Sunday, May 31, 2015

Eliza Cassandra (Taylor) Ivie 1901 Confederate Widow's Pension Application, 1901, page 4, Habersham County, Georgia

Eliza Cassander (Taylor) Ivie Confederate Pension Application, 1901, ([page 4). Questions for Witnesses (by A. W. Harper) continued, Affidavit of Physicians, and Ordinary’s Certificate. 

26. Is applicant able to earn a support at labor of any sort, if not why? No. Because of age and infirmity. 
27. How was she supported for 1899 and 1900? By her husband and children. 
28. How much did applicant contribute to her support for last two years? Nothing
29. Give a full and complete statement of applicant’s physical condition? Already stated weak from age and disease
30. What interest have you in the recovery of this pension by the applicant? None

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18th day of Feb. 1901
M. Franklin, Ordinary, Habersham County}                              A.W. Harper

Affidavits of Physicians. 
State of Georgia
Habersham County}
Personally before me comes Dr. I A Ketron and J K Burns both known to me to be reputable physicians of said county,...sworn…
Mrs. E.C. Ivie …an examination…applicant suffered from chronic inflammation of the liver, was weak and feeble from age, not able to do any labor 
And we have no interest in said pension if allowed.  

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18th day of Feb. 1901
M. Franklin, Ordinary, Habersham County}                       
I A Ketron MD
J K Burns, MD

Ordinary’s Certificate
State of Georgia
M Franklin County}
I, M. Franklin, Ordinary for the said county, hereby certify that the applicant, Mrs. Eliza C. Ivie resides in said county, and has been a resident since …1838, 
and that the witnesses, Mr. A. W. Harper, and Drs. I. A. Ketron, and J. K. Burns are of trustworthy character, and that their statements are entitled to full
faith and credit. 

…I further certify that the tax digest of Habersham County shows that the applicant returned for taxation in her own name in 1899 nothing worth of property, 
and in 1900 nothing worth of property. 

Witness my hand and official seal, this 18th day of February 1901. 
M. Franklin Ordinary
Habersham County

Eliza Cassander (Taylor) Ivie, Confederate Widow's Pension Application 1901, page 3 Witness

Alonzo Wayne "Squire" Harper is Witness for the Confederate Widow's Pension Application of  Eliza Cassander (Taylor) Ivie, 18 Feb 1901, Habersham County, Georgia. 

Note: A. W. Harper was married to William Wilson Ivie's sister, Sarah Elizabeth Ivie, so he was Eliza C. Ivie's brother in-law. 

Questions for Witnesses
State of Georgia
Habersham County}
A.W. Harper of said State and County, having been presented as a witness in the support of the Application of Mrs. Eliza C. Ivie 
for a Pension under the Act of 1900, and after being duly sworn true answers to make to the following questions,
deposes and answers as follows:

