Wednesday, December 22, 2010
by T.L.C. Genealogy
Deed Book 4 page 2
January 30, 1741, from Thos Hall of Goochland and Martha, his wife, to Humphry Parrish, Jr., for 16 pounds, all that tract of land of about 100 acres in Goochland and on both side of a branch of Licking Hole Creek, and bounded by (trees). The land was bought by the said Thomas Hall of Robt. Adams deceased. Signed- Thomas T. Hall, Martha Hall. Witness Henry Martin, David Parish, Thomas Parish. Recorded June 15, 1742.
(So here is more proof that Robert Adams is deceased. However, since we have a recorded Will, that has already been proved.)
Deed Book 4 page 118
March 14, 1742, from Matthew Graves and Susannah, his wife, of the Parish of St. James and Goochland, to Henry Martin of Goochland, for 53 pounds 10 shillings, all that tract of land on the branches of Licking Hole Creek, and bounded by William Atkinson, Holland, Frances Cooley. The same was granted to Robert Adams, deceased, by patent dated August 25, 1731, and left by his will unto his daughter Susanah, the wife of the above said Matthew Graves, signed - Mathew Graves, Susanah Graves. Witness Robert Addams, Charles Moorman Jr. James Graves. Recorded March 15, 1742.
(So Susanah is still living in 1742 and her husband is Mathew Graves.)
Deed Book 4 page 248
October 18, 1743, from John Graves Jr. and Lucy, his wife, of Goochland, for divers good causes and for 30 pounds, a certain tract of land of about 350 acres on the north side of James River on the branches of Tuckahoe Creek, and bounded by said Sanders, Dover Mill Creek, which Robert Adams laid off to Mark Lively, joining to Matthew Collins, upper corner on Woodson's line, John Simpkin, Chas Johnson, Mark Lively's line, Robert Caughton. Signed - John Graves Jr., Lucy Graves. Witness - John Curd, William Murrell, Robert Williamson.
The above deed is for land left by Robert Adams deceased to his daughter, Lucy, as by the will of the said Robt. Adams deceased.
Recorded: October 18, 1743.
(Lucy's husband is John Graves)
Deed Book 4 page 253
October 18, 1743 from John Graves Jr and Lucy, his wife, of Goochland, to Phillip Webber of Goochland, for 25 pounds, a certain tract of land on the east side of Dover Mill Creek in Goochland, about 200 acres, and bounded by John Sanders, Woodson, the main road, Farrar, Robert Cauthorn. Signed - John Graves, Jr., Lucy Graves. Witness. Robert Williamson, William Murrell, John Curd. The within deed is for land left by Robert Adams deceased to his daugher Lucy by his will.
Recorded: October 18, 1743.
(The will is on my blog of December 20th. The original acreage devised to Lucy was 550 acres.)
This is my last blog before the Christmas Holidays. I want to thank anyone that has dropped by to look at the information that I found. Anyone that has helped me in finding the records and graves, I thank you. I especially want to thank the two families that lived near the John Ward Gravesite and showed us where it was located. Without their help I would have never found it.
I would also like to thank my wonderful husband who has encouraged me and assisted in so many ways that I will never be able to return the favor if I lived to be 200. He is my dearest friend and I love him very much.
I would also like to thank my Mother and My Aunt Judy. Their information and their help in finding the grave sites have been invaluable. They also made trips for me to Pittsylvania County Circuit Court and their stories that have been passed down from their family continue to keep our family ancestors alive in our heart.
My Mama and my husband and me.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
So comparing the will of Robert Adams recorded in Goochland County and the Deed of Mourning Adams recorded in Albemarle County, I ascertained the following facts:
I have also taken some facts from the book Albemarle County: Giving some Account of What it Was By Nature by Edgar Woods. That information will be in bold to differentiate between the two sources.
That Robert Adams died sometime before June 17, 1740, but probably not too long before that. So we could easily say that Robert Adams of Goochland County died sometime during 1740.
He had two sons
Robert and James Adams
We also know that he is a slave holder, but that he has strong ties to the Quakers.
I have more information from several sources which I will be addressing in the later days. Hopefully, I will be able to post on tomorrow, but the holidays are now upon us and there is much work to be done.
