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THE SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIAN 

A JOURNAL OF GENEALOGY AND HISTORY 




Vol. XI No. 1 



January — March 1993 



The Southside Virginian 

The Southside Virginian, published since 1983, is owned by Kathryn 
Sawyer Hooper and Christopher Nt Hooper, P. O. Box 3684, 
Richmond, VA 23235. It is published quarterly, with issues appearing 
in January, April, Jury, and October of each year. Subscriptions are 
$20.00 per year, postage included, and are on a calendar year basis, 
with subscribers receiving all issues for the year in which they subscribe. 
Back issues, where available, are $25.00 per volume (4 issues). 
Reprints of back issues are $40.00 per volume (4 issues). Please inform 
the publishers, at the above address, of any change in address. 

The Southside Virginian, solicits unpublished source material of 
genealogical and historical significance to researchers of Southside 
Virginia which includes the counties of Amelia, Appomattox, Bedford, 
Brunswick, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Chesterfield, 
Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Franklin, Greensville, Halifax, Henry, Isle of 
Wight, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nansemond, Norfolk, Nottoway, 
Pittsylvania, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George, Princess Anne, 
Southampton, Surry, and Sussex. Efforts are made to balance the 
material published so that the greatest coverage of the geographical 
area can be achieved. All materials submitted for publication should 
be well documented and be factually accurate. Every effort is made to 
check submitted materials for accuracy and originality, but neither the 
owners or staff of The Southside Virginian can assume responsibility for 
errors on the part of its contributors. Corrections of proven errors will 
appear in subsequent issues of the magazine. 

All material appearing in The Southside Virginian is copyrighted in the 
name of The Southside Virginian. This copyright protects all original 
materials published, and is not intended to interfere with the copyright 
of any materials quoted or cited by our authors. It is understood that 
records in the public domain cannot be copyrighted. Transcriptions and 
abstracts of such records as deeds, probated wills, tax records, 
tombstone inscriptions, etc., can be protected in the form in which they 
are submitted. The form this material takes in The Southside Virginian 
is covered by the general copyright of the magazine. Contributors 
should use extreme care not to infringe on the copyright of others. 
Neither the owners or staff of The Southside Virginian are responsible 
for any infringement of copyrights by its contributors. Written 
permission must be granted by the owners of this magazine for the 
reproduction, in any form, of any material contained herein. 

This magazine is produced on Positive 80486 25mhz and Packard-Bell 
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THE SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIAN 

A JOURNAL OF GENEALOGY AND HISTORY 

P. O. Box 3684, Richmond, VA 23235 
ISSN 0736-5683 

CONTENTS Vol. XI No. 1 • Jan - Mar 1993 



Editorial 2 

Book Reviews And Announcements 3 

1748 Freeholders [Brunswick County] 9 

Dennis Hudgins 

Village View Family Cemetery — Emporia, Virginia [Greensville County] ... 17 
Ray Sasser 

Will of John Tucker - 1736 [Norfolk County] 19 

Christopher M. Hooper 

Will of Hillary Matthias - 1799 [Princess Anne County] 21 

Christopher M. Hooper 

Amelia Academy - "The Wigwam" [Amelia County] 23 

Kathryn Sawyer Hooper 

Selections from Halifax County Deed Books 33 - 37 (1824 - 1829) 26 

/. C Kolbe 

Will of James Westbrooke — 1711 [Prince George County] 30 

Christopher M. Hooper 

Methodist or City Cemetery, Lynchburg, Virginia [Campbell County] 32 

Kathryn Sawyer Hooper 

Harrup vs Harris — Reading Original Records 37 

Christopher M. Hooper 

"Fancy Farm" [Bedford County] 39 

Kathryn Sawyer Hooper 

Queries 41 

Index 45 



copyright ©1993 - The Southside Virginian 



EDITORIAL 



ITS 1993. AND WHERE ARE YOUR ANCESTORS!!! 

This little play on words certainly has some implications for the family researcher. 
All of us who have been involved in genealogical endeavors for some time have 
branches of our families which defy the rational approaches to research. We trace 
every lead, use every form of deductive logic, to give us the clues necessary to find 
conclusive evidence. 

Being a genealogical researcher is similar to being a private detective. Sometimes we 
must look beyond the obvious, and utilize our reasoning skills to approach the 
problem at hand. If a record does not exist in the county will or probate books for 
someone we are researching, we should not just accept that as a fact. Often times 
wills appeared in other public records or documents, sometimes not even in the 
county or state being researched. We don't just look in the county where our 
ancestors resided, but in all of the surrounding counties as well. Knowing the history 
and formation of the counties and states aids us in this research. 

This leads us to one of the basic philosophies of publication utilized by The Southside 
Virginian. We believe that presenting transcriptions of the records in their entirety 
gives our readers much more useful information. Abstracts are certainly valuable in 
that they provide a short synopsis of masses of raw genealogical data. But, they 
cannot give you the little clues that may be needed to deduce relationships or family 
interactions. In reading abstracts, one cannot understand the flavor of the life and 
times of the individuals whose names are included. 

This is not a put-down of abstractors. Abstractors provide a valuable and very 
necessary service for researchers. We cannot all get to the courthouse and read all 
of the records there. What we can do however, is obtain copies of the original 
documents from which the abstracts were taken. This not only allows us to confirm 
the abstractors work, but when these copies are read, allows us to see the context in 
which the original document was produced. This is where we may get the clues we 
need to make our future research decisions. 

If we only look at the raw data which we record on the genealogy charts, how many 
clues to the missing individuals will we miss? We must remember that our ancestors 
lived 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for their entire lives. They interacted with their 
families, neighbors, and government. Just as we do today. When we think of them 
as living, breathing, individuals who made decisions about their lives based on these 
interactions, we can come to truly know them. They are not just entries in a clerk's 
records, which have now been condensed into a line in an abstraction. 

As a magazine devoted to the HISTORY AND GENEALOGY of Southside 
Virginia, we prefer to publish the complete records when available. We will, of 
course, continue to publish abstractions of voluminous records. We do hope that the 
mix of transcriptions and abstractions which we provide, gives our subscribers an 
insight into the lives of the people of Southside Virginia. 

Chris Hooper, Publications Manager 



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BOOK REVIEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 



Dorothy S. Provine, Index to District of Columbia Wills 1801-1920. 218 pp; paper 
(8V2 x 11); $25.00 + $3.00 shipping (MD tax 5%, MI tax 4%). 1992. More 
than 22,700 wills were filed in the District of Columbia Orphans' Court 
(Probate Ct.) during the time period 1801-1920. These records were 
transferred to the District of Columbia Archives, 1300 Naylor Ct., NW, 
Washington, DC 20001-4225, in 1990, and assigned to Record Group 2, 
Records of Superior Court. Ms. Provine has provided an alphabetical listing 
of these records which are stored in the Archives by year of filing and then 
alphabetically. The entries consist of name of person, year of filing (which is 
often a short time after the death of the testator), and the number of the 
archive box holding the document. Although the list contains many names of 
notable historical figures (e.g., Francis Scott Key, Dolly Madison, George 
Washington), the majority are those of the local middle and upper class 
property owners who wished proper distribution of their possessions. A large 
number of these wills were penned by Washington's more prosperous African- 
Americans. This book is an excellent tool for anyone researching individuals 
living in the District of Columbia during the 19 th century. Order from 
Genealogical Publishing Co., 1001 N. Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202. 
(800) 296-6687. 

Janice L. Abercrombie and Richard Slatten, Virginia Publick Claims, 69 volumes. 
Pages vary per volume; index in each volume; acid-free paper; paper (6 x 9); 
price varies per volume (shipping $1.50 for $0-10.00 order, $2.50 for $10.01- 
25.00 order, $3.50 for $25.01-50.00 order, $4.50 for over $50.00 order). The 
Publick Claims represent the reports made by the county courts to Richmond, 
in booklet form, constituting the claims made by the civilian population for 
contributions to the Revolutionary War. These typically were for provisions 
or services rendered to military. For instance, in the Brunswick County 
booklet on p. 58 is a listing of "Persons employed in beef driving," which gives 
a listing of individuals, the number of days they served, and what they were 
paid. On p. 72 is a listing of individuals who were to receive £1/10 for 
furnishing "cloathing & beef for the Army the 13 th Dec. 1782." These 
booklets (one county per booklet) contain useful and interesting information 
about more than 75,000 individuals generally for whom other written records 
have not survived. The late Mr. Slatten recognized the value of these records 
and, in conjunction with Mrs. Abercrombie, began abstracting the claims. 
Unfortunately, he was not to see the project completed before his death. Mrs. 
Abercrombie has continued the undertaking and all booklets have now been 
completed. Information for the booklets was obtained from the originals 
housed at the Virginia State Archives and Library in Record Group 48. The 
booklet for Accomack County has not survived, so the Accomack County 
Publick Claims were taken from the county court order books. Originally, 
three counties now in Kentucky and two now in Pennsylvania were included 
in the records. These booklets have not survived. Each county book is 
printed separately and the cost depends on the number of pages in the book. 
The following are the prices and length of books on Southside Counties: 



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Amelia, 107 pp, $14; Bedford, 64 pp, $7.75; Brunswick, 58 pp, $7.50; 
Buckingham, 37 pp, $5.00; Campbell, 28 pp, $5.00; Charlotte, 33 pp, $5.00; 
Chesterfield, 57 pp, $7.50; Cumberland, 71 pp, $8.75; Dinwiddie, 51 pp, $6.75; 
Greensville, 21 pp, $5.00; Halifax, 61 pp, $7.75; Henry, 53 pp, $7.25; Isle of 
Wight, 33 pp, $5.00; Lunenburg, 27 pp, $5.00; Mecklenburg, 65 pp, $7.75; 
Nansemond, 50 pp, $6.75; Norfolk, 33 pp, $5.00; Pittsylvania, 43 pp, $6.25; 
Powhatan, 40 pp, $6.00; Prince Edward, 43 pp, $6.25; Prince George, 18 pp, 
$5.00; Princess Anne, 20 pp, $5.00; Southampton, 25 pp, $5.00; Surry, 19 pp, 
$5.00; Sussex, 28 pp, $5.00. A complete index of over 100,000 entries to the 
Publick Qaims is available for $20.00. The complete set of Virginia Publick 
Claims is available with full index in a 3 volume, 8 x 10, hard bound set for 
$200.00. These books record information which may not be found elsewhere, 
and will become one of the most useful sources of information on 
Revolutionary War period Virginia. Order from Iberian Publishing Co., 548 
Cedar Creek Dr., Athens, GA 30605-3408. 

David Dobson, Scottish-American Court Records, 1733-1783. 105 pp; index; cloth; 
$18.00 + $3.00 shipping (MD tax 5%, MI tax 4%). (1991). The economic 
expansion of Scottish interests to American trade produced many records that 
have been deposited in the Scottish Record Office in Edinburgh. The minute 
books of the Court of Session and High Court of Admiralty provide the 
identity of many people in America engaged in commerce (and litigation) in 
Scotland. This is the first published work of this material. Scottish-American 
Wills, 1650-1900. 137 pp; cloth. 1991. $20.00. By the same author. This book 
provides an index to the testaments and inventories of 2,000 Scots who died 
in America and whose wills were proved in Scotland, as taken from the 
Scottish Record Office. Also of interest to researchers with Scottish ancestors: 
David Moody, Scottish Family History. 219 pp index; cloth. 1989. $19.95. 
Scottish Local History. 178 pp; index; cloth. 1989. $19.95. Include $2.50 
postage for first book, $1.00 for each additional book. Genealogical 
Publishing Co, 1001 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21202. (800) 296-6687. 

REPRINTS 

Frederick Lewis Weis with additions and corrections by Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr., 
Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists - Who Came to America 
before 1 700 (formerly Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New 
England between 1623 and 1650). xx; 276 pp; index; cloth (6 x 9); $25.00 + 
$3.00 shipping (MD tax 5%, MI tax 4%). (1950, 7th Ed. 1992). This is the 
classic work on certain colonists who came to America prior to 1700. As 
noted by the numerous releases of this book, the research is constantly being 
updated, refined and extended. Although this work primarily centers on New 
England colonists, there are numerous references to Virginia and Maryland 
individuals (e.g., Sarah Ludlow m Col. John Carter of VA, Dannet Abney of 
Spotsylvania Co, VA, Thomas Gerard of St. Mary's Co, MD). In addition to 
Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, and Robert the Strong, 
descents are traced from these ancestral lines: Saxon and English monarchs, 
Gallic monarchs, early Irish and Scottish kings, Welsh, Gallo-Roman and 
Alsatian kings and princes, Norman and French barons, the Riparian branch 
of the Merovingian House, Merovingian kings of France, Isabel de 
Vermandois and William de Warenne, and Rurik, Grand Prince of Kiev. 



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After Mr. Weis died in 1966, Mr. Sheppard along with his correspondents 
have continued and improved on Ancestral Roots. He states in the Preface, 
"...although I consider this the best work of its kind in print, it is NOT a 
reference work and should NOT be cited (any more than any other similar 
work) as evidence on a lineage blank for membership in a hereditary society. 
Go to the source material for this kind of thing." This work is an excellent 
example of continuing genealogical research. Order from Genealogical 
Publishing Co., 1001 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21202 (800) 296-6687. 

Emma R. Matheny and Helen K. Yates, Marriages of Lunenberg County, Virginia, 
1746-1853. iii; 177 pp; illus; fold-out map; index; cloth (6 x 9); $21.75 + $3.00 
shipping (MD tax 5%, MI tax 4%). (1967, Rprt. 1990). Lunenburg County 
comprised the territory contained in nine present-day Virginia counties, when 
it was formed in 1746. Entries are listed alphabetically by husbands name and 
include brides' name, surety, person performing the marriage, location of the 
return, and other names mentioned. The index includes the names of brides, 
sureties, and others. Details of over 2400 of the earliest Lunenburg County 
marriages are recorded in this excellent reference work which covers a large 
portion of Southside Virginia. Order from Clearfield Co., 200 E. Eager St, 
Baltimore MD 21202. (410)625-9004. 

Augusta B. Fothergill, Marriage Records of Brunswick County, Virginia, 1 730-1852. 
153 pp; index; cloth (6 x 9); $18.00 + $3.00 shipping (MD tax 5%, MI tax 
4%). (1953, Rprt. 1989). Approximately 7,500 grooms, brides, parents, and 
sureties from Brunswick County are included in this work. It is an unusually 
complete collection of the extant marriage records based not only on the 
surviving marriage bonds, but also includes marriages which have been 
reconstructed from wills, deeds, and estate settlements found in the order 
books and other county record books. The listings were copied and indexed 
by the compiler in 1927 at the request of the Brunswick County supervisors. 
The records found in the loose papers begin in 1752 and continue until the 
vital statistics commenced in 1852. The entries are listed alphabetically by 
groom, and include the date of the bond, the brides name, surety, and other 
names. Unfortunately, the index contains only the brides' names and does not 
include the other names mentioned in the entries. Order from Clearfield Co., 
200 E. Eager St., Baltimore MD 21202. (410)625-9004. 

Virginia Anderton Dodd, Henry County, Virginia, Marriage Bonds, 1778-1849. 132 
pp; index; cloth (6 x 9); $14.95 + $3.00 shipping. (1953, Rprt. 1989). This 
book is a compilation of the marriage records from the formation of Henry 
County in 1778 until the commencement of the vital statistics in 1849. Henry 
County was formed from Pittsylvania County in 1776 and encompassed the 
present day counties of Henry, Patrick, and the greater part of Franklin. This 
work consists of three lists. The first is a listing of the marriage bonds 
arranged alphabetically by husband's name. It includes the bride's name, date 
of bond, consents, and other names. The second list is an alphabetical index 
of brides' names cross-referenced to the husband. The third is a list of 
minister's returns arranged alphabetically by the husband's name. Each entry 
includes bride's name, date of return, and minister's names. Order from 
Clearfield Co., 200 E. Eager SL, Baltimore MD 21202. (410)625-9004. 



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George Cabell Greer, Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666. 376 pp; cloth (6 x 9); 
$20.00 + $3.00 shipping (MD tax 5%, MI tax 4%). (1912, Rprt. 1989). This 
work is a listing of nearly 25,000 immigrants to Virginia from 1623 through 
1666, who were not the original patentees of land. Compiled by G. C. Greer, 
Clerk of the Virginia State Land Office, this book is an excellent companion 
to Nugent's Cavaliers and Pioneers. The entries are arranged alphabetically 
by immigrant and include sponsor, date, and place of residence if given. This 
is a must for anyone doing research for early Virginia families. Order from 
Genealogical Publishing Co., 1001 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21202. 
(800) 296-6687. 

Anne Lowry Worrell, Over the Mountain Men, Their Early Court Records in 
Southwest Virginia. 69 pp; paper (6 x 9); $6.00 + $3.00 shipping (MD tax 
5%, MI tax 4%). (1934, Rprt. 1991). This unassuming book contains records 
which include some 9000 persons from various Southside/southwest Virginia 
counties. Four types of records are presented — marriages, wills, 
Revolutionary petitions, and gravestones. The marriage records are from 
Bedford, Franklin, Grayson, Pulaski, and Roanoke. The wills are from 
Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Floyd, Grayson, Pulaski, and Roanoke. These 
two categories represent the majority of the records. The Revolutionary 
petitions and tombstone inscriptions come from many of these same counties. 
The dates on the records vary, but most of them are from the late 18 th and 
19* centuries. The entries are arranged alphabetically by type of record and 
county. This volume is a most helpful addition to the Southside researchers 
library, but would be enhanced by the inclusion of an everyname index. 
Although the entries are arranged alphabetically, the additional names 
mentioned within each record are not indexed. Valuable reprints such as this, 
should be provided with the same accompanying tools that researchers have 
come to expect from current publications. Order from Genealogical 
Publishing Co., 1001 N. Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202. (800) 296-6687. 

Gertrude E. Gray, Virginia, Northern Neck Land Grants — 1694-1742. x; 184 pp; 
index; cloth (6 x 9); $20.00 + $3.00 shipping (MD tax 5%, MI tax 4%). (1987, 
Rprt. 1988). The Northern Neck of Virginia consists of the land between the 
Potomac and the Rappahannock rivers. In 1649, this land was granted to 
seven individuals, by Charles the exiled son of Charles I. The son of one the 
original patentees, Thomas Culpeper, had purchased and become the sole 
proprietor of this area by 1681. Nugent's Cavaliers and Pioneers covers the 
Colonial patents from 1623 to 1732. The Virginia Genealogical Society has 
continued the publication of the Colonial patents in serial form in The 
Magazine of Virginia Genealogy. The Virginia State Library issued a 
Supplement containing the Northern Neck Grants from 1690 to September 3, 
1692. The grants included in this work were included in the Virginia Colony 
Grant Books until 1690, when agents of the Proprietary issued and maintained 
them separately from the Colonial grants. The "headlight" system utilized by 
the Colony of Virginia, was never used in the Northern Neck. "Warrants" 
were purchased by people wanting land. The official surveyor then platted the 
land and returned the warrant along with the plat to the Proprietor for 
issuance of a grant, if no discrepancies or prior claims were present. The 
originals of surveys and warrants exist for most of the Northern Neck land 



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grants. These often provide additional information not found in the actual 
grants. This work encompasses Northern Neck Grant Books 1-5 and A-E. 
Books 5 and E contain survey plats of most of the grants in those books. The 
compiler used microfilms of the original Grant Books in performing the 
abstracts presented. The original Grant Books are held at the Virginia State 
Library and Archives, Richmond, as Northern Neck Grants, 1690-1874, under 
Land Office (Record Group 4). Ms. Gray has copied the names exactly as 
they appeared in the original documents. Included in the listing are: grant 
book and page, name of grantee, residence (if given), number of acres 
granted, location, surveyor, adjacent land owners, date of issuance, and 
whether a survey plat exists in the deed book. The compiler has included 
useful notes concerning the entries. Multiple spellings of a name occurring in 
the same record are indicated by parenthesis. The index includes all names 
contained in the grants. We all owe Ms. Gray much thanks for her work in 
making these early Virginia land records more accessible to all researchers. 
Order from Genealogical Publishing Co., 1001 N. Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 
21202. (800) 296-6687. 

Louis des Cognets, Jr., English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records. 380 pp; index; 
cloth (6 x 9); $25.00 + $3.00 shipping (MD tax 5%, MI tax 4%). (1958, Rprt. 
1990). The compiler of these records spent the summer of 1957 in the Public 
Record Office in London, gathering the materials. These original materials, 
which had been sent from Virginia to the Colonial Office, were microfilmed 
and then transcribed for publication. Much of this material represents 
previously unknown information about 17 th and 18 th century Virginia. The 
following is a sampling of the many lists included: civil and military officers, 
clergy and parish, conveyances, coroners, county officers, grievances, militia 
officers, surveyors, sheriffs, and even "pirate's prisoners." Two groups of 
records are most notable. These are 1) "Patents for Land, 1699-1737" (with 
gaps), which lists the name of the patentee, date, county, and acreage and 2) 
"Rent Rolls for 1704," which lists thousands of land owners and their acreage 
in twenty Virginia counties. Included is an everyname index which provides 
easy access to the large quantity of records presented. Many of the records 
included in this work pertain to Southside Virginia counties or locations and 
this a most valuable volume for any researchers library. Order from 
Genealogical Publishing Co., 1001 N. Calvert SL, Baltimore, MD 21202. 
(800) 296-6687. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Iberian Publishing Company, 548 Cedar Creek Dr., Athens, GA 30605-3408, 
announces that they have acquired the titles of Mrs. Marion Dodson Chiarito. As many 
of you are aware, Mrs. Chiarito has provided numerous works on Halifax County will 
books, deed books, and other records. Iberian has acquired these titles by purchasing the 
inventory of Clarkton Press and will be reprinting them as that inventory is depleted. All 
researchers in Southside will benefit from the continuing availability of these publications. 

Invitation To "A Chesapeake Homecoming." The National Genealogical Society 
(NGS) invites genealogists nationwide to "come home to the Chesapeake" for its 1993 
Conference in the States to be held in Baltimore, Maryland, from 2 - 5 June. The 
conference will coincide with the Society's ninetieth birthday. Assisting with local 
arrangements will be the Genealogical Council of Maryland and its member societies. 



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Lectures and exhibits will be located in the Baltimore Convention Center just two blocks 
west of the many attraction of the Inner Harbor. The Sheraton Inner Harbor, connected 
to the Convention Center by a skywalk, will serve as the headquarters hotel. Conference 
rates will also be available at other nearby hotels. 

A wide variety of lectures, workshops, and luncheons will offer registrants a rich 
genealogical menu from which to choose. The conference program will highlight the 
resources and research centers of the Chesapeake states and their immediate neighbors, 
the major ethnic groups that settled in the region, and migrations from Maryland, Virginia, 
and Pennsylvania to other parts of the country. Other lectures will focus on the uses of 
land records throughout the region and the nation and on the methodology of genealogical 
research. Another strong component of the program will be lectures and workshops on 
the uses of computers in genealogy. Meetings and luncheons sponsored by national 
genealogical organizations will be scheduled throughout the four-day conference. 

Conference registrants will have opportunities to do research in a variety of genealogical 
research facilities in Baltimore and its vicinity, including the Maryland Historical Society, 
the Enoch Pratt Free Library, the Peabody Library, the Baltimore City Archives, the 
Baltimore City Courthouse, and the Baltimore County Courthouse. The Maryland State 
Archives in Annapolis is only twenty-five miles from Baltimore, and downtown Baltimore 
is connected by commuter trains to Washington, D.C. and its major research centers. 

The conference brochure, with details of the program and special events and registration 
information, will be available in early 1993. The brochure will be mailed to all NGS 
members, and copies will be distributed to genealogical libraries across the country and 
to societies and libraries in the Chesapeake region. Copies may also be requested by 
writing to: 1993 Conference, 4527 17 th St N, Arlington, VA 22207-2399. 

June B. EVANS announces two new releases in her series on Lunenburg County Abstracts. 
Deed Book 31 (1837-40) $12, and Deed Book 32 (184CM2) $12, postage included; LA 
residents add 4% tax. You may order from Bryn Ffyliaid Publications, 300 Lake Marina 
Dr., #16 B.W., New Orleans, LA 70124-1679. 

Southern Historical Press announces the reprinting of Annals of Southwest, Virginia 
1769-1 800 by Lewis Preston Summers. Reprinted in two volumes, 1780 pages, full name 
index, maps, illustrations. Cost of the set is $100.00, postage $5.00, SC residents add 5% 
tax. Order from Southern Historical Press, Inc., P O Box 1267, Greenville, SC 29602-1267. 

The first issue of The Holt Herald is now available. It is a newsletter for 
descendants of Randall Holt and Elizabeth Hansford Holt of early Surry County, Virginia. 
For a complimentary copy and information write: Andrea K. Storm, 703 NE 109th CL, 
Portland, OR 97220. 

"KrNSEARCHlNG" is a weekly genealogical column now in its sixteenth year of publication. 
It appears in one East Texas newspaper (the Jacksonville Daily Progress), one West Texas 
newspaper (the Amarillo News-Globe), and occasionally in two shopping guides within 
these regions. The areas of circulation include 30 Texas counties, western Oklahoma, 
northeastern New Mexico, and southwestern Kansas. Queries are free and researchers 
may submit several queries at one time. Notices concerning family reunions and 
genealogical workshops are also welcomed. All correspondence should be sent to the 
editor, Marleta Childs, Box 6825, Lubbock, Texas 79493-6825. 



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'Brunswicf^ County 
Court Records 



1748 Freeholders 
Submitted by Dennis Hudgins 



A list of the polls of the Brunswick County Freeholders, voting for their 
Burgesses of 1748, is contained in Brunswick County Deed Book 3, pages 
510-518. The polls are in six lists, recorded by John Willis and Michael Wall, 
Sheriff, and were entered during the October 1748 Court Session but dated 13 
June 1748. At the time of these voting sessions, Brunswick County also included 
what is now Greensville County. As each voter had two choices of the six 
candidates, the names from all six lists have been combined into one list to show 
the voters choices. Therefore, a near true voting order can be established. The 
numbers under each candidate are ordinal in value and indicate where the voter 
appeared in each candidate's list. 

The following is a brief analysis of the voting: 

The first two clerks of the court won the voting and were obviously 
the most popular versus the militia officers and larger land owners. 
In South Brunswick, Colonels Wall and Edwards were large land 
owners and were evidently well known to their immediate 
neighbors. 

Captain Edmunds apparently did not have a large militia 
responsibility in the northwest part of the County, especially against 
the popular public servants, Stith and Clack. Additionally, his area 
in the NW part of the county was in the expansion route to the 
newly formed and growing Lunenburg County between the 
Meherrin and Nottoway rivers. 

Colonel Willis evidently also lacked a large militia following in the 
northeastern part of the county. One other point is that he came 
from Gloucester County, buying out the large Harrison estate 
which is now in northern Greensville County near the Otterdam 
Swamp. The Willis family can be found in other Southside 
counties such as Sussex where they also purchased some of the 
large Harrison tracts. 

The following transcription of Brunswick County Order Book 3 page 387, 
provides a general overview of the county organization of that time. 

At a Court held for Brunswick County at the Courthouse of the said County the 
Second dy of June 1748 



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Present: John Wall, Nicholas Edmunds, George Wallton,Timothy Rives, Nicholas 
Lanier, George Wyche, Burrell Brown, Gent Justices 

(southwest) - James Hicks Gent, is appointed to take the List of 

Tithables in the upper (western) part of this County on the South side Maherrin. 

(south central) - George Wallton Gent is appointed to take a list of the 
Tithables in the Middle part of this County on the South side Maherrin. 

(southeast) - and Burrell Brown Gent, to take a list of the Tithables in the lower 
(eastern) part on the South side Maherrin. 

(northwest) - Nicholas Edmunds Gent, is appointed to take a list of the Tithables 
in the upper (western) part of this County on the North side Maherrin. 

(north central) - Nicholas Lanier Gent to take in the Middle part and 

(northeast) - John Willis Gent to take in the lower (eastern) 

part on North side Maherrin. 

Following is the combined list of polls/voters for June/October 1748 followed by 
the number of sequence they appear in, within each candidates list 







Colo. 
John 
Wall 


Colo. 

Nath. 

Edwards 


Capt 

Nich. 

Edmonds 


Colo. 
John 
Willis 


Drury 
Stith 


Sterling 
Qack 




Freeholders: 














1. 

2 
3. 


George Brewer 
Joseph Wright 
Moses Vincient 


1 
2 
3 


1 
2 
3 










4. 
5. 


John Ogburn 
Ninian Mitchel 


4 
5 


4 
5 










6. 


William Davis 


6 


6 










8. 
9. 


Joseph Massie 
Nathan Harris 


7 
8 


7 
8 










10. 


Richd Ledbetter 


9 


9 










11. 


Willaim Wall 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


1 


12. 


Francis Deloach 


10 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


13. 


Lizwell Sexton 


11 


10 










14. 

15. 


Joseph Carter 
Thomas Powell 


12 
13 


11 

12 










16. 


William Jordan 


14 


13 










17. 


William Ezell 


15 


14 










18. 


John Peebles 


16 


15 










19. 


William Wise 


17 


16 










20. 


Joshua Clark 


18 


17 










21. 


Charles Stuart 


19 


18 










22. 


James Judkins 


20 


19 










23. 


William Adams 


21 


20 










24. 


James Denman 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


3 


25. 
26. 


Henry Embry 

John Moutrey/Moutry 


- 


- 


. 


. 


3 
4 


4 
5 



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27. 


Giles Kelly/Kelley 


- 


- 


28. 


William McKinney 


- 


- 


29. 


William Maclin 


- 


- 


30. 


James Speed 


- 


- 


31. 


Hezekiah Massie 


- 


- 


32 


Thomas Loy'd/Lloyd 








(sworn) 


- 


- 


33. 


Lewelling Jones 


- 


- 


34. 


Robert Christy 


- 


- 


35 


Thomas Bull 


- 


- 


36. 


Richard Hagood 


- 


- 


37. 


Randle/Randall Brasie 


- 


- 


38. 


William Jones 


- 


- 


39. 


Augustine Hightower 


- 


- 


40. 


Geo. Tilman 


- 


- 


41. 


Stephen Caudle 


- 


- 


42 


Mason Bishop 


- 


- 


43. 


Hubard/Hubbard 
Quarles 






44. 


John Johnson 


- 


21 


45. 


John Avery/Averie 


- 


- 


46. 


William Brewer 


- 


- 


47. 


William Smith 


- 


- 


48. 


Roger Reese/Reece 








(sworn) 


- 


- 


49. 


Abraham Burton 


22 


- 


50. 


Nathaniel Clark 


23 


22 


51. 


Thomas Tomerlin/ 








Tomlinson 


24 


23 


52 


David Lucas 


25 


24 


53. 


Samuel Lucas 


- 


- 


54. 


John Dunn 


26 


25 


55. 


ffoster/Foster Rives 


27 


26 


56. 


Thomas Jeffris/ 








Jefferis 


28 


27 


57. 


Thomas Jacobs 


29 


28 


58. 


James Douglas 


30 


29 


59. 


John Massie 


31 


30 


60. 


Henry Ledbetter 


32 


31 


61. 


James Upchurch 


33 


32 


62 


John Tooke 


34 


33 


63. 


Henry Cooke 


35 


34 


64. 


John Vincient/Vinson 


36 


35 


65. 


James Lanier 


(78) 


36 


66. 


Thomas Lanoir 




- 


67. 


William Lyndsey/ 








Lindsey 


- 


- 


68. 


William Scogging/ 








Scoggin 


- 


- 


69. 


William Green 


- 


- 


70. 


George Deardan/ 








Deardin 


- 


- 


71. 


RobL Dunkley 


- 


- 


72 


Robt Cunnell 


- 


- 


73. 


Francis Lett 


- 


- 


74. 


Hix Jones 


- 


. 



5 


6 


6 


7 


7 


8 


8 


9 


9 


10 


10 


11 


11 


12 


12 


13 


13 


14 


14 


15 


15 


16 


16 


17 


17 


18 


18 


19 


19 


20 


20 


21 


21 


22 


22 


- 


23 


23 


24 


24 


25 


25 


26 


26 


- 


27 



- 


(88) 


27 


28 


28 


29 


29 


30 


30 


31 


31 


32 


32 


33 


33 


34 


34 


35 


35 


36 



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75. 


Henry Bailey 


- 


- 


76. 


Hugh Williams 


- 


- 


77. 


William Averice 


- 


- 


78. 


William Mosely/Moseley 


37 


- 


79. 


Hezekiah Massie 


- 


- 


80. 


Owen Strange 


- 


- 


81. 


Thomas Twitty 


- 


- 


82. 


William Smith 


- 


- 


83. 


John Sulivant 


- 


- 


84. 


William Pettaway 


- 


37 


85. 


John Betty 


38 


38 


86. 


William Wawmock 


39 


39 


87. 


John Irby 


40 


40 


88. 


William Wyche 


41 


41 


89. 


William Betty 


42 


42 


90. 


John Jackson 


43 


43 


91. 


Josias Floy'd 


- 


- 


92. 


Thomas Proctor/Procter 


- 


- 


93. 


Drury Malone (sworn) 


- 


- 


94. 


Geo. Tilman Junr. 


- 


- 


95. 


Francis Hagood 


- 


- 


96. 


Geo. Hagood 


- 


- 


97. 


Thomas Brooks 


- 


- 


98. 


Richard Birch 


- 


- 


99. 


William McKnight 


44 


- 


100. 


Nicholas Edmunds 


45 


- 


101. 


George Walton/Wallton 


46 


44 


102 


Eades Smith 


47 


45 


103. 


Richard Hide 


48 


46 


104. 


John Lambert 


- 


- 


105. 


Nicholas Proctor 


- 


- 


106. 


Sampson Caudle 


- 


- 


107. 


William Gower 


- 


- 


108. 


John Birch 


- 


- 


109. 


Robert Gee 


- 


- 


110. 


James Rigbie 


- 


- 


111. 


Francis Stainback 


- 


- 


112. 


Edward Adams 


- 


47 


113. 


James Jordan 


49 


48 


114. 


Samuel Harwell/Harwel 


50 


49 


115. 


James Sexton 


51 


50 


116. 


William House 


52 


51 


117. 


John Cooker/Cocker 


53 


52 


118. 


Thomas Vincient 


54 


53 


119. 


Shepd. Lanier 


- 


- 


120. 


Curthbert Smith 


- 


- 


121. 


William Stroud 


- 


- 


122. 


William White 


55 


- 


123. 


John Morgan 


56 


54 


124. 


William Johnson 


57 


55 


125. 


Joseph Hathcock 


58 


56 


126. 


Samuel Crafts 


- 


- 


127. 


Thomas Scizon 


59 


- 


128. 


George Rives/Reeves 


60 


57 


129. 


William Lovsey 


61 


58 


130. 


Geo. Cain 


- 


- 



- 


36 


37 


- 


37 


38 


- 


38 


39 


- 


39 


- 


- 


40 


40 


- 


41 


41 


- 


42 


42 


- 


43 


43 


2 


- 


44 


3 


- 


- 



44 


45 


45 


46 


46 


47 


47 


48 


48 


49 


49 


50 


50 


51 


51 


52 


- 


53 


■ 


54 


52 


55 


53 


56 


54 


57 


55 


58 


56 


59 


57 


60 


58 


61 


59 


62 


- 


63 



60 


64 


61 


65 


62 


66 


63 


■ 


64 


67 


- 


68 



65 69 



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131. 


Athanatious Robinson 


- 


- 


132. 


John Duke 


- 


- 


133. 


Henry Jones 


- 


- 


134. 


David Sinclar 


- 


- 


135. 


Lamuel Cocke 


- 


59 


136. 


Thomas Tatum 


62 


60 


137. 


John Steed 


63 


- 


13a 


George Wyche 


64 


61 


139. 


William Huff 


65 


62 


140. 


Valintine White 


66 


63 


141. 


Lawrence House 


67 


64 


142 


Charles Williams 


68 


65 


143. 


William Powell 


69 


66 


144. 


Daniel Cato 


70 


67 


145. 


William Bishop 


71 


68 


146. 


Thomas Collier 


72 


69 


147. 


William Renn/Ren 


73 


70 


148. 


William Petty 


- 


- 


149. 


William Randle 


- 


- 


150. 


William Wray 


- 


- 


151. 


Benjamin Lanier 


- 


- 


152 


John Moore 


- 


- 


153. 


Robert Hicks 


- 


- 


154. 


John Hicks 


- 


- 


155. 


George Harper 


74 


- 


156. 


Timothy Rives 


75 


71 


157. 


John Ray 


76 


- 


158. 


John Harwell 


77 


- 


159. 


Thomas Dean 


- 


- 


160. 


John Randle 


- 


- 


161. 


Charles Goulster 


- 


- 


162 


James Lanier 


78 


(36) 


163. 


Peter Wyche 


79 


72 


164. 


Matthias Davis 


80 


73 


165. 


John Maclin 


- 


- 


166. 


William Read 


- 


- 


167. 


Peter Simmons 


- 


- 


168. 


Isaac House 


- 


- 


169. 


Geo. Clayton 


- 


- 


170. 


John Marshall 


- 


- 


171. 


John Ward 


- 


- 


172 


Stephen Scizon/Scizom 


- 


- 


173. 


Hinchy Mabry 


- 


- 


174. 


Richard Pepper 


- 


- 


175. 


Lamuel Lanier 


- 


- 


176. 


John Misheaux/Mishaux 


81 


- 


177. 


Charles King 


- 


- 


178. 


James Cooke 


- 


- 


179. 


William Ledbetter 


- 


74 


180. 


William Collier 


82 


75 


181. 


Thomas Denton 


83 


76 


182 


Amos Horton 


84 


77 


183. 


William Smith (little) 


85 


78 


184. 


Thomas Wise 


86 


79 


185. 


George Wilson 


- 


- 


186. 


Nathl. Harrison 


- 


- 



66 


70 


67 


71 


68 


72 


69 


73 


- 


74 



70 



71 


75 


72 


76 


73 


77 


74 


78 


75 


79 


76 


80 


77 


81 


- 


82 


. 


83 


- 


84 


78 


85 


79 


86 


80 


87 


- 


88 


81 


89 


82 


90 


83 


91 


84 


92 


85 


93 


86 


94 


87 


95 


88 


% 


89 


97 


90 


98 


91 


99 


92 


- 


93 


100 


94 


101 


95 


- 



(114) 

96 102 

97 103 



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187. 


Thomas Lloy'd Senr. 


- 


- 


188. 


John Ingram 


- 


- 


189. 


Jesse Tatum 


- 


- 


190. 


John Pettaway 


- 


- 


191. 


Jo. Mabiy (sworn) 


- 


- 


192. 


William Tilman 


- 


- 


193. 


Sampson Lanier 


- 


- 


194. 


Theodk. Bland 


- 


- 


195. 


Richard Swanson 


- 


- 


1%. 


William House 


- 


- 


197. 


William Smith Junr. 


- 


80 


198. 


George Moseley/Mosely 


87 


- 


199. 


Richd Ledbetter 


88 


81 


200. 


Edward Denton 


89 


82 


201. 


Nathaniel Perry 


90 


83 


202 


Benjamin Ivey 


91 


84 


203. 


Thomas Clanton 


92 


- 


204. 


Thomas Moseley/Mosely 


- 


85 


205. 


Aaron Parks 


93 


86 


206. 


John Jeffres/Jefferis 


94 


87 


207. 


Isaac Matthis 


- 


- 


208. 
209. 


John Fennal/ffennel 
Jeremiah/Jerimiah 


95 


- 




Brown 


96 


88 


210. 


John Maclin 


- 


- 


211. 


John Ezell 


- 


- 


212 


Howard Hueland 


- 


- 


213. 


John Geo. Pennington 


- 


- 


214. 


William Nance 


- 


- 


215. 


William Bailey 


- 


- 


216. 


Drury Robinson 


- 


- 


217. 


Daniel Taylor 


- 


- 


218. 


James Johnson 


- 


- 


219. 


Samuel Russell 


- 


- 


220. 


John Johnson 


- 


- 


221. 


Peter Tatum 


- 


- 


222 


Adam Simms/Sims 


97 


- 


223. 


John Butts 


98 


- 


224. 


Michael Young 


- 


- 


225. 


Benjamin Sewel/Sewell 


99 


89 


226. 


Hugh Daniel 


100 


90 


227. 


Thomas Lawrence 


101 


91 


228. 


Richard Russell 


- 


- 


229. 


Thomas Jones 


- 


- 


230. 


Thomas Carril 


102 


- 


231. 


John Smith 


103 


92 


232 


William Brewer 


104 


93 


233. 


William Barlow 


105 


94 


234. 


Thomas Rives/Reeves 


106 


95 


235. 


John Walton 


107 


% 


236. 


John Evans 


- 


- 


237. 


Griffin Humphris 


- 


- 


238. 


George Clark 


- 


- 


239. 


Richard Scogging 


- 


- 


240. 


John Moorton/Moreton 


- 


- 


241. 


James Parrish 


- 


- 



98 


104 


99 


105 


100 


106 


101 


107 


102 


108 


103 


109 


104 


no 


105 


111 


106 


112 


107 


113 


108 


(114) 


109 





110 


- 


111 


- 


112 


115 


113 




114 


116 


115 


117 


116 


118 


117 


119 


118 


120 


119 


121 


120 


122 


121 


123 


122 


124 


123 


125 


124 


126 


125 


127 


- 


128 


126 


- 


127 


129 


128 


130 


129 


131 


- 


132 



130 


133 


131 


134 


132 


135 


133 


136 


134 


137 


135 


138 



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242 


William Scoggin 


- 


- 


243. 


Richd. Burnett 


108 


- 


244. 


Robert Lunday 


109 


97 


245. 


Nathaniel Milchel 


110 




246. 


Edward Davis 


- 


- 


247. 


Baxter Davis 


- 


- 


248. 


Chris. Tatum 


- 


- 


249. 


George Sims/Simms 


- 


- 


250. 


John Wall 


- 


- 


251. 


Robt. Rynolds 


- 


- 


252 


John Davis 


- 


- 


253. 


Edward Robinson 


- 


- 


254. 


Joseph Burnett 


- 


98 


255. 


James Clack 


- 


- 


256. 


Abraham Phenix 


- 


- 


257. 


Charles Matthis (sworn) 


- 


- 


258. 


William Short 


- 


- 


259. 


John Hagood 


- 


- 


260. 


James Hicks 


Ill 


- 


261. 


James Tapley/Taply 


- 


- 


262 


John Johnson/Jackson 


- 


- 


263. 


Daniel Carril/Carrel 


112 


- 


264. 


William Smith 


- 


99 


265. 


James Parham 


113 


100 


266. 


Joseph Parks 


114 


101 


267. 


Thomas Williams 


115 


102 


268. 


William Williams 


- 


- 


269. 


James Love 


- 


- 


270. 


James Parham 


- 


- 


271. 


John Edwards 


- 


- 


272 


Thomas Hardeway 


- 


- 


273. 


Geo. Scogging 


- 


- 


274. 


Richard Yarburough 


- 


- 


275. 


James Bennitt 


- 


- 


276. 


William Edwards 


- 


- 


277. 


Nicholas Lanier 


- 


- 


288. 


Robt. Briggs 


- 


- 


289. 


Henry Simmons 


- 


- 


290. 


James McDaniel/ 








MacDaniel 


- 


- 


291. 


John Burrow 


- 


- 


292 


William Burrow 


- 


- 


293. 


William Duggar 


- 


- 


294. 


John Rose 


- 


- 


295. 


John Robinson 


- 


- 


296. 


Thomas Jackson 


- 


- 


297. 


Charles Collier 


116 


- 


298. 


George Stainback 


- 


- 


299. 


William Robinson 


- 


103 


300. 


Thomas Morris 


117 


104 


301. 


John Parker 


- 


- 


302 


William Eaton 


- 


- 


303. 


John Douglas/Duglas 


- 


- 


304. 


John Thornton 


- 


- 


305. 


Henry Jackson 


- 


- 


306. 


Nathaniel Hicks 


- 


105 



136 


139 


137 


- 


138 


140 


139 


141 


140 


142 


141 


143 


142 


144 


143 


145 


144 


146 


145 


147 


146 




147 


148 


148 


149 


149 


150 


150 


151 


151 


152 


152 


- 


153 


153 


154 


154 


- 


155 


■ 


156 


155 


157 


156 


158 


157 


159 


158 


160 


159 


161 


160 


162 


161 


163 


162 


164 


163 


165 


164 


166 


165 


167 


166 


168 


167 


169 


168 


170 


169 


171 


170 


172 


171 


173 


172 


174 


173 


175 


174 


- 


175 


176 


176 


- 


177 


177 


178 


178 


179 


179 


180 


180 


181 


181 


182 


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307. 


James Dupree 


- 


106 


- 


4 


- 


- 


308. 


John Dupree 


- 


107 


- 


5 


- 


- 


309. 


Lewis Dupree 


- 


109 


- 


6 


- 


- 


310. 


William ffox/Fox 


118 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


311. 


Thomas Austin 


119 


110 










312. 


John Cato 


120 


108 










313. 


Henry Morris 


- 


- 


- 


- 


183 


182 


314. 


William Morris 


- 


- 


- 


- 


184 


183 


315. 


John Jackson 


- 


- 


- 


- 


185 


184 


316. 


David Walker 


- 


- 


- 


- 


186 


185 


317. 


Hubbard Farril/ffaril 


- 


Ill 


- 


- 


187 


- 


318. 


John Daniel 


121 


- 


- 


- 


- 


186 


319. 


Jehue Peebles 


- 


- 


- 


- 


188 


187 


320. 


John Collier 


- 


- 


- 


- 


189 


188 


321. 


Thomas Jackson 


122 


- 


- 


- 


- 


189 


322. 


Lewis Parham 


- 


- 


- 


- 


190 


190 


323. 


James Moseley 


- 


- 


- 


- 


191 


191 


324. 


Hinchy Mabry/Mayberry 


- 


- 


- 


7 


- 


192 


325. 


Samuel Harwell 


- 


- 


- 


- 


192 


193 


326. 


Isaac Collier 


123 


- 


- 


- 


193 


- 


327. 


Richard Ransom 


124 


112 










328. 


William Pennington 


- 


- 


- 


- 


194 


194 


329. 


Samuel Cental 


- 


- 


- 


- 


195 


195 


330. 


Ban Peterson 


- 


113 


- 


- 


196 


196 


331. 


John Jones 


- 


- 


- 


- 


197 


197 


332. 


Thomas Johns/Jones 


- 


- 


- 


- 


198 


198 


333. 


Thomas Sadler 


- 


- 


- 


- 


199 


199 


334. 


Charles Lucas 


- 


114 


- 


- 


200 


- 


335. 


William Whittington 


125 


- 


- 


- 


- 


200 


336. 


John Yarburough 


- 


115 


- 


- 


- 


201 


337. 


Benja. Chapman Donaldson - 


116 


- 


- 


201 


- 


338. 


John Willis 


- 


117 


- 


- 


202 


- 


339. 


Thomas Cooke/Cock 


- 


118 


- 


- 


- 


202 


340. 


Thomas Avant 


- 


119 


- 


- 


- 


203 


341. 


Nicholas Lanier 


- 


- 


- 


- 


203 


204 


342. 


John Hunt 


- 


120 


- 


- 


- 


205 


343. 


Samuel Clark 


126 


121 










344. 


Walter Campbell 


127 


- 


1 








345. 


Burwell Brown 


128 


122 










346. 


Michaell Wall Junr. 


129 


- 


2 








347. 


John Carril (sworn) 


130 


123 










348. 


John Wall Junr. 


131 


- 


3 








349. 


Thomas Person/Parson 


- 


- 


- 


- 


204 


206 


350. 


William Samford 


- 


- 


- 


- 


205 


207 


351. 


Drury Stith 


- 


- 


- 


8 


- 


208 


352. 


Sterling Clack 


- 


- 


- 


9 


206 


- 


353. 


John Robinson 


132 


- 


- 


- 


- 


209 


354. 


Absolem Atkinson 


133 


124 










355. 


Edward Goodrich 


134 


- 


- 


- 


- 


210 


356. 


Richard Lanier 


135 


- 


- 


- 


- 


211 



/ 768 - 1 769 Freeholders will appear in a future issue. 



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tyeensvitte County 
Cemetery 



Village View Family Cemetery — Emporia, Virginia 
Contributed by Ray Sasser 

Continued from Vol. X No. 4, pp. 153-158 

Editor's Note: Village View is a Virginia Historic Landmark and has been 
entered in the National Register of Historic Homes. It is open to 
the public through tours by appointment. The Village View 
Foundation is incorporated and has non-profit status. To make a 
contribution or for further information, contact the Village View 
Foundation, Box 413 E., Southampton St., Emporia, VA 23847. 

The following are extant grave markers in the Village View Family 
Cemetery. Descendants of Village View families have submitted the names 
of fourteen other individuals believed to be buried in unmarked graves in the 
cemetery. The names of these individuals are listed in Part B. 

Part A.- 



Louise Walthall Buford 
Jan. 20, 1892 
Dec. 27, 1958 

Helen Rebecca Buford 
Dec. 5, 1856 
July 1, 1929 

Charles Walthall Buford 

June 20, 1849 

March 13, 1918 

Helen Briggs Buford 
Sept. 9, 1888 
Aug. 12, 1893 

"Jennie" 

Virginia Briggs Adams 

August 16, 1888 

April 7, 1971 



Wilfred Poultney Adams 
February 7, 1881 
February 28, 1928 

S. Elizabeth Adams Mensch 

Jury 19, 1916 

September 24, 1991 

Virginia Briggs 

Dau of 

W. P. & Virginia Briggs Adams 

Mar. 20, 1914 

June 23, 1914 

A rare bud has faded to bloom 

in Heaven 

Sarah Prince Briggs 

Jury 15, 1893 

August 15, 1981 



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"Bennie" 

Marion Prince Briggs 

April 7, 1860 

March 21, 1959 

William Henry Briggs, III 
December 10, 1859 
December 12, 1924 

William Henry Briggs 

Sgt US Army 

World War I 

May 26 1890 Mar 12 1979 

In memory of Our Mother 

Mattie Jones Land 

Born Dec 19, 1853 

Died Oct 10, 1909 

Emporia, VA 

Oh when at death we 

part 

How keen, how deep the 

pain, 

But we shall still be 

joined in heart, 

And hope to meet again. 



In memory of Our Father 

Nathaniel John Land 

Born 

Oct 28, 1849 

Died 
Jan 15, 1904 

Lellie Land 

Wife of 

Sam W. Niemeyer 

July 5, 1873 

July 8, 1935 

"Sunset and Evening Star, 

and one clear call for me; 

and may there be no moaning at 

the bar, 

when I put out to sea." 

Capt. William H. Briggs: 

Confederate marker placed at 

grave; no vital statistics on 

marker. 

(Oct 16, 1833 - Nov. 4, 1897) 



Part B: 

1. Robert Clayton Land (body removed) 

2. William Ruffin Land 

3. Miles Starke [brother of George Cary Starke] 

4. Alice Briggs [daughter of William H. and Marion P. Briggs] 

5. Alice Briggs [daughter of CapL W. H. and V. L. Briggs] 

6. Virginia P. Briggs [daughter of Capt. W. H. and V. L. Briggs] 

7. Dr. William H. Briggs [father of Capt W. H. Briggs ] 

8. Alice Briggs [daughter of Dr. W. H. Briggs ] 

9. Virginia Nathaniel Land Briggs 

10. Nathaniel Land 

11. Maria Woodlief Land 

12. Roche Swift Land 

13. Maria Roche Land [daughter of W. R. and Helen Land] 

14. William Edward Land [son of W. R. and Helen Land] 



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O^prfoO^Cotmty 
Wills 



Will of John Tucker - 1736 

Transcribed by Christopher M. Hooper 

Editor's Note: This will has been transcribed from the original in the manner in 
which it was originally written. 

In the name of God amen. I John Tucker of Norfolk County in Virginia do 
make this my last will & Testament in manner and form following — I give my 
Soul to God who gave it one in hope of a Joyfull resurrection at the Day of 
Judgment and my Body to it's Mother Earth to be presently buried at the 
direction of my Executo r hereafter named. 

first I give what money I have in the hands of Capt. John Hyde Merch' in 
London two thirds to John Cooke and the other third to Robert Cooke 
in case either dies before they are of lawfull age my desire is the 
Survivor have the Whole and what goods I now expect[?] from any part 
of Urope [Europe] may be disposed of for money or Bills of Exchange 
and divided among my four Nephews Rob' Tucker , John Tucker, John 
Cooke & Rob 1 Cooke in case of ye death of either of them before they 
are of Age ye same to be equally divided among the Survivors I give 
the money I have in Mr. Isaac Millers hands to [illegible] 
Secondly I give all my ready money and outstanding debts to be equally divided 
between Rob 1 Tucker, John Tucker, John Cooke, Rob 1 Cooke and Mr. 
Jacob Walker's Children and in case any of Mr. Walker's children die 
before they come of age that their parts go to the Survivors of their 
Children 
Thirdly Whatever John Watkins is in my debt in Virg* I freely gfve him except 
ye Credi' I have given him [illegible] Capt. John Hyde and I likewise 
give him five pounds Currn' money of Virginia 
fourthly I give to Mary the Daughter of Mary Bolton two hundred pounds to be 
raised out of my Westindia [ West Indies] goods and likewise the Nigro 
Girls called Bess & [illegible] the same to [be] lodged in the hand of 
Sam 1 Boush junr G.[?] until she comes of age or day of Marriage and 
in case she dies before she is of Age or Married I give the same to be 
equally divided among my four Nephews Rob 1 Tucker, Jn° Tucker, John 
Cooke & Rob' Cooke. I give to Mary Bolton fifty pounds to be raised 
likewise out of my Westindia Goods. [?] Nigro boy M[illegible] boy 

after her decease to go Mary her Daughter 

What books or other Effects I have in Virginia to be sold in Virg* or 
shipt in my sloops to ye Westindies & ye same to be sold my Sloops 



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at the discretion of my executo r and this present Cargo I have on board 
my Sloop Phenia be disposed of and what Effects I have in the hands 
of Mr. Will™ Bloomer Exec™ to be disposed of Viz 1 
Twenty pounds to my friend John Phipp — 
Twenty pounds to Mr. Jacob Walker and 



Twenty pounds to [?] Thornton[?] and fifty pounds more to Jn° Watkins 
also Twenty pounds to Eliz* Boush and in case of any [illegible] out of 
my miscarriage that ye same be raised out of My Effects above 
mentioned. 

I give my Nigro man C[illegible] his freedom & five pounds Curr 1 
money I likewise give my Nigro boy Whitehaven his freedom & five 
pounds Curr 1 money and that my other Nigros be disposed of by my 
Exec™ and all ye remainder of my Estate except what is already given 
I give to my four Nephews Rob 1 Tucker, Jn° Tucker, Jn° Cooke & Rob 1 

Cooke 

I give all my land in Norfolk Town to my Nephew Jn° Tucker & his 
heirs forever but my wish is that Mary Bolton have use of ye same until 
he comes of Lawfull Age provided she lives in the houses & uses them 

welL 

I give to my friend Sam 1 Boush junr. my Sorrel horse and a doz. Gold 
rings to be disposed of among my friends. 

I do appoint my friends M r Jacob Walker & M r Sam 1 Boush jun r to be my Exec™ 
of this my last Will & Testam 1 . In Witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this 
19 th Mar 1736. 



W/J^tr 




Signed Sealed & Acknowledged 

to his last Will & Testament 

in the presence of us ^^ ^ J. W. Tucker 

Paul Portlock Norf. County 
Jn° Livingston y^ 

Tho^Walker J* '•O^f*** 1 

mark * f 

Proved at a Court held the 20 th May 1736 
admitted [illegible] and probated [illegible] 
granted the [illegible] 



Teste John Wilson CI Cur 



v66K£? 



This will was found in the Loose Papers of the Norfolk County, Ace. No. 25824, 
Archives and Records Division, Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, 
Virginia, and is published here with the kind permission of Dr. Louis H. Manarin, 
State Archivist. 



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(Princess !Anne County 
Wills 



Will of Hillary Matthias - 1799 

Transcribed by Christopher M. Hooper 

Editor's Note: This will has been transcribed torn the original in the manner in 
which it was originally written. 

In the Name of God Amen. I Hillary Matthias of the County of Princess 
Anne Commonwealth of Virginia. Being in health of body and of a sound 
and disposing mind and memory blessed be God, I do hereby make and 
publish this paper writing as and for my last Will and Testament in manner 
and form following that is to say 

Impremis I give and bequeath to my wife Rebecca Matthias the use of my 
Houses and lot and all within doors Except one bed and Furniture also the 
use of one Cow & Calf and Twenty Dollars Cash during her natural life. 

Item I give and bequeath to my two Children Sally Wright & Bridget 
Mathias [sic] all the Remainder of my Estate to be sold at publick sale and 
the money arising from the Sale to be Equaly divided between Sally Wright 
& Bridget Matthias to them and their heirs forever. 

Item I give and bequeath after my said wifes death to my Two Children 
Sally Wright & Bridget Matthias the property that has been given to my wife 
during her life to be sold at publick sale and the Money to be divided 
between my two Children Sally Wright & Bridget Matthias to them and their 
heirs for ever. 

Lastly I nominate constitute and Appoint my friends Nathaniel Nicholas, 
Simon Shipp & Bridget Matthias Executors of this my last will and 
Testament hereby Revoking and annulling all other and former Wills by me 
heretofore made. In Witness whereof I the said Hillary Matthias have 
hereunto set my hand and Seal this Fourth day of March in the Year of our 
Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninty Nine. 

Signed sealed and Delivered in Presents of 
Test 




t?**?0ri* 



Hillary Parsons^ 

John Williamson , • * £/ hillary Matthias 

The Southside Virginian, Vol. XI No. 1 Page 21 




At a Court held in Princess Anne County the 7 th day of October 1799 

This last Will and Testament of Hillary Matthias, dec* 1 was proved according 
to Law by the Oath of Hillary Parsons and John Williamson the Witnesses 
to the same and Ordered to be recorded And on the Motion of Nathaniel 
Nicholas one of the Executors therein Named who made Oath and gave 
Bond with Security according to Law. Certificate is Granted him for 
Obtaining Probate thereof in due form. 

Teste, 



f. %. Jf«Jt 



y> 



E. H. Moseley Clk 



From Princess Anne Oounty Court Records (Virginia Beach) Wills beginning 1799. 



Published here with the kind permission of the Archives and Records Division, 
Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Louis H. Manarin, State 
Archivist. 













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!Ametia County 
Historic Locations 



Amelia Academy - "The Wigwam" 

Contributed by James S. Gilliam 
Transcribed by Kathryn Sawyer Hooper 

Editor's Note: In Volume X, No. 4 of The Southside Virginian, on the inside back 
cover was a reproduction of Virginia Historical Marker number 0-31, "The Wigwam. " 
Amelia Academy was located at the Wigwam. A copy of a brochure for the academy 
was submitted by Mr. James S. Gilliam and is presented here in its entirety for its 
historical as well genealogical information. 



AMELIA ACADEMY 



WM. H. HARRISON, PRINCIPAL. 



