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Ella's death certificate gave her name as Ella Roberta Sturgis and shows she was buried on February 9, 1919 at Fairview Cemetery, Roanoke, VA. She was living with her daughter, Ella Rolly, on Day Street, Roanoke, Virginia. A letter from Ella Sturgis dated 1919 indicates she may have had a stroke sometime shortly before her death. She signed her letters "Mama Ella" and "Mama Sturgis."

 
Marshall, Alexene Roberta B. "Ella" (I57077)
 
2  Chesser, Alverta Mae (I129149)
 
3 ALMA LOUISE ILICH - HAMPTON - Alma Louise called home to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, May 8, 2008. She was born in Accomack County on the Eastern, but lived most of her life on the Peninsula.She was a longtime member of West Hampton Baptist Church and member of the Yates Sunday School class. Alma was preceded in death by her husband, Linwood W.Ilich and her son, James Bull. Alma is survived by her son, Robert "Bobby" Ilich and his wife, Peggy of Wake Forest, N.C; Judy Elliott and her husband David of Newport News, Doris Walton and her husband, David of Hampton and Shirley Schindler of Newport News; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2008 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral a celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m.Tuesday, May 13. Interment will be in Parklawn Memorial Park. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at the Northhampton Convalescent Rehabilitation Center and to Dr.Joseph Ward for the care given to our Mom. Friends are encouraged to visit www.mem.com to share words of comfort with the family.View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dai- lypress.com/guestbooks. Barnes, Alma Louise (I126541)
 
4 Based upon his father Abel Phillips 6 Sep 1835 will, Zorobabel Phillips was to be bound out to learn some trade in 1838 when he arrived at age 16; therefore, his date of birth was approximately 1822 which correlates to his elder brother Samuel's 1820 date of birth. Phillips, Zorobabel (I96694)
 
5 Here lies the body of Colonel Littleton Savage.
He departed this life the 9tth day of Jan 1805 in the 65th year of his age 
Savage, Col. Littleton (74) (I58018)
 
6 In the death certificate for John, he was shown as being buried in Metompkin District, Accomack County, Virginia on 23 Sep 1934.
Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987 
Dix, John Thomas (I27573)
 
7 Mrs Lillian Mae Smith, 79, 14 Myrtle St Hampton, died Wednesday in Riverside Hospital.
A native of Beaver Dam, Md she had been Peninsula resident for 58 years.
She was a member of Northside Church of Christ and Loyal Ladies Bible Class.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs Susie Marie Tyndall of High Point, N.C.; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Grinnalds of Mt. Holly, N.J.; a brother, Milton Russell of Onancock; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 Friday in Northside Church of Christ by Mr. Kenneth Kehrer Burial will be in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Family will receive friends at Peninsula Funeral Home from 7-9 tonight.
Daily Press - 22 Jul 1976 - Page 12, Newport News, Virginia, USA 
Russell, Lillian Mae (I126149)
 
8 "(A10) 1792 William and Margaret Marshall sold the 169 acres to William Bell, who in 1799 (wife Elizabeth) left it to his son Agrippa Bell. Later on it was owned by a Felix Bell."
 
Bell, William Jr. (I43928)
 
9 "(A10) 1792 William and Margaret Marshall sold the 169 acres to William Bell, who in 1799 (wife Elizabeth) left it to his son Agrippa Bell. Later on it was owned by a Felix Bell."
 
Bell, Agrippa (I109898)
 
10 "(N113) 1822 John and Nancy Fatherly, William Fatherly, and Esther Fatherly joined in a sale of the 111 acres of Jacob Fatherly land to Felix Bell."
 
Bell, Felix (I73763)
 
11 ". . . That Laban Gunter, one of the defendants in possession of about 31 acres of land, part of the 50 acres in the declaration mentioned, which said 31 acres he purchased by several deeds from the brothers & sisters of the whole blood of the said Tobias Bull. . ." Gunter, Laban (I25532)
 
12 "...Complaining showeth to your Honor, your oratrix Nancy Taylor, formerly Nancy Merrill, widow of George Merrill deceased, and now the widow of Wm R. Taylor decd all of the county of Accomack in the state of Virginia. The said George Merrill departed this life intestate, on or about the 11th day of May 18___ and at the time of his death was seized and possessed in fee simple of considerable real estate, viz a certain tract or parcel of land known as and called Merrill land, and adjoining the lands of Wm Feddeman and others." She had sold land to Francis D. Miller 1842 and now wanted price of her dower. Court sided with Miller, that he had already paid for all her rights. (--?--), Nancy (I129227)
 
