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Elizabeteh Nock1

F, b. circa 1710
FatherJohn Nock I b. c 1674, d. b 29 Apr 1740
MotherMary Barnes b. c 1675
Last Edited13 Sep 2015
Birth*circa 1710Elizabeteh was born circa 1710 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Married Namecirca 1735 As of circa 1735,her married name was Jarman. 
Will - Father's*24 December 1739Elizabeteh was named in her father's will on 24 December 1739 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will John Nock, wife Rose, named sons George & William Nock the younger, brother Benjamin Nock & Nicholas Guy, son John Nock, Patience Bishop, Elizabeth Jarmine, Amy Bishop, daughter Comfort Mannering & children of Mary Justice, my daughter & Ann Bundick. Grandson John Baker, son of Comfort Mannering.2 

Citations

  1. [S889] Mary Frances Carey, Nocks of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 122 (will of John Nock, wife Rose).

Amy Nock1

F, b. circa 1712
FatherJohn Nock I b. c 1674, d. b 29 Apr 1740
MotherMary Barnes b. c 1675
ChartsDescendants of William Munns (1624/5 Muster on E.S.)
Last Edited26 Aug 2014
Birth*circa 1712Amy was born circa 1712 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1735She married William Bishop, son of Jacob Bishop II and Dorothy Senior, circa 1735.1 
Married Namecirca 1735 As of circa 1735,her married name was Bishop. 
Will - Father's*24 December 1739Amy was named in her father's will on 24 December 1739 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will John Nock, wife Rose, named sons George & William Nock the younger, brother Benjamin Nock & Nicholas Guy, son John Nock, Patience Bishop, Elizabeth Jarmine, Amy Bishop, daughter Comfort Mannering & children of Mary Justice, my daughter & Ann Bundick. Grandson John Baker, son of Comfort Mannering.2 

Family

William Bishop b. c 1710

Citations

  1. [S889] Mary Frances Carey, Nocks of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 122 (will of John Nock, wife Rose).

William Bishop

M, b. circa 1710
FatherJacob Bishop II1 b. c 1665, d. b 20 Apr 1720
MotherDorothy Senior1 b. c 1677
ChartsDescendants of William Munns (1624/5 Muster on E.S.)
Last Edited26 Sep 2013
Birth*circa 1710William was born circa 1710 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*1719/20William was named in his father's will in 1719/20 at Northampton Co, VA. He was shown as son William (under 18) in the will of Jacob Bishop, wife Dorothy. He was given all my land in Accomack County bounded by Ralph Justice and Wallop's road.1 
Marriage*circa 1735He married Amy Nock, daughter of John Nock I and Mary Barnes, circa 1735.2 

Family

Amy Nock b. c 1712

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 227 (will of Jacob Bishop, wife Dorothy).
  2. [S889] Mary Frances Carey, Nocks of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.

Jacob Bishop III1

M, b. circa 1704, d. before 28 June 1757
FatherJacob Bishop II1 b. c 1665, d. b 20 Apr 1720
MotherDorothy Senior1 b. c 1677
ChartsDescendants of William Munns (1624/5 Muster on E.S.)
Last Edited26 Sep 2013
Birth*circa 1704Jacob was born circa 1704 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*1719/20Jacob was named in his father's will in 1719/20 at Northampton Co, VA. He was shown as son Jacob (under 18) in the will of Jacob Bishop, wife Dorothy. He was given all my land in Accomack County bounded by Ralph Justice and Wallop's road.1 
Marriage*circa 1725He married Patience Nock, daughter of John Nock I and Mary Barnes, circa 1725.2 
Will*7 February 1756Jacob made a will on 7 February 1756 at Accomack Co, VA. To son John land where he now dwells during his life, containing 50 acres reversion to my son Muns Bishop & for want of heirs to my daughter Margaret Bishop. To wife Patience plantation where I now live during her widow Daughters Temperance & Margaret to have a home on said plantation until they marry, & at the death of my wife I give the said plantation to my son Jacob Bishop. To daughter Leah Cowley. To daughter Patience Taylor. To grandaughter Sarah Rogers. Daughters Temperance & Margaret Bishop residual legatees. John Kitson, Sr., John Nock & Thomas Webb to divide estate. Wife Patience & sons Muns & Jacob Exrs. Witt: Richard Justice, James Fitzgearld, Thomas Webb.3 
Death*before 28 June 1757He died before 28 June 1757 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated. John Bishop heir at law to the testator.3 

Family

Patience Nock b. c 1702
Child 1.Muns Bishop II+3 b. c 1750

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 227 (will of Jacob Bishop, wife Dorothy).
  2. [S889] Mary Frances Carey, Nocks of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 189 (will of Jacob Bishop, wife Patience).

Elizabeth (-----)

F, b. circa 1735
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited3 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1735Elizabeth was born circa 1735 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1755She married Benjamin (118) Nock, son of Benjamin Nock and Rose (67) Armey Trader, circa 1755.1 
Married Namecirca 1755 As of circa 1755,her married name was Nock. 
Will - Husb's*23 December 1790Elizabeth was named in her husband's will on 23 December 1790 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as wife Elizabeth in the will of Benjamin Nock..1 

Family

Benjamin (118) Nock b. c 1732, d. Jul 1791
Children 1.Thomas Nock b. c 1756
 2.Solomon Nock+ b. c 1758, d. Feb 1819
 3.George Nock Sr.+ b. c 1760
 4.Sophia Nock b. c 1762

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 390 (will of Benjamin Nock).

Thomas Nock1

M, b. circa 1756
FatherBenjamin (118) Nock b. c 1732, d. Jul 1791
MotherElizabeth (-----) b. c 1735
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited3 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1756Thomas was born circa 1756 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*23 December 1790Thomas was named in his father's will on 23 December 1790 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Thomas in the will of Benjamin Nock..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 390 (will of Benjamin Nock).

Sophia Nock1

F, b. circa 1762
FatherBenjamin (118) Nock b. c 1732, d. Jul 1791
MotherElizabeth (-----) b. c 1735
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited3 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1762Sophia was born circa 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*23 December 1790Sophia was named in her father's will on 23 December 1790 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Sophia Nock in the will of Benjamin Nock..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 390 (will of Benjamin Nock).

(-----) Acar

M, b. circa 1730
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited29 May 2011
Birth*circa 1730(-----) was born circa 1730. 
Marriage*circa 1765He married Patience (119) Nock, daughter of Benjamin Nock and Rose (67) Armey Trader, circa 1765. Also referred to as Ackworth..1 

Family

Patience (119) Nock b. c 1734, d. b 27 Feb 1797

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 229 (will of Benjamin Nock).

Sarah Nock1

F, b. circa 1738, d. before 7 July 1765
FatherBenjamin Nock b. c 1690, d. Dec 1766
MotherRose (67) Armey Trader b. c 1702, d. b 24 Feb 1755
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited21 Jul 2007
Birth*circa 1738Sarah was born circa 1738 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1755She married Henry Read circa 1755.1 
Married Namecirca 1755 As of circa 1755,her married name was Read. 
Death*before 7 July 1765Sarah died before 7 July 1765 at Accomack Co, VA. She was probably dec'd by this date as Benjamin Nock left items to grandchildren which his daughter Sarah bore to Henry Reed..1 

Family

Henry Read b. c 1730

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 229 (will of Benjamin Nock).

Henry Read

M, b. circa 1730
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited16 Nov 2008
Birth*circa 1730Henry was born circa 1730 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1755He married Sarah Nock, daughter of Benjamin Nock and Rose (67) Armey Trader, circa 1755.1 

Family

Sarah Nock b. c 1738, d. b 7 Jul 1765

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 229 (will of Benjamin Nock).

Spencer (125) Mears1,2

M, b. circa 1734, d. before 29 September 1794
FatherJohn Mears b. c 1698, d. Mar 1762
MotherSabrah (68) Armey Trader b. c 1704, d. Feb 1785
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited21 Jan 2011
Birth*circa 1734Spencer was born circa 1734 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1768He married Margaret 'Peggy' (50F) Bradford, daughter of John (17) Bradford and Sarah (-----), circa 1768.3 
Will - Mother's*20 April 1784Spencer was named in his mother's will on 20 April 1784 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will*25 May 1794He made a will on 25 May 1794 at Accomack Co, VA. To wife Margaret land where I now live for 8 years to bring up my small children & then to my son James. To son Calep Mears. Children James, Rachel, Sally, Rosey, Calep, Robert, Frances, Elizabeth & Nancy Mears resid. legatees. Wife Margaret & Robert Bradford Exrs. Witt: Elisha Mears, Roberson Savage, Levin Mears.
.4 
Death*before 29 September 1794Spencer died before 29 September 1794. It was on this date that his will was probated..4 
Est settm't*27 October 1800Spencer estate was settled on 27 October 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. No Date (Audit), 27 Oct 1800 (Rec'd) - Peggy Mears Extr. Part of father estate to: Rachel Mears, Sally Mears, James Mears, Rosanna Mears, Caleb Mears, Francis Mears, Robert Mears, Betsy Mears & Nancy Mears. Auditors: Custis Willis & Elisha Mears..5 
Anecdote*1801 After Spencer Mears' estate was settled, his children Robert, Francis, Elizabeth and Nancy had guardians appointed, implying they were under age.6 

Family

Margaret 'Peggy' (50F) Bradford b. c 1744, d. b 25 Jan 1796
Marriage*circa 1768He married Margaret 'Peggy' (50F) Bradford, daughter of John (17) Bradford and Sarah (-----), circa 1768.3 
Children 1.James (87G) Mears b. c 1768, d. Feb 1800
 2.Rachel (87H) Mears b. c 1770
 3.Sally (87I) Mears b. c 1772
 4.Rosannah 'Rosey' (87J) Mears+ b. c 1774
 5.Caleb (87K) Mears b. c 1776
 6.Robert (87L) Mears b. c 1778
 7.Frances (87M) Mears b. c 1780
 8.Elizabeth 'Betty' (87N) Mears b. c 1784
 9.Nancy (87O) Mears b. c 1786

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 353-354 (will of Sabra Mears).
  2. [S888] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 130 (Granger Family).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 416 (will of Spencer Mears, wife Margaret).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 416 (will of Spencer Mears).
  5. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 373 (settlement of Spencer Mears).
  6. [S913] Mary Francis Carey to M.K. Miles, Mears Charts: I - VIII & associated files.

John (122) Mears1,2

M, b. circa 1730, d. January 1785
FatherJohn Mears b. c 1698, d. Mar 1762
MotherSabrah (68) Armey Trader b. c 1704, d. Feb 1785
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited21 Feb 2010
Birth*circa 1730John was born circa 1730 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Will - Grfath's*14 August 1745John was named in his grandfather's will on 14 August 1745 at Accomack Co, VA.4 
Land rec'd as gift*1761John received land as a gift in 1761 at Accomack Co, VA. It was in this year that he was called John Mears, the younger, in the deed in which his parents gave him the Richard Armitrader land. This tract of 150 acres was located north of the present road from Keller to Wachapreague, north of Grangeville and south of Oak Grove Church (Whitelaw, p. 790 and map).. 
Marriage*circa 1762He married Mary 'Molly' Beach, daughter of Joseph Beach and Mary (-----), circa 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. John and Molly Mears lived in the Fair Oaks section of the county on land inherited from his grandfather Richard Armitrader. This homestead was in the same neighborhood as Cottrels Ridge, the home of Joseph Beach, father of Molly..3 
Will - Mother's*20 April 1784John was named in his mother's will on 20 April 1784 at Accomack Co, VA.5 
Will*17 December 1784He made a will on 17 December 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. To son Richard 100 acres, 300 gallons of cask and one half his still and worm. To son Abel Mears the remainder of my land containing 50 acres and one half his still and worm and 300 gallons of cask. Wife Molly Mears her choice of furniture and tools and his best dwelling house, as long as she remained his widow. To son John Mears five pounds current money. To son Robert Mears his sorrel mare. To son William Mears one cow and calf. To son-in-law Frederick Beech one shilling. He directed that his slaves be sold. Wife Molly Mears, John Mears, Polly Mears, Robert Mears, Betsy Mears, Patience Mears, Adah Mears, Peggy Mears, James Mears & William Mears residual legatees. Kendal Beech & John Spiers Exrs. Witt: John Elliot, Robert Guy.
.6 
Death*January 1785John died in January 1785.6 
Probate*25 January 1785John's will was probated on 25 January 1785 at Accomack Co, VA.6 

Family

Mary 'Molly' Beach b. c 1744
Marriage*circa 1762He married Mary 'Molly' Beach, daughter of Joseph Beach and Mary (-----), circa 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. John and Molly Mears lived in the Fair Oaks section of the county on land inherited from his grandfather Richard Armitrader. This homestead was in the same neighborhood as Cottrels Ridge, the home of Joseph Beach, father of Molly..3 
Children 1.Richard (of Jno) Mears (Sea Side)+ b. c 1763, d. Dec 1824
 2.Leah Mears+ b. c 1764
 3.Abel Mears Sr.+ b. c 1765, d. b 25 Oct 1841
 4.John (Neck) Mears+ b. c 1767, d. Sep 1819
 5.Polly Mears b. c 1768
 6.Robert Mears+ b. c 1769
 7.Elizabeth 'Betsy' Mears+ b. c 1772
 8.Patience Mears b. c 1774
 9.Adah Mears b. c 1777
 10.Margaret 'Peggy' Mears+ b. c 1780, d. Jan 1835
 11.James (of Molly) Mears+ b. c 1780, d. Oct 1837
 12.William (of Molly) Mears+ b. c 1783, d. May 1837

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 353-354 (will of Sabar Mears) & p. 149 (will of John Meers).
  2. [S888] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 130 (Granger Family).
  3. [S890] Mary Frances Carey, Bartholomew Mears of Accomack County, Virginia, One line of Descent.
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 149 (will of John Meers).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 353-354 (will of Sabra Mears).
  6. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 353 (will of John Mears).

