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Isaac Mears1

M, b. circa 1790
FatherMicajah Mears b. c 1756, d. Jun 1798
MotherMary 'Polly' Massey Massey? b. c 1762, d. Jan 1805
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited14 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1790Isaac was born circa 1790 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Mother's*5 August 1800Isaac was named in his mother's will on 5 August 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as one of 4 youngest children, Isaac Mears, in the will of Polly Mears, Accomack Parish..1 
Will - Uncle's*1 December 1810Isaac was named in his uncle's will on 1 December 1810 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as my nephew Isaac Mears and given $25 in the will of Jonathan Mears, brother Bartholomew..2 
Anecdote*6 February 1811 On 6 Feb 1811 in Acc Co, Isaac Mears made purchases at the estate sale of Jonathan Mears of Guilford.3 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 372 (will of Polly Mears, Acc Parish).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 369 (will of Jonathan Mears, brother Bartholomew).
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 369 (settlement of Jonathan Mears).

Arthur (of Polly) Mears1

M, b. circa 1788
FatherMicajah Mears b. c 1756, d. Jun 1798
MotherMary 'Polly' Massey Massey? b. c 1762, d. Jan 1805
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited18 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1788Arthur was born circa 1788 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Mother's*5 August 1800Arthur was named in his mother's will on 5 August 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as one of 4 youngest children, Ashur Mears, in the will of Polly Mears, Accomack Parish..1 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 372 (will of Polly Mears, Acc Parish).

Peggy Mears1

F, b. circa 1786
FatherMicajah Mears b. c 1756, d. Jun 1798
MotherMary 'Polly' Massey Massey? b. c 1762, d. Jan 1805
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited18 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1786Peggy was born circa 1786 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Mother's*5 August 1800Peggy was named in her mother's will on 5 August 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as one of 4 youngest children, Peggy Mears, in the will of Polly Mears, Accomack Parish..1 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 372 (will of Polly Mears, Acc Parish).

Naomi Mears1

F, b. circa 1784
FatherMicajah Mears b. c 1756, d. Jun 1798
MotherMary 'Polly' Massey Massey? b. c 1762, d. Jan 1805
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited18 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1784Naomi was born circa 1784 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Mother's*5 August 1800Naomi was named in her mother's will on 5 August 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Naomi Mears in the will of Polly Mears..1 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 372 (will of Polly Mears, Acc Parish).

Tabitha Mears1

F, b. circa 1782
FatherMicajah Mears b. c 1756, d. Jun 1798
MotherMary 'Polly' Massey Massey? b. c 1762, d. Jan 1805
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited15 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1782Tabitha was born circa 1782 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Mother's*5 August 1800Tabitha was named in her mother's will on 5 August 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Tabitha Mears in the will of Polly Mears..1 
Marriage*31 January 1804She married Thomas Martin on 31 January 1804 at Accomack Co, VA. William Mears was the security on the M.L.B. of Thomas Martin and Tabby Mears..2 
Married Name31 January 1804 As of 31 January 1804,her married name was Martin. 

Family

Thomas Martin b. c 1775

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 372 (will of Polly Mears, Acc Parish).
  2. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Anna Mears1

F, b. circa 1780
FatherMicajah Mears b. c 1756, d. Jun 1798
MotherMary 'Polly' Massey Massey? b. c 1762, d. Jan 1805
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited15 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1780Anna was born circa 1780 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Mother's*5 August 1800Anna was named in her mother's will on 5 August 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Anna Mears in the will of Polly Mears. At the end of 7 years to daughter Anna Mears the land whereon I now live. (NOTE: 7 years was going to be either when Anna became of age to own land or when her youngest child woud have become of age.)1 
Heir - named as*28 July 1807Anna was named as an heir on 28 July 1807 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Ann Mears was the only Mears named in the settlement of the estate of Mary Mears..2 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 372 (will of Polly Mears, Acc Parish).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 371 (settlement of Mary Mears).

Margaret Mears1

F, b. circa 1775
FatherJohn (of Elisha) Mears (constable) b. c 1735, d. Dec 1807
Last Edited15 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1775Margaret was born circa 1775 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Aunt's*14 March 1787Margaret was named in her his aunt's will on 14 March 1787 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a goddaughter Margaret Mears, daughter of my brother John Mears, in the will of Margaret Joynes. (NOTE: She was evidently unmarried at this time.)2 
Marriage*circa 1795She married William Joynes circa 1795.1 
Married Namecirca 1795 As of circa 1795,her married name was Joynes. 
Will - Father's*18 July 1807Margaret was named in her father's will on 18 July 1807 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Margaret Joynes and given Negro woman Agnes, boy James, man Moses & ... in the will of John Mears of Elisha. He also named a son-in-law William Joynes as one of his Extr..1 

Family

William Joynes b. c 1765

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. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 388 (will of Margaret Joynes, sister of John & Solomon Mears).

William Joynes

M, b. circa 1712, d. before 28 February 1775
FatherEdward (of Edmond) Joynes I1 b. c 1685, d. b 12 Jun 1739
MotherSarah Tankard1 b. c 1688
ChartsDescendants of William Andrews (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Obedience Robins (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of John Tankard (Gentleman, Esquire, Marionville)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited21 Feb 2017
Birth*circa 1712William Joynes was born circa 1712 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*4 February 1738William was named in his father's will on 4 February 1738 at Northampton Co, VA. He was shown as son William in the will of Edward Joyne Sr., planter, wife Sarah.1 
Marriage*circa 1752He married Sarah (73) Gascoigne, daughter of Thomas (23) Gascoigne and Sarah (35) Andrews, circa 1752. 
Will - Sister-in-law*11 April 1759William was named in his sister-in-law's will on 11 April 1759 at Accomack Co, VA. In her will Elizabeth Gascoyns named sister Sarah Joynes. Brother Thomas Gascoyns. Brother William Gascoyns. William Joynes Exr. Witt: John Waltham, Adah Waltham, Susanna Gascoyns.2 
Will - Bro-in-law*15 February 1770William was named in his brother-in-law's will on 15 February 1770 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Jacob Andrew gave wife Margaret use of all my land being 286 acres during her widow & then to my daughter Sarah Andrews (under 18) & for want of heirs I give the 200 acres my father gave me to Robert Andrews, son of my cousin William Andrews, & the 86 acres I bought of Littleton Darby to my wife Margaret. Wife & daughter residual legatees. Wife Exec. & brother in law William Joynes. Exr. Witt: Thomas Jacob, William Andrews, Henry Gascoyne.3 
Marriage*2 December 1774He married Margaret Mears, daughter of Elisha Mears Sr., on 2 December 1774 at Accomack Co, VA. John Powell was the security on the M.L.B. of William Joynes and Margaret Mears..4 
Will*30 January 1775He made a will on 30 January 1775 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will William Joyne gave to wife Margaret the 4 slaves which were hers before our marriage, also the use of the plantation where I now live during her widow. To my son Levin Joyne plantation where I now live. Son Levin residual legatee & Exr. Witt: Henry Gascoyne, Jonathan Roles, Teackle Waltham..5 
Death*before 28 February 1775William died before 28 February 1775 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was proved..5 

Family 1

Sarah (73) Gascoigne b. c 1730, d. 2 Dec 1774
Marriage*circa 1752He married Sarah (73) Gascoigne, daughter of Thomas (23) Gascoigne and Sarah (35) Andrews, circa 1752. 
Child 1.Lt. Col. Levin S. Joynes+ b. 6 Jan 1753, d. 16 Oct 1794

Family 2

Margaret Mears b. c 1750, d. Jan 1791
Marriage*2 December 1774He married Margaret Mears, daughter of Elisha Mears Sr., on 2 December 1774 at Accomack Co, VA. John Powell was the security on the M.L.B. of William Joynes and Margaret Mears..4 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 303 (will of Edward Joyne Sr., planter, wife Sarah).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 201 (will of Elizabeth Gascoyns).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 249 (will of Jacob Andrew, wife Margaret).
  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. 283 (will of William Joyne).

Sarah Mears1

F, b. circa 1790
FatherJohn (of Elisha) Mears (constable) b. c 1735, d. Dec 1807
Last Edited1 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1790Sarah was born circa 1790 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*18 July 1807Sarah was named in her father's will on 18 July 1807 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Sarah Mears (not shown to be underage) in the will of John Mears of Elisha..1 

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).

Thomas Mears1

M, b. circa 1770, d. December 1800
FatherSouthy (of Thos) Mears b. c 1730, d. Mar 1781
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited15 Feb 2015
Birth*circa 1770Thomas was born circa 1770 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Grfath's*28 March 1775Thomas was named in his grandfather's will on 28 March 1775 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as my grandson Thomas Meers in the will of Thomas Meers..1 
Marriage*circa 1795He married Margaret 'Peggy' Taylor, daughter of William Taylor and Nancy (-----), circa 1795 at Accomack Co, VA.2,3 
Will*11 February 1800He made a will on 11 February 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. To wife Peggy Mears Negro boy Babel & Negro Jacob Butt during her life or widowhood & after her death or marriage, then Jacob to brother Jonathan Mears or his child. To wife remainder ... to brother Jonathan Mears. Peggy Mears & Custis Willis Extrs. Witt: Robert Guy, James Ashby..4 
Death*December 1800Thomas died in December 1800.4 
Probate*29 December 1800Thomas's will was probated on 29 December 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. John Downing & William Wyatt securities..4 

Family

Margaret 'Peggy' Taylor b. c 1775

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 284 (will of Thomas Meers, son Southy).
  2. [S913] Mary Francis Carey to M.K. Miles, Mears Charts: I - VIII & associated files.
  3. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 759 (tract A41).
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 373 (will of Thomas Mears).

Joseph Jacob Stringer1

M, b. circa 1835
FatherBenjamin Stringer Sr. b. c 1800
MotherCaroline S. Ames b. 12 Feb 1811, d. 31 Mar 1886
ChartsDescendants of William Custis (Ravenswood, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of John Stringer (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited19 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1835Joseph was born circa 1835 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Uncle's*20 August 1836Joseph was named in his uncle's will on 20 August 1836 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Joseph Jacob Stringer, son of Benjamin Stringer, in the will of John F. Mears. (NOTE: He was the grandson of John's sister Catharine Ames.)1 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 369 (will of John F. Mears).

James Henry Northam1

M, b. circa 1905
FatherJames D. 'Jim' Northam b. c 1885, d. 1933
MotherMary W. Thomas b. 19 Apr 1885, d. 20 Aug 1971
ChartsDescendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited29 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1905James was born circa 1905. 
Marriage*circa 1925He married Blanch (-----) circa 1925.1 
Burial*His body was interred at Belle Haven Cem, Acc Co, VA.1 

Family

Blanch (-----) b. c 1905
Child 1.Henry Northam b. c 1930

Citations

  1. [S835] Pinted in Philadelphia by A.J. Holman & Co., Ltd., 1895) Ms. Ethel A. Deshazor (some information taken from the John R. Thomas Family Bible, to Barry W. Miles.

Blanch (-----)

F, b. circa 1905
ChartsDescendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited29 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1905Blanch was born circa 1905. 
Marriage*circa 1925She married James Henry Northam, son of James D. 'Jim' Northam and Mary W. Thomas, circa 1925.1 
Married Namecirca 1925 As of circa 1925,her married name was Northam. 

Family

James Henry Northam b. c 1905
Child 1.Henry Northam b. c 1930

Citations

  1. [S835] Pinted in Philadelphia by A.J. Holman & Co., Ltd., 1895) Ms. Ethel A. Deshazor (some information taken from the John R. Thomas Family Bible, to Barry W. Miles.

Henry Northam1

M, b. circa 1930
FatherJames Henry Northam b. c 1905
MotherBlanch (-----) b. c 1905
ChartsDescendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited29 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1930Henry was born circa 1930. 
Was Living2005Henry was living in 2005 at Newport News, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S835] Pinted in Philadelphia by A.J. Holman & Co., Ltd., 1895) Ms. Ethel A. Deshazor (some information taken from the John R. Thomas Family Bible, to Barry W. Miles.

Lena Northam1

F, b. circa 1907, d. before 2005
FatherJames D. 'Jim' Northam b. c 1885, d. 1933
MotherMary W. Thomas b. 19 Apr 1885, d. 20 Aug 1971
ChartsDescendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited29 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1907Lena was born circa 1907. 
Marriage*circa 1925She married Floyd Atwell circa 1925.1 
Married Namecirca 1925 As of circa 1925,her married name was Atwell. 
Death*before 2005Lena died before 2005. She lived in Newport News, VA..1 

Family

Floyd Atwell b. c 1905, d. b 2005
Child 1.Henry Floyd Atwell b. c 1928

Citations

  1. [S835] Pinted in Philadelphia by A.J. Holman & Co., Ltd., 1895) Ms. Ethel A. Deshazor (some information taken from the John R. Thomas Family Bible, to Barry W. Miles.

Floyd Atwell

M, b. circa 1905, d. before 2005
ChartsDescendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited29 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1905Floyd was born circa 1905 at West Virginia. 
Marriage*circa 1925He married Lena Northam, daughter of James D. 'Jim' Northam and Mary W. Thomas, circa 1925.1 
Death*before 2005Floyd died before 2005. He lived in Newport News, VA..1 

Family

Lena Northam b. c 1907, d. b 2005
Child 1.Henry Floyd Atwell b. c 1928

Citations

  1. [S835] Pinted in Philadelphia by A.J. Holman & Co., Ltd., 1895) Ms. Ethel A. Deshazor (some information taken from the John R. Thomas Family Bible, to Barry W. Miles.

Henry Floyd Atwell1

M, b. circa 1928
FatherFloyd Atwell b. c 1905, d. b 2005
MotherLena Northam b. c 1907, d. b 2005
ChartsDescendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited29 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1928Henry was born circa 1928.1 

Citations

  1. [S835] Pinted in Philadelphia by A.J. Holman & Co., Ltd., 1895) Ms. Ethel A. Deshazor (some information taken from the John R. Thomas Family Bible, to Barry W. Miles.

Joe Thomas Watkins1

M, b. 18 April 1928, d. 3 October 2004
FatherJoseph Henry Watkins b. c 1895
MotherLaura Letitia 'Sister' Thomas b. 14 Apr 1895, d. 16 May 1971
ChartsDescendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited29 Jul 2006
Birth*18 April 1928Joe was born on 18 April 1928.1 
Death*3 October 2004Joe died on 3 October 2004 at age 76.1 

Citations

  1. [S835] Pinted in Philadelphia by A.J. Holman & Co., Ltd., 1895) Ms. Ethel A. Deshazor (some information taken from the John R. Thomas Family Bible, to Barry W. Miles.

Albert Nelson Krause

M, b. 18 August 1914, d. 11 February 1973
Last Edited29 Jul 2006
Birth*18 August 1914Albert was born on 18 August 1914.1 
Death*11 February 1973Albert died on 11 February 1973 at age 58.1 
Burial*His body was interred at Peninsula Mem Pk, Warwick, VA.1 

Family

Child 1.Ethel Ann Krause b. 1933

Citations

  1. [S835] Pinted in Philadelphia by A.J. Holman & Co., Ltd., 1895) Ms. Ethel A. Deshazor (some information taken from the John R. Thomas Family Bible, to Barry W. Miles.

Ethel Ann Krause1

F, b. 1933
FatherAlbert Nelson Krause b. 18 Aug 1914, d. 11 Feb 1973
Last Edited21 Aug 2015
Address* Ethel Ann Krause lived at Newport News, VA. 
Birth*1933Ethel was born in 1933.1 
Marriage*circa 1955She married (-----) Deshazor circa 1955.1 
Married Namecirca 1955 As of circa 1955,her married name was Deshazor. 
Residence*2005She resided at, at Newport News, VA, in 2005.1 
Living*August 2015Ethel Ann Krause was living in August 2015. 

Family

(-----) Deshazor b. c 1930

Citations

  1. [S835] Pinted in Philadelphia by A.J. Holman & Co., Ltd., 1895) Ms. Ethel A. Deshazor (some information taken from the John R. Thomas Family Bible, to Barry W. Miles.

(-----) Deshazor

M, b. circa 1930
Last Edited29 Jul 2006
Birth*circa 1930(-----) was born circa 1930. 
Marriage*circa 1955He married Ethel Ann Krause, daughter of Albert Nelson Krause, circa 1955.1 

Family

Ethel Ann Krause b. 1933

Citations

  1. [S835] Pinted in Philadelphia by A.J. Holman & Co., Ltd., 1895) Ms. Ethel A. Deshazor (some information taken from the John R. Thomas Family Bible, to Barry W. Miles.

Annie Lloyd Fisher1

F, b. 16 October 1882
FatherFrancis 'Frank' M. Fisher b. c 1856
MotherMarietta 'Mary Etta' Broadwater b. c 1858
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited14 Sep 2014
Birth*16 October 1882Annie was born on 16 October 1882 at District 1, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Annie L. Fisher, daughter of Frank Fisher, oysterman, and his wife Mary E. Her father gave the information..1 
Obituary - Brother's*1 October 1964She was named in her brother's obituary on 1 October 1964 at Hampton, VA. The obituary of Mr. William F. Fisher, 83, of Makemie Park, showed he was survived by his wife Mrs. Effie Fisher, a daughter Mrs. Hilda Richardson of Hampton, 2 sisters Mrs. Annie Satchell of Hampton and Miss Alice Fisher of Makemie Park, 3 grandchildren Messrs. Donald L. Richardson of the US Amry, Malaysia, Richard J. Richardson of Sterling, VA and Orville Franklin Richardson of Hampton, VA.2 

Citations

  1. [S779] Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Birth Register, 1853-1896, Volume II, 1877-1886.
  2. [S27] Peninsula Enterprise, 1 Oct 1964 (obituary of Mr. William F. Fisher).

Ella K. Belote1

F, b. 12 April 1864, d. 12 May 1926
FatherBenjamin T. Belote b. c 1834, d. 1904
MotherSusan C. Ward b. c 1830
ChartsDescendants of William Andrews (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter)
Descendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Hill (Gentleman, Hunting Creek)
Descendants of William Jones (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock) (#1)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock) (#2)
Descendants of Obedience Robins (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West) (#1)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West) (#2)
Last Edited28 Feb 2016
Birth*12 April 1864Ella was born on 12 April 1864 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*24 January 1883She married Henry T. Rayfield, son of James T. Rayfield and Sally A. Killmon, on 24 January 1883 at Andrew Chapel Ch, Cashville, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Henry T. Rayfield, a 22 year old farmer, the son of James & Sally Rayfield and she was shown as Ella K. Beloate, age 20, the daughter of Benj. T. & Susan Beloate. They were married by S.C. Boston..1 
Married Name24 January 1883 As of 24 January 1883,her married name was Rayfield. 
Death*12 May 1926Ella died on 12 May 1926 at age 62.2 
Burial*Her body was interred at Onancock Cem, Acc Co, VA. Her tombstone shows her as Ella K. Rayfield, wife of Henry T. Rayfield, 12 Apr 1864 - 12 May 1926..2 

Family

Henry T. Rayfield b. 3 Jun 1860, d. 17 Mar 1942
Children 1.Amanda C. Rayfield b. 9 Aug 1884, d. 1967
 2.Claude Elmer Rayfield+ b. 6 Jun 1887
 3.James H. Rayfield3 b. 1 Mar 1890
 4.Benjamin R. Rayfield3 b. 27 Feb 1892

Citations

  1. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  2. [S502] Jean Merritt Mihalyka & Faye Downing Wilson, Graven Stones of Lower Accomack County, Virginia.
  3. [S786] Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Birth Register, 1853-1896, Volume III, 1887-1896.

