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Frances Yeardley West1

F, b. circa 1762, d. before 27 August 1832
FatherLt. John (197) West Sr. b. c 1727, d. b 30 Aug 1805
MotherAnn (286) West b. c 1753
ChartsDescendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of John Major (Nandua Creek)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#1)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#2)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Descendants of Sir George Yeardley (Ancient Planter)
Last Edited16 Mar 2015
Birth*circa 1762Frances was born circa 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*30 November 1775She married Lt. Robinson (448) Custis, son of Maj. Thomas (570) Custis and Elizabeth Cassandra 'Cassy' (160) Wise, on 30 November 1775 at Accomack Co, VA. Edmund Custis was the security on the M.L.B. of Robinson Custis and Frances Yeardy West..2 
Married Name30 November 1775 As of 30 November 1775,her married name was Custis. 
Will - Husb's*23 November 1797Frances was named in her husband's will on 23 November 1797 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Robinson Custis, wife no name, mentioned 4 children Thomas, Peter, Fanny & Edmund all under age, and a brother John Custis guardian & Extr, who was shown as John Custis B.S. at probate.3 
Will - Father's*before 30 August 1805Frances was named in her father's will before 30 August 1805 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Yearly Custis in the will of John West Sr., son-in-law George Poulson.4 
Land cause*1 June 1814She was named in a land cause on 1 June 1814 at Accomack Co, VA. Came Peter Custis, Frances Custis, Sr. & Frances Custis, infant, child of Thomas Custis by Peter Custis her next friend, and brought their bill in chancery against Edmund R. Custis; That a certain Robinson Custis late of the County of Accomack in his lifetime and at the time of his death was seized in his demesne as of fee in a valuable plantation & tract of land situate on Deep Creek, and was also seized of 1/2 of the grist & saw mills contiguous thereto on the head of Deep Creek, and being so seized departed this life on the ____ day of ____ 1798, having first duly made his last will & testament, in which said will among other things he devised to your oratrix Frances Y. Custis, Sr., his widow, his mansion house & outhouses & garden and sufficient ground contiguous thereto for potato patches and other necessary vine patches during her natural life or widowhood, and the remaining part of his real estate to be rented until his son Edmund arrived at lawful age, & the proceeds equally divided among his said widow & his four children, Thomas, Peter, Edmund & Frances, and upon the arrival of the said Edmund at lawful age the whole of his real estate, except what he devised to his wife, to be equally divided between all his aforesaid children; on the 13 May, 1804, your orator Peter Custis conveyed to the said Thomas Custis his undivided 1/4 part of said tract supposed to contain 600 acres, and on the 30 May 1804, the said Thomas & Peter Custis conveyed to John Custis (Bay Side) their 1/4 part of the aforesaid Mills; on the ____ day of ____ 1807, the aforesaid Frances Custis, the daughter of the said Robinson Custis, de-parted this life under age & without issue, leaving her mother & her three brothers, Thomas, Peter & Edmund Custis living, and her 1/4 part of the said plantation descended to her three brothers; the said Thomas Custis departed this life in the month of January 1814, having first made his last will & testament in which he devised his whole estate to your oratrix, Frances Custis, Jr., his daughter, during her natural life with remainder to said Peter & Edmund Custis &c.5 
Will*23 July 1832She made a will on 23 July 1832 at Accomack Co, VA. To son Edmund R. Custis Negroes Abel, Spencer, John, Sarah, Jake, Pleasant & her child Pleasant together with their future increase & all other Negroes which I now have together with my interest in Negro man Stephney (which I heired from my daughter Fanny). Son Edmund R. Custis Extr. Witt: Tully R. Wise Jr. & Southey S. Satchell..6 
Death*before 27 August 1832Frances died before 27 August 1832 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that her will was probated..6 

Family

Lt. Robinson (448) Custis b. 18 Nov 1756, d. b 29 Jan 1798
Marriage*30 November 1775She married Lt. Robinson (448) Custis, son of Maj. Thomas (570) Custis and Elizabeth Cassandra 'Cassy' (160) Wise, on 30 November 1775 at Accomack Co, VA. Edmund Custis was the security on the M.L.B. of Robinson Custis and Frances Yeardy West..2 
Children 1.Thomas (of Robinson) Custis+ b. c 1778, d. b 31 Jan 1814
 2.Peter Robinson Custis b. c 1780
 3.Frances 'Fanny' Custis b. c 1782, d. 1807
 4.Edmund R. Custis+ b. 22 Jul 1791, d. 2 Feb 1837

Citations

  1. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 546 (Anthony West Family).
  2. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 450 (will of Robinson Custis).
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 591 (will of John West Sr., son-in-law George Poulson).
  5. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 105 (Custis vs Custis).
  6. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 149 (will of Francis Yearly Custis).

Thomas (of Robinson) Custis1

M, b. circa 1778, d. before 31 January 1814
FatherLt. Robinson (448) Custis b. 18 Nov 1756, d. b 29 Jan 1798
MotherFrances Yeardley West b. c 1762, d. b 27 Aug 1832
ChartsDescendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of John Major (Nandua Creek)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Descendants of Sir George Yeardley (Ancient Planter)
Last Edited16 Mar 2015
Birth*circa 1778Thomas was born circa 1778 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*23 November 1797Thomas was named in his father's will on 23 November 1797 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Thomas Custis in the will of Robinson Custis..1 
Marriage*circa 1800He married Ann (-----) circa 1800. 
Will - Grmoth's*22 July 1801Thomas was named in his grandmother's will on 22 July 1801 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a grandson Thomas Custis, son of my dec'd son Robinson Custis, in the will of Cassia Custis..2 
Will*7 July 1810Thomas made a will on 7 July 1810 at Deep Creek, Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Thomas Custis Jr., Deep Creek. To daughter Frances Custis all my estate during her natural life & at her death to my brothers Peter Custis & Edmund Custis, but if either of them should die without issue, then to the other. Brother Peter Custis guardian to my daughter Frances until she arrives to age 21. Brother Peter Custis Extr. Witt: John Finney, Levin S. Joynes, Ethel Lyon, Francis Boggs, John B. Walker & James Stewart.3 
Death*before 31 January 1814Thomas died before 31 January 1814 at Deep Creek, Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was proved..3 
Est App & Sales*30 May 1814He's appraisement and account of sales was recorded on 30 May 1814 at Accomack Co, VA. 7 Mar 1814 (Invy), 14 Mar 1814 (Sale), 30 May 1814 (Rec'd) - Negroes Lucy, Jinny, Jacob & Isaac. Appraisers: Samuel Waples, James Poulson & Ethel Lyon. Buyers: Francis G. Custis & Edmund R. Custis.4 
Land cause*1 June 1814He was named in a land cause on 1 June 1814 at Accomack Co, VA. Came Peter Custis, Frances Custis, Sr. & Frances Custis, infant, child of Thomas Custis by Peter Custis her next friend, and brought their bill in chancery against Edmund R. Custis; That a certain Robinson Custis late of the County of Accomack in his lifetime and at the time of his death was seized in his demesne as of fee in a valuable plantation & tract of land situate on Deep Creek, and was also seized of 1/2 of the grist & saw mills contiguous thereto on the head of Deep Creek, and being so seized departed this life on the ____ day of ____ 1798, having first duly made his last will & testament, in which said will among other things he devised to your oratrix Frances Y. Custis, Sr., his widow, his mansion house & outhouses & garden and sufficient ground contiguous thereto for potato patches and other necessary vine patches during her natural life or widowhood, and the remaining part of his real estate to be rented until his son Edmund arrived at lawful age, & the proceeds equally divided among his said widow & his four children, Thomas, Peter, Edmund & Frances, and upon the arrival of the said Edmund at lawful age the whole of his real estate, except what he devised to his wife, to be equally divided between all his aforesaid children; on the 13 May, 1804, your orator Peter Custis conveyed to the said Thomas Custis his undivided 1/4 part of said tract supposed to contain 600 acres, and on the 30 May 1804, the said Thomas & Peter Custis conveyed to John Custis (Bay Side) their 1/4 part of the aforesaid Mills; on the ____ day of ____ 1807, the aforesaid Frances Custis, the daughter of the said Robinson Custis, de-parted this life under age & without issue, leaving her mother & her three brothers, Thomas, Peter & Edmund Custis living, and her 1/4 part of the said plantation descended to her three brothers; the said Thomas Custis departed this life in the month of January 1814, having first made his last will & testament in which he devised his whole estate to your oratrix, Frances Custis, Jr., his daughter, during her natural life with remainder to said Peter & Edmund Custis &c.5 
Est settm't*29 August 1814His estate was settled on 29 August 1814 at Accomack Co, VA. 27 Jan 1814 (Order to Audit), 29 Aug 1814 (Rec'd) - Peter Custis Extr. Named in settlement: John Custis, William T. Custis, Francis Y. Custis & Edmond R. Custis. Auditors: Samuel Waples & William Seymour.6 
Land cause30 November 1814He was named in a land cause on 30 November 1814 at Accomack Co, VA. Ann Custis, widow of Thomas, vs Frances Y. Custis, Infant. That a certain Thomas Custis, late of this County who was the husband of your oratrix, being seized in his demesne as of fee of and in a plantation and tract of land situate in this county upon the head of Deep Creek, containing 282 acres 3 rods & 28 perches, and also another tract adjoining the land of William P. Custis & others, and being so seized on the ____ day of Jan. 1814, departed this life having first duly made his last will & testament in which he made no provision by way of jointure or otherwise as to the right of Dower of your oratrix; that the said Thomas Custis left issue an only child, viz: Frances Y. Custis, the present defendant, to whom he left the said lands for life with remainder to Peter & Edmund Custis, in fee simple.7 
Est settm't31 October 1815His estate was settled on 31 October 1815 at Accomack Co, VA. 27 Jun 1814 (Order to Audit), 2 Oct 1815 (Audit), 31 Oct 1815 (Rec'd) - Peter Custis Extr. Named in settlement: Nancy Custis, E. Custis & Negro Jacob. Auditors: Samuel Waples & William Seymour.6 
Est settm't27 September 1824His estate was settled on 27 September 1824 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Thomas Custis of Robinson. 27 Jan 1814 (Order to Audit), 29 Aug 1814 (Rec'd) - Peter Custis Extr. Named in settlement: John Custis, William T. Custis, Francis Y. Custis & Edmond R. Custis. Auditors: Samuel Waples & William Seymour.6 

Family

Ann (-----) b. c 1780
Marriage*circa 1800He married Ann (-----) circa 1800. 
Child 1.Frances Y. Custis3 b. c 1802

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 450 (will of Robinson Custis).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 148 (will of Cassia Custis).
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 155 (will of Thomas Custis Jr., Deep Creek).
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 154 (Invy & Sale of Thomas Custis).
  5. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 105 (Custis vs Custis).
  6. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 154 (settlement of Thomas Custis, Peter Custis Extr.).
  7. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 107 (Ann Custis vs. Frances Y. Custis).

Peter Robinson Custis1

M, b. circa 1780
FatherLt. Robinson (448) Custis b. 18 Nov 1756, d. b 29 Jan 1798
MotherFrances Yeardley West b. c 1762, d. b 27 Aug 1832
ChartsDescendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of John Major (Nandua Creek)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Descendants of Sir George Yeardley (Ancient Planter)
Last Edited16 Mar 2015
Birth*circa 1780Peter was born circa 1780 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*23 November 1797Peter was named in his father's will on 23 November 1797 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Peter Custis in the will of Robinson Custis..2 
Will - Grmoth's*22 July 1801Peter was named in his grandmother's will on 22 July 1801 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a grandson Peter Custis, son of my dec'd son Robinson Custis, in the will of Cassia Custis..3 
Will - Brother's*7 July 1810Peter was named in his brother's will on 7 July 1810 at Deep Creek, Accomack Co, VA. In his will Thomas Custis Jr., Deep Creek, named a daughter Frances Custis (under 21) and brothers Peter Custis & Edmund Custis.4 
Land cause*1 June 1814He was named in a land cause on 1 June 1814 at Accomack Co, VA. Came Peter Custis, Frances Custis, Sr. & Frances Custis, infant, child of Thomas Custis by Peter Custis her next friend, and brought their bill in chancery against Edmund R. Custis; That a certain Robinson Custis late of the County of Accomack in his lifetime and at the time of his death was seized in his demesne as of fee in a valuable plantation & tract of land situate on Deep Creek, and was also seized of 1/2 of the grist & saw mills contiguous thereto on the head of Deep Creek, and being so seized departed this life on the ____ day of ____ 1798, having first duly made his last will & testament, in which said will among other things he devised to your oratrix Frances Y. Custis, Sr., his widow, his mansion house & outhouses & garden and sufficient ground contiguous thereto for potato patches and other necessary vine patches during her natural life or widowhood, and the remaining part of his real estate to be rented until his son Edmund arrived at lawful age, & the proceeds equally divided among his said widow & his four children, Thomas, Peter, Edmund & Frances, and upon the arrival of the said Edmund at lawful age the whole of his real estate, except what he devised to his wife, to be equally divided between all his aforesaid children; on the 13 May, 1804, your orator Peter Custis conveyed to the said Thomas Custis his undivided 1/4 part of said tract supposed to contain 600 acres, and on the 30 May 1804, the said Thomas & Peter Custis conveyed to John Custis (Bay Side) their 1/4 part of the aforesaid Mills; on the ____ day of ____ 1807, the aforesaid Frances Custis, the daughter of the said Robinson Custis, de-parted this life under age & without issue, leaving her mother & her three brothers, Thomas, Peter & Edmund Custis living, and her 1/4 part of the said plantation descended to her three brothers; the said Thomas Custis departed this life in the month of January 1814, having first made his last will & testament in which he devised his whole estate to your oratrix, Frances Custis, Jr., his daughter, during her natural life with remainder to said Peter & Edmund Custis &c.5 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 450 (will of Robinson Custis).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800.
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 148 (will of Cassia Custis).
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 155 (will of Thomas Custis Jr., Deep Creek).
  5. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 105 (Custis vs Custis).

Frances 'Fanny' Custis1

F, b. circa 1782, d. 1807
FatherLt. Robinson (448) Custis b. 18 Nov 1756, d. b 29 Jan 1798
MotherFrances Yeardley West b. c 1762, d. b 27 Aug 1832
ChartsDescendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of John Major (Nandua Creek)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Descendants of Sir George Yeardley (Ancient Planter)
Last Edited16 Mar 2015
Birth*circa 1782Frances was born circa 1782 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*23 November 1797Frances was named in her father's will on 23 November 1797 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daugter Fanny Custis in the will of Robinson Custis..2 
Will - Grmoth's*22 July 1801Frances was named in her grandmother's will on 22 July 1801 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a granddaughter Fanny Custis, daughter of my dec'd son Robinson Custis, in the will of Cassia Custis..3 
Death*1807Frances died in 1807 at Accomack Co, VA.4 
Land cause*1 June 1814She was named in a land cause on 1 June 1814 at Accomack Co, VA. Came Peter Custis, Frances Custis, Sr. & Frances Custis, infant, child of Thomas Custis by Peter Custis her next friend, and brought their bill in chancery against Edmund R. Custis; That a certain Robinson Custis late of the County of Accomack in his lifetime and at the time of his death was seized in his demesne as of fee in a valuable plantation & tract of land situate on Deep Creek, and was also seized of 1/2 of the grist & saw mills contiguous thereto on the head of Deep Creek, and being so seized departed this life on the ____ day of ____ 1798, having first duly made his last will & testament, in which said will among other things he devised to your oratrix Frances Y. Custis, Sr., his widow, his mansion house & outhouses & garden and sufficient ground contiguous thereto for potato patches and other necessary vine patches during her natural life or widowhood, and the remaining part of his real estate to be rented until his son Edmund arrived at lawful age, & the proceeds equally divided among his said widow & his four children, Thomas, Peter, Edmund & Frances, and upon the arrival of the said Edmund at lawful age the whole of his real estate, except what he devised to his wife, to be equally divided between all his aforesaid children; on the 13 May, 1804, your orator Peter Custis conveyed to the said Thomas Custis his undivided 1/4 part of said tract supposed to contain 600 acres, and on the 30 May 1804, the said Thomas & Peter Custis conveyed to John Custis (Bay Side) their 1/4 part of the aforesaid Mills; on the ____ day of ____ 1807, the aforesaid Frances Custis, the daughter of the said Robinson Custis, de-parted this life under age & without issue, leaving her mother & her three brothers, Thomas, Peter & Edmund Custis living, and her 1/4 part of the said plantation descended to her three brothers; the said Thomas Custis departed this life in the month of January 1814, having first made his last will & testament in which he devised his whole estate to your oratrix, Frances Custis, Jr., his daughter, during her natural life with remainder to said Peter & Edmund Custis &c.4 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 450 (will of Robinson Custis).
  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. 148 (will of Cassia Custis).
  4. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 105 (Custis vs Custis).

Elizabeth Cassandra 'Cassy' (160) Wise1

F, b. 7 April 1728, d. 26 April 1803
FatherMaj. John (39) Wise (III) b. 8 Aug 1699, d. 9 Aug 1767
MotherScarburgh (32) Robinson b. 16 Apr 1691, d. 29 Jan 1770
ChartsDescendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#1)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#2)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited1 Mar 2015
Birth*7 April 1728Elizabeth was born on 7 April 1728 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Cassey Wise the daughter of Major John Wise & Scarburgh his wife. She was born the 7th day of April, A.D. 1728 and departed this life on the 26th day of April, A.D. 1803, about nine o'clock in the morning..2,3,4 
Marriage*21 June 1748She married Maj. Thomas (570) Custis, son of Maj. John (240) Custis (Deep Creek) and Susannah Bowdoin, on 21 June 1748 at Accomack Co, VA. Major Thomas Custis, son of John Custis and Susanah his wife, and Cassey Wise, daughter of Major John Wise & Scarburgh his wife, were married the 21st day of June, A.D. 1748..2,3,4 
Married Name21 June 1748 As of 21 June 1748,her married name was Custis. 
Will - Husb's*9 May 1763Elizabeth was named in her husband's will on 9 May 1763 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Casey Custis in the probate of the will of Thomas Custis..5 
Will - Father's*5 August 1767Elizabeth was named in her father's will on 5 August 1767 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Casey Custis in the will of John Wise, wife Scarburgh. The slaves to be by my said daughter Casey disposed of to such of Major Thomas Custis's children as she shall think proper..6 
Will*22 July 1801She made a will on 22 July 1801 at Accomack Co, VA. To daughter Ann Waples slaves Keziah, Derry, Sall, Daniel, Agnes, Charles, Arthur, Milby & 2 children, Bridget & unnamed & their increase to my granddaughter Cassia Waples & the rest of the slaves & their increases to granddaughter Cassia & the other children of my daughter Anne Waples which she has or hereafter may. To daughter Ann Waples ... To grandchildren Thomas, Peter, Fanny & Edward Custis, children of my dec'd son Robinson Custis, my slave Comfort & her son Stephney. To son John Custis & grandson William Robinson Custis my Negro man Dyer to be sold. To my son John Custis ... To my granddaughter Cassia West ... To my granddaughter Cassia Waples 6 silver tea spoons. Son John Custis Extr. Witt: John Wise & Solomon Wise..7 
Death*26 April 1803Elizabeth died on 26 April 1803 at Accomack Co, VA, at age 75.2,3,4 
Probate*25 July 1803Elizabeth's will was probated on 25 July 1803 at Accomack Co, VA. Edmund Bayly & William Gibb securities..7 
Est settm't*24 April 1809Her estate was settled on 24 April 1809 at Accomack Co, VA. 4 May 1803 (Invy), 4 May 1803 (Div) No Date (Audit), 24 Apr 1809 (Rec'd) - John Custis Extr. Legacy to Ann Waples for life with remainder to Cassia Waples (Negroes:) Keziah, Derry, Sall, Daniel, Agnes, Charles, Arthur, Milly & 2 children Bridget & Maria. Legacy to Robinson Custis' children Comfort & Stepmy. Legacy to John & William R. Custis (Negroes:) Dyer, Jal a child of Comfort born since the date of the will. Legacy to Cassia West. Appraisers: Tully Wise, John Wise & George Poulson. Division of estate to Thomas Custis, Anne Waples, John Custis, children of Robinson & children of John West. Auditors: John Wise & Richard D. Badger.8 

Family

Maj. Thomas (570) Custis b. 22 Sep 1726, d. 6 Feb 1764
Marriage*21 June 1748She married Maj. Thomas (570) Custis, son of Maj. John (240) Custis (Deep Creek) and Susannah Bowdoin, on 21 June 1748 at Accomack Co, VA. Major Thomas Custis, son of John Custis and Susanah his wife, and Cassey Wise, daughter of Major John Wise & Scarburgh his wife, were married the 21st day of June, A.D. 1748..2,3,4 
Children 1.Elizabeth (444) Custis b. 21 May 1749, d. 22 Jul 1794
 2.Capt. John (Bay Side) (445) Custis Sr.+ b. 23 Feb 1750/51, d. 3 Mar 1809
 3.Lt. Thomas (446) Custis+ b. 5 Jan 1753, d. 29 Dec 1811
 4.Anne (447) Custis+ b. 2 Jan 1755, d. 17 Jul 1821
 5.Lt. Robinson (448) Custis+ b. 18 Nov 1756, d. b 29 Jan 1798

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 217 (will of Thomas Custis) & p. 237 (will of John Wise, wife Scarburgh).
  2. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 545 (Anthony West Family).
  3. [S1001] Thomas Teackle Upshur, Genealogies of the Kingdom of Accomack, 5 pages of Custis, Wise & Pitts family data were found loose between pages 214 & 215 in Vol 1, Box 10 by E. Spencer Wise on 15 April 1986 and placed in his Wise family folder at the E.S.P.L.
  4. [S550] Jean M. Mihalyka, Bible Records Accomack & Northampton County, Virginia, Vol. 4, pp 96-101 (Pitts - Custis Bible, printed by Thomas Dobson at the Stone House No. 41, South Second Street, Philadelphia, 1799. Copied 1980 by Robert A. Pitts, 215 Woodland Drive, State College, PA 16801 and typed by Lila H. Schmidt for this compilation in Feb. 1981).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 217 (will of Thomas Custis).
  6. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 237 (will of John Wise, wife Scarburgh).
  7. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 148 (will of Cassia Custis).
  8. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 148 (settlement of Cassia Custis, John Custis Extr).

Lt. Thomas (446) Custis1,2

M, b. 5 January 1753, d. 29 December 1811
FatherMaj. Thomas (570) Custis b. 22 Sep 1726, d. 6 Feb 1764
MotherElizabeth Cassandra 'Cassy' (160) Wise b. 7 Apr 1728, d. 26 Apr 1803
ChartsDescendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown) (#1)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown) (#2)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#1)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#2)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex) (#1)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex) (#2)
Descendants of Sir George Yeardley (Ancient Planter)
Last Edited1 Mar 2015
Birth*5 January 1753Thomas was born on 5 January 1753 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Thomas Custis, son of Thomas Custis and Cassey his wife, born January 5th, A.D. on Friday 3 o'clock P.M., 1753 and departed this life on the _____ day of Dec, 1812 (Upshur Files). He was shown as Thomas Custis, son of Thomas and Cassey his wife, who was born January the fifth 1753. De departed this life December 29th, 1811, aged 58 years, 11 months and 24 days (Mark Lewis Files)..2,3,4,5 
Will - Father's*9 May 1763Thomas was named in his father's will on 9 May 1763 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Thomas Custis (under age) in the will of Thomas Custis..1 
Marriage*17 May 1772He married Elizabeth (392) Smith, daughter of William Robinson (135) Smith and Mary Robinson (161) Wise, on 17 May 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. Thomas Custis, son of Thomas and Cassay his wife, was married to Elizabeth Smith, daughter of William Robinson Smith and Mary his wife, on the seventeenth day of May 1772. (Note: They were 2nd cousins.)6,4 
Rev War Veteran*4 July 1776Thomas served in the Revolutionary War in on 4 July 1776 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Thomas Custis (VA): 2nd Lieutenant 9th Virginia, 4 Jul 1776; 1st Lieutenant 22 Jul 1776; retired 14 Sep 1778. On 28 Aug 1833 a deposition of Robert Russell, age 76, was proved by the oath of William R. Custis, son of Thomas Custis dec'd, who was an officer in the Virginia Continental Line in the Rev. War..7,8,9 
Marriage*14 December 1780He married Elizabeth Luker, daughter of Luke Luker and Susannah (51) Christian, on 14 December 1780 at Accomack Co, VA. Thomas Custis, son of Thomas and Cassay his wife, was married to Elizabeth Luker, daughter of Luke Luker, on the fourteenth day of December 1780.4 
Anecdote*1800 He was of "Drummond Town" in Accomack County.2 
Land sold*29 April 1802Lt. Thomas (446) Custis sold land on 29 April 1802 at tract A169, New Church, Accomack Co, VA. Indenture between Thomas Custis & Elizabeth his wife of Accomack County and William Slocomb of the same place. Whereas John Morrison late dec'd of said county & Hannah his wife now also dec'd being sized in their life times of a certain tract of land situate in the said county near Pocomoke & also of a certain privilege in a certain other tract of land contiguous thereto by the name of the green swamp in their demise(?) as of fee in right of the said Hannah, who was the daughter & heir of a certain Jno. Pitts who was also the son and heir of a certain John Pitts the elder dec'd who by his last will and testament bearing date March 3rd 1744 recorded in the court of the said county Sept 24 1745 amongst other things devised to the said John Pitts his son and the father of the said Hannah the wife of the said John Morrison, the aforesaid tract of land & also the said privilege in the said green swamp. In the words following as to the said privilege, (to wit, I also give my said son John and his heirs forever full and free liberty to get what timber he thinks proper in the green swamp, as may more fully appear by reference thereto) Did by them a certain deed of bargain & sale bearing the date February 6, 1792 & recorded April 25, 1792 in the court of the said county aforesaid covey to the said Thomas Custis and his heirs and assigns forever the said tract of land together with all the rights & privileges of cutting and taking timber in the green swamp which said tract of land & privilege in the green swamp the said John Morrison & Hannah became entitled to by virtue of their intermarriage, the said Hannah being the daughter of Jno. Pitts, as may fully appear by reference thereto among the records in the county aforesaid. And Whereas the said Thomas Custis afterwards & Elizabeth his wife, by their certain deed of bargain & sale bearing date April 5, 1797 & recorded June 25th 1798 in the court of the county aforesaid conveyed to the said Jno Morrison and to his heirs & assigns forever all that tract or parcel of land which was conveyed to the said Thomas Custis by the said John Morrison & Hannah his wife excepting a certain part sold and conveyed by the said Thomas Custis to a certain Isaac Boston together with all and singular the rights members privileges & appurtenances to the same belonging by which said latter words it was the true intent and meaning of the said Thomas Custis & Elizabeth his wife & the understanding of the said John Morrison, that the aforesaid privilege of cutting and taking timber in the green swamp should be as fully and amply reconveyed to the said John Morrison as the same had formerly been conveyed by the said John Morrison & Hannah his wife to the said Thomas Custis & whereas the said John Morrison, concerning himself to be seized of the said privilege as well as of the said lands reconveyed by the said Thomas Custis & Elizabeth his wife as aforesaid, did by his last will and testament bearing date March 2nd 1799 & recorded in the court of the county aforesaid July 29, 1799 devise in the words following (to wit) Item it is my will & desire that my land which I now live on shall be sold with all the appurtenances thereto belonging and titles given to said land by the will of John Pitts Dec'd by which latter words it has been understood that the said John Morrison intended to direct the sale of the said privilege as well as of his said lands and whereas John Logan Extr of the last will and testament of the said John Morrison dec'd has by virtue of the authority in him vested by the will of the said John Morrison made and recorded as aforesaid, sold at public sale the aforesaid tract of land & also all the right & privilege which the said John Morrison had of getting timber in the said green swamp to the aforesaid William Slocomb, being the highest bidder therefore and hath executed a deed for the same bearing date December 31, 1799 and recorded in the District Court for the counties of Accomack & Northampton May 14th 1800 as may more fully appear reference being had thereto And whereas some doubts are entertained whether the words used in the aforesaid conveyance from the aforesaid Thomas Custis & Elizabeth his wife to the aforesaid Jno. Morrison were fully competent to the purpose of passing all their right and privilege of cutting and taking timber in the green swamp in an ample manner to the said John Morrison as the same had been conveyed by the said John Morrison & Hannah his wife to the said Thomas Custis as aforesaid & whereas such was the true intent and meaning of the said Thomas Custis & Elizabeth his wife and whereas the said William Slocomb now stands in the place of the said John Morrison in relation to the said privilege and is entitled in equity to a confirmation of his title in the said privilege of cutting and taking timber in the green swamp. Now be it known that the said Thomas Custis & Elizabeth his wife in consideration of the premises and also in consideration of the sum of five shillings to them in hand paid by the sail William Slocomb at and before the sealing and delivery these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and the said William Slocomb there of acquitted and exonerated have granted bargained & sold released & confirmed to the said William Slocomb his heirs and assigns forever the privilege of cutting and taking timber in the green swamp aforesaid to the said William Slocomb his heirs and assigns for ever in as ample manner as the said Thomas Custis & Elizabeth his wife by any way or means in virtue of the conveyance of the said John Morrison & Hannah his wife to the said Thomas Custis aforesaid might have held or enjoyed the same. In Testimony whereof the said Thomas Custis & Elizabeth his wife have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year first aforesaid. In the presence of us Thomas Evans, John Wise and John A. Bundick. Signed: Thos. Custis. At a court held for Accomack County July 26th 1802, this deed was proven by the oaths of Thos Evans, Jno. Wise & John A. Bundick witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.10,11 
Security on Admin*26 July 1802He was security on the administration of an estate on 26 July 1802 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Elizabeth Blonton(sic) (Blackston) was granted to Thomas Wise with John Custis & Thomas Custis securities.12 
Will - Nephew's*12 January 1806Thomas was named in his nephew's will on 12 January 1806 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as an Uncle Thomas Custis and along with Uncle John Custis and friend John Wise, was an Exec. in the will of Thomas Wise, St. George Parish..13 
Will*10 June 1810Thomas made a will on 10 June 1810 at Durmmond Town, Accomack Co, VA. To wife Elizabeth Custis the use, profit & benefits of my whole estate, in lieu of dower, for her life or widowhood & then to grandson Thomas Custis the plantation whereon I now live being the house & land I bought of Thomas William Burdet dec'd. Also to Thomas Custis the land I bought of Planner William Lewis containing 120 acres & also my Negroes Stephney, Abel, John, Peter, Levin, Easter, Bridget & Sabrough with their future increases. To Thomas Custis $500. If wife marries or dies before grandson Thomas Custis arrives at age 21, then the property to remain in the hands of son William R. Custis until grandson arrives to age 21. At the death or marriage of my wife all the remainder to my son William Robinson Custis. Wife Elizabeth Custis & son William Robinson Custis Extrs.14 
Death*29 December 1811Thomas died on 29 December 1811 at Accomack Co, VA, at age 58. Thomas Custis, son of Thomas and Cassia his wife departed this life December 29th, 1811..2,3,4 
Will - Recorded*25 February 1812Thomas's will was recorded on 25 February 1812 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was proved. There being no witnesses the will was proved by Thomas Parker & Richard D. Bayly who were acquainted with the handwriting of the dec'd. Thomas Parker, Major S. Pitts, Tully Wise & John Custis securities on the $50,000 bond.14 

Family 1

Elizabeth (392) Smith b. 1 Jan 1758, d. 21 Dec 1773
Marriage*17 May 1772He married Elizabeth (392) Smith, daughter of William Robinson (135) Smith and Mary Robinson (161) Wise, on 17 May 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. Thomas Custis, son of Thomas and Cassay his wife, was married to Elizabeth Smith, daughter of William Robinson Smith and Mary his wife, on the seventeenth day of May 1772. (Note: They were 2nd cousins.)6,4 
Child 1.William Robinson (Colonel Bob) Custis+ b. 23 Mar 1773, d. 4 Nov 1839

Family 2

Elizabeth Luker b. c 1758, d. b 4 May 1824
Marriage*14 December 1780Lt. Thomas (446) Custis married Elizabeth Luker, daughter of Luke Luker and Susannah (51) Christian, on 14 December 1780 at Accomack Co, VA. Thomas Custis, son of Thomas and Cassay his wife, was married to Elizabeth Luker, daughter of Luke Luker, on the fourteenth day of December 1780.4 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 217 (will of Thomas Custis).
  2. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 545 (Anthony West Family).
  3. [S1001] Thomas Teackle Upshur, Genealogies of the Kingdom of Accomack, 5 pages of Custis, Wise & Pitts family data were found loose between pages 214 & 215 in Vol 1, Box 10 by E. Spencer Wise on 15 April 1986 and placed in his Wise family folder at the E.S.P.L.
  4. [S819] Mark C. Lewis, Mark C. Lewis Genealogy Research Files, Custis Family File - Family Bible in possession of Mrs. Fosque Watson, Daughterty, Va., (Addie Allen Watson, daughter of Robert Allen, son of Mrs. Mary Robinson Custis Allen, daughter of Wm. Robinson Custis).
  5. [S550] Jean M. Mihalyka, Bible Records Accomack & Northampton County, Virginia, Vol. 4, pp 96-101 (Pitts - Custis Bible, printed by Thomas Dobson at the Stone House No. 41, South Second Street, Philadelphia, 1799. Copied 1980 by Robert A. Pitts, 215 Woodland Drive, State College, PA 16801 and typed by Lila H. Schmidt for this compilation in Feb. 1981).
  6. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 539 (Anthony West Family).
  7. [S577] Compiled for the Bicentennial by Susie Wilkins Walker and Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Soldiers and Sailors in America's War for Independence, April 1775 to December 1783.
  8. [S796] With Addenda by Robert H. Kelby Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army during the War of the Revolution, April 1775 to December 1783 (New, Revised and Enlarged Edition of 1914, with Addenda, 1932), p. 183.
  9. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 45 (deposition of Robert Russell, age 76).
  10. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1311 (tract A168).
  11. [S620] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 010, 1800-1804, p. 318 (Thomas Custis & wife to William Slocomb).
  12. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 71 (adm of Elizabeth Blonton(sic) (Blackston) to Thomas Wise).
  13. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 622 (will of Thomas Wise, St. George Parish).
  14. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 155 (will of Thomas Custis, Drummond Town, wife Elizabeth).

