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I am looking for my Abbott ancestor, who is nowhere to be found after 30+ years, so I collect a lot of notes. This cluster interested me, as per where they lived, names, etc.My descents are multi-Washington/Warner/Willis on both sides of my parents. Terrill, Hinton, Lane, Landon, Carter, etc.
My husban's are McPherson, Clark, Lewis, Rogers, Bell, Wadding, etc.
Now that I know wh/how they tie, and read much on Battle of Kings Mountain, early Frederick Co., VA material, it is much clearer. My husband is descent from Patrick Ferguson, as well, as some of his children were Patriot.s The Battle fought was at KM, and land owned by McPherson and Gilpin (who also ties to me at photographer Laura Gilpin of CO, in my Miller line.) The land agents of early Frederick CO, VA, were: Joist Hite, Daniel Morgan, Lord Fairfax (bought some McPherson land, as well.) Joist Hite and Gov. John Sevier are also lines of descent for my husband, and they also tie to my family groups of Lawrence in TX.
Odd ly enough, my husband is also a Daniel Kennedy descendant, he or William took the sword of surrender, that was supposedly the act of the close of The Rev. War. My descent is through Edmund Terrill, Dr. John McCormick, Col. Henry WIllis, and likely (not proven, yet) Br. Gen. John Willis, whose line with Susabn Dabney Slaughter Hubbard, and the line of Fielding Lewis/Sam Houston end up at same group, here in TX, with Miller and Lawrence, etc. I am a descendant of William Robert Briggs and Judith Wroe...so I have a pretty good understanding of how they all tie together. Anyway, The Fairfaxes, Willis, Toft, Washingtons, etc. all lived next to each other, thus made Ann Toft and the Jenifer line even more interesting to me.
What it looks like is:
Daniel Jenifer (b. abt. 16-something) m. Ann Toft b. 1643. She is an interesting character (to say the least!). After m. to Jenifer, she married to John Abbott and to Edmund Scarburgh.
Daniel Jenifer + Ann Toft
Daniel Jennifer II, of Saint Thomas, b. 1672
Daniel Jenifer III, b. 1723
Gayle's Collected Notes:
Gayle’s Notes: Her first husband.
From: Spyderman6 on 1/7/2001To: email@example.com, Ruhi19: Re: Anne Toft
I read the "God Daughter Arcadia" part in the 'Virginia's Eastern Shore A History of Northhampton and Accomack County' by Ralph Whitelaw Vol II, page 1150. There is a whole chunk of this book that talks about Anne Toft, Edmond Scarborough and her (but he built it??) plantation, Gargaphia. (The court records link Anne and Edmond a lot because of this plantation.) This book mentions the deeding of property to the 3 daughters, the deposition of Anne's age of 20 in 1663 in court, alot of the patents she received, the enterprises that Edmond had at Gargaphia, the court record about the man that attacked Edmond at the plantation, saying that 'he would work no more for Scarburg's whores and bastards' (page 1151). Lots of good information to support that the 3 daughters where his. When I visited Accomack Co, Library, I copied some old handwritten documentation about Anne Toft that linked the 2 also.
Pretty strong indication but not concrete proof. I'll continue to dig!!—Jennifer Schu
Daniel Jennifer was an attorney and his name appears in many wills of that period. Whitelaw had reason to believe that he had operated an ordinary at St. Marys City. He married as his first wife, Mary Smith, widow of William Smith. (We've found cryptic notes that he had married a daughter of Adam Thorogood of Lynnhaven, but nothing more. Jennifer fought under Colonel Southy Littleton with the Eastern Shore soldiers to gain back Jamestown for Governor William Berkeley. Governor Berkeley retired to Arlington House on Old Plantation Creek and here is where the officers gathered for their offensive. Daniel Jennifer and Isaac Foxcroft were two who distinguished themselves. Colonel Littleton’s father had royal descent, was one of the largest landowners on the Eastern Shore, and left younger son Southy Littleton 4,200 acres of land on Nandua Creek near Hack’s Neck. Littleton had established this in the 1620s as a major trading post with the Indians. Littleton’s guardians in 1656 were Daniel Baker, and Susanna Baker Eyre, children of John Baker of Shirley. Jennifer also administered the 1673 will of Devoreau Brown whose widow married Colonel John Custis of Arlington House on Old Plantation Creek, and then remarries Colonel Edward Hill of Shirley who would purchase the land of John Baker of Shirley whose grandson would pay the king’s ransom of 20,000 pounds to buy adjoining land on Old Plantation Creek in 1694.
Southy Littleton’s neighbor was Colonel Edmund Scarborough who spent many years fighting Maryland over the Maryland and Virginia dividing line, and he basically drew the line thirty miles north of the previous agreement. Edmund Scarborough had as his house guest in 1663 a young lady, Ann Toft (Born 1643), who in 1664 was granted by Scarborough a plantation called GARGATHA in an isolated location at that time. Daniel Jennifer purchased a piece of property in the same location called BAKERS FARM.
It seemed strange to have this young female in this remote location, but part of the deal was that Scarborough had visitation rights. Scarborough died after leaving her with three daughters, and she married Daniel Jenifer in 1671, who then settled in Accomac, and subsequently was appointed High Sheriff and held other high positions. This was very unusual for a Catholic. Daniel Jennifer and wife Ann Toft began developing GARGATHA, and one of the major landowners there were was George Parker. George Parker and Robert Davis had been headrights on the Rappahanock River in 1665 and the two resettled in GARGATHA. Robert Davis married the widow of Hugh Baker of St. Marys City on route to GARGATHA. George Parker and Jonathan Barnes patented land together on the ocean at GARGATHA. They were neighbors with Robert Davis (who married widow of Hugh Baker of St. Marys), Jonathan Barnes, Daniel Jennifer, and later John Baker. Daniel Jennifer had one son by Anne Toft, Daniel of St. Thomas Jennifer, who distinguished himself in St. Marys.
Scarbourough's family, his father was a ship-builder (as was my Capt. Simon Miller ancestor in England) and one of his shops was The Mayflower.
I have more notes, under Ann Toft, just hate to send w/Web addresses, etc.
If you want to review them, you can write me back, and I will send them along.
I don't like to post my e-mail but will put it up there on my F-A-G-page for a moment, then remove it, if you write me back.
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