Major Rayfield I (Hunting Creek)

M, b. circa 1740, d. before 20 October 1798
Last Edited9 Oct 2018
Birth*circa 1740Major was born circa 1740 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Witnessed*21 March 1768He witnessed a will on 21 March 1768 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Major Rafield and Thomas Riley witnessed the will of Abraham Turner, wife Mary Anne.1 
Marriage*circa 1770He married Mary Anne Mackwilliam, daughter of Overton MackWilliam and (-----) (-----), circa 1770.2 
Tax list (personal)*25 April 1787Major Rayfield I (Hunting Creek) was on the personal property tax list on 25 April 1787 at St. George Parish, Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Major Rayfield, with no white males over age 16 and under age 21, 1 horse and 5 cattle. He was listed near Thomas & Willet Lilliston, Edmund & Levern Reed and John Revil.3 
Land cause31 October 1788He was named in a land cause on 31 October 1788 at south of Parksley, west of R.R. tract, Hunting Creek, Accomack Co, VA. Whereas the said Major Rayfield and Mary, his wife, William Turner, William Willet & Garthery his wife & Jacob Taylor and the said Thomas Bayly & Anne his wife together and undivided hold six messuages and 354 acres of land at the head of Hunting Creek, and whereas one Finlay McWilliams was lately seized of and in the premises aforesaid as of fee, and being so thereof seized on the 25 Mar. 1687 made his last will & testament and devised the said premises by the description of the plantation where he then lived, supposed to contain 400 acres, to Finlay & Overton, the sons of the said Finlay McWilliams, and to their lawful heirs, remainder in case of death of either Finlay, the son, or Overton during their minority or without heirs, of the part of the said premises of him who should so die as aforesaid, to Sarah, the daughter of the said Finlay McWilliams the elder, and to her heirs forever, and the said Finlay McWilliams the elder being so seized afterwards died and the said Finlay the son and Overton entered into the said premises and were seized thereof, to-wit: the said Finlay of one moiety & the said Overton of one moiety undivided in their demesne as of fee tail, and being so seized the said Overton afterwards with intent to dock the entail of his moiety of the premises, sued forth a writ in the nature of a writ of Ad quod Damnum from the Secretarie's Office of the then Colony of Virginia, directed to the Sheriff of the County aforesaid, that he cause the value of the moiety of the said Overton in the premises to be enquired of &c., by virtue whereof &c. the said Overton became seized of the one moiety of the said premises in his demesne as of fee, and being so thereof seized, to-wit, on the 1 Feb. 1736, sold his moiety of the said premises to a certain George Scott, which said George Scott entered into the said premises and on the 3 Dec. 1747 sold the said moiety of the said premises to Richard Drummond; that the said Richard Drummond entered into the said premises and became seized of the one moiety thereof, and being thereof seized afterwards died leaving Anne his daughter & now wife of the aforesaid Thomas Bayly, whereby the said Anne entered into the said premises and being so seized the said Anne took to husband the said Thomas Bayly, whereby the said Thomas & Anne entered into the said premises and were seized of the one moiety thereof, and still are seized thereof in right of the said Anne as aforesaid; That the aforesaid Sarah, one of the daughters of the said Finlay McWilliams the elder, in the life of the said Finlay took to husband the said ____ Courtney, and by his had issue Charles Courtney, and afterwards the said Sarah died and the said Finlay, the son, survived her, and afterwards the said Finlay the son being so seized died without issue & the said Charles Courtney, son & heir of the said Sarah, survived him and entered into the said premises and became seized of the one moiety thereof, and being so seized did on the 30 Jan. 1764, convey the one half of the moiety of the said Charles, being one fourth of the said premises, to a certain Abraham Turner, and the said Turner entered into the premises and became seized of the one fourth part thereof in fee, and being so seized afterwards died leaving the aforesaid Mary, now the wife of Major Rayfield his widow, and the aforesaid William Turner his son & heir, whereby the said Mary entered into the premises and became seized in right of dower of the one third of the one fourth part thereof, and the said Major Rayfield and Mary, his wife, are still seized thereof; and the said William Turner entered into the said other and became seized of two thirds of one fourth part thereof and still is thereof seized; and the said Charles Courtney being seized as aforesaid of the remaining one fourth part of the premises on the 31 Oct. 1764 made his last will and testament and devised the aforesaid remaining one fourth part of the premised to William Raleigh & Garthery Taylor; that the said Garthery entered into the premises and became seized of the 1/8 part thereof, and being so seized conveyed 25 acres of the said 1/8 of the premises to Jacob Taylor for and during the term of the natural life of the said Jacob; that the said Jacob entered into the premises and became seized thereof, and is still seized thereof, and the said Garthery being seized as aforesaid of the residue of the said 1/8 part of the said premises afterwards took to husband the aforesaid William Willet, whereby the said William Willet & Garthery entered into the said premises and were seized of the said residue of the said 1/8 part thereof, and still are seized thereof in right of the said Garthery; that the said William Raleigh entered into the premises and was seized of 1/8 part thereof, and being so seized on the 30 July 1783, conveyed the same to the aforesaid Thomas Bayly.4 
Will*10 October 1797He made a will on 10 October 1797 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Major Rayfield gave son William Rayfield. To son Major Rayfield. Real & personal estate to be divided between 4 children William, Elizabeth, Major & Mary. To Thomas Bayly Sr. the lands I bought of William Bull & Dianiah his wife & the lands bought of Levi Annis & Peggy his wife, which will appear by their deeds to me, provided the said Bayly pays the sum of money that I was to give for the said lands which will appear by said deeds. Sons William & Major Exrs. Witt: William Rolley, Asia East, Rachel Darby. Codicil: My 2 sons William & Major to have one barrel of Brandy as well for their trouble, saving the drink out of the crop of Brandy - Witt: Elijah Grinnalds..5 
Death*before 20 October 1798Major died before 20 October 1798 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was proved..5 
Land cause17 May 1799He was named in a land cause on 17 May 1799 at south of Parksley, west of R.R. tract, Hunting Creek, Accomack Co, VA. That a certain Finla McWilliams the elder was in his lifetime seized as of fee of and in a certain tract of land supposed to contain 400 acres, of which the premises in question is part; that being so seized on the 25 Mar. 1687, made his last will & testament and shortly afterwards died without having altered said will; that the said will was probated 16 Nov. 1687; that Finla McWilliams the younger & Overton, the sons of the said Finla McWilliams the elder, entered into the land devised them and were of their several parts respectively seized according to their several estates in the said will specified; that Overton McWilliams, one of the sons of the said Finla the elder, died leaving issue, which issue still survived at the time of the death of the said Finla the younger; that the said Finla the younger lived till 1762 and then died intestate and without issue, being seized at the time of his death of that part of the tract of 400 acres which his father, the said Finla the elder, had devised to him as aforesaid; that immediately after the death of the said Finla the younger, Charles Courtney, being the heir at law and the eldest son lawfully begotten of the body of Sarah, the daughter of the said Finla the elder, entered into the lands whereof the said Finla the younger had died seized as aforesaid, claiming title as heir of the said Sarah, who was then dead, under the will of the said Finla the elder; We also find that Mary, the wife of Abraham Turner, and only daughter and heir of the said Overton McWilliams, entered at the same time with the said Charles Courtney into the said lands whereof the said Finla the younger died seized as aforesaid, claiming title thereto as heir both of the said Finla the younger and the said Finla the elder; we find that the title to the said lands whereof the said Finla the younger died seized being in contest between the parties as aforesaid, the following deeds were respectively executed between them: A certain indenture from the said Charles Courtney to the said Abraham Turner, dated 30 Jan. 1764, & one other indenture from the said Abraham Turner dated the day and year aforesaid; we find that the said parties after the execution of the said deeds, to-wit: on the said 30 Jan. 1764, entered respectively into the lands in the said deeds respectively specified to them and remained possessed thereof; that the said Abraham Turner died on the ____ day of April, 1769 leaving issue two sons, Richard & William & three daughters Ritter, Dina & Peggy, having previously made his last will & testament; that Richard Turner, one of the said children of the said Abraham Turner, on the ____ day of ____ 1774, died an infant & without issue, and that William Turner, the younger of the two sons survived his said brother and arrived at lawful age in the year 1781; that Mary, the widow of the said Abraham Turner, having afterwards married with a certain Major Rayfield, remained on the lands which the said Charles Courtney had conveyed to the said Abraham Turner, and which are the premises in question, until the said William Turner, the younger of the two sons of the said Abraham Turner, had come to lawful age; that the said William Turner after coming to lawful age, to-wit: in the year 1781, entered upon the premises claiming title as heir of his said father whom he pretended held under the deed of the said Charles Courtney, and cleared a few acres of woodsland and built a house thereon and made other improvements; that on the ____ day of Aug. 1796, in the life of her said husband, Major Rayfield, the said Mary Rayfield died leaving issue the said William Turner, Dina, the wife of William Bull and Peggy the wife of Levi Ames, children of the first husband, Abraham Turner, and also Sarah Delastacion, an infant grandchild born of her daughter Ritter, then dec., who was a child of the said Abraham Turner, and leaving issue by the said last husband, Major Rayfield, the following children: William Betty, Major & Mary Rayfield; that Mary Rayfield, one of the children of the said Mary and Major Rayfield, after the death of her said mother, to-wit: on the 1 Sept. 1797, died an infant and without issue; We find that Major Rayfield, the husband of the said Mary the elder, continued in possession of the lands at the death of his said wife, claiming to hold the same as tenant by the curtesy; that the before named William Bull & Dianna his wife, & Levi Annis & Peggy his wife, on the 4 Oct. 1797 conveyed their right & interest in the said premises to the said Major Rayfield the elder; That Major Rayfield the elder by deed dated 21 May 1798 conveyed the said right & interest so purchased to the defendant Thomas Bayly; that on the ____ day of ____ 1799 the said Major Rayfield the elder died, and the said defendant Thomas Bayly entered into the premises claiming to hold part thereof in consideration of the right & interest conveyed to him by the said Major Rayfield aforesaid; that William, Elizabeth & Mary Rayfield, children of the said Major Rayfield the elder, entered into the premises and afterwards, to-wit: 7 Oct. 1799, by their deeds conveyed their interest and rights in the said premises to the said Thomas Bayly, the defendant, by virtue whereof the said Thomas Bayly entered into and became seized & possessed thereof according to the tenor of said last mentioned indenture; that William Turner aforesaid, after the death of his mother, died leaving issue the following children, Mary, Richard & John, Lessors of the plaintiff &c.6 
Land cause*1 November 1802Major was named in a land cause on 1 November 1802 at Accomack Co, VA. That whereas one Major Rayfield & Mary his wife, in right of said wife, were seized of and in a tract of land containing 100 acres in the Parish of St. George; that on the ____ day of August, 1796, in the lifetime of her said husband, the said Mary died leaving issue the said William Turner, the father of the aforesaid Mary Turner, and John Turner, Dianna, the wife of William Bull, and Peggy, the wife of Levi Ames, children by her first husband, Abraham Turner, and also Sarah Delastations an infant grandchild born of her daughter Ritta, then deceased, who was also a child of the said Abraham Turner, and leaving by her last husband, the said Major Rayfield, the following children: William, Elizabeth, Major & Mary, whereupon the lands descended to the above said children and grandchild of the said Mary Rayfield, liable to a tenancy by the curtesy of the said Major Rayfield who survived his said wife; that afterwards, to-wit: on the ____ day of Sept. 1797, after the death of the said Mary Rayfield the elder, Mary Rayfield the younger, one of the children of the said Major & Mary Rayfield, died an infant & without issue; that on the 4 day of October, 1797, the above named William Bull & Dianna, his wife, & Levi Ames & Peggy, his wife, conveyed their rights and interests in the premises to the said Major Rayfield the elder; that on the 21 May 1798, the said Major Rayfield the elder conveyed the interests so purchased by him to Thomas Bayly; that on the ____ day of ____ 1799, the said Major Rayfield the elder died, and the said Thomas Bayly thereupon entered into the premises in consequence of the rights by him so purchased; that Elizabeth, William and Major Rayfield, children of the said Major the elder and Mary, his wife, upon the death of the said Major entered into the premises and afterwards, on the 7 Oct. 1799, conveyed all their interest and rights in the premises to the said Thomas Bayly, by virtue whereof the said Thomas Bayly entered and became possessed thereof, and afterwards, on the 22 July, 1802, Sarah Delastations, the daughter of Ritta and grandchiid of Mary Rayfield, the elder, conveyed to the said Thomas Bayly all her right and interest in said land, so
that he, the said Thomas Bayly and the said Mary Turner and John Turner, heirs of William Turner, together and undivided hold the said messuage & lands &c. Stephen Drummond appointed guardian to the infant defendants to defend this suit..2 

Family

Mary Anne Mackwilliam b. c 1740, d. Aug 1796
Marriage*circa 1770He married Mary Anne Mackwilliam, daughter of Overton MackWilliam and (-----) (-----), circa 1770.2 
Children 1.William (of Major) Rayfield+ b. c 1775, d. Jul 1826
 2.Major Rayfield II+ b. c 1777, d. Oct 1858
 3.Elizabeth 'Betsy' Rayfield b. c 1780
 4.Mary Rayfield b. c 1782, d. 1 Sep 1797

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 241 (will of Abraham Turner).
  2. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 49 (partition suit between Thomas Bayly & Mary, Richard & John Turner).
  3. [S142] Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florence Love, Accomack Co, VA, Personal Property Tax Lists For The Year 1787, p. 101 & 112.
  4. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 36-38 (Thomas Bayly and Anne, his wife vs. Major Rayfield & wife &c., Suit for Division of Land).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 408 (will of Major Rayfield).
  6. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 65-67 (John Goodright, lessee of Mary Richard &c. vs. Richard Thrustout - Ejectment Proceedings).

Mary Rayfield1,2

F, b. circa 1782, d. 1 September 1797
FatherMajor Rayfield I (Hunting Creek) b. c 1740, d. b 20 Oct 1798
MotherMary Anne Mackwilliam b. c 1740, d. Aug 1796
Last Edited9 Oct 2018
Birth*circa 1782Mary was born circa 1782 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Death*1 September 1797Mary died on 1 September 1797 at Accomack Co, VA. On 1 Nov 1802 a land cause was recorded wherein it was brought out that Mary, wife of Major Rayfield, had died in Aug 1796 leaving children by 2 husbands, including William, Elizabeth, Major & Mary by her last husband, Major Rayfield. It was also note that daughter Mary Rayfield died underage in Sep 1797 ather the death of her mother without issue..2 
Will - Father's*10 October 1797Mary was named in her father's will on 10 October 1797 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Mary Rayfield in the will of Major Rayfield..1 
Land cause*17 May 1799She was named in a land cause on 17 May 1799 at south of Parksley, west of R.R. tract, Hunting Creek, Accomack Co, VA. That a certain Finla McWilliams the elder was in his lifetime seized as of fee of and in a certain tract of land supposed to contain 400 acres, of which the premises in question is part; that being so seized on the 25 Mar. 1687, made his last will & testament and shortly afterwards died without having altered said will; that the said will was probated 16 Nov. 1687; that Finla McWilliams the younger & Overton, the sons of the said Finla McWilliams the elder, entered into the land devised them and were of their several parts respectively seized according to their several estates in the said will specified; that Overton McWilliams, one of the sons of the said Finla the elder, died leaving issue, which issue still survived at the time of the death of the said Finla the younger; that the said Finla the younger lived till 1762 and then died intestate and without issue, being seized at the time of his death of that part of the tract of 400 acres which his father, the said Finla the elder, had devised to him as aforesaid; that immediately after the death of the said Finla the younger, Charles Courtney, being the heir at law and the eldest son lawfully begotten of the body of Sarah, the daughter of the said Finla the elder, entered into the lands whereof the said Finla the younger had died seized as aforesaid, claiming title as heir of the said Sarah, who was then dead, under the will of the said Finla the elder; We also find that Mary, the wife of Abraham Turner, and only daughter and heir of the said Overton McWilliams, entered at the same time with the said Charles Courtney into the said lands whereof the said Finla the younger died seized as aforesaid, claiming title thereto as heir both of the said Finla the younger and the said Finla the elder; we find that the title to the said lands whereof the said Finla the younger died seized being in contest between the parties as aforesaid, the following deeds were respectively executed between them: A certain indenture from the said Charles Courtney to the said Abraham Turner, dated 30 Jan. 1764, & one other indenture from the said Abraham Turner dated the day and year aforesaid; we find that the said parties after the execution of the said deeds, to-wit: on the said 30 Jan. 1764, entered respectively into the lands in the said deeds respectively specified to them and remained possessed thereof; that the said Abraham Turner died on the ____ day of April, 1769 leaving issue two sons, Richard & William & three daughters Ritter, Dina & Peggy, having previously made his last will & testament; that Richard Turner, one of the said children of the said Abraham Turner, on the ____ day of ____ 1774, died an infant & without issue, and that William Turner, the younger of the two sons survived his said brother and arrived at lawful age in the year 1781; that Mary, the widow of the said Abraham Turner, having afterwards married with a certain Major Rayfield, remained on the lands which the said Charles Courtney had conveyed to the said Abraham Turner, and which are the premises in question, until the said William Turner, the younger of the two sons of the said Abraham Turner, had come to lawful age; that the said William Turner after coming to lawful age, to-wit: in the year 1781, entered upon the premises claiming title as heir of his said father whom he pretended held under the deed of the said Charles Courtney, and cleared a few acres of woodsland and built a house thereon and made other improvements; that on the ____ day of Aug. 1796, in the life of her said husband, Major Rayfield, the said Mary Rayfield died leaving issue the said William Turner, Dina, the wife of William Bull and Peggy the wife of Levi Ames, children of the first husband, Abraham Turner, and also Sarah Delastacion, an infant grandchild born of her daughter Ritter, then dec., who was a child of the said Abraham Turner, and leaving issue by the said last husband, Major Rayfield, the following children: William Betty, Major & Mary Rayfield; that Mary Rayfield, one of the children of the said Mary and Major Rayfield, after the death of her said mother, to-wit: on the 1 Sept. 1797, died an infant and without issue; We find that Major Rayfield, the husband of the said Mary the elder, continued in possession of the lands at the death of his said wife, claiming to hold the same as tenant by the curtesy; that the before named William Bull & Dianna his wife, & Levi Annis & Peggy his wife, on the 4 Oct. 1797 conveyed their right & interest in the said premises to the said Major Rayfield the elder; That Major Rayfield the elder by deed dated 21 May 1798 conveyed the said right & interest so purchased to the defendant Thomas Bayly; that on the ____ day of ____ 1799 the said Major Rayfield the elder died, and the said defendant Thomas Bayly entered into the premises claiming to hold part thereof in consideration of the right & interest conveyed to him by the said Major Rayfield aforesaid; that William, Elizabeth & Mary Rayfield, children of the said Major Rayfield the elder, entered into the premises and afterwards, to-wit: 7 Oct. 1799, by their deeds conveyed their interest and rights in the said premises to the said Thomas Bayly, the defendant, by virtue whereof the said Thomas Bayly entered into and became seized & possessed thereof according to the tenor of said last mentioned indenture; that William Turner aforesaid, after the death of his mother, died leaving issue the following children, Mary, Richard & John, Lessors of the plaintiff &c.3 
Land cause1 November 1802She was named in a land cause on 1 November 1802 at south of Parksley, west of R.R. tract, Hunting Creek, Accomack Co, VA. That whereas one Major Rayfield & Mary his wife, in right of said wife, were seized of and in a tract of land containing 100 acres in the Parish of St. George; that on the ____ day of August, 1796, in the lifetime of her said husband, the said Mary died leaving issue the said William Turner, the father of the aforesaid Mary Turner, and John Turner, Dianna, the wife of William Bull, and Peggy, the wife of Levi Ames, children by her first husband, Abraham Turner, and also Sarah Delastations an infant grandchild born of her daughter Ritta, then deceased, who was also a child of the said Abraham Turner, and leaving by her last husband, the said Major Rayfield, the following children: William, Elizabeth, Major & Mary, whereupon the lands descended to the above said children and grandchild of the said Mary Rayfield, liable to a tenancy by the curtesy of the said Major Rayfield who survived his said wife; that afterwards, to-wit: on the ____ day of Sept. 1797, after the death of the said Mary Rayfield the elder, Mary Rayfield the younger, one of the children of the said Major & Mary Rayfield, died an infant & without issue; that on the 4 day of October, 1797, the above named William Bull & Dianna, his wife, & Levi Ames & Peggy, his wife, conveyed their rights and interests in the premises to the said Major Rayfield the elder; that on the 21 May 1798, the said Major Rayfield the elder conveyed the interests so purchased by him to Thomas Bayly; that on the ____ day of ____ 1799, the said Major Rayfield the elder died, and the said Thomas Bayly thereupon entered into the premises in consequence of the rights by him so purchased; that Elizabeth, William and Major Rayfield, children of the said Major the elder and Mary, his wife, upon the death of the said Major entered into the premises and afterwards, on the 7 Oct. 1799, conveyed all their interest and rights in the premises to the said Thomas Bayly, by virtue whereof the said Thomas Bayly entered and became possessed thereof, and afterwards, on the 22 July, 1802, Sarah Delastations, the daughter of Ritta and grandchiid of Mary Rayfield, the elder, conveyed to the said Thomas Bayly all her right and interest in said land, so
that he, the said Thomas Bayly and the said Mary Turner and John Turner, heirs of William Turner, together and undivided hold the said messuage & lands &c. Stephen Drummond appointed guardian to the infant defendants to defend this suit.2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 408 (will of Major Rayfield).
  2. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 49 (partition suit between Thomas Bayly & Mary, Richard & John Turner).
  3. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 65-67 (John Goodright, lessee of Mary Richard &c. vs. Richard Thrustout - Ejectment Proceedings).

James K. Rayfield1

M, b. circa 1820
FatherWilliam (of Major) Rayfield b. c 1775, d. Jul 1826
MotherSusanna Kelly (Kelly?) b. c 1780, d. b 31 May 1830
Last Edited28 Feb 2016
Birth*circa 1820James was born circa 1820 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*5 February 1826James was named in his father's will on 5 February 1826 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son James Rayfield in the will of William Rayfield, wife Susannah. Since he was left $50 for schooling, he was apparently very young..1 
Will - Mother's*3 October 1829James was named in his mother's will on 3 October 1829 at Accomack Co, VA. In her will Susannah Lewis, wife of Thomas Lewis, gave nieces Sally & Caty Holeston my right in the property that John Holeston now holds in his possession. To son William Rayfield my clock by his paying his 3 sisters Meria, Ann & Susannah Rayfield $2 each. To daughter Elizabeth A. White ... To daughter Meria Rayfield ... To daughter Ann P. Rayfield ... To my daughter Susannah Rayfield ... To my 3 youngest daughters Meria, Ann & Susannah H. Rayfield ... To youngest son James K. Rayfield the residue. William Rayfield & Francis Ayres Extrs. Witt: Alexander S. Bird & Spencer Lewis.2 
Anecdote*31 August 1835 On 31 Aug 1835 in Acc Co, VA, Richard J. Ayres was named guardian of Susan K. Rayfield and James K. Rayfield, orphans of William Rayfield. Bond was set at $2,000.3 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 437 (will of William Rayfield, wife Susannah).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 332 (will of Susannah Lewis, wife of Thomas).
  3. [S909] Accomack Co, VA, Guardian Bonds, 1835-1839 unpaged.

Betsy Sterling

F, b. circa 1780
Last Edited26 Feb 2016
Birth*circa 1780Betsy was born circa 1780 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*4 May 1803She married Custis Rayfield II, son of Custis Rayfield I and Nancy (-----), on 4 May 1803 at Accomack Co, VA. Edward Martin was the security on the M.L.B. of Custis Rayfield and Betsy Sterling..1 
Married Name4 May 1803 As of 4 May 1803,her married name was Rayfield. 
Will - Witnessed*13 April 1819Betsy Sterling witnessed a will on 13 April 1819 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Custis Rayfield and Betsy Rayfield witnessed the will of Sarah Mason.2 

Family

Custis Rayfield II b. c 1765

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 354 (will of Sarah Mason).

John W. Rayfield1

M, b. circa 1800, d. June 1846
FatherLevi Rayfield Sr. b. bt 1765 - 1770, d. c 1835
Mother(-----) (-----) b. c 1775
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited3 Mar 2016
Birth*circa 1800John was born circa 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*25 December 1826He married Nancy Kellam, daughter of James Kellam and (-----) (-----), on 25 December 1826 at Accomack Co, VA. Thomas Lewis of Thos. was the security on the M.L.B. of John Rayfield of Levi and Nancy Kellam of Jms..2 
Marriage10 January 1844He married Margaret A. Powell on 10 January 1844 at Accomack Co, VA. They were shown only as John W. Rayfield and Margaret Powell. No other information was given..2 
Death*June 1846John died in June 1846.3 
Admin of estate29 June 1846Administration of John's estate was filed on 29 June 1846 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Robert J. Poulson was named to settle the estate of John W. Rayfield. James W. Custis & Edmund J. Poulson were securities.3 
Anecdote31 December 1849 On 31 Dec 1849 Margaret Rayfield, widow of John, married George Watkinson, widower.2 

Family

Nancy Kellam b. c 1808
Child 1.Elizabeth A. Rayfield+ b. c 1835

Citations

  1. [S2597] Walter Henry Flannery Jr., Descendants of Levi Rayfield Sr.
  2. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 435 (adm. of John W. Rayfield).

Nancy Kellam1

F, b. circa 1808
FatherJames Kellam b. c 1786
Mother(-----) (-----) b. c 1788
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited27 Feb 2016
Birth*circa 1808Nancy was born circa 1808 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*25 December 1826She married John W. Rayfield, son of Levi Rayfield Sr. and (-----) (-----), on 25 December 1826 at Accomack Co, VA. Thomas Lewis of Thos. was the security on the M.L.B. of John Rayfield of Levi and Nancy Kellam of Jms..1 
Married Name25 December 1826 As of 25 December 1826,her married name was Rayfield. 