1. What is your name and where do you reside? A W Harper. Habersham County near Mt. Airy Georgia
2. Are you acquainted with the applicant, Mrs. Eliza C. Ivie? If so, how long have you known her?
Over forty years
3. Where does she reside, and how long and since when has she been a resident of this state?
Demorest, Habersham Co. Ga. Resident of this State all her life
4. Where and when was she born? I don’t know except what she says
5. Were you ever acquainted with her husband? I knew him fifty years
6. Where did he reside in 1861? Habersham County
7. When and to Whom was he married? December 1859 to Eliza C. Taylor
8. When and where was he born? Don’t know of my own knowledge
9. How long have you known him? Fifty years
10. Where and when did W.W. Ivie enlist in the war between the States, and in what Company and Regiment did he enlist,
and how do you know this? 
In 1862 in Smith’s Legion in Clarkesville served in this Legion until discharged August 1863. Re-enlisted in July 1864 in
Co. H 11 Ga. Cavalry. Because I was with him. 
11. Were you a member of the same company and regiment? I was
12. How long did he perform regular military duty? Up to the surrender
13. When and where was his Company and Regiment surrendered and discharged from service? 
At Statesboro S.C. April 1865
14. Were you with the command when it surrendered? I was not on detail service
15. Was the husband of the applicant present?
He was with command up to about 60 days before the surrender to my knowledge. I left about that time on detail. Have understood he was. 
17. Where and when did he leave command? At surrender so I have understood. As I have answered he was with the command up to 60 
days prior to the surrender when I left on detail and have always understood he was at the surrender
How do you know all this? All my own knowledge by being with him in service
18. Where and when did W. W. Ivie die? Cornelia Ga. 21st Dec. 1900
19. Where did he reside at his death at his death and how long had he been a resident of Georgia?
Cornelia Ga. All his life.
20. Do you of your own knowledge know that applicant is the lawful widow of W.W. Ivie? I do
21. Has she remained unmarried since her soldier husband’s death, and is now his widow? Yes. Yes, & she is now his widow. 
22. What property, effects or income has the applicant...? Nothing
23.  What property, effects or income did the applicant have in 1899 and 1900…? Nothing
24. Has the applicant conveyed any property in last two years, or given any away…? She has not
25. What is Applicant’s physical condition and her chances and ability to earn support? 
She is weak form Age and diseased been in bed off & on for some time

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Eliza Cassander (Taylor) Ivie Pension Application, 1901, page 2

1901 Application by Eliza Cassander (Taylor) Ivie, widow of William Wilson Ivie, for Indigent Widow's Pension for his service during the Civil War, Co. H, 11 Georgia Calvary, page 2

Questions for Applicant
State of Georgia
Habersham County}
Mrs. Eliza C. Ivie of said State and County, desiring to avail herself of the Pension allowed to Indigent Widows of Confederate Soldiers, under Act of General Assembly, passed 1900, hereby submits her proofs, and after being duly sworn true answers to make to the following questions, depose and answers as follows:

1. What is your name and where do you reside? Eliza C. Ivie, Cornelia, Ga., Habersham County
2. How long have you been a resident of this state? 63 years
3. When and where were you born? Nov 1838 in Habersham 
4. When and where was your husband born—state his full name, and when you and he were married? Feb. 1836 in Habersham County, in Habersham County Dec. 1859 to W.W. Ivie
5. When and where and in what Company and Regiment did your husband enlist or serve during the war between the States?
He first enlisted in Smith Legion in May ’62 and then he enlisted in July 1864 at Clarksville Company H, 11th Ga. Calvary
6. How long did your husband serve in said Company and Regiment? about 9 months years
7. When and where did your husband’s Company and Regiment surrender and was discharged? In April 1865 in Statesborough, SC
8. Was you husband present at the time and place where his Company and Regiment surrendered? Yes
10. When and Where did your husband die? 21st day of December 1900
11. Which of the following grounds do you base your application for Pension, Viz. Age and Poverty…? Age and Poverty
12. If upon the first ground, how long have you been in such a condition….? Have not been able to maintain myself for three or four years
13. What has been your occupation since your husband’s death? Have not had any occupation since death of mny husband
14. How much can you earn gross, by your own exertion or labor? Not anything
15. What property, real or personal, or income do you have or possess, and its gross value? Have none
16. What property, real or personal, did you possess at death of your husband….? Have none
18. How have you been supported since death of husband, and especially for 1899 and 1900? By my children
19. How much did your support cost for each of those years, and how much did your contribute by your own labor or income? 
Did not cost much, 2 not anything
20. What was your employment during 1899 and 1900—how much did you receive for each year?
I tried to do a little housework. Did not receive anything. 
21. Have you a family? If so, who compose such family? Give their means of support. Have they any lands or other property? 
Have none. I am living with my son.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18th day of Feb. 1901} Eliza C. Ivie
M Franklin, Ordinary
of Habersham County

Eliza C Ivie Pension Application 1901

1901 Application by Eliza Cassander (Taylor)  Ivie, widow of William Wilson Ivie, for Indigent Widow's Pension for his service during the Civil War, Co. H, 11 Georgia Calvary

