Oscar J. Halm1

M, #23253, b. 1875, d. 1963

Family

Marguerite C. Klein b. 1878, d. 1942
Child
Last Edited20 Dec 2020
     Oscar J. Halm was born in 1875 in Texas. He was the son of William Halm (1843-1928) and Katherine Kuhlmann Halm (1845-1931.)1,2
     He was also known as Holm.3

     Oscar J. Halm married Marguerite C. Klein circa 1902.3,1

     Oscar J. Halm died in 1963 in Guadalupe County, Texas,2 and was buried in San Geronimo Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
191035 years of age and married eight yearsJustice Precinct 7, Guadalupe County, Texas1

Citations

  1. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 20 Dec 2020, entry for Oscar J Halm, 1910, Guadalupe, Texas; citing roll 1558, page 8A, family 156, FHL Microfilm 1,375,571, image 1 of 33; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 20 Dec 2020, memorial page for Oscar J. Halm (1875-1963) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Donna Schulte Loth, maintained by Find a Grave, originally created by Donna Schulte Loth; citing San Geronimo Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.
  3. [S2608] "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K34G-HPC : accessed 3 Aug 2016), Edna Mae Turner, 30 Dec 1934; citing certificate number 54400, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,116,250.

Lucy Ham1

F, #291, b. before 1770, d. 1846
FatherStephen Ham1 b. c 1734, d. b 17 Feb 1812
MotherMildred Rucker2 d. a 1 Sep 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

James J. Turner Jr. b. b 1766, d. b 23 Oct 1830
Children
Last Edited31 May 2021
     Lucy Ham was born before 1770, daughter of Stephen Ham and Mildred Rucker.3
     She also is reported to have been born in 1773 in Amherst County, Virginia Colony.4

     Lucy and James J. Turner Jr. obtained a marriage bond on 25 November 1795 in Amherst County, Virginia, with Stephen Ham, her father, as security and W. R. Crawford as witness.5

     Lucy Ham married James J. Turner Jr., son of James Turner and Rebecca Hamner, on 25 November 1795 at Amherst County, Virginia, with Rev. Charles Crawford officiatiing at the ceremony.6,7

     On 29 April 1809, Lucy certified that she freely and voluntarily acknowledged the indenture between her husband, James, and Henry Smith, dated 8 Feb 1805, in which she and her husband had conveyed to Henry Smith 145 acres of land in Amherst county.8

     On 1 September 1810, she is named Lucy Turner in her father's will of this date.1

     On 4 October 1834, John H. Turner, in his nuncupative will of this date, left his estate to his wife (unnamed). If his wife has a son, his brother Stephen H. Turner is to educate him to be a lawyer. He requested that his mother, Lucy Turner, devise his protion of her estate to his wife. Seaton H. Turner is one of the witnesses.

     "We heard John H. Turner say on the 4th, 5th, 6th Oct 1834 at his own dwelling house in the town of Gallatin in the county of Sumner during his last illness that he wished the following disposition to be made of his property and that the most of his creditors were in good circumstances and he wished them to be as indulgent as possible with his wife and that after the payment of his debts that what ever property was left he wished to go to his wife and that if his wife had a child and it was a son he wished his brother S. H. Turner to educate him and make a lawyer of him and they he requested his Mother Lucy Turner to devise his wife so much of her property as she intended to devise to him.
     James L. McKain
     Seaton H. Turner.

          State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court November Term 1834. A nuncupative will of John H. Turner dec'd was produced in open court and proved to have been the request of John H. Turner dec'd during his last illness in relation to a distribution of his estate and reduced to writing with in less than ten days after his deceased by the witnesses James S. McKain and Seaton H. Turner by whom the same is proved and orderedd to be recorded. A copy test.
A. H. Douglass Clerk"

     Therefore, the question is: were the three daughters by a previous wife? Or, are they misattributed to him?9

     Lucy Turner died in 1846 in Sumner County, Tennessee.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 18 Jan 2019.10

     On 28 January 1848, the Estate Settlement (Estate #689) for Lucy Ham Turner used to be available online at //members.aol.com/jogt/turnerly.htm. However, nothing on this site can be accessed as of 10 Oct 2009. The estate was settled on January 28, 1848, at which time Seaton H. Turner was deceased.

     The following is a copy I downloaded from the Thiessen site:
Sumner County, TN
Estate #689
Lucy Ham Turner
     We the undersigned being called by the Legatees of the Estate of Lucy Turner Decd to sep apart and lot the negroes of said Estate we have proceded to the same and find that each legatee is entitled to one thousand forty three dollars 75 cents.
     We have allotted to S. H. Turner the following negroes (viz) Bon $100, Lucy of Hannah at $650 London $350 Making in all $1100.
     We have set apart to Simpson Payne () Mariah at $525 & Lewis at $450 Making $975.
     We have set apart to the heirs of Seaton H. Turner Charles te at $525 & Jourdon at $500 Making $1025.
     We have set apart to Johnetta Turner heir of John Turner () Joseph at $675 Celia at $225 Sarah at $175 Making $1075.
     We say that S.H. Turner pay to Simpson Payne $56.85? and that S.R. Anderson guardian of Johnetta Turner pay the said S. Payne $12.50 to Make said Payne shear of negroes to an equal shear and that S. R. Anderson Guardian as aforesaid pay the Heirs of Seaton H. Turner $18.75 being what the negroes lack of being their shear this 28th day of January 1848.
Josiah Walton
D. E. Brooke
Daniel Mulloy
Benj. Roney

     We agree to and confirm this the division as dated, herewith, and have paid and .... the negroes & money as specified Give .... our hand this 28 Jany 1848.
S. R. Anderson Guardian of Johnetta Turner
Simpson Payne
James Douglass
A. G. Douglass
W. D. Payne
S. H. Turner
attest
Josiah Walton
Benj. Roney

     A large part of the third page is illegible. It looks as if the opposite page was blotted onto it, or writing was put on the back and bled through. This transcription begins with the fourth line: Mrs. Lucy Turner, deceased ........ Stephen H. Turner......W. D. Payne who married Eliza ..daughter of Seaton H. Turner deceased & A. G. Douglass who married Dorothy Turner who was the daughter of the said Seaton H. Turner, Simpson Payne who married the daughter of the said Lucy Turner dcd Elizabeth - and Samuel R. Anderson who is the guardian of Johnetta Turner, the daughter of John J. Turner decd. the son of the said Lucy Turner decd. Witness to that the said do ....... above named attest this day agreed and ............ Daniel Mulloy, Joseph Walton, Benjamin Roney and Dudley E. Brooks, to value and divide equally among them as the heirs of the said Lucy Turner deceased the negroes the property of the said Lucy Turner as described Except Bon, who we have agreed that said slave shall be the property of S. H. Turner for the sum of one hundred dollars. And further agree and make ...... the said Stephen H. Turner is to ................ the hands of his wife Mc having awarded and in making to carry out the will and .... desires ...........of the decd. lady. Given under our hands and .... this 28th day of January 1846.
S. H. Turner (Seal)
W. D. Payne
A. G. Douglass by James Douglass
Simpson Payne [al ? - he was in Mississippi so could not sign]
S. R. Anderson (Seal)
Guardian of Johnetta Turner

     I have not found this in the online inventory/property settlement file at FamilySearch online records after going through the Sumner County, Tennessee Probate Inventories, Settlements, 1836-1861 book! There is a break in this microfilm in that one Inventories and Settlement book ends in 1847, but the next one begins in 1857 even though it states that it coveres May 1857 to Jun 1861. I have no explanation as of 24 Jun 2019.11

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1824with 690 acres and listed immediately adjacent to her son, Seaton H. TurnerSumner County, Tennessee12
1838with 200 acres valued at $1,000, tax $50, three slaves valued at $2,000 taxed at $1.00Sumner County, Tennessee13

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1840appears to have been enumerated twice (once beneath Stephen H. Turner and, again, beneath Seaton H. Turner) as head of a household consisting only of: one free white female between 70 and 80. Slaves enumerated consisted of: three males under 10; one male between 10 and 24; two males between 24 and 35; three females under 10; one female between 10 and 24; and, one female between 24 and 36 - a total of 11 slaves. Four people were engaged in agriculture. She is living immediately adjacent to a S. H. Turner who could be Seaton HSumner County, Tennessee3,14

Citations

  1. [S111] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 5-6 1810-1827, FHL Film 0,030,276, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Stephen Ham will entry, Will Book 5, page 57.
  2. [S586] Wood, Sudie Rucker. The Rucker Family Genealogy (Richmond: Old Dominion Press, Inc., 1932), page 166. This book must be viewed with care; the information on the German ancestors of the original emigrant has been proven erroneous as has a surprising amount of other information. It is now online at Ancestry.com.
  3. [S1026] "1840 United States Federal Census," Sumner County, Tennessee, Roll 534, page 372, line 3, Lucy Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M704. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  4. [S293] "Ham/m", contributed by Tom Hamm, cannot be reached directly from a link, updated 16 Dec 2017, Tree ID = 618779, site verified as active 24 Jun 2019. This site is more documented than most WorldConnect sites. I cannot supply a direct link to individuals thanks to a recent change by Rootsweb. Go to https://wc.rootsweb.com and input the tree number. Then you have to search for each person in the index which is ricidulous, but that's what the situation is as of Aug 2020.
  5. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 13 Oct 2020), entry for James Turner Jr. and Lucy Ham, 1795, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89XF-NZV4 .
  6. [S384] Sweeny, William Montgomery. Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, Virginia 1763-1800 (1937; reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1973), page 78, This source gave the 28th as the Bond date, but Amherst County Marriage Bonds gives the 25th?.
  7. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for James Turner Jr. and Lucy Ham, 1795, accessed 13 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89XF-NZV4. This register says nothing about who officiated.
  8. [S6481] "Amherst County, Virginia Deed Book L, 1807-1811," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for James and Lucy Turner, 1805 and 1809, to Henry Smith, page 236, image 482 of 633, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKW-FQM2-C?i=481&cat=282807, accessed 3 Mar 2021).
  9. [S3168] "Tennessee Probate Court Books, 1795-1927, " digital image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77TV-B2FQ?i=129&wc=M6QW-VNP%3A179803001%2C180194801&cc=1909088 ), John H Turner, 1834; citing Sumner County Wills, 1823-1842, vol. 2, image 130 of 384, page 125, original will book page 181; accessed 6 Dec 2012. There is no index to this information as of 22 Jun 2019.
  10. [S535] Unknown compiler address, Sumner Co. Estate #689 - 1846, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  11. [S261] "Estate Settlement for Lucy Ham Turner", contributed by Jo Thiessen, downloaded 19 Sep 1998.
  12. [S3514] "Tennessee, Early Tax List Records, 1783-1895," database online, Ancestry.com, (Provo, Utah); accessed 14 Sep 2019, entry for Lucy Turner, 1824, SumnerCounty, image 32 of 50; citing original data from the The Tennessee State Library and Archives, Early Tax Lists of Tennessee.
  13. [S3514] "TN Early Tax List Recds., 1783-1895," database online, Ancestry.com, entry for Lucy Turner, 1838, Sumner County, image 49 of 53.
  14. [S1026] "1840 U. S. Census," Sumner County, Tennessee, Roll 534, page 425, line 9, Lucy Turner household.
  15. [S538] Wilson, Shirley, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Will Abstracts 1788-1882 (Hendersonville: S. Wilson, 1987), page 108, Also estate settlement for Lucy Ham Turner,#689, downloaded 9/19/1998. . These abstracts were made by a certified genealogist.
  16. [S538] Wilson. Sumner Co., TN Will Abstrs. 1788-1882, page 108.
  17. [S261] "Estate Settlement for Lucy Ham,", downloaded 9/19/1998.

Sarah Ham1

F, #926, b. 1780, d. before 18 May 1857
FatherStephen Ham2,3 b. c 1734, d. b 17 Feb 1812
MotherMildred Rucker3 d. a 1 Sep 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Richard Turner b. bt 1781 - 1790, d. b 19 Mar 1832
Children
Last Edited2 Jun 2021
     Sarah Ham was born in 1780, daughter of Stephen Ham and Mildred Rucker, in Amherst County, Virginia.4
     She also is reported to have been born between 1781 and 1790.5
     She was also known as Sally.2,3

     Sarah and Richard Turner obtained a marriage bond on 29 November 1802 in Amherst County, Virginia, with Bartlett Ham as security and S. Garland and Allen Wade as witnesses.3

     On 29 November 1802, Mildred Rucker witnessed the marriage bond between her daughter, Sally Ham, and Richard Turner in Amherst County, Virginia.3

     On 1 September 1810, she is named Sally Turner in her father's will of this date.2

     On 20 February 1832, she is named in her husband's will of this date.6

     Sarah Turner died before 18 May 1857.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 14 Mar 2019.7

     On 18 May 1857, Administrators de bonis non Bond - - May 18, 1857: Saml. J. and Jno. L. Turner for Saml. J. Turner at Amherst County, Virginia.7

     The estates of both Rich. and Saran Turner were inventoried on 15 June 1857 on Amherst County, Virginia, Sarah, widow of Rich., June 15, 1857. Wm. A. Staples, Ro. C. Martin, Jesse Mundy. Sarah: $236.50 (worth $6,073 in 2015 dollars); Rich.: $8127.50 (worth $2086,700 in 2015 dollars).8

     Between 1 January 1858 and 21 February 1859, Saml. Turner's made his account from January 1, 1858; Mrs. Turner's part until death and date of January 1, 1858; hire of slaves from death of life tenant, May 30th to date. One-eleventh to each of these: Saml. J. Turner, Jesse Wood and wife, Mary - - Saml. J. Turner, assignee; Jno. Bailey and wife, Lucy A. - - Saml. J. Turner assignee; Geo. H. Turner; Wm. G. Harlane and wife, Adeline; E. B. Mays and wife, Cassandra; Wm. R. Turner, Jno. L. Turner, George W. Howl and wife, Frances, Jas. C. Taylor and wife, Amanda, Eliz. J. Mays.
Recorded: February 21, 1859.9

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1830presumably as the free white female 40 thru 49 years of ageAmherst County, Virginia5
185069 years of age and living in the household of her son, Samuel J. TurnerAmherst County, Virginia10

Citations

  1. [S102] Ricks, Joel. Amherst County Marriage Bonds, 1753-1853 (Salt Lake City: [copied by Joel Ricks for the Genealogical Society of Utah], 1936), page 121.
  2. [S111] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 5-6 1810-1827, FHL Film 0,030,276, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Stephen Ham will entry, Will Book 5, page 57.
  3. [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 Richard Turner and Sally Ham, 1802, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9XF-NHTW .
  4. [S293] "Ham/m", contributed by Tom Hamm, cannot be reached directly from a link, updated 16 Dec 2017, Tree ID = 618779, site verified as active 24 Jun 2019. Says she was born in 1780 with no documentation. This site is more documented than most WorldConnect sites. I cannot supply a direct link to individuals thanks to a recent change by Rootsweb. Go to https://wc.rootsweb.com and input the tree number. Then you have to search for each person in the index which is ricidulous, but that's what the situation is as of Aug 2020.
  5. [S5986] "1830 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 17 Nov 2020, entry for Richard Turner, 1830, Amherst, Virginia; citing roll 194, page 526, line 25, FHL Microfilm 29,673, image 71 of 80; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  6. [S112] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 7-9 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Richard Turner will entry, Will Book 8, page 178, 179.
  7. [S812] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 13-14, 1852-1858, FHL Film 0,030,279, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Sarah Turner entry, Will Book 14, page 307.
  8. [S812] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks v. 13-14, FHL Film 0,030,279, Richard and Sarah Turner inventory, Will Book 14, page 387.
  9. [S813] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 15-16, 1858-1864, FHL Film 0,030,280, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Sarah Turner entry, Will Book 16, page 244.
  10. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M88G-Z2Z ), entry for Saml Turner household, 1850, Amherst county, part of, Amherst, Virginia, United States; citing no page number, family 1096, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 29,708 (?), accessed 8 Aug 2016.
  11. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR7Q-TFX, entry for Samuel J. Turner and Frances A. Staples, 22 Apr 1857; citing Amherst Co., Virginia, reference Mar Reg 2 p 19; FHL microfilm 30,311, accessed 5 Aug 2016).
  12. [S6295] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1854-1900," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch, Provo, Utah): accessed 19 Oct 2020, entry for Samuel J. Turner and Frances A. Staples, 1857, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-F8FY .
  13. [S6106] "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X5B2-MRW, entry for John L Turner, 1865, accessed 15 May 2020) Images only a available at a Family History Center or FamilySearch affiliate library.
  14. [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.
  15. [S6292] "Amherst Co., VA Death Reg., 1853-1896," FamilySearch, Millfred F. Howl, 1885, Amherst County, accessed 18 Oct 2020 at https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details?=1&place=393422&lifeEvent=102899&rmsId=TH-267-11122-64214-91&imageIndex=148&singleView=true.

Stephen Ham1

M, #318, b. circa 1734, d. before 17 February 1812

Family

Mildred Rucker d. a 1 Sep 1810
Children
Last Edited16 Oct 2020
     Stephen Ham was born circa 1734 in Virginia Colony.2

     Stephen Ham married Mildred Rucker, daughter of John Rucker and Susannah (--?--).3,4

     He performed his Military Service between 1776 and 1778 by serving as a private in Capt. Francis Taylor's Company, 2nd Virginia Regiment as a Fifer. His name first appears on the company pay roll 28 Mar to 1 May 1777. He was discharged 12 Mar 1778.

     The military accounts (Vol. 22, page 8) mention Stephen Ham as being paid for Revolutionary Service. 5

     Stephen and Mildred Rucker Ham are listed in the DAR Patriot Index, Part II..6

     Stephen patented land on Stovall Creek at Amherst County, Virginia.6,2

     On 18 December 1787, Stephen Ham witnessed the marriage bond between his son, John Ham, and Mourning Burford at Amherst County, Virginia.7

     On 24 February 1789, Stephen Ham witnessed the marriage bond between his daughter, Betsey Ham, and Orsson Knight at Amherst County, Virginia.8

     On 22 January 1791, "Peter Rucker, Jas Rucker as exor. of Jno. Rucker dec'd, Alex Marr, Ambrose Rucker, Jno Lea, Benj Rucker, Isaac Rucker, Anthony Rucker, Stephen Ham, and Jas Morton of Amherst conveyed to Anthony Rucker, of Amherst, for £65, 100 acres. Lines: Isaac Rucker, Drinking Corner."

     Although the deed is dated 1781, it is actually 1791. Therefore, Susannah's children sold the land they had purchased for her. Perhaps after he death, or, perhaps she moved in with one of her children and had no further need for the property.9

     On 16 July 1792, Stephen Ham witnessed the marriage bond between his daughter, Frances Ham, and Benjamin Plunkett at Amherst County, Virginia.10

     On 25 November 1795, Stephen Ham, father of the bride, was security for the marriage bond of James J. Turner Jr. and Lucy Ham at Amherst County, Virginia.11

     On 29 November 1802, Stephen Ham, father of Sally, witnessed the marriage bond of Richard Turner and Sarah Ham at Amherst County, Virginia, with Bartlett Ham as security and S. Garland and Allen Wade as witnesses.12

     Stephen Ham left a will dated on 1 September 1810 in Amherst County, Virginia. Stephen Hamm's will names his wife, Milly; son, John; four grandchildren - children of my deceased daughter, Frances Plunkett: Jonathan, Willis, William, and Milly Rucker Plunkett; my sons, James and Ambrose Hamm; daughter, Lucy Turner; daughter, Elizabeth Knight; son, William; son, Samuel; daughter, Susanna Douglas - sum loaned to Robert Douglas, to her. Daughter, Polly Douglas; son, Bartlett Hamm; daughter, Sally Turner.
Will of Stephen Hamm

     In the name of God amen. I Stephen Hamm of the County of Amherst being weak in Body; but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God; calling unto mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament; that is to say principally, and first of all, I give and recommeny my soul into the hands of almighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth, to be buried in decent Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this life.
I give and devise, and dispose of the same in the following manner and form, first of all it is my desire that all my just Debts should be paid by my Executors out of any money that may come into their hands belonging to my estate --

     Secondly. I lend unto my beloved Wife, Milly, all my Estate both real and personal that shall remain in my possession at my death not disposed of, during her natural life or widowhood and afterward to be divided among my children in the manner and form following -- Thirdly, I give and bequeath unto my beloved son John Hamm an equal share of my Estate.

