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151 "To the Worshipful Justices of Accomack County in Chancery. Humbly complaining show unto your Worships your Orator & oratrix Edmund Taylor and Harriet Taylor infants by Crippen Taylor their next friend, That a certain Staton Taylor late of this County departed this life intestate some time in the year 1821, leaving Six children, viz your orator and oratrix and Sarah Ann, Comfort, John & Mary Taylor...that all the aforesaid children of the said Staton Taylor are infants..." An itemization of money received by each child in the sale of their father's land on page 7 gives full names. Taylor, Edward (I27030)
 
152 "To the Worshipful Justices of Accomack County in Chancery. Humbly complaining show unto your Worships your Orator & oratrix Edmund Taylor and Harriet Taylor infants by Crippen Taylor their next friend, That a certain Staton Taylor late of this County departed this life intestate some time in the year 1821, leaving Six children, viz your orator and oratrix and Sarah Ann, Comfort, John & Mary Taylor...that all the aforesaid children of the said Staton Taylor are infants..." An itemization of money received by each child in the sale of their father's land on page 7 gives full names. Taylor, Sarah Ann (I27029)
 
153 "To the Worshipful Justices of Accomack County in Chancery. Humbly complaining show unto your Worships your Orator & oratrix Edmund Taylor and Harriet Taylor infants by Crippen Taylor their next friend, That a certain Staton Taylor late of this County departed this life intestate some time in the year 1821, leaving Six children, viz your orator and oratrix and Sarah Ann, Comfort, John & Mary Taylor...that all the aforesaid children of the said Staton Taylor are infants..." An itemization of money received by each child in the sale of their father's land on page 7 gives full names. Taylor, Harriet (I27031)
 
154 "To the Worshipful Justices of Accomack County in Chancery. Humbly complaining show unto your Worships your Orator & oratrix Edmund Taylor and Harriet Taylor infants by Crippen Taylor their next friend, That a certain Staton Taylor late of this County departed this life intestate some time in the year 1821, leaving Six children, viz your orator and oratrix and Sarah Ann, Comfort, John & Mary Taylor...that all the aforesaid children of the said Staton Taylor are infants..." An itemization of money received by each child in the sale of their father's land on page 7 gives full names. Taylor, Comfort (I129192)
 
155 "To the Worshipful Justices of Accomack County in Chancery. Humbly complaining show unto your Worships your Orator & oratrix Edmund Taylor and Harriet Taylor infants by Crippen Taylor their next friend, That a certain Staton Taylor late of this County departed this life intestate some time in the year 1821, leaving Six children, viz your orator and oratrix and Sarah Ann, Comfort, John & Mary Taylor...that all the aforesaid children of the said Staton Taylor are infants..." An itemization of money received by each child in the sale of their father's land on page 7 gives full names. Taylor, John Staton (I129197)
 
156 "To the Worshipful Justices of Accomack County in Chancery. Humbly complaining show unto your Worships your Orator & oratrix Edmund Taylor and Harriet Taylor infants by Crippen Taylor their next friend, That a certain Staton Taylor late of this County departed this life intestate some time in the year 1821, leaving Six children, viz your orator and oratrix and Sarah Ann, Comfort, John & Mary Taylor...that all the aforesaid children of the said Staton Taylor are infants..." An itemization of money received by each child in the sale of their father's land on page 7 gives full names. Taylor, Mary Ann (I129198)
 
157 "Truitt's Choice": James Bowen, wife Mary, George Truitt of Patty, son and daughter of Patty Truitt who devised to sons George, Kendall and Benjamin; Kendal and Benjamin died intestate and it fell to brothers and sister afsd, with Nancy Hammond, Catherine Bowen and Charlotte Dale, wife of Jacob Dale, division of land. In 1806 James and Mary Bowen and Jacob and Charlotte Dale sold to George Truitt of Patty Truitt, Patty (I86963)
 
158 "Turkey Point" patented 15 Jul 1740, 101A. Addition patented 1752 for 375A.

A resurvey 2 Aug 1805 Lemuel Purnell of Queen Anne Co., sold to Laban Hill 100A "Security" and "Turkey Point" willed him by his father. 
Purnell, Walton (I91858)
 
159 "U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index", 1936-2007 shows her as being born in Cashville, Virginia on 18 May 1888. Parker, Edith Florence (I126401)
 
160 "Upon intelligence of the death of Mr. Robert Pitt, Devoras Browne produced a will formerly made by the sd Pitt appointing him to be his executor" Browne willing to take charge of said estate for 9 months from this date, and if no other will appears the Court to grant adminstration upon the petition of sd: Browne, he in the meantime to take an inventory of the estate in this country & Mr. Richard Hill to be present. Pitt, Capt. Robert I (Mariner) (I68222)
 
161 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I4106)
 
162 "Wards Corner is at the intersection of Granby Street and Little Creek Road. A century ago, it was a small crossroads amid Norfolk County farm fields. That changed when Alfred Ward opened a combination grocery store and Texaco filling station in 1910. It operated for decades on the site where a Rite Aid is now. The area was named for the Ward family. Stories differ on how the name came about, but a popular one has it that a Ford car dealer wanted people to know they could buy French-made tin from Mr. Ward. In 1914, he printed up dozens of signs that said "Mr. Ward wants to see you at Wards Corner." Ward, Alfred Custis (I110857)
 
