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Ancestors of John Franklin Bush, Sr.

      204. William Morton116. He was the son of 408. John Morton and 409. Deborah Hughes. He married 205. Ann Batchelder Abt. 1719 in Richmond Co., VA116.

      205. Ann Batchelder116, born Abt. 1688 in Westmoreland Co., VA116; died 1748 in Orange Co., VA116. She was the daughter of 410. Thomas Batchelder and 411. Mary Quisenberry.

Notes for William Morton:
The will of William Morton was witnesses by George Taylor and John Smith. Each man has a common surname, but it should be born in mind that one of the children of Edmund Watts married Parthenia Taylor, and the Watts may have a connection to James Watts and Susannah Taylor.

  Notes for Ann Batchelder:
Regarding Ann's surname the following information from: is important:
Abstract of Will of Alvin MOTHERSHEAD filed 3 June 1735 in Richmond County, Lunenberg Parish, VA To Godson George MORTON, son of William MORTON, all land which I bought of Thomas SIMS, John DOYLE, and James DOYLE containing 360 acres, If he has no heirs, to go to his brother, Jeremiah MORTON; to John MORTON, son of William MORTON, all the land I bought of William MORTON his said father, if he has no heirs, to his sister Sarah MORTON; Elijah MORTON, son of William MORTON; Anne, Elizabeth, and Jane (daughters of William MORTON); brother John MOTHERSHEAD and friend William MORTON. Witnesses: William JORDAN, Arjalon PRICE, Matthew KNIGHT. Another researcher believes that this shows only that William Morton's wife was a Motherhead when he married her. Her maiden name, he believes, is Batchelor. He states the following "1. Ann Mothershead to Willam MORTON prior to 1740 [source: Genealogies of Virginia Families From The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume IV Healy - Pryor; indexed by Toby Drews; Genealogical Publishing Co; 1981; Chapter: "The Morton Patriarchs of Virginia" by Daniel Morton, M.D. of St. Joseph MO] It should also be noted that Alvin MOTHERSHEAD, had extensive land transactions with William MORTON and in Alvin MOTHERSHEAD's Will of 1734 filed in Richmond County VA, he left land to William MORTON's children.) New note: My personal opinion is that the Ann MOTHERSHEAD referred to above was NOT born a Mothershead, but was actually Ann BATCHELOR, daughter of Mary and Thomas BATCHELOR/BATCHELDER. I can find nothing yet to prove that William MORTON married into the MOTHERSHEAD family. My personal opinion is that many years ago another researcher jumped to the conclusion that Ann "must" have been born a MOTHERSHEAD simply because Alvin MOTHERSHEAD, in his Will of 1734, left land to his GODSON, George MORTON who was the son of the above referenced Ann and William MORTON. I believe that if there was a blood relationship to Ann, then that familial relationship would have been mentioned in Alvin's Will, not just the term "Godson". If you can prove what Alvin's relationship really was to Ann and William MORTON, I'd appreciate it if you'd email me! :)" His website is at

Child of William Morton and Ann Batchelder is:
  102 i.   John Morton, born Abt. 1733 in Prob. Orange Co., VA; died September 12, 1810 in Woodford Co., KY; married Sarah Hawkins 1764.

      206. William Hawkins116, died Aft. January 20, 1776 in Orange Co., VA. He married 207. Elizabeth.

      207. Elizabeth116, born in Ireland; died 1800 in Orange Co., VA.

Notes for William Hawkins:
Some of the records of Orange county indicate that William Hawkins, sometimes spelled Hockings, was a blacksmith.

Some researchers state that his first wife was Mary or Margaret Smith, but do not indicate what that is based on.

This may be the same individual who sold a city lot in Fredericksburg to Henry Downs in 1738. This would be additional evidence of acquaintance among the families of John Watts (Downs connection) and his wife Frances Morton (Hawkins connection).

More About William Hawkins:
Immigration: 1737, Ireland117

More About Elizabeth:
Immigration: 1740, Ireland117
Children of William Hawkins and Elizabeth are:
  103 i.   Sarah Hawkins, born Abt. 1736 in Prob. Orange Co., VA; died Aft. November 23, 1824 in Woodford Co., KY; married John Morton 1764.
  ii.   John Hawkins118
  iii.   William Hawkins118
  iv.   Benjamin Hawkins118, born 1710; died 1782 in Culpeper Co., VA119; married Sarah Willis Abt. 1735119; born Abt. 1713 in Richmond Co., VA119.
  Notes for Benjamin Hawkins:
Benjamin HAWKINS [Parents] was born about 1710 in Richmond, Virginia and was christened about 1702 in , Culpeper Co., Virginia. He died in 1782 in Culpepper Co, Virginia. Benjamin married Sarah WILLIS about 1735 in King George?, Virginia.


Sarah WILLIS [Parents] was born in 1713 in Richmond County, Virginia. She died on 28 May 1761 in (will Proved), Culpeper Co., Virginia. Sarah married Benjamin HAWKINS about 1735 in King George?, Virginia.