John Mears1,2

M, b. circa 1671, d. September 1747
FatherBartholomew Mears (I) b. c 1641, d. Dec 1682
MotherMary (-----) b. c 1648, d. Mar 1705
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Ancestors of Barry Wayne Miles (#1)
Ancestors of Barry Wayne Miles (#2)
Last Edited23 Jan 2017
Birth*circa 1671John was born circa 1671 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as under age 18 in his father's will of 1682..3,4 
Will - Father's*16 December 1682John was named in his father's will on 16 December 1682 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Anecdote*1690 John Mears lived at the original Mears Plantation on Beaver Dam Branch, southeast of the present town of Keller, VA. His name appeared on Accomack County Tithable list in 1692.5 
Marriage*circa 1692He married Margaret Garrison, daughter of Richard Garrison and Rose Kellam, circa 1692.1,4 
Will - Mother's*28 July 1703John was named in his mother's will on 28 July 1703 at Accomack Co, VA.6 
Land gave*1 April 1729John deeded land as a gift on 1 April 1729 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that John Mears gave to his "beloved" son, George Meras, 50 acres of land on the north side "of the plantation I bought of Major Hitchens (Acc Co Deeds, Wills & Etc., 1715-1729, p. 315). Should son George die without heirs, the land was to revert to his father. On the same day, John Mears gave son John Mears 150 acres "near head of Machipungo Creek upon a place called the beaver dam branch joining up land of John Willis.. 
Will*14 August 1745He made a will on 14 August 1745 at Accomack Co, VA. To son Thomas plantation where I now live containing 150 acres, reversion to my grandson John Meers, son of John. To son John Meers plantation where he now lives containing 150 acres that my father Bartholomew Meers gave me. To son Mark Meers plantation purchased of Major Hitchens with 50 acres of land adjacent, also 50 acres adjacent it off the tract where I now live. To son Thomas the choice of his guns and the biggest table, and all the corn, wheat, tobacco and cider produced on his plantation the year he died. To son John my hand mill stones and the choice of beds, callico curtains, best rug and blanket, one pewter dish and one pewter bason and his least gun. To Mark my little gun and one bed and rug. All his wearing clothes were to be equally divided between sons John, Thomas and Mark. Son Bartholomew Meers was given his great gun. To sons John & Thomas 70 acres adjoining land of Joseph Ames to be sold for the payment of my debts. Sons John, Thomas & Mark Meers & daughters Elizabeth Major & Mary Ames residual legatees. Sons John & Thomas Exrs. Witt: Francis Savage, William Garrison. (NOTE: From his will it appears John Mears devised several hundred acres more than he owned. He did not mention son George, who had apparently died since 1729, with his 50 acres reverting back. The land he left son John was apparently the same land he had deeded him in 1729, while the land left son Mark seems to have been only the entire 170 acres purchased of Major Hitchens.)7 
Death*September 1747John died in September 1747.7 
Probate*29 September 1747John's will was probated on 29 September 1747 at Accomack Co, VA. Bartholomew Meers was named heir at law to the testator.
.7 

Family

Margaret Garrison b. c 1674
Marriage*circa 1692He married Margaret Garrison, daughter of Richard Garrison and Rose Kellam, circa 1692.1,4 
Children 1.Bartholomew Mears (III)+ b. c 1693, d. Apr 1766
 2.Thomas Mears+ b. c 1695, d. Mar 1775
 3.John Mears+ b. c 1698, d. Mar 1762
 4.George Mears b. c 1700, d. 1729
 5.Mary Mears+ b. c 1702
 6.Elizabeth Mears+ b. c 1704
 7.Mark Mears+ b. c 1705, d. Feb 1773

Citations

  1. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 213 (Barthelomew Mears Chart).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 11 (will of Bartholomew Meers) & p. 149 (will of John Meers).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 11 (will of Bartholomew Meers).
  4. [S890] Mary Frances Carey, Bartholomew Mears of Accomack County, Virginia, One line of Descent, p. 52 (Chart I).
  5. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 195.
  6. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 36 (will of Mary Meers).
  7. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 149 (will of John Meers).

Margaret Garrison1

F, b. circa 1674
FatherRichard Garrison b. c 1645, d. b 6 Aug 1717
MotherRose Kellam2 b. c 1650
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Ancestors of Barry Wayne Miles (#1)
Ancestors of Barry Wayne Miles (#2)
Last Edited13 Jun 2010
Birth*circa 1674Margaret was born circa 1674 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*circa 1692She married John Mears, son of Bartholomew Mears (I) and Mary (-----), circa 1692.3,4 
Married Namecirca 1692 As of circa 1692,her married name was Mears. 
Will - Father's*23 February 1709Margaret was named in her father's will on 23 February 1709 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Margaret Mears in the will of Richard Garrison and John Mears witnessed the will..1,5 

Family

John Mears b. c 1671, d. Sep 1747
Children 1.Bartholomew Mears (III)+ b. c 1693, d. Apr 1766
 2.Thomas Mears+ b. c 1695, d. Mar 1775
 3.John Mears+ b. c 1698, d. Mar 1762
 4.George Mears b. c 1700, d. 1729
 5.Mary Mears+ b. c 1702
 6.Elizabeth Mears+ b. c 1704
 7.Mark Mears+ b. c 1705, d. Feb 1773

Citations

  1. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 195.
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 56 (will of Richard Garrison, wife no name).
  3. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 213 (Barthelomew Mears Chart).
  4. [S890] Mary Frances Carey, Bartholomew Mears of Accomack County, Virginia, One line of Descent, p. 52 (Chart I).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 56 (will of Richard Garrison).

Bartholomew Mears (I)

M, b. circa 1641, d. December 1682
ChartsAncestors of Barry Wayne Miles
Last Edited23 Jan 2017
Birth*circa 1641Bartholomew was born circa 1641.1 
Anecdote*1655 The progenitor of the Mears family of the Eastern Shore of Virginia was Bartholomew Mears, who came to Northampton (now Accomack) County by 1655. His name was given as a headright by William Taylor when Taylor was granted 300 acres of land near the head of Occohannock Creek on 11 Mar 1655 (Nugetn, Vol. I, p. 331). Taylor was eligible for 300 acres for having paid the transportation costs to bring 6 persons to the Virginia Colony, Bartholomew Mears being one of them. On 26 Mar 1662 William Taylor and Bartholomew Mears were together granted 500 acres for the transport of 10 persons (Nugent, Vol. I, p. 419). The land was bounded on the east by land of John Evans and "part of the Beaver Dams of Matchipungo Creek" and on the west by lands of the head of Occohannock Creek. On 5 Apr 1666 Bartholomew Mears was granted 300 acres in the same area for the transport fo 6 persons (Nugent, Vol. I, p. 551). On 4 Oct 1668 he and William Taylor divided their 500 acre patent, Taylor being deeded 300 acres by Bartholomew Mears and holding the remaining 200 acres (Acc Co Deeds & Wills, 1664-1671, p. 94). Bartholomew Mears received a new patent on 9 October 1672 for his entire 500 acres (Nugent, Vol. II, p. 119). Whitelaw, p. 749-751 locates this patent as approximately half way between present day Painter and Keller, to the east of US Route 13. The land was crossed by Beaver Dam Branch of Machipungo Creek, which later became known as Otter Dam Branch, before being called Mears Branch, and is shown on present day maps as Frog Stool Branch. On 25 Oct 1679, Bartholomew Mears, planter, bought 355 additional acres from John Cropper of Somerset County, MD for 1600 pounds of tobacco, "the plantation whereon John Kellam now dwelleth at head of Occohannock Creel (Acc Co Wills & Deeds, 1676-1690, p. 167). Whitelaw, p 600, places this land to be west of present day US Route 13, south of Pungoteague. With this purchase Bartholomew Mears owned 855 acres.2,3
 
Marriage*circa 1664He married Mary (-----) circa 1664. He married before 4 Oct 1668 as the deed he gave to William Taylor on that date was cosigned by his wife, Mary Mears..4 
Tithable list*1668Bartholomew was on the list of tithables at Accomack Co, VA, for in 1668. His name was on the Tithable list in 1668 with two tithables and by 1675 had increased to five tithables. After his death in 1682 the name of "widow Mears" was on the list through the year 1691..2 
Anecdote21 November 1671 On 21 Nov 1671 Bartholomew Mears, aged 30 years, gave a deposition in Acc Co Court as the line between the lands of Edward Harmon and those of Richard Kellam (Acc Co Orders, Wills & c., 1671-1673, p. 32). This would put his birth at 1641 and he would have been only age 14 when he came to Virginia. He would then have been only 21 when he patented the 500 acres with William Taylor in 1662 and age 25 in 1666 when he patented his own land. 
Anecdote17 April 1677 On 17 Apr 1677 the Acc Co Court ordered that Nathaniel Mason, "servant to Bartholomew Mears," was to serve his master "one year more" (Acc Co Orders, 1677-1678, p. 36) and on 20 Feb 1678 a servant girl of Mears, Margaret Cowley, was judged to be 14 years old (Acc Co Orders, 1677-1678, p. 116). 
Anecdote17 December 1679 On 17 Dec 1679 Bartholomew Mears was appointed "surveyor of the highways from John Willis to ye extent of the County Southerly upon ye Sea Side" (Acc Co Wills, Deeds & Orders, 1678-1682, p. 147). 
Will*16 December 1682He made a will on 16 December 1682 at Accomack Co, VA. To godson John Rogers. To Samuel, the son of William Williams. To eldest son Bartholomew Mears plantation where I now live on the South side of the branch and all house and appurtenances thereunto belonging ... his said part of my said plantation lying upon three hundred acres upon the eastmost side of Beaver Dam Branch; privilege of timber on plantation on East side of Beaver Dam Branch. To son John all the land from the Small Branch Southerly to Richard Kellam's line. To son Richard land from that Little Branch Northwest. To sons Robert & William plantation at Occahannock, Robert to have 200 acres & William the remainder. Bartholomew Jr. was also given my great gun and Robert and William my other two guns. Wife Mary Exec. Daughter Elizabeth, wife of George Freshwater, an equal part in all cattle, horses, mares and sheep. Personal estate to remain as it is until my children come to age. William Nock & William Burton overseers. Sons to be at age at 18 & daughters at 16. Witt: John Washbourne, Susanna Washbourne, John Willis, Sr..5,2 
Death*December 1682Bartholomew died in December 1682.5 
Probate*28 December 1682Bartholomew's will was probated on 28 December 1682 at Accomack Co, VA.5 

Family

Mary (-----) b. c 1648, d. Mar 1705
Marriage*circa 1664He married Mary (-----) circa 1664. He married before 4 Oct 1668 as the deed he gave to William Taylor on that date was cosigned by his wife, Mary Mears..4 
Children 1.Elizabeth Mears+ b. c 1665, d. b 14 Aug 1733
 2.Bartholomew Mears (II) b. c 1668, d. b 1703
 3.John Mears+ b. c 1671, d. Sep 1747
 4.Richard (of Bar) Mears b. c 1672
 5.Mary Mears b. c 1673
 6.Robert Mears b. c 1674
 7.Dorothy Mears b. c 1675
 8.William Mears+ b. c 1677, d. Jan 1745

Citations

  1. [S890] Mary Frances Carey, Bartholomew Mears of Accomack County, Virginia, One line of Descent, p. 52 (Chart I).
  2. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 193.
  3. [S890] Mary Frances Carey, Bartholomew Mears of Accomack County, Virginia, One line of Descent, p. 1.
  4. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 213 (Barthelomew Mears Chart).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 11 (will of Bartholomew Meers).

Mary (-----)

F, b. circa 1648, d. March 1705
ChartsAncestors of Barry Wayne Miles
Last Edited15 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1648Mary was born circa 1648. 
Marriage*circa 1664She married Bartholomew Mears (I) circa 1664. He married before 4 Oct 1668 as the deed he gave to William Taylor on that date was cosigned by his wife, Mary Mears..1 
Married Namecirca 1664 As of circa 1664,her married name was Mears. 
Will - Husb's*16 December 1682Mary was named in her husband's will on 16 December 1682 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as wife Mary Mears and made Extr of the estate of Bartholomew Mears. She would have been on 34 years old at this time, but did not remarry..2 
Anecdote*1688 On 17 Nov 1688 Mary Mears gave a deposition stating that her age was about 40 years old (Acc Co Orders, 1682-1697, p. 151). 
Will*28 July 1703She made a will on 28 July 1703 at Accomack Co, VA. To son William. To son John. To children Richard, Robert, Elizabeth, Mary & Dorothy. Son William Exr. Witt: Joseph Aymes, James Maccome, Robert Scott.
.3 
Death*March 1705Mary died in March 1705.3 
Probate*3 April 1705Mary's will was probated on 3 April 1705 at Accomack Co, VA.3 

Family

Bartholomew Mears (I) b. c 1641, d. Dec 1682
Marriage*circa 1664She married Bartholomew Mears (I) circa 1664. He married before 4 Oct 1668 as the deed he gave to William Taylor on that date was cosigned by his wife, Mary Mears..1 
Children 1.Elizabeth Mears+ b. c 1665, d. b 14 Aug 1733
 2.Bartholomew Mears (II) b. c 1668, d. b 1703
 3.John Mears+ b. c 1671, d. Sep 1747
 4.Richard (of Bar) Mears b. c 1672
 5.Mary Mears b. c 1673
 6.Robert Mears b. c 1674
 7.Dorothy Mears b. c 1675
 8.William Mears+ b. c 1677, d. Jan 1745

Citations

  1. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 213 (Barthelomew Mears Chart).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 11 (will of Bartholomew Meers).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 36 (will of Mary Meers).

Bartholomew Mears (II)1

M, b. circa 1668, d. before 1703
FatherBartholomew Mears (I) b. c 1641, d. Dec 1682
MotherMary (-----) b. c 1648, d. Mar 1705
Last Edited14 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1668Bartholomew was born circa 1668 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*16 December 1682Bartholomew was named in his father's will on 16 December 1682 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Bartholomew Meers, the heir at law to the testator, John Meers, son of Bartholomew..1 
Death*before 1703Bartholomew died before 1703. He died a single person without heirs between the will of his father and the will of his mother. His brother John Mears owned the home plantation when he died in 1747 (Whitelaw, p. 751)..2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 11 (will of Bartholomew Meers).
  2. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 193.

Richard (of Bar) Mears1

M, b. circa 1672
FatherBartholomew Mears (I) b. c 1641, d. Dec 1682
MotherMary (-----) b. c 1648, d. Mar 1705
Last Edited15 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1672Richard was born circa 1672 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*16 December 1682Richard was named in his father's will on 16 December 1682 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1700He married Margaret (-----) circa 1700.2 
Will - Mother's*28 July 1703Richard was named in his mother's will on 28 July 1703 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Land sold*1 January 1704Richard sold land on 1 January 1704 at Accomack Co, VA. On 1 Jan 1704 Richard Mears and his wife Margaret sold the 150 acres that he heired from his father to William Savage and seemed to disappear from Acc Co records after that (Acc Co Wills Etc., 1692-1715, part 2, p. 68).. 

Family

Margaret (-----) b. c 1675

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 11 (will of Bartholomew Meers).
  2. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 213 (Barthelomew Mears Chart).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 36 (will of Mary Meers).

Robert Mears1

M, b. circa 1674
FatherBartholomew Mears (I) b. c 1641, d. Dec 1682
MotherMary (-----) b. c 1648, d. Mar 1705
Last Edited15 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1674Robert was born circa 1674 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*16 December 1682Robert was named in his father's will on 16 December 1682 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Mother's*28 July 1703Robert was named in his mother's will on 28 July 1703 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Anecdote*11 January 1707 On 11 Jan 1707 Robert Mears and wife Anne, of Northampton County, VA, sold 100 acres to Thomas Window Senr. and 100 acres to Thomas Window Junr (Acc Co Wills Etc., 1692-1715, part 2, pp. 254 & 257). After this date he too seemed to disapear from Acc Co records. 
Marriage*before 30 May 1709He married Anne (of Rich I) Nottingham, daughter of Richard Nottingham I and Elizabeth Haddon (Haddon?), before 30 May 1709 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that the estate of John Davis was administered to Ann Mears, widow of the dec'd. John Marshall & Luke Johnson were securities. Appraisers were Luke Laylor, Jacob Dewey, George Dewey and John White Sr..3,4 

Family

Anne (of Rich I) Nottingham b. c 1660, d. b 16 Jul 1717

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 11 (will of Bartholomew Meers).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 36 (will of Mary Meers).
  3. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 213 (Barthelomew Mears Chart).
  4. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 180 (adm. of John Davis).