     Fourthly. I give and bequeath unto my four beloved grandchildren who are the children of my beloved Daughter Frances Plunkett, Deceased, by name, Johnathan Plunkett, Willis Plunkett, William Plunkett & Milly Rucker Plunkett, an equal share of my Estate to be equally divided among my four Grandchildren each having one fourth part of the same.

     Fifthly I give and bequeath unto my beloved son James Hamm an equal share of my Estate --

     Sixthly I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Ambrose Hamm an equal share of my Estate after deducting the sum of one Hundred and thirty five pounds for one negro man named Tom which he has in his posession which I gave unto him --

     Seventhly, I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Lucy Turner an equal share of my Estate --

     Eighthly, I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Elizabeth Knight, and the Heirs of her body and equal share of my Estate after deducting the sum of forty four pounds from the same. --

     Ninthly I give and bequeath unto my beloved son William Hamm an equal share of my Estate --

     Tenthly, I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Samuel Hamm an equal share of my Estate --

     Eleventhly I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Susanna Douglass an equal share of my estate after deducting the sum of Eighty five pounds for one negro girl named Mary which is now in posession and the sum of Twenty nine pounds thirteen (?) shillings & eight pence which was lent Robert Douglass which I give unto her and her heirs. --

     Twelfthly, I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Polie Douglass an equal share of my Estate after deducting the sum of fifty five pounds for one negro girl named Jinny which I give unto her and her Heirs --

     Thirteenthly I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Bartlett Hamm an equal share of my estate, after deducting the sum of one Hundred and Thirty three pounds for one negro woman named Sally which he has in his posession and money but which I give unto him & his Heirs --

     Fourteenthly, I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Sally Turner an equal share of my Estate, after deducting the sum of Fifty five pounds for one negro girl named Keze which she has in posession which I give unto her and her Heirs --

     Also it is my will that the several legacies herein named shall be paid by my Executors as soon or at any time whensoever my beloved wife shall think fit to make a division to be made by her(?) or otherwise as my Executors shall think best and most advantageous for my children, at their discretion. I do duly appoint my beloved wife Milly Executrix and my beloved friends Jesse Beck and Charles Munday my Executors to this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all other Wills, Legacies, bequests, and Executors by me in anywise before named, willed & bequeathed; 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 this first day of September one thousand eight Hundred & Ten

     Signd Seald and pronounced                     Stephen Hamm (SEAL)
by the said Stephen Hamm
to be his last will & Testament
In presence of each of us
Witnesses
     John London
     Wm Turner
     Samuel Anderson junior.13

     Between February 1812 and May 1812, The Administrator's Bond mentioned Henry and William Turner. The Inventory on May 2, 1812 mentions Henry Turner.14

     Stephen Ham died before 17 February 1812 in Amherst County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 23 Jan 2019.15

     His estate was probated on 17 February 1812 in Amherst County, Virginia.15

     Before 15 April 1829, AA [?] Jesse Beck and Chas. Mundy - mention of Campbell Co. sheriff; Capt. Turner for services; Jesse Beck "for pailing (sic) in graveyard'; legacy of Jas. Hamm; Saml. Hamm; Eliz. Knight; David Douglas; Rich. Turner; Susanna Douglas and legatees of Benj. Plunkett. Total: $11,437.50 (worth $237,660.05 in 2011 dollars). Jno. Garth; Jno. Warwick; Geo. Staples.16

          Administrator's Account by the same administrators. To Wm. Hamm; Eliz. Knight; James Hamm; R. Turner - (worth $24,098.47 in 2011 dollars). Recorded April 15, 1829. at Amherst County, Virginia.17

Citations

  1. [S102] Ricks, Joel. Amherst County Marriage Bonds, 1753-1853 (Salt Lake City: [copied by Joel Ricks for the Genealogical Society of Utah], 1936), page 121.
  2. [S293] "Ham/m", contributed by Tom Hamm, cannot be reached directly from a link, updated 16 Dec 2017, Tree ID = 618779, site verified as active 24 Jun 2019. This site is more documented than most WorldConnect sites. I cannot supply a direct link to individuals thanks to a recent change by Rootsweb. Go to https://wc.rootsweb.com and input the tree number. Then you have to search for each person in the index which is ricidulous, but that's what the situation is as of Aug 2020.
  3. [S1336] Whitley, Edythe J.. History of the Rucker family and their descendants : sketches of Carter, Barton, Early, Johns, Lee, Martin, Pendleton, Reade, Seldon, Taliaferro, Witt and Wyatt families, FHL Film 1,321,319 #1, unknown roll. Page 10.
  4. [S293] "Ham Family", cannot be reached directly from a link, contributed by Tom Hamm, Tree ID = 618779, verified site active 24 Jun 2019. Says they married c1760 in Orange County, Virginia Colony.
  5. [S109] Sweeny, Leonora Higginbotham. Amherst County, Virginia in the Revolution 1773-1782, Including Extracts from the "Lost Order Book" (c1951; reprint Greenville: Southern History Press, Inc., 1998), page 49.
  6. [S586] Wood, Sudie Rucker. The Rucker Family Genealogy (Richmond: Old Dominion Press, Inc., 1932), page 166. This book must be viewed with care; the information on the German ancestors of the original emigrant has been proven erroneous as has a surprising amount of other information. It is now online at Ancestry.com.
  7. [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 James Ham and Mourning Burford, 1787, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89XF-NZLW .
  8. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for Orsson Knight and Betsey Ham, 1789, accessed 12 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-NZF6.
  9. [S6412] Brydon, Jean W.. "Susannah Rucker, The Story of the Wife of John Rucker: Oldest son of Peter Rucker, Immigrant", online at http://www.theruckerfamilysociety.org , uploaded 27 Dec 2020, Part 1, Citing Amherst County Deed Book G, page 7.
  10. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for Benjammin Plunkett and Frances Hamm, 1792, accessed 12 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89XF-NZ2X.
  11. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for James Turner Jr. and Lucy Ham, 1795, accessed 13 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89XF-NZV4.
  12. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for Richard Turner and Sally Ham, 1802, accessed 12 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9XF-NHTW.
  13. [S111] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 5-6 1810-1827, FHL Film 0,030,276, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Stephen Ham will entry, Will Book 5, page 57.
  14. [S111] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks. 5-6, 1810-1827, FHL Film 0,030,276, Stephen Ham will entry, Will Book 5, pages 91, 101.
  15. [S111] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks. 5-6, 1810-1827, FHL Film 0,030,276, Stephen Ham will entry, Will Book 5, pages 100-103.
  16. [S111] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks. 5-6, 1810-1827, FHL Film 0,030,276, Stephen Ham entry, Will Book 6, page 573.
  17. [S112] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 7-9 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Stephen Ham entry, Will Book 7, page 33.
  18. [S111] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks. 5-6, 1810-1827, FHL Film 0,030,276, Stephen Ham will entry, Will Book 5, page 57.

Martha A. Hamblett1

F, #18774, b. circa 1818, d. before 3 October 1860
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box) (#1)
Descendant Chart (Box) (#2)

Family

George H. Turner b. c 1813, d. b 11 Sep 1883
Children
Last Edited4 Jul 2021
     Martha A. Hamblett was born circa 1818 in Nelson County, Virginia.2

     Martha and George H. Turner obtained a marriage bond on 19 December 1835 in Nelson County, Virginia, with Elias Hamblett as surety.1,3

     Martha A. Turner died before 3 October 1860 because her husband was enumerated with a Sarah C., age 32, on this date.4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1840presumably as the free white female 20 thru 29St. Annes Parish, Albemarle County, Virginia5
185032 years of ageNelson County, Virginia2

Citations

  1. [S234] "Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850," database, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 9 Sep 2020, entry for George H. Turner and Martha A. Hamblett, 1835, Nelson County, Virginia.
  2. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 9 Sep 2020, entry for George H. Turner, 1850, Nelson, Virginia; citing roll 963, page 220B, family 12, image 2 of 172; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  3. [S6317] "Nelson County, Virginia Marriage Bonds, 1808-1866," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah, entry for George H. Turner and Martha A. Hamblett, 1835, at https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details?page=1&place=394978&rmsId=M9MP-H57&imageIndex=82&singleView=true, accessed 2 Nov 2020). These bonds were copies from a photostat copy of the county clerk's register of marriages in the Virginia State Library by Joel Hicks, and typed by Miss Mackeene Smith.
  4. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHM9-VTD ), entry for Geo H Turner, 1860, Nelson, Virginia; citing page, 165, household 1197, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 805,365, accessed 16 Sep 2020.
  5. [S6008] "1840 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 4 Jul 2021, entry for Geo H Turner 1840, St Annes, Albemarle, Virginia; citing roll 549, page 159, line 16, FHL microfilm 29,683, image 59 of 74, National Archives and Records Administration.
  6. [S6106] "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HJPP-896Z, entry for Ann M. Turner, 1862, Nelson County, accessed 31 Oct 2020) Images only a available at a Family History Center or FamilySearch affiliate library.

Mary C. Hamblett1

F, #18753, b. circa 1808
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box) (#1)
Descendant Chart (Box) (#2)

Family

Lorenzo D. Turner b. c 1809, d. b 14 Jun 1880
Children
Last Edited4 Jul 2021
     Mary C. Hamblett was born circa 1808 in Virginia.2

     Mary and Lorenzo D. Turner obtained a marriage bond on 14 November 1829 in Nelson County, Virginia.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1840presumably as the free white female 20 thru 29St. Annes Parish, Albemarle County, Virginia4
185042 years of ageCuivre Township, Pike County, Missouri2
1860why is a Nancy, age either 36 or 56 enumerated with Lorenzo on this census page?Union Township, Lincoln County, Missouri5
186052 years of ageUnion Township, Lincoln County, Missouri6
187063 years of ageWaverly Township, Lincoln County, Missouri7
188073 years of age and widowed. Also living in her household were Pauline Dickson, age 37, widowed, boarding with her five grandchildrenCarrollton Township, Carroll County, Missouri8

Citations

  1. [S234] "Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850," database, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 9 Sep 2020, entry for Lorenzo D. Turner and Mary C. Hamblett, 1829, Nelson County, Virginia.
  2. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 9 Sep 2020, entry for Lorenzo D Turner, 1850, Cuivre, Pike, Missouri; citing roll 409, page 173A, family 168, image 16 of 40; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  3. [S6317] "Nelson County, Virginia Marriage Bonds, 1808-1866," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah, entry for Lorenzo D. Turner and Mary C. Hamblett, 1829, at https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details?page=1&place=394978&rmsId=M9MP-H57&imageIndex=82&singleView=true, accessed 2 Nov 2020). These bonds were copies from a photostat copy of the county clerk's register of marriages in the Virginia State Library by Joel Hicks, and typed by Miss Mackeene Smith.
  4. [S6008] "1840 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 4 Jul 2021, entry for L.D. Turner 1840, St Annes, Albemarle, Virginia; citing roll 549, page 159, line 17, FHL microfilm 29,683, image 59 of 74, National Archives and Records Administration.
  5. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHZC-28G ), entry for Lorenzo D. Turner, 1860, Union, Lincoln, Missouri; citing page 198, household 1377, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 803,629, accessed 14 Mar 2021.
  6. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 22 Sep 2020), L D Turner, 1860, Union, Lincoln, Missouri; citing page 501, family 1406, FHL Microfilm 803,629.
  7. [S5981] "1870 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 22 Sep 2020, entry for Lorenzo Turner, 1870, Waverly, Lincoln, Missouri; citing roll 788, page 195B, family 57, FHL Microfilm 552,287, image 8 of 34; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  8. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 39 of 48 ), entry for Mary Turner, 1880, Carrollton, Carroll, Missouri; citing roll 679, page 491C, family, accessed 22 Sep 2020.
  9. [S6114] "Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1969," index and images, Missouri Digital Heritage ( https://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/https://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/1921/1921_00011591.PDF : accessed 16 Sep 2020), Silas B. Turner, 1921, Pike County, Missouri, Stamped File No. 10230.

Bettie A. Hamilton1

F, #24755, b. 1854

Family

John Early Turner b. 12 Aug 1857, d. 10 May 1947
Last Edited23 Feb 2021
     Bettie A. Hamilton was born in 1854 in Augusta County, Virginia. She was the daughter of John Hamilton and B. Harnsberger.1

     Bettie married John Early Turner, 28, son of William Hopkins Turner and Mary Perkins Moon, on 13 May 1886 in Fishersville, Augusta County, Virginia.1

     Bettie A. Turner and John Early Turner were divorced on 3 October 1921 at Augusta County, Virginia.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
191055 years of age, married for twenty-one years and has borne no childrenAugusta County, Virginia3

Citations

  1. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR7S-XJV, entry for John E. Turner and Bettie A. Hamilton, 13 May 1886; citing Fisherville, Augusta, Virginia, reference No 5420; FHL microfilm 30,416, accessed 10 Jan 2017).
  2. [S6468] "Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-1988," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVB2-HGJS, entry for John E Turner and Bettie A Hamilton, 03 Oct 1921; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing Arlington, Virginia, United States, certificate #21-002482, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, accessed 22 Feb 2021).
  3. [S5516] "United States Federal Census, 1910," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MPGN-MT4 ), entry for John E Turner, Augusta, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 26, sheet 6B, family 125, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1621; FHL microfilm 1,375,634, accessed 22 Feb 2021.

Joseph Porter Hamilton1

M, #26024, b. 23 August 1838, d. 16 October 1912

Family

Josephine Penelope Turner b. 26 Jan 1842, d. 16 Jun 1918
Last Edited16 Apr 2021
     Joseph Porter Hamilton was born on 23 August 1838 in Davidson County, Tennessee. He was the son of Eleazar Hamilton (1793-1871) and Emily Perry Hamilton (1807-1895.)2

     He performed his Military Service by serving as a Private in Company H, 7th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry as a Confederate soldier during the Civil War.2

     Joseph, 27, married Josephine Penelope Turner, 24, daughter of Thomas Turner and Penelope S. Cartwright, on 3 July 1866 in Wilson County, Tennessee.3

     Joseph Porter Hamilton died on 16 October 1912 at age 74 in Davidson County, Tennessee,2 and was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
188041 years of age. Also living in his household were Josie Turner, age 7, Niece; and Calhoun Scott, age 10 no relationship statedDistrict 5, Williamson County, Tennessee4
Teacher4
191071 years of age and married forty-three years. Also living in his household was Ruth A. Turner, age 18, nieceNashville, Davidson County, Tennessee5

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 27 Jan 2021, memorial page for Josephine Penelope Turner Hamilton (1842-1918) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by cyber sexton, maintained by Kat; citing Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Joseph Porter Hamilton (1838-1912) at memorial page....
  3. [S5974] "Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 16 Apr 2021, entry for Joseph P Hamilton and Josephene P Turner, 3 Jul 1866, Wilson County Marriages Jan 1838-Dec 1884, No. 307, image 355 of 846; citing original data from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  4. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 8 of 38 ), entry for Joseph P. Hamilton, 1880, Williamson, Tennessee; citing page 69D, family 75, accessed 16 Apr 2021.
  5. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 16 Apr 2021, entry for Joseph P. Hamilton, 1910, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee; citing roll T624_1496, page 4B, family 14, FHL microfilm 1,375,509, image 8 of 24; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.

Nicholas Hamner Jr1

M, #18695, b. circa 1670, d. circa 1740
FatherNicholas Hamner Sr1,2 b. bt 1638 - 1640, d. Nov 1703
MotherJoan (--?--)1 d. b 19 Apr 1692

Family

Child
Last Edited29 Sep 2018
     Nicholas Hamner Jr was born circa 1670 in New Posquoson Parish, York County, Virginia Colony.1

     In 1704, I believe this is the Nicholas Hamner who was a vestryman.3

     On 24 November 1704, "Nicholas Hamner The [?] Junior, William Cambell and Thomas [?] of York County bound unto the Worshipful Justices of the County for the sume of "one hundred thousand pounds of good sound [possibly Sweet] Scented Tobaco" payable to the said Justices or their heirs and assigns. The condition of their obligation is that Nicholas Hamner the Younger on petition ordered to administer the estate of Nicholas Hamner, late of this County, and produce an inventory of his estate lawfully appraised, as well as satisfy all just debts owing from said estate. He also was obligated to provide a just and true account of the said estate to the said Justices.
     Signed Sealed accknol                 Nicholas Hamner
     In ye [?] of                 Thomas Fear Junr
     Wm Belk                 Tho (his mark) Fear Sr
     Hen: Holdenaf       Wm Camball      Seal" at York County, Virginia Colony.2

     On 30 November 1704, Nicholas signed the inventory and appraisement of his father's estate.4

     Nicholas Hamner Jr died circa 1740 in James City County, Virginia Colony. He probably was buried in Walingford Anglican Churchyard, James City County.5

     ". . . there is no proven, definite burial site for Nicholas Hamner, Jr., or other Hamner Family members that can be verified by surviving church records or ancient tombstones in either Hickory Neck, Wallingford, ot the Hamner's Point area. However, some third generation Hamners must have been buried in one or more of these places."6

     "Unfortunately, no records survive of two Anglican churches which might have been attended by Nicholas and where he might have been buried. The first, Hickory Neck Episcopal lies in Brisland Parish, which was established 1653 in James City County. The church began as a wooden frame structure in 1721, but no known records exist today to indicate this. A few tombstones remain from the 1800's, but no colonial church records could be found for this church."

     "The other possible church is the Wallingford Anglican Church. In 1634, Wallingford Parish extended beyond the Chickahonomy River into James City County. The original, wooden "Wallingford Church, which was only several miles form the Hamner property, eventually fell into ruins form disuse. Today, St. John's Baptist Church stands on the old site, located on the right side of Route 610, several miles westward form Ul. S. 60 at Tuano, Virginia. A search of its overgrown, tangled cemetery failed to discover any Hamner tombstones."7

     In May 1742, "And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, that from and after the passing of this act, the name of the public ferry over Chickahomony river, from Goodall's to Williams's or Drummond's neck, be altered; and that the said ferry be appointed from Goodall's to Hamner's point, or Williams's, at the rates already settled by law."8

     The rates were set later from Cowle's to Hamner's point was 6 pence for a man and six pence for a horse.

     These entries are very important in helping us locate Nicholas' land because if one can determine the location of Cowle's and Hamner's Point, we would know location of his property. James Edward Hamner, author of the cited book, contacted the historiographer of Hickory Neck Episcopal Church in Tuano, Virginia. He is the source of the following:
          1. "'The singular point of land which projects into the Chickahonomy River from the James City County side of the river had been called 'Hamner's Point' since Colonial days.'
          2. 'Cowle,' . . . is the name of the land area in Charles City County directly across the river from Hamner's Point. A ferry crossing at this particular location along the river would be logical because the Chickahonomy River narrows there. A current day map illustrates the topography of the old ferry location and the distances from the Hamner's Point area to Tuano and Williamsburg (approximately 7 and 18 miles, respectively).'
          3. 'Local Virginians pronounce 'Cowle' as thought it were spelled 'Cole.' On an old military map in The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, authored by Major George B. Davis in 1891, Plate XVII depicts the exact James City County area in question, perfectly marking the location of 'Cole's Ferry.' The Union Army topographers, who created the original Atlas maps, erroneously spelled the river crossing 'Cole's ferry,' rather than Cowle's ferry' because that is how they interpreted the local people's pronunciation of the name. These factors now verify and confirm the exact location of 'Hamner's Point' and Nicholas Hamner, Jr.'s property in James City County, Virginia."9

     There is one additional potential reference that needs to be addressed. In Nugent's Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents & Land Grants, II, page 107 is an abstract to a John Page who received 1,900 acres in New Kent County on 14 Mar 1672 for important 28 persons, among whom is found the name Nicholas Hammer or Hamner. Not only are there 36 people listed in the abstract, names are spelled in odd manners, typical of the period. A careful study of early Colonial records for New Kent County is difficult because this is a "burned" county. However, neither the Vestry Book (1684-1758) or Parish Register (1685-1786) for St. Peter's Anglican Parish there contain any Hammer, Hanmer, or Hamner names.

     "Extensive research in Swem's Virginia Historical Index did produce some Hammers, but they were German immigrant pioneers who lived in western Virginia, far from New Kent or the other Tidewater counties. Similar negative results were discovered from a review of the Westover Anglican Church Records in neighboring Charles City County. However, branches of the Harman Family were detected in the Heads of Families List, 1782 and the Land Tax Records List, 1782 for New Kent County."

