Records pertaining to
of Mecklenburg Co., Virginia
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SARAH WHITEHEAD, Born CA 1768 Meck.. CO., VA Died (?)
Dtr of Benjamin Whitehead & Mary Elizabeth Swepson of Lunenburg & Mecklenburg Co's., Virginia .
(M) James Coleman -Nov 14, 1785, Meck., VA, Sec: Richard Swepson
(Son of Cluverius & Marcia Coleman of Meck. Co, Va..)-
James Coleman died 1796 Meck. Co., Va- (Orphans' Court Records)
Their children: Coleman
(Named in will of Gr/Father, Cluverious Coleman, 1799 Meck Co, Va-see below)
a. Elizabeth Coleman born CA 1787 Mecklenburg
(M) Thomas Neal Oct. 23, 1804 Meck Co
William Coleman, Sec. (Resided Charlotte Co?)
b. Benjamin Whitehead Coleman Born Ca 1789 Died May, 1842* Meck. Co.,
Richmond Enquirer (Richmond, Va.)-May 31, 1842, page 3, column 5.
DECEASED Coleman, Benjamin W.
Place of residence at time of death: Mecklenburg County, Virginia.
(M) Mary C. Coleman, Jan 22, 1814 Meck Co (she was born CA 1799 Va)
She lived 1860 Clarksville, Meck. Co., Va Died 1860's Mecklenburg Co., Va (WILL Bk 20 P 425, Dated April 1861, Exr Bond & Inventory 1864, Very difficult to read, mostly illegible) Named In Will:::-dtr-Mary WALKER, son, Benjamin W. Coleman JR, dtr Susannah DANCE, dtr Bettie COLEMAN; & gr/ch: William H GREGORY, James F A GREGORY
Mecklenburg Co, Va Wills, Inventories, Etc:---*B W Coleman Estate Acct Sales 1844 (16/51); Acctg. 1844 (16/82); Acctg. 1946 16/201; Acctg. 1848 (16/553); Appraisal 1850 (17/163); Acctg. 1850 (17/171); Acctg 1850 (18/390)
several Chancery Suits on Benjamin W. Coleman Estate in Meck. Co., Va-see bottom of page-
Much of the info on John J Coleman family from Anita McClung
1. John J Coleman Born May 31, 1815 Meck. Co. Va Died: Fayette Co., W. Va April 5, 1870 (age 54 yrs) Occ: Attorney @ Law
Lived 1840, 1850 Meck. Co, 1860, Fayette Co, Va/Now W. Va
(M) #1-Ann R. Burwell Dec 4, 1839 Meck Co, Va
(No death date found for Ann)
(M) #2- Isabelle A. Carnefix/Carnifax, Feb 3, 1849 Fayette County, Va John L Scott, Sec..
Born Feb., 1826 Va Died Dec 25, 1909 age 81 yrs, Kentucky Death Records-County not given)
Isabelle & children, 1870 & 1880 Fayette Co., W Va, She 1900 Fayette Co, WVA w/Dtr Mary Wallace & gr/son James Wallace in HH
Note from Anita McClung-"We have located a document at the court house which John J. Coleman signed that states that the property in Buckingham County, VA that was left to Isabella by her late father, is hers and only hers. He will not have any say in it. It lists her father as being George W. Carnefix."
a. Mary A. was born Nov. 20, 1849 in Fayette County. On Oct. 11, 1875, she married Harry Wallace. They remained in Fayette County. Three children. She died 1916.
b. Martha F. was born in 1851 in Fayette County. On Nov. 9, 1881, she married Matthew Carter. One child. They left Fayette County and settled in Ness City, Kansas, where Matthew was a cattle broker. Martha died 1938.
c. John B. Coleman was born 1852 in Fayette County. On Dec. 16, 1879, he married Pattie A. Carter, also of Fayette County. No children. John was a partner with his father in the cattle and sheep farming. John died 1902.
d. Sarah J. W. "Sallie" was born 1853 in Fayette County. On Oct. 2, 1883, she married William R. Settle. She died in San Bernardino, CA. Two daughters. They spent some time in Kansas. Sarah died 1937.
e. William Whitehead Coleman (Physician) was born in 1856 in Fayette County. On Jan. 30, 1890, he married Viola Hudson. She was born Dec 22, 1870 Ohio Co, KY, & Died Sept. 17, 1921 Jefferson Co, Ky.-Parents- Thomas & Mildred Hudson
William Whitehead Coleman received a medical degree from the University of Louisville and practiced medicine in the Mt. Washington area
(Bullitt Co) of Kentucky. He died on Apr. 1, 1910, Bullitt Co, Ky, age 44 yrs.. They had seven children.
