For privacy reasons, Date of Birth and Date of Marriage for persons believed to still be living are not shown.
Summers John [Male] b. 03 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
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.
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
North Carolina, USA
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)
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.
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)
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)
Hiram D Vaughter Jr.....18.....OK
Hall (?) Vaughter.....14.....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
Jesie G Vaughter....25....TX....(son)
the county of Stafford being in good health of body, sound, perfect and disposing mind and memory, thanks be returned to God for same, yet being sensible of the uncertainty of this 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.
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
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 ...to 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) ...to his daughter, Ann Smith ...lend to my brother, Joseph Porter ...(after his decease) ...to his two children, William Porter & Elizabeth Porter ...to my sister, Elizabeth Grigsby ...bequeath to Benjamin Grigsby and his sister, MARY WEIR, children of my sister, Frances Grigsby ...to George Porter, son of Nicholas Porter of Botetourt County ...to John L. Wood ...my silver mounted smooth bore gun ...(what is left) ...to 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.
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 ...bond 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.
Washington. Per The History of Panola County, Texas.
And in the Index to Revolutionary War Service Records: Wier, Andrew or as Andrew Were, srv. as Pvt. in Hazen's Regt. of Cont. Troops
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
Rockbridge County, Virginia
Marriage bonds, 1778 - 1801:
Groom---Weir, Andrew---Bride..Grigsby, Polly
Bondsman...Caruthers, James... Witness... Grigsby, Elisha... WItness...Grigsby, William
Bride's Parent.... Grigsby, James-----Date...11 Dec 1793
Andrew Weir's will, dated September 17, 1821, was produced in court February 5, 1822.
Mentioned in the will: wife, Polly, and children, Patsey, Andrew, Benjamin, Robert, Adolphus, Frances, Mary Ann, and Hannah.
Matthew Whitfield brought a colony to Virginia. He received a grant of land in Nansemond County, Virginia in 1680. Recorded in Land Grant Office in Richmond, Virginia On Feb 9, 1708, Matthew and Priscilla Whitfield of Naesmond Co, Va sold their interest in a patent made to the late John Lawrence for 530 acres to John Lawrence of Newport Parish in the Isle of Wright for 5,000 pounds of tobacco. "I, Matthew Whitfield and Priscilla my wife of Nansemond County for 5,000 pounds of tabacco paid by John Lawrence of Isle of Wright, Parish of Newport, do sell to him John Lawrence John Lawrence a tractor parcel of land situated or bing in Isle of Wright in Newport Parishafsd., being part of a patent granted to Mr John Lawrence now deceased (Father of ye aforesaid Priscilla) for 531` acres bearing date ye 5th day of June 1678 given by aforesaid. mr John Lawrence by his last Will to his daughter Elizabeth, and given by ye aforesaid Elizabeth to her sister Priscilla afsd. by Will, wo say all ye land given by my father John Lawrence to his daughter Elizabeth in ye patent aforesaid by his last will bearing date ye 2nd of January 1696 and gibe by ye Elizabeth's Last Will to ye we have set out hand as by ye record of Nansemond this 9th day of Feb in ye year of our Lord God 1708. Matthew Whitfield Priscilla Whitfield
Matthew (Nathan) de Whitfield) Whitfield, desc of David I, King of Scotland. Source; The Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol VII, page399. Came from England in the Prosperous in 1679. Receive a grant ofland in Nasemond Co VA to bring in a colony of 13 people, page 1682.Other informatin shows that he arrived from England on the"Prosperous" Ketch and that he came via Barbados. He left Barbados on May 2, 1679. His wife was the daughter of Sir John Lawrence, a baronet by James I.
Nathan Whitfield a descendant of Sir Thomas Whitfield was knighted in 1606 and came to America in the early 17th century. He left his son William Whitfield to finish his studies at Minster. The king's officers were going to put him in the Army so he evaded them by sailing to America in his own ship the Prosperous and settled in Nansemond Co,VA.
His wife was the daughter of Sir John Lawrence, a baronet by James I.
1900 San Diego, CA census:
Judson Williams.....Sept 1842......57.....IN
Emma Williams.....Feb 1852......48.....IN
Emma Sheets.....June 1890.....9.....IN....niece
William never married.
1870 Rusk Co. Census:
William L Durkee ..31 ..Miss.
1930 Los Angeles, CA census:
George W Vawter....34....IN
Marjorie O Vawter....9....IN
Verne E Vawter....5....IN
1940 Los Angeles, CA census:
George W Vawter......44......IN.......name indexed as Vanter
Marjorie O Vawter......19......IN
Verne E Vawter......15......IN
1920 BLUE MOUND township, Wagoner, OK. census:
Gideon T Johnson........41........AR
Hattie F Johnson........36...........AR
Virginia K Johnson..........2 7/12......OK
1930 Wagoner, OK. census:
Gedion T Johnson........51..........AR
Hattie F Johnson.......46.......... AR
Virginia C Johnson.........12...........OK
1940 Cherokee, OK census:
Gideon T Johnson......61.....AR.......indexed as Gidson
Jacob A Martin......54.....AR.....brother-in-law
TIMELINE on the Wade family
A Joseph Wade married Mary CASE, no proof of connection, however the naming system fits.