This School is located at the Wigwam, in Amelia County, 10 miles from 
Mattoax Depot. A conveyance will be sent to meet pupils on due notice. This 
School has been in successful operation since January, 1833, and no death in that 
time has occurred among the boarders -- hardly a case of severe sickness. 

The Course of Instruction is preparatory to the University of Virginia, and is 
thorough in the Latin, Greek, English and French Languages, Mathematics and 
Philosophy. 

The Discipline of the School is Parental and Christian, and every effort will 
be made by the Principal to advance his Pupils in every way. Quarterly Reports 
reports [sic] regularly made, and at the end of the session, an examination on the 
University mode. 

TERMS Board and Tuition, exclusive of Lights, $200 

$100 payable October 1st; $100 March 1st. 

For every period less than five months, $25 per month will be charged, and no 
deduction for absence from any cause but sickness. 

• Address: Lodore P. O., Amelia County, Va. 



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University of Virginia, June 28, 1857. 

We believe the "Amelia Academy," under the management of Mr. W. H. 
Harrison, one of the best Preparatory Schools in Virginia. 

GESSNER HARRISON, Professor of Latin. 

JNO. B. MINOR, Professor of Common and Statute Law. 

JAMES L. CABELL, Professor of Anatomy, &c. 

S. MAUPIN, M.D., Professor of Chemistry and Chairman of the Faculty. 

JAS. P. HOLCOMBE, Professor of Inter, and Const. Law. 
Refer to the following Gentlemen who have been Patrons of the Amelia Academy: 

Gen. JOHN H. COCKE, Fluvanna. 

EDMUND RUFFIN, Sr., Prince George. 

L. E. HARVIE, Pres't R. & D. R. R. 

WM. OLD, Sr., Powhatan. 

Dr. J. B. HARVIE, Powhatan. 

JNO. A. SELDEN, Charles City. 

Dr. CARTER W. WORMELEY, Hanover. 

Capt. JNO. F. WILET, U. S. Marshall E. Va. 
Also, the following Gentlemen for years under the Principal's tuition: 

WM. OLD, Jr., Ed. Examiner. 

JAS. H. CONWAY, M. D, Richmond. 

BLAIR BUR WELL, M. D., Richmond. 

JNO. O. STEGER, Richmond. 

W. B. WOOLDRIDGE, Richmond. 

W. ALLEN, Surry. 

R. R. PRENTISS, University of Virginia. 

EDMUND RANDOLPH, San Francisco. 

W. MACON, M. D, New Kent. 

VELVERTON BANNISTER, M. D., St. Louis, Mo. 

JOHN FINNEY, New Orleans. 

Col. B. M. JONES. 

ROBERT BARKSDALE, Richmond. 



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Catalogue of Pupils 

For Session from October 1, 1859, to August 1, 1860. 



Pupils' Names Parents or Guardians Residence 

Ballard, W. P J. P. Ballard Richmond, Va. 

Bell, Jno. M Col. C. H. Taylor, New Orleans, La. 

Carr, C. C B. Carr, Marengo County, Ala. 

Dupuy, W. P Col. Jos. Dupuy, . . . Prince Edward County, Va. 

Eppes, Peter Dr. Peter Eppes, . . . Prince George County, Va. 

Friend, R. N Wm. G. Friend, Charlotte County, Va. 

Garlick, Jas. II Braxton Garlick, New Kent County, Va. 

George, A. S J. P. George, Richmond, Va. 

Hardaway, J. S J. S. Hardaway, Amelia County, Va. 

Harvie, C. J L. E. Harvie, Amelia County, Va. 

Harvie, L. E Dr. Jno. B. Harvie, Powhatan County, Va. 

Hendrick, M. S David Hendrick, .... Cumberland County, Va. 

Jeter, W. M Mrs. L. A. Jeter, Powhatan County, Va. 

Jones, T. M Jas. Roy Micon, . . . Tappahannock County, Va. 

Lawrens, W. R T. Grange Simons, Charleston, S. C. 

Leigh, Macon Junius E. Leigh, Yalobusha County, Miss. 

Leigh, J. L Junius E. Leigh, Yalobusha County, Miss. 

Morris, W. L A. Morris, Richmond, Va. 

Pairo, Edwin H. T. Pairo, Richmond, Va. 

Ruffin, G. C Edmund Ruffin, Jr. . . Prince George County, Va. 

Shepperson, J. A Wm. G. Friend, Charlotte County, Va. 

Spears, J. W John Spears, Powhatan County, Va. 

Webb, Jos. P Dr. R. H. Webb, Suffolk County, Va. 

Winfree, John W Wilson Winfree, Powhatan County, Va. 

Woodson, W. T B. B. Woodson, Cumberland County, Va. 



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Page 25 



Halifax County 
Powers of Attorney 



Selections from Halifax County Deed Books 33 - 37 (1824 - 1829) 

Submitted by J. C. Kolbe 



Continued from Vol. X No. 4, pp. 164-168. 

Editor's Note: These powers of attorney recorded in the Halifax County Deed Books were 
selected and abstracted by Mr. Kolbe to identify persons who migrated from Halifax 
County; to give their place of residence and their continued ties with the county of Halifax 
They are presented with the deed book number first and then the page number in that 
book. 

DB 33, p. 17 Martin Ferrell of Bedford County, Tennessee to Burgess M. Ferrell 
of Halifax County, Virginia, power of attorney to deliver the body of Hubbard 
Ferrell of Halifax to the sheriff for whom I [ ] bail on a suit of John Chappell 
against Hubbard Ferrell. 

dated: 4 August 1824 recorded: 25 October 1824 

DB 33, p. 122 Daniel Barksdale of Todd County, Kentucky to Daniel Coleman 
of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, power of attorney to receive of Berryman Green 
administrator of Dudlery Barksdale deed, late of Halifax County, Virginia, my part 
of the estate. 

dated: 12 Jury 1824 recorded: 27 December 1824 

DB 33, p. 254 Philip Howerton in right of my wife Elizabeth Cabanis and 
guardian of Charles, William M, Judith Cabanis, orphans of Cabanis deed., to 
Daniel E. Parker of Halifax County, Virginia, power of attorney to recover from 
John Bailey administrator of John Cabanis deed, of Jones County, Georgia, monies 
of myself and wards that part of the estate of John Cabanis deed which Matthew 
Caboness was entitled. 

dated: 16 April 1825 recorded: 16 April 1825 

DB 33, p. 270 Thomas Osborne and wife Sarah, formerly Sarah Philips who is a 
legatee of Isham Clements deed, of Halifax County, Virginia, to John W. Rice of 
county and state aforesaid, power of attorney to recover from the estate of Isham 
Clements of Amelia County, Virginia. 

dated: 30 April 1825 recorded: 30 April 1825 

DB 33, p. 366 James Redgway of [not stated] county, Tennessee departed his life 
in 1823 intestate and John Redgway administrated upon this estate and holds the 
same for distribution. Whereas William Shotwell, an infant in Halifax County, is 
entitled to a part of the estate of James Redgway, being one of the grandchildren 
of Ann Davenport, wife of Charles S. Davenport, formerly Ann Shotwell. Robert 



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S. Williams guardian of William Shotwell to John Beckley of Pittsylvania County, 
power of attorney to receive what is due. 

dated: 20 September 1825 recorded: 20 August 1825 

DB 33, p. 581 William Lipscomb and John Lipscomb of Wilkinson County, 
Mississippi to Thomas Lipscomb of county and state aforesaid but now in Virginia, 
power of attorney to receive any money due us. 

dated: 16 July 1825 recorded: 27 March 1826 

DB 34, p. 74 Edward Carlton of Iredell County, North Carolina to William 
Fitzgerald of Halifax County, Virginia, power of attorney as for as I am engaged 
in any business as executor of the estate of Philip Yancey. 

dated: 24 Jury 1826 recorded: 24 Jury 1826 

DB 34, p. 334 Howard Talley of Granville County, North Carolina to William C. 
Tucker of Halifax, power of attorney to receive property in the hands of William 
Perry, guardian of my wife Sarah Talley formerly Perry, who is to receive property 
from the estates of Mary Perry and Posey Perry. 

dated: 16 February 1827 recorded: 17 February 1827. 

DB 34, p. 684 Milry Wyatt and Polly Wyatt of Halifax to Silas Wyatt of Fleming 
County, Kentucky, power of attorney to receive from the administrator of Moses 
Moss deed, of Fleming County, Kentucky, what is due them as distributees of 
Moses Moss. 

dated: 17 August 1827 recorded: 27 August 1827 

DB 34, p. 694 John Nuckols of Halifax County, Virginia to Giles Y. Nuckols of 
county and state aforesaid, power of attorney to receive of Spencer Roane, 
administrator of John Nuckols deed, of King and Queen County, Virginia, all due 
me. 

dated: 27 August 1827 recorded: 27 August 1827 

DB 35, p. 49 Samuel Sally of Halifax County to Burrell White of Cumberland 
County, Kentucky, power of attorney to receive from John E. King and Granville 
Boman, commissioners appointed to sell and devise the estate of Nathaniel Sally 
deed, of Cumberland County, Kentucky, my portion of the estate of Nathaniel 
Sally deed, or Sarah Sally deed. 

dated: 19 October 1827 recorded: 19 October 1827 

DB 35, p. 219 Lewis F. Crain, son of Elinor Crain deed., late Elinor Clough deed, 
of Champion County, Ohio, to William Crain of Fleming County, Kentucky, power 
of attorney to apply to Thomas Shearley, executor of Michael Clough deed, late 
of Madison County, Virginia, coming to me as heir of Elinor Crain my mother or 
Samuel Crain my father. 

dated: 17 December 1827 recorded: 17 December 1827 

DB 36, p. 74 Mary Ann Parker and Isaac Parker of Dyer County, Tennessee, to 
our relation Daniel E. Parker of county and state aforesaid, power of attorney to 
sell in Halifax County, Virginia 299 3/10 acres on Chestnut Creek. 

dated: 28 March 1828 recorded: 23 June 1828 



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DB 36, p. 202 Archy Murphy of Halifax County, Virginia to Robert Brandon of 
Halifax County, power of attorney to receive property that is in possession of 
Nathaniel Pass of Pierson County, North Carolina. 

dated: 28 July 1828 recorded: 28 July 1828 

DB 36, p. 353 Matthew Pate, Samuel Pate, Polly Brown of Halifax County, 
Virginia to John Chappell of Halifax County, Virginia, power of attorney for us 
in our own names but to the use of Polly Brown to sue for money and property 
in Tennessee that belonged to Polly Brown before her intermarriage with Daniel 
Brown deed, late of Maury County. 

dated: 20 September 1828 recorded: 22 September 1828 

DB 36, p. 410 John Farguson of Halifax County, Virginia being one of the heirs 
of John Anderson Sr. deed, late of Halifax County, in right of my wife Sarah who 
was the daughter of the said John Anderson who was a legatee of the estate of 
Jane Anderson deed, late of Wilson County, Tennessee, to Moses F. Kirby, power 
of attorney to sue for the 1/9 part of the legacy coming from the estate of Jane 
Anderson deed. 

dated: 16 October 1828 recorded: 16 October 1828 

DB 36, p. 439 Heckmen County, Tennessee, Hezekiah George to William 
Johnston George of Maury County, Tennessee, power of attorney in my name as 
guardian for Anthony, Polly, Henry, and Eliza Ham minors, heirs of Obadiah Ham 
deed, late of Virginia, to receive any monies due them. 

dated: 18 August 1828 recorded: 27 October 1828 

DB 36, p. 514 James Adkison and Adam Tod of Halifax County, Virginia to 
Richard B. Borum of Halifax County, Virginia. Nicholas M. Edwards late of 
Halifax now of Kentucky or Tennessee, power of attorney to gain possession of 
a negro man Nelson, a Negro man Braxton, a boy Joe, and 2 horses ... conveyed 
to us in trust by Edward Carlton Sen. by deed dated 19 March 1828 and recorded 
24 March 1828 satisfying debts due from Edw 3 Carlton Sr. 

Edward Carlton Sen. was arrested for felony and awaiting trial, when he left with 
the 2 slaves and 2 horses. His son, Thomas W. Carlton, removed the boy Joe out 
of Virginia. 

dated: 4 December 1828 recorded: 4 December 1828 

DB 36, p. 585 Drusilla Pate of Halifax County to William Watkins, power of 
attorney to receive my part in the estate of my deceased brother Thomas Hobson 
of Hanover County. 

dated: 21 January 1829 recorded: 21 January 1829 

DB 36, p. 650 James Dillard of Davidson County, Tennessee to my friend William 
Stanfiel of Halifax County, Virginia, power of attorney to rent and sell land in 
Halifax County. 

dated: 21 November 1828 recorded: 23 February 1829 

DB 36, p. 721 John Chappell of Halifax County, Virginia to James Brown of 
Sumner County, Tennessee, power of attorney to demand my part in the estate 
of my late stepmother, Ann Chappell of Sumner County, Tennessee, which 



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property given by my father John Chappell deed, at her death to be divided 
amongst his children. 

dated: 23 June 1828 recorded: 23 June 1828 

DB 36, p. 772 Richard Wade Sr. of Halifax County to James Barron of Sumner 
County, Tennessee, power of attorney to receive my part in the estate of my 
mother-in-law, Ann Chappell of Sumner County, Tennessee, which was given by 
a deed from my father-in-law John Chappell. 

dated: 23 June 1828 recorded: 23 June 1828 

DB 37, p. 103 William A Easley, Daniel Easley, Richard Cook, Thomas 
Donohoe, Fountain Joel Hubbard, Phebe Easley, to John S. Easley of Halifax 
County, Virginia, power of attorney. Whereas Isaac Easley of Wilson County, 
Tennessee died possesed of 150 acres which descended to us. John S. Easley to 
sell the land. 

dated: 1829 recorded: 22 June 1829 

DB 37, p. 103 William A Easley, Daniel Easley, Richard Cook, Thomas 
Donahoe, Fountain Scates, Joel Hubbard, Phebe Easley to John S. Easley power 
of attorney of Halifax County whereas Isaac Easery of Wilson County, Tennessee 
died possessed of a tract of 140 acres which has descended to us and John S. 
Easley, to sell land. 

dated: 1829 recorded: 22 June 1829 

DB 37, p. 110 Stephen Cook of Halifax County, Virginia have legal right and title 
in property formerly belonging to Benjamin Cook who purchased land in Green 
County, Kentucky before his death to which land after his death in Charlotte 
County, Virginia, his family removed and afterwards sold it To Samuel McKinney 
of Halifax County, Virginia power of attorney to receive my portion of sold 
property. 

dated: 22 June 1827 recorded: 22 June 1827 

DB 37, p. 229 Samuel P. Jones of Madison County, Alabama, to Samuel Pointer 
of Halifax County, Virginia, power of attorney to receive my portion of negroes, 
it being part of the negroes left by Samuel Pointer deed to Judith S. Jones [Judith 
was the daughter of Samuel Pointer, wife of Nathaniel Jones, and mother of 
Samuel Pointer, see pp. 227-229\. 

dated: 2 February 1829 recorded: 28 Jury 1829 



to be continued 



Published here with the kind permission of the Archives and Records Division, 
Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Louis H. Manarin, State 
Archivist. 



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Prince Qeorge County 
Wills 



Will of James Westbrooke — 1711 

Transcribed by Christopher M. Hooper 

Editor's Note: This will has been transcribed from the original in the manner in 
which it was originally written. 

In the Name of God Amen I James Westbrooke of Bristoll Parish in P r 
Geo. County & in f year of our Lord God one Thousand Seaven hundred 
& Eleven being weak in body But of Perfect Sence & Memory Thanks be 
all Mighty God for y 6 Same doe Constitute & appoint This to be my Last will 
and Testament Revoaking all wills by me hereafter made 

Imprimus 

First I Bequeath my sole to Almighty God that gave it me Trusting in y* 
Merits of my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ to be saved and my body to buried 
according to y 6 Discretion of my Executris Hereafter named 

Item I give to my Son Sam 1 Westbrooke one Shilling 

Item I give to my Son William Westbrooke one Shilling 

Item I give to my Son John Westbrooke on Long Gun Called Malone Two 
Pewter Dishes my one Deep dish and one flat one & two Pewter 
plates & one Iron pott one small Chest fore pewter spoons & if he 
stays upon y 6 Plantation y l I now live on then to have y* Carpentors 
Tooles between him and his Mother In law Elis. Westbrook 

Item I give to my son James Westbrook one Small gun and one hefer of 
Two years old to be Delivered him when he is Eighteen years old 

Item I give to my son Thomas Westbrook one Shilling 

Item I give to my Daughter Margarit Westbrook one Shilling 

Item I give to my Daughter Fracis [Francis 7\ Westbrook one Shilling 

Item I give to my Daughter Elisabeth Westbrook one Shilling 

Item I give to my Loving wife Elisabeth Westbrook all y* Remaining of my 
Estate after my Debts & [illegible] are paid & I do hereby Constitute 



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& Appoint my loving wife my hole & Sole Executrix of This my Last 
will & Testament — Sind and Delivered This 30 th day of = 

= July 1711 

Henry Batte 

his his 

William LjHuff James ± 



/■/Huff James T^ lM\ 

mark mark 



Pr. George County Court Tuesday y 6 8 th day of 9 th A 1711 



The Above Written last Will & Testament of James Westbrooke dec* 1 , was 
[illegible] proved in Open Court by y* Oathes of Henry Batte & W m Huff 
Witnesses Thereof & prob 1 . Thereof granted Elisa his relict as Ex" named 
Therein & at his prayor the Same was Ordered to bee Recorded & it is here 
truly Recorded/ 




WfftCfL 



Teste 

E. Goodrich I) 

From Prince George County Deeds, Wills, Etc. 1710-1711 Book B, pp 83-84. 



Published here with the kind permission of the Archives and Records Division, 
Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Louis H. Manarin, State 
Archivist. 




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Camp6eft County 
Cemetery 



Methodist or City Cemetery, Lynchburg, Virginia 
Transcribed by Kathryn Sawyer Hooper 

Continued from Vol X No. 4, pp. 169-173. 

Research performed by WUliam Walker Hurt, Lynchburg, Virginia 1937 

Date: 1806 

Owners: Methodist Episcopal Church, City of Lynchburg, Virginia 

Location: In the city of Lynchburg, Virginia on the west side of Fourth 
Street between Monroe and Wise Streets, and extending to 
Garland Street on the north. 

Historical Significance: 

This was the first large cemetery in Lynchburg. The original 
acreage was donated by Charles Lynch, founder of the city. Many 
of the most prominent citizens of early Lynchburg are buried 
there. 

The following inscriptions appear on the older tombstones: 

Erected in memory of Amanda M. 
wife of George Loch, who departed this life 
March 15, 1854, in the 25th. year of her age. 
Also the above named George Loch, a native of 
Walleck, Germany, who departed this life 
Dec'r. 28th. 1856, 
Aged 55 years. 
"Requiescat in peace." 

Josiah Holbrook, Died June 17th. 1851, aged about 83 years. He was born in 
the state of Massachusetts. His life was devoted to the subject of education. He 
was a man of unbounded philosophy; an ardent lover of science and a general 
benefactor and a most exemplary Christian. He came to his death suddenly 
while engaged in his geological and minera logical pursuits in the immediate 
vicinity of Lynchburg. 

To the memory of William Jones. 

Born the 27th. Sep. 1767. Deceased Nov'r. 22, 1848. 



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Erected to the memory of Mary Wilson Bailey. 

Born 7th. February', 1817. Departed this life Sep'r. 18th. 1841. 

In memory of Man' Elizabeth Bailey. 

Born Oct. 29, 1819. 

Died Jan. 8, 1845, 

In the 26th. year of her age. 

Erected to the memory of John Thurman, who departed this life December 10th. 
1855, in the 77th. year of his age. 

Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth Ann, daughter of Edward S. and Mary A 
Thurman, who was born December 5th. 1841, and departed this life November 
21st, 1844, in the 4th. year of her age. 

John W. 

Died April 6th, 1852, aged 2 years and 11 mos. 

Second son of John R. & M. E. Thurman. 

Pleasant N. BelL 

Born June 8, 1816. 

Died Oct'r 18, 1856. 

"Afflictions sore, for years I bore, 

Physicians were in vain. 

At length God pleased to give me ease, 

And freed me from my pain." 

In memory of Cinthia Fitzgerald. 
Born Nov. 27th. 1827. 
Died Jury 6th. 1829. 
"May she rest in peace." 

Mary S. Phillips. 

Died May 9th. 1857, aged about 63 years. 

Wife of Capt. Benja. A Phillips. 

In memory of Thomas Lindsay, 
infant son of Maty E. & John R. Thurman, 
who departed this life July 2, 1853. 
Aged 8 mos. 11 days. 

Sacred to the Memory of Jane C. 

Consort of Rev. H. S. WhitehursL 

Died Sep'r 9th. 1856. Aged about 39 years. 

"She rests in hope of a part in the first resurrection and a blissful immortality." 



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In memory of John 

Son of Edward S. and Mary A. Thurman, who was born March 27th. 1843 and 

departed this life November 18th. 1844, in the 2nd. year of his age. 

Sacred to the Memory of Barbara Steven, 

wife of Duncan Grant, who departed this life on the 5th. Sept. 1849. Aged 46 

years. 

"Mrs. Grant was a native of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Emigrated to this country 

in 1847. She lived and died in full assurance of a glorious resurrection. Was 

justly esteemed by all who knew her for industry, frugality and benevolence. 

Rich and poor were welcome guests and both shared alike her friendships." 

Sacred to the Memory of William B. Patterson, 

a native of Ireland, who departed this life 25th. Jan'y. 1826. 

"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth. Yea, saith the 

Saviour, that they may rest from their labors and their works do follow them." 

Rev. Chap. XIV. 

Sacred to the Memory of Patrick McGowan, 

County Monaghan, Ireland. Died Oct. 28, 1844. Aged 40 years. 

In memory of John Leonard, 

a native of Portebello Ireland, who departed this life on the 

28th. day of January, 1849. Aged about 42 years. 

"May he rest in peace." 

To the Memory of Mrs. Rebecca Duffel, relict of James DuffeL 
Departed this life the 15th. May 1838. 

In memory of Sarah Dandridge, 

Daughter of James and R. Duffel, who departed this life Feb. 26th. 1819. 

Aged 19 years, 2 months and 15 days. 

In memory of Jeremiah Swyms, 

Departed this life Jury 31st. 1844, in the 27th year of his age. 

Tho. gone, his memory will ever live with those who knew him." 

Here reposes the Remains of Jane Sparks, 

who departed this life July 16, 1852. Aged about 50. 

In memory of my Mother, Mrs. Sarah Word, 

who died at the residence of her brother, Bishop John Early, on the 7th. day of 

Jury, 1853. Aged 64 years. 

"My mother here lies underground, The dearest friend I ever found, And 

through the Lord's unbounded love, Will meet again in realms above." 

Rev. E. M. Word 



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Sacred to the Memory of Ann Brown, 

Consort of Charles B. Brown, who departed this life 17th. Nov. in the 76th. year 

of her age. 1846. 

In memory of Ann English 

daughter of Thomas F. and Louis H. Brown. 

Born March 27, 1856. 

Died April 5, 1856. 

Erected to the Memory of Wm. Royally, 
Born November 26, 1799. 
Died December 19, 1858. 

James Gavin was born April 16, 1832, 

died Dec. 30, 1833. 

Aged 20 months & 14 days. 

In Memory of May Jane, Wife of Jesse Clark, 

who departed this life May 15, 1852 in the 35 year of her age. 

The lonely children, though they must mourn For earthly ties, thus rudely torn, 

Will cease to weep and hope again To meet where naught is known of pain. So 

let us think of her that's gone That death is but the first sweet tone 

To her of Heaven's melodious strain, A blest release from every pain." 

To the Memory of John Gideon, son of Pleasant and Elizabeth R. Labby, who 
was born the first day of August, 1816, and departed this life the 9th. day of 
June, 1828. 

Erected to the memory of Albon McDaniel, 

infant and twin son of J. W. & C. F. R. Morgan. 

Born in Lynchburg, Va. 27th. Nov. 1811 

Died 19th. March, 1814. 

Aged two years, three months and twenty one days. 

Lelia M. Curie, 

Daughter of Geo. G. & S. L. Curie. 

Died on the 7, December, 1846, aged 4 years, 4 months and 19 days. 

Sue Curie, 

Daughter of G. G. & S. L. Curie. 

Born January 9, 1853. 

Died June 23, 1853. Aged 5 months and 14 days. 

Erected to the Memory of William Hudnall, 
infant twin son of J. W. & C. F. R. Morgan. 
Born in Lynchburg, Va., 22nd. July 1839. 



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Died 9th. Nov. 1839 Aged 3 months & eighteen days. 

Sacred to the Memory of James W. OgiKie. 

Born Aug. 29th. 1845. Died Mar. 28th. 1845. [sic] 

also 

Mary J. OgnVie. 

Born Nov. 7, 1847. Died April 3, 1849. 

Children of Joseph and Amanda E. Ogihie. 

"Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven." 

Sacred to the Memory of Catherine, 

wife of L. B. Padgett and daughter of Mr. George Powell, in the 24th. year of 

her age, who departed this life March 20th. 1846. 

In Memory of Little Eliza Waller, 
Daughter of L. B. and Ellen E. Padgett, 
Died October 3rd, 1853. 
Aged 4 years & 2 months. 

Sacred to the Memory of Little William R. Shelton, 

only son of Wm. R. and E. E. Padgett. Was born Feb. 24th. 1848, and died 

March 18, 1850. 

Sacred to the memory of Mary Murrell, 
who departed this life Feb. 27, 1859. 
Aged 60 years. 

In Memory of William J. Wooten, 

who died Nov. 15, 1858. 18 years of age. 

Sacred to the Memory of Charles Wyatt, son of Richard & Nanny Johnson. 
Born May 21, 1823. 
And died June 2, 1842. 

In Memory of Uncle Sawney, 
who departed this life Feb. 1839. 
Aged 60 years old. 

to be continued 

This transcription was found in the Works Progress Administration of Virginia 
Historical Inventory, Campbell County, Film 509, Reel 6, Archives and Records 
Division, Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, Virginia, and is published 
here with the kind permission of Dr. Louis H. Manarin, State Archivist. 



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Correction and Commentary 



Harrup vs Harris — Reading Original Records 

by Christopher M. Hooper 

The following letter was received recently by The Southside Virginian: 

'1 am in the process of researching the Harrup family and find that 
quite often the name Harrup is confused with the name Harris. Of 
course this can be quite disastrous. Therefore, one must be cautious 
when reading original documents and also cautious accepting extractions 
of others without checking the original source. I know this from 
personal experience, since I have both Harrup and Harris names to 
contend with in my research. 

In VOL. VIII #3, Jury 1990, of The Southside Virginian, a chancery suit 
in 1766 has been extracted to read William Harris married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Samuel Manning (died 1749) and his wife Sarah, who 
married 2) William Hatfield. 

Upon examination of the original chancery suit, I have found that 
William HARRUP not Harris married Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel 
Manning, etc. I am sending you a copy of the original record in the 
hope that you will print a corrected abstract of this suit in the future." 

We would like to thank Vivian W. Zaruba of Sutherland, Virginia for her correct 
observation, and for providing us with the opportunity to call this common 
mistake to the attention of other researchers. 

Ms. Zaruba makes a point that should be foremost in all of our research efforts, 
whether for publication or for our own family history. Always check the original 
document before accepting any published material as fact. This cannot be 
emphasized enough. 

Genealogical abstractors and transcribers do a marvelous service for us all when 
they publish records that we do not have the time or accessibility to view first 
hand. This allows us the opportunity to quickly screen out records which are not 
of interest to us. We are of course, relying on the publishers thoroughness and 
accuracy when we utilize these sources. This is where the trap lies. All of us are 
human. All of us make mistakes. After many hours of reading the elaborate or 
faded handwriting of some court clerk or the feeble handwriting on the will of 
one near death, it is easy to see where these mistakes can be made. And, not 
all of these mistakes are the result of errors made by the researcher. Quite 
often court clerks were inconsistent in their entries. 

We must all be aware of similarities in names that we are researching, and 
perform additional research on entries where possible errors might exist. Ms. 



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Zaruba's Harrup/Harris is an excellent example. As a result of the colonial 
practice of writing "ss" as a £T it is easy to see how an abstractor might confuse 
the "up" of the less common name Harrup with the "is" of the more common 
name Harris or Harriss. See reproduction of entry below. 

Of course, the error is compounded when one considers that any wife, children, 
or other close relatives which were listed along with the incorrect transcription 
would now be indicated as having Harris as a surname instead of Harrup. The 
implications of such a mistake can have far reaching effects beyond just the 
individual in question. 

This should be a lesson to all of us. Search for ALL variations and spellings of 
any name which you are researching. Be familiar with other names in the area 
in which you are researching which may be similar in spelling or sound to those 
of interest. In our own family we have a similar circumstance. A 3rd Gr. 
grandfather named Halter immigrated to New Orleans in the 1840s. Numerous 
records, including census and city directories, have the name spelled as Haider. 
This was probably a result of the French accent with which he spoke his name 
to the census takers. 

For those of you who have Volume VIII, Number 3 (1990), please correct the 
name William Harris found on page 99, to William Harrup. In the Index for 
Volume VIII, found in Number 4 on page 201, please delete entries for "William 
Harris p. 99," and "Elizabeth Harris p. 99" and make entries for "William 
Harrup, p. 99." and Elizabeth Harrup p. 99." For those who have The Table of 
Contents and Indexes to Vols. I through VIII, please make the correction 
immediately above on page 233. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may 
have caused and hope that this provides all of us with an insight that will 
enhance our research. 




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Bedford County 
Historic Places 



Taney Farm" 

Transcribed by Kathryn Sawyer Hooper 

Location: 3.7 miles northwest of Bedford, Virginia on Route #43, West 
side of road, 30 yards off Highway. 

Date: 1780 

Owners: Andrew Donald 1780 
Isaac Scott 1806 
John Scon 1820 
Robt N. Kelso 1832 
Mrs. W. D. Hooper 1875 
S. R. Watson 1917 
Elizabeth Ferris 1917 
L. O. Johnson 1919 
Sir Geo. Sitwell of Derby England 1921 

Description: There are two architectural oddities. The rear wall has exactly 
the same number of windows as the front but they are "blind 
windows" the interior wall not coming to the outer walls thus 
leaving a space of six inches between them. Another oddity is 
the brick squared tunnel running from one chimney to the 
other. All the flues of the 12 fire places open into this tunnel. 
In each chimney at a point just below the place at which the 
tunnel joins the chimney is a window and as one stands on the 
ground and looks through this window the tunnel may be seen 
in part. The arrangement probably was a precaution against 
fires spreading. Another architectural point of interest is the 
pair of Ionic pillars at the door way leading from hall to parlor. 
A like pair is directly across the hall leading into the opposite 
room. At each side of the fireplaces on each side of these 
fireplaces, also, recessed in the wall is a doomed rectangular 
space which may have been for candle sticks. At the left rear 
corner of the hall is a stairway which runs in such a way across 
the rear side that one can look through a large fan glass of a 



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rear door on through the fan glass of the front door. It is said 
this arrangement was convenient for inspecting visitors before 
the front door was opened. The original smoke house stands 
and several very ancient trees are in the yard, probably 500 
years old. 



Historical Significance: 



Andrew Donald was a member of the Glasgow Scotland firm 
known as the Robert Donald Company. As early as 1776 
Andrew lived at New London on a plantation purchased from 
Tom Calloway, the tract containing 937 acres. In addition to 
his importing he raised tobacco and wheat His office and 
warehouse was at Richmond and when a ship load came in he 
traveled horseback to Richmond to meet it. After the 
Revolution all the Scotch and English importers, refusing to 
renounce allegiance to King George, left the country but 
Donald took the oath of Allegiance to the United States and 
remained at "Fancy Farm" where he tried to start another 
industry, sheep raising on the hills and mountain sides. These 
sheep were imported thoroughbreds and it is said the sheep, in 
this country were until about 1865 or 70 the offspring of 
Andrew Donald's sheep. 

There is a tradition of a murder of one mistress of early days. 
She compelled the slaves to remove their shoes each time they 
came in with a load of grain to store in the attic. Infuriated, 
one slave killed her. The grain kernels now in the attic are 
thought to be from the days of the first ownership and the 
stains in the attic are said to be human blood stains. 



Bibliography: 



Mr. Fitzroy occupant of "Fancy Farm" and nephew of Sir 
Sitwell of England, Owner. 



777/5 transcription was found in the Works Progress Administration of Virginia 
Historical Inventory, Bedford County, 1937, #14, Film 509, Reel 5, Archives and 
Records Division, Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, Virginia, and is 
published here with the kind permission of Dr. Louis H. Manarin, State Archivist. 



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DREW: Did sea Capt Nehemiah Drew, b 1778 Kingston, MA, (son of sergeant Job 
Drew & Thankful Delano Prince) do business in Norfolk? Nehemiah Drew m 1806 
Mary Esender in Baltimore. Parents of Jane Drew. Richard Morrissey, 28656 
Murrieta RcL, Sun City, CA 92586. 

MAJOR: Seek info/family/wife/children of John Major d cl788, son of George Major 
& Elizabeth Iremonger. George's ch: Richard, Francis, Iremonger, Samuel, John, 
Jane. Samuel to Culpeper; fought Rev War with sons John & Josian; then to KY. 
Richard d unmarried 1751. Iremonger had son Iremonger who fought Rev War. 
Herbert D. Hendricks, 7 W. River R<L, Poquoson, VA 23662. 

REYNOLDS: Seek info on Joseph Reynolds of Botetourt Co, d cl822, m Rachel _? 
who d cl838; ch: Larkin, John, Thomas, William, Obadiah, Sophia, Elizabeth, Susan. 
Seek Joseph's and Rachel's parents, were they from Botetourt Co? Wish to 
correspond with others researching Reynolds in Botetourt Co. Cindy Thomas, 6513 
Havenview Court, Ft Worth, TX 7613Z 

SHREWSBURY, MATTOX Seek any info on Rev Nathaniel Shrewsbury of Bedford 
Co 1750, moved to KY cl799; dau Polly m Valentine Mattox. Was Nathaniel related 
to Shrowsbury family of Surrey Co 1704? Seek info on Shrewsbury and Mattox 
families. Reimburse copies, etc. Barbara M. George, 2517 Longview Dr., LP. Rte., 
Estes Park, CO 80517. 

FRANKLIN: Researching Franklins in eastern VA, their related families and 
movement west and south. Have much early Franklin data to share. Mrs. E. D. 
Baugh, Jr., Box 310, Kenbridge, VA 23944. 

LANIER, HICKS, ALLEN: Thomas Lanier m Elizabeth Hicks, Brunswick Co 1743. 
Seek her parents. Their dau Catherine b 1752, m David Allen of Granville Co, NC 
cl770. Where were they married? They were in Caswell Co, NC 1778 and later in 
Person Co, NC. Marine C Allen, 4966 La Sierra Ave., Riverside, CA 92505. 

LEE: Seek parents/info on Herbert Lee, Pr Geo Co, & his family. M Lucy Daniel 
1792; he d cl828. Herbert Lee and Jessie Lee (between 16-21) listed with Amey Lee 
1787 PP tax. Known ch: Lucy, Everett, Rial C. Lee. Jane Andrews, 1916 Tabby 
Lane, Altavista, VA 24517. 



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OWENS, THOMAS, CHANEY: Seek info on Henry Mathew Owens b cl850's, a 
slave fathered by his owner, m Millie _?_. Son Henry Mathew Owens b cl891, m 
Pearlene Thomas (cl895-cl924). A cousin, Harriet Chaney b cl893. From towns of 
Dan River/Danville/Ringgold/Sutherlin, Pittsylvania Co. Ernest L Owens, P O Box 
330504, Brooklyn, NY 11233-0014. 

CLARK, BONNER: Seek info on Peter Clark and wife Nancy Bonner m 1786 
Amelia Co, lived Halifax Co. Ch: Thomas, Daniel, Sterling, Peter, John, Rowland, 
Jincy. Mary V. Clark, 1914 Gumtree Lane, Fallbrook, CA 92028. 

DILLARD: Exchange on descs of Nicholas Dillard Sr, d Caroline Co after 1 738; and 
Nicholas Jr (wife Mary Alldin) who sold Caroline land 1742, d Halifax Co, NC cl780. 
Other possible sons: Lewis d 1744; George d 1766 in Caroline; Thomas, will 1774 
Spotsylvania Co. Carlton M. Dillard, 714 Gary Dr., Augusta, GA 30904. 

BENNETT, HOSKINS, SANDERS: Seek any info on the Bennetts of Pittsylvania Co. 
Seek parents of Catherine Hoskins, wife of Hugh Sanders who d 1781 Spotsylvania 
Co. She went to Fayette Co, KY with Traveling Church. Joseph B. Lambert, 1956 
Linneman St., Glenview, IL 60025. 

THOMAS, MANSELL: Seek help to find name of the home site of William AP 
Thomas. His wife was Jane Elizabeth Mansell, dau of w/2 of Sir Philip(?) Mansell. 
Lady Jane apparently came over with her uncle Wm AP Thomas, using alias Jane 
Killicke. Her will discovered at the Public Record Office (PRO). C. Dickinson 
Thomas, 2260 River Rd. SE, Winnabow, NC 28479-9703. 

WINN: Seek info on Lewellen Winn, his will administered 1828 Abbeville Co, SC; 
settled 1838. Wife not mentioned. Seek her name. Son, Warren Fletcher Winn, and 
several daus. Seek to determine if he is same person as Lewellin F. Winn mentioned 
as son of Orsamus and Francis P. Winn. Lilis Winn Williams, P O Box 928, Irmo, 
SC 29063. 

ARRINGTON, BUNTIN: Seek parents/sibs of William Anderson Arlington b cl818 
VA, m 1847 Halifax Co to Perlina Harriet Buntin, dau of Irby G. and Nancy C. 
(Dewberry) Buntin. He was in Halifax Co 1847-1869/70. In Granville Co, NC 1870 
and d there 1892. Fought in Civil War. Marie Arrington Hinton, 4700 Hiddenbrook 
Dr., Raleigh, NC 27609. 

MARTIN, BARRETT: Seek info on Dr. Zachariah Martin, Amelia Co, one of his 
daus, Sarah Green Martin, m Capt Thomas Barrett of Dinwiddie Co c 1810. They 
had 3 sons and 2 daus. Doug P. Fisher, Sr., 1804 Stuart Ave., Petersburg, VA 23803. 

HOWARD: Seek info on William Howard family of Brunswick Co (will prob 1794). 
Ch mentioned in will: Elizabeth, Tabitha, Hannah and Martha. Not mentioned: 
Nancy m George Johnson; a dau wife of Francis Smith. Any sons? Wife? What 
relationship to other Brunswick/Lunenburg Howards? Mary Phillips, 1206 Joe 
Creason Dr., Benton, KY 42025. 

DILLARD: Seek info on Thomas Dillard, also, George, John, William and Edward 
or other Dillards, listed in Dinwiddie Co Tax Rolls 1782-1806 and Dinwiddie Land 
Records 1782-1806. Olin Dillard, 807 Country Ridge Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65109. 

EDMUNDS/EDMONDS, etc: Seek parents of Sterling H. Edmunds who m Martha 
Kirkland 1831? in Brunswick Co. Bond by Hardaway Mosely. Sterling's only 
identified sib, Sarah Green Edmunds, m R. G. Harrison. Sterling d Eagleville, TN 
1 850 leaving Martha, six ch and his mother Lucy. Gray Harrison, Jr., 259 Eastbrooke 
H, Jackson, MS 39216. 



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BUTLER, JONES: Seek parents/sibs/ances of Allen Butler b cl796, m Lucy Jones 
of Madison, ME. Had 5 ch. First two daus unknown; Allen Jr, Nancy and Electa. 
Resided Madison, ME on census 1830-1860, list him b VA. Pro. Nansemond or Isle 
of Wight? Mrs. Harriet Douville, 384 Donald SL, Bedford, NH 03110. 

TAYLOR, HUGHES: Seek proof of marriage of William Taylor to w/1 Mary 
Hughes; w/2 may have been a Blagrove. Seek parents of William and his wives. Ch 
believed to be: Ann m John Stamps; John; William Jr; James; George; Robert; 
Martha m/1 Gilliam, m/2 Wilburn, m/3 Deshazor. Wm had brothers John, James. 
Esther Barnes Mulling, 2321 Robinson Rd. NE, Marietta, GA 30068. 

CRANE/CRAIN, JACKSON: Pittsylvania Co, seek info on James Jackson m 1844 
to Susan Crane. Was Susan a desc of Aaron Crane who m Jean Harden? 178? 
Henry Co? James' and Susan's son, Aaron Jackson, went to Washingto Co and m 
Sarah E. Poston. Jack Hockett, 270 Iven Ave., 2-C, St David's, PA 19087. 

WALDROP: Seek info on John Waldrop (b 1753 Amelia Co; d 1833 Greenville Co, 
SC) and his ch: John III, Hannah, William (presumed). Howard H. Waldrop, 3289 
Bolgos Or., Ann Arbor, MI 48105. 

COOPER, CORNELIUS: Seek parents/sibs of Thomas Cooper and Nancy Cornelius 
who m in Franklin Co 1797. Names of ch all b in Franklin Co, last one being James 
b 1824. Thomas and Edmund Cooper (brother or cousin?) moved to Hendricks Co, 
IN 1825. Lois McCarthy, 3736 SE Belmont SL, Portland, OR 97214. 

NORMENT: Seek origin of William Norment b cl720, from Caroline Co to 
Mecklenburg cl750-60's. Dau Mary b cl750 Caroline Co, m 1768 Mecklenburg to 
John Brame. Any proof of huguenot ancestry? Exchange. Benjamin F. Dake, HI, 
1267 Manzanita Way, N.E. Keizer, OR 97303-3546. 

DUNN: The Dunn Papers of the VA State Archives mention Sallie Cargill Jones' 
"Family Items." Can anyone help me identify and/or locate whatever this may be? 
Charles D. Binns, 941 N. 8th SL, Manitowoc, WI 54220-3321. 

GARRATT, PENISTON, EANES, JONES: Seek info and descs of Nicholas Potter 
Garratt b RI 1743/44; d Petersburg 1795; m Sarah Peniston (dau of Justice Anthony 
Collins Peniston, Pr Geo Co); ch: Simeon, George, Elizabeth, Mary Ann Eanes, Sally 
Jones. Carol M. Morrison, 35-65 85th SL, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. 

GARNER, CAMP: William Garner (Rev Sol) m Sarah Camp, dau of Thomas Camp 
(d 1 780) Brunswick Co, and wife Sally. William and brothers Thomas & Samuel 
Garner apparently sons of Samuel Garner Sr of Brunswick/Greensville Cos. Seek 
data on Samuel Garner Sr and Thomas Camp. Will share Garner records. Mrs. 
Grady L. Garner, 28 Myra Rd., Hamden, CT 06517. 

HAMLET/HAMBLETT: Seek parents/sibs of Edwin Jennings Hamlet b VA 1817, 
m 1847 in Lee Co, IA to Elizabeth Ann Stolts of KY (Div. 1859 Lee Co, IA); m/2 
Saloma Jane Reed 1859 Sonora, CA. Ch: w/1: Mary Lucinda, Arabella, Edwin 
Jennigs Jr, w/2: Addie, Arthur, Jennie, Edna, Nettie and Barbara. Henry Sutliff, JH, 
P O Boot 1070, Pebble Beach, CA 93953-1070. 

EVANS, FORE: Seek parents/info on Overton Evans b cl780, m 1830 to Mary 
Jordan Fore in Charlotte Co, moved to Campbell Co. Ch: James, Nannie, Sarah, 
John William, Martha Manson, Barnett Tucker. Dinah Evans, 315 Waterloo SL, 
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464. 

BARKER, SDvfMONS/SYMONDS: John Barker Jr b before 1652, m Grace Cotton 
or Busby. Seek her parents. John Barker d before 1690, m/1 Letitia; m/2 Ann, 



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widow of Col George Marshall. Was Letitia's maiden name Whitehead? William 
Simmons, wife Mary. Seek parents of both. William Jr m Elizabeth. Her parents? 
Minnie Lee Morgan, 1231 N. Purdue Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73127. 

BARKER, COOPER: Seek info on William Cooper d 1759 Surry Co. Sons: John, 
William, George. Also seek info on John Barker m Elizabeth Cooper dau of William 
cl 745-47, Surry Co. Son Howell. Larry H. Barker, 202 Co. Ri 601, Athens, 
TN 37303. 

GEORGE: Seek info on John George b 1604 England, m/1 Jane Cole m/2 Ann J? 
. Ch: Isaac m Hester Fawdon; Sarah m/1 Morgan Lewis, m/2 Thomas Pennington; 
Rebecca m/1 Thomas Lewis, m/2 Philip Pardoe. Col John George's will pro 1678 Isle 
of Wight Co. Was Jane Cole mother three George children? Modell S. Burt, 1016 
Audubon Parkway, Louisville, KY 40213. 

TAYLOR: Seek name of wife of Samuel Taylor, b cl761 Buckingham Co, d 1849 
perhaps Cumberland Co. Known ch: Edmund, Samuel Jr, James. He is thought to 
be the son of Richard Taylor Jr and Sarah Wooten. Fought in 6th VA Reg during 
Rev. Mrs. Myer Kerman, 525 W. Mermaid Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19118. 

TUNE: Travis Tune Sr b 1732 Richmond, d before 24 Dec 1827 Halifax Co. Wife 
was Frances _?_. Seek her surname/birth/marriage/death dates/parents. Hope 
Hotchkiss Niedling, 1008 Third St, Stevens Point, WI 54481-2760. 

WEST, TEMPLETON: Seek info on George West b 1755 PA, d Pittsylvania Co, m 
Betty Templeton. Ch: Thomas moved Clinton Co, OH; George; William b 1793 
Pittsylvania Co; John, Anna, Elizabeth and Joseph who m Catherine McHaney who 
may have had Anne West who m James Andrew Doss. Barbara Doss McKinlay, 
2740 La Cuesta Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90046. 

ROBERTS, BRASWELL, STOKES, ELEY: John Roberts b cl 650, lived Nansemond 
Co, m cl680 to Jane Braswell (cl 645-1 71 3), dau of Rev Robert Braswell. John was 
h/3 of Jane; she m/1 Robert Stokes, m/2 Robert Eley Jr. John & Jane's ch: John, 
Thomas (bcl 688), Jane. Seek to corresp about John, Jane, Thomas. Bill Jobe, 3804 
Carpenter Ave., Studio City, CA 91604. 

ALLEN, COLEMAN, PEACE, HARDffi: Frances L. Allen b cl832 Person Co, NC, 
dau of Drury and Joanna (Coleman) Allen. M/1 _?_ Peace before 1860. Frances 
Peace and Richard T. Hardie were m 1867 in Person Co. Seek to corresp with descs. 
Maxine C Allen, 4966 La Sierra Ave., Riverside, CA 92505. 

CAMPB ELL: Seek wife of Sir John Campbell who was Earl of Loudon and gov of 
VA 1756-1763? Did they reside in gov palace at Williamsburg? Also, wife of 
William Keppel, Earl of Albemarle, gov 1737-1754? Did they ever live in colonies? 
Richard Morrissey, 28656 Murrieta, Sun City, CA 92586. 

SMITH, WYATT, SANFORD, NEWTON: Exch and seek info on Smith family from 
Pr Wm, Fairfax, Stafford, Northern Neck of VA. Nimrod Smith b cl767, m Lettice 
Nicoll Wyatt cl785 Pr Wm Co. His father William Wyatt Smith b cl740, Rev soldier, 
m cl764 Elizabeth Sanford. Seek ancs of Wyatt Smith. Herbert D. Hendricks, 7 W. 
River Rd., Poquoson, VA 23662 

THOMAS: Even Thomas d 1775, his wife Madlin Thomas d 1778, both Halifax Co. 
Where did they come from before Lunenburg & Charlotte Co records? Mrs. E. D. 
Baugh, Jr., Kenbridge, VA 23944. 



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Index • VoL XI No. 1 



Abercrombie 


Mary Elizabeth 


Bland 


Brown 


Janice L. 3 


33 


Theodk. 14 


Ann 35 


Abney 


Mary Wilson 


Bloomer 


Burrell 10 


Dannet 4 


33 


William 20 


Burwell 16 


Adams 


William 14 


Bolton 


Charles B. 35 


Edward 12 


Ballard 


Mary 19, 20 


Daniel 28 


Virginia Briggs 


J. P. 25 


Boman 


James 28 


W. P. 25 


Granville 27 


Jeremiah 14 


W. P. 17 


Bannister 


Bonner 


Jerimiah 14 


Wilfred 


Velverton 24 


Nancy 42 


Louis H. 35 


Poultney 17 


Barker 


Borum 


Polly 28 


William 10 


Ann 44 


Richard B. 28 


Thomas F. 35 


Adkison 


Howell 44 


Boush 


Buford 


James 28 


John 44 


Elizabeth 20 


Charles 


Alldin 


Larry H. 44 


Samuel 19, 20 


Walthall 17 


Mary 42 


Letitia 44 


Brame 


Helen Briggs 


Allen 


Barksdale 


John 44 


17 


David 41 


Daniel 26 


Brandon 


Helen Rebecca 


Drury 45 


Dudlely 26 


Robert 28 


17 


Frances L. 45 


Robert 24 


Brasie 


Louise 


Joanna 


Barlow 


Randall 11 


Walthall 17 


(Coleman) 


William 14 


Randle 11 


Bull 


45 


Barrett 


Braswell 


Thomas 11 


Maxine C. 42, 


Thomas 42 


Jane 45 


Buntin 


45 


Barron 


Robert 45 


IrbyG. 42 


W. 24 


James 29 


Brewer 


Nancy C. 


Anderson 


Batte 


George 10 


(Dewberry) 
42 


Jane 28 


Henry 31 


William 11, 14 


John 28 


Baugh 


Briggs 


Perlina Harriet 


Sarah 28 


E. D. 41, 45 


Alice 18 


42 


Andrews 


Beckley 


Marion P. 18 


Burnett 


Jane 42 


John 27 


Marion Prince 


Joseph 15 


Arlington 


Bell 


18 


Richd. 15 


William 


Jno. M. 25 


Robt. 15 


Burrow 


Anderson 42 


Pleasant N. 33 


Sarah Prince 


John 15 


Atkinson 


Bennitt 


17 


William 15 


Absolem 16 


James 15 


V. L. 18 


Burt 


Austin 


Betty 


Virginia 1 7 


Modell S. 45 


Thomas 16 


John 12 


Virginia 
Nathaniel 


Burton 


Avant 


William 12 


Abraham 11 


Thomas 16 


Binns 


Land 18 


Burwell 


Averice 


Charles D. 44 


Virginia P. 18 


Blair 24 


William 12 


Birch 


W. H. 18 


Busby 


Averie 


John 12 


William H. 18 


Grace 44 


John 11 


Richard 12 


William Henry 


Butler 


Avery 


Bishop 


18 


Allen 43 


John 11 


Mason 1 1 


Brooks 


Electa 43 


Bailey 


William 13 


Thomas 12 


Nancy 43 


Henry 12 


Blagrove 43 




Butts 


John 26 






John 14 






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Cabanis 

Charles 26 

Elizabeth 26 

John 26 

Judith 26 

William M. 26 
Cabell 

James L. 24 
Caboness 

Matthew 26 
Cain 

Geo. 12 
Calloway 

Tom 40 
Camp 

Sally 44 

Sarah 44 

Thomas 44 
Campbell 

John 45 

Walter 16 
Carlton 

Edward 27, 28 

Thomas W. 28 
Carr 

B. 25 

C. C. 25 
Carrel 

Daniel 15 
Carril 

Daniel 15 

John 16 

Thomas 14 
Carter 

John 4 

Joseph 10 
Cato 

Daniel 13 

John 16 
Caudle 

Sampson 12 

Stephen 11 
Cental 

Samuel 16 
Chaney 

Harriet 42 
Chappell 

Ann 28, 29 

John 26, 28, 
29 
Chiarito 

Marion 
Dodson 7 



Childs 
Marleta 8 

Christy 
Robert 11 

Clack 
James 15 
Sterling 9, 10, 
16 

Clanton 
Thomas 14 

Clark 
Daniel 42 
George 14 
Jesse 35 
Jincy 42 
John 42 
Joshua 10 
Mary V. 42 
May Jane 35 
Nathaniel 1 1 
Peter 42 
Rowland 42 
Samuel 16 
Sterling 42 
Thomas 42 

Clayton 
Geo. 13 

Clements 
Isham 26 

Clough 
Elinor 27 
Michael 27 

Cock 
Thomas 16 

Cocke 
John H. 24 
Lamuel 13 

Cocker 
John 12 

Cole 
Jane 44, 45 

Coleman 
Daniel 26 
Joanna 45 

Collier 
Charles 15 
Isaac 16 
John 16 
Thomas 13 
William 13 

Conway 
Jas. H. 24 



Cook 
Benjamin 29 
Richard 29 
Stephen 29 

Cooke 
Henry 11 
James 13 
John 19,20 
Robert 19, 20 
Thomas 16 

Cooker 
John 12 

Cooper 
Edmund 43 
Elizabeth 44 
George 44 
James 43 
John 44 
Thomas 43 
William 44 

Cornelius 
Nancy 43 

Cotton 
Grace 44 

Crafts 
Samuel 12 

Crain 
Elinor 27 
Lewis F. 27 
Samuel 27 
William 27 

Crane 
Aaron 43 
Susan 43 

Culpeper 
Thomas 6 

Cunnell 
Robt 11 

Curie 
G. G. 35 
George G. 35 
Lelia M. 35 
S. L. 35 
Sue 35 

Dake 
Benjamin F. 
44 

Dandridge 
Sarah 34 

Daniel 
Hugh 14 
John 16 
Lucy 42 



Davenport 

Ann 26 

Charles S. 26 
Davis 

Baxter 15 

Edward 15 

John 15 

Matthias 13 

William 10 
Dean 

Thomas 13 
Deardan 

George 1 1 
Deardin 

George 1 1 
Deloach 

Francis 10 
Denman 

James 10 
Denton 

Edward 14 

Thomas 13 
des Cognets 

Louis 7 
Deshazor 43 
Dillard 

Carlton M. 42 

Edward 43 

George 42, 43 

James 28 

John 43 

Lewis 42 

Nicholas 42 

Olin 43 

Thomas 42, 43 

William 43 
Dobson 

David 4 
Dodd 

Virginia 
Anderton 5 
Donahoe 

Thomas 29 
Donald 

Andrew 39, 40 

Robert 40 
Donaldson 

Benja. 
Chapman 16 
Donohoe 

Thomas 29 



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Doss 


Edmonds 


Martin 26 


J. P. 25 


James Andrew 


Nicholas 10 


Ferris 


John 44 


45 


Edmunds 


Elizabeth 39 


Rebecca 44 


Douglas 


Lucy 43 


ffaril 


Sarah 44 


James 1 1 


Nicholas 9, 10, 


Hubbard 16 


William 


John 15 


12 


ffennel 


Johnston 28 


Douville 


Sarah Green 


John 14 


Gerard 


Harriet 43 


43 


ffox 


Thomas 4 


Drew 


Sterling H. 43 


William 16 


Gilliam 43 


Jane 41 


Edwards 


Finney 


James S. 23 


Job 41 


John 15 


John 24 


Goodrich 


Nehemiah 41 


Nathaniel 9, 


Fisher 


E. 31 


Duffel 


10 


Doug P. 43 


Edward 16 


James 34 


Nicholas M. 


Fitzgerald 


Goulster 


R. 34 


28 


Cinthia 33 


Charles 13 


Rebecca 34 


William 15 


William 27 


Gower 


Sarah 


Eley 


Floy'd 


William 12 


Dandridge 


Robert 45 


Josias 12 


Grant 


34 


Embry 


Fore 


Barbara Steven 


Duggar 
William 15 


Henry 10 


Mary Jordan 


34 


English 


44 


Duncan 34 


Duglas 


Ann 35 


Fothergill 


Gray 


John 15 


Eppes 


Augusta B. 5 


Gertrude E. 6 


Duke 


Peter 25 


Fox 


Green 


John 13 


Esender 


William 16 


Berryman 26 


Dunkley 


Mary 41 


Friend 


William 11 


Robt. 11 


Evans 


R.N. 25 


Greer 


Dunn 44 


Barnett Tucker 


Wm. G. 25 


George Cabell 


John 11 


44 


Garlick 


6 


Dupree 


Dinah 44 


Braxton 25 


Hagood 


James 16 


James 44 


Jas. 25 


Francis 12 


John 16 


John 14 


Garner 


Geo. 12 


Lewis 16 


John William 


Grady L. 44 


John 15 


Dupuy 


44 


Samuel 44 


Richard 11 


Jos. 25 


June B. 8 


Thomas 44 


Halter 38 


W. P. 25 


Nannie 44 


William 44 


Ham 


Durrel 


Overton 44 


Garratt 


Anthony 28 


James 34 


Sarah 44 


Elizabeth 44 


Eliza 28 


Eanes 


Ezell 


George 44 


Henry 28 


Mary Ann 44 


John 14 


Mary Ann 44 


Obadiah 28 


Early 


William 10 


Nicholas Potter 


Polly 28 


John 34 


Farguson 


44 


Hamlet 


Sarah 34 


John 28 


Simeon 44 


Addie 44 


Easely 


Sarah 28 


Gavin 


Arabella 44 


Isaac 29 


Farril 


James 35 


Arthur 44 


Easley 


Hubbard 16 


Gee 


Barbara 44 


Daniel 29 


Fawdon 


Robert 12 


Edna 44 


Isaac 29 


Hester 44 


George 


Edwin Jennings 


John S. 29 


Fennal 


A. S. 25 


44 


Phebe 29 


John 14 


Ann 44 


Jennie 44 


William A. 29 


Ferrell 


Barbara M. 41 


Mary Lucinda 


Eaton 


Burgess M. 26 


Hezekiah 28 


44 


William 15 


Hubbard 26 


Isaac 44 


Nettie 44 



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Hardaway 


Robert 13 


Huff 


L. O. 39 


J. S. 25 


Hide 


William 13,31 


Nancy 43 


Harden 


Richard 12 


Hughes 


Nanny 36 


Jean 43 


Hightower 


Mary 43 


Richard 36 


Hardeway 


Augustine 11 


Humphris 


William 12 


Thomas 15 


Hinton 


Griffin 14 


Jones 


Hardie 


Marie 


Hunt 


B. M. 24 


Richard T. 45 


Arlington 42 


John 16 


Henry 13 


Harper 


Hobson 


Hurt 


Hix 11 


George 13 


Thomas 28 


William 


John 16 


Harris 37, 38 


Hockett 


Walker 32 


Judith S. 29 


Elizabeth 37, 


Jack 43 


Hyde 
John 19 


Lewelling 11 


38 


Holbrook 


Lucy 43 


Nathan 10 


Josiah 32 


Ingram 
John 14 


Nathaniel 29 


William 37 


Holcombe 


Sallie Cargill 


Harrison 


Jas. P. 24 


Irby 


44 


Gessner 24 


Holt 


John 12 


Sally 44 


Gray 43 


Elizabeth 


Iremonger 


Samuel P. 29 


Nathl. 13 


Hansford 8 


Elizabeth 41 


T. M. 25 


R. G. 43 


Randall 8 


Ivey 


Thomas 14, 16 


William H. 23, 


Hooper 


Benjamin 14 


William 11,32 


24 


Christopher M. 


