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GENEALOGY 
975.201 
W63K 
1867-1897 



WICOMICO COUNTY, MARYLAND 

WILLS 

LIBER WB#1 

December 1867-Deceniber 1879 



Abstracted by 

Leslie and Neil Keddie 

The Family Tree Bookshop 

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WICOMICO COUNTY, MARYLAND 

WILLS 

LIBER WB#1 

December 1867-Deceinber 1879 

The following wills have been abstracted from the Wcimico county Register of Wills documents which can 
be found on microfilm MSA CR65 from the Maryland Hall of Records. Wicomico county was established in 1 867 
out of the Worcester and Somerset Counties. 

We have attempted to abstract as much vital information as possible in order to facilitate the researcher in 
their quest. The first date given refers to the date the will was written— the second date is that of the probate of the 
will. Following down, are the various legatees and relationship (when mentioned) to the testator. We have listed all 
bequests following the legatee's name and have done so by pulling all the information together. In many of the 
wills, the bequests are scattered about, so that our abstracts do not fully follow the exact order in which the will was 
written. We have also included the tract names and the names of individuals —where mentioned —whose property 
lay adjacent to the testator's land. 

One of the difficulties of abstracting old documents is the handwriting of the clerk. The wills contained on 
the microfilm are all clerk's copies of the original document. Thus, the clerk did copy verbatim the will as it had 
been dictated onto the original. In many cases these were written and spelled the same as the testator spoke which 
causes some problems of translation. However it is important for the researcher in some instances as it gives one a 
sense of how the testator spoke and what type of dialect he may have had. The most obvious is the spelling of some 
of the names — Heser, for "Hester" or "Sary" for "Sarah" and "Alec" for "Alice" Also 
the dialect of the shore made it common for the inhabitants to use the words "Daster" or "dater" for daughter. 
Where names or tract names or even items are indecipherable, we have placed (?) after the word in question. 

At the end of the will are the signatures of the subscribing witnesses-being those who could swear that the 
will was the acknowledged will of the testator and that he was of sound mind when the document was written. Then 
came: refers to those witnesses who appeared before the magistrates to swear of their presence and the authenticity 
of the will. 

Following Then came" May be another "Then came:" in which the widow appeared before the magistrates 
and either agreed to abide by the legacies and divisions of the will as written, or 

refused and instead elected to have her lawful thirds, which means she could— by law— take one third (her dower 
portion) of the testator's estate both in real estate and personal estate. 



Maryland 
East of the Chesapeake 



Somerset County Wills 1675-1710 D 
Somerset County Wills 1710-1729 D 
Somerset County Wills 1 730- 1 739 G 
Somerset County Wills 1 740- 1 747 Q 
Somerset County Wills 1 748- 1 759 D 
Somerset County Wills 1 760- 1 769 D 
Somerset County Wills 1770-1778 D 
Somerset County Wills 1 778- 1 784 D 
Somerset County Wills 1785-1790 D 
Somerset County Wills 1 79 1 - 1 795 D 
Somerset County Wills 1796-1800 D 
Somerset County Wills 1801-1805 □ 
Somerset County Wills 1 806- 1811 D 
Somerset County Wills 1 8 1 2- 1 8 1 8 D 
SomersetCounty Wills 1819-1825 D 
Somerset County Wills 1 826- 1831 D 
Somerset County Wills 1832-1836 D 
Somerset County Wills 1 837- 1 842 D 
Somerset County Wills 1843-1849 D 
Somerset County Wills 1 850- 1 855 D 
Somerset County Wills 1856-1862 D 
Somerset County Wills 1 863- 1 870 D 
Somerset County Wills 1 87 1 - 1 889 D 
Somerset County Land Records 1 753- 1 759 D 
Somerset County Land Records 1 760- 1 760 D 
Somerset County Land Records 1765-1769 □ 
Somerset County Rent Rolls Vol 1 D 

(Annamessex. Monie, Wicomico) 

Somerset County Rent Rolls Vol. 2 D 

(Manokin, Pocomoke, Dividing Creek) 

Somerset County Rent Rolls Vol. 3 a 

(Nanticoke, Quantico. Rewastico 

Assawoman, Sinepitxant. St. Martin 's River) 

Somerset County Rent Rolls Vol. 4 n 

(Various Locations) 
Somerset County Rent Rolls Vol. 5 D 

(Various Locations 1688-1705) 
Somerset County Rent Rolls Vol. 6 D 

(Various Locations 1705-1740) 

Somerset County Additional Rent Rolls □ 

(1766-1775) 

Talbot County Court Proceedings 1 662- 1671 D 
Talbot County Court Proceedings 1671-1 674 n 

TalbotCounty Wills 1777-1784 D 

Talbot County Wills 1 785- 1 789 D 

Talbot County Wills 1 790- 1 794 a 

Talbot County Wills 1 794- 1 80 1 D 

TalbotCounty' Wills 1808-1812 O 

Talbot County Wills 1 8 1 3- 1 8 1 7 a 

Talbot Count} Wills 1 8 1 8- 1 822 a 

Talbot County Wills 1 823- 1 830 O 

TalbotCounty Wills 1830-1841 n 

Talbot County Rent Rolls Vol. 1 D 

(1733-1755 folio 1-60) 

Talbot County Rent Rolls Vol. 2 D 

(1 733-1 755 folio 61-125) 



Worcester County Wills 1 742- 1 749 D 

Worcester County Wills 1759-1769 D 

Worcester County Wills 1 769- 1 774 D 

Worcester County Wills 1 774- 1 783 D 

Worcester County Wills 1 783- 1 790 D 

Worcester County Wills 1 790- 1 795 D 

Worcester County Wills 1796-1799 D 

Worcester County Wills 1 799- 1 802 D 

Worcester County Wills 1 802- 1 807 D 

Worcester County Wills 1 806- 1813 O 

Worcester County Wills 1 8 1 3- 1 8 1 7 n 

WorcesterCounty Wills 1818-1822 D 

Worcester County Wills 1 823- 1 827 n 

Worcester County Wills 1 828- 1 833 n 

Worcester County Wills 1 833- 1 842 O 

Worcester County Wills 1 842- 1850 D 
Worcester County Land Records 1 789- 1 79 1 D 
Worcester County Land Records 1 79 1 - 1 793 D 
Worcester County Land Records 1 798- 1 80 1 n 

Worcester County Rent Rolls Vol 1 D 

(1743-1763 folio 1-70) 

Worcester County Rent Rolls Vol 2 a 

(1743-1763 folio 71-150) 

Worcester County Rent Rolls Vol 3 D 

(1763-1775 folio 1-77 ) 

Worcester County Rent Rolls Vol 4 D 

(1743-1763 folio 78-125 ) 

Caroline County Wills 1 688- 1 769 D 

Caroline County Wills 1 770- 1 779 D 

Caroline County Wills 1779-1784 n 

Caroline County Wills 1785-1 792 n 

Caroline County Wills 1 793- 1 799 n 

Caroline County Wills 1 800- 1 806 D 

Caroline County Wills 1 807- 1815 D 

Caroline County Wills 1816-1825 D 

CarolineCounty Wills 1825-1837 n 

Caroline County Wills 1838-1853 n 

Dorchester Count)' Rent Rolls Vol 1 □ 

1659-1676 

Dorchester County Rent Rolls Vol 2 n 

1677-1688 

Dorchester County Rent Rolls Vol 3 n 

1688-1707 

Dorchester County Rent Rolls Vol 4 □ 

1707-1723 

Queen Anne County Wills 1 707- 1 722 D 
Queen Anne Count>W'ills 1723-1738 D 
Queen Anne Count>' Wills 1 739- 1 747 n 
Queen Anne County Wills 1 748- 1 754 D 
Queen Anne County Wills 1 755- 1 763 n 

Wicomico County Wills 1 867- 1 879 n 

Wicomico Countv' Wills 1880-1897 O 

1907 Salisbur,', Mar>land Cit> Director. D 



Maryland 
West of The Chesapeake 

St. Mary's County Wills 1666-1699 D 

St. Mary's County Wills 1699-1716 D 

St. Mary's County Wills 1717-1725 D 

St. Mary's County Wills 1726-1735 D 

P.O. County Wills 1698-1717 D 

P.G. County Wills 1717-1731 D 

P.G. County Land Records 1696-1702 D 

P.G. County Land Records 1703-1709 D 



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Rent Rolls -$18.00 

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Wicomico County Wills 

Liber WBl 

December 1867 - December 1879 

(Abstracted from MSA CR65) 

F:2 

Annis Williams (Somerset County)* 

21 July 1866 

To son Thomas H. Williams - farm in Somerset County containing 380 acres, $3000 

To son James F. Williams - half of farm if son Thomas dies without heir, $3000, my family Bible 

To the children of daughter Mary Ann Leonard - half of farm if son Thomas dies without heir 

To daughter Mary Ann Leonard - the yearly interest on $2000, my clothes 

To granddaughter Martha E. Leonard - bed and furniture 

To granddaughter Julia Estheranne Leonard - bed and furniture 

To granddaughter Ellen Leonard - spinning wheel 

To my former slaves Leah Williams and Milly Williams - $500 as they need and also my beehive 

To William Anna Leonard - bureau 

Executor: son James 

Witness: Samuel A. Graham, William W. Gordy, Charles W. Dennis 

28 December 1867 Then came 

F:5 

Elijah Pinkett (Worcester County)* 

15 May 1866 

To son Elijah - $10 

To wife Milly - remainder of estate for widowhood 

To children John, Sally, Charlotte- personal estate 

To son John - after wife's widowhood, house and lot which begins, at the comer of Levin Houston's lot, on 

the street and running back 104 feet and thence across parallel with the street leading by the Presbyterian 

Church, in front of my house to my line next to a lot formerly owned by George Todd 

Executor: son John 

Witness: Josiah Causey, Conrad Jordan, Thomas Humphrey 

13 April 1868 Then came 

F:6 

Narcissa Truitt (Worcester)* widow of John Truitt 

13 January 1864 

To daughter Sarah Dennis, widow of Henry Dennis Junior - residue of property 

To granddaughter Phones Dennis daughter of Sarah - bed and furniture 

To grandson Charles H. Dennis son of Sarah - bed and furniture 

Witness: John D. Sheppard, James W, A. Davis 

1 June 1868 Then came 



*original county - will made before the creation of Wicomico 



F:12 
Henry Carey 

28 July 1868 

To grandson William Albert Carey son of John - the sum of $25 at the age of eighteen 

To wife Elizabeth - $165 or 1/3 of estate 

To three children Theodore, Julia Sturgis wife of Thos., and John Carey now of Delaware - remainder of 

estate 

Executor: James Duncan, Edward White 

Witness: Hiram J. Bailey, Levin H. Dennis, John S. Duskey 

3 August 1 868 Then came 

F:13 

William H. Carey 

4 May 1868 

To wife Charlotte - estate for widowhood 

To children - property after wife's widowhood 

To relatives and friends - use of 1/4 acre for graveyard 

Executor: wife 

Witness: Ebenezer Disharoon, Josiah McGrath, George W. Cathell 

26 August 1868 Then came 

F:14 

Samuel Elsey 

2 April 1867 

To wife Nancy - house and lot known as Redhill and furniture as long as she remains single 

To my single children Samuel, Henry, Esther, Ann, Wesley, Francis - a home where I now reside as long as 

Nancy Elsey lives and after her death to be divided between children 

Witness: William H. Somers, James R. Willing, James A. J. Willing 

29 September 1868 

F:15 

Elijah Laws of (Worcester)* 

25 February 1854 

To son John W. Laws - real estate except the land purchased of Warner Station 

To son Noah. - $300 at age twenty-one and son John's part of he dies whhout issue and land purchased of 

Warner Station 

To daughters Gertrude Laws, Charlotte M. Laws, Margaret E. Laws, Priscilla D. Laws - $150 each at age 

twenty-one 

Executor: son John 

Witness: Elisha Holloway, William Shockley, George Walston 

Codicil to above 

27 August 1861 

To daughters Sarah Parsons, Mary J. Brittingham, Claressa Adkins, Leurane Truitt - $50 each 
Witness: Theodore Morris, Elijah W. Morris 
12 October 1868 Then came 



*original county - will made before the creation of Wicomico 



F:8 

Daniel Dashiell 

8 June 1868 

To nephew Edgar J. Dashiell - 250 acres being northern part of plantation DashieU's Re^ulation where I now 

live. This adjoins the land of William Harris, James Phillips, and William Catlin beginning in the swamp and 

running to Wetipquin Neck 

To niece Elizabeth White wife of Asa White - balance of real estate 

To nephew Wesley A. Dashiell - $300 

To nephew Peter Dashiell - $300 

To nephew William Francis Dashiell - $300 

Executor: Edgar J. Dashiell 

Witness: Ware Winright, John W. Daugherty, George Riall 

17 June 1868 Then came 

F:10 

Bassitt Rain of (Worcester)* 

I May 1867 

To wife Julia - whole income from my lands for 4 years and her dower i lands 

To sons John G., Henry, Lamber, Parker S., and daughter Rachel A. B. Rain - $70 each 

Executor: Julia A. Rain 

Witness: John M. Jones, John T. Jones, Elijah M. Lewis 

8 July 1868 Then came 

F:ll 

Ananias Dennis 

15 July 1868 

To son John Westly Dennis - $10 

To daughter Mary wife of John W. Dennis of Johnson - $10 

To son Johnathan Dennis - $10 

To son Benjamin Dennis - $10 

To son Minos Dennis - $10 

To son Garrettson Dennis - $10 

To son Levi Dennis - land that was given to me by the last will and testament of my father Henry Dennis 

called Henry Last Choice . Also land obtained from Garrettson Gordy being the land where my said son now 

resides 

To daughters Margaret Elizabeth and Lavinia Dennis - tract where I now reside called John's Lot containing 

50 acres 

Executor: Edward H. Williams 

Witness: Garettson Gordy, Levi D. Gordy, Levi Duncan 

22 July 1868 Then came 



F:18 

Joshua Holloway Senior 

21 October 1867 

To son Elijah - 25 cents and no more 

To son Joshua - 25 cents and no more 

To son Mordecai - 25 cents and no more 

To son Elisha - 25 cents and no more 

To daughter Mary wife of Benjamin Farlow - 25 cents and no more 

To Elizabeth wife of Lemor Parsons - $25 and no more 

To Mary E. wife of Daniel Dennis - $25 

To Sarah Farlow wife of James Farlow - $25 

To Nancy wife of Ebenezer Dennis - $25 

To Joshua Farlow - $25 

To Mary R. Truitt daughter of Elijah J. Truitt - $25 

To Rosena Truitt daughter if Elijah J. Truitt - $25 

To Lursia Truitt daughter of Elijah J. Truitt - $25 

To the six surviving children of my deceased daughter Hannah J. Parsons (Elizabeth wife of William Jones, 

Priscilla wife of James Givens, Ann Mariah Parsons, George W. Parsons, Daniel J. Parsons, and Joshua J. 

Parsons) - Vi of remainder of personal estate 

To the heirs of my deceased daughter Levicia Truitt (Mary Jane wife of George Ward, Elijah Truitt, Sally E. 

wife of Thomas Jones, Priscilla Ann wife of William West, Elisha S.Truitt, and the children of Hannah 

Perdue wife of Lambert Perdue) - Vi of remainder of personal estate with the Perdue children's portion in the 

hands of Elijah J. Truitt 

Executor: Elijah Holloway 

Witness: Robert Staton, Thomas A. Walston, James Driskel 

24 October 1868 Then came 

F:20 

Beauchamp Howard (Somerset)* 

23 June 1865 

To eldest son Joseph H. - plantation where he now lives which belonged to his grandfather Joseph Howard 

To second son Hiriam H. - plantation where he now lives which I bought of Perr>' O. Nelson 

To third son Louther J. _ land I bought of Luther Kennerly and Alfred English 

To fourth son Azariah B. - dwelling plantation and the land bought at the trustee sale of the heirs of Thomas 

Cooper 

To my four sons - property known as The Double Mills 

To wife Mahala - her dower and the horse bought of William Giles and the carriage 

To daughter Sally Bayly - $100 

To John W. Bayly son of Sarah - $50 

To daughter Mary Howard - $150 

To daughter Margaret Howard - $75 

To daughter Rachel Howard - $100 

To granddaughter Mary M. Howard - $25 

Executor: Mahala Howard, Azariah Howard 

Witness: Richard P. Darby, Benjamin Gravenor, William Darby 

29 October 1868 Then came 



F:22 

Matthias Willing (Somerset)* 

26 December 1849 

To Maria Douglass - $50 

To Negro man Stephen - his freedom and yoke of oxen, cart, canoe and sails. Pair of oyster rakes, crosscut 

saw, ax, hand saw, drawing knife 

To nephew Samuel White Senior - remainder of estate 

Executor: nephew Samuel White 

Witness: George Wainwright, John A. Scarborough, Jesse Wainwright 

I December 1868 Then came Henry J. White administer of the estate of Samuel White 

F:23 

Severn D. Bradley 

12 October 1868 

To youngest son George P. - farm whereon 1 live being the land purchased of Samuel Jackson and called 

Clover Field containing 97 acres 

To sons Ferdinand and Samuel - $100 each and farm if George dies without issue and all my portion of my 

father's estate 

To wife Elizabeth - personal property 

To George Jackson son of Peter - $ 1 

To Mary Jane wife of Peter Jackson- $1 

To Virginia daughter of Peter Jackson - $ 1 

To Mary Jane daughter of Peter Jackson - $ 1 

To daughter Phillis W. Bradley - $1 

To daughter Margaret Evans - $ I 

To daughter Isabella Phillips - $1 

To daughter Delilah Jackson - $1 

Executor: son George and James Gilliss 

Witness: James Gilliss, Vardine W. Bradley, Thomas B. Taylor 

19 January 1869 Then came 

F:24 

Jesse Parks 

3 January 1 869 

To granddaughter Lidia Parks daughter of my deceased son Jesse - $100 when she is eighteen 

To wife Hannah and sons Thomas J. and John W. - remainder of estate 

Executor: Thomas J. Parks 

Witness: John Turner, William Langrall, George A. C. Walter 

19 Januars 1869 Then came 



"original county - will made before the creation of Wicomico 



F:26 

George E. R.J. Collier (Somerset)* 

18 December 1868 

To son George - farm where 1 live on the east side of the Nanticoke River called Mount Hope extending back 

from the river to the road leading from White Haven to Nanticoke Point and 16 acres of Turnstile purchased 

of William R. Jackson, John W. Jones and Margaret E. Jones and all the notes of hand. Also my whole 

library and set of dental instruments 

To wife and daughter Margaret E. Jackson, William P. Collier, Levin M. V. B. Collier - proceeds from sale 

of known as the Tyaskin farm 

To wife Eleanor - bed and furniture and her dower 

To son William P. - his part to be given as my executors think he needs it 

Executor: George E. R. J. Collier, Jesse Wainwright 

Witness: George H. Woolford, George Riall, Robert Walter 

23 January 1869 Then came 

F:27 

Elizabeth Gordy 

12 December 1868 

A schedule of household good and notes given by Elizabeth Gordy to her children 

To daughter S.A. Phillips - note from James A. Venables for $200 and household goods 

To son James Vincent - note from T.W. Seabraze for $300, note from C.W. Dennis for $300, note from 

R.H. Adkinsfor$140 

To sons David Vincent and Harvey Vincent - $300 

Executor: E.L. Wailes 

Witness: Joshua Johnson 

23 February 1 869 Then came 

F:28 

John McDaniel 

19 October 1868 

To nephew Samuel Dryden of Worcester - bed and furniture $100 

To housekeeper Elizabeth McDaniel - bed and fumiUire, cupboard, six silver tea spoons. $100 

To trustees of the Presbyterian Church of Salisbury - rail road certificate 

To nephew Robert H. Dryden - bed and furniture, 6 cane-bottom chairs, rocking chair 

Executor: Robert H. Dryden 

Witness: J. Hopkins Tarr, Levin Williams, Jesse Simms 

27 April 1869 Then came 

F:29 
Charles Ellis 

13 April 1869 

To son John Henry Ellis - land where I now live having already deeded him the part over the ditch that runs 

from the county road to Mr. A. P. Beathards provided that my wife Eliza and daughter Henny and Henny's 

children will have use of the house 

To the heirs of daughter Mary E. Perdue deceased - $50 

To daughter Martha Ellis wife of Pumell Ellis - $50 

To daughter Henny Shockley - $50 

Executor: son John 

Witness: James Duncan, Noah Pennewell, Wally A. P. Jones 

20 April 1869 Then came 



F:3I 

James Madison Shockley 

5 March 1 869 

To wife Ellen - property for life 

To Job Thomas Parks, Anna Maria Dykes, Mary Ellen Anderson, Sarah Dykes wife of William - estate after 

wife's death. In case Mary Ellen Anderson should marry before the death of my wife, then 1 devise her share 

to her children Sallie Anderson and George Anna Anderson 

Executor: James Dykes of P. 

Witness: W.W Gordy, John Evans, Thomas Humphrey 

1 1 May 1 869 Then came 

F:32 

Joseph A. Disharoon 

14 April 1869 

To wife Sally E. - estate for life 

To children - estate after wife's death 

Executor: wife and her father Henry J. Dashiell 

Witness: George W. Todd, John A. Hitch, Mary Davis 

11 May 1869 Then came 

F:33 

Daniel Foskey 

21 May 1869 

To son Samuel E. - that part of the farm purchased of William H. Jackson which is on the east side of line 

beginning separating the farm from that of Isaac B. Jackson, running with the fence to the private road 

leading from the farm house to Delmar and through the woods to the line of Jesse Davis 

To son Daniel H. - that part on the west side of the above line 

To daughters Mary Catherine Foskey and Nancy Jane Heam - the farm where 1 now live containing 33 1 

acres including all the land owned by James Foskey except that conveyed to James Foskey in the division of 

said land and also the tract called Contentment and Jackson Disappointment and the land bought of Gilliss 

Figgs 

That my executors " pay to my wife the note or bill obligatory which she now holds against me for one 

hundred dollars" 

That land bought from Spicer M. White and his wife Elizabeth containing 97 acres be sold for debts 

To wife Sally W. and my four children - personal estate 

Executor: Samuel E. Foskey and Daniel H. Foskey 

Witness: James B. Foskey, Lovey C.C Smith, Samuel A. Graham 

22 June 1869 Then came 

F:35 

Littleton Jenkins 

24 May 1 869 

To wife Sarah Jane - all property for life 

To Frank Jenkins - estate after wife's death 

Executor: friend William Birckhead 

Witness: Lemuel Malone, Robert E. Pumell, Stephen P. Toadvine 

6 Julv 1869 Then came 



F:36 

Charles Horsey 

28 July 1868 

To wife Milcah - all property 

Witness: James Gilliss, Elisha P. Bennett, Lucien M. Bradley 

28 July 1869 Then came 

F:37 

Samuel Weatherly ( Somerset)* 

23 November 1865 

To daughters Elizabeth and Mary Weatherly - my part of tract Small Spot , sheep, bed and furniture, spinning 

wheel, mantel clock, floor carpet 

To six children - personal estate 

Executor: Robert M. Elzey 

Witness: Robert Twilley, Isaac Taylor, Thomas Knowles 

28 July 1869 Then came 

F:38 

Isaac J.Lewis 

9 August 1869 

That farm where Theodore Carey now lives to be sold and the land near St. Polls Church about where the 

stream mill now stands be sold 

To wife Martha and children - remainder of estate 

Executor: James Duncan 

Witness: William Truitt, Ananias B. Gray, James C. Littleton 

24 August 1869 Then came 

F:40 

Joseph Heam (Worcester)* 

8 May 1866 

To eldest son Brinkley - the farm purchased of Henry Mills in 1849 and the farm where Brinkley now lives 

To son Samuel - farm bought at public sale from Thomas Smith administrator of the estate of Henry Mills 

which is called the Herron Place and contains about 135 acres 

To youngest son Elijah S. - farm where I now live bought of Peter G. Heam being about 207 acres 

To daughter Irena Heam - $500 

Executor: wife Sally and son Elijah 

Witness: Ebenezer White, George H. Jackson, William A. Olliphant 

7 September 1869 Then came 

F:41 

James G. Huffmgton 

28 August 1869 

To sisters Hester and Rutah Huffmgton - all property 

Witness: John W. Turpin, Lambert H. Cooper, W. C. Marsters 

24 September 1869 Then came 



F:42 

Jesse T. Bratten 

7 December 1869 

To wife Sarah Margaret - $400 in cash, bed and furniture 

To mother Anna wife of Jesse - rest of estate 

Executor: brother WiHiam B. Bratten 

Witness: Billy T. Farlovv, James W. Davis, Lemuel B. Duncan 

4 January 1 870 Then came 

F:44 

Nancy Bennett 

14 October 1869 

To grandson Noah S. Bennett - table and quilt 

To grandson George W. Bennett - blue chest, iron pot 

To granddaughter Mary Bennett - bed and furniture and quilt 

To granddaughter Martha E. Bennett - looking glass, quilt 

To grandson Henry W. Taylor - quilt, set of cups and saucers 

To granddaughter Mary E. Taylor - quilt 

To grandson Elisha Taylor - quilt 

To granddaughter Letictia E. Taylor - quilt 

To granddaughter !dy M. Bennett - corner cupboard 

To granddaughter Amanda Bennett - bureau 

To grandson William Bennett - six plates 

To grandson Oliver Bennett - pitcher 

To granddaughter Laura Bennett - blue and white counterpain 

To son James Bennett - carriage 

To granddaughter Nancy Bennett - counterpain 

To sons Levin, James, Elisha, and William Bennett - remainder 

To daughters Eleanor Gravenor and Hester Taylor - wearing apparel 

Executor: son Elisha 

Witness: Thomas B. Taylor, William Wilson, Lambert H. Cooper 

4 January 1870 Then came 

F:45 

Lemuel Mills ( Somerset)* 

1 March 1867 

To oldest son George - lot of ground, part of the tract where I now live, starting at the ditch leading from the 

county road and emptying into the southern fork of Donoho Mill Pond and thence south to the line of Daniel 

Heam and containing 3 acres 

To second son Stephen - also a lot from the above 

To third son Rufus - $50 

To wife Mary - remainder of land for her land and then to divided among all my children 

Executor: wife Mary 

Witness: E. M. Waller, Handy J. Fowler, John S. Goslee 

1 March 1870 Then came 



"original county - will made before the creation of Wicomico 



F:47 

Matthias Toadvine 

12 January 1869 

To wife Lucreatia A. - 1/3 of the farm where I now live purchased of the heirs of Richard H. Handy and 

personal property 

To my four children who are now living and my grandson; Eleanor Richardson, Alexander Toadvine, Aurelia 

H. Fowler, Margaret G. Moore, and grandson Marion T. Hargis son of my deceased daughter Caroline C. 

Hargis - 2/3 of farm and if farm is sold 1/4 acres to be reserved for grave yard 

Executor: son Alexander 

Witness: W. Birckhead, Joshua Johnson, Daniel J. Holloway 

10 March 1870 Then came 

Codicil to above will 

2 February 1 869 

That son Alexander shall act as guardian to my grandchildren here named; Edward Fowler, Henry L. Fowler, 

Claude Fowler and Lucretia Fowler and that he should hold in trust all property devised to their mother 

Aurelia 

Witness: Joshua Johnson, Levin Dorman 

15 March 1870 Then came 

F:49 

Sarah D. J. Smith wife of Samuel 

23 March 1870 

To husband Samuel - all that tract in Nutter's District Wicomico County containing 60 acres which 1 bought 

of my mother Loda Jenkins 

Executor: husband 

Witness: Elijah W. Adkins, John Adkins, John W. Parker, Joseph T. Parmer? 

18 April 1870 Then came 

F:50 

Nancy Marine widow of Sharptown 

15 April 1870 

Desire to be buried by the side of my late husband and our graves enclosed with a good iron railing 

To children Fletcher E. Marine, Vashta Twiford, Elizabeth Robinson, William J. Marine, Martha Rollins, 

Sarah Jane Twilley - personal estate 

To granddaughter Mary A. Adams - wash bowl and pitcher and coffee pot which were a present to me from 

her deceased father O. Adams 

To niece Mary Jane Bailey - trundle bed and furniture 

To Hetty Marine - quilt 

To son Fletcher - property where I now live 

To Sarah Jane Twilley - the old grave yard lot lying on the west of the lot sold by me to her husband Thomas 

J. Twilley. This lot should now extend from the west of H. Cooper's lot to a road on which is the house of 

Vashta Twifford 

To son William, Vashti Twifford, Elizabeth Robinson, Martha Rollins each a lot from a lot of ground to be 

divided into four parts of equal size; beginning at the southeast comer of T. J. Twilley's and with a line south 

to the county road on the south of mu place then west to the county road and north until it reaches the land 

devised to Sarah Jane 

Executor: eldest son Fletcher 

Witness: James Robinson, John Robinson of Eli, Hiraim Cooper 

21 April 1870 Then came 



F:52 

Matthias A. Truitt (Worcester)* 

23 April 1867 

To son William - bed and furniture and residue of estate 

To sons Peter P. and Isaac J. - land where I now live 

Executor: sons Peter and Isaac 

Witness: John P. R. Gilliss, John M. Dale Senior, Henry A. Smyth 

24 May 1870 Then came 

F:53 

Thomas Dashiell, Gentleman 

24 May 1870 

To son William T. D. Dashiell - house and lot in Sharptown 

To son Levin Washington - bed and furniture and $50 

To daughter Seleh Elizabeth Winder - counterpane 

To daughter Mary Ellen - silver teaspoon 

To daughter Lourania Priscilla - silver teaspoon 

To all children - residue of estate 

Witness: Thomas W. English, Thomas Robinson, William A. Riggin 

1 1 June 1870 Then came 

F:54 

Nancy Wall 

1 April 1870 

To Catherine M. Collins - land, part of tract Irland's Eve and part of tract Dispute 

Witness: Thomas Robinson, William A. Riggin, James F. Marine 

7 September 1870 Then came 

F:54 

Lydia Lowe 

22 October 1868 

To John S. Lowe and Whitefield S. Lowe sons of my brother George Lowe - farm where Peter Haistings 

lives 

To niece Lydia Lowe daughter of George - bureau, sofa, sideboard, set silver teaspoons, $200 

To John Heam son of John W. Heam - note held against John W. Hearn 

To George Anna Lowe daughter of brother George - bed and furniture 

To Ruth E. Heam daughter of John W. Heam - bed and fumiture 

To sister Jane Heam - $ 1 00 

To brother George - notes 1 hold against him 

To Jas. W. Lowe, George Anna Lowe, children of brother - residue of estate 

Executor: brother George 

Witness: Theodore Parsons, J. C. Bell. Thomas B. Smith 

20 September 1870 Then came 



* original county - will made before the creation of Wicomico 



F:55 

Michail L. Todd 

9 April 1870 

To George W. Todd - bed and furniture and land after wife's death and when he is twenty-one 

To wife Mary - remainder of personal estate and land north of the road leading from my house to the old mill 

dam 

Executor: wife 

Witness: John Turner, A. F. Turner, George A. C. Waller 

2 August 1 870 Then came 

F:57 

Laura Darby wife of William Thomas Darby 

27 August 1870 

To husband - all estate from my father Isaac K. Wright which may be due me by Clement Wright Executor of 

my father's will 

Executor: husband 

Witness: Joseph Bratten, Richard Darby, Isaac Kebberly 

27 September 1870 Then came 

F:58 

Samuel Gordy 

1 October 1870 

To sons William S. Gordy and Samuel E. Gordy - my storehouse and lot and all the buildings attached, 

wharf and granary where I now do business. Also stock of goods 

To daughters Laura F. and Mary E. Gordy - $1000 each and my piano forte 

To son William - lot opposite to the railroad depot and my gold watch 

To son Samuel - house and lot near the depot now occupied by John Karper and the farm where my father 

lived and died 

To daughters and son Samuel - house and lot in Salisbury where 1 now live 

To daughter Laura - house and lot opposite my store on Division Street in Salisbury adjoining the post office 

and $500 

The house and lot where J. Parkes lives, the house and lot where Prissy Waller lives, the house and lot where 

Gillis Gordy lives, the house and lot where John Brewington lives and the lot bought of George W. Todd on 

the road leading to Middle Neck Bridge are to be sold and the proceeds divided among my children 

To daughter Mary - $500 

To wife Leah - bed and furniture, horse Peter and the carriage and her dower 

Executor: son William 

Witness: George W. Todd, William W. Gordy, Thomas Humphreys 

24 October 1 870 Then came 

F:60 

William Anna Toadvine wife of Matthias 

12 June 1868 

To mother Milcah Horsey wife of Charles Horsey - all estate 

Executor: husband, who is to give to James A. Phillips a good deed for the house and lot that I sold in 

Forktown when he pays Pumell Toadvine the bills of obligation and to receive, the same time, a deed from 

Purnell Toadvine to my mother for the house and lot in which 1 now reside 

Witness: Lemuel Malone, Henrietta Byrd, Jane M. Heam 

15 November 1870 Then came 



F:61 

Robert Jones of George (Somerset)* 

28 May 1868 

To wife Henrietta - in addition to her dower, my dwelling house, yard and garden. The house being in 

Princess Anne excepting that part of the lot between the lot of Isaac Collins and a line parallel to the north of 

said Collins and running from the main street west to Church Street by and with the south end of my kitchen 

To grandchildren, children of Charles Packard - the above lot 

To son Robert K. Jones - in trust for the use of my son Robert K. Jones the rents and profits of my farm on 

Wicomico Creek where the said Robert now lives, known as the "Home Farm" or usually called "the 

Westfield" to included the land extending to the land of Jesse Huffmgton . 

To son George Paul Jones - If the said Robert dies without issue the farm to go to George 

To son Thomas Woodland Jones - remainder of farm on Wicomico Creek 

To daughters Kate and Laura and son Perry - Thomas's part and Tazwell's part if they die without issue and 

remainder of estate. Also the farm called "the Noble Farm" 

To son Tazwell Jones - the farm whereon Levin King (Negro) now lives known as "the Collins Farm" 

Executor: wife and son George 

Witness: William T. G. Polk, Hampden H. Dashiell, James U. Dennis 

30 November 1870 Then came 

F:63 

Severn Black (Somerset)* 

17 July 1866 

To wife Hetty - all estate for life 

To daughter Eleanor J. Black - 4 acres where she now lives beginning at the railroad ditch for her lifetime 

and then to her 3 children 

To daughter Sally M. Black - 4 acres on the north side of the railroad to the line of trees on the land formerly 

belonging to John Disharoon 

To son Emory F. Black - lands on which I now live at the death of his mother 

Witness: James Stephens, Henry Pusey, Thomas W. Hayman 

13 December 1870 Then came 

F:64 

Amelia James 

9 March 1870 

To daughter Margaret Hester Burk - house and lot which I purchased of Henry Fooks "with my own means" 

as the on file in the Snow Hill clerk's office will show. This for her life 

To Anna Louisa James, Sally Elizabeth James (daughters of James James of Salisbury) and Amelia Burk and 

Mary Ellen Burk (daughters of Elijah Burk of Baltimore) - the above house and lot at Margaret's death 

To son James James - $ 1 

To Elijah Burk -$1 

Executor: daughter Margaret 

Witness: S. Q. Parker, George B. Gilliss, Rufus K. Truitt 

22 December 1 870 Then came 



^original county - will made before the creation of Wicomico 



F:66 

Julia A. Kennedy (Somerset)* 

19 September 1867 

To Thomas J. Turpin - in trust for the use and benefit of my daughter Eglantine Jones wife of Samuel B. D. 

Jones, 1/4 of my estate to be paid by him to her on an annual basis and at her death this part to go to her 

children if any survive her. If daughter survives her husband, then the 1/4 part shall be paid over to her. That 

Samuel B. D. Jones shall not have control her management in any way of any part of my estate 

To daughter Zenophine Farrington wife of William H. Farrington - 1/4 of estate 

To daughter Ellamaude Turpin wife of Thomas J. Turpin - 1/4 of estate 

To grandson Hampden Dashiell son of deceased daughter Aurelia and of Hampden H. Dashiell - 1/4 part of 

estate at twenty-one 

Executor: son-in-law Thomas J. Turpin 

Witness: James W. Dennis, William W. Wise, G. Paul Jones 

22 February 1871 Then came 

F:67 

Robert Layfield (Worcester)* 

18 August 1865 

To daughters Sally Deen Layfield and Abigal Fooks Layfield - a home where I now live "as long as they 

think proper or feel satisfied to remain there" 

To daughter Betsy Stewart wife of Michael Haisting - in the event of her becoming a widow, a home with m> 

other daughters 

To the above named daughters, and my son Ephraim Wilson Layfield, and to the 7 youngest children of my 

deceased son George Layfield - all my land 

To son William Quinton Layfield - $100 

To wife Jane Layfield and daughters - all household items, cattle and horses 

To sons William and Ephraim - farming utensils 

Executor: son Ephraim 

Witness: Minus B. Brown, William W. Layfield 

31 January 1871 Then came 

F:69 

Isaac Nichols (Worcester)* 

2 December 1863 

To wife Mary A. - all estate 

Witness: Thomas B. Smith, R.G. Humphreys, James E. Conelly 

4 February 1871 Then came 

F:70 

Mary Freeny (Somerset) 

23 August 1 866 

That "my boddy deacently buryed in the family burying ground, and have placed to my grave tombstones 

with my name and age inscribed thereon - also to have the Family burying ground enclosed with an iron 

fence set in stone" 

To niece Matilda M. Freeney - land bought of Lowe and Lloyd valued at $1400, but my will is that my sister 

Sarah Freeny shall have the income from land for her life 

To Nancy Hitch - $200 

To sister Sarah Freeny - land willed by my father 

To nieces Rosa Freeny , Anna Hooper, Catheron Davis, nephew Jacob Mills, - above land after sister's death 

Executor: brother Elijah Freeny 

Witness: William Simian, Samuel T. Williams, Winder Haisting of Wm., William N. Haisting 

4 April 1871 Then came 



F:71 

George W. Bounds (Somerset)* 

24 April 1866 

To wife Rachel Bounds - lands bought of Newton Mezick's heirs known as Partners Choice. Hard Fortune. 

and White Hall for her life time. Also carriage and horse, bed and furniture six chairs, table, spinning wheel. 

cook stove, waine cart, 600 pounds of bacon 

To children Andrew R. Bounds, Albert M. Bounds, Elizabeth Z. Bounds, Mary A. Bounds - the above lands 

after wife's death 

"Whereas during my life I have given to my four oldest children namely Eleanor W. Robertson wife of 

Samuel W. Robertson, William J. Bounds, Train A. Bounds, Elizabeth Armstrong wife of James Armstrong; 

the tract ... where Alfred English now lives, also the tract ... where Tarr now lives; and at other times 

considerable personal property" but I give to these aforesaid children a parcel of land known as Bound's 

Neglect adjoining the lands of Marcellus Wealtherly 

Executor: son Train 

Witness: Joseph Bratten, Thomas B. Taylor, Lambert Cooper 

18 April 1871 Then came 

F:72 

George Riall 

23 April 1868 

To wife Louisa M. Raill - my home farm for life, all furniture, horse and carriage, also her dower 

To son Ernest Riall - the home farm after wife's death and $500 for his education 

To son John W. J. Riall - half of farm known as the Hopkins farm purchased of John Hopkins 

To the heirs of my daughter Laura White - half of farm known as the Hopkins fami 

To the heirs of Louisa Dougherty - half of the Dashiell farm purchased of Benjamin Dashiell 

To the heirs of Delvia (Delia) E. Moore - half of the Dashiell farm 

To grandson Albert H. Riall - house and lot which belonged to his father George Raill and which I purchased 

of Isaac Jones trustee to sell the same and also the land purchased of Isaac Jones trustee on the east side of 

the road leading from the Episcopal Church to my store 

That real estate in Hungary Neck, Somerset County, purchased of Capt. John Carew be sold 

That the house and lot near Fesy Quater purchased of George Wilson be sold and the proceeds go to 

grandson Albert 

To son John W. Raill - cancellation of his debt in lieu of giving his children a share 

Executor: wife 

Witness: George L. H. Woolford, H. Laird Todd, George H. White 

23 May 1871 Then came 

F:74 

Levin Houston 

15 February 1868 

To wife Ester - all estate for life 

To sons Levin, John, Henry, Saul, and daughters Mary, Ann and Esther - estate after wife's death 

Executor: Levin T. H. Irving, Judge 

Witness: I. Nichols, T. W. Seabrease, Rosanna Vance 

29 May 1871 Then came 



*original county - will made before the creation of Wicomico 

15 



F:75 

Mary J. Lloyd 

20 July 1868 

To husband William Lloyd- land where 1 now live composed of tracts Warrington . Lions Den . Daniel 

Discover)' and containing 1 17 acres 

Executor: husband 

Witness: E. T. Bennett, F. B. Humphreys, Thomas B. Taylor 

21 June 1871 Then came 

F:76 

Hetty Russell 

6 September 1871 

To daughter Susan Jenkins - my right, title, and interest in tract purchased by the said Susan Jenkins and 

myself of Nathaniel Brown and Mary P. Brown on 9 January 1867 called Friends Discovery and containing 

48 acres 

To daughter s Eliza J. Evans, Sarah A. Cox, Hester E. Majors - personal estates, money notes, accounts 

Executor: James Giliis 

Witness: Jeremiah Bradley, Major A. Riggin, William D. D. Phillips 

3 October 1871 Then came 

F:78 

Leah Murray Gordy 

18 September 1871 

To daughters Laura F. and Estelle Gordy - house and lot in Salisbury on Church Street which 1 purchased at 

the Executor sale of the real estate of my husband Samuel Gordy and sometimes called the "Evans House" 

To children William S., Laura F., Estelle, Samuel - rest of propert>' 

Witness: George W. Todd, Huston Humphreys, Thomas Humphreys 

30 November 1871 Then came William Sydney Gordy 

F:79 

James H. Robinson 

12 August 1870 

To sister Isabella Robinson - $1000 

To father Joseph Robinson and brother Joseph Robinson - balance of estate 

Executor: friend William B. Sweeten? 

