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  • ID: I5467
  • Name: John ECHOLS
  • Given Name: John
  • Surname: ECHOLS
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 5 APR 2016
  • Note:
    In 1850 Milner Echols wrote-The Short History of Our Family? beginning with his earliest known ancestor, John Echols Sr. who married Mary Cave about 1688. His grandson brought it to Texas and the Dallas Genealogical Society published it. Milner was not a genealogist and other historians have surpassed his work. Nevertheless, it is interesting because he wrote it so long ago. In this Family Topic, we will quote him periodically. Quotations in italics are Milner?s words.-John Echols an Englishman Came to America about the end of the 16th or the beginning of the 17th Century and Settled in Caro County Verginia and married a tall Redheaded woman named Mary Cave - & by her had 5 Sons & 3 Daughters. - Yet, some historians believe Echols was not English but Welsh and perhaps even Welsh Quaker. We do not know who John?s father was.

    Three other Echols were in Virginia before John: Joyce Echoll in 1652 , Richard Eccles in 1653 , and Sylvester Echols in 1664 . The most likely of the three to be the father of John is Richard Eccles. They spelled the name-Echols? many ways in the records:-Eckles,?-Eckols,?-Eccles,?-Eckels,? etc. Some have speculated that John Echols wasidentical to the John Eccles who appeared near Herrin Creek in Charles City County 1677-94 . This John Echols married possibly a daughter of Thomas Harris and his wife, Yuet ?. On 13 September 1677 , administration of the estate of Thomas Harris was granted John Echols and John Hardaway. Thomas Harris, likely the son of the elder Thomas Harris and who had come of age, petitioned the court to summon Echols on 2 March 1690/1 . Charles City County awarded Echols 200 pounds of tobacco for two wolves heads in 1691 . We can find no evidence that John Echols of Charles City County was John Echols Indeed the former John Echols was killing wolves in Charles City County while the latter John Echols was living in New Kent. We do not know who Mary Cave?s father was but we presume he was one of a few men named Cave in early Virginia. The most likely candidate is John Cave [1678] who twice applied for a land patent with John Echols. Mary was said to be born about 1650 and died after 1712. On 20 April 1685, John Echols and William Morris received 350 acres-behind land formerly of Mr. Giles Moody? in New Kent County.

    This was for the transportation of seven persons. Echols and Morris allowed their right to the land lapse and James Taylor obtained its patent in 1688 . On 23 April 1688, John alone was granted 321 acres next to land he already owned. John evidently prospered because fifteen years later he, Samuel Craddock, John Cave, and William Glover were granted 1,620 acres on the-branches of Tuckahoe Swamp and the freshes of Mattaponi River in King and Queen and Essex Counties.? John never lived in Caro County because they created it sixteen years after he died. Yet in 1685 the boundaries of New Kent County adjoined the present-day Caro County and part of John?s land may have been in what is now Caro County. On 23 October 1703, John Echols and John Cave secured a patent for 600 acres in St. Stephens Parish in King and Queen County. John Echols paid quit rents on 220 acres in 1704. John and Mary were the parents of five sons: John , Abraham , William , Joseph, and Richard Echols .

    Their three daughters were Eleanor , Ann , and Elizabeth Echols.. The Echols sons were dependable Amelia County citizens and served on juries when called. Of twelve good men on the jury of Robert Vaughan vs. Richard Ward on 9 December 1737, three were Richard, William, and Abraham Echols . On historian reported that seven individuals, including four sons of John Echols Sr., were granted 6,000 acres of land in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, on 11 December 1728. Yet no such patent was ever issued. The Echols sons were Abraham , William, Joseph , and Richard Echols . Another participant was William Echols?s son-in-law, Richard Anderson Jr. We believe these four Echols sons lived in Amelia County, Virginia, until around 1750. They then resettled in what is now Halifax County and Pittsylvania County. The Gillintine, Marchbanks, Collins, Hendrick, and Hubbard families, who intermarried with the Echols, moved from Amelia County to Halifax around the same time.

