194. Documentation for Alexander Griffith
(1745 to 1811)
father of Mary Griffith
(circa 1765 to before January 30, 1817)


Download Adobe Acrobat File - 194. Alexander Griffith - (The file has the following text plus images.)


Alexander Griffith

The parents of Alexander Griffith may have been Thomas Griffith and Mary Andrew.

The will of Alexander Griffith is in the Maryland Archives and listed under index Liber J. R. No. C, page 188. The will was dated August 11, 1810 and it was probated March 5, 1811. See Appendix A.

Individuals named in the will of Alexander Griffith include:
wife Mary
Sons: Alexander, Abraham and Abel
Daughters: Sophia ( wife of Aaron Lewis), Sarah (wife of Joshua Hobbs), Mary (wife of Pritchett Gouty) and Nancy Todd
Grandchildren: Henry and Thomas Griffith (sons of Thomas Griffith, deceased), John and Levi Griffith (sons of Abel Griffith), Alexander and William and Betsy Griffith (children of Aaron Griffith, deceased)
Daughter-in-laws: Dorcas Griffith (widow of son Thomas Griffith) and Nancy Griffith (widow of son Aaron Griffith)
Elihu Shearman, son of Mary Shearman

May be the will of Mary Griffith, wife of Alexander Griffith Sr. -
Mary Griffith 1825-1853, WAF No. A, 306


The will of Abel Griffith is listed under index Liber J. R. No. C, page 205.

The 1800 United States Census for Caroline County, Maryland, indicates Alexander Griffith had nine slaves.

Children
(Griffith), born:
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
v.


REFERENCES


1. will of Alexander Griffith is in the Maryland Archives and listed under index Liber J. R. No. C, page 188. The will was dated August 11, 1810 and it was probated March 5, 1811. See Appendix A.

2.

3.


APPENDIX A

Last Will and Testament
of
Alexander Griffith 1740-1811

Maryland Archives, Liber J. R. No. C, page 205
Made August 11, 1810, Probated March 5, 1811


In the name of God Amen. I Alexander Griffith, farmer of Caroline County in the state of Maryland, being in reasonable good health, and of perfect sound disposing mind memory and understanding blessed by God, but calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die, and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs, that I may be the better prepared to leave this world, when it shall please God to call me hence, do therefore make ordain publish pronounce and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner and forum following that is to say first and principally I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it, and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent and Christian manner at the discretion of my Executor, herein after named and after my just debts and funeral expenses are paid. I give, bequeath and devise and dispose of my property which it hath pleased the Lord to bless me with in this world as following:

Item: I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Mary Griffith, my gray horse Fox or any one of my horses which she may choose at my decease, and my new Chaise, also one cow and calf of her choice out of all I have, and also all that tract or parcel of land which I bought of William Potter Esq. that lays on the north side of the Mill branch, and where Abraham Evitty formerly lived with all and singular the improvements and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining to have and to hold to her and her heirs or signings forever and also one years provision sufficient for her comfortable support and maintenance such as meat, corn and all other necessaries which shall need for one year after my decease as provision for food.