Jackson 


Jordan 


Harriss 38 


2, 19, 21, 30, 


Aaron 43 


James 12 


Harrup 37 


37 


Henry 15 


William 10 


Elizabeth 37, 


Kathryn 


James 43 


Judkins 


38 


Sawyer 23, 
32,39 


John 12, 15, 


James 10 


William 37,38 


16 


Kelley 


Harvie 


W. D. 39 


Thomas 15, 16 


Giles 11 


C. J. 25 


Horton 


Jacobs 


Kelly 


J. B. 24 


Amos 13 


Thomas 11 


Giles 11 


Jno. B. 25 


Hoskins 


Jefferis 


Kelso 


L. E. 24, 25 


Catherine 42 


John 14 


Robt. N. 39 


Harwel 


House 


Thomas 11 


Keppel 


Samuel 12 


Isaac 13 


Jeffres 


William 45 


Harwell 


Lawrence 13 


John 14 


Kerman 


John 13 


William 12, 14 


Jeffris 


Myer 45 


Samuel 12, 16 


Howard 


Thomas 11 


Key 


Hatfield 


Elizabeth 43 


Jeter 


Francis Scott 3 


Sarah 37 


Hannah 43 


L. A. 25 


Killicke 


William 37 


Martha 43 


W. M. 25 


Jane 42 


Hathcock 


Tabitha 43 


Jobe 


King 


Joseph 12 


William 43 


Bill 45 


Charles 13 


Hendrick 


Howerton 


John 


John E. 27 


David 25 


Philip 26 


Watkins 20 


Kirby 


M. S. 25 


Hubbard 


Johns 


Moses F. 28 


Hendricks 


Fountain Joel 


Thomas 16 


Kirkland 


Herbert D. 41, 


29 


Johnson 


Martha 43 


45 


Joel 29 


Charles Wyatt 


Kolbe 


Hicks 


Hudgins 


36 


J. C. 26 


Elizabeth 41 


Dennis 9 


George 43 




James 10, 15 


Hueland 


James 14 




John 13 


Howard 14 


John 11, 14, 




Nathaniel 15 




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Labby 


Everett 42 


Elizabeth R. 


Herbert 42 


35 


Jessie 42 


John Gideon 


Lucy 42 


35 


Rial C 42 


Pleasant 35 


Leigh 


Lambert 


J. L. 25 


John 12 


Junius P. 25 


Joseph B. 42 


Macon 25 


Land 


Leonard 


Helen 18 


John 34 


Lellie 18 


Lett 


Maria Roche 


Francis 11 


18 


Lewis 


Maria 


Morgan 44 


Woodlief 18 


Thomas 44 


Mattie Jones 


Lindsay 


18 


Thomas 33 


Nathaniel 18 


Lindsey 


Nathaniel John 


William 11 


18 


Lipscomb 


Robert Clayton 


John 27 


18 


Thomas 27 


Roche Swift 


William 27 


18 


Livingston 


W. R. 18 


John 20 


William 


Lloy'd 


Edward 18 


Thomas 14 


William Ruffin 


Doyd 


18 


Thomas 11 


Lanier 


Loch 


Benjamin 13 


Amanda M. 


Catherine 41 


32 


James 11, 13 


George 32 


Lamuel 13 


Love 


Nicholas 10, 


James 15 


15, 16 


Lovsey 


Richard 16 


William 12 


Sampson 14 


Loy'd 


Shepd. 12 


Thomas 11 


Thomas 41 


Lucas 


Lanoir 


Charles 16 


Thomas 1 1 


David 11 


Lawrence 


Samuel 11 


Thomas 14 


Ludlow 


Lawrens 


Sarah 4 


W. R. 25 


Lunday 


Ledbetter 


Robert 15 


Henry 11 


Lyndsey 


Richd 10, 14 


William 11 


William 13 


Mabry 


Lee 


Hinchy 13, 16 


Amey 42 


Jo. 14 



MacDaniel 

James 15 
Maclin 

John 13, 14 

William 11 
Macon 

W. 24 
Madison 

Dolly 3 
Major 

Francis 41 

George 41 

Iremonger 41 

Jane 41 

John 41 

Josiah 41 

Richard 41 

Samuel 41 
Malone 

Drury 12 
Manann 

Louis H. 22, 
29, 31, 36, 40 
Manning 

Elizabeth 37 

Samuel 37 

Sarah 37 
Mansell 

Jane Elizabeth 
42 

Philip 42 
Manson 

Martha 44 
Marshall 

Ann 44 

George 44 

John 13 
Martin 

Sarah Green 
42 

Zachariah 42 
Massie 

Hezekiah 11, 
12 

John 11 

Joseph 10 
Matheny 

Emma R. 5 
Mathias 

Bridget 21 
Matthias 

Bridget 21 

Hillary 21,22 



Rebecca 21 

Sally 21 
Matthis 

Charles 15 

Isaac 14 
Mattox 

Valentine 41 
Maupin 

S. 24 
Maybe rry 

Hinchy 1 6 
McCarthy 

Lois 43 
McDaniel 

James 15 
McGowan 

Patrick 34 
McHaney 

Catherine 45 
McKinlay 

Barbara Doss 
45 
McKinney 

Samuel 29 

William 11 
McKnight 

William 12 
Mensch 

S. Elizabeth 
Adams 17 
Micon 

Jas. Roy 25 
Miller 

Isaac 19 
Minor 

Jno. B. 24 
Mishaux 

John 13 
Misheaux 

John 13 
Mitchel 

Nathaniel 15 

Ninian 10 
Moody 

David 4 
Moore 

John 13 
Moorton 

John 14 
Moreton 

John 14 
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Albon 


Nicholas 


Isaac 27 


Philips 


McDaniel 35 


Nathaniel 21, 


John 15 


Sarah 26 


C. F. R. 35 


22 


Mary Ann 27 


Phillips 


J. W. 35 


Niedling 


Parks 


Benjamin A. 


John 12 


Hope 


Aaron 14 


33 


Minnie Lee 44 


Hotchkiss 45 


Joseph 15 


Mary 43 


William 


Niemeyer 


Parrish 


Mary S. 33 


Hudnall 35 


Lellie Land 18 


James 14 


Phipp 


Morris 


Sam W. 18 


Parson 


John 20 


A. 25 


Norment 


Thomas 16 


Pointer 


Henry 16 


Mary 44 


Parsons 


Samuel 29 


Thomas 15 


William 44 


Hillary 21, 22 


Portlock 


W. L. 25 


Nuckols 


Pass 


Paul 20 


William 16 


Giles Y. 27 


Nathaniel 28 


Poston 


Morrison 


John 27 


Pate 


Sarah E. 43 


Carol M. 44 


Ogburn 
John 10 


Drusilla 28 


Powell 


Morrissey 


Matthew 28 


Catherine 36 


Richard 45 


Ogilvie 


Samuel 28 


George 36 


Moseley 


Amanda E. 36 


Patterson 


Thomas 10 


E. H. 22 


James W. 36 


William B. 34 


William 13 


George 14 


Joseph 36 


Peace 45 


Prentiss 


James 16 


Mary J. 36 


Frances 45 


R. R. 24 


Thomas 14 


Old 


Peebles 


Prince 


William 12 


William 24 


Jehue 16 


Thankful 


Mosely 


Osborne 


John 10 


Delano 41 


George 14 


Sarah 26 


Peniston 


Procter 


Hardaway 43 


Thomas 26 


Justice 


Thomas 12 


Thomas 14 


Owens 


Anthony 


Proctor 


William 12 


Ernest L. 42 


Collins 44 


Nicholas 12 


Moss 


Henry Mathew 


Sarah 44 


Thomas 12 


Moses 27 


42 


Pennington 


Provine 


Moutrey 


Millie 42 


John Geo. 14 


Dorothy S. 3 


John 10 


Padgett 


Thomas 44 


Quarles 


Moutry 


Catherine 36 


William 16 


Hubard 11 


John 10 


E. E. 36 


Pepper 


Hubbard 11 


Mulling 


Eliza Waller 


Richard 13 


Randle 


Esther Barnes 


36 


Perry 


John 13 


43 


Ellen E. 36 


Mary 27 


William 13 


Murphy 


L. B. 36 


Nathaniel 14 


Randolph 


Archy 28 


William R. 36 


Posey 27 


Edmund 24 


Murrell 


William R. 


Sarah 27 


Ransom 


Mary 36 


Shelton 36 


William 27 


Richard 16 


Nance 


Pairo 


Person 


Ray 


William 14 


Edwin 25 


Thomas 16 


John 13 


Negro 


H. T. 25 


Peterson 


Read 


Bess 19 


Pardoe 


Batt 16 


William 13 


Braxton 28 


Philip 44 


Pettaway 


Redgway 


Joe 28 


Parham 


John 14 


James 26 


Nelson 28 


James 15 


William 12 


John 26 


Whitehaven 


Lewis 16 


Petty 


Reece 


20 


Parker 


William 13 


Roger 1 1 




Daniel E. 26, 


Phenix 






27 


Abraham 15 





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Russell 


Short 


Stanfiel 


Saloma Jane 


Richard 14 


William 15 


William 28 


44 


Samuel 14 


Shotwell 


Starke 


Reese 


Rynolds 
Robt. 15 


Ann 26 


George Gary 


Roger 11 


William 26, 27 


18 


Reeves 


Sadler 


Shrewsbury 


Miles 18 


George 1 2 


Thomas 16 


Nathaniel 41 


Steed 


Thomas 14 


Sally 


Polly 41 


John 13 


Ren 


Nathaniel 27 


Shrewsbury 41 


Steger 


William 13 


Samuel 27 


Simmons 


Jno. O. 24 


Renn 


Sarah 27 


Elizabeth 44 


Steven 


William 13 


Samford 


Henry 15 


Barbara 34 


Reynolds 


William 16 


Mary 44 


Stith 


Elizabeth 41 


Sanders 


Peter 13 


Drury 9, 10, 


John 41 


Hugh 42 


William 44 


16 


Joseph 41 


Sanford 


Simms 


Stokes 


Larkin 41 


Elizabeth 45 


Adam 14 


Robert 45 


Obadiah 41 


Sasser 


George 15 


Stolts 


Sophia 41 


Ray 17 


Simons 


Elizabeth Ann 


Susan 41 


Sawney 


T. Grange 25 


44 


Thomas 41 


Uncle 36 


Sims 


Storm 


William 41 


Scates 


Adam 14 


Andrea K. 8 


Rice 


Fountain 29 


George 15 


Strange 


John W. 26 


Scizom 


Sinclar 


Owen 12 


Rigbie 


Stephen 13 


David 13 


Stroud 


James 12 


Scizon 


Sitwell 


William 12 


Rives 


Stephen 13 


George 39 


Stuart 


ffoster 11 


Thomas 12 


Sir 40 


Charles 10 


Foster 11 


Scoggin 


Slatten 


Sulivant 


George 12 


William 11, 15 


Richard 3 


John 12 


Thomas 14 


Scogging 


Smith 


Summers 


Timothy 10, 


Geo. 15 


Curthbert 12 


Lewis Preston 


13 


Richard 14 


Eades 12 


8 


Roane 


William 11 


Francis 43 


Sutliff 


Spencer 27 


Scott 


John 14 


Henry 44 


Roberts 


Isaac 39 


Nimrod 45 


Swanson 


John 45 


Selden 


William 11-15 


Richard 14 


Thomas 45 


Jno. A. 24 


William Wyatt 


Swyms 


Robinson 


Sewel 


45 


Jeremiah 34 


Athanatious 


Benjamin 14 


Wyatt 45 


Talley 


13 


Sewell 


Sparks 


Howard 27 


Drury 14 


Benjamin 14 


Jane 34 


Sarah 27 


Edward 15 


Sexton 


Spears 


Tapley 


John 15, 16 


James 12 


J. W. 25 


James 15 


William 15 


Lizwell 10 


John 25 


Taply 


Rose 


Shearley 


Speed 


James 15 


John 15 


Thomas 27 


James 11 


Tatum 


Royally 
William 35 


Sheppard 
Walter Lee 4 


Stainback 
Francis 12 


Chris. 15 
Jesse 14 


Ruffin 


Shepperson 


George 15 


Peter 14 


Edmund 24, 


J. A 25 


Stamps 


Thomas 13 


25 


Shipp 


Ann 43 




G. C. 25 


Simon 21 


John 43 





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Taylor 
C. H. 25 
Daniel 14 
Edmund 45 
George 43 
James 43, 45 
John 43 
Martha 43 
Richard 45 
Robert 43 
Samuel 45 
William 43 

Templeton 
Betty 45 

Thomas 
C. Dickinson 

42 
Cindy 41 
Even 45 
Madlin 45 
Pearlene 42 
William AP 42 

Thornton 20 
John 15 

Thurman 
Edward S. 33, 

34 
Elizabeth Ann 

33 
John 33, 34 
John R. 33 
John W. 33 
M. E. 33 
Mary A. 33, 

34 
MaryE. 33 

Tilman 
Geo. 11, 12 
William 14 

Tod 
Adam 28 

Tomerlin 
Thomas 11 

Tomlinson 
Thomas 11 

Tooke 
John 11 

Tucker 
J. W. 20 
John 19, 20 
Robert 19, 20 
William C. 27 



Tune 

Frances 45 

Travis 45 
Twitty 

Thomas 12 
Upchurch 

James 11 
Vincient 

John 11 

Moses 10 

Thomas 12 
Vinson 

John 11 
Wade 

Richard 29 
Waldrop 

Hannah 43 

Howard H. 43 

John 43 

William 43 
Walker 

David 16 

Jacob 19, 20 

Thomas 20 
Wall 

John 9, 10, 15, 
16 

Michael 9 

Michaell 16 

Willaim 10 
Wallton 

George 10, 12 
Walton 

George 12 

John 14 
Ward 

John 13 
Washington 

George 3 
Watkins 

John 19 

William 28 
Watson 

S. R. 39 
Wawmock 

William 12 
Webb 

Jos. P. 25 

R. H. 25 
Weis 

Frederick 
Lewis 4 



West 
Anna 45 
Elizabeth 45 
George 45 
John 45 
Joseph 45 
Thomas 45 
William 45 

Westbrook 
Elisabeth 30 
Francis 30 
James 30, 31 
Margarit 30 
Thomas 30 

Westbrooke 
Elisabeth 31 
James 30, 31 
John 30 
Samuel 30 
William 30 

White 
Burrell 27 
Valintine 13 
William 12 

Whitehead 44 

Whitehurst 
H. S. 33 
Jane C. 33 

Whittington 
William 16 

Wilburn 43 

Wilet 
Jno. F. 24 

Williams 
Charles 13 
Hugh 12 
LilisWinn 42 
Robert S. 27 
Thomas 15 
William 15 

Williamson 
John 21, 22 

Willis 
John 9, 10, 16 

Wilson 
George 13 
John 20 

Winfree 
John W. 25 
Wilson 25 

Winn 
Francis P. 42 
Lewellen 42 



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Lewellin F. 42 

Orsamus 42 

Warren 
Fletcher 42 
Wise 

Thomas 13 

William 10 
Woodson 

B. B. 25 

W. T. 25 
Wooldridge 

W. B. 24 
Wooten 

Sarah 45 

William J. 36 
Word 

E. M. 34 

Sarah 34 
Wormeley 

Carter W. 
Worrell 

Anne Lowry 6 
Wray 

William 13 
Wright 

Joseph 10 

Sally 21 
Wyatt 

Lettice Nicoll 
45 

Milly 27 

Polly 27 

Silas 27 
Wyche 

George 10, 13 

Peter 13 

William 12 
Yancey 

Philip 27 
Yarburough 

John 16 

Richard 15 
Yates 

Helen K. 5 
Young 

Michael 14 
Zaruba 

Vivian W. 37 



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April — June 1993 



The Southside Virginian 

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THE SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIAN 

A JOURNAL OF GENEALOGY AND HISTORY 

P. O. Box 3684, Richmond, VA 23235 
ISSN 0736-5683 

CONTENTS Vol. XI No. 2 • April - June 1993 



Editorial 54 

Book Reviews and Announcements 55 

1768 - 1769 Freeholders [Brunswick County] 59 

Dennis Hudgins 

Wills of Thomas Wail - 1777 and Thomas Nelson - 1779 68 

[Isle of Wight County] 

Christopher M. Hooper 

Will of Robert Blight [Prince George County] 70 

Christopher hi. Hooper 

Selections from Halifax County Deed Books 37 - 42 (1829 - 1836) 72 

/. C Kolbe 

Methodist or City Cemetery, Lynchburg, Virginia [Campbell County] 78 

Kathryn Sawyer Hooper 

Will of Abigail Murray — 1799 [Princess Anne County] 83 

Christopher M. Hooper 

Pioneers of Franklin County 85 

Kathryn Sawyer Hooper 

Additional Selections from Charlotte County Deed Books 21 - 23 

(1834 - 1841) 88 

/. C Kolbe 

Queries 92 

Index 95 



copyright ©1993 - The Southside Virginian 



EDITORIAL 

Query — to ask questions about, especially in order to resolve a doubt. That is the 
definition in Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary. What an apt word to 
describe the tool that we use to seek missing information in our genealogical 
endeavors. We use endeavor to describe our research because genealogy is more 
than just a hobby. Once the bug has bitten, it becomes an all-consuming part of our 
lives. The researcher strives to get every last shred of information out of each record 
that is discovered. We believe that this same concept applies when queries are 
written for publication. There are so many unanswered questions that it is felt that 
as much as possible must be crammed into each query. This is where the cause is 
often hurt rather than aided. 

The Southside Virginian has, in the past, tried to limit the length of queries which we 
publish. There have been many reasons for this. Providing access to as many 
subscribers as possible, is not the least of these. But, an underlying reason is that 
shorter queries are easier to read and often receive more attention. A concise, well 
written query will provide the essential known information about one or two 
individuals, and then just as concisely, state what is being searched for. 

Queries which ramble on and contain every date and relationship for all known 
members of a family become confusing and disjointed. An example follows: 

Seek information on John Smith, b 1782, m Sally Jones 1802 dau of James 
Jones of ABC Co b 1770 & Sarah (?) d 1835 in XYZ Co, TN. Brothers 
Frank b 1779 a blacksmith, Geo. b 1781 m Mary Lewis dau of Judge T. J. 
Lewis of HJK Co, Tom b 1785 d 1786, & Henry b 1786. 

Who was born in 1770 — Sally Jones or her father James? Who died in 1835 — John 
Smith, Sally Jones, or Sarah (?)? [This type of mistake is very common in queries 
we receive.] Whose brothers are listed [we assume John Smith's, but], and if John's, 
what does it matter when they were born since his birth date is given? What does 
it matter that Frank was a blacksmith, or that Geo's wife Sally's father was a judge? 
This type of information is certainly important [and will be shared with any succesful 
respondent], but has dubious, if any, value to the person reading it and trying to 
determine if their ancestors match the ones the query is really about. 

Print or type your queries carefully, so that we can read and understand what is 
intended. Read over them before dropping them in the mail. Check your spelling. 
You are very familiar with the lines being traced, other people are not. When you 
write a query, think of what you would need to know if you were reading it. 

We attempt to clarify queries when problems are noticed but, if we can't figure them 
out (and we have looked at thousands), we must print them as they are submitted. 
The query above could have been much more effective had it been written as follows: 

Seek p of John Smith, b 1782, d 1835 in XYZ Co, TN, m 1802 Sally Jones, 
dau James Jones & Sarah (?). John's brothers: Frank, Geo., Tom & Henry. 

Please continue to submit your queries, as The Southside Virginian is the ideal forum. 
A targeted audience of hundreds of subscribers, with a vast knowledge of the history 
and genealogy of Southside Virginia, will read them. The above are suggested in an 
effort to assist you in receiving the most benefit from all of your efforts. 

Chris Hooper, Publications Manager 



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BOOK REVIEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 



Wynette Parks Haun, Pasquotank County, North Carolina County Court Minutes 
1745 thru 1753 Book II, 141 pp; paper (8^2 x 11); index; $17.50 (postpaid) 
(NC tax 5%). (1990). This compilation of county court minutes is Mrs. Haun's 
interpretation of these records in order to make them more understandable 
to the researcher. It is the second of three volumes being prepared, which, 
when complete, will cover the Pasquotank County, Minutes of County Court 
Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Vol: C.R.75.006, Years: 1737-1755. Her Preface 
lists the many difficulties confronting the reader of the original records, and 
indicates the lengths to which she has gone to verify and confirm partial or 
faded entries. The entries are listed by page number assigned to the original 
document, and these are the numbers utilized in the everyname index to easily 
locate each individual. The efforts Mrs. Haun takes to make this compilation 
complete and easy to use make this volume, like all of her work, a tremendous 
value to anyone researching ancestors in this area of North Carolina. Order 
from the compiler, 243 Argonne Dr., Durham, NC 27704. 

Wynette Parks Haun, North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts Secretary of 
State Treasurer's & Comptroller's Papers, Vol I, Vol II, Part II, 117 pp, xxi; 
paper (8K2 x 11); index; $20.00 (postpaid) (NC tax 5%). (1990). This book is 
a listing of the North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts for the years 
1 776-1 792. Volume I includes an account of the specie certificates which were 
issued and paid into the Comptrollers Office up until 1784. As stated in an 
introduction to the original documents by the North Carolina Archives and 
reproduced in this volume, "Specie certificates were issued to persons having 
claims against the state... [and] ... were issued for both military service and 
supplies furnished. The State redeemed these certificates by several methods, 
one of which was the opening for entry of the western lands (now 
Tennessee)." This listing includes the grantor(s) and grantee of the certificate 
along with the dates, sums and interest involved. 

Volume II is a journal of the proceedings of the commission held to liquidate 
the accounts of the Continental Army officers and soldiers of North Carolina. 
This encompasses the period 1783 through 1792. The entries include the 
name of the claimant, the basis of the claim, the period for which the claim 
was allowed, and the amount allowed. Reproduced, is the original index to 
Vol. II Book 2 (ZZ). As with all of Mrs. Haun's works, an everyname index 
is included, and the Introduction details points which assist the researcher in 
understanding what is presented. This compilation is another of her fine 
publications is should be consulted by anyone researching this North Carolina 
ancestry during this period. Order from the compiler, 243 Argonne Dr., 
Durham, NC 27704. 

Paul Heinegg, Free African Americans of North Carolina and Virginia, 462 pp; paper 
(5 x 8); index; $35.50 (postpaid). (1993). This publication won the North 
Carolina Genealogical Society's 1992 "Award for Excellence in Publication," 
which exhibits its achievement in the difficult area of black genealogy. This 
work is essential for anyone researching black ancestry as it identifies the 
ancestors or probable ancestors of 8,000 free African Americans residing in 
Virginia and North Carolina at the end of the 18* century. Generous 



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documentation is presented as is an extensive bibliography. Mr. Heinegg 
provides an essay on the growth of the free black population in his Prologue. 

The majority of this work is taken up with detailed genealogies of some 225 
free black families, with supporting information thoroughly documented. A 
full-name index is provided to assist the researcher in locating any of the 8,000 
individuals included. Anyone who has attempted the almost impossible task 
of early black research will appreciate the work done by Mr. Heinegg. We 
wish that the book format had been larger so that a larger type size could 
have been utilized to provide for easier reading. This slight short-coming 
should not prevent anyone from acquiring this book, as its content overcomes 
any superficial flaw. Order from Clearfield Company, 200 E. Eager St, 
Baltimore, MD 21202. (410) 625-9004. 

Carol McGinnis, Virginia Genealogy, Sources and Resources, 505 pp; index; maps; 
charts; cloth (6 x 9); $35.00 + $3.00 shipping (MD tax 5%, MI tax 4%). 
(1993). Author of previous similar works on Michigan and West Virginia, Ms. 
McGinnis has now turned her pen to the genealogical records of Virginia. 
Included in this volume are sources and alternative sources for; vital records, 
census records and their substitutes, land and court records, counties and their 
records, cities and their records, collections, historical and genealogical 
societies. A comprehensive bibliography is also included. The introduction 
gives a very complete look at how the material was gathered. Much was done 
through personal research, but the chapters on counties, cities, collections and 
societies were completed through the use of surveys mailed to the appropriate 
entities. Ms. McGinnis' response rate from these surveys was extremely good, 
and the resulting data yields a very thorough listing of the available 
information. These surveys were mailed to 95 counties, 41 independent cities, 
231 libraries, and 157 genealogical or historical societies. The Bibliography 
runs to 125 pages and contains references to 1421 books and articles. Brief 
historical essays are included on the state and counties as well as other 
entities. This work organizes the available resources for Virginia research into 
one volume and should grace the shelf of any serious researcher. Order from 
Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1001 N. Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202- 
3897. (800) 296 6687. 

John Vogt & T. William Kethley, Jr., Virginia Historic Marriage Register, various 
volumes sizes and prices as listed below; paper (6 x 9), map. Brunswick 
County Marriages, 1750-1853, 296 pp; $15.00, (1988); Lunenburg County 
Marriage, 1750-1853, 174 pp, $12.00, (1988); Mecklenburg County Marriages, 
1765-1853, 303 pp, $15.00, (1989); Powhatan County Marriages, 1777-1850, 
143 pp, $11.00, (1985). Shipping is based on total order cost: $0 to $10 - 
$1.50, $10 to $25 - $2.50, $25 to $50 - $3.50, $50 plus - $4.50. These volumes 
containing early marriages of four Southside counties are part of the complete 
series by Messrs Vogt and Kethley of all Virginia counties. Each contains a 
brief history of the subject county, a surname frequency list, a list of marriages 
arranged alphabetically by groom, and a list arranged by bride. No complete 
index including names of person performing marriage or person giving consent 
or surety is provided. These books represent the most complete listing of 
marriages in these counties for the early years and a debt of gratitude is owed 
to the compilers for their continuing work in making these records available 
to the researcher. Order from Iberian Publishing Co., 548 Cedar Creek Dr., 
Athens, GA 30605-3408. (404) 546-6740. 



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REPRINTS 

William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume VI: 
Virginia, 1049 pp; paper (8K2X 11); surname index; $75.00 + $3.00 shipping 
(MD tax 5%, MI tax 4%). (1950, Rprt. 1993). Anyone having dealt with 
Quaker records knows of the precision with which they undertook this task. 
This book details the actions and notices of the Virginia Yearly Meetings 
(1672-1843) and the Monthly Meetings of Chuckatuck, Pagan Creek, Western 
Branch, Black Water, Upper, Henrico, Cedar Creek, Camp Creek, South 
River, Goose Creek (Bedford Co.), Hopewell, Fairfax, Crooked Run, Goose 
Creek (Loudon Co.), and Alexandria. The births, marriages, deaths and other 
entries are arranged by meeting and then alphabetically by name. Some of 
the Southside counties represented by these meetings are Nansemond, Isle of 
Wight, Norfolk, Southampton, Surry, Princess Anne, Prince George, Sussex, 
Dinwiddie, Amelia, Mecklenburg, Chesterfield, Brunswick, Bedford, Campbell, 
Pittsylvania, and Henry. Also included are the early marriage bonds of 
Bedford and Campbell counties. This is a most valuable volume whether you 
have established a Quaker ancestry or not, in that it provides some of the 
earliest available documentation in some of the areas covered. Order from 
Genealogical Publishing Co^ Inc. 1001 N. Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202- 
3897. (800) 296 6687. 

Sargent B. Child & Dorothy P. Holmes, Check List of Historical Records Survey 
Publications, 110 pp; cloth (6 x 9); $12.95 + $3.00 shipping (MD tax 5%, MI 
tax 4%). (1943, Rprt. 1989). This work covers all of the Historical Records 
Survey programs of the Works Projects Administration (WPA) and other 
related federal programs. These were primarily issued between 1936 and 
1943. Detailed references are included for the WPA inventories of various 
archives and microfilmed records. Listings for Virginia include; Inventories of 
County Archives, Vital Statistics, Church Archives Publications, and 
Depositories of Unpublished Materials. The Virginia State Library and 
Archives is the repository of many if not all of the documents pertaining to the 
Virginia surveys. Order from Clearfield Company, 200 E. Eager St., 
Baltimore, MD 21202. (410) 625-9004. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

The Genealogical Society of Iredell County wishes to announce the 
publication of The Granville District by W. N. Watt. From the 1740s to the 1760s, 
Lord Granville, the English aristocrat, controlled landownership of the northern 
portion of the colony of North Carolina. Many family historians do not understand 
the transfer of land from him to the pioneers in this state. W. N. Watt has given a 
detailed account of how this land was granted, clearing up some of the 
misconceptions held by these researchers. Hardbound with dust jacket, 154 pp, full 
index, maps and other illustrations. Price: $20.00 plus $3.00 for postage. NC 
residents add 6% sales tax. Make checks payable to Genealogical Society of Iredell 
County, P O Box 946, Statesville, NC 28687. 

A new quarterly periodical on the Southern Bailey's will be published by 
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elsewhere. At least 30 pages per issue. Price: $15.00/year. Order from Donna 
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Between the States 1861-1865. Lists names of local military units in the Confederate 
Army. Describes the battle of Appomattox RR Station on April 8, 1865. Tells of 
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research on Germanic ancestors who settled in the Mid-Atlantic region in the 18th 
and 19th centuries. Their interest cross state boundaries in the Mid-Atlantic area and 
thus are regional rather than state -oriented. Membership is open to any interested 
person. Dues are $7.50 for single membership and $10.00 for family membership. 
A new-member packet, mailed on receipt of the first year's dues, includes instructions 
for using their services. Make check to The Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society, and mail 
to: Paul E. Fogle, 12 Locust Blvd., Middletown, MD 21769. 

The 4 th SAWYER Family Reunion will be held June 19, 1993, in Bastrop, 
Louisiana. All descendants of Henry Issac Sawyer and Mary Elizabeth (Rushing} 
Sawyer are invited. For more information please contact Verdelle Williamson, (318) 
281-1449, or Mack Sawyer (318) 281-6795. 

The Genealogical Society of Iredell County wishes to announce the 
publication of Time Is, Time Was by Pat Crooks and Mildred J. Miller, CG. This 
book is for everyone. Whether your interest is art, burial customs, local history, 
church history, preservation or genealogy. Includes 150 photographs of gravestones 
taken all over the county. Art carved on the stones has been identified, as well as 
many of the stonecarvers. There are also chapters on local church history, epitaphs, 
gravestone rubbings, preservation and laws passed by the NC General Assembly to 
protect both church and family graveyards. Although the book is primarily about 
Iredell County, the authors have included related material from surrounding areas 
and the New England states. Hardbound with attractive dust jacket, printed on pH 
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We have checked with the Postmaster as to what may be happening. It appears that 
the Postal Service may not hold or forward anything but First Class mail unless 
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of these items are apparently being thrown out, or returned to us by the Postal 
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(Brimsutid^ County 
Court Records 



1768 - 1769 Freeholders 

Submitted by Dennis Hudgins 

A list of polls/voters of the Brunswick County Freeholders, for the House of 
Burgesses was returned to Nathaniel Edwards, Jr. on 10 January 1769, taken 
from a poll dated 2 December 1768. The list of voters is contained in 
Brunswick County Deed Book 9 pages 279-290. Each person was allowed 
two votes and these were listed according to their choices of the four 
candidates, as was done in 1748 [See The Southside Virginian Vol XI No. 1]. 
The following list is in apparent voter order, followed by the sequence 
number they appear in, within each candidates list 







Nathaniel 


Frederick 


Thomas 


William 






Edwards 


Maclin 


Stith 


Thornton 






(Junior) 








1. 


Francis Young 


1 








2. 


Robert Rivers 


- 


1 


- 


1 


3. 


Jehue Peebles 


2 


2 


- 


- 


4. 


George Bailey 


- 


- 


1 


2 


5. 


Henry Jones 


- 


- 


2 


3 


6. 


Sloman Wynne 


3 


- 


3 




7. 


Charles Golston/Golstone 


4 


- 


4 


• 


8. 


Thomas Smith 


5 


- 


5 


. 


9. 


John Loyd Junior 


6 


- 


6 


- 


10. 


John Ingram 


7 


- 


7 


- 


11. 


John Morris 


8 


3 


. 


- 


12. 


Richard Morris 


9 


. 


8 


. 


13. 


William Rainey 


- 


- 


9 


4 


14. 


Lewis Tyus 


10 


4 


- 


- 


15. 


John Abernathy 


- 


5 


10 


- 


16. 


Drury Stith Junior 


11 


- 


11 


- 


17. 


Wm. Randle 


12 


6 


. 


. 


18. 


John Parham 


13 


. 


12 


- 


19. 


William Stith 


. 


- 


13 


. 


20. 


John Randle 


14 


7 


. 


. 


21. 


William Read 


15 


. 


14 


. 


22. 


Robert Hicks 


. 


8 


. 


5 


23. 


Thos. Collier 


. 


9 


15 


. 


24. 


Thomas Bilberry 


16 


10 


- 


- 


25. 


Zebulon Lewis 


- 


11 


16 


- 



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26. 


William Atkins/Atkinson 


- 


12 


- 


6 


27. 


William Walker 


- 


- 


17 


- 


28. 


Mark Jackson 


17 


13 


- 


- 


29. 


Boiling Stark 


18 


- 


- 


7 


30. 


John Coleman 


10 


- 


18 


- 


31. 


John Short 


- 


- 


19 


8 


32. 


Henry Simmons 


20 


- 


20 


- 


33. 


William Rainey 


21 


- 


21 


- 


34. 


Buckner Stith 


22 


- 


23 


- 


35. 


Charles Edwards 


23 


- 


22 


- 


36. 


Nathan Harris 


24 


- 


24 


- 


37. 


Shephard Lanier Jun. 


- 


14 


25 


- 


38. 


Drury Lanier 


- 


15 


26 


- 


39. 


William Edwards 


25 


- 


27 


- 


40. 


Benjamin Whealer 


26 


- 


- 


9 


41. 


Henry Monger 


27 


- 


28 


- 


42. 


Samuel Seaward 


28 


16 


- 


- 


43. 


Ephraim Lucas 


29 


17 


- 


- 


44. 


William Abernathy 


- 


18 


29 


- 


45. 


Baker Ray 


30 


- 


- 


10 


46. 


John Loftin 


- 


19 


- 


11 


47. 


William Gwaltney 


31 


- 


30 


- 


48. 


Isaac Milton 


• 


20 


- 


12 


49. 


Thomas Blick 


32 


21 


• 


- 


50. 


Lewis Lanier 


- 


22 


31 


- 


51. 


John Fennell Junr 


33 


- 


32 


- 


52. 


William Barrow 


34 


23 


- 


- 


53. 


David Smith 


- 


24 


- 


13 


54. 


George Berry 


35 


- 


33 


- 


55. 


Joseph Bennett 


36 


- 


34 


- 


56. 


John Carlos/Carloss 


37 


25 


- 


- 


57. 


Daniel Collier 


- 


26 


- 


14 


58. 


Benjamin Blick 


- 


- 


35 


15 


59. 


Thomas Burnett/Burnitt 


38 


27 


- 


- 


60. 


James Wall Senr 


39 


28 


- 


- 


61. 


Peter Randle 


40 


29 


- 


- 


62. 


John Pearon Bounshear 


- 


30 


- 


16 


63. 


Richard Burch Junior 


41 


- 


36 


- 


64. 


John Powell 


42 


• 


37 


- 


65. 


Michael Cadet Young 


43 


- 


38 


- 


66. 


John Gordon 


- 


- 


39 


17 


67. 


John Swanson 


44 


31 


- 


- 


68. 


Charles Avery 


- 


32 


- 


18 


69. 


Nicholas Lanier 


- 


33 


40 


- 


70. 


Joel Smith 


45 


34 


- 


- 


71. 


Thomas Thomas 


- 


35 


41 


- 


72. 


Lewis Brown 


46 


- 


42 


- 


73. 


Frizzell McTier 


47 


- 


- 


19 



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74. Isaac Jones 


- 


- 


43 


20 


75. Nathl. Tatum 


- 


36 


- 


21 


76. John Rosser 


48 


- 


44 


- 


77. Wm. Snipes 


- 


37 


- 


22 


78. John Pritchard/Pritchett 


49 


- 


45 


- 


79. George Williams 


- 


38 


- 


23 


80. George Wyche 


50 


- 


46 


- 


81. Caleb Vaughan 


- 


39 


- 


24 


82. Evans Mabry 


51 


40 


- 


- 


83. Richd. Ramsay 


- 


- 


47 


25 


84. Henry Briggs 


52 


41 


- 


- 


85. John McKendree 


53 


42 


- 


- 


86. Peter Clark 


54 


43 


- 


- 


87. Joshua Clark Junr 


55 


- 


- 


26 


88. Benjamin Williams 


56 


44 


- 


- 


89. Nathan Pepper 


- 


45 


- 


27 


90. Isaac Row Wallton 


57 


46 


- 


- 


91. Peter Ware 


58 


47 


- 


- 


92. James Allen 


59 


48 


- 


- 


93. John Vick 


60 


- 


48 


- 


94. Henry Cook 


61 


- 


49 


- 


95. John Moore 


62 


49 


- 


- 


96. Robert Lucy 


- 


50 


50 


- 


97. John Ogletree 


63 


- 


- 


28 


98. Edward Smith 


64 


51 


- 


- 


99. Absolom Bennett 


65 


- 


51 


- 


100. Benjamin Bennitt 


- 


- 


52 


29 


101. Wm. Carpenter 


66 


52 


- 


- 


102. Joshua Clark 


67 


- 


- 


30 


103. Haley Dupree 


68 


- 


- 


31 


104. Nathaniel Raines 


69 


53 


- 


- 


105. John Robinson 


70 


54 


- 


- 


106. John Phillips 


71 


55 


- 


- 


107. Thomas Jackson 


72 


56 


- 


- 


108. John Lofsey 


73 


- 


53 


- 


109. John Peterson Junr 


74 


57 


- 


- 


110. Urvin/Irvin Brown 


75 


58 


- 


- 


111. Francis Mitchell 


76 


59 


- 


• 


112. Robert Smith 


77 


60 


- 


- 


113. Isham Mitchell 


78 


61 


- 


- 


114. John Hamilton 


79 


62 


- 


- 


115. John Mitchell 


. 


63 


- 


32 


116. Jessee Potts 


80 


- 


54 


- 


117. Thos. Stone 


. 


- 


55 


33 


118. Henry Brewer 


81 


64 


- 


- 


119. Mordicai Hagood 


- 


- 


56 


34 


120. Bartlet Simms 


82 


65 


- 


- 


121. Grissom/Gresham Hagood 


- 


- 


57 


35 



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122. Daniel Fowler 


83 


- 


58 


- 


123. Reubin Bennitt/Bennett 


84 


- 


59 


- 


124. Cuthbert Smith 


- 


- 


60 


36 


125. Buckner Lanier 


85 


66 


- 


. 


126. Benjamin Rieves/Reives 


86 


67 


- 


- 


127. William Dewberry/Duberrey 


- 


68 


- 


37 


128. James Hobbs 


87 


- 


- 


38 


129. Charles Barlow 


88 


69 


- 


- 


130. Henry Forde/Forge 


89 


- 


61 


- 


131. Thomas Proctor 


90 


- 


62 


- 


132. John Troublefield 


- 


70 


63 


. 


133. Adam Simms Junr. 


91 


71 


- 


- 


134. Thos Yarbrough 


92 


- 


64 


- 


135. George Anderson 


93 


72 


- 


- 


136. JohnWallton 


94 


73 


. 


. 


137. Thomas Denton 


95 


74 


- 


- 


138. Wm. Parker 


96 


75 


- 


- 


139. Samuel Lucas 


97 


76 


- 


- 


140. Thomas Wallton 


98 


77 


- 


• 


141. Thomas Burnitt/Burnett 


99 


78 


- 


- 


142. John Jackson 


100 


79 


- 


- 


143. Clement Lanier 


- 


- 


- 


39 


144. Lemuel Lanier 


- 


- 


65 


- 


145. William Vaughan 


- 


80 


- 


40 


146. Richard Mason 


101 


81 


- 


- 


147. Valentine Owen 


- 


82 


- 


- 


148. Drury Ledbetter 


102 


- 


- 


41 


149. James Parham 


103 


- 


- 


42 


150. Nathaniel Mitchell 


104 


83 


- 


- 


151. William Brown 


105 


84 


- 


- 


152. David Lanier 


106 


85 


- 


- 


153. Benja. Goodrich 


107 


86 


- 


- 


154. William Smith 


108 


- 


- 


43 


155. George Steagall 


- 


- 


66 


44 


156. James Yarbrough 


109 


- 


67 


- 


157. Thomas Washington 


110 


- 


68 


- 


158. Robert Briggs 


111 


- 


87 


- 


159. Moses Collier 


112 


88 


- 


- 


160. Simon Clark 


113 


89 


- 


- 


161. Peter Mitchell 


114 


90 


- 


- 


162. John Eaves 


115 


91 


- 


- 


163. William Dunn 


116 


92 


- 


- 


164. Drury Mitchell 


117 


93 


- 


- 


165. Hensley Grubbs/Grubb 


118 


- 


69 


- 


166. John McKinney 


- 


- 


70 


45 


167. William Randle 


119 


- 


- 


46 


168. Robert Powell 


120 


94 


- 


- 


169. Lewis Malone 


121 


- 


71 


- 



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170. Burrell Grigg 


122 


95 


- 


- 


171. Benjamin Ingram 


- 


96 


72 


- 


172. John Dunkley 


123 


- 


73 


- 


173. William Brewer 


124 


97 


- 


- 


174. Joseph Long 


125 


98 


- 


- 


175. Littleberry Robertson 


126 


99 


- 


- 


176. Moses Tomlinson 


127 


100 


- 


- 


177. William Mason 


128 


101 


- 


- 


178. James Gowing 


129 


102 


- 


- 


179. John Threadgill 


130 


- 


- 


47 


180. Silvanus Stokes 


131 


- 


74 


- 


181. Nicholas Brewer 


132 


103 


- 


- 


182. Thomas Young 


133 


104 


- 


- 


183. Jeremiah Brown 


134 


- 


- 


48 


184. Wm. Johnson 


135 


105 


- 


- 


185. Frederick Tillman 


136 


- 


- 


49 


186. John Woolsey 


137 


- 


- 


50 


187. William Chapman 


138 


106 


- 


- 


188. John Cocksey 


139 


- 


- 


51 


189. Benjamin Harrison 


140 


107 


- 


- 


190. Thomas Mosely 


141 


- 


75 


- 


191. Robert Gee 


- 


- 


76 


52 


192. Isaac Lee 


142 


108 


- 


- 


193. William Bailey 


143 


109 


- 


- 


194. John Barrow 


- 


110 


77 


- 


195. Arthur Turner 


144 


111 


- 


- 


196. John Hathcock 


• 


112 


- 


53 


197. Robert Hicks 


145 


- 


78 


- 


198. Benjamin Mosely 


146 


- 


79 


- 


199. JohnWhidby 


147 


- 


80 


- 


200. Graves Eaves 


148 


- 


81 


- 


201. Joseph Tooke 


149 


113 


- 


- 


202. John Allen 


- 


114 


- 


54 


203. John Steed 


150 


- 


82 


- 


204. Drury Collier 


151 


115 


- 


- 


205. John Gibbs 


. 


. 


83 


. 


206. James Duggar 


152 


- 


85 


- 


207. Daniel Nolly 


153 


- 


84 


- 


208. Wm. Brown 


154 


. 


86 


- 


209. Frederick Harwell 


. 


116 


87 


- 


210. Wm. Brewer 


155 


. 


88 


- 


211. David Merridith 


. 


. 


89 


55 


212. William Cocksey 


156 


- 


- 


56 


213. Henry Rawlings 


- 


117 


90 


- 


214. Benjamin Harrison 


157 


- 


91 


- 


215. Daniel Nance 


. 


- 


92 


57 


216. Paul Hartwell 


158 


118 


. 


- 


217. Joseph Browder 


159 


- 


93 


- 



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218. Justian/Jestian Knott 


160 


119 


- 


- 


219. William Bettey/Beattie 


- 


120 


- 


58 


220. Chislew/Chisley Curtis 


- 


- 


94 


59 


221. Wm. Reives 


161 


- 


95 


- 


222. John Judd 


162 


- 


96 


- 


223. Jeremiah Mize 


163 


- 


- 


60 


224. Joel Morton 


164 


- 


- 


61 


225. Zacheriah Simms/Sims 


165 


- 


- 


62 


226. Robert Reives 


166 


121 


- 


- 


227. Thomas Vinson 


167 


- 


- 


63 


228. John Shearling 


168 


122 


- 


- 


229. John Whittington 


- 


123 


- 


64 


230. Pierce Vaughan 


- 


124 


- 


65 


231. George Reives 


169 


125 


- 


- 


232. Benjamin Sykes 


170 


126 


- 


- 


233. Moses Smith 


171 


127 


- 


- 


234. Bartholomew Dameron 


- 


128 


97 


- 


235. John Loyd Senr 


172 


- 


98 


- 


236. James Brewer 


- 


129 


- 


66 


237. Wm. Malone 


173 


130 


- 


- 


238. Robert Singleton 


- 


131 


- 


67 


239. John Harper 


174 


- 


99 


- 


240. Joseph Wilks 


- 


132 


100 


- 


241. Thomas Massey 


175 


133 


- 


- 


242. Drury Wyche 


176 


134 


- 


- 


243. Richd. Woodrough 


177 


- 


101 


- 


244. Colo. Nichs. Edmunds 


- 


- 


102 


68 


245. Charles Hayes 


178 


- 


103 


- 


246. Wm. Gunn 


170 


- 


- 


69 


247. Thomas Parham 


180 


- 


- 


70 


248. John Chambliss/Chambers 


181 


135 


- 


- 


249. John Lambert 


182 


- 


104 


- 


250. Robert Walker 


183 


- 


105 


- 


251. Valentine White 


184 


- 


106 


- 


252. John Tillman 


185 


- 


107 


- 


253. John Clack 


186 


- 


- 


71 


254. Daniel Coleman 


187 


136 


- 


- 


255. Charles Mason 


188 


- 


108 


- 


256. David Andrews 


- 


- 


109 


72 


257. John Andrews 


. 


- 


110 


73 


258. John Phenix 


- 


- 


111 


74 


259. Hugh Lambert 


- 


- 


112 


75 


260. William Short 


- 


137 


113 


- 


261. John Prince 


189 


138 


- 


- 


262. John Morgan 


190 


- 


114 


- 


263. Thomas Ware 


191 


- 


- 


76 


264. Wm. Clack 


192 


- 


- 


77 


265. William Peebles 


193 


139 


- 


- 



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266. 


William Brown 


194 


- 


267. 


Mason Bishop 


- 


- 


268. 


John Sisson 


- 


- 


269. 


Sterling Dupree 


195 


140 


270. 


John Russell 


- 


141 


271. 


William Hoof/Huff 


196 


- 


272. 


Thomas Craft 


197 


• 


273. 


Wm. Cooper 


198 


- 


274. 


Henry Bates 


199 


- 


275. 


Willoughby Broughton 


- 


- 


276. 


Robert Malone 


200 


142 


277. 


Harmon Reives 


201 


143 


278. 


David Cato 


202 


144 


279. 


Henry Chamblis/Chambers 


203 


145 


280. 


William Massey 


204 


146 


281. 


William Strehorn 


205 


147 


282. 


Peter Williams 


206 


- 


283. 


Jonathon Williams 


207 


- 


284. 


Penny Hurst 


208 


148 


285. 


Moses Johnson 


209 


149 


286. 


Timothy Ward 


- 


- 


287. 


Nath. Parham 


- 


150 


288. 


Jessey Christie 


- 


151 


289. 


Henry Lee 


210 


152 


290. 


Roland/Rowland Williams 


211 


- 


291. 


Peter Lee 


212 


153 


292. 


William Robertson/Robinson 213 


154 


293. 


John Nash 


214 


. 


294. 


Benjamin Harrison Junr 


- 


- 


295. 


William Renn 


215 


155 


2%. 


John Warren 


216 


156 


297. 


Wm. Fox 


217 


. 


298. 


Lizwell Sexton 


218 


157 


299. 


Joseph Carter 


219 


158 


300. 


Thomas Simmons 


220 


- 


301. 


John Stewart 


221 


159 


302. 


James Dupree 


222 


160 


303. 


Swan Pritchard 


- 


161 


304. 


Joseph Ezell 


223 


- 


305. 


Peter Vinson 


224 


162 


306. 


Wm. Vaughan, Gent. 


225 


163 


307. 


John Justice 


226 


. 


308. 


John Hobbs 


227 


164 


309. 


Edward Wisson/Wesson 


228 


- 


310. 


Jonathon Williams 


229 


. 


311. 


Henry Martin 


- 


- 


312. 


William Dailey 


- 


- 


313. 


Henry Chambless 


230 


165 



115 

116 78 

117 79 



80 

118 

81 
83 

119 84 



85 
120 



121 86 

87 
122 



123 



88 
124 89 



90 
125 

91 

126 

127 

92 

128 

129 93 

130 94 



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314. 


Lemuel/Lam. Lanier 


231 


166 


- 


- 


315. 


Wm. Doby 


232 


167 


- 


- 


316. 


Moses Vinson 


- 


168 


- 


95 


317. 


Alexr. Watson 


- 


169 


- 


96 


318. 


William Ray 


233 


170 


- 


. 


319. 


Thomas Eaves 


234 


171 


. 


- 


320. 


Nathaniel Wray/Ray 


235 


- 


- 


97 


321. 


Robert Morris 


236 


- 


- 


98 


322. 


John Johnson 


237 


172 


- 


. 


323. 


Wm. Pritchett 


238 


- 


- 


99 


324. 


Thomas Daniel 


239 


- 


131 


- 


325. 


Wm. Daniel 


240 


- 


132 


. 


326. 


Drury Robinson/Robertson 


- 


- 


133 


100 


327. 


James Kecter 


241 


173 


- 


- 


328. 


Burrell Cato 


242 


174 


. 


- 


329. 


George Marshall 


243 


- 


134 


- 


330. 


Robert Prior/Pryor 


244 


- 


- 


101 


331. 


Giles Kelley/Kelly 


245 


- 


135 


- 


332. 


George Gordon 


- 


175 


136 


- 


333. 


John Brown 


- 


- 


137 


- 


334. 


Revd. John Nevison 


246 


176 


- 


- 


335. 


Wm. Massey 


247 


- 


- 


102 


336. 


Matthew Bishop 


- 


- 


138 


103 


337. 


Charles Oldham/Odum 


- 


- 


139 


104 


338. 


Drury Moore 


248 


177 


- 


- 


339. 


Bowler Dobbins 


249 


178 


- 


- 


340. 


Benjamin Warren 


250 


179 


- 


. 


341. 


Edward Robinson/Robertson 251 


180 


- 


- 


342. 


David Tillman 


252 


181 


- 


- 


343. 


Edward Saunders 


- 


182 


- 


105 


344. 


Samuel Steagall 


253 


- 


140 


- 


345. 


Jessee Edwards 


254 


- 


141 


- 


346. 


Douglass Wilkins 


255 


183 


- 


- 


347. 


Henry Wyche 


256 


184 


- 


- 


348. 


John Ogborn/Ogborne 


- 


- 


142 


106 


349. 


China Tatum 


- 


- 


143 


107 


350. 


Daniel Hoof/Huff 


257 


- 


- 


108 


351. 


Benjamin Lanier 


258 


- 


144 


- 


352. 


John Denton 


- 


185 


- 


109 


353. 


James Wright 


259 


186 


- 


- 


354. 


John Ray/Wray Junior 


260 


187 


- 


- 


355. 


Lemuel Lanier 


- 


- 


145 


110 


356. 


David Kelley 


261 


- 


- 


111 


357. 


William Wesson/Wisson 


262 


- 


- 


112 


358. 


John Peebles Junr 


263 


• 


- 


113 


359. 


Paul Tatum 


264 


188 


- 


- 


360. 


Thomas Nance 


- 


- 


146 


114 


361. 


James Bennett/Bennitt 


265 


- 


147 


- 



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148 


115 


149 


116 


150 


- 


151 


- 


152 


. 


. 


117 


- 


118 


- 


119 


- 


120 


153 


121 



362. Edward Hughlin/Huling 

363. Thomas Preston 

364. George Crook 266 

365. John Taylor 267 

366. John Avery 268 189 

367. John Spraberry 269 

368. George Tillman 270 

369. Richard Tillman 271 

370. Garrell/Jarriott Moore 272 

371. William Johnson 273 

372. John TroublefieldAurbifield - 

373. Wm. Avent 274 190 

374. Michael Unchurch 275 191 

375. Thomas Lawrence 276 192 

376. William Maclin - 193 - 122 

377. Daniel Williams 277 194 

378. Thomas Harvey 278 - 154 

379. Joel Duke - - 155 123 

380. JohnOverby - - 156 124 

381. John Butts - 195 - 125 

382. Benjamin Hicks/Hix 279 - 157 

383. Wm. Rawlings 280 196 

384. William Robertson - 197 - 126 

385. William Hillton 281 198 

386. Henry Maclin - - 158 127 

387. Matthew Parham - 199 - 128 

388. James Crook 282 - 159 

389. James Love 283 - 160 

390. John Love 284 161 

391. Philemon Gorget/Gorgitt - - 162 129 

392. Robert Lanoir 285 - 163 

393. William Hollerway 286 - 164 

394. William Davis 287 - 165 

395. David Vaughan - - 166 130 
3%. Bartholomew Ingram - 200 167 

397. Charles Powell 288 - 168 

398. Richard Ledbetter 289 201 

399. Thomas Collier - 202 - 131 

400. Nathaniel Harrison - - 169 132 

to be continued 



The Southside Virginian, Vol XI No. 2 Page 67 



Isle of 'Wight County 
Wills 



Wills of Thomas Wail - 1777 and Thomas Nelson - 1779 

Transcribed by Christopher M. Hooper 

Editor's Note: These wills have been transcribed from the original in the 
manner in which it was originally written. 

Will of Thomas Wail 

In the Name of god Amen I Thomas Wail of the Isle of white [sic] County 
and Parrish of Newport Being sick and weke but thanks be to god of sound 
and perfect Memory I do make and Ordain this to be my Last will and 
Testament in Manner and form following 

Item I Lend to my Loving wife Mary Wail the plantation as I Now Live 
on as Long as she Lives a widow I Lend a Negro winch Dol and five 
head of Cattle and the hogs and one Yoke of Oxen one bed & 
furniture and a parcel of Chairs one Desk one Bow[?] at and 
Earthen ware 30# of pewter on pot and kittle and potrax one frying 
pan one Table 50# of Cotten in the seed and the flax one Looking 
glass and one horse & saddle During her Life and after her Dec 1 to 
come in my Estate 

Item I give and Bequeath unto my Son John Wail the Plantation as I Now 
Live on after his mother Dec 4 to him and his heirs for Ever and If 
he should die with out Lawfull heirs of his Body for the Plantation 
to Return unto my son Thomas Wail and his heirs for ever. 

Item I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter B\page torn] Parker Wail 
one Negro gal Venux to She and her heirs for Ever 

Item I give unto my son James Mecabe Wail five pound cash 

Item I Leave my Negro winch Vilet after my mother Dec'd to sold and 
the money and the Rest of my Estate after my Lawful Debts is paid 
to be Equally Divided Between my son Josiah wail & Thomas Wail 
also I Leave my Loving wife mary wail and my Brother Josiah wail 
Executors of this my Last will and Testament as witness my hand 



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and seal this Twelvth Day of may Anno Dom: one thousand, seven 
hundred and seventy seven. 

Sined sealed and Declared by the said his 

Thomas wail to be his Last will and Thomas Jf Wail {seal} 

Testament in presence of marke 

Thomas Hall 

Billingsle Jordan 

Will of Thomas Nelson 

In the Name of god Amen the 11 th day of September in the Year of our 
Lord One thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Nine, I Thomas Nelson 
of Newport Parrish and County of Isle of wight do make this my Last 
[sic] and Testament 

Viz' My will and desire is that my Sloop and as much of my moveable 
Estate shou'd be Sold as will pay all my lawfull Debts, 

Item I give and bequeath the use of all the Rest of my Estate both Real 
and Personal to my loving Wife during her widowhood and after her 
decease or Marriage my will and desire is that my land and the 
Remainder part of the Estate shou'd be Sold and Equally divided 
be=tween my Son William Nelson and Son John Nelson. 

I Also do make and Ordain my loving wife Sophira Nelson and my son 
William Nelson my whole and sole Excutrix [sic] and Executor of this my 
Last will and Testament Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and 
affixed my Seal this day and year above Written 

his 
Signed Sealed In "*) Tho*- —ffi Nelson {Seal} 

Present of J Mark 

Will m Casey 
Valentine Jenkens 

her 
Unity X Brantly 

Mark 

This will was found in the Loose Papers of the Isle of Wight Circut Court 
Unrecorded Wills, Ace. No. 32814, Archives and Records Division, Virginia State 
Library and Archives, Richmond, Virginia, and is published here with the kind 
permission of Dr. Louis H. Manarin, State Archivist. 



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Prince Qeorge County 
Wills 



Will of Robert Blight 

Transcribed by Christopher M. Hooper 

Editor's Note: This will has been transcribed from the original in the manner 
in which it was originally written. 

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, I Robert Blight ot P r George County in 
Virginia being very sick & Weak in body but in perfect Sense Understanding & 
Memory, do make This my last will & Testament revoaking & Nullyfying & 
makeing Void all former Wills by me made, first I recomend MMy soul into y 
hands of my res[?] savior hopeing that through his morri[???l I Shall receive 
redemption of my Sins, & Everlasting life after Death, & My body to be 
[properly?] buryed according to the direction of My Ex° r hereafter mentiond 



Imp. I give & bequeath to W™ Jones y* Son of Robert & Hestor Jones One 
Castor hat [ed. note: a beaver hat] 



Item I give & bequeath Unto James Jones y* Son of James Jones & rebecca 
his Wife of P r George County, One Serge coat, a Drugget Jacket [ed. 
note: wool jacket] woved w* [illegible] 



Item I give & bequeath Unto Rob 1 Jones a Druggot coat Stript w* white & 
blew Stripes 



Item I give & bequeath Unto James y Son of James Jones of P r George 
County five yards of fine [illegible] 



Item I give & bequeath Unto Rebecca y* Wife of James Jones Junior one 
[??] rem[n]ant of Double Damask flowerd w* green & yellow flowers 
& Nine Ells[?] Dowless [Doilies?] 