     Given the difficulties of interpreting Colonial handwriting, James Edward Hamner believes the emigrant ancestor mentioned in the Nugent abstract was perhaps a member of the Harman Family.10

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1704with 500 acresJames City County, Virginia Colony11,12

Citations

  1. [S3574] Hamner, James Edward and Hamner, Catherine Anne Clark. A Brief History of The Hanmer/Hamner Family in Wales & Colonial America (Memphis: Llysbedydd Press, 1991), page 109 . this book has been carefully researched and footnoted. It corrects some egregious errors made in previous books, such as the book on Albemarle County by Rev. Woods.
  2. [S3678] York County, Virginia Deeds, Orders, Wills, No. 11-12, 1698-1706, FHL Film 0,034,406, microfilm of originals at the York County courthouse, Yorktown, Virginia, #12, page 301.
  3. [S1174] Meade, Bishop William. Old Churches Ministers, and Families of Virginia, 2 (1857; reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992), 2.
  4. [S3801] Hamner, James Edward. The Hamer/Hamner Family History in Virginia (Sewanee, Tennessee: Llysbedydd Press, 2009), page 56.
  5. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 51.
  6. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 60.
  7. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 59-60.
  8. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 58, citing William Hening, Statutes-at-Large: Laws of Virginia from the First Session of the Legislature, vol 5, page 191.
  9. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 58, citing William Hening, Statutes-at-Large: Laws of Virginia from the First Session of the Legislature, vol 6, page 14.
  10. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 60-61.
  11. [S2790] Foley, Louise Pledge Heath, compiler. Early Virginia Families Along the James River: Their Deep Roots and Tangled Branches, James City County - Surry County Virginia (Baltimore: Genealogical Pubishing Co., Inc., 1990), page 153.
  12. [S2199] Parks, Gary, compiler. Virginia Tax Records: From The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, the William and Mary College Quarterly, and Tyler's Quarterly (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2000), page 477.
  13. [S3574] Hamner and Hamner. Brief Hist. of Hamner Fam., page 74-75.

Nicholas Hamner Sr1,2

M, #821, b. between 1638 and 1640, d. November 1703
FatherHumphrey Hanmer3 b. 29 Apr 1592, d. b 1 Feb 1645

Family

Joan (--?--) d. b 19 Apr 1692
Child
Last Edited24 Jan 2022
     Nicholas Hamner Sr was born between 1638 and 1640. Unfortunately, the New Poquoson Parish Birth Register begins in 1648 so Nicholas' name cannot be found in it.4

     Nicholas married Joan (--?--) circa 1668. The Amherst County history claims her surname to be Turner, born in England bef 1675, but provides no documentation. I have found this source replete with errors.5,6,7,8

     On 16 March 1672, a Nich. Hamner was transported by Mr. John Page as one of 28 persons brought to the colony. Mr. Page received a patent for 1,900 acres in New Kent County as a result of transporting these people. This cannot be the same man. Possibly there were two men by this name which has led to the Sr. and Jr. designations (Jr being used by civil authorities to delineate a younger man from an older one with the same name and doesn't necessarily connote a familial relationship).

     However, it must be pointed out that there was a good deal of finagling when it came to the lists of transported persons. Often the same person would be reported as transported by different individuals at different times. I feel that I have proven this Nicholas Hamner to be the son of the original emigrant, Humphrey Hanmer.9

     On 24 July 1689, the inventory of the estate of John Donnell of Bruton Parish, showed that Nicholas Hamner was one of the people to whom the estate owed debts.10

     On 19 April 1692, Joan Hamner, wife of Nico. Hamner was buried at Bruton Parish, James City County, Virginia Colony.11

     On 23 March 1698/99, Hamners Path is named in a deed conveyance between Joseph White and Thomas Crips, both of Bruton Parish at James City County, Virginia Colony.12

     Nicholas Hamner Sr died in November 1703 in Bruton Parish, James City County, Virginia Colony. Nicholas Hammer (sic) is on the list of deaths for the period of 1703/04.13,14

     He was buried in Bruton Parish Episcopal Church Cemetery, Williamsburg, Virginia Colony.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 20 Jan 2019.15,16

     On 24 November 1704, his son, Nicholas Hamner, Jr., Thomas Fear, Jr., William Camball and Thomas Fear, Sr., were bonded in the amount of 100,000 pounds of tobacco as security for the administration of his estate in York County, Virginia Colony.17

     His estate was appraised on 30 November 1704 at York County, Virginia Colony, "Certified (this date): An Inventory and Apraissment of the Estate of Nicholas Hamner, Deceased.
     Five Stears, five or six years old               12-10
     Nine Cowes                    15-15
     Three, 3 year oldes               4-10
     Two Heffers, 4 yeares olde               3-10
     Two Heffers, 2 yeares olde               2-
     One Bull, 5 yeares olde               1-10
     Eight Yearlins               4-
     Twenty Hogges               12-
     One horse, 7 yeares olde               2-10
     One fetherbed, one green rugge, & furniture          6-
     One fether bed, one Blue rugge, & furniture          5-10
     One fether bed & furniture in the Dary          6-
     Three olde Servants' beds, 2 rugges, 2 olde Blankets     1-
     Wearing Close               3-
     One Oven               -15-2
     5 yards of Cotton               -8
     Some olde Table Linin               -5
     One large Table, 4 Chests, 1 Cubbard     2-10
     One olde gun, 1 sword, 1 belt, som Bottells, 6 books,
      5 hinges, 2 Brushes, 2 iron potts, 12 rack, 1 frying iron     3-10
     Forty-seven pounds & halfe of powder          2-7-6
     One mare and sadle          3-
     One olde Cart & olde harness          1-10
     A piel of Lumber          2-12
     Two men Servants, 3 months to serve; 1 Boye, 12
      months to serve                    5-
                                   102£, 17 Shillings, 8 Pence
Signed by: Edward Wigg, Jos. With, Thos. Fear, Sr., Nicholas Hanmer, Jr., & Thos. Fear, Jr."18

     " . . . the administrators undoubtedly used leniency in determining the face value and item description for Nicholas Hanmer/Hamner's estate. Nevertheless, a personal property estate of 102£, 17 Shillings, 8 Pence was a respectable one for 1645." (but this appraisal occurred in 1704?). The fact that he had thirty head of cattle, twenty pigs and two horses indicates that he was involved with raising livestock, as well as cultivating tobacco. "He also had three indentured servants, each of whom produced 50 granted acres of land per headright, totalling 150 acres. The question arises, where was his land located? It could have been in either York County or James City County, or both counties. A York County court adjudicated Nicholas Sr.'s case, so one would first think his property was in York County. Yet, in 1704 when the estate inventory was presented to the York County Court, Nicholas Hanmer/Hamner, Jr. paid taxes on 500 acres of land for the Quit Rent taxes in James City County. I (the author) do not believe that these were two separate tracts of land; a further explanation (ccurs later in his book)." The possessions of Nicholas Sr. also indicate a man of culture and monetary means at this time. "It was still rare in Tennessee in the mid-1800's for a rural planter to own more than a Bible and a book on home remedies." The f[act that Nicholas Sr. had six books in 1703 "provides convincing evidence that (he) was an educated man with a sense of social graces."

     A study of the signatures on the two York County Court records are interesting. I am attaching a scanned copy of a tracing of both signatures which were made by Nicholas and not by a court clerk. In the first, Nicholas has signed on the original petition for administration; whereas in the second, he has signed the inventory and appraisal. Note the fact that the 'N' in his first name is printed on the first, but on the second is in script. The 'H' in his surname is in lower case script for both signatures, which definitely appear to be written by the same person. Of special importance is the fact that the in the first, he writes his surname as 'ham ner, while in the second, he spells it 'hanmer.' This provides conclusive evidence that our ancestors were still using both spellings in 1704. Finally, in the second, he not only used the identical Hanmer spelling, but he added the abbreviation 'Jr-', "which gives positive proof that there was a Nicholas, Jr., who was the son of Nicholas, Sr."19,20

Citations

  1. [S501] Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Company, Inc., 1929), page 158.
  2. [S3574] Hamner, James Edward and Hamner, Catherine Anne Clark. A Brief History of The Hanmer/Hamner Family in Wales & Colonial America (Memphis: Llysbedydd Press, 1991), page 68 . this book has been carefully researched and footnoted. It corrects some egregious errors made in previous books, such as the book on Albemarle County by Rev. Woods.
  3. [S3574] Hamner and Hamner. Brief Hist. of Hamner Fam., page 52.
  4. [S3801] Hamner, James Edward. The Hamer/Hamner Family History in Virginia (Sewanee, Tennessee: Llysbedydd Press, 2009), page 51-52.
  5. [S3725] Wright. F. Edward, compiler. York County, Virginia Marriages and Family Relationships 1636-1800 (Lewes: Colonial Roots, 2012), page 85, citing Vogt, Bruton Parish Virginia Register 1662-1797.
  6. [S3378] Goodwin, William Archer Rutherford, compiler. The Record of Bruton Parish Church (Richmond: The Dietz Press, 1941), page 162.
  7. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 51.
  8. [S5548] Amherst County Heritage Book Committee, compiler. Amherst County, Virginia Heritage, II (n/a: Walsworth Publishing Company, 2004), page 177, submitted by Brian M. Leighton; claiming her surname to have been Turner and that she was born in England bef 1675.
  9. [S2539] Nugent, Nell Marion, abstractor. Cavalier and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, II: 1666-1695 (Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1977), page 30, citing Patent Book 6, page 107.
  10. [S3646] Dorman, John Frederick, abstractor. York County, Virginia Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc., No. 8, Part Two, 1687-1691 (Washington: J. F. D., 1975), page 20, citing pages 314-315.
  11. [S3051] Vogt, John, compiler. Bruton Parish Virginia Register 1662-1797 (Athens, Georgia: New Papyrus Publishing, 2004), page 75.
  12. [S3635] DeMarco, Christopher. Colonial Families of York County, Virginia, 3 (Lewes: Colonial Roots, 2009), page 5.
  13. [S3378] Goodwin. Bruton Parish VA Church Recds., page 164.
  14. [S3051] Vogt. James City Co., Bruton Parish Reg., 1662-1797, page 79, wherein he is described as a 'planter'.
  15. [S3574] Hamner and Hamner. Brief Hist. of Hamner Fam., page 69.
  16. [S3634] Chappelear, Nancy, compiler. Bruton and Middleton Parishes, James City County, Virginia, Parish Register 1662-1797 (Washington: Chappelear & Baird, 1966), page 32; citing register page 103.
  17. [S3678] York County, Virginia Deeds, Orders, Wills, No. 11-12, 1698-1706, FHL Film 0,034,406, microfilm of originals at the York County courthouse, Yorktown, Virginia, #12, page 301.
  18. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 55, citing York County, Virginia Records, No. 12, page 302 (November 30, 1704).
  19. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 56.
  20. [S3899] York County, Virginia Deeds, Orders, Wills, No. 11-12, 1698-1706, FHL Film 0,034,406, #4, microfilm of originals at the York County courthouse, Yorktown, Va.
  21. [S3574] Hamner and Hamner. Brief Hist. of Hamner Fam., page 109.

Rebecca Hamner1

F, #1132, b. circa 1753, d. before 25 June 1810
FatherWilliam Hamner1 b. c 1710, d. b Jul 1788
MotherElizabeth Henley b. 1733, d. 1788
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

James Turner b. c 1740, d. b 15 Jun 1806
Children
Last Edited27 Aug 2021
     Rebecca Hamner was born.2

     Rebecca married James Turner, son of Terisha Turner and Sarah (--?--). No marriage record appears to exist for this period.3,4,5

     On 24 September 1765, James Turner and his wife, Rebecca, conveyed 270 acres on both sides of Rockfish river for £150 to Stephen Turner. The land also was on one side of Cove Creek and Jermon Creek on the other side of the Rockfish. The property was bounded by Jno. Matthews on the south; Jos. Matthews on the east; Jno. Matthews on the North. Witnesses were: Jno. Wilkinson; Leonard Phillips; Jno. Turner; Jas. Turner, Jr; and Jno. London in Amherst County, Virginia Colony.6

     On 25 December 1787, she is named Rebecca Turner in her father's will of this date and bequeathed one Negro woman Dinah and her children and they (sic) increase to her and her heirs forever.1

     On 7 December 1789, James Turner and his wife, Rebecca, of Amherst County, paid Daniel Dunakin, of Amherst County, £32 for 64 acres on north branch of Dutch Creek. Original patent to Thos. Mathews, 1 Aug 1772 and bought by Turner. Lines: Josiah Wood. Delivered to Martin Dawson, per order, 11 Jun 1796 in Amherst County, Virginia.7

     On 24 November 1795, she is named in her husband's will of this date.8

     On 21 July 1806, she renounced the will of husband, James Turner, and claimed her legal Estate of Dower. Witnesses: Matt Lankford, Wm. H. Leigh, Dunmore Dameron at Amherst County, Virginia.9,10

     On 25 December 1807, Nelson County was created from Amherst County with its government forming the following year.

     Rebecca Turner died before 25 June 1810 in Nelson County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 28 Jan 2019.11

     On 25 June 1810, Terisha Turner Jr, James Turner, Wm. H. Mosby and Alexander Roberts were bonded in the sum of £800 for Terisha Turner Jr, administrator of all the goods, chattels, and estate of Rebecca Turner, deceased, at Nelson County, Virginia. Signed and sealed by all persons named and recorded this day.12

     Rebecca Turner's estate was inventoried on 18 November 1810 in Nelson County, Virginia, but, the images were blurred during scanning. The inventory was recorded 28 Dec 1818.11,13

     On 29 December 1819, the final settlement of Rebecca's estate was made with debts paid and amounts distributed to Legatees at Nelson County, Virginia.14

Citations

  1. [S1350] Albemarle County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 2-3, 1752-1798, FHL Film 0,030,212, microfilm of original records at the Albemarle County Courthouse in Charlottesville, Virginia, William Hamner will, Will Book 3, pages 40-43.
  2. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family".
  3. [S810] Wulfeck, Dorothy Ford. Marriages of Some Virginia Residents, 1607-1800, II (1967; reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1986), page 108, no date provided, but refers to page 333.
  4. [S2288] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: An Abstract of All Items in Deed Book G (Amherst: B. F. Davis, 1964), page 42; citing page 458.
  5. [S1433] Harris, Virginia Turner. "Turner Bible Records," Southern Genealogists Exchange Quarterly, vol. 15, no. 69 (Spring 1974): page 11.
  6. [S2288] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Deed Book G, page 42; citing Deed Book G, page 458.
  7. [S2293] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia Deed Book F (Amherst: B. F. Davis), page 47; citing page 412.
  8. [S6307] "Amherst County, Virginia Will Book 4, 1801-1810," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for James Turner, 1806, page 223, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCYK?i=464&cat=279608, accessed 30 Oct 2020.
  9. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Rebeccah Turner entry, Will Book 4, page 258. Direct Link https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SZ3J?i=482&cat=279608
  10. [S6307] "Amherst Co., VA Will Bk.4, 1801-1810," FamilySearch, Rebecca Turner, 18067 page 258 at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SZ3J?i=482&cat=279608, accessed 30 Oct 2020.
  11. [S1355] Nelson County, Virginia Will Books, vol. A-B, 1808-1822, FHL Film 0,032,715 #3, microfilm of original records at the Nelson County Courthouse in Lovingston, Virginia, Rebecca Turner entry, Will Book B, page 37.
  12. [S6289] "Nelson County, Virginia, Will Book A, 1808-1818," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Terisha Turner Jr and James Turner, 1810, Nelson County, Virginia, Will Book A, pages 81-82, image 62 of 495, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99P4-X843?i=61&cat=382866, accessed 29 Sep 2020.
  13. [S6313] "Nelson County, Virginia Will Book B, 1818-1822," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Rebecca Turner, 1810, pages 37-38, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99P4-X8ZV?i=397&cat=382866, accessed 31 Oct 2020.
  14. [S6313] "Nelson Co., VA Will Bk B, 1818-1822," FamilySearch, Rebecca Turner, 1810, pages 82-84 at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99P4-X8ZX?i=398&cat=382866, accessed 31 Oct 2020.

Susannah Hamner1

F, #820, d. before 27 May 1813
FatherWilliam Hamner1 b. c 1710, d. b Jul 1788
MotherElizabeth Henley b. 1733, d. 1788
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Stephen Turner b. bt 1726 - 1743, d. b Nov 1799
Children
Last Edited24 Jan 2022
     
The Link to the Great Families of England, Europe, etc.

     It is through Susannah Hamner that I've been able to trace ancestors back into the Dark Ages. Susannah descended from the emigrant, Humphrey Hanmer (who changed the spelling of his surname to Hamner). The Hanmers were a noble Welsh family. During the time that Henry VII (so known as Henry Tudor, a Welshman) became king of England, it was to the advantage of the English nobility to marry their daughters into other great Welsh families. It is through these links forged during the time of the Tudors, as well as Hamner links to Irish/Scot/Welsh nobility, that I have been able to get back as far as I have.
     Susannah Hamner married Stephen Turner, son of Terisha Turner and Sarah (--?--), on 9 October 1764.2,3,4

(To read my transcription of her bible, click Transcription of Susannah Hamner Bible)2

(To see a scan of her Bible, click Susannah Hamner Turner Bible)2

     On 7 May 1765, Terisha Turner paid £70 Virginia money to John Hawkins and Mary, his wife, of Bute County, North Carolina for a tract of land laying in Granville County on both sides of Regen's Branch. Beginning at a Red Oak in his own line, then East 268 pole to a Black Oak, then North 420 pole to a Red Oak, then West 20 pole to Little Nutbush, then down the creek 168 pole to Templey's line, then South by his line to the beginning, including 700 acres of land, be the same more or less. Witnesses: George Lumkin, Philemon Hawkins. Granville County May Court 1765. Proved by Phil Hawkins. Hawkins had patented the land on 1 Dec 1760.

     This is the land to which Stephen and Susanna eventually moved in Granville County, North Carolina Colony.5

     On 25 December 1787, she is named Susannah Turner in her father's will and is left one Negro woman Hannah and her children and they (sic) increase to her and her heirs forever.1

     Susannah Turner died before 27 May 1813 in Warren County, North Carolina.
     In the May 1813 term of Court, Susanna Turner is said to be deceased. Stephen Turner, her son, is appointed Administrator of her estate. Bond for 1,000 pounds to Henry Fitts, Chairman of the County Court with Security provided by Thomas Hilliard and Henley Turner.

     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 5 Feb 2019.6,7

     On 27 May 1813, in May Court, Stephen Turner, her son, was granted administration of her estate. Bond for 1,000 Pounds to Henry Fitts, Ch. Co. Ct. Sec: Thomas Hilliard & Henley Turner. at Warren County, North Carolina.7

     Susannah Turner's estate was inventoried on 9 June 1813 in Court, Stephen Turner was there with respect to his mother's estate. In August Court, Stephen presented the inventory of her estate which includes crop of Petersburg tobacco and bonds due from Henley Turner and Robert Wright, Jr.

     Inventory of Susannah Turner Properties, 9 June 1878.

"Turner’s I An inventory of the Property that Susannah Turner died properties of taken the 9th June
Inv.                I 1873.
                I To wit.
I       thirty four pieces of Bacon, 1 firkin of hogs lard, a parcel of soap, some salt, nine
I      weeding & killing hoes, three grubbing ditto & (?)n Plow ditto, two new –ground
I      coultery, one Pole Axe, 1 scythe and cradle, two air of (?)am(?), two plow bridle bibs,
I      two raw cow hides, 1 brandy barrel, 1 piece of Bar __ (?)___, pr. of old wagon Tine,
I      one large wash pot, one Dutch oven, one Ladle, two old marking __(?)___, three
I       Piggins __(?)__ and pieces of (?) oal(?s) leather, a parcel of Beef=ma(?), a parcel of
I      corn fodder and __(?)___ a parcel of (?) hanging, four head of cattle, three head of
I      horses, nine head of sheep, thirty five head of Hogs, one meal sifter, one (?)earch, four
I       jugs some honey in one say about half gallon, three pair of cotton card(?) one pair of
I       wool ditto, one woman’s saddle and Bridle, one man’s saddle, three Table Cloths, a
I       parcel of pickles and seed cotton, four yards of white plane cotton cloth, two Dutch
I       Blankets, figured chest ___(?)___, three counterpains, three undersheets, two pillars
I       and cases, a parcel of Spun cotton, a parcel of mixed cotton and wool, one painted
I      Table, one painted chest, one gourd and parcel of sugar and coffee, five knives and
I       forks, five Table spoons, one soap ditto, one Earthen Tea Pot, two Earthen Baking
I      Pans, one Earthen Dish, three Earthen Plates, one Sugar Dish, one waiter, a parcel of
I      cups and saucers, two tin baking Pans, one tin pint measure, one pair of tin candle
I      molds, one Petersburg Crop Tob[sub o is written adjacent to “b” VHD] note. no. 40
I      weight       crops      tar       neth
I            1476. – 126 – 1350, one Paddock, one basket of wool, one sack – bag.
I       Cutting knife & Bench, one empty Tob[sub o is written adjacent to “b” VHD]
I       one Paddock, one basket of wool, one sack-bag. Cutting knife & Bench, one empty
I       empty Tob[sub o is written adjacent to “b” VHD] rack, a parcel of peas, a parcel of
I       Flax Seed, one curry comb, one Grind-stone, two Porter Dishes, one Pewter Barrow,
I       one Pepper _(?)_ , one churn, one _(?)_ _(?)_ , two hens, one funnel, pr of five _(?_,
I      & a coffee mill, one _(?)_ the _(?)_ Twenty Dollars due from Robert Wright Jr. on the
I      29th November 1871. one ditto from Henly Turner of Three Dollars due on the 20th,
I       January 1873 a parcel of wheat, money in hand thirty two Dollars & _(?).
I
I                      Stephen Turner Admin
I
I       Warren County August Term 1873. This Inventory of the Estate of Susannah Turner
I       was returned in Open Court by Stephen Turner the administrator on oath and on
I       motion the same was ordered to be recorded.
I            Test. Wm. Green Clk."8,7

     On 10 June 1813, (and on 11 Jun) there was a sale of the items from her estate. An accounting of the sale was presented at the Aug. 1813 court by Stephen Turner. Purchases included: Jones Mabry, John Turner, Jacob Davis, Henley Turner, Terisha Turner, Thomas Reaves, William Reaves, Terisha Johnson, etc.