Item: I give and bequeath unto Henry Griffith and Thomas Griffith sons of my son Thomas Griffith deceased all that part of a tract of parcel of land called and known by the name of the "Worlds End", whereon my son Thomas formerly that did live with all and singular the improvements thereon to be equally divided between them to have and to hold to them and their heirs forever with this proviso never then less that Dorcas Griffith widow of Thomas Griffith and mother of the said Henry and Thomas shall have the said farm and all the privileges thereof for the support and maintenance of herself and her children until the boys shall achieve to lawful age to choose a guardian if they live so long and provided she does not marry until that time she making no willful waste or destruction thereon but should she marry then her right to cease.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Alexander Griffith all that tract or parcel of land whereon I now live called and known by the name of "Edmondson's Reserve" with all and singular the improvements thereon, to have and to hold to him and his lawful heirs forever, but should he die without assigns or heir lawfully begotten I then give the same to my son Abraham Griffith his heirs and assigns forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Abel Griffith part of a tract or parcel of land which I bought of Thomas Goldsborough called and known by the name of Goldsbourgh's Regulation, whereon he now lives binding with a line which I have run for a division line between him and my son Aaron Griffith (who is now deceased) then running with the out lines of said land agreeably to the plot thereof containing one hundred and ninety five and three quarters acres of land, with all and singular the improvements thereon to have and to hold to him during his natural life and from and after his decease I give and bequeath the same to his two sons John Griffith and Levi Griffith to be equally divided betwixt them to have and to hold to them their heirs and assigns forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto Nancy Griffith widow of my son Aaron Griffith, all the remaining part of the said tract or parcel of land which I bought of the said Thomas Goldsborough whereon she now lives and which land I did intend for my son Aaron agreeable to the division made between him and my son Abel Griffith containing one hundred and ninety two acres and three quarters of an acre of land together with all and singular the improvements thereon or thereto belonging to have and hold occupy possess and enjoy for and during her widowhood or natural live if she lives single but not otherwise and from and after her decease or intermarriage I give and bequeath the same to Alexander Griffith and William Griffith sons of the said Aaron Griffith to be equally divided between them to have and to hold to them and their heirs forever on condition never the less that the said Alexander and William shall pay to their sister Betsey Griffith the sum of twenty five pounds like money as they shall severally arrive to the age of sixteen years.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Abraham Griffith all that tract or parcel of land which I bought of Peter Chilcutt and also a small piece I bought of William Lamper lying on the same side of the branch (as the branch is to be the division betwixt him and the heirs of my son Thomas) agreeable to their several names, metes, bounds, courses, and distances with all and singular the improvements and appurtenances thereto belonging to have and to hold to him his lawful heirs and assigns forever provided never the less that if my son Alexander Griffith die without lawful issue and my son Abraham fall heir to my home farm then and in such case I leave the land which have above written to hem to be sold and the money divided betwixt all my daughters equally.

Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Sophia Lewis who married Aaron Lewis thirty dollars to be paid by my Executor out of my personal estate.

Item: I give to my daughter Sarah Hobbs wife of Joshua Hobbs three hundred dollars to be paid to her as aforesaid.

Item: I give to my daughter Mary Gowty wife of Pritchett Gowty one hundred dollars to be paid to her as aforesaid.

Item: I give to my daughter Nancy Todd wife of William Todd my negro woman Alce and all her children which negroes she had in her possession for some time before some of them run away and all though some of them is run away it is not my fault and if they do not get them again it is their own look out and also the sum of thirty dollars to be paid to her by my Executor out of my personal Estate

Item: I give to Eber Shearman son of Mary Shearman one hundred pounds for rent money to be paid to him by my Executor out of my personal estate, also one feather bed and furniture and one pine chest to be paid to him by my Executor when he arrives to the age of Twenty one years.

Item: I give to my beloved wife Mary Griffith all the property of every kind which she brought here when we was married and since which was her own before our marriage besides what I have given her in the just new of the will.

Item: I leave the remaining part of my personal estate to be equally divided among all my daughters to wit, Sophia Lewis, Sarah Hobbs, Mary Gowty and Nancy Todd, share and share alike.
And lastly I leave my son Alexander Griffith whole and sole Executor of this my last will and testament well and truly to execute do and perform all things herein written according to the true intent and meaning of the same. Whereof, I the said Alexander Griffith have to this my last will and testament set my hand and affixed my seal this eleventh day of August, one thousand eight hundred and ten.

Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by Alexander Griffith the within named testator, as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence, and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
Fred Holbrook, Elijah Latterfield, T. Saulsbury

Caroline County Court
There came Alexander Griffith as the Executor in and by the 5 March 1811 this will named and appointed and made oath on the Holy Evangel of Almighty God, that the a foregoing instrument of writing is the true and whole will and testament of Alexander Griffith late of Caroline County deceased that hath come to his hand, or possession, and that he doth not know of any other of a later date.

Caroline County Court
5 March 1811. Then came Frederick Holbrook, Elijah Latterfield and Thomas Saulsburg the three subscribing witnesses to the a foregoing last will and testament of Alexander Griffith late of Caroline County deceased and severally made oath on the Holy Evangel of Almighty God, that they did see the testator herein named sign and seal this will, that they heard him publish, pronounce, and declare the same to be his last will and testament that at the time of his so soing he was to the best of their apprehensions of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding that they respectively subscribed their names as witnesses to the will in the presence and at the request of the Testator and in the presence of each other.