Witness: Samuel Ker, Mitchell Lloyd, L. B. Ker 

24 January 1871 

F:80 

Jacob Downs of Sussex Delaware 

1 November 1871 

To daughters Mary Ellen, Leonora, Wanda Jane - $200 each 

To sons Elijah William Downs, David James Downs, Joshua Henry Downs - lands 

Executor: Elijah Hudson 

Witness: John Jones, Isaac Downs 

28 November 1871 Then came 



F:81 

Shady Coulboume 

18 May 1870 

To grandson Joshua Pollitt - bed and furniture, iron pot, red chest, crop of corn and fodder 

To daughter Mary A. Pollitt wife of William - large iron pot 

Witness: E. L. Wailes, W. Sydney Gordy, John D. Truitt 

28 November 1871 Then came 

F:82 

James K. Elliott 

21 January 1871 

To wife Mariah Elliott - "any one room in my dwelling which she may choose", third of personal estate, 

income from land laid out by Richard Darby as plat will show. This for widowhood 

To son James H. P. Elliott - where he now lives being that part of the farm on the north of my home place as 

by plat laid down by Darby in December 1868. This containing 100 acres being part of the tract called 

Acworth's Old Age . Also a lot of marsh land on the south side of Barren Creek containing 50 acres and also 

Gilliss Venture all of which has already been given. Also carpenters tools 

To grandson James Kerby - the above land if son James dies without issue. Also my home place which is part 

of Acworth's Old Age . Also my cherry bedstead, wardrobe, red chest, leather trunk 

"that at my death, the Orphans Court of Wicomico County appoint a propper guardian for my grandson until 

my said grandson arrives at age" 

Executor: friend A. J. Crawford 

Witness: George Moore, George A. Bounds, John Dorman 

23 January 1872 Then came 

F;84 

James F. Williams 

7 February 1872 

To wife Henrietta - house and lot adjoining the vacant lot on Church Street in Salisbury for her life 

To the children of Pumell Johnson and wife Maria Ann - proceeds from the sale of house after the death of 

wife and $600 to each 

To Thomas H. Williams - half of the store house on Main Street in Salisbury, one vacant lot over Humphreys 

Mill and $400 

To the children of George W. Leonard and Mary Jane his wife - $3000 in trust until they are of age 

To George Gordy ("a colored boy I have raised") - $200 in trust until he is of age 

To Mary Holloway - $200 

To Henrietta Johnson - bed and furniture 

" I set apart four hundred dollars for the purchase of tombstones to be placed at the graves of my father, my 

mother, my sister, and my brothers" 

To the trustees of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Salisbury - $300 

That the farm where 1 now reside and the house and lot in that part of Salisbury called Georgetown be sold 

Executor: Thomas H. Williams 

Witness: Jacob C. Phillips, Jacob W. Nichols, J. M. Dashiell 

7 March 1872 Then came 



F:86 

Frost Pollitt 

23 September 1868 

To daughter Milkey - acre of land called Kobeasev 

To sons Stephen and Isaac Pollitt - remainder of land containing 30 acres and being where 1 now live called 

Kobleuses 

To daughter Mariah - $40 

To two sons and daughters Milkey, Mariah, and Sue? - remainder of estate 

Executor: Mr. John E. Robertson 

Witness: Benjamin Livingston, John Livingston, Peter Livingston 

26 March 1872 Then came 

F:87 

James Shockley 

14 September 1871 

To sons Levin and Isaac Shockley - the farm where 1 now live 

To wife Hester - milk cow 

To daughters Julia Ann wife of Ebenezer Johnson, Harriet wife of Noah Johnson, and Margaret - personal 

property 

Executor: son Levin 

Witness: E. L. Wailes, G. W. Mezick, John D. Truitt 

1 1 June 1872 Then came 

F:89 

William Giles 

8 May 1872 

To four children now living Eliphlet Reed Giles, Thomas Giles, John H. Giles and Maria Kelly wife of John 

F, Kelly -$1 each 

To granddaughter Clara A. Smith wife of William Smith - $100 

To grandson Alonzo Giles - $300 and my gold watch 

To granddaughter Elizabeth Giles - $200 

The above grandchildren are the children of deceased son Sidney 

To five grandchildren William John, Franklin, Kittiana, Mary Ellen, and infant not yet named; the children of 

daughter Ann Maria and her husband John F. Kelly - $500 

To the children of son Sidney, the two children of son Thomas, the three children of son John H., and the 

children of daughter Ann Maria - remainder of estate 

Executor: son John 

Witness: Thomas B. Moore, John Dorman, George M. Moore 

22 June 1872 Then came 

F:91 

Sally Godfrey 

22 November 1871 

To sister Charlotte Parsons widow of Samuel Parsons - all estate 

To the children of Charlotte being Levi Parsons, Mary E. Sturgis wife of Charles - estate after sister's death 

Executor: Henrietta Byrd 

Witness: Alfred Bratten, J. J. Fooks, William Gordy 

24 July 1872 Then came 



F:92 

Dorothy Hastings 

31 May 1872 

To daughter Esther Bounds - house and lot at Upper Trappe known as "the Haistings Lot" and containing 2 

acres provided her husband William J. Bounds shall pay the following; 

To daughter Charlotte Ewell - $25 

To daughter Matilda J. Crouch - $25 

To daughter Susan E. Hastings - $50 when she is nineteen 

To Robert J. Hitch - my right and title in the tract at Upper Trappe known as "the Hitch Lot" 

Witness: Levin B. Price, Elisha Simms, William J. Twilley 

30 July 1872 Then came 

F:94 

Jesse Waller 

14 February 1871 

To son Handy Irving Waller - all estate 

Executor: son 

Witness: Perry O. Nelson, Thomas J. Turpin, John W. Turpin 

16 September 1872 Then came 

F:95 

Ralph Lowe 

6 June 1872 

To grandson William J. Bounds - all my farms containing 550 acres except that portions which is fenced in 

with the Dorman Farm and house and lot and the family grave yard 

To grandchildren Ralph Lowe Crawford and Mary E. Crawford - the above if William dies without issue 

To grandson Ralph Lowe Crawford - the Wilson Farm containing 300 acres 

To granddaughter Mary E. Crawford - the Dorman Farm containing 140 acres and the Bradley land 

containing 300 acres and to go to grandsons if she dies without issue 

To daughter Rachel W. Moore wife of Thomas B. - $3000 

That the land known as the Sam Brown House and lot be sold 

That the grave should be enclosed with an iron fence and "tomb stones set up at my grave and at the graves 

of each of my wives" 

To Mary Lowe ("colored woman") - house and lot on the home farm near the grave yard 

To John Andrew Jackson ("colored man") - $100 

To Thomas Lowe ("colored boy") - $100 

To Sarah daughter of Mary Lowe ("colored") - $50 

Executor: daughter Rachel Moore 

Witness: James W. Cantwell, Thomas B. Taylor, James W. Eversham 

1 October 1872 Then came 



F:97 

Handy Hayman 

29 August 1871 

To son John H. Hayman - farm on which I now live running by and with the county road until it intersects 

with the line of Barren Neck 

To wife Elizabeth -$100 

To son William W. Hayman - part of tract Mill Lot on the north side of a fox ditch which runs to the line of 

Lewis Pollitt 

To granddaughter Caroline Hayman - the above if son William dies without issue 

To son David J. Hayman - balance of Mill Lot for his lifetime 

To grandson Joseph Hayman - the above after David's death 

To daughter Louisa Jane Hayman - part of tract Fooks Cash or Cost at the east of my line for her lifetime 

To grandson John H. Livingston - the above after Louisa's death 

To daughter Elizabeth Hobbs - $100 

To daughter Polly Hobbs - $100 

To daughter Harriet Riggin - $100 

To daughter Jane Hayman - $100 

To daughter Matilda Livingston - $100 

To daughter Eleanor Pollitt - $100 

Executor: son David 

Witness: Levin M. Dashiell, James Dykes, James Vincent 

9 October 1 872 Then came 

Filed 9 January 1873 Elizabeth Hayman wife of Handy Hayman deceased quit all claims made by the last 

will and testament of my husband and take my right of dower 

Witness: George Bell 

F:99 

Samuel Williams (Somerset)* 

26 August 1863 

To son Emory L. Williams and daughter Sally Ann Williams - land on the north side of the road leading from 

Salisbury to Tony Tank Mills with all stock and furniture 

To wife Margaret - a home for widowhood "the same as she ever had". Also my house and lot in Salisbury 

lying in Worcester County on the east side of Division Street adjoining the lot belonging to William B. 

Tilghman. Also Negro men Peter (to Samuel after wife's death) and George (to son Emory after wife's 

death) and women Jane (to Sally Ann after wife's death) and Emiline (to my daughter Amanda and her 

children Edward, Charles, Margaret and Samuel) 

To son Samuel T. Williams - tract lying at the pond between Dashiell's Mill and the old county road to be 

sold and monies used to pay his debts 

To the children of daughter Amanda and son Samuel - part of tract on the east side of the new county road 

leading from Salisbury to Tony Tank. If not needed to pay his debts, this part may go to Samuel's children 

after his death 

Executor: son Emory 

Witness: R. H. Adkins, Lester Overton, Rufus K. Truitt 

24 August 1872 Then came 



20 



F:102 

George M. Fooks 

21 April 1871 

"that my body be decently intered in the Family burying ground on the Farm where 1 now live" 

To son George W. - cow and three sheep 

To daughter Anna R. Fooks - balance of estate 

To wife Mary - her dower 

Executor: Samuel Fooks 

Witness: Joseph M. Parker, James Disharoon, Winder Haistings 

19 November 1872 Then came 

F:103 
Phiilis Nutter 

22 July 1873 

To grandchildren Sanford A. Taylor, Willie A. Toadvine, John G. Taylor, Laura V. Taylor, William P. 

Causey, James B. Causy, Richard A. Causey, Sarah E. Causey, Louvenia Causey, and Martha Tilghman - 

proceeds from the sale of my farm Golden Quarter containing 200 acres and on the road from Salisbury to 

Snow Hill 

To daughters Mary A. Pollett and Sallie Causey - personal estate 

Executor: grandson William P. Causey 

Witness: 1. S. Adams, James Causey, John W. Smith 

3 December 1873 Then came 

F:104 

Nancy Gordy 

To sister Emiline Bayly wife of Thomas C. Bayley - $700 

To niece Betsy Bayly - gilt frame looking glass, two silver teaspoons 

To niece Mary Ann wife of William Dawson - $100 

To niece Nancy Francis Dennis - new quilt 

To niece Margaret Rounds - $100 

To niece Leah Famey Rounds - $50 

To niece Sophia E. Rounds - $50 

To niece Sally Disharoon wife of Robert - $100 

To niece Leah E. Banks wife of Gammaiel Banks - $100 

To niece Jane Flemming wife of Thomas - $50 

To niece Jane Gordy wife of Samuel Gordy - $100 

Tp nieces Elizabeth wife of Vincent Moore, Ann M. Gordy, Victoria Gordy, Martha Gordy ; daughters of m\ 

deceased brother Benjamin Gordy - $75 each 

To Thomas W. Bayly, Samuel B, Bayly, Elijah M, Bayly, Leoni E. Bayly. Betsy E. Bayly, and Nancy F. 

Dennis; children of my sister - residue of estate 

Executor: nephew Thomas W. Bayly (Bailey) 

Witness: Thomas B. Smith, L. P. Humphrey, T. A. Smith 

23 January 1873 Then came 



F:106 

Thomas Littleton of E. 

13 January 1873 

To daughter Hetty Ann Littleton - part of tract Littleton's Delight and Hickory Point lying on the south side 

of a line drawn from the bounder of Mill Lot and Beaver Dam Ridge to the west end of the fence that divides 

my home farm from where Miller A. Layton now lives thence with the fence to the lot owned by Mina? C. 

Littleton at the time of his death and then with the line to the county road leading from Powellsville to 

Pittsville 

To step-son Thomas A. Littleton - part of tract on the north side of the county road from Powellsville to 

Pittsville and $50 

To daughter Mary Adaline Littleton and granddaughter Nancy Emeline Littleton - the home farm Littleton's 

Delight not already devised 

To step-daughter Rosina Dennis - $250 

To Mary Jane Robbins - bed and furniture 

Executor: Hiram J. Dennis and Thomas A. Littleton who are to take care of daughter Mary Adaline and 

granddaughter Nancy Emeline until Nancy is of age and to see to Hetty Ann's farm while she is unmarried 

Witness; Henry D. Powell, Milbem A. Layton, Daniel Shockley 

15 February 1873 Then came 

F:108 

Milcah Horsey 

24 April 1873 

To Westley Wallis - bureau, tin safe, clock 

To Sarah Ann Milbom C'cof) - $50 

To Mary Ann Wallis - balance of property 

Executor: James Gillis 

Witness: Samuel B. Jones, Levin A. H. Walton, W. W. Lowe 

6 May 1873 Then came 

F:109 

Elijah Toadvine 

19 September 1871 

To daughter Milly Hayman and Polly Mcgrath and Caroline Grey and Ann's children who are Stephen F. 

Toadvine, Elijah T. Toadvine, John T. Toadvine, and Esther A. Toadvine - proceeds from the sale of 50 

acres part of Fooks Cost, part of Long Acre, and part of Fort Neck, and part of Barn Neck lying in the fork of 

two ditches opposite Handy Hayman's 

To wife Priscilla Toadvine - personal property I have from our marriage and a cow purchased at Widon 

Disharoon's sale and a lot opposite my house over the county road for her life, one room in my house and 

access to all other rooms and her thirds 

To son Wesley - the above lot after wife's death and land not already given 

To son Stephen Toadvine - two shares of railroad stock and the note 1 hold against him 

To son James Toadvine - 25 cents 

To son Henry T. Toadvine - 25 cents 

That a small head and foot stone be placed at my first wife's, Easther, grave 

Executor: son Henry 

Witness: Levin M. Dashiell, Pary (Perry) R. Pollitt, John W. Riggin 

8 July 1873 Then came 



F:m 

Benjamin Parsons 

5 March 1868 

To wife Martha - "by marriage contract she is to receive $5000 in lieu of all other claims to my estate" and 

also $500 

To wife's sisters Margaret Elliott of Indiana and Priscilla Meek of Iowa - $1000 if my wife should not be 

living to receive the amounts given to her 

To any child borne of my marriage to Martha - a fair portion of estate 

To Jacob, Martha and Rhody (my former slaves) - if they remain with me for my lifetime, use of the house 

standing on the east side of Poplar Hill Avenue and in the northwest corner of the lot with ground up to the 

well and Burks fence. The house is not to be sold as long as they need it for their own use and $200 for their 

needs. If either become disabled, they should be supported by my estate 

To former slave Sam - $50 

If any if my former slaves wish to leave the State; $50 to aid in their removal 

To Vestry of Spring Hill Parish of the Protestant Episcopal Church for the use of Saint Peters Church in 

Salisbury - a lot of ground on the road to Laurel Delaware from Salisbury where my family burying ground 

is; the grave yard now enclosed to be extended 30' west and north and south until it is 90' wide and east up 

the said road. Also $1000 for upkeep of the church 

To Benjamin Heam (on whose property I hold a mortgage) - $100 each to the children of his last wife 

To Benjamin Heam an invalid in Delaware son of Noah and Zessy? Heam - $200 

To Martha E. Ward daughter of Cyrus Ward in Delaware - $200 provided she remains with me for my 

lifetime 

To Amelia Parsons or Tumer "if living" - $ 1 00 

To the children of Lambert Adkins by his wife Clarissa - $100 

To Laben Adkins son of Nimrod - $150 

To Betsy, Sally and Susan daughters of David Mills - $100 each 

To Robert J. Waller of George (in Monie on Somerset County) - $200 

ToRufusParsonsofl.- $200 

To Benjamin Parsons of Samuel - $400 

To John Brewington of William in Indiana - $200 

To Ebenezer and Thomas Heam in Iowa - $200 each 

The following to only take effect if I not have children at the time of my death: 

To Ebenezer Parsons in Kentucky - $300 

To Nancy Brewington in Kentucky - $300 

To Elijah Parsons's children in the west - $300 

To Jonathan Parson's children - $500 to be divided among them 

To Hannah and William Parker's children - $150 

To Molly and Curtis Dixon's children - $400 to be divided 

To Franky and Lowdy Christopher's children somewhere in the west - $400 to be divided 

To Hannah and John Melson's children in the south or in the west - $400 to be divided 

To Peter Freeny- $150 

To William Freeny -$150 

To Joshua Freeny - $50 and a judgement of long standing against him and Bill Parker of Elisha 

To Rider Adkins - $300 

To Betsy Smith sister of Rider Adkins - $200 

To Milby Adkins Junior - $200 

To Amelia Adkins sister of Milby - $200 

To Noah Adkins's children - $300 to be divided 

To Sally Walston's children - $400 to be divided 

To Stanton Adkins in Indiana or Ohio - S300 

To Benjamin and Reubin Adkins in the south or the west, brothers of Stanton - $500 to be divided 

(cont.) 

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To Henny Coulboum sister to the Adkins - $500 

To William Adkins's children - $400 to be divided 

To Elijah Adkin's daughter who married a Parsons - $100 or to her children "if she be dead" or if Elijah has 

any other daughter; she may receive the $100 

To Stanton Adkins son of Elijah - $100 

To Stanton's brother Elijah in Delaware - $10 

"the residue ... I desire divided among my second and third cousins on my father's side. .. By second cousins 

I mean those whose parents were my first cousins and by third cousins those parents are my second cousins" 

"If my second or third cousins in the south or west or any other person mentioned in this will do not appear 

... to make their demand in due time, they shall be excluded" 

"the sale of real estate ... shall be sometime within three years from date of administration" 

Executor: Levin T. H. Irving Esq. and Milton A. Parsons 

Witness: Samuel Gordy, Levin A. Parsons, A. J. Rounds 

1 August 1873 Then came 

Codicil #1 to above will of Benjamin Parsons 

26 January 1870 

To Robert Heam of Benjamin - $80 

Revoke the clause to Laban Adkins son of Nimrod, but give his children $100 each 

Revoke the clause that gives Ebenezer Heam anything, give the same to Thomas Heam 

Revoke the clause giving to Stanton Adkins in Indiana, to his brothers Reuben and Benjamin in the south or 

west and give to William Adkins's children $500, except James who is excluded. Henny Coulboum and 

James Adkins are now excluded. To William Adkins's children. I exclude his son James Adkins of any part 

until he pays a bill of sale 22 April 1867 

To wife - all the gold and silver on hand 

Witness: Samuel Gordy, Levin A. Parsons, W. Sydney Gordy 

1 August 1873 Then came 

Codicil #2 to above will of Benjamin Parsons 

29 April 1873 

To Vicey Brewington, daughter of David Mills, now living in Iowa - $100 

Witness: George Todd 

I August 1873 Then came 

Codicil #3 to above will of Benjamin Parsons 

27 May 1873 

Revoke the clause giving $100 to the children of Clarissa Adkins and devise as follows: 

As Clarissa and her son Elijah have paid me the amount they owe me, then I give to each of her children 

$100 each 

Revoke the clause to Stanton and Elijah Adkins sons of Elijah but now do devise to Stanton and brother 

"E_"- $10 to be divided 

Revoke the clause giving to Margaret Elliott of Indiana and Priscilla Meek of Iowa; now give them $1000 

each to be divided among their children 

If my named Executors fail to settle this will, I appoint William Birckhead, merchant 

Witness: George W. Todd, H. Laird Todd 

I August 1873 Then came 

(Cont.) 



Codicil #4 to above will of Benjamin Parsons 

12 June 1873 

In lieu of the provisions made to my wife: 1 give to my said wife the house and lot where I now live 

beginning with the street east of the lot running north and south and with the street to a cedar 

Revoke the clause giving to Negroes Jacob and Rhody each $100 and give that sum to my wife 

To Benjamin Parsons of Samuel - $200 and note of hand from the said Benjamin for $200 

Witness: Thomas T. J. Rider, Harvey Ward, William Fulton 

I August 1873 Then came 

Testamentary Paper 

31 January 1873 by Benjamin Parsons 

"Martha Ellen Ward, daughter of Cyrus and Caroline Ward of Delaware. The said M. E. Ward came to live 

with me in March 1 866 and have been a prudent girl, in addition to my devise to her in my will 1 give her the 

bed and furniture, bedstead, and furniture in her sleeping room, one large looking glass in the dining room, 

one mahogany secretary in my bedroom to have and to hold possession of at my time after it may please 

providence to call me hence" 

Witness: Benjamin Parsons of Samuel 

II August 1873 Then came 

Testamentary Paper #2 

31 January 1873 by Benjamin Parsons 

"Martha M. Parsons, my dear wife. In addition to my devise to you in my will, I give all my coin in gold and 

silver of hand, silver spoons and ladle, two the best floor carpets, one bedstead and furniture, one first choice 

looking glass, marble table, rocking chair and half dozen chairs and choice of one gold watch" 

Witness: Benjamin Parsons of Samuel 

1 1 August 1873 Then came 

F:I22 
Jehu Mills 

22 August 1873 

To daughter Martha W. Collins, son Edward G. Mills, daughter Amelia A. Mills - $ I each 

To son Jacob W. A. Mills - residue of estate 

That the farm where I now live be sold at the death of my wife 

Executor: son Jacob 

Witness: H. Laird Todd, Thomas B. Cooper, Richard Stephens 

20 September 1873 Then came 

F:123 

Isaac Brewington 

11 August 1873 

To son Alexander W. Brewington - my long lot at the southeast end of my tract Knights Tract on the south 

side of the ferry road the northern of side lot to be a line with the fence on the northwest end and with the 

ditch on the same end from ferry road on the north to Simon Malone's lot on the south 

To son William H. - the lot northwest of son Alexander 

To daughters Leah J. Brewington and Hester Brewington - 2 acres northwest of William's each lot to front 

on the county road leading to the Upper Ferry 

To son Isaac W. - lot north of daughter Hester's 

To son George F. - lot in front of his home situated between Isaac W. Brewington's home lot and the lot 

given to Isaac by me 

To daughter Mary A. Fooks - residue of my tract 

Witness: Levin B. Price, Rufus Fields, Columbus Davis 

23 September 1873 Then came 



F:124 

William J. Langrell 

11 October 1873 

That my body be "plainly and decently interred at Tyaskin Church P. E. 

To children - residue of property after debts are paid 

To wife Mary - "one colt and carriage with my dying affection and sincere regret that I cannot better provide 

for her comfort and happiness" 

Executor: James E. Eliegood 

Witness: William J. Leonard, Samuel A. Langrell, Thomas J. Parks 

21 October 1873 Then came 

F:125 

James Morris 

8 February 1871 

To wife Sally - half of home farm her lifetime 

To son Thomas C. Morris - half of farm and wife's half of farm at her death and also tract of 50 acres called 

Carey's Folly and 5 acres of Collins Lot 

To Levin F. Morris (son?) - $400 

"the outline of the land that is to be divided is joining William P. Morris, Josiah McGrath, Michael Carey 

and John Robinson ... containing 400 acres" 

To son Samuel J. - land adjoining the mills and half of mills 

To William P. Morris and Amandy Pollitt - Samuel's share if his children die before they are of age 

To Emmy Paton-$ 100 

To son William P. Morris - 1/4 of mills and tract called Hog Range or a swamp called Justice Swamp 

adjoining the lands of Henry Robinson. This land on the south side of the road from the comer of John 

Morris's new ground until it strikes the line of Carev's Folly 

To son Jacob Morris - 1/4 of mills 

To daughter Matildy Hayman - 12 raikoad shares 

To son John Morris - land that he has in cultivation called "the new ground" and tract Hopewell containing 

79 acres and tract Timber Range of 169 acres 

To daughter Amandy Pollitt - tract called Holefast that 1 bought of Jane Pollitt 

Executor: son Thomas 

Witness: Benjamin H. Parker, Levem W. Fooks, Washington (Samuel W.) Parker 

18 November 1873 Then came 

F:128 

Betsy Parker (Worcester)* 

12 November 1856 

To son John - bed and furniture 

To daughter Elizabeth Hearn Parker - Negroes Amanda, Anne and Jane 

To granddaughter Matilda Elizabeth Malone - Negroes if daughter dies without issue 

Executor: son John W. Parker 

Witness: John White, John H. White Junior, Levin T. H. Irving 

6 January 1 874 Then came 



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F;129 

John M. Maddux 

20 October 1873 

To Eliza A. Carey - my farm of 96 acres and personal estate 

Witness: Levin B. Price, Azariah P. Disharoon, James H. Stanford 

22 November 1873 Then came 

F:130 

John T. Graham 

2 February 1874 

To son James Stewart Graham - colt 

To wife Leah - real estate and personal property 

To children Mary E. Crockett, Zipporah J. Graham, J. Stewart Graham, Emma A. Graham, Jasper W. 

Graham, George W. Graham - property' after wife's death 

Executor: wife 

Witness: George Lowe, T. W. H. Mitchell, George W. Parsons 

3 March 1874 Then came 

F:131 

John W. Banks 

18 April 1872 

To wife Margaret E. Banks - 1/3 of the Schooner Kadi, household goods, cattle 

To son Granville Banks - 60 acres being the home place which was given by my mother, Esther Banks, and 

the rest 1 purchased from the heirs 

To daughter Mary E. Banks - residue of land 

To younger daughters Martha, Emma Virginia, and Amelia Banks - $300 each at 16 years 

Executor: wife 

Witness: George L. H. Woolford, Henry W. Anderson, Columbus Anderson 

28 March 1874 Then came 

F:133 

Esther Parsons 

18 October 1873 

That "my body be plainly but decently interred in the old burying ground on the farm now owned by my son 

George" 

To sons Milton A. Parsons and William Sidney Parsons and my granddaughter Hester Hammond of 

Worcester County - residue of estate 

Executor: son William 

Witness: L. Dix Warren, Elihu E. Jackson, James E. Ellegood 

31 March 1874 Then came 

F:134 

Esmy (Esme) Barkley 

25 April 1874 

To daughter Julia A. Barkley - all estate 

Executor: friend John Turner 

Witness: William Walter, Richard H. Dawson. William P. Crosby 

7 July 1874 Then came 



F:135 

Margaret Gordy 

25 June 1872 

To son Levi Gordy - tract received at the distribution of my father estate called Fovs Discovery 

To daughter Maria E. F. Rayne - the farm where she and her husband now live which is north of the lands of 

James Whaley except that given to son Levi 

To daughter Mary J. Patty - half of the land between the land of John K. Massey on the north and John Patty 

on the south 

To grandchildren Eliza M. Rayne, John G. Massey, Sallie M. Massey. William L. D. Massey. James D. 

Massey, Lemuel E. Massey. Ida M. Massey, Rachel L. Massey - the other share of the above land 

To daughter Laura A. Williams - $5 

Executor: son Levi 

Witness: William J Leonard, F. C. Todd, Levi Duncan 

25 August 1874 Then came 

F:136 

Amelia M. Mills 

8 October 1874 

To children Martha W. Collins, Edward G. Mills, Amelia E. Mills - all property 

Executor: son Edward 

Witness: George B. Perry, Joseph Waller, H. Laird Todd 

27 October 1874 Then came 

F:137 

Jennie M. C. Trader 

23 June 1874 

To daughter Ida E. Trader - all personal property 

To R. W. S. Trader - real estate in trust for my son Robert until he is able to support himself 

Executor: son R. W. S. Trader 

Witness: John L. Trader, Elizabeth E. Trader, Thomas Humphreys 

1 1 December 1874 Then came 

F:138 

Ichabod Taylor 

7 October 1 874 

To son Cadmus - tract where he now lives called the Metzin? Farm except that part on the right hand side of 

the road leading to Noah White's. The rest to be sold 

To son Algernon Sidney Taylor - tract Pompev's Point except the part taken off by straightening the line at 

the Hitch farm until it reaches Robert Claywell's land 

To sons Andrew J. Taylor and Orlando W. Taylor - portion of the home or Hitch tract as lies north of a line 

drawn from the crossing of the run at Luther Williams's farm until it reaches F. C. Todd's farm 

To George Handy Taylor - remainder of home farm with the understanding that my wife has a home for life 

and my daughter until she marries, also my youngest son Lee until he is of age 

To son Lee P. Taylor and daughter Elizabeth Taylor - $1600 to be paid from my life policy 

To wife Emiline - household items 

Executor: son George 

Witness: H. Laird Todd, Josiah Johnson, Hugh Ellingsworth 

12 January 1875 Then came 



F:I40 

Richard R. Stephens 

17 March 1875 

To son Thomas - the "Kate mare and her colt" and the Mttle cow and her calf 

To Thomas and the rest of the children - remainder of property 

Witness; William Hasting, Stephen E. Ellis 

17 April 1875 Then came Susan Stephens 

F:141 

George Todd 

14 November 1874 

To wife Sarah F. Todd - all property 

Executor; wife 

Witness; E. W. B. Acworth, E. K. Hooper, Esther E. Dashiell 

25 June 1875 Then came 

F;142 

William Shockley 

24 December 1872 

To son Christopher C. - all land, except what is otherwise given, which 1 bought of Benjamin Gravenor and 

wife and of Elizabeth Russel conveyed to me by deed dated 10 May 1856 and containing 30 acres and 2 

acres of the home place which is to be laid off on the line between me and William Bacon 

To sons Benjamin Jackson Shockley and Sylvester Stewart Shockley - farm where 1 now live 

To son Thomas Shockley - $217 for which I hold a note on from him for the purchase money on the house he 

purchased of me together with 21 acres of the home farm 

To daughter Elizabeth D. Bennett - 80 cents per month for her life and in case she should become afflicted, 

my sons to provide for her 

To daughter Sarah Caroline Bennett - 6 acres of my home place to be laid off on the north side of Long 

Branch adjoining the land of A. H. Bradley and two acres adjoining the lot that belonged to my deceased son 

Napoleon Shockley 

To daughter Alberta Maloney Vincent - 8 acres of the home place on the western side adjoining the lands of 

Obadiah Darby and William W. Bennett and extending to the line of Isaac English 

To wife Eleanor Shockley - her dower 

Executor: James B. Armstrong 

Witness; William F. Wilson, William Howard, Thomas W. Wilson 

17 August 1875 Then came 

F:146 

Washington H. Robertson 

5 August 1875 

To wife Priscilla - my plantation in Tyaskin District for 7 years and then her thirds 

To sons Rilon, Oscar, Rufus and daughters Hester and Mary - the remainder of plantation 

Executor; son Rilon 

Witness; William J. Wailes, Rowland L. Taylor, Isaac F. Mezick 

18 October 1875 Then came 



F:147 

Pumell Davis 

19 November 1875 

To Henry H. Bounds - one double barrel shot gun, trunk and clothing 

To Henry Denson's oldest male child - remainder of property 

Witness: Mary E. White, Mary F. Malone, Levin W. Malone 

30 November 1875 Then came 

F:148 

Isme Bayley 

16 August 1869 

To wife Nancy - carriage, one creature, curtain bedstead, chest, clock, crockery, meat and lard, all fowl 

To sons Hilry, Josiah, Silas - blacksmith tools 

To daughter Clarissey, Frances, Martha, Mary - money on hand 

Executor: wife Nancy 

Witness: Joshua Lewis, Hester Williams 

8 February 1 876 

F:150 

Mary Siemens ( Somerset)* 

4 December 1862 

To Albert B. Slemons, Francis M. Siemens, Clara Morris wife of Louis W. Morris; children of my late 

husband John B. Slemons - all property 

That Negroes shall be appraised according to their value and they be taken by my step-sons as a third part of 

the estate. They Negroes being Elijah, Kitty and her children. Bob, Nancy, and Saul 

Executor: Albert B. Slemons and Francis M. Slemons sons of my husband 

Witness: Lemuel Malone, Lizzie S. Gunby, James Brereton 

! January 1 868 Codicil to the above will 

To John Brown Slemons second son of Albert B. Slemons - silver urn and cream cup 

To Bettie Morris Slemons daughter of F. Marion Slemons - silver ladle 

To Clara Estelle Morris daughter of Louis W. Morris - my gold watch 

To Louis White Morris son of Louis W. Morris - my library case 

24 March 1876 Then came 

F:151 

Mary J. Williams 

2 February 1876 

To husband Robert D. Williams - my share of my deceased mother's, Sally Disharoon, estate 

Executor: husband 

Witness: George W. M. Cooper, Herbert Williams 

1 April 1876 Then came 



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F: 1 52 

Hetty Bradley 

3 September 1875 

To Hester Mills wife of Moneius Mills "in consideration of the kind treatment and attention received" of her 

- bed and furniture, wash bowl and pitcher, large rocking chair 

To son William H. Bradley - gum dining table 

To daughter Ellenor O. Neal of Dorchester - blue chest and spinning wheel 

To son Benjamin Bradley - bed and furniture and stand table 

To son Jacob Bradley - stand table, coffee pot. small flag bottom chair 

To granddaughter Julia Bradley - small rocking chair 

To granddaughter Phillis Julia Bradley - loom 

To daughter Ellenor and granddaughter Hester Mills - wearing apparel 

Executor: sons William and Benjamin 

Witness: L.M. Bradley, Thomas Robertson, Elisha P. Bennett, William R. Gilliss 

4 April 1876 Then came 

F: 1 54 

James Lloyd 

I April 1876 

To wife Rachel "for her kindness to me both in health and in sickness" - all my personal property 

Witness: Sarah J. Brown 

20 June 1876 Then came Ralph Lloyd and made oath that this is the will of James Lloyd 

F:155 

John Kreutzer 

no date 

To wife - property for life 

To son John A. - farm after wife's death 

To daughter Mary B. Kreutzer - that part of my property where John Phipps and Marandy Phipps now live 

Executor: wife 

Witness: John E. Phipps, George Ward, Billy H. Farlow 

29 April 1876 Then came Sarah Kreutzer 

F:157 

William Leatherbury 

6 May 1876 

To Little Zion M. E. Church - $25 to be left in the hands of Bayard Brown 

To wife Betsy - proceeds from sale of ("excepting the house which is Henry Jones's) all land consisting of 4 

acres adjoining the land of Levin Cooper and Peter Ennis, the same which 1 bought of Leonard Brown 

Executor: Bayard Brown 

Witness: Severn B. Cooper, Thomas W. English, Baynard Brown 

13 May 1876 Then came 

F:158 

Leah Tull 

1 May 1876 

To eldest son Samuel Q. Tull - 2 acres of land where on Henry Tull now lives 

To son Henry Tull - 2 acres where Henry now lives 

To granddaughter Mary E. Tull - 2 acres of land where on Henr\' Tull now lives 

To son George W. Tull - the balance of land 

Witness: S. B. Price, Levin B. Price, John D. Malone, William Dashiell 

3 June 1876 Then came 



F:159 

James Mc Jones 

5 May 1876 

To wife Mary Ann - house and lot in Quantico for widowhood. Also lot or field near Wesley Disharoon's 

house on the county road leading to Nutter's Neck my meeting house field that 1 bought at Doc. W. Taylor's 

sale 

To children Albert L. Jones, James M. Jones, Thomas R. Jones. Roberta F. Jones and Madora A. Andrews 

wife of John Andrews - the above after wife's widowhood 

Executor: wife and Albert L. Jones 

Witness; Thomas B. Moore, William H. H. Dashiell, Benjamin E. Moore 

13 June 1876 Then came 

F:160 

Maria C. Walston widow of Thomas A. Walston deceased quit ail claims made by the last will and testament 

of my husband and take my right of dower 

F:161 

Thomas A. Walston 

25 June 1876 

To wife and son George - farm called Wainwright's Hard Luck being the land left by my father; my wife to 

have her third for her life 

Executor: E. Q. Watson, E. M. Walston 

Witness: H. Laird Todd, Billy H. Holloway, John D. Perdue 

3 July 1876 Then came 

F:162 

Lovey C. C. Smith 

6 August 1873 

To grandniece Lillian Dennis - 25 cents 

To Margaret Corbin - $30 

To living brothers and sisters - remainder of estate 

"1 hereby expressly forbid Levin S. H. Smith to pay the money for which he is security for John B. Collins 

Executor: brother Levin S. H. Smith 

Witness: Ritchie Fooks, J. J. Fooks 

11 July 1876 Then came 

F:163 

Harry Stanford (free Negro man) (Somerset)* 

11 October 1853 

To Levin T. H. Irving Esq. - all estate in trust for my wife Matty during her lifetime and after her death in 

trust for him to lay off one half acre of land with the house and to hold that in trust for my daughter Mary 

Slemons slave of Albert B. Siemens when she shall become free 

To children George, James, Lydia, Caroline, Elizabeth, Emily, William - remainder of estate in trust 

Executor; Levin T. H. Irving Esq. 

Witness: A. G. Grove, Samuel A. Graham, M. Heam 

17 July 1876 Then came 



"original county - will made before the creation of Wicomico 

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F:164 

Priscilla Lankford (Somerset)* 

17 January 1862 

To daughter Mary Levinia - land on the west side of the road leading from the old mill dam to Mrs. Susan 

Insley 

To granddaughter Mary Wesley Dunn - acre on the south east corner of my land 

To son Edward Washington - residue of land 

To daughter Susan J. Jarrett wife of Jarrett - Negro woman Pat 

Executor: Esau D. Insley (if 1 die while my children are minors) 
Witness: Christopher C. Donoho, Alfra D. Mezick, Esau S. D. Insley 

28 July 1876 Then came 

F:166 

Josiah McGrath 

29 September 1873 

To wife Eleanor - land of 300 acres for widowhood 

To oldest son John William McGrath - $600 or the equivalent in land 

To children John William, daughter Celes Blanch McGrath. daughter Corsett Gilliss McGrath. daughter 

Demina F. McGrath - remainder of estate after wife's widowhood 

Executor: wife 

Witness: I. H, A Dulany, L. W. T. Carey, Henry S. Dulany 

28 July 1876 Then came 

F:168 

Ebenezer Disharoon 

1 January 1876 

To wife Charlotte - house and lot for widowhood 

To daughters Ursula C. Ennis, Margaret J. F. Whayland, Martha W. Barclay, Theodolia A. Smith - house and 

lot after wife's widowhood 

To son Ebenezer - book case and secretary, tools and tool chest 

To son Alexander C. C. - bed and furniture 

To grandchildren Mary W. Whayland, Charles L. Whayland, Sallie Whayland (children of Columbia E. 

Whayland)- $10 each 

Executor: son Ebenezer L. 

Witness: W. W. Thorington, J. Hopkins Tarr. Edward E. Davis 

13 August 1877 (sic) (may be 1876)Then came 

F:169 

Mary A. White wife of John White 

12 July 1876 

To daughter Mary V. Dashiell - home and lot on Main Street in Salisbur>' where I now live reserving for my 

daughter Hannah L. W. White a room in said house and the use of the parlor "and further reserving the use 

of the store and dwelling, which I give to my husband John White, during his life, with the condition that he 

pay to said Mary Dashiell annually a sum of money sufficient to clothe." 

To Clarence C. Waller - house and lot on Division Street in Salisbur>' occupied by John P. Owens as a store 

and dwelling and the rents to be paid to my daughter Amelia P. Waller 

To the children of William and Amelia P. Waller and the children of Charles F. and Emily G. E. Dashiell 

(being Mary E. Waller, Clarence C. Waller. Agnes D. Waller, Virginia W. Waller, Frank G. Waller, Charles 

W. Dashiell, Mary Louisa Dashiell -) proceeds from the sale of the house and lot on Church Street, 

adjoining the residence of Matthias J. Toadvine, and also the money owed by A. Frank Parsons and Levin 

Dorman 

(Cont.) 

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To children John H. White and Hannah L. W. White - money owed from the estate of Isaac Anderson 

That the furniture in my house "both useful and omamentar' be left for the use of husband and daughters 

Mary V. Dashiell and Hannah L. W. White 

Executor: husband 

Executor: Handy Fooks, John Brohawn, Samuel A. Graham 

18 August 1876 Then came 

F:171 

Joshua P. Bennett of Sharptown 

2 September 1870 

To sister Priscilla A. Bennett - the house and lot in Sharptown where I now live and rest of property 

Executor: sister 

Witness: Richard Darby, John Robinson of Eli, James Robinson of E. 

10 October 1876 Then came 

F:172 

William Laws 

6 January 1876 

To sons James and William - tract called The Promised Land which was granted to William Laws 1 May 

1851. Beginning at the original bounder marked by a stone of a tract called Bush Ridge resurveyed by Robert 

Kelly on 23 February 1796 it being also the beginning bounder of a tract called Strife surveyed by George 

Truitt on 20 January 1 794; from thence to the lands formerly belonging to George Truitt and now in the 

possession of James Adkins 

To son James - land purchased of John Kelly, 24 March 1857, and land purchased of William Freeny and 

wife, 6 September 1858 

To son William L. - land purchased of John E. H, Marshall and others to divide the estate of Henry W. Jarvis 

deceased which is described in a deed dated 12 July 1856 

To children James, William, Mary Jane Pumell, Leah Catherine Williams, and the children of my deceased 

daughter Margaret Burbage - rest and residue of estate 

Executor: sons William and James 

Witness: Handy Fooks, John J. Parsons, Charles F. Holland 

16 January 1877 Then came 

F:175 

Eliza A. Carey 

20 January 1877 

To grandson James H. Sanders - my farm of 96 acres in Trappe District 

To daughter Angeline Sanders - the farm where she now lives containing 250 acres 

Executor: Joseph S. C. Allen 

Witness: Levin B. Price, Goldsborough H. Phippin, James H. Stanford 

20 February 1877 Then came 



F:177 

James Causey 

28 January 1874 

To wife Harriett W. - all property for widowhood 

To grandson Elisha C. Parsons - half of personal property and my home a part of Security and Golden 

Quarter containing 60 acres all on the west end of my farm up to the fence near Levin Causey's store house 

on the opposite side of the road called the county road to Snow Hill at my wife's death 

To grandson George Washington Causey - the east end of my farm 

Executor: wife 

Witness: Benjamin H. Parker, L. Ernest Williams, John E. Parker 

19 April 1877 Then came 

F:178 

John Parsons 

1 January 1875 

To wife Theresa - personal property and two lots one on each side of the county road leading from the main 

county road which leads from Fruitland (formerly Forktown) to the Upper Trappe and from which road 

running to Upper Ferry 

To daughter Hester Jane Handy - the above after wife's death 

Witness: John H. Brinkley, J. H. A. Dulany 

2 May 1877 Then came 

F:180 

William H. Rider 

5 August 1876 

To children Alice B. Rider, William H. Rider, Noah H. Rider, John Rider - $2000 each 

To wife Margaret - all household and kitchen furniture 

To children William and Alice - all my books 

The following real estate be sold: 

The house lot on Main Street in Salisbury now occupied by me the same that was conveyed to me by the 

President and Directors of the Bank of Salisbury by deed dated 1 October 1842. 

The lot and building in Salisbury at the northwest corner of Main Street and Division Street, the first floor 

which is now occupied by my son Granville Rider, a part of which was conveyed to me by Noah Rider by 

deed dated 14 January 1854 and a part by deed from James Holland and wife and Samuel A. Graham dated 6 

September 1863. 

A small farm containing about 40 acres called Rayne Place and lying near Tony Tank mills. 

A lot in Salisbury adjoining the lot of William Smith containing granary and stables the same that was 

conveyed to me by deed from James M. Fooks and Benjamin Parsons dated about 9 Januar\' 1860. 

A lot on Newton Street in Camden of about 3 acres conveyed to me by deed from John Williams and Salh 

Hooper dated about 14 March 1846. 

The house and lot on the east side of Camden Street adjoining the lot of Sarah E. Dashiell wife of Levin 

Dashiell the same that was conveyed to me from Isaac H. Houston and wife by deed dated 16 February 1870. 

To children Granville, Latitia Rider, Mary E. Houston wife of Isaac H. Houston, Annie F. Jackson wife of 

Elihu Jackson, Alice Rider, William Rider, Noah Rider, John Rider - rest and residue of estate 

Executor: son Granville and son-in-law E. Jackson 

Witness: James Cannon, Henry Brewington, Amos W. Woodcock 

12 June 1877 Then came 



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F:182 

William R. Ellis 

21 April 1877 

To wife Elizabeth J. Ellis - all estate for life or widowhood and then divided as follows 

To eight children - personal estate after wife's widowhood 

To son Joseph J. - that part of my farm where he now lives that is west of the line beginning at the county 

road and runs north to the Delaware State Line 

To sons Levin W., Robert A., William M. - $100 each 

To daughters Lavinia Elizabeth, Julia Hester, and Cora Ellen Longstreet - $200 each 

To son Stephen T. Ellis - the farm on which I now live which is east of the above line 

To son Robert - a note held against him for $200 

To son Levin - a note against him for $200 

Executor: son Levin 

Witness: Adolphus Garrison, Stephen E. Ellis, Samuel E. Fortay 

13 June 1877 Then came 

F:183 

Emeline Phillips ( Somerset)* 

1 7 February 1 866 

To nephew Isaac H. A. Dulany - all property including the interest in the trust fund of my brother's estate 

Witness: Levin T. H. Irving, James H. Williams, T. W. H. Mitchell 

2 July 1877 Then came 

F:I84 

Thomas B. Smith 

7 June 1877 

To daughter Emma L. Moore wife of E. B. Moore - my piano 

That the following real estate in Salisbury be sold: 

House and lot on Division Street known as the post office property to include all the vacant ground from 

Mrs. Henrietta Parker's to the line of A. F. Parsons. 

My interest in the Seminary lot owned in partnership with Col. Samuel A. Graham and Capt. William M. 

Ruark. 

The house and lot in Georgetown presently occupied by Dodge Wailes known as the Moses Leonard 

property. 

To son Albert C. Smith - proceeds from the sale of above property if there be any after debts are paid. "He 

will have perhaps to negotiate the matter for his mother" 

To wife Margaret E. Smith - tract of 220 acres called Friends Denial Enlarged this being the land devised to 

me by my father Archibald Smith in 1824. Also the home and lot where 1 now live including the vacant lots 

on the east and west of the property. Also my interest in the farm in Rockawalking owned in partnership with 

Humphrey Humphreys, William Birckhead, and Thomas N. Roten Esq. 

