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For privacy reasons, Date of Birth and Date of Marriage for persons believed to still be living are not shown.

Wooden Francis [Male] b. 1848

Illinois Marriages:
Groom - Francis M Wooden, age 28
Bride - Sarah Vaughters, age 28
Date - September 9, 1876 in Jasper, Illinois
Groom - Francis M Wooden, age 26
Bride - Sarah Vanter, age 30
Date - Feb 11 1877 in Jasper, Illinois
Both of these records were found on

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Rogers Thomas C [Male] b. 1850 Illinois - d. 1896 Jasper County, Illinois

1880 Richmond, IL census:
Thomas C Rogers......29......IL
Ann E Rogers......28.....IN
Mary E Rogers......4.....IL

1900 Jasper, IL census:
Ann Rogers......Jul 1850......49.....IN.....widow
Rolly Rogers......Aug 1879......20.....IL
Edwin Rogers.....Mar 1886.....14.....IL
Ella Rogers......OCt 1889.....10.....IL

Illinois birth record:
Edwin Rogers, Mar 1, 1886
Father - Thomas C Rogers
Mother - Ann Vanterz

Illinois death record
Rolla Burton Rogers, born Aug 27, 1879 - died Mar 21, 1931
Father - Thomas Rogers
Mother - Anna Vawter
Spouse - Sarah Rogers

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Rogers Rolla Burton [Male] b. 27 AUG 1879 Richland County, Illinois - d. 31 MAR 1931 Illinois

1920 Jasper Co. IL census:
Rollie B Rogers.......38......IL
Sarah E Rogers......30.....IL
Roy W Rogers......2.....IL
Mina J Rogers.......2 months.....IL
Alonzo H Green......9.......IL.......step-son

1930 Jasper Co. IL census:
Rolla B is spelled Rogers on tombstone
Sarah E Rodgers......42......IL
Alonzo H Green......19.....IL.....step-son
Roy W s/b Rogers ?
Mina J ......10.....IL......daughter
Marvin C ......7......IL.....son

1940 Jasper Co. IL census:
Roy W Rodgers......22.......IL
Nina Rodgers......20......IL.....sister
Sarah C Rodgers......51......IL.....mother, widow
Filena Reid......90......OH......grandmother, widow

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Rogers Edwin Peter [Male] b. 1 MAR 1886 Jasper County, Illinois - d. 14 DEC 1942 Newton, Illinois

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Vawter Perry [Male] b. 15 JUN 1897 Jasper County, Illinois - d. 23 OCT 1967 Fresno, California

1920 Macon, IL census:
Perry Vawter......23.....IL
Delpha Vawter......20.....IL
Charlene Vawter........2.......IL

1930 Logan, KS census:
Perry Vawter......33.....IL
Delpha Vawter......32.....IL
Paul D Vawter......4.....IL

1940 Fresno, CA census:
Perry Vawter......43......IL
Delpha Vawter......41.....IL
Paul D Vawter......14.....IL

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Vawter Henry Oliver [Male] b. 11 NOV 1869 Jasper County, Illinois - d. 27 SEP 1948 Bogota, Illinois

1910 Richland, IL census:
Henry O Vawter......40....IL
Ella Vawter......40....IL
Ellis Vawter......16.....IL
Perry Vawter....12....IL
Claud Vawter....7....IL

1920 Jasper, IL census:
Henry Vawter.....50....IL
Elle Vawter.....50....IL
Claud Vawter.....17....IL

1930 Jasper, IL census:
Henry Vawter....60...IL
Elzora Vawter....60....IL
Claud L Vawter....29......IL

1940 Jasper, IL census:
Henry O Vawter.....70.....IL......widowed

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Vawter Charles Ralph [Male] b. FEB 1893 Kansas - d. 1981 Victoria, B.C.

1920 Nez Perce, Idaho census:
Floyd Vawter......30.....KS
Lizzie Hendrickson.....59 ?.....IL......mother
Mabel Vawter.....22.....OR....sister-in-law
Floyd Vawter......10 months.....Canada.....nephew

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Wilkinson William [Male] b. 1612 Yorkshire, England - d. ABT 1663 Popular Hill Parish, Maryland

Rev. William Wilkinson was the first Episcopal minister of the province of Maryland. He came out from Yorkshire to Virginia with his family and son-in-laws, William Hatton and Thomas Dent. Rev. Wilkinson was a graduate of the divinity school at Oxford, as were his father. The Virginia record show that in November, 1635, he was designated as a cleric.

