Mary Ann Staples1

F, #2851, b. circa 1821
FatherDavid Staples2,1 b. c 1780
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

John L. Turner b. c 1817, d. 15 Jul 1865
Child
Last Edited13 Apr 2021
     Mary Ann Staples was born circa 1821, daughter of David Staples, in Virginia.3

     Mary and John L. Turner obtained a marriage bond on 1 November 1850 in Amherst County, Virginia, with Samuel J. Turner as security. Her father is listed as D. Staples.1 The Marriage Return was received by the court on 1 November 1850.4

     Could they have had a son, William D. Turner, born 20 Aug 1860 in Appomattox County, Virginia?5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185029 years of ageEastern District, Amherst County, Virginia3
1860unable to find him anywhere with a Mary or Mary Ann as of 19 Jan 2021

Citations

  1. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 16 Oct 2020), entry for John L. Turner and Mary Ann Staples, 1850, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99XF-NZRK?i=709 .
  2. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRDJ-MMX, entry for John L. Turner and Mary Ann Staples, 01 Nov 1850; citing Amherst County, Virginia, reference p 421; FHL microfilm 30,273, accessed 5 Aug 2016).
  3. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Amherst County, Virginia, population schedule, Eastern District Township, dwelling 1026, family 1026, John L. Turner household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  4. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for Jno L Turner to Mary Ann Staples, 1850, accessed 19 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-N867?i=778.
  5. [S5498] "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917," database, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X5F9-WFW : accessed 24 Jul 2016), Wm D Turner, 20 Aug 1860; citing Appomattox, Virginia, United States, reference p 53; FHL microfilm 2,046,912.
  6. [S6292] "Amherst County, Virginia Death Register, 1853-1896," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( Provo, Utah: accessed 9 Oct 2020), entry for John L. Turner, 15 Jul 1865, at https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details?page=1&place=393422&lifeEvent=102899&rmsId=TH-267-11122-64214-91&imageIndex=58&singleView=true She is listed as the informant.
  7. [S6295] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1854-1900," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch, Provo, Utah): accessed 21 Oct 2020, entry for Robert M. Buheo and Izetta Turner, 1868, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9XF-FZK7 .The problem is that her name is listed as what looks like Mar?? with no "y" evident.

Permelia Hutcheson1

F, #2852, b. 1819, d. 30 December 1895
FatherJohn Hutcheson2,3 d. b 18 Jan 1830
MotherLucinda Tinsley2 b. bt 1776 - 1794
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

William Richard Turner b. Apr 1818
Children
Last Edited21 Jul 2021
     Permelia Hutcheson was born in 1819, daughter of John Hutcheson and Lucinda Tinsley, in Amherst County, Virginia.4,3

     On 18 January 1830, Wm. Turner was named guardian of Ann, Eleanor, Permely, Jno., Eliz., Joshua and Lucinda Hutcherson, orphans of Jno, Hutchinson (sic) at Amherst County, Virginia.2

     Permelia and William Richard Turner obtained a marriage bond on 20 November 1837 in Amherst County, Virginia, with Alfred J. Mays as security.5

     (--?--) Reynolds, Permelia's guardian, gave consent in person to the marriage on 20 November 1837 at Amherst County, Virginia.5 The Marriage Return was received by the court on 20 November 1837.6

     Permelia Turner died on 30 December 1895 in District 1, Amherst County, Virginia,
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 23 Jan 2019.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1840as the free white female between 20 and 30 years of ageAmherst County, Virginia7
1870as Pamela and 50 years of ageAmherst Township, Amherst County, Virginia4
188060 years of age (indexed as Jermelia although it's clearly Permelia)Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia8