Executor: wife 

Witness: J. C. Bell, J. T. Parsons, Randolph Humphreys 

10 July 1877 Then came 



F:186 

Matthias Disharoon 

I January 1877 

To grandson Winfield Scott Disharoon (son of Samuel) - $300 to remain in the hands of George Covington 

Disharoon until grandson is of age 

To granddaughters Mariah, Nancy, Clementine (daughters of my deceased son Asbury) - $100 each in the 

hands of my son George until they are of age 

To grandson Francis Asbury Hilman (son of my daughter Olivia Hilman) - $100 in the hands of son George 

To daughter Olivia Hilman - bed and furniture 

To sons W. Wesley Disharoon, Theodore F. Disharoon, George C. Disharoon, and grandson Goldsbury 

Conoly son of John H. Conoly - proceeds from sale of personal property 

Executor: son George 

Witness: Thomas B. Moore, Rachel W. Moore, Benjamin E. Moore 

10 July 1877 Then came 

F:187 

Mary W. Taylor 

4 June 1875 

To son Doctor Jefferson Z. Taylor - farm known as the Mitchell farm including woodland near the forks of 

the road leading from Quantico to Rewastico Mills the same being included in the deed from Doctor 

Jefferson Z. Taylor to me for the Mitchell farm as willed to him by his father John W. Taylor 

To daughter Virginia A. C. Bounds - note of hand 1 hold against her as principal and Rosella E. Hearn 

security for $231.49 date of 9 October 1 869 

To daughter Mary W. Crawford - note of hand against her for $135.54 dated 9 October 1869 

To children Virginia Bounds, Rosella Hearn, Mary Crawford, Jefferson Taylor - balance of personal 

property 

Executor: son-in-law Alfred J. Crawford 

Witness: Thomas B. Moore, Benjamin E. Moore, Peter Ownes 

I I September 1877 Then came 

F:189 

George Farlow of Benjamin 

1 April 1877 

To oldest son Billy Handy Farlow - in addition to that already given, two shares of the Wicomico and 

Pocomoke Railroad and that note me from a note against him of the date 21 February 1874 

To son Benjamin Warren Farlow - 1/8 of the proceeds or 1/8 household furniture 

To son George Ritchie Farlow - 1/8 of the proceeds or 1/8 household furniture 

To son Thomas Henry Farlow - my home farm and a 3 acre lot opposite my house and east of the county road 

To sons Benjamin and George - the of above if Thomas dies without issue 

To daughter Priscilla E. Melson wife of Burton Melson - 1/2 of the proceeds or 1/2 household furniture 

To daughter Amandy Jane Stephens wife of Joseph Stephens - 1/8 of the proceeds or 1/8 household furniture 

Executor: son Thomas 

Witness: Billy F. Farlow, George R. Farlow, James H. Farlow 

1 September 1877 Then came 



F:191 

Rachel Phillips wife of Urias Phillips 

17 May 1876 

To daughter Rachel Ellen Phillips - bed and furniture, black mare 

To daughter Ida Phillips - bed and furniture 

To son Christopher Phillips - bed and furniture, black horse, two wheeled buggy, wane cart, yoke of oxen 

To son George Phillips - bed and furniture, wane cart, yoke of oxen 

Witness: Robert C. Mitchell, Levin B. Mitchell 

18 September 1877 Then came 

F:192 

John Goslee 

7 May 1874 

To son William J. Goslee - a note against him for $100 

To daughter Sarah P. Ruark - house and lot at the creek where Old Thomas Hitch once lived containing 6 

acres between the gate and the creek landing 

To Greensbury Waller - the above if daughter dies without issue 

To daughter Ann Maria Goslee - house and lot near the shipyard on the Wicomico River 

To sons Samuel J., Jesse, John - all my right and title to farm in Somerset County purchased of George Price 

To sons Jesse H. and John H. - my home farm , also my swamp land in the Great Swamp adjoining the land 

of James Simms 

To grandchildren Mary A. Waller, Henry Waller, and Jesse Waller - the farm of 60 acres called Dorget 

where Alexander Waller resided at the time of his death 

To grandsons William Waller, Vaughan Waller, and Samuel Jones Waller - $2. each 

To the children of Samuel J. Goslee - house and lot of one acre at the shipyard adjoining daughter's land 

Executor: sons William and Jesse 

Witness: Lemuel Malone, Samuel T. Bush, William P. Bradley 

25 September 1877 Then came 

F:194 

Jacob Hayman 

7 October 1871 

To grandchildren Laura Emma Cordray, Elijah Henry Cordray children of my daughter Sally Ann Cordray - 

$100 each 

To Charles Reed Hayman son of my son Levin - "in consequence of the indebtedness of my son Levin to me 

for money advanced and paid for him during his life, I give and bequeath to Charles Reed Hayman son of my 

said son Levin the sum of one dollar" 

To children Samuel H. Hayman, Hester Heam wife of Isaac N. Hearn, Daniel H. Hayman, Benjamin F. 

Hayman, Joseph J. Hayman, and Maria J. Hayman - remainder of estate 

Executor: son Benjamin 

Witness: William E. Brewington, M. H. Tilghman, Samuel A. Graham 

13 November 1877 Then came 

F:195 

Henry Toadvine 

20Febraury 1878 

To wife Mary E. - estate for life 

To children Greensbury A. Toadvine, Louis C. Toadvine, Lillian M. Toadvine, Jinnie E. Toadvine, Ella K. 

Toadvine, Harry V. Toadvine, Lydia H. Toadvine, Ruba F, Toadvine - estate after wife's death 

Executor: wife 

Witness: George E. Wingate, Ware Winwringht, Stephen P. Toadvine 

12 March 1878 Then came 



F:I96 

Lemuel Hastings 

29 September 1874 

To wife Rachel - all real estate for life or widowhood 

To son Wilber Quigley - real estate after wife's widowhood 

To son Gillis Emory - $200 

To daughter Leah Ann - $100 

Executor: son Wilber 

Witness: Burton Culver, William Calloway, William S. Adkins 

28 May 1878 Then came 

F:198 

Whitty Leatherbury 

23 January 1878 

To wife Ann - personal estate for life 

To Elizabeth Brown and Amanda Leatherbury - estate after wife's death 

To William Birckhead - real estate in trust to be sold if need for payment of debts and the interest invested 

for Ann, Elizabeth and Amanda 

Executor: William Birckhaed 

Witness: William J. Humphreys, William L. Birckhead, W. R. Humphrey 

29 January 1878 Then came 

F:199 

George W. Nutter 

3 June 1878 

To wife Nancy - real and personal estate and right and title and interest in tract in Tyaskin District where I 

now reside 

Witness: John F. Jester, George W. Evans, Zacheus Nutter 

19 June 1878 Then came 

F:201 

James Jackson 

21 November 1877 

To grandsons Thomas Edwin Jackson and George Washington Jackson - $50 

To son Andrew Jackson (now living in Delaware) - $4 

To wife Hennrietta - interest from the investment of $500, personal estate 

To children Caroline Jackson, John Jackson, Charles Jackson, Mary Dashiell wife of George. Hannah B\rd 

wife of Asbury - wife's part after her death 

Executor: son John and daughter Caroline 

Witness; Elijah E. Nichols, George W. Nichols, Mary C. Foskey, Samuel E. Foskey 

29 June 1 878 Then came 



F:202 

Benjamin Livingston 

31 August 1868 

To son James T. - tract of 72 acres called Facuebes and tract Dunkirk of 56 acres, livestock and 10 acres 

bought of Benjamin Poilitt and all of the lumber that is prepaid to repair the house where he now lives 

To son William F. Livingston - $50 if he outlives me 

To daughter Mary Jane Merikin? - $50 and no more 

To son Peter - cow and calf and the $10 1 loaned to him 

To son John H. - the land that was sold at a trustees sale by James Hooper out of the estate of Elijah Ennis 

and deeded by James Hooper trustee to John H. Livingston and from H. Livingston to Benjamin Livingston 

being 76 acres of Facubes and another piece called Magdaiine Choice upon him paying $150 to my estate 

To my brother John Livingston - a home where 1 now live with my son James as long as they shall agree 

"if Thomas P. Price shall stay with James and his mother until he shall become of the age of twenty-one 

years and behave himself wright, then I desire that James Livingston shall give him a suit or furnish with a 

pretty good horse to begin with" 

To James and William - remainder of estate if William shall outlive me 

Executor: brother John H. and James T. 

Witness: Jehu Fooks, William P. Prier, William McGrath 

31 August 1878 Then came 

F:205 

Mary E. Darby 

5 January 1874 

To son William T. Darby - bed and furniture and $200 and no more 

To son Richard J. Darby - $100 and no more 

To daughter Sally J. Dashiell - remainder of estate 

Executor: daughter Sally and her husband Caleb R. Dashiell 

Witness: George L. H. Woolford, William Elliott, Mary C. Taylor 

10 September 1878 Then came 

F:206 

Elizabeth Humphreys 

13 March 1875 

To son Randolph Humphreys - my farm called Fairfield reserving an acre for the family burying ground and 

also tract purchased of Pumell Toadvine part of tract Castle Fine and also the schoolhouse lot purchased of 

the School Commissioners of Worcester County containing 6 acres 

To sons Lafayette Humphrey and Eugene W. Humphreys and grandson Gorden H. Toadvine - $1000 

Executor: sons Lafayette and Eugene 

Witness: William W. Gordy, W. S. Gordy, Thomas Humphreys 

"I hereby consent and agree to the within last will and testamenf ' 

signed Humphrey Humphreys 13 March 1875 

22 October 1878 Then came 



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F:208 

James Simms 

29 April 1875 

To wife Sarah - for her lifetime the farm where I now live containing two tracts of 102 acres called Adams 

Choice purchased of William Whaland except so much of said land as has been exchanged with Henry 

Banks; the county road being the line. Also household furniture 

To son Rufus Simms - farm after wife's death and the use of the farm with his mother's consent 

To daughter Martha Simms - 25 acres purchased of William F. Washburn and a home until her marriage 

To son Elisha Simms - tract purchased of James Smith of 50 acres and $100 

To daughters Emily Simms and Elen Simms - $200 in the hands of my son Rufus 

That my books or library be divided among my children 

Executor: son Rufus 

Witness: A. C. Smith, T. W. Seabrease, Thomas B. Smith 

1 January 1879 Then came 

F:210 

Milby Adkins of M. 

1 August 1873 

To wife Mary R. - all property 

Executor: James Duncan 

Witness: George H. Riggin, Peter Duncan, Ara L. Davis 

18 December 1878 Then came 

F:212 

Martha Houston 

19 July 1878 

To George W. Bell - in trust to rent and collect rents and pay them to my husband Samuel P. Houston during 

his life 

To husband Samuel - house in Camden, Salisbury where I now live and after his death, house to be sold 

To daughter Elizabeth Taylor and sons Joseph P. Houston and Samuel J. Houston - proceeds from sale of 

house 

To daughter Elanor Miller - cook stove and spinning wheel 

To son William Houston - bed and furniture and the picture of myself and husband 

To son Samuel J. Houston - one counterpane 

To the children of daughter Henrietta - $15 

To the children of daughter Mary Graham - $15 

Executor: George W. Bell 

Witness: Beachamp L. Gillis, Martha A. Gillis, Maggie H. McCallister 

10 September 1878 Then came 

F:213 

Zadok Lewis (Worcester)* 

2 March 1 866 

To wife Gatty E. Lewis - land called Harris Outlet of 60 acres on the north and south of the county road that 

leads from Adkins Mill to Pumell Causeway. Also a piece of timber which is near John Lewis and the land, 

which the timber is on. belongs to Harriett Lewis 

Witness: Edward B. Adkins, William R. Jarman, Thomas H. Truitt 

17 March 1879 Then came 



•^original counts' - will made before the creation of Wicomico 



F:215 

Elisha P. Parker 

11 March 18_6 

To wife Charlotte W. - for her lifetime, land on the north side of the county road from Salisbury to Farlows 

Cross Road marked #4 on the plat of Greenland between the lands deeded to my son Clayton C. Parker 

To daughter Henrietta Williams - $1000, carriage, choice of horse or mules, 500 pounds of pork and a home 

in the house that I now provide. Also parcel of land marked #3 plat of Greenland resurveyed by me on 28 

November 1865 near the old water hole and to the county road and to the land of Joseph Leonard 

To the children of daughter Maria Ann - land north of the county road 

Executor: son Clayton 

Witness: William J. Leonard, E. L. Wailes, W. S. Gordy 

25 Mach 1879 Then came 

F:217 

John C. Harris 

13 February 1879 

To wife Margaret H. - her thirds, my gold watch and chain 

To grandchildren Matilda and Eugene children of daughter Ellen Fowler - $200 each 

To daughter Alverda, now the wife of Ebenezer Heam, and her children - SI 

To daughters Annie Cathell wife of James E. Cathell, Kate Fowler wife of Dr. Edward Fowler, Lucretia 

Harris and Delia A. Harris, and son Kinzey J. L. Harris - residue of estate 

Executor: son -in-law James Cathell 

Wimess: F. C. Todd, Thomas F. J. Rider, William A. Trader 

8 April 1879 Then came 

F:220 
Elizabeth Wilson 

12 December 1877 

To James Wilson Lowe son of George Lowe - $1000 

To Mary Ann Lowe wife of George Lowe - $1200 

To my cousin Dr. John B. Bell of Patosi Missouri - $500 

To Miss Ellen Bounds - $500 

To Noah D. Bell - $100 in the hands of his sister Margaret E. Parsons 

To Joseph C. Bell - house and lot in Salisbury where I now live at the comer of Division Street and West 

Chestnut and at his death, the house and lot to be the property of The Old School Baptist Church, the church 

of where I am now a member 

To Hennie Wilson ("my colored woman servanf ) - kitchen furniture, all the dishes in the pantries, and all the 

eatables on hand and $30 each year for her support 

To brother William Bell of St. Joseph, Missouri - rest and residue of estate 

Executor: brother William Bell 

Witness: James E. Ellegood, Samuel S. Smith, R. D. Ellegood 

21 August 1879 Then came 



F:222 

"To the Honorable the Orphans Court of Wicomico County Maryland 

The petition ... of William Hustan, Isaac Miller, and Elleanair Miller by her next friend Isaac Miller 

repectively represents that Martha T. Huston died about the month of September 1878 bring a paper 

proporting to be her last will and testament which has been filed ... admitted to probate letters testamentary 

granted to Geo. W. Bell. These petition respectifully that said paper is not her last will and testament ... and 

ought not to be admitted ... but ought to be declaimed ... for the following reasons: 

1. Because said Martha T. Huston was not capable of a valid deed or contract at the time the paper was 

signed on account of mental 

2. Because of under influence" 
Samuel A. Graham, atty. 
Filed Dec 1878 

17 December 1878 George Bell appeared and defended the matter 
25 February 1879 will admitted for probate 



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Liber ELWl 
(Remainder of Wicomico wills for 1879) 

F:I 

14 October 1879 

Ann Maria Hayman widow of William W. Hayman renounce all claim to the bequests of my husband's last 

will and testament and elect to take my dower 

William W. Hayman 

13 January 1876 

To wife Ann Maria - her thirds in the home place and in the Twigg Lot and the Irving Lot and the Peter 

Broen tract and the Penny PoUitt tract and the tract known as the Mill. This for her life time or widowhood. 

Also half of my horse Julia and half of the carriage and third of personal property 

To Elizabeth Vincent daughter of James Vincent - half of my horse and carriage and half of the Pollitt tract 

and tract of 60 acres bought of Wesley Toadvine and after her decease to her daughter Alice 

To Nehemiah Fooks - tract Twigg Lot clear of widow's dower 

That my half interest in James Lot be sold and 50 acres of Fooks Lot 

Executor: wife and Nehemiah Fooks 

Witness: Levin M. Dashiell, Samuel Webb, Jacob Bell 

4 August 1879 Then came 

F:3 

Matilda A. Dashiell 

21 October 1878 

To daughter Mar\' C. Lowe wife of William W. - $10 

To daughter Margaret A. Dashiell - $200 

To son Orlando Dashiell - 100 acres known as Oak Hall 

Executor: son Orlando 

Witness: Joseph Bratten, Train A. Bounds. Thomas B. Taylor 

30 August 1879 Then came 

F:4 

Andrew Wilmore Anderson 

13 June 1876 

To daughter Mary Virginia Pollitt wife of Anthony - the farm, of 260 acres, where they now live formerly 

belonging to Peter Bell and the farm of 91 acres purchased of Dr. Henry Dickinson. Also my piano forte, 

cook stove, red wardrobe small mahogany table in the parlar chamberm red wash stand and toilet glass in the 

sitting room for her lifetime and with the consent of my Executor the right to sell of any portion of timber 

and the profits to go to my daughter and not her husband. Also the right and title to the fami purchased of her 

husband containing 1 17 acres and on the north side of Wicomico Creek 

To son in law Anthony - $1 

To son Perry Harrison Anderson - my home plantation of 283 acres and my part of the crop on the Dickinson 

farm during the year after my decease 

Executor: son 

Witness: George Waller, Benjamin B. Gordy, George A. Bounds 

22 October 1879 Then came 



F:6 

Samuel A. Robertson 
11 December 1878 

To son George - farm where I now live known as the River Field in Tyaskin District lying on the south side 
of a fence running from the land of Stephen Dolby toward Shiles Creek 
To son Albert - $25 
To daughter Matilda - $25 
To son Samuel - $25 
To son Edward - $25 

To wife Sarah Ann - rest of land for widowhood and then to be divided among Albert. Matilda, Samuel, 
Edward 

Executor: son Albert 

Witness: Isaac Mezick. George W. Robertson, Albert E. Messick 
June 1879 Then came 

F:7 

William H. Farrington (Somerset)* 

21 August 1863 

To wife Zenaphine - ail estate 

Witness: Levin Woolford, William W. Wise, Levin T. H. Irving 

24 November 1879 Then came 

F:9 

Thomas Parsons 

7 December 1874 

To brother Joshua Parsons - the farm of 5 'A acres where he lives known as Forest Grove. William's Security, 

and Parsons Conclusion . This in the 5"' or Parsons District and contained in a deed rom said brother and wife 

to me dated 14 September 1874. Also brindle cow, hogs (spotted and white) crop of com and fodder raised 

by him in 1874 and also plow, long shovel and all fanning utensils 

To brothers Beauchamp, John, Joshua, and Henry Parsons and sister Molly wife of James Broughton - 

proceeds from the sale of my house and lot, known as the Jacob White property and in Salisbur> near the 

mill pond of George W. Parsons 

To Priscilla White widow of William White - my silver watch 

Executor: my sincere friend William Sidney Parsons of Jehu 

Witness: James E. Cathell, Alison F. Parsons, Jehu T. Parsons 

23 June 1879 Then came 

F:IO 

George Willin 

10 November 1874 

To son John Willin - one shilling and no more 

To son George Willin - all real estate 

To son James Willin - $50 

To daughter Realia Willin - a home at my place till she can raise her children or as long as she wants to stay 

there 

To children James, George, Cadamus, Realia - balance of estate 

Executor: son George 

Witness: Cooper Evans, G. W. Robertson, J. M. Roberts 

14 August 1877 Then came 



F:12 

"To the Honorable the Orphans Court of Wicomico County Maryland, 

The petition of Cadamus Willing, John Taylor and Sarah his wife, Jesse Brumbley and Amelia Bromley his 

wife .... the said Cadamus, Sarah, and Amelia are children and heirs at law of George Willin late of said 

county deceased that a paper writing purporting to the last last will and testament of the said George Willing 

has been filed ... These petitioners alledge that said paper writing is not the last will and testament ... and 

should not be admitted for probate. 

1. Because the said instrument of writing ... was not signed by him in the presence of the witnesses who 
names are subscribed ... 

2. Because the signatures of the witnesses ... were not made in the presence of each other ... 

3. Because said paper ... was signed by said George Willin (if signed at all) while under under the undue and 
improper influence of his son George Willin" 

Sam. A Graham Atty. 

This submitted to the court 22 January 1877 and was judged insufficient to pass any title 

F:14 

Benjamin H. Parsons 

26 August 1879 

To sons Henry T., Levin A., and William and daughter Mary Francis - $1 

To daughter Ann Jane - remainder of estate 

Witness: Benjamin H. Parker, David Wooten 

29 December 1879 Then came 



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F.sniL' 27 
Julia 27 



Mar>' 
O 10 



i23 



Ameli 
Benjamin 23 
Claressa 3 
Clarissa 23. 24 
Edward 4 1 
Elijah 10. 24 
James 24, 34 
John 10 
Laban 24 
Laben 23 
Lambert 23 
Mar>' 4 1 
Milby23, 41 
Nmirod 23. 24 
Noah 23 
RH6 
Reubm 23 
Rider 23 
Stanton 23. 24 
William 24, 39 

Joseph 34 

Andrew Wilmore 44 
Columbus 27 
George Anna 7 
Henr^ 27 
Isaac 34 
Man- Ellen 7 
Perr> Harrison 44 
Sallie 7 

John 32 
Madora 32 



Miram 3 
Mar> Jane 10 

Amelia 27 
Emma Virginia 
Esther 27 
Gammaiel 21 
Granville 27 
Henr>-41 
John 27 
Leah 21 
Margaret 27 
Martha 27 
Mary 27 



Beathards 
Bell 



ClarisscN 30 
Frances 30 
Hilry30 
Isme 30 
Josiah 30 
Martha 30 
Mar>-30 
Nancv 30 
.Silas 30 

Bayly 21 
Betsy 2 1 
Elijah 21 
Emiline 21 
John W 4 
Leoni 21 
Sally 4 
Samuel B 21 
Sarah 4 
Thomas 21 

A P6 

George 41. 43 
J C 11.36 
Jacob 44 
John 42 
Joseph 42 
Noah 42 
Peter 44 
William 42 

Amanda 9 
E.T16 
Elisha9 
Elisha 8 
Elizabeth 29 
George 9 
Idy9 
James 9 
Joshua 34 
Laura 9 
Levin 9 
Martha 9 
Mary 9 
Nancy 9 
Noah 9 
Oliver 9 
Priscilla34 
Sarah Caroline 29 
William 9. 29 



Birckhaed 
Birckhead 



Willi; 



i39 



W 10 
William 7. 36 



Martha 33 



Eleanor 13 
Emory 13 
Hetty 13 
Sally 13 
Severn 13 
Bounds 

Albert 15 
Andrew 15 
Elizabeth 15 
Ellen 42 
George 15 
George A 17 
Henry 30 
Mary 15 
Rachel 15 
Train 1 5, 44 
Virginia 37 
William 15. 19 

Bradley 

AH 29 
Benjamin 31 
Elizabeth 5 
Ferdinand 5 
George 5 
Hetty 3 1 
Jacob 31 
Jeremiah 16 
Julia31 
L.M3I 
Lucien 8 
Phillis Julia 31 
PhillisWS 
Samuel 5 
Severn 5 
Vardine 5 
William 31, 38 

B ratten 

Alfred 18 
Anna 9 
Jesse 9 

Joseph 12, 15,44 
Sarah Margaret 9 
William 9 

Brereton 

James 30 

Brewington 

Alexander 25 
George 25 
Henry 35 
Hester 25 
Isaac 25 
John 12.23 
Leah 25 
Nancy 23 
Vicey 24 
William 25. 38 

Brinkley 

John 35 

Bnttingham 

Mary J 3 

Broen 

Peter 44 

Brohavvn 

John 34 



James 45 
Molly 45 



Causey 



31 

Elizabeth 39 
Leonard 31 
Mary 16 
Minus 14 
Nathaniel 16 
Sam 19 
Sarah 31 

Amelia 46 
Jesse 46 

Margaret 34 

Amelia 13 
Elijah 13 

Margaret Hester 13 
Mary Ellen 13 

Samuel 38 

Asbury 39 
Hannah 39 
Henrietta 12. 18 



Cantwell 
Carew 



John 15 

Charlotte 3 
Eliza 27. 34 
Elizabeth 3 
Henry 3 
John 3 
L. W. T. 33 
Michael 26 
Theodore 3. 8 
William Albert 3 
William H 3 

Annie 42 
George 3 
James 42, 45 

William 2 

George Washington 35 

Harriett 35 

James 21, 35 

Josiah I 

Levin 35 

Louvenia21 

Richard 21 

Sallie21 

Sarah 21 

William 21 



Conolv 



Cooper 



Christopher 

l-ranky 23 

Lovvdy 23 
Clavwell 

Robert 28 
Collier 

Eleanor 6 

George 6 

Levin 6 

William 6 
Collins 

daughter 25 

Edward 25 

Isaac 13 

John 32 

Martha 25, 28 
Concllv 

James 14 

Goldsburv 37 
John 37 ' 

George 30 
H 10 

Hiraim 10 
Lambert 8.9.15 
Levin 3 1 
Severn 3 1 
Thomas 4, 25 

Corbin 

Margaret 32 

Cordray 

Elijah 38 
Laura 38 
Sally Ann 38 

Coulbourn 

Henny 24 

Coulbourne 

Shady 17 

Cox 

Sarah 16 

Crawford 

A, J. 17 
Alfred 37 
Mary 37 
Mary E 19 
Ralph Lowe 19 



Crockett 
Crosbv 



Crouch 
Culver 



Dale 
Darby 



Mar\'27 



Burton 39 

John 1 1 

Laura 12 

Mar>'40 

Obadiah 29 

Richard 4. 12, 17,34,40 

William 4. 40 

William Thomas 12 



Aurelia 14 
Benjamin 15 
Caleb 40 
Charles 33 
Daniel 2 
Dashiell 44 
Edgar 2 
Emily 33 
Esther 29 
George 39 
Hampden 13, 14 
Henry 7 
J. M. 17 

Levin 22, 35, 44 
Levin M 20 
Levin Washington 
Lourania Priscilla 1 
Margaret 44 
Mary33. 34. 39 
Mary Ellen 1 1 
Matilda 44 
Peter 2 
Sally 40 
Wesley 2 
William 2. 1 1 

John 2 

Ara41 
Catheron 14 
Columbus 25 
Edward 33 
James 1, 9 
Jesse 7 
Pumell 30 

Man Ann 21 
Richard 27 



Ananias 2 
Benjamin 2 
CW6 
Charles 1 
Daniel 4 
Ebenezer 4 
Garrettson 2 
Henry 1, 2 
Hiram 22 
James 13, 14 
John 2 
John Westly 2 
Johnathan 2 
Johnson 2 
Lavinia2 
Levi 2 
Levin H 3 

Margaret Elizabeth '. 
Mary 2 
Mao'E. 4 
Minos 2 
Nancy 4, 2 1 
Nancy Francis 21 
Phones 1 



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Rosina 22 
Sarali 1 



Henry 44 
I 

Alexander 33 
Asbury 37 
Azariah 27 
Charlotte 33 
Clementine 37 
Ebenezer 3, 33 
George Covington 37 
James 2 1 
Joseph 7 
Mariah 37 
Matthias 37 
Nancy 37 
Robert 21 
Sally 7, 13,21,30 
Samuel 37 
Theodore F. 37 
W. Wesley 37 
Widon 22 



Dolby 



Curtis 23 
Molly 23 



John 17, 18 
Levin 10,33 



Douglass 
Downs 



Dryden 



Maria 5 

David James 16 
Elijah William 16 
Isaac 16 
Jacob 16 
Joshua Henry 16 
Leonora 16 
Mary Ellen 16 
Wanda 16 

James 4 

Robert 6 
Samuel 6 

Henry 33 
LH A33 
Isaac 36 
J H, A 35 

James3, 8, 41 
Lemuel 9 



Mary Wesley 33 



Duskey 

John 3 
Dykes 

James 7, 20 

Sarah 7 

William 7 
Ellegood 

James 26, 27. 42 

R. D42 
Ellingsvvorth 

Hugh 28 
Elliott 

James 17 

James K. 17 

Margaret 23, 24 

Mariah 17 

William 40 
Ellis 

Charles 6 

Elizabeth 36 

Henny 6 

John Henry 6 

Joseph 36 

Lavinia Elizabeth 36 

Levin 36 

Martha 6 

Pumell 6 

Robert 36 

Stephen 29, 36 

William 36 
Elsey 

Ann 3 

Esther 3 

Francis 3 

Henry 3 

Nancy 3 

Samuel 3 

Wesley 3 
English 

Alfred 4, 15 

Isaac 29 

Thomas 11,31 
Ennis 

Elijah 40 

Peter 3 1 

Ursula C 33 
Evans 

Cooper 45 

Eliza 16 

George 39 

John 7 

Margaret 5 
Eversham 

James 19 
Evvell 

Charlotte 19 
Farlow 

Benjamin 4, 37 

Benjamin Warren 37 

Billy 9, 31 

Billy F 37 

Billy Handy 37 

George 37 

George Ritchie 37 

James 4, 37 



Man' 4 
Sarah 4 
Thomas Henry 37 

WiMiam 14,45 
Zcnophine 14 



Beachamp 4 1 
James 16,22 
Martha 41 

George 13 
James 5. 8 
John 1 1 



Flemmmg 



Anna 2 1 
George 2 1 
Handy 34 
J.J 18 
James M 35 
Jehu 40 
Levem 26 
Mary 21, 25 
Nehemiah 44 
Ritchie 32 
Samuel 21 

Daniel 7 
James 7 
Mar>'39 

Mary Catherine 7 
Sally 7 
Samuel 7. 39 

Aurelia 10 
Claude 10 
Edward 10,42 
Ellen 42 
Eugene 42 
Handy 9 
Henry 10 
Kate 42 
Lucretia 10 
Matilda 42 

Elijah 14 
Joshua 23 
Mary 14 
Matilda 14 
Peter 23 
Rosa 14 
Sarah 14 
William 23, 34 



Willii 



Adolphus 36 

Alonzo 18 
Eliphlet Reed 
Elizabeth 18 
JohnH 18 
Sidney 18 
Thomas 18 



Godfrey 
Gordy 



Gray 
Grey 
Grove 



James 4 
Priscilla 



Sally 18 



Benjamin 21 

Benjamin B 44 

Elizabeth 6 

Estelle 16 

Garrettson 2 

George 17 

Gillis 12 

Jane 21 

Laura 12, 16 

Leah 12 

Leah Murray 16 

Levi 2, 28 

Margaret 28 

Martha 21 

Mary 12 

Nancy 2 1 

Samuel 12, 16, 21, ; 

W S. 42 

W.Sydney 17 

WW 7 

William 12, 16, 18 

William W I 

Ann Maria 38 
Jesse 38 
John 38 
Samuel 38 
William 38 

Emma 27 
George 27 
James Stewart 27 
Jasper 27 
John 27 
Leah 27 
Mary 41 

Samuel 7, 34, 38 
Samuel A 1,32,36 
Samuel A. 35 
Zipporah 27 

Benjamin 4, 29 
Eleanor 9 



Caroline 22 
AG 32 



Gunby 



Hastings 



Lizzie 30 

Betsy Stewart 
Michael 14 
William 14 
Winder 14 

Peter 1 1 
Winder 21 



Hester Jane 35 
Richard 10 

Caroline 10 
Marion 10 

Delia 42 
John 42 
Kinzey 42 
Lucretia 42 
Margaret 42 
William 2 

William 29 

Dorothy 19 
Gillis Emoo' 39 
Leah Ann 39 
Lemuel 39 
Rachel 39 
Susan 19 
Wilber Quigley 39 

Benjamin 38 
Caroline 20 
Charles Reed 38 
Daniel 38 
David 20 
David 20 
Elizabeth 20 
Handy 20, 22 
Jacob 38 
John 20 
Joseph 20, 38 
Levin 38 
Louisa Jane 20 
Maria 38, 44 
Matildy 26 
Milly 22 
Samuel 38 
Thomas 13 
William 44 
William W 20 

Alverda42 
Benjamin 23, 24 
Brinkley 8 
Daniel 9 

Ebenezer 23, 24, 42 
Elijah 8 
Hester 38 
Irena 8 



Hooper 



Hopkins 
Horsey 



Isaac 38 
Jane II, 12 
John 1 1 
Joseph 8 
M32 

Nancy Jane 7 
Noah'23 
Peter 8 
Robert 24 
Rosella37 
Ruth 1 1 
Sally 8 
Samuel 8 
Thomas 23, 24 
Zessy 23 

Francis Asburv 37 
Olivia 37 

John 7 
Nancy 14 
Robert 19 
Thomas 38 

Elizabeth 20 
Polly 20 

Charles 34 
James 35 

Billy 32 
Daniel 10 
Elijah 4 
Elisha3,4 
Joshua 4 
Mary 17 
Mordecai 4 

Anna 14 
E. K29 
James 40 
Sally 35 

John 15 

Charles 8, 12 
MilcahS, 12,22 

Ann 15 
Ester 15 
Esther 1 5 
Henry 15 
Isaac 35 
John 1 5 
Joseph 41 
Levin 1, 15 
Martha 41 
Mary 15,35 
Samuel 41 
Saul 15 
William41 



HufTington 



Hustan 
Huslon 
Indiana ; 
Insley 

Irving 



Azariah 4 
Bcauchamp 4 
Hi nam 4 
Joseph 4 
Louther 4 
Mahala 4 
Margaret 4 
Mary 4 
Rachel 4 
William 24 

Elijah 16 
n 

Hester 8 
James 8 
Jesse 13 
Rutah 8 

L P21 
Eugene 40 
Lafayette 40 
Thomas 1, 7 

Elizabeth 40 
F B16 

Humphrey 36, 40 
Huston 16 
R.G 14 

Randolph 36, 40 
Thomas 12. 16.28 
William 39 

William 43 

Martha 43 

Ohio 23 

Esau 33 
Susan 33 

Levin 26 

LevmT H 15.24,32,36,45 



Annie 35 
Caroline 39 
Charles 39 
Delilah 5 
Elihu 35 
George 5, 8 
George Washingt 
Hennrietta 39 
Isaac 7 
James 39 
John 39 

John Andrew 19 
Margaret 6 
Mary Jane 5 
Peter 5 
Samuel 5 
Thomas Edwin 3< 
Virginia 5 



Jackson 
James 

Jarman 
Jarrctt 
Jarvis 
Jenkins 



Jester 
Johnson 



Willii 



I 6, 7 



Jordan 
Kebberlv 



Amelia 13 
Anna Louisa 13 
James 13 
Sally Elizabeth 13 

William 41 

Susan 33 

Henry 34 

Frank 7 
Littleton 7 
Loda 10 
Sarah Jane 7 
Susan 16 

John F 39 

Ebenezer 18 
Harriet 18 
Henrietta 17 
Joshua 6. 10 
Josiah 28 
Maria Ann 17 
Noah 18 
Purnell 17 

Albert 32 
Eglantine 14 
Elizabeth 4 
G Paul 14 
George 13 
George Paul 13 
Henrietta 13 
Henry 31 
Isaac 15 
James 32 
James Mc 32 
John 2, 6, 16 
Kate 13 
Laura 13 
Margaret 6 
Mary Ann 32 
Perr> 13 
Robert 13 
Roberta 32 
Sally 4 
Samuel 14 
Samuel B 22 
Tazwell 13 
Thomas 4, 32 
Thomas Woodland 13 
Wally A. P 6 
William 4 

Conrad 1 

Isaac 12 



Kennerly 

Ker 

Kerby 
King 
Knowles 
Kreutzer 



Franklin 18 
John 18 
Kelly 34 
Kittiana 18 
Maria 18 
Mary Ellen 18 
William 18 

Julia 14 
Luther 4 



Samuel 16 
James 17 
Levin 13 
Thomas 8 



John 31 

Mary 31 

Sarah 31 
Langrall 

William 5 
Langrell 

Mary 26 

Samuel 26 

William 26 
Lank ford 

Edward Washington 33 

Mary Levinia 33 

Priscilla33 
Laws 

Charlotte 3 

Elijah 3 

Gertrude 3 

Henry 34 

James 34 

John W 3 

Noah 3 

Priscilla3 

William 34 
Layt'ield 

Abigal Fooks 14 

Ephraim 14 

Ephraim Wilson 14 

George 14 

Jane Layfield 14 

Robert 14 

Sally Deen 14 

William Quinton 14 
Layton 

Milbem 22 

Miller A 22 
Leatherbury 

Amanda 39 

Ann 39 

Whitty 39 

William 31, 39 



Livingston 



Lloyd 14 



Ellen 1 
George W 17 
Joseph 42 
Julia Estheranne 
Martha E 1 
Mary Ann 1 
Mary Jane 17 
Moses 36 
William 26. 28 
William Anna 1 

Elijah 2 
Gatty 4 1 
Harriett 4 1 
John 41 
Joshua 30 
Zadok41 



Hetty Ann 22 
Mary Adaline 22 
Mina22 

Nancy Emeline 22 
Thomas 22 
1 

Benjamin 40 
James 40 
John 18.20,40 
Matilda 20 
Peter 18.40 
William 40 

James 3 1 
Mary 16 
Mitchell 16 
Rachel 31 
Ralph 31 
William 16 
t 
Cora Ellen 36 

George 1 1, 27, 42 
George Anna 1 1 
James Wilson 42 
Jas. W 1 1 
John 1 1 
Lydia 1 1 
Mary 19,44 
Mary Ann 42 
Ralph 19 
Sarah 19 
Thomas 19 
WW 22 
Whitefield 1 1 
William 44 

John 27 

Hester 16 

Lemuel 7, 12,30,38 
Levin 30 

Matilda Elizabeth 26 
Simon 25 



Marsha 
Marster 
Masscv 



McCalhst 
McDaniel 



Meek 
Melson 



Mcrikin 
Mezick 



Milbom 
Miller 



Ida 28 
James 28 
John 28 
Lemuel 28 
Rachel 28 
Sallie28 
William 28 
;r 
Maggie 41 

Elizabeth 6 
John 6 

Ccles Blanch 33 
Corsett Gilliss 33 
Demina F 33 
Eleanor 33 
John William 33 
Josiah 26, 33 
Polly 22 
William 40 

Priscilla24 

Hannah 23 
John 23 
Melson 37 
Priscilla37 



AlfraD. 33 
G. W 18 
Isaac 29, 45 
Newton 1 5 



Elanor 41 
Elleanair 43 
Isaac 43 

Amelia 28 
Betsy 23 
David 23, 24 
Edward 28 
George 9 
Henry 8 
Hester 31 
Jacob 14,25 
Jehu 25 
Lemuel 9 
Mary 9 
Monelus 31 



Sally 23 
.Stephen 9 
Susan 23 

Levin 38 
Robert 38 
T, W H 27, 36 

Benjamin 32, 37 
Delvia (Delia) 15 
E B36 
Elizabeth 21 
Emma 36 
George 17 
George M 18 
Margaret 10 
Rachel 19,37 
Rachel W. 19 
Thomas 19,32,37 
Thomas B 18 
Vincent 21 

Clara 30 
Clara Estelle 30 
Elijah W 3 
Jacob 26 
James 26 
John 26 
Levin 26 
Louis 30 
Sally 26 
Samuel 26 
Theodore 3 
Thomas 26 
William 26 

Ellenor0 3l 

Amanda 26 
Anne 26 
Bob 30 
Charles 20 
Edward 20 
Elijah 30 
Emiline 20 
George 20 
Jacob 23 
Jane 20, 26 
Kitty 30 
Martha 23 
Nancy 30 
Pat 33 
Peter 20 
Rhody 23 
Sam 23 
Saul 30 
Stephen 5 

Perry 4. 19 



Olliphan 

Owens 

Ownes 

PPrice 

Packard 

Parker 



Parkes 
Parks 



Parmer 
Parsons 



Elijah 39 



Mar>' 14 

George 39 
Nancy 39 
Philiis21 
Zacheus 39 

William 8 

John 33 

Peter 37 



Charles 13 

Benjamin 26, 35 
Benjamin H 46 
Betsy 26 
Charlotte 42 
Clayton 42 
ElishaP. 42 
Elizabeth Heam 26 
Hannah 23 
Henrietta 36 
John 26, 35 
Joseph M 21 
Maria Ann 42 
S Q13 
Samuel W 26 
William 23 

J 12 

Hannah 5 
Jesse 5 

Job Thomas 7 
Johns 
Lidia 5 
Thomas 26 

Joseph 10 

A F36 
A, Frank 33 
Alison F 45 
Amelia 23 
Ann Jane 46 
Ann Mariah 4 
Beauchamp 45 
Benjamin 23-25, 35, ' 
Charlotte 18 
Daniel J 4 
Ebenezer 23 
Elijah 23 
Elisha35 
Elizabeth 4 
Esther 27 
George 27, 45 



Paton 
Patt\' 



Perry 
Phillips 



Phippin 
Phipps 
Pinkett 



George W 4 

Hannah J 4 

Henry 46 

123 

J. T36 

Jehu 45 

John 34, 35, 45 

Jonathan 23 

Joshua 45 

Joshua J. 4 

Lemor 4 

Levin 24, 46 

Martha 23, 25 

Mary Francis 46 

Milton 24, 27 

Parsons 25 

Rufus 23 

Samuel 18,25 

Sarah 3 

Theodore 1 1 

Theresa 35 

Thomas 45 

William 46 

William Sidney 27, 45 

Emmy 26 

John 28 
Mary 28 

Hannah 4 
John 32 
Lambert 4 
Mary E 6 

George 28 

Christopher 38 
Emeline 36 
George 38 
Ida 38 
Isabella 5 
Jacob 17 
James 2, 12 
Rachel 38 
Rachel Ellen 38 
S.A. 6 
Unas 38 

Goldsborough 34 
H34 

John 3 1 
Marandy 3 1 

Charlotte I 
Elijah 1 
Johnl 
Milly 1 
Sally 1 

William 13 



PUSCN 

Raill 
Ram 



Mar> 21 

Amandy 26 
Anthony 44 
Benjamin 40 
Eleanor 20 
Frost 18 
Isaac IS 
Jane 26 
Joshua 17 
Lewis 20 
Mariah 18 
Mary A 17 
Mary Virginia 44 
Milkey 18 
Penny 44 
Stephen 18 
Sue 18 
William 17 

Henry D 22 

George 38 
Levin 25. 27 

William 40 

Mary Jane 34 
Robert 7 

Henry 13 

John 1 5 

Bassitt 2 
Henry 2 
John 2 
Julia 2 
Lamber 2 
Rachel 2 

Eliza 28 
Maria 28 

Albert 15 
Ernest 15 
George 2, 6, 15 
John 15 
Louisa 15 



Richardson 



Eleanor 10 

Alice 35 
Granville 35 
John 35 
Margaret 35 
Noah 35 
Thomas T J 25 
William 35 



Riggin 

George 4 1 
Harriet 20 
Jane 20 
John 22 
Major 16 
William II 
Robbins 

Mary Jane 22 
Robertson 

Albert 45 
Edward 45 
Eleanor 15 
G 45 
George 45 
Hester 29 
John 18 
Mary 29 
Matilda 45 
Oscar 29 
Priscilla29 
Rilon 29 
Rufus 29 
Samuel 15.45 
Sarah Ann 45 
Thomas 31 
Washington 29 

Robinson 

Eli 10. 34 
Elizabeth 10 
Henr>' 26 
Isabella 16 
James 10, 16.34 
John 10, 26, 34 
Joseph 16 
Thomas 1 1 

Rollins 

Martha 10 

Roten 

Thomas 36 

Rounds 

A. J^ 24 
Leah Famey 2 1 
Margaret 21 
Sophia E 21 

Ruark 

Sarah 38 
William 36 

Russel 

Elizabeth 29 

Russell 

Hetty 16 

STruilt 

Elisha4 

Sanders 

Angel me 34 
James 34 

Scarborough 

Johns 

Seabraze 

TW 6 

Seabrease 

T W 15.41 



57 



Sheppard 



John 1 



Smyth 



Benjamjn Jackson 29 
Christopher 29 
Daniel 22 
Eleanor 29 
Ellen 7 
Henny 6 
Hester 18 
Isaac 18 
James 18 
James Madison 7 
Levin 18 
Margaret 18 
Napoleon 29 
Sylvester Stewart 29 
Thomas 29 
William 3, 29 

Elen41 
Ehsha 19.41 
Emily 41 
James 38, 41 
Jesse 6 
Martha 4 1 
Rufus41 
Sarah 41 

William 14 

Albert 30, 32 
Bettie Moms 30 
Francis 30 
John 30 
John Brown 30 
Mary 30 

A,C41 

Albert 36 

Archibald 36 

Betsy 23 

Clara A. 18 

James 41 

John 21 

Levin 32 

Lovey C. C 32 

Margaret 36 

Samuel 10 

Samuel S 42 

Sarah 10 

T A21 

Theodolia33 

Thomas 8, 11, 14,21,36,41 

William 18,35 

Henry 1 1 

William 3 

George 32 
Hany32 
James 27, 32, 34 
Matty 32 
William 32 



Stephens 



Sturgis 



Taylor 



Thorington 
Tilghman 



Robert 4 

Amandy Jane 37 
James 13 
Joseph 37 
Richard 25, 29 
Susan 29 
Thomas 29 

Charles 18 
Julia 3 
Mary 18 
Thos 3 

William 16 

J- Hopkins 6, 33 

Algernon Sidney 28 
Andrew 28 
Cadmus 28 
Elisha9 

Elizabeth 28, 41 
Emiline 28 
George Handy 28 
Henry 9 
Hester 9 
Ichabod 28 
Jefterson Z 37 
John 21, 46 
Laura 2 1 
Lee 28 
Letictia9 
Mary9, 37, 40 
Orlando 28 
Sanford 2 1 
Sarah 46 