     "270 I Memorandum of Property sold at the sale of Susannah Turner dec’d 10th
Turner I & 11th June 1813._____________________________________________
Acct           I Persons Names            I Property           I       $ cts._____
Sales           I Stephen Dodson           1 Pole Axe                 1.00
I           James Bullock           3 grubbing hoes                 1.26
I            Jones & Mabry            4 weeding hoes                 .70
I           David Dancy            4 killing hoes                1.40
I            Terisha Turner            3 new ground Coultery          .55
I           Stephen Dodson           2 Jack hoes                1.51
I           Terisha Turner            2 Jack do                1.20
I           David Dancy           1 Trowell do               .52
I            James Bulloch            1 weeding do & trowel do           1.00
I            Caps & Mabry            2 pr. harness & Bridle Bits           .80
I            David Dancy            1 curry comb                .75
I            James Bulloch            1 man’s Saddle                1.50
I            Allison Williams            1 Scythe & cradle                3.00
I            James Bulloch           2 Raw cowhides                3.00
I            Thomas Hillard            1 Grind Stone                2.10
I            James Mabry                1 Tub & __(?_                 .30
I            Joseph P. Green           2 do do                 .12 ½
I            Robert Wright           2 do do                    .41
I            Henly Turner           1 Dutch oven               1.40
I                                 1 (?) Pork                2.50
271           |Terisha Johnson            1 (?) Saddle                 .51 (or .31)
I            Thomas Davis           1 bread (?)               .19
I            Jacob Davis           1 brandy barrel                 .87
I            John Allen            1 meal sifter               .32
I            Henly Turner            1 (?) do                 .75
I            Richard Shearren           Candle mould & 2 baking (?)           .29
I            William Reaves            Lot of Earthen Ware & (?)           .61
I            Jacob Davis            1 Tea Pot                .51
I            Thomas Reaves            2 Earthen Plates & tin measure          .12
I            Jacob Davis                          2 Earthen Baking Pans          .80
I           William Reaves           1 Earthen Dish                    .96     
I           Anderson Byars           5 Table spoons & soap do           .31
I            Jacob Davis            5 knives & forks               1.72
I            Henly Turner                Goard of Coffee & sugar            1.62
I            Joseph T. Green                  1 (?)                .75      
I            Allison Williams                     1 small do                .35
I            Austin Wright Jr.                     1 jug and honey           1.20
I           Jacob Davis                          1 do                    1.30     
I            Jones Mabry                      1 Pewter Dish           1.00
I            William Reaves                  1 do do                1.39
I            Henly Turner            1 Pewter Basin           1.22
I           Thomas Davis                     1 Pepper Box & Paddock           .44
I           Wm Reaves            1 woman’s saddle & bridle           11.10 I            Thomas Davis            1 pair cotton (?)                1.10
I            Robt. Mabry           1 do do                .20
I            Henly Turner                     1 pr. wool do           .52
I           Thomas Davis           1 pr. cotton do                2.30
272          I Jacob Davis           parcel of spun cotton           2.85
I            Terisha Johnson           1 painted chest                4.33
I            John Turner                          1 painted Table           2.10
I            Terisha Turner                      sheet & counterpain       2.50
I            Anderson Byars                 do do           4.57
I                           2 pillow cases                    1.70      
I                           3 Table Cloths               1.00          
I                               parcel of new cotton __(?)__                .36
I           Jacob Davis                    piece of new cloth                     .99
I           Robert Wright            figured chest __(?)__          .45     
I           Jacob Davis            2 Dutch Blankets                3.57
I           Howard Davis           1 Basket & wool               4.15
I           Terisha Turner            1 Jack Bag                .60
I           Zeke Dortch                          parcel of _(?)_ cotton           1.21
I            Austin Wright                          a parcel of do do          5.26
I           Robert Wright                 parcel of picked do          2.42
I            Anderson Byers                     3 _(?)_               .36
I            Robert Wright                lot of Bacon four pieces           3.00
I                      lot of do do           8.42
I           David Hollimay           lot of do do               26.68
I            Zeke Dortch           parcel of soap                2.10
I           Wm Hargrove           Goard of oil, tallow, & Beeswax      1.00
I            Stanfield Drew           parcel of Lard               6.26
I            Thomas White                parcel of salt                2.60
I            James Ellington           1 _(?)_ & piece of _(?)_           3.41
I            Jacob Davis           piece of Bar _(?)_           2.55
I            Stephen Dodson           1 pr. of wagon tine          6.25
273          I David Dancy                1 hided heifer           [:TAB: 7.46
I            Richard _(?)_            1 hided __(?)__            15.00
I            Stephen Dodson           1 _(?)_ & yearling           18.11
I            Thomas Davis                     1 Petersburg Inspected Tobc _(?)_      14.10
I            Jacob Davis           parcel of _(?)_ hanging in the barn 9.50
I           David Dancy                9 first choice hogs           30.00
I                            of second do do          10.10
I            Joel Smith                Black _(?)_ pigs                5.50
I                                        1 _(?)_ do do          4.20
I                           1 yellow do & _(?)_ do          3.00
I           Terisha Turner            5 Barrels of corn            12.88
I           Nathaniel Laffron           5 do do           12.90
I            Sylvester Nuckuls            5 do do          13.10
I            Israel Hargrove           __(?)__ & parcel of _(?)_       1.10
I            Austin Wright Jr           parcel of _(?)_ _(?)_          .25
I                           cutting knife & bench          1.24
I           Robert Wright           Sorrel Horse Ball          60.00
I           David Dancy           Bay Mare _(?)_ & colt     90.20
I            Stephen Dodson           6 Ewes & 3 rams          16.40
I            Caswell Drake                     1 stack of oats           5.40
I                           1 stack of Blade fodder      2.65
I                           1 do do          4.10
I           David Dancy           1 stack of oaks           6.31
I            John Stephens                1 stack of blade fodder       3.25
I            Henly Turner           2 ducks & 2 Hens, five _(?)_
I                           funnel & coffee mill          2.50
274
I           Austin Wright Jr.           4 barrels of corn           10.75
I            Jacob Davis           parcel of rubbish corn           10.35
I            Joseph T. Green           36 _(?)_ Bushels of whea       30.35 ½

                         Stephen Turner Adm.

     Warren County August Term 1813
          This account of sales of the Estate of Susannah Turner Decd was returned in open court
          by Stephen Turner Adm. On oath, and on motion the same was ordered to be recorded.
                         Test. Wm Green Clc"

     By my rough calculation, the total amount derived from this sale was about $558.23 (worth about $6,628.91 in 2013 dollars). at Warren County, North Carolina.9

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1800with a household consisting of one free white male 10 through 15; three free white males 16 through 25; two free white females under 10; one free white female 16 through 25; one free white female 45 or older (herself); and, fourteen slavesWarren County, North Carolina10

Citations

  1. [S1350] Albemarle County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 2-3, 1752-1798, FHL Film 0,030,212, microfilm of original records at the Albemarle County Courthouse in Charlottesville, Virginia, William Hamner will, Will Book 3, pages 40-43.
  2. [S548] Stephen and Susanna Turner, Bible of Susannah Hamner Turner (Edinburgh, Scotland: Alexander Kincaid, 1762); Edward Rawles in 1971 and current owner unknown but a digitized copy is available in the NC Archives Digital Repository, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, verified site active 6 Jul 2019, transcribed by Toby Turner on 23 Sep 2009.
  3. [S810] Wulfeck, Dorothy Ford. Marriages of Some Virginia Residents, 1607-1800, II (1967; reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1986), page 110; citing Rev. Edgar Woods' Albemarle in Virginia, page 215, which states his name to be Reuben with no documentation. Woods' book was written in 1901 and is incorrect in its use of Reuben as a middle name, but it has been used by countless family historians. The DAR has stricken this middle name from its records.
  4. [S1433] Harris, Virginia Turner. "Turner Bible Records," Southern Genealogists Exchange Quarterly, vol. 15, no. 69 (Spring 1974): page 11.
  5. [S2307] Rackley, Timothy W., abstractor. Granville County North Carolina Deeds, 1763-1766 (Kernersville: T. W. R., 1986), page 77; citing Deed Book H, page 369 and Patent Book 11, Granville District, NC, page 376.
  6. [S1686] Warren County, North Carolina Record of Wills, Accounts, Inventories and Settlements, vols. 14-18, 1807-1816, FHL Film 0,531,533, microreproduction of manuscript and typescript filmed by the North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Susanna Turner entry, vol. 17, page 245.
  7. [S2205] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Records of Estates: Warren County, North Carolina 1805-1833, II (Raleigh: D. B. G., 1989), page 20; citing County Court Minutes, August 1812 - November, 1813.
  8. [S1686] Warren Co., NC Wills, Invs. & Settlemnts., vols. 14-18, FHL Film 0,531,533, Susanna Turner inventory, vol. 17, page 266. I am indebted to Beverly Gail Drewa who transcribed a digital copy of the original record on 29 Aug 2007. A copy of the original is in the possession of Toby Turner..
  9. [S1686] Warren Co., NC Wills, Invs. & Settlemnts., vols. 14-18, FHL Film 0,531,533, Susanna Turner entry, vol. 17, pages 270-274.
  10. [S58] "1800 U. S. Federal Census," Warren County, North Carolina, Roll 32, page 834, line 4, Susanna Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M32. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.

William Hamner1

M, #1151, b. circa 1710, d. before July 1788
FatherNicholas Hamner Jr2 b. c 1670, d. c 1740

Family

Elizabeth Henley b. 1733, d. 1788
Children
Last Edited25 Jan 2022
     William Hamner was born circa 1710, son of Nicholas Hamner Jr, in James City County, Virginia Colony. He had to be a more mature man than the birth dates of 1730 or 1732 indicate because he was named an executor of his brother's will in 1750. However, I think 1720 is too early a date.

     However, the cited book claims this William to be the son of Nicholas III of Albermarle who died there in 1793. It shows this man born in 1730 in New Kent County and dying ini 1785 in Albemarle County. He married Elizabeth Hen(d)ly and they had eleven children.3 William Hamner also has been reported to have been born circa 1720 but, I am tending to think this date makes more sense as far as the birth of his children goes than the 1710 date whereas the 1730-32 dates seems too late;4 or, in 1730 at New Kent County, Virginia Colony.5

(To see a scan of the slave sale document, click Henley Slave Sale Document)

     William married Elizabeth Henley, daughter of Leonard Henley and Elizabeth Richardson. Her surname is not mentioned in her husband's will, but the Slave Sale document proves the marriage and her surname.6,7,8

     In August 1748, a survey was performed by Joshua Fry on land deeded from Jno. Anthony to Wm. Hamner at Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.9

     On 2 October 1750, he is named as "well beloved Brother" by Robert Hamner in his will of this date and named an executor. He ultimately served as the sole executor when Robert's wife, Elizabeth, refused to serve. He was named guardian of Robert's son, Nicholas at Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.10

     On 9 February 1759, he bought from Thos. Fitzpatrick for £200, 497 acres on Hardaway branches in Albemarle County, Virginia Colony. Witnesses: Wm. Lee, Wm. Lifely, Ganalion Baley, Hugh Donaty.11

     On 12 May 1759, William Hamner was granted 192 acres on both sides of Hardware River in Albemarle County, Virginia Colony, for 20 Shillings (according to the original document; £1 according to Cavaliers & Pioneers), adj. John Burns & Joseph Jackson.12,13

     On 3 March 1760, John Smith, Junior, was granted 200 acres in Albemarle County on the N. side of Hardware Riv. and on its Brs., adjacent William Hamner & the late Secretarys line for £1.14

     On 19 August 1763, he was one of the appraisers of the estate of Thomas Sowell at Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.15

     In January 1767, he was one of the appraisers of the estate of Michael Daugherty at Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.16

     On 9 December 1768, William Hamner made a Deed of Gift to his son, Samuel, of 148 acres of land in Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.17

     On 17 July 1772, he was one of the men who inventoried the estate of William Melton at Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.18

     On 1 March 1773, he received a grant for 170 acres on both sides of the north fork of the Hardware River.19

     On 18 October 1773, Epraim Bowing sold his property, save "except for enough to pay Wm. Hamner my Rents due to him to this date" at Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.20

     On 22 February 1774, a deed between William and Elizabeth Hickock and George Eubanks' heirs describes the land as beginning at William Hamners line . . . . to Nichs: Hamners corner . . from then to William Hamners line. It was sealed and delivered in the presence of Nicholas Hamner at Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.21

     On 15 July 1774, a deed between David Nowlin and John Henderson Jr. describes the land involved as joining the lands of Wm. Hamner, John Fitzpatrick & Jeremiah Hamner in Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.22

     He performed his Military Service circa 1776 as an Ensign in the 4th Company, 2st Battalion, 47th Regiment, Virginia Line. This has got to be another William Hamner because this man is too old to be an ensign.

     On 22 October 1776, it is claimed by an online site that William Hamner signed the Albemarle/Amherst Dissenters Petition on this date. I have carefully gone through the names of all the signers of this petition; William Hamner's name is not among the signers of this document.23

     In 1777, he purchased from Dr. Hopkins about 1,500 acres on the waters of Totier.

     On 12 October 1780, he was given certificate no. 104 for 20 bushels of rye for £240.24,25

     In November 1781, the Act of Assembly produced a List of Soldiers of the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment who have received certificates for the balance of there (sic) full pay. On this list appears the name of William Hamner on which he's listed as a soldier in the infantry, his last pay, amounting to £17-3-4, was received by A. Russell on 20 Apr 1785. I do not see how this could belong with this particular William Hamner who, surely, was too old to have served in the Continental Line. However, I do not have another William Hamner of the right age so I will leave this here for now.26

     In 1782, he sold approximately 1,400 acres of his land to Colonel John Old at Albemarle County, Virginia.27

     On 11 July 1782, William Hamner was credited with 325# of bacon taken by G. Nicholas C in the amount of £2-14-2C.28

     William Hamner left a will dated on 25 December 1787 at Albemarle County, Virginia, in which he describes himself as "being sick and weak but sound in mind and memory." He bequeathed "to my son Jeremiah, one Negro woman Kate and her children and their increase to him and his heirs forever; to my son Samuel, 20 shilling in current Virginia money; to son Turner, 273 acres of land where he now lives and also one Negro woman Nan and her increase to him and his heirs forever; to son Henley, four Negroes, Viz: Jack, Sarah, Reuben, Toby, they and their increase to him and his heirs forever; to son Richardson, 450 acres of land that I now live on and 150 acres of which to be laid off to him at the death of Nicholas Hamner and these hundred acres to be laid off so as to include his dwelling and either houses about it so as not to take my dwelling house nor to go lower down then to join the land of the lower end of the Tract that I shall dispose of. I also bequeath to my son Richardson one Negro woman Phillis (sic) and her children and they increase to him and his heirs forever; to my daughter Elizabeth Fitzpatrick 20 shillings current Virginia money; to my daughter Molly Perry 200 acres of land being the land she now lives on to her and her heirs forever; to my daughter Susannah Turner one Negro woman Hannah and her children and their increase to her and her heirs forever; to my daughter Rebecca Turner one Negro woman Dinah and her children to her and her heirs forever; to my daughter Mildred (sic) One Negroe Man (unreadable, maybe Thomas) to her and her heirs forever; to my granddaughter Elizabeth Moon one Negro woman (unreadable, maybe Easter or Paster) and her children and their increase to her and her heirs forever; to my grandson David Strange 200 acres of land to be laid off to him on the lower end of my land joining the end of William Hopkins and Jacob Moon to him and his heirs forever. To my beloved wife Elizabeth two Negroes viz: Toby and Sue to be her property forever and to be at her disposal. I also lend her two Negroes Simon and (unreadable, Jan or Iran) during her life and also 126 acres of land more or less being the remainder of my land after my son Richardson and my grandson David Strange Land are laid off and at the decease of my wife I bequeath the same land and Negroes lent to her and they increase to my son Richardson and his heirs forever. Also to wife Elizabeth all my Estate of every kind that shell remain after what I have above bequeathed and all of my just debts and financial charges be punctually paid to be her property and at her disposal. He appoints his wife, Elizabeth, son Turner Hamner, Jacob Moon and Nicholas Hamner as Executors. Witnesses were Richard Hopkins, Samuel (unreadable), William Hopkins, Junr., and A. C(unreadable).29

     William Hamner died before July 1788 in Albemarle County, Virginia,29 and was buried in Hamner Family Cemetery, Keene, Albemarle County, Virginia. Finding the Hamner Family Cemetery is a difficult proposition. When James Edward Hamner surveyed it in 1987, it had been cleared as recently as 1982 by the Shadwell Chapter of the DAR.

     When re-visited in 2006, it was badly over-grown and the author was glad the cemetery had been charted. Most of the graves are those of the descendants of Captain Nicholas Hamner. However, "as you face the cemetery, the far right front corner contains three old, blank stones, which could mark the grave sites of William and Elizabeth Hamner, the uncle and aunt of Captain Nicholas Hamner who lived nearby.

     When Mr. Hamner visited the site in 1986, he was able to see the ruins of two old Hamner homes; in 2006, only the first one approached in 1986 could be located.

     Directions to the site of the two homes and cemetery follow: "Upon leaving Charlottesville, drive south toward Scottsville on Virginia Primary Hwy, 20; just before reaching Carter's Bridge over the Hardware River, turn right on Virginia Secondary Hwy. 708. Proceed a short distance just past the new Walton School on the right side of this road; then turn left onto Virginia Secondary Hwy. 717, which is a gravel road. Continue slowly on this winding, narrow gravel road which soon crosses an old bridge over the Hardware River; proceed on 717 until you see a mailbox on the right side of the road with the name 'Moon' printed on it. Next, make a sharp turn to the right onto a partly gravel/dirt road (a lovely log home has been built on the adjacent land by Mr. Jim Bonner, and there is a new sign designated 'Hamner's Road' as you make the turn right). Follow the dirt road until lit ends at a cattle gate which will probably be locked, but Mr. Moon is gracious to allow Hamner family members onto his land. A large meadow pasture lies ahead (several cattle and a contentious bull were present on our 2006 visit). On the right side near the far end of the large, fenced pasture is Mr. Moon's trailer home. About 30-40 yards from his home is another cattle gate. In 1987, the overgrown, grassy road on the other side of this last gate was cleared enough to drive an automobile on it, although the forest was somewhat thick in places on each side. Driving slowly, we suddenly saw two chimneys of the first Hamner house which was located on the left side, about 15 yards off the road. Proceeding onward . . . this meadow were the barely discernible, remaining ruins of the second ancient Hamner home, which was surrounded by a dense thicket. There were parts of two large, crumbling chimneys, a thick stone wall along the front with remnants of a large open stone doorway, and two massive fireplaces inside, topped by stone slab mantles. Most of the outside stone walls collapsed years ago, and native rock and stone fragments were littered along an almost undistinguishable floor/wall base outline. The old, abandoned home with remnants of its thick, stone walls resembles a study fort to withstand Indian attacks, rather than a comfortable home. Both the interior and exterior areas were greatly engulfed by a dense overgrowth of scrub trees, saplings, vines, weeds, and briars that camouflage the old ruins to such a degree that it could be easily overlooked. It is saddening to view these old home ruins that were once well-built home for our early Albemarle Hamner ancestors. Yet, at the same time, they still give one the feelings of awe and reverence. The exact construction dates for these two ancient home ruins are impossible to know with any degree of accuracy. An estimated time for the building of these tow old homes would be the 1760's. There are tombstones for captain Nicholas Hamner and his wife, Agnes, in the old Hamner Family cemetery, which is located about 50 yards from the second house site. There are several ancient, gray unmarked tombstones in the cemetery that could possibly be the burial sites for either Robert and Elizabeth Hamner, or William and Elizabeth Henley Hamner, or other Hamner Family members.