Item I give & bequeath Unto Phi Clased[?J Eight Yards of Dark coulerd 
Damask, One small Hankercheif & a P r of Wash' Leather Gloves 



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Item I give & bequeath Unto James Jones y Son of James Jones Sen r all y 
mony y* have in y* hands of Hugh Hall Esq r in Barbados & what mony 
I have in New England y* s d Hall being Obliged to See it forth coming 



Item I give & bequeath Unto David Jones y* Son of James Jones & Rebecca 
his Wife One [illegible] Bible 



Item I give & bequeath Unto Robert Jones Son of William Jones of Surry 
County all that remains in my Chest After y* Legacys before mentiond 
are paid 



Lastly I Nominate constitute Ordain & Appoint My trusty & well beloved 
friend James Jones Junior to be Executor of this my last Will & 
Testament to See that ever thing be exactly performed According to y 
true intent & meaning h e r e of of these Presents. In Testimony whereof 
I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal this 16 th Day January 1710/11. 

Signed Sealed & Deliverd Rob 1 Blight 

in Presence of 
Thomas Seymore 
James Seymore 

his 
John ^X_ Brewer 

mark 

Att a Court held for P r George County Tuesday y 13 th day of February 
1710/11. The Above Written Will was proved in Open Court by y* 
Oathes of all y* Witnesses thereto & a pro 1 thereof granted James Jones 
Jun r Ex 1 named therein & at his prayer the Same was Ordered to bee 
recorded & it is Accordingly truly recorded. 





Teste Rob' Boiling Clr. 

From Prince George County Deeds, Wills, Etc. 1710-1713, Book B, pp. 19-20. 

Published here with the kind permission of the Archives and Records Division, 
Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Louis H. Manarin, 
State Archivist 



The Southside Virginian, Vol. XI No. 2 Page 71 



!HaJlfa^Coimty 
Powers of Attorney 



Selections from Halifax County Deed Books 37 - 42 (1829 - 1836) 

Submitted by J. C. Kolbe 



Continued from Vol XI No. 1, pp. 26-29. 

Editor's Note: These powers of attorney recorded in the Halifax County Deed 
Books were selected and abstracted by Mr. Kolbe to identify persons who 
migrated from Halifax County; to give their place of residence and their continued 
ties with the county of Halifax. They arc presented with the deed book number 
first and then the page number in that book 

DB 37, p. 349 Philip Howerton in right of his wife Elizabeth and as guardian of 
William M. Cabanis, Wm H. Lanier in right of his wife Judith and John C. Cabanis 
and Charles H. Cabanis (the said Elizabeth, Judith, John C, Charles H., and 
William M. children of Matthew Cabanis deed, of Halifax County), Virginia, to 
William Belts of county and state aforesaid, power of attorney to receive of John 
Bailey, administrator of John Cabanis deed, late of Jones County in Georgia, all 
our interest in the estate of John Cabanis deed. 

dated: 19 October 1829 recorded: 19 October 1829 

DB 37, p. 354 Thomas Hodges and Francis his wife of Halifax County, Virginia, 
to William Miller of Maury County, Tennessee, power of attorney to receive what 
is due us in Maury County as heirs of Frederick Miller deed, of Maury County. 

dated: 22 September 1829 recorded: 26 October 1829 

DB 37, p. 365 Halifax County, Virginia, William Hodge, Polly Butler, John Butler, 
John Patterson, Hutson Sparrow, John Sparrow, Martin Butler, Jane Butler, to 
Elisha Hodge of Halifax County, Virginia, power of attorney to receive of Richard 
Murrell, administrator of the estate of Elisha Butler deed, late of Sullivan County, 
Tennessee, our interest in his estate. 

dated: 26 October 1829 recorded: 26 October 1829 

DB 37, p. 405 Where as James Lowry of Halifax County, Virginia in 1828 carried 
off a wagon, team of six horses, and a negro man named Sam 20 years old, all of 
which belonged to Thomas Torian. Having been informed that James Lowry is 
in Georgia, Thomas Torian gives to William B. Graves of Newton County, 
Georgia, power of attorney to receive his property. 

dated: 25 November 1829 recorded: 25 November 1829 

DB 37, p. 454 Joanna Clowdis of Warren County, Kentucky, to Samuel Clowdis 
of the same county and state, power of attorney to receive property and sell land 



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in Halifax County, Virginia containing 125 acres, which I wish to be sold for the 
heirs of my late husband Edmund Clowdis deed. 

dated: 9 May 1828 recorded: 28 December 1829 

DB 37, p. 456 John Clowdis, William Parker and wife Mary formerly Mary 
Clowdis of Robertson County, Tennessee, to Samuel Clowdis of Warren County, 
Kentucky, power of attorney to recover from the estate of Edmund Clowdis deed, 
of Halifax County, Virginia all legacies. 

dated: 6 March 1828 recorded: 28 December 1829 

DB 37, p. 458 Washington County, Kentucky, Peyton Hayse and Tabitha his wife, 
late Tabitha Crowders, one of the heirs of Edmund Crowders deed, of Halifax 
County, Virginia, to Samuel Crowders power of attorney to collect what is due us 
in Virginia. 

dated: 23 June 1828 recorded: 28 December 1829 

DB 37, p. 606 Madison County, Alabama, whereas Dudley Glass Sr. deed., late 
of Halifax County, Virginia, by his will did bequeath unto me Francis Irby of 
Madison County, Alabama, a legacy. To John W. Irby of Madison County, 
Alabama, power of attorney to receive from the estate of Dudley Glass deed., the 
legacy. 

dated: 13 February 1830 recorded: 30 March 1830 

DB 37, p. 655 Joseph Jones and Sally his wife of Halifax County, Virginia, to 
Thomas Easley, power of attorney to handle land in Halifax County, Virginia and 
Person County, North Carolina, and to handle lands conveyed and devised to us 
by Roger Atkinson Sen. of Chesterfield County, Virginia. 

dated: 7 Jury 1829 recorded: 28 June 1830 

DB 37, p. 683 Matthew J. Rowlett of Halifax County, Virginia, to James Petty of 
the county and state aforesaid, power of attorney to collect money due from 
Thomas Toombs of Hardiman County, Tennessee for money paid by me as the 
security for Toombs under a decree of the county court of Halifax rendered in the 
case of David Estes and Frances his wife vs. Thomas Toombs and others. 

dated: 3 July 1830 recorded: 3 Jury 1830 

DB 38, p. 203-204 Thomas Rickman of Alien County, Kentucky, to Henry 
Williams of the county and state aforesaid, power of attorney to receive from 
Thomas F. Harris administrator of the estate of John Rickman deed, all monies 
due Thomas Rickman. 

dated: 6 October 1831 recorded: 4 November 1831 

DB 38, p. 277 Robert Dillard of Trigg County, Kentucky, to my brother Beven 
Dillard of the county and state aforesaid, power of attorney to sell a negro named 
Daniel in Halifax County which I hold by a dower right of Mary Blackwell, to 
demand of Alexander Cunningham all that is due me and to demand of William 
Stanfald all my part of my father, Richard Dillard's deed, estate being that part of 
my father's estate which my mother Sarah Dillard deed, held a dower in both land 
and negroes. 

dated: 27 November 1830 recorded: 28 February 1831 



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DB 38, p. 456 John C. Cabanis, Charles H. Cabanis, William M. Cabanis, Philip 
Howerton in right of his wife Elizabeth C. formerly Elizabeth C Cabanis, and 
William H. Lanier in right of his wife Judith C. formerly Judith C. Cabanis of 
Halifax County, Virginia, heirs and legatees of Matthew Cabanis deed, who was 
brother and legal heir at law of John Cabanis deed, of Jones County, Georgia, to 
Jeremiah H. Morgan of Maury County, Tennessee, power of attorney for us (but 
for Morgan's own use and benefit) to receive monies from the administrator of the 
estate of John Cabanis deed. 

dated: recorded: 

DB 39, p. 203 Thomas Rickman of Allen County, Kentucky appoints Henry 
Williams of Allen County, Kentucky to receive from Thomas F. Harris 
administrator of the estate of John Richman, deed, what is due Thomas Rickman. 
6 Oct 1831. 

Witness T. Sutton, A Campbell. Thomas Rickman signed his mark 

Allen County, Kentucky 6 October 1831; Recorded: 4 November 1831. 

DB 39, p. 249 James P. Vass of Halifax County, Virginia appoints William M. 
Cabaness to recover from Isaac Medley, administrator of my father, Philip Vass, 
deed, all monies, land, negroes and other property. 19 November 1831. 

Witness Henry Edmunds; signed James P. Vass 

Recorded: 2 December 1831 

DB 40, p. 204 Satenus Armistead of Gadsen County, Florida Territory, to George 
W. Harrison of Petersburg, Virginia, power of attorney to affix my name as one 
of the securities to a bond given or to be given by Marcus A Armistead of 
Petersburg as administrator of the estate of John C. Armistead deed, of Halifax 
County, Virginia. 

dated: 30 July 1832 recorded: 1 September 1832 

DB 40, p. 294 Charles A Bacon of Halifax County, Virginia to John Boothe Sen. 
of Charlotte County, Virginia, power of attorney to receive part of the estate due 
him as legatee of my deed, mother, Margaret Bacon, widow of Lyddall Bacon 
deed, late of Buckingham County, Virginia, and as legatee of my grandfather, 
Langston Bacon, deed, of Charlotte County, Virginia. 

dated: 8 November 1832 recorded: 9 November 1832 

DB 40, p. 575 Samuel Easley of Halifax County, Virginia, to Richardson Carr of 
Wilson County, Tennessee, to recover a slave Judy and her increase since 28 April 
1828, which slave was conveyed to me by William Fitzgerald for the benefit of my 
daughter Polly and her son. 

dated: 4 March 1833 recorded: 4 March 1833 

DB 41, p. 147 Joseph Franklin of Halifax County, Virginia, to William Fitzgerald 
of the county and state aforesaid, power of attorney to receive from the executors 
of Mark Farmer of Chesterfield County, Virginia, that which is due me. 

dated: 26 August 1835 recorded: 26 August 1835 



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DB 41, p. 193 John W. Brandon of Trigg County, Kentucky, to my friend Thomas 
Brandon, power of attorney to recover any interest in the estate of Agnes Brandon 
now residing in Halifax County and authorized to be sold in the estate of Agnes 
Brandon as one of the legatees of or heirs of Thomas Brandon deed., said Agnes 
being the widow of Thomas, it being my interest in said dower estate. 

dated: 8 April 1833 recorded: 6 September 1833 

DB 41, p. 257 Jesse Adkinson administrator of the estate of Thomas Adkinson 
deed., to Wright Owen, power of attorney to recover of John Adkinson of 
Tennessee, a negro woman Franky taken by John Adkinson of the heirs of 
Thomas Adkinson deed. 

dated: 26 October 1833 recorded: 26 October 1833 

DB 41, p. 257 Jesse Adkinson administrator of Thomas Adkinson deed., to Wright 
Oliver, power of attorney to recover from John Adkinson of Tennessee, a negro 
woman named Franky, property of Thomas Adkinson deed. 

dated: 26 October 1833 recorded: 29 October 1833 

DB 41, p. 366 Thomas Stamp of Halifax County, Virginia, guardian of William, 
Mary, Caroline, Thomas Boyd, infant heirs of Thomas Boyd deed, late of county 
and state aforesaid, to Samuel Watkins of the town of Milton in North Carolina, 
power of attorney in the names of the wards to recover from the executor of 
James Boyd deed, and Mary Boyd deed., late of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, all 
properties due the wards which they may be due in right of their father, Thomas 
Boyd deed, from the estate of James and Mary Boyd. 

dated: 25 January 1834 recorded: 25 January 1834 

DB 41, p. 549 D. Christopher Davis of Caswell County, North Carolina who is 
indebted to William McGehee Jr., Joseph McDowell, George W. Johnson for 
Herndon and Johnson and Jesse Owen. Davis sells to the above his distributive 
share of the estate of the late Armistead Watlington deed, of Halifax County, 
Virginia, in possession of his daughter Francis Boyd of 18 negro slaves, which right 
was coming to Davis in right of his wife Elizabeth upon the death of her mother, 
Francis Boyd. Wm. McGehee given power of attorney. 

dated: 2 July 1834 recorded: 28 July 1836? 

DB 42, p. 55 George Seamore and Linia Seamore of Halifax County, Virginia 
appoints William C. Anderson and Joel Anderson to receive the settlement from 
the estate of Joseph Petty, deed, in the county of Halifax. 11 October 1826. 
Power of attorney revoked and appointed William Wauhop, 10 November 1834. 

George Seamore and Linia Seamore signed with their marks 

Recorded: 10 November 1834 

DB 42, p. 80 Christian County, Kentucky, Masun Ferrell to Braxton Wall of Trigg 
County, Kentucky, power of attorney to recover money due me from my father's 
estate and also my mother's dower in said estate. 

dated: 9 September 1834 recorded: 28 November 1834 



The Southside Virginian, Vol XI No. 2 Page 75 



DB 42, p. 122 Martin Wilson of Halifax County, Virginia appoints Jonathan Cook 
of the County of Grayson, Virginia to sell and dispose of lands in the County of 
Grayson. 3 January 1835. 

Witness: Wm Hall, John A. M. Craw, Martin Wilson signed his mark 

Recorded: 3 January 1835 

DB 42, p. 179 Isaac Medley, executor of Wm M. Craw, deed, of Halifax County, 
Virginia appoints H. W. Lucken of Chilicothe, Ohio. 28 January 1835. 

signed Isaac Medley Executor of Wm M. Craw, deed. 

Witness: James Medley, Thompson Collis (?) Recorded: 14 February 1835 

DB 42, p. 262 Thomas Neal of Pickens County, Alabama appoints Isham H. 
Britton and David Y. Neal of Halifax County, Virginia to sell interest in [?]. 19 
February 1835. 

Elizabeth T. Neal's dower signed Thomas Neal 

Recorded: 15 April 1835 

DB 42, p. 299 Jacob Faulkner and James Faulkner of Halifax County, Virginia, 
to Miller Woodson of Cumberland County, power of attorney as security to the 
Court of Cumberland for moneys they may direct to be put in the hands of Ro. 
Faulkner arising from the sale of land belonging to the heirs of Rebecca Redd 
deed, in Cumberland County. 

dated: 17 March 1835 recorded: 25 May 1835 

DB 42, p. 314 Luther Morris of Green County, Kentucky and Susannah Morris, 
formerly Susannah Jones daughter of Davis Jones and Mary Jones his wife of the 
state and county aforesaid, appoint William Jones of same county and state to sell, 
etc, all land in the state of Virginia. 4 April 1835. 

Luther Morris and Susannah Morris, signed with their marks 

Recorded: 5 June 1835 

DB 42, P. 324 Cajah Wyatt of Halifax County, Virginia, whereas my late father, 
William Wyatt, in his last will left to his widow certain land and she being desirous 
of settling the said land, appoint William N. Wyatt of the County of Prince 
William, Virginia, my power of attorney. Redmond Foster, executor of the estate 
of William Wyatt 22 June 1835. 

Signed Cajah Wyatt 

Recorded: 22 June 1835 

DB 42, p. 330 Jonathan M. Cargo of Halifax County, Virginia, appoint William 
Sydnor of the said county, power of attorney to settle interest in land belonging 
to Tho. Ragland, deed, of Alabama. 24 June 1835. 

Signed Jonathan M. Cargo 

Recorded: 24 June 1835 

DB 42, p. 386 Smith Aiken and William W. Aiken of Davidson County, 
Tennessee, to William Wilson of Halifax County, Virginia, power of attorney for 



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101 acres deeded from William Wilson to be ours at the death of our deceased 
mother, Lucy Wilson, formerly Lucy Aiken. 

dated: 11 October 1834 recorded: 30 Jury 1835 

DB 42, p. 421 Moses Estes of Smith County, Tennessee, formerly of Halifax 
County, Virginia, to Thomas J. Green power of attorney to recover the real estate 
devised to me by my father, Moses Estes, by his will admitted on 25 October 1813. 

dated: 29 August 1835 recorded: 29 August 1835 

DB 42, p. 480 George Carrington; Henry Carrington; John B. Carrington; William 
M. Carrington; Edward Carrington; Tucker Carrington; Paul O. Venable in the 
right of his wife, Emily, formerly Emily Carrington; George C. Scott; Tazewell S. 
Morton in right of his wife, Mary, formerly Mary Scott; appoint William Sydner 
lawful attorney, to wit Suit in the US Court in District of Kentucky by George 
Carrington, Henry Carrington, John B. Carrington, Tucker Carrington, William 
Carrington, Emily Carrington and Paul Carrington and Clement R Carrington 
against Samuel Boone and William and Isaac Caldwell concerning land in Barren 
County, Kentucky. Paul Carrington and Clement Carrington have since died 
intestate leaving the above named legal heirs and representatives. 26 October 
1835. 

Signed by each of the above named 

Recorded: 26 October 1835 

DB 42, p. 534 William Carr deed, of Halifax County, Virginia, by will dated 
August, 1833, bequeaths to Elizabeth Barker, wife of Dr. Barker of Pittsylvania 
County, Virginia, a negro girl Rachael. John Adkinson and John McGregor are 
executors of the will. Dr. Barker to Daniel Johns of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 
power of attorney to receive a negro girl. Elizabeth Barker is the grandchild of 
William Carr deed. 

dated: 12 November 1835 recorded: 23 November 1835 

DB 42, p. 579 Peter R Proby of Bedford County, Tennessee, appoint Henry B. 
Coffee to sell land in Halifax County, Virginia. 7 October 1835. 

Signed Peter R Proby 

Recorded: 28 December 1835 

DB 42, p. 645 William Wooden of Halifax County, Virginia, appoints Waller 
Coles, attorney to convey title to land in the Arkansas Military District granted for 
Wooden's Service in the war with Great Britian. Certificate granted W. Wooden 
on 23 December 1834. 7 February 1836. 

Witness: James Medley William Wooden, signed his mark 

Recorded: 7 February 1836 

to be continued 

Published here with the kind permission of the Archives and Records Division, 
Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Louis H. Manarin, 
State Archivist. 



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City of LyncRBurg/CampSeCC County 
Cemetery 



Methodist or City Cemetery, Lynchburg, Virginia 

Transcribed by Kathtyn Sawyer Hooper 

Continued from Vol XI, No. 1, pp. 32-36. 

Research performed by William Walker Hurt, Lynchburg, VA 1937 

Date: 1806 

Owners: Methodist Episcopal Church, City of Lynchburg, Virginia 

Location: In the city of Lynchburg, Virginia on the west side of Fourth Street 
between Monroe and Wise Streets, and extending to Garland Street on the 
north. 

Description: The City or Methodist Cemetery is a rectangular plat containing 
twenty-six acres. It is surrounded by a brick wall six feet high. Oak, locust, 
poplar and cedar trees abound and many shrubs and flowers line the drive and 
walks. The brick wall and walkways have been repaired recently, dead trees 
removed, retaining walls built; rubbish and undergrowth removed and the 
cemetery put in very good condition. 

Historical Significance: This was the first large cemetery in Lynchburg. The 
original acreage was donated by Charles Lynch, founder of the city. Many of the 
most prominent citizens of early Lynchburg are buried there. 

The following inscriptions appear on the older tombstones: 

August Hennegan May, Third son of Edmond and Marianne May, 

formerly of England, Europe, and lately of Pike Co. Pa., who died in the 21st 

year of his age after a long and suffering illness, on the 5th. July, 1856, and was 

interred here; 

Also of Matilda Susan, Sister of the above named, 

who died 15th. of Dec'r. 1851 in the 19th. year of her age of consumption after 

a painful illness of 2 years. 

To the Memory of Mrs. Martha L Lafferty, Wife of Thomas Lafferty. 
Born in Buckingham Co., Va., April 12, 1822. Departed this life Dec. 6th. 1849. 
Aged 27 years, 7 months, 26 days. 
"May her soul rest in peace." 

In Memory of Adela, Wife of William Perry. 
Died March 26, 1853 in her 29th. year. 



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Emanuel Willis 
Born August 20th. 1808 
Died May 4th. 1853 
Aged 44 years. 

To the Memory of Arthur Pride, Consort of Armistead Pride. 
Departed this life on the 6th. day of January, 1850 
in the 60th. year of her age. 

In Memory of Peter Leftwieh, son of Pleasant and Rachel Leftwich 

Born July 27th. 1841. 

Died Sept 16th. 1852. 

"Jesus can make a dying bed feel soft as downy pillows are 

While on His breast I lay my head." (Last line illegible) 

A large upright marble marker has the following inscription: 

Owen Owen moved to Lynchburg in 1792. 

Died June 3, 1819. 

Jane Hughes Owen, his wife died 1835. 

Mary Owen his daughter died 1825. 

Septimus Owen, his son, died 184_. 

Erected 1892 by Owen Owen's great grandson, Robert L. Owen. 

(Note: Robert L. Owen was for a number of years U.S. Senator from Oklahoma) 

In memory of little Edwin Lewis who died Sept 8, 1856, in the 2nd. year of his 
age. 

In Memory of Virginia Gray, Daughter of Roy and Jane Gray. 
Born Sept 30, 1826. 
Died Sept II, 1844. 

In Memory of Francis and Elinor Gray and their children, 

Albert and Lucy and Robert and Elizabeth, 

grandchildren of RobL H. & Jane T. Gray. 

(Note: This is a very old sandstone marker — probably erected prior to 1840) 

Sacred to the Memory of Fletcher McKendrie Burd, 
who departed this life on the 15th. January 1826. 

Erected to the Memory of Thomas Corrigan 

who departed this life Jury 23, 1856. Aged about 38 years. 

Erected in Memory of Edward Corrigan 

who departed this life August 22, 1855, aged about 60 years. 

Also bis wife, who departed this life July 18, 1856. 

"May they rest in peace." 



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Mary Ann, Wife of Aaron Moseley. 

Born Dec. 15, 1839. 

Died at Central Depot, Va., Jan. 7, 1838. 

In memory of Nancy Rebecca Daughter of Richard and Mary A R. Ligon, 
Born March 10, 1839. 
Died Jury 27, 1853. 

Sacred to the Memory of John William, Son of Benjamin D. and Rosa H. Ligon. 

Died Jury 8, 1833. 

Aged 9 months and 3 weeks. 

A monument erected to the memory of 50 Confederate soldiers is placed in the 
center of a square plat of ground in which these soldiers are buried. They had 
been wounded on the battlefields of Virginia, transferred to the Ladies Hospital 
in Lynchburg, and as they died their bodies were placed in the square plat of 
ground over which the monument was erected by the Daughters of the 
Confederacy. 

The monument is in the form of a square truncated pyramid and bears the 
following inscription: "Erected to the memory of the 50 Confederate soldiers 
who sleep in this plat." On the four facets of the monument are inscribed the 
following names: 

Co. Reg. State Row No. 



F. Knox 


D 


26 


Ga. 




1 


L. M. Etheridge 


I 


45 


Ga. 




2 


W. A Irwin 


G 


17 


S.C. 




3 


E. McMinn 


M 


I 


Tex. 




4 


S. B. Simpson 


E 


48 


Ala. 




5 


J. H. Smith 


B 


51 


Ga. 




6 


J. F. Shaw 


B 


13 


S.C. 




7 


M. V. Shelton 


F 


28 


Va. 




8 


M. A Dillon 


A 


2 


Fla. 




9 


E. S. Owens 


B 


26 


Ga. 




10 


J. J. Huggins 


G 


18 


N.C. 


2 


1 


J. H. Willingham 


D 


47 


Ala. 


2 


2 


G. W. Pegram 


B 


13 


N.C. 


2 


3 


J. D. Sturduvant 


F 


47 


Ala. 


3 


1 


J. J. Leatherwood 


L 


16 


N.C. 


3 


2 


J. G. Powell 


F 


50 


Ga. 


3 


3 


G. O. Finley 


D 


26 


Ga. 


3 


4 


B. F. Swinson 


E 


20 


N.C. 


3 


5 


W. Appier 


G 


27 


Va. 


3 


6 


J. C. Goode 


A 


14 


Ala. 


3 


7 


R. N. Keen 


G 


61 


Ga. 


3 


8 



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W. H. Clark 


C 


18 


N.C. 


3 


9 


J. J. Hood 


C 


23 


s.c. 


3 


10 


John Martin Muse 


- 


- 


- 


2 


4 


P. Overstreet 


- 


- 


Va. 


2 


5 


A. D. Thomerson 


G 


- 


S.C. 


4 


1 


S. A. Robins 


G 


II 


S.C. 


4 


2 


R. B. Ayres 


F 


7 


Tenn. 


4 


3 


J. Hollingsworth 


H 


50 


Ga. 


4 


4 


G. W. Brydson 


K 


I 


N.C. 


4 


5 


W. D. Alexander 


K 


7 


N.C. 


4 


6 


D. R. Williams 


H 


5 


Tex. 


4 


7 


R. Church 


K 


42 


N.C. 


4 


8 


J. Berry 


G 


8 


Fla. 


4 


9 


A P. Robertson 


A 


12 


N.C. 


4 


10 


R. A Browning 


B 


23 


S.C. 


2 


6 


D. Softly 


C 


42 


N.C. 


2 


7 


J. Teague 


K 


7 


N.C 


2 


8 


G. H. Audley 


I 


9 


La. 


5 


1 


J. T. Callahan 


I 


35 


Ga. 


5 


2 


J. J. Holly 


H 


5 


Ala. 


5 


3 


P. G. Long 


H 


37 


N.C. 


5 


4 


G. McNeil 


F 


51 


Ga. 


5 


5 


B. Harris 


C 


15 


N.C. 


5 


6 


D. O. Byne 


F.P.L. 




Ga. 


5 


7 


J. L. Martin 


K 


34 


N.C. 


5 


8 


LL B. White 


I 


60 


Va. 


5 


9 


J. Staggs 


I 


16 


N.C 


5 


10 


C. Bean 


H 


40 


Va. 


2 


9 


B. B. Bacon 


H 


61 


Ga. 


2 


10 



In the winter of 1864-65 an epidemic of small pox raged in the hospitals for 
wounded soldiers in Lynchburg. So rapid were the deaths that it was difficult to 
bury the victims. An excavation, 60 feet by 60 feet was made in the Methodist 
or City Cemetery and the bodies of 398 Confederate Soldiers were placed 
therein. A granite gateway at the entrance and a marble shaft in the center of 
the plat commemorate these dead soldiers. 

On the shaft is inscribed: 

In Memory of the Common Soldiers Who Died Of Small Pox In The 
Hospitals Of Lynchburg During The War Between The States. 

Adjoining the above mentioned plat there is a large section which was set apart 
for the burial of Confederate soldiers who died in the Hospitals in Lynchburg 
during the War Between the States or who were killed in battles fought in 
Virginia and whose bodies were brought here for interment Three thousand 
one hundred and fifty (3150) graves have markers, giving the initials of the 
deceased, his state, regiment and company. 



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In the midst of these markers there is one broken marble headstone. Pieced 
together, the inscription reads: 

N. A. Sullins, Co. H. 61st. Ala. Regt. 
Born Mar. 27, 1823, 
Died in Ladies Hospital at Lynchburg, 
April 1st, 1865. 

(In regard to this monument, Mrs. James Scott, President of the Confederate 
Memorial Association, states that her brother, while on a voyage to Montreal, 
Canada, a number of years ago, struck up a ship acquaintance with a lady from 
Alabama who, upon learning that he was from Lynchburg Va., informed him 
that she had a brother who died during the War Between the States in 
Lynchburg, but that she had never been able to secure any other information in 
regard to him. Upon his return to Lynchburg Mrs. Scott's brother requested the 
Association to sec if there was any record of Colonel Sullin's death. His grave 
was identified, and this marble monument was erected with funds furnished by 
the sister) 

concluded 

Sources of Information: 

Informant: Mrs. James A. Scott, 240 Norfolk Avenue, Lynchburg, Virginia. 
Court Records, Campbell County, Virginia. 
Tombstone Inscriptions. 
Visit by worker 

This transcription was found in the Works Progress Administration of Virginia 
Historical Inventory, Campbell County, Film 509, Reel 6, Archives and Records 
Division, Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, Virginia, and is 
published here with the kind permission of Dr. Louis H Manarin, State 
Archivist. 







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(Princess Rnm County 
Wills 



Will of Abigail Murray— 1799 

Transcribed by Christopher M. Hooper 

Editor's Note: This will has been transcribed from the original in the manner 
in which it was originally written. 

In the name of God Amen I Abigail Murray of the County of 
Princess Ann in the Commonwealth of Virginia being of 
perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last 
will and Testament in manner and form as hereafter followeth 
Vis — Impremis I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary 
Allmans the free use and enjoyment of my plantation at the 
Cross Roads in Norfolk County usually called Prickets 
containing ninety Acres more or less during her widowhood. 

Item, I give and bequeath unto my son John Murray one Bed and 
furniture, two Walnut Dining Tables to Match, One Horse 
named Duke and one Desk to him and his Heirs for Ever 

Item, I give and bequeath unto my som=n Richard Murray one 
Desk, one looking Glass, one Bed and Furniture to him and 
his Heirs for Ever — 

Item, I give and bequeath unto my Son David Scott Mur=ray my 
Plantation at the Cross Roads in Norfolk County usually 
called Prickets containing ninety Acres more or less to him my 
said Son David Scott Murray and the Heirs of his Body 
lawfully begot =ten for ever, but my said son David is not to 
inter =rupt his sister Mary Allmand in the free use and 
enjoyment of this plantation which has been already given her 
the use of during her Widowhood, I also give my said son 
David one Bed and Furniture to him and his Heirs for Ever 
— In Case of this my son David dying without Issue lawfully 
begotten of his Body it is my Will that the said Plantation 
already given him be equally divided among my surviving 
Childrens — It is my will and desire that all the remaining 
part of my estate not already given away be sold and the net 
proceeds laid out in Buil=ding Houses on the lands of my 
Sons Richard and David equally — And I do hereby nominate 



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and appoint my son John Murray Executer and my Daughter 
Mary Allmand Executrix of this my last will and Testament — 
In Witness whereof I have hereun=to set my hand and Seal 
theis twenty third day of January one thousand seven 
Hundred and ninr=ety nine — 



her 
Abigail X Murray 
mark 



Signed, Sealed & Acknowledged 
as the Last will of the Testator in 

presence of us 

Isaac Murray 

his 
Nath. X Peea 

mark 
And* Kidd 
At a Court Held for Princess Anne County the 1 st day of July 1799 — 

This last Will and Testament of Abigail Murray dec'd was proved 
according to Law by the Oath of Isaac Murray and Andrew Kidd two 
of the Witnesses to the same and Ordered to be Recorded, and on 
the Motion of John Murray the Executor therein named who made 
Oath and gave Bond with Security according to Law. Certificate is 
granted him for Obtaining Probate thereof in due form- 




P. H. Moseley, Cltr 



Transcribed from a photocopy of the original in the Princess Anne 
County Court Records (Virginia Beach) Wills - beginning 1799 - 
(original). 




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franffen Coimty 
Written History 



Pioneers of Franklin County 

Transcribed by Kathryn Sawyer Hooper 

Research performed by Ann B. Joplin, Rocky Mount, Virginia, 1937 

Historical Significance: 

The names of the following families appear in the earliest writings of 
Franklin County, Virginia. 



Bernard 

Boone 

Boothe 


Early 

Fishbum 

Greer 


Ramsey 

Reynolds 

Saunders 


Brown 


Hancock 


Simmons 


Burwell 


Hale 


Talliferro 


Calloway 

Carper 

Divers 


Hill 

Helms 

Patterson 


Turnbull 

Wade 

Woods 


Dudley 
Duncan 


Price 
Prillman 





The earliest records show that the Calloways built the first iron furnace 
which was operated in this county, they having moved in from Bedford 
County, Virginia. 

In 1767, one Peter Saunders from Cumberland County, Virginia, eloped to 
what is now Franklin County. His wife was Mary Sparrell, adopted daughter 
and niece of Governor Giles of Virginia. Tradition says the families of Mary 
and Peter Saunders were so disgusted with them for leaving the culture and 
comforts of Eastern Virginia, that John Hyde Saunders, father of Peter, 
threatened to cut his son out of his inheritance, however, in his will probated 
in Cumberland County dated March 29, 1768, Will Book 1, page 340, he 
gave to his son Peter, 1950 acres in Pittsylvania County, a negro named 
Humphery, one feather bed and furniture, one pair of hand millstones, two 
iron pots, and one frying pan is lent to him during his life and to the heirs 
of his body forever. 

Peter, had a King's grant of land and a considerable acreage was bought 
from the Calloways in 1767, just a year before he inherited the 1950 acres 
from his father, all of which made him one of the largest land owners in this 
part of the State. It is recorded in the family papers that his first home was 
a cabin, and when he took his slaves to work at clearing the land, he had to 



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lock his wife and her maid in the cabin to keep the wolves from devouring 
them. This story is authentic, as Mr. John B. Saunders and Miss Anne E. 
Saunders, the great-grand children of Peter Saunders, remember hearing this 
from two of the slaves which he owned. 

The first Saunders home was built six miles west of Ferrum, Virginia, on the 
north side of Route #40. Peter Saunders was one of the first Justices of the 
first court held in Henry County, Virginia, April 20, 1778, he also served in 
the Virginia Legislature in 1781, with Patrick Henry, who was also a 
Representative from Henry County. When Franklin County was formed out 
of Bedford and Henry counties in 1784, he was one of the first Justices of 
the court in Franklin County, he was Lieutenant Colonel of Henry County 
Militia in 1782. 

The Saunders, Calloway, Hale, and Early families intermarried and built 
homes in different parts of the county. Of Peter Saunders children, one 
daughter Dorcia, married John Hale, and built a home on Gillis Creek, exact 
location unknown. Elisabeth married Samuel Hairston, and she was the 
grand-mother of General Jubal A. Early. Fleming married Alice Watts and 
built a home at "Bleak Hill" on what is now Route #120, five miles west of 
Ferrum, but this home was burned in 1825, and the present home "Bleak 
Hill" was rebuilt by his son Peter, in 1856. 

Fleming was educated at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and married in May 
1814 to Alice Watts, daughter of William Watts of Campbell County, 
Virginia. He was appointed Judge of the Tenth Circuit of the Fifth District, 
April 20, 1831. He received this appointment as a complete surprise. The 
first he knew of it, was when addressed by a neighbor as Judge. None of his 
decisions were ever reversed by the Supreme Court. He resigned in full 
possession of his mental faculties, and on being reproached for this action, 
said he wanted to resign while he had sense enough to do so. 

Polly married Wyley Woods, and built a home two hundred yards west of 
Route #220, 10 miles south of Rocky Mount, Virginia. His sons, Peter and 
Samuel (Saunders), operated the iron furnace located one half mile south of 
Rocky Mount, three hundred yards west of Route #220. This furnace may 
be seen from the highway. There was a forge located about a mile lower 
down on Pigg River. The pig iron was molded into various articles, plows, 
stoves, nails and pots which were shipped by mule teams through the 
Carolinas, and lumber brought back on the return trips to build Peter and 
Samuel Saunders' homes. This iron forge has been completely destroyed. 

Samuel married Mary Ingles, grand -daughter of the famous Mary Ingles who 
was stolen by the Indians in 1755, they were the parents of thirteen children, 
among whom were Mary, who was married to James Calloway, of Calloway, 
Virginia, in 1855. Margaret married John Stafford Hale, Rocky Mount, 
Virginia in 1850. Sallie Ann married Peter Guerrant in 1863. John Ingles 
married Ann Booth in 1850, and Crockett married Docia Calloway in 1864- 



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When a boy, Samuel had an injury to his ankle and had to have his foot 
amputated, and when he was eighteen he had to have his leg amputated 
higher up, then the second year after he was married, he had to have it 
amputated above the knee. He drove from his home eighteen miles to 
Rocky Mount, on his own land, and called on his friend, Dr. Will Hopkins, 
a practicing physician at Rocky Mount Dr. Hopkins told him it would take 
four hours to chisel through the bone, and as anesthetics were unknown at 
that time, he had the injured member removed and lived a number of years 
afterward. 

The Calloways had large farming interests, which were carried on by a 
number of slaves. 

J. S. Hale operated what was at that time a large tobacco factory, and 
employed one hundred and fifty slaves. This factory was located where the 
present Hotel Rocky Mount now stands, and was built on land which was 
inherited by his wife from her father, Samuel Saunders. 

Samuel and Peter Saunders worked about two hundred slaves at the furnace 
and forge. The slaves lived in cabins located on a hill above the furnace. 
This hill is almost perpendicular on the north side, which was the side 
nearest the furnace, and the slaves nicknamed it "Skuffing Hill," which name 
it still bears. 

The social life was confined to trips; very occasionally to Lynchburg and 
Richmond, Virginia, and other cities of the east, such as Baltimore and New 
York, but mostly in visiting each other. The descendants of these families 
recall the stories told them of whole families visiting each other, taking 
maids, nurses and men servants; and as the men were great fox hunters, 
whole packs of dogs. 

Even in shopping their tastes were so similar that they bought furniture and 
house furnishings exactly alike. In one instance three identical suits of 
furniture were bought in the Carper, Hale and Saunders families. This was 
solid mahogany bedroom furniture with large tester beds, marble topped 
bureaus and wash stands. They also imported mahogany lumber and had an 
expert cabinet maker from Lynchburg come and direct the slaves in making 
furniture for their various homes. Native woods such as Cherry and Walnut 
were used also. 

This transcription was found in the Works Progress Administration of 
Virginia Historical Inventory, Franklin County, 1937, Film 509, Reel lX 
Archives and Records Division, Virginia State Library and Archives, 
Richmond, Virginia, and is published here with the kind permission of Dr. 
Louis H. Manarin, State Archivist 



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Chartotte County 
Powers of Attorney 

Additional Selections from Charlotte County Deed Books 21-23 
(1834 - 1841) 

Submitted by J. C. Kolbe 

Continued from Vol IX, No. 4, pp. 179-181. 

Editor's Note: These Deeds were selected by Mr. Kolbe to show the 
migration patterns of Charlotte County residents. 

Deed Book 21, 1834 - 1836 {continued) 

p. 15 Lucy Fore of the city and county of Baltimore, state of Maryland, a 
single woman and daughter of John Fore late of Charlotte County, Virginia, 
who died intestate, to Benjamin Marshall Esq. of Charlotte County, power 
of attorney to sell land from her father's estate. 

dated: 28 June 1832 recorded: 7 April 1834 

p. 31 John Duffield and Amanda A. Duffield his wife of Cumberland 
County, Virginia, to Frederick A. Ross of Hawkins County, Tennessee, power 
of attorney to settle the affairs of our deceased father, David Ross. 

dated: 1 July 1834 recorded: 5 July 1834 

p. 31 Jacob Meyers and Eliza F. Meyers his wife of Sullivan County, 
Tennessee, to Frederick A. Ross of Hawkins County, Tennessee, power of 
attorney to handle business of our deceased father, David Ross of Virginia. 

dated: 29 April 1834 recorded: 5 Jury 1834 

p. 33 Eliza Spencer and Sion S. Read (in right of his wife Hardinia, formerly 
Hardinia Spencer) of Rutherford County, Tennessee, to Thomas C. Spencer 
of Charlotte County, Virginia, power of attorney to receive from William B. 
Watkins executor of Thomas H. Spencer deed, or legal representatives of 
Mildred Northe, all things due us. 

dated: 25 October 1833 recorded: 7 July 1834 

p. 40 George J. Jordan of Lauderdale County, Alabama, being now in 
Charlotte County, Virginia, to Douglass Hancock of Campbell County, power 
of attorney to receive of Robert Morton executor of Dickison Jennings deed. 

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which may be due me as husband of Susan Stern, grand daughter of 
Dickerson Jennings and to apply to Robert Morton, acting as commissioner 
under a decree of Charlotte County Court in a suit in the name of Anderson 
& others vs. Stern & others, and to receive my portion in the estate of 
Elizabeth Stern deed., mother of Susan Stern. 

dated: 5 August 1834 recorded: 5 August 1834 

p. 41 Herbert Perkinson of Charlotte County about to remove from the 
state of Virginia, to Col. James P. Marshall of Charlotte County, power of 
attorney to sell two tracts of land in said county. 

dated: 28 October 1831 recorded: 16 August 1834 

p. 62 George Williamson, Miles McCorkle, William Williamson executor of 
Wood Jones deed, and Martha Jones widow of said Jones deed., the estate 
pending in Wilson County, Tennessee. In regard to Virginia lands, appoint 
William B. Jones Sen. of Wood Jones deed, and Winslow Robertson of 
Charlotte County, power of attorney to sell land in Charlotte County. 

dated: 24 September 1834 recorded: 6 November 1834 

p. 78 Robert T. Woods and Ann Eliza his wife of Franklin County, to Caleb 
Tate of same county, power of attorney to receive any interest in real estate 
of John Timberlake deed, formerly of Charlotte County, Virginia, in right of 
Ann Eliza and by a deed executed by her grandfather to Francis Scott and 
S. B. Morton. 

dated: 24 October 1832 recorded: 2 February 1835 

Deed Book 22, 1836 - 1838 

p. 6 Mary Almond widow of Edward Almond deed, late of Charlotte 
County, Virginia, now of Barren County, Kentucky, having received from my 
late husband a life estate in a tract of land in Charlotte County, give to 
Edward O'Kelly Almond, executor of Edward Almond deed., power of 
attorney to sell said land. 

dated: 31 May 1836 recorded: 5 December 1836 

p. 152 John Roach of Green County, Kentucky, to Richard W. Gaines, 
power of attorney to receive from the estate of my grand father John Roach 
deed, and the estate of my father Elisha Roach deed, of Charlotte County 
that which is due me. 

dated: 7 November 1837 recorded: 12 March 1838 



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p. 161 Dooly County, Georgia, David Scarborough administrator of the 
estate of Blasingame Paulette, late of said county, to Caleb W. Harvey of 
Dooly County, power of attorney to receive of Harvey Paulette of Charlotte 
County, Virginia, administrator of the estate of Elizabeth Paulette formerly 
of the said county and state, what is due me as administrator of Blasingame 
Paulette, one of the heirs of Elizabeth Paulette. 

dated: 4 April 1838 recorded: 7 May 1838 

p. 168 Henry Brown of Franklin County, Missouri, to Washington M. Pettas 
of Mecklenburg County, power of attorney to handle affairs with George 
Roberts administrator of James Adams Jr. who died in Charlotte County, 
Virginia, and to receive what is due me as representative of John Adams, 
Joseph Adams, Polly Brown, Patsy Twitty, Peggy Adams or Edy or as 
administrator of David Adams deed, of Franklin County, Missouri. 

dated: 3 February 1838 recorded: 5 June 1838 

Deed Book 23, 1839 - 1841 

p. 48 Elizabeth Julia Silleman of White County, Illinois, to Nathan G. 
McGehee of Prince Edward County, power of attorney to receive from John 
D. Richardson executor of the estate of Samuel F. Spencer deed, late of 
Charlotte County the legacy due me. 

dated: 1 July 1839 recorded: 5 July 1839 

P. 75 William H. Lock and Melissa T. Lock of Lincoln County, Tennessee, 
to George D. Lock of same county and state, power of attorney to sell 300 
acres in Charlotte County which descended to us as heirs of George T. Lock 
deed, being the same which George T. Lock resided on at the time of his 
death. 

dated: 21 September 1835 recorded: 7 October 1839 

p. 85 Edward Fowler of Marion County, Missouri, to Robert F. Fowler, 
power of attorney to receive any debts due me in Mecklenburg and 
Charlotte counties. 

dated: none recorded: 5 November 1839 

p. 92 Lucinda R. Weatherford of Bedford County, Tennessee, to William 
Weatherford, power of attorney to sell land in Charlotte County which was 
willed by my grandfather Stephen Fuqua to my mother and her heirs. 

dated: 2 September 1839 recorded: 2 December 1839 



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p. 103 Nancy G. Kerr and Martha D. Kerr of Gallia County, Ohio, to 
Edward D. Kerr of said county, power of attorney to receive all debts that 
may come due us from James Marshall of Charlotte County. 

dated: 13 November 1839 recorded: 15 January 1840 

p. 130 Elizabeth Cassell of Bradley County, Tennessee, to George W. 
Cassell, power of attorney to receive from Archibald Moon a legacy 
descended to me from Samuel Davis deed, of Charlotte County. 

dated: 30 October 1839 recorded: 6 April 1840 

p. 154 Claybourn S. Meadows of Henry County, Kentucky, to my father 
William Meadows of the county and state aforesaid, power of attorney to 
receive what is due me from the estate of my grandfather Abel Blankenship 
of Virginia. 

dated: 14 September 1839 recorded: 3 August 1840 

p. 156 David Blankenship, John Blankenship of Wilson County, Tennessee, 
to Robert Blankenship of Sumner County, Tennessee, power of attorney to 
receive from Thomas C. Spencer Jr., the legacy bequeathed to us by our 
father Abel Blankenship late of Charlotte County. 

dated: 5 September 1838 recorded: 3 August 1840 

p. 184 Copiah County, Mississippi, Edmund King and Nancy H. King to 
Thomas B. F. King, power of attorney to receive a negro girl Emiline now 
in the possession of A. A. Legrand and is a portion of the estate coming 
from the estate of her father to Nancy H. King now a resident in Mississippi 
and to collect monies from Thomas G. Legrand arising from the estate of the 
father of Nancy H. King to handle the suits arising from a supposed illegal 
will of Josiah Legrand deed, of Charlotte County, Virginia. 

dated: 25 September 1840 recorded: 4 January 1841 



Published here with the kind permission of the Archives and Records 
Division, Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Louis 
H. Manarin, State Archivist 



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cl709, d 1777. Bernard's ch: Bernard Jr; Mary, Joice; Samuel; Martha; John b 
cl750. Who did this John Major marry? Who were his children? Herbert D. 
Hendricks, 7 W. River Rd., Poquoson, VA 23662. 

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Her son Benjamin Sneed/Snead m 1790 Halifax Co to Felitia Oliver, dau of 
Nickerson Oliver and Elizabeth Durett. Some sibs of Benjamin, Henley and 
Micajah m across line in NC. Benj & Felicia migrated to Russell Co. Jack 
Hockett, 270 Iven Ave., 2-C, St David's, PA 19087. 

MOORING, BISHOP, RICKS: Christopher Mooring m Mary Simmons. His 
parents? Will mentions land in England. James Bishop (Jr) m Mary Ricks, dau 
of Benjamin and Elizabeth. Seek parents of both. Benjamin's will 1753 
mentions land in Lunenburg Co. He d Surry Co, home of Amey Blanks. Will 
exchange. Minnie Lee Morgan, 1231 N. Purdue Ave., Oklahoma City, 
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TUNE, CONLEY/CONLEE: Nancy Tune m William Conley 1792 Halifax Co. 
In Barren Co Ky early 1800s. William d cl822 Hart Co Ky, Nancy on tax rolls 
to 1834 (Hart Co). Seek dates and place of birth and death for Nancy. Also 
names of their son and all daus. Hope Hotchkiss Niedling, 1008 Third St, 
Stevens Point, WI 54481-2760. 

ANDERSON: Seek proof/info of parents of Fanny C. Anderson b cl809 in 
Amelia Co. Daus were: Mary Agness Cosby, Nancy William Traylor; Margaret 
F. Warren. Parents believed to be Charles Anderson and Fanny Ponton. 
William S. Zdrojewski, 2153 Monument Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23464-9019. 

CHASTEEN, STEPHENS, TAYLOR: Charles Chasteen b 1807 VA, m 1846 in 
KY to Missouri Stephens (b 1824 Hickman Co KY). They then went Howell 
Co, MO 1860 and Fulton Co, AR 1870. There is Marke Taylor (Estate) and 



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Robert Taylor listed 1783 Powhatan Co census, seek info on these families. 
Colleen Taylor Briner, Rt 4, Box 3378, Stigler, OK 74462. 

MARKS, LEDBETTER In 1811 Nathaniel Marks was "next friend" of Nancy 
Woodleif Ledbetter, heir of Wood Ledbetter (father?) and John Ledbetter 
(brother?), all Pr Geo Co. What was the relationship between Marks and 
Ledbetter? Irene Marks Rupp, 132 Burroughs Dr., Snyder, NY 14226. 

TRIBBLE: Seek info/parents/sibs of James Tribble, Rev Soldier, b 1756 MD/VA, 
moved VA 1766 (James and John Orphan's Court 1768-71 Bedford Co, Thomas 
Clark chosen guardian) who is Clark? James m Ann?, d 1840 AL Are Elizah, 
Shadrak, George Jr, Andrew, John, brothers of James Tribble Sr? Carolyn T. 
Nogues, 7709 Charlotte Dr., Hunts ville, AL 35802-2863. 

FOSTER George Foster b cl695 Stafford Co, d Charlotte Co, Keysville 1789, 
m Mary Singleton, dau of Robert Also, Josiah and Elizabeth Johnson Foster, 
also of Keysville. Seek proof of parents or any connections. Jay Foster Kanltz, 
3 Lebanon Arc, Las Cruces, NM 88005. 

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PRESNELL: Seek info on the Presnell brothers/descs. James Presnell b 1708, 
Jacob Presnell b 1714 King & Queen Co. James m Ann Daniel 1732, moved to 
Amelia Co. Jacob, a Quaker, m Martha?, moved to Bedford Co. Both in NC 
by 1770. Virginia P. Sineath, P O Box 126, Seagrove, NC 27341. 

WATERS: Seek to contact descs of the following: John Waters who d by 1770 
Amherst Co. Who was his father? James Waters of Amelia Co named a son 
John in will of 1753. Are they father & son? Will exchange and pay copy cost 
Louise W. White, 101 Evergreen Trail, Gainesville, GA 30501. 

KETCHUM, ROBERTS: Seek info on Nathaniel Ketchum who d in Henry Co 
cl786. Wife was the widow Elizabeth Roberts. Was this a second marriage for 
Nathaniel? William Ketchum in Henry Co in 1795. What relation to Nathaniel? 
Mrs. Cecil R. Ketchum, 36 Tarn Cir., Oroville, CA 95966-3829. 

MAGEE: Seek info on Ralph Magee, from VA, to KY. He was b 1755 Sussex 
Co, d 1840 in Madison Co, KY. Who were his parents/sibs? Marian Spiers 
Lane, 2410 Cranbrook Rd., Richmond, VA 23229-3006. 

FUQUA: Seek parents/birthdate of Anny/Anne Fuqua b VA; m/1 Elihu West 
m/2 _?_ Tucker in Charlotte Co 1844. Evelyn M. Bryant, 224 Peppertree Ln., 
Apt "80, Winchester, VA 22601. 

MITCHELL, COCKE, CRADDOCK: Seek parents of Shatteen Coker Mitchell 
b 1802 Amelia Co, d 1866 Griffin GA. Was his father James Cocke Mitchell d 
1802/3 Amelia Co, son or gr-son of James Mitchell and Ann Cocke, dau of 



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James Powell Cocke? Mother Mary Ann "Polly" Craddock m James C. Mitchell 
1795 Amelia Co? Mary M. Clarke, P O Box 166, Fruitland Park, FL 34731. 

HAZELWOOD/HASELWOOD: Seek to correspond with researchers of 
Randolph, George, and Thomas Hazehvood/Hasehvood found on list of Taxables 
for 1762 in Granville Co, NC; later Warren & Bute cos, NC. Julia Brown 
Hazelwood, 1631 Spartan Ln., Athens, GA 30606. 

WEEKS: Seek info/parents of Elijah and Margaret Thompson Weeks, and their 
son Chapman D. Weeks and his wife Mariah Sowers Weeks...her ancs. All 
C1800-1863 Bedford & Floyd cos, VA. Mrs. Glen R. Sewell, 425 W. 9th St, Fort 
Scott, KS 66701. 

BROCK: Seek info on Elias Brock b 1720-30. In Rowan Co, NC in 1753. Did 
he pay taxes in Lunenburg Co in 1749? Who were his parents? To which Brock 
line did he belong? Freda M. Brock, 809 Mt Vernon Rd., Fairfield, IL 62837. 

JONES, WATKINS, CLARK: Seek parents/wife of Jesse Jones who d 
Greensville Co cl805. He also lived in Southampton Co. Was a Mary Watkins, 
of Sussex or Brunswick cos, a wife of James Clark who d 1782 Northampton Co, 
NC? Faith G. Flythe, 76 Washington St, Exeter, NH 03833. 

LIGON: Richard T. Ligon was the son of Leonard Seth Ligon and Jannet Mayo 
of Powhatan. Richard m Martha _?_, they had 3 daus: Elizabeth, Emma and 
Virginia b VA and went to Clay Co, MO cl835. Who was Martha? L. Earl 
Colley, 321 Wells Ave. East North Syracuse, NY 13212. 

HOLLEMAN: Seek info on George Henry Holleman of Surry Co, b cl843, son 
of William R. and Behidera, last known whereabouts Norfolk Co, VA in 1880 
census. Edward W. Truslow, 217 W. 22nd St, Huntington, NY 11743. 

JEFFRIES, BASS, JONES: Seek parents/info on Elizabeth Jeffries m 1805 
Powhatan Co as w/2 of Edward Bass of Chesterfield (1754-1834), d 1806, dau 
Rebecca Ann. Seek connection if any of John Jeffries and Ann Elizabeth Jones 
married by Rev John Cameron 1786, Rector of Bristol Parish Episcopal Church. 
Miss Catharine Bass, 12 Wactor St, Sumter, SC 29150. 

DREW, DURKEE, FILLINGER, HANKEY, GRIMES, SHIPLEY, BARNES: 

Are these surnames connected between Maryland and southside Virginia? Sea 
Capt Pearl Durkee m Mary Hankey 1797 Baltimore. Nehemiah Drew m cl788 
in Baltimore to Mary Esender, dau of Catherine Shipley. Richard James Shipley 
m Keturah Barnes 1728 in Anne Arundel Co, MD. Richard Allen Morrissey, 
28656 Murieta Rd., Sun City, CA 92586. 

EVANS, WILKES, WOOLDRIDGE, GILES: Seek info on John William Evans 
b 1834, m Martha Paulina Wilkes 1858 Appomattox Co. Edward Nathaniel 
Wooldridge b 1786 Pr Ed Co, m Mary T. Giles 1831. Ch: Robert N., Mary 
Frances, Josiah Benjamin, William Simon, Edward Nichalous and Martha A. E. 
Dinah Petree Evans, 315 Waterloo St, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464. 



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Index • Vol. XI No. 2 



Abernathy 


Appier 


Bass 


Robert 91 


John 59 


W. 80 


Catharine 94 


Blanks 


William 60 


Armistead 


Edward 94 


Amey 92 


Adams 


JohnC. 74 


Rebecca Ann 


Blick 


David 90 


Marcus A 74 


94 


Benjamin 60 


James 90 


Satenus 74 


Bates 


Thomas 60 


John 90 


Atkins 


Henry 65 


Blight 


Joseph 90 


William 60 


Bean 


Robert 70, 71 


Peggy 90 


Atkinson 


C. 81 


Boiling 


Adkinson 


Roger 73 


Beattie 


Robert 71 


Jesse 75 


William 60 


William 64 


Boone 85 


John 75, 77 


Audley 


Beers 


Samuel 77 


Thomas 75 


G. H. 81 


Donna 57 


Booth 


Aiken 


Avent 


Bennett 


Ann 86 


Lucy 77 


William 67 


Absolom 61 


Boothe 85 


Smith 76 


Avery 


James 66 


John 74 


William W. 76 


Charles 60 


Joseph 60 


Bounshear 


Alexander 


John 67 


Reubin 62 


John Pearon 


W. D. 81 


Ayres 


Bennitt 


60 


Allen 


R B. 81 


Benjamin 61 


Boyd 


James 61 


Bacon 


James 66 


Caroline 75 


John 63 


B. B. 81 


Reubin 62 


Francis 75 


Allmand 


Charles A 74 


Bernard 85 


James 75 


Mary 83,84 


Langston 74 


Berry 


Mary 75 


Allmans 


Lyddall 74 


George 60 


Thomas 75 


Mary 83 


Margaret 74 


J. 81 


William 75 


Almond 


Bailey 


Bettey 


Brandon 


Edward 89 


• George 59 


William 64 


Agnes 75 


Edward 


John 72 


Berts 


JohnW. 75 


O'Kelly 89 


William 63 


William 72 


Thomas 75 


Mary 89 


Ballard 


Bilberry 


Brantry 


Anderson 89 


Anne 92 


Thomas 59 


Unity 69 


Charles 92 


Barker 


Bishop 


Brewer 


Fanny C. 92 


Dr. 77 


James 92 


Henry 61 


George 62 


Elizabeth 77 


Mason 65 


James 64 


Joel 75 


Barlow 


Matthew 66 


John 71 


William C 75 


Charles 62 


Blackwell 


Nicholas 63 


Andrew 


Barnes 


Mary 73 


William 63 


Kidd 84 


Keturah 94 


Blankenship 


Briggs 


Andrews 


Barrow 


Abel 91 


Henry 61 


David 64 


John 63 


David 91 


Robert 62 


John 64 


William 60 


John 91 





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Briner 


Martin 72 


Carper 85,87 


Christie 


Colleen Taylor 


Polly 72 


Carr 93 


Jessey 65 


93 


Butts 


Richardson 74 


Church 


Britton 


John 67 


William 77 


R. 81 


Isham H. 76 


Byne 


Carrington 


Clack 


Brock 


D. O. 81 


Clement 77 


John 64 


Elias 94 


Cabaness 


Clement R. 


William 64 


Freda M. 94 


William M. 74 


77 


Clark 


Broughton 


Cabanis 


Edward 77 


James 94 


Willoughby 65 


Charles H. 72, 


Emily 77 


Joshua 61 


Browder 


74 


George 77 


Peter 61 


Joseph 63 


Elizabeth C. 


Henry 77 


Simon 62 


Brown 85 


74 


JohnB. 77 


Thomas 93 


Henry 90 


John 72,74 


Paul 77 


W. H. 81 


Irvin 61 


John C. 72, 


Tucker 77 


Clarke 


Jeremiah 63 


74 


William 77 


Mary M. 94 


John 66 


Judith C. 74 


William M. 77 


Clased 


Lewis 60 


Matthew 72, 


Carter 


Phi. 70 


Polly 90 


74 


Joseph 65 


Clowdis 


Urvin 61 


William M. 


Casey 


Edmund 73 


William 62, 


72,74 


William 69 


Joanna 72 


63,65 


Caldwell 


Cassell 


John 73 


Browning 


Isaac 77 


Elizabeth 91 


Mary 73 


R. A. 81 


William 77 


George W. 91 


Samuel 72, 73 


Bryant 


Callahan 


Cato 


Cocke 


Evelyn M. 93 


J. T. 81 


Burrell 66 


Ann 93 


Brydson 


Calloway 85-87 


David 65 


James Powell 


G. W. 81 


Docia 86 


Chambers 


94 


Burch 


James 86 


Henry 65 


Cocksey 


Richard 60 


Mary 86 


John 64 


John 63 


Burd 


Cameron 


Chambless 


William 63 


Fletcher 


John 94 


Henry 65 


Coffee 


McKendrie 


Campbell 


Chamblis 


Henry B. 77 


79 


A 74 


Henry 65 


Coleman 


Burnett 


Cargo 


Chambliss 


Darnel 64 


Thomas 60, 


Johathan M. 


John 64 


John 60 


62 


76 


Chapman 


Coles 


Burnitt 


Jonathan M. 


