wythe County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Deed 13 May 1824  Rich Valley, Wythe County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Will 5 June 1825  Wythe County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 14 November 1826  Wythe County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 177 years 
    Person ID P4905  Burress Genealogy of Virginia | My Ancestors

    Father John Totten
              b. 1703, Hempstead, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 22 November 1773, Fishkill, Dutchess, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Levina Churchill 
    Married 1740  Hempstead, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1694  Group Sheet

    Wife Drusilla Dodd
              b. 1748, Amherst County, Virginia (?) Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Jan 23, 1843, Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 1765  New York or Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 14 children 
    Family ID F1605  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1765 - New York or Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand/Deeds - Assignee of 150 acres of Muddy Fork of Wolf Creek in 1777 (settled 1773) & 300 acres on Walkers Creek in 1776. Early Advent. on the Western Waters by M.B Kegley - 1776 - Wolf Creek, Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Listed in Thomas Ingle's Company of Militia - 7 April 1781 - Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - Tax list of Montgomery County, Va. 1782 (Page 32) John Totten, tithes, noneslaves, none; horses none; cattle, none; land, yes - 1782 - Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - Montgomery County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List B. 1789, 26 Feb 1790 John Totten, white male over 21, 1 male 16-20, no slaves, 4 horses. North Fork Holston River, Rich Valley - 1789 - Rich Valley, Wythe County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - Augusta Co. 1750-70, Fincastle 1770-76, Montgomery 1776-99, Page 402, dated 1792. John Totten, Defendant: Commonwealth, Plaintiff >>>> - 1789-1792 - Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - Wythe County, Virginia Tax List 1793 (Wythe County was formed from Montgomery County in 1790) John Totten, Rich Valley on North Fork Holston Riverno males between 16-21 years, no slaves, 4 horses - 1793 - Rich Valley, Wythe County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPetition - John Totten signed petition of inhabitants of Wythe and Russell counties to form new County, October 23, 1793 (Archives of the Pioneers of Tazewell County, Va page 290) - 23 October 1793 - Wythe County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPetition - John Totten signed petition to form Tazewell County, November 25, 1795 (Archives of the Pioneers of Tazewell County, Va page 290) - 25 November 1795 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - This indenture made the fourteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand sever hundred and ninety six between Philip Umbarger and Leah is wife of the County of Wythe and State of Virginia of the one part and John (More...) - 14 Jan 1796 - Wythe County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - Wythe Co, VA Tax List A 17 Apr 1800 John Totten,1 male over 16, 3 horses Sam'l Totten, 1 male over 16, 3 horses Amos Totten, 1 male over 16, John Sam'l Amos were contacted on the same day Henry Stephen, indicaticating they lived close to each other. - 1800 - Wythe County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - This indenture made this fourth day of October eighteen hundred and four between John Totten and Drusy his wife of Wythe and State of Virginia of the one part and Samuel Totten - 4 October 1804 - Wythe County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - This indenture made this 11th day of November 1804 between Philip Umbarger and Leah his wife to the county of Wythe and state of Virginia of the one part and John Totten - 11 November 1804 - Wythe County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - This Indenture made this 13th day of May in the year of our Lord 1824 between John Totten, Sr. and Drusilla his wife of the County of >>>> - 13 May 1824 - Rich Valley, Wythe County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - This is to certify that my will is that my wife Drusilla should keep the dwelling house and household furniture and all the moveable property exact as much as will pay my just debts and the balance for her to do with as she thinks proper as >>>> - 5 June 1825 - Wythe County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 November 1826 - Wythe County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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    1. [S-1327142678] Chancery Order Books, Augusta Co. 1750-70, Fincastle 1770-76, Montgomery 1776-99, Page 402, dated 1792., 1789-92.
      John Totten, Defendant: Commonwealth, Plaintiff. The commonwealth of Virginia to the Sheriff of Wythe County, greetings: we command you that of the goods chattels of John Totten late in your bailiwick, you cause to be made five pounds which the commonwealth late in our said county court of Montgomery recovered against him for refusing to give in a list of his taxable property upon oath. Also 208 lbs of tobacco which was expensed in prosecuting his presentment whereof he is convict, as appears to us, of record. And that you have the same before the justices of our said court, at the courthouse, on the 1st Tuesday in April next to render to the said commonwealth of the debt and costs aforesaid. And have them there this writ. Witness Abram Trigg Clerk of our said court, at the said courthouse, the 23? Day of January in the 14th year of the commonwealth. Teste Abram Trigg D.C 139 lbs total at 12/5 69 lbs at 10/5 The commonwealth of Virginia to the Sheriff of Wythe County, Greeting, we command that you summon John Totten to appear before the justices of our court of Montgomery County at the courthouse on the first Tuesday in the next month ? and show to them cause if any he can why he should not be fined and truly? Taxed for refusing to give his list of taxable property upon oath for the year 1789 – agreeable to law and have them there his writ, witness Abram Trigg Clerk of our said court of Montgomery at the court house the 8th day of June in the 14th year of our commonwealth. Test. Charles Taylor D.S.

