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James Branch

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Henrico, Virginia
Death: Died in Chesterfield, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Branch and Elizabeth Branch
Husband of Mary Branch
Father of Frances Branch; Verlinche Branch; Phoebe Elizabeth Hill; John Branch; Elizabeth Wooldridge and 1 other
Brother of Martha Ward; Thomas Branch, Jr.; Matthew Branch; Elizabeth Richardson and William Branch

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About James Branch

He lived in Chester Field, Virginia, USA.

1666-fall of 1749 James lived in part of Henrico Co. which later became Chesterfield Co. in 1749 he owned 555 acres in Henrico in 1704. On April 2 1716 he purchased 100 acres of Kingsland from Thomas Turpin and his wife Obedience Branch and on 2 Nov.1726 he sold this tract to Henry Vanderhood. Mary wife of said James Branch relinquished by her right of dower.

Will

James Branch's will dated 19 August 1726 in Henrico and proved in Chesterfield Co. 5 August of 1749. Will Book 1 page 55 and 57 Daughters Frances, Elizabeth, Verlinch, Mary and Phoebe and son John Branch one shilling each. Residue of estate left to wife (not named) to dispose of as she sees fit. Witness Thomas Branch,Jr., William Branch, Matthew Branch. Estate appraised October 5 1749. The will of his wife Mary Branch of Chesterfield bears date of 28 November 1750. It mentions daughters Verlinche and Mary Branch, Phoebe Hill and to granddaughter Elizabeth Woolridge and to son John Branch, residue of estate and he is named executor.

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THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS FOUND ON ANCESTRY.COM:

James Branch lived for many years in Henrico County, his home falling in the new county of Chesterfield on the latter's creation in 1749. From the records of Henrico County: Thomas Branch, Jr. of Henrico Co., for love & affection to my brother James Branch, land on south side of James River, next to John Clark and Matthew Branch, 200 acres. 1 Feb. 1686.

Wit: Wm Glover, Ben Hatcher, Christopher Branch Signed: Thomas Branch Recorded 1 Feb. 1686

Elizabeth, wife of Thomas, relinquished her dower right.

On August 11, 1711, James Branch, of the parish and county of Henrico conveyed (for 10 pounds sterling) to Matthew Branch, of the same, the interest of the said James Branch in 355 acres on south side of James River in Henrico County as by patent to said Mathew and James Branch in April, 1703. On the same date Matthew Branch, conveyed to James Branch (for 10 pounds sterling) interest of the said Matthew Branch in 355 acres on south side James River in Henrico County, being part of a patent granted Matthew and James Branch in April 1703 (Henrico Records).

James has a land patent, dated 18 March, 1717-8, for thirty-one acres in Henrico, on the south side of the river, bordering on Kingsland, Seafield, the land of Richard Dennis, of Mr. Thomas Branch, and land owned by the patentee.

On November 2, 1726, James Branch, of Henrico County, planter, conveyed to Henry Vanderhood, of same, Merchant, for 150 pounds currency, 100 acres on south side of James River at a place commonly called Kinsland, which said land was conveyed by Christopher Branch unto his grandsons William and John Branch by deed dated October 17, 1659, and by the said John Branch, the survivor devised unto his daughter Obedience late the wife of Thomas Turpin, deceased, in his will dated January 17, 1687, and by the said Thomas and Obedience, his wife, conveyed to the aforesaid james Branch by deed April 2, 1716. Mary, wife of the said James Branch, relinquished her right of dower (Henrico Records).


Source: Genealogies of Virginia Families - From the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 1. pp. 410-444.

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James Branch's Timeline

1666
1666
Henrico, Virginia
1704
1704
Age 38
Chesterfield, Virginia
1705
1705
Age 39
Henrico,,Virginia,USA
1712
1712
Age 46
Chesterfield, Virginia, USA
1720
1720
Age 54
Bedrord, Virginia, USA
1749
August 1749
Age 83
Chesterfield, Virginia
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Chesterfield County. Will book 3, pg 289