Anne (447) Custis1,2

F, b. 2 January 1755, d. 17 July 1821
FatherMaj. Thomas (570) Custis b. 22 Sep 1726, d. 6 Feb 1764
MotherElizabeth Cassandra 'Cassy' (160) Wise b. 7 Apr 1728, d. 26 Apr 1803
ChartsDescendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited1 Mar 2015
Birth*2 January 1755Anne was born on 2 January 1755 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Ann Custis, daughter of Thomas Custis and Cassey his wife, born 2nd January 1755..2,3,4 
Will - Father's*9 May 1763Anne was named in her father's will on 9 May 1763 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Anne Custis in the will of Thomas Custis..1 
Marriage*12 February 1778She married Capt. Samuel Waples on 12 February 1778 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Married Name12 February 1778 As of 12 February 1778,her married name was Waples. 
Will - Mother's*22 July 1801Anne was named in her mother's will on 22 July 1801 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Ann Waples in the will of Cassia Custis..5 
Death*17 July 1821Anne died on 17 July 1821 at Accomack Co, VA, at age 66.2 

Family

Capt. Samuel Waples b. 19 Jun 1755, d. 11 Aug 1834
Child 1.Cassia Robinson 'Cassey' Waples b. c 1795

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 217 (will of Thomas Custis).
  2. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 545 (Anthony West Family).
  3. [S1001] Thomas Teackle Upshur, Genealogies of the Kingdom of Accomack, 5 pages of Custis, Wise & Pitts family data were found loose between pages 214 & 215 in Vol 1, Box 10 by E. Spencer Wise on 15 April 1986 and placed in his Wise family folder at the E.S.P.L.
  4. [S550] Jean M. Mihalyka, Bible Records Accomack & Northampton County, Virginia, Vol. 4, pp 96-101 (Pitts - Custis Bible, printed by Thomas Dobson at the Stone House No. 41, South Second Street, Philadelphia, 1799. Copied 1980 by Robert A. Pitts, 215 Woodland Drive, State College, PA 16801 and typed by Lila H. Schmidt for this compilation in Feb. 1981).
  5. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 148 (will of Cassia Custis).

Capt. John (Bay Side) (445) Custis Sr.1,2,3,4

M, b. 23 February 1750/51, d. 3 March 1809
FatherMaj. Thomas (570) Custis b. 22 Sep 1726, d. 6 Feb 1764
MotherElizabeth Cassandra 'Cassy' (160) Wise b. 7 Apr 1728, d. 26 Apr 1803
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#1)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#2)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited12 Mar 2015
Birth*23 February 1750/51John was born on 23 February 1750/51 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John Custis, son of Thomas Custis and Cassey his wife, born 23 Feb 1750 and departed this life on the 3rd day of March, A.D. 1809 about 11 o'clock in the morning. AP&P shows 23 Feb 1751..3,5,6 
Will - Father's*9 May 1763John was named in his father's will on 9 May 1763 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son John Custis (under age) in the will of Thomas Custis..1 
Marriage*17 December 1772He married Catharine (180) Parker, daughter of George (86) Parker IV and Sarah (-----), on 17 December 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. John Custis and Catherine his wife was married the 17th of Dec 1772. The aforesaid John Custis departed this life the 3rd day of March..29(sic), of a fryday about elivin oClock & the aforesaid Catherine Custis departed this life the 19 September 1840..3,5,7,6 
Rev War Veteran*25 November 1777John served in the Revolutionary War in on 25 November 1777 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John Custis (Bayside), a Captain in the Militia in room of William Riley..8,4 
Will - Brother's*23 November 1797John was named in his brother's will on 23 November 1797 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Robinson Custis, wife no name, mentioned 4 children Thomas, Peter, Fanny & Edmund all under age, and a brother John Custis guardian & Extr, who was shown as John Custis B.S. at probate.9 
Will - Mother's*22 July 1801John was named in his mother's will on 22 July 1801 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as son John Custis in the will of Cassia Custis..2 
Security on Admin*26 July 1802He was security on the administration of an estate on 26 July 1802 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Elizabeth Blonton(sic) (Blackston) was granted to Thomas Wise with John Custis & Thomas Custis securities.10 
Will - Nephew's*12 January 1806John was named in his nephew's will on 12 January 1806 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as an Uncle John Custis and along with Uncle Thomas Custis and friend John Wise, was an Exec. in the will of Thomas Wise, St. George Parish..11 
Will*1 June 1808He made a will on 1 June 1808 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John Custis Sr., Deep Creek. To wife during the term of her life the cleared land of my plantation whereon I live from ... to land adjacent to the creek opposite Tully Wise lower peach orchard & Indian Bridge Gut except my son John houses & the ground adjacent thereto ... To wife slaves Rachel, young Peter, Abraham & Jim ... & $1,000 & the lands to be in lieu of dower. To son John all the lands which I have conveyed to him by deed. To sons William & Samuel all the rest of my lands in the County of Accomack, except the land in my deed to my son John. William is to have the part on Deep Creek & Samuel to have the part on Little Doe Creek. To sons William & Samuel my interest in Deep Creek Mill. If either dies under age, then the survivor gets money. Road from house to main road to remain for the benefit of my son John Custis which is on lands given to son William. To each daughter Margaret Pitts, Sarah, Catherine, Elizabeth Custis & Susanna Hancock Custis £1,000. To daughter Margaret Pitts Negro girl Leah now in her possession. To daughter Sarah Custis Negro girl Pleasant. To daughter Catharine Custis (Negro) Sabra. To daughter Elizabeth Custis (Negro) Leah. To daughter Susanna Hancock Custis (Negroes) Thomas & Agnes. To son Thomas Custis all the money that I have lent him in part payment of his land which is £2,000 which I think is his full proportion of my real estate with what I have expended on his education more than the rest of my children. Remainder to my wife & all my children & daughter Margaret Pitt shall bring into such division all the slaves that I have lent her, except Leah. Wife, sons Thomas & John Custis & son-in-law Major S. Pitts Extrs.Witt: John Wise, John Cropper Jr. & Richard D. Bayly..12 
Death*3 March 1809John died on 3 March 1809 at Accomack Co, VA, at age 58.3,5,7,6 
Probate*31 March 1809John's will was probated on 31 March 1809 at Accomack Co, VA. Thomas Custis Sr., William R. Custis, Richard D. Bayly, Thomas M. Bayly & Elijah Grinnalds securities on the $50,000 bond..12 
Est settm't*31 July 1815John estate was settled on 31 July 1815 at Accomack Co, VA. 31 Mar 1809 (Order to Invy), 18 Sep 1809 (Invy), 24 Oct 1809 (Sale), 29 May 1815 (Audit), 31 Jul 1815 (Rec'd) - John Custis & M. S. Pitts Extrs. In inventory on 18 Sep 1809 Negroes George the elder, John, Isaac, Victor, legacy to Mrs. Custis (James, Abraham, Peter, Rachel), Moses, Abraham Milliner, Matt, Parriss, George the younger, Jacob, legacy to Susan H. Custis (Agnes & Tamer), legacy to Catharine Custis (Sabra J.), legacy to Elizabeth Custis (Leah), legacy to Sarah Custis (Pleasant), Sabra & 2 children Nanny & Major, Cate, Sarah, Leah the younger, Uinah, Flaro & child Spencer, Peter the older, Joshua, James & Patience. Legacy to William Custis. Buyers: Catharine Custis (widow), John Custis, William R. Custis, Elizabeth Custis, Sarah Custis, Betsy Custis & Thomas V. Custis. Cash paid to the following: William R. Custis, Thomas Custis part of Cassy Custis' estate; Thomas Custis of R. for rent of mill for 1809; expenses for traveling to Nansemond & Princess Anne to collect money due estate; John Scott, orphan of Walter, on account; clerk of Norfolk for clerk fees; Catharine Custis, guardian to Susannah H. Custis. The following legacies were paid: £1,000 to Sally Custis, Catharine Custis, Eliza Custis & Major S. Pitts for his wife Margaret (£1,008). Auditors: William Seymour & Severn E. Parker..13 

Family

Catharine (180) Parker b. 30 Mar 1753, d. 19 Sep 1840
Marriage*17 December 1772He married Catharine (180) Parker, daughter of George (86) Parker IV and Sarah (-----), on 17 December 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. John Custis and Catherine his wife was married the 17th of Dec 1772. The aforesaid John Custis departed this life the 3rd day of March..29(sic), of a fryday about elivin oClock & the aforesaid Catherine Custis departed this life the 19 September 1840..3,5,7,6 
Children 1.Dr. Thomas V. Custis+ b. 19 Oct 1773, d. 29 Jan 1821
 2.Margaret Ann Custis+ b. 11 Feb 1776, d. 5 Jan 1827
 3.John Custis Sr.+ b. 2 May 1778, d. 17 Nov 1848
 4.George Custis5 b. 25 Jun 1780, d. 7 Feb 1800
 5.Sarah 'Sally' Custis b. 19 Dec 1781, d. 2 Mar 1832
 6.Catharine Custis b. 15 Sep 1783, d. 24 Apr 1839
 7.Elizabeth Custis+ b. 14 Sep 1785, d. 25 Dec 1818
 8.William Parker Custis b. 7 May 1788, d. 6 Nov 1838
 9.Samuel Custis (1st)5 b. 14 Oct 1789, d. 25 Jun 1790
 10.Samuel Custis (2nd) b. 2 Apr 1791, d. 20 Sep 1808
 11.Hancock Custis5 b. 24 Jul 1794, d. 14 Jan 1798
 12.Susanna Hancock Custis b. 10 Sep 1798, d. 3 Dec 1822

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 217 (will of Thomas Custis).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 148 (will of Cassia Custis).
  3. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 545 (Anthony West Family).
  4. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 2.
  5. [S1001] Thomas Teackle Upshur, Genealogies of the Kingdom of Accomack, 5 pages of Custis, Wise & Pitts family data were found loose between pages 214 & 215 in Vol 1, Box 10 by E. Spencer Wise on 15 April 1986 and placed in his Wise family folder at the E.S.P.L.
  6. [S550] Jean M. Mihalyka, Bible Records Accomack & Northampton County, Virginia, Vol. 4, pp 96-101 (Pitts - Custis Bible, printed by Thomas Dobson at the Stone House No. 41, South Second Street, Philadelphia, 1799. Copied 1980 by Robert A. Pitts, 215 Woodland Drive, State College, PA 16801 and typed by Lila H. Schmidt for this compilation in Feb. 1981).
  7. [S550] Jean M. Mihalyka, Bible Records Accomack & Northampton County, Virginia, Vol. 2, pp 70-71 (Catherine Custis Bible, printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, printers to the University and fold by S. Crowder in Paternoster Row, London; and by W. Jackson in Oxford, 1772. This Bible was given to the NSDAR Chapters on the Eastern Shore of Virginia by Mrs. F.W. Wrightson, 1 Oak Place, Baltimore, MD 21218 with the understanding that it be placed so that the genealogical material would be available to the researcher. It will be given to the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society, Kerr Place, Onancock, VA. Copied by Jean M. Mihalyka, Oct. 1976.).
  8. [S577] Compiled for the Bicentennial by Susie Wilkins Walker and Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Soldiers and Sailors in America's War for Independence, April 1775 to December 1783.
  9. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 450 (will of Robinson Custis).
  10. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 71 (adm of Elizabeth Blonton(sic) (Blackston) to Thomas Wise).
  11. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 622 (will of Thomas Wise, St. George Parish).
  12. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 152 (will of John Custis Sr., Deep Creek).
  13. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 151 (settlement of John Custis Sr., B.S.).

Cassia Robinson 'Cassey' Waples1,2

F, b. circa 1795
FatherCapt. Samuel Waples b. 19 Jun 1755, d. 11 Aug 1834
MotherAnne (447) Custis b. 2 Jan 1755, d. 17 Jul 1821
ChartsDescendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited24 Feb 2002
Birth*circa 1795Cassia was born circa 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Grmoth's*22 July 1801Cassia was named in her grandmother's will on 22 July 1801 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a granddaughter Cassia Waples in the will of Cassia Custis..1 
Marriage*20 December 1816She married Rev. Stephen W. Woolford on 20 December 1816 at Accomack Co, VA. Samuel Waples and William Kendall were the securities on the M.L.B. of Stephen W. Woolford and Cassey Robinson Waples of Samuel. Another record from this same source shows Rev. Stevens Wolford married Cassey Waples on 22 Dec 1816..2 
Married Name20 December 1816 As of 20 December 1816,her married name was Woolford. 

Family

Rev. Stephen W. Woolford b. c 1795

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 148 (will of Cassia Custis).
  2. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Rev. Stephen W. Woolford

M, b. circa 1795
ChartsDescendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited8 Dec 2008
Birth*circa 1795Stephen was born circa 1795. 
Marriage*20 December 1816He married Cassia Robinson 'Cassey' Waples, daughter of Capt. Samuel Waples and Anne (447) Custis, on 20 December 1816 at Accomack Co, VA. Samuel Waples and William Kendall were the securities on the M.L.B. of Stephen W. Woolford and Cassey Robinson Waples of Samuel. Another record from this same source shows Rev. Stevens Wolford married Cassey Waples on 22 Dec 1816..1 

Citations

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

John (of John) Custis1

M, b. circa 1795
Last Edited2 Feb 2015
Birth*circa 1795John was born circa 1795 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*20 February 1824He married Margaret Ward, daughter of (-----) Ward, on 20 February 1824 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John Custis of John and she was shown as Margaret Ward..1 
Census head*1850John was listed as a head of household in the census of in 1850 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as John Custis the head of HH#116, a 55 year old sailor. Listed with him were Margaret Custis, age 51 and Lovey Ward, age 41..2 

Family

Margaret Ward b. c 1799

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.

Margaret Ward

F, b. circa 1799
Father(-----) Ward b. c 1774
Last Edited15 Feb 2002
Birth*circa 1799Margaret was born circa 1799 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*20 February 1824She married John (of John) Custis on 20 February 1824 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John Custis of John and she was shown as Margaret Ward..2 
Married Name20 February 1824 As of 20 February 1824,her married name was Custis. 
Census w/husband*1850Margaret was listed with her husband in the census of in 1850 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Margaret Custis, age 51 in HH#116 headed by John Custis, a 55 year old sailor..1 

Family

John (of John) Custis b. c 1795

Citations

  1. [S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.
  2. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

John W. Custis1,2

M, b. 28 November 1833, d. 19 July 1861
FatherThomas Custis b. 12 Jan 1806, d. 21 Dec 1840
MotherElizabeth A.P. Scarburgh b. 7 Dec 1811, d. 1 Apr 1848
ChartsDescendants of William Andrews (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter)
Descendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Thomas Harmanson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Richard Hill (Gentleman, Hunting Creek)
Descendants of Thomas Hunt (Gentleman, Old Plantation Creek)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Nathaniel Littleton (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of John Major (Nandua Creek)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Obedience Robins (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#1)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#2)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of John Wilkins (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited3 Feb 2015
Birth*28 November 1833John was born on 28 November 1833 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will - Mother's*11 March 1848John was named in his mother's will on 11 March 1848 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son John W. Custis in the will of Elizabeth A.P. Custis..1 
Census w/another*1850John was listed with another family in the census of in 1850 at New Castle, DE. He was shown as John W. Custis, a 16 year old student, born in VA..3 
Will - Aunt's*12 August 1850John was named in his aunt's will on 12 August 1850 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as my nephew John W. Custis in the will of Jane M.K. Kellam.4 
Marriage*circa 1857He married Rose E. Major, daughter of William Littleton (of Wm) Major and Elizabeth 'Hester' D. Costin, circa 1857 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Census head*1860John was listed as a head of household in the census of in 1860 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as John W. Custis the head of HH#1198, a 27 year old farmer with real estate valued at $1,600 and personal estate valued at $8,000. Listed with him were Rose Custis, age 21; Elizabeth Major, age 25 with personal estate valued at $5,000; and James C. Major, age 15 with personal estate valued at $5,000..5 
Death*19 July 1861John died on 19 July 1861 at age 27.2 
Burial*His body was interred at Hedra Cottage, Scarborough Neck, Accomack Co, VA. This tombstone shows him as John W. Custis, my husband, the son of Thos & Eliz Custis..2 

Family

Rose E. Major b. c 1839
Marriage*circa 1857He married Rose E. Major, daughter of William Littleton (of Wm) Major and Elizabeth 'Hester' D. Costin, circa 1857 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Children 1.Johnny Custis2 b. 1 Sep 1858, d. 25 Jul 1859
 2.Jennie M. Custis+ b. 1862, d. 20 Feb 1942

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 149 (will of Elizabeth A.P. Custis).
  2. [S502] Jean Merritt Mihalyka & Faye Downing Wilson, Graven Stones of Lower Accomack County, Virginia.
  3. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1850 Census, Delaware.
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 304 (will of Jane M.K. Kellam).
  5. [S586] E. Thomas Crowson & Susan Crowson Hite, 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.

Rose E. Major1

F, b. circa 1839
FatherWilliam Littleton (of Wm) Major b. 1810, d. 7 Oct 1848
MotherElizabeth 'Hester' D. Costin b. 1811, d. 29 Jul 1854
ChartsDescendants of William Andrews (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter)
Descendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Thomas Harmanson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Richard Hill (Gentleman, Hunting Creek)
Descendants of Thomas Hunt (Gentleman, Old Plantation Creek)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Nathaniel Littleton (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of John Major (Nandua Creek)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Obedience Robins (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#1)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#2)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of John Wilkins (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited3 Feb 2015
Birth*circa 1839Rose was born circa 1839 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Census w/mother*1850Rose was listed with her mother in the census of in 1850 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Rose Major, age 11 in HH#801 headed by Hester Major, age 40 and farming with real estate valued at $28,000..1 
Marriage*circa 1857She married John W. Custis, son of Thomas Custis and Elizabeth A.P. Scarburgh, circa 1857 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Married Namecirca 1857 As of circa 1857,her married name was Custis. 
Census w/husband*1860Rose was listed with her husband in the census of in 1860 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Rose Custis, age 21 in HH#1198 headed by John W. Custis, a 27 year old farmer. Also listed were Elizabeth Major, age 25 and James C. Major, age 15, who were evidently her siblings..2 

Family

John W. Custis b. 28 Nov 1833, d. 19 Jul 1861
Children 1.Johnny Custis3 b. 1 Sep 1858, d. 25 Jul 1859
 2.Jennie M. Custis+ b. 1862, d. 20 Feb 1942

Citations

  1. [S7] 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  2. [S586] E. Thomas Crowson & Susan Crowson Hite, 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  3. [S502] Jean Merritt Mihalyka & Faye Downing Wilson, Graven Stones of Lower Accomack County, Virginia.

Ayres (235) Gillett1

M, b. circa 1730, d. 25 March 1779
FatherJohn Gillett b. c 1708, d. b 12 Nov 1741
MotherAnn Frances (80) Ayres b. c 1710
ChartsDescendants of Richard Hill (Gentleman, Hunting Creek) (#1)
Descendants of Richard Hill (Gentleman, Hunting Creek) (#2)
Descendants of Richard Hill (Gentleman, Hunting Creek) (#3)
Descendants of Thomas Hunt (Gentleman, Old Plantation Creek) (#1)
Descendants of Thomas Hunt (Gentleman, Old Plantation Creek) (#2)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of John Wilkins (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of John Wilkins (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West) (#1)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West) (#2)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West) (#3)
Last Edited7 May 2017
Birth*circa 1730Ayres was born circa 1730 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*11 September 1741Ayres was named in his father's will on 11 September 1741 at Worcester Co, MD. He was shown as son Ayres (under 18) in the will of John Gillet, wife Betty Holland Gillet.2 
Marriage*circa 1755He married Mary (231) Smith, daughter of John (of Jms & Ellinor) Smith and Esther Ann (79) Ayres, circa 1755. The were 1st cousins..1 
Will - Father-in-law*23 January 1765Ayres was named in his father-in-law's will on 23 January 1765 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as son-in-law Eyres Gillett in the will of John Smith. He was given for my daughter Mary, his wife, 100 acres on Assateague Island for life, reversion to my grandson John Gillett.3 
Marriage*after 11 January 1771He married Margaret 'Peggy' Douglas, daughter of Col. George Douglas and Tabitha Drummond, after 11 January 1771.4 
Will*24 April 1771Ayres made a will on 24 April 1771 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Ayers Gillett gave all my land & plantation to be rented out for the support of my sons John Gillet, Ayers Gillet, Joseph Gillet, James Gillet & daughter Nancy Gillet until my son John comes to the age of 21. To son John land where I now live. To son Eyers Gillet 2 tracts of land in Worcester County, Maryland, one called "Macker" & the other called "Level Ridge Enlarged". To son Joseph Gillet land purchased of James Thompson in Accomack County, & all the land I bought of William Wise adjcent the above tract. To son James Gillet 150 acres on Morrisses Island. To daughter Nancy Gillet. Son James & daughter Nancy residual legatees. Son John Gillet & brother in law John Smith Exrs. Witt: John Ramsey, Mary Goodin, Esther Savage. In order of probate dated 29 June 1779: Will contested & the Court is of the opinion that the same as to the land is good, and ordered to be recorded, but as to the personal estate, it appearing to the Court that the testator after making his will married a second wife & had 3 children by her now living, & from sundry declarations in his life time of his intention to provide for them, it is also their opinion that he did not continue in the same mind till his death, and that the same amounted to a revocation, & on the motion of John Gillet certificate is granted him for letters of administration.5 
Death*25 March 1779Ayres died on 25 March 1779 at Accomack Co, VA.4 

Family 1

Mary (231) Smith b. c 1726, d. 11 Jan 1771
Marriage*circa 1755He married Mary (231) Smith, daughter of John (of Jms & Ellinor) Smith and Esther Ann (79) Ayres, circa 1755. The were 1st cousins..1 
Children 1.John (566) Gillett b. 8 Nov 1755, d. 29 Mar 1792
 2.Ayres (567) Gillett b. 11 May 1760, d. 17 Jun 1794
 3.Ann 'Nancy' (568) Gillett+ b. 10 Jul 1763, d. 21 Dec 1801
 4.Joseph (569) Gillett b. 26 Jan 1767, d. 5 Apr 1796
 5.James (570) Gillett+ b. 13 Oct 1769, d. 14 Aug 1835

Family 2

Margaret 'Peggy' Douglas b. 12 Apr 1736, d. 17 Sep 1808
Marriage*after 11 January 1771He married Margaret 'Peggy' Douglas, daughter of Col. George Douglas and Tabitha Drummond, after 11 January 1771.4 
Children 1.George (571) Gillett b. 27 May 1773, d. b 25 Nov 1802
 2.Tabitha (572) Gillett+ b. 21 Mar 1775, d. 17 Oct 1822
 3.William (573) Gillett+ b. 17 Apr 1777, d. 30 Aug 1837

Citations

  1. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 595 (Wilkins Family).
  2. [S2166] Vernon L. Skinner Jr., Worcester County, MD, Wils Book MH3, 1666-1742, p. 40 (will of John Gillett).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 224 (will of John Smith).
  4. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 634 (Wilkins Family).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 318 (will of Ayers Gillett).

Catharine (180) Parker1

F, b. 30 March 1753, d. 19 September 1840
FatherGeorge (86) Parker IV b. c 1715, d. b 30 Dec 1755
MotherSarah (-----) b. c 1718
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#1)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#2)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited1 Mar 2015
Birth*30 March 1753Catharine was born on 30 March 1753 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Catharine Parker, wife of John Custis and mother of Thomas, Margaret, John, George, Sally, Catharine, Elizabeth, William, Samuel (1st), Samuel (2nd), Hancock & Susanah H. Custis. She was born the 30th day of March in the year of our Lord 1753..2,3 
Marriage*17 December 1772She married Capt. John (Bay Side) (445) Custis Sr., son of Maj. Thomas (570) Custis and Elizabeth Cassandra 'Cassy' (160) Wise, on 17 December 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. John Custis and Catherine his wife was married the 17th of Dec 1772. The aforesaid John Custis departed this life the 3rd day of March..29(sic), of a fryday about elivin oClock & the aforesaid Catherine Custis departed this life the 19 September 1840..4,2,5,3 
Married Name17 December 1772 As of 17 December 1772,her married name was Custis. 
Will - Husb's*1 June 1808Catharine was named in her husband's will on 1 June 1808 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown only as wife in the will of John Custis Sr., Deep Creek. However, she was shown as the widow Catharine Custis in the settlement documents..6 
Heir - named as*28 June 1824Catharine was named as an heir on 28 June 1824 at Accomack Co, VA. Mrs. Catharine Custis took articles at the estate settlement of Susan H. Custis..7 
Will - Daughter's*9 June 1830Catharine was named in her daughter's will on 9 June 1830 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as mother Catharine Custis in the will of Sally Custis..8 
Will*29 October 1839She made a will on 29 October 1839 at Accomack Co, VA. To my granddaughter Adeline R. Custis $1,000 out of a bond I hold of John W. Leatherbury's for something over $1,300 & the balance of the bond to my grandson Edward P. Pitts. To my granddaughter Adeline R. Custis my bureau which I bought at my daughter Susan Custis' sale. Sell all my slaves & divide the proceeds among my grandsons John H. Custis, Theodore W. Custis, Edwin Custis, Washington H. Pitts & Edward P. Pitts or to the survivors of them. Not to sell the remainder & to divide the balance among my 4 granddaughters Catherine W. P. Poulson, Adeline R. Custis, Margaret C. Pitts & Elizabeth R. West. Grandson Edward P. Pitts Extr. Witt: Edward J. Young & William Samuel Custis..9 
Death*19 September 1840Catharine died on 19 September 1840 at Accomack Co, VA, at age 87. Catherine Custis departed this life on Saturday morning September the 19th 1840 about 4 o'clock..5 
Will - Recorded*28 September 1840Catharine's will was recorded on 28 September 1840 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that her will was proved. Thomas R. Joynes & John C. Wise securities.9 

Family

Capt. John (Bay Side) (445) Custis Sr. b. 23 Feb 1750/51, d. 3 Mar 1809
Marriage*17 December 1772She married Capt. John (Bay Side) (445) Custis Sr., son of Maj. Thomas (570) Custis and Elizabeth Cassandra 'Cassy' (160) Wise, on 17 December 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. John Custis and Catherine his wife was married the 17th of Dec 1772. The aforesaid John Custis departed this life the 3rd day of March..29(sic), of a fryday about elivin oClock & the aforesaid Catherine Custis departed this life the 19 September 1840..4,2,5,3 
Children 1.Dr. Thomas V. Custis+ b. 19 Oct 1773, d. 29 Jan 1821
 2.Margaret Ann Custis+ b. 11 Feb 1776, d. 5 Jan 1827
 3.John Custis Sr.+ b. 2 May 1778, d. 17 Nov 1848
 4.George Custis2 b. 25 Jun 1780, d. 7 Feb 1800
 5.Sarah 'Sally' Custis b. 19 Dec 1781, d. 2 Mar 1832
 6.Catharine Custis b. 15 Sep 1783, d. 24 Apr 1839
 7.Elizabeth Custis+ b. 14 Sep 1785, d. 25 Dec 1818
 8.William Parker Custis b. 7 May 1788, d. 6 Nov 1838
 9.Samuel Custis (1st)2 b. 14 Oct 1789, d. 25 Jun 1790
 10.Samuel Custis (2nd) b. 2 Apr 1791, d. 20 Sep 1808
 11.Hancock Custis2 b. 24 Jul 1794, d. 14 Jan 1798
 12.Susanna Hancock Custis b. 10 Sep 1798, d. 3 Dec 1822

Citations

  1. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 459 (Utie-Bennett Family).
  2. [S1001] Thomas Teackle Upshur, Genealogies of the Kingdom of Accomack, 5 pages of Custis, Wise & Pitts family data were found loose between pages 214 & 215 in Vol 1, Box 10 by E. Spencer Wise on 15 April 1986 and placed in his Wise family folder at the E.S.P.L.
  3. [S550] Jean M. Mihalyka, Bible Records Accomack & Northampton County, Virginia, Vol. 4, pp 96-101 (Pitts - Custis Bible, printed by Thomas Dobson at the Stone House No. 41, South Second Street, Philadelphia, 1799. Copied 1980 by Robert A. Pitts, 215 Woodland Drive, State College, PA 16801 and typed by Lila H. Schmidt for this compilation in Feb. 1981).
  4. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 545 (Anthony West Family).
  5. [S550] Jean M. Mihalyka, Bible Records Accomack & Northampton County, Virginia, Vol. 2, pp 70-71 (Catherine Custis Bible, printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, printers to the University and fold by S. Crowder in Paternoster Row, London; and by W. Jackson in Oxford, 1772. This Bible was given to the NSDAR Chapters on the Eastern Shore of Virginia by Mrs. F.W. Wrightson, 1 Oak Place, Baltimore, MD 21218 with the understanding that it be placed so that the genealogical material would be available to the researcher. It will be given to the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society, Kerr Place, Onancock, VA. Copied by Jean M. Mihalyka, Oct. 1976.).
  6. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 151 (settlement of John Custis Sr., B.S.).
  7. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 154 (settlement of Susan H. Custis).
  8. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 153 (will of Sally Custis).
  9. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 148 (will of Catharine Custis).