Thomas 5, 9, 15, 16, 19 
n 
WW 33 

M H 38 
Martha 21 
William B. 20 

Alexander 10 
Easther 22 
Elijah 22 
Ella 38 
Esther 22 
Gorden 40 
Greensbury 38 
Harry 38 
Henry 22, 38 
James 22 
Jinnie 38 
John 22 
Lillian 38 
Louis 38 
Lucreatia 10 
Lydia 38 
Mary 38 



Turpin 



Matthias 10, 12,33 
Priscilla22 
Pumell 12,40 
Ruba38 

Stephen 7, 22. 38 
Wesley 22, 44 
William Anna 12 
Willie 21 

F C28,42 

George 12, 29 

George W 7 

H. Laird 15,25,28,32 

Mary 12 

Michail 12 

Sarah 29 

Elizabeth 28 
Ida 28 

Jennie M. C, 28 
John 28 
R W S 28 
Robert 28 
William A 42 

Elijah 4 
George 34 
Isaac 1 1 
John 17 
Leurane 3 
Levicia4 
Lursia 4 
Mary 4 
Matthias 1 1 
Narcissa 1 
Peter 1 1 
Rosena 4 
Rufus 13 
Ruftis K 20 
Thomas 41 
Truitt 1 
Williams. 11 

George 3 1 
Henry 31 
Leah 31 
Mary 31 
Samuel 3 1 



Vance 
Venable 



Wall 
Waller 



A. F. 12 
Amelia 23 
John 5, 12.27 



Ellamaude 14 
Johns, 19 
Thomas 14, 19 

Vashta 10 

Robert 8 
Sarah Jane 10 
Thomas 10 
William 19 



Walton 
Ward 



Rosanna 1 5 

James 6 

Alberta Maloney 29 
David 6 
Elizabeth 44 
Harvey 6 
James 6, 20, 44 

Dodge 36 
E17 
EL 42 
EL 6 

William 29 
ght 
George 5 
Jesse 5, 6 

Nancy 1 1 

Agnes 33 
Alexander 38 
Amelia 33 
Clarence 33 
E M9 
Frank 33 

George 12, 23, 44 
Greensbury 38 
Handy Irving 19 
Henry 38 
Jesse 19 
Joseph 28 
Mary 33, 38 
Prissy 12 
Robert 23 
Vaughan 38 
Virginia 33 
William 33, 38 

Mary Ann 22 
Westley 22 

E. M. 32 
E.g. 32 
George 3, 32 
Maria 32 
Sally 23 
Thomas 4. 32 

George 5 
Robert 6 



Levin 22 

Caroline 25 
Cyrus 23, 25 
George 4. 3 1 
Harney 25 
Martha 23 
Martha Ellen ; 
Mar\ Jane 4 



59 



Wealtherly 
N 
Weatherly 



Elizabeth 8 

Mary 8 
Samuel 8 



George 45 
James 45 
John 45 
Realia45 

Cadamus 46 
James A, J 3 
James R. 3 
Matthias 5 



Priscilla Ann 4 
William 4 



James 28 
i 
Charles 33 
Columbia 33 
Margaret 33 
Mary 33 
Sallie33 

Ebenezer 8 
Edward 3 
Elizabeth 2, 7 
George H 15 
Hannah 33, 34 
Henry 5 
Jacob 45 
John 26, 33, 34 
Laura 15 
Mary 33 
Noah 28 
Priscilla 45 
Samuel 5 
Spicer 7 
William 45 



Elizabeth 42 

George 15 

Hennie 42 

Thomas 29 

William 29 
Winder 

Seleh Elizabeth II 
Wingale 

George 38 
Winright 

Ware 2 
Winvvringht 

" Ware 38 
Wise 

William 14 
Woodcock 

Amos 35 
Woolford 

George 6. 15,27,40 

Levin 45 
Wooten 

David 46 
Wright 

Clement 12 

Isaac 12 



Annis 1 
Edward H 2 
Emory 20 
Henrietta 1 7, 42 
Herbert 30 
Hester 30 
James 36 
James F 17 
James F. 1 
John 35 
L. Ernest 35 
Laura 28 
Leah 1 

Leah Catherine 34 
Luther 28 
Margaret 20 
Mary 30 
Milly 1 
Robert 30 
Sally Ann 20 
Samuel 14,20 
Thomas 17 
Thomas H 1, 17 



Index to tracts and place names 
Acworth's Old Age 17 
Adams Choice 41 
AdkinsMilUl 
Bam Neck 22 
Barren Creek 1 7 
Barren Neck 20 
Beaver Dam Ridge 22 
Bound's Neglect 15 
Bush Ridge 34 
Carey's Folly 26 
Castle Fine 40 
Clover Field 5 
Collins Lot 26 
Daniel Discovery 16 
Dashiell'sMill20 
Dashiell's Regulation 2 
Delmar 7 
Dispute 1 1 
DonohoMillPond9 
Dorget 38 
Double Mills 4 
Dunkirk 40 
Facuebes 40 
Fairfield 40 
Farlows Cross Road 42 
Fooks Cash 20 
Fooks Cost, 22 
Fooks Lot 44 
Forest Grove 45 
Fork-town 12,35 
Fort Neck 22 
Foys Discovery 28 
Friends Denial Enlarged 36 
Friends Discovery 16 
Fruitland 35 
Gilliss Venture 17 
Golden Quarter 21. 35 
Greenland 42 
Hard Fortune 15 
Harris Outlet 41 
Henry Last Choice 2 
Hickory Point 22 
Hog Range 26 
Holefast 26 
Hopewell 26 
Humphreys Mill 17 
Hungary Neck 1 5 
Indiana 23. 24 
Iowa 23. 24 
Irland's Eye 1 1 
Jackson Disappointment 7 
John's Lot 2 
Justice Swamp 26 
Kentucky 23 
Knights Tract 25 
Kobeasey 18 
Kobleuses 18 
Lions Den 16 
Littleton's Delight 22 
Long Acre 22 
Magdaline Choice 40 
Mill Lot 20, 22 
Missouri 42 
Mount Hope 6 



Nanticoke Point 6 

Nanticoke River 6 

Nutter's District 10 

Nutter's Neck 32 

Oak Hall 44 

Parsons Conclusion 45 

Parsons District 45 

Partners Choice 15 

Pittsville 22 

Pompey's Point 28 

Powellsville 22 

Princess Anne 13 

Promised Land 34 

Pumell Causeway 41 

Quantico 32, 37 

Rayne Place 35 

Redhill 3 

Rewastico Mills 37 

Salisbury 12, 16, 17, 20. 21, 23, 33. 35. 36. 41. 42 

45 
Security 35 
Sharptown 10. 11,34 
Shiles Creek 45 
Small Spot 8 
Snow Hill 35 
Snow Hill 21 
St, Polls Church 8 
Strife 34 

Timber Range 26 
Tony Tank 20. 35 
Tony Tank Mills 20 
Trappe District 34 
Turnstile 6 
Tw igg Lot 44 
Tyaskin 6 

Tyaskin District 29. 39. 45 
Upper Ferry 35 
Upper Ferry 25 
Upper Trappe 19, 35 
Wainwright's Hard Luck 32 
Warrington 16 
WetipquinNeck2 
White Hall 15 
White Haven 6 
Wicomico Creek 13 
Wicomico River 38 
William's Security 45 



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$ 14.00 



WICOMICO COUNTY, MARYLAND 

WILLS 

LIBER WB #1 

December 1880- 1897 



Abstracted by 

Leslie and Neil Keddie 

The Family Tree Bookshop 

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WICOMICO COUNTY, MARYLAND 

WILLS 

LIBER WB#1 

December 1880- 1897 



Abstracted by 

Leslie and Neil Keddie 

The Family Tree Bookshop 

www.familytreebookshop.com 



WICOMICO COUNTY, MARYLAND 

WILLS 

LIBER WB#1 

December 1880- 1897 

The following wills have been abstracted from the Wcimico county Register of Wills documents which can 
be found on microfilm MSA CR65 and MSA CR66 from the Maryland Hall of Records. Wicomico county was 
established in 1867 out of the Worcester and Somerset Counties. 

We have attempted to abstract as much vital information as possible in order to facilitate the researcher in 
their quest. The first date given refers to the date the will was written— the second date is that of the probate of the 
will. Following down, are the various legatees and relationship (when mentioned) to the testator. We have listed all 
bequests following the legatee's name and have done so by pulling all the information together. In many of the 
wills, the bequests are scattered about, so that our abstracts do not fully follow the exact order in which the will was 
written. We have also included the tract names and the names of individuals -where mentioned -whose property 
lay adjacent to the testator's land. 

One of the difficulties of abstracting old documents is the handwriting of the clerk. The wills contained on 
the microfilm are all clerk's copies of the original document. Thus, the clerk did copy verbatim the will as it had 
been dictated onto the original. In many cases these were written and spelled the same as the testator spoke which 
causes some problems of translation. However it is important for the researcher in some instances as it gives one a 
sense of how the testator spoke and what type of dialect he may have had. The most obvious is the spelling of some 
of the names— Heser, for "Hester" or "Sary" for "Sarah" and "Alec" for "Alice" Also 
the dialect of the shore made it common for the inhabitants to use the words "Daster" or "dater" for daughter. 
Where names or tract names or even items are indecipherable, we have placed (?) after the word in question. 

At the end of the will are the signatures of the subscribing witnesses— being those who could swear that the 
will was the acknowledged will of the testator and that he was of sound mind when the document was written. Then 
came: refers to those witnesses who appeared before the magistrates to swear of their presence and the authenticit>' 
of the will. 

Following Then came" May be another "Then came:" in which the widow appeared before the magistrates 
and either agreed to abide by the legacies and divisions of the will as written, or 

refused and instead elected to have her lawful thirds, which means she could-b\ law-take one third (her dower 
portion) of the testator's estate both in real estate and personal estate. 



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F:15 

Jacob Bell 

28 October 1867 

To wife Mariah - estate for life or widowhood 

To nephew's son Andrew Covington Pollitt - estate after wife's widowhood 

To Perry R. Pollitt, William W. Hayman and John W. Riggin - the above if Andrew Covington Pollitt dies 

without lawful heir 

Executor: Perry R. Pollitt and John W. Riggin and that they shall take care of Andrew Covington PoUin 

until he is of age 

Witness: Robert Staton, Daniel Staton, Josiah McGrath 

10 January 1880 Then came 

F:16 

William T. Smith 

12 September 1879 

To wife Margaret A. Smith - all estate 

Executor: son William G. Smith 

Witness: Samuel A. Graham, William Waller, B. F. Smith 

9 June 1880 Then came 

F;17 

Theodore Parsons 

2 January 1873 

To wife Margaret - all estate 

Executor: wife 

Witness: William Birckhead, I. Marcellus Dashiell, Samuel A. Graham 

10 June 1880 Then came 

F:18 

William L. Truitt 

24 October 1863 

To daughter Sarah Williams Wells wife of Daniel Wells - land that is south and east of the road that leads 

from the Line Meeting House to Melson's Meeting House 

To daughter Gatty Elizabeth Truitt - the home plantation including the land on the north and west of the 

above road 

To wife Elizabeth - third of property for life 

Executor: Billy F. Farlow 

Witness: Spicer M. White, Mary E. Pumell, William Foskey 

13 July 1880 Then came Spicer White and Mar\ Pumell (now Savage). William Foskey since deceased 



F:19 

James L. Smith 

31 August 1880 

To son Albert Smith - one lot or parcel of ground being a part of the tract where I now reside and beginning 

on the public road and at the comer where my line joins Albert Townsend and running south to the 

intersection of Martha Anderson's 

To son Perry - the lot or parcel of ground being a part of the tract where 1 now reside and beginning on the 

public road at the south boundary and running west 

To son Thomas - the lot or parcel of ground being a part of the tract where 1 now reside and beginning on the 

public road at the northeast comer where my land joins that of Thomas H. White 

To son William - $30 

To son Asbury - $20 

To daughter Ann Eliza wife of Robert Cooley (Cookey?) - $1 

To daughter Meary Banks wife of Thomas Banks - $5 

To daughter Leorana Townsend wife of Albert - $1 

To daughter Sarah Ellen - $5 

To wife Sarah Ann Smith - personal property and that she and my daughter Sarah shall have a home on the 

property given to my sons 

Executor: son Albert 

Witness: H. Laird Todd, Rufus Simms, I. M. Dashiell 

26 October 1880 Then came 

F:21 

Mary A. Palmore 

7 May 1874 

To my child Mary Alice Taylor - "what household stuff I have independent of my husband Peter I. Palmore 

consisting of 1 bed and fumiture and 1 bolster, 2 large pillows, I pair of sheets, 1 quilt with green border, 6 

cain chairs, 1 large rocking chair, the mahogany table in the parlor ... 6 pictures in the parlor, my family 

Bible, my tin workbox and hymn book" 

To granddaughter Mary A. Mezick - the little china cups and saucers and one of the glass cups that sits on 

the mantle 

To grandchild Elizabeth Taylor - the other glass cups and china cups 

Witness: John W. Moore, Mary C. Evans, Isabella Taylor 

I November 1880 Then came George W. Taylor who had this will in his hands 

F:22 

Henry F. Price 

7 February 1878 

To aunt Margaret Banks - remainder of estate after the following 

To uncle Henr>' W. Anderson - $300 

Executor: Margaret E. Banks 

Witness: F. M. Slemons, Henry I. W. Dinson, Jesse H. Goslee 

8 January 1881 Then came 



F:23 

William Poliitt 

26 November 1877 

To wife Mary - land on the west side of a private road leading from Lazarous Johnson's to the mills formerly 

owned by Gestavus Schumaker and joining the land belonging to Shady Colbourn at the time of her death. 

Also house and lot in the part of Salisbury called Camden adjoining the lot of Scott Brewington and 

Elizabeth Humphreys 

To son Joshua D. Poliitt -$l 

To the heirs of son Joshua - the farm where 1 now live known by the name of Hongarv Quarter being part of 

the same that I have given to my wife 

Executor: wife 

Witness: E. L. Wailes, John D. Truitt, Robert Disharoon 

22 March 1881 Then came 

F:24 

Benjamin Dennis 

17 June 1880 

To wife Mary - my cow which is now giving milk 

To son Samuel - $1 

To daughter Ellen Gale wife of Benjamin Gale - $10 

To grandson Julius Church son of my daughter Sally Church - one feather bed and furniture 

To daughter Hester Rider wife of Henry Rider - my horse Durbin 

To daughters Hester and Sally, wife of James Church - the house and lot where I now live and the balance of 

personal property except the present crop which I give to wife and son-in-law Henry Rider 

Executor: sons-in-law Henry Rider and James Church 

Witness: Thomas B. Moore, Edwin H. Hayman, A. L. Jones 

4 May 1881 Then came 

F:25 

Isaac B. Jackson 

12 February 1878 

To Elihu Jackson son of Hugh Jackson - all my silver plate 

To brother Hugh Jackson - half of the proceeds from the sale of remainder of real and personal property 

To Clayton Penuel (son of my sister Leah Hum) - fourth of the proceeds from the sale of remainder of real 

and personal property 

To Sarah Catherine Phillips wife of Jacob C. Phillips - fourth of the proceeds from the sale of remainder of 

real and personal property 

Executor: brother Hugh 

Witness: William Parsons, S. P. Parsons, John H. White 

10 May 1881 Then came 

F:26 

Anthony Brown (of Parson's District) 

25 April 1881 

To wife Louisa - all property for her lifetime or widowhood for the care of my children 

To children John W. Brown and Lucy Brown - estate after wife's widowhood 

To brother Charles Brown and my sisters Sarah White and Emma Howell - estate if both of the children die 

without issue 

Executor: wife and brother-in-law Girshom Howell 

Witness: John D. Truitt, William M. Collins, James Windsor 

20 May 1881 Then came 



F:27 

Samson Burbage 

10 December 1879 

To wife Margaret - house where I now reside during her lifetime and then the house to the children Cornelia, 

George and Eva 

To daughter Cornelia Burbage - bed and furniture 

To son George W. Burbage - bed and furniture 

To daughter Eva B. Burbage - bed and furniture 

To son Hiram - the land in the 6* Election District which begins at the bounder of Teague's Folly with the 

line that divides my land from that of Albert Bailey until it strikes the county road leading from Powellville 

to Snow Hill. This containing about 5 acres 

To sons Hiram and George - my still, kettle, worm, and brandy jug 

To grandson Arthur White - $5 

To grandson E Clyde Burbage - $5 

That remainder of property including the store house now occupied by Davis & Truitt be sold and divided 
between my children and grandson: Hiram Burbage, Martha Freeney, Laura G. Powell, Cornelia Burbage, 
George Burbage, Eva Burbage, and Hubert Parsons; but my son Hiram is to retain the share of Laura G. 
Powell in his hands as long as her husband Elisha Powell lives and if she dies before her husband; this to be 
paid to a guardian appointed for her children 
Executor: son Hiram 

Witness: Henry D. Powell, Ebenezer Dennis, William Lewis 
1 June 1881 Then came 

F:29 

Matilda Mitchell 

To children Rufus Mitchell, James H. Mitchell, Asbury Mitchell, Mary H. Downs - all monies and bed and 

furniture to each and residue of property 

To Isaac Henry Evans - the bed "on which he generally lies" and the red chest in my bedroom 

To James H. Mitchell - the five flag-bottomed chairs, a red stand and "the black steer for he saved the cow's 

life" 

To Rufus - loom, tin can with handle, the chest upstairs 

To Asbury - cupboard and the carpet in my bedroom 

To Mary - one set of stem glasses, set of cane chairs, carpet in the parlor 

Executor: son James 

Witness: Charles R. Hearn, Thomas Burton, Jonathan J. Fooks 

19 July 1881 Then came 

F:30 

Jonathan Riggin of Sharptown 

10 August 1878 

To wife Matilda - house and lot in Sharptown which is on Main Street commencing at John R. Twilley's lot 

and up Main Street to a cedar post about two-thirds the way from J. R. Twilley's to the lot of Uriah 

Gravenor. This for her widowhood 

To son William A. Riggin - land in Dorchester County and the lot in Sharptown between that willed to my 

wife and the lot of Gravenor and also $100 

To daughter Hetty Twilley - house at the death of my wife 

Executor: John R. Twilley 

Witness: John Robinson of Eli, Noah Collins, James Robinson 

27 September 1881 Then came 



F:32 

Elizabeth Malone 

19 August 1880 

To daughter Ann Maria Hayman - $300 and the bed and furniture now at her house 

To son Alexander Porter Malone - the note held against him for $100 and $100 in cash 

To Ida Belle daughter of Alexander P. and Elizabeth Malone (his former wife) - $100, sewing machine, bed 

and furniture and rocking chair. These articles are now at Alexander's house 

Executor: Alexander P. Malone 

Witness: Thomas Humphreys, Ware Wainwright, Eugene W. Humphreys 

4 October 1881 Then came 

F:33 

Huston Humphreys of Salisbury 

7 October 1872 

"1 desire my bones may rest with my kindred in the churchyard of the Presbyterian Church at Salisbury ... 

that a plain stone mark my grave inscribed only with a plain statement of my name, date of birth (which is 

August 2 1848) and the day of my death" 

To the trustees of Princeton College of New Jersey (where I was educated) - $1000 to found a scholarship to 

be called The Humphreys Scholarship and to be given to any student from Maryland best entitled to it 

To cousin John H. Handy - $1000 

To Elizabeth Bennett - $500 

To Annie Coulborn wife of John Coulbom - $500 

To nephew Walton Cathell Humphreys - my watch 

To my sister Mary F. Humphreys - the ring which I now wear 

To mother Isabella Humphreys - $1000 in her hands to ameliorate the condition of any deserving poor of the 

Town of Salisbury 

To the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church - $500 

To Thomas Humphreys and E. L. Wailes - residue of property in trust for my sister Bell H. Jones. The 

interest to be paid to on a quarterly basis 

Executor: Thomas Humphreys 

Witness: none named 

6 October 1 88 1 Then came Stephen Toadvine and Ernest Toadvine who make oath to the handwriting of 

Huston Humphreys 

F:34 

Elizabeth Humphreys, "married woman" 

8 June 1881 

To nephew George T. Dove - all property for his lifetime 

To brothers and sisters George W. Smith, Robert Thomas Smith, Mary Jane Wrightson, Biddy Bennett - the 

above after nephew's death 

Executor: brother Robert 

Witness: George W. Bell, Lillie Huston, Georgia Huston 

23 October 1881 Then came 

F:35 

Leah Peters 

23 July 1881 

To grandson William Grant Peters - house where 1 now live which is near the Colored M. E. Church one 

mile from Upper Trappe Wicomico County Maryland and residue of estate 

To daughter Leah Whitney mother of William Grant Peters - a home in the above house for her lifetime 

Witness: Levin B. Price, Lemuel Price, Nathaniel King 

17 December 1881 Then came 



F:36 

Benjamin W. Truitt 

16 October 1881 

To wife Martha W. Truitt - estate for lifetime and life insurance policy No. 6480 date 20 August 1866 from 

Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company 

To children Eleanor F. Taylor, John W. Truitt, Benjamin P. Truitt, Martha E. Truitt, Charles Truitt, Edna F. 

Truitt, and Queen L. Truitt - estate after wife's death 

Executor: wife 

Witness: George E. Wingate, Samuel T. Acworth, John W. Moore 

24 January 1882 Then came 

F:37 

Humphrey Humphreys 

15 may 1880 

To grandson Gordan Humphreys - house and lot in Salisbury where my son Eugene lives and which adjoins 

my residence. Also two houses and lots on East Camden Street bought of Noah Rider and Harry Game in 

Salisbury. Also all my interest in the Hooper Farm bought of Thomas Humphreys, trustee to sell the real 

estate of John T. Hooper. Also all my interest in the Toadvine Wharf in Salisbury bought of E. L. Toadvine, 

trustee. Also 10 acres of land bought of Sarah Hitch and Betsy Nichols. 

To son Lafayette P. Humphreys - use of the above given to his son Gordan and $2500 paid in equal amounts 

over 5 years 

To grandchildren Lucy Randolph Parsons, Theodore F. Humphreys, Eugene D. Humphreys; all children of 

my son Eugene - the office now occupied by my son Eugene and the privilege of putting it on the dwelling 

house lot at the southwest corner, east of the sycamore tree fronting on Broad Street. Also horse and carriage 

now in the possession of my son Eugene. Also dwelling house and lot 

To son Eugene - use of the property given to his children for his lifetime 

To Lucy and Randolph children of son Eugene - the Tilghman Farm in Nutters District and the surrounding 

tracts being a tract bought of D. C. Humphreys, tract bought of Elijah Coulboum, and two tracts bought of 

Henry Fooks 

To Theodore and Eugene children of son Eugene - two house and lots on the comer of Division and Isabella 

Streets bought of 1. Madison Shockley and wife and lot of ground lying along and east of the Eastern Shore 

Railroad bought at the sale of the real estate of D. C. Humphreys 

To son Randolph Humphreys and grandson Gordon H. Toadvine - that property known as the Bailey Mills 

consisting of a saw, grist, carding, and planing mills. Also tracts bought around said property being one tract 

bought of Benjamin Parsons, one tract bought of John B. Slemons, one tract of Elizabeth Robertson, one 

tract of D. Cathell Humphreys, one tract of Isabella Humphreys, and one tract of William S. Parsons and the 

assignee in bankruptcy of Cathell. Also all my interest in the property on the south side of Main Street in 

Salisbury consisting of storehouse, wharf and granary occupied by Humphreys and Tilghman. Also dwelling 

and lot occupied by Handy Fooks. Also the iron safe at my home 

To brother George W. Humphreys - $800 

To the Wicomico Presbyterian Church - $800 

To sister Mary Anne Humphreys - $140 per year for her lifetime. This made in pursuance of an agreement 

with the heirs of my brother D. C. Humphreys to contribute to her support 

1 "will and direct that the partnership now existing between myself and William B. Tilghman under the name 

of Humphreys & Tilghman shall not be dissolved by my death, but my interest remain and continue for five 

years" 

To sons Lafayette, Eugene, and Randolph and grandson Gordon - the cannon which lies at my front gate 

To nephew Thomas Humphreys - $250 and request that he act as council to to my estate 

Executor: son Randolph 

Witness: E. L. Wailes, M. H. Fooks, S. E. Gordy 

13 March 1882 Then came 



F:43 

Luther M. Williams 

4 April 1882 

To daughter Martha Jane Pollitt - 100 acres being the north part of the farm now occupied by Martha and her 

husband Lewis A. Pollitt and situated in Sussex County Delaware. Also part of a water mill joining the land 

To Lewis A. Pollitt - remainder of the above farm provided he pay to my son James and my daughter 

Elizabeth C. Connelly the sum of $370 to each with interest 

To daughter Lucy E. Ellingsworth - 80 acres joining the land of Hugh Ellingsworth the same being the land 

on the west side of a division fence beginning at the county road and running north until the line strikes the 

line of A. Sidney Taylor. This provided that a right-of-way will always be around the bridge and over the 

stream that is on the road leading to the Rockawalking M. E. Church 

To daughter Eliza C. Morris - part of tract known as the Stevens Farm containing the dwelling and lying on 

the south side of the road leading from Salisbury to Quantico 

To son Alonzo L. Williams - part of the farm on which he now lives except the part given to daughter Lucy 

To son Jay D. Williams - house and lot where I now live in Salisbury on Delaware Street 

To wife Palmyra B. Williams - the house and lot on Delaware Street for her lifetime provided that my son 

Jay D. be pennitted to enjoy a home 

"It is also my will and testament that my private securities and the proceeds of my personal estate ... shall be 

appropriated ... towards the payment of my marriage contract of tlve hundred dollars" 

Executor: son Alonzo 

Witness: W. H. Mitchell., Lambert W. Adkins, Joseph Mitchell 

23 June 1882 Then came 

F:45 

Mary Allen 

10 May 1879 

To grandchildren Raymond Allen, Lindley Allen, Verona Allen, Mary Whittington Allen - my house and lot 

where Joseph Allen now resides situated at Upper Trappe Wicomico County and bounded on the north and 

east by the mill pond, south by a small ditch at the south end of the garden which is the line dividing my two 

lots and west by the county road 

To grandchildren Grace Whittington Allen, Francis Percy Allen - my house and lot where William F. Allen 

now lives at Upper Trappe and bounded on the north by the ditch as above and on the south by the M. E. 

parsonage lot 

To son Albert James Allen - $75 

To daughter Mary Jane Williams - $50 

To daughter Margaret Priscilla Toadvine - $50 

To granddaughter Mary E. Harcum - $50 

To grandson Charles T. Dashiell - $25 

To sons Joseph Allen and William F. Allen - remainder of estate 

Executor: sons 

Witness: Levin B. Price, Levi Malone, Simion F. Malone 

25 July 1882 Then came 



F:46 

William P. Prior 

To daughter Mary E. E. Prior - bed and furniture 

That residue of personal property be divided among my seven children with the following conditions: 

That daughter Hester F. C. Prior (or Brown) pay to daughter Mary $50 out of her part 

That daughter Sarah C. Prior pay to my son George L. Prior $50 out of her part 

That Daniel Staton and William Livingston shall value and appraise my property 

Executor: James Dykes 

Witness: Daniel Staton, William Livingston, Nehemiah Fooks 

29 July 1882 Then came 

F:48 

Littleton Q. Dennis 

10 November 1871 

To sons Washington and Marcellus - my farm 

To grandson Willie - $500 when he is of age 

To wife - personal property for her lifetime 

To daughters Amanda and Cordilia - personal property after wife's death 

Witness: Edward White, I. D. White, Mephibosheth C. Webb 

1 August 1882 Then came 

F:49 

James H. Elliott 

18 July 1882 

To wife Missoui E. Elliott - my farm known as the Price Farm for her lifetime. Also $400 in cash and for her 

to collect notes of hand which she holds against me 

To son Edward Elliott - real estate in the village of White Haven which I bought of Robert F. Bratten trustee 

for Wair Winwright 

To sons E. I. Elliott, D. 1. Elliott and daughter Julia Elliott - the swamp land known as the Wilson land and 

half the farm on Witipquin Creek known as the White Farm 

To my children that my wife M. E. Elliott now has or may have by me - half the farm on Witipquin Creek 

and all the farm known as the John Dashiell Farm 

Executor: sons Edward and Daniel 

Witness: Minus Downing, Benjamin Waller, William H. Taylor 

3 August 1882 Then came 

F:50 

Jonathan W. Benson of Sharptown 

16 May 1882 

To wife Sabra Benson - estate for life 

To Thomas Twilley - after wife's death, land northeast of the tract of land called Robinson's Delight 

To William Nichols (son of Jonathan and Anne Nichols) and William R. Robinson (son of Elijah and Mary 

Robinson) - residue of real estate; "but should the above William A. Robinson refuse to stay with my wife 

and wait on her to her satisfaction then his legecy shall go to the above named William Nichols" 

To Jonathan Benson Bennett son of Ephraim and Sarah Bennett - one suit of clothes at twenty-one not to 

cost over $100 "provided he does not arrive to that age until after the death of my wife". If wife is still alive, 

then he is not to have the suit until after her death 

Executor: Thomas Twilley 

Witness: Samuel Cooper, John R. Twilley, James Robinson 

8 September 1882 Then came 



F:52 

Mariah Elliott 

13 November 1880 

To son James Henry P. Elliott - all real estate for his lifetime 

To grandchildren Isaac Edward Elliott, Lenord Washington Elliott, James Henry Elliott, William John 

Benjamin Elliott, Earnest Polk Elliott, and Anne Mariah Elen Elliott - the above land after son's death 

To sister Emma Lewis in the State of Missouri - the above land if all my grandchildren die without issue 

To the children of my sister and the children of my brother Robert Dorman - the above land after sister's 

death 

Executor: friend James Gilliss and son James 

Witness: George Bounds, William H. H. Dashiell, Benjamin E. Moore 

17 October 1882 Then came 

F:53 

Cannon Knowles of Sussex County Delaware 

26 April 1877 

To Irvin and Eliza Jane; children of my son Sylvester - a tract of 14 acres called Baker's Folly where my son 

Sylvester now lives 

To daughter Ann Elizbeth - $100 

To daughter Suny Jane - bed and furniture and a home as long as she is single 

To sons Josephus and William - the farm on which I now live containing 1 1 1 acres 

To son Giddeon - bed and furniture 

To Sylvester and July Ann - proceeds from sale of my mill 

To wife Nancy - her third of the above items 

To son James - $1 

To daughter Priscellar - land where she now lives 

To son Thomas - "the house I let him have some time ago" 

Executor: sons Elijah and Josephus 

Witness: Levin Wright, Flavins Bradley, Joseph H. Mann 

23 May 1 882 Then came 

F:55 

Lewis Pollitt 

7 December 1880 

To daughter Catherine Malone wife of Alexander - house and lot in Fruitland where I now live on condition 

that she pay $100 into my estate 

To wife Mary - use of half of the above house and kitchen as long as she lives 

To daughter Mary Toadvine - tracts called Sandy Hill and Jonathan's Luck and Facubus adjoining the lands 

of James Vincent and John Pollitt on condition that daughter Man,' pay $150 into my estate 

To son Anthony Pollett - $5 

To Marion, Eleanor wife of John Gosley, Willie, and Annie (children of son Anthony) - S50 each 

To son Lewis - balance of proceeds from the sale of the home farm called George's Purchase which begins 

on the south side of the land belonging to Wesley Cheatham 

Executor: son Lewis 

Witness: William W. Gordy, B. H. Parker, Thomas F. I. Rider 

14 November 1882 Then came 



F:57 

Daniel F. Melson 

3 August 1882 
Toson John E.- $100 

To son Pumell B. Melson - the note that I hold against him for $95 

To daughter Matilda E. Humphreys wife of John E. Humphreys - $100 

To wife Sarah - $1200 and sewing machine and other furniture 

To sons Thomas A., Samuel F., Levin M., James S. and Daniel W. - rest and residue of estate 

Thomas to pay, out of his share, $50 to Daniel and $200 to Samuel as "Thomas having received more in 

assisting him to procure an education than the rest and the said Samuel being less able to earn a livelihood 

than the rest and he and the said Daniel never having attended school except in the neighborhood of their 

home" 

Executor: son Thomas 

Witness: V. S. Gordy, W. A. Humphreys, Samuel A. Graham 

5 December 1882 Then came 

F:58 

Richard P. Darby 

21 November 1882 

To nephew John E. Darby - 1/4 of estate 

To Margaret F. Bradley wife of Levin Bradley - $100 

To Richard A. Bradley son of Levin - $100 

To my housekeeper Sarah Bennett - $50 

To William T. Darby, Richard Darby, Sally Dashiell wife of Rufus, and Sophonia K. Taylor wife of Gilliss - 

remainder of estate 

Executor: Charles F. Holland 

Witness: Joseph Bratten, Thomas B. Taylor, Isaac Kennerly 

12 December 1882 Then came 

F:59 

Josephine A. Rider 

11 October 1882 

To Anne White (colored) - $50 

To Vestry of Salisbury Parish - $100 to be use for the construction of an annex to St. Peters Church 

To daughter Mary - residue of estate except such articles of my husband's as my husband Thomas Rider may 

desire 

Executor: husband Thomas and that he and E. Stanley Toadvine be guardians for my daughter Mary 

Wimess: William Waller, A. G. Toadvine, S. P. Dennis, Mary A. Young 

26 January 1883 Then came 

F:60 

Thomas Hooper Roten 

4 September 1876 

To wife Mary Ellen - all property 

Executor: wife 

Witness: Samuel A. Graham, Henry Brewington, Samuel A. Graham Jr. 

1 February 1883 Then came 



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F:61 

Tabitha Hearn 

6 September 1878 

To nephew Elijah Hearn son of brother Joseph - all the real estate devised by my father Peter G. Hearn 

adjoining the lands owned by Elisha P. Parker, James Oliphant and others and being about 130 acres 

To the children of my brothers; Elijah, Isaac, Joseph and Peter Hearn - remainder of personal property 

To Elizabeth Parker and Joshua Dredden children of Tabitha Dredden (deceased)who was the daughter of 

my brother Isaac - their mother's share 

Executor: nephew Samuel G. Hearn 

Witness: George W. M. Cooper, Enoch G. White, Elihu Jackson 

27 February 1883 Then came 

F:62 

Henry Crawford 

11 July 1868 

To wife Margaret - house and lot in Quantico, where I now reside, purchased of Marcellus Bounds for her 

life time. Also tract near Quantico purchased of James E. Bounds and containing 27 acres 

To niece Mary E. Crawford daughter of Andrew J, - the above house and lot at my wife's death 

To nieces Mary E. daughter of A. J. Crawford and Hetty Crawford daughter of H. Crawford - the above tract 

at wife's death 

Executor: wife 

Witness: S. J. L. Keir, Levin J. Gale, John D. Bounds 

17 March 1882 Then came 

F:64 

John B. Taylor 

29 September 1879 

To daughters Sophronia Jane Taylor, Lorretta Anne Taylor, Mary Alice Taylor - dwelling and lot being part 

of tract called Gladstone Adventure beginning at the comer of the storehouse lot and then south to the comer 

of the lot now occupied by the widow of Levin Wright and then to the lot of the heirs of Ephraim Collins to 

the line of a tract called Bachelor's Follv and then north to the county road. 

To son Josephus A. Taylor - the above after the death or marriage of my daughters. Also tract called 

Gladstones Adventure and the tract called Hardship being together 190 acres. Also the small lot being a part 

of Bachelor's Follv which is described in a deed from Elijah Badley and wife to Daniel Badley dated 12 

Februar>' 1835. Also all the land in the village of Sharptown which 1 bought of William Bennett except that 

which I have already sold. Also my wharf property on the south side of the Nanticoke River composed of the 

tract called Bradley's Beginning as appears by patent. Also my land in Dorchester County on the south side 

of Indian Creek. Also my saw mill, house and lot being part of Tower Hill which adjoins the land of Isaac 

Hubbard and runs across the pond and binding on Robinson's Hill. Tower Hill and Taylor Addition . Also to 

my son all my interest in the partnership of John B. Taylor & Son. Also half interest in the schooner Jo/;/; B. 

Taylor 

To son John E. Taylor - all my Indian Town lands in Dorchester County which I purchased of William 

Howith, Mary Ann Parks and John H. Seward and the land on the north side of Indian Creek. Also 15 acres 

at Sandy Point and my schooner called Mary Alice and my share of the partnership in the firm of J. B. & J. 

E. Taylor in Dorchester County 

To daughter Sophronia - the fam: in Barren Creek District known as the Langsdale Farm 

To daughter Lorretta - land in Sharptown purchased of Jesse Badley and the tracts purchased of Elias 

Taylor's heirs now occupied by Frederick Crockett as tenant 

To daughter Mary Alice - farm called the Homestead now occupied by Goldsborough Phippin as tenant and 

the 40 acres adjoining which I purchased of I. H. English 

(Cont.) 



To daughters Sophronia Jane Taylor, Lorretta Anne Taylor, Mary Alice Taylor - that part of the Gordan 

Farm which was conveyed to me by deed from Levin T. H. Irving dated 7 October 1 869 

To daughters Rebecca Taylor and Fannie Taylor - $10 each 

Executor: son Josephus 

Witness: Levin Dorman, Lafayette P. Humphreys. John W. Crisfield 

24 April 1883 Then came 

F:66 

Rosa Wainwright 

30 April 1883 

To youngest son William - half of dwelling plantation in Tyaskin District purchased by me of William Harris 

and wife and containing 20 acres 

To second son George - residue of the above plantation 

To oldest son John, son George and son William - personal property 

Executor: Joseph Travers 

Witness: Jessie T. Denson, James W. T. Robertson, John R. Robertson 

4 May 1883 Then came 

F:68 

Ann Maria Turner 

23 April 1883 

To sons George Turner and Henry W. Turner - $5 

To daughter Hester Carroll - 1/6 of remainder of estate 

To son Charles Edwin Turner - 1/6 of remainder of estate 

To daughter Sally Jane Turner - 1/3 of remainder of estate 

To son Thomas Turner - 1/3 of remainder of estate 

Executor: Naaman P. Turner Jr. 

Witness: Levin Graham, Naaman P. Turner Sr., James Melson 

5 May 1883 Then came 

F:69 

Eleanor Shockley 

25 May 1883 

To Annie Mary Gillis daughter of the late Margaret Gillis - all estate 

Executor: Thomas B. Taylor 

Witness: George R. Lowe, Joseph A. Lowe, J. B. Armstrong 

12 June 1883 

F:7G 

Ephraim Harris Rencher 

24 April 1883 

To son William Alpheus Francis Rencher - residue of sale of personal property which is to remain in the 

hands of his guardian until son is twenty-one. Also my home plantation for which is guardian shall attend to 

the upkeep and collect the rents 

To Ruphus Franklin Dashiell Rencher - $50 it being the same money left him by his mother and 1 have 

tendered to him several times and he refused 

To brother Alpheus Rencher - son's part if son dies without issue 

To Sarah C. White - $25 

To Mary W. E. Ingersol and John R. O. Ingersol the children of John R. Ingersol - $100 

It is my desire that my brother Alpheus shall take care of my brother Reuphues 

(Cont.) 

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That "I give my son William A. F. Rencher unto Henry Pollit - his uncle - to take care of and watch over 

him" until he is of age 

That " I caution my Executor not to rent, lease, let or in any manner let Thomas Pollitt have use of any of the 

real or personal property I Have devised" 

Executor: brother Alpheus Rencher 

Witness: William Wailes, Joseph Heam, George Catlin 

12 June 1883 Then came 

F:72 

William F. Wilson 

16 August 1881 

To wife Elizabeth B. Wilson - a home where I now live for her single life. Also horse and carriage, 50 

bushels of corn, 500 pounds of pork and all household and kitchen furniture and $90 annually to be paid by 

my sons 

To son William T. Wilson - furniture at wife's death 

To son Isaac Watson Wilson - farm where he now lives known as the Huffington Farm and containing 100 

acres. Also 1/3 of my interest in the Barren Creek Mills 

To son Addison E. Wilson - the farm called Western Fields whereon Theadore T. Bailey now lives and 

containing about 170 acres and 1/3 of my interest in the Barren Creek Mills 

To son William T. Wilson - farm where I now live and land purchased of Gillis Bennett's heirs which is on 

the south side of the county road leading from the Barren Creek Mills to Salisbury and 1/3 of my interest in 

the Barren Creek Mills 

To daughter Clara C. Bounds wife of Albert M. Bounds - $1000 

Executor: Isaac Watson Wilson and Addison E. Wilson 

Witness: John T. Wilson, Lambert H. Cooper, Thomas B. Taylor 

11 August 1883 Then came 

F:74 

James P. Truitt 

14 December 1874 

To wife - her thirds 

To eldest son Lemuel E. Truitt - part of tract called Sheppard's Third Addition To Golden Valley beginning 

at a comer in the swamp between said James Truitt and Peter P. Truitt's and to run east to intersect with a 

piece of land I bought of Benjamin Sheppard and Sally his wife. Also a piece of land of my home tract on 

the south side of the road leading up to the house 

To second son Rufus Washington Truitt - farm where I now live called Turkey Ridge and Gargatha and 

Solomon's Fortune and Black Soil and containing 180 acres. Also a piece of land of three acres bought of 

Benjamin Sheppard and Sally his wife on the west side of the county road leading from Mitchell's Bridge to 

Cobbs Hill. Also my stock of bees 

To youngest son Albert James Truitt - a tract joining that of Lemuel E. Truitt on the west side of the said 

Lemuel's farm and joining the land of Jesse Bratten and running with the county road up to Rufus's land and 

called Sheppard's Addition to Golden Valley 

To daughter Mary Cathanne - $20 

To daughter Levinia Hester wife of Isaac Brittingham - $40 

To daughter Sally Ann wife of William Davis - bed and furniture and $20 

To daughter Julian Jane - bed and furniture and $20 

Executor: sons Rufus and Albert 

Witness: Lemuel S. Truitt, Jesse B. Davis, Garrettson Adkins 

4 September 1883 Then came 



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F:76 

Isreal Pullett 

8 January 1881 

To son Perry W. ("who has supported me during my infirmities") - all property with the agreement that he 

care for his sister Mary Jane during her single life 

Executor: son 

Witness: Eben Stanford, R. H. Toadvine Jr., James Stanford 

8 September 1883 Then came 

F:77 

Mary A. E. Parker 

23 July 1883 

To daughter Elizabeth Davis - 25 cents 

To son Joshua J. Parker - 25 cents 

To daughter Sarah White - 25 cents 

To son George B. Parker - 25 cents 

To son John Parker - 25 cents 

To son Edward Parker - bed and furniture 

To son Thomas J. Parker - bed and furniture 

To daughter Mary M. Parker - bed and furniture 

To son Eben Parker - residue of property 

Executor: son Eben 

Witness: Ernest N. C. Parsons, Billy H. Farlow 

6 October 1883 Then came 

F:78 

Mary D. Cannon wife of William 

23 August 1883 

To husband William - in trust for my four children, the house and lot bought of Lemuel Malone. This for the 

life time of my husband 

To children Annie, Lemuel, Lewis, and Addie Cannon - the above after husband's death 

Witness: Clarence M. Brewington, Lemuel Malone 

20 October 1883 Then came 

F:79 

Levin W. Wright 

4 February 1880 

To wife Elizabeth E. - third of real estate during her lifetime and third of personal property 

To son John A. Wright - land on the east side of the road from Riverton to the Homtown Mill and 2/3 of my 

interest in the Double Mills. Also land known as Bennett's Loss containing 15 acres and adjoins the lands of 

John B. Taylor and Joshua Bennett and others 

To son Josephus A. Wright - bed and furniture 

To the children of Joseph P. Twilley by my daughter Easther A. Twilley late of this county - $100 

To daughter Louisa H. English wife of Cornelius English - $100 

To son Levin E. Wright - land where I now live on the west side of the road from Riverton to the Homtown 

Mill third of my interest in the Double Mills 

Executor: son Levin 

Witness: Thomas B. Taylor, Joseph Brattan, Ezra Boston 

13 November 1883 Then came 



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F:80 

Sarah F. Pointer 

22 September 1879 

To Littleton Robins Tindal son of Mary Campfield - the home plantation of George P. Tindal deceased 

which is situated on the south side of Bald Cypress Branch being the same that was owned by the said 

deceased and called Discover\' 

To husband Benjamin R. Pointer - residue of estate 

Executor: husband 

Witness: Billy F. Farlow, James H. Farlow, William E. Farlow 

21 December 1883 Then came 

F:82 

Thomas Ryan 

16 January 1884 

To William Watson - $50 

To Pumell Twigg - remainder of estate 

Witness: Francis Hayman, Josiah Pollitt, William P. Morris 

4 March 1 884 Then came 

F:83 

Henry P. Lewis 

Feb last 1884 

"A few requests: I want to be buryed in our row on Peters Hill: Jane by the side of me: I want Kirt Evans to 

make my coffin: at Berlin comon plain. Sent at the same time to the Masons. I want them to burry me, have 

my apron and scarf put on me, have a black alapackir suit put on me; have my funnerell at the house. I want 

wife Gertrude Jane to hav the income of the place: as long as she remains a widow, when she marry s or dies 

I want the place sold and equally divided between my seven children namely: Larra E. Lewis, Julia J. Dennis. 