1635, 20 Nov; William WILKINSON, minister, was granted 700 acres in Linhaven, commonly called Chisopean River, on a creek west of the lands of Thomas Keeling and George Downes, and bounded on the east by the creek opposite Capt. Thoroughgood's plantation, and on the north by Chisopean Bay, in Virginia, due 200 by assignment from Robert Newkerke, 3 October 1635, which lands were due to the said Newkerke, 50 for his own personal adventure, and 150 for the transportation of 3 servants; and the other 500 acres due as follows; 50 for the personal adventure of said Wilkinson, 50 for the personal adventure of his wife Naomy, and 400 for the transporation of 8 persons; William Wilkinson, Naomy Wilkinson, Robert Newkerke, Robert Haughton, John Goodwin, Thomas Preston, Edward Peane, Hugh Jones, Martha Deacon, THos. Crofton, Daniel Baker, John Boods, Jon. Johnson.

Owned "Westbury Manor" which he gave to his daughter Rebecca when she married Thomas Dent.

Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol 1, 1635-1685, Page 26
William Wilkinson, 29th May 1663;
in part:
To Eliza Budden, dau of Margaret Budden, "My last wife", personalty.
To grandchild, viz, WIlliam Haton, son, of William and Eliza Hatton, personalty.
To son-in-law Thomas Dent and Rebecca his wife, 1/2 residue of estate, real and personal.
To son-in-law William Hatton and Eliza his wife, other 1/2 residue of estate, real and personal.
Exs. sons-in-law Thomas Dent and William Hatton
Test: Randall Hanson, Daniel Smith. 1,100

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Smallwood Thomas [Male] b. 1675 Charles Co. Maryland - d. 4 MAY 1734 Charles Co. Maryland

Was executor of his brother, John's will in 1694.
11/30/1732, bought 200 acres in Prince George Co. called "Wheelers Choice". (Marlboro,lib.T,fol.50)
and changed name to "Moore's Rest"
Also owned "Smallwoods Plains" and "Smallwoods Addition".
Charles County, Maryland
Will probated April 9, 1735

Thomas Smallwood

In the Name of God Amen

The fourteenth day of April in the year of our Lord God 1734 I Thomas Smallwood of Charles County being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory {illegible}

Imprimis I give my well beloved son James Smallwood all my land belonging to me that lyeth on that side of Piney Branch whereon he now liveth to him and the Heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever forever but in default of such I give at his decease to be equally divided between my Sons Thomas and Pryor and to their Heirs Lawfully begotten forever the Land given here is all that part of Poor Call whereon the said James liveth --

Item I give to my beloved Son Thomas Smallwood a Tract of Land called Moore's Rest beginning at an Ancient Oak standing {illegible} 200 acres to the said Thomas and the Heirs of his body {illegible} in Default of such issue at his decease to be given to my Son Pryor and the heirs {illegible} and also do give unto him one Negro Man called Charles likewise one featherbed with furniture one Iron pot two Basons and six plates and do order that if my Son Pryor should die without Issue that my Son Thomas may have a Negro called Davy -

Item I give unto my Son Pryor Smallwood all that parcel or Tract of Land called Poor Call Lying on the northside of Piney Branch being the Plantation whereon I now live also a Tract of Land called Batchelors Delight also a Tract of land Adjoining to Smallwoods Plain whereon a certain Thomas Murphey now liveth containing 250 Acres do give it unto the said Pryor and the Heirs of his Body {illegible} and in Default of such Issue do give unto my Son James Smallwood all that part of Poor Call whereon I now live to him {illegible} the other Tracts to wit Batchelor's Delight and the Tract whereon Thomas Murphey now liveth if Pryor should decease without issue to be given unto my Son Thomas and the Heirs of his body {illegible} and also do give unto the said Pryor one Negro man called Davy one feather bed with Furniture one Iron pot Two Pewter Dishes and Six plates and his choice of two young Sorrel Horses -

Item I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Cawood one Negro boy called Jeffry -

Item I give unto my Daughter Sarah Roby one Negro boy called Davy

Item I give unto my Daughter Esther Harrison one Negro Girl now in her possession called Judy -

Item I give unto my Daughter Charity Davy the use of a Negro Woman called Pegg from next April 1735 for and during her natural Life afterwards do give her to her two children Ann and Eleanor Davy and their Heirs forever.

