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William Rodolphus I

M, b. circa 1625, d. before 2 May 1665
Last Edited6 Nov 2016
Birth*circa 1625William was born circa 1625. 
Marriage*circa 1648He married Katherine (-----) circa 1648.1 
Land cert named in*28 July 1649William Rodolphus I was named in a certificate for land on 28 July 1649 at Northampton Co, VA. A certificate was granted to Richard Spratlyn for 150 acres due him for transporting Sussanna Spratlyn, Wm. Rodulphus and Kath. Rodulpus.1 
Headright*27 November 1657He was named as a headright on 27 November 1657. William Rodulphus and Katherine Rodulphus were headrights in a patent issued to Robert Warren, Northampton County, Virginia.2 
Marriage*circa 1658He married Elizabeth (-----) circa 1658.3 
Land patented*10 October 1658William Rodolphus I patented land on 10 October 1658 at tract N122, west of Exmore, Northampton Co, VA. In 1658 a patent was issued to William Rodolphus for 300 acres. It was bounded northerly by marked trees of James Price; westerly on Benjamin Matthews; southerly by line of James Jones and easterly towards Ockahanock path. Whitelaw says he left no will but was succeeded by a son of the same name and his widow Elizabeth married George Hambling. In 1661 the patent was reissued and four years later it had escheated, but two years after that it was reissued to William Rodolpus Jr. and in 1682 he sold the 300 acres to Daniel Esam.4,5 
Tithable list*1663He was on the list of tithables at Accomack Co, VA, in 1663. He was shown as Wm. Rodolphus, with 2 tithes.6 
Court - name in stat*16 December 1663He was named in a statement that was recorded in court records on 16 December 1663 at Accomack Co, VA. Wm. Rodolphus accused Samuell Banton of drinking and spoiling a "case of drames." Banton confessed and was ordered committed to the sheriff's custody and have twenty-five lashes applied to his naked shoulders. Peter Clavell confessed to being a confederate of Samuell Banton in drinking and spoiling a case of drink belonging to Wm. Rodolphus. Ordered that Clavell be committed to the sheriff's custody and have fifteen lashes "well laid" upon his naked shoulders. Jenkin Morris confessed to being with Samuell Banton and Peter Clavell and drinking part of the drink belonging to Wm. Rodolphus, but as it appeared he was not as guilty as Banton and Clavell, it was ordered that Jenkin Morris execute the punishment inflicted on Banton and Clavell and be acquitted of further action against himself for this offence.7 
Tithable list1664He was on the list of tithables at Accomack Co, VA, in 1664. He was shown as Wm. Rodolphus, with 2 tithes.8 
Court - defendant*18 January 1663/64He was a defendant in a court case on 18 January 1663/64 at Accomack Co, VA. It appeared to the court upon the balance of account between John Turnor, plaintiff, and Wm. Rodolphus, defendant, that Rodolphus owed Turnor 338 lbs tobacco. Ordered that Rodolphus pay Turnor and court charges.9 
Court - named in ord*16 December 1664He was named in a court order on 16 December 1664 at Accomack Co, VA. Several persons were absent at muster; ordered that they be fined 20 lbs tobacco apiece. If anyone gave a reasonable account he would be referred to the Col. who could acquit him or return him to the sheriff. Persons delinquent at a muster held 15 August 1664 included William Redolphus.10 
Death*before 2 May 1665William died before 2 May 1665 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that deed of gift of live stock from Elizabeth Rodolphus, widow, to William and Elizabeth Rodolphus, shows that Elizabeth is less the 11 years old. George Hamlin consents to the gift. On 18 Sep 1666 administration on the estate of William Rodolphus was granted to George Hamling as marring the widow of said William..3,11 

Family 1

Katherine (-----) b. c 1628
Marriage*circa 1648He married Katherine (-----) circa 1648.1 

Family 2

Elizabeth (-----) b. c 1635
Marriage*circa 1658He married Elizabeth (-----) circa 1658.3 
Children 1.William Rodolphus II12 b. c 1658
 2.Elizabeth Rodolphus+ b. c 1660, d. b 4 Jan 1731/32

Citations

  1. [S2134] Dr. Howard Mackey and Marlene A. Groves, Northampton County, Virginia, Record Book, Orders, Deeds, Wills &c, Volume 03, 1645-1651, p. 176.
  2. [S893] Complier Nell Marion Nugent, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666, Vol I, p. 353.
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 1 (adm of William Rodolphus to George Hamling).
  4. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 549 (tract N122).
  5. [S893] Complier Nell Marion Nugent, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666, Vol I, p. 380.
  6. [S579] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Certificates and Rights, 1663-1709 and Tithables, 1663-1695, p. 72 (1663 Tithable List).
  7. [S696] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1663-1666, Volume 1, p. 55 (16 Dec 1663 Court).
  8. [S579] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Certificates and Rights, 1663-1709 and Tithables, 1663-1695, p. 73 (1664 Tithable List).
  9. [S696] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1663-1666, Volume 1, p. 66 (18 Jan 1663/64 Court).
  10. [S696] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1663-1666, Volume 1, p. 112 (16 Dec 1664 Court).
  11. [S2667] Mark C. Lewis, Mark Lewis' Lewis Family Files, citing Acc Deeds & Wills, 1664-1671, p. 14.
  12. [S701] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1678-1682, Volume 6, p. 112 (7 Jun 1680 Court).

Thomas Ironmonger

M, b. 1651, d. before 5 January 1724/25
Last Edited16 Sep 2016
Birth*1651Thomas was born in 1651.1 
Marriage*circa 1685He married Mary (w/o Scale & Ironmonger) Lewis circa 1685 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Tithable list*from 1688 to 1695Thomas Ironmonger was on the list of tithables at Accomack Co, VA, from 1688 to 1695. In 1688 he was shown as Tho. Ironmonger in Capt. Custis' Precinct with 2 tithes; in 1689 in Capt. Wm. Custis' Precinct with 1 tith; in 1691 in Capt. Wm. Custis' with 2 tithes; in 1692 in Mr. Burton's Precinct with 1 tith; in 1693 in Acco Co with 1 tith; in 1694 in Mr. Burton's Precinct with 1 tith; and in 1695 in Mr. Burton's Precinct with 1 tith.3,4 
Anecdote*2 October 1688 On 2 Oct 1688 in Acc Co Richard Watson's will named a goddaughter Ann (under age) the daughter of Mary Scale, which is now wife to Thomas Iremonger. He also named Elizabeth and Edward, the 2 children of Thomas Iremonger.2 
Anecdote*19 June 1689 On 19 Jun 1689 in Acc Co Edm'd Allin sued Thomas Ironmonger for security for the payment of 800 lbs tobacco. The sheriff returned Mr. Henry Custis as bail, so it was ordered that if Ironmonger failed to appear at the next court, then Custis would be liable.5 
Anecdote17 September 1691 On 17 Sep 1691 in Acc Co, VA Henry Allin, Jr., had been granted an attachment against Henry Allin, Sr., for 400 lbs tobacco. The sheriff reported the attachment served in part on the estate of Henry, Sr., that was in the hands of Thomas Ironmonger: one felt hat, an old shirt, a pair of leather drawers, three yarn gloves, half yard of cloth, thirty gimp buttons, a belt, a pair of brass shoe buckles, one ivory tobacco stopper, a staple and cutting knife, two other knives (one broken), one pair of old shoes, four bits of whale bone, a box, a parcel of writings, a leather apron, also 200 lbs tobacco in the hands of John Wheeler, 200 lbs more in the hands of John Sturgis, and 200 lbs allowed Henry, Sr., in the levy. Henry, Jr., produced two notes charged on Wheeler and Sturgis, swearing that he never received payment. Ordered that execution issue to satisfy the debt with court costs.6 
Deposition*20 February 1693/94He gave a deposition on 20 February 1693/94 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Thomas Ironmonger, aged about 43, when he gave a deposition in suite of John Evans vs Richard Lucas. Sometime in the summer of 1690, Thomas received five hogsheads and two parcels of tobacco from John Evans at Pocomoke by the order of Mr. Richard Lucas. It was brought to Anancok and delivered at John Bayly's landing. Signed 21 November 1693, before Jno. Bradhurst by Thomas Iremonger.1 
Jury duty*5 October 1697He served on a jury on 5 October 1697 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Tho. Ironmonger when he served on a jury whose foreman was Mr. Wm. Martial. And on that same day Walter Harges and Frances Crossey had sued Henry Allin, who failed to appear. Thomas Ironmonger acknowledged himself bail for Allin’s appearance at the next court.7 
Jury duty9 December 1697He served on a jury on 9 December 1697 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Tho. Ironmonger.8 
Anecdote9 December 1697 On 9 Dec 1697 on behalf of his children, Thomas Ironmonger brought suit against Edmund Allin as one of the overseers of Richard Watson's estate. Since Ironmonger failed to file a petition, a nonsuit with court costs was granted against him.9 
Will - Witnessed*28 May 1698Thomas witnessed a will on 28 May 1698 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date Thomas Ironmonger, Mary Ironmonger & Francis Croston witnessed the will of Herny Custis, wife Rachel.10 
Anecdote5 October 1698 On 5 Oct 1698 Thomas Bagwell, surveyor of the highways, presented the following individuals for delinquency in clearing the highways. Ordered that the sheriff summon them to the next court: Francis Crossy, Tho. Ironmonger, Capt. Cha. Scarburgh, Surrey, a Negro & John Walker.11 
Court - nam in petit*3 June 1701He was named in a petition that was recorded in court records on 3 June 1701 at Accomack Co, VA. Elizabeth Ironmonger and Edward Ironmonger petitioned that in his will Richard Watson had left them an estate, which was left in the custody of Edmund Allin. Now Elizabeth and Edward asked that their estates be delivered to them. Allin expressed his willingness to do so, if he was legally discharged. The court ordered that Allin deliver the estate to Thomas Ironmonger (father of Elizabeth and Edward), who was to give security at the next court.12 
Court - named in ord*4 December 1701He was named in a court order on 4 December 1701 at Accomack Co, VA. Thomas Ironmonger moved that Edmund Allin deliver the estate of Elizabeth and Edward Ironmonger (Thomas's children); the estate had been bequeathed to the children by the will of Richard Watson (deceased). Allin had been ordered to deliver the estate to Ironmonger, who was supposed to give a bond to be responsible for the estate till the children reached lawful age. Though he had formerly failed to post the bond, Ironmonger now presented Mr. Gervas Baggaly and Walter Harges as his security. Ordered that the sheriff summon Edmund Allin to the next court to give an account of the estate.13 
Anecdote4 February 1701/2 On 4 Feb 1701/2 Edmund Allin had been summoned to this court to give an account of the estate given to the children of Thomas Ironmonger by the will of Richard Watson. But "Edmund Allin being one of the jury upon trial of a case then in court depending, it was suspended." Upon the motion of Allin, "it being late and the court upon adjournment," the case was continued to the next court.14 
Will - Witnessed30 January 1708Thomas witnessed a will on 30 January 1708 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date Thomas Irenmonger, Thomas Bagwell & Elizabeth Fosque witnessed the will of Edward Bagwell, Indian.15 
Marriage*circa 1720He married (-----) (-----) circa 1720.16 
Anecdote3 June 1724 On 3 Jun 1724 it was ordered that John Fitchgarrill be constable in the place of Tho. Ironmonger. (NOTE: Ironmonger's appointment as constable was evidently overlooked in the records.)17 
Death*before 5 January 1724/25Thomas Ironmonger died before 5 January 1724/25 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that upon the petition of Edwd: Ironmonger, it was ordered that Mr. Hen: Bagwell, Edwd: Custis, John Metcalfe and John Scarburgh (or any three of them) inventory and appraise the estate of Thomas Ironmonger (deceased) before the next court. Edward Ironmonger was to take the estate into his possession and keep it till further orders.18 
Est settm't*2 February 1724/25His estate was settled on 2 February 1724/25 at Accomack Co, VA. As was ordered at the last court (at the petition of Edwd: Ironmonger), Mr. Hen: Bagwell and others presented an inventory of the estate of Tho: Ironmonger, deceased.19 
Est settm't3 March 1724/25His estate was settled on 3 March 1724/25 at Accomack Co, VA. Edward Ironmonger petitioned for the estate given to him by Richd: Wattson, which was now in the possession of Mr. Henry Bagwell "& amoungst ye Estate" of Thomas Ironmonger, deceased. According to the inventory, Edward's portion amounted to £12:16:01 3/4. Ordered that Bagwell, who was to immediately pay that sum to Edward, keep the rest of the estate in his possession till the rightful owners "have power" to take it.20
 

Family 1

Mary (w/o Scale & Ironmonger) Lewis b. c 1660
Marriage*circa 1685He married Mary (w/o Scale & Ironmonger) Lewis circa 1685 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Children 1.Elizabeth Ironmonger2 b. c 1685
 2.Edward Ironmonger+2 b. c 1687, d. b 26 Jan 1760

Family 2

(-----) (-----) b. c 1690
Marriage*circa 1720Thomas Ironmonger married (-----) (-----) circa 1720.16 
Child 1.William Ironmonger16 b. Oct 1721

Citations

  1. [S703] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1690-1697, Volume 8, p. 134 (John Evans vs Richard Lucas).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 17 (will of Richard Watson).
  3. [S579] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Certificates and Rights, 1663-1709 and Tithables, 1663-1695, p. 145.
  4. [S579] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Certificates and Rights, 1663-1709 and Tithables, 1663-1695, p. 145, 149, 158, 162, 167, 173, 177.
  5. [S701] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1678-1682, Volume 6, p. 279 (Allen vs Ironmonger).
  6. [S703] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1690-1697, Volume 8, p. 49 (Allin vs Allin).
  7. [S703] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1690-1697, Volume 8, p. 259.
  8. [S704] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1697-1703, Volume 9, p. 6.
  9. [S704] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1697-1703, Volume 9, p. 7.
  10. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 40 (will of Henry Custis, wife Rachel).
  11. [S704] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1697-1703, Volume 9, p. 39.
  12. [S704] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1697-1703, Volume 9, p. 118 (3 Jun 1701 Court).
  13. [S704] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1697-1703, Volume 9, p. 130 (4 Dec 1701 Court).
  14. [S704] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1697-1703, Volume 9, p. 137.
  15. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 43 (will of Edward Bagwell, Indian).
  16. [S972] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1724-1731, Volume 15, p. 155.
  17. [S829] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1719-1724, Volume 14, p. 195.
  18. [S972] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1724-1731, Volume 15, p. 21.
  19. [S972] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1724-1731, Volume 15, p. 35.
  20. [S972] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1724-1731, Volume 15, p. 47.

Catherine Ayres (Ayres?)

F, b. circa 1670
Last Edited17 Sep 2016
Birth*circa 1670Catherine was born circa 1670. 
Marriage*circa 1695She married Robert (of John I) Lewis, son of John Lewis (I) and Lucretia Pott, circa 1695. 
Married Namecirca 1695 As of circa 1695,her married name was Lewis. 