Viola appears as Widow, 1910-1920 Mt. Washington, Bullitt, Ky (1900-1930 Bullitt
Co, Ky Census-Kentucky Death Records: Dr W W Coleman, age 44 yrs, died April 1,
1910 Bullitt Co, KY Parents: John & Isabelle Coleman
1. Cornelia M. Born Aug 4, 1893 Ky Died Sept 5, 1984
Mt. Washington, Bullitt Co, Ky -Did not marry
2. William C. Born June, 1896 Ky
3. Corinne B. Born March, 1898 Ky
4. Child Born & Died pr to 1900
5. John J. Thomas Born Aug. 24, 1900 KY Died May 17, 1949 Bullitt Co, Ky Age 48 yrs, s/o William & Viola Hudson Coleman
single, farmer, 1920 Bullitt Co, Ky
6. Mary Lee Born Ca 1907 Ky
7. James H Born May 13, 1909 Ky Died July 8, 1980 Bullitt Co, Ky single, farmer, 1930 Mt. Washington, Bullitt Co., Ky
f. Henry S. was born 1857 in Fayette County. He married Hulda _____ Abt 1889. She was born June, 1867 W Prussia and died after 1930, Washington.-1889 City Directory, Omaha, Nebraska, 3310 Larimore Avenue-Incl H S Coleman, painter; 1890 Omaha, Nebraska City Directory-Harry Coleman, 3433 Grand Ave., Occ: Painter. (Henry app. (M) Huldah in Nebraska, as their first child, Laura, was born there in July, 1890)
Henry is not listed in 1900 Census-but wife and 5 children are in Granite, Phillipsburg South, Montana. In 1910 they are together in Bellevue, Clallam Co, Washington w/ 6 children; he is a farmer-Henry & Hulda divorced bet. 1910 & 1920. He was a farmer, 1920 Bellvue, Clallam Co, Washington, w/son James P in HH. Hulda lived w/some children 1920 Seattle, King Co, Washington.. Henry apparently died bet. 1920 & 1930 as Huldah is shown as a widow in 1930 HH of their dtr Alice Wood, in Port Angeles, Clallam Co., Washington.
1. Laura H Born July, 1890 Nebraska- single, Nurse, 1920 Seattle, King Co, Washington
2. Alice E. Born Feby, 1892* Montana (M) abt 1921 Herbert H Wood He was born abt 1886 Ohio, was Co Assessor, Court Hoiuse, 1930 Port Angeles, Clallam Co, Wash. (*Alice C Wood, age 87 yrs, born Ca 1892, died July 24, 1979 Bothell, Washington)
a. Herbert G. Born abt 1923 Washington
b. James W. Born Abt 1925 Washington (M) Doris June Smith (Rootsweb World Connect_
3. James P Born October, 1893 Montana-lived w/father, 1920 Elwah, Clallam Co, Washington-single farmer-did not locate 1930
4. Henry "Harry" Wilford Born June, 1895 Montana -Missing 1920
5. Irene May Born Dec, 1898 Montana Misssing 1920 Census
6. William Paul Born 1901 Montana-single, 1920 Seattle, King Co,
Wash., Missing 1930 census
g. James P. was born May, 1860 in Fayette County. He (M) Maude M ____ abt1889. She was born Sept, 1866 Kansas & died bet. 1910 & 1915 Forrester, Ness Co, Kansas-Did not locate James P Coleman, 1930
He appears in March 1, 1885 Kansas Terr. Census, J P Coleman, age 24 single male, Wea T/S, Louisburg PO, Miami Co, Kansas Born abt 1859 WVA; where from to Kansas: W Va. In same HH is W T Hickman, age 33 Single WM Born W Va Farmer where from: W Va; ---March 1, 1895 Miami Co, Kansas HH 75-75 J P Coleman 34 WM WVA Maude M " 26 WF Ks, Mabel " 5WF Ks, Frank " 3WM Ks---1900 Miami, Miami Co, Kansas, as farmer; ---March 1, 1905 Forrester, Ness Co, Kansas J P Coleman, 44 WVA Maude M Coleman, 36, Mabel Coleman 15, Frank Coleman 13 --1910 Forrester, Ness Co, Kansas Farmer; --1915 Forrester, Ness Co. Kansas State Census HH#30 J P Coleman age 64 Born WVA, & Frank Coleman age 23 born Kansas-He returned to Fayette County and died in 1934.