Elizabeth Mears1,2

F, b. circa 1665, d. before 14 August 1733
FatherBartholomew Mears (I) b. c 1641, d. Dec 1682
MotherMary (-----) b. c 1648, d. Mar 1705
ChartsDescendants of William Bibby (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited21 May 2010
Birth*circa 1665Elizabeth was born circa 1665 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1680She married George (6) Freshwater, son of George Freshwater Sr. and Elizabeth (3) Bibby, circa 1680.1 
Married Namecirca 1680 As of circa 1680,her married name was Freshwater. 
Will - Father's*16 December 1682Elizabeth was named in her father's will on 16 December 1682 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Elizabeth, wife of George Freshwater, in the will of Bartholomew Meers..1 
Will - Mother's*28 July 1703Elizabeth was named in her mother's will on 28 July 1703 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown only as one of my children Elizabeth in the will of Mary Meers. She didn't show surnames for any of her children. But it does prove that her daughter Elizabeth, who had been mentioned in her husband's will about 20 years earlier, was still alive..3 
Will - Husb's*26 October 1717Elizabeth was named in her husband's will on 26 October 1717 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as wife Elizabeth Freshwater in the will of George Freshwater.4 
Will*before 14 August 1733Elizabeth made a will before 14 August 1733 at Northampton Co, VA. Her will was undated. To my son George Freshwater. To my son Thomas Freshwater. To my son Mark Freshwater. To my son Matthew Freshwater. To dau. Elizabeth Rascoe 225#t due me from Mr. John Holbrook. To my dau. Rossando Loughly clothing bought of Susanna Bowdoin and pettycoat weaved by Peter Rascoe. To my dau. Sarah Costin bed and bolster during her life and then to her son Matthew Costin, and a suit of clothes bought of Moody. To my granddau. Comfort Dunton silk handkerchief which I had of Burton. Sons Thomas and Mark Freshwater extrs. Five bushels of corn owed to Francis Costin and 6 bushels to John Marshall. Witt: Thomas Moor, Frances (her X) Moor.5 
Death*before 14 August 1733She died before 14 August 1733 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that her will was probated.5 

Family

George (6) Freshwater b. c 1655, d. b 17 Mar 1717/18
Marriage*circa 1680She married George (6) Freshwater, son of George Freshwater Sr. and Elizabeth (3) Bibby, circa 1680.1 
Children 1.John (17) Freshwater+4 b. c 1682, d. b 28 Jul 1709
 2.George (18) Freshwater+4 b. c 1684, d. b 9 Oct 1739
 3.Thomas (19) Freshwater+4 b. c 1686, d. b 13 Feb 1738/39
 4.Mark (20) Freshwater+4 b. c 1688, d. b 9 Feb 1762
 5.Matthew (21) Freshwater+4 b. c 1690, d. b 10 Sep 1745
 6.Sarah (22 ) Freshwater+4 b. c 1692
 7.Elizabeth (23) Freshwater+4 b. c 1694, d. b 14 May 1734
 8.Roseander (24) Freshwater4 b. c 1696

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 11 (will of Bartholomew Meers).
  2. [S887] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 312 (Bibby Family).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 36 (will of Mary Meers).
  4. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 212 (will of George Freshwater, wife Elizabeth).
  5. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 283 (will of Elizabeth Freshwater).

George (6) Freshwater1

M, b. circa 1655, d. before 17 March 1717/18
FatherGeorge Freshwater Sr. b. 1634, d. b 28 May 1688
MotherElizabeth (3) Bibby b. Apr 1636, d. b 19 Mar 1687
ChartsDescendants of William Bibby (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited21 May 2010
Birth*circa 1655George was born circa 1655 at Northampton Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1680He married Elizabeth Mears, daughter of Bartholomew Mears (I) and Mary (-----), circa 1680.2 
Will - Father's*19 March 1687George was named in his father's will on 19 March 1687 at Northampton Co, VA. He was shown as son George Freshwater in the will of George Freshwater Sr.3 
Will*26 October 1717George made a will on 26 October 1717 at Northampton Co, VA. To my sons George and Thomas Freshwater the land whereon I live and all my land which I have purchased adjoining it, and my island called Holloways Shole, to be eq. div. To my sons Mark and Mathew Freshwater my 200 A. bought of Gorton Hunt to be eq. div. Remaining estate to my wife Elizabeth Freshwater, my son Thomas Freshwater, son Mathew Freshwater, dau. Reseander Freshwater, and my dau. Sarah Freshwater. My dau. Elizabeth Rasco and my granddau. Comfort Freshwater to have one shilling each. Wife extrx. Witt: John Eyre, Daniel Eyre, Samuel Burton, William Eyre.4 
Death*before 17 March 1717/18George died before 17 March 1717/18 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated..1,4 

Family

Elizabeth Mears b. c 1665, d. b 14 Aug 1733
Children 1.John (17) Freshwater+ b. c 1682, d. b 28 Jul 1709
 2.George (18) Freshwater+ b. c 1684, d. b 9 Oct 1739
 3.Thomas (19) Freshwater+ b. c 1686, d. b 13 Feb 1738/39
 4.Mark (20) Freshwater+ b. c 1688, d. b 9 Feb 1762
 5.Matthew (21) Freshwater+ b. c 1690, d. b 10 Sep 1745
 6.Sarah (22 ) Freshwater+ b. c 1692
 7.Elizabeth (23) Freshwater+ b. c 1694, d. b 14 May 1734
 8.Roseander (24) Freshwater b. c 1696

Citations

  1. [S887] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 312 (Bibby Family).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 11 (will of Bartholomew Meers).
  3. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 134 (will of George Freshwater Sr.).
  4. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 212 (will of George Freshwater, wife Elizabeth).

Margaret (-----)

F, b. circa 1675
Last Edited5 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1675Margaret was born circa 1675. 
Marriage*circa 1700She married Richard (of Bar) Mears, son of Bartholomew Mears (I) and Mary (-----), circa 1700.1 
Married Namecirca 1700 As of circa 1700,her married name was Mears. 

Family

Richard (of Bar) Mears b. c 1672

Citations

  1. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 213 (Barthelomew Mears Chart).

Anne (of Rich I) Nottingham1

F, b. circa 1660, d. before 16 July 1717
FatherRichard Nottingham I1 b. c 1621, d. b 29 Nov 1692
MotherElizabeth Haddon (Haddon?)1 b. c 1632
Last Edited13 Jun 2019
Birth*circa 1660Anne was born circa 1660 at Northampton Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1680She married Charles Parks I circa 1680.2 
Married Namecirca 1680 As of circa 1680,her married name was Parks. 
Will - Husb's11 February 1693/94Anne was named in her husband's will on 11 February 1693/94 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as a wife Ann in the will of Charles Parkes, blacksmith.2 
Marriage*29 March 1697She married Thomas Cowdrey, son of Benjamin Cowdrey, on 29 March 1697.3,1 
Married Name29 March 1697 As of 29 March 1697,her married name was Cowdrey. 
Will - Husb's*25 May 1698Anne was named in her husband's will on 25 May 1698 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as wife Ann in the will of Thomas Cowdry. He also named brothers-in-law Benjamin & Robert Nottingham to oversee.3 
Marriage*circa 1700She married John Davis circa 1700 at Northampton Co, VA.4 
Married Namecirca 1700 As of circa 1700,her married name was Davis. 
Marriage*before 30 May 1709She married Robert Mears, son of Bartholomew Mears (I) and Mary (-----), before 30 May 1709 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that the estate of John Davis was administered to Ann Mears, widow of the dec'd. John Marshall & Luke Johnson were securities. Appraisers were Luke Laylor, Jacob Dewey, George Dewey and John White Sr..5,4 
Married Namebefore 30 May 1709 As of before 30 May 1709,her married name was Mears. 
Marriage*2 July 1709Anne (of Rich I) Nottingham married William Scott I, son of Thomas Scott and Ann (-----), on 2 July 1709. Wm. Scott Jr. & Gawton Hunt were the security on the M.L.B. of William Scott Sr. and Ann Davis, widow. Wm. Kendall Jr. was a witness.6 
Married Name2 July 1709 As of 2 July 1709,her married name was Scott. 
Death*before 16 July 1717Anne (of Rich I) Nottingham died before 16 July 1717 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Ann Scott was granted to William Kendall, Jr. and Gauton Hunt as marrying Joan and Ann Park, daus. of the dec'd. Apprs: Hamman Firkittler, Bartholomew Pettit, John Smaw, Philip Jacobs.7 

Family 1

Charles Parks I b. c 1650, d. b 28 Mar 1694
Marriage*circa 1680She married Charles Parks I circa 1680.2 
Children 1.Charles Parks II2 b. c 1680
 2.Jane 'Joane' Parks+7 b. c 1682
 3.Anne Parks7 b. c 1684, d. b 13 Oct 1761
 4.Thomas Parks2 b. c 1693

Family 2

Thomas Cowdrey b. c 1658, d. b 28 Jul 1698
Marriage*29 March 1697Anne (of Rich I) Nottingham married Thomas Cowdrey, son of Benjamin Cowdrey, on 29 March 1697.3,1 

Family 3

John Davis b. c 1675, d. b 28 May 1709
Marriage*circa 1700She married John Davis circa 1700 at Northampton Co, VA.4 

Family 4

Robert Mears b. c 1674
Marriage*before 30 May 1709She married Robert Mears, son of Bartholomew Mears (I) and Mary (-----), before 30 May 1709 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that the estate of John Davis was administered to Ann Mears, widow of the dec'd. John Marshall & Luke Johnson were securities. Appraisers were Luke Laylor, Jacob Dewey, George Dewey and John White Sr..5,4 

Family 5

William Scott I b. c 1660, d. b 20 Jan 1712/13
Marriage*2 July 1709Anne (of Rich I) Nottingham married William Scott I, son of Thomas Scott and Ann (-----), on 2 July 1709. Wm. Scott Jr. & Gawton Hunt were the security on the M.L.B. of William Scott Sr. and Ann Davis, widow. Wm. Kendall Jr. was a witness.6 

Citations

  1. [S1964] Nora Miller Turman, Nottingham Family of Northampton Co, VA.
  2. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 148 (will of Charles Parkes, blacksmith, wife Ann).
  3. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 161 (will of Thomas Cowdry, wife Ann).
  4. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 180 (adm. of John Davis).
  5. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 213 (Barthelomew Mears Chart).
  6. [S622] Jean M. Mihalyka, Northampton Co, VA, Marriages, 1660/1-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses, Minister Returns, and other sources).
  7. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 217 (adm of Ann Scott to William Kendall Jr & Gauton Hunt).

Mary Mears1

F, b. circa 1673
FatherBartholomew Mears (I) b. c 1641, d. Dec 1682
MotherMary (-----) b. c 1648, d. Mar 1705
Last Edited5 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1673Mary was born circa 1673 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Mother's*28 July 1703Mary was named in her mother's will on 28 July 1703 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 36 (will of Mary Meers).

Dorothy Mears1

F, b. circa 1675
FatherBartholomew Mears (I) b. c 1641, d. Dec 1682
MotherMary (-----) b. c 1648, d. Mar 1705
Last Edited5 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1675Dorothy was born circa 1675 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Mother's*28 July 1703Dorothy was named in her mother's will on 28 July 1703 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 36 (will of Mary Meers).

Mark Mears1

M, b. circa 1705, d. February 1773
FatherJohn Mears b. c 1671, d. Sep 1747
MotherMargaret Garrison b. c 1674
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited1 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1705Mark was born circa 1705 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will - Father's*14 August 1745Mark was named in his father's will on 14 August 1745 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Death*February 1773Mark died in February 1773.3 
Admin of estate*24 February 1773Administration of Mark's estate was filed on 24 February 1773 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that George Meers was named to settle the estate of Mark Meers. Jonathan Meers & Andrew Meers were the securities.3 
Anecdote*25 February 1773 According to Whitelaw, when Mark Mears died intestate in 1773 he was succeeded by a George Mears, who in 1795, wife Peggy, left all his land to a son John. In 1798 this son John sold 106 acres by survey to Francis Savage. The bounds mentioned a schoolhouse, which would have been about where the old road turns northwest towards Keller.4 

Family

Child 1.George Mears+ b. c 1725, d. Feb 1795

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 149 (will of John Meers).
  2. [S890] Mary Frances Carey, Bartholomew Mears of Accomack County, Virginia, One line of Descent.
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 235 (adm. of Mark Meers).
  4. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 750 (tract A41).

Thomas Mears1

M, b. circa 1695, d. March 1775
FatherJohn Mears b. c 1671, d. Sep 1747
MotherMargaret Garrison b. c 1674
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited13 Jun 2010
Birth*circa 1695Thomas was born circa 1695 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will - Grfath's*23 February 1708/9Thomas was named in his grandfather's will on 23 February 1708/9 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Thomas Mears in the will of Richard Garrison, wife no name.3 
Marriage*circa 1725He married Peggy (-----) circa 1725.4 
Will - Father's*14 August 1745Thomas was named in his father's will on 14 August 1745 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will*before 28 March 1775He made a will before 28 March 1775 at Accomack Co, VA. His will was not dated. To son Southy Meers plantation where I now live for life, reversion to my grandson Covington Mears. Cousins John Meers & George Meers to rent out my land I bought of Garret Kitchens until my debts are paid, then I give the said land to my grandson Thomas Meers. Cousins John & George Meers Exrs. Witt: Francis Savage, Solomon Groten, Custis Groten..5 
Death*March 1775Thomas died in March 1775.5 
Probate*28 March 1775Thomas's will was probated on 28 March 1775 at Accomack Co, VA. Southy Meers was named heir at law.
.5 

Family

Peggy (-----) b. c 1700
Marriage*circa 1725He married Peggy (-----) circa 1725.4 
Child 1.Southy (of Thos) Mears+ b. c 1730, d. Mar 1781

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 149 (will of John Meers).
  2. [S890] Mary Frances Carey, Bartholomew Mears of Accomack County, Virginia, One line of Descent.
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 56 (will of Richard Garrison, wife no name).
  4. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 213 (Bartholomew Mears Chart).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 284 (will of Thomas Meers, son Southy).

Tabitha (-----)

F, b. circa 1740
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited7 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1740Tabitha was born circa 1740. 
Marriage*circa 1760She married Thomas Young, son of John Young and Keziah Bundick, circa 1760.1 
Married Namecirca 1760 As of circa 1760,her married name was Young. 

Family

Thomas Young b. c 1740
Child 1.John Young b. c 1760

Citations

  1. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1121 (tract A114, Thomas Young part).

George Mears1,2

M, b. circa 1700, d. 1729
FatherJohn Mears b. c 1671, d. Sep 1747
MotherMargaret Garrison b. c 1674
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited15 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1700George was born circa 1700 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Land rec'd as gift*1 April 1729George received land as a gift on 1 April 1729 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that John Mears gave to his "beloved" son, George Meras, 50 acres of land on the north side "of the plantation I bought of Major Hitchens (Acc Co Deeds, Wills & Etc., 1715-1729, p. 315). Should son George die without heirs, the land was to revert to his father.. 
Death*1729George died in 1729.3 

Citations

  1. [S890] Mary Frances Carey, Bartholomew Mears of Accomack County, Virginia, One line of Descent, p. 52 (Chart I).
  2. [S103] Accomack Co, VA, Wills, Deeds & c., 1715-29, part I, p. 315.
  3. [S890] Mary Frances Carey, Bartholomew Mears of Accomack County, Virginia, One line of Descent.

Elizabeth Mears1

F, b. circa 1704
FatherJohn Mears b. c 1671, d. Sep 1747
MotherMargaret Garrison b. c 1674
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of John Major (Nandua Creek)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited24 Jan 2017
Birth*circa 1704Elizabeth was born circa 1704 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriagecirca 1721She married Littleton Scarburgh Major, son of William Major II and Mary [36] Scarburgh, circa 1721 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Married Namecirca 1721 As of circa 1721,her married name was Major. 
Will - Father's*14 August 1745Elizabeth was named in her father's will on 14 August 1745 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Elizabeth Major in the will of John Meers, son of Bartholomew..1 
Court - namd in suit*27 June 1749She was named in a lawsuit on 27 June 1749 at Accomack Co, VA. Scarburgh Martin, tried for assault and battery on Betty Martin, was found guilty. Scarburgh was taken into custody till paying a fine of 50 shillings plus court costs. Elizabeth Major, (wife of Littleton Scarburgh Major) and Betty Martin each testified one day against Scarburgh, who was also presented for breaking the Sabbath; she admitted her guilt and was fined 5 shillings (or 50 lbs tobacco) for the use of the poor plus court costs. Betty Martin spent a day testifying against Scarburgh in this matter.2 

Family

Littleton Scarburgh Major b. c 1700, d. b 26 May 1772
Children 1.William (of Litt S) Major+3 b. c 1721, d. b 29 Dec 1761
 2.Frederick (of Litt S) Major4 b. c 1735

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 149 (will of John Meers, son of Bartholomew).
  2. [S2013] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1744-1753, Volume 18, p. 247 (27 June 1749).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 261 (will of Littleton Scarburgh Major).
  4. [S2314] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1765-1769, Volumes 21, 22, 23, p. 2 (31 Dec 1765 Court).

