Salmon/Sammon Family Records

Published on: 3 May 2016

Supposedly James was born in Ireland but I have yet to verify this. I am also looking for records to verify the following information:
#1. “This data was originally posted on RootsWeb:
Descendants of James I Salmon
1 James I Salmon/ Sammons b: 1675 d: 22 Mar 1730 or 1731 in Isle of Wight Co. VA
.. +Mary b: 1675 m: Abt. 1693 d: Bef. 1730
….. 2 Anne Sammons b: Bef. 1695
……… +Robert Seat
….. 2 James II Sammons b: 1695 VA d: 1765 Sussex Co VA
……… +Phillis Avey/ Ivey b: 1709 m: VA d: 09 Dec 1765 VA
….. 2 Phillis Sammons b: 1697
….. 2 William Sammons b: 1700
….. 2 Mary Sammons b: 1702
….. 2 Thomas Sammons b: 1704
….. 2 John Sammons b: 1706
….. 2 Sarah Sammons b: 1708″

It is possible that this list of children above was created from the Will of James SALMON:
Page 240
I do make & ordain this to be my last will & testament.
ITEM I give unto my daughter Phyllis Salmon my horse bridle, and saddle
ITEM I give unto William Salmon one gun and two cows and my plantation.
ITEM I give unto my son James Salmon three iron pots and two cheses [chests?] and carpenters tools
and a set of wedges and a pair of fire dogs and all my clothes.
ITEM I give to Mary Salmon one feather bed and furniture.
ITEM I give to John Salmon two cows and a mare and her increase to be divided amongst the children.
ITEM I give to James Salmon Junior two cows. [James SAMMONS, Jr. had a son James born about 1724, he would be about six years old.]
ITEM I give to Sarah Salmon one feather bed.
ITEM I give to John Bass two cows.
I do appoint my son James Salmon the sole Executor of this my last will & testament, as Witness my  hand this 10th day of November 1730.
Witnesses: John Dortich & John Bass.
James (his X mark) Salmon [He could not sign his name.]

#3. At a court held for Isle of Wight County the 22nd day of March 1730/31, the last will and testament of James Salmon, deceased, was presented in court by the executor therein named and being proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto is admitted to record. Test. James Ingles Clk.
Isle of Wight County
Will Book 3, Page 258
A true and perfect inventory & appraisement of the Estate of James Salmon deceased taken and appointed by the subscribers are underwritten this 19th day of April in the year 1731.

2 stears Lb. 1.15.0
2 stears 1.2.0
3 heifers 2.2.0
6 cows and year old 7.10.0
1 horse and bell 4.0.0
one set of sparrow teeth 0.5.0
one set of carpenters tools 0.10.6
one suit of cloths & lott of iron wedges 4.5.0
one suit of cloths 1.10.0
one piece of tiching 0.12.0
1 piece of drugget and triming 0.13.4
1 hat & neehcloth 0.3.6
1 parcel old pewter 0.12.6
1 feather bed & furniture 4.0.0
1 gun 1.0.0
1 parcel of tools 0.7.3
2 cows 2.4.6
2 cows & calves 1.15.0
1 mare 1.5.0
3 hoggs 1.5.0
1 old bed and bolster 1.15.0
3 glass bottles 0.1.0
1 table 0.12.6
2 cheses 0.12.6
1 tankard and 2 candlesticks 0.5.6
1 iron pessle and fire tongs 0.6.9
1 pair of pot racks 0.4.0
1 cain 0.4.0
1 pair of andirons 2.8.9
3 iron potts 1.15.0
1 old saddle & bridle 0.1.6
Owen Myrrick Due to the Estate 0.10.9
Mr. Kinchin Due to the Estate 1.10.0
2 chairs 0.2.6
2 new pewter dishes 0.5.6
Owen (His X mark) Merrick, Timothy Thorp, John Thorp
At a court held for Isle of Wight County the 26 day of April 1731 – The above appraisement of the Estate of James Salmon deceased was presented in Court by the executor and, it is admitted to record. Test. James Ingles Clk.

Leg: daughter, Phillis
To William SALMON
to Mary SALMON
to Thomas SALMON
to John SALMON
to Sarah SALMON
to John BASS
Ex: son James SALMON.
Dated November 18, 1730.
Recorded March 22, 1730/1731.”

The Will of William SAMMONS:
Administration File 7-8
August 5, 1804
In the name of God, amen, I William Sammons being weak of body but sound of mind, etc. etc. Do make etc. Etc.
Item, I give to my grandson Henry Grady [must be son of a daughter?] 50 acres of land lying {illegible} Halifax County, Virginia.
Item. I desire that my negro fellow Gilherd be sold at 12 mos. Credit and with money arising from this sale to be divided between the children of Daniel and Samuel Comer [how related to Annis COMER?]. I desire that all money coming to me be carefully collected and my just debts be paid. I desire that all my estate not mentioned in my will be sold at 12 mos. Credit and the money from {illegible} arising from such sale with the money collected be divided into eight parts and to be divided between my children and such child as has not had land given them by me to draw two such parts. And lastly I nominate my son John Sammons to execute this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 5th day of Aug. 1804.

WILLIAM (X) SAMMON [did not or could not write his name]

Signed, sealed and acknowledged in the presence of Thos. {Illegible} _____, Walker Sammon [ his grandson born to son John 1775], David MacDaniel [how related?], Jno. Sammons.

When the will was taken to probate, Walker Salmon and David McDaniel said they heard William Salmon {illegible} and pronounce the same to be his last will and testament. John Salmon swears he saw the deceased sign the same, the other two only heard him declare that this was his last will and testament and that the said deceased appeared to them to be of sound mind, memory and understanding when they heard him pronounce it was his will. But the other witness (to wit) John Salmon says he thinks he had not much mind, memory and understanding—that this will was subscribed in presence of the testator (only by John Salmon) and published in the presence of all three of said witnesses. Sworn before me on the day and the year [no date given], John Gun(?).

Reasons given by John Sammon why the testator had not sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding.

First, this will materially differs from others by said testator made.

Secondly, this will directs that the estate be divided into 8 parts and there is but 6 Legatees or their representatives. This will says “That child who had no land given to it to draw 2 such parts.” There is only one who did not receive land and money was given for that one to buy land.

[Same microfilm]: Halifax County, State of Virginia, March the 2nd, 1805. Got $2.00 from George Salmon against a part of the estate of Wm. Sammon and gave George Salmon rights, etc. Jonathan Grady.

It was witnessed by William Hall and Robt. Terry J.P.

[Same microfilm]: Elizabeth Bruce of Greenville and George Salmon. George Salmon paid her $85. And she gave up any right to any share of the estate of her father William Sammon of the County of Halifax, State of Virginia. Elizabeth (X) Bruce.

Witnesses: Polley Young [his granddaughter through son John born 1775], Hannah Dillingham, Elizabeth (X) Wood.

McClain Notes: Misc. Salmon/Sammons Records – Lots to follow up here!