Family

John W. Rayfield b. c 1800, d. Jun 1846
Child 1.Elizabeth A. Rayfield+ b. c 1835

Citations

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

James Kellam

M, b. circa 1786
FatherSpencer Kellam1 b. 1760, d. b 27 Feb 1837
MotherParker White1 b. c 1753
ChartsDescendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited16 Sep 2010
Birth*circa 1786James was born circa 1786 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1808He married (-----) (-----) circa 1808. 
Marriage*04 Aug 1810 (bond)He married Esther Elliott, daughter of Thomas Elliott and Mary (-----), 04 Aug 1810 (bond) at Accomack Co, VA. Thomas Elliott was the security on the M.L.B. of James Kellam and Esther Elliott..2 
Will - Father's*29 January 1836James was named in his father's will on 29 January 1836 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as son James Kellam in the will of Spencer Kellam, wife Margaret.3 

Family 1

(-----) (-----) b. c 1788
Child 1.Nancy Kellam+ b. c 1808

Family 2

Esther Elliott b. c 1788
Child 1.William B. Kellam+4 b. c 1812

Citations

  1. [S2041] Bob Ellis, M.K. Miles.
  2. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 309 (will of Spencer Kellam, wife Margaret).
  4. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).

Jacob Saunders

M, b. circa 1800
Last Edited3 Aug 2006
Birth*circa 1800Jacob was born circa 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*30 May 1823He married Sarah 'Sally' Fitchett, daughter of William (of Jacob) Fitchett and Rosa 'Rosey' (-----), on 30 May 1823 at Accomack Co, VA. Eli Bloxom was the security on the M.L.B. of Jacob Saunders and Sally Fitchett of Wm..1 

Family

Sarah 'Sally' Fitchett b. c 1807

Citations

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

William (of Wm of Major) Rayfield1

M, b. circa 1804
FatherWilliam (of Major) Rayfield b. c 1775, d. Jul 1826
MotherSusanna Kelly (Kelly?) b. c 1780, d. b 31 May 1830
Last Edited29 Feb 2016
Birth*circa 1804William was born circa 1804 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will - Father's*5 February 1826William was named in his father's will on 5 February 1826 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son William Rayfield in the will of William Rayfield, wife Susannah..1 
Will - Mother's*3 October 1829William was named in his mother's will on 3 October 1829 at Accomack Co, VA. In her will Susannah Lewis, wife of Thomas Lewis, gave nieces Sally & Caty Holeston my right in the property that John Holeston now holds in his possession. To son William Rayfield my clock by his paying his 3 sisters Meria, Ann & Susannah Rayfield $2 each. To daughter Elizabeth A. White ... To daughter Meria Rayfield ... To daughter Ann P. Rayfield ... To my daughter Susannah Rayfield ... To my 3 youngest daughters Meria, Ann & Susannah H. Rayfield ... To youngest son James K. Rayfield the residue. William Rayfield & Francis Ayres Extrs. Witt: Alexander S. Bird & Spencer Lewis.3 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 437 (will of William Rayfield, wife Susannah).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 271 (adm of William Holeston to Susanna Holeston).
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 332 (will of Susannah Lewis, wife of Thomas).

Parker Rayfield1

M, b. circa 1810
FatherWilliam (of Major) Rayfield b. c 1775, d. Jul 1826
MotherSusanna Kelly (Kelly?) b. c 1780, d. b 31 May 1830
Last Edited3 Aug 2006
Birth*circa 1810Parker was born circa 1810 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*5 February 1826Parker was named in his father's will on 5 February 1826 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Parker Rayfield in the will of William Rayfield, wife Susannah. There was no mention of him being underage..1 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 437 (will of William Rayfield, wife Susannah).

Rachel 'Ritta' (of Abraham) Turner1,2

F, b. circa 1766, d. before August 1796
FatherAbraham (of Rich II) Turner b. c 1722, d. b 31 May 1768
MotherMary Anne Mackwilliam b. c 1740, d. Aug 1796
Last Edited9 Oct 2018
Birth*circa 1766Rachel was born circa 1766 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*21 March 1768Rachel was named in her father's will on 21 March 1768 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Rachel Turner in the will of Abraham Turner..1 
Marriage*circa 1790She married (hus of Ritta Turner) Delastatius circa 1790.2 
Married Namecirca 1790 As of circa 1790,her married name was Delastatius. 
Death*before August 1796Rachel died before August 1796.2 
Land cause17 May 1799She was named in a land cause on 17 May 1799 at Accomack Co, VA. That a certain Finla McWilliams the elder was in his lifetime seized as of fee of and in a certain tract of land supposed to contain 400 acres, of which the premises in question is part; that being so seized on the 25 Mar. 1687, made his last will & testament and shortly afterwards died without having altered said will; that the said will was probated 16 Nov. 1687; that Finla McWilliams the younger & Overton, the sons of the said Finla McWilliams the elder, entered into the land devised them and were of their several parts respectively seized according to their several estates in the said will specified; that Overton McWilliams, one of the sons of the said Finla the elder, died leaving issue, which issue still survived at the time of the death of the said Finla the younger; that the said Finla the younger lived till 1762 and then died intestate and without issue, being seized at the time of his death of that part of the tract of 400 acres which his father, the said Finla the elder, had devised to him as aforesaid; that immediately after the death of the said Finla the younger, Charles Courtney, being the heir at law and the eldest son lawfully begotten of the body of Sarah, the daughter of the said Finla the elder, entered into the lands whereof the said Finla the younger had died seized as aforesaid, claiming title as heir of the said Sarah, who was then dead, under the will of the said Finla the elder; We also find that Mary, the wife of Abraham Turner, and only daughter and heir of the said Overton McWilliams, entered at the same time with the said Charles Courtney into the said lands whereof the said Finla the younger died seized as aforesaid, claiming title thereto as heir both of the said Finla the younger and the said Finla the elder; we find that the title to the said lands whereof the said Finla the younger died seized being in contest between the parties as aforesaid, the following deeds were respectively executed between them: A certain indenture from the said Charles Courtney to the said Abraham Turner, dated 30 Jan. 1764, & one other indenture from the said Abraham Turner dated the day and year aforesaid; we find that the said parties after the execution of the said deeds, to-wit: on the said 30 Jan. 1764, entered respectively into the lands in the said deeds respectively specified to them and remained possessed thereof; that the said Abraham Turner died on the ____ day of April, 1769 leaving issue two sons, Richard & William & three daughters Ritter, Dina & Peggy, having previously made his last will & testament; that Richard Turner, one of the said children of the said Abraham Turner, on the ____ day of ____ 1774, died an infant & without issue, and that William Turner, the younger of the two sons survived his said brother and arrived at lawful age in the year 1781; that Mary, the widow of the said Abraham Turner, having afterwards married with a certain Major Rayfield, remained on the lands which the said Charles Courtney had conveyed to the said Abraham Turner, and which are the premises in question, until the said William Turner, the younger of the two sons of the said Abraham Turner, had come to lawful age; that the said William Turner after coming to lawful age, to-wit: in the year 1781, entered upon the premises claiming title as heir of his said father whom he pretended held under the deed of the said Charles Courtney, and cleared a few acres of woodsland and built a house thereon and made other improvements; that on the ____ day of Aug. 1796, in the life of her said husband, Major Rayfield, the said Mary Rayfield died leaving issue the said William Turner, Dina, the wife of William Bull and Peggy the wife of Levi Ames, children of the first husband, Abraham Turner, and also Sarah Delastacion, an infant grandchild born of her daughter Ritter, then dec., who was a child of the said Abraham Turner, and leaving issue by the said last husband, Major Rayfield, the following children: William Betty, Major & Mary Rayfield; that Mary Rayfield, one of the children of the said Mary and Major Rayfield, after the death of her said mother, to-wit: on the 1 Sept. 1797, died an infant and without issue; We find that Major Rayfield, the husband of the said Mary the elder, continued in possession of the lands at the death of his said wife, claiming to hold the same as tenant by the curtesy; that the before named William Bull & Dianna his wife, & Levi Annis & Peggy his wife, on the 4 Oct. 1797 conveyed their right & interest in the said premises to the said Major Rayfield the elder; That Major Rayfield the elder by deed dated 21 May 1798 conveyed the said right & interest so purchased to the defendant Thomas Bayly; that on the ____ day of ____ 1799 the said Major Rayfield the elder died, and the said defendant Thomas Bayly entered into the premises claiming to hold part thereof in consideration of the right & interest conveyed to him by the said Major Rayfield aforesaid; that William, Elizabeth & Mary Rayfield, children of the said Major Rayfield the elder, entered into the premises and afterwards, to-wit: 7 Oct. 1799, by their deeds conveyed their interest and rights in the said premises to the said Thomas Bayly, the defendant, by virtue whereof the said Thomas Bayly entered into and became seized & possessed thereof according to the tenor of said last mentioned indenture; that William Turner aforesaid, after the death of his mother, died leaving issue the following children, Mary, Richard & John, Lessors of the plaintiff &c.3 
Land cause*1 November 1802Rachel was named in a land cause on 1 November 1802 at south of Parksley, west of R.R. tract, Hunting Creek, Accomack Co, VA. That whereas one Major Rayfield & Mary his wife, in right of said wife, were seized of and in a tract of land containing 100 acres in the Parish of St. George; that on the ____ day of August, 1796, in the lifetime of her said husband, the said Mary died leaving issue the said William Turner, the father of the aforesaid Mary Turner, and John Turner, Dianna, the wife of William Bull, and Peggy, the wife of Levi Ames, children by her first husband, Abraham Turner, and also Sarah Delastations an infant grandchild born of her daughter Ritta, then deceased, who was also a child of the said Abraham Turner, and leaving by her last husband, the said Major Rayfield, the following children: William, Elizabeth, Major & Mary, whereupon the lands descended to the above said children and grandchild of the said Mary Rayfield, liable to a tenancy by the curtesy of the said Major Rayfield who survived his said wife; that afterwards, to-wit: on the ____ day of Sept. 1797, after the death of the said Mary Rayfield the elder, Mary Rayfield the younger, one of the children of the said Major & Mary Rayfield, died an infant & without issue; that on the 4 day of October, 1797, the above named William Bull & Dianna, his wife, & Levi Ames & Peggy, his wife, conveyed their rights and interests in the premises to the said Major Rayfield the elder; that on the 21 May 1798, the said Major Rayfield the elder conveyed the interests so purchased by him to Thomas Bayly; that on the ____ day of ____ 1799, the said Major Rayfield the elder died, and the said Thomas Bayly thereupon entered into the premises in consequence of the rights by him so purchased; that Elizabeth, William and Major Rayfield, children of the said Major the elder and Mary, his wife, upon the death of the said Major entered into the premises and afterwards, on the 7 Oct. 1799, conveyed all their interest and rights in the premises to the said Thomas Bayly, by virtue whereof the said Thomas Bayly entered and became possessed thereof, and afterwards, on the 22 July, 1802, Sarah Delastations, the daughter of Ritta and grandchiid of Mary Rayfield, the elder, conveyed to the said Thomas Bayly all her right and interest in said land, so
that he, the said Thomas Bayly and the said Mary Turner and John Turner, heirs of William Turner, together and undivided hold the said messuage & lands &c. Stephen Drummond appointed guardian to the infant defendants to defend this suit..2 

Family

(hus of Ritta Turner) Delastatius b. c 1765
Marriage*circa 1790She married (hus of Ritta Turner) Delastatius circa 1790.2 
Child 1.Sarah Delastatius b. c 1792

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 241 (will of Abraham Turner).
  2. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 49 (partition suit between Thomas Bayly & Mary, Richard & John Turner).
  3. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 65-67 (John Goodright, lessee of Mary Richard &c. vs. Richard Thrustout - Ejectment Proceedings).

Charles Courtney

M, b. circa 1710, d. before 27 November 1764
Father(-----) Courtney1 b. c 1675
MotherSarah MackWilliam1 b. c 1675, d. b 23 Feb 1762
Last Edited9 Oct 2018
Birth*circa 1710Charles was born circa 1710 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1730He married (-----) (-----) circa 1730 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Land bought*30 January 1764Charles Courtney bought land on 30 January 1764 at south of Parksley, west of R.R. tract, Hunting Creek, Accomack Co, VA. From Abraham Turner & his wife Mary to Charles Courtney, for 100 pds money of Virginia, 100 acres of land near Hunting Creek joining the line of Thomas Bayly, South by Willet's line, being half the tract called 200 ac which formerly belonged to said Courtney.2 
Land sold*30 January 1764Charles sold land on 30 January 1764 at south of Parksley, west of the R.R. tract, Hunting Creek, Acc Co, VA. Charles Courtney sold 100 acres for 400 pds money of Virginia, to Abraham Turner, who Whitelaw showed had married his daughter Mary Anne. (NOTE: The land cause shows her as the daughter of Overton Mackwilliam.) It was near Hunting Creed, bounded on the North East side by the Parish Line, East by Thomas Bayly & then to the Creek, being half a tract called 200 ac fromerly belonged to the above Charles Courtney. Four years later, Turner died and left the land to his wife for life and then it was to be divided among all of her children. The widow then married Major Rayfield, by whom she had other children..3,2 
Will*31 October 1764He made a will on 31 October 1764 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Charles Courtney gave to William Rolley 50 acres at the head of my land adjcent Thomas Baleys land. Tabitha Rolley to have use of same during her life. To Garthery Taylor, daughter of Jacob Taylor the remaining 50 acres of my land. James Rolley's 5 children & Jacob Taylor's children residual legatees. Thomas Riley Exr. Witt: Jacob Ayers, James Rolley, Marey Turner..4 
Death*before 27 November 1764Charles died before 27 November 1764 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that the will of Charles Courtney was proved. Abraham Turner, who intermarried with Mary, heir at law to the testator, being present & having nothing to object, said will admitted to probate. (NOTE: Mary was not his daughter, but the daughter of his mother's brother Overton Mackwilliam, who was his heir at law.)4 
Land cause31 October 1788He was named in a land cause on 31 October 1788 at south of Parksley, west of R.R. tract, Hunting Creek, Accomack Co, VA. Whereas the said Major Rayfield and Mary, his wife, William Turner, William Willet & Garthery his wife & Jacob Taylor and the said Thomas Bayly & Anne his wife together and undivided hold six messuages and 354 acres of land at the head of Hunting Creek, and whereas one Finlay McWilliams was lately seized of and in the premises aforesaid as of fee, and being so thereof seized on the 25 Mar. 1687 made his last will & testament and devised the said premises by the description of the plantation where he then lived, supposed to contain 400 acres, to Finlay & Overton, the sons of the said Finlay McWilliams, and to their lawful heirs, remainder in case of death of either Finlay, the son, or Overton during their minority or without heirs, of the part of the said premises of him who should so die as aforesaid, to Sarah, the daughter of the said Finlay McWilliams the elder, and to her heirs forever, and the said Finlay McWilliams the elder being so seized afterwards died and the said Finlay the son and Overton entered into the said premises and were seized thereof, to-wit: the said Finlay of one moiety & the said Overton of one moiety undivided in their demesne as of fee tail, and being so seized the said Overton afterwards with intent to dock the entail of his moiety of the premises, sued forth a writ in the nature of a writ of Ad quod Damnum from the Secretarie's Office of the then Colony of Virginia, directed to the Sheriff of the County aforesaid, that he cause the value of the moiety of the said Overton in the premises to be enquired of &c., by virtue whereof &c. the said Overton became seized of the one moiety of the said premises in his demesne as of fee, and being so thereof seized, to-wit, on the 1 Feb. 1736, sold his moiety of the said premises to a certain George Scott, which said George Scott entered into the said premises and on the 3 Dec. 1747 sold the said moiety of the said premises to Richard Drummond; that the said Richard Drummond entered into the said premises and became seized of the one moiety thereof, and being thereof seized afterwards died leaving Anne his daughter & now wife of the aforesaid Thomas Bayly, whereby the said Anne entered into the said premises and being so seized the said Anne took to husband the said Thomas Bayly, whereby the said Thomas & Anne entered into the said premises and were seized of the one moiety thereof, and still are seized thereof in right of the said Anne as aforesaid; That the aforesaid Sarah, one of the daughters of the said Finlay McWilliams the elder, in the life of the said Finlay took to husband the said ____ Courtney, and by his had issue Charles Courtney, and afterwards the said Sarah died and the said Finlay, the son, survived her, and afterwards the said Finlay the son being so seized died without issue & the said Charles Courtney, son & heir of the said Sarah, survived him and entered into the said premises and became seized of the one moiety thereof, and being so seized did on the 30 Jan. 1764, convey the one half of the moiety of the said Charles, being one fourth of the said premises, to a certain Abraham Turner, and the said Turner entered into the premises and became seized of the one fourth part thereof in fee, and being so seized afterwards died leaving the aforesaid Mary, now the wife of Major Rayfield his widow, and the aforesaid William Turner his son & heir, whereby the said Mary entered into the premises and became seized in right of dower of the one third of the one fourth part thereof, and the said Major Rayfield and Mary, his wife, are still seized thereof; and the said William Turner entered into the said other and became seized of two thirds of one fourth part thereof and still is thereof seized; and the said Charles Courtney being seized as aforesaid of the remaining one fourth part of the premises on the 31 Oct. 1764 made his last will and testament and devised the aforesaid remaining one fourth part of the premised to William Raleigh & Garthery Taylor; that the said Garthery entered into the premises and became seized of the 1/8 part thereof, and being so seized conveyed 25 acres of the said 1/8 of the premises to Jacob Taylor for and during the term of the natural life of the said Jacob; that the said Jacob entered into the premises and became seized thereof, and is still seized thereof, and the said Garthery being seized as aforesaid of the residue of the said 1/8 part of the said premises afterwards took to husband the aforesaid William Willet, whereby the said William Willet & Garthery entered into the said premises and were seized of the said residue of the said 1/8 part thereof, and still are seized thereof in right of the said Garthery; that the said William Raleigh entered into the premises and was seized of 1/8 part thereof, and being so seized on the 30 July 1783, conveyed the same to the aforesaid Thomas Bayly.5 
Land cause*17 May 1799He was named in a land cause on 17 May 1799 at Accomack Co, VA. That a certain Finla McWilliams the elder was in his lifetime seized as of fee of and in a certain tract of land supposed to contain 400 acres, of which the premises in question is part; that being so seized on the 25 Mar. 1687, made his last will & testament and shortly afterwards died without having altered said will; that the said will was probated 16 Nov. 1687; that Finla McWilliams the younger & Overton, the sons of the said Finla McWilliams the elder, entered into the land devised them and were of their several parts respectively seized according to their several estates in the said will specified; that Overton McWilliams, one of the sons of the said Finla the elder, died leaving issue, which issue still survived at the time of the death of the said Finla the younger; that the said Finla the younger lived till 1762 and then died intestate and without issue, being seized at the time of his death of that part of the tract of 400 acres which his father, the said Finla the elder, had devised to him as aforesaid; that immediately after the death of the said Finla the younger, Charles Courtney, being the heir at law and the eldest son lawfully begotten of the body of Sarah, the daughter of the said Finla the elder, entered into the lands whereof the said Finla the younger had died seized as aforesaid, claiming title as heir of the said Sarah, who was then dead, under the will of the said Finla the elder; We also find that Mary, the wife of Abraham Turner, and only daughter and heir of the said Overton McWilliams, entered at the same time with the said Charles Courtney into the said lands whereof the said Finla the younger died seized as aforesaid, claiming title thereto as heir both of the said Finla the younger and the said Finla the elder; we find that the title to the said lands whereof the said Finla the younger died seized being in contest between the parties as aforesaid, the following deeds were respectively executed between them: A certain indenture from the said Charles Courtney to the said Abraham Turner, dated 30 Jan. 1764, & one other indenture from the said Abraham Turner dated the day and year aforesaid; we find that the said parties after the execution of the said deeds, to-wit: on the said 30 Jan. 1764, entered respectively into the lands in the said deeds respectively specified to them and remained possessed thereof; that the said Abraham Turner died on the ____ day of April, 1769 leaving issue two sons, Richard & William & three daughters Ritter, Dina & Peggy, having previously made his last will & testament; that Richard Turner, one of the said children of the said Abraham Turner, on the ____ day of ____ 1774, died an infant & without issue, and that William Turner, the younger of the two sons survived his said brother and arrived at lawful age in the year 1781; that Mary, the widow of the said Abraham Turner, having afterwards married with a certain Major Rayfield, remained on the lands which the said Charles Courtney had conveyed to the said Abraham Turner, and which are the premises in question, until the said William Turner, the younger of the two sons of the said Abraham Turner, had come to lawful age; that the said William Turner after coming to lawful age, to-wit: in the year 1781, entered upon the premises claiming title as heir of his said father whom he pretended held under the deed of the said Charles Courtney, and cleared a few acres of woodsland and built a house thereon and made other improvements; that on the ____ day of Aug. 1796, in the life of her said husband, Major Rayfield, the said Mary Rayfield died leaving issue the said William Turner, Dina, the wife of William Bull and Peggy the wife of Levi Ames, children of the first husband, Abraham Turner, and also Sarah Delastacion, an infant grandchild born of her daughter Ritter, then dec., who was a child of the said Abraham Turner, and leaving issue by the said last husband, Major Rayfield, the following children: William Betty, Major & Mary Rayfield; that Mary Rayfield, one of the children of the said Mary and Major Rayfield, after the death of her said mother, to-wit: on the 1 Sept. 1797, died an infant and without issue; We find that Major Rayfield, the husband of the said Mary the elder, continued in possession of the lands at the death of his said wife, claiming to hold the same as tenant by the curtesy; that the before named William Bull & Dianna his wife, & Levi Annis & Peggy his wife, on the 4 Oct. 1797 conveyed their right & interest in the said premises to the said Major Rayfield the elder; That Major Rayfield the elder by deed dated 21 May 1798 conveyed the said right & interest so purchased to the defendant Thomas Bayly; that on the ____ day of ____ 1799 the said Major Rayfield the elder died, and the said defendant Thomas Bayly entered into the premises claiming to hold part thereof in consideration of the right & interest conveyed to him by the said Major Rayfield aforesaid; that William, Elizabeth & Mary Rayfield, children of the said Major Rayfield the elder, entered into the premises and afterwards, to-wit: 7 Oct. 1799, by their deeds conveyed their interest and rights in the said premises to the said Thomas Bayly, the defendant, by virtue whereof the said Thomas Bayly entered into and became seized & possessed thereof according to the tenor of said last mentioned indenture; that William Turner aforesaid, after the death of his mother, died leaving issue the following children, Mary, Richard & John, Lessors of the plaintiff &c.6 

Family

(-----) (-----) b. c 1710
Marriage*circa 1730He married (-----) (-----) circa 1730 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1075-1076 (tract A99).
  2. [S631] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 003, 1757-1770, Part 1, p. 272-273 (from Abraham Turner & wife Mary to Charles Courtney).
  3. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1076 (tract A99 on Hunting Creek).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 221 (will of Charles Courtney).
  5. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 36-38 (Thomas Bayly and Anne, his wife vs. Major Rayfield & wife &c., Suit for Division of Land).
  6. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 65-67 (John Goodright, lessee of Mary Richard &c. vs. Richard Thrustout - Ejectment Proceedings).