Item I give unto Humphry Berry a Tract of Land called Smallwood's Plain containing Three Hundred Acres and after his Decease to be equally divided between his Sons Humphry and Thomas begotten of the body of my Daughter Mary to them and the Heirs of their boyds Lawfully begotten forever.

Item I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved Wife Alice Smallwood whom I likewise constitute and ordain my only and sole Executrix of this my last Will & Testament one Negro Man called Brieger {?} and two Negro Women called Moll and Lucy, one Negro Child Violetta and do also give unto her all the residue of my Household Goods or stuff Cattle Horses and Mares, Implements Utensils moveables and all the remainder of my Personal Estate Together with all Debts dues Demands & Tobacco whatsoever ordaining and requesting her the said Alice to pay what Debts is owing from me to any Person or persons whatsoever.

Thomas Smallwood (his T mark)

William (his W mark) Atchison
Thomas Metcalfe
John (his E mark) Robison

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Smallwood James [Male] b. 1639 England - d. 1714 Charles County, MD

James Smallwood settled in the Zachia Hundred Area of the County. The first mention of him is found in the Maryland Land Warrants, Annapolis. He is in the index of Early Settlers of Maryland, 1633-1680, which says that he immigrated in 1664. His wife Hester was transported in 1650 to Anne. She was probably brought from England by her parents. In 1677, James bought 200 acres of land
from John Duglas called "Welcome". In 1675 James was a member of Godfrey's Rangers, protecting western limits of settlement along Piscataway Creek. In 1680 he was appointed Post for Charles County. He received a 75-acre grant in 1681 next to the lands of Edmond Lyndsey and Ralph Shaw, called "Eltham". In 1687 he purchased 300 acres from Edmond Lindsey called "May Day", and in 1688
he purchased "Tatshall" from Cornelius Maddock and his wife, as well as 110 acres called "Park Hall." In 1694, James received a warrant for 1000 acres, which he called "Batchelor's Hope". In 1696 he received 400 acres, called "Bayne". He was involved in the Orange Rebellion in 1688 and 1689, and many times acted as liaison with the Indians. From 1692 until his death, he represented Charles County in the Maryland Assembly.
In 1704, Colonel Smallwood visited Conoy Island at Point of Rocks in the Potomac River, reported that he had been informed of a "great Mortality" among the Indians there, which was supposed to be due to an epidemic of small-pox. He had lived more or less among the native Indians, trading with them and acquiring their language and confidence. Soon he became an intermediary between them and the Proprietary Government. In 1692 he was chosen as assemblyman for Charles County. During the session he became a member of several of the committees of importance, notably those on credentials, addresses and the introduction of new members to the Upper House. He introduced in the Lower House, a bill for the "establishment of the Protestant religion into the Colony." He was a firm believer in free schools and became a considerable contributor to their support.

From Maryland genealogies:
An indication of Hester's family name may be found in the following record: Apr. 18, 1677. James Smallwood, Charles County, showed the judge that John Evans, "his brother" of said county, dec'd had died intestate and prayed that the goods and chattels of said dec'd be committed to him. (test. proc. lib. 9, fo. 59) The inventory indicated an unmarried man. No wife appears in the records of the settlement. The probability becomes strong that John Evans was a brother of James's wife Hester. On May 19, 1651 one John Nicholls of Charles County made gift of a cow to John Evans, son of William Evans, dec'd, whose widow John Nicholls had married. If William Evans brought wife and two children, John and Hester, to the province in 1650 and died before May 19, 1651 he would have had slight opportunity for taking up land, and while the process seems irregular, James Smallwood in 1666 might be allowed to take land for Hester's importation which no one had yet claimed.
Hester was the mother of James's eleven children. She was still living on Aug. 9, 1692 on which date James Smallwood and Hester, his wife, sued Thomas Fowlkes for slander. (La Plata, Lib. R. No. 1, fol. 456) She apparently died before Mch. 20, 1693 as she was not mentioned in her son John's will. Maj. James Smallwood in January and May, 1695 was the admr. of Robert Thompson, Jr. dec'd, having intermarried Mary, relict of the dec'd.
Col. James Smallwood's will dated Sept. 16, 1712, prob. in Charles County, Jan. 12, 1714/15. His wife Mary was names as extx. He names children James, Thomas, Prier, and Leadstone Smallwood, and Mary Tayler and Sarah More. Aside from these children Col. James had five other sons, three and probably four of whom had predeceased him. A fifth son was for some reason not named though he lived until 1737.

