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THE SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIAN 

A JOURNAL OF GENEALOGY AND HISTORY 




Vol. XIII No. 1 



January — March 1995 



The Southside Virginian 

The Southside Virginian, published since 1983, is owned by Kathryn 
Sawyer Hooper and Christopher M. Hooper, P. O. Box 3684, Richmond, 
VA 23235. It is published quarterly, with issues appearing in January, 
April, July, 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The Southside Virginian, solicits unpublished source material of 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 
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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. XIII No. 1 • January - March 1995 

Editorial 2 

Book Reviews and Announcements 4 

Bedford County Court — The First Year 7 

Dennis Hudgins 

A Look at Graveyards Helps Us See the Past [City of Petersburg] 14 

Jim Berry 

Sussex County Chancery Suit, 1806-1817 [Sussex and Prince George counties] . 16 
Gary M. Williams 

The John Robert Jones Family Bible [Lunenburg and Brunswick counties] .... 19 
Jane P. Cunningham 

Will of Thomas Harwell - 1825 [Greeneville County] 21 

Albert L. Harwell 

Parson and Local Man of Affairs: George Gurley [Southampton County] 23 

Otto Lohrenz 

Owen Home — c.1765 [Prince Edward County] 29 

Kathryn Sawyer Hooper 

The Gurley-Little Family Bible 

[Prince George, Sussex, and Southampton counties] 31 

Christopher M. Hooper 

After Six Decades, Charlotte Co., Moseley Controversy Continues! 

[Charlotte, Norfolk, and Princess Anne counties] 34 

Warren L. Forsythe 

Some Cemeteries of Buckingham County 36 

Christopher M. Hooper 

Queries 41 

Index 44 

copyright ®1995 - The Southside Virginian 



EDITORIAL 

The world is getting smaller. We hear that all the time on the television and 
read about it in the newspaper. We read about telecommuting, Internet and the 
"Information Superhighway." Many of us in genealogy have tended to think 
that these things are great for current information and data, but they can not help 
us find out anything about our great-great grandfather Charles, for instance. 
Well, it's time we stopped thinking that way and use these tools to our benefit. 

Here in the Richmond, Virginia, area, we have a new tool which is already 
showing that the "Information Superhighway" can be used to our advantage. 
That tool is the Central Virginia Free-Net. It costs nothing to establish an 
account. Then, with your computer and a modem, a local call gives access to 
the Internet. Free-Net is operated by Virginia Commonwealth University for 
the benefit of the public. It carries many topics dealing with academic, public, 
and civic matters of the Central Virginia area. 

You may say, "This is all well and good, but what has that got to do with 
genealogy." Well, shortly after logging onto the Free-Net for the first time, we 
were "surfing" (that's the current term for browsing) around the various topics, 
and discovered that we had access to the National Archives in Washington, DC. 
After going through several screens, trying to figure out what was available, we 
noticed a topic called "Genealogy." 

You can well imagine the excitement that seeing that word brings. Our 
excitement was somewhat abated when we discovered that the microfilm indexes 
to the various US censuses and immigrations and passenger lists is the primary 
information available from the National Archives. But, we noticed another topic 
on that screen, "Genealogical Information Available From Other Sources." We 
quickly advanced to that screen and found three entries. (1) "Public Domain 
Land Sales in Illinois During the Early Part of the 19th Century," (2) University 
of Michigan, (3) psu.ftp (not much to describe that). 

The first entry, Public Domain Land Sales in Illinois, connects you with the 
University of Chicago, and is an on-line database allowing searches. Our 
ancestors had lived in Central Illinois beginning around 1800, and therefore we 
had done much research in this area of the country. We had previously 
researched the Public Domain Land Sales records and had gotten much 
information from it, so we could check-out this on-line database to see if we 
could extract information we knew to be in the original records. Sure enough, 
we could pull up information about our second great grandfather's purchases. 



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Now, this was really exciting. Of course we already had the information, but 
the true potential of this tool was becoming more visible. 

We back-tracked to the menu screen and quickly tried the other two topics. 
Both of these bring you to screens which either allow you to branch to other 
genealogical resources on the Internet or allow you to view files of various 
information placed there by other family researchers. Many of these files are 
what are called "Tiny-tafels" which are listings of surnames, places and dates 
that the person placing the file is researching. These are in essence "mini- 
queries." If you are researching that surname in the place and during the times 
listed, you can contact the person placing the file for additional information. 
There are also numerous informational files on specific families. 

The "other genealogical resources" mentioned above are too numerous to 
mention here, but include such locations as Brigham Young University, 
University of Alabama, Everton Publishers, and even some overseas resources 
in the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, to date, we have not run across any 
other on-line searchable databases such as the Public Domain Land Sales from 
Illinois. We are hoping that the success of this venture will encourage access 
to other databases. 

Although the specific information available on the Internet is somewhat limited 
at present, the potential for this becoming a major tool for genealogists is 
immense. For those in the Central Virginia area, you may contact the Free-Net 
for additional information at (804) 560-8129. For those outside of Virginia, try 
contacting your local university or community college. We have found that 
similar Free-Nets are popping up all around the country. 

By the way, when you are out there cruising down the Information 
Superhighway, if you pull up behind us, just beep twice, we'll move over and 
let you pass. 

Chris Hooper 
Publication Manager 




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BOOK REVIEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

The following books may be ordered from Virginia Genealogical Society, 5001 
West Broad St., Ste. 115, Richmond, VA 23230-3023. 

Dennis Hudgins, editor, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume IV: Abstracts of 
Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1732-1741 xxxviii, 355 pp; index; 
smyth-sewn; cloth (6x9); 1994. $30.00 ($24.00 to VGS members) plus 
$2.50 shipping. Virginia residents add 4V2% sales tax. See above for 
ordering information. Nell Marion Nugent made a tremendous 
contribution to genealogical research when, in the 1930's, she abstracted 
the first patent books of Virginia, which span the years 1623-1732. 
These were published by the Library of Virginia in three volumes. The 
Virginia Genealogical Society (VGS) has now picked up the torch and is 
publishing the remaining patent books. Having previously published the 
patent books through No. 33 in their quarterly magazine, The Magazine 
of Virginia Genealogy, the VGS has now decided to concentrate on 
publishing them in compiled volumes. Volume IV is the first of these, 
and encompasses Patent Books 15-19 

These patents continue in the style of Nugent, and include the name of the 
patentee, the acreage, the county in which the land lay, geographical 
features, adjacent landowners (many of whom were not the original 
patentees), the cost, the date issued, and the page number from the 
original patent book. Orange and Brunswick counties were formed 
during this period, and the first patents for land west of the Blue Ridge 
Mountains were issued. A detailed "Introduction" by Daphne Gentry, 
compiler of the Library of Virginia's publication Virginia Land Office 
Inventory (Richmond, 1981) provides an excellent study of the patent 
system. A lengthy "Explanation" gives transcriptions of the standard 
forms which were used for various types of land patented — part old, 
part new land; new land; old land; part old, part new land (abbrev. 
form); new land (resurveyed); lapsed land; escheat land; marsh land or 
swamp land; and Sherrando land. The every name index also includes 
place names, and a patentee's name is differentiated from other by the use 
of all capital letters. A "Note to the User" provides tips on using the 
index to the best advantage. 

The Virginia Genealogical Society is to be congratulated for their 
continuing efforts to make these and many other extremely important 
documents available to both genealogical and historical researchers. It is 
impossible to estimate the value of these abstractions to the research 
community. 

Dennis Hudgins, editor, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume V: Abstracts of 
Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1741-1749 xii, 477 pp; index; smyth- 



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sewn; cloth (6x9); 1994. $30.00 ($24.00 to VGS members) plus $3 
shipping. Virginia residents add 4Vi% sales tax. Volume V is the most 
recent of the Virginia Genealogical Society publications and picks up 
where Volume IV leaves off. Volume V consists of Patent Books 20-28 
(1741-1749). 

Albemarle (from Goochland), Lunenburg (from Brunswick), and Augusta 
(from Orange) were frontier counties formed during the period 
encompassed by the patents in this volume. Augusta County lay west of 
the Blue Ridge Mountains and extended to the very limits of the British 
Empire. Thus, in this period of rapid westward growth, the paths of 
many early settlers passed through the region. This migration highlights 
the increasing population of the east which resulted in the formation of 
Louisa (from Hanover), Cumberland (from Goochland), Southampton 
(from Isle of Wight), and Chesterfield (from Henrico) counties. See the 
above review for details of the abstractions and index. 

The Virginia Genealogical Society is already at work on the next volume 
in this series. Those of us who must rely on the diligence of others to 
make these documents available to us, anxiously await its release, and 
applaud their contribution. 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 



The Virginia Genealogical Society will hold its 1995 Spring Conference 
in Charlottesville, VA, April 7-8, 1995 at the Omni Hotel, 235 W. Main St. 
This year's theme will be "Early Virginia: From Tidewater to the Valley and 
Beyond." Featured speakers will be: Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Eric 
Hamner Grundset, Peggy Shomo Joyner, Mary B. Kegley. For more 
information please write The Virginia Genealogical Society Spring 
Conference, 5001 W. Broad St., Suite 115, Richmond, VA 23230-3023. 

The Southern California Genealogical Society, Inc. will hold its 26th 
Annual Jamboree April 8 & 9, 1995, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Exhibition 
Building, The Pasadena Center, 300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, California. 

The Fauquier Historical Society issues an invitation for new members. 
For more information please write to the Society at PO Box 675, Warrenton, 
VA, 22186. 

The Federation of Genealogical Societies will hold its 15th Annual 
Conference, "A Conference for the Nation's Genealogists," September 20-23, 
1995, in Seattle, WA. This FGS Conference will be hosted by The Seattle 
Genealogical Society and the theme will be "From Sea to Shining Sea." A 
sample of events: over 50 excellent speakers from around the US, more than 



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130 lectures geared to every skill level — beginning to advanced. For more 
information please contact the FGS, PO Box 3385, Salt Lake City, UT 84110- 
3385. The Seattle Genealogical Society may be reached at (206) 368-8393, 
8511 15th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98115. FAX: (206) 365-6302. 

T.L.C. Genealogy PO Box 403369, Miami Beach, FL 33140-1369. 

announces publication of the following: 

Mecklenburg County, Virginia Deeds, 1777-1779. This publication 
contains detailed abstracts of all 454 documents that were recorded 
in Mecklenburg County Deed Book No. 5. This is a large deed 
book with a great deal of information about the settlers of 
Mecklenburg as well as many other counties. There is a full 
index, with place names entered under the appropriate headings, 
such as county, church, parish, river. There is also an index of 
surnames keyed to the soundex code. 117p, map, 8Vixll, spiral 
bound, $15 postpaid. 

Orange County, Virginia, Court Orders, 1734-1741: An Every - 
Name Index. Orange County, Virginia, Order Books for 1734- 
1741, contained in Order Books #1 and #2, are large and loaded 
with information about families in Orange and surrounding 
counties. Some of these families were soon to move west or 
south. This volume provides a page number for every mention of 
a full name, surname, or slave name, and for many geographic 
locations. 116p, index, % x h x 11, spiral bound, $20 postpaid. 

The following books by Virginia Kendrick which may be of interest to 
Southside researchers may be ordered from Central United Methodist Church, 
801 S. Hayne St., Monroe, NC 28112. 

The Heritage of Union County, North Carolina, 1842-1992, This 
book contains 875 family histories, 80 churches, 31 clubs and 
organizations, a general history, local history articles, pictures. 
512p, indexes, $55 postpaid ($3 tax for NC residents). 

Acts 29: The First 150 Years of Central Methodist Church, 
Monroe, NC, 1844-1994. Contains lists of preachers, veterans, 
present officers, present members and pictures, old and new. 
192p, index, $23 postpaid. 

The East Tennessee Heritage Foundation, announces that its publication 
East Tennessee Roots Genealogical/Historical Quarterly, containing 
approximately 200 pages annually is available for a yearly subscription of $20. 
For more information please write East Tennessee Roots, 1345 Oak Ridge 
Tpke. #318, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. 



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Bedford County 

Court Records 



Bedford County Court — The First Year 

Submitted by Dennis Hudgins 

Bedford County Court Order Book I A - 1754-1758, continued from Volume XII 
No. 4, pp 150-159. 

[p. 14] George Walton Petitioner against John Vance Defandant on a Petition 
This day came the Plaintiff by his Attorney and the Defendant failing to 
appear the Petitioner Proved his Account for £3.Sl.dlOV^ Current Money 
Whereupon it is Considered by the Court that the said Petitioner recover 
against the said Defendant the said sum of £3.Sl.dlOV2 and his Costs by him 
about his Suit in this Behalf Expended. 

Jeremiah Rust Plaintiff against Pharoh Riley Defendant In Deed 

The Plaintiff failing to appear to Prosecute his suit the same is Dismissed. 

The Petition of William Bumpass against William Mead for a Debt therein 
said to be Due for Reasons appearing to the Court in Order to be Dismissed. 

The Petition of David Dalton against William Lawson for a Debt therein said 
to be due for Reasons appearing to the Court is Ordered to be Dismissed. 

John Vance Plaintiff against Charles McLaughlen Defendant in Case 

This day came the Defendant by his Attorney and the said Plaintiff failing to 
appear to Prosecute his suit it is considered by the Court that the said Plaintiff 
be non suit and that the said Defendant Recover against the said Plaintiff 5 
Shillings according to Law and his Costs by him in this Behalf Expended. 

[p. 15] William Carr being Summon'd to appear at this Court to Answer the 
Complaint of James Ayrse a Constable on Hearing the Parties it is Considered 
by the Court that the said Carr be Discharged he Paying Costs. 

Jonathan Burlison being Summoned to appear at this Court to answer this 
Complaint of James Ayres a Constable and being Solemnly call'd and not 
Appearing it is Considered by the Court that for his Contempt he pay the sum 
of 20 Shillings and the Costs and that he may be Taken &c. 

An Account of William Mead against the Estate of John Mead Deed for 
£34.S8.d5 Curt. Money and Ordered to be Certified. 



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William Callaway Gentl. agrees with this Court to build a Prison immediately 
on his Land near the main Road 20 fett by 12 with square timber the sides 
and Upper and under Flouers with a Partition 7 feet and a half Pitch upon his 
Proper Costs if the Court of this County should After being [held] at that 
Place be Removed and Part of Albemarle on the south side of James River be 
added to this County and in Case the said Courthouse should be established 
on the said Callaways Land he shall be paid by the Court for Building the said 
Prison and the said Callaway agrees to give the County 100 Acres of Land at 
the forks of the Road Whereon the Prison and Courthouse are to be built, 50 
Acres Part thereof the said Callaway agrees to a Deed in fee simple to the 
said County when Required and the Other 50 when he shall Obtain a Patent 
therefor and the said Callaway doth agree to find a Rough Courthouse to Hold 
Court in till the same shall be Established, Ordered that the Courthouse be 
Established on the said Callaways Land of that Part of Albemarle added to 
this County. 

[p. 16] Ordered that the next Court for this County be Held at the House of 
William Callaway on the Road below his Mill Creek. 

Ordered that the Court be Adjourned 'till Court in Co[u]rse 

Signed, John Phelps 

[p. 16 continued] 

Memorandum at the house of William Callaway on Monday the 23rd day of 
September 1754 and in the 28th year of the reign of our soverign Lord King 
George the second. 

A New Commission of the Peace a Dedimus Potestatiom for this County 
Directed to Matthew Talbot and Other Gent, was Produced and Read and 
thereoup Pursuant to the Dedimus the said John Phelps took the Usual Oaths 
to his Majesties Person and Government and took and Subscribed the 
Abjuration and also Subscribed the Teste and Likewise took the oath of a 
Justice of Peace and of a Justice of the County Court in Chancery all which 
Oaths were administred to him by William Callaway and Richard Callaway 
Gent, then the said John Phelps Gentl. adminstred all the aforesaid Oaths to 
the said William Callaway Richard Callaway Robert Baber, John Sutton 
Zachariah Isbel & Robert Ewings Gent, who Took the same and Subscribed 
the said Abjuration Oath and Teste. 

At a Court held for Beford County at the house of William Callaway 
Gent, the 23rd day of September 1754 and in the 28th year of the Reign 
of our Sovereign Lorg King George the second. 

Present John Phelps 
William Callaway 



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Robert Baber 

Richd. Callaway 

Zach. Isbel 

John Sutton 

& Robert Ewing Gent. 

[p. 17] 

A Commission from the President and Masters of William and Mary Coledge 
at Williamsburgh Direcyed to Buckner Stith Gent, to be Surveyor of this 
County was Produced in Court by the said Buckner Stith and Read and then 
the said Buckner Stith having first taken the Oaths of Alegiance and 
Supremicy and Taken and Subscribed the Abjuration Oath and Repeated and 
Subscribed the Teste; was Sworn accordingly he having first entered into 
Bond with Security and Acknowledged the same according to Law. 

A Commission from the Presedent and Masters of William and Mary Coledge 
at Williamsburgh Directed to Richd. Stith Gent, to be Assistance Surveyor of 
this County was Produced in Court by Richard Stith and Read and then the 
said Richard Stith having first Taken the oaths appointed by Act of Parliment 
to be Taken insted of the Oaths of Alegiance and Supremacy and Taken and 
Subscribed the Abjuration Oath and Subscribed the Teste was Sworn 
Accordingly] he having first entered into bond and acknowledged the same 
with Security according to Law. 

Zachariah Isbel Gent. Produced a Commission from the Honble. the Governor 
and Commander in Cheif of this Colony and Dominion Constituting him one 
of the Coroners of this County took the Usual Oaths to his Majesties Person 
and Goverment and Repeated and Subscribed the Teste and had the Oath of 
a Corner adminstred unto him. 

Benjamin Wade having first Taken the Usual Oaths to his Majesties Person 
and Government and Repeated and Subscribed the Teste was on the Motion 
of Joseph Ray Gent, sherif of this County sworn unto the office of Deputy 
sheriff. 

[p. 18] An Indenture of Feoffment Between George Walton of the one Part and 
John Sutton of the other Part Together with a Memorandum of Livery .of 
Seisen thereon Indorsed were Proved by the oaths of Richard Callaway, 
Robert Ewings & Joseph Ray Witnesses thereto Subscribed and Ordered to 
be Recorded. 

Richard Callaway is appointed Surveyor of the Raod from the foot of Johnson 
Mountain into Callaways Road and it is Ordered that he Together with all the 
male Labouring Tithables Convenient do forthwith Clear and Keek the same 
in Repair according to Law. 



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Ordered that the sherif of this County summon 24 able free holders to appear 
at November Court Next as a Jury of Inquest for the Body of this County. 

Nicholas Welch is appointed Surveyor of the Road in the Room of John Mills 
& it is Ordered that he Together with all the hands that Assisted the said Mills 
on the said do forth with Clear and Keep the same in Repair according to 
Law. 

John Welch is appointed Surveyor of the Road from Ewings to the ford of 
Otter River in the Room of John Vance & it is Ordered that he Together with 
the Hand that Assisted the said Vance on the said Road and all Other Hands 
Convenient do forthwith Clear & Keep the same in Repair according to Law. 

An Entry mady by Richard Stith Assistant Surveyor Return to Court and on 
his Motion is Ordered to be Recorded. 

Peter Holland is appointed Surveyor of the Road from Goose Creek to Falling 
Mountain and it is Ordered that he Together With all the Hands Convenient 
do Forthwith Lay open [Clerk/Clear] and Keep the same in Repair according 
to Law. 

[p. 19] William Stone is appionted Surveyor of the Road from Falling 
Mountain into Mobberlys Road it is Ordered that he Together with all the 
hands Convenient do forth Clear & Keep the same in Repair according to 
Law. 

Anthony Pate is appointed Surveyor of the Road from Goose Creek to the 
County Line and it is Ordered that he Together with all the hand Convenient 
do forthwith Clear and Keep the same in Repair according to Law. 

On the Petition of Thomas Wood and Others Ordered that a road be Clear'd 
from the South Fork of Otter River to the south side of Johnsons Mountain 
and Wm. Boyd is appinted Surveyor threof And it is Ordered that he Together 
with all the Hands Convenient do forth with Lay Open Clear and Keep the 
same in Repair according to Law. 

John Haynes is appointed Surveyor in the room of John Eckols on the road 
whereof he was Late Surveyor and it is Ordered that he together with all the 
male Labouring Tithables who assisted the said Eckols on the said Road do 
forthwith Clear & Keep the same in Repair according to Law. 

On the Motion of John Eckols for Leave to build a Mill on the south fork of 
Little Otter River Ordered that the sheriff [of] this County Summon a Jury to 
Value an Acres of Land belonging to Matthew Talbot Junr. on the north side 
the said Creek adjoining the said Eckols 's Land & it is Ordered that they 
make Report thereof to the Next Court. 



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Clement Read Assignee of John Richardson Plaintif against William Vaden 
Defendt. in Debt This day came the Plaintiff by his Attorney 

and the 

[p. 20] Defendt. being again solemnly Call'd Came not but made Default 
Therfore is is Considered by the Court that the Plaintiff Recover against the 
Defendant and Augustine Leftwich his Common Bil. £20 the Debt in the 
Declaration Mentioned and his Costs by him about his suit in this Behalf 
Expended and the said Defendant in Mercy &c. 

But the Judgment is to be Discharged by the Payment of £10 together with 
Interest for the same to be Computed after the Rate of 5 per centum per 
Annum from the 1st day of March last past to the time of Payment and the 
Costs. 

Ordered that Licence be granted to William Callaway Gent, to Keep Ordinary 
at the Courthouse of this County for the space of one year he having 
Complied with what the Law requires in this Case. 

James Johnson & Saml. Hairston Petioners against Ambross Bryant 
Defendant on a Petition This day came [tho] well the Petitioners by their 
Attorney as the Defendant in his Proper Person & the said Defend, saith he 
cannot gainsay the Justness of the Petitioners Demand for £3. S2.d9V£ 
Therefore it is Considered by the Court the said Petitioners recover against 
the said Defendant the said £3.S2.d9V2 and the Costs by them about their suit 
in this Behalf Expended and 7 Shillings 6 pence a Lawyers fee and the 
Petitioners agree to Stay Execution of this Judgment 2 Months. 

Clement Read Assignee of Benjamin Harris Plaintif against Thomas Hunt & 
Michel Poor Defendants in Debt. The Parties having agreed the Defence 
[difference] Between them Subsisting this suit is Ordered to be Dismissed. 

[p. 21] Abraham Venable Plaintif against Edward Watts Senr. Defend. In 
Debt. This day came the Parties (and John Sutton Edward Watts Junr. & 
William Watts of this County Comes into Court and undertakes for the 
Defendant that in Case he shall be Cast in this Suit he shall satisfie and Pay 
the Condemnation of this Court or Render his Body to Prison in Execution for 
the same or that they the said John Sutton, Edward Watts Junr. & William 
Watts will do it for him) and the said Defendant saith nothing to Carr or 
obstruct the Action of the Plaintiff. Therefore it is Considered by the Court 
that the said Plaintf. Recover against the said Defendant £27.S9.dlO the debt 
in the Declaration Mentioned and his Costs by him about his Suit in this 
Behalf Expended and Defendant in Mercy &c. 

But this Judgment Except as to the Costs is to be Discharged by payment 
£13.S14.dl 1 with Interest for the same to be Computed after the Rate of 5 per 



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Centum per Annum from the 1st day of July 1752 'till the time of Payment 
and the Costs. 

Matthew Talbot Gent. Plaintif against William Watkins & John Sutton 
Defendant In Debt. This [day] Came well the the Plaintiff by his Attorney 
as the Defendant in his Proper Person (and Joseph Ray of this County comes 
into Court and Undertakes for the Defendant that in case he shall be cast in 
this suit he shall satisfie and Pay the Condemnation of this Court or Render 
his Body to Prison in Execution for the same or that he the said Ray will do 
it for him) and the Defendant acknowledging the Plaintifs action Therefor it 
is Considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover 

[p. 22] against the said Defendant £7.S5 the Debt in the Declaration Mentioned 
& his Costs by him about his Suit in that Behalf Expended and the said 
Defendant in Mercy &c But this Judement is to be Discharged by payment of 
£.S10.d6 together with Interest for the same to be Computed after the Rate 
of 5 per Centum per Annum from the 15 day of May last Past to the time of 
Payment and the Costs. 

Matthew Talbot Gent. Pit. against William Mead Defendt. in Debt. This 
Day came the Parties as well the said Plaintif. by his Attorney as the said 
Defendant in his Proper Person and the said Defendant acknowledging the 
Plaintiffs Action Therefore it is Considered that the said Plaintiff recover 
against the said Defendant 2 Shillings and 4 Pence Current Monty and his 
Costs by him in that Behalf Expen[d]ed and the said Defendant in Mercy &c. 

Matthew Talbot Gent. Administrator of the Goods Chatties &c of Nicholas 
Haile Deed. Plaintiff against Isaac Frizzel Junr. Defendant on a Petition 
This day came the Petitioner by his Attorneny and Defendant being Solemnly 
Called and not appearing to gainsay the Justness of the Petitioners Demand 
it is Considered by the Court that the Petitioner recover against the said 
Defendant £4.S10 and his Costs by him in that Behalf Expended. 

The Petition of Timothy Dalton against George Walton for a Debt there in 
said to be Due for Reasons appearing to the Court is Ordered to be Dismissed 

[p. 23] Matthew Talbot Gent. Plaintiff against William Morgan Defendant 
In Case For Reasons appearing to the Court this suit is Ordered to be 
Dismissed 

Charles McGlouglin Plaintiff agaist John Brown Defendant In Case The 
Parties having agreed the Deference Between them Subsisting the suit is 
Ordered to be Dismissed 

Alexr. Mackie & Compy. Petitioners against Thos. Gaddie Defendant On 
a Petition This Day came the Petitioners by their Attorney and the Defendant 
failing to appear to gainsay the Justness of the Petitioners Demand it is 



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Considered by the Court that the said Petitioners recover against the said 
Defendant £3.Sll.d6 and their Costs by them about their sut in this behalf 
Expended & a Lawyers fee. 

William McDonald Petitioner against Methias Mounts & John Sutton 
Defendant On a Petition This day came the Petitioner by his Attorney & the 
Defendt. failing to appear to gainsay the Justness of the Petitioner Demand it 
is Considered by the Court that the said Pentioner Recover against the said 
Defendant £1.S18 and his costs by him about this suit in this Behalf 
Expended. 

John Pyborn [Jno. Pyburn] is appointed Constable in the fork Betweek 
Stanton River and Blackwater River and the said 

[p. 24] John Pyborn took the oath of a Constable and all the oaths appointed 
by act of Assembly. 

John Ray Gent, sherif this County comes into Court and Protest against the 
Prison now Building by William Callaway by Reason of the Unsufficiency 
thereof. 



Ordered that the Court be adjourned 'till Court in Course. 



Signed John Phelps 



concluded 



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




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Page 13 



City of Petersburg 

Preservation 



A Look at Graveyards Helps Us See the Past, 
So be Sure to Preserve Them for the Future 

by Jim Berry, Richmond Times-Dispatch 

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the Richmond Times- 
Dispatch "Chesterfield Plus " Section on Wednesday, May 
11, 1994, page M-l, and is reprinted here with permission. 



How a culture buries its dead speaks volumes about its people. A graveyard 
is a chronicle of the past and when a burial ground like historic Blandford 
Church is the case in point, it documents virtually the entire history of our 
nation. Preserving these sites with their elaborate stone markers, obelisks 
and ornate ironwork isn't easy and it sure is expensive. 

The folks at Blandford invited an expert to look over the grounds last week 
to bring them up to speed on needs and techniques involved in the 
continuing restoration work. Lynette Strangstad of Charleston, S.C., is a 
specialist in the restoration of stonework. She's originally from Wisconsin, 
went south to work on a project in Charleston, got hooked and stayed. 
Today she has her own firm called Stone Faces. She travels wherever her 
expertise is needed, mostly in the eastern part of the country. 

She was mighty impressed with Blandford, which was established in 1735. 
Among what she found was some extraordinary ironwork that she hadn't 
seen anywhere else in her travels. Standing under a hugh old oak in 
Blandford last week Strangstad waxed philosophical about the business of 
caring for such antiquities. She cringed while telling about some 
midwestern towns that are pulling down older structures to make way for 
new development. It's a case of some people not realizing that their history 
really is important. 

Blandford, she said, is a "wonderful historic resource, a cultural resource 
and I think that what's most often overlooked is the cultural resource that's 
found in cemeteries. We're getting to the point of recognizing the social 
history that's here. We can learn a lot about how individual ethnic groups 
may have come to a region or simply the way cultural attitudes have 
developed over 150 years." 

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That is reflected in the types of markers found in cemeteries around the 
country as well as the plantings and the ironwork enclosures. All of these 
represent cultural changes, Strangstad said. And that makes it important to 
save cemeteries. At Blandford, Strangstad said she found "a wonderful 
array of 19th century funerary architecture." That makes the cemetery 
important not only locally but regionally as well. "There's just too much 
here not to pay attention to." 

As a conservator, Strangstad said, her role basically is "to retard the 
deterioration, there's no way you can stop it. There's no way that any of 
this will last forever any more than we will. " One simply does the best one 
can to slow down the process so that future generations will have a resource 
to appreciate. 

There are a lot of techniques involved, some more complicated than others. 
Simply cleaning the stones is one of them. But it is a process done carefully 
with a soft brush and plain water. The next level involves adding only a 
little diluted ammonia to the water. She was horrified one day to see a well- 
meaning family member scrubbing away at a headstone with an abrasive 
household cleaner and a scrub brush. The experts use special polyester 
resins to reassemble broken stones. Pins are used to repair sculptural 
elements. To deal with deteriorated ironwork, the experts sometimes 
replace sections with cast aluminum. There's even a special substance that 
can be applied like paint. As it dries it darkens to resemble the original 
metal. 

Strangstad knows that the old cemeteries are losing stones faster than 
modern science can come up with new techniques for preserving them. 
Acid rain isn't helping matters either. The bottom line, she said, is that 
"you don't want to lose anything you can possibly save." 

Roxanne Groff, president of the Historic Blandford Cemetery Foundation, 
would be happy if a big dome could be placed over the entire hillside 
occupied by Blandford. She would be happier still if the foundation 
succeeds in its application for $190,000 in federal and local grants to repair 
the entire section of brick wall bordering on Crater Road and Rochelle 
Lane, which runs in front of the visitor center. The application has cleared 
the local level and has been forwarded to the Department of Transportation, 
which administers the grant money. A decision should be made sometime 
next month. 

A section of the wall at the corner of Crater Road and Rochelle Lane 
collapsed more than a year ago. Groff said the Rochelle Lane section could 
collapse anytime. There are places with no mortar between the bricks. The 
only thing holding it together is prayer, Groff said. 



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Sussex and Prince George counties 

Court Records 



Sussex County Chancery Suit, 1806-1817 

Harrison's Executor, etc. v. Harrison's Executor, et ah 

Submitted by Gary M. Williams, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Sussex County 

Submitter's Note: The suit is filed among the Loose Court Papers of Sussex 
County, Virginia, 1754-1870, in File #1817-52. It is hoped that these records, 
which have been closed by court order pending the completion of an index, will 
ultimately be available to researchers on microfilm. The indexing phase of this 
project is expected to be completed in 1998. Records have been indexed through 
1820. 

The crucial document in a chancery proceeding is the pleading, called the bill 
of complaint. This is the instrument which identifies the heirs of a decedent and 
the nature of their kinship. The above named suit was filed in the old Sussex 
County Court in January 1806 by William Harrison (who was the executor and 
son of William Harrison who died testate in Sussex County in 1804) and which 
suit was dismissed in the said court in March 1817. The bill in this suit is 
particularly significant in that it identifies the daughters of one Richard Harrison 
of Prince George County, who, although he left a will (dated 27 March 1781 
and probated 11 October 1791) which is among the scant surviving pre- 1865 
records of that county, it is a will which named only his wife, Rebecca, and 
seven sons: William, Alexander, Shadrack, Theodorick, Charles, Ishmael and 
Peyton. The bill filed in this suit provides considerable genealogical data on his 
daughters and their descendants. 

The essential pleading of William Harrison argued that Alexander Harrison, his 
father's brother and co-executor of the estate of his grandfather, had failed to 
administer that estate properly. The will, which left specific devisals of real 
estate to the testator's sons, called for a division of the residue, which included 
all of Richard Harrison's heirs-at-law. 

There were six daughters of this Richard Harrison and three of them were living 
in 1806; Ann Hobbs, Mary Hartwell and Eliza Bailey, the last named of whom 
married Richard Bailey, according to the bill of complaint. The report of the 
master commissioner in chancery filed among the papers of the suit identifies 
Nathaniel Hobbs as Ann's husband and Paul Hartwell as Mary's husband. The 
three deceased daughters were Mason Avriss (who married John Avriss, 
according to the master commissioner's report). Joanna Gary and Eve Clark 
(who married John Clark, who died testate in Sussex County in or about 1778). 



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The bill identifies Mason Avriss' three children: William Avriss; Lucy, who 
married John Carsley; and Rebecca, who married William Duell. The record 
also shows that Joanna Gary had seven children: her sons, William Gary, 
Richard Gary, John Gary, Ben Gary, and James Gary; and her two daughters, 
Nancy Underhill (who married Howell Underhill, according to a 1784 marriage 
record in Sussex) and Didyme Cotton. Estate records in Sussex prove that 
Didyme Cotton (also spelled as "Diadamia") married Harris Cotton, who died 
intestate around 1796, and that she subsequently married Richard Cook in 1797. 
Her children are shown in the bill to have been Richard Cotton, Frederick 
Cotton and Betsy Cook (who married John Cook, according to Sussex marriage 
records, in 1802). Four children of Eve Clark are named: Thomas Clark, 
Richard Clark, Littleberry Clark and Betsy Hobbs (who, as Elizabeth Clark of 
Sussex in 1789, married Isham Hobbs). 

The will of William Harrison, Richard's son, which, as noted above, was filed 
in Sussex in 1804, recorded in Will Book F at page 411, notes additional 
grandchildren: the above William Harrison, who filed the suit, Richard 
Harrison, John Harrison, Josiah Harrison, Joseph Harrison, Henry Harrison, 
Rebeckah Harrison, Mary Ogburn and Nancy Cotton. 

The Bill of Complaint 

To the worshipful court of Sussex County, sitting in chancery — 

Humbly complaining sheweth unto your worships, your orator William 
Harrison, executor of William Harrison, deceased, that Richard Harrison, 
formerly of Prince George County, father of your orator's testator, departed this 
life after having make his last will & testament, of which an attested copy is 
hereto annexed as part of this bill, in which after disposing of his lands, he 
directs that all the rest of his estate shall be equally divided amongst all his 
former and latter children, and whatsoever any of his children had received 
before from him is to return to his estate in order to an equal distribution; only 
with the reserve that his sons Ishmael and Charles were to have one thousand 
pounds each for their deficiency in the value of lands. These thousand pounds 
the testator evidently intended to be paper money liable now to the scale of 
depreciation, as his will is dated in March of the year one thousand seven 
hundred and eighty-one. Of this will the said Richard appointed your orator's 
testator and Alexander Harrison the executors, who both qualified as such. That 
at the sale of the said Richard's personal estate, many of the legatees purchased 
more than their proportions — some of whose bonds your orator as the 
representative of his testator still holds. One of them, however, Theodoric, got 
possession of his bond under a promise to pay a debt due John P. Cocke of 
thirteen pounds, out of it — and to account for the surplus of it. But he has 
never done the one or the other. Owing to the circumstances, the dispersed 
situation of the legatees and the death of some of them, your orator finds it 
impossible to settle his testator's executorial account of his transactions on the 



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said [Richard Harbison's estate without the aid of this court. Your orator will 
further [state he] has cause to fear that the said Alexander Harrison mismanaged 
and [not invested] a part of his testator's assets. But he is advised that his 
testator [is] not answerable to legatees for the waste or misconduct of the said 
Alexander and therefore he is extremely solicitous that an account be taken of 
the acts and responsibility of each executor. To the end therefore that the said 
Alexander Harrison, and that Theodorick, Ishmael, Shadrack and Charles 
Harrison, brothers of your orator's testator, Ann Hobbs, Mary Hartwell and 
Richard Bailey and Eliza, his wife, which said Ann, Mary and Eliza are sisters 
of that testator, William Gary, Richard Gary, John Gary, Ben Gary and James 
Gary, sons of Joanna Gary, deceased, who was also a sister of that testator, 
Nancy Underhill, a daughter of the said Joanna, Richard Cotton, Frederic 
Cotton, John Cook and Betsy, his wife, which said Richard, Frederic and Betsy 
are children of Didyme Cotton, afterwards Didyme Cook, deceased, who was 
also a daughter of the said Joanna, Thomas Clarke, Richard Clark, Littleberry 
Clark and Betsy Hobbs, children of Eve Clark, another of that said testator's 
sisters now deceased, William Avriss, John Kearsley [Carsley] and Lucy, his 
wife, and William Duell and Rebecca, his wife, which said William, Lucy and 
Rebecca are children of Mason Avriss, deceased, another sister of that testator, 
may on their respective oaths full true and perfect answers make to the 
premises. That your worships may direct your commissioner to ascertain and 
report how far the said Alexander Harrison that exclusively acted in the 
management of his testator's affairs and may decree that is far as he has acted 
exclusively therein, the estate of your orator's testator may be shielded from all 
responsibility; and that the same commissioner may take to state an account 
between the other defendants — how much some of them are indebted to, and 
how much others of them are creditors of the said estate of Richard Harrison, 
deceased — that the creditors among them may be decreed to look for 
compensation in the first place to the bonds of the debtors, whose bonds (or 
what may be found due thereon) your orator has ready to assign or distribute as 
to your worships may seem proper — and may secondly look for compensation 
to the said Alexander Harrison far as he may be found delinquent — and may 
thirdly look to the estate of your orator's testator only for any surplus that may 
afterwards remain unsatisfied — And that your worships may grant to your 
orator such other and further relief in the premises as equity may dictate. May 
it please, etc. 

[George Keith] Taylor for complainant 



wnA^® 



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Lunenburg and Brunswick counties 

Bible Records 



The John Robert Jones Family Bible 

Transcribed by Jane P. Cunningham 

John Robert Jones lived and owned property in Lunenburg and Brunswick 
counties. This Bible is currently in the possession of Sadie Haskins 
Hawthorne, a great great granddaughter, who lives in Brunswick County on 
the old Haskins farm. 

Owner 's Note: "This Bible was given to me by Stanley Jones, eldest son of 
Benjamin S. and Stella Jones. Said Benjamin S. Jones, b. 2 September 
1867, was the youngest son of J. Robert Jones (b. 1 October 1822) and 
wife, Ann E. Manson (b. 21 October 1828) to whom the Bible was presented 
by his uncle, John C. Blackwell. " 

The inscription in the front of the book says "Presented to J. Robert Jones 
By his uncle Jno. C. Blackwell, 1858." The Bible was printed by the 
American Bible Society in New York, 1853. 



MARRIAGES 

J. Robert Jones and Ann E. Manson were united in holy wedlock on the 

23rd June 1846 
John Blackwell Jones and Gertrude Lee Harris were married Dec 20th 1 876 
John Robert Shell and Anna Jones were married Nov 11th 1879 
Jefferson Porterfield Haskins and Lucy Emily Jones were married April 25, 

1883 
Clarence Porter Jones & Marinda Rucker married Nov 16th 1904 
Ann Elizabeth Jones and Lee Edwin Barrow Dec 19th 1900 



BIRTHS 

J. Robert Jones was born October 1st 1822 

Ann E. Manson was born October 21st 1828 

Anna Jones was born July 16th 1847 

Susan Jones was born April 22nd 1850 

Jno Blackwell Jones was born January 11th 1853 

Robert Jones Apl 11th 1856 



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Reps Jones Apl 4th 1859 

Lucy E. Jones May 1st 1862 

Richard Baxter Jones December 24, 1864 

Benjamin S. Jones September 2nd 1867 

Thomas E. Jones was born March 2nd 1870 

Clarence P. Jones was born April 7, 1874 

Lena Watkins Jones Nov 12, 1877 

Ashton Crenshaw Jones July 9, 1879 

Mary Shell Jan 2, 1881 

Ann Elizabeth Jones July 4, 1881 

William Robert Jones Nov 12, 1883 

Gray Shell Apr 24, 1884 

Elizabeth and Gertrude Barrow were born May 18, 1906 

James Porterfield Haskins Feb. 1, 1885 

Ella Manson Jones Aug 30, 1885 

Robert Reps Haskins Jan 10 [1887] 

Martha Harris Jones Oct 23, 1887 

Edward Brodnax Haskins [Dec. 10, 1888] 

Anna Shell Jones born Aug 26, 189_ 

Susie Lee Jones Dec. 21, 1892 

Laura Gertrude Jones Apr. 18, 1894 

Blanche Katharine Jones Feb. 3, 1896 

Ashton C. Jones, jr. July 20, 1909 

Clarence Porter Jones, jr. Aug 10, 1909 

James A.(?) Jones June 9, 1912 



DEATHS 

R. Baxter Jones 15 September 1889 
Thos. Edward Jones Jan 28, 1898 
Jno. Robt Jones Feb. 24th 1907 
Anna Jones Shell Dec. 23, 1912 
Ann C. Jones April 4, 1913 
Reps Jones Feb. 16, 1915 
Susie M. Jones July 19, 1915 
Lucy E. Haskins May 16, 1919 
Robert S. Jones Mar. 17, 1938 
Benjamin S. Jones Dec 1955 



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Greensville County 

Wills 



Will of Thomas Harwell - 1825 

Submitted by Albert L. Harwell 

Editor's Note: The following is the transcript of a will which may be found in 
Will Book 3, pp. 423-424, Greensville County, Virginia, and 
was submitted for publication by Mr. Albert L. Harwell of 
Chicago, Illinois. 



I, Thomas Harwell of Greenville Co. do make and ordain this to be my last 
will and testament in manner and form following. To wit: 1st: It is my will and 
desire that my beloved wife, Cherry, take an equal share or child's part of my 
estate both real and personal, to hold the same for and during the term of her 
natural life. And it is my further will and intention that my said wife's part or 
share be so laid off as to give her my dwelling house with all its appurtenances. 
2nd: I give and devise unto my two sons, William Thomas and James Harwell, 
the whole of the land which I am at this time seized and possessed of to be 
equally divided between them. To them and their heirs and assigns forever. 
3rd: I give and bequeath the whole of my negroes to be so divided between my 
beloved wife Cherry, and my two sons, William Thomas and James and my 
daughter, Harriet, as that my said daughter's share shall be made equal in 
negroes and money to my sons (they having the land). 4th: Should the child 
which my wife is now pregnant with be a son, It is my will and desire and I 
give and divide to such son, an equal share of my lands with my other sons- 
and also an equal share of negroes with the rest of my children, to him and his 

heirs forever But should said child be a daughter, it is my will and desire 

that she shall take such part of my estate as my daughter Harriet may take, to 
her and her heirs forever. 5th: And whereas I have sold and rec'd payment for 
some land in the County of Southampton, now held by Mrs. Araminta Gilliam— 
It is my will and desire that my Excutors or such of them as may qualify as such 
do make and execute a good and sufficient title to the same, whenever they may 
be called upon to do so. 6th: I lend unto my beloved wife the whole of my 
household furniture during her natural life. 7th: I give and bequeath unto my 
two sons, William and James, my watch and rifle. 8th: It is my will and desire 



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that old Mingo, the blacksmith shall have the house he at present lives and four 
acres of land attached thereto during his natural life and should he by old age 
and infirmity, be indeed unable to support himself, It is my will and desire that 
he be maintained out of my estate. And, lastly I constitute and appoint my 
beloved wife Cherry Harwell and my friend Absolem P. Smith executrix and 
Excecutor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and annulling all 
other wills heretofore made by me. As witness my hand and seal this 16th July 
1825. 

Signed: Thomas Harwell 

Signed, sealed, published and declared to be the last will and testament of the 
within named Thomas Harwell in presence of us: 

James Turner, Thomas B. Turner, George Smith and G. Avery. 




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Southampton County 

Historical Research 



Parson and Local Man of Affairs: George Gurley 

Submitted by Otto Lohrenz, professor of history (emeritus), The University of 
Nebraska at Kearney 

Continued from Vol. XII No. 4, pp. 174-179. See the article "Gurley -Little 
Family Bible" on p. 31 of this issue. 



When the British enacted the objectionable legislation leading to the Revolution, 
George Gurley no doubt joined his fellow countians in protesting. Very likely 
he supported the boycotting of British goods in the county in the early 1770s. 
That he endorsed the Continental Association, an intercolonial boycott of British 
commerce organized by the Continental Congress in late 1774, can clearly be 
inferred. Gurley surely supported the patriot cause from the pulpit, especially 
on the fast days called for by the Virginia whigs on June 1, 1774 and by the 
Continental Congress on July 20, 1775. s On July 5, 1776 the Fifth Virginia 
Convention altered the liturgy in the Book of Common Prayer, ruling that 
henceforth rectors pray for the magistrates of Virginia rather than, as formerly, 
for the British monarch and royal family. Gurley obviously utilized the new 
prayer, thereby gravely compromising his ordination vow to the king. [ In 
1777 the new Virginia state legislature stipulated that each free, adult male 
renounce his allegiance to the king and swear true fidelity to the 
Commonwealth. The records show that Gurley, as well as Henry John Burgess, 



s John Pendleton Kennedy, ed., Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, 1773-1776, 
Including the Records of the Committee of Correspondence (Richmond, 1905), pp. xv, 124; 
Worthington C. Ford et al., eds., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789, 34 vols., rpt. 
ed. (New York, 1968), I, 79, II, 81, 87-88. 

1 Five conventions met between August 1774 and July 1776; they were extralegal legislative 
assemblies called by the patriots to promote the Revolutionary cause and to assume the reins of 
government. Their proceedings, related source material, and helpful editorial notes can conveniendy 
be found in William J. Van Schreevan et al., eds., Revolutionary Virginia, The Road to 
Independence, 7 vols, in 8 (Charlottesville, Virginia, 1973-83); for the revised liturgy, see ibid., 
VII, 708. 



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rector of Nottoway parish, subscribed to the new oath on December 11, 

1777. u 

Gurley gave his most visible support of the Revolution by serving on the 
Southampton County committee of safety in 1775-1776. As noted above, the 
First Continental Congress formed the Continental Association in October 1774. 
The voters in each unit of local government in the several colonies were to 
choose committees of safety to execute the Association within their respective 
jurisdictions. v The freeholders met in early 1775 and elected nineteen 
Southamptonians for that purpose; eighteen, including Gurley, agreed to serve. 
Congress had not fixed the number of members to constitute a local committee, 
and in Virginia the membership ranged from thirteen to an unwieldy seventy. 
In August 1775 the Third Convention decreed that "twenty one of the most 
discreet, fit and able men" would comprise each committee in Virginia. w 
Soon the voters of Southampton reconstituted their committee by retaining 
seventeen former committeemen, including Gurley, and by adding four new 
individuals. A major portion of the Southampton committee's journal has 
survived and has appeared in print. x 

The extant journal, which covers the period from March 9, 1775 to September 
20, 1776, reveals that the Southampton committee was dedicated, active, but 
temperate; it punished no one. If an accused acknowledged his offense, 
expressed regret, and vowed not to repeat it, he escaped with only an 
admonition. Other committees in Virginia publicly held up individuals as 
inimical to American liberty, thereby inviting their ostracism by patriots. As 
requested by the provincial authorities, the committee investigated, but absolved, 
one merchant accused of violating the nonimportation provision of the 
Association. It also regulated trade in the county; collected contributions for the 
Bostonians; gathered endorsements for the Association; corresponded and 
cooperated with committees of neighboring counties and the provincial 



u Hening, ed., Statutes at Large, IX, 281-83; Southampton County Minute Book (1775-1778), 

December 11, 1777, n. p., reel 32, VSL. 

v Ford et al., eds., Journals of Continental Congress, I, 75-81. 

w Hening, ed., Statutes at Large, IX, 57. For a discussion of the Virginia committees, see Larry 

Bowman, "The Virginia County Committees of Safety, 1774-1776," Virginia Magazine of History 

and Biography, 79 (1971), 322-37. 

x Henry R. Mcllwaine, ed., "Proceedings of the Committees of Safety of Caroline and Southampton 

counties, Virginia, 1774-1776," Virginia State Library, Bulletin, 17 (1929), 141-64. Henry Briggs 

declined to serve; the eighteen who accepted the first call were Edwin Gray, James Ridley, Richard 

Kello, Thomas Edmunds, Thomas Blunt, John Thomas Blow, Benjamin Ruffin, Sr., Benjamin 

Ruffin, Jr., Albridgton Jones, plus Benjamin Lewis, John Rogers, John Simmons, and Benjamin 

Blunt comprised the second committee. 



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committee of safety; accepted assessments and donations to make salt, buy 
powder and lead, and send Virginia's delegates to the Continental Congress; 
raised military manpower, appointed officers, administered oaths, and reviewed 
companies; conducted elections; took a census of the county; and enforced the 
eighth article of the Association against gaming. Twice, when income was 
deficient , the committee assessed each member with a moderate quota of money 
to support important projects. On one of those occasions they "most chearfully" 
agreed to provide £10 each for powder and lead. y 

Although Gurley attended only twelve of the committee's seventeen sessions, he 
was, nevertheless, a diligent and responsible member, accepting a variety of 
tasks assigned to him. 

After each election his colleagues named him to a five-member committee of 
correspondence; its duty was that of coordinating activities with the five other 
counties in Southampton's district and with the provincial leadership. Several 
times the committeemen appointed Gurley as the first alternate delegate to attend 
the general committee of the six-county district. Gurley collected donations for 
the citizens of Boston and signatures in support of the Association. In February 
1776 the committee asked Gurley and three additional members to review the 
newly-formed company of regulars from Southampton County. Gurley also 
participated in conducting a census of the county, taking a count of both white 
and black inhabitants in one of the county's subdivisions. On February 9, 1775 
his fellow members asked Gurley to fill the chair in the absence of Chairman 
Edwin Gray, delegate to the Virginia Convention and a former Burgess; on three 
occasions Gurley presided and signed the minutes of the meetings. z 

Gurley 's election to the Southampton committee itself shows that he was a 
member of the upper stratum of local society. The ruling gentry, according to 
historians, controlled the elections, limiting membership to those belonging to 
"the traditional power structure of the counties." aa Gurley 's record of 
service as committeeman underscores his social position. According to an 
analysis of the journal by one scholar, the committee established fifteen 



y Ibid. For a version of the minutes of April 8, 1775, see Dixon and Hunter's Virginia Gazette 

(Williamsburg), May 6, 1776, and for the minutes of January 11, 1776, see Purdie's Virginia 

Gazette (Williamsburg), February 2, 1776. 

z Mcllwaine, ed., "Proceedings," Virginia State Library, Bulletin, 17 (1929), 141-64. 

M Dale Edward Benson, "Wealth and Power in Virginia, 1774-1776; A Study of the Organization 

of Revolt" (Ph. D. diss., University of Maine, 1970), pp. 104-05, 112; Allan Kulikoff, Tobacco and 

Slaves: The Development of Southern Cultures in the Chesapeake, 1680-1800, pkb. ed. (Chapel Hill, 

North Carolina, 1986), p. 307. 



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subcommittees involving fifty-four nominations. Seven committeemen received 
forty nominations, he found, while five were never nominated, six were 
nominated only once, and four only twice. The second committee gave Gurley 
six special, including important, assignments. bb These observations permit 
the conclusion that Gurley was among the dominant political figures of 
Southampton. 

Gurley's local stature did not spring from his wealth. In 1782, the first year for 
which there are records, he owned only 478 acres of land and nine slaves. 
Since he possessed a life tenure in his glebe, he had a modest seven hundred 
acres at his disposal for agricultural production. Only three Southampton 
committeemen are known to have owned less land and only one fewer slaves 
than Gurley. Yet, as one scholar notes, most Virginia committeemen and 
justices "were not that rich." A typical committeeman, as well as justice, he 
continues, owned from seven hundred to eighteen hundred acres of land and 
from eleven to fifteen slaves. cc Thus, from the position of property holder, 
Gurley was not quite a typical local public servant. Apparently at least a portion 
of his local prominence stemmed from the dignity of his clerical office and from 
his excellent human qualities which his exponents mentioned in support of his 
ordination. 

Kinship connections have also been termed very important for the Virginian 
"who would rise in politics," and they may have been a factor in Gurley's 
political ascent. dd There were Gurley s in Southampton who were his 
contemporaries, but none of them are known to have been local leaders; later 
his son, who was also named George, was a magistrate for many years. 
Perhaps Parson Gurley was related to other dominant figures in Southampton 
and neighboring counties through his mother or wife, whose family identities are 
not clear. 

