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

Ethel [Female] b. 1893 Oklahoma - d. 1973 Oklahoma

Birth and death dates taken from Woodlawn cemetery records, Claremore, OK.

There were 48 Ethels born in 1893 in Oklahoma. No luck on maiden name.

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Grady William [Male] b. ABT 1680 County Donegal, Ireland - d. 1713

The Grady family of North Carolina descended directly from William Grady, who emigrated from Donegal County, Ireland, sometime near the close of the 17th century and settled first in Bertie Co, NC. He married Anne, daughter of Richard Barfield of Virginia, and is supposed to have moved into Lenoir County (Dobbs), sometime about the year 1730 or later, where he died. Little is known of this first of the Grady Family in North Carolina. We have no record of any child, except John, who was born in 1704, and died in 1787." (from John Grady (1710-1787) of Dobbs and Duplin by Benjamin Grady) (SHARON JONES AT

June 30, 1718 Wm Grady received 50 acres in Deep Creek, Bertie County from James Rutland.

Another source:
Wayne County, NC - Heritage Series - The Grady Family of Duplin

"Our Heritage" By Claude Moore

The Grady name was originally O'Grady and at an earlier time it was Gradha, meaning noble. The O'Grady's were Celtic, came originally from Spain and were descendants of King Milesius of Spain. In Ireland they were descendants of King Brian Boru (1002 A.D.) who was king of Ireland and was killed by the Vikings. The first Grady to come to America was William Grady of Donegal County, Ireland, who came to Virginia and then to Bertie County, N.C., in 1717 and much later to that part of Craven County which became Lenoir.
William Grady married Anne Barfield, the daughter of Richard Barfield of Virginia, and had at least one son John Grady (1710-1787). John Grady was married in 1733 to Mary Whitfield, the daughter of William and Elizabeth Goodman Whitfield of Dobbs County. This William Whitfield was the forebear of all the Whitfields in Wayne and Duplin, so that makes all the Gradys and Whitfields kin. John Grady received a grant of land in 1739 on Burntcoat Swamp on the Northeast River and the present B.F. Grady School in on this tract.
John and Elizabeth Grady had the following 11 children: Mary Grady who married Henry Goodman, lived on the Neuse River and had six children; William Grady (1735-1803), soldier of the American Revolution, who married and had nine children, two of whom married Outlaws; John Grady, who may have been the John Grady who was the only patriot killed at the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge February 27, 1776, married and had four children; Charity Grady who married a Mr. Herring and had six children; Anne Grady who married a Mr. Croom and had two children; Alexander Grady (1744-1821) soldier of the American Revolution, married Anna Thomas (1746-1825), lived in Duplin and had 10 children; Frederick Grady (1753-1818) soldier of the American Revolution who married Elizabeth Durham, lived in Duplin, had 12 children; Lewis Grady, no record; Elizabeth Grady (died 183O) who married Captain James Outlaw; a daughter who married William Laws; and Margaret Grady who married Isaac Dawson.
The grandchildren of John and Elizabeth Grady married into the Outlaw, Whitfield, Kornegay, O'Daniel, Barfield, Herring, and Williams families. Some of the decendants settled in Duplin and others moved to Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, and some other states.
Many of the descendants come back to the Grady-Outlaw family reunion. One of the descendants, Durham Grady (born 1776) married Susan Slocumb, the daughter of the famous Mary Hooks Slocumb of Mount Olive who is believed to have made the herioric ride to Moore's Creek Battle in 1776. Several of the Grady family fought in the War of 1812, and many served in the Confederate Army.
One of the descendants, William Henry Grady (1841-1921), farmer and school master, married Emmaline Simmons and lived at plantation called "Waterloo" near Albertson, and they were the parents of Albert Sidney Grady, lawyer and mayor of Mount Olive, Zebulon Vance Grady, Emmaline Grady, Raphael Semmes Grady, Foutaine Maury Grady, Preston A. Grady, Maud Grady, and Malcolm Laurens Grady, all deceased. The first four were named for Confederate heroes.
Another distinguished member of the Grady family was the late Honorable Benjamin Franklin Grady (1831-1867), a son of Alexander Outlaw Grady (1800-1867) and Anne Sloan Grady. Two of his brothers, William and Lewis, were killed in the Confederate Army. B.F. Grady was graduated from the University of North Carolina and was teaching at the University of Texas when he joined the Confederate Army.
He married 1) Olivia Hamilton 2) Mary Charlotte Bizzell of Clinton. He had one son by his first wife and 11 children by his second wife. All are now deceased. The oldest son by his second wife was the late Judge Henry A. Grady of Clinton. B.F. Crady was known far and wide for his great mind and scholarship. He was a teacher, county supt. of schools of Duplin, and a member of Congress, 1890-1894. While living in Turkey, N.C. in 1898, he wrote the book "The Case of the South Against the North."
The Gradys have been great friends of our family all during the years, and on two occasions I have made the address at the Grady-Outlaw reunion.