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Luckett Sarah Hines [Female] d. AFT 1738 Charles Co. Maryland

Samuel Luckett is probably not Sarah's father. Unless he was married earlier and Elizabeth is his second wife. There is not much good information about Sarah.

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Luckett Samuel [Male] b. 1650 Kent, England - d. 18 JUL 1705 Charles Co. MD

Newman's "The Lucketts of Portobacco" (1938) states that the surname Luckett comes from the name Luke. Luckett is said to be of Norman-French origin, and legend tells that one Locard went to England with William the Conqueror in 1066. The most common derivatives of the name are Luckett and Lockett, both surnames that were common in Kent, England as early as the 1530s.

Marcelle D. Hoskins's "Samuel Luckett of Maryland: Some of His Descendants" (1990), which is lifted largely from "The Lucketts of Portobacco" by Harry W. Newman (Washington, 1938), contains the following:
"The first record of our immigrant ancestor, Samuel Luckett, which we have found, dates 1678, when he received 830 pounds of tobacco for his participation in the Nanticoke War. Man power was not conscripted for this war and we surmise that only young, adventurous men served. This would provide a basis for estimating Samuel's age; therefore, an estimate might place his birth about the year 1650. No ship's passenger list has been located which shows Samuel's arrival in this country.
No record has been found telling us that Samuel Luckett applied for his 50 acres of land which was due each settler upon declaring his intent to make his home in Maryland. An assumption could be that he paid his own way to Maryland. Newman has suggested that Samuel may have been sent by his father to promote the family business in London and/or Bristol.
In March 1684, at Port Tobacco, Maryland, Samuel witnessed the will of his neighbor, Colonel William Chandler, an early and wealthy planter, who had migrated from Virginia. In August of that same year, he purchased from William Smoot of Wicomico, for 5000 pounds of tobacco, the tract of land 'Johnson's Royke', formerly laid out for George Goodrick.
Samuel Luckett was married to Elizabeth Hussey, widow of John Gardiner, ca 1684. On 24 Nevember 1683, she had been granted letters of adminstration on the estate of her deceased husband. At the Perogative Court held in Charles County, Maryland, during 1684, '...appeared Samuel Luckett of Charles County who intermarried with the relict and administrator of John Gardiner and showeth that he never intermarried with goods...'
..."Among the records in the Archives of Maryland can be found many land transactions attributed to Samuel Luckett. In the year 1696, the record shows that he was a member of the Provincial Court and signed a petition to the King of England [William III] as a civil officer of Charles County. This would establish him as member of the Church of England since beginning with the reign of William and Mary, all members of the Catholic faith were barred from holding office.
At the time of Samuel Luckett's death he owned at least 1100 acres of land which were willed to his three oldest sons, Samuel, Thomas, and Ignatius, and his wife; he gave Elizabeth a tract of land called 'Smoot's Chance', and to the youngest son, Thomas Hussey, who had become the beneficiary of his grandfather Hussey, he gave Personalty. The residue of his estate was bequeathed to his wife and children which included 'money due to me in England and elsewhere...'"