Henry Custis1

M, b. 1596, d. 1661
FatherEdmund Custis (I) b. 1568, d. 1620
MotherBridgett Smithier b. b 13 Feb 1569, d. 23 Feb 1611/12
Last Edited14 Oct 2016
Birth*1596Henry was born in 1596 at Gloucestershire, England.2,3,4 
Marriage*circa 1620He married Joan Whittington (widow) circa 1620. Henry Custis and Joan Wittington had 13 children. He lived in Amsterdam, Holland and was a clothier, merchant and innkeeper..1,5 
Death*1661Henry died in 1661.3,5 

Family

Joan Whittington (widow) b. c 1605, d. 1661
Children 1.Bridget Custis b. c 1620, d. b 1661
 2.Judith Custis b. c 1621, d. b 1661
 3.Edmund Custis (III) b. c 1623, d. 1680
 4.Joseph Custis+ b. c 1625, d. 1653
 5.Robert Custis b. c 1627, d. 1684
 6.Thomas Custis (of Baltimore)+ b. 1628
 7.Gen. John Custis II (Built Arlington) (Councillor)+ b. 1629, d. 29 Jan 1696
 8.Ann Custis+ b. c 1633, d. b 1686
 9.Capt. William Custis (Burgess)+ b. c 1633, d. 1698
 10.Jacobmijnje 'Jane' Custis+ b. c 1635
 11.Samuel Custis b. c 1640
 12.Charles Custis b. c 1644
 13.Sarah Custis (Custis?)+ b. c 1645, d. b 5 Apr 1720

Citations

  1. [S958] James R. Revell Sr., Descendants of Randall Revell of the Eastern Shore, Custis Family Lineage Appendix & additional information provided by Emails from James R. Revell Sr.
  2. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 416.
  3. [S958] James R. Revell Sr., Descendants of Randall Revell of the Eastern Shore, Custis Family Lineage Appendix.
  4. [S2490] James B. Lynch Jr., The Custis Chronicles, The Years of Migration, p. 25 (Edmund Custis I).
  5. [S1036] Inc. Arlington Foundation, Custis Genealogy Chart.

Thomas Custis (of Baltimore)1,2,3

M, b. 1628
FatherHenry Custis b. 1596, d. 1661
MotherJoan Whittington (widow) b. c 1605, d. 1661
Last Edited26 Mar 2015
Birth*1628Thomas was born in 1628 at Holland.2,4 
Biography*He was of Baltimore, Ireland.4 
Marriage*circa 1660He married Elizabeth (-----) circa 1660.2 
Will - Brother's*18 March 1691Thomas was named in his brother's will on 18 March 1691 at Northampton Co, VA. He was shown as my brother Thomas Custis, with a son Edmond Custis, in the will of John Custis, Esq., wife Tabitha..5 

Family

Elizabeth (-----) b. c 1640
Children 1.Edmund Custis (Deep Creek)+ b. c 1650, d. b 14 Feb 1700/1
 2.Frances Custis b. c 1664
 3.Elizabeth Custis b. c 1666

Citations

  1. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 971 (A83 - Deep Creek Plantation).
  2. [S958] James R. Revell Sr., Descendants of Randall Revell of the Eastern Shore, Custis Family Lineage Appendix & additional information provided by Emails from James R. Revell Sr.
  3. [S2489] James B. Lynch Jr., The Custis Chronicles, The Virginia Generations, p. 20.
  4. [S724] Robert Irving Upshur & Thomas Teackel Upshur IV, Upshur Family in Virginia, 2nd Edition, p. 244.
  5. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 151 (will of John Custis, Esq, wife Tabitha).

John Custis III (Councillor)1,2

M, b. 1654, d. 26 January 1713/14
FatherGen. John Custis II (Built Arlington) (Councillor) b. 1629, d. 29 Jan 1696
MotherElizabeth Robinson b. c 1626, d. b 1656
ChartsDescendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Nathaniel Littleton (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited25 Mar 2015
Birth*1654John was born in 1654 at Northampton Co, VA.3 
Biography*John Custis III was the only surviving child of John II & Elizabeth & of John II's three marriages. 
Will - Grmoth's*3 December 1667John was named in his grandmother's will on 3 December 1667 at Shadwell, Stepney Parish, England. He was shown as my grandson John Custis in the will of Elizabeth (ER) Robinson, widow, of Shadwell, England, which was probated in N'hamp Co, VA on 29 Jun 1668..4 
Marriage*circa 1678He married Margaret (25) Michael, daughter of Capt. John Michael (Sr.-N'hamp) and Elizabeth (5) Thorowgood, circa 1678.5,3 
Anecdote*1684 He was elected to the House of Burgesses in 1684, but disqualified on being chosen sheriff, was again a burgess 1685-86, 1693-99, and a member of the Council, 1699-1713. He was also captain of Accomack County and deputy commander of the Eastern Shore under his father until 1692 when he was temporarily suspended from all civil and military offices for contempt. He was commander in chief of the Eastern Shore in 1699. In 1704 he held 5,950 acres Accomack County and 3,400 acres in Northampton County.1 
Will - Bro-in-law*14 August 1685John was named in his brother-in-law's will on 14 August 1685 at Northampton Co, VA. In his will James Watt, chyrurgeon, wife Sarah, named a child my wife goeth with. He also named brothers (brothers-in-law) Capt. John Custis and Mr. Adam Michael.6 
Marriagecirca 1693He married Sarah (15) Littleton, daughter of Col. Southey (9) Littleton (Burgess) and Sarah Bowman, circa 1693.3 
Will*3 December 1708John made a will on 3 December 1708 at Northampton Co, VA. He was shown as John Custis, Esq. To loving wife Sarah the use of my dwelling house and plantation at Hungars during her widowhood. To wife all the ns. I had with her, and also my mulatto woman Chocolat with her children, n. men Peter and Trout, and my girl Denis. To my wife during her widowhood n. men Michaell and Bristol, my Indian woman Sarah, and mulatto girl Emanuell. To my son John my Chiconessox plantation, and also Arlington House with the 250 A. belonging thereto which I bought of Mr. William Willit (and which I have a patent for in my own name). To son John silver dish, 6 silver plates, silver basin, silver candlesticks with silver snuffe dish, and 2 silver snuffers. To my son Hancock for life (after my wife's death) my 1500 A. now dwelling house and plantation, and also the 340 A. bought of (Capt.) Isaac Foxcraft including the land purchased of Perce Davis, and then to his heirs. To son Hancock my 2000 A. plantation at Jollys Neck in Accomack Co. together with 300 A. of swamp near the land sold to William Bradwater. To my son John all the rest of my land lying at Pocomock. To son Hancock ns. Simon, Duns, Harry, Bristol, Michaell and Emanuell. To my son Henry 550 A. on Jengoateage Island which I had of (Capt.) William Kendall together with an adjoining island connected by a bridge called "Wild Catt Island" containing 250 A. To son Henry ns. Daniel (at Pocomack), Ben, Bull, Jack, Rufby, boy Will, Bridget and Lankester. To my two daus. Elizabeth Custis and Sorrowful Margaret Kendall 500 A. bought of Henry Towles on Jengoteage Island in Accomack Co. and a 300 A. island bought from John Moress in Accomack. To dau. Elizabeth Custis (and her husband Thomas Custis) ns. George, Suntoe (and) Daniel her son, Lucresia (and) her dau. Yamnone, Indian (woman) Sarah and her son Jeme, Nesse, and n. man Toney. To dau. Sorrowful Margaret Kendall (and her husband William) ns. Nicholas (and) Jeney his wife and said Jeney's children, viz., Abigall, Meriam, and John, Indian Betty, Latisha, Festus, and Seaser. To my boy John Atkinson if he lives with my wife until 21. To Sarah Custis Mathews. To Yardly Michaell the remaining part of land bought of Joseph Benthall, Sr. provided he lives upon my Hungars plantation. To son John my 1/4 part of the brigenteen "Northampton" built by John Bowdoin, silver tankard, and my father's picture hanging in the hall. To wife silver tankard. To Elias Tayloe of Accomack Co. (for £70) 500 A. at Acaconson in said county as per agreement. To Henry Towles of Accomack Co. 500 A. at Pocomock near Joyleys Neck if he makes over all his right to the 500 A. on Jengoteage Island which he lives on. For wife's use: 12 silver spoons, silver porenger, and trunk marked "J.S." To wife gold chain or lockquett. Resid. legatees wife, Hancock Custis, Henry Custis, Elizabeth Custis, and Sorrowfull Margaret Kendall. My friends (Capt.) William Harmanson, George Harmanson, and Mr. Hillary Stringer to assist in the div. My wife and sons Hancock and Henry extrs. To my sister-in-law Elisha Frank. To Robert Howsen 15s. Witt: Robert Howsen, John Satchell, Sarah 'SP' Palmer, Elishe Frank, Elizabeth 'X' Atkinson.
Codicil - The 300 A. given to Yardly Michael whereon he formerly lived is revoked, said land to be for the use of my now dwelling plantation. Witt: Robert Howsen, Mathew Newman, Sarah Custis (X) Mathews. Codicil - To wife all my smith's tools. My (n.) girl Abigall formerly given to my dau. Margaret I now give to my grandson Custis Kendall. Witt: John Atkinson, Elizabeth Fox, Robert Howsen. Codicil - 20 Mar. 1711/2 - Upon consideration of an act of assembly at Williamsburg this last session, my desire is that my estate not be appraised. Pistols designed for my son John have been sent to him. Witt: John Howsen, Phillip 'PH' Hammon, William 'W' Baunin, Batt 'N' Nottingham.7 
Death*26 January 1713/14John died on 26 January 1713/14 at Northampton Co, VA. His will of 3 Dec 1708, codicil of 20 Mar 1711/2 and probated 16 Mar 1713/4 named his wife Sarah, sons John, to whom he left Arlington House, Hancock and Henry, daughters Elizabeth Custis and Sorrowful Margaret Kendall, wife of William Kendall, and Yeardley Michael (son of John Michael's 3rd wife), and the codicil mentioned grandson Custis Kendall..3,8 
Burial*His body was interred at Taylor's Wharf, Wilsonia Neck, N'hamp Co, VA. His tombstone, erected by his widow, records that he was colonel and commander in chief of the militia of the Eastern Shore, that he died 26 Jan 1713/4 in his 60th year, that he first married Margaret, daughter of Mr. John Michaell, by whom he had 7 sons (3 of whom were buried near him) and 2 daughters, and that his 2nd wife was Sarah, daughter of Col. Southey Littleton and widow of Mr. Adam Michael. A later inscription adds that Sarah died 18 Apr 1720 in her 51st year..9,8 
Will - Recorded*16 March 1713/14John's will was recorded on 16 March 1713/14 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was proved.7 
Land cause*28 January 1752He was named in a land cause on 28 January 1752 at Accomack Co, VA. Harry Holdfast (place holder) vs Thomas Custis. That Thomas Custis was seized in fee of the lands in the declaration mentioned, and was also seized in tail of 1750 acres adjoining the said lands, and being so seized made his last will and testament dated 3 Oct. 1719, & bequeathed to his wife Ann Custis all the lands that he had with her, lying near Oak Hall, to his son John Custis the plantation whereon he then lived containing 1750 acres, being on Deep Creek. To his son Edmund Custis 1000 acres adjoining the land where he then dwelt, whereon Joseph Walker now dwells "I give all my and interest in the lands on Jengoteague & Morry's Island which was given by the last will of the Hon. John Custis of Arlington to me & my wife Elizabeth Custis, to my son Edmund Custis"; To his son Thomas Whittington Custis 300 acres on Old Plantation Creek in Northampton County; should Edmund die before coming to full age & without issue, I give the land given him to my son Thomas, & should Thomas die before full age & without issue, then my son Edmund to have the land given him. To daughter Tabitha; to daughter Sarah; to daughter Elizabeth; son John Custis (under age); To sister Tabitha Scarburgh Custis; wife Ann and friends Capt. John Bradhurst & Mr. Charles Snead & Mr. Henry Custis Executors. Sons to receive their estates at 18 and daughters at 18 or marriage. I give the first child born after this date of my wife Ann Custis 700 acres in the said county adjoining the lands of William Parker, near to Burton's Branch, which land descended to me from my Hon. grandmother, Mrs. Tabitha Hill. That the 1000 acres therein mentioned is the lands devised to his son Edmund, and the 1750 acres of land therein mentioned is the land devised to his son John by the said will; That the said Edmund Custis made his last will dated 27 Mar. 1747, in these words: "I Edmund Custis of Northampton County" &c. To his son Edmund Custis the plantation where I now live; to wife Catherine; to daughter Ann Custis. I give 800 acres of land that I have in Deep Creek to my Ex'rs. to be sold, and after the payment of my debts the residue to be divided between my wife, son and daughter; son to have 1/2 and wife and daughter the other half between them. To kinsman Hancock Custis; Should my son Edmund die without issue I give my plantation where I now live to my daughter, Ann Custis, reversion to my kinsman Hancock Custis, son of my brother John. Wife Exec. & guardian of children till they come to lawful age or marry. By which will the said Edmund devised 800 acres, part of the 1000 acres devised by his father, the testator Thomas, to be sold for the payment of debts; That the lessor of the plaintiff purchased the same of the testator's executrix as by deed dated 23 June, 1750, to-wit: This deed between John Wilkins of Northampton County, Gent., and Catherine, his wife, executrix of the last will and testament of Edmund Custis, late of the said County, Gent., her late husband, dec., to Littleton Eyre - Sale of 800 acres, being part of the aforesaid 1000 acres. The said Edmund Custis a short time before his death granted and sold unto Joshua James late of Accomack County, dec., 200 acres, part of the aforesaid 1000 acres. That the said testator Thomas' dwelling plantation whereon there stood a negro quarter, extended into the said 1000 acres as far as the defendant now claims of the said 1000 acres; That the aforesaid John Custis is eldest son & heir at law of the testator Thomas, and that the defendant is his eldest son and heir at law; That the defendant Thomas agreed with the lessor of the plaintiff that the plaintiff and a certain John Wilkins, who intermarried with the widow & Exec. of the said Edmund Custis, on the 30 day of November, 1749, to run the division between the said 1750 acres and the 1000 acres of land agreeable to a deed from John Custis and Tabitha his wife to the aforesaid Thomas Custis, for the said 1750 acres, which deed is in these words ------ John Custis, Sr., of the County of Northampton, Esq., & Tabitha, his wife, to "our well beloved nephew & grandson Edmund Custis, of the county of Accomack, Gent. & Tabitha, his now wife, our grandaughter, & their children after them" - Deed of Gift - All that tract of land where the said Edmund and Tabitha now live, situate at Deep Creek containing 1750 acres on the North East side of Deep Creek, & bounded on the Southern parts therewith, on the North West by a point of marsh facing the bay; on the North Eastward by a part of a little creek called Drummond's Creek and a line of marked trees drawn from the said Drummond's Creek South; South East half a point, Easterly 342 poles unto a corner tree marked at the western corner of the land formerly belonging to William Gower, and from thence on the South Eastern side by a line of marked trees drawn S. W. by West 508 poles unto Deep Creek, including in the said 1750 acres all the marshes, necks & branches within the aforesaid bounds, being 1/2 of 3500 acres more or less granted by patent to the said Tabitha, now the wife of the said John Custis, Sr., & her sister, Matilda Scarburgh, now the wife of Col. John West, both the daughters of Col. Edmund Scarburgh, dec., patent dated 29 March, 1656, to the said Edmund & Tabitha for and during their natural lives, and after their decease to their son Thomas Custis and the heirs of his body, and in default of such heirs to the next heir or heirs of their bodies, and if all such as are before mentioned are extinct, then to the next heir or heirs of the said Tabitha, now the wife of the said Edmund, male or female, and in failure of them to our grandson Smart Whittington, son of William Whittington, Gent. & brother of the said Tabitha Custis, wife of the said Edmund Custis, during his natural life, and then to his heirs male, and for want of such heirs to our grandson John Custis, the son of John Custis, Jr., of the County of Northampton aforesaid, Gent., & his heirs, and for want of such issue to the heirs of the said John Custis, Sr. That the defendant, together with the plaintiff's lessor, and the said Wilkins employed Edmund Scarburgh, Surveyor of the County of Accomack, to run the said line the next day, and for which the said defendant agreed and hath since paid the surveyor 2/3 of the fees, but on meeting the next day to complete the agreement the defendant told the plaintiff's lessor & the said Wilkins that the Surveyor might run the line, but that it would not be binding upon him. That Edmund, son of the testator Thomas, at the time of making his last will was of lawful age, and left issue; that the testator Thomas' son, Thomas Whittington Custis, to whom the remainder of the aforesaid 1000 acres was given in case of Edmund's death under age or without issue, was brother and died an infant.10 

Family

Margaret (25) Michael b. 1658, d. c 1692
Marriage*circa 1678He married Margaret (25) Michael, daughter of Capt. John Michael (Sr.-N'hamp) and Elizabeth (5) Thorowgood, circa 1678.5,3 
Children 1.John (87) Custis IV (Burgess & Councillor)+ b. 1678, d. Nov 1749
 2.Hancock (88) Custis+ b. c 1679, d. b 7 May 1728
 3.Capt. Henry (89) Custis+ b. c 1680, d. b 6 Mar 1732/33
 4.Elizabeth (90) Custis+ b. c 1682, d. c 1716
 5.4 sons (92-96) Custis b. c 1684, d. b 27 Jul 1709
 6.Sorrowful Margaret (91) Custis+ b. c 1692, d. b 11 Dec 1750

Citations

  1. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 337 (Thorowgood Family).
  2. [S1009] Henrietta Dawson (Ayres) Sheppard, Ayres - Dawson and Allied Families, Volume 2, Recording the ancestry of Richard Johnson Ayres Jr. of Accomack County, Virginia and of his wife Elizabeth Hack Dawson of Loudoun County, Virginia, p. 28 (Robinson Family).
  3. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 338 (Thorowgood Family).
  4. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 91 (will of Elizabeth (ER) Robinson, widow, of Shadwell, England).
  5. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 971 (A83 - Deep Creek Plantation).
  6. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 126 (will of James Watt, chyrurgeon, wife Sarah).
  7. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 203 (will of John Custis, Esq., wife Sarah).
  8. [S559] Jean Merritt Mihalyka, Gravestone Inscriptions in Northampton County, Virginia.
  9. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 338 (Thorowgood).
  10. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 10 (Harry Holdfast (place holder) vs. Thomas Custis).

Thomas (239A) Custis1

M, b. circa 1718, d. before 1 May 1751
FatherCapt. Henry (89) Custis b. c 1680, d. b 6 Mar 1732/33
MotherTabitha Scarburgh Custis b. c 1690
ChartsDescendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited14 Mar 2015
Birth*circa 1718Thomas was born circa 1718 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*11 October 1729Thomas was named in his father's will on 11 October 1729 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Henry Custis, wife Ann, named: eldest son to have liberty to seat himself on that part I bought of William Selby; sons Henry & Robinson Custis land where I now live containing 1333 acres; sons Henry, Robinson & Thomas all my land & marshes on Jengoteague Island; son Thomas 600 acres at Massongoe, also 600 acres near Deep Creek; daughters Ann, Tabitha & Frances. Children to be at age at 18. Should my wife be with child, said child to have an equal share of my estate with my other children; daughter Leah Custis; daughter Margaret Scarburgh, wife of Henry Scarburgh Jr.2 
Land inherited*1733He inherited land in 1733 at Accomack Co, VA. Henry Custis (second wife Ann) left to his sons Henry, Robinson and Thomas all the island land and marshes which had been lef to him by his father John Custis of Hungars. In 1736 Henry Custis and Scarburgh his wife sold their third of 250 acres to Edmund Allen and in 1751 they sold him the third belonging to Thomas, who had died without issue. The Robinson Custis third was not traced, but it is believed that Allen had acquired that also.3 
Will*24 January 1750He made a will on 24 January 1750 at Accomack Co, VA. Cousin Tabitha Scarburgh Custis. To Cousin Margaret Custis negroes & all the balance of my estate, real & personal. Henry Custis & Scarburgh Custis Exrs. Witt: Edmund Poulson, George Poulson, Archibald Milby..4 
Death*before 1 May 1751Thomas died before 1 May 1751 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated..4 

Citations

  1. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 349 (Thorowgood Family).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 98 (will of John Custis of Deep Creek).
  3. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1380 (tract A187).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 163 (will of Thomas Custis).

Maj. John (240) Custis (Deep Creek)1,2

M, b. circa 1706, d. before 7 February 1732/33
FatherThomas Custis b. c 1686, d. b 4 Apr 1721
MotherElizabeth (90) Custis b. c 1682, d. c 1716
ChartsDescendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited12 Mar 2015
Birth*circa 1706John was born circa 1706 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*3 October 1719John was named in his father's will on 3 October 1719 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Thomas Custis, wife Ann (dec'd wife Elizabeth), named son John Custis,
son Edmond Custis, Honorable John Custis of Hungars dec'd, son Thomas Whittington Custis, daughters Tabitha, Sarah and Elizabeth, friends Capt. John Broadhurst, Charles Snead and Henry Custis, sister Tabitha Scarburgh Custis, Capt. John Broadhurst, an unborn child and my Honorable grandmother Mrs. Tabitha Hill dec'd. Children under 18.3 
Marriagecirca 1726He married Susannah Bowdoin, daughter of John (of Pierre) Bowdoin I and Susannah (-----), circa 1726.4 
Marriage*circa 1728He married Anne Upshur, daughter of Arthur Upshur (II) and Sarah Browne, circa 1728.1,5 
Will*7 January 1732/33He made a will on 7 January 1732/33 at Accomack Co, VA. Wife Ann. To son Thomas plantation where I now dwell on Deep Creek containing 1,500 acres. To son Hancock Custis 700 acres near Burton's Branch near the White Marsh which was given my father by my grandmother Tabitha Hill, also my plantation where Walter Stot lives containing 250 acres. To daughter Betty all her mother's wearing clothes. To daughter Susanna. Plate to be divided between my 4 children Thomas, Betty, Hancock and Susanna. Wife and 4 children residual legatees. Wife to maintain & educate my children until they are 18 & if she refuses my Extrs. to take them & their estates out of her custody. John Smith, John Jackson, George Douglas & Abel Upshur Extrs. Witt: John Wise, William Clark and James Davis..6 
Death*before 7 February 1732/33John died before 7 February 1732/33 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was proved..6 
Land cause*4 July 1738He was named in a land cause on 4 July 1738 at Accomack Co, VA. Edmund Allen and Ann, his wife, formerly the wife of Thomas Custis, (dec.) vs. - Suit for dower. Thomas Custis, minor, son and heir at law of John Custis, dec., Gent., (who was the son & heir at law of the said Thomas Custis, dec. Petition for 1/3 part of 1750 acres of land and appurtenances lying at a place called Deep Creek, which was by the last will of the said Thomas Custis, dec., her former husband, given to his son, John Custis, Gent., dec., and by the last will and testament of the said John Custis given to his son, the said Thomas Custis, as the dower of the said Ann of the endowment of the aforesaid Thomas Custis, dec., her former husband - Peter Bowdoin gdn. of Thomas Custis, minor.7 
Land cause28 January 1752He was named in a land cause on 28 January 1752 at Accomack Co, VA. Harry Holdfast (place holder) vs Thomas Custis. That Thomas Custis was seized in fee of the lands in the declaration mentioned, and was also seized in tail of 1750 acres adjoining the said lands, and being so seized made his last will and testament dated 3 Oct. 1719, & bequeathed to his wife Ann Custis all the lands that he had with her, lying near Oak Hall, to his son John Custis the plantation whereon he then lived containing 1750 acres, being on Deep Creek. To his son Edmund Custis 1000 acres adjoining the land where he then dwelt, whereon Joseph Walker now dwells "I give all my and interest in the lands on Jengoteague & Morry's Island which was given by the last will of the Hon. John Custis of Arlington to me & my wife Elizabeth Custis, to my son Edmund Custis"; To his son Thomas Whittington Custis 300 acres on Old Plantation Creek in Northampton County; should Edmund die before coming to full age & without issue, I give the land given him to my son Thomas, & should Thomas die before full age & without issue, then my son Edmund to have the land given him. To daughter Tabitha; to daughter Sarah; to daughter Elizabeth; son John Custis (under age); To sister Tabitha Scarburgh Custis; wife Ann and friends Capt. John Bradhurst & Mr. Charles Snead & Mr. Henry Custis Executors. Sons to receive their estates at 18 and daughters at 18 or marriage. I give the first child born after this date of my wife Ann Custis 700 acres in the said county adjoining the lands of William Parker, near to Burton's Branch, which land descended to me from my Hon. grandmother, Mrs. Tabitha Hill. That the 1000 acres therein mentioned is the lands devised to his son Edmund, and the 1750 acres of land therein mentioned is the land devised to his son John by the said will; That the said Edmund Custis made his last will dated 27 Mar. 1747, in these words: "I Edmund Custis of Northampton County" &c. To his son Edmund Custis the plantation where I now live; to wife Catherine; to daughter Ann Custis. I give 800 acres of land that I have in Deep Creek to my Ex'rs. to be sold, and after the payment of my debts the residue to be divided between my wife, son and daughter; son to have 1/2 and wife and daughter the other half between them. To kinsman Hancock Custis; Should my son Edmund die without issue I give my plantation where I now live to my daughter, Ann Custis, reversion to my kinsman Hancock Custis, son of my brother John. Wife Exec. & guardian of children till they come to lawful age or marry. By which will the said Edmund devised 800 acres, part of the 1000 acres devised by his father, the testator Thomas, to be sold for the payment of debts; That the lessor of the plaintiff purchased the same of the testator's executrix as by deed dated 23 June, 1750, to-wit: This deed between John Wilkins of Northampton County, Gent., and Catherine, his wife, executrix of the last will and testament of Edmund Custis, late of the said County, Gent., her late husband, dec., to Littleton Eyre - Sale of 800 acres, being part of the aforesaid 1000 acres. The said Edmund Custis a short time before his death granted and sold unto Joshua James late of Accomack County, dec., 200 acres, part of the aforesaid 1000 acres. That the said testator Thomas' dwelling plantation whereon there stood a negro quarter, extended into the said 1000 acres as far as the defendant now claims of the said 1000 acres; That the aforesaid John Custis is eldest son & heir at law of the testator Thomas, and that the defendant is his eldest son and heir at law; That the defendant Thomas agreed with the lessor of the plaintiff that the plaintiff and a certain John Wilkins, who intermarried with the widow & Exec. of the said Edmund Custis, on the 30 day of November, 1749, to run the division between the said 1750 acres and the 1000 acres of land agreeable to a deed from John Custis and Tabitha his wife to the aforesaid Thomas Custis, for the said 1750 acres, which deed is in these words ------ John Custis, Sr., of the County of Northampton, Esq., & Tabitha, his wife, to "our well beloved nephew & grandson Edmund Custis, of the county of Accomack, Gent. & Tabitha, his now wife, our grandaughter, & their children after them" - Deed of Gift - All that tract of land where the said Edmund and Tabitha now live, situate at Deep Creek containing 1750 acres on the North East side of Deep Creek, & bounded on the Southern parts therewith, on the North West by a point of marsh facing the bay; on the North Eastward by a part of a little creek called Drummond's Creek and a line of marked trees drawn from the said Drummond's Creek South; South East half a point, Easterly 342 poles unto a corner tree marked at the western corner of the land formerly belonging to William Gower, and from thence on the South Eastern side by a line of marked trees drawn S. W. by West 508 poles unto Deep Creek, including in the said 1750 acres all the marshes, necks & branches within the aforesaid bounds, being 1/2 of 3500 acres more or less granted by patent to the said Tabitha, now the wife of the said John Custis, Sr., & her sister, Matilda Scarburgh, now the wife of Col. John West, both the daughters of Col. Edmund Scarburgh, dec., patent dated 29 March, 1656, to the said Edmund & Tabitha for and during their natural lives, and after their decease to their son Thomas Custis and the heirs of his body, and in default of such heirs to the next heir or heirs of their bodies, and if all such as are before mentioned are extinct, then to the next heir or heirs of the said Tabitha, now the wife of the said Edmund, male or female, and in failure of them to our grandson Smart Whittington, son of William Whittington, Gent. & brother of the said Tabitha Custis, wife of the said Edmund Custis, during his natural life, and then to his heirs male, and for want of such heirs to our grandson John Custis, the son of John Custis, Jr., of the County of Northampton aforesaid, Gent., & his heirs, and for want of such issue to the heirs of the said John Custis, Sr. That the defendant, together with the plaintiff's lessor, and the said Wilkins employed Edmund Scarburgh, Surveyor of the County of Accomack, to run the said line the next day, and for which the said defendant agreed and hath since paid the surveyor 2/3 of the fees, but on meeting the next day to complete the agreement the defendant told the plaintiff's lessor & the said Wilkins that the Surveyor might run the line, but that it would not be binding upon him. That Edmund, son of the testator Thomas, at the time of making his last will was of lawful age, and left issue; that the testator Thomas' son, Thomas Whittington Custis, to whom the remainder of the aforesaid 1000 acres was given in case of Edmund's death under age or without issue, was brother and died an infant.8 

Family 1

Susannah Bowdoin b. c 1704
Marriagecirca 1726He married Susannah Bowdoin, daughter of John (of Pierre) Bowdoin I and Susannah (-----), circa 1726.4 
Children 1.Maj. Thomas (570) Custis+ b. 22 Sep 1726, d. 6 Feb 1764
 2.Betty (571) Custis b. c 1727

Family 2

Anne Upshur b. c 1710, d. b 1738
Marriage*circa 1728He married Anne Upshur, daughter of Arthur Upshur (II) and Sarah Browne, circa 1728.1,5 
Children 1.Hancock (572) Custis b. c 1728
 2.Susannah (573) Custis+ b. 1730, d. 18 May 1785

Citations

  1. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 971 (A83 - Deep Creek Plantation).
  2. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 349 (Thorowgood Family).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 67 (will of Thomas Custis, wife Ann).
  4. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 393 (Thorowgood Family).
  5. [S724] Robert Irving Upshur & Thomas Teackel Upshur IV, Upshur Family in Virginia, 2nd Edition, p. 26.
  6. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 98 (will of John Custis of Deep Creek).
  7. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 4 (Edmund Allen &c vs Thomas Custis &c).
  8. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 10 (Harry Holdfast (place holder) vs. Thomas Custis).