(Source of data: From the late Ben Grady and Judge Henry A. Grady)


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Herring Anthony [Male] b. 1648 Isle of Wight Co., Virginia - d. 1715 Isle of Wight, VA

Isle of Wight Deeds, Wills-Great Book Vol. 2 1715-1726 p. 9
p. 490 28 May 1722....Henry West of the lower parish to John Westrya of the same...100 acres in the lower parish adjoining William Westray, Anthony Herring, the Indian Path and Thomas Applewhaite (being part of a patent for 700 acares dated 5 Dec 1685 and was taken out of "the great patent" for 2050 acres granted William Oldis and Robert Ruffen.
Wit; Arthur Smith, Richard Pope and George Williamson
Rec: 24 Sep 1722 Henry (X) West

To some extent, Anthony is more mysterious than his father John.
The latter did leave a will naming a son; the former, evidently, did
not make a will and name anybody. Yet there is enough documentary
and circumstantial evidence, albiet sparse, to link Anthony as the
probable 2nd generation forebear of those who follow in this work.


In April 1694 Anthony of Lower Parish of Isle of Wight paid 2500 pounds of
tobacco to William West and wife Rebecca for 200 acres on Blackwater River
land in Lower Parish adjacent to John Smith and Will Westway.
Isle of Wight Co. Quit Rent (yearly property tax) Roll of 1714 list Anthony
paying tax on 200 acres. Anthony died sometime between then and the 1820
census. He did not leave a will.
One deed cites some family relationships and others suggest it. There were
several males in the family and not enough land to go around so John and
Samuel left for Chowan Co. NC. His son Anthony remained in I of W for close
to 20 years after his brothers went to NC but in this time left links to
brothers Abraham and Daniel and then when moving to NC with John and Samuel.
These brothers as records show, clustered together, moved together, signed
documents together.

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Giles Elizabeth [Female] b. 1732 - d. AFT 1793 North Carolina

John Keathley Sr, wrote his will on the 20th of Mar 1793 and it was recorded January 1794 in Wayne County, North Carolina. He gave most of his estate to his wife, Elizabeth. His wife was bequeathed the choice of the feather beds and family belongings. She was to receive half of the kitchen furniture during her remaining life. He gave one feather bed and furniture to his son, Jonathon Sr., after his wife, Elizabeth, passed away. He gave the same to his son, John Jr.
Richard, the first born, was given all the land and property after Elizabeth passed away.

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Chavez Alexander [Male] b. 8 FEB 1876 Texas - d. 15 MAY 1954 San Antonio, TX

1880 Bexar Co. TX census:
Marie A Chavez......33......Mexico
E ? Chavez.........6.......TX
Alejandro Chavez.....4.......TX

1910 Bexar Co. TX census:
Alex Chavez......34.....TX
Ida Chavez......21......TX ?
Allen Chavez......2......TX.....daughter

1920 Bexar Co. TX census:
Alex J Chavez.....42......TX
Ida Chavez......33.....TX
Aleen Chavez.....12.....TX
Alex Chavez......3......TX

1930 Bexar Co. TX census:
Alex Chavez......53.....TX
Ida Chavez......43......TX
Alex Chavez.....14.....TX

1940 Bexar Co. TX census:
Alex Chavez.....64......TX
Ida Chavez......54......TX
Alex Chavez Jr.....24.....TX
Winnie Chavez.....24.....TX.....daughter-in-law

Alexander's parents were listed on his death certificate. No other info on his father.
And his occupation - Restaurant Manager

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Grigsby James [Male] b. 10 NOV 1748 Virginia - d. FEB 1835 Bledsoe Co, TN

DAR Patriot Index:
Grigsby, James:..b..11-10-1748..VA..d..2--1835..TN..m (1) Frances (Franky) Porter..(2) Mrs Rebecca Wallace (3) Mary Ann Mondon....PS VA...(Patriotic Service)

According to "Tennessee Cousins", James Grigsby ran an "ordinary" meaning tavern, and this may have been after he was married the 3rd time. Before that, he is found in Virginia.