Citations

  1. [S412] Davis, Rev. Bailey Fulton. Marriages of Amherst County, Virginia 1801-1854 (Amherst: B.F.Davis, 1965), page 348.
  2. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 187; citing Will Book 7, page 322.
  3. [S4562] "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X5BK-8F7, entry for Permelia Turner, 30 Dec 1895; citing First District, Amherst, Virginia, reference Item 1; FHL microfilm 2,056,972, accessed 4 Apr 2017).
  4. [S5500] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFL6-8G7 ), entry for William Turner, 1870, Virginia, United States; citing p. 2, family 11, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,132, accessed 4 Apr 2017.
  5. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 18 Oct 2020), entry for William R. Turner and Permelia Hutcheson, 1837, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9XF-NZX8?i=635 .
  6. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for William R Turner to Permelia Hutcheson, 1837, accessed 19 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89XF-N8LJ?i=762.
  7. [S5520] "United States Census, 1840," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHBM-HBQ ), entry for William R Turner, 1840, Amherst, Virginia, United States; citing page 232, line 22, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington, D.C.: The National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 29,683, accessed 13 Jul 2016.
  8. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCPF-T4S ), entry for William R Turner, 1880, Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district ED 15, sheet 130D, family 286, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1353; FHL microfilm 1,255,353, accessed 4 Apr 2017.
  9. [S6295] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1854-1900," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch, Provo, Utah): accessed 20 Oct 2020, entry for Samuel J Turner and Sallie B Blanks, 1864, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-F8JF .
  10. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR77-M6G, entry for Simeon A. Wickly and Angelina Turner, 23 Aug 1865; citing Amherst Co., Virginia, reference Mar Reg 2 p 79; FHL microfilm 30,311, accessed 13 Dec 2016).
  11. [S6295] "Amherst Co., VA Marr. Reg., 1854-1900," entry for Simeon A. Wickly and Angelina Turner, 1865, accessed 20 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9XF-FZ16.
  12. [S2945] "VA Marriages, 1785-1940," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRD3-NHK, William R. Turner, Jr. and Fanny Burford, 23 Dec 1868; citing Amherst, Virginia, reference Mar Reg 2 p 155; FHL microfilm 30,311, accessed 13 Dec 2016).
  13. [S6281] "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:QVR7-D4GS, entry for William R Turner, 10 Feb 1920; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing , Amherst, Virginia, United States, entry #, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, accessed 29 Sep 2020)Her son, Preston Turner, the informant, names her Amelia Hutchinson.
  14. [S6295] "Amherst Co., VA Marr. Reg., 1854-1900," entry for William R Turner Jr and Fanny Burford, 1868, accessed 21 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99XF-FH1B.
  15. [S6048] "Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 28 Sep 2020, entry for John Turner, 1928, Amherst County, State File No. 12830, image 144 of 548. Informant, his brother, names his mother Meely Hutcheson.
  16. [S6295] "Amherst Co., VA Marr. Reg., 1854-1900," entry for John L Turner and Maggie V Hatcher, 1871, accessed 21 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89XF-FZ56.
  17. [S6048] "VA Death Recds., 1912-2014," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for Miss Mary Elizebeth Turner, 1917, State File No. 28463, image 150 of 527.
  18. [S2945] "VA Marriages, 1785-1940," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVRW-S92N, Sallie F Turner, 01 Jul 1925; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing , Amherst, Virginia, United States, entry #, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, accessed 5 Aug 2016). Names her Amelia.
  19. [S6281] "VA Death Certificates, 1912-1987," FamilySearch, George P Turner, 11 Mar 1931; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing , Amherst, Virginia, United States, entry #, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, accessed 9 Nov 2020. The informant, W. E. Weekley, called her Amelia E. Hutcheson.

Lucy Ann Thurmond1

F, #2853, b. between 1791 and 1800
FatherWilliam Thurmond2,3 b. 28 Feb 1766, d. 24 Mar 1831
MotherLucy Wills2 b. 28 Aug 1764, d. b 4 Jun 1832
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

William T. Turner d. 2 Aug 1826
Children
Last Edited2 Jun 2021
     Lucy Ann Thurmond was born between 1791 and 1800, daughter of William Thurmond and Lucy Wills.4