William 63 


Waller 77 


Thomas 60, 


76 


Chasteen 


Colley 


62 


Carlos 


Charles 92 


L. Earl 94 


Burwell 85 


John 60 


Child 


Collier 


Butler 


Carloss 


Sargent B. 57 


Daniel 60 


Elisha 72 


John 60 


Chilton 


Drury 63 


Jane 72 


Carpenter 


Harriet A 58 


Moses 62 


John 72 


William 61 


Harriett A 58 


Thomas 59, 67 



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Collis 


Thomas 66 


James 65 


James 76 


Thompson 76 


William 66 


Sterling 65 


Ro. 76 


Conley 


Davis 


Durett 


Fennell 


William 92 


D. Christopher 


Elizabeth 92 


John 60 


Cook 


75 


Durkee 


Ferrell 


Heniy 61 


Elizabeth 75 


Pearl 94 


Masun 75 


Jonathan 76 


Samuel 91 


Early 85,86 


Finley 


Cooper 


William 67 


Jubal A 86 


G. O. 80 


William 65 


Denton 


Easley 


Fishburn 85 


Corrigan 


John 66 


Poliy 74 


Fitzgerald 


Edward 79 


Thomas 62 


Samuel 74 


William 74 


Thomas 79 


Dewberry 


Thomas 73 


Flythe 


Cosby 


William 62 


Eaves 


Faith G 94 


Mary Agness 


Dillard 


Graves 63 


Fogle 


92 


Beven 73 


John 62 


PaulE. 58 


Craddock 


Richard 73 


Thomas 66 


Forde 


Mary Ann 94 


Robert 73 


Edmunds 


Henry 62 


Polly 94 


Sarah 73 


Henry 74 


Fore 


Craft 


Dillon 


Nichs. 64 


John 88 


Thomas 65 


M. A 80 


Edwards 


Lucy 88 


Craw 


Divers 85 


Charles 60 


Forge 


John A M. 


Dobbins 


Jessee 66 


Henry 62 


76 


Bowler 66 


Nathaniel 59 


Foster 


William M. 76 


Doby 


William 60 


Elizabeth 


Crook 


William 66 


Edy 


Johnson 93 


George 67 


Drew 


Peggy 90 


George 93 


James 67 


Nehemiah 94 


Esender 


Josiah 93 


Crooks 


Duberrey 


Mary 94 


Redmond 76 


Pat 58 


William 62 


Estes 


Fowler 


Crowders 


Dudley 85 


David 73 


Darnel 62 


Edmund 73 


Duffield 


Frances 73 


Edward 90 


Samuel 73 


Amanda A 


Moses 77 


Robert F. 90 


Tabitha 73 


88 


Etheridge 


Fox 


Cunningham 


John 88 


L. M. 80 


William 65 


Alexander 73 


Duggar 


Evans 


Franklin 


Curtis 


James 63 


Dinah Petree 


Joseph 74 


Chislew 64 


Duke 


94 


Fuqua 


Chisley 64 


Joel 67 


John William 


Anne 93 


Dailey 


Duncan 85 


94 


Anny 93 


William 65 


Dunkley 


Ezell 


Stephen 90 


Dameron 


John 63 


Joseph 65 


Gaines 


Bartholomew 


Dunn 


Farmer 


Richard W. 


64 


William 62 


Mark 74 


89 


Daniel 


Dupree 


Faulkner 


Gee 


Ann 93 


Haley 61 


Jacob 76 


Robert 63 



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Gibbs 


Grubbs 


Hart 93 


John 65 


John 63 


Hensley 62 


Hartwell 


Hockett 


Giles 


Guerrant 


Paul 63 


Jack 92 


Governor 85 


Peter 86 


Harvey 


Hodge 


MaiyT. 94 


Sallie Ann 86 


Caleb W. 90 


Elisha 72 


Glass 


Gunn 


Thomas 67 


William 72 


Dudley 73 


William 64 


Harwell 


Hodges 


Golston 


Gwaltney 


Frederick 63 


Francis 72 


Charles 59 


William 60 


Hathcock 


Thomas 72 


Golstone 


Hagood 


John 63 


Holleman 


Charles 59 


Gresham 61 


Haun 


Belvidera 94 


Goode 


Grissom 61 


Wynette Parks 


George Henry 


J. C. 80 


Mordicai 61 


55 


94 


Goodrich 


Hairs ton 


Hayes 


William R. 94 


Benjamin 62 


Elisabeth 86 


Charles 64 


Hollerway 


Gordon 


Samuel 86 


Hayse 


William 67 


George 66 


Hale 85-87 


Peyton 73 


Hollingsworth 


John 60 


Dorcia 86 


Tabitha 73 


J. 81 


Gorget 


J. S. 87 


Hazehvood 


Holly 


Philemon 67 


John 86 


George 94 


J.J. 81 


Gorgitt 


John Stafford 


Julia Brown 


Holmes 


Philemon 67 


86 


94 


Dorothy P. 57 


Gowing 


Margaret 86 


Randolph 94 


Hood 


James 63 


Hall 


Thomas 94 


J.J. 81 


Graves 


Tho5 69 


Heinegg 


Hoof 


William B. 72 


Hugh 71 


Paul 55,56 


Daniel 66 


Gray 


William 76 


Helms 85 


William 65 


Albert 79 


Hamilton 


Hendricks 


Hooper 


Elinor 79 


John 61 


Herbert D. 92 


Christopher 


Elizabeth 79 


Hancock 85 


Henry 


M. 54,68, 


Francis 79 


Douglass 88 


Patrick 86 


70,83 


Jane 79 


Hankey 


Herndon 75 


Kathryn 


JaneT. 79 


Mary 94 


Hicks 


Sawyer 78, 


Lucy 79 


Harper 


Benjamin 67 


85 


Robert 79 


John 64 


Robert 59,63 


Hopkins 


Robert H. 79 


Harris 


Hill 85 


Will 87 


Roy 79 


B. 81 


Hillton 


Howerton 


Virginia 79 


Nathan 60 


William 67 


Elizabeth 72 


Green 


Thomas F. 73, 


Hinshaw 


Elizabeth C. 


Thomas J. 77 


74 


William Wade 


74 


Greer 85 


Harrison 


57 


Philip 72,74 


Grigg 


Benjamin 63, 


Hix 


Hudgins 


Burrell 63 


65 


Benjamin 67 


Dennis 59 


Grubb 


George W. 74 


Hobbs 




Hensley 62 


Nathaniel 67 


James 62 





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Huff 


William 63, 


Kerr 


William H. 


Daniel 66 


67 


Edward D. 91 


72,74 


William 65 


Jones 


Martha D. 91 


Lanoir 


Huggins 


Ann Elizabeth 


Nancy G. 91 


Robert 67 


J.J. 80 


94 


Ketchum 


Lawrence 93 


Hughlin 


David 71 


Cecil R 93 


Thomas 67 


Edward 67 


Davis 76 


Nathaniel 93 


Leatherwood 


Huling 


Henry 59 


William 93 


J.J. 80 


Edward 67 


Hestor 70 


Kethley 


Ledbetter 


Hurst 


Isaac 61 


T. William 56 


Drury 62 


Penny 65 


James 70, 71 


Kidd 


John 93 


Hurt 


Jesse 94 


Andrew 84 


Nancy 


William 


Joseph 73 


King 


Woodleif 93 


Walker 78 


Martha 89 


Edmund 91 


Richard 67 


Ingles 


Mary 76 


Nancy H. 91 


Wood 93 


Mary 86 


Rebecca 70, 


Thomas B. F. 


Lee 


Ingram 


71 


91 


Henry 65 


Bartholomew 


Robert 70,71 


Knott 


Isaac 63 


67 


Sally 73 


Jestian 64 


Peter 65 


Benjamin 63 


Susannah 76 


Justian 64 


Leftwich 


John 59 


William 70, 


Knox 


Peter 79 


Irby 


71,76 


F. 80 


Pleasant 79 


Francis 73 


William B. 89 


Kolbe 


Rachel 79 


JohnW. 73 


Wood 89 


J. C. 72, 88 


Legrand 


Irwin 


Joplin 


Lafferty 


A A 91 


W. A. 80 


Ann B. 85 


Martha L. 78 


Josiah 91 


Jackson 


Jordan 


Thomas 78 


Thomas G. 91 


John 62 


Billingsle 69 


Lambert 


Lewis 


Mark 60 


George J. 88 


Hugh 64 


Edwin 79 


Thomas 61 


Judd 


John 64 


Zebulon 59 


Jeffries 


John 64 


Lane 


Ligon 


Elizabeth 94 


Justice 


Marian Spiers 


Benjamin D. 


John 94 


John 65 


93 


80 


Jenkens 


Kanitz 


Lanier 


Elizabeth 94 


Valentine 69 


Jay Foster 93 


Benjamin 66 


Emma 94 


Jennings 


Kecter 


Buckner 62 


John William 


Dickerson 89 


James 66 


Clement 62 


80 


Dickison 88 


Keen 


David 62 


Leonard Seth 


Johns 


R N. 80 


Drury 60 


94 


Daniel 77 


Kelley 


Judith 72 


Mary A R. 


Johnson 


David 66 


Judith C. 74 


80 


George W. 75 


Giles 66 


Lemuel 62, 66 


Nancy 


John 66 


Kelly 


Lewis 60 


Rebecca 80 


Moses 65 


Giles 66 


Nicholas 60 


Richard 80 






Shephard 60 


Richard T. 94 



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Ligon (contd) 


Malone 


McGregor 


Monger 


Rosa H. 80 


Lewis 62 


John 77 


Henry 60 


Virginia 94 


Robert 65 


McKendree 


Moon 


Lock 


William 64 


John 61 


Archibald 91 


George D. 90 


Manarin 


McKinney 


Moore 


George T. 90 


Louis H. 71, 


John 62 


Drury 66 


Melissa T. 90 


77, 82, 87, 91 


McMinn 


Garrell 67 


William H. 90 


Marks 


E. 80 


Jarriott 67 


Lofsey 


Nathaniel 93 


McNeil 


John 61 


John 61 


Marshall 


G. 81 


Mooring 


Loftin 


Benjamin 88 


McTier 


Christopher 


John 60 


George 66 


Frizzell 60 


92 


Long 


James 91 


Meadows 


Morgan 


Joseph 63 


James P. 89 


Claybourn S. 


Jeremiah H. 


P. G. 81 


Martin 


91 


74 


Love 


Henry 65 


William 91 


John 64 


James 67 


J. L. 81 


Medley 


Minnie Lee 


John 67 


Mason 


Isaac 74, 76 


92 


Lowry 


Charles 64 


James 76, 77 


Morris 


James 72 


Richard 62 


Merridith 


John 59 


Loyd 


William 63 


David 63 


Luther 76 


John 59,64 


Massey 


Meyers 


Richard 59 


Lucas 


Thomas 64 


Eliza F. 88 


Robert 66 


Ephraim 60 


William 65, 


Jacob 88 


Susannah 76 


Samuel 62 


66 


Miller 


Morrissey 


Lucken 


May 


Frederick 72 


Richard Allen 


H. W. 76 


August 


Mildred J. 58 


94 


Lucy 


Hennegan 


William 72 


Morton 


Robert 61 


78 


Milton 


Francis Scott 


Mabry 


Edmond 78 


Isaac 60 


89 


Evans 61 


Marianne 78 


Mitchell 


Joel 64 


Maclin 


Matilda Susan 


Drury 62 


Mary 77 


Frederick 59 


78 


Francis 61 


Robert 88,89 


Henry 67 


Mayo 


Isham 61 


S. B. 89 


William 67 


Jannet 94 


James 93 


Tazewell S. 


Magee 


McCorkle 


James C 94 


77 


Ralph 93 


Miles 89 


James Cocke 


Moseley 


Major 


McDowell 


93 


Aaron 80 


Bernard 92 


Joseph 75 


John 61 


Mary Ann 80 


John 92 


McGehee 


Nathaniel 62 


P. H. 84 


Joice 92 


Nathan G. 90 


Peter 62 


Mosery 


Martha 92 


William 75 


Shatteen 


Benjamin 63 


Mary 92 


McGinnis 


Coker 93 


Thomas 63 


Samuel 92 


Carol 56 


Mize 
Jeremiah 64 





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Murray 


Northe 


Paulette 


Preston 


Abigail 83,84 


Mildred 88 


Blasingame 


Thomas 67 


David 83 


Odum 


90 


Price 85 


David Scott 


Charles 66 


Elizabeth 90 


Pride 


83 


Ogborn 


Harvey 90 


Armistead 79 


Isaac 84 


John 66 


Peea 


Arthur 79 


John 83,84 


Ogborne 


Nath. 84 


Prillman 85 


Richard 83 


John 66 


Peebles 


Prince 


Murrell 


Ogletree 


Jehue 59 


John 64 


Richard 72 


John 61 


John 66 


Prior 


Muse 


Oldham 


William 64 


Robert 66 


John Martin 


Charles 66 


Pegram 


Pritchard 


81 


Oliver 


G W. 80 


John 61 


Nance 


Felitia 92 


Pepper 


Swan 65 


Daniel 63 


Nickerson 92 


Nathan 61 


Pritchett 


Thomas 66 


Wright 75 


Perkinson 


John 61 


Nash 


Overby 


Herbert 89 


William 66 


John 65 


John 67 


Perry 


Proby 


Neal 


Overs treet 


Adela 78 


Peter R. 77 


David Y. 76 


P. 81 


William 78 


Proctor 


Elizabeth T. 


Owen 


Peterson 


Thomas 62 


76 


Jane Hughes 


John 61 


Pryor 


Thomas 76 


79 


Pettas 


Robert 66 


Negro 


Jesse 75 


Washington 


Ragland 


Dol 68 


Mary 79 


M. 90 


Tho. 76 


Emiline 91 


Owen 79 


Petty 


Raines 


Humphery 85 


Robert L. 79 


James 73 


Nathaniel 61 


Vilet 68 


Septimus 79 


Joseph 75 


Rainey 


Nelson 


Valentine 62 


Phenix 


William 59, 


John 69 


Wright 75 


John 64 


60 


Sophira 69 


Owens 


Phillips 93 


Ramsay 


Thomas 68, 


E. S. 80 


John 61 


Richard 61 


69 


Parham 


Ponton 


Ramsey 85 


William 69 


James 62 


Fanny 92 


Randle 


Nevison 


John 59 


Potts 


John 59 


Revd. John 66 


Matthew 67 


Jessee 61 


Peter 60 


Niedling 


Nathaniel 65 


Powell 


William 59, 


Hope 


Thomas 64 


Charles 67 


62 


Hotchkiss 


Parker 


J. G. 80 


Rawlings 


92 


B 68 


John 60 


Henry 63 


Nogues 


Mary 73 


Robert 62 


William 67 


Carolyn T. 93 


William 62, 


Presnell 93 


Ray 


Nolly 


73 


Jacob 93 


Baker 60 


Daniel 63 


Patterson 85 


James 93 


John 66 




John 72 


Martha 93 


Nathaniel 66 



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Ray (contd) 


William 65, 


Sawyer 


Silleman 


William 66 


67 


Henry Issac 


Elizabeth Julia 


Read 


Winslow 89 


58 


90 


Hardinia 88 


Robins 


Mack 58 


Simmons 85 


SionS. 88 


S. A 81 


Mary 


Henry 60 


William 59 


Robinson 


Elizabeth 


Mary 92 


Redd 


Drury 66 


(Rushing) 


Thomas 65 


Rebecca 76 


Edward 66 


58 


Simms 


Reives 


John 61 


Scarborough 


Adam 62 


Benjamin 62 


William 65 


David 90 


Bartlet 61 


George 64 


Ross 


Scott 


Zacheriah 64 


Harmon 65 


David 88 


Francis 89 


Simpson 


Robert 64 


Frederick A. 


George C. 77 


S. B. 80 


William 64 


88 


Mary 77 


Sims 


Renn 


Rosser 


Mrs. James 


Zacheriah 64 


William 65 


John 61 


82 


Sineath 


Reynolds 85 


Rowlett 


Mrs. James A 


Virginia P. 93 


Richardson 


Matthew J. 73 


82 


Singleton 


JohnD. 90 


Rupp 


Seamore 


Mary 93 


Richman 


Irene Marks 


George 75 


Robert 64,93 


John 74 


93 


Linia 75 


Sisson 


Rickman 


Rushing 


Seaward 


John 65 


John 73 


Mary 


Samuel 60 


Smith 


Thomas 73, 


Elizabeth 58 


Sewell 


Cuthbert 62 


74 


Russell 


GlenR. 94 


David 60 


Ricks 


John 65 


Sexton 


Edward 61 


Benjamin 92 


Saunders 85-87 


Lizwell 65 


J. H. 80 


Elizabeth 92 


Ann 86 


Seymore 


Joel 60 


Mary 92 


Anne E. 86 


James 71 


Moses 64 


Rieves 


Crockett 86 


Thomas 71 


Robert 61 


Benjamin 62 


Dorcia 86 


Shaw 


Thomas 59 


Rivers 


Edward 66 


J. F. 80 


William 62 


Robert 59 


Elisabeth 86 


Shearling 


Snead 


Roach 


Fleming 86 


John 64 


Benjamin 92 


Elisha 89 


JohnB. 86 


Shelton 


Sneed 


John 89 


John Hyde 85 


M. V. 80 


Benjamin 92 


Roberts 


John Ingles 


Shipley 


Henley 92 


Elizabeth 93 


86 


Catherine 94 


Micajah 92 


George 90 


Margaret 86 


Richard James 


Sarah 92 


Robertson 


Peter 85-87 


94 


Snipes 


A. P. 81 


Polly 86 


Short 


William 61 


Drury 66 


Sallie Ann 86 


John 60 


Softly 


Edward 66 


Samuel 86,87 


William 64 


D. 81 


Littleberry 63 






Sparrell 
Mary 85 



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Sparrow 


Sullin 


Tomlinson 


Venable 


Hutson 72 


Colonel 82 


Moses 63 


Emily 77 


John 72 


Sullins 


Tooke 


PaulO. 77 


Spencer 


N. A. 82 


Joseph 63 


Vick 


Eliza 88 


Sutton 


Toombs 


John 61 


Hardinia 88 


T. 74 


Thomas 73 


Vinson 


Samuel F. 90 


Swanson 


Torian 


Moses 66 


Thomas C. 


John 60 


Thomas 72 


Peter 65 


88,91 


Swinson 


Traylor 


Thomas 64 


Thomas H. 88 


B. F. 80 


Nancy William 


Vogt 


Spraberry 


Sydner 


92 


John 56 


John 67 


William 77 


Tribble 


Wade 85 


Staggs 


Sydnor 


Andrew 93 


Wail 


J. 81 


William 76 


Elizah 93 


B 68 


Stamp 


Sykes 


George 93 


James Mecabe 


Thomas 75 


Benjamin 64 


James 93 


68 


Stanfald 


Tallifeno 85 


John 93 


John 68 


William 73 


Tate 


Shadrak 93 


Josiah 68 


Stark 


Caleb 89 


Troublefield 


Mary 68 


Boiling 60 


Tatum 


John 62,67 


Thomas 68, 


Steagall 


China 66 


Truslow 


69 


George 62 


Nathaniel 61 


Edward W. 94 


Walker 


Samuel 66 


Paul 66 


Tucker 93 


Robert 64 


Steed 


Taylor 


Tune 


William 60 


John 63 


John 67 


Nancy 92 


Wall 


Stephens 


Marke 92 


Turbifield 


Braxton 75 


Missouri 92 


Robert 93 


John 67 


James 60 


Stern 89 


Teague 


Turnbull 85 


Wallton 


Elizabeth 89 


J. 81 


Turner 


Isaac Row 61 


Susan 89 


Thomas 


Arthur 63 


John 62 


Stewart 


Thomas 60 


Twitty 


Thomas 62 


John 65 


Thomerson 


Patsy 90 


Ward 


Stith 


A D. 81 


Tyus 


Timothy 65 


Buckner 60 


Thornton 


Lewis 59 


Ware 


Drury 59 


William 59 


Upchurch 


Peter 61 


Thomas 59 


Threadgill 


Michael 67 


Thomas 64 


William 59 


John 63 


Vass 


Warren 


Stokes 


Tillman 


James P. 74 


Benjamin 66 


Sflvanus 63 


David 66 


Philip 74 


John 65 


Stone 


Frederick 63 


Vaughan 


Margaret F. 


Thomas 61 


George 67 


Caleb 61 


92 


Strehorn 


John 64 


David 67 


Washington 


William 65 


Richard 67 


Pierce 64 


Thomas 62 


Sturduvant 


Timberlake 


William 62, 




J. D. 80 


John 89 


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Waters 


Wilkes 


Wooldridge 


James 93 


Martha 


Edward 


John 93 


Paulina 94 


Nathaniel 


Watkins 


Wilkins 


94 


Mary 94 


Douglass 66 


Edward 


Samuel 75 


Wilks 


Nichalous 


William B. 88 


Joseph 64 


94 


Watlington 


Williams 


Martha A E. 


Armistead 75 


Benjamin 61 


94 


Watson 


D. R. 81 


Mary Frances 


Alexander 66 


Daniel 67 


94 


Watt 


George 61 


Robert N. 94 


W. N. 57 


Henry 73,74 


William Simon 


Watts 


Jonathon 65 


94 


Alice 86 


Peter 65 


Woolsey 


William 86 


Roland 65 


John 63 


Wauhop 


Rowland 65 


Wray 


William 75 


Williamson 


John 66 


Weatherford 


George 89 


Nathaniel 66 


Lucinda R. 90 


Verdelle 58 


Wright 


William 90 


William 89 


James 66 


Weeks 


Willingham 


Wyatt 


Chapman D. 


J. H. 80 


Cajah 76 


94 


Willis 


William 76 


Elijah 94 


Emanuel 79 


William N. 76 


Margaret 


Wilson 


Wyche 


Thompson 


Lucy 77 


Drury 64 


94 


Martin 76 


George 61 


Mariah Sowers 


William 76, 


Henry 66 


94 


77 


Wynne 


Wesson 


Wisson 


Sloman 59 


Edward 65 


Edward 65 


Yarbrough 


William 66 


William 66 


James 62 


West 


Wooden 


Thomas 62 


Elihu 93 


William 77 


Young 


Whealer 


Woodrough 


Francis 59 


Benjamin 60 


Richard 64 


Michael Cadet 


Whidby 


Woods 85 


60 


John 63 


Ann Eliza 89 


Thomas 63 


White 


Polly 86 


Zdrojewski 


B. 81 


Robert T. 89 


WilliamS. 92 


Louise W. 93 


Wyley 86 




Valentine 64 


Woodson 




Whittington 


Miller 76 




John 64 







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A JOURNAL OF GENEALOGY AND HISTORY 

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CONTENTS Vol. XI No. 3 • July - September 1993 



Editorial 106 

Book Reviews and Announcements 107 

1768 - 1769 Freeholders [Brunswick County] 109 

Dennis Hudgins 

Wills of Thomas Bullock - 1787 and Epaphroditus Butler - 1810 114 

[Isle of Wight County] 

Christopher M. Hooper 

Patriot's Monument at the Old Capitol in Colonial Williamsburg 116 

Mrs. Guthrie Tolbert Pratt 

Selections from Halifax County Deed Books 43 - 46 (1836 - 1840) 119 

/. C. Kolbe 

Old Records and Books Belonging to Marvin L. Rose [Dinwiddie County] . . 127 
Kathryn Sawyer Hooper 

Bible of Nicholas Mills & Ann Eliza Horsley (1781 - 1873) 131 

[Buckingham County] 

Christopher M. Hooper 

A Southside Family Goes West [Amelia & Nottoway counties] 134 

John Hale Stutesman 

A Day in Court of Surry County, Virginia, 24 th June 1687 138 

Doris Y. Stone 

Queries 140 

Index 143 



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EDITORIAL 

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the country, or the world for that matter. With this newfound ability to 
"communicate" comes a very great responsibility. We must be sure that what we 
communicate is accurate and conveys the thoughts intended. This is particularly true 
in the historical and genealogical fields. Unfortunately, just as in the news media, 
when someone reads something in print, they take it as the truth — quite often 
without any question as to whether it could be true or not. 

We all make mistakes. After all we are human. The machines mentioned above only 
convey the thoughts that we, as humans, have recorded in them. The fact that it is 
recorded does not somehow magically make it 100% accurate. Be on guard. Many 
books are finding their way into print by virtue of the ease of publication afforded by 
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be produced without the aid of computers, at least not at affordable rates. The 
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When using information obtained from anything other than the primary source (court 
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find the unusual, misplaced wills, bible records, and other items which would 
otherwise be unavailable. 

We encourage you to make your family research materials available to others through 
your local or state libraries, archives or societies. It is alarming to think of the years 
of research which are often lost because this matter had not been discussed with 
loved ones before the death of the researcher. Think of the records which may be 
sitting in boxes in some uninterested relative's attic, waiting to be destroyed by age 
or fire. If possible, publish your material in some organized manner so that a person 
unfamiliar with your family may make use of it. Although this type of publication 
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If we work together to make sure that all of our material is well documented and that 
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but future generations as well. 

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'Brunswick County 
Court Records 



1768 - 1769 Freeholder* 

Submitted by Dennis Hudgins 

continued from Vol. XI No. 2, pp. 59-67 

A list of polls/voters of the Brunswick County Freeholders, for the House of 
Burgesses was returned to Nathaniel Edwards, Jr. on 10 January 1769, taken 
from a poll dated 2 December 1768. The list of voters is contained in 
Brunswick County Deed Book 9 pages 279-290. Each person was allowed 
two votes and these were listed according to their choices of the four 
candidates, as was done in 1748 [See The Southside Virginian Vol. XI No. 1\. 
The following list is in apparent voter order, followed by the sequence 
number they appear in, within each candidates list 





Nathaniel 


Frederick 


Thomas 


William 




Edwards 


Maclin 


Stith 


Thornton 




(Junior) 








401. James Adams 


290 


203 


. 


. 


402. William Turner 


291 


204 


- 


- 


403. Isaac Adams 


292 


205 


- 


- 


404. Simon Turner 


293 


206 


- 


- 


405. John Melton 


- 


207 


- 


- 


406. Timothy Reives 


294 


- 


- 


133 


407. Wm. Ray Jun. 


295 


- 


- 


134 


408. William Batts 


296 


209 


- 


- 


409. John Rose 


- 


- 


170 


135 


410. John Matthews 


- 


- 


171 


136 


411. Chas. King 


- 


- 


172 


137 


412. James Moore 


- 


- 


173 


138 


413. William Barnes 


- 


- 


174 


139 


414. James Johnson 


- 


- 


175 


140 


415. Owen Strange 


297 


- 


176 


- 


416. John Rose Senior 


- 


- 


177 


141 


417. Nathan Hall 


- 


- 


178 


142 


418. John Twitty 


- 


- 


- 


143 


419. Thomas Clanton 


298 


- 


- 


144 


420. John Scarbrough 


- 


- 


179 


145 


421. Adam Sims 


299 


209 


- 


- 


422. William Edwards 


300 


210 


. 


- 


423. John Simms 


301 


211 


- 


- 



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424. John Pettway 


302 


212 


- 


- 


425. Wm. Richardson 


303 


- 


180 


- 


426. Lewis Charles 


304 


- 


181 


- 


427. James Hicks 


305 


- 


182 


- 


428. Thomas Merriott 


306 


- 


183 


- 


429. Isaac Collier Senr 


307 


- 


184 


- 


430. William Johnson 


308 


- 


185 


- 


431. Thomas Loyall 


309 


213 


- 


- 


432. Peter Freeman 


310 


- 


186 


- 


433. Thomas Willson/Wilson 


311 


- 


- 


146 


434. David Mabry 


312 


214 


- 


- 


435. Charles Matthews 


- 


215 


- 


147 


436. John Matthews 


- 


- 


187 


148 


437. Peter Simmons 


313 


216 


- 


- 


438. James Upchurch Senr 


314 


217 


- 


- 


439. Wm. Cook 


315 


218 


- 


- 


440. Simon Reives 


316 


219 


- 


- 


441. John Rideout 


317 


220 


- 


- 


442. Peter Lee 


318 


221 


- 


- 


443. John House 


- 


222 


188 


- 


444. Thomas Lester 


319 


- 


189 


- 


445. Edmund Wilkins 


- 


223 


- 


- 


446. John Williams 


320 


- 


- 


149 


447. John Duke 


- 


- 


190 


150 


448. Jehue Peebles Jun. 


- 


224 


- 


- 


449. Charles Sullivant 


321 


- 


191 


- 


450. Joseph Phips 


322 


225 


- 


- 


451. James Tarpley Jun. 


- 


226 


192 


- 


452. James Smith 


323 


- 


- 


151 


453. Thomas Bethshears 


324 


- 


193 


- 


454. John Peebles 


325 


- 


194 


- 


455. James Denton 


326 


227 


- 


- 


456. Richard Branscombe 


- 


228 


- 


152 


457. Henry Wilson 


327 


- 


195 


- 


458. Henry Williams 


- 


- 


196 


153 


459. Samuel Wright 


328 


229 


- 


- 


460. Patrick Hall 


329 


230 


- 


- 


461 . John Johnson (dble thumb) 


330 


- 


- 


154 


462. David Hinds/Hynes 


331 


- 


197 


- 


463. John Dobbins 


- 


- 


198 


155 


464. Robert Mosely 


332 


- 


199 


- 


465. Christopher Mason 


333 


- 


200 


- 


466. Allen Love 


334 


- 


201 


- 


467. Charles Collier 


335 


- 


202 


- 


468. Charles Ledbetter 


336 


- 


203 


- 


469. Vines Collier 


- 


- 


204 


156 


470. Joseph Floyd 


337 


- 


205 


- 


471. Joshua Winfield 


338 


- 


206 


- 



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472. Charles Floyd 


339 


- 


207 


- 


473. Josia Smith 


340 


- 


208 


- 


474. Wm. Pennington 


341 


- 


209 


- 


475. Thomas House 


342 


- 


210 


- 


476. Isaac House 


- 


231 


211 


- 


477. James Balfour 


- 


232 


- 


- 


478. James Harrison 


- 


- 


212 


157 


479. Wm. Merriott 


- 


- 


213 


158 


480. Jordan House 


343 


- 


214 


- 


481. Benja. Collier 


- 


233 


- 


159 


482. Robert Wynne Raines 


- 


234 


- 


160 


483. Hubbard/Robert Peebles 


344 


235 


- 


- 


484. Marmaduke Daniel 


345 


236 


- 


161 


485. John Hilton 


346 


- 


- 


162 


486. Revd. William Fanning 


347 


- 


215 


- 


487. Edward Scarbrough 


348 


- 


216 


- 


488. Hezekiah Thrower 


349 


237 


- 


- 


489. Elias Morgan 


350 


238 


'- 


- 


490. George Harmon 


351 


- 


- 


163 


491. John Parker 


352 


- 


- 


164 


492. Wm. Brewer Senior 


353 


- 


- 


165 


493. John Tatum 


354 


239 


- 


- 


494. Aaron Smith 


355 


240 


- 


- 


495. John Jones 


356 


241 


- 


- 


496. James Read 


357 


- 


- 


166 


497. Thos. Yeargin 


- 


- 


217 


167 


498. William Smith 


- 


- 


218 


168 


499. George Ingram 


- 


- 


219 


169 


500. John Walters 


- 


- 


220 


170 


501. Lew. Williamson 


358 


242 


- 


- 


502. Benjamin Seawell Senr 


359 


243 


- 


- 


503. Wm. Harrison 


360 


- 


- 


171 


504. Benjamin Ezell 


361 


- 


221 


- 


505. Samuel Craft 


362 


- 


222 


- 


506. John Abernathy 


- 


- 


223 


172 


507. Wm. Eaves 


363 


244 


- 


- 


508. Drury Lanier 


364 


245 


- 


- 


509. John Wallace 


365 


- 


225 


- 


510. Edward Parrish/Parris 


366 


- 


225 


- 


511. James Harris 


367 


246 


. 


- 


512. Henry Ledbetter 


368 


247 


- 


- 


513. John Fletcher 


369 


- 


- 


173 


514. Henry Morris 


370 


248 


- 


- 


515. Robert Gee Jun. 


- 


- 


226 


174 


516. Richd. Caudle 


- 


- 


227 


175 


517. Henry Jackson Junr 


- 


249 


- 


176 


518. George Twitty 


371 


- 


- 


177 


519. Isaac Ledbetter 


372 


250 


- 


- 



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520. Thomas Steagall 


373 


- 


228 


- 


521. George Malone 


374 


- 


229 


- 


522. Thomas Bass 


375 


251 


- 


- 


523. Isaac Marshall 


- 


- 


230 


178 


524. George Clark 


376 


252 


- 


- 


525. Edward Tatum 


377 


253 


- 


- 


526. Wm. Myrick 


378 


- 


- 


179 


527. Isham House 


379 


254 


- 


- 


528. Joel/Joell Mabry 


380 


255 


- 


- 


529. Wm. Jean 


381 


- 


231 


- 


530. Peter Twitty 


382 


- 


- 


180 


531. Aaron Smith 


383 


256 


- 


- 


532. James Adams 


384 


- 


- 


181 


533. William Denton 


- 


257 


- 


182 


534. Thomas Maclin 


- 


258 


- 


- 


535. Nicholas She. Lanier 


- 


259 


232 


- 


536. John Duggar 


- 


- 


233 


183 


537. Thomas Sadler 


- 


- 


234 


184 


538. Gronow Owen 


- 


- 


235 


185 


539. Burrell Lucy 


- 


260 


- 


186 


540. John Edwards 


385 


- 


236 


- 


541. Thomas Bracey 


- 


- 


237 


187 


542. John Robert Jones 


386 


- 


238 


- 


543. Nathl King 


387 


- 


239 


- 


544. James Rook 


388 


261 


- 


- 


545. Christopher Ketley/Kitley 


- 


262 


- 


188 


546. Edward Rowell 


389 


- 


240 


- 


547. John Peterson Senr 


390 


- 


- 


189 


548. Nathaniel Hicks 


391 


- 


241 


- 


549. John Collier 


392 


263 


- 


- 


550. Michaell Sullivant 


393 


264 


- 


- 


551. Benjamin Dupree 


394 


265 


- 


- 


552. Seymour Powell 


395 


- 


- 


190 


553. Thomas Jeffrys 


396 


- 


- 


191 


554. Isham Lunday 


397 


- 


- 


192 


555. Mason Harwell 


- 


266 


- 


193 


556. Matthew Evans 


398 


- 


242 


- 


557. Joseph Crook 


- 


- 


243 


194 


558. Simon Turner 


399 


- 


244 


- 


559. John Brewer 


400 


267 


- 


- 


560. Lewis Collier 


- 


268 


- 


195 


561. George Cain 


- 


269 


- 


196 


562. David Peebles 


- 


270 


- 


197 


563. Wm. Bozwell 


- 


- 


245 


198 


564. Nathaniel Mabry 


401 


271 


- 


- 


565. William Mosely 


402 


272 


- 


- 


566. John Pearson 


403 


- 


246 


- 


567. Samuel Burch 


404 


- 


247 


- 



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568. 


Simon Lane 


- 


273 


248 


- 


569. 


Wm. Edwards 


405 


274 


- 


- 


570. 


Thomas Maclin 


406 


- 


- 


- 


571. 


John Maclin Junr 


407 


275 


- 


- 


572. 


William Burgess 


408 


- 


249 


- 


573. 


John Willis 


409 


276 


- 


- 


574. 


Peter Adams 


410 


277 


- 


- 


575. 


John Rogers 


411 


278 


- 


- 


576. 


James Maclin 


412 


279 


- 


- 


577. 


James Hicks Junr 


413 


280 


- 


- 


578. 


George Stanback 


414 


- 


- 


199 


579. 


Samuel Harwell 


- 


- 


250 


200 


580. 


Chas. Hightower 


- 


- 


- 


201 


581. 


Thomas Hardiway 


415 


281 


- 


- 


582. 


Jacob Lanier 


416 


282 


- 


- 


583. 


Eades Smith 


417 


283 


- 


- 


584. 


Wm. Peterson 


418 


284 


- 


- 


585. 


Nathl Edwards Sr., Collo. 


419 


285 


- 


- 


586. 


James Wall Junr 


420 


- 


251 


- 


587. 


Colo. John Maclin Sen. 


421 


286 


- 


- 


588. 


Thomas Lanier 


- 


287 


- 


202 


589. 


Josias Randle 


422 


290 


- 


- 


590. 


Francis Stainback 


423 


- 


- 


203 


591. 


John Holcombe 


- 


- 


252 


204 


592. 


James Lindsey 


- 


- 


253 


205 


593. 


George Woodrough 


424 


288 


- 


- 


594. 


Wm. Lanier 


- 


289 


- 


206 


595. 


James Hinton 


425 


291 


- 


- 


596. 


John Ingram Senr. 


- 


- 


254 


207 


597. 


Nich. Lanier 


- 


- 


255 


208 


598. 


Littleberry Robinson 


426 


- 


- 


- 


599. 


Littleberry Stanback 


- 


- 


- 


209 


600. 


Bottom Steagall/Steageall 


427 


- 


- 


210 


601. 


William Willis 


- 


- 


257 


211 


602. 


Henry Edmunds 


- 


- 


258 


212 


603. 


John Vinson 


428 


- 


- 


213 


604. 


Wm. Thornton 


429 


292 


- 


- 


605. 


Burgess Wall 


- 


- 


259 


214 


606. 


Nathaniel Edwards Jr. 


- 


293 


260 


- 


607. 


Ishmael Harwell 


430 


294 


- 


- 


608. 


Frederick Maclin 


431 


- 


- 


215 






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Page 113 



Isle of Wig fit County 
Wills 



Wills of Thomas Bullock - 1787 and Epaphioditus Butler - 1810 

Transcribed by Christopher M. Hooper 

Editor's Note: These wills have been transcribed from the original in the 
manner in which they were originally written. 

Will of Thomas Bullock 

In the Name of God Amen 

I Thomas Bulluck of Isle of White County being in Good Health and of 
parfick Sense and memory at this time praise be to all mighty God my 
heavenly maker I do begin to make this my Last will and Testement in 
manner and form as folleth first 

I Give my Sole unto the hands of all mighty God my heavenly make r hopin 
to receive free parden and forgivenness for all my Sins that I heave 
Commited and don on Earth and as for my Bodie tobe buried in a Criston 
Like manner after the Decrishon of my Excetors hear after 

first I Give the plantashon whear I now do Live on & aCordenly as I have 
mst made the bounds to my Son John Bulluck to him and the Eyrs of his 
Bodie for Ever and my Desk and a Cow and Calf and the sheep as I have 
all Redy givem Given to him and on Gh» Chest and Table as Stands by the 
table 

and I Give the Remain part of my Land from the Bounds as I have made up 
tourds the pecosen[?j to my Son obeider [Obediah?\ Bulluck to him and 
th#if the Eyrs of his of his Bodie for Ever and my Desire is for nither of 
them to Debar nither's one of aney Timber as their wont for their 
plantashons us in pecs and Quietness 
and I 

and my Desier is for all the Remain part of my Estate after the Decist of I 
and my wife to be Equilly Devided betwee" my Six Children namely obedier 
Bulluck John Bulluck Ledde Bulluck Mary Bulluck Peenelpy [ Penelope 7\ 
Bulluck and Elizabeth Bulluck and I Leave my to Lovin Sons Sons Obider 
Bulluck and John Bulluck Excetors of this my Last Will and Testement to 



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see it is don aCordin to my Will and Desir as wetness my hand and Seal this 
4 Day of December in a Domna 1787 

Test Thomas Bulluck \seal\ 

John Wrench 
Symon Wrench 
John Wrench J ur 



Will of Epaphroditus Butler 

In the name of God Amen I Epaphroditus Butler of the county of Isle of 
wight do make and ordain this my Last will and Testament in manner and 
form as followeth Viz 

Item I give and bequeath unto my son Jethro Butler one small Puter Dish 
and tow plates to him and his heirs for ever 

Item I give and bequeath unto my son James Butler one puter dish and 
three plates to him and his heirs for ever 

Item I give and bequeath unto my son Robert Butler one feather bed and 
fornature one mare colt one puter dish and four plates to him and his heirs 
for ever 

Item I Leave th e us e unto my Beloved wife Rachel Butler all the rest and 
Remaining part of my estate during her natural Life,, and after her death it 
is my will and desire that all the the property Procesed by my wife should be 
Equilfy divided between my children Viz Jethro, James, Robert, Agatha, 
Ailse, Juley Butler to them and thes heirs for ever, and lastly I do nomanate 
and appoint my sons Jethro and James Butler my executors to see this my 
will done and performed revoking all other or former wills made by me or 
suffered to be done in my name in witness where unto I have set my hand 
and seal this fift day of October 1810 

M Butler his 

Demsey Butler Epaphroditus Butler [seal] 

Isham Butler mark 

777/5 will was found in the Loose Papers of the Isle of Wight Circuit Court 
Unrecorded Wills, Ace. No. 32814, Archives and Records Division, Virginia State 
Library and Archives, Richmond, Virginia, and is published here with the kind 
permission of Dr. Louis H. Manarin, State Archivist. 



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Coioni&t WiMamsSurg 
Historical Monument 



Patriot's Monument at the Old Capitol in Colonial Williamsburg 

Submitted by Mrs. Guthrie Tolbert Pratt 

There is a monument in the courtyard of the old Capitol in Colonial 
Williamsburg, Virginia, which contains information of interest to those who 
have Southside Virginia connections. It was placed there by the Association 
for Preservation of Virginia Antiquities. On the front is a list of events which 
occurred at Raleigh Tavern and the Capitol before the Revolution. On the 
reverse side are the names of one hundred forty seven burgesses who, in 
1774, signed an agreement not to import or purchase British goods. 

The front of the monument: 

THE OLD CAPITOL 

Here Patrick Henry first kindled the flames of revolution by his resolutions 
and speech against the Stamp Act May 29-30 1765. 

Here March 12, 1773, Dabney Carr offered and the Convention of Virginia 
unanimously adopted the resolution to appoint a committee to correspond 
with similar committees in the other colonies: The first step taken towards 
the union of the states. 

Here May 15, 1776, the Convention of Virginia through resolutions drafted 
by Edmund Pendleton, offered by Thomas Nelson, Junior, advocated by 
Patrick Henry unanimously called on Congress to declare the colonies free 
and independent states. 

Here June 12, 1776, was adopted by the convention the immortal work of 
George Mason, the Declaration of Rights: and on June 29, 1776 the first 
written constitution of a free and independent state ever framed. 

The reverse side of the monument has the following list of names, given in 
three groups of four columns each, possibly corresponding with the three 
dates given in the heading, to wit: 

Members of the House of Burgesses who at the Raleigh Tavern May 18, 
1769 and May 27, 1774 and August 1774 entered into association against the 
importation or purchase of British manufactures. 



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Column I 

Philip Ludwell Grymes 
Nathaniel Edwards, Jr. 
William Cabell, Jr. 
George Washington 
Wilson Miles Cary 
Richard Henry Lee 
Robert Rutherford 
Patrick Henry, Jr. 
Thomas Nelson, Jr. 
William Macon, Jr. 
Joseph Hutchings 
Thomas Parramore 
Cornelius Thomas 
Thomas Claiborne 
Richard Anderson 
Thomas Jefferson 
Richard Randolph 
Josias Payne, Jr. 
Champion Travis 
Thomas Harrison 
James Scott, Jr. 

Column III 
Archibald Cary 
Charles Carter 
Carter Braxton 
Peter Johnston 
Thomas Whiting 
John Alexander 
John Blair, Jr. 
Thomas Johnson 
Richard Starke 
John Lewis, Jr. 
Charles Lynch 
Thomas Bayley 
Lewis Burwell 
Richard Baker 
Joseph Cabell 
Thomas Walker 
William Roane 
John Donelson 
James Bridger 
Gabriel Jones 
Richard Bland 



Peyton Randall Speaker 
Robert Carter Nicholas Treasurer 

Column II 
Nathaniel Terry 
Burwell Bassett 
William Clayton 
Thomas Glascock 
Benjamin Howard 
Alexander Trent 
Paul Carrington 
Southey Simpson 
Peter Poythress 
James Hamilton 
Willis Riddick 
Fourshee Tebbs 
Edward Osborne 
Francis Peyton 
Robert Munford 
Boiling Starke 
Robert Boiling 
Thomas Barbour 
William Acrill 
Hartwell Cocke 
John Harmanson 

Column TV 
Thomson Mason 
James Walker 
Thomas Scott 
John Woodson 
Abraham Hite 
Henry Taylor 
Severn Eyre 
George Ball 
John Wilson 
David Mason 
Hugh Inness 
John Talbot 
Richard Lee 
John Ackiss 
John Green 
Isaac Read 
James Wood 
Edwin Gray 
David Mead 
Henry Lee 
John Mayo 



At the bottom of the lists, not aligned with other columns 
Robert Munford, Mecklenburg 
Edward Hack Mosely, Jr. 



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Column I 

Robert Wornley Carter 
Bartholomew Dandridge 
Francis Lightfoot Lee 
Nicholas Faulcon, Jr. 
Benjamin Harrison 
Francis Slaughter 
William Langhorne 
Thomas Newton, Jr. 
Richard Mitchell 
Worlich Westwood 
James Taylor, Jr. 
Benjamin Watkins 

Column III 
Richard Adams 
Rodham Kenner 
Thomas Pettus 
Richard Hardy 
Peter LeGrand 
William Aylet 
John Bowdoin 
Joseph Nevil 
Samuel DuVall 
John Burton 
John Bowyer 
Charles May 



Group II 

Column II 
Edmund Pendleton 
William Harwood 
Henry Pendleton 
William Fleming 
Samuel McDowell 
James Edmondson 
Matthew Marable 
Edmund Berkeley 
James Montague 
John Hite 
John Banister 
Mann Page, Jr. 

Column IV 
James Speed 
James Henry 
Isaac Coles 
Henry Field 
John Walker 
James Polk 
Isaac Zane 
Henry Bell 
Henry King 
John West 
John Syme 
John Winn 



At the bottom of the group, not in columns: 

Lewis Burwell, Gloucester 
George Carter, Stafford 



Column I 

George Stubblefield 

Christopher Wright 

Column III 
George Brooks 
Allen Cocke 



Group III 

Column II 
William Fitzhugh 
Thomas Marshall 

Column TV 
Lemuel Riddick 
Dudley Digges 



Across the bottom of the columns: 

Thomas Mann Randolph 

James Mercer 
Peter Pressley Thornton 



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HaCifa^ County 
Powers of Attorney 



Selections from Halifax County Deed Books 43 - 46 (1836 - 1840) 

Submitted by J. C. Kolbe 



Continued from Vol. XI No. 2, pp. 72-77. 

Editor's Note: These powers of attorney recorded in the Halifax County Deed 
Books were selected and abstracted by Mr. Kolbe to identify persons who 
migrated from Halifax County, to give their place of residence and their continued 
ties with the county of Halifax. They are presented with the deed book number 
first and then the page number in that book 

DB 43, p. 73 Benjamin Browder, Jessee Browder, Cinis Browder, Jonathan 
Browder, Wm R. Bostick, Drury Wall; which Benjamin Browder, Jesse Browder, 
Cinis Browder, and Jonathan Browder are the children and heirs of Thompson 
Browder deed.; and Drury Wall who married Jane Browder and Tabitha Browder 
who married Wm Bosuck, appoint William P. Pulliam, all of the county of Halifax, 
Virginia, power of attorney to receive from John Sydnor, executor of David 
Thacker, deed., from the estate of Jones Browder deed., as legatees of the said 
Jones Browder, Drury Wall and William Bostick who married Jane and Tabitha 
Browder who are also children of the said Thompson Browder. 

Signed Benjamin Browder, Jesse Browder, Jonathan Browder, Wm R. Bostick and 
by his mark Drury Wall 

dated: 28 March 1836 recorded: 28 March 1836 

DB 43, p. 132 John H. Wimbish of the county of Halifax, and Abraham W. 
Wimbish of the county of Campbell, appoint Francis T. Taylor of the county of 
Hickman, Kentucky to transact business concerning land in Hickman County, 
Kentucky. 

Signed J H Wimbish and A W Wimbish 

dated: 2 May 1836. recorded: 2 May 1836 

DB 43, p. 136 William Terry and John H. Wimbish of Halifax County, Virginia 
appoint Francis T. Taylor of the county of Hickman, Kentucky, power of attorney 
to take to his possession a tract of land in Kentucky, part of a Military Warrant, 
12 August 1784 granted William Terry and Polly his wife, John Hunt and Elizabeth 
his wife, John H. Wimbish and Armistead Barkwell by deed of 3 November 1824. 
Land set apart for Virginia soldiers, on Little Obeon Creek south of the 
Tennessee River. 

Signed Wm Terry and J H Wimbish 

dated: 7 May 1836 recorded: 7 May 1836 



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DB 43, p. 194 Richard Mincha and Frances his wife of the county of Jackson, 
Tennessee, appoint John D. Gaines of Halifax County, Virginia, power of attorney 
to represent their part interest in the estate of Frances Gaines, formerly Frances 
Taylor, in the will or deed of gift of her father, Frank R. Taylor of King and 
Queen County, Virginia. Also to receive of the sheriff of Halifax County of Jacob 
Thomas of Halifax County as executor of John Martin. Also claims in the name 
of Thomas Gaines, William Drain [?] and Elizabeth his wife, and Richard Mincha 
and Frances his wife against Jacob Thomas. 

Richard Mincha and Frances Mincha, signed with their marks. 

dated: 8 December 1835 recorded: 16 Jury 1836 

DB 43, p. 196 William Danven and Elizabeth his wife of Jackson County, 
Tennessee, to John B. Gaines of Halifax County, Virginia, power of attorney to 
receive our interest in the estate of Francis Gaines, formerly Francis Taylor, held 
under the will or deed of gift of her father, Frank Taylor, of King and Queen 
County, Virginia, especially all monies and slaves from Jacob Thomas, executor of 
John Martin deed., and also the results of a suit in the name of Thomas Gaines, 
William Danvin and Elizabeth his wife, and Richard Mincha and Francis his wife, 
against Jacob Thomas executor of John Martin deed. 

dated: 8 December 1835 recorded: 16 Jury 1836 

DB 43, p. 257 John Portes and Norflet Portes his wife Fanny Kemp, heirs and 
joint heirs with Thomas P. Kemp of Nash County, North Carolina, of William P. 
Kemp, deed., NC appoint Thomas P. Kemp of the state of North Carolina, power 
of attorney to collect money in the state of Virginia. 

Signed John Portes and for his wife Norflet Portes 

dated: 11 February 1834. recorded: 22 August 1836 

DB 43, p. 298 Joel A Light of the county of Dyer, Tennessee, appoints brother 
Elias P. Light of the same county, power of attorney to transact business and land 
in the state of Virginia which came to him from his father Stephen Light 

Signed Joel A Light 

dated: 16 June 1836 recorded: 6 September 1836 

DB 43, p. 416 Carroll County, Tennessee, William H. Franklin to James B. Jones 
of the county and state aforesaid, power of attorney on account of Susan J. 
Franklin for whom I am guardian to receive all monies due Susan J. Franklin in 
Virginia. 

dated: 23 September 1836 recorded: 1 November 1836 

DB 43, p. 418 Joseph D. Scales of Carroll County, Tennessee, appoints James B. 
Jones of the same county, power of attorney to collect the amount due from 
Edward Franklin, deed, of the town of Danville, Virginia, for whom Jas S Easley 
was guardian. 

Signed Joseph D Scales 

dated: 23 September 1836 recorded: 1 November 1836 



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DB 43, p. 419 John H. Wimbish of Halifax County, Virginia, appoint Richard 
Watkins of the County of Fayette, Tennessee, power of attorney to demand his 
part from the will of Christopher Hunt, deed, of Fayette County. 

dated: 2 November 1836 recorded: 1 November 1836 

DB 43, p. 432 Surry County, North Carolina, William Evans and Rebecca Evans 
to James Evans of the county and state aforesaid, power of attorney to sell our 
interest in land on Difficult Creek in Halifax County, Virginia. 

dated: 17 October 1836 recorded: 12 November 1836 

DB 43, p. 466 James Sneed of Caswell County, North Carolina, appoint friend 
Abm. [Abraham] W. Wimbish of Campbell County, Virginia, power of attorney to 
convey land in Halifax County, Virginia adjoining land of Beverly C West, Thomas 
Spraggins, Elijah H. Caper and others, purchased of Johnaab George. 

Witness: Isham Moore Signed: James Sneed 

dated: 4 August 1831 recorded: 29 November 1836 

DB 43, p. 515 Richard Minchey and Frances Minchey his wife, formerly Frances 
Gaines, daughter of Richard Gaines and Francies Gaines, formerly Frances Taylor 
of King and Queen County, Virginia, and William Darwin and Elizabeth Darwin, 
his wife who was formerly Elizabeth Gaines, daughter of Richard and Frances 
Gaines; of Jackson County, Tennessee, appoint John S. Turner of Jackson County, 
Tennessee power of attorney. 

Signed William Darwin and Elizabeth Darwin; Richard Minchey and Frances 
Minchey signed with their marks 

dated: 6 November 1836. 

DB 43, p. 519 Joseph Crews of Hardimon County, Tennessee, to Thomas Hall, 
power of attorney of Halifax County, Virginia, to collect monies due me from law 
suits. 

dated: 5 December 1836 recorded: 7 January 1836? 

DB 43, p. 594 John Street of the county of Halifax, Virginia, departed this life 
intestate leaving several children and his widow, his heirs, among them William 
Street his son of Highland County, Ohio; Charles Rudder [?] administrator of the 
estate. William Street appoints Benjamin Brady of Highland County, power of 
attorney for the share of the estate due William Street 

Witnesses: Samuel Bell, John S White Signed William Street 

dated: 23 July 1834 recorded: 27 February 1837 

DB 44, p. 173 James Lovelace of Halifax County, Virginia, appoints Burgess M. 
Ferrell of Halifax County, power of attorney to recover from the estate of David 
Poiner, Sen'r. deed, money entitled to as guardian of my three children in the right 
of my wife, formerly Elizabeth Poyner, the granddaughter of the said David 
Poyner, deed, and the daughter of Thomas Poyner. 

Signed James Lovelace 

dated: 29 July 1837 recorded: 29 July 1837 



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DB 44, p. 197 Isaac Durham guardian of Martha Ann and Mary Glass orphans 
of William J. Glass, to Absolem Farmer of Mississippi, power of attorney to 
receive from sundry persons debts in the state aforesaid and to rent out lands. 

dated: 30 August 1837 recorded: 30 August 1837 

DB 44, p. 351 Selvanus S. Neal of Limestone County, Alabama, appoints Henry 
W. Hundley power of attorney to receive of Matthew I. Rowlett, John Lime, 
James E. Moon and William Butler, commissioners of Halifax County, Virginia, 
from the estate of late mother Elizabeth A Neal, deed, one seventh part of share 
of the estate. Money to be paid Elisha E. Hundley to whom his share of the 
estate he sold. 

Signed Selvanus S Neal 

dated: 17 November 1837 recorded: November 1837 

DB 44, p. 363 Melkejah Wilson and Rebecca his wife of Halifax County, Virginia, 
about to depart for the Western Country appoint Captain John Ferrell of 
aforesaid county, power of attorney to dispose of lands on the second fork of 
Birches Creek in Halifax County. Ferrell also to collect debts from Joseph Marsh 
and Elizabeth Nelson of Stokes County, North Carolina in the hands of John 
Banner. 

Witnesses: William Terry, Ambrose Haley, Recorded: 7 November 1837 

Kedge Wilson and Rebekah Wilson signed with their marks. 

Recorded: 27 November 1837 

DB 44, p. 370 Richard Logan, Executor of Samuel Williams, deed, of Halifax 
County, Virginia. Samuel Williams and John H. Wimbish of county aforesaid on 
18 October, 1818 purchased of Thomas Hudson of Halifax County, his interest in 
land granted Henry Moss by patent 5 July 1786 lying in the district set apart for 
officers and soldiers of the Continental Line, on the Cumberland River and Sandy 
Creek. Land deeded by Henry Moss to Thomas Hudson, John Hudson, Henry M. 
Hudson, Francis Hudson, William Hudson and Samuel Hudson dated 18 
November 1806 and recorded in Powhatan County, Virginia on 19 November 
1806. Richard Logan and John H. Wimbish appoint Francis T. Taylor of the 
county of Hickman, Kentucky to sell individual interest in the 1000 acres of land. 
Signed Richd Logan Exor of Saml Williams, J H Wimbish 

dated: 27 November 1837 recorded: 27 November 1837 

DB 44, p. 417 John H. Edmondson, guardian for William Thomas Wallington only 
heir of Paul Wallington, deed, of Halifax County, Virginia, appoints Jonathan B. 
Stovall of the said county, attorney to secure legacy that is due him from the estate 
of Armistead W. Wallington, deed, late of Tennessee. 

Witnesses: William Barksdale, Alexander Petty. 

Signed John H Edmondson, Guardian 

dated: 1 December 1837 recorded: 6 December 1837 

DB 44, p. 418 John P. Wallington and Obadiah Owen of Halifax County appoint 
Jonathan B. Stovall of said county, attorney to settle interest in the estate of 



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Armistead Wallington, deed., formerly of the said county and removed to the state 
of Tennessee. 

signed John P Wallington and Obadiah Owen 

with his mark 

dated: 11 November 1837 recorded: 6 December 1837 

DB 44, p. 432 StokJey Slayden of Graves County, Kentucky, appoints Armistead 
Bostick of said county to recover from Halifax County, Virginia that money due 
as heir of the estate of Eliza. Jones, deed, willed her by Thomas Dodson, deed. 

Signed StokJey Slayden 

dated: 14 October 1837 recorded: 20 December 1837 

DB 44, p. 450 Polly Brown of Halifax County, Virginia, to S. B. Tinsley of 
Hanover County, Virginia, power of attorney to sell a tract in Hanover County 
containing 98 acres assigned me in the division of my father's estate. 

dated: 30 December 1837 recorded: 1 January 1838 

DB 44, p. 451 John S. Franklin of Carroll County, Tennessee, to Charles B. 
Bomar, power of attorney to receive any demands against Edward J. Franklin of 
Halifax County, Virginia. 

dated: 25 November 1837 recorded: 2 January 1838 

DB 44, p. 483 (Mrs) Ann Pansomby [?] widow, of Dinwiddie County, Virginia, 
appoints David Shallow of Mecklenburg (County, Virginia) attorney to sell land 
in the state of Virginia. 

Signed Ann Pansomnby 

dated: 1 July 1837 recorded: 23 Januanry 1838 

DB 44, p. 517 Samuel Pate Jr. of Halifax County, Virginia, appoint William 
Sydnor of Halifax County, Virginia, attorney to sell stallions. 

Witnesses: James Young, Geo. W Davenport Signed Samuel Pate, Jr. 

dated: 19 February 1838 recorded: 19 February 1838 

DB 44, p. 629 Matthew I. Rowlett of Halifax County, Virginia, appoints Joseph 
W. Chambers of Jackson Western District, Tennessee, attorney to collect money 
from Wm W. Hurt and Samuel Dickinson and S. Cocke. 