Widow’s Indigent Pension 1901
Name: Mrs. Ivie E. C.
County: Habersham
Widow of: W.W. Ivie
Co. “H 11 Ga Cav
Approved 4/23 1901
John W. Lindsey
Commissioner of Pensions

Power of Attorney
State of Georgia
Habersham County}
I, Eliza C Iva hereby authorize M Franklin
of Habersham County, to receive and receipt for the pension allowed&
remit the same to me at Demorest, by his check or registered mail.
Witness my hand this 18th day of Feb. 1901
Executed in the presence of
M Franklin, Ordinary,
Habersham County} Eliza C Ivie

William Wilson Ivie and Eliza Cassandra Taylor Marriage Record, Habersham County, Georgia, 1859

License and Marriage Record of the Marriage of William Wilson Ivie and Eliza Cassandra Taylor

22 Dec 1859, Habersham County, Georgia


License--Georgia, Habersham County. Wm. W Ivie and Eliza C. Taylor 7 Dec 1859, C H Sutton. 

Marriage--Georgia, Habersham County. 22nd day of Decr 1859. John Suggs, M. G. Recorded Feb 1, 1860

Friday, May 29, 2015

Potts Family Record (abt 1895), White County, Georgia

Potts Family Record Page which was inserted into the John Wesley and Nancy (Potts) Warwick Family Bible (page 3)

J. P. Potts was borned Dec 4th 1835
M. E. Potts was borned May 26th 1842
Nancy Hannah  “ “ Oct. 18th 1861
Ella Eveline “ “ April 15th 1864
Joel Daniel “ “ March 23th 1866
William Charley “ “ March 3th 1869
James Thomas “ “ August 30th 1871
Lewis Monroe “ “ May 22th 1874
Rufus Alexander “ “ Jan. 24th 1877
Eugenia Elizabeth “ “ August 20th 1879
Jesse George Potts “ “ August 19th 1880
Claud Lee “ “ Sept. 10th 1886

Here is Joe’s Children
Marion Luther was borned March 26th 1887
Sallie May “ “ Dec 26th 1888
Emma Malinda “ “ July 3th 1898
George Daniel “ “ June 25th 1891
J.P. Potts was married May 24th 1860
J. D. Potts was married Oct 24, 1886
W. C. Potts Died April 15th 1874

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

John Wesley Warwick (1858-1917) Bible, page 2, White County, Georgia

John Wesley Warwick (1858-1917) Bible, page 2, listing births and marriages of some his children



Wylie I Warwick born January 19, 1884 Mary M Warwick born Jun 1, 1885 Henry C Warwick born August 21, 1887 Icie Dora Warwick born January 10, 1890 Charlie D Warwick born Febuary 14, 1892 Tomas O Warwick born January 14, 1895

Jessie Lee Warwick born July 25, 1896 Genie E Warwick born December 18, 1898 Birty Selena Warwick B August 7, 1901 Burnice Warwick born Jun 6, 1904 Henry Warwick was married to Letcher Moore December 6, 1908 Wiley Warwick was married to Icie Potts Oct 13th 1909

Monday, May 25, 2015

John Wesley Warwick (1858-1917) Bible, page 1, White County, Georgia


 Flora Freeman was married to Charlie Warwick August 27, 1925 Tomas Oscar Did April 17 1895 J.W. Warwick died Feb 3rd 1917 Dora Warwick was married to Dallas Ivie Feb. 1, 1914 Charlie Warwick was married to Alice Dooley Jan. 3, 1915 Lee Warwick was married to Lelia Palmour Oct. 21, 1918 Genie Warwick was married to Robert Craven April 7th 1918 Bertie Warwick was married to Tollie Allen July 16th 1921

Husband, J W Warwick Born, May the 9 1858 Wife, N H Warwick Born, October 18 1861 Married, J W Warwick was married to N H Potts December the 25 1882 Floyd Kennimer was married to Mamie Warwick December 25 1907

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Will of Martha (Beazley) Reynolds, 1753, Essex County, Virginia

