- Born: 1698
- Marriage: Mary Rebeccah Ivey in 1720
- Died: 18 Dec 1750, Surrey County, VA at age 52
John Sledge, the only known son of Charles Sledge, is credited with establishing the Sledge surname in America. All the descendants of that name go back to one of his Four sons, Charles, John, Daniel and Amos. John Sledge married Rebecca Ivy, sister of Thomas Ivy, who married Johns sister, Rebecca Sledge. Of his four sons, three of their wills are included. Charles, his oldest son has no known will, but his children are listed in the Albemarle Parish Record, with a few exceptions. Each one of his Four sons had large families with many sons. The descendants of Charles
migrated to Tennessee, then Arkansas, with many unaccounted for. Daniel died in Warren Co. N.C. and his descendants stayed there, with a few to Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. Amos' descendants also went to N.C. and scattered, some also going to Texas. John Sledge died in Georgia, and his children scattered across the Southern States from Florida to Texas. John Sledge died in 1750 (will dated December 27, 1749 and probated December 18, 1750 - Surry Co. VA Book 9, p.674). Mary Rebecca died in 1752 (will also recorded in book 9, p. ). A smokehouse erected ca.1700 was moved in 1928 and was still standing at Chester Plantation in Sussex Co. VA until 1973. Portions of the original house erected ca. 1700 (which was later destroyed by fire) were seen there for some forty years but nothing remains today. The land was sold in 1786 to Captain William Harrison, and a new house was built in 1793. It's present owner is Gary M. Williams, Clerk of Court, Sussex Co. VA, a descendant of the Harrisons, who were his maternal ancestors. It is his belief that John Sledge (1) was the first to live on this land as this territory beyond the Blackwater River was not open to settlement until after 1700. (Became Sussex Co. in 1753.) (Excerpt, Larry Dale Sledge Book).
John married Mary Rebeccah Ivey in 1720. (Mary Rebeccah Ivey was born in 1700.)