Albemarle County in Virginia: Giving Some Account of What it Was By Nature, of What it Was Made By Man, and of Some of the Men Who Made it (1901)
Makers of America: Thomas Jefferson
The Architecture of Jefferson Country: Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia
Dogwood Tree in Spring, Albemarle County, VA Photographic Poster Print by MaryAnn & Bryan Hemphill, 24x32
Monday, December 20, 2010
Marriages of Goochland County, Virginia, 1733-1815
Goochland County, Virginia Court Order Book 1 and 2, 1728-1731
Goochland County, Virginia Court Order Book 3, 1731-1735
Goochland County, Virginia, wills and deeds, 1736-1742
Goochland County, Virginia, wills, 1742-1749
St. James Northam Parish Vestry book, 1744-1850, Goochland County, Virginia
Friday, December 17, 2010
Inscription on Marker
In Memory of Rutledge Dr. John Biddle Rutledge
Son of Colonel Joshua rutledge and Augustive Biddle Rutledge of Red Brick House Farm Harford County, MD
Born February 13, 1798 Died February 17, 1837
Princeton University (College of NJ) B. Litt 1818
Studied Medicine Baltimore MD
Married on October 14, 1823 to Lucinda Dillard Ward Rutledge
Their four children
Joshua Biddle Rutledge
Martha Henry Augusta Rutledge Pigg
Eliza Lucinda Rutledge Johnston
Virginia jane Rutledge Pigg
Built and lived in Monteflora
loving husband, Father, Patriot and Physician
His wife Lucinda was the daughter of Henry Ward and Martha Barbour. Lucinda and John were married on the third floor ball room of the Mansion House of John Ward.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I found this grave marker and unfortunately the writing is almost disappeared. I could read some of it.
Ann Dillard Born February 19, 1751 Died 1816
Ann Dillard was the child of John Ward of the Mansion and Ann Chiles Ward. Her first husband was Christopher Lynch. The son of Charles Lynch and Sarah Clark Lynch. They are said the have had two children; Penelope that died at the early age of 13 or 14 and Nancy. Nancy married Sam Mitchell, a Methodist preacher. Christopher Lynch died in 1782 and she then married Benjamin Dillard. They had a son Lynch Dillard.
Lynch Dillard married Mildred Ward on January 28, 1810. Mildred and Lynch Dillard were cousins.
Mildred was the daughter of William Ward and Mildred Adams Ward.
William Ward was the son of John Ward and Ann Chiles and the brother of Ann Ward Lynch Dillard.
Mildred Adams Ward was the daughter of Robert Adams and Penelope Lynch. Penelope was the sister of Christopher Lynch who was Ann Dillard's first husband.
This is can be so confusing. Sounds like a soap opera. And in the middle of all this there was an American Revolution and the War of 1812.
Campbell County, city of Lynchburg, Virginia : 1:50 000-scale topographic map (SuDoc I 19.108:37079-C
Lynchburg, the tobacco city1-CF-050/993)
I found this information in Campbell Chronicles and Family Sketches, Adams Biography, and Richmond Terrell and Timothy Terrell, Colonial Virginians.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography page 180
Henry Ward son of John Ward and Ann Chiles Ward born April 5, 1751 Died April 12, 1823
Married Martha Barbour
Campbell Chronicles and Family Sketches by Ruth Hairston Early page 527/528
Major Henry Ward, a commissary during the Revolution was active in providing for the American troops and was also issuing commissary to the Catawba Indians from February 21st till April 20, 1780. It is probable that these were the Indians who occupied the Camps and whose friendship Henry Ward gained by acts of kindness to them. After his death they came back to make him a call and were distressed to learn that their friend had passed away. In remembrance of his service to them they performed certain religious ceremonies to obtain by favorable sign the assurance that Ward has passed to the happy hunting grounds; this was effected by knocking heads together till the blood flowed from their nostrils and was caught in straws which they then held to the sun to discover if light showed through, thus indicating that he had reached the desired goal,-the perception of a favorble sign gave them much satisfaction.
Henry Ward received from his father, the land adjoining the ferry on the south side of Staunton river, land and the home place on the north side of Staunton and Otter Rivers and Cheese creek, the mill and tract on Old Woman's creek, the tract on the south side of the Staunton purchased of Henry Chiles and known as Jack's Place.
Children of Henry Ward:
Matilda Callaway, born 1800, m Thomas Tunstall Adams of Pittsylvania County; -
Lucinda Dillard, born 1801, m. 1823 Dr. John Biddle Rutledge of Maryland, their daughter Martha Henry married James Carter, whose daughter, Maud, married Nathaniel E. Clement, a member of the House of Delegates from Pittsylvania County, who served two terms, also served as a state senator.
Juliana born 1808, married John Wheeler Rutledge and moved to Maryland
Henrietta, born 1810, married 1828 Dr. William J. McIiheniny of Baltimore; moved to St. Louis
William, born 1814, moved to Missouri
Robert A, born 1817
Edwin Jeremiah born 1821 moved to Arkansas
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Above is the gravemarker for John Ward. Beside his marker is possibly Sarah Clark Lynch Ward's marker which engraving has faded with time. John Ward's first wife Annie Childs Ward is listed on John Ward's stone, but she is not buried here. She died in 1765 and was buried on her brother Paul Chiles family graveyard which has disappeared with time. I have written a few blogs about John Ward. You will find them under the March 8, 9, 16, 22 and 23rd blogs.