Family

Robert (of John I) Lewis b. 1651, d. a 1704
Children 1.Margaret Lewis+ b. c 1698
 2.Lucretia Lewis1 b. c 1700

Citations

  1. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1098 (tract A108).

Lucretia Lewis

F, b. circa 1700
FatherRobert (of John I) Lewis1 b. 1651, d. a 1704
MotherCatherine Ayres (Ayres?)1 b. c 1670
Last Edited17 Sep 2016
Birth*circa 1700Lucretia was born circa 1700 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1720She married William Sherwood circa 1720 at Dorchester Co, MD.2 
Married Namecirca 1720 As of circa 1720,her married name was Sherwood. 
Administrator*5 March 1727/28Lucretia was named as administrator of an estate on 5 March 1727/28 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of William Sherwood was granted to his widow Lucretia Sherwood with no securities.3 
Bastard Mother of*6 June 1728She was named as the mother of a bastard child on 6 June 1728 at Accomack Co, VA. Last November Lucretia Lewis was presented for bastardy by the grand jury; she now produced a certificate signed by Reverend Mr. Thomas Thompson, rector in Dorchester County, Maryland, showing that she was legally married to William Sherewood of this county. Mark Littleton, who received the certificate from Mr. Thompson, swore to the truth of the same. Ordered that Lucretia Lewis be discharged; she paid court costs.2 
Court - named in ord*5 March 1729/30She was named in a court order on 5 March 1729/30 at Accomack Co, VA. Upon the complaint of the churchwardens, the sheriff was ordered to take Margaret Lewis and Lucretia Sherewood into his custody till they gave security to appear at the next court.4 
Marriage*circa 1735She married (-----) Smith circa 1735 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Married Namecirca 1735 As of circa 1735,her married name was Smith. 
Land sold*1743Lucretia Lewis sold land in 1743 at tract A108, north side Hunting Creek, Accomack Co, VA. A Lucresha Smith sold 100 acres of this tract to Henry Grinalds, she being a widow at the time, although the name of her Smith husband was not found. Earlier processioning records revealed that before her marriage to Smith she had been the widow of William Sherwood. Her given name is significant, so she is believed to have been the other daughter of Robert Lewis and the Grinalds purchases were properly located to have been the Robert Lewis part.1 

Family 1

William Sherwood b. c 1695, d. 5 Mar 1727/28
Marriage*circa 1720She married William Sherwood circa 1720 at Dorchester Co, MD.2 

Family 2

(-----) Smith b. c 1675
Marriage*circa 1735She married (-----) Smith circa 1735 at Accomack Co, VA.3 

Citations

  1. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1098 (tract A108).
  2. [S972] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1724-1731, Volume 15, p. 204 (6 Jun 1728 Court).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 91 (adm of William Sherwood to his widow Lucretia).
  4. [S972] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1724-1731, Volume 15, p. 299 (5 Mar 1729/30 Court).

Margaret Lewis

F, b. circa 1698
FatherRobert (of John I) Lewis b. 1651, d. a 1704
MotherCatherine Ayres (Ayres?) b. c 1670
Last Edited18 Sep 2016
Birth*circa 1698Margaret was born circa 1698 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1720She married Joseph Thornes circa 1720. 
Married Namecirca 1720 As of circa 1720,her married name was Thornes. 
Court - named in ord*5 March 1729/30Margaret Lewis was named in a court order on 5 March 1729/30 at Accomack Co, VA. Upon the complaint of the churchwardens, the sheriff was ordered to take Margaret Lewis and Lucretia Sherewood into his custody till they gave security to appear at the next court.1 
Court - named in ord7 July 1730She was named in a court order on 7 July 1730 at Accomack Co, VA. Upon the information provided by the church wardens, Margt. Lewis appeared in court. Because she had not paid her fine for bastardy, it was ordered that she be whipped according to law.2 
Court - named in ord5 March 1734/35She was named in a court order on 5 March 1734/35 at Accomack Co, VA. Ordered that Margaret Lewis be taken into custody till posting security to appear at the next court to answer the accusations the church wardens; with her she was to bring her last bastard child.3 
Court - named in ord1 July 1735She was named in a court order on 1 July 1735 at Accomack Co, VA. The church wardens had informed the court that Margaret Lewis had given birth to a mulatto bastard child. She now appeared to answer the charges, and the child, which was also brought before the court, was judged to be mulatto. Since Margaret could not pay the £15 fine as stipulated by law, the church wardens were ordered to sell her to the highest bidder. Ordered that a mulatto girl named Kisia, born to Margaret Lewis (a white woman) be bound to William Bagg according to law. Margaret Lewis, in the presence of the court, agreed to serve William Bagg for six years provided he would pay the £15 she owed according to law. Bagg gave his obligation for payment to the church wardens and also agreed to pay Margaret's other debts, for which she was to serve him "in proportion."4 

Family

Joseph Thornes b. c 1700
Marriage*circa 1720She married Joseph Thornes circa 1720. 
Child 1.Robert (of Joseph) Thornes5 b. c 1720

Citations

  1. [S972] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1724-1731, Volume 15, p. 299 (5 Mar 1729/30 Court).
  2. [S972] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1724-1731, Volume 15, p. 322 (7 Jul 1730 Court).
  3. [S973] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1731-1736, Volume 16, p. 245 (5 Mar 1734/35 Court).
  4. [S973] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1731-1736, Volume 16, p. 271 (1 Jul 1735 Court).
  5. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1098 (tract A108).

Joseph Thornes1

M, b. circa 1700
Last Edited18 Sep 2016
Birth*circa 1700Joseph was born circa 1700 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1720He married Margaret Lewis, daughter of Robert (of John I) Lewis and Catherine Ayres (Ayres?), circa 1720. 
Will - Proved a will3 February 1724Joseph proved a will on 3 February 1724 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Jacob Litchfield, Joseph Thorn & William Sherwood proved the verbal will of Richard Grindal, wife Mary.2 

Family

Margaret Lewis b. c 1698
Child 1.Robert (of Joseph) Thornes1 b. c 1720

Citations

  1. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1098 (tract A108).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 75 (verbal will of Richard Grinald, wife Mary).

William Sherwood

M, b. circa 1695, d. 5 March 1727/28
Last Edited17 Sep 2016
Birth*circa 1695William was born circa 1695. 
Marriage*circa 1720He married Lucretia Lewis, daughter of Robert (of John I) Lewis and Catherine Ayres (Ayres?), circa 1720 at Dorchester Co, MD.1 
Will - Witnessed*3 February 1724William witnessed a will on 3 February 1724 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Jacob Litchfield, Joseph Thorn & William Sherwood proved the verbal will of Richard Grindal, wife Mary.2 
Death*5 March 1727/28He died on 5 March 1727/28 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of William Sherwood was granted to his widow Lucretia Sherwood with no securities.3 

Family

Lucretia Lewis b. c 1700

Citations

  1. [S972] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1724-1731, Volume 15, p. 204 (6 Jun 1728 Court).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 75 (verbal will of Richard Grinald, wife Mary).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 91 (adm of William Sherwood to his widow Lucretia).

(-----) Smith

M, b. circa 1675
Last Edited17 Sep 2016
Birth*circa 1675(-----) was born circa 1675. 
Marriage*circa 1735He married Lucretia Lewis, daughter of Robert (of John I) Lewis and Catherine Ayres (Ayres?), circa 1735 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Family

Lucretia Lewis b. c 1700

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 91 (adm of William Sherwood to his widow Lucretia).

Elizabeth Dix (Dicks?)

F, b. circa 1665
Last Edited17 Sep 2016
Birth*circa 1665Elizabeth was born circa 1665. 
Marriage*circa 1682She married Richard (of John I) Lewis, son of John Lewis (I) and Lucretia Pott, circa 1682. 
Married Namecirca 1682 As of circa 1682,her married name was Lewis. 

Family

Richard (of John I) Lewis b. 1652, d. c 1719
Children 1.Samuel (of Richard) Lewis+ b. c 1682, d. b 3 Dec 1717
 2.James (of Richard) Lewis b. c 1684

James (of Richard) Lewis

M, b. circa 1684
FatherRichard (of John I) Lewis b. 1652, d. c 1719
MotherElizabeth Dix (Dicks?) b. c 1665
Last Edited17 Sep 2016
Birth*circa 1684James was born circa 1684 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*after October 1709He married Sarah Custis (Custis?) after October 1709 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Court - named in ord*2 August 1710James (of Richard) Lewis was named in a court order on 2 August 1710 at Accomack Co, VA. James and Sarah Lewis had obtained from Capt. Bradhurst (a justice) a warrant against Robert Slocum, who had borrowed their saddle and saddle cloth. After they swore to the items, Maj. George Parker gave a judgment ordering Slocum to return the saddle and saddle cloth. Slocum appealed from the judgment to the second day of the court, which debated the matter and confirmed Parker's judgment and ordered Slocum to pay court costs. (Side note: Execution was issued in the matter.)2 
Court - named in ord18 September 1710He was named in a court order on 18 September 1710 at Accomack Co, VA. The following two entries were recorded 18 September 1710: James Lewis complained to John Bradhurst that Robert Slocumb borrowed a new man's saddle from James' wife "in the time of her widdowhood about October last past and that he refused to returne the same." Bradhurst issued a precept to Constable John Barnes, Jr., to arrest Slocumb and bring him before a justice. Signed 17 July 1710, by John Bradhurst. The order was executed by Barnes. On 25 July 1710, Robert Slocum came before Geo. Parker to answer the above complaint; Sarah, the wife of James Lewis, swore that the saddle was her own and that she lent it to Robert Slocum with a saddle cloth. Parker ordered Slocum to return the items. Robert Slocum appealed to the second day of the next court.1 
Marriagebefore 2 August 1720He married Mary (-----) before 2 August 1720 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Guardian - named as4 October 1720James was named as a guardian on 4 October 1720 at Accomack Co, VA. Sisly Gunter chose as her guardian James Lewis, her "father-in-law" (step-father).4 
Marriage*circa 1725He married Catherine (-----) circa 1725. 
Marriage*circa 1730He married Elizabeth (-----) circa 1730. 

Family 1

Sarah Custis (Custis?) b. c 1685
Marriage*after October 1709He married Sarah Custis (Custis?) after October 1709 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Family 2

Catherine (-----) b. c 1685
Marriage*circa 1725He married Catherine (-----) circa 1725. 

Family 3

Elizabeth (-----) b. c 1690
Marriage*circa 1730He married Elizabeth (-----) circa 1730. 

Citations

  1. [S827] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1710-1714, Volume 11, p. 24 (6 Sep 1710 Court).
  2. [S827] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1710-1714, Volume 11, p. 16 (2 Aug 1710 Court).
  3. [S829] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1719-1724, Volume 14, p. 50 (2 Aug 1720 Court).
  4. [S829] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1719-1724, Volume 14, p. 57 (4 Oct 1720 Court).

Samuel (of Richard) Lewis

M, b. circa 1682, d. before 3 December 1717
FatherRichard (of John I) Lewis b. 1652, d. c 1719
MotherElizabeth Dix (Dicks?) b. c 1665
Last Edited17 Sep 2016
Birth*circa 1682Samuel was born circa 1682 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1705He married Mary (-----) circa 1705 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will*2 June 1717Samuel made a will on 2 June 1717 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Samuell Lewis named a wife Mary and children (no names). Wife Extr. Witt: James Kempe, Naomi Kempe and Thomas Ginkinson.1 
Death*before 3 December 1717Samuel died before 3 December 1717 at Accomack Co, VA. Mary Lewis (widow and executrix of Samuel Lewis) presented and swore to her late husband’s will; it was proved by the oaths of Mr. James Kempe and Mrs. Naomy Kempe..2,1 

Family

Mary (-----) b. c 1685
Child 1.(c/o Samuel & Mary) Lewis1 b. c 1706

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 57 (will of Samuell Lewis, wife Mary).
  2. [S828] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1714-1719, Volumes 12 & 13, p. 90 (3 Dec 1717 Court).

John (of Richard) Lewis

M, b. April 1705
FatherRichard (of John I) Lewis1 b. 1652, d. c 1719
Mother(-----) (-----)1 b. c 1680
Last Edited17 Sep 2016
Birth*April 1705John was born in April 1705 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Bound Out*7 June 1720He was bound out on 7 June 1720 at Accomack Co, VA. Alexander Stockly petitioned that an orphan named John Lewis, son of Richd. Lewis, be bound to him as an apprentice. The court agreed to bind John, who was 15 years old in April, till he attained lawful age; Stockly agreed to teach him to read, write and to become a house carpenter. The court accepted Alexander's father, Joseph Stockly, as security and ordered the churchwardens to bind out John as an apprentice.1 

Citations

  1. [S829] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1719-1724, Volume 14, p. 42 (7 Jun 1720 Court).

Sarah Custis (Custis?)

F, b. circa 1685
Last Edited17 Sep 2016
Birth*circa 1685Sarah was born circa 1685. 
Marriage*circa 1705She married (-----) (-----) circa 1705 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Married Namecirca 1705 As of circa 1705,her married name was (-----). 
Marriage*after October 1709She married James (of Richard) Lewis, son of Richard (of John I) Lewis and Elizabeth Dix (Dicks?), after October 1709 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Married Nameafter October 1709 As of after October 1709,her married name was Lewis. 
Court - named in ord*2 August 1710Sarah Custis (Custis?) was named in a court order on 2 August 1710 at Accomack Co, VA. James and Sarah Lewis had obtained from Capt. Bradhurst (a justice) a warrant against Robert Slocum, who had borrowed their saddle and saddle cloth. After they swore to the items, Maj. George Parker gave a judgment ordering Slocum to return the saddle and saddle cloth. Slocum appealed from the judgment to the second day of the court, which debated the matter and confirmed Parker's judgment and ordered Slocum to pay court costs. (Side note: Execution was issued in the matter.)2 
Court - named in ord18 September 1710She was named in a court order on 18 September 1710 at Accomack Co, VA. The following two entries were recorded 18 September 1710: James Lewis complained to John Bradhurst that Robert Slocumb borrowed a new man's saddle from James' wife "in the time of her widdowhood about October last past and that he refused to returne the same." Bradhurst issued a precept to Constable John Barnes, Jr., to arrest Slocumb and bring him before a justice. Signed 17 July 1710, by John Bradhurst. The order was executed by Barnes. On 25 July 1710, Robert Slocum came before Geo. Parker to answer the above complaint; Sarah, the wife of James Lewis, swore that the saddle was her own and that she lent it to Robert Slocum with a saddle cloth. Parker ordered Slocum to return the items. Robert Slocum appealed to the second day of the next court.1 

Family 1

(-----) (-----) b. c 1675, d. b Oct 1709
Marriage*circa 1705She married (-----) (-----) circa 1705 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Family 2

James (of Richard) Lewis b. c 1684
Marriage*after October 1709She married James (of Richard) Lewis, son of Richard (of John I) Lewis and Elizabeth Dix (Dicks?), after October 1709 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S827] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1710-1714, Volume 11, p. 24 (6 Sep 1710 Court).
  2. [S827] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1710-1714, Volume 11, p. 16 (2 Aug 1710 Court).