1. Mabel Born Nov, 1889 Kansas She died pr to 1930 census, Ness Co, Kansas-(single schoolteacher, 1910) She (M) abt 1912, Earnest C Misner & resided Forrester, Ness Co, Kansas 1920-He was born abt 1887 Indiana & was a Farmer. In 1930 Forrester, Ness Co, Kansas He is a Wid'r., Farmer, w/son, Howard B, age 16 in HH
a. Howard B. Born abt 1914 Forrester, Ness Co, Kansas
2. Frank Born Dec, 1891 Kansas (M) Jean_______ He was a farmer, 1920
Forrester, Ness Co, Kansas (HH of sister & B-I-L 1920; He lives alone, 1930
Forrester, Ness Co, Kansas-Farming
h. Elizabeth A. "Bettie", was born abt. 1860 in Fayette County. She died about 1878
i. George B. W.. was born abt. 1863 in Fayette County. George apparently was a wonderer. He was declared dead by his brother, James, after no contact with the family 1911. However, he was living in 1930 census of Prescott, Yavapai Co., Arizona. He was a copper miner, alone in HH.
j. Harriett "Hallie" S. was born in 1866 in Fayette County. She married Edward Wallace McClung in 1888. He was a bookkeeper/store owner. They had 11 children. (Fayette Co, Birth Records-Child Coleman, Parents: John & Isabella Coleman)
Sims Index to Land Grants in West Virginia-J J Coleman, etal Wts, New River, 665 AC , 1856 2/586; John J Coleman, etal 535AC New River, 1856 2/319
History of Fayette Co., West Virginia , Peters & Corbin, Jarrett Printing Co., Charleston, W. Va, 1926
P 188-June Term, 1852 John J Coleman produced a duly authenticated certificate of his election to the office of Attorrney for the Commonwealh for the County of Fayette for 4 years from July 1st, 1852 and took oath of office.
P 198 Special Term, May, 1861--The Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, having commissioned John J Coleman, Colonel in the Active Volunteer Forces of the State of Virginia, to rank as such from the 4th day of May, 1861; the said Coleman appeared in Court, took the Oath of Fidelity to the State; Also the Oath of Office, and on his motion the said Commission was ordered to be spread upon the records, the original filed in the Clerk's officeand a copy thereof delivered to him, which Commission is in the words and figures following:, to wit:
The Commonwealth of Virginia to John J Coleman, Greeting:
Know you that from your special trust and confidence, and great conduct, Our Governor in the pursuance of the Authority vested in him by an ordinance of the Comvention of the State of Virginia doth commission you a Colonel in the Active Volunteer Forces of the State to rank as such from the fourth day of May, 1861.
In Testimony whereof I have hereto signed my name as Governor and Counsel of the Seal of the Commonwealth to the office this 5th day of May, 1861.
Signed: John Letcher
P 504 & 515 Some of the oldest pioneer teachers in the Mountain Cove District were: Incl John J Coleman; the aforemaned were engaged in the teaching profession in the surrounding territory.
P 742-Since the formation of the County, the following have served as Prosecuting Attorney,Incl John J Coleman 1851-1857
P 747 Serving in the lower house of the General Assembly from Fayette County Incl John J Coleman, 1861-1862
1880 Fayette Co, West Virginia-HH#12 John Coalman (Coleman) 28 WM WVa Va Va farmer; Pattie " 25WF wife Va Va Va
HH #13 A Belle Coalalman (Coleman) 49 WF Va Va Va, Sade W " 24WF dtr single, WVA Va Va; Henry S " 21WM single son, WVA Va Va, Martha F " 19 WF Single dtr WVA Va Va, James P " 17WM single son WVA Va Va, Betty A " 15WF Dtr Single, WVA Va Va, George W " 13WM single son WVA Va Va. Harriett S " 13WFdtr single, WVa Va Va, William W " 23WM single son AT School, WVA Va Va
1900 Fayetteville, Fayette Co., W VA Belle Goleman (Coleman) 74WF Wid (Feb, 1826) Mary Wallace 50WF Div Dtr Nov, 1849 James Wallace 21WM single Gr/Son
2. Son Born Ca 1816 & died pr to 1830
3. Mary Coleman Born Ca 1822 Meck. Co., Va -single 1850 Meck. (M) Abt 1853 Ranison A.Walker (She was named in mother's Will April, 1861) He was born abt 1823 Va. Appears 1870 Meck. Co, Va Regt. 22 as Farmer & 1880 Christiansville, Meck. Co-Farmer -This family missing 1900 Mecklenburg, Va.
a. Mary Agnes Walker Born Ca 1854 Va
b. Charles H Walker Born Ca 1861 Va
c. H. (Fe) (Twin) b. July 24, 1867 (Meck. Co, Va Births)
d. Lucy b.(twin) July 24, 1867 (Meck Co, Va Births)
F. Coleman Born
Ca 1824 Died July, 1850 Meck Co, Va
(1850 Mort. Sch-age 25 yrs, Cause Unknown)
(M) James C. Gregory Oct. 30, 1841 Meck Co., Va
Richmond Whig & Public Advertiser (Richmond, Va.)
Friday, November 26, 1841.