The committees of safety in Virginia became defunct about mid- 1776 when the 
county courts, under the jurisdiction of the new state government, assumed their 
functions. But Gurley soon reentered the public arena. At a Southampton court 
held on January 11, 1781, the court appointed Gurley "a commissioner in the 
room of Joshua Nicolson who is discharged from that office. " One month later, 



bb Benson, "Wealth and Power," pp. 114-15; Mcllwaine, ed., "Proceedings," Virginia State 
Library, Bulletin, 17 (1929), 148-57. 

cc Benson, "Wealth and Power," table 2, pp. 401-02; Kulikoff, Tobacco and Slaves, p. 302. 
dd Charles Sydnor, American Revolutionaries in the Making, pbk. ed. (New York, 1967), pp. 75- 
76; Benson, "Wealth and Power," pp. 16-17, 23, 104, 108-32. 



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however, the minutes of the court state that "William Blunt is by the court 
appointed a commissioner in the room of George Gurley clergyman who was 
judged incapable of serving being rector of the parish of St. Luke." ee The 
position in question may have been that of a commissioner assigned the duty of 
purchasing various military supplies. Evidently it required traveling about the 
county which interfered with Gurley 's parochial functions. 

Gurley further revealed his patriotic spirit by providing goods and services for 
public use during the Revolution. In 1780 he supplied a barrel of brandy, 
containing thirty-one gallons, for which he was later compensated. The next 
year he gave 675 pounds of beef and furnished a cart, two horses, and a driver 
for five days to promote the public interest; for these contributions he received 
remuneration. Apparently Gurley had a relatively large orchard, probably 
apple, and produced brandy for the market from his own distillery. One 
Southamptonian, identified as a commissioner, purchased forty-eight barrels of 
brandy from sixteen individuals in the fall of 1780 for public use. ff Fruit and 
brandy production evidently was an important element of the local economy. 

About the same time Thomas Jefferson's correspondence also reveals that 
Gurley was a man of local affairs. Jefferson in 1784 was in Paris as the 
American minister and was gathering material for his Notes on the State of 
Virginia. William Short, his secretary, who would soon report for duty in 
Paris, informed Jefferson from Richmond that he had received information, 
which he would bring with him, about the Nottoway Indians from Mr. Kello, 
Samuel Kello, the county clerk, and Parson Gurley. Eventually Jefferson 
utilized five sentences in his Notes to identify and discuss the Nottoways in 
Southampton. It seems probable that Kello and Gurley were two of the trustees, 
who, in Jefferson's words, were to watch over the interests of the Nottoways 
and "guard them from insult and injury." gg 

In April 1781 the governor and Council added Gurley to the commission of 
peace for Southampton County, thereby again identifying him as one of the 
leading social and public figures in the county. "Only gentlemen commanded 
enough respect to deserve appointment to the bench," according to a recent 



ee January 11, 1781 and February 8, 1781, Southampton County Order Book (1778- 1784), pp. 138, 

143, reel 27, VSL. 

f{ Public Service Claims, Southampton County Court Booklet, photocopy, VSL. 

88 Short to Jefferson, July 28, 1784, Julian P. Boyd et al., eds., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, 

25 vols, to date (Princeton, New Jersey, 1950- ), VII, 386, 386n; Jefferson, Notes on the State of 

Virginia, pbk. ed. (New York, 1964), p. 92. See also Dictionary of American Biography, s.v. 

"Short, William." 



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social history of eighteenth-century Chesapeake. ^ The Southampton County 
Order and Minute Books, however, do not identify Gurley as justice in 1781- 
1782. His name first appears on May 13, 1784 when "George Gurley, 
Gentleman, took the oaths prescribed as a justice of the peace for this county." 
For the next six years Gurley attended the monthly meetings of the justices 
regularly. Quite often he was the presiding justice and signed the minutes of the 
monthly sessions. u The justices were the chief magistrates of the county and 
had a wide variety of judicial and administrative duties. The time and work 
involved could become burdensome, in the words of one scholar, but "no 
Virginia gentleman would have thought of shirking his civil duties." For his 
labor and pains Gurley received his expenses and the satisfaction that he had 
done his duty as a gentleman. - 

The Southampton court utilized Gurley 's services on special occasions. On 
October 14, 1784, it "ordered that George Gurley (clerk) lay off the lands 
formerly granted to this county for the puipose of building a courthouse to make 
report to this Court." It seems possible that Gurley had surveying equipment 
and experience. ^ 



(to be continued) 




** Mcllwaine etal., eds., Journals Council of State , III, 78; Kulikoff, Tobacco and Slaves, p. 421. 

" Southampton County Order Book (1778-1784), p. 388, reel 27, VSL; ibid., (1784-1789), pp. 1- 

321; Southampton County Minute Book (1786-1790), n. p., reel 32, VSL. 

ii Richard L. Morton, Colonial Virginia, 2 vols. (Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1960), I, 129; Louis 

B. Wright, The First Gentlemen of Virginia: Intellectual Qualities of the Early Colonial Ruling Class, 

rpt. ed. (Charlottesville, Virginia, 1970), p. 65; Jack P. Greene, London Carter: An Inquiry into the 

Personal Values and Social Imperatives of the Eighteenth-Century Virginia Gentry (Charlottesville, 

Virginia, 1965), pp. 33-35, 40. 

^ Entry for October 14, 1784. Southampton County Order Book (1778-1784), p. 501, reel 27, 

VSL. 



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Prince Edward County 

Historic Buildings 



Owen Home — c.1765 

Transcribed by Kathryn Sawyer Hooper 

Research performed by Christine F. Fansler, Prospect, Virginia, November 
5, 1937 



Subject: Owen Home 

Location: 10.9 miles south of Farmville, Virginia on Route #15; thence 7 
miles east (left) on Route #630; thence 1 mile north (left) on Route 
#632; thence .9 mile north (left) on Route #628. House on west (left) 
side of road. 

Date: About 1765 

Owners: 1762 - Deed Book 2 page 118 William Owen to Brackett Owen 
192 acres for 100 pounds in current money. 1772 Deed Book 4 page 
235 Brackett Owen to Jesse Owen, 192 acres for 200 pounds in current 
money. 1825 Will Book 6 page 249 Ann Owen wife of Jesse Owen to 
William Jack Owen. 1885 Deed Book 36 Page 338 Sallie Marshall 
Owen, widow of William Jack Owen to Ann M. Ewing. This property 
is still owned by the Ewing family. (1937) 

Description: 

This quaint little story and a half frame house is located on a high hill, 
where a great distance can be seen in every direction. The cedar and 
locust trees surrounding the house are very large, and show plainly the 
signs of great age. The building is of the plainest material, wide plain 
weather-boarding, and the doors are of wide planks nailed together. 
The floors are wide and uneven, and the stairway is very plain, with 
hand made railing and newel post, partly enclosed. The old house has 
several interesting features, among them, the immense chimney with its 
racks for hanging cooking vessels, and an oven in the upper part for 
baking. In the floor at the south door are markings place there to serve 
the purpose of a sun dial. 



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Historical Significance: 

Brackett Owen, born 1733 moved to Prince Edward County in 1761 
married Elizabeth Wooten and at this date is supposed to have built this 
house. The home passed on to William Jack Owen who married Sallie 
Marshall. Henry Ewing who served Prince Edward County for several 
years as Treasurer, was a son of Ann and Thomas Ewing. There are 
other descendants of this family now living in Prince Edward County, 
and in this and other states. 

Ann Owen was a granddaughter of Captain Jesse Owen, her sons W. 
M. and John Ewing played a conspicuous part in Prince Edward politics 
during the reconstruction and afterwards. 

Sources of Information: 

Informants: Mrs. W. S. Morton, Farmville, Virginia. 
Mr. H. M. Ewing, Meherrin, Virginia. 

Court Records, Clerk's Office, Prince Edward County, Farmville, 
Virginia. 

This transcription was found in the Works Progress Administration of 
Virginia Historical Inventory # 75, Prince Edward County, Film 509, Reel 
23, Archives and Records Division, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, 
Virginia, and is published here with the kind permission of Dr. Louis H. 
Manarin, State Archivist. 



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Prince George, Sussex, and Southhampton counties 

Bible Records 



The Gurley-Little Family Bible 

Transcribed by Christopher M. Hooper 

Editor's Note: See the article "Parson and Local Man of Affairs: George Gurley 
on p. 23 of this issue. The cover of the bible states: /Collins's Stereotype 
Edition./ The Holy Bible: Containing The Old and New Testaments, (New York, 
1818), printed and sold by Collins and Co. 

FAMILY RECORD 
MARRIAGES [page 1] 

January 4th 1816 

Henry Gurley And Rebecca B. Finn Were Joined under the dictates of this Book 

On the 4 Jany 1816. 
Licence Granted by the Clerk of Prince George County under the Certificate of 

Rich d Williams, who was Guardian to R. B. Finn. 
Sermony Performed by Austin Heath 
who was a minister of the Methodist Church of Crist 
Jno. W. Gurley & Rebecca G. Little were married in Southampton County 16 

Oct 1851 
Jno. W. Gurley & Anna E. Little were married in Southampton 27 th Sept 1855 
Jesse Little & Fanny Jones were married in Sussex county 15 th March 1816 
Jesse Little & Mrs. Susan Kelly were Married in Sussex county 8 Aug 1832 
Jesse Little & Mrs. E. A. Pettway were married in Southampton county 21 Oct 

1846 
G. G. Little & Fanny L. Basham(?) were married 12 Sept 1860 in Southampton 

County 

D. W. Cobb & M. Jane Cobb were married 22 June 1842 in Southampton 

County 
Daniel B. Finn & Priscilla Daughtry were married [no date or place] 

E. M. [Little] & Georgie W. Gurley were married in [illegible] April 19 th 1882 

by [illegible] 

BIRTHS [page 2] 

Mary Willis(?) Daughter of Henry and Rebecca B. Gurley Was Born the 5 th 

March 1817 
William Daniel (As above) Was Born, 12 th March 1819 
Richard Henry Gurley Was Born 29 th Sept 1820 



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George Thomas Gurley Was Born 15 th April 1822 
Nathaniel Addison Gurley Was Born 17 th Sept 1823 
John Willis Gurley Was Born Deer. 10 th 1824 

BIRTHS & Deaths [handwritten] [page 3] 

Rebecca G. Little was born in Southampton County 27 Aug 1 1835 & departed 

this life 1 Oct 1852 
W m G. Little was born in Southampton County 17 Oct. 1820 & departed this 

life 5 July 1854 
Nancy Little was born in Sussex 29 June 1822 
E. [strike-through] M. Little was born 23 rd March 1840 in Soampton County & 

departed this life 15 Sept. 1866 
Henry G. Little was born 22 April 1842 in Southampton & departed this life 31 

Aug 1 1848 
Jesse G. Little the father of above children, was born in Sussex 5 th May 1794 

& departed this life 14 July 1862 
Asbury Cobb son of D. W. Cobb & Jane Little was born in Southampton 18 

Sept. 1843 & died from wound during rebellion 8 th April 1865. 
Susan M. Little 2 nd consort of Jesse Little & mother of above Little children 

departed this life in Southampton 29 Aug 1 1841(7). 
Anna E. Little was born in Southampton 10 July 1838 
Thos G Little was born in Soampton County 7 Sept 1833 
Sally Crowder Gurley 2 nd child of J. W. Gurley & Anna E. Gurley was born 

in Prince George 19 June 1858 
Georgianna Willis Gurley 3 rd child of J. W. Gurley & Anna E. Gurley was 

born in Prince George 25 th June 1859 
Henry Little Gurley 4 th child of J. W. Gurley & Anna E. Gurley was born in 

Prince George 14 th Oct 1861 
Daniel Baugh Fenn Gurley 6 th child of J. W. Gurley & Anna E. Gurley was 

born in Southampton County 16 th Aug 1 1864 
Anna Eliza Gurley 8* child of J. W. Gurley & [illegible] Gurley was [illegible] 

14 Jay 1868 and departed this life 3 rd March 1869. 
Anna Eliza Gurley ninth child of same was born 22 nd Nov. in Petersburg Anno 

Domini 1869 
[illegible] Gurley 10 child was born in P. George Feb 15 th 1871. 
[illegible] Gurley 1 1 child was born 14 th of May 1872 & died the following day 

DEATHS [page 4] 

Mary Willis Daughter of Henry and Rebecca Gurley Departed this life on the 
29 th April 1817 And was Intered in the Grave Yard of Capt. Jn°- Criehton 
(Jerusalem) 



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Nath Addison (son) as above departed this life Sept 27 th 1824 about 5 oclock 

PM and was Intered in the Old family grave yard of his Grand Father Geo. 

Gurley — 
[illegible name] Gurley 

Henry Gurley Departed this life December 26 th 1825 one oclock in the morning 
George T. Gurley Departed this life December 31 st 1832 
Daniel B. Finn departed this life in Prince George county 24 May 1856 
Richard H. Gurley departed this life December 26 th 1836 at Vi past 4 oclock 
Junius S. Butts departed this life August 16 th 1837 half past one oclock in the 

evening 
Rebecca B. Butts, departed this life February 6 th 1841 at !4 past eleven a.m. 

formerly Mrs. Lty. Gurley - at the time of her decease the consort of Capt. 

E. Butts. 
Anna R. Butts daughter of R. B. and Capt. E. Butts departed this life the 11 th 

of August 1841 between the hours of 12 Oclock A.M. & one Oclock P.M. 



DEATHS 



[page 5] 



Carrie Gurley 10th child of Dr. Jno. W. & Anna E. Gurley departed this life 

Feb. 24, 1886 - in Norfolk City, Va. 
Dr. Jno. W. Gurley son of Henry & Rebecca Gurley departed this life in 

Norfolk City, Va. on Dec. 19, 1888. Buried Norfolk. 
Georgie Willis Bell wife of E. M. Bell, & daughter of J. W. & Anna Gurley 

departed this life Aug. 14 1914 at Blue Ridge Summit, Md. 
Mrs. Anna Eliza Gurley wife of Dr. Jno. W. Gurley daughter of Jesse & Susan 

Little of Southampton Co., departed this life in Charlottesville, Va., Feb. 

15-1920. Buried in Norfolk, Va. 
Sallie Crowder Gurley daughter of Dr. Jno. W. & Anna E. Gurley, departed 

this life Apr. 8 - 1921 Charlottesville, Va. - Buried in Norfolk, Va. 

A photocopy of this Bible record is contained in Accession No. 33821, Archives and 
Records Division, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, and is published here 
with the kind permission of Dr. Louis H. Manarin, State Archivist. 




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Charlotte, Norfolk, and Princess Anne counties 

Bible Records 



After Six Decades, Charlotte Co., Moseley Controversy Continues! 

By Warren L. Forsythe 

In 1931, Judge Redmond S. Cole of Tulsa, Oklahoma, set out to resolve an 
inconsistency in some family bibles. Little did he realize that the mystery would 
grow and grow, no matter how deeply he dug into it. Not only did he fail to 
resolve the controversy in his lifetime, but modern information sources and 
indexing have not lessened the mystery appreciably! 

As Judge Cole contacted cousins, he began to realize that the various 
descendants in his region claimed two deifferent origins for the Edward Moseley 
who left a will in Charlotte County, Virginia, in 1808. The Benagh family, 
descendants of Edward's daughter Amy (Mrs. Joseph Collier) told a story now 
called the D.A.R. Bible version. a b They said that the Edward of Charlotte 
County was the one born 4 May 1718, son of Edward Moseley, b. 1687, and 
Jenette Cocke, b. 1696, who are said to have married 25 May 1717 in Norfolk 
County. Their bible also has a unique origin for his wife Amey _]_, b. 9 
February 1728, daughter of Hillery and Susannah Moseley who were apparently 
of Princess Anne County. 

A February 22, 1934, letter to Judge Cole from Miss Dru Moseley of Trinity, 
Alabama, told a very different story. Her bible records from Morgan County, 
Alabama, have since been published. c d She said her grandmother 
Temperance Vaughan Moseley (1783-1864) had told her mother the names of 
the children that grew up in Charlotte County. The names of the children are 
very similar to those of the D.A.R. Bible. But, the Morgan County, Alabama, 
Bible tradition says that the mother's (Amey's) maiden name was Green and that 
her youngest son William was born 3 June 1776. That clashes with the D.A.R. 
story which has a William b. 6 November 1762; although the oldest child in the 
D.A.R. bible was born in 1747, and so presumably some could have had their 
own children by 1776. 



a Arkansas D.A.R., Volume 3 (February 1929) p. 39-40. 

b Moseley Family Bible Records, D.A.R. Library, Washington, D.C. 

c Virginia Vital Records from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, The 

William and Mary Quarterly, and Tylers Quarterly. Genealogical Publishing Company, 

Baltimore, MD, 1982. pp. 712-715. 

d Old Southern Bible Records, Volume 6. Compiled by Memory Aldridge Lester. 

Chapel Hill, NC, Nov 1960. 



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What has kept the controversy between the "family bible" versions alive for so 
many decades? Both bibles have a remarkable degree of both internal 
consistency and external confirmation with certain public records. For instance, 
the person who claimed that Amey (Green) Moseley bore her last son in 1776 
was probably not in a position to know that later research would reveal that 
Amey Green was born about Dec. 1735, so that she would have been about age 
40 at birth of her youngest son. e It is still conceivable that the D. A.R. Bible 
is fraudulent, but it wasn't fabricated casually. It convinced turn of the century 
genealogists of its authenticity. f And, even today with computer indexed 
sources at our fingertips, confirmation tests still haven't revealed any significant 
pattern of deviation from events recorded in the public sources! 

Today the research continues, but the mystery is a long way from being solved. 
If you have any clues, the author would be very glad to hear from you! 



Submitted by Warren L. Forsythe, Box 1299, Ellensburg, WA 98926. 




e Amelia County, Virginia, Order Book 2, p. 121 and 245. 

f Letter from Stella Pickett Hardy to Alyce Jones Cole of Wilson, Arkansas, 14 July 

1939. 



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Buckingham County 

Cemetery Records 



Some Cemeteries of Buckingham County 

Transcribed by Christopher M. Hooper 

The Scott Cemetery 

Subject: Scott Cemetery 

Location: 1.8 miles east of Howardsville, Virginia on Route #602; thence 
.5 of a mile north on private road leading to cemetery. 

Date: 1857, date of oldest grave. 

Owners: Scotts and their descendants. Property surrounding cemetery 
owned by Miss Mary Scott. 

Description: 

Cemetery has fence around it, and is kept in good condition. There are 
many graves but only a few with markers that have names or dates on 
them. 

Historical Significance: 

Inscriptions on tombstones: 

William Elex Scott 
Born 1803 
Died 1857 



Sallie Floyd Scott 
Born 1808 
Died 1888 

Samuel Scott 
Bora 1808 
Died 1892 

Sources of Information: 



Sallie Powell Scott 
Bora 1879 
Died 1880 

Annie Elizabeth Scott 
Born 1822 
Died 1915 

Robert W. Brady 
Bora 1859 
Died 1885 



Informant: C. H. Agee, Dillwyn, Virginia, old resident. 
Tombstone inscriptions 
Visit by worker 



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The preceeding transcription was found in the Works Progress 
Administration of Virginia Historical Inventory, Buckingham County, 1937, 
Film 509, Reel 5, No. 221. 



The Seldon Graveyard 

Research performed by Elizabeth McCraw, Andersonville, Virginia, February 
9, 1937. 

Subject: The Seldon Graveyard 

Location: 3.9 miles east of Sheppards, Virginia, on Route #15, thence 200 
yards south. 

Date: 1857. The oldest grave. 

Owners: Jim Carter, the present owner. 

Description: 

This old graveyard where the Seldon and Lacklands are buried, is on 
the estate of Jim Carter, and is in sight of the Main highway. Though 
enclosed by an iron fence, it is overgrown with briers, honeysuckle and 
small cotton wood trees. All the large trees have died or have been cut 
down. There are a number of unmarked graves in the yard. 

Historical Significance: 

The following inscriptions are on upright head stones: 



Richard Anderson Booker 
Born Dec. 20, 1786 
Died Dec. 22, 1867 

In Memory of 

Amanda M. 

1st Wife of 

John J. Lackland 

and daughter of 

John L. and Judith Cobbs 

Born June 30, 1833 

Died Jan. 27, 1859 

Blessed are the dead, which die in 

the Lord. 



Eliza Davis Booker 

Wife of R. A. Booker 

Born Oct. 22, 1786 

Died Aug. 14, 1869 

In Memory of 

Fannie M. 

2nd Wife of John J. Lackland 

and daughter of 

Hobson and Martha J. Gilliam 

Born June 14, 1839 

Died June 25, 1862 

"Thy Will be Done" 



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In Memory of my darling boy In Memory of 

Thomas H. son of Ann C. daughter of 

John J. and Amanda M. Lackland John and Amanda M. Lackland 

Born May 21, 1858 Born Oct. 15, 1856 

Died Oct. 26, 1862 Died Sept. 4, 1857 

My lovely baby farewell Dearest Ann thou hast left us 

Sleep on in peaceful rest Here thy loss we deeply feel 

Thy little head is pillowed now But 'tis God that hath bereft us 

on thy Redeemer's breast. He can all our sorrows heal. 

Sources of Information: 

"Tombstone Inscriptions" 

The above transcription was found in the Works Progress Administration of 
Virginia Historical Inventory, Buckingham County, 1937, Film 509, Reel 5, 
No. 319. 



The Morris Graveyard 

Research performed by Elizabeth McCraw, Andersonville, Virginia, February 
5, 1937. 

Subject: The Morris Graveyard 

Location: One and one quarter miles east of Curdsville, Virginia, on Route 
#633, thence north 1.5 miles on Fitzpatrick Road, thence east 1 mile on 
private road. 

Date: 1813. Oldest grave. 

Owners: L. A. Fitzpatrick, the present owner. 

Description: 

All of the tombstones anti-date 1845. The headstones are all the upright 
kind, and are made of hewed rock, very beautifully and plainly 
inscribed. They are all moss grown and weathered. The plot of ground 
is a tangled mass of honeysuckle, briers and periwinkle. There are no 
large trees here. 

Historical Significance: 

One of the most interesting, historically, and the second largest family 
burying ground with marked graves found in Buckingham, is the one of 
the old Nathaniel Morris estate now owned by L. A. Fitzpatrick. 

A copy of the tombstone inscriptions follow: 



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Sacred 

To the Memory of 

Nath. Morris 

Who died Jan. 21, 1813 

Aged 68 years 

Sacred 

To the Memory of 

Ann B. Morris 

Who died June 26, 1843 

Aged 46 years 

H. G. Whitworth 

Born March 8, 1844 

Died June 4, 1845 



Sacred 

To the Memory of 

Annie Morris 

Who died Jan. 21, 1833 

Aged 78 years 

Sacred 

To the Memory of 

Mary A. Morris 

Who died July 30, 1821 

In the 2nd Year of her age 

Ellen W. Whitworth 
Born Dec. 7, 1841 
Died Oct. 9, 1842 



The Whitworth children are the third or fourth generation of the Morris 
family. 

Sources of Information: 

"Tombstone Inscriptions" 

The above transcription was found in the Works Progress Administration of 
Virginia Historical Inventory, Buckingham County, 1937, Film 509, Reel 5, 
No. 310. 



The Chambers Cemetery 

Research performed by GarnettAgee Williams, Dillwyn, Virginia, September 
22, 1936. 

Subject: Chambers Cemetery 

Location: 2.75 miles west of Ransons, Virginia on Route #659; thence 20 
yards north of Route #659. 

Date: 1805, date of oldest grave. 

Description: This is a very old cemetery in the midst of a corn field. It is 
kept in fair condition by the owner of the old Chambers homestead. 



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Historical Significance: 

Inscriptions on tombstones: 

Irene daughter of J. Walter & Martha Chambers 

Pattie Henson Born 1763 

Born Sept. 28th. 1860 Died 1805 

Died Oct. 26th. 1862 
I am going to my home in Heaven Elizabeth Chambers 

Born 1805 
Susan H. Chambers Died 1838 

Bora 1830 

Died 1837 John Chambers 

Born 1760 
Died 1815 



The stone for Irene Henson is a small marble slab and in good 
condition. The last four stones are very small, made of marble. 

Sources of Information: 

Tombstone inscriptions 
Visit by worker 



The above transcription was found in the Works Progress Administration of 
Virginia Historical Inventory, Buckingham County, 1937, Film 509, Reel 5, 
No. 173. 



All of the above microfilm records may be found in the Archives and Records 
Division, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, and are published 
here with the kind permission of Dr. Louis H. Manarin, State Archivist. 






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FEREBEE, SAVAGE, PUGH, HARMANSON, ROBINS: Mrs FereBee 
Savage Pugh 1722 Northampton Co, dau of Capt Thomas Savage and Elisha 
Harmanson of Northampton Co. What is her FereBee family connection? Her 
grandparents were: Capt John Savage; Mary Robins (dau of Col Obedience 
Robins); Lt Thomas Harmanson; and who? J.A.L. Locke Miller, Jr. 2810-K 
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MAJOR: Edward Major and wife Elizabeth found in Dinwiddie and Brunswick 
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wife was Susannah. Herbert D. Hendricks, 7 W. River Rd., Poquoson, VA 
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EDMUNDS, GREEN, JONES, HARRISON: Seek ancs of Sterling H. 
Edmunds (c 1809- 1850) and family who came from Brunswick Co, VA to TN 
cl845. Mother, Lucy, b 1782. Sarah Green Edmunds, wife of Robert Gray 
Harrison, who settled in MS, also child of Lucy. Sterling's youngest ch Lucy 
Jones Edmunds. Carolyn Smotherman, PO Box 130, College Grove, TN 
37046. 



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DAVIDSON, HUMPHRIES: Seek info regarding the parents of Nancy 
Davidson by whatever spelling. She was wife of Jesse Humphries Jr; marriage 
took place in Rutherford Co, NC on 15 October 1836 according to that co's 
records. Shirley Wagstaff, PO Box 1559, Bandon, OR 97411. 

EASLEY: Easleys in your background? I have Our Easley Family and Their 
Relatives, written by my uncle, Kirby Easley Johnson, for sale. $25.00 
postpaid. Allied lines are Johnson, Fulton, Jones, Deatherage, Fry, and McGee. 
These are all VA families. Blanche Lane Tompkins, 360 W. Twentieth St., 
San Bernadino, CA 92405. 

BDLLINGSLEY, TURNER: Clement Billingsley (b 1753 Stafford Co; d 1841 
Autauga Co, AL) VA Militia soldier Rev War. M/l Cynthia Turner (1760- 
cl799) 1781 Stafford Co; M/2 Rebecca _?_ cl800 VA. Was w/1 Cynthia 
Rebecca Turner? Seek wives' parents/sibs. Clement moved family to Autauga 
Co, AL 1823/24. Robert S. Coleman, 18 Westover Rd., Newport News, VA 
23601-3928. (804)596-3064. 

WRIGHT, DOSS: Seek further info on George Wright who m Agnes Doss 8 
March 1802 in Campbell Co, VA. Agnes b cl766 Pittsylvania Co, VA, the dau 
of James and Anne Doss. Mrs. Barbara Doss McKinlay, 2740 La Cuesta 
Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90046. 

BUTTS, CLAIBORNE, HARRISON: Elizabeth Claiborne Butts, dau of John 
and Mary Ann (Claiborne) Butts, m Benjamin Henry Harrison (cl775-cl810) 
of Pr Geo Co, son of Col Charles and Mary Herbert (Claiborne) Harrison of 
Charles City Co. When did Elizabeth die? Did Benjamin Henry have a w/2? 
Irene Marks Rupp, 132 Burroughs Dr., Snyder, NY 14226. 

SPAIN, LEONARD: Hamlin Epps Spain (c 1790- 1870). Elizabeth "Betsy" 
Leonard. Ch: Condrew, Albert, George, Armstead, Martha P., Augustus, 
William D., Henry and Hamlin Jr. They lived primarily in Dinwiddie Co but 
also in Nottoway and Chesterfield. Hamlin Epps Spain Jr my first gr-grfather. 
Michael Hamlin Morgan, 505 8th St., Pacific Grove, CA 93950. (408) 
373-5476. 

PEMBERTON: Seek parents of Richard Pemberton b cl798 in SE VA. 
Enlisted in VA Militia in 1813 in Norfolk Co; m Sarah Bondurant 1823 in 
Henry Co. In 1830 Washington Co Census. James H. Pemberton, PO Box 
1538, Belton, TX 76513. 

Exchange: These families in VA in early 1700s and 1600s. ADDISON, MTMS, 
KJMBERLIN, WELDY, MARSHALL, FARMER, WORSHAM, RAINEY, 
BELL, DURHAM, SMOOT, FURLONG. Barbara Moore, Rt 12, Box 378, 
New Braunfels, TX 78132-1602. (210) 885-2194 

PRIDEMORE, FAIRBANKS: Seek parents of Jonathan Pridemore and 
Charlotte Fairbanks, lived Scott Co, VA, m cl820. Son, James Madison 



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Pridemore b 24 March 1827 Scott Co, VA. Moved to Grundy Co, MO cl870. 
Marge Eckert, 2118 County Rd. N, Platte City, MO 64079. 

MOORE: Researching: cl635 probably Nansemond, could be William Moore. 
Perquimans/Pasquotank cos, NC, Quakers - Samuel, John, Aaron, William 
Moore. Old Pendleton Dist, SC c 1790- 1820 Aaron Moore; son, Jonathan b 
1811. Jonathan m Mary Ann "Polly" King (b 1812), m 1830 TN, moved AL 
C1836-38. Jan MacCartney, 4001 SE 26th Ct. Rd., Ocala, FL 34480-7278. 

ENGLISH, PATTERSON: William English b 1755 VA, m cl780 Catherine 
Patterson, dau of Robert. Ch: Matthew, Elizabeth, Polly and Jane. William 
served Rev, killed by Indians 1787 Hawkins Co, TN. Wife and ch taken 
captive. Catherine m/2 John Harbeson of KY. Interested hearing from descs 
of this family. Modell Burt, 1016 Audubon Parkway, Louisville, KY 40213. 

HOSKINS: Seek proof of parents of Dolly (d 1808), wife of William Hoskins 
(d 1781), of Halifax Co. Ch: Samuel m Susanna Watkins; Mary m Joshua 
Stone; William; James; Dolly m John Stone; Thomas Coleman m Betsey 
Ellington Marshall; John; Jane m James S. McDaniel; Nancy m John Bruce. 
Exchange. Mrs. N. O. Wright, Jr., 514 Drexel Ct., El Dorado, AR 71730- 
2961. 

DDLLARD: Fielding Dillard (1770-1818) moved 1804 Halifax Co to Oglethorpe 
Co, GA. Dau, Sarah Ann Dillard m 1830 Cornelius Furcron (d 1837). Dau, 
Juriah Hepsibah Dillard m 1831 William Furcron (d 1833), Cornelius' brother. 
Neighbor Lorenzo D. Fergurson made guardian for Wm's minor orphan. Seek 
parents of Furcrons. Carlton M. Dillard, 714 Gary Dr., Augusta, GA 30904. 
(706) 736-9594. 

AMIS: John Amis 46, Catherine his wife 37, with ch: Joanna 20, Nancy 17, 
Elmira 14 and Frances 13 appear in 1860 Census of Granville Co, NC. Who 
were Catherine's parents? Any info on this family appreciated. Maxine C. 
Allen, c/o Dr. Ellsworth Allen, 2202 Arroyo Dr., Riverside, CA 92506. 




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Index • Vol. XIII No. 1 



Addison 42 


Bell 42 


Bruce 


Chambers 


Nathaniel 33 


E. M. 33 


John 43 


Elizabeth 40 


Agee 


Georgie Willis 


Bryant 


John 40 


C. H. 36 


33 


Ambross 1 1 


Martha 40 


Allen 


Benagh family 


Bumpass 


Susan H. 40 


Ellsworth 43 


34 


William 7 


Clark 


Maxine C. 43 


Benson 


Burgess 


Elizabeth 17 


Amis 


Dale Edward 


Henry John 


Eve 16-18 


Catherine 43 


25, 26 


23 


John 16 


Elmira 43 


Berry 


Burlison 


Littleberry 


Frances 43 


Jim 14 


Jonathan 7 


17, 18 


Joanna 43 


Billingsley 


Burt 


Richard 17, 


John 43 


Clement 42 


Modell 43 


18 


Nancy 43 


Rebecca 42 


Butts 


Thomas 17 


Avery 


Blackwell 


Anna R. 33 


Clarke 


G. 22 


JohnC. 19 


Capt. E. 33 


Thomas 18 


Avriss 


Blow 


Elizabeth 


Cobb 


John 16 


John Thomas 


Claiborne 


Asbury 32 


Lucy 17 


24 


42 


D. W. 31, 32 


Mason 16-18 


Blunt 


John 42 


Jane 32 


Rebecca 17 


Benjamin 24 


Junius S. 33 


M. Jane 31 


William 17, 


Thomas 24 


Mary Ann 


Cobbs 


18 


William 27 


Claiborne 


JohnL. 37 


Ayres 


Bondurant 


42 


Judith 37 


James 7 


Sarah 42 


R. B. 33 


Cocke 


Ayrse 


Booker 


Rebecca B. 


Jenette 34 


James 7 


Eliza Davis 


33 


John P. 17 


Baber 


37 


Callaway 9 


Cole 


Robert 8, 9 


Richard 


Richard 8, 9 


Redmond S. 


Bailey 


Anderson 


William 8, 


34 


Eliza 16, 18 


37 


11, 13 


Coleman 


Richard 16, 


Bowman 


Carr 11 


Robert S. 42 


18 


Larry 24 


William 7 


Collier 


Barrow 


Boyd 


Carsley 


Joseph 34 


Elizabeth 20 


Julian P. 27 


John 17, 18 


Cook 


Gertrude 20 


Wm. 10 


Lucy 17, 18 


Betsy 17, 18 


Lee Edwin 19 


Brady 


Carter 


Didyme 17, 


Basham 


Robert W. 36 


Jim 37 


18 


Fanny L. 31 


Briggs 


Landon 28 


John 17, 18 




Henry 24 




Richard 17 




Brown 








John 12 







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Cotton 

Diadamia 17 

Didyme 17, 
18 

Frederic 1 8 

Frederick 17 

Harris 17 

Nancy 17 

Richard 17, 
18 
Criehton 

Jno. 32 
Cunningham 

Jane P. 19 
Dalton 

David 7 

Timothy 12 
Daughtry 

Priscilla 3 1 
Davidson 

Nancy 42 
Davis 

Virginia Lee 
Hutcheson 5 
Deatherage 42 
Dillard 

Carlton M. 43 

Fielding 43 

Juriah 
Hepsibah 43 

Sarah Ann 43 
Dixon 25 
Doss 

Agnes 42 

Anne 42 

James 42 
Duell 

Rebecca 17, 
18 

William 17, 
18 
Durham 42 
Eckert 

Marge 43 
Eckols 

John 10 



Edmunds 

Lucy 41 

Lucy Jones 41 

Sarah Green 
41 

Sterling H. 41 

Thomas 24 
English 

Elizabeth 43 

Jane 43 

Matthew 43 

Polly 43 

William 43 
Ewing 10 

Ann 30 

AnnM. 29 

H. M. 30 

Henry 30 

John 30 

Robert 9 

Thomas 30 

W. M. 30 
Ewings 

Robert 8, 9 
Fairbanks 

Charlotte 42 
Fansler 

Christine F. 
29 
Farmer 42 
FereBee 41 
Fergurson 

Lorenzo D. 
43 
Finn 

Daniel B. 31, 
33 

Priscilla 3 1 

Rebecca B. 
31 
Fitzpatrick 

L. A. 38 
Ford 

Worthington 
C. 23, 24 



Forsythe 
Warren L. 
34, 35 

Frizzel 
Isaac 12 

Fry 42 

Fulton 42 

Furcron 
Cornelius 43 
William 43 

Furlong 42 

Gaddie 
Thos. 12 

Gary 
Ben 17, 18 
Diadamia 17 
Didyme 17 
James 17, 18 
Joanna 16-18 
John 17, 18 
Nancy 17 
Richard 17, 

18 
William 17, 
18 

Gentry 
Daphne 4 

Gilliam 
Araminta 21 
Hobson 37 
Martha J. 37 

Gray 
Edwin 24, 25 

Green 
Amey 34, 35 

Greene 
Jack P. 28 

Groff 
Roxanne 15 

Grundset 
Eric Hamner 
5 



Gurley 
Anna 33 
Anna E. 31, 

32, 33 
Anna Eliza 

32, 33 
Carrie 33 
Daniel Baugh 

Fenn 32 
George 23, 

24, 25-28, 

33 
George T. 33 
George 

Thomas 32 
Georgianna 

Willis 32 
Georgie W. 

31 
Henry 31-33 
Henry Little 

32 
J. W. 32, 33 
Jno. W. 31, 

33 
John Willis 

32 
Lty. 33 
Mary Willis 

31, 32 
Nathaniel 

Addison 32 
Rebecca 32, 

33 
Rebecca B. 

31 
Rebecca G. 

31 
Richard H. 33 
Richard Henry 

31 
Sallie Crowder 

33 
Sally Crowder 

32 



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Gurley [cont'd] 


Shadrack 16, 


Henson 


Jones 42 


William Daniel 


18 


Irene 40 


Albridgton 24 


31 


Theodoric 17 


J. Walter 40 


AnnC. 20 


Haile 


Theodorick 


Pattie 40 


Ann Elizabeth 


Nicholas 12 


16, 18 


Hobbs 


19, 20 


Hairston 


William 16, 


Ann 16, 18 


Anna 19 


Saml. 11 


17 


Betsy 17, 18 


Anna Shell 20 


Harbeson 


Hartwell 


Elizabeth 17 


AshtonC. 20 


Catherine 43 


Mary 16, 18 


Isham 17 


Ashton 


John 43 


Paul 16 


Nathaniel 16 


Crenshaw 


Harmanson 


Harwell 


Holland 


20 


Elisha 41 


Albert L. 21 


Peter 10 


Benjamin S. 


Thomas 41 


Cherry 21, 22 


Hooper 


19, 20 


Harris 


Harriet 21 


Christopher 


Blanche 


Benjamin 1 1 


James 21 


M. 3, 31, 


Katharine 


Gertrude Lee 


Thomas 21, 


36 


20 


19 


22 


Kathryn 


Clarence P. 


Harrison 


William 


Sawyer 29 


20 


Alexander 16, 


Thomas 21 


Hoskins 


Clarence 


17, 18 


Haskins 


Dolly 43 


Porter 19, 


Ann 16 


Edward 


James 43 


20 


Benjamin 


Brodnax 20 


Jane 43 


Ella Manson 


Henry 42 


James 


John 43 


20 


Charles 16, 


Porterfield 


Mary 43 


Fanny 31 


17, 18, 42 


20 


Nancy 43 


James A. 20 


Eliza 16 


Jefferson 


Samuel 43 


John Blackwell 


Eve 16, 17 


Porterfield 


Thomas 


19 


Henry 17 


19 


Coleman 43 


John Robert 


Ishmael 16, 


Lucy E. 20 


William 43 


19, 20 


17, 18 


Robert Reps 


Hudgins 


Laura 


Joanna 16 


20 


Dennis 4, 7 


Gertrude 20 


John 17 


Hawthorne 


Humphries 


Lena Watkins 


Joseph 17 


Sadie Haskins 


Jesse 42 


20 


Josiah 17 


19 


Hunt 


Lucy E. 20 


Mary 16 


Haynes 


Thomas 1 1 


Lucy Emily 


Mary Herbert 


John 10 


Hunter 25 


19 


Claiborne 


Heath 


Isbel 


Martha Harris 


42 


Austin 3 1 


Zachariah 8, 


20 


Mason 16 


Hendricks 


9 


R. Baxter 20 


Peyton 16 


Herbert D. 41 


Jefferson 


Reps 20 


Rebecca 16 


Hening 


Thomas 27 


Richard Baxter 


Rebeckah 17 


William J. 24 


Johnson 9, 10, 


20 


Richard 16, 


William W. 


42 


Robert 19 


17, 18 


24 


James 1 1 


Robert S. 20 


Robert Gray 




Kirby Easley 


Stanley 19 


41 




42 


Stella 19 



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Jones [cont'd] 

Susan 19 

Susie Lee 20 

Susie M. 20 

Thomas E. 20 

Thomas 
Edward 20 

William 
Robert 20 
Joyner 

Peggy Shomo 
5 
Kearsley 

John 18 

Lucy 18 
Kegley 

Mary B. 5 
Kello 

Richard 24 

Samuel 27 
Kelly 

Susan 31 
Kendrick 

Virginia 6 
Kennedy 

John Pendleton 
23 
Kimberlin 42 
King 

Mary Ann 43 
King George 8 
Kulikoff 26, 28 

Allan 25 
Lackland 

Amanda M. 
37, 38 

AnnC. 38 

Fannie M. 37 

John J. 37, 38 

Thomas H. 
38 
Lawson 

William 7 
Leonard 

Elizabeth 42 



Lewis 
Benjamin 24 

Lillte 
Susan 31 

Little 
Anna E. 31, 

32 
E. M. 31, 32 
Fanny 31 
G. G. 31 
Henry G. 32 
Jane 32 
Jesse 31-33 
Jesse G. 32 
Nancy 32 
Rebecca G. 

31, 32 
Susan 33 
Susan M. 32 
Thomas G. 32 
William G. 
32 

Lohrenz 
Otto 23 

MacCartney 
Jan 43 

Mackie 
Alexr. 12 

Major 
Bernard 41 
Edward 41 
Elizabeth 41 
James 41 
John 41 
Susannah 41 
William 41 

Manarin 
Louis H. 13, 
30, 33, 40 

Manson 
AnnE. 19 

Marshall 42 
Betsey 

Ellington 43 
Sallie 30 



McCraw 

Elizabeth 37, 
38 
McDaniel 

James S. 43 
McDonald 

William 13 
McGee 42 
McGlouglin 

Charles 12 
Mcllwaine 

Henry R. 24, 
25, 26, 28 
McKinlay 

Barbara Doss 
42 
McLaughlen 

Charles 7 
Mead 

John 7 

William 7, 12 
Miller 

J.A.L. Locke 
41 
Mills 

John 10 
Mims 42 
Mingo 22 
Mobberly 
Moore 

Aaron 43 

Barbara 42 

John 43 

Jonathan 43 

Samuel 43 

William 43 
Morgan 

Michael 
Hamlin 42 

William 12 
Morris 

AnnB. 39 

Annie 39 

Mary A. 39 

Nathaniel 38 



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Morton 

Mrs. W. S. 
30 

Richard L. 28 
Moseley 

Amey 35 

Amy 34 

Edward 34 

Hillery 34 

Jenette 34 

Miss Dm 34 

Susannah 34 

Temperance 
Vaughan 34 

William 34 
Mounts 

Methias 13 
Nicolson 

Joshua 26 
Nugent 

Nell Marion 4 
Ogburn 

Mary 17 
Owen 

Ann 29, 30 

Brackett 29, 
30 

Jesse 29, 30 

Sallie Marshall 
29 

William 29 

William Jack 
29, 30 
Pate 

Anthony 10 
Patterson 

Catherine 43 

Robert 43 
Pemberton 

James H. 42 

Richard 42 
Pettway 

Mrs. E. A. 
31 
Phelps 

John 8, 13 



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Poor 


Scott 


Stith 


Wade 


Michel 11 


Annie 


Buckner 9 


Benjamin 9 


Pridemore 


Elizabeth 36 


Richard 9, 10 


Wagstaff 


James Madison 


Mary 36 


Stone 


Shirley 42 


43 


Sallie Floyd 


John 43 


Walton 


Jonathan 42 


36 


Joshua 43 


George 7, 9, 


Pugh 


Sallie Powell 


William 10 


12 


FereBee 


36 


Strangstad 


Watkins 


Savage 41 


Samuel 36 


Lynette 14 


Susanna 43 


Purdie 25 


William Elex 


Sutton 


William 12 


Pyborn 


36 


John 8, 9, 11, 


Watts 


John 13 


Shell 


12, 13 


Edward 1 1 


Rainey 42 


Anna Jones 


Sydnor 


William 11 


Ray 


20 


Charles 26 


Welch 


John 13 


Gray 20 


Talbot 


John 10 


Joseph 9 


John Robert 


Matthew 8, 


Nicholas 10 


Read 


19 


10, 12 


Weldy 42 


Clement 1 1 


Mary 20 


Taylor 


Whitworth 


Richardson 


Short 


George Keith 


Ellen W. 39 


John 11 


William 27 


18 


H. G. 39 


Ridley 


Simmons 


Tompkins 


Williams 


James 24 


John 24 


Blanche Lane 


Garnett Agee 


Riley 


Smith 


42 


39 


Pharoh 7 


Absolem P. 


Turner 


Gary M. 16 


Robins 


22 


Cynthia 42 


Richard 31 


Mary 41 


George 22 


Cynthia 


Wood 


Obedience 41 


Smoot 42 


Rebecca 42 


Thomas 10 


Rogers 


Smotherman 


James 22 


Wooten 


John 24 


Carolyn 41 


Thomas B. 22 


Elizabeth 30 


Rucker 


Spain 


Underhill 


Worsham 42 


Marinda 19 


Albert 42 


Howell 17 


Wright 


Ruffin 


Armstead 42 


Nancy 17, 18 


George 42 


Benjamin 24 


Augustus 42 


Vaden 


Louis B. 28 


Rupp 


Condrew 42 


William 11 


Mrs. N. O. 


Irene Marks 


George 42 


Van Schreevan 


43 


42 


Hamlin 42 


William J. 23 




Rust 


Hamlin Epps 


Vance 




Jeremiah 7 


42 


John 7, 10 




Savage 


Henry 42 


Venable 




John 41 


Martha P. 42 


Abraham 1 1 




Thomas 41 


William D. 
42 







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Editorial 50 

Book Reviews and Announcements 51 

Bedford County Court — The First Year 55 

Dennis Hudgins 

An Amelia County Bible Record 70 

Christopher M. Hooper 

Goode Family Information [Halifax County] 71 

Dawn Watts Westfall 

Burnt Quarter c.1700 [Dinwiddle County] 76 

Kathryn Sawyer Hooper 

Chancery Suit — Martin vs Ragsdale - 1768 [Chesterfield County] 81 

Christopher M. Hooper 

New Surry County Prison House - 1679 83 

Doris Y. Stone 

Unrecorded Wills [Nansemond & Isle of Wight counties] 84 

Christopher M. Hooper 

Heirs of Sally Macon [Cumberland County] 86 

Christopher M. Hooper 

Wakefield and Pipsico [Surry County] 89 

Will of James Spratt - 1799 [Princess Anne County] 90 

Christopher M. Hooper 

Queries 93 

Index 96 



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Bedford County 

Court Records 



Bedford County Court — The First Year 

Submitted by Dennis Hudgins 

Bedford County Court Order Book I A - 1754-1758, continued from Volume XIII 
No. 1, pp 7-13. 

At a Court held for Bedford County at the Courthouse on Monday the 28th 
day of October 1754 and in the XVIIIth year of the Reign of our Sovereign 
Lord King George the second. 

Present Robert Baber 

Richd. Callaway 

John Sutton 

Zach. Isbel 

& Robert E wings Gent. 

Matthew Talbot Charles Talbot & Mark Cole Gent, named in the Commission 
of the Peace for this County took the usual Oaths to be Majesties Person and 
Government and took and Subscribed the abjuraction Oath & Subscribed the 
Teste and also took the oath of a Justices of Peace and of the County Court in 
Chancery. 

[p. 25] Present Matthew Talbot, Charles Talbot & Mark Cole Gent. 

Benjamin Harris Gent, having Produced in Court under the hands and Seals of 
Certain Examiners Licence to Practice as Attorney in the County Court which 
being read & having took & Subscribed the usual oaths to his Majesties Person 
and Goverment and also Subscribed the Teste took the oaths appointed to be 
Taken by Attorneys Practicing in the County Court. 

Absent Robert Baber Gent. 

On the Motion of Matthew Talbot Gent, that this Court had no Right to sit to 
hold Court at this Place Aledging that they had not Obtained a Writ of 
Adjournment according to Law. which was Overruled by the Court, to which 
the said Matthew Talbot Charles Talbot & Mark Court [sic. = Cole] Desired 
to have their Decent [dissent] thereto Recorded. 

Absent Matthew Talbot, Charles Talbot & Mark Cole Gent. 

Abraham Biker Assignee of Robert Ewings who was Assignee of Charles 
McLaghlin Plaintif against John Nance Deft. 



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This day came well the Plaintiff by his Attorney as the Defendant in his Proper 
Person and the Defendant acknowledges those Plaintiffs Action, Therefore it is 
Considered by the Court that the Plaintif recover against the said Defendant £11 
the Debt in the Declaration Mentioned and his Costs by him abo[w]t his suit in 
that Behalf Expended and the said Defendant in Mercy &ca But this Judgment 
Except as to the Costs to be Levied with Interest thereon from the 15th day of 
November last Past to be Computed after the rate of 5 Pter Centum Pt Annum 
till the time of Payment and the said Plaintif agrees to Stay Ex[ecution]n. of this 
Judgment one Month. 

[p. 26] Thomas Pullin and Adam Beard are appointed to Lay of the Prison 
Bounds and Make Report this day to the Court thereof. 

Benjamin Orrick Plaintif against Thomas Balland Defendant In Debt. 

This day came as well the Plaintif by his Attorney as the Defendant in his 
Proper Person and the said Defendant acknowledging the Plaintifs Action 
Therefore it is Considerered by the Court that the said Plaintif Recover against 
the said Defendant £60 the Debt in the Declaration Mentioned and his Costs by 
him about his suit in this Behalf Expended & the said Defendant in Mercy 
&ca. But his Judgment is to be Discharged by Payment of £30 together with 
Interest for the same to be Computed after the Rate of 5 per Centum per Annum 
from the Last day of June Last Past 'till the time of Payment and Costs. 

Matthew Talbot Gent. Petitioner against John Marley Defendant On a Petition. 

This day came the Parties by their Attornies & their Arguments heard on both 
sides, It is Considered by the Court that the said Petitioner recovered against the 
said Defendant £2.S6.d3 and his Costs by him suit in that Behalf Expended. 

Robert Baber Gent, returned an Entery of Richard Stith for 400 Acres of Land 
on Such [Luck?] Creek which is Ordered to be Record. 

[p. 27] The Petition of John Mcfaul against Anthony Pate for a Debt therein said 
to be due for Reasons appearing to the Court to be Dismissed. 

Mathew Talbot Gent. Administrator of Nicholas Haile Deed. Plaintif against 
Asibe Roberts Defendant On a Petition. 

This day came the Plaintif by his Attorney and the said Defendant failing to 
appear to Gainsay the Justness of the Petitioners Demand therefore it is 
Considered by the Court that the said Petitioner recover against the said 
Defendant for £1.S13 and his Costs by him about his suit in that Behalf 
Expended. 

Matthew Talbot Amr. of the Estate of Nicholas Haile Gent. Dec'd. Plaintif 
against William Ditto Defend. On a Petition. 

This day Came the Petitioner by his Attorney and the Defend, being Solemnly 
Call'd and not appearing to Gainsay the Justness of Petitioners Demand 



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Therefore therefore it is Considered by the Court that the said Petitioner recover 
against the said Defendant £2.S10.d3 and his Costs by him about his suit in this 
Behalf Expended. 

Matthew Talbot Gent. Administrator of Nicholas Haile Gent. Deed. Plaintif 
against Thomas Wright Defendant In Debt. 

The Defendant failing to find Special Bail and the Attachment awarded at the 
Last Court against his Estate being 

[p. 28] returned Executed on one Bowie on the Motion of the Plaintif by his 
Attorney, It is Considered by the Court that the Plaintif Recovere against the 
Defendant £13.dl Current Money the Debt in the Declaration Mentioned and his 
Costs by him about his Suit in this Behalf Expended and the said Defendant in 
Mercry &ca. But this Judgment Except as to the Costs is to be Discharged by 
payment of £8.S19 Current Money together with Interest for the same from the 
8th day of January 1745 'till payment to be Computed after the Rate of 5 per 
Centum, and it is Ordered that the sherif sell the Attached Effects according to 
Law and Apply the Money arrising from such Sale towards Satifying this 
Judgment unto the Plaintif and that he also Return an Account of the sale to the 
Court. 

Adam Beard is appointed a Constable in this County and the said Adam Beard 
took the oath of Constable and all the oaths appointed by act of Assembly. 

William Bumpass having Obtained an Attachment against the Estate of Glidwell 
Orrill & the sherif having Returned that he had Executed the same on the Estate 
of said Orril in the hands of William Carr the said Orril being Solemnly Call'd 
and Not appearing Therefore on the Motion of the said William Bumpass by his 
Attorney It is Considered by the Court that the said William Bumpass Recover 
against the said Glidwell Orrill £3.S3.d5'/2 and his costs by him in that Behalf 
Expended, and it is Ordered that the said William Carr (who made oath he had 
Suff[icie]nt of Defendants 

[p. 29] Estate in his Hand) Pay this Judgment & Costs. 