13 "...Humbling complaining shows unto your Honor your orator John Taylor (of Jos) the guardian & next friend of John Taylor & Henry Taylor infants of William Taylor, of Jos, decd. of the county of Accomack & state of Virginia. That on the day of in the year 1831 the sd William Taylor departed this life intestate, that on the 27th of Nov 1831 a certain William Welburn Jr of the sd county of Accomack qualified as his administrator - William Welburn Sr & Francis D. Miller were the sd Wm Wilburn Jr's securities."..."Your orator also shows that the sd John & Henry Taylor are the only children & heirs at law of the sd William Taylor, that your orator on the 30th of May 1836 qualified as the guardian of the sd John & Henry." Taylor, William (I128898)
 
14 "...Humbling complaining shows unto your Honor your orator John Taylor (of Jos) the guardian & next friend of John Taylor & Henry Taylor infants of William Taylor, of Jos, decd. of the county of Accomack & state of Virginia. That on the day of in the year 1831 the sd William Taylor departed this life intestate, that on the 27th of Nov 1831 a certain William Welburn Jr of the sd county of Accomack qualified as his administrator - William Welburn Sr & Francis D. Miller were the sd Wm Wilburn Jr's securities."..."Your orator also shows that the sd John & Henry Taylor are the only children & heirs at law of the sd William Taylor, that your orator on the 30th of May 1836 qualified as the guardian of the sd John & Henry." Taylor, John (I128901)
 
15 "...Humbling complaining shows unto your Honor your orator John Taylor (of Jos) the guardian & next friend of John Taylor & Henry Taylor infants of William Taylor, of Jos, decd. of the county of Accomack & state of Virginia. That on the day of in the year 1831 the sd William Taylor departed this life intestate, that on the 27th of Nov 1831 a certain William Welburn Jr of the sd county of Accomack qualified as his administrator - William Welburn Sr & Francis D. Miller were the sd Wm Wilburn Jr's securities."..."Your orator also shows that the sd John & Henry Taylor are the only children & heirs at law of the sd William Taylor, that your orator on the 30th of May 1836 qualified as the guardian of the sd John & Henry." Taylor, Henry (I128902)
 
16 "Adrein Marchel" is listed in the Somerset Co, MD, 1757 Tax List, as head of HH#554 in Pocomoke Hundred. No other tax payer are in this house. Neighbors included James Nairn in HH#553 and George Weatherlake in HH#555. In 1759, Adrian "Marchal" is listed in HH#402 in Pocomoke Hundred. In the same household is Jacob Mathews, Baley Mathews, Caleb Milbourn. Neighbors included John Hall in HH#401 and Ezekil Mathews in HH#403. Marshall, Adrian (192) (I3259)
 
17 "An indenture made between the Overseers of the Poor and William Rowley Taylor to carry out an order made in County court dated 27 Apr 1801 to bind Thomas Taylor orphan of Levin Taylor until the age of twenty one, unto Wm R Taylor..." Taylor, William Rowley (I47499)
 
18 "Annis, None, W/m, 16 Dec 1875, in Acc. Par., father not known, Acc., s/o Annis, Malinda, Taylor, C. C. H., Friend g/info." Although the child was recorded as male, the informant was only a friend, not a member of the family, who may not have been well-informed of her sex, or it may have just been misrecorded by the commissioner of the revenue. It seems likely that the record actually refers to Hattie whose recorded age of 79 on her 1955 death certificate corresponds to this 1875 birth record. There does not appear to be any other record of her birth, nor additional record of a male child with that DOB.
 
Annis, AKA Chandler, Malinda 'Indiana' (I102610)
 
19 "Annis, None, W/m, 16 Dec 1875, in Acc. Par., father not known, Acc., s/o Annis, Malinda, Taylor, C. C. H., Friend g/info." Although the child was recorded as male, the informant was only a friend, not a member of the family, who may not have been well-informed of her sex, or it may have just been misrecorded by the commissioner of the revenue. It seems likely that the record actually refers to Hattie. There does not appear to be any other record of her birth, nor any other record of a male child with that DOB. In addition, this DOB correlates with Hattie's 3 May 1892 marriage. Clayton, AKA Annis, Chandler, Hattie D. (I102609)
 
20 "At a Court held for the County of Accomack, on the 25th day of February 1861.- This last will and testament of Mary East deceased was proved by the Oaths of James H. Fletcher and John Henderson, witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded.- And on the motion of Mary A. Trader, the executrix therein named, taking Oath and giving Bond according to Law in the penalty of One thousand ($1,000), with James H. Fletcher and William H. Marshall, sureties thereto,- Certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.- And the said Bond having been acknowledged by the obligors therein, it is ordered that the same be recorded.-" Feddeman, Mary Houston (I2965)
 