: Married- On Nov. 10, by Wm. Lee, James C. Gregory, to Miss
Harriet F. Coleman, second dau. of B. W. Coleman, all of
Mecklenburg County. (p. 4, c. 5)
a. William H. Gregory Born Ca 1847 Meck Co., Va Died 1896 Meck. Co., Va -Partner
w/Father, 1870 Christiansville, Meck. Va-Partner w/father; Retail Merchants
& Genl. Farming-farmer, 1880 Boydton, Meck Co, Va He was named in gr/mother Coleman's Will,
April 1861 (Meck. Co, Va Wills, Estates-William H Gregory 1896 27/92; Appraisal
27/89; Acct. Sales 27/170; Final Acctg. 27/172)
(M) Jennie E._____Born Abt
Died 1898 Meck Co, Va (Jennie E Gregory Est Accts 27/312, Admr Bond 27/100
1. Harriett ("Hytie") Gregory Born Oct. 30,1871 Meck. Co, Va Births
(M) William Jeter Ca 1892
Born Jan, 1864 Va
Farmer, 1900 Meck. Co., Va, Farmer 1910 Boydton-Retired 1920 Boydton
a. William Jeter Born Nov, 1893 Meck Co, Va -Farmer, 1920 Boydton (M) Sallie _____Born abt 1898 Va
2. Carson W. Gregory Born Sept, 1875 Meck Co., Va (Meck. C o, Va Births) Died__________ (M) Myrtle Swift abt 1906 Dtr of John & Hannah C Swift.. She was born abt 1884 NC---He is Single, Merchant, 1900 Newport, Isle of Wight Co, Va; , He is a Merchant, General Store, 1910 Chase City, Meck. Co, Va- She has had 1 child, 0 living; He is Traveling Salesman, Notions House; 1920 Chase City, Mecklenburg Co, Va HH of Father in Law John W Swift.; He is an Insurance Agent, 1930 Chase City, Meck. Co, Va (M) @ ages 29 & 22
a. Child Born & died prior to 1910
b. Carson W. Gregory Jr Born Abt 1911 Va-Retail Drug Salesman, 1920 Chase City, Meck. Co, Va
c. Annie C. Gregory Born abt 1918 Va
d. Eugene L Gregory Born abt 1921 Va
3. Elles (Fem) b. Sept 4, 1873 (Meck Co, Va Births).
4. Daisy L. Gregory Born Jan, 1878 Meck. Co., Va
Single School Teacher, 1900 Boydton, Meck. Co, Va HH of sister
5. Jane b. 1881 (Meck. Co, Va Births)
6. Violet B. Gregory Sept. 1882 Meck. Co., Va Births HH of Sister
7. Thomas W. Gregory Born April, 1887 Meck. Co., Va
b. James F. A. Gregory Born Abt 1848 Mecklenburg Co, Va-HH of Father, 1850-1870 Christiansville, Meck Co, Va -Assisted Father in Retail Merchant Business1880 Bluestone, Mecklenburg Co, Va Single Dry Goods Merchant, , HH of 1/2 sister Martha Norwood-Died 1896 Meck Co, Va No record of Marriage-James F Gregory Est- 1896 27/93, Admr Bond 27/100; Appraisal 1898 27/211, Acct Sales 1898 27/215; Acctg. 1898 27/237
James C. Gregory, Wid'r of Harriet Coleman, remarried and had several other children.
Index to Deeds-Mecklenburg Co, Va (JoLee Gregory Spears)
J C Gregory, Guardian of Jas. F. A Gregory & William H. Gregory to Benjamin W. Coleman Date: Sept 22, 1863 Vol 36 P 32
Jane Coleman Born--Died Sept. 1833 Meck Co, Va
Richmond Enquirer (Richmond, Va September 3, 1833,
page 3, column 6.& September 17, 1833, page 3, column 6
Deceased: Coleman, Martha Jane., dtr of Benjamin W. .
of Mecklenburg Co, Va
6. Susannah A. Coleman Born June, 1827 Meck Co, Va Died 1902 Mecklenburg Co, Va (WILL Bk 27 P 562) Widow, 1900
Christansville, Mecklenburg Co, Va-Named in mother's Will, April, 1861
(M) Stephen E. Dance Oct. 17, 1848 Meck Co., Va
farmer, 1880 Christiansville, Meck Co, Va
a. Harriett Born Ca 1849 Meck Co, Va single w/parents, 1880 Meck.
b. Stephen Born Ca 1853 Meck Co, Va-missing 1880
c. Fletcher Born Ca 1855 Meck Co., Va Farming, 1880 Meck. Co.