     Lucy and William T. Turner obtained a marriage bond on 25 November 1816 in Amherst County, Virginia, with Jas. and Rich. Turner as witnesses. However, according to the marriage register on FamilySearch this entry was for consent only which disagrees with my cited source which I have found error prone. I am unsure which Jas Turner allegedly witnessed this marriage bond.5

     William Turner, father of the groom, gave consent to the marriage on 25 November 1816 at Amherst County, Virginia, with James Turner and Richard Turner, uncle of the groom, as witnesses. I am unsure which James Turner was the witness to this consent.1

     On 9 April 1835, William and Lucy Thurmond are listed with the following children: Philip Thurmond, William I. Thurmond, Lucy A. Turner (the widow of William T. Turner), Sally Jones (wife of Tandy Jones), Elizabeth Crawford (wife of David Crawford), Judith Beck (wife of Jesse Beck) and Mary Turner, deceased (whom I do not appear to have). The article is confusing, but there appears to be another Mary Thurmond who married John Tucker (both of whom were deceased). Conquently, Claiborne Tucker, John J. Tucker and Susan Christian, their heirs-at- law, are also involved in the suit. The suit appears to be against Philip Thurmond Senr, formerly trustee of the estate of Lucy Thurmond and her children, and against William Turner, who claims the interest of William I. Thurmond in said estate and Dabney Hill who claims the interest of Philip Thurmond, Jr. and against Tandy Jones, in his own right, and against several merchants and partners.6

     On 17 June 1835, William T. Turner's estate was committed to the Sheriff on the motion of Lucy A Turner because it was left unadministered by Wm. Turner, deceased.7

     The administrator's account by the late sheriff, Thos. N. Eubank was entered on 1 Jan 1831 in the amount of $247.41. Recorded on 21 Aug 1837.8

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1830with one free white male 5 thru 9; two free white females 5 thru 9; one free white female 10 thru 14 and one free white female 30 thru 39 (herself). Slaves enumerated: two males under 10; one male 10 thru 23; one female 24 thru 35. She was living adjacent to William Turner, her father-in-lawAmherst County, Virginia4

Citations

  1. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 14 Oct 2020), entry for William T. Turner and Lucy Ann Thurmon, 1816 consent only, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-NDHM .
  2. [S6325] "In Chancery," Lynchburg Virginian, Lynchburg, Virginia, 6 Jul 1835, page 7, column 5. Provides the name of her father and mother.
  3. [S6544] Donnelly, Shirley. The Thurmonds: a Study in the Genealogy and History of Philiip Thurmond of Amherst County, Virginia and his Descendants (Oak Hill, West Virginia: S. D., 1943), page 6 . Now available online.
  4. [S5986] "1830 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 17 Nov 2020, entry for Lucy Turner, 1830, Amherst, Virginia; citing roll 194, page 527, line 3, FHL Microfilm 29,673, image 73 of 80; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  5. [S412] Davis, Rev. Bailey Fulton. Marriages of Amherst County, Virginia 1801-1854 (Amherst: B.F.Davis, 1965), page 8 T; citing original Register, page 245 . I have found this source to be prone to errors.
  6. [S6325] "In Chancery,"Lynchburg Virginian, 6 Jul 1835, page 7, column 5.
  7. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 371, citing page 75 in Will Book 9.
  8. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 371, citing page 328 in Will Book 9.

Sallie Wyne1

F, #2855, d. 1868
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

John W. Turner b. 1 Sep 1824, d. 9 Jul 1913
Children
Last Edited22 Jul 2021
     She was the daughter of Rev. George W. Wyne.1 Sallie's surname also is spelled as Winn.2

     Sallie Wyne married John W. Turner, son of Nelson Bailey Turner and Elizabeth Buntin. Not only can I not find a marriage record for them, I can't find her or her father in the 1860 census anywhere as of 12 Jul 2021.1

     Sallie Turner died in 1868, probably soon after her son was born.1

Citations

  1. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 14 Apr 2021, entry for John W. Turner, Nashville Banner (Nashville, Tennessee), 10 Jul 1913, page 1, image 1 of 14.
  2. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for George Robert Turner, Nashville Banner (Nashville, Tennessee), 30 May 1951, page 1, image 1 of 4.