About 1760, Thomas CASE Wade was born, probably, in Connecticut and moved to Monogalia Co. Virginia. At some point he must have lived in New Jersey. His birth year is estimated as such because he witnessed a will in 1781 and likely was an adult. There was some connection to George Wade who moved to Monogalia Co. in 1775.
1771 or 1773, Sarah (Sally) Ferris born (Probably Stamford, C.T.)
Father; Isaac Ferris - Mother; Mary Sherwood
October 18, 1781, Thomas Case Wade witnessed a will for Aaron Moore. Mr. Moore was the father of Elizabeth Moore who married Alexander Wade. Alexander and Elizabeth had eleven children: George, Aaron, Mary, Elijah, Alexander, Thomas, Abigail, Sarah, Elisha, Elizabeth and Hosea. This looked like our line until the comment after the will of THOMAS CASE WADE was probated. His son Jethro sold the land in VA. to Thomas Wade, son of Alexander.
1788 Major Benjamin Stites and company landed on the first bank below the mouth of the Little Miami river (Hamilton co. Ohio). In the company were five families and 13 men without families and Thomas C. Wade and John S. Gano were among them.
1790 Old Columbia Baptist Church (Hamilton County, Ohio) started. Among first members were Miss Ferris, Isaac Ferris and Thomas C. Wade, also John S. Gano. [ The nine members starting this church transferred their membership from the Baptist Church at SCOTCH PLAINS, NEW JERSEY.]
About 1791 (some say 1797) Thomas Case Wade and Sarah Ferris married in Butler Co. Ohio
9 children born, from 1792 - 1808 - Mary Piner Wade about 1804.
OUR FAMILY BIBLE RECORDS show Silas Poyner born August 8, 1794
And wife Mary (Wade) born November 22, 1804, and children: Rebecca, Sarah, Thomas Wade, Charlotte, Mary, Loretta, Rhoda Ferris, Elizabeth Clarinda and Peter. Also listed: Katherine Wade, b. August 11, 1758 and Elisha Wade b. March 1, 1769.
Marriage index: Selected Counties of Ohio, 1789-1850
Mary Wade and Silas Pointer (Poyner) in Butler Co., Ohio, June 17, 1824.
Mary and Silas named their first son Thomas Wade Poyner. (probably Thomas Case Wade Poyner. His father's will lists "Thomas C W Poyner".
Daughter Rebecca married Wyatt Dickerson- she was born 1826 in Ohio, died 1903 in Pipe Creek, Tx.
1820 Butler Co. Ohio census:
Thomas C Wade....13 in household.
April 6, 1826 Thomas Case Wade died in Middletown, Butler County, 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.)
In his will, Thomas Case Wade allowed his wife, Sally, to have the general charge, use, and direction of the farm where they then lived for the raising up and schooling of the children. The half section of land he owned in Preble County was to be divided into four parts by John Walts and Henry Bosworth for Jethro Wade, Elon Wade, Isaac F. Wade and Ezra Wade, his sons, as they respectively arrived at full age. He gave his farm on the headwaters of Dunkard Creek in Monongalia County (Virginia) to his son Jethro to sell, the proceeds to be divided so as to make all his children equal. His daughters, Samantha, Loretta, and Mary Piner, were to be made equal and were to have an "Equal outset at their respective marriages in money or other property." He gave to his son, Thomas Wade and to his grandson, John Wade, such portions of his home farm as would make them in point of worth equal to his other children. The work of setting off to them their portions was to be done by two justices of the peace of Lemon Township. The seventh provision of his will was as follows: "It is my will and direction that my grandson, John Wade, have the desk and Bible which was once the property of his father, Harvey Wade."
The executors of his will were his wife and James Heaton.
From the Ferris Family website: http://www.ferristree.com/joseph_1.htm
(220.127.116.11.9) SARAH FERRIS born 1773 Stamford CT and died 1849 Butler Co OH; married 1797/98 in Hamilton Co OH, Thomas Case Wade [son of Edward and Mary Wade] born 1759/62 Maryland and died April 6, 1826 Butler Co OH; he was a Rev War Vet from Somerset NJ; Wade was among the 26 people led by Benjamin Stites who founded Columbia in 1788; he was 1 of the 9 founders of the Columbia Baptist Church; helped erect the first church at Columbia and the 2d church at Duck Creek; in 1806, he sold his quarter section of land for $1,000 to a Welshman, the Rev William Jones, the 4th pastor of the Duck Creek Church.
Kenneth Wayne Vawter was adopted.
Lori Lynn Vawter was adopted.
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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