John D. H. Lewis, Riley Carrel Lewis, Jula E. Shockly, Viola P. Lewis and Corra E. Lewis. As soon as 1 am 

gone I want my tools and all that can be done without sold to apay the ispencis and live on the rest. I want 

John W. Davis to assist you - Jane in the buisnes, he is acquainted with the buisness and you will have to 

have some one to assist about the sale and getting things reddy. Let him now right away and let him keep 

informed. Tern the things to the best advantage or come as near to for you and the children. This is my prayer 

Feb last 1 884 Take particular care of the 2 young children Ola and Cora and each of you meet me in 

heaven" 

19 April 1884 Then came John W. Davis. Then came Elisha Truitt and James Duncan who were acquainted 

with the handwriting of H. P. Lewis 

F:84 

Justina Mitchell 

14 February 1884 

To husband Wesley W, Mitchell - my right, title, and interest to the farm where I now live on the road 

leading from Salisbur>' to Rockawalking 

To son Edward D. Mitchell - bed and furniture 

To son Corvosa B. Mitchell - bed and furniture 

To daughter Minnie Mitchell - bureau, wash stand 

Witness: G. H. Taylor, H. F. Pollitt. John Marcellus Dashiell 

3 May 1884 Then came 



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F:85 

Gillis Anderson 

26 Dec 1883 

To wife Martha J. Anderson - all property 

To Clemintine Anderson, the wife of my brother James - $50 

"that my wife shal out of my property cause to be put at the head and foot of my grave a pare of tombs the 

same as those at my first wife's grave" 

To William More - $100 at my wife's death 

To Archibald Fields - $100 at my wife's death 

Executor: William More(Moore) 

Witness: Daniel J, Staton, G. W. Cathell, William Cathell 

10 May 1884 Then came 

F:87 

James P. Toadvine 

22 May 1872 

To sister Elizabeth Fields - $100 

To Laura Fields daughter of Elizabeth - $400 

To Anna Fields daughter of Elizabeth - $400 

To Lafayett Fields son of Elizabeth - $400 and my watch 

To Alice Fields daughter of John Alison Fields - $400 

To Mary Young daughter of David Young $110 

To Emma Young daughter of David Young - $50 

To Katie Hammond daughter of Dr. John Hammond - $100 

To Ginnie Hammond daughter of Dr. John Hammond - $50 

To trustees of the Presbyterian Church in Salisbury - remainder of estate 

Executor: Alexander G. Toadvine 

Witness: Thomas F. J. Rider, Levin W. Dorman, William E. Brewington 

26 May 1884 Then came 

F:88 

Charlotte Parsons 

3 1 May 1 884 

To son Charles Parsons - house and lot where I now live on the east side of Poplar Avenue in Salisbury 

T son James -$100 

To daughter Emily Williams - $100 

To husband Samuel Parsons - a home in said house for his lifetime 

Executor: John D. Truitt 

Witness: S. P. Downing, Samuel Wailes, S. P. Truitt 

11 June 1884 Then came 



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F:89 

Joseph Bratten 

23 June 1884 

To wife Susan Ann - farm for her lifetime(except what is laid off for Thomas B. Taylor) 

To Linda Marian, Edith, Ann Rush, Susie Robertson, Emma Porter (my wife's children by me) - the farm 

after wife's death 

To Louisa Collier wife of Dr. Levin Collier, Robert Franklin, Joseph Gancey, Marianna (my four children by 

my former wife Elizabeth) - the Phippin's Promise land 

To the Elders of Barren Creek Springs Presbyterian Church; (Train A. Bounds, Isaac H. Houston, J. B. 

Armstrong and their successors) - the Presbyterian Church building 

To Thomas B. Taylor - deed for land on the north of Rev. John L. Straugh's farm and the farm whereon 

George Lowe now lives. This upon paying $30 per acre 

Executor: son Robert F. Bratten 

Witness: J. B. Armstrong, Thomas B. Taylor, Train Bounds 

23 Aug 1884 Then came 

Renunciation of the foregoing will by Susan A. Bratten, widow: 

24 September 1 884 

who elects "to take that proportion of the proceeds of said sale which are allowed widows of my age in such 
cases by the Circuit Court for Wicomico County, in Chancery, when real estate is sold under decrees of said 
court. My age is forty-five years having been bom on the first day of December eighteen hundred and thirty- 
eight." 

F:92 

Phillip A. Heam 

18 August 1884 

To wife Hannah - all estate for widowhood and her thirds if she marries 

To the children of my brothers and sisters - remainder of estate if wife marries 

Executor: wife 

Witness: Martha E. Messick, Samuel Graham, Thomas L. Beachamp 

10 September 1884 Then came 

F:93 

Sarah Farlow 

2 April 1867 

To daughter Mary T. Holloway (formerly wife of Joshua Holloway) - $50 and l/l l of remainder of estate 

To daughter Gatty M. Parker (widow of Joshua Parker) - $50 and l/l 1 of remainder of estate 

To daughter Mahala E. Parker (wife of Hiram D. Parker) - $50 and l/l l of remainder of estate 

To daughter Julia A. Melson (widow of Josephas Melson) - $50 and i/i i of remainder of estate 

To Samuel F. Farlow and Jonathan J. Farlow (the heirs of Benjamin B. Farlow) - l/i i of remainder of estate 

after deducting the amount for bills incurred that are chargeable against the estate of my son Benjamin 

To Billy F. Farlow - l/ll of remainder of estate 

To George R. Farlow - i/i i of remainder of estate 

To Jonathan S. Farlow - i/i i of remainder of estate 

To James H. Farlow - i/ii of remainder of estate 

To John H. Farlow - l/l I of remainder of estate 

To Hiram W. Farlow - i/i i of remainder of estate 

Executor: son Billy 

Witness: Joseph L. Staton, William Tilghman, William Downs 

6 November 1 884 Then came 



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F:94 

Margaret S. Murphy 

I March 1879 

To husband Isaac S. Murphy - house and lot in that part of Salisbury known as Camden. The said lot 

purchased from Joshua Twilley and wife 

Executor: husband 

Witness: Joshua Johnson, Robert Disharoon, Willie Ann Trader 

14 November 1 884 Then came 

F:96 

Priscilla A. Bennett of Sharptown 

II October 1883 

To William E. Bennett and Elizabeth Cooper (wife of Jonathan Cooper) - my two beds and furniture 

To Eliza Lowe (wife of James Lowe) and Priscilla Phillips (wife of Columbus Phillips) - all my china 

To Emma W. Phillips (daughter of Columbus) and Marion Bennett (son of Dr. Washington Bennett) - real 

estate and remainder of personal estate 

Executor: Jonathan P. Bennett 

Witness: James Robinson, John W. Silby, Albert W. Robinson 

28 November 1884 Then came 

F:97 

Simion Malone 

6 July 1883 

To brother Levi Malone - all estate 

Witness: W. L. Brewington, Solomon R. Corkran, Lemuel Malone, Robert E. Powell 

31 January 1885 Then came 

F:98 

William Disharoon 

5 April 1884 

To sons Samuel and William Disharoon - the farm on which 1 now live in Trappe District . Each is to have 

half as laid out by the survey of James Disharoon and John W. Smith. The survey of James Disharoon begins 

on the home line of Firtzells's Enjoyment and at the lower end of a ditch leading across the said William's 

land and runs to the road leading from William Disharoon's land to the railroad and thence to a fence 

between William Disharoon and John Disharoon. William to have the half where the dwelling is which has 

the divisional line between said Disharoon and Capt. Thomas White which was known as Caleb Disharoon's 

land and is on the side next to David Pryor. 

To wife -$100 

To daughters Sallie Ann Disharoon, Elizabeth Ellen Banks, and Martha Jane Fleming - personal estate 

Executor: sons Samuel J. and William Francis Disharoon 

Witness: Gustavus W. White, Major Phillips, David Prior 

4 February 1885 Then came Ellen Rebecca Disharoon, widow of William renounces the above will and 

relies on her right under the law 



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F:100 

Leah Weatherly "being old and feeble" 

14 May 1881 

To grandson Thomas L. Twifford son of Alfred Twifford - Vi acres where the grave yard is . Also land 

beginning at the county road at a stone ... and thence with a straight line to the Nanticoke River "but the said 

Twifford is nor to sell any part of said land to any negro" 

To daughter Easter P. Giles wife of John H. Giles - all land land on the east and south east of the land given 

to my grandson running from the 4"" bounder to the wharf Also one workshop and one corn house 

To daughters Mary E. Cooper wife of Severn B. Cooper and Charlotte Twifford wife of Alfred Twifford - 

residue of land 

To Mary E. Venables wife of Thomas W. Venables, Constant Weatherly. John Weatherly; children of my 

son Thomas - $20 each 

Witness: Train A. Bounds, Turpin R, Bradley, Thomas B. Taylor 

10 Feb 1885 Then came 

F:101 

Mary L. Shockley of the town of Salisbury; "being old and afflicted in body" 

9 June 1882 

To sister Nelly Lidnum - the house and lot where I now live for her lifetime. After her death, house is to be 

sold 

To the Old School or Primitive Baptist Church of Salisbury - $100 to be used to keep-up and repair the 

enclosure around the meeting house 

To Rosa Marion Nock - $100 to be held by her father Littleton Nock until she is of age 

To Mary Ann Parker (colored) - $100 

To Mary F. Graham daughter of daughter of Wesley W. Thorington - $100 provided she pay "to my sister 

Betsy Lidnum the sum of six dollars once in each and every year that she (the said Betsy Lidnum) may live" 

To Amelia Wilson wife of Benjamin Wilson (colored) - $50 

Executor; Rufus K. Truitt, merchant of Salisbury 

Witness: William W. Gordy, James E. Cathell, Daniel HoUoway 

Codicil to the above will 

23 June 1884 

"I hereby make null and void the 6"' item in my will ... and forever cut off Mary F. Graham from claiming 

one cent by virtue of said will" 

30 March 1885 Then came 

F:104 

Catherine M. Collins 

1 March 1883 

That personal estate be sold and used for tombstones for my grave and my mother's grave 

Executor: Henry J. Collins 

Witness: James Robinson, John W. Covington, Albert W. Robinson 

1 Apr 1885 Then came 

F:105 
Horatio Nelson 

10 May 1884 

To wife Sally Jane - all property for lifetime and after her death property to be divided among m\ children 

Executor: son Archilia F. Nelson 

Witness: W. H. Jackson, George T. Huston of William, Hugh Jackson 

5 May 1885 Then came 



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F:107 

Peter Dykes of Worcester County 

18 March 1866 

To oldest son Ebenezer Dykes - land where he now lives called Securities Addition which I bought of Henry 

Fookes and Jehew Fookes that was sold at the trustee sale 

To son James Dykes - $5 and that already given 

To son William Dykes - the home place 

To son John Dykes - the place where he now lives and the home place to be divided between him and 

William 

To daughter Ellen Dykes - $100 and half of personal estate 

To the children of my daughter Mary Ann Rook - half of personal estate 

Executor: son James 

Witness: Benjamin H. Parker, Thomas C. Morris, William H. Jones 

7 May 1885 Then came 

F:108 

Noah B. Wright 

29 December 1883 

To wife Virginia - all estate for her life time 

To nephews John P. Wright and John B. Elliott - estate after wife's death 

Executor: Thomas B. Taylor 

Witness: Train A. Bounds, Thomas J. Windsor, J, Windsor Bounds 

11 May 1885 Then came 

F:110 

Handy Fooks 

24 December 1868 

To wife Mary Ann - all estate 

Executor: wife 

Witness: William Waller, Charles H. Wood, James E. Ellegood 

27 May 1883 Then came 

F:lll 
Robert Evans 

30 September 1880 

To son William F. Evans - Lot # 1 of my real estate (this land binding on the farm of John Willing and on the 

Nanticoke River Wicomico Maryland) as laid down on the plot of the same made by William W. Evans May 

1880 

To son Robert G. Evans - Lot #2 of my real estate (this land bounded by John Turner's line) 

To son Charles S. Evans - Lot #3 of my real estate 

To son John W. Evans - $100 to be paid to him by each of my other sons within a year of my death and also 

$200 

To daughter Lucy A. A. Humphreys wife of Alpheus Humphreys - all her indebtedness to me except the sum 

of $100" 

To daughters Emily Susan Walter, Sarah Virginia Turner, Charlotte Alice Williams - personal estate 

Executor: son Robert and son-in-law Levin T. Walter 

Witness: L. W. Gunby, Joseph A, Graham, Samuel A. Graham 

1 July 1885 Then came 



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F:I17 

Elisha P. Bennett 

11 June 1885 

To nephew Elisha T. D. Bradley - $600 when he is twenty-one 

To daughter Nancy C. Gillis wife of William - the above money if nephew Elisha dies without heir and the 

farm after wife's death 

To wife Mary Jane Bennett - farm with only the privilege of cutting timber and keep-up repairs. Also horse 

and carriage and the crop of wheat 

Executor: William R. Gillis 

Witness: William Howard, Elijah Phillips, W. Frank Howard 

4 August 1885 Then came 

F:118 

Elizabeth Brown of Falls Township, Bucks County Pennsylvania 

10 October 1879 

To brother George Brown - $ 1 50 a year for his lifetime 

To Sarah Bousch daughter of my deceased niece Mary Cole - $500 

To nieces and nephews Sarah, Thomas, Caroline. Elizabeth, Anna Maria, Louisa, Emma, Sarah Jane, 

Charles, Emma (children of my brothers George and John Brown) - monies from the sale my estate in 

Tyburn Township and the proceeds from the sale of real estate in Maryland. The land in Maryland shall not 

be sold for a period often years 

Executor: cousin Joseph Brown and nephew Charles Brown 

Witness: Stacy Hepburn, John Ryan (County of Bucks) 

5 August 1884 Then came 

F:120 

John Parker 

10 December 1883 

To wife Mahala W. Parker - the farm purchased of Benjamin S. Melson for her lifetime 

To son Samuel L. Parker - the farm after wife's death 

To son Isaac T. Parker - $140 

To daughter Rebecca A. Melson wife of Ezekiel - $140 

To daughter Lavinia E. Smith wife of John T. Smith - $140 

To son John B. Parker - $25 to be paid out of the sale of personal property after the death of my wife 

Executor: son Samuel 

Witness: Benjamin W. Parker, Joseph W. Robertson, Samuel E. Foskey 

3 September 1885 Then came 

F:I21 

Winder Hastings 

2 September 1882 

To son John Sydney Hastings - that tract of where 1 now live purchased of the Commissioners to value and 

divide the estate of James Johnson and containing 314 acres. Also a tract containing 50 acres purchased of 

Theodore Johnson 

To son Jacob B. Hastings - all that part of the Jones Farm where Jacob now lives and which 1 purchased of 

Thomas Humphreys and L. Ernest Williams, trustees. Also all horses, mules, cattle, carts, and farming 

utensils 

To daughter Sarah wife of Samuel Leonard - all that part of the Jones Farm where James White now lives 

To daughter Irene wife of James Disharoon - all that property called the Jones Mills purchased of L. James 

Cathell and Thomas Humphreys, trustees 

(Cont.) 

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To daughter Julie Anne wife of John Gordy - farm in Delaware called Poor Chance 

To son Elijah - $5 

To daughter Mary wife of James White - $5 

Executor: son John and Thomas Humphreys 

Witness: Samuel H. Evans, W. E. Wailes Jr., W. A. Trader 

1 1 September 1885 Then came 

F:124 

RJioda Robinson 

18 April 1885 

To William A. Riggin - part of tract called Ireland's Eye which is in the 10* Election District 

To John H. Vincent - all sheep and my counterpane which he now uses 

That William A. Riggin "shall have me buried in a respectable manner when life shall have departed from 

me; and to erect tombstones to my grave" 

Executor: William Riggin 

Witness: Alisander M. Robertson, Thomas C, Knowles, William J. Knowles 

23 November 1885 Then came 

F:126 

Martin Ross 

9 June 1885 

To wife Sarah Virginia Ross - my real estate purchased from Mitchell Jones. Also my canoe called Sarah 

Virginia with all the masts and sails belonging 

To daughter Leah Elizabeth Ross - the above after wife's death 

Executor: wife 

Witness: Joseph E. Scott, W. C. Nutter, William J. Wailes 

24 December 1885 Then came 

F:127 

Susan Booth 

7 April 1880 

To son William M. Booth - use of house and lot beginning at the northwest comer of my land where it joins 

the land of Benjamin Parsons and William Birckhead and running down to the road and across the field 

parallel with B. Parson to Joshua McBrieby's land. This for his lifetime 

To Benjamin A. Booth son of William - $50 

To my grandchildren (heirs of Benjamin T. Booth) - the above house and lot at William's death 

To son Benjamin T. Booth - my home place 

To grandson John Thomas Booth, son of Benjamin T. - land on the north side of the county road 

Executor: son B. T. Booth 

Witness: F. C. Todd, James T. Truitt, H. S. Todd 

26 January 1886 Then came 



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F:I29 

Samuel B. Phillips of" Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware 

13 November 1882 

To son James H, Phillips - one twenty dollar gold piece. Also the farm where he and his son Samuel now live 

that I purchased of Edward Dashiell and Levin Dashiell in Wicomico County adjoining the lands of Franklin 

Wilson landlord??(unclear) of John Crocken deceased 

To Isaac and William Phillips sons of James H. Phillips - the remainder of the above land at their father's 

death 

To Samuel, Andrew Jackson, Lizzie, Ida (the other children of James) - $200 each 

To son Samuel I. Phillips - one twenty dollar gold piece. Also the farm where he now lives having a westerly 

division line drawn from the county road leading from Blackwater to Barren Creek Springs separating this 

farm from the Donoho Farm. This being in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County and adjoining the lands of 

Charles B. Elzey, Isaac Phillips and others. This for his lifetime. Also half of the mills, milk yard, and milk 

shed. This land between the grist mill and saw mill races on the west side of the dam 

To son Rufus W. Phillips - $300 per year for life to be paid by other children and grandchildren. Also one 

twenty dollar gold piece 

To the two youngest sons of son Samuel named Joseph and "Dink" - the remainder of the lands and mills at 

the death of their father 

To William, John, Laura, and Anna (the other children of Samuel) - $200 to each son and $ 1 00 the 

daughters 

To Jefferson Davis Phillips son of Samuel - farm on the south side of Donohoe Mills known as the Mitchell 

Wilson farm with its northern limits being the mill yard. This adjoining the lands of John Hughes, Ezekiel 

Hitch and others 

To James F. Phillips son of James H. - the farm known as the Jimmy Donoho Farm on the north side of the 

said mill adjoining the land of Daniel Johnson and others. This in Little Creek Hundred 

To Rebecca Phillips (she now being Rebecca Wright wife of Ebenezer A. Wright) - $500 and the bed and 

furniture that was promised her by her grandmother 

To son Marcellus B. Phillips - one twenty dollar gold piece, yoke of young oxen, timber cart, wayne cart. 

plow, also the farm where he now lives for his lifetime. Also half of the Donohoe Mills 

To James son of John T. Phillips - the above farm if Marcellus dies without issue 

To Jefferson son of Samuel and James son of James - the half of the mill if Marcellus dies without issue 

To son John T. Phillips - one twenty dollar gold piece 

To Julia A. Phillips wife of John - the farm where they now live in trust for the use of said John T. Phillips to 

furnish maintenance to him during his natural life 

To the three daughters of Julia and John - the farm at their mother's death 

To William S. Phillips son of John T. Phillips - farm bought of Noah Phillips in Wicomico adjoining the 

lands of John H. Smith, Hiram B. Cooper and others 

To Thomas R. and James T. Phillips sons of John T. Phillips - property in Sharptown 

To daughters Eleanor E. Bacon and Mary Lowe - my home farm and all the gold and silver I have deposited 

in Georgetown Bank 

To Granville Bacon (son of Samuel Bacon) and Nellie Lowe daughter of E. M. Lowe - the home farm at the 

death of Eleanor Bacon and Mary Lowe 

To Harry Bacon and L Bacon sons of Samuel - land purchased of John L. Bacon being divided from the 

land before given to Julia Phillips using the old divisional line of Thomas and Samuel Bailey. This land in 

Little Creek Hundred adjoining the lands of Charles Moore and Joseph W. Phillips 

To Samuel J. Lowe and Joseph H. Lowe sons of Ebenezer Lowe - all my Cod Creek Farm, Cod Creek Mills 

To my seven children - residue of estate 

Executor: son James and sons-in-law Samuel Bacon and Ebenezer Lowe 

Witness: William E. Thomisin, Charlie A. Heam, Thomas W. Ralph 

7 March 1886 Then came 



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F:133 

Albion R. Wright 

18 Jan 1886 

To wife Lora (Laura) - all the lands which my father Isaac K. Wright devised unto me by his last will and 

testament and all my personal property 

To sister Cornelia P. Wright - a home for her single life 

Executor: wife 

Witness: R. V. Taylor, B. S. Bradley, Thomas B. Taylor 

23 March 1886 Then came 

F:134 

Samuel Robertson 

2 April 1885 

To son Elias J. Robertson - my plantation where, the said Elias now lives, called Betsy's Gift and which I 

purchased from Revel Winder and containing 60 acres 

To oldest daughter Nancy H. Robertson - plantation called Part of Betsy's Gift 

To granddaughter Nancy E. J. Rencher - $50 

To youngest daughter Annie Rencher - plantation that I purchased from William Robertson and where 

Rebecca Robertson now lives 

Executor: son 

Witness: William Douglass, Esau Insley, William J. Wailes 

I May 1886 Then came 

F:136 

Ann Maria Mitchell of Sussex County Greenborough Hundred 

(But now visiting my brother Alexander P. Malone in Wicomico County) 
16 April 1886 

To brother Alexander Malone - $240 with interest which is included in two notes of hand held against John 
Reddish and Peter Hobbs 

To Robert Malone, Alexander Malone Jr., (the sons of my brother Alexander) - personal property 
Executor: brother 

Wimess: I. H. A. Dulany, William McGarth, Michael Carey 
4 May 1886 Then came 

F:138 

Sallie Smith 

27 August 1885 

To husband Edward J. Smith - my interest in the house and lot in Quantico District situated on the east side 

of the road leading from Spring Hill Church to Rewastico Mills. This for his lifetime 

To Thomas J. D. Bailey son of Thomas J. Bailey - the above house and lot after husband's death 

To Lovey Tull - bed and furniture for her lifetime 

To Lillie W. Fitzgerald - the above bed and furniture after Lovey's death 

Executor: friend E. Stanley Toadvine 

Witness: George W. Bell, William Graham 

II May 1886 Then came 



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F:139 

Josiah Johnson 

17 December 1885 

To niece Resiner Mezick - $100 

To niece Eliza Jane Johnson - $100 

To niece Amelia Ann Twilly - $100 

To niece Drucilla Chatum - $100 

To niece Emeline Coulbome - $400 

To Corral, Authur, and the other name not known; the children of my niece Margaret Twilly (late wife of 

Levin Twilly deceased) - $450 

To nephew Josiah Thomas Johnson - residue of estate 

Executor: nephew Josiah 

Witness: Samuel H. Fooks, C R. Jordan, Sylvanus Trader 

9 July 1886 Then came 

F:140 

Thomas Stevens 

10 February 1886 

To Annie Stevens wife of my brother Albert Stevens - all estate 
Executor: Annie Stevens 

Witness: William J. Riggin, W. S. Hastings, John H. Riggin 
7 September 1886 Then came 

F:142 

Eleanor S. Woolford 

12 July 1884 

To grandson George A. H. Woolford - house and lot in Quantico with all the furniture for his lifetime and 

then to his children. Also $500 to erect a railing around the family burying ground in the graveyard 

belonging to the Protestant Episcopal Church in Quantico 

To great-granddaughter Nellie Woolford Brady - the above house and lot if George dies without issue and to 

"my said great-granddaughter Eleanor Woolford Brady" $1000 

Executor: George Ashby Handy Woolford of Quantico 

Witness: George A. Bounds, Benjamin Moore, A. L. Jones 

3 November 1886 Then came 

F:144 

Eliza W. Fooks 

15 December 1883 

To Cornelia E. Marshall - my old bureau, washstand, feather bed, third of the spoons in the large box, small 

rocking chair and $1000 when she is of age 

To Lida B. Marshall (sister of Cornelia) - best bureau, bed, third of the spoons in the large box, small 

rocking chair, set of cane chairs, big looking glass and $1000 when she is of age 

To daughter Julia T. Marshall wife of Albert Marshall - S7 per month for her lifetime, third of the spoons in 

the large box. Also the land and premises, woods, ways and privileges of the land I bought of James Laws 

situated near Pittsville west of Leonard J. Timmonds and north of the Wicomico and Pocomoke Railroad. 

The residue of the estate at the death of her husband 

Executor: J. R. Laws and James H. Farlow 

Witness: James C. Littleton, Billy F. Farlow, William Farlow 

29 October 1886 Then came 



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F:146 

Samuel Fooks 

21 August 1886 

To sons Thomas S. Fooks and Howard H. Fooks - the farm where I now live and that they shall support my 

youngest children Julia and Elisha Fooks using the interest from the sale of personal property 

To sons Thomas, Howard, James Henry Fooks, and Elisha Fooks - proceeds from sale of land after the 

youngest are of age in the 1895 

To daughters Eliza and Julia - $100 each 

Executor: sons Thomas and Howard 

Witness: H. Laird Todd, John L. Morris, Samuel Graham 

29 January 1 897 Then came 

F:147 

William F. Washburn 

18 January 1887 

To sons Christopher Columbus Washburn and George William Washburn - real estate in Trappe Election 

District on the public road called the Ferry Road which leads from Princess Anne Road at a point near Rum 

Bridge to the Upper Ferry 

Whereas I have conveyed to son Christopher by deed dated 8 December 1884 a part of this land on the south 

side of said road, I now give to the said Christopher all the aforesaid land on the north side of Ferry Road 

and on each side of a line beginning near a bridge and running to the comer of the land sold by me to 

Ephraim Banks and that George to have the remainder of land 

To my six daughters; Louisanna Fletcher wife of William Fletcher, Sally Hayman wife of Thomas Hayman, 

Isabella Donalds wife of James Donalds of Deals Island, Americus Hayman wife of L Hayman, Mary Ann 

Crouch wife of William Crouch and "unmarried daughter" Betsey Jane Washburn - $25 each 
Executor: sons Christopher and George 
Witness: A. F. Smith, Louis Morris 
12 February 1887 Then came 

F:149 

Eliza J. W. Dashiell of Somerset County 

20 November 1884 

To son Levin J. Dashiell - my farm, where the said Levin now lives, purchased from Isaac D. Jones in 

Wicomico County 

To son Caleb R. Dashiell - $200 

To James L. Dashiell son of Oliver Dashiell - SlOO when he is of age 

To daughter Harriet E. Milboume - residue of estate after paying my doctor's bills and the note due from 

my brother James W. Hughes for $500 

Witness: J. W. Hughes, George E. White, E. F. Broughham 

28 December 1886 Then came 



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F:151 

James P. Oilplant 

10 August 1885 

To wife Mary - plantation where I now live for her widowhood or lifetime 

To daughters Mariah J. Oliphant and Sarah Oliphant - the above land after wife's death. Also the land 

bought of S Broughham lying on the west side of the county road leading from the Melson Meeting House 

to Salisbury. Also land bought of S Heam lying on the north side of said road 

To son Eupine? Oliphant - land on the north side said road purchased from Benjamin Gordy and S Heam 

To daughters Eliza E. Parker and Lauzer A. Brown - that land purchased of Henry Mills and where Benjamin 

Truitt now lives 

To daughters Hester Gordy wife of William Gordy and Caroline Gordy wife of Hansen Gordy -land where 

Spicer Gordy lived 

To son William Oliphant -$1 

To son John B, Oliphant - $50 

To son Minos W. Oliphant - $1 

That land known as the Mary Gordy Farm lying north and south of the branch be sold and divided among 

children. That land that I purchased of Spicer Gordy lying on the south side of the county road where Nathan 

Gordy lived be sold and divided among children. 

To grandson James Oilplant - $20 

To grandson Merrlon Oilplant - $20 

Executor: wife and William Oilplant 

Witness: Billy H. Farlow, Clayton C. Parker, William S. Parker 

Codicil to above will 

5 September 1885 

To daughter Adova Etta wife of Clayton Jackson - $500 

Witness: Elijah Melson, B. H. Farlow, 

10 March 1887 Then came 

F:154 

Manean Gum of Frankford Sussex County Delaware 

15 March 1886 

To wife Sarah - the land where 1 now live in Baltimore Hundred lying on the east side of Gum Mill Pond and 

on the southwest of the county road leading from Frankford to Selbyville adjoining the lands of the heirs of 

John Hickman and of Ebe Williams and containing about 10 acres and third of real estate In lieu of her 

dower. This for her lifetime 

To children Charles F. Gum, Martha Cannon wife of Luther W. Cannon, William A. Gum, Mary E. Gum 

widow of Joseph W. Hall, Francis M. Gum, Sarah J. Poole wife of Robert W. Poole, Lavinia Walter wife of 

Ebe? W. Walter, and John A. Gum - two thirds of real estate 

Executor: sons William and Francis 

Witness: Robert W. Daisey, Samuel H. Layton, Alfred B. Long 

23 March 1887 Then came 

F:156 

John Hamblln 

7 November 1884 

To wife Hester ("if she survives me") - all personal estate and all stock and all notes or debts due me. Also 

the income of my real estate for "her years after my death" for her support and maintenance of my five 

children namely John, Allen, Frances, y, and Hester Hamblin 

Executor: wife Hester 

Witness: George W. Freeny, William Sheppard, J. J. Fooks 

24 March 1887 Then came 

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F:158 

Elisha Parsons 

8 February 1886 

To Jidda Parsons widow of James Parsons (my eldest son) and her children - $25 

To son Minos H. Parsons - $200 

To son William F. Parsons - $200 

To daughter Elizabeth A. Parsons - $200 

Executor: Billy H. Farlow 

Witness: Samuel Riley, Samuel P. Parsons, John W. Wimbrow, Elijah H. Parsons 

8 April 1887 Then came 

F:159 

Hugh Jackson 

4 February 1883 

To wife Sarah Jackson - all property 

Executor: wife 

Witness: George W. Truitt, J. T. Goslee, James T. Truitt 

19 April 1887 Then came 

F:160 

Samuel White 

8 March 1887 

To son Enoch George White - that farm now occupied by Noah Parsons ("cold.") extending to the land 1 sold 

to William Brown 

To daughter Melicke (Milissa?) C. White - $200 

To son Elijah E. White - house and lot in Salisbury where 1 now live 

To granddaughter Emma daughter of son Thomas W. White - $100 when she is of age 

To daughter Melissa C. White - tract of land adjoining the lands of Elijah Heam and the land conveyed to 

son Enoch 

To son Ebenezer White - tract called Spring Hill where he now lives 

To son Howard White - $600 

To grandson James son of son James - $200 

To William Tilghman, John Tilghman, Ida Tilghman children of Noah J. Tilghman by my daughter Mary 

(deceased) - $200 each 

To my children Elijah, Enoch, Ebenezer, Milissa - all my books and the fixtures hanging on the walls 

That the vacant lot near the splinter mill in Salisbury and adjoining a lot of Ulman & Bro. And the residue of 

estate be sold and the proceeds be divided among my children and grandchildren William Tilghman, John 

Tilghman, Ida Tilghman, and James B. White 

To wife Nancy - the sum of $10 annually for life to be paid my sons Elijah and Ebenezer and $5 to be paid 

by Millissa 

Executor: son Ebenezer 

Witness: Charles F. Holland, F. M. Slemons, 

Codicil to above will 

6 April 1887 

To wife Nancy - the land and lot in Salisbury where I now live 

To son Elijah - the above after wife's death 

To granddaughter Emma daughter of Thomas White - $50 when she is of age 

Witness: John D. Truitt. F. M. Slemons 

5 May 1887 Then came 



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F:I62 

Anne Maria Freeny 

22 April 1886 

To son John Oscar Freeny - parcel of land where he now lives on the north west side of the Wicomico River 

purchased of Hugh Jackson and wife, Josephus Humphreys and wife, and William W. Johnson and wife. 

Also the use of the road as at present used by him running through the land known as the Hearn Farm and 

leading to the new county road running to Salisbury 

To daughter Maria Alice Freeny - that parcel of land known as the Hearn Farm on the north and west side of 

the Wicomico River purchased from Isaac W. Hearn and Doctor Francis Slemons 

To daughter William Anna Freeny - half of the tract of land in the Trappe District on the south side of the 

Wicomico River containing 417 acres it being the land purchased by me at the Executor's sale of my 

deceased husband's real estate. Also two houses and lots in Salisbury situated on High Street 

To grandson Walter Cathell Humphreys - the remaining half of the tract in the Trappe District during his 

lifetime 

To grandson William Morris Freeny - $600 

Executor: son John 

Witness: F. M. Slemons, Emma L. Rasch 

24 May 1887 Then came 

F:164 

George T. Carey 

25 January 1887 

To wife Elizabeth - all estate 

Executor: wife 

Witness: William J. Riggin, George Hammond, Jacob Morris 

9 August 1887 Then came 

F:166 

Mary E. Hearn wife of Benjamin 

13 October 1882 

To daughter Laura J. Brenizer - all real and personal property including the house and lot in Philadelphia 

number 512 Federal Street and my real estate in Wicomico County 

Executor: daughter 

Witness: Handy Fooks, S. P Dennis, Ella Ward 

23 August 1887 Then came 

F:167 

Stephen McKinzie 

1 March 1883 

To wife Eleanor - house and lot in Shad Point known by the name of Cherry Hill and also all household and 

kitchen furniture 

Executor: son James Polk McKinzie 

Witness: John W. White, John H. White, James T. Truitt 

22 August 1887 Then came 



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F;168 

Hetty Lewis 

7 March 1884 

To granddaughter Sarah Lewis - bed and bedstead, pair of sheets, quilts and counterpane 

To granddaughter Hetty Palmer - $5 

To grandsons Isaac Lewis and Hiram James Johnson Lewis - $5 each 

To granddaughters Lewis and Anna Bell Lewis - $5 each 

To grandchildren Thomas J. Lewis, Charissa Lewis, William H. Lewis, King Lewis, Jacob Reed Lewis - $5 

To son Hiram Lewis - remainder of property 

Executor: son Hiram 

Witness: Henry Powell, William T. Truitt, Charles Collins 

27 September 1887 Then came 

F:169 

James Toadvine 

17 September 1887 

To wife Rachel - all estate for lifetime 

To sons Elijah and Joseph Toadvine - home farm of 100 acres 

To sons Alfred, Theodore, and William Toadvine - remainder of real estate 

Executor: son Alfred 

Witness: William J. Riggin, Peter J. B. Hobbs, Elifaha McGrath 

9 November 1887 Then came 

F:170 

Henry Fooks 

3 August 1887 

To son Levin - having heretofore made provision for my son Levin Fooks, I give and bequeath personal 

property only consisting of bed and furniture and grey horse called Bird, six silver spoons 

To children Merrill H. Fooks, Emily Gordy, Martha Perdue wife of John D. Perdue. Oliva Trader wife of J. 

H. Trader - remainder of property 

Executor: son Merrill 

Witness: James E. EUegood, Daniel J. HoUoway 

18 January 1888 Then came 

F:171 

Mary Pryor 

30 December 1886 

To sister Elizabeth E. King - my right and title to tract called Laban's Discovery 

To Alexander King son of Elizabeth - the above land at the death of Elizabeth 

Witness: E. A, Denson, H. S. W. Denson, J. M. Whayland 

7 February 1888 Then came 



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F:I72 

Eliza Pollin 

15 October 1884 

To husband Ephraim Pollitt - all property for his lifetime 

To children Mary Vandyke wife of Stephen Vandyke, Martha Pollitt, James Pollitt, George Pollitt, Julia A. 

Baily wife of John Baily - property at husband's death 

Executor: Charles F. Holland 

Witness: James Venables, W. J. Todd 

7 February 1 888 Then came 

Codicil to above will 

15 June 1885 

To children George Pollitt, Martha, and Julia Baily - my interest in house and lot in Salisbury which was 

conveyed to me and Ephraim Pollitt by deed from Jehu (John?) Parsons 

Witness: John Coulbome, Charles Holland 

7 February 1888 Then came Charles F. Holland ... witness to the foregoing codicil to the last will and 
testament of "'Eliza Fooks" (note: the codicil is presented as: " / Eliza Pollitt " j 

F;174 

Lorretta A. Taylor 

26 September 1887 

To sister Sophromin J. Taylor and brother John Taylor - all real estate 

To the Vestry of Spring Hill Church - $ 1 00 

To the Trustees of the Methodist-Protestant Church at Riverton - $100 

To John Winfield Bradley son of Benjamin Bradley - my gold watch that belonged to Josephus A. Taylor 

Executor: brother 

Witness: Isaac S. Bennett, Thomas B. Taylor, James H. Huston 

8 March 1888 Then came 

F:175 

Amelia A. Turner 

23 January 1888 

To Lous E. Brown - my interest in the lot in Camden, Salisbury adjoining the house and lot of Isaac Murph\ 

To S J. Brown - my log cabin quilt and china 

To Mary Ellen Crockett - shell quilt and shell box 

To Isaac Brown - best leather trunk 

To Mary Brown - my wine basket 

Executor: Lous E. Brown 

Witness: Ida Gilbert, Isaac H. A. Dulany 

21 February 1888 Then came 

F:177 

Sarah Mc. B. Jackson 

15 October 1887 

That suitable stones be placed at the grave of my deceased husband Hugh Jackson and that like stones be 

placed at my grave 

To daughters Sarah C. Phillips wife of Jacob C. Phillips and Elizabeth E. Phillips wife of George W. Phillips 

- remainder of estate with Sarah taking as part of her share, all the money which her husband Jacob owned 

my late husband Hugh Jackson. "I do not think my daughter would want my Executor to inforce the payment 

of the said debts and because I think it proper that she, instead of her sister, should hold them against her 

husband" 

(Cont.) 

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To son Richard W. Phillips (sic) - family bookcase and desk 

To son Elihu Jackson - the old family Bible 

To son Isaac A. Jackson - the old Protestant-Episcopal Church prayer book 

To sons Elihu, William H., Richard W., Wilber F., and Isaac A. - each a chair of my parlor suit of furniture 

To grandson Hugh son of Elihu Jackson - silver pitcher and two silver goblets presented to me at my golden 

wedding 

To grandson Hugh Phillips son of Sarah - my silver cake basket 

"My sons are sufficiently provided for in this worlds goods and do not need or desire that I should give then 

other of my property" 

Executor: Elihu Jackson 

Witness: James Ellegood, Albert Smith 

20 March 1888 Then came 

F:179 

Rider Adkins 

14 May 1885 

To wife Ann Mariah - all personal property for her lifetime and her thirds in lands 

To daughter Mary Martha Powell wife of Elisha A. Powell - land on the east side of the road over the old 

mill between the mill race and the Farlovv land where Mrs Burbage now lives 

To son King L. White Adkins - the farm that I bought of Mary or J. M. Adkins formerly the property of my 

brother Wilber situated on the east side of the road from my house to his 

To son Ernest Mitchell Adkins - all of my home place being the land on the west side of the road leading 

from Leonard Morris toward the old mill before mentioned or Pittsville 

Witness: James Duncan, Peter Duncan, Jason A. Morris 

22 May 1888 Then came 

F:180 

Elisha J. White 

12 April 1886 

To wife Mary E. White - all property for lifetime 

To my children by the said Mary (if there are children at the time of my death) - property after her death 

Witness: H. Laird Todd, James E. Ellegood 

20 July 1888 Then came 

F:182 

Mariah Furbish in the Third Election District 

8 May 1888 

To son William P. Douglas - all the parcel of land purchased of Stephen Cook containing about 12 acres 

and remainder of property 

Executor: son 

Witness: Robert C. Mitchell, Levin B. Newton, James B. Harris 

20 July 1888 Then came 



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F:183 

Phyllis Dryden 

30 November 1887 

To granddaughter Elizabeth Parker wife of Elijah Parker - $60 

To grandson Joshua J. Dryden - $60 

To granddaughter Elizabeth and grandson Joshua - a note of hand held against their father James Dryden 

To son George J. Dryden, son Isaac W. Dryden, son Joshua L. Dryden, and granddaughter Mary A. Johnson 

- remainder of estate 

Executor: son George 

Witness: Daniel J. Staton, Major L. Phillips, William Dykes 

7 August 1888 Then came 

F:184 

Eliza Penuel 

9 May 1887 

To Julia Parsons and Sarah Jane Aikman - bedding, trunks and whatever household property I may have to 

distribute by them among themselves and their neighbors 

To the Trustees of the Methodist Protestant Church of Salisbury - all money due my estate in notes or bonds 

Executor: Irving Powell 

Witness: Jay Williams, Robert D. Ellegood, A. Aikman, E. L. Williams 

F:185 
Nancy Collins 

20 April 1888 

To Susan E. Fields - best feather bed, two pillows, two sheets 

To brother Levin G. Dutton - one cupboard, bureau, two rocking chairs, six cane bottom chairs, all my wall 

pictures, cherry table, cook stove and fixtures 

To nephew Henry Fields - feather bed, two books, white horse, horse cart 

To Nicholas Gunby - dark brown cow, bed downstairs, small Bible, trunk, half of hogs, tea kettle 

To John Gale - bed and furniture, small looking glass, old clock, fowl of all kind 

To nephew James Dutton - six flag chairs, one common table, pot hangers, common tinware 

To nephew Noah Dutton - best mantle clock 

To Nicholas Gunby and James Dutton - all farming implements 

To the daughters of Aaron Gale and Charlotte Dutton - my wearing apparel 

Witness: Levin B. Price, F_ F. Price, Alexander King 

21 July 1888 Then came 

F:187 

Esther A. Williams 

31 September 1887 

To daughter Octavia A. Cox - $1 

To daughter Thomasine R. Wilmer - all my personal effects now in her possession such as bed and bedding 

and general household and kitchen items 

To daughter Anna B. Williams - feather bed and parlor organ 

To daughter Virginia A. Bartley - bed and furniture 

To children William C. Williams, Ella V. More?, Anne B. Williams and Virginia A. Bartly - remainder of 

estate 

Executor: son William 

Witness: R. Truitt, George W. Truitt, Joseph Heam 

6 September 1888 Then came 



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F:188 

Margarite E. Brewington 

3 November 1884 

To daughter Margarite E. Brewington - $5 

To daughters Nettie and Lucy Brewington - feather bed each 

To children Melissa A. Gordy, Octavia C. Kinny, and Nettie and Lucy, George H., Euphrastus A. - 

house and lot in Delmar bought of Elijah Freeny with the understanding that it not be sold as long as Nettie 
and Lucy remain single and that my husband James Brewington is to have the privilege of a home as long as 
he remains a widower and if the house is sold during his life time, he shall be paid for his work on the house 
and it is my desire that my invalid chair shall be for use of any one of them in case of sickness 
Executor: daughters Nettie and Lucy 
Witness: Augustus Culver, H. Laird Todd 
13 November 1888 Then came 

F:190 

Robert J. Brittingham 

21 September 1888 

To wife Amelia - her thirds and the remainder of property 

To children Edward, Annie, James, Harry, Lula, and Willie - note owed by Isaac Brittingham for $300 

Executor: wife 

Witness: James W. Parker, John H. Dennis 

2 November 1888 Then came 

F:191 

Elizabeth Taylor wife of Isaac Taylor 

24 November 1884 

To daughters Amanda Jackson widow of Thomas L. Jackson, Arietta Phillips wife of Elijah Phillips, Sarah 
Lowe wife of George Lowe - land situated in Barren Creek District called Oak Hall and Dashiell's Success 
adjoining the land of Richard Venables, Tubman Seabrease, William Pollitt and others being the land which 
was occupied by my late son Washington D. Taylor and containing 146 acres. This with the proviso that my 
husband have a good and sufficient maintenance during his life and decent burial according to his station in 
life out of the same 
TosonElias W.Taylor- $100 
Executor: George Lowe 
Witness: B. Amistrong, Thomas J. Windsor, Thomas B. Taylor 

25 October 1888 Then came 

F:192 

Milley White 

21 November 1874 

To daughter Hannah wife of Levan Parsons - the house and lot in that part of Salisbury known as 

Georgetown during her lifetime and then to her children. Also my personal property and $100 with interest 

that I have deposited in Northern Savings Bank of Baltimore 

Executor: John White Senior 

Witness: John D. Truin, Charlotte White, Samuel Wailes 

24 December 1888 Then came 



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F:193 

Ozias Bailey 

5 May 1888 

To son Alison Bailey - land where I now live containing 20 acres. All hogs, cattle, hogs and farming utensils 

To son Alison and daughter Emma Bailey - remainder of property and that Emma shall have a home with 

Alison as long as she may "want to stay and remain single" 

Executor: son 

Witness: Thomas B. Taylor, Richard V. Taylor 

18 December 1888 Then came 

F:194 

George W. Humphreys 

28 June 1887 

To daughter Malvina Seabrease wife of Thomas W. Seabrease - my house and lot in Salisbury 

To grandchildren Lula wife of William E. Dorman, Cora wife of R. Laws, and George Collier - balance of 

estate 

Executor: daughter 

Witness: Thomas Smith, Thomas Humphreys 

20 Februan,' 1 889 Then came 

F:196 

Sabra Benson of Sharptown 

20 August 1886 

"being old and feeble" 

To William R. Robinson son of Elijah - horse and cart 

To Thomas J. Twilley - $200 to enclose my grave and the grave of my husband Jonathan Benson and the 

graves of my two children with and iron railing 

To the Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Sharptown - residue of estate 

Executor: Thomas Twilley 

Witness: Walter Mann, Lambert Ellis, Isaac Murphy 

9 July 1889 Then came 

F:197 

James W. Downing of Wicomico (but in Sussex at the time of this writing) 

13 May 1889 

To sons James H. Downing. William J. Downing, Levin W. Downing - land in Maryland with the proviso 

that they care for their mother "San," Downing as long as she lives. That my notes of hand and money shall 

be applied to building a house on my lot in Delmar for my wife Sarah Downing 

To daughter Mary E. Smith - $100 to be paid by my sons at the death of their mother 

Executor: sons 

Witness: Samiel E. Foskey, Lavater H. Heam 

15 July 1889 Then came 

F:199 

Aaron W. Hill 

14 November 1887 

To Samuel Graham - $200 insurance from a policy with United Workman to be applied to the pa\ ment of 

two mortgages held by him on my real estate 

To wife Margaret Ann Hill - residue of estate 

Executor: Samuel Graham 

Witness: Levin D. Collier, George R. Collier 

22 July 1889 Then came 

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F:200 

Winder Hasting of A. 