     "Returning to this site in 2006, the topography of the area past the second cattle gate revealed an immense change. The grassy 'road' was completely impassable by automobile since it was overgrown with saplings, fallen trees, large tree limbs, and brush. The forest appeared to be closing in, transforming what had once been a civilized area back into a primitive wilderness. This unexpected, shadowy, arboreal transition of nature produced a very eery, haunting feeling of deja vue regarding the past. Following the unrecognizable broken road path, I literally stumbled upon the stark, stunning view of the first Hamner home's two chimneys looming up in the darkened forest. The use of the description 'first home' doe not refer to the time of construction; 'first' implies the first home seen along the forest road. . . . these two chimneys are composed of pinkish native stone and are still remarkably well preserved. They have both upper and lower level fireplaces on each side of the chimneys, indicative of what once was a large two-story building. These tow chimneys are all that remain intact form the first home. Stones and large rocks which once formed the outside walls of the house lie littered in the overly luxuriant, dense underbrush.

     "Continuing onward, the 'road' eventually led to a large, unkempt meadow that was vastly different in appearance form previous visits. Random, past timber cutting had most likely caused the radical change in the meadow's appearance, which made it impossible to conjure remembered bearings. It had a huge, multiple cloverleaf appearance that seemed bafflingly unfamiliar. Diligent searching of these mixed projections of timber, thicket, and overgrown meadow did not produce any positive results . . . I was even more thankful that we had seen and photographed all of these relics and had charted the Hamner Family Cemetery tombstones for posterity in 1987.

     In the meadow about 50 yards from the front of the second Hamner home ruins lies the ancient Hamner Family cemetery, which is completely surrounded by a six-foot, dry-wall stone fence. The front line of the forest is situated about 20 yards behind the rear section of the cemetery enclosure. There are 31 tombstones and 3 smaller, ancient stones without marking upon them . . that delineate the graves of the Hamners and a few of their other relatives. In1982, a group of 75 descendants of Captain Nicholas Hamner gathered in the cemetery, accompanied by the Monticello Color Guard, the U. VA. Monroe Rifles, and the Shadwell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, to dedicate a D. A. R. memorial marker at the grave site of Captain Nicholas Hamner. The ceremony honored his military service during the Revolutionary War & marked his 240th birthday. . . . "

     Mr. Hamner then diagrams the cemetery."The first person's recorded death on the 31 inscribed tombstones in this old Hamner Cemetery plotting was Captain Nicholas Hamner on June 13, 1793. The last recorded burial in the cemetery was Sarah Maddox Gay, the daughter of James & Sallie Hamner Maddox and the wife of W. J. Gay, on November 16, 1919."30

     His estate was probated in July 1788 in Albemarle County, Virginia.29

     A map prepared in 1875 shows the locations of two Hamner properties. I believe the one on the Hardware River is possibly where William Hamner and the abandoned cemetery are located. I have circled both locations.

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1787on Personal Property List "B"with no white males between 16 and 21 years, three slaves over 16, one slave under 16, three horses and twenty head of cattle. In addition, he appears to had paid the tax owed by his son, Jeremiah [I would have thought he was too old to be taxed]Albemarle County, Virginia31

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1785with two White Souls, three dwellings and ten other buildingsAlbemarle County, Virginia32

Citations

  1. [S95] Woods, Rev. Edgar. Albemarle County in Virginia (1901; reprint Bowie: Heritage Books, 1989), page 214.
  2. [S3574] Hamner, James Edward and Hamner, Catherine Anne Clark. A Brief History of The Hanmer/Hamner Family in Wales & Colonial America (Memphis: Llysbedydd Press, 1991), page 74-75 . this book has been carefully researched and footnoted. It corrects some egregious errors made in previous books, such as the book on Albemarle County by Rev. Woods.
  3. [S5548] Amherst County Heritage Book Committee, compiler. Amherst County, Virginia Heritage, II (n/a: Walsworth Publishing Company, 2004), page 160, submitted by Donna G. Leighton.
  4. [S251] Luke, Joy Turner, e-mail message from (e-mail address) (Sperryville, Virginia) to Toby Turner, dated 14 Jul 2011, with the note: " I don't know where I found this, but it looks like a copy of a copy.
  5. [S501] Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Company, Inc., 1929), page 158.
  6. [S1350] Albemarle County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 2-3, 1752-1798, FHL Film 0,030,212, microfilm of original records at the Albemarle County Courthouse in Charlottesville, Virginia, William Hamner will, Will Book 3, pages 40-43; provides only her given name.
  7. [S2266] Wulfeck, Dorothy Ford, compiler. Marriages of Some Virginia Residents, 1607-1800, I (1961; reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1995), page 194; citing DAR No. 81 249.
  8. [S3071] Leonard Henley Estate; James City County Lost Records, digitized image of original document. Online at Virginia State Library, Collections/County & City Records/Lost Records/James City County; File name is Henley, Leonard: Bill of Sale for Slaves; acessed 9 Nov 2011, accessed 9 Nov 2011.
  9. [S924] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Deeds of Amherst County, Virginia, 1761-1807, and Albemarle County, Virginia, 1748-1763 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1979), page 7; citing page 403, there are no extant Albemarle deed books from 1744-1748 so Joshua Fry's surveys are the only record we can access for this period.
  10. [S216] Sparacio, Ruth & Sam, abstractors. Deed & Will Abstracts of Albemarle County, Virginia, 1748-1752, I (McLean: The Antient Press, 1990), page 7; citing Albemarle County Deeds & Wills No. 1 1748-1752, pages 16-17.
  11. [S924] Davis. Amherst & Albemarle Co VA Deeds, page 37, citing Deed Book 2, page 118.
  12. [S809] Nugent, Marion Nell, abstractor. Cavaliers and Pioneers - Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1749 - 1762, VI (Richmond: Virginia Genealogical Society, 1934-1999), page 336; citing Patent Book 34, page 241.
  13. [S3833] "Virginia Land Office Grants", online at http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/lva_digital_discovery.pdf?_ga=2.257560526.498953576.1563031398-749887336.1563031398 , website address verified 13 Jul 2019, accessed 2 Jul 2014.
  14. [S809] Nugent, Cavaliers & Pioneers VI, page 269; citing Patent Book 33, page 752.
  15. [S3103] Sparacio, Ruth & Sam, abstractors. Albemarle County, Virginia Wills 1752-1764 (McLean, Virginia: The Antient Press, 2000), page 102; citing Will Book 2, pages 155-156.
  16. [S3104] Sparacio, Ruth & Sam, abstractors. Albemarle County, Virginia Wills 1764-1775 (McLean, Virginia: The Antient Press, 2000), page 31; citing Will Book 2, page 214.
  17. [S3606] Sparacio, Ruth & Sam, abstractors. Virginia County Court Records: Deed Abstracts of Albemarle County, Virginia 1768-1770 (McLean: The Antient Press, 1990), page 45; citing Deed Book 5, 1768-1771, Part 1, pages 81-83.
  18. [S3104] Sparacio. Albemarle Co., VA Wills, 1764-1775, pages 80-81; citing Will Book 2, pages 286-287.
  19. [S3833] "VA Land Office Grants," online http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/lva_digital_discovery.pdf?_ga=2.257560526.498953576.1563031398-749887336.1563031398 , accessed 2 Jul 2014.
  20. [S3066] Sparacio, Ruth & Sam, abstractors. Virginia Court Records: Deed Abstracts of Albemarle County, Virginia 1772-1776 Being Albemarle County Deed Book No 6. September Court 1772 - November Court 1776 (McLean: The Antient Press, 1992), page 69; citing Albemarle County Deed Book 6, pages 269-270.
  21. [S3066] Sparacio. Albemarle Co., VA Deeds, 1772-1776, page 82; citing Albemarle County Deed Book 6, pages 326-328.
  22. [S3066] Sparacio. Albemarle Co., VA Deeds, 1772-1776, page 135; citing Albemarle County Deed Book 6, pages 508-509.
  23. [S3063] "Virginia Legislative Papers: From the Originals in the Virginia State Archives, Petition of Dissenters of Albemarle, Amherst and Buckingham, Oct 22nd, 1776", Virginia Magazine of History and Biography vol. 18, no. 2 (April 1910): pages 140-143.
  24. [S3779] Abercrombie, Janice L. and Slatten, Richard, compiler. Virginia Publick Claims - Albemarle County (Athens, Georgia: Iberian Publishing Company), page 55, citing page 7.
  25. [S3819] Membership application of Alma Hamner Richards, applied to Daughters of the American Revolution on William Hamner. National No. M369082, Ancestor No. A050702, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Office of the Registrar General, Washington, D. C., citiing Albemarle Co., Public Claims, Virginia Archives.
  26. [S3820] Membership application of Nell C. Embry, applied to Daughters of the American Revolution on William Hamner. National No. M184792, Ancestor No. A050702, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Office of the Registrar General, Washington, D. C., with a copy of the page from a manuscript volume on file in the Archive Department of the Virginia State Library, known as "War 4."
  27. [S3801] Hamner, James Edward. The Hamer/Hamner Family History in Virginia (Sewanee, Tennessee: Llysbedydd Press, 2009), page 65.
  28. [S3779] Abercrombie and Slatten. Albemarle Co., VA Public Claims, page 40, citing page 36.
  29. [S1350] Albemarle Co., VA Will Bks., vols. 2-3, 1752-1798, FHL Film 0,030,212, William Hamner will, Will Book 3, pages 40-43.
  30. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., pages 66-72.
  31. [S549] Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Love, Florene Speakman, compilers. The 1787 Census of Virginia, I (Springfield: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987), page 148.
  32. [S927] "Albemarle County, Virginia 1785 Census", contributed by Sharon Barrett Kennedy, email at e-mail address, online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/albemarle/census/1785cens.txt , website address verified 1 Jun 2019, accessed 22 Aug 2018.

Mariah Victoria Hampton1

F, #15575, b. 20 June 1845, d. 28 February 1913

Family

Phillip Aaron Miller b. 31 Aug 1842, d. 15 Dec 1924
Child
Last Edited2 Jan 2021
     Mariah Victoria Hampton was born on 20 June 1845 in North Carolina. She was the daughter of H. G. Hampton and Charlotte Hicks.1

     Mariah Victoria Hampton, 16, married Phillip Aaron Miller, 19, on 15 January 1862 in Yadkin County, North Carolina.2

     Mariah Victoria Miller died on 28 February 1913 at age 67 in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina,1 and was buried in Salem Cemetery, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
188036 years of ageKnobs Township, Yadkin County, North Carolina3

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 2 Jan 2021, memorial page for Mariah Victoria Hampton Miller (1845-1913) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Barbara R, maintained by Rich K; citing Salem Cemetery, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina.
  2. [S5766] "North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 2 Jan 2021, entry for P A Miller and Victoria Hampton, 1862, Yadkin County Marriage Register (1851-1995), image 97 of 1535; citing original data from the North Carolina County Registers of Deeds.
  3. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 30 of 34 ), entry for Phillip A. Miller, 1880, Knobs, Yadkin, North Carolina; citing roll 988, page 409B, family 270, accessed 2 Jan 2021.

Mary E. Hampton1,2

F, #24612, b. circa 1830, d. 22 June 1911
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

James B. London b. c 1822
Children
Last Edited21 May 2021
     Mary E. Hampton was born circa 1830 in Kentucky.1
     She also is reported to have been born on 10 November 1828 in Kentucky.3

     Mary married James B. London, son of Martin London and Nancy R. Eades, on 5 February 1846 in Butler County, Kentucky. The groom was of age (which doesn't agree with his census information) and the female received consent from her father to marry.1,2

     Mary E. London died on 22 June 19113 and was buried in Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Henderson County, Kentucky.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185020 years of ageButler County, Kentucky1
186031 years of ageButler County, Kentucky4
Sewing4
187040 years of ageOhio County, Kentucky5
188051 years of ageRosine, Ohio County, Kentucky6
190069 years of age and living in her son, Andrew's, householdHenderson, Henderson County, Kentucky7

Citations

  1. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M65B-7WQ ), entry for James B London, 1850, Butler county, Butler, Kentucky, United States; citing family 505, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL FILM 7,847, accessed 29 Dec 2016.
  2. [S5537] "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4Q2-6XX, entry for James London and Mary E. Hampton, 05 Feb 1846; citing , Butler, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 367,208, accessed 29 Dec 2016).
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 19 May 2021, memorial page for Mary E. Hampton London (1828-1911) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Lynn Fischer, maintained by Brecca Medfford, originally created by Lynn Fischer; citing Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Henderson County, Kentucky.
  4. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZ1S-KLX ), entry for James B London, 1860, Butler, Kentucky, United States; citing page 155, family 1054, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 803,358, accessed 29 Dec 2016.
  5. [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:MXWB-Z9N ), entry for Jas B London, 1870, Caney, Ohio, Kentucky, United States; citing p. 11, family 81, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,991, accessed 29 Dec 2016.
  6. [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:MCZ2-64T ), entry for James B London, 1880, Rosine, Ohio, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district ED 184, sheet 600D, family 244, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0436; FHL microfilm 1,254,436, accessed 29 Dec 2016.
  7. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 19 May 2021), A W London, 1900, Henderson, Henderson, Kentucky; citing page 21, family 441, FHL microfilm 1,240,527.
  8. [S6531] "Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1965," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 19 May 2021, entry for D. B. London, 10 Jun 1924, Henderson County, 1924, State File NO. 13909, image 714 of 3309.
  9. [S6531] "KY Death Recds., 1852-1965," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., entry for John M. London, 11 Jul 1932, Henderson County, 1932, State File No. 16372, image 3177 of 3309.
  10. [S6353] "Kentucky, Birth Records, 1847-1911," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 19 May 2021, entry for Margaret A London, 11 Nov 1852, Butler County, image 1 of 5.
  11. [S6353] "KY Birth Recds., 1847-1911," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., entry for Nancy V. London, 11 Nov 1852, Butler County, image 1 of 5.
  12. [S6353] "KY Birth Recds., 1847-1911," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., entry for George A. London, 3? Mar 1855, Butler County, image 2 of 6.
  13. [S6533] "Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947," index, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 19 May 2021, entry for George Albert London, 20 Feb 1930, Grover Township, Wayne County, FHL microfilm 1,643,654.
  14. [S6353] "KY Birth Recds., 1847-1911," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., entry for Cornelia Allis London, 17 Mar 1857, Butler County, image 1 of 5.
  15. [S6531] "KY Death Recds., 1852-1965," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., entry for Andrew Warren London, 5 Apr 1948, Muhlenberg County, 1948, State File NO. 8657, image 2706 of 3069. Says her surname is Hamilton.

Rosa Bell Hampton1,2

F, #24180, b. 31 January 1883, d. 30 July 1969

Family

Henry Pendleton Rives b. 17 Jul 1877, d. 16 Oct 1955
Last Edited4 Apr 2021
     Rosa Bell Hampton was born on 31 January 1883 in Todd County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Wade Hampton (1846-1931) and Mattie A. Frisby Hampton (1855-1903.)2

     Rosa, 18, married Henry Pendleton Rives, 23, son of Stephen Edward Rives and Annie Pendleton, on 2 June 1901 in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee.1,3

     On 18 October 1955,

     Henry Pendleton Rives obituary reads: "Services Saturday For Henry P. Rives"

     Funeral services for Henry Pendleton Rives, 78-year-old former resident of this county. will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Henninger & Lilly Funeral home.

     Mr. Rives died at his home in Los Angeles Sunday night following a lingering illness.

     The body is expected to arrive here Friday night and will be taken to the funeral home where it will remain until time for the services. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Jack Down, associate pastor of the First Baptist Church and minister of the Ninth Street Baptist Chapel.

     Survivors include the widow. Mrs. Rosa Belle Hampton Rives; five daughters, Mrs. J. D. Kelly and Mrs. Bill King, both of the city, Mrs. M. D. Cornell of Lawton, Okla., Mrs C R. William and Mrs. Garnett Williams, and two sons, James and Johnny Rives, all of California.

     He also leaves two sisters, Miss Beanice Rives of Pembroke, and Mrs. Charles Davidson of Los Angeles.

     Following the services at the funeral home, burial will be at Rosedale Cemetery at Pembroke.

     Pall bearers will be J. D. Kelly, Bill King, William King, Malcolm King, James Muss and Chester Henderson.
Kentucky New Era, Tuesday, October 18, 1955, page 1."

     Rosa Bell Rives died on 30 July 1969 at age 86.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
191027 years of age, married nine years and having borne four children of whom three are livingDistrict 3, Christian County, Kentucky4
192036 years of agePembroke Precinct, Christian County, Kentucky5

Citations

  1. [S501] Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Company, Inc., 1929), page 162.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 17 Dec 2020, memorial page for Rosa Bell Hampton Rives (1883-1969) at memorial page... Maintained by Robert Henderson; citing burial details unknown.
  3. [S2585] "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X819-H8Q, entry for Henry P. Rives and Rosa Hampton, 02 Jun 1901; citing Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 321,027, accessed 23 Dec 2016).
  4. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 17 Dec 2020, entry for Henry Rives, 1910, Christian, Kentucky; citing roll 470, page 13A, FHL Microfilm 1,374,483, image 20 of 21; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.
  5. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 11 Jan 2021, entry for Stephen E Reves in the household of Henry P Reves, 1920, Pembroke, Christian, Kentucky; citing roll T625_565, page 9A, family 199, image 16 of 21; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.

Humphrey Hanmer1

M, #18647, b. 29 April 1592, d. before 1 February 1645

Family 1

Jane (--?--)

Family 2

Child
Last Edited16 Mar 2022
     
Humphrey Hanmer - The Link to European and Middle East Royalty

     This man is the link to an impressive ancestral genealogy which includes kings, queens, emperors, Vikings, Crusaders, and several outright psychopaths. It took me two years to track down all the documents I could find for him in the United States.

     The initial research was performed by James Edward and Catherine Anne Clark Hamner to whom all of Humphrey's descendants owe an enormous debt of gratitude. Without their pioneering research, especially with respect to their contact with Sir. Edward Hanmer, the 7th Baronet, who opened the family archives to them, none of us would have been able to make the necessary connections.

     I have documented Humphrey's ancestors, but this information is in a password-protected file covering my personal ancestors.

     As to why this family, spelled Hanmer in England, became interrelated to the "great families" is interesting. The Hanmer family began in Wales with the arrival of a marcher lord named Sir Thomas Macclesfield, born c 1236 and died c1296. He was an officer in the army of Edward I which invaded Wales in 1267, 1277 and 1284. Thomas was granted lands by 1300 in the Maelor Saesneg portion of Flintshire (now called Clwydd, its original Welsh name) comprising the parish of Hanmer in Wales for his service to the king. His son, Sir John, was the first to use the name Hanmer after the lands he inherited.

     Down through the centuries the Hanmer family intermarried with Welsh nobility and royalty. The Wars of the Roses (1455-1487), a series of English civil wars for control of the English throne between supporters of two rival cadet branches of the royal House of Plantagenet: the House of Lancaster and the House of York, changed things for the Hanmers. These wars eventually eliminated the male lines of both families. Henry Tudur/Tewdyr/Tudor's claim to the throne as a Lancastrian came through his mother Margaret Beaufort, daughter of John Beaufort who was illegitimate at birth but later legitimized by his father John of Gaunt. It had supposedly been a condition of the Legitimization that the Beaufort descendants forfeited their rights to the crown. This is a very brief explanation of a very complicated period about which you can learn more if you go to Wikipedia's page on "The Wars of the Roses." But, Henry decided to fight for the throne.

     When Henry Tudor defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field on 22 Aug 1485 and became King of England, it became obvious to many great English families that marriages into the Welsh gentry and nobility were extremely important for political survival. Henry Tudor, as Henry VII, was the father of Henry VIII. The nobility of England have a long history of marrying into the "right" family for political, as well as, financial reasons. It is due to these marriages that we descendants of Humphrey have a huge ancestral lineage.