Joseph Richardson Plaintif. against Catharine Johnson Defendant In Case. 

This day came the Defendant by her Attorney and the Plaintif being solemnly 
called came not neitheir is his suit further Prosecuted Therefore on the Motion 
of the Defendant it is Considered by the Court that the Plaintif be now Suited 
and together with their Pledge &ca be in Mercy, &ca and that the said 
Defendant go thereof without d[e/]ay and Recover agn. the said Plaintif 5 
Shillings Damages According to Law & her Costs by her about her Defence in 
this Behalf Expended. 

Ordered that this Court be adjourned 'till Tomorrow morning 10 'O Clock. 

Sign'd Rd. Callaway 



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At a Court Continued and helf for Bedford County at Courthouse on 
Tuesday the 29th day of October 1754 and in the XVIII year of the Reign 
of our Sovereign Lord King George the second. 

Present Richd. Callaway 

John Sutton 

Zachs. Isbel 

& Robert Ewing Gent. 

On the Motion of John Talbot at Witness for Daniel Landers [Sanders?] [p. 30] 
in his Suit against John Phelps Gentleman. It is Ordered that the said Landers 
pay him for 2 Days Attendance according to Law. 

George Walton Plaintiff against John Partree Birks Defendant in Debt. 

This day came as well the Plaintiff by his Attorney as the Defendant in his 
Proper Person, (and Ambros Mills came into Court and Undertook four the said 
Defendant that in Case he shall be cast in this Suit that he shall Satisfie and Pay 
the Condemnation of the Court or Render his Body to Prison in Execution for 
the same or that the the said Mills will Do it for him) and the said Defendant 
acknowledging the Plaintiffs action, Therefore it is Considered by the Court that 
the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant £7.S18.d9 the Debt in the 
Declarationed Mentioned and his costs by him in that Behalf Expended & the 
said Defendant in Mercy &ca. But Judment is to be Discharged by the payment 
of £3.S9.d4'/2 Current Money together with Interest for the same to be 
cumputed after the rate of 5 per Centum per Annum from the 1st day of March 
1754 'till the time of Payment and the Costs, and the Plaintif agrees to Stay 
Execution of this Judgment one Month. 

Alexr. Mckie & Co. Plaintiff against James Harvey Defendant on a Petition. 

this day came the Petitioners by their Attorneys & the Defendant tho Solemly 
Called and not appearing to Gainsay the Justness of the Plaintiffs Demand 
Therefore it is considered by the Court that the said Petitioners Recover against 
the said Defendant £l.S17.d9 

[p . 3 1 ] and Costs by them about their suit in this Behalf Expended and a Sawyer 
[Lawyer] fee. 

Peter Johnson Assignee of David Bell Plaintiff against Jonathan Burlison 
Defendant In Debt. 

The Court failing to appear to Prosecute his suit is Ordered to be Dismissed. 

George Moore Assignee of Field Jefferson Sheriff of Lunenburgh Plaintiff 
against John Richardson & James Standifer Defender In Debt. 

This day came the Plaintif by his Attorny and the Common Bail for the 
Defendant Sandifer, who motioned that they mithenter themselves Special Bail 
and Stead to Issue which the Plaintif Opposed which the Court Overruled. 



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From which Order the Plaintif Prayed an appeal to the 8th day of the next 
General Court which is allowed he giving Bond and Security according to Law 
at Next Court. 

Phillip Matthews having Obtained an Attachment against the Estate of James 
Johnson for Reason appearing to the Court it is Ordered to be Dismissed. 

Charles McLaughlin Assignee of John Nance Petitioner against John Brown 
Defendant On a Petition. 

This day came the Plaintif by his Attorney & the sherif having returned the 
Process Executed the Defendant was Solemnly called and not appearing to 
Gainsay the Justness of the Petitioners Demand. Therefore it is Considered by 
the Court that the Plaintif recover Against the said Defendant £3 . S 1 5 and his 
Costs by him about his suit in this behalf Expended. 

[p. 32] Thomas Hurt Assignee of Jeremiah Rust Petitioner against William 
Watkins Defendant On a Petition. 

This day came the Petitioner by his Attorney and the sherif have made Return 
that he had Executed the Process and the Defendant failing to appear to gainsay 
the Justness of the Petioners Demand, It is Considered by the Court that the 
Petitioner recover against the said Defendant £1 .S3 and his Costs by him about 
his Suit in this Behalf Expended. 

James Hunt Gent. Petitioner against Richard Prewit Defendant On a Petition. 

This day came the Petitioner by his Attorney and that sheif having Returned the 
Process Executed & the Defendant failing to appear to gainsay the Justness of 
the Petitioner Demand It is Considered by the Court that the said Petitioner 
recover gaist. the said Defendant £4. SI 1 and his Costs by him about the suit in 
this Behalf Expended. But this Judgment is to be Discharged by payment of 
£2.S5.d7 together with Interest for the same to be Cumputed after the rate of 5 
per Centum per Annum from the 13th day of June last Past 'till payment & 
Costs. 

James Patton Assignee of Jacob Harman Plaintiff against John Nance Defendant 
In Debt. 

This day came the Plaintiff by his Attorney and the Defendant being again 
Solemnly Call'd came Not But makes Default Therefor it is Considered by the 
Court that the Plaintif 

[p. 3 3] recover against the said Defendant & John Welch & Andrew Jones his 
Common Bail £40 Current Money the Debt in the Declaration Mentioned and 
his Costs by him about this Suit in this Bahalf Expended & the sd Defedant in 
Mercy &ca. But this Judgment is to be Discharged by payment of £20 current 
Money together with I[n]terest for the same to be Computed after the rate of 5 



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per Centum per Annum from the 20th day of January 1761 'till the time of 
Payment & the Costs. 

William Irvine Complainant against James Johnson Defendant On an Atta. For 
Reasons appearing to the Court it is Ordered to be Dismiss 'd. 

The Persons yesterday appointed to Lay of the Prison bound returned their 
Report in these Words, to wit "Bedford \fcr.] In persuant to an Order of Court 
made the 28th of October 1754 Ordered that Thomas Pullin & Addam Beard be 
appointed to Lay of the Prison bounds for this County which we have done 

(A) Beginning at a White Oake at the Spring 
and runing NEXE 28 poles to 

(B) a red Oake from thence Making a Corner and runing NWxN 24 poles 

(C) from thence Making a Corner runing WNW 20 poles to 

(D) a Spanish Oak form thence making a Corner 
and runing S52 poles to the Place Began at 

including 9 Acres more or less pr. Thomas Pullins Adam Beard") which is 
Ordered to be Recorded. 

Ordered that the Court be adjourned 'till Court in Course. 

Sign'd Rd: Callaway 

[p. 34] At a Court held for Bedford County at the Courthouse at the House 
of Matthew Talbot on Monday the 25th day of November 1754 and in the 
XXVIIIrd year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the second. 

Prent. Matthew Talbot 

John Phelps 

Robert Baber 

& Marke Cole Gent. Justices 

Be it Remembered that on this day his Majesties Write [close] bearing date the 
29th day of October in the 28 year of our Reign Directed to the Justices of this 
County or any 4 or More of them was Produced in Court and Silence being 
Commanded the said Writ was read in the words to wit, "George the second by 
the grace of God of great Britain France and Ireland Kind Defender of the faith 
&ca. To our Justices of our County of Bedford or any 4 more of them Greeting 
for Certain Urgent Readin[g]s Concerning us and the Welfare of our said 
County we have Ordered that all Pleas Writs Bills Process Precepts and Other 
the Matters whatsoever which before you in the said County at the house of 
Matthew Talbot Gent in the said County on the 4th Monday in November next 
ought to be Pleaded Prosecuted Heard have Day or be Returned or had day or 
were Continued from the Court held for the said County on the 4th Monday on 
this Instant to the said 4th Monday in November Next & then to be heard and 
Determined be adjourned before you in our Court at the Courthouse lately 
erected in the said County Therefore we Command you that all the said Pleas 



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Writs Bills Proseses Precepts and Other the remises without Delay you adjourn 
or cause to be adjourned before you in your County Court at the Courthouse 

[p. 35] aforesaid and that you Assign the Parties to the said Plea's, Writs, Bills, 
Processes, Precepts and Other the Premises to be Prosecuted and Defend the 
same there before you. Moreover Commanding the sherif and other our 
Officers & Ministers of our sd County that they all and Singular, the Writs, 
Bills, Processses, Precepts and Other the Premises returnable in the several 
Custodies retain and return the same before you there and that you Proceed or 
Cause process to Issue on the said Writs, Bills, Process's, Precepts and other 
the Premices so returned as of the said Writts, Bills, Processes precepts & other 
the Premises had been returned or Returnable on the 4th Monday in November 
Next before you There without any adjournment whatsoever Witness Robert 
Dinwiddie Esq. our Lieutenant Governor at Williamsburgh the 29th day of 
October in the 28 year of our Reign Robert Dinwiddie" By Virtue of which 
Writ all the said Plea's, Writs, Bills Process, Precepts and Other the Premises 
in the said Writ Mentioned are adjourned before the said Justices in the Court 
of the said County at the house of William Callaway aforesaid and the Parties 
to the said Plea's, Writs, Bills, Processes, Precepts and Other the Premises are 
Assigned to Prosecute and Defend the same there before the said Justices. It is 
also Commanded the sherif and Other the Kings Officers & Ministers of the said 
County that they all and Singular, the Writs, Bills, Processes, Precept & other 
the Premises is Returnable in their Several Custodys retain & return the same 
before the sadi Justices there so that the said Justices may Proceed or Cause 
Process to Issue on the said Writs, Bills, Processes, Precepts & Otherthe 
Premises so Returnable if the said Writs, Bills, Processes, Precepts and Other 
the Premises had been Returnable on the 4th Monday of November before the 
said Justices there without any adjournment 

[p. 36] Whatsoever &c. 

Ordered that the Court be adjourned to the Court house at William Callaways 
'til tomorrow Morning 10 'O Clock. 

Signed Matthew Talbot 

At a Court held for Bedford County at the Courthouse (by adjournment 
from the House of Matthew Talbot Gent.) on Tuesday the 26th day of 
November 1754 and in the XXVIIIrd year of the Reign of our Sovereign 
Lord King George the second. 

Present Matthew Talbot 

John Phelps 

William Callaway 

Richard Callaway 

Zachs. Isbel 

& Mark Cole Gent. Justices 



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A New Commission of the Peace and Dedimus for this Cuonty Directed to 
Matthew Talbot & Others Gent, were produced and Read and there upon 
Pursuant to the said Dedimus the said Matthew Talbot took the usual Oaths to 
his Majesties Person and Government and took and 

[p. 37] Subscribed the abjuration Oath and also Subscribed the Teste & Likwise 
took of a Justice of Peace and a Justice of the County Court in Chancery all 
which oaths were administred to him by Richard Callaway and Zachariah Sbel 
and then the Matthew Talbot administred the All the aforesaid oaths to John 
Phelps, William Callaway, Richard Callaway, Zachariah Isbell, Mark Cole & 
Samuel Hairstone Gent, who took the same and Subscribed the Abjurable Oath 
& Teste. 

Presents. Matthew Talbot John Phelps William Callaway Richard Callaway 
Zachs. Isbel Mark Cole & Saml. Hairstone Gent. Justices 

A Grand Jury to wit, George Walton foreman Thomas Gaddie, Edmond 
Mannion, Augustine Leftwich, William Stone, William Boyd, John Partree 
Birks, James Tilly, William Bryant, Edward Mobberly, Edward Watts Senr, 
James Walker, Thomas Walker, William Wyley & William Irvine who being 
Elected tryed and Sworn a Jury of Inquest for the Body of this County retired 
to Consult of thier Presentments. 

On the Petition of Richard Phillips and Others for a Road. 

Ordered that a road be clear' d the Best and most convenient way from Bedford 
Courthouse Into Blackwater Road and Samuel Hairstone Gent, is appointed 
Surveyor thereof and it is Ordered that he together with all the Male Labouring 
Tithable from John Cawdles down Black water Creek (Including Col. Bowling 
and John Harveys Tithables) do forthwith Lay open Clear and Keep the same 
in Repair according to Law. 

Jno. Beard Surveyor of the Road from the Poplar Spring to the Lower end of 
the County and it is Ordered that he Together with all the Hand Convenient 
thereto do forthwith Clear and keep the same in Repair according to Law. 

[p. 38] Mark Cole, Thomas Morgan & William Morgan are appointed to View 
a way Petition[^f] for from Rebola Hails to Thomas Wrights and make Report 
to the Next Court the Conveniences or Inconvenience thereof. 

William Rentfro is appointed Surveyor of the Road from Gills Creek to Stanton 
River & it is Ordered that he together with all the hands Convenient doth 
forthwith Clear & Keep the same in Repair According to Law. 

John Greer is appointed Surveyor of the Road from Stanton River to Goose 
Creek & it is Ordered that he Together with all the Hands Convenient doth 
forthwith Clear and keep the same in Repair according to Law. 



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On the Petition of John Anthony Leave is granted him to Build a Water Grist 
Mill on Anthonys Mill Creek, above his Plantation, it appearing to the Court 
that it will not effect any other Person. 

The Grand Jury returned and made Several Presentments in these words to wit, 
"We of the Grand Jury Present the several Surveyors of the Roads from John 
Vances to this Courthouse also the several Surveyors of the Road from Flatt 
Creek by Irvines to the Poplar Spring Likewise the Several Surveyors of the 
Road from the fish dam on Otter River to the head of Beaver Creek also of the 
Road from Otter River by Mobberlys across the Church Road. George Walton 
foreman" and then Having Nothing further to Present are Discharged. 

Ordered that Processes Issue against the several Persons this day Presented. 

[p. 39] John Ward is appointed Surveyor of the Road in the room of Edward 
Mobberly & it is Ordered that he together with allthe hands Who A/si/sted the 
said Road do forthwith Clear & Keep the same in Repair according to Law. 

A Deposition of Robert Baber's was Presented in Court by William Cockerham 
& Ordered to be Recorded. 

A Report of the Persons appointed to View the Road from Stanton River near 
the Mouth of Blackwerter River to Otter River this day return'd their Report and 
Timothy Dalton is appointed Surveyor of the sd Road from Stanton River to 
Goose Creek & it is Ordered that he together with all the Hands Convenient 
doth forthwith Clear and keep the same in Repair according to Law. 

Augustine Leftwich is appointed Surveyor of the said Road from Goose Creek 
to Otter River & it is Ordered that he together with all the Hands Convenient 
do forthwith Clear & Keep the same in Repair According to Law. 

George Walton Complainant against John Harvey Defendant in Chancery. The 
Parties having agreed the Diference Between them Subsisting this suit is Ordered 
to be Dismissed. 

Feild Jefferson Gent. Plaintiff against Charles Merryman Defendant In Debt. 
The Parties having agreed the Difirence Between Between them Subsisting the 
Suit is Ordered to be Dismissed. 

The Petition of John Foy against John Woodson a Debt therein 

[p. 40] said to be Due for Reasons appearing to the Court is Ordered to be 
Dismissed. 

The Petition of Henry Fuller against Darby Henly for a Debt there in said to be 
Due for Reasons appearing to the Court is Ordered to be Dismissed and the 
Defendant agrees to Pay the Petitioner his Costs by him about his Suit in this 
Behalf Expended. 



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John Miller Plaintiff agianst Patrick Johnson Defendant in Case. The Defendant 
failing to appear to Prosecute his suit it is Ordered to be Dismissed. 

Thomas Pitman Plaintiff against Joseph Ray Sherif of this County Defendant in 
Debt. The Parties having agreed the Difference Between them Subsisting this 
Suit is Ordered to be dismissed. 

Archibald Buchanan John Boman & Co. Petitioners against Thomas Franklin 
Defendant On a Petition. The day came the Petitioners by their Attorney and 
the Defendant being solemnly Called and not appearing & the Defendant having 
made return that he had Execute the Process. It is Considered by the Court that 
the Petitioners recover against the said Defendant £l.S13.d4 and their Costs by 
them in this Behalf Expended & a Lawyers fee. 

George Walton Plaintiff against John Haynes Defendant In Debt. This Day 
came the Plaintiff by his 

[p.41] Attorney and the said Defendant in his Proper Person (and John Phelps 
Gent, of this County comes into Court and is taken for the Defendant that in 
Case he shall be Cast in this Suit he shall Satisfie & pay the Condemnation of 
the Court or Render his Body to Prison in Execution for the same or that the 
said John Phelps will do it for him) and the said Defendant acknowledging the 
Plaintifs Action. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the said Plaintif 
Recover against the said Defendant £15.S4 the Debt on the Deed Mentioned and 
the Costs by him about his suit in that Behalf Expended and the said Defendant 
in Mercy &c. But this Judgment Except as to the Costs to be Discharged by 
payment of £7.S12 Together with Interest for the same to be Computed after the 
rate of 5 per Centum per Annum from the first day of November 1753 'till the 
time of Payment. 

On the Motion of John Talbot a Witness for Daniel Landers in his Suit against 
John Phelps Gent. It is Ordered that the said Landers pay him for 2 Days 
Attendance & for once Coming &c Returning 55 Miles, according to Law. 

On the Motion of James Hancock a Witness for Daniel Landers in his Suit 
against John Phelps Gent. It is Ordered that the said Landers pay him for 2 
Days Attendance according to Law. 

James Hancock is appointed a Constable of this County & the said Hancock took 
the Oath of Constable and all other Oaths appointed by Act of Assembly. 

James Bounds is appointed a Constable of this County & the said Bounds took 
the oath of Constable and all the oaths appointed by Act of Assembly. 

[p. 42] Ordered that the Court be adjourned 'till tomorrow morning 10 'O 
clock. Sign'd Matthew Talbot 



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At a Court Continued and held for Bedford County at the Courthouse on 
Tuesday the 27th day of November 1754 & in the XXVIIIth year of the 
reigh of our sovereign Lord King George the second. 

Present Mathew Talbot 

John Phelps 

Richard Callaway 

& Mark Cole Gent. Justices 

On the Motion of John Merchant & for Reason appearing to the Court he is 
Excempted from paying Levies for the future. 

Francis Luck Plaintiff against William Heath Defendant in Case. The Plaintif 
failing to appear to Prosecute his Suit it is Ordered to be Dismissed. 

William Heath Plaintiff agaist Francis Luck Defendant In Case. The Plaintif 
failing to Prosecute 

[p. 43] his suit it is Ordered to be Dismissed. 

James Orrick Assignee of John Orrick Plaintiff against William Watkins 
Defendant in Debt. The Plaintif failing to Prosecute this suit it is Ordered to be 
Dismissed. 

Danail Rains Complainant against George Thomas Defendant On an Attachment. 
The parties having agreed the Difference Between them Subsisting this Suit is 
Ordered to be Dismissed. 

James Gibson Plaintiff against John Dunahoe Defendant in Case. The Plaintif 
failing to appear to Prosecute this Suit is Ordered to be Dismissed. 

The Petition of John Dunnahoe against James Gibson for a debt therein said to 
be due this Suit is Ordered to be Dismissed. 

William Irvine Complainant against James Johnson Defendant on an Attachment. 
This Suit for Reasons appearing to the Court is Ordered to be Dismissed. 

William Callaway Gent, having Obtained an Attachment against the Estate of 
John Williams & the sherif having Return'd that he had Executed the same on 
the Estate of the said John Williams in the Hands of Joseph Miller & the said 
Williams 

[p. 44] was Solemnly Called and not appearing. On the Motion of the said 
William Callaway by his Attorney it is Considered by the Court that the said 
William Callaway recover against the said John Williams £25 Current Money 
& his costs by him about his Suit on this Behalf Expended & it is Ordered that 
the sherif sell a Parcel of Corn in the hands of Joseph Miller and Appply the 
amount thereof towards Satisfying this Judgment and Costs & that James Ayres 
pay the said Complainant 1 1 Shillings & 6 Pence which he has in his hands of 
Defendants Estate. 



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John Phelps Joseph Ray & Robert Baber Gent, are appointed and Desired to 
Veiw the Prison Lately Built by William Callaway Gent, make Report to the 
next Court the Value thereof. 

Matthew Talbot & Richard Callaway Gent, are appointed and Desired to employ 
some Person to Build a Double Chimney to the Prison for which the undertaker 
is to be Alowed at Laying of Next Levy. 

[p. 45] A Slate of the County Levy 

Bedford County Dr. Lbs. Tobo. 

To Mr Secretary Nelson his Acco. 581 

To the Clerk for Ex offices Services 1248 

To the Sherif for Ex offices Services 

& his Other Account 2693 

To the Clerkhis Accout for Sundrey Services 699 

to Benjamin Howard for William Hunter for 

Record Books &ca 1091 

To Matthew Talbot his Account for Dieting 

Sundrey Prisoners 1200 

To James Wilson his Account 

for Guard over Timo. Shaw 585 

To George Thomas his Acco. 

for do. over Jno. Mcfaul/Mcsaul 260 

To Danl. Rains for his Acco. 

for do. over Jas. Hancock 450 

To John Talbot his acco. 

for do. over do. 200 

To Joseph Ray as Goaler his Acco. 

for Dieting Edward Watts 200 

for Wolves Heads by whom Cert, granted Dr 

To Giles Williams for 

Old Wolfs head June 26 1753 Zachariah Isbell 100 

To Richard Callaway Assignee of 

Ambs. Bryan for 1 do. 

13 Novr. 1754 Richard Callaway 100 

To Mark Cole assignee of 

Thomas Rentfro for 1. do. 

10th Novr. 1754 Mark Cole 100 

To Wm. Irvine Asse. of 

Wm Goings for 1 do. 

29 Aug 1754 Zachs. Isbel 100 

To do. asse. of Henry Taylor 

for 1 do. 17 Aug 1754 Zach. Isbel 100 



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To do. assignee of Meth. Mounes 

for 6 young do 3 July 1754 Zachs. Isbel 100 

To do. assignee of John Phil. Weaver 

for 2 old do. 7 Sepr 1754 Zachs. Isbell 200 

To Matthew Talbot Assignee 

of Jacob Hindrickson for 

1 do. 25 Sepr 1754 John Phelps 100 

To the Sherif his Commission 

for Colecting at 6 per Centum 619 

Carried Over 10926 

[p.46] 

Brought Over 10926 
To Deposition to be Accounted 

for Next year 2574 

1754 Bedford County Cr. 13500 

By 500 tithables at 27 lb. of Tobacco per Poll 13500 

Ordered that the sherif Colect from each Tithable Person in the County 27 
Pounds of Tobo. to Defray the above Levy 

Ordered that the Court be adjourned till Court in Corse 

Signed Matthew Talbot 

[p. 47] At a Court held for Bedford County at the Courthouse on Monday 
the 23rd day of December 1754 and in the XXVIHth year of the Reign of 
our Soverign Lord King George the second. 

Present John Phelps 

William Callaway 

Richd. Callaway 

& Sam I. Hairstone Gent. Just. 



William Caldwell Petitioner against James Tilly Defendant on a Petition. This 
day came the Plaintif by his Attorney & the Defendant altho' solemnly Call'd 
did not appear Therefore it is Considered by the Court that that the said 
Petitioner recover against the said Defendant £2.S4.d8 & his Costs by him in 
that Behalf Expended & a Lawyers fee. But this Judgment is to be Discharged 
by payment of £l.S2.d4 together with Interest for the same to be Computed 
after the rate of 5 per Centum per Annum from the 24th day of June Last Past 
'till the time of Payment & Costs, the Plaintif acknowledges to have received 
of this Judgment £l.S2.dlV4. 

William Caldwell Petitioner against John Phillip Weaver Defendant on a 
Petition. This day came the Petitioner by his Attorney & the Defendant altho' 
solemly call'd & not appearing to gainsay the justness of the Petitioners 
Demands Therefore it is Considered 



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[p. 48] by the Court that the said Petitioner recover against the said Defendant 
£l.S16.d8 & his costs by him about his suit in that Behalf Expended and a 
Lawyers fee. But his Judgment Is to be Discharged by the payment of 18 
shillings & 4 Pence together with Interest for the same to be Computed after the 
rate of 5 per centum per Annum from the 24th day of June last Past 'till the 
time of Payment & Costs. 

Clement Read Gent. Petitioner against Thomas Hunt Defendant on a Petition. 
This day came the Petitioner by his Attorney & the Defendant having been Duly 
Served with a Summons & Copy of the Petition & being solemny Called & not 
appearing to gainsay the Justness of the Petitioner It is Considered by the Court 
that the said Petitioner recover against the said Defendant £1 .S6 & his Costs by 
him about his Suit in that Behalf Expended & a La[w]yers fee. 

An Indenture of Feoffment Between Obediah Woodson of the one Part and 
Henry Chiles of the Other Part together with a Memorandum of Livery of 
Seisen & Receipt thereon Indorsed were acknowledged by the said Obediah 
Woodson & Ordered to be Recorded. 

Mathew Talbot Administrator of the Good &ce. of Nicholas Haile Dec'd. 
Plaintiff against William Hayse Defendant In Debt. The defendant failing to 
find 

[p. 49] Special Bail and the Attachment awarded at the Last Court against the 
Estate being returned Executed on one Gun Barril on the Motion of the Plaintiff 
by his Attorney it is Considered by the Court that the Plaintif recover against the 
said Defendant £7.S10 the Debt in the Declaration Mentioned and his Costs by 
him about his suit in this Behalf Expended & the said Defendant in Mercy &ce. 
& it is Ordered that the sherif make sale of one Gun Barril by him Attached 
according to Law and apply the same towards Satisfying this Judgment & Costs. 

Archibald Buchanan, John Bowman & Corny. Plaintifs against Andrew Mills 
Defendant In Debt. This Day came as well the Plaintiffs by their Attorney As 
the said Defendant in his Proper Person and the said Defendant acknowledging 
the Plaintiff's Plaintiffs Action threfore it is Considered by the Court that the 
Plaintiffs recover against the said Defendant £7 the debt in the Declaration 
Mentioned and his Costs by him about his Suit in that Behalf Expended and the 
Defendant in Mercy &ca. But Judgment Except as to the Costs is to be 
Discharged by Payment of £3.S16 with Interest for the same to be Computed 
after the rate of 5 per Centum per Annum from the 3rd day of May 1753 'till 
the time of Payment & Costs. 

William Kelly Plaintiff against Patrick Johnson Defendant In Case. The 
Pa[r]ties Having agreed the Differences Between them Subsisting this Suit is 
Ordered to be Dismissed. 

[p. 50] Joseph Richardson Plaintiff against Patrick Johnson & Chatharine his 
Wife Defendant in Case. For Reasons appearing to the Court this suit is 



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Ordered to be dismissed and it is Considered by the Court that the said Plaintif 
Recover against the said Defendant his Costs by him about his suit in that Behalf 
Expended and the sd. Defendants in Mercy &ca. 

Irvine Patterson Gent, having Obtained a Petition against John Greer which for 
Reasons appearing to this Court is Ordered to be Dismissed. 

Robert Ewings Gent, named in the Commission of the Peaces for this County 
took the Usual 0[<2]ths to his Majesties Person & Goverment and took & 
Subscribed the Abjuration and Subscribed the Tests and also took the Oath of 
a Justice of Peace and of the County Court in Chancery. 

Present Robert Edwings, Gent. 

Christopher Irvine Plaintiff against Henry Bunch & Richard Callaway Defendant 
In Debt. This day came well the Plaintiff by his Attorney as the said Defendant 
Callaway in his Proper Person and the Defendant acknowledged the Plaintifs 
Acts. Therefore it is Considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against 
the said Defendant Callaway £17.S2.d4 & his Costs by him about his suit in this 
Behalf Expended, and the said Defendant in Mercy &ca. But this Judgment is 
to be Discharged by payment of £8.Sll.d2 together with Interest for the same 
to be Computed after the rate of 5 per centum 

[p.51J for the same from the 23rd day of March 1754 'till the time of Payment 
& Costs and the Plaintif failing to Prosecuted his suit it is Ordered to be 
Dismissed as to the Defendant Bunch, the Plaintif acknowledges tohave received 
of the above Judment and £8.Sll.dlO Curt. Money. 

A Deed of Feoffment Between Richard Callaway of the one Part & James Tate 
of the other Part, together with a Memorandum of Livery of Seisen & receipt 
thereon Indorsed were adknowledged by the said Richard Callaway and Ordered 
to be Recorded. 

The Petition of James Fear against Robert Williamson a Debt therein said to be 
Due for Reasons appearing to the Court is Ordered to be Dismiss'd. 

Daniel Fuller Plaintiffs against John Partree Burks Defendant in Case. The 
Parties having agreed the Differences Between them Subsisting This suit is 
Ordered to be Dismissed. 

Our Soverign Lord the King Plaintiff against John Welch Defendant in a 
Presentment of the Grand Jury. For Reasons appearing to the Court this suit is 
Ordered to be Dismissed. 

The Presentment of the Grand Jury against William Callaway, Nicholas Welch 
& George Rust, for Reasons appearing to the Court is Ordered to be Dismd. and 
the said William Callaway &c are Ordered to Pay the Costs of this Prosecution. 



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On the Motion of John Talbot a Witness for Danl. Landers in his suit against 
John Phelps, It is Ordered that the said Landers pay him for one Days 
Attendance & Travelling 55 Miles According to Law. 

Moses Helm, William [Moore], Thomas Franklin, John Boilings Tiths 

[p. 52] Tyths William Rutherford, James Murphey, James Wheeler, John 
Golloway, Archibald Campbel, James McRunnals, Edward Phair, Nicholas 
Hayse, Lewis Franklin, Edmond Franklin, John Thompson, John Pleasants 
Tyths, Nathl. Patteson & John Carson are added to the hands that Work on the 
Road Whereof John Beard is Surveyor. 

Ordered that the Court be adjourned 'till Court in Course. 

Signed John Phelps 
to be continued 

Published here with the kind permission of the Archives and Records Division, The 
Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. 



An Amelia County Bible Record 

Meade Family Bible 1768-1796, transcribed by Christopher M. Hooper 

Document Title on Back 

Meade Edward 

& age of Children 

796 Mary Reb? into Co OR 

Document Text 

David Meade Son of Mary & E. Meade born in N° Carolina Jan y 10 th 1768 

Sally Meade in N° Carolina May 16 th 1770 

Richard E. Meade in Amelia Nov 21 st 1778 

Second Marying with Mary Ward relict of Benj m Ward & Daughter of Joseph 

Eggleston Married on february 15 th 1788 
born to him from this marriage 
Seth Hadejah[?] Meade on March 7 th 1789 
Mary Susanna Meade on Oct 1 st 1791 
Benj m Lincoln Meade on December 17 th 1793 
Charles Gennet Meade on May 4 th 1796 

The foregoing Bible record is transcribed from Ace. No. 33672, found in the Archives and 
Records Division, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, and is published with 
permission. 



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Halifax County 

Family Research 



Goode Family Information, 

Submitted by Dawn Watts Westfall 

Editor's Note: The following article on the Goode family of Halifax 
County is presented here as an example of research 
documentation. The sources of information are indicated 
and where suppositions are made or additional 
documentation is needed, the author so states. 



Although this account begins with William Goode, the pedigree of this 
family can be traced back to England during the 1600s. For information 
regarding those earlier branches of the family, it is suggested that the book 
Virginia Cousins by G. B. Goode (1887) be consulted. Although the book 
incorrectly identifies the John Goode of this family as accounted below, 
information on the earlier generations are thought to be fairly accurate. 

William Goode was born 19 November 1743 in Culpeper, Halifax County, 
Virginia. a He was the son of Daniel Goode and Miss Campbell, whose 
first name has been lost to those now researching the family. ° 

William married Mary Glidewell, the daughter of Nash Glidewell. c 
William is found in various records of Halifax County, Virginia, and 
apparently had land on Blue wing Creek on the south side of the county. He 
deeded I68V2 acres of that land to his son John in 1813. d 

William died 16 April 1815 in Halifax County, Virginia, e although no 
information regarding his estate can be found in the records there. It should 
be noted that in Halifax County, Virginia Plea Book 32, p. 272, a deed of 
gift from William Goode to Daniel and William Goode was ordered to be 



a Notes taken from DAR applications by Anna St. Clair (descendant of Daniel Campbell Goode). 

b G. B. Goode, Virginia Cousins, 1887, p. 45. 

c Ibid, p. 72. 

d Deed from William Goode, Sr. to John Goode, 24 October 1812 (recorded 25 January 1813), 

Halifax Co., Virginia Deed Book 24, p. 328. Microfilm of original from Church of Latter-day 

Saints Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, film No. 0031891. 

e DAR applications by Anna St. Clair. 



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recorded in September Court 1815. This deed may have been dated prior 
to William's death and only then recorded. 

Children of William Goode and Mary Glidewell: 

+ 1. John Goode, born cl760-70; m/1 possibly Lucinda Caveness, m/2 
Elizabeth Cole, 18 April 1809; died 27 April 1814. 

2. Daniel Campbell Goode, born 18 May 1768 in Culpeper, Halifax 
County, Virginia; married Mary/Polly Jones 19 April 1794; died 23 
April 1842 in Campbell County, Georgia. f 

3. William Goode, Jr., born cl775 Halifax Co., Virginia; married 
Agnes Cole 7 October 1803; died 1844. 8 

4. Elizabeth Goode, born cl777; married Edward Cole 8 December 
1808. h 

+ John Goode, son of William Goode and Mary Glidewell, was born circa 
1760-70, probably in Halifax County, Virginia. No record of his first 
marriage can be found in Halifax County or any of the surrounding 
counties. Although we find a marriage record in Halifax County, Virginia 
in 1 809 between John Goode and Elizabeth Cole, ' we know that this must 
be a second marriage for him as per the dates of his children's births (see 
below). 

Due to the fact that John's oldest daughter, Sarah, named her first daughter 
Lucinda Caveness Sizemore, J it is possible that his first wife was named 
Lucinda Cavaness. Further research needs to be done to prove or disprove 
this. This is the only clue the family has to the name of John's first wife, 
no other records have been found to indicate her name. The name of 
Cavaness shows up in Halifax County, Virginia and was also a name found 
in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. 



f St. Clair to Dawn Westfall. Information sent includes copies of family bible records showing date 

of birth and date of death. Halifax Co., Virginia Marriage Register shows date of marriage 

(microfilm of original from Church of Latter-day Saints Library in Salt Lake City, Utah). 

g G. B. Goode, Virginia Cousins, 1887, p. 137 shows birthplace, date of birth, wife's name and 

death date (written 1884 on p. 137 but state 1844 on p. 72). Halifax Co., Virginia Marriage 

Register shows date of marriage (microfilm). 

h Halifax Co., Virginia Marriage Register (microfilm), William Goode, Sr., father, signs consent 

for the marriage. 

1 Halifax County, Virginia Marriage Register. 

J Frances Sizemore to Dawn Westfall, June 1989. Family information sheet in possession of 

submitter. 



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John's second wife, Elizabeth Cole, appears to have been his second cousin. 
The marriage register states that Elizabeth's mother was Nancy Cole. k 
Agnes Cole, who married John Goode's brother, William Jr., was the 
daughter of Thomas Cole and Nancy Glidewell. Nancy was cousin to John 
and William Jr.'s mother. ] Edward Cole who married their sister, 
Elizabeth Goode, was probably also a child of Thomas and Nancy Cole. 
Thomas Cole was a native of England and a teacher in Halifax County, 
Virginia. m 

The children of John Goode: 

1 . Sarah Goode, born 21 September 1795; married Anderson Sizemore 
23 April 1811 in Person County, North Carolina; died 26 August 
1846 in Trigg County, Kentucky. n 

2. William H. Goode, born cl797; married Gincey Walker 1821 in 
Kentucky. ° 

3. Jemima Goode, born 2 January 1800; married James Stewart 11 
October 1821 in Halifax County, Virginia; died 4 October 1876 in 
Kentucky. p 

4. John Goode, married Eliza Goode 16 October 1821 in 
Kentucky. q 

5. Mary Goode. No further information. 

6. Nancy Goode. No further information. 

7. Susannah Goode, married Johnson Stewart 17 December 1827. r 



k Halifax County, Virginia Marriage Register. 

1 Goode, G. B., Virginia Cousins, 1887, p. 187. 

m Ibid. 

n Frances Sizemore to Dawn Westfall. Mrs. Sizemore stated she had received a letter from Grace 

Tally of Illinois, a descendant of this family, with Sarah Goode's complete birth and death date. 

It is felt that Grace probably had access to family records with this information, but the question was 

never addressed in subsequent correspondence from her to Mrs. Sizemore, though she was asked 

by letter specifically. A photocopy of the marriage bond between Anderson Sizemore and Sarah was 

obtained from the North Carolina State Archives. 

Suellen Johnston Hendricks and Joyce Davis Banister, submitters to "Goode Family," Trigg 

County History, Cadiz, Kentucky, Vol. 2, 1987, (Trigg Co. Historical and Preservation Society, Inc., 

Cadiz, Kentucky and Taylor Publishing Co., Dallas, Texas, 1987), pp. 131-132. Hereinafter, 

"Goode Family." Article shows marriage information. 

p William C. Stewart, "Stewarts," Genealogies of Kentucky Families , Vol. O-Y, (from the Register 

of the Kentucky Historical Society, 1981), pp. 350-352. Hereinafter, "Stewarts." 

q Hendricks and Banister, "Goode Family," pp. 131-132. 

r William C. Stewart, "Stewarts," pp. 350-352. 



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8. Lucinda Goode, born cl810-1811; married Ambrose Hudson. s 

9. Daniel C. Goode, bora c 1800-1814; married Mary _?_. l 

The children are listed in the order they appear in the records in Halifax 
County, Virginia, pertaining to John Goode's estate (identified as "infant" 
children) and is presumed to be the order of their birth. Both Lucy and 
Daniel C. Goode were appointed a different guardian than the others. u 
Lucinda' s approximate birthdate indicates she was the child of John and his 
second wife Elizabeth, and Daniel may have been also, though records vary 
greatly on his year of birth. Both he and Lucinda each claimed half of 
Elizabeth's property. The other children were undoubtedly from John's first 
wife and all were underage at the time of John's death with the exception 
of Sarah. The fact that John and Elizabeth's daughter was named Lucinda 
would indicate that John's first wife was also Lucinda since it was a practice 
to name the next daughter in honor of the deceased wife. 

Virginia Cousins by G. B. Goode (1887) states that John Goode, the son of 
William Goode and Mary Glidewell, died in Norfolk in 1804. All 
information gathered by this submitter leaves no doubt as to the error of that 
statement. Our John Goode was in fact a soldier in the War of 1812 and 
died in Norfolk on 27 August 1814. v 

William Goode, Sr. deeded a gift of 168V5 acres of land to John Goode in 
1813. w The most probable explanation of their relationship is of father 
and son. This deed states in part "for and in consideration of his love and 
affection to the said John Goode ... bounded by the lands of Benj. Boxley 
Sr. and Benj. Boxley Jr., Boyd Pinson, Saml. Ward, and the tract called 



s Halifax Co., Virginia Deed Book 55, p. 693, names Ambrose Hudson and Lucinda his wife, 

formerly Lucinda Goode of Surry Co., North Carolina appointing Daniel C. Goode of Mecklenburg 

Co., Virginia as their attorney. 1850 U.S. Census, Surry Co., North Carolina p. 342, family No. 

1067 shows Lucinda's age as 39. 1860 U.S. Census, Surry Co., North Carolina shows Lucinda's 

age as 50. 

1 Halifax Co., Virginia Deed Book 55, p. 690 shows Daniel C. Goode as attorney for Ambrose 

Hudson and Lucinda his wife and also the said Daniel C. Goode and his wife Mary for himself 

selling their claims to a certain tract of land to Grief G. Tally. 1850 U.S. Census, Mecklenburg 

Co., Virginia shows Daniel C. age 42. 1860 US Census, Halifax Co., Virginia shows Daniel age 

60. 1870 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia shows a Daniel Good age 56. This last census puts 

his birthdate cl814. This would place him younger than Lucinda and definitely John's son by his 

second wife. 

u Halifax Co., Virginia Plea Book 32, pp. 172, 278, 388; Plea Book 34, p. 30; Plea Book 36, p. 

195. Transcript of records in submitter's possession. 

v Copies of original pension application from the National Archives. 

w Deed from William Goode, Sr. to John Goode, 24 October 1812 (recorded 25 January 1813), 

Halifax Co., Virginia Deed Book 24, p. 328. Microfilm of original from Church of Latter-day 

Saints Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, film No. 0031891. 



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Woodings..." When John's estate was settled after he died, his widow 
Elizabeth received 72 V2 acres of his property situated on Bluewing Creek 
and Boxley Fork. x Anderson Sizemore bought 96 acres of John Goode's 
land from the commissioners appointed to settle the lands of John's estate. 
This land was bounded by Boxley, Ward, et. al. y Sizemore later sold this 
land to John Griffin, Sr. z This accounts for all the land John received 
from William Goode, Sr. in 1813. 

This information and the fact of the close relationship between the Cole and 
Goode families leaves this submitter with little doubt that our John Goode 
was the son of William Goode, Sr., and would dismiss the statement made 
in Virginia Cousins that John of William died in 1804. 



The author may be contacted at: 

27723 NW 174th Avenue 
High Springs, Florida 32643 




x Land Tax List of Halifax Co., Virginia 1817-1822, micro-reel #131. 

y Deed from Ingram Vaughan, Benjamin Boxley and Richard Tuck to Anderson Sizemore 15 

November 1815 (recorded 22 April 1816), Halifax Co., Virginia Deed Book 26, p. 66. 

z Deed from Anderson Sizemore to John Griffin Sr., 26 October 1816 (recorded 1 November 

1816), Halifax Co., Virginia Deed Book 26, p. 332. 



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Dinwiddie County 

Historic Buildings 



Burnt Quarter c.1700 

Transcribed by Kathryn Sawyer Hooper 

Research performed by Dorothy G. Pilout, 1937 

Subject: Burnt Quarter 

Location: 3.1 miles south of Church Road, Virginia, on Route #627, thence 
.3 mile west on Route #613, thence .4 mile south by private road. 

Date: Robert Coleman I, built this house early in 1700 on land granted him by 
the King of England. 

Owners: Lititia Coleman, wife of Robert Coleman, willed the property (it 
being her dower) to her daughter Mary Coleman who married Col. Joseph 
Goodyn, and it was inherited by Mary Elizabeth Coleman Goodyn, daughter 
of Col. Joseph and Mary Coleman Goodyn, from her mother in 1812; she 
was their twentieth child. Mary E. C. Goodyn married John William 
Gilliam and died in 1884. Samuel Yates Gilliam, a son of M. E. C. 
Gilliam and Col. John W. Gilliam, inherited an interest in the property and 
secured the remaining part by purchase. It is now owned by Mrs. Martha 
Cox Wheeler, widow of Samuel Y. Gilliam, who inherited it by will in 
1908. A court suit was necessary to construe the will of S. Y. Gilliam. 

Description: 

I stopped for a moment as I opened the big swinging gate of the white 
picket fence and wondered if it were all a dream, for homes such as this are 
seldom seen today. The old house standing so stately in the midst of 
gnarled old trees, is surrounded by grounds entirely in keeping with the 
home. Directly to the right as you pass up the broad walk are the flower 
and vegetable gardens which are enclosed by a white picket fence; these are 
laid off just as they were originally; there are long borders where only 
flowers are planted, and between these is a space for the vegetables. All 
of the very old shrubs and flowers are found growing here. 

"Burnt Quarter" is a rambling and stately old plantation home of fifteen 
rooms, and is of frame construction. The center or main portion of the 
house is two stories with hip roof and is rectangular in shape; wings of a 
story and a half adjoin the main section on both sides, the one on the west 
side being larger than the one on the east side; both have gabled roofs. The 



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house has three porches, one on the west end and a small glassed in porch 
on the east end, and the front porch which is on the south side of the main 
section. The entire house was built of the very best grade colonial pine; the 
weatherboarding is the original and is beaded. There are four immense 
brick chimneys, two of which are inside, between the center portion and the 
wings, one on the north end of the main section, and the fourth one is on 
the end of the west wing. 

One enters through the large six panel front door into a wide hall, at the 
right side of which the lovely hand carved stairway ascends to the second 
floor; at the north end are huge double doors by which you enter the 
spacious drawing room, and are immediately impressed by its beauty; the 
walls are plastered and painted in Colonial blue; the floors are of pine 
boards of varying widths. The immense fire place at the north end adds 
much charm. All furnishings in this room are in harmony with the setting, 
as they are throughout the house. 

To the right, as you enter the front door, is a six panel door leading into the 
library, here you find rows of shelves filled with books by the best authors 
of the past and the present. The walls in this room are plastered and 
papered in a colonial design. There is wainscoting two and a half feet deep, 
and the pine floors are of rather wide boards. The huge fire place at the 
west end has a very high shelf above it; a small closet is on one side of this 
fire place. To the east of the library is the glassed in porch from which 
may be seen the beautiful gardens and the surrounding farm lands. On the 
other side of the hall, and opposite the library, is a big six panel door 
leading into the immense dining room with its beautiful hand carved 
furniture. The entire west end of this room is beautifully panelled. From 
the dining room you enter one of the most charming rooms of the house, 
the west bed room, which is beautiful in its furnishings of a huge four 
poster bed rising to the ceiling, and there are other pieces of old furniture 
equally as attractive. Directly back of this room is a small room, once used 
as the nursery. It is now furnished as a bed room, and is very attractive. 
The kitchen and pantry are just back of the dining room. 

The second floor rooms are arranged similar to the first floor; all of these 
are furnished as bed rooms, only antique furniture being used. 

Historical Significance: 

"Burnt Quarter" has played an important part in both the Revolutionary 
War and the War Between the States. 

It was when Tarleton, on his way to Yorktown, passed through this way 
that his men set fire to all of the slave quarters and other out buildings 
burning them to the ground; thus "Burnt Quarter" derived its name. Just 
why the main house was left has never been determined. It is thought that 



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maybe the British in their haste to reach Yorktown overlooked it, although 
this hardly seems probable. However, the beautiful home has remained to 
share in the making of the history of the state. 

It was on this plantation that the main part of the battle of Five Forks was 
fought. The house was used as headquarters by Gen. Merritt, and as a 
hospital during this battle. During a part of the battle the house was in the 
line of fire, with the Confederates in the peach orchard at the back of the 
house and the Federals at the front in the field. It has been said by some 
members of the family who lived here at the time the fighting took place, 
that before the battle the peach orchard was in full bloom, and that 
immediately after it looked as if a severe frost had killed the beautiful 
blossoms. The house was used as a means of protection by both sides. At 
one time the front lawn was covered with soldiers wounded and dying; they 
were brought into the house and cared for by the beautiful and courageous 
women of the house. 

As the Confederates were retreating, a sharp-shooter had edged his way 
around the corner of the house and was firing from behind a great tree at 
the Federals; very soon the Federals rushed towards him, but through a 
window one of the occupants of the home saw what was about to happen, 
and with a wonderful spirit of unselfishness, she dashed open the front door 
and beckoned the youth to run for safety. Mrs. Wheeler, the present owner 
of "Burnt Quarter" can show the path which the sharp-shooter pursued in 
reaching his line of safety. 

Just before the Federals took possession of the house General W. H. F. Lee 
sent a note to Mrs. Gilliam offering to have the girls of the house escorted 
out before falling into the hands of the enemy; they left the home in an 
ambulance with the special escort sent by the General. Gen. Lee sent a 
scout, a Confederate soldier, clad in a Federal uniform to "Burnt Quarter" 
to tell Mrs. Gilliam her daughters were safe. The scout chatted for some 
time with Mrs. Gilliam without being suspected of being a Confederate 
soldier and brought back messages from Mrs. Gilliam who still remained 
safely at "Burnt Quarter." 

The house and its handsome furnishings suffered great abuse during the 
fighting on the place. Today you can visit this home and view the bullet 
holes through the walls in several places. The huge brick chimney at the 
end of the drawing room was nearly demolished by a cannon ball which 
also splintered the mahogany mantel. 

A beautiful harp which was a very much prized and valued possession of 
Albenia Gilliam was destroyed by Federal soldiers. She had hidden it in a 
big rock known as the "Heart Rock" but it was found by the soldiers. 
Some time after Miss Gilliam returned to her home she found a part of the 
harp with the name of a Northern regiment carved on it. 



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On all of the drawing room walls hang the family portraits, each of which 
were slashed by union swords; these have been pasted back in place but it 
can be plainly seen where each portrait was cut. Many years after this 
great destruction, General Hancock viewed the portraits saying such was not 
the work of his soldiers, and offered to have them restored but Mrs. 
Gilliam, the mistress of "Burnt Quarter" at that time refused, saying "let 
them stay as they are." Any one visiting the home may see these portraits 
just as they have been described. 

It was on the fields of the plantation that General Warren, who had 
distinguished himself for valor in the battle of Gettysburg in the taking of 
the "Little Round Top," was relieved of his duties. He disobeyed orders 
of superior officers at which time it is thought he was acting upon advice 
from a Federal spy (a young woman) who was on the grounds at the time. 
Warren was later brought before a court of inquiry as to his conduct. 
Several distinguished officers and engineers visited the battle field, using 
"Burnt Quarter" as their headquarters, and it was in this house that maps 
were studied and the actions of General Warren reviewed. Some of the 
most valuable maps made during the war which were drawn by Northern 
engineers in regard to Warren's trial may be seen at this home today. A 
map of the battle of "Five Forks" hangs on the wall in the hall. There are 
other maps showing locations of both armies with details marked in the 
location of each division, and by whom it was commanded. These maps 
which relate to Gen. Warren's position at the time he was dismissed were 
left by those who conducted the court inquiry. 

Many other things that throw much light on the happenings of that period 
have been carefully preserved and may be seen in this home. There are 
Confederate and Federal coats; many buttons, bayonets, swords, canteens, 
old knives, flint locks, and a Confederate cap which belonged to a member 
of the family, are among the numerous relics seen in the hall at "Burnt 
Quarter. " 

One of the second floor rooms in the east wing is supposed to be haunted, 
and the ghost is that of a woman. She has never brought harm to the home, 
but on very still nights, it is said, you can hear the rustle of her skirts as 
she ascends the enclosed stairway and enters the room and hovers around 
the bed. Once a male guest being entertained here was given that room; he 
could feel her presence in the room to such an extent that he sat up the 
entire night. On another occasion a woman guest was offered the room but 
flatly refused to occupy it. Mrs. Wheeler, hostess, and present owner of 
the home, has found it impossible to get a servant to remain in the house 
alone at any time after dark, as they are very much afraid of the ghost, 
even though she never attempts to harm them. 



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Some of the most prominent men of the state have lived in this home, and 
others have been entertained here at various times. 

It is not necessary to mention the important part this place has had in the 
making of Dinwiddie County history, as well as the history of the state. 

After leaving "Burnt Quarter" the visitor feels that they have had a glimpse 
into the lives of the aristocratic owners of this home so rich in historical 
lore. It would be almost impossible for an experienced writer to portray the 
beauty, the romance, the mystery, and the enchantment of this beautiful 
plantation home nestling so peacefully among the trees by the side of the 
winding lane. 

Sources of Information: 

Informants: Mrs. H. W. Wheeler, Church Road, Virginia. 
Newspaper clipping from the Progress Index. 
Dinwiddie County Court Records: 

Will Book 5, page 335. 

Will Book 10, page 184. 



This transcription was found in the Works Progress Administration of Virginia Historical 
Inventory #12, Dinwiddie County, Film 509, Reel 9, Archives and Records Division, Tlie 
Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, and is published here with permission. 




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Chesterfield County 

Chancery Suit 



Chancery Suit — Martin vs Ragsdale - 1768 

Transcribed by Christopher M. Hooper 

Editor's Note: This Chancery Suit has been transcribed from a photocopy of 
the original in the manner in which it was originally written. 

Document 1 Title on Back 

To The Worshipful Court of Chesterfield County 

Martin 

& Dep° 

Ragsdale 

Deposition 

By Virtue of the Commission hereunto annexed & to us and others directed; 
We have caused Tabitha Hill Caldwell one of the Witnesses in the said 
commission named to appear before us who being first sworn on the holy 
Evangelists of Almighty God the truth to say of and concurring a certain matter 
in dispute & difference between William Ragsdale [illegible] & John Martin 
Defendant. Deposeth & Saith. 

That her Father John Baxter about or b e tw ee n Sixty & Sixty Six years ago last 
April was possessed in his own proper right of the Negro Woman Slave Bess 
who is one of the Negroes now in dispute and as this Deponant believes the 
original Stock from whom all the other disputed Slaves have issued, and that 
being so possessed [of] her this Deponants said father then or ab l that time gave 
and delivered unto Christopher Martin his Son in Law in the presence of this 
Deponant the said Negro Bess then a small Girl. That in Consequence of the 
said Gift the said Christopher Martin (who was Grandfather of John Martin the 
Dfdtafs:) took Possession of the s d Negro Girl Bess carried her home with him 
& remained in quiet Possession of her and her increase from that time to the 
time of his death and She this Deponant does not remember that her father ever 
after the said Gift pretended to have any Right to the said Negro Bess, but 



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throughout the whole family She was called & deemed the property of the said 
Christopher. And further this Deponant saith not. 