    2. [S-1444881216] Deed Book, John Totten from Philip and Leah Umbarger, Deed Book 1, page 435, Wythe County, Va, 14 January 1796.
      John Totten from Philip and Leah Umbarger, Deed Book 1, page 435, Wythe County, Va. 19 pounds, 19 acres, Rich Valley, N. Fork of Holston River, 14 Jan 1796.This indenture made the fourteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand sever hundred and ninety six between Philip Umbarger and Leah is wife of the County of Wythe and State of Virginia of the one part and John Totten of the county and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of nineteen pounds current money of Virginia to them in hand paid the receipt whereof the said Philip and Leah do hereby acknowledge, do give grant bargain and sell unto the said John Totten one parcel of land containing nineteen acres be the same more or less lying in the rich valley on the waters of the North fork of Holsten River and bounded as followeth, to wit, Beginning at two white oaks on the patent line thence the lines of division North 87 and a half degrees, east 20 poles to a small dogwood and poplar sapling south 8 degrees east 66 poles to a small white walnut south 47 and half degrees west 69 poles to between a hickory and small with thorn on said pattent line and with the lines there of North 62 poles to between two white oaks east 20 poles to a hickory north 45 poles to the beginning together with all its appurtenances to the said John Totten and his heirs to the sole use and behoof of the said John Totten and his heirs and the said Philip Umbarger and Leah his wife for themselves and their heirs the said parcel of land with the appurtenances to the said John Totten and his heirs and against all persons that soever will for the ever warrant and defend in witness whereof the said Philip Umbarger and Leah his wife have here unto subscribed their names and affixed their seals the say and year above written. Philip Umbarger (his mark) Leah Umbarger (her mark)At a court held for the county of Wythe on Tuesday the 11 day of October 1796This indenture of Bargain and sale from Philip Umbarger and Leah his wife to John Totten was acknowledged in court by the said Philip and ordered to be Recorded and on the privy examination of the said Leah she consented there to which is also ordered to be recorded. Teste. Robert Crockett, Clerk.