Catherine (-----)

F, b. circa 1685
Last Edited17 Sep 2016
Birth*circa 1685Catherine was born circa 1685. 
Marriage*circa 1725She married James (of Richard) Lewis, son of Richard (of John I) Lewis and Elizabeth Dix (Dicks?), circa 1725. 
Married Namecirca 1725 As of circa 1725,her married name was Lewis. 

Family

James (of Richard) Lewis b. c 1684

Elizabeth (-----)

F, b. circa 1690
Last Edited17 Sep 2016
Birth*circa 1690Elizabeth was born circa 1690. 
Marriage*circa 1730She married James (of Richard) Lewis, son of Richard (of John I) Lewis and Elizabeth Dix (Dicks?), circa 1730. 
Married Namecirca 1730 As of circa 1730,her married name was Lewis. 

Family

James (of Richard) Lewis b. c 1684

Josiah Lewis (Innholder)

M, b. 1719, d. before 20 August 1770
FatherSheriff John Lewis (III) b. c 1687, d. a 1768
Mother(-----) (-----) (m/o Jos Lewis & Geo Ironmonger)1 b. c 1700
Last Edited12 Apr 2017
Birth*1719Josiah was born in 1719 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will - Grmoth's*30 September 1731Josiah was named in his grandmother's will on 30 September 1731 at Accomack Co, VA. In her will Elizabeth Lewis named son William Lewis. To daughters Elizabeth & Comfort. To son John Lewis my full right of 70 acres in Somerset County, Maryland, he to dispose of the same, and I give the proceeds to my grandson Josiah Lewis, & for want of heirs to my grandson Rodulphus Scott. To 3 children John Lewis, Elizabeth Scott & Comfort Rew. Son John Exr. Witt: Richard Drummond, Jacob Litchfield, Anne Drummond.3 
Land bought*1742He bought land in 1742 at tract A91, Drummondtown, Acc Co, VA. It was in this year that Jonathan and Bridgett Ane Bunting sold 150 acres to Josiah Lewis, Innholder, and some years later it became merged with the other part of the land which had been retained by John Cole. In 1758 Josiah Lewis claimed all of the Cole half of the patent, including the the 150 acres he had bought from Jonathan Bunting, and the 195 acres which he said he had bought from Elizabeth Doe, daughter Frances, perhaps by a General Court deed. Lewis now brought suit against George Drummond to determine the exact line between them an in the local court was successful in retaining that land north and east of the A-A-A-A line on the map. In 1762 a 6 year lease made by Josiah Lewis to Phillip Parker and Littleton Townsend provides further valuable information by a reference to . . . the dwelling house with kitchen, stable, dairy and old store house late belonging to George Drummond, where the said Lewis now Keeps Tavern, together with all the land belonging to the said Lewis between Hunting Creek Road and the line of George Drummond's land. This proves that Lewis had won his suit in the local court against Drummond, whom he had ousted from tract A91L, the first Drummond home in this vicinity, as Lewis was then keeping tavern there.4 
Deposition*10 October 1743He gave a deposition on 10 October 1743 at Accomack Co, VA. Deposition of Josiah Lewis aged about 24 years: On 30 September, he was at breakfast in his house when James Driskel came into the house with the saddle produced in court. Driskel told Josiah that he found the saddle, but Josiah "replied that he beleived he more likely had stolen it than found it & bid him be gone upon which he went away with it. Signed, Josiah Lewis.2 
Marriage*circa 1750He married Joice (w/o Josiah Lewis) (-----) circa 1750. 
Land sold*1767Josiah Lewis (Innholder) sold land in 1767 at tract A91, Drummondtown, Acc Co, VA. It was in this year that Josiah Lewis sold all of his 345-acre half of the patent to Severn Guthrey.4 
Land bought1 March 1770He bought land on 1 March 1770 at tract A82, Deep Creek, Accomack Co, VA. John Chandler, Planter and Patience his wife sold 50 acres to Josiah Lewis, both of Accomack Co. for £50, it being on the Bayside of Accomack Co, with all buildings and improvements thereunto belonging, being that same land which Chandler has heretofore purchased of a certain Thos Jacobs Gent. and is bounded as follows: Easterly on the lands of Dr. William Williams, Southerly on the lands of Reuben Giddens, Westerly on the lands of John West and northerly on the lands of the said Josiah which Chandler purchased of William Crowson. At a Court held on 1 March 1770 John Chandler and Patience his wife acknowledged their deed to Josiah Lewis. Whitelaws shows that John and Patience Chandler sold 50 acres of the Thomas Jacob part of tract A82 to Josiah Lewis, who later in the year (wife Joice) left to his son Abel.5,6 
Will*10 August 1770Josiah made a will on 10 August 1770 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Josiah gave to eldest son George Lewis 50 acres on Leep Creek. To 2nd son Abel Lewis 50 acres adjcent his brother George. Should both die without issue I give the land to my brother of the half blood, Cornelius Ironmonger. Wife Joice Lewis. Cornelius Ironmonger Exr. Witt: Severn Guthridge, James Taylor, William E. Waggaman, John Walker.1 
Death*before 20 August 1770He died before 20 August 1770 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated. Littleton Dennis app. guardian to George Lewis, heir at law to the testator.1 

Family

Joice (w/o Josiah Lewis) (-----) b. c 1730
Marriage*circa 1750He married Joice (w/o Josiah Lewis) (-----) circa 1750. 
Children 1.George Lewis+ b. c 1754, d. 9 May 1834
 2.Abel Lewis+ b. c 1756, d. b 16 May 1795

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 252 (will of Josiah Lewis, wife Joice Lewis).
  2. [S978] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1737-1744, Volume 17, p. 337 (10 Oct 1743 Court).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 97 (will of Elizabeth Lewis, son John Extr).
  4. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 996-997 (tract A91).
  5. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 967 (tract A82).
  6. [S631] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 003, 1757-1770, p. 685 (John & Patience Chandler to Josiah Lewis).

Joice (w/o Josiah Lewis) (-----)

F, b. circa 1730
Last Edited21 Mar 2016
Birth*circa 1730Joice was born circa 1730. 
Marriage*circa 1750She married Josiah Lewis (Innholder), son of Sheriff John Lewis (III) and (-----) (-----) (m/o Jos Lewis & Geo Ironmonger), circa 1750. 
Married Namecirca 1750 As of circa 1750,her married name was Lewis. 
Will - Husb's*10 August 1770Joice was named in her husband's will on 10 August 1770 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as wife Joice Lewis in the will of Josiah Lewis.1 
Will - Mentioned in*16 January 1789Joice was mentioned in a will on 16 January 1789 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Caleb Lingo named Thomas Aimes & Abraham Taylor Exrs. To Thomas Aimes land where I now live to rent out as long as Joice Lewis lives, & at her death I give the said land to my son Thomas Lingo for life, reversion to my grandson Robert Taylor. To son Thomas Lingo, Daughter Sarah Lingo, daughter Leah Lingo & Robert Taylor the rent of my land as long as Joice Lewis lives. Bal. of estate to be divided between Thomas Lingo, Sarah Lingo, Leah Lingo & Robert Taylor. To daughter Susy Lingo 50 acres on the head of Matchpungo & she shall never inherit it as long as Littleton Wyatt lives, & should she die without heirs to be divided between my daughters Sarah & Leah. Witt: Levi Nock, Abraham Taylor, Argil Kellam.2 
Will - Witnessed*22 February 1790Joice witnessed a will on 22 February 1790 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that John Parks & Joyce Lewis witnessed the will of John Evans.3 

Family

Josiah Lewis (Innholder) b. 1719, d. b 20 Aug 1770
Children 1.George Lewis+ b. c 1754, d. 9 May 1834
 2.Abel Lewis+ b. c 1756, d. b 16 May 1795

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 252 (will of Josiah Lewis, wife Joice Lewis).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 380 (will of Caleb Lingo).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 386 (will of John Evans).

Abel Lewis1

M, b. circa 1756, d. before 16 May 1795
FatherJosiah Lewis (Innholder) b. 1719, d. b 20 Aug 1770
MotherJoice (w/o Josiah Lewis) (-----) b. c 1730
Last Edited18 Sep 2016
Birth*circa 1756Abel was born circa 1756 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*10 August 1770Abel was named in his father's will on 10 August 1770 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as my 2nd son Abel Lewis in the will of Josiah Lewis, wife Joice. He left him 50 acres on Deep Creek in tract A82.2 
Marriage*circa 1780He married (-----) (-----) circa 1780 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Death*before 16 May 1795Abel died before 16 May 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was proved..1 

Family

(-----) (-----) b. c 1760
Child 1.Euphamia 'Phamy' Lewis b. c 1780

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 405 (will of Abel Lewis, b/o George Lewis).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 252 (will of Josiah Lewis, wife Joice Lewis).

(-----) (-----)

F, b. circa 1760
Last Edited12 Jun 2019
Birth*circa 1760(-----) was born circa 1760 at Northampton Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1789She married George Lewis, son of Josiah Lewis (Innholder) and Joice (w/o Josiah Lewis) (-----), circa 1789 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Married Name10 November 1789 As of 10 November 1789,her married name was Lewis. 

Family

George Lewis b. c 1754, d. 9 May 1834
Children 1.Tabitha Lewis+ b. c 1790, d. Jan 1843
 2.Solomon Lewis+ b. c 1791, d. Mar 1838
 3.Eliza Lewis+ b. c 1794

Euphamia 'Phamy' Lewis

F, b. circa 1780
FatherAbel Lewis b. c 1756, d. b 16 May 1795
Mother(-----) (-----)1 b. c 1760
Last Edited18 Sep 2016
Birth*circa 1780Euphamia was born circa 1780 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*5 March 1794Euphamia was named in her father's will on 5 March 1794 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Abel Lewis gave whole estate to daughter Phamy Lewis, & should she die before 21 or marriage my land to descend to my brother George Lewis after the death or marriage of my wife (no name) John Custis Exr. Witt: Severn Willis, Southy Walker East, John Custis.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 405 (will of Abel Lewis, b/o George Lewis).

Thomas R. Gray (I)

M, b. circa 1765, d. July 1824
FatherSolomon (of Thos & Tab) Gray (I) b. c 1724, d. b 31 Jul 1788
MotherSorrowful Ruth Underhill b. c 1742, d. b 1784
Last Edited21 Jan 2018
Birth*circa 1765Thomas was born circa 1765 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*9 May 1788Thomas was named in his father's will on 9 May 1788 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Solomon Gray gave to son Solomon Gray 60 acres at the northwest end of my plantation. Remainder of my land to my two daughters, Tabitha and Ann Gray, and for want of heirs to my daughter Sarah Gray. To son Thomas Gray, he to have liberty to get timber to support and supply the seaside plantation which he is heir to. William Thornton and Parker Paradise Executors. Witnesses Benjamin West and Richard Sparrow. In order of probate, John Bundick qualified.1 
Marriage*circa 1790He married Rachel Hinman, daughter of Richard Hinman and Hannah (-----), circa 1790.2 
Death*July 1824Thomas died in July 1824.3 
Land cause*27 September 1824Thomas was named in a land cause on 27 September 1824 at Accomack Co, VA. That a certain Thomas Gray late of this county departed this life intestate in the month of July 1824, leaving your orators and oratrix Dennis Gray, James Gray and Sarah Gray his children, and leaving one grandchild Colmore Russell, who was the only child of his dec'd daughter Elizabeth Russell; that at the time of his death the said Thomas Gray was seized in fee simple of a tract of land containing 12 acres, which upon the death of the said Thomas Gray descended to this said childern and grandchild &c..3 

Family

Rachel Hinman b. c 1762, d. c 1824
Children 1.Elizabeth Gray+ b. c 1790, d. b Jul 1824
 2.Dennis W. Gray Sr.+ b. c 1790, d. 17 Feb 1879
 3.James Gray+ b. c 1792, d. Feb 1843
 4.Thomas Franklin Gray b. c 1794, d. b 12 Aug 1824
 5.Sarah 'Sally' Gray b. c 1796, d. Jan 1828

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 378 (will of Solomon Gray).
  2. [S819] Mark C. Lewis, Mark C. Lewis Genealogy Research Files, Russell Family file, George Russell chart.
  3. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 145 (Gray vs. Russell, suit for sale and division).

Sarah 'Sally' Gray

F, b. circa 1776
FatherSolomon (of Thos & Tab) Gray (I) b. c 1724, d. b 31 Jul 1788
MotherSorrowful Ruth Underhill b. c 1742, d. b 1784
Last Edited21 Jan 2018
Birth*circa 1776Sarah was born circa 1776 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*9 May 1788Sarah was named in her father's will on 9 May 1788 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Solomon Gray gave to son Solomon Gray 60 acres at the northwest end of my plantation. Remainder of my land to my two daughters, Tabitha and Ann Gray, and for want of heirs to my daughter Sarah Gray. To son Thomas Gray, he to have liberty to get timber to support and supply the seaside plantation which he is heir to. William Thornton and Parker Paradise Executors. Witnesses Benjamin West and Richard Sparrow. In order of probate, John Bundick qualified.1 
Marriage*10 February 1789She married William Melson on 10 February 1789 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Married Name10 February 1789 As of 10 February 1789,her married name was Melson. 

Family

William Melson b. c 1765
Child 1.Nancy Melson2 b. c 1795

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 378 (will of Solomon Gray).
  2. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Elizabeth Gray1

F, b. circa 1790, d. before July 1824
FatherThomas R. Gray (I) b. c 1765, d. Jul 1824
MotherRachel Hinman b. c 1762, d. c 1824
Last Edited4 Nov 2001
Birth*circa 1790Elizabeth was born circa 1790 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*21 December 1809She married James (of Geo) Russell, son of George (of Andrew) Russell Sr. and Rebecca (-----), on 21 December 1809 at Accomack Co, VA. Elkanah Andrews was the security on the M.L.B. of James Russel and Elizabeth Gray of Tho..1 
Married Name21 December 1809 As of 21 December 1809,her married name was Russell. 
Death*before July 1824Elizabeth died before July 1824.2 
Land cause*27 September 1824Elizabeth was named in a land cause on 27 September 1824 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a dec'd daughter Elizabeth Russell of Thomas Gray and she had a son Colmore Russell..2 

Family

James (of Geo) Russell b. c 1785, d. Feb 1831
Child 1.Colmore S. Russell b. c 1810, d. b 24 Jun 1839

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  2. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 145 (Gray vs. Russell, suit for sale and division).