In the name of God amen I Martha Rennalds of the County of Essex widow being in Perfect Health & of mind and memory sound as usual for preventing disputes which might arise about such Estate as I shall leave at my death do make and ordain this my last will and Testament as follows Imprimatur: I give unto my son Cornelius Rennalds the use of my Negro Boy Will

During his natural life and after his death to his Heirs forever also I give my said son after my Decease my great Bible. Item I give and bequeath all the Residue and Remainder of my Estate Real and personal to my Five five children and Grand Child hereafter named Viz: Cornelius Rennolds Elizabeth Rucker Ann Beazley Manrgaret Leandall Mary Goode and my grandson Cornelius Reynolds son of William Reynolds Deceased—to be equally Divided amongst them, lastly I do Constitute and appoint my son Cornelius Rennolds & my son in law Thomas Rucker Executors of this my Last Will and Testament. In witness I have hereunto set my Hand and seal this  
Tenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty three—

Sign’d sealed & Published
In the Prescence of us

Martha (M her mark) Reynolds (seal)
David Dishman
Thomas Reynolds
William Moore

At a Court held for Essex County, at Tappahannock on the 18th Day of September Anno Dom. 1753

This Last Will and Testament of Martha Reynolds Deceased was Presented into Court by Cornelius Reynolds one of the Executors therein mentioned who made oath hereto and the same being proved by the oaths of David Dishman & Thomas Reynolds two of the witnesses hereto and thereupon the same is admitted to us and on the motion of the said Cornelius and his performing what the Laws in Such Cases Requires Certification  is granted him for obtaining a probate hereof in due form—

Test. John ?

Know all ye men by these presents that we Cornelius Rennolds , Thomas Rennolds & Davis Dishmore are held and firmly bound unto Thomas Waring William Dangerfield Mungo Roy William Roane and Simon Miller Gent. Justices for Essex County in the sum of two hundred pounds Current money to be paid said Justices and their successors his Executors, Administrators, and assigns. To the which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves and every of us, our Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, dated this 18th Day of September Anno Dom. 1753

The Condition of this obligation is such That if the above bonds Cornelius Rennolds Executor of the last Will and Testament of Martha Rennolds Deceased do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the goods, Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased which have or shall come to the hand & Possession or Knowledge of any other person or persons for him and the same vs made do exhibit into the County Court of Essex at time as he shall be – here unto required by the said Court of the same Goods, Chattels, & Credits of all other the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of sd. dec’d. which at any time after shall come to Hand or Possession of any other person or persons for him to well and truly administer according to laws & further to make a true and just account of his actings and doing therein when thereto required by sd. Court & also shall well and truly pay & deliver all decrees contained & specified in sd. Testament as far as Sd. Goods, Chattels, & Credits will there unto extend of the laws shall charge then this obligation to be Void & of None effect or else to remain in full force of Virtue.  
Cornelius Reynolds (seal)
Thomas Rennolds (seal)
David Dishman (seal)

At a Court held for Essex County at Tappahannock on the 18th day of September Anno Dom. 1753
Cornelius Rennolds Thomas Rennolds & David Dishman acknowledged this bond to be their proper act of deed and the same is admitted to record is truly recorded. 
 Test. John ?

1739 Orange County, Virginia Tithe List

Excepted from

Orange County, VA - Tithe Lists, 1734-1739, Charles Arthur Hoppin,    William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 27, No. 1. (Jul., 1918), pp. 19-27.

Orange County was created by act of assembly August 1734, from the westernmost portion of Spotsylvania County. Orange county when first created included the now counties of Augusta, Fred erick, Culpeper, Madison, Greene, Shenandoah, Rockbridge, Rockingham in Virginia, a great proportion of the territory of the present State of West Virginia, and the whole of the present State of Kentucky.

Year 1739

A List of Tithables in the precinct of James Pickett, Constable.

