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- Land grant, 15 November 1785, for 230 acres in Ohio County, (West) Virginia, to Joseph Tomlinson, Jr. (1745-1825), assignee of Benjamin Tomlinson (1752-1838), heir in law of Samuel Tomlinson (1747-1777), and signed by Governor Patrick Henry. This grant is recorded in Grant U, 1786, p. 87
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- Joseph Tomlinson, Jr. was born in Little Meadows, Maryland on 12 October 1745. He was the son of Joseph Tomlinson and Rebecca Swearingen. Joseph Tomlinson Jr. was the very first settler at Grave Creek, Elizabethtown, now known as Moundsville, West Virginia. Along with his brothers, Samuel and James, they scouted this area in the 1760's. Joseph returned to Little Meadows to marry Elizabeth Hartness. He returned, bringing his mother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mary, along with others. He built his fort at the site of the old Moundsville High School. Tomlinson died on 30 May 1825 in Elizabethtown, (West) Virginia, and is buried in Mount Rose Cemetery in Moundsville.
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