163 "Weavers/Wevours Choice" at Mattapony/Pocomoke, Wor.; 1707 Constable for Mattapony 100 (Som. Judicial Record 1707-1708, p. 38); 1708 Mr. John Porter, Constable for Mattapony 100 (Som. Judicial Record, 1707-1708, p. 141) Porter, John (I78719)
 
164 "Whatever may be said of Robert Snead, who had been a carpenter in Jamaica, he was valiant, a quality which apparently had caused him to receive the rank of Captain and a seat on the local bench." Markham was stripped of his governorship in 1699 but Snead had created a powerful enemy in William Penn. On 21August 1701 Snead petitioned for leave from his position as Deputy, to oversee the building of the new Capitol (in Williamsburg). His plans were presented on 29 August 1701 and denied on 5 September 1701. Snead purchased land in York County in 1701 and in 1702 gives bond to administer the estate of John Garret (dec'd) in York County. Snead, Capt. Robert (I35162)
 
165 "Whereas the court house at John Cole's where ye court is now held is so far gone to decay & ruinous that it is become inconvenient & incommodious for that use as formerly; and in regard the act of assembly made for ports enjoins that all public affairs shall be at such appointed places transacted and done, the court think fit and accordingly order that ye court be for ye future held and kept at Scarburgh Port Town at Onancock; and that ye next court appointed to be held by law ye third Tuesday in February next be then and there held at ye aforesaid port according to adjournment made by proclamation in open court." Whitelaw adds that 3 months later, a higher authority ruled otherwise: Upon consideration of the Report of the Committee concerning the proposition of Accomack County for the continueance of their courthouse where now it is complaining that the same is endeavoured to be removed; resolved that the courthouse for Accomack County ought to be continued, held and kept at Freemans Plantation now in the possession of John Cole called Matomkin as formerly it hath been accustomed until a legal determination to the contrary. So far as is known the location of the official court never left the Matomkin area, although there were several buildings at different sites. Cole, John I (innholder) (I85931)
 
166 "Who Were the Parents of Charles Bradford?
Presumably Charles Bradford was a descendant of the original Nathaniel1 Bradford of Accomack, since no other Bradford families are known of in Accomack at this time. He is also presumably a descendant of William2 Bradford (Nath1), that son of Nathaniel's who remained in Accomack (Nathaniel's other son, John, moved to Somerset County, Maryland and no Charles Bradford is found there or in Worcester, a successor county). Since he was married to a grandchild of William2, given age constraints he himself is presumably also a grandchild of William2 through one of William2's sons. Assuming Charles was legitimate, we can rule out most of the sons of William2 as being his father. Nathaniel3 may be ruled out, since no Charles Bradford is listed in the distribution of his estate. We can also rule out William3, since no Charles is named in his 1761 will, dated before Charles' death. (While it is true that William3's sons Levin4 and Abel4 are not listed in his will, that is explained by the fact that both had been provided for prior to William's death, by entail in the case of Levin4 and by a joint deed in the case of Abel4.) John3 may also be ruled out, since on 30 August 1761 he gifted slaves to his children; no Charles is listed in John's deed and the list of children is presumably comprehensive. Fisher3 can't be conclusively ruled out, but seems an unlikely candidate. He wrote his will on 2 July 1763 and did not name any son Charles; that is not enough to rule him out, since Charles is only known to have been alive as late as June of that year and may have died before 2 July. However, there is an additional consideration. If Charles was Fisher's son he would have been the eldest, since Fisher's son Nathaniel4 was still a minor when he wrote his will and was the only male listed in his will. That being the case, if Charles were Fisher's son and predeceased him, it's hard to believe Fisher would not have provided for his eldest sons' children. Unlike his other brothers, Fisher would not have been prevented from doing so, since his land was not entailed and he was able to dispose of it as he wished. Charles Bradford's children were landless and ended up living with their mother on leased land. Given the acreage he held, it seems doubtful that Fisher would have failed to provide for landless grandchildren by his eldest son. Bayly3 Bradford cannot be ruled out as a father of Charles. Bayly sold much of his property to his brother Fisher3 by a general court deed, but Fisher's heirs lost the land to Ezekiel4 Bradford, presumed to have been a son of Bayly3. It is possible that Charles was one of Bayly's younger sons.
"Thomas3 Bradford seems the most likely candidate for being Charles' father. Thomas did not leave a will and there are no probate records associated with his estate, so it can not be said that Thomas failed to provide for Charles while nevertheless providing for other children. Furthermore, Thomas' land was entailed and would inevitably pass to his eldest son Edmund4 Bradford. By default, therefore, Thomas' heirs other than Edmund would receive no land inheritance. Supporting evidence for Thomas being Charles' father is the fact that Charles' administration account listed money paid to Jacob Bradford "by being Security for Edmund Bradford." It is unclear why Jacob would need to be security for Edmund, but it at least indicates that Edmund may have had some responsibility relating to Charles' estate. Other supporting evidence is that Charles and Naomi named one of their sons Thomas. Furthermore, in the estate account of that son, Thomas Baily Bradford, there is mention of "Cash paid Thomas Bradford son of Edmund," indicating a further connection to the descendants of Thomas3. The presence of the names Bayly and Thomas among the descendants of Charles Bradford do not sway the argument one way or the other in favor of Bayly3 or Thomas3 being Charles' father. Given the lack of hard evidence, there must always be some doubt as to the true identity of Charles' father. However, based on what evidence there is, Thomas3 seems the best candidate. Another solution - that Charles was illegitimate - is beyond the scope of the available evidence and can probably only be ruled out through DNA testing. 
Bradford, Charles (46B) (of Thos & Martha) (I58626)
 