Chesterfield 

Taken before me at Pocahontas this 14 th Jan 17 1768. 



Tabitha Hill Caldwell 

Rob Kennon 
David Holt 



Document Title on Back 






Ragsdale 

vs Spa Cana 

Martin 

Es d 

John Archer Dhf 
1767. Dec r Time Dedm 
To Take Depons of Wit 
[illegible] 

1768 Apr Time 
June five. Time 
July Time 
Sept. D° 

1769 Apr Dism 

Summons 

George the third To the Sheriff of Chesterfield County greeting. We 
command you that you summon Jn° Martin son & heir at law of Christopher 
Martin dc" to appear before our Court of the said County on the first friday in 
December such to answer W — Ragsdal e [illegible strikethrough] a Bill in 
Chancery exhibited against him by W m Ragsdale son & heir at law of Geofrey 
Ragsdale dc d and this he shall in no wise omit under the penalty of £100 and 
have then there this Writ Witness. 

B Watkins Clk of our said Court the vi day of Nov. in the viii Year of our 
reign. B. Watkins 

Summons 

George the third To Rob Kennon & David Holt Gent greeting Know ye that 
We trusting of your Fidelity and provident Circumspection in diligently 
Examining Tabitha Hill Caldwell & Butler witnesses on behalf of John 

Martin Deft, at suit of W m Ragsdale Pit. command you on any two or more of 



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you to assemble yourselves and the Witnesses aforesaid before you you [sic] call 
and cause to come and diligently Examine on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty 
God and their Examination into our Court of Chesterfield County without 
Deelay you shall send enclosed sending also to us this Writ Witness B. Watkins 
Clerk of our said Court at the Court House the iv Day of Decem b in this viii 
year of our reign. B. Watkins 

This Chancery Suit was transcribed from a photocopy of the original found in Chesterfield 
Dead Papers Box 3 "March, April and May 1769" pt. 2, found in the Archives and 
Records Division, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. 



New Surry County Prison House - 1679, submitted by Doris Y. Stone 

Surry County Orders 1671-1691, p. 270 [copied verbatim] 

Att a Cort held at Southwarke 8 br 8th: 1679 

Prest: Lt. Coll " Browne Mr: Allen Mr: Robt: Caufield Mr Lee Comrs 

Whereas by an accident the County Prison was lately burnt, soe that there is at 
present noe Prison, the Cort takeing the same into theire Serious Considracon 
and findeing the little brick Roome next the Yard at the East End of the brick 
house now in the possession of Mr: Jno: Moring Guardian to Mary Marriott 
Orphan to be the most Convt: place for a Prison untell Such time as a new one 
can be built, have herefore agreed with the said Mr. Jno: Moring for ye said 
Rome for a Prison for this County for fivety pounds of tobo. p Month soe long 
as there shall be occation to make use of it, provided ye House remane in his 
Custody soe long, It is therefore Ordered that he be paid according to agreemt: 
in ye County Levy, And the said Rome is hereby declared to be ye County 
Prison. 

The Prison howse of this County haveing beene lately burnt to ye ground, the 
Cort have agreed with Jno: Gray to build another, which said House is to be 
Sixteen foot long & noe longer, ye Posts to be Locusts the ground sells round 
ye House, to be good whiteoak, & mortized into the Posts, ye house to be lofted 
with good boards, the [illegible] to be lathed & filled in with loome to the topp, 
& a good Earthen back to the Chimney, a good planck doore wth: Sufficient 
Iron hinges, all wch the said Gray Ingageth to doe and to finde and bring in 
Place all manner of appurtenances thereto belonging for & in Consideration of 
ffowerteene hundred pounds of tobo. & Caske, which said tobo. is to be Levied 
as the Cort shall see the work goe forward, all wch: worke the said Gray hath 
Ingaged to have Sufficiently finished by the 25th day of Xbr: next upon the 
penalty of Forfeiting to the Cort for ye use of ye County two thousand Eight 
hundred pounds of tobo. & Caske. 



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Nansemond & Isle of Wight counties 

Wills 



Unrecorded Wills 

Transcribed by Christopher M. Hooper 

Editor's Note: The following wills have been transcribed from photocopies of 
the originals in the manner in which they were written. 

The will of Henry Pruden — Nansemond County — 1792 

In the name of God Amen I Henry Pruden 

of Nansemond County being Weak in body but of Perfect mind & memory 
thanks be to God do make and ordain this my last will & Testament in manner 
& form following 

I first Recommend my soul to God & my Body to be Decently Buried 

My will & Desire is that my just & lawful Debts be be [sic] paid first out of my 
Estate and the Remainder to Dispose of as follows 

Item. I give and bequeath to my Mildred one Negro slave named Nan During 
her life and at her death to be Equally Divided among my surviving 
Children 

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Nathaniel one Negro slave Named Silvy 
to him and his Heirs lawfully Begotten for Ever 

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Henry one Negro slave Named Mol to him 
and his Heirs lawfully Begotten for Ever 

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Willis Wills the first Sound well Born 
Child that Each of the above Named Negroes Silvy and Mol shall Bear, and 
if the said young ones lived their mothers shall keep them till they are Two 
Years old also I give to him six silver Tea spoons to him and his heirs 
lawfully Begotten for Ever 

My will and Desire is that the Residue of my Estate be Equally Divided Beween 
[sic] my Wife and and [sic] all my surviving Children 

And lastly I do hereby Constitute and appoint my friends Nathaniel Pruden and 
Drury Phillips my Whole & sole Executors of this my last will & Testament 



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Revoking and making Void all other Wills legacies & Bequeaths by me 
before made acknowledging this to be my last will and Testament as witness 
my hand and seal this 9 th day of January one Thousand Seven hundred and 
Ninety Two 

Signed Sealed and 

Delivered in 

Presence of us Henry Pruden {seal} 

Pleasants Jordan 

Joseph Everitt 



The will of John Homes — Isle of Wight County — 1795 

In the name of God Amen This third Day of April in the year of our Lord God 
one Thousand seven hundred and ninety five I John Homes of Isle of Wight 
County being weak in body but of perfect Mind Memory & mind do make & 
ordain this my last will and testament 

I leave as much of Estate as sufficient to d e pts pay my depts [debts] after my 

depts is paid, the rest of my Estate I lend unto my beloved wife Pations 

[Patience?] During her life after her Death if any thing left two be Equal 

divided between my two Daughters 

Hanner [Hannah ?] the property of Capt fosters [Pasters] Dec d 

Prisillah [Priscilla?] the property of Benjamin Cock 

Also I leave my beloved Wife Pations to be free a Greeable to the lawes of this 
Estate 

I in like manner Constitute and make & ordain William Gay my holly an Sole 

Ext or of this my Last will and testament 

his 

John X Homes 

marke 

Everitt Gay 

Edward Gay .... 
Sarah Bell 

These wills were found in the Loose Papers of the Isle of Wight Circuit Court Unrecorded 
Wills, Ace. No. 32814, Archives and Records Division, The Library of Virginia, 
Richmond, Virginia, and is published with permission. 



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Cumberland County 

Chancery Suit 



Heirs of Sally Macon - Undated, (after 1824) 

Transcribed by Christopher M. Hooper 

Editor's Note: The following chancery action, though undated, provides 
relationships pertinent to numerous Cumberland County 
families, and is presented here for its genealogical value. 



To the Worshipful Justices of the County Court of Cumberland sitting in 
Chancery humbly complaining sheweth unto your worships your orators & 
oratrixes — Charles Gallaway and Sally W. Gallaway formerly Sally W. 
Michaux daughter of Mary Michaux deceased. Peter Hamlin and Virginia A. 
his wife, formerly V. A. Michaux daughter of Mary Michaux deceased, W m M. 
Michaux & Elizabeth Venable Michaux, infant children of said Mary dec d by 
their guardian ad litem & next friend Peter Hamlin Joseph W. Michaux & 
Richard V. Michaux, Rebecca M. Redd, Jordan Woodson & Rebecca T. his 
wife formerly Rebecca T. Redd, Jane T. Redd, George W m Redd, Robert H. 
Redd, Anderson Redd, Martha E. Redd, infants, by their guardian ad litem & 
next friend Rebecca M. Redd, Mary R. Woodson, Sally R. Woodson, infant 
children of Sally W. Woodson formerly Sally W. Redd, by their guardian ad 
litem & next friend Miller Woodson, Amanda M. M c Roberts formerly Amanda 
M. Redd, Andrew M c Roberts, Martha R. Faulkner, infant daughters of 
Elizabeth H. M. Faulkner, formerly Elizabeth H. M. Redd, by her guardian ad 
litem and next friend, Rebecca M. Redd, George T. Swarm & Sally P. Swann, 
W m Lam 1 Swann, Fleming L. Swann, Jane E. Swann, Mary Angelina Swann, 
Tho s T. Swann Jr. Tho. T. Swann and James E. Swann infant children of Thos. 
T. Swann & Sally his wife formerly Sally Macon by their guardian ad litem and 
next friend George T. Swann. 

That sometime in the month of November 1824 Sally Macon relict of W m 
Macon dec d late of the County of Cumberland, departed this life, seized and 
possessed of a considerable estate, real and personal, all lying & being in the 
said County, having first made and published in due form her last will & 
testament, appointing Dan 1 A. Wilson, Allen Wilson, John Miller, and Daniel 
A. Allen her executors, of whom Allen Wilson & Daniel A. Allen took upon 



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themselves the administration of her estate by giving security in due form: that 
the debts of their Testatrix were of considerable amount, and that they were 
discharged (excepting a balance of five or six hundred dollars) by a sale of a 
large amount of personal property, consisting of horses, cows, sheep, hogs, 
plantation utensils, household & kitchen furniture, [illegible] specifically 
bequeathed by their testatrix to Sally W. Swarm, wife of Tho s T. Swann, (who 
are hereby prayed to be made Defendants to this Bill) during her natural life and 
after her death to her children absolutely; and by the application of the proceeds 
of other property bequeathed to the said Sally Swann under a similar limitation: 
that there still remains, as your orators are informed & believe between five and 
six hundred dollars of debt due from the estate of their testatrix, to the discharge 
of which the proceeds of the property Thus bequeathed to the s d Sally Swann, 
is pledged by the said Sally, or those acting for her: Your Complainants further 
represent that their testatrix, after making specific bequests of all her personal 
estate, proceeded by the 4 th clause of her Will to dispose of her real estate, as 
follows, to wit — "I lend to each of my daughters Rebecca Redd and Sally 
Swann and give to the children of my deceased daughter Mary Michaux after 
the payment of all my just debts one equal third part of the residue of my estate 
real and personal not herein before disposed of: And I direct that no division of 
the said land take place till the expiration of the term during which the use of 
it is given under the 2 nd clause of my will: And the property which I have lent 
to my daughters by this 4 th clause of my will, I lend to each of them for & 
during her natural life, remainder over at the death of each, to the children 
respectively: It is also my will & desire, that in the division of my land, my 
daughter Sally Swann be permitted (if she chooses) to take the lot of land 
whereon the dwelling house Granary and other buildings thereabouts are 
situated: & that in laying off the respective lots or portions of land the buildings 
are to be disregarded and the land valued as if there were no buildings on it." 

Your Compl ts represent that in consequences of the specific legacy to Sally 
Swann being thus entirely charged with the burden of the debts of their testatrix, 
a controversy arose, which at length terminated in an agreement (marked A) 
herewith filed & prayed to be taken as a part of this Bill, by which, the parties 
thereto, children and representatives of Sally Macon dec d in consideration of the 
large amount of debt, paid as above mentioned, & assumed to be paid by the 
said Sally Swann, or those acting for her, out of the specific legacy to herself 
during her natural life, & afterwards to her children your compl LS agreed to a 
division of the real estate of the said Sally Macon dec d according to a survey & 
plats referred to & made part of that agreement: that is to say, the parties 
[section stricken through] for the consideration therein mentioned and being 



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[illegible] to reimburse the said Sally Swann "for the amount thus paid and 
assumed to be paid," did thereby agree, "that the two hundred and seventy five 
acres of land, laid off & surveyed as per platt & survey thereto annexed, be 
taken and held by the said Sally Swann and her children" as a compensation for 
that portion of her specific legacy thus applied "in addition to their equal third 
part of the residue of the real estate of the said Sally Macon dec d amounting in 
the whole to six hundred & ninety one acres of land, in the same manner & 
under the same limitations & restrictions prescribed by the will of the said Sally 
Macon dec d " that is to say, to be held by the said Sally Swann during her life, 
and after her death by her children y r complts in fee simple: The said parties 
did further agree that "the portion of 416 acres of land laid off and surveyed to 
Rebecca M. Redd your compl 1 by the same platt shall be held and taken by the 
said Rebecca and her children in the same manner and under the same 
limitations & restrictions prescribed by the s d Sally Macon's Will" It was also 
agreed by the said parties that the portion of two hundred and forty two acres 
of land laid off and surveyed to the children of Mary Michaux deceased (two of 
whom [illegible] & Richard have disposed of their interests which are now held 
by y r complt [illegible]) according to the same platt, shall be taken held & 
enjoyed under the same limitation prescribed by the s d Sally Macon's will: And 
the parties aforesaid for themselves & their heirs, did "covenant & agree to & 
with each other that the aforesaid allotment of the said several portions of land, 
according to the said platt & survey, shall be deemed as taken and held as a 
final division and apportionment of their several portions of the real estate of the 
said Sally Macon dec d and as a final adjustment of all difficulties & 
controversies relating to and concerning their rights and interests in and to the 
said land under the said will": And your complt s further represent, that it was 
agreed that "a decree shall be made and entered up by the County Court of 
Cumberland, in conformity with this agreement & settlement of the parties, 
which decree shall be final and conclusive of their rights." Your orators would 
beg leave to represent that many of them are infants, interested in the allotment 
of land referred to in the agreement above mentioned, and consequently 
incompetent to become parties to that deed; and that they believe the provisions 
of that agreement to be most beneficial to them: In tender consideration 
whereof, and forasmuch as it is the province of a Court of Chancery to carry 
into full effect a contract of this character, where the rights of infants and 
remainder-men are concerned, your orators pray that this worshipful Court 
would enter a decree in conformity with said agreement and with the will of 
Sally Macon dec d that is to say, that the two hundred & 75 acres of land laid off 
and surveyed as above mentioned in addition to her equal third part of the 
residue of the real estate of the said Sally Swann & her children according to the 



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provisions of said agreement and under the limitations prescribed by the will of 
the said Sally Macon, that is, by the said Sally Swann during her life, remainder 
over, after her death, to her children, your complts: that your worships would 
also decree that the other portions laid off by the same platt & survey to your 
oratrix Rebecca Redd & her children, and to your complts the children of Mary 
Michaux dec d be held by them respectively or those claiming under them, 
[illegible] the limitations prescribed in the said 4 th clause of Sally Macon's will: 
and that your worships would decree such other & further select in the premises 
as shall be consistent with equity & justice and your orators as in duty bound 
will ever pray of 

772/5 Chancery Suit was transcribed from a photocopy of the original in the box 
"Cumberland County Chancery Causes "found in the Archives and Records Division, the 
Library of Virginia. 



K V22B 

EFIELO AND PIPS 



FIVE MILLS NOR IN IS WAKEFIELD. 
£!WNE0 BY THE FIRST BENJAMIN 
HARNIS0» AS EARLY AS 1635. SEV 
EN MIIFS N0RTHEAS1 IS PIRStCO 
NAMEO FUR A NOTED UMIAK CHIEF. 
IK 1608 AN INDIAN VILLAGE IAS 
THAT VICINITY. 



WAKEFIELD AND PEPSICO 

The above Virginia Historical Marker 
numbered K-226 is located on State Route 
10 in Surry County at Spring Grove. It 
states: "Five miles north is Wakefield, 
owned by the first Benjamin Harrison as 
early as 1635. Seven Miles northeast is 
Pipsico, named for a noted Indian chief. In 
1608 an Indian village was in that vicinity. 



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Princess Anne County 

Wills 



Will of James Spratt - 1799 

Transcribed by Christopher M. Hooper 



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



Document Title on Back 



James Spratts Will 

proved Sep 1 1799 

probated granted May Court 1800 

Recorded & Grt d 

Teste, 

E. H. Moseley Clk. 



Document Text 

In the Name of God Amen the Eighteenth day of May One Th[torn] 
[Thousand Seven Hundred] And Ninety Nine I James Spratt of the 
Commonwealth of Virginia and State [ ?] of Princess Anne Being sick and 
weak in Body but of perfect mind and memory Thanks be Given Unto God 
Therefore Calling Unto Mind the mortalaty of my Body and Knowing that 
it is Appoinded for All men Once to Die do make and Ordain this my last 
will and Testament in the following manner And Form Viz 

Imprimous I Give and Bequeath to Mary Spratt my Dearly Beloved wife 
Fifty Acres of Bank land and Marsh Also one Negro Called Ned during 
her Widowhood, and Afterwards the S d Negro Ned I Give Unto my Son 
Solomon Spratt to him And his heirs for Ever 

Also I Give and Bequeath my Bank land and Marsh After my wifes 
marriage Unto James Jackson Spratt and Solomon Spratt to be Equally 
Divided to them and their Heirs for Ever 

Also I Give Unto my Wife Mary as many hogs as Shall be Gudged 
Necesery to support her and her family this present year and the year 
Ensuing and if any left to be sold and the money Arising from s d sail 



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to Be left in the hands of my Es l to Educate my Six Youngest 
Children 

Item I leave all the Money and Corn that Shall Arise from the Sale of a 
load of Cedar on Board Capt Samuel Green and an other load heir to 
Carry in the Hands of my Executors to pay my lawfull Debts, the s 
Money and Corn to be Delivered to my Es 1 by Capt Malachi Jones 

And if there Should be any money left after paying my Just Debts I 
leave it in hands of Executors to School all my Children and if there 
should not be Enough above Mentioned I leave as much of my 
Moveable property to be Sold for Nine Months Credit as my Executors 
shall think proper to Raise and School all my Children 

Item I Give all my ^[illegible] and Household Furniture that has not been 
Already Given away to be Sold and the money Arising from Sale to be 
Equally Divided Between my Wife Mary and my Nine Children to them 
and their heirs for Ever 

Also I Give All my Negroes that has not been Given Away to be 
Equally Divided Between My Wife Mary and my Nine Children only 
my wife is to hold her Share no longer than Her Widowhood and 
Afterwards to be divided among my Nine Children to them and Their 
Heirs For Ever 

Item I leave one Riding Chear [chair] that is in the possession of Thomas 
G Soward Unto my wife Mary During her Widowhood and afterwards 
to be sold and the money arising from sale to be Equally divided among 
my Nine Children to them and their heirs for Ever 

I also leave my Wife Mary as much money [illegible] have of Thorough 
Braces and Buckles and brass Mounted Harness for the above 
Mentioned Chear. 

Also a Note of hand of Eightenn Dollars Due the first day of January 
last Indorst to me by Jefry Barnet against Francis Diver principil Mark 
Dauge [?] Security I leave to be Equally Divided Between my Wife 
Mary and my nine Children to them and their heirs for Ever 

I also leave Unto my Wife Mary and my nine Children one Silver 
Watch that is in the hands of Thomas Conner by paying the s d Conner 
his Claim to them and their heirs for Ever 

Item I Give Unto my Wife Mary Spratt One womans Saddle And One 
Umprilla {umbrella] to her and Her Heirs for Ever 

Lastly I Constitute and Ordain my Beloved wife Mary Spratt; John 
Whitehead Senr & Joel Morse Whole and Sole Executors of this my last 



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will and Testament in witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
Seal the Day and year Above Written. 

Signed Sealed and Declared 

By the S d James Spratt as his 

last will and Testament in the 

Presence of us the Subscribers James Spratt {seal} 

John Mitchell 

his 
Robert X Dudley Sen r 

mark 
Robert Dudley Juner 
John Williams 

At a Court Held for Princess Anne County the 2 d day of September 1799 

The above last Will and Testament of James Spratt dec d was proved 
according to Law by the Oath of John Mitchell and Robert Dudley Sen r two 
of the Witnesses to the same and is ordered to be Recorded. 

Teste, 

E. H. Moseley Clk 

At a Court Held for Princess Anne County the 5 th day of May 1800 

On the Motion of John Whitehead one of the Executors named in the Will 
of James Spratt dec d who made Oath and gave Bond & Security according 
to Law Certificate is Granted him for Obtaining Probate then in due form. 

Teste, 

E. H. Moseley Clk 



This will was transcribed from a photocopy of the original in the Princess Anne Court 
Records (Virginia Beach) Wills — beginning 1 799 — (original) found in the Archives and 
Records Division, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, and is published with 
permission. 




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BOURNE, JONES, SYMES: William Bourne received land grant 1719 for 300 
acres in New Kent Co, located in what became Hanover in 1721, which became 
Louisa Co 1742, now called Jones Creek. Nearby settlers include John Symes, 
John McQuerry. Seek what family of Jones lived there and when. Blanche 
Tompkins, 360 W. 20th St., San Bernardino, CA 92405. 

MAJOR: James and John Major found in Court Orders of Henry Co., VA 
1780-1786. Suspect them to be sons of James Major who d 1780 in Charles 
City Co. Seek info on and correspondence with descs. Herbert D. Hendricks, 
7 W. River Rd., Poquoson, VA 23662. 

EDMUNDS, KIRKLAND: Sterling H. Edmonds m Martha Kirkland 21 Dec 
1831 in Brunswick Co, VA. Marriage register says "widow." Sterling bought 
James Kirkland' s share in the estate of Mark Kirkland who d 1836. Seek 
maiden name of Martha and name of her first husband. Carolyn Smotherman, 
PO Box 130, College Grove, TN 37046. 

HEATHERINGTON: Elizabeth Heatherington was born "at sea" according to 
oral tradition, on 21 Dec 1821 . Unable to locate any ship records to that affect. 
Her father was said to have been from Dublin, Ireland. Any info on this elusive 



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lady greatly appreciated, especially name of parents/sibs. Shirley Wagstaff, 
PO Box 1559, Bandon, OR 97411. 

BILLINGSLEY, BURT: Katherine "Kittie" Billingsley (b 1797 VA, d cl878 
Coosa Co, AL) m Stephen Richard Burt cl824 Autauga Co, AL. Stephen b 
1795 Halifax Co, NC, d cl779 Coosa Co, AL. Seek to exchange proof of 
dates/locations of births/marriages/deaths of parents/sibs/wives/ch. Robert S. 
Coleman, 18 Westover Rd., Newport News, VA 23601-3928. 

BANE, SHUMATE, PRIDEMORE, LOCKE: Seek parents of Robert Bane 
and Nancy Shumate who m cl850, lived Lee Co, VA. Son, Samuel George, 
b 27 Jan 1852, m Elizabeth Pridemore dau of James Madison Pridemore and 
Lavisa Locke. Samuel and Elizabeth lived Grundy & Livingston cos, MO. 
Marge Eckert, 2118 County Road N, Platte City, MO 64079. 

SANFORD, O'BRIENT: Elizabeth Sanford, dau of Robert Sanford Sr, m 
William O'Brient Nov 1793 in Granville Co, NC. Their ch: Robert and Sarah. 
Who did these ch marry? Maxine C. Allen, c/o Dr. Ellsworth Allen, 2202 
Arroyo Dr., Riverside, CA 92506. 

WRIGHT, LANGFORD, MORGAN, RAINEY, WATSON, HOLMES, 
POOLE: Seek info on Anderson Wright who m Elizabeth Langford 1794 
Mecklenburg Co, VA. Associated families were: Morgan, Rainey, Watson, 
Holmes and Poole. Also, Sampson West in Isle of Wight Co, VA until 1759; 
Williford, Lancaster in Southampton Co 18th century. Carol T. York, 41 Four 
Winds Dr., Middletown, NJ 07748. 

Exchange: James BELL of South River, LOVE, COLVARD, HOLBROOK, 
HOLLAND, Thomas DILLARD, Stephen HEARD, Jonathan PRICE, 
LUMSDEN, Andrew GOFF, BRASEWELL, BRYDELL, DENSON, ELEY, 
SMALL, Mary SMITH KEARNEY, DOBSON, FELLOWS, PASSMORE, 
Peter GDLLUM, Martin MARTIN, Burwell REAVES. All Southside VA 
1650-1790. Mrs. Joseph Mione, 1718 Ridgemont Dr., Wichita Falls, TX 
76309. 

RHEA, MANGUM, MEDLEY, WHITLOCK, JORDAN: See parents: John 
Rhea b 1776 VA d 1839 Lincoln Co, TN; Samuel Mangum WP 1828 Sussex 
Co; Isaac Medley WR 1762 Lunenburg Co; Thomas Whitlock d 1779 Halifax 
Co; Edward Jordan d 1791 Halifax, wife Elizabeth _?_ WP 1795 Lunenburg; 
Peggy (Drumgold) Engledow m 1799. Joanne Cullom Moore, Frenchman's 
Bayou, AR 72338-0127. 

MUSTIAN: John Mustian, called John Sr, b cl730 VA?, m cl750. Lived 
Mecklenburg Co, Rev War patriot, d 1782-1788 Mecklenburg Co, Great Creek. 
Was he a brother to the Thomas Mustian who was granted land by King George 
II? w/2 Elizabeth ? . Seek help. Olidene Harris, 8107 County Road 1240, 
West Plains, MO 65775. 



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DOSS, VEST: Mary Doss b cl764 Pittsylvania Co, VA, dau of James Doss Sr 
and Anne. When did Mary m George Vest? Seek his parents. Did George and 
Mary have ch? They may have moved to Boone Co, KY. Mrs. Barbara Doss 
McKinlay, 2740 La Cuesta Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90046. 

WOOD ALL, COVINGTON: Jacob Woodall b 10-Jul-1763 Goochland Cty S 
of Sampson; m Rebecca Covington of Halifax 20 Dec 1787. Believe as an adult 
lived in Charlotte or Campbell cos. Seek his ch. Lucy Woodall Harris, 122 
Quinlan St., Lynchburg, VA 24503. 

EPPERSON, TUCKER: William R. Epperson m 1830 Eliza Forrest, dau of 
Richard W. Forrest and Polly Forrest. Samuel Tucker m Nancy O. Clark 1833. 
Richard Tucker m Mary Ann Epperson 1856. Seek corresp on the Halifax 
families of Clark, Epperson, Forrest, Tucker. Especially the Epperson family. 
Doris Fisher Irwin, 180 First Ave North, Naples, FL 33940. 

Researching: Sylvester BLANKENSHIP and other Blankenships of Chesterfield 
and Bedford cos cl790-1810. Sandra Simpson, 5046 S. Lamon, Chicago, IL 
60638. 

JORDAN: Seek solid proof on parents of Robert Jordan (1755-1816), m 
Elizabeth Church of Amelia, lived Halifax 1779-on. History of Halifax 
(Carrington, 1924) indicates Robert Jordan b 1717, m Susannah _?_, sons: 
William, Henry, Granville, Robert. Robert took loyalty oath, speculated on 
tobacco 1776-83, died rich. Stuart Jordan, 17113 Thorntondale Ct., Olney, 
MD 20832. 

TUCKER, EDWARDS: Four Isle of Wight records were included in Valentine 
(Pleasants Section) because Samuel Tucker's widow m John Pleasants of 
Henrico. All mention Samuel Tucker (of Bristol) and John Edwards, lately 
dec'd in VA. Did either live in Isle of Wight Co? Seek Samuel Tucker info. 
Felix Earle Luck, 8 St. John's Ave., PO Box 506, Mt. Tabor, NJ 07878- 
0506. 

Exchange: Info on following families: HARDY & CHEATHAM of Pittsylvania 
Co; BRIZENDINE, BRUMFIELD, CHAFFTN, CHEATHAM, McCRAW, 
OVERTON of Charlotte Co; CHAFFTN, CHEATHAM, GOODE, 
GLIDEWELL, NICHOLS, OWEN, RICHMAN, SIZEMORE, WATTS of 
Halifax Co. Dawn Watts Westfall, 27723 NW 174th Ave., High Springs, FL 
32643. 

McCONNELL: Nancy Walker McConnell (1810-1852 VA) m 1834 Eldridge 
Braxton Land (1810-1871 VA). Her sister, Mary G. McConnell, m John J. 
Flood. Girls were orphans. Nancy ward of Alexander Patteson of Clover Hill, 
Predco. Mary ward of Dr. Joel Walker Flood of Clover Hill. Seek their 
parents. Frank C. Pickard, 2000 Cambridge Ave., #344, Wyomissing, PA 
19610-2738. 



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Index 



Vol. XIII No. 2 



Allen 


Birks 


Bumpass 


Church 


Daniel A. 86 


John Partree 


William 57 


Elizabeth 95 


Ellsworth 94 


58, 62 


Bunch 


Clark 95 


Maxine C. 94 


Blankenship 


Henry 69 


Nancy O. 95 


Mr. 83 


Sylvester 95 


Burks 


Cock 


Anthony 


Boilings 


John Partree 


Benjamin 85 


John 63 


John 70 


69 


Cockerham 


Archer 


Boman 


Burlison 


William 63 


John 82 


John 64 


Jonathan 58 


Cole 


Baber 


Bounds 


Burt 


Agnes 72, 73 


Robert 55, 56, 


James 64 


Joseph 94 


Edward 72, 


60, 63, 66 


Bourne 


Stephen 


73 


Balland 


William 93 


Richard 94 


Elizabeth 72, 


Thomas 56 


Bowling 


Butler 82 


73 


Bane 


Col. 62 


Caldwell 


Mark 55, 61, 


Robert 94 


Bowman 


Tabitha Hill 


62, 65, 66 


Samuel George 


John 68 


81, 82 


Marke 60 


94 


Boxley 


William 67 


Nancy 73 


Banister 


Benjamin 74, 


Callaway 


Thomas 73 


Joyce Davis 


75 


Richard 55, 


Coleman 


73 


Boyd 


57, 58, 60, 


Lititia 76 


Barnet 


William 62 


61, 62, 65, 


Mary 76 


Jefry 91 


Brasewell 94 


66, 67, 69 


Robert 76 


Baxter 


Briscoe 


William 61, 


Roberts. 94 


John 81 


Doris Futch 


62, 65-67, 69 


Colvard 94 


Beard 


52 


Campbell 


Conner 


Adam 56, 57, 


Brizendine 95 


Archibald 70 


Thomas 91 


60 


Brown 


Miss 71 


Court 


Addam 60 


John 59 


Carr 


Mark 55 


John 62, 70 


Browne 


William 57 


Covington 


Bell 


Lt. Coll 83 


Carrington 95 


Rebecca 95 


David 58 


Brumbaugh 


Carson 


Dalton 


James 94 


Gaius Marcus 


John 70 


Timothy 63 


Sarah 85 


51 


Caufield 


Dauge 


Bentley 


Brumfield 95 


Robert 83 


Mark 91 


Elizabeth Petty 


Bryan 


Caveness 


Denson 94 


51, 52 


Ambs. 66 


Lucinda 72 


Dillard 


Bethel 


Bryant 


Cawdles 


Thomas 94 


Elizabeth 54 


William 62 


John 62 


Dinwiddie 


Biker 


Brydell 94 


Chaffin 95 


Robert 61 


Abraham 55 


Buchanan 


Cheatham 95 


Ditto 


Billingsley 


Archibald 64, 


Chiles 


William 56 


Katherine 94 


68 


Henry 68 





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Diver 


Fear 


Samuel Yates 


Green 


Francis 91 


James 69 


76 


Samuel 91 


Dobson 94 


Fellows 94 


Gillum 


Greer 


Doss 


Ferguson 


Peter 94 


John 62, 69 


Anne 95 


Herman W. 


Glidewell 95 


Griffin 


James 95 


52 


Mary 71, 72, 


John 75 


Mary 95 


Flood 


74 


Haile 


Dudley 


Joel Walker 


Nancy 73 


Nicholas 56, 


Robert 92 


95 


Nash 71 


57, 68 


Dunahoe 


John J. 95 


Goff 


Hails 


John 65 


Forrest 


Andrew 94 


Rebola 62 


Dunnahoe 


Eliza 95 


Goings 


Hairstone 


John 65 


Polly 95 


William 66 


Samuel 62, 67 


Earnest 


Richard W. 


Golden 


Hamlin 


Corinne 54 


95 


Jane Walls 54 


Peter 86 


Russell D. 54 


Foster 


Golloway 


Virginia A. 86 


Eckert 


Capt 85 


John 70 


Hancock 


Marge 94 


Foy 


Good 


General 79 


Edmonds 


John 63 


Daniel 74 


James 64, 66 


Martha 93 


Franklin 


Goode 95 


Hardy 95 


Sterling H. 93 


Edmond 70 


Daniel 71 


Harman 


Edwards 


Lewis 70 


Daniel C. 74 


Jacob 59 


John 95 


Thomas 64, 


Daniel 


Harris 


Edwings 


70 


Campbell 


Benjamin 55 


Robert 69 


Fuller 


71, 72, 74 


Lucy Woodall 


Eggleston 


Daniel 69 


Eliza 73 


95 


Joseph 70 


Henry 63 


Elizabeth 72, 


Olidene 94 


Mary 70 


Gaddie 


73, 74, 75 


Harrison 


Eley 94 


Thomas 62 


G. B. 71-74 


Benjamin 89 


Engledow 


Gallaway 


Jemima 73 


Harvey 


Peggy 


Charles 86 


John 71-75 


James 58 


Drumgold 


Sally W. 86 


Lucinda 74 


John 62, 63 


94 


Gay 


Lucy 74 


Haynes 


Epperson 


Edward 85 


Mary 73, 74 


John 64 


Mary Ann 95 


Everitt 85 


Nancy 73 


Hayse 


William R. 95 


William 85 


Sarah 72-74 


Nicholas 70 


Everitt 


Gibson 


Susannah 73 


William 68 


Joseph 85 


James 65 


William 71, 


Heard 


Ewings 


Gilliam 


72, 73-75 


Stephen 94 


Robert 55, 58, 


Albenia 78 


William H. 73 


Heath 


69 


John William 


Goodyn 


William 65 


Faulkner 


76 


Joseph 76 


Heatherington 


Elizabeth H. 


Mary Elizabeth 


Mary Elizabeth 


Elizabeth 93 


M. 86 


Coleman 78, 


Coleman 76 


Helm 


Martha R. 86 


79 


Gray 
Jno. 83 


Moses 70 



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93 



Hendricks 

Herbert D 

Suellen 
Johnston 73 
Henly 

Darby 63 
Hindrickson 

Jacob 67 
Holbrook 94 
Holland 94 
Holmes 94 
Holt 

David 82 
Homes 

Hanner 85 

John 85 

Pations 85 

Prisillah 85 
Hooper 

Christopher M 
50, 70, 81, 
84, 86, 90 

Kathryn 
Sawyer 76 
Howard 

Benjamin 66 
Hudgins 

Dennis 55 
Hudson 

Ambrose 74 

Lucinda 74 
Hunt 

James 59 

Thomas 68 
Hunter 

William 66 
Hurt 

Thomas 59 
Irvine 63 

Christopher 
69 

William 60, 
62, 65, 66 
Irwin 

Doris Fisher 
95 



Isbel 

Zachariah 55, 
58, 61, 62, 
66, 67 
Jefferson 

Field 58, 63 
Johnson 

Catharine 57, 
68 

James 59, 60, 
65 

Patrick 64, 68 

Peter 58 
Jones 

Andrew 59 

Malachi 91 

Mary 72 

Polly 72 
Jordan 

Edward 94 

Elizabeth 94 

Granville 95 

Henry 95 

Pleasants 85 

Robert 95 

Stuart 95 

Susannah 95 

William 95 
Kearney 

Mary Smith 
94 
Kelly 

William 68 
Kennon 

Rob 82 
King George 
55, 58, 60, 
61, 65, 67 
King George III 

82 
Kirkland 

James 93 

Mark 93 

Martha 93 
Lancaster 94 



Land 

Eldridge 
Braxton 95 
Landers 

Daniel 58, 64, 
70 
Langford 

Elizabeth 94 
Lee 

Mr. 83 

W. H. F. 78 
Leftwich 

Augustine 62, 
63 
Linn 

Jo White 52 
Locke 

Lavisa 94 
Love 94 
Luck 

Felix Earle 95 

Francis 65 
Lumsden 94 
Macon 

Sally 86-89 

William 86 
Major 

James 93 

John 93 
Mangum 

Samuel 94 
Mannion 

Edmond 62 
Marley 

John 56 
Marriott 

Mary 83 
Martin 

Christopher 
81, 82 

John 81, 82 

Martin 94 
Matthews 

Phillip 59 



McConnell 

Mary G. 95 

Nancy Walker 
95 
McCraw 95 
Mcfaul 

John 56, 66 
Mckie 

Alexr. 58 
McKinlay 

Barbara Doss 
95 
McLaughlin 

Charles 55, 59 
McQuerry 

John 93 
McRoberts 

Amanda M. 
86 

Andrew 86 
McRunnals 

James 70 
Meade 

Benjamin 
Lincoln 70 

Charles Gennet 
70 

David 70 

Edward 70 

Mary 70 

Mary Susanna 
70 

Richard E. 70 

Sally 70 

Seth Hadejah 
70 
Medley 

Isaac 94 
Merchant 

John 65 
Merritt 

Gen. 78 
Merryman 

Charles 63 



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Michaux 
Elizabeth 86 
Joseph W. 86 
Mary 86-89 
Richard 88 
Richard V. 86 
Sally W. 86 
Virginia A. 86 
William M. 
86 

Miller 
John 64, 86 
Joseph 65 

Mills 
Ambros 58 
Andrew 68 

Mione 
Mrs. Joseph 
94 

Mitchell 
John 92 

Mobberly 63 
Edward 62, 
63 

Moore 
George 58 
Joanne Cullom 

94 
William 70 

Morgan 94 
Thomas 62 
William 62 

Moring 
Jno. 83 

Morse 
Joel 91 

Moseley 
E. H. 90, 92 

Mounes 
Meth. 67 

Murphey 
James 70 

Mustian 
Elizabeth 94 
John 94 
Thomas 94 



Nance 

John 55, 59 
Nelson 

Secretary 66 
Nichols 95 
O'Brient 

Robert 94 

Sarah 94 

William 94 
Orrick 

Benjamin 56 

James 65 

John 65 
Orrill 

Glidwell 57 
Overton 95 
Owen 95 
Passmore 94 
Pasters 

Capt. 85 
Pate 

Anthony 56 
Patterson 

Irvine 69 
Patteson 

Alexander 95 

Nathl. 70 
Patton 

James 59 
Payne 

Lucille 53 
Phair 

Edward 70 
Phelps 

John 58, 60, 
61, 62, 
64-67, 70 
Phillips 

Drury 84 

Richard 62 
Pickard 

Frank C. 95 
Pilout 

Dorothy G. 76 
Pinson 

Boyd 74 



Pipsico 89 
Pitman 

Thomas 64 
Pleasants 

John 70, 95 
Poole 94 
Prewit 

Richard 59 
Price 

Jonathan 94 
Pridemore 

Elizabeth 94 

James Madison 
94 
Pruden 

Henry 84, 85 

Mildred 84 

Nathaniel 84 

Willis 84 
Pullin 

Thomas 56, 
60 
Pullins 

Thomas 60 
Ragsdale 

Geofrey 82 

William 81, 
82 
Rainey 94 
Rains 

Danail 65 

Danl. 66 
Ray 

Joseph 64, 66 
Read 

Ann 94 

Clement 68 
Reaves 

Burwell 94 
Redd 

Amanda M. 
86 

Anderson 86 

Elizabeth H. 
M. 86 



George Wm 
86 

Jane T. 86 

Martha E. 86 

Rebecca 87, 
89 

Rebecca M. 
86, 88 

Rebecca T. 86 

Robert H. 86 

Sally W. 86 
Reeder 

Josh 54 
Rentfro 

Thomas 66 

William 62 
Rhea 

John 94 
Richardson 

John 58 

Joseph 57, 68 
Richman 95 
Roberts 

Asibe 56 
Rust 

George 69 

Jeremiah 59 
Rutherford 

William 70 
Sanders 

Daniel 58 
Sanford 

Elizabeth 94 

Robert 94 
Scott 

Craig R. 54 
Shaw 

Timo. 66 
Shumate 

Nancy 94 
Simpson 

Sandra 95 



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Sizemore 95 
Anderson 73, 

75 
Frances 72, 
73 
Slave 
Bess 81 
Mol 84 
Nan 84 
Ned 90 
Silvy 84 
Small 94 
Smotherman 

Carolyn 93 
Soward 

Thomas G 91 
Spratt 
James 90, 92 
James Jackson 

90 
Mary 90, 91 
Solomon 90 
St. Clair 

Anna 71 
Standifer 

James 58 
Stewart 
James 73 
Johnson 73 
William C. 73 
Stith 

Richard 56 
Stone 
Doris Y. 83 
William 62 
Sutton 

John 55, 58 
Swann 
Fleming L. 86 
George T. 86 
James E. 86 
Jane E. 86 
Mary Angelina 

86 
Sally 86-89 
Sally P. 86 



Sally W. 87 

Thomas T. 
86, 87 

William L. 86 
Symes 

John 93 
Talbot 

Charles 55 

John 58, 64, 
66, 70 

Mathew 56, 

65, 68 
Matthew 55, 

56, 57, 60, 
61, 62, 64, 

66, 67 
Tally 

Grace 73 

Grief G. 74 
Tarleton 77 
Tate 

James 69 
Taylor 

Henry 66 
Thomas 

George 65, 66 
Thompson 

John 70 
Tilly 

James 62, 67 
Tompkins 

Blanche 93 
Tuck 

Richard 75 
Tucker 

Richard 95 

Samuel 95 
Vance 

John 63 
Vaughan 

Ingram 75 
Venable 

Elizabeth 86 
Vest 

George 95 



Wagenknecht 
Robert E. 53 

Wagstaff 
Shirley 94 

Walker 
Gincey 73 
James 62 
Thomas 62 

Walton 
Elizabeth 94 
George 58, 
62, 63, 64 

Ward 
Benjamin 70 
John 63 
Mary 70 
Roger G. 53 
Saml. 74, 75 

Warren 
General 79 

Watkins 
B. 82, 83 
William 59, 
65 

Watson 94 

Watts 95 
Edward 62, 
66 

Weaver 
John Phillip 
67 

Welch 
John 59, 69 
Nicholas 69 

West 
Sampson 94 

Westfall 
Dawn 72 
Dawn Watts 
71, 72, 73, 
95 

Wheeler 
James 70 
Martha Cox 
76, 78, 79 



Mrs. H. W. 
80 
Whitehead 

John 91, 92 
Whitlock 

Thomas 94 
Williams 

Giles 66 

John 65, 92 
Williamson 

Robert 69 
Williford 94 
Wilson 

Allen 86 

Daniel A. 86 

James 66 
Woodall 

Jacob 95 
Woodson 

John 63 

Jordan 86 

Mary R. 86 

Miller 86 

Obediah 68 

Rebecca T. 86 

Sally R. 86 

Sally W. 86 
Wright 

Anderson 94 

Thomas 57 
Wrights 

Thomas 62 
Wyley 

William 62 
York 

Carol T. 94 



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In Memoriam 

Mary McGraw Nelson Harland 

of Richmond, Virginia 
died June 19, 1994 

Harriet Chilton 

of Falls Church, Virginia 
died November 2, 1994 

Dr. Benjamin Boisseau Weisiger III 

of Richmond, Virginia 
died February 6, 1995 

The Virginia genealogical community 
has been saddened by the recent deaths of 
several of its most ardent researchers and 
authors, a listing of whose collective 
accomplishments would fill pages. They will 
be missed by those who had the opportunity to 
know them personally. Family researchers in 
other parts of the country, who knew them 
only through their works, will also feel their 
loss. These people were dedicated to the 
preservation and documentation of our records 
and history and attempted to instill this 
dedication in others. 




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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. XIII No. 3 • July - September 1995 



Editorial 102 

Book Reviews and Announcements 103 

Bedford County Court — The First Year 107 

Dennis Hudgins 

Descendants of Joseph/Elizabeth Berry, 1750 to 1850 116 

[Prince Edward County] 

Nell C. Hailey and Roger G. Ward 

Two Family Bibles from WPA Inventory [Dinwiddie County] 119 

Christopher M. Hooper 

The James Anderson Bible [Southside counties] 122 

John Hale Stutesman 

"Coal Hill" [Franklin County] 127 

Christopher M. Hooper 

George W. Barksdale And His Family [Charlotte County] 130 

C. George Tulli, Jr. 

Marshall Family Bible, 1784-1941 [Appomattox County] 138 

Christopher M. Hooper 

The Presbyterian Cemetery [Lynchburg] 140 

Kathryn Sawyer Hooper 

Queries 143 

Index 147 



copyright ®1995 - The Southside Virginian 



EDITORIAL 

"NEWSPAPER!!! GET YOUR NEWSPAPER RIGHT HERE!!!" We don't 
often hear those words with our increasing detachment from the physical world. Of 
course the newspaper is still delivered to homes on a daily basis, but does it have 
the same local flavor of times past? In many small communities it does, but in large 
metropolitan areas it is more often filled with the happenings of the outside world. 

Most genealogists and family researchers equate newspapers to present day life. In 
fact though, newspapers of bygone days were the main form of communication. 
They not only contained all of the "world" happenings, but most everything that 
went on in the community, from births and deaths to legal proceedings such as land 
transactions and civil or criminal trials. They might even contain the equivalent of 
our genealogical queries (see the review of Barbara K. Henritze's Bibliographic 
Checklist of African American Newspapers, on page 104). 

There are many reasons why old newspapers have not been utilized to their fullest 
potential by the researcher. First and foremost is the lack of any kind of index. 
Then of course, there is the problem of whether a paper even existed in the area of 
your interest. Then, if you knew that a paper, or papers, existed at the time of your 
interest, you would have to research to find if copies of the papers are still available. 
Imagine that you knew that your ancestor died in a major city in 1850 — no day 
known. If copies of the papers are still available you might have to look at every 
newspaper, and there might be two or three published, for every day of the year to 
find an obituary. 

Fortunately, many genealogical and historical societies are recognizing the 
significance of these "recorders of our history," and are indexing them or publishing 
books of specific records. One such group is the Virginia Genealogical Society. 
They have begun the task of publishing the marriages and deaths which were 
recorded in the obituaries of the various Richmond, Virginia, newspapers. For 
information on these publications, contact them at 5001 W. Broad St., Ste. 115, 
Richmond, VA 23230-3023, (804) 285-8954. 

Many newspapers are beginning to realize the historical value of their old 
publications. For instance, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, has just re-opened its 
research library ("morgue") to the public. They have clipping files and microfilm, 
and will do database searches of over one-hundred years of Richmond and Virginia 
history, business, government, entertainment, crime, and politics. You may request 
information by writing Richmond Times-Dispatch, Research Library, PO Box 
85333, Richmond, VA 23293-0001, (804) 649-6224. A cost estimate will be 
provided when service is requested. 

Many local libraries have clipping files of area newspapers, which go back for many 
years. With our ever increasing use of computers, more and more sources such as 
newspapers will become available for the researcher. Newspapers may not have 
been the easiest documents to utilize in the past, but they are becoming a much more 
useful tool, and should not be overlooked. Chris Hooper, Publication Manager 



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BOOK REVIEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

John A. Bray ton. The Complete Ancestry of Tennessee Williams, xxxii, 490 pp; 
index; smyth-sewn; cloth (6x9); 1993. $35 postpaid. North Carolina 
residents add $2.10 sales tax. This is a most thoroughly researched and 
documented work on the ancestry of a person renowned as one of the 
greatest playwrights of this century. Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" 
Williams, as stated in the forward of the book, was not born in, nor lived 
in for any appreciable time, the state of his adopted name. No origin for 
the nickname by which he was known throughout the world has been 
discovered. Mr. Brayton refutes much of the information concerning 
Williams' ancestry which was presented as "facts" in his autobiography, 
Tennessee Williams: Memoirs. Aside from the "royal" ancestry, Mr. 
Brayton' s research reached a dead end in the 15th century (17 
generations). The main body of the book is presented in ahnentafel 
format, which numbers ancestors consecutively back from the subject of 
the work. This is a most efficient manner for presenting research of this 
magnitude. Following the four chapters of the main body is a listing of 
the royal descents to Mr. Williams. Appendices containing biographical 
sketches of various related families are included at the rear of the book. 
The families covered are: Baker, Bellar, Bowker, Carnes, Clark, Cooke, 
Evans, Everedd, Greenleaf, Huddlestone, Lanier, Lawson, Miller, 
Mortimer, Nickerson, Newport, Plume, Purcas, Salmon, Topham/ 
Tappan/Toppan, White, Woodhouse. As one would expect, several 
branches of this ancestry passed through Virginia, with some significant 
periods including Southside counties. For instance, we find in the 
appendix on the Evans family, references to Prince George, Dinwiddie, 
Amelia, Lunenberg and Brunswick counties. The book states that this 
Evans family seems to descend from John Evans, Sr. and Mary (?) d. 
1709/10, of Charles City and Prince George counties. There are also 
significant sections dealing with North Carolina ancestry. As with any 
book concerning a particular family, this work has limited value to those 
whose families are not included. This work is a fine model for those 
wishing to present their material in a concise, but thoroughly well- 
documented manner. The author states that an addendum is shortly forth- 
coming on the ancestry of General James Robertson of Tennessee, which 
goes back to the Robinson family of Colonial Henrico Co., VA. Mr. 
Brayton is to be commended for all of his efforts. To order, contact the 
author, 1001 S. Marshall St., Suite 53, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. 

Merrill Hill Mosher, CG, John Freeman of Norfolk County, Virginia — His 
Descendants in North Carolina and Virginia and other Colonial North 
Carolina Freeman Families, xii, 236 pp; index; illus; maps; charts; paper 
(6x9); 1994. $18.50 plus $3.50 postage. Maryland residents add 5% 



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sales tax. The first identified records of John Freeman appear in Lower 
Norfolk in a 1673 court order. From this point forward, Ms. Mosher 
utilizes primary sources, where available, to document 6 generations of 
Freemans (341 individuals) in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, 
Alabama, Kentucky, and Georgia. The first portion of the book is spent 
disproving several published Freeman genealogies including one 
purporting Mayflower ancestry for the John Freeman family. Although 
Ms. Mosher's work primarily deals with the surname Freeman, 
information is included on some related families as well. Following the 
documentation of the subject individuals descendants, the author 
investigates other Freeman families in colonial North Carolina, and an 
appendix of references to Freemans in North Carolina Revolutionary War 
records is included. This work is extremely well documented and it 
should be explored by anyone having a Freeman in their early ancestry. 
Order from Heritage Books, Inc., 1540-E Pointer Ridge Place, Bowie, 
MD 20716. (800) 398-7709, FAX (800) 276-1760 (24 hrs.). 

The following two books may be ordered from Genealogical Publishing Co., 
Inc., 1001 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21202-3897. (800) 296-6687. 

Include $3.50 postage for the first book and $1.25 for each additional. 
Maryland residents add 5% sales tax; Michigan residents add 4%. 

Barbara K. Henritze, Bibliographic Checklist of African American Newspapers, 
xxviii, 206 pp.; index, cloth (8Vixll); 1995. $35.00. As stated in our 
editorial in this issue, newspapers have been overlooked by many 
researchers because there is typically no index to their contents. There 
is also the question of whether newspapers were in print in the area of 
interest and if so whether copies still exist. This work goes a long way 
in answering the first of these last two questions. Ms. Henritze has 
compiled a checklist of 5539 newspapers which were either owned, 
published, edited, or read predominantly by African Americans. The 
listing includes newspapers from forty-four states and the District of 
Columbia and is sorted by state, city, and title. Also listed are the dates 
of publication, frequency of publication and the sources for the 
information in the listing. Unfortunately for the researcher, there is no 
way of knowing whether actual copies of these newspapers still exist 
without performing individual searches. To most people, these old 
newspapers would simply provide statistical information, such as births, 
deaths and marriages. For the African American researcher though, they 
represent a window into an era which is tremendously difficult to breach 
from a genealogical standpoint. Immediately following the Civil War, 
families of slaves with whom they had been separated by sale, escape or 
enlistment in the Army often placed "Information Wanted" advertisements 
in search of their loved ones. These advertisements might include names, 
physical descriptions, places of residence, and even the names of 



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slaveowners and their plantations. This work is a valuable resource for 
those searching African American ancestry and is an important tool for 
all who wish to understand the history of our country from every 
perspective. The introduction provides a most instructive guide to 
identifying and locating available newspapers and all researchers would 
benefit from its insight. See ordering information above. 