    After the Echols family moved from Amelia County, another Echols family arrived. Edward Echols, patented 400 acres in July 1738, 548 acres in April 1748, and 364 acres in September 1755. In 1755 as Edward Echols-of Albemarle Parish, Sussex County, Virginia,? he deeded land to his brother, Robert Echols of Nottoway Parish , and his son, Thomas Echols . This was perhaps the Edward Echols who secured a patent for 140 acres in Surry (later Sussex) County in 1727 to which he added 104 acres in 1743. Both Edward and Thomas Eccles were later in Albemarle Parish and the Albemarle Parish Register records the births of some of their children. Edward Echols died in Sussex County [27 Oct 1757 / 21 Apr 1758] leaving Amelia County land to several sons.

    Other notes:

    John Echols, according to the best history, migrated to the US during Oliver Cromwell's time, because of some differences between Cromwell and himself! He is reputed to have had large possessions in England, and to have sold same, turning the proceeds thereof into gold and brought with him. He settled in Virginia, becoming a large planter and slave owner.

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    Notes from http://www.virginians.com/redirect.htm?topics&838

    Land patents for John Echols On 20 April 1685 John Echols and William Morris received 350 acres ?behind land formerly of Mr. Giles Moody? in New Kent County. This was for the transportation of seven persons. Echols and Morris allowed their right to the land lapse and James Taylor obtained its patent in 1688. On 23 April 1688, John alone was granted 321 acres next to land he already owned. Fifteen years later in 1703, he, Samuel Craddock, John Cave, and William Glover were granted 1,620 acres on the ?branches of Tuckahoe Swamp and the freshes of Mattaponi River??????? in King and Queen and Essex Counties. The tract began on the east side of Potobago Path. A patent for Francis Meriwether places Potobago Path on the branches of Hoskins Creek. Thus the tract was 2-3 miles south of present-day Beazley, Virginia. On 23 October 1703, John Echols and John Cave secured a patent for 600 acres in St. Stephen?s Parish in King and Queen County.