They had the following children:

F i Mildred HAWKINS was born about 1734.
M ii Benjamin HAWKINS Jr. was born on 16 Jun 1738 and died on 30 Nov 1806.
F iii Rachel HAWKINS was born about 1740 in King George Co., Virginia.
F iv Lucy HAWKINS was born about 1742 in King George Co., Virginia.
M v James HAWKINS was born about 1744 in , , Virginia.
F vi Jane HAWKINS was born about 1748 in , , Virginia.
M vii William HAWKINS was born on 17 Dec 1749 in , Harrison Co., Virginia, (now W.virginia). He died in 1818 in Jessamine Co, Kentucky.
M viii Moses HAWKINS was born on 4 Oct 1750 in , Culpeper Co., Virginia. He died on 14 Oct 1777 in Germantown, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania and was buried Aft 14 1777 Oct.
M ix James W. HAWKINS was born about 1750 in , Richmond, Va. He died on 2 Mar 1819 in , Anderson, Ky.

The reference to her will is obviously mistaken. It refers to her mother, Sarah Turberville. The foregoing list of children does not include the two sisters named in this genealogy report, but they fit into the chronology and naming patterns in the family. At least one, James W. Hawkins, went to Anderson Co., KY, where Watts eventually settled.

      208. Robert Slaughter119, born 1680119; died 1726 in Essex County, Virginia119. He was the son of 416. Francis Slaughter and 417. Margaret Hudson. He married 209. Frances Anne Jones 1700119.

      209. Frances Anne Jones119. She was the daughter of 418. Lt. Col. Cadwallader Jones and 419. Katherine Debnam.
Children of Robert Slaughter and Frances Jones are:
  i.   Francis Slaughter, born 1701; married Ann Lightfoot.
  104 ii.   Robert Slaughter, born 1702 in Essex County, Virginia; died 1768 in Culpeper County, Virginia; married Mary Smith 1723 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

      210. Capt. Augustine Smith119, born June 16, 1666 in Gloucester Co., VA120,121; died Bef. July 20, 1736 in Orange Co., VA122,123. He was the son of 420. Maj. Lawrence Smith and 421. Mary Debnam. He married 211. Susannah Walters.

      211. Susannah Walters123, born in Rappahannock Co., VA123; died Bef. 1726123. She was the daughter of 422. Isaac Walters.

Notes for Capt. Augustine Smith:
M. Whitaker, Genealogy of the Campbell, etc., , Byrd Genealogy, p. 221, passim, correctly notes that this Augustine Smith is not the Augustine Smith who married Sarah Carver. The two Augustines were second cousins. But she also asserts that they are descended from Thomas Smith of the house of Tottne in Devon, not Lancaster. She also states that Major Lawrence Smith did not even have a son named Augustine; she says that his son, also called Lawrence, had a son called Augustine. P. 222, which would make this Augustine a second cousin once removed of the other. I would like to be cited to any source that examines this question further, particularly if it reaches a definite conclusion one way or the other.

The following information is found at

Major Augustine SMITH was born on 16 Jun 1666 in Gloucester County, VA. He died before 20 Jul 1736 in St. Marks Parish, Caroline Co., Virginia (Formerly Essex).

Raleigh T. Green, in "Genealogical and Historical Notes of Culpeper Co., VA" (Baltimore, 1900), Part. I, p. 119, states that Smith was an early land surveyor who lived on the Rappahannock River and that he was on the Horseshoe Expedition of Governor Spotswood (1715).

Most researchers identify Susannah, the wife of Augustine, as Susanna Darnell. This is not correct. The marriage records for Fauquier County lists the following:
" Darnell, Susanna married Smith, Augustine on 30 Dec 1780 in Fauquier County, Virginia."
Further research will reveal that this is the grandson of Augustine Smith and Susannah Walters and the son of Augustine Smith, Jr. and Ann Marshall of Fauquier County. Susannah Walters was a daughter of Isaac Walters who appeared frequently as a witness for Augustine between 1700 and 1710 in Essex County.

There is still another Dr. Augustine Smith of York Town who married Alice Page, daughter of John Page of "Rosewell." I assume that the Dr. was a descendant of the second cousin's branch.

More About Capt. Augustine Smith:
Office: 1722, one of first justices of Spotsylvania Co.124,125
Child of Augustine Smith and Susannah Walters is:
  105 i.   Mary Smith, married Robert Slaughter 1723 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

      212. Abraham Field125, born in Culpeper County, Virginia125; died 1774 in Culpeper County, Virginia125. He was the son of 424. Abraham Field and 425. Mary Ironmonger. He married 213. Elizabeth Withers July 21, 1723125.

      213. Elizabeth Withers125, born December 23, 1706 in Stafford County, Virginia125; died Bef. 1759 in Culpeper County, Virginia125. She was the daughter of 426. James Withers and 427. Elizabeth Keene.

More About Abraham Field:
King: Two great-grandsons, Joseph and Reubin, accompanied Lewis and Clark126,127
Child of Abraham Field and Elizabeth Withers is:
  106 i.   Col. John Field, born 1720 in Culpeper Co., VA; died October 10, 1774 in Point Pleasant, W VA, killed by Indians; married Anna Green or Triplett? 1748.

      220. Col. John Syme, died Abt. 1732. He married 221. Sarah Winston.

      221. Sarah Winston She was the daughter of 442. Isaac Winston and 443. Mary Dabney.
Child of John Syme and Sarah Winston is:
  110 i.   John Syme, Jr., born Abt. 1731; died Bet. 1791 - 1793; married (1) Mildred Meriwether; married (2) Sarah Hoops 1768.

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