Sarah Travers Lewis (Scott) Anderson, Lewises, Meriwethers and Their Kin, 
652 pp; illus.; index; cloth (6x9); (1938 rprt. 1995); $40.00. Sarah 
Anderson, the author of this work, was formerly the historian and 
genealogist for the Lewis Association of America. She states that this 
book resulted from the requests of many, that she organize and publish 
her collection of genealogical notes into an easily understood form. It is 
to the researcher's great benefit that she saw fit to complete that task. 
Because the Lewis families, with their Meriwether connections, were so 
prominent in early Virginia, the histories of the two are intertwined. This 
book deals with six Lewis families which settled in Virginia prior to 
1740: Robert Lewis of Brecon, emigrated 1635 and from whom 
descended the "Meriwether Lewises" and the other lines of the "Warner 
Hall Lewises;" John Lewis of Hanover, emigrated 1640; John Lewis of 
Henrico, emigrated 1660; Zachary Lewis, emigrated 1694; John Lewis 
of Donegal, emigrated 1732; and John Lewis of Shenandoah, emigrated 
1737. Included related families are: Taliaferro, Thornton, Walker, Fry, 
Willis, Washington, Cobbs, Thomson, Scott, Anderson, Harper, Wood, 
Price, Maury, Slaughter, Fontaine, Holladay, Littlepage, Smith, Overton, 
Tyrell, Poindexter, Fowke, Moncure, Brown, Conway, Travers, and 
Daniel. See ordering information above. 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 



Descendants of Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr. Society. The 

descendants and related families held their fourth reunion on July 15, 1995, in 
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. Anyone who believes that he/she is a descendant of 
Valentine, Sr., is eligible, and is encouraged to join with other members. 
Please send your check for S12, payable to the "Society," to its treasurer, Mrs. 
Rosemary S. Stout, 608 Cardamon Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23464 (1-804- 
420-5818) with full name, address and phone number. 

The following are announcements of publications: 

The Jacob Engelbrecht Death Ledger 1820-1890 ISBN 0-9642239-1-0. 8Vixl 1 
paper, 359 pp. Over 10,500 entries including the famous and infamous. Some 
of the information recorded; parents, siblings, in-laws, age and/or date of birth, 
occupations, religious affiliation, murderers and their victims, hangings, Civil 



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War fatalities, deaths caused by epidemic and accidents, railroad deaths, deaths 
of "colored friends," location of death and/or burial, and events that took place 
internationally and nationally as well as in Frederick County. It will have an 
every name, place, occupation and references to persons of color indexes. Price 
will be $32.00 + $3.00 shipping, MD residents add 5% sales tax. This 
publication is a limited edition. Order from Paw Prints, Inc., PO Box 52, 
Monrovia, MD 21770. 

Dinwiddle County, Virginia, Surveyor's Piatt Book (1755-1796) and Court 
Orders (1789-1791): An Every-Name Index ISBN 1-57445-015-8. (1995), 65 
pages, soundex (variant spellings of surnames) index. $10.00 ppd (FL residents 
add 6Vi % sales tax). This book is an every-name index to all 9,100 people and 
places mentioned in the earliest surviving records of Dinwiddie County, 
Virginia, namely, the beginning of the Surveyor's Piatt Book, and Court Orders 
for 1789-1791. Of the 9100 people and places, 8278 are from the Order Book. 
Page numbers in this index correspond to those in the platt book and the order 
book, which have been microfilmed by the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day 
Saints. The appropriate film number is given in the introductory material. Film 
may be rented or a photocopy of the page you wish may be ordered from Utah. 
Since Dinwiddie is a burned record county, this index constitutes one way of 
finding 18th century ancestry. Order from T.L.C. Genealogy, PO Box 
403369, Miami Beach, FL 33140-1369. 

Atkinson Ancestors and Allied Families by Robert W. Atkinson. This 263 page 
hard-cover book contains separate narratives on many additional allied families 
with a table of contents showing the number of generations and an approximate 
time-span represented for each. Principal geographic areas include parts of 
Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and the Virginia 
counties of Buckingham, Campbell, Franklin, New Kent, Pittsylvania and Prince 
Edward. The cost is $43.00 (delivered) and may be ordered from the author, 
185 Canyon Rd., Chagrin Falls, OH 44022. 

Southern Historical Press announces the long-awaited reprint of History of 
Henry County, Virginia by Judith Parks America Hill, Published 1925, Rprt 
1995. 332 pp, plus a new index. Hard cover. ISBN # 0-89308-616-9. Cost 
$38.00 + $3.00 shipping, SC residents add 5% sales tax. Henry County was 
formed in 1776 from Pittsylvania County. This book contains considerable 
amounts of data about the early colonial times, civil war, schools, churches, 
communities, etc. with biographical sketches of its most prominent citizens and 
Genealogical Histories of half a hundred of its oldest families. Also abstracts 
of Henry County Legislative Petition from 1779 to 1857 are given along with 
marriages from 1776-1800. Order from the Southern Historical Press, Inc., 
PO Box 1267, Greenville, SC 29602-1267 or call 1-800-233-0152. 



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Bedford County 

Court Records 



Bedford County Court — The First Year 

Submitted by Dennis Hudgins 

Bedford County Court Order Book I A - 1754-1758, continued from Volume XIII 
No. 2, pp 55-70. 

At a Court held for Bedford County at the Courthouse on Monday the 
27th day of January 1755 & in the XXVIIIth year of the Reign of Our 
soverign Lord George the second. 

Present Matthew Talbot 

Richard Callaway 

Robert Ewings 

& Saml. Hairstone Gent. Justices. 

John Caffery is appointed Constable in this County and the said John Took 
[sic] took all the Oaths appointed by Act of Assembly. 

Charles Talbot & William Mead Gent. Named in the Commission of the Peace 
for this County took the 

[p. 53] usual oath to his Majesties Person & Goverment & took and Subscribed 
the abjuration oath and Subscribed Teste and also took the Oath of a Justice 
of Peace of the County Court in Chancery. 

Present Charles Talbot & William Mead, Gent. 

Thomas Nash Gent, having Produced in Court Licence under the Hands & 
Seals of Certain Examiners to Practice as Attornies which being Read & 
having took & Subscribed the Usual Oaths to his Majesties Person & 
Goverment & also Subscribed the Test took the Oaths appointed to be Taken 
by Attornies Practicing in the County Courts. 

A Deed of Bargain & Sale Between Sakfield Mehone of the one Part and 
Matthew Talbot of the other Part together with Memorandum of Livery of 
Seisen & Receipt thereon Indorsed were aproved by oaths of Bresse Parrish 
Abraham Chandler & Robert Allen & Ordered to be Recorded. 

A Power of Attorney from Talbot to Talbot is acknowledged & Ordered to be 
Certified. 



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George Stoval is appointed Survey[or] of the Road from his House to the 
Extent of the County According to the former Order of Albemarle Court & it 
is Ordered that he Together With allthe Hands Convenient do forthwith Clear 
& Keep the same in Repair according to Law. 

John Harvey William Rutherford & John Beard are appointed to View the 
way where a road is Petitioned for by Henry Bell & other's & it is Ordered 
that they make Report to the Next Court the Convenience or inconvenience 
thereof. 

On the Motion Robert Davis leave is granted him to Clear a Bridleway from 
Opposite to Davis's Mill Creek Into Boyds Road. 

Present Zachs. Isbel Gentl. Absent Matthew Talbot Gent. 

[p. 54] Mathew Talbot admr. of Nicholas Haile Dec'd Plaintif against 
Augustine Hawkins Defendant In Case. This day came the Plaintif by his 
Attorney and there upon a Jury to wit, Samuel Drake, David Irvine, James 
Turner, James Walker, Thomas Walker, Jeremiah Yarbrough, John Quarles, 
James Wilson, James Callaway, George Rust, Stephen Chinalt & William 
Boyd being sworn well & Truly to Enquire of Damages in the Suit upon their 
Oaths do day that the Plaintiff hath sustained Damages by Occasion of the 
Defendants breach of the Promise & assumption in the Declaration Mentioned 
to £14 besides his Costs, Therefore it is Considered by the Court that the 
Plaintif recovered against the said Defendant his Damages aforesaid assessed 
and his Costs by him about his Suit in this Behalf Expended and the said 
Defendant in Mercy &ca and it is Ordered that the sherif sell one Prayer Book 
by him Attachment and Apply the same towards Satisfying this Judgment & 
Costs & make return threof to the Court. 

Present Matthew Talbot Gent. 

Andrew Jones Plaintiff against Samuel Drake Defendant In Case. This day 
came the Parties by their Attornies and thereupon came also a Jury, to wit, 
Richard Turner, David Irvine, James Turner, James Walker, Thomas Walker, 
Jeremiah Yarbrough, John Quarles, James Wilson, James Callaway, George 
Rust, Stephen Chinalt 

[p. 55] and William Boyd who being Elected tryed and Sworn the truth to 
Speak upon the Issue Joined upon their Oaths do say that the Defendant did 
Assume upon himself in Manner and form aforesaid as the Plaintiff against 
him hath Declared and they do Assess the Plaintiffs Damages by Occation of 
the Defendants non Performance of that Assumption to £15. S3. d8 besides his 
Costs. Therefore it is Considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover 
against the said Defendant his Damages aforesaid in form aforesaid Assessed 
& his Costs by him in this Behalf Expended and the Defendant in Mercy &ca. 



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John [Anthony] Plaintiff against Benjamin Arnold Defendant In Case. For 
reasons appearing to the Court his suit is Ordered to be Dismissed & it is 
Considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant 
his Costs by him about his suit in this Behalf Expended & the said Defendant 
in Mercy &ce. 

A Dedimus postake Privy acknoweldgment of the right of Dower of Margerry 
Orrick in a Certain Tract of Land Conveyed by an Indenture by her said 
Husband to William Stone together with a receipt thereon Indorsed Ordred are 
to be Recorded. 

Irvine Patteson Plaintiff against Arthur Duff Defendant In Debt. The Plaintiff 
failing to appear to Prosecute his suit is Ordered to be Dismissed. 

Ordered that the Court be adjourned 'till Court in Course. 

Signed Richard Callaway 

[p. 56] At a Court held for Bedford County at the Courthouse on Monday 
the 24th day of February 1755 and in the XXrVUIIth year of the Reign of 
our Sovereign Lord George the second. 

Present Mathew Talbot 
William Callaway 
Zach. Isbel 
& Saml. Hairston Gent. 

Matthew Talbot & Charles Talbot are appointed Commissioners to Attend to 
the Surveyor of this County & the County of Lunenburgh on the 24th day of 
March Next in Runing the dividing Line Between this County Lunenburgh & 
Albemare agreeable to an Act of Assembly in that case made and Provided and 
that the Court of Albemarle have Notice of the time Appointed in Order for 
their appointing Commissioners to attend in runing the Line on their Part. 

On the Motion of Joseph Ray Gent, for Leave to bui[l]d a Water Grist Mill 
on Otter River Ordered that the sherif Summon a Jury to Value an Acre of 
Land belonging to George White on the North side the said River adjoining the 
said Rays Land & it is Ordered that they make report thereof the next Court. 

On the Motion of John Talbot a Witness for Daniel Landers in his suit against 
John Phelps it is Ordered that he Pay the said Talbot for two day[s] 
Attendance and for twice travelling 55 Miles According to Law. 

William Arther is appointed Surveyor of the Road whereof Sackfield Mahone 
was late Surveyor & it is Ordered that he together with all the hands that 
Assisted the said Sacfield on the said Road do forth Clear & keep the same in 
Repair according to Law. 



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[p. 57] Ordered that the Court be adjourned 'till tomorrow Morning 10 'O 
Clock. 

Signed Mathew Talbot 

At a Court Continued & held for Bedford County at the Courthouse on 
Tuesday the 25th day of February 1755 and in the XXVIIIth year of the 
Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the second. 

Present Matthew Talbot 

William Callaway 

Zachariah Isbel 

& Samuel Hairstone Gent. Justices 

Clement Read Plaintiff against John Richardson Defendant In Case. The 
Parties having agreed the Difference Between them Subsisting this Suit is 
Ordered to be Dismissed. 

Richard Womack assignee of Benjamin Orrick who was assignee of Charles 
Talbot Plaintiff against William Hayse Defendant In Debt. The Defendant 
failing to [feild] Special Bail and the Attachment awarded at the Last Court 
against his Estate being returned Executed on one Iron Chain on the Motion 
of the Plaintiff by his Attorney it is Considered by the Court that the Plaintif 
recover Against the said Defendt. £37.S10 Current Money the Debt in the 

[p. 58] Declaration Mentioned & his Costs by him about his suit in this Behalf 
Expended and the said Defendant in Mercy &c. But this Judgment except as 
to the Costs is to be Discharged by the Payment of £18.S15 Current Money 
together with Interest for the same to be Computed after the rate of 5 per 
Centum per Annum from the 1st day of November 1752 'till the time of 
Payment and the Costs. And it is Ordered the sherif make Sale of the Attached 
Chain according to Law and apply the Money arising from the said Sale 
towards satisfying this Judgment & Costs. 

Bonds P[laintiff] against Anthony Defendant. The Plaintiff failing to appear 
to Prosecute his Suit it is Ordered to be Dismissed. 

James Hewey Plaintiff against John Wallock Deft, on a Petition. This day 
came the Petitioner by his Attorney and the Defendant being solemnly Called 
& not appearing to gainsay the Justness of the Petitioners Demand Therefore 
it is Considered by the Court that the said Petitioner £2.S4.d3 and his Costs 
by him about his suit in this behalf Expended and a La[w]yers fee. 

James Hughey assignee of Robert Tate Petitioner against John Welch 
Defendant on a Petition. This [day] came the Petitioner by his Attorney 

[p. 59] & the Defendant being solemnly Called & not appearing to gainsay the 
Justness of the Petitioners Demand it is considered by the Court that the said 



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Petitioner recover against the said Defendant £2 & his Costs by him about his 
suit in this Behalf Expended & a Lawyers fee. 

James Hewey Assignee of Robert Tate Petitioner against John Welch 
Defendant on a Petition. This day came the Petitioner by his Attorney and the 
Defendant being Solemnly call'd and not appearing to gainsay the Justness of 
the Petitioners Demand, Therefore it is Considered by the Court that the said 
Petition[er] Recover against the said Defendant the sum of £2 Current Money 
and his Costs by him about his Suit in that behalf Expended and a Lawyers 
fee. 

Nathaniel Patterson Plaintiff agst. Thomas Jones Defendant in Case. The 
Sheriff having made Return the Defendant is no Inhab[it]ant of this County, 
it is Order'd that the suit abate. 

Paul Chiles Assee. of James Johnson Petitioner agst. Micajah Terrel Defendant 
on a Petition. The Parties having agreed the Differences between tham 
Subsisting this suit is Ordered to be Dismiss'd. 

Ordered that Robert Baber, John Wilson, John Thomas, George Thomas, 
Francis Pollard and John Phelps and their Male Labouring Tithables be added 
to the Hands that Work on the Road from the fish dam on Otter River to the 
Dirt Bridge at the uper end of the Long Mountain. 

Robert Baber Gent, is appointed Surveyor of the Road from Otter River to the 
Church and it is Ordered that all the Hands who were formerly appointed by 

[p. 60] Lunenburgh Court do forthwith Clear and Keep the same in Repair 
according to Law. 

William Callaway Gent, is appointed Surveyor of the Road Leading from the 
Church to the Courthouse and it is Ordered that he Together with all the 
Hands formerly appointed by Lunenburgh Court to work on the said Road do 
forthwith Clear and Keep the same in Repair according to Law. 

William Callaway Gent, is appointed to imploy a Workman to Build a Pillory, 
Stocks and Whip[p]ing Post for this County for which he is to be Allowed at 
Laying the next Levie. 

Robert Baber one of the Gentlemen Mentioned in the Comission of Peace for 
this County came into Court and took the Oaths appointed by Act of 
Parliament to be Taken instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremisy and 
the Abjuration Oath and Repeated and Subscribed the Teste and then took the 
Oath of a Justice of the Peace and of the County Court in Chancery. 

Present Robert Baber, Gent. 



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Ordered that the sherif of this County Colect the Law Books belonging to the 
County from those Persons who were formerly in the Commission of the 
Peace for this County. 

Messrs. Chiswell, Donald & Gist Plaintiff against John Anthony & James 
Wilson Deft, in Debt. This day came as well the Plaintiffs by their Attorney 
as the Defendant John Anthony in his Proper Person and the Defendant 
acknowledging the Plaintiffs action, Therefor it is Considered that the said 
Plaintiff Recover against the said Defendant £55.S4.d5 the Debt in the 
Declaration Mentioned and their Costs by them about their Suits in that Behalf 
Expended and the said Defendant in Mercy &a. But his Judgment is to be 
Discharged by Payment of f27.S12.d2y2 

[p. 61] Current Money Together with Interest for the same to be Computed 
after the Rate of 5 per Centum per Annum from the 1 1th day of June 1752 to 
the time of Payment and the Costs to the said Plaintiff by their Attorneys say 
they will not further Prosecute this suit against the Defendant James Wilson, 
therefore as to the said Wilson it is Ordered to be Dismiss'd. 

James Mitchell Plaintiff against Edward Watts Senr. & Edwards Junr. 
Defendants in Debt. This day came the Parties by their Attorney and 
thereupon came also a Jury, to wit. James Drake, Henry Bunch, David 
Dalton, John Quarles, Stephen Chinalt, Paul Chiles, Francis Callaway, 
William Verdeman, Benjamin Orrick, Jeremiah Yarbrough, James Wilson & 
David Watkins who being Elected Tryed and Sworn the truth to Speak, upon 
the Issue Joined upon their oaths do say that the said Defendt. doth owe the 
Plaintiff £10.S7.d2 Current Money Therefore it is Considered by the Court 
that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant the said sum of £10.S7.d2 
Current Money and His Costs by him about his suit in this Behalf Expended 
& the said Defendants in Mercy &c. 

On the Motion of Alexander Mackie, by Clement Read his Attorney Judgmt. 
is granted him against Joseph Ray Gent, sheriff of this County for £3.Sll.d5 
and 89 lbs. of Nett Tobacco; and 7 shillings & 6 pence or 75 lbs. Tobacco for 
the Amount of an Execution by him Levied for the said Mackie on Thomas 
Geddy, & Costs But the said Alexander Mackie acknowledges to have recived 
in Part of the said Execution £2.S15.dl. 

On the Motion of David Caldwell by Clement Read his Attorney Judgment is 
granted against Joseph Ray Gent, sheriff of this County for 18 shillings and 

4 Pence together with Interest for the same to be Computed after the Rate of 

5 per Centum per Annum from the 24th day of June 1754 to the time of 
Payment 

[p. 62] and 112 lbs. of Nett Tobacco; and 7 shillings & 6 pence or 75 lbs. of 
Nett Tobacco for the Amount of an Execution Levied for the said William 
Caldwell on John Phillip Weaver and the Costs for this Motion. But the said 



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William Caldwell acknowledged to have Recived of the said Execution the sum 
of 7 shillings & 6 pence. [It appears that 10 lbs. of Nett Tobacco was worth 
1 Shilling or 200 lbs. Nett Tobacco was worth £1]. 

Edward Franklin Plaintiff against William Bumpass Defendant in Debt. The 
Defendant failing to appear to Prosecute his suit it is Ordered to be Dismiss'd. 

John Orr Plaintiff against Jea Atkins Defendant on a Petition. This day came 
the Petitioner by his Attorney and the said Defendant being solemnly call'd 
and not Appearing to gainsay the Justness of the Petitioners Demand Therefore 
it is Considered by the Court that the Petitioner Recover against the said 
Defendant the sum of £1.S5 Current Money and his Costs by him about the 
suit in this Behalf Expended and a Lawyers fee. 

John Anthony Plaintiff against Benjamin Orrick Defendant in Case. The 
Parties having agreed the Deference between them Subsisting this suit is 
Ordered to be Dismiss'd. 

William Cabell Plaintiff against Henry Cockerham Defendant in Debt. The 
Defendant failing to appear to Prosecute his suit it is Ordered to be Dismiss'd. 

[p. 63] Upon the Presentment of the Grand Jury against Sackvile Mahone for 
not Keeping a Road in Repair whereof he is Surveyor his Excuse being heard 
it is Considered by the Court that he forfeit and Pay to the Church Wardens 
of Russel Parrish where the said Offence was Committed 15 shillings or 150 
lbs. of Tobacco for the said Offence and that he pay the Costs of this 
Prosecution and may be Taken &ca. 

Upon the Presentment of the grand Jury against Edward Mobberly for not 
Keeping a road in Repair whereof he is Surveyor his Excuse being heard it is 
Considered by the Court that he forfeit and Pay to the Church wardens of 
Russel Parish where the Offence was Comitted 15 shillings or 150 lbs. of 
Tobacco for the said Offence and that he Pay the costs of this Prosecution and 
may be Taken &ca. 

John Peter Sailing Petitioner against Thomas Pitman Defendant on a Petition. 
This day came the Parties by their Attornies and the Argument[s] heard on 
both sides, Whereupon it is Considered by the Court that the said Petitioner] 
recover against the said Defendant the sum of £2.S18.d4 and his Costs by him 
about his suit in this Behalf Expended and Lawyers fee. 

Joseph Ray Gent, sherif of Bedford County Plaintiff against Henry Smith 
Defendant in Case. This day came Plaintiff by his Attorney and there upon 
a Jury, to wit, Samuel Drake, Henry Bunch, David Dalton, John Quarles, 
Stephen Chinalt, Paul Chiles, Francis Callaway, William Verdiman, Benjamin 
Orrick, Jeremiah Yarbro[ugh], James Wilson & David Watkins who being 
sworn Deligently to inquire of Damages in this suit upon there oaths do say 
that the Plaintiff has Sustain'd Damages by Occasion of the non Proformance 



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of the Assumption in the Declaration Specified to £9.S9.dl l A besides his Costs 
Therefore 

[p. 64] it is Considered by the Court that the Plaintiff Recover against the said 
Defendant and Wiliam Hayse who was Return' d Security for the Appearance 
of the said Defendant and his Damages aforesaid Assess 's and his Costs by 
him in this Behalf Expended and the said Defendant in Mercy &ca. 

Joseph Ray Plaintiff against Pharoah Reyley, John Partree Burks, William 
Kerr & Henry Bunch Defendants in Case. This day came the Plaintiff by his 
Attorney and therupon a Jury, to wit, Samuel Drake, David Dalton, John 
Quarles, Stephen Chinalt, Paul Chiles, Francis Callaway, Benjamin Orrick, 
Jeremiah Yarbro[ugh], James Wilson, David Watkins, John Richardson & 
John Turner who being Elected tryed and Sowrn well and Truly to enquire of 
Damages in this suit upon their Oaths do say that the Plaintiff has Sustained 
Damages by Occasion of the Defendant non Proformance a Certain Writings 
Obligatory on the Declaration Mentioned and they Assess the Plaintiffs 
Damages by Occation thereof to £2.S15.d4 besides his Costs. Therefore it is 
Considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant 
and John Sutton and Edward Watts who were Returned Security for the 
Appearance of the said Defendants his Damages aforesaid Assess 's and his 
Costs by him about his suit in this behalf Expended and the said Defendnat in 
Mercy &ca. 

Robert Baber Plaintiff against Thomas Snow & John Richardson Defendants 
in Debt. This [day] came the Plaintiff by his Attorney an[d] the Defendant 
Richardson in his Proper Person and the said Defendant acknowledging the 
Plaintiffs Action and the Defendant Snow failing to find Special Bond and the 
Attachment awarded at the Last Court 

[p. 65] Returned on a Clogg. On the Motion of the Plaintiff by his Attorney, 
it is Considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said 
Defendant the sum of £26.S10 the Debt in the Declaration Mentioned and his 
Costs by him about his suit in this Behalf Expended and the said Defd. in 
Mercy &ca. But the Judgment is to be Discharged by the Payment of £13.S5 
Current Money, together with Interest for the same to be Computed after the 
Rate of 5 per Centum per Annum from the 1st day of May 1752 to the time 
of Payment and the Costs & it is Ordered that the sale of the Attached Clogg 
and Apply the Money arising from such Sale towards paying this Judgment 
and Costs and make return thereof to the Court and the Plaintiff acknowledges 
to have receved of this Judgment on the 28th day of October 1754 the sum of 
£2.S17.d7. 

Charles McLaughlin Assignee of John Thomson Petitioner against Richard 
Woodward Defendant on a Petition. The Petitioner failing to Appear to 
Prosecute his suit it is Ordered to be Dismissed. 



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James Fear Petitioner against Thomas Hurt Defendant on a Petition. The 
Petitioner failing to appear to Prosecute his suit it is Order'd to be Dismiss'd. 

George Rust Complainant against Lewis Atkins Defendant on an Attachment. 
The Plaintiff failing to Appear to Prosecute his Suit it is Ordered to be 
Dismissed. 

On the Motion of George White his Ear Mark, to wit, a Swallow fork in the 
Left Ear and half Moon under it and a Slit in the Right Ear is Ordered to be 
Recorded. 

[p. 66] William Callaway Gent. Assignee of John Williams having Obtained an 
Attachment against the Estate of William Miller and the sheriff having 
Returned that he had Executed the same on 6 Horses and the said William 
Miller was Solemnly call'd but did not Appear Therefore it is Considered by 
the Court that the said William Callaway recover against the said Defendant 
£20 and his Costs by him in this Behalf Expended and the said Defendant in 
Mercy &ca. and it is Ordered that the sherif sell the Defendants Estate by him 
Attached according to Law and Pay the Judgment and Costs and Return the 
Ballance (if any) to the said Miller and Make Return thereof to the Court. 

On the Motion of Matthew Talbot Gent, his Ear mark (to wit) 2 Smooth 
Croops is Ordered to be Recorded. 

On the Motion of William Callaway Gent, his Ear mark (to wit) a Crop and 
a Slit in Each Ear is Ordered to be Recorded. 

Ordered that the Court be adjourn'd 'till Court in Course. 

Sign'd Matthew Talbot 



to be continued 



Published here with the kind permission of the Archives and Records Division, 
The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. 



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Prince Edward County 

Family Research 



Descendants of Joseph/Elizabeth Berry, 1750 to 1850 

Submitted by Nell C. Hailey and Roger G. Ward 

Joseph Berry, first found in Prince Edward records in the 1770's with a land 
purchase near the village of Jamestown, and Sailors (Saylers) Creek, in the 
northeastern part of the county, and his wife Elizabeth — identified in 1805 
deed records — are known to have at least 10 children (4 sons, 6 daughters). 
Both of the authors descend from a daughter, Mary (who married Josiah 
Sharpe), whose son Thomas H. Sharpe moved to Buckingham County about 
1815. Due to the scarcity of records in Buckingham, a "burned records" 
county, we have focused on adjacent counties to "piece together" the ancestral 
families. The senior author [Roger G. Ward], living in Fredericksburg, 
Virginia, has made many visits to courthouses, church cemeteries, and 
libraries in Amelia, Prince Edward, Cumberland and Goochland counties (as 
well as The Library of Virginia) to find "pieces of the puzzle;" the junior 
author [Nell C. Hailey], living in Chandler, Arizona, has enjoyed evaluation 
of the various materials uncovered and serving as both an "interpreter" and 
"devils advocate" in the process. The material presented below is to be 
considered a summary of research thus far, and by no means the "final word." 
Since several of our conclusions have come from multiple documents, a list of 
sources is listed at the end of the article. Interested readers are encouraged 
to examine these same documents — should other interpretations be possible. 

ANCESTRY OF JOSEPH AND ELIZABETH BERRY. Although the 
"convenient" parents of Joseph Berry would be found in Amelia County as 
early as the 1730's — being Thomas and Catherine Berry — no solid evidence 
exists. (In fact, Mrs. Dorothy A. Koenig of California, editor of Berry 
Bulletin, has concluded that "our" Joseph was not a son of Thomas Berry of 
Amelia County who died in Kentucky in 1824.) Although the International 
Genealogical Index (IGI) lists Elizabeth's maiden name as "Shaver" or 
"Sheaffer," we have not been able to document this. 

TWO GENERATIONS OF DESCENDANTS. Summarized below are each 
of the 10 children, and the information on their families we have collected thus 
far. Joseph Berry's will was written 22 December 1808, a codocil added 16 
May 1812, and probated in Prince Edward County 19 May 1812 {Prince 
Edward County Will Book, Volume 4, page. 334); other resources included the 
Prince Edward Marriage Registers, Birth and Death Registers, Deed Books, 



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and Court Order Books. {When source material from counties other than 
Prince Edward is referred to, the county is identified} . 

1: THOMAS BERRY. Married Mary (Bond) Hawkins, 18 April 1793. In 
1837 living outside of Virginia. 

2: ELIZABETH BERRY. Married Johnathon Mason, 9 February- 1792. 
Apparently a widow by 1815. Married Joseph Gray in Henrico County, 
17 June 1816. Living in Goochland County, 1837. Children included: 
A.) Sally Mason — m. Peter Walker in Goochland County, 16 January 
1815; B.) Maria Mason— m. Daniel W. Carter in Goochland County, 22 
December 1829. 

3: SARAH/SALLY BERRY. Married Johnathon Cressey, 31 December 
1795. Married Davis Green, 20 June 1814. Living in Prince Edward 
County in 1837. Son William Cressey mentioned in Joseph Berry will in 
1808. 

4: JOSEPH H. BERRY, Junior. Born about 1786, died 1866. Married 
Isabella Ellington, 27 April 1810. She was born about 1778, died 25 
December 1853. Children included: A.) Mary A. Berry. Married 
William Hardaway, 11 November 1833. Their children included 1) 
Henrietta Hardaway — born 1844, died 10 January 1896 at Rodophil, 
Jetersville, Amelia County; m. James Brooken Enroughty; 2) Martha 
Alice Hardaway — born 2 September, 1842 and died 30 January 1893 at 
Rodophil, Jetersville, Amelia County; m. John W. Taylor in Amelia 
County, 20 April 1864; their children included Matthew James Taylor, 
Eva Ann Taylor, Henry Ashby Taylor, Lula (Mary Louisa?) Taylor, and 
Willis (William T.?) Taylor. B.) Joseph J. Berry. Born 1819; m. "E. 
F." before 1859. Children included Pattie E. Berry, born 1859, died after 
1910, m. Sylvester Meador 18 February 1875; her children can be found 
in 1926 and 1927 Deed Book transactions. 

5. PETER BERRY. Married Elizabeth Robins 4 January 1794. Later moved 

to Botetourt County; apparently living outside of Virginia in 1837. 
Children included: A) Joseph Hardy Berry — born 1803, m. Rebecca 
Deyerle 8 November 1831 in Montgomery County, died 1867 in Putnam 
County, Missouri; B) Pliny Berry, m. Mary Irby 29 October 1834 in 
Botetourt County; and C) Frances L/(0?) Berry, m. Samuel Neighbors 8 
May 1817 in Charlotte County. {Provided by descendant Mrs. Dorothea 
Donnelly, 1509 Highland Road, Roswell, NM 88201.} 

6. JOHN BERRY. Apparently never married. Enlisted in 10th Regiment of 

U.S. Army on 11 May 1812. Court Order Book of November Court, 
1818 included testimony of his commanding officer, Captain Emmanuel 
J. Leigh that John Berry served under him as an orderly and good soldier 
until his death at or near Plattsburg (New York?) in service of the U.S. 



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7. MARY BERRY. Died after 1837 in Prince Edward County. Married 

Josiah Sharp, 16 May 1785. Children included: A.) Elizabeth Sharp, m. 
Francis D. Atwell 17 May 1813; B.) Sussanna Sharp — m. William 
Foster 31 December 1807; C.) Polly Sharp — m. Ambrose R. Wright 16 
September 1816; D.) Thomas H. Sharp — m. Mary A. Mann 6 September 
1815 — they moved to her father's (John Mann — d 1815) land in 
Buckingham County, having 10 children, including 1) Elizabeth Sharp, 2) 
John B. Sharp — m. Nancy Palmer Guthrie, 3) Rebecca Sharp, 4) George 

E. Sharp, 5) Nancy Sharp, 6) Margaret H. Sharp — m. Thomas R. 
Jimmerson/Jamison, 7) Virginia H. Sharp — m. Beverly Richard Jamison, 
8) Susan Sharp — m. Bartlett Whitlow, 9) Josiah T. Sharp — m. Arriania 

F. Stinson, and 10) Martha Sharpe — m. Hays Whitlow; E.) Jane Sharp 

— m. Isaac W. Wade 8 December 1820; F.) Joseph Berry Sharp — m. 
Mary Alice Morton — they moved to Charlotte County, having sons 1) 
John Morton Sharp, and 2) Josiah Franklin Sharp; and G.) Rebecca Sharp 

- m. John D. Waddill 25 November 1831. 

8. LUCY BERRY. Living in Prince Edward County in 1837. Married 

Thomas Berry 4 August 1800. Children included A.) Wingfield Berry. 

9. JANE BERRY. Living in Prince Edward County in 1837. Married 

Pleasant Ellington 21 June 1807. 

10. ANN BERRY. Died by 1797. Married John Pillow/Piller 29 November 
1792. Children included: A.) John Piller, living at time of Joseph Berry 
will in 1808; and B.) Joseph B. Piller — m. Martha T. Smith 1817 in 
Amelia County, moved to Maury County, Tennessee, about 1820, d. 
Henry County, Tennessee, 1846. {per letter in 1983 from J. D. Walker of 
Paris, Tennessee, to Mrs. D. Donnelly} 

SOURCES 

Amelia County, VA, 1885 Deed Book, Volume 31, p. 492. 

Amelia County, VA, 1901 Will Book, Volume 23, p. 57. 

Prince Edward County, VA, 1818 Court Order Book, Volume 19, p. 112. 

Prince Edward County, VA, 1837 Court Order Book, Volume 24, p. 52. 

Prince Edward County, VA, 1804 Deed Book, Volume 12, p. 239. 

Prince Edward County, VA, 1838 Deed Book, Volume 27, p. 375. 

Prince Edward County, VA, 1885 Deed Book, Volume 36, p. 492. 

Prince Edward County, VA, Marriage Bonds, 1754 to 1850 (Family History 

Library Microfilm Reel #33254). 
Prince Edward County, VA, 1816 Will Book, Volume 4, p. 334. 



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Dinwiddie County 

Bible Records 



Two Family Bibles from WPA Inventory 

Transcribed by Christopher M. Hooper 

Hargrave-Pegram Bible 

Research performed by Mamie Fraser, Route #2, Dinwiddie, Virginia, July 22, 
1936. 

Subject: Inscriptions in Bible owned by Mrs. Henrietta Boisseau. 

Location: On the Court House Road 5 miles south of Dinwiddie Courthouse, 
Virginia. 

Date: 1782 

Owners: Owned by Mrs. Henrietta Boisseau. 

Description: This is an old leather-bound Bible. 

Historical Significance: 

Robert Pegram was born December the 8th, 1782. 

Mary Simmons Hardaway, wife of Robert Pegram, was born June 19th, 

1786. 
Isham Eppes Hargrave was born January 23rd 1797. 
Henrietta Pegram, wife of Isham E. Hargrave, was born April 27th 1807. 
Names and births of the children of Isham Epps Hargrave and Henrietta 

Pegram, his wife: 

Robert Epps Hargrave bora September 1, 1822. 

James Spooner Hargrave born July 1, 1825. 

Mary Jane Epps Hargrave bora October the 29th, 1827. 

Thomas Edward Hargrave born Spetember 29, 1829. 

Sarah Ann Hargrave born September 18, 1831. 

Virginia Branch Hargrave bora November 5, 1833. 

Martha Eliza Hargrave born January 29, 1836. 

William Epps Hargrave born May 1, 1838. 

Indiana Hargrave born May 25, 1840. 

Isham Epps Hargrave bora September 11, 1842. 

Emmett Pegram Hargrave born July 21, 1845. 

Thomas Peterson Wilbur Prain Hargrave born August 25, 1847. 



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Deaths: Robert Pegram died April 16, 1824. 
Mary Jane Winfree died August 1833. 
Robert Eps Hargrave died October 9, 1822. 
Sarah Ann Hargrave August 1833. 
Thomas E. Hargrave August 1, 1830. 
William Eps Hargrave March 18, 1839. 
James S. Hargrave August 1, 1830. 
Virginia Branch Hargrave September 26, 1843. 
Indiana Hargrave May 27, 1845. 

Henrietta Hargrave, wife of Isham E. Hargrave departed this life in peace 
December 29, 1849. 

Sources of Information: 

Mrs. Henrietta Boisseau, Dinwiddie, Virginia. 
Records themselves. 



Eli Totty Genealogy 

Research performed by Gladys C. Branch, RFD #4, Petersburg, Virginia, 
March 3, 1937. 

Subject: Eli Totty Genealogy 

Location: About 60 feet west of Petersburg, Virginia on Route #460, on the 
south side of the road. 

Date: 1823. 

Owners: Mr. George Winfield Brockwell. 

Description: This material was taken from the remains of an old family Bible 
which was in very bad condition. 

Historical Significance: 

Births. 

George Mitchel Totty son of Eli Totty and Leonora his wife was born May 

28th. 1850. 
Elenora Totty daughter of Eli Totty and Leonora his wife was born on the 

26th. August 1852. 
Eli Totty was born January 1st. 1827. 
Emma Jane Totty was born on the 7th. day of Feb. 1860. 
Mary Elizabeth Totty Daughter of Ely & Leonora Totty Born June 20th. 

1857. 
Mary Heath Lee was born November 30th. 1837. 
Leonora Frances Daughter of Eli & Leonora Totty was born November 

28th. 1854. 



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Leonora Lee was born Decemebr 10th. 1823. 
Deaths. 

George M. Totty Son of Leonora Totty. Died Oc the 14, 1894 Aged 41 

years. 
Ellenoria Daughter of Eli Totty & Leonora his wife died July 21 1854. 
Eli Totty Born the First day of January 1827. An died the 11 of October 

1866. 
Emma Jane Totty was born on the 7th. Day of February 1860. Died on the 

22nd. of August 1860. 
Leonora Totty wife of Eli Totty Died April the 7 1891. Aged 67. 
Mary Ann Lee the wife of Richard Lee Aged 60 years died in the year 

1861. 
Mary Heath Lee Died July 21st. 1853. 
Richard Lee Borne 1797. March 21st. Died 1860 Aug. 14. 

Marriages. 

Eli Totty and Leonora Lee was married December 28th. 1848. 
W. B. Brockwell and Leonora F. Totty was Married April 9th., 1878. 
Sources of Information: 

Informant: George Winfield Brockwell, RFD #1, Petersburg, Virginia. 
Exact copy of material as given above. 

These family Bible records were originally transcribed as part of the Works 
Progress Administration of Virginia Historical Inventory, Dinwiddle County, and 
are contained on Film 509, Reel 9, Archives and Records Division, The Library 
of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. They are printed here with permission. 




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Chesterfield, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Mecklenburg , 
Nottoway, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Surry, and 
Sussex counties 



Bible Records 



The James Anderson Bible 

Submitted by John Hale Stutesman 



James Anderson, born 3 March 1803 in Chesterfield County, Virginia, died 14 
July 1860 in Union Parish, Louisiana, wrote an extensive "Family Record" in 
his Holy Bible, which, he noted, had been "Given to James Anderson by his 
Father, Thomas." a 

That record opened with a dramatic description: 

"Great Grandfather of James Anderson on foregoing page an 
englishman, left school on account of scant diet & migrated to 
America" 

That man, also a "James" Anderson, married Mary Jordan before July 1715 
when "George Jordan Senr. & Mary his wife of Surry County, Virginia" 
conveyed land to "Mary Anderson, wife of James Anderson of Surry 
County." b He prospered there, married a second wife, Rebecca Cook c and 
signed his will there in January 1750/51. d 

His great grandson takes up this tale: 

"His sons 1st by Miss Jourdan: 

Thomas (b) lived in Dinwiddie county Va. 

Jourdan (c) " " Chesterfield " 

James (a) " " Savannah Geo. 

John Notaway (Co.) Va. 

Faith (married) Peleg Fergurson (lived) Notaway " Va. 
and by a 2nd wife: 

William Vi brother Dinwiddie " Va. 
& daughters Moss & sister 



a Bible published New York "for the Methodist Episcopal Church" 1834, now in possession of 

Douglas Anderson, 1017 Hollyberry Court, Brandon, Florida, 33511. 

b Surry County, Virginia, Deed Book 5, p. 241 

c Surry County, Virginia, Deeds, Wills 1738-1754, p. 250 

d Ibid p. 772. 



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The chronicler then ran out those lines: 

(b) Thomas had (by 3 wives (1 Kehrenhappuck) 

Robin & Jourdan both deaf and dumb who moved west. 
Lucy Gibbs 

Lucy by Harod had [?] 
Lydia Elder [Jackson, Boon] [lived in] Monroe [county] Geo[rgia] 

[Editor's Note: Lydia was apparently married three times — to Elder, 
Jackson, and Boon] 

Lydia by 1 [Elder?] had Robert, Neuman 

(c) Jourdans sons by Mary Watkins 

1st Edward Anderson [married] . Susan Oliver 

2nd Charles Ann Allen 

3rd died in childhood 

4th John Fergurson 

5th James Susan Brown 

6th David Lucy Horsley 

7th Doctor unmarried died 

8th Jourdan Margaret Easter 

9th Thomas Elizabeth Owen 

10th Nathan Mariana Mayo 

The lives of Jordan and Mary (Watkins) Anderson, her lineage, and their 
childrens' lives are recounted in much detail in my book, Some Watkins Families 
of Virginia and their Kin:.. (Gateway Press, Baltimore, 1989) The accuracy of 
the Bible record is substantiated by the official records that Edward Anderson 
married Susannah Oliver in 1775 in Sussex County, Virginia; Charles Anderson 
made bond in Cumberland County, Virginia, in 1789 for his marriage to Anna 
Allen; James Anderson made bond in Charlotte County, Virginia, in 1785 for 
his marriage to Susannah Brown; David Anderson married Lucy Horsley in 
1785 in Prince Edward County, Virginia; "Doctor" Anderson died unmarried 
in 1785 in Chesterfield County, Virginia; Jordan Anderson made bond in 1785 
in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, for his marriage to Margaret Easter; Nathan 
Anderson made bond in Chesterfield County, Virginia, in 1785 for his marriage 
to Marianna Mayo. 

The Bible record continues: 

(c) Jourdan [Anderson] his Wife [was] Mary Watkins daughter of Edward 
Watkins of Powhattan, Va. his [Jordan's] mother [was] his father's 1st 
wife [who] was a Miss Jourdan. 

Only a brief and uncertain note fills the space in the "Family Record" for the 
descendants of James Anderson, third son of James and Mary (Jordan) 
Anderson: 



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(a) sons } of James 

daughters } 

grandson } Th. W. [Anderson] of Twiggs Cr 

grandaughters } sam Murvain Prince Williams Parish 

Beaufort District] S.C. 

[Editor's Note: On another page of the bible is a listing for Thomas 
Washington Anderson, birth date illegible, who married 
Margaret A., born Sept. 12 th 1847, on Nov. 11 th 1863. His 
9 children and their birth dates from 1864 through 1884 are 
listed, but many are illegible.] 

(d) John [Anderson, fourth son of James and Mary Jordan Anderson] had 3 sons 
and 9 daughters viz Armstead, William & Allen. Sylla Hawk, Polly 
Nichols, Katy Vaughn, Susan Vaughn, Sally Harp, Patsy May, Hannah, 
Lucy & Betsy Anderson 

Faithy Fergurson [daughter of James and Mary Jordan Anderson] had children 
Mary, John, Delphy, Betsy, William, Lucy 

The chronicler then turned to the grandchildren of Jordan and Mary (Watkins) 
Anderson: 

1st son Edward had children 



Oliver, unmarried 




Thomas 


[married] 


Brock & Bibb 


Watkins 


" 


Branch 


Nancy 


" 


Blankenship 


Lucy 


" 


Maxy 


Sally 


it 


Hughes 


Betsy 


" 


Browder 


Rebecca 


" 


Anderson 


2nd Son Charles had childrer 


i 


Carey 


[married] 


Hamlet 


Daniel 






Nancy 


" 


Hightower 


Polly 


" 


Slaughter 


Elizabeth 


" 


Hamblet 


Sally 


n 


Hamner 



4th son John had children 

William [married] Rud 

James, Jourdan, Lydia, Faithy, & 2 other daughters Betsy, Lucy 



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5th son James had children 
Charles, James, Richard, 
Rebecca [married] Thompkins 
Mary Gorham 

& others dead 

6th son David had children 

Tarleton [married] Sally Davenport 
Ledbetter [?perhaps this is Tarleton 's 1st wife?] 
Thomas [married] Bradley 
Catharine Leigh 

William, James & others 



8th son Jourdan had children 

Thomas [married] F. Shans [Shaw] 

Matthew B. Johns 

Mary Bailey 

Betsy Blankenship & Tucker 

9th son T(h)omas Anderson & Elizabeth Owen had children viz: 

James [married] P. N. Beall maiden, widow Gardner 

Armelle 

Daniel Beauford 

Mary Harris 

Eliza Paschall 

Thomas Anna G. Allen 

10th son (Nathan) had children 



John [married] Davis 


William 


Anderson 


Peyton 




George 


Row 


Beverly 


Sturdivant 


Philip 


S. Sparrow 


Polly 


Watkins 


Martha 


Woodfin 


Maria 


Williams 


Lucena 


Harrison 



James Anderson returned to his own line: 

[Father] Thomas Anderson Born April 1 st 1762 

[Mother] Elizabeth Anderson, daughter of John & Armelle Owen, born 

June 1st 1776 
James Anderson Born March 3 d 1803 



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[A handwritten note then states: This Book Given to James Anderson by his 
Father (Thomas)] 

He then concentrated on his own family: 

James & Priscilla Neal Anderson were married on thursday 7 th Jany 1836 
Priscilla N. Anderson, wife of J. A. [was] Born June 28 th 1810 

J & P. N. A.'s children 

1 st Mary Alethea Anderson was born (friday) December 9 th 1836 

2 nd Thomas Watkins Anderson was born (wensday) September 19 th 1838 

3 rd John Owen Anderson was born (thursday) July 23 1840 

4 th Grant James Anderson was born (thursday) November 3 rd 1842 

Amanda E. Anderson 2 nd wife of James was born May 24 th 1819 

James & Amanda Elizabeth Anderson were married 9 th Oct. 1857 on friday. 

Dealing with the deaths, James Anderson recorded: 

Elizabeth Anderson (maiden name Owen) died August 30 th 1814 
Thomas Anderson (son of Jourdan Anderson and Mary (Watkins) died 

(monday) May 13 th 1840 
John Owen Anderson died Sunday 12 th Sept. 1852 
Priscilla Neal Anderson died monday 23 Jany. 1854 

Another hand inscribed: 

James Anderson died Saturday 14 th July 1860 
in Louisiana buried Friday 27 th 

Editor 's Note: There are additional children and deaths recorded in the above 
Bible. These are notably: the children from the first marriage 
of P. N. Beall (widow Gardner), wife of James Anderson, and 
the death dates of several Anderson descendants following the 
death of James Anderson in 1860. Much of this is illegible. 




yj^% 



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Franklin County 

Historic Buildings 



"Coal Hill" 

Transcribed by Christopher M. Hooper 

Research performed by Essie W. Smith, Rocky Mount, Va., October 1, 1937. 

Subject: Colonel Waddy T. James Place. "Coal Hill". 

Location: Go 14 miles west of Rocky Mount, Va., on route #40, thence 1 mile 
south on private road leading to the house. 

Date: About 1802. 

Owners: Jeremiah Ferguson willed to his son his place called "Coal Hill" in 
1834. He speaks of his son as Jeremiah Ferguson, alias Jeremiah Thornton. 
Franklin County Court Records, Will Book 5, page 488. In 1846 Jeremiah 
Thornton, alias Jeremiah Ferguson, of Chester District, South Carolina, 
sold to Catlett James 200 acres containing residence known as "Coal Hill", 
to pay a debt. Robert A. Scott, Commissioner, Deed Book 19, page 239. 
In 1863 Catlett James sold to his son, Waddy T. James, 200 acres, 
containing residence, "Coal Hill", for natural love and affection. In 1878 
Waddy T. James and his wife, Mary J., sold to Thomas S. Young, Deed 
Book 32, page 627. In 1883 Thomas S. Young sold to George O. Young, 
Deed Book 37, page 123. In 1935, the heirs of Young sold to John 
Werther Meador, Deed Book 86, page 474. Present owner. [1937] 

Description: The road having been changed, the side of the house is now 
turned to the front gate. Large old trees decorate the lawn. A few 
scattered box bushes remain, and traces of the old flower garden can be seen 
at the right of the house. Also plainly discernible are the foundations of the 
old slave quarters situated at the back of the vegetable garden. The stables, 
carriage house, and other outbuildings are across the road from the house. 
The well house, latticed in, is situated in the side yard. A large orchard of 
many varieties is between the house and the nearby hills. The grave yerd 
is a few hundred yards back of the house in the edge of the woods. 

The house itself, built of logs, has been weather-boarded, and the front 
porch torn away. The side porch and the two story rooms in the "L" have 



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been removed and two smaller rooms, used as dining room and kitchen 
have been added, also, a cement porch on the side now facing the road. 
The doors at either side of what was originally the main hall, are double 
with "E" hinges, transom and side lights. The floor of the hall is wide oak 
plank. A handsome, carved stairway goes from this hall into the large 
room above. There is no entrance from this upper room to the other 
upstairs rooms. On either side of the hall are large rooms with rather low 
ceilings. Chair-rails decorate each room and the mantels are of hard- wood 
painted. From the room on the right of the hall a builtin stairway ascends 
to a room of the same size above. Part of the inside of the house is ceiled 
with very wide poplar plank. Other rooms are plastered. Steps lead from 
a small entry back of the living room to the basement which has been 
cemented and modernized, although the small six panel windows are 
unchanged. Very old iron latches are on the stairway door and the door to 
the basement. Although renovated and modernized in many particulars, 
quaint old fashioned touches have been left. The wide window sills and 
heavy thick door sills show plainly where the logs have been covered. The 
small brass door knobs on some of the doors, and the porcelain knobs on 
others, express the dates of their advent. It is altogether an interesting and 
unusual type of home. 

Historical Significance: 

In a deed from William Armstrong to James Calloway, dated 1802, "Coal 
House" is mentioned as a "Seat" on Storey Creek. Jeremiah Ferguson, the 
first mentioned owner, must have been a "Man of Property", as he willed 
to Sarah Scott, his daughter, wife of Sanford Scott, his place called "Foxe's 
Cabin"; to Rachel Akers, wife of Stephen Akers, he gave "Pole Poweder" 
land on Storey Creek; to his son, Jeremiah Ferguson, alias Jeremiah 
Thornton, he gave "Coal Hill", his residence, and to Francis Thornton, 
Wiley Thornton, Margaret Thornton, and Charles Thornton, grandchildren, 
he left "Sulphur Springs". Jeremiah, of the many names, seems to have 
dissipated his fortune, and made his way to the District of Chester, in South 
Carolina. 

Catlett James, who purchased "Coal Hill" from Jeremiah Ferguson, alias 
Thornton, was the father of several distinguished sons. Waddy T. James 
was a member of the Legislature from Franklin County. He commanded 
a regiment of Henry County soldiers in the War Between the States. His 
brother, Dr. Bruce James, was Superintendent of Schools of Franklin 
County. His nephew and namesake, Samuel Catlett James (son of his 



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brother, Pyrant James and his wife, Emma Ruth Woods) was a 
distinguished citizen of Kansas City, Missouri, Dean of University Medical 
College, Professor of Medicine at Scarratt Bible and Training School for 
Nurses, Twice President Missouri State Medical Association, Professor of 
Medicine at Woman's College, Kansas City, Member of the Staff of 
General Shelby, Commander Confederate Veterans of Mississippi, Surgeon 
General under General Bronaugh, Trustee University Medical College of 
Missouri, and prominent in civic affairs of Kansas City. Another nephew, 
Rorer A. James, was a Congressman from this District, and for many years 
editor of "The Danville Bee" , which he owned at the time of his death. He 
married Annie Wilson, who inherited a vast estate from her Hairston 
relatives in Henry County, including the handsome home of Major Watt 
Hairston, called "Beaver Creek", which is located near Martinsville, 
Virginia. 

The present owner of "Coal Hill", John Werther Meadors, married Bertha 
Mullins, whose mother was, before her marriage, Mollie Ruth Boiling. 
Mollie Boiling inherited many lovely pieces of old furniture from her 
family, including a rosewood piano, four poster bed, banquet table, which 
are now in the possession of Mrs. Meadors, and kept in this home. There 
is also a very old and unusual chair inherited from the Prillman ancestors 
preserved here. 

Sources of Information: 

Mrs. J. W. Meador, present owner, Rocky Mount, Va., RFD 
Franklin County Court Records, Clerk's Office, Rocky Mount, Virginia. 
Mrs. H. H. Hairston, Roanoke, Virginia, Cousin of Annie Wilson, wife of 
Rorer A. James. Informant. 