Signed Matthew I Rowlett 

dated: 19 April 1838 recorded: 19 April 1838 

DB 45, p. 34 Joel Chappell of Madison County, Tennessee, to Elisha Barksdale 
Jr. of Halifax County, Virginia, power of attorney to sell all lands in Halifax 
County to which I am entitled. 

dated: 28 April 1838 recorded: 12 May 1838 

DB 45, p. 38 George Seamore and Liney Seamore of Henderson County, 
Tennessee, appoints Cornelius McHaney attorney to secure from William Warhop 



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my distributive share which descended to me from Frankey Petty, deed., late of the 
county of Halifax, Virginia. 

George Seamore and Liney Seamore, signed their marks 

dated: 2 April 1838 recorded: 22 May 1838 

DB 45, p. 185 John Murphey of Halifax County, Virginia, appoints John Colins 
or Clement M. Adkisson, or either, attorneys to transact business concerning lands 
belonging to the estate of my late father, John Murphey, and in possession of 
Mary Murphey as dower property. 

Signed John Murphey 

dated: 16 October 1838 recorded: 16 October 1838 

DB 45, p. 217 William Woden of Halifax County, Virginia, appoints John C. 
Michie attorney to settle land in Arkansas Military District 

William Woden, signed with his mark 

dated: 3 November 1838 recorded: 3 November 1838 

DB 45, p. 218 John Ladd of Halifax county, appoints John Michie attorny of said 
county to settle his share of the estate of deceased father in law, John Adkinson. 

signed John Ladd 

dated: 1 November 1838 recorded: 6 November 1838 

DB 45, p. 225 Cumberland County, Kentucky Thomas Cole and wife Martha, late 
Martha Godby, one of the daughters and heirs at law of Russel Godby and 
Christon Godby his wife late of Halifax County, Virginia, to our son Russel Godby 
Cole, power of attorney. Whereas Russel Godly died in Halifax County, Virginia 
and by his will there was a specific devises, and one to his wife Christean, the 
mother of the said Martha, at the death of Christean the estate to be divided 
between 4 daughters Martha, Caty, Nancy, Polly. We empower Russel Godly Cole 
to sell our interest in lands of Christean Cole deed. 

dated: 3 October 1838 recorded: 15 November 1838 

DB 45, p. 242 Thomas Childris of Spencer County, Indiana, to Fleming Childris 
of Caswell County, North Carolina, power of attorney to receive from the executor 
of Thomas Boyd deed, of Halifax County, Virginia, all legacies left me by his will, 
which was willed to me as one of the children and heirs of Elizabeth Boyd. 

dated: 25 August 1838 recorded: 27 November 1838 

DB 45, p. 292 Thomas P. Coats of Trigg County, Kentucky but now in Halifax 
County, Virginia, to James Faulkner, power of attorney to sue for any estate I 
have in Virginia, whereas I Thomas Coats having power of attorney from my 
mother, Susan Coats, of Trigg County, Kentucky, for any estate she has in 
Virginia. 

dated: 6 April 1838 recorded: 9 January 1839 

DB 45, p. 295 William Sadler and Nancy Sadler, his wife; John Sadler; Mary 
Sadler; Robert Sadler; Anderson Morris and Judith, his wife; and Martha 



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Thomerson, all of Halifax County, Virginia, appoint Levi Blankenship of same 
county, attorney to transact business in the interest of the above under the will of 
Pleasants Richards, deed, of Amelia County, Virginia. 

Signed William Saddler, Nancy Sadler, John Sadler, Robert Sadler, Anderson 
Morris, Judith Morris, Martha Thomerson, Mary Sadler, signed with their marks 

dated: 10 January 1839 recorded: 15 January 1839 

DB 45, p. 297 Robt W. Biggs; Edmund Owen, and Nancy, his wife; John H. 
Barley and Margarett, his wife; John Sale and Elizabeth, his wife; Peter Compton 
and Sarah, his wife; James Sale and Fanny, his wife, of Pittsh/vania County, 
Virginia, appoint Freemon Biggs attorney, as distributees in the estate of Robert 
Williams, deed. 

Signed Robert W Biggs, Edmund Owen, Nancy Owen, John W Barley, Margarett 
W Barley, John Sale, Elizabeth Sale, Peter Compton, James Sale, Frances Sale 

dated: 28 May 1838 recorded: 30 January 1839 

DB 45, p. 304 Reuben Church, Samuel Church, Johnathan Moss and Elizabeth 
Moss (his wife) of Henderson County, Kentucky, appoint friend Matthew Pickett 
of Haywood County, Tennessee, attorney to attend the division of the dower of 
Elizabeth Pickett, deed, late of Halifax County, Virginia. 

Signed Reuben Church and Samuel Church. 
John Moss and Elizabeth Moss signed with their marks 

dated: 22 October 1838 recorded: 28 January 1839 

DB 45, p. 329 Baldwin County, Mflledgeville, Georgia, 22 June 1836 Wm H. 
Chambers, John E. Chambers, _ief A Chambers to Thomas G. Chambers, power 
of attorney. 

recorded: 29 January 1839 

DB 45, p. 448 Samuel C. McDaniel, John Morris and Matilda his wife, and 
Permelia Brown of Perry County, Missouri, appoint Jonathan B. Stovall of Halifax 
County, Virginia, attorney to sell parcel of land on the waters of Terrible Creek 
surrounded by land of James Bruce, 100 acres, for the use and benefit of Jane 
McDaniel, formerly Jane Hoskins, wife of James McDaniel of same county. 

Signed Samuel McDaniel and John Morris; 
Matilda Morris and Permelia Brown, signed with their marks. 

dated: 8 November 1838 recorded: 4 June 1839 

DB 45, p. 473 Frances Phillips, (late widow of Nimrod Ferguson) and Emily 
Ferguson (daughter and heir at law of Nimrod Ferguson, deed., late of Halifax 
County, Virginia) of Fayette County, Tennessee, appoint William Warhop of 
Halifax County, Virginia, attorney to sell lands in Halifax County to which we are 
entitled as heirs of Nimrod Ferguson. 

Signed Frances Phillis and Emily Ferguson 

dated: 4 June 1839 recorded: 6 July 1839 



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DB 45, p. 504 Thomas Dodson of Halifax County, Virginia, died leaving a will 
and conditionally leaving a legacy to his granddaughter but if the said Eliza T. 
Dodson died without issue the legacy would go to the surviving children of Thomas 
Dodson. She married Booker James and died without issue. Dodson Puckett one 
of the revisionary legatees brought suit for property from Booker James, court 
ordered division equally among revisionary legatees. Frances Slayden, formerly 
Frances Dodson, one of the children of Thomas Dodson, and entitled to one 
seventh part of the legacy. She with her husband, Tolbert Slayden, residing in 
Graves County, Kentucky, appoint Jerman I. Wingo of Graves County to secure 
the property. 

Signed Tolbert Slayden and Frances Slayden 

dated: 29 June 1839 recorded: 7 August 1839 

DB 46 p. 85 State of Alabama, Green County. 

Harriet H. Bacon of county and state aforesaid duly appointed guardian by 
orphans court of Green County of my minor children, William Henry Bacon, 
Harriet P. Bacon, Waddy A Bacon, children of my late husband, Edmund P. 
Bacon deed, to James G. Richardson of Lunenburg County, power of attorney to 
settle with the executor of administration of the brother of my husband now deed, 
to wit John Bacon deed, who died in Halifax County, Virginia and to receive any 
part of the estate due me or my children. 

dated: 1 March 1839 recorded: 25 November 1839 

DB 46, p. 267 Ann O. Carter of Menard County, Illinois to Alexander S. Boyd of 
Menard County, power of attorney to receive from the executor of Alexander 
Carter late of Halifax County, Virginia, all monies due me. 

dated: 17 October 1839 recorded: 4 May 1840 

DB 46, p. 269 Richard E. Bennett of Menard County, Illinois to Alexander S. 
Boyd of Menard County, power of attorney to receive from the administrator or 
executor of the estate of Alexander Carter late of Halifax County, Virginia, deed., 
all monies which are due me in my own right or the right of my wife Maria 
Bennett 

Dated: 17 October 1839 recorded: 4 May 1840. 

to be continued 



Published here with the kind permission of the Archives and Records Division, 
Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Louis H. Manarin, 
State Archivist 



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THnutiddie County 
Bible Records 



Old Records and Books Belonging to Marvin L Rose 

Transcribed by Kathryn Sawyer Hooper 

Subject Old records and books belonging to Marvin L. Rose. 

A. Graves Bible 

B. Rose Bible 

C. Old books of Marvin L. Rose. 

Location: At the home of Marvin L. Rose, 2 miles east of Dinwiddie 
Courthouse, Virginia on Route #626, thence 5 miles south on Route #660, 
thence west 1.3 miles on Route #609, thence south 3.7 miles on Route #659, 
thence southwest .1 of a mile on Route #665. 

Date: Copyright date 1831. 

Owners: 

A. First owned by George Graves; next owned by Frances Graves Rose, 
daughter of George Graves. Owned today (1936) by Marvin L Rose, son 
of Frances Graves Rose. 

B. Owned by Marvin L. Rose. 

C. Owned by Marvin L. Rose. 

Description: 

A The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testament, together with 
the apocrypha. Published by McCarty and Davis, 171 Market Street; I. 
Ashmeal and Company, printers, Philadelphia. 1831. 

Historical Significance: 

A The following inscriptions are found in this Bible: (Graves Bible) 

Robert Graves, the son of Richard Graves and Dolly his wife was born 
the 30th of May 1791. 

George B. Graves the son of Richard Graves and Dolly his wife was born 
the 3rd of May 1796. 

Nancy Booth Tyus, daughter of Thomas Tyus and Frances Tyus his wife 
was born the 13th of November 1793. 



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George B. Graves and Nancy Booth Tyus were married the 1st day of 
October 1818. 

Richard Thomas Graves, son of George Graves and Nancy B. his wife 
was born the 19th of November 1819. 

William Henry Graves, son of George Graves and Nancy B. his wife was 
born the 2nd of August 1822. 

Thomas Blunt Graves, son of George Graves and Nancy B. his wife was 
born the 26th of November 1824. 

Robert Green Graves, son of George Graves and Nancy B. his wife was 
born the 6th of April 1827. 

Richard Hill Graves, the son of George and Nancy B. his wife was born 
the 30th of October 1828. 

Elizabeth Frances Graves, daughter of George Graves and Nancy B. his 
wife was the 17th of September 1830. 

Eldridge Blunt Graves, son of George Graves and Nancy B. his wife was 
born the 1st of October 1832. 

James Franklin Graves, the son of George Graves and Nancy B. his wife 
was born September 13th, 1837. 

Deaths: 

Richard Thomas Graves, son of George Graves and Nancy B. his wife, 
departed this life the 23rd of December 1822. Aged 3 yrs. 1 month and 
4 days. 

William Henry Graves, son of George Graves and Nancy B. his wife, 
departed this life the 11th of September 1826. Aged 4 years 1 month 
and 9 days. 

Eldridge Blunt Graves, son of George Graves and Nancy B. his wife 
departed this life the 11th of October 1836. Aged 4 yrs & 11 days. 

B. Inscriptions from the Rose Bible. 

Luzoam, daughter of Thomas Rose and Martha his wife born April 5, 
1814. 

Lottey, daughter of Thomas Rose and Martha his wife born April 9, 
1815. 

George W. son of Thomas and Martha his wife born October 4, 1816. 

Dolly, daughter of Thomas Rose and Martha his wife, born July 7, 
1818. 

Stith, son of Thomas Rose and Martha his wife born December 24, 1819. 



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Benjamin, son of Thomas Rose and Martha his wife born February' 18, 
1821. 

Peter Rose, son of Thomas Rose and Martha his wife born September 
7, 1822. 

Poll)', daughter of Thos. Rose and Martha his wife born December 27, 
1823. 

Lucy and Turon, children of Thos. Rose and Martha his wife born Jan. 
4, 1826. 

Eliza Rose, daughter of Thomas Rose and Martha his wife, born May 1, 
1828. 

Thos. Rose 2nd, son of Thos. Rose and Martha his wife born October 
3, 1829. 

Mary Ann, duaghter of Thomas Rose the 2nd, and Elizabeth Frances 
Graves his wife, born October 23, 1853. 

Richard Milton, son of Thos. Rose the 2nd, and Elizabeth Frances 
Graves his wife, born Jury 1, 1857. 

Everette Graves, son of Thos. Rose the 2nd, and Elizabeth Frances 
Graves, his wife, born July 23, 1859. 

Martha Lilla, daughter of Thos. Rose the 2nd and Elizabeth Frances 
Graves, his wife, born August 28, 1860. 

Susan Frances, daughter of Thos. Rose the 2nd and Elizabeth Frances 
Graves his wife was born April 14, 1862. 

Thomas Everette, son of Thos. Rose the 2nd and Elizabeth Frances 
Graves his wife was born September 12, 1863. 

Marvin Lucius, son of Thos. Rose the 2nd and Elizabeth Frances Graves 
his wife was born February 15, 1872. 

Marriages: 

Thomas Rose the 2nd and Elizabeth Frances Graves were married the 
5th day of January 1853. 

George W. Rose was married to V. J. Anderson the 12th of December 
1844. 

C. Old books owned by Marvin L. Rose. 

Petrus Crinkus 

De 

Historicus 

ac 

Oratoribus Latinus 

Copyright Date 1804. 



The Southside Virginian, Vol. XI No. 3 Page 129 



The 

Rural Economy of The West of England 

Including Devonshire 

And points of Somersetshire 

And 

Cromwell 

Together with 

Minute in Practice 

By Mr. Marshall 

1797. 

An Essay On the 

Principle of Population 

or a 

View of its past and present effects on 

Human Happiness 

With 

An Inquiry into our Prospects 

Respecting the future removal 

Or Multiplication of the Evils 

Which it Occasions 

By T. R. Malthus, A. M. 

Vol 2 

1st American from the 

3rd London Edition 

Washington City 

Printed and Published by Roger Chew Weightman 

Pennsylvania Ave. 

1809. 

To 

Major General Winfield Scott 

The 1st American Edition 

of the 

Memories and Campaigns 

of one of the most distinguished soldiers of Europe 

Copyright Date 1814 



This transcription was found in the Works Progress Administration of Virginia 
Historical Inventory, Dinwiddie County, 1936, Film 509, Reel 9, Archives and 
Records Division, Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, Virginia, and 
is published here with the kind permission of Dr. Louis H Manarin, State 
Archivist 



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'Bucf&gfiam County 
Bible Records 



Bible of Nicholas Mills & Ann Eliza Horsley (1781 - 1873) 

Transcribed by Christopher M. Hooper 

Owned by Mrs. Charley N. Smith, Rt. 1, Box 2070, Manteo, Buckingham, VA 
23921 

Contributed by Hazel Letts Williamson, Chairman Genealogical Records 
Committee, Blue Ridge Chapter NSDAR, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1990 

New Testament 

New York 

Robinson & Franklin 

Broadway 

1839 

Page 1 

Family Register 

Marriages 

Nicholas Mills, Jr. Richmond City to Ann E. Horsley of Buckingham, 25 th of 
November 1841 

Mary Elizabeth to Camm Patteson of Buckingham County at Island View 3 rd 
March 1863 

Sallie Payne Mills to Otho Sutton of Baltimore City July 21, 1868 at Island 
View by Rev Dr Ridout (?) 

Ella Y Mills to John G. Friend of Petersburg by the Rev. Rob 1 A. Gibson at 
Island View June 4, 1872 

(This space is occupied by a newspaper clipping date line June 4, 1873, an 
obituary of the death of Ella Y. Friend) 

Page 2 

Births 

Nicholas Mills Born December 14, 1817 at Buckhill Chesterfield County Va. 

Ann Eliza Horsley my wife Born January 27 th 1822 at Travellers Rest 
Buckingham County Va. 

Mary Elizabeth Mills Born March 12 1843 Sunday night Vi past ten Oclock 
Travellers Rest Buckingham County Va. 



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Sallie Payne Mills Born February 9 th 1845 Sunday Night 8 Oclock at 
Travellers Rest, Buckingham County, Va. 

Born December 5 th 1852 8 Oclock Sunday morning a lovely little boy. 

Ella Yancey Mills Born May 10 th 1854 2 Oclock in the morning (Monday) at 
Island View Buckingham County. 

Anna Crawford Mills Born August 2 nd 1862 1 Oclock Saturday morning at 
Island View Buckingham County. 

Mills Dorsey Sutton and Mary Hillard Sutton, son and daughter of Otho 
Sutton and Sallie Paine Mills born July 26, 1869 at Island View Buckingham 
County., Va. 

Warwick Douglass Patteson, son of Camm Patteson and Mary Elizabeth 
Mills born minutes after five PM January 4 th 1864 at Island View, 
Buckingham Co. Va. 

Page 3 

Births 

Nicholas Mills Sr son of Nicholas & Nancy Mills was born Hanover County 
Novr. 23 rd 1781. 

Sally Ronald — Daughter of Andrew Ronald & Sally Payne, daughter of 
Josiah Payne of Goochland County was born at Richmond City Feby 20 th 
1788. 

Nicholas Mills Sr was married to Sally Ronald in the town of Manchester 
August 10 th 1805. 

Issue of Nicholas Mills Sr and Sally his wife — George born at Manchester 
Monday about 2 Oclock April 28 th 1806. 

William born at Manchester Saturday Vz past 6 Oclock morning May 7 th , 
1808. 

Jane Nicaline born at Manchester at 5 Oclock morning 2 nd Augt 1809 — 
Died and buried in Hanover her fathers birthplace on 8 th Sept. 1810. 

Sarah Ann — Born in Manchester Saturday morn 9 Oclock 20 th Octr 1810. 

Charles Spotswood Born in Manchester Tuesday evening 9 Oclock Sept 29 th 
1812. 

Mary Cooper Born in Manchester Wednesday 2 Oclock in the afternoon 
October 12 th 1814 — Married R. B. Corbin 19 th Nov 1839 — Died 10 th April 
1852 leaving 2 sons & 2 daughters. 

Julia Born at Manchester Feby 9, 1816, died at Buckhill Oct 30 th 1820 
Nicholas Born at Buckhill Sunday afternoon 1 Oclock Dec r 14 th 1817 



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Jane Ronald born at Buckhill Sunday morning Sept 6 th 1819 — 

Frances Payne Born Buckhill Thursday morning 3 Oclock Feby 15 th 1821 — 
died 17 th October 1823. 

Nancy Born at Buckhill Friday Evening Vi past 11 Oclock July 12 th 1822 — 
died 23 rd March 1824 — 

Andrew Ronald Born at Buckhill Monday morning May 17 th 1824 — died 
July 4 th 1825 — 

Ronald Born at Buckhill Wednesday Vi past 8 Oclock Oct 26 th 1825 

Robert Born at Buckhill Tuesday morning Vi past 4 Oclock Nov r 20 th 1827. 
Died 2 nd May 1828 — 

Page 4 

Deaths 

Sally Mills Died in Richmond Saturday morning 17 th Jany 1857, 4 Oclock My 
poor Mother. NM Jr. 

William Mills my 2 nd oldest brother died in Philadelphia 26 th day of June 

1861 NMJr 

Nicholas Mills my beloved father died at his residence in Richmond Sept 13 th 

1862 at the advanced age of 81 leaving no enemies but a large circle of 
friends who with his six children deeply lament their loss. 

Anna Crawford Mills Died of Pneumonia following Diptheria no Sunday 
morning 30 minutes after 12 Oclock August 20 th 1865. My dearest Pet was 
as sweet as a mortal being could be. She is now with angels. NM 

Died July 26, 1869 Mary Hillard Sutton, Daughter of Otho Sutton & Sallie 
his wife. 

Died July 1 st 1871 Claude Sutton age 9 months. Son of Otho Sutton and 
Sallie his wife. 

Died in Richmond City 4 th June 1873 Ella Y. Friend. Dearest Ella we all 
grieve and weep for thee. 



This transcription was found in the Bible Records, Accession No. 33849, 
contained in the Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, Virginia, 
and is published here with the kind permission of Dr. Louis H. Manarin, 
State Archivist 



The Southside Virginian, Vol. XI No. 3 Page 133 



Amelia, & O^pttoway counties 
Family History and Bible Record 



A Southside Family Goes West 

The Bible records of John Motley 
Submitted by John Hale Stutesman 

A Bible now in the hands of Ann Griffiths, 112 Lewis Court, 
Greensburg, Kentucky, 42743, contains a record of the life and family 
of "John Mottley Jun(ior)" who was "Born 27th May 1774," married 
twice, had eight children, and migrated west from Virginia to 
Kentucky where he "Departed this life 20th June 1828." That record, 
with the accompanying family record of his son-in-law, Josiah 
Brummal, who bought the Bible at the estate sale in 1828, is 
published here because Motley and his ancestors for several 
generations were residents of the "Southside." 

John Motley (Mottley), born 27 May 1774 in Amelia County, Virginia, 
was a son of Joel and Mary (Williams) Motley who were married in 
1769 in Amelia County. Joel was a son of Joseph and Elizabeth 
(Forrest) Motley who came out of Gloucester County, Virginia, to 
settle in that part of Amelia County which would become Nottoway 
County. * 

In 1799, Matthew Robertson rendered to the Amelia County Court 
his account of his guardianship of "John Mottley, Orphan of Joel 
Mottley" who, that record stated, "came of age on 27 May 1795." b 
That was the man who marked in his own Bible, "John Mottley Jun. 
Born 27th May 1774." 

Official marriage records of Amelia County show that John Mottley 
made bond there 21 December 1798 for his marriage to Polly 
Williams Elmore, daughter of Thomas Elmore. They were married 
25 December 1798 by Rev. John Skurrey. Although he did not note 
her maiden name, John Mottley wrote in his Bible: 



■ 17A8 Feb. 1737/38 Joseph Mottley of the County of Gloster bought land on Flat Creek in 
Amelia County. Deed Book 1, p. 112. 
b Will Book 6, p. 56 



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"John Mottley Jun. married on the 25th December 
1798 Polley Williams Mottley Born 30th August 1783." 

That marriage produced the eight children mentioned in the Bible 
record, including the Elizabeth Elmore Mottley who would marry 
Josiah Brummal in 1828 in Green County, Kentucky, and a son, 
William Mottley, who would die gallantly at the Battle of San Jacinto 
which was so crucial in the fight for independence of Texas. 

The household of John Mottley Jr. was counted in the 1810 census of 
Amelia County, Virginia, with 21 slaves. In December of that year, 
he bought the land in Green County, Kentucky, where he would 
spend the rest of his life. 

After the death there of his first wife, John Mottley married in 1821 
Sylvia Wilkinson Hundley, a daughter of Josiah and Elizabeth 
(Motley) Hundley, who had been neighbors to the Motleys on Flat 
Creek waters in Virginia. 

John Mottley died, as noted in his Bible, 20 June 1828. He was 
buried in the "Motley" Cemetery in southeastern Green County, 
Kentucky, under a gravestone which his widow, who preferred a single 
't' in her name, inscribed: 

John Motley 
27 May 1774 
20 June 1828 

His widow joined him there in 1865, surviving the Civil War; although, 
as late as December 1864, when she made her will, she did not 
perceive its outcome. Her bequests of slaves in Kentucky in the last 
winter of that war show that the elderly lady misunderstood its 
purpose and certain end. 

John Hale Stutesman 

Editor's Note: The author of these notes accompanying the Bible 
records of John Mottley and his son-in-law Josiah Brummal 
has published a large study of his Virginia ancestry, including 
notes on Motley and Hundley families. Some Watkins 
Families of Virginia and their Kin: Abbott, Anderson, Bass, 
Clay, Cox, Farrar, Hancock, Hundley, Montague, Moseley, 
Randolph, Walthall, Woodridge is available from the author 
at 305 Spruce Street, San Francisco, CA 94118. 

The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, with 
Arguments Prefixed to the Different Books; and Moral and 



The Southside Virginian, Vol. XI No. 3 Page 135 



Theological Observations Illustrating each Chapter: Composed by The 
Rev. Mr. Oster Vald, Professor of Divinity, and One of the Ministers 
of the Church Neuchatel in Switzerland Translated at the desire of 
and recommended by The Society For Propagating Christian 
Knowledge. Edinburgh. Printed by Mark and Charles Kerr, His 
Majesty's Printers; and sold by James Gillies, Bookseller, Glasgow. 
MDCCXCVII 

John Mottley Jun. Born 27th May 1774 

Polley Williams Mottley Born 30th August 1783 
Married on the 25th December 1798 

A Son Born on 19th November 1801 & died on 29th November 1801 
- is 1 1 days 

Thomas Williams Mottley, Son of John & Polley Born 9th May 1803 

Parksill Mottley, Son of John & Polley Born 12 January 1806 

James Dunlop Mottley, Son of John & Polley Born 22nd February 
1808 

Elizabeth Ellmore Mottley, Daughter of John & Polley Born 30th 
January 1810 

William Mottley, Son of John & Polley Born 24th January 1812 

Martha Ann Mottley, Daughter of John & Polley Born 16th June 
1814 

Polley Williams Mottley, Daughter of John & Polley Born 21st 
November 1817 



Polley Williams Mottley, wife of John Mottley, departed this life the 
8th December 1817. 

John Mottley, Jr. departed this life 20th June 1828 



John Mottley Junr. Born 27th May 1774 

Sylvia Wilkinson Hundley Born 30 July 1785 
Married on the 12th April 1821 

This Bible was bought by Josiah Brummal at John Mottley's Sale in 

1 1 1828. 

And was the Family Bible of said John Mottley Jr. 

signed J F? Brummal 



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Mary W. Mottley alias Tucker departed this life 31st July 1837 
without leaving no child. 

Wm Mottley was killed in the Battle at San Jacinto & Taking of St. 
Anna in Texas 1836. 



At the end of the Apocrypha is the following: 

Josiah Brummal and Mary Chasteen Hundley were married 
November 27th 1838 

First Child Still Born February 1840 

Elizabeth Francis Brummal Born 25th September 1841 

Mary Louisa Brummal was Born 20th March 1844 
and departed this life 12th February 1845 

Elijah Hundley Brummal Born 21st February 1846 

Mary Minny Brummal Born 28th November 1848 or 49? 

Josiah Hundley Brummal Born 29 March 1851 

Mary Chasteen Brummal departed this life 16th March 5V* o'clock 
PM 1851 Leaving E. Francis, Elijah H., Mary M., & Josiah H. 
Brummal four children living 

Josiah Brummal departed this life on the 25th day of July 1861 

On the reverse side is the following: 

Josiah Brummal was born 30th November 1799 

Elizabeth Elenore Mottley was born 30 January 1810 
and was married the 6th May 1828 

John Mottley Brummal was born 20th November 1829 

Josiah Cary Brummal was born 8th June 1832 

Josiah Cary Brummal departed this life 23rd March 1834 

Henry Cary Brummal was born 22nd July 1835 

Elizabeth E. Brummal departed this life 13 November 1837 leaving 
two sons John M. & Henry C. Brummal 

Henry C. Brummal departed this life 19 March 1842 



The Southside Virginian, Vol. XI No. 3 Page 137 



Surry County 
Court Records 



A Day in Court of Surry County, Virginia, 24 th June 1687 

Submitted by Doris Y. Stone 

Transcribed from the original found in Surry County Deeds & Wills 
1684-1687, p. 83, located at the Surry County Court House. 

To the Worsp" Comission er for Surry William Carpender humbly 
sheweth as being Foreman of the Grand Jury Hee presenteth 

M r W m Simons for not Cleareing the highway twext his owne Mill & 
Savages runn: also I doe present M r Jn° King because he hath not 
cleared the roade according to Law; I doe also present Anthony Hale 
as being a pson without a being and skulkes from place to place, I 
doe also present Henry Francis Jun r as a pson without a being, I doe 
also present Jeremia Ellis for stopping the Kings roade, W m Rogers 
presents X to pher Bly from refraineing from Church and never comes: 
Tho: Bage presents Roger Willia's for Comeing to Church drunk, I 
doe present W m Foreman as survey' of Heighwaies for not keepeing 
his roade according to Law: I doe also present W m Foreman for 
employing his man of a Sabbath day, upon unlawfull affaires: I doe 
also present Francis Regan for killing of unlawfull Hoggs, W m Dennis 
for violateing the Sabeth by the report of Robert austen I doe also 
p'sent Willia' Harvy for trespassing upon orphants Land I doe also 
present Tho: Bird as being disconted in the possession, of his Land, 
I doe also present Thomas Bird for not well grindeing of Corne by 
the Informacon of M r Harrison, Noah Barefoot p r sents Jn° Phillipps 
for keeping a whore in his house & getting a bastard I doe present 
Theophilus as a runagade not planting of Corne, I doe present M r 
Maiden for Employing himselfe & man of Sabbath day for lookeing 
for sow's and Piggs, Charles Savage presents Geo: Holly & Susanna 
Hale { Wale?} for Common fame. I doe present Tho: Pittman Jun r 
for not goeing to Church, Timothy Walker for not goeing to Church, 



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Arthur Davis presents Jn° Bishop for not goeing to Church: Jn° 
Finlea I doe present Tho: Cooke for not goeing to Church, Tho: 
Cockrum for not goeing to Church, I doe present Timothy Walker for 
being drunk in the Church of a Sabbath day. Edward Newby presents 
Tho: Edwards for absenting himselfe from Church and Carieing a 
Mare over the River the last Sabbath day by Information of his owne 
wife: I present Richard Shaw for absenting himselfe from the Church 

W m P^ Rogers Arthur Davis W 111 ^/Carpinder 

sigu: yj sigu: signum 



Edw^Y Newby 



signu: 



John Pitford 
Charles Savidge 
Tho: # Bage 
signu 
James Wadkins 
sign: 



John Finley 
W m Cockerham 
Noahy^/Barefoot 
sign: 
Patrick Lashley 






Vera Rocord 6 June 24 th 1687 



M Edwards C7 Cur 




5oLrt\\6\p£ V/l6qiMiA\ - V[Ot 



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Parish, m to Hannah Lamkin ( dau of Jane (?) Lamkin). Dorothy L. Groh, 
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BREWER, GROVE, SKYNNER/SKINNER- Seek m info on Margaret Brewer 
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Seek proof as to which man she married. Will exchange. Ralph P. Leinhaas, 
236 Claremont St, Petersburg, VA 23805-1415. 

COX: Seek parents/sibs of Henry Cox b cl730 VA, m Ann Madison Charlotte 
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GRAYSON: Will exchange info with TN/NC/VA Grayson researchers. John 
Grayson m Sarah Frick cl830 in TN. Seek parents of both. Betty L Clarke, 
1015 West Ave. "H", Lovington, NM 88260. 

WADE: Robert Wade b cl713 probably Goochland, m Elizabeth cl755 and had 
issue: Sarah m William Stokes; Robert T m Anne Stokes; John, Edward, 
Stephen, Charles, and Mary m McMucan Hunt. Seeking other researchers of 
this family? Particularly want name of Robert and Elizabeth's parents. ADene 
Schooler, 1069 Wflmington Ave., San Jose, CA 95129. 

KNOTT: Seek parents/sibs of James Knott b 1752 New River, Augusta Co, m 
1780 Augusta Co, d 1805 Washington, VA Rev War Vet, m Elizabeth _?^ ch: 
James b 1781; Nicholas b 1783; Mary b 1785; Elizabeth b 1788. Aflen K. 
Jeffries, 9005 Cheri Dr., Knoxvffle, TN 37923-2316. 



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HANSEN, HOLUBAR, HOWARD, KLUCHECK, PONTUS, THIENES: Any 
of these surnames found in documents from 1698-1798 Kent Co? Wilhelm Josef 
Thienes m Felicity Riemer 1786 at Wittlkh, (Trier), Germany. Georg Holubar 
m 1745 to Jozefa LyT in Hradek-Kralove, Czechoslovakia. Interest in 
genealogies middle ages. Willem Pontus, Wybra Hansen of Leyden, Holland. 
Richard Allen Morrissey, 28656 Murrieta Rd.', Sun City, CA 92586. 

SEAMORE/SEEMORE/SEYMOUR: Seek info on Zachariah Seamore 
(Seemore/Seymour) m Susanna LeGrand, bondsman John LeGrand, Halifax Co 
1807. Moved to Elbert Co, GA 1810-20, d there 1860-70. Who were his 
parents/sibs? Mrs. Guthrie T. Pratt, 6714 Townsend Dr., Erie, PA 16505. 

BEASLEY: Richard Beasley d 1770/72 Amelia Courthouse, m Ann Pitts, had son 
Ambrose d 1794/95 Nottoway Co, wife Sarah; their son William (1750-1802) m/1 
Ann Hurt, m/2 Mary _?_. William had son Richard Reynolds Beasley (1803- 
1862) d Pr George Co. Who were Sarah and Mary? Mrs James M Ruhmann, 
P O Box 516, Portland, TX 78374. 

ARNOLD: Seek parents of James Arnold and his wife Mildred _?_. Ch: James, 
John, Elisha, Creasy Hazzlewood, Lucy Ogdorn, Betty Cooper, and Mildred 
Hightower. His will dated 1775 probated 1776 Mecklenburg Co. Sarah Bear, 
6558 Cedar Ave., Pennsauken, NJ 08109. 

Exchange: PEMBERTON, BONDURANT, WILLIS, WORTHINGTON, 
JENNINGS. James H. Pemberton, PO Box 1538, Behon, TX 76513. 

FERGUSON, MORTON: Seek parents of Bryant Ferguson b cl736, d 1823 in 
Fayette Co, KY, m Nancy Moore Morton. Served French & Indian War from 
Amelia Co. Served Rev War from Charlotte Co. Blanche Tompkins, 360 W. 
20th St, San Bernardino, CA 92405. 

MURRAY: Seek the name of the wife and countess of John Murray, Earl of 
Dunmore, and Gov of VA 1772-1775. Did they reside in VA in the Spottswoode 
Palace at Williamsburg City? Richard Morrissey, 28656 Murrieta Rd., Sun City, 
CA 92686. 

MAJOR Seek info on John Major b 1722, son of George Major who m 
Iremonger. Ch of George: Richard b 1707; Jane b 1710; Samuel b 1712; George 
b 1717; Francis b 1719, Iremonger b 1725; and John b 1722. Seek wife/children/ 
death info on this John? Also info other sons of George. Herbert D. Hendricks, 
7 W. River Rd, Poquoson, VA 23662. 

POSTEN/POSTON/PASTON: Seek info on Poston Family of Henry Co. 
Edward Poston m Pheby Parsley 1801 Henry Co. Solomon Poston m Bethenia 
Roberts 1818. Postons came from Charles Co, MD and were closely assoc. with 
Dent family in Henry Co. Seek background. Jack Hockett, 270 Iven Ave., 2-C, 
St David's, PA 19087. 



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GLASS, CAMPER/KEMPER, LISTON: Seek info/parents/sibs of Susan F. Glass 
b VA, moved Madison, AL 1800s, m Benjamin Lawson Camper/Kemper b 
Wilson, TN, moved Madison, AL. Vincent Glass Jr m Susannah Liston b VA 
moved Madison AL cl810. Are they Susan's parents? John Kemper b 1792 
Germany. Carolyn T. Nogues, 7709 Charlotte Dr., HuntsviDe, AL 35802-2863. 

Exchange: GILLIAM, IVY, LOWRY. Have extensive data on the first two 
surnames and will gladly share. Faith G. Fh/the, 76 Washington St, Exeter, 
NH 03833. 

MITCHELL, ABEL Shatteen Coker Mitchell "apprenticed to ABEL, mfgr. 
cotton gins." Was Abel a surname or was it Abel Jackson b 1766, orphan of 
Hezekiah, Amelia Co who was "bound" to John Mitchell in 1777? Mary M. 
Clarke, P O Box 166, Fraitland Park, FL 34731. 

BASS, MOSELEY: Seek name with proof of wife of Edward Bass (1754-1834), 
Rev War Chesterfield Co. Ch: Richard, Rolling, Elam, Benjamin, Walthal, 
Daniel, Phoebe, Mary Porter, Ann Jordan, Rebecca Ann Moseley, Lucy Ann, 
Martha Ann. Edward's w/3 Rebecca Ann Moseley. Miss Catharine Bass, 12 
Wactor St, Sumter, SC 29150. 

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John Sanders 1776 GA, both Quakers. Massey d in OH or IN. Seek any early 
1700s info on Tims/ThemsAbms families of VA- Patricia K. Brown, 2018 
Walbnrg Rd., Burlington, WI 53105. 

GATEWOOD: Seek parents of Nicholas Gatewood b VA 1810, m Sally _? 
cl835. Nicholas in Hardeman Co, TN 1840. Settled Saulsbury, TN area near 
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Burnett (son of Osborn L.) 1858 Hardeman Co, TN. Helen Sain Hazelton, 524 
Ridgeway, Bolivar, TN 38008. 

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Daines/Daynes the dau of Sir William Daines from Bristol England. Lewis d 
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Linden, CA 95236. 

MAXWELL Seek info on Maxwells born in VA but moving to NC. John 
Maxwell b NC 1796. Believe parents or gr-parents came from VA Mr. Lynn 
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Index • VoL XI No. 3 



Abbott 135 


Harriet P. 126 


Martha Ann 


Bishop 


Abel 142 


John 126 


142 


Jno. 139 


Abernathy 107 


Waddy A 126 


Phoebe 142 


Blair 


John 111 


William Henry 


Richard 142 


John 117 


Acltiss 


126 


Rolling 142 


Bland 


John 117 


Bage 


Thomas 112 


Richard 117 


Acrill 


Thomas 138, 


Walthal 142 


Blankenship 


William 117 


139 


Bassett 


Levi 125 


Adams 


Bailey 107 


Burwell 117 


Blinco 


Isaac 109 


Baker 


Batts 


Rebeccah 140 


James 109, 


Richard 117 


William 109 


Bly 


112 


Balfour 


Bayley 


Christopher 


Peter 113 


James 111 


Thomas 117 


138 


Richard 118 


Ball 


Bear 


Boist 107 


Adkinson 


George 117 


Sarah 141 


Boiling 


John 124 


Banister 


Beasley 


Robert 117 


Adkisson 


John 118 


Ambrose 141 


Bomar 


Clement M. 


Banner 


Mary 141 


Charles B. 


124 


John 122 


Richard 141 


123 


Aldridge 107 


Barbour 


Richard 


Bondurant 141 


Alexander 107 


Thomas 117 


Reynolds 


Boon 107 


John 117 


Barefoot 


141 


Bos tick 


Allen 107 


Noah 138, 


Sarah 141 


Armistead 


Anderson 135 


139 


William 141 


123 


Richard 117 


Barksdale 


Bell 


William R. 


V. J. 129 


Elisha 123 


Henry 118 


119 


Armstrong 107 


William 122 


Samuel 121 


Bosuck 


Arnold 


Barkwell 


Bennett 


William 119 


Elisha 141 


Armistead 


Maria 126 


Bowdoin 


James 141 


119 


Richard E. 


John 118 


John 141 


Barley 


126 


Bowyer 


Mildred 141 


JohnH. 125 


Berkeley 


John 118 


Ashley 107 


Margarett 125 


Edmund 118 


Boyd 


Austen 


Barnes 107 


Bethshears 


Alexander S. 


Robert 138 


William 109 


Thomas 110 


126 


Aylet 


Bass 107, 135 


Biggs 


Elizabeth 124 


William 118 


Benjamin 142 


Freemon 125 


Thomas 124 


Bacon 


Catharine 142 


Robert W. 


Bozwell 


Edmund P. 


Daniel 142 


125 


William 112 


126 


Edward 142 


Bird 


Bracey 


Harriet H. 


Elam 142 


Thomas 138 


Thomas 112 


126 


Lucy Ann 142 







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Brady 


Henry Cary 


Burwell 


Cary 


Benjamin 121 


137 


Lewis 117, 


Archibald 117 


Branscombe 


J. F. 136 


118 


Wilson Miles 


Richard 110 


JohnM. 137 


Butler 


117 


Brantley 107 


John Mottley 


Agatha 115 


Caudle 


Brasswell 107 


137 


Ailse 115 


Richard 111 


Braxton 


Josiah 134, 


Demsey 115 


Chambers 


Carter 117 


135, 136, 137 


Epaphroditus 


-iefA 125 


Brewer 


Josiah Cary 


115 


JohnE. 125 


John 112, 140 


137 


Isham 115 


Joseph W. 


Margaret 140 


Josiah H. 137 


James 115 


123 


William 111 


Josiah 


Jethro 115 


Thomas G. 


Bridger 


Hundley 


Juley 115 


125 


James 117 


137 


M 115 


William H. 


Brooks 


Mary 


Rachel 115 


125 


George 118 


Chasteen 


Robert 115 


Chappell 


Browder 


137 


William 122 


Joel 123 


Benjamin 119 


Mary Louisa 


Cabell 


Charles 


Cinis 119 


137 


Joseph 117 


Lewis 110 


Jane 119 


MaryM. 137 


William 117 


Childris 


Jesse 119 


Mary Minny 


Cain 


Fleming 124 


Jessee 119 


137 


George 112 


Thomas 124 


Jonathan 119 


Bulluck 


Callahan 142 


Church 


Jones 119 


Elizabeth 114 


Camper 


Reuben 125 


Tabitha 119 


John 114 


Benjamin 


Samuel 125 


Thompson 


Ledde 114 


Lawson 142 


Claiborne 


119 


Mary 114 


Caper 


Thomas 117 


Brown 


Obediah 114 


Elijah H. 121 


Clanton 


Patricia K. 


Obedier 114 


Carpender 


Thomas 109 


142 


Obeider 114 


William 138 


Clark 


Permelia 125 


Penelope 114 


Carpinder 


George 112 


Polly 123 


Thomas 114, 


William 139 


Clarke 


Bruce 


115 


Carr 


Betty L 140 


James 125 


Burch 


Dabney 116 


MaryM. 142 


Brummal 


Samuel 112 


Carrington 


Clay 135 


E. Francis 137 


Burgess 


Paul 117 


Clayton 


Elijah H. 137 


William 113 


Carter 


William 117 


Elijah Hundley 


Burnett 142 


Alexander 


Cloninger 107 


137 


George L. 


126 


Coats 


Elizabeth E. 


142 


AnnO. 126 


Susan 124 


137 


Osborn L. 142 


Charles 117 


Thomas 124 


Elizabeth 


Burton 


George 118 


Thomas P. 


Francis 137 


John 118 


Robert 


124 


Henry C. 137 




Wornley 
118 





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Cocke 
Allen 118 
Hartwell 117 
S. 123 

Cocker ham 
William 139 

Cockrum 
Thomas 139 

Cole 
Christean 124 
Martha 124 
Russel Godby 

124 
Russel Godly 

124 
Thomas 124 

Coles 
Isaac 118 

Colins 
John 124 

Collier 
Benjamin 111 
Charles 110 
Isaac 110 
John 112 
Lewis 112 
Vines 110 

Compton 
Peter 125 
Sarah 125 

Conner 
Anne 142 
Cader 142 
James 142 
John 142 
Lewis 142 

Cook 
William 110 

Cooke 
Thomas 139 

Cooper 
Betty 141 

Corbin 
R. B. 132 



Cox 135 

Henry 140 
Craft 

Samuel 111 
Crawford 

Abigail 142 
Crews 

Joseph 121 
Crook 

Joseph 112 
Crute 

Richard 140 
Cunningham 

107 
Daines 

Elizabeth 142 

William 142 
Dandridge 

Bartholomew 
118 
Daniel 107 

Marmaduke 
111 
Danven 

Elizabeth 120 

William 120 
Danvin 

Elizabeth 120 

William 120 
Darwin 

Elizabeth 121 

William 121 
Davenport 

George W. 
123 
Davis 107 

Arthur 139 
Daynes 

Elizabeth 142 
Dennis 

William 138 
Dent 141 
Denton 

James 110 

William 112 



Dickinson 

Samuel 123 
Digges 

Dudley 118 
Dobbins 

John 110 
Dodson 

Eliza T 126 

Frances 126 

Thomas 123, 
126 
Donelson 

John 117 
Drain 

Elizabeth 120 

William 120 
Duggar 

John 112 
Duke 

John 110 
Dupree 

Benjamin 112 
Durham 

Isaac 122 
DuVall 

Samuel 118 
Easley 

Jas S. 120 
Eaves 

William 111 
Edmondson 

James 118 

JohnH. 122 
Edmunds 

Henry 113 
Edwards 107 

John 112 

M. 139 

Nathaniel 
109, 113, 117 

Thomas 139 

William 109, 
113 
Ellis 

Jeremia 138 



Elmore 

Polly Williams 
134 

Thomas 134 
Epes 107 
Evans 

James 121 

Matthew 112 

Rebecca 121 

William 121 
Eyre 

Jane 108 

Severn 117 
Ezell 

Benjamin 111 
Fanning 

Revd. William 
111 
Farmer 

Absolem 122 
Farrar 135 
Faulcon 

Nicholas 118 
Faulkner 

James 124 
Ferguson 

Bryant 141 

Emily 125 

Herman W. 
107,108 

Nimrod 125 

Robert B. 108 
Ferrell 

Burgess M. 
121 

John 122 
Field 

Henry 118 
Finlea 

Jno. 139 
Finley 

John 139 
Fitzhugh 

William 118 



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Fleming 
William 118 

Fletcher 
John 111 

Floyd 
Charles 111 
Joseph 110 

Flythe 
Faith G. 142 

Foreman 
William 138 

Forrest 
Elizabeth 134 

Fouquet 
Guillaume 
108 

Francis 
Henry 138 

Franklin 
Edward 120 
Edward J. 123 
JohnS. 123 
Susan J. 120 
William H. 
120 

Freeman 
Peter 110 

Frick 
Sarah 140 

Friend 
EllaY. 131, 

133 
John G. 131 

Fuqua 
Frank 108 

Gaines 
Elizabeth 121 
Frances 120, 

121 
Francies 121 
Francis 120 
JohnB. 120 
JohnD. 120 
Richard 121 
Thomas 120 



Galloway 142 
Gant 

Clifford L. 
107 

John 107 
Garrison 107 
Gatewood 

Amanda Jane 
142 

Nicholas 142 

Sally 142 
Gee 

Robert 111 
George 

Johnaab 121 
Gibson 

Robert A 131 
Gilliam 142 
Gillies 

James 136 
Glascock 

Thomas 117 
Glass 

Martha Ann 
122 

Mary 122 

Susan F. 142 

Vincent 142 

William J. 122 
Godby 

Gary 124 

Christon 124 

Martha 124 

Nancy 124 

Polly 124 

Russel 124 
Godly 

Christean 124 

Russel 124 
Graves 

Dolly 127 

Eldridge Blunt 
128 



Elizabeth 
Frances 128, 
129 
George 127, 

128 
George B. 
127, 128 
James 

Franklin 128 
Martha 129 
Nancy B. 128 
Richard 127 
Richard Hill 

128 
Richard 

Thomas 128 
Robert 127 
Robert Green 

128 
Thomas Blunt 

128 
William Henry 
128 
Gray 

Edwin 117 
Grayson 

John 140 
Green 107 
John 117 
Griffiths 

Ann 134 
Groh 
Dorothy L. 
140 
Grove 

Mary 140 
Grymes 
Philip Ludwell 
117 
Hadley 107 
Hale 
Anthony 138 
Susanna 138 
Haley 
Ambrose 122 



Hall 

Nathan 109 

Patrick 110 

Thomas 121 
Hamilton 

James 117 
Hancock 135 
Hansen 

Wybra 141 
Harbour 107 
Hardiway 

Thomas 113 
Hardy 

Richard 118 
Harmanson 

John 117 
Harmon 

George 111 
Harper 107 
Harris 

James 111 
Harrison 

Benjamin 118 

James 111 

Mr. 138 

Thomas 117 

William 111 
Harvy 

William 138 
Harwell 

Ishmael 113 

Mason 112 

Samuel 113 
Harwood 

William 118 
Hazelton 

Helen Sain 
142 
Hazzlewood 

Creasy 141 
Hendricks 

Herbert D. 
141 



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Hemy 


Hoskins 


Hutchings 


Thomas P. 


James 118 


Jane 125 


Joseph 117 


120 


Patrick 116, 


House 


Hynes 


William P. 


117 


Isaac 111 


David 110 


120 


Hicks 


lsham 112 


Ingram 


Kemper 


James 1 10, 


John 110 


George 1 1 1 


Benjamin 


113 


Jordan 1 1 1 


John 113 


Lawson 142 


Nathaniel 112 


Thomas 111 


Inness 


John 142 


Hightower 


Howard 


Hugh 117 


Kenner 


Charles 113 


Benjamin 117 


Isley 107 


Rodham 118 


Mildred 141 


Hudgins 


Ivy 142 


Kerr 


Hill 107 


Dennis 109 


Jackson 


Charles 136 


Hilton 


Hudson 


Abel 142 


Mark 136 


John 111 


Francis 122 


Henry 111 


Ketley 


Hinds 


Henry M. 122 


Hezekiah 142 


Christopher 


David 110 


Irby 140 


James 


112 


Hinton 


John 122 


Booker 126 


King 


James 113 


Samuel 122 


Jean 


Charles 109 


Hite 


Thomas 122 


William 112 


Henry 118 


Abraham 117 


William 122 


Jefferson 


Jno. 138 


John 118 


William E. 


Thomas 117 


Nathaniel 112 


Hockett 


140 


Jeffries 


Kitley 


Jack 141 


Hundley 135 


Allen K 140 


Christopher 


Holcomb 


Elisha E. 122 


Jeffrys 


112 


Brent H. 107, 


Elizabeth 


Thomas 112 


Knott 


108 


Motley 135 


Jennings 141 


Elizabeth 140 


Holcombe 


Henry W. 122 


Johnson 


James 140 


John 113 


Josiah 135 


James 109 


Mary 140 


Holly 


Mary 


John 110 


Nicholas 140 


George 138 


Chasteen 


Thomas 117 


Kolbe 


Holubar 


137 


William 110 


J. C. 119 


Georg 141 


Sylvia 


Johnston 


Ladd 


Hooper 


Wilkinson 


Peter 117 


John 124 


Christopher 


135, 136 


Jones 107 


Lamkin 


M. 106, 114, 


Hunt 


Elizabeth 123 


Hannah 140 


131 


Christopher 


Gabriel 117 


Jane 140 


Kathryn 


121 


James B. 120 


Lane 


Sawyer 127 


Elizabeth 119 


John 111 


Simon 113 


Hopkins 


John 119 


John Robert 


Langhorne 


William L. 


McMucan 140 


112 


William 118 


108 


Hurt 


Jordan 


Lanier 107 


Horsley 


Ann 141 


Ann 142 


Drury 111 


Ann E. 131 


William W. 


Judge 107 


Jacob 113 


Ann Eliza 131 


123 


Kemp 
Fanny 120 


Nicholas 113 



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Lanier (cont'd) 

Niholas She. 
112 

Thomas 113 

William 113 
Lashley 

Patrick 139 
Ledbetter 

Charles 110 

Henry 111 

Isaac 111 
Lee 

Francis 
Lightfoot 
118 

Henry 117 

Peter 110 

Richard 117 

Richard Henry 
117 
LeGrand 

John 141 

Peter 118 

Susanna 141 
Leinhaas 

Ralph P. 140 
Lester 

Thomas 110 
Lewis 107 

John 117 
Light 

Elias P. 120 

Joel A. 120 

Stephen 120 
Liles 107 
Lime 

John 122 
Lindsey 

James 113 
Lis ton 

Susannah 142 
Logan 

Richard 122 
Lollar 107 



Love 

Allen 110 
Lovelace 

James 121 
Lovens 107 
Lowry 142 
Loyall 

Thomas 110 
Lucy 

Burrell 112 
Luna 107 
Lunday 

Isham 112 
Lynch 

Charles 117 
Lynn 

Jo White 107, 
108 
Lyr 

Jozefa 141 
Mabry 

David 110 

Joel 112 

Joell 112 

Nathaniel 112 
Maclin 

Frederick 109, 
113 

James 113 

John 113 

Thomas 112, 
113 
Macon 

William 117 
Madison 

Ann 140 
Major 

Francis 141 

George 141 

Iremonger 
141 

Jane 141 

John 141 

Richard 141 

Samuel 141 



Maiden 

Mr. 138 
Malone 

George 112 
Malthus 

T. R 130 
Manarin 

Louis H. 115, 
126, 130, 133 
Marable 

Matthew 118 
Marsh 

Joseph 122 
Marshall 

Isaac 112 

Mr. 130 

Thomas 118 
Martin 107 

John 120 
Mason 

Christopher 
110 

David 117 

George 116 

Thomson 117 
Mathis 

Betty 142 
Matthews 

Charles 110 

John 109, 110 
Maxwell 

John 142 

LynnW. 142 
May 

Charles 118 
Mayo 

John 117 
McCracken 107 
McDaniel 

James 125 

Jane 125 

Samuel 125 

Samuel C. 
125 



McDowell 

Samuel 118 
McHaney 

Cornelius 123 
Mead 

David 117 
Melton 

John 109 
Mercer 

James 118 
Merriott 
Thomas 110 
William 111 
Michie 
John 124 
JohnC. 124 
Mills 
Andrew 

Ronald 133 
Ann Eliza 131 
Anna 
Crawford 
132, 133 
Charles 
Spotswood 
132 
EllaY 131 
Ella Yancey 

132 
Frances Payne 

133 
Jane Nicaline 

132 
Jane Ronald 

133 
Julia 132 
Mary Cooper 

132 
Mary 
Elizabeth 

131, 132 
Nancy 132, 

133 
Nicholas 131, 

132, 133 



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Mills (cont'd) 


Richard Allen 


Polley 


Gronow 112 


Robert 133 


141 


Williams 


Nancy 125 


Ronald 133 


Morton 


135, 136 


Obadiah 122, 


Sallie Paine 


Nancy Moore 


Thomas 


123 


132 


141 


Williams 


Page 


Sallie Payne 


Moseley 135 


136 


Mann 118 


131, 132 


Rebecca Ann 


William 135, 


Pansomby 


Sally 132, 133 


142 


136, 137 


Ann 123 


Sarah Ann 


Mosely 


Munford 


Pansomnby 


132 


Edward Hack 


Robert 117 


Ann 123 


William 132, 


117 


Murphey 


Parker 


133 


Robert 110 


John 124 


John 111 


Mincha 


William 112 


Mary 124 


Parram 107 


Frances 120 


Moss 


Murray 


Parramore 


Francis 120 


Elizabeth 125 


John 141 


Thomas 117 


Richard 120 


Henry 122 


Myrick 


Parris 


Minchey 


John 125 


William 112 


Edward 111 


Frances 121 


Johnathan 


Neal 


Parrish 


Richard 121 


125 


Elizabeth A 


Edward 111 


Minnis 107 


Motley 


122 


Parsley 


Mitchell 


ElizabetJi 135 


Servanus S. 


Pheby 141 


John 142 


Elizabeth 


122 


Pate 


Richard 118 


Forrest 134 


Nelson 


Samuel 123 


Shatteen 


Joel 134 


Elizabeth 122 


Patteson 


Coker 142 


John 134, 135 


Thomas 116, 


Camm 131, 


Montague 135 


Joseph 134 


117 


132 


James 118 


Mary Williams 


Nevil 


Warwick 


Moon 


134 


Joseph 118 


Douglass 


James E. 122 


Mottley 


Newby 


132 


Moore 


Elizabeth 


Edward 139 


Payne 


Isham 121 


Elenore 137 


Newton 


Josiah 132 


James 109 


Elizabeth 


Thomas 118 


Josias 117 


Morgan 


Ellmore 136 


Nicholas 


Sally 132 


Elias 111 


Elizabeth 


Robert Carter 


Pearson 


Morris 


Elmore 135 


117 


John 112 


Anderson 


James Dunlop 


Nogues 


Peebles 


124, 125 


136 


Carolyn T. 


David 112 


Henry 111 


Joel 134 


142 


Hubbard 111 


John 125 


John 134-136 


Norwood 107 


Jehue 110 


Judith 124, 


Martha Ann 


Ogdorn 


John 110 


125 


136 


Lucy 141 


Robert 111 


Matilda 125 


MaryW. 137 


Osborne 


Pemberton 141 


Morrissey 


Parksill 136 


Edward 117 


James H. 141 


Richard 141 




Owen 
Edmund 125 





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Pendleton 

Edmund 116, 
118 

Henry 118 
Pennington 

William 111 
Perkins 107 
Perry 107 
Peterson 

John 112 

William 113 
Pettus 

Thomas 118 
Pettway 

John 110 
Petty 

Alexander 
122 

Frankey 124 
Peyton 

Francis 117 
Phillipps 

Jno. 138 
Phillips 107 

Frances 125 
Phillis 

Frances 125 
Phips 

Joseph 110 
Pickens 107 
Pickett 

Elizabeth 125 

Matthew 125 
Pitford 

John 139 
Pittman 

Thomas 138 
Pitts 

Ann 141 
Poiner 

David 121 
Polk 107 

James 118 
Pontus 

Willem 141 



Porter 

Mary 142 
Portes 

John 120 

Norflet 120 
Poston 

Edward 141 

Solomon 141 
Powell 

George 142 

Seymour 112 
Poyner 

David 121 

Elizabeth 121 

Thomas 121 
Poythress 

Peter 117 
Pratt 

Guthrie T. 
141 

Guthrie 
Tolbert 116 
Puckett 

Dodson 126 
Pulliam 

William P. 
119 
Raines 

Robert Wynne 
111 
Rainey 107 
Randall 

Peyton 117 
Randle 

Josias 113 
Randolph 135 

Richard 117 

Thomas Mann 
118 
Ray 107 

William 109 
Read 

Isaac 117 

James 111 



Regan 

Francis 138 
Reives 

Simon 110 

Timothy 109 
Richards 

Pleasants 125 
Richardson 

James G. 126 

William 110 
Riddick 

Lemuel 118 

Willis 117 
Rideout 

John 110 
Riemer 

Felicity 141 
Riggens 107 
Rippey 107 
Roane 

William 117 
Roberts 

Bethenia 141 
Robertson 

Matthew 134 
Robinson 107 

Littleberry 
113 
Rogers 

John 113 

William 138, 
139 
Ronald 

Andrew 132 

Sally 132 
Rook 

James 112 
Rose 

Benjamin 129 

Dolly 128 

Eliza 129 

Everette 
Graves 129 

Frances 
Graves 127 



George W. 

128, 129 
John 109 
Lottey 128 
Lucy 129 
Luzoam 128 
Martha 128, 

129 
Martha Lilla 

129 
Marvin L. 

127, 129 
Marvin Lucius 

129 
Mary Ann 

129 
Peter 129 
Polly 129 
Richard 

Milton 129 
Stith 128 
Susan Frances 

129 
Thomas 128, 

129 
Thomas 

Everette 

129 
Turon 129 
Rowell 

Edward 112 
Rowlett 
Matthew I. 

122, 123 
Rudder 

Charles 121 
Ruhmann 
Mrs James M. 