167 "William Doright" brought action against "John Dowrong" for land that Richard Rogers Sr. (the "next friend" of Mary and Susanna Hutchinson, "infants" and co-heirs of Stephen Hutchinson, deceased) devised to Doright. The subsheriff (James Wishart) left a copy of the ejectment with John Hutchinson, the tenant in possession of the land in question. Mr. Griffith Bow Bowin (sic), attorney for Doright, appeared as did John Hutchinson, who asked to be admitted as defendant in the place of Dowrong. He was granted till the next court to "try title" of the lands in question. (NOTE: "Doright" and "Dowrong" are fictitious names.) Rogers, Richard (of Jno I) Sr. (I55845)
 
168 "William Doright" brought action against "John Dowrong" for land that Richard Rogers Sr. (the "next friend" of Mary and Susanna Hutchinson, "infants" and co-heirs of Stephen Hutchinson, deceased) devised to Doright. The subsheriff (James Wishart) left a copy of the ejectment with John Hutchinson, the tenant in possession of the land in question. Mr. Griffith Bow Bowin (sic), attorney for Doright, appeared as did John Hutchinson, who asked to be admitted as defendant in the place of Dowrong. He was granted till the next court to "try title" of the lands in question. (NOTE: "Doright" and "Dowrong" are fictitious names.) Hutchinson, Mary (I66585)
 
169 "William Doright" brought action against "John Dowrong" for land that Richard Rogers Sr. (the "next friend" of Mary and Susanna Hutchinson, "infants" and co-heirs of Stephen Hutchinson, deceased) devised to Doright. The subsheriff (James Wishart) left a copy of the ejectment with John Hutchinson, the tenant in possession of the land in question. Mr. Griffith Bow Bowin (sic), attorney for Doright, appeared as did John Hutchinson, who asked to be admitted as defendant in the place of Dowrong. He was granted till the next court to "try title" of the lands in question. (NOTE: "Doright" and "Dowrong" are fictitious names.) Hutchinson, Susana (I66586)
 
170 "William Nichollson of Accomac County in Virginia appeared in open court and did acknowledge declare and deliver unto John Fisher of this county planter four hundred twenty and one acres of land situate lying and being on the south side of a creek, called the great Creek in the said County of Sussex and called and known by the name of Mayden Head Thickett, pursuent to a deed of sale under the hand and seal of Thomas Hall of the said Accomac County, planter, then in open cout delivered by the said Nichollson to the said Fisher wherein the said Nichollson having power of Attorney irrevocable from the said Hall so to confirme said barganed Land and appurtenances, which Deed of sale bears date the 25th day of November 1701." (Recorder of Deeds, Georgetown, DE) Fisher, John (I126557)
 
171 "Wm Bradford, who petitioned that he had 'a Son that is & hath been from his Infancy a perfect Idiot' and that the boy was now of age [16] to be taxed, requested relief. Ordered that the son be tax free during the court's pleasure." Bradford, William (82A) (I58698)
 