This was originally transcribed as part of the Works Progress Administration of 
Virginia Historical Inventory, Frankiln County, and is contained on Film 509, 
Reel 12 (1936), Archives and Records Division, The Library of Virginia, 
Richmond, Virginia. It is reproduced here with permission. 






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Charlotte County 

Family History 



George W. Barks dale And His Family 

Submitted by C. George Tulli, Jr. 

Compiler's Notes: C. George Tulli, Jr. is the third generation grandson of 
George W. Barksdale. He gratefully acknowledges the valuable 
research assistance of Beatrice D. Glascock, second generation 
granddaughter of this forbearer who, in addition, maintains in her 
possession the family Bible of George W. Barksdale. 

George W. Barksdale was a nineteenth century Charlotte County man. 
Early in this century, he was born and largely grew up there. By the middle 
of the 1800s, he was married, had begun raising his family and making his 
contribution there. And, since that century's twilight, his remains have 
enriched the soil of this historic county. 

On August 7, 1823, George W. Barksdale was born in Charlotte County. a 
While his father has not yet been identified, his mother was Elizabeth 
Barksdale. b Called "Betsy," c she is believed to have been originally 
from Halifax County. It has also been documented that Thomas and Sally 
Barksdale of Charlotte County were his grandparents. d 

The records which might help us illuminate George W. Barksdale 's early 
life are scant. Much circumstantial and some limited documented evidence 
suggests, however, that he was one of at least three children of 
Elizabeth. e His older brother, John, was born on February 1, 1818 in 



a Family Bible of George W. Barksdale, King James Version, published by A. J. Holman and 

Company in 1888. It is in the possession of Beatrice D. Glascock of Drakes Branch, Virginia. 

b Bureau of Vital Records, Commonwealth of Virginia, Deaths of Charlotte County, 1 853-] 899, 

May 1871, line 3. 

c Charlotte County, Virginia, Ninth Census of the United States, 1870 (Washington, D.C.: GPO, 

1965), p. 176. 

d Deaths of Charlotte County, 1853-1899, May 1871, line 3. 

c Henry Barksdale, Barksdale Family History, Unpublished. July 18, 1987, in the possession of 

Beatrice D. Glascock of Drakes Branch, Virginia. 



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Charlotte County. f His younger sister, Martha, was born in 1828 also in 
Charlotte County. g 

The household within which George W. Barksdale was raised is not fully 
known. From the records, it is clear that he was born in Charlotte 
County. h By 1830, however, he was apparently living with his mother, 
brother, and sister in Halifax County. ' No father was identified with the 
family. Without a wage earner in the household, I would suggest that 
Elizabeth Barksdale was possibly returning to her home to be near family 
and financial support. She likely had limited financial means. While she 
and her family did return to Charlotte County prior to 1840, J it is unlikely 
that she would do so to receive financial assistance from the Thomas 
Barksdale estate. It is possible she returned to Charlotte County to assist an 
ailing Thomas Barksdale, k whom I believe was probably her father-in- 
law. 

In his very earliest years, George W. Barksdale very possibly grew up in 
the home of Thomas and Sally Barksdale. If so, it would have also been a 
home of very modest means. Within the Charlotte County personal property 
tax records for the period from 1814-1827, it can be determined that 
Thomas had little property. ' During this period, Thomas had few horses 
or cows and no slaves. At the very least, he was the poorest of the 
Barksdales listed in these Charlotte County tax records. It is very likely that 
he was older and as a consequence had limited abilities to make a living 
during the Fall of his life. Frequently assigned adjacent to his name in these 
tax records is the abbreviation "L F." According to the State 
Archivist, m this means "Levy Free." Thomas did not have to pay these 
taxes. One of the possible reasons given by the state archivist is that such 



Family Bible of John L. Barksdale, King James Version, published by the American Bible 
Society in 1880, in the possession of C. O. Barksdale, Keysville, Virginia. 
g "In Memoriam" (to Martha Barksdale), The Charlotte Gazette, September 29, 1904. 
h Charlotte County, Virginia, Eighth Census of the United States, 1860 (Washington, D.C: GPO, 
1967), pp. 30-31.; Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, p.49. 

' Halifax County .Virginia, Fifth Census of the United States, 1830 (Washington, D. C: GPO, 
1946), p.371. 

J Charlotte County, Virginia, Sixth Census of the United States, 1840 (Washington, D. C: GPO, 
1967), p. 141. 

k Charlotte County Will Book #7, pp. 96 & 102. 
1 Charlotte County Personal Property Tax Books 1814-1827. 

m State Archivist to C. George Tulli, August 11, 1993, correspondence from Archives and 
Records Division, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. 



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a person might be "old and infirm." n Whatever the explanation, 
however, George W. Barksdale likely grew up a poor boy. 

While he certainly did some farming, ° George W. Barksdale was, no 
doubt, a carpenter. He is identified with this trade on several different 
documents. p He likely learned his trade from Benjamin Durell, a coach 
maker originally from New Jersey. q George W. was listed in 1850 as a 
carpenter in Durell 's household. r Since by 1840 George W. was no 
longer in Elizabeth Barksdale' s household, s it may be that he was 
apprenticed to Durell as a young boy to learn his trade. Wherever he 
learned this trade, however, he is known to have built the gallows that hung 
the convicted murderer "Susan." l In 1854, he also built what was to 
become the J.B. Driskill house. u While it has not been confirmed, it is 
believed that he also built for the County a "school for negroes" in about 
1873. Even at his death, he is described as an "excellent mechanic in 
wood." v 

During his twenty-seventh year, George W. Barksdale married and started 
his family. In Charlotte County, he wed Martha C. Driskill on December 
24, 1850. w She was the daughter of William B. Driskill presumably also 
from Charlotte County. x It is known that they had four children born 
alive. All were born in Charlotte County and raised in the Walton 
Township near present day Drakes Branch, Virginia. Sarah Elizabeth was 



n Ibid. 

Charlotte County Deed Book 030, p. 354. 

p Charlotte County, Virginia, Eighth Census of United States, I860; Ninth Census of the United 
States, 1870; Tenth Census of the United States, 1880 (Washington, D.C: Bureau of Census Micro 
Film Lab, Mach #101),p 36.; Joanne Lovelace Nance, Charlotte County, Virginia- 1850 Population 
Census and Mortality Schedule (Charlottesville, VA: N.W. Lapin Press, 1989),p.32; "In 
Memoriam" (to George W. Barksdale), The Charlotte Gazette, October 12, 1899. 
q Nance, p. 32. 
r Ibid. 
s Charlotte County, Virginia, Sixth Census of the United States, 1840, p. 141. 

1 Timothy S. Ailsworth, Ann P. Keller, Lura B. Nichols and Barbara R. Walker, Charlotte 
County: Rich Indeed-A History from Prehistoric Times Through the Civil War (Charlotte Courthouse, 
VA.: Charlotte County Board of Supervisors, 1979), p. 219. 

u Ibid., p. 366. 

v "In Memoriam" (to George W. Barksdale), The Charlotte Gazette, October 12, 1899. 

w Charlotte County Marriage Register HI, p. 86. 

x Joanne Lovelace Nance, Marriage Bonds & Minister's Returns, Charlotte County ,VA 1816- 
1850, (Charlottesville, VA: N.W. Lapin Press, 1987), p. 8. 



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born on February 5, 1852. y Samuel L. was born on July 6, 1857. z 
Georgia Anna was born on September 18, 1859. aa And Louise 
Barksdale was born on June 24, 1864. bb 

During the next quarter of a century, George W. Barksdale lost at least 
three family members. His daughter Louise died of what was described as 
""brain fever" on June 9, 1865. cc His wife, Martha C. "died of 
consumption" on July 20, 1867. dd Finally, his only known son, Samuel, 
died on March 27, 1874 before he reached the age of seventeen years. ee 
Possibly recognizing the need for maternal assistance for his two remaining 
daughters, Sarah Elizabeth and Georgia Anna, George W. invited his sister, 
Martha A. Barksdale thought to have been called "Pat," to join his family 
household. ff 

Sarah Elizabeth, George W. Barksdale' s eldest daughter married Lumb 
Berryman Driskill. Their marriage took place on March 26, 1868 in 
Charlotte County. His parents were Joseph and Fanny Driskill, also of the 
County. gg It is believed that this couple had fifteen children. 
Regrettably, only five survived. They were John Henry (b. April 4, 1869), 
Florence G. (b. June 3, 1877), Alonzo (b. October 7, 1881), George Frank 
(b. May 7, 1886) and Joseph Berryman Driskill (b. July 27, 1889). hh 

With her husband, Sarah Elizabeth Barksdale Driskill, or "Aunt Lovey" as 
she is believed to have been called, raised her family in a familiar 
environment. She brought up her children in her father's house. Just after 
turning sixty-two years of age, however, she passed away on March 24, 
1917. " 



y Family Bible of George W. Barksdale. 

z Ibid.; Charlotte County Register of Births, 1853, p. 8. 

M Family Bible of George W. Barksdale; Gravestone at Meherrin Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 

Meherrin, Virginia. 

bb Family Bible of George W. Barksdale. 

cc Family Bible of George W. Barksdale; Bureau of Vital Records, Commonwealth of Virginia, 

Deaths of Charlotte County, 1853-1899, p. 127, line 24. 

™ Family Bible of George W. Barksdale; Bureau of Vital Records, Commonwealth of Virginia, 

Deaths of Charlotte County, 1853-1899, p. 153, line 17. 

ee Family Bible of George W. Barksdale; "Deaths", The Charlotte Gazette, April 9, 1874. 

ff Charlotte County, Virginia, Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, p. 36. 

88 Charlotte County Marriage Register #3, 1853-1859, p. 18. 

^ Family Bible of George W. Barksdale. 

■ "Mrs. Sarah E. Driskill", The Charlotte Gazette, March 1, 1917. 



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Lumb Berry man Driskill, husband to Sarah Elizabeth, is believed to have 
been called "Berry." He was a farmer and Civil War veteran. In the 
residence of his son, Joseph Berryman Driskill, Lumb died on March 1, 
1927 in his eighty-fourth year. U 

Georgia Anna, George W. Barksdale's youngest surviving daughter, married 
John James Holt. They were wed on November 8, 1876 in Charlotte 
County. kk His parents, also of this County, were Richard J. Holt and 
the former Sarah A. Morton. u It is believed that this couple had fifteen 
children. One child, who was thought to have been Bessie W. Holt (b. 
December 4, 1878), is believed to have died as an infant. mm The 
surviving fourteen were George R. (b. August 11, 1877), Howard Samuel 
(b. March 9, 1880), Viola Garfield (b. January 25, 1882), Ethel Reed (b. 
October 1, 1884), Harry Gammon (b. September 20, 1885), Witt Atkins (b. 
December 26,1888), Lewis Jackson (b. February 20, 1890), Schoolfield (b. 
May 12, 1892), James Bernard (b. July 19, 1893), Mattie Gaines (b. 
December 18, 1897), Carrie Thelma (b. April 27, 1898), Hallie Miller (b. 
August 20, 1899), Willie Gertrude (b. December 10, 1902) and Hugh Henry 
Holt (b. February 20, 1904). m 

Georgia Anna and John James Holt initially raised their family in Charlotte 
County. Later, however, Georgia Anna and her husband moved their 
family to Prince Edward County. While she raised the children, he "took 
active part in the political affairs of the (Prince Edward) County." °° 
When she was nearly eighty-six, Georgia Anna, believed to have often been 
called "Aunt Honey," died on June 17, 1945 pp . Her husband, 



jj "L.B. Driskill Dies", The Charlotte Gazette, March 3, 1927. 

tt Charlotte County Marriage Register #5, 1853-1899, p.45. 

n Ibid.; Charlotte County Marriage Bonds, 1816-1850, p. 1059. 

mm Letter of February 15, 1995 from Katherine Wilkinson (granddaughter of Georgia Anna B. 

Holt) to C. George Tulli, Jr. 

m Letter of September 15, 1984 from Carrie Holt Kibler (daughter of Georgia Anna B. Holt) to 

C. George Tulli, Jr.; Gravestones at Meherrin Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Meherrin, Virginia; 

Charlotte County, Virginia, Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900 (Washington, D.C: Bureau 

of Census Micro Film Lab, Mach #101), p. 6657. 

00 "Prominent Lunenburg Man Passes Away", The Charlotte Gazette, April 1, 1926. 

PP "Mrs. John J. Holt, 86, Dies at Meherrin," The Farmville (Va) Herald, June 22, 1945, p. 7; 

Gravestone at Meherrin Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Meherrin, Virginia. 



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"Johnnie," as it is believed he was called, passed away nineteen years 
earlier on March 2, 1926 qq . 

George W. Barksdale was also a soldier. He joined up on April 24, 1861 
at Charlotte Court House mustering in shortly thereafter in Richmond. He 
was placed in Company K of the 18th Regiment of Virginia Infantry called 
the "Charlotte Rifles." By September of 1861, he had risen to the rank of 
First Corporal. Most possibly because of his skill as a carpenter, he was 
trained as a wheelwright with the 2nd Battalion of Virginia Volunteers at 
Hermitage Camp of Instruction in Richmond. By the middle of January 
1862, however, he was on sick call. Sometime during July 1862, it appears 
that he was discharged from active service. At this point in his life, he was 
described as six feet tall with blue eyes, a dark complexion and light 
hair. "" After discharge, he was apparently placed in Company B of the 
First (Farinholt's) Virginia Reserves. ss 

George W. Barksdale died on September 20, 1899 at his home near Drakes 
Branch. He was seventy-six years of age at passing. His death was 
apparently caused by complications resulting from heart disease. His 
funeral services were conducted by the St. John Lodge of Free Masons. 
Recognized for being "hones" "very industrious," as well as "an 
affectionate and indulgent parent," Lumb Berryman Driskill added, in 
referring to George W. Barksdale his father-in-law, that "I have lost my best 
friend." tt He was survived by his two daughters, Sarah Elizabeth Driskill 
and Georgia Anna Holt, and was buried at the Village Presbyterian Church 
Cemetery at Charlotte Court House uu . 

The father of George W. Barksdale remains a mystery. Nevertheless, one 
might speculate as to who his father was. As indicated before, Elizabeth 
Barksdale was head of her household by 1830. vv It has also been 



qq Bureau of Vital Statistics, Commonwealth of Virginia, Certificate of Death, File #7759; 

Gravestone at Meherrin Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Meherrin, Virginia. 

n Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served In Organizations From the State 

of Virginia, Eighteenth Infantry, A-Ba ( Washington, D.C: National Archives and Records Service, 

GSA, 1960). 

ss Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State 

of Virginia, First Virginia Reserves (Washington, D.C: National Archives and Records Service, 

GSA, 1960). 

a "In Memoriam" (to George W. Barksdale), The Charlotte Gazette, October 12, 1899. 

m Gravestones, Village Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Charlotte Court House, Virginia. 

w Halifax County, Virginia, Fifth Census of the United States, p. 371. 



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previously mentioned that Thomas Barksdale of Charlotte County was 
George W. Barksdale 's grandfather. w Added to these facts is the 
observation that a "Lewis" Barksdale shows up repeatedly in the Charlotte 
County personal property records from 1819 through the early 1820s. xx 
Moreover, he is almost always listed just after Thomas Barksdale on these 
records. These facts suggest that Lewis was Thomas' son. The name Lewis 
may, in addition, have been a family name. Georgia Anna Holt, George 
W.'s daughter, had a son named Lewis Jackson Holt. Moreover, I would 
suggest the possibility that the letter "L" representing the middle name of 
John L. Barksdale and Samuel L. Barksdale, George W. Barksdale' s brother 
and son, respectively, may have stood for the name Lewis. Lewis 
Barksdale, therefore, may have been George W.'s father. While the 
foundation on which this assertion is made is at best thin, it does at least 
justify further inquiry into this line of research. 

The parentage of George W. Barksdale' s grandfather, Thomas, also remains 
regrettably unclear. He is first mentioned in the Charlotte County Court 
Order Books in 1765 when he received a fee as a witness in a case. yy 
On July 1, 1776, he is a witness to the Will of Collier Barksdale. zz Only 
two other records have identified Thomas. One record relates to a debt he 
owed at his death. aaa The other record was the inventory at his death 
of his small estate. bbb None of these records identify his parentage. 
Captain John A. Barksdale has suggested the possibility that he was the son 
of Hickerson Barksdale of Buckingham County, Virginia. ccc If this 
linkage could be established, George W. Barksdale' s heritage could be 
traced, according to Captain Barksdale, back to William Barksdale of 
Cheshire, England, who arrived in Virginia about 1660 and well before that 
to King Edward III. ddd There is much research ahead. 



"" Deaths of Charlotte County, 1853-1899, May 1871, line 3. 

** Charlotte County Personal Property Tax Records, 1814-1827. 

^ CaptainJohn A. Barksdale, Barksdale Family History and Genealogy , (Richmond, VA: William 

Byrd Press, 1940), p.92. 

H Charlotte County Will Book #7 , p. 1 17. 

322 Charlotte County Order Book #28, p. 143. 

w * Charlotte County Will Book #7, p.24. 

"* Captain Barksdale, p 92. 

dM Ibid., pp. 12-29. 



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In sum, the contributions of George W. Barksdale are interwoven into the 
social fabric of Charlotte County. He was born, learned and used his trade, 
married, raised his family, returned to them after fighting a war, grieved for 
the loss of his loved ones, gave his daughters away, saw the arrival of many 
of his grandchildren, and died in this historic county. While research will 
continue in the effort to determine his father and Barksdale heritage, George 
W. Barksdale' s true legacy is manifested throughout the generations from 
his daughters, Sarah Elizabeth Barksdale Driskill, and Georgia Anna 
Barksdale Holt. 



The author may be contacted at 7466 Studley Rd., Mechanicsville, 
23111. 



VA 




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Appomattox County 

Bible Records 



Marshall Family Bible, 1784-1941 

Transcribed by Christopher M. Hooper 

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

The Bible citation states, "Coopertown, NY, 1841" 

Family Record [page 1] 

BIRTHS 

Douglass H. Marshall was Born 29 th day November 1815 

Mary E. Marshall was Born 11 th June 1819 

Hunter Marshall was Born 19 th day March 1841 

John Williams Marshall was Born 20 th day November 1842 

Robert Elliot Marshall was bora 6 th March 1845 

Thomas Edward Marshall was born the 27 August 1848 

James Emmitt Marshall was born the 10 th July 1832 

William Benjamin Marshall was bora the 17 day of November 1854 

Douglass Haneveth(?) Marshall was born the 10 th day July 1837 

Mary Elizabeth Marshall was bora the 14 th day March 1863 

Family Record [page 2] 

BIRTHS 

D.H.M. Sr. Brothers & Sisters [handwritten at top of column] 

John M. Marshall was bora 15 th March 1814. 
Sarah H. Marshall was bora 30 th January 1818. 
Thomas H. Marshall was born 11 October 1819. 
Henry W. Marshall was bora 31 December 1825. 
Clement J. Marshall was born 23 September 1828. 
Nathan H. Marshall bora 29 th January 1832. 
Mary E. Marshall bora 4 th June 1834. 
Macca B. Marshall born 22 nd March 1837 

Father & Mother of D.H.M. Sr. [handwritten at top of column] 

John W. Marshall was born the 20 th day of November 1784 
Mary Marshall was bora the 17 th October 1798 



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Family Record \page 3] 

MARRIAGES 

Douglass H. Marshall And Mary E. Hunter was married the 9 th day of May 

1839 
John W. Marshall (Father of DHM) and Mary Marshall Haneveth(?) was 

married the 6 th day of May 1813 
Douglass H. Marshall And Martha E. Caldwell was Married the 31 st Day 

of October 1872 
Glover Benjamin Marshall and Addie Sarah Harvey was Married the 20 th 

day of October 1917 
William Benjamin Marshall and Geniveive Rush was married the 15 th day 

November 1941 

Family Record [page 4] 

DEATHS 

John W. Marshall died the 20 th day of July 1854 being 69 years and 8 

months old 
Sarah H. Hunter died 14 Nov. 1860 
Nathan H. Marshall died 7 th April 1861 
Mary Marshall died the 18 th day Nov. 1871 
Martha E. Marshall Died 6 th day October 1886 
Thomas E. Marshall died 1 st June 1890 
Benjamin Hunter died 20 th November 1889 
Elizabeth Hunter died the 17 th day of April 1855 
Benjamin Hunter died the day of June 1845 
Mary E. Marshall Died the 15 th of December 1870 Age 51 years and 6 

months 
D. H. Marshall Died the 19 th of Dec. 1897 
James E. Marshall Died October 10, 1910 
Robert E. Marshall died 3 /[illegible] 
Thomas Edward Marshall " 4/[illegible] 
Douglas H. Marshall Jr. 9/11 [illegible] 
William B. Marshall died the 4 th day of September 1932. 

The foregoing was transcribed from Accession §25936, Archives and Records 
Division, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, and is published with 
permission. 




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Lynchburg, Virginia 

Cemetery Records 



The Presbyterian Cemetery 

Transcribed by Kathryn Sawyer Hooper 

Research performed by Susan Beardsworth, Lynchburg, Virginia, March 3, 
1936. 

Subject: The Presbyterian Cemetery 

Location: #2400 Block of Grace Street. Between Globe and Ann Streets, 
Lyncyburg, Virginia. The cemetery covers the whole #2400 block. 

Date: About 1820 

Owners: The Presbyterian Church 

Historical Significance: 

On a rather plain stone with a scroll top — about two feet wide by three 

feet high, this inscription appears: 
Sacred to the memory of Maurice Langhorne Jr. 
Died Feb. 21, 1865, aged 78 years. 
Distinguished in life for those attributes which 
enoble human nature, he died trusting in Jesus Christ, 
in humble confidence of a ressurection with His Saints 

On a marble slab three by six feet, lying flat on the ground- 
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Langhorne, 
Wife of Col. Maurice Langhorne. 
She was born 3rd. June 1787. Died 9th. Apl. 1843. 
She lived the life of a Christian, and was conspicuous for 
all the domestic virtues, a most devoted wife, and 
affectionate mother. A kind mistress, a warm and generous 
friend. She has left behind her a memory respected by all, 
and preciously dear to her family. 
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord 

Marble shaft about 10 feet high, mounted on 3 l A feet base, with an earn 

[sic] deeped top, is this inscription on the base: 
To my husband, William Hunter Meriwether. 
Thou are gone, but not forgotten. 



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On the face of the shaft is an anchor with these words (about half way 

up) 

At Rest. 

To the left and right of this shaft respectively, are two small stones 
about IV2 ft. and there - a dove with a leaf in its beak and 
underneath 

N. D. Meriwether, Died May 31, 1861, Age 16 Months. 

The other has this: 
J. N. Meriwether. 
This little stone has a rosebud on it. 

On a marble slab, placed flat on ground, about three by six feet. 
Sacred to the memory of Major Colin Buckner, who departed this life, 
28th. Feb'y 1836, aged that day 58 years. 

He was for many years an officer in the U.S. Army; and in this station 
as in all the other varied moral, social and endearing relations of life 
which he sustained, such as husband, parent and master; he filled the 
measure of his duty in the most exemplary manner; He died as he had 
lived, with the most firm and unshaken faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. 
And with a perfect assurance of a bright and glorious immortality 
beyond the grave. 

Enclosed in a blue fence, is this lone grave, with a plain marble head- 
stone, three feet wide, two feet high; bearing this inscription: 
Frances P. Wife Fielding L. Williams. 
Died June 29th, 1833. 

On an old weatherbeaten, cracked, flat marble slab three by six feet 

overgrown by boxwood and cedar, is this inscription: 
John William N. Buckner 
Born in Nottoway Co., Feb'y 21, 1820 
Died in Lynchburg, Dect. 25, 1857 

A Mother's affection prompts this momento to mark the last resting 
place of an affectionate and dutiful son. 

Flat marble slab three by six feet contains this inscription: 
Sacred to the memory of Joseph Edwin Royal, who departed this life 
the 3rd. of June 1836, in the 44 year of his age; an honest, upright man 
whose life was marked by the virtues of a christian, whose end was 
peaceful and happy. 

A marble slab placed flat on the ground contains this inscription: 
Sacred to the memory of Christopher Anthony 



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who departed this life on the 3rd. of September 1835, in the 59th. year 

of his age 

He was a Lawyer of distinguished ability; To natural enderments of a 

high order, he united a profound knowledge of the human heart; with 

sincere though unpretending faith as a Christian, and was conspicious 

for all domestic virtues, and a most devoted husband, an affectionate 

Father a kind master, a warm and generous friend. 

He has left behind him a memory respected by all and preciously dear 

to his family. 

Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of that man 

is peace. 

A marble monument about 3 by 6 feet with square cut lines. 

Erected in memory of Ammon Hancock Esq. 

For many years a merchant and at different times Alderman and Mayor 

of the Corporation of Lynchburg. 

He was born on the 10th. day of February 1788. Lived an active, 

honest and useful life. 

And died on the 18th. day of May 1847. Carrying with him to the 

grave, the esteem of the rich, and the blessings of the poor. 

And leaving no one behind him to say 

"Here lies my enemy!" 

to be continued 

The foregoing was transcribed from a photocopy of the original found in the 
Works Progress Administration of Virginia Historical Inventory, Campbell 
County, Film 509, Reel 6 (1936), Archives and Records Division, the 
Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, and is published here with 
permission. 




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to Meigs Co, OH in 1818. Mary V. Clark, 1914 Gum Tree Ln., Fallbrook, 
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HARDIN/HARDING: Elexius Hardin/Harding was in Henry Co. VA in 1777 
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Exchange: PRITCHETT, MACLIN, PAUP. Seek parents/sibs of Elizabeth 
Pritchett who became w/3 of Joseph Maclin 1798 Brunswick Co. Ch: Lucy, 
Mary, Susan James, Martha M., Harriet, Joseph J., Tabitha, Charlotte, the 
latter two both m John Ward Paup, Tabitha 1820, Charlotte 1831, Brunswick 
Co. Ellis O. Moore, 984 Esplande, Pelham Manor, NY 10803-2904. 

PATE, IVEY/IVY: Aaron Ivey (d 30 Nov 1805 Sussex Co, VA) m Elizabeth 
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any of them go? Helen Pate Ross, 1801 Esic Dr., Edwardsville, IL 62025. 

BLANKENSHTP, WILSON: Seek ancs of Sylvester Blankenship who was b 
cl779, m Ann Wilson 1810 Chesterfield Co; served in War of 1812, received 
Bounty Land and moved to IL; first stopping in TN for a few years. Sandra 
Simpson, 5046 S. Lamon, Chicago, IL 60638. 

WHITEHURST, LAND: Seek name of the dau of Batson Whitehurst (Princess 
Anne Co, VA) who was w/1 of Jeremiah Land Sr, of Pr Anne Co. Jeremiah 



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m/2 Anna Woodhouse McCoy. Gail Swain, Rt. 2, Box 45A, Aurora, 
NC 27806. 

JONES, GOOCH, SCOTT: Seek proof of parents of Robert Francis Paul Jones 
b 1793 VA. Were they Robert Jones and Mary Gooch who m. 27 Apr 1786? 
Surety: John Gooch, Amelia Co, VA. Info on Robert Jones who m Sarah Scott 
16 June 1750. Surety: Thomas Nash, Amelia Co, VA. Ethel Jones Stammer, 
4511 Eagleville Pike, Chapel Hill, TN 37034. 

RICHARDSON, MARTIN: Seek info on ancs of Matthew Richardson b 1806 
Halifax Co, VA; m Elizabeth Martin of Halifax Co in 1828. Ch: John G.; 
Garland; William; Charles; Matthew Jr; Martha. Births ranging from 1830 to 
1844. Also, seek info on James Henry (son of James D.) m Emma May 
Midrliff. Mrs. Gladys Ragsdale Rudder, 1602 Gordon St., Lynchburg, VA 
24501. 

TRAYLOR, BROOKS: Researching all VA Traylors for the father of Elizabeth 
who m Rev. James Brooks 1782 in Caswell Co, NC. How was she related to 
William Traylor Sr who d 1791 GA? He "of Wilkes Co, GA" when sold his 
land in Halifax Co, VA 1787. Linda Sparks Starr, 2642 Brentwood Dr., 
Norman, OK 73069-5010. 

DICKERSON, JOHNSON: Seek the parents of Sarah Dickerson b 17 May 
1778, d 13 Aug 1855 Bedford Co; m Thomas Johnson 5 Nov 1795; Francis 
Dickerson Surety on marriage certificate, Bedford Co records. A. Andrew 
Robertson, 559 Denbigh Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602. 

ROBERTSON/ROBINSON, PHENIX: Athanatious Robertson/Robinson 
appears in the freeholder, tax and voting lists in Brunswick Co, VA in the 
1740s. He m Cordelia Phenix, dau of Abraham. Seek to identify the parents 
of Athanatious or some tie to other Robertsons. Elton Edwards, 3815 Madison 
Ave., Greensboro, NC 27403. 

CASON: James Bartlett Cason Jr (1812-1893) Hanover Co was Adm. Estate 
William Cason (d 1852 Spotsylvania Co). William, son of Susanna Cason, dau- 
in-law of Edward Cason and Joanna Butcher. James' parents were James 
Bartlett Cason and Jane P. Dickinson. Was James Jr related to William and 
Edward? Helen Cason Alexander, 1973 Lance Ct, Titusville, FL 32796-1036. 

JAMES: Who was James Edwin James? B cl835 Southampton Co, supposedly 
son of Sally Harrison James b 1821; and brother of Benjamin Allen James b 
1843 Southampton Co (m Patty, dau of David and Malinda Turner) and Joshu 
Cummins James (m Arlene _?_). Was James James member of this family? 
Boice Burns, 14019 E. Cypress Forest, Houston, TX 77070. 

RICHARDSON, OUTLAND: Seek info: Richard Outland b 1816 NC; Susan 
Richardson Outland b 1820 Mecklenburg, VA. Census says her father was 
William Richardson. They were in Chesterfield, VA for the 1860 Census. 



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Seek their parents and where they originated. Marian Spiers Lane, 2410 
Cranbrook Rd., Richmond, VA 23229-3006. 

BAILISS, DOSS: William Doss b cl815 Pittsylvania Co, VA; m Martha Bailiss 
3 Jan 1845 Pittsylvania Co. Martha b cl820. Seek death date/death place/ 
burial place for both William and Martha. Mrs. Barbara Doss McKinlay, 
2740 La Cuesta Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90046. 

Seek to correspond with anyone researching the following Southside Virginia 
families: WILLINGHAM/WINNINGHAM, BANNISTER, KING (Joseph and 
Ransom). Roger O. Willingham, 67 S. Wulff St., Cary, IL 60013-2525. 

George Washington Royston b 1817 SC, d 1897, m/1 Senia Brannon who d 
1848, buried near Inman, SC, Spartanburg Co. Had two sons, one dau. 
George m/2 1850 Susan Ann Bishop (b 1817). They had four daus, one named 
Senia Ann after w/1. I find no record that Susan Ann Bishop was widow 
Bishop. Seek her surname/parents/sibs. Was she widow Bishop or was her 
maiden name Bishop? All letters answered, all my info shared freely. Shirley 
P. Wagstaff, PO Box 1559, Bandon, OR 97411. 

BARDEN/BARDIN: Seek info on the sons of John Barden of Isle of Wight who 
migrated to Bertie Co, NC, d 1739, widow Elizabeth. Believe sons Simon, 
Jacob, John, Woodard, Jesse and William migrated to Dobbs Co 1761-1763. 
John E. Cottle, 1915 Saturn Ct., Bartlesville, OK 74006. 

Seek info on these families, Isle of Wight, Southampton cos, VA; Northampton 
Co, NC area mid 1600s to mid 1800s: HOBBS, FULGHUM, BARKER, 
MOODY, STEWART, KIRBY, CARR, VASSER, SCARBOROUGH. 

Migrated from VA, NC through TN, settled western KY by 1850. Will pay 
copy cost and share info already collected. Phyllis H. Greif, PO Box 782260, 
Wichita, KS 67278. 

STOKES: Josiah Stokes, prob son David and Margaret Dupree Stokes, m Mary 
Hanes 1786 Charlotte Co. In Amelia Co 1787; in Charlotte Co at John Hanes' 
1816 estate sale; in Williamson Co, TN 1820 where he d before 1830. Son, 
John H. Stokes, apparently m in VA before 1812. Seek wife. Carolyn 
Smotherman, PO Box 130, College Grove, TN 37046. 

PERRY, SANDERS: Seek parents of Kinchen Perry listed 1800 census 
Franklin Co, NC, d before 1845 Humphries Co, TN. Wife believed to be 
Margaret Sanders, dau of William Sanders Pendleton Dist, SC. A John Kinchen 
d cl765; and a William Kinchen mentioned in Claims of British Merchants. 
Any relation? Blanche Lane Tompkins, 360 W. Twentieth St., San 
Bernardino, CA 92405. 

MAJOR: Bernard Major d 1777 in Charles City Co, VA. Leaves family well 
documented in Charles City Co records. Seek correspondence with descs. 
Herbert D. Hendricks, 7 W. River Rd., Poquoson, VA 23662. 



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MOORE, ECHOLS, IRVINE: Seek info family of William Moore (cl710 VA- 
d 1787 Halifax Co). Wife's name and dates unknown. Will probated 1787 
Halifax Co, named: son William; gr-son James Moore; gr-dau Prudence Irvine; 
son-in-law John Echols (husband of his dau Lucy Annan Moore. Robert S. 
Coleman, 18 Westover Rd., Newport News, VA 23601-3928. 

DAVIE: Leucy/Lucy P. Davie m Thomas J. Sanford 1833 Person Co, NC. Ch: 
Mary E. b cl833; Emily cl835; Martha E. cl837. Thomas J. d before 1841. 
Lucy P. Sanford m/2 John Tuck 1841 Granville Co, NC, had ch. Wish to 
correspond with descs. Maxine C. Allen, c/o Dr. Ellsworth M. Allen, 2202 
Arroyo Dr., Riverside, CA 92506. 

WOOD ALL, RAMSEY: William (Harrison) Woodall was b cl805 Campbell 
Co, VA, m Marinda Grifey Ramsey 12 Feb 1831 . Seek info on his parents and 
burial data. Lucy Woodall Harris, 122 Quinlan St., Lynchburg, VA 24503. 

CAVINESS, GOODE: Seek info on a Lucinda Caviness (all spellings) b 
c 1760/ 1770, d before 1809. Was possible w/1 of John Goode (1760/1770- 
1814). Any info on persons of that surname in Mecklenburg or Halifax cos is 
also appreciated. Dawn Watts Westfall, 27723 NW 174th Ave., High 
Springs, FL 32643. 

ANDERSON: Ann Anderson (1787-after 1824) m 1806 in Buckingham Co to 
John Land (1779-1814 Peach Orchard Camp, Norfolk, VA). Ch: Charles Henry 
Land (1807-before 1836) Saline Co, MO; Eldridge Braxton Land (1808-1871) 
VA. Who were her parents? Frank C. Pickard, #344 2000 Cambridge Ave., 
Wyomissing, PA 19610. 

Researching: HUTCHESON families of Mecklenburg Co, VA; Rev Charles 
Ogburn/Ogbourn. Another line: Rev. Devereaux Jarrott (Jarratt/Jarrett). 
Archerlaus Jarratt b ca 5 Jan 1725, New Kent, VA. William Batey (Batie/Batty/ 
Beaty/Bate/Baetie). CROCKETT families in VA. Ruth Anne Hutchinson 
Hutto, PO Box 421505, Del Rio, TX 78842-1505. 

Researching YATES in southern VA. Seek proper spouse of William Yates b 
cl770, m either Polly Sinkler 1802 Bedford Co or Milly Beard/Board 1798 
Charlotte Co. Seek to know which marriage corresponds to my William Yates. 
My William Yates had ch: Callohill (Callen), Mary, Tilford, poss others. Seek 
help. Paul D. Kidd, 3408 Princewood Ct., Arlington, TX 76016. 

ESTES: Seek parents of Hiram M. Estes b cl797 either Lunenburg or Halifax 
Co, VA. Removed to MO Territory cl818/1819 as he m Lucy Richardson 
1819. Brother, maybe Elisha Estes who m Anne (Elizabeth) Richardson. Have 
much data on this line in TX where they eventually settled. Lisa Kight, 227 
Varsity Cir., Arlington, TX 76013-2429. 



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Index 



Vol. XIII No. 3 



Akers 
Rachel 128 
Stephen 128 
Alexander 
Helen Cason 

144 
Allen 
Ann 123 
Anna 123 
Anna G. 125 
Ellsworth M. 

146 
Maxine C. 146 
Robert 107 
Anderson 105, 

124, 125 
Allen 124 
Amanda 

Elizabeth 126 
Ann 146 
Anna G. 125 
Armelle 125 
Armstead 124 
Betsy 124, 125 
Beverly 125 
Carey 124 
Catharine 125 
Charles 123, 

124, 125 
Daniel 124, 125 
David 123, 125 
Doctor 123 
Douglas 122 
Edward 123, 

124 
Eliza 125 
Elizabeth 124- 

126 
Faith 122 
Faithy 124 
George 125 
Grant James 

126 
Hannah 124 
James 122-126 
John 122-125 
John Owen 126 
Jordan 123, 124 
Jourdan 

122-126 
Katy 124 



Lucena 125 
Lucy 124 
Lydia 124 
Margaret A. 

124 
Maria 125 
Martha 125 
Mary 122, 125, 

126 
Mary Alethea 

126 
Mary Jordan 

123, 124 
Mary Watkins 

123, 124 
Matthew 125 
Nancy 124 
Nathan 123, 

125 
Oliver 124 
P. N. 125 
Patsy 124 
Peyton 125 
Philip 125 
Polly 124, 125 
Priscilla Neal 

126 
Rebecca 122, 

124, 125 
Richard 125 
Robin 123 
S. 125 

Sally 124, 125 
Sarah Travers 

Lewis 105 
Susan 124 
Sylla 124 
Tarleton 125 
Thomas 

122-126 
Thomas 

Washington 

124 
Thomas Watkins 

126 
Watkins 124 
William 122, 

124, 125 



Anthony 

Christopher 141 

John 109, 112, 
113 
Armstrong 

William 128 
Arnold 

Benjamin 109 
Arther 

William 109 
Atkins 

Jea 113 

Lewis 115 
Atkinson 

Robert W. 106 
Atwell 

Francis D. 118 
Baber 

Robert 111, 
114 
Baetie 

William 146 
Bailey 125 

Mary 125 
Bailiss 

Martha 145 
Baker 103 
Bannister 145 
Barden 

Elizabeth 145 

Jacob 145 

Jesse 145 

John 145 

Simon 145 

William 145 

Woodard 145 
Barker 145 
Barksdale 

Collier 136 

Elizabeth 130- 

132, 135 
George W. 130, 

131, 132-137 
Georgia Anna 

133, 134, 137 
Hickerson 136 
John 130 
John A. 136 
JohnL. 136 
Lewis 136 
Louise 133 



Martha 131 

Martha A. 133 

Martha C. 133 

Sally 130, 131 

Samuel L. 133, 
136 

Sarah Elizabeth 
132, 133, 134, 
137 

Thomas 130, 
131, 136 

William 136 
Bate 

William 146 
Batey 

William 146 
Batie 

William 146 
Batty 

William 146 
Beall 

P. N. 125 
Beard 

John 108 

Milly 146 
Beardsworth 

Susan 140 
Beaty 

William 146 
Beauford 125 
Bell 

Henry 108 
Bellar 103 
Berry 

Ann 118 

Catherine 116 

E. F. 117 

Elizabeth 116, 
117 

Frances 117 

Jane 118 

John 117 

Joseph 116-118 

Joseph H. 117 

Joseph Hardy 
117 

Joseph J. 117 

Lucy 118 

Mary 116, 118 

Mary A. 117 

Pattie E. 117 



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Berry (cont'd) 
Peter 117 
Pliny 117 
Sally 117 
Sarah 117 
Thomas 116- 

118 
Wingfield 118 
Bibb 124 
Bishop 
Susan Ann 145 
widow 145 
Blankenship 124, 
125 
Betsy 125 
Nancy 124 
Sylvester 143 
Board 

Milly 146 
Boisseau 
Henrietta 119, 
120 
Boiling 
Mollie Ruth 
129 
Bond 

Mary 117 
Booker 

Don L. 143 
Bowker 103 
Boyd 

William 108 
Bradley 125 
Branch 124 

Gladys C. 120 
Brannon 

Senia 145 
Bray ton 

John A. 103 
Brock 124 
Brockwell 
George Winfield 

120, 121 
W. B. 121 
Bronaugh 

General 129 
Brooks 
Elizabeth 144 
James 144 
Browder 124 
Betsy 124 
Brown 105 
Susan 123 
Susannah 123 



Buckner 

Colin 141 

John William N. 
141 
Bumpass 

William 113 
Bunch 

Henry 112-114 
Burks 

John Partree 
114 
Burns 

Boice 144 
Butcher 

Joanna 144 
Cabell 

William 113 
Caffery 

John 107 
Caldwell 

David 112 

William 112, 
113 
Callaway 

Francis 112-114 

James 108 

Richard 107, 
109 

William 109- 
111, 115 
Calloway 

James 128 
Carnes 103 
Carr 145 
Carter 

Daniel W. 117 
Cason 

Edward 144 

James Bartlett 
144 

Susanna 144 

William 144 
Caviness 

Lucinda 146 
Chandler 

Abraham 107 
Chiles 

Paul 111-114 
Chinalt 

Stephen 108, 
112-114 
Chiswell 112 
Clark 103 

Mary V. 143 
Cobbs 105 



Cockerham 

Henry 113 
Coleman 

Robert S. 146 
Conway 105 
Cook 

Rebecca 122 
Cooke 103 
Cottle 

John E. 145 
Cressey 

Johnathon 117 

William 117 
Dalton 

David 112-114 
Daniel 105 
Davenport 

Sally 125 
Davie 

Leucy P. 146 

Lucy P. 146 
Davis 125 

Robert 108 
Deyerle 

Rebecca 117 
Dickerson 

Francis 144 

Sarah 144 
Dickinson 

Jane P. 144 
Donald 112 
Donnelly 

Dorothea 117 

Mrs. D. 118 
Doss 

William 145 
Drake 

James 112 

Samuel 108, 
113, 114 
Driskell 

Joseph 133 

Martha C. 133 

Sarah Elizabeth 
133 
Driskill 

Alonzo 133 

Fanny 133 

Florence G. 
133 

George Frank 
133 

J.B. 132 

John Henry 133 



Joseph Berryman 

133, 134 
Lumb Berryman 

133-135 
Martha C. 132 
Sarah Elizabeth 

134, 135, 137 
William B. 132 

Duff 

Arthur 109 
Durell 

Benjamin 132 
Easter 

Margaret 123 
Echols 

John 146 
Edwards 

Elton 144 
Ellington 

Isabella 117 

Pleasant 118 
Engelbrecht 

Jacob 105 
Enroughty 

James Brooken 
117 
Estes 

Elisha 146 

Hiram M. 146 
Evans 103 
Everedd 103 
Ewings 

Robert 107 
Fear 

James 115 
Fergurson 123 

Betsy 124 

Delphy 124 

Faith 122 

Faithy 124 

John 124 

Lucy 124 

Mary 124 

Peleg 122 

William 124 
Ferguson 

Jeremiah 127, 
128 

Sarah 128 
Fontaine 105 
Foster 

William 118 
Fowke 105 
Franklin 

Edward 113 



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Fraser 

Mamie 119 
Freeman 

John 103, 104 
Fry 105 
Fulghum 145 
Gardner 

widow 125 
Geddy 

Thomas 112 
Gibbs 

Lucy 123 
Gist 112 
Glascock 

Beatrice D. 130 
Gooch 

John 144 

Mary 144 
Goode 

John 146 
Gorham 125 

Mary 125 
Gray 

Joseph 117 
Green 

Davis 117 
Greenleaf 103 
Greif 

Phyllis H. 145 
Guthrie 

Nancy Palmer 
118 
Haile 

Nicholas 108 
Hailey 

Nell C. 116 
Hairston 

H. H. 129 

Saml. 109 

Watt 129 
Hairstone 

Samuel 107, 
110 
Hamblet 124 

Elizabeth 124 
Hamlet 124 
Hamner 124 

Sally 124 
Hancock 

Ammon 142 
Hanes 

John 145 

Mary 145 



Hardaway 
Henrietta 117 
Martha Alice 

117 
Mary Simmons 

119 
William 117 
Hardin 

Elexius 143 
Harding 

Elexius 143 
Hargrave 
Emmett Pegram 

119 
Henrietta 120 
Indiana 119, 

120 
Isham E. 119, 

120 
Isham Eppes 

119 
Isham Epps 1 19 
James S. 120 
James Spooner 

119 
Martha Eliza 

119 
Mary Jane Epps 

119 
Robert Epps 

119 
Robert Eps 120 
Sarah Ann 119, 

120 
Thomas E. 120 
Thomas Edward 

119 
Thomas Peterson 

Wilbur Prain 

119 
Virginia Branch 

119, 120 
William Epps 

119 
William Eps 

120 
Harod 123 
Harp 

Sally 124 
Harper 105 
Harris 125 
Lucy Woodall 

146 
Mary 125 



Harrison 125 
Lucena 1 25 
Harvey 

John 108 
Hawk 

Sylla 124 
Hawkins 
Augustine 108 
Mary 117 
Hayse 
Wiliam 114 
William 110 
Hendricks 

Herbert D. 145 
Henritze 
Barbara K. 102, 
104 
Hewey 

James 110, 111 
Hightower 124 

Nancy 124 
Hill 
Judith Parks 
America 106 
Hobbs 145 
Holladay 105 
Hollingsworth 

Valentine 105 
Holt 
Bessie W. 134 
Carrie Thelma 

134 
Ethel Reed 134 
George R. 134 
Georgia Anna 

134-137 
Hallie Miller 

134 
Harry Gammon 

134 
Howard Samuel 

134 
Hugh Henry 

134 
James Bernard 

134 
John James 134 
Lewis Jackson 

134, 136 
Mattie Gaines 

134 
Richard J. 134 
Sarah A. 134 
Schoolfield 134 



Viola Garfield 
134 

Willie Gertrude 
134 

Witt Atkins 134 
Hooper 

Christopher M. 
102, 119, 127, 
138 

Kathryn Sawyer 
140 
Horsley 

Lucy 123 
Huddlestone 103 
Hudgins 

Dennis 107 
Hughes 124 

Sally 124 
Hughey 

James 110 
Hurt 

Thomas 115 
Hutcheson 146 
Hutto 

Ruth Anne 
Hutchinson 
146 
Irby 

Mary 117 
Irvine 

David 108 

Prudence 146 
Isbel 

Zachariah 108- 
110 
Ivey 

Aaron 143 

Eaday 143 

Ramay 143 

Thomas 
Simmons 143 
Ivy 

Eaday 143 

Eldridge 143 
Jackson 123 
James 

Annie 129 

Arlene 144 

Benjamin Allen 
144 

Bruce 128 

Catlett 127, 128 

Emma Ruth 129 

James 144 



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James (cont'd) 

James Edwin 
144 

Joshu Cummins 
144 

Mary J. 127 

Pyrant 129 

RorerA. 129 

Sally Harrison 
144 

Samuel Catlett 
128 

Susan 143 

Waddy T. 127, 
128 
Jamison 

Beverly Richard 
118 

Thomas R. 118 
Jarratt 

Archerlaus 146 

Devereaux 146 
Jarrett 

Devereaux 146 
Jarrott 

Devereaux 146 
Jimmerson 

Thomas R. 118 
Johns 

B. 125 
Johnson 

James 1 1 1 

Thomas 144 
Jones 

Andrew 108 

Robert 144 

Robert Francis 
Paul 144 

Thomas 111 
Jordan 

George 122 

Mary 122 
Jourdan 

Miss 122, 123 
Kehrenhappuck 

123 
Ken- 
William 114 
Kidd 

Paul D. 146 
Kight 

Lisa 146 
Kinchen 

John 145 

William 145 



King 

Joseph 145 

Ransom 145 
King Edward III 

136 
King George II 

109 
Kirby 145 
Koenig 

Dorothy A. 116 
Land 

Charles Henry 
146 

Eldridge Braxton 
146 

Jeremiah 143 

John 146 
Landers 

Daniel 109 
Lane 

Marian Spiers 
145 
Langhorne 

Elizabeth 140 

Maurice 140 
Lanier 103 
Lawson 103 
Ledbetter 125 
Lee 

Leonora 120, 
121 

Mary Ann 121 

Mary Heath 
120, 121 

Richard 121 
Leigh 125 

Catharine 125 

Emmanuel J. 
117 
Lewis 105 

John 105 

Meriwether 105 

Robert 105 

Warner Hall 
105 

Zachary 105 
Littlepage 105 
Mackie 

Alexander 112 
Maclin 

Charlotte 143 

Harriet 143 

Joseph 143 

Joseph J. 143 

Lucy 143 



Martha M. 143 

Mary 143 

Susan 143 

Susan James 
143 

Tabitha 143 
Mahone 

Sackfield 109 

Sackvile 113 
Major 

Bernard 145 
Mann 

John 118 

Mary A. 118 
Martin 

Elizabeth 144 
Mason 

Johnathon 117 

Maria 117 

Sally 117 
Maury 105 
Maxy 124 

Lucy 124 
May 

Patsy 124 
Mayo 

Mariana 123 

Marianna 123 
McAboy 

James 143 

Thomas 143 
McCoy 

Anna 
Woodhouse 
144 
McKinlay 

Barbara Doss 
145 
McLaughlin 

Charles 114 
Mead 

William 107 
Meador 

John Werther 
127 

Sylvester 117 
Meadors 

Bertha 129 

John Werther 
129 
Mehone 

Sakfield 107 
Meriwether 

J. N. 141 

N. D. 141 



William Hunter 
140 
Midrliff 

Emma May 144 
Miller 103 

William 115 
Mitchell 

James 112 
Mobberly 

Edward 113 
Moncure 105 
Moody 145 
Moore 

Ellis O. 143 

James 146 

Lucy Annan 
146 

William 146 
Mortimer 103 
Morton 

Mary Alice 118 

Sarah A. 134 
Mosher 

Merrill Hill 103 
Mullins 

Bertha 129 
Murvain 

Sam 124 
Nash 

Thomas 107, 
144 
Neal 

Priscilla 126 
Neighbors 

Samuel 117 
Newport 103 
Nichols 

Polly 124 
Nickerson 103 
Ogbourn 

Charles 146 
Ogburn 

Charles 146 
Oliver 

Susan 123 

Susannah 123 
Orr 

John 113 
Orrick 

Benjamin 110, 
112-114 

Margerry 109 



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Outland 

Richard 144 

Susan 
Richardson 
144 
Overton 105 
Owen 

Armelle 125 

Elizabeth 123, 
125, 126 

John 125 
Parrish 

Bresse 107 
Paschall 125 

Eliza 125 
Pate 

Elizabeth 143 
Patterson 

Nathaniel 1 1 1 
Patteson 

Irvine 109 
Paup 

Charlotte 143 

John Ward 143 

Tabitha 143 
Pegram 

Henrietta 119 

Robert 119, 
120 
Perry 

Kinchen 145 
Phelps 

John 109, 111 
Phenix 

Abraham 144 

Cordelia 144 
Pickard 

Frank C. 146 
Piller 

John 118 

Joseph B. 118 
Pillow 

John 118 
Pitman 

Thomas 113 
Plume 103 
Poindexter 105 
Pollard 

Francis 1 1 1 
Price 105 
Prillman 129 
Pritchett 

Elizabeth 143 
Purcas 103 



Quarles 
John 108, 112- 
114 
Ramsey 
Marinda Grifey 
146 
Ray 
Joseph 109, 
112-114 
Read 
Clement 110, 
112 
Reyley 

Pharoah 114 
Richardson 
Anne Elizabeth 

146 
Charles 144 
Garland 144 
James Henry 

144 
John 110, 114 
John G. 144 
Lucy 146 
Martha 144 
Matthew 144 
Susan 144 
William 144 
Robertson 
A. Andrew 144 
Athanatious 144 
James 103 
Robins 

Elizabeth 117 
Robinson 

Athanatious 144 
Ross 

Helen Pate 143 
Row 125 
Royal 
Joseph Edwin 
141 
Royston 
George 
Washington 
145 
Senia Ann 145 
Rud 124 
Rudder 
Gladys Ragsdale 
144 
Rust 
George 108, 
115 



Rutherford 
William 108 

Sailing 
John Peter 113 

Salmon 103 

Sanders 
Margaret 145 
William 145 

Sanford 
Emily 146 
Lucy P. 146 
Martha E. 146 
Mary E. 146 
Thomas J. 146 

Scarborough 145 

Scott 105 
Robert A. 127 
Sanford 128 
Sarah 128, 144 

Shans 
F. 125 

Sharp 
Elizabeth 118 
George E. 118 
Jane 118 
JohnB. 118 
John Morton 

118 
Joseph Berry 

118 
Josiah 118 
Josiah Franklin 

118 
Josiah T. 118 
Margaret H. 

118 
Nancy 118 
Polly 118 
Rebecca 118 
Susan 118 
Sussanna 118 
Thomas H. 118 
Virginia H. 118 

Sharpe 
Josiah 116 
Martha 118 
Thomas H. 116 

Shaver 
Elizabeth 116 

Sheaffer 
Elizabeth 116 

Shelby 
General 129 

Simpson 
Sandra 143 



Sinkler 

Polly 146 
Slaughter 105, 
124 

Polly 124 
Smith 105 

Essie W. 127 

Henry 113 

Martha T. 118 
Smotherman 

Carolyn 145 
Snow 

Thomas 1 14 
Sparrow 

S. 125 
Stammer 

Ethel Jones 144 
Stan- 
Linda Sparks 
144 
Stewart 145 
Stinson 

Arriania F. 118 
Stokes 

David 145 

JohnH. 145 

Josiah 145 
Stone 

William 109 
Stout 

Rosemary S. 
105 
Stoval 

George 108 
Sturdivant 125 

Beverly 125 
Stutesman 

John Hale 122 
Susan 132 
Sutton 

John 114 
Swain 

Gail 144 
Talbot 

Charles 107, 
109, 110 

John 109 

Mathew 108, 

109, 110 
Matthew 107- 

110, 115 
Taliaferro 105 
Tappan 103 



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Tate 

Robert 110, 
111 
Taylor 

Eva Ann 117 

Henry Ashby 
117 

JohnW. 117 

Lula 117 

Matthew James 
117 

Willis 117 
Terrel 

Micajah 1 1 1 
Thomas 

George 1 1 1 

John 111 
Thompkins 125 

Rebecca 125 
Thomson 105 

John 114 
Thornton 105 

Charles 128 

Francis 128 

Jeremiah 127, 
128 

Margaret 128 

Wiley 128 
Tompkins 

Blanche Lane 
145 
Took 

John 107 
Topham 103 
Toppan 103 
Totty 

Elenora 120 

Eli 120, 121 

Ellenoria 121 

Emma Jane 
120, 121 

George M. 121 

George Mitchel 
120 

Leonora 120, 
121 

Leonora F. 121 

Leonora Frances 
120 

Mary Elizabeth 
120 
Travers 105 
Traylor 

William 144 



Tuck 

John 146 
Tucker 125 

Betsy 125 
Tulli 

C. George 130 
Turner 

David 144 

James 108 

John 114 

Malinda 144 

Patty 144 

Richard 108 
Tyrell 105 
Vasser 145 
Vaughn 

Katy 124 

Susan 124 
Verdeman 

William 112 
Verdiman 

William 113 
Waddill 

JohnD. 118 
Wade 

Isaac W. 118 
Wagstaff 

Shirley P. 145 
Walker 105 

J. D. 118 

James 108 

Peter 117 

Thomas 108 
Wallock 

John 110 
Ward 

Roger G. 116 
Washington 105 
Watkins 125 

David 112-114 

Edward 123 

Mary 123, 126 
Watts 

Edward 112, 
114 
Weaver 

John Phillip 112 
Welch 

John 110, 111 
Westfall 

Dawn Watts 
146 
White 103 

George 109, 
115 



Whitehurst 

Batson 143 
Whitlow 

Bartlett 118 

Hays 118 
Wilcox 

Shirley Langdon 
143 
Williams 125 

Fielding L. 141 

Frances P. 141 

John 115 

Maria 125 

Thomas Lanier 
"Tennessee" 
103 
Willingham 145 

Roger O. 145 
Willis 105 
Wilson 

Ann 143 

Annie 129 

James 108 
112-114 

John 111 
Winfree 

Mary Jane 120 
Winningham 145 
Womack 

Richard 110 
Wood 105 
Woodall 

William 
Harrison 146 
Woodfin 125 

Martha 125 
Woodhouse 103 
Woods 

Emma Ruth 129 
Woodward 

Richard 114 
Wright 

Ambrose R. 
118 
Yarbrough 

Jeremiah 108, 
112-114 
Yates 

Callen 146 

Callohill 146 

Mary 146 

Tilford 146 

William 146 



Young 
George O. 127 
Thomas S. 127 



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PACE'S HAINES 

THIS PLACE. SEVEN MILES NORTH, 
WAS SETTLEQ 8* RICHARD PACE IN 
1620- ON THE NIGHT BEFORE THE] 
INDIAN MASSACRE Of MARCH 11 
ISZ2 AN INDIAN. CHANCO. REVEALED] 
THE PLOT TO PACE, WHO REACHEO] 
JAMESTOWN IN TIME TO SAVE THE] 
SETTLERS IN THAT VICINITY. 



