Joanna Farrow 
a Timeline of Events in Her Life
NOTE:Joanna Farrow's aunt, Ann Farrow, daughter of William Farrow and Ann(Thornton or Alexander), was married to Samuel Wells.

23 MARCH 1778 - YOHOGANIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Annals of the Carnegie Museum: MINUTES OF COURT OF YOHOGANIA COUNTY - 23 MAR 1778
  Upon the information of Joseph Beeler Gent. That a certain Samuel Wellsand Johanna Farrow doth at this time and has for some time past beatwounded and evilly treated Ann the wife of the aforesaid Samuel. Ordered that the Clerk issue a Subpona to Call the said Samuel Wellsand Joanna Farrow before the next Court to be held for this County toanswer to the above charges and that Joseph Davis and Hanna  hiswife, John Crawford and Effee his wife, John Minter, Moses White, andEdmond Lindsey be subponed as Witnesses.

28 MARCH 1780 - YOHOGANIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Annalsof the Carnegie Museum: MINUTES OF COURT OF YOHOGANIACOUNTY.                       
   At a Court Continued & held for the Cunty of Yohogania March 28th 1780.
Bazil BROWN v Robt. HAMILTON, Thos. HAMILTON Spl. Bail & impl.
   Ordered that Saml WELLS be summoned to appear before the next Court to
answer the Petition of Ann WELLS his wife & that attachment Issue that
he give security to appear & abide the order of Court & that he be of
the peace toward the sd Ann and all other good subjects of this
Commonwealth.

1780-1781 - WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

Around 1780, Yohogania county Virginia ceased to exist and this area became part of Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania.

The King vs Joanna PHAROAH.  Assault and Battery on Agnes WELLS. True
Bill. Process awarded. Issued.

15 SEPTEMBER 1781 - JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY
Samuel Wells was killed by Indians in Jefferson County, Kentucky (Long Run Massacre).

3 DEC 1781 - JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY

Jefferson County, Kentucky Records
Volume 1
Kentucky Records Series
By Michael L. Cook, C.G.  and Bettie A. Cummings Cook, C.G.

In County Court Minute Book A
Page 13
Administration of the estate of Samuel WELLS, dec'd, granted to his son
Samuel WELLS, he entering bond of 30,000 pounds with John FLOYD and
William POPE, Gentlemen, his sureties.  Recorded December 3, 1781.

3 DEC 1781 - JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY

Jefferson County, Kentucky Records
Volume 1
Kentucky Records Series
By Michael L. Cook, C.G.  and Bettie A. Cummings Cook, C.G.

In County Court Minute Book A
  page 14,
At a Court held for Jefferson County, the 3rd of December, 1781.  It
appearing to the Court that the following Persons, are entitled by
virtue of an Act of Assembly passed May last, to four hundred acres of
land, each.  Orders that the County Surveyor lay off to them
accordingly, viz:.........Joanna FARROW.....
There is a huge list of names of people, and she was listed on it. 

1782-1783 KENTUCKY?  VIRGINIA?
Recordshave not been found for the marriage of Joanna Farrow to Jacob Close,however considering that records exist showing Joanna Farrow filed suitagainst Samuel Wells estate in her maiden name in 1782, it is myestimate that she and Jacob Close married around 1782-1783.

1782 - 1784 JEFFERSON or NELSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY
JohnClose was born to Jacob Close and Joanna Farrow.  John Close diedNovember 6, 1865. Records about his death show his age at death as81-82.

10 APRIL 1784 - JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY

Jefferson County, Kentucky Records
Volume 1
Kentucky Records Series
By Michael L. Cook, C.G.  and Bettie A. Cummings Cook, C.G.

In County Court Minute Book A
Page 21, FARRAR v. WELLS'Administrator, dismissed. April 10, 1784

1784 - NELSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY IS CREATED FROM JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY

1785 - NELSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY

Nelson County, Kentucky Tax Tithe - 1785
Nelson County Tithes 1785-1791, Nelson Co., KY
Close  George & son  2  56  Philip Philips 1790
Close  George and son; Christopher Nesley  3  21  Robt Hodgen 1791
Close  George; Patrick Brown; 2 negros  3  2  Rbt Hodgen 1787
Close  George  1  19  Andw Hines 1788
Close  Jacob  1  46  Tho. Helm 1785

2 JUNE 1787 - NELSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY

John Close signs as surator on the Marriage Bond of Polly Mills and James Hendrix
James Hardin signs as surator on the Marriage Bond of Ethelbert Mills and Anna Wells.
Note:James Hardin was married to Margaret  "Peggy" Wells, sister ofAnna Wells and Elisabeth "Betsy" Wells.  Margaret "Peggy" Wells,Anna Wells and Elisabeth "Betsy" Wells were daughters of Samuel Wells.