172 "Wyatt's Lessee
Vs. Ejectment Proceedings.
Hyslop
That William Lingo being seized in fee of the premises in the declaration mentioned on the 28 Jan. 1749/50 duly made & published his last will & testament in these words (abstract): wife Hannah to have the use of all my lands & plantation where I now live and all my moveable estate during her life or widowhood, and at her death or marriage I give to my son William Lingo the plantation where he now lives, together with 65 acres of land adjoining thereto; to son John Lingo the plantation where he now lives, together with 60 acres of land adjoining; to son Littleton Lingo that land and plantation where I now live; balance of estate to be divided between all my children at the death or marriage of my wife. Wife Hannah Exec. That immediately after the death of the said William Lingo his son, Littleton entered upon the premises in the declaration mentioned and became seized thereof, and being so seized on the 25 Sep. 1770, duly made and published his last will & testament in these words (abstract): To wife Elizabeth all my lands & tenements during her widowhood, and at her death or marriage to my beloved brother Caleb Lingo, and after his death to his son Littleton Lingo; wife to have the use of all my moveable estate during her widowhood, and at her marriage ½ of said estate to be at her disposal and the other ½ to be equally divided between my brother John Lingo & Caleb Lingo. Brother John Lingo & Capt. John Coleburn Ex'rs. That upon the death of the said Littleton Lingo his widow, the said Elizabeth Lingo, and his brother Caleb Lingo entered upon and became seized of the premises aforesaid; that Littleton Lingo the younger departed this life under the age of 21, without issue, on the _____ day of Apr. 1787, leaving his father the said Caleb Lingo living; that the said Caleb Lingo on the 16 Jan. 1789 duly made & published his last will & testament as follows: (abstract) I appoint Thomas Ames & Abraham Taylor my executors. To Thomas Ames land where I now live to rent out as long as JOICE LEWIS lives, and after her death I give the said land to my son Thomas Lingo during his life, and at his death to return to my grandson Robert Taylor. To son Thomas Lingo, dau. Sarah Lingo & dau. Leah Lingo and Robert Taylor the rest of my land to equally divided between them as long as JOICE LEWIS lives. To dau. Lusy Lingo 50 acres of land on the head of Machapungo, and she shall never inhabit as long as Littleton Wyatt lives; that immediately after the death of the said Caleb Lingo his said daughter Lusy Lingo entered upon and became possessed of the premises aforesaid; that the said Lusy departed this life intestate in the year 1811, leaving the lessors of the plaintiff her only children and heirs at law; that the said Lusy Lingo intermarried with a certain Littleton Wyatt about the year 1792; that previous to that marriage Elizabeth Wyatt, one of the lessors of the plaintiff, was born but was recognized by her father after that time and during his life; that Littleton Wyatt, the said lessor of the plaintiff, was born subsequent to said intermarriage; that the said Littleton Wyatt the elder departed this life about the year 1800, leaving the lessors of the plaintiff his only children and heirs at law; that Director Watson was a daughter of William Lingo who was son of William Lingo the first testator above mentioned; that the said Director Watson, of Northampton County, on the 1 July 1791, conveyed to Littleton Wyatt of Accomack a piece or parcel of land being the land formerly belonging to Littleton Lingo, dec., and all the estate, right, claim, interest &c. of her the said Director Watson in and to the said premises &c. 4 May 1813 - p. 127"
 
Lingo, Joyce (I83212)
 
173 $1,200 to be held in trust by my brother Lafayette Harmanson for the use of my sister Maria Ann Oldham & the interest for her use during her life & at her death the principal to her children. To my brother Lafayette Harmanson my portion of my father's Negroes now in the possession of Mrs. Juliet B. Fisher. To my nephew Custis Harmanson Dunton $200 & if he dies before he is age 15, then to my sister Maria Ann Oldham. $200 to be held in trust by my brother Lafayette for the use of my nephew John Woodson Scott & the interest for his use during his life & at his death the principal to my sister Ann Oldham. My sister Margaret Harmanson Extr. Prob: There being no witnesses thereto, Lafayette Harmanson & John B. Ailworth testified to the handwriting. Edward Holland, George F. Wilkins Sr. & John L. Harmanson securities. Her will was probated 31 July 1854. Harmanson, Mary Coleburn (I83144)
 
174 $100 to William Davis & John Davis the sons of Henry Davis when they arrive to age 21. Extr. Isaiah Johnson Sr. To Elizabeth Hales $25. To my daughter Matilda Justice all the remaining. Witt: William Northam (of William), Patsy Northam & Ishmael Hinman. Jester, John Sr. (I64948)
 
175 $26,000 bond by wife Amanda W. Hall. Hall, Henry Allen J. (I4311)
 
176 $3,000 bond with Edward R. Thomas and James H. Fletcher, Jr. sureties. Broadwater, Mary C. (I4016)
 
177 $400 to the Accomack Circuit for the building of a Methodist Meeting house, which must be built in the Accomack Circuit. To Margaret Smith, daughter of Thomas Smith of Jonathan, $66.66 to be paid at death of my father & mother. Same for Sally J. Smith, daughter of Thomas of Jonathan. The use of my part of the land now in my possession to Robert Ashby during the life of my parents, John & Ann Elliott. To Patty Turlington, daughter of Asa, ... to her parents until she arrives to age 18 or marries. The use of my watch to Thomas Smith of Jonathan during his life, then to his son Thomas W. Smith. To Margaret Ewell ... To Mary Smith, wife of Thomas Smith of Jonathan ... (There are items in A. Garrison's store.) Balance to friend Thomas Smith of Jonathan, provided that said Smith have me buried in a decent manner with a pair of marble stones at my head & feet & also a pair of marble stones at the head & feet to be placed at my brother Weskit Elliott's grave. Witt: Henry S. Fisher, Joshua Burton Jr. & John Spiers. Elliott, Ann 'Nancy' (I53114)
 
178 $5,000 BOND FOR DRIVER IN SHORE CRASH
Funerals Arranged For Five Women Killed Near Keller

Keller, Va., July 21 - Herbert J. Coltrain of Norfolk, 22-year-old driver of trailer-truck in an accident which killed five women near here yesterday morning, was charged with manslaughter and released under $5,000 bond today.

Sergeant W. C. Neblett of the State Highway Police said the date of trial would pend outcome of injuries of the 11 persons still in the Nassawadox hospital.

Fourteen employes of the Dulany produce packing plant injured in the bus-truck collision were admitted for treatment and two of the 11 who remained today are considered in a critical condition.