d. Sam Born Ca 1859 Meck Co., Va missing 1880
e. Laura Born Ca 1862 Meck Co., Va Died PR to 1900
1. Sarah Born Oct., 1892 Va
2. Eliza ? born May, 1895 Va
3. Mabel Born July 1897 Va
These 3 children lived w/gr.mother 1900 Christianville, Va
f. Martha Born Jan, 1866 Meck Co, Va
single School Teacher, mother's HH 1900 Christianville, Meck. Co, Va
g. Henrietta Born July 21,1871 Meck Co, Va (Birth Reg P 177)
single, Mother's HH 1900 Christianville, Meck. Co, Va
7. Elizabeth "Bettie" Coleman Born Ca 1835 Meck. Co., Va
Single 1850, 1860 Clarksville, Meck Co, Va-Named in Mother's Will, April, 1861 Mecklenburg Co, Va
8. Benjamin W. Coleman Born Ca 1836 Meck Co., Va -Named EXR in Mother's Will, April, 1861 Meck. Co Va; Single 1860 Clarksville, Meck Co, Va HH o/Mother; Farmer, 1880 Christiansville, Alone in HH, living very near sister Susannah Dance family-He died 1890's Christiansville, and appears to have left a Widow & 1 Dtr, living very near his sister Susannah Dance. in 1900--Mecklenburg Co, Va (Wills, estates, etc: B W Coleman Will 27/213, Heirs Named: Etta J Coleman, Elsie Coleman; B W Coleman Estate Acctg 27/215; 27/405; 27/447)
(M) Emma W.________Born Oct., 1862 Va
1. Child Born & Died pr to 1900
2. Elsie Born Jan 1896 Va
c. Jane Swepson Coleman Born CA 1791
Died pr to 1811 Meck Co, Va
(M) Benjamin Jones Dec. 12, 1808 Meck Co, William Coleman, Sec.
(His #2 wife)
BENJAMIN JONES (M) #3-JANE W. JEFFRIES 03 April 1811 Mecklenburg
(1st cousin to Jane Swepson Coleman, his prev. wife)
Benjamin Jones died 1838 Mecklenburg Co., Va (Will dated 1832)
Other marriages for Benj. Jones:
BENJAMIN JONES (M) #1-LINNE PIERCE 10 June 1803 Mecklenburg
1. John Jones
(Others referred to in Will of 1832, only son John Named)
Index to Chancery Court Suits, Mecklenburg Co, Va involves JONES
PRUDENCE JEFFRIES ETCvs EXR OF RICHARD JEFFRIES ETC 1824-003
d. Mary Ann Coleman (Polly) Born Ca 1792 Mecklenburg Co, Va. and she died
Prior to June, 1821 Henderson Co., Kentucky
(M) Robert Speed, Jan 15,1809 Meck Co, William Coleman, Sec.
He was born Ca 1787 Virginia and died after 1870 Census
Henderson, Henderson Co, Kentucky
1820 Henderson Co, Ky P4 Robert Speed
Robert Speed (M) #2 Isabella Towns June 21, 1821 Henderson Co, Ky
1830 Henderson Co, Ky P 254 Robert Speed
1840 Kentucky-Robert Speed not indexed
1850 Henderson Co, Ky P 301 Dist 1 HH 449-459
Eliza J Hicks 32 F Ky $6,000
Sherwood S " 8 M Ky
James C. " 6 M Ky
Robert Speed 64 M NC Farming
Jane W Bordley 11 F Md
John G " 9 M Md
1860 Henderson Co, Ky Dist 2, Henderson PO P 153 HH 69-69
S S Hicks 18 M Ky Farming $200
Ann M " 18 F Ky
HH 70-70 Eliza J HART 43 F Ky Farming $14,500/9100
J C Hicks 16 M Ky
Mary F Hart 8 F Ky
Robert SPEED 73 M Virginia Manager-farm
1860 Hopkins Co, Ky Madisonville PO P 589 HH 2-2
R B Speed 46 M Va farmer 8,000/15,000
Laura " 40 F Ky
Robert C " 16 M Ky
Emma " 13 F Ky
Eugene " 12 M Ky
Clarence " 7 M Ky
Earnest " 5 M Ky
Son, not named " 4/12 Ky
1870 Wd 2 Henderson, Henderson Co, Ky P 232 HH 11-24
John Bordley 53 WM Md Dentist $1,000
Isabella G. " 40 F Ky
Robert SPEED 84 WM Virginia Rent Farming
Known Children: SPEED
3. Robert B. Born Ca 1814 Virginia Died New Orleans, Louisiana
(M) Laura A. ______
Born Ca 1820 Kentucky Died Madisonville, Hopkins Co, Kentucky
1850 Slave Schedule, Hickman Co, Ky P 697-Robert B. Speed
1860 Hopkins Co., Co., Madisonville P 589 Farmer
1870 Madisonville, Hopkins Co, Ky-Widow & Children
a. Robert C. Speed Born Ca 1844
Civil War Service Records Index:
Name: Robert C Speed
Enlistment Date: 20 October 1861
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Kentucky
Unit Numbers: 779 779 770 770
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 20 October 1861
Enlisted in Company E, 25th Infantry Regiment Kentucky on 01 January 1862.
Transferred Company E, 25th Infantry Regiment Kentucky on 13 April 1862
Transfered in Company E, 17th Infantry Regiment Kentucky on 13 April 1862.