21 "At a Vestry held at Pungoteague the 7th Day of Decr 1778 . . . John Smith Returnd his Church Warden Acct & is as follows . . . To Catharine Newberry 33/ & to Joyce Lewis 80/6 05.13.6"
"At a Vestry held at Onancock Town Novr 22nd 1779 . . . To Joyce Lewis for Do [keeping] 2 children 20.00.0"
 
Lingo, Joyce (I83212)
 
22 "At a Vestry held at the New Church this 16th day of March 1767, Present The Reverand Walter Jameson Minister, Thomas Hall & James Henry, Churchwardens, Isaac Smith, Henry Scarburgh, Severn Guttrige, Luke Luker, Clement Parker, & James Rogers Gent., Vestrymen. Ordered that the pews in both churches be numbers and the people divided into classes and the Pews drawn of which was this day done according by viz. Therefore ordered that the pews be located agreeable to the lotts wch as followeth Vizt . . . No 41 . . . Labin Lewis . . ."
 
Lewis, Laban I (I98266)
 
23 "Ayres of Bartholomew" Taylor, Ayres (I128868)
 
24 "Being only in company with the subscriber, knocked overboard in Potomack River by boom on the sloop Diamond of Accomack County, about 4 o'clock on Sunday morning last past & drowned." Deposition of Charles Bayly. Thornes, Arthur (I50213)
 
25 "BELL, FELIX - 20 Dec 1827/24 Nov 1828 - To son James T. A. Bell my plantation whereon I now live containing 400 acres, which includes the Smith Stringer lands & the lands that were my father's. Sell my interest in the grist mill & lands I purchased with heirs of John N. Stratton Esq. & the plantation which I purchased of the Fatherly's lying in Occohannock Neck containing 113 acres. The residue to my son James T. A. Bell & all of the children which I may have by my present wife. Extr. to take charge of my son James T. A. Bell & his estate & educate & manage him & his estate. Friend William P. Moore Extr. Witt: John R. Potter, George M. Belote, William P. Moore & Thomas H. Kellam Jr. Prob: George Smith & Thomas R. Joynes securities." Bell, Felix (I73763)
 
26 "Bettie Killman," age 45 and a widow, was married to James H. Bennett, age 52 and a widower, at Edward Joynes' Gate in Acc Co, VA (Acc marriage records). Mears, Elizabeth 'Betty' (I17222)
 
27 "Born in Virginia--Soldier in the Revolution, having at the tender age of 16 buckled on his armor to battle for his country. A public officer for about half of his life". Simkins, John (of Arthur) (I71994)
 
28 "Brittingham's Addition" 1/16/1768 Sarah Brittingham widow of Elijah sold all rights to Thomas Marshall. 1/16/1768 Esme Marshall gave to son Thomas Marshall Jr. that Elijah Brittingham willed to son Samuel Brittingham who sold to Esme Marshall. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Land Records, p. 75) Marshall, Thomas (I3297)
 
29 "Brittingham's Chance" a resurvey of "Convenience", 4/2/1771 Thomas Brittingham sold to Thomas Marshall 96A from father Elijah Brittingham. 8/4/1786 Thomas Marshall with wife Esther sold to Zadock Wheeler 243A. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Land Records, p. 75) Marshall, Thomas (I3297)
 
30 "Brittingham's Chance," a resurvey of "Conveniency," was patented 9 Aug 1762 by Elijah Brittingham. His 1765 will left to wife Sarah and sons Samuel and Thomas. On 2 Apr 1771, Thomas Brittingham sold 96A to Thomas Marshall that he got from his father. On 25 Jun 1773, Thomas Brittingham, wife Mary, sold 3 1/2A to Joseph Houston. Thomas Marshall, wife Esther, sold 4 Aug 1786 to Zadock Wheeler. Brittingham, Elijah (I56360)
 
31 "Brittingham's Chance," a resurvey of "Conveniency," was patented 9 Aug 1762 by Elijah Brittingham. His 1765 will left to wife Sarah and sons Samuel and Thomas. On 2 Apr 1771, Thomas Brittingham sold 96A to Thomas Marshall that he got from his father. On 25 Jun 1773, Thomas Brittingham, wife Mary, sold 3 1/2A to Joseph Houston. Thomas Marshall, wife Esther, sold 4 Aug 1786 to Zadock Wheeler. Brittingham, Thomas (I126913)
 
32 "Burke's Distinguished Families of American" show her middle name as Byrd. Games, Amanda Byrd (I103032)
 
