Jane Moon1

#8772, (say 1720 - circa 1782)
Relationship4th great-grandmother of Nelle Belle Bridges

Family

Robert Denton b. 1714, d. 1778
Children 1. Sarah Denton+9,2 (s 1738 - 1831)
 2.Jacob Denton+2 (s 1739 - )
 3.Thomas Denton2 (s 1741 - )
 4.John Denton2 (s 1746 - )
 5.Margaret Denton2 (s 1747 - )
 6.Elizabeth Denton2 (c 1749 - )
 7.Mary Denton2 (c 1752 - 1777)
Her married name was Denton.2 
Robert Denton was born in 1714. Died in 1778 in Hampshire Co., VA (now Hardy Co., WV). Robert owned land by 1751 in present-day Hardy Co. on both the Lost River and Cacapon River west of Strasburg, VA. Following the last Indian uprising in 1766, Robert was involved in the purchase of more land in the Great North Mountain Range in what is now West Virginia. Robert stayed in this area though his brother James and others found Tennessee alluring, as well as Kentucky. He amassed some 1,600 acres of land in the area. He must have become ill in the late 1760s for he began to sell off the Lost River parcels, mostly to his family. In 1768 he sold 323 acres to his daughter Margaret and her husband, Joel Robinson. At his Lost River Plantation he began to see the great migration into the countryside begin. Surveyors were in Kentucky laying out the best lands for those who participated in the long conflict with the French and the Indians.
The English crown still forbade movement across the Alleghanies, but their Virginia governor, John Murray, Lord of Dunmore, instituted an expansionist attitude after he took office in 1771. The land-greedy pioneers were impatient with the "rights" ascribed to the Indian tribes.
Robert died in the early part of 1778.
He married Jane Moon on 13 Feb 1738 in Burlington Co., NJ. Jane Moon was born in 1714 and died in 1787 in Hampshire Co., VA. "License of Marriage on the thirteenth Day of February A.D. 1738 was granted by his Excellency Lewis Morris Esq. Gov. unto Robert Denton of Evesham in the County of Burlington, Yeoman, of one party and Jane Moon of the same Township, Spinster of other party. Arch Home, Secry." They had the following children: Margaret, Jacob, John, Sarah, Thomas, Elizabeth, Mary.2 
Birth*say 1720She was born say 1720. 
Marriage*13 February 1738She married Robert Denton on 13 February 1738 at Evesham, Burlington Co., New JerseyG; (license.)3,4 
16 October 1777In Robert Denton's will dated 16 October 1777, Jane Moon was named as an heir; wife Jane; sons Jacob, Robert, Thomas; sons-in-law Joel Robinson, John Crow, David Williams.5 
Death*circa 1782She died circa 1782 at Hardy (then Hampshire) Co., Virginia (now West Virginia)G.1 
26 November 1782She left a will on 26 November 1782 at Hardy (then Hampshire) Co., Virginia (now West Virginia)G.6 
Probate*11 June 1787Her estate was probated on 11 June 1787 at Hardy Co., Virginia (now West Virginia)G; inventory.7 
Probate18 April 1789Her estate was probated on 18 April 1789 at Hardy Co., Virginia (now West Virginia)G; distribution.8 
ChartsAncestors of Nelle Belle Bridges

