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William & Phoebe children: (Dates
of birth are just approximated)
Marshall b abt 1744 d bef 21 Sep 1821 m Dancy
McCraw bef 1768. She was listed among William Marshallís ten children
who were to share in the division of his estate. Her husband was one of the
witnesses to her fatherís will dated 2 Oct 1768. She & her husband were
listed as heirs of William Marshall in the division of his estate in a court
order dated 27 Nov 1775. He wrote his will dated 21 Sep 1821, proved 15 Sep
1823 Mecklenburg Co., VA. His wife was already dead, he had no living children
and left bequests to his brothers, many nephews and nieces, and their children
Mary Marshall b abt 1746, d before 20 Aug 1829 Mecklenburg Co, VA m
Arthur Moody, Sr. She was listed among the ten children who were to
share in the division of her father, Williamís estate in 1768. She and her
husband, Arthur Moody are listed in the court order dated 27 Nov 1775 for the
division of her fatherís estate. She left a will dated 17 Jul 1825 &
probated 20 Aug 1829 naming children: Arthur Moody, William Moody, Benjamin
Moody, Marshall Moody, Francis Moody, Elizabeth Moore, widow of George Moore,
Nancy Gregory, wife of Elijah Gregory, (b 26 Feb 778) Phebe Crowder dec.
children: Henry Crowder, Giles Crowder, Mary Crowder, & John Crowder.
(Mecklenburg Co, VA Will Bk 12 p 17)
Children: (Ancestral File)
Elizabeth Moody b abt 1770 Mecklenburg Co, VA.
1.3.1B.2B.2.2. Arthur Moody b abt 1774 d abt 1854 Mecklenburg Co, VA.
1.3.1B.2B.2.3. William Moody b abt 1777 d 1849 Mecklenburg Co, VA
1.3.1B.2B.2.4. Marshall Moody b abt 1781 d abt 1841 Giles Co, TN.
Benjamin Moody b abt 1782 d abt 1825 Mecklenburg
Francis Moody b bef 1792 d abt 1825 Mecklenburg
1.3.1B.2B.2.7. Mary Moody b abt 1793 d 1797
Henry Moody b abt 1795 d abt 1820 Chesterfield
Phoebe Moody b abt 1797 d 13 Jan 1819 Mecklenburg
or Judith Marshall b abt 1748 d 1821 m Drury Williams 26 Mar 1770
Cumberland Co, VA as Judith. (Rev Douglas Register of Dover Episcopal
church, Goochland Co., VA) She is mentioned as Tabitha in her fatherís will
and as wife of Drury Williams in the court order
of 1775 for the division of her fatherís estate. Children: William Marshall
Williams b 8 Nov 1771; Nancy M Williams b Apr 1774; Mary Williams b Jul 1776;
Zachariah Williams b 12 Mar 1778; John Williams b abt 1778; Mary Williams b
Sep 1783; Jesse Williams b abt 1783; Martha Sally Williams b abt 1784; Willis
Williams b abt 1786. She m. 2nd James Gresham abt 1806 Wilkes Co., GA (Early
Records of GA Vol 1 & 2 by Grace Gillam Davidson www.genealogylibrary.com
originally published 1933)
Marshall b 25 Dec 1755 d May 1806 KY m. John Robards, Jr. 9 Jul 1772
Goochland Co., VA. (Marriages of Some Virginia Residents 1670-1800 by Dorothy
Ford Wulfeck) She was listed among the ten children who were to share in the
division of her fatherís estate. She & her husband, John Robards are
listed in the court order of 1775 for the division of her fatherís estate.
In 1805 as Sarah Robards, she appointed her nephew Bennett Marshall as her
attorney to collect her inheritance from her father-in-law.