Anne Upshur1

F, b. circa 1710, d. before 1738
FatherArthur Upshur (II) b. c 1652, d. b 4 Jul 1738
MotherSarah Browne b. c 1675
ChartsDescendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown) (#1)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown) (#2)
Descendants of William Kendall (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Francis Mason (Ancient Planter)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Last Edited21 Feb 2015
Birth*circa 1710Anne was born circa 1710 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1728She married Maj. John (240) Custis (Deep Creek), son of Thomas Custis and Elizabeth (90) Custis, circa 1728.2,3 
Married Namecirca 1728 As of circa 1728,her married name was Custis. 
Will - Husb's*7 January 1732/33Anne was named in her husband's will on 7 January 1732/33 at Accomack Co, VA. In his wil John Custis of Deep Creek, wife Ann, named: son Thomas (1,500 acres at Deep Creek); son Hancock Custis (700 acres near Burton's Branch); daughter Betty all her mother's wearing clothes; daughter Susanna; children under 18..4 
Marriage*1734She married Col. Custis (157) (of Wm) Kendall I, son of William (49) Kendall and Sorrowful Margaret (91) Custis, in 1734.5,6 
Married Name1734 As of 1734,her married name was Kendall. 
Death*before 1738Anne died before 1738.7 

Family 1

Maj. John (240) Custis (Deep Creek) b. c 1706, d. b 7 Feb 1732/33
Marriage*circa 1728She married Maj. John (240) Custis (Deep Creek), son of Thomas Custis and Elizabeth (90) Custis, circa 1728.2,3 
Children 1.Hancock (572) Custis b. c 1728
 2.Susannah (573) Custis+ b. 1730, d. 18 May 1785

Family 2

Col. Custis (157) (of Wm) Kendall I b. 1708, d. b 11 Sep 1781
Marriage*1734She married Col. Custis (157) (of Wm) Kendall I, son of William (49) Kendall and Sorrowful Margaret (91) Custis, in 1734.5,6 
Children 1.William (388) Kendall+ b. c 1734, d. b 14 Apr 1795
 2.Adah (389) Kendall b. c 1736

Citations

  1. [S958] James R. Revell Sr., Descendants of Randall Revell of the Eastern Shore, Custis Family Lineage Appendix & additional information provided by Emails from James R. Revell Sr.
  2. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 971 (A83 - Deep Creek Plantation).
  3. [S724] Robert Irving Upshur & Thomas Teackel Upshur IV, Upshur Family in Virginia, 2nd Edition, p. 26.
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 98 (will of John Custis of Deep Creek).
  5. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 393 (Thorowgood Family).
  6. [S724] Robert Irving Upshur & Thomas Teackel Upshur IV, Upshur Family in Virginia, 2nd Edition, p. 27.
  7. [S888] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 586 (Mason Family).

Betty (571) Custis1,2

F, b. circa 1727
FatherMaj. John (240) Custis (Deep Creek) b. c 1706, d. b 7 Feb 1732/33
MotherSusannah Bowdoin b. c 1704
ChartsDescendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited21 Feb 2015
Birth*circa 1727Betty was born circa 1727 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*7 January 1732/33Betty was named in her father's will on 7 January 1732/33 at Accomack Co, VA. In his wil John Custis of Deep Creek, wife Ann, named: son Thomas (1,500 acres at Deep Creek); son Hancock Custis (700 acres near Burton's Branch); daughter Betty all her mother's wearing clothes; daughter Susanna; children under 18..1 
Will - Witnessed*12 May 1744Betty witnessed a will on 12 May 1744 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that Francis Stockley, Elizabeth Bowdoin & Betty Custis witnessed the will of Isaac Moore.)3 
Will - Uncle's*12 October 1745Betty was named in her uncle's will on 12 October 1745 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as my niece Betty Custis in the will of Peter Bowdoin, Gent. He gave her all her mother's clothes which I bought, and if she wishes to live with my daughter, then Betty to have liberty of a room at either of my houses.4 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 98 (will of John Custis of Deep Creek).
  2. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 393 (Thorowgood Family).
  3. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 317 (will of Isaac Moore).
  4. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 318 (will of Peter Bowdoin, Gent).

Hancock (572) Custis1,2

M, b. circa 1728
FatherMaj. John (240) Custis (Deep Creek) b. c 1706, d. b 7 Feb 1732/33
MotherAnne Upshur b. c 1710, d. b 1738
ChartsDescendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited12 Mar 2015
Birth*circa 1728Hancock was born circa 1728 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*7 January 1732/33Hancock was named in his father's will on 7 January 1732/33 at Accomack Co, VA. In his wil John Custis of Deep Creek, wife Ann, named: son Thomas (1,500 acres at Deep Creek); son Hancock Custis (700 acres near Burton's Branch); daughter Betty all her mother's wearing clothes; daughter Susanna; children under 18..1 
Will - Grfath's*26 May 1738Hancock was named in his grandfather's will on 26 May 1738 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a grandson Hancock (under age 21) in the will of Arthur Upshur, wife Sarah..3 
Will - Uncle's*27 March 1747Hancock was named in his uncle's will on 27 March 1747 at Northampton Co, VA. In his will Edmund Custis, wife Katherine, named a son Edmund, daughter Ann Custis, and kinsman Hancock Custis, son of my brother John.4 
Land cause*28 January 1752He was named in a land cause on 28 January 1752 at Accomack Co, VA. Harry Holdfast (place holder) vs Thomas Custis. That Thomas Custis was seized in fee of the lands in the declaration mentioned, and was also seized in tail of 1750 acres adjoining the said lands, and being so seized made his last will and testament dated 3 Oct. 1719, & bequeathed to his wife Ann Custis all the lands that he had with her, lying near Oak Hall, to his son John Custis the plantation whereon he then lived containing 1750 acres, being on Deep Creek. To his son Edmund Custis 1000 acres adjoining the land where he then dwelt, whereon Joseph Walker now dwells "I give all my and interest in the lands on Jengoteague & Morry's Island which was given by the last will of the Hon. John Custis of Arlington to me & my wife Elizabeth Custis, to my son Edmund Custis"; To his son Thomas Whittington Custis 300 acres on Old Plantation Creek in Northampton County; should Edmund die before coming to full age & without issue, I give the land given him to my son Thomas, & should Thomas die before full age & without issue, then my son Edmund to have the land given him. To daughter Tabitha; to daughter Sarah; to daughter Elizabeth; son John Custis (under age); To sister Tabitha Scarburgh Custis; wife Ann and friends Capt. John Bradhurst & Mr. Charles Snead & Mr. Henry Custis Executors. Sons to receive their estates at 18 and daughters at 18 or marriage. I give the first child born after this date of my wife Ann Custis 700 acres in the said county adjoining the lands of William Parker, near to Burton's Branch, which land descended to me from my Hon. grandmother, Mrs. Tabitha Hill. That the 1000 acres therein mentioned is the lands devised to his son Edmund, and the 1750 acres of land therein mentioned is the land devised to his son John by the said will; That the said Edmund Custis made his last will dated 27 Mar. 1747, in these words: "I Edmund Custis of Northampton County" &c. To his son Edmund Custis the plantation where I now live; to wife Catherine; to daughter Ann Custis. I give 800 acres of land that I have in Deep Creek to my Ex'rs. to be sold, and after the payment of my debts the residue to be divided between my wife, son and daughter; son to have 1/2 and wife and daughter the other half between them. To kinsman Hancock Custis; Should my son Edmund die without issue I give my plantation where I now live to my daughter, Ann Custis, reversion to my kinsman Hancock Custis, son of my brother John. Wife Exec. & guardian of children till they come to lawful age or marry. By which will the said Edmund devised 800 acres, part of the 1000 acres devised by his father, the testator Thomas, to be sold for the payment of debts; That the lessor of the plaintiff purchased the same of the testator's executrix as by deed dated 23 June, 1750, to-wit: This deed between John Wilkins of Northampton County, Gent., and Catherine, his wife, executrix of the last will and testament of Edmund Custis, late of the said County, Gent., her late husband, dec., to Littleton Eyre - Sale of 800 acres, being part of the aforesaid 1000 acres. The said Edmund Custis a short time before his death granted and sold unto Joshua James late of Accomack County, dec., 200 acres, part of the aforesaid 1000 acres. That the said testator Thomas' dwelling plantation whereon there stood a negro quarter, extended into the said 1000 acres as far as the defendant now claims of the said 1000 acres; That the aforesaid John Custis is eldest son & heir at law of the testator Thomas, and that the defendant is his eldest son and heir at law; That the defendant Thomas agreed with the lessor of the plaintiff that the plaintiff and a certain John Wilkins, who intermarried with the widow & Exec. of the said Edmund Custis, on the 30 day of November, 1749, to run the division between the said 1750 acres and the 1000 acres of land agreeable to a deed from John Custis and Tabitha his wife to the aforesaid Thomas Custis, for the said 1750 acres, which deed is in these words ------ John Custis, Sr., of the County of Northampton, Esq., & Tabitha, his wife, to "our well beloved nephew & grandson Edmund Custis, of the county of Accomack, Gent. & Tabitha, his now wife, our grandaughter, & their children after them" - Deed of Gift - All that tract of land where the said Edmund and Tabitha now live, situate at Deep Creek containing 1750 acres on the North East side of Deep Creek, & bounded on the Southern parts therewith, on the North West by a point of marsh facing the bay; on the North Eastward by a part of a little creek called Drummond's Creek and a line of marked trees drawn from the said Drummond's Creek South; South East half a point, Easterly 342 poles unto a corner tree marked at the western corner of the land formerly belonging to William Gower, and from thence on the South Eastern side by a line of marked trees drawn S. W. by West 508 poles unto Deep Creek, including in the said 1750 acres all the marshes, necks & branches within the aforesaid bounds, being 1/2 of 3500 acres more or less granted by patent to the said Tabitha, now the wife of the said John Custis, Sr., & her sister, Matilda Scarburgh, now the wife of Col. John West, both the daughters of Col. Edmund Scarburgh, dec., patent dated 29 March, 1656, to the said Edmund & Tabitha for and during their natural lives, and after their decease to their son Thomas Custis and the heirs of his body, and in default of such heirs to the next heir or heirs of their bodies, and if all such as are before mentioned are extinct, then to the next heir or heirs of the said Tabitha, now the wife of the said Edmund, male or female, and in failure of them to our grandson Smart Whittington, son of William Whittington, Gent. & brother of the said Tabitha Custis, wife of the said Edmund Custis, during his natural life, and then to his heirs male, and for want of such heirs to our grandson John Custis, the son of John Custis, Jr., of the County of Northampton aforesaid, Gent., & his heirs, and for want of such issue to the heirs of the said John Custis, Sr. That the defendant, together with the plaintiff's lessor, and the said Wilkins employed Edmund Scarburgh, Surveyor of the County of Accomack, to run the said line the next day, and for which the said defendant agreed and hath since paid the surveyor 2/3 of the fees, but on meeting the next day to complete the agreement the defendant told the plaintiff's lessor & the said Wilkins that the Surveyor might run the line, but that it would not be binding upon him. That Edmund, son of the testator Thomas, at the time of making his last will was of lawful age, and left issue; that the testator Thomas' son, Thomas Whittington Custis, to whom the remainder of the aforesaid 1000 acres was given in case of Edmund's death under age or without issue, was brother and died an infant.5 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 98 (will of John Custis of Deep Creek).
  2. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 393 (Thorowgood Family).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 117 (will of Arthur Upshur, wife Sarah).
  4. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 323 (will of Edmund Custis, wife Katherine).
  5. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 10 (Harry Holdfast (place holder) vs. Thomas Custis).

Samuel Custis (2nd)1

M, b. 2 April 1791, d. 20 September 1808
FatherCapt. John (Bay Side) (445) Custis Sr. b. 23 Feb 1750/51, d. 3 Mar 1809
MotherCatharine (180) Parker b. 30 Mar 1753, d. 19 Sep 1840
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited1 Mar 2015
Birth*2 April 1791Samuel was born on 2 April 1791 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Samuel Custis who was born the 2nd day of April on a Saturday, 1791 and departed this life the 20th day of Sept. 1808..2,3 
Will - Father's*1 June 1808Samuel was named in his father's will on 1 June 1808 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Smauel Custis (under age) in the will of John Custis Sr., Deep Creek..1 
Death*20 September 1808He died on 20 September 1808 at Accomack Co, VA, at age 17.2,3 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 152 (will of John Custis Sr., Deep Creek).
  2. [S1001] Thomas Teackle Upshur, Genealogies of the Kingdom of Accomack, 5 pages of Custis, Wise & Pitts family data were found loose between pages 214 & 215 in Vol 1, Box 10 by E. Spencer Wise on 15 April 1986 and placed in his Wise family folder at the E.S.P.L.
  3. [S550] Jean M. Mihalyka, Bible Records Accomack & Northampton County, Virginia, Vol. 2, pp 70-71 (Catherine Custis Bible, printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, printers to the University and fold by S. Crowder in Paternoster Row, London; and by W. Jackson in Oxford, 1772. This Bible was given to the NSDAR Chapters on the Eastern Shore of Virginia by Mrs. F.W. Wrightson, 1 Oak Place, Baltimore, MD 21218 with the understanding that it be placed so that the genealogical material would be available to the researcher. It will be given to the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society, Kerr Place, Onancock, VA. Copied by Jean M. Mihalyka, Oct. 1976.).

Margaret Ann Custis1,2

F, b. 11 February 1776, d. 5 January 1827
FatherCapt. John (Bay Side) (445) Custis Sr. b. 23 Feb 1750/51, d. 3 Mar 1809
MotherCatharine (180) Parker b. 30 Mar 1753, d. 19 Sep 1840
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited1 Mar 2015
Birth*11 February 1776Margaret was born on 11 February 1776 at Accomack Co, VA. Margaret Custis was born the 11th of February on a Sunday, 1776, and departed this life on Friday, the 5th day of January, 1827, at 25 minutes after 10 o'clock A.M., aged 50 years, 10 months and 24 days..3,2,4 
Marriage*14 December 1803She married Major Scarburgh (of Hezekiah) Pitts, son of Hezekiah (of Major) Pitts and Mildred Scarburgh, on 14 December 1803 at Accomack Co, VA. John Wise was the security on the M.L.B. of Major S. Pitts and Margaret Cuistis. Upshur shows Major S. Pitts and Margaret Custis were married on Wednesday, the 14th of December, Anno Domini, 1803..5,3,4 
Married Name14 December 1803 As of 14 December 1803,her married name was Pitts. 
Will - Father's*1 June 1808Margaret was named in her father's will on 1 June 1808 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Margaret Pitts and Major S. Pitts was named as a son-in-law in the will of John Custis Sr., Deep Creek..1 
Death*5 January 1827She died on 5 January 1827 at Accomack Co, VA, at age 50.2,4 
Burial*Margaret was buried at Old Pitts Farm, Northampton Co, VA. Her tombstone shows her as Margaret Pitts, 11 Feb 1776 - 5 Jan 1827.6 

Family

Major Scarburgh (of Hezekiah) Pitts b. 30 Mar 1776, d. 5 Sep 1827
Children 1.John C. Pitts3 b. 15 Dec 1804, d. 7 Dec 1823
 2.Edward Parker Pitts3 b. 11 Mar 1806, d. 5 Oct 1815
 3.William G.C. Pitts+ b. 30 Aug 1807, d. 30 Nov 1865
 4.Margaret C. Pitts b. 24 Mar 1809, d. 14 Jun 1872
 5.(Unnamed Son) Pitts3 b. 25 Feb 1812, d. 15 Mar 1812
 6.Elizabeth R. Pitts+ b. 14 Feb 1813, d. 24 Feb 1854
 7.Washington H. Pitts b. 31 Aug 1814, d. 2 Mar 1861
 8.Judge Edward Parker Pitts+ b. 23 Mar 1816, d. 7 May 1875

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 152 (will of John Custis Sr., Deep Creek).
  2. [S550] Jean M. Mihalyka, Bible Records Accomack & Northampton County, Virginia, Vol. 2, pp 70-71 (Catherine Custis Bible, printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, printers to the University and fold by S. Crowder in Paternoster Row, London; and by W. Jackson in Oxford, 1772. This Bible was given to the NSDAR Chapters on the Eastern Shore of Virginia by Mrs. F.W. Wrightson, 1 Oak Place, Baltimore, MD 21218 with the understanding that it be placed so that the genealogical material would be available to the researcher. It will be given to the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society, Kerr Place, Onancock, VA. Copied by Jean M. Mihalyka, Oct. 1976.).
  3. [S1001] Thomas Teackle Upshur, Genealogies of the Kingdom of Accomack, 5 pages of Custis, Wise & Pitts family data were found loose between pages 214 & 215 in Vol 1, Box 10 by E. Spencer Wise on 15 April 1986 and placed in his Wise family folder at the E.S.P.L.
  4. [S550] Jean M. Mihalyka, Bible Records Accomack & Northampton County, Virginia, Vol. 4, pp 96-101 (Pitts - Custis Bible, printed by Thomas Dobson at the Stone House No. 41, South Second Street, Philadelphia, 1799. Copied 1980 by Robert A. Pitts, 215 Woodland Drive, State College, PA 16801 and typed by Lila H. Schmidt for this compilation in Feb. 1981).
  5. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860.
  6. [S559] Jean Merritt Mihalyka, Gravestone Inscriptions in Northampton County, Virginia.

Major Scarburgh (of Hezekiah) Pitts1

M, b. 30 March 1776, d. 5 September 1827
FatherHezekiah (of Major) Pitts2 b. 19 Oct 1745, d. 1 Oct 1823
MotherMildred Scarburgh2 b. 26 Feb 1754, d. 29 Jun 1819
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited31 Jan 2017
Birth*30 March 1776Major was born on 30 March 1776 at Northampton Co, VA.3 
Marriage*14 December 1803He married Margaret Ann Custis, daughter of Capt. John (Bay Side) (445) Custis Sr. and Catharine (180) Parker, on 14 December 1803 at Accomack Co, VA. John Wise was the security on the M.L.B. of Major S. Pitts and Margaret Cuistis. Upshur shows Major S. Pitts and Margaret Custis were married on Wednesday, the 14th of December, Anno Domini, 1803..4,5,6 
Will - Extr*1 June 1808Major was named as the executor of a will on 1 June 1808 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son-in-law Major S. Pitts and named as an Extrs. in the will of John Custis Sr., Deep Creek..7 
Will - Father's*1 February 1817Major was named in his father's will on 1 February 1817 at Northampton Co, VA. In his will Hezekiah Pitts stated that having given to my son Major S. Pitts by Deed & otherwise full his proportion of my estate my will is he shall have no further part of my remaining estate. Having given my son William G. Pitts by Deed & otherwise a great part of what I intended him & for other reasons my will is that he shall have no further part of my remaining estate. I give to my daughter Ann Bailey eighty two acres of land being the land that was William Matthews with ten acres of the land I bought of Henry Jacob. I give unto my daughter Sarah D. Pitts the remaining ninety acres of land including the buildings where I now live. To my granddaughters Amelia Bailey & Margaret Pitts Thirty dollars each. To my grandson Edward Bailey twenty dollars to buy him a gun. The remainder of my estate shall be divided between my two daughters Ann Bailey and Sarah D. Pitts & my will is that my daughters shall keep their lands together & each draw equal profit from it as long as they both remain unmarried. Signed Hezekiah Pitts. Witnesses: Richd Ames, Thos C. Ames, John Pitts.2 
Will*9 July 1827Major made a will on 9 July 1827 at Northampton Co, VA. The last Will & Testament of Major Scarborough Pitts of Chatham in the County of Northampton on the Eastern Shore of the Common Wealth of Virginia. My will is that the tract of land whereon I live shall be divided as follows, by a line starting at the road leading down church neck near the old riding up running thence northerly to the western gate post of the old riding up, thence to a pear tree stump near the old riding up & old buildings thence northerly & a little westerly to a Mulberry tree near the head of a gut between the old & new buildings thence into said gut & down the same into Church Creek the western side I give in fee simple to my son William. The eastern side of said tract of land I give in fee to my son Washington, also the land I bought of Mr. Smith Nottingham I give between my son William & Washington for pasture. I give to my son Edward my Kellum land and that part of this tract lying westerly and southerly of the county & neck roads. I give to my son Edward six hundred dollars to be loaned out & the int collected annually to aid in his support & education until he arrives at age to take charge of it. I give to my daughter Margaret her choice of my plantations, the one in Occohannock Neck called South View, the other on King's Creek with the swamp land attached. I give to my daughter Elizabeth the plantation not taken by my daughter Margaret.
I give each of my two sisters & to my niece Amelia a sufficiency of crape or other black silk to make them a dress. I give to my son William such of my wearing apparel as he may want also my Military Coat & apparatus & my sword. The balance of my wearing apparel I give to my younger sons and my wife's wearing apparel & jewellary to my two daughters. I constitute and appoint my friend and brother in law Jno Custis & my son William executors of this my last will. Signed, Major Scarborough Pitts. No witnesses.1 
Death*5 September 1827He died on 5 September 1827 at Northampton Co, VA, at age 51.3 
Burial*Major was buried at Old Pitts Farm, Northampton Co, VA. His tombstone shows him as Gen. M.S. Pitts, 30 Mar 1776 -5 Sep 1827.3 
Will - Recorded*10 September 1827Major's will was recorded on 10 September 1827 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was proved.1 
Est settm't*15 June 1831His estate was settled on 15 June 1831 at Northampton Co, VA. Administrator John Custis. The son William was still a minor. Bond $30,000. Appraisers: Littleton Upshur, William Dunton, Thomas Jacob and Elijah Costin. Inventory and Appraisement taken on October 11, 1827. Recorded on March 10, 1829. Account of Sales. Audit and Settlement. John Custis administrator. Recorded on March 11, 1829. Audit and Settlement. Severn E. Parker administrator de bonis non. Recorded on June 15, 1831.8 
Land cause*29 May 1833Major was named in a land cause on 29 May 1833 at Northampton Co, VA. On 7 Apr 1827 Henry Cook and Hetty, his wife, conveyed to Major S. Pitts all their interest in said estate; and on the --- day of ---, 182 -- the said Major S. Pitts departed this life having first duly made and published his last will and testament, by which he did not specifically devise the aforesaid interest, but which passed and was disposed of under the residuary clause of said will to all the children of the said Major S. Pitts; that the said Major S. Pitts left surviving him the following children, William G. Pitts, Margaret Pitts, Elizabeth Pitts, Edward Pitts and Washington Pitts..9 

Family

Margaret Ann Custis b. 11 Feb 1776, d. 5 Jan 1827
Marriage*14 December 1803He married Margaret Ann Custis, daughter of Capt. John (Bay Side) (445) Custis Sr. and Catharine (180) Parker, on 14 December 1803 at Accomack Co, VA. John Wise was the security on the M.L.B. of Major S. Pitts and Margaret Cuistis. Upshur shows Major S. Pitts and Margaret Custis were married on Wednesday, the 14th of December, Anno Domini, 1803..4,5,6 
Children 1.John C. Pitts5 b. 15 Dec 1804, d. 7 Dec 1823
 2.Edward Parker Pitts5 b. 11 Mar 1806, d. 5 Oct 1815
 3.William G.C. Pitts+ b. 30 Aug 1807, d. 30 Nov 1865
 4.Margaret C. Pitts b. 24 Mar 1809, d. 14 Jun 1872
 5.(Unnamed Son) Pitts5 b. 25 Feb 1812, d. 15 Mar 1812
 6.Elizabeth R. Pitts+ b. 14 Feb 1813, d. 24 Feb 1854
 7.Washington H. Pitts b. 31 Aug 1814, d. 2 Mar 1861
 8.Judge Edward Parker Pitts+ b. 23 Mar 1816, d. 7 May 1875

Citations

  1. [S1003] Dr. David R. Scott, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1800-1854, p. 151 (will of Major Scarburgh Pitts).
  2. [S1003] Dr. David R. Scott, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1800-1854, p. 135 (will of Hezekiah Pitts).
  3. [S559] Jean Merritt Mihalyka, Gravestone Inscriptions in Northampton County, Virginia.
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860.
  5. [S1001] Thomas Teackle Upshur, Genealogies of the Kingdom of Accomack, 5 pages of Custis, Wise & Pitts family data were found loose between pages 214 & 215 in Vol 1, Box 10 by E. Spencer Wise on 15 April 1986 and placed in his Wise family folder at the E.S.P.L.
  6. [S550] Jean M. Mihalyka, Bible Records Accomack & Northampton County, Virginia, Vol. 4, pp 96-101 (Pitts - Custis Bible, printed by Thomas Dobson at the Stone House No. 41, South Second Street, Philadelphia, 1799. Copied 1980 by Robert A. Pitts, 215 Woodland Drive, State College, PA 16801 and typed by Lila H. Schmidt for this compilation in Feb. 1981).
  7. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 152 (will of John Custis Sr., Deep Creek).
  8. [S1003] Dr. David R. Scott, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1800-1854, p. 151 (settlement of Major Scarburgh Pitts, John Custis Extr).
  9. [S884] Stratton Nottingham, Northampton Co, VA, Land Causes 1731-1868 & Lancaster County, VA 1795-1848, p. 119-126 (suit for division of land of John T. Elliott).

Sarah 'Sally' Custis1

F, b. 19 December 1781, d. 2 March 1832
FatherCapt. John (Bay Side) (445) Custis Sr. b. 23 Feb 1750/51, d. 3 Mar 1809
MotherCatharine (180) Parker b. 30 Mar 1753, d. 19 Sep 1840
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited1 Mar 2015
Birth*19 December 1781Sarah was born on 19 December 1781 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Sally Custis who was born the 19th of December on a Wednesday, 1781..2,3,4 
Will - Father's*1 June 1808Sarah was named in her father's will on 1 June 1808 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Sarah Custis in the will of John Custis Sr., Deep Creek..1 
Will*9 June 1830She made a will on 9 June 1830 at Accomack Co, VA. To mother Catharine Custis all my property during her life except for my slaves & a few legacies that I will hereafter dispose of. At my mother's death those items go to my nieces Sarah E. C. Custis, Adeline R. Custis, Margaret C. Pitts, Catharine P .W. Custis & Elizabeth S. Pitts. To my sister Catharine Wharton (during?) the life(?) of Mrs. Fletcher & ... To nephew John H. Custis $100 at my mother's death. To nephew Theodore W. Custis $100 at my mother's death. To niece Margaret C. Pitts ... To mother Catharine Custis ... To Adeline R. Custis ... All my slaves to be free at my death & to my man George $20. To the Treasurer of the Methodist Church $100 for the support of the Methodist Preachers that travel the Accomack & Northampton circuit. To my nephew Edwin D. Custis $100 at the death of my mother. To brother John Custis ... To friend Rosah Bayly ... Brothers John Custis & William P. Custis Extrs. Witt: Margaret West, William Lee & William Riley..5 
Death*2 March 1832Sarah died on 2 March 1832 at Accomack Co, VA, at age 50. Sarah Custis departed this life on Wednesday 21st March 1832..3 
Will - Recorded*26 March 1832Sarah's will was recorded on 26 March 1832 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that her will was proved. James Poulson & Thomas R. Joynes securities.5 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 152 (will of John Custis Sr., Deep Creek).
  2. [S1001] Thomas Teackle Upshur, Genealogies of the Kingdom of Accomack, 5 pages of Custis, Wise & Pitts family data were found loose between pages 214 & 215 in Vol 1, Box 10 by E. Spencer Wise on 15 April 1986 and placed in his Wise family folder at the E.S.P.L.
  3. [S550] Jean M. Mihalyka, Bible Records Accomack & Northampton County, Virginia, Vol. 2, pp 70-71 (Catherine Custis Bible, printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, printers to the University and fold by S. Crowder in Paternoster Row, London; and by W. Jackson in Oxford, 1772. This Bible was given to the NSDAR Chapters on the Eastern Shore of Virginia by Mrs. F.W. Wrightson, 1 Oak Place, Baltimore, MD 21218 with the understanding that it be placed so that the genealogical material would be available to the researcher. It will be given to the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society, Kerr Place, Onancock, VA. Copied by Jean M. Mihalyka, Oct. 1976.).
  4. [S550] Jean M. Mihalyka, Bible Records Accomack & Northampton County, Virginia, Vol. 4, pp 96-101 (Pitts - Custis Bible, printed by Thomas Dobson at the Stone House No. 41, South Second Street, Philadelphia, 1799. Copied 1980 by Robert A. Pitts, 215 Woodland Drive, State College, PA 16801 and typed by Lila H. Schmidt for this compilation in Feb. 1981).
  5. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 153 (will of Sally Custis).

Elizabeth Custis1

F, b. 14 September 1785, d. 25 December 1818
FatherCapt. John (Bay Side) (445) Custis Sr. b. 23 Feb 1750/51, d. 3 Mar 1809
MotherCatharine (180) Parker b. 30 Mar 1753, d. 19 Sep 1840
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen) (#1)
Descendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen) (#2)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown) (#1)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown) (#2)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown) (#1)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown) (#2)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#1)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#2)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex) (#1)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex) (#2)
Last Edited1 Mar 2015
Birth*14 September 1785Elizabeth was born on 14 September 1785 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Elizabeth Custis who was born the 14th of Sept. on a Wednesday, 1785..2,3,4 
Will - Father's*1 June 1808Elizabeth was named in her father's will on 1 June 1808 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Elizabeth Custis in the will of John Custis Sr., Deep Creek..1 
Marriage*27 June 1814She married William Robinson (Colonel Bob) Custis, son of Lt. Thomas (446) Custis and Elizabeth (392) Smith, on 27 June 1814 at Accomack Co, VA. Henry S. Copes was security on the M.L.B. of William R. Custis and Elizabeth Custis on 27 June 1814. Bible records show Wm. Robinson Custis, son of Thomas, was married to Elizabeth Custis, daughter of John, which said Thomas and John were brothers, on the 28th day of June 1814.5,6 
Death*25 December 1818Elizabeth Custis died on 25 December 1818 at Accomack Co, VA, at age 33. Elizabeth Custis, wife of Wm. R. Custis, departed this life on the 25th day of December 1818.6 

Family

William Robinson (Colonel Bob) Custis b. 23 Mar 1773, d. 4 Nov 1839
Child 1.Sarah Elizabeth Catherine Custis6 b. 25 Jun 1816, d. 1 Sep 1838

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 152 (will of John Custis Sr., Deep Creek).
  2. [S1001] Thomas Teackle Upshur, Genealogies of the Kingdom of Accomack, 5 pages of Custis, Wise & Pitts family data were found loose between pages 214 & 215 in Vol 1, Box 10 by E. Spencer Wise on 15 April 1986 and placed in his Wise family folder at the E.S.P.L.
  3. [S550] Jean M. Mihalyka, Bible Records Accomack & Northampton County, Virginia, Vol. 2, pp 70-71 (Catherine Custis Bible, printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, printers to the University and fold by S. Crowder in Paternoster Row, London; and by W. Jackson in Oxford, 1772. This Bible was given to the NSDAR Chapters on the Eastern Shore of Virginia by Mrs. F.W. Wrightson, 1 Oak Place, Baltimore, MD 21218 with the understanding that it be placed so that the genealogical material would be available to the researcher. It will be given to the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society, Kerr Place, Onancock, VA. Copied by Jean M. Mihalyka, Oct. 1976.).
  4. [S550] Jean M. Mihalyka, Bible Records Accomack & Northampton County, Virginia, Vol. 4, pp 96-101 (Pitts - Custis Bible, printed by Thomas Dobson at the Stone House No. 41, South Second Street, Philadelphia, 1799. Copied 1980 by Robert A. Pitts, 215 Woodland Drive, State College, PA 16801 and typed by Lila H. Schmidt for this compilation in Feb. 1981).
  5. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  6. [S819] Mark C. Lewis, Mark C. Lewis Genealogy Research Files, Custis Family File - Family Bible in possession of Mrs. Fosque Watson, Daughterty, Va., (Addie Allen Watson, daughter of Robert Allen, son of Mrs. Mary Robinson Custis Allen, daughter of Wm. Robinson Custis).