    From Ann Porterfield Richards (TMDW30B@prodigy.com) 6/24/99?I have a copy of an application for membership in Colonial Dames of?the Seventeenth Century by Sallie Ella Baker Rusk of Woodstock Georgia?dated 25 August, 1986. Her application was accepted. Her line was John?Echols and Mary Cave; Richard Echols and Catherine Evans; James Echols?and Elizabeth (Milner( Palmer; Milner Echols and Susannah Sansom; Rober?Milner Echols and Mary "Polly" Melton; Eliza Jane Echols and Joel Cooper?Baker; Samuel Walter Baker and Sallie Emlie McGarrah. Her National No.?is 23709.?The application lists the children of John Echols and Mary Cave as?John Echols, Abraham Echols married Sarah (Hubbard) Tamer, William Echols?m. Sarah, Joseph, never married, Richard Echols married Catherine Evans,?Eleanor Echols married Nicholas Gillintine, Elizabeth Echols m. William ??Murphy and Ann Echols m. Marachbanks ?.?Ann did marry George Marchbanks who was transported from England to?Virginia as a Jacobite prisoner who took part of the rebellion in?Scotland in 1716.???From Cavaliers & Pioneers??vol 2 p 287??JOHN ECKHOLLS & WILLIAM MORRIS, 350 acs., New Kent Co., St. Stephen's Par., 20 Apr. 1685, P. 436. Behind land formerly of Mr. Giles Moody; by Barrow's old howse, &c. Trans. of 7 pers.*??vol 2 p 320??JOHN ECKHOLLS, 321 acs., New Kent Co., on N. side of Mattapony Riv.,?23 Apr. 1688, p. 635. Beg. by Capt. William Smyth's Landing path; along Moody's lyne; to the White Oake Sw; to John Joy by an Indian path; by John Dunkley, &c. Trans. of 7 pers: Samuell Randoll, Jo hn London, John Courteney, Thomas Gardener, William Smithson, Deborah Marshall, Daniell Newman.??vol 2 p 328??JAMES TAYLER, 350 acs., New Kent Co., in St. Stephen's Par; 20 Oct. 1688, P. 683. Behind land formerly of Mr. Giles Moody; by Barrow's old house, &c. Granted to John Eckolls & Wm. Morris, 20 Apr. 16 85, deserted, & now granted by order, &c.. Trans. of 7 pers: John Jones, Wm. Kitto, Jeffrey James, Cadwalader Hackle, Anne Eden, EIiza. Foster, Jno. Charles.??vol 3 p 75??SAMUELL CRADOCK, J0HN CAVE, JOHN ECKHOLLS & WILLIAM GLOVER, 1620 acs., in K. & Q. & Essex Counties; on brs. of Tuckahoe Sw., in the freshes of Mattapony River, 23 Oct. 1703, p. 552. Beg. by E. side o f Potobago Path; to E. side of Tuckahoe Bever Dam; by the old path. Trans. of 33 pers: Hugh Williams, Eliz. Mask, Eliz. Dean, Wm. Whitton, Samuel Carter, John Page, Isaac Sanders, Wm. Haynes, Ric hd. Summers, Nicolas Neal, Tho, Oakley, Ralph Keeling, John Royley, Robt. Blake, Tho. Marlers, Nich. Martin, James Waly, Wm. Kite, Mary Kite, Mary Jones, Margt. Upton, Jon. Babe, Tho. Lyars, Jos eph Gregory, Tho. Essex, Joseph Arch , Wm. Maddocks, Fra. Bentley, Richd. Streeter, Robt. Marwood, Hugh Davis, Richd. Hill, Richd. Burton.??JOHN CAVE & JOHN ECKOLLS, 600 acs., K. & Q. Co., in St. Stephen's Par; in the freshes of Mattapony River; beg. at Richards" & Cave's land; to E. side of Potobago Path; 23 Oct. 1703, p. 554. Trans o f 12 pers: Daniell Due (or Doe), Peter Maryon, Hugh Hillion, Margarett Wingall, John Morgain, Rowld. Watteny, Mary Glover, Edward Clegg, Peter Baker, Wm. Leigh, John Right, Tho. Dicks.??vol 3 p 212??WILLIAM HALL, of Glocester Co; 1080 acs. (N. L.), K. & Q. Co. & Essex Co; 11 July 1719, p. 426. Beg. at Stephen Lankford (Langford), on W. side of Tuckahoe Sw; adj. William Cradock, John Cave, Joh n Eckols & William Glover; land sd. Hall sold to John Smith, Thomas Aplin & John Smith; Col. Goldman's line; Col. Goodrich & Mr. Aubrey; on N. side of the Sadle Branch; 11 July 1719, p. 426. Imp . of 22 pers: Jervis Blundall, Trehemiah Tolarton, John Brown, Abel Duckwith, Susanna Reaves, Alice Finier, David Wilson, Robert Smith, John Thomas, Dorby Bohawn, Dennis Mackarty, Darby Dun, James Smi th, Jane Thompson, Samuel Smith, Robert Williams, Thomas Turner.??vol 3 p 217??ROBERT BEVERLEY & THOMAS JONES, Gentlemen, 15,000 acs. (N.L.), in Essex Co. & K. & Q. Co., 20 Feb. 1719, p. 455. Beg. by Rappa. River, cor. of patent to James Harrison, John Bowzee & the 4 Orphans o f George Motts, dated 29 Nov. 1674; crossing Warner's River; on John Cave's land; on line of the Governor's land; to br. of the Wilderness Run; down the Rapidanna River; excepting certain tracts alrea dy granted within the bounds, which are declared to be no part of sd. 15,000 acs. hereby intended to be granted, &c. 75 Lbs., money.