Hessy Gray1

F, b. circa 1795
FatherSolomon Gray (II) b. c 1766, d. b 30 Jan 1809
MotherElizabeth 'Betsy' Lewis b. c 1767
Last Edited6 Aug 2016
Birth*circa 1795Hessy was born circa 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*30 December 1818She married Major Bull, son of William (Young?) Bull and Diana (of Abraham) Turner, on 30 December 1818 at Accomack Co, VA. Charles C. Willett was the security on the 1818 Acc Co M.L.B. of Hessy Gray of Solomon and Major Bull of Wm..2 
Married Name30 December 1818 As of 30 December 1818,her married name was Bull. 

Family

Major Bull b. c 1795

Citations

  1. [S185] Nora Miller Turman and Mary Frances Carey, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Licenses, 1853-1858.
  2. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Major Bull1

M, b. circa 1795
FatherWilliam (Young?) Bull2 b. c 1767
MotherDiana (of Abraham) Turner2 b. c 1764
Last Edited6 Aug 2016
Birth*circa 1795Major was born circa 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*30 December 1818He married Hessy Gray, daughter of Solomon Gray (II) and Elizabeth 'Betsy' Lewis, on 30 December 1818 at Accomack Co, VA. Charles C. Willett was the security on the 1818 Acc Co M.L.B. of Hessy Gray of Solomon and Major Bull of Wm..1 

Family

Hessy Gray b. c 1795

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  2. [S758] Mary Frances Carey, Bulls of Accomack County (Tobias I, Tobias II, Tobias III, John, Bagwell, William, Bagwell), p. 37 (Chart II).

Mary 'Polly' Gray1

F, b. circa 1805, d. before 2 September 1893
FatherSolomon Gray (II) b. c 1766, d. b 30 Jan 1809
MotherElizabeth 'Betsy' Lewis b. c 1767
Last Edited17 Jul 2016
Birth*circa 1805Mary was born circa 1805 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*4 January 1827She married William Willett, son of John (of Wm) Willett Sr. and Sirah Crowson, on 4 January 1827 at Accomack Co, VA. William Chandler was the security on the M.L.B. of Wm. Willett of Jno. and Mary Gray of Solomon..1 
Married Name4 January 1827 As of 4 January 1827,her married name was Willett. 
Census head*1850Mary was listed as a head of household in the census of in 1850 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Polly Willet the head of HH#364, age 45 with real estate valued at $1,000. Listed with her were the following Willets: Ann, age 23; Sally, age 20; Thos., age 17; Jno., age 15; and Wm., age 12. Also listed was George Corde Jr., age 1..2 
Census w/son*1860Mary was listed with her son in the census of 1860 at Wiseville, St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Polly Willett, age 55 in a HH#87 headed by Wm. M. Willett, a 22 y ear old sailor.3 
Census w/daughter*1870Mary was listed with her daughter in the census of 1870 at Locust Mount, St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Polly Willett, age 60 in HH#1596 heded by Ann Willett, a 40 year old house keeper.4 
Death*before 2 September 1893She died before 2 September 1893. Her obituary showed her as Mrs. Polly Willet, age 94, the oldest woman perhaps in the county of Accomac, died at the home of her son, Mr. John W. Willet, near Pastoria, on last Sunday. She joined the Methodist Church 74 years ago and was a consistent member of he same to the time of her death. She was held in high esteem by all who knew her. She was born in 1799.5,6 

Family

William Willett b. c 1804, d. b 31 Jul 1837
Marriage*4 January 1827She married William Willett, son of John (of Wm) Willett Sr. and Sirah Crowson, on 4 January 1827 at Accomack Co, VA. William Chandler was the security on the M.L.B. of Wm. Willett of Jno. and Mary Gray of Solomon..1 
Children 1.Anna 'Annie' Willett+ b. c 1827
 2.Sarah E. Willett+ b. c 1830
 3.Thomas R. Willett+ b. 20 May 1833, d. 28 Dec 1900
 4.John W. (orp/o Wm) Willett+ b. 24 May 1835, d. 1 Sep 1920
 5.William M. Willett+ b. c 1838

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  2. [S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.
  3. [S7] 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  4. [S687] Gail Walczyk, 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census, Part 2, St. George's Parish.
  5. [S2653] Albert James Willett Jr., The Willett Families of North America, Volume II, p. 663 (citing P.E. 2 Sep 1893 issue, obituary of Polly Willet).
  6. [S772] Dr. Brooks Miles Barnes & Barry Wayne Miles, Deaths from Eastern Shore Virginia Newspapers, 1881-1912, P.E. 2 Sep 1893 issue (obituary of Polly Willet).

William Willett1

M, b. circa 1804, d. before 31 July 1837
FatherJohn (of Wm) Willett Sr. b. c 1776, d. b 29 Jul 1844
MotherSirah Crowson b. c 1775
Last Edited17 Jul 2016
Birth*circa 1804William was born circa 1804 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*4 January 1827He married Mary 'Polly' Gray, daughter of Solomon Gray (II) and Elizabeth 'Betsy' Lewis, on 4 January 1827 at Accomack Co, VA. William Chandler was the security on the M.L.B. of Wm. Willett of Jno. and Mary Gray of Solomon..1 
Death*before 31 July 1837William died before 31 July 1837 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that John Willett was named to settle the estate of William Willett. Charles C. Willett & Thomas Hurst were the securities..2 

Family

Mary 'Polly' Gray b. c 1805, d. b 2 Sep 1893
Children 1.Anna 'Annie' Willett+ b. c 1827
 2.Sarah E. Willett+ b. c 1830
 3.Thomas R. Willett+ b. 20 May 1833, d. 28 Dec 1900
 4.John W. (orp/o Wm) Willett+ b. 24 May 1835, d. 1 Sep 1920
 5.William M. Willett+ b. c 1838

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 610 (adm. of William Willett).

John (of Wm) Willett Sr.1

M, b. circa 1776, d. before 29 July 1844
FatherWilliam Willett2 b. c 1740, d. b 27 Nov 1820
MotherGertrude 'Gartry' Taylor2 b. c 1755
Last Edited15 May 2019
Birth*circa 1776John was born circa 1776 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Marriage*23 December 1798He married Sophia (-----) on 23 December 1798 at Accomack Co, VA. They were shown as John Willett and Mrs. Sophia Lewis, widow.1 
Marriage*22 April 1803He married Sirah Crowson on 22 April 1803 at Accomack Co, VA. John Wise was the security on the M.L.B. John Willett and Sirah Crowson..1 
Marriage*16 June 1821John (of Wm) Willett Sr. married Sally (of Thos) Hurst on 16 June 1821 at Accomack Co, VA. Jacob Warner was security on the M.L.B. of John Willett Sr. and Sally Hurst of Thos.1 
Marriage17 May 1826John (of Wm) Willett Sr. married Esther Gardner on 17 May 1826 at Accomack Co, VA. Robert Lewis was security on the M.L.B. of John Willett, widower, and Esther Gardner.1 
Will*26 October 1843He made a will on 26 October 1843 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will John Willett directed that the land I purchased of Edmund B. Ayres where I at present reside is intended for my grandsons hereinafter named & is divided as follows: commencing at a walnut tree at the south end of my land, near the lands of Thomas Lewis Sr. & running ... to a pine tree near the lands of John R. Drummond at the north end of my land, the line was marked in the presence of Smith Melson ... To grandson Thomas R. Willett land on the west side of the described line bounded on the south by Thomas Lewis Sr., west by Ironmonger's Branch & J. R. Drummond's mill pond, north by John R. Drummond. To my grandson John W. Willett land on the east side of the described line bounded on the south by Thomas Lewis Sr., east by the county road & north by J. R. Drummond. If either of them die without lawful issue then to my grandson William M. Willett. To granddaughter Ann Willett $25. To granddaughter Sally Willett $25. To Charles C. Willett ... Remainder to my grandson William M. Willett. John R. Drummond Extr. Witt: William Copes, George P. Ewell & O. P. Drummond..4 
Death*before 29 July 1844John died before 29 July 1844 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was proved. Edward Gunter & Thomas Lewis (of S.) securities..4 

Family 1

Sophia (-----) b. c 1775
Marriage*23 December 1798He married Sophia (-----) on 23 December 1798 at Accomack Co, VA. They were shown as John Willett and Mrs. Sophia Lewis, widow.1 

Family 2

Sirah Crowson b. c 1775
Marriage*22 April 1803He married Sirah Crowson on 22 April 1803 at Accomack Co, VA. John Wise was the security on the M.L.B. John Willett and Sirah Crowson..1 
Children 1.William Willett+ b. c 1804, d. b 31 Jul 1837
 2.John (of John) Willett Jr.5 b. c 1805

Family 3

Sally (of Thos) Hurst b. c 1800
Marriage*16 June 1821John (of Wm) Willett Sr. married Sally (of Thos) Hurst on 16 June 1821 at Accomack Co, VA. Jacob Warner was security on the M.L.B. of John Willett Sr. and Sally Hurst of Thos.1 

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  2. [S2653] Albert James Willett Jr., The Willett Families of North America, Volume II, p. 653.
  3. [S2653] Albert James Willett Jr., The Willett Families of North America, Volume II, p. 654.
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 610 (will of John Willett).
  5. [S2653] Albert James Willett Jr., The Willett Families of North America, Volume II, p. 658.

Benjamin West

M, b. circa 1720
Last Edited10 Sep 2016
Birth*circa 1720Benjamin was born circa 1720. 
Marriage*circa 1740He married Elizabeth Lewis, daughter of Sheriff John Lewis (III) and (-----) (-----), circa 1740. 

Family

Elizabeth Lewis b. c 1718

Henry J. Lewis

M, b. 1832, d. 1839
FatherRevell R. Lewis b. 10 Mar 1790, d. 26 Oct 1846
MotherMary W. 'Polly Sr.' Ironmonger b. 13 May 1802, d. 6 May 1885
Last Edited9 Feb 1996
Birth*1832Henry was born in 1832 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Death*1839Henry died in 1839. 

Sarah Ann R. Lewis

F, b. 1825
FatherRevell R. Lewis b. 10 Mar 1790, d. 26 Oct 1846
MotherMary W. 'Polly Sr.' Ironmonger b. 13 May 1802, d. 6 May 1885
Last Edited9 Feb 1996
Birth*1825Sarah was born in 1825 at Accomack Co, VA. 

Julia Ann Thomas Lewis1,2

F, b. 1 January 1845, d. 30 December 1927
FatherRevell R. Lewis b. 10 Mar 1790, d. 26 Oct 1846
MotherMary W. 'Polly Sr.' Ironmonger b. 13 May 1802, d. 6 May 1885
Last Edited2 Sep 2013
Birth*1 January 1845Julia was born on 1 January 1845 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Census w/mother*1850Julia was listed with her mother in the census of in 1850 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Julia Lewis, age 2 in HH#307 headed by Polly Lewis, age 42 with real estate valued at $1,200..2 
Marriage*1 August 1894She married Charles W. Hopkins, son of Henry T. Hopkins and Margaret Ann Dix, on 1 August 1894 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Charles W. Hopkins, a 45 year old sailor, the son of Henry & Margaret Hopkins and she was shown as Julia A. Lewis, age 48 and single, the daughter of Revel & Polly Lewis..1 
Married Name1 August 1894 As of 1 August 1894,her married name was Hopkins. 
Death*30 December 1927Julia Ann Thomas Lewis died on 30 December 1927 at Accomack Co, VA, at age 82.3 
Burial*Julia was buried at Onancock Cemetery, Acc Co, VA. Her tombstone shows her as Julia T. Hopkins, 2nd wife of C.W. Hopkins, 1 Jan 1845 - 30 Dec 1927.3 

Family

Charles W. Hopkins b. 30 Nov 1848, d. 29 Sep 1924

Citations

  1. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  2. [S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.
  3. [S502] Jean Merritt Mihalyka & Faye Downing Wilson, Graven Stones of Lower Accomack County, Virginia.

Capt. Jonathan W. (of Barth) Mears Sr.1,2

M, b. 15 January 1808, d. 14 July 1897
FatherBartholomew (of Jon.) Mears b. 12 Mar 1757, d. 18 Dec 1823
MotherElizabeth 'Betsy' Copes3 b. 22 Nov 1769, d. c 1843
ChartsDescendants of William Anderson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Nathaniel Littleton (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited10 Mar 2017
Birth*15 January 1808Jonathan was born on 15 January 1808 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will - Father's*7 January 1819Jonathan was named in his father's will on 7 January 1819 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Jonathan W. Mears, underage, in the will of Bartholomew Mears..1 
Marriage*circa 1827He married Mary Wishart Whittington, daughter of Arthur Whittington and (-----) (-----), circa 1827.4 
Anecdote*between 1825 and 1830 He moved to Philadelphia in the late 1820's was evidently not interested in receiving a share of his mother's estate.5 
Census head*11 September 1850Jonathan was listed as a head of household in the census of 11 September 1850 at Southwark Ward 2, Philadelphia, PA. HH#301 was headed by Jonathan W. Mears, a 40 year old waterman, born in Virginia. Listed with him were the following Mearses: Mary W., age 40, born in Virginia; Mary J., age 18, born in Penn; Jonathan W., age 15, born in Penn; William P., age 7; born in Penn; Samuel J., age 1, born in Penn. Also listed was Jane Burrows, age 16, born in Penn.6 
Marriage*13 April 1870He married Caroline H. McFarland (widow?) on 13 April 1870 at Mariners Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA.2 
Will*24 May 1895Jonathan made a will on 24 May 1895 at Philadelphia, PA. In his will Jonathan W. Mears of No 306 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA named sons Jonathan W. Mears and William P. Mears; wife Caroline P. Mears; daughter Mary J; great-grandson Geo. C. Anthony; children of my dec'd daughter Elizabeth A; wife's daughter Abarilla Philips.7 
Death*14 July 1897He died on 14 July 1897 at Philadelphia, PA, at age 89. He was shown as Capt. Jonathan W. Mears, a white male age 90, widowed, and a retired oyster shipper, born in Virginia. The name of his mother and father was left blank.5,8 
Burial*Jonathan was buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.8 

Family 1

Mary Wishart Whittington b. 1809, d. 20 Mar 1869
Marriage*circa 1827He married Mary Wishart Whittington, daughter of Arthur Whittington and (-----) (-----), circa 1827.4 
Children 1.ELizabeth Ann (of Jonathan) Mears+4 b. 9 Sep 1828, d. b 24 May 1895
 2.Mary Jane (of Jonathan) Mears7 b. 23 May 1832, d. 8 Feb 1910
 3.Jonathan W. (of Jonathan) Mears Jr.+7 b. 1834, d. 9 May 1896
 4.William P. (of Jonathan) Mears7 b. c 1843
 5.Samuel J. (of Jonathan) Mears6 b. c 1849

Family 2

Caroline H. McFarland (widow?) b. c 1840
Marriage*13 April 1870Capt. Jonathan W. (of Barth) Mears Sr. married Caroline H. McFarland (widow?) on 13 April 1870 at Mariners Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA.2 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 365 (will of Bartholomew Mears).
  2. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, Captain Jonathan Mears in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985.
  3. [S2007] Lyon Gardner Tyler (Editor), Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, p. 949-950.
  4. [S2007] Lyon Gardner Tyler (Editor), Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, p. 949-950 (ancestors of George Conquest Anthony, D.D.S.).
  5. [S2008] Jill V. Miller, M.K. Miles, with attached death certificates of Jonathan W. Mears & Mary W(hittington) Mears.
  6. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1850 Federal Census, Philadelphia, PA.
  7. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993 for Jonathan W Mears.
  8. [S2259] findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 152358492 (Jonathan W. Mears).

