EARLY SETTLERS OF THE PATTERSON CREEK VALLEY

This information is from the JC Sanders Papers. I'm assuming they were compiled around 1930. At that time, he stated this information was obtained from papers in the possession of Mrs. J H A Brown, a descendent of Abraham (?Abram) Johnson. If anyone knows who has possession of these papers today, please let me know. I would love to see if I could obtain a copy of them and put them online so we could all share them.

Patti

The first of these papers a receipt given by Thomas Harding to Abram Johnson for 16 shillings in full account and dated November 18, 1738.
Another receipt from Thomas Chester Sheriff of Frederick County, VA to Nicholas Reasoner for his county and Parish levy due for the year 1745, dated the 15th of April that year. Alexander Campbell, sheriff, receipts to Abram Johnson for his county and Parish levy for the year 1747, and on July 15th 1749, Solomon Hedges, by order of Samuel Canel, sheriff, receipts to Abram Johnson for his county and parish levy for 1748.
Some of the notes and receipts call for "Jersy mony" other for "light mony" and practically all receipts end this clause: "I say received by me"
The following is a good example:
April 7, 1742 Then: Received of Oke Johnson upon the account of Nathaniel Rolfe the Sum of fifteen Shillings. Bening in part of a debt owe to him. I say received by me..
Johaanth Rolfe.
Another receipt is as follows:
July 21 1743 I received from Abraham Johnson full of all payment for the boards which is now my uper floor. I say received by me Samuel Lockhart
On the same date the same Samuel Lockhart receipts to the same Abraham Johnson in the sum of one pound and eight shillings, "light money" for two hefer calves. To this receipt are witnesses: William Johnson and Thomas Ross.
Another interesting paper is an order from Robert Allen, dated Nov 16 1748, to John Warnich to pay to Abraham Johnson what he owes said Allen and the sum is stated to be one shilling and sixpense. This order was to be Warnick's receipt. Evidently it was not paid for the order is still in possession of the Johnson family.
Evidently the Johnsons were rather particular business people for practically all noted after payment by them were preserved with their names torn from the note. The following is a good example: April 6 1743, twelve months after date I promise to pay to Alex. Cambell or order one pound fifteen shillings and tenpence Jersey Money at 8 for 02 for Value Rec..d. The name is torn from the note but the reverse bears the notation Johnson to Campbell and on the reverse end the following: August 13 1744: Rec'd of the within note 8 sh & 9d by me Qunitin McClome
Another one reads: March 18 1743/44 Thou Record: the sum of Sixteen shillings in full of Book acc't from Abraham Johnson to this day..I say received by me Nath' Coooper
some of these papers show their face that the Gregorian Calendar was in dispute and not fully accepted by the English American Colonies at it was in 1752. The following is an example of this: Rec've by the hand of Mrs. Oake Johnson the sum of one pound being in full for a not of the like sum posted to me by her son, Abraham, Dated this 12th day of March 1742/3 Rich' s Williams
These papers reveal rather conclusive evidence that some of the Johnson family, probably either William or Abraham, were connected in some official way, manager or atent, of the Ohio Company whose Ware-houses and store stood on the river bluff at Ridgeley from 1750 till about 1755 when the VA Colonial Government took it and converted in into a Fort. Among these Johnson papers is an account of this Ohio Company with Abraham Johnson through William Johnson and is as follows:
Dr. Abraham Johnson to the Ohio Company
1750
Oct 5 To Sundrys sent by Wm Johnson
  1 Blanket.......................................Lo--16--0
  1/2 yd of red stroud.......................@12/6yd. 6--3 L1--2-3
Nov 6 To 1 1/2 yd of half thicks...............@ 3/6-------------L0--12-6
  L2--0-0
Cr.
Nov 6.................By Cash..................L0--5--8
  Ball'c due the Ohio Company......................................L0--5--8
  12--0--0
"Errors excepted"
Evidently the manager of the Company was Mark Webster as the reverse of the accoutn is receipted by him. An old stitched account book bears the following notations:
Hogs -2622 lbs.-----2718 bls -------2710 lbs.

John Koukindal--Dr. in liker-----------0---0---9
  Ditto ----------------------------0--0----6
  Ditto to ches ----------------------------- 1---5---0
Cr'dt John Koukidal - in "Pancelvany" money--------2007---6
Cr'dt in Cash---------------------------------------------------------7--8
John Koukindal payd to William Anderson in money.4...4...7
Payd to Richard Polson for hog-----------------------------0---6---2
Benjamin Kukendol----------hogs---------------------------35--13--5
John Kukandal----------------hogs----------------------------4---7---7
Dr. to Matthew Rodgers for two hogs---------------------1--17--0
Credit to William Anderson for hogs----------------------14--14--0
Benjamin Kunendal payd in corn----------------------------0--3--0
Mr. Nunigens--mony-------------------------------------------21--00--0
Mr. Stradolds--mony-------------------------------------------6--15--0
Mr. Rays---------mony------------------------------------------12--13---0
Mrs. Ray--------mony------------------------------------------24--14---5
Mr. Cambel-----mony-------------------------------------------5--15--3 1/2
John Deker-------------------------------------------------------1---3---2
Fat for the Company--------------------------------------------14 pounds
From these papers we glean that the following families were settlers in the Patterson Creek Valley and the region between Fort Ashby and Fort Ohio previous to 1750,
JOHNATHAN ROLFE, THOMAS HARDING, WILLIAM HONSON, ABRAM JOHNSON, OKEY JOHNSON, SOLOMON HEDGES, ROBERT ALLEN, THOMAS CHESTER (sheriff of Frederick Co 1745), QUINTIN MCCOLME, JAMES COLWELL, MARK WEBSTER (manager of Ohio Co 1750), ALEXANDER CAMPBELL, SAMUEL LOCKHART, THOMAS ROSS, SAMUEL CANAL, NICHOLAS REASONER, RICH WILLIAM, NATHANIAL COOPER, EZEKIAL MULFORD, JOHN DECKER, JOHN KUYKENDALL, BENJAMIIN KUYKENDALL, HUMPHREY BROOK (Clerk of Hampshire Co 1754), WILLIAM ANDERSON, RICHARD POLSON, MATTHEW ROGERS, NUNIGENS, STRADOLDS, RAY.
From other sources we gather the following residents of that section at that time:
ELIAS SELLER, THOMAS SELLERS, JOHN ASHBY, PARKER, EDWARDS, MCGUIRE, MACGRIGGEN, WISE, KELLER AND WAGANOR.

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