Heirs in will of Alexander Griffith, Sr.:
wife Mary
Sons: Alexander, Abraham and Abel
Daughters: Sophia ( wife of Aaron Lewis), Sarah (wife of Joshua Hobbs), Mary (wife of Pritchett Gouty) and Nancy Todd
Grandchildren: Henry and Thomas Griffith (sons of Thomas Griffith, deceased), John and Levi Griffith (sons of Abel Griffith), Alexander and William and Betsy Griffith (children of Aaron Griffith, deceased)
Daughter-in-laws: Dorcas Griffith (widow of son Thomas Griffith) and Nancy Griffith (widow of son Aaron Griffith)
Elihu Shearman, son of Mary Shearman


Name:
Alexander Griffith
Birth Date:
1750
Birthplace:
Maryland
Volume:
67
Page Number:
619
Reference:
Heads of fams. At the first U.S. census. Md. By U.S. Bureau of the Census. Washington, 1907. (189p.):37
Caroline County, MD
1800 Caroline County, MD
m - 0-1-1-0-1
f - 0-0-1-0-1
slaves = 9

Alexander Griffith owned Alexander's Beginning for 80 acres 30 Nov 1757, BC8/283; BC11/37 in Dorcester County, MD
and
Alexander's Beginning Addition, 199 acres, 29 Sep 1762, BC20/6899; BC24/64


Father: Alexander GRIFFITH , Sr. b: ABT. 1745 in Maryland
Mother: ELIZABETH b: ABT. 1750 in Maryland
Marriage 1 Pritchett GOUTY b: 4 JUL 1765 in Maryland
* Married: ABT. 1800


* Event: Census-1800 Caroline County, Maryland, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 16-26 and 1 male over 45: 1 female 16-26 and 1 female over 45.


Children
1. Mary GRIFFITH b: ABT. 1765 in Maryland
2. Rebecca GRIFFITH b: BET. 1765 - 1770 in Maryland
3. Sophia GRIFFITH b: BET. 1765 - 1770 in Maryland
4. Thomas GRIFFITH b: 17 MAY 1767 in Maryland
5. Abel GRIFFITH b: ABT. 1774 in Maryland
6. Alexander GRIFFITH , Jr. b: BEF. 1775 in Maryland
7. Sarah GRIFFITH b: BEF. 1775 in Caroline County, Maryland
8. John GRIFFITH b: ABT. 1776 in Caroline County, Maryland
9. Nancy GRIFFITH b: ABT. 1778 in Caroline County, Maryland
10. Abraham GRIFFITH b: ABT. 1787 in Maryland
11. Aaron GRIFFITH b: ABT. 1770
12. Levi GRIFFITH b: UNKNOWN

Marriage 2 Mary COLLISON b: UNKNOWN in Maryland


2. Title: Caroline County Marriages 1774-1825
Name: Thomas GRIFFITH
* Birth: BET. 1682 - 1684 in Maryland
* Death: AFT. NOV 1745 in Maryland
* Burial: Unknown

Father: Henry GRIFFITH , Sr. b: ABT. 1640
Mother: ELIZABETH b: UNKNOWN

Marriage 1 Mary ANDREW b: UNKNOWN

Children
1. Alexander GRIFFITH , Sr. b: ABT. 1745 in Maryland
2. Sophia GRIFFITH b: BEF. 1755 in Maryland



GRIFFITH - page 52

FIRST DORCHESTER FAMILIES by Calvin Mowbray

Get this book at Gaston Library !!!

http://books.google.com/books?id=he0vjITeF3AC&pg=PA49&lpg=PA49&dq=Jacob+Gootee+Maryland&source=bl&ots=YGv5bOHQ4i&sig=J9VOLepBPJy0gBCHPeabUcuRZz4&hl=en&ei=mRaqSZ2xLciVngftlND0Dw&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=2&ct=result#PPA74,M1


GRIFFITH (XX)

In 1684 a 200 acre tract called "Griffiths Chance" was surveyed for Henry Griffith; it was located on the west side of Cone Creek (Nanticoke Creek). He later had several additional tracts patented.

Dorchester Land Record 5 OLD 140 dated September 1, 1699, shows that Henry Griffith married Elizabeth Tassell, the widow of Francis Tassell.