    Descendants of John Echols Page 1
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    1-John Echols-[5748] b: 1650, England, d: 1712, Lunenberg County, Virginia
    +Mary Cave-[5749] b: Abt 1670, Caroline County, Virginia, d: After 1712, Virginia, m: Between 1670-1675, Caroline County, Virginia
    2-Mary Eleanor Echols-[5903] b: Abt 1690, King William County, Virginia, d: Bef 2 Nov 1771, Halifax County, Virginia
    +Nicholas Gillentine-[5904] b: Abt 1676, Thurland Castle, England, d: Unknown, m: Abt 1714, Virginia
    2-John Echols-[5905] b: Abt 1695, Virginia, d: 20 Dec 1750, Beaufort County, North Carolina
    2-Abraham Echols-[5906] b: Abt 1700, Comfort, Lee County, Virginia, d: 3 Oct 1749, Lunenberg County, Virginia
    +Sarah Tamer-[5907] b: Abt 1700, Virginia, d: Unknown, Virginia, m: Abt 1730
    3-Isaac Echols-[4599] b: Abt 1733, Virginia, d: 1761, Halifax County, Virginia
    +Mary Short-[20282] d: Unknown
    3-Joseph Echols-[16864] b: 20 Feb 1735, Prince George County, Virginia, d: 20 Dec 1789, Halifax County, Virginia
    +Elizabeth King-[16865] b: 20 Nov 1742, d: 30 Mar 1789, m: Halifax County, Virginia
    4-Abraham Echols-[20238]
    4-Jeremiah Echols-[20239] d: Unknown
    4-David Echols-[20283] b: 27 Jan 1776, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, d: 17 Feb 1854, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
    +Nancy ?-[20296] d: After 1854
    5-Sarah Echols-[20297] d: 1853, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
    +William A. Anthony-[20298] d: Unknown
    5-Susan S. Echols-[20299] d: Unknown
    +Grief D. Scates-[20300] d: Unknown
    5-Levena Echols-[20301] d: Unknown
    +Robert S. Heurt-[20302] d: Unknown
    6-Susan Heurt-[20303] d: Unknown
    4-Joseph Echols-[20284] b: 23 Mar 1789, d: 30 Mar 1824, Lynchburg, Halifax County, Virginia
    +Elizbabeth Street-[20271] d: Unknown
    +Elizabeth Frances Lambeth-[20272] d: Unknown, m: 11 Jun 1814, Halifax County, Virginia
    5-John Echols-[20273] b: 20 Mar 1823, Halifax County, Virginia, d: 24 Mar 1896, Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia
    +Mary Jane Caperton-[20274] b: 25 May 1823, Richmond Township, Madison County, Kentucky, d: 6 Oct 1874
    6-Edward Echols-[20278] d: Unknown
    +Mary Cochrain Reid-[20279] d: Unknown, m: After 1874
    5-Elizabeth Echols-[20275] d: Unknown
    5-Edward Echols Capt.-[20276] d: Unknown
    5-Robert J. Echols-[20277] d: Unknown
    3-Sarah Echols-[16866] b: Abt 1735, Henry County, Virginia, d: Bef 1817, Wilkes County, Georgia
    +John Rowden-[16867] b: 1738, England, d: 26 Apr 1817, Roane County, Tennessee, m: Abt 1750, Virginia
    Descendants of John Echols Page 2
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    3-Rebecca Echols-[16868] b: Abt 1741, Virginia, d: Unknown
    +James Hodges-[20281] d: Unknown
    3-Elizabeth Echols-[16869] b: Abt 1743, Lunenberg County, Virginia, d: After 1796, St. Clair County, Illinois
    +John Short-[16870] b: Abt 1736, d: After 1796, m: Abt 1760, Virginia
    3-Joshua Echols-[16871] b: Between 2 Apr 1747 And 1749, Cheser County, Virginia, d: Bef 18 Aug 1834, Fanning Place,
    Madison County, Georgia
    +Hannah Brown-[16872] d: Unknown
    4-Darius Echols-[20240] b: Abt 1779, Halifax County, Virginia, d: Abt 1866, Habersham County, Georgia
    +Tabitha Whitworth-[20286] b: Abt 1782, North Carolina, d: Bef 1863, m: Bef 1815
    +Hannah Thomas-[20287] b: Abt 1804, m: 15 Jan 1863, Franklin County, Georgia
    4-? Echols-[20241] d: Unknown
    +James Hodges-[20242] d: Unknown
    4-John Echols-[20285] b: Abt 1778, Virginia, d: Between 1830-1840, Habersham County, Georgia
    4-James Echols-[20288] b: Abt 1785, Virginia, d: Abt 1842, Forsythe County, Georgia
    4-Joshua Echols-[20289] b: Abt 1786, Virginia, d: 25 Nov 1843, Forsythe County, Georgia
    +Nancy Brown-[20290] b: 24 Mar 1793, Halifax County, Virginia, d: 17 Feb 1879, Floyd County, Georgia, m: 27 May 1814,
    Pendleton District, South Carolina
    4-Abraham Echols-[20291] b: Abt 1791, Pendleton District, South Carolina, d: Abt 1865, Forsythe County, Georgia
    +Mary Hays-[20292] b: Abt 1795, Franklin County, Georgia, d: Unknown, m: 23 Aug 1821, Franklin County, Georgia
    4-Elizabeth Echols-[20293] b: Abt 1792, Pendleton District, South Carolina, d: Unknown
    +Fleming Bates-[20294] d: Unknown
    4-Elijah V. Echols-[20295] b: Abt 1794, Pendleton District, South Carolina, d: Unknown, Georgia
    2-William Echols-[5908] b: 1702, Virginia, d: Between 8 Apr 16 And May 1771, Halifax County, Virginia
    +Sarah Turner-[5909] d: Feb 1778, Halifax County, Virginia
    3-John Echols-[20243] d: Unknown
    3-William Echols-[20244] d: Unknown
    +? Spradlin-[20245] d: Unknown
    4-Joel Echols-[20246] d: Unknown
    4-Elcanah Echols-[20247] d: Unknown
    4-William Echols-[20248] d: Unknown
    +Mary Elizabeth Farmer-[20249] d: Unknown, m: 19 May 1794, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
    5-? Echols-[20250] d: Unknown
    +Richard Holden-[20251] d: Unknown
    5-Joseph Echols-[20252] d: Unknown
    5-Larkin Echols-[20253] d: Unknown
    2-Anne Echols-[5912] b: 1703, Virginia, d: 21 Nov 1740, Amelia County, Virginia
    Descendants of John Echols Page 3
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    +George Marshbank-[5913] b: , Scotland, d: Unknown, m: Abt 1719, New Kent County, Virginia (see Anne Echols-[5912] on page
    2)
    2-Elizabeth Echols-[5914] b: Abt 1704, d: Unknown
    +William Murphy-[5915] b: Abt 1704, d: Unknown
    3-Joseph Murphy-[20269] d: Unknown
    3-William Murphy-[20270] d: Unknown
    +Gideon Smith-[16873] d: Unknown
    2-Joseph Moses Echols-[5910] b: Abt 1704, Virginia, d: Bef 1794, Halifax County, North Carolina
    2-Moses Echols-[5911] b: 1704, King And Queen County, Virginia, d: After 1782, Virginia
    2-Richard Echols-[5744] b: 1706, King And Queen County, Virginia, d: After 15 Jan 1778, Halifax County, Virginia
    +Catherine Evans-[5745] b: 1709, Caroline County, Virginia, d: Unknown, Virginia, m: 1735
    3-Mary Echols-[5881] b: 1729, Virginia, d: Unknown, Geor
    1
  • Birth: 17 FEB 1650 in Wilmslow, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Death: 12 DEC 1712 in Caroline, Virginia, United States
  • LDS Baptism: 17 JUN 1993 Temple: ARIZO 2
  • Endowment: 23 JUL 1993 Temple: ARIZO 2
  • Sealing Child: 29 JUL 1993 Temple: ARIZO
  • Ancestral File #: NNRL-3F