James Thomas1

M, #2856, d. before 25 May 1801
Father(--?--) Thomas
MotherLucy Nevil2 d. b Sep 1795

Family

Elizabeth Childress
Child
Last Edited3 Dec 2020
     James Thomas married Elizabeth Childress. I cannot find a marriage record for them as of 3 Dec 2020.

     On 26 January 1792, In Lucy Nevil Childress' will she names her son, James Thomas; her daughter Betheniah Hilton; daughter Martha Hopson; daughter Judith Mitchell; grandson James Turner; grandson Jesse Allen; granddaughter Sylthy Turner; Elizabeth Darwell; granddaughters Martha Allen and Betheniah Allen, daughters of Samuel Allen; and grandson Norbourn ?Neil Thomas. She appointed her brother, Michael Thomas, and my friend Col. William Cabell Junior and her friend Hudson Martin as executors. in Amherst County, Virginia.3

     James Thomas left a will dated on 3 June 1796 in Lilttleton Parish, Cumberland County, Virginia, He names his wife, Elizabeth, his daugher, Sophia Parrish; daughter Lucy Dawson; son Jesse Thomas; his daughter Elizabeth Haskins (Hoskins) Turner to whom he left £10; his son James
Thomas; daughter Jane Bowles; daughter Sally Boatwrigh; son Abraham Thomas; son Joseph Thomas; son Joshua Thomas; and granddaughter Lucy Dawson. He named his wif, Elizabeth, and son Joseph Thomas as executors.

     "In the name of God (unreadable) I James Thomas of the county of Cumberland being weak of body, but of perfect mind and of disposing memory for which I thank God, do make this my last Will and testament in (unreadable) and form following (unreadable) I give unto my beloved wife Elizabeth Thomas one black man (unreadable) by the name of (unreadable]) one large pine chest, one weaving loom (unreadable), one feather bed & furniture to dispose of as she may think proper. secondly I lend unto my wife during the time of her natural life the whole of my estate real & personal except such things as are herein after devised and after her decease I make the following distribution of my (unreadable) real and personal - - Item I have given unto my daughter Sophia Parrish one negro boy by the name of Bob which she has in possession, (unreadable) her heirs or assigns forever - Item I give unto my daughter Lucy Dawson thirty pounds, to her & her heirs forever - Item I give unto my son Jesse Thomas (the name Thomas inserted) thirty pounds to him & his heirs forever. Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Hoskins (or Haskins) Turner ten pounds to her & her heirs forever. Item I give unto my son James Thomas one negro man named Ben to him & his heirs or assigns forever - Item I give unto my daughter James Bowle fifty acres of land which many be (unreadable) on the (unreadable] of Cumberland and one feather bed (unreadable) which she has in possession, to her heirs or assigns forever -. Item I give unto my daughter Sally Boatright Seventy acres of land which may be (unreadble) on said (unreadable), one feather bed and (unreadable), which she has in possession, to her , her heirs or as signs forever. - Item I give to my son Abraham Thomas to take possession of at my death, one negro girl by the names of Cade, one black mare colt named Frolick and one feather bed & furniture, and at the division of my Estate fifteen pounds, to him his heirs or assigns forever - Item I give unto my son Joseph Thomas one sorrel colt named Cider & one feather bed & furniture, to him or his heirs forever - Item I give unto my son Joshua Thomas one feather bed & furniture to him & heir heirs forever - Item I give my grand daughter Lucy Dawson one pied cow, to her, her heirs or assigns forever - Item I give and bequeath unto my two sons, Joseph Thomas & Joshua Thomas, my tract of land whereon I now live, containing two hundred acres more or less to be divided in two equal parts & my son Joseph to have choice to to them their heirs or assigns forever - Item after these legacies are paid off I desire the overplus of my estate to be equally divided, between all my children that is living at my wife's death, except my daughter Sally Boatright to whom I give nothing more. My desire is that there shall be no appraisement of my (unreadable), (unreadable) my son Joshua (unreadable) should be paid out of my estate to whom my son James gave his note. I constitute and appoint my wife Elizabeth Thomas (unreadable) and my son Joseph Thomas Executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other or former Wills or testaments by (unreadable unreadable unreadable)
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal. This third day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred seventy six (that is what it looks like
Signed, sealed, published and
dictated as (unreadable) the last Will & Testament
of the above named James Thomas in
presence of us          (Signed)      James Thomas
          Frederick Jones
          John Stratton