Etchinson, John and Samuel are listed with his 2nd wife, Rebecca Anderson.

He had 7 more children after age 57 years old with his 3rd wife, Mary Ann Mondon:
Mondoner, William , James, Louis, Wilkerson, Newton, and Calvin.

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Johnson Herbert E. [Male] b. 28 NOV 1894 Texas - d. 30 DEC 1977 Wickenberg, Arizona

1930 Kerrville, Texas census:
Herbert E Johnson ........35......TX
Helen F Johnson.........28....... OK
Emma J Johnson.......... 5....... OK
Betty J Johnson...........3 ..........TX
Idus Johnson............31.............TX..... brother
Fred Pope..............20............... OK...... nephew

1940 Graham, AZ census:
Herbert E Johnson......39.....TX
Helen F Johnson......37......OK
Emma Joy Johnson......15...OK
Betty Jean Johnson......13......TX
Mrs J A Johnson......86.....TN.....mother.....widow

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Vawter Cintha Caroline [Female] b. 12 JAN 1806 Elbert Co, GA - d. 19 JUL 1890 Paden, Tishomingo Co. MS

Information on this line given by Mary Wallace, a g.g. granddaughter.

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Vawter Wilber Willis [Male] b. 16 NOV 1889 Indiana - d. MAY 1969 Indiana

1920 Marion, IN census:
William W Vawter.......30.....IN
Catherine Vawter......24....IN
Willis W Vawter......5......IN
Mary L Vawter.....59.....IN......mother....widow

1930 Marion, IN census:
Wilbur Vawter......40......IN
Freda Vawter......30.....IN

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Poyner Peter [Male] b. 1682 Norfolk, VA - d. 22 JUN 1758 Currituck County, NC

Database: North Carolina Census, 1790-1890
State: NC
County: Currituck County
Township: Early Tax List
Year: 1715

Peter Piner (Poyner)
June 22, 1758 - Dec. Court 1758
In the name of God Amen the Twenty Second day of June one Thousand Seven hundred and fifty Eight. I Peter POYNER of the County of Currituck in the province of North Carolina Planter Being weak in body but of Sound mind memory thanks be Given to god therefore Calling to mind the mortality of my Body and Knowing that it si appointed for all men once to dye Dow make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to Say Principalley and first of all I Give and Recommend my Soul into the hands of God who gave it me and my body I Recomend to the Earth to be buried in Decent Cristian Burial at the Descresion of my Executors and as Touching Such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased god to bless me with in this Life I Give and Dispose of the Same in the Following manner and Form softh [soforth?] Vyz --
Imprimis} I Leave to my well Beloved Wife Sophia PINER Two Cows and Calves And the halfe of my sheep also all hur maden Estate Had? by hur & I and Bequeath to my Son peter PINER what things he has had to him and his heirs for Ever.
I give and Bequeath my Son Joel PINER one percel of Land whereon he now lives Beginning at Nathan PINERs line and Running to Benjamin PINERs Line Contaning Twenty acers more or Less to him And his heirs for Ever. Also one Saddel one Feather Bead he has in his possession and all the Cattel and hoggs he has in his marke also Twenty Shillings proclamation money.
I Give and Bequeath to my Son Benjamin PINER one plantation Caled by the name of Beach Ridge to him and his heirs for Ever also one Feather Bead and Furnetur he has in his possession and all the Cattel and hoggs he has in his marke also Two mears he has in possion also Twenty Shillings proclamation money and my grate Coat.
I Give and Bequeath to my Son Nathan PINER the plantation I now live on Containing the quanty mentioned in his Deed of Gift to him and his heirs For Ever Also one Feather Bead he Sleeps on and Furnetur and one par of Large Silyards and one hand mill also Three Choats mears and one horse also one Grinston and all the Cattel and hoggs he has in his marke and one Case and Bottels also my Largist Brass Cittel and one ____ Sadel and bridel. Also my Green purs? and what money is in it also one old mar. Also Five pound proclamation money [smudge] one pewter Bason also all the Emty Casks Boath hogsheds and Barrels and one gunn and one Iron pott all my axes howes and plows two Iron wedges also one Stone Jugg & one par of Fier Tongs--Turn over
Brought over--
Item - I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Sophia BARCO Twenty Shillings proclamation money.
Item - I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Mary MERCER Twenty Shillings proclamation money.
Item - I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Ester SALYER Twenty Shillings proclamation money.
Item - I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Abia PINER Twenty Shilling proclamation money also one feather Bead and furnetur also what Cattel is in hur mark and one pewter Dish.
Item - I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Kiziah PINER one bead and Furnetur also the linning wheel she Spins on also one Chist and one Bason also Twenty Shillings proclamation money.
Item - I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Gemima PARKER one linning Wheel Also Twenty Shillings proclamation money.
Item- my Will and Desiar is that after my Deceas all my Debts and Leqeses be paid and the Remainder of my Estate be Equally Devided Amongst my Children and Further I Dow Appoint Constitute and ordain my Son Nathan PINER hole and Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament Revokin all other will or Wills Before made Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last will And testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the Day and year Above Written.
/s/ Peter [his PP marke] PINER seal