     In fact, it is probable that many people in the United States have this sort of ancestral genealogy, but the problem is finding the documents to prove it.
     Humphrey Hanmer was baptized on 29 April 1592 at St Chad's Church, Clywd, Flintshire, Wales, In the Parish Register, he is listed as: "Humphrey Hanmer, the third son of Sir William Hanmer and his wife, Eleanor Dymock; baptised at St. Chad's (this date)."

     "The Parish Church of St. Chad is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 under the manor of 'Beddesfeld.' It was dedicated to St. Chad, the Bishop of Litchfield in the 7th Century. Earlier in the 6th Century, Celtic monks from St. Dunawd's Abbey at Bangor-Is-Y-Coed came to the Hanmer area to baptize and preach the christian gospel. . . The church was partially destroyed by fire in a Yorkist raid in the Hanmer region of the Maelor Saesneg in 1463 during the Wars of the roses; it was restored in 1490. A severe fire broke out on February 3, 1889, also. At the risk of losing his own life, the Vicar (Reverend Canon Matthew . Lee) rushed bravely into the flaming church and rescued the Parish Registers unscathed. Fanned by gale-force winds, the first spread quickly, and in spite of valiant efforts by the parishioners, it gutted the interior, destroyed many ancient Hanmer shields, banners, and monuments. A partial restoration was completed by 1892. By the financial generosity of Sir Edward Hanmer, 7th Baronet, the chancel and its stained glass were completed in 1936 to restore this historic church to its original glory."2

     On 22 May 1605, he is named in a land rental income bequest by his father. "Sir William Hanmer of Fenns, County Flint., and John Hanmer and Humphrey Hanmer, gentlemen. Feoffment (granting) of Fennes Heath and Stymye Heath with some cottages in County Flint."

     "These grants of land and cotages were usually given to sons for a source of future income, since they would be rented out, similar to the American system of tenant farming. The names of both tracts of land indicate that they were located in the Fenns area of the Maelor Saesneg in County Flintshire."3

     On 30 September 1614, "Exemplification of the fine and recoverey of lands in Fenns, Bronington, Iscoyd, Gredington, Hanmer, Tyhbroughton, Halghton, Bangor, Hawkyn, Kelloyfday, Llescoyd, Maneva, Rryathick (Hiraddug) uch Llan, Merton, Holywell, Bacley, Brynford, Coed y Gra, Kelstyn, Weppra, Gulftyn, and Northop, suffered between William Hanmer, demandant, and Sir Thomas Hanmer, Knight, Humphrey Hanmer, Esq., Edward Dymock, Esq., and Henry ap Harry, tenants."

     "This case involved the recovery of certain lands by Sir Thomas Hanmer, Humphrey Hanmer, Edward Dymock, Esq., and Henry ap Harry. William, the 'demandant,' is William Hanmer, Esq., of Bettisfield Park. Sir Thomas Hanmer is from the Hanmer of Hanmer family branch. Humphrey Hanmer is the 11th generation Humphrey Hanmer of Fenns Hall. In 1614, he would be 22 years old. Because 'Fenns' is among the lands in the exemplification, perhaps that portion represents the Fennes Heath or Styme Heath properties that were given to Humphrey and John Hanmer by their father, Sir William Hanmer of Fenns in 1605."4

     He remained in Wales, after the death of his brother, to support his sister-in-law and young, three-year-old nephew, as evidenced by lease documents. One of these documents is dated 22 Mar 1625.5

     On 22 March 1625, "Katherine Hanmer of Fenns, County Flint, widow, and Humphrey of Bronington, Esq., and Griffith Tarcliffe of Iscoyd, yeoman. Lease for 21 years of lands in Iscoyd and Bronington, County Flint."

     "Katherine was the widow of Humphrey's second, older brother, Thomas, who died in 1625 at the age of 35. Humphrey was now 33 years old and was the only brother-in-law who survived to assist Katherine with estate matters."4

     On 9 October 1626, we can presume "that Humphrey Hanmer was there to assist his sister-in-law," in a case in which several people attempted to seize lands in Penley from her "since men dominated the legal system at this time. He was a loyal and firm guardian for her and his nephew, William."6

     Humphrey married Jane (--?--) before 1628 because his wife was named in a complaint filed this year. The complaint calls her Jane Hanmer, we can't determine from this what her surname was.7

     "There are concrete reasons why exact evidence for Humphrey Hanmer's marriage remains a mystery. Marriages in Wales prior to 1837 were either by banns or by license. Before having a marriage in a parish church, one had to be certain that there was no impediment to the marriage. This action was accomplished by publishing banns, which was a public declaration of one's intention to marry. Such banns were announced during the principal service in the engaged couple's parish church for three successive Sundays, banns continue even today. Marriage by license, either by affidavit or marriage bonds, was usually preferred by the gentry in Great Britain, since it avoided delay and the publicity of banns. St. Chad's Church in Hanmer village is in the Diocese of St. Asap; its Diocesan marriage bonds and affidavit records cover the time frame 1690-1938. So, regretfully, the Diocese of St. Asaph's records would not cover Humphrey Hanmer's approximate range of marriage dates (circa 1610-1633)."

     "An examination of the very early, possible remaining marriage records (1607-1645) of the Anglican colonial parish churches in Virginia yields only scant, remnant information. The oldest surviving colonial church in present-day York County is Grace Church in Yorktown, built in 1697. The colonial builders used native marl, rather than brick, to construct this church. In 1814, a raging fire gutted Grace Church and destroyed Yorktown's courthouse, resulting in the loss of most public and church records. Humphrey Hanmer has been definitely identified as a communicant of New Poquoson Parish Church in York County, which was renamed Charles Parish Church in 1702. This fact will be discussed in more detail under Humphrey's will bequests. Current letters of inquest to the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia historiographers yielded no available information on the New Poquoson Parish Church records. Similar to so many other valuable historical mementos of Colonial Virginia, parish church records have disappeared in fires, destruction from the Revolutionary War and the War Between the States, simple neglect, and decay from the passage of time."8

     In November 1628, "the 'case of Humphrey Hanmer against Davies and his wife' was recorded on this date in a register of cases heard in the consistory court in the Diocese of Chester. It noted that a Nicholas Ral (?), Lawrence Carter, and John Bennett, were called as witnesses; however, it is unclear from the context whether they were called to support the Davies' allegation, or simply testifying that they heard the Davies make the claim. John and Ann Davies had claimed that Humphrey Hanmer had fathered two children before his marriage to Jane Hanmer, but the court appears to have found in Humphrey Hanmer's favor based on the marginal note 'Compl.' which suggests that the case was found in favor of the complainant, Humphrey Hanmer. This crucial bit finally gives us a name for Humphrey's wife.9

     On 24 October 1633, a "Survey of the leases and farm tenants on the Fenns Estate belonging to William Hanmer, Esq." was held.

     "William (12th generation) would have been eleven years old. "In that day and time, being eleven or twelve was accepted as young adulthood. Persons at that young age were often pledged in marriage, given land grants, and considered as old enough to be responsible. Humphrey (11th generation Fenns) and his brother, John, were given land grants by their father, Sir William Hanmer, when Humphrey was 13, and John was estimated to be several years younger. We can speculate that Humphrey thought his nephew was old enough to assume the management tasks which he had been conducting in a faithful fashion for eight years, following his brother, Thomas', death in 1625. Humphrey was forty-one years old in 1633. If Humphrey were to carry out his idea of emigrating to Virginia to build a new, adventurous life in America, it was now or never. All of the evidence points to this decision on his part. From 1634 through 1692, Humphrey Hanmer of Fenns Hall does not appear on any further Bettisfield Estate Records."6

     Circa 1635, he emigrated to the Colony Virginia when his nephew was about eleven or twelve, settling in York County, Virginia. An exact date for his arrival in Virginia, or, the name of his ship cannot be found.8

     There is no mention of his death or burial in Wales or English parish registers which carefully delineate all of his family. In addition, there is no other Humphrey Hanmer in the right place at the right time to be our emigrant ancestor.

     He is named in the Schedule of Bettisfield Documents in the National Library of Wales as 1) being a brother of Thomas Hanmer who died in 1625, and 2) managing the affairs of the Fenns estates for his nephew, William, and his sister-in-law, Catherine Hanmer, in 1625. This fact is the reason that Humphrey Hanmer is not listed on the original census of the Virginia Company's Jamestown colonists in 1624. He was still in Wales in 1625 and 33 years of age.

     The authors (James Edward and Catherine Clark Hamner) held lengthy discussions at Bettisfield with Sir Edward Hanmer, the 7th Baronet, who stated that family tradition related that Humphrey Hanmer did immigrate to Virginia in the 1600s, since it was considered by the Cavaliers as a land of golden opportunity, and his nephew, William Hanmer, who inherited Fenns Hall and the estates, was nearly grown at that time.10

     Humphrey Hanmer is the only person with that name who is mentioned in the early colonial records of Tidewater Virginia.

     Let's consider the other Humphrey Hanmer men found in this family. After all, a pedigree on the Family History Library Online shows this man as dying in England. I believe this pedigree is in error, but let's compare "all of the Humphrey Hanmers found in the four Hanmer Family branches utilizing Betham's Baronetage. There is one Humphrey in the Hanmers of Hanmer line who is listed in the 8th generation as the 5th son of Sir Thomas and Lady Jane Hanmer. He was a contemporary cousin and a brother-in-law to William Hanmer, Sq. of Fenns (8th generation), who had married Humphrey's sister, Eleanor Hanmer. This William Hanmer died in 1570; Humphrey of Hanmer must have been approximately in the same age bracket as William of Fenns. Therefore, he would most likely have died long before the early 1630's date, which is the correct Humphrey's estimated time frame for immigration to Virginia. There are no Humphrey Hanmers listed in the Hanmers of Haulton line."

     "There are three Humphrey Hanmers in the Hanmers of Fenns line. The first Humphrey (9th generation) was the third son of William Hanmer, Esq. of Fenns Hall and his wife, Eleanor Hanmer. This Humphrey was also the second brother of William Hanmer, Esq. of Fenns Hall who died in 1589. Hence, he would either be dead or far too elderly to be the Humphrey Hanmer in York County, Virginia. The second Humphrey in the Fenns branch (11th generation), third son of Sir William and Lady Eleanor Hanmer, has already been discussed previously and is the only Humphrey to conform to the correct time frame for immigration to Virginia in the early 1630's. The third Humphrey (15th generation), third son of William Hanmer, Esq. of Fenns Hall, was four generations removed from the second Humphrey of Fenns Hall. That later time span removed him from all consideration of being the Humphrey Hanmer who immigrated to Virginia.

     "The Hanmers of Bettisfield line began with Richard Hanmer, Esq. (5th generation), the fourth son of Sir John (Jenkin) Hanmer. Richard married Joan Tudor; they had one John, John (6th generation), who married Elizabeth Cholmeley. This latter couple had four sons (Anthony, Richard, John and Edward (7th generation). Anthony Hanmer and John Hanmer were both married; however, neither brother had male children. Edward Hanmer, the youngest brother of the 7th generation of Bettisfield, moved to Marton , Middle Parish in Shropshire. Richard Hanmer (7th generation) inherited Bettisfield Park and estate and married and had William Hanmer who died without heirs in 1620 at which time the Hanmers of Bettisfield became extinct. He bequeathed Bettisfield Park manor and the estate lands to his cousin, Sir Thomas Hanmer of Hanmer Hall."

     "In 1916, Calvert Hanmer wrote a genealogical publication which described his descent from Edward Hanmer, the younger brother of Richard Hanmer of Bettisfield (7th generation). A long, detailed pedigree accompanied the book. In it, there are two Humphreys listed; neither of them fit the proper time frame for the Humphrey Hanmer of York County. The first Humphrey Hanmer of Middle Parish is in the 9th generation, which would make him too elderly to be an emigrant to Virginia in the early 1630's. Compounding this conclusion are the facts that he never left Britain, he had four children living in the same Middle Parish area, and he died and was buried at Martin with his family in September, 1631. The second Humphrey Hanmer of Middle Parish among Edward Hanmer's descendants is listed in the 12th generation. He was born on December 12, 1639, was baptized at Baschurch, had three children, never left Britain, and was buried at Baschurch with his family in Shropshire on May 9, 1698. Therefore, neither of these two persons could possibly be the Humphrey Hanmer who immigrated to Virginia."

     "The relevance of the Bettisfield Estate Records in identifying the correct Humphrey Hanmer (1592-1645), has been mentioned previously. These documents contain legal matters and numerous deeds, plus family letters, which cover a time period from the 13th to the 19th Centuries. Languages used in these ancient documents are Latin, English, and French. Standardized spelling did not exist in there earlier century British documents, either in Latin or English; words were spelled haphazardly as they sounded to the recorder. By the 1600's in both Great Britain and Virginia, there was scant improvement in correct spelling. The same word was apt to be varied in spelling even on the same page, especially proper names. Thus, the surname 'Hanmer' was often misspelled in a colorful, yet inaccurate manner, e.g., 'Hanmere', Handmere', Hannemere', Handmore', Hanmore', Hamner', etc.

     With respect to Humphrey Hanmer of Hanmer (8th generation):
     (1) 'December 30, 1555: Sir Thomas Hanmer of Hanmer and Humphrey Hanmer of Fenns - Grant of Land in Penley, Overton, and Knolton in the Lordship of Maelor, County Flint. Humphrey Hanmer of Hanmer is mentioned among 21 grantees.' (original document in Latin)

     (2)'November 15, 1556: Sir Thomas Hanmer of Hanmer - Grants of land in Worthenbury, Willington, Halghton, and Croxton in the Lordship of Maelor Saesneg, County Flint. Humphrey Hanmer is mentioned among 21 grantees.' (original document in Latin)
     (3) 'June 24, 1559: A Commission from Henry Stanley, Lord Strange, and Lady Margaret, his wife, to William Hanmer of the Fenns, and Humphrey Hanmer of Wallford, Esquires.' (original document in Latin)
     (4)'July 9, 1562: Exemplification of a recovery of lands in Fenns, Bronington, Iscoed, Gredington, Tybroughton, Halghton, and Bangor, suffered between William Hanmer, Esq. and Sir Thomas Hanmer, Humphrey Hanmer, Esq., Edward Dymock, Esq., John Danaster, Esq., and Henry ap Harry, Esq.' (original document in Latin)
     (5)'1564: Inquisition Post-Mortem of Humphrey Hanmer who was seized in fee tail of lands in Penley, Overton fenn, of the cantred (an obsolete administrative subdivision of Wales]).' (19th Century translated extract)

Comment: Humphrey Hanmer of Hanmer (8th generation) died in 1564. The word: 'Inquisition Post-Mortem' at that time simply meant a legal court hearing after one's death. He cannot be the correct Virginia Humphrey since this Humphrey died in 1564. "Our" Humphrey died in Virginia in 1645."

     On 8 April 1638, "Whereas Humphrey Hamner hath by process arrested Jeoffrey Pore to the Quarter court upon (this date), and the said Pore hath accordingly appeared, but neither the said Hamner nor any for him hath entered any plea or petition against the said Pore, and forasmuch as the said Pore has made his appearance and attested court, whereby the damages accrue unto him, the Court hath thereby ordered that Humphrey Hamner shall forthwith pay unto the said Pore, or his assigns, 80 pounds of tobacco for his charges and expenses in his such attendance, otherwise Ex/n in York County, Virginia."

     "Humphrey Hanmer (spelled 'Hamner' in this reference) must have been in Virginia prior to 1638. By paying the fine of 80 pounds of tobacco (common Virginian currency at that time), it is surmised that Humphrey did own land in York County, was not indentured, and had harvested previous tobacco crops."8

     On 19 November 1638, "'Captain John Cheeseman, of the New Poquoson (Parish) in Virginia, doe sell unto my brother, Edmund Cheeseman, certain land upon the New Poquoson, adjoining a neck of land cleared by John Cumber, adjoining the broad Neck. Consideration: 200 acres of land by indenture which the said Cheeseman has taken up at a place called the Runney to the New Poquoson in (York County) Virginia. Witness: Humphrey Hamner'"

     "Humphrey Hanmer was obviously a landowner, a reliable person of means (being a witness), and a friend of the Cheesemans (or Chismans), a wealthy family in Colonial Virginia and England." Dr. Hamner goes on to describe the Cheeseman family, mentioning the widow of John Cheeseman, Margaret. "It is a footnote of particular historical interest in proving Humphrey's close friendship with the Cheeseman Family to note that Margaret Cheeseman received a bequest of a silk carpet in the disposal of bequests from Humphrey Hanmer's will in 1645."11

     On 21 May 1639, John Congdon "of the back Creek "in Charles River Co., planter", conveyed to Edward Persivall of the same place, planter, "upon the side of Back Creek with two boarded houses belonging to the said Twenty five Acres of Land the one house Thirty foote long and the other of Twenty foote long." The land had been granted by patent dated 21 Aug 1638.
     Witnesses: Humphry Hamnar            John (his mark) Congdon
           Peter (his mark) Rigby"

     "The Back Creek that is mentioned in this reference marks the northwestern boundary of New Poquoson Parish. This abstract is additional proof that Humphrey Hanmer was an established planter and reliable witness in York County, Virginia, in 1639."12

     On 1 January 1640, "In an old land patent to James Miller, issued by Sir John Harvey, Royal Governor of Virginia from 1621-1635 and 1636-1639 (date torn off), it states: 'Fifty acres of land upon the great Otter dams due for his personal adventure, and fifty acres for the adventure of his wife, Mary.' On the back of the James Miller land patent is an assignment by Robert Newman (his mark) to Christopher Stoakes, dated January 1, 1640, witnessed by Humphrey Hanmer" (signed in the correct Welsh spelling) and John Watson (his mark); an assignment of Thomas Goodar (his mark) to Christopher Stoakes, witnessed by Edward Mihill, and dated December 14, 1640; and an assignment dated October 3, 1642, by Edward Mihill to John Howard."12

     It is imporant to note that Humphrey signed this document, unlike some of the others in this transaction, which verifies that he was an educated gentleman planter.

     In 1642, "Augustine Warner, 600 acres lying in the Severne in the first river in Mockjack Bay, beginning on the north side of Severne called Austin's Desire, north toward land surveyed for John Robins, thence to a creek dividing the same form the land of Humphrey Hanmore. Due for the transportation of 12 persons of whom only the following are mentioned: Martin Barnes, William Reynolds, and other this __ day of __, (this year)."13

     The 600 acres of Augustine Warner's land are located in what is now Gloucester County, Virginia, which was created from part of York County in 1651. A review of the Register of Abingdon Parish (which lies in southeastern Gloucester County, fronting the York River and Mobjack Bay) from 1677-1780 failed to reveal any Hanmers or Hamners. Abingdon Parish is thought to have been established in 1652. "Our Humphrey Hanmer was buried in 1645 in York County, and his son, Nicholas Hanmer, Sr. was buried in James City County in 1703 within the Bruton Parish cemetery, Williamsburg. Apparently, Humphrey Hanmer had obtained his land north of the York River in present-day Gloucester County as speculation property. There is no evidence that any Hanmers/Hamners lived there permanently. The answer perhaps resides in the lost Gloucester County records . . ."

     In Beverly Fleet's thirty-four volume series of Virginia Colonial Abstracts, which cover the 1600's and 1700's, the Hanmers/Hamners are only mentioned in Volume 24 (York County, Virginia: 1633-1646) and Volume 25 (York County, Virginia: 1646-1648). They are not listed in Volume 16, which covers the York County records from 1648-1657. The next twenty-one references in Fleet's Virginia Colonial Abstracts are related to court actions in regard to Humphrey Hamner's will. . . . he must have been a person of means, since all of his various bequests were paid by his administrators. They were also frugal in collecting the debts owed to his estate by others."12

     "'It is obvious from an examination of entries in York County Records, Number 1, 1633-1657, and York County Records, Number 2, 1645-16459, that Humphrey Hanmore (deceased 1645/1646) did indeed leave a will. However, one may be almost certain that such a will did not survive the loss of many early York County records.14'"

     Humphrey Hanmer died before 1 February 1645, at about age 52 or so, in New Posquoson Parish, York County,15 and was buried in New Posquoson Parish, York County, Virginia Colony.15

     On 2 February 1645, "Humphrey Hanmore, having given to John Griggs house and grownd during his life in the old feilds, as also twoe sowes, the Court orders the supervisors of his estate to make payment thereof, Griggs first executing bond, etc."