Thomas Rucker                 3    Walter Vaughan             1

John Howard                   1    John Rogers                3

Wm Crawford                   2    Walter Lenord              3

Benja Coward                  3    Thos Brown                 2

Richd Maulden                 3    John Shelton               1

Thos Morgan                   2    Wm Loggins                 1

Benja Thomson                 1    Jonathan Gibson's Quarter  4

Major LeVaune [?]             3    Martin Trapp               1

Thos Jackson                  6    John Bush [or Rush?]       2

Thoss Coleman                 1    John Forrester             3

Fras Pickett                  1    Wm. Williamson             1

Michael Gary                  2    John Farrow                1

Isaac Tinsley                 1    Moses Battley's Quarter    5

Henry Ware                    3    Leonard Phillips           2

Wm Rucker                     1    Patrick Walsh              3

Wm Pierce                     2    John McDaniel              2

Peter Rucker                  6    David Phillips             2

John Gath                     3    John Zachary               2

Thos Stanton                  1    Wm Phillips                5

Thos Zachary                  1    Robert Morgan              1

David Zachary                 2    Benja Cave                 5

Ann Stogdill's Quarter        2    Blan Ballard's Quarter     2

Wm Offil                      1    John Grymes Esqr Quarter  15

Jonas Archer                  2    John Stone                 1

Jas Stevens                   1    Michael Holt               3

From Library of Virginia website:

The noun "tithable" when it appears in the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century records of Virginia refers to a person who paid, or for whom someone else paid, one of the taxes that the General Assembly imposed for the support of the civil government in the colony.

The terms "tithe" and "tithable" had ancient roots in English law and referred to the tax of the tenth portion of the livestock and certain other agricultural products for the support of the church. The term "tithable" developed a different and restricted meaning in seventeenth-century Virginia, where it came to apply to persons on whom the colony's tax laws assessed a poll tax or capitation tax, literally a tax on each "head."

By 1658, when the assembly passed a law defining "What Persons are Tithable," a "tithable" was a member of the potentially productive labor force: free caucasian males age sixteen or older plus "all negroes imported whether male or female, and Indian servants male or female however procured, being sixteen years of age" (Hening, Statutes at Large, 1:454-455). Subsequent laws made the immigrants' descendants tithable, too. Slaves and servants did not pay their own taxes; their owners or masters were therefore "tithable" for themselves and for the taxes on their servants and slaves.

Lists of tithables for a county or a household, then, do not enumerate anyone under the age of sixteen or any adult white woman unless they were heads of households. Relatively few tithables lists are extant.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Marriage of Cornelius Reynolds and Margaret Carter, 1647, St Alphage London Wall Parish, London, England

Marriage record of Cornelius Reynolds and Margaret Carter, 14 Mar 1647, St. Alphage London Wall Parish, London, England

Transcription of text in document
1647 Mariages 
March the 14 Cornelius Reynolds and Margaret Carter

St. Alphage London Wall was a church built directly into the Wall of London. It was also known as St. Alphage Cripplegate. Alphage is also spelled Alphege and Elphege. He was a Saxon saint. It was said to have been established before 1608. There were two subsequent churches, both now demolished. 

The Parish was within the walls of London in the City and County of London.

Map about 1667 from the Family Seach Wiki showing the parish:


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Susannah Reynolds Deeds 1675-1705

Deeds and Grants which identify Susannah (Susan) Reynolds as the daughter of Cornelius Reynolds and wife of John Goss and Thomas Meador

From Cavaliers and Pioneers, p. 168, Patent Book No., 6 (VA):

MR. THO. MEAD. 640 acs., New Kent County, N. side of Mattapony Riv., upon branches of Peanketank maine Sw., about 2 mi. from Mr. Tho. HOLMES; 6 Oct. 1675, p. 570. On Timber Br., along lland of Johnn PICC & Jno. MADDISON. Granted to Cornelius REYNOLDS 6 June 1664, assigned to Richd. SANKEY, who assigned to sd. MEAD. 8 Jan 1673."