141 
Rutherford 

Robert 117 
Saddler 
William 125 



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Sadler 

John 124, 125 

Mary 124, 125 

Nancy 124, 
125 

Robert 124, 
125 

Thomas 112 

William 124 
Sale 

Elizabeth 125 

Fanny 125 

James 125 

John 125 
Sanders 

John 142 
Savage 

Charles 138 
Savidge 

Charles 139 
Scales 

Joseph D. 120 
Scarbrough 

Edward 111 

John 109 
Schooler 

Allene 140 
Scott 

James 117 

Thomas 117 

Winfield 130 
Seamore 

George 123, 
124 

Liney 123, 
124 

Zachariah 141 
Seawell 

Benjamin 111 
Shallow 

David 123 
Shaw 

Richard 139 
Shearin 107 
Sherril 107 



Shirley 107 
Simmons 

Peter 110 
Simms 

John 109 
Simons 

William 138 
Simpson 

Southey 117 
Sims 

Adam 109 
Skinner 

Edward 140 
Skurrey 

John 134 
Skynner 

Arthur 140 
Slaughter 

Francis 118 
Slayden 

Frances 126 

Stokley 123 

Tolbert 126 
Smith 

Aaron 111, 
112 

Eades 113 

James 110 

Josia 111 

Mrs. Charley 
N. 131 

William 111 
Sneed 

James 121 
Speed 

James 118 
Spraggins 

Thomas 121 
Stainback 

Francis 113 
Stanback 

George 113 

Littleberry 
113 



Starke 

Boiling 117 

Richard 117 
Steagall 

Bottom 113 

Thomas 112 
Steageall 

Bottom 113 
Stith 

Thomas 109 
Stokes 

Anne 140 

William 140 
Stovall 

Jonathan B. 
122, 125 
Strange 

Owen 109 
Street 

John 121 

William 121 
Stubblefield 

George 118 
Statesman 

John Hale 
134, 135 
Sullivant 

Charles 110 

Michaell 112 
Sutton 

Claude 133 

Mary Hillard 
132, 133 

Mills Dorsey 
132 

Otho 131-133 

Sallie 133 
Sydnor 

John 119 

William 123 
Syme 

John 118 
Talbot 

John 117 



Tarpley 

James 110 
Tatum 

Edward 112 

John 111 
Taylor 

Frances 120, 
121 

Francis 120 

Francis T. 
119, 122 

Frank 120 

Frank R. 120 

Henry 117 

James 118 
Tebbs 

Fourshee 117 
Terry 

Nathaniel 117 

Polly 119 

William 119, 
122 
Thacker 

David 119 
Theophilus 138 
Thienes 

Wilhelm Josef 
141 
Thomas 107 

Cornelius 117 

Jacob 120 
Thomerson 

Martha 125 
Thornton 107 

Peter Pressley 
118 

William 109, 
113 
Thrower 

Hezekiah 111 
Tillman 107 
Tims 

Massey 142 
Tinsley 

S. B. 123 



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Tompkins 

Blanche 141 
Townley 107 
Travis 

Champion 
117 
Trent 

Alexander 
117 
Tucker 

MaryW. 137 
Turner 107 

JohnS. 121 

Simon 109, 
112 

William 109 
Twitty 

George 111 

John 109 

Peter 112 
Tyus 

Frances 127 

Nancy Booth 
127, 128 

Thomas 127 
Upchurch 

James 110 
Vald 

Oster 136 
Vick 107 
Vinson 

John 113 
Wade 

Charles 140 

Edward 140 

Elizabeth 140 

John 140 

Mary 140 

Robert 140 

Robert T. 140 

Sarah 140 

Stephen 140 
Wadkins 

James 139 
Wakefield 107 



Wale 

Susanna 138 
Walker 

James 117 

John 118 

Thomas 117 

Timothy 138, 
139 
Wall 

Burgess 113 

Drury 119 

James 113 
Wallace 

John 111 
Wallington 

Armistead 
123 

Armistead W. 
122 

John P. 122, 
123 

Paul 122 

William 
Thomas 122 
Walters 

John 111 
Walthall 135 
Warhop 

William 123, 
125 
Washington 107 

George 117 
Watkins 

Benjamin 118 

Richard 121 
Webster 107 
Weightman 

Roger Chew 
130 
West 

Beverly C 
121 

John 118 
Westwood 

Worlich 118 



White 
JohnS. 121 

Whiting 
Thomas 117 

Wilhite 107 

Wilkins 
Edmund 110 

Williams 107 
Henry 110 
John 110 
Mary 134 
Robert 125 
Roger 138 
Samuel 122 

Williamson 
Hazel Letts 

131 
Lew. Ill 

Willis 141 
John 113 
William 113 

Willson 
Thomas 110 

Wilson 
Henry 110 
John 117 
Kedge 122 
Melkejah 122 
Rebecca 122 
Rebekah 122 
Thomas 110 

Wimbish 
A W. 119 
Abraham W. 

119, 121 
J. H. 119, 122 
JohnH. 119, 
121, 122 

Winfield 
Joshua 110 

Wingo 
Jerman I. 126 

Winn 
John 118 



Woden 

William 124 
Wood 107 

James 117 
Woodridge 135 
Woodrough 

George 113 
Woodson 

John 117 
Worthington 

141 
Wrench 

John 115 

Symon 115 
Wright 

Christopher 
118 

Samuel 110 
Yeargin 

Thomas 111 
Young 

James 123 
Zane 

Isaac 118 



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THE SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIAN 

A JOURNAL OF GENEALOGY AND HISTORY 

P. O. Box 3684, Richmond, VA 23235 
ISSN 0736-5683 

CONTENTS Vol. XI No. 4 • October - December 1993 



Editorial 154 

Book Reviews and Announcements 155 

Chesterfield County Court — The First Year 159 

Dennis Hudgins 

Will of Smith Shepeherd - 1795 [Princess Anne County] 172 

Christopher M. Hooper 

Old Family Bible Looking For Its Family [Amelia & Prince Edward counties] 174 
Steve Clark 

Selections from Halifax County Deed Books 47 - 54 (1841 - 1852) 176 

/. C Kolbe 

Cemetery at Hat Creek Church [Campbell County] 182 

Kathryn Sawyer Hooper 

'Creswell" - "Otter View Farm" [Bedford County] 183 

Kathryn Sawyer Hooper 

The Will of Peter Manson - 1793 [Dinwiddie County] 186 

James F. Devenport 

Will of James Fisher - 1784 [Brunswick County] 189 

Christopher M. Hooper 

Queries 191 

Index 195 



copyright ©1993 - The Southside Virginian 



EDITORIAL 



Another year has passed, and it is renewal time once again. As last year, your 
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on the renewal form, all you must do is place this form in the enclosed addressed 
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If you have a multi-year subscription, you will still receive a renewal notice along with 
your magazine, due to the way we must process our mailing. For your convenience, 
we have printed the expiration date in the upper right corner of the address label. 
If your expiration date falls after 10/30/93, you will not need to respond. You will 
continue to receive The Southside Virginian without interruption. We would like to 
suggest that more of our subscribers avail themselves of this multi-year subscription 
process. Not only will it save you time and effort, but will guarantee that you will 
continue to receive the only magazine dedicated to providing the history and 
genealogy of Southside Virginia. 

In spite of rising costs, we are maintaining our subscription price of $20.00. As we 
instituted last year, we must charge an additional $2.00, to cover postage, for 
subscriptions received after March 1, 1994. This has worked well and permits us to 
keep the subscription rate down. Please take a moment, right now while you are 
thinking about it, and return your renewal form. It will save both of us time and 
money. 

Sales of the Table of Contents and Indexes to Vols I through VIII continue strong 
and this required a second printing. Likewise, we have had to reprint many of the 
back issues to satisfy the demand. This proves that the material provided in The 
Southside Virginian becomes more valuable as time goes by. Many of the libraries 
around the nation have purchased complete sets of all back issues for their 
genealogical collections. We are contemplating the publication of a table of contents 
and everyname index for Volumes IX through XL This index will be unlike those 
included in the previous compilation for Vols I through VIII. Where the previous 
book merely reprinted the individual indexes from the included Volumes, this book 
will include one index with all names included. Owing to the computerized 
techniques which we utilize for the preparation of The Southside Virginian, the 
accuracy of this table of contents and index will be superior. We will keep you 
informed as our work progresses. 

The coming year promises to hold many exciting features for The Southside 
Virginian. For instance, starting with this issue, we will begin a series covering the 
first recorded court records from the various Southside counties. The article 
"Chesterfield County Court — The First Year" is the first of this series. These 
records will be transcribed by Dennis Hudgins, a most dedicated researcher whose 
work has previously graced these pages. 

Finally, we would like to encourage you to continue to send in materials which you 
have discovered and would like to share with other Southside researchers. By 
publishing these materials, all of us may be able to fill in those missing gaps in our 
family histories. Happy hunting!!! 

Chris Hooper, Publications Manager 



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BOOK REVIEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 



The following books may be ordered from Genealogical Publishing Co., 1001 
N. Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202-3897 (800) 296-6687. Add $3 postage 
& handling for the first book and $1 for each additional book (MD res. add 
5% tax; MI res. add 4% tax). 

Henry Z, Jones, Jr., FASG, Psychic Roots — Serendipity & Intuition in 
Genealogy, xiii, 236 pp; photos; index; paper (6x9); 1993. $14.95. 
Many people might be put off by the title of this book but, how else 
can we describe the events that many of us have experienced during 
the course of our genealogical research. Mr. Jones, a well known 
television and motion picture personality as well as a noted 
genealogical researcher, author and speaker, has endeavored to 
document many of the unexplainable happenstances that seem to 
occur to people performing family research. 

He relates his own experiences with these serendipitous occurrences 
and how they seemed to draw him deeper and deeper into all phases 
of genealogical work. Down through the years, he wondered if other 
researchers were having similar experiences. He began cautiously to 
inquire of others about their episodes. Upon learning that his 
experiences were not unique, Mr. Jones wrote inquiries to 300 of the 
most noted genealogists around the world. Surprisingly, he received 
over 200 replies. Most all of the responses suggested that Mr. Jones 
had in fact tuned into something of substance. His book relates many 
of these illogical occurrences that have happened to researchers from 
all over. 

Some of our own researchers, here in Virginia, have provided events 
for inclusion in Psychic Roots. Mary McCambell Bell, of Arlington 
states, '1 was discussing my Dad's memoirs with his sister Ruth. 
Daddy had talked about going out west during the time he was in 
college with his uncle and aunt, John Stoffel and his wife Edith 
(Newman). Casually he mentioned having seen some cousins named 
Mountcastle on the trip. I asked Aunt Ruth who these people could 
be, as I had never heard off them, and she said that they must be 
related to the Newmans. I had compiled a 75 page genealogy of my 
dad's maternal Rankin family and remembered that there were some 
Newmans mentioned in the manuscript When I pulled it out and 
opened it, my finger was lying not only on the correct page, but right 
on the sentence where it told that one of the Newman girls had 
married a Mr. Mountcastle! I could have spent hours searching 
through that thing looking for the Newmans. Maybe it's just a quirk 
of chance, but I'd like those chances to come more often." 



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Hundred's of similar events are described in the researcher's own 
words in Psychic Roots. We have had similar experiences ourselves. 
Ones which, when we recall them today, make the hair on the back of 
our neck stand up. In fact, one such event is the reason we began our 
own family research. 

Mr. Jones does not try to provide explanations for these serendipitous 
occurrences. Rather, he suggests that something or someone seems 
to be at work in guiding us in the direction we need to travel to 
discover the secrets of our past. We wholeheartedly concur. Although 
not a research aid, this book is fantastic reading and lets us know that 
we are not alone in the experiences we have. 

Robert Armistead Stewart, The History of Virginia 's Navy of the Revolution, 
279 pp; indexed; cloth (6x9); 1934, repr. 1993. $25.00. Not until this 
work was originally published in 1933 was a complete roster of 
Virginia's sailors of the Revolution available. Having the largest Navy 
of any state, Virginia's role in the naval actions of the Revolution are 
documented in the first half of the book. This role consisted not only 
of active engagements with her enemies, but of other equally 
important functions such as transporting troops, supplies, and 
munitions. 

These actions are documented for the period 1775, beginning with the 
seizure of gunpowder in Virginia by Lord Dunsmore, to 1782 and what 
is termed "The Battle of the Barges." 

The second half of the book consists of a roster of the officers and 
men of the Virginia Navy of the Revolution, and is as complete as 
extant records permit. The sources for this roster include ships lists, 
county order books, pension claim papers, bounty warrants, military 
certificates, rejected claims, and the Journals of the House of 
Delegates of Virginia. The author states that "many documents 
dealing with the naval service were destroyed or have disappeared, 
and, in consequence, the names and service of hundreds of patriotic 
seamen and marines must remain in oblivion. That the list of officers, 
however, approaches completeness is reasonably assured." Following 
the name of each man is his rank or status of enlistment, name of 
vessel or vessels served upon, length of service, native country, 
reference to sources of information as to heirs, and, as available, a 
partial list of descendants. The native county of many members of the 
Virginia Navy is recorded. But, where not listed, a note in the preface 
to the roster suggests, "It may be safely surmised, however, that the 
crew of a ship immediately after its commission was largely drawn 
from the locality where the vessel was constructed or first put into 



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service." Thus, the military service of many hundreds of Virginians is 
compiled in this volume. 

Once again, Genealogical Publishing provides us with a reprint of a 
most valuable work. This book will no doubt allow many researchers 
to obtain documentation of their ancestor's Revolutionary War service. 

Joyce Martin Murray, Logan County, Kentucky — Deed Abstracts 1792- 
1813, Abstracts of Deed Books Volumes Al, A, B, Q 176 pp; map; 
three indices; paper (8!/2xll); 1993. $30.00 plus $3 postage & handling 
(TX res. add 8Vi% tax). The author states in her preface that the 
settlers of Logan County, KY, created in 1792, consisted primarily of 
immigrants from Virginia. She states further that "Many settlers came 
because of the granting by Virginia of lands in the District set apart 
for Officers and Soldiers of the Virginia Continental Line of the 
American Revolution." 

As with most deed books this work primarily deals with the immediate 
locality involved. However, there are almost always references to 
other places of residence or origin. This volume is no different. The 
author has provided not only a name index and a slave index, but a 
place name index as well. A scan of this index reveals listings for 
most, if not all, Southside counties. One such is listed for Amelia and 
Prince Edward counties on page 18 of this work: 

"Page 381 [Deed Book A-T] Indenture 27 Dec 1798 
RICHARD WILLSON, Amelia Co, VA, one part, and 
MILLER LEE of Prince Edward Co, other part, $199 paid, 
200 acres in Dist set apart for Officers & soldiers of 
Continen line on waters of Gaspers river and beg at SW cor 
of RICHARD PARKER Sur 746. Wit C BURCH, 
SAMUEL FORD, WILLIAM BURDING. Ack in Amelia 
Co, VA on 23 May 1799 before JPs Ford and EDWD 
EGGLESTON. Certif by JAMES TOWNES, CAC." 

Ms. Murray has created a fine reference work for anyone whose 
research trail leads westward from Virginia through southwestern 
Kentucky. Order from the author at 2921 Daniel, Dallas, TX 75205. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

The Virginia Board of Historic Resources and the State Review 
Board have announced the designation as Virginia Landmarks of one 
Southside property and one Southside historic district The Bowling Eldridge 
House located in Halifax County and the Downtown Danville Historic District 
have won this designation and have been recommended for inclusion on the 
National Register of Historic Places. 



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Historic Cemetery Dedicated — Formal dedication was held on Saturday, 
August 14, 1993, of the Stanton Family Cemetery in northeastern Buckingham 
County off of State Rt 677. This is the first black family-owned cemetery to be 
placed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic 
Places. The cemetery consists of more than 30 graves which are believed to be 
the resting place of at least four generations of the Stanton family, one of the 
few free black families in Buckingham County prior to the Civil War. 

The first burial in the cemetery is believed to have been Nancy Stanton, who 
purchased the land in 1853. In so doing, she became the first free black to own 
land in the region. She died later that same year. This information was taken 
from an article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Section C, pp. 1 & 2, Sunday, 
August 15, 1993. 

William L. Brown announces the publication of his work, Around These 
Tracks — a personal recollection of events, people and experiences which were 
part of the author's boyhood days in Moorseville, NC. These recollections are 
supported by interviews, news articles and a significant number of original 
photographs which enrich the story of growing up in a small textile town in the 
1930s-50s. All books are signed by the author. $25 including postage from the 
author at 1705 Montclair Ave., Gastonia, NC 28054 (704)853-8015. 

Ruth Wren, Editor, announces Wren Kin Newsletter, the official publication 
of the Wren Family Organization. Published quarterly the newsletter includes 
source materials, book reviews, and queries dealing with the surname WREN. 
Dues are $10.00 per year which entitles the member to all four newsletter issues 
for the year. For information or to join contact Wren Family Association, 5809 
Tautoga, El Paso, TX 79924-5620 (915)755-0083. 

Books available from Harriet A. Chilton, 3108 Annandate Rd., FaDs 
Church, V A 22042. 

Hunter's Tavern (1988). Hunter's Tavern, a landmark in the community 
in the 1700s and early 1800s, was situated in what was originally Bedford 
Co. This area later became Campbell, and then Appomatox County. The 
book includes four maps, beginning in 1782, showing the location of the 
tavern, which is no longer standing. The description of the building is 
taken from an 1805 insurance record. $3.50 plus $1.50 postage and 
handling. 

Union Academy, Spout Spring, Appomatox County, VA. Established 1838 
(1986). Union Academy was situated in an area of Appomatox Co. which 
was in Campbell Co. prior to 1845. the book contains over 400 names of 
students, teachers, trustees, and community leaders. One list gives the 
names of some 250 students between 1860 and 1874. The trustees from 
1838 through 1907 are listed. Data on the Concord Female Seminary is 
included. SV&xll, photos, map, 47 pp. $5 plus $1.50 postage and 
handling. 



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Chesterfield County 
Court Records 



Chesterfield County Court — Tlie First Year 

Submitted by Dennis Hudgins 

Chesterfield County Order Book 1 - 1749-1754 

[p. 1 ] At the place intended for holding Court for the County of Chesterfield 

the 2nd day of June 1749 

A new Commission of the Peace for this County directed to William Kennon 
John Boiling William Gay Richard Royal William Kennon Junr. John 
Archer Richard Eppes Seth Ward John Royal William Eppes Robert 
Good Henry Randolph Edward Osborne junr and Robert Kennon 
Gentlemen and a Dedimus potestates for administring the Oaths &c both 
bearing Date the 12th day of May last were openly read Whereupon the said 
Richard Eppes and Seth Ward Administered the Oaths appointed to be 
taken by Act of Parliament instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and 
Supremacy and the Abjuration Oath unto the said John Boiling and William 
Gay which they took and then subscribed the said Abjuration Oath and also 
the Test ant then the said Richard Eppes and Seth Ward administred unto 
the said John Boiling and William Gray the Oath of Justice of the Peace and 
the oath of a Justice in the County Court in Chancery which they likewise 
took and then the said John Boiling and William Gay Administred the said 
Oaths to the said Richard Royal William Kennon junr. John Archer 
Richard Eppes Seth Ward Edward Osborne junr. and Robert Kennon who 
in like Manner took the same and subscribed the said Abjuration Oath and 
Test And then the said John Boiling and William Gay administred to them 
the said Oath of a Justice of the Peace and Oath of a Justice of the County 
Court in Chancery which they likewise took. 

At the place for holding Courts for the County of Chesterfield June 2 1749 
present John Boiling, William Gay, Richard Royal, William Kennon, junr, 
Richard Eppes, Seth Ward, Edward Osborne, Robert Kennon Gent Justices 

[p.2] Benjamin Watkins produced a Commission from Mr. Secretary Nelson 
to be Clerk of this Court and thereupon he took the usual Oaths to His 
Majestys person and Government and took and subscribed the Abjuration 
Oath and subscribed the Test and was sworn Clerk of this Court 

John Archer Gent being appointed by the Governor to be Sherif of this 
County produced his Commission for that purpose and thereupon he 
together with Richard Royal and Richard Eppes Gent his Securities entred 



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into and acknowledged their Bond for the said John Archers due 
performance of his Office which is ordered to be recorded and then the said 
John took and subscribed the usual Oaths to his Majestys person and 
Government and and subscribed the Test and also took the Oath of Sherif 
of this County. 

Grief Randolph having taken the usual Oaths to his Majestys persons and 
Government and taken and subscribed the Abjuration Oath and also 
subscribed the Test was on the Motion of John Archer Gent. Sherif of this 
County sworn and admitted his Under Sherif. 

John Wayles Augustine Claiborne and Benjamin Harris Gent, having taken 
the usual Oaths to his Majestys person and Government and taken and 
Subscribed the Oath of Abjuration and subscribed the Test and also taken 
the Oath of an Attorney according to Law were on their Motion admitted 
to practise as Attornies in this Court 

Augustine Claiborne Gent, produced a Commission appointing him to be 
Deputy Kings Attorney in this Court and thereupon took the usual Oaths to 
his Majestys person and Government and took and subscribed the Oath of 
Abjuration and subscribed the Test and then took an Oath for the due Ex. 
of that Office. 

George Currie Gent, produced a Commission appointing him Surveyor of 
this County and thereupon he took the usual Oath to his Majestys person 
and 

[p.3] Government and took and subscribed the Abjuration Oath and 
subscribed the Test and also took the Oath of Office. 

Ordered that License be granted unto Matthias Chetwood to keep Ordinary 
at his House on Buckingham Road in this County for the Space of one year 
he having given Bond and Security according to Law. 

A Deed of Feoffment indented Between Henry Gary and Archibald Gary 
Gent of the one part and James Sandefur, Sadler of the other part and also 
the Memorandum indorsed was proved in Court by the Oaths of David Bell 
Jonathan Shackleton and Thomas Howard Kirke 3 of the Witnesses thereto 
and ordered to be recorded. 

A deed of Feoffment indented Between John Munford of the one part and 
John Vilian of the other part and also the Memorandum and Receipt 
indorsed were proved by the Oaths of Peter Dapp John Ford and Anthony 
Vilian Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. 

On the petition of William Kennon junr. It is Ordered that he have Leave 
to erect a Mill on Appomattox River in this County 

A Letter of Attorney from Thomas Yuille of Darleith John and George 
Murdocks Merchants of Glasgow to Thomas Yuille junr Merchant in 



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Warwick on James River was presented to the Court by the said last 
mentioned Thomas Yuille and on his prayer it is ordered to be recorded. 

Ordered that the Court be adjourned til the Court in Course. 

Boiling 

[p.4] At a Court held for the County of Chesterfield July 7. 1749 present 
John Boiling, Richard Royall, William Kennon, junr, Richard Eppes, Seth 
Ward & Robert Kennon Gent Justices 

Anderson Stith Gent, took the Oaths appointed to be taken by Act of 
Parliament instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy and also took 
and subscribed the Abjuration Oath and also subscribed the Test and then 
took the Oath of an Attorney in this Court 

A Deed indented between Gwen Even Owen of the one part and Even 
Owen of the other part was with the Memorandum indorsed proved in Court 
by the Oaths of Benja. Watkins John Boiling John Boiling Witnesses 
thereto and Ordered to be recorded. 

A Deed Between Even Owen of the County of Chesterfield of the one part 
and Messrs. Andrew and Archibald Buchanan & Co. Merchants in Glasgow 
of the other part was with the Memorandum indorsed acknowledged in 
Court by the said Even and ordered to be recorded. 

A Deed Between John Johnson of the one part and John Johnson of the 
other part was acknowledged by the first mentioned John and ordered to be 
recorded. 

Present Edward Osborne Gentleman. 

A Deed Between Richard Eppes Gent, of the one part and Joseph Good 
planter of the other part was together with the Memorandum thereon 
indorsed acknowledged in Court by the said Richard and ordered to be 
recorded. 

Ordered that License be granted John Hatchett junr. to keep Ordinary for 
the ensuing year at the place of holding Courts in this County he having 
entered into Bond with Security according to Law. 

Ordered that License be granted George Klienhoff to keep Ordinary at his 
house in this County for the ensuring Year he having entered into Bond with 
Security according to Law. 

The last Will and Testament of Joseph Moseley deceased was brought into 
Court by William Moseley And the said William being by the said Decedent 
appointed Executor thereof he publickry Declared his Refusal and 
Renunciation to take upon him the Executorship and It is thereupon 
Ordered that the said Will be lodged in this Court and that the Witnesses 
thereto be summoned to the next Court to prove the same. 



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[p.5] A Deed between William Pride of the County of Prince George of the 
one part and William Sparrill of the County of Chesterfield of the other part 
was acknowledged in Court by the said William Pride and ordered to be 
recorded. Amy the Wife of the said William Pride being first privily 
examined and relinquishing her Right of Dower in the premises thereby 
ordered. 

Ordered That License be granted William Sparrill to keep an Ordinary at his 
House in this County for the ensuing Year he having entred into Bond with 
sufficient Security according to Law. 

Ordered that the Rates for selling Liquors &tc in the several Ordinaries in 
this County for the ensuing year be the same as settled by the Court of the 
County of Henrico in March last. 

Ordered that the several Surveyors of the Roads in this County lately 
appointed by the Court of Henrico County be still continued Surveyors of 
their respective Districts. 

Ordered that John Boiling and Richard Eppes Gent, be appointed and 
directed to (lett) the new Building of the County Bridge over Swift Creek 
and to treat and contract with any person willing to build the same. 

Patrick Barclay pit. agst. John Roberts Deft. - Case. 

The Defendant not being taken on the Motion of the plaintif by his Attorney 
an Alias Capias is awarded him returnable to next Court 

Robert Stobo pit. agst. Henry Reveland Deft. - Case. 

Ordered This Suit be dismissed it being agreed by the parties. 

Wm Kennon & Joseph Wilkinson pits. agst. Susanna Vaden Deft. - Debt. 
The Defendant being arrested and not appearing Ordered that a Conditional 
Judgment be entred against the said defendant and Richard Foster who is 
returned his Security. 

[p.6] Patric Barklay and Company having obtained an Attachment against the 
Estate of John Roberts who is said to be absconded that Common process 
cannot be served upon him for £40 and the Sherif having returned the same 
executed in the Hands of John Robinson the said John came into Court and 
upon Oath declared that he had no Effects of the said Roberts in his Hands 
and thereupon the said Attachment is dismissed. 

Sarah Cox Orphan of Henry Cox deceased came into Court and made 
Choice of Mary Cox her Mother for her Guardian who is approved of by the 
Court the said Mary having first entred into Bond with Security according to 
Law. 

William Gates came into Court and acknowledged his Deed and 
Memorandum thereon indorsed to Charles Cussens and the same are 



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ordered to be recorded Susanna the Wife of the said William being first 
privily examined and acknowledging her Right of dower in the premisses 
thereby conveied. 

A Deed Between Douglas Puchett of the one part and Thomas Puchett of 
the other part together with the Memorandum thereon was proved in Court 
by the Oaths of Thomas Hatchet Jeremiah Worsham and William Watkins 
and ordered to be recorded. 

John Booker came into Court and with Edward Booker James Robertson 
and John Wayles his Securities entred into and acknowledged their Bond to 
the Justices of this County in the Sum of £5,000 but upon Condition to be 
void in Case the said John Booker shall build a Courthouse prison and 
pillory for the use of the said County situated convenient to the Spring 
adjacent to the old Field commonly called Cold Water Run & to finish the 
said Building as follows to wit: 

The Courthouse to be of the same diminsions and like Materials 
as the present Courthouse of Henrico County (except the Floor 
to be plank) and to be delivered up compleated by the 1st Day 
of October 1750 And the prison and pillory of Wood sufficient 
for the purpose to be delivered up compleated by the last day 
of October next ensuing this Date In Consideration whereof 
the said Justices undertake for themselves and their Successors 
to Cart Shells to the place for erecting such Buildings sufficient 
for the same and likewise to pay to the said John Booker or his 
Assigns the Sum of £25 Current Money And as a further 
Consideration that the Courts for the said County do for the 
future meet and sit at the said place. 

Ordered that the Court be adjourned til the Court in Course. 

Boiling 

[p.7] At a Court held for the County of Chesterfield August 4th 1749present 
John Boiling, Seth Ward, Edward Osborne, Robert Kennon Gent. Justices 

On the Motion of Thomas Baugh who is old and infirm It is Ordered that 
he be discharged for the future from paying Levies. 

John Skelton acknowledged his Deed to Thomas Bass together with the 
Memorandum Receipt and Note thereon indorsed and the same were 
ordered to be recorded. 

The Ages of several Negroes were adjudged by the Court and ordered to be 
certified to wit - George belonging to Thomas Red adjudged to 10 years. 
Keram belonging to James Red adjudged to 9. Sam belonging to Thomas 
Wormack to 10. Phebe belonging to Joseph Red to 11. Dilcy belonging to 
Thomas Basset to 12 and Bobb belonging to John Red junr. to 11 years. 



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An Indenture of Bargain and Sale Between John Nash of the one part and 
William Thompson of the other part was acknowledged by the said John and 
ordered to be recorded. 

An Indenture of Bargain and Sale Between John Farmer Senr. of the one 
part and Benjamin Farmer of the other was together with the Memorandum 
thereon indorsed acknowledged by the said John and ordered to be 
recorded. 

An Indenture Between Even Owen of the one part and Francis Owen of the 
other part was together with the Memordandum thereon indorsed 
acknowledged by the said Even and ordered to be recorded. 

A Deed indented Between Elam Farmer of the one part and Peter Forkran 
of the other part was together with the Memorandum indorsed 
acknowledged by the said Elam and ordered to be recorded. Lucy the Wife 
of the said Elam being first privily exam'd and relinquishing her Right in the 
Estate thereby conveied. 

John Royal Gent one of the persons nominated in the Commission of the 
peace for this Coiunty took the usual Oaths and subscribed the Test And 
also the Oath of a Justice of peace and the Oath of a Justice of the said 
County Court in Chancery. 

present John Royall Gent. 

[p.8] On the Motion of William Perkins who is old an inform It is ordered 
that he be for the future exempted from paying Levies. 

A Deed indented Between John Irby of the one part and Anthony Irby of 
the other part was proved by the Oaths of 3 Witnesses and ordered to be 
recorded. 

The last Will and Testament of James Branch deed, was proved by the Oaths 
of Thomas Branch junr. and Matthew Branch Witnesses thereto Sworn to by 
Mary Branch the Executrix therein named and ordered to be recorded And 
on the Motion of the said Mary Certificate is granted for obtained a probat 
thereof in due Form giveing security Whereupon she together with Thomas 
Branch and Matthew Branch her Securities entred into and acknowledged 
their Bond in the penalty of £500 for her due and faithful Admon of the said 
Estate of the said Testator and performance of his Will. 

On the Motion of Frances Moseley widow of Joseph Moseley deed, who 
made Oath according to Law Certificate is granted her for obtaining Letters 
of Admon with the Will annexed of the Estate of the said Joseph in due 
form giving Security Whereupon she together with Thomas Branch her 
Security her Security entred into and acknowledged Bond for the due 
Adminstration of the said Estate. 



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A Deed indented Between David Man of the one part and George West of 
the other part together with the Memorandum indorsed was acknowledged 
by the said David (Mary Wife of the said David being fust privily examined 
and relinquishing her Right in the premises therby conveied) and ordered to 
be recorded. 

A Deed indented between Mark Fowler of the County of Chesterfield of the 
one part and Edward Osborne of the same County of the other part together 
with the Memorandum thereon indorsed was acknowledged by the said Mark 
(Margery Wife of the said Mark being first privily examined and 
relinquishing her Right in the premises thereby conveied) and is ordered to 
be recorded. 

A Deed indented Between Francis Flournoy of the one part and Edward 
Wooldredge of the other together with the Memorandum indorsed was 
acknowledged by the said Francis and ordered to be recorded. 

[p.9] A Deed indented between Thomas Franklyn junr. and Mary his Wife 
of the one part and Joseph Power of the other part together with the 
Memorandum indorsed was acknowledged by the said Thomas Mary his 
Wife being first privily examined and relinquishing her Right in the Estate 
thereby conveied and ordered to be recorded. 

A Deed indented Between William Graves Senr. and Elizabeth his Wife of 
the one part and Alexander Smith of the other part together with the 
Memorandum thereon indorsed was acknowledged by the said William 
(Eliza, his wife being first privily examined and relinquishing her Right to the 
premised thereby conveied) and ordered to be recorded. 

A Deed indented Between Ralph Blankinship of the one part and Ephraim 
Blankinship of the other part together with the Memorandum indorsed was 
acknowledged by the said Ralph (Elizabeth his Wife being first privily 
examined and relinquishing her Right in the premises thereby conveied) and 
Ordered to be recorded. 

A Deed indented Between Mark Moor of the One part and Drury Moor of 
the other part with the Memo, indorsed was proved by the Oath's of George 
[Hunt or Hurst] Moor William Purkinson and Lucy Moor Witnesses thereto 
and ordered to be recorded. 

A Deed indented Between Francis James of the one part and John Goode 
Son of John Goode deceased of the other part was proved in part by the 
Oaths of Robert Easley and Edward Osborne 2 of the Witnesses thereto and 
ordered to be continued for further proof. 

Ordered that William Bass junr. be appointed Surveyor of that part of the 
Road lately under the Care of William Robertson in his Room. 



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On the petition of Anthony Irby he has Leave to erect a Mill on Appomattox 
River he having Land on both sides thereof at the place intended for 
erecting the same. 

On the petition of William Gates Ordered that he have Leave to keep open 
the old path leading from his House into the public Road leading to Boilings 
Warehouse in the County. 

Ordered that License be granted to George Geddy to keep Ordinary at 
Lucys Springs in this County for the ensuing year he having entred into Bond 
according to Law. 

[p. 10] Ordered that Robert Good Robert Easley Jacob Bugg and John 
Howlett Gent be recommended to his honour the Governor as proper 
persons for Inspectors at the Rockey Ridge Inspection in this County. 

Thomas Moseley & Robert Easley Gent the present Inspectors with John 
Branch & Matthew Branch junr. are recommended to his Honour the 
Governor as fit persons to execute the Office of Inspectors at Warwic 
Warehouses in this County. 

Absent Edward Osborne Gent 

Ordered that Edward Osborne junr. William Moseley John Osborne and 
William Bass junr. be recommended to his Honour the Governor as proper 
persons for Inspectors at the Warehouses at Osbornes in this County. 

Littlebury Royal the present Inspector with John Nibb are recommended to 
his honour the Governor as proper persons to execute the Office of 
Inspectors of Tobacco at the Hundred Warehouses in this County. 

Christopher Martin Field Archer the present Inspectors with William Archer 
and Henry Ragsdale are recommended to his Honour the Governor as fit 
persons to execute the Office of Inspectors at Boilings Inspection in this 
County. 

William Blakeley Joseph Rowlet Wm. Moor junr. Blackman Ward Morris 
Roberts and Thomas Akins are appointed Constables in this County and 
thereupon the said William Blakeley Joseph Rowlet William Moor 
Blackman Ward & Morris Roberts took the Constables Oath and all the 
Oaths required to be taken by Constables by the Laws of this Colony. 

William Battersby Gent took the Oaths appointed to be taken by Act of 
Parliament instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy and took and 
subscribed the Abjuration Oath and also repeated and subscribed the Test 
and then took the Oath of an Attorney in this Court. 

Ordered that George Klienhoff Crowley Howlett Dudley Brook and John 
Howlet 



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[p.ll] or any 3 of them being first sworn before Justice of this County do 
appraise in Current Money the Slaves and personal Estate of James Branch 
deceased and return the Appraisment to Court. 

Ordered that Henry Batts Matthew Ligon Joseph Goode & Thomas 
Stratton or any 3 of them being first sworn before a Justice of this County 
do appraise in Current Money the Slaves and personal Estate of Joseph 
Moseley deed, and return the Appraisment to Court. 

Trueley vs. Jones, pet On the petition of Hector Trueley against Thomas 
Jones for £l.S17.dlO one by Note of Hand The Defendant being duly 
Summoned and not appearing It is considered that the petitioner recover 
against him the said £l.S17.dlO and his Costs by him in this Behalf expended 
with a Lawyer's Fee and the said defendant in Mercy &c. [Costs 76 Tobo. 
FiFa issued Nov 3 1749 & 29do. Ret No Effects to be found Ca. Feb 12 
Ret. Bill to pay] 

Vaden vs Allen. Case. The Defendant not being arrested on the Motion of 
the pit. by her Attorny an Alias Capitis is awarded against the said 
Defendant returnable to next Court 

John Cannefax agst Richard Belsher On a pet Continued. 

Ordered that Seth Ward Gent be appointed to treat with Mr. George 
[Cockbell] concerning the letting of a House for the use of this County as a 
prison and report to next Court and in the Interem if the Sherif take into his 
Custody any person by Virtue of any process to him directed That in such 
Cases he be directed to press a sufficient Guard for the safe keeping such 
person. 

Ordered That the Court be adjourned til the Court in Course. 

Boiling 

[p. 12] Chesterfield to wit 

At a Court called and held for the Examination of Owen Keith charged with 
Felony September 16. 1749 present John Boiling, Richard Eppes, Seth 
Ward, Edward Osbourne & Robert Kennon Gent Justices 

The said Owen Keith being remmitted to the Goal of this County charged 
with Felony as aforesaid he was led to the Bar and thereupon divers 
Witnesses to wit 

Thomas Yuille Benja. Andrews & Christopher Martin were sworn and 
examiend upon the premises and the prisoner heard in his own Devence and 
upon Consideration of the Evidence of the said Witnesses and the 
Circumstances of the Case It is the Opinion of the Court That the prisoner 
ought to be tried for the said supposed Fact at the next Court to be held and 
thereupon he is remanded to Goal. 



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Be it Remembered that on the 16th day of September in the year of our 
Lord Christ 1749 before the Justices of the Court of Chesterield County 
Came Thomas Yuille Benja. Andrews and Christopher Martin of the same 
County and acknowledged themselves severally indebted to our soverein 
Lord the King each in the Sum of £100 to be levied of their respective 
Goods Chattels Lands and Tenements and to our said Lord the King 
rendred yet upon this Condition that they the said Thomas Yuille Benja. 
Andrews and Christopher Martin do make their personal appearace at the 
next General Court to be held in the City of Williamsburg on the 6th day 
thereof then and there to give Evidence on Behalf of our said Lord the King 
against Owen Keith touching a certain Felony whereof he stands charged and 
shall not depart thence without Leave of the said Court then this 
Recognizance to be void. 

Boiling 

[p. 13] At a Court held for the County of Chesterfield the 6th. 1749 

present John Boiling, Richard Richard, Seth Ward, JohnRoyall Gent Justices 

An Inventory of Appraisment of the Estate of James Branch deed, was 
returned and ordered to be recorded. 

The last Will and Testament of Littlebury Royall deed, was proved by the 
Oaths of Richard Eppes and Matthew Ligon Witnesses thereto sworn to by 
Mary Royal widow and Relict of said Littlebury and Richard Royal 2 of the 
Executors Certificate is granted for obtained a probat thereof in due form 
giving security whereupon they together with John Archer their Security 
entred into and acknowledged their Bond in the penalty of £1,000 Sterling 
for their faithful performance of the Will of the said Testator. 

An Indenture of Feoffment from Francis James to John Good was further 
proved by the Oath of Thomas Yuille a Witness thereto and ordered to be 
recorded. 

An Indenture of Feoffment from Leonard Cheatham and Elizabeth his wife 
of the one part and Charles Cheatham of the other part was acknowledged 
by the said Leonard and Elizabeth and the said Eliza, being privately 
examined relinquished her right of Dower in the said Lands and thereupon 
it is ordered to be recorded. 

On the Motion of William Worsham who made Oath according to Law 
Certificate is granted him for obtained Letters of Administration of the 
Estate of William Worsham deed, in due form Whereupon he together with 
Richard Royall entered into and acknowledged their Bond in the penalty of 
£100 sterling for the due Administration of the said Estate. 

An Indenture of Feoffment from John Booker and Phebe his wife and Eliza. 
Worsham of the one part and Stith Hardaway of the other part was proved 



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by the Oaths of the Witnesses thereto a Commission is awarded him to take 
the privy Examination and Acknowledgment of the said Phebe. 

present Richard Royall Gent. 

[p. 14] Absent John Boiling Gent 

On the motion of John Boiling Gent who made Oath according to Law 
Certificated is granted him for obtaining Letters of Administration on the 
Estate of Sarah Boiling deed, in due Form Whereupon he together with 
Richard Eppes entred into and acknowledged their Bond in the penalty of 
£1,000 Sterling for his due performance of that Office. 

Sam a Negro belonging to Robert Easley is adjudged to 11 years old 

Amy belonging to James Robinson to 9 

London belonging to Richard Royal to 10 

George belonging to Peter Ashbrook jr. to 13 

Phillis belonging to Field Archer to 11 and Abram to 12 

Tom belonging to James Sandefor to 9 

Abram belonging to William Elam to 12 and Judy to 10 

Pompey belonging to Jacob Bugg to 14 

Sharper belonging to William Bass jr. to 13 Jemmy to 11 Jack to 9 

Lewis belonging to William Walthall to 11 

Abram belonging to Jacob Lester to 11 

Peter belonging to John Clay to 11 

Amy belonging to William Bass to 13 Nancy to 11 Judy to 11 Dilcy to 10 

Pegg to 10 
Lucy belonging to Christopher Bass to 12 and Dick to 14 
Jack belonging to Charles Fetherstone to 13 
Kate belonging to Jeremiah Walthal to 13 

Ordered that Ordinary License be granted to John Elam junr. to keep 
Ordinary at his house in this County he having entred into Bond with security 
according to Law. 

The last Will and Testament of Joseph Moseley deed, was proved by the 
Oaths of Amos Moseley and Emperor Moseley Witnesses thereto and 
ordered to be recorded. 

Ordered that William Hancock Thomas Fitzarkerly John Moseley and 
James Williamson or any 3 of them being first sworn before a Justice of 
peace of the County of Princess Anne do appraise in Current Money the 
Slaves and personal Estate of Joseph Moseley deed, in the said County of 
Princess Anne and return an Inventory thereof to this Court 

[p.15] An Account of George Worsham with the Estate of Joshua Irby deed, 
settled by Referees appointed by the Court of Henrico County was returned 
to Court and ordered to be recorded with the Report of the said Referees 
thereon endorsed. 



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An Account of the Estate of John Read deed, with Even Owen was 
presented in Court by the said Even and referred to Richard Eppes and 
John Royall to examine and settle the same. 

Richard Eppes Gent is appointed by the Court to be Guardian to John Cox 
an Infant Son of Henry Cox deed. 

By consent of Mary Cox Widow and Relict of Henry Cox deed, and Richard 
Eppes Gent. Guardian to John Cox Son and Heir of the said Henry and 
William Graves junr. who intermarried with Sarah Daughter of the said 
Henry It is ordered that John Boiling and Seth Ward Gent, do allot and set 
apart to the said Widow her Dower in the Estate of the said decedent and 
make partition of the Remainder of the said Estate and assign to each Child 
its particular part according to Law and make Report to this Court. 

On the petition of Thomas Dance for a Cartway through the Land of 
Humphrey Traylor It is ordered that the said Humphrey be summoned to 
next Court on the Matter of the said petition. 

Roderic Easley and John Howlet producing Commissions for being 
Inspectors at the Rocky Ridge they entred into Bond with Security and took 
the Oaths appointed by the tobacco Law. 

William Moseley and John Osborne producing Commissions to be Inspectors 
at Osbornes they entred into Bond and Security and took the Oaths 
appointed by Tobacco Law. Thomas Moseley and Robert Easley Inspectors 
at Warwick and Christ Martin and Field Archer Inspectors at John Boilings 
took the Oaths appointed by the Tobacco Law. 

An Indenture of Feofment Between John Pride of the one part and Frances 
Walthall of the other was acknowledged by the said John Pride and ordered 
to be recorded Frances wife of the said John having beeen first privily 
examined and relinquishing her Right therein. 

The last Will and Testament of Joseph Granger deed, was proved by the 
Oath of Mary Granger a Witness thereto who made Oath also that William 
Bott another Witness thereto Suscribed was present when the decedent 
published his said Will and that the said Deced. desired him to witness the 
same And the said Will being also sowrn to by John Granger the Executor 
therein named it is ordered to be recorded and on the Motion of the said 
Executor Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probat in Due form giving 
Security and thereupon he together with George Worsham entred into Bond 
of £100 for his faithful performace in the Execution of the said Will. 

[p. 16] A Deed from Philip Goode to Robert Good was acknowledged by the 
said Philip and ordered to be recorded. 

A Deed from Thomas Mampus to Jacob Gill together with the 
Memorandum indorsed was proved by the Oaths of John Robertson and 
Anne Gill and ordered to be recorded. 



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Ordered that Geo. Klienhoff be appointed Surveior of the Road from his 
House to the Ferry Landing in Warwick- 
Ordered that Thomas Wyatt be appointed Surveior from the fork of the 
Road below Peter Worshams to the fork below John Wards. 

Ordered that Joseph Rud be appointed Surveior from John Akins's to Skin 
Quarter Road. 

Ordered that Thomas Cheatham be surveior of the road from Skin Quarter 
Road to the Branch above Richard Moores. 

Ordered that William Locket be surveior from the Branch above Richard 
Moores to Swift Creek Bridge. 

Ordered that John Clay be surveior from Swift Creek Bridge to Falling 
Creek. 

Ordered that John Hancock be surveior from Falling Creek to poco Shock. 

Ordered that John Branch Senr. be surveior from poco Shock to 
Buckingham Road. 

Ordered that Even Owen be surveior of the Road from Goodes Bridge to 
Saponey Creek. 

Ordered that Joseph Wilkinson be survr. of the Road from Saponey Creek 
to Wentipock. 

Ordered that John Elam jr. be survr. of the Road from Wentypock down to 
the fork below John Wards. 

Ordered that Daniel Brown be survr. of the Road from the fork below John 
Wards to Swift Creek Bridge. 

Ordered John Elam jr. be survr. of the Road from the fork below Bevils 
Bridge to his House And to have the Hands of Mrs. Anderson Doctor Irby 
the Widow Irby Wm Branches Geo. Worshams and Thos. Womacks to 
work on that District 

Ordered that Matthew Chetwood be survr. of the Road from Falling Creek 
to the fork of Buckingham Road. 

Ordered that the Court be adjourned til the 1st friday in November next 

Boiling 

to be continued 



Published here with the kind permission of the Archives and Records 
Division, Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Louis 
H. Manarin, State Archivist. 



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Princess Anne County 
Wills 



Will of Smith Shepeherd - 1795 

Transcribed by Christopher M. Hooper 

Editor's Note: This will has been transcribed from the original in the 
manner in which it was originally written. 

In the Name of God Amen I Smith Shepeherd Sen. of the County of 
Princess Ann and State of Virginia being of perfect mind and memory do 
make this my last Will in manner and form following 

Imprimus I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Hannah Shepeherd the 
following Negroes (to wit) Settes, Silfer, Binn??, Nancy, and little Harry, one 
Bed & furnature, my Beding Chair, Chair Mare, two Cows & Calves, Twenty 
Pounds in Cash, this I give to her my said wife in lew of her Dower in my 
Lands and other property 

Item I give to my son Smith Shepeherd, the Plantation whereon I now live 
also the Land over the Mill Dams, with one Negro calld, Daniel and all the 

furnature in my Hall Rooms consisting of one Doz" Chairs one Desk 

one Table and one Looking Glass, also my silver Watch to him and his Heir 
forever. 

Item I give to my Son William Shepeherd my Land in the Swamp that 
adjoins the Cypress Swamp beginning at a maple Tree in the middle of the 
broad run and running ???? a water Hole adjoining Wrights, also one 
Negroe calld, Moodey to him and his heirs forever 

Item I give to my Son Samuel Shepeherd the remainder part of my 
Plantation in the Swamp adjoining the part already given to my Son William 
also one Negroe calld Jasper to him and his Heirs forever 

Item I give to my Son John Shepeherd one Negroe Boay calld Luke also two 
Hundred Pounds in Cash to him and his Heirs 

Item I give to my Daughter Frances Woodhouse, three Negroes 

carried Over 



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to wit Sue, Mary and Africa & their increase also Forty Pounds in Cash to 
her and her heirs forever 

Item I give to my son Horatio Shepeherd all my Land at the Hollow Poplar, 
also one Negroe calld Josh and one Hundred Pounds in Cash to him and His 
Heirs forever 

Item I give the remainder part of my Estate after paying my Just Debts to 
be equally divided among all my Children. I appoint my Son Smith 
Shepeherd Executor of this my last Will In Witness whereof I have hereunto 
set my Hand and fixt my Seale this [blank] day of September One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Ninty five 

Signed Sealed published and 
Declared in the presence off 



fA^i^^Z^C^n^ -t^inf 



Smith Shepeherd Sen. 



John Lovett X 
Jn. L. Lovett X 
Mary Lovett 



At a Court Held for Princess Anne County the 7> 7 th day of D e c e mb e r 
January 1799 The within last Will and Testament of Smith Shephird Sen r 
(sic) dec 41 was proved according to Law by the Oath of John Lovitt and John. 
L. Lovitt two of the Witnesses to the same and is Ordered to be Recorded: 
And on the Motion of Smith Shepherd Jun r the Executor therein named who 
made Oath and gave Bond with Security according to Law Certificate is 
Granted him for obtaining probate hereof in due form. 

Teste 

P. K. Moseley, Clk 

This will was transcribed from a photocopy of the original in the Princess Anne 
County Court Records (Virginia Beach) Wills — beginning 1799 — (original). 
Published here with the kind permission of the Archives and Records Division, 
Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Louis H. Manarin, State 
Archivist. 



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AmeCia & (Prince 'Edward counties 
Bible Records 



Old Family Bible Looking For Its Family 

By Steve Clark — Richmond Times-Dispatch 

Edmund C. Arnold is looking for a good home for a Good Book with a 
checkered past. 

It's a family Bible that apparently lost its Virginia family in the Civil War's 
final days, when the Bible fell into the hands of (horrors!) a Yankee cavalry 
officer who took it home to New York state. Where did Ed Arnold get the 
Bible? 

'One of my students gave it to me at least 10 years ago," said Arnold, a 
retired Virginia Commonwealth University journalism professor. "He had 
found it in an old barn." 

For the life of him, Arnold can't remember the student's name or where the 
barn was. Arnold pretty much had forgotten he had the thick and heavy 
Bible until this summer when he and his wife, Viola, came upon it while 
taking inventory of possessions in their Ginter Park home. The house is for 
sale and they plan to move to Roanoke. 

Arnold doesn't want to discard the Bible, which is in good condition 
considering its age and all it must have been through since it was published 
in 1855. But he doesn't want to lug it to Roanoke. 

What Arnold wants to do is give it to someone descended from the 
Virginians to whom it first belonged. Who were they? 

Based on family records inscribed in the Bible, the first owners must have 
been a couple named Richilieu and Cornelia Coleman, whose marriage on 
April 18, 1860, is recorded. Also recorded are the birth dates of two 
children: William Coleman (May 4, 1862) and Marion Armistead Coleman 
(April 25, 1864). 

Where this Coleman family lived is not certain, but my hunch is they lived 
in Amelia or Prince Edward county, which will be explained in a minute. 

First, let us consider the most intriguing inscription in the old Bible. Written 
in pencil, this inscription reads as follows: 



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"Captured on the bellfield rade of Va. April 8 1865 by Charley Raleigh 
company G 24 NY calvery and presented to the captain L.J. Cole on the 
same day and was used for his pillow until surrender of Lea. " 

Despite the misspellings and the grammatical flaws, this inscription provides 
some important pieces to this historical puzzle. 

It lets us assume that in a raid in Virginia near the end of the Civil War, the 
Bible was appropriated by a Union soldier, who gave it to CapL L.J. Cole of 
New York's 24 th calvary regiment 

Subsequent records in the Bible indicate that Cole took it home, and his 
family, who lived near Watertown, NY, used the Coleman family Bible as 
their family Bible. 

The name "Lydia H. Cole" is stamped on the inside cover, and an inscription 
that reads, "I give my all to God," is signed (undated) by someone named 
Eddie Cole, of Sandy Creek, N.Y. 

"Who would use someone's else's family Bible as their family Bible?" 
Arnold said. Yankees, Ed. Yankees who couldn't spell Lee. 

Now, why is it likely that the Coleman family of Virginia lived in Amelia or 
Prince Edward county? 

Assuming the information about Capt, L.J. Cole's outfit (New York's 24 th 
calvary) is correct, and assuming that perplexing "bellfield rade of Va." took 
place on or about April 8, 1865, then it is almost certain the rad was in 
Amelia or Prince Edward. 

Official war records show that over a period of several days leading up to 
Lee's surrender at Appomattox, the 24 th New York calvary fought in several 
engagements in both Amelia and Prince Edward. 

The best guess, therefore, is that this family Bible belonged to Richilieu and 
Cornelia Coleman, and they lived on one of those two Virginia counties. 

It's all guesswork, to be sure, but if anyone reading this knows anything about 
the Colemans and their descendants, get in touch with me and I'll put you 
in touch with Ed Arnold. 

He wants to return their family Bible to them. 

This article originally appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 
Thursday, September 9, 1993, and is reprinted here with the kind permission 
of Louise Seals, Richmond Times-Dispatch. 



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HaCifa^County 
Powers of Attorney 



Selections from Halifax County Deed Books 47 - 54 (1841 - 1852) 
Submitted by J. C. Kolbe 

Continued from Vol XI No. 3, pp. 119-126. 

Editor's Note: These powers of attorney recorded in the Halifax County Deed 
Books were selected and abstracted by Mr. Kolbe to identify persons who 
migrated from Halifax County, to give their place of residence and then- 
continued ties with the county of Halifax. They are presented with the deed 
book number first and then the page number in that book. 