Signed sealed and Delivered In the presents of Us
William BRAY}
Joshua BALL } Jurat [listed as Joseph BALL in the probate record]
Reuben BALL}

Memorandum that Gemimah PARKER was Interlined between the Thirteenth? & Fourteenth lines above mentioned & Son Nathan POYNER Between the Seventeenth & Eighteenth Lines above before the Sealing and Ratification & Confirming these presents in the Presence of us the Subscribing Evidences.

North Carolina } At a County Court begun opened and held at the Courthouse for the
Currituck County} said County on the third Tuesday in December Anno Domini 1758
Present His Majesty's Justices
These may Certify that William BRAY Joseph BALL and Ruben BALL the Subscribing Evidences to the annexed Will & appeared in open Court and made Oath on the Holy Evangelists that they were present and saw the Testator Peter POYNER sign Seal publish pronounce and ____ the said Testament annexed to be and contain his last Will & Testament and that he the said Testator was at the same time of sound and disposing Memory. Then appeared Nathan POYNER Executor of this Will in open Court and took the Executors Oath in due Form of Law. Orderd that the Honble Richd SPAIGHT Esq. Secretary if this Province have Notice that Letters Testamentory may issue thereon as the Law directs.
[On the back of this will is written: Peter POINER's Will; Currituck; Fees Due; Recorded in the Secrs Office in Book No 6 fo 168]
[Source: North Carolina State Archives - MARS ID: (folder)]

North Carolina Wills, 1665 - 1900
Abstract of North Carolina WIlls, 1690-1760, Surnames, O-P, Page 299

Poyner, Peter
June 22, 1758. December Court, 1758. Sons: Peter Joel, Benjamin (plantation known by the name of Beach Ridge), NATHAN.
Daughters: Sophia Barco, Mary Mercer, Ester Salyer, Abia Piner, Kiziah Poyner (or Piner), Gemima Parker. Wife: SOPHIA. Executor: NATHAN, (son).
Witnesses: WIlliam Bray, Joshua Ball, Reuben Ball. Clerk of the Court: Wm. Mearns.

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Ferris Sarah [Female] b. ABT 1773 Stamford, C.T. - d. 1849 Ohio

A Christmas card (from Grand Pa and Grand Ma Vawter) addressed to Patricia Vawter
dated 1942 had a note on the back:
Dear Patricia Jene
I am giving you my Great Grandmother's teaspoon, Sarah Wade, which is your
Great Great Great Grandmother.
(The teaspoon has been located, apparently tucked back in a drawer for 60 plus years. It is small,
very worn, and has a monogram of S W.)

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Summers John [Male] b. 3 NOV 1695 Anne Arundel Co., MD - d. 13 JAN 1769 Prince George Co. MD

Folio 456, Deed of Gift, 20 July 1723, enrolled 20 July 1723.
From: James Moore, Sr., planter of PG Co. (Prince George, Maryland).
To: John Summers, son-in-law, planter of PG CO. Part of a tract of land called Child's Portion of PG co. containing 35 acres; one coined piece of silver called six pence paid before ensealing. Signed: John Summer (mark and seal). Wit: Joseph Belt, Thomas Sprigg. (No signature of James Moore, Sr., and no acknowledgment.)