Major John Ward
Annie Childs Ward
Monday, December 13, 2010
Well this is our last little bit of Chiles Cemetery at Avoca. The last two pictures are commemoration plaques for Colonel Charles Lynch and General James Dearing.
Mansion Bridge Road is only minutes from Avoca.
Just minutes down the road and near the Staunton River lies the graveyard of John Ward. This is where he operated a mill, a ferry and an inn. The house burned down at the end of the nineteenth century.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Daniel Johnson Born 1804 Died February 21, 1838
Sarah Miller Wife of Thomas Wiatt Died 1857
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Now I will begin with the gravestone of Martha Henry Ward Tatum. Grandaughter of Patrick Henry. Married to Charles Terrell Ward who died 1849. Married second Edward Allen Tatum.
Born: November 15, 1813 Died: May 10, 1900.
She was the daughter of Nathaniel West Henry and Virginia Ann Woodson. Nathaniel West Henry's parents were Patrick Henry and Dorothea Spottswood Dandridge.
According to Richmond, William and Timothy Terrell: Colonial Virginians Charles Terrell Ward fought in the Mexican War and probably enlisted in North Carolina. I began searching documents yesterday for Charles Ward's enlistment in the Mexican War and I have not found him yet. They also mentioned that Charles Ward liked to drink heavily. He died in 1849, but I could not find a grave marker for him in the Lynch Cemetery. In Find A Grave they have him listed as being in the Lynch Cemetery, but when you click on his grave marker it is his wife's marker.It may be in North Carolina. Charles and Martha Ward were the parents of Robert Henry Ward that married Susan Lynch Dearing. They are both buried at the Lynch Cemetery.
Virginia Edmonia Ward daughter of Charles Terrell Ward and Martha HenryWard
Born: March 23, 1832 Died: January 25, 1892
Patrick Henry in His Speeches and Writings and in the Words of His Contemporaries
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Born: November 3, 1800 died March 24, 1875
Charles Henry Lynch never married. He inherited property in and near Lynchburg from his cousin William B. Lynch and his home was called "Lynch's Creek". During the Civil War his home was filled with refugees. Judge Robert Montague and his family fled Tidewater Virginia during the Civil War and lived at Charles Lynch's home. During that time Judge Montague's son Andrew Jackson Montague was born. Andrew Jackson Montague would later become the 44th Governor of Virginia. After the Civil War, Charles H. Lynch sold Lynch's Creek and moved back to Avoca.
Charles H. Lynch was a prominent citizen and Democrat.
The following is some of his contributions during his lifetime:
Member of State Convention 1850/1851
State Senate 1859-1865
One of the Directors of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad in 1850.
Mary Anna Lynch Dearing Daughter of Aslem and Susan Miller Lynch
wife of Col. James Griffin Dearing
Born: June 23, 1802 Died: February 2, 1892
Ms. Dearing was devoted to reading and was educated at Mr. Reid's school in Lynchburg, Virginia. She lived at Otterbourne which was only two miles from Avoca.
Born December 25, 1804 Died December 31, 1865
He fell from his horse on December 25 which caused his death six days later. John P. Lynch was reported to be witty and gifted, but sadly dissipated. He never married.
Sarah Miller Lynch Daughter of Anselm and Susan Miller Lynch
Born: January 17, 1806 Died: June 18, 1866
Poor Sarah suffered from back injuries sustained in infancy when she fell from her nurse's arms. She was also said to have been an epileptic. She never married.
Susan Lynch Daughter of Anselm and Susan Miller Lynch
Born: May 8, 1808 Died: October 3, 1837
She is said to have died from a fever that was brought on by a bee sting under her foot. She went to school at Salem, NC.
I found this excerpt in the book Sketches and Recollections of Lynchburg page 16.
She was a young lady of great worth and excellence, and a few lines extracted from a notice which appeared at the time of her decease will show the estimation in which she was held:
"To a close and vigorous intellect the deceased added an imagination sprightly and chaste. Her heart was benevolent, kind, generous and pure. Her frank and engaging manners, and great goodness of heart, warmed acquaintances into friends and made her an acknowledged favorite with all who knew her. She was a bright and happy illustration of most that is attractive, interesting or useful in the female character. Her family have sustained in her death, a loss most deeply irreparable. It was in her intercourse with them, that her cheerfulness, good temper, tenderness, thoughtful kindness and affection, gave touching sweetness to her character, and created for her a love which few can inspire, and none who has felt it can forget."
These are the children of Anselm Lynch and Susan Miller Lynch.
The above recollections and stories were taken from the books Richmond, William and Timothy Terrell: Colonial Virginians and Sketches and Recollections of Lynchburg.
Sketches And Recollections Of Lynchburg
Sketches and Recollections of Lynchburg by the Oldest Inhabitant