Samuel Luckett's Will:
"In the name of God, Amen. I, Samuel Luckett of Charles County in the province of Maryland, being very weak in body but in perfect sense of sound mind disposeing memory, do make this my last will and testament in manner and forme following, herby revoking and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made.
First, I bequeath my soul to God that give it trusting in the alone merits of my blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ for full and free pardon of all my sins, my body to the earth from whence it came to have a decent and Christian burial at the discretion of my executors hereafter named. Imprimis. I will that what debts oweing from me by law or convenience be lawfully answered and paid.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my loving wife one tract of parcel of land situate in Port Tobacco commonly known by the name Smoot's Chance with all house and appurtenances thereunto belonging containing one hundred and fifty acres more or less and an old negro called Hercules, a negro boy called Peter, a negro girl called Betty.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my eldest son Samuel Luckett one tract or parcel of land commonly known by the name of Hussey's Discovery containing two hundred acres more or less. I likewise give him, the said Samuel, a negro woman named Jenny aged twenty or there abouts, two feather beds, two blanketts, one rugg or quilt, one boulster, two pillows, six cows, six sows, and one boar, and an equal part of the moneys due me in England or elsewhere with what other movables not mentioned, my loving wife's thirds being first deducted.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Thomas one parcel or tract of land situate and lying near a place called Quantiquott containing five hundred acres more or less, likewise, a negro man called Marke aged thirty odd, two feather beds, two blanketts, one rugg and quilt, one boulster, two pillows, six cows, six sows and one boar, and an equal part of the moneys due me in England or elsewhere with what other movables not mentioned, my loving wife's thirds first being deducted.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Ignatius one parcel or tract of land containing one hundred acres more or less commonly known by the name Thompson's Square, two negro women called Margaret and Ann, two feather beds, two blanketts, one rugg or quilt, one boulster, two pillows, six cows, six sows and one boar, and an equal part of the moneys due to me in England or elsewhere with what other moveables not mentioned, my loving wife's thirds being first deducted.
Item. I give and bequeath to my youngest son Thomas Hussey Luckett a negro man named Jack and a negro woman, his wife, called Sarah, two feather beds, two blanketts, one rugg or quilt, one boulster, two pillows, six cows, six sows and one boar, and an equal part of the moneys due to me in England or elsewhere with what other moveables not mentioned, my loving wife's third being first deducted.
Item. My intent is and I bequeath to every(one) of those to whome I given any female negroes to have not only them but their increase to them and their heirs forever.
Item. In case many of my sons before mentioned shall die before they or any of them respectively shall either arrive to sufficient age or one and twenty, or dye without lawful issue then their and every part of their respective descendants to be equally divided amongst the survivors.
Item. To my before mentioned son Samuel I give and bequeath one tract or parcel of land containing one hundred and fifity acres lying and being adjacent to the land formerly known to be Capt. Jonas Fendall's and now adjoining to the widdow Elizabeth Hawkins.
Lastly I do herby constitute and appoint my dear and loving wife and my eldest son Samuel Luckett to be my joint executors for the executing of my last will and testament and nothing to be done unless jointly consented to by both parties. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty-fifth day of March Anno Domini one thousand and seven hundred and five.
Samuel (his mark) Luckett
Witnesses: Phillip Briscoe, Joseph Venom, Michl Waterer

The inventory of Samuel's estate was appraised Aug. 23, 1705 by Capt. Phillip Briscoe and Michl Martin. This appraisal also names Samuel's date of death as April 23, 1705. It is a very large estate worth over 500 Pounds. Included in the appraisal are 7 negro slaves and 8 white or mulatto indentured servants, all valued at 253 Pounds.
The Roby (Robey) records show Sarah Hines Luckett as daughter of Samuel Luckett. What proof?

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Barfield Richard [Male] b. ABT 1662 Nansemond Co. Virginia - d. 1759 Duplin Co., North Carolina

In his will dated 1759, Richard Barfield lists children Henry, Jesse, LeBeth, Cattren, An, and Solomon.
The will was registered in Duplin Co. NC.

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Williams John [Male] b. 1650 Chowan District, North Carolina - d. 9 MAR 1690 Bertie, North Carolina

John's will was dated Mar 13, 1745 and probated January 1758 in Bertie County, North Carolina.

Excerpts from Herring Tidbits II by James M. Grimwood:
John Williams of Virginia bought land in Chowan County, NC but did not move until about 1714. In April of that year he acquired land on Horse Print Branch including houses and he and wife Anna changed address about 1716, daughter Ann and husband Samuel Herring soon followed.
On October 11, 1716 John Williams, weaver, gave his daughter Ann Herring 150 acres on Horse Sprint Branch with the provision in the deed which blocked sale, lease or mortgage by her husband Samuel. Ann Williams Herring still lived there years later with many of activities connected with the Williams.

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Jordan Anna [Female] b. ABT 1617 England - d. 29 OCT 1669 Ipswich, Mass

Anna's name appears as "Hannah" in some records.