Discharged Company E, 17th Infantry Regiment Kentucky on 25 April 1862 in Shiloh, TN
(M) Martha Elizabeth (Lizzie) Walden April 8, 1868 Hopkins Co, Ky
Born Ca 1848 Ky
1. Robert W. Born Ca 1868 Madisonville, Ky
2. Louisa A. Born Ca 1870 Madisonville, Ky
b. Emma Born Ca 1847 Ky
c. Eugene Born Ca 1848 Ky
d. Clarence Born Ca 1853 Ky
(M) Imogene Lyon 19 Jun 1873 Hopkins KY
e. Earnest Born Ca 1855 Ky
Ice salesman, 1880 Madisonville, Hopkins Co, Ky
(M) Minnie E. Morton 16 Jan 1879 Hopkins KY
1. Ida Born Ca 1879 Madisonville, Ky
f. Son-not named born Ca 1870 Ky
4. Eliza J. Born 1817 Ky Lived 1860 Henderson, Henderson Co, Ky
(M) #1 James HICKS
He Died pr to 1850
Eliza J. HICKS appears as Widow, 1850 Henderson Co, Ky
a. Sherwood S. Born Ca 1852 Ky
(M) Ann M.
Born Ca 1852 Ky
b. James C. Born Ca 1854 Ky
(M) #2 ______HART Bet. 1850-1860 Henderson Co, Ky
Eliza J HART appears as Widow 1860 Henderson Co, Ky
c. Mary F.Born Ca 1858 Ky
Article Title: Speed-Walden Bible, Hopkins Co., KY
Surname: SPEED Volume: 16 Number: 75 (Fall 1975 )
Periodical Title: Southern Genealogists Exchange Quarterly
ROBERT C. SPEED LIZZIE WALDEN 8 Apr 1868 Hopkins KY
CLARENCE SPEED IMOGENE LYON 19 Jun 1873 Hopkins KY
EARNEST SPEED MINNIE E. MORTON 16 Jan 1879 Hopkins KY
GEORGE H. SPEED ELSIE A. COOPER 4 Apr 1881 Hopkins KY
JOHN SPEED WESLEY A. MURPHY 9 Nov 1881 Hopkins KY
JAMES SPEED LUCY E. CLEMENTS 19 Jan 1882 Hopkins KY
THOMAS LOVE MATILDA SPEED 22 Jun 1882 Hopkins KY
HOPKINS CO, KENTUCKY DEATH INDEX
Ida Speed 25 October , 1911 Hopkins 015
John O Speed 9 July , 1970 Hopkins 098 Hopkins *see SSDI below
JOHN O SPEED 16 Oct 1871 15 Jul 1970 Madisonville, Hopkins, KY KY -1963
MECKLENBURG Co., Virginia Records
LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA, LAND PATENTS RECORDS INDEX
Publication 11 December 1780.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-.
Note Location: Mecklenburg County.
Grantee(s): Green, William; Coleman, Cleverius; and Whitehead, Benjamin.
Description: 400 acres.
Source: Land Office Patents E, 1775-1776, 1780-1781 (v.2 p.463-930), p. 835 (Reel 46).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Whitehead, Benjamin., Green, William., Coleman, Cleverius.
Subject - Topical Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Mecklenburg County.-Subject -Geographic Mecklenburg County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia -- Mecklenburg County.
Added Entry Virginia. Land Office. Register. Land grants, 1779-
Library of Virginia. Archives.System Number 000840628
Index to Petitions-Library of Virginia
|Coleman, Cluverius||1787/10/24||Asks for compensation for his slave Daniel who was convicted of feloniously burning the barn of John Thompson by a Court of Oyer and Terminer. Includes condemnation, valuation, & certificate.||123||160||17|
DB 6, P 294 Dec 11, 1782 William Green & Cluverious Coleman, surviving partners of Benjamin Whitehead, dec'd, to James Coleman of Meck Abt 400 A in Meck which land was sold as property of Andrew Cockram, William Cunningham & Co, British Subjects, and patented in the name of Green, Coleman & Whitehead on Dec 11, 1780. Wit: William Barry as to Green, Edward Finch, David Stokes, Robert Allin as to Coleman. Rec Aug 11,
Meck Order Bk 7, P 286 March Court, 1789
Joseph Whitehead & James Coleman, Pltfs. against Dudley Brook, Deft, In Debt
On the motion of the Deft. in his proper person and with (?) of the Pltfs. is ordered that the Judgment obtained in the Office against him and William McGuire, the security for his appearance for want of appearance be set aside and thereupon came as well the Pltfs by their Attorney as the Deft. in his proper person and the said Deft. acknowledged the Pltfs. Action. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Pltfs recover against the Deft. seventeen pounds five shillings and six pence current money of Virginia, the debt in the Declaration mentioned and their costs by them about this suit in this behalf expended; and the said Deft in Mercy, etc. But this Judgment is to be discharged by the payment of four pounds four shillings and four pence half penny like money, with interest thereon to be computed after the rate of five per cent per annum from the 13th day of March, 1787 'till payment and the costs and the Pltfs agree to stay the execution of this Judgment 'till November Court next
POWER OF ATTORNEY from RICHARD WHITEHEAD to JOSEPH WHITEHEAD, to act for him in the Estate Division representing his (Richard's) part of the Estate of Benjamin Whitehead.