DB 47, p. 141 J. William Brumfield of Mercer County, Kentucky to Christopher 
Chinn of Mercer County, Kentucky power of attorney to demand a tract of land 
containing 100 acres tying in Halifax County, Virginia near what was in former 
days called the round pond, the tract was the same that was deeded by Samuel 
Morton to my deceased father, John Brumfield, and at his death to belong to 
me. The deed was made and recorded in Halifax County about sixty years since. 

dated: 7 September 1841 recorded: 9 October 1841 

DB 49, p. 194 John Arlington of Halifax County, Virginia to John Saneve of 
Mecklenburg County, Virginia, power of attorney to recover anything due me as 
representative of Stephen Arrington deed, late of Kentucky or in whatever state, 
country, his estate may be. 

dated: 14 September 1843 recorded: 14 September 1843 

DB 49, p. 221 Troup County, Georgia 

Judith Bridgman to John Thompson of Herd County, Georgia, power of attorney 
to recover and receive of Eppy Wimbish of Halifax County, Virginia, all monies 
due me from said Eppy Wimbish, it being my legacy from the estate of John 
Thompson deed, of Halifax County, Virginia. 

dated: 15 September 1843 recorded: 5 December 1843 

DB 49, p. 222 Anderson Chapman of Morgan County, Georgia, to John 
Thompson of Herd County, Georgia, power of attorney to recover from the 
estate of John Thompson deed., late of Halifax County, Virginia, coming to me 
by marriage with the daughter of John Thompson, formerly Ann Chapman. 

dated: 11 November 1843 recorded: 5 December 1843 

DB 49, p. 508 Samuel Bates of Madison County, Mississippi, to Joseph H. 
Fuqua of Halifax County, Virginia, power of attorney to do business I am unable 
to perform, especially to draw from James late of the county and state aforesaid, 
but now of Carroll County, state of Tennessee, the distributive share of the 
estate of Mary Bates deed, of Halifax County, Virginia, due to Edmund Bates 



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of which share the said Samuel Bates is trustee and in his own right to draw 
from the executor of Fielder Cage deed, of Halifax Count)', Virginia, whatever 
money mav descend to Martha A. Bates the wife of said Samuel Bates, from the 
estate of Fielder Cage deed, father of Martha A. Bates. 

dated: 3 April 1844 recorded: 21 May 1844 

DB 49, p. 522 Jasper County, Mississippi 

William C Ferrell to Peter Barksdale of Halifax County, power of attorney to 
sell lands in Virginia. 

dated: 29 July 1841 recorded: 1 June 1844 

DB 49, p. 524 Nancy J. Boman of Bedford County, Tennessee, to Valentine 
Martin of the county and state aforesaid, power of attorney to receive from 
James Petty of Halifax County, Virginia, any money that he James Petty may 
have belonging to me. James Petty was legary authorized to collect money that 
was coming to my father, Thomas Boman, from the estate of Bibky Boman deed. 
my grandfather. 

dated: 6 May 1844 recorded: 17 June 1844 

DB 50, p. 56 Edward Booker of Callaway County, Missouri, one of the heirs of 
the estate of Mary Ann Moore deed, late of Halifax County, Virginia, to James 
Young of Halifax County, Virginia, power of attorney to collect monies from the 
estate of Mary Ann Moore deed, from Bird Moore administrator of the estate. 

dated: 21 September 1844 recorded: 31 October 1844 

DB 50, p. 59 James B. Childers of Spencer County, Indiana, to Samuel B. 
Childers power of attorney of the county and state aforesaid to receive from 
Benjamin Stanfiekl of Caswell County, North Carolina, my portion of the estate 
of Thomas Boyd late of Halifax County, Virginia. 

dated: 26 September 1844 recorded: 1 November 1844 

DB 50, p. 70 Troup County, Georgia 

Judith Bridgman, John Thompson, Washington Thompson, William Collins, 
Anderson Chapman, Benjamin Ragsdale, Nancy Anderson, to George W. 
Thompson of Chambers County, Alabama, power of attorney to receive from E. 
Y. Wimbish commissioner on the estate of John Thompson deed, both of Halifax 
County, Virginia, monies due us it being our legacy as heirs at law of John 
Thompson deed. 

dated: 9 August 1844 recorded: 9 November 1844 

DB 50, p. 624 Christian County, Kentucky 

Whereas Henry Elliott deed, formerly of Halifax County, Virginia and late of 
Christian County, died in the autumn of 1834, his widow Mrs. Mary Ann Elliott 
was appointed guardian of Martha Elizabeth, and Mary Ann Elliott heirs and 
infants of the deceased. Mary Ann Elliott intermarried with Dr. James A. Whyte 
now deceased. $85.00 devised to the estate of Henry Elliott in Virginia, to J. B. 
Stovall of Meadsville, Virginia, power of attorney to recover money in the case 



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Elliott vs. Elliott Money to be directed to the town of Hopkinsvflle, Christian 
County, Kentucky. 

dated: 22 July 1845 recorded: 8 September 1845 

DB 50, p. 651 William W. Powell of Halifax County, Virginia in his own right 
and as executor of Orphy A. Anderson deed, to Thomas A. Powell of Sinclair 
County, Missouri, power of attorney to collect money in my own right, right of 
my wife or as executor of Orpha A Anderson deed, late of Jasper County, 
Missouri 

dated: 24 June 1845 recorded: 24 June 1845 

DB 51, p. 86 James B. Ferrell of Halifax County, Virginia, to James M. 
Chappell of Halifax County, Virginia, power of attorney to receive all monies 
due me in Mississippi and particularly to settle a debt due me from the estate 
of William C. Ferrell late of Jasper County, Mississippi, which said debt is due 
by bond which has been placed m the hands of Henry Calhoun and Thomas J. 
Johnston attorneys at law practicing in Jasper County. 

dated: 22 November 1845 recorded: 24 November 1845 

DB 51, p. 140 Rebecca E. Bradley, wife of William B. Bradley, (formerly 
Rebecca E. Petty) by marriage and prior to that Rebecca E. Dunkley, daughter 
of Henry Dunkley of Halifax County, Virginia, now of Haywood County, 
Tennessee, to my husband, William B. Bradley, power of attorney to receive 
anything coming from the estate of my deed, father, Henry Dunkley. 

dated: 17 November 1845 recorded: 31 December 1845 

DB 51, p. 411 Madison County, Tennessee 

Joseph Davis to Ephraim Ferrill of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, power of 
attorney to receive from L. Ferrill, administrator of the estate of Dolly Ferrill 
deed, late of Halifax County, Virginia, the legacy or distributive share which 
descended to Archer Ferrill as one of the heirs which has been transfered to 
Joseph Davis by deed for a valuable consideration. 

dated: 26 March 1846 recorded: 27 Jury 1846 

DB 51, p. 419 Robert Hall and Margaret his wife, formerly Margaret Childress, 
and Elizabeth Childress of Spencer County, Indiana, to Samuel B. Childress of 
the county and state aforesaid, power of attorney to receive from Benjamin 
Stanfield of Caswell County, North Carolina, all due us from the estate of 
Thomas Boyd deed, of Halifax County, Virginia. 

dated: 9 Jury 1846 recorded: 7 August 1846 

DB 51, p. 4% Morgan Dickerson and Sally Ann Dickerson (late Sally Ann 
Martin Woosley) his wife of Gerrard County, Kentucky, to William Holt of 
Halifax County, Virginia, power of attorney to demand whatever belongs to us 
as heirs at law of the estate of Moses Woosley deed, of Halifax County, Virginia. 

dated: 21 September 1846 recorded: 26 September 1846 

DB 52, p. 267 Alexander Moore and his wife Mary, and Alexander Moore 
guardian of John Carter, Judith Carter, Martha M. Carter, of Caswell County, 
North Carolina, to Margaret B. Carter of Halifax County, Virginia, power of 



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attorney to receive money from the estate of Alexander Carter deed., either reaL, 
personal, or in the dower estate of said Margaret which has been converted into 
bonds. 

dated: 22 September 1847 recorded: 27 September 1847 

DB 52, p. 268 Richard E. Bennet and Maria Bennet his wife, and Anne O. Lain 
of Menard County, Illinois, to Margaret B. Carter of Halifax County, Virginia, 
power of attorney to receive sums due us as heirs of Alexander Carter deed, of 
Halifax and all money which is due as our share of the dower of the said 
Margaret B. Carter (which as been sold and converted into money) in the estate 
of Alexander Carter. 

dated: 19 July 1847 recorded: 29 September 1847 

DB 52, p. 373 Theoderick Carter, Robert S. Carter, Eliza Jane, wife of 
Theoderick Carter, Robert S. Carter guardian of Catherine Carter of Fayette 
County, Texas, to Margaret B. Carter of Halifax County, Virginia, power of 
attorney to receive anything due us especially from the estate of Alexander 
Carter deed, of Halifax County, Virginia, and money due us for our shares of the 
dower of Margaret B. Carter which has been converted to money. 

dated: 1 November 1847 recorded: 21 December 1847 

DB 52, p. 375 William F. Carter of Giles County, Tennessee, to Caleb H. 
Richmond of Caswell County, North Carolina, power of attorney to receive of 
Jesse Brandon of Halifax County, Virginia, executor of Catherine Carter late of 
Halifax County deed, what is due as legatte or heir at law. 

dated: 29 September 1847 recorded: 27 December 1847 

DB 52, p. 480 Haywood County, Tennessee 

Matthew B. Dodson to Elias Dodson, power of attorney to receive of Isaac 
Derham a distributive share which has desecended to me form William Dodson 
and Enoch Dodson now deed, late of Halifax County, Virginia. 

dated: 21 August 1847 recorded: 21 April 1848 

DB 52, p. 482 Obadiah Dodson of Madison County, Tennessee, to my brother, 
Elias Dodson of Halifax County, Virginia, power of attorney to sell land in 
Halifax County, Virginia on Vardier Branch, it being the same which belonged 
to my brother William Dodson in his lifetime and also his interest in my mother, 
Nancy Dodson's dower in land in Halifax and Pittsylvania County on Birch Creek 
and my brother Enoch Dodson's interest in my mother's dower in the above 
named land. 

dated: 8 January 1848 recorded: 21 April 1848 

DB 52, p. 653 Madison County, Tennessee 

George A Connally agent and attorney for Gabriel B. Ferrell, to Thomas D. 
Johnston of Caswell County, North Carolina, power of attorney to receive 
monies from those indebted to said Ferrell. 

dated: 26 June 1848 recorded: 23 October 1848 



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DB 52, p. 654 Madison County, Tennessee 

Gabriel B. Ferrell to George A. Connally, power of attorney to receive debts due 
me in Halifax County, Virginia. 

dated: December 1847 recorded: 23 October 1848 

DB 53, p. 48 Graves County, Kentucky 

Peter L. Franklin to William L. Goode of Ballard County, Kentucky, power of 
attorney to recover two negroes now in Halifax County, Virginia, supposed to be 
in the possession of James F. Brooks and these negroes are to be sold. Peter L. 
Franklin derived title to negroes by marriage to his wife Elizabeth Gresham late 
of Halifax County, Virginia. 

dated: 11 September 1848 recorded: 2 January 1849 

DB 53, p. 290 Elizabeth B. Boyd of Trigg County, Kentucky, to William Boyd 
of the county and state aforesaid, power of attorney to sell my interest in a tract 
of land hying in Halifax County, Virginia containing 300 acres lying on the waters 
of the Dan River. 

dated: 13 May 1839 recorded: 12 September 1849 

DB 53, p. 500 Wilson County, Tennessee 

William Bedels, Sarah Bedels wife of William Bedels, Josiah Owen, John Brogan 
and his wife Elizabeth Brogan, to Anthony Owen, power of attorney to receive 
from John A. McCraw executor of the will of Fleming Owen deed, our 
distributive share of the estate of Fleming Owen deed, and adjust any claims held 
against Stephen Owen and William Bedels by the executor. 

dated: 2 August 1849 recorded: 25 March 1850 

DB 54, p. 67 Albert P. Keeling, William Keeling and Sarah, late Sarah Wooseley 
deed., George Bell and Susan Bell his wife late Susan Keeling daughter of said 
William Keeling and said Susan Keeling all of Cape Giradeau County, Missouri, 
to William Holt, clerk of Halifax County Superior Court, power of attorney to 
receive all that is due us as heirs at law of William Keeling and Sarah Keeling 
deed., especially money coming to us by a decree of the Circuit Superior Court 
of Halifax at the April term 1848 pronounced in a suit fore the sale and division 
of the estate both real and personal of Moses Wooseley against David Trible 
who was the administrator of the estate. William Holt was our attorney in this 
case. 

dated: 18 April 1850 recorded: 16 December 1850 

DB 54, p. 93 Anna A Denton and Mary M. Anderson of Tippicanoe County, 
Indiana, to Thomas J. Green of Halifax County, Virginia, power of attorney. 

dated: 20 November 1850 recorded: 15 January 1851 

DB 54, p. 123 Edward T. Hudson, a son of William R. Hudson and Winfred 
Hudson his wife, who reside in Halifax County, Virginia, died intestate in 1849 
in Rapides Parish, Louisianna, leaving his father, several brothers and sisters 
surviving him, his mother Winfred deed, many years before the death of her said 
son, and by law of Louisianna William R. Hudson is entitled to l A of the estate 
of his deed, son, Wm. R. Hudson recently died and his will was recorded in 



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Halifax County, Virginia at the January Court 1851, bequeath his estate to his 
last wife, Amy J. Hudson, whereas John W. Bradley has qualified as 
administrator with the will of William R Hudson. Now Amy J. Hudson, as 
legatee and John W. Bradley, as the personal representative of William R. 
Hudson, to J. J. Dalery of Virginia, our power of attorney to represent the estate 
of William R Hudson in the settlement of the estate of Edward T. Hudson deed. 

dated: 4 February 1851 recorded: 7 February 1851 

DB 54, p. 124 Henry E. Hudson, Albert Hudson, Winfred Hudson, William T. 
Owen, and Susan his wife formerly Susan Hudson all of Halifax County, Virginia, 
brothers and sisters of Edward T. Hudson who died in 1849 at Rapides Parish, 
Louisianna, to J. J. Daley of Virginia, power of attorney in the distribution of the 
estate of Edward T. Hudson deed. 

dated: 4 February 1851 recorded: 7 February 1851 

DB 54, p. 492 Josiah Anderson trustee for Mary A D. Greenwade, wife of John 
Greenwade, appointed by the court decree of Montgomery Circuit Court of 
Kentucky, to Flournoy and Carrington of Halifax County, Virginia, power of 
attorney to receive from the executor of Moses Palmer deed, and from James 
M Palmer money and property for the use of Mary, or in trust for her and her 
children. 

dated: 10 March 1852 recorded: 28 June 1852 

DB 54, p. 527 Chambers County, Alabama 

William Claybrook to Charles S. Easley of Halifax County, Virginia, power of 
attorney to dispose of real estate, especially real estate devised to me by my 
father, William Claybrook. 

dated: 20 August 1851 recorded: 24 August 1852 

DB 54, p. 569 Craig County [state not mentioned] 

Agreement between Thomas Donahoe and Mary his wife, formerly the daughter 
of Isaac Easley deed, of Halifax County, Virginia. Thomas Donahoe and Mary 
have interest in the estate of Isaac Easley deed, which they are entitled to at the 
death of his wife Judith. Sale of this interest made between William Easley by 
Thomas Donahoe without the consent of his wife Mary for a sum much less than 
true value, to Jonathan B. Stovall power of attorney. 

dated: 14 October 1851 recorded: 19 June 1852 



to be continued 



Published here with the kind permission of the Archives and Records Division, 
Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Louis H. Manarin, 
State Archivist 



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Camp6eft County 
Cemetery 



Cemetery at Hat Creek Church 
Transcribed by Kathryn Sawyer Hooper 



Research performed by W. B. Adams, Rustburg, Virginia August 17, 1937 

Subject Cemetery at Hat Creek, Virginia 

Location: Take highway #605 going southwest of Naruna, Virginia, until you 
cross Falling River. Take Route #601 going north (left) at its junction with 
#605. Church and cemetery in full view of the road. 

Date: 1828, date of the oldest grave. 

Owners: Hat Creek Church and Cemetery to the present date (1937). 

Description: This ia a well-kept little cemetery, full of large oak and cedar trees. 
No fence. Very few of the graves have markers. 

Historical Significance: 

Sarah G. Mrs. Mary T. Clark 

Wife of Kester Conley Born Oct. 25, 1779 

Born April 19th, 1809 Died Mar. 28, 1851 

Died April 23, 1859 In the 49th year of her age (?) 

Susan E. N. Mary Ann Mason 

Wife of John S. Payne daughter of Paulett and M. A. T. Clark 

Daughter of Paulett and M. A. T. Clark Died April 20, 1828 

Died Sept. 12th, 1889 Aged 27 years 

Aged 77 years 6 mos. 

A devoted Christian Woman Mary J. Mason 

Died July 25, 1857 
Erected to the memory of Aged 34 years 

Paulett Clark Esq. 
Born Sept. 30, 1771 
Died Feb 26, 1855 

Source of Information: Tombstone Inscriptions, Visit by worker. 

This transcription was found in the Works Progress Administration of Virginia 
Historical Inventory, Campbell County, 1937, Film 509, Reel 6, #10, Archives 
and Records Division, Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, Virginia, 
and is published here with the kind permission of Dr. Louis H Manarin, State 
Archivist 



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"Bedford County 
Historic Places 



"dowell" - "Otter View Farm" 

Transcribed by Kathryn Sawyer Hooper 

Subject "Creswell", known as "Otter View Farm" until recent times it became 
the property of Charles E. Heald. 

Location: 9 miles east of Bedford, Virginia, on Route #460; thence south on a 
private road Vz mile to house. 

Date: Residence finished in 1763. 

Owners: Joshua Early bought the land in 1757 and left it by will to his son, 
Bishop John Early of Lynchburg, Virginia. 

Description: 

A two story log house covered with weatherboard, two chimneys, one at 
each end. Eight large rooms with twelve foot ceilings, 18 windows and 
rather elaborate wooden cornices. An open stairway with three flights of 
pine or chestnut, baluster rails and newel posts of turned mahogany. Hand 
carved balusters, the original still in use. Elaborate interior cornices in the 
parlor. 

When the house was built there was a log weatherboarded kitchen and 
butlery a few paces to the rear of the house. This no longer stands. There 
was an ice house also, but nothing remains of it. The log weatherboarded 
smoke-house still stands about 10 yards to the right of the house. No sign 
of the old slave cabins remains today. In the original house the front 
bedrooms had no communication with the back bed rooms, each set having 
its own stairway. This plan no longer holds in the remodelled house. 

Historical Significance: 

There is no family cemetery on the place. Two graves, those of Joshua the 
builder and Maty Leftwich his wife, were made about 5 yards to the right 
of the house and today the garage covers their graves. 

John Early, the immigrant, came to Virginia about 1661 and lived in York 
County. Thomas Early, son of John 1 , lived in Middlesex County, Virginia, 
Jeremiah Early, son of Thomas, was born in 1705, died 1787, married 1728 
Elizabeth Buford, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Buford, and had sons, 
John, Jeremiah Jr., Jacob, Joel, Joseph, and Joshua - the last born June 13, 
1738, died 1812. They all took up land in the eastern part of the county, 
raising tobacco and blooded stock. During the War of the Revolution much 
beef was furnished to the army from their plantations. 



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Jeremiah Jr. served as an officer in the Revolution and was a member of the 
County Court In 1772 he was High Sheriff under George the 3rd, holding 
office from 1754 to 1779. It is from his branch of the family that General 
Jubal Early comes. General Early graduated from West Point in 1837 and 
the next year served as Lieutenant in the Indian Wars in Florida. Shortly 
after this he resigned his commission and became a lawyer, practicing in 
both Bedford and Franklin counties. In 1847 he was commissioned a Major 
of volunteers to serve in the Mexican War. At the beginning of the War 
Between the States he was appointed by order of the Confederate Congress 
to the office of ColoneL At Gettysburg he commanded a division of Lee's 
Army. Following this he was assigned to the Valley of Virginia for the 
purpose of harassing Washington and keeping Sheridan busy. In 1864 he 
invaded Maryland, defeating General Lew Wallace at Monocacy Junction. 
Another raid was in Pennsylvania in 1864, when Chambersburg was 
destroyed. In September 1864, he was defeated by Sheridan at Winchester. 
Later in October he surprised Union forces at Eda Creek, but owing to the 
sudden arrival of Sheridan, who rallied his fleeing forces he was not 
victorious. In June of this year he had repulsed Hunter, who was almost 
within reach of his goal, the Confederate supplies of medicine and hospital 
goods for which Lynchburg was the center. General Early refused to take 
the oath of allegiance following the war. For many years after this he lived 
in Canada but returned finally to Lynchburg where he died in March, 1894. 
He never married. He is buried in Spring Hill Cemetery Lynchburg, 
Virginia. At the time of his death the flag over the State Capitol was at half 
mast and the Governor and Legislature rose in silent salute as the Chaplain 
offered prayer. Attending his funeral were delegations from the legislature, 
from the Army of Northern Virginia and from many Confederate camps. 
In the Lynchburg paper appeared a tribute by Major John Daniel, one of 
Early's officers, to Lynchburg's 'Highest ranking officer in the Civil War." 
"Amongst the chief mourners was that line of Gray, wrinkled men who 
followed his hearse, carrying a tattered flag which told its own story. I have 
never witnessed a more imposing scene then the outpouring of people as his 
body was borne to the grave with military ceremoniaL" 

This is his triple distinction, that he was a man of peace before the War, a 
hero in the war, a hero in fidelity and fortitude after the war and the very 
incarnation of its glorious memories. In all histories of the United State 
which devote space to Wars, General Early is always more than mentioned. 
In Laughlin's History he characterized him as a "Confederate Cavalry leader 
of great boldness." Members of his family have said that so outstanding 
were his qualities of quickness and boldness that it seemed especially fitting 
for the Valley Campaign to be put in his hands. 

Returning to Joshua Early, brother of Jeremiah Jr. he married Mary 
Leftwich, daughter of Augustine Leftwich who was prominent in the early 
New London days, and built "CreswelL" Records show that he had lands 
adjacent to New London and Vi a lot in New London, but that he disposed 



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of these and bought up adjacent parcels of land near Forest until he had 
around 1000 acres. It was on this acreage that he built "CreswelL" 
Whenever Jefferson came to "Poplar Forest" Joshua always called upon him 
in state and Jefferson was more than once entertained at "CreswelL" 
Joshua acquired adjoining tracts adjacent to the original acreage on which 
his sons settled when they were married, so that there was an "Early 
Colony," as they said. His chief crop was tobacco and he raised blooded 
horses and cattle. He also had a large peach orchard and a 50 gallon stilL 
He died December 18, 1812, though his funeral service was postponed until 
the roads became passable, and in the following June the rites were 
conducted by his nephew, Rev. Abner Early. The family were devoted 
Methodists, rearing three ministers, one of whom, John Early, born at 
"Otter View" became a bishop of the Methodist Church. 

Bibliography: 

Court Records, Clerks Office, Bedford, Virginia. 

Bedford County. 

Susan Early, College Street, Bedford, Virginia, a descendant of Jeremiah 
Early. 



Research performed in the year 1937 



This transcription was found in the Works Progress Administration of Virginia 
Historical Inventory, Bedford County, 1937, No. 24, Film 509, Reel 5, Archives 
and Records Division, Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, Virginia, 
and is published here with the kind permission of Dr. Louis H. Manarin, State 
Archivist 




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'DiwwickCie County 
Wills 



Hie Will of Peter Manson - 1793 

Submitted by James F. Devenport 

Editor's Note: This will of Peter Manson (1733-1793), a colonial resident of 
Dinwiddie County, Virginia, was located in Fayette County, Kentucky, by 
Laurence Gardiner several years ago. The will was recorded in 1793 in 
Dinwiddie County, then recorded in Fayette County, Kentucky in 1805. 
Today there exists no evidence of the will in the Dinwiddie County records. 

In the name of God Amen - 1, Peter Manson of Dinwiddie County, being of 
perfect mind and memory do make this my last will and Testament, in order 
to dispose of my estate, wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this 
life in the following manner: 

Imprimis I lend to my wife Agnes, during her natural life two hundred acres 
of land, including my Dwelling-House to be laid off as she may choose, (my 
mill excepted), also the seven following slaves, Will, Bob, Nell, Lucy, Esther, 
Daniel, Ned, also I give and bequeath to my said wife one third part of my 
stock of every kind, also my Household and Kitchen furniture and plantation 
utensils; also a sufficiency of grain to last her family and stock until she have 
an opportunity to make, if there is as much on the plantation, all the above 
I lend and give to my wife in lieu of her Dower. Item I give and bequeath 
to my son James Manson and his heirs forever, two hundred acres of land 
including my mill, the land to be laid off the most convenient thereto; also 
the two hundred acres which I have lent to my wife, also the four following 
Negroes old James, Jane, George, and Nan and their increase, also forty 
pounds to be raised out of my estate. Item I give and bequeath to my son 
Peter Manson fifty acres of land off, as is most convenient to his plantation, 
also three Negroes, namely Davy, Kate, Lou they being already in his 
possession. I give and bequeath them and their increase, also the land 
beforementioned to him and his heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath to 
my son Hardaway Manson and his heirs forever three hundred acres of land, 
to be laid off, after that beforementioned as may be most convenient to him, 
also three Negroes namely Laurney, Sail and her child and their increase, 
they being in his possession. Item I give and bequeath to my son Nathaniel 
Manson and his heirs forever the remainder part of my land, also three 
Negroes Jim, Sam and Amy and her increase, also forty pounds to be raised 
out of my estate. Item I give and bequeath to my son John Manson and to 
his heirs forever the three following Negroes, Titus, Jack, and Jenny and her 



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increase, they being in his possession. Item I give and bequeath to my son 
Thomas Mansonand to his heirs forever the three following Negroes, Major, 
Bob and Nancy and her increase they being already in his possession. Item 
I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Pegram and her heirs forever the 
following Negroes, namely Chloe and Sail and their past and future increase, 
they being already in her possession. Item I give and bequeath to my 
daughter Martha Alfriend and her heirs forever the following Negroes, 
namely Tortune, Amy and Keziah and their increase the two first being 
already in her possession. Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Agnes 
Thweatt Manson and her heirs forever the following Negroes, namely Ussey, 
Dick, Sue, and Venus and their increase, also forty pounds to be raised out 
of my estate. Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Manson 
and her heirs for ever the four following Negroes, Abram, Phil, Annaca and 
Sail and their increase, also forty pounds to raised out of my estate. Item I 
give and bequeath my lands in the State of Kentucky to be sold, and the 
money arising therefrom after paying the expenses thereof, to be equally 
divided amongst all my children, both sons and daughters, to them and their 
heirs forever, also all my estate not before disposed of. 

Item I give all the Negroes that I have herein kept to my wife, with their 
increase to be equally divided amongst all my children to them and to their 
heirs forever. 

Item I do hereby constitute and appoint my son-in-law Baker Pegram, my 
sons Thomas Manson, Peter Manson and Hardaway Manson executors of 
this my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my 

hand and seal this day of April, in the year of our Lord Christ, one 

thousand seven hundred and ninety three. My desire is that my estate be not 
appraised. 

Peter Manson [LS] 

Signed, Seal'd and acknowledged in the presence of 

John Poythress 

J John Scott Carpenter 

Cornelius Wainwright 

At a court held for Dinwiddie County at the Courthouse on Monday the 18th 
day of November 1793. This will was presented into Court, by the within 
named executors, and the same was proved by the oaths of J. John Scott 
Carpenter and Cornelius Wainwright two of the Witnesses thereto and 
ordered to be recorded and upon the motion of the said executors who made 
oaths thereto according to law and together with William Hardaway, Daniel 
Pegram and William I Walker their Security, entered into, acknowledged 



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their bond in the sum of ten thousand pounds, conditioned as the law directs. 
Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. 

Fertz. Nicholas CDC 

Virginia, Dinwiddie County, 

I, John Nicholas clerk of County Dinwiddie aforesaid, do hereby certify that 

the foregoing ( ) copy of the Will of Peter Manson deceased, given under 

my hand and the seal of office this 26 th day of April 1797. 

John Nicholas 

Clerk of Dinwiddie County 

Virginia, Dinwiddie County; 

I, Edward Pegram one of the Justices of the peace for the County aforesaid, 
do hereby certify that John Nicholas is and was clerk of the said County, at 
the time of the admitting the said Will to record, and that due faith and 
credit is and ought to be given to all instruments of writing by him, signed, 
when acting in the capacity aforesaid. Given under my hand this 30 th day of 
April 1797. 

Edward Pegram [LS] 

Will of Peter Manson, April 1793, proved 18 November 1793, Dinwiddie 
County, Virginia; proved 27 September 1805, Fayette County, Kentucky, Will 
Book A, pages 757-760. 




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'Brunszvicfc^ County 
Wills 



Will of James Fisher - 1784 
Submitted by Douglas P. Fisher 

Transcribed from the original found in Brunswick County Will Book 2, pp. 
403 & 404, located at the Brunswick County Court House. 

In the name of god amen April 5 th 1784 I James Fisher of the 
parish of Saint Andrews and County of Brunswick being of perfect 
sense and memory do make and Ordain this to be my last Will and 
Testament in manner and form following 

Viz) Item I Give and bequeath unto my loving son William Fisher 
the following Negroes which he has now in possion Viz Toney, Tom, 
Ralph, Phebe, and all her Children them and their Increase and the 
Land whereon he now lives containing four hundred and twenty five 
Acres to him and his heirs forever. 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my loving son Jonathan Fisher the upper 
part of the Land I live above the Spring branch beginning at a great 
Red Oak that's along my Cart path from thence a straight course to 
the said Branch thence down the said Branch to Waqua Creek 
thence up the said Creek to Stith's line thence along Stith's line to 
the beginning and the half of my Grist Mill to him and his heirs 
forever. 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my loving son James Fisher the Land below 
my Spring branch and the Land I bought of Charles Gordan and the 
Land I Bought of Mason Bishop with the following Negroes namely, 
Ball, Sail and all their Children & their Increase with one feather 
Bed and furniture with half of My Mill to him & his heirs forever _ 

And if my son James Fisher should Die without a lawful heir my 
Will & Desire is that my Grand son James Fisher the son of 
Jonathan Fisher may have the above mentioned Lands And the half 
of the Negroes above mentioned Negroes to him his heirs forever 
and the other half of the Negroes my Will & Desire is that my 
Grand son Ben Fisher the son of William Fisher may have to him 
& his heirs forever. 

Item I Lend unto my loving Wife Martha Fisher my land & plantation 
whereon I now live during her Widowhood with these Negroes 



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Daphney, Grace, Jacob, & James and Billy and two feather beds 
and furniture with household a_ Kitchen furniture with twelve head 
of Cattle Two work horses stock of hoggs six head of Sheep. 

Item I Lend Unto my loving Daughter Constant Quarles two Negroes 
namely Hall, Jane, During her natural life and then to be equally 
divide among all her Children to them and their heirs forever. 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my loving Daughter Clara Willson one 
Negro Named David to her & her heirs forever. 

Item I Give & bequeath unto my loving Daughter Martha Eldridge one 
Negro Named Rubin and Judah to her & her heirs forever. 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my loving Daughter Sarah Fisher one 
Negro Named Stephen and Bob with one feather Bed & furniture 
to her and her heirs forever. 

The Rest of my Negroes Named Sam, Lucy & Sarah may be equally 
divided among the rest of my Children namely Elizabeth Edwards, 
Nancy Richardson, Susanna Miller and the Negro that I have lent 
to my wife named Billy after her decease to be equally divided after 
my just Debts are paid And if my Daughter Sarah Fisher should die 
without a lawful heir the survivors to enjoy the Estate given. In 
Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal the Day & 
Year above written. Signed Sealed, published & pronounced by the 
said James Fisher as his last will and Testament Lastly I do appoint 
my son William Fisher & Jonathan Fisher Executors to this my last 
Will and Testament. 

In presence of 

Teste James Fisher (LS) 

Benjamin Benjamin 

Robert Lenoir 

Thomas Lenoir 

Brunswick County Court 25 th Day of October 1784 

This Will was proved by the Oaths of Robert 
Lenoir and Thomas Lenoir witnesses thereto and ordered to be Recorded. 

Teste Drury Stith Ct CI. 



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HAWKINS, WILKINSON: Was John Hawkins (cl764-cl835, Hart Co, KY), the 
son of Zachariah and Elizabeth 14 (William 3 , John 21 Wilkinson) Hawkins, Amelia 
and Halifax cos? Zachariah m Elizabeth 1763, Amelia Co. John Hawkins m 
Jane Ferguson 1790, received land from Zachariah cl793, Halifax Co. Did 
Zachariah leave a will? Linda Kmiecik, 431 S. Center St, Bensenvffle, EL 60106- 
2642. 

WREN, COLEMAN, BARLOW: William Wren b cl775 VA, m prob 1789 SC, 
in Dallas Co, AL by 1820. Son Marshall Wren m Mary Coleman 1835 in Green 
Co, AL William Wren's w/1 unknown; w/2 prob Nancy Barlow of Abbeville, SC; 
w/3 Sarah _?_. Ruth Wren, 5809 Tautoga, El Paso, TX 79924. 

JENNETT: Seek info on family of James Jennett b 1814 VA d 1879 
Montgomery Co, KY. Son or gr-son of James Jennett b cl775 VA d 1828 
Madison Co, KY m Mary. How related to James or Samuel Jennett Halifax Co 
1782, or James (two), Owen, Abraham, or John Janet Greenbrier Co 1810 Tax 
List? Ruth Coward Cunningham, 5100 John D. Ryan Blvd., Apt 735, San 
Antonio, TX 78245. 

SCOTT, MOON: Was John Scott, will probated 1793 Halifax Co, wife Dicey 
Moon, the son of John Scott Sr of Caswell Co, NC, will probated 1781, naming 
sons John Jr, Robert, deceased son William, daus Catherine McAden, Mary 
McFarland, sons-in-law Samuel Cunningham and David Logan? Miss Bfllie 
Lipscomb, 2564 Donald Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70809-1945. 

SINGLETON: Seek info on Edmond Singleton b 1754, m 1782, d after Sept 
1845 Lumpkin Co, GA wife Elizabeth. Ch b in VA girl unknown, James, 
Edmond II. His farm adjoined Robert Singleton, m Sarah Garret, moved to 
Montgomery Co, NC and joined Edmond I who moved there 1787. Gary F. 
Singleton, 1424 Seminole Tr., Raleigh, NC 27609. 

SINGLETON: Edmund Singleton Rev army at Amelia Courthouse 1776. Tax 
List Lunenburg Co 1782/83, purchased land there 1783 (254 acres). Wife's name 
Elizabeth, at least 2 sons b in Lunenburg Co prior to 1788 when moved to 



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Montgomery Co, NC. Seek parents/wife's maiden name/sibs b Lunenburg Co. 
J. A. Singleton, 25 Boiling dr., Palmyra, VA 22963. 

JONES: Seek info on "John Jones, C[edar/Crooked?]. R[un]." who gave 
permission for dau Elizabeth Keene Jones to m John Bishop 8 Jan. 1793 
Brunswick Co. John had 5 ch, 3 daus, 2 sons, one of whom was Wiley, who d 
in Christian Co, KY cl870 apparently without issue. Mary Elizabeth Sanders, 
2332 Wisteria St, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. 

BOOKER Seek any info that may connect John Booker d 1761 Orange Co, NC 
with the Booker families of Amelia Co. John's wife, Patience, received a land 
grant from Lord Granville in 1761 for a tract on Buckhorn Cr in Chatham Co, 
NC before John died. Don L. Booker, P O Box 210, Dover, AR 72837. 

EVANS, FORE: Seek info on Overton Evans b 1775, m Mary Jordan Fore 1830 
Charlotte Co. Ch: James, Nannie, Sarah Susan, John William, Martha and 
Barnett Tucker. Dinah Petree Evans, 315 Waterloo St, Lawrenceburg, TN 
38464. 

Exchange: DAVIS descs of Mecklenburg Co, especially those that have ties in 
Granville Co, NC. What happened to Robert Davis, son of Randolph Davis who 
d Mecklenburg Co in 1820's. Randolph is DAR eligible - why has no one ever 
submitted lineage on this family? Trudie Davis Long, 8213 MapteviDe Rd., 
Mount Airy, MD 21771-9713. 

WALPOLE, HAMLIN, FREEMAN: Seek info on John Walpole and his wife 
Elizabeth Hamlin. Thier son, Richard, m Agnes Freeman in 1798. Bond filed 
4 Jury 1798 at Brunswick Co. Miss Janet S. Seitz, 11521 Upper Sunny Cir., 
Eagle River, AK 99577-7844. 

ROLFE/ROFFE: Maude Rolfe Simmons Kizer d 1947 Baskerville, VA. In her 
possession was an old, red, tattered family bible. Request info as to where this 
bible is now. William A. Rolfe, 2209 Persimmon Trek, Richmond, VA 23233- 
2724. 

HOLUBAR, THIENES: Seek info on John Thienes, 1790 MD Census, owned 
1 slave. Wilhelm Josef Thienes m Felicitee Roehemer 1786 at Wittlich, 
(Archdiocese Trier), W. Germany. Gayorg Holubar m Josefa Lyr cl745 at 
Zamberk, (Hradek-Kralove), Czechoslovakia? Seek info on Georg Holubar. 
Richard Morrissey, 28656 Murrieta Rd., Sun City, CA 92586. 

MITCHELL, COCKE, CRADDOCK: Seek father of Shatteen Coker Mitchell 
b 1802 Amelia Co, d 1866 Griffin, GA. Was father James Cocke Mitchell d 
1802/3 Amelia Co, son or gr-son of James Mitchell and Ann Cocke? Mother 
was Mary Ann "Polly" Mitchell Was she the Polly Craddock who m James C. 
Mitchell 1795 Amelia Co? Mary Mitchell Clarke, P O Box 166, Fruitland Park, 
FL 34731. 



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JEFFRIES: Seek parents/sibs of Nathaniel Jeffries I, will probated Buckingham 
Co 1795. Ch: William, Sally, Jessec, Mary, Susannah, John, James, Thomas, 
Nathaniel II, Lucy, Nancy. Nancy m Nathaniel Morris 1776 Pr Ed Co. Allen K. 
Jeffries, 9005 Cheri Dr., Knaxvflk, TN 37923-2316. 

SMITH, SANFORD: Seek ancs of Wyatt Smith, Rev War Soldier of Pr Wm Co 
and Northern Neck VA area b 1774, d 1800, m Elizabeth Sanford. Possible 
father Caleb Smith of Westmoreland Co, and Thomas Smith gr-father. Will 
exchange info on Smith families in VA and SC. Herbert D. Hendricks, 7 W. 
River Rd, Poquoson, VA 23662. 

AISTROP/ASTROP: Seek info on Henry Aistrop/Astrop/Astross etc, Lunenburg 
Co 1810 & 1820 Censuses and brother, Jessee Aistrop, 1810 in Charlotte Co; 
1820 Nelson Co; 1830 Henry Co. Also, Robert G. Aistrop Brunswick Co 1850; 
Henry Aistrop (written "Astross") b 1808, in Henry Co 1850. Henry and Jesse, 
sons of Robert Aistrop. Jack Hockett, 270 Iven Ave., 2-C, St David's, PA 19087. 

BARNETT: Seek origin with proof Hugh Barnett in Orange Co, now Person, 
NC. Va line 1752. Land grant 1754. Will probated 1797 named wife Elizabeth, 
two minor ch. Son, Thomas, served Rev War. Currie b 1771, Hugh Jr d 17%. 
Was Elizabeth w/2? Was w/1 a Miss Currie? Miss Catharine Bass, 12 Wactor 
St, Sumter, SC 29150. 

GATEWOOD: P. S. Winchester Cemetery, Memphis, TN. Pg. 253, by Eva Gray. 
"Mary, Consort of William Gatewood, Born Essex Co., VA May 25, 1779, Died 
December 27, 1838." This cemetery was demolished in early 40's for a freeway. 
Who were these people? Helen Sain Hazelton, 524 Ridgeway, Bolivar, TN 
38008. 

Exchange: Thompson/Thomason BROWDER, Tabitha JOHNSON: See 
Southside Virginian Vol XI, No. 3, p. 119. Jane J. Wiffiams, 2225 Porters 
Chapel Rd., Vicksburg, MS 39180. 

CONDITT, WALL, PERKINS: Seek info on descs for William Conditt 
Chesterfield Co C1750-1790. Also parents of Major Wall (son of Joshua) and 
Major's wife Mary James whom he m in Halifax Co cl805-1810. Abo Perkins 
families, Pr Geo-Pittsh/vania cos 1720's & 1730's. Wanda L. Clark, 1304 E 
Miami, McAfester, OK 74501-6746. 

WOODALL: Seek info on the Woodall family who settled in Buckingham Co 
cl750, later moved to Charlotte Co by 1779. Particularly Sampson Woodall who 
m Sarah Steel 24 March 1756. Lucy Woodall Harris, 122 Quintan St, 
Lynchburg, VA 24503. 

SHACKLEFORD, BASS: Seek parents of Judith who m/1 James Shackleford, 
possibly Hanover Co cl778; m/2 Edward Bass of Chesterfield Co cl786. Judith 
d 1843, Edward d cl802, both d in Chesterfield Co. Mrs. John H. Walker, Box 
130, Dahlgren, VA 22448. 



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TOWNSEND: Seek info on descs of Joseph E. Townsend who m Ann R. 
Perkinson 19 Nov 1850. May have been m to Rebecca Elmore 1800; also to 
Lucy Stone, all in Lunenburg Co. Three sons: Joseph Henry, Jefferson D., and 
Wesley Townsend migrated to Dinwiddie Co. Their descs there now. Mrs. 
Claire T. Flint, 2917 Sedgewick Dr., Lynchburg, VA 24503. 

These men Irving in Smith Co, TN by 1815: Alexander AIKMAN, William 
CARTER, Isaac ESTICK, Samuel GIBSON, Heziekah 
LAZENBY/USENBY/LIZENBY, John McDANIEL, Thomas H. PAYNE, 
Dempsey POWELL, Abner, Elijah, George, Isaac, James SMITH, John 
STEPHENS, James VAULX, Jesse WALLING. Where these men live in 
Southside VA prior to moving to TN? D. Mitchell Jones, 3025 Khne Rd., 
Jacksonville, FL 32246. 

HEATH Seek parents of William Heath who d in Surry Co 1687. Will 20 Sep 
1680 mentions wife Margery and 4 ch. Lewis B. Connelly, 5110 Upper Ledges 
Dr., Kingsport, TN 37664. 

MAJOR* Seek info on the family of Nicholas Major and wife Mary. He and 
wife appear in land deeds of Lunenburg Co cl740-1761. Suspect he was the son 
of Nicholas Major of Charles City Co. Herbert D. Hendricks, 7 W. River Rd., 
Poquoson, VA 23662. 

BUTLER, COLLINS, GARRIOTT, SHIRLEY: Seek parents of Williams Collins 
who m Sarah Butler. Also James Shirley who m Judith GarriotL Both lived in 
Culpeper Co between cl760 and 1790. Joseph B. Lambert, 1956 Iinneman St, 
Glenview, IL 60025. 

TAYLOR, WTLBURN, GILLIAM Robert Taylor's will Powhatan Co proved 
1826, ch: George, Blagrave, Charles, William, Daniel, Elizabeth m John Aston, 
Martha m John Deshazor, Mary m William Pollock, Frances m William 
McLaurine, Ann m Claiborne Maxey. Robert's father was William Taylor. Seek 
info on spouse/ch of William. Esther Barnes Mulling, 2321 Robinson Rd. NE, 
Marietta, GA 30068. 

STROUD, LLOYD, SEWELL, WARNER, HOWARD, SHIPLEY, PORTER 
Isaac Beeson (1729-1802) wife, Phoebe Stroud (Quakers), Hopewell, VA Do 
ancs of Lowis Howard, who m Adam Shipley 1678 in Annapolis, originate at 
Sewell Point, Elizabeth City or Lower Norfolk Co.? "Shipley's Choice 
Plantation," 1681, Anne Arundel Co, MD. Can someone send me a Howard 
ancestor chart? Richard Morrissey, 28656 Murrieta Rd., Sun City, CA 92586. 




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Index • VoLXINo. 4 



Adams 

W. B. 182 
Aikman 

Alexander 194 
Aistrop 

Hemy 193 

Jessee 193 

Robert 193 

Robert G. 193 
Akins 

John 171 

Thomas 166 
Alfriend 

Martha 187 
Allen 167 
Anderson 

Josiah 181 

MaryM. 180 

Mrs. 171 

Nancy 177 

Orpha A. 178 

OrphyA. 178 
Andrews 

Benja. 167,168 
Archer 

Field 166,169, 
170 

John 159,160, 
168 

William 166 
Arnold 

Edmund C. 
174, 175 
Arlington 

John 176 

Stephen 176 
Ashbrook 

Peter 169 
Aston 

John 194 
Astrop 

Henry 193 
Astross 

Henry 193 
Barclay 

Patrick 162 
Barklay 

Patric 162 



Barksdale 

Peter 177 
Barlow 

Nancy 191 
Barnett 

Currie 193 

Elizabeth 193 

Hugh 193 

Thomas 193 
Bass 

Catharine 193 

Christopher 
169 

Edward 193 

Judith 193 

Thomas 163 

William 165, 
166, 169 
Basset 

Thomas 163 
Bates 

Edmund 176 

Martha A. 177 

Mary 176 

Samuel 176, 
177 
Battersby 

William 166 
Bans 

Henry 167 
Baugh 

Thomas 163 
Bedels 

Sarah 180 

William 180 
Beeson 

Isaac 194 
BeU 

David 160 

George 180 

Mary 
McCambell 
155 

Susan 180 
Belsher 

Richard 167 
Bennet 

Maria 179 

Richard E. 179 



Bishop 

John 192 

Mason 189 
Blakeley 

William 166 
Blankinship 

Ephraim 165 

Ralph 165 
Boiling 161,163, 
166-168, 171 

John 159, 161, 
162, 163, 167, 
168-170 

Sarah 169 
Boman 

Bibky 177 

Nancy J. 177 

Thomas 177 
Booker 

DonL. 192 

Edward 163, 
177 

John 163, 168, 
192 

Patience 192 

Phebe 168 
Bott 

William 170 
Boyd 

Elizabeth B. 
180 

Thomas 177, 
178 

William 180 
Bradley 

JohnW. 181 

Rebecca E. 178 

William B. 178 
Branch 

James 164, 167, 
168 

John 166,171 

Mary 164 

Matthew 164, 
166 

Thomas 164 
Branches 

Wm 171 



Brandon 

Jesse 1 79 
Bridgman 

Judith 176, 177 
Brogan 

Elizabeth 180 

John 180 
Brook 

Dudley 166 
Brooks 

James F. 180 
Browder 

Thomason 193 

Thompson 193 
Brown 

Daniel 171 
Brumfield 

J. William 176 

John 176 
Buchanan 

Andrew 161 

Archibald 161 
Buford 

Elizabeth 183 

Thomas 183 
Bugg 

Jacob 166, 169 
Burch 

C. 157 
Burding 

William 157 
Butler 

Sarah 194 
Cage 

Fielder 177 
Calhoun 

Henry 178 
Cannefax 

John 167 
Carpenter 

J John Scott 
187 
Carrington 181 
Carter 

Alexander 179 

Catherine 179 

Eliza Jane 179 

John 178 

Judith 178 



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Carter (cont'd) 


Cockbell 


Daniel 


William 181 


Margaret 179 


George 167 


John 184 


Edwards 


Margaret B. 


Cocke 


Dapp 


Elizabeth 190 


178, 179 


Ann 192 


Peter 160 


Eggleston 


Martha M. 178 


Cole 


Davis 


Edward 157 


Roberts. 179 


Eddie 175 


Joseph 178 


Elam 


Theoderick 179 


L.J. 175 


Randolph 192 


John 169,171 


William 194 


LydiaH. 175 


Robert 192 


William 169 


William F. 179 


Coleman 


Denton 


Eldridge 


Cary 


Cornelia 174, 


Anna A. 180 


Martha 190 


Archibald 160 


175 


Derham 


Elliott 


Henry 160 


Marion 


Isaac 179 


Henry 177 


Chapman 


Armistead 


Deshazor 


Martha 


Anderson 176, 


174 


John 194 


Elizabeth 177 


177 


Mary 191 


Devenport 


Mary Ann 177 


Ann 176 


Richilieu 174, 


James F. 186 


Elmore 


Chappell 


175 


Dickerson 


Rebecca 194 


James M. 178 


William 174 


Morgan 178 


Eppes 


Cheatham 


Collins 


Sally Ann 178 


Richard 159, 


Charles 168 


William 177 


Dodson 


161, 162, 167, 


Elizabeth 168 


Williams 194 


Elias 179 


168-170 


Leonard 168 


Conditt 


Enoch 179 


William 159 


Thomas 171 


William 193 


Matthew B. 


Estick 


Chetwood 


Conley 


179 


Isaac 194 


Matthew 171 


Kester 182 


Nancy 179 


Evans 


Matthias 160 


Sarah G. 182 


Obadiah 179 


Barnett Tucker 


Childers 


Connally 


William 179 


192 


James B. 177 


George A. 179, 


Donahoe 


Dinah Petree 


Samuel B. 177 


180 


Mary 181 


192 


Childress 


Connelly 


Thomas 181 


James 192 


Elizabeth 178 


Lewis B. 194 


Dunkley 


John William 


Margaret 178 


Cox 


Henry 178 


192 


Samuel B. 178 


Henry 162,170 


Rebecca E. 178 


Martha 192 


Chinn 


John 170 


Early 


Nannie 192 


Christopher 


Mary 162, 170 


Abner 185 


Overton 192 


176 


Sarah 162 


Jacob 183 


Sarah Susan 


Claiborne 


Craddock 


Jeremiah 183, 


192 


Augustine 160 


Polly 192 


184, 185 


Farmer 


Clark 


Cunningham 


Joel 183 


Benjamin 164 


M. A. T. 182 


Ruth Coward 


John 183,185 


Elam 164 


MaryT. 182 


191 


Joseph 183 


John 164 


Paulett 182 


Samuel 191 


Joshua 183, 


Lucy 164 


Susan E. N. 


Currie 


184, 185 


Ferguson 


182 


George 160 


Jubal 184 


Jane 191 


Wanda L. 193 


Miss 193 


Susan 185 


Ferrell 


Clarke 


Cussens 


Thomas 183 


Gabriel B. 179, 


Mary Mitchell 


Charles 162 


Easley 


180 


192 


Dalery 


Charles S. 181 


James B. 178 


Clay 


J.J. 181 


Isaac 181 


William C. 177, 


John 169, 171 


Daley 


Judith 181 


178 


Claybrook 


J.J. 181 


Robert 165, 


Ferrill 


William 181 


Dance 


166, 169, 170 


Archer 178 




Thomas 170 


Roderic 170 


Dolly 178 



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Ephraim 178 

L. 178 
Fetherstone 

Charles 169 
Fisher 

Ben 189 

Douglas P. 189 

James 189, 190 

Jonathan 189, 
190 

Martha 189 

Sarah 190 

William 189, 
190 
Fitzarkerly 

Thomas 169 
Flint 

Claire T. 194 
Flournoy 181 

Francis 165 
Ford 

John 160 

Samuel 157 
Fore 

Mary Jordan 
192 
Forkran 

Peter 164 
Fowler 

Margery 165 

Mark 165 
Franklin 

Peter L. 180 
Franklyn 

Mary 165 

Thomas 165 
Freeman 

Agnes 192 
Fuqua 

Joseph H. 176 
Gardiner 

Laurence 186 
Garret 

Sarah 191 
Garriott 

Judith 194 
Gates 

Susanna 163 

William 162, 
163, 166 
Gatewood 

Mary 193 

William 193 



Gay 

William 159 
Geddy 

George 166 
Gibson 

Samuel 194 
Gill 

Anne 170 

Jacob 170 
Good 

John 168 

Joseph 161 

Robert 159, 
166, 170 
Goode 

John 165 

Joseph 167 

Philip 170 

William L. 180 
Gordan 

Charles 189 
Granger 

John 170 

Joseph 170 

Mary 170 
Granville 

Lord 192 
Graves 

Elizabeth 165 

Henry 170 

Sarah 170 

William 165, 
170 
Gray 

Eva 193 

William 159 
Green 

Thomas J. 180 
Greenwade 

John 181 

Mary A. D. 181 
Gresham 

Elizabeth 180 
Hall 

Margaret 178 

Robert 178 
Hamlin 

Elizabeth 192 
Hancock 

John 171 

William 169 



Hardaway 

Stith 168 

William 187 
Harris 

Benjamin 160 

Lucy Woodall 
193 
Hatchet 

Thomas 163 
Hatchett 

John 161 
Hawkins 

John 191 

Zachariah 191 
Hazelton 

Helen Sain 193 
Heald 

Charles E. 183 
Heath 

Margery 194 

William 194 
Hendricks 

Herbert D. 
193, 194 
Hockett 

Jack 193 
Holt 

William 178, 
180 
Holubar 

Gayorg 192 

Georg 192 
Hooper 

Christopher M. 
154, 172 

Kathryn Sawyer 
182,183 
Howard 

Lowis 194 
Howlet 

John 166, 170 
Hewlett 

Crowley 166 

John 166 
Hudgins 

Dennis 159 
Hudson 

Albert 181 

Amy J. 181 

Edward T. 180, 
181 

Henry E. 181 

Susan 181 



William R. 180, 
181 

Winfred 180, 
181 
Hunter 184 
Ingram 

Ingram 190 
Irby 

Anthony 164, 
166 

Doctor 171 

John 164 

Joshua 169 

Widow 171 
James 

Francis 165, 
168 

Mary 193 
Janet 

Abraham 191 

James 191 

John 191 

Owen 191 
Jefferson 

Thomas 185 
Jeffries 

Allen K. 193 

James 193 

Jessee 193 

John 193 

Lucy 193 

Mary 193 

Nancy 193 

Nathaniel 193 

Sally 193 

Susannah 193 

Thomas 193 

William 193 
Jennett 

Abraham 191 

James 191 

Mary 191 

Owen 191 

Samuel 191 
Johnson 

John 161 

Tabitha 193 
Johnston 

Thomas D. 179 

Thomas J. 178 



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Jones 

D. Mitchell 194 

Elizabeth Keene 
192 

Henry Z. 155, 
156 

John 192 

Thomas 167 

Wiley 192 
Keeling 

Albert P. 180 

Sarah 180 

Susan 180 

William 180 
Keith 

Owen 167,168 
Kennon 

Robert 159, 
161, 163, 167 

William 159, 
160, 161, 162 
Kirke 

Thomas 
Howard 160 
Kizer 

Maude Rolfe 
Simmons 192 
Klienhoff 

George 161, 
166, 171 
Kmiecik 

Linda 191 
Kolbe 

J. C. 176 
Lain 

Anne O. 179 
Lambert 

Joseph B. 194 
Lazenby 

Heziekah 194 
Lee 

Miller 157 

Robert E. 175, 
184 
Leftwich 

Augustine 184 

Mary 183,184 
Lenoir 

Robert 190 

Thomas 190 
Lester 

Jacob 169 



Ligon 

Matthew 167, 
168 
Lipscomb 

Billie 191 
Lisenby 

Heziekah 194 
Lizenby 

Heziekah 194 
Lloyd 

194 
Locket 

William 171 
Logan 

David 191 
Long 

Trudie Davis 
192 
Lord Dunsmore 

156 
Lovett 

Jn. L. 173 

John 173 

Mary 173 
Lovitt 

John 173 

John. L. 173 
Lyr 

Josefe 192 
Major 

Mary 194 

Nicholas 194 
Mampus 

Thomas 170 
Man 

David 165 

Mary 165 
Manarin 

Louis H. 171, 
181, 182, 185 
Manson 

Agnes 186 

Agnes Thweatt 
187 

Elizabeth 187 

Hardaway 186, 
187 

James 186 

John 186 

Nathaniel 186 

Peter 186-188 

Thomas 187 



Martin 

Christ 170 

Christopher 
166, 167, 168 

Valentine 177 
Mason 

Mary Ann 182 

Mary J. 182 
Maxey 

Claiborne 194 
McAden 

Catherine 191 
McCraw 

John A. 180 
McDaniel 

John 194 
McFarland 

Mary 191 
McLaurine 

William 194 
Miller 

Susanna 190 
Mitchell 

James 192 

James Cocke 
192 

Mary Ann 
'Polly" 192 

Shatteen Coker 
192 
Moon 

Dicey 191 
Moor 

Drury 165 

George 165 

Lucy 165 

Mark 165 

William 166 
Moore 

Alexander 178 

Bird 177 

Mary 178 

Mary Ann 177 

Richard 171 
Morris 

Nathaniel 193 
Morrissey 

Richard 192, 
194 
Morton 

Samuel 176 



Moseley 

Amos 169 

Emperor 169 

Frances 164 

John 169 

Joseph 161, 
164, 167, 169 

P. K 173 

Thomas 166, 
170 

William 161, 
166, 170 
Mountcastle 155 
Mulling 

Esther Barnes 
194 
Munford 

John 160 
Murdocks 

George 160 

John 160 
Murray 

Joyce Martin 
157 
Nash 

John 164 
Negro 

Abram 169, 
187 

Africa 173 

Amy 169,186, 
187 

Annaca 187 

Ball 189 

Billy 190 

Binn?? 172 

Bob 187,190 

Bobb 163 

Chloe 187 

Daniel 172 

Daphney 190 

David 190 

Davy 186 

Dick 169,187 

Dilcy 163,169 

George 163, 
169, 186 

Grace 190 

Hall 190 

Harry 172 

Jack 169 

Jacob 190 

James 186, 190 



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Jane 186, 190 

Jasper 172 

Jemmy 169 

Jim 186 

Josh 173 

Judah 190 

Judy 169 

Kate 169, 186 

Keram 163 

Keziah 187 

Laurney 186 

Lewis 169 

London 169 

Lou 186 

Lucy 169, 190 

Luke 172 

Major 187 

Mary 173 

Moodey 172 

Nan 186 

Nancy 169, 172, 
187 

Pegg 169 

Peter 169 

Phebe 163, 189 

Phil 187 

Phillis 169 

Pompey 169 

Ralph 189 

Rubin 190 

Sail 186,187, 
189 

Sam 163, 169, 
186,190 

Sarah 190 

Settes 172 

Sharper 169 

Silfer 172 

Stephen 190 

Sue 173,187 

Tom 169,189 

Toney 189 

Tortune 187 

Ussey 187 

Venus 187 
Nelson 

Secretary 159 
Newman 155 

Edith 155 
Nibb 

John 166 



Nicholas 

Fertz. 188 

John 188 
Osborne 

Edward 159, 
161, 163, 165, 
166 

John 166, 170 
Osbourne 

Edward 167 
Owen 

Anthony 180 

Even 161, 164, 
170, 171 

Fleming 180 

Francis 164 

Gwen Even 
161 

Josiah 180 

Stephen 180 

Susan 181 

William T. 181 
Palmer 

James M 181 

Moses 181 
Parker 

Richard 157 
Payne 

John S. 182 

Susan E. N. 
182 

Thomas H. 194 
Pegram 

Baker 187 

Daniel 187 

Edward 188 

Mary 187 
Perkins 

William 164 
Perkinson 

AnnR. 194 
Petty 

James 177 

Rebecca E. 178 
Pollock 

William 194 
Porter 

194 
Powell 

Dempsey 194 

Thomas A. 178 

William W. 178 



Poythress 

John 187 
Pride 

Amy 162 

Frances 170 

John 170 

William 162 
Puchett 

Douglas 163 

Thomas 163 
Purkinson 

William 165 
Quarles 

Constant 190 
Ragsdale 

Benjamin 177 

Henry 166 
Raleigh 

Charley 175 
Randolph 

Grief 160 

Henry 159 
Rankin 155 
Read 

John 170 
Red 

James 163 

John 163 

Joseph 163 

Thomas 163 
Reveland 

Henry 162 
Richardson 

Nancy 190 
Richmond 

Caleb H. 179 
Roberts 

John 162 

Morris 166 
Robertson 

James 163 

John 170 

William 165 
Robinson 

James 169 

John 162 
Roehemer 

Felicitee 192 
Rolfe 

William A. 192 
Rowlet 

Joseph 166 



Royal 

John 159, 164 

Little bury 166 

Mary 168 

Richard 159, 
168, 169 
Royall 

John 164, 168, 
170 

Little bury 168 

Richard 161, 
168, 169 
Rud 

Joseph 171 
Sandefor 

James 169 
Sandefur 

James 160 
Sanders 

Mary Elizabeth 
192 
Saneve 

John 176 
Sanford 

Elizabeth 193 
Scott 

John 191 

Robert 191 

William 191 
Seitz 

JanetS. 192 
Sewell 

194 
Shacklefbrd 

James 193 

Judith 193 
Shackleton 

Jonathan 160 
Shepeherd 

Hannah 172 

Horatio 173 

John 172 

Samuel 172 

Smith 172,173 

William 172 
Shepherd 

Smith 173 
Shephird 

Smith 173 
Sheridan 

P. 184 
Shipley 

Adam 194 



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Shirley 


Stone 


Vilian 


Willson 


James 194 


Lucy 194 


Anthony 160 


Clara 190 


Singleton 


Stovall 


John 160 


Richard 157 


Edmond 191 


J. B. 177 


Wainwright 


Wimbish 


Edmund 191 


Jonathan B. 


Cornelius 187 


E. Y. 177 


Elizabeth 191 


181 


Walker 


Eppy 176 


GaryF. 191 


Stratton 


Mrs. John H. 


Womacks 


J. A. 192 


Thomas 167 


193 


Thos. 171 


James 191 


Stroud 


William I 187 


Woodall 


Robert 191 


Phoebe 194 


Wall 


Sampson 193 


Skelton 


Taylor 


Joshua 193 


Woodhouse 


John 163 


Ann 194 


Major 193 


Frances 172 


slave 


Blagrave 194 


Wallace 


Wooldredge 


Bob 186 


Charles 194 


Lew 184 


Edward 165 


Daniel 186 


Daniel 194 


Walling 


Wooseley 


Esther 186 


Elizabeth 194 


Jesse 194 


Moses 180 


Lucy 186 


Frances 194 


Walpole 


Sarah 180 


Ned 186 


George 194 


John 192 


Woosley 


Nell 186 


Martha 194 


Richard 192 


Moses 178 


Will 186 


Mary 194 


Walthal 


Sally Ann 


Smith 


Robert 194 


Jeremiah 169 


Martin 178 


Abner 194 


William 194 


Walthall 


Wormack 


Alexander 165 


Thienes 


Frances 170 


Thomas 163 


Caleb 193 


John 192 


William 169 


Worsham 


Elijah 194 


Wilhelm Josef 


Ward 


Elizabeth 168 


George 194 


192 


Blackman 166 


George 169, 


Isaac 194 


Thompson 


John 171 


170 


James 194 


George W. 177 


Seth 159,161, 


Jeremiah 163 


Thomas 193 


John 176, 177 


163, 167, 168, 


Peter 171 


Wyatt 193 


Washington 


170 


William 168 


Sparrill 


177 


Warner 


Worshams 


William 162 


William 164 


194 


Geo. 171 


Stanfield 


Townes 


Watkins 


Wren 


Benjamin 177, 


James 157 


Benja. 161 


Marshall 191 


178 


Townsend 


Benjamin 159 


Ruth 191 


Stanton 


Jefferson D. 


William 163 


Sarah 191 


Nancy 158 


194 


Wayles 


William 191 


Steel 


Joseph E. 194 


John 160,163 


Wrights 172 


Sarah 193 


Joseph Henry 


West 


Wyatt 


Stephens 


194 


George 165 


Thomas 171 


John 194 


Wesley 194 


Whyte 


Young 


Stewart 


Traylor 


James A. 177 


James 177 


Robert 


Humphrey 170 


Wilkinson 


Yuille 


Armistead 


Trible 


(William 191 


Thomas 160, 


156 


David 180 


Elizabeth 191 


161, 167, 168 


Stith 189 


Trueley 


John 191 




Anderson 161 


Hector 167 


Joseph 162, 




Drury 190 


Vaden 167 


171 




Stobo 


Susanna 162 


Williams 




Robert 162 


Vautx 


Jane J. 193 




Stoffel 


James 194 


Williamson 




John 155 




James 169 





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:^ 5 '.V: y.-j. 



SWANN'S POINT 



The above Virginia Historical Marker 
numbered K-231 is located in Surry 
County, on State Route 10 at Spring 
Grove. It states "Ten miles northeast 
is Swann's Point on the James River. 
In 1635 William Swann patented land 
there. The English commissioners 
investigating Bacon's Rebellion met at 
Swann's Point in 1677. William 
Swann's tomb, dated 1680, is there." 



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