Descendants of First LANDRUM in North Central Louisiana

Third Generation

5. William LANDRUM (James , First ) was born about 1690 in Essex County, Virginia. He died on 9 Apr 1778 in Lunenburg County, Virginia.

William married Martha (LANDRUM). Martha was born about 1720. She died in Jun 1782 in Essex County, Virginia.

They had the following children:

  18 M i Richard LANDRUM.
  19 F ii Nancy LANDRUM.
  20 F iii Elizabeth LANDRUM.
        Elizabeth married James HUNGERFORD. James was born before 1750/1755. He died on 21 Jul 1828 in Williamson County, Tennesse.
  21 F iv Mary LANDRUM "Polly".
        Mary married Jesse MORGAN on 21 Dec 1789 in Lunenburg County, Virginia.
  22 F v Anny LANDRUM.
  23 F vi Sallly LANDRUM.
  24 F vii Rachel LANDRUM.

7. Winfield LANDRUM (James , First ) was born about 1694 in Essex County, Virginia.

Winfield married Francis RAMSEY Sr.. Francis was born about 1704 in Virginia. He died in Sep 1767.

They had the following children:

  25 M i Francis RAMSEY Jr..

16. Dr. John D. LANDRUM Jr. (John D. , First ) was born in 1696 in Essex County, Virginia. He died in 1774 in Chatham County, North Carolina.

In 1720 John sold land in Essex County that had been left to Jane Landrum under the will of Martin Johnson.

In 1722 John purchased 595 acres of land in Spotsylvania County from Larkin and Hannah Chew. On October 7, 1729 he sold this land for 12,000 pounds of tobacco.

In 1734 the western part of Spotsylvania County became part of Orange County. In that year John was listed in Orange County as "Surveyor of Roads." In the same year he also patented 250 acres back of "Great Mountain," (now the Blue Ridge Mountains) at the mouth of the south fork of the Shenandoah River.

In 1736 he was granted a patent to 650 acres in the Great Fork of the Rappahanock River.

In 1738 he executed a deed of lease and release to Peter Refnough conveying land in Orange County.

John was involved in lawsuits with William Catlett in 1738, 1739, and 1740.

In 1746 the Ray Research Collection refers to a grant to John.

John moved with six of his sons (Thomas stayed in Virginia but later moved to Oglethorpe County, Georgia) to Orange (Chatham County), North Carolina where he received a land grant acres from Lord Granville in 1754. He was listed as a taxpayer in Chatham County in 1755. He returned to England, outfitted ships, and brought settlers by way of Cape Fear to the interior where he sold them plots from the grant.

As the Revolutionary War approached and a radical spirit took hold, the settlers became dissatisfied that they had been required to pay John Landrum, Jr., for the land, which they decided should have been free.

In 1774 at the height of the controversy, John, Jr. died. His son John Landrum III, who was a Tory, took charge and was murdered by Ephriam Alexander during a riot of settlers. Alexander was briefly jailed but then released without trial by the Revolutionary state legislature, which was apparently not too concerned about the death of a Tory. John's son Thomas meted out his own justice by seeking out his father's murderer and killed him. Thomas fled to Georgia to his uncle Joseph Landrum of St. Paul's Parish when he was released on bond, but he was captured and brought back to Hillsborough for trial. In the trial that followed, Thomas was acquitted for the murder, but he was convicted on a charge of horse stealing, which perhaps he committed during his escape, "condemned to death as a Tory," and hanged.

John married (1) Mary CHEW daughter of Larkin CHEW Sr. and Hannah SMITH-ROY about 1720 in Spotsylvania (Orange) County, Virginia. Mary was born in 1700 in Essex County, Virginia. She died in 1755.

Another name: Mary Johnson.
Another name:
At Genforum Message #1186, titled “John Landrum 1720 Deed History”, I trace the history of a piece of land which seems to me to have the same metes & bounds as the land sold by John Landrum in the 1720 deed. It should be noted in the 1701 deed, Nicholas Copeland leaves the 100 acres to his grand daughter, Mary Adkinson, after the decease of ‘son and daughter’ Charles and Anne Adkinson. We therefore find that title to the 100 acres of land passes, in the last instance that I could find in Essex County records, to Mary Adkinson. Since it is a John Landrum with his wife Mary who sells the 100 acres of land with these metes and bounds, it seems reasonable that Mary is, in fact, Mary Adkinson, daughter of Charles and Anne Adkinson, and granddaughter of Nicholas Copeland.

John and Mary had the following children:

+ 26 M i John D. LANDRUM III
+ 27 M ii Thomas LANDRUM Sr.
+ 28 M iii Joseph LANDRUM Sr.
+ 29 M iv Charles LANDRUM
+ 30 M v Benjamin LANDRUM Sr.

John married (2) Mary BUCKNER in 1723 in Exxex County, Virginia. Mary was born in 1700. She died in 1755.

They had the following children:

+ 31 M vi Reuben LANDRUM
+ 32 M vii Samuel B. LANDRUM

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