Citations

  1. [S827] Waughtel & Wilcox Genealogy & Family History, online freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com, Will of Jane Denton; " I Jane Denton of Hampshire County and Colony of Virginia... First I will that my funeral Expenses and Just debts be Paid and discharged by my hereafter named Executor. Item I Give and bequeath to Eldest Son Jacob Denton my big bible and Big pot & the puter meashures and Big Chear. Item I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Margret Robinson one Negro Girl named Pol to her or her heirs and the bed Cloths one pan and Box iron and the Next begest pot and Spinning [ al] and the oldest Chest and my Best Table ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Item and my will is that my peuter that I am possest of at my decees Besides what is above mentioned to be Equally divied between my three Daughters that is to say Sarah Williams, Margred Robinson and Elizabeth Crow. Item I Give and bequeath my newest Chest to my Son Thoms Denton. Item my will and desire is that all my moveable Estate that I am possest of at my decees be sides what is all ready Mentioned to be Equally divided amongst my Sons and Daughters Jacob, John, Thomas Denton and Sarah Williams, Margret Robinson And Elizabeth Crow to them their heirs and Assigns forever ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Item my will and Desire is that all the above legacys as the stand Stated to be to them their Heirs or Assigns forever ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ To the true intent and performance thereof I do hereby Name and appoint my trusty friend Stephen Ruddell to be my Executor ."
  2. [S828] Denton Genealogy, online www.dentongenealogy.org.
  3. [S1075] A. van Doren Honeyman, William Whitehead and others, editors, Documents Relating to the Colonial and Revolutionary History of the State of New Jersey (Newark, NJ: Archives of the State of New Jersey, 1880–1949), 22:106, Marriage Records 1665-1800. "Denton, Robert, Burlington, and Jane Moon, Burlington 1738 Feb 13". Hereinafter cited as Documents Relating to the History of the New Jersey.
  4. [S828] Denton Genealogy, online www.dentongenealogy.org, "License of Marriage on the thirteenth Day of February A.D. 1738 was granted by his Excellency Lewis Morris Esq. Gov. unto Robert Denton of Evesham in the County of Burlington, Yeoman, of one party and Jane Moon of the same Township, Spinster of other party. Arch Home, Secry."
  5. [S827] Waughtel & Wilcox, online freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com, County of Hampshire Colony of Virginia October 16, 1777 Will of Robert Denton:
    Be it remembered that on the sixteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven 1777, I, Robert Denton of Hampshire County in the colony of Virginia yeoman being very sick and weak of Body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to dye do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto the hands of God that gave it and for my body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian like decent manner at the discretion of Executors and for any such worldly estate where with it that pleased God to Bless me with in this life I give and devise and depose of the same in the following manner and form.
    IMPRIMIS it is my will and I do order that in the first place all my last debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied.
    ITEM I give and bequeath unto Jane Denton my dearly beloved wife the use and benifit of the Plantation which I now lives on during her natural life as she continues my widow and after her death or marage to goe to my soninlaw Joel Robinson unto him his Heirs and assigns forever. The said Joel Robinson to pay unto my son Jacob Denton oldest son Robert Denton the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds good and lawfull money of Virginia to be paid at my beloved wife's decease if the said Robert should become of age of twenty one years - but not to be paid till he comes to that age.
    ITEM I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife one full third part of my moveable estate to her own proper use for ever.
    ITEM I give and bequeath unto my oldest son Jacob Denton a certain track of land containing eighty acres that lies joining his own plantation to him his heirs and assigns for ever.
    ITEM I give and beueath unto my second son John Denton one negro boy two year old next May the boys name is Gilburd to him his heirs and assigns for ever.
    ITEM I give and bequeath unto my third son Thomas Denton the sum of five shilings as an acknowledgement.
    ITEM I give and bequeath unto my soninlaw John Crow the sum of five shilings as an acknowledgement.
    ITEM I give and bequeath unto my soninlaw David Williams the sum of five shilings as an acknowledgement.
    ITEM I give and bequeath unto my son Jacob Denton and John Denton and my soninlaw Joel Robinson all the remaining part of my moveable estate to be equally divided amongst them and their heirs but to be continued on the place and not divided till after my beloved wife's decease.
    ITEM I do hereby constitute make and ordain my liveing sons Jacob Dentain and Joel Robinson my only and sole executors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby verily disallow revoke and disanull all and every other former testament wills legacies and executors by me in any Ways before this time named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
    Signed Sealed Published Robert RD Denton (Seal)
    Pronounced and Declared by the said Robert Denton as his last will and testament in the presents of us the subscribers