Children: William Robards b 24 Jan
1774 Goochland Co, VA: Marshall Robards b 24 Jan 1774 Goochland Co., VA; Mary
Ann Robards b 16 May 1776 Goochland, VA; Jesse Robards b 20 Dec 1779 Goochland
Co, VA; John Robards, Jr. b 19 Jul 1782 Goochland Co., VA; George W. Robards b
7 May 1791 Goochland Co, VA; Martha F. Robards b 1795 Henderson Co.,
KY.(RoBards Family of KT, IN by David G. Richardson, 2004 whose source History
and Genealogy of the RoBards Family by James Harvey Robards, 1910 &
Genealogy of Virginia Families from the Virginia Magazine of History &
Marshall b 17 Dec 1757 d 5 Nov 1810 Henderson Co., KY m Lucy
Goode 21 Mar 1782 Powhatan Co, VA d/o Bennett Goode & Martha
Jefferson. He was left 300 acres of land and the plantation "whereon I
now live" & 140 acres in Chestefield Co. on Turkey Branch in his
fatherís 1768 will. In the codicil of William Marshallís will it was
stated his son, "William be taught to read write and scypher as far as is
needful for common business." Therefore, he was a minor & under the
age of 21. He was listed as one of the heirs of William Marshall in the court
order dated 27 Nov 1775. He enlisted in the Virginia Militia on 1 Apr 1779 and
served for 235 days during the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War. He
emigrated to Kentucy in 1810 and settled near Henderson. Children: Martha
Goode Marshall m. Francis Lockett 8 Mar 1802 Mecklenburg Co., VA; Bennett
Marshall; Alice Marshall m. James Cunningham 10 Jul 1809 d 1866; Elizabeth
Marshall m. Thomas Puryear 1827 Mecklenburg Co., VA; Nancy Marshall m. James
Shelton who was b 20 Dec 1785; Phoebe Marshall; William Marshall.
Marshall b abt 1759. She was listed in her fatherís will and in his
codicil she was to be taught to read and write, the money for her schooling to
be paid out of his estate. She was listed as a minor & an heir in the
court order of 27 Nov 1775.
Marshall "Susan" b abt 1762 & d 16 Nov 1835 Mecklenburg
Co., VA. She m. 1st) Miles Hall 4 May 1781
Mecklenburg Co, VA. Surety was Richard Winn. Dancy McCraw was guardian &
consented. She m 2nd) George Royster 7 Aug 1790
Mecklenburg Co., VA . She was listed in her father, William Marshallís will.
In his codicil, she was to be taught to read and write, the money for her
schooling to be paid out of his estate. She was still a minor in the court
order of 27 Nov 1775.
John Worsham b abt 1679 Henrico Co, VA m
Mary Wynne (See John Worsham Chapter, pages 48 & 66. For Addenda update see page 66)
John & his son John are witnesses to the Will
of John Gale 2 Oct 1735. (Colonial Wills of Henrico County, Virginia Part One, 1654-1737"
by Benjamin B Weisiger III, pages 138 and 139 (page 426 of Will Book))
Will of John Gale of Province
of North Carolina, near Old Currituck
Inlet. [ this area is right across the border from old
Norfolk Co., VA that became Princess Anne Co., later on. It's due
south of Virginia Beach, VA].
To my son George Lewis, a negro man
To my son James Gale, a negro, and items
To my daughter Mary Gale, a negro and items
To my son Evan Jones, my smith's tools, provided he will take the land
purchased of him
To daughter Mary, the tract on Old Currituck Sound, joining Timothy
Eye's. If any child die under age, then the rest to get their share.
To daughters Catherine, Mary, and Elizabeth, 7500 lbs tobacco due from
my son John Gale, living in Kent County, Maryland.
Rest of estate to three daughters, 5 shillings to son John in Maryland.
Son George Lewis to be executor
2 October, 1733
Witnesses: John Worsham, William Worsham, John Worsham, Jr.
Recorded Feb. 1733.
b abt 1683 Henrico Co, VA m William
Rowlett. Children: William Rowlett m Mary Clark; John Rowlett m but wife's name is unknown; Peter Rowlett
Family genealogist Jim Rowlette has researched this family
including William's ancestors. In 2001, Jim could be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Worsham b abt 1685 m George Robertson abt 1704 Henrico
Co, VA. Children: George Robertson; Mary Frances Robertson
m Field Jefferson; John Robertson m Sarah; James Robertson m 1st) Martha Archer & 2nd) Mary Epes; Elizabeth Robertson. (Page 49)
William Worsham b abt 1688 m Lucy Hamblin Eppes widow of William Eppes.
William's will dated 15 Nov 1746 & recorded Dec 1748 in Henrico Co, VA. Children: William
Worsham m Amey Eppes; John Worsham m Elizabeth Branch (See their Chapter Page
Obedience Worsham m Mr Howson; Lucy Worsham m Mr Howson. (Page 51)
Worsham. "William Howson in 1739 was
living in Prince George Co. He m Obedience Worsham, of Henrico Co. - later
Chesterfield Co. ... William Howson d prior to 20 Feb 1740/1 according to
Amelia Co records when the sheriff asked for an accounting of his estate.