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West William [Male] b. 1634 - d. 2 OCT 1708 Isle of Wight Co., Virginia

e on earth, & being desirous to settle things in order do make this my Last will & Testament in manner, & forme following: This is to say, first & principally, I do comment my soul to Almighty God my Creator assuredly believing that I shall receive full pardon & free remision of all my sins & be saved by the precious death, & merritts of my blessed saviour, & Redeemer Christ Jesus, & my body to the Earth, from whence it was taken, to be buried in such decent & Christian manner, as to be Exex hereafter named shall be thought meet & Convenient. And for what worldly estate the Lord in Mercy hath lent me, my Will & meaning is, that same shall be Imployed, as hereafter by this Will expressed, & first I do revoke, renounce, frustrate, & make void, all Wills by me formerly made, & declare, & appoint this my Last Will & Testament: Itt: I Give & devise unto my sonns WILLIAM WEST & RICHD WEST, all that my Land lying between WM GREENs & ROBT BAGNALLs itt being one hundred acres (more or less) for & dureing their natural lives equally to be devided betweene them my son WILLIAM to have that part of the land next to WM GREENs, & after their decease, to the heires of their bodyes lawfully begotten for Ever. Item: I Give & devise unto my son ROBT WEST, one part of a parcell of Land which I purchased of Capt WM OLDIS beginning at a white Oak, in a little branch & soe downe the little Branch to a long branch, & soe downe the Indian path to Capt APPELWHAITEs Line, & soe along Capt APPLEWHAITEs line Eastward unto WM WESTRAWs Coner tree, & soe along the said line to the first station for & dureing his Natural life, & after his decease unto the heires of his body Lawfully begotten for Ever. Item: I Give & devise my sons WM WEST & RICHD WEST the remainder of the aforesd land bought of CAPT WM OLDIS Lyeing on the South side of the Indian path beginning at Round hill, & runing up Coll NORSWORTHYs line to the Indian path, & soe from Round hill along Coll PITTs line to Capt APPLEWHAITEs line to the Indian path, for & during their natural lives, equally to be devided beyweene them & after their decease unto the heires of their bodys Lawfully begotten for Ever. Item: I give & devise unto my son ROB WEST the Land whereon he now liveth which I bought of Mr JOHN MARSHALL the older it being about one hundred sixty acres for & during his natural life, & after his decease unto the heires of his Body Lawfully begotten for Ever. Item: I give & devise unto my son ROBT WEST the land whereon I now live, after my wives decease for & dureing his natural life, & after his decease unto the heires of his body Lawfully begotten for Ever. Item: I give & bequeath unto my sons WM WEST, & RICHD WEST my mill with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging, for & during their natural lives, the profits thereof, to be equally devided between them, and the charges thereof, to be equally devided borne between them, & after their decease unto the heires of theire body's Lawfully begotten for Ever. Item: I Give & bequeath unto my daughter MARY GREEN my Indian Girl called PINKE for & during the Natural Life of the sd MARY & after her decease unto the heires of her body Lawfully begotten for Ever. Item: I Give & bequeath unto my son WM WEST my Indian Girl called ROSE, for & dureing his natural Life, & after his decease unto the heires of his body Lawfully begotten for Ever. Item: I Give & bequeath unto my Loving Wife, my negroes TONY, JACK, & my Indian woman PEGG, soe long as she shall Live a Widdow but if she marry, or dye, then I give my negroe TONY unto my son RICHD WEST & to the heires of his body Lawfully begotten for Ever. And my Negroes JACK unto my son ROBT WEST, & the heires of his body Lawfully begotten for Ever. And my Indian Woman PEGG unto my daughter REBECKAH WEST, and the heires of her body Lawfully begotten for Ever. Item: I give & bequeath unto my Loving Wife, & my daughter REBECKAH WEST, all the rest of my personal Estate whatsoever, or wheresoever to be equally devided, between my said Loving wife, my whole, & sole Exex of this my Last will, & Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand, & seal the day and year above written
Signed, sealed & declared by Mr WM WILLIAM W WEST
WEST to be his last Will & Testament his marke
in the presents of us whose names are hereunderwritten
his marke
his marke
Proved in open cort held for the Isle of
Wight County the 9th of ffebry 17??
to be the last Will & Testament of Mr WEST by the oaths of all the Witnesses
Ordered to Record

Test: CH. CHAPMAN Cl Cr"
(Record of Wills, Deeds, Etc., Vol. 2, 1661-1719, pp. 490-491)

William West was a man of considerable means which is shown in patents for more than 4000 acres in 1663-1665. He also participated in Bacon's Rebellion; the West family strongly opposed Governor Berkeley during BACON"S REBELLION, because Henry West, father of the family, had been barbarously murdered by the Indians and William West, his son took up arms and headed a force which marched against Berkeley's troops, but was captured. William West escaped and evidently ** was afterwards pardoned. He married, first, REBECCA, daughter of ROBERT BRASWELL, the Minister, but the wife mentioned in his will in 1708 was Martha (?). Following William's pardon, we next find him purchasing the original Bracewell mill from Rebecca's brother, Richard, along with the adjacent dam, pool, and two acres of land. West stayed in close proximity to Rebecca's sister, Jane, and their brother, Richard, as evidenced by a series of deeds of land from the 1690's from the Blackwater Swamp area in the lower parish of Isle of Wight County.

