He died intestate (without a will) -- Amherst Co.,
VA, Will Book 1, pp. 456-58, 481-82.
Amherst Co., VA, Deed Book E, pp. 111-12
The birth order of his children is uncertain.
Info from Robert R. JOHNS, Covina, CA.
Info from Howard LAWLESS, Arnold, MD.
Generation No. 1 1. Robert1 Johns died Bef. December 18, 1778 in Amherst Co., VA. He married Mary.
Children of Robert Johns and Mary are:
2 i. John2 Johns, born Abt. 1740.
3 ii. Robert Johns, born Abt. 1740.
+ 4 iii. Thomas Johns , Sr., born 1748 in Amherst Co., VA; died Aft. 1824 in Ohio IV William Johns
Generation No. 2 4.
Thomas2 Johns , Sr. (Robert1) was born 1748 in Amherst Co., VA, and died Aft. 1824 in Ohio. He married Mary Mahone April 06, 1779 in Amherst Co., VA. More About Thomas Johns , Sr.: Fact 1: March 04, 1776, enlisted in Rev. War Fact 2: 1818, Floyd Co. Order Book #3, pg. 26 rec'd pension #15698 Fact 3: 1809, migrated to Floyd Co., KY with son Thomas Johns Jr.
Child of Thomas Johns and Mary Mahone is:
+ 5 i. Thomas3 Johns , Jr., born 1786 in Amherst Co., VA; died Aft. 1827 in Ross Co., Ohio.
Generation No. 2 2.
ROBERT4 JOHNS , SR. (WILLIAM3, RICHARD2, ROGER1) (Source: (1) Robert Johns., (2) Sherrie S. McLeRoy, William R. McLeRoy, Strangers in Their Midst, (Heritage Books, Inc.), 164, LAND GRANT: VA Land Office: September 28, 1758: Robert Johns of Albemarle County was granted 92 acres on both sides of the north branck of Porrage Creek. LAND GRANT: VA Land Office: July 14, 1769: Robert Johns of Amherst Co was granted 218 acres on Porridge Creek.LAND GRANT: VA Land Office: July 14, 1769: Robert Johns of Amherst Co. was granted 30 acres on the south side and joining Porridge Creek.) was born Abt. 1723 in King William Co., VA, and died Bef. December 18, 1778 in Amherst Co., VA. He married MARY 'MONACAN' (Source: Sherrie S. McLeRoy, William R. McLeRoy, Strangers in Their Midst, (Heritage Books, Inc.), 168, 1840 Census, Amherst Co., shows a free colored female living with her son, William Mallory Johns, over 100 years old. Could this be her?) Abt. 1758 in Albemarle Co., VA.
Notes for ROBERT JOHNS , SR.: From George Milton Johns, Sr.: Robert Johns, Sr. marriage to Mary (no last name at this time) believed to be a Monacan Indian. The first positive record of Robert Sr. of Amherst is found in the will of Alexander Trent II, which was recorded in Cumberland Co., VA 1750. This was prior to the formation of Amherst Co. In the Trent will Robert Sr. appeared as an overseer or manage of oe of Trent's plantations. Thomas Johns Sr. of Cumberland appeared as an adjacent land owner who had just sold cattle to Trent. It is believed that Robert Sr. and Thomas Sr. of Cumberland are brothers and are sons of William. Notes for MARY 'MONACAN': Mary, wife of Robert Johns Sr., is believed by the Monacan Indian Nation of Bear Mountain, VA as well as many descendants of her marriage to Robert Johns, Sr., to be a pure blooded Monacan Indian. This subject is under diligent study and review and it appears that no conclusive and definite proof of this allegation may ever be found. (Rob't Johns, 21 Dec 1997) The current Tribal Chief of the Monacan Indians of Bear Mountain, Amherst Co., VA, Kenneth W. Branham, believes that Mary Unk. who married Robert Johns, Sr., was an early member of his tribe.
Children of ROBERT JOHNS and MARY 'MONACAN' are:
i.NANCY5 JOHNS, b. Abt. 1758, Amherst Co., VA; m. NATHANIEL GUTHRY, February 07, 1790, Amherst Co., VA (Source: Amherst Co., VA Marriage Record, Guttry, Nathaniel, bachelor, and Nancy Johns, spinster, February 7, 1790. John H. Goodwin surety. Consent of her mother, Mary Johns.).
4.ii.THOMAS JOHNS , SR., b. 1759, Amherst Co., VA; d. Aft. 1824, Floyd Co., KY.
5.iii.ROBERT JOHNS, b. Abt. 1760, Virginia. iv.FRANCES JOHNS, b. Abt. 1762, Amherst Co., VA; m. JAMES MCCABE, October 19, 1794, Amherst Co., VA (Source: Amherst Co., VA Marriage Record, McCabe, James, bachelor and Frances Johns, spinster, October 14, 1794. James Calloway surety. Consent of Frances. Ambrose Rucker testifies that Frances Johns, daughter of Robert and Mary Johns was over 21 years of age.).
6.v.WILLIAM 'MALLORY' 'PORTUGUE' JOHNS, b. Abt. 1765, Virginia; d. Bef. April 20, 1863, Amherst Co., VA.
vi.JOSEPH JOHNS, b. Abt. 1766. vii.BENJAMINE JOHNS, b. Abt. 1768.
7.viii.JOHN ALEXANDER JOHNS, b. Abt. 1770, Amherst Co., VA; d. Bef. December 21, 1801, Amherst Co., VA.
ix.SALLY JOHNS, b. Abt. 1774, Amherst Co., VA; m. FLEMING DUNCAN, October 17, 1795, Amherst Co., VA (Source: Amherst Co., VA Marriage Record, Duncan, Fleming and Sally Johns, October 17, 1795. John Richardson surety. Consent of John Richardson, guardian of Sally, who stated that Fleming was 21 years of age. Certificate of marriage by Rev. Charles Crowford, (M.R.).
Notes for Mary MONACAN INDIAN: She was a Monacan Indian.
1785 Amherst Co., VA, census: Mary plus 6 other whites
Amherst Co., VA, Deed Book E, pp. 111-12
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