"Early Families of Southern Maryland: Volume 5, Moore, Page 225
Will of John Summers, Jr., Prince George's Co.; written August 1763; (probated?) 9 October 1769
Wife Mary, executrix
Children: James, Dent, Benjamin, Rebecca King, John, George, William, Thomas, Joseph, Mary Wheat, RACHEL JOHNSON, Ruth Riggs and Jemima Caton.
Witnesses: Nath. Magruder, James Moore, s/o Benjamin, John King Jr.
MCW XIV. 100, Wills, 37.334

Family Data Collection - Individual Records

Name: John Summers
Spouse: Mary Moore
Parents: John Summers , Rebecca Dent
Birth Place: Anne Arundel Co., All Hallows Parish, MD
Birth Date: 3 November 1690
Death Place: Prince Georges Co. MD
Death Date: 13 January 1769

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Lovelace Charles [Male] b. ABT 1735 Prince George, Maryland - d. 8 OCT 1796 Iredell Co, North Carolina
Event: Gen.Soc.of Iredell: ABT 1915

The PIONEER CERTIFICATE for Charles Lovelace states that he arrived in Iredell Co. before 1785.

"Lovelace Family Research" obtained from the Genealogical Society of Iredell Co. North Carolina - is not dated, but the latest date in it is 1915. Charles Lovelace was a large land owner. He bought 400 acres in 1784. His father and wife are not listed, only descendants. He had at least 8 children. "Sallie" was our line, born 1777, died 1852. Sallie married Asa Johnson,who was born in Maryland, 1775 and was the son of Benjamin Johnson.
Sallie (Sarah) and Asa had five children, including Asa Simpson Johnson, b 1813 m. Nancy Agnes Allison. Asa and Nancy had 8 children, #4 was Julius T who m. Emma Brown and they had eight children.
Reference: "Heritage of Iredell County - The Lovelace Family", "Marylanders to Carolina" and "Family of John Baptist and Eleanor Lovelace": See John Baptist Lovelace notes.

A portion of his Will was taken from the Iredell County, North Carolina Will Book Volume 1, page 5 dated October 8, 1796 and probated November 3, 1796.
His Executors are listed as Burgess Gaither and Jeremiah Gaither, his son-in-law married to his daughter Nelly.

"I give and bequeath unto my son, Thomas Lovelace, my mill and two hundred acres of land; I give and bequeath unto my son, Rasmus Lovelace, all the remaining tract of land I now live on and all the remaining part of my new entry that is adjoining of said tract. In addition, I bequeath to him one new saddle, one cow and six head of hogs that is running at home; I give unto my daughter Anne Lovelace, Negro Ben and one feather bed; Unto daughter, Linny Summers, Negro Bet; Unto daughter Sally Johnston, Negro Harmon and forty pounds of North Carolina currency; Unto my daughter, Nelly Gaither, Negro child Jane and thirty pounds of North Carolina currency; To David Thompson, forty pounds of North Carolina currency to be paid to him by the Executors when he reaches the age of 21 years. All the rest of my estate is to be sold to pay my debts with any remainder to be divided equally between all my children."

Charles County Deed Book O#3 1765-1775
Page 614. Lease. Mar 28, 1769 from Isaac Lovelace of Frederick County, to Thomas Robey of the county afd, for 20 [symbol for pounds], a tract of land called Jobs Comfort, lying in CC, bounded by Lovelaces Addition, containing 121 acres as per certificate dated Aug 29, 1750, and all mines excepted, gold, silver, copper, lead, tin, and iron, which excepted in the [this] case. To have and to hold to sd Robey during the natural lives of sd I Baptist Lovelace, Eleanor his wife, and Charles Lovelace, their son, paying yearly 12shillings and 1 penny to the Lord Proprietary.
Signed - Isaac Lovelace, Thomas Robey. Wit. Charles Jones, Andrew Heugh (Hughs) (Frederick County JPs).
Certified by F. Sprigg, Clk Fred Co Cur. Recorded Sep 9, 1769.

Cemetery record:
Son of John Baptist Lovelace and Elenor.

Brother of Charles, Isaac, William, Elias, Luke, Vetchel, Mary Ann Shaw, Archibald, and Millicent.