PACE'S PAINES 

The above Virginia Historical 
Marker numbered 224-K is located 
on Virginia Route 10 in Surry 
County, approximately 3Vi miles 
west of Surry. It reads: "This place, 
seven miles north, was settled by 
Richard Pace in 1620. On the night 
before the Indian massacre of March 
22, 1622, an Indian, Chanco, 
revealed the plot to Pace, who 
reached Jamestown in time to save 
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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. XIII No. 4 • October - December 1995 



Editorial 154 

Book Reviews and Announcements 155 

Bedford County Court — The First Year 157 

Dennis Hudgins 

Parson and Local Man of Affairs: George Gurley [Southampton County] . . 165 
Otto Lohrenz 

Tanyard Cemeteries [Franklin County] 169 

Christopher M. Hooper 

A Charlotte County House Tour 172 

Christopher M. Hooper 

Wilkinson vs Wilkinson, #1794-154 [Sussex County] 175 

Ray Sasser 

Peter Guerrant, His Home and Will [Buckingham County] 181 

Christopher M. Hooper 

Concerning Bacon's Rebellion [Surry County] 185 

Doris Y. Stone 

The Presbyterian Cemetery [Lynchburg] 187 

Kathryn Sawyer Hooper 

Queries 195 

Index 199 



copyright ®1995 - The Southside Virginian 



EDITORIAL 



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BOOK REVIEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Vera McDowell, When Your Ox Is in the Ditch: Genealogical How-to 
Letters, vi, 161 pp; subject index; illus. ; perfect-bound; soft-cover 
(8texll); 1992, rprt. 1995. $19.95 plus $3.50 postage; Maryland 
residents add 5% sales tax; Michigan residents add 4%. The 
"Dear Abby" of genealogy — that is what Vera McDowell has 
been called. Her "advice," in the form of letters to an unidentified 
"Bette," (probably Mrs. McDowell's cousin Bette Kahler) have 
appeared since 1982 in Southern Echoes, the monthly newsletter of 
the Augusta (Georgia) Genealogical Society (AGS). The AGS 
compiled the letters, arranged them into chapters, and originally 
published the work in 1992, so that other family researchers could 
share the insights of Mrs. McDowell's experiences. The letters are 
written in a most humorous manner and even were the topic not so 
critical for the genealogist, one could just enjoy reading the letters. 
Mrs. McDowell covers many areas which are not included in other 
widely used "genealogical" how-to references. For instance, some 
of the chapter titles include: "Daily Mail: Incoming, Outgoing;" 
"You Can Go Home Again;" "Names and Other Family Foibles;" 
"Were Your Ancestors 'Counts' or 'No Counts;" "Courthouses: 
That's Where the Good Stuff Is!;" and "Cemeteries: A 
Genealogist's Last Resort??" Everyone can find something of 
interest in this book, especially the beginner. The reader is 
advised though, to follow the written suggestions concerning 
documentation, rather than the printed samples of the family group 
sheets. On page seven, the author states, "Frankly, I wouldn't 
give two cents for a family history that isn't fully documented and 
referenced! If you must research every aspect of the author's 
work, then why not just do your own 'looking' from the start." 
This is in stark contrast to the sample chart on page 20, which lists 
"Birth, Marriage, Death, & Cemetery Records for all towns 
mentioned," "Census, 1870 - 1910," and "Obits from 
newspapers," as the source documentation for all of the 
information on a very full Family Group Sheet. All-in-all, the 
information contained in this work is extremely beneficial, and the 
writer's style makes this a very delightful book to read. Order 
from Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1001 N. Calvert St., 
Baltimore, MD 21202-3897; (800) 296-6687. 



The Southside Virginian, Vol. XIII No. 4 Page 155 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 



The Bates Family of Old Virginia solicits members to its 
organization, which has been in existence for twenty-four years, and 
currently has some 250 members. Membership is $10.00 for the first 
year and $5.00 each year thereafter. Members receive The Bates 
Booster, the organization's bi-monthly newsletter. To apply for 
membership, contact Wayne Witt Bates, 5817 Stone Ridge Dr., 
Centreville, VA 22020. 

The following books are available as indicated: 

Blood Kin and "In-Laws " A Complete Handbook of Relationship 
Recognition and Nomenclature by G. H. Amber. Order #B84, xii, 
105 pp, 6x9, $8.95 + $1.50 shipping. This book explains all 
possible relationships whether based on blood or marriage. Serves 
as a how-to and reference book. Chapters: Codifying Kinship; 
Lineal Blood Kin; Collateral Blood Kin; Closeness of Blood Kin; 
Spouses and In-Laws; Unrecognized Relatives; Unconventional 
Relationships; and Kenning Kin. Order from Everton Publishers, 
Inc., PO Box 368, Logan, Utah 84323-0368. (800) 443-6325. 

Virginia, Maryland and Delaware 1821, Map by H. S. Tanner, 
17" x 22". From the American Atlas. #64, $4.00 postpaid, GA 
residents add 5% sales tax. Order from Heritage Papers, PO Box 
7776, Athens, GA 30604-7776 or call (706) 613-0030. 

One Branch of the Allen Family and Their Related Families 
compiled by George and Maxine Allen, 1994. This account begins 
with Richard Allin/Allen of New Kent and Hanover counties, 
Virginia, and traces one branch of the family to North Carolina 
and on to California. For more information contact the authors, 
PO Box 8155, Riverside, CA 92515-8155 or call (909) 354-7966. 

Amelia County, Virginia, Court Orders, 1746-1751: An Every- 
Name Index. ISBN 1-57445-000-X. (1995), 110 pages, 8.5 X 11, 
spiral bound, soundex index, 1859 Ludwig Bucholtz map, $15.00 
ppd (FL res. add 6 1/2% sales tax). This book is an every-name 
index to all people and places mentioned in Amelia County, 
Virginia, Order Book 2, covering 1746-51. It not only contains 
court orders for Amelia, but also areas that were soon to become 
Prince Edward and Nottoway counties. Order from T.L.C. 
Genealogy, PO Box 403369, Miami Beach, FL 33140-1369. 



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Bedford County 

Court Records 



Bedford County Court — The First Year 

Submitted by Dennis Hudgins 

Bedford County Court Order Book I A - 1754-1758, continued from Volume XIII 
No. 3, pp 107-115. 

[p. 67] At a Court held for Bedford County at the Courthouse on 
Tuesday the 24th day of March 1755 and in the XXVIII year of the 
Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the second. 

Present John Phelps 

Robert Baber 

Robert Ewing 

& William Mead Gentlem. Justices 

James Callaway, Thos. Watts and Alexander [Bay lie] are appointed to 
Veiw a Way Petition'd for a Road from Robert Davis's ford on Nevils 
Land below his Plantation to the Peaks of Otter River and make report 
to the next Court the Convenience or inconvenience thereof. 

On a Petition of Samuel Brown and Others it is Ordered that a Road be 
Clear'd from Charles Brights at the foot of Flemings Mountain the best 
and Most Convenient way into Richard Callaways Road and James 
Callaway is appointed Surveyor thereof, & it is Ordered that he together 
with all the Male labouring Tithables above the Mill Stone Road do 
fourthwith Clear and Keep the same in Repair according to Law and that 
the said Hands be Exempted from Working on all other Roads. 

On the Petition of Henry Tate & others it is Ordered that that Part of 
Lynches Road which was form[er]ly in Albemarle County be Continued 
according to the Order of Albemarle Court and the said Henry Tate is 
appointed Surveyor thereof as far as Possum Creek & it is Ordered that 
he together with all the Hand who Assissted the former Surveyor 
thereon, do forthwith Clear and Keep the same in Repair according to 
Law and Leave is Granted the said Tate to turn the said Road as he shall 
Think Proper. 



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Charles Caffery is appointed Surveyor of Lynches Road from Possum 
Creek into Beards Road and it is Ordered that he together with all the 
hands who formerly worked on the said Road do forthfwith] Clear & 
Keep the same in Repair according to Law and the said Hands are not 
exempted from Working on the Warwick Road. 

[p. 68] On the Motion of Nicholas Davis [Davies?] Leave is Granted him 
to Clear a Road (with his own Tithables and Tenants) from Beverly's 
Ferry into Tates Road. 

Francis Callaway is appointed Surveyor of the Road Leading from 
Moselys Quarter in William Callaways Road and it is Ordered that he 
together with all the Male Labouring Tithables below the said Quarter to 
Callaways Road do forthwith Clear and Keep the same in Repair 
according to Law. 

Richard Womack Plaintiff against Benjamin Orrick Defender in Case. 
The Parties having agreed the Diference Between them Subsisting this 
suit is Ordered to be Dismissed. 

On the Petition of Henry Bell and Others it is Order'd that A Road be 
Clear'd from Colo. John Boilings Quarter at the Buffelow Lick the best 
and Most Convenient way into Beards Road and Thomas Bell is 
appointed Surveyor thereof and it is Ordered that he together with, 
Nathaniel Patteson, John Pratt, Barth. Austin, Henry Bell, William 
Austin, Benjamin Wade, Thomas Franklin, John Daws/Davis, William 
Moore, James Handly/Standly & Martin Harman & their Male 
Labouring Tithables do forth with Clear and Keep the same in Repair 
according to Law and the said Hands are not Exempted from Working 
on Stovals Road. 

Peter Holland is appointed Surveyor of the Road whereof William Stone 
was late Surveyor, and it is Ordered that he together with all the Hands 
who Assisted the said Stone on the said Road and Thomas Overstreet, 
Thomas Snow, Thomas Hosly [Horsely?], do forthwith Clear and Keep 
the same in Repair according to Law. 

Thomas Dixon is appointed Surveyor of the Road whereof George Rust 
was Late Surveyor and it is Ordered that he together with all the Hands 
who Assissted the said Rust on the said Road do forthwith 

[p. 60] Clear and Keep the same in Repair according to Law. 

Clement Read Petitioner against Thomas Pitman Defendant on a Petition. 
This day came the Petitioner by his Attorney and the Defendant was 



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Solmenly call'd and not appearing to Gainsay the Justness of the 
Petitioners Demands Therefore it is Considered by the Court that the 
Petitioner Recover against the said Defendant the sum of £2. S 10 Current 
Money and his Costs by him about his suit in this Behalf Expended and 
a Lawyers fee. But this Judgment is to be Discharged by Payment of 
£1.S5 with Interest for the same to be Computed after the rate of 5 per 
Centum per Annum from the Last day of October 1754 to time of 
Payment and the Costs, and the Plaintiff acknowledges to have recovered 
of the Above Judgmt. the sum of £l.S15.d5 on the 24th day of March 
1755. 

Thomas Nash Gent. Petitioner against John Sutton Defendant on a 
Petition. This day came as well the Petitioner by his Attorney as the 
said Defendant in his Proper Person and the said Defendant saith he 
cannot Gainsay the Justness of the Petitioners Demand. Therefore it is 
Considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said 
Defendant £2. S3 and his Costs by him about his suit in that Behalf 
Expended and a Lawyers fee And the Plaintiff agrees to Stay Execution 
one Month. 

On the Motion of Paul Carrington Gent, this Court doth Recommend the 
said Paul Carrington to the Examiners appointed by Law as a Person of 
Probity Honesty and Good Demeanor. 

William Callaway, John Phelps, Robert Baber, Henry Tate, Thomas 
Callaway, Benjamin Henslee, Matthew Talbot Junr., William Mead, 

[p. 70] and Joseph Ray Gent. Vestrymen came into Court and took the 
Usual Oaths to his Majesties Person and Goverment and Repeated and 
Subscribed the Teste. 

We the Subscribers do Subscribe to be Conformable to the Doctrine and 
Discipline of the Church of England as the same is by Law Established. 

William Callaway, John Phelps, Robert Baber, Henry Tate, Fran. 
Callaway, Benjamin Henslee, William Mead, Mathew Talbot Junr., Jos. 
Ray 

William Armstead Plaintiff against John Anthony and Matthew Mills 
Defendants in Debt. This day came as well the Plaintiff by his Attorney 
as the said Defendant Anthony in his Proper Person and the said 
Defendant acknowledging the Plaintiffs action, Therefore it is Considered 
by the Court that the Plaitiff recover against the said Defendant Anthony 
£368 Current Money the Debt in the Declaration Specified and his Costs 
by him about his Suit in this Behalf Expended and the said Defendant in 



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Mercy &c. But his Judgment Except as to the Costs is to be Discharged 
by the Payment of £168.S5 Current Money with Interest for the same to 
be Computed after the Rate of 5 per Centum per Annum from the 1st 
day of October 1753 to the time of Payment and the Plaintiff 
acknowledged to have received of this Judgment on the 24th day of 
September Last Past £8.S13.d9 and on the 27th day of October Last Past 
£20.S15 and also to have Received this day £13.S9 

[p.71] and as to the Defendant Mill[s] this suit is Ordered to be 
Dismissed. 

Richard Callaway Gent. Plaintiff against Michael Poor Defendant in 
Debt. This day came as well the Plaintiff by his Attorney as the said 
Defendant in his Proper Person (and Joseph Ray of this County Comes 
into Court and undertakes for the Defendant that in Case he shall in this 
suit he shall satisfie and Pay the Condemnation of the Court or Render 
his Body to Prison in Execution for the same or that he the said Joseph 
Ray will Do it for him) and the Defendant acknowledging the Plaintiffs 
Action. Therefore it is Considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover 
against the said Defendant £6.S12.d6 the Debt in the Declaration 
Specified and his Costs by him about his suit in that Behalf Expended 
and the said Defendant in Mercy &ca. But this Judgment is to be 
Discharged by the Payment of £3.S6.d3 with Interest for the same to be 
Computed after the Rate of 5 per Centum per Annum from the 27th day 
of November 1754 to the time of Payment and the Costs, and the 
Plaintiff agrees to stay Execution of the above Judgment untill May 
Court Next. 

Ordered that the Court be Adjorn'd untill tomorrow morning 10 'O 
Clock. 

Signed John Phelps 

[p. 72] At a Court Continued and Held for Bedford County at the 
Courthouse on Tuesday Tsicl the 25th day of March 1755 and in the 
XXVIII year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the second. 

Present William Callaway 

Richd. Callaway 

Robert Ewings 

& William Mead Gent. Justices 

Josias Randle Plaintiff against Joseph Ray, Gent, sherif of Bedford 
Defendant in Case. This day came the Plaintiff by his Attorney and 
thereupon came a Jury, to wit, Henry Bunch, William Watts, David 



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Irvine, Wiliam Wyley, William Boyd, Michael Poor, Stephen Chinalt, 
William Verdeman, John Eckols, Edwards Watts Senr., John Currie & 
Randle Gibson being sworn well and Truly to inquire of Damages in this 
Suit upon their Oaths do Say that the Plaintiff hath sustained by 
Occastion of the Defendants breach of Duty in the Declaration Specified 
to £19.S18.d8 Current and his costs, Therefore it is considered by the 
Court that the said Defendant his Damages aforesaid and his Costs by 
him about his suit in that behalf Expended and the said Defendant in 
Mercy &ca. 

The Last Will and Testament of John Denny Dec'd was Proved by the 
Oaths of James Dillard & Matthew Henson Witness thereto sworn to by 
John Dennie the Executor therein Named and is Ordered to be Recorded 
and on the Motion of the said Dennie Certificate is Granted him for 
Obtaining a Probat thereof in Due form of LAw, giving Security 
whereupon he together with Zachariah Dennie & Matthew Henson his 
Security entered into and acknowledged their Bond in ths Penalty of £100 
for the said John Dennie due and faithful 1 Administration of the said 
Decedants Estate and Proformance 

[p. 73] of his Will. 

James Drake Complainant against Andrew Jones Defendant in Chancery, 
for Reasons appearing to the Curt this suit is Ordered to be Dismissed. 

The Jury formerly Order'd to Value an Acre of Land belonging to 
Matthew Talbot Junr. where a Mill is Petitioned for by John Eckols this 
day Return 'd their Report (in these Words, to wit "We the Jurors being 
first Sworn do Value one Acre of Land of Matthew Talbot Junr. 
Petitioned for by John Eckols to 2 shillings and 6 pence and Damages we 
find none as Witness our Hands and Seals this 24th day of January 1755 
Edward Mobberly (S.S.), James Walker (S.S.), Thomas Walker (S.S.), 
Richard Turner (S.S.), James Tilly (S.S.), Lewis Meador (S.S.), 
Clement Mobberly (S.S.), John Mount (S.S.), Jeffery Crowly (S.S.), 
Benjamin Mobberly (S.S.), James Turner (S.S.), Johnathan Burleson 
(S.S.)" and Established according to Report and Ordered to be Recorded. 

Walter Douglass Plaintiff against Dalton Defendant 

[p. 74] On the Motion of James Dillard a Witness to Prove the Last Will 
and Testament of John Dennie Dec'd. It is Ordered that the Executors 
of the said Will Pay him 109 lbs. of Tobacco for one Days Attendance 
and Travelling 28 Miles Once According to Law. 



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On the Motion of John Talbot a Witness for Danl. Landers in his suit 
against John Phelps It is Ordered that said Landers Pay him for 50 lbs. 
of Tobacco for 2 Days Attendance according to Law. 

Thomas Moore Plaintiff against John Richardson Defendant in Debt. 
This day came the Plaintiff by his Attorney and there upon came a Jury, 
to wit, Samuel Brown, David Irvine, William Wyley, Joseph Miller, 
Edward Watts, George Watts, Stephen Chinalt, Barnabas Arther, Randle 
Gibson, William Watts, John Currie & James Dillard who being sworn 
well and truly to Enquire of Damages in this Suit upon their Oath do say 
that the Plaintiff hath Sustained Damages by Occasion of the Defendant 
breach of the Promise and Assumption in the Declaration Specified to 
£28.S10.dll Current Money besides his Costs, Therefore it is 
Considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said 
Defendant and Sandifer who was returned Security for the 

Apearance of the said Defendant his Damages aforesaid assess'd and his 
Costs by him about his Suit in this Behalf Expended and the said 
Defendant in Mercy &ca. 

Ordered that John Phelps, Acquilla Gilbert, Benjamin Gilbert and Samuel 
Gilbert or any 3 of them (being first sworn before a Justice of this 
County) Appraise in Current Money the slaves (if any) and Personal 
Estate of John Dennie Dec'd and Return the Appraisement to the Court. 

[p. 75] Jeremiah Rust Plaintiff agst. Pharoah Reyley Defendant in Debt. 
This day came as well the Plaintiff by his Attorney and the said 
Defendant in his Proper Person and the said Defendant acknowledging 
the Plaintiffs action, Therefore it is Considered by the Court that the 
Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant £9.S17 the Debt in the 
Declaration Mention'd and his Costs by him about his suit in this Behalf 
Expended and the said Defendant in Mercy &c. But this Judgment is to 
be Discharged by Payment of £4.S18.d6 Cur. Money together with 
Interest for the same to be computed after the rate of 5 per Centum per 
Annum from the 9th day of May 1752 to the time of Payment and the 
Costs. 

John Dunahoe Petitioner against James Gibson Defendant on a Petition. 
This day came the Parties by their Attorneys & the Arguments of the 
Parties being heard on both sides in Consideration whereof it is the 
Opinion of the Court the Petitioner Recover against the said Defendant 
£2.S2.d3 Current Money and his Costs by him about his suit in that 
behalf Expended. 



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David Irvine Petitioner against Irvine Patteson Defendant on a Petition. 
This day came the Petitioner by his Attorney and the said Defendant 
being Solemnly call'd and not appearing to Gainsay the Justness of the 
Petitioners Demand. Therefore it is Considered by the Court that the sd. 
Petitioner recover against the said Defendant £2.S6.dlO and his Costs by 
him in this behalf Expended. 

[p. 76] Stephen Chinalt Plaintiff against Joseph Mourtree Defendant on 
an Attachment. For Reasons Appearing to the Court ths suit is Ordered 
to be Dismiss'd. 

The Jury formerly Ordered to Value an Acre of Land belonging to 
George White where a Mill is Petitioned for by Joseph Ray Gent, this 
day Returned their Report, (in these Words, to wit, We) the Jurors being 
well and first Sworn do Value one Acre of Land belonging to George 
White on the South side of Otter River Petitioned for by Joseph Ray to 
£0. 1.3 Current Money of Virginia in Witness Whereof we have hereunto 
set our hands and Seals this 22d Day of March 1755. John Anthony 
S.S., John Sutton (S.S.), Richard [his Mark] Woodward (S.S.) John [his 
mark] Ward (S.S.), William [H.] Boyd (S.S.), Thomas Overstreet (S.S.), 
George Yates (S.S.), William Quarles (S.S.), William Stone (S.S.) 
Jerimiah Yarbrough (S.S.), Danl. [His Mark] Rains (S.S.), [Jerm. His 
Mark Sozberry] (S.S.) and Established according to Report which is 
Ordered to be Recorded. 

Zachariah Isbel Gent, having Obtained an Attachment against the Estate 
of John Carr who is said to be Run away or so Absconds that the 
Ordinary Prosess of Law Cannot be served on him and Adam Beard a 
Constable of his County having returned that he had Execute the same 
on the Estate of the said Carr in the Hands of Thomas [Dunkin?] Junr. 
the said John Carr was Solemnly Call'd but did not Appear Therefore on 
the Motion of the said Zachariah Isbel by his Attorney it is Ordered by 
the Court that the said Zachariah Isbel recover against the said John Carr 
fS.SlQ.dlO 1 ^ and his Costs by him in this Behalf Expended. 

Ordered that the sheriff summon 24 freeholders to Appear at next Court 
as a Jury of Inquest for the Body of this County. 

[p. 77] On the Motion of George Rust it is Ordred that unless Thomas 
Franklin (a Witness for him at the suit of Clement Read) be find 
according to Law unless he appear at next Court and make his Excuse. 



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On the Motion of Stephen Chinalt a Witness for Paul Chiles at the suit 
of Jeremiah Rust. It is Ordered that the said Chiles pay him 100 lbs. of 
Tobacco for 4 days Attendance according to Law. 

On the Motion of Pharaoh Reyley a Witness for John Dunahoe in his 
Suit against James Gibson, It is Ordered that the said Dunahoe pay him 
for 3 Days Attendance (75 lbs. of Tobacco) according to Law. 

On the Motion of Edward Watts a Witness for John Dunahoe in his suit 
against James Gibson, It is Ordered that the said Dunahoe Pay him for 
one Days Attendance (25 lbs. of Tobacco) according to Law. 

Ordered that the Court be adjorn'd untill Court in Course. 

Sign'd Wm. Callaway 

[p. 78] At a Court held for Bedford County at the Courthouse on 
Monday the 28th day of April 1755 and XXVIHth year of our Reign. 

Present Matthew Talbot 

Zachariah Isbel 

Robert Ewings 

William Mead 

& Saml. Hairstone Gent. Justices 

Ordered that Licence be granted unto Zachariah Isbel to Keep Ordinary 
at his House in this County for the Space of one year he having 
Complied with what the Law requires in this Case. 

Ordered that the rates as Settled by the Curt last year at which the 
Ordinary Keepers in this County were allowed to sell Liqours &ca. for 
the year Past be Continued for the ensuing Year. 

David Irvine Petition against William Candler Defendant on a Petition. 
For Reasons appearing to the Court this suit is Ordered to be Dismiss 'd, 
and it is Ordered that the Defendant recover against the said Petitoner his 
Costs in this Behalff Expended. 

Mark Cole Assignee of Nicholas Hails Plaintiff against John Richardson 
Defendant in Debt. The Plaintiff failing to Appear to Prosecute his suit 
it is Ordered to be Dismissed. 

Ordered that the Court be adjourn'd untill Court in Course. 

Signed Matthew Talbot 
Concluded 
Published here with the kind permission of the Archives and Records 
Division, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. 



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Southampton County 

Historical Research 



Parson and Local Man of Affairs: George Gurley 

Submitted by Otto Lohrenz, professor of history (emeritus), The University of 
Nebraska at Kearney 

Continued from Vol. XIII No. I, pp. 23-28. 

Generally justices rotated the office of sheriff among themselves and in 1792 
Gurley took his turn. A sheriff's term was to be one year but often that 
period was exceeded when the state executive failed to make a new 
appointment in time. Gurley was one of only two rectors known to have 
held that important local office. a As sheriff Gurley served warrants, 
apprehended and arrested suspects, conducted elections to the Assembly, 
executed the sentences of the court at "the jail, whipping post, stocks, 
pillory, and ducking stool," and collected taxes. A sheriff was entitled to 
a percentage of the tobacco he collected in taxes. To qualify as sheriff he 
had to pledge a security of £1,000 sterling and to furnish three additional 
surities from planters in the county. To assist him Gurley chose several 
deputies, whose appointments required the confirmation by the justices. 
They also had to post a bond and to provide three securities. b 

Gurley' s term as sheriff was marred by irregularities, apparently by his 
deputies, making it impossible for him to turn over all the collected taxes 
to the county treasurer, Benjamin Blunt, who was also the senior justice. 
On July 10, 1794, upon Blunt's motion, the court "ordered that Geo. Gurley 
late Sheriff. . . be summoned to appear at the 2nd day of next court to show 
cause if any he has why the said treasurer ought not to have judgment 
against him for £247 lis. 6d. the balance of the county levy by him collected 
and unaccounted for." On the appointed day Gurley, who had resumed his 
position on the bench after serving as sheriff, resigned his commission as 
justice of the peace. Then the court brought judgment against Gurley and 



a William P. Palmer et at., eds., Calendar of Virginia State Papers and other Manuscripts 
Preserved in the Capitol at Richmond, 11 vols. (Richmond, 1875-93), VI, 445. Archibald 
Campbell, rector of Washington parish, was sheriff of Westmoreland County in 1767; see Otto 
Lohrenz, "Clergyman and Gentieman: Archibald Campbell of Westmoreland County, 1741-1774," 
Northern Neck Historical Magazine, 39 (1989), 4439. Several who left the ministry were sheriffs. 
b Warren M. Billings, John E. Selby, and Thad W. Tate, Colonial Virginia: A History (White 
Plains, NY, 1986), p. 73; Morton, Colonial Virginia, I, 129. 



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awarded Blunt the sum in question, but the decision was "stayed till further 
orders." On February 12, 1796 the court ordered that the judgment against 
Gurley "now issue returnable to May Court next," but the minutes of those 
sessions do not mention the subject. c 

In the meantime Gurley brought charges against his former deputies, 
apparently for misappropriating tax funds. On May 8, 1794 the court found 
against two of them, Joshua Fort and Etheldred Turner, and their respective 
securities, and in each instance awarded Gurley £5,000; the amount of each 
individual's bond, plus costs; but the court declared that "all just credits are 
to be allowed," which apparently meant that the two parties were liable only 
for their tax shortages. On May 16, 1797 Gurley took another deputy, 
Henry Briggs, probably his chief assistant, to court. This time Gurley 
obtained a judgment for £10,000, the amount of the defendant's bond, and 
costs. Again, "all just credits" were to be allowed. d 

Although the extant records offer no particulars, it appears that Gurley 
himself was not guilty of a transgression, although as sheriff he was 
responsible for the actions of his deputies. Perhaps he was too lax in his 
supervision or placed too much confidence in the integrity or competence of 
his subordinates. Embarrassment, disgust, and frustration may all have 
figured in his decision to resign from the court when the episode came to a 
head. The events must have been most unpleasant and even stressful to 
Gurley. The members of the court exonerated Gurley, at least to a certain 
extent, by awarding him judgments against the deputies. A more complete 
record would probably have vindicated him to an even greater extent. 

Apparently Gurley was unable or unwilling to make good his obligation to 
the treasurer in full. In 1796 one party, whose legitimate claims against the 
county had evidently not been honored because of the tax shortfall, won two 
judgments against Gurley; they were for eight and nine pounds respectively 
plus interest. The next year the court awarded two judgments to a similar 
claimant; one was for 2,041 pounds of tobacco plus costs and the second 
for 983 pounds and costs. Whether Gurley satisfied these plaintiffs as 
decreed is unknown, but the cases reveal that he had not reimbursed the 
county for all of the taxes unaccounted for. e 

Two of the deputies, Etheldred Turner and Henry Briggs, may have settled 
their accounts with Gurley, but the third, Joshua Fort, did not. In 1799 



c Entries for July 10, 1794, August 15, 1794, February 12, 1796, May 12, 1796, Southampton 
County Minute Book (1793-1799), pp. 98, 103, 207, 219, reel 32, Virginia State Library. 
d Ibid., pp. 86, 265. 
e See entries for September 8. 1796 and September 19, 1797, ibid., pp. 236, 293. 



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Gurley brought suit against Fort for the second time and the court awarded 
him the requested judgment, but in the meantime Fort died and litigation 
continued against his estate. The court finally appointed referees to study 
the evidence and to make a recommendation; in 1803 they found that the 
estate owed Gurley £58 2s. 5Vid. The court awarded Gurley that amount, 
minus any payments the deceased might have made before his demise. It 
seems doubtful that Gurley was able to collect from the estate before his 
own death the next year. 

Gurley signed his will on October 21, 1799 and it was recorded on May 21, 
1804, suggesting that he died early that year, at the age of about seventy- 
five. His place of interment is unknown. Ten children had issued from the 
union of Gurley and Mary Willis, who survived her husband. Eight of the 
offspring — Lucy, Joseph, Henry, Celia, George, Mary, Patty, and John — 
reached maturity; all married and some left numerous descendants. g 

In his will Gurley mentioned only his wife Mary and sons George and John. 
To son George he assigned "all the lands and plantation I am now possessed 
of except the land and plantation where upon I now live. " To his widow he 
give the use of the land and plantation whereon he lived during her lifetime; 
to her he also bequeathed outright two slave women and all of his personal 
property, not otherwise disposed of. After his wife's decease and payment 
of his debts he loaned the second tract and a Negro boy to son John; 
however, if John neglected or refused to pay his father's debts, or attempted 
to sell or lease the land or slave boy, he granted the same to son George. 
Upon John's death, assuming that he had complied with his father's wishes, 
the second tract and slave were to go to son George and his heirs. 
Apparently John was somewhat unpredictable; moreover he had no children 
and the father wanted his real and personal property to stay in the 
family. h 

The size and quality of his two plantations mentioned in his will are 
unknown. According to the census of 1787 he owned ten slaves, but the 
extent or value of his personal property at the time of his death have not 



f Entries for November 19, 1799, July 20, 1801, and April 19, 1803, Southampton County Minute 
Book (1799-1803), pp. 51, 194, n. p., reel 32, Virginia State Library; entries for April 19, 1803 
and July 18. 1803, Southampton County Order Book (1802-1803), pp. 237, 319, reel 28, Virginia 
State Library. 

g Will of George Gurley, Southampton County Will Book, No. 5, with Inventories & Accounts 
(1797-1804), p. 500, reel 17, Virginia State Library; Bradley, Notes on William Gurley, p. 17. 
h Southampton County Will Book, No. 5, p. 500, reel 17, Virginia State Library. The witnesses 
to Gurley's will were James Bishop, Benjamin Rochill, and John Washington. See John Gurley's 
will, Southampton County Will Book, No. 6 (1804-1810), p. 405, reel 18, Virginia State Library. 
John Gurley's will is dated October 17, 1805 and recorded on February 16, 1807. 



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been determined. The court ordered an inventory of his personalty at the 
time, but despite a careful search no record of a list and appraisement of his 
effects has been found. ' 

In his parish and county Gurley left a legacy as a devoted clergyman and a 
dedicated public servant. The local gentry certainly encouraged Gurley, and 
may have provided the initial impulse, to seek Anglican ordination and St. 
Luke's rectorship in 1762-1763. It was a clear mark of their respect. For 
about the next thirty years he ministered faithfully to his flock, without fixed 
remuneration for the last twenty. In the early years of the Revolution the 
freeholders of Southampton twice registered their regard by electing him to 
their committee of safety, the county's ruling body during that period. In 
1784 his peers nominated, and the state executive appointed, him to perform 
the duties of county magistrate. In 1793 he acted as sheriff, the most 
prestigious governmental leadership position in the county. In Virginia a 
county's elite reserved the offices of justice and sheriff for their own class, 
one scholar has found, in order to protect its social and political 
prominence. J Southampton's elite certainly included Gurley. 

Concluded 



«$£» 



1 Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florene Speakman Love, comps., The 1787 Census of Virginia, 3 vols. 
(Springfield, VA, 1987), II, 1129; Southampton County Order Book (1803-1805), p. 137, reel 28, 
Virginia State Library. 
J Kulikoff, Tobacco and Slaves, p. 267. 



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Franklin County 

Cemetery Records 



Tanyard Cemeteries 

Transcribed by Christopher M. Hooper 

Editor's Note: The two cemeteries described below carry the same name 
although they are located some distance apart. 

Tanyard Grave Yard 

Research performed by Alice Peak Hopkins, Rocky Mount, Virginia, March 5, 
1936. 

Subject: Tanyard Grave Yard 

Location: This old Graveyard is about 1.5 miles from the Court House (3 
miles by car). Follow the Old Glade Hill Road down to Hudson's old 
Cannery at the branch, then turn to right and walk about 500 yards to the 
center of a large field. 

Date: 1778, date of the oldest grave. 

Description: This is a very, very old graveyard. Some of the tombstones have 
fallen down. It is necessary to cut ones way through to cut ones way 
through brush to get to them. No one has been buried there for years. 

Historical Significance: 

In Memory of Geo. S. Heidelback, 

Vilet Hill, dec'd. Son of 

Aug. 12, 1803. R. S. Heidelback 

Died Aug. 2, 1865 
Robert Hill 
dec'd 19th Aug. 1778. Sallie E. 

wife of 
In Memory of Nicholas Carper and daughter of 

Thos. Hill, Dec'd. Hay & Susan E. Turnbull 

Died Feb. 2, 1827. Died Aug. 8, 1861. Age 23. 

"Sacred to the memory of Wm. H., son of 

Willis B. Hope Hay & Susan E. Turnbull, died March 

who departed this life 6 June, 1832 19, 1857 

in the 28 year of his age. age 16 yrs. & 16 days. 



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Florence Ann 

daughter of 

Robt. A. & Isabella Scott, died Aug. 

5, 1852. 

Pattison Nixon 

born March 10, 1797, Died April 9, 

1854. 

Saml Carper Scott 

Son of Capt. R. A. & isabella[5/c] 

Scott 

Born Nov. 28, 1862, died Mar. 14, 

1863. 



In Memory of 

Mrs. Veriller J. 

Wife of Capt. Robt. A. Scott, born 

Nov. 2, 1822. 

Died Apr. 28, 1846. 

In Memory of 

Elizabeth Ayers 

Daughter of Davis & Emma Ayers, 

Died Aug. 31, 1867. 

Cabell Ayers 

Died Jan. 11, 1874. 



Sources of Information: 

Tombstone Inscriptions. 
Visit by Worker. 



Tanyard Cemetery 

Editor 's Note: There are two typed descriptions for this cemetery, and the 
following is a compilation of the two. 

Research performed by Alice Peak Hopkins, Rocky Mount, Virginia, March 9, 
1936. 

Subject: Tanyard Cemetery. 

Location: 1 mile southeast of Rocky Mount, Virginia on Route #40. 

Date: 1827, date of oldest grave. 

Description: Tanyard Cemetery is the oldest cemetery near Rocky Mount, 
Virginia. It has not been in use for years and is overgrown with roses, 
bushes, and weeds. There are many old stones and many sunken graves 
which are not marked. 

There is a legend that one of the early Hills buried in Tanyard was killed 
by a panther. There is another legend that one of the early Bernards was 
killed by the Indians and buried here. 

There are seven graves marked with marble stones, all made by Goddles 
and Brother, of Lynchburg, Virginia. 



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Historical Significance: 

Elizabeth H. 

wife of John H. Clintwood 
Born Jan. 28, 1831. 
Died July 25, 1856. 

In Memory of 
Mrs. Cath'n Carper 
who died July 18th 1840. 
In the 25 year of her age. 

Judith Bernard 

Born July 1, 1795 

Died July 16, 1853. 

Alas she has left us her spirit has fled 

Her body now slumbers along with 

the dead 

Her Saviour hath called her to him 

she has gone 

Be ye also ready to follow her soon. 

Palmyra Eugia wife of 
John Wade, Jr. 
Born Nov. 21, 1830. 
Died Sept. 26 1861. 

John Bernard 

Born June 18th 4S74 1784 

[typed 1874 stricken and 1784 

handwritten] . 

Died Oct. 1st 1845. 

O glorious hour, O Blest above 

Our father near and like his god 

and flesh and sin no more controle 

The sacred pleasures of his soul. 

Sources of Information: 

Tombstone Inscriptions. 
Visit by Worker. 

This was originally transcribed as part of the Works Progress Administration of 
Virginia Historical Inventory, Franklin County, and is contained on film 509, 
Reel 12 (1936), Archives and Records Division, The Library of Virginia, 
Richmond, Virginia. It is reproduced here with permission. 



In Memory of 

Walter Bernard 

who departed this life 5th Feby 1841 

Aged 82 years 1 mo. & 5D. 

In remeberance of 

Thos. Hill 

Died Feb 2, 1827. 

In memory of 

Henry L. Adams 

died March 27 1840 

age one year and eleven months. 

In memory of 

James C. Tate 

who died Sept. 12th 1859 in the 

5 1 year of his age 

Louisa Jane Smothers 
Born August 16, 1834 
Died June 3, 1853. 

Zodok Bernard 
Born Dec 1, 1791 
Died July 20, 1871. 

In memory of George S. 
Son of 

Thurman and Susan H. Craft 
Born October 16, 1858 
Died August 9, 1865. 



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Charlotte County 

Historic Homes and their Families 



A Charlotte County House Tour 

Submitted by G. Warren Driskill 




Editor's Note: The following article originally appeared in the May 27, 1984 
issue of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, in the "Spanning the 
James" column. 

Antebellum Structures on Charlotte House Tour 

By Betty Pettinger 
Times-Dispatch staff writer 

The patrons of Patrick Henry 

Academy in Charlotte County have 

scheduled a house tour for Saturday, 

featuring 10 antebellum houses, and 

the outside of the academy, built as a 

tavern in 1820. Also on the tour are 

the Association for the Preservation of 

Virginia Antiquities Museum of 

Charlotte County history, a copy of the first county clerk's office and the 

Charlotte County Public Library, consisting of an 1810 law office with an 1836 

house attached. 

The tour will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $10, available by 
sending a check payable to Patrick Henry Academy to P.O. Box 88, Charlotte 
Court House 23923 or at any house on tour day. Box lunches will be available 
at the library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Among the oldest houses on the tour is Greenfield, built about 1771 and 
believed to be the oldest frame house in Charlotte County. It consists of a 
two-story central section with flanking wings and was built by Isaac Read, 
whose descendants, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. R. Charlton, live there now. Inside 
there is fine 18th century woodwork with wainscoting, paneling, carved mantels 
and stairway. 

A classic example of Gothic Revival architecture is Staunton Hill, built by 
Charles Bruce about 1847 and the ancestral home of David K. E. Bruce, former 
U.S. ambassador to France and the United Kingdom. The house is brick 
covered with stucco, has a marble-floored front porch and a stone wall extending 



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several miles along its road frontage. Only the grounds and exterior of the 
house may be viewed. 

Also to be viewed only from the outside is Tankersley, now a private residence 
but the site of the tavern at Charlotte Court House where Patrick Henry made 
his last public speech in 1799 and where George Washington ate breakfast while 
on his southern tour in 1791. 

Patrick Henry spent the night before that last public speech at Woodfork, then 
the home of Col. Joel Watkins, but not in the present house, built in 1829 by 
Henry Watkins. 

Kentwood is a brick two-story house with an English basement and a Doric 
porch, built in 1837 and presently owned by Mr. and Mrs. David Quarrier. 
Ingleside is a 14-room brick house with two large porches built about 1810 by 
Thomas Read, a Charlotte County clerk. In the yard stands the former clerk's 
office. Arcadia, which may be viewed only from the outside, is a Greek 
Revival house built in 1847 as a wedding present. 

Gravel Hill is a frame house built by George C. Hannah in 1847. The oldest 
section once stood across the road as a part of another Hannah home, Grove 
Hill, and was moved over and attached to the present house. Ridge way is a 
Georgian and Greek Revival house built in 1829 and remodeled a century later. 
Twelve Oaks is a large frame house built in 1858 with an English basement. 



Editor's Note: The following article originally appeared in the October 3, 
1969 issue of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. 



Charlotte County Branch APVA Holds Annual Meet at Greenfield 

KEYSVILLE, Oct. 2 — Over 100 people attended the annual meeting of the 
Charlotte County Branch of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia 
Antiquities Saturday, Sept. 27, at Greenfield, home of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley 
Anderson. 

Main speaker of the afternoon was Brown Morton, chief architect of the Historic 
American Building Survey, who talked about having authenticity in the 
restoration of old buildings. 

"There is a definite tendency, especially in Virginia, to think of the past in 
romantic terms and restore old houses the way we think they will look pretty, 
rather than the way they actually were," he said. "I urge you to restore them 
the way they were originally rather than following your own taste. If you 
cannot find out how something looked, please say you could not so that it will 
be historically correct for the sake of future generations." 



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Henry Read, of Hampton-Sidney, then gave a history of Greenfield. He began 
with his ancestors, Clement and Mary Hill Read, who founded the Read family 
eight generations ago and came to what is now Charlotte County in about 1730, 
as pioneers, when Iroquois Indians roamed the woods. 

"Clement Read, born in 1707 in eastern Virginia, acquired 10,000 acres, which 
stretched on both sides of the road from near Charlotte Court House to the out- 
skirts of Keysville." 

The Read couple lived at "Bushy Forest Plantation," and reared a family of 
eight children. Their descendants had five great homes, including "Ingleside," 
"Ashcamp," and "Retirement," as well as "Greenfield" and "Bushy Forest." 

Only "Greenfield" and "Ingleside," along with some adjacent land, remain in 
the Read family. The Anderson family is in the process of restoring 
"Ingleside." 

"The Clement Reads were strong people. On his death at 56, he was the most 
inflential, prominent, and wealthy man in the soon-to-be Charlotte County." 

Madame Mary Read outlived her husband by 23 years, and was "easily, one of 
the highest characters of her day. 'Maryville' the original name of Charlotte 
Court House, was named in her honor, and she was once included on a list of 
the counties outstanding men." 

Their son, Isaac Read, built "Greenfield" in 1771. He was a member of the 
House of Burgesses, 1769-71, and the Virginia Conventions of 1774 and 75. 
He was an officer in the Revolutionary War and died of wounds in 1777. 
"Greenfield" is one-half mile north of Roanoke Creek bridge on the highway 
between Keysville and Charlotte Court House. It is considered to be the oldest 
two-storied dwelling still standing in Charlotte County. 

The traditional picnic on the grounds at noon started the branch meetings. 
Afterwards, members and guests were welcomed by the director, H. W. 
Hoffman, of Charlotte Court House, who also introduced Mr. Morton. Mr. 
Read was introduced by David C. Watkins, of Charlotte Court House. The 
Rev. G. A. Harris, of Cullen, delivered the invocation. 

The recently restored Greenfield house was open for inspection by members and 
guests. 



Permission to re-print the preceeding articles has been granted by Ms. Louise 
Seals of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Copies of the articles were provided by 
Mr. G. Warren Driskill, of Norfolk, VA. 



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Sussex County 

Chancery Suit 



Wilkinson vs Wilkinson, #1794-154 

Eighteenth-century Spousal Abuse, Separation, and Alimony 

Submitted by Ray Sasser 

Excerpts of letter from the submitter. 

[This] is a timely topic (wife-beating, ...). These, are ancestors of mine. 
The John Morris mentioned is also my line; he married William and 
Elizabeth Wilkerson's daughter Lucy. Elizabeth Wilkerson was a daughter 
of John Ricks, whose line comes through Prince George County — no 
known connection to the Quaker Rickses of Isle of Wight County, and my 
Rickses, in fact, predate by several generations the Isle of Wight family in 
Virginia. She appears also to be descended from the Wyatt family of Prince 
George — again no known connection to the more famous Rev. Haute Wyatt 
(brother to the Governor) line and again predating that family in Virginia. 
More than one Prince George Ricks married a Wyatt and, being Prince 
George, the records are all very fragmentary and confusing. My descent is 
actually through John and Lucy Wilkerson Morriss' son Wyatt Morriss. 
John Morriss lived in my county, Greensville, and I have relatives who still 
live on his and his father's land here. 

As an afterthought, I've enclosed a transcript of Elizabeth Wilkinson's will. 
Though many of these records record the name as Wilkinson, others say 
Wilkerson and Elizabeth had a grandson named Wilkerson Morris, son of 
William and Winifred Morris (both named in the will). So I prefer 
Wilkerson. 

Ray Sasser 

Wilkinson vs Wilkinson 

from the Loose Court Papers of Sussex County, Virginia, 1754-1870, 
#1794-154 

To the worshipful court of Su/sex county in Chancery sitting 

Humbly complaining therewith unto your worships, Elizabeth Wilkinson 
by James Wilkinson her next friend. That your oratrix Elizabeth is the wife 
of William Wilkinson of this county, that the said William in violation of 
every conjugal duty and obligation hath for several years last past, observed 
and practiced towards your oratrix, an uniform conduct of cruelty and 
barbarity. That such is the turbulent disposition, and inflammable temper 



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of the said William, that the life of your oratrix was frequently in danger 
while she dwelth with him. That the said William has actually expelled 
your oratrix from his house. That your oratrix is now inpo/ed to great 
distre/s for the want of a separate and competent maintenance out of the 
estate of the said William. That before your oratrix intermarried with the 
said William she was po/se/sed of slaves, and of a clear personal estate of 
the value of £350 — that the said William by virtue of his intermarry with 
your oratrix, became intitled to, and po/se/sed of the absolute property in 
the slaves and personalty aforesaid and your oratrix further sheweth unto 
your worships that the said William fraudulently combining with divers 
persons, to defeat your oratrix in the recovery of alimony hath made 
voluntary and other conveyances of his estate real and personal, which 
persons when discovered and known your oratrix prays to be made 
defendants to this her bill. All which actings and doings of the said William 
tend to the great wrong and injury of your oratrix In tender consideration 
whereof and in as much as your oratrix is remedile/s in the premises, 
except by the intervention and aid of a Court of equity, where matters of the 
cost are properly cognizable To the end therefore that the said William 
may full & true answer upon his corporal oath make to all and singular the 
premises, as particularly as if the same were here again repeated, & he 
thereto particularly interrogated, more especially that the said William may 
discover & shew the quantity and quality of all his estate, and that your 
worships will be pleased to decree and order, that your oratrix have 
alimony, or a competent and separate maintenance out of the estate of the 
said William and that your worships will be pleased to grant such other and 
further relief in the premises, as to your worships may seem just and meet. 
May it please your worships the premises considered to grant unto your 
oratrix the Commonwealth's writ or writs of Subpenas &c commanding &c. 