Signed: RICHARD WHITEHEAD (Seal)
Wts: James Coleman, William Whitehead, John Coleman
At a Court held for Mecklenburg Co, Va the 18th day of May, 1789, This Indenture of Trust was proved by the Oaths of James Coleman, William Whitehead, and John Coleman the Witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded.
Test: John Brown, Cl Crt
Meck Co Order Bk 7, P 701 May Crt, 1792
Whitehead & Coleman Pltfs against William G. Baptist Admr of Samuel Dedman, Gent., dec'd Deft. In Case
This day came the Parties by their Attorneys and by consent of the Pltfs the Defts withdraws his plea of fully Administered and seth that his Testator did not assume upon himself in manner and form as the Pltfs. against him have complained, to which the Pltfs. replyed generally. And thereupon came also a Jury, to Wit: Dudley Brooks, Jonathan Knight, John Morgan, John Duncan, Travis
Norval, John Whigham, Thomas Pritchett, Edward L. Tabb, William Coleman, Richard Witton, Henry Hayes, and Young Norval who being selected tryed and sworn the truth to speak upon the issues aforesaid joined upon their Oath do say that the Decedent did assume upon himself in manner and form as the Pltfs. have complained and they do assess the Pltfs. damages by occasion of nonperformance of that assumption to eleven pounds eight shillings besides their costs.
Therefore, it is considered by the Court that the Pltfs. recover against the Deft. their damages aforesaid and in form aforesaid assessed and their costs by them about this suit in their behalf expended to be levied of the goods and chattels of the said decedent in the hands of the said Deft. to be administered if so much thereof he hath; if not, then the Costs to be seized of his proper goods and chattels and the said Deft in Mercy, etc.
January 9, 1792- James Coleman, Gdn of Nancy Whitehead, Polly [Mary] Whitehead, and Susannah Whitehead, Orphans of Benjamin Whitehead, Dec'd---(Mecklenburg Co., Va. Orphan's Court Records
Meck. Co, Va Order Bk 8, Pm P65 Court Date Sept 10, 1792
Present, Samuel Goode, Gent
RICHARD WHITEHEAD, RICHARD JEFFRIES, AND JANE, his wife, CLARK TAYLOR AND ELIZABETH HIS WIFE, JAMES COLEMAN AND SARAH, his wife, and WILLIAM WHITEHEAD, and NANCY WHITEHEAD, POLLY WHITEHEAD, SWEPSON WHITEHEAD, and SUSANNA WHITEHEAD, infants and orphans of BENJAMIN WHITEHEAD, dec'd, by RICHARD SWEPSON, their next friend and ELEZER CLAY and ELIZABETH his wife , In Chancery
William Willis Green and Cluverus Coleman EXRS of BENJAMIN WHITEHEAD, Dec'd, Defts.
This day came the parties by their Counsel and next friend, respectively, and the defendants acknowledged the service of the subpoena and the Pltfs. having this day filed their bill and the Defts. their answer thereto. By consent of the parties this cause came on to be heard on consideration whereof it is decreed and ordered that the defts. make up and render an account of the Administration of the estate of the said decedant, before William Hepburn, Richard Swepson, Alexander Boyd,, Edward Goode, and Lewis Burwell, Gent, or any three or more of them who are appointed to examine the Estate and settle the same, and also that they, or any three or more of them cut off and assign to the five younger children respectively, to Wit: William, Nancy, Polly, Swepson & Susanna their pecuniary and specific legacies agreeable to the second and third clause in the last Will and Testament of the said decedent, and then proceed to divide the residue of the said Estate agreeable to the said Will and make report to the Court in Order to a final decree.
Meck. Order Bk 8, P 277-278 Court date May 12, 1794
Richard Whitehead, Richard Jeffries & Jane his wife, Clark Taylor & Elizabeth, his wife, James Coleman & Sarah, his wife, and William Whitehead, Nancy Whitehead, Polly Whitehead, Swepson Whitehead and Susannah Whitehead, infants & orphans of Benjamin Whitehead, Dec'd. by Richard Swepson, their next friend and Elezer Clay & Elizabeth, his wife. Pltffs, In Chancery
William Willis Green, Cluverius Coleman, Exrs of Benjamin Whitehead, Dec'd.