Husband of Sarah Robey.

Father of Thomas, Erasmus "Ras", Casandre "Cassie", Annie, Verlinda "Linnie" Summers, Sallie Johnson, Eleanor "Nellie" Gaither and David Thomson.
Charles Lovelace Family Cemetery
Iredell County
North Carolina, USA

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Grimes Sampson [Male] b. 8 OCT 1749 Virginia - d. MAY 1828 Duplin Co. NC

DAR Patriot Index:
Grimes, Sampson..b..8-10-1749..VA..d a.5--1828..NC..m.(1) Bethsheba WInder ..PS..NC (Patriotic Service)

From the Duplin Co. NC website:
Sons of American Revolution
Sampson Grimes born 8-10-1749 in Virginia, moved to North Carolina at age 3, died in May 1828 in Duplin County. Sampson married (1) Winifred Branch, who died before 1781, they had one child, Sarah, (2) Bethsheba Winders, they were the parents of 2 girls and 3 boys, one of whom was Jesse who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence and had a Texas County named after him. Sampson served as a Private under Capt. William Taylor and Col. James Kenan at the battle of Moore's Creek Bridge

1820 Duplin Co. NC census:
Sampson Grimes...1 male "45 & upward"...4 (foreigners ?)....1 male slave

Wills of Duplin County, NC by Murphy
pg 63 #205 Sampson GRIMES (CR 035.801.5/A-169) 27 Mar 1828, May 1828.
Son Jesse part of land; son James upper part; son William land, dau EASTER BRANCH part of land, dau Nancy Stroud & (same children named) remainder of property -- EX: son James and son-in-law Archelaeus Branch.
Wit: Jno Watkins, Th. J. Kinnear & Samuel Sullivens

Will of Sampson Grimes

In the name of God amen, I Sampson Grimes being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed by God, do this day in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Eight do publish, this my last will and Testament in manner as following, that is to say.
First I give and bequeath to my son Jesse Grimes one fourth part of my lands to be laid of at the lower part joining the land I gave him or so much thereof as to make that part equal with the rest.
Item 2 give and bequeath to my son James Grimes one fourth part of my lands to be laid off at the upper part of my lands or so much thereof including the lands that I gave him, as to make it equal with the other four, the remainder of my lands my wish is to be equally divided between my son William Grimes, and my daughter EASTER BRANCH, to be equally diveded.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Nancy Stoud and my daughter ESTER BRANCH (not a typo, name spelled both ways); and my son Jesse Grimes and my son James Grimes and my son William Grimes The remainder of my property of every kind to be equally divided amongst the five of them their Heirs or assigns forever, but each Heir shall give a fair seridul of what they have recieved, so as to make the last Item equal all to share and share alike.
My will and desire is that all my just debts shall be paid, and my body disently buried at the discretion of my Extr's. I appoint my son James Grimes and son-in-law ARCHELAUS BRANCH, Extr's to this my last will and testament. Signed this 27th day of March 1828.
Signed, published and acknowledged in the presence of - Jno Watkins, Tho J. Kinnead, Samuel Sullivens.
Sampson Grimes (seal)

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Summers John [Male] b. ABT 1665 England - d. 27 NOV 1705 Prince George Co. Maryland

Came to America 18 December 1671, "Captain John Boddy.. having transported 12 persons to Maryland to inhabit..amongst whom was John Summers...
By 1682 he was paying ground rent on 120 acres of land called Pitchcraft, on the "West side of the Patuxent River in the freshes"

1692, he testified for Edward Gold, a negro, for his freedom.
1698 served on two juries.

Will written March 1703: probated Nov 27th 1705, (name listed as Sumers)
To wife Rebecca, extrx. entire estate during widowhood; 1/3 if she marry. (She remarried Henry Mackbee)
to Dau. Sary Westly and grandson Saml. Westly, John Street and son John personalty.
Land to be divided between two sons, William and JOHN at decease of wife.
Test; Frank Pile, Thomas Underwood, Henry Boteler.

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Lovelace John Baptist [Male] b. 1712 Baltimore, Maryland - d. BEF 13 JUL 1765 Frederick, Maryland

John Baptist Lovelace lived and died in Maryland, but "Heritage of Iredell County - The Lovelace Family" mentions him because many of his family settled there. Eleanor remarried to Thomas Robey and they moved to North Carolina.