(hus of Ritta Turner) Delastatius

M, b. circa 1765
Last Edited9 Oct 2018
Birth*circa 1765(hus was born circa 1765 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1790He married Rachel 'Ritta' (of Abraham) Turner, daughter of Abraham (of Rich II) Turner and Mary Anne Mackwilliam, circa 1790.1 

Family

Rachel 'Ritta' (of Abraham) Turner b. c 1766, d. b Aug 1796
Child 1.Sarah Delastatius b. c 1792

Citations

  1. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 49 (partition suit between Thomas Bayly & Mary, Richard & John Turner).

Sarah Delastatius1

F, b. circa 1792
Father(hus of Ritta Turner) Delastatius b. c 1765
MotherRachel 'Ritta' (of Abraham) Turner b. c 1766, d. b Aug 1796
Last Edited9 Oct 2018
Birth*circa 1792Sarah was born circa 1792 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Land cause17 May 1799She was named in a land cause on 17 May 1799 at south of Parksley, west of R.R. tract, Hunting Creek, Accomack Co, VA. That a certain Finla McWilliams the elder was in his lifetime seized as of fee of and in a certain tract of land supposed to contain 400 acres, of which the premises in question is part; that being so seized on the 25 Mar. 1687, made his last will & testament and shortly afterwards died without having altered said will; that the said will was probated 16 Nov. 1687; that Finla McWilliams the younger & Overton, the sons of the said Finla McWilliams the elder, entered into the land devised them and were of their several parts respectively seized according to their several estates in the said will specified; that Overton McWilliams, one of the sons of the said Finla the elder, died leaving issue, which issue still survived at the time of the death of the said Finla the younger; that the said Finla the younger lived till 1762 and then died intestate and without issue, being seized at the time of his death of that part of the tract of 400 acres which his father, the said Finla the elder, had devised to him as aforesaid; that immediately after the death of the said Finla the younger, Charles Courtney, being the heir at law and the eldest son lawfully begotten of the body of Sarah, the daughter of the said Finla the elder, entered into the lands whereof the said Finla the younger had died seized as aforesaid, claiming title as heir of the said Sarah, who was then dead, under the will of the said Finla the elder; We also find that Mary, the wife of Abraham Turner, and only daughter and heir of the said Overton McWilliams, entered at the same time with the said Charles Courtney into the said lands whereof the said Finla the younger died seized as aforesaid, claiming title thereto as heir both of the said Finla the younger and the said Finla the elder; we find that the title to the said lands whereof the said Finla the younger died seized being in contest between the parties as aforesaid, the following deeds were respectively executed between them: A certain indenture from the said Charles Courtney to the said Abraham Turner, dated 30 Jan. 1764, & one other indenture from the said Abraham Turner dated the day and year aforesaid; we find that the said parties after the execution of the said deeds, to-wit: on the said 30 Jan. 1764, entered respectively into the lands in the said deeds respectively specified to them and remained possessed thereof; that the said Abraham Turner died on the ____ day of April, 1769 leaving issue two sons, Richard & William & three daughters Ritter, Dina & Peggy, having previously made his last will & testament; that Richard Turner, one of the said children of the said Abraham Turner, on the ____ day of ____ 1774, died an infant & without issue, and that William Turner, the younger of the two sons survived his said brother and arrived at lawful age in the year 1781; that Mary, the widow of the said Abraham Turner, having afterwards married with a certain Major Rayfield, remained on the lands which the said Charles Courtney had conveyed to the said Abraham Turner, and which are the premises in question, until the said William Turner, the younger of the two sons of the said Abraham Turner, had come to lawful age; that the said William Turner after coming to lawful age, to-wit: in the year 1781, entered upon the premises claiming title as heir of his said father whom he pretended held under the deed of the said Charles Courtney, and cleared a few acres of woodsland and built a house thereon and made other improvements; that on the ____ day of Aug. 1796, in the life of her said husband, Major Rayfield, the said Mary Rayfield died leaving issue the said William Turner, Dina, the wife of William Bull and Peggy the wife of Levi Ames, children of the first husband, Abraham Turner, and also Sarah Delastacion, an infant grandchild born of her daughter Ritter, then dec., who was a child of the said Abraham Turner, and leaving issue by the said last husband, Major Rayfield, the following children: William Betty, Major & Mary Rayfield; that Mary Rayfield, one of the children of the said Mary and Major Rayfield, after the death of her said mother, to-wit: on the 1 Sept. 1797, died an infant and without issue; We find that Major Rayfield, the husband of the said Mary the elder, continued in possession of the lands at the death of his said wife, claiming to hold the same as tenant by the curtesy; that the before named William Bull & Dianna his wife, & Levi Annis & Peggy his wife, on the 4 Oct. 1797 conveyed their right & interest in the said premises to the said Major Rayfield the elder; That Major Rayfield the elder by deed dated 21 May 1798 conveyed the said right & interest so purchased to the defendant Thomas Bayly; that on the ____ day of ____ 1799 the said Major Rayfield the elder died, and the said defendant Thomas Bayly entered into the premises claiming to hold part thereof in consideration of the right & interest conveyed to him by the said Major Rayfield aforesaid; that William, Elizabeth & Mary Rayfield, children of the said Major Rayfield the elder, entered into the premises and afterwards, to-wit: 7 Oct. 1799, by their deeds conveyed their interest and rights in the said premises to the said Thomas Bayly, the defendant, by virtue whereof the said Thomas Bayly entered into and became seized & possessed thereof according to the tenor of said last mentioned indenture; that William Turner aforesaid, after the death of his mother, died leaving issue the following children, Mary, Richard & John, Lessors of the plaintiff &c.2 
Land cause*1 November 1802Sarah was named in a land cause on 1 November 1802 at south of Parksley, west of R.R. tract, Hunting Creek, Accomack Co, VA. That whereas one Major Rayfield & Mary his wife, in right of said wife, were seized of and in a tract of land containing 100 acres in the Parish of St. George; that on the ____ day of August, 1796, in the lifetime of her said husband, the said Mary died leaving issue the said William Turner, the father of the aforesaid Mary Turner, and John Turner, Dianna, the wife of William Bull, and Peggy, the wife of Levi Ames, children by her first husband, Abraham Turner, and also Sarah Delastations an infant grandchild born of her daughter Ritta, then deceased, who was also a child of the said Abraham Turner, and leaving by her last husband, the said Major Rayfield, the following children: William, Elizabeth, Major & Mary, whereupon the lands descended to the above said children and grandchild of the said Mary Rayfield, liable to a tenancy by the curtesy of the said Major Rayfield who survived his said wife; that afterwards, to-wit: on the ____ day of Sept. 1797, after the death of the said Mary Rayfield the elder, Mary Rayfield the younger, one of the children of the said Major & Mary Rayfield, died an infant & without issue; that on the 4 day of October, 1797, the above named William Bull & Dianna, his wife, & Levi Ames & Peggy, his wife, conveyed their rights and interests in the premises to the said Major Rayfield the elder; that on the 21 May 1798, the said Major Rayfield the elder conveyed the interests so purchased by him to Thomas Bayly; that on the ____ day of ____ 1799, the said Major Rayfield the elder died, and the said Thomas Bayly thereupon entered into the premises in consequence of the rights by him so purchased; that Elizabeth, William and Major Rayfield, children of the said Major the elder and Mary, his wife, upon the death of the said Major entered into the premises and afterwards, on the 7 Oct. 1799, conveyed all their interest and rights in the premises to the said Thomas Bayly, by virtue whereof the said Thomas Bayly entered and became possessed thereof, and afterwards, on the 22 July, 1802, Sarah Delastations, the daughter of Ritta and grandchiid of Mary Rayfield, the elder, conveyed to the said Thomas Bayly all her right and interest in said land, so
that he, the said Thomas Bayly and the said Mary Turner and John Turner, heirs of William Turner, together and undivided hold the said messuage & lands &c. Stephen Drummond appointed guardian to the infant defendants to defend this suit..1 

Citations

  1. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 49 (partition suit between Thomas Bayly & Mary, Richard & John Turner).
  2. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 65-67 (John Goodright, lessee of Mary Richard &c. vs. Richard Thrustout - Ejectment Proceedings).

John R. Rayfield1

M, b. 1855, d. 1934
FatherMajor Rayfield IV b. 20 Jan 1832, d. 20 Sep 1908
MotherElizabeth (-----) b. 22 Sep 1817, d. 20 Mar 1893
Last Edited28 Feb 2016
Birth*1855John was born in 1855 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*24 May 1882He married Mary Ella Nelson, daughter of James Henry Nelson and Elizabeth H. Warner, on 24 May 1882 at Mappsville, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as John R. Rayfield, a 26 year old farmer, the son of Major & Eliz'th Rayfield and she was shown as Mary E. Nelson, age 19, the daughter of James H. & Eliz'th. They were married at the Mappsville Baptist Parsonage by J.W. Hundley..1 
Obituary - Father's*26 September 1908John was named in his father's obituary on 26 September 1908. He was shown as a son John R. Rayfield in the obituary of Major Rayfield, who was buried at Bethel Baptist Chruch..3 
Death*1934John died in 1934.2 
Burial*His body was interred at Modest Town Baptist Ch Cem, Acc Co, VA. His tombstone shows him as John R. Rayfield, buried next to Mary E. Rayfield, 1855 - 1934..2 

Family

Mary Ella Nelson b. 1862, d. 1935
Children 1.John E. Rayfield4 b. 25 Oct 1882
 2.William T. Rayfield b. 5 Nov 1885, d. 1923

Citations

  1. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  2. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.
  3. [S772] Dr. Brooks Miles Barnes & Barry Wayne Miles, Deaths from Eastern Shore Virginia Newspapers, 1881-1912, P.E., 26 Sep 1908 issue.
  4. [S779] Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Birth Register, 1853-1896, Volume II, 1877-1886.

Mary Ella Nelson1

F, b. 1862, d. 1935
FatherJames Henry Nelson b. c 1833, d. 1907
MotherElizabeth H. Warner b. 11 Feb 1841, d. 22 Feb 1891
Last Edited28 Feb 2016
Birth*1862Mary was born in 1862 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*24 May 1882She married John R. Rayfield, son of Major Rayfield IV and Elizabeth (-----), on 24 May 1882 at Mappsville, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as John R. Rayfield, a 26 year old farmer, the son of Major & Eliz'th Rayfield and she was shown as Mary E. Nelson, age 19, the daughter of James H. & Eliz'th. They were married at the Mappsville Baptist Parsonage by J.W. Hundley..1 
Married Name24 May 1882 As of 24 May 1882,her married name was Rayfield. 
Death*1935Mary died in 1935.2 
Burial*Her body was interred at Modest Town Baptist Ch Cem, Acc Co, VA. Her tombstones shows her as Mary E. Rayfield, buried next to John R. Rayfield, 1862 - 1935..2 

Family

John R. Rayfield b. 1855, d. 1934
Children 1.John E. Rayfield3 b. 25 Oct 1882
 2.William T. Rayfield b. 5 Nov 1885, d. 1923

Citations

  1. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  2. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.
  3. [S779] Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Birth Register, 1853-1896, Volume II, 1877-1886.

Ellaer Rayfield1

F, b. 20 November 1861, d. 12 August 1871
FatherGeorge T. Rayfield b. 1833, d. 17 Feb 1898
MotherMary Ann 'Sally' (of Galen) Hinman b. Dec 1824
ChartsDescendants of William Andrews (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Obedience Robins (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited12 Jan 2019
Birth*20 November 1861Ellaer was born on 20 November 1861 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Census w/parents*1870Ellaer was listed with her parents in the census of 1870 at Metompkin District, Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. HH#301 was headed by George Rayfield, a 36 year old farmer with real estate valued at $1,000 & personal property valued at $500. Listed with him were Mary Rayfield, age 45; Samuel Rayfield, age 12; Sally Rayfield, age 10; Ella Rayfield, age 8; Major Rayfield, age 6; Oscar Rayfield, age 3; and Elizabeth Silverthorn, a 41 year old domestic servant.2 
Death*12 August 1871Ellaer died on 12 August 1871 at Metompkin, Accomack Co, VA, at age 9. She was shown as Ella Rayfield, who died 12 Aug 1871 of typhoid, age 6 yrs, 6 months, the daughter of George & Peggy Rayfield. Her father gave the information..3 
Burial*Her body was interred at Rayfield Cem, Bloxom, Acc Co, VA. Her tombstone shows her as Ellaer Rayfield, daughter of George & Mary, 20 Nov 1861 - 13 Aug 1871..1 

Citations

  1. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.
  2. [S675] Gail M. Walczyk, 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census, Part 1, Accomack Parish.
  3. [S569] Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Death Register, 1853-1896.

Elizabeth (-----)

F, b. 22 September 1817, d. 20 March 1893
Last Edited6 Aug 2006
Birth*22 September 1817Elizabeth was born on 22 September 1817 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1852She married Major Rayfield IV, son of Major Rayfield III and Sarah 'Sally' Hinman, circa 1852.2 
Married Namecirca 1852 As of circa 1852,her married name was Rayfield. 
Death*20 March 1893Elizabeth died on 20 March 1893 at age 75. She was shown as Elizabeth Rayfield, aged about 72, wife of Major Rayfield..1,3 
Burial*Her body was interred at Bethel Bapt Ch Cem, Mears, Acc Co, VA. Her tombstone shows her as Elizabeth Rayfield, wife of Major, 22 Sep 1817 - 20 Mar 1893..1 

Family

Major Rayfield IV b. 20 Jan 1832, d. 20 Sep 1908
Children 1.William T. Rayfield b. 28 Mar 1853, d. 9 Dec 1898
 2.John R. Rayfield+ b. 1855, d. 1934
 3.Sarah E. Rayfield b. 18 Sep 1857, d. 20 Jan 1949
 4.Mary E. Rayfield b. 21 Nov 1860, d. 3 Nov 1927

Citations

  1. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.
  2. [S7] 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  3. [S772] Dr. Brooks Miles Barnes & Barry Wayne Miles, Deaths from Eastern Shore Virginia Newspapers, 1881-1912, P.E., 25 Mar 1893 issue.

William T. Rayfield1

M, b. 28 March 1853, d. 9 December 1898
FatherMajor Rayfield IV b. 20 Jan 1832, d. 20 Sep 1908
MotherElizabeth (-----) b. 22 Sep 1817, d. 20 Mar 1893
Last Edited4 Aug 2006
Birth*28 March 1853William was born on 28 March 1853 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Death*9 December 1898William died on 9 December 1898 at age 45.1 
Burial*His body was interred at Bethel Bapt Ch Cem, Mears, Acc Co, VA. His tombstone shows him as William T. Rayfield, son of Major & Elizabeth Rayfield, 28 Mar 1853 - 9 Dec 1898..1 

Citations

  1. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.

John Major Rayfield1,2

M, b. 7 January 1864, d. 29 December 1898
FatherGeorge T. Rayfield b. 1833, d. 17 Feb 1898
MotherMary Ann 'Sally' (of Galen) Hinman b. Dec 1824
ChartsDescendants of William Andrews (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Obedience Robins (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited12 Jan 2019
Birth*7 January 1864John was born on 7 January 1864 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Census w/parents*1870John was listed with his parents in the census of 1870 at Metompkin District, Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. HH#301 was headed by George Rayfield, a 36 year old farmer with real estate valued at $1,000 & personal property valued at $500. Listed with him were Mary Rayfield, age 45; Samuel Rayfield, age 12; Sally Rayfield, age 10; Ella Rayfield, age 8; Major Rayfield, age 6; Oscar Rayfield, age 3; and Elizabeth Silverthorn, a 41 year old domestic servant.2 
Census w/parents1880John was listed with his parents in the census of 1880 at Metompkin (Sea Side), Accomack Co, VA. HH#214 was headed by Geo. Rayfield, a 45 year old farmer. Listed with him were the following Rayfields: Mary, a 54 year old wife; Sam'l, a 22 year old son & working on farm; Sallie, a 20 year old daughter; Major J., a 16 year old son; and Oscar, a 13 year old son.3 
Obituary - Father's*17 February 1898John was named in his father's obituary on 17 February 1898. He was shown as a son John M. Rayfield in the obituary of George Rayfield..4 
Death*29 December 1898John died on 29 December 1898 at age 34. 
Burial*His body was interred at Rayfield Cem, Bloxom, Acc Co, VA. His tombstone shows him as John Rayfield, son of George & Mary, 7 Jan 1864 - 29 Dec 1898.. 

Citations

  1. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.
  2. [S675] Gail M. Walczyk, 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census, Part 1, Accomack Parish.
  3. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1880 Federal Census, Accomack Co, VA.
  4. [S772] Dr. Brooks Miles Barnes & Barry Wayne Miles, Deaths from Eastern Shore Virginia Newspapers, 1881-1912, P.E. 26 Feb 1898 issue.

John T. Rayfield Jr.1

M, b. 31 August 1857
FatherJohn Thomas Rayfield b. 30 Oct 1830, d. 12 Jan 1903
MotherMary Jane Guy b. Jan 1829, d. 6 Nov 1911
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Thomas Welburne (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited28 Feb 2016
Birth*31 August 1857John was born on 31 August 1857 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Census w/parents*1860John was listed with his parents in the census of 1860 at Onancock, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as John L. Rayfield, age 3 in HH#799 headed by John Rayfield, a 27 year old farmer..3 
Marriage*30 August 1877He married Virginia S. 'Jennie' Ward, daughter of William P. Ward and Susan P. Cutler, on 30 August 1877 at Hacks Neck, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as John Rayfield, a 19 year old farmer, the son of Jno. T. & Jane Rayfield and she was shown as Virginia Ward, the daughter of Wm. P. & Marg't Ward. They were married at Hacks Neck Church by J.H. Amiss..4 
Obituary - Father's*17 January 1903John was named in his father's obituary on 17 January 1903. He was shown as a son John Rayfield in the obituary of John T. Rayfield..5 
Obituary - Mother's*11 November 1911John was named in his mother's obituary on 11 November 1911. He was shown as a son John Rayfield in the obituary of Mrs. Jane Rayfield..6 

Family

Virginia S. 'Jennie' Ward b. Oct 1861, d. Mar 1918
Children 1.Charles A. (of John T.) Rayfield+7 b. 17 Jun 1878, d. Nov 1976
 2.David Carroll Rayfield+1 b. 17 Aug 1878
 3.Maggie V. Rayfield1 b. Jan 1882
 4.Lelia E. Rayfield1 b. 17 Aug 1886
 5.Richard Thomas Rayfield1 b. 23 Apr 1887
 6.John Wesley Rayfield+1 b. May 1893

Citations

  1. [S2597] Walter Henry Flannery Jr., Descendants of Levi Rayfield Sr.
  2. [S728] Gial M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Birth Register, 1853-1896, Volume I, 1852-1876.
  3. [S7] 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  4. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  5. [S772] Dr. Brooks Miles Barnes & Barry Wayne Miles, Deaths from Eastern Shore Virginia Newspapers, 1881-1912, P.E. 17 Jan 1903 issue.
  6. [S772] Dr. Brooks Miles Barnes & Barry Wayne Miles, Deaths from Eastern Shore Virginia Newspapers, 1881-1912.
  7. [S779] Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Birth Register, 1853-1896, Volume II, 1877-1886.

Virginia S. 'Jennie' Ward1

F, b. October 1861, d. March 1918
FatherWilliam P. Ward b. 24 Mar 1800, d. 6 May 1885
MotherSusan P. Cutler b. c 1815
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Thomas Welburne (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited10 Aug 2017
Birth*October 1861Virginia was born in October 1861 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*30 August 1877She married John T. Rayfield Jr., son of John Thomas Rayfield and Mary Jane Guy, on 30 August 1877 at Hacks Neck, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as John Rayfield, a 19 year old farmer, the son of Jno. T. & Jane Rayfield and she was shown as Virginia Ward, the daughter of Wm. P. & Marg't Ward. They were married at Hacks Neck Church by J.H. Amiss..2 
Married Name30 August 1877 As of 30 August 1877,her married name was Rayfield. 
Death*March 1918Virginia S. 'Jennie' Ward died in March 1918 at Accomack Co, VA, at age 56.1 

Family

John T. Rayfield Jr. b. 31 Aug 1857
Children 1.Charles A. (of John T.) Rayfield+3 b. 17 Jun 1878, d. Nov 1976
 2.David Carroll Rayfield+1 b. 17 Aug 1878
 3.Maggie V. Rayfield1 b. Jan 1882
 4.Lelia E. Rayfield1 b. 17 Aug 1886
 5.Richard Thomas Rayfield1 b. 23 Apr 1887
 6.John Wesley Rayfield+1 b. May 1893

Citations

  1. [S2597] Walter Henry Flannery Jr., Descendants of Levi Rayfield Sr.
  2. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  3. [S779] Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Birth Register, 1853-1896, Volume II, 1877-1886.