     The bond is dated 16 Aug. 1780 and signed by James Nevil (James Thomas' step or half brother) as surety. James Nevil, a Gentleman Justice of Amherst known as Colonel Nevil, also certified that Elizabeth had lived in Amherst County at least a month. (I have not found this bond yet.)4

     James Thomas died before 25 May 1801 in Littleton Parish, Cumberland County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 24 Jan 2019.

     His estate was probated on 25 May 1801 in Cumberland County, Virginia.

Citations

  1. [S101] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia Courthouse Miniatures - C (Amherst: B.F. Davis, 1964), page 48, 49.
  2. [S6306] "Amherst County, Virginia Will Book 3, 1786-1800," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Lucy Childress, 1795, page 367, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SC69?i=213&cat=279608, accessed 6 Nov 2020.
  3. [S6306] "Amherst Co., VA Will Bk. 3, 1786-1800," FamilySearch, Lucy Childress, 1795, pages 366-367, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SC69?i=213&cat=279608, accessed 6 Nov 2020.
  4. [S6302] "Cumberland County, Virginia Will Book 3, 1792-1810," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: (Provo, Utah), entry for James Thomas, 1801, pages 169-170 : accessed 29 Oct 2020, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9TH-G3GZ-Y?i=93&cat=367904 .
  5. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 12 Oct 2020), entry for Terisha Turner and Elizabeth Thomas, 1780, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9XF-NCZF .

Lucy Nevil

F, #2857, d. before September 1795

Family 1

(--?--) Thomas
Child
Last Edited11 Feb 2021
     In March 1752, in James Nevil's will, of this date he names his son James; "to my son Cornelius Thomas the son of Lucy Nevil"; daughter Betheniah wife of John Allen; daughter Johanna Brown; son John Brown; Johanna Browns' eldest daughter; daughter Hannah Matthews; daughter Mary Douglas, daughter Martha Nevill; daughter Elizabeth Nevill; daughters Judith and Sally Nevill, wife Lucy Nevill. According to the anonymous author Cornelius Thomas must have been a step son and John Brown a son-in-law.

     Some of the above names are the same as those of Lucy Nevil's children. Could she have been a daughter of James? Could he have also had a wife named Lucy? The marriages of James' children do not match up with the marriages of Lucy's children as I have them. Could she have named Betheniah, for example, after a sister? There are entirely too many unknowns here. in Albemarle County, Virginia.1

     Lucy Nevil married (--?--) Thomas. I cannot find a marriage record for them in Amherst County, Virginia on FamilySearch or Ancestry.com as of 10 Nov 2020.2

     Lucy Thomas married (--?--) Childress. I cannot find a marriage record for them in Amherst County, Virginia on FamilySearch or Ancestry.com as of 10 Nov 2020.3

     On 16 August 1780, Lucy Childress, grandmother of the bride, witnessed the marriage bond of Terisha Turner and Elizabeth Hoskins Thomas at Amherst County, Virginia, with James Nevil as security and Groves Harding, W. Loving, and Lucy Childress (the bride's grandmother) as witnesses. On the marriage bond, James Thomas is described as "of Cumberland Co."4

     Lucy Childress left a will dated on 26 January 1792 in Amherst County, Virginia. In Lucy Nevil Childress' will she names her son, James Thomas; her daughter Betheniah Hilton; daughter Martha Hopson; daughter Judith Mitchell; grandson James Turner; grandson Jesse Allen; granddaughter Sylthy Turner; Elizabeth Darwell; granddaughters Martha Allen and Betheniah Allen, daughters of Samuel Allen; and grandson Norbourn ?Neil Thomas. She appointed her brother, Michael Thomas, and my friend Col. William Cabell Junior and her friend Hudson Martin as executors.5