John's will dated July 13, 1765:
In the name of God Ahmaen. I, John Baptist Lovelace, Fredrik CO. in the Province of Maryland, being in perfect health and of sound mind, do make constitute, and ordain, this my last will and testament, in this manner and form following:
I. Imprimis: first and principally, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Elenor, one hundred twenty-nine (129) acres of land being part of a tract called "Hermitage", whereon I now live, and also part of the resurvey joining the aforesaid land as far as John Locklon's spring branch, during her natural life, and afterward to be divided equally between my three sons, William, Elias, and Luke, their heirs and assigns.
II. I give and bequeath to my well beloved son, CHARLES all the remaining part of the aforesaid resurvey, to him and his heirs and assigns.
III. I give and bequeath to my well beloved son, Isaac, one hundred twenty and one half (120 1/2) acres of land caled "Jobs's Comfort" in Charles County, to him his heirs and assigns.
IV. I give and bequeath one third (1/3) part of my personal estate to my well beloved wife, Elenor, after my just debts are paid, whom I appoint as executrix of my estate, and all the remaining part to be equally divided between my four young children, viz, Vetchel, Mary Ann, Archibald, and Millicent. And if either of them should die before they come of age, to be equally divided between the survivors.

Will of John Baptist Lovelace, Tested with my hand July 13, 1765.
John Baptist (X) Lovelace

Charles married Sarah Robey (daughter of Thomas Robey)

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Vaughter Hiram Dennis [Male] b. 3 AUG 1867 Georgia - d. 10 SEP 1940 Byers, Texas

1910 Throckmorton, TX census:
Hiram D Vaughter......42.....GA
Gordon Vaughter.....29....AR.......4 children, 3 living
Hiram D Vaughter Jr.....8.....OK
Samuel H Vaughter....4.....TX
Jesse G Vaughter.....3.....TX

1920 Byers, TX census:
Hiram D Vaughter.....53......GA.....(name written Haram)
Gordan Vaughter.....37....AR
Hiram D Vaughter Jr.....18.....OK
Hall (?) Vaughter.....14.....TX
Gordon Vaughter.....12....TX
Dorcas Vaughter.....7.....TX
Mary N Vaughter......5.....TX
James V Vaughter.....1 1/2 TX

1930 Byers, TX census:
Hiram D Vaughter.....62.....GA
Ada G Vaughter....49.....KS
Mary N Vaughter....16....TX
James V Vaughter....12....TX
Dorcas Vaughter....18....TX
Jesie G Vaughter....25....TX....(son)

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Grigsby John [Male] b. 8 AUG 1624 Maidstone, Kent England - d. 11 OCT 1730 St.Pauls Parrish, Stafford Co. Va.

is mortal life, do make, publish, and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner & form following (that is to say) first and principally I recommend my soul into hands of Almighty God, hoping through the meritorius death & passion of my Blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ to receive full & free pardon and remition of my sins and to inherit everlasting salvation, and my body I commit to the earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my executors hereafter mentioned as touching the disposition of such temporall estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me, I give and dispose thereof as followeth (viz)
Item I give unto my son John Grigsby & his heirs part of tract of land I bought of Nicholas Battain from his spring branch to uper corner tree by Wm. Smith's old field and likewise I give him three Negros, Sambo, ____, & Dick.
Item I give unto my son Charles Grigsby all that parcell of land from the swamp to Mr. Chandler Fowke's line whereon he now lives, it being in the pattain I bought of Nick Battain and likewise I give unto him two Negros, Bobin & James, and to him and & his heirs the land & Negros.
Item I give unto my daughter Mary Ann four Negros, Jenny, Will, Joney & and Bess, to her and her heirs.
Item I gave unto my son James Grigsby and his heirs all that parsall of land whereon he now lives from Jones Branch up his own spring branch and to across to his brother John' spring branch, and likewise I give him three Negros, Jack, Ben, Dall and her increase forever to him & and his heirs.
Item I give unto my son Wm. Grigsby, and his heirs all that parcell of land whereon he now lives, it being part of that patten I bought of Nicholas Battain from James' spring branch up Jones Branch to my head line and so along the line to his brother John's land, and likewise I give him three Negros, Allow, Jane & Grace, their increase to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give unto my son Thomas Grigsby all the remainer part of that pattain. I bought of Battain from the end of Wolf Pit Point up Jones Branch to my head line on the east side of branch;
also I give him the said tract of land whereon now I live to him and his heirs and likewise I give him three Negros, Nan, Genny, Mary, and their increase to him & his heirs forever and likewise I give unto my son Thomas Grigsby all my hoggs belonging to me and likewise I give him half my cattle and the other half of Cattle to be divided between my other four sons and daughter and like- wise all my other part of my moveable estate to be equally divided between my six children and
further I doe desire that my estate may not be brought to an appraisement, and further I doe appoint my two sons John and Thomas Grigsby to be my executors of this my last will & testament to see that everything equally divided between themselves revoking all former wills as witness my hand and seals this 17th March, 1728/9.
Signed & Sealed in the Present of us & Delivered:

Hen. Lopdell Jn. Grigsby (seal)

Eliz. Q. Eaton
At a Court held for Stafford County the 11th day of November 1730 this Will was presented into Court by John Grigsby and Thomas Grigsby, executors therein named, who made oath thereto and the same being further proved by the oath of Elizabeth Eaton, one of the witnesses thereto, who also made oath that she saw Henry Lopdell, another witness, subscribed, sign the same it is admitted to record and on the motion of the said executors, certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.

Test: Catesby Cook, Clerk
A Copy Teste: S. L. Alexander, Clerk
Recorded in Will Book M, pages 17 & 18.

*(Deed Book 1, p. 501) Stafford County reveals a contract made on March 11, 1727, between John Grigsby, blacksmith, of Stafford County, and Charles Hardy, by which the latter is to serve apprenticeship to Grigsby for a "full time of six years. "Old John" would at that time have been too feeble to enter into such an active agreement. His son John, must have been the author of the instrument.

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Bell Earl Pierce [Male] b. 1886 Arkansas - d. 13 MAY 1965 Arvada, CO

1930 Arapahoe CO. census:
Earl P Bell.....43...AR
Joy V Bell....36....AR
Jack W Bell....12....CO
Thomas B Bell....7....CO
Robert B Bell....2/12....CO

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Grigsby Mary (Polly) [Female] b. 27 MAY 1774 Rockbridge Co. VA - d. 26 SEP 1836 Columbus, Miss.

Colonial Virginia Source Records, 1600-1700s
Marriages of Virginia Residents Vol. II, Part IV, Surnames V-W, Page 205
WEIR, Andrew, d. 1822; m. 1793, Polly Grigsby. Rockbridge Co., Morton, p. 541

She was named in the following will:
Orange County Will Book 4
pp. 283 - 286
Will of Benjamin Porter. ...I leave and direct the Glebe Tract of land and also the land lying on the south side of Thomas Spring Branch and lying between Robert Taylor's plantation to be sold (to pay debts) ...bequeath to my brother, Abner Porter, one thousand acres of land lying in County of Woodford, state of Kentucky my beloved wife, Mary Porter ...(negroes) ...bequeath to my brother, Charles', sons, Camp Porter, John Porter and their brother, Benjamin Porter's children ...lend to my brother, Thomas Porter, of Kentucky ...(after his death) his daughter, Ann Smith ...lend to my brother, Joseph Porter ...(after his decease) his two children, William Porter & Elizabeth Porter my sister, Elizabeth Grigsby ...bequeath to Benjamin Grigsby and his sister, MARY WEIR, children of my sister, Frances Grigsby George Porter, son of Nicholas Porter of Botetourt County John L. Wood silver mounted smooth bore gun ...(what is left) my brother, Abner's children, Benjamin Porter and Maria Cave ...appoint my brother, Abner Porter, John Taylor, Camp Porter and John Porter, my executors ...this 3rd day of August 1807.

Benjamin Porter

In the presence of
Anthony A. Harrison
Abraham Maury Junr.
Richd. H. Taliaferro, William Milburn
At a court held ...27th June 1808 ...proved ...Abner Porter ...with May Burton, James Barbour, William White, Francis Cowherd and Belfield Cave, his securities in penalty of twenty thousand dollars.
(Sparacio pg. 96, Wills 1778-1821)

1830 Rockbridge Co. VA census:
Mary Weir.........2 females under twenty.......1 female 50-60.

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