John L. Rayfield1

M, b. circa 1869
FatherFrisby W. Rayfield b. c 1843, d. c 1889
MotherMary W. 'Mollie' Gillespie b. 25 Sep 1844, d. 8 Apr 1919
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#1)
Descendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#2)
Descendants of William Burton (Gentleman, Metompkin)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#1)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#2)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Last Edited1 Jun 2018
Birth*circa 1869John was born circa 1869 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Grfath's*1870John was named in his grandfather's will in 1870 at Matompkin District, Accomack Co, VA. HH#710 was headed by John Gillespie, a 45 year old farmer, with real estate valued at $5,000 and personal estate valued at $2,000. Listed with him were Esther Gillespie, age 50; Frank Lewis, a 22 year old sailor; Peter Gillespie, a 19 year old farm laborer; Frisbie Rayfield, a 30 year old retail merchant; Mary Rayfield, a 25; Johnnie Rayfield, age 1; and Elizabeth Onley, a 10 year old black domestic servant.2 
Marriage*17 January 1894He married Rosa Sally Gillespie, daughter of George Thomas Gillespie and Sally W. West (West?), on 17 January 1894 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John L. Rayfield, a 25 year old merchant, the son of Frisby W. & Mollie W. Rayfield, and she was shown as Rose L. Gillespie, age 23, the daughter of George T. & Sallie Gillespie. They were married by J.L. King..1 

Family

Rosa Sally Gillespie b. Dec 1869

Citations

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

Sally W. West (West?)1

F, b. circa 1835
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited1 Jun 2018
Birth*circa 1835Sally was born circa 1835 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*circa 1853She married George Thomas Gillespie, son of John L. Gillespie and Fanny Elizabeth Miles, circa 1853.2 
Married Namecirca 1853 As of circa 1853,her married name was Gillespie. 
Census w/fath-in-law*1860Sally was listed with her father-in-law in the census of 1860 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. HH#770 was headed by John Gillispie Sr., a 60 year old farmer with real estate valued at $12,000 & personal property valued at $10,000. Listed with him were George T. Gillispie, a 32 year old carpenter; Sally W. Gillispie, age 25; Thomas Gillispie, age 6; and John Gillispie, age 6/12.2 
Census w/fath-in-law1870Sally was listed with her father-in-law in the census of 1870 at Metompkin District, Accomack Co, VA. HH#140 was headed by John Gillespie, a 70 year old farmer with real estate valued at $900 & personal property valued at $2,000. Listed with him were George Gillespie, a 41 year old carpenter with real estate valued at $200; Sallie Gillespie, a 30 year old house keeper; Thomas Gillespie, age 17 at school; John Gillespie, age 10 at school; Sallie Gillespie, age 6 months, born in December; Mollie Wimbrough, age 75; William Landing, a 30 year old farm laborer; Sarn Mason, a 17 year old black farm laborer; Kate Gibbons, a 21 year old black domestic servant; and Levin Northam, a 30 year old black farm laborer.3 
Census w/husband*1880Sally was listed with her husband in the census of 1880 at Accomack Co, VA. HH#169 was headed by Geo. T. Gillispie, a 52 year old farmer. Listed with him were Sallie W. Gillispie, age 46; John Gillispie, age 19; Rosa Gillispie, age 12; Robt Lewis, age 23; Jas Groton, age 23; Geo Finney, age 18; and Mary Justice, age 25.4 
Census w/husband*1900Sally was listed with her husband in the census of 1900 at Metompkin Distirct, Accomack Co, VA. HH#188 was headed by Geo. T. Gillespie, a 72 year old farmer. Listed with him were Sally W. Gillespie, a 65 year old wife; John F. Gillespie, a 40 year old son; and Hester West, a 56 year old sister-in-law and dress maker.1 

Family

George Thomas Gillespie b. 13 May 1828, d. 23 Aug 1906
Marriage*circa 1853She married George Thomas Gillespie, son of John L. Gillespie and Fanny Elizabeth Miles, circa 1853.2 
Children 1.Thomas Bayly 'T.B.' Gillespie+2 b. c 1854, d. c 1898
 2.John F. Gillespie2 b. 27 Dec 1859, d. 22 Apr 1949
 3.Rosa Sally Gillespie b. Dec 1869

Citations

  1. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1900 Federal Census, Accomack Co, VA.
  2. [S7] 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  3. [S675] Gail M. Walczyk, 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census, Part 1, Accomack Parish.
  4. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1880 Federal Census, Accomack Co, VA.

Rosa Sally Gillespie1,2

F, b. December 1869
FatherGeorge Thomas Gillespie b. 13 May 1828, d. 23 Aug 1906
MotherSally W. West (West?) b. c 1835
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#1)
Descendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#2)
Descendants of William Burton (Gentleman, Metompkin)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#1)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#2)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Last Edited1 Jun 2018
Birth*December 1869Rosa Sally Gillespie was born in December 1869 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Census w/grdfather1870Rosa was listed with her grandfather in the census of 1870 at Metompkin District, Accomack Co, VA. HH#140 was headed by John Gillespie, a 70 year old farmer with real estate valued at $900 & personal property valued at $2,000. Listed with him were George Gillespie, a 41 year old carpenter with real estate valued at $200; Sallie Gillespie, a 30 year old house keeper; Thomas Gillespie, age 17 at school; John Gillespie, age 10 at school; Sallie Gillespie, age 6 months, born in December; Mollie Wimbrough, age 75; William Landing, a 30 year old farm laborer; Sarn Mason, a 17 year old black farm laborer; Kate Gibbons, a 21 year old black domestic servant; and Levin Northam, a 30 year old black farm laborer.3 
Census w/parents*1880Rosa was listed with her parents in the census of 1880 at Accomack Co, VA. HH#169 was headed by Geo. T. Gillispie, a 52 year old farmer. Listed with him were Sallie W. Gillispie, age 46; John Gillispie, age 19; Rosa Gillispie, age 12; Robt Lewis, age 23; Jas Groton, age 23; Geo Finney, age 18; and Mary Justice, age 25.2 
Marriage*17 January 1894She married John L. Rayfield, son of Frisby W. Rayfield and Mary W. 'Mollie' Gillespie, on 17 January 1894 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John L. Rayfield, a 25 year old merchant, the son of Frisby W. & Mollie W. Rayfield, and she was shown as Rose L. Gillespie, age 23, the daughter of George T. & Sallie Gillespie. They were married by J.L. King..1 
Married Name17 January 1894 As of 17 January 1894,her married name was Rayfield. 

Family

John L. Rayfield b. c 1869

Citations

  1. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  2. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1880 Federal Census, Accomack Co, VA.
  3. [S675] Gail M. Walczyk, 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census, Part 1, Accomack Parish.

Oscar F. Rayfield1

M, b. circa 1867
FatherGeorge T. Rayfield b. 1833, d. 17 Feb 1898
MotherMary Ann 'Sally' (of Galen) Hinman b. Dec 1824
ChartsDescendants of William Andrews (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Obedience Robins (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited14 Jan 2019
Birth*circa 1867Oscar was born circa 1867 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Census w/parents*1870Oscar was listed with his parents in the census of 1870 at Metompkin District, Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. HH#301 was headed by George Rayfield, a 36 year old farmer with real estate valued at $1,000 & personal property valued at $500. Listed with him were Mary Rayfield, age 45; Samuel Rayfield, age 12; Sally Rayfield, age 10; Ella Rayfield, age 8; Major Rayfield, age 6; Oscar Rayfield, age 3; and Elizabeth Silverthorn, a 41 year old domestic servant.2 
Census w/parents1880Oscar was listed with his parents in the census of 1880 at Metompkin (Sea Side), Accomack Co, VA. HH#214 was headed by Geo. Rayfield, a 45 year old farmer. Listed with him were the following Rayfields: Mary, a 54 year old wife; Sam'l, a 22 year old son & working on farm; Sallie, a 20 year old daughter; Major J., a 16 year old son; and Oscar, a 13 year old son.3 
Marriage*9 September 1894He married Emma R. Abbott, daughter of Daniel P. Abbott and Mary W. (-----), on 9 September 1894 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Oscar F. Rayfield, a 27 year old farmer, the son of George & Mary Rayfield and she was shown as Emma R. Abbott, age 21, the daughter of Daniel P. & Mary W. Abbott. They were married by J.L. King..1 
Obituary - Father's*17 February 1898Oscar was named in his father's obituary on 17 February 1898. He was shown as a son Oscar Rayfield in the will of George Rayfield..4 
Census w/bro-in-law*1900Oscar was listed with his brother-in-law in the census of 1900 at Metompkin District, Accomack Co, VA. HH#95 was headed by Jas. Nelson, a 66 year old farmer. Listed with him were Sally C. Nelson, a 40 year old wife; Clarence D. Nelson, a 4 year old son; M.A. Rayfield, a 75 year old widowed mother-in-law; Oscar F. Rayfields, a 33 year old widowed brother-in-law; and Geo. Townsend, a 21 year old black servant.5 

Family

Emma R. Abbott b. c 1873, d. 14 Jul 1896

Citations

  1. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  2. [S675] Gail M. Walczyk, 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census, Part 1, Accomack Parish.
  3. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1880 Federal Census, Accomack Co, VA.
  4. [S772] Dr. Brooks Miles Barnes & Barry Wayne Miles, Deaths from Eastern Shore Virginia Newspapers, 1881-1912.
  5. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1900 Federal Census, Accomack Co, VA.

Emma R. Abbott1

F, b. circa 1873, d. 14 July 1896
FatherDaniel P. Abbott b. c 1850
MotherMary W. (-----) b. c 1850
ChartsDescendants of William Andrews (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Obedience Robins (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited28 Feb 2016
Birth*circa 1873Emma was born circa 1873 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*9 September 1894She married Oscar F. Rayfield, son of George T. Rayfield and Mary Ann 'Sally' (of Galen) Hinman, on 9 September 1894 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Oscar F. Rayfield, a 27 year old farmer, the son of George & Mary Rayfield and she was shown as Emma R. Abbott, age 21, the daughter of Daniel P. & Mary W. Abbott. They were married by J.L. King..1 
Married Name9 September 1894 As of 9 September 1894,her married name was Rayfield. 
Death*14 July 1896Emma R. Abbott died on 14 July 1896 at Bloxom, Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Emma Rayfield, who died 14 July 1896 of typhoid fever, age 23 years, the daughter of David D. Abbott & his wife Mary and the wife of Oscar Rayfield who gave the information.2 

Family

Oscar F. Rayfield b. c 1867

Citations

  1. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  2. [S569] Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Death Register, 1853-1896.

Daniel P. Abbott

M, b. circa 1850
Last Edited5 Aug 2006
Birth*circa 1850Daniel was born circa 1850 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1870He married Mary W. (-----) circa 1870. 

Family

Mary W. (-----) b. c 1850
Child 1.Emma R. Abbott b. c 1873, d. 14 Jul 1896

Mary W. (-----)

F, b. circa 1850
Last Edited5 Aug 2006
Birth*circa 1850Mary was born circa 1850 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1870She married Daniel P. Abbott circa 1870. 
Married Namecirca 1870 As of circa 1870,her married name was Abbott. 

Family

Daniel P. Abbott b. c 1850
Child 1.Emma R. Abbott b. c 1873, d. 14 Jul 1896

William T. Rayfield1

M, b. circa 1863, d. 25 December 1896
FatherMajor (of Levi R.) Rayfield b. 15 Dec 1835, d. 3 Apr 1904
MotherElizabeth 'Betsy' Hart b. 24 Feb 1838, d. 10 Jun 1879
ChartsDescendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter)
Descendants of William Custis (Ravenswood, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Hill (Gentleman, Hunting Creek)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock) (#1)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock) (#2)
Descendants of John Major (Nandua Creek)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#1)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#2)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited28 Feb 2016
Birth*circa 1863William was born circa 1863 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*4 September 1889He married Virginia Catherine S. 'Kate' Mears, daughter of George Smith G. Mears Sr. and Mary Anna Roberts, on 4 September 1889 at Pungoteague, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as William T. Rayfield, a 26 year old wheelwright, the son of Major & Elizth Rayfield and she was shown as Kate V. Mears, age 20, the daughter of George S.G. & Marianna Mears. They were married near Pungoteague by J.W. Hundley..1 
Death*25 December 1896William T. Rayfield died on 25 December 1896 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Wm. F. Rayfield, who died 25 Dec 1896 of bright's disease, age 38 years, the son of Major Rayfield, a mechanic born in Acc Co, the husband of Kate, who gave the information.2 

Citations

  1. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  2. [S569] Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Death Register, 1853-1896.

Virginia Catherine S. 'Kate' Mears1

F, b. circa 1869
FatherGeorge Smith G. Mears Sr. b. 1843, d. 1885
MotherMary Anna Roberts b. c 1846
ChartsDescendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter)
Descendants of William Custis (Ravenswood, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Hill (Gentleman, Hunting Creek)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock) (#1)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock) (#2)
Descendants of John Major (Nandua Creek)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#1)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#2)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited4 Sep 2006
Birth*circa 1869Virginia was born circa 1869 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*4 September 1889She married William T. Rayfield, son of Major (of Levi R.) Rayfield and Elizabeth 'Betsy' Hart, on 4 September 1889 at Pungoteague, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as William T. Rayfield, a 26 year old wheelwright, the son of Major & Elizth Rayfield and she was shown as Kate V. Mears, age 20, the daughter of George S.G. & Marianna Mears. They were married near Pungoteague by J.W. Hundley..1 
Married Name4 September 1889 As of 4 September 1889,her married name was Rayfield. 

Family

William T. Rayfield b. c 1863, d. 25 Dec 1896

Citations

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

Sally C. Rayfield1

F, b. circa 1859
FatherGeorge T. Rayfield b. 1833, d. 17 Feb 1898
MotherMary Ann 'Sally' (of Galen) Hinman b. Dec 1824
ChartsDescendants of William Andrews (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Obedience Robins (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited13 Jan 2019
Birth*circa 1859Sally was born circa 1859 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Census w/parents*1860Sally was listed with her parents in the census of 1860 at Accomack Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Sally C. Rayfield, age 6/12 in HH#636 headed by Geo. Rayfield, a 27 year old farmer and Sally Rayfield, age 34..1 
Census w/parents1870Sally was listed with her parents in the census of 1870 at Metompkin District, Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. HH#301 was headed by George Rayfield, a 36 year old farmer with real estate valued at $1,000 & personal property valued at $500. Listed with him were Mary Rayfield, age 45; Samuel Rayfield, age 12; Sally Rayfield, age 10; Ella Rayfield, age 8; Major Rayfield, age 6; Oscar Rayfield, age 3; and Elizabeth Silverthorn, a 41 year old domestic servant.2 
Census w/parents1880Sally was listed with her parents in the census of 1880 at Metompkin (Sea Side), Accomack Co, VA. HH#214 was headed by Geo. Rayfield, a 45 year old farmer. Listed with him were the following Rayfields: Mary, a 54 year old wife; Sam'l, a 22 year old son & working on farm; Sallie, a 20 year old daughter; Major J., a 16 year old son; and Oscar, a 13 year old son.3 
Marriage*28 December 1893She married James Henry Nelson, son of Spencer (of Geo S) Nelson and Elkhanah Beach, on 28 December 1893 at Assawoman, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as James H. Nelson, a 58 year old widowed farmer, the son of Spencer & Elkana Nelson and she was shown as Sallie J. Rayfield, age 34, the daughter of George Rayfield. They were married near Assawoman by J.L. King..4 
Married Name28 December 1893 As of 28 December 1893,her married name was Nelson. 
Obituary - Father's*17 February 1898Sally was named in her father's obituary on 17 February 1898. She was shown as a daughter Mrs. James H. Nelson in the obituary of George Rayfield..5 
Census w/husband*1900Sally was listed with her husband in the census of 1900 at Accomack Co, VA. HH#95 was headed by Jas. Nelson, a 66 year old farmer. Listed with him were Sally C. Nelson, a 40 year old wife; Clarence D. Nelson, a 4 year old son; M.A. Rayfield, a 75 year old widowed mother-in-law; Oscar F. Rayfields, a 33 year old widowed brother-in-law; and Geo. Townsend, a 21 year old black servant.6 

Family

James Henry Nelson b. c 1833, d. 1907
Marriage*28 December 1893She married James Henry Nelson, son of Spencer (of Geo S) Nelson and Elkhanah Beach, on 28 December 1893 at Assawoman, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as James H. Nelson, a 58 year old widowed farmer, the son of Spencer & Elkana Nelson and she was shown as Sallie J. Rayfield, age 34, the daughter of George Rayfield. They were married near Assawoman by J.L. King..4 
Child 1.Clarence D. Nelson6 b. c 1896

Citations

  1. [S7] 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  2. [S675] Gail M. Walczyk, 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census, Part 1, Accomack Parish.
  3. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1880 Federal Census, Accomack Co, VA.
  4. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  5. [S772] Dr. Brooks Miles Barnes & Barry Wayne Miles, Deaths from Eastern Shore Virginia Newspapers, 1881-1912, P.E. 26 Feb 1898 issue.
  6. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1900 Federal Census, Accomack Co, VA.

Claude Elmer Rayfield1

M, b. 6 June 1887
FatherHenry T. Rayfield b. 3 Jun 1860, d. 17 Mar 1942
MotherElla K. Belote b. 12 Apr 1864, d. 12 May 1926
ChartsDescendants of William Andrews (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter)
Descendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Hill (Gentleman, Hunting Creek)
Descendants of William Jones (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Obedience Robins (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited28 Feb 2016
Birth*6 June 1887Claude was born on 6 June 1887 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Claude E. Rayfield, the son of Henry T. Rayfield, who was living in St. George Parish & Ella K. his wife. His father gave the information..1 
Marriage*circa 1910He married Julia Lee Valliant, daughter of James H. Valliant and Zenia F. (-----), circa 1910.2 

Family

Julia Lee Valliant b. 21 Jan 1895
Child 1.James Valliant Rayfield Sr.+ b. c 1915

Citations

  1. [S786] Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Birth Register, 1853-1896, Volume III, 1887-1896.
  2. [S892] Darlene Rayfield Brockenbrough, M.K. Miles.

Charles H. Rayfield1

M, b. 9 December 1855
FatherJohn Thomas Rayfield b. 30 Oct 1830, d. 12 Jan 1903
MotherMary Jane Guy b. Jan 1829, d. 6 Nov 1911
Last Edited28 Feb 2016
Birth*9 December 1855Charles was born on 9 December 1855 at Dist No. 2, St. George Parish, Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Chas. H. Rayfield, son of John T. (farmer) and Jane Rayfield..2 
Census w/parents*1860Charles was listed with his parents in the census of 1860 at Onancock, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Charles H. Rayfield, age 5 in HH#799 headed by John Rayfield, a 27 year old farmer..1 
Marriage*circa 1880He married Nilley (-----) circa 1880.3 

Family

Nilley (-----) b. c 1857
Child 1.Charles A. Rayfield3 b. 1879

Citations

  1. [S7] 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  2. [S728] Gial M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Birth Register, 1853-1896, Volume I, 1852-1876.
  3. [S2597] Walter Henry Flannery Jr., Descendants of Levi Rayfield Sr.

Virginia S. Rayfield1,2

F, b. circa 1844
FatherSamuel T. Rayfield b. c 1799, d. b 1860
MotherNancy A. Stevens b. c 1809, d. b 1870
Last Edited6 Aug 2006
Birth*circa 1844Virginia was born circa 1844 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Census w/brother*1860Virginia was listed with her brother in the census of in 1860 at Onancock, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Virginia Rayfield, a 16 year old seamstress, in HH#799 headed by John Rayfield, a 27 year old farmer. Also listed was Nancy Rayfield, age 51, who was evidenlty her mother..1 
Marriage*23 December 1863She married John H. Smith, son of James S. Smith and Sophia Wilson (widow?), on 23 December 1863 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Jno. H. Smith, a 33 year old waterman, the son of Jas. & Sophia Smith and she was shown as Virginia S. Rayfield, age 18, the daughter of Sam'l & Nancy Rayfield. They were married by D. Titlow..2 
Married Name23 December 1863 As of 23 December 1863,her married name was Smith. 

Family

John H. Smith b. c 1832

Citations

  1. [S7] 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  2. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).

Elizabeth A. Rogers1

F, b. 10 July 1845, d. 6 October 1900
Last Edited28 Feb 2016
Birth*10 July 1845Elizabeth was born on 10 July 1845 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1866She married Nathaniel T. Rayfield, son of Samuel T. Rayfield and Nancy A. Stevens, circa 1866.2,3 
Married Namecirca 1866 As of circa 1866,her married name was Rayfield. 
Census w/husband*1870Elizabeth was listed with her husband in the census of in 1870 at Locust Mount PO, St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Eliza Rayfield, a 22 year old house keeper in HH#LM788 haded by Nath. Rayfield, a 35 year old farmer..2 
Death*6 October 1900She died on 6 October 1900 at Accomack Co, VA, at age 55.1 

Family

Nathaniel T. Rayfield b. 25 Jan 1835, d. 21 Mar 1911
Children 1.Capt. William Tulley 'Willie' Rayfield+ b. 11 Nov 1867, d. 17 Jan 1954
 2.John Robert Rayfield b. Feb 1870, d. 10 Apr 1941
 3.Nathaniel I. Rayfield+4 b. 29 Mar 1872, d. 19 Apr 1918
 4.Charles Spencer Rayfield+1 b. 10 Jul 1876, d. 1 Nov 1947

Citations

  1. [S2597] Walter Henry Flannery Jr., Descendants of Levi Rayfield Sr.
  2. [S687] Gail Walczyk, 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census, Part 2, St. George's Parish.
  3. [S892] Darlene Rayfield Brockenbrough, M.K. Miles.
  4. [S728] Gial M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Birth Register, 1853-1896, Volume I, 1852-1876.

Capt. William Tulley 'Willie' Rayfield1

M, b. 11 November 1867, d. 17 January 1954
FatherNathaniel T. Rayfield b. 25 Jan 1835, d. 21 Mar 1911
MotherElizabeth A. Rogers b. 10 Jul 1845, d. 6 Oct 1900
ChartsDescendants of William Custis (Ravenswood, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited29 Feb 2016
Birth*11 November 1867Capt. William Tulley 'Willie' Rayfield was born on 11 November 1867 at Cape Charles, Northampton Co, VA.2 
Census w/parents*1870William was listed with his parents in the census of 1870 at Locust Mount PO, St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Willie Rayfield, age 2 in HH#LM788 haded by Nath. Rayfield, a 35 year old farmer..3 
Marriage17 June 1896He married Eva May Shield, daughter of William Peter Shield and Sarah Frances Dawson, on 17 June 1896 at Hampton Co, VA.2 
Death*17 January 1954Capt. William Tulley 'Willie' Rayfield died on 17 January 1954 at Shelton, Fairfield Co, CT, at age 86. He was shown as William Tulley Rayfield, the husband of Eva M. Shield, died 17 Jan 1954, born 11/18/1867, age 85, born in Accomac County, VA, a retired Sea Captain, the son of Nathaniel T. Rayfield, born in VA and Elizabeth Rogers, born in VA. The information was given by Mrs. Edna R. Parker. Burial was on 19 Jan 1954 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester, Mass.1 
Burial*William was buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester, Mass.1 

Family

Eva May Shield b. Jun 1876, d. 21 Aug 1951
Children 1.Percye Edger Rayfield+4 b. 22 Mar 1897, d. 3 Feb 1970
 2.Adna R. Rayfield+5 b. 8 Feb 1899, d. 9 Aug 1985
 3.William Shield Rayfield5 b. 14 Mar 1907, d. 14 Mar 1979
 4.James Brad Rayfield5 b. 3 Jan 1912, d. Dec 1976
 5.Ward Allison Rayfield+5 b. 6 Jun 1915, d. 14 Nov 1989

Citations

  1. [S2597] Walter Henry Flannery Jr., Descendants of Levi Rayfield Sr., citing Death Certificate of William Tulley Rayfield.
  2. [S2532] Walter Henry Flannery Jr., Jamestowne Society Application - Walter Henry Flannery Jr. to Randall Revell, citing marriage & death certificates of Wm. T. Rayfield and Eva M. Shield; death certificate of Eva M. Rayfield, MN (Shield) & 1880 census.
  3. [S687] Gail Walczyk, 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census, Part 2, St. George's Parish.
  4. [S2532] Walter Henry Flannery Jr., Jamestowne Society Application - Walter Henry Flannery Jr. to Randall Revell.
  5. [S2597] Walter Henry Flannery Jr., Descendants of Levi Rayfield Sr.

John Robert Rayfield1

M, b. February 1870, d. 10 April 1941
FatherNathaniel T. Rayfield b. 25 Jan 1835, d. 21 Mar 1911
MotherElizabeth A. Rogers b. 10 Jul 1845, d. 6 Oct 1900
Last Edited27 Feb 2016
Birth*February 1870John was born in February 1870 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Census w/parents*1870John was listed with his parents in the census of 1870 at Locust Mount PO, St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA.2 
Death*10 April 1941He died on 10 April 1941 at age 71.1 

Citations

  1. [S2597] Walter Henry Flannery Jr., Descendants of Levi Rayfield Sr.
  2. [S687] Gail Walczyk, 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census, Part 2, St. George's Parish.