Susanna Hancock Custis1

F, b. 10 September 1798, d. 3 December 1822
FatherCapt. John (Bay Side) (445) Custis Sr. b. 23 Feb 1750/51, d. 3 Mar 1809
MotherCatharine (180) Parker b. 30 Mar 1753, d. 19 Sep 1840
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited1 Mar 2015
Birth*10 September 1798Susanna was born on 10 September 1798 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Susanah H. Custis who was born the 10th of September on a Monday, 1798..2,3,4 
Will - Father's*1 June 1808Susanna was named in her father's will on 1 June 1808 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Susanna Hancock Custis in the will of John Custis Sr., Deep Creek..1 
Death*3 December 1822Susanna died on 3 December 1822 at Accomack Co, VA, at age 24. Susannah Hancock Custis departed this life the 3rd day of December 1822..3 
Admin of estate*30 December 1822Administration of Susanna estate was filed on 30 December 1822 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that John Custis was named to settle the estate of Susan H. Custis. William Gillett and William P. Custis were the securities.5 
Est settm't*28 June 1824Susanna estate was settled on 28 June 1824 at Accomack Co, VA. 21 Jan 1823 (Invy & Sale), 20 Aug 1823 (Order to Audit), 28 Jun 1824 (Rec'd) - Negro man Jim, women Kate, Agnes & Tamer & 2 children John & Grace. Appraisers: James Poulson, Michael Higgins & W. D. Seymour. John Custis Admr. Articles were taken at settlement by Mrs. Catharine Custis. Two dozen oranges sent to Norfolk while she was sick. Auditors: John B. Walker, Thomas R. Joynes, William Parramore Jr..6 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 152 (will of John Custis Sr., Deep Creek).
  2. [S1001] Thomas Teackle Upshur, Genealogies of the Kingdom of Accomack, 5 pages of Custis, Wise & Pitts family data were found loose between pages 214 & 215 in Vol 1, Box 10 by E. Spencer Wise on 15 April 1986 and placed in his Wise family folder at the E.S.P.L.
  3. [S550] Jean M. Mihalyka, Bible Records Accomack & Northampton County, Virginia, Vol. 2, pp 70-71 (Catherine Custis Bible, printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, printers to the University and fold by S. Crowder in Paternoster Row, London; and by W. Jackson in Oxford, 1772. This Bible was given to the NSDAR Chapters on the Eastern Shore of Virginia by Mrs. F.W. Wrightson, 1 Oak Place, Baltimore, MD 21218 with the understanding that it be placed so that the genealogical material would be available to the researcher. It will be given to the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society, Kerr Place, Onancock, VA. Copied by Jean M. Mihalyka, Oct. 1976.).
  4. [S550] Jean M. Mihalyka, Bible Records Accomack & Northampton County, Virginia, Vol. 4, pp 96-101 (Pitts - Custis Bible, printed by Thomas Dobson at the Stone House No. 41, South Second Street, Philadelphia, 1799. Copied 1980 by Robert A. Pitts, 215 Woodland Drive, State College, PA 16801 and typed by Lila H. Schmidt for this compilation in Feb. 1981).
  5. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 154 (adm. of Susan H. Custis).
  6. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 154 (settlement of Susan H. Custis).

Dr. Thomas V. Custis1

M, b. 19 October 1773, d. 29 January 1821
FatherCapt. John (Bay Side) (445) Custis Sr. b. 23 Feb 1750/51, d. 3 Mar 1809
MotherCatharine (180) Parker b. 30 Mar 1753, d. 19 Sep 1840
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited16 Mar 2015
Birth*19 October 1773Thomas was born on 19 October 1773 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Thomas Custis, son of John and Catharine, born the 19th of October, 1773, on a Tuesday..2,3,4 
Marriage*2 July 1803He married Margaret Ann 'Peggy' Dixon on 2 July 1803 at Northampton Co, VA. Coventon Simkins was the security on the M.L.B. of Dr. Thomas V. Custis to Miss Peggy Dixon. She was the daughter of Samuel W. Brown & wife who gave consent to "our daughter Peggy." Consent signed from "Golden Quarter.".5 
Will - Father's*1 June 1808Thomas was named in his father's will on 1 June 1808 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Thomas Custis in the will of John Custis Sr., Deep Creek. He was also named as an Extr..1 
Death*29 January 1821Thomas died on 29 January 1821 at Accomack Co, VA, at age 47. It was on this date that John Custis was named to settle the estate of Thomas V. Custis. William Gillett, William R. Custis & William P. Custis were the securities..6 
Land cause*29 March 1821Thomas was named in a land cause on 29 March 1821 at Accomack Co, VA. This was a suit for the sale of land to remove a dept between John Custis and the heirs of Thomas V. Custis dec'd. In Sep 1818 John Custis became security for a certain Thomas V. Custis, late of this county, to a certain William Seymour for the sum of $2,500 payable in five annual installments to commence on 1 Jan 1819, with interest from 1 Jan 1818; that in order to indemnify John Custis, Thomas V. Custis & Margaret his wife, by deed of mortgage dated Sep 1818, conveyed to John Custis a certain lot, together with the houses thereon, situate in the town of Onancock; that John Custis has been compelled to pay the sum of $1,663.95 as such security; that Thomas V. Custis departed this life on ___ day of ___ 1821, intestate, leaving 6 infant children, to-wit: John Custis, Theodore W. Custis, Margaret K. Custis, Edwin Custis and Adeline Custis and Julius Custis; the wife of Thomas V. Custis departed this life sometime previous; and Julius also departed this life on ___ day ___ 1821; that since the death of Thomas & Margaret his wife, John Custis has frequently applied to the said children for payment as aforesaid..7 

Family

Margaret Ann 'Peggy' Dixon b. c 1775
Children 1.John H. Custis+8 b. 9 Jan 1804, d. 10 Oct 1875
 2.Theodore W. Custis b. c 1809
 3.Margaret K. Custis b. c 1811
 4.Edwin D. Custis b. c 1813
 5.Adeline R. Custis+ b. c 1815, d. 19 Apr 1853
 6.Julius Custis b. c 1818, d. Jan 1821

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 152 (will of John Custis Sr., Deep Creek).
  2. [S1001] Thomas Teackle Upshur, Genealogies of the Kingdom of Accomack, 5 pages of Custis, Wise & Pitts family data were found loose between pages 214 & 215 in Vol 1, Box 10 by E. Spencer Wise on 15 April 1986 and placed in his Wise family folder at the E.S.P.L.
  3. [S550] Jean M. Mihalyka, Bible Records Accomack & Northampton County, Virginia, Vol. 2, pp 70-71 (Catherine Custis Bible, printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, printers to the University and fold by S. Crowder in Paternoster Row, London; and by W. Jackson in Oxford, 1772. This Bible was given to the NSDAR Chapters on the Eastern Shore of Virginia by Mrs. F.W. Wrightson, 1 Oak Place, Baltimore, MD 21218 with the understanding that it be placed so that the genealogical material would be available to the researcher. It will be given to the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society, Kerr Place, Onancock, VA. Copied by Jean M. Mihalyka, Oct. 1976.).
  4. [S550] Jean M. Mihalyka, Bible Records Accomack & Northampton County, Virginia, Vol. 4, pp 96-101 (Pitts - Custis Bible, printed by Thomas Dobson at the Stone House No. 41, South Second Street, Philadelphia, 1799. Copied 1980 by Robert A. Pitts, 215 Woodland Drive, State College, PA 16801 and typed by Lila H. Schmidt for this compilation in Feb. 1981).
  5. [S622] Jean M. Mihalyka, Northampton Co, VA, Marriages, 1660/1-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses, Minister Returns, and other sources).
  6. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 155 (adm. of Thomas V. Custis).
  7. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 126 (Custis vs. Custis, in debt, suit for sale of land).
  8. [S819] Mark C. Lewis, Mark C. Lewis Genealogy Research Files, Custis Family Charts - Deep Creek Branch - Dr. Thomas V. Custis Chart.

Margaret Ann 'Peggy' Dixon

F, b. circa 1775
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited1 Feb 2015
Birth*circa 1775Margaret was born circa 1775. 
Marriage*2 July 1803She married Dr. Thomas V. Custis, son of Capt. John (Bay Side) (445) Custis Sr. and Catharine (180) Parker, on 2 July 1803 at Northampton Co, VA. Coventon Simkins was the security on the M.L.B. of Dr. Thomas V. Custis to Miss Peggy Dixon. She was the daughter of Samuel W. Brown & wife who gave consent to "our daughter Peggy." Consent signed from "Golden Quarter.".1 
Married Name2 July 1803 As of 2 July 1803,her married name was Custis. 

Family

Dr. Thomas V. Custis b. 19 Oct 1773, d. 29 Jan 1821
Children 1.John H. Custis+2 b. 9 Jan 1804, d. 10 Oct 1875
 2.Theodore W. Custis b. c 1809
 3.Margaret K. Custis b. c 1811
 4.Edwin D. Custis b. c 1813
 5.Adeline R. Custis+ b. c 1815, d. 19 Apr 1853
 6.Julius Custis b. c 1818, d. Jan 1821

Citations

  1. [S622] Jean M. Mihalyka, Northampton Co, VA, Marriages, 1660/1-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses, Minister Returns, and other sources).
  2. [S819] Mark C. Lewis, Mark C. Lewis Genealogy Research Files, Custis Family Charts - Deep Creek Branch - Dr. Thomas V. Custis Chart.

Adeline R. Custis1,2,3

F, b. circa 1815, d. 19 April 1853
FatherDr. Thomas V. Custis b. 19 Oct 1773, d. 29 Jan 1821
MotherMargaret Ann 'Peggy' Dixon b. c 1775
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited16 Mar 2015
Birth*circa 1815Adeline was born circa 1815 at Washington, NC.4 
Land cause*29 March 1821Adeline was named in a land cause on 29 March 1821 at Accomack Co, VA. That on the ____ day of Sept. 1818, your orator, John Custis, became security for a certain Thomas V. Custis, late of this County, to a certain William Seymour for the sum of $2500. payable in five annual installments to commence on the 1 Jan. 1819, with interest from 1 Jan. 1818; that in order to indemnify your orator the said Thomas V. Custis & Margaret his wife by deed of mortgage dated Sept. 1818, conveyed to your orator a certain lot, together with the houses thereon, situate in the town of Onancock; that your orator has been compelled to pay the sum of $1663.95 as such security; that the said Thomas V. Custis departed this life on the ____ day of ____ 1821, intestate, leaving six infant children, to-wit: John Custis, Theodore W. Custis, Margaret K. Custis, Edwin Custis and Adeline Custis and Julius Custis; that the wife of the said Thomas V. Custis departed this life sometime previous; that one of the said children, to-wit: Julius, departed this life on the ____ day of ____ 1821; that since the death of the said Thomas and Margaret, his wife, your orator has frequently applied to the said children, heirs of the said Thomas V. Custis, for payment of the sum as aforesaid paid &c..3 
Will - Aunt's*9 June 1830Adeline was named in her his aunt's will on 9 June 1830 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a niece Adeline R. Custis in the will of Sally Custis.5 
Will - Grmoth's*29 October 1839Adeline was named in her grandmother's will on 29 October 1839 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a granddaughter Adeline R. Custis in the will of Catharine Custis..2 
Marriage*28 December 1840She married William P. Joynes Sr. on 28 December 1840 at Accomack Co, VA. Isaiah N. Bagwell was the security on the M.L.B. of William P. Joynes and Adeline R. Custis. Another record from this sources shows they were married on 6 Jan 1841..6 
Married Name28 December 1840 As of 28 December 1840,her married name was Joynes. 
Census w/husband*1850Adeline was listed with her husband in the census of in 1850 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Adeline R. Joynes, age 35 and born in Washington, NC in HH#82 headed by William P. Joynes, age 35..4 
Death*19 April 1853Adeline died on 19 April 1853 at Slutkill Neck, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Adline R. Joynes, who died of consumption at the age of 37 years. She was the child of Thos. T. & Ann Custis, born in Acc Co, and the wife of Wm. P. Joynes who gave the information..1 

Family

William P. Joynes Sr. b. c 1815
Marriage*28 December 1840She married William P. Joynes Sr. on 28 December 1840 at Accomack Co, VA. Isaiah N. Bagwell was the security on the M.L.B. of William P. Joynes and Adeline R. Custis. Another record from this sources shows they were married on 6 Jan 1841..6 
Children 1.William P. Joynes Jr. b. c 1843
 2.Custis T. Joynes b. c 1845
 3.Solomon A. Joynes b. c 1846
 4.Mariah Joynes b. c 1849

Citations

  1. [S569] Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Death Register, 1853-1896.
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 148 (will of Catharine Custis).
  3. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 126 (Custis vs. Custis, in debt, suit for sale of land).
  4. [S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.
  5. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 153 (will of Sally Custis).
  6. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

William P. Joynes Sr.

M, b. circa 1815
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited9 Sep 2002
Birth*circa 1815William was born circa 1815 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*28 December 1840He married Adeline R. Custis, daughter of Dr. Thomas V. Custis and Margaret Ann 'Peggy' Dixon, on 28 December 1840 at Accomack Co, VA. Isaiah N. Bagwell was the security on the M.L.B. of William P. Joynes and Adeline R. Custis. Another record from this sources shows they were married on 6 Jan 1841..2 
Census head*1850William was listed as a head of household in the census of in 1850 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as William P. Joynes the head of HH#82, a 35 year old cabnet maker. Listed with him were the following Joynes: Adeline R., age 35 and born in Washington, NC; Wm. P. Jr., age 7; Custis T., age 5; Solomon A., age 4; and Mariah, age 1..1 
Reported death*19 April 1853William reported a death on 19 April 1853 at Slutkill Neck, Acc Co, VA. It was on this date that Wm. P. Joynes reported the death of his wife Adline R. Joynes, who died of consumption at the age of 37 years..3 

Family

Adeline R. Custis b. c 1815, d. 19 Apr 1853
Children 1.William P. Joynes Jr. b. c 1843
 2.Custis T. Joynes b. c 1845
 3.Solomon A. Joynes b. c 1846
 4.Mariah Joynes b. c 1849

Citations

  1. [S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.
  2. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  3. [S569] Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Death Register, 1853-1896.

Judge Edward Parker Pitts1,2,3

M, b. 23 March 1816, d. 7 May 1875
FatherMajor Scarburgh (of Hezekiah) Pitts b. 30 Mar 1776, d. 5 Sep 1827
MotherMargaret Ann Custis b. 11 Feb 1776, d. 5 Jan 1827
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of William Burton (Gentleman, Metompkin)
Descendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited1 Mar 2015
Birth*23 March 1816Edward was born on 23 March 1816 at Northampton Co, VA. He was shown as Edward P. Pitts (a second son of that name) who was born the 23rd March, A.Dom. 1816 and departed this life on Friday, the 7th of May at 5 o'clock P.M. and was buried in the new cemetery in Norfolk, May 9th, 1875..4,5 
Land cause*29 May 1833Edward was named in a land cause on 29 May 1833 at Northampton Co, VA. He was shown as Edward Pitts, a surviving child of Major S. Pitts..2 
Will - Grmoth's*29 October 1839Edward was named in his grandmother's will on 29 October 1839 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a a grandson Edward P. Pitts in the will of Catherine Custis..1 
Marriage*25 July 1848He married Mary Waters Dennis, daughter of John Upshur Dennis and Maria Eilzabeth Robertson, on 25 July 1848 at Worcester Co, MD. He was shown as Edward T. Pitts and she was shown as Mary W. Dennis. Upshur shows 27 July 1848 and that Mary W. Dennis was the daughter of John U. Dennis..6,4,5 
Census head*1850Edward was listed as a head of household in the census of in 1850 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Edw. P. Pitts the head of HH#10, a 34 year old lawyer, born in Northampton Co, VA. Listed with him were the following Pitts: Mary, age 23, born in Worcester Co, MD; and Edward D., age 1, born in Worcester Co, MD..7 
Death*7 May 1875He died on 7 May 1875 at Norfolk, VA, at age 59.4,5 

Family

Mary Waters Dennis b. 1 Feb 1825
Children 1.Edward Dennis Pitts b. 26 May 1849
 2.John D. Pitts4 b. 26 Jul 1850, d. 25 Aug 1850
 3.Arthur Emmerson Pitts4 b. 19 Aug 1851, d. 24 Sep 1853
 4.Arthur Pitts4 b. 25 Oct 1853, d. 20 Sep 1854
 5.Major Scarburgh Pitts4 b. 4 Feb 1855, d. 9 Feb 1855
 6.Major Sidney Pitts4 b. 2 Oct 1856, d. 28 Mar 1878
 7.George Robertson Pitts4 b. 11 Feb 1858, d. 30 Dec 1887
 8.Barton Pitts4 b. 17 Oct 1859, d. 10 Mar 1920
 9.James Dennis Pitts4 b. 11 Jun 1861, d. 15 May 1890
 10.Hezekiah S. Pitts4 b. 24 Dec 1862, d. 1935
 11.Mary Waters Pitts4 b. 20 Feb 1865, d. 14 Sep 1866
 12.Maria Robertson Pitts4 b. 12 Mar 1867

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 148 (will of Catharine Custis).
  2. [S884] Stratton Nottingham, Northampton Co, VA, Land Causes 1731-1868 & Lancaster County, VA 1795-1848, p. 119-126 (suit for division of land of John T. Elliott).
  3. [S322] Lynn Perry, Dennis & Co., p. 80.
  4. [S1001] Thomas Teackle Upshur, Genealogies of the Kingdom of Accomack, 5 pages of Custis, Wise & Pitts family data were found loose between pages 214 & 215 in Vol 1, Box 10 by E. Spencer Wise on 15 April 1986 and placed in his Wise family folder at the E.S.P.L.
  5. [S550] Jean M. Mihalyka, Bible Records Accomack & Northampton County, Virginia, Vol. 4, pp 96-101 (Pitts - Custis Bible, printed by Thomas Dobson at the Stone House No. 41, South Second Street, Philadelphia, 1799. Copied 1980 by Robert A. Pitts, 215 Woodland Drive, State College, PA 16801 and typed by Lila H. Schmidt for this compilation in Feb. 1981).
  6. [S594] Jody Powell, Worcester Co, MD, Marriage Records, 1795-1865.
  7. [S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.

Margaret C. Pitts1,2

F, b. 24 March 1809, d. 14 June 1872
FatherMajor Scarburgh (of Hezekiah) Pitts b. 30 Mar 1776, d. 5 Sep 1827
MotherMargaret Ann Custis b. 11 Feb 1776, d. 5 Jan 1827
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited31 Jan 2017
Birth*24 March 1809Margaret was born on 24 March 1809 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as Margaret C. Pitts who was born the 24th of March, A.Dom. 1809, and departed this life the 14 day of June, A.D. 1872, and was buried on the 18th day of June, in her father's burying ground..3,4 
Will - Grfath's*1 February 1817Margaret was named in her grandfather's will on 1 February 1817 at Northampton Co, VA. In his will Hezekiah Pitts stated that having given to my son Major S. Pitts by Deed & otherwise full his proportion of my estate my will is he shall have no further part of my remaining estate. Having given my son William G. Pitts by Deed & otherwise a great part of what I intended him & for other reasons my will is that he shall have no further part of my remaining estate. I give to my daughter Ann Bailey eighty two acres of land being the land that was William Matthews with ten acres of the land I bought of Henry Jacob. I give unto my daughter Sarah D. Pitts the remaining ninety acres of land including the buildings where I now live. To my granddaughters Amelia Bailey & Margaret Pitts Thirty dollars each. To my grandson Edward Bailey twenty dollars to buy him a gun. The remainder of my estate shall be divided between my two daughters Ann Bailey and Sarah D. Pitts & my will is that my daughters shall keep their lands together & each draw equal profit from it as long as they both remain unmarried. Signed Hezekiah Pitts. Witnesses: Richd Ames, Thos C. Ames, John Pitts.5 
Will - Aunt's*9 June 1830Margaret was named in her his aunt's will on 9 June 1830 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a niece Margaret C. Pitts in the will of Sally Custis.6 
Land cause*29 May 1833Margaret was named in a land cause on 29 May 1833 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as Margaret Pitts, a surviving child of Major S. Pitts..2 
Will - Grmoth's*29 October 1839Margaret was named in her grandmother's will on 29 October 1839 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a granddaughter Margaret C. Pitts in the will of Catherine Custis..1 
Marriage*5 February 1852She married Edward R. Tatham (Tatem) on 5 February 1852 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as Margaret C. Pitts, daughter of Major S. Pitts, who married Edward R. Tatem, 5th Feb. 1852, and departed this life on Friday the 14th day of June, A.D. 1872, and was buried in the family furying ground of her father, June 18th, 1872.3,4 
Married Name5 February 1852 As of 5 February 1852,her married name was Tatham. 
Census w/husband*1860Margaret was listed with her husband in the census of 1860 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as Margaret C. Tatum, age 48 in HH#330 headed by Edwin R. Tatum, a 33 year old farmer.7 
Death*14 June 1872She died on 14 June 1872 at Northampton Co, VA, at age 63.3,4 

Family

Edward R. Tatham (Tatem) b. c 1827
Marriage*5 February 1852She married Edward R. Tatham (Tatem) on 5 February 1852 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as Margaret C. Pitts, daughter of Major S. Pitts, who married Edward R. Tatem, 5th Feb. 1852, and departed this life on Friday the 14th day of June, A.D. 1872, and was buried in the family furying ground of her father, June 18th, 1872.3,4 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 148 (will of Catharine Custis).
  2. [S884] Stratton Nottingham, Northampton Co, VA, Land Causes 1731-1868 & Lancaster County, VA 1795-1848, p. 119-126 (suit for division of land of John T. Elliott).
  3. [S1001] Thomas Teackle Upshur, Genealogies of the Kingdom of Accomack, 5 pages of Custis, Wise & Pitts family data were found loose between pages 214 & 215 in Vol 1, Box 10 by E. Spencer Wise on 15 April 1986 and placed in his Wise family folder at the E.S.P.L.
  4. [S550] Jean M. Mihalyka, Bible Records Accomack & Northampton County, Virginia, Vol. 4, pp 96-101 (Pitts - Custis Bible, printed by Thomas Dobson at the Stone House No. 41, South Second Street, Philadelphia, 1799. Copied 1980 by Robert A. Pitts, 215 Woodland Drive, State College, PA 16801 and typed by Lila H. Schmidt for this compilation in Feb. 1981).
  5. [S1003] Dr. David R. Scott, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1800-1854, p. 135 (will of Hezekiah Pitts).
  6. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 153 (will of Sally Custis).
  7. [S587] Frances Bibbins Latimer, 1860 Northampton Co, VA, Census.

Catharine Custis1,2

F, b. 15 September 1783, d. 24 April 1839
FatherCapt. John (Bay Side) (445) Custis Sr. b. 23 Feb 1750/51, d. 3 Mar 1809
MotherCatharine (180) Parker b. 30 Mar 1753, d. 19 Sep 1840
ChartsDescendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter)
Descendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Descendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#1)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#2)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited1 Mar 2015
Birth*15 September 1783Catharine was born on 15 September 1783 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Catharine Custis, who was born the 15th of Sept. on a Monday, 1783..2,3,4,5 
Will - Father's*1 June 1808Catharine was named in her father's will on 1 June 1808 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Catharine Custis in the will of John Custis Sr., Deep Creek..6 
Marriage*15 June 1811She married Bagwell (237) Wharton, son of John (105) Wharton and Elizabeth (-----), on 15 June 1811 at Accomack Co, VA. Richard D. Bayly was the security on the M.L.B. of Bagwell Wharton and Catharine Custis..7 
Married Name15 June 1811 As of 15 June 1811,her married name was Wharton. 
Will - Sister's*9 June 1830Catharine was named in her sister's will on 9 June 1830 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a sister Catharine Wharton in the will of Sally Custis..1 
Death*24 April 1839Catharine died on 24 April 1839 at age 55.2 
Burial*Her body was interred at Wharton Plot at Sunderland Hall, Acc Co, VA. Her tombstones shows her as Catherine Bagwell, the wife of Bagwell and the daughter of Jno. & Cath Custis, 15 Sep 1783 - 24 Apr 1839..2 

Family

Bagwell (237) Wharton b. 24 Sep 1770, d. 12 Feb 1821
Marriage*15 June 1811She married Bagwell (237) Wharton, son of John (105) Wharton and Elizabeth (-----), on 15 June 1811 at Accomack Co, VA. Richard D. Bayly was the security on the M.L.B. of Bagwell Wharton and Catharine Custis..7 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 153 (will of Sally Custis).
  2. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.
  3. [S1001] Thomas Teackle Upshur, Genealogies of the Kingdom of Accomack, 5 pages of Custis, Wise & Pitts family data were found loose between pages 214 & 215 in Vol 1, Box 10 by E. Spencer Wise on 15 April 1986 and placed in his Wise family folder at the E.S.P.L.
  4. [S550] Jean M. Mihalyka, Bible Records Accomack & Northampton County, Virginia, Vol. 2, pp 70-71 (Catherine Custis Bible, printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, printers to the University and fold by S. Crowder in Paternoster Row, London; and by W. Jackson in Oxford, 1772. This Bible was given to the NSDAR Chapters on the Eastern Shore of Virginia by Mrs. F.W. Wrightson, 1 Oak Place, Baltimore, MD 21218 with the understanding that it be placed so that the genealogical material would be available to the researcher. It will be given to the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society, Kerr Place, Onancock, VA. Copied by Jean M. Mihalyka, Oct. 1976.).
  5. [S550] Jean M. Mihalyka, Bible Records Accomack & Northampton County, Virginia, Vol. 4, pp 96-101 (Pitts - Custis Bible, printed by Thomas Dobson at the Stone House No. 41, South Second Street, Philadelphia, 1799. Copied 1980 by Robert A. Pitts, 215 Woodland Drive, State College, PA 16801 and typed by Lila H. Schmidt for this compilation in Feb. 1981).
  6. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 152 (will of John Custis Sr., Deep Creek).
  7. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Bagwell (237) Wharton1,2

M, b. 24 September 1770, d. 12 February 1821
FatherJohn (105) Wharton b. c 1726, d. b 30 Jul 1776
MotherElizabeth (-----) b. c 1740
ChartsDescendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter)
Descendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Descendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#1)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#2)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited16 Nov 2009
Birth*24 September 1770Bagwell was born on 24 September 1770 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*29 May 1772Bagwell was named in his father's will on 29 May 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Bagwell Wharton (under age) in the will of John Wharton, wife Elizabeth.3 
Marriage*28 December 1791He married Esther Tunnell, daughter of William Tunnell and Mary Broadwater, on 28 December 1791 at Accomack Co, VA.4 
Biography*He was of "Sunderland Hall" in Accomack County. 
Marriage*15 June 1811He married Catharine Custis, daughter of Capt. John (Bay Side) (445) Custis Sr. and Catharine (180) Parker, on 15 June 1811 at Accomack Co, VA. Richard D. Bayly was the security on the M.L.B. of Bagwell Wharton and Catharine Custis..4 
Will - Brother's*23 February 1814Bagwell was named in his brother's will on 23 February 1814 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a brother Bagwell Wharton in the will of John Wharton, presently in Philadelphia.5 
Death*12 February 1821Bagwell died on 12 February 1821 at age 50.1 
Burial*His body was interred at Wharton Plot at Sunderland Hal, Acc Co, VA. His tombstones shows him as Bagwell Wharton, the husband of Cath and the son of Jno. & Eliz..1 

Family 1

Esther Tunnell b. c 1770
Marriage*28 December 1791He married Esther Tunnell, daughter of William Tunnell and Mary Broadwater, on 28 December 1791 at Accomack Co, VA.4 

Family 2

Catharine Custis b. 15 Sep 1783, d. 24 Apr 1839
Marriage*15 June 1811He married Catharine Custis, daughter of Capt. John (Bay Side) (445) Custis Sr. and Catharine (180) Parker, on 15 June 1811 at Accomack Co, VA. Richard D. Bayly was the security on the M.L.B. of Bagwell Wharton and Catharine Custis..4 

Citations

  1. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.
  2. [S887] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 112 (Bagwell Family).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 297 (will of John Wharton, wife Elizabeth).
  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. 597 (will of John Wharton, presently in Philadelphia).

John Wharton

M, b. circa 1700, d. before 30 October 1744
FatherFrancis Wharton Jr.1 b. c 1665, d. a 1731
MotherRebecca Revell1 b. c 1664, d. c 1710
ChartsDescendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter)
Descendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited15 Jun 2017
Birth*circa 1700John was born circa 1700 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1725He married Elizabeth (43) Bagwell, daughter of Capt. John (10) Bagwell and Tabitha (14) Scarburgh, circa 1725 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will*5 September 1742John made a will on 5 September 1742 at Accomack Co, VA. To son John Wharton "my smith's tools, my big gun, and 30 shillings." To son James Wharton "his small guy." To daughter Anne Wharton " 4 pewter basons, one half dozen pewter dishes, a dozen peter plantes, one cedar chest, 3 gold rings and one pair old bobs, ann all her mother's wearing clothes &c. Father in law Capt. John Bagwell residual legatee & Exr. Witt: Thomas Parramore, John Allen, John Bagwell.3,1 
Death*before 30 October 1744John died before 30 October 1744 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated..2,3 

Family

Elizabeth (43) Bagwell b. c 1705, d. b 5 Sep 1742
Children 1.John (105) Wharton+ b. c 1726, d. b 30 Jul 1776
 2.James (106) Wharton+ b. c 1728, d. b 24 Feb 1795
 3.Ann (107) Wharton b. c 1730, d. b 24 Jun 1766

Citations

  1. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 370-375 (Wharton Family).
  2. [S887] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 100 (Bagwell Family).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 143 (will of John Wharton, father-in-law Capt. John Bagwell).