    Father: John ECHOLS b: 1619 in Grovesend, Kent, England, United Kingdom
    Mother: Mary Eleanor GILMORE b: 1622 in Grovesend, Kent, England, United Kingdom

    Marriage 1 Mary CAVE b: 5 JUL 1661 in Misterton, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
    • Married: ABT 1688 in Caroline, Brunswick, Virginia, United States
    • Sealing Spouse: 16 APR 2003 in SLAKE
    Children
    1. Has Children Eleanor ECHOLS
    2. Has Children Mary Elenor ECHOLS b: ABT 1690 in Amelia, Virginia, United States
    3. Has Children Ann ECHOLS b: ABT 1692 in Amelia, Virginia, United States
    4. Has No Children John ECHOLS b: 1698 in Amelia, Virginia, United States
    5. Has Children Abraham ECHOLS b: ABT 1700 in Amelia, Virginia, United States
    6. Has Children William ECHOLS b: ABT 1702 in Amelia, Virginia, United States
    7. Has No Children Joseph ECHOLS b: ABT 1704 in Amelia, Virginia, United States
    8. Has Children Richard ECHOLS b: ABT 1706 in King & Queen, Virginia, United States
    9. Has Children Elizabeth ECHOLS b: ABT 1708 in Amelia, Virginia, United States

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: Ancestral File
      Title: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R) Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 JAN 1998;FamilySearch® Ancestral File? v4.19" 3 Feb 2001/i> Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 JAN 1998;FamilySearch® Ancestral File? v4.19" 3 Feb 2001/i> Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 JAN 1998;FamilySearch® Ancestral File? v4.19" 3 Feb 2001
      Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
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