     On 31 December 1792, what can we make of the marriage between Lucy Naville or Nevil and William Murray? Her father is said to be James Nevil? Lucy Childress does not name a daughter Lucy.6

     Lucy Childress died before September 1795 in Amherst County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 23 Jan 2019.7,3

     Her estate was probated in September 1795 in Amherst County, Virginia.8,3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1783with a household consisting of one White and six BlacksAmherst County, Virginia9

Citations

  1. [S6437] Anonymous. "Notes from the Records of Albemarle County," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. XXVI, No. 3 (July 1918): page 317.
  2. [S6306] "Amherst County, Virginia Will Book 3, 1786-1800," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Lucy Childress, 1795, page 366-367, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SC69?i=213&cat=279608, accessed 6 Nov 2020.
  3. [S6306] "Amherst Co., VA Will Bk. 3, 1786-1800," FamilySearch, Lucy Childress, 1795, page 367, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SC69?i=213&cat=279608, accessed 6 Nov 2020.
  4. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 12 Oct 2020), entry for Terisha Turner and Elizabeth Thomas, 1780, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9XF-NCZF .
  5. [S6306] "Amherst Co., VA Will Bk. 3, 1786-1800," FamilySearch, Lucy Childress, 1795, pages 366-367, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SC69?i=213&cat=279608, accessed 6 Nov 2020.
  6. [S6332] "Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940," index, (Ancestry.com Operations: (Provo, Utah), accessed 30 Nov 2020, entry for William Murray and Lucy Naville or Nevil, 1792, Amherst County, page 81, FHL Microfilm 30,273.
  7. [S101] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia Courthouse Miniatures - C (Amherst: B.F. Davis, 1964), page 48, 49.
  8. [S101] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Courthouse Min - C, page 48, 49; original source, Will Book 3, page 366.
  9. [S2267] "Head of Families - Virginia, 1783 - Amherst County", contributed by Sharon Barrett Kennedy, email at e-mail address, online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/amherst/census/1783head.txt , website address verified 1 Jun 2019, page 47, column two, line 31.

Henrietta (--?--)1

F, #2858

Family

Lawrence Campbell d. b 17 Oct 1814
Child
Last Edited12 Nov 2020
     Henrietta (--?--) married Lawrence Campbell. I have been unable to find a marriage record for them as of 12 Nov 2020.2

Citations

  1. [S101] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia Courthouse Miniatures - C (Amherst: B.F. Davis, 1964), page 21.
  2. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), pages 48-49; citing Will Book 5, page 535.

Elizabeth Childress1

F, #2859

Family

James Thomas d. b 25 May 1801
Child
Last Edited3 Dec 2020
     Elizabeth Childress married James Thomas, son of (--?--) Thomas and Lucy Nevil. I cannot find a marriage record for them as of 3 Dec 2020.

Citations

  1. I am unsure about this name.

John Lyon1

M, #2860, d. before 1785

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     In 1765, Old Terisha and John Lyon lived side by side.2

     John Lyon consented to the marriage of John Bailey and Frances Lyon on 28 December 1772 at Amherst County, Virginia Colony.1

     John Lyon died before 1785 when his estate was listed in the personal property tax list.3

     In 1785, John Lyon's estate is listed with one white soul and one other building at Amherst County, Virginia.3

Citations

  1. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 12 Oct 2020), entry for John Bailey and Frances Turner, 1772, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-NZV2 .
  2. [S924] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Deeds of Amherst County, Virginia, 1761-1807, and Albemarle County, Virginia, 1748-1763 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1979), citing Deed Book B, page 54.
  3. [S2736] Bureau of the Census, compiler. Heads of Families: First Census of the United States, 1790: State Enumerations of Virginia, 1782-1785 (Washington: Goverment Printing Office, 1908), page 84.