Elizabeth R. Pitts1,2,3

F, b. 14 February 1813, d. 24 February 1854
FatherMajor Scarburgh (of Hezekiah) Pitts b. 30 Mar 1776, d. 5 Sep 1827
MotherMargaret Ann Custis b. 11 Feb 1776, d. 5 Jan 1827
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of William Jones (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of William Kendall (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Francis Mason (Ancient Planter)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#1)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#2)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Descendants of Sir George Yeardley (Ancient Planter)
Last Edited1 Mar 2015
Birth*14 February 1813Elizabeth was born on 14 February 1813 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as Elizabeth R. Pitts, who was born the 14th day of Febry., 1813 and departed this life 24 Febry., 1854 at half past 7 o'clock A.M..3,4 
Will - Aunt's*9 June 1830Elizabeth was named in her his aunt's will on 9 June 1830 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a niece Elizabeth S. Pitts in the will of Sally Custis.1 
Land cause*29 May 1833Elizabeth was named in a land cause on 29 May 1833 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as Elizabeth Pitts, a surviving child of Major S. Pitts..2 
Marriage*14 March 1836She married Charles J.D. West, son of Charles West and Joanna Dunton, on 14 March 1836 at Northampton Co, VA. John G. Turner was the security on the M.L.B. of Charles J.D. West and Miss Elizabeth R. Pitts, daughter of Major S. Pitts dec'd. Robins Mapp as to Charles' age and Thomas Smith Jr as to Elizabeth's age. Jos E. Bell witness. They were married on 16 Mar 1836 by W.B. Snead..5,3,4 
Married Name14 March 1836 As of 14 March 1836,her married name was West. 
Death*24 February 1854Elizabeth R. Pitts died on 24 February 1854 at Northampton Co, VA, at age 41.3,4 

Family

Charles J.D. West b. c 1815, d. 2 Jun 1864
Children 1.Margaret West6 b. c 1839
 2.Mary F. West6 b. c 1842
 3.Joanna T. West+7 b. c 1848

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 153 (will of Sally Custis).
  2. [S884] Stratton Nottingham, Northampton Co, VA, Land Causes 1731-1868 & Lancaster County, VA 1795-1848, p. 119-126 (suit for division of land of John T. Elliott).
  3. [S1001] Thomas Teackle Upshur, Genealogies of the Kingdom of Accomack, 5 pages of Custis, Wise & Pitts family data were found loose between pages 214 & 215 in Vol 1, Box 10 by E. Spencer Wise on 15 April 1986 and placed in his Wise family folder at the E.S.P.L.
  4. [S550] Jean M. Mihalyka, Bible Records Accomack & Northampton County, Virginia, Vol. 4, pp 96-101 (Pitts - Custis Bible, printed by Thomas Dobson at the Stone House No. 41, South Second Street, Philadelphia, 1799. Copied 1980 by Robert A. Pitts, 215 Woodland Drive, State College, PA 16801 and typed by Lila H. Schmidt for this compilation in Feb. 1981).
  5. [S622] Jean M. Mihalyka, Northampton Co, VA, Marriages, 1660/1-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses, Minister Returns, and other sources).
  6. [S2019] Phyllis Elmore, Northampton Co, VA, Marriages, 1853-1922.
  7. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).

Betsey T. 'Bettie' Poulson1

F, b. circa 1836
FatherRobert J. Poulson Sr. b. c 1806
MotherCatharine Parker Wharton Custis b. 9 Apr 1813, d. 4 Jan 1896
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Richard Hill (Gentleman, Hunting Creek)
Descendants of Thomas Hunt (Gentleman, Old Plantation Creek)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of John Wilkins (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited7 Sep 2002
Birth*circa 1836Betsey was born circa 1836 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Census w/parents*1850Betsey was listed with her parents in the census of 1850 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Betsey Poulson, age 14 in HH#1278 headed by Robt. J. Poulson, a 44 year old farmer with real estate valued at $21,000..1 
Reported death*4 January 1896Betsey reported a death on 4 January 1896 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Bettie T. Poulson reported the death of her mother Cath. P.W. Poulson, who died of heart disease at the age of 83 years..2 

Citations

  1. [S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.
  2. [S569] Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Death Register, 1853-1896.

Margaret Jane Custis1,2

F, b. circa 1850
FatherWilliam Stran Custis b. c 1824
MotherVirginia L. Potter b. c 1829
ChartsDescendants of William Andrews (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter)
Descendants of William Custis (Ravenswood, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Richard Hill (Gentleman, Hunting Creek)
Descendants of William Jones (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of John Parramore (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Obedience Robins (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited10 Dec 2017
Census w/parents*1850Margaret was listed with her parents in the census of 1850 at Accomack Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Margaret J. Custis, age 1/12 in HH#917 headed by Wm. S. Custis, a 26 year old farmer with real estate valued at $4,500..1 
Birth*circa 1850Margaret was born circa 1850 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - GrAunt's*9 November 1861Margaret was named in her great-aunt's will on 9 November 1861 at Accomack Co, VA. In her will Jane Stran appointed friends William P. Custis and John W. H. Parker executors. To Margaret Jane Custis, dau of my nephew William Stran Custis my negro slaves Edmund and Mag and the future increase of said Mag, and from and after the death of said Margaret Jane Custis I do emancipate and set free the said slaves Edmund and Mag and the increase of said Mag. Although the said Margaret Jane Custis is now and may continue to be a non-resident of this state, she shall not have the right to remove said Edmund or Mag or increase of said Mag beyond the limits of this state. To William Stran Custis, formerly called John Potter Custis, the son of my nephew William Stran Custis, my negro slaves called Oliver and Henry foe the natural life of said William Stran Custis formerly called John Potter Custis and after his death I do emancipate and free the said slaves Oliver and Henry. Although the said William Stran Custis is now and may continue to be a non-resident of this state he shall not have the right to remove the said Oliver and Henry beyond the limits of this state. To Elizabeth Jane Custis, dau of William P. and Eliza Susan Custis, my slaves Heber and Susan and the increase of said Susan and after the death of said Elizabeth Jane Custis, I emancipate and free the said Heber and Susan. To Eliza Susan Custis, wife of William P. Custis, during her natural life, the following slaves and the future increase of the females thereof, namely Lottie, Stephen, Henry, Loury, Esther, John, Tom, Perry, Emory, Louisa and her child Frederic, Jesse, Sarah, Jane, Mary Julia, Ellen, Lizzie Alfred and Bill , and after the death of the said Eliza Susan Custis these slaves and their future increase to be free. To Eliza Susan Custis the farm where I now live, and after her death to her daughter, Elizabeth Jane Custis. All residue not otherwise disposed of to Eliza Susan Custis. Wit: Shalmaneser Davis, E. R. Leatherbury, James Grinnals. Proved 30 Jun 1862.2 

Citations

  1. [S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.
  2. [S839] Elizabeth Smith Comp, Accomack Co, VA, Wills, 1861-1901, p. 4 (will of Jane Stran).

Julius Custis1

M, b. circa 1818, d. January 1821
FatherDr. Thomas V. Custis b. 19 Oct 1773, d. 29 Jan 1821
MotherMargaret Ann 'Peggy' Dixon b. c 1775
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited16 Mar 2015
Birth*circa 1818Julius was born circa 1818 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Death*January 1821Julius died in January 1821.1 
Land cause*29 March 1821Julius was named in a land cause on 29 March 1821 at Accomack Co, VA. That on the ____ day of Sept. 1818, your orator, John Custis, became security for a certain Thomas V. Custis, late of this County, to a certain William Seymour for the sum of $2500. payable in five annual installments to commence on the 1 Jan. 1819, with interest from 1 Jan. 1818; that in order to indemnify your orator the said Thomas V. Custis & Margaret his wife by deed of mortgage dated Sept. 1818, conveyed to your orator a certain lot, together with the houses thereon, situate in the town of Onancock; that your orator has been compelled to pay the sum of $1663.95 as such security; that the said Thomas V. Custis departed this life on the ____ day of ____ 1821, intestate, leaving six infant children, to-wit: John Custis, Theodore W. Custis, Margaret K. Custis, Edwin Custis and Adeline Custis and Julius Custis; that the wife of the said Thomas V. Custis departed this life sometime previous; that one of the said children, to-wit: Julius, departed this life on the ____ day of ____ 1821; that since the death of the said Thomas and Margaret, his wife, your orator has frequently applied to the said children, heirs of the said Thomas V. Custis, for payment of the sum as aforesaid paid &c..1 

Citations

  1. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 126 (Custis vs. Custis, in debt, suit for sale of land).

Edwin D. Custis1

M, b. circa 1813
FatherDr. Thomas V. Custis b. 19 Oct 1773, d. 29 Jan 1821
MotherMargaret Ann 'Peggy' Dixon b. c 1775
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited16 Mar 2015
Birth*circa 1813Edwin was born circa 1813 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Land cause*29 March 1821Edwin was named in a land cause on 29 March 1821 at Accomack Co, VA. That on the ____ day of Sept. 1818, your orator, John Custis, became security for a certain Thomas V. Custis, late of this County, to a certain William Seymour for the sum of $2500. payable in five annual installments to commence on the 1 Jan. 1819, with interest from 1 Jan. 1818; that in order to indemnify your orator the said Thomas V. Custis & Margaret his wife by deed of mortgage dated Sept. 1818, conveyed to your orator a certain lot, together with the houses thereon, situate in the town of Onancock; that your orator has been compelled to pay the sum of $1663.95 as such security; that the said Thomas V. Custis departed this life on the ____ day of ____ 1821, intestate, leaving six infant children, to-wit: John Custis, Theodore W. Custis, Margaret K. Custis, Edwin Custis and Adeline Custis and Julius Custis; that the wife of the said Thomas V. Custis departed this life sometime previous; that one of the said children, to-wit: Julius, departed this life on the ____ day of ____ 1821; that since the death of the said Thomas and Margaret, his wife, your orator has frequently applied to the said children, heirs of the said Thomas V. Custis, for payment of the sum as aforesaid paid &c..1 
Will - Aunt's*9 June 1830Edwin was named in his his aunt's will on 9 June 1830 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will - Grmoth's*29 October 1839Edwin was named in his grandmother's will on 29 October 1839 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a grandson Edwin Custis in the will of Catharine Custis..3 

Citations

  1. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 126 (Custis vs. Custis, in debt, suit for sale of land).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 153 (will of Sally Custis).
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 148 (will of Catharine Custis).

Margaret K. Custis1

F, b. circa 1811
FatherDr. Thomas V. Custis b. 19 Oct 1773, d. 29 Jan 1821
MotherMargaret Ann 'Peggy' Dixon b. c 1775
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited16 Mar 2015
Birth*circa 1811Margaret was born circa 1811 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Land cause*29 March 1821Margaret was named in a land cause on 29 March 1821 at Accomack Co, VA. That on the ____ day of Sept. 1818, your orator, John Custis, became security for a certain Thomas V. Custis, late of this County, to a certain William Seymour for the sum of $2500. payable in five annual installments to commence on the 1 Jan. 1819, with interest from 1 Jan. 1818; that in order to indemnify your orator the said Thomas V. Custis & Margaret his wife by deed of mortgage dated Sept. 1818, conveyed to your orator a certain lot, together with the houses thereon, situate in the town of Onancock; that your orator has been compelled to pay the sum of $1663.95 as such security; that the said Thomas V. Custis departed this life on the ____ day of ____ 1821, intestate, leaving six infant children, to-wit: John Custis, Theodore W. Custis, Margaret K. Custis, Edwin Custis and Adeline Custis and Julius Custis; that the wife of the said Thomas V. Custis departed this life sometime previous; that one of the said children, to-wit: Julius, departed this life on the ____ day of ____ 1821; that since the death of the said Thomas and Margaret, his wife, your orator has frequently applied to the said children, heirs of the said Thomas V. Custis, for payment of the sum as aforesaid paid &c..1 

Citations

  1. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 126 (Custis vs. Custis, in debt, suit for sale of land).

Theodore W. Custis1

M, b. circa 1809
FatherDr. Thomas V. Custis b. 19 Oct 1773, d. 29 Jan 1821
MotherMargaret Ann 'Peggy' Dixon b. c 1775
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Tully Robinson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited16 Mar 2015
Birth*circa 1809Theodore was born circa 1809 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Land cause*29 March 1821Theodore was named in a land cause on 29 March 1821 at Accomack Co, VA. That on the ____ day of Sept. 1818, your orator, John Custis, became security for a certain Thomas V. Custis, late of this County, to a certain William Seymour for the sum of $2500. payable in five annual installments to commence on the 1 Jan. 1819, with interest from 1 Jan. 1818; that in order to indemnify your orator the said Thomas V. Custis & Margaret his wife by deed of mortgage dated Sept. 1818, conveyed to your orator a certain lot, together with the houses thereon, situate in the town of Onancock; that your orator has been compelled to pay the sum of $1663.95 as such security; that the said Thomas V. Custis departed this life on the ____ day of ____ 1821, intestate, leaving six infant children, to-wit: John Custis, Theodore W. Custis, Margaret K. Custis, Edwin Custis and Adeline Custis and Julius Custis; that the wife of the said Thomas V. Custis departed this life sometime previous; that one of the said children, to-wit: Julius, departed this life on the ____ day of ____ 1821; that since the death of the said Thomas and Margaret, his wife, your orator has frequently applied to the said children, heirs of the said Thomas V. Custis, for payment of the sum as aforesaid paid &c..1 
Will - Aunt's*9 June 1830Theodore was named in his his aunt's will on 9 June 1830 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a nephew Theodore W. Custis in the will of Sally Custis.2 
Will - Grmoth's*29 October 1839Theodore was named in his grandmother's will on 29 October 1839 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a grandson Theodore W. Custis in the will of Catharine Custis..3 

Citations

  1. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 126 (Custis vs. Custis, in debt, suit for sale of land).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 153 (will of Sally Custis).
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 148 (will of Catharine Custis).

George (of Revell) Custis1,2

M, b. 1778, d. 1834
FatherRevell Custis II b. c 1743, d. b 22 Feb 1791
MotherCatherine Parker b. c 1745
ChartsDescendants of William Custis (Ravenswood, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited21 Feb 2015
Birth*1778George was born in 1778 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Marriage*circa 1803He married Susanna Sullivan, daughter of Daniel Sullivan and Elizabeth McCarthy, circa 1803.4,2,3 
Census head*1820George was listed as a head of household in the census of in 1820 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as George Custis, age 26-45. Listed with him were 2 males age 10-16 and 1 female age 10-16..5 
Land cause*27 March 1822George was named in a land cause on 27 March 1822 at Accomack Co, VA. That a certain George Custis & Susanna his wife, late of this county, being indebted to William Gillett & Co. in the sum of £59:19:3, in order to secure the payment of the same, and also other sums of money which they might thereafter become indebted, together with interest, costs &c., upon 12 Jul 1806, executed a deed of mortgage by which they conveyed to the said William Gillett & Co., a certain tract of land situate in Acc Co, containing 50 acres, to be held as security &c; that the said William Gillett & Co., on 15 Nov 1804 assigned the same to Thomas Parker; that upon the ___ day of ___ the said Susanna Custis in whom the fee simple title of said land was, departed this life leaving the following children, William, John & Sally R. Custis, to whom the said land descended subject to the aforesaid claim of Thomas Parker and also subject to the life estate of the George Custis &c..4 
Death*1834He died in 1834. George Custis was, in the custom of the times, a farmer. He had a severe vision problem and after botched eye surgery by a doctor in Philadelphia became totally blind and relied on his daughter, "Sally" Adbell for help. When she no longer was able to help him he moved in with the family of his younger sister, Margaret Custis. It was while living with her that he died at the age of 65 in 1834.3 

Family

Susanna Sullivan b. 1776, d. 1811
Children 1.John Robinson Custis b. c 1803, d. 11 Jun 1842
 2.William Henry Custis+ b. 1805, d. 26 Jul 1868
 3.Sarah 'Sally' Revell Custis+ b. c 1809

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 403 (will of Francis Onley named my wife's brother George Cusits).
  2. [S958] James R. Revell Sr., Descendants of Randall Revell of the Eastern Shore, Custis Family Lineage Appendix & additional information provided by Emails from James R. Revell Sr.
  3. [S2043] John Custis Ross, Ghotes Email List.
  4. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 127 (Parker vs. Custis, in debt, suit for sale of land).
  5. [S578] Jody Powell, 1800, 1810, 1820 Accomack Co, VA, Census, p. 122 (1820 HH headed by George Custis).

Susanna Sullivan

F, b. 1776, d. 1811
FatherDaniel Sullivan1 b. c 1720, d. b 24 Sep 1798
MotherElizabeth McCarthy2 b. c 1745
ChartsDescendants of William Custis (Ravenswood, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited3 Oct 2010
Birth*1776Susanna was born in 1776 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will - Father's*18 August 1798Susanna was named in her father's will on 18 August 1798 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Susanna Sillivan in the will of Daniel Sillivan.1 
Marriage*circa 1803She married George (of Revell) Custis, son of Revell Custis II and Catherine Parker, circa 1803.3,4,2 
Married Namecirca 1803 As of circa 1803,her married name was Custis. 
Death*1811Susanna died in 1811. There were no older females listed with George Custis in the 1820 census..3,5,4 
Land cause*27 March 1822Susanna was named in a land cause on 27 March 1822 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Susanna Custis, wife of George Custis, late of this county. She had died and left children William, John & Sally R. Custis..3 

Family

George (of Revell) Custis b. 1778, d. 1834
Children 1.John Robinson Custis b. c 1803, d. 11 Jun 1842
 2.William Henry Custis+ b. 1805, d. 26 Jul 1868
 3.Sarah 'Sally' Revell Custis+ b. c 1809

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 454 (will of Daniel Sillivan).
  2. [S2043] John Custis Ross, Ghotes Email List.
  3. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 127 (Parker vs. Custis, in debt, suit for sale of land).
  4. [S958] James R. Revell Sr., Descendants of Randall Revell of the Eastern Shore, Custis Family Lineage Appendix & additional information provided by Emails from James R. Revell Sr.
  5. [S578] Jody Powell, 1800, 1810, 1820 Accomack Co, VA, Census, p. 122 (1820 HH headed by George Custis).

William Henry Custis1

M, b. 1805, d. 26 July 1868
FatherGeorge (of Revell) Custis b. 1778, d. 1834
MotherSusanna Sullivan b. 1776, d. 1811
ChartsDescendants of William Custis (Ravenswood, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited3 Oct 2010
Birth*1805William was born in 1805 at St. Georges Parish, Acc Co, VA.2 
Land cause*27 March 1822William was named in a land cause on 27 March 1822 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as William Custis the son of George & Susanna Custis, late of this county..1 
Anecdote*circa 1825 He left the Shore about 1825, presumably for Washington, DC and on 27 April 1829 he married Elizabeth Bury Wheeler in Prince George's County, MD. They moved back to the Shore for a short time for the birth of their first child, George Washington Neale Custis in 1830, and then back to DC where their second child, Mary Columbia Custis was born in July 1832. Two more children were born in DC, Lemuel Wheeler Custis in 1834 and Susannah Elizabeth Custis on 13 February 1837. William's beloved wife, Elizabeth, died at the age of 28 in 1839. Left with four young children to raise William married Rosanna M. Martin on 7 September 1840 in Frederick County, MD and they had four sons: Emerson C. Custis was born in July 1842, John William Custis born 1843, Charles Custis born 24 February 1846, and Alfred Frank Custis born 26 July 1868. William was a blacksmith who worked at The Washington Naval Yard and lived in DC for the rest of his life. He died there at the age of 63 on 26 July 1868 and is buried next to his two wives in Washington's Glenwood Cemetery. All of William's children grew up and were educated in Washington and as they matured they developed careers of their own and moved away from their childhood home. In succeeding generations their were several doctors, several lawyers, a university professor, a veterinarian, the editor of a major newspaper, a top-ranked woman artist, two graduates of Harvard, two graduates of Johns Hopkins and two grandchildren mentioned in Who was Who in America.2 
Marriage*27 April 1829He married Elizabeth Bury Wheeler on 27 April 1829 at Prince George's Co, MD.2 
Marriage*7 September 1840William Henry Custis married Rosanna M. Martin on 7 September 1840 at Frederick Co, MD.2 
Death*26 July 1868William died on 26 July 1868 at Washington, DC.2 
Burial*William was buried at Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, DC.2 

Family 1

Elizabeth Bury Wheeler b. 1811, d. 1839
Marriage*27 April 1829He married Elizabeth Bury Wheeler on 27 April 1829 at Prince George's Co, MD.2 
Children 1.Dr. George Washington Neale Custis2 b. 1830
 2.Mary Columbia Custis2 b. Jul 1832
 3.Lemuel Wheeler Custis2 b. c 1834
 4.Susannah Elizabeth Custis2 b. 13 Feb 1837

Family 2

Rosanna M. Martin b. c 1820
Marriage*7 September 1840William Henry Custis married Rosanna M. Martin on 7 September 1840 at Frederick Co, MD.2 
Children 1.Emerson C. Custis2 b. Jul 1842
 2.John William Custis2 b. 1843
 3.Charles Custis2 b. 24 Feb 1846
 4.Alfred Frank Custis2 b. 26 Jul 1848

Citations

  1. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 127 (Parker vs. Custis, in debt, suit for sale of land).
  2. [S2043] John Custis Ross, Ghotes Email List.

John Robinson Custis1,2

M, b. circa 1803, d. 11 June 1842
FatherGeorge (of Revell) Custis b. 1778, d. 1834
MotherSusanna Sullivan b. 1776, d. 1811
ChartsDescendants of William Custis (Ravenswood, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited12 Jun 2015
Birth*circa 1803John was born circa 1803 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Land cause*27 March 1822John was named in a land cause on 27 March 1822 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John Custis the son of George and Susanna Custis, late of this county. John Robinson Custis left the shore at about the age of 20 never to return. He married in Delaware and had two sons both of whom died without issue..1,2 
Death*11 June 1842He died on 11 June 1842. Ruth Greer showed that the Baltimore Sun reported that John R. Custis died 11 Jun 1842.4 

Citations

  1. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 127 (Parker vs. Custis, in debt, suit for sale of land).
  2. [S2043] John Custis Ross, Ghotes Email List.
  3. [S578] Jody Powell, 1800, 1810, 1820 Accomack Co, VA, Census, p. 122 (1820 HH headed by George Custis).
  4. [S2066] Nora Miller Turman, Nora Miller Turman's Genelaogy Research Files, Selby File Folder (information provided by Miss Ruth V. Greer, 2904 23rd Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101, from the 1980s).

Sarah 'Sally' Revell Custis1

F, b. circa 1809
FatherGeorge (of Revell) Custis b. 1778, d. 1834
MotherSusanna Sullivan b. 1776, d. 1811
ChartsDescendants of William Custis (Ravenswood, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited15 Sep 2015
Birth*circa 1809Sarah was born circa 1809 at Northampton Co, VA.2 
Land cause*27 March 1822Sarah was named in a land cause on 27 March 1822 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Sally R. Custis the daughter of George and Susanna Custis, late of this county..1 
Marriage*26 July 1833She married Abel Abdell on 26 July 1833 at Accomack Co, VA. J. Poulson was the security on the M.L.B. of Abel Abdel and Sally Custis.3 
Married Name26 July 1833 As of 26 July 1833,her married name was Abdell. 
Census head*1850Sarah was listed as a head of household in the census of 1850 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as Sally Abdel the head of HH#537, age 41 and born in N'hamp County. Listed with her Mary Abdel, age 17; Lousiana Abdel, age 12; William Abdel, age 4; Patrick Carrol, aged 18 and born in Ireland, Lydia Wise, age 35 and black, born in Acc Co; and Abel Abdel, age 37, born in N'hamp Co.2 

Family

Abel Abdell b. c 1813
Children 1.Mary Susan Abdell+2 b. c 1834
 2.Louisa Anna Sarah Abdell+2 b. c 1838
 3.William Abdell2 b. c 1846, d. c 1853

Citations

  1. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 127 (Parker vs. Custis, in debt, suit for sale of land).
  2. [S1975] Frances Bibbins Latimer, 1850 Northampton Co, VA, Census & Mortality Schedule 1850-1880.
  3. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Lawson Onley1

M, b. circa 1851
FatherJohn S(mith?) (of Tabitha) Onley b. c 1801, d. a 1870
MotherLucretia 'Cretty' Hinman b. c 1810
Last Edited20 Dec 2001
Birth*circa 1851Lawson was born circa 1851 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Census w/parents*1860Lawson was listed with his parents in the census of 1860 at Accomack Parish, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Lawson Onley, age 9 in HH#229 headed by John S. Onley, a 60 year old day laborer..1 

Citations

  1. [S586] E. Thomas Crowson & Susan Crowson Hite, 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.

Taby Onley1

F, b. circa 1868
FatherSmith K(elly?) Onley b. c 1843
MotherElizabeth Stant b. 28 Sep 1850, d. 21 Nov 1904
ChartsDescendants of Richard Hill (Gentleman, Hunting Creek)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited20 Dec 2001
Birth*circa 1868Taby was born circa 1868 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Census w/parents*1870Taby was listed with her parents in the census of 1870 at Atlantic Dist, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Taby Only, age 2 in HH#AT414, headed by Smith Only, age 25 and oystering..1 

Citations

  1. [S675] Gail M. Walczyk, 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census, Part 1, Accomack Parish.

Major H. Onley1,2

M, b. 1859, d. 1944
FatherJohn H. (of Major) Onley b. 9 Oct 1840, d. 3 Aug 1913
MotherMary Anne Cole b. 3 Feb 1841, d. 24 Apr 1898
Last Edited23 Dec 2001
Birth*1859Major was born in 1859 at Accomack Co, VA.2,3 
Census w/parents1860Major was listed with his parents in the census of 1860 at Accomack Parish, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Major H. Onley, age 9/12 in HH#1005 headed by Geo. (should have been Jno.) Onley, a 20 year old farmer..2 
Census w/parents*1870Major was listed with his parents in the census of 1870 at Metompkin District, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Major Only, age 10 and attending school in HH#MT210 headed by John Only, a 29 year old farmer with real estate valued at $2,000 and personal property valued at $400..1 
Marriage*29 December 1886He married Emma Florence Ardis, daughter of William J. Ardis and Rosena T. 'Rosa' Porter, on 29 December 1886 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Major H. Onley, a 26 year old farmer, the son of Jno. H. & Mary A. Onley and she was shown as Emma F. Ardis, age 22, the daughter of Rosa Nelson. They were married by A.D. Davis..4 
Death*1944Major died in 1944.3 
Burial*His body was interred at Modest Town Baptist Ch Cem, Acc Co, VA.3 

Family

Emma Florence Ardis b. 1864, d. 1943
Children 1.Edward W. Onley+ b. 1888, d. 1941
 2.Marvin H. Onley b. 1890, d. 1957
 3.(infant of Major) Onley b. c 1896, d. Aug 1896
 4.John A. Onley b. 2 Feb 1898, d. 22 Jan 1975

Citations

  1. [S675] Gail M. Walczyk, 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census, Part 1, Accomack Parish.
  2. [S586] E. Thomas Crowson & Susan Crowson Hite, 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  3. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.
  4. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).

Levin Onley1

M, b. circa 1862
FatherJohn H. (of Major) Onley b. 9 Oct 1840, d. 3 Aug 1913
MotherMary Anne Cole b. 3 Feb 1841, d. 24 Apr 1898
Last Edited20 Dec 2001
Birth*circa 1862Levin was born circa 1862 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Census w/parents*1870Levin was listed with his parents in the census of 1870 at Metompkin District, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Levin Only, age 8 in HH#MT210 headed by John Only, a 29 year old farmer with real estate valued at $2,000 and personal property valued at $400..1 

Citations

  1. [S675] Gail M. Walczyk, 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census, Part 1, Accomack Parish.

Betsy Onley1

F, b. circa 1864
FatherJohn H. (of Major) Onley b. 9 Oct 1840, d. 3 Aug 1913
MotherMary Anne Cole b. 3 Feb 1841, d. 24 Apr 1898
Last Edited22 Dec 2001
Birth*circa 1864Betsy was born circa 1864 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Census w/parents*1870Betsy was listed with her parents in the census of 1870 at Metompkin District, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Betsy Only, age 6 in HH#MT210 headed by John Only, a 29 year old farmer with real estate valued at $2,000 and personal property valued at $400..1 

Citations

  1. [S675] Gail M. Walczyk, 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census, Part 1, Accomack Parish.

John E. Onley1

M, b. circa 1849
FatherEdward Thomas Onley b. c 1823
MotherSarah P. 'Sally' Davis b. c 1823, d. 12 Oct 1866
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of William Munns (1624/5 Muster on E.S.)
Last Edited22 Dec 2001
Birth*circa 1849John was born circa 1849 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Census w/another*1860John was listed with another family in the census of in 1860 at Accomack Parish, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as John E. Only, age 11 in HH#666 headed by Nancy Bird, age 53. Living next door in HH#665 was Thos. Only, age 37 and farmer, who was evidently his father..2 
Census w/father*1870John was listed with his father in the census of in 1870 at Metompkin District, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as John Onley, age 13 and at school in HH#MT66 headed by Thomas Onley, a 45 year old farmer with personal property valued at $100..1 
Marriage*20 July 1887He married Mary T. Parks, daughter of Benjamin 'Bennett' Parks and Eveline 'Emma' Baker, on 20 July 1887 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John E. Only, a 29 year old box maker, born in Acc Co, VA and living in Camden, NJ, the son of Edward T. & Sally P. Only and she was shown as Mary T. Parks, age 21, the daughter of Bennett & Emily Parks. They were married by J.W. Ward..3 

Family

Mary T. Parks b. c 1866

Citations

  1. [S675] Gail M. Walczyk, 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census, Part 1, Accomack Parish.
  2. [S586] E. Thomas Crowson & Susan Crowson Hite, 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  3. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).

Adelaide Onley1

F, b. 3 September 1858
FatherEdward Thomas Onley b. c 1823
MotherSarah P. 'Sally' Davis b. c 1823, d. 12 Oct 1866
Last Edited22 Dec 2001
Birth*3 September 1858Adelaide was born on 3 September 1858 at Metompkin District, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Adlade Onley, the daughter of Thos. Onley, a farmer living in Metompkin. Her father gave the information..2 
Census w/another*1860Adelaide was listed with another family in the census of in 1860 at Accomack Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Adelaide Only, age 4/12 in HH#666 headed by Nancy Bird, age 53. Living next door in HH#665 was Thos. Only, age 37 and farmer, who was evidently his father..3 
Census w/father*1870Adelaide was listed with her father in the census of in 1870 at Metompkin District, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Adeline Onley, age 11 in HH#MT66 headed by Thomas Onley, a 45 year old farmer with personal property valued at $100..1 

Citations

  1. [S675] Gail M. Walczyk, 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census, Part 1, Accomack Parish.
  2. [S728] Gial M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Birth Register, 1853-1896, Volume I, 1852-1876.
  3. [S586] E. Thomas Crowson & Susan Crowson Hite, 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.

Nancy Wharton Onley1,2,3

F, b. 3 March 1860
FatherEdward Thomas Onley b. c 1823
MotherSarah P. 'Sally' Davis b. c 1823, d. 12 Oct 1866
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Descendants of Sir George Yeardley (Ancient Planter)
Last Edited22 Dec 2001
Birth*3 March 1860Nancy was born on 3 March 1860 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Nancy W. Onley, the daughter of Thos. Onley & Sally. Her father gave the information..3 
Census w/another*1860Nancy was listed with another family in the census of in 1860 at Accomack Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Nancy W. Only, age 2 in HH#666 headed by Nancy Bird, age 53. Living next door in HH#665 was Thos. Only, age 37 and farmer, who was evidently his father..4 
Census w/father*1870Nancy was listed with her father in the census of in 1870 at Metompkin District, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Wharton Onley, age 10 and at school in HH#MT66 headed by Thomas Onley, a 45 year old farmer with personal property valued at $100..1 
Marriage*25 December 1879She married Henry Shrieves, son of William 'Big Bill' Shrieves and Jane Barnes, on 25 December 1879 at Modest Town, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Henry Shreaves, a 21 year old farmer, the son of Wm. & Jane Shreaves and she was shown as Nannie W. Onley, age 19, the daughter of Edw'd T. & Sally Onley. They were married by J.W. Hundley..2 
Married Name25 December 1879 As of 25 December 1879,her married name was Shrieves. 

