From the patent language you quote it is certain that Evans Run flows into
Nottoway. The Nottoway is a long river that runs through south side
and serves as the boundary between a whole bunch of counties arrayed along
Prince George begat Brunswick begat perhaps a dozen counties. You can
trace their formation by going to the USGenWeb site and navigating to
Virginia, then looking for the link to county formations.
We have excellent coverage of southside patents at our Deed Data Pool
thanks to Dennis Hudgins. We lack, however, patents along the entire
river side in modern Brunswick Co. whereas the coverage in other
counties is quite good along the river. (Brunswick's
northern border is the Nottoway River.) Brunswick was
just begining to be settled in the early 1720's, so I think it likely that
Evans Run was located in modern Brunswick as opposed to one of its
----- Original Message -----
From: "Symonds" <sysite(a)swbell.net>
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2004 4:03 PM
Subject: [DMU] Virginia patents: "mouth of Evans' run" on the south side
I have two patents to two different men. The 1720 patent to land on
the south side of the Nottoway River in Prince George County refers to
"the mouth of Evans run" and thence ... and thence... to the Nottoway
River and up its meanders. The 1726 patent to land in Brunswick county
refers to land on the south side of the Nottoway River beginning on
the river "at the mouth of Evans' Run" and thence...thence...to the
River and down its meanders.
My first question is: is it correct to read these to mean that
"Evans' Run" empties into the Nottoway River?
My second question: where does the Nottoway River originate?
If anyone has had any experience with the Nottoway River area, I would
very much appreciate any advice you may be able to offer. Thanks as
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