Obedience Howson & her three children apparently moved to the 372 acre tract
in Amelia Co, willed to her by her father, his will dtd. 15 Nov 1746, pro Dec
1748." (VA St. Library 36700-36811-37230 p 14, The Howson Family)
188.8.131.52.1. John Howson.
From VA St Library 36700-36811-37230 p 14, The
John Howson produced a commission and was sworn in as an ensign in the Amelia
County Militia (taken from the Court Order Book), dated 25th July
1776. He served through 1777."
184.108.40.206.3. Phoebe Howson. "Her
(Obedience) daughter, Phoebe Howson, in 1756 m Thomas Clark of Prince Edward
Co. (VA St. Library 36700-36811-37230 p 14, The Howson Family) "Thomas
Clark (b bet 1742 and 1750, d 24 Jul 1792) m Phebe Howson (d 1804), d/o
William Howson & Obedience Worsham. Thomas Clark was a patriot during the
Revolution (VA St. Library 36700-36811-37230 p 3, The Clark Family)
Daniel Worsham b abt 1690 m Judith
Archer. Daniel d 17 Aug 1727 Henrico Co, VA. After Daniel's death, Judith m Edward Booker. Children: Phebe Worsham
m John Booker; Martha Worsham m Stith Hardaway; Elizabeth Worsham m John Royal.
1.3.7. Martha Worsham b abt 1694 Henrico Co, VA m Seth Ward abt 1716. Seth b abt 1683 s/o Seth Ward & Anne
Hatcher. In Aug 1713 Joseph Ward, his younger brother, chose him as his guardian. In Aug
1713 Seth Ward entered himself as security for Robert Burton, Jr, guardian to his
brother, Benjamin Ward. Seth Ward resided at Sheffieldís Plantation in Chesterfield
County, located three miles from Falling Creek. There are numerous sources for Seth Ward
on Ancestry World Tree Project: "Brenda H. Reedís Kith & Kin of VA, NC, TN, SC
& Beyond" at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GETdb=bhreed&id=I14922.
220.127.116.11. Seth Ward
b abt 1717 Sheffield, Henrico Co., VA. In Brenda H. Reedís submission to Ancestry
World Tree Project, she states Seth m. his cousin, Mary Ward abt 1741 d/o Benjamin Ward
instead of Miss Ward d/o Rowland Ward & Rebecca Jones. In Oct 1742 Seth Ward, who
married daughter of Benj. Ward decíd, ordered Wm. Gay & Peter Randolph to see this
his wifeís estate is delivered him. (Henrico Co. Order Book 1742, p 196) Seth made his
will 8 Sep 1769 in Dale Parish, Chesterfield Co., VA:
To son, Seth Ward, land he lives
on, on the James River called "Sheffield" and Negroes in his possession, etc.
To son, Benjamin Ward, land I live on, on the Appomattox River, negroes, etc; if he die
under age 21 then to go to son Seth Ward. To daughters, Mary Ward & Martha Ward,
each a negro and 500 pounds. To daughter Ann Ward, a negro and 500 pounds unless she die
under 21. Son Seth Ward to have use of Benjaminís estate until Benjamin of age.
Executors: son, Seth Ward and sons-in-law, William Broadnax & James Murray & my
friend, Benjamin Watkins. Witnesses: Francis Goode, Leonard Ward, Ben Watkins, Archibald
Cary & James Ball.
On 1 Jan 1773 at Chesterfield Co., VA, Benjamin Ward & Ann
Ward chose Robert Goode as their guardian. (Chesterfield Order Bk 4, page 208) Inventory
of Seth Ward was taken on 12 Mar 1773, no value given by Robert Goode & Francis
Goode (Chesterfield County Will Bk) More sources for Seth Ward on Brenda Reedís
submission to Ancestry World Tree Project.
18.104.22.168.1. Seth Ward
b abt 1744 Sheffield, Dale Parish, Chesterfield, VA He m. Mary
"Polly" Good abt 1764 in Chesterfield Co, VA. Mary b 6 Apr 1741 Whitby, Chesterfield Co, VA. His will was written 23 Dec 1772 & probated 1 Jan
1773 in Chesterfield Co, VA.
