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Captain John Linton, Wife and Children

Note by Phyllis Brown:  This is the family group sheet for Captain John Linton and wife Ann Nancy Mason.  Ten children, ten original descendants.  But think of the number that would be now.  There are eight generations from Captain John to my children – my Linton who is named for him.  Except for his son, John Hancock, the son named for him, the Captain’s children all had at least five children of their own, who each had children, etc., etc.  That is a cascade of descendants!  I would love to find them all – I feel it may be an impossible task – but one definitely worth trying!
At one of the genealogy conventions I attended there was a talk on the unique, individuality of each person.  Consider all the ancestors you have – go back several generations on your family tree.  Then take out one great-great-great-grandfather.  Take out that one person and see all the holes that automatically pop up on that family tree.  You are no longer alive, no longer that unique individual.  Consider the shorter life span of years ago.  Consider the always pressing possibility of death during, or shortly after, childbirth.  Consider the illnesses that today seem minor, but at that time deadly.  What about death due to wars?  Doesn’t it seem remarkable that all these people on your family tree came together to make you into the person you are today.  It seems the least we can do is search for them and keep their memory alive.
Family Group Sheet for John Hancock Linton

Husband: John Hancock Linton
Birth: 1750 in Prince William County, Virginia
Death: 04 Dec 1836 in Washington County, Kentucky
Burial: Washington County, Kentucky
Marriage: Bef. 1772 in Virginia
Father: Moses Linton
Mother: Susanna Hancock

Wife: Ann Nancy Mason
Birth: Virginia
Death: 14 Nov 1832 in Washington County, Kentucky
Elizabeth Berkeley
Father: Benjamin Mason
Mother: Elizabeth berkeley



Name: Elizabeth Rebecca Linton
Birth: 1771
Spouse: Richard (Dick) Keene

Name: Moses Linton
Birth: 1772 in Virginia
Death: Aug 1854 in Nelson County, KY
Marriage: 17 Dec 1800 in Orange County, VA
Spouse: Ann Nancy Pead

Name: Catherine Linton
Birth: Abt. 1775
Death: Aft. 1836
Marriage: Abt. 1795 in Virginia
Spouse: Henry Taylor

Name: Benjamin Franklin Linton
Birth: 16 Jun 1777 in Virginia
Death: 22 Feb 1861 in Washington County, KY
Marriage: 12 Apr 1805 in Fluvanna County, VA
Spouse: Lucy Crewdson

Name: Nancy Linton
Birth: 1778 in Virginia
Death: 1861 in Washington County, KY
Spouse: Edward Barber Edwards

Name: Susan Linton
Birth: 1782
Death: Aft. 1850
Marriage: 15 Mar 1812
Spouse: William Moran Jr.

Name: William Linton
Birth: 1790 in Virginia
Death: Aft. 1850 in Washington County, Kentucky
Marriage: 05 Apr 1817 in Washington County, Kentucky
Spouse: Elizabeth Lyon Moran

Name: Lewis Linton
Birth: 1796 in Virginia
Marriage: 21 Nov 1820
Spouse: Sarah Janes

Name: Martha Linton
Birth: 1793
Death: 06 May 1836 in Washington Co, KY
Marriage: 26 May 1823
Spouse: Horatio Mudd
Other Spouses: Charles E. Powell (03 Feb 1813)

Name: John Hancock Linton
Birth: Abt. 1795
Death: 1838 in Washington County, KY
Marriage: 16 Jan 1837 in Washington County, KY
Spouse: Julia Greene

5 replies »

  1. Just learned about Captain John Linton, my 4th Great Grandfather, from your pages… thank-you! I am descended from his son, Moses Lewis Linton.

  2. I love this webpage. You have done an awesome job!
    I’m researching the Green family from that area and I beleive Juliet Ann Greene married John Hancock Linton, son of Capt. John Linton, she was the daughter of Francis Green/e and Mary Bowles. She died 19 Oct 1838, she is listed in the St. Rose cemetery records. They had a son John Francis Linton (or John F.H LINTON) He was baptized April 19, 1838 at St. Rose Catholic church. In the 1860 census he is living in Washington county, Ky by several Linton families and right above, Juliet’s brother Basil & Jane (Linton) Green family. I’m not sure which Linton family Jane is from.
    Juliet’s other brother John H Green list this John F Linton in his estate settlement.

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