     "Since this is the first reference to Humphrey Hanmer's estate, it is presumed that he died in January, 1645, at the latest, or even earlier in 1644. Virginia courts move slowly."16

     On 21 April 1645, "John Meryman, these are to desire you to get an order of Court against Francis Browne for 300 pounds of tobacco and Caske or else - for the payments of it the next yeare and likewise one hundred twelve pounds of tobacco to Mr. Sewell there as Mr. Hopkins note of the pertickelers with his hand to it if past for it remembers it and likewise fiftie pounds of tobacco from the Estate of Mr. Hanmore. I paid him __ hhd of salt lost to him at play and after on the same day at Kiquotan I won fiftie pounds of tobacco of him, I doe pray these things for me at the Pawquoson and you shall command me the like not other but rest.
                                   Yours, Florent' Payne"

     "This claim is a difficult one to interpret; it appears that Florent' Payne claimed a fifty pound tobacco debt from Humphrey Hanmer owed to him for winning a bet. Humphrey must have been an occasional gambler - a true Cavalier! Poquoson and Kiqyotan are place names in York County."16

     On 20 January 1646, "Upon the oath of Edward Mikell it appears that Humphrey Hamure, deceased, did owe the said Michill 427 pounds of tobacco, 3 pounds soap, 2 pair shoes, and 7 pairs of Irish stockings. The Court orders the supervisors of the estate to pay."

     "Following this reference, Beverly Fleet made the following comment: 'A number of entries appear later, showing the name of the deceased, an evidently generous gentleman, as Humphrey Hanmore."

     A caveat entered by the supervisors of Humphrey Hamnor's estate against the quietus of the administrators of William Baulkes estate" was entered in court records on the same date.17

     On 2 February 1646, "That Humphrey Hanmore did by Will give to every one of his supervisors and to their wives the sume of twenty five shillings to buy each of them a Ringe. The Court orders payment from the estate." This court order reference present more evidence that he was indeed a very generous gentleman."

     Also on this date: "By will of Humphrey Hanmore he gave a sow to Jonathan Madison. Order that the legacy be paid."

     And, again on this date: "'Supervisors of the estate of Humphrey Hanmore, deceased, arrested to Quarter Court to answer suit of David Foxe. The suit referred to this Court. Foxe not appearing is nonsuited.'" Because David Foxe, the plaintiff, did not appear in Court, his suit was dismissed.17

     On this date: "'Whereas Humphrey Hanmore did buy _____ parish Church (?) Pawquoson parish ________ five pounds price. The (?) of this entry is an order to the supervisors of the estate to pay the legacy.' Beverly Fleet's comment after this referenced stated: 'This page is badly mutilated. This is to be regretted, for likely this is a bequest of early Church silver in Virginia.' However, the bequest definitely confirms that Humphrey Hanmer was a communicant of the very Poquoson Church in that particular area of York County, Virginia. The early Church silver used by Fleet in his description of this Court order, refers to silver candlesticks, a silver paten, and a silver chalice, which would be utilized in a service in the Anglican Church. For a small Anglican church in the rugged Tidewater Virginia area of the 1640's, his gift was an extremely generous one - certainly befitting of a member of the Welsh gentry"

     Also on this date:for the next entry, "Fleet says: 'This page is mutilated and half gone.' It refers to Humphrey Hanmore whose will left a silk carpet to Mrs. Margaret Chisman (Cheeseman), and according to the entries, the supervisors of the estate are ordered to pay." This reference confirms the close relationship with the Cheeseman family and also gives more weight of evidence to the concept that Humphrey was descended from a very wealthy and distinguished family himself to have had silk carpets in his home in rural York County in 1646.18

     On 24 March 1646, "'Whereas Francis Beetle was arrested to answer the suit of the supervisors of Humphrey Hanmore's estate for a debt of 300 pounds of tobacco due by bill, and did not appear. Edward Roberts, his security, pay or produce the body of Beetle at the next Court.18'"

     In June 1646, "'Daniel Holland owing the estate of Humhrey Hanmore 522 pounds of tobacco is ordered to pay for November 10 next.'"

     'Whereas Humphrey Hanmore did, in his will, give Daniel Holland one year of his (?])supervisors of the estate ordered to do so.'"

     'That Humphrey Hanmore by will gave Elizabeth Coole and Francis Coole, the children of Francis Coole, a cow calf - the first that fell after his decease -, and also a sow to the wife of the said Francis Coole, the supervisors of the estate ordered to pay the legacies.' This reference order indicates that Humphrey Hanmer had both cattle and swine on his plantation, in addition to his principal money crop, tobacco."

     'That Humphrey Hanmore by will gave to George Haderell soe much cloath as would make him a suite of clothes. Supervisors of the estate ordered to pay this legacy.19'"

     On 7 September 1646, "This reference regards a difference between Captain Nathaniel Oldis, administrator of William Freeman, deceased, plaintiff, and Henry Freeman and Francis Willis, defendants, regarding two parcels of land in the parish of New Poquoson. One parcel was about 170 acres; the other of about 200 acres adjoining the aforesaid 170 acres and abutting upon Brice's ponds. By much argument, it appears that the land belongs to said William Freeman. It was by him purchased and also confirmed against the said Henry Freeman by an award of Mr. Thomas Oldis and Mr. Humphry Hanmore, deceased, dated September 7, 1646 and secondly by an order dated December 14, 1641 grounded on a verdict of a jury at James Citty, and lastly by a deed of the said Henry Freeman dated December 22, 1641. And as the estate of William Freeman is indebted to Captain Nathaniel Oldis the sum of 18,000 pounds of tobacco, an order that Oldis have an extent on the land for payment of his debts and the said Francis Willis in whose tenure and occupation of the said land is to deliver it to Oldis as he found it.' Humphrey Hanmer's estate obviously profited by the Court's decision in this case. . .20 "

     On 26 September 1646, "'That by the account of William Whitley and oath of Samuel Taylor that Humphrey Hanmore, late deceased, owed Whitney a butt of good sacke due for courtesies and service. Court ordered payment.'

     'That Humphrey Hanmore stands indebted to Jonathan Corker. Assignee of John Duke, administrator of Roger Arnold, 718 pounds of tobacco. The supervisors of Hanmore's estate are ordered to pay.21'"

     On 26 January 1647, "'A difference between John Griggs, plaintiff, and Mr. William Whitney, defendant, concerning a dispute between Humphrey Hanmore, deceased, and the said Whitney to be determined without further delay.' Humphrey had previously given a house and land for John Griggs (plaintiff) to live during his lifetime. On September 26, 1646, Whiteney filed a claim against Humphrey's estate for 'a butt of good sake (wine) and was awarded it by the Court."22

     On 18 September 1647, "'Order that Thomas Boswell be paid a debt for a phisicke and a legacy from the estate of Humphrey Hanmore. Supervisors ordered to pay.22'"

     I have studied and scanned the microfilmed court entries referenced above. They are incredibly difficult to read so I am not sure it serves any real purpose to attach them to their specific references. I am indebted to both Beverly Fleet and the author of the Hanmer/Hamner books for struggling through them.

     Sir Edward Hamner displayed the Bettisfield pedigree for the Hanmer Family made by the Royal College of Heralds, backed by green silk and inscribed on parchment. It is approximately 5-6 yards in length. It is entitled "The Genealogy of the Ancient and Knightly Family of Hanmer, of Hanmer Hall, the Fenns, Bettisfield Park, and Haulton in the County of Flint." This pedigree was photographed by the James Edward Hamner and reproduced in his books. The problem is that I cannot scan it properly because the background is so dark. The only difference with this pedigree and the one in Betham is that the Heralds did not place Sir John McClesfield at the top of the chart. Unfortunately, Betham's Baronetage is considered unreliable.

     Mr. Hamner goes on to explain the evidence that this Humphrey is the man who emigrated, as well as discussing a very puzzling reference I'd found.

     These court records: "First, they contribute definite evidence that Humphrey was in York County, Virginia. Second, he was undoubtedly a parishioner of New Poquoson Anglican Church . . . and most likely, both he and his wife are buried in that churchyard cemetery. Third, from the amount of the various legacies he bequeathed, he obviously was a gentleman of means. Fourth, his son, Nicholas Hanmer, Sr., was not of legal age in 1645, because all of the legal court aspects of Humphrey's estate were managed by supervisors, who were mostly likely his friends. In the era of 1645, a wife could not legally manage her deceased husband's affairs in court. The Court Order books for certain years in Tidewater Counties have survived in some counties, as these references illustrate. However, most of the old wills have been either lost or destroyed. Fifth, because no specific items were left to either his wife or his son by these Court Orders, it is assumed that the bulk of his estate (lands, home, barns, possessions, personal items, and monetary wealth) was given to his immediate family, according to his will - - as it is customarily done in wills of today. Unfortunately, his will appears to be lost for posterity. Sixth, after 1633, there is no mention of Humphrey Hanmer of Fenns Hall (11th generation) in the Bettisfield Estate Records in Wales, lending support to the believe that he did emigrate to Virginia."

     With respect to something I'd discovered which I found puzzling: "There is one other reference to Humphrey Hanmer's name by Currer-Briggs in his 1969 book English Adventurers and Virginian Settlers, which arouses initial puzzlement. It is dated August 24, 1692 - forty-seven years after Humphrey Hanmer's death in either late 1645 or January of 1646. . . . (the reference is as follows:)
          'August 24, 1692 - Indenture dated July 16, 1692, between James Moore of the parish of Poquoson, planter, and Elizabeth, his wife, and Thomas Nutting, planter, of the same parish, where by James and Elizabeth Moore sell to Thomas Nutting 150 acres on which the said James Moore now liveth, bounded by Mr. Henry Harwood's line as far as Robert Averit's run and along the run the natural bounds to the mill pond, so along the mill pond to the mill dam, being the main road, and from the mill dam formerly known to be Captain Haye's mill along the main road till you come to a marked white oak standing by the head of a valley near the corner of a corn field formerly tended by Mr. John Trevalion, and from that white oak into the woods as far as the said James Moore's land doth extend, the same course that the other line runs before mentioned, which said tract of land whereof this 150 acres is a part did once belong to one George Underhill, as by a conveyance to Humphrey Hammer, dated March 12, 1639 and likewise by a conveyance of John Hammer, brother and heir of Humphrey Hammer, to Thomas Lucas, dated October 16, 1652, and then by assignment of the same conveyance from the said Lucas to Margery Griggs and so descending by inheritance to Elizabeth, now the wife of James Moore, as being the only daughter and heir of John Riggs, the only son and heir of Margery Griggs.
Witnesses: Thomas Curson, Jonathan Moore, Robert Kerby
Entered at York County: November 24, 1692.'

     "The first York County Court Order relating to this land among Humphrey Hanmer's estate is found . . It states that in 1645 Humphrey had given John Griggs 'a house and grounds during his life in the old fields, plus a sow pig'; the estate supervisors were ordered 'to make payment thereof, Griggs first executing bond, etc.' Currer-Briggs 1692 abstract reference above is an extremely obnubiated document, obscuring and defying even legal comprehension, According to it, Humphrey Hanmer acquired this 150 acres from George Underhill on March 12, 1639. Yet, it is not listed in either Volumes 24, 25, or 26 which are the only references for York County, Virginia, covering the years 1633-1657 in Fleet's Virginia Colonial Abstracts, a much better known historical publication. Not only is the supposed first conveyance of this land to Humphrey Hanmer by George Underhill missing in Fleet's book, there is no reference to any Underhills, or John Hammer in Fleet's 24th & 25th volumes indices. Currer-Briggs is an English author, who published his book in London. In the preface to his book, Currer-Briggs stressed that all of his references sources had been generously contributed by numerous persons on both sides of the Atlantic. One should always check references. Currer-Briggs' references are undoubtedly merely pure familial hearsay/fiction. Beverly Fleet, a famous American historian, had already published his 24-volume definitive work on Virginia Colonial Abstracts in 1961 - eight years prior to Currer-Briggs' error-ridden publication."

     "Next, the same land is supposedly conveyed by John Hammer (?), brother and heir of Humphrey Hammer, to Thomas Lucas on October 16, 1652 - seven years after Humphrey Hanmer's death. Humphrey Hanmer's only brother named John Hanmer most likely died in his youth in Wales."

     "In addition, the August 24, 1692, abstract does not list dates for the transfer of the 150 acres in question to Margery Griggs by Thomas Lucas, then her conveyance of the same land to her daughter, Elizabeth. The answer to this land ownership riddle lies in Fleet's 26th volume of Colonial Abstracts (1648-1657), which provides a classic example of primary problems and mistaken facts in genealogy - inaccuracies which often lead to erroneous conclusions. The abstract quote from Volume 26, page 265 follows:

     'William Hay of the New Poquoson in County of Charles River: there hath been a marriage lately, hand and solemnized by and between the said William Hay and Margery Griggs, the late wife of John Grigs (Sr.), deceased. Margery having two children left her by her deceased husband, William Hay gives John Griggs (Jr.) son of John Griggs, deceased a slave and cattle. To Margery Griggs's son of the said John Griggs, deceased, __ cattle when 21. Hay also gives one sealed ring of gold and eight thousand pounds of tobacco to be paid in the parish of New Poquoson when he (John Griggs Jr.) is 21. If Hay die without children, then John Griggs (Jr.) to have the whole dividend of land I now live on at the head of the New Poquoson River, being 500 acres.
Trustees: loving friends Major Christopher Calthrope, Mr. Edward Mihill, Mr. Lemuel Mason and Mr. William Gany
Dated March 27, 1655. Signed: Wm. Hay Witnesses: John Cheeseman & Wm. Whitcock'

     Fleet's 1655 abstract clarified much of the cloudiness in Currer-Briggs' abstract of August 24, 1692. John Griggs, Sr. must have died between 1645 (when he was granted a house and land for use in his lifetime in Humphrey Hamer's missing 1645 will) and 1655, when his wife, Margery Griggs, married William Hay shortly prior to March 27, 1655. All of these involved persons lived in the New Poquoson Parish area. John Griggs, Sr. and Margery had two children - John, Jr. and Elizabeth. Because William Hay had no children of his own, he selected his stepson, John Griggs, Jr., to be his heir. John Griggs, Jr. must have died without heirs. Thus, his sister, Elizabeth Griggs, became the heiress of William Hay's estate, following the death of his mother. The indistinct working of the August 27, 1692 abstracts leaves many problems in the reader's comprehension; Fleet's abstract of March 27, 1655, clears most of the mist. It is of major importance that the March 27, 1655, abstract indicated that Major Christopher Calthrope was a trustee, and Mr. John Cheeseman was a witness - two extremely well-known, prominent names to Tidewater Virginia historians. That abstract is a prime example of absolute validity. Charitably, it could be said that the Currer-Briggs' abstract reference was either a case of mistaken identity or hearsay guesswork made in an effort to cover a gap in actual land ownership about which the lawyers were obviously uncertain, or the August 24, 1692, 'abstract' was a complete fabrication by some oversealous, inaccurate family historian.'"23

     Mr. Hamner also demolishes the so-called Hamner genealogy as given by the Rev. Edgar Wood in his History of Albemarle County, Virginia. I've also found this book to be filled with egregious errors, but, unfortunately it often is used by family historians. Rev. Wood states that Nicholas Hamner, Sr., was the original emigrant to Virginia. He also states that the original Virginia Colony location for the Hamner family was in Middlesex County. There are no traces of Hamner's in Middlesex County records found by John Edward Hamner or myself, despite careful surveys. Humphrey lived in York County. Nicholas Sr. most likely was born in New Poquoson parish and his son Nicholas Jr. owned 500 acres of land in James City County. One cannot imagine where Rev. Woods got his information.

     Mr. Hamner has explained the non-relationship of Nicholas Hanmerry, George Hanmer, Thomas Hanmer and Johnothan Hanmer (all emigrants to Barbados) to Humphrey Hanmer in his first book. There's no point in detailing this herein or the spurious account which claims on 7 Oct 1734 that a Colonel Daniel Hanmer, a nephew of Sir Thomas Hanmer was sworn in North Carolina. Sir Thomas had three siblings: Susanna maried Sir Henry Bunbury; Tomasina married a Mr. Booth and William, his only brother died in infancy. Although Sir Thomas was married twice, he left no heirs. So . . . either Daniel was an imposter or very distant cousin from Shropshire.24

     He does not address the following deed conveyance made on 22 Jul 1709 between Elizabeth Varnum and William Sheldon witnessed by Benjamin Weldon which refers to land which originally belonged to George Hadderill "as by his conveyance to Humphrey Hanmer dated 12 Mar 1639 & likewise by a conveyance of (?) Hanmer being brother & heir to Humphrey Hanmer sold to Thomas Lucas on 16 Oct 1652, etc. (tracing further conveyances of this land).

     This causes a huge problem because there is no mention in English records of Humphrey, son of Sir William, having a brother who also emigrated to Virginia! I discovered, after carefully going through a number of records, that there were two men by the names of John and Joseph Hamor in York County. These men are clearly different people based on my study of the records. So far I've found no Humphrey Hamor.

Citations

  1. [S3574] Hamner, James Edward and Hamner, Catherine Anne Clark. A Brief History of The Hanmer/Hamner Family in Wales & Colonial America (Memphis: Llysbedydd Press, 1991), page 52 . this book has been carefully researched and footnoted. It corrects some egregious errors made in previous books, such as the book on Albemarle County by Rev. Woods.
  2. [S3801] Hamner, James Edward. The Hamer/Hamner Family History in Virginia (Sewanee, Tennessee: Llysbedydd Press, 2009), page 26.
  3. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 26, 30.
  4. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 30.
  5. [S3574] Hamner and Hamner. Brief Hist. of Hamner Fam., page 32.
  6. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 31.
  7. [S3821] Letter from James E. Hamner III Ph.D. M.D. (190 Clara's Point Road, Sewanee, TN 37375) to Toby Turner, 27 Sep 2013; Library of Toby Turner (Houston, Harris County, Texas), citing the Diocese of Chester, Consistory Court Book, 1628-29 (EDC 1/48).
  8. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 33.
  9. [S3821] Letter, James E. Hamner III Ph.D. M.D. to Toby Turner, 27 Sep 2013, citing the Diocese of Chester: Consistory Court Book, 1628-29 (EDC 1/48).
  10. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., in this book and in their several books on the Hanmer/Hamner family.
  11. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 34.
  12. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 35.
  13. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 35, citing Marion Nell Nugent, Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents.
  14. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 36, citing State of Virginia Library archivist, John W. Dudley in 1971.
  15. [S3574] Hamner and Hamner. Brief Hist. of Hamner Fam., page 61.
  16. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 36.
  17. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 37.
  18. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 38.
  19. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 38-39.
  20. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 39.
  21. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 39-40.
  22. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 40.
  23. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., pages 40-42.
  24. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 43.

John A. Hanna1

M, #1718
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherThomas W. Hanna1 d. b 10 Dec 1831
MotherSally W. Turner1 b. bt 1801 - 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited4 Oct 2019
     On 21 February 1837, Isaac and Sarah Bledsoe conveyed to William W. Hanna, John A. Hanna, Julia Ann Hanna and Mary J. Hanna 82.5 acres on Bledsoe Creek bequeathed by John Turner, dec'd. These are the children of the said Sarah. Registered 21 Feb 1837 in Sumner County, Tennessee.1

Citations

  1. [S5979] Denning, Michael, abstractor. Sumner County Tennessee Deed Books 13-16: October 1831-October 1839 (na: MD, 2008), page 22; citing Deed Book 15, page 249.