"To wife, plantation I live on, all land on James
River & items for life. Also to her such items as were vested in me by my fatherís
will, until my brother Benjamin Ward is 21. To son Seth Ward, at 21 lands on James
River below Leonard Ward, decíd, and also slaves & livestock. To daughter, Lucy
Ward, at 16 or marriage, 1000 pounds & 4 negroes. If my son (sic Seth Ward) dies,
then James River lands to my brother, Benjamin Ward. My wife is now with child. If a
son, to get same as Seth; and if a daughter, 500 pounds & Lucy 500 pounds. (Sic, a
son named Benjamin Ward was born in 1773). Executors: wife, Mary Ward, friend Robert
Goode, Francis Goode, & my brother Benjamin Ward. Witnesses: Archibald Cary,
Martha Good, Ann Ward (See Brenda Reedís submission to Ancestry World Tree Project
for sources) Children: Lucy Ward; Seth Ward b 10 Apr 1772; Benjamin Ward
22.214.171.124.2. Mary Ward
b abt 1746 Sheffield, Dale Parish, Chesterfield, VA & d after 1787 m. William Broadnax bef 1769 & had children: Ann Broadnax;
Nancy Broadnax; Rebecca Broadnax; Benjamin Broadnax b 28 Aug 1772; Samuel Broadnax b
24 Mar 1774; William Broadnax; Edward Broadnax. Mary m. 2nd) Richard Gregory 20 Sep
1777 who was b 12 Jan 1758 King William Co., VA. & had children: Richard West
Gregory; Seth Gregory b 15 Jan 1780; Martha Ward Gregory; Maria Gregory b 3 Jan 1787.
Ward b abt 1748 Sheffield, Dale Parish, Chesterfield, VA m. James Murray b 10 Apr 1743 s/o James Murray & Anne Bolling.
Ward b abt 1750 Sheffield, Dale Parish, Chesterfield, VA. He was (under age in
1773 when he chose Robert Goode as guardian- (Chesterfield Order Bk 4, p 208) He m. Mary "Polly" Eggleston 24 Feb 1778 Amelia Co., VA.
Mary b 7 May 1759 Amelia Co., VA. He wrote his will 27 Apr 1783, Chesterfield Co., VA
(Will Bk #2, page 398)
"To friend, James Moody, 50 acres of land I purchased of
Woodum. Rest of estate to be kept together until my son, Seth Ward, is age 21, for the
education of my children and support of my wife. To wife, Mary Ward for life - Negroes
and to have use of half of my land. If she is with child at my death and it is a son,
that son is to get half of what son, Seth Ward gets; if a daughter, to get 500 pounds.
If any of my children die under age, then one half of my Negroes given them are to go
to my nieces, Nancy and Rebecca Broadnax, after my wifeís death. Executors: Wife and
friends, Joseph Eggleston, Jr. And Daniel Hardaway & Stephen Cocke of Amelia
County. Witnesses: George Markham, Richard Cardwell, Ephraim Mann. Codicil: Executors
are to build houses for my family in a more healthful situation than where my house
now stands (same date) Witnesses: George Markham & Richard Cardwell. On 1 Aug
1783, Chesterfield Co., VA Stephen Cocke, Daniel Hardiway and Joseph Eggleston,
Executors named in the will of Benjamin Ward, were ordered to bring his will to court.
Children: Seth Ward b 7 Jan 1780 Chesterfield Co, VA & Maria Ward b abt Jan 1784
in "Eggleston", Amelia Co, VA (See Brenda Reedís submission to Ancestry
World Tree Project for sources)
126.96.36.199.5. Ann Ward
b abt 1752 Sheffield, Dale Parish, Chesterfield, VA (under age in 1773)
b abt 1696 Henrico Co, VA m Thomas
Osborne. Children: Thomas Osborne, Jr. m Elizabeth Hendrick; Reps Osborne m wife unknown; Martha Osborne
m William Harris; Edward Osborne; John Osborne; Daniel Osborne.
b abt 1698 Henrico Co, VA m
William Eppes. She d before her father's will of 1729. Children: Isham Eppes; Elizabeth Eppes
m Edward Osborne.
Miss Worsham b abt 1700 Henrico Co, VA m Mr
Poythress. Children: Francis Poythress.