Separate funerals were being arranged today for the five women, victims of the collision which occurred while a school bus was taking them to work at the Exmore branch of the Dulany company.

Their husbands survive them, and all but one were mothers. Mrs. Arthur Dix, Parksley, was the mother of Miss Savilla Dix, who is employed at Salisbury, Md. Funeral services for Mrs. Dix were to be held at 4:40 o'clock this afternoon at Zion Church, near Parksley. Another child survives.

Services for Mrs. Vernon Evans, Leemont, who had no children, will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at Wachapreague Methodist Church.

Services for Mrs." Nina Justis, Hopkins, mother of two children, were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Justis home.

Arrangements not been completed for the funerals of Mrs. Herbert Bull, Leemont, and Mrs. Pearl Wessells, Parksley, both of whom were mothers of two children.
Published by: The Daily Times - 21 Jul 1942 - Page 1, Salisbury, Wicomico, Maryland 
Barnes, Merrill Lois (I32356)
 
179 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: Living / Janet Riley Cozart (F26628)
 
180     I, John Ames of the County of Nansemond and State of Virginia, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form, to wit:
    I leave my wife Mary Ann Ames, during her natural life, the farm in which I now reside; bounded on the South by the lands of Mrs. Charlotte Arthur and W. J. Arthur, West by Bennett's Creek, North by Nansemond river, and East by Knott's Creek.
    I leave unto my wife Mary Ann Ames, during her natural life, a small tract of woodland, lying South of Mrs. C. Arthur's land, beginning at a Poplar standing near the head of a ravine, and being near a Pine between Mrs. C Arthur, John Arthur and myself; and running about a South course to a marked Holly; hence about an East course to a marked Locust Post at the head of a cove; hence down the said cove, about a North-North-West course to Mrs. C Arthur's Pine.
    I leave unto my wife Mary Ann Ames, during her natural life, the following slaves namely, Robin, Charlotte, and Frances and her two children Ella and May.
    I leave unto my wife Mary Ann Ames, so long as she shall remain my widow, the following slaves, namely, Daniel, Wallace, George and Polly. At the marriage or death of my wife Mary Ann Ames, I give the said slaves Daniel, Wallace, George and Polly, in trust to my son Benjamin F. Ames, to be held by him in trust, for the benefit of my daughter Margaret Ann Ames, the interest or income from the said slaves, to be used for her benefit, support and comfort. At the death of my daughter Margaret Ann Ames, the said slaves are to go to my sons John W. Ames, Levi D. Ames, Benjamin F. Ames, and Richard B. Ames, and to my daughter Elizabeth Deans, during her natural life and to her children after her death. Provided that my wife Mary Ann Ames is to hold the said slaves, Daniel, Wallace, George and Polly, until her death or marriage as herein before provided. And with the further provision and understanding, that my wife Mary Ann Ames, is to support my daughter Margaret Ann Ames until the marriage or death of my wife Mary Ann Ames. I also give in trust to my son Benjamin F. Ames, three thousand dollars, to be held by him in trust, for the benefit of my daughter Margaret Ann Ames, the interest on which said sum of three thousand dollars, after the death or marriage of my wife Mary Ann Ames, and before if necessary, is to be used for the support, benefit and comfort of my said daughter Margaret Ann Ames. At the death of my said daughter Margaret Ann Ames, the said sum of three thousand dollars, is to go to my sons John W. Ames, Levi D. Ames, Benjamin F. Ames, and Richard B. Ames, and to my daughter Elizabeth Deans during her natural life, and her share to her children after her death.
    I give unto my wife Mary Ann Ames, one thousand dollars in money, and the following chattel property, namely: one bed, first choice, and furniture, one wardrobe, my easy chair, watch, silver plate, and one bureau.
    I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Deans, one bed, second choice, and furniture. I give unto my son-in-law Joseph Deans, my small secretary and bookcase. I leave unto my daughter Elizabeth Deans during her natural life, all the lands I own North of the road leading from Pig Point road Eastward to the Norfolk County line. At the death of said Elizabeth Deans, I give the said lands, herein before lands to the said Elizabeth Deans unto the children of the said Elizabeth Deans. I give unto my said daughter Elizabeth Deans, and her husband Joseph Deans, six hundred dollars of the debt which the said Joseph Deans owes me.
    I give unto my son John W. Ames the farm on which he lately resided, situated on Bennett's Creek, including all the lands on the said farm West and South of the following Pine: Beginning at the center of the road on the North side of the land belonging to Patrick Arthur, and running down said road to a marked Locust Post a few yards Northward of the said John W. Ames's land, Hence a Westward course parallel with the said land to a marked Locust Post; Hence about a North course to a marked Pine at the head of a cove; Hence down the center of the said cove until it strikes W. J. Arthur's Pines.
    I give unto my son Levi D. Ames, the farm or tract of land which I purchased of John B. Haynes and his wife, and Benjamin F. Causey and his wife, and lying on the east side of Knott's Creek. I also give unto my son Levi D. Ames my interest in the swamp lands lying on the South side of the road leading from Pig Point road Eastward to the Norfolk County line, which I purchased of John B. Haynes, B. F. Causey and W. J. Lawrence. I also give unto my son Levi D. Ames, the tract of land in Nansemond County which I purchased of Wilson Norfleet trustee of Jas. B. Norfleet, and known as the "White Tract". I also give unto my son Levi D. Ames, all my interest in the vacant lots in the City of Portsmouth owned now jointly by myself and the said Levi D. Ames,
    (I give unto my son Benjamin F. Ames the farm on which he lately resided, situated on Knott's Creek, including all the balance of the land I own in Knott's Neck not herein before disposed of.) I also give him one bed, fourth choice, and furniture.
    I give unto my son Richard B. Ames the farm or tract of land in Bennett's Pasture which I purchased of W. J. Wright, bounded by Bennett's Creek and the lands of Wm. Warrington, R.B. Ames and others. I also give unto my son Richard B. Ames three hundred dollars out of the debt which he owes me.
    I give in trust to Levi D. Ames four thousand dollars for my granddaughters Mary Elizabeth Ames and Margaret Edward Ames, orphans of James Edward Ames deceased: the interest or as much thereof as needed, to be used for their support, and the principal, and what interest may be due, to be paid to them when they shall arrive to the age of twenty-one years. In case of the death of the said Mary Elizabeth Ames and Margaret Edward Ames before they shall arrive to the age of twenty-one years, and leaving no child, the said sum of four thousand dollars, and the interest that may be due, is to go to my sons John W. Ames, Levi D. Ames, Benjamin F. Ames and Richard B. Ames; and to my daughter Elizabeth Deans during her natural life: and her share to her children after her death. What difference there may be in the value in the lands which I give unto my sons John W. Ames, Levi D. Ames, Benjamin F. Ames and Richard B. Ames I wish them to settle between themselves. The property I leave to my wife Mary Ann Ames, excepting the slaves Daniel, Wallace, George and Polly, I wish at her death to be equally divided between my sons John W. Ames, Levi D. Ames, Benj. F. Ames and Richard B. Ames; and my daughter Elizabeth Deans during her natural life, and her slave to go to her children at her death.
    I give unto my daughter Margaret Ann Ames, one bed, third choice, and furniture, and one wardrobe.
The balance of my estate after the payment of my just debts I give unto my sons John W. Ames, Levi D. Ames, Benjamin F. Ames and Richard B. Ames; and to my daughter Elizabeth Deans during her natural life; her slave to go to her children at her death.
    I hereby appoint my sons as John W. Ames, Levi D. Ames, Benjamin F. Ames and Richard B. Ames the Executors of this my last will and testament. And I request that the Court of Nansemond County will not require security of them as my said Executors. In wittness of my last will and testament; I hereunto affix my hand and seal this eleventh day of May in the year of our Lorde one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three. Signed: John Ames (seal)
    Witt: James Hargroves, Wm. F. Wright 
Ames, John (of Levi of Levi of Thos) (I117906)
 