24 March 1883 

To wife Sarah Ann Hasting - all property for life or widowhood 

To children Martin E., William, Mary Ellen Bailey wife of Albert Bailey, Maria Jan Layfield wife of George 

W. Layfield - property after death of wife 

Executor: wife and Thomas Humphreys 

Witness: Samuel H. Fooks, James B. Perdue, Thomas W. Bailey 

6 August 1889 Then came 

F:201 

Asa Graham 

29 July 1889 

To John Graham, William Graham, and Francis Graham sons of James Graham - five acres of land lying on 

the north side of the road that leads to my house from the comer of a piece of land that 1 sold to J. Wesley 

Bradley. The line running with the road and then to a creek 

That Francis J. Kennerly be empowered to sell all the residue of estate 

To Elizabeth Kennerly wife of Thomas Kennerly - 3/4 of proceeds from sale of estate 

To Mary Kennerly wife of Isaac Kennerly - 1/4 of proceeds from sale of estate 

Executor: Francis Kennerly 

Witness: William G. Holmes, Thomas B. Taylor 

30 September 1889 Then came 

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Samil? Collier, farmer 

31 July 1889 

To William Henry Jones - $5 

To Samuel Ennis son of Sarah? Ennis - $5 

To Samuel Ennis son of Biddy Johnson - $5 

To the Trustees of Barren Creek Colored Methodist Episcopal Church - $10 

That $25 be used to place a stone at the grave of my wife Ardilla and my own grave 

To wife Betsy - $50 and "my interest in the dearborn 1 now use" 

To wife Betsy and Henry Dashiell - half of the remainder of estate 

Executor: Baynard Brown of Sharptown 

Witness: Thomas W. English, C. C. Bradley, Asa A. B. English 

23 September 1889 Then came 

F:204 

Alfred E. McAllister 

1 April 1889 

To son Ira McAllister - bed, bedstead, two quilts, pair of pillows, bolster when he is of age 

To "my little friend" Addie E. Burnett - $5 

To daughter Roxie McAllister - residue of estate 

Executor: friend Samuel W. Burnett and "beloved" daughter Roxie 

Witness: James B. Armstrong, Joseph P. Huston 

17 October 1889 Then came 



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F:206 
Henriett Byrd 

23 August 1889 

To the Trustees of Saint Peters Protestant Episcopal Ciiurch - $1500 to pay off the mortgage of church 

To grandson Harvey Byrd Morris - remainder of estate 

To the children of brother J. M. Fooks - remainder of estate if Harvey dies without issue 

Witness: Annie M. Byrd, Hannah L. W. White 

16 January 1890 Then came 

F:207 

Elizabeth McBride Acworth 

2 1 October 1 88 1 

"that my body be buried in the churchyard of the Presbyterian Church in Salisbury in a walnut casket, the 

grave bricked up" 

To the Committee of the Wicomico Presbyterian Church - $200 toward the completion of the tower 

Executor: Train Bounds 

Witness: Thomas Humphreys, F. M, Slemons 

24 March 1890 Then came 

F:209 

Drusilla W. Messick 

1 October 1880 

To youngest son William B. Messick - all land in Tyaskin District on the east side of a private road leading 

from M. E. Church to James W. J. Robertson and on the south side of a ditch beginning near the northeast 

comer of the farm now occupied by Benjamin Roberts and thence northeast to the land of Sarah Brewington. 

This containing about six acres 

To oldest son Thomas Messick - residue of real estate 

To grandson John Messick - residue of estate if Thomas should die without issue 

Executor: son Thomas 

Witness: G. Robertson, James W. T. Robertson, J. M. Roberts 

6 May 1890 Then came 

F:211 

Sallie Maddux 

1887 

To son Jason Maddux - lot of ground, household and kitchen furniture 

To son John Maddux - $1 

To daughter Mary Morris - $1 

To son Joseph Maddux - $1 

To son William Maddux - $10 

To son George Maddux - $1 

To son Sylvanius Maddux - $1 

Executor: son Jason 

Witness: S. P. Downing, D. S. Wooten, W. S. Boston 

14 May 1890 Then came 



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F:212 

William W. Gordy 

18 April 1890 

To wife Mary Ann - for her lifetime, property at the comer of Church and Division Streets in Salisbury 

adjoining the property of Robert E. Powell on the north and east and bounded on the west by Division Street 

and on the south by East Church Street and residue of property 

To half-sister Emily Phillips wife of James A. Phillips, half-brother Elijah J. Parsons, half-brother Edwin C. 

Parsons, the issue of my half-brother George Andrew Parsons (now deceased) - the above property after 

wife's death 

To half-sister Emily Phillips wife of James A. Phillips - a mortgage that 1 hold against them on a farm in 

Nutters District amounting to $1 108.42 principal and dated 26 April 1872 

To the issue of my half-brother George Andrew Parsons (now deceased) - the cancellation of all debt against 

him 

To the descendants of my uncle Thomas Gordy (being?) Perry Gordy, Garrison Gordy, Spicer Gordy and of 

Aunt Polly West wife of William West - my right, title, and interest to tract of land on the west side of the 

Middle Neck Road and on the north side of Middle Neck Branch being a tract which I got from my father 

Wesley Gordy sometimes called Tinapin? Hill. This lying to the north of and binding on the above tract, the 

latter being a tract which I agreed to sell to Charles B for which there is now a proceeding pending on the 

Equity Side of the Circuit Court 
Executor; friend James Cannon 
Witness: W. S. Gordy, James E. Ellegood 
26 May 1890 Then came 

F:214 

James H. Penewell 

24 May 1890 

Top wife Emma E. - all property for her lifetime 

To children Noah J. and Sallie M. Penewell - property after wife's death 

Executor: wife 

Witness: James W. Parker, William Reddish, George W. Parker 

10 June 1890 Then came 

F:216 

Daniel Heam of Laurel Delaware 

28 December 1886 

To wife Amelia - all person property and the house and lot in Laurel with the adjoining house and lot known 

as the Penitentiary for her lifetime and the sum of $450 per year 

To Emma Sirman daughter of Isaac Sirman of Laurel - the house and lot in Laurel now occupied by John S. 

Bacon and $200 at the age of twenty-one 

To the Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Laurel - the house and lot now used as a parsonage 

To John D. H. Long son of Emily E. E. Long - $1000 

To Sallie Edwards daughter of John Edwards (deceased) - $ 1000 

To Maria Jane Morgan widow of James Morgan - $200 

To niece Sallie Horsey - $2500 and the house and lot called the Penitentiary at the death of my wife 

To niece Mary E. Collier of Wicomico County - $5000 and the house and lot where 1 now live at the death of 

my wife 

To nephew Daniel J. Fooks - all land in Maryland being my storehouse, granary, and wharf, wharf at the 

railroad, all my shares in the Bank of Georgetown and the bank at Newcastle. That he is to take good care of 

my wife during her lifetime 

Executor: Daniel Fooks of Little Creek Hundred 

Witness: Thomas C. Horsey, W. I. Records, W.B. Records 

2 January 1 890 Then came 

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F:220 

Rosa J. Walter wife of Robert Walter of Tyaskin District 

15 October 1886 

To husband Robert - all personal property and all real estate 

To daughters Sally Jane Walter and Alberta Walter - real estate after death of husband 

To grandson William Walter - real estate if daughters die without issue and share of life insurance 

Executor: husband 

Witness: Samuel A. Langrall, William J. Wailes, S. B. Langrall 

14 August 1890 Then came 

F:222 

Samuel A. Graham 

3 December 1890 

To wife Louisa - all estate 

Executor: wife 

Witness: Robert P. Graham, Samuel A. Graham 

23 December 1890 Then came 

F:223 

John R. Ingersoll 

7 May 1890 

To daughter Mary Ingersoll - the cleared land of my farm on the north east side of a line beginning with a 

stone on the east side of the road leading from the county road to where Jonah Cooper now lives and running 

northwest to where Mrs. Mary Toadvine now lives. 

To son Oscar Ingersoll - all the cleared land on the southward side and the wooded land to Coals Branch 

Executor: Apheus Rencher 

Witness: M. B. Downing, L. C. Toadvine, H. V. Toadvine 

14 October 1890 Then came 

F:226 

Josiah Bailey of Little Creek Hundred, Sussex Delaware 

19 July 1886 

To wife Margaret - that part of my home farm beginning at the comer of my land and the land of Robert O. 

Twilley and Mary A. Waller (deceased) and running with the big ditch to the field next to where Joseph W. 

Phillips now lives. This for her lifetime 

To son Joseph J. Bailey - the above land after wife's death and part of personal property after wife's death 

To daughter Rachel M. Bailey - part of personal property after wife's death and a home with her mother. 

Also that part of the land bought at Sheriffs sale as the property of Frederick Phillips that is east and south 

and west of the home farni and running to the land of William G. Hearn and the two acres where the new 

house now stands 

To son James W. Bailey - that part of home farm on the east side of the above mentioned line 

To son Jonathan E. Bailey - all the notes held against him and $100 

To daughter Mahala S. Phillips - $10 and residue of land bought at the sale of Frederick Phillips for her 

lifetime 

To Josiah B. son of daughter Mahala - the above land after his mother's death 

To daughter Margaret A. Beach - the land purchased of Samuel Bratten in Wicomico County containing 160 

acres 

To daughters Elizabeth A. Windsor and Pattie E. Calloway - $700 each in lieu of land given to daughter 

Margaret 

Executor: wife and William B. Records 

Witness: Kames C. Owens, Robert O. Twilley, Joseph W. Phillips 

15 April 1890 Then came 

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F:232 

Eliza Huffington 

1 July 1890 

To daughter Ella Drucilla Huffington - as long as she is unmarried, house, lot, and property where I now live 

located at Allen which is north of the lot owned by John Whayland and east of the county road and west of 

the lot of B. Frank Messick. Also my gold watch, set of teaspoons with the initial "D" on them, parlor 

furniture 

To daughter Esther Rhutta Huffington - the above property after the death or marriage of Ella. Also set of 

china and any other household items 

To Emily Waller and Williamanna Whayland - the above property if daughters die without issue 

To daughters Emily V. Waller, Williamannna Whayland, Ella and Esther - balance of estate 

Executor: Robert F. Brattan of Somerset County 

Witness: W. J. Brewington, J. W. Crisfield, John H. Bell 

31 January 1891 Then came 

F:234 

Mary Smith 

17 September 1890 

To granddaughter Amelia Smith - bed and furniture and bed coverings. Also house and lot at Sharpers Point 

To grandson Nelson Smith - the above if Amelia dies without issue 

To husband Charles - home for his lifetime in the above house 

To son Addison Smith - home for his lifetime in the above house 

Executor: husband Charles 

Witness: William J. Riggin, Rouza Smith, Ida W. Williams 

21 February 1891 Then came 

F:235 

Ellen Penuel 

12 January 1891 

To daughter Lizzie Powell wife of Irving Powell - house and lot in Salisbury on the north side of and 

binding on Walnut Street and bounded on the east by the property of William H. Jackson, and on the west by 

the property of James E. Ellegood and George Waller and on the north by the lot of the Episcopal Rectory 

To son Lee Penuel - a note 1 hold against him and also all the money owing to me by the firm of R. E. Powell 

& Company of Salisbury 

To niece Drucella Ballard - one large trunk 

That the money in Salisbury Permanent Building & Loan be used for funeral expenses 

Witness: R. E. Powell, S. T. Dennis 

24 February 1 89 1 Then came 

F:238 

Levi Malone 

25 July 1888 

To wife Letitia Malone - all estate for lifetime 

To sons Simion F. Malone, Levi A. Malone, George T. Malone - lands and premises 

To daughters Mary V. Turner, Sally A. Malone. Elizabeth Ellen Malone, Emma L. Malone - $150 each and 

that unmarried shall have a home in my house for their single life 

Executor: Simion Malone (but if he should be dead or disqualified by any physical or mental disease, then 

either of my other sons may be Executor) 

Witness: Lemuel Malone, Levin B. Price, Finly F. Price 

14 May 1891 Then came George T. Malone 



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F:240 

Robert J. Garnet 

8 April 1890 

To nephew Robert Barkley son of Jessie Barkley - land where I now live except for 1/4 acre 

To the Joint Stock Institution - 1/4 acre of land at the corner of my field where The Hall now stands 

To Charlotte Barkley and Matilda Laws - my carriage 

To brother Alfred Barkley - residue of personal property 

Executor: John Wright 

Witness: John S. Robertson, William H. Heath, Samuel E. Heath 

26 May 1891 Then came 

F:242 

Levin B. Littleton 

6 April 1889 

To wife Sarah Littleton - all estate for lifetime or widowhood 

To children Mary A. Littleton, Vesry? E. Littleton, John B. Littleton - personal property after wife's 

widowhood 

To daughter Mary - a lot of land beginning at the north comer of my corn field on the line between John E. 

Riggin and myself 

To son John - residue of property 

To daughter Vesry? E. Jones - $100 

Executor: wife 

Witness: Daniel Staton, Joshua J. W. Shockley, Josiah T. Johnson 

20 June 1891 Then came 

F:244 

Amelia Parsons 

6 November 1 890 

To daughter Eliza Smith - $100 and household and kitchen furniture 

To grandson William Tilghman - $300 

To granddaughter Elinor Smith - $500 

Witness: John White, W. A. Trader, Clara D. Lowe 

31 July 1891 Then came 

F:246 

John B. Pryor 

2 July 1891 

To children Eliza Malone, Matilda White, and Sarah Washburn - proceeds from sale of land. Land to be 

divided as follows: 

First parcel to begin at the comer of a tract sold by me to John Twigg and running to the bend of ditch that 

leads through Capt. T. W. H. White's field and with said ditch to the new county road and with the ditch to 

the old county road leading from the Upper Ferry to Maple Bridge and with the ferry road to the new road 

and then to the north line of the land sold to John Twigg 

Second parcel - beginning at the south end of W. H. H. Cooper's land and running southwesterly to the east 

side of a ditch and with the ditch to the new county road to John Field's land and with Field's land to 

Copper's land 

Third parcel beginning at the bridge near the public school house and running northeasterly with a ditch to 

the comer of Cooper's land and my own land 

Executor: Thomas W. H. White Esq. of Trappe District 

Witness: L. B. Price, S. T. Malone, K. A. Hitch 

14 July 1891 Then came 



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F:248 

Sally R. Bailey wife of Benjamin Bailey 

7 October 1889 

To husband - all real estate for his lifetime 

To brother Marcellous E. Dashiell - real estate at the death of husband for his lifetime 

To nephew John Tubman Dashiell - property at the death of brother 

To John Lawrence - bed and furniture 

Executor: husband 

Witness: Lizzie A. Crawford, Lillie M. Crawford, H. A. Crawford 

11 August 1891 Then came 

F:250 

Clement Ennis 

June 1885 

To daughter Mrs. Josephine Watts of Wilmington - $1 

To wife Leah - remainder of estate "on condition that my grandson John Whalen returns and cares for me 

and my wife and manage the affairs of the estate in our old age and so merit the property". Should he not 

return, the widow may dispose of property in any way to suit her 

Executor: wife Leah 

Witness: Handy Waller, Jessie Ennis, S. J. Bounds 

12 September 1891 Then came 

F:251 

Abigail Fooks Layfield 

23 December 1880 

To Phoebe Elenor Holloway - all household and kitchen furniture for her lifetime and 2/3 balance of estate 

To Lavinia Caroline daughter of Phoebe - the above after her mother's death. Also bed and furniture, one 

chest called 'my sister chest', earthen ware, chairs 

To Mary Jane Dean Layfield - one chest called 'my chest' and 1/3 balance of estate 

Executor: G. W. Freeney 

Witness: Benjamin Jackson, Martha E. Jackson 

15 September 1891 Then came 

F:253 

Rufus K. Truitt, merchant of the town of Salisbury 

29 October 1884 

That "the grave where I shall be deposited to be marked together with that of my mother's with the plainest 

sort of gravestones with inscription of the time of birth and death in each case" 

"It is my will, wish and desire that my family after my death shall remain together and for that reason I direct 

that not one dollars worth of my real estate shall be sold. The home residence is to be the head quarters and 

home of any or all my children that have no other home or may at any time get out of homes and for a home 

for my wife Sally A. Truitt during her natural life or widowhood (but if she gets married again she will 

vacate said residence while her husband lives). With this understanding I give Jane S. Carpenter and Edwin 

Martin a home with the family as above when they desire or have no other home". 

To son Charlie R. Truitt - my third interest in the store of R. K. Truitt & Sons and direct that he shall be 

educated for a pharmacist and physician as soon as his age and preliminary education permit and while he is 

single he shall remain at home with the family 

"While R. K. Truitt and Sons shall occupy the Odd Fellows Hall building or any part of it for store or any 

purpose, they will set apart a certain amount for rent, upkeep and insurance and the balance for each year 

shall be equally divided between my five oldest children by my first wife Mary A. Truitt and Charles R. 

Truitt, my son by my present wife and Sallie A. Truitt" 

(Cont.) 

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"I desire and request my Executors ... and my wife Sallie A. Truitt to have particular oversight over the 

conduct, wants and necessities of my daughter Laura V. Truitt as she and has been sorely afflicted" 

That $100 be applied to repairs on the enclosure or to keeping the meeting house yard of the Old School or 

Primitive Baptist Church in Salisbury 

Executor: James T. S. Truitt, George W. Truitt, Charles R. Truitt 

Witness: Levin Dashiell, John H. Gordy, W. C. Bradley 

25 July 1891 Then came 

F:255 

George Fields of Salisbury 

24 February 1891 

To daughter Patty Anne Tindal wife of Thomas D. Tindal - all property 

Executor: daughter 

Witness; N. P.Vurner, H. H. Hitch, F. M. Siemens 

26 September 1891 Then came 

F:257 

William Bacon 

4 July 1885 

To daughter Rebecca Robertson wife of Robert G. Robertson - $300 and 1/5 of balance of estate if she is 

living at the time of my death; if not, then to her children 

To grandchildren Lucy Wright and Maria E. Wright children of my late daughter Elizabeth M. Wright (wife 

of James Wright) - $500 to each when they are of age and 1/5 of balance of estate 

To daughter Mary J. Humphreys wife of Thomas Humphreys - 1/5 of balance of estate if she is living at the 

time of my death; if not, then to her children 

To the children of my late son John H. Bacon - 1/5 of balance of estate 

To son James E. Bacon - 1/5 of balance of estate if he is living at the time of my death; if not, then to his 

children 

Executor: son James 

Witness: Train Bounds, George T. Robertson, Thomas B. Taylor 

31 October 1891 Then came 

F:259 

William Leonard, colored 

22 November 1890 

To son John Leonard - house and lot on the east side of the county road leading from Salisbury to Laurel 

To son Samuel Leonard - $50 

To Jane Leonard wife of John - the feather bed "the one on which I now sleep in my room" 

To daughter Annie Pollitte - $1 

To son Frank Leonard - $ 1 

To daughter Mary L. Leonard - $ 1 

To son William Leonard - $1 

To son George Leonard - $1 

Executor: Leon Ernest Williams 

Witness: John Parker, Alfred Phillips, John D. Truitt 

14 November 1891 Then came Perrv Leonard 



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F:260 

Isaac Hastings 

2 October 1891 

To daughter Ginna Anna Mumford - all property 

Witness: William Brown, A. W. Parker, _. E. Parker 

1 1 November 1891 Then came 

F:262 

Nancy W. Ralph 

18 September 1889 

To daughter Anne Mariah Poliitt - $100 to be paid out of note due me by John Cooper of Delaware dated 10 

July 1884. Also bed and coverings, bureau and 1/4 of balance of estate 

To son T. W. Ralph - 1/4 of balance of estate 

To the children of deceased son William J. Ralph - 1/4 of balance of estate 

To Anna Elliott wife of John Elliott - 1/4 of balance of estate 

Witness: H. T. Poliitt, _ Ellingsworth 

18 June 1890 Then came 

F:263 

John Melson 

28 August 1876 

To brother William R. Melson - wearing apparel 

To wife Mary Melson - all personal property and insurance policy. Also the fann where 1 now live in the 

Sharptown District 

To grandson John Edmond Nelson - farm after wife's death 

To nephew Alexander Melson son of William R. Melson - farm if grandson dies without issue 

To daughter Mary Rhoda Nelson wife of Edward Nelson - cow, bed and furniture, $100 

To Joseph Bailey son of Isaac Bailey - $50 from interest on insurance policy 

Executor: William B. Records of Sussex County 

Witness: Noah C. Cooper Jr., Jonathan Benson, Samuel J. Cooper 

14 December 1891 Then came James Robinson 

F:265 

Elsey Leonard 

28 December 1891 

To daughters Mary A. Leonard and Martha A. Leonard - the house and lot where 1 now live in the 

Georgetown part of Salisbury and lying west of the colored people's church 

To daughter Leah J. Schenks - $50 

To wife Sallie A. Leonard - her thirds in the house 

Executor: daughter Mary 

Witness: John D. Truitt, Elijah Trader, Rufus Leonard 

13 January 1892 Then came 



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F:266 

George W. Riggin of Worcester County 

26 October 1880 

To grandson Illinois Riggin - $50 

To Rhoda Ann Brittingham wife of Joseph Brittingham - $25 

To the trustees of the church at Parsonsburg - my family graveyard including 30 feet from the same to the 

county road. The said graveyard situated on my farm near Parsonsburg 

To children John Henry Riggin. Thomas Riggin, George Riggin, William Riggin, Amanda Shockley wife of 

Elijah Shockley, Denwood Riggin, Jonathan Riggin - proceeds from the sale of estate 

Executor: son George 

Witness: John Richardson, L. E. Mumford, _. W. Williams 

14 January 1892 Then came 

F:268 

Levin Cooper 

6 April 1888 

To eldest son Lambert Cooper - land purchased of Samuel Bratten except about 6 acres lying north of a line 

running to Joseph Twilley's land. This containing 162 acres. Also all my interest in the Grange Building and 

lot in the village of Barren Creek Springs 

To son Severn H. Cooper - my home farm of 100 acres and the remainder of land purchased of Samuel 

Bratten. Also my part in a saw mill, stock yard, and mill pond. Said mill known as the English Mill 

To daughter Jennie Cooper wife of Wailes Cooper - part of tract called Gladson's Adventure and Hardship 

lying on the county road leading from Riverton to the Homtown Mill and containing 62 acres. This land on 

the east end of the plat 

To granddaughter Emily Howard daughter (of?) L_ (Loudy?) J. Howard - $500 and the interest on $50 to 

be paid yearly by Jennie Cooper and the interest on $50 to be paid yearly by Nancy Adams and the interest 

on $50 to be paid yearly by Mary P. Cooper and the interest on $50 to be paid yearly by Laura D. Bennett 

To daughter Nancy Adams - part of Gladson's Adventure and also all my land adjoining the Nanticoke 

River of about 25 acres 

To daughter Mary P. Cooper - half of land purchased of Thomas Robertson 

To daughter Laura D. Bennett wife of Isaac Bennett - half of land purchased of Thomas Robertson 

Executor: sons 

Witness: Thomas B. Taylor, _ B. Armstrong, Luther Vincent 

9 February 1892 Then came 

F:27l 

John Wilson 

9 March 1874 

To William Robert Wilson, Marcillus Allen Wilson, George Thomas Wilson, Mary Anne Wilson, Margaret 

Jane Wilson, Mariah Ellen Bradley - my farm lying in Barren Creek District being the land bought of 

Richard Venables and Joseph Bratten. "My son John Wesley is not to have any part of the above land, but 

shall come in for an equal part of the personal property" 

Executor: friend James Gillis 

Witness: Samuel Robertson, Thomas Taylor, George B. Robertson 

23 February 1892 Then came 



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F;272 

Robert Wilson 

9 December 1891 

To grandson Lawrence Wilson - bed and furniture and residue of estate 

To Phillis Fletcher - whereas she "has nursed and cared for me during the past two months and 1 desire to 

pay her for her kindness. 1 hereby give to her the right to have a home in my house purchased of Robert 

Hitch provided she continues to remain with me and care for me as she has done during the remainder of my 

life'- 

Executor: Ebenezer Waiies 

Witness: John Dashiell, John D. Truitt 

1 April 1892 Then came 

F:273 

Henry J. Dashiell 

18 January 1892 

To daughter Sallie E. Disharoon and her children viz. Woodland, Lawrence, Anie, Mary, and Joseph - $150 

each on condition that the children release and discharge all claims they may have against me or my estate as 

one of the Executors of their father, Joseph W. Disharoon. "Such release to discharge the securities or the 

bond given by the Executors aforesaid; the note 1 hold against the said Salie E. Disharoon for six hundred 

dollars with interest" 

To the children of my daughter Mary Hughes viz. Louisa, Marg, and Charley - $400 each when they are of 

age 

To daughter Martha A. Price - house and lot in Salisbury on the east side of Division Street for her lifetime 

To Jesse son of Martha Price - half of the above property at his mother's death 

To son J. Louis Dashiell - my house and lot at Allen being the property 1 bought of Dr. Long. Also $1000 in 

my farm on the Wicomico River. The said farm to be sold and money used to put the graveyard in good order 

Executor: Jesse D. Price 

Witness; John M. Dashiell, E. L. Waiies 

12 April 1892 Then came 

F:275 

Mary A. Nichols 

14 June 1890 

To Miss Eliza Denson (who now lives with me) - house and lot in Salisbury situated between Church and 

Broad Street, the house fronting on Church Street and situated on the east side of the lot hereafter devised to 

Mrs. Lida Evans. The lot devised to the said Denson being the same occupied by John Simms. That Eliza 

must keep the house insured against fire and if the house is destroyed by fire, I direct that Robert F. Bratten 

of Somerset County collect the Policy of Insurance and sell the lot. Also bed and furniture, best homemade 

carpet, the mohair mahogany sofa, marble top center table 

To niece Mary Thomas and widow of Rev. D. Thomas - the above after the death of Eliza Denson. Also the 

house where 1 now live on the east side of Division Street in Salisbury near Humphrey's Mill Pond 

To sister Rosanna Vance - all clothing and all bed clothing 

To the trustees of the Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church of Salisbury - $500 

To Josephus Evans - $300 

To Lida Evans wife of Samuel Evans - the house and lot in Salisbury situated between Church and Broad 

Street opposite the Presbyterian Church and on the east side of an alley separating the said lot from the 

property of James Truitt 

To Rev. William Taylor, missionary Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church - $100 to used for the 

educating and teaching the faith in Africa 

Executor: friend Robert F. Bratten with full power to convey the estate of my late husband Isaac Nichols 

Witness: James E. Ellegood, Walter Humphreys 

26 April 1892 Then came 

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F:278 

Jane Hayman 

6 April 1891 

To daughter in law Alice Hayman - all the buildings on that part of my farm adjoining Theodore Toadvine 

and 5 1 acres where the said buildings stand. This for her lifetime 

To the heirs of my son Alfred Hayman - the above after the death of Alice 

To daughter in law Emmie Hayman - 51 acres of the land and buildings where 1 now life for her lifetime 

To the heirs of my son Elsey Hayman - the above after Emmie's death 

To granddaughter Clary Hayman - 50 acres of the farm where Mrs. R. Gale now lives. This for the lifetime 

of her mother Emlie Gale and then to the heirs of Emlie Gale in general 

To my four grandchildren Laura Gale, Oliva Gale, Asbury Gale, Sallie Gale - 2 acres each of my farm 

Executor: son Alfred Hayman 

Witness: William J. Riggin, Albert Fooks, H. P. Hammond 

2 May 1892 Then came 

F:280 

Joseph P. Twilley 

25 April 1893 

To son Levin O. Twilley - all land on the west side of the county road where he now lives which joins the 

land of Lambert Cooper, Severn H. Cooper and others and contains about 70 acres 

To daughter Lizzie A. Cooper wife of Levin Cooper - $500 to be paid by son Levin 

To son Joseph Twilley - land on the east side and southeast side of the county road where 1 now live 

To youngest daughter India M. Twilley - $200 to be paid by son Joseph and also a home with him 

Executor: son Levin 

Witness: William G. Holmes, Samuel P. Wilson, Thomas B. Taylor 

16 May 1892 Then came 

F:281 

Zadoc Stevenson 

14 December 1881 

To nephews Thomas Riggin and John Riggin - house and lot where I now live on Isabella Street in Salisbury 

and the one which 1 bought of Samuel Graham fronting on Division Street 

ToMary F.Adams -$100 

To sister Hetty Causey - $100 

To Wesley Cattam - $50 

To Mary Ann Causey - $50 

Executor: nephew John Riggin 

Witness: J. C. Bell, Elijah J. Parsons, John D. Truitt 

29 June 1892 Then came 

F:282 

Harriett Pryor 

23 March 1892 

To daughter Mary C. Taylor - bed and furniture and coverings belonging, rocking chair, large black shawl 

and bureau now in the possession of Louis Malone. Also the six dollars now due me from my daughter Sarah 

Washburn and money due on account of my dower in the estate of my late husband John B. Pryor 

To granddaughter Harriett Washburn - feather bed and two quilts now in the possession of Louis Malone and 

one quilt not quilted at Louis Malone's 

To daughter Eliza E. Malone - large cupboard 

To daughter Matilda J. White - spinning wheel 

Witness: Levin B. Price, William F. Allen, Thomas W. Hayman 

23 May 1892 Then came Anthony Taylor 

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F:284 

James Farrington 

14 June 1892 

To wife Henrietta - my land of six acres until her death or marriage 

To children Alexander, Jock, William, James, Arthur - the above after wife's widowhood and balance of 

estate 

Executor: wife and Samuel Conoway 

Witness: Samuel Conoway, Titus Dashiell, Phenias E. Gordy 

6 July 1 892 Then came 

F:286 

Levin Irving PoUitt 

20 April 1891 

To wife Ann Maria Pollitt - house and kitchen furniture for her lifetime and then to my six daughters 

To son Albert Lee Pollitt - proceeds from sale of real estate and that he have the care and oversight of my 

youngest son William Ralph Pollitt 

Executor: son Albert 

Witness: George W. D. Waller, Ernest A. Toadvine, Joshua J. W. Shockley 

23 August 1892 Then came 

F:287 
Sinier Taylor 

15 July 1889 

To son James White - $5 

To daughter Henrietta Hopkins - $5 

To daughter Susan Thomas - $5 

To granddaughter Victoria Taylor - $5 

To great-grandson Beachum White son of Joseph White, great-grandson Roger White son of Daniel White, 

great-grandson Herman Wheatley son of Henry Wheatley, and to granddaughters Octovo White and Emma 

White - real estate in Trappe District 

Witness: Rufus Simms, J. W. Brewington, Isaac F. Mezick 

13 August 1892 Then came 

F:289 

Emily Connelly 

13 December 1887 

To husband James E Connelly - house and lot where I now live in Salisbury on the northeast comer of East 

Church Street and Isabella. This as long as long as he remains unmarried or for his lifetime and then to my 

children 

Witness: Maggie E. Nichols, Albert S. Johnson. John Connelly 

24 August 1892 Then came 

F:290 

Gatty Fooks 

5 March 1878 

To Ella Gertrude, Stephen Penrose, Isaac Spencer, and Jane Elizabeth children of Isaac B. and Jane Phillips 

of Philadelphia - remainder of estate 

Executor: Dr. Stephen Dennis 

Witness: George W. W. Cooper, Handy Fooks 

5 October 1892 Then came 



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F:291 

Louisa M. Riall of Tyaskin 

19 November 1891 

To son Ernest Riall - all "my maiden lands" on the west side of the county road including wharf property at 

Wetipquin Creek. This being part of the land devised me by my father James Larmore 

To granddaughter Grace White - house and lot on the east side of the county road leading from Wetipquin 

Creek to Tyaskin Church. This house now occupied by J. H. Dorman and adjoining the lands of J. K. 

Covington being part of the land devised me by my father James Larmore. Also bed and furniture, entire 

parlor furniture including carpet and pictures, six silver tablespoons 

To daughter Louisa A. Dougherty - bed and furniture and bed coverings, dressing bureau, wash stand and the 

floor matting in the parlor 

To grandson E. Ryoll White - my large traveling trunk 

To daughter Delia Moore - $25, my gold spectacles, my prayer book 

To great-granddaughter Minnie Riall - bureau now in my bed room downstairs 

To grandson Albert H. Riall - the family Bible and horse and carriage 

To daughter Laura T. White - remainder of household and kitchen furniture 

Executor: Gustavus White 

Witness: Franklin B. Culver, George W. Larmore, Henry Larmore 

20 October 1892 Then came 

F:294 

Annie M. Jester 

29 March 1874 

To son Wilford Jester - all my right and title, and interest in that tract of land in Tyaskin District on which 

my husband, John F. Jester, and 1 now reside and which was conveyed by deed from John R. Roberts and 

wife to the said John Jester. Tract containing 254 acres. This minus 19 acres belonging to Margaret Efforts 

Witness: William J. Kirkpatrick, Alexander White, Alice Willing 

24 January 1893 Then came Alice Turner 

F:295 

Richard V. Taylor 

23 February 1892 

To wife Amanda E. Taylor - all real and personal estate for her single life and if she should marry; then her 

thirds and land to children 

To son Winder Taylor - my watch 

To son Louis Taylor - my gun 

To son Walter Ta>ior - my spy glasses 

Executor: Thomas B. Taylor 

Witness: Isaac Kennerly, Louis N. Wilson, Francis J. Kennerly 

16 February 1893 Then came 

F:296 

Maria Williams 

27 April 1892 

To husband Samuel Williams - house and lot 

To children John W. Samuel Williams, Louisa F. Williams and also daughter-in-law Mary A. Dashiell - the 

above house and lot after husband's death 

To children and to daughter-in-law Mary A. Williams - household and personal property provided they settle 

my debts with Dr. Slemons and Dr. Louis Morris 

Executor: Isaac H. Dashiell 

Witness: Albert Dulany, Henry White, I. H. A. Dulany 

2 December 1892 Then came 

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¥■291 

Elisha Hasting 

25 November 1863 

To wife Hetty - my dwelling plantation for her life or widowhood 

To son Joseph Hasting - the plantation after wife's widowhood 

To sons William L. Hasting, Daniel H. Hasting, Levin Hasting - the farm in Somerset County whereon 

Daniel now lives 

To son William -$150 

To daughter Sarah E. Hasting - bed and furniture 

To daughter Matilda Hasting - bed and furniture 

To daughters Sarah, Matilda, and Elizabeth HoUoway wife of Billy H. Holloway - residue of personal 

property 

Executor: sons William and Daniel 

Wimess; William W. Layfield, George W. Layfield, Levin S. H. Smith 

Codicil to the above will 

2 July 1887 

To daughters Mary Elizabeth Holloway wife of Billy H. Holloway, Sarah wife of Robert Parsons, and 

Matilda wife of Samuel Bailey - the sum given by my will to son William. Also that my four sons pay to my 

daughters the sum of $50 within a year of my death 

Witness: Billy R. Farlow, Levin S. H. Smith 

23 March 1893 Then came Samuel Parsons and R. H. Smith who are well acquainted with the hand writing 

of William Layfield and Levin Smith 

F:300 

George Bradley 

7 December 1889 

To wife Isabella - all property 
Executor: wife 

Witness: E. Stanley Toadvine, George Bell 
25 April 1893 Then came 

F:301 

William W. Parsons 

14 December 1891 

To wife Mary Hester Parsons - all property 

Witness: James T. Truitt, James E. Ellegood 

8 June 1 893 Then came 

F:302 

Peter R. Parsons 

30 August 1892 

To wife Elizabeth Parsons - the farm where 1 now live on the south and west side of the county road from 

Pittsville to Powellsville and containing 75 acres and also the land on the north side of the county rad from 

Brumbley's Mill to Powellsville. Also all the land on the east side of the county road from Pittsville to 

Powellsville containing 15 acres. The land to be divided among my five children at the death of my wife. 

That the farm where John White now lives to be sold for the support of wife and children 

To daughters Mary E. Bailey and Marth E. Holloway - the farm where Robert Perdue, Emory Shockley and 

Brittingham now live which is on the south side of the road from Brumbley's Mill to Parsonsburg and 

contains 195 acres 

(Cont.) 

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To daughter Julia Warren - land on the north side of the road from Brumbiey's Mill to Parsonsburg up to a 
bounder known as Sassafras Comer thence to the land of Edward Warren on the north side of the mill pond 
To son Daniel Henry Parsons - the fami where he now lives on the west side of the road from Pittsville to 
Powellville. Also tract on the west side of the county road from Pittsville to Brumbiey's Old Mill. Also $100 
towards building a new house for himself 

To granddaughter Ma Baley - bed and furniture and plenty of good covering 

To daughter Sarah Parsons - the farm left my wife at my wife's death 

Executor: son Daniel 

Witness: Joseph G. Davis. John G. Sheppard, H. James Truitt 

20 June 1893 Then came 

F:304 

James D. Riley 

12 April 1890 

To wife Hannah Riley - the farm where 1 now reside containing 101 acres and if she marries, then farm to be 

divided among my children 

Executor: son Jonathan H. Riley 

Witness: George D. Truitt, P. Taylor Baker, James W. Parker 

20 June 1893 Then came 

F:305 

Robert E. Baker 

17 March 1887 

To daughter Amanda J. Smith - $50 

To sons Samuel B. Baker and Cornelius R. Baker - all real estate provided they take good care of their 

mother as long as she lives 

To son Silas D. Baker - house in which he now lives and the 3 adjoining acres 

To son Charles W. Baker - $1 

Executor: son Lemuel Baker 

Witness: Leonard Beauchamp, J. J. Fooks, G. M. Freeny 

10 July 1893 Then came 

F:307 

William D. Heath 

13 June 1887 

To son Samuel H. Heath - the home place and half of the wood land purchased of N. B. Douglas (trustee for 

the estate of Isaac D. Jones) which adjoins the home place. This separated from the remainder of the Douglas 

tract by a marked line run by H. N. Crawford in 1882 

To daughter Williamanna A. Dickerson - $50 from son Samuel, $50 from son George 

To son George Heath - land where he now resides adjoining the land given to Samuel and also adjoining the 

lands of Emily Walter, Alfred Rencher and William Walters's heirs 

To son Levin Heath - land already conveyed to him by deed 

Executor: E. Stanley Toadvine 

Witness: W. S. Moore, Wm. H. Warren. George W. Bell 

28 July 1893 Then came 

F:310 

Charles Truitt 

24 July 1893 

To wife Sallie Elizabeth Truitt - all estate 

Witness: Garrison Dennis, Levi Dennis, John E. C. Lewis 

22 August 1 893 Then came 

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F:311 

Rachel Dorman wife of Levin R. Dorman 

January 1891 

To daughter J. Fannie Adams wife of Isaac S. Adams - bed and furniture , parlor organ, $500 

To daughter Elizabeth Dorman - bed and furniture washstand, wash bowl and pitcher, $1500 

To daughter Stella W. Dorman - bed and furniture parlor carpet, washstand. sewing machine, $1500 

To daughter Lillian Dorman - bed and furniture, carpet, piano, $1500 

Executor: sons William E. Dorman and Levin W. Dorman 

Witness: James T. Truitt, R. E. Powell, George W. D. Waller 

5 September 1893 Then came 

F:312 

Ezekiel Hitch 

20 November 1890 

To daughters Lucy Hitch and Alice Hitch - all property 

Executor: daughters 

Wimess: Jonathan Waller, John S. Lowe 

24 October 1 893 Then came 

F:314 

Jonathan Waller of Little Creek Hundred Sussex County Delaware 

1 August 1891 

To granddaughter Fannie E. Waller - two lots in Delmar. The first lot being the one purchased of Mary 

Venables which is on the south side of East Street between Second and Front Streets. The second lot 

purchased of Washington Parsons and wife which is on the eastern part of the said town of Delmar. These 

two lots both in Wicomico County Maryland. Also the lot conveyed to me by Levin Hastings and wife lying 

on the north side of West State Street in Dehnar and in Little Creek Hundred Sussex County. This provided 

that she releases my estate from all claims she may have against it on account of the settlement of her 

father's, J. J. Waller, estate by me as administrator. If Fannie dies without heir, these lots to be divided 

among my seven children. Also one Singer Sewing Machine 

To grandson William J. W. Waller - the lots which I purchased of Moses Hastings, Winder Hastings, 

Salathiel Culver, and John Hastings lying in Little Creek Hundred Sussex County and adjoining the lands 

whereon I now live, the lands of Henry Culver and others being 137 acres provided he releases my estate 

from all claims 

To daughter Genora H. Smith wife of John G. Smith - the homestead or farm whereon I now live including 

the lands purchased of Nancy Collins containing 120 acres 

That the lands purchased of Henry Smith and 31 acres known as Ralph's Tract (all in Little Creek Hundred) 

be sold and the proceeds divided among my seven children. 

To children Thomas W. Waller, Phillis E. Hastings, Sarah Jane Freeny, Ebby (Abby?) A. King, Rachel E. 