    3. [S-1444881216] Deed Book, John and Drusy Totten to Samuel Totten, Deed, 4 October 1804.
      John and Drusy Totten to Samuel Totten, Deed Book 4 Page 192, Wythe Co. Va. 100.00. 100 acres, Rich Valley, N. Fork of Holstone River, 4 Oct. 1804This indenture made this fourth day of October eighteen hundred and four between John Totten and Drusy his wife of Wythe and State of Virginia of the one part and Samuel Totten of the County and State aforesaid Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of One hundred dollars to them in hand paid the receipt whereof the said John Totten and Drusy his wife to hereby acknowledge to give grand bargain and sell unto the said Samuel Totten and his heirs forever one certain parcel of land lying in Wythe County in the Rich Valley on the waters of the North Fork of Holston river containing one hundred acres more of less and bounded as followeth to wit. Beginning at a Walnut and Sugartree thence with the line of partition between the said John and Samuel Totten. N11 E49 poles to a large lynn N7 degrees W40 poles to a white oak and sugartree N25 degrees W40 poles to a hickory N30 W34 poles to a buckeye and hickory N25 degrees W40 poles to a walnut N13 degrees W68 poles to a white oak S65 degrees W50 poles to a stony ridge S160 poles to three Lynns N53 degrees E90 poles to a large black oak and thence to the beginning with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said parcel of land with its appurtenances to the sole use and behoof of the said Samuel Totten and his heirs forever and the said John Totten and Drusy his wife forever warrant and defend the said land against all person and persons whatsoever in witness whereof the said John Totten and Drusy his wife have hereunto subscribed their names and affixed their seals the day and year above written. At Wythe December Court 1804. John Totten, Drusilla Totten (her mark)This indenture of bargain sale from John Totten and Drusilla his wife to Samuel Totten was presented in Court and the said John Totten not being able to attend to make his acknowledgement of the same the said Drusilla his wife came into court and being privately examined according to law consented that the said indenture may be recorded acknowledgement of John Totten. Recorded this book page 399. Teste. R. Crockett C.C.

    4. [S-1444881216] Deed Book, Deed to John Totten, from Philip & Leah Umbarger, 108 acres, Rich Valley, $1.00 – Wythe County, Va Deed Book 4, page 189, 11 November 1804.
      Deed to John Totten, from Philip & Leah Umbarger, 108 acres, Rich Valley, 11 November 1804 $1.00 – Wythe County, Va Deed Book 4, page 189This indenture made this 11th day of November 1804 between Philip Umbarger and Leah his wife to the county of Wythe and state of Virginia of the one part and John Totten of the county and state aforesaid for and in consideration of one dollar to him in hand paid the receipt whereof the said Phillip Umbarger and Leah his wife to hereby acknowledge to give, grant, bargain, and sell unto the said John Totten and his heirs forever one certain parcel of land lying in the rich valley and bounded as followeth to wit containing one hundred and eight acres more or less beginning at two black oaks thence south 100 poles to a sugartree and buckeye N70 degrees E 180 poles to a buckeye and walnut N 28 degrees W 68 poles to a buckeye and sugartree thence a due north 68 poles to a stake where the two lines intersects and then to the beginning with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said parcel of land with its appurtenances to the sole use and behoof of the said John Totten and his heirs forever and the said Phillip Umbarger and Leah his wife, will forever warrant and defend against themselves and their heirs, and all persons claiming under them. In witness whereof they have hereunto subscribed their names and affixed their seals the day and year above written. Philip Umbarger (seal) Leah Umbarger (seal)At a court held for Wythe County on Tuesday the 11th day of December 1804. This indenture of bargain and sale from Philip Umbarger and Leah his wife to John Totten was acknowledged in Court the said Leah the wife having been first privately examined as the law directs and ordered to be recorded. Teste. R. Crockett, Clerk