Mary Mears1

F, b. circa 1702
FatherJohn Mears b. c 1671, d. Sep 1747
MotherMargaret Garrison b. c 1674
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited3 May 2013
Birth*circa 1702Mary was born circa 1702 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1720She married Thomas Ames I, son of Joseph Ames and Esther Gray, circa 1720.2,3 
Married Namecirca 1720 As of circa 1720,her married name was Ames. 
Will - Father's*14 August 1745Mary was named in her father's will on 14 August 1745 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Mary Ames in the will of John Meers, son of Bartholomew..1 
Will - Husb's*16 March 1754Mary was named in her husband's will on 16 March 1754 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as wife Mary in the will of Thomas Ames Sr.4 

Family

Thomas Ames I b. c 1685, d. b 25 Jun 1754
Children 1.Thomas Ames II+ b. c 1720, d. b 31 Oct 1775
 2.Joseph Ames+ b. c 1725, d. b 27 Nov 1770
 3.Esther Ames b. c 1736

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 149 (will of John Meers, son of Bartholomew).
  2. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 213 (Bartholomew Mears Chart).
  3. [S890] Mary Frances Carey, Bartholomew Mears of Accomack County, Virginia, One line of Descent, p. 52 (Chart I).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 181 (will of Thomas Ames Sr., wife Mary).

Thomas Ames I1

M, b. circa 1685, d. before 25 June 1754
FatherJoseph Ames b. c 1650, d. b 5 Apr 1709
MotherEsther Gray b. c 1662
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited3 May 2013
Birth*circa 1685Thomas was born circa 1685 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Security on Admin*5 April 1709He was security on the administration of an estate on 5 April 1709 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Joseph Ames was granted to his widow Ester Ames with Edward Kellam & Thomas Ames securities.2 
Marriage*circa 1720He married Mary Mears, daughter of John Mears and Margaret Garrison, circa 1720.3,4 
Will*16 March 1754Thomas made a will on 16 March 1754 at Accomack Co, VA. To wife Mary Ames whole personal estate during her life, then to be divided between my 3 children Joseph Ames, Esther Harrison & Thomas Ames, Jr. Son Joseph Exr. Witt: Thomas Johnson, Hillery Bellot, Bartholomew Meers.5 
Death*before 25 June 1754He died before 25 June 1754 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated.5 

Family

Mary Mears b. c 1702
Children 1.Thomas Ames II+ b. c 1720, d. b 31 Oct 1775
 2.Joseph Ames+ b. c 1725, d. b 27 Nov 1770
 3.Esther Ames b. c 1736

Citations

  1. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 196.
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 52 (adm of Joseph Ames to Ester Ames).
  3. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 213 (Bartholomew Mears Chart).
  4. [S890] Mary Frances Carey, Bartholomew Mears of Accomack County, Virginia, One line of Descent, p. 52 (Chart I).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 181 (will of Thomas Ames Sr., wife Mary).

Bartholomew Mears (III)1

M, b. circa 1693, d. April 1766
FatherJohn Mears b. c 1671, d. Sep 1747
MotherMargaret Garrison b. c 1674
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock) (#1)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock) (#2)
Ancestors of Barry Wayne Miles
Last Edited13 Jun 2010
Birth*circa 1693Bartholomew was born circa 1693 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Land bought*1 January 1723Bartholomew bought land on 1 January 1723 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Bartholomew Mears bought 100 acres of land from Richard Drummond for 5,000 pounds of tobacco (Acc Co Deeds, Wills & Etc., 1715-1729, p. 455).. 
Marriage*circa 1725He married Rachel Kellam, daughter of Edward Kellam and Sarah (of Robert) Watson, circa 1725.2 
Land bought31 August 1743Bartholomew bought land on 31 August 1743 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that he bought 60 acres from John Nock for 25 pounds of tobacco (Acc Co Deed & c., 1737-1746, p. 365). His land was located in the area of Gargatha and south of Modest Town. It extended up the highway almost to present day Nelsonia (Whitelaw, p. 1161).. 
Will - Father's*14 August 1745Bartholomew was named in his father's will on 14 August 1745 at Accomack Co, VA. He was named heir-at-law of John Mears, when his father's will was probated, showing he was the oldest son. He was left no land by his father. In 1745 when his father wrote his will, Bartholomew Mears had married and bought land elsewhere..1 
Will*4 July 1761He made a will on 4 July 1761 at Accomack Co, VA. To son Meshack plantation where I now live with the land I bought of John Nock & should he offer to sell same the said land to go to my son Robert Mears. Wife Rachel Mears. Son Shadrick Mears. Wife Rachel & children Jonathan, Robert, Susana, Rachel, Sarah, Elizabeth, Shadrack & Leah residual legatees. Wife to bring up my son Meshack. Robert Abbott, Ralph Justice, Solomon Burd & John Watts to div. est. Wife Exec. Witt: John Watts, Isaac Williams, John Evans.
.3 
Death*April 1766Bartholomew died in April 1766.3 
Probate*29 April 1766Bartholomew's will was probated on 29 April 1766 at Accomack Co, VA. Jonathan Mears was named heir at law to the testator..3 
Admin of estate*25 January 1780Administration of Bartholomew's estate was filed on 25 January 1780 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that James Duncan was named to settle the estate of Bartholomew Mears, unadministered by Rachel Mears, dec'd.4 

Family

Rachel Kellam b. c 1705, d. Oct 1779
Marriage*circa 1725He married Rachel Kellam, daughter of Edward Kellam and Sarah (of Robert) Watson, circa 1725.2 
Children 1.Jonathan Mears (Guilford)+ b. c 1725, d. b 29 Feb 1796
 2.Shadrack (of Bar) Mears (Guilford)+ b. c 1730
 3.Robert Mears b. c 1732, d. Jul 1768
 4.Susanna Mears b. c 1734
 5.Rachel Mears b. c 1736
 6.Elizabeth Mears b. c 1740
 7.Sarah Mears+ b. c 1742, d. b 18 Dec 1790
 8.Meshack Mears I+ b. c 1745, d. Oct 1794
 9.Leah Mears+ b. c 1746

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 149 (will of John Meers, son of Bartholomew).
  2. [S890] Mary Frances Carey, Bartholomew Mears of Accomack County, Virginia, One line of Descent, p. 52 (Chart I).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 224-225 (will of Bartholomew Mears, wife Rachel).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 304 (adm. of Bartholomew Mears).

Rachel Kellam1

F, b. circa 1705, d. October 1779
FatherEdward Kellam b. c 1662, d. b 2 Aug 1737
MotherSarah (of Robert) Watson b. c 1676
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock) (#1)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock) (#2)
Ancestors of Barry Wayne Miles
Last Edited9 Aug 2010
Birth*circa 1705Rachel was born circa 1705 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1725She married Bartholomew Mears (III), son of John Mears and Margaret Garrison, circa 1725.2 
Married Namecirca 1725 As of circa 1725,her married name was Mears. 
Will - Father's*18 October 1736Rachel was named in her father's will on 18 October 1736 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Rachel Meers in the will of Edward Kellam..1 
Will - Husb's*4 July 1761Rachel was named in her husband's will on 4 July 1761 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Will*9 September 1778She made a will on 9 September 1778 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Rachel Meers. To son Jonothan 1 s. To son Meshack 1 s. Clothing to be divided between my 5 daughters. To Jonathan Chandler. Daughter Rachel, Elizabeth, Leah & son Shadrick residual legatees. Son Shadrach & Isaiah Baker Exrs. Witt: Southy Bell, Elijah Bloxom..4 
Death*October 1779Rachel died in October 1779.4 
Probate*26 October 1779Rachel's will was probated on 26 October 1779 at Accomack Co, VA.4 

Family

Bartholomew Mears (III) b. c 1693, d. Apr 1766
Marriage*circa 1725She married Bartholomew Mears (III), son of John Mears and Margaret Garrison, circa 1725.2 
Children 1.Jonathan Mears (Guilford)+ b. c 1725, d. b 29 Feb 1796
 2.Shadrack (of Bar) Mears (Guilford)+ b. c 1730
 3.Robert Mears b. c 1732, d. Jul 1768
 4.Susanna Mears b. c 1734
 5.Rachel Mears b. c 1736
 6.Elizabeth Mears b. c 1740
 7.Sarah Mears+ b. c 1742, d. b 18 Dec 1790
 8.Meshack Mears I+ b. c 1745, d. Oct 1794
 9.Leah Mears+ b. c 1746

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 108 (will of Edward Kellam, wife Sarah).
  2. [S890] Mary Frances Carey, Bartholomew Mears of Accomack County, Virginia, One line of Descent, p. 52 (Chart I).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 224-225 (will of Bartholomew Mears, wife Rachel).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 318 (will of Rachel Meers).

Jonathan Mears (Guilford)1

M, b. circa 1725, d. before 29 February 1796
FatherBartholomew Mears (III) b. c 1693, d. Apr 1766
MotherRachel Kellam b. c 1705, d. Oct 1779
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Ancestors of Barry Wayne Miles
Last Edited10 Mar 2017
Birth*circa 1725Jonathan was born circa 1725 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1750He married Joyce (w/o Jon Mears) (-----) circa 1750. It is not known if she was the mother of any of Jonathan's children..2 
Will - Father's*4 July 1761Jonathan was named in his father's will on 4 July 1761 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Will - Brother's*6 May 1766Jonathan was named in his brother's will on 6 May 1766 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a brother and extr. in the will of Robert Meers..4 
Court - namd in suit*27 February 1770He was named in a lawsuit on 27 February 1770 at Accomack Co, VA. William Wheelton vs Jonathan Meers abated at the death of Wheelton.5 
Anecdote*24 February 1773 On 24 Feb 1773 George Meers was named to settle the estate of Mark Meers. Jonathan Meers & Andrew Meers were the securities.6 
Will - Mother's*9 September 1778Jonathan was named in his mother's will on 9 September 1778 at Accomack Co, VA.7 
Will*2 February 1796He made a will on 2 February 1796 at Accomack Co, VA. To daughter Ziporah Mears land purchased of Joseph Killey. To son Robert Mears land bought of Bird, Fitchett & Bell & adjacent the above. To son Jonathan Mears all my land to the South of the great ditch down to Gilford Branch, also the land bought of Parradice containing 75 acres on Assatigue Island & all the money due me from the Western Shore. To cousin Shadrack Mears. To grandson Robert Wheelton. To grandaughter. Joice Wheelton. To son Bartholomew Mears. To son Mecajah Mears. Children Micajah Mears, Bartholomew Mears & Leah Collins residual legatees. Sons Barthomomew & Jonathan Exrs. Witt: Thomas Evans, George Young, Tabitha Fitchett.
.8 
Death*before 29 February 1796Jonathan died before 29 February 1796 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was proved..8 

Family 1

Joyce (w/o Jon Mears) (-----) b. c 1725
Marriage*circa 1750He married Joyce (w/o Jon Mears) (-----) circa 1750. It is not known if she was the mother of any of Jonathan's children..2 

Family 2

Children 1.Micajah Mears+ b. c 1756, d. Jun 1798
 2.Bartholomew (of Jon.) Mears+ b. 12 Mar 1757, d. 18 Dec 1823
 3.Robert Mears+ b. c 1758, d. Jan 1797
 4.Rachel Mears b. c 1760
 5.Leah Mears b. c 1761
 6.Jonathan (of Jon.) Mears (Guilford)+ b. c 1762, d. Jan 1811
 7.Rhoda Mears+ b. c 1765, d. b 28 Feb 1820
 8.Zeporah Mears+ b. c 1775

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 224-225 (will of Bartholomew Mears, wife Rachel) & - p. 318 (will of Rachel Meers).
  2. [S913] Mary Francis Carey to M.K. Miles, Mears Charts: I - VIII & associated files.
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 224-225 (will of Bartholomew Mears, wife Rachel).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 242 (will of Robert Meers, brother of Jonathan).
  5. [S2601] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1769-1773, Volumes 24 & 25, 27 Feb 1770 Court.
  6. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 235 (adm. of Mark Meers).
  7. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 318 (will of Rachel Meers).
  8. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 432 (will of Jonathan Mears, Guilford).

Robert Mears1

M, b. circa 1732, d. July 1768
FatherBartholomew Mears (III) b. c 1693, d. Apr 1766
MotherRachel Kellam b. c 1705, d. Oct 1779
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited12 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1732Robert was born circa 1732 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*4 July 1761Robert was named in his father's will on 4 July 1761 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will*6 May 1766He made a will on 6 May 1766 at Accomack Co, VA. To sister Sarah Duncan. To Rachel Meers, daughter of Jonathan Meers. To Leah Meers, daughter of Jonathan. Brother Jonathan Exr. & residual legatee. Witt: Thomas Clark, Baily Baily, Thomas Baily..2 
Death*July 1768Robert died in July 1768.2 
Probate*26 July 1768Robert's will was probated on 26 July 1768 at Accomack Co, VA.2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 224-225 (will of Bartholomew Mears, wife Rachel).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 242 (will of Robert Meers, brother of Jonathan).

Susanna Mears1

F, b. circa 1734
FatherBartholomew Mears (III) b. c 1693, d. Apr 1766
MotherRachel Kellam b. c 1705, d. Oct 1779
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited7 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1734Susanna was born circa 1734 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*4 July 1761Susanna was named in her father's will on 4 July 1761 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 224-225 (will of Bartholomew Mears, wife Rachel).

Rachel Mears1

F, b. circa 1736
FatherBartholomew Mears (III) b. c 1693, d. Apr 1766
MotherRachel Kellam b. c 1705, d. Oct 1779
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited13 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1736Rachel was born circa 1736 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*4 July 1761Rachel was named in her father's will on 4 July 1761 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will - Mother's*9 September 1778Rachel was named in her mother's will on 9 September 1778 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Rachel in the will of Rachel Meers..3 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 224-225 (will of Bartholomew Mears, wife Rachel) & p. 318 (will of Rachel Meers).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 224-225 (will of Bartholomew Mears, wife Rachel).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 318 (will of Rachel Meers).

Sarah Mears1

F, b. circa 1742, d. before 18 December 1790
FatherBartholomew Mears (III) b. c 1693, d. Apr 1766
MotherRachel Kellam b. c 1705, d. Oct 1779
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited1 Aug 2011
Birth*circa 1742Sarah was born circa 1742 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1760She married James Duncan Sr., son of Thomas Duncan and Elizabeth (-----), circa 1760. On 25 Jan 1780 James Duncan was named to settle the estate of Bartholomew Mears, unadministered by Rachel Mears, dec'd..2 
Married Namecirca 1760 As of circa 1760,her married name was Duncan. 
Will - Father's*4 July 1761Sarah was named in her father's will on 4 July 1761 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Brother's*6 May 1766Sarah was named in her brother's will on 6 May 1766 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as sister Sarah Duncan in the will of Robert Meers..3 
Death*before 18 December 1790She died before 18 December 1790 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Southy Bull was the security on the M.L.B. of James Duncan, widower, and Anne Moor, widow.4 

Family

James Duncan Sr. b. c 1735, d. b 29 Nov 1813
Children 1.Leah Duncan+ b. c 1760, d. Aug 1834
 2.Eli Duncan+ b. c 1761, d. b 27 Oct 1789
 3.Jesse Duncan Sr.+ b. c 1763
 4.(d/o James Sr.) Duncan+5 b. c 1765
 5.Meshack Duncan b. c 1768, d. b 25 Jun 1798
 6.James Duncan Jr. (of James)+ b. c 1770
 7.Rachel Duncan+ b. c 1778
 8.Sally Duncan+ b. c 1780

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 224-225 (will of Bartholomew Mears, wife Rachel).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 242 (will of Robert Meers, brother of Jonathan) & p. 304 (adm. of Bartholomew Mears).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 242 (will of Robert Meers, brother of Jonathan).
  4. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 452 (will of Meshack Duncan).