Dorchester Land Record 5 OLD 108 dated February 1, 1697/8 sows that Henry Griffith had a daugther, Elizabeth, who married Walter Cemey.

Henry Griffith, planter of Dorchester County, made a will dated February 22, 1708, which was probated August 9, 1709. In his will he named sons Samuel, John, and Abraham; daughter Sarah Griffith (Wills Part II - 12, 223).

Ancestry.Com:

Henry Griffith died in 1709 in Dorchester County, Maryland. He married Elizabeth Unknown on May 5, 1686.

Children of Henry and Elizabeth Griffith are:
1) Samuel Griffith was born about 1693 in Dorchester County, Maryland. Died in Dorchester County, Maryland in 1758.
2) Elizabeth Griffith - married Walter Kimmey on February 1, 1696/7
3) Henry Griffith
4) John Griffith
5) Sarah Griffith
6) Abraham Griffith - died about 1728
7) Thomas Griffith - born about 1683 and died November 12, 1745. Possibly married a Mary Stephens.


Dorchester County, Maryland 1783 from Maryland Archives.
|S Lewis Griffith. 183 1/2 acres. DO Lower District Hundred, p. 5. MSA S 1161-5-4    1/4/5/48
Lewis Griffith. Hoopers Range, 72 acres. DO Lower District Hundred, p. 30. MSA S 1161-5-4    1/4/5/48
Lewis Griffith. Orphans Increase, 50 acres. DO Lower District Hundred, p. 30. MSA S 1161-5-4    1/4/5/48
Lewis Griffith. Worlds End, 50 acres. DO Lower District Hundred, p. 30. MSA S 1161-5-4    1/4/5/48
Lewis Griffith. Cow Pasture, 11 1/2 acres. DO Lower District Hundred, p. 30. MSA S 1161-5-4    1/4/5/48
Robert Griffith. 1146 acres. DO Lower District Hundred, p. 5. MSA S 1161-5-4    1/4/5/48

Dorchester County Wills and Probate
Will of Francis Fisher, Made 29 Feb. 1723/4, recorded 7 May 1729, Liber 19, Folio 679.
Signed and Acknowledged to be her Last Will and Testament In the presence of us: Thomas Griffith, Samuel Long, William Burn

Graveyard on World's End Farm, Lakes district. Dorchester Co., MD

John Griffith, died February 26, 1796, age 60 years
George Griffith, died April 4, 1827, age 38 years
Sarah Griffith, died March 19, 1865, age 69 years
Sarah Ann Griffith, died Sept. 14, 1829, age 5 years
William W. Graham, born October 1, 1810, died September 17, 1844
Edward Graham, died June 1, 1850, age 45 years
Mary Meekins, wife of John D. Meekins, died October 20, 1807, age 22 years
Mary Barkley, died October 17, 1814, age 48 years

Tombstone inscriptions as published in The Maryland and Delaware Genealogist, Vol. 2, No. 1, Fall 1960
Raymond B. Clark, Editor

21 AUG 1832 GRIFFITH, Benjamin ABBOTT, Hannah Matilda
23 JAN 1813 GRIFFITH, Caleb BRANNOCK, Polly
10 JUL 1832 GRIFFITH, Daniel HASSET, Zelia
20 AUG 1790 GRIFFITH, Edward TODD, Ales
9 FEB 1863 GRIFFITH, Edwin L. TRAVERS, Ada E.
23 JUN 1817 GRIFFITH, George KEENE, Susan
9 DEC 1863 GRIFFITH, Henry M. STACK, Charlotte F.
28 JUL 1812 GRIFFITH, Jesse PAUL, Elizabeth
31 JUL 1783 GRIFFITH, John CRATON, Mary
27 DEC 1802 GRIFFITH, John GRIFFITH, Sophia
3 JAN 1820 GRIFFITH, John SLACUM, Mary
13 OCT 1846 GRIFFITH, John R. PHILLIPS, Henrietta
25 JAN 1781 GRIFFITH, Joseph GRIFFITH, Elizabeth
6 SEP 1814 GRIFFITH, Joseph HAYWARD, Margaret
23 MAY 1789 GRIFFITH, Lewis BOOTHE, Mary
14 JUL 1800 GRIFFITH, Lewis HUGHES, Polly
18 NOV 1843 GRIFFITH, Major TAYLOR, Mary
24 SEP 1785 GRIFFITH, Mark SIMMONS, Polly
26 JUN 1788 GRIFFITH, Robert KEENE, Elizabeth
21 MAR 1836 GRIFFITH, Robert NORTH, Elizabeth
8 NOV 1813 GRIFFITH, Samuel GRIFFITH, Margaret
30 DEC 1811 GRIFFITH, Silas BARNES, Ann
31 MAY 1814 GRIFFITH, Silas WOOLFORD, Catharine
21 DEC 1861 GRIFFITH, Thomas BELL, Caroline L.
4 DEC 1847 GRIFFITH, Thomas F. ROSS, Margaret Ann
1 FEB 1862 GRIFFITH, Thomas F. HILL, Euphemia F.
GRIFFITH - page 52