    5. [S-1444881216] Deed Book, John Sr. & Drusilla Totten to Samuel Totten Sr., Deed Book 9, page 571, Wythe co., Va., $252.00 acres, Rich Valley , 13 May 1824.
      John Sr. & Drusilla Totten to Samuel Totten Sr., Deed Book 9, page 571, Wythe co., Va., $252.00 acres, Rich Valley 13 May 1824This Indenture made this 13th day of May in the year of our Lord 1824 between John Totten, Sr. and Drusilla his wife of the County of Wythe and State of Virginia of the one part and Samuel Totten, Sen'r of the County and State aforesaid of other part witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and fifty two dollars lawful money, of this Commonwealth to them in hand paid at or before the ensiling and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged do give grant bargain and sell and by these presents have bargained and sold unto the said Samuel Totten Sen'r. one certain tract or parcel of Land containing thirty six acres lying in the Rich Valley bounded as followeth to wit beginning at a sugar tree and ash thence north 4 degrees E 23 poles to a hickory north 55 degrees E. 40 poles to a dead sugar tree north 33 degrees E. 13 poles to a sugar tree north 24 degrees W. 90 poles to a Stake near a Sugar tree marked South 51 degrees W. 60 poles to a hickory on a line of division between said Tottens south 24 degree E. 41 poles to a sugar tree and white oak and south 7 degrees E. 49 poles to the beginning to have and to hold the said parcel of land with all its appurtenances to the sole use and behoof of the said Samuel Totten, Sen'r. and his heirs forever and the said John Totten Sen'r. & Drusilla his wife will forever warrant and defend the said land against the lawful claim or claims of all and every person or persons whatsoever. ln witness whereof the said John Totten Sen'r. and Drusilla his wife hath hereunto affixed their Seals the day and year first above written.John Totten Sen'r, Seal Drusilla Totten, SealWythe County to Wit We Evan Davis and James Davis Justices of the peace in the County aforesaid do hereby certify that John Totten Sen'r. and Drusilla his wife parties to a certain deed bearing date from the 13th May 1824 and hereto summoned personally appeared before us and acknowledged the same to be their act and deed and desired us to certify the said acknowledgment to the clerk of the County Court of Wythe in order that the said deed may be recorded. given under our hand and seals this 13th day of May 1824 Evan Davis, Seal Jas Davis, SealVirginia At a Court held for Wythe County the 8th day of June 1824. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale from John Totten Sr. and Drusilla his wife to Samuel Totten Sr. together with the Certificate of acknowledgement and privy examination annexed was returned to Court and Ordered to be recorded. Teste J. P Mathews, CC

    6. [S-1444881224] Will/Estate Papers, Will Book 3, Page 233 Wythe County Virginia, 5 June 1825.
      John Totten – Will June 5th, 1825 This is to certify that my will is that my wife Drusilla should keep the dwelling house and household furniture and all the moveable property exact as much as will pay my just debts and the balance for her to do with as she thinks proper as witness by hand and seal. William Totten David DaughertyJohn Totten (his mark) Virginia At a Court held for Wythe County at the Court House on Tuesday November 14th 1826. This the last will and Testament of John Totten Dec’d was presented in court, proved by the oath of William Totten one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.At a Court held for Wythe County at the Court House on Tuesday Nov’r 14th 1826. This the last will and Testament of John Totten Dec’d was presented in Court, proved by the oath of William Totten one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Teste. J. P. Mathews C.C Will Book, 13 Page 244 Wythe County, Va. John Totten, Inventory, and Appraisement 8 December 1826 Pursuant to an order of Court to us directed we the under subscribers being first sworn for that purpose do use view and appraise the personal estate of John Totten deceased as follows towit: To 1 cupboard and furniture 13.50 To 1 table and candlestand and Spread 3.00 To smoothing Irons, candle holds and scissors .50 To 9 chears (chairs?), 2 wheels and a reel 4.00 To 3 beds and furniture and other clothing 42.00 To 2 hackles, hand saw, 1 auger chisel and 2 hammers 2.25 To bags and barrels 2.00 To 1 loo? and tackling To 1 table and ciching (kitchen?) furniture 3.50 To 3 pare of drawing geers 6.00 To 1 kettle pots and ovens and potracks 7.00 To 3 aces, 1 matax and Snood 3.50 To 1 grindstone 2.00 To 1 pare of fier (fire) irons 1.50 To 2 plows, 1 narrow and lock chane (chain) 5.25 To 22 stock hogs and some pigs 22.00 To 6 head of cattle 34.75 To 9 head of sheep 8.25 To 1 wagon and theacher? 37.00 To 18 fat hogs 37.00 To 1 negro girl 250.00 To 1 crib of corn 37.50 To a quantity of Rye 10.00 To a quantity of oats 7.00 Given in by the administratrix two pieces of caston not present they two holding Seventy Gallons. 10.00 Solomon McDonald, Thomas Bates, William Richardson. Virginia – At a court held for Wythe County on Tuesday the 12th day of December 1826. This inventory and appraisement of the Estate of John Totten Dec’d was returned to Court and ordered to be recorded. Teste, J. P. Mathews C.C.