NOTES FROM MISCELLANEOUS WILLS
© All rights reserved. JoLee Spears 1 November 1996
Will of James Wilkins 11 Jul 1781; 8 Oct 1781 Meck WB1:384
Names: Wife: Arabella Wilkins
Children: Charles Wilkins; Martha Wilkins; Sukey
(Susanna) Vaughan; Mary Wilkins, Milly Newton
Granddaughter Sarah Vaughan
Exec: Son Charles Wilkins
Wit: Thomas Field, John Puryear, William Hundley.
Inv. of Estate of Reuben Morgan dec'd under "Memorandum of accounts
November 12, 1776" Thomas Gregory
Meck. Will of William Gregory 6 Mar. 1784; 12 Sep 1785
Meck. Co., Va. WB 2:129
Names: Wife: Ann Gregory
Executors: Wife Ann and her father William Nash
Wit: John Hudson, George Hudson, Franky Hudson
Note: Deeds show Ziner Gregory was mother of William Gregory;
his father not known.
Will of Sylvanus Walker 31 Dec. 1785, 12 Jun. 1786
Mecklenburg Co., VA. WB 2:175
Wife: Susannah Walker
Children - Benjamin Walker, Ann Smithson, Elizabeth Rudd, Paulina
Smith, Molly Andrews, William Walker, Tandy Walker, Aurelius
Walker, George Hightower Walker, Robert Walker s/o Tandy Walker.
Exec: Wife Susannah, Elisha Arnold & Samuel Marshall
Wit: Charles Kirks, Iceboat Smith & Sally Arnold.
Meck. DB 7:300 shows Barnett Cox was disabled in the service of the
US by a wound which occasioned amputation of one of his legs. Sig:
by Gov of Va. Edmund Randolph 20 Aug 1788.
Meck. Will of John Jones Senr; WB 3:85; 27 Sep 1791; 9 Jan 1792
Executors: Sons Benjamin and James Jones and Joseph Blanks.
Wit: John Wilburn; Peter Overby; Machadiah Overby.
Page 175 of same source (WB 4:1) Adm. account and report of John
Jones deceased reveals the following spouses: Robert Yancey
husb. of Philadelphia Yancey; Charles Wilkins husb. of Frances
Wilkins; John Vaughan husb. of Amelia Vaughan; Joseph Blanks
Senr husb. of Anne Blanks. (Rec. 11 Sep 1797)
Meck. Will of John Smith 3 Sep. 1792; 10 Dec. 1792
Wife: Martha Smith
Chil: Robert Smith, Daniel Smith, Thomas Smith, James Smith,
Sarah Smith, Susanna Smith, Archer Smith
William Christopher and his four daus, Frances, Lina, Elizabeth
& Martha-relation not stated.
Exec: Son Daniel Smith and friend Andrew Gregory
Wit: Joseph Quinichett, William G. Baptist, Moses Overton &
Richard Jeffries. Cod: Beq. slave to son Archer Smith which was
omitted in will.
(See WB 15:219 for will of son Thomas Smith)
Meck. OB 8:215 9 Dec. 1793
A deed of gift from John Cox to Temperance Vaughan was prov. by
oaths of Godfrey Crowder, Samuel Cox & Nicholas Mealer
Meck. OB 8:306
The last will & Test. of John Cox dec'd was proved by the oaths
of Will Ellis, Thomas Ellis & David Stokes junior
Meck. OB 8:306
Ordered that Joseph Gregory, John Gregory, Edward Jones & Thomas
Dance or any 3 of them being sworn do appraise in current money
the slaves, if any, & personal estate of John Cox dec'd & return
the appraisement to the court.
Meck. OB 8:472 Ind. of bargain & sale bet John Cox & Lucrecia his
wife to Samuel Young Senr (the session before 10 Aug 1795)
Meck. OB 10:500 14 Sep. 1795 Ordered that John Gregory be
appointed surveyor of the road from the Courthouse to Cox's bridge.
Meck. OB 9:457 Court 16 May 1798
Ord. that John Gregory pay unto Benjamin Gregory $1.59 for 3 days
attendance as wit. for the sd John.
Meck. WB 4:224 Court 8 Sep. 1800
Adm. of John Cox dec'd, Debit Peter Bailey to the estate of John
Cox dec'd, Bluestone, per bonds delivered unto sd Bailey,
Security for Samuel Cox exex. for collection &c [in part]
Sep. 21 1797 10 shill. "for sending after Harden Gregory &
June 8, 1797 Paid Henry Speed for Harden Gregory and William
Hogan per orders from Hogan & Gregory.
Per receipt from Speed 62.11.7
Meck. OB 11:317 Court 13 Sep. 1802
James Gregory gdn of Sarah Gregory orphan of William Gregory
WB 5:344 for James Gregory dec'd s/o Andrew Gregory
WB 6:338 Appraisement [not copied]
WB 7:4 Acct Curr. for est of James Gregory dec'd in account with
Robert S. Gregory admr. The account begins in 1806. Two accounts
paid by the est were
Apr 7 to cash paid to Francis Moody per receipt 11pd6sh
March 14, 1807 to cash paid to William & Bennett Marshall per
receipt 7pd6sh6p "Comment: There were other debit and credit
payments in the account. This account was not recorded until
WB 10:126 17 Aug 1824/15 Nov 1824
Will of Frances Gregory...to my living children Elijah Gregory,
Sally, John, Robert, Thomas, Phebe, Silas M. Gregory one shilling
each. Rest of my est. to be equally div. bet. my two sons John and
Silas M. Gregory. Ex: John Finch. Wit: John G. Coleman, D. B.