Leah Hyslop

F, b. circa 1780
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited1 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1780Leah was born circa 1780 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*17 October 1798She married Jonathan (of Southy) Mears, son of Southy (of Thos) Mears, on 17 October 1798 at Accomack Co, VA. Custis Willis was the security on the M.L.B. of Jonathan Mears and Leah Hyslop..1 
Married Name17 October 1798 As of 17 October 1798,her married name was Mears. 

Family

Jonathan (of Southy) Mears b. c 1775, d. Dec 1802

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Bridget Clemens1

F, b. circa 1758, d. before 29 July 1833
FatherStephen Clemens b. c 1718, d. Jan 1786
MotherSusannah Mason b. c 1725
ChartsDescendants of William Custis (Ravenswood, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Ancestors of Barry Wayne Miles (#1)
Ancestors of Barry Wayne Miles (#2)
Last Edited18 Mar 2015
Birth*circa 1758Bridget Clemens was born circa 1758 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will - Father's*16 February 1782Bridget was named in her father's will on 16 February 1782 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Bridget Clemmons in the will of Stephen Clemmons..1 
Marriage*31 January 1787She married Ralph Justice Jr., son of Richard Justice Sr. and Ann Savage, on 31 January 1787 at Accomack Co, VA. Nathaniel Beavens was the security on the M.L.B. of Ralph Justice and Bridget Clemmons..3 
Married Name31 January 1787 As of 31 January 1787,her married name was Justice. 
Will - Husb's*31 December 1792Bridget was named in her husband's will on 31 December 1792 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown only as a wife in the will of Ralph Justice..4 
Census head*1800Bridget was listed as a head of household in the census of in 1800 at Accomack Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Bridget Justis (Ralph) a head of household, aged 26-45 (b.c. 1755-1774). Listed with her was 1 male age 0-10 (James), 1 female age 0-10 (Catharine); 1 female age 10-16 (Elizabeth), & 6 slaves..5 
Marriagecirca 1801She married Henry (of Jno & Dorothy) Custis (sailor, Guilford), son of John Custis (Allens) and Dorothy Wainhouse Scarburgh, circa 1801 at Accomack Co, VA.6 
Married Namecirca 1801 As of circa 1801,her married name was Custis. 
Administrator28 February 1803Bridget was named as administrator of an estate on 28 February 1803 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Henry Custis was granted to Bridget Custis with John Riley, Savage Crippen, Bennett Mason Sr. & Edmund Bayly securities.6 
Est Settm't Husb's27 July 1819She was named in her husband's estate settlement on 27 July 1819 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Bridget Custis Admr in the settlement of Henry Custis.7 
Census head1820Bridget was listed as a head of household in the census of 1820 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Bridget Custis a head of household, age 45+ (b. before 1775). Listed with her were 1M16-26, 1M26-45, 2F16-26 & 15 slaves.5 
Land sold*21 May 1828She sold land on 21 May 1828 at Wallops Road, between Bloxom & Garatha, Accomack Co, VA. Bridget Custis sold 100 acres on Wallops Road (which she owned in fee simple) to Elizabeth Savage, wife of John Savage (of Rich'd), James Justice (of Ralph) and Catharine Mears, wife of Thomas Mears. It was bounded by Keziah Laws on the S.E. and on the E by James Fox & Sally Ling, on the NE by Sally Ling & John Savage and on the NW by Tinney White & James Justice. Whereas Bridget Custis is seized in right of dower of land devised to Elizabeth Savage by her father to contain 33 acres, in another tract devised as aforesaid (by his father) to James Justice containing 20 acres and a tract devised to Sinah Core of 33 acres, and also in 3 other tracts owned by Thos. S. Bayly in right of his wife (who was Ann Justice of Ralph), Tinny White and Polly Savage, also another tract belonging to the heirs of Henry Custis dec'd. Bridget Custis, for $500 paid by John Savage, James Justice and Thos Mears, do sell unto Eliza Savage, James Justice and Catherine Mears the described lands as follows: (1) to James Justice 30 acres at the NW corner of the lands I own in fee simple & right of dower in lands of James Justice & in lands of Sinah Core & half of my interest in lands of Henry Custis dec'd, (2) to Elizabeth Savage 15 acres on the NE side of tract from James Justice to Wallops Road and my dower right in the lands of Elizabeth Savage and half of my interest in the land of Henry Custis dec'd, (3) to Catherine Mears the remainder of my land supposed to be 50 acres and my dower rights in lands of Thomas S. Bayly and Polly Savage and Tinny White. Witt: John Jackson, Levi Core & George Warner. Signed: Bridget 'X' Custis. (NOTE: The 3 primary recipients Elizabeth Savage, Catherine Mears & James Justice were her children by her first husband Ralph Justice. Thos. S. Bayly married her step-daughter Ann Justice, Sinah Core was another step-daughter, but supposed dec'd by this date, Tinny White was a daughter of her step-son William Justice and Polly Savage was a daughter of her step-daughter Polly Justice, which explains why Bridget had a dower interest in lands they all inherited from her first husband Ralph Justice.)8 
Deed of Trust Convey*21 May 1828She conveyed by deed of trust on 21 May 1828 at Accomack Co, VA. Bridget Custis mortgaged the items below to John Savage (of Rich'd), James Justice and Thomas Mears for $2,000: 5 head of horses, 35 head of cattle, 40 hogs, 35 sheep, 4 spinning wheels . . . one Negro woman Zillah, one man Simon, one woman Nanny, Keziah & Sophia, Lett, Mary, Harriett, Frances, Maryum, Sarah, Bridget, Zillah, Peggy, Fanny, Sabra, Rose, Arena, one Negro man Jacob, Joseph, Handy, Ned, Major, Lewis, Isaac, Henry & Edmund (a total of 27 slaves) together with one dozen chairs & corn & oats growing in the land which I possess & all the residue of my personal estate. And if Bridget Custis pays them back the $2,000 she is indebted to them for, then tihs to be void. Witt: John Jackson, Levi Core & George Warner. Signed: Bridget "X" Custis.9 
Census head1830Bridget was listed as a head of household in the census of 1830 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Bridget Custis a head of household, age 70-80 (b.c. 1750-1760). Listed with her was 1F20-30 & 7 slaves.2 
Death*before 29 July 1833Bridget died before 29 July 1833 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Bridget Custis was granted to James Justice with John F. Riley & Samuel C. Abbott securities..10 

Family

Ralph Justice Jr. b. c 1730, d. b 28 Oct 1794
Marriage*31 January 1787She married Ralph Justice Jr., son of Richard Justice Sr. and Ann Savage, on 31 January 1787 at Accomack Co, VA. Nathaniel Beavens was the security on the M.L.B. of Ralph Justice and Bridget Clemmons..3 
Children 1.Elizabeth 'Betsy' (of Ralph) Justice+ b. 1 Nov 1787, d. 16 Oct 1835
 2.Catherine (of Ralph) Justice+ b. 1790, d. b 30 Jan 1843
 3.James (of Ralph) Justice+ b. c 1790, d. b 28 Mar 1848

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 360 (will of Stephen Clemmons).
  2. [S580] Jody Powell, 1830 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  3. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 419 (will of Ralph Justice, wife no name).
  5. [S578] Jody Powell, 1800, 1810, 1820 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  6. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 150 (adm of Henry Custis to Bridget Custis).
  7. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 150 (settlement of Henry Custis, Bridget Custis Adm).
  8. [S157] VA Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 023, 1827-1828, p. 469 (Bridget Custis to Elizabeth Savage &c).
  9. [S157] VA Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 023, 1827-1828, p. 471 (Bridget Custis to James Justice &c).
  10. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 148 (adm of Bridget Custis).

William Avery Lewis

M, b. 1904, d. 1965
FatherWilliam Thomas Lewis b. 1866, d. 1941
MotherEleanor Douglas 'Ella' Gray b. 1865, d. 1939
Last Edited9 Feb 1996
Birth*1904William was born in 1904. 
Death*1965William died in 1965. 

Amanda Lewis1

F, b. 17 July 1890
FatherWilliam Thomas Lewis b. 1866, d. 1941
MotherEleanor Douglas 'Ella' Gray b. 1865, d. 1939
Last Edited15 Jul 1997
Birth*17 July 1890Amanda was born on 17 July 1890 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1925She married Elton Heath Belote circa 1925. 
Married Namecirca 1925 As of circa 1925,her married name was Belote. 

Family

Elton Heath Belote b. c 1900

Citations

  1. [S601] Virginia Accomack County, Birth Register(s), 1853-1896.

Julia Thomas Lewis

F, b. circa 1908
FatherWilliam Thomas Lewis b. 1866, d. 1941
MotherEleanor Douglas 'Ella' Gray b. 1865, d. 1939
Last Edited9 Feb 1996
Birth*circa 1908Julia was born circa 1908. 
Marriage*circa 1925She married Carroll Belote circa 1925. 
Married Namecirca 1925 As of circa 1925,her married name was Belote. 

Family

Carroll Belote b. c 1900

Elisha A. Marshall1

F, b. circa 1826
FatherAaron Marshall Sr. b. c 1794, d. b 1853
MotherMatilda 'Tinny' Fisher b. c 1800, d. a 1880
ChartsDescendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Descendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited17 Feb 2007
Birth*circa 1826Elisha was born circa 1826 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Census*1840She was listed as a resident in the census report in 1840 at Accomack Parish, Acc Co, VA.1 
Marriage*29 January 1845She married Revel James Lewis, son of Revel (of Absalom) Lewis and Permelia 'Milly' Marshall, on 29 January 1845 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown only as Revel J. Lewis and she as Elisha A. Marshall. No other information was given..2 
Married Name29 January 1845 As of 29 January 1845,her married name was Lewis. 

Family

Revel James Lewis b. 6 Mar 1822, d. 27 May 1890

Citations

  1. [S581] Jody Powell, 1840 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  2. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Carlyle W. Lewis

M, b. 1918, d. 1918
FatherHarry Austin Lewis b. 2 Jul 1870, d. 31 Jul 1961
MotherAmanda S. Martin b. 1872, d. 1957
Last Edited9 Feb 1996
Death*1918Carlyle died in 1918.1 
Birth*1918Carlyle was born in 1918 at Hunting Creek, Acc Co, VA.1 
Burial*His body was interred at Liberty Cem, Parksley, Acc Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S502] Jean Merritt Mihalyka & Faye Downing Wilson, Graven Stones of Lower Accomack County, Virginia.

John Edward M. Chandler1

M, b. 30 May 1851, d. 24 March 1882
FatherThomas B.E. (of Mitchell) Chandler b. 1 Feb 1815, d. 1 Feb 1878
MotherSarah A. Gunter b. 8 Feb 1831, d. 19 Apr 1911
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of William Burton (Gentleman, Metompkin)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited10 Apr 2017
Birth*30 May 1851John was born on 30 May 1851 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*9 October 1872He married Cynthia A. Lewis, daughter of James (of Wm) Lewis and Cassandra D. 'Kesiah' Lewis, on 9 October 1872 at Reese's Chapel, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as John M. Chandler, a 21 year old farmer, the son of Thos B. & Sarah Chandler and she was shown as Cynthia A. Lewis, age 21, the daughter of Jas & Cassandra Lewis. They were married by Oscar Littleton, a Methodist minister..1 
Death*24 March 1882John Edward M. Chandler died on 24 March 1882 at age 30.2,3 
Burial*John was buried at Liberty Cem, Parksley, Acc Co, VA. His tombstone shows him as John M. Chandler, husband of Cynthia A. Chandler, 30 May 1851 - 24 Mar 1882.2 

Family

Cynthia A. Lewis b. 27 Jul 1846, d. 8 Oct 1915
Child 1.Cynthia T. Chandler b. 1880, d. 1964

Citations

  1. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  2. [S502] Jean Merritt Mihalyka & Faye Downing Wilson, Graven Stones of Lower Accomack County, Virginia.
  3. [S772] Dr. Brooks Miles Barnes & Barry Wayne Miles, Deaths from Eastern Shore Virginia Newspapers, 1881-1912.

James F. Lewis

M, b. 1863, d. 1866
FatherJames Seymour Lewis b. 13 Apr 1835, d. 29 Sep 1905
MotherRachel J. (of James) Rew b. 6 Feb 1838, d. 15 Jan 1864
Last Edited9 Feb 1996
Birth*1863James was born in 1863 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Death*1866James died in 1866. 

John (of Evan) Edwards

M, b. circa 1720, d. before 27 November 1782
FatherEvan Edwards1 b. c 1690, d. b 5 Jun 1733
MotherElizabeth Burrock1 b. c 1700
Last Edited24 Oct 2015
Birth*circa 1720John was born circa 1720 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*23 January 1732/33John was named in his father's will on 23 January 1732/33 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Evan Edwards gave wife Elizabeth Edwards use of whole estate during her widow, after her marriage to have 1/3. To son John Edwards plantation where I now live with 120 acres of land. Son David Edwards. To daughter Betty Edwards. Son David & daughter Betty residual legatees. Sons John & David to be at age at 18. Wife Exec. Witt: George Cutler, Jacob Badger, John Badger.1 
Land inherited*1733He inherited land in 1733 at tract A64, between Onley and Melfa on east side of Route 13, Accomack Co, VA. In 1712 Edmund Memoria Scarburgh and her husband Morris Shepherd sold 120 acres of this tract to Evan Edwards. In 1733 he (wife Elizabeth) left to his son John, who in 1782 (wife Betty) left to his son Zorobabel. In 1807 Zorobabel and his wife Jane Edwards sold to Joseph Gunter.2 
Marriage*circa 1750He married Mary Lurton, daughter of John Lurton and Rachel Badger, circa 1750 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1780He married Elizabeth 'Betty' (-----) circa 1780. 
Will*31 May 1781John made a will on 31 May 1781 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will John Edwards gave wife Betty Edwards 50 acres for life then to my son Zorobable Edwards. Grandaughter Molly Edwards. Son in law Isaac Lewis. Son in law Richard Lewis. Son in law William Lewis. Son in law Thomas Teackle Taylor. 5 youngest children William, Labin, John, Abel & Famey Edwards residual legatees. Son Zorobable Edwards Exr. Witt: Littleton Lurton, Mary Rodgers, Fanney Tailor.3 
Death*before 27 November 1782He died before 27 November 1782 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated. Elizabeth Lewis, widow of the testator relinquished her right & Isaac Lewis qualified.3 

Family 1

Mary Lurton b. c 1729
Marriage*circa 1750He married Mary Lurton, daughter of John Lurton and Rachel Badger, circa 1750 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Children 1.Zorobabel 'Babel' (of Jno of Evan) Edwards+3 b. c 1750
 2.Comfort (of Jno of Evan) Edwards4 b. c 1752
 3.William (of Jno of Evan) Edwards3 b. c 1760
 4.Laban (of Jno of Evan) Edwards3 b. c 1762
 5.John (of Jno of Evan) Edwards3 b. c 1764
 6.Abel (of Jno of Evan) Edwards3 b. c 1766
 7.Famey (of Jno of Evan) Edwards3 b. c 1768

Family 2

Elizabeth 'Betty' (-----) b. c 1700
Marriage*circa 1780He married Elizabeth 'Betty' (-----) circa 1780. 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 99 (will of Evan Edwards, wife Elizabeth).
  2. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 848 (tract A64).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 336 (will of John Edwards, wife Betty).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 210 (will of Rachel Lurton, son Jacob).