Family

Henry Shrieves b. c 1856

Citations

  1. [S675] Gail M. Walczyk, 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census, Part 1, Accomack Parish.
  2. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  3. [S728] Gial M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Birth Register, 1853-1896, Volume I, 1852-1876.
  4. [S586] E. Thomas Crowson & Susan Crowson Hite, 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.

Henry Davis

M, b. circa 1800
Last Edited20 Dec 2001
Birth*circa 1800Henry was born circa 1800. 

Family

Child 1.Sarah P. 'Sally' Davis+ b. c 1823, d. 12 Oct 1866

Emma Onley1

F, b. circa 1863
FatherEdward Thomas Onley b. c 1823
MotherSarah P. 'Sally' Davis b. c 1823, d. 12 Oct 1866
Last Edited20 Dec 2001
Birth*circa 1863Emma was born circa 1863 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Census w/father*1870Emma was listed with her father in the census of in 1870 at Metompkin District, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Emma Onley, age 7 in HH#MT66 headed by Thomas Onley, a 45 year old farmer with personal property valued at $100..1 

Citations

  1. [S675] Gail M. Walczyk, 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census, Part 1, Accomack Parish.

David D. Onley1,2

M, b. 15 April 1866, d. 17 February 1871
FatherEdward Thomas Onley b. c 1823
MotherSarah P. 'Sally' Davis b. c 1823, d. 12 Oct 1866
Last Edited22 Dec 2001
Birth*15 April 1866David was born on 15 April 1866 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as David D. Onley, who was the son of Thos. Onley, a farmer living in Acc Co, and Sally. His father gave the information..2 
Census w/father*1870David was listed with his father in the census of in 1870 at Metompkin District, Acc Co, VA.1 
Death*17 February 1871David died on 17 February 1871 at Metompkin District, Acc Co, VA, at age 4. He was shown as David D. Onley, who died of congestion at the age of 4 years and 6 months. He was the son of Edwin & Sally Onley, born in Acc Co and his father gave the information..1 

Citations

  1. [S675] Gail M. Walczyk, 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census, Part 1, Accomack Parish.
  2. [S728] Gial M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Birth Register, 1853-1896, Volume I, 1852-1876.

Thomas H. (of Thos.) Onley1,2

M, b. 28 May 1854
FatherEdward Thomas Onley b. c 1823
MotherSarah P. 'Sally' Davis b. c 1823, d. 12 Oct 1866
Last Edited10 Jul 2002
Birth*28 May 1854Thomas was born on 28 May 1854 at Modest Town, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Thos. H. Onley, the son of Thos. Only, a farmer living at Modest Town & Sally. His father gave the information..2 
Census w/father*1870Thomas was listed with his father in the census of in 1870 at Metompkin District, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Thomas Onley, age 15 in HH#MT66 headed by Thomas Onley, a 45 year old farmer with personal property valued at $100..1 

Citations

  1. [S675] Gail M. Walczyk, 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census, Part 1, Accomack Parish.
  2. [S728] Gial M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Birth Register, 1853-1896, Volume I, 1852-1876.

John Onley1

M, b. 28 November 1861, d. 19 May 1932
FatherWilliam H. Onley b. c 1828, d. 6 Dec 1889
MotherTriphena 'Tiffany' Hickman b. c 1832, d. 8 Jun 1911
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (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 Edited24 Dec 2001
Birth*28 November 1861John was born on 28 November 1861 at Accomack Co, VA. The 1870 census puts his birth at 1863 and his 1885 marriage puts it at 1862..1,2,3 
Census w/parents*1870John was listed with his parents in the census of 1870 at Metompkin District, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as John Onley, age 7 in HH#MT57 headed by William Onley, a 44 year old farmer..1 
Marriage*7 January 1885He married Henrietta Northam, daughter of George W. Northam and Elizabeth Landing, on 7 January 1885 at Onancock, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as John Onley, a 23 year old farmer, the son of Wm. H. & Trephenia Onley and she was shown as Henrietta Northam, age 22, the daughter of George & Elizabeth Northam. They were married by W.C. Vaden..2 
Death*19 May 1932John died on 19 May 1932 at age 70.3 
Burial*His body was interred at Parksley Cem, Acc Co, VA. His tombstone shows him as the son of Wm. Onley..3 

Family

Henrietta Northam b. c 1863
Children 1.Edith J. Onley b. c 1886
 2.John T. Onley b. c 1891
 3.(d/o John&H.) Onley b. 7 Feb 1892, d. 8 Feb 1892
 4.Beulah Land Onley+ b. 1893, d. 1956
 5.William Edward Onley b. c 1896

Citations

  1. [S675] Gail M. Walczyk, 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census, Part 1, Accomack Parish.
  2. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  3. [S502] Jean Merritt Mihalyka & Faye Downing Wilson, Graven Stones of Lower Accomack County, Virginia.

Polly Onley1,2

F, b. 1866
FatherWilliam H. Onley b. c 1828, d. 6 Dec 1889
MotherTriphena 'Tiffany' Hickman b. c 1832, d. 8 Jun 1911
Last Edited23 Dec 2001
Birth*1866Polly was born in 1866 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Census w/parents*1870Polly was listed with her parents in the census of 1870 at Metompkin District, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Polly Onley, age 5 in HH#MT57 headed by William Onley, a 44 year old farmer..1 
Marriage*21 May 1899She married Gordon H. Gravenor, son of Allison Gravenor and Martha (-----), on 21 May 1899 at Onley, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Gordon H. Gravenor, a 33 year old single teamster, born in MD and living in Acc Co, VA, the son of Allison & Martha Gravenor and she was shown as Polly L. Onley, age 34 and single, born and living in Acc Co, VA, the daughter of William & Triphenia Onley. They were married by J.R. Griffith..2 
Married Name21 May 1899 As of 21 May 1899,her married name was Gravenor. 
Burial*Her body was interred at Hickman-Gravenor, Pastoria, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Polly L. Gravenor, the wife of G.H. Gravenor. There is not death date on her tombstone..3 

Family

Gordon H. Gravenor b. 1866, d. 1933
Child 1.Minnie L. Gravenor b. 28 Jul 1905, d. 28 Jan 1907

Citations

  1. [S675] Gail M. Walczyk, 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census, Part 1, Accomack Parish.
  2. [S43] Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Register #4, 1896-1925.
  3. [S502] Jean Merritt Mihalyka & Faye Downing Wilson, Graven Stones of Lower Accomack County, Virginia.

Henrietta Northam1

F, b. circa 1863
FatherGeorge W. Northam b. 19 Sep 1838, d. 25 Dec 1907
MotherElizabeth Landing b. c 1840
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (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 Edited28 Oct 2007
Birth*circa 1863Henrietta was born circa 1863 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Census w/mother*1880Henrietta was listed with her mother in the census of in 1880 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Henrietta Northam, age 17 in a HH headed by Ann Landing, age 77. Also listed was Elizabeth Landing, age 40 and divorced, who was probably her mother. (Note: Henrietta Northam's 1885 marriage to John Onley shows her as the daughter of George & Elizabeth Northam.)2 
Marriage*7 January 1885She married John Onley, son of William H. Onley and Triphena 'Tiffany' Hickman, on 7 January 1885 at Onancock, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as John Onley, a 23 year old farmer, the son of Wm. H. & Trephenia Onley and she was shown as Henrietta Northam, age 22, the daughter of George & Elizabeth Northam. They were married by W.C. Vaden..3 
Married Name7 January 1885 As of 7 January 1885,her married name was Onley. 

Family

John Onley b. 28 Nov 1861, d. 19 May 1932
Children 1.Edith J. Onley b. c 1886
 2.John T. Onley b. c 1891
 3.(d/o John&H.) Onley b. 7 Feb 1892, d. 8 Feb 1892
 4.Beulah Land Onley+ b. 1893, d. 1956
 5.William Edward Onley b. c 1896

Citations

  1. [S748] LDS Family History Resource File, 1880 United States Census and National Index (CD Set).
  2. [S748] LDS Family History Resource File, 1880 United States Census and National Index (CD Set), Acc Co, VA, p. 114B (HH headed by Ann Landing).
  3. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).

Pleasy Northam1

F, b. circa 1867
FatherGeorge W. Northam b. 19 Sep 1838, d. 25 Dec 1907
MotherElizabeth Landing b. c 1840
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (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 Edited28 Oct 2007
Birth*circa 1867Pleasy was born circa 1867 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Census w/mother*1880Pleasy was listed with her mother in the census of in 1880 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Pleasy Northam, age 13 in a HH headed by Ann Landing, age 77. Also listed was Elizabeth Landing, age 40 and divorced, who was probably her mother..1 

Citations

  1. [S748] LDS Family History Resource File, 1880 United States Census and National Index (CD Set), Acc Co, VA, p. 114B (HH headed by Ann Landing).

Rev. William C. Watson1

M, b. 8 June 1800, d. February 1860
FatherRevel Watson b. c 1766, d. b 10 Jun 1822
MotherNancy Tankard b. c 1770
ChartsDescendants of John Major (Nandua Creek)
Last Edited23 Dec 2017
Birth*8 June 1800William was born on 8 June 1800 at Northampton Co, VA. William C. Watson may have been a son of Revel Watson based on these facts: 1) his obituary/memorial showed he was born in Northampton County, 2) he was married in Northampton County in 1821, 3) the 1820 census for Northampton County contained 4 households headed by Watsons, but only Reavil Waton's contained a free white male age 16-26, which would have been William's age category, 4) the 1820 Personal Property Tax list for Northampton County contained only 1 household headed by a Watson with more then 1 white males over 16 and that was Revel Watson with 2 white males, and 5) Revell Watson's 7 Dec 1822 estate inventory, appraisement and account of sales (which filled 5 ledger pages) showed only two Watsons making purchases: Mrs. Watson who made several small purchases and Wm. Watson who bought a blue chest that was up stairs for 62 cents. It had been appraised for 50 cents. There were no Wm. Watsons shown in the Northampton County Personal Property Tax Lists from 1800 to 1820. However, it would seem that if he was of age and was married at the time of Revel Watson's death he would have been named Administrator to settle his father's estate. If his father was from Accomack County, there are many more Watson possibilities to analysis and there could be a different conclusion..1,2,3 
Census w/father*1820William was listed with his father in the census of 1820 at Northampton Co, VA. The household was headed by Reavil Watson, 45+. Listed with him were 1M16-26, 2M26-45, 1F10-16, 1F16-26, 1F26-45, 1F45+ and 14 slaves. (NOTE: William is assumed to have been the 1M16-26.)2 
Tithable list*18 February 1820He was on the list of tithables at Northampton Co, VA, on 18 February 1820. Revel Watson was a head of household with 2 white males over 16, 5 slaves over 16, 0 slave 12-16, 3 horses and a 2-wheel riding carriage valued at $50. Total amt. of tax was $4.54. (NOTE: The extra white male over 16 is assumed be his son William C. Watson.)4 
Marriage*4 September 1821He married Nancy Major, daughter of Sophia Turner, on 4 September 1821 at Northampton Co, VA. Wm. Savage was the security on the M.L.B. of William Watson and Nancy Major. They were maried on 6 Sep 1821.5 
Security on MLB*20 December 1821Rev. William C. Watson was the security on a M.L.B. On 20 December 1821 at Northampton Co, VA. Wm. C. Watson was the security on the M.L.B. of William Henderson and Susanna Stott. (NOTE: Was he related to either of them?)5 
Security on MLB10 September 1825He was the security on a M.L.B. On 10 September 1825 at Accomack Co, VA. William C. Watson was security on the M.L.B. of William Martin (widower) and Arady Marow.6 
Anecdotebetween 1826 and 1834 Between June 1826 and August 1834 he was shown as a Class Leader at Johnson Town Church in N'hamp Co, and Garrison's Chapel and Ebenzer Church at Modest Town in Accomack Co.7 
Anecdote*1 November 1826 On 1 Nov 1826 in Accomack County, Wm. C. Watson bought 1 small red box & contents, 1 waiter & 3 wine glasses, 2 gilded pitchers, 4 blue plates & 2 small dishes, 1 pair towels cotton diaper no 4, 1 suit blue curtains and 1 homney morton at this estate sale of Mrs. Tabitha Watson. (Acc Co Inventories &c, 1828-1830, p 273, recorded 27 Oct 1828) The only other Watson buyers included Thomas Watson who gave Jno. W. Watson as his security. Selected other buyers were Walter Finney, Seth Bell, James H. Dix, Jno. R. Wise & Thos. V. Colona. At settlement it was noted: That a load of goods was bought from J.W. Watson's to the ware house & a horse & cart & Negro man; John M. Watson was paid for appraising & writing; Expenses in attending and taking the deposition of Frances West in Philadelphia. (NOTES: Administration on Tabitha Watson's estate was granted to James H. Dix on 30 Oct 1826 with Levi Dix, John Y. Bagwell & Richard L. Rew securities. She was Tabitha Wharton, widow of Ephraim Watson, and John W. Watson was her son. John W. Watson married Betsy Selby Simpson in 1806 and had a son Thomas Watson born circa 1808. They were the Jno. W. & Thomas Watson shown above. The Thos V. Colona shown in the inventory above was Thomas Virgil Colonna, son of William Colonna and his wife Elizabeth Watson (a daughter of Ephraim & Tabitha Wharton Watson), as shown in Hacks Neck and Its People, p. 113 - Colonna family.) 
Est Settm't Father's*11 September 1827He was named in the settlement of his father's estate on 11 September 1827 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that the inventory, appraisement & account of sales of the estate of Revell Watson dec'd were returned and ordered to be recorded. The inventory, appraisement and sale took place on 7 Dec 1822 (which filled 5 ledger pages) and showed only two Watsons making purchases: Mrs. Watson who made several small purchases and Wm. Watson who bought a blue chest that was up stairs, which had been appraised for 50 cents, for 62 cents.3 
Anecdote*19 October 1828 On 26 Jan 1829 William C. Watson made oath that he was well acquainted with the handwriting of John C. Savage.8 
Census head1830William was listed as a head of household in the census of 1830 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as William C. Watson a head of household, aged 20-30 (b.c. 1800-1810). Listed with him was 1 male age 0-5; 1 male age 5-10, another male age (20-30); 2 females age 0-5; 1 female age 5-10; 1 female age 10-15, 1 female age 20-30; and 1 female age 30-40. There were also 5 slaves. (NOTE: The other male his age could be a brother and one of the older females could be his wife and the other his brother's wife. However, these folks could also be his wife's brother or sisters and there could be other possibilities.)9 
Anecdote21 August 1830 On 21 Aug 1830 William C. Watson of Acc Co is indebted to Stockley Kellam for $150 by a note dated 16 Jan 1830. Since Kellam wants to make the payment more secure, Watson gives all his rights & interest in the schooner Onancock, together with the hull, mast, sails, anchors, boat cables and appurtenances unto her to Kellam. Provided that if Watson pays Kellam the $150 with interest and all costs and other debts that are now or shall become due, with all costs that shall arise with this deed, then this deed to be null and void. (NOTE: The schooner Onancock was not shown in any Acc Co Will books from 1800 to 1860.)10 
Will - Witnessed*7 July 1831William witnessed a will on 7 July 1831 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that John Addison, Levin J. Thomas, Wm. C. Watson and William Wyatt Jr. witnessed the will of Robert Hadlock. (NOTE: Hadlock named a daughter Harriett who he had by Fanny Turner.)11 
Land bought*24 September 1832He bought land on 24 September 1832 at Craddockville, Acc Co, VA. William R. Custis of Acc Co sells William C. Watson of Acc Co for $220 a parcel of land in or near the Turkey Pen in Acc Co containing 13 acres more or less & bounded on the south & west by Stewart Kellam heirs, & west by the county road, east by William Kellam &c. Wm C. Watson is not to have possession until 1 January next. (NOTE: Turkey Pen is present day Craddockville, see Whitelaw, p. 651. See Bk 33, p 160 showing it was sold at auction.)12 
Land mortgaged*1 November 1832He was named in deed of mortgage on 1 November 1832 at Craddockville, Acc Co, VA. Smith Hyslop is security for William C. Watson on a note dated 24 Sep 1832 for $220 and due to Wm. R. Custis and William C. Watson wanting to secure the said Smith Hyslop from any loss by being his security on the aforesaid note, this deed for and inconsideration of the promise & also for and in consideration of $1 paid by Thomas A. Coleburn trustee, William C. Watson sells to Thomas A. Coleburn trustee, a tract of land in the village of Turkey Pen bounded on the north & west by Stewart Kellam heirs, on the south & east by William Kellam of Robt containing 13 acres more or less. William C. Watson is permitted to remain on the land.13 
Marriage*4 March 1833He married Fannie Mason, daughter of John Mason and Margaret 'Peggy' Onley, on 4 March 1833 at Accomack Co, VA. William Mason was the security on the M.L.B. of William C. Watson, widower, and Fanny Mason. Another record from this source shows they were married on 6 Mar 1833..6 
Land bought*5 December 1835Rev. William C. Watson bought land on 5 December 1835 at Accomack Co, VA. William Henderson Senr & Sally C. his wife of Acc Co sells to William C. Watson of Acc Co for $185 a tract of land in Acc Co bounded on the north by Peter Hack, east by Abel W. Kellam & Peggy Darby, south by the Rich'd Turner's heirs and west by Peter Hack containing 39 & ¾ acres more or less. (NOTE: See Bk 29, p 205 & 206 where he sells this land to Joshua Major (Free Negro) and to Parker West (Free Negro).)14 
Land sold*2 January 1837He sold land on 2 January 1837 at Accomack Co, VA. William C. Watson & wife Fanny of Acc Co sell to Parker West (F.N.) for $150 a parcel of land in St. George's Parish, Acc Co, containing 25 acres more or less bounded on the south by Abel W. Kellam, on the north-east by Peter Hack, son the south-west by Joshua Major which was sold to him by Wm C Watson & wife Fanny. Witt: none. Signed: Wm. C. Watson & Fanny (her X mark) Watson. William A. Parker & Wm. P. Moore Jr, Justices of the Peace certified the signatures of the Watsons and certified that Fanny was examined separately and agreed to sell the land.15 
Land sold*2 January 1837He sold land on 2 January 1837 at Accomack Co, VA. William C. Watson & wife Fanny of Acc Co sell to Joshua Major (F.N.) for $150 a parcel of land in St. George's Parish, Acc Co, containing 25 acres more or less bounded on the south-east by Parker West which he purchased of William C. Watson & Fanny his wife, on the north-east by Peter Hack, on the north-west by Cabe J. Hack and on the south-west by the guined(?) land. Witt: none. Signed: Wm. C. Watson & Fanny (her X mark) Watson. William A. Parker & Wm. P. Moore Jr, Justices of the Peace certified the signatures of the Watsons and certified that Fanny was examined separately and agreed to sell the land.16 
Anecdote24 February 1837 On 24 Feb 1837 in Acc Co, William C. Watson of Acc Co and Edmond J. Poulson & Levin L. Joynes Jr., trustees, and James Poulson committee of Jno. B. Guy & James B. Poulson, creditors, whereas Wm. C. Watson is indebted to James Poulson committee & James B. Poulson for $850 by note with legal interest thereon, Wm. C. Watson is willing to secure this indenture for the consideration of the premises and for further consideration of $1 to Wm. C. Watson paid by Edmd J. Poulson & L.L. Joynes Jr. trustees, that Watson sells unto Edmund J. Poulson & L.L. Joynes one Negro woman Ann, 1 mare, 1 ditto, 1 wane, 1 yoke oxen. However if Watson pays the debt then his deed is void and the items will be sold at public auction. Witt: J.N. Bagwell for (W.C.W), Ellison A. Hopkins (for D__), Sam'l Coleburn, Alfred Lofland (for L.S.J. & J.B.P), Thos N. Bagwell (for I.B.P. & L.S.J), Samuel C. White (for J.B.P & L.S. Joynes), Joseph W. Gibb (for E. Poulson). Signed: Wm. C. Watson, Edmund Poulson, Levin S. Joynes Jr., James Poulson & Jas. B. Poulson.17 
Security on MLB27 November 1837He was the security on a M.L.B. On 27 November 1837 at Accomack Co, VA. William C. Watson and George Turner were security on the M.L.B. of Revel Window and Martha Pitts of John.6 
Will - Witnessed14 September 1838William witnessed a will on 14 September 1838 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date Richard A. White, Tenney Drummond & William C. Watson witnessed the will of William Middleton, wife Elizabeth.18 
Census head1840William was listed as a head of household in the census of 1840 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. The household was headed by William C. Watson, age 30-40 (b.c. 1800-1810). Listed with him was 1 male age 0-5; 1 male age 10-15; 1 male age 15-20; 1 female age 0-5 (Nancy Caroline); 1 female age 5-10 (Emily S.); 1 female age 10-15 (Harriet Jane); 1 female age 30-40 (his age); and 1 female age 70-80 (b.c. 1760-1770). Also listed were 6 slaves. (NOTE: The elder female could be either his mother or his wife's mother.)19 
Anecdote23 March 1840 On 23 Mar 1840 Custis Bayly (F.N.) of Acc Co is in debt to Wm. C. Watson of Acc Co for $60 by bond of 17 Feb 1840, which he intends to secure and has chosen Benjamin Stringer of Acc Co as his trustee. Bayly puts up 1 horse called Logan, 1 horse called Paxton, 1 work steer, 3 cows, 8 head hogs, 2 beds, 2 bedsteds, 20 lb corn, 300 bushels oats. Signed: Custis (his X mark) Bayly, Benjamin Stringer & Wm. C. Watson who appeared before Wm. P. Moore Jr & William Wyatt, Justices of the Peace.20 
Administrator*28 November 1842William was named as administrator of an estate on 28 November 1842 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of James Hornsby was granted to William C. Watson with Mitchell W. West, James H. Kellam & John H. Chandler securities.21 
Land sold17 March 1843He sold land on 17 March 1843 at Accomack Co, VA. William C. Watson & wife Fanny, George S. Rogers & William Mason of Acc Co to William Mister of Acc Co - On 12 Jun 1841 Wm. C. Watson, executor of a deed in trust to the said George S. Rogers Grantee for the said William Mason for the purpose (reference to deed recorded in Acc Co Clerk's Office on 14 June 1841) for a tract of land containing 13 acres more or less and on 18 Mar 1843 was exposed to public auction and William Mister became the purchaser for $280. Therefore Wm. C. Watson & wife Fanny convey their rights in the land to William Mister. Signed: Wm. C. Watson, Fanny (her X mark) Watson, George S. Rogers (Trustee) & William Mason whose signatures were certified by William P. Moore Senr & William P. Moore Jr, Justices of the Peace. (NOTE: See Bk 26, p 25 which shows him buying 13 acres from Wm. R. Custis.)22 
Land bought30 March 1847He bought land on 30 March 1847 at Pungoteague, Acc Co, VA. Methodist Episcopal Church South from Samuel G Savage & wife) Samuel G. Savage & wife Elizabeth of N'hamp Co convey to William C. Watson, George H. Christopher & Richard T. Ames of Acc Co & Heley P. Bagwell, Montcalm Oldham & Smith S. Nottingham of N'hamp Co (trustees) a lot of ground near the village of Pungoteague in Acc Co supposed to contain ¼ of an acre, beginning at the corner of William P. Moore Senr line on the main county road and running south along the said road about 100 yards to the land of Richard J. Ayres (known as Trader's tract), thence about 100 yards north east along said line to a corner locust post on the line between the said Moore and Ayres, thence about 50 yards north west alone said Moore's line to the commencement on the main county road containing ¼ acre on which is situated a house of worship together with all and singular the houses, woods, waterways, privileges and appurtenances thereto belonging. Witt: Brian W. Fisher, Louis C.H. Finney & Jno. W. H. Parker. Signed: Samuel G. Savage & Elizabeth J.H. Savage.23 
Census head*1850William was listed as a head of household in the census of in 1850 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. HH#426 was headed by Wm. Watson, a 50 year old farmer. Listed with him were the following Watsons: Fannie, age 43; Jno. W, age 14; Nancy C., age 12; Mary A., age 7; and Elison T., age 5..24 
Death*February 1860He died in February 1860 at St. George Parish, Accomack Co, VA, at age 59. He was shown as William C. Watson, a 60 year old blacksmith, born in Northampton Co, VA, who died of unknown causes. He had been ill for 12 years. Remarks at the bottom of the page shows that No. 25, William C. Watson was afflicted for 12 years and was unable to move or feed himself. (NOTE: Accomack County Order Books 27 Feb 1860 - 1862 and 1862 - 1865 were searched and no Wm. C. Watson was found in either index and all Watsons with no first name in the indexes were searched as well and no Wm. C. Watson was found. The Accomack County Fiduciaries from July 1860 to 1864 were searched and no Wm. C. Watson was found. Accomack County Inventories from Dec 1855 to June 1865 were searched and no Wm. C. Watson was found.)25 
Obituary*His obituary was published. Departed this life, in the latter part of February, 1860, the Rev. William C. Watson. Bro. Watson was born in Northampton County, VA June 8th, 1800. He was converted to God about his 19th year and immediately joined the M.E. Church, where he retained an acceptable membership until his transfer to the Church triumphant. From the most reliable information I have been able to get, he was licensed as an exhorter some 30 years ago, and shortly thereafter to preach. Up to about 11 years since, Bro. Watson faithfully discharged all his duties as a local preacher. I well remember myself many years ago, of listening to his stirring appeals and faithful warnings to the sinner to flee the error of his way, and lay hold on Jesus as the only hope of salvation. As long as his physical condition would allow, and even longer, perhaps, than prudence would have suggested, this serious laborer in the Master's vineyard continued publicly to publish the glad tidings of salvation to a graven world. Even when, from affliction and infirmities, he could no longer stand upon his feet, being called to preach a funeral sermon, he obeyed the summons and like his inspired Predecessor, St. John, sat in his chair and warned…………….. and exhorted and blessed the people. His great desire seemed to be ease, to favor, for the salvation of soul, but when he ceased to……………, but the ruler of the destinies of men was pleased to deal differently with him. For the last eleven years, Bro. Watson has been one of the greatest sufferers of the age. His affliction was determination; and so completely did it do its work to him that he was depleted entirely of his power of locomotion, and in a few years after he was attacked, rendered as helpless as an infant. Although, while his pains were all the while severe, and at times almost beyond the power of human endurance, he was never found to murmur at his fate, or complain at the severity of his afflictions. He suffered on till death signed his release from earth to Heaven. May God sustain his widow and children with that gospel that was his delight to preach, and in whose faith he died. M.S.C.1 

Family 1

Nancy Major b. c 1803
Marriage*4 September 1821He married Nancy Major, daughter of Sophia Turner, on 4 September 1821 at Northampton Co, VA. Wm. Savage was the security on the M.L.B. of William Watson and Nancy Major. They were maried on 6 Sep 1821.5 
Children 1.Margaret Ann Watson+ b. c 1823, d. 1864
 2.Harriet Jane Watson b. 24 Jan 1830, d. 10 Aug 1891
 3.Emily S.H. Watson+26,27,28 b. c 1831

Family 2

Fannie Mason b. c 1807
Marriage*4 March 1833He married Fannie Mason, daughter of John Mason and Margaret 'Peggy' Onley, on 4 March 1833 at Accomack Co, VA. William Mason was the security on the M.L.B. of William C. Watson, widower, and Fanny Mason. Another record from this source shows they were married on 6 Mar 1833..6 
Children 1.Nancy Caroline Watson29 b. 17 Dec 1833
 2.John William Watson b. 28 Jan 1834
 3.Nancy Caroline Watson+ b. 18 Jul 1838, d. 25 Sep 1896
 4.Elizabeth Susan Dines Watson29 b. 24 Dec 1840
 5.Marianna Dines Watson+ b. 4 Dec 1842, d. 27 Jul 1923
 6.Ellison Thomas Watson+ b. 15 May 1844, d. 14 Jun 1930

Citations

  1. [S2570] Jane Stone Hernandez, to M.K. Miles, citing an obituary provided by Mrs. Harriette Minson Herrman in Dec 1975 with no location, date or name of publication.
  2. [S2510] Allen B. Hamilton, Northampton County, Virginia Census Records, 1820-1840, p. 44 (1820 census p. 20, Reavil Watson head of household).
  3. [S2571] Virginia Northampton County, N'hamp Will Book No. 37, 1825-1829, p. 475-480 (Inventory, Appriaisement & Sales of the estate of Revell Watson dec'd).
  4. [S2572] Allen B. Hamilton, Northampton County, Virginia, Personal Tax List, 1800-1820, p. 191.
  5. [S622] Jean M. Mihalyka, Northampton Co, VA, Marriages, 1660/1-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses, Minister Returns, and other sources).
  6. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  7. [S2569] Kelso Papers at the Eastern Shore of Virginia Public Library.
  8. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 467 (will of John C. Savage).
  9. [S580] Jody Powell, 1830 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  10. [S614] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 024, 1828-1830, p. 534.
  11. [S1003] Dr. David R. Scott, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1800-1854, p. 161 (will of Robert Hadlock).
  12. [S852] VA Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 026, 1832-1834, p. 25.
  13. [S852] VA Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 026, 1832-1834, p. 303.
  14. [S64] Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 028, 1835-1837, p. 158.
  15. [S2116] Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 029, 1837-1839, p. 206.
  16. [S2116] Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 029, 1837-1839, p. 205.
  17. [S2116] Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 029, 1837-1839, p. 63.
  18. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 379 (will of William Middleton, wife Elizabeth).
  19. [S581] Jody Powell, 1840 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  20. [S941] Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 030, 1839-1841, p. 281.
  21. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 275 (will of James Hornsby to William C. Watson).
  22. [S943] VA Accomack Co, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 033, 1843-1844, p. 160.
  23. [S552] , p. 431.
  24. [S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.
  25. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, William C Watson in the U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885.
  26. [S2574] Audrey Thompson VanTiem, The Thompson and Watson Families.
  27. [S581] Jody Powell, 1840 Accomack Co, VA, Census, HH headed by William C. Watson.
  28. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1870 Federal Census, Isle of Wight Co, VA (HH#31 headed by W.T. Drummond).
  29. [S550] Jean M. Mihalyka, Bible Records Accomack & Northampton County, Virginia, Volume 2, p. 130 (William C. Watson Bible).