James H. Valliant

M, b. circa 1860
Last Edited6 Aug 2006
Birth*circa 1860James was born circa 1860. 
Marriage*circa 1880He married Zenia F. (-----) circa 1880. 

Family

Zenia F. (-----) b. c 1860
Child 1.Julia Lee Valliant+ b. 21 Jan 1895

Zenia F. (-----)

F, b. circa 1860
Last Edited6 Aug 2006
Birth*circa 1860Zenia was born circa 1860. 
Marriage*circa 1880She married James H. Valliant circa 1880. 
Married Namecirca 1880 As of circa 1880,her married name was Valliant. 

Family

James H. Valliant b. c 1860
Child 1.Julia Lee Valliant+ b. 21 Jan 1895

Tully B. Rayfield1

M, b. 14 August 1871, d. after 1920
FatherJohn Thomas Rayfield1 b. 30 Oct 1830, d. 12 Jan 1903
MotherMary Jane Guy1 b. Jan 1829, d. 6 Nov 1911
Last Edited27 Feb 2016
Birth*14 August 1871Tully was born on 14 August 1871 at Lee District, Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Tully B. Rayfield, born in 1871 in Lee District, the son of John Thomas & Mary J. Rayfield. His father gave the information..1,2 
Obituary - Father's*17 January 1903Tully was named in his father's obituary on 17 January 1903. He was shown as a son Tully Rayfield in the obituary of John T. Rayfield..3 
Obituary - Mother's*11 November 1911Tully was named in his mother's obituary on 11 November 1911. He was shown as a son Tully Rayfield in the obituary of Mrs. Jane Rayfield..4 
Death*after 1920He died after 1920.2 

Citations

  1. [S728] Gial M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Birth Register, 1853-1896, Volume I, 1852-1876.
  2. [S2597] Walter Henry Flannery Jr., Descendants of Levi Rayfield Sr.
  3. [S772] Dr. Brooks Miles Barnes & Barry Wayne Miles, Deaths from Eastern Shore Virginia Newspapers, 1881-1912, P.E. 17 Jan 1903 issue.
  4. [S772] Dr. Brooks Miles Barnes & Barry Wayne Miles, Deaths from Eastern Shore Virginia Newspapers, 1881-1912, Acc News, 11 Nov 1911 issue & P.E., 11 Nov 1911 issue.

Clara L. Rayfield1

F, b. 1869
FatherJohn Thomas Rayfield b. 30 Oct 1830, d. 12 Jan 1903
MotherMary Jane Guy b. Jan 1829, d. 6 Nov 1911
Last Edited27 Feb 2016
Birth*1869Clara was born in 1869 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*19 September 1888She married Joseph Byrd on 19 September 1888 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Married Name19 September 1888 As of 19 September 1888,her married name was Byrd. 
Obituary - Father's*17 January 1903Clara was named in her father's obituary on 17 January 1903. She was shown as a daughter Mrs. Jos. Byrd in the obituary of John T. Rayfield..2 
Obituary - Mother's*11 November 1911Clara was named in her mother's obituary on 11 November 1911. She was shown as a daughter Clara Byrd & Mrs. Joesph Byrd in the obituary of Mrs. Jane Rayfield..3 

Family

Joseph Byrd b. c 1865

Citations

  1. [S2597] Walter Henry Flannery Jr., Descendants of Levi Rayfield Sr.
  2. [S772] Dr. Brooks Miles Barnes & Barry Wayne Miles, Deaths from Eastern Shore Virginia Newspapers, 1881-1912, P.E. 17 Jan 1903 issue.
  3. [S772] Dr. Brooks Miles Barnes & Barry Wayne Miles, Deaths from Eastern Shore Virginia Newspapers, 1881-1912, Acc News, 11 Nov 1911 issue & P.E., 11 Nov 1911 issue.

Joseph Byrd

M, b. circa 1865
Last Edited27 Feb 2016
Birth*circa 1865Joseph was born circa 1865. 
Marriage*19 September 1888He married Clara L. Rayfield, daughter of John Thomas Rayfield and Mary Jane Guy, on 19 September 1888 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Family

Clara L. Rayfield b. 1869

Citations

  1. [S2597] Walter Henry Flannery Jr., Descendants of Levi Rayfield Sr.

Manie T. Rayfield1

F, b. 5 August 1866, d. after 1920
FatherJohn Thomas Rayfield b. 30 Oct 1830, d. 12 Jan 1903
MotherMary Jane Guy b. Jan 1829, d. 6 Nov 1911
Last Edited28 Feb 2016
Birth*5 August 1866Manie was born on 5 August 1866 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Mary A. Rayfield, the daughter of John T. (farmer) & Mary J. Rayfield. Her father gave the information..2 
Marriage*10 August 1893She married Sylvester C. Tilghman on 10 August 1893 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Sylvester C. Tilghman, a 25 year old blacksmith, living in Acc Co and born in Charles Co, MD, the son of Alfred L. & Hattie J. Tilghman and she was shown as Mamie T. Rayfield, age 26, the daughter of John T. & Susan Rayfield..1 
Married Name10 August 1893 As of 10 August 1893,her married name was Tilghman. 
Obituary - Father's*17 January 1903Manie was named in her father's obituary on 17 January 1903. She was shown as a daughter Mrs. S.C. Tilghman in the obituary of John T. Rayfield..3 
Obituary - Mother's*11 November 1911Manie was named in her mother's obituary on 11 November 1911. She was shown as a daughter Mrs. B. Tilghman in the will of Mrs. Jane Rayfield..4 
Death*after 1920She died after 1920 at Newport News, Warwick Co, VA.5 

Family

Sylvester C. Tilghman b. c 1868, d. a 1930
Children 1.Carrol Tilghman5 b. Jun 1894
 2.Charles L. Tilghman5 b. 1896
 3.Joseph H. Tilghman5 b. 1903
 4.Cecil E. Tilghman5 b. 1905

Citations

  1. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  2. [S728] Gial M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Birth Register, 1853-1896, Volume I, 1852-1876.
  3. [S772] Dr. Brooks Miles Barnes & Barry Wayne Miles, Deaths from Eastern Shore Virginia Newspapers, 1881-1912, P.E. 17 Jan 1903 issue.
  4. [S772] Dr. Brooks Miles Barnes & Barry Wayne Miles, Deaths from Eastern Shore Virginia Newspapers, 1881-1912, Acc News, 11 Nov 1911 issue & P.E., 11 Nov 1911 issue.
  5. [S2597] Walter Henry Flannery Jr., Descendants of Levi Rayfield Sr.

Sylvester C. Tilghman1

M, b. circa 1868, d. after 1930
Last Edited27 Feb 2016
Birth*circa 1868Sylvester was born circa 1868 at Charles Co, MD.1 
Marriage*10 August 1893He married Manie T. Rayfield, daughter of John Thomas Rayfield and Mary Jane Guy, on 10 August 1893 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Sylvester C. Tilghman, a 25 year old blacksmith, living in Acc Co and born in Charles Co, MD, the son of Alfred L. & Hattie J. Tilghman and she was shown as Mamie T. Rayfield, age 26, the daughter of John T. & Susan Rayfield..1 
Death*after 1930Sylvester C. Tilghman died after 1930 at Newport News, Warwick Co, VA.2 

Family

Manie T. Rayfield b. 5 Aug 1866, d. a 1920
Children 1.Carrol Tilghman2 b. Jun 1894
 2.Charles L. Tilghman2 b. 1896
 3.Joseph H. Tilghman2 b. 1903
 4.Cecil E. Tilghman2 b. 1905

Citations

  1. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  2. [S2597] Walter Henry Flannery Jr., Descendants of Levi Rayfield Sr.

Sarah E. Rayfield1

F, b. 18 September 1857, d. 20 January 1949
FatherMajor Rayfield IV b. 20 Jan 1832, d. 20 Sep 1908
MotherElizabeth (-----) b. 22 Sep 1817, d. 20 Mar 1893
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Last Edited6 Aug 2006
Birth*18 September 1857Sarah was born on 18 September 1857 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*11 February 1880She married David F. Bloxom, son of Perry Bloxom and Bernette T. Bloxom, on 11 February 1880 at Bethel Bapt Ch, Mears, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as David F. Bloxom, a 22 year old farmer, the son of Percy & Birnetta P. Bloxom and she was shown as Sarah L. Rayfield, age 23, the daughter of Major & Eliz'th Rayfield. They were married by D.A. Woodson..3 
Married Name11 February 1880 As of 11 February 1880,her married name was Bloxom. 
Obituary - Father's*11 November 1911Sarah was named in her father's obituary on 11 November 1911. She was shown as a daughter Mrs. David F. Bloxom in the obituary of Major Rayfield..1 
Death*20 January 1949Sarah died on 20 January 1949 at age 91.2 
Burial*Her body was interred at Modest Town Baptist Ch Cem, Acc Co, VA. Her tombstone shows her as Sarah E. Bloxom, buried next to David F. Bloxom, 18 Sep 1857 - 20 Jan 1949..2 

Family

David F. Bloxom b. 19 Aug 1858, d. 27 Jun 1930

Citations

  1. [S772] Dr. Brooks Miles Barnes & Barry Wayne Miles, Deaths from Eastern Shore Virginia Newspapers, 1881-1912, P.E., 26 Sep 1908 issue.
  2. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.
  3. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).

David F. Bloxom1

M, b. 19 August 1858, d. 27 June 1930
FatherPerry Bloxom b. c 1829
MotherBernette T. Bloxom b. c 1834
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Last Edited6 Aug 2006
Birth*19 August 1858David was born on 19 August 1858 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*11 February 1880He married Sarah E. Rayfield, daughter of Major Rayfield IV and Elizabeth (-----), on 11 February 1880 at Bethel Bapt Ch, Mears, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as David F. Bloxom, a 22 year old farmer, the son of Percy & Birnetta P. Bloxom and she was shown as Sarah L. Rayfield, age 23, the daughter of Major & Eliz'th Rayfield. They were married by D.A. Woodson..1 
Death*27 June 1930David died on 27 June 1930 at age 71.2 
Burial*His body was interred at Modest Town Baptist Ch Cem, Acc Co, VA. His tombstone shows him as David F. Bloxom, buried next to Sarah E. Bloxom, 19 Aug 1858 - 27 Jun 1930..2 

Family

Sarah E. Rayfield b. 18 Sep 1857, d. 20 Jan 1949

Citations

  1. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  2. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.

Mary E. Rayfield1

F, b. 21 November 1860, d. 3 November 1927
FatherMajor Rayfield IV b. 20 Jan 1832, d. 20 Sep 1908
MotherElizabeth (-----) b. 22 Sep 1817, d. 20 Mar 1893
Last Edited6 Aug 2006
Birth*21 November 1860Mary was born on 21 November 1860 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*6 February 1884She married John W. Barnes, son of Alfred J. Barnes and Mary A. Johnson, on 6 February 1884 at Mappsville, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as John W. Barnes, a 25 year old waterman, the son of Alfred & Mary Barnes and she was shown as Mary E. Rayfield, age 22, daughter of Major & Eliz'th Rayfield. They were married by Montcalm Oldham..1 
Married Name6 February 1884 As of 6 February 1884,her married name was Barnes. 
Obituary - Father's*11 November 1911Mary was named in her father's obituary on 11 November 1911.3 
Death*3 November 1927Mary died on 3 November 1927 at age 66. She was shown as a daughter Mrs. J.W. Barnes in the obituary of Major Rayfield..2 
Burial*Her body was interred at Modest Town Baptist Ch Cem, Acc Co, VA. Her tombstone shows her as Mary E. Barnes, wife of John W. Barnes, 21 Nov 1860 - 3 Nov 1927..2 

Family

John W. Barnes b. 24 Jun 1857, d. 29 Dec 1936

Citations

  1. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  2. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.
  3. [S772] Dr. Brooks Miles Barnes & Barry Wayne Miles, Deaths from Eastern Shore Virginia Newspapers, 1881-1912, P.E., 26 Sep 1908 issue.

George Rayfield (N'hamp?)

M, b. circa 1840
Last Edited6 Aug 2006
Birth*circa 1840George was born circa 1840. 
Marriage*circa 1860He married Mary Ann Elizabeth S. (-----) circa 1860.1 

Family

Mary Ann Elizabeth S. (-----) b. 1841, d. 8 Jul 1909
Children 1.M. Birditta 'Birdie' Rayfield b. c 1870
 2.Margaret Alice Maude Rayfield b. c 1880

Citations

  1. [S772] Dr. Brooks Miles Barnes & Barry Wayne Miles, Deaths from Eastern Shore Virginia Newspapers, 1881-1912, P.E., 17 Jul 1909 issue.

Mary Ann Elizabeth S. (-----)

F, b. 1841, d. 8 July 1909
Last Edited6 Aug 2006
Birth*1841Mary was born in 1841 at Canada.1 
Marriage*circa 1860She married George Rayfield (N'hamp?) circa 1860.1 
Married Namecirca 1860 As of circa 1860,her married name was Rayfield. 
Death*8 July 1909Mary died on 8 July 1909 at Parksley, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Mrs. Mary A.L. Rayfield, who died Thursday of last week, aged 68, of cerebral apoplexy. She was the widow of George Rayfield, of Northampton, who died several years ago. She was a native of Canada. She was survived by 2 children, Mrs. Birdie Hogan and Miss Maude Rayfield. Parksley News (PE 17 Jul 1909 & ESH 23 Jul 1909). According to the P.E. 10 Jul 1909 she died on Friday and was buried in Liberty Cemetery, Parksley.
.1 
Burial*Her body was interred at Parksley Cem, Acc Co, VA. Her tombstone shows her as Mary Ann Eliz Rayfield, widow of George, who died 8 Jul 1909 at the age of 68 years..2 

Family

George Rayfield (N'hamp?) b. c 1840
Children 1.M. Birditta 'Birdie' Rayfield b. c 1870
 2.Margaret Alice Maude Rayfield b. c 1880

Citations

  1. [S772] Dr. Brooks Miles Barnes & Barry Wayne Miles, Deaths from Eastern Shore Virginia Newspapers, 1881-1912, P.E., 17 Jul 1909 issue.
  2. [S502] Jean Merritt Mihalyka & Faye Downing Wilson, Graven Stones of Lower Accomack County, Virginia.

M. Birditta 'Birdie' Rayfield1

F, b. circa 1870
FatherGeorge Rayfield (N'hamp?) b. c 1840
MotherMary Ann Elizabeth S. (-----) b. 1841, d. 8 Jul 1909
Last Edited6 Aug 2006
Birth*circa 1870M. was born circa 1870 at Canada.1 
Marriage*16 September 1891She married William Joseph Hogan on 16 September 1891 at Hallwood, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Wm. Jos. Hogan, a 40 year old single merchant residing in Natchez, MS (parents not show) and she was shown as M. Birditta Rayfield, age 21, born in Canada & living in Acc Co, VA, the daughter of Mary Rayfield. They were married by E. Mickle..1 
Married Name16 September 1891 As of 16 September 1891,her married name was Hogan. 
Obituary - Mother's*17 July 1909M. was named in her mother's obituary on 17 July 1909. She was shown as Mrs. Birdie Hogan a surviving daughter of Mrs. Mary A.L. Rayfield, the widow of the late George Rayfield..2 

Family

William Joseph Hogan b. c 1851

Citations

  1. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  2. [S772] Dr. Brooks Miles Barnes & Barry Wayne Miles, Deaths from Eastern Shore Virginia Newspapers, 1881-1912, P.E., 17 Jul 1909 issue.

William Joseph Hogan

M, b. circa 1851
Last Edited6 Aug 2006
Birth*circa 1851William was born circa 1851. 
Marriage*16 September 1891He married M. Birditta 'Birdie' Rayfield, daughter of George Rayfield (N'hamp?) and Mary Ann Elizabeth S. (-----), on 16 September 1891 at Hallwood, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Wm. Jos. Hogan, a 40 year old single merchant residing in Natchez, MS (parents not show) and she was shown as M. Birditta Rayfield, age 21, born in Canada & living in Acc Co, VA, the daughter of Mary Rayfield. They were married by E. Mickle..1 

Citations

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

Margaret Alice Maude Rayfield1

F, b. circa 1880
FatherGeorge Rayfield (N'hamp?) b. c 1840
MotherMary Ann Elizabeth S. (-----) b. 1841, d. 8 Jul 1909
Last Edited6 Aug 2006
Birth*circa 1880Margaret was born circa 1880. 
Obituary - Mother's*17 July 1909Margaret was named in her mother's obituary on 17 July 1909. She was shown as Miss Maude Rayfield a surviving daughter of Mrs. Mary A.L. Rayfield, the widow of the late George Rayfield..2 
Marriage*23 November 1909She married Harry Tydings Anderson on 23 November 1909 at Philadelphia, PA. Harry Tydings Anderson married Miss Margaret Alice Maude Rayfield on 23 Nov 1909 in Philadelphia. The bride was the youngest daughter of Major and Mary E. A. S. Rayfield and the groom was of Baltimore. The bride's mother had died recently - Parksley - P.E. 27 Nov 1909..1 
Married Name23 November 1909 As of 23 November 1909,her married name was Anderson. 

Family

Harry Tydings Anderson b. c 1880

Citations

  1. [S771] Dr. Brooks Miles Barnes & Barry Wayne Miles, Marriages from Eastern Shore Virginia Newspapers, 1881-1912, P.E., 27 Nov 1909 issue.
  2. [S772] Dr. Brooks Miles Barnes & Barry Wayne Miles, Deaths from Eastern Shore Virginia Newspapers, 1881-1912, P.E., 17 Jul 1909 issue.

Harry Tydings Anderson

M, b. circa 1880
Last Edited6 Aug 2006
Birth*circa 1880Harry was born circa 1880 at Baltimore, MD. 
Marriage*23 November 1909He married Margaret Alice Maude Rayfield, daughter of George Rayfield (N'hamp?) and Mary Ann Elizabeth S. (-----), on 23 November 1909 at Philadelphia, PA. Harry Tydings Anderson married Miss Margaret Alice Maude Rayfield on 23 Nov 1909 in Philadelphia. The bride was the youngest daughter of Major and Mary E. A. S. Rayfield and the groom was of Baltimore. The bride's mother had died recently - Parksley - P.E. 27 Nov 1909..1 

Citations

  1. [S771] Dr. Brooks Miles Barnes & Barry Wayne Miles, Marriages from Eastern Shore Virginia Newspapers, 1881-1912, P.E., 27 Nov 1909 issue.

Scarburgh (126) West1,2

F, b. circa 1733
FatherJohn (27) West b. c 1698, d. b 28 Jan 1755
MotherAgnes Burton b. c 1704, d. b 31 Dec 1760
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of William Burton (Gentleman, Metompkin)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited31 Jul 2017
Birth*circa 1733Scarburgh was born circa 1733 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1753She married Capt. Garret Topping (shoe maker) circa 1753.1,3,4,5 
Married Namecirca 1753 As of circa 1753,her married name was Topping. 
Will - Father's*13 September 1754Scarburgh was named in her father's will on 13 September 1754 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Scarburgh Topping in the will of John West, wife no name.5 
Will - Mother's*29 October 1760Scarburgh was named in her mother's will on 29 October 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as my daughter Scarburgh Topping in the will of Agnes West.3 
Court - namd in suit*30 March 1763She was named in a lawsuit on 30 March 1763 at Accomack Co, VA. Jonathan Willet with wife Agnes, Garret Topping with wife Scarburgh, Charles Crowson with wife Comfort, and Major West (attorney: Rich Coke) sued Smith Bunting, Edmund Chambers, John Goffigan, John West and George Scott Jr with wife Susannah (attorney: James Henry), who were granted time to answer.6 
Court - namd in suit29 September 1763She was named in a lawsuit on 29 September 1763 at Accomack Co, VA. Jonathan Willet with wife Agnes, Garret Topping with wife Scarburgh, Charles Crowson with wife Comfort and Major West were permitted to add other parties to their bill against Smith Bunting, Edmund Chambers, John Goffigan, John West, and George Scott with wife Susannah.7 
Land cause*24 September 1771She was named in a land cause on 24 September 1771 at Accomack Co, VA. Charles Snead Sr. vs. Robert Drummond, a suit for recovery of a slave. That a certain William Burton formerly of Accomack County, now dec., having a daughter then married to a certain John West, made his last will and testament in which he devised a number of slaves to his said daughter for life then to be equally divided between all her children; that the said Agnes West had nine children, one of whom named Katharine intermarried in her mother's lifetime with a certain Edmund Chambers and died before her mother and before any division could be made of said slaves; that after the death of the said Agnes the said Edmund Chambers obtained administration on the estate of his said wife, who was one of the said nine children, and a division was made among the complainants under the said Burton's will after a long and tedious litigation, and a slave named Lazar was alotted to the representative of the said Edmund's deceased wife without determining whether the right to the said slave vested in the son or the administrator of the deceased, as also the sum of 21 £ 16 s. and 8d for the proportion of the rent of the said slaves with interest from 23 Nov. 1766; that in consequence of the said partition and administration the said Edmund obtained possession of the said slave sometime in the year 1767 and sold him to your orator for a valuable consideration; that the said Snead held the said slave until sometime in the beginning of the year 1768 when he was spirited away and seduced from his service by Major Chambers, the son and heir of the said Catherine Chambers, one of the nine children aforesaid, and by a certain Jonathan Willett, and by them, after the said Willett had kept him in possession ____ years sold to the respondent &c. Catherine Chambers left at her death Major Chambers, her only son and heir at law, and a daughter Agnes. The defendant in his answer denies that the said Edmund Chambers had any right to any part of the slaves devised by William Burton, but only in right of his son, Major Chambers, one of the defendants; and that this will appear evident from a suit in chancery commenced in this Court by Jonathan Willet and Agnes, his wife, Garrat Topping and Scarburgh, his wife, Charles Crowson and Comfort, his wife, and Major West then plaintiffs vs. John West, Smith Bunting, Major Chambers, one of the present defendants, Thomas Goffigon & George Scott then defendants, in which it was decreed that the slaves devised to the said Agnes should be equally divided between the parties plaintiff and defendant, children and grandchildren of the said Agnes. Decreed that the plaintiff, Charles Snead, was a fair purchaser of Edmund Chambers whose property the said slave was, and that he recover the said slave Lazor of the defendant (Jonathan Willett m. Agnes West, Charles Crowson m. Comfort West, Garret Topping m. Scarburgh West, George Scott m. Susanna West, Thomas Goffigon m. Elizabeth West, Smith Bunting m. Anne West, Edmund Chambers m. Katherine West, daughters of John West & Agnes (Burton) West, who had nine children, the above named seven daughters and two sons, John & Major).8 

Family

Capt. Garret Topping (shoe maker) b. c 1730, d. 13 Sep 1817
Marriage*circa 1753She married Capt. Garret Topping (shoe maker) circa 1753.1,3,4,5 

Citations

  1. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 31 (Charles Snead Sr. vs. Robert Drummond, suit for recovery of a slave).
  2. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 519 (Anthony West Family).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 203 (will of Agnes West).
  4. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 41-45 (Burton Family).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 182 (will of John West, wife no name).
  6. [S2224] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1753-1763, Volume 19, p. 441 (30 Mar 1763 Court).
  7. [S2224] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1753-1763, Volume 19, p. 495 (29 Sep 1763 Court).
  8. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 31 (Snead vs. Drummond).