Book 12 page 154 Deed. 14 Dec. 1705. Thomas Meadors (sic) and Susanna Meadors Daughter of Cornelius Reynolds deceased sell John Taliaferro, for 6 negros, 300 acres in the Freshes of the Rappahannock River which was granted Mr Cornelius Reynolds 16 April 1683, and by him given to said Susanna as by assignment recorded 14 June 1683.


Thomas Meades (sic)

Susanna x Meades


Jno Battaile

James Coghill

Weldon Jefferson

Ack by Thomas Meades (sic) and Susanna his wife and rec 11 Feb. 1705 / 6.

Old Rappahannock Co Deed Book 7 - 1682-1686; pg 43-44

TO ALL TO WHOM these prsents shall come, I THOMAS LORD CULPEPER, Baron of Thorsway, his Majties. Lieut, and Govnr: General of Virginia send Greeting in our Lord God everlasting. Whereas his Majtie. hath been gratiously pleased by his Royal Letters Patents under the Great Seale of England bearing date at Westminster the Tenth day of October in the Eight and Twentieth yeare of his. Reigne amongst other things in the sd Letters Pattent contayned to continue the antient lidge of granting Fifty acres of land for every person imported into this Collony of Virgo.: NOW KNOW yee that I the said THOMAS LORD CULPEPER &c. Governer &c, doe with the consent of the Coun cell of State accordingly give CORNELIUS REYNOLDS Three hundred acres of land according to the antient and lawful' bounds thereof being in the Freshes of Rappa: on the South side of the River in the County aforesaid the said land being formerly granted unto JOHN GODFREY deced and lately found escheat to his Majtie, as by an Inquisition recorded in Mr, Secretarys office under the hands and seales of Coll, ISAAC ALLERTON Escheatr: Generall of said Collony and a Jury sworn before him may appeare dated the Fourteenth day of Decembr: One thousand Six hundred and Eighty one the moyety whereof was sold and assigned him the said JOHN GODFREY the Sixth of May 1674 by RICHARD PERK INSON the assigne of JOHN DOLTON who possessed the said land by the last Will and Testament of THOMAS FARRELL deced; the other moyety being sold to said JOHN GODFREY by the said JOHN DOLTON the legatee of said THOMAS FARRELL assignee of JOHN SPEED the eighth of Aprill 1674 as by the several! Deeds upon record may appeare and since granted to the said CORNELIUS REYNOLDS who lately made his composition according to Act; To have and to hold the said land with his due share of all mines and mineralls with all right and privilidges in as larg manner as hath been allowed since the first plantation, To be held of or: Soveraigne Lord the King &c. yeilding and paying &c. Given under my hand and the Seale of the Colony this Sixteenth day of April One thousand six hundred eighty and threen

Recordatr Test NICHO. SPENCER Secrety, THO: CULPEPER

Recordatr x4 die Junii anno 1683 Test EDMD, CRASKE CI Cur

June 4th 1683: Be it known unto all men by these presents that I CORNELIUS REYNOLDS doe freely give unto JOHN GOSS all the within mentioned land during his own natural life and to my Daughter, SUSAN, his Wife and her heires forever, and if in case my Daughter SUSAN should dy without an heir then the said land is to return to the said CORNELIUS REYNOLDS and his heires forever Witness my hand the day and year above written



Recordatr x4 die Junii 1683. Test EDMD. CRASKE Cl Cur

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Transcription of the Will of Cornelius Reynolds, 1734, Essex County, Virginia

1730-1735 Essex County Virginia Will Book No. 5; Antient Press: Page 320-231

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN the fifteenth day of Aprill in the year of Christ one thousand seven hundred & thirty & four I CORNELIUS REYNOLD of Essex County being weak in body but of perfect sence memory thanks be to God for the same do make & ordain this my last will & Testament as followeth viz.

Item I give & bequeath to my Son WM REYNOLD all my land whereon I now dwell after my wifes decease & if he should dye without heir the same to my Son CORNELIUS & if he should dye without heir then the same to return to my Daughter SARAH & if she should dye without heir then the same to be Equally divided amongst my three daughters Vizt. ANNE, MARGARETT and MARY.

