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John Law

  • Born: 29 Mar 1722, Bristol Parish, Henrico Co., VA
  • Marriage: Sarah Cockerham
  • Died: 18 Jun 1799, Simmons Creek, Franklin Co., VA at age 77

bullet  General Notes:

From the book Births From The Bristol Parish Register of Henrico, Prince George, and Dinwiddie Counties, Virginia, 1720-1798, Transcribed by Churchill Gibson Chamberlayne and Publiched by Clearfield Company, Inc. by Genealogical Publishing Co.,
Inc. Baltimore, Maryland, 1990, 1996

Page: pg 55 , John son of Wm & Elizth Laws born 29th March baptised 18th Aug 1722. John's father was born in Aberdeen, Scotland about 1689 and married in Henrico Co, Va. in 1715.

The Revoluntionary War pension records of John's son, Jesse Law, state that his father died about 1805.

Baptism: 25 AUG 1722 Bristol Parish, Henrico Co., VA 2

John is listed as a voter in an election of a Burgess on:
Nov 28, 1764 : Halifax Co., VA
July 1765 Halifax Co., VA
Dec 1768 : Halifax Co., VA

John is listed as:
Taxes Paid 1767 Pittsylvania Co., VA
Taxes Paid 1786 Franklin Co., VA
Taxes Paid 1787 Franklin Co., VA

It should be noted that John is shown on a list of land and tithes taken by Hugh Innes (27) for Pittsulvania County Anno. Dom. 1767 as John Law paying tithes for himself, John Law jr., negroes Jeany & Keat, 4 tithes, 400 land. 8

In the 1787 Census of Virginia, he is shown paying tax on himself, 3 blacks above 16, 4 horses, mares, colts or mules, and 18 cattle.


John married Sarah Cockerham. (Sarah Cockerham was born about 1726 in Henrico Co., Va..)

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