Records, Genora H. Smith, and Jerusha A. Bailey - residue of estate 

Executor: son Thomas 

Witness: Edward T. West. Joshua A. Parker, Daniel H. O'Neill, Samuel E. Foskey 

Codicil to above will 

4 June 1892 

To granddaughters Rachel Caroline Mitchell, Alpha Beatrice Hastings, Laura Ellen Hastings - all that 

property devised to my beloved daughter Phillis E. Hastings, now deceased 

Witness: William Meredith, J. W. Melson, William Culver 

7 September 1893 Then came 



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F:319 

Isaiah Daughters 

23 October 1893 

To Mary Jane Benston, my housekeeper - all personal property and the farm where I now live on the 9"' 

Election District being about 100 acres and also two houses and lots in Delmar purchased of George W 

(of Thomas) and Daniel Adkins 

To Guston Plummer of Sussex County - the farm adjoining the land where 1 now live known as the Killiam 

Farm and the adjoining land bought of William A. Roberts and Alonzo Roberts containing in all 135 acres 

Witness: Wilber Hastings, Samuel Foskey 

7 November 1893 Then came 

F:320 
Rachel Prior 

16 June 1891 

To George Prior of William - all personal property 

Executor: George Prior 

Witness: Daniel Staton, S. S. Perdue, G. E. Marvel 

22 November 1893 Then came 

F:322 

Hiram D. Parker 

23 March 1893 

To wife Mahala E. Parker - all estate for her lifetime 

To son George T. Parker - estate after wife's death 

Executor: wife 

Witness: Robert Graham, George W. Bell, E. Stanley Toadvine 

15 January 1894 Then came 

F:323 

Mary W. Perdue 

17 May 1893 

To brother James B. Perdue - $200 

To brother John D. Perdue - $200 

To brother Asbury H. Perdue - $200 

To nephew John A. Heam - SlOO 

To niece Emma Sulivan wife of George Sulivan - $100 

To niece Cora Wimbrow wife of Willis G. Wimbrow - bed and furniture 

To nephews Elijah Shockley and Charles L. Shockley and niece Cora - residue of estate 

Executor: brother James 

Witness: William Laws, Asbury Hamblin 

6 March 1894 Then came 

F:325 

Alexander G. Toadvine 

15 May 1882 

To wife Ellen L. C. Toadvine - all estate for life and then to our children 

Executor: wife 

Witness: Levin D. Collier, Samuel A. Graham, George L. Stevens 

2 April 1894 Then came E. Stanley Toadvine and James E. Ellegood who were acquainted with the hand 

writing of Alexander Toadvine and Samuel Graham 



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F:327 

George E. Marvel 

4 June 1894 

To wife Margaret Lucretia Marvel - all estate 

Executor: wife 

Witness: John P. Owens, Sylvanies Trader, E. Stanley Toadvine 

14 June 1894 Then came 

F:328 

John E. Phillips of Delmar 

5 July 1894 

To wife Mary Ellen Phillips - the dwelling house and land and furniture 
To daughter Mary Ellen Phillips - the above if wife should marry 
Executor: friend Nehemiah B. Lecates and wife Mary Ellen Phillips 
Witness: W. W. Meredith, W. B. Stephens 
17 July 1894 Then came 

F:329 

Rebecca R. Smyth of Salisbury 

6 June 1890 

To son Thomas Irvin Smyth - $500 

To Lillie Ella daughter of my son Thomas - my silver cake basket 

To Elsie L. Croll - $300 

To Mamie Sterling Hoag - $500 and silver coffee pot 

To daughter Rebecca Warner and her three sons - $1000 

To Jamie son of Rebecca - his grandfather's gold watch 

To son Samuel Smyth - silver spoons and the two pictures painted by Emma Smyth 

To Rebecca daughter of Samuel - the pictures at Samuel's death and $1000 when she is of age 

To James S. Warner - $500 of the above sum given to Rebecca if Rebecca dies without issue 

To James S. Croll, F. Roy Croll, Spencer R. Warner - $200 

"I desire my Executor ... to retain the sum of five hundred dollars to defray funeral expenses; but if, after a 

decent interment, and the placing , a suitable stone to mark my grave there should remain something over, 1 

desire that it shall be given to Alice daughter of William R. Smyth of St. Louis Missouri 

To Wicomico Presbyterian Church of Salisbury - $100 

Executor: son Samuel 

Witness: George W. Todd, E. L. Wailes 

4 August 1894 Then came 

F:331 

Winder Morris 

3 November 1881 

To son Winder Morris and Mary Morris - the house and lot, in the part of Salisbury called Georgetown, 

where I now reside fronting on East Church Street 66 feet and running back to Board Street 

To Lucretia Toadvine wife of Pumell Toadvine - $120 

To the heirs of Elizabeth Stanford - $120 

To son John Morris - lot of ground fronting on East Church Street 46 feet and running to Broad Street 

To son Matthew Roxburg - John's part if John dies without issue and also one lot of 68 feet fronting on East 

Church Street and running back to Board Street 

Executor: son Winder 

Witness: C. W. Colbom, Samuel J. Wailes, John D. Truitt 

1 September 1894 Then came 



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F:332 

Leah Brewington of Camden Ave., Salisbury 

27 July 1894 

To daughter Elizabeth E. Rounds - third of estate 

To sons Henry S. Brewington and Clarence M. Brewington - Elizabeth's part if she should die before me 

To son Clarence - $5 

To Carl Ray Brewington son of Clarence - third of estate to be invested by his father 

To son Henry Scott Brewington - third of estate 

Executor: Ernest Walton Brewington 

Witness: Cleste B. Brewington, Martha A. Gillis 

3 1 August 1 894 Then came 

F:334 

Alice Stambury wife of Thomas 

28 January 1890 

To children and grandchildren: sons George Stambury, Albert M. Stambury, Julius F. Stambury, James A. 
Stambury, Granville Stambury; daughters Sally J. Waller wife of William K. Waller and Delia F. Dougherty 

wife of George W. Dougherty and my two sons William F. Stambury and John W. Stambury and my 

daughters Mary A. Furbush wife of Franklin Furbush and Nelia C. Stambury my granddaughter - life 
insurance policy in the Washington Life Insurance Company in the city of New York and the policy in the 
Etna Life Insurance Company of Stanford 
Executor: son James A. Stambury 
Witness: Robert Mitchell, William Douglas 
3 October 1894 Then came 

F:336 

Rubin S. Elliott 

25 February 1895 

To son George W. Elliott - all personal property and the farm where I now live containing 70 acres provided 

he pay the remainder of the purchase price. If he refuses the land to be sold and the balance divided among 

my eight children 

To son James B. Elliott -$10 

To son Rubin Elliott -SIO 

To son Thomas Elliott - $5 

To Elen S. Elliott - $20 

To Marias B. Elliott - $2 

To daughters Roxana J. Elliott and Lillie M. Elliott - bed and furniture each 

Executor: son George 

Witness: George M. Maddox, Samuel B. Bailey, Elijah Baily 

30 March 1895 Then came 

F:337 

Thomas S. Heam 

17 April 1895 

To wife Eliza J. Heam - all property 

Executor: wife 

Witness: George W. Bell, Laura E. Heam, Levinia Heam 

23 April 1895 Then came 



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F:338 

Alexander Robertson of Sharptown 

5 March 1895 

To son Jethro Robertson - that land, being part of Addition To Venture and part of Long Delay, beginning ai 

Enoch Quinton's Land and running with the old public to the new public road and thence with the new road 

to the private road leading to the Ridgefield Landing and then to Thomas L. Twiford's land. 

To son Henry Robertson - all that tract, being part of Addition To Venture , beginning at a marked pine and 

thence running the middle road to the land of William L. Brown and then to Thomas Twiford's land 

To wife Maria J. Robertson - half interest in tract at the junction of the new public road with the old road 

near the residence of Enoch J. Quinton. Also house in Sharptown for lifetime 

To son Ira Robertson - the other half of the above tract given to my wife 

To daughter Elizzie A. Spicer of Laurel Delaware - the house in Sharptown after wife's death 

Executor: sons Jethro and Henry 

Witness: William Riggin, Jonathan Burnett 

24 April 1895 Then came 

F:340 

Sallie Matthews wife of William H. Matthews 

3 December 1886 

To son John W. Matthews - house and lot on the south side of the county road leading from Salisbury to 

Snow Hill being the same property I purchased of Peter Tilghman 

To son Sydney P. Matthews - the farm where 1 now live located on the north side of the county road leading 

from Salisbury to Snow Hill being the same property I purchased of James Matthews 

To Sanford D. Matthews - $200 to be paid by son Sydney 

To daughters Mary E. Matthews, Rosa B. and Olivia E. Matthews - $100 each to be paid by son Sydney 

To husband William - a home and maintenance on the said farm 

To grandson Alfred Horsey - $25 

Executor: sons John and Sydney 

Witness: E. L. Wailes, John M. Dashiell 

25 April 1895 Then came 

F:342 

12 August 1892 

To John W. Sensing of Philadelphia - $1 

To daughter Amelia B. Games wife of John W. Games - $1 

To wife Unice Bensing - all estate for her lifetime 

To children of daughter Amelia, viz. Herbert, Rachel, Charles, Howard, John, Marian, and E. May - 

proceeds from the sale of house and lot after the death or marriage of my wife 

Executor: Daniel Foskey 

Witness: Walter B. Stephens, John C. Radish 

13 May 1895 Then came 



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F:343 

Charlotte W, Parker 

2 August 1892 

To grandson Elisha P. Parker - feather bed and $500 

To grandson William C. Parker - feather bed and $500 

To grandson Joseph H. Parker - feather bed and $500 

To granddaughter Ester E. Parker "now married one Ernest Heam" - chinaware that I bought of my aunt 

Amelia Parsons and $500 

To granddaughter Lucy Jane Parker - my organ and $500 

To granddaughter Charlotte E. Parker - $1000 

To son Clayton C. Parker - $1000 and residue of estate 

Executor: son Clayton 

Witness: Benjamin H. Parker, Sylvanus J. Tilghman, Eugene M. Oliphant 

2 1 May 1 895 Then came 

F:345 

Rosetta Hardy of Tyaskin District 

24 December 1886 

To children Mary H. Nutter, Louisa Wallace, Albert Hardy, Alverta Nutter, Warce C. Hardy, Irene Hardy, 

Marvin Hardy - house and lot where I now reside and all the furniture belonging, canoe called Little Rosa 

To husband Samuel - a home and to manage the house and lot and the balance of the property; but that he 

shall not have the power to sell property 

Witness: Robert H. Elsey, James Laws, William F. Backley 

11 June 1895 Then came 

F:346 

Matthew Conley of Sharptown 

llJuly 1882 

To wife Elizabeth - house and lot where I now live known as Island Eyr and containing 26 acres. Also 

personal property 

To daughter Mary Walker wife of Thomas W. Walker - the above house and lot after wife's death 

To daughter Amanda Bailey wife of Levin Bailey - $25 

To granddaughter Lena T. Gravener - $25 when she is of age 

Executor: Thomas Walker 

Witness: Thomas J. Twilley, William S. Marshall, Albert W. Robinson 

30 July 1895 Then came 

F:348 

Leah Hooper 

10 April 1883 

To daughter Margaret A. Humphreys wife of Lafayette Humphreys - $500 

To sons John B. Hooper and William F. Hooper - the above $500 if Margaret dies without issue and also 

residue of estate 

Executor: son William 

Witness: Robert E. Powell, S. E. Gordy, E. Stanley Toadvine 

26 September 1 895 Then came 



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F:349 

Lydia B. Collins 

19 October 1895 

To daughter in law Harriett E. Collins - house and lot where I now live in Parsons District containing 'A 

acres. Also the stock of store goods in the storehouse, wagon and horse 

To Horatio Collins (husband of Harriett) - house and lot after Harriett's death 

Witness: Robert A. Lowe, John D. Truitt, Josiah Gordy 

12 November 1895 Then came 

F:350 

Thomas Jones 

18 September 1890 

To Samuel H. Twigg - silver watch and double barrel shot gun 

To Maud Twigg - residue of estate 

Executor: friend Maud Twigg 

Witness: John H. Gordy, Sylvanus Trader 

23 December 1895 Then came 

F:351 

Joseph R. Collins 

2 December 1892 

To wife Mary Collins - house and lot on the north side of Chestnut Street in Salisbury for her lifetime 

To son Joseph M. Collins and daughter Laura A. Parsons wife of Isaac H. Parsons - the above house and lot 

after wife's death 

To daughter Laura Parsons - house and lot on William Street where 1 now reside and to her children at her 

death 

To son Joseph - the farm on the west side of Dagsbury Road purchased of John B. Collins and containing 

1 16 acres and land on the east side of Dagsbury Road binding on the Delaware line which I purchased of 

Nancy Cordry and containing 70 acres 

To Mary J. King wife of Benjamin S. King - $180 to be paid by son Joseph 

To son Samuel Q. Collins - $20 to be paid by son Joseph 

Executor: son Joseph and Jay Williams 

Witness: William M. Mumford, R. D. Ellegood, John M. Dashiell 

26 December 1895 Then came 

F:353 

George Waller 

18 November 1890 

To son Jonathan Waller - the mortgage 1 hold against him for $2500 on the farm where he now lives 

To son James Waller - the mortgage I hold against him for $2500 on the farm where he now lives 

To son George D. Waller - the note 1 hold against him for $2500 for his part of the farm where he now lives 

To son Richard Waller - the note against him for $2500 for his part of the farm where he now lives 

To daughter Martha Waller and Adeline wife of Charles E. Williams - the Kennerly Farm 

To daughter Julia D. Waller - the farm in Trappe District 

To wife Julia Ann Waller - all real estate in Salisbury and the Fowler Farm at Spring Hill 

To daughter Adeline - the house and lot in California after wife's death 

To Martha - 2/3 of the Hooper House after wife's death 

To Julia - 1/3 of the Hooper house after wife's death 

To four sons - after wife's death, house where I now reside and the houses and lots bounded by Division 

Street Extended, Parsons Cemetery and Baltimore and Eastern Shore Rail Road. Also the Fowler Farm 

Witness: William Leonard, J. J. Morris, John S. Fulton 

13 March 1896 Then came 

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F:355 

William Taylor 

13 June 1893 

To wife Elizabeth Taylor - all estate for her lifetime 

To Marion S. Marvell (son of my wife's daughter Aureiia P. Marveil "commonly known as Martha Marvell) 

- estate after wife's death 

Witness: George W, Bell, Cora Hayman, Fannie Marvel 

24 March 1896 Then came 

F:356 

Mary A. Pollitt 

10 July 1893 

To son Joshua D. Pollitt -$1 

To grandson Gaston (Craston?) A. Pollitt - farm in Worcester County "which 1 heired by the death of my 

father James Colborne", also house and lot in that part of Salisbury called Camden which was willed to me 

by my husband William Pollitt; also house and lot on Poplar Avenue in Salisbury adjoining a lot of Dr. Levin 

D. Collins on the north side and adjoining a lot of Wesley Williams on the east and the lot of Joseph Hearn 

on the south; also house and lot which I inherited by the death of my mother Shady Colboum; also a piece of 

land adjoining the same on the south which was will to me by my husband William Pollitt 

To granddaughter Edny Pollitt - the above if her brother dies without issue 

Executor: Thomas H. Williams, Samuel Gordy, Irving Powell, John Alfred Hearn (and that one of them be 

appointed guardian to my grandson) 

Witness: E. A. Toadvine, D. J. Holloway, John D. Truitt 

31 March 1896 Then came 

F:357 

Margaret Leonard 

2 April 1896 

To husband George W. Leonard of C. - house and lot where I now live in Salisbury adjoining the A. M. C. P. 

church lot on the east 

Witness: John D. Truitt, Richard Deshiell (Dashiell), John H. Smith 

21 April 1896 Then came 

F:358 

Ebenezer L. Wailes of Salisbury 

24 October 1883 

To wife Annie T. Wailes - all estate 

Executor: wife 

Witness: Thomas Perry, Stephen Toadvine, Daniel J. Holloway 

8 May 1896 Then came 

F:259 

Sallie Parker 

4 April 1896 

To brother Thomas Parker of A. - all property consisting of household and kitchen furniture and clothing 

Witness: Emma White, F. M. Slemons 

30 May 1896 Then came 



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F:360 

John C. Birckhead 

20 February 1889 

To daughter-in-law wife of my son James - V2 acre of land at the southwest comer of my farm 

To son-in-law Edward Jones husband of my daughter Hester - acre of land "joining that devised to Mary" 

where the said Edward now lives 

To son John - west side of my farm joining Adison Wilson and running within 40 yards of my dwelling 

being about 30 acres 

To son Noah - the homestead where 1 now live that is to say the east field adjoining Honey Harcum's being 

about 35 acres 

To daughter Sarah Ellen - acre joining son John's portion on the county road at the north portion of the farm 

To daughter Emily Virginia - acre joining Sarah Ellen's 

To daughter Ann - acre joining that of Emily Virginia 

To son Lenox - 4 acres on the south end of my farm joining Jesse Davis, Adison Wilson, and my sons 

Noah's and John's portions 

Executor: son John 

Witness: Thomas J. Turpin, John W. Adkins, Oran A. Nelson 

4 August 1 896 Then came 

F:362 

William T. Disharoon 

1 July 1896 

To Powellville Methodist Protestant Church - $250 

To wife Hetty A. Disharoon and children: Levin B. Disharoon, Charles R. Disharoon, William A. Disharoon, 

Ella P. Godfrey. Mary A. Pennewell, Henry W. Disharoon, and Jane A. Bailey - balance of estate 

Executor: son Charles 

Witness: King V. White, John W. Davis, William T. Harman 

8 August 1896 Then came 

F:363 

Joshua H. Marvil of Laurel, Sussex County Delaware 

24 January 1893 

To brother James A. Marvil - the monies he owes me and "that all evidence of his indebtedness to me shall 

be marked satisfied canceled and destroyed" 

To "my faithful nephew" Harvey F. Marvil - his debts owed to me 

To nephews Joseph Marvil and Lorenzo W. Marvil - $500 each 

To my grand-nephew Joshua H. son of Lorenzo Marvil - $500 

To housekeeper Oleoria Legates - $200 

To son Joshua Dallas Marvil and grandson Joshua D.(H.?) Marvil - household furniture shares of my stock 

in the First National Bank of Seaford 

To grandson Joshua H. Marvil - real estate in the square lying east of West Street in the town of Laurel that 

is to say bounded by West Street, Sixth Street, the Delaware Railroad, and the Methodist Protestant 

Graveyard; excepting the ground on which my office stands, and the office building, and my family burial 

lot. Also the granaries, stables, bams, including my interest in the mill and factory of N. Ward & Co. 

To son Joshua Dallas Marvil - real estate on the westside of West Street in Laurel and south of the Laurel 

River and bounded by West Street and the land of William W. Dashiell, Maria Bacon and others with all the 

dwellings, bams, granaries and other buildings thereon with my office and office furniture provided that my 

son pay to my nephew Harvey H. Marvil 1/5 of the profits of the mill and basket and crate manufacturing for 

a term of eight years and that he pay to my son Joseph the sum of $33 per month for Joseph' single life 

Executor: son Joshua and nephew Harvey 

Witness: Henry Baker, Daniel J. Fooks, Joseph S. Pusey 

17 April 1895 Then came 

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F:368 
Peter Freeny 

9 January 1894 

To wife Elizabeth - all property including one cupboard, one sideboard, four odd chairs, three carpets, three 

beds, four plows, one cross cut saw, one hand saw, one drawing knife, three pitch forks, three weeding hoes, 

one com sheller, one scythe, one clock, one looking glass 

Executor: wife 

Witness: Jehu T. Parsons. Elijah J. Parsons, G. W. D. Waller 

15 September 1896 Then came 

F:369 

Hettie N. Wright 

19 May 1892^ 

That all estate be sold "and after the payment of all my just debts, costs of administration, and funeral 

charges, including a plain stone over my remains; I also direct that good clothing be my burial suit even if 

they be plain, and the balance of my estate I direct shall be divided ... among my heirs at law" 

Executor: Thomas B. Taylor 

Witness: Levin Wilson, Robert F. Bratten 

22 October 1896 Then came 

F:370 

John H. Ruark 

11 October 1894 

To brother William M. Ruark, sister Mary Goslee wife of Thomas Goslee, and my niece Emma Waller - the 

farm where 1 now live 

To Miss Annie M. Goslee - my house and lot in Salisbury lying on the east side of Camden and all 

household and kitchen furniture 

To Henry R. Porter and George P. Porter children of Jefferson - my house and lot at the death of Annie 

Goslee 

To Florence Porter wife of Jefferson Porter - my organ 

To Annie Waller- $100 

Executor: brother William 

Witness: H. Laird Todd, S. Somers Gunby, Dean W. Perdue 

19 October 1896 Then came 

F:372 

John Selby Goslee 

17 July 1896 

To children John W. Goslee, Sidney P. Goslee Thomas W. Goslee, Franklin Grant Goslee, Margaret 

Virginia wife of Joseph Waller, Emily widow of Thomas B. Freeny, Julia wife of William George Ellis. 

Martha Ellen wife of George A. Wolford. Elizabeth Jane wife of Noah Majors, Ruth wife of Alexander W. 

Goslee, Lily E. wife of James Dikes, and Ina Maude wife of John Killiam - proceeds from sale of all estate; 

except 1/4 acre of the farm which is to be set apart as a graveyard 

Executor: son Franklin 

Witness: James Vincent, Samuel E. Foskey 

10 November 1896 Then came 



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F:373 

James Conner (now temporarily residing in Selbyville Delaware) 

20 August 1896 

To oldest daughter Jennie Crockett and son George Conner (now of New York) and second daughter Ella 

May Parks - $1 each 

To Jay Williams of Salisbury - rest and residue of estate so that he may collect the rents, issues, profits and 

interest and income of the same and pay debts and manage the estate and act as guardian to my youngest 

children. The monies to be held in trust until my youngest living child is of age 

To wife Mary J. Conner and children Walter, Martha, Clarence, Florence, James - income from estate. 

That "Martha and Florence shall receive their said share of said income for their maintenance only so long as 

they shall remain single; and no longer; and provided further that Martha and Florence are to have money 

taken from the principal ... to prepare them thoroughly for teaching school and cloth them in the meantime 

while being so prepared to teach" 

"Should it be known that any of my sons should visit or frequent the barrooms or the saloons or take to the 

use of tobacco, or do any other disreputable things they shall be entirely cut off from any claim on my estate" 

"My chief aim and object is to protect the young until they are able to do for themselves and I do hope and 

pray that no Court of Justice shall ... try a suit to break this will on any legal technicality or mistake" 

Executor: Jay Williams 

Witness: Isaiah J. Erasure, Kendall M. Wiley, Harley K. McCabe 

19 September 1896 Then came 

F:378 

John W. Twilley 

3 January 1896 

To wife Leah C. Twilley - all personal estate. Also my home farm lying in Quantico District for her lifetime 

To sons Robert Twilley and Levin R. Twilley - the above farm after wife's death 

To daughters Rebecca E. Allen, Virginia A. Wilson, Mary R. E. Heam, and Roxanna Riggin - $22 each to be 

paid by each of my sons 

To sons Samuel C. Twilley, John L. Twilley, William F. Twilley, George W. Twilley, and Francis J. Twilley 

- land in Trappe District known as the Collins Farm 

Executor: wife 

Witness: E. Stanley Toadvine, George W. Bell 

12 January 1897 Then came 

F:379 

Amanda E. Dennis of Suffolk Virginia 

24 April 1886 

To children Margaret A. Dennis, Gertrude E. Whaley, Charles M. Dennis, Samuel M. Dennis - my farm near 

Salisbury which was purchased by me from Samuel A. Graham, trustee. This is be held (until the youngest 

child is of age) by the named children for the benefit of themselves and my other children Dora Dennis, 

Claud Dennis, William Dennis and Paul Dennis 

Witness: John H. Wright, Lycurgus Rose 

23 January 1897 Then came 

F:381 

Warren J. Hastings 

5 January 1897 

To wife Clara A. Hastings - house and lot where I now live located on Broad Street in Salisbury and all 

personal property and my carpenters tools 

To daughter Louisa Yokaum - $1 

Witness: John D. Truitt, Alexander Aikman, William S. Boston 

27 January 1897 Then came 

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F:382 

George W. Robertson 

13 March 1895 

"having heretofore made ample provisions for, or arrangements with my sons Geo. H. Robertson and Jas. W. 

F. Robertson, I therefore do not give them anything by this will" 

To daughter Charlotte Larmor wife of A. H. D. Larmor - residue of the Caleb Hughes Farm in Tyaskin 

District not heretofore sold and conveyed by me. A part having been sold to Henry Toadvine and a part to 

Jas. W. F. Robertson 

To daughter Laura Harris - $150 to be paid by daughter Charlotte, $350 to be paid by Martha While 

To Martha J. White wife of Adolphus J. White - the residue of the Mary Jones Farm which was not 

heretofore conveyed or sold by me. Parts having been sold to Jas. M. Roberts and Geo. H. Robertson and 

Jas. W. F. Robertson 

To wife Ellen S. Robertson - residue of my real estate 

To "my three children by my said wife" Elmer H. Robertson, Norah (Nora) E. Robertson, Vernon W. 

Robertson - residue of real estate after wife's death and residue of estate 

Executor: Benjamin R. Dashiell, James E. EUegood 

Witness: Albert E. Mezick, W. J. Wailes 

14 February 1897 Then came 

F:383 

Sallie A. Wailes 

8 September 1896 

To husband William J. Wailes and daughter Julia F. Wailes and son William K. W. Wailes - proceeds from 

sale of personal estate and house and lot near Wetipquin Creek in Tyaskin which 1 inherited from my aunt 

Mary W. Turner. Also a square of land adjoining where 1 now live and adjoining the north comer of 

Margaret E. Robertson's land together with a right of way to said square of land running from the county 

road leading from Jones M. E. Church to Roaring Point. This square of land to be set aside for a family 

graveyard 

To husband William - house and lot where I now live containing 3 acres being part of tract called Oregon 

and my swamp and marsh land which 1 bought of E. Stanley Toadom (Toadvine?) trustee 

To children - the above after husband's death 

Executor: husband 

Witness: John S. Robertson, Henry W. Robertson 

24 February 1 897 Then came 

F:385 

John W. Elliott of Sussex County Delaware 

27 March 1896 

To wife Priscilla C. Elliott - all household goods and kitchen furniture and the use and income of the house 

and lot where I now live for her lifetime or widowhood 

To son Frazier G. Elliott - the store house and lot in Delmar that he now occupies. The line beginning at 

Grove Street and running with the divisional wall to William S. Marvel's land. Also the house and lot where 

1 now live after the death or marriage of my wife. "1 hereby except the right of way on the east side and south 

end of said store house to and from the store house now occupied by Frank E. Lynch to him the said Frazier" 

To daughter Adallia B. Gordy - $200 to be paid to her by my son Frazier. Also a certain tract in Little Creek 

Hundred where Joseph Lecates now lives being the land bought of Levin Lecates, Walston Lecates and 

Greensbury Lecates containing about 147 acres 

To son Archelaus B. Elliott - tract in Little Creek Hundred that I (bought?) of Jonathan J. B. Fooks and 

containing 200 acres 



(Cont.) 

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To son Charles E. Elliott - the store house and lot in Delmar now occupied by Frank E. Lynch. Also tract in 

Wicomico being all the land I accepted and bought of the intestate lands of my father Benjamin Elliott 

To son Roland F. Elliott - tract in Little Creek Hundred of 1 10 acres which I bought of Benjamin Elliott and 

52 acres bought of Winder Hastings and 'A of the tract of land in said hundred owned by James Morris and 

my self which we bought of William A. Morris. Also apiece of land in said Hundred near Delmar that 1 

bought of Ebenezer Riggin 

Executor: son Frazier 

Witness: James H. Tyre, Jackson L. Ellis, James T. Wilson 

17 March 1897 Then came 

F:389 

Isabella Taylor 

20 October 1896 

To son Jacob Taylor - parcel of 50 acres in Quantico District on the east side of the county road leading from 

Quantico to Green Hill being Vz mile north of of Green Hill Creek where the road leading from Quantico to 

Whitehaven crosses said creek being the same place where I and my husband James Taylor lived during his 

lifetime and at the time of his death 

To daughter Hannah A. Ross - $200 to be paid by son Jacob 

To grandson Lewood Insley - S50 to be paid by son Jacob 

Executor: son Jacob 

Witness; William H. N. Dashiell, A. K. Soloway 

17 March 1897 Then came 

F:390 

Priscilla J. Dunn 

12 July 1894 

To eldest son Horris W. Dunn - house and land where I now live 

To daughters Margaret Elizabeth Insley, Laura Jane Larmore, Susan Emily Willing and Madora Jane 

Jackson; and to the heirs of John R. Larmore and Hester Ann Larmore and the heirs of William J. Messick 

and Mary P. Messick (deceased daughter) - the sum of $8 to be paid by son 

Executor: Francis A. Willing 

Witness: William H. Heath, John S. Robertson, George D. Heath 

24 March 1897 Then came 

F:391 

Henry T. Hursh of Sharptown 

8 April 1897 

To Frances Ellen Griffith wife of Albert C. Griffith - all estate 

Executor: Levin T. Cooper 

Witness: James Robinson, Jonathan P. Burnett 

8 May 1 897 Then came 

F:393 

Henry Waller ("a colored man") 

26 August 1893 

To son Joseph Waller - house and lot where I now live on the west side of the county road from Salisbury to 

Spring Hill 

Toson John Waller -$16 

To daughter Ellen Waller - $5 and one bed 

To son Peter Waller - $5 and one clock 

(Cont.) 

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To son Frank Waller - $5 and one bed 

To son Alfred Waller -$10 

To daughter Charlotte Waller - one bed 

To daughter Nancy Waller $5 and one bed 

To grandson John Waller - my gun 

Executor: son Joseph 

Witness: William J. Riggin, D. J. Staton, S. W. Dykes 

29 May 1897 Then came 

F:394 

Isaac N. Jackson of Washington D. C. 

1 5 February 1 890 

To wife Fannie H. Jackson - ail estate 

Executor: wife 

Witness: W. E. Edmunston, Charles E. VanArsdale, George Francis Williams 

17 June 1897 Then came 

F:396 

William D. Records fonnerly of Delaware but now a resident of Salisbury 

10 October 1888 

To wife Nancy W. Records - personal estate, except horse and carriage and one desk. Also all the real estate 

in Salisbury for her lifetime 

To son John B. Records - the store house and lot and the house and lot adjoining the land of Edward Goslee 

in Salisbury. This after wife's death. Also the Robert Prettyman Farm and the horse and carriage 

To Willard S. Records - two houses and lots, one of them being where he now lives and the other adjoining. 

Also the fami known as the Daniel Melson farm in Sussex County 

To daughter Mary Jane Spicer wife of Edward W. Spicer - house and lot adjoining the house and lot 

bequeathed to John and house and lot on the west side of the road leading from Salisbury to Berlin adjoining 

the lands of William Jackson and others the same being on the north end of an alley which I have opened 

between me and Oscar Freeney. Also the farm called the Ephraim Pusey farm in Sussex County 

To son Thomas W. Records - fann known as the Stephen Melson farm in Sussex County 

To son George W. Records - $1000 minus the obligations 1 hold against him 

That Joseph P. Smith be released of all liabilities I have against except one which appears of record assigned 

by me to James T. Smith 

Executor: sons 

Witness: Hiram S. Short, Robert J. Davidson, John L. Thompson 

Codicil to the above will 

8 November 1894 

To the children of Mary J. Spicer (now deceased) - all property that would have passed to the said Mary 

To the children of Willard S. Records (now deceased) - the property that would have passed to Willard to 

now be enjoyed by his widow and then passed to his children 

Witness: Charles R. Jones, George C. Calhoun, John L. Thompson 

24 June 1897 Then came 

F:399 

Isabella Humphreys widow of Dr. Cathell Humphreys late of Salisbury 

no date 

To daughter Belle H. Jones - all promissary notes or other debts owed me, all household and kitchen 

furniture and garden tools. Also all houses and land 

Witness: R. E. Powell, T. E. HoUoway, William J. White 

6 July 1897 Then came 

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F:400 

Hezekiah Hastings 

19 September 1895 

To wife Mary E. Hastings - all personal property and that part of my home farm where I now dwell which is 

on the east side of the new county road leading from the town of Delmar to George W. Leonard's mills. This 

for her lifetime 

To son Elijah W. Hastings - the above after wife's death 

To daughter Kathleen Hastings - $400 to be paid by son Elijah 

To daughter Edith M. Hastings - all the part of the old homestead farm that formerly belonged to my father 

Asbury Hastings situated about one mile west of Delmar adjoining the land of Samuel Hastings, William 

Sermon, Lavinia Sheppard, Elijah Freeney 

To daughter Martha E. Hastings - $200 to be paid by daughter Edith. Also lot of ground at the northeast 

comer of Fourth and East Elizabeth Streets in Delmar bounded on the north by a private road known as 

Dave's Road and on the east by a lot owned by W. A. C. Williams 

To daughter Kathleen Hastings - land about 'A mile south of Delmar adjoining the land of Elijah Freeney and 

William Sermon and bounded on the northeast by the aforesaid new county road and containing 37 acres 

To daughter Lavinia E. Parsons wife of John G. Parsons - $5 and no more 

Executor: wife and son 

Witness: Theodore A. Veasey, Philip C. Heam, Samuel E. Foskey 

6 July 1897 Then came 

F:402 

Virginia Emily Mitchell of Salisbury 

1 1 December 1 895 

To step-daughter Minnie A. Mitchell - house and lot in that part of Salisbury called California. Also my 

diamond finger ring and balance of jewelry and all clothing and residue of personal estate 

To husband William Wesley Mitchell - $1600 

To niece Olevia Everishman? - my gold watch and chain with charms which includes a five dollar gold 

piece, my gold breast pin, gold finger ring 

Executor: husband 

Witness: Thomas H. Mitchell, William J, Staton, Gustavus W. White 

7 July 1897 Then came 

F:404 

Margaret C. Smith wife of Albert Smith 

17 October 1882 

To daughter Leah Caroline Smith - all property including the house and lot on Church Street in Salisbury 

Executor: daughter 

Witness: E. Stanley Toadvine, Daniel J. HoUoway, William C. King 

8 July 1897 Then came E. Stanley Toadvine. Daniel J. Holloway being dead and William C. King a non- 
resident of Maryland. Then came Charles Holland and Levin Dorman and made oath to the handwriting of 
Daniel J. Holloway and William C. King 

F:405 

William S. Parsons 

19 July 1897 

To son Marion Parsons - $500 

To sons Marion Parsons, J. Augustus Parsons, George P. Parsons - balance of estate 

Executor: son Marion and brother Milton A. Parsons and friend L. Sydney Bell 

Witness: George W. Bell, F. Marion Slemons 

27 July 1897 Then came 



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F:407 

Levin B. Price 

25 May 1897 

To wife Mary J. Price - ail estate consisting of the Graham Farm, the Stewart Lot, Cherry Grove Lot, and 

house and lot where I now live in Allen, That she should not commit any waste of the timber land 

To children F. F. Price, Isaac. L. Price, L. B. Price Jr., Nannie White and Kate E. Price - the above at wife's 

death or marriage 

Executor: son Isaac and wife 

Witness: Peter A. Malone, George T. Malone, S. F. Malone 

20 August 1897 Then came 

F:409 

Peter P. Truitt 

7 August 1897 

To Isaac M. Truitt "my eldest son now living" - my farm down to the line running from Lemuel Duncan's 

land to the land of Jesse H. Bratten. The line to be established by Lemuel Duncan and Rufus Truitt at a place 

they think most proper and to contain 100 acres 

To son Daniel J. Truitt - the remainder of the above farm lying to the west and south of that given Isaac and 

running to the New Hope Mill Pond. "My said son Daniel being ... of unsound mind, 1 do hereby appoint 

my son Isaac M. Truitt as his continued guardian" 

To grandson John H. Truitt - that part of tract called Golden Valley lying on the east side of the county road 

leading from Cobbs Hill to New Hope and part of a tract on the same road called Hampton and also that 

Golden Valley lying east of a line running south from the east comer of George Webb's stables to the land of 

Lemuel B. Duncan up to a cross fence that divides that tract from the farm where I now live called Turkev 

Ridge and containing 40 acres 

To wife Mary E. Truitt - the farm where I now live called Turkev Ridge for her lifetime and then to grandson 

John H. Truitt 

To grandchildren Martha E. and Clarence M. Davis - $10 each 

Executor: Lemuel Duncan 

Witness: Lemuel B. Duncan, Milby W. Davis, James W. Parker, Rufus Truitt 

31 August 1897 Then came 

F:411 

William P. Morris 

9 June 1897 

To son Jacob A. Morris - house and lot of 20 acres lying on the south of my apple orchard and on the east 

side of the county road leading from Fruitland 

To my other seven children Sallie E. Lankford (her children to have her share), Mary A. Morris, John E. 

Morris, Emlie C. Morris, Nellie E. Coats, Rosie W. Cox. Susan J. Lanford - balance of real estate 

Executor: son John 

Witness: William J. Riggin, James H. Cathell, Harry Smith 

6 September 1 897 Then came 



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F:412 

John W. Ryall 

20 March 1897 

To daughter Emma V. Thomas wife of John Thomas - all personal property. Also the land in Trappe Election 

District beginning at the northeast comer of the land of Mary Wilson on the line known as Wesley 

Toadvine's; thence with the north side of side lot of Mary Wilson to a ditch on the line of Mary Wilson and 

Mary Ryall and with the ditch and the land of Sally A. Thomas and then a straight line to the railroad 

To daughter Sally Thomas - land on the south of the above line 

To children William J. Ryall. Henry W. Ryall. Betsy E. Williams wife of Charles Williams, Mary C. Wilson 

wife of Washington Wilson, Robert E. Ryall, and Sara Jane Williams wife of James Williams - $20 each 

To Samuel Ackworth - $2 and the feather bed that belonged to his mother 

Witness: James E. Ellegood, Harry L. Brewington 

29 November 1897 Then came 

F:413 

Eli Robinson 

4 October 1894 

To son John E. Robinson - 4 acres where his house now stands adjoining the land of Mrs. Elenor Hurt 

To daughter Julia Marine - 4 acres where her house now stands 

To son Willis B. Robinson - residue of estate 

To grandchildren Erwin R. Walker and Mary Walker children of my deceased daughter Mary Walker and her 

husband John J. Walker - $50 each 

Executor: son Willis 

Witness: Albert W. Robinson, John R. Twilley, James Robinson 

29 December 1897 Then came 



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Index To f 
Ackworlh 



Hlizabeth McBridc* 37 
Samuel h 

Isaac S. 52 
J Fannie 32 
Mary F. 47 
Nancy 45 

Ann Mariali 32 
Daniel 53 
Ernest Mitchell 32 
Garrettson 13 
J. M32 
John W 60 
King L. White 32 
Lambert 7 
Mary 32 
Rider* 32 

A 33 

Alexander 62 
Sarah Jane 33 

Albert James 7 
Francis Percy 7 
Grace Whittington 7 
Joseph 7 
Lindley 7 

Mary Whittington 7 
Mary* 7 
Raymond 7 
Rebecca E. 62 
Verona 7 
William F 7 
William F 47 

Clemintine 16 
Gillis* 16 
Henry 2 
James 16 
Martha 2. 16 

'j B 12 
J, B 17 
James 36 

William F 57 

Eleanor 23 
Granville 23 
Harry 23 
James E. 43 
John 38 
John H 43 
John L 23 
L_23 
Maria 60 
Samuel 23 
William* 43 



Baley 

Ballard 

Banks 



Barkley 



Bartley 
Beach 



Daniel 1 1 
Elijah 1 1 
Jesse 1 1 

Albert 4, 36 
Alison 35 
Amanda 57 
Benjamin 42 
Elijah 55 
Emma 35 
James 39 
Jane A 60 
Jerusha A 52 
Jonathan 39 
Joseph 39, 44 
Josiah* 39 
Levin 57 
Margaret 39 
Mary E. 50 
Mitilda50 
Ozias* 35 
Rachel 39 
Sally R* 42 
Samuel 23, 50 
Samuel B 55 
Theadore 13 
Thomas 23, 36 
Thomas J 24 
Thomas J D 24 

John 31 
Julia31 

Charles 51 
Cornelius 51 
Henry 60 
Lemuel 51 
P, Taylor 5 1 
Robert E. 51 
Robert* 51 
Samuel B 5 1 
Silas 51 

Ma_ 51 

Drucella40 

Elizabeth Ellen 18 
Ephraim 26 
Margaret 2 
Mean 2 
Thomas 2 

Alfred 41 
Barkley 41 

Jessie 41 
Robert 41 

Virginia 33 

Margaret 39 



69 



Beachamp 

Tl 
Beauchamp 



Leonard 51 

George 5. 24, 50 
George W 53, 59 
George W. 66 
George W^ 51,55,62 
J. C. 47 
Jacob* 1 
L, Sydney 66 
Mariah 1 

Biddy 5 
Elisha*21 
Elizabeth 5 
Ephraim 8 
Gillis 13 
Isaac 31, 45 
Jonathan 18 
Jonathan Benson 8 
Joshua 14 
Laura 45 
Mary Jane 21 
Priscilla* 18 
Sarah 8, 10 
Washington 18 
William 11, 18 

JohnW* 56 
Unice 56 



Brady 



Albert 13 
Clara 13 
George 9, 25 
James 1 1 
John 1 1 
Marcellus 1 1 
S.J, 42 

Train 19.20,37,43 
Windsor 20 

Sarah 2 1 

B, S, 24 
Benjamin 31 
Elisha21 
Flavins 9 
George* 50 
Isabella 50 
J, Wesley 36 
JohnWinfield31 
Levin 10 
Margaret 10 
Richard 10 
Turpin 19 
W. C. 43 

Eleanor Woolford 25 
George Ashby Handy 25 
Nellie Woolford 25 



Jonathan* 8 
Sabra 8 
Sabra* 35 

Mary Jane 53 

Ann 60 

Emily Virginia 60 
James 60 
John 60 
John C * 60 
Lenox 60 
Noah 60 
Sarah Ellen 60 
William 1, 22 

Benjamin 22 
Benjamin T. 22 
John Thomas 22 
Susan* 22 
William M. 22 

Ezra 14 
W, S. 37 
William 62 



Joseph 14 

Edith 17 
Elizabeth 17 
Jesse 13 
Jesse H 67 
Joseph 10,45 
Joseph Gancey 1 7 
Joseph* 17 
Linda Marian 17 
Marianna 17 
Robert 8, 61 
Robert F. 46 
Robert Franklin 17 
Samuel 39, 45 
Susan Ann 17 



Laura 29 



Brewington 



J W, 48 
Carl Ray 55 
Clarence 14 
Clarence M 55 
Cleste B 55 
Ernest Walton 55 
Harry L 68 
Henry 10 
Henry S 55 
Henry Scott 55 
James 34 
Leah* 55 
Lucy 34 



70 



Brewington 

Margarite E 34 

Margarite* 34 

Nettie 34 

Sarah 37 

Scott 3 

W. L 18 

William t 16 
Britlingliam 

_ ■'iO 

Amelia 34 

Annie 34 

Ham 34 

Isaac 13 

James 34 

Joseph 45 

Levinia Hester 13 

Robert* 34 

Willie 34 



Annie 37 
llenriett* 37 



George C 65 



Addie 14 
Annie 14 
James 38 
Lemuel 14 
Lewis 14 
Luther 27 
Martha 27 
Mar> D* 14 
William 14 



E F26 
S_ 27 

Anna Maria 21 
Anthony 3 
Anthony* 3 
Baynard 36 
Caroline 21 
Charles 3, 21 
Elizabeth 21 
Elizabeth* 21 
Emma 21 
George 21 
Hester 8 
Isaac 3 1 
John 3, 21 
Joseph 21 
Lauzer 27 
Louisa 3, 21 
Lous 31 
Lucv 3 
Mary 3 1 
S_J 31 
Sarah 21 
Sarah Jane 21 
Thomas 21 
William 28 
William L 56 



Elizabeth 29 
George* 29 
Michael 24 



Carpenter 



Hester 12 

G W. 16 
James 19,67 
L James 21 
William 16 

George 13 



Hetty 47 
Mar> Ann 47 



Wesley 9 

James 3 
Julius 3 
Sally 3 



Cornelia 4 
E_ Clyde 4 
Eva 4 
George 4 
Hiram 4 
Margaret 4 
Mrs 32 
Samson* 4 



Colbome 
Colboum 



Mary 21 



Addie 36 
Jonathan 56 
Jonathan P 64 
Samuel 36 

Thomas 4 



71 



Collier 

Ardilla36 
Betsy 36 
George 35 
Levin 17, 35 
Levin D 53 
Louisa 17 
Mary E. 38 
SamiP* 36 
Collins 

Catherine* 19 
Charles 30 
Ephraim 1 1 
Harriett 58 
Henry 19 
Horatio 58 
John B 58 
Joseph 58 
Joseph M. 58 
Joseph R* 58 
Levin D. 59 
LydiaB.*58 
Mary 58 
Nancv 52 
Nancy* 33 
Noah 4 
Samuel Q 58 
William 3 
Coniey 

Matthew* 57 
property 57 
Connell) 

Elizabeth 7 
Emily* 48 
James E 48 
John 48 
Conner 

Clarence 62 
Florence 62 
George 62 
James 62 
James* 62 
Martha 62 
Mary J 62 
Walter 62 
Conoway 

Samuel 48 
Cook 

Stephen 32 
Cooley (Cookey?) 