    (but not to be paid till he comes to that age was onterlined be sealing and delivery)

    Stephen Ruddell
    John McNeer
    George Claypool.
  6. [S827] Waughtel & Wilcox, online freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com, Will of Jane Denton: " I Jane Denton of Hampshire County and Colony of Virginia... First I will that my funeral Expenses and Just debts be Paid and discharged by my hereafter named Executor. Item I Give and bequeath to Eldest Son Jacob Denton my big bible and Big pot & the puter meashures and Big Chear. Item I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Margret Robinson one Negro Girl named Pol to her or her heirs and the bed Cloths one pan and Box iron and the Next begest pot and Spinning [ al] and the oldest Chest and my Best Table...Item and my will is that my peuter that I am possest of at my decees Besides what is above mentioned to be Equally divied between my three Daughters that is to say Sarah Williams, Margred Robinson and Elizabeth Crow. Item I Give and bequeath my newest Chest to my Son Thoms Denton. Item my will and desire is that all my moveable Estate that I am possest of at my decees be sides what is all ready Mentioned to be Equally divided amongst my Sons and Daughters Jacob, John, Thomas Denton and Sarah Williams, Margret Robinson And Elizabeth Crow to them their heirs and Assigns forever...Item my will and Desire is that all the above legacys as the stand Stated to be to them their Heirs or Assigns forever...To the true intent and performance thereof I do hereby Name and appoint my trusty friend Stephen Ruddell to be my Executor...Set my hand and Seal this twenty Sixth day of November in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred & Eighty two ~ ~ 1782."
    This will was the fourth one recorded (in 1787) in Hardy Co. after it was formed in 1785.

    Probate: "At a Court held for Hardy County the 9th day of April 1787 This last will and Testament of Jane Denton decd was Proved by the oath of George Kidner and Samuel Sonrey the Witnesses therein. And Ordered to be recorded, and on the Motion of Stephen Ruddell Gentl. the Exor therein named, who made Oath thereto a Certificate is Granted him for Obtaining a probate thereof in due form Giving Security whereupon he with Security entered into and Acknowledged [bond] Conditioned as the Law Directs."

    Appraisement of the Movebles of Jane (Moon) Denton. Will Book NO.1 at p. 12, June 11, 1787, Hardy County, Virginia. Jacob Chrisman, Anthony Miller, James Thomas At a Court held for hardy County the 11th day June 1787 This Inventory and appraisment of the Estate of Jane Denton decd Was returned and ordered to be Recorded. Teste Edward Williams C. H. C.

    Distribution: "Will Book No. 1 at Page 31, 18th day April 1789, For The Estate of Jane Denton Decd. L S.
    To David Williams, Joel Robinson, John Crow, Thomas Denton, Jacob Denton, Joel Robinson, sherrif for taxes, other.
    At a Court held for Hardy County the 18th day of April 1789. This Account Current of the Estate of Jane Denton Deceased was rended into court and the same being examined and Approved as Ordered to be Recorded By the Court, E. Williams C.H.C.
  7. [S827] Waughtel & Wilcox, online freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com, citing Will Book no. 1, p. 12: cows, sheep, etc.; housewares, sundry and cash. Total £53 16s 3d.
  8. [S827] Waughtel & Wilcox, online freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com, citing Will Book no. 1, p.31, "At a Court held for Hardy County the 18th day of April 1789. This Account Current of the Estate of Jane Denton Deceased was rended into court and the same being examined and Approved as Ordered to be Recorded By the Court."
    To David Williams, Joel Robinson, John Crow, Thomas Denton, Jacob Denton (John not mentioned); also digging the grave, to the sheriff for taxes, paying the appraisers, to the Executor "for his troubles", tax on the executorship.
  9. [S827] Waughtel & Wilcox, online freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com.