FIRST DORCHESTER FAMILIES by Calvin Mowbray

Get this book at Gaston Library !!!

http://books.google.com/books?id=he0vjITeF3AC&pg=PA49&lpg=PA49&dq=Jacob+Gootee+Maryland&source=bl&ots=YGv5bOHQ4i&sig=J9VOLepBPJy0gBCHPeabUcuRZz4&hl=en&ei=mRaqSZ2xLciVngftlND0Dw&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=2&ct=result#PPA74,M1


GRIFFITH (XX)

In 1684 a 200 acre tract called "Griffiths Chance" was surveyed for Henry Griffith; it was located on the west side of Cone Creek (Nanticoke Creek). He later had several additional tracts patented.

Dorchester Land Record 5 OLD 140 dated September 1, 1699, shows that Henry Griffith married Elizabeth Tassell, the widow of Francis Tassell.

Dorchester Land Record 5 OLD 108 dated February 1, 1697/8 sows that Henry Griffith had a daugther, Elizabeth, who married Walter Cemey.

Henry Griffith, planter of Dorchester County, made a will dated February 22, 1708, which was probated August 9, 1709. In his will he named sons Samuel, John, and Abraham; daughter Sarah Griffith (Wills Part II - 12, 223).


folio 131 - 1774
GRIFFITH, Mary, dec
Exc - Aaron ATKINSON of Talbot Co MD
To - George GOOTEE
To - Benjamin KEENE
To - Griffin SHIELDS
To - John FRAMES
To - Comfort SIMPSON
To - Joseph ATKINSON
To - Obediah ATKINSON
Reps - Per Will
Sureties - Andrew MCGHEE & Thomas WILSON

folio 287 - 1774
GRIFFITH, Mary, dec
Exc - Aaron ATKINSON of Talbot Co MD
Sureties - Andrew MCGHEE & Thomas WILSON
Reps - Per Will

folio 67 - 1774
GRIFFITH, Robert, dec
Adm - John GRIFFITH
Only child - Robert GRIFFITH
Sureties - George SLACUM & Naboth HART

Name: Alexander GRIFFITH , Sr.
* Event: Census-1800 Caroline County, Maryland, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 16-26 and 1 male over 45: 1 female 16-26 and 1 female over 45.


Father: Thomas GRIFFITH b: BET. 1682 - 1684 in Maryland
Mother: Mary ANDREW b: UNKNOWN

Marriage 1 ELIZABETH b: ABT. 1750 in Maryland

Children
1. Mary GRIFFITH b: ABT. 1765 in Maryland
2. Rebecca GRIFFITH b: BET. 1765 - 1770 in Maryland
3. Sophia GRIFFITH b: BET. 1765 - 1770 in Maryland
4. Thomas GRIFFITH b: 17 MAY 1767 in Maryland
5. Abel GRIFFITH b: ABT. 1774 in Maryland
6. Alexander GRIFFITH , Jr. b: BEF. 1775 in Maryland
7. Sarah GRIFFITH b: BEF. 1775 in Caroline County, Maryland
8. John GRIFFITH b: ABT. 1776 in Caroline County, Maryland
9. Nancy GRIFFITH b: ABT. 1778 in Caroline County, Maryland
10. Abraham GRIFFITH b: ABT. 1787 in Maryland
11. Aaron GRIFFITH b: ABT. 1770
12. Levi GRIFFITH b: UNKNOWN
Marriage 2 Mary COLLISON b: UNKNOWN in Maryland