Ann Eliza 2 
Robert 2 
Cooper 

Elizabeth 18 
George 1 1 
Hiram B 23 
John 44 
Jonah 39 
Jonathan 18 
Lambert 13.47 
Levin 47 
Levin T^ 64 
Levin* 45 
Lizzie A 47 
Mary 19.45 



Cooper 



Cordry 



Noah C 44 
Samuel 8 
Severn 19 
Severn H 47 
Severn H. 45 
Wailes45 
W. H. H. 41 

Nancy 58 

Annie 5 
John 5 

Emeline 25 
John 31 



J K 49 
John 19 

Octavia33 
Rosie 67 

Andrew 1 1 
H II 
H. A. 42 
H.N, 51 
Henrv* 1 1 
Hetty 11 
Lizzie A. 42 
Margaret 1 1 
Mar>' 11 

J. W. 40 
John 12 

Frederick 1 1 
Jennie 62 
John 23 
Mary Ellen 31 

Elsie L, 54 
F Roy 54 
James S 54 

Mary Ann 26 
William 26 

Franklin 49 
Henry 52 
Salathiel 52 



Robert 27 

John 10 
Richard 10 
Richard* 10 
William 10 



72 



I Marcclkis 1 
Ueniamin R 63 

Caleb 26 

Charles 7 

Edward 23 

Hliza* 26 

Henr> JM6 

I.M2 

Isaac 49 

J Louis 46 

James 26 

John 8, 46 

John M 56 

John M. 58 

John M 46 

John Marcellus i: 

John Tubman 42 

Levin 23, 26, 43 

Marcellous 42 

Mary A 49 

Mar>- A. 49 

Oliver 26 

Richard 59 

Rulus 10 

Sally 10 

William 9 

William HN 64 

William W 60 



Isaiah* 



Robert J 65 

Clarence 67 
Elizabeth 14 
Jesse 13, 60 
John W 60 
JohnW. 15 
Joseph G. 51 
Martha E 67 
Milby W. 67 
Sally Ann 13 
William 13 

Amanda 8 
Amanda E*. 62 
Benjamin* 3 
Charles M 62 
Claud 62 
Cord ilia 8 
Dora 62 
Ebenezer 4 
Garrison 51 
Julia 15 
Levi 51 
Littleton* 8 
Marcellus 8 
Margaret 62 
Mary 3 
Paul 62 
S P 29 
S P 10 
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Washington 8 
William 62 
Willie 8 

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Caleb 18 
Charles R 60 
Ellen Rebecca If 
Henry W 60 
Hetty A 60 
Irene 21 
James 18,21 
Joseph 46 
Joseph W, 46 
Lawrence 46 
Levin B 60 
Robert 3 
SallieE 46 
Samuel 18 
William 18 
William A 60 
William T* 60 
William* 18 

Isabella 26 
James 26 

Jimmy 23 

Elizabeth 52 
J H 49 

Levin 12,52.66 
Levin W 16 
Levin W. 52 
Lillian 52 
Lula35 
Rachel* 52 
Robert 9 
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William E 52 

Delia F 55 
George W 55 
Louisa 49 
Louisa A. 49 

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Elizabeth* 5 

George 5 
Downing 

James 35 

James* 35 

Levin 35 

MB. 39 

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William 35 
Downs 

Mary 4 

William 17 
Dredden 

Joshua 1 1 

Tabitha 1 1 
Do'den 

George 33 

Isaac 33 

Joshua 33 

Phyllis* 33 
Dulany 

LH. A, 49 

Albert 49 

l.H. A. 24 

Isaac 31 
Duncan 

James 15, 32 

Lemuel 67 

Peter 32 
Dunn 

Horris 64 

PriscillaJ* 64 
Dutton 

James 33 

Levin 33 

Noah 33 
Dykes 

Ebenezer 20 

Ellen 20 

James 8, 20 

John 20 

Peter* 20 

S. W65 

William 20, 33 
Edmunston 

W. E. 65 
Edwards 

John 38 

Sallie38 
Efforts 

Margaret 49 
Ellegood 

James 32, 40 

James E. 46, 53 

James E. 50,63, 

R D, 58 
Elhngsworth 

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Lucy 7 



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Anna 44 

Anne Mariah Elen 9 

Archelaus 63 

Charles E. 64 

D. 1.8 

Earnest Polk 9 

Edward 8 

Elen S. 55 

Elliott 64 

Frazier G 63 

George W 55 

Isaac Edward 9 

James B. 55 

James Henry 9 

James Henry P. 9 

James* 8 

John 20, 44 

John W. 63 

Julia 8 

Lenord Washington 9 

LillieM. 55 

Mariah* 9 

Marias B 55 

Missoui 8 

Priscilla63 

Roland F 64 

Roxana J. 55 

Rubin 55 

Rubins* 55 

Thomas 55 

William John Benjamin ' 
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Jackson 64 

Julia 61 

William George 61 
Elsey 

Robert H. 57 
Elzey 

Charles B 23 
English 

AsaA. B. 36 

Cornelius 14 

1 H 11 

Louisa 14 
Ennis 

Clement* 42 

Jessie 42 

Leah 42 

Samuel 36 

Sarah 36 
Evans 

Charles 20 

Isaac Henry 4 

John 20 

Josephus 46 

Kirt 15 

Lida 46 

Mary 2 

Robert 20 

Robert* 20 

Samuel 22, 46 

William 20 
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Beniamin 17 
Billy 14 
Billy F 15, 17 
Billy F 1,25 
Billy H 27, 28 
Billy R 50 
George 17 
Hiram 17 
James 17,25 
James H 15 
John 17 
Jonathan 17 
Samuel 17 
Sarah* 17 
William 25 
William E 15 

Alexander 48 
Arthur 48 
Henrietta 48 
James 48 
James* 48 
Jock 48 
William 48 

John 4 1 

Alice 16 
Anna 16 
Archibald 16 
Elizabeth 16 
George 43 
Henry 33 
John Alison 16 
Lafayett 16 
Laura 16 
Susan 33 

Lillie24 



Louisanna 26 
Phillis46 
William 26 

Henry 20 
Jehew 20 

Daniel 38 
Daniel J 60 
Elisha26 
Eliza 26 
Eliza* 25 
Gatty* 48 
Handy 6, 29 
Henry 6, 30 
Howard 26 
J, J 27 
J J 51 
J. M37 

James Henn. 26 
Jonathan 4 



Freeny 



Fulton 
Furbish 
Furbush 

Gale 



Game 
Games 



Jonathan J B 63 
Julia 26 
Levin 30 
M 116 
Mary Ann 20 
Merrill 30 
Nehemiah 8 
Samuel 25 
Samuel* 26 
Thomas 26 

Daniel 56 
Samiel 35 

Samuel2l.52, 53, 66 
Samuel E 61 
William 1 

Elijah 66 
G W42 
Martha 4 
Oscar 65 

Anne Maria* 29 
Elijah 34 
Elizabeth 61 
Emily 61 
G M. 51 
George 27 
John Oscar 29 
Maria Alice 29 
Peter* 61 
Sarah Jane 52 
Thomas B. 61 
William Anna 29 
William Moms 29 

John S 58 



Franklin 55 
Marv' A 55 

Asbur> 47 
Benjamin 3 
Ellen 3 
Emlie47 
John 33 
Laura 47 
Levin 1 1 
Oliva47 
R. 47 
Sallie 47 

Harry 6 

Amelias 56 
Charles 56 
E May 56 
Herbert 56 
Howard 56 
John 56 
John W 56 
Marian 56 



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Gordy 



Easter 19 
John 19 

Annie Mary 12 
James 45 
Margaret 12 
Martha 55 
Nancy 21 
William 21 

James 9 

Ella P. 60 

AdalliaB63 
Benjamin 27 
Caroline 27 
Emily 30 
Garrison 38 
Hester 27 
John 22 
John H. 58 
Josiah 58 
Julie Anne 22 
Mary 27 
Mary Ann 38 
Melissa 34 
Nathan 27 
PheniasE, 48 
S. E6 
S. E. 57 
Samuel 59 
Spicer27. 38 
Thomas 38 
VS. 10 
W, S 38 
Wesley 38 
William 19,27 
William W 9 
William* 38 

Alexander 61 
Annie 61 
Edward 65 
Franklin 61 
Franklin Grant 61 

Jesse 2 

John Selby* 61 
John W. 61 
Mary 61 
Ruth 61 
Sidney P 61 
Thomas 61 
Thomas W 61 

Eleanor 9 
John 9 



Gravener 
Gravenor 
Griffith 

Gum 



Asa* 36 

James 36 

John 36 

Joseph 20 

Levin 12 

Louisa 39 

Mary 19 

Robert 39. 53 

Samuel 1, 10, 17,20,26,35.47 

Samuel A. 53. 62 

Samuel A* 39 

William 24. 36 

Lena T 57 



Albert C. 64 
Frances Ellen 64 

Charles 27 
Francis 27 
John 27 
Manean* 27 
Mary 27 
Sarah 27 



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L. W20 
Nicholas 33 
S, Somers 61 

Joseph 27 

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Allen 27 
Asbury 53 
Frances 27 
Hester 27 
John 27 
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George 29 
Ginnie 16 
H. P. 47 
John 16 
Katie 16 

John 5 

Mary 7 
Honey 60 

Albert 57 
Irene 57 
Marvin 57 
Rosetta* 57 
Samuel 57 
Warce C 57 

William T.6C 



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Hasting 



Hayman 



James 32 
I. aura 63 
William 12 

A 36 

Daniel H 50 
Elisha* 50 
Hetty 50 
Joseph 50 
Levin 50 
Martin 36 
Matilda 50 
Sarah 50 
Sarah Ann 36 
William L 50 
Winder* 36 

Alpha Beatrice 52 
Asbun,' 66 
Clara 62 
Edith 66 
Elijah 22, 66 
Hezekiah* 66 
Isaac* 44 
Jacob 21 
John 52 
John Sydney 2 1 
Kathleen 66 
Laura Ellen 52 
Levin 52 
Martha 66 
Mary 66 
Moses 52 
Phillis E 52 
Samuel 66 
W S. 25 
Warren J. ♦ 62 
Wilber53 
Winder 52, 64 
Winder* 21 

Alfred 47 
Alice 47 
Americus 26 
Ann Maria 5 
Clary 47 
Cora 59 
Elsey47 
Emmie 47 
Francis 15 
Jane* 47 
L_26 
Sally 26 
Thomas 26 
Thomas W. 47 
William 1 

S_27 
Amelia 38 
Benjamin 29 
Charles R 4 
Charlie 23 
Daniel 38 
Elijah 11.28 



Ernest 57 
Ester E 57 



Hepburn 
Hickman 
Hill 

Hitch 



Isaac 11,29 
John A. 53 
John Alfred 59 
Joseph U,33, 59 
Laura E 55 
Lavater 35 
Levinia 55 
Mary R. E 62 
Mary* 29 
Peter 1 1 
Philip 66 
Phillip* 17 
Samuel 1 1 
Tabilha* 1 1 
Thomas S * 55 
William G 39 

George 51, 64 
Levin 51 
Samuel 41 
Samuel H 51 
William 41, 64 
William D* 51 

Stacv 2 1 



Hoag 
Hobbs 
Holland 
Holloway 



Aaron* 35 
Margaret Ann 35 

Alice 52 
Ezekiel 23 
Ezekiel* 52 
K.A.41 
Lucy 52 
Sarah 6 

Mamie Sterling 54 

Peter 24, 30 

Charles 10,28,31,66 

Billy H. 50 

D J 59 

Daniel 19,30,59 

Daniel J 66 

Elizabeth 50 

Joshua 17 

Lavinia Caroline 42 

Marth E 50 

MaryT, 17 

Phoebe Elenor 42 

T. E. 65 



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John 6 
John B 
Leah* 57 
William F 



Henrietta 48 

Alfred 56 
Sallie38 
Thomas 38 

Isaac 17 

Emily 45 
Loudy 45 
W.Frank 21 
William 21 

Emma 3 
Girshom 3 



Eliza* 40 
EllaDrucilla40 
Esther RJiutta 40 



Hughes 

Caleb 63 
Charley 46 
James 26 

John 23 
Marg 46 

Mary 46 
Humphreys 

Alpheus 20 

Cathell 65 

D C6 

Elizabeth 3, 5 

Eugene 5, 6 

George 6 

George* 35 

Gordan 6 

Humphrey* 6 

Huston* 5 

Isabella 5 

Isabella* 65 

John 10 

Josephus 29 

Lafayette 6, 12, 57 

Lucy 20 

Margaret A 57 

Mary 5 

Mary Anne 6 

Mary J. 43 

Matilda 10 

Randolph 6 

Theodore 6 

Thomas5, 6, 21,36, 37, 43 

W. A. 10 

Walter 46 

Walter Cathell 29 

Walton Cathell 5 



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Irving 
Jackson 



Leah 3 

Henry T. * 64 

Elenor68 

George 19 
Georgia 5 
James 3 1 
Joseph 36 
Lillie 5 

John 12 
Mary 12 

John R. * 39 
Mary 39 
Oscar 39 

Esau 24 
Lewood 64 
Margaret Elizabeth 64 



Levin TH 12 

Adova Etta 27 

Amanda 34 

Benjamin 42 

Clayton 27 

Elihu3, 32 

Fannie H. 65 

Hugh 3, 19,28,29,31,32 

Isaac 32 

Isaac N. 65 

Isaac* 3 

Madora Jane 64 

Martha E. 42 

Richard 32 

Sarah 28 

Sarah Mc B. 31 

Thomas 34 

W. H, 19 

Wilber32 

William 32, 65 

William H, 40 

Annie 49 
JohnF 49 
Wilford49 

Alberts. 48 
Daniel 23 
Eliza Jane 25 
James 2 1 
Joshua 18 
Josiah 41 
Josiah Thomas 25 
Josiah* 25 
Lazarous 3 
Mary 33 
Theodore 2 1 
William 29 



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A I, 3, 25 
Bell II 5 
Belle 65 
Charles R. 65 
Edward 60 
Hester 60 
Isaac 26 
Isaac D 51 
Mary 63 
Mitchell 22 
Thomas* 58 
Vesry''4I 
William 20 
William Henr>' 36 



R 25 



Lawrence 
Laws 



S.J. L, 



A 11 D63 
fharloltc 63 

Cieorge 49 
Henry 49 
Hester Ann 64 
James 49 
John R 64 
Laura Jane 64 

John 42 

J. R. 25 
Cora 35 
James 57 
Matilda 41 
R 35 
William 53 



Elizabeth 36 
Isaac 10,36 
Mary 36 
Thomas 36 

Ina Maude 61 
John 6 1 

Alexander 30. 33 
Benjamin S 58 
Ebby (Abby'') 52 
Elizabeth 30 
Mary J 58 
Nathaniel 5 
William 66 

Octavia 34 
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William 49 

AnnElizbeth9 
Cannon* 9 
Eliza Jane 9 
Giddeon 9 
Irvin9 
James 9 
Josephus 9 
July Ann 9 
Nancy 9 
Priscellar 9 
Suny Jane 9 
Sylvester 9 
Thomas 9, 22 
William 9. 22 

Susan 67 

S B 39 
Samuel 39 



Layton 
Lecatcs 



Legates 
Leonard 



Abigail Fooks* 42 
George 36, 50 
Maria Jan 36 
Mary Jane Dean 42 
William 50 

Samuel 27 

Greensbury 63 
Joseph 63 
Nehemiah B 54 
Walston 63 

Oleoria 60 

C. 59 
Elsey* 44 
George 66 
George W 59 
Jane 43 
Margaret* 59 
Martha A 44 
Perry 43 
Rufus 44 
SallieA 44 
Samuel 21, 43 
Sarah 21 
William 58 

Anna Bell 30 

Charissa 30 

Corra E 1 5 

Emma 9 

Gertrude Jane 15 

Henry P* 1 5 

Hetty* 30 

Hiram 30 

Hiram James Johnson 30 

Isaac 30 

Jacob Reed 30 

Jane 15 

JohnD H 15 

John EC 51 

King 30 

Larra 15 



79 



Livingston 



Riley Carrel 15 
Sarah 30 
Thomas 30 
Viola P 15 
William 4 
William H 30 

Betsy 19 
Nelly 19 

James 25 
JohnB. 41 
Levin* 41 
Mary 41 
Mary A 41 
Sarah 41 
Vesry''E41 
1 
William 8 

Alfred 27 
Dr46 
Emily 38 
John D, H 38 

Clara D. 41 
E. M. 23 
Ebenezer 23 
Eliza 18 
George 17,34 
George R 12 
Harry 23 
James 18 
John S, 52 
Joseph H. 23 
L_ 23 
Mary 23 
Nellie 23 
Robert 58 
Samuel 23 
Sarah 34 



Marine 
Marshall 



Martin 
Marvel 



Elizabeth Ellen 40 
Elizabeth* 5 
Emma 40 
George 40, 67 
George T. 40 
Ida Belle 5 
Lemuel 14, 18.40 
Letitia 40 
Levi 7. 18,40 
Levi* 40 
Louis 47 
Peter 67 
Robert 24 
S F. 67 
ST. 41 
Sally 40 
Simion 7, 40 
Simion* 18 

Joseph 9 
Walter 35 

Albert 25 
Cornelia 25 
Julia 25 
Lida25 
William S 57 

Edwin 42 

Fannie 59 
G. E 53 
George E* 54 
Margaret Lucretia 54 
Williams 63 

Aurelia P 59 
Marion S 59 
Martha 59 



Frank E 63 

George M 55 

George 37 
Jason 37 
John 37 
Joseph 37 
Sallie* 37 
Sylvanius 37 



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Elizabeth Jane 61 
Noah 61 

Alexander 9 
Alexander?. 24 
Alexander Porter 5 
Catherine 9 
Eliza 41 
Eliza E. 47 
Elizabeth 5 



Harvey 60 
Harvey H. 60 
James A 60 
Joseph 60 
Joshua 60 
Joshua Dallas 60 
Joshua H* 60 
Lorenzo 60 

James 56 
John W 56 
MaryE. 56 
Olivia E 56 
Rosa B 56 
Sallie* 56 
Sanford D 56 
Sydney P 56 
William H. 56 



Alfred* 36 
Ira 36 
Roxic 36 



I larlcy K. 62 



Hhftiha 30 
Josiah I 

Eleanor 29 
James Polk 29 
Stephen* 29 

Daniel 10,65 
Daniel* 10 
Elijah 27 
Ezekiel2I 
J, W, 52 
James 10, 12 
John 10 
John* 44 
Josephas 17 
Julian 
Levin 10 
Mary 44 
Pumell 10 
Rebecca 21 
Samuel 10 
Sarah 10 
Stephen 65 
Thomas 10 
William R 44 

W. W 54 
William 52 

B. Frank 40 
Drusilla* 37 
John 37 
Mary P. 64 
Thomas 37 
William 37 
William J 64 

Albert E 63 
Isaac 48 
Mar>-2 
Resiner 25 

Harriet 26 

Henry 27 

Ann Maria* 24 
Asbury 4 
Corvosa 15 
Edward 15 
James 4 
Joseph 7 
Justina* 15 



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Morga 



Matilda* 4 
Minnie 15, 66 
Rachel Caroline 52 
Robert 32, 55 
Rufus 4 
Thomas 66 
Virginia Emily* 66 
W H7 
Wesley 15 
William Wesley 66 

Benjamin 25 
Charles 23 
Delia 49 
John 2, 6 
Thomas 3 
W. S. 51 



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Mumford 

Murphy 
Nelson 



James 38 
Maria Jane 38 

Eliza 7 
EmheC. 67 
Harvey Byrd 37 
J, J, 58 
Jacob 29 
Jacob A 67 
James 64 
Jason 32 
John 54 
John E 67 
John L. 26 
Leonard 32 
Louis 26, 49 
Mary 37, 54 
Mary A. 67 
Matthew Roxburg 54 
Thomas 20 
William 15 
William A 64 
William P * 67 
Winder 54 
Winder* 54 

Ginna Anna44 
L. E45 
William M 58 

Isaac 18,31,35 
Margaret* 18 

Archilia 19 
Edward 44 
Horatio* 19 
Mar\' Rhoda 44 
Oran A 60 
Sally Jane 19 

Levin 32 



81 



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Owens 

O'Neill 
Palmer 
Pal more 

Parker 



Anne 8 
Betsy 6 
Jonathan 8 
Maggie E. 48 
Mary A. * 46 
Williams 

Littleton 19 
Rosa Marion 19 

Alverta57 
Mary H 57 
W. C. 22 

Eugene M 57 
James 1 1 
John 27 
Minos 27 
William 27 

James 27 
James* 27 
Mariah27 
Mary 27 
Merrion 27 
Sarah 27 

John P, 54 
K.ames C 39 



Hetty 30 

Mary* 2 
Peter 2 

A. 59 
A, W. 44 
B H. 9 
Benjamin 20 
Benjamin H. 57 
Benjamin W 21 
Charlotte E 57 
Charlotte W* 57 
Clayton C. 27, 57 
Eben 14 
Edward 14 
Elijah 33 
ElishaP. 11,57 
Eliza 27 
Elizabeth 11.33 
Ester E. 57 
GattyM. 17 
George 14 
George T. 53 
Hiram 17 
Hiram D * 53 
Isaac 2 1 
James W 51 
James W. 67 
John 14, 43 
JohnB. 21 



John* 21 
Joseph H 57 
Joshua 14, 17.52 
Lucy Jane 57 
Mahalal7,21,53 
Mary 14 
Mary A. E * 14 
Mary Ann 19 
Sallie* 59 
Samuel 21 
Thomas 14, 59 
William 27 
William C 57 

Ella May 62 
Mary Ann 1 1 

Amelia 57 
Amelia* 41 
Benjamin 6, 22 
Charles 16 
Charlotte* 16 
Daniel Henry 51 
Edwin 38 
Elijah 28. 38. 61 
Elijah J. 47 
Elisha28 
Elizabeth 28. 50 
Ernest 14 
George 66 
George Andrew 38 
Hannah 34 
Hubert 4 
Isaac H 58 
J. Augustus 66 
James 16. 28 
Jehu 61 

Jehu (John'') 31 
Jidda 28 
John G 66 
Julia 33 
Laura A. 58 
Lavinia 66 
Levan 34 
Lucy Randolph 6 
Margaret 1 
Marion 66 
Mary Hester 50 
Milton A, 66 
Minos 28 
Noah 28 
Peter R* 50 
Robert 50 
S, P 3 

Samuel 16,28,50 
Sarah 50, 51 
Theodore* 1 
Washington 52 
William 3, 28 
Williams* 66 
William W* 50 



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Clayton 3 

l-liza* 33 

Lllen* 40 

Lee 40 

R E Powell & Company ot'Salishury 40 

Asbury H 53 
DeanW 61 
James B 36 
James B 53 
John 30 
John D 53 
Martha 30 
Mary W" 53 
Robert 50 
S. S 53 

Thomas 59 

Leah* 5 
William Grant 5 

Andrew Jackson 23 
Anna 23 
Arietta 34 
Columbus 18 
Dink 23 
Elijah 21, 34 
Elizabeth 3 1 
Ella Gertrude 48 
Emily 38 
Emma 18 
Frederick 39 
George 3 1 
Hugh 32 
Ida 23 
Isaac 23 
Isaac B 48 
Jacob 3, 31 
James 23, 38 
James F 23 
Jane Elizabeth 48 
Jane Phillips 48 
Jefferson Davis 23 
John 23 
John E. * 54 
Joseph 23, 39 
Josiah 39 
Julia 23 
Laura 23 
Lizzie 23 
Mahala39 
Major 18,33 
Marcellus B. 23 
Mary Ellen 54 
Noah 23 
Richard 32 
Rufijs W. 23 
Samuel 23 
Samuel B* 23 
Samuel I. 23 
Sarah 31. 32 



Phippin 



Sarah Catherine 3 
Stephen Penrose 41 
Thomas R 23 
William 23 
Williams 23 

Goldsborough 1 1 



Benjamin 15 
Sarah* 15 

Henry 13 
Thomas 13 

Albert Lee 48 
Andrew Covington 1 
Ann Maria 48 
Anne Mariah 44 
Annie 9 
Anthony 9 
Edny 59 
Eliza* 31 
Ephraim 31 
Gaston 59 
George 3 1 
H F. 15 
James 3 1 
John 9 
Joshua 3 
Joshua D 59 
Josiah 15 
Levin Irving* 48 
Lewis 7, 9 
Lewis* 9 
Marion 9 
Martha 3 1 
Martha Jane 7 
Mary 3, 9 
Mary A* 59 
Perry I 

William 34, 59 
William Ralph 48 
William* 3 
Willie 9 

Annie 43 

Robert 27 
Sarah 27 

Emma 17 
Florence 61 
George 6 1 
Henry 61 
JetTerson 61 



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Pusey 

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Radish 

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Elisha4,32 
Henry 30 
Henry D. 4 
Irving 33, 40. 59 
Laura 4 
Lizzie 40 
Mary Martha 32 
R. E. 52 
R E. 40. 65 
Robert E 38, 57 

Robert 65 

F. F67 
F_F. 33 
Finly40 
Henry* 2 
Isaac- L 67 
Jesse 46 
Kate E 67 
L- B, 41 
Lemuel 5 
Levin 5, 7, 33, 40 
Levin B. 47 
Levin B* 67 
Martha 46 
Mary J, 67 

David 18 
George 8, 53 
Hester 8 
Mary 8 
Rachel* 53 
Sarah 8 
William 53 
William* 8 

David 18 
Harriett* 47 
Johns. 47 
Johns* 41 
Mary* 30 

Isreal* 14 
Mary Jane 14 
Perry 14 

Mary 1 

Ephraim 65 

Enoch 56 

JohnC. 56 

Nancy W* 44 
T. W. 44 
Thomas 23 
William J 44 

Emma 29 



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George W 65 
John B 65 
Nancy W 65 
Nancy W. 65 
Rachel 52 
Thomas 65 
W.I. 38 
W.B.38 
Willard S 65 
William 39 
William D * 65 

John 24 

Alfred 51 

Alpheus 12 

Annie 24 

Apheus 39 

Ephraim Harris* 12 

Nancy 24 

Reuphues 12 

Ruphus Franklin Dashiell 12 

William 13 

William Alpheus Francis 12 



Albert 49 
Albert H 49 
Ernest 49 
Louisa 49 
Louisa M, * 49 
Minnie 49 

Henry 3 
Hester 3 
Josephine 10 
Josephine* 10 
Mary 10 
Noah 6 
Thomas 10 
Thomas F 1 9 
Thomas F J 16 

Ebenezer 64 

George 45 

George W* 45 

Illinois 45 

John 1.41.47 

John H 25 

Jonathan 45 

Jonathan* 4 

Roxanna 62 

Thomas 47 

William4, 22, 25, 29, 30, 47. 56 

William J 67 

William J, 65 

Hannah 51 
James 0*51 
Jonathan 5 1 
Samuel 28 



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Ik-njamiti 37 
Jas, M 63 
John 49 
William A 53 

Alexander* 56 
Alisander22 
EliasJ24 
Elizabeth 6 
Ellen S 63 
Elmer H^ 63 
G37 

Geo. H, 63 
George W * 63 
Henry 56 
Henr> W 63 
Ira 56 
J, M. 37 
James 12.37 
Jas, W 63 
Jethro 56 
John 41 
Johns. 63 
Joseph W 2 1 
Margaret E 63 
Maria J. 56 
Nancy 24 
Norah 63 
Rebecca 24, 43 
Robert G 43 
Samuel 45 
Samuel* 24 
Susie 17 
Thomas 45 
Vernon W 63 
William 24 

Albert 19 
Albert W 57 
Albert W. 68 
Eli 4 
Eli* 68 
Elijah 8, 35 
James 8, 19,44,64 
John 4 
John E. 68 
Mary 8 
Rhoda* 22 
William 8, 35 
Willis 68 



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Shockley 



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Hli/.abcth E 55 

John 11 • 61 
William 61 

Ann 1 7 

Henry 68 
John W* 68 
Mary 68 
Robert E 68 
William 68 

John 21 
Thomas* 15 

Mary 1 



Malvina35 
Thomas 35 
Tubman 34 



John H 1 1 

Benjamin 13 
JohnG 51 
Lavinia 66 
Sally 13 
William 27 

Amanda 45 
Charles 53 
Eleanor' 12 
Elijah 45, 53 
Emory 50 
1. Madison 6 
Joshua 4 1 
Joshua J. W. 48 
Mary* 19 

JulaE 15 



Mary Ann 20 

Lycurgus 62 

Hannah A 64 
Leah Elizabeth 22 
Martin* 22 
Sarah Virginia 22 

Mary Ellen 10 
Thomas Hooper* 1 



John 46 
Rufus 2, 48 

Isaac 38 

Dr 49 
F, M2. 37 
F M. 29, 59 
F. M. 28, 43 
F Marion 66 
Francis 29 
John 6 



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A. F. 26 
Addison 40 
Albert2, 32, 66 
Amanda 51 
Amelia 40 
Asbury 2 

B. F. 1 
Charles 40 
Edward 24 
Elinor 41 
Eliza 41 
Genora H 52 
George 5 
Harry 67 
James T. 65 
James* 2 
John 18,21 
JohnG, 52 
John H 59 
John H. 23 
Joseph P 65 
Lavinia21 
Leah Caroline 66 
Levin 50 
Margaret 1 
Margaret C* 66 
Mary 35 
Mary* 40 
Nelson 40 
Perry 2 

R, H 50 
Robert Thomas 5 
Sallie* 24 
Sarah Ann 2 
Sarah Ellen 2 
Thomas 2, 35 
William 1,2 
William* 1 

Emma 54 
LillieElla54 
Rebecca 54 
Rebecca R. * 54 
Samuel 54 
Thomas Irvin 54 
William R. 54 

A. K:64 

Edward W 65 
Eliz2ieA56 
Mary Jane 65 

Albert M 55 
Alice* 55 
George 55 
Granville 55 
James A. 55 
John W, 55 
Julius F 55 
NeliaC. 55 
Thomas 55 
William F. 55 



Eben 14 
Elizabeth 54 
James 14 

D. J. 65 
Daniel 1,8, L 
Joseph 17 
Robert I 
William 66 

W B 54 
Walter B. 56 

Albert 25 
Annie 25 
George L. 53 



Straugh 



Emma 53 
George 53 

A, Sidney 7 

Amanda 49 

Eleanor 6 

Elias 11,34 

Elizabeth 2. 59 

Elizabeth* 34 

Fannie 12 

G H^ 15 

George 2 

Gilliss 10 

Isaac 34 

Isabella 2 

Isabella* 64 

Jacob 64 

James 64 

John 11,31 

JohnB 14 

John B * 11 

Josephus 11,31 

Lorretta Anne 1 1 

Lorretta* 3 1 

Louis 49 

Mary Alice 2, 1 1 

Mary C 47 

R. V. 24 

Rebecca 12 

Richard 35, 49 

Richard* 49 

Sinier* 48 

Sophromin31 

Sophronia Jane 1 1 

Thomas 10, 13, 19,20,35,45 

Thomas B. 14, 17,24.34,36,43,45 

Victoria 48 

Walter 49 

Washington 34 

Williams 

William* 59 

Winder 49 



86 



D 46 

Emma V 68 
John 68 
Mar> 46 
Sally 68 
Sally A 68 
Susan 48 

William 23 



Albert 2 
l.corana 2 

lilijah 44 
J H. 30 
Oliva30 
Sylvanies 54 
Sylvanus 25, 58 
W. A 22 
Willie Ann 18 



Tilghman 



Wesley 19 

Ida 28 
John 28 
Mary 28 
Noah 28 
Peter 56 
Sylvanus J. 57 
William 6, 17.28 
,s 
Leonard 25 

George 15 
Littleton Robins 15 
Patty Anne 43 
Thomas D 43 

AG 10 

Alexander 16. 53 

Alexander G * 53 

Alfred 30 

E. A. 59 

EL 6 

E. Stanley 10. 24. 50. 51. 53. 54. 57. 62. 63 

Elijah 30 

Ellen L. C 53 

Ernest 5 

Gordon 6 

H. V. 39 

Henry 63 

James* 16.30 

Joseph 30 

Lucretia 54 

Margaret Priscilla 7 

Mary 9, 39 

Pumell 54 

R. H14 

Rachel 30 

Stanley 53. 66 

Stephen 5. 59 

Theodore 30. 47 

Wesley 68 

William 30 



Joseph 12 

Albert James 13 

Benjamin 6. 27 

Benjamin* 6 

Charles 6 

Charles R 42.43 

Charles* 51 

Daniel J 67 

Edna 6 

Elishal5 

Elizabeth I 

Gatty Elizabeth I 

George 28. 33 

George D 5 1 

George W 43 

H James 51 

Isaac M 67 

James 22. 28. 29. 46 

James T 50, 52 

James T, S. 43 

James* 13 

John 3, 6. 28. 34. 58. 62 

JohnD 16.43.46.47.54.59 

JohnH 67 

Julian Jane 13 

Laura 43 

Lemuel 13 

Martha 6 

Mars- 67 

Mary A 42 

Mary Cathanne 13 

Peter 13 

Peter P* 67 

Queen 6 

R. 33 

Rufus 19.67 

Rutus K * 42 

Rufus Washington 13 

S. P. 16 

Sallie Elizabeth 51 

Sally A 42 

William T. 30 

William* 1 



F. C. 22 

George W 54 

H. Laird 2, 26. 32, 34. 61 

H S^ 22 

W J. 31 



Lovey 24 



87 



Turner 

Alice 49 

Amelia* 31 

Ann Maria* 12 

Charles Edwin 12 

George 12 

Henry 12 

John 20 

Mary 40 

MaryW. 63 

N. P. 43 

Naaman 12 

Sally Jane 12 

Sarah Virginia 20 

Thomas Turner 12 
Turpin 

Thomas J 60 
TvvitTord 

Alfred 19 

Charlotte 19 

Thomas 19 
Twit'ord 

Thomas L 56 
Tvvigg 

John 41 

Maud 58 

Pumell 15 

Samuel H 58 
Twilley 

Easther 14 

Francis J 62 

George W 62 

Hetty 4 

India M 47 

John 4 

John L 62 

John R 8, 68 

John W* 62 

Joseph 14,39,45,47 

Joseph P, ♦ 47 

Joshua 18 

Leah C 62 

Levin 62 

Levin O 47 

Robert 39, 62 

Samuel C. 62 

Thomas 8 

Thomas J^ 35. 57 

William F 62 
Twilly 

Amelia Ann 25 

Authur 25 

Corral 25 

Levin 25 

Margaret 25 
Tyre 

James H 64 
VanArsdale 

Charles E 65 
Vance 

Rosanna 46 
Vandyke 

Mary 31 

Stephen 3 1 



Veasey 



Theadore 66 

James 3 1 
Mary 19, 52 
Richard 34, 45 
Thomas 19 

James 9. 61 
John 22 
Luther 45 



W 



George 53 

Thomas 53 
Wailes 

Annie 59 

E, L. 3, 5.6,46,54,56 

Ebenezer 46 

Ebenezer L* 59 

Julia F. 63 

SallieA. 63 

Samuel 34 

Samuel J 54 

W. E22 

W.J 63 

William 13.24.39.63 

William J 22.63 

William K, W63 
Wainwright 

George 12 

John 12 

Rosa* 12 

Ware 5 

William 12 
Walker 

Erwin 68 

John 68 

Mary 57, 68 

Thomas W 57 
Wallace 

Louisa 57 
Waller 

Alfred 65 

Benjamin 8 

Charlotte 65 

Ellen 64 

Emily 40 

Emma 61 

Fannie E. 52 

Frank 65 

G. W. D61 

George 40 

George D 58 

George W. D 48 

George W D 52 

George* 58 

Handy 42 

Henry* 64 

J J. 52 

James 58 

John 65 

Jonathan 52, 58 

Jonathan* 52 

Joseph 61, 64 

Julia Ann 58 



Ward 
Warner 



Watts 
Weatherly 



Julia D 58 
Margaret Virginia 61 
Martha 58 
Mary 39 
Nancy 65 
Richard 58 
Sally J 55 
Thomas W 52 
William I, 10.20 
William J W 52 
William K 55 

Alberta 39 
Ebe':' 27 
Emily 51 
Emily Susan 20 
Lavinia27 
Levin 20 
Robert 39 
Rosa* 39 
Sally Jane 39 
William 39, 51 

Ella 29 

Jamie 54 
Rebecca 54 
Spencer R 54 

Edward 5 1 
Julia 5 I 
Wm, H51 

Betsey Jane 26 
Christopher Columbus 26 
George William 26 
Harriett 47 
Sarah 41, 47 
William F* 26 

William 15 

Josephine 42 

Constant 19 
John 19 
Leah* 19 

George 67 
Mephiboshelh 8 



J M30 
John 40 
Will 



Henry 48 
Herman 48 

Adolphus 63 
Alexander 49 
Anne 10 
Arthur 4 
Beachum 48 
Charlotte 34 
Daniel 48 
E, Ryoll 49 
Ebenezer 28 
Edward 8 
Elijah 28 
Elisha* 32 
Emma28, 48, 59 
Enoch 1 1 
Enoch George 28 
George 26 
Grace 49 

Guslavus 18, 49, 66 
Hannah 37 
Henry 49 
Howard 28 
James 21, 22, 48 
John 3, 34, 41, 50 
John W 29 
Joseph 48 
KingV 60 
Laura 49 
Laura T. 49 
Martha J 63 
Mary 22. 32 
Matilda 41 

Melicke(Milissa'') 2 
Milley* 34 
Nancy 28 
Nannie 67 
Octovo 48 
Roger 48 
Samuel 28 
Sarah 3, 12, 14 
Spicer 1 

Thomas 2, 18,28 
Thomas W.H. 41 
William J. 65 



Whalen 
WhalcN 



Daniel 1 

Sarah Williams 1 

Edward 52 
Polly 38 
William 38 

John 42 

Gertrude 62 



Wiley 



Leah 5 

Kendall M 62 

_. W 45 
Adeline 58 
Alonzo 7 
Anna 33 
Anne }} 
Betsy E 68 
Charles 58. 68 
Charlotte Alice 20 
E. L 33 



89 



Ebe27 
Emily 16 
Esther* 33 
George Francis 65 
Ida 40 
James 68 
Jay 7. 33, 62 
John W 49 
L. Ernest 21 
Leon Ernest 43 
Louisa 49 
Luther* 7 
Maria* 49 
Mary Jane 7 
Palmyra 7 
Samuel 49 
Sara Jane 68 
Thomas H. 59 
W A, C66 
Wesley 59 
William 33 

Alice 49 
Francis 64 
John 20 
Susan Emily 64 

Thomasine 33 

Addison 13 
Addison E. 13 
Adison 60 
Amelia 19 
Benjamin 19 
Elizabeth 13 
Franklin 23 
George Thomas 45 
Isaac Watson 13 
James T 64 
John 13 

John Wesley 45 
John* 45 
Lawrence 46 
Levin 61 

Marcillus Allen 45 
Margaret Jane 45 
Mariah Ellen 45 
Mary 68 
Mary Anne 45 
Mary C. 68 
Mitchell 23 
Robert* 46 
Samuel P 47 
Virginia A 62 
Washington 68 
William 13 
William Robert 45 
William* 13 



James 3 
Thomas 20 



Winwright 



Wright 



George A. 61 
Martha Ellen 61 



Eleanor* 25 
George 25 

D. S37 

Albion* 24 
Cornelia 24 
Ebenezer 23 
Elizabeth 14 
HettieN.*61 
Isaac K 24 
James 43 
John 14. 20. 41 
John H 62 
Josephus 14 
Levin 9. II, 14 
Levin* 14 
Lora (Laura) 24 
Lucy 43 
Maria 43 
Noah* 20 
Rebecca 23 
Virginia 20 
1 
Mary Jane 5 



David 16 
Emma 16 
Mar\- 10. 16 



Cora 53 
John W 28 
Willis 53 



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Index to tracts, place names, churches 

Addition To Venture 56 

Allen 40, 46, 67 

Asbury Methodist Lpiscopal Church 46 

Bachelor's Folly I I 

Bailey Mills 6 

Baker's Folly 9 

Baltimore Hundred 27 

Barren Creek Colored M E Church 36 

Barren Creek District 1 1. 34, A5 

Barren Creek Mills 13 

Barren Creek Springs 23, 45 

Barren Creek Springs Presbyterian Church 17 

Bennett's Loss 14 

Berlin 15 

Betsy's Gift 24 

Black Soil 13 

Black-water 23 

Bradley's Beginning 1 1 

Brumbley's Mill 50 

Cherry Grove Lot, 67 

CobbsHill 13,67 

Cod Creek Farm 23 

Cod Creek Mills 23 

Collins Farm 62 

Dashiell's Success 34 

Deals Island 26 

Delmar 34, 35, 52, 53, 63, 66 

Discovery 1 5 

Donoho Farm 23 

Donohoe Mills 23 

Dorchester County 1 1 

Double Mills 14 

English Mill 45 

Facubus 9 

Firtzells's Enjoyment 18 

Frankford 27 

Fruitland 9, 67 

Gargatha 13 

Georgetown Bank 23 

George's Purchase 9 

Gladson's Adventure 45 

Gladson's Adventure and Hardship 45 

Gladstone Adventure 1 1 

Golden Valley 67 

Gordan Farm 12 

Graham Farm 67 

Green Hill 64 

Gum Mill Pond 27 

Hampton 67 

Hardship 1 1 

Heam Farm 29 

Homestead 1 1 

Hongar\ Qualer 3 

Hooper Farm 6 

HomtownMill 14,45 

Huffington Farm 13 

Indian Creek 1 1 

Indian Town 1 1 

Ireland's Eye 22 

Island Eyr 57 

John Dashiell Farm 8 

Jonathan's Luck 9 

Jones Farm 21 

Jones M E Church 63 



Jones Mills 21 

Killiam Farm 53 

I.aban's Discovery 30 

Langsdalc Farm 1 1 

Laura 43 

Laurel 60 

Laurel Delaware 38 

Little Creek Hundred 23, 39, 52, 63 

Long Delay 56 

Melson Meeting House 27 

Methodist Episcopal Church in Sharptown 35 

Methodist Protestant Church of Salisbur>' 33 

Methodist-Protestant Church at Riverton 3 1 

Middle Neck Branch 38 

Mitchell's Bridge 13 

Nanticoke River II, 19, 20, 45 

New Hope 67 

New Hope Mill Pond 67 

Nutters District 6 

Oak Hall 34 

Oregon 63 

Parsonsburg 45 

Peters Hill 15 

Philadelphia 29, 48 

Phippin's Promise land 17 

Pittsville 25, 32, 50 

Poor Chance 22 

Powellsville 50 

Powellville4 

Powellville Methodist Protestant Church 60 

Presbyterian Church in Salisbury 16, 37 

Price Farm 8 

Primitive Baptist Church 19 

Protestant Episcopal Church in Quantico 25 

Quantico 7, 1 1, 25 

Quantico District 24, 62, 64 

Rewastico Mills 24 

Ridgefield Landing 56 

Riverton 14,45 

Roaring Point 63 

Robinson's Delight 8 

Robinson's Hill 1 1 

Rockawalking 15 

Rockawalking M E Church 7 

Saint Peters Protestant Episcopal Church 37 

Salisbury 3, 5, 6, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19,28,29,31,34, 

38,40,42,44,46-48,54-56.58,61, 

62, 65, 66 
Sandy Hill 9 
Sandy Point 1 1 
Securities Addition 20 
Selbyville 27 
Shad Point 29 

Sharptown 4, 8, 11, 18, 23, 35, 56. 57, 64 
Sharptown District 44 

Sheppard's Third Addition To Golden Vallev 13 
Snow Hill 4, 56 
Solomon's Fortune 13 
Spring Hill 28, 64 
Spring Hill Church 24, 31 
St Peters Church 10 
Stevens Farm 7 
Stewart Lot 67 
Sussex County 9 
Tavlor Addition 1 1 



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Teague's Folly 4 

Tilghman Farm 6 

Toadvine Wharf 6 

Tower Hill 1 1 

Trappe District 18,29,62,48 

Trappe Election District 26, 68 

Turkey Ridge 13,67 

Tyaskin 12,49,63 

Tyaskin District 37, 39 

Ulman & Bro 28 

Upper Ferry 26, 41 

Upper Trappe 5, 7 

Western Fields 13 

Wetipquin Creek 49 

White Farm 8 

White Haven 8 

Whitehaven 64 

Wicomico Presbyterian Church 6. 37, 

Witipquin Creek 8 



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Heckman 



N D E R Y, INC. 

MAY 02 

N. MANCHESTER. INDIANA 46962