181     Janet Cozart Ramsdell, 89, died on November 23, 2021, at her Stonegates home in Wilmington. Janet was born in Wilson, North Carolina, one of three children of Janet Riley and Ula Hubert "Dick" Cozart, Jr. She graduated from the Madeira School, attended Sweet Briar College, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Janet was a devoted wife, mother, and "Gran" to her grandchildren, who will fondly remember her sparkling personality.
    Janet was genuine and compassionate and had a cheerful outlook on life. She lived every day by her principles, the most important of which was kindness. She was quietly courageous and always youthful at heart, loving to laugh, dance, and celebrate. In fact, she taught her children to dance the Charleston although she always danced it the best. Her family and friends were first and foremost in her life, and she cultivated strong and enduring friendships. When she was a student at Madeira, she learned a motto that she embodied for the rest of her life and even passed on to her children and grandchildren: "Function in disaster; finish in style."
    Janet's first husband was Blaine T. Phillips. Her second husband, Robert A. "Bob" Ramsdell, died in 2010. She is survived by her three children: Andrea Phillips Salley (Thomas R.), Janet Riley Miller (Edgar R., III), and Blaine Townsend Phillips, Jr. (Eliza V.); six grandchildren: Lawton P. Salley (Anne-Sophie Mahle), Charlotte W. Salley, Edgar R. "Ted" Miller, IV, Anna R. Miller, William T. Phillips, and John S. Phillips; Bob Ramsdell's children: May R. Ullrich, William B. Ramsdell, and Evelyn S. Ramsdell; and two sisters-in-law: Lou Ann B. Cozart and Judith D. Cozart. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Ula Hubert "Dick" Cozart, III and William Thomas Cozart.
    All funeral services will be held privately. Funeral arrangements by McCerey & Hara. 
Cozart, Janet Riley (I81304)
 
182   As a young man Custis was one of the leaders of an expedition dispatched to the Red River country by President Thomas Jefferson. Custis later settled in New Bern, married and raised a family.
  For more about the Red River Expedition go to this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_River_Expedition_(1806) 
Custis, Dr. Peter Robinson (I40304)
 