* Married: 1 FEB 1805 in Caroline County, Maryland 2
Sources:
1. Title: Maryland, Caroline County Wills
Page: Libre JRC Folio 188
Text: Will written August 11, 1810 and probated March 5, 1811

2. Title: Caroline County Marriages 1774-1825

Name: Thomas GRIFFITH
* Birth: BET. 1682 - 1684 in Maryland
* Death: AFT. NOV 1745 in Maryland
* Burial: Unknown

Father: Henry GRIFFITH , Sr. b: ABT. 1640
Mother: ELIZABETH b: UNKNOWN

Marriage 1 Mary ANDREW b: UNKNOWN

Children
1. Alexander GRIFFITH , Sr. b: ABT. 1745 in Maryland
2. Sophia GRIFFITH b: BEF. 1755 in Maryland


Name: Mary Griffith
* Birth: Bef 1774
* Death: Bef 30 Jan 1817 in Pickaway Co., Ohio

Father: Alexander Griffith
Mother: Elizabeth


Maryland State Archives
MARYLAND INDEXES
(Assessment of 1783, Index)
1783
Caroline County
MSA S 1437
Edward Pritchett. Staffords Outlet, 131 acres. CA Lower Choptank District Hundred, p. 53. MSA S 1161-3-6 Location:   1/4/5/46
Edward Pritchett. Robinhood. CA Lower Choptank District Hundred, p. 53. MSA S 1161-3-6 Location:   1/4/5/46
John Pritchett. name unknown, 121 acres. CA Lower Choptank District Hundred, p. 60. MSA S 1161-3-6 Location:   1/4/5/46
John Gootee. Gootees Lott, 126 acres. CA Lower Choptank District Hundred, p. 48. MSA S 1161-3-6 Location:   1/4/5/46
John Gootee. Laynes Venture. CA Lower Choptank District Hundred, p. 48. MSA S 1161-3-6 Location:   1/4/5/46
Alexander Griffin. Worlds End, pt, 258 1/2 acres. CA Lower Choptank District Hundred, p. 48. MSA S 1161-3-6 Location:   1/4/5/46
John Griffith. Notes: fork. CA Lower Choptank District Hundred, p. 48. MSA S 1161-3-6 Location:   1/4/5/46
John Griffith. Notes: Irish. CA Lower Choptank District Hundred, p. 48. MSA S 1161-3-6 Location:   1/4/5/46
John Griffith, Sr. name unknown, 185 acres. Notes: and Benjamin Faulkner. CA Lower Choptank District Hundred, p. 59. MSA S 1161-3-6 Location:   1/4/5/46


Caroline County marriages
Ann Griffith to Elijah Taylor, 26 Oct 1777
Zackariah Gowty to Lucretia Andrew 20 Dec 1797
Able Griffith to Allopia Andrews 6 Jan 1798
Richard Griffith to Lydia ?, 15 June 1798

Nehemiah Causey to Ann Pitisy, 25 June 1798
William Colliston to Sarah STevens, 6 August 1798
Cynthia Gouty to John Knots 15 Jan 1799

Sapphira Griffith to Aaron Lewis 17 August 1785
Rebecca Griffith to Thomas Lewis Jr 18 August 1785

James Griffith to Mariaim Morris 28 August 1802
Aaron Griffith to Nancy Colliston 4 Jan 1801
Alexander Griffith to Mary Collison 1 Feb 1805

Lett Gowtee to William Stevens 7 Jan 1803
Sally Gowty to Garretson Turner 3 Jan 1812
Bethany Gowty to Richard Willis 22 Jan 1788
Zechariah Goutee, Mary Stevens, 6 Feb 1807
Polly Griffith, Short Willis, 25 Nov 1812
Abraham Griffith Mary Manship 23 Jun 1814
Abel Gouty Elizabeth Wheelton, 24 Dec 1813
James Cheezum, Nancy Tottel, 18 Nov 1788
Peter Taylor Causey Elizabeth Wilson 21 Apr 1790
Daniel Cheezum Sarah Walker 15 Dec 1810
Nancy Cheezum, William Waddell 27 Feb 1794
Rebecca Cheezam, Richard Wilcott 9 Jul 1790
Elenor Causey, Andrew Reed, 11 Dec 1806
Livinia Causey William Polk 25 Jul 1809
Edward Pritchett, Priscilla Minner 15 Feb 1779
Rachel Spencer, John Pritchett, 31 July 1804
Margaret Causey Waitman Gaslin 9 Oct 1797