Note: . He escaped from prison and a petition for his reprieve was circulated by his brother, Henry WEST, in Oct. of 1677. It was signed by 88 people (almost half the inhabitants of Isle of Wight Co.). Among the signers were his brothers-in-law, James BAGNALL and Richard BRASWELL. Henry WEST, in the petition, stated:

"Petition of His Majesties most loyal and obedient subjects of
Isle of Wight to his Majesties Commissioners, in behalf of William
WEST, a rebel absconding, who took up arms against the Indians by
whom his father had been most barbarously murdered, was taken
prisoner and carried aboard a ship, from hence to prison and was
condemned to death, but has made his escape and as yet has not been
found. We pray for his life and the restitution of his estate to his wife
and children." (Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight County Virginia
by John Bennett Boddie.)

The petition apparently was granted.

Isle of Wight Deed Book 1
Wm. West, Sr. and wife Rebeccah, for 2500 lbs. tbco. sell to Anthony Herring of L.P. 200 acres of land on Blackwater adj. John Smith and Will Westwray, being part of land pur. from said W. West and Wm. Oldis adj. Nosworthy's and John Smith's line. 28 Apl. 1694

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Braswell Rebecca [Female] b. ABT 1627 Isle of Wight Co., Virginia - d. 1700 Isle of Wight Co., Virginia

Name spelled "Bracewell" in many records......??

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West John Henry [Male] b. 3 OCT 1603 England - d. 1 JUL 1647 Isle of Wight Co., Virginia

Bacon's Rebellion:
John Henry West immigrated from England 1622 on board the MARGARET AND JOHN.
During the Bacon Rebellion the West family was greatly opposed to Berkley, because John Henry West, father of the family, had been murdered by the Indians.
The son of Henry West married Rebecca Bracewell, the daughter of the Reverend Robert Bracewell, the minister. William and his men got up a force of men and marched against Berkley's forces. He had planned to surprise the governor, but he himself was surprised and captured by Berkley's troops. William Bracewell was taken aboard a ship and was condemned to death. He managed to escape and his brother, a planter in Virginia petitioned the king for pardon for William and himself, as they had been tried by a council of war. The request was granted and William Bracewell were allowed to return to America with their families. Jane Bracewell, daughter of the Reverend Robert Bracewell, married Robert Stokes who was captured in the Bacon rebellion and hanged. The early Braswells suffered for their country.(SOUTHERN FAMILIES by John Bennettt Boddie, page 87.)

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Bracewell Robert [Male] b. ABT 1600 London, England - d. 5 MAY 1668 Isle of Wight Co., Virginia

The following is from "THE LINEAGE OF JACOB THOMAS BRASWELL". The Braswell story, as it is presently known, began in the City of London, England, over three hundred years ago. there a certain Richard Bracewell lived in the year 1612 when a son, Robert , was born. "Nothing is known of the family prior to this date except that they and others of the name in England were said to have fled from Scotland during a rebellion against tyrannical rule. At the age of fifteen, young Robert Bracewell was sent to Oxford University to be educated for the ministry. Records of Colonial Virginia show that Robert Bracewell, son of Richard Bracewell of London, Gentleman, entered Hart Hall, Oxford University, Feb 22, 1627 at the age of fifteen and graduated with an AB degree Nov 3, 1631. this information has been certified of recent years by an Oxford Registrar. (Henning 1, 378 ) (The Braswell family, by Elizabeth B. Pearsall).

"A period of almost twenty years elapses before Robert Bracewell is heard from again. During the latter part of this period, England and Scotland were passing through a very difficult time under Charles I, who was determined as his father, James I, had been to force the Anglican form of worship on the Puritans of England and the Presbyterians of Scotland. As a result, both England and Scotland were in a constant statte of rebellion and Civil War.
Many prominent churchmen were forced to flee to other countries for safety. During the Cromwellian rebellion and subsequent rule (16 40-1661), many Royalists fled England and Scotland. Most of these refugees settled in the colonies in America.