1789 - NELSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY

Nelson County Tithe:
Delinquent return, Jacob Close - by William Hynes, 1789

1793 - NELSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY

Nelson County, Kentucky Tax Tithe - 1793
Joannah Close shown with 3 cattle - no white males or blacks or land.


1793 - 1794 PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Prince William Reliquary Vol. 2, No. 3 (July 2003)
RELIC, Bull Run Regional Library, Manassas Virginia

Page - 66 ?

DUMFRIES DISTRICT COURT LAND CAUSES, 1793-1811
Abstracted by William M. Balderson, Jr.

ALand causes lawsuit filed was by Ann Farrow, widow of William Farrow inthe interest of Joanna Farrow, concerning land that was willed toJoanna Farrow. In this lawsuit Ann Farrow claimed that John Graham andAlexander Farrow "against the Consent of their Colleague Ann Farrow theExecutrix, privately bargained for & sold the said lands to acertain Allen Macrae gent. since deceased. for the sum of one Hundredpounds Virginia Currency, as by the Deeds made by the said Alexander[Farrow] & John [Graham] to the said Allen."

15 OCTOBER 1796 - NELSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY

AlexanderDowdle/Dowdal marriage to Joanna Close, both being above the age of -21 years.  Surety, John P. Brown. ________day of __________,179-  (Date not filled in on bond).
On the same page there wasa marriage:  William Dowdle/Dowdal  married Sarah Brown, bothbeing above the age of 21 years.  Surety, John P. Brown.  Oct15, 1796.

16 OCTOBER 1796

DeAnna Fisher, Nelson County Genealogical Roundtable:

DOWDLE, Alexander & CLOSE, Joanna
married; Oct. 16, 1796
signed bond; John P. Brown
both over 21 years
married by James Rogers, from minister return

1806 OCTOBER 25 - WASHINGTON COUNTY, KENTUCKY

John Close Papers, Hill Memorial Library, LSU, Baton Rouge.

Froma letter written by Elisabeth "Betsy" Wells, daughter of Samuel Wells,to John Close dated 25 October 1806. John Close Papers, Hill MemorialLibrary, LSU, Baton Rouge.

"Dear Brother,
   About two weeks ago your friendly address of the 17th of August came tohand, and my dear brother, I receive its contents as a cementing cordof attachment. Whilst in this unfriendly world which frequentlyseparates those who are under the strongest ties by nature. Your letterafforded me great consolation to find you were yet alive. Your longsilence had raised some doubts with me on that score. I have thelamentable news, to tell you of the death of our sister Mary Hendricksin July last, leaving seven poor motherless children, the youngest ofwhich only 8 months old. She died of a short illness. Her dying requestwas that I should take her infant to raise & Educate. I have hadtwo trips down the Ohio for her children & have brought four ofthem away, the youngest of which I mean thro (sic) Devine assistance toraise as well as my poor Humble situation in life will enable mealthough I find difficulty enough to support myself, the others areamong my sisters Anna & Peggy, who I suppose will do the best theycan for them".

27 FEBRUARY 1810 - ST. LANDRY PARISH, LOUISIANA

Marriagedocuments of John Close to Eurphrosine Barre' show name the parents ofJohn Close as Juanna Farrow/Farrar and Jacob Close.

7 AUGUST 1828 - WASHINGTON COUNTY, KENTUCKY

Froma letter written by Elisabeth "Betsy" Wells, daughter of Samuel Wells,to John Close dated 7 August 1828. John Close Papers, Hill MemorialLibrary, LSU, Baton Rouge.

"Dear Brother I must conclude byinforming you that I have enjoyed some better health this year thancommon but still seem somewhat inclined to be too fleshy and think thatI must one day or other die with the dropsy.

Your affectionate sister
Mary Rose Elizabeth Wells

PCI saw brother Williams daughter at the Monastery near Bardstown who isgoing to school there. She informed me that her mother is well andwished much to see me but I came there too late. I have written her aletter but have not received an answer as yet. she is Maryed she toone Mr. Robert Turner near Louisville.

NB I have had the masses sung for your mother as requested. Pray for your sister

M. R. E. Wells

NB Write to me as soon as Possible"
MarriageRecord of John Close and Euphrosine Barre dated 10 Feb 1827 naming theparents of John Close as Jacob Close and Joanna Farrow, a widow.
Joanna Farrow was born in Prince William County, Virginia.

Accordingto the lineage produced by  Dorothy Clark Colwell on the FarrowFamily, Joanna Farrow was the daughter of John Farrow, eldest son ofWilliam Farrow and  Anne [Thornton?].

Dorothy Clark Colwell also says "Prince William Co., VA Bond Book 1753-1782" compiled by
JuneWhitehurst Johnson, mentions John Farrow, deceased, John and ElizabethSummers, Administrators, March 25, 1754, so it looks like John diedyoung
and before his father.

