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  • ID: I874
  • Name: James DOSS
  • Suffix: Jr.
  • Title: Jr.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1743 in Virginia
  • Death: 1812
  • _TAG: Proven Ancestors
  • _UID: EF839C2AF0D943418BF9012A8DEC20B582AD
  • Note:
    Find A Grave Memorial# 11078763
    Name: James Doss, Jr.
    Birth: 1742 Amelia County, Virginia
    Death: 1813 Pittsylvania County, Virginia
    Son of James Doss Sr. and Frances Nix. he married Elizabeth Lester (1750-1840) abt. 1772 in Pittsylvanna County Va. They had 6 children including my X4 great grandmother Lavina Doss
    Burial: New Bethel Cemetery, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
    Created by: Vivian Pattee
    Record added: Jun 02, 2005

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    1767
    http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/pittsylvania/census/tith.txt

    1777 Oaths of Allegiance - 1777 Pittsylvania County, VA
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/Oaths.html

    1782
    http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/pittsylvania/census/hofh1782.txt
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/1782LandTaxes.htm

    1789 U.S. Tax List
    Personal B
    Pittssylvania County, Virginia
    Sheet 09
    Doss, James Jr.
    (in file)

    "Deeds show that James Broughill of Halifax County purchased 200 acres from James Doss Jr. of Pittsylvania County in July of 1792. The deed is illegible, but appears to be for 200 acres on a creek in Halifax County. It was recorded in Pittsylvania County."
    [Source: http://broyhill.org/james/postwar.htm

    The following statement about James Doss has been seen in many online gedcom files:

    "He had been ill or disabled from at least 1795, when he was exempted
    from paying taxes until he died."
    [Source: original source unknown]

    1800 U.S. Tax List
    Personal B
    Pittsylvania County, Virginia
    Sheet 08
    Doss, James (Exempt)

    1810 U.S. Tax List
    Personal A
    Pittsylvania County, Virginia
    Sheet 06
    Doss, James (exempt)
    (in file)

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    Is the James Doss listed below James Sr. or James Jr.?

    First List of Tithables of Pittsylvania County, Year 1767
    A List of Tithes, Etc, Taken by John Donelson 1767
    Thomas Doss
    List of Tithables Taken by Thomas Dillard, Jr in June 1767
    James Doss & John Dikes
    Zacheriah Doss & John Doss
    [Source: original source: The History of Pittsylvania County by Maud Carter Clement; online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/tith.htm]

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    Oaths of Allegiance - 1777 Pittsylvania County, VA
    copy done by Cynthia Hubbard Headen
    source: The Magazine of VA Genealogy, v.23, #1 (Feb.1985),
    transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito

    These lists were taken from a typewritten copy found in the Clerk's Office, Pittsylvania County, at Chatham, Virginia. The two following affidavits found attached to the copy are self-explanatory.

    I, S. H. F. Jones, do hereby certify that about the year 1930 I personally copied and had checked the names of persons who took the oath of Allegiance in 1777 as shown by manuscripts then in the Clerk's Office of Pittsylvania County, Virginia. The writing was faded and a few names could not be deciphered. Every effort was made to transcribe the names as they appeared on the manuscripts. The names of the foregoing Lists are a true and correct copy of the aforesaid manuscripts to the best of my knowledge and belief. The lists were also checked by Mr. Langhorne Jones, atty.
    Given under my hand and seal this 8th day of November, 1939.
    S. H. F. Jones (Seal)

    State of Virginia
    Pittsylvania County, To-wit:
    I, E. E. Friend, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, the same being a Court of Record, do hereby certify that Mrs. S. H. F. Jones whose name is signed to the foregoing writing bearing date 8th day of November 1939, personally appeared before me in my county, Office and State aforesaid and made oath that the foregoing statements are true to the best of her knowledge and belief. Given under my hand this 8th Nov. 1939.
    E. E. Friend
    Clerk Pittsylvania Circuit Court
    Chatham, VA
    Thomas Dillard, List
    James Doss
    James Doss

    Lankford's List
    William Doss

    Crispin Shelton's List
    John Doss
    [Source: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/Oaths.html]

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    Pittsylvania County Land Book Alterations 1785
    Grantee Acres Grantor
    James Doss junr 200 Jesse Polly
    [Source: online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/1785LandAlterations.htm]

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    1789 U.S. Tax List
    Personal B
    Pittssylvania County, Virginia
    Sheet 08
    Doss, John Sr.
    (in file)

    1789 U.S. Tax List
    Personal B
    Pittssylvania County, Virginia
    Sheet 09
    Doss, John (son of William)
    Doss, William
    Doss, James Jr.
    Doss, James Sr.
    (in file)

    1800 U.S. Tax List
    Personal B
    Pittssylvania County, Virginia
    Sheet 08
    Doss, James (Exempt)
    Doss, Phill
    Doss, John (Pewter)
    Doss, Azariah
    (in file)

    1800 U.S. Tax List
    Personal B
    Pittssylvania County, Virginia
    Sheet 09
    Doss, William Jr.
    Doss, William
    (in file)

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    1370 James Doss CGB 41:36 3 Dec 1798 20a Pittsylvania/ on the lower side of Beach tree Cr.
    1296 James Doss CGB D:58 1 Sep 1780 231a Pittsylvania/ on the Branches of Staunton River
    900 James Doss VPB 34:1084 25 Sep 1762 272a Halifax/ on Valentines Cr. of Stanton River
    972 John Doss CGB 13:75 7 Jun 1787 266a Pittsylvania/ on George's Creek
    203 Thomas Doss VPB 38:659 14 Jul 1769 171a Pittsyvlania on the branches of Stinking River
    977 Thomas Doss CGB D:185 1 Sep 1780 220a Pittsylvania/ on the brs. of the Long br. of the Ti
    [Source: http://www.directlinesoftware.com/Pool/pittsylvania.txt]