33 "Burke's Distinguished Families of American" shows her as Blanche Games Bradford, born 17 July 1888, m. 4 Mar 1919, Joseph Winder Atkins (Dutton Post Office, Gloucester Co, VA) and has issue, four sons and two daus. Bradford, Blanche Games (I103041)
 
34 "Burke's Distinguished Families of American" shows him as US Army Colonel Henry Colmore, Fort MacPherson, Atlanta, Georgia. Bradford, Col. Henry Colemore (I103040)
 
35 "But a few weeks ago the family circle of the Hon. W. H. Purnell, the comptroller of the State of Maryland, embraced five interesting children. Disease, however, recently invaded his household, and of the five that composed the happy family group, four now sleep in the arms of death, and the last lies prostrate beneath the hand of affliction." (Illinois State Democrat, 26 Sep 1860) Purnell, Col. William Henry Sr. (I91806)
 
36 "Capt Adam Thoroughgood, 5350 acs, lying Nly upon Chesopean Bay, to begin at the first Cr. of that river, running to a broad cr. that shooteth behind a long point of land Wly, into the maine land Ely, up the Riv. to a little island shooting into Chesopean Riv., E. upon the same, this land lying upon the west side & if in case these bounds or neck of land does not include the sd. 5350 acs, then he shall measure upon the first sd. Cr. soe farr as the remainder of his sd. acs. shall extend. Sd. land granteds at the especiall recommendation of him from their Lordshipps and other his Majesties most Honble. private Counsell to the Govr. & Counsell of State of Va. 24th of June 1635. Also due as followeth: 50 acs. for his personal adv. 50 acs for per adv of his wife Sarah Thorowgood & 5350 acs. for trans. of 105 persons. Trans. of himselfe, wife Sarah, and Thomas Thorowgood, Franceis Newton, James Leading, Stephen Bernard, Joh. Newarke, Edward Pitts, Rich. Jenerie, Wm. Edwards, Dennis Russell, John Bernards, Jon. Waters, Jos. Leake, Thomas Brooks, Jon. Moise, Jon. Penton, Edward Parish, Thomas Melton, Augustine Warner, Tho. Chandler, Andrew Chant, John Persie, Edward Wallis, Thomas Boulton, Robert Heasell, Richard Johnson, Margaret Bilbie, Jane Proseer, Jane Westerfield, Ann Spark, Susan Colson, in the "Hopewell" in 1629; John Harris, John Lock, Andrew Boyer, Thomas Boyer in the "True Love" in 1628; Thomas Keeling, Rachel Lane in the "Hopewell" 1628; William Hines, Edward Reynolds, Wm. Hookes, Edward Palmer, Edward Jones, John Dyer in the french ship in 1629, Victo Fraford, Casandra Underwood, Merciful Halley, Ann Long, Dorothy Wheeler, Ann Allerson, in the "Africa"; Eliz. Gosmore in the "Christpopher & Mary"; Franceis Bramly in the "Ark"; John Writt, Wm. Fawne, Wm. Was, George Mee, Gilbert Gye, John Enies, James Wilson, Daniel Hutton, Wm. Gastrock,Wm. Speed, Jon. Reynolds in the "Hopewell" in 1633; Jon. Wakefield, James Belly, Patrick Blacock, Stephen Swaine, John Cowes, Ann Boulton, in the "Bona Adventure" in 1634; Wm. Fletcher in "Middleton" in 1634; Robert Westwell in the "Merchants Hope" in 1634; Robert Spring in the "John & Dorothy"; Adam Thorowgood, Edward Windham, Cob. Howell, Tho. Creaser, Henry Hill, Roger Ward, Jon. Withers, Wm. Holton, Wm. Kempe, Humphrey Heyward, Jon. Alporte, Symond Stanfield, Robert Gainie, Thomas Smith, George Whitehead, Henry Franklin, Jon. Hill, Joseph Sedgewick, Arthur Eggleston, Richard Poole, Jon. Holton, Stephen Withers, Christ. Newgent, Jon. Brewton, Thomas Atmore, Mary Hill, Henry Wood in the "John & Dorothy" in 1634; Wm. Burroughs, Ann Burroughs, Ann Whitthorne, Eliza. Creaser, Eliza Curtisse, Mary Hill, Jr. Wm. Atkins." Others Transported or Arriving on a Thorowgood ship: Thomas Marshall transported by Capt. Adam Thoroughgood 1635, county unknown; Thomas Keeling transported himself and Ann his wife on the "John & Dorothy" in 1634 (note Thomas Keeling came to the colony early transported by Adam Thorowgood on the "Hopewell" in 1628); Thorowgood, Capt. Adam (1) (I21549)
 