Fannie Mason

F, b. circa 1807
FatherJohn Mason1 b. c 1776, d. Oct 1807
MotherMargaret 'Peggy' Onley1 b. c 1786
Last Edited12 Jan 2016
Birth*circa 1807Fannie was born circa 1807 at Accomack Co, VA. Her being the daughter of John Mason & his wife Peggy Onley, is based on the assumption that the William Mason who was security on her M.L.B. to Wm. C. Watson was her brother..2,1 
Marriage*4 March 1833She married Rev. William C. Watson, son of Revel Watson and Nancy Tankard, on 4 March 1833 at Accomack Co, VA. William Mason was the security on the M.L.B. of William C. Watson, widower, and Fanny Mason. Another record from this source shows they were married on 6 Mar 1833..3 
Married Name4 March 1833 As of 4 March 1833,her married name was Watson. 
Census w/husband*1850Fannie was listed with her husband in the census of in 1850 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Fannie Watson, age 43 in HH#426 headed by Wm. Watson, a 54 year old farmer..2 
Census head*1860Fannie was listed as a head of household in the census of in 1860 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Fanny Watson the head of HH#833, age 53 and spinning. Listed with her were the following Watsons: John W., age 23; Mary A., age 17; and Ellison L., age 16. Also listed was Peggy Charnick, age 80 and Lucy Watson, a 50 year old seamstress..4 

Family

Rev. William C. Watson b. 8 Jun 1800, d. Feb 1860
Children 1.Nancy Caroline Watson5 b. 17 Dec 1833
 2.John William Watson b. 28 Jan 1834
 3.Nancy Caroline Watson+ b. 18 Jul 1838, d. 25 Sep 1896
 4.Elizabeth Susan Dines Watson5 b. 24 Dec 1840
 5.Marianna Dines Watson+ b. 4 Dec 1842, d. 27 Jul 1923
 6.Ellison Thomas Watson+ b. 15 May 1844, d. 14 Jun 1930

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns), p. 312 (marriage of Wm. C. Watson to Fanny Mason).
  2. [S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.
  3. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  4. [S586] E. Thomas Crowson & Susan Crowson Hite, 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  5. [S550] Jean M. Mihalyka, Bible Records Accomack & Northampton County, Virginia, Volume 2, p. 130 (William C. Watson Bible).

Marianna Dines Watson1,2,3

F, b. 4 December 1842, d. 27 July 1923
FatherRev. William C. Watson b. 8 Jun 1800, d. Feb 1860
MotherFannie Mason b. c 1807
Last Edited6 Jan 2016
Birth*4 December 1842Marianna was born on 4 December 1842 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Mary Dines Watson, the daughter of William C. Watson and Fannie his wife, born December the 4th in the year old Our Lord 1842..2 
Census w/parents*1850Marianna was listed with her parents in the census of 1850 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Mary A. Watson, age 7 in HH#426 headed by Wm. Watson, a 54 year old farmer..4 
Census w/mother*1860Marianna was listed with her mother in the census of in 1860 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Mary A. Watson, age 17 in HH#833 headed by Fanny Watson, age 53 and spinning..5 
Marriage*28 October 1868She married John H. (of Jno.) Onley, son of John Thomas Onley and Lovey Darby, on 28 October 1868 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John Onley, a 28 year old farmer, the son of John Onley and she was shown as Mary A. Watson, age 24, the daughter of Wm. C. & Fannie Watson. They were married by O.P. Twiford..6 
Married Name28 October 1868 As of 28 October 1868,her married name was Onley. 
Census w/husband*29 April 1910Marianna was listed with her husband in the census of 29 April 1910 at Pungoteague, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Marianna D. Onley, a 68 year old wife in HH#221 headed by John H. Onley, a 70 year old farmer. They had been married 41 years and she had 6 children & 4 were living.7 
Death*27 July 1923Marianna died on 27 July 1923 at age 80.2 
Burial*Her body was interred at St. George Ep Ch Cem, Pungoteague, Acc Co, VA. Her tombstone shows her as Mary A. Onley, the wife of John H. Onley..2 

Family

John H. (of Jno.) Onley b. 16 Feb 1839, d. 27 Mar 1923
Marriage*28 October 1868She married John H. (of Jno.) Onley, son of John Thomas Onley and Lovey Darby, on 28 October 1868 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John Onley, a 28 year old farmer, the son of John Onley and she was shown as Mary A. Watson, age 24, the daughter of Wm. C. & Fannie Watson. They were married by O.P. Twiford..6 
Children 1.Virginia 'Jennie' Onley b. 21 Oct 1869
 2.Sadie Elizabeth Onley b. 1 Dec 1874
 3.William Onley b. 1876, d. 1922
 4.John R. Onley b. 10 Oct 1877, d. 12 Nov 1904
 5.Mary D. Onley+ b. 1885, d. 1964

Citations

  1. [S550] Jean M. Mihalyka, Bible Records Accomack & Northampton County, Virginia, Volume 2, p. 130 (William C. Watson Bible).
  2. [S502] Jean Merritt Mihalyka & Faye Downing Wilson, Graven Stones of Lower Accomack County, Virginia.
  3. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1910 Federal Census Accomack Co, VA.
  4. [S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.
  5. [S586] E. Thomas Crowson & Susan Crowson Hite, 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  6. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  7. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1910 Federal Census, Accomack Co, VA.

John H. (of Jno.) Onley1,2

M, b. 16 February 1839, d. 27 March 1923
FatherJohn Thomas Onley b. c 1810, d. b 1850
MotherLovey Darby b. c 1811, d. 17 Sep 1865
Last Edited11 Apr 2011
Birth*16 February 1839John was born on 16 February 1839 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Census w/mother*1850John was listed with his mother in the census of in 1850 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as John Onley, age 12 in HH#733 heded by Lovey Onley, age 40..2 
Milit-Beg*circa 1865John served in the military circa 1865 at Civil War. During the Civil War he served in the Confederate Army..4 
Marriage*28 October 1868He married Marianna Dines Watson, daughter of Rev. William C. Watson and Fannie Mason, on 28 October 1868 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John Onley, a 28 year old farmer, the son of John Onley and she was shown as Mary A. Watson, age 24, the daughter of Wm. C. & Fannie Watson. They were married by O.P. Twiford..1 
Lived*1900John lived in 1900 at Hacks Neck, Acc Co, VA. John Onley and family lived in Hacks Neck during the earlier years of the 20th century, at the "Poplar Grove" farm. Most of his adult life he engaged in farming..4 
Census head*29 April 1910John was listed as a head of household in the census of 29 April 1910 at Pungoteague, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as John H. Onley the head of HH#221, a 70 year old farmer. Listed with him were Marianna D. Onley, a 68 year old wife & they had been married 41 years and she had 6 child & 4 of them were living; Frederick P. Parks, a 26 year old son-in-law; Mary D. Parks, a 25 year old daughter, who had been married 5 years and had 1 child born & 1 living; John L. Parks, a 3 year old grandson; and William Shephard, a 12 year old black servant.5 
Death*27 March 1923John died on 27 March 1923 at age 84.3 
Burial*His body was interred at St. George Ep Ch Cem, Pungoteague, Acc Co, VA. His tombstone shows him as the husband of Mary A. Onley..3 

Family

Marianna Dines Watson b. 4 Dec 1842, d. 27 Jul 1923
Marriage*28 October 1868He married Marianna Dines Watson, daughter of Rev. William C. Watson and Fannie Mason, on 28 October 1868 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John Onley, a 28 year old farmer, the son of John Onley and she was shown as Mary A. Watson, age 24, the daughter of Wm. C. & Fannie Watson. They were married by O.P. Twiford..1 
Children 1.Virginia 'Jennie' Onley b. 21 Oct 1869
 2.Sadie Elizabeth Onley b. 1 Dec 1874
 3.William Onley b. 1876, d. 1922
 4.John R. Onley b. 10 Oct 1877, d. 12 Nov 1904
 5.Mary D. Onley+ b. 1885, 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. [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. [S319] James Egbert Mears, Hacks Neck and Its People, Past and Present, p. 182 (the Onley family).
  5. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1910 Federal Census, Accomack Co, VA.

John Thomas Onley

M, b. circa 1810, d. before 1850
Last Edited18 Jul 2013
Birth*circa 1810John was born circa 1810 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*12 February 1834He married Lovey Darby, daughter of Edmund Darby and Peggy Darby, on 12 February 1834 at Worcester Co, MD. He was shown as John Thomas Onley and she as Lovey Darby. No other information was given..1 
Death*before 1850John died before 1850 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. He was not listed with his wife Lovey in the 1850 census.. 

Family

Lovey Darby b. c 1811, d. 17 Sep 1865
Children 1.Francis Onley b. c 1836
 2.John H. (of Jno.) Onley+ b. 16 Feb 1839, d. 27 Mar 1923
 3.Thomas L. Onley+ b. Sep 1847, d. 1935

Citations

  1. [S594] Jody Powell, Worcester Co, MD, Marriage Records, 1795-1865.

Lovey Darby1,2

F, b. circa 1811, d. 17 September 1865
FatherEdmund Darby b. c 1785
MotherPeggy Darby b. c 1788, d. b 1850
Last Edited4 May 2013
Birth*circa 1811Lovey was born circa 1811 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*12 February 1834She married John Thomas Onley on 12 February 1834 at Worcester Co, MD. He was shown as John Thomas Onley and she as Lovey Darby. No other information was given..3 
Married Name12 February 1834 As of 12 February 1834,her married name was Onley. 
Census head*1850Lovey was listed as a head of household in the census of in 1850 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Lovey Onley the head of HH#733, age 40. Listed with her were the following Onleys: John, age 12 and Thos., age 2. Also listed was Ann Window, age 52..4 
Rev War Vet relative*26 August 1851Lovey was related to a Rev War vetran on 26 August 1851 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Lovey Darby, now Lovey Only, was shown as a daughter of Peggy Darby, who was a daughter of Darmone Darby, a Rev. War vetran..2 
Death*17 September 1865Lovey died on 17 September 1865 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Lovey Only, who died of dropsy at the age of 54 years. She was the daughter of Edm. & P. Darby, born in Acc Co, and she was the head of family. Francis (assumed Onley) gave the information..1 

Family

John Thomas Onley b. c 1810, d. b 1850
Children 1.Francis Onley b. c 1836
 2.John H. (of Jno.) Onley+ b. 16 Feb 1839, d. 27 Mar 1923
 3.Thomas L. Onley+ b. Sep 1847, d. 1935

Citations

  1. [S569] Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Death Register, 1853-1896.
  2. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 74 (descendants of Darmone Darby).
  3. [S594] Jody Powell, Worcester Co, MD, Marriage Records, 1795-1865.
  4. [S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.

Thomas L. Onley1,2,3

M, b. September 1847, d. 1935
FatherJohn Thomas Onley b. c 1810, d. b 1850
MotherLovey Darby b. c 1811, d. 17 Sep 1865
Last Edited6 May 2013
Birth*September 1847Thomas was born in September 1847 at Accomack Co, VA. The 1850 census puts his birth at 1848, the 1900 puts his birth at Sept 1847 and his tombstone puts it at 1850..4,2,5 
Census w/mother*1850Thomas was listed with his mother in the census of in 1850 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Thos. Onley, age 2 in HH#733 heded by Lovey Onley, age 40..2 
Marriage*1 June 1881He married Anna W. Powell, daughter of Littleton Thomas Powell and Belle Elizabeth Kellam, on 1 June 1881 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Thomas H. Onley, a 27 year old farmer, the son of John & Lucy (probably Lovey) Onley and she was shown as Anna W. Powell, age 21, the daughter of Littleton & Belle E. Powell. They were married by W.C. Tuelley..1 
Lived*1890Thomas lived in 1890 at Hacks Neck, Acc Co, VA. In the 1880's and early 1890's he lived on the Davison farm in western Hacks Neck, and about the turn of the century on the "Poplar Grove" estate..6 
Death*1935Thomas died in 1935. Thomas Onley, a younger brother of John, also of Hacks Neck, died in 1935 and is buried in the Methodist cemetery at Pungoteague, in which section he spent much of his life. He was a farmer..6,4 
Burial*His body was interred at Belle Haven Cem, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Thomas L. Onley, 1850-1935, who is buried next to Anna W. Onley..4 

Family

Anna W. Powell b. 1860, d. 1939
Children 1.Lula M. Onley b. c 1883
 2.Lucille Onley b. c 1886
 3.Elsie F. Onley+ b. 10 Nov 1888, d. 4 Mar 1955
 4.Ivy Onley b. c 1889
 5.Elwood Onley b. c 1891
 6.Margaret Onley b. c 1893

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, tombstone shows him as Thomas L. Onley.
  4. [S559] Jean Merritt Mihalyka, Gravestone Inscriptions in Northampton County, Virginia.
  5. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1900 Federal Census, Accomack Co, VA.
  6. [S319] James Egbert Mears, Hacks Neck and Its People, Past and Present, p. 182 (the Onley family).

Anna W. Powell1

F, b. 1860, d. 1939
FatherLittleton Thomas Powell b. c 1817
MotherBelle Elizabeth Kellam b. c 1818
Last Edited23 Dec 2001
Birth*1860Anna was born in 1860 at Accomack Co, VA.1,2 
Census w/parents*1860Anna was listed with her parents in the census of 1860 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Weslianna Powell, age 1 in HH#890 headed by Littleton Powell, a 44 year old farmer..3 
Marriage*1 June 1881She married Thomas L. Onley, son of John Thomas Onley and Lovey Darby, on 1 June 1881 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Thomas H. Onley, a 27 year old farmer, the son of John & Lucy (probably Lovey) Onley and she was shown as Anna W. Powell, age 21, the daughter of Littleton & Belle E. Powell. They were married by W.C. Tuelley..1 
Married Name1 June 1881 As of 1 June 1881,her married name was Onley. 
Death*1939Anna died in 1939.2 
Burial*Her body was interred at Belle Haven Cem, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Anna W. Onley, who was buried next to Thomas L. Onley..2 

Family

Thomas L. Onley b. Sep 1847, d. 1935
Children 1.Lula M. Onley b. c 1883
 2.Lucille Onley b. c 1886
 3.Elsie F. Onley+ b. 10 Nov 1888, d. 4 Mar 1955
 4.Ivy Onley b. c 1889
 5.Elwood Onley b. c 1891
 6.Margaret Onley b. c 1893

Citations

  1. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  2. [S559] Jean Merritt Mihalyka, Gravestone Inscriptions in Northampton County, Virginia.
  3. [S586] E. Thomas Crowson & Susan Crowson Hite, 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.

Littleton Thomas Powell

M, b. circa 1817
Last Edited26 Jun 2004
Birth*circa 1817Littleton was born circa 1817 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1845He married Belle Elizabeth Kellam, daughter of Sally Kellam (widow), circa 1845.2 
Census head1850Littleton was listed as a head of household in the census of in 1850 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Littleton Powell the head of HH#603, a 33 year old sailor. Listed with him were the following Powells: Bell, age 32; Thos., age 2; and Geo. W., age 6/12. Also listed were the following Kellams: Sally, age 50; Jane, age 13; and Geo. W., age 21..1 
Census head*1860Littleton was listed as a head of household in the census of in 1860 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Littleton Powell the head of HH#890, a 44 year old farmer. Listed with him were the following Powells: Belle, age 39; Geo. W., age 10; James E., age 8; John H., age 4; Weslianna, age 1; and Marg't. S., age 1. Also listed was Sally Kellam, age 60..2 

Family

Belle Elizabeth Kellam b. c 1818
Children 1.Thomas Powell b. c 1848
 2.George Washington Powell+ b. 1850, d. 2 May 1918
 3.John H. Powell+ b. c 1856
 4.Anna W. Powell+ b. 1860, d. 1939

Citations

  1. [S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.
  2. [S586] E. Thomas Crowson & Susan Crowson Hite, 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.

Belle Elizabeth Kellam

F, b. circa 1818
MotherSally Kellam (widow) b. c 1800
Last Edited26 Jun 2004
Birth*circa 1818Belle was born circa 1818 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1845She married Littleton Thomas Powell circa 1845.2 
Married Namecirca 1845 As of circa 1845,her married name was Powell. 
Census w/husband*1850Belle was listed with her husband in the census of in 1850 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Bell Powell, age 32 in HH#603 headed by Littleton Powell, a 33 year old sailor. Also listed was Sally Kellam, age 50, who may have been her mother..1 

Family

Littleton Thomas Powell b. c 1817
Children 1.Thomas Powell b. c 1848
 2.George Washington Powell+ b. 1850, d. 2 May 1918
 3.John H. Powell+ b. c 1856
 4.Anna W. Powell+ b. 1860, d. 1939

Citations

  1. [S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.
  2. [S586] E. Thomas Crowson & Susan Crowson Hite, 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.

Lula M. Onley1,2

F, b. circa 1883
FatherThomas L. Onley b. Sep 1847, d. 1935
MotherAnna W. Powell b. 1860, d. 1939
Last Edited23 Dec 2001
Birth*circa 1883Lula was born circa 1883 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*2 January 1901She married John T. Parks, son of John T. Parks and Mary (-----), on 2 January 1901 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John T. Parks, a 23 year old farmer, the son of John T. & Mary Parks and she was shown as Lula M. Onley, age 17, the daughter of Thomas & Anna Onley. They were married by W.H. Gregory..2 
Married Name2 January 1901 As of 2 January 1901,her married name was Parks. 

Family

John T. Parks b. c 1878

Citations

  1. [S319] James Egbert Mears, Hacks Neck and Its People, Past and Present, p. 182 (the Onley family).
  2. [S43] Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Register #4, 1896-1925.

Lucille Onley1,2

F, b. circa 1886
FatherThomas L. Onley b. Sep 1847, d. 1935
MotherAnna W. Powell b. 1860, d. 1939
ChartsDescendants of William Custis (Ravenswood, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited23 Dec 2001
Birth*circa 1886Lucille was born circa 1886 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*10 November 1903She married Wilbur S. Ames, son of Joseph B. Ames and Isabella Sarah Ames, on 10 November 1903 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Wilbur S. Ames, a 30 year old painter, the son of Joseph B. & Sarah Ames and she was shown as Lucille Onley, age 17, the daughter of Thomas & Anna Onley. They were married by Chas. S. Corbitt..2 
Married Name10 November 1903 As of 10 November 1903,her married name was Ames. 

Family

Wilbur S. Ames b. c 1873

Citations

  1. [S319] James Egbert Mears, Hacks Neck and Its People, Past and Present, p. 182 (the Onley family).
  2. [S43] Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Register #4, 1896-1925.

Elsie F. Onley1,2

F, b. 10 November 1888, d. 4 March 1955
FatherThomas L. Onley b. Sep 1847, d. 1935
MotherAnna W. Powell b. 1860, d. 1939
ChartsDescendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter)
Descendants of William Burton (Gentleman, Metompkin)
Descendants of William Custis (Ravenswood, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Richard Hill (Gentleman, Hunting Creek)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of John Major (Nandua Creek)
Descendants of John Parramore (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited14 May 2014
Birth*10 November 1888Elsie was born on 10 November 1888 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Marriage*15 December 1910She married Herman Forest Drummond Sr., son of Capt. John Henry 'J.H.' Drummond and Elizabeth S. 'Bettie' Garrison, on 15 December 1910 at Belle Haven, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Herman F. Drummond, a 21 year old farmer, the son of John H. & Bettie Drummond and she was shown as Elsie F. Onley, age 21, the daughter of Thomas & Anna Onley. They were married by W.L. Murphy..2 
Married Name15 December 1910 As of 15 December 1910,her married name was Drummond. 
Death*4 March 1955Elsie died on 4 March 1955 at age 66.3 
Burial*Her body was interred at Edgehill Cem, Accomac, Acc Co, VA.4 

Family

Herman Forest Drummond Sr. b. 19 Feb 1889, d. 12 Oct 1962
Child 1.Anna Drummond+3 b. 5 Aug 1912

Citations

  1. [S319] James Egbert Mears, Hacks Neck and Its People, Past and Present, p. 182 (the Onley family).
  2. [S43] Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Register #4, 1896-1925.
  3. [S164] W. Edward Melson Jr., Drummond Family, p. 23.
  4. [S502] Jean Merritt Mihalyka & Faye Downing Wilson, Graven Stones of Lower Accomack County, Virginia.

Ivy Onley1

F, b. circa 1889
FatherThomas L. Onley b. Sep 1847, d. 1935
MotherAnna W. Powell b. 1860, d. 1939
Last Edited22 Dec 2001
Birth*circa 1889Ivy was born circa 1889 at Accomack Co, VA. 

Citations

  1. [S319] James Egbert Mears, Hacks Neck and Its People, Past and Present, p. 182 (the Onley family).

Elwood Onley1

M, b. circa 1891
FatherThomas L. Onley b. Sep 1847, d. 1935
MotherAnna W. Powell b. 1860, d. 1939
Last Edited22 Dec 2001
Birth*circa 1891Elwood was born circa 1891 at Accomack Co, VA. 

Citations

  1. [S319] James Egbert Mears, Hacks Neck and Its People, Past and Present, p. 182 (the Onley family).

Margaret Onley1

F, b. circa 1893
FatherThomas L. Onley b. Sep 1847, d. 1935
MotherAnna W. Powell b. 1860, d. 1939
Last Edited22 Dec 2001
Birth*circa 1893Margaret was born circa 1893 at Accomack Co, VA. 

Citations

  1. [S319] James Egbert Mears, Hacks Neck and Its People, Past and Present, p. 182 (the Onley family).

Virginia 'Jennie' Onley1,2

F, b. 21 October 1869
FatherJohn H. (of Jno.) Onley b. 16 Feb 1839, d. 27 Mar 1923
MotherMarianna Dines Watson b. 4 Dec 1842, d. 27 Jul 1923
Last Edited22 Dec 2001
Birth*21 October 1869Virginia was born on 21 October 1869 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Virginia F. Only, the daughter of John H. Only, a farmer living in Acc Co & Mary A. Onley. Her father gave the information..2 

Citations

  1. [S319] James Egbert Mears, Hacks Neck and Its People, Past and Present, p. 182 (the Onley family).
  2. [S728] Gial M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Birth Register, 1853-1896, Volume I, 1852-1876.

Mary D. Onley1

F, b. 1885, d. 1964
FatherJohn H. (of Jno.) Onley b. 16 Feb 1839, d. 27 Mar 1923
MotherMarianna Dines Watson b. 4 Dec 1842, d. 27 Jul 1923
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Thomas Welburne (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited11 Apr 2011
Birth*1885Mary was born in 1885 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*5 April 1905She married Fred P. Parks, son of John Parker Parks and Mareitta 'Mary' E. Waterfield, on 5 April 1905 at Craddockville, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Fred P. Parks, a 23 year old framer, the son of John & Merinetta Parks and she was shown as Mary D. Onley, the daughter of John H. & Mary Anna Onley. They were married by R.R. Payne. (Note: The copy used was very faint.)1,3 
Married Name5 April 1905 As of 5 April 1905,her married name was Parks. 
Census w/father*29 April 1910Mary was listed with her father in the census of 29 April 1910 at Pungoteague, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Mary D. Parks, a 25 year old daughter in HH#221 headed by John H. Onley, a 70 year old farmer. Also listed was Frederick P. Parks, a 26 year old son-in-law and they had been married 5 years. Listed below them was John L. Parks, a 3 year old grandson, who was evidnetly their son.4 
Death*1964Mary died in 1964.2 
Burial*Her body was interred at St. George Ep Ch Cem, Pungoteague, Acc Co, VA.2 

Family

Fred P. Parks b. 1883, d. 1949
Child 1.John Lester Parks Sr.+4 b. 27 Jun 1906, d. 18 Jun 1972

Citations

  1. [S319] James Egbert Mears, Hacks Neck and Its People, Past and Present, p. 182 (the Onley family).
  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.
  4. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1910 Federal Census, Accomack Co, VA.

Fred P. Parks1

M, b. 1883, d. 1949
FatherJohn Parker Parks b. c 1844
MotherMareitta 'Mary' E. Waterfield b. 5 Sep 1852, d. 17 Jan 1898
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Thomas Welburne (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited11 Apr 2011
Birth*1883Fred was born in 1883 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*5 April 1905He married Mary D. Onley, daughter of John H. (of Jno.) Onley and Marianna Dines Watson, on 5 April 1905 at Craddockville, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Fred P. Parks, a 23 year old framer, the son of John & Merinetta Parks and she was shown as Mary D. Onley, the daughter of John H. & Mary Anna Onley. They were married by R.R. Payne. (Note: The copy used was very faint.)3,1 
Census w/fath-in-law*29 April 1910Fred was listed with his father-in-law in the census of 29 April 1910 at Pungoteague, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Frederick P. Parks, a 26 year old son-in-law in HH#221 headed by John H. Onley, a 70 year old farmer. Also listed was Mary D. Parks, a 25 year old daughter, who was evidently his wife and John L. Parks, a 3 year old grandson, who was evidently their son.4 
Death*1949Fred died in 1949.2 
Burial*His body was interred at St. George Ep Ch Cem, Pungoteague, Acc Co, VA.2 

Family

Mary D. Onley b. 1885, d. 1964
Child 1.John Lester Parks Sr.+4 b. 27 Jun 1906, d. 18 Jun 1972

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. [S319] James Egbert Mears, Hacks Neck and Its People, Past and Present, p. 182 (the Onley family).
  4. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1910 Federal Census, Accomack Co, VA.

Lovey Onley1,2

F, b. 13 October 1870
FatherWilliam H. Onley b. c 1828, d. 6 Dec 1889
MotherTriphena 'Tiffany' Hickman b. c 1832, d. 8 Jun 1911
Last Edited22 Dec 2001
Birth*13 October 1870Lovey was born on 13 October 1870 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Lovey Onley, the daughter of Wm. Onley, a farmer living in Acc Co & Triffaney. Her father gave the information..2 
Marriage*12 February 1889She married Nathan Davis, son of Peter Davis, on 12 February 1889 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Nathan Davis, a 35 year old widowed farmer, born in Philadelphia, PA and living in Acc Co, VA, the son of Peter & Sarah Ann Davis and she was shown as Lovey Onley, age 17, the daughter of William & Triphena Onley. They were married by J.W. Ward..1 
Married Name12 February 1889 As of 12 February 1889,her married name was Davis. 

Family

Nathan Davis b. c 1853

Citations

  1. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  2. [S728] Gial M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Birth Register, 1853-1896, Volume I, 1852-1876.

Mary T. Parks1

F, b. circa 1866
FatherBenjamin 'Bennett' Parks b. c 1840
MotherEveline 'Emma' Baker b. c 1844
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of William Munns (1624/5 Muster on E.S.)
Last Edited22 Dec 2001
Birth*circa 1866Mary was born circa 1866 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*20 July 1887She married John E. Onley, son of Edward Thomas Onley and Sarah P. 'Sally' Davis, on 20 July 1887 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John E. Only, a 29 year old box maker, born in Acc Co, VA and living in Camden, NJ, the son of Edward T. & Sally P. Only and she was shown as Mary T. Parks, age 21, the daughter of Bennett & Emily Parks. They were married by J.W. Ward..1 
Married Name20 July 1887 As of 20 July 1887,her married name was Onley. 

Family

John E. Onley b. c 1849

Citations

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

Azie S. Scott1

F, b. 1877, d. 1954
FatherJohn T. Scott b. c 1845
MotherMargaret S. (-----) b. c 1850
Last Edited3 Jan 2002
Birth*1877Azie was born in 1877 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*8 November 1892She married Julius Franklin Onley, son of John Revel Gaskins Onley and Sarah Ann 'Sary' Ailworth, on 8 November 1892 at Lee Mont, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Julius F. Onley, a 23 year old house carpenter, the son of John R. & Sarah Onley and she was shown as Azie S. Scott, age 16, the daughter of John T. & Margaret S. Scott. They were married by J.E.T. Ewell..3,1 
Married Name8 November 1892 As of 8 November 1892,her married name was Onley. 
Death*1954Azie died in 1954.2 
Burial*Her body was interred at Parksley Cem, Acc Co, VA.2 

Family

Julius Franklin Onley b. 1868, d. 1941
Child 1.Franklin Riede Onley Sr.+ b. c 1905

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

Rosena T. 'Rosa' Porter1

F, b. 26 September 1827, d. 15 August 1887
FatherJohn Porter b. c 1795
MotherHenrietta Matthews b. 21 Apr 1796, d. 26 Feb 1891
Last Edited9 Sep 2003
Birth*26 September 1827Rosena was born on 26 September 1827 at Maryland.2 
Marriage*19 December 1848She married William J. Ardis on 19 December 1848 at Worcester Co, MD. They were shown only as William Ardis and Rosena Porter. No other information was given..3 
Married Name19 December 1848 As of 19 December 1848,her married name was Ardis. 
Census w/husband*1860Rosena was listed with her husband in the census of in 1860 at Accomack Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Rosena Ardis, age 28 in HH#10 headed by Wm. J. Ardis, a 35 year old farmer with personal estate valued at $500..4 
Marriage*18 January 1872She married Spencer (of Geo S) Nelson, son of George S. (of Spencer) Nelson and Betsy Melson, on 18 January 1872 at Modest Town, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Spencer Nelson, a 60 year old widowed farmer, the son of George & Eliz'th Nelson and she was shown as Rosa Harids, a 42 year old widow, born in MD and living in Acc Co, VA (her parents were not shown). They were married by D.A. Woodson..5 
Married Name18 January 1872 As of 18 January 1872,her married name was Nelson. 
Death*15 August 1887Rosena died on 15 August 1887 at Accomack Parish, Acc Co, VA, at age 59. She was shown as Rosena T. Nelson, who died at the age of 60 (cause not shown), the daughter of John & Henrietta Porter. She was born in MD and a housekeeper, the wife of Spencer Nelson who gave the information..2,1 
Burial*Her body was interred at Modest Town Baptist Ch Cem, Acc Co, VA. Her tombstone shows her as Rosene T. Nelson, the 2nd wife of Spencer Nelson..2 

Family 1

William J. Ardis b. c 1825
Marriage*19 December 1848She married William J. Ardis on 19 December 1848 at Worcester Co, MD. They were shown only as William Ardis and Rosena Porter. No other information was given..3 
Children 1.Frances Ardis b. c 1851
 2.Edward T. Ardis b. c 1852
 3.M. Saunders Ardis+ b. 30 Aug 1854, d. 2 Dec 1932
 4.Emma Florence Ardis+ b. 1864, d. 1943

Family 2

Spencer (of Geo S) Nelson b. 22 May 1812, d. 12 Apr 1889
Marriage*18 January 1872She married Spencer (of Geo S) Nelson, son of George S. (of Spencer) Nelson and Betsy Melson, on 18 January 1872 at Modest Town, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Spencer Nelson, a 60 year old widowed farmer, the son of George & Eliz'th Nelson and she was shown as Rosa Harids, a 42 year old widow, born in MD and living in Acc Co, VA (her parents were not shown). They were married by D.A. Woodson..5 

Citations

  1. [S569] Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Death Register, 1853-1896.
  2. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.
  3. [S594] Jody Powell, Worcester Co, MD, Marriage Records, 1795-1865.
  4. [S7] 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  5. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).

William J. Ardis

M, b. circa 1825
Last Edited9 Sep 2003
Birth*circa 1825William was born circa 1825 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*19 December 1848He married Rosena T. 'Rosa' Porter, daughter of John Porter and Henrietta Matthews, on 19 December 1848 at Worcester Co, MD. They were shown only as William Ardis and Rosena Porter. No other information was given..2 
Census head*1860William was listed as a head of household in the census of in 1860 at Accomack Parish, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Wm. J. Ardis the head of HH#10, a 35 year old farmer with personal estate valued at $500. Listed with him were the following Ardis: Rosena, age 28; Francis, age 9; and Edward T., age 8..1 

Family

Rosena T. 'Rosa' Porter b. 26 Sep 1827, d. 15 Aug 1887
Children 1.Frances Ardis b. c 1851
 2.Edward T. Ardis b. c 1852
 3.M. Saunders Ardis+ b. 30 Aug 1854, d. 2 Dec 1932
 4.Emma Florence Ardis+ b. 1864, d. 1943

Citations

  1. [S7] 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  2. [S594] Jody Powell, Worcester Co, MD, Marriage Records, 1795-1865.