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    http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=571&last=&g_p=PD&collection=LO Grant
    Author LinkDoss, James. grantee.
    Title LinkLand grant 1 March 1781.
    Summary Location: Bedford County.
    Description: 42 acres on the north side of Stanton River adjoining Canefax?s and Alford?s lines.
    Source: Land Office Grants D, 1780-1781 (v.1 & 2 p.1-930), p. 571 (Reel 45).
    Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
    Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-.
    Subject - Personal LinkDoss, James. grantee.
    Subject - Topical LinkLand titles. -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Bedford County
    Subject -Geographic LinkBedford County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.
    Genre/Form LinkLand grants -- Virginia -- Bedford County.
    Added Entry LinkVirginia. Land Office. Register. Land grants, 1779-
    LinkLibrary of Virginia. Archives.

    http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=494&last=&g_p=GN&collection=LO Grant
    Author LinkDoss, James. grantee.
    Title LinkLand grant 20 December 1784.
    Summary Location: Campbell County.
    Description: 42 acres on the north side of Staunton River.
    Source: Land Office Grants N, 1784-1785, p. 494 (Reel 54).
    Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
    Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-.
    Subject - Personal LinkDoss, James. grantee.
    Subject - Topical LinkLand titles. -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Campbell County
    Subject -Geographic LinkCampbell County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.
    Genre/Form LinkLand grants -- Virginia -- Campbell County.
    Added Entry LinkVirginia. Land Office. Register. Land grants, 1779-
    LinkLibrary of Virginia. Archives.

    http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=221&last=&g_p=G2&collection=LO Grant
    Author LinkClark, William. grantee.
    Title LinkLand grant 26 May 1786.
    Summary Location: Pittsylvania County.
    Description: 400 acres on the branches of Middle Creek of Banister River adjoining Peter Legran, Thomas Doss.
    Source: Land Office Grants No. 2, 1786, p. 221 (Reel 68).
    Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
    Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-.
    Related See also the following surname(s): Clarke.
    Subject - Personal LinkClark, William. grantee.
    LinkLegran, Peter.
    LinkDoss, Thomas.
    Subject - Topical LinkLand titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Pittsylvania County.
    Subject -Geographic LinkPittsylvania County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.
    Genre/Form LinkLand grants -- Virginia -- Pittsylvania County.
    Added Entry LinkVirginia. Land Office. Register. Land grants, 1779-
    LinkLibrary of Virginia. Archives.

    http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=36&last=&g_p=G41&collection=LO Grant
    Author LinkDoss, James. grantee.
    Title LinkLand grant 3 December 1798.
    Summary Location: Pittsylvania County.
    Description: 20 acres on the lower side of Beach Tree Creek adjoining Ward, and Mustains land.
    Source: Land Office Grants No. 41, 1798-1799, p. 36 (Reel 107).
    Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
    Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-.
    Subject - Personal LinkDoss, James. grantee.
    Subject - Topical LinkLand titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Pittsylvania County.
    Subject -Geographic LinkPittsylvania County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.
    Genre/Form LinkLand grants -- Virginia -- Pittsylvania County.
    Added Entry LinkVirginia. Land Office. Register. Land grants, 1779-
    LinkLibrary of Virginia. Archives.

    http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=600&last=&g_p=G33&collection=LO Grant
    Author LinkMartin, Sampson. grantee.
    Title LinkLand grant 23 April 1796.
    Summary Location: Pittsylvania County.
    Description: 143 acres on both sides of Beech Tree Creek adjoining land of James Doss.
    Source: Land Office Grants No. 33, 1795-1796, p. 600 (Reel 99).
    Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
    Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-.
    Subject - Personal LinkMartin, Sampson. grantee.
    LinkDoss, James.
    Subject - Topical LinkLand titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Pittsylvania County.
    Subject -Geographic LinkPittsylvania County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.
    Genre/Form LinkLand grants -- Virginia -- Pittsylvania County.
    Added Entry LinkVirginia. Land Office. Register. Land grants, 1779-
    LinkLibrary of Virginia. Archives.

    http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=367&last=&g_p=PD&collection=LO Grant
    Author LinkWard, John. grantee.
    Title LinkLand grant 1 February 1781.
    Summary Location: Pittsylvania County.
    Description: 320 acres on both sides of Chiles?s Creek adjoining the land of James Doss.
    Source: Land Office Grants D, 1780-1781 (v.1 & 2 p.1-930), p. 367 (Reel 45).
    Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
    Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-.
    Subject - Personal LinkWard, John. grantee.
    LinkDoss, James.
    Subject - Topical LinkLand titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Pittsylvania County.
    Subject -Geographic LinkPittsylvania County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.
    Genre/Form LinkLand grants -- Virginia -- Pittsylvania County.
    Added Entry LinkVirginia. Land Office. Register. Land grants, 1779-
    LinkLibrary of Virginia. Archives.
  • Change Date: 17 FEB 2017 at 15:39:04



    Father: James DOSS b: ABT 1715
    Mother: Francis NIX b: in New Kent County, Virginia

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth LESTER b: ABT 1750
    • Married: ABT 1771
    Children
    1. Has No Children Elizabeth Doss b: ABT 1772
    2. Has Children Levina DOSS b: bet. 1771-1775 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia
    3. Has No Children Phillip Valorius Doss b: ABT 1775
    4. Has Children Mary Ann Doss b: ABT 1780
    5. Has Children William Doss b: ABT 1785
    6. Has No Children Edward Doss b: ABT 1795
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