Virginia P. Mapp1

F, b. 1919, d. 1920
FatherGarland Bowdoin Mapp Sr. b. Sep 1893, d. 1960
MotherHarriet Marguerite Long b. 1892, d. 1936
ChartsDescendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter)
Descendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited13 Jun 2013
Birth*1919Virginia was born in 1919 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Census w/parents*1920Virginia was listed with her parents in the census of 1920 at Wachapreague, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Virginia Mapp, a 4/12 year old granddaughter in HH#67 headed by Benjamin Long, a 64 year old waterman. Also listed was Garland B. Mapp Sr., a 26 year old son-in-law (who was her father)..1 
Death*1920Virginia died in 1920.2 
Burial*Her body was interred at Wachapreague Cemetery, Acc Co, VA. Her tombstone shows her as Virginia P. Mapp, 1919 - 1920..2 

Citations

  1. [S286] 1920 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  2. [S502] Jean Merritt Mihalyka & Faye Downing Wilson, Graven Stones of Lower Accomack County, Virginia.

Howson Mapp (I)1,2

M, b. circa 1700, d. November 1757
FatherJohn Mapp (II) b. Feb 1667, d. Nov 1725
MotherEsther Matthews b. c 1675, d. Jan 1733
Last Edited27 Nov 2016
Birth*circa 1700Howson was born circa 1700 at Northampton Co, VA. 
Heir - named as*5 April 1720Howson was named as an heir on 5 April 1720 at Northampton Co, VA. He was shown my Godson Howson Mapp and to John Mapp and Esther his wife, in the will of Robert Howson. He was given 300 acres on Mattawoman Creek in Hungars Creek. This was the same 300 acres that Howson Mapp Sr. willed to Howson Mapp Jr. and which in 1773 was sold to John Kendal for "1,000 and 100 pounds of Virginia money." It was on the north side of Mattawaman Creek and is known today as Duckington in Wilsonia Neck..3,4 
Will - Father's*27 October 1725Howson was named in his father's will on 27 October 1725 at Northampton Co, VA. He was shown as an underage 21 son Howsen Mapp in the will of John Mapp..2 
Marriage*circa 1732He married Leah Nottingham, daughter of Capt. Robert Nottingham and Sarah Michael, circa 1732. 
Will - Mother's*5 December 1732Howson was named in his mother's will on 5 December 1732 at Northampton Co, VA. He was shown as a son Howsen Map in the will of Esther Map..5 
Will - Brother's*22 September 1743Howson was named in his brother's will on 22 September 1743 at Northampton Co, VA. He was shown as a brother Howson Mapp in the will of Samuel Mapp. His son Littleton was to inherit land if Samuel's sons died without issue..6 
Will*26 September 1757He made a will on 26 September 1757 at Northampton Co, VA. To loving wife Leah old Negro wench Sarah and use of my 300 acre plantation whereon I now live during her widowhood, and then to my son Howsen. (This was the land will to him by his godfather Robert Howsen.) To son William Negro girl Pegg. To daughter Leah Mapp Negro wench Nanny, but if Leah dies before of age or marries then Nanny to my three youngest sons William, Laban and Samuel. To son Samuel Negro wench Sarah. To son Laben Negro girl Tamar. To daughter Adah Mapp Negro boy Ben. To daughter Elizabeth Mapp Negro fellow Peter, but if she dies before of age then to be divided by my four smallest children, William, Laban, Samuel and Leah Mapp. To daughter Mary Mapp Negro boy Luke. To son Littleton Negro man Sampson. To son Howsen my large Bible and my clothes. Residual Legatees wife and my 8 youngest children Littleton, Mary, Elizabeth, Adah, William, Laban, Samuel and Leah Mapp. If son Howsen, now heir-at-law, hinders my will then the 300 acres given Howsen to my four children William, Laban, Samuel and Leah. Wife, son Howsen and kinsman Robins Mapp extrs. Witt: John Kendall & John Downing..7 
Death*November 1757Howson died in November 1757.7 
Probate*13 December 1757Howson's will was probated on 13 December 1757 at Northampton Co, VA.7 

Family

Leah Nottingham b. c 1716
Marriage*circa 1732He married Leah Nottingham, daughter of Capt. Robert Nottingham and Sarah Michael, circa 1732. 
Children 1.Laban Mapp+ b. c 1732, d. Apr 1787
 2.Howson Mapp (II)+ b. 24 Apr 1733, d. 23 Dec 1798
 3.Littleton Mapp Sr.+ b. c 1735, d. Jan 1803
 4.Mary Mapp b. c 1737
 5.Elizabeth Mapp+ b. c 1739
 6.Samuel Mapp b. c 1740
 7.Adah Mapp+ b. c 1741, d. b 13 Nov 1776
 8.William Mapp+ b. c 1743, d. Nov 1787
 9.Leah Mapp+ b. c 1749

Citations

  1. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 308 (Mapp Chart).
  2. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 256 (will of John Mapp).
  3. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 320 (Mathews Family).
  4. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 230 (will of Robert Howsen).
  5. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 270 (will of Esther Mapp).
  6. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 313 (will of Samuel Mapp, brother of Howson Mapp).
  7. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 372 (will of Howsen Mapp).

Leah Nottingham1

F, b. circa 1716
FatherCapt. Robert Nottingham b. c 1690, d. b 9 Apr 1745
MotherSarah Michael2 b. c 1695
Last Edited18 Jul 2019
Birth*circa 1716Leah was born circa 1716 at Northampton Co, VA. 
Married Namecirca 1732 As of circa 1732,her married name was Mapp. 
Marriage*circa 1732She married Howson Mapp (I), son of John Mapp (II) and Esther Matthews, circa 1732. 
Anecdote*5 December 1732 She was shown as my daughter-in-law Lear Map in the 5 Dec 1732 will of Esther Map.3 
Will - Father's*27 January 1744Leah was named in her father's will on 27 January 1744 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as my daughter Leah Mapp and given Negro boy Jingo in the will of Robert Nottingham..4 
Will - Husb's*26 September 1757Leah was named in her husband's will on 26 September 1757 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as my loving wife Leah in the will of Howsen Mapp..5 
Marriage*13 March 1759She married William Westerhouse on 13 March 1759 at Northampton Co, VA. Thomas Watts was the security on the M.L.B. of William Westerhouse and Leah Mapp, widow of Howson Mapp. Joachim Michael witness..6 
Married Name13 March 1759 As of 13 March 1759,her married name was Westerhouse. 
Will - Husb's15 November 1760Leah was named in her husband's will on 15 November 1760 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as my loving wife Leah in the will of William Westerhouse. At probate she renounced her legacies..7 

Family 1

Howson Mapp (I) b. c 1700, d. Nov 1757
Marriage*circa 1732She married Howson Mapp (I), son of John Mapp (II) and Esther Matthews, circa 1732. 
Children 1.Laban Mapp+ b. c 1732, d. Apr 1787
 2.Howson Mapp (II)+ b. 24 Apr 1733, d. 23 Dec 1798
 3.Littleton Mapp Sr.+ b. c 1735, d. Jan 1803
 4.Mary Mapp b. c 1737
 5.Elizabeth Mapp+ b. c 1739
 6.Samuel Mapp b. c 1740
 7.Adah Mapp+ b. c 1741, d. b 13 Nov 1776
 8.William Mapp+ b. c 1743, d. Nov 1787
 9.Leah Mapp+ b. c 1749

Family 2

William Westerhouse b. c 1710, d. b 10 Dec 1760
Marriage*13 March 1759She married William Westerhouse on 13 March 1759 at Northampton Co, VA. Thomas Watts was the security on the M.L.B. of William Westerhouse and Leah Mapp, widow of Howson Mapp. Joachim Michael witness..6 

Citations

  1. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, pp. 326-329 (Nottingham Family).
  2. [S2688] Henry Barraud Hunt Jr., Family Tree Maker Tree on Ancestry.com, Owner: hhunt9444.
  3. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 270 (will of Esther Mapp).
  4. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 316 (will of Robert Nottingham, wife Elisha).
  5. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 372 (will of Howsen Mapp).
  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. 387 (will of William Westerhouse, wife Leah).

John Mapp (II)1

M, b. February 1667, d. November 1725
FatherJohn Mapp (I) b. c 1625, d. b 28 Feb 1671/72
MotherMary (-----) b. c 1630
Last Edited19 Oct 2010
Birth*February 1667John was born in February 1667 at Northampton Co, VA. He evidently turned 21 in Feb 1687/8, puting his birth at Feb 1667/8.. 
Heir - named as7 March 1681John was named as an heir on 7 March 1681 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that William Tipshold, wife Mary, named Bartholomew Mapp, John Mapp and Elizabeth Mapp in his will..2 
Anecdote28 February 1688 On 28 Feb 1687/8 the court was petitioned by John Mapp, with consent of his mother, and it was the judgment of the court that he is at age to enjoy the benefits of his labour and also to receive such estate as she shall make justly appear to belong to him. (NOTE: He was evidently now age 21.) On this same day John Mapp petitioned the court for a hand mill and what belongs to it to be delivered by his mother, it appearing by her acknowledgment and the attestation of Capt. Stringer that he heard Thomas Collins in his lifetime declare that the said mill was given him by his deceased father John Mapp. (NOTE: This may imply that Thomas Collins was the husband of John's sister Ann Mapp.)3 
Will - Witnessed*16 September 1691He witnessed a will on 16 September 1691 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that John (M) Map & Benjamin Nottingham wintessed the will of Charles Price, who also named friends John Mapp and Benjamin Nottingham to oversee his wife Mary as extrx.4

 
Was Living1692John was living in 1692 at Northampton Co, VA. It was in this year that John Mapp was living in Old Town Neck on the southside of Mattawaman Creek. He owned part of the land where he lived and part was leased. In 1712 he bought the leased land..5 
Anecdote28 November 1692 On 28 Nov 1692 John and Bartholomew Mapp were the securities on the administration of the estate of Harman Johnson.6 
Was Living20 March 1694John was living on 20 March 1694. It was on this date that Sarah Maddux's will showed John Mapp as living on her land near Old Town Creek..7 
Administrator*30 July 1694John was named as administrator of an estate on 30 July 1694 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that John Mapp, as the greatest creditor, was named to settle the estate of Stephen Avis. Securities were Robert Nottingham & Abraham Collins. Appraisers were Richard Nottingham, Robert Fletcher, John Graunger & Thomas Hemmings..8 
Marriage*circa 1695He married Esther Matthews, daughter of Walter Matthews and Sarah Custis (Custis?), circa 1695. According to Spencer Wise, one of their descendants, they lived in Wilsonia Neck, N'hamp Co, VA..9 
Land sold*1703John sold land in 1703 at Accomack Co, VA. John Mapp (II) had married Esther Mathews, a daughter of Walter and Sarah Mathews. After Walter died, sarah married Col. William Kendall, who in his will left 700 acres in Acc Co to Esther, Mary and Elizabeth Mathews. In 1703 John Mapp (II) and Esther Mapp sold the entire 700 acres to Samuel Taylor..10 
Anecdote*1704 John Mapp was on the Northampton Quit Rent Roll for 1704.11 
Anecdote28 February 1705 On 28 Feb 1704/5 Elizabeth and Margaret Johnson came to court and presented a discharge, acquitting their uncle John Mapp of all and every part of their estates left by their deceased father, Harman Johnson. Also recorded on 28 Feb 1704/5 Jane Johnson, widow of Harman Johnson dec'd, assigned a lease to John Mapp, but it had an assignement date of 28 Jan 1692/3. (NOTE: It is not clear if one of John Mapp's sisters or one of his wife's sisters married Harman Johnson. Harman Johnson's estate was administered to his widow Jane Johson on 28 Nov 1692, but evidently Harman had a wife Mary in 1668 when his cattle mark was registered.)12,13 
Will - Witnessed20 February 1709He witnessed a will on 20 February 1709 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that John (M) Mapp along with George Corben & Thomas Collier witnessed the will of Thomas Evans.14 
Land bought1712John bought land in 1712 at Wilsonia Neck, N'hamp Co, VA. John Mapp (II) lived in Wilsonia Neck, west of Machipongo, on a 100 acre farm, which he leased first and then in 1712 bought from the heirs of Col. Argoll Yeardley. In 1721 Mapp bought 150 acres nearby from John West..15 
Land bought*1712John bought land in 1712 at Northampton Co, VA. It was in this year that John Mapp purchased 300 acres of land in N'hamp Co, where he was shown as "John Mapp, Planter." In 1724 he deeded 150 acres of this to son Samuel..11 
Heir - named as*5 April 1720John was named as an heir on 5 April 1720 at Northampton Co, VA. John Mapp and his wife Esther were named in the will of Robert Howsen and given £10 apiece for mourning apparel and 20 shillings apiece for a gold ring. He was also named a son-in-law John Mapp and named as his extr. (NOTE: He was his set son-in-law.)16 
Land sold1724John sold land in 1724 at Northampton Co, VA. It was in this year that John Mapp (II) deeded 150 to his son Samuel Mapp..17 
Will*27 October 1725He made a will on 27 October 1725 at Northampton Co, VA. To my son Howsen (under 21) horse bought of Jacob Ginder(sic) and 3,000 pounds of tobacco to build him a house and 20 shillings to buy him a ring. To my son John. To son Samuel. To my daughter Mary Mapp Negro man Harry. To my son John the 100 acres I now live on, but for want of his heirs to my daughter Mary Mapp. My loving wife Esther residual legatee and extr. Witt: Argoll Yardly West, Thorogood (X) West & Samuel Benard. He signed his will John (M) Mapp, with his "M" mark..18,11 
Death*November 1725John died in November 1725 at age 58.18 
Probate*14 December 1725John's will was probated on 14 December 1725 at Northampton Co, VA.18 

Family

Esther Matthews b. c 1675, d. Jan 1733
Marriage*circa 1695He married Esther Matthews, daughter of Walter Matthews and Sarah Custis (Custis?), circa 1695. According to Spencer Wise, one of their descendants, they lived in Wilsonia Neck, N'hamp Co, VA..9 
Children 1.John Mapp (III)+ b. c 1696, d. Mar 1737
 2.Samuel Mapp+ b. c 1698, d. Mar 1744
 3.Howson Mapp (I)+ b. c 1700, d. Nov 1757
 4.Mary Mapp b. c 1702
 5.Robins Mapp b. c 1704

Citations

  1. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 308 (Mapp Chart).
  2. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 113 (will of William Tipshod).
  3. [S819] Mark C. Lewis, Mark C. Lewis Genealogy Research Files, N'hamp Orders & Wills, 1683-89, Vol XV, page 333/334.
  4. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 145 (will of Charles John Mapp (II) Price).
  5. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 309 (Mapp Family).
  6. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 146 (adm of Harman Johnson).
  7. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 157 (will of Sarah Maddux).
  8. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 149 (adm of Stephen Avis).
  9. [S818] Compiler E. Spencer Wise, E. Spencer Wise Genealogy Research Files at the Eastern Shore Public Library, Mapp family file.
  10. [S896] N. Pierce Eichelberger, Mapp Family of the Eastern Shore of Virginia, p. 2 (Whitelaw, p 200 & Acc Co Deeds, 1692-1715, part 2, p. 22).
  11. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 311 (Mapp Family).
  12. [S819] Mark C. Lewis, Mark C. Lewis Genealogy Research Files, N'hamp Orders, Wills &c, 1698-1710, Vol. XVIII, p. 221.
  13. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 146 (adm. of Harman Johnson).
  14. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 186 (will of Thomas Evans).
  15. [S896] N. Pierce Eichelberger, Mapp Family of the Eastern Shore of Virginia, p. 2 (N'hamp Deed Bk XXIR, p. 19 & DB XXIIIR, p. 125).
  16. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 230 (will of Robert Howsen).
  17. [S896] N. Pierce Eichelberger, Mapp Family of the Eastern Shore of Virginia, p. 2 (N'hamp Deed Bk XXIII, p. 201).
  18. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 256 (will of John Mapp).

Esther Matthews1

F, b. circa 1675, d. January 1733
FatherWalter Matthews b. c 1640, d. b 21 Oct 1683
MotherSarah Custis (Custis?) b. c 1645, d. b 5 Apr 1720
Last Edited19 Oct 2010
Birth*circa 1675Esther was born circa 1675 at Northampton Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*20 August 1681Esther was named in her father's will on 20 August 1681 at Northampton Co, VA. Se was shown as a daughter Esther Mathews (under age 16) in the will of Walter Mathews..2 
Heir - named as29 October 1685Esther was named as an heir on 29 October 1685 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as Esther Mathews, one of the children of my now wife (Sarah), in the will of William Kendall Sr. She was to receive her portion when she became of age, which is part of her own father's estate as appraised by me. In a Codicil of 16 Apr 1686 he also gave my 3 daughters-in-law (meaning step-daughters) Mary, Esther & Elizabeth Mathews the 700 acres remainder of my 4,200 aces to be equally divided between them when the eldest attains lawful age..3 
Marriage*circa 1695She married John Mapp (II), son of John Mapp (I) and Mary (-----), circa 1695. According to Spencer Wise, one of their descendants, they lived in Wilsonia Neck, N'hamp Co, VA..4 
Married Namecirca 1695 As of circa 1695,her married name was Mapp. 
Land sold*1702Esther sold land in 1702 at Accomack Co, VA. Elizabeth Mathews died without heirs in 1695 and Mary Mathews may also have died near that date, for in 1702 Esther and her husband John Mapp, for 4,600 pounds of tobacco and cask sold the 700 acres in upper Accomack which came to her and her two sisters by Col. William Kendall's will..5 
Will - Witnessed*1 June 1718Esther witnessed a will on 1 June 1718 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that Esther Mapp along with Geroge Harmanson, John (J) Douglas and Grace Rabyshaw witnessed the will of John Powell.6 
Will - Witnessed11 October 1718She witnessed a will on 11 October 1718 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that Esther Mapp along with Walter Dixon and George Harmanson witnessed the will of Sarah Powell.7 
Will - Brother's*11 October 1718Esther was named in her brother's will on 11 October 1718 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as my sister (meaning half-sister) Esther in the will of William Kendall Jr., wife Tabitha. She was to have my daughter Sarah until of lawful age.8 
Heir - named as5 April 1720Esther was named as an heir on 5 April 1720 at Northampton Co, VA. John Mapp & his wife Esther were named in the will of Robert Howsen and given £10 apiece for mourning apparel and 20 shillings apiece for a gold ring..9 
Heir - named as*5 April 1720Esther was named as an heir on 5 April 1720 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown Esther, wife of John Mapp, in the will of Robert Howson..10,9 
Security on MLB*13 January 1725Esther was the security on a M.L.B. On 13 January 1725 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that Esther Mapp & John Mapp were the security on the M.L.B. of Edward Carter and Mary Mapp. Wm. Eyre was a witness..11 
Will - Husb's*27 October 1725Esther was named in her husband's will on 27 October 1725 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as my loving wife Esther in the will of John Mapp..12 
Administrator*10 January 1727Esther was named as administrator of an estate on 10 January 1727 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that Esther Mapp was named administrix of Edward Carter..13 
Will*5 December 1732She made a will on 5 December 1732 at Northampton Co, VA. To my grandson (lost) Map. To my grandchild Sarah Map. If my son Howsen Map has a child then to that child a feather bed. To Sarah Kendall. To daughter-in-law Lear Map. Remaining cloathes to be divided by my three daughters-in-law. My three sons John, Samuel and Howsen Map residual legatees and extrs. Witt: Michael Christian, Thomas (T) Johnson & Edward (X) Widgeon. The inventory of her personal property showed possession not only of such necessary items as skillets and pots with pot hooks, of foot wheels, hand wheels, grindstone and anchor, flax break, two heaters, nineteen chairs, of which seven were leather, five chests and chests of drawers, bedsteads and tables, but also nineteen yards of Virginia linen, 33 and 29 yards coarse linen, one pair money scales, one Bible and five books..14,15 
Death*January 1733Esther died in January 1733.14 
Probate*13 February 1733Esther's will was probated on 13 February 1733 at Northampton Co, VA.14 

Family

John Mapp (II) b. Feb 1667, d. Nov 1725
Marriage*circa 1695She married John Mapp (II), son of John Mapp (I) and Mary (-----), circa 1695. According to Spencer Wise, one of their descendants, they lived in Wilsonia Neck, N'hamp Co, VA..4 
Children 1.John Mapp (III)+ b. c 1696, d. Mar 1737
 2.Samuel Mapp+ b. c 1698, d. Mar 1744
 3.Howson Mapp (I)+ b. c 1700, d. Nov 1757
 4.Mary Mapp b. c 1702
 5.Robins Mapp b. c 1704

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 120 (will of Walter Mathews, wife Sarah) & p. 154 (will of Elizabeth Mathews, daughter of Sarah Palmer).
  2. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 120 (will of Walter Mathews, wife Sarah).
  3. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 126 (will of William Kendall Sr., merchant, wife Sarah).
  4. [S818] Compiler E. Spencer Wise, E. Spencer Wise Genealogy Research Files at the Eastern Shore Public Library, Mapp family file.
  5. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 309 (Mapp Family).
  6. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 213 (will of John Powell).
  7. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 215 (will of Sarah Powell).
  8. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 219 (will of William Kendall Jr., (step)father Howsen).
  9. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 230 (will of Robert Howsen).
  10. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 320 (Mathews Family).
  11. [S622] Jean M. Mihalyka, Northampton Co, VA, Marriages, 1660/1-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses, Minister Returns, and other sources).
  12. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 256 (will of John Mapp).
  13. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 253 (adm of Edward Carter).
  14. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 270 (will of Esther Mapp).
  15. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 311 (Mapp Family).