Elizabeth Mears1

F, b. circa 1740
FatherBartholomew Mears (III) b. c 1693, d. Apr 1766
MotherRachel Kellam b. c 1705, d. Oct 1779
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited13 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1740Elizabeth was born circa 1740 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*4 July 1761Elizabeth was named in her father's will on 4 July 1761 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will - Mother's*9 September 1778Elizabeth was named in her mother's will on 9 September 1778 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Elizabeth in the will of Rachel Meers..3 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 224-225 (will of Bartholomew Mears, wife Rachel) & p. 318 (will of Rachel Meers).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 224-225 (will of Bartholomew Mears, wife Rachel).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 318 (will of Rachel Meers).

Shadrack (of Bar) Mears (Guilford)1

M, b. circa 1730
FatherBartholomew Mears (III) b. c 1693, d. Apr 1766
MotherRachel Kellam b. c 1705, d. Oct 1779
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited12 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1730Shadrack was born circa 1730 at Accomack Co, VA. Since only his brother Meshack was named to be brought up by his mother Rachel, then Shadrack would have been at least 21 years old when his father wrote his will, implying he was born before 1740. Since Jonathan was named heir-at-law, he was the oldest son. So Shadrack would have been born after Jonathan and before 1740..2 
Will - Father's*4 July 1761Shadrack was named in his father's will on 4 July 1761 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Anecdote1773 Shadrack Mears built the Messongo bridge in 1773.3 
Will - Mother's*9 September 1778Shadrack was named in his mother's will on 9 September 1778 at Accomack Co, VA. He and Isaiah Baker were the extrs of his mother Rachel's will..4 
Anecdote*1780 This Shadrack Mears (no probate record found) moved to the upper Bayside area of Acc Co as did his brother Jonathan and left descendants in Bloxom, Guilford, Mears, Mearsville, Saxis, Jenkins Bridge and Sanford.5 

Family

Child 1.Shadrack (of Shad) Mears+ b. c 1755, d. 1817

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 224-225 (will of Bartholomew Mears, wife Rachel) & p. 318 (will of Rachel Meers).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 224-225 (will of Bartholomew Mears, wife Rachel).
  3. [S890] Mary Frances Carey, Bartholomew Mears of Accomack County, Virginia, One line of Descent, p. 54 (Shadrack Mears Chart).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 318 (will of Rachel Meers).
  5. [S890] Mary Frances Carey, Bartholomew Mears of Accomack County, Virginia, One line of Descent, p. 10.

Leah Mears1

F, b. circa 1746
FatherBartholomew Mears (III) b. c 1693, d. Apr 1766
MotherRachel Kellam b. c 1705, d. Oct 1779
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of William Munns (1624/5 Muster on E.S.)
Last Edited14 Nov 2009
Birth*circa 1746Leah was born circa 1746 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*4 July 1761Leah was named in her father's will on 4 July 1761 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*circa 1770She married Isaiah Baker, son of William Baker (Gargatha) and Elizabeth Mills, circa 1770. After Idaiah Baker's death in 1804, a Leah Baker was a head of household in the 1810 census in Accomack Parish. However, he did not name a wife in his will..3,4,5 
Married Namecirca 1770 As of circa 1770,her married name was Baker. 
Will - Mother's*9 September 1778Leah was named in her mother's will on 9 September 1778 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Leah in the will of Rachel Meers..6 

Family

Isaiah Baker b. c 1728, d. Oct 1804
Children 1.Richard Baker+ b. c 1770, d. 31 Dec 1817
 2.Leah Baker b. c 1772
 3.Shadrack Baker b. c 1774
 4.Elijah Baker b. c 1776
 5.William Baker+ b. c 1778
 6.Ezekiel Baker+ b. c 1780, d. Mar 1846
 7.Sinah Baker b. c 1785, d. b 28 Nov 1836
 8.Rachel Baker b. c 1790

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 224-225 (will of Bartholomew Mears, wife Rachel) & p. 318 (will of Rachel Meers).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 224-225 (will of Bartholomew Mears, wife Rachel).
  3. [S913] Mary Francis Carey to M.K. Miles, Mears Charts: I - VIII & associated files.
  4. [S819] Mark C. Lewis, Mark C. Lewis Genealogy Research Files.
  5. [S578] Jody Powell, 1800, 1810, 1820 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  6. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 318 (will of Rachel Meers).

Peggy (-----)

F, b. circa 1700
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited14 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1700Peggy was born circa 1700. 
Marriage*circa 1725She married Thomas Mears, son of John Mears and Margaret Garrison, circa 1725.1 
Married Namecirca 1725 As of circa 1725,her married name was Mears. 

Family

Thomas Mears b. c 1695, d. Mar 1775
Child 1.Southy (of Thos) Mears+ b. c 1730, d. Mar 1781

Citations

  1. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 213 (Bartholomew Mears Chart).

Covington Mears1

M, b. circa 1760, d. January 1797
FatherSouthy (of Thos) Mears b. c 1730, d. Mar 1781
ChartsDescendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock) (#1)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock) (#2)
Last Edited1 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1760Covington was born circa 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Grfath's*before 28 March 1775Covington was named in his grandfather's will before 28 March 1775 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as my grandson Covington Meers in the will of Thomas Meers..1 
Marriage*19 July 1784He married Nancy (205) Roberts, daughter of Arthur (81) Roberts III and Patience Simkins, on 19 July 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. Arthur Roberts was the security on the M.L.B. of Coventon Mears and Nancy Roberts..2 
Death*January 1797Covington died in January 1797.3 
Admin of estate*30 January 1797Administration of Covington's estate was filed on 30 January 1797 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Nancy Mears was named to settle the estate of Coventon Mears. John Ashby & George Nock were the securities.3 
Anecdote*1797 According to Whitelaw Coventon Mears died intestate in 1797 leaving a widow Nancy and daughters Adah and Jenny. In 1805 a survey for division showed 229 acres, of which Jenny received the home place of 103 acres next to the branch, and Adah the balance of 126 acres.4 
Admin of estate26 October 1801Administration of Covington's estate was filed on 26 October 1801 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that William L. Roberts was named to settle the estate of Coventon Mears. Francis Roberts & John Roberts were securities. (NOTE: Evidenlty Coventon's wife Nancy was unable to settle his estate and so her brothers acted for her.)5 
Est settm't*29 February 1808Covington estate was settled on 29 February 1808 at Accomack Co, VA. No Date (Audit), 29 Feb 1808 (Rec'd) - William S. Roberts Admr. Named in settlement: William Mears & Jinny Mears..6 

Family

Nancy (205) Roberts b. c 1765, d. b 1818
Marriage*19 July 1784He married Nancy (205) Roberts, daughter of Arthur (81) Roberts III and Patience Simkins, on 19 July 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. Arthur Roberts was the security on the M.L.B. of Coventon Mears and Nancy Roberts..2 
Children 1.Adah Mears b. c 1785
 2.Jenny Mears+ b. c 1787
 3.Caty Mears b. c 1790
 4.William Mears+ b. c 1792, d. Nov 1847

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 284 (will of Thomas Meers, son Southy).
  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. 437 (adm. of Coventon Mears).
  4. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 751 (tract A41).
  5. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 366 (adm. of Coventon Mears).
  6. [S622] Jean M. Mihalyka, Northampton Co, VA, Marriages, 1660/1-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses, Minister Returns, and other sources), p. 366 (settlement of Coventon Mears).

Thomas William Mears1

M, b. circa 1780
FatherJohn (of Elisha) Mears (constable) b. c 1735, d. Dec 1807
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Hunt (Gentleman, Old Plantation Creek)
Descendants of John Major (Nandua Creek)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of John Washbourne (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of John Wilkins (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited28 Nov 2018
Birth*circa 1780Thomas was born circa 1780 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriagecirca 1800He married Nancy Wainhouse Powell, daughter of James (531) Powell and Sarah Wainhouse, circa 1800.2 
Will - Father's*18 July 1807Thomas was named in his father's will on 18 July 1807 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Thomas William Mears in the will of John Mears of Elisha. He was named as one of the Extrs. and given 205 acres where I now live & Negro woman Kitt..1 
Marriage19 September 1808He married Catherine 'Caty' (of Geo) Smith, daughter of George Smith (Craddock) and Ann (308) Fosque, on 19 September 1808 at Accomack Co, VA. John Ames was the security on the M.L.B. of Thomas Walton Mears and Catherine Smith of Geo..3 
Will - Father-in-law*20 March 1812Thomas was named in his father-in-law's will on 20 March 1812 at Craddock, Accomack Co, VA. In his will George Smith gave the whole of my land to my 3 sons Charles, John & George W. Smith. Balance to my 4 daughters Betsy, Caty, Molly & Sally M. Smith. The part given before to Betsy & Caty to be accounted with the whole as still being part of my estate. Son Charles Smith & son-in-law Thomas W. Mears Extrs. Witt: William Major, Anthony West & Stepherd Wilkins. Prob: Anthony West, John F. Mears & Hutchinson Kellam securities on the $15,000 bond.4 
Security on MLB*1 April 1815Thomas was the security on a M.L.B. On 1 April 1815 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Thomas W. Mears was the security on the M.L.B. of Charles Smith and Sally Mears of Armtend?.5 
Security on MLB30 March 1818Thomas was the security on a M.L.B. On 30 March 1818 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Thomas W. Mears and Thomas Parker were the security on the M.L.B. of Edward A. Joynes of Wm. dec'd and Elizabeth S. Andrews of Robert dec'd..6 
Will - Extr9 December 1819He was named as the executor of a will on 9 December 1819 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will William Turner named Thomas W. Mears Extr.7 
Marriage*28 May 1823He married Ann P. Smith, daughter of Charles Smith, on 28 May 1823 at Accomack Co, VA. Charles Smith was the security on the M.L.B. of Thomas W. Mears and Anna P. Smith of Charles..3 
Administrator*10 October 1825Thomas was named as administrator of an estate on 10 October 1825 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that Thomas W. Mears was shown as administrator. Bond $500. No order to appraise the estate. No administration records. (N'hamp OB 37 Page 267). 

Family

Ann P. Smith b. c 1800, d. Sep 1825
Marriage*28 May 1823He married Ann P. Smith, daughter of Charles Smith, on 28 May 1823 at Accomack Co, VA. Charles Smith was the security on the M.L.B. of Thomas W. Mears and Anna P. Smith of Charles..3 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 368 (will of John Mears of Elisha).
  2. [S1008] Henrietta Dawson (Ayres) Sheppard, Ayres - Dawson and Allied Families, Volume 1, Recording the ancestry of Richard Johnson Ayres Jr. of Accomack County, Virginia and of his wife Elizabeth Hack Dawson of Loudoun County, Virginia, p. 231 (Johnson Family).
  3. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 491 (will of George Smith, Craddock).
  5. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns), p. 260 (marriage of Charles Smith and Sally Mears of Armtend?).
  6. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns), p. 146 (marriage of Edward A. Joynes of Wm. dec'd and Elizabeth S. Andrews of Robert dec'd).
  7. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 551 (will of William Turner).

George Mears1,2,3

M, b. circa 1725, d. February 1795
FatherMark Mears b. c 1705, d. Feb 1773
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited14 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1725George was born circa 1725 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1750He married Peggy Taylor circa 1750.4 
Administrator*24 February 1773George was named as administrator of an estate on 24 February 1773 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that George Meers was named to settle the estate of Mark Meers. Jonathan Meers & Andrew Meers were the securities..3 
Administrator27 February 1776George was named as administrator of an estate on 27 February 1776 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Charity Mears was named to settle the estate of William Mears. John McLean was the security..5 
Will*22 December 1794He made a will on 22 December 1794 at Accomack Co, VA. To son John Mears all my land. Moveable est. to be div. bet. wife Peggy Mears, Charles Mears, Moley Tignal, Milley Mears & Nancy Mears. Friend Thomas Ames & son John Mears Exrs. Witt: Elisha Mears, Rickets Tatham, Jesse Ames.
.4 
Death*February 1795George died in February 1795.4 
Probate*23 February 1795George's will was probated on 23 February 1795 at Accomack Co, VA.4 

Family

Peggy Taylor b. c 1730
Marriage*circa 1750He married Peggy Taylor circa 1750.4 
Children 1.William 'Will' Mears b. c 1750, d. Feb 1776
 2.John Mears+ b. c 1752
 3.Charles Mears b. c 1754
 4.Molly Mears b. c 1756
 5.Milley Mears+ b. c 1760
 6.Nancy Mears b. c 1763

Citations

  1. [S890] Mary Frances Carey, Bartholomew Mears of Accomack County, Virginia, One line of Descent.
  2. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 213 (Bartholomew Mears Chart).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 235 (adm. of Mark Meers).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 422 (will of George Mears, wife Peggy).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 265 (adm. of Will Mears).

Peggy Taylor

F, b. circa 1730
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited16 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1730Peggy was born circa 1730. 
Marriage*circa 1750She married George Mears, son of Mark Mears, circa 1750.1 
Married Namecirca 1750 As of circa 1750,her married name was Mears. 
Will - Husb's*22 December 1794Peggy was named in her husband's will on 22 December 1794 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Family

George Mears b. c 1725, d. Feb 1795
Children 1.William 'Will' Mears b. c 1750, d. Feb 1776
 2.John Mears+ b. c 1752
 3.Charles Mears b. c 1754
 4.Molly Mears b. c 1756
 5.Milley Mears+ b. c 1760
 6.Nancy Mears b. c 1763

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 422 (will of George Mears, wife Peggy).

John Mears1

M, b. circa 1752
FatherGeorge Mears b. c 1725, d. Feb 1795
MotherPeggy Taylor b. c 1730
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited21 Oct 2016
Birth*circa 1752John was born circa 1752 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1774He married Zeller Hyslop, daughter of William Hyslop, circa 1774.2 
Heir - named as*4 December 1777John was named as an heir on 4 December 1777 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son-in-law John Meers in the will of William Hayslop, who also named a daugther Ziller Meers and a granddaughter Comfort Meers..3 
Will - Sister-in-law*22 April 1784John was named in his sister-in-law's will on 22 April 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. In her will Hannah Hyslop gave to Comfort Mears, daughter of John Mears the land where I now dwell. To William Mears, son of John. To Zilla Mears. Aby Mears residual legatee, she to take Peggy Bloxom & bring her up. Brother in law John Mears Exr. Witt: Elisha Mears, Babel Savage, Nathaniel Johnson.4 
Will - Father's*22 December 1794John was named in his father's will on 22 December 1794 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Land sold*1798John sold land in 1798 at Accomack Co, VA. According to Whitelaw, when Mark Mears died intestate in 1773 he was succeeded by a George Mears, who in 1795, wife Peggy, left all his land to a son John. In 1798 this son John sold 106 acres by survey to Francis Savage. The bounds mentioned a schoolhouse, which would have been about where the old road turns northwest towards Keller..5 

Family

Zeller Hyslop b. c 1755
Children 1.John Mears Sr.+ b. b 1775, d. b 25 Apr 1838
 2.Comfort Mears+ b. c 1776
 3.William Mears b. c 1778
 4.Aby Mears4 b. c 1780

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 422 (will of George Mears, wife Peggy).
  2. [S913] Mary Francis Carey to M.K. Miles, Mears Charts: I - VIII & associated files.
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 314 (will of William Hyslop).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 348 (will of Hannah Hyslop).
  5. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 750 (tract A41).