Item I give to my five daughters vizt. ELIZABETH, ANNE, SARAH. MARGARETT MARY twelve shillings a piece to buy them each of them a gold ring before they come to ye age of Eighteen Except ELIZA. which already past that age.

Item I give to MARTHA my beloved Wife all the rest of my Estate both real & personall during her natural life not to be Interuped or called to account by any person for the same provided she never marry but and if she should marry then my will is that my sd Estate be Immediately equally divided amongst my six children vizt. WILLIAM. CORNELIUS, ANNE., SARAH, MARGARETT MARY, And do constitute & ordain my sd Wife sole Executrix of this my last will & Testament, IN WITNESS whereof I have sett my hand & seal the day & year above written.

In presents of us BLOUMFEILD LONG, Cornelius Reynolds


At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa on the xviiith day of February MDCCXXXIV This last Will and Testamt. of Cornelius Reynolds decd was presented in Court by Martha Reynolds the Exx, therein named who made oath thereto and being also proved by the oaths of John Long Blomfield Long two of the witnesses thereto was admitted to record

pp. KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we MARTHA RENNOLDS, BLOM. LONG & THOS. THARP are held & firmly bound unto WM. DAINGERFIELD, SAL. MUSCOE, ROBT. BROOKE, JAS. GARNETT, NICHO. SMITH & RICHD. TYLER Gent Justices of the County of Essex in sum of two hundred pounds Sterling this xviiith day of Febry MDCCXXX I V

The Condition of this obligation is such that if the above bound Martha Rennolds Exx of the last will and Testament of CORNELIUS RENNOLDS decd do make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all the goods chattles & credits of the sd decd the same

so made do exhibit or cause to he exhibited in the County Court of Essex at such time as she shall be thereunto required by the sd Court & further do make a just and true account of her actings and doing therein when thereto required by the sd Court and do well and truly pay and deliver all the Legacies contained & specified in the sd Testament as far as the goods chattles and credits will thereunto extend according to the value thereof & the Law shall charge They this Obligation to be void „ . .

Martha A Reynolds

Bloumfeild Lang Mos, Tharp

At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa on the zviiith day of February MDCCXXXIV (those bound) acknowledge to be their act & deed which is ordered to be recorded.

From Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties, by, on Rootsweb

William and John Reynolds land grant, 1697, Richmond County, Virginia

Land grant issued to William and John Reynolds, 15 Oct, 1697, Richmond County, Virginia, by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary. Taken from the Archives at the Library of Virginia. North Neck Grants, reels 288-311.

William and John Reynolds Land Grant 1697


279 William and John Reynolds 500 acres Exam’d. 

Margaret Lady Culpeper, Thomas Lord Fairfax to all whereas know ye that we of and in consideration of the composition give and grant unto William Reynolds – John Reynolds of the County of Richmond five hundred acres of land in said county bounded as followeth, viz. beginning at a marked white oak the corner tree of the land of Robert Payne by the side of a sunken ground opposite to a certain glade, and extending by the said Paynes land north eight hundred and sixty poles to a white oak, thence East ninety three poles to a Spanish Oak, thence eight hundred and sixty poles to the roadside near or almost thence to the prime station ninety three poles containing and being now laid out for five hundred acres. Together Royall mines excepted to have and hold yielding


280 Yielding and paying ten shillings yearly provided dated the fifteenth day of October one thousand six hundred and ninety seven. 