A report of the persons named in the decree order made at September Court, 89? was returned in the following words following, to wit:
In obedience to a Decree of the Worshipful Court of Mecklenburg County we the subscribers have met at the store of James Coleman this 10th January, 1793, and proceeded to examine Estate and settle the accounts of Cluverius Coleman and William Willis Green Executors of Benjamin Whitehead, deceased and the vouchers for their proceedings thereon and do find and report that it appears to us the said Estate in Account Current is indebted to Cluverius Coleman one of the Executors the balance of three pounds, thirteen shillings, and four pence, and to William Willis Green the other Executor the Balance of thirty-one pounds, seven shillings, and six pence current money, which we report to be justly due to them respectively. And we do further find and report that the said Executors for their reasonable expenses in this Executorship are entitled to the sum of sixteen pounds which they ought to receive in addition to the said balance and which they may divide between them as they may think best proceeded to make an allottment of the slaves belonging to the said Estate agreeable to the directions of the Will of the said Benjamin Whitehead and do allot them and report as follows, to wit:
To Eleazer Clay and Elizabeth his wife Sarah & Abram, he paying to the Executors for the use of the other Legatees the sum of three pounds, sixteen shillings, and six pence, which is to be applied to make up the deficiency in the other lotts--
To Richard Jeffries, we allot Sylvia and Will and six pounds, three shillings and six pence
To Richard Whitehead, Hall & Gilbert and one pound three shillings and six pence.
To Clark Taylor, Winney and her child Violet and Jency, and one pound, three shillings, and six pence.
To James Coleman, Prince, Jack & Jenny, paying one shilling and six pence.
To William Whitehead, Peter & Isham, he paying five pounds, sixteen shillings and six pence.
To Nancy Whitehead, Lucy & her child Sarah and Ben, she paying three pounds, sixteen shillings and six pence.
To Polly Whitehead, James and Marjery and six pounds, three shillings and six pence.
To Swepson Whitehead, Edmund and Hannah, he paying three pounds, sixteen shillings and six pence.
And to Susannah Whitehead, Lewis and one pound, three shillings and six pence.
And we do allott and report them accordingly.
And there being two suits depending against the said Executors by one commenced in the High Court of Chancery by the Exr. of William Blount, the other in the Court of Mecklenburg by the Exr. of John Jeffries and it being uncertain whether Decrees will be obtained thereon or to what amount, there being also claims of five pecuniary Legatees of One Hundred pounds each and other articles specified in the Will payable to William Whitehead, Nancy Whitehead, Polly Whitehead, Swepson Whitehead and Susannah Whitehead, and not sufficient funds in hand for the discharge of the same if recovered, together with the other claims hereafter mentioned, and others not yet ascertained, We are of Opinion the Executors retain possession of the said slaves and continue to hire them out until all those contingencies shall be provided for or obviated.
We find there is a judgment obtained by Lewis Burrell against the Executors amounting to eleven pounds 10/2 with costs which judgment is unsatisfied. We find there are amounts due to James Coleman to wit: a store account to thirteen pounds seven shillings, and five pence and half penny, and the balance of an account for board of the orphans and necessaries found them of 7/11 unpaid. We find that the Guardian of Swepson Whitehead is entitled to seven pounds per year for the use of his Ward in lieu of his board for 2 years which is unpaid.
We find that there are claims of the Executors still unsettled for the costs of suits still depending and other Contingent Charges which when ascertained ought to be allowed. We find that there is a store account of thirty-five pounds, eighteen shillings and three farthings due to Cluverius Coleman exclusive of his Exclusive of his Executors account aforesaid. which is also unpaid. We find there are bonded debts due the Estate for sales made lately to the amount of five hundred and ninety three pounds fourteen shillings and two pence, half penny; and fourteen pounds, five shillings unbonded for which the Executor Coleman agrees to be accountable; and which said sums appear to be the only contingent fund now in their hands for the future claims and recoverings that may be had against them. We find that the Executors have employed David Stokes Attorney in drawing their answers in the High Court of Chancery, Defending them in the County Court, and in the conduct of this suit, and the settlement and division for which services he is reasonably entitled to nine pounds ten shillings, and report that the Executors ought to pay it and be allowed the same in their Account Current......
On consideration whereof it is decreed and ordered that the said settlement and division of the slaves aforesaid in manner and form aforesaid made be fair and stable forever but to remain in the hands of the Defts. subject to the debts of the Testator until they shall be sufficiently indemnified and that the costs of this suit be born equally by the Plts.
Ordered that all notices given to this day be continued till tomorrow.
Order Book 8, P 348 Court Date Oct. 13, 1794
James Coleman, Guardian of Nancy, Polly, & Susannah Whitehead, Orphans of Benjamin Whitehead, dec'd is excused from returning any accounts of the profits of the said Orphans Estate until next Court.
Meck. DB 8, P 509-510 Nov 1, 1794
WHITEHEAD'S EXRS TO JAMES COLEMAN
This Indenture made this first day of November, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety four Between William Willis Green and Cluverius Coleman, Executors of Benjamin Whitehead, dec'd and James Coleman of the County of Mecklenburg, Witnesseth that the said William W. Green & Cluverius Coleman for & in consideration of the sum of Two hundred and fifty pounds current money of Virