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John Arlington, III

Birthplace: Accomack County, Virginia, United States
Death: September 1818 (52-61)
Accomack County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Arlington, II and Tabitha Arlington
Husband of Rose "Rosey" Bagwell Arlington
Father of Elizabeth Mears; Thomas Bagwell Arlington and Rosann 'Rosey' Finney
Brother of Sarah Arlington

Managed by: Carolyn Holmes
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About John Arlington, III

John Arlington, III was born in Accomack County, VA in ca.1725. He was the son of John Arlington, II and wife, Tabitha.

John Arlington III married Rose "Rosey" Bagwell, the daughter of Thomas Bagwell and Patience Nock on April 5, 1786 at Accomack County, VA. William Mears was the security on the Marriage Liscense Bond of John Arlington and Rosey Bagwell.

John was named in his mother-in-law's will on November 27, 1790 at Accomack County, VA. He was shown as son-in-law John Arlington in the will of Patience Ackworth.

John was named in his father's will on February 9, 1791 at Accomack County, VA.

John Arlington III married his 2nd wife, Rachel Shield, daughter of John Shield and Susey Harmon in 1792 at Accomack County, VA.

April 25, 1792 was the date that the settlement of the estate of John Shield was returned & ordered to be recorded. Zorobabel Harmon, guardian of Reuben Shield, received Reuben's portion of his grandfather, John Harmon's estate. John Arlington received cash on account of his wife's estate. (Evidently John married Reuben's sister, Rachel Shield.)

John then married his 3rd wife Sophia Nock at Accomack County, VA.

John Arlington III made his will on September 24, 1818 at Accomack County, VA. To his wife, Sophia Arlington, 125 acres purchased from Samuel Ross and his wife to be taken next to the creek running to Scarburgh's Mill and on the east side to run parallel with the county road leading from Onancock to Pungoteague in lieu of dower in all of my land during her lifetime.

To son John Arlington III, the land where I now live containing 245 acres & 50 acres which I lately purchased from George Scarburgh and not conveyed to me. He must pay George Scarburgh $160, which is the balance due on the 50 acres. Also, 125 acres on the opposite side of the creek which I purchased from Samuel Ross & Margaret, his wife. Upon the death of wife, Sophia Arlington, the land given her goes to son John Arlington.

To grandson William Thomas Arlington, 23 acres, 2 rods & 1/2 perches of land; the balance of land purchased from Samuel Ross & his wife, Margaret: the land beginning at the road leading from the County Road down to the house where Mrs. Seymour formerly lived and died, to the land belonging to the heirs of Levin Rogers, deceased, adjoining the County Road and $500. when he arrives at 21 years of age. Son-in-law William Finney shall take the land & money into his care until he arrives at age.

The grandchildren were named & left money: Anna Simpson Arlington, Rose Ann Mears, Dimara Mears, Lorenzo Mears & John Arlington Mears.

John died in September, 1818. His will was probated on September 28, 1818 at Accomack County, VA. William R. Custis & Major S. Pitts were securities on the $20,000 Bond.

John's estate was settled on September 30, 1822 at Accomack County, VA. November 10, 1818 (inventory); August 7, 1822 (audit); September 30, 1822 (recorded).


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Stratton Nottingham, "Accomack County, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800." Pg. 400. (Will of John Arlington).

E. Spencer Wise, Pat Lynch & Betty Bendel, Chandler Family Information from the E. Spencer Wise Genealogy esearch Files at the Eastern Shore Public Library.

Nora Miller Turman, "Accomack County, VA., Marriage Records, 1776-1854." (Recorded in Bonds, Liscenses and Ministers Returns).

Stratton Nottingham, "Accomack County, VA Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800.) Pg. 445. (Will of Patience Ackworth.)

"Accomack County, VA Wills, 1788-94." Page 506.

Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, "Accomack Co.,VA., Wills & Administration, 1800-1860." Pg. 12. (Will of John Arlington, wife Sophia & the settlement of John Arlington).

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John Arlington, III's Timeline

Accomack County, Virginia, United States
Accomack County, Virginia
Accomack County, Virginia, United States
March 16, 1791
Accomack County, Virginia, United States
September 1818
Age 57
Accomack County, Virginia, United States