Peggy Bonnewell1,2

F, b. circa 1745
FatherJoachim Mikeal Bonnewell b. c 1710, d. b 27 May 1783
MotherPeggy Bull b. c 1710
Last Edited25 Mar 2014
Birth*circa 1745Peggy was born circa 1745 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1760She married James Lewis, son of John (of Wm) Lewis and Johannah Taylor, circa 1760.1 
Married Namecirca 1760 As of circa 1760,her married name was Lewis. 
Will - Father's*18 January 1783Peggy was named in her father's will on 18 January 1783 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Peggy in the will of Joakim Michael Bonewell..2 
Heir - named as*27 September 1831Peggy was named as an heir on 27 September 1831 at Accomack Co, VA. Thomas Bonwell or Bonnewell, formerly an officer in the Virginia Navy went to sea about 40 years ago and has not been heard from since that time, and is supposed to have been drowned. He left no children or descendants; he left six brothers and sisters of the whole blood: Richard, Southey, Betsey, McKeel, Sarah and Peggy. Peggy Bonwell, sister of Thomas, married James Lewis and died leaving three children: Peggy, Sally and William; Peggy Lewis married Robert Russell and died leaving children unknown; Sally married Laban Gunter and is now his widow; William Lewis died some years since leaving two children: William and John, both of who are dead leaving Sophia Garner, wife of William, their only heir at law..1 

Family

James Lewis b. c 1738, d. b 29 Apr 1784
Children 1.Planer William Lewis+ b. c 1760
 2.Margaret Peggy Lewis b. c 1762, d. b Aug 1831
 3.Sarah 'Sally' Lewis b. c 1764, d. Dec 1832

Citations

  1. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 29 (descendants of Thomas Bonwell, an officer in the Virginia Navy).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 338 (will of Joakim Michael Bonewell).

Albert Franklin Lewis1

M, b. 1878, d. 1949
FatherThomas J. Lewis b. c 1838
MotherElizabeth C. Colonna b. c 1841
ChartsDescendants of Richard Hill (Gentleman, Hunting Creek)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited14 Jan 2014
Birth*1878Albert was born in 1878 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Baptism30 August 1886He was baptized on 30 August 1886 at Accomack Co, Va.1 
Marriage*13 September 1905He married Estella 'Stella' Ayres, daughter of Thomas Ayres and Henrietta Elizabeth 'Hennie' Johnson, on 13 September 1905 at Onancock, Accomack Co, Va. He was shown as Albert F. Lewis, a 27 year old waterman, the son of Thomas J. & Elizabeth Lewis and she was shown as Estella Ayres, age 17, the daughter of Thomas & Hennie Ayres..3 
Death*1949Albert died in 1949.2 
Burial*His body was interred at Mt. Holly Cemetery, Onancock, Acc Co, VA.2 

Family

Estella 'Stella' Ayres b. 1889, d. 1970
Children 1.Veda Thomas Lewis b. 1907
 2.Arthur Franklin Lewis b. 1909, d. 1967
 3.David Ayres Lewis b. 11 Jun 1920, d. 19 Oct 1979
 4.Carson Lewis b. 1921, d. 1977

Citations

  1. [S383] Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Baptisms on the Accomac Circuit(tr).
  2. [S502] Jean Merritt Mihalyka & Faye Downing Wilson, Graven Stones of Lower Accomack County, Virginia.
  3. [S43] Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Register #4, 1896-1925.

Estella 'Stella' Ayres1

F, b. 1889, d. 1970
FatherThomas Ayres1 b. c 1830, d. 20 Oct 1895
MotherHenrietta Elizabeth 'Hennie' Johnson1 b. c 1852
ChartsDescendants of Richard Hill (Gentleman, Hunting Creek)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited30 Aug 2016
Birth*1889Estella was born in 1889 at Accomack Co, Va. Her tombstone shows she was born 1889. Acc Co Birth Register shows an unnamed female Ayres was born 6 Feb 1889, born in Acc Co, the daughter of Thomas Ayres (oysterman living in St. Geo Parish, District #2) & Hennie his wife..2,3 
Census w/mother*12 June 1900Estella was listed with her mother in the census of 12 June 1900 at Lee District, Accomack Co, VA. HH#152 was headed by Hennie E. Ayres, a 46 year old widow, born Mar 1854. She had 8 children & 7 were living. Listed with her were John W. Ayres, a 17 year old son & oysterman, born Oct 1882; George H. Ayres, a 15 year old son & oysterman, born Jan 1885; Bessie Ayres, a 13 year old daughter, born Mar 1887; Stella Ayres, a 20(sic) (probably 10) year old daughter, born Mar 1880(sic) (probably Mar 1890); & Susie E. Ayres, a 6 year old daughter, born Jan 1884(sic) (probably 1894).4 
Marriage*13 September 1905She married Albert Franklin Lewis, son of Thomas J. Lewis and Elizabeth C. Colonna, on 13 September 1905 at Onancock, Accomack Co, Va. He was shown as Albert F. Lewis, a 27 year old waterman, the son of Thomas J. & Elizabeth Lewis and she was shown as Estella Ayres, age 17, the daughter of Thomas & Hennie Ayres..1 
Married Name13 September 1905 As of 13 September 1905,her married name was Lewis. 
Death*1970Estella died in 1970.2 
Burial*Her body was interred at Mt. Holly Cemetery, Onancock, Acc Co, VA.2 

Family

Albert Franklin Lewis b. 1878, d. 1949
Children 1.Veda Thomas Lewis b. 1907
 2.Arthur Franklin Lewis b. 1909, d. 1967
 3.David Ayres Lewis b. 11 Jun 1920, d. 19 Oct 1979
 4.Carson Lewis b. 1921, d. 1977

Citations

  1. [S43] Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Register #4, 1896-1925.
  2. [S502] Jean Merritt Mihalyka & Faye Downing Wilson, Graven Stones of Lower Accomack County, Virginia.
  3. [S786] Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Birth Register, 1853-1896, Volume III, 1887-1896.
  4. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1900 Federal Census, Accomack Co, VA.

John R. Lewis

M, b. circa 1825
FatherWilliam Lewis b. 1788, d. b 23 Feb 1835
MotherLeshea 'Alicia' (of Robt of Milby) Russell b. 17 Feb 1792
Last Edited18 Jan 2002
Birth*circa 1825John was born circa 1825 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Census w/another*1850John was listed with another family in the census of in 1850 at Accomack Parish, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as John Lewis of W., a 25 year old sailor in HH#1235 headed by Wm. Daisy, a 45 year old laborer. Also in this household was Frederick Lewis, a 28 year old sailor..1 

Citations

  1. [S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.

Thomas A. Lewis

M, b. circa 1826
FatherWilliam Lewis b. 1788, d. b 23 Feb 1835
MotherLeshea 'Alicia' (of Robt of Milby) Russell b. 17 Feb 1792
Last Edited1 Aug 2002
Birth*circa 1826Thomas was born circa 1826 at Accomack Co, VA. 

Margaret Catherine Lewis1,2

F, b. 5 August 1827, d. 22 July 1911
FatherWilliam Lewis b. 1788, d. b 23 Feb 1835
MotherLeshea 'Alicia' (of Robt of Milby) Russell b. 17 Feb 1792
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of William Munns (1624/5 Muster on E.S.)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited12 May 2011
Birth*5 August 1827Margaret was born on 5 August 1827 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Census w/mother*1850Margaret was listed with her mother in the census of in 1850 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Catharine Lewis, age 21 in HH#308 headed by Thos. Russell, a 36 year old farmer with real estate valued at $2,000. Also listed was Elitia Russell, age 40, who was evidently her mother..2 
Marriage*4 April 1855She married Julius C. White, son of Henry B. White and Hetty Baker, on 4 April 1855 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Julius C. White of Henry B. and she was shown as Margaret C. Lewis of William, dec'd..1,4 
Married Name4 April 1855 As of 4 April 1855,her married name was White. 
Census w/husband*1860Margaret was listed with her husband in the census of in 1860 at Wiseville PO, St.George Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Margaret C. White, age 30 in HH#92 headed by Julius C. White, a 34 year old farmer..5 
Marriage*9 August 1893She married John William Grinnalds, son of John Custis Grinnalds and Mary Ann Coleburn, on 9 August 1893 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Jno. Wm. Grinnalds, a 57 year old widowed farmer, the son of John C. & Mary A. Grinnals, and she was shown as Marg't Cath White, age 60 and widowed, the daughter of William & Elashia Lewis. They were married by John E.T. Ewell..1 
Married Name9 August 1893 As of 9 August 1893,her married name was Grinnalds. 
Death*22 July 1911Margaret died on 22 July 1911 at age 83. She was shown as Mrs. Margaret Catherine White Grinnalds, who died Saturday of last week, aged 84, died at the home of her Allie White of Girdletree, MD. She was formerly of near Leemont. She was married twice, Julius White first husband, who was captured during the Civil War and died while in prison in Washington, DC, being held there as a blockade runner..3,6 
Burial*Her body was interred at Parksley Cem, Acc Co, VA. Her tombstone shows her as Margaret C. White, wife of Julius C. White, 5 Aug 1827 - 22 Jul 1911..3 

Family 1

Julius C. White b. 10 May 1826, d. 28 Mar 1863
Marriage*4 April 1855She married Julius C. White, son of Henry B. White and Hetty Baker, on 4 April 1855 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Julius C. White of Henry B. and she was shown as Margaret C. Lewis of William, dec'd..1,4 
Child 1.Alfred T. 'Allie' White b. 21 Dec 1855, d. 22 Jun 1933

Family 2

John William Grinnalds b. 14 Feb 1836, d. 15 Jun 1896
Marriage*9 August 1893She married John William Grinnalds, son of John Custis Grinnalds and Mary Ann Coleburn, on 9 August 1893 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Jno. Wm. Grinnalds, a 57 year old widowed farmer, the son of John C. & Mary A. Grinnals, and she was shown as Marg't Cath White, age 60 and widowed, the daughter of William & Elashia Lewis. They were married by John E.T. Ewell..1 

Citations

  1. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  2. [S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.
  3. [S502] Jean Merritt Mihalyka & Faye Downing Wilson, Graven Stones of Lower Accomack County, Virginia.
  4. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  5. [S7] 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  6. [S772] Dr. Brooks Miles Barnes & Barry Wayne Miles, Deaths from Eastern Shore Virginia Newspapers, 1881-1912, A.N. 29 Jul 1911 issue & P.E. 29 Jul 1911 issue & E.S.H. 4 Aug 1911.

William W. Lewis1

M, b. circa 1832
FatherWilliam Lewis b. 1788, d. b 23 Feb 1835
MotherLeshea 'Alicia' (of Robt of Milby) Russell b. 17 Feb 1792
Last Edited5 Jan 2002
Birth*circa 1832William was born circa 1832 at Accomack Co, VA. The 1850 census puts his birth at 1835 and his 1854 marriage record puts it at 1832..1,2 
Census w/another*1850William was listed with another family in the census of in 1850 at Accomack Parish, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Wm. Lewis, a 15 year old laborer in HH#1155 headed by Wm. Shreaves of W., a 30 year old sailor with real estate valued at $200..2 
Marriage*18 March 1854He married Sarah E. Churn, daughter of William M. Churn and Sally Turnall, on 18 March 1854 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Wm. W. Lewis, a 22 year old farmer/painter and the son of Wm. & Elishea Lewis and she was shown as Sarah E. Churn, age 15 the daughter of Wm. W. & Sally Churn. They were married by Edward S. Grant near Daniel Lewis'..1 

Family

Sarah E. Churn b. c 1838
Children 1.William Earl Lewis+ b. c 1863, d. 1933
 2.Elisha Lewis b. c 1864

Citations

  1. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  2. [S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.

Sarah E. Churn1,2

F, b. circa 1838
FatherWilliam M. Churn b. c 1803, d. 1 Apr 1861
MotherSally Turnall b. c 1795
Last Edited6 May 2018
Birth*circa 1838Sarah was born circa 1838 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Census w/parents*1850Sarah was listed with her parents in the census of 1850 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Sarah Churn, age 12 in HH#353 headed by Wm. Churn, a 47 year old farmer with real estate valued at $350..2 
Marriage*18 March 1854She married William W. Lewis, son of William Lewis and Leshea 'Alicia' (of Robt of Milby) Russell, on 18 March 1854 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Wm. W. Lewis, a 22 year old farmer/painter and the son of Wm. & Elishea Lewis and she was shown as Sarah E. Churn, age 15 the daughter of Wm. W. & Sally Churn. They were married by Edward S. Grant near Daniel Lewis'..1 
Married Name18 March 1854 As of 18 March 1854,her married name was Lewis. 

Family

William W. Lewis b. c 1832
Children 1.William Earl Lewis+ b. c 1863, d. 1933
 2.Elisha Lewis b. c 1864

Citations

  1. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  2. [S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.

William Earl Lewis1

M, b. circa 1863, d. 1933
FatherWilliam W. Lewis b. c 1832
MotherSarah E. Churn b. c 1838
ChartsDescendants of Richard Hill (Gentleman, Hunting Creek)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited6 Apr 2002
Birth*circa 1863William was born circa 1863 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*15 June 1887He married Bettie B. Bloxom, daughter of Wesley Anderson Bloxom Sr. and Margaret 'Peggy' Kellam, on 15 June 1887 at Locustville, Acc Co, VA. They were married by John William Carroll, a Methodist minister. William was age 24 and a house carpenter and Bettie was age 18..1 
Death*1933William died in 1933. 