Julia Ann Hanna1

F, #28072, b. circa 1824, d. before 1860
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherThomas W. Hanna1 d. b 10 Dec 1831
MotherSally W. Turner1 b. bt 1801 - 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

George A. Moore b. 11 Apr 1820, d. 24 Jan 1904
Children
Last Edited26 Dec 2020
     Julia Ann Hanna was born circa 1824, daughter of Thomas W. Hanna and Sally W. Turner, in Tennessee.2
     She also is reported to have been born on 28 January 1826.3

     On 21 February 1837, Isaac and Sarah Bledsoe conveyed to William W. Hanna, John A. Hanna, Julia Ann Hanna and Mary J. Hanna 82.5 acres on Bledsoe Creek bequeathed by John Turner, dec'd. These are the children of the said Sarah. Registered 21 Feb 1837 in Sumner County, Tennessee.1

     Julia Ann Hanna married George A. Moore, 26, on 27 May 1846 in Lafayette County, Missouri, with A. A. Moore, Minister of the Gospel, officiating.2,4

     Julia Ann Moore died before 18603 and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Inidependence, Jackson County, Missouri.      Her tombstone is unreadable, but it does appear to say Mar and what possibly could be 1851. Her husband had remarried by the 1860 census.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185026 years of ageBlue Township, Jackson County, Missouri5

Citations

  1. [S5979] Denning, Michael, abstractor. Sumner County Tennessee Deed Books 13-16: October 1831-October 1839 (na: MD, 2008), page 22; citing Deed Book 15, page 249.
  2. [S6408] Montgomery, Erick D., "Descendants of Sally W Turner", 25 Dec 2020 (Augusta, Georgia). , page 2. Received via email dated 25 Dec 2020, entitled "Re: Sally Turner Bledsoe".
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 26 Dec 2020, memorial page for Julia A. Moore (1826-?) At memorial page..., photograph of grave by Ron Mac, maintained by Ron Mac; citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri.
  4. [S5559] "Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002," index and images, Ancestry.com (Provo, Utah): accessed 26 Dec 2020, entry for George A. Moore and Julia Ann Hanna, 1846, Lafayette County, image 636 of 2720; citing original data from the "Missouri Marriage Records". Jefferson City, Missouri.
  5. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 26 Dec 2020, entry for Geo A Moore, 1850, Blue, Jackson, Missouri; citing roll 402, page 273, family 602, image 24 of 117; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.

Mary J. Hanna1

F, #1838
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherThomas W. Hanna1 d. b 10 Dec 1831
MotherSally W. Turner1 b. bt 1801 - 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited4 Oct 2019
     On 21 February 1837, Isaac and Sarah Bledsoe conveyed to William W. Hanna, John A. Hanna, Julia Ann Hanna and Mary J. Hanna 82.5 acres on Bledsoe Creek bequeathed by John Turner, dec'd. These are the children of the said Sarah. Registered 21 Feb 1837 in Sumner County, Tennessee.1

Citations

  1. [S5979] Denning, Michael, abstractor. Sumner County Tennessee Deed Books 13-16: October 1831-October 1839 (na: MD, 2008), page 22; citing Deed Book 15, page 249.

Thomas W. Hanna1

M, #881, d. before 10 December 1831
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Sally W. Turner b. bt 1801 - 1810
Children
Last Edited28 Jun 2021
     One source states he was the son of William Hanna, born c1767, died bef 12 Aug 1829. The name of his first wife is unknown, but, she was the mother of his children as reported in the commissioner's report on the agreement with William's children with their report dated 4 Mar 1837 at Sumner County, Tennessee.2

     This source also states that William Hanna was the son of John Hanna who died in Surry County, North Carolina between 15 Apr 1793, when his will was written, and February 1794, when his will was probated. His wife, Martha (--?--) survived him and was living in Sumner County during the 1820 census.1 His surname also is spelled as Hanner.3

     Thomas W. Hanna and Sally W. Turner obtained a marriage license on 8 March 1823 in Sumner County, Tennessee.3,4,5

     Thomas W. Hanna died before 10 December 1831 in Sumner County, Tennessee.

     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 15 Mar 2019.6

Citations

  1. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing "The Ancestry of Austin W. Spencer", page 10a, online at http://www.rootedancestry.com/Hanner.pdf
  2. [S5956] Turner. Email, dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing "The Ancestry of Austin W. Spencer", page 10a, online at http://www.rootedancestry.com/Hanner.pdf ; in particular Sumner County, Tennessee, Loose Court Records, Estate #843, microfilm A-5179, frames 92-94, specifically frame 93, Tenessee State Library.
  3. [S3168] "Tennessee Probate Court Books, 1795-1927, " digital image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77TV-B2FX?mode=g&i=139&wc=M6QW-VNP%3A179803001%2C180194801&cc=1909088 ), John Turner, 1835; citing Sumner County Wills, 1823-1842, vol. 2, images 139-140 of 384, pages 134-135, original will book page 193; accessed 6 Dec 2012. There is no index to this information as of 22 Jun 2019.
  4. [S6336] Porch, Deane, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Marriage Records, 1787-1838 (Franklin, Tennessee: Louise G. Lynch, 1980), page 93.
  5. [S6006] "Tennessee, Compiled Marriages, 1784-1825," index, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 14 Dec 2020, entry for Thomas W. Hanna and Sally W Turner, 1823, Sumner County.
  6. [S5956] Turner. Email, dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing "The Ancestry of Austin W. Spencer", page 10a, online at http://www.rootedancestry.com/Hanner.pdf; in particular Sumner County, Tennessee, Loose Court Records, Estate #183, microfilm A-5176, frames not numbered, Tennessee State Library.
  7. [S5979] Denning, Michael, abstractor. Sumner County Tennessee Deed Books 13-16: October 1831-October 1839 (na: MD, 2008), page 22; citing Deed Book 15, page 249.

William W. Hanna1

M, #1638
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherThomas W. Hanna1 d. b 10 Dec 1831
MotherSally W. Turner1 b. bt 1801 - 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited4 Oct 2019
     On 21 February 1837, Isaac and Sarah Bledsoe conveyed to William W. Hanna, John A. Hanna, Julia Ann Hanna and Mary J. Hanna 82.5 acres on Bledsoe Creek bequeathed by John Turner, dec'd. These are the children of the said Sarah. Registered 21 Feb 1837 in Sumner County, Tennessee.1

Citations

  1. [S5979] Denning, Michael, abstractor. Sumner County Tennessee Deed Books 13-16: October 1831-October 1839 (na: MD, 2008), page 22; citing Deed Book 15, page 249.

Alfred Hanscom1,2

M, #22856, b. 20 May 1816, d. 3 June 1886

Family

Ruth A. Cutter b. c 1836
Child
Last Edited9 Dec 2020
     Alfred Hanscom was born on 20 May 1816 in Maine.3
     His surname also is spelled as Hanson.4

     Alfred Hanscom married Ruth A. Cutter. I cannot find a marriage record for them as of 9 Dec 2020.4

     Alfred Hanscom died on 3 June 1886 at age 703 and was buried in Jacksonville Cemetery, Jacksonville, Washington County, Maine.

     Find a Grave does not have a memorial page for him, but perhaps for some of his children.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
187054 years of ageEast Machias, Washington County, Maine1
Farmer with real estate valued at $1,500 and personal property worth $8001

Citations

  1. [S5981] "1870 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 9 Dec 2020, entry for Allfred Hanscom, 1870, East Machias, Washington, Maine; citing roll 562, page 199A, family 105, FHL Microfilm 552,061, image 15 of 51; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 29 May 2019, memorial page for Ruth Augusta Hanscom Turner (1863-1948) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by fiddlestix, maintained by ProgBase; citing 10857389.
  3. [S6377] "Maine, Faylene Hutton Cemetery Collection, 1780-1990," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 9 Dec 2020, entry for Alfred Hanscom, Jacksonville Cemetery, Jacksonville, Washington County, Maine, image 1402 or 3037.
  4. [S2949] "Montana, County Marriages 1865-1950," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F336-C9F, entry for Harry L. Turner, 05 Oct 1917; citing Intended Marriage, Cascade County, , Montana, county courthouses, Montana; FHL microfilm 1,940,167, accessed 5 Jul 2016).

Ruth Augusta Hanscom1

F, #22855, b. 19 February 1863, d. 31 May 1948
FatherAlfred Hanscom2 b. 20 May 1816, d. 3 Jun 1886
MotherRuth A. Cutter2 b. c 1836

Family

Harry Lee Turner b. 20 Apr 1863, d. 3 Jun 1942
Last Edited26 Feb 2021
     Ruth Augusta Hanscom was born on 19 February 1863, daughter of Alfred Hanscom and Ruth A. Cutter, in Maine.1
     She also is reported to have been born circa 1867 in Maine.2
     Her surname also is spelled as Hanson.2

     Ruth, 54, married Harry Lee Turner, 54, son of John Calhoun Turner and Martha Lee Givens, on 5 October 1917 in Cascade County, Montana. He was widowed at the time of their marriage; she was divorced from a man whose surname was Bryant.2

     Ruth Augusta Turner died on 31 May 1948 at age 851 and was buried in Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Jackson County, Oregon.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18707 years of ageEast Machias, Washington County, Maine4
192051 years of ageDistrict 86 Collins, Cascade County, Montana5
194077 years of ageAshland, Jackson County, Oregon6

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 29 May 2019, memorial page for Ruth Augusta Hanscom Turner (1863-1948) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by fiddlestix, maintained by ProgBase; citing 10857389.
  2. [S2949] "Montana, County Marriages 1865-1950," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F336-C9F, entry for Harry L. Turner, 05 Oct 1917; citing Intended Marriage, Cascade County, , Montana, county courthouses, Montana; FHL microfilm 1,940,167, accessed 5 Jul 2016).
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Ruth Augusta Hanscom Turner (1863-1948) at memorial page....
  4. [S5981] "1870 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 9 Dec 2020, entry for Allfred Hanscom, 1870, East Machias, Washington, Maine; citing roll 562, page 199A, family 105, FHL Microfilm 552,061, image 15 of 51; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  5. [S5479] "Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920," digitized microfilm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, National Archives (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M83J-GFJ: accessed 29 Jul 2016), Harry L Turner household, 1920, Collins, Cascade, Montana, United States; citing ED 46, sheet 3B, household 52, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,968.
  6. [S3273] "1940 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRR5-765 ): accessed 29 Jul 2016), Harry L Turner, Ward 2, Ashland, Election Precinct 6 Ashland East, Jackson, Oregon, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 15-7, sheet 2A, family 32, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3362.

Mary Harden1

F, #5569, b. 1767

Family

George Smith b. 1763
Child
Last Edited10 Mar 2019
     Mary Harden was born in 1767.1

     Mary Harden married George Smith.

Citations

  1. [S254] Chesney, Terri, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, entitled "Turner Family Research" dated 15 Oct 2000.

William Hardwick1

M, #15679, d. before 28 March 1694

Family

Frances Gerard b. 1637, d. 1696
Last Edited1 Sep 2020
     In 1673, he came to Westmoreland County to take over his father's estate, then went back to England. He returned in 1674 and was active in the affairs of Westmoreland County. He was a Burgess representing Westmoreland County in the General Assembly in 1683 --1685--1686--1692 and 1693. Before becoming Burgess he was also the coroner, Justice and Sheriff of Westmoreland County.2

     William Hardwick married Frances Washington on 27 February 1678/79.1,3,2

     William Hardwick died before 28 March 1694 in Bristol, England.
     His burial location is unknown.2

     His estate was probated on 28 March 1694 in Westmoreland County, Virginia Colony.2

Citations

  1. [S3026] Headley Jr., Robert K., compiler. Married Well and Often: Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia 1649-1800 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 2003), page 365.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 29 Jan 2019, memorial page for Capt William Hardwick (?-1694) at memorial page... Maintained by Karen Mickel Bennett; citing burial location unknown.
  3. [S3540] "The Large Version of the Chew Family Tree", contributed by Tim, email at e-mail address, cannot be reached directly from a link, updated 1 Apr 2016, Tree ID = 233243, site verified as active 20 Jun 2019. Names him William Hardridge. Citing Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th Century Colonists, David Faris, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, Maryland, 1996 which provides the marriage year. I cannot provide a direct link to individuals thanks to a stupid decision by Rootsweb in 2020. You have to go to https://wc.rootsweb.com, input the Tree ID, then search the database's index for individuals which is ridiculous.

Mary Hardwicke1

F, #24747, b. 21 March 1844, d. 31 May 1898
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

John Baxter Omohundro b. 13 Jan 1841, d. 10 Oct 1906
Children
Last Edited14 Dec 2020
     Mary Hardwicke was born on 21 March 1844 in Tennessee. She was the daughter of William Sale Hardwicke (15 May 1822 - 24 Oct 1860) and Penelope M. Etter (18 Dec 1825 - 6 May 1865).2,3
     She also is reported to have been born on 14 April 1844.4

     Mary Hardwicke married John Baxter Omohundro, son of Ellis Putney Omohundro and Mary Dillon Turner, in 1863.1,5

     Mary Omohundro died on 31 May 1898 at age 544 and was buried in Mount Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery, Campbell County, Virginia.4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
187026 yearfs of ageLovingston, Nelson County, Virginia6
188036 years of ageOtter River, Campbell County, Virginia2

Citations

  1. [S574] Omohundro, Malvern Hill. The Omohundro Genealogical Record : the Omohundros and allied families in America: blood lines traced from the first Omohundro in Westmoreland County, Virginia, 1670, through his descendants in three great branches and allied families down to 1950 (Staunton: McClure Print. Co., 1950-1951), page 725.
  2. [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:MCPG-X94 ), entry for John Donohundro, 1880, Otter River, Campbell, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district ED 44, sheet 108D, family 98, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1358; FHL microfilm 1,255,358, accessed 17 Apr 2017.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 17 Apr 2017, memorial page for John Baxter Omohundro (1841-1906) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by sue, maintained by sue; citing Oak Wood Cemetery, Whitesboro, Grayson County, Texas.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Mary A Omohundro (1844-1898) at memorial page....
  5. [S3546] "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XZ1Z-HXK, entry for Warren A. Omohundro and Nellie Graham, 04 Apr 1904; citing Hamilton, Ohio, United States, reference v 172 cn 408; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 355,072, accessed 16 Apr 2017).
  6. [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:MFGR-P3P ), entry for John D O Mohundro, 1870, Lovingston, Nelson, Virginia; citing page 54, family 417, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 553,164, accessed 1 Oct 2019.
  7. [S3546] "OH Co. Marriages, 1789-2016," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XZ1Z-HXK, Jno. B. Omohundo in entry for Warren A. Omohundro and Nellie Graham, 04 Apr 1904; citing Hamilton, Ohio, United States, reference v 172 cn 408; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 355,072, accessed 16 Apr 2017).
  8. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3GX-74R ): accessed 17 Apr 2017), John Omohundro, 1900, Whitesboro town, Grayson, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 113, sheet 12B, family 266, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,640.

Ann F. Hargrove1,2

F, #7699, b. 20 November 1831, d. 21 February 1914
FatherBeverly Hargrove3 b. c 1795
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Washington R. Turner b. c 1826, d. b 15 Jun 1900
Children
Last Edited25 Aug 2021
     Ann F. Hargrove was born on 20 November 1831, daughter of Beverly Hargrove, in Nelson County, Virginia.4,3

     Ann and Washington R. Turner obtained a marriage bond on 1 May 1852 in Nelson County, Virginia.5

     Ann F. Hargrove, 20, married Washington R. Turner, son of William M. Turner and Sarah Nell Roberts, on 11 May 1852 at Nelson County, Virginia, with Tho. W. Robert officiating.2

     Ann F. Turner died of Interstitial Nephritis and Cardiac Exhaustion on 21 February 1914 at age 82 in Faber District, Nelson County, Virginia. The informant was her son, Beverly W. Turner.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1850as Frances A. and 18 years of ageNelson County, Virginia6
186029 years of ageNelson County, Virginia7
187039 years of age and head of householdRockfish Township, Nelson County, Virginia8
188050 years of ageRockfish District, Nelson County, Virginia4
190066 years of age, widowed, and having borne seven children of whom four are living. Also living in her household was her granddaughter, Blance, born Mar 1885, 15 years of age, but her surname is covered by a serious smudgeRockfish District, Nelson County, Virginia9

Citations

  1. [S451] Ricks, Joel. Nelson County, Virginia Marriage Bonds 1808-1866 (Salt Lake City, Utah: [copied by Joel Ricks] ; typed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, October 1936), page 77 . Can be accessed online.
  2. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRZT-4TT, entry for Washington R. Turner and Ann F. Hargrove, 11 May 1852; citing Lovingston, Nelson, Virginia, reference p 58, FHL microfilm 32,734, accessed 24 Dec 2012).
  3. [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:QVRQ-KTJ5, entry for Ann F Turner, 21 Feb 1914; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing Faber, Nelson, Virginia, United States, entry #, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, accessed 9 Nov 2020).
  4. [S677] "1880 United States Federal Census," Nelson County, Virginia, population schedule, Rockfish District Township, Enumeration District (ED) 115, Sheet 7, dwelling 66, family 66, Washington R. Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm T9, Roll 1379, page 296A. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  5. [S6317] "Nelson County, Virginia Marriage Bonds, 1808-1866," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah, entry for Washington R. Turner and Ann F. Hargrove, 1852, at https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details?page=1&place=394978&rmsId=M9MP-H57&imageIndex=83&singleView=true, accessed 2 Nov 2020). These bonds were copies from a photostat copy of the county clerk's register of marriages in the Virginia State Library by Joel Hicks, and typed by Miss Mackeene Smith.
  6. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 17 Dec 2020, entry for Beverly Hargrove, 1850, Nelson, Virginia; citing roll 963, page 261a, family 607, image 83 of 172; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  7. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHM9-DB1 ), entry for Washington R Turner, 1860, Nelson, Texas, citing page 151, household 1097, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 805,365, accessed 23 Jan 2021.
  8. [S5981] "1870 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 25 Jun 2021, entry for Ann F Turner, 1870, Rockfish, Nelson, Virginia; citing roll M593_1665, page 459A, family 229, image 43 of 97; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  9. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMNL-57F ): accessed 30 Aug 2016), Anna F Turner household, 1900, Rockfish District, Nelson, Virginia, United States; citing ED 90, sheet 8A, family 133, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,718.
  10. [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:VR5P-P2M : accessed 30 Aug 2016), Ann W. Turner, Mar 1854; citing Nelson, Nansemond, Virginia, reference ; FHL microfilm 2,046,954.
  11. [S6179] "Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917," index, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 23 Jul 2021, entry for A W Rittenhouse, 7 Jan 1890, Mapio Mill, Nelson County, FHL microfilm 2,048,577.
  12. [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:MC5L-TGX ), entry for Washington R Turner household, 1880, Rockfish, Nelson, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district ED 115, sheet 296C, household 66, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1379; FHL microfilm 1,255,379, accessed 30 Aug 2016.
  13. [S2945] "VA Marriages, 1785-1940," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRZY-5W5, B. W. Turner and M. D. J. Roberts, 17 Jan 1883; citing Nelson County, Virginia, reference p53 ln3; FHL microfilm 32,734, accessed 30 Aug 2016).
  14. [S6281] "VA Death Certificates, 1912-1987," FamilySearch, B W Turner, 30 Mar 1936; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing , Nelson, Virginia, United States, entry #, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, accessed 9 Nov 2020.
  15. [S6281] "VA Death Certificates, 1912-1987," FamilySearch, Henry Edward Turner, 08 May 1935; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing Faber, Nelson, Virginia, United States, entry #, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, accessed 9 Nov 2020.
  16. [S2945] "VA Marriages, 1785-1940," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRZP-K6R, Z. H. Turner and Flora E. Harris, 06 Feb 1901; citing Nelson County, Virginia, reference p 106 ln 14; FHL microfilm 32,734, accessed 30 Aug 2016).
  17. [S6048] "Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 14 Apr 2021, entry for Zack H. Turner, 4 Sep 1929, Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Stamped 21487 (non-resident), image 64 of 568.

Beverly Hargrove1

M, #20279, b. circa 1795

Family

Child
Last Edited17 Dec 2020
     Beverly Hargrove was born circa 1795 in Virginia.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185055 years of ageNelson County, Virginia2
Farmer with real estate valued at $3,5002

Citations

  1. [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:QVRQ-KTJ5, entry for Ann F Turner, 21 Feb 1914; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing Faber, Nelson, Virginia, United States, entry #, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, accessed 9 Nov 2020).
  2. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 17 Dec 2020, entry for Beverly Hargrove, 1850, Nelson, Virginia; citing roll 963, page 261a, family 607, image 83 of 172; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.

Augustus Harlan1

M, #22980, b. circa 1840
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam G. Harlin1 b. c 1796
MotherAdeline R. Turner1 b. c 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited25 Jun 2017
     Augustus Harlan was born circa 1840, son of William G. Harlin and Adeline R. Turner, in Virginia.1

     I cannot find marriage, death, or census records for him after 1860 as of 13 Dec 2016.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185010 years of ageDistrict 30, Lewis County, Virginia1
1860as Augustine and 20 years of ageUpshur County, West Virginia2
Farming2

Citations

  1. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8DC-H9L ), entry for William G Harlin household, 1850, Lewis county, part of, Lewis, Virginia, United States; citing no page number, family 790, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 444,946, accessed 14 Jul 2016.
  2. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M41G-YJ7 ), entry for Wm G Harlan, 1860, Upshur, Virginia, United States, citing page 68, household 473, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 805,382, accessed 12 Dec 2016.