W.F., G.B

Friday, May 15, 2015

Abstract of the Wills of Martha Reynolds (1753) and Cornelius Reynolds (1734), Essex County, VA

Will of Martha Reynolds, 10 Mar 1753, 18 Sep 1753

To Son, Cornelius; to dau.s: Elizabeth Rucker, Ann Beazley, Margaret Leandall, Mary Goodloe; to grandson, Cornelius Reynolds, son of William Reynolds, dec'd. Executors: Son Cornelius Reynolds; Son-in-law, Thomas Rucker. Witness: David Dishman, Thomas Reynolds, William Moore (W.B. 9, p.246), Essex County, Virginia

Will of Cornelius Reynolds, 15 Apr 1734, 18 Feb 1734

To sons: William Reynolds, Cornelius Reynolds; to dau.s: Sarah, Annie, Margaret, Mary; To my wife, Martha. Witness: Broumfield Long, Samuel Bizwell, John Long (W.B. 5, p. 320), Essex County, Virginia

Transcribed by Sudie Rucker Wood, The Rucker Family Genealogy with Their Ancestors, Decendants, and Connections, Old Dominion Press, Richmond, VA, 1932, p. 175

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thomas Rucker's Will, Culpepper County, Virginia 11 June 1763

Will of Thomas Rucker, June 11, 1763, Oct. 20, 1763.

    "In the Name of God, Amen.  June the eleventh day in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred sixty three.
    I, Thomas Rucker of Blumfield Parish in the County of Culpeper, having my sound and Perfect Sense of mind, and memory Thanks to the Almighty God for the same, and Calling to mind the mortality of mankind and that all men must die, Therefore as Touching such Worldly Estate that it hath Pleased God to Bless me in this world with I do give and Bequeath in manner and form following.
    Imprimis.  First and Principally I Bequeth my soul to the almighty God that gave it to me, and my Body to be Buried in a christian like manner at the Direction of my Executors.
    Item:  I give and Bequeth unto my well beloved son John Rucker all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and Being in Culpeper County and Bound between Cornelius Ruckers line, his line, and the road that now parts it from the Land I now live on to him and his heirs forever  
    Item:  I give and bequeth unto my beloved son George Rucker the Land and Plantation I now live on, it being Bounded by the Road that now is Thomas Rucker Jun. his line, the river and William Craford's line which said land and plantation I give to my son George and his heirs for ever.
    Item:  But and in case my son John Rucker should die without heir then his Part as above mentioned shall be and I give the same unto my son William Rucker and if in the like case my son George Rucker should die without heir that the part laid off for him above mentioned shall be and I give the same to my son Muldin Rucker, the above two Parcels of Land shall be to my two said sons William and Muldin and their heirs for Ever if Either of the forementioned John Rucker and George Rucker should die without heirs as above mentioned.
    Item:  I will and Desire that my wife, Elizabeth Rucker shall have the work and I do lend her the two negroes, as shall be here mentioned (viz) Jack and Hannah which said negroes I do lend to my Elisabeth for and during her Natural Life and no Longer and After the Decease of my said wife Elisabeth then the said Negroes and future increase of the said Negroes Hannah if any shall be at the Decease of my said wife shall return to my Estate and shall be as I shall hereafter mention.
    I lend unto my wife Elisabeth my manner Plantation I now live on For and During her Natural Life and no Longer and at the Decease of my said Wife Elisabeth then the said Lands and Plantation to return to my son George as above mentioned.
    Item:  I lend to my wife Elisabeth all and Every of my Estate that Remaineth and Every of my Estate Personal and all and Every Negro shall be sold and then the money arising thereby shall be Equally Divided Between my Children as shall be hereafter named, Thomas, Peter, Mary, John, Elisabeth, Martha, William, Muldin, Isaac, Easter, Franky, George.
    Item:  I constitute Nominate and appoint my Two sons Peter and John to be the Executors of this my last Will and Testament, utterly Revoking, Disallowing and Disannuling all former and other Wills, testaments, Bequests, Legacies by  me formerly made and Done and allowing this and only this to be my last will and Testament.  In Testimony whereof I do hereunto set my hand and Seal the Day and Year above written.  Signed Thomas Rucker

Transcribed by Sudie Rucker Wood, The Rucker Family Genealogy with Their Ancestors, Decendants, and Connections, Old Dominion Press, Richmond, VA, 1932, p. 176-178

I have not found Page 1 of the Original Will. Below is page 2 and 3

Source information:  Will Book A, p. 350, Culpeper County, Virginia