John Worsham & Mary Wynne John Worsham, Jr. b abt 1679
Henrico Co, VA s/o John Worsham & Phebe m
Mary Wynne abt 1700 Henrico Co., VA. He owned land on Swift Creek. He was a witness in many deed transactions & wills in Henrico Co. He was an appraiser of many estates. He was vestryman & church warden of Curles
Church. He left a will dated 8 Dec 1751 & proved 5 Oct 1753 in Chesterfield Co., VA.
grandmother, Margaret Wood Jones Cockeís will:
In the name of God Amen August 12th 1718. I Margaret Cocke of the County and
Parish of Henrico Widow, Considering the uncertainty of this life, and being I
thank the Almighty God of Sound and perfect memory I do hereby revoke annul and
make void all former wills heretofore by me made and do make ordain publish and
declare those presents to be my last will and testament in manner and form
following. First I bequeath my Soul to Almighty God who gave it not in the least
doubting of a Joyful resurrection and pardon and Remission of all my sins by the
intercession and merits of my Blessed Saviour Jesus Christ and my body I
bequeath to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors
I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Margaret wife of Edward Goodrich one
mulatto boy named John the son of my mulatto woman Sue, which boy is to be
enjoyed by my grand daughter and her heirs forever.
I give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Mary the wife of John Worsham and to
her heirs for ever one Mulatto girl named Margaret which she now hath in her
I give and bequeath unto my Grand Son Peter Wynne and to his heirs forever one
Mulatto man named John Henry he being appointed to be given unto my said Grand
Son by the last Will and Testament of my deceased husband Mr. Thomas Cocke. I
also give to my said Grand Son 10 shillings to buy him a ring.
I also confirm a gift of a Mulatto boy named Thom which I made to Major Joshua
Wynne in his lifetime, upon condition that there be paid (if not already done)
two thousand pounds of tobacco to Thomas Harwood by the administrators of the
said Wynne it being on that proviso I gave the said boy to the said Wynne.
I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Margaret Jones two Silver Spoons.
I give and bequeath unto Mrs. Mary Randolph and her heirs forever one Mulatto
boy named Billy.
I give and bequeath unto my Grand Son Peter Jones the son of my son Abraham
Jones decd. ten shillings to buy him a ring.
I give and bequeath unto my Grand Son Joshua Wynne two steers.
I give to each of my Grand Sons Robert Wynne, William Wynne and Francis Wynne a
Cow to be delivered to them when they arrive to lawful age.
I give and bequeath unto my God Son William the Son of William Randolph one
Mulatto boy named James he being the son of my Mulatto woman Sue which Mulatto
boy is to be held by my said God son and his heirs forever.
I give and bequeath all of my wearing clothes to be divided among my Grand
Daughters by my Executors.
I give and bequeath to my son Peter Jones and his heirs forever all the rest of
my estate both real and personal, and I do hereby appoint my said Son, together
with William Randolph to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament In
witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal the day and year
Signed Sealed Published and
declared as her last will and testament in presence of
Thomas Buckner, Thomas Morriss, Will Jones."
Proved at a Court held May 4, 1719 on the oaths of William Jones and Thomas
Page 67: Add will extract for note 22
He & his son John are witnesses to the Will of John Gale 2 Oct 1735: (Colonial Wills of
Henrico County, Virginia Part One, 1654-1737 by Benjamin B. Weisiger III, pages 138 and
139 (page 426 of Will Book)).
ďWill of John Gale of Province of North Carolina, near Old Currituck Inlet.
To my son GEORGE LEWIS, a negro man
To my son James Gale, a negro, and items
To my daughter Mary Gale, a negro and items
To my son Evan Jones, my smith's tools, provided he will take the land purchased of him.
To daughther Mary, the tract on Old Currituck Sound, joining Timothy Eye's. If any child
die under age, then the rest to get their share.
To daughters Catherine, Mary, and Elizabeth, 7500 lbs tobacco due from my son John Gale,
living in Kent County, Maryland.
Rest of estate to three daughters, 5 shillings to son John in Maryland. SON GEORGE LEWIS
to be executor 2 October, 1733 Witnesses: John Worsham, William Worsham, John Worsham, Jr.
Recorded Feb. 1733.Ē
ď6 February 1733 Inventory of John Gale by John Archer, Robert Elam, John Worsham, Jr.
Value 78/2/2 pounds. Presented in court by William Worsham, Gentleman on behalf of George
Lewis, and recorded April 1734.Ē
John & Mary children:
188.8.131.52. John Worsham III
b 1701 m
Agnes Branch abt 11 Oct 1726. Agnes widow of Edward Osborne. John owned land in Henrico & Amelia. He left a will dated 11 Oct 1744 in Henrico. Children: Edward Worsham
m Elizabeth Royal, Mary Worsham m Richard Wilkinson, John Worsham m Mary.