183   Captain Thomas Parramore (1761-1832) was associated with both Accomack and Northampton counties. Born at Belle Vue, which he eventually inherited, he was the eldest son of William and Sarah Seymour Parramore. His father was a justice when the Declaration of Independence was read at the Accomack courthouse and the justices took the oath to the new government.
  Thomas Parramore was commissioned 1st Lieutenant of the 9th Virginia Regiment in the spring of 1776 and was promoted to captain before the regiment left for duty with the Continental army in December of 1776. On May 26, 1778, he resigned and returned to the Shore to take his place in the militia and as commander of the "troop of horse." 
Parramore, Capt. Thomas (63) (I35589)
 
184   It was in this year that Col. John Cropper wrote to Gov. Nelson: A volunteer troop of horse have been assembled under the command of Capt. Thomas Parramore; this corps is chiefly composed of single young gentlemen and they are gentlemen of the first fortunes and characters among us.
  Evern since their appointment they have been on constant duty, under which they have shown a most cheerful obedience to the strictest discipline, and do in my opinion, render most essential service. They have bound themselves in honor to serve for a certain time, during which they are to do constant duty. They are mounted and equipped at their own expense. All they ask of the public is provisions and forage while on duty. 
Parramore, Capt. Thomas (63) (I35589)
 
185 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: Living / Living (F5224)
 
186   Mr. James Holland Scott, Jr., 84, husband of Jean T. Scott and a resident of Onancock, VA, passed away on Friday, October 15, 2010 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD.
  Born on September 23, 1926 in Bridgetown, VA, he was the son of the late James Holland Scott and Sara Temple Scott. He was a 1951 graduate of Virginia Tech; served his country in the United States Army; member of Market Street United Methodist Church; and retired from NASA at Wallops Island after twenty-seven years of service.
  Mr. Scott was a member of the Eastern Shore Christian Businessmen's Association, had been active in the Virginia Tech Alumni Association and was a director of the Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District.
  Other than his wife, survivors include a son, J. Holland Scott, III and his wife Dari of Salt Lake City, UT; two sisters, Martha S. Rogers and her husband Mc of Onancock and Hariet S. Brockenbrough of Richmond, VA; two grandsons, J.H. "Jake" Scott, IV and Dan McQuarrie "Mac" Scott; and several nieces and nephews. Other than his parents, he was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Ben Brockenbrough. 
Scott, James 'Holland' Jr. (I127552)
 
187   Mr. Lorenzo D. Poulson, son of the late Eld. Thos. M. Poulson and Ellen Byrd Poulson, died at his home at New Church, Tuesday night, July 7th, aged 64 years. Mr. Poulson had never entirely recovered from a stroke of paralysis which he suffered some months ago. He had been critically ill since Saturday. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Mr. Poulson was an upright and highly respected citizen and will be greatly missed in his community.
  Funeral services were held at his home Thursday afternoon, July 9th, conducted by Eld. Malott, of Salisbury, assisted by Revs. S. B. Barnes and E. C. Graham, of New Church and Rev. Hill, of Washington, D.C. Interment was in Nelson Cemetery.
  The pallbearers were: Active—Messrs. Norman Shields, C. W. Mariner, Clinton Mason, Leon Kelley, Milton White and Lewis Shrieves. Honorary—Messrs. James R. Nelson, John F. Nelson, Jr., Lloyd Brittingham, John W. Justice, E. R. Phillips and William Johnson.
  He is survived by his widow, on daughter, Mrs. H. E. Kelly, of New Church; one son, Mr. L. C. Poulson, of Painter; four grandchildren and a brother, Mr. E. A. Poulson, of Delmar, Del.
  Eastern Shore News, Onancock, Virginia, July 17, 1925, p. 4 (Mr. Poulson was a blacksmith.) 
Poulson, Lorenzo D. (I59421)
 
188   The 1830 & 1840 Federal Census of Mathews Co, Virginia show Judith Minter as a head of household with young children and no adult males.
  Family Search shows that William Minter had a daughter Maria Judith Minter (1805-1850) (LRG2-779) who married Anthony Foster (1800-1836) (K8DQ-GDP).
  The 1850 HH#1069 in Portsmouth, VA was headed by Chas. F. Snead, age 52, and listed with him were Maria J(udith) Snead, age 45, evidently his wife who was the widow of Anthony Foster, and Judith Minter, age 71, who was evidently her mother. 
Family: William Minter / Judith (--?--) (F1050)
 
189   WILLIAM LYTTLETON SAVAGE died at Meadow Lakes Jan. 25,1990. To say Bill was an outstanding member of the Class of 1920 is still an understatement. To his gifts of leadership, a dear mind, a quiet will, and an acceptance of responsibility, Bill added charm and warmth in his many relationships.
    Since the last century the large tribe of Savages have been contributing outstanding men and women to Princeton. Bill's father, along with four brothers, two brothersinlaw and sundry uncles all attended; the next generation was Bill himself, then Arthur his son, and the fourth generation gave two grandsons (in '79 and '81) and a granddaughter in '88. Bill's daughter Susan, who married Guthrie Speer '50, was one of the first two women elected to Princeton's Board of Trustees and for ten years gave outstanding service.
    Bill was a lieutenant in WWI, an assistant to Sir Wilfred Grenfell in Labrador, and a leader of worthwhile causes in Morristown, his hometown. But his most important work was as founding director of "Christianity and Crisis" and the Seabury Press.
    As 1920 Class agent for 19 years he enrolled the highest percentage of donors in any single class, and for the last five years achieved 100% participation from the Class of 1920. 
Savage, William Lyttleton 'Bill' III (I98340)
 