" The circumstances which resulted in Robert Bracewell's coming to Virginia are not known, but when he appeared in the Isle of Wight, Va. some time prior to 1649, he was an Episcopal Clergyman."

"The first time his name is found in the records of colonial Va. was when he was witness to an agreement between Ambrose Bennett and Thomas Webb for the use of a mill and adjacent land, April 29, 16 50. (Deed Book 1, page 426).

"When Captain John Upton made his will in Jan. 1651, he mentioned three hundred acres of land he had sold to Mr. Robert Bracewell. (Will and Admin. Book A, pages 32-33.)

"As water was a most important means of transportation in colonial times, most of the early settlers established themselves on some body or stream of water. So too, Robert Bracewell's plantation was located on the Blackwater River some miles south of the James City River and the Colonial town of Jamestown, a few miles north of where the town of Smithfield, Va., now stands."

"Robert Bracewell's pastorate, known as Lawne;s Creek Parish, was in the vacinity of the present boundary line between Surry and Isle of Wight counties.
the name of Lawne's Creek was changed in 1737 to Southward (Today this church is known as the 'Old Brick Church' and is about 5 miles south of Smithfield, Va. on Route 10.)

"In 1653, the Rev. Robert Bracewell was elected to the House of Burgesses of Virginia. At this period in history, separation of church and state was the subject of much agitation in both Europe and America.

"According to therecords of the 1653 Sessions of the House of Burgesses, "It is ordered that Mr. Robert Bracewell, Clark(cleric), be suspended since it is unpresidential and may produce bad consequences." (Henning 1, page 378) If clergymen were not allowed to hold political office, it seems odd that he was elected in the beginning.

"Whether the Rev. Robert Bracewell was a wealthy man before coming to Virginia, or whether he accumulated his wealth after coming to this country has not been established, but at the time of his death in 1668, he was the possessor of considerable property.

"He was referred to in the William and Mary Quarterly, volumn 7, as a 'Notable minister," (The Braswell Family, by Elizabeth B. Pearsall.)

"Robert Bracewell's will was made Feb. 15, 1667 and is one of the earliest recorded wills in this Country. It is to be found in Deed and Will Book 1, page 9, of the Isle of Wight records of Virginia.

"In his will, Robert Bracewell directed that his two underage sons, Robert Jr. and Richard, were to receive the bulk of his estate and were to share the 700 acre home plantation and 600 acres on the Nansemond River. they were to share also in his new mill when it was finished.

"he named his two friends and neighbors, Mr. George Gwillen (Welsh for Williams) and Mr. Richard Izard, to act as guardians for the children, each to receive forty shillings with which to buy himself a ring. He futher directed that his two sons be put to school to learn to read and write.

"His three married daughters, Jane Stokes, REBECCA WEST, and Ann Bagnall, were to receive three cows each and an indentured sevant, Elizabeth Hall ws to receive a heifer when she became free. Seven of his friends were to receive one cow each and his son-in-law, William West, a cow and a yearlling.

"Included in the inventory of his property were sixty-three head of livestock, a servant boy, a library worth 500 pounds of tobacco, a sloop, silverward, and numerous articles of clothing and household furnishings. The total value of his estate was given at 35,800 pounds of tobacco (will and Deed Book 1, page 55)

"From an accounting of his estate rendered on Jan. 10, 1669/70 and signed by Richard and Rebecca Izard, it appears that Mr. Izard, who owned the adjoining plantation, must have performed his duties as guardian in a very satisfactory manner indeed. (Will and Deed Book 1, page 28)

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Whitehead Elizabeth [Female] b. 1712 Virginia - d. 1790 Duplin Co. NC

From Duplin County NC website:
Sons of American Revolution
Announce a dedication/marking ceremony for Revolutionary War Patriots Graves.
Elizabeth Whitehead Grimes, wife of Hugh Grimes, mother of James, Joseph and Sampson, is listed in "Women Patriots of the American Revolution: a biographical dictionary" by Charles E. Claghorn and on the payroll voucher list for the July 1783 to 19th of March 1784 for the comptrollers office as receiving pay vouchers for supplying provisions for the army.

Elizabeth is buried in the Branch-Grimes cemetery in Duplin Co. NC.

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