Jonas Hedges died Berkley County, Virginia, leaving a will dated February 9,
1787. Bequeathing his property to his nine children.
On the 10th of April 1738 James Davis of Orange County, Viginia. divided his land grant into three tracts. He sold 300 acres to Richard Morgan; 300 acres to Peter Hedges and 275 acres to Solomon Hedges (DB2, page 475, 488, 481, Orange County, Virginia. ( On microfilm Berkeley County, West Virginia Courthouse.) In the same year, 1738, Frederick County, Virginia, was formed from Orange County, Virginia, but the court did not meet until 1743. Morgan Bryan and his wife Martha, of Frederick County, Virginia sold 11 January 1743 their 1,020 acre tract of land on Tully's Branch to Joshua Hedges for 46 pounds current money (DB1, page 27 Frederick County, Virginia.) Joshua Hedges did not keep the southern most part of this tract long. He sold 220 acres 1 September 1747 to Robert Paul. Joshua Hedges received a land grant of 391 acres 7 November 1754 from Lord Fairfax. This land is located where the James Rumsey School is today and joined in the west the land he had purchased from Morgan Bryan and the land that Peter Hedges had purchased on the south. Jonas Hedges received a land grant of 261 acres on 7 November 1754 from Lord Fairfax. This tract of land lies on the south side of Joshua Hedges's grant (Land grant records, Richmond, Virginia & Land grant plat map by Galtjo Gertseema.)
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In the year 1754 we have five Hedges families living what is present day
Berkeley County, West Virginia. Joshua Hedges born April 14, 1717, died Feburary 16, 1790, married Elizabeth Chapline; Jonas Hedges married Agnes Powelston; Peter Hedges married Elizabeth Seeds; Ruth Hedges who married to Abraham Vanmeter; Solomon Hedges who married Rebecca Vanmeter. These were all children of Joseph Hedges who emigrated to America in 1710 and died at Monocacy, Maryland, 1732. There were also five children in this family which did not come to htis area: Charles; Joseph; Catherine; Dorcas and Samuel (Will of Joseph Hedges in The Christine Bergen papers Berkeley County Courthouse.) Joseph was the son of Charles hedges who died in England in 1720. His father was Sir Charles Hedges who died in England 1n 1714.