15 MARCH 1721

From a chronological list of lands purchased by George Mason II, George Mason III, and George Mason IV of Gunston Hall
---
George Mason III
---
Date  - 1721 Mar 15 
Quantity - 240 acres   
Seller  -  John and Jane Farrow
Location - Little Hunting Creek

22 FEBRUARY 1740

Land Office Patents & Grants/Northern Neck Grants & Surveys - The Library of Virginia

Grantee:     Farrow, John. grantee.
Date:        22 February 1730.
Location:    Stafford County.
Description: 421 acres between the North and South Runs of Quantico adjoining his own land.
Source:      Northern Neck Grants C, 1729-1731, p. 109, folio (Reel 290).

27 AUGUST 1731

Land Office Patents & Grants/Northern Neck Grants & Surveys - The Library of Virginia

Grantee:      Farrow, John. grantee.
Date:          27 August 1731.
Location:     Prince William County.
Description: 724 acres on the branches of Quantico adjoining the lands of ROBERT HEDGES adjoining land land of FRANCIS JACKSON.
Source:      Northern Neck Grants D, 1731-1732, p. 10, folio (Reel 291).

10 July 1742

Land Office Patents & Grants/Northern Neck Grants & Surveys - The Library of Virginia

Grantee:     Bennet, John. grantee.
Date:         10 July 1742.
Location:    Prince William County.
Description:590 acres adjoining land of Swan Jones decd. Francis Jackson, JOHNFARROW decd. Between the North Run of Chapawamsick, and the South Runof Quantico.
Source:     Northern Neck Grants E, 1736-1742, p. 462 (Reel 291).

6 AUGUST 1742

Land Office Patents & Grants/Northern Neck Grants & Surveys - The Library of Virginia

Grantee:      Ridley, William. grantee.
Date:           6 August 1742.
Location:     Prince William County.
Description: 121 acres on Quantico run adjoining land of Jahn Farrow decd. Wm. Bennit
Source:     Northern Neck Grants E, 1736-1742, p. 498 (Reel 291). NOTE Recordedsurvey available. Northern Neck Grants E, 1736-1742, p. 365 (Reel 291).

21 December 1742

Land Office Patents & Grants/Northern Neck Grants & Surveys - The Library of Virginia

Grantee:     Bennet, William. grantee.
Date:         21 December 1742.
Location:    Prince William County.
Description: 434 acres adjoining the land he lives on and the land of John Farrow decd. on the branches of Quantico.
Source:      Northern Neck Grants F, 1742-1754, p. 61 (Reel 292).

1738-RENT ROLLS - Prince William County, VA

FauquierCo. was formed in 1759, being taken from Prince William Co. and namedThe Rent rolls of Prince William Co. (l738) are to be found later inFauquier Co.:...
Farrow, John (orphan)
Farrow, William
Hedges, Robert (Robert Hedges was a Neighbor of Abraham, William & John Farrow)

29 JANUARY 1754

THE WILL OF WILLIAM FARROW
The following is quoted from Prince William County, Virginia, LAND CAUSES 1793-1811 - page 245:
The following is a copy of the will referred to (in) the foregoing bill, to wit:
The last will and Testament of William Farrow, dec'd.
     Item  I desire that I may be decently intered at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named.
Itemmy will and desire is that all my lands be sold by my Executors andafter my debts are paid that the remainder of the money be equallydivided amongst my Daughters and Granddaughter, Joanna Farrow and myLoving wife Ann Farrow.
     Item  myDesire is that all my Negroes and other moveable Estate be equallyDivided amongst my children and grandchild namely my sons Alexander,William, Joseph, Thornton and my Daughters and Granddaughter: Ann,Lidia, Roday, Joanna, and my Loving wife Ann Farrow.
     Lastly I appoint my Loving wife Ann Farrow, my son Alexander Farrow andmy friend John Graham Executors of this my Last Will and Testamenthereby revoking all former wills by me made  Dated this 29th dayof January in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and fiftyfour.
William Farrow (SEAL)
Signed Declared and Published
in the presence of us:
Mary Junkison
Elizabeth Graham
Lewis Woodyard
John Graham
     At a court held for Prince William county the 25th day of March 1754
Thiswill was presented in Court by Ann Farrow, John Graham and AlexanderFarrow, executors therein named who made oath thereto and the samebeing proved by the oaths of Elizabeth Graham, Lewis Woodyard and MaryJunkison, three of the witnesses was admitted to record and the saidexecutors having performed what the Law requires certificate is grantedfor obtaining a probate , thereof in due form the said Ann Farrow thewidow having renounced all benefit which she might claim by the saidwill.
A Copy
P/ John Graham Cl:cur:
Links:
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