AMERICA THE GREAT MELTING POT
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|Born: Abt. 1749 South Farnham, Essex Co., VA
|Married: Sep 1771
|Died: Bef. 25 Jul 1785 when husband selling land.|
John Stewart Chilton
1. Ann Chilton
2. Rachell Chilton
3. Rebecca Chilton
4. Patty Chilton
5. Charles Chilton
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"John Stewart (Chilton) He married first Mary Samford, daughter of Thomas and Frances (--) Samford, who was born 5 May 1739. On 10 July 1770 John Amos Samford of Essex County sold him four Negro slaves. His second wife, whom he married by Sept. 1771, was Patty Young, daughter of Henry and Rachel (Smith) Young of Essex County. John Smith gave bond as guardian of the orphans of Henry Young, including Patty, on 16 Oct. 1773 and accounts of William Young and James Jones as guardians of Patty were recorded as late as 11 Aug 1764. John Stewart Chilton moved to Charles Co., MD., where he appears to have been living by 1780. He purchased John Cooper's interest in "Watson's Purchase", a tract of 62 acres in Durham Parish on the Potomac River on 3 Jan. 1783 and sold this land to Col. John Hoskins Stone on 25 July 1785. He made his will on 2 Oct. 1786. He gave a Negro slave and personalty to his son John Chilton and provided that his son Thomas should have 50 pd if he ever returned. The residue was given equally to his minor children, Ann, Rachell, Rebecca, Patty and Charles. He gave the care of the four girls to their aunt Milly Richards and placed Charles under the care of his friend Mr. Henry Young of Essex Co., VA. Henry Young and Smith Young were named as executors. By a codicil dated 17 Jan. 1789 he gave a slave to his son Charles."