Family

Bettie B. Bloxom b. c 1869, d. 1954
Child 1.Mable Lewis+ b. 1889, d. 1964

Citations

  1. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).

Elisha Lewis

F, b. circa 1864
FatherWilliam W. Lewis b. c 1832
MotherSarah E. Churn b. c 1838
Last Edited9 Feb 1996
Birth*circa 1864Elisha was born circa 1864. 

Julius C. White1,2

M, b. 10 May 1826, d. 28 March 1863
FatherHenry B. White b. 1798, d. Nov 1868
MotherHetty Baker b. 1801, d. 1861
ChartsDescendants of William Munns (1624/5 Muster on E.S.)
Last Edited12 May 2011
Birth*10 May 1826Julius was born on 10 May 1826 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Census w/parents*1850Julius was listed with his parents in the census of 1850 at Accomack Parish, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Julius C. White, a 24 year old carpenter in HH#13 headed by Henry B. White, a 53 year famer..4 
Marriage*4 April 1855He married Margaret Catherine Lewis, daughter of William Lewis and Leshea 'Alicia' (of Robt of Milby) Russell, on 4 April 1855 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Julius C. White of Henry B. and she was shown as Margaret C. Lewis of William, dec'd..1,2 
Census head*1860Julius was listed as a head of household in the census of in 1860 at Wiseville PO, St.George Parish, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Julius C. White, the head of HH#92, a 34 year old farmer with real estate valued at $2,000 and personal property vauled at $1,000. Listed with him were Margaret C. White, age 30 and Alfred J. White, age 4..5 
Death*28 March 1863Julius died on 28 March 1863 at Washington, DC, at age 36. His widow Mrs. Margaret Catherine White Grinnalds' obituary showed her as aged 84, died at the home of her Allie White of Girdletree, MD. She was married twice, Julius White first husband, who was captured during the Civil War and died while in prison in Washington, DC, being held there as a blockade runner..6,7 
Burial*His body was interred at Parksley Cem, Acc Co, VA. His tombstone shows him as Julius C. White, husband of Margaret C. White, who died 28 Mar 1863 at age 36 years, 10 months & 18 days, leaving a wife and son..6 

Family

Margaret Catherine Lewis b. 5 Aug 1827, d. 22 Jul 1911
Child 1.Alfred T. 'Allie' White b. 21 Dec 1855, d. 22 Jun 1933

Citations

  1. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  2. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  3. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.
  4. [S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.
  5. [S7] 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  6. [S502] Jean Merritt Mihalyka & Faye Downing Wilson, Graven Stones of Lower Accomack County, Virginia.
  7. [S772] Dr. Brooks Miles Barnes & Barry Wayne Miles, Deaths from Eastern Shore Virginia Newspapers, 1881-1912, A.N. 29 Jul 1911 issue & P.E. 29 Jul 1911 issue.

Bettie B. Bloxom1

F, b. circa 1869, d. 1954
FatherWesley Anderson Bloxom Sr. b. 8 Aug 1841, d. 28 Apr 1916
MotherMargaret 'Peggy' Kellam b. 5 Aug 1850, d. 30 Sep 1930
ChartsDescendants of Richard Hill (Gentleman, Hunting Creek)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited16 Jun 2002
Birth*circa 1869Bettie was born circa 1869 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*15 June 1887She married William Earl Lewis, son of William W. Lewis and Sarah E. Churn, on 15 June 1887 at Locustville, Acc Co, VA. They were married by John William Carroll, a Methodist minister. William was age 24 and a house carpenter and Bettie was age 18..1 
Married Name15 June 1887 As of 15 June 1887,her married name was Lewis. 
Death*1954Bettie died in 1954. 

Family

William Earl Lewis b. c 1863, d. 1933
Child 1.Mable Lewis+ b. 1889, d. 1964

Citations

  1. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).

Mable Lewis

F, b. 1889, d. 1964
FatherWilliam Earl Lewis b. c 1863, d. 1933
MotherBettie B. Bloxom b. c 1869, d. 1954
ChartsDescendants of Richard Hill (Gentleman, Hunting Creek)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited9 Feb 1996
Birth*1889Mable was born in 1889. 
Marriage*circa 1910She married Dr. Joseph DeCormus circa 1910. 
Married Namecirca 1910 As of circa 1910,her married name was DeCormus. 
Death*1964Mable died in 1964. 

Family

Dr. Joseph DeCormus b. 1882, d. 1966

Dr. Joseph DeCormus

M, b. 1882, d. 1966
ChartsDescendants of Richard Hill (Gentleman, Hunting Creek)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited8 Dec 2008
Birth*1882Joseph was born in 1882. 
Marriage*circa 1910He married Mable Lewis, daughter of William Earl Lewis and Bettie B. Bloxom, circa 1910. 
Death*1966Joseph died in 1966. 

Family

Mable Lewis b. 1889, d. 1964

Sarah 'Sally' Lewis1,2

F, b. circa 1764, d. December 1832
FatherJames Lewis b. c 1738, d. b 29 Apr 1784
MotherPeggy Bonnewell b. c 1745
Last Edited25 Mar 2014
Birth*circa 1764Sarah was born circa 1764 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*21 April 1784Sarah was named in her father's will on 21 April 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Sarah Lewis in the will of James Lewis..2 
Marriage*circa 1785She married Laban Gunter circa 1785.1 
Married Namecirca 1785 As of circa 1785,her married name was Gunter. 
Heir - named as*27 September 1831Sarah was named as an heir on 27 September 1831 at Accomack Co, VA. Peggy Bonwell, sister of Thomas, married James Lewis and died leaving three children: Peggy, Sally and William; Sally married Laban Gunter and is now his widow..1 
Rev War Vet relative*29 June 1832She was shown to be related to a Rev War veteran on 29 June 1832 at Accomack Co, VA. Account of Thomas Bonwell who served in the Revolutionary War. William Gardiner, Sophia Gardiner, Sally Gunter and Polly West, heirs of Thomas Bonwell, a Master in Va Navy in the rev. War, app. John J. Joynes of Accomack Co. their Atty. The above named (ex-cept Polly West) ackn'd the power of Atty, bef. Lewin Joynes J. of P. Accomack Co. Accomack Co. Ct. 29 June, 1832, Certified that William Lewis, the younger, and John Lewis, two of the heirs of Thomas Bonwell, a Master in the state navy, both died intestate and no copy of will is on file in this office. Copy tetse. J. J. Ailsworth, dep. Clk. Also certified that no will of Sarah Bonwell, sister of Thormas Bonwell, is of record in this office nor of Peggy West, formerly Bonwell; that the following proofs were certified, that McKiel Bonwell, brother of Thomas died intestate; that Peggy Russell formerly Lewis one of the heirs of Thomas Bonwell died intestate; that William Lewis the elder, died intestate. Teste, J. J. Ailsworth. Genl. Land Off. 19 June, 1837. To William Selden, Reg. Va. L Off. "Mr. Seml. C. White, guardian of Elisabeth Bonwell dau, of McKiel Bonwell. has called for scrip due her as one of the heirs of Thomas Bonwell, I do not find her name listed in papers. Mr. White resides at Onancock, Accomack Co. Signed, Jas. Whitcomb, Comm'r. Memo, made by clerk of land office: Wt. 7210 to Sophia Gardiner, 148 acres; Wt. 7211 to Sally Gunter, 148 acres; Wt. 7284 to John N. and Narcissa Crippen; Wt. 7283 to Lewis Bonwell and Anna Snead, 444-4/9 acres; Wt. 7285 to Betsey Ball and others, 444 acres, Wt. 8249 to McKiel Bonwell and Polly West, 296 Acres; Wt. 8250 to Isaiah, Sarah, Solomon, Nancy, John, William, Betsey and Edward Russell; Parker, George and William West; Robert and Anara Davis and ScarboroughTannill, 741 acres. Note: On the reverse side of the above memorandum is Written: "The heirship which was files with Wt. 7250 was mailed today to Com'r. Whitcomb, and is to be returned and files with the papers." This certificate does not appear to be among these papers.3 
Will*5 November 1832She made a will on 5 November 1832 at Accomack Co, VA. To son Laban Gunter ... To daughter Sally Gunter ... To daughter Betsy Gunter ... To daughter Maria Gunter ... To son Laban Gunter ... Remainder to my 4 children Sally Gunter, Laban Gunter, Betsy Gunter & Maria Gunter for the term of 10 years from my death & that they remain together during the 10 years. At the end of the 10 years I give my 2 daughters Betsy & Maria Gunter jointly 2 Negroes Leah alias Sekie & Parker until the year 1852 when they shall be free & Leah's increase shall serve Betsy & Maria until the said increase shall have arrived to age 27 & then they to be free. If Betsy & Maria die before the time of service expires, then to my son Edward Gunter, my son Laban Gunter & my daughter Sally Gunter. To son Edward Gunter at the end of the 10 years, $100 during his life & then to his daughter Sally Gunter. To my daughter Sally Gunter at the end of the 10 years, $100. At the end of the 10 years the balance to my 4 children Sally Gunter, Laban Gunter, Betsy Gunter & Maria Gunter. At the end of the 10 years I give my real estate to my son Laban Gunter, daughter Sally Gunter, Betsey Gunter & Maria Gunter. In case the money is ever recovered which I am entitled to under my uncle Thomas Bonewell, for services which he rendered on board the "Galley" in the Revolutionary War, I give the same to all my children mentioned in this will. Sons Edward Gunter & Laban Gunter Extrs. Witt: William Bagwell, Levin Gray & Daniel Bull..4 
Death*December 1832Sarah died in December 1832.4 
Probate*31 December 1832Sarah's will was probated on 31 December 1832 at Accomack Co, VA. John Bull, Thomas Lewis & Levin Gray securities..4 

Family

Laban Gunter b. c 1750
Marriage*circa 1785She married Laban Gunter circa 1785.1 

Citations

  1. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 29 (descendants of Thomas Bonwell, an officer in the Virginia Navy).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 343 (will of James Lewis).
  3. [S2394] Louis A Burgess, Virginia Soldiers of 1776, Volume III, p. 1284 (Account of Thomas Bonwell).
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 238 (will of Sally Gunter Sr.).

Margaret Peggy Lewis1,2

F, b. circa 1762, d. before August 1831
FatherJames Lewis b. c 1738, d. b 29 Apr 1784
MotherPeggy Bonnewell b. c 1745
Last Edited27 Jul 2007
Birth*circa 1762Margaret was born circa 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*21 April 1784Margaret was named in her father's will on 21 April 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Margaret Lewis in the will of James Lewis..2 
Marriage*circa 1800She married Robert (of George) Russell, son of George (of Solomon) Russell and Sarah Bonnewell, circa 1800.1 
Married Namecirca 1800 As of circa 1800,her married name was Russell. 
Land sold*14 December 1807Margaret sold land on 14 December 1807 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Peggy joined her husband Robert Russell in selling land they inherited by the death of his brother Isaiah Russell..3 
Death*before August 1831Margaret died before August 1831. 
Heir - named as*27 September 1831Margaret was named as an heir on 27 September 1831 at Accomack Co, VA. Peggy Bonwell, sister of Thomas, married James Lewis and died leaving three children: Peggy, Sally and William; Peggy Lewis married Robert Russell and died leaving children unknown..4,1 

Family

Robert (of George) Russell b. c 1776, d. b 20 Jan 1832
Marriage*circa 1800She married Robert (of George) Russell, son of George (of Solomon) Russell and Sarah Bonnewell, circa 1800.1 

Citations

  1. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 29 (descendants of Thomas Bonwell, an officer in the Virginia Navy).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 343 (will of James Lewis).
  3. [S951] Clare Pebworth.
  4. [S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.

Planer William Lewis1,2

M, b. circa 1760
FatherJames Lewis b. c 1738, d. b 29 Apr 1784
MotherPeggy Bonnewell b. c 1745
Last Edited22 Jun 2003
Birth*circa 1760Planer was born circa 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*21 April 1784Planer was named in his father's will on 21 April 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Planer William Lewis in the will of James Lewis..2 
Heir - named as*27 September 1831Planer was named as an heir on 27 September 1831 at Accomack Co, VA. Peggy Bonwell, sister of Thomas, married James Lewis and died leaving three children: Peggy, Sally and William; William Lewis died some years since leaving two children: William and John, both of who are dead leaving Sophia Garner, wife of William, their only heir at law..3,1 

Family

Children 1.William Lewis b. c 1780
 2.John Lewis b. c 1782

Citations

  1. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 29 (descendants of Thomas Bonwell, an officer in the Virginia Navy).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 343 (will of James Lewis).
  3. [S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.

Cassandra Lewis

F, b. circa 1780
Last Edited16 Aug 2016
Birth*circa 1780Cassandra was born circa 1780 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*1800She married James (of Rodolphus) Lewis, son of Rodolphus Lewis and Scarborough Ewell, in 1800. 

Family

James (of Rodolphus) Lewis b. c 1777
Children 1.Major Lewis+ b. 1802, d. 10 Feb 1878
 2.John Lewis+ b. c 1805
 3.James (of J.) Lewis+ b. c 1810
 4.Raymond (of J.) Lewis+ b. c 1820, d. 1863

Laban Gunter

M, b. circa 1750
Last Edited9 Feb 1996
Birth*circa 1750Laban was born circa 1750. 
Marriage*circa 1785He married Sarah 'Sally' Lewis, daughter of James Lewis and Peggy Bonnewell, circa 1785.1 

Family

Sarah 'Sally' Lewis b. c 1764, d. Dec 1832

Citations

  1. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 29 (descendants of Thomas Bonwell, an officer in the Virginia Navy).

William Lewis1

M, b. circa 1780
FatherPlaner William Lewis b. c 1760
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of William Burton (Gentleman, Metompkin)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited22 Jun 2003
Birth*circa 1780William was born circa 1780 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*18 October 1800He married Sophia Bull, daughter of John (of Tobias III) Bull and Bridget (372) Bunting, on 18 October 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. Laban Gunter was the security on the M.L.B. of William Lewis and Sophia Bull..2 
Heir - named as*27 September 1831William was named as an heir on 27 September 1831 at Accomack Co, VA. Peggy Bonwell, sister of Thomas, married James Lewis and died leaving three children: Peggy, Sally and William; William Lewis died some years since leaving two children: William and John, both of who are dead leaving Sophia Garner, wife of William, their only heir at law..1 

Family

Sophia Bull b. c 1786

Citations

  1. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 29 (descendants of Thomas Bonwell, an officer in the Virginia Navy).
  2. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

John Lewis1

M, b. circa 1782
FatherPlaner William Lewis b. c 1760
Last Edited22 Jun 2003
Birth*circa 1782John was born circa 1782 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Heir - named as*27 September 1831John was named as an heir on 27 September 1831 at Accomack Co, VA. Peggy Bonwell, sister of Thomas, married James Lewis and died leaving three children: Peggy, Sally and William; William Lewis died some years since leaving two children: William and John, both of who are dead leaving Sophia Garner, wife of William, their only heir at law..1 

Citations

  1. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 29 (descendants of Thomas Bonwell, an officer in the Virginia Navy).

