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John Randon

Male Abt 1762 - 1813  (~ 51 years)


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  • Name John Randon 
    Born Abt 1762  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Arrival 1786  Mobile, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Possessions 1797  301 acres on the west margin of Alabama River Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 30 Aug 1813  Fort Mims, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Fort Mims Massacre
    Fort Mims Massacre
    30 August 1813
    Notes 
    • Cusseta, 5th of December (1797).

      John Randon, of Tensaw, states that some time about the year 1784 he waited upon the Governor of Georgia and claimed the property of Peter Randon, his father, then deceased; that he was directed how to proceed by General James Jackson, and he obtained an order from the Governor to take his property wherever to be found in the state.

      Some of the property had been sold under direction of Governor Martin under the idea that it was confiscated, but his father had never been put in the act of confiscation, and he and his brothers were all minors at the death of their father.

      He proceeded as directed and recovered nine negros, little and big, and in the year 1785 set out with them to the Creek nation, and two of the negros, Manuel and George, left him and run off, and he has been informed they are in possession of Francis Paris, on Briar Creek; Paris's father was executor to the will of Peter Randon.

      There are three brothers, David, John & James, now living, sons of a Creek woman of the Cotchulgee, and on a division of the negros, these two negros were alloted to David and James.

      He further states that he gave a power of attorney to James Gray, of Beech Island, to sell some lands belonging to the estate; he intended at the time to sell his share only, but on examining into the power, General Jackson said it was a general power to sell all the lands; he replied to the General he was illiterate and did not mean to dispose of more than his own. General Jackson sent twice to him afterwards to come and sign the papers; he replied he could not, as he had not received value for the land, and could only sell his own share. After this the General rode up to his lodgings and urged him to go; he still refused, but the General said if he did not, it would be put into the Chancery and would cost him more than it was worth; upon this, he went and signed.

      Some of the lands were left in the hands of old Nunns, the father of halfbreed Samson, for 400 and the other 180 pounds sterling.

      When Peter Randon died, John Randon went with David Holms, and he understood that David Holms had all the plots and grants for their land, and he was recently informed by Jacob Townshend that the original deed was in possession of General Jackson, and Abner Hammond had offered 1,300 for the land.

      This statement is made to the Principal T. A. for Indian Affairs South of Ohio by the brothers, to request his interposition in the premisses, that justice may be done them.

      JOHN RANDON.
      [3]
    Person ID I7717  Dickinson
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2014 

    Family Roseanna Holmes,   b. Abt 1768, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1809, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Children 
     1. Mary Louisa Randon,   b. Abt. 1784, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1813, Fort Mims, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years)
     2. Martha Randon,   b. Abt 1788, Spanish West Florida (Tensaw, Baldwin, Alabama) Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Peter Randon,   b. Abt 1790, Spanish West Florida (Tensaw, Baldwin, Alabama) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Apr 1848, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F2082  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 1786 - Mobile, Mobile, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Aug 1813 - Fort Mims, Baldwin, Alabama Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Dyer, Reuben; Randon, John; Stiggins, Joseph
    Dyer, Reuben; Randon, John; Stiggins, Joseph
    Smith, Clifford Neal, Spanish and British Land Grants in the Mississippi Territory: 1750-1854 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004).

  • Sources 
    1. [S103] Anglo-Americans in Spanish Archives, Lists of Anglo-American Settlers in the Spanish Colonies of America, A Finding Aid, Lawrence H. Feldman, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1991), 28.

    2. [S336425] Spanish and British Land Grants in the Mississippi Territory: 1750-1784, Clifford Neal Smith, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004), 21.

    3. [S336424] The Collected Works of Benjamin Hawkins, Benjamin Hawkins; Thomas Foster, ed., (Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press 2003), 263-264.