Thweatt 
[exterior] 

Wilkinson vs Wilkinson Sp a 
to Nov r Ct 1796 in Chancery 

A 
Executed Henchly Pettway DS for 
R Harwell Sh f 

The Deposition of Betty Wilkerson taken in a Suit of Chancery depending 
in the Court of Su/sex County between James Wilkerson in favour of 
Elizabeth Wilkerson against William Wilkerson — This Deponant being of 
lawful age and duly sworn on the holy Evangilist of Almighty God deposeth 
and saith, that some time in may last that Elizabeth Wilkerson came to her 
House, apparantly much beaten and Bruised which She said was done by 
W m Wilkerson her Husband, and this Deponant afterwards heard the said 



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W m Wilkerson acknowledge he did beat her. and Swore that he wou'd Kill 
her if ever and opportunity offerd — And Farther this Deponant saith not 
The above Deposition Sworn to before me this Day of Novbr 1796 
Tfiomas E. Rives 

Su/sex county to wit 

The commonwealth of Virginia to the Sheriff of Su/sex county Greeting 
Whereas at a court holden for said county in the month of August 1797. 
Elizabeth Wilkerson by a final decree in chancery (for Alimony) had 
recovered against William Wilkerson the sum of eighty five pounds & her 
costs which amounts to Seven dollars & four cents but after the decree 
aforesaid was pronounced & before execution thereof was made, both the 
parties departed this life — the said Elizabeth having made & duly published 
her last will & testament in writing whereof she appointed a certain John 
Morris to be her executor who hath qualified agreeably to Law / thereto as 
such, and the said William dying intestate & without will, and one John 
Wilkerson, taking upon himself the executorship of the goods & chattels of 
the said William of his own wrong. Now on behalf of the said John Morris 
exor as aforesaid We command you that you make known to the said John 
Wilkerson executor of his own wrong of the said William Wilkerson that he 
be before the justices of our said county court at the courthouse of said 
county on the first thursday in November next to shew if any thing he hath 
or can say why the said John Morris exor of Elizabeth Wilkerson execution 
for the amount of the decree aforesaid against him should not have if to him 
it seems expedient And have then there this Writ Witne/s James C Bailey 
Clerk of our said court the 23rd day of September 1806 in the 31st Year of 
the commonwealth 

J C Bailey, Clk 

[exterior] 

not Executed; on account of the fresh 

E. Lewis, deputy of 
Benf Peete Sher iff 

Su/sex County to Wit 

The Commonwealth of Virginia to the Sheriff of Su/sex County 
Greeting, Whereas at a Court holdin for said County in the month of August 
1797 Elizabeth Wilkerson by a final decree in Chancery (for Alimony) had 
recovered against William Wilkerson the sum of eighty five pounds and her 
costs which amounts to seven dollars and four cents, but after the decree a 
foresaid was pronounced and before execution thereof was made both the 
parties departed this life, the said Elizabeth having made and duly published 



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her last will and testament in writing whereof she appointed a certain John 
Morris to be her executor who has qualified agreeably to Law thereto as 
such and the said William dying intestate and without will, and one John 
Wilkerson taking upon himself the executorship of the goods and chattels of 
the said William of his own wrong. Now on behalf of the said John Morris 
exor as aforesaid We command you again that you make known to the said 
John Wilkerson executor of his own wrong of the said William Wilkerson 
that he be before the justices of our said County Court at the Courthouse of 
the said County on the first thursday in March next to shew of any thing he 
hath of can say why the said John Morris exor of Elizabeth Wilkerson 
execution for the amount of the decree aforesaid against him should not 
have; if to him it seems expedient. And have then there the writ witne/s 
James C Baily Clerk of our said Court the 3rd day of January 1807 in the 
31st year of the Commonwealth 

JCBailey Clk 

[exterior] 

February 23th 1807 true coppy texte by 

Samuel Birdsong D 
of 

Micaj Blow Sherriff 

Su/sex county to wit June court 1807 

John Morris executor of Elizabeth Wilkerson plif 

against upon a writ 

John Wilkerson exor in his own wrong of of Scire facias 

William Wilkerson deft 
to have execution of a judgment final decree pronounced at Augt court 1797 
in favor of the plif testatrix Eliz Wilkerson against the defts intestate W m 
Wilkerson for the sum of 85£ for Alimony also 7 44/100 $ for her costs in 
that behalf expended 

This day came the plif by his attorney, and the deft having been duly 
warned, and not appearing it is therefore considered that the plif have 
execution against the defendant for the said sum of Eighty five pounds also 
seven dollars & forty four cents also well as for his cost of [torn] out & 
prosecuting this writ which is five [torn] eight cents 
a copy Teste JCBailey Clk 

keep this as a form 

The Commonwealth of Virginia to the Sheriff of Su/sex County Greeting 
we command you to summon William Wilkinson to appear before the 
Justices of our said County Court of Su/sex at the Courthouse of the said 



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County on the first thursday in November next to answer the Bill in 
Chancery exhibited against him by Elizabeth Wilkinson by James Wilkinson 
her next friend and this he shall in nowise omit and have then there this writ 
Witne/s Michael Bailey Clerk of our said Court the fifth day of September 
1796 in the 21st Year of the C°wealth 
J.C.Bailey DClk 

The Commonwealth of Virginia to the Sheriff of Su/sex County greeting 
We Command you that of the goods and chattels of John Wilkerson executor 
in his own wrong of William Wilkerson late in your bailiwie you cause to 
be made eighty five pounds which John Morris executor of Elizabeth 
Wilkinson late in our County Court held at the courthouse of our said 
County hath recovered against him for debt by Scierifacias upon a final 
decree in Chancery obtained by said Elizabeth in her lifetime against said 
William in his lifetime also seven dollars four cents her costs and five 
dollars fifty eight cents which to the said Executor in the same Court was 
adjudged for his Costs by him in this behalf expended, whereof this John 
exor as aforesaid is convicted as appears to us of record and that you have 
the same before the Justices of our Said Court at the Courthouse on the first 
thursday in August next to recover unto the said Morris exor as aforesaid 
of the debt and costs aforesaid and have then there this writ Witne/s James 
C Bailey Clerk of Our said Court the 10 th day of June 1807 in the 31st year 
of the Commonwealth 

P. Booth D.C. 

[exterior] 

Wilkinson exor v fifa Wilkinson exor 

To August Ct 1807 

Thweatt 
came to hand 17 June 

Levied on one negroe woman & Child & sorrel mare Delivery Bond taken 
forfichu 

Sam Birdsong duputy 
of 
Micaf Blow Shff 



Will of Elizabeth Wilkinson 

Greensville County Will Book 7:514, May Court, 1804 

In the Name of God Amen. I Elizabeth Wilkinson of the County of 
Greensville and State of Virginia being weak in body tho of sound Mind and 



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Memory Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say 
First of all I give and recommend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God 
and my body to the Earth from whence it was taken and as for what worldly 
Estate God has blest me in this World with I give devise and dispose of it 
as follows. 

Imprimis, I lend to my Daughter Lucy Morris my Chest during her natural 
live with this privilege to give the same to whom she thinks proper. Item 
I give to my Grand Daughter Nancy Wilkinson my Cardinal [a woman's 
short, hooded cloak, often scarlet] to her disposal. Item I give to my 
Daughter Winifred Morris my Cotton Wheel to her disposal. Item my will 
and desire is that after my decease all the residue of my Estate of what kind 
it may be either in Bonds Money or Accounts be equally divided between 
John Morris Senr. William Morris James Wilkinson and my Grand daughter 
Nancy Wilkinson to them their heirs and assigns forever. Lastly I do 
nominate and appoint John Morris Senr. my whole and sole Executor to this 
my last Will and Testament and do revoke all former Wills by me made in 
witness of which I have hereto set my Hand and seal this 18th Day of June 
1801. 

her 
Elizabeth X Wilkinson (LS) 
mark 
Signed, Sealed, Delivered in Presence of 

Isaac Rowell 

Susannah Rowell 

Betsy Rowell 

Rowena Rowell 

Lewis Eppes 

Greensville May Court, 1804 

This Will was proved according to Law by Isaac Rowell and Lewis 
Eppes, Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the Motion 
of John Morris the Executor therein named who made Oath thereto and 
acknowledged Bond with approved Security in the Penalty of Five Hundred 
Dollars conditional as the Law directs Certificate was granted him for 
obtaining a Probate thereof in due form. 

Teste P. Pelham 

The preceeding transcriptions have been submitted for publication with the 
permission of Gary Williams, Clerk of Sussex County. 



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Buckingham County 

Historic Homes and Their Families 



Peter Guerrant, His Home and Will 

Transcribed by Christopher M. Hooper 

Research made by Elizabeth McCraw, Andersonville, Virginia. October 6, 
1937. 

Subject: "Locust Dale" 

Location: 1 2/10 miles weat of Penlan, Virginia, on Route #671. Thence 
2/10 miles north (right) on private road to house. 

Date: 1799. 

Owners: Peter Guerrant, court records destroyed by fire, 1799. 

James Ramsey, court records destroyed by fire, May 16, 1799. 

V. R. Brooks, court records destroyed by fire, December 22, 1804. 
V. R. Brooks, Jr., court records destroyed by fire, 1842. 

Now owned by the heirs of V. R. Brooks, Jr. Miss Emma Brooks, 
present owner. 

Description: Just back from the highway in a grove of locust trees is this 
story and a half house. A narrow flagstone walk leads from the front 
gate to the house. The unpainted beaded weatherboarding on the house 
is noticeable as one approaches. Through a one story porch one enters 
the large front room which is about twenty feet square. The side walls 
are ceiled with planks fourteen inches wide. The ceiling is unfinished, 
that is, the sleepers are left showing. The ceiling is twelve feet high. 
From a small hall in the back of the house a narrow cased-in stairway 
leads to the second floor. The two rooms here are half story ones, 
lighted by gable windows. On several of the six panel doors the 
original hand latches are to be seen. 

Historical Significance: This old looking house was owned in 1799 by 
Peter Guerrant. How long he lived here or if he built the house is not 
known. An old land plat in the possession of the present owner shows 
that Peter Guerrant sold the place to James Ramsey, May 16, 1799. 
Another paper or deed shows that James Ramsey sold the place to V. 
R. Brooks, December 22, 1804. The third paper dated 1842 transfers 
the property to V. R. Brooks, Jr. whose heirs now live here. There is 
no recorded deed, as the children still live here. The present owner 



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says she always understood from her father V. R. Brooks, Jr., that the 
house was built by either Guerrant or Ramsey. The house is about as 
it was when her grandfather bought it from Ramsey in 1804. 

There is an old graveyard on the place about half a mile from the 
house. This is overgrown with vines and periwinkle. Four or five 
graves are marked with slate slabs. Some of these are so weathered that 
it is impossible to read the inscriptions. Only three could be read which 
are as follows: 

Reid Brooks Erected to the Memory of 

Died July 7, 1842. Catherine Brooks Nuckols 

Died June 16, 1847 

Departed this life in the 30 th year of her age. 
Emeline Ayers Brooks 
Died Nov 26, 1922 
In the 78 year of her age. 

Sources of Information: 

Informant: Miss Emma Brooks, Diana Mills, Virginia, owner and 
granddaughter of V. R. Brooks, who bought the place in 1804. 



Will of Peter Guerrant - 1749 

Research performed by Rosa G. Williams, Dillwyn, Virginia. September 6, 
1937. 

Subject: Will of Peter Guerrant. 

Location: It may be found in the home of Mrs. Florence Pratt in the 
village of Buckingham, Virginia. Go east from Buckingham on Route 
#60. The house is on the north (left) side of the highway, between the 
Presbyterian Church and the Methodist Parsonage. 

Date: 1749. 

Owners: Mrs. Florence Pratt, present owner. 

Historical Significance: The following is an exact copy of the will: 

In the name of God Amen. I peter Guerrant of the Parish of King 
Williaqm being in health of body and of sound and disposing mind and 
memory, praise be Almighty God for the same, but considering the 
uncertainty of human life, do make this my last will and testament in 
manner following: that is to say my just debts being paid first and 
satisfied. 



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Item: I give and bequeath to my eldest son John Guerrant Four hundred 
acres of land lying on Joshua's Creek, one of the branches of Slate 
River in Albemarle County (Now Buckingham) for him and his Heirs 
forever, I also give my son John Guerrant a horse colt called Jockey 
and my Philadelphia Saddle for him and his heirs forever. 

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Peter Guerrant four hundred 
acres of land on Hunts Creek, one of the branches of Slate River in 
Albemarle County (Now Buckingham) for him and his heirs forever, I 
also give to my son Peter Guerrant one feather bed and furniture for 
him and his heirs forever. 

Item: I give and bequeath to my son Daniel Guerrant four hundred 
acres of land joining on his brothers John Guerrant' s line it being a part 
of an order of council for six hundred acres of land on Joshua's Creek, 
one of the branches of Slate River in Albemarle County (Now 
Buckingham) for him and his heirs forever. I also give to my son 
Daniel Guerrant one negro boy named Ceaser for him and his heirs 
forever. 

Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jane Guerrant two hundred 
acres of land it being part of the order of council for six hundred acres 
of land lying and being on Joshua's Creek one of the branches of the 
Slate River in Albemarle County (Now Buckingham) for her and her 
heirs forever. 

Item: If in any case my beloved wife Magadeline Guerrant should 
happen to be now with child, and it should happen to be a boy, I give 
him thirty five pounds current money, to be laid out of personal estate, 
for him and his heirs forever, if it so happen that my wife is with child 
a daughter, my will is that I give her fifteen pounds current money, for 
her and her heirs forever. 

Items: I leave to my wife Magdelene Guerrant the use of the plantation 
I now live on, with the use of three negroes, Tom, Sarah and Moll 
during her natural life, and my will is that my beloved wife shall have 
use of all of the negroes during the time of her widowhood, Ceaser only 
excepted which is before given to my son Daniel Guerrant but in case 
it should happen that there not be moveable estate to satisfy legacies 
before given, my will is that Betty be sold by way of outcry to satisfy 
the afore legacies. 

Item: My will is that after my wife Magadelene's decease, that all of 
the negroes and all the plantation I now live on be sold by way of out 
cry and the money be equally divided among my beloved children who 
will be living at that time. 



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Item: I do constitute and ordain my well beloved wife Magdelene 
Guerant to be the whole and sole executrix of this my last will and 
testament. In witness whereof, I have hereto set my hand and fixed my 
seal, this third day December, One thousand Seven hundred and Forty 
Nine. Peter Guerrant (Seal) 

Pronounced, Signed and Sealed in presence of William, Sally, Peter, 
Daniel, and Richard Pemberton. 

This will was made when Buckingham was a part of Albemarle county. 
Peter Guerrant was a large slave owner as well as a large land owner. 

Sources of Information: 

Informant: Mrs. Florence Pratt, Buckingham, Virginia, owner of the 
old will and a descendant of Peter Guerrant. 

The preceeding two entries were originally transcribed as part of the Works 
Progress Administration of Virginia, Historical Inventory, Buckingham 
County Film 509, Reel 5, No. 375, 1937, Archives and Records Division, 
The Library of Virginia, and are reproduced here with permission. 




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Surry County 

Historical Events 



Concerning Bacon's Rebellion 

Submitted by Doris Y. Stone 



Editor's Note: Ms. Stone indicates that the following three entries are copied 
verbatim from the originals and that where they were 
unreadable, she so indicated. 

Surry County Will & Deed Book 1671-1684, page 133: 

Att a Cort held for Surry County July 4th 1677 Arthur Long appeared in 
Open Cort & made the ffoloweing Submission with a Roape aboute his Neck 
on his bended knee [illegible] 

I Arthur Long that all by standers may take Notice of this my Sincere 
Repentance of my Rebellion, doe here most humbly upon my knees with a 
Roape about my Neck Implore Pardon of God my King th Honorable 
Govrnor Counsell & Majastrates of this his Majties County And humbly 
Crave the benefitt of his Majties most Grecious Act of Mercy & Pardon for 
my Treason and rebellion, And that this my Submission & his Majties 
Royall Pardon to be granted me thereupon may be Enteerd on Record to 
make the same available to mee, in the Pleadeing thereof if occasion shall 
hereafter bee 

God Save the King and 

the Govrnor & MAjestrates of the 

Country so [illegible] all happiness & 
Good [illegible] 
Vera record Test W.E. CI Cur 



page 135: 

Elizabeth Blesly aged about 29 yeares deposeth 

That that night Mr Arthur Aliens house ws taken or seized by ye 
Rebells which to ye best of ye deponts remembrance was aboute tha 18th 
7br last Joseph Rogers & one man more Came Armed to ye house, about 
three quarters of an hower after it was Eneterd by the Rebell Crew, wth 
whome had no discourse yt Night, but Severall times afterwards he was very 
Inquistive after ye sd Mr. Aliens plate, very Earnestly importuning ye 



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depont to tell him where it was hid, and further ye depont declaireth yt 
aboute ye 12th of June last, ys sd Joseph Rogers his Man brought a large 
Dutch Case (??) to the sd Mr Aliens house wth aboute 6 or seaven three (??) 
pinte botles [illegible] was Mr. Aliens, who told the sd Rogers his Man that 
he would not [illegible] it because he had Entered an action agt his 
[illegible] for yt & Severall other Matters for wch he Intended to Come by 
all & further saith not 

Signed Sign 

July 8 1677 Test W E CI. Cur. Elizabeth Blesly 
Vera record July 16th 1677 WE CI Cur 



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Margt, Hodg Aged about 22 yrs Deposet 

That very shortly after Mr Arthur Allen was by ye late wicked Rogers 
forced from his house, & being my deed Husband Jno Cooper found a sadle 
with houlestrs, brest plate, Crupper & new half Cheek'd bridle of ye sd Mr 
Aliens [illegible] some other sadles but out of a pticular respect to Mr Allen 
& to ye goodness of his sd sadle & part of her furniture to secure the same 
it was put up into a Chest, but some short time after, Joseph Rogers came 
to this depont house & demanded three sadles of her, to which ye depont 
reply ed yt he should have none therefore there was none, but y sd Rogers 
swearing to ye depont yt shee Lyed tould her yt Mr. Aliens sadle was in her 
Chest & he would have that, & thereupon ye depont step'd toward ye Chest 
where ye sadle was to Lock it, but the sd Rogers pushed her away & 
forceably took & carried away the sd Mr Aliens sadle houlsters bres olate 
Crupper & halfe Cheek'd bridle, And further saith not 

Signed Sign 

Margaret Hodge 




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Lynchburg, Virginia 

Cemetery Records 



The Presbyterian Cemetery 

Transcribed by Kathryn Sawyer Hooper 

Continued from Volume XIII No. 3, pp. 140-141. 

Research performed by Susan Beardsworth, Lynchburg, Virginia, 
March 3, 1936. 

Subject: The Presbyterian Cemetery 

Location: #2400 Block of Grace Street. Between Globe and Ann 
Streets, Lynchburg, Virginia. The cemetery covers the whole #2400 
block. 

Date: About 1820 

Owners: The Presbyterian Church 

Historical Significance: 

A plain three sided granite shaft, about ten feet high, with one 
corner of the top broken off. A full blown rose carved just over 
this inscription: Elizabeth L. wife of J. H. Armistead, Died 26th 
May 1844, Aged 32 years and 6 months. 

Her Savoir hath said to her "Come up hither," "Where I am, 
there shall ye be also." 

On another side of this same shaft, with a rosebud over it is this: 
Sally Cary, Daughter of J. H. & E. L. Armistead, Died 6th, 
Aug. 1842, Aged 6 years, 4 months 20 days. 

"In Heaven, there Angels do always behold the face of my Father." 

On the third side of the same shaft; a rosebud above it, is this: 
Maurice L. Armistead, Died 15 July 1844, Aged 6 months 24 
days. 

"Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven." 



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A monument 15 feet high, elaborately carved with clasped hands and 
leaves and flowers. An anchor and chain over one inscription 
while the other has the figure of a kneeling angel over it. And 
on the sides, over the clasped hands, it has hands with index 
finger points upward. These inscriptions appear on opposite 
sides, "Father and Mother" with the clasped hands between the 
names. On the other two sides: on the one it has this: David G. 
Murrell, Born 28th Nov. 1794, Died May 2nd 1840, 45 years 5 
mos. 4 days. On the other side it has this: Alice Murrell, Born 
28th Sept. 1799, Died Jan. 29th 1882, Aged 82 yrs. 4 mos 1 
day. On the base of the monument "Murrell." 

A fancy shaped slab with elaborately carved top, resting on a rough 
stone base; altogether about 2 by 3 1/2 feet. Alphonso Fletcher, 
Born May 28, 1823, Died August 19, 1853 Aged 30 years 3 
mos. & 9 days. "May He Rest In Peace." 

A four foot oval top stone, with full blown rose over inscription. 
Mary Margaret, consort of N. C. Taliaferro. Died June 23, 
1857. 

"A true heart lies beneath these clods, 
And ever dear shall be thy cherished form. " 

A small twin head and foot stone, with sides also of marble, 
enclosing the whole grave. Rosebuds on each stone. On one, 
Mary Rosalie Born May 10, 1854; Died Aug. 16, 1862. Lucie 
Bell, Born March 11, 1818, Died Oct'r 26, 1848. 

Children of John C. & Martha N. Shields. 

A very large shaft, probably 25 feet high, marked "Elliott." 

William Elliott, Born at Belfast, Ireland 1797, Died Sept. 3 
1869. Harry Ann, wife of Wm. Elliott and daughter of Capt. 
Henry Ballinger, Born May 28, 1807. Died July 21, 1885. 

On the side of the same shaft is this: Annie O., wife of Jno. W. 
Jones. Dau. of Wm. & Harry Ann Elliott. Born Aug. 6, 1835 
Died June 10, 1893. "At Rest." 

The third side of the shaft has this: William Elliott Jr. Born 
April 6, 1832. Died Jan. 7, 1862. John A. Elliott Died Jan. 9, 
1888. Aged 50 years. 



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On the fourth side of this shaft is this inscription: Edwin H. 
Elliott, Born March 24, 1839. Killed at Battle of Seven Pines, 
May 30, 1862. R. H. Elliott, Died Jan 7, 1892, Aged 43 years 
1 mo. & 7 days. 

In a beautiful kept well arranged square is a plain shaft about fifteen 
or twenty feet high marked "Terry" on the front of which is this 
inscription: A. W. C. Terry, Born Dec'r 8, 1815, Died June 8, 
1851. To the right of the shaft a low stone of fine quality, with 
a spray of Easter lilies carved to the side of this inscription: 
Mary McLeon Stockton, wife of A. W. C. Terry. 1823-1888. 

On the left of this shaft is another low heavy stone of the same style 
with a musket and saber heavily carved to the side of the 
inscription: Charles Wentworth Terry, Son of A. W. C. & M. 
M. Terry. Fell at the Battle of Seven Pines May 31, 1862. 
1843 - 1862. Underneath the musket and saber is this: Co. C. 
11th Va. Vol's. 

On a smaller, but, heavy plain stone to the right of the mother's 
grave is this: Helen, Child of A. W. C. Terry. 1844 - 1855. 

A marble stone about 2 by 4 feet, with a spreading tree carved 
across the top contains this: William Crawford, who died 
February 28, 1815 In the 75th. year of his age. Close by is a 
larger heavier granite stone, mounted on a base, with a sheaf of 
grain carved on the top, and across over this is "Mother" 
Underneath is Martha Rowan, wife of William Montgomery 
Crawford. Died May 20, 1870 Aged 70 years. 

On another exactly the same style is "Father" John M. Crawford, 
Died Aug. 17, 1865. 

A small stone, about 1 & 1/2 by 2 feet with a half blown rose carved 
on is "Our Mother" Victoria L. Beloved wife of T. D. 
Crawford. Died July 28, 1862; in the 22nd. year of her age. 
And underneath "Asleep in Jesus." 

A plain oval stone mounted on a base, altogether about four feet 
high. Across the top "In Memory of" then a hand with index 
finger pointing upward, and underneath this, Martha Randolph 
Hardy, Beloved wife of Thomas J. Hardy, Born Feb'y 10, 1811 
Died Dec'r 25, 1854. "Gone to Heaven." 



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Small thin stone about 2 by 3 feet. In Memory of Our Dear Father 
& Mother, Richard G. Kinsman, Died March 17, 1853, in the 
27th year of his age. 

Martha Kinsman Died March 1, 1876 in 73 year of her age. 
"May we meet in Heaven." Underneath is this arrangement; 

"Our Parents here ly under ground 

The dearest friends we ever found, 

But through the Lord's Bounded love, 

We'll meet again in realms above." 

A rather plain pointed top stone on a base, altogether about 4 feet 
high, contains this: "In Memory of Our Father, Robert M. 
McClintock, Born in Ireland, Died in Lynchburg 1863. 
Confederate Soldier. Underneath, "Gone but not forgotten." 

Elaborately carved with roses, ferns and daisies; an oval top stone 
mounted on a base, altogether about five feet high, is this: 
Alexander Mortimer, Born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, May 6, 
1817, Died March 27, 1883. 

To the left of the above marker, is a very elaborate scroll carved 
stone, about a foot higher, across the top of which is "Our 
Mother" Across the face of it is this: Lucy E. wife of Alex. 
Mortimer, Born Dec. 25, 1829. Died Oct. 20, 1886. 

To the right of the first stone, are two very small plain markers. 
One contains this: Maggie Lee, daughter of Alex. & Lucy E. 
Mortimer, Born Aug. 1, 1869, Died Aug. 20, 1870. The other 
has this: Alexander, son of Alex. & Janet Mortimer, Born Jan. 
10, 1844, Died Sept. 5, 1851. 

Beyond this little marker is a stone exactly like the father's and 
contains this: Janet Mortimer, Wife of Alex. Mortimer, Born in 
Aberdeenshire, Scotland, June 8, 1818, Died July 4, 1852. 

To the right of the one just described is another small marker, a 
duplicate of the other two, with the name, Isabella, daughter of 
Alex. & Janet Mortimer, Born June 30, 1849 Died July 4, 1859. 

Directly back of the first described stone, is a large pointed top 
stone, on which a sheaf of grain is carved. It has this 



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inscription: Murelia? Mortimer, My Mother, Died Feb. 20, 
1863, aged 48? years. On the base is "Gone but not forgotten." 

The tombs of Rev. William S. Reid and Wife Both of these are six 
foot granite slabs, mounted flat over graves. Sacred to the 
Memory of Mrs. Clementina F. Reid, Consort of Rev. Wm. S. 
Reid, who departed this life on the 11th. day of August, A. D. 
1811 in the 54 year of her age. 

"From her early youth, she was a firm and practical believer in 
Christ. Her end was calm, peaceful, and full of hope. Blessed 
are the dead which die in the Lord." 

Inscription: Beneath this stone lie the ashes of Rev. William S. 
Reid D. D. for forty years the faithful and beloved pastor of the 
1st. Presbyterian Church, Lynchburg, Va. He was born April 
1778 in Chester, County, Penna. He died June 23, 1853; aged 
75 years and 2 months. This stone was erected by his friends 
and the members of his church in 1855. 

History - Rev. W. S. Reid, or, Father Reid as he was 
affectionately called, came to Lynchburg and began his ministry 
in 1808. In 1815 he organized a society with fifteen members, 
and gave the ground and built the first Presbyterian church in 
Lynchburg. The Rev. W. H. Kincle said of him. "I have 
known Dr. Reid for ten years, and I have never seen him in any 
temper than that I want to be in the last moment of my life. I 
have lost a friend whose character, beautiful with the reflected 
graces of his Lord, was a delight to study." 

These lines appear underneath the inscription on Mrs. Reid's 
tomb. "A feeling of sympathy for the bereaved, and respect and 
affection for the deceased, has prompted the erection of this 
memorial, by the building committee and other friends and 
members of the 1st. Presbyterian Church in Lynchburg." 

On a plain shaft 2 by 6 ft. "In memory of John M. Gordon, Died 
May 16, 1810, in the 60th. year of his age." The verse 
underneath is too dim to read. 

On a shaft one third the size of the above, and close by, is simply: 
"Armistead Gordon." If there has been any other inscription, it 
is entirely gone. 



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On a handsome plain marker, about two feet high: Mrs. Sarah B. 
Clopton, Born June 18, 1785, Died February 24, 1859. 

By the side of the above, is an older flat six foot slab, with this: 
Raised by an affectionate grand-daughter to the memory of 
James S. Warwick, who died February 21st. 1840, Aged 77. 
Underneath this: "Whose Faith Follows." 

On a plain granite slab mounted on another the same size, three feet 
from the ground is this: In memory of Alphia B. Rose, 
Daughter of Major Samuel & Ann Scott, Born Dec'r 11., 1788, 
Died Dec'r 10th. 1856. "Blessed are the dead which die in the 
Lord, for they rest from their labors, and their works do follow 
thee." 

On a thick 2 by 3 tombstone, across the top "Grandma" Underneath: 
Mary Elizabeth, wife of Joseph E. Royall, born March 26, 1805 
Died March 14, 1893. "Blessed are the pure in Heart." 

A flat white granite slab lying on ground has this inscription: Sacred 
to the memory of Joseph Edwin Royall, who departed this life 
the 3rd. day of June, 1826, in the 44th, year of his age; an 
honest, upright man whose life was marked by the virtues of a 
Christian; Whose end was peaceful and happy. 

Elaborate monument, ten feet or more, surmounted by an earn, has 
this: Mrs. E. S. Hart, youngest daughter of Col. Saml. Jordon 
Cabell, and whose first husband was Benj. Scruggs. She died 
July 6, 1885. 

By the side of this, is an old flat stone, the length of the grave, 
mounted three feet, with this: This stone marks the resting place 
of Benjamin E. Scruggs. A most affectionate husband, a kind & 
true friend, who died March 28th, 1855 In the 60th. year of his 
age. "This modest stone, what few vain words may truly say - 
"Here lies an honest man." 

These are flat stones closed in and mounted on the same kind of 
base. Erected to the memory of John W. Bagwell, Born March 

29th, 1791 and died Septeb'r 1st, 1840 A Dutiful Son, an 

affectionate Brother, Devoted husband, An upright Man. 

On the other side is this: In memory of Sarah Ann, wife of John 
W. Bagwell, and daughter of Grief Barksdale of Charlotte Cty., 
who was born 24 March 181 1 and died 8, March 1841. "Her's 



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was an humble, meek, and benevolent life, and her death that of 
the resigned and placid Christian." 

On a very odd shaped, plain low shaft, about eight feet, is this: 
Caroline S. Wife of the Rev. Edw'd H. Cumpston; Pastor of the 
second Presbyterian Church, who died in her 23rd. year Jan'y 
28, 1842. "Faith, has become fruition, Hope - Heaven. Her 
record is on high." On the side of the shaft is this: Emily 
Skinner, the only child of the Rev. Edw'd H. Cumpston and 
Caroline S. Cumpston. In her 20th. month. April 28, 1843. 

Doctor Owens first wife, whom he married in 1819, lived only a few 
years. There were no children by the last marriage. 

The brothers and sisters of Ann Otway Carter, the great niece of 
George Washington, were Farley, Fielding and George 
Washington Carter; Eleanor who married Col. Henry Brown of 
Albemarle County, and Sarah, who married Sir John Peyton, and 
Maria Ball, who married Prof. George Tucker. Mrs. Narcissa 
Owen, in her Memoirs - 1831-1907: "After the death of my 
husband, Col. R. L. Owen, and his brother Doctor William 
Otway Owen, (who were the only children of Doctor William 
Owen and his first wife, Jane Latham, also of Culpepper 
County) I fell heir to a number of relics of the Washington 
family and also a great many letters belonging to the Lewis and 
Carter families, which I carefully preserved. I had these with 
me when I met Mrs. Smith, a granddaughter of Maria Ball 
Tucker . Knowing that Mrs. Smith was a blood kinswoman of 
the authors of all these letters, I presented them to her. "The 
following is a letter I received from Mrs. Smith on her return to 
the University, showing her appreciation of my gift of the 
letters." 

"University of Virginia, March 8, 1893. "My dear Mrs. Owen: 
I cannot feel satisfied without writing again to thank you for the 
treasure that you put into my hands in these family letters, and 
I cannot begin to thank you in words for the great pleasure that 
their perusal has given me, my children, and a brother and 
sister. There is one letter alone, from my grandmother , which 
we all think one of the most beautiful, in its unstudied eloquence 
and pathos, that we ever came across, and I am going to have 
copies made for those who will prize them most." 



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"There is much to stimulate one in coming into contact with 
relations so good and pure as were those old Lewises and 
Carters, and I shall do my best to impress the lessons taught 
upon those to come after me." 

"My dear mother seems to be failing rapidly, but she is ripe for 
heaven. A doctor brother has come and is relieving her greatly. 
With warm regards", — Sincerely your friend, 

(Signed) Mary Stuart Smith. 

Mrs. Smith was the wife of Professor Frank Smith of the 
University. 

Mrs. Owen goes on to quote the following notices: 

"The Deaths of a Day" 

Persons prominent in their respective stations in life. 

"Charlottesville, Va. March 11, 1893 — Special — 

Mrs. Eliza L. C. Harrison, widow of the late Prof. Gessner 
Harrison, died this morning, at the residence of her son-in-law 
Prof. Francis H. Smith. Her father, Prof. George Tucker, was 
one of the original faculty of the University of Virginia, selected 
by Mr. Jefferson, and appointed to the chair of moral philosophy 
in 1825, at the opening of the first session of the school. She 
was married to Gessner Harrison, the professor of ancient 
languages, who aucceeded to the chair made vacant by the 
resignation of the illustrious George Long, in 1828. 

Mrs. Harrison descended from the Washingtons, Lewises, and 
Carters. Her funeral will take place tomorrow." 

to be continued 

The foregoing was transcribed from a photocopy of the original found in 
the Works Progress Administration of Virginia Historical Inventory, 
Campbell County, Film 509, Reel 6 (1936), Archives and Records 
Division, the Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, and is published 
here with permission. 



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WALDEN: Elijah Walden b 1766 VA. 1800 in KY had sons: William, Jesse 
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SANFORD, PENDLETON: Robert Sanford and wife Martha (Pendleton) in 
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MAJOR: John Major and wife Elizabeth Redd found 18 Oct 1784 selling land 
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HORNE, YATES, HERBERT, WIRICK, VAUGHAN, BARTEE, WYCHE, 
CLANTON, BAILEY, WYATT, ELLIS, HARRISON, GARY, COTTON/ 
COTTEN, BUTLER, \TRNELSON, JAMES, FEREBEE, CRAGIN, 
ANDREWS, COLLIER, TOMLINSON, HOLLEMAN, MEGLAMARE/ 
MEGLAMORE, all Southside VA 1613 - 1995. Elizabeth G. Uiterwyk, PO 
Box 608, Crested Butte, CO 81224. 

LEE: Richard Lee b cl726, lived most his life in Buckingham Co, m/2 
Elizabeth Miller b cl750, was mother of (William?) Miller Lee (b 1769) who 
m 1798 Peggy Carson of Campbell Co. Other Richard offspring m: 3 
Davenports, Roach and DeRossett. Seek Richard's birthplace/parents/w/1. 
Michael S. Field, 73 Turning Mill Lane, New Canaan, CT 06840-3832. 

BUTLER: Seek info/birthplace/parents of John Butler who m Susanna (seek her 
maiden name). His will proved 1757 Culpeper Co. Their sons: John, James, 
Thomas. Daus: Sarah m William Collins; Susanna m John Edwards; Anne and 
Elizabeth who m Thomas Taylor and Edward Jones, not known who m who. 
Joseph B. Lambert, 1956 Linneman St., Glenview, EL 60025. 

JONES, CHASTAIN: Seek info on Renna (Rainey) Jones b cl805 probably 
Charlotte or Halifax Co, m 1828 Martha M. Hawkins, Halifax Co. Were his 
parents Peter Jones who m 1802 Charlotte Co to Elizabeth Chastain, dau of 
Renna Chastain? Who was John L. Jones, security 1846 Halifax for Rainey 
Jones? Edythe Jones Sweitzer, 800 Sun Spot Rd., Cloudcroft, NM 88317. 

ADAMS, SEAGRAVES: Seek parents of Joseph Samuel Adams b (where?) 
1772, m 1792 Botetourt Co to Elizabeth Seagraves (b 1773, where?), dau of 
Samuel and Mary Seagraves of same Co. Joseph and three of six ch d May/ 
June 1810 in MO Territory. Elizabeth's estate probated 1812 Pittsylvania Co, 
VA. Gordon S. Adams, 1256 Balboa Ct., Apt. 4, Sunnyvale, CA 94086- 
5656. (415)961-4109. 

DICKINSON/DICKERSON, WORD, MALLORY: Seek parents/sibs of 
Frances "Fannie" Dickinson/Dickerson who was b 1749, m 1765 in VA to 
Thomas Word of New Kent Co. They moved to SC. Was Frances the dau of 
William Dickinson and Elizabeth Mallory? Vivian McComb Nash, 1135 South 
Blvd., N. Charleston, SC 29405. 



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Vol. XIII No. 4 



Adams 

Elizabeth 
Seagraves 198 

Gordon S. 195, 
198 

Henry L. 171 

Joseph Samuel 
195, 198 

Samuel 195 
Allen 

Arthur 185, 186 

Ellsworth M. 
196 

George 156 

Maxine 156 

Maxine C. 196 

Richard 156 
Allin 

Richard 156 
Amber 

G. H. 156 
Anderson 

Stanley 173 
Andrews 198 
Angel 

Charles 197 

Eben 197 

Elizabeth 197 

Mary 197 

Nancy 197 

Patsy 197 

Rebecca 197 
Anthony 159 

John 159, 163 
Armistead 

Elizabeth L. 
187 

J. H. 187 

Maurice L. 187 

Sally Cary 187 
Armstead 

William 159 



Arther 

Barnabas 162 
Austin 

Barth. 158 

William 158 
Ayers 

Cabell 170 

Davis 170 

Elizabeth 170 

Emma 170 
Baber 

Robert 157, 159 
Bagwell 

John W. 192 

Sarah Ann 192 
Bailey 198 

J. C. 178, 179 

James C. 177, 
178, 179 

Michael 179 
Ballinger 

Harry Ann 188 

Henry 188 
Barksdale 

Grief 192 

Sarah Ann 192 
Barrett 198 
Bartee 198 
Bates 

Wayne Witt 156 
Baylie 

Alexander 157 
Beard 

Adam 163 
Beardsworth 

Susan 187 
Bell 

Henry 158 

Thomas 158 
Bernard 

John 171 

Judith 171 

Walter 171 



Zodok 171 
Billings 

Warren M. 165 
Birdsong 

Sam 179 

Samuel 178 
Bishop 

James 167 
Blesly 

Elizabeth 185, 
186 
Blow 

Micaj 178 

Micaja 179 
Blunt 

Benjamin 165 
Boiling 

John 158 
Booth 

P. 179 
Boyd 

William 161, 
163 
Bradley 167 
Briggs 

Henry 166 
Brights 

Charles 157 
Brook 

Andrew 195 

Margaret 
Hannah 195 

Mary 195 

Thomas 195 

William 195 
Brooks 

Catherine 182 

Emeline Ayers 
182 

Emma 181, 182 

Reid 182 

V. R. 181, 182 



Brown 
Eleanor 193 
Henry 193 
Samuel 157, 
162 

Bruce 
Charles 172 
David K. E. 
172 

Bryant 198 

Bunch 
Henry 160 

Burleson 
Johnathan 161 

Butler 198 
Anne 198 
Elizabeth 198 
James 198 
John 198 
Sarah 198 
Susanna 198 
Thomas 198 

Cabell 
E. S. 192 
Saml. Jordon 
192 

Caffery 
Charles 158 

Callaway 
Fran. 159 
Francis 158 
James 157 
Richard 157, 

160 
Richd. 160 
Thomas 159 
William 158, 

159, 160 
Wm. 164 

Campbell 
Archibald 165 

Candler 
William 164 



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Carper 

Cath'n 171 

Nicholas 169 

Sallie E. 169 
Carr 

John 163 
Carrington 

Paul 159 
Carson 

Peggy 198 
Carter 193, 194 

Ann Otway 193 

Eleanor 193 

Farley 193 

Fielding 193 

George 
Washington 
193 

Maria Ball 193 

Sarah 193 
Charlton 

A. C. R. 172 
Chastain 

Elizabeth 198 

Renna 198 
Cherry 198 
Chiles 

Paul 164 
Chinalt 

Stephen 161, 
162, 163, 164 
Clanton 198 
Clay 

Charles 196 

Elizabeth 196 

Thomas 196 
Clements 

Gabriel 197 

Joseph 197 

Vardiman 197, 
198 
Clintwood 

Elizabeth H. 
171 

John H. 171 



Clopton 

Sarah B. 192 
Cole 

Mark 164 
Coleman 

Roberts. 197 
Collier 198 
Collins 

Sarah 198 

William 198 
Cook 

Elizabeth 197 

Gloria 195 

William 197 
Cooper 

Jno 186 
Cotten 198 
Cotton 195, 198 
Craft 

George S. 171 

Susan H. 171 

Thurman 171 
Cragin 198 
Crawford 

John M. 189 

Martha Rowan 
189 

T. D. 189 

Victoria L. 189 

William 189 

William 
Montgomery 
189 
Crowder 

Polly 196 
Crowly 

Jeffery 161 
Crute 

Sally Miller 196 
Cumpston 

Caroline S. 193 

Edw'd H. 193 

Emily Skinner 
193 
Currie 

John 161, 162 



Dabney 

Betsey 197 
Davenport 198 
Davis 

Hugh 197 

John 158 

Lewis 197 

Nicholas 158 

Robert 157 

William G. 197 
Daws 

John 158 
Debusk 

Allie Lee 197 

Elijah 197 

Mollie 197 
Dennie 

John 161, 162 

Zachariah 161 
Denny 

John 161 
Depew 

Elijah 195 
DeRossett 198 
Dickerson 

Frances 198 
Dickinson 

Frances 198 

William 198 
Dillard 

James 161, 162 
Dixon 

Thomas 158 
Doss 

Elizabeth 197 

James 197 
Douglass 

Walter 161 
Drake 

James 161 
Driskill 

G. Warren 172, 
174 
Duffield 

William 195 



Dunahoe 

John 162, 164 
Dunkin 

Thomas 163 
Echols 

Caty 197 

James 197 

John 197 

Lucy 197 

Lucy Annah 
197 

Lydia 197 

Martha 197 

Prudence 197 

Samuel Moore 
197 

Tempereance 
197 
Eckles 

John 197 

Lucy Annah 
197 
Eckols 

John 161 
Edwards 

John 198 

Susanna 198 
Elliott 

Annie O. 188 

Dorothy A. 195 

Edwin H. 189 

Harry Ann 188 

John A. 188 

R. H. 189 

William 188 

Wm. 188 
Ellis 198 
Eppes 

Lewis 180 
Ewing 

Robert 157 
Ewings 

Robert 160, 164 
Ferebee 198 
Field 

Michael S. 198 



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Fletcher 

Alphonso 188 
Flythe 

Faith G. 197 
Ford 195 
Fort 

Joshua 166 
Franklin 

Thomas 158, 
163 
Frizzell 198 
Gary 198 
George 195 
George S. 

Heidelback 169 
Gibson 

James 162, 164 

Randle 161, 162 
Gilbert 

Acquilla 162 

Benjamin 162 

Samuel 162 
Glass 

Elizabeth Malone 
195 
Goddles and 

Brother 170 
God wen 195 
Gordon 

Armistead 191 

JohnM. 191 
Gray 198 
Gregory 

Ambrose 196 

Mary 196 

Mollie 196 
Groh 

Dorothy L. 196 
Guerrant 

Daniel 183 

Jane 183 

John 183 

Magadelene 183 

Magadeline 183 

Magdelene 183, 
184 



Peter 181-184 
Gurley 

Celia 167 

George 165, 
166, 167, 168 

Henry 167 

John 167 

Joseph 167 

Lucy 167 

Mary 167 

Mary Willis 167 

Patty 167 

William 167 
Hails 

Nicholas 164 
Hairstone 

Saml. 164 
Hall 198 
Halstead 198 
Handly 

James 158 
Hannah 

George C. 173 
Hardy 

Martha Randolph 
189 

Thomas J. 189 
Harman 

Martin 158 
Harris 

G. A. 174 
Harrison 198 

Eliza L. C. 194 

Gessner 194 
Hart 

Mrs. E. S. 192 
Harwell 

R 176 
Hawkins 

Martha M. 198 
Head 195 
Heidelback 

R. S. 169 
Hendricks 

Herbert D. 196 



Henry 

Patrick 173 
Henslee 

Benjamin 159 
Henson 

Matthew 161 
Herbert 198 
Hill 

Robert 169 

Thomas 171 

Vilet 169 
Hodg 

Margt. 186 
Hodge 

Margaret 1 86 
Hoffman 

H. W. 174 
Holland 

Peter 158 
Holleman 198 
Hooper 

Christopher M. 
154, 169, 181 

Kathryn Sawyer 
187 
Hope 

Willis B. 169 
Hopkins 

Alice Peak 169, 
170 
Hopping 

Carol 197 
Home 198 
Hosly 

Thomas 158 
Hudgins 

Dennis 157 
Irvine 

David 161-164 
Isbel 

Zachariah 163, 
164 
Ivey 

George 195 



Ivy 
Benjamin 197 
Elizabeth Jones 
197 

James 198 

Jefferson 
Mr. 194 

Jenkins 198 

Johnson 198 

Johnston 198 

Jones 
Allen 197 
Andrew 161 
Annie O. 188 
Edward 198 
Elizabeth 197, 

198 
Jesse 197 
Jno. W. 188 
John L. 198 
Martha M. 198 
Peter 198 
Rainey 198 
Renna Rainey 
198 

Kincle 
W. H. 191 

King George II 
157, 160 

Kinsman 
Martha 190 
Richard G. 190 

Kulikoff 
Allan 168 

Lambert 
Joseph B. 198 

Landers 
Danl. 162 

Langley 198 

Latham 
Jane 193 

Leavitt 
Mary 196 



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Lee 

Elizabeth 198 

Peggy 198 

Richard 198 

William Miller 
198 
Lewis 193, 194 

E. 177 
Lohrenz 

Otto 165 
Long 

Arthur 185 

George 194 
Love 

Florene 
Speakman 168 
Major 

Elizabeth 196 

John 196 
Mallory 

Elizabeth 198 
Markham 198 
Mason 198 
McClintock 

Robert M. 190 
McCoy 198 
McCraw 

Elizabeth 181 
McDowell 

Vera 155 
McKinlay 

Barbara Doss 
197 
McMurray 

Joyce Barron 
195 
Mead 

William 157, 
159, 160, 164 
Meador 

Lewis 161 
Meglamare 198 
Meglamore 198 
Midrliff 

Emma May 196 



Miller 
Anderson 196 
Armistead 196 
Chardon 196 
Dabney 196 
Dabney 

Perkinson 196 
Elizabeth 196, 

198 
Joseph 162 
Martha Moseley 

196 
Mary Barbie 

196 
Ryland 196 
Sally 196 
William 

Armistead 

196 
Mills 160 

Matthew 159 
Mobberly 
Benjamin 161 
Clement 161 
Edward 161 
Moore 
Lucy Annah 

197 
Thomas 162 
William 158, 

197 
Morgan 
Beth 196 
Cary 196 
Elizabeth 196 
Joshua 196 
Morris 
John 175, 177, 

178, 179, 180 
Lucy 180 
Wilkerson 175 
William 180 
Winifred 175, 

180 



Morriss 
John 175 
Lucy 175 
William 175 
Wyatt 175 

Mortimer 
Alexander 190 
Isabella 190 
Janet 190 
Lucy E. 190 
Maggie Lee 190 
Murelia 191 

Morton 
Brown 173, 174 

Mosely 158 

Mount 
John 161 

Mourtree 
Joseph 163 

Murrell 
Alice 188 
David G. 188 

Nash 
Thomas 159 
Vivian McComb 
195, 198 

Nevil 157 

Nixon 
Pattison 170 

Nuckols 
Catherine 182 

Orrick 
Benjamin 158 

Overstreet 
Thomas 158, 
163 

Owen 
Col. R. L. 193 
Doctor 193 
Hugh G. 197 
Jane 193 
Mrs. 193, 194 
Narcissa 193 
William 193 
William Otway 
193 



Patteson 

Irvine 163 

Nathaniel 158 
Peete 

Benjamin 177 
Pelham 

P. 180 
Pelley 

Velma Woody 
197 
Pemberton 195 

Daniel 184 

James H. 195 

Peter 184 

Richard 184 

Sally 184 

William 184 
Pendleton 

Martha 196 
Pettinger 

Betty 172 
Pettway 

Henchly 176 
Peyton 

John 193 

Sarah 193 
Phelps 

John 157, 159, 
160, 162 
Phillips 198 
Pitman 

Thomas 158 
Pool 198 
Poole 198 
Poor 

Michael 160, 
161 
Powell 

James 196 

John 196 

Lucy 196 

Mary 196 

W. H. 198 
Power 

JohnW. 195 

William W. 195 



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Pratt 


James D. 196 


Martha 196 


Slattery 


Florence 182, 


James Henry 


McDonald 196 


Joe 198 


184 


196 


Robert 196 


slave 


John 158 


John 162, 164 


Thomas 196 


Betty 183 


Purdy 198 


Matthew 196 


Sasser 


Ceaser 183 


Quarles 


Ricks 


Ray 175 


Moll 183 


William 163 


Elizabeth 175 


Schreiner-Yantis 


Sarah 183 


Quarrier 


John 175 


Netti 168 


Tom 183 


David 173 


Rives 


Scott 


Sledge 


Rains 


Thomas E. 177 


Alphia B. 192 


Henry 195 


Danl. 163 


Roach 198 


Ann 192 


Sarah 195 


Ramsey 


Robertson 


Florence Ann 


Smith 


James 181 


A. A. 197 


170 


Franacis H. 194 


Randle 


Rochill 


Isabella 170 


Frank 194 


Josias 160 


Benjamin 167 


Mrs. Veriller J. 


Mary Stuart 


Ray 


Rogers 186 


170 


193, 194 


Jos. 159 


Joseph 185, 186 


Robert A. 170 


Nancy 195 


Joseph 159, 


Rose 


Samuel 192 


Smotherman 


160, 163 


Alphia B. 192 


Samuel Carper 


Carolyn Odle 


Read 


Ross 


170 


196 


Clement 158, 


Helen Pate 196 


Scruggs 


Smothers 


163, 174 


Rowan 


Benj. 192 


Louisa Jane 171 


Henry 174 


Martha 189 


Benjamin E. 


Snow 


Isaac 172, 174 


Rowell 


192 


Thomas 158 


Mary 174 


Betsy 180 


Seagraves 


Sozberry 


Mary Hill 174 


Isaac 180 


Elizabeth 198 


Jerm. 163 


Thomas 173 


Rowena 180 


Mary 198 


Standly 


Redd 


Susannah 180 


Samuel 195, 


James 158 


Elizabeth 196 


Royall 


198 


Starkey 


George 196 


Joseph E. 192 


Seals 


Mary Bright 


Reid 


Joseph Edwin 


Louise 174 


195 


Clementina F. 


192 


Selby 


Stockton 


191 


Mary Elizabeth 


John E. 165 


Mary McLeon 


Mrs. 191 


192 


Shields 


189 


William S. 191 


Rudder 


John C. 188 


Stone 


Ren 


Gladys Ragsdale 


Lucie Bell 188 


Doris Y. 185 


Mollie 197 


196 


Martha N. 188 


William 158, 


Reyley 


Rust 


Mary Rosalie 


163 


Pharaoh 164 


George 158, 


188 


Sutton 


Pharoah 162 


163 


Shrewsbury 


John 159, 163 


Reynolds 


Jeremiah 162, 


Betsey 197 


Sweitzer 


Mary 197 


164 


Samuel 197 


Edythe Jones 


Richard 197 


Sanford 


Sizemore 


198 


Richardson 


Cornelius 196 


John 196 




Emma May 


Elizabeth 196 


Mary 196 




Midrliff 196 


Frances 196 


Mollie 196 





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Talbot 
John 162 
Mathew 159 
Matthew 159, 
161, 164 

Taliaferro 
Mary Margaret 

188 
N. C. 188 

Tanner 
H. S. 156 

Tate 
Henry 157, 159 
James C. 171 
Thad W. 165 

Taylor 195 
Thomas 198 

Terry 
A. W. C. 189 
Charles 
Wentworth 
189 
Helen 189 
Mary McLeon 
189 

Thelaball 198 

Thomas 
Hill 169 

Thweatt 176 

Tilly 
James 161 

Tomlinson 198 

Tompkins 
Blanche Lane 
196 

Tucker 
George 193, 

194 
Maria Ball 193 

Turnbull 
Hay 169 
SallieE. 169 
Susan E. 169 
William H. 169 



Turner 

Etheldred 166 

James 161 

Richard 161 
Uiterwyk 

Elizabeth G. 
198 
Vardiman 

William 198 
Vaughan 198 
Vaughn 

Nannie 196 

Sarah 196 

William 196 
Verdeman 

William 161 
Vineyard 

Patsy 197 
Virnelson 198 
Wade 

Benjamin 158 

John 171 

Palmyra Eugia 
171 
Walden 

Elijah 196 

Jesse 196 

William 196 
Walker 

James 161 

Thomas 161 
Ward 

John 163 
Warwick 

James S. 192 
Washington 194 

George 173, 
193 

John 167 
Watkins 

David C. 174 

Henry 173 

Joel 173 



Watts 

Edward 162, 
164 

Edwards 161 

George 162 

Thomas 157 

William 160, 
162 
Westfall 

Dawn Watts 
196 
White 

George 163 

Louise W. 197 
Wilkerson 

Betty 176 

Elizabeth 175, 
176, 177, 178 

James 176 

John 177-179 

Lucy 175 

William 175, 
176, 177-179 
Wilkinson 

Elizabeth 175, 
179, 180 

James 175, 179, 
180 

Nancy 180 

William 175, 
176, 178, 179 
Williams 

Gary 180 

Rosa G. 182 
Willis 

Mary 167 
Wilson 

Robert 196 
Wirick 198 
Womack 

Elizabeth Miller 
196 

Richard 158 
Woodward 

Richard 163 



Woody 

Anna Gravitt 
197 

David 197 
Word 

Frances 198 

Thomas 198 
Wright 195 
Wyatt 198 

Rev. Haute 175 
Wyche 198 
Wyley 

Wiliam 161 

William 162 
Yarbrough 

Jerimiah 163 
Yates 198 

George 163 



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