190    Mr. Ridgway Moore Dunton, 95, a resident of Onancock, died peacefully at home surrounded by his daughters on April 26, 2023.
   Born on Dec. 1, 1927, in Birdsnest, Va., he was the son of Alexander Godwin Dunton Sr. and Margaret Bayly Smith Dunton. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Betty Lou Jordan Dunton.
   Ridgway graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and taught school for a brief period before being drafted into the Army during the Korean War. He proudly served his country as an enlisted man and later as an officer. Following his service, he returned to the Eastern Shore and began his lifelong career in banking.
   Ridgway loved his community and was a member of the Planning Commission, the Economic Development Authority, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, the Lion’s Club, VFW, and the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society. He was an avid gardener and known for his vast knowledge of history.
   He is survived by his three daughters, Rachel Wills (William), Virginia Donaldson (Andrew), and Margaret Bourne (Robert); four grandchildren, Benjamin Wills (Meghan), Jordan Wills Sligh (Wesley), Ginny Donaldson, and Ridgway Donaldson; four great-grandchildren, William, Virginia and Lillie Sligh, and Kate Wills; brother, John Van Ness Dunton; brother-in-law, William Russell Jordan (Helen); three nephews, Charles Dunton (Joan), Stephen Jordan (Nancy), and Mark Jordan; and two nieces, Rebecca Dunton and Elizabeth Dunton. In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by his brother, Alexander Godwin Dunton Jr. Members of the family are forever grateful for Anita Selby and the exceptional team of caregivers for their dedicated service to their father.
   There will be a joint funeral service for Ridgway and his wife Betty on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 11 a.m., at Hungars Episcopal Church, 10107 Bayside Road, Machipongo, VA 23405.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Foodbank of the Eastern Shore, P.O. Box 518, Onley, VA 23418, or to the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society, 69 Market Street, Onancock, VA 23417.
   Arrangements are being handled by Williams-Onancock Funeral Home. 
Dunton, Ridgway Moore (I68610)
 
191 'Elitia' died at the age of 71 years of typhoid and pneumonia. James H. Mason, a friend, gave the information. Ayres, Elishea 'Letitia' (I32003)
 
192 'Hetty M.' wife of Wm. T. Byrd of J., died of liver disease at age 56 years. Her husband gave the information. Fisher, Hetty Ann 'Hettie' (I4646)
 
193 'John' Fitchett served with Capt John Blair & Col. Thomas Fleming in the 9th Regt. Fitchett, Pvt. Joshua T. Jr. (I48509)
 
194 'Louis of B. Bayly' died of bilious fever at the age of 56. He was the son of Faxy and Polly, born in Acc Co, an oysterman and the husband of Letitia. Wm. J. Bayly, his son, gave the information. Bailey, Lewis Riley 'Levin' (Bayly) I (I8883)
 
195 'Molly' Hall is shown as a head of family with the following free white males: 1 age 0-10 (b. 1800-1810), 1 age 10-16 (b. 1795-1800), 1 age 16-26 (b. 1785-1795). Free white females included: 2 age 10-16 (b. 1795-1800), 1 age 16-26 (b. 1785-1795), 1 age 26-45 (b. 1765-1785) and 1 age 45 and over (b. before 1765) being Molly herself. She had 8 slaves. If all of these were her children, she would have had 3 sons and 4 daughters living with her in 1810. Shay, Mary 'Molly' (I5069)
 
196 'Os' Williams was employed by Ballard Brothers in Willis Wharf for many years. Employees lived in barracks in Willis Wharf during the week. He was a seine (net) mender. Williams, James Oswald 'Os' (I70061)
 
197 'Will' of William Shield presented in court by widow, Ann, no date on document. "I give unto Roger Taloar my Seder Desk. I give unto Kendal Hogshare two heifers." (NOTE: It was not a properly written will but court accepted it from widow.) Taylor, Roger (I99768)
 
198 (-----) Lankford and David Mears was the security on the M.L.B. of James L. Lankford and Hester A. Gladding. Family: Lewis James Lankford / Hester Ann Gladding (F9801)
 
199 (-----) Marshall would have been the male under 10 (6) in the household of Thomas Marshall in 1800 and age 16-26 (16) in 1810. No actual record has been found of Thomas Marshall's son, giving his name or marriage. However, Henny (-----) Marshall, age 43, was listed as head of a household in the Messongo area next door to Daniel Boston in 1850. She is believed to be the wife of Thomas Marshall's son. Marshall, (2nd s|o Thomas) (I3235)
 
200 (-----) Moseby, Maude's son, drowned. Mosby, William Lyndon (I9883)
 

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