What is the age of John? I'm wondering if John could be the son of Aquilla Blakley?
Here are some notes on Aquilla that I have:
Enlisted Bedford Co., VA 1773/4
Blackley, Acquilla County=Bedford Capt. Abraham Penn's Co.
Acquilla later lived in Henry Co., VA and is found in the 1782 tax list.
The 1782 Henry County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
Transcribed by Jeffrey C. Weaver, July 30 - August 1, 1998
[found at: "http://www.ls.net/~newriver/va/henr1782.htm"]
Name Tithes Negroes Horses Cattle
----------------------- ------ ------- ------ ------
Blackley, Acquilla 1 - 1 7
Then he lived in Grayson Co., VA where daughter Elizabeth was born , then Grainger Co. TN in 1810 and Elizabeth married John Farmer and remained in TN. Later Acquilla moved to Blount Co., AL. He received a military pension for his service in Rev. War. He was almost 100 years old when he died.
Birth : 10 OCT 1740 Fauquier Co., VA
Death : 7 DEC 1838 Blount County, AL
Aquilla Blakley also appeared in the The 1805 Grayson County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
Blakley, Aquila 2 white males over 16 and 3 horses tax amount .36
The 1811 Grayson County, Virginia Court Order Book
The following accounts were exhibited on Count and being examined and allowed was ordered to be certified to the auditor of public accounts, viz:
Name Reason Amount
Abner Jones as a/c $33.60
Peter Anderson, Constable, $4.83
Aquilla Blakley Constable $2.52
Listed in the same book are a William Blakley and John Blakley
Aquilla's daughter Ruth married John Anderton and daughter Elizabeth married John Farmer.
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