THOMAS TURNER
Abstract of Last Will and Testament
Made 25 June 1804
Recorded 16 May 1805
Liber JR-C Folio 82

Thomas Turner of Caroline County, Maryland

In the name of God amen I Thomas Turner of Caroline County being very on well in body but of sound an perfect memory thanks be to God for the same. I doe apoint an ordain this to be my last will an testament revoking all others lett them be of (?) tennor an date so ever,

Imprimus first ~ I give and bequeath my soul to almighty god my maker from whom I had it hoo seing through the meritts of our savior Jesus Christ our Redemour to obtain everlasting hapiness ab my body to be buried in decent an Christian manner an form.

Secondly ~ I give an bequeath unto my son Garrison Turner the plantation where Able Griffith now lives, the two tracts called or known by the names of "Banks of Pleasure" and "Rymold" an all that joins them to be equally divided between Thoms an Garrison an Thomas an Garrison to pay Henry an Enock an John an Jems one hundred pounds specie apiece which is four hundred pounds to the four boys, to the four boys as they come to the age of twenty one years old. If so be Thomas or Garrison dise without any heirs there for the youngest boy to take it an pay the other boys two hundred pounds. An to my son Thomas Turner one hors briddle an saddle an this to be the boys full share of my Estate, An my close to be divided between Thomas an Garrison an the rest of my estate to be equally divided amung my garls Lucrisha an Maryan an Saryan an An.

Lastly my will is that my dere an loven wife An Turner shall be whole and sole Executrix of my last will and testament, as witness my hand an seal this 25th day of June 1804.

Thomas Turner Seal

Signed, Sealed in the Presents of Richard Andrew, Sen'r (Ann's father), Eli Sparkling (Ann's nephew), Delihay "X" Sparkling(Ann's nephew)

Caroline County to wit; the 16th May 1805
Then came Ann Turner the Executrix of ...Thomas Turner...dec'd...

TRANSCRIBED BY E. Parker Todd



RICHARD WILLIS
Abstract of Last Will and Testament
Made 12 Feb. 1823
Recorded 3 April 1823
Liber JR-C Folio 465

Richard Willis of Caroline County. Maryland

Wife: Britania all that part of my land lying on the north west side of the County Road whereon my dwelling house stands, during her natural life or widowhood and after her decease to my youngest son Peter Willis to him and his heirs forever, it is also my will and desire that my daughter Ann Willis shall have a home in my dwelling house during her single life without being interrupted.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Senah Willis all that part of my land laying up the County Road and on the south east side of said Road down to a cross fence opposite the mouth of my lane and with that fence a straight line out to the line of said land to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Foster Willis all the remaining part of said land lying on the south east side of said Road the cross fence before named to be the division line between them to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Zachariah Willis all the lands which I purchased from Phillip Clark and Levin Stewart so far as it is lying joining together to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give unto my two daughters Rebecah Corkren and Dorcas Willis the sum of fifty dollars each of them out of my moveable estate also fifty Dollars to my daughter Elisabeth Stevens to be paid as aforesaid.

Mentions 4 sons - Senah, Foster, Zachariah, and Peter again.

Then states - It is also my will and desire that there be no administration on my estate whatever.


Will of Henry Griffeth, CC No. A, 13, 1688-1777
Will of Samuel Griffeth, CC No. A, 96, 1688-1777
Abel Griffith, 1803-1825, JR No. C, 205
Mary Griffith 1825-1853, WAF No. A, 306


1784-1803
CAUSEY, Beachamp
JR No. B
306
1784-1803
CAUSEY, Frederick
JR No. B
85
1825-1853
CAUSEY, Peter T.
WAF No. A
264
1784-1803
CAUSEY, Robert B.
JR No. B
393
1803-1825
CAUSEY, Solomon
JR No. C
164
1688-1777
CAUSEY, Thomas
CC No. A
197
1784-1803
CAUSEY, William
JR No. B
246