Sophia Bull1

F, b. circa 1786
FatherJohn (of Tobias III) Bull b. c 1740, d. b 30 Dec 1788
MotherBridget (372) Bunting b. c 1745, d. b 26 Feb 1805
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of William Burton (Gentleman, Metompkin)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited25 Mar 2014
Birth*circa 1786Sophia was born circa 1786 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will - Mother's*10 November 1791Sophia was named in her mother's will on 10 November 1791 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as my daughter Sophiah Bull in the will of Bridget Bull, widow.3 
Marriage*18 October 1800She married William Lewis, son of Planer William Lewis, on 18 October 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. Laban Gunter was the security on the M.L.B. of William Lewis and Sophia Bull..4 
Married Name18 October 1800 As of 18 October 1800,her married name was Lewis. 
Marriage11 July 1810She married William Gardner Jr., son of William Gardner, on 11 July 1810 at Accomack Co, VA. Thomas Custis Sr. & Jno. Snead were the securities on the M.L.B. of William Gardner and Sophia Lewis, widow..4 
Married Name11 July 1810 As of 11 July 1810,her married name was Gardner. 
Will - Uncle's*14 September 1831Sophia was named in her uncle's will on 14 September 1831 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as my niece Sophia Gardner & her children and given $100 in the will of George Bunting, unmarried.5 
Heir - named as*27 September 1831Sophia was named as an heir on 27 September 1831 at Accomack Co, VA. Peggy Bonwell, sister of Thomas, married James Lewis and died leaving three children: Peggy, Sally and William; Peggy Lewis married Robert Russell and died leaving children unknown; Sally married Laban Gunter and is now his widow; William Lewis died some years since leaving two children: William and John, both of who are dead leaving Sophia Garner, wife of William, their only heir at law..6 
Rev War Vet relative*29 June 1832She was shown to be related to a Rev War veteran on 29 June 1832 at Accomack Co, VA. Account of Thomas Bonwell who served in the Revolutionary War. William Gardiner, Sophia Gardiner, Sally Gunter and Polly West, heirs of Thomas Bonwell, a Master in Va Navy in the rev. War, app. John J. Joynes of Accomack Co. their Atty. The above named (ex-cept Polly West) ackn'd the power of Atty, bef. Lewin Joynes J. of P. Accomack Co. Accomack Co. Ct. 29 June, 1832, Certified that William Lewis, the younger, and John Lewis, two of the heirs of Thomas Bonwell, a Master in the state navy, both died intestate and no copy of will is on file in this office. Copy tetse. J. J. Ailsworth, dep. Clk. Also certified that no will of Sarah Bonwell, sister of Thormas Bonwell, is of record in this office nor of Peggy West, formerly Bonwell; that the following proofs were certified, that McKiel Bonwell, brother of Thomas died intestate; that Peggy Russell formerly Lewis one of the heirs of Thomas Bonwell died intestate; that William Lewis the elder, died intestate. Teste, J. J. Ailsworth. Genl. Land Off. 19 June, 1837. To William Selden, Reg. Va. L Off. "Mr. Seml. C. White, guardian of Elisabeth Bonwell dau, of McKiel Bonwell. has called for scrip due her as one of the heirs of Thomas Bonwell, I do not find her name listed in papers. Mr. White resides at Onancock, Accomack Co. Signed, Jas. Whitcomb, Comm'r. Memo, made by clerk of land office: Wt. 7210 to Sophia Gardiner, 148 acres; Wt. 7211 to Sally Gunter, 148 acres; Wt. 7284 to John N. and Narcissa Crippen; Wt. 7283 to Lewis Bonwell and Anna Snead, 444-4/9 acres; Wt. 7285 to Betsey Ball and others, 444 acres, Wt. 8249 to McKiel Bonwell and Polly West, 296 Acres; Wt. 8250 to Isaiah, Sarah, Solomon, Nancy, John, William, Betsey and Edward Russell; Parker, George and William West; Robert and Anara Davis and ScarboroughTannill, 741 acres. Note: On the reverse side of the above memorandum is Written: "The heirship which was files with Wt. 7250 was mailed today to Com'r. Whitcomb, and is to be returned and files with the papers." This certificate does not appear to be among these papers.7 
Census w/husband*1850Sophia was listed with her husband in the census of in 1850 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Sophia Gardiner, age 64 in HH#338 headed by Wm. Gardiner Jr., age 63 year old famer with real estate valued at $1,800..2 

Family 1

William Lewis b. c 1780
Marriage*18 October 1800She married William Lewis, son of Planer William Lewis, on 18 October 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. Laban Gunter was the security on the M.L.B. of William Lewis and Sophia Bull..4 

Family 2

William Gardner Jr. b. c 1787, d. b 29 Jan 1866
Marriage11 July 1810She married William Gardner Jr., son of William Gardner, on 11 July 1810 at Accomack Co, VA. Thomas Custis Sr. & Jno. Snead were the securities on the M.L.B. of William Gardner and Sophia Lewis, widow..4 
Children 1.Ann Gardner+ b. c 1811
 2.James Gardner b. c 1819, d. Mar 1873
 3.Elizabeth Gardner b. c 1825, d. 6 Mar 1896
 4.John Gardner+ b. c 1828, d. 14 Feb 1895

Citations

  1. [S758] Mary Frances Carey, Bulls of Accomack County (Tobias I, Tobias II, Tobias III, John, Bagwell, William, Bagwell).
  2. [S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 98 (will of Bridget Bull, widow).
  4. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  5. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 108 (will of George Bunting, unmarried).
  6. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 29 (descendants of Thomas Bonwell, an officer in the Virginia Navy).
  7. [S2394] Louis A Burgess, Virginia Soldiers of 1776, Volume III, p. 1284 (Account of Thomas Bonwell).

Euphamia 'Famy' Lewis

F, b. 1878
FatherWilliam Thomas 'Tom Handsome' Lewis b. c 1837, d. 1907
MotherElizabeth West 'Betty' Bell b. 1840, d. 1907
Last Edited27 Jan 2007
Birth*1878Euphamia was born in 1878 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*1900She married Benjamin T. Lewis, son of Alfred J. Lewis and Maria Ann Adams, in 1900. 

Family

Benjamin T. Lewis b. c 1880

Odessa Hainer

F, b. circa 1880
Last Edited9 Feb 1996
Birth*circa 1880Odessa was born circa 1880. 
Marriage*circa 1920She married Benjamin T. Lewis, son of Alfred J. Lewis and Maria Ann Adams, circa 1920. 
Married Namecirca 1920 As of circa 1920,her married name was Lewis. 

Family

Benjamin T. Lewis b. c 1880

John Dix I1

M, b. circa 1676, d. before 8 April 1719
FatherIsaac Dix I b. 1644, d. b 2 Apr 1688
MotherMary (of John I) Lewis b. 1655, d. b 9 Dec 1697
Last Edited13 Jul 2014
Birth*circa 1676John was born circa 1676 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*28 October 1687John was named in his father's will on 28 October 1687 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son John Dix in the will of Isaac Dix, wife Mary. Under 18..1 
Deed of Gift - Rec'd*11 May 1688He received by deed of gift on 11 May 1688 at Accomack Co, VA. A deed of gift from William Groten to my wife's son Jno Dix one two year old heifer and her increase to him and his heirs forever and to my wife's daughter Mary Dix I give one two year old heifer and her increase to her heirs forever and to my wife's daughter Lucretia Dix I give one two year old heifer and her increase to her and her heirs forever and to all ye children my on __?__ all I give to each of them one ewe and a ewe lamb and their increase to them and their heirs forever. The said sheep and cows delivered to ye children as they attain to age by their father's will and to ye two girls which has the feather bed left them by their father's will I give to them furniture to ye said bed and further I give to John Dix my wife's son as many feathers as will fill a bed and boult of ticking which was left to him by his father's will provided that the said John Dix when he comes to age will oblige himself to give to his brother Isaac Dix one new bead and boult of ticking when he the said Isaac comes to age and to ye free performance of all and every promise above written. I have here unto set my hand and seal this 11th day of May 1688. Signed: William Groten. Witt: Wm. Parker & Elizabeth Parker. Acknowledged in open court September the 18th 1688 by William Groten of his Reall act and deed to his wifes children.2 
Marriage*circa 1700He married Patience (-----) circa 1700 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Will - Brother's*25 January 1708John was named in his brother's will on 25 January 1708 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a brother John Dix in the will of Isack Dix, wife Margaret..4 
Will*11 March 1719He made a will on 11 March 1719 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Death*before 8 April 1719John died before 8 April 1719 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated..3 

Family

Patience (-----) b. c 1680
Marriage*circa 1700He married Patience (-----) circa 1700 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Children 1.Isaac (of John) Dix+ b. c 1702, d. b 28 Apr 1741
 2.William (of John) Dix b. c 1703, d. b 10 Feb 1732/33
 3.Mary Dix+ b. c 1705
 4.John Dix II+ b. c 1706, d. b 30 Mar 1762
 5.Jacob Dix b. c 1708, d. b 1725
 6.Elizabeth Dix+ b. c 1712

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 16 (will of Isaac Dix).
  2. [S93] Accomack County, VA, Wills & Deeds, 1676-1690 (vi), p. 481a (deed of gift from William Groton to wife Mary's Dix children).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 59 (will of John Dix, wife Patience).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 43 (will of Isack Dix, wife Margaret).

Isaac Dix II1

M, b. circa 1674, d. before 5 April 1709
FatherIsaac Dix I b. 1644, d. b 2 Apr 1688
MotherMary (of John I) Lewis b. 1655, d. b 9 Dec 1697
Last Edited18 Jul 2014
Birth*circa 1674Isaac was born circa 1674 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*28 October 1687Isaac was named in his father's will on 28 October 1687 at Accomack Co, VA. Under 18..1 
Deed of Gift - Rec'd*11 May 1688He received by deed of gift on 11 May 1688 at Accomack Co, VA. A deed of gift from William Groten to my wife's son Jno Dix one two year old heifer and her increase to him and his heirs forever and to my wife's daughter Mary Dix I give one two year old heifer and her increase to her heirs forever and to my wife's daughter Lucretia Dix I give one two year old heifer and her increase to her and her heirs forever and to all ye children my on __?__ all I give to each of them one ewe and a ewe lamb and their increase to them and their heirs forever. The said sheep and cows delivered to ye children as they attain to age by their father's will and to ye two girls which has the feather bed left them by their father's will I give to them furniture to ye said bed and further I give to John Dix my wife's son as many feathers as will fill a bed and boult of ticking which was left to him by his father's will provided that the said John Dix when he comes to age will oblige himself to give to his brother Isaac Dix one new bead and boult of ticking when he the said Isaac comes to age and to ye free performance of all and every promise above written. I have here unto set my hand and seal this 11th day of May 1688. Signed: William Groten. Witt: Wm. Parker & Elizabeth Parker. Acknowledged in open court September the 18th 1688 by William Groten of his Reall act and deed to his wifes children.2 
Marriage*circa 1694He married Margaret (-----) circa 1694 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Will*25 January 1708He made a will on 25 January 1708 at Accomack Co, VA. To son Richard (under 18) 250 acres To son Isack (under 18) 250 acres beginning at the fork called Winneyfritt Woodlund's Branch. Daughter Margaret (under 16) Wife Margaret Exec. & in case of her deceased friends George Parker, John Barnes, Jr., Brother John Dix & Richard Kitson to see my will carried out. Witt: John Barnes, Jr., John Mellson, John Crippen, John Oneony..4 
Death*before 5 April 1709Isaac died before 5 April 1709 at Accomack Co, VA.4 

Family

Margaret (-----) b. c 1675
Children 1.Richard Dix b. c 1694
 2.Isaac Dix III+ b. c 1695, d. b 27 Aug 1751
 3.Margaret Dix b. c 1697, d. b 7 Feb 1737

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 16 (will of Isaac Dix).
  2. [S93] Accomack County, VA, Wills & Deeds, 1676-1690 (vi), p. 481a (deed of gift from William Groton to wife Mary's Dix children).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 43 (will of Isack Dix, wife Margaret).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 43 (will of Isack Dix).

Elizabeth Dix1

F, b. circa 1678
FatherIsaac Dix I b. 1644, d. b 2 Apr 1688
MotherMary (of John I) Lewis b. 1655, d. b 9 Dec 1697
Last Edited17 Dec 2011
Birth*circa 1678Elizabeth was born circa 1678 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*28 October 1687Elizabeth was named in her father's will on 28 October 1687 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 16 (will of Isaac Dix).

Lucretia Dix1

F, b. circa 1680
FatherIsaac Dix I b. 1644, d. b 2 Apr 1688
MotherMary (of John I) Lewis b. 1655, d. b 9 Dec 1697
Last Edited18 Dec 2011
Birth*circa 1680Lucretia was born circa 1680 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*28 October 1687Lucretia was named in her father's will on 28 October 1687 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Deed of Gift - Rec'd*11 May 1688She received by deed of gift on 11 May 1688 at Accomack Co, VA. A deed of gift from William Groten to my wife's son Jno Dix one two year old heifer and her increase to him and his heirs forever and to my wife's daughter Mary Dix I give one two year old heifer and her increase to her heirs forever and to my wife's daughter Lucretia Dix I give one two year old heifer and her increase to her and her heirs forever and to all ye children my on __?__ all I give to each of them one ewe and a ewe lamb and their increase to them and their heirs forever. The said sheep and cows delivered to ye children as they attain to age by their father's will and to ye two girls which has the feather bed left them by their father's will I give to them furniture to ye said bed and further I give to John Dix my wife's son as many feathers as will fill a bed and boult of ticking which was left to him by his father's will provided that the said John Dix when he comes to age will oblige himself to give to his brother Isaac Dix one new bead and boult of ticking when he the said Isaac comes to age and to ye free performance of all and every promise above written. I have here unto set my hand and seal this 11th day of May 1688. Signed: William Groten. Witt: Wm. Parker & Elizabeth Parker. Acknowledged in open court September the 18th 1688 by William Groten of his Reall act and deed to his wifes children.2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 16 (will of Isaac Dix).
  2. [S93] Accomack County, VA, Wills & Deeds, 1676-1690 (vi), p. 481a (deed of gift from William Groton to wife Mary's Dix children).

Annabella Dix1

F, b. circa 1682
FatherIsaac Dix I b. 1644, d. b 2 Apr 1688
MotherMary (of John I) Lewis b. 1655, d. b 9 Dec 1697
Last Edited17 Dec 2011
Birth*circa 1682Annabella was born circa 1682 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*28 October 1687Annabella was named in her father's will on 28 October 1687 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Annabella Dix in the will of Isaac Dix, wife Mary..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 16 (will of Isaac Dix).