John Mapp (I)

M, b. circa 1625, d. before 28 February 1671/72
Last Edited10 Jun 2013
Birth*circa 1625John was born circa 1625 at England. 
Marriage*circa 1650He married Mary (-----) circa 1650. 
Anecdote28 April 1651 Deposition of John Mapp, taken in open court on 28 Apr 1651, saith that he was with his master, John Johnson, at the house of Daniel Wheatley, when he bought a feather bed of him.1 
Headright*1654John was named as a headright in 1654 at Northampton Co, VA.2 
Anecdote28 February 1656 On 28 Feb 1655/6 Jno. Johnson made complaint in court about John Parramore's charge on 16 Jun 1655 in his account due to Jno. Mapp before Lt. Col. Tho. Johnson and Mr. Joseph Custis. Jno. Mapp and Annye, wife of Jno. Johnson, were deposed ... (NOTE: According to Mark Lewis, this was a confusing case, but it was evident that John Mapp bore some relationship to John Johnson Sr.)3 
Anecdote23 December 1657 On 23 Dec 1657 it was brought out in court that John Mapp, in consideration of a cow given to my daughter, Elizabeth Mapp, by my deceased uncle, John Johnson, doe sell and deliver unto her one cow calfe, over halved and underhalved of both ears, and holed in both.4,5 
Anecdote22 June 1665 On 6 Jun 1665 it was ordered by the court that John Mapp shall be constable for the ensuing year in the stead of Edward Smith.6 
Anecdote*1665 In 1665 his cattle mark was recorded as "underhalfed on both ears and hole in both ears."2 
Biography*circa 1666John Mapp may have been a master carpenter like his uncle and master John Johnson. 
Tithable list*1666John was on the list of tithables at Northampton Co, VA, for in 1666. He was shown with two tithables..2 
Tithable list1668John was on the list of tithables at Northampton Co, VA, for in 1668. He was shown with three tithables..2 
Death*before 28 February 1671/72John died before 28 February 1671/72 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that Mary Mapp, widow of the dec'd, was named to settle the estate of John Mapp. Appraisers wer Abraham VanSault, Edward Stevens, Henry Mathews & John Cropley. On 28 Feb 1687 his son John Mapp petitioned his mother for a hand mill, which had been given him by his deceased father in his lifetime..7,2 

Family

Mary (-----) b. c 1630
Marriage*circa 1650He married Mary (-----) circa 1650. 
Children 1.Elizabeth Mapp b. c 1655
 2.Sarah Mapp b. c 1658
 3.Ann Mapp b. c 1660
 4.Bartholomew Mapp b. c 1662, d. Jan 1696
 5.John Mapp (II)+ b. Feb 1667, d. Nov 1725

Citations

  1. [S819] Mark C. Lewis, Mark C. Lewis Genealogy Research Files, N'hamp Orders, Deeds, Wills &c, 1651-54, p. 98.
  2. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 309 (Mapp Family).
  3. [S819] Mark C. Lewis, Mark C. Lewis Genealogy Research Files, N'hamp Orders, Deeds, Wills &c, 1654-55, V, p. 140.
  4. [S896] N. Pierce Eichelberger, Mapp Family of the Eastern Shore of Virginia, p. 2 (N'hamp Co Deed Book VII, p. 74).
  5. [S819] Mark C. Lewis, Mark C. Lewis Genealogy Research Files, N'hamp Deeds, Wills &c, VII, Nos. 7 & 8, p. 74.
  6. [S819] Mark C. Lewis, Mark C. Lewis Genealogy Research Files, N'hamp Orders X (1664-74), folio 5.
  7. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 85 (adm. of John Mapp).

Mary (-----)

F, b. circa 1630
Last Edited1 Sep 2006
Birth*circa 1630Mary was born circa 1630. 
Marriage*circa 1650She married John Mapp (I) circa 1650. 
Married Namecirca 1650 As of circa 1650,her married name was Mapp. 
Administrator*28 February 1671Mary was named as administrator of an estate on 28 February 1671 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that Mary Mapp, widow of the dec'd, was named to settle the estate of John Mapp. Appraisers wer Abraham VanSault, Edward Stevens, Henry Mathews & John Cropley..1 
Marriagecirca 1672She married William Tipshod circa 1672.2 
Married Namecirca 1672 As of circa 1672,her married name was Tipshod. 
Will - Husb's*7 March 1681Mary was named in her husband's will on 7 March 1681 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as wife Mary in the will of William Tipshold who also named Bartholomew Mapp, John Mapp and Elizabeth Mapp in his will..2 
Marriage*31 January 1687She married Ralph Arundel on 31 January 1687 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that Ralph Arundel married the widow of John Mapp..3 
Married Name31 January 1687 As of 31 January 1687,her married name was Arundel. 

Family 1

John Mapp (I) b. c 1625, d. b 28 Feb 1671/72
Marriage*circa 1650She married John Mapp (I) circa 1650. 
Children 1.Elizabeth Mapp b. c 1655
 2.Sarah Mapp b. c 1658
 3.Ann Mapp b. c 1660
 4.Bartholomew Mapp b. c 1662, d. Jan 1696
 5.John Mapp (II)+ b. Feb 1667, d. Nov 1725

Family 2

Ralph Arundel b. c 1630
Marriage*31 January 1687She married Ralph Arundel on 31 January 1687 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that Ralph Arundel married the widow of John Mapp..3 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 85 (adm. of John Mapp).
  2. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 113 (will of William Tipshod).
  3. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 130 (John Mapp deceased's widow).

Ann Mapp1

F, b. circa 1660
FatherJohn Mapp (I) b. c 1625, d. b 28 Feb 1671/72
MotherMary (-----) b. c 1630
Last Edited29 Aug 2006
Birth*circa 1660Ann was born circa 1660 at Northampton Co, VA. 
Baptism5 May 1661She was baptized on 5 May 1661 at Hungars Parish, N'hamp Co, VA. She was shown as Ann, daughter of John & Mary Mopp..2 

Citations

  1. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 309 (Mapp Family).
  2. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 67 (Children Baptized in Hungars Parish).

Henry Matthews (ordinary keeper)

M, b. circa 1630, d. before 26 October 1685
Last Edited19 Jan 2015
Birth*circa 1630Henry was born circa 1630. 
Headright*1663Henry was named as a headright in 1663 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Tithable list*1666Henry was on the list of tithables at Northampton Co, VA, for in 1666.1 
Deed of Gift - Named*2 February 1674/75He was named in a deed of gift on 2 February 1674/75 at Northampton Co, VA. Know all men by these presents, that I, John Coale of the County of Accomack, ordinary keeper, do freely & absolutely give to Ruth Mathews, the daughter of Henry Mathews, 500 lbs tobacco & caske to purchase a cow & calf for the said Ruth the next spring, which cow & calf with all her increase both male & female is for the the use of said Ruth & her heirs. Signed 4 July 1674 by John Cole. Witt: Jno. Tankard. Presented in open Court on 2 Feb 1674 by Henry Mathews who owned himself obliged to purchase a cow & calf for his daughter. Recorded 2 Feb 1674.2 
Anecdote*26 November 1677 At a court held in Northampton County on 26 Nov 1677 it was ordered that freeholders and housekeepers within their precinct make a choice where the court for the County of Northampton should be held. At a court held on 1 Jan 1678 it was stated that "By the votes of the inhabitants of the county of Northampton they have made choice of Henry Mathews, his house at the place called The Hornes, for the court to be kept for the future. The court doth therefore ... license the said Mathews to keep an ordinary there. The Horns derived its name from two branches of Savage's Creek, which extend out from the main creek like a pair of horns. The section known as the Horns was not far from the present court house site at Eastville, VA. In 1678 the justices of Northampton County contracted with Henry Mathews to build a jail for one thousand pounds of tobacco. Court was held at the Horns from 1677-1679. In 1679 William Cowdrey, "Ordinary Keeper," assigned his life lease to land on Savage's Creek to Henry Mathews, "Ordinary Keeper."1 
Anecdote*1684 Ralph Whitelaw and Lucy Ames Edwards both erroneously stated that William Kendall married Sarah, the widow of Henry Matthews. Henry Matthews' will of 19 Feb 1685, proved 26 Oct 1685 names no wife and children Ruth, Sarah, and Mary and Mary's sister Anne Winberrow dec'd. Walter Matthews will of 20 Aug 1681, proved 21 Oct 1683, names a wife Sarah Matthews and 5 children John, Sarah, Esther, Mary and Elizabeth. Since Lucy Ames Edwards states that the marriage agreement between Col. William Kendall and the widow Sarah Matthews was dated 6 Jun 1684, which was after Walter Matthews' will was proved and before Henry Matthews wrote his will, Sarah was obviously the widow of Walter Matthews.3 
Will*19 February 1685He made a will on 19 February 1685 at Northampton Co, VA. To my dau. Ruth Mathews two cows with calves. To my dau. Sarah Mathews one cow and calf by her side named "Cole", belonging to her from her godfather Henry Yardley at his decease. To my youngest dau. Mary Mathews a two year old cow named "Trumpeter" belonging to her by right from her sister Anne Winberrow dec'd, said cow to be kept by my son-in-law intended Thomas Barker until Mary is 16. My friend John Satchell and his wife (Alice) to take my dau. Mary until she is 16. My man John Davis to have an equal share of my teame with Thomas Barker. My leased plantation in the old Town to be cleared by my estate ------- allowing Joseph Hickman his 2 years to come according to our declared bargain. Owen Marsh, undersheriff, to collect my bills and settle accounts with the assistance of Joseph Hickman. Goods and chattels to be sold at outcry the latter part of next April near to William Nicholls' estate. My friend (Col.) William Kendall extr. My body to be buried in my 1st wife's grave. Witt: John Godwin, (Maj.) John Robins, Thomas 'X' Richards..4 
Death*before 26 October 1685Henry died before 26 October 1685 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was proved..5 

Citations

  1. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 319 (Mathews Family).
  2. [S2106] Dr. Howard Mackey & Candy McMahan Perry, Northampton Co, VA, Record Book, Deeds, Wills &c, Volume 10, 1674-1678, p. 34 (2 Feb 1674/75 Court).
  3. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 120 (will of Walter Matthews) & p. 125 (will of Henry Matthews).
  4. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 125 (will of Henry Mathews).
  5. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 125 (will of Henry Matthews).

Sarah Custis (Custis?)1

F, b. circa 1645, d. before 5 April 1720
FatherHenry Custis b. 1596, d. 1661
MotherJoan Whittington (widow) b. c 1605, d. 1661
ChartsDescendants of William Kendall (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited19 Jan 2015
Birth*circa 1645Sarah was born circa 1645 at Holland. 
Marriage*circa 1668She married Walter Matthews circa 1668.2 
Married Namecirca 1668 As of circa 1668,her married name was Matthews. 
Biography*Since it appears that two of her children, Sarah and John Mathews sometimes were referred to as Sarah Custis Mathews and John Custis Mathews, perhaps she was a Custis. 
Anecdote*28 February 1681 On 28 Feb 1680/1 Sarah Mathews, aged 31 years or thereabouts, gave a deposition that 12 months since at ye house of widow Waterson, where she saw ye said widow deliver to Jno. Michael some bills of Cole, which he promised to accept and give her credit for and she promising to allow him 500 pounds of Tobacco and cask for the same.3 
Will - Husb's20 August 1681Sarah was named in her husband's will on 20 August 1681 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as wife Sarah in the will of Walter Mathews and it was noted that she was not in Virginia at the time and that friends Andrew Smaw & wife and William Jarvis were to oversee my estate until my wife's return..2 
Marriage*6 June 1684She married Col. William Kendall I (Burgess), son of John Kendall and Anne Pleasance, on 6 June 1684 at Northampton Co, VA. After the death of Henry Mathews his wife Sarah married Col. William Kendall. The marriage agreement between Sarah Mathews, widow, and William Kendall Senr., merchant and attorney, was dated 6 Jun 1684, and acknowledged in court on 1 Dec 1684 by "Sarah Mathew, now Sarah Kendall, wife of William Kendall Sr. The will of Col. William Kendall made bequests to "the four children of my now wife, John, Mary, Esther and Elizabeth Mathews..4 
Married Name6 June 1684 As of 6 June 1684,her married name was Kendall. 
Anecdote*1684 Ralph Whitelaw and Lucy Ames Edwards both erroneously stated that William Kendall married Sarah, the widow of Henry Matthews. Henry Matthews' will of 19 Feb 1685, proved 26 Oct 1685 names no wife and children Ruth, Sarah, and Mary and Mary's sister Anne Winberrow dec'd. Walter Matthews will of 20 Aug 1681, proved 21 Oct 1683, names a wife Sarah Matthews and 5 children John, Sarah, Esther, Mary and Elizabeth. Since Lucy Ames Edwards states that the marriage agreement between Col. William Kendall and the widow Sarah Matthews was dated 6 Jun 1684, which was after Walter Matthews' will was proved and before Henry Matthews wrote his will, Sarah was obviously the widow of Walter Matthews.5 
Will - Husb's29 October 1685Sarah was named in her husband's will on 29 October 1685 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as wife Sarah in the will of William Kendall Sr. He also named the children of my now wife as John, Mary, Esther & Elizabeth Mathews, all underage, which is part of their own father's estate as appraised by me..6 
Land bought*1690She bought land in 1690 at tract N52, Matchapungo, Northampton Co, VA. It was in this year that Thomas and Mary Powell sold 375 acres of this tract to Sarah, the widow of Colonel William Kendall and two years later she and her then husband Samuel Palmer deeded to her son John Matthews by her first husband. Matthews and wife Elizabeth deeded 100 acres back to his father-in-law (step-father) Palmer for his life. Then in 1717 John Matthews of Somerset County gave the whole 375 acres to his John Custis Matthews, who in 1733 sold 20 acres at the east end to William Dolby. In 1736 John C. & Peggy Matthews sold the balance as 350 acres to Littleton Eyre.7 
Marriagecirca 1690She married Rev. Samuel Palmer circa 1690 at Northampton Co, VA. After the death of Col. Kendall in 1686, his wife Sarah married Rev. Samuel Palmer..4 
Married Namecirca 1690 As of circa 1690,her married name was Palmer. 
Will - Daughter's*16 January 1695Sarah was named in her daughter's will on 16 January 1695 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as my dear and honored mother, Sarah Palmer in the will of Elizabeth Mathews..8 
Will - Husb's*19 February 1708Sarah was named in her husband's will on 19 February 1708 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as my loving wife Sarah Palmer in the will of Samuell Palmer..9 
Will - Witnessed*3 December 1708Sarah witnessed a will on 3 December 1708 at Northampton Co, VA. Sarah (SP) Palmer along with Robert Howsen, John Satchell, Elishe Frank and Elizabeth (X) Atkinson were witnesses to the will of John Custis, Esq. A Sarah Custis Mathews was also named in the will and witnessed one of the Codicils.10 
Marriagecirca 1710She married Robert Howson circa 1710 at Northampton Co, VA. In 1710 Rev. Palmer had died and Sarah was then the wife of Robert Howson, Clerk of Court for Northampton County..11 
Married Namecirca 1710 As of circa 1710,her married name was Howson. 
Death*before 5 April 1720Sarah died before 5 April 1720 at Northampton Co, VA. She was not named in her husband Robert Howsen's will of this date. However, he did name some of her children and grandchildren..12 

Family 1

Walter Matthews b. c 1640, d. b 21 Oct 1683
Marriage*circa 1668She married Walter Matthews circa 1668.2 
Children 1.John (of Walter) Matthews+ b. c 1670
 2.Sarah Custis Matthews b. c 1673
 3.Esther Matthews+ b. c 1675, d. Jan 1733
 4.Mary Matthews b. c 1677, d. 1695
 5.Elizabeth Matthews b. c 1679, d. Sep 1696

Family 2

Col. William Kendall I (Burgess) b. c 1625, d. b 28 Jul 1686
Marriage*6 June 1684She married Col. William Kendall I (Burgess), son of John Kendall and Anne Pleasance, on 6 June 1684 at Northampton Co, VA. After the death of Henry Mathews his wife Sarah married Col. William Kendall. The marriage agreement between Sarah Mathews, widow, and William Kendall Senr., merchant and attorney, was dated 6 Jun 1684, and acknowledged in court on 1 Dec 1684 by "Sarah Mathew, now Sarah Kendall, wife of William Kendall Sr. The will of Col. William Kendall made bequests to "the four children of my now wife, John, Mary, Esther and Elizabeth Mathews..4 
Child 1.William Kendall (the younger)+13 b. 1686, d. b 16 Dec 1718

Citations

  1. [S958] James R. Revell Sr., Descendants of Randall Revell of the Eastern Shore, Custis Family Lineage Appendix & additional information provided by Emails from James R. Revell Sr.
  2. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 120 (will of Walter Mathews, wife Sarah).
  3. [S819] Mark C. Lewis, Mark C. Lewis Genealogy Research Files, N'hamp Deeds &c, 1668-1680, Vol. XI, p. 143.
  4. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 319 (Mathews Family).
  5. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 120 (will of Walter Matthews) & p. 125 (will of Henry Matthews).
  6. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 126 (will of William Kendall Sr., merchant, wife Sarah).
  7. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 326 (tract N52).
  8. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 154 (will of Elizabeth Mathews, daughter of Sarah Palmer).
  9. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 191 (will of Samuell Palmer, wife Sarah).
  10. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, pp. 203-205 (will of John Custis, Esq.).
  11. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 320 (Mathews Family).
  12. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 230 (will of Robert Howsen).
  13. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 323 (tract N52).

John (of Walter) Matthews1

M, b. circa 1670
FatherWalter Matthews b. c 1640, d. b 21 Oct 1683
MotherSarah Custis (Custis?) b. c 1645, d. b 5 Apr 1720
Last Edited22 Jul 2019
Birth*circa 1670John was born circa 1670 at Northampton Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*20 August 1681John was named in his father's will on 20 August 1681 at Northampton Co, VA. He was shown as a son John Mathews (under age 18) and given a gun in the will of Walter Mathews..1 
Will - Step Father*29 October 1685His was named in the will of his step-father on 29 October 1685 at Northampton Co, VA. He was shown as John Mathews, one of the children of my now wife (Sarah), in the will of William Kendall Sr. He was to receive his portion when he became of age, which is part of his own father's estate as appraised by me.2 
Marriage*circa 1692He married Elizabeth (-----) circa 1692. 
Deed of Gift - Rec'd*1692John (of Walter) Matthews received by deed of gift in 1692 at tract N52, Matchapungo, Northampton Co, VA. In 1690 Thomas and Mary Powell sold 375 acres of this tract to Sarah, the widow of Colonel William Kendall and two years later she and her then husband Samuel Palmer deeded to her son John Matthews by her first husband. Matthews and wife Elizabeth deeded 100 acres back to his father-in-law (step-father) Palmer for his life.3 
Will - Step-father*19 February 1708John was named in his step-father's will on 19 February 1708 at Northampton Co, VA. He was shown John Mathews as a son-in-law (meaning step-son) in the will of Samuell Palmer, wife Sarah.4 
Deed of Gift - Gave*20 February 1716/17He gave by deed of gift on 20 February 1716/17 at tract N52, Matchapungo, Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date at John Matthews of Somerset County gave the whole 375 acres to his John Custis Matthews, who in 1733 sold 20 acres at the east end to William Dolby. In 1736 John C. & Peggy Matthews sold the balance as 350 acres to Littleton Eyre. (NOTE: The court order on 20 Feb 1716/17 shows that Robert Howson had a power of attorney of John Mathews to acknowledge a deed of gift for land to his son John Custis Mathews.)3,5 

Family

Elizabeth (-----) b. c 1675
Marriage*circa 1692He married Elizabeth (-----) circa 1692. 
Child 1.John Custis Matthews+6 b. c 1710, d. b 8 Apr 1777

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 120 (will of Walter Mathews, wife Sarah).
  2. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 126 (will of William Kendall Sr., merchant, wife Sarah).
  3. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 326 (tract N52).
  4. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 191 (will of Samuell Palmer, wife Sarah).
  5. [S2145] Dr. Howard Mackey & Candy McMahan Perry, Northampton Co, VA, Record Book, Deeds, Wills &c, Volume 15, 1710-1717, p. 252 (20 Feb 1716/17 Court).
  6. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 230 (will of Robert Howsen).

Mary Matthews1

F, b. circa 1677, d. 1695
FatherWalter Matthews b. c 1640, d. b 21 Oct 1683
MotherSarah Custis (Custis?) b. c 1645, d. b 5 Apr 1720
Last Edited3 Sep 2006
Birth*circa 1677Mary was born circa 1677 at Northampton Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*20 August 1681Mary was named in her father's will on 20 August 1681 at Northampton Co, VA. Se was shown as a daughter Mary Mathews (under age 16) in the will of Walter Mathews..1 
Heir - named as*29 October 1685Mary was named as an heir on 29 October 1685 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as Mary Mathews, one of the children of my now wife (Sarah), in the will of William Kendall Sr. She was to receive her portion when she became of age, which is part of her own father's estate as appraised by me. In a Codicil of 16 Apr 1686 he also gave my 3 daughters-in-law (meaning step-daughters) Mary, Esther & Elizabeth Mathews the 700 acres remainder of my 4,200 aces to be equally divided between them when the eldest attains lawful age..2 
Death*1695Mary died in 1695. Mary Mathews died without heirs..3 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 120 (will of Walter Mathews, wife Sarah).
  2. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 126 (will of William Kendall Sr., merchant, wife Sarah).
  3. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 309 (Mapp Family).

Elizabeth Matthews1,2

F, b. circa 1679, d. September 1696
FatherWalter Matthews b. c 1640, d. b 21 Oct 1683
MotherSarah Custis (Custis?) b. c 1645, d. b 5 Apr 1720
Last Edited19 Oct 2010
Birth*circa 1679Elizabeth was born circa 1679 at Northampton Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*20 August 1681Elizabeth was named in her father's will on 20 August 1681 at Northampton Co, VA. Se was shown as a daughter Elizabeth Mathews (under age 16) in the will of Walter Mathews..2 
Heir - named as*29 October 1685Elizabeth was named as an heir on 29 October 1685 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as Elizabeth Mathews, one of the children of my now wife (Sarah), in the will of William Kendall Sr. She was to receive her portion when she became of age, which is part of her own father's estate as appraised by me. In a Codicil of 16 Apr 1686 he also gave my 3 daughters-in-law (meaning step-daughters) Mary, Esther & Elizabeth Mathews the 700 acres remainder of my 4,200 aces to be equally divided between them when the eldest attains lawful age..3 
Will*16 January 1696She made a will on 16 January 1696 at Northampton Co, VA. She was shown as Elizabeth Mathews, daughter of Sarah Palmer. My dear and most honored father-in-law (meaning step-father) Samuel Palmer extr. To my loving brother William Kendall my share of 300 acres in Accomack Co left me by the will of dec'd father-in-law (meaning step-father) Col. Kendall. My said extr. and my dear and honored mother residual legatess. Witt: Georg Taylor, Michael Underhill and Bethiah (X) Taylor. Signed Elizabeth (X) Mathews, wher "X" mark..4 
Death*September 1696Elizabeth died in September 1696. Elizabeth Mathews died without heirs..4 
Probate*28 September 1696Elizabeth's will was probated on 28 September 1696 at Northampton Co, VA.4 

Citations

  1. [S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 319 (Mathews Family).
  2. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 120 (will of Walter Mathews, wife Sarah).
  3. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 126 (will of William Kendall Sr., merchant, wife Sarah).
  4. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 154 (will of Elizabeth Mathews, daughter of Sarah Palmer).