Coleman. Sig: Frances Gregory. [Note: wid. of Andrew Gregory]
WB 12:25,26 1829-1832 Mecklenburg Co., Va. Reel 27
Charles Baskerville admr of Ambrose Vaughan dec'd acct current
1825 In account with the estate of Ambrose Vaughan
Nov 23 for Amount of Robert Hamilton &C for sale
(Items re tobacco --whatever I meant by that)
p. 26 Bal. brot. down & due the estate of Ambrose Vaughan 1707.68
1827 Feby 15 Charles & George D. Baskerville
Oct 1 same
1826 Cash paid Robertson Cheatham
Feb 14 cash pd Robert Vaughan
June 21 cash pd Joseph Gregory 13.75
1828 Mar. 21 Cash paid Doct William W. Fennell
1826 Nov. 23 Cash paid Cole G. Green 11.00
1828 Mar 15 Cash paid Capt _____? Moor?for? Jno Johnson
1827 Mar 1 Cash paid Williamson P. Roberts for amt due Sally Sandy & now his wife
1826 Nov 23 acc paid William Davis
1828 Nov 23 acc paid Thomas H?uggett
1828 Oct 10 cash paid Jno Singleton
Meck. Co., Va. WB 15:189-195
Acct Sales made by R. H. Walker admr of Thomas Vaughan at Allens
Creek on the 1 Dec 1804 at the Ferry? on the 7 Decr 1804 and at the
House 12 Decr 1804 as follows:
Hall Hudson; Samuel Bland; Mark Alexander; Bartlett Cox; Phillip
Johnson; Wm Nowel; John Goode C.; Richard Kennon; Mrs M. A. Vaughan;
R. H. Walker; Richard Hudson; Hume R. Field; Jene?? Avery; Jos
Townes; Saml Puryear; Jesse Brown; James Maclin; Thos Brame;
Littleberry Winn; (skip); p. 194 John Wilson gdn Tho Williams chil.;
Recorded 16 Mar 1840
Meck. Co., Va. WB 15:219 7 May 1812; 18 May 1840
In the name of God amen - I Thomas Smith of the county of
Mecklenburg & state of Virginia of sound mind & memory do make this
last will testament Viz - I lend to my brother in law John Couch and
his wife Susannah Couch all my estate real & personal their natural
life & after their decease I give & bequeath the same all my estate
real & personal to their son John Couch & his heirs forever. In
witness whereof I have hereunto set my name 7th day of May A.D.
1812. Sig: Thomas Smith
Wit: Wm. J. Pattillo
Martha M. Pattillo
At a court held for the county of Mecklenburg at the courthouse
thereof on the 18th day of May 1840 The foregoing last will &
testament was produced in court and proved by the oath of Martha M.
Pattillo of the subscribing witnesses thereto and William J.
Pattillo the other subscribing witness now being dead John F. Finch
& W. ? Wall being sworn (copy bad at bottom, they verified sig of
William J. Pattillo).
The below will is of a dau. of James Gregory of Juniper Creek,
Lunenburg Co., Va.
Meck Co., Va. WB 15:422 6 Jan 1839; 20 Dec. 1841
Elizabeth Gregory of Mecklenburg and state of Virginia being sound
of mind and memory thanks to be to Almighty God for the same and
Knowing it is appointed for all mankind to die and now considering
the uncertainty of life do make and ordain this my last will and
testament in manner and form following (Viz) 1st I recommend my soul
unto God who gave it me, and my body to the earth from whence it
came to be buried in decent manner. 2nd that after paying my
funeral charges and all my just debts if any, there be
3rd I give unto my sister Sarah Richardson and to my Sister Mary
Gregory after my death all my estate, both real and personal to be
equally divided between them, to them and their heirs forever.
4th & lastly I appoint my friend and Brother in law Robert
Richardson executor to this my last will and revoking all other
wills made by me. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand
and affixed my seal this twenty sixth day of January 1839. Sig:
Elizabeth (+) Gregory
Wit: Harwood B. Tucker; Peter Burton; William Richardson.
Meck Court 20 Dec. 1841 prov. by Harwood B. Tucker and Peter Burton.
Meck. Co., Va. WB 15:456 Inv. est of Henry Green decd 8 Sep 1841,
made by Mary (X) Green & R. Y. Overby; recorded 19 Sep 1842. No
names except at end:
1 Bond on William Vaughan due the 2nd day of May 1823.
1 Bond on William & Obediah Vaughan paid as security by the account
due the 16 Nov. 1835.
1 Bond on R. Y. Overbey due the 1st March ---? and dated the 6 May