Charles Mears1

M, b. circa 1754
FatherGeorge Mears b. c 1725, d. Feb 1795
MotherPeggy Taylor b. c 1730
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited12 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1754Charles was born circa 1754 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*22 December 1794Charles was named in his father's will on 22 December 1794 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 422 (will of George Mears, wife Peggy).

Molly Mears1

F, b. circa 1756
FatherGeorge Mears b. c 1725, d. Feb 1795
MotherPeggy Taylor b. c 1730
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited18 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1756Molly was born circa 1756 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1775She married (-----) Tignal circa 1775.1 
Married Namecirca 1775 As of circa 1775,her married name was Tignal. 
Will - Father's*22 December 1794Molly was named in her father's will on 22 December 1794 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Moley Tignal in the will of George Mears, wife Peggy..1 
Heir - named as*1 April 1834Molly was named as an heir on 1 April 1834 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that it was recorded that Milly Mears and Molly Tignor are the only heirs at law of Benjamin Taylor and Bartholomew Taylor, soldiers in the Virginia Continental Line in the Rev. War..2 

Family

(-----) Tignal b. c 1750

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 422 (will of George Mears, wife Peggy).
  2. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 50 (heirs of Benjamin Taylor & Bartholmew Taylor).

(-----) Tignal

M, b. circa 1750
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited8 Oct 2018
Birth*circa 1750(-----) was born circa 1750. 
Marriage*circa 1775He married Molly Mears, daughter of George Mears and Peggy Taylor, circa 1775.1 

Family

Molly Mears b. c 1756

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 422 (will of George Mears, wife Peggy).

Milley Mears1

F, b. circa 1760
FatherGeorge Mears b. c 1725, d. Feb 1795
MotherPeggy Taylor b. c 1730
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited16 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1760Milley was born circa 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*22 December 1794Milley was named in her father's will on 22 December 1794 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Milley Mears in the will of George Mears, wife Peggy..1 
Heir - named as*1 April 1834Milley was named as an heir on 1 April 1834 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that it was recorded that Milly Mears and Molly Tignor are the only heirs at law of Benjamin Taylor and Bartholomew Taylor, soldiers in the Virginia Continental Line in the Rev. War..2 

Family

Child 1.George (of Milly) Mears b. c 1792

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 422 (will of George Mears, wife Peggy).
  2. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 50 (heirs of Benjamin Taylor & Bartholmew Taylor).

Nancy Mears1

F, b. circa 1763
FatherGeorge Mears b. c 1725, d. Feb 1795
MotherPeggy Taylor b. c 1730
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited8 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1763Nancy was born circa 1763 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*22 December 1794Nancy was named in her father's will on 22 December 1794 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Nancy Mears in the will of George Mears, wife Peggy..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 422 (will of George Mears, wife Peggy).

William (121) Mears1,2

M, b. circa 1725
FatherJohn Mears b. c 1698, d. Mar 1762
MotherSabrah (68) Armey Trader b. c 1704, d. Feb 1785
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited23 Dec 2006
Birth*circa 1725William was born circa 1725 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1750He married Esther (-----) circa 1750.3 
Land sold*29 December 1768William sold land on 29 December 1768 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that William Mears, eldest son and heir-at-law, who had inherited his father's land, sold his inheritance to Jonathan Mears, son of Bartholomew Mears (Acc Co Deeds 1757-1770, p. 607) and seemed to disapear from Accomack County records. His brother Spencer Mears bought the northern 80 acres of this land in 1779 (Whitelaw, p. 752) and John Bradford bought the southern 80 acres in the same year..4 
Will - Mother's*20 April 1784William was named in his mother's will on 20 April 1784 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Family

Esther (-----) b. c 1730

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 353-354 (will of Sabra Mears).
  2. [S888] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 130 (Granger Family).
  3. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 213 (Bartholomew Mears Chart).
  4. [S890] Mary Frances Carey, Bartholomew Mears of Accomack County, Virginia, One line of Descent.

Esther (-----)

F, b. circa 1730
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited8 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1730Esther was born circa 1730. 
Marriage*circa 1750She married William (121) Mears, son of John Mears and Sabrah (68) Armey Trader, circa 1750.1 
Married Namecirca 1750 As of circa 1750,her married name was Mears. 

Family

William (121) Mears b. c 1725

Citations

  1. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 213 (Bartholomew Mears Chart).

Littleton Mears1

M, b. circa 1732, d. December 1776
FatherJohn Mears b. c 1698, d. Mar 1762
MotherSabrah (68) Armey Trader b. c 1704, d. Feb 1785
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited21 Jul 2007
Biography*Littleton's sister Elizabeth Bell named many of her neices and nephews in her will including Sally Mears, daughter of Littleton Mears. 
Birth*circa 1732Littleton was born circa 1732 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1755He married Comfort Richardson, daughter of William (of John) Richardson and (-----) (-----), circa 1755.2 
Will - Extr*29 December 1769Littleton was named as the executor of a will on 29 December 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Littleton Meers and named Extr. in the will of William Richardson, who also named a daughter Comfort Meers and a grandson Severn Mears..2 
Marriagecirca 1770He married Naomi Walker Walker? circa 1770.3 
Will*7 November 1776He made a will on 7 November 1776 at Accomack Co, VA. Land to be rented out, except my wife's dower, for 8 years following my death, the profits to maintain my 2 youngest children Sarah & Shadrack Mears. To son John Mears plantation where I now live, including all my lands. To wife Naomi what she brought with her when I married her. 8 children, Levin, Littleton, Severn, Kendall Mears, Sophia Martin, Betty & Sally Mears & son Shadrack Mears residual legatees. Wife & William Banfield Walker Exrs. Witt: Philip Tignal, Kendall Savage..3 
Death*December 1776Littleton died in December 1776.3 
Probate*31 December 1776Littleton's will was probated on 31 December 1776 at Accomack Co, VA.3 

Family 1

Comfort Richardson b. c 1735
Marriage*circa 1755He married Comfort Richardson, daughter of William (of John) Richardson and (-----) (-----), circa 1755.2 
Children 1.Sophia Mears b. c 1756
 2.John Mears+ b. c 1758, d. Mar 1818
 3.Levin Mears b. c 1760
 4.Littleton Mears b. c 1762
 5.Kendall (of Litt.) Mears+ b. c 1764
 6.Severn Mears+ b. c 1765
 7.Betty Mears b. c 1767

Family 2

Naomi Walker Walker? b. c 1745
Marriagecirca 1770He married Naomi Walker Walker? circa 1770.3 
Children 1.Shadrack (of Litt) Mears+ b. c 1770, d. Oct 1815
 2.Sarah 'Sally' Mears b. c 1771

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 464 (will of Elizabeth Bell).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 280 (will of William Richardson, wife Elizabeth).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 299 (will of Littleton Mears, wife Naomi).

Comfort Richardson1

F, b. circa 1735
FatherWilliam (of John) Richardson b. c 1692, d. b 25 Oct 1774
Mother(-----) (-----)1 b. c 1715
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited17 Sep 2015
Birth*circa 1735Comfort was born circa 1735 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1755She married Littleton Mears, son of John Mears and Sabrah (68) Armey Trader, circa 1755.1 
Married Namecirca 1755 As of circa 1755,her married name was Mears. 
Will - Father's*29 December 1769Comfort was named in her father's will on 29 December 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Comfort Meers in the will of William Richardson who also named a grandson Severn Mears. His wife Elizabeth and Littleton Meers were the Extrs..1 

Family

Littleton Mears b. c 1732, d. Dec 1776
Children 1.Sophia Mears b. c 1756
 2.John Mears+ b. c 1758, d. Mar 1818
 3.Levin Mears b. c 1760
 4.Littleton Mears b. c 1762
 5.Kendall (of Litt.) Mears+ b. c 1764
 6.Severn Mears+ b. c 1765
 7.Betty Mears b. c 1767

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 280 (will of William Richardson, wife Elizabeth).

William (of John) Richardson1

M, b. circa 1692, d. before 25 October 1774
FatherJohn Richardson1 b. c 1650, d. b 2 Nov 1708
MotherMary Piwell1 b. c 1670
Last Edited17 Sep 2015
Birth*circa 1692William was born circa 1692 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Uncle's*7 October 1708William was named in his uncle's will on 7 October 1708 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Charles Piwell gave the plantation where I now live to my mother & sister for life, reversion to Piwell Richardson. To Peter Turlington, Jr. To Sarah Richardson. To William, Charles, John, Jr., Thomas & George Richardson. Mother (no name) Exec. Witt: John Lurton, Henry Lurton, Peter Turlington.1 
Marriage*circa 1735He married (-----) (-----) circa 1735.2 
Land bought*1738William (of John) Richardson bought land in 1738 at tract A39, between Melfa and Keller, Accomack Co, VA. In 1738 Richard Niblet sold as 150 acres to William Ritchenson (Richardson) and said it was "Known as the dwelling place of his father Burnal Niblet." In 1792 William Richardson (wife Tabitha) left to his son John, and for some time the property, in bounds for adjacent lands, was called "Richardson's." (NOTE: Whitelaw evidently skipped a generation, otherwise William Richardson would have just about 100 years old and the 1792 will mentioned 3 small children.)3 
Marriage*circa 1745He married Elizabeth (-----) circa 1745. 
Will*29 December 1769He made a will on 29 December 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will William Richardson gave wife Elizabeth Richardson whole estate during her widowhood & should she marry to have 1/3 of my estate. To son William Richardson my land & plantation where I now live cont. 75 acres. after his mother's death or marriage. Daughter Sarah. Daughter Comfort Meers. Grandson Severn Mears. 3 children William, Comfort & Sarah resid. legatees. Wife & Littleton Meers Exrs. Witt: Major Meers, John Ashby..2 
Death*before 25 October 1774William (of John) Richardson died before 25 October 1774 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was proved.2 

Family 1

(-----) (-----) b. c 1715
Marriage*circa 1735He married (-----) (-----) circa 1735.2 
Child 1.Comfort Richardson+ b. c 1735

Family 2

Elizabeth (-----) b. c 1725
Marriage*circa 1745He married Elizabeth (-----) circa 1745. 
Children 1.William (of Wm) Richardson+2 b. c 1748, d. b 1 Feb 1792
 2.Sarah Richardson2 b. c 1750

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 39 (will of Charles Piwell).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 280 (will of William Richardson, wife Elizabeth).
  3. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 740 (tract A39).

Elizabeth (-----)

F, b. circa 1725
Last Edited17 Sep 2015
Birth*circa 1725Elizabeth was born circa 1725. 
Marriage*circa 1745She married William (of John) Richardson, son of John Richardson and Mary Piwell, circa 1745. 
Married Namecirca 1745 As of circa 1745,her married name was Richardson. 
Will - Husb's*29 December 1769Elizabeth was named in her husband's will on 29 December 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will William Richardson gave wife Elizabeth Richardson whole estate during her widowhood & should she marry to have 1/3 of my estate. To son William Richardson my land & plantation where I now live cont. 75 acres. after his mother's death or marriage. Daughter Sarah. Daughter Comfort Meers. Grandson Severn Mears. 3 children William, Comfort & Sarah resid. legatees. Wife & Littleton Meers Exrs. Witt: Major Meers, John Ashby.1 

Family

William (of John) Richardson b. c 1692, d. b 25 Oct 1774
Children 1.William (of Wm) Richardson+2 b. c 1748, d. b 1 Feb 1792
 2.Sarah Richardson1 b. c 1750

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 280 (will of William Richardson, wife Elizabeth).
  2. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 740 (tract A39).

Severn Mears1

M, b. circa 1765
FatherLittleton Mears b. c 1732, d. Dec 1776
MotherComfort Richardson b. c 1735
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited8 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1765Severn was born circa 1765 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Grfath's*29 December 1769Severn was named in his grandfather's will on 29 December 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as grandson Severn Mears in the will of William Richardson, who also named a daughter Comfort Meers..1 
Will - Father's*7 November 1776Severn was named in his father's will on 7 November 1776 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*1 September 1798He married Nancy Waterfield on 1 September 1798 at Accomack Co, VA. Isaac Melson was the security on the M.L.B. of Severn Mears and Nancy Waterfield..3 

Family

Nancy Waterfield b. c 1775
Child 1.James (of Severn) Mears b. c 1799

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 280 (will of William Richardson, wife Elizabeth).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 299 (will of Littleton Mears, wife Naomi).
  3. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Naomi Walker Walker?

F, b. circa 1745
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited8 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1745Naomi was born circa 1745 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1770She married Littleton Mears, son of John Mears and Sabrah (68) Armey Trader, circa 1770.1 
Married Namecirca 1770 As of circa 1770,her married name was Mears. 
Will - Husb's*7 November 1776Naomi was named in her husband's will on 7 November 1776 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as wife Naomi in the will of Littleton Mears. His wife and William Banfield Walker were named Extrs., so she could have been a Walker..1 

Family

Littleton Mears b. c 1732, d. Dec 1776
Children 1.Shadrack (of Litt) Mears+ b. c 1770, d. Oct 1815
 2.Sarah 'Sally' Mears b. c 1771

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 299 (will of Littleton Mears, wife Naomi).

Sarah 'Sally' Mears1

F, b. circa 1771
FatherLittleton Mears b. c 1732, d. Dec 1776
MotherNaomi Walker Walker? b. c 1745
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited8 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1771Sarah was born circa 1771 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*7 November 1776Sarah was named in her father's will on 7 November 1776 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Sarah Mears, one of two youngest children, in the will of Littleton Mears. She was also shown as daughter Sally Mears in the list of residual legatees..1 
Will - Aunt's*31 January 1800Sarah was named in her his aunt's will on 31 January 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Sally Mears, daughter of Littleton Mears, in the will of Elizabeth Bell, who was evidently an Aunt.2 
Marriage*15 May 1815She married James Shepherd on 15 May 1815 at Accomack Co, VA. William Heath was the security on the M.L.B. of James Sheppard and Sally Mears of Littleton..3 
Married Name15 May 1815 As of 15 May 1815,her married name was Shepherd. 

Family

James Shepherd b. c 1775

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 299 (will of Littleton Mears, wife Naomi).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 464 (will of Elizabeth Bell).
  3. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

John Mears1

M, b. circa 1758, d. March 1818
FatherLittleton Mears b. c 1732, d. Dec 1776
MotherComfort Richardson b. c 1735
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited10 Dec 2006
Birth*circa 1758John was born circa 1758 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*7 November 1776John was named in his father's will on 7 November 1776 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1780He married Abby (-----) circa 1780.2 
Anecdote*1800 He had 3 sons & 2 daughters in 1800 census and was over age 45 in 1800 and again in 1810. He traded 70 acres in 1817 in N'hamp Co.2 
Will*14 February 1818He made a will on 14 February 1818 at Northampton Co, VA. I give to my son Littleton Mears. I lend to my wife Abi Mears all the land on which I now live during her life at her death to be divided equally between my three sons Littleton Mears, John Mears & William Mears. I also lend to my wife Abi all my other property not named during her life, at her death to be equally divided between my four children, Littleton, John, William and Tabitha. Signed with his mark, John Mears. Witnesses: Matthew Floyd and Levi (his mark) Richardson. (N'hamp WB 35, page 145)
Death*March 1818John died in March 1818. 
Probate*13 April 1818John's will was probated on 13 April 1818 at Northampton Co, VA. 

Family

Abby (-----) b. c 1760
Marriage*circa 1780He married Abby (-----) circa 1780.2 
Children 1.John (of Jno) Mears b. c 1785
 2.Elizabeth Mears b. c 1787, d. b 14 Feb 1818
 3.Littleton Mears b. c 1790, d. Aug 1821
 4.William Mears b. c 1792
 5.Tabitha Mears b. c 1795

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 299 (will of Littleton Mears, wife Naomi).
  2. [S913] Mary Francis Carey to M.K. Miles, Mears Charts: I - VIII & associated files.

