John Truax

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John Truax, son of John Truax and Sytje van Kerken, was born say 1723 but later baptised at Middletown, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, 27 August 1727.1 He died at Loudoun Co., Virginia, after 1784.2

John married Margaret Mount, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at New Jersey 8 November 1743.3

He signed a petition requesting a review of the placement of a road, attempting to move it back to where it had been for many years, instead of where (it appears) it had recently been moved. His signature might be found on the original or film of it.4

He is listed as a tithable of Loudoun Co. with David Truax (probably his son), in 1773, 1774, 1775, 1778, and 1784 (The 1784 list only names the first tithable of the household, but does show the total number. In 1773 and 1774 the record is clear that he was of Shelburne parish.5

The Loudoun County minute book has three entries for John Truax:

12 Mar 1782 was allowed (credited) for 235 pounds of beef @ 4 pence.

13 Aug 1782 there was a court order on the case of Truax v Eblin. No other details.

9 Dec 1782 he was appointed Surveyor in the room of Saml Wilks.6


Margaret Mount
  • David Truax7 b. 19 Feb 1756, d. 11 Feb 1855
  • Margaret Truax+ b. 19 Feb 1757, d. abt. Sep 1844
  • Isaac Truax8 b. bt 1761 - 1770, d. bef. 1851
  • John Truax8 b. abt. 1770, d. abt. 1813
This person was last edited on16 Apr 2023


  1. [S1098] Freehold, New Jersey, Church Records 1709-1851, 10, FHL microfilm 888745, further cited as Freehold, NJ Church Records.
  2. [S1096] Marty Hiatt and Craig Roberts Scott, Loudoun County Virginia Tithables 1758-1786 (3 vols., Athens, Georgia: Iberian Publishing Company, 1995), 3:1323, further cited as Hiatt and Scott, Loudoun Tithables. This is the last mention of him in the tithables.
  3. [S1097] William Nelson, New Jersey Marriage Records 1665-1800: Edited, With an Historical Introduction on the Early Marriage Laws of New Jersey, and the Precedents on Which they Were Founded (1900; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1982), 284,399, further cited as Nelson, New Jersey Marriage Records. If this is "our" John Truax, he was only 16 at the time of marriage.
  4. [S1100] Roberto Costantino, Miscellaneous Road Cases: Loudoun County, Virginia: 1758-1782: Loudoun County Circuit Court, Clerk of Circuit Court Archives: Miscellaneous Road Cases, Files No. 38 to 48, Leesburg, Virginia (Westminster, Maryland: Willow Bend Books, 2003), 210-211 (Road Case File #48), further cited as Costantino, Miscellaneous Road Cases.
  5. [S1096] Hiatt and Scott, Loudoun Tithables, 2:629,669,713,787,905;3:1323.
  6. [S1099] , Loudoun County, Virginia Minute Book, 1780-1783 (Miami Beach, Florida: T.L.C. Genealogy, 1990), 73,125,160, further cited as Loudoun Co. Minute Book.
  7. [S1102] Jennifer Smith and Anita Bruihl Bradford, The Truax/Truex Genealogy Project (5 Volumes (title varies) vols., Carmel, Indiana: The Association of Philippe du Trieux Descendants, 2002), 5:3-4, further cited as Smith and Bradford, Truax Project.
  8. [S1102] Smith and Bradford, Truax Project, 5:3-5.