37 "Charles, Jobs Island", 4 daughters, 1 son Taylor, Charles Sr. (I857)
 
38 "Convenience" 1762 200 acres resurveyed to "Brittingham's Chance." 2/8/1767 Samuel Brittingham with wife Betty sold to Esme Marshall 300A. 11/8/1773 Thomas Marshall sold to William Merrill 100A that Elijah Brittingham died seized. 1783 tax-Thomas Marshall 100A. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Land Records) Marshall, Thomas (I3297)
 
39 "Dimaria" P. (Davis) Godwin, wife of Samuel A. Godwin Sr., aged 71 years, died on 24 Jul 1926, burial was in Parksley Cemetery, survivors were listed (E.S. News, 30 Jul 1926). Davis, Demeriah P. (I16643)
 
40 "Eburn Byrd" named a wife Mary, a son Jacob (90 acres adjacent to Thomas Hargress); a grandson Jacob Byrd; a grandson Levi Byrd (105 acres); a daughter Mary Hornsby; a grandson Eburn Hornsby; a grandson Major Byrd; a son Jacob Byrd, a grandson Levi Byrd and daughter Mary Hornsby were residual legatees. Son Jacob Byrd, Executor. Wittness were John Wharton and Elizabeth Wharton (Acc Co Wills&c, 1767-1772, p. 160). Byrd, Eborn (I5301)
 
41 "Elitha" Northam gave niece Hetty Northam the land whereon she and her mother now live and many household items. To nephew Thomas Alfred Northam son of James Northam all the land and mills whereon I now live and a few household items. Witnesses were David Broadwater and Elizabeth A.W. Trader. Northam, Elitha 'Talitha' (of Southy) (I33437)
 
42 "Engleside" in Berlin, Worcester County, built about 1840, probably "Mt. Pleasant" during the 19th century, is attributed to Littleton Bowen. He was a prominent planter of the antebellum period. Bowen purchased the "Mt. Pleasant" tract in 1839 from John C. Briddell, who the lived in Missouri. The 300 acre tract sold for $7,500.  Bowen, Littleton D. (of Elijah) (I112117)
 
43 "Geo. P. Bonnawell" age 37, male and a sailor died in Sep 1859, cause supposed killed, or sudden sickness, Acc Co, VA (1860 Census, Schedule 3, persons died in 1860 census year). Bonnewell, George Parker (I825)
 
44 "Glasses Security" was formerly the property of John Irving when on 11 Apr 1795 Benjamin Purnell bought from his brother John Purnell of Quepongo wife Sarah.

On 17 Aug 1802, Charles Bennett, with wife Sarah (daughter of John Irving) sold part of "Glasses Security" to Benjamin Purnell (Jr). On 2 Dec 1803 Charles Richardson sold rights to Sarah Bennett and 21 Aug 1804 Charles Bennett with wife Sarah sold to James B. Robins.  
Purnell, 2nd Lt. Benjamin (I57245)
 
45 "Graveside services will be held on Saturday at 3 p.m. in Old Trinity Church Cemetery in Church Creek." Derby, Marietta Wise (I100066)
 
46 "GUNTER, Edward (h/o Agnes) 16 Nov 1802 - 15 Mar 1853 Gunt [Gunter Farm Burial Plot]"
 
Gunter, Edward (I25537)
 
47 "Gunter, John W., W/m, Dec 1868, d. NCVA, Consumption, 50 yrs, c/o Gunter, Stephen & Tamar, b. NCVA, Farmer, h/o Elizabeth Gunter, William T. Goodey, Friend g/info."
Pearson, Tamar (I128269)
 
48 "Gunter, John W., W/m, Dec 1868, d. NCVA, Consumption, 50 yrs, c/o Gunter, Stephen & Tamar, b. NCVA, Farmer, h/o Elizabeth Gunter, William T. Goodey, Friend g/info."
Gunter, Rev. Stephen S. (I128270)
 
49 "hath unlawfully entertained and cohabited with one Jane Griffin the wife of Enoch Griffin late of this county to dishonor of almighty God the evil example of others and against the peace of our Sovereign Lady the Queen her crown and dignity ...” Acquitted Hammond, Capt. Edward 'Eddie' I (I68310)
 
50 "Here lie the mortal remains of a woman who feared God but did not fear death. Anne Spence was the daughter of Lemuel Purnell and Denny his wife and the second wife and widow of George Spence. She was born March 19, 1762 and died January 13, 1818. She was the mother of eight sons, four of whom sleep in the ____ the grave of a tender mother." Purnell, Anne 'Nancy' (I68860)
 

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