Levin Mears1

M, b. circa 1760
FatherLittleton Mears b. c 1732, d. Dec 1776
MotherComfort Richardson b. c 1735
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited19 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1760Levin was born circa 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*7 November 1776Levin was named in his father's will on 7 November 1776 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 299 (will of Littleton Mears, wife Naomi).

Littleton Mears1

M, b. circa 1762
FatherLittleton Mears b. c 1732, d. Dec 1776
MotherComfort Richardson b. c 1735
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited8 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1762Littleton was born circa 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*7 November 1776Littleton was named in his father's will on 7 November 1776 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 299 (will of Littleton Mears, wife Naomi).

Kendall (of Litt.) Mears1

M, b. circa 1764
FatherLittleton Mears b. c 1732, d. Dec 1776
MotherComfort Richardson b. c 1735
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited15 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1764Kendall was born circa 1764 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*7 November 1776Kendall was named in his father's will on 7 November 1776 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1795He married Catharine 'Katy' (-----) circa 1795.2 

Family

Catharine 'Katy' (-----) b. c 1775
Children 1.Michael 'Mikell' Mears+ b. c 1798, d. 30 Aug 1879
 2.James (of Ken) Mears+ b. c 1800, d. Nov 1834
 3.Edward (of K.) Mears+ b. c 1805
 4.Mary 'Molly' Mears+ b. c 1814, d. 6 Jul 1888

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 299 (will of Littleton Mears, wife Naomi).
  2. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns), p. 237 (marriages of their son Michael Mears in 1859 and in 1871 show him as a son of Kendal & Catharine & Katy).

Sophia Mears1

F, b. circa 1756
FatherLittleton Mears b. c 1732, d. Dec 1776
MotherComfort Richardson b. c 1735
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited8 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1756Sophia was born circa 1756 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1774She married (-----) Martin circa 1774.1 
Married Namecirca 1774 As of circa 1774,her married name was Martin. 
Will - Father's*7 November 1776Sophia was named in her father's will on 7 November 1776 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Sophia Martin in the will of Littleton Mears..1 

Family

(-----) Martin b. c 1750

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 299 (will of Littleton Mears, wife Naomi).

(-----) Martin

M, b. circa 1750
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited8 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1750(-----) was born circa 1750 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1774He married Sophia Mears, daughter of Littleton Mears and Comfort Richardson, circa 1774.1 

Family

Sophia Mears b. c 1756

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 299 (will of Littleton Mears, wife Naomi).

Betty Mears1

F, b. circa 1767
FatherLittleton Mears b. c 1732, d. Dec 1776
MotherComfort Richardson b. c 1735
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited8 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1767Betty was born circa 1767 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*7 November 1776Betty was named in her father's will on 7 November 1776 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Betty Mears in the will of Littleton Mears..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 299 (will of Littleton Mears, wife Naomi).

Margaret 'Peggy' (50F) Bradford1,2

F, b. circa 1744, d. before 25 January 1796
FatherJohn (17) Bradford b. c 1706, d. b 30 Jun 1784
MotherSarah (-----) b. c 1710
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited24 Mar 2016
Birth*circa 1744Margaret was born circa 1744 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1768She married Spencer (125) Mears, son of John Mears and Sabrah (68) Armey Trader, circa 1768.3 
Married Namecirca 1768 As of circa 1768,her married name was Mears. 
Will - Husb's*25 May 1794Margaret was named in her husband's will on 25 May 1794 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as wife Margaret in the will of Spencer Mears. She and Robert Bradford were named Extrs..3 
Anecdote*26 November 1794 Her son Robert Mears was named in the 26 Nov 1794 will of Robert Bradford and given all my lands except 5 acres where James Lurton now lives.1 
Death*before 25 January 1796Margaret died before 25 January 1796 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that James Mears was named to settle the estate of Peggy Mears. Robinson Savage and Custis Bradford were the securities..4 
Est settm't*27 October 1800Margaret estate was settled on 27 October 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. 26 Aug 1798 (Audit), 27 Oct 1800 (Rec'd) - James Mears Extr. Named in settlement the following received part of mother's estate: Rachel Belote, James Mears, Rosannah Melson, Sally Mears, Caleb Mears, Robert Mears, Francis Mears, Betty Mears, Nancy Mears. Auditors: Custis Willis & Francis Savage..5 

Family

Spencer (125) Mears b. c 1734, d. b 29 Sep 1794
Marriage*circa 1768She married Spencer (125) Mears, son of John Mears and Sabrah (68) Armey Trader, circa 1768.3 
Children 1.James (87G) Mears b. c 1768, d. Feb 1800
 2.Rachel (87H) Mears b. c 1770
 3.Sally (87I) Mears b. c 1772
 4.Rosannah 'Rosey' (87J) Mears+ b. c 1774
 5.Caleb (87K) Mears b. c 1776
 6.Robert (87L) Mears b. c 1778
 7.Frances (87M) Mears b. c 1780
 8.Elizabeth 'Betty' (87N) Mears b. c 1784
 9.Nancy (87O) Mears b. c 1786

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 427 (will of Robert Bradford).
  2. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 203 (Richard Smith Family).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 416 (will of Spencer Mears, wife Margaret).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 414 (adm. of Peggy Mears).
  5. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 371 (settlement of Peggy Mears).

James (87G) Mears1,2

M, b. circa 1768, d. February 1800
FatherSpencer (125) Mears b. c 1734, d. b 29 Sep 1794
MotherMargaret 'Peggy' (50F) Bradford b. c 1744, d. b 25 Jan 1796
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited7 Jun 2007
Birth*circa 1768James was born circa 1768 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*25 May 1794James was named in his father's will on 25 May 1794 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Administrator*25 January 1796James was named as administrator of an estate on 25 January 1796 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that James Mears was named to settle the estate of Peggy Mears. Robinson Savage and Custis Bradford were the securities..3 
Heir - named as6 September 1798James was named as an heir on 6 September 1798 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as James Mears in the will of Custis Bradford who also named Francis Mears, son of Spencer Mears. A Nanny Mears was one of the witnesses..4 
Will*21 December 1799He made a will on 21 December 1799 at Accomack Co, VA. To brother Caleb Mears 200 acres at the North end of my land adjacent to Kendal Richardson, for life & then to be sold & the money divided between my 2 youngest sisters Frances Mears & Betty Mears. To sister Sally Mears 20 acres of land. Balance of land to be sold & proceeds divided between my sisters Frances & Betty Mears. 3 sisters Sally, Frances & Betty resid. legatees. Francis Roberts Exr. Witt: Custis Willis, John Kelley.
.5 
Death*February 1800James died in February 1800.5 
Probate*24 February 1800James's will was probated on 24 February 1800 at Accomack Co, VA.5 
Heir - named as*27 October 1800James was named as an heir on 27 October 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as James Mears, Extr. to the estate of Peggy Mears and shown as one of her children..6 
Est settm't*26 July 1802James estate was settled on 26 July 1802 at Accomack Co, VA. 27 Oct 1800 (Order to Audit), 26 Jul 1802 (Rec'd) - Francis Roberts Extr. Named in settlement: Hillary Mears & Sally Mears. Cash paid the heirs of Spencer Mears dec'd, each child. Auditors: Custis Willis & Francis Savage..7 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 416 (will of Spencer Mears, wife Margaret).
  2. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 209 (Richard Smith Family).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 414 (adm. of Peggy Mears).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 456 (will of Custis Bradford).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 464 (will of James Mears, brother Caleb).
  6. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 371 (settlement of Peggy Mears).
  7. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 368 (settlement of James Mears, Francis Roberts Extr.).

Caleb (87K) Mears1,2

M, b. circa 1776
FatherSpencer (125) Mears b. c 1734, d. b 29 Sep 1794
MotherMargaret 'Peggy' (50F) Bradford b. c 1744, d. b 25 Jan 1796
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited9 Jun 2007
Birth*circa 1776Caleb was born circa 1776 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*25 May 1794Caleb was named in his father's will on 25 May 1794 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Brother's*21 December 1799Caleb was named in his brother's will on 21 December 1799 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a brother Caleb Mears in the will of James Mears..3 
Heir - named as*27 October 1800Caleb was named as an heir on 27 October 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Caleb Mears one of the children of Peggy Mears..4 
Marriage*20 February 1805He married Patience Pratt on 20 February 1805 at Accomack Co, VA. Robert Twiford was the security on the M.L.B. of Caleb Mears and Patience Pratt..5 

Family

Patience Pratt b. c 1780

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 416 (will of Spencer Mears, wife Margaret).
  2. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 210 (Richard Smith Family).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 464 (will of James Mears, brother Caleb).
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 371 (settlement of Peggy Mears).
  5. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Rachel (87H) Mears1,2

F, b. circa 1770
FatherSpencer (125) Mears b. c 1734, d. b 29 Sep 1794
MotherMargaret 'Peggy' (50F) Bradford b. c 1744, d. b 25 Jan 1796
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited7 Jun 2007
Birth*circa 1770Rachel was born circa 1770 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*25 May 1794Rachel was named in her father's will on 25 May 1794 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*11 May 1800She married John Belote on 11 May 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. John Savage was the security on the M.L.B. of John Belote and Rachel Mears..3,4 
Married Name11 May 1800 As of 11 May 1800,her married name was Belote. 
Heir - named as*27 October 1800Rachel was named as an heir on 27 October 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Rachel Belote one of the children of Peggy Mears..3 

Family

John Belote b. c 1760

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 416 (will of Spencer Mears, wife Margaret).
  2. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 209 (Richard Smith Family).
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 371 (settlement of Peggy Mears).
  4. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Sally (87I) Mears1,2

F, b. circa 1772
FatherSpencer (125) Mears b. c 1734, d. b 29 Sep 1794
MotherMargaret 'Peggy' (50F) Bradford b. c 1744, d. b 25 Jan 1796
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited8 Jun 2007
Birth*circa 1772Sally was born circa 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*25 May 1794Sally was named in her father's will on 25 May 1794 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Brother's*21 December 1799Sally was named in her brother's will on 21 December 1799 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a sister Sally Mears in the will of James Mears..3 
Heir - named as*27 October 1800Sally was named as an heir on 27 October 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Sally Mears one of the children of Peggy Mears..4 
Marriage*15 December 1801She married John Belote Jr. on 15 December 1801 at Accomack Co, VA. William Heath was the security on the M.L.B. of John Belote Jr. and Sally Mears..5,6 
Married Name15 December 1801 As of 15 December 1801,her married name was Belote. 

Family

John Belote Jr. b. c 1770

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 416 (will of Spencer Mears, wife Margaret).
  2. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 209 (Richard Smith Family).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 464 (will of James Mears, brother Caleb).
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 371 (settlement of Peggy Mears).
  5. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  6. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 752 (tract A41, Spencer Mears part).

Rosannah 'Rosey' (87J) Mears1,2

F, b. circa 1774
FatherSpencer (125) Mears b. c 1734, d. b 29 Sep 1794
MotherMargaret 'Peggy' (50F) Bradford b. c 1744, d. b 25 Jan 1796
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited7 Dec 2010
Birth*circa 1774Rosannah was born circa 1774 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*25 May 1794Rosannah was named in her father's will on 25 May 1794 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Rosey in the will of Spencer Mears..1 
Marriage*25 March 1797She married Middleton Melson, son of (-----) Melson and Lavinia 'Lancy' Milliner, on 25 March 1797 at Accomack Co, VA. Elijah Fitzgerald was the security on the M.L.B. of Middleton Melson and Rodey Mears. They moved to York County..3,2 
Married Name25 March 1797 As of 25 March 1797,her married name was Melson. 
Heir - named as*27 October 1800Rosannah was named as an heir on 27 October 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Rosannah Melson one of the children of Peggy Mears..4 

Family

Middleton Melson b. c 1774
Child 1.John Melson5 b. c 1800

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 416 (will of Spencer Mears, wife Margaret).
  2. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 210 (Richard Smith Family).
  3. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 371 (settlement of Peggy Mears).
  5. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 486 (will of Rachel Shreaves).

Robert (87L) Mears1,2

M, b. circa 1778
FatherSpencer (125) Mears b. c 1734, d. b 29 Sep 1794
MotherMargaret 'Peggy' (50F) Bradford b. c 1744, d. b 25 Jan 1796
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited24 Mar 2016
Birth*circa 1778Robert was born circa 1778 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*25 May 1794Robert was named in his father's will on 25 May 1794 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Uncle's*26 November 1794Robert was named in his uncle's will on 26 November 1794 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Robert Mears, son of Spencer, and given all my lands except 5 acres where James Lurton now lives in the will of Robert Bradford.3 
Marriage*circa 1800He married Leah Beach, daughter of John Beach and Amey (-----), circa 1800.4 
Heir - named as*27 October 1800Robert was named as an heir on 27 October 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Robert Mears one of the children of Peggy Mears..5 
Anecdote*1801 After Spencer Mears' estate was settled, his children Robert, Francis, Elizabeth and Nancy had guardians appointed, implying they were under age.6 
Heir - named as27 January 1812Robert was named as an heir on 27 January 1812 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Leah Mears, wife of Robert; Rachel Tignal, widow of Dennis; Mary Beach, Levin Beach, James Beach and Caty and Peggy Beach, children of Frederick Beach, are the only heirs of John Beach, dec'd, a soldier in the 9th Virginia Regiment on Continential Establishment in the Rev. War. (NOTE: Since they were not specifically named as children of John Beach, they were probably his siblings and since the children of Frederick Beach were listed, he was probably dec'd by this time.)7 
Est Settm't Uncle's*24 February 1823He was named in the settlement of his uncle's estate on 24 February 1823 at Accomack Co, VA. The settlement of the estate of Robert Bradord showed No Date (Audit), 24 Feb 1823 (Rec'd) - Arthur Bradford Extr. Named in settlement: John Bradford, widow's part, Robert Mears' part, James Chandler's part. Auditors: Custis Willis & Elisha Mears Sr. (NOTE: This was evidently the brother of Arthur Bradford who had died in 1795 and this was a final settlement.)8 

Family

Leah Beach b. c 1761
Marriage*circa 1800He married Leah Beach, daughter of John Beach and Amey (-----), circa 1800.4 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 416 (will of Spencer Mears, wife Margaret).
  2. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 210 (Richard Smith Family).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 427 (will of Robert Bradford).
  4. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 10 (heirs of John Beech).
  5. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 371 (settlement of Peggy Mears).
  6. [S913] Mary Francis Carey to M.K. Miles, Mears Charts: I - VIII & associated files.
  7. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 10 (heirs of John Beach, dec'd).
  8. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 89 (settlement of Robert Bradford).

Frances (87M) Mears1,2

F, b. circa 1780
FatherSpencer (125) Mears b. c 1734, d. b 29 Sep 1794
MotherMargaret 'Peggy' (50F) Bradford b. c 1744, d. b 25 Jan 1796
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited9 Jun 2007
Birth*circa 1780Frances was born circa 1780 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*25 May 1794Frances was named in her father's will on 25 May 1794 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Frances in the will of Spencer Mears..1 
Heir - named as6 September 1798Frances was named as an heir on 6 September 1798 at Accomack Co, VA. Custis Bradford named a Francis Mears, son of Spencer Mears, in his will. A Nanny Mears was one of the witnesses. (NOTE: Other sources show her as a female.)3 
Will - Brother's*21 December 1799Frances was named in her brother's will on 21 December 1799 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a sister Frances Mears in the will of James Mears..4 
Heir - named as*27 October 1800Frances was named as an heir on 27 October 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Frances Mears one of the children of Peggy Mears..5 
Anecdote*1801 After Spencer Mears' estate was settled, his children Robert, Francis, Elizabeth and Nancy had guardians appointed, implying they were under age.6 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 416 (will of Spencer Mears, wife Margaret).
  2. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 210 (Richard Smith Family).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 456 (will of Custis Bradford).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 464 (will of James Mears, brother Caleb).
  5. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 371 (settlement of Peggy Mears).
  6. [S913] Mary Francis Carey to M.K. Miles, Mears Charts: I - VIII & associated files.

Elizabeth 'Betty' (87N) Mears1,2

F, b. circa 1784
FatherSpencer (125) Mears b. c 1734, d. b 29 Sep 1794
MotherMargaret 'Peggy' (50F) Bradford b. c 1744, d. b 25 Jan 1796
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited9 Jun 2007
Birth*circa 1784Elizabeth was born circa 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. She was under age in 1800.. 
Will - Father's*25 May 1794Elizabeth was named in her father's will on 25 May 1794 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Brother's*21 December 1799Elizabeth was named in her brother's will on 21 December 1799 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a sister Betty Mears in the will of James Mears..3 
Will - Aunt's*31 January 1800Elizabeth was named in her his aunt's will on 31 January 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Elizabeth Mears, daughter of Spencer, (under age) in the will of Elizabeth Bell, who was evidently an Aunt.4 
Heir - named as*27 October 1800Elizabeth was named as an heir on 27 October 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Betty Mears one of the children of Peggy Mears..5 
Anecdote*1801 After Spencer Mears' estate was settled, his children Robert, Francis, Elizabeth and Nancy had guardians appointed, implying they were under age.6 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 416 (will of Spencer Mears, wife Margaret).
  2. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 210 (Richard Smith Family).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 464 (will of James Mears, brother Caleb).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 464 (will of Elizabeth Bell).
  5. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 371 (settlement of Peggy Mears).
  6. [S913] Mary Francis Carey to M.K. Miles, Mears Charts: I - VIII & associated files.

Nancy (87O) Mears1,2

F, b. circa 1786
FatherSpencer (125) Mears b. c 1734, d. b 29 Sep 1794
MotherMargaret 'Peggy' (50F) Bradford b. c 1744, d. b 25 Jan 1796
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited9 Jun 2007
Birth*circa 1786Nancy was born circa 1786 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*25 May 1794Nancy was named in her father's will on 25 May 1794 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Heir - named as*27 October 1800Nancy was named as an heir on 27 October 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Nancy Mears one of the children of Peggy Mears..3 
Anecdote*1801 After Spencer Mears' estate was settled, his children Robert, Francis, Elizabeth and Nancy had guardians appointed, implying they were under age.4 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 416 (will of Spencer Mears, wife Margaret).
  2. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 210 (Richard Smith Family).
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 371 (settlement of Peggy Mears).
  4. [S913] Mary Francis Carey to M.K. Miles, Mears Charts: I - VIII & associated files.

John Belote

M, b. circa 1760
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited8 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1760John was born circa 1760. 
Marriage*11 May 1800He married Rachel (87H) Mears, daughter of Spencer (125) Mears and Margaret 'Peggy' (50F) Bradford, on 11 May 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. John Savage was the security on the M.L.B. of John Belote and Rachel Mears..1,2 

Family

Rachel (87H) Mears b. c 1770

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 371 (settlement of Peggy Mears).
  2. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Middleton Melson

M, b. circa 1774
Father(-----) Melson1 b. c 1740
MotherLavinia 'Lancy' Milliner1 b. c 1754, d. b 10 Oct 1798
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited7 Dec 2010
Birth*circa 1774Middleton was born circa 1774 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*25 March 1797He married Rosannah 'Rosey' (87J) Mears, daughter of Spencer (125) Mears and Margaret 'Peggy' (50F) Bradford, on 25 March 1797 at Accomack Co, VA. Elijah Fitzgerald was the security on the M.L.B. of Middleton Melson and Rodey Mears. They moved to York County..2,3 
Land sold*10 October 1798Middleton Melson sold land on 10 October 1798 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Smith Milliner and Nancy his wife, Major Guy and Rachel his wife, Ann Melson (widow of Levin) and Rosey Melson, Middleton Melson and Rosey his wife, and John Melson and Betty his wife, children and heirs of Lancy Melson dec'd sold land to John Welburn, all of the County of Accomack, VA, for 116 pounds & one Shilling. It was 4 undivided 5th parts of a tract of land with the appurtenances which descended to the said grantors by the death of a certain Southy Milliner their relation, lying and being in the Parish and County of Accomack and bounded as follows by the lands of Selby Simpsons heirs on the North, and by the lands of John Moore on the East, by the lands of John A. Bundick on the South and by the County road on the West containing in the whole 28 acres. (NOTE: Smith Milliner, Rachel Guy and Ann Melson were siblings of Lancy Melson dec'd & Southy Milliner dec'd. Rosey Melson, Middleton Melson & John Melson were the children of Lancy Melson dec'd.)4 
Will - Cousin's*13 January 1813Middleton was named in his cousin's will on 13 January 1813 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Middleton Melson in the will of Rachel Shreaves. She left a legacy to John Melson of Middleton.5 

Family

Rosannah 'Rosey' (87J) Mears b. c 1774
Child 1.John Melson5 b. c 1800

Citations

  1. [S2061] Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, District Court Wills & Deeds, 1789-1799, p. 299-301 (Deed from Smith Milliner & Nancy his wife & others to John Welburn).
  2. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  3. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 210 (Richard Smith Family).
  4. [S2061] Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, District Court Wills & Deeds, 1789-1799, p. 299-301 (Deed from Smith Milliner & Nancy his wife & others, heirs of Lancy Melson dec'd, to John Welburn).
  5. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 486 (will of Rachel Shreaves).

Margaret (127) Mears1,2

F, b. circa 1752
FatherJohn Mears b. c 1698, d. Mar 1762
MotherSabrah (68) Armey Trader b. c 1704, d. Feb 1785
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited4 Jul 2007
Birth*circa 1752Margaret was born circa 1752 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1775She married (-----) Richardson circa 1775.2 
Married Namecirca 1775 As of circa 1775,her married name was Richardson. 
Will - Mother's*20 April 1784Margaret was named in her mother's will on 20 April 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Margaret Richardson in the will of Sabra Mears..1 

Family

(-----) Richardson b. c 1740

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 353-354 (will of Sabra Mears).
  2. [S888] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 130 (Granger Family).

Rose (128) Mears1,2

F, b. circa 1742
FatherJohn Mears b. c 1698, d. Mar 1762
MotherSabrah (68) Armey Trader b. c 1704, d. Feb 1785
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited8 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1742Rose was born circa 1742 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1765She married (-----) Harmon circa 1765.1 
Married Namecirca 1765 As of circa 1765,her married name was Harmon. 
Will - Mother's*20 April 1784Rose was named in her mother's will on 20 April 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Rose Harmon in the will of Sabra Mears..1 

Family

(-----) Harmon b. c 1740

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 353-354 (will of Sabra Mears).
  2. [S888] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 130 (Granger Family).

(-----) Harmon

M, b. circa 1740
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited8 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1740(-----) was born circa 1740 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1765He married Rose (128) Mears, daughter of John Mears and Sabrah (68) Armey Trader, circa 1765.1 

Family

Rose (128) Mears b. c 1742

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 353-354 (will of Sabra Mears).

Sinah 'Siner' (129) Mears1,2

F, b. circa 1738
FatherJohn Mears b. c 1698, d. Mar 1762
MotherSabrah (68) Armey Trader b. c 1704, d. Feb 1785
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited21 Jul 2007
Birth*circa 1738Sinah was born circa 1738 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1760She married (h/o Siner) Bradford circa 1760. 
Married Namecirca 1760 As of circa 1760,her married name was Bradford. 
Will - Mother's*20 April 1784Sinah was named in her mother's will on 20 April 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Siner Bradford in the will of Sabra Mears..1 

Family

(h/o Siner) Bradford b. c 1735
Child 1.Lucreshe 'Creshe' Bradford+ b. c 1760

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 353-354 (will of Sabra Mears).
  2. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 130 (Granger Family).

(-----) Bell

M, b. circa 1745
Last Edited8 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1745(-----) was born circa 1745 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1770He married an unknown person circa 1770.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 353-354 (will of Sabra Mears).

Hillary (of John) Turner1

M, b. circa 1740
FatherJohn (of Rich II) Turner1 b. c 1702, d. b 10 Nov 1741
MotherMary (-----)1 b. c 1700
Last Edited13 Oct 2018
Birth*circa 1740Hillary was born circa 1740 at Accomack Co, VA.1,2 
Witness paid to be*30 November 1762Hillary was paid for being a witness on 30 November 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. The court found that Thomas Nelson had misused his apprentice William Twiford, an orphan, who was ordered removed with Nelson paying costs. Witnesses: Joshua Foster (two days), Richd Sturgis, Hillary Turner and Sarah Rodgers (each one day).2 
Marriage*circa 1765He married (-----) (-----) circa 1765 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Witness paid to be26 February 1765Hillary was paid for being a witness on 26 February 1765 at Accomack Co, VA. Moses Turner, Hillary Turner and Solomon Richardson swore they attended one day as witnesses for Keziah Clark against Robert Watson; she was to pay them 25 lbs tobacco each.3 
Court - namd in suit*30 April 1765He was named in a lawsuit on 30 April 1765 at Accomack Co, VA. Levin Teackle brought action of attachment against Abel Roberts, who failed to appear. Hillary Turner declared that when Abel left his rented plantation, he left a little tobacco, some corn in a stack, two stacks of fodder and a plow frame. The goods were attached toward paying Levin £2:14:00.4 
Will - Uncle's*17 February 1767Hillary was named in his uncle's will on 17 February 1767 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Richard Turner gave to godson John Parkerson, son of John Parkerson & Mary his wife "that I now am informed liveth in Carolina" Land & plantation where I now live, being 100 acres provided he pay 20 s. yearly to the Churchwardens of this parish to be distributed to such persons as shall be in want of charity, & if no heir of the said John Parkerson or himself should come to take possession of the land, then my cousin Hillary Turner to have the same upon the same condition & for want of heirs to William Turner, the son of Abraham Turner & Mary his wife. To cousin Andrew Turner, son of Andrew & Sarah his wife land where he now lives which I bought of his brother Abraham, containing 50 acres, he to pay 10 s. yearly to the Churchwardans, & for want of issue to George Turner, son of Abel Turner & Tabitha his wife. Clothing to Henry Clark & William Page. Wife (no name) bros. & sisters residual legatees. Wife & cousin Andrew Turner Exrs. Witt: James Rodgers, Peter Watson, Rachel Turner. In order of probate: George Turner heir at law to the testator. Elizabeth Turner & Andrew Turner qualified. (NOTE: Since Hillary's parents were not shown, it is assumed that he was the son of Richard's dec'd brother John & his wife Mary.)1 
Court - namd in suit28 May 1767He was named in a lawsuit on 28 May 1767 at Accomack Co, VA. Joseph Custis, who sued James and Stephen Armitrader, proceeded against Stephen (bail: Hillary Turner), who was granted a hearing. The sheriff could not find James, who was ordered arrested.5 
Court - namd in suit26 April 1768He was named in a lawsuit on 26 April 1768 at Accomack Co, VA. Moses Turner and Hillary Turner admitted owing Lazarus Rodgers £4:09:10.6 
Court - namd in suit27 October 1779He was named in a lawsuit on 27 October 1779 at Accomack Co, VA. Selby Vannelson, who petitioned against Hillary Turner, failed to appear to prosecute. Turner was to recover five shillings and his costs.7 
Tax list (personal)*21 April 1787He was on the personal property tax list on 21 April 1787 at St. George Parish, Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as William Turner with 0 white males 16-21; 0 blacks above 16; 0 blacks under 16; 2 horses, mares, colts & mules; 2 head of cattle. John Turner was listed under him and charged to Hillary.8 
Census head*1800Hillary was listed as a head of household in the census of 1800 at St. George Parish, Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Hilery Turner (P. BK.), age 45+. Listed with him were 1F0-10 & 1F10-16.9 

Family

(-----) (-----) b. c 1745
Marriage*circa 1765He married (-----) (-----) circa 1765 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Child 1.John (of Hillary) Turner+8 b. c 1765

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 244 (will of Richard Turner, wife Elizabeth).
  2. [S2224] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1753-1763, Volume 19, p. 405 (30 Nov 1762 Court).
  3. [S2313] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1764-1765, Volume 20, p. 100 (26 Feb 1765 Court).
  4. [S2313] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1764-1765, Volume 20, p. 120 (30 Apr 1765 Court).
  5. [S2314] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1765-1769, Volumes 21, 22, 23, p. 128 (28 May 1767 Court).
  6. [S2314] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1765-1769, Volumes 21, 22, 23, p. 202 (26 Apr 1768 Court).
  7. [S2766] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1777-1780, Volume 28, p. 214 (27 Oct 1779 Court).
  8. [S142] Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florence Love, Accomack Co, VA, Personal Property Tax Lists For The Year 1787, p. 103.
  9. [S578] Jody Powell, 1800, 1810, 1820 Accomack Co, VA, Census.

Elizabeth 'Betsy' Mears1

F, b. circa 1772
FatherJohn (122) Mears b. c 1730, d. Jan 1785
MotherMary 'Molly' Beach b. c 1744
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited25 May 2016
Birth*circa 1772Elizabeth was born circa 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. She was under age in 1800.. 
Will - Father's*17 December 1784Elizabeth was named in her father's will on 17 December 1784 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*28 August 1792She married Robinson (of Rowland) Savage, son of Capt. Rowland (of John of Rich) Savage and Comfort (-----), on 28 August 1792 at Accomack Co, VA. They were shown only as Robinson Savage and Betsy Mears..3 
Married Name28 August 1792 As of 28 August 1792,her married name was Savage. 
Will - Aunt's*31 January 1800Elizabeth was named in her his aunt's will on 31 January 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Elizabeth Mears, daughter of John, (under age) in the will of Elizabeth Bell, who was evidently an Aunt.4 

Family

Robinson (of Rowland) Savage b. c 1760, d. b 1 Dec 1815
Children 1.Major Savage+ b. 8 May 1793, d. 1 Oct 1855
 2.Hutchinson Savage5 b. c 1795
 3.Hessy Savage5 b. c 1797

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 353 (will of John Mears, wife Molly) & p. 464 (will of Elizabeth Bell).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 353 (will of John Mears, wife Molly).
  3. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 464 (will of Elizabeth Bell).
  5. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 471 (will of Robinson Savage).

William Mears (85) Bradford1,2

M, b. circa 1783
FatherJames (50) Bradford b. c 1732, d. b 29 Jun 1795
MotherLucreshe 'Creshe' Bradford b. c 1760
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited8 Jun 2007
Birth*circa 1783William was born circa 1783 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*17 November 1794William was named in his father's will on 17 November 1794 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son William Mears Bradford in the will of James Bradford..3,1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 429-430 (will of James Bradford, wife Lucresha).
  2. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 208 (Richard Smith Family).
  3. [S7] 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.

John (84) Bradford1,2

M, b. circa 1781
FatherJames (50) Bradford b. c 1732, d. b 29 Jun 1795
MotherLucreshe 'Creshe' Bradford b. c 1760
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited8 Jun 2007
Birth*circa 1781John was born circa 1781 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*17 November 1794John was named in his father's will on 17 November 1794 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 429-430 (will of James Bradford, wife Lucresha).
  2. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 208 (Richard Smith Family).

(h/o Siner) Bradford

M, b. circa 1735
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited26 Jan 2011
Birth*circa 1735(h/o was born circa 1735. 
Marriage*circa 1760He married Sinah 'Siner' (129) Mears, daughter of John Mears and Sabrah (68) Armey Trader, circa 1760. 

Family

Sinah 'Siner' (129) Mears b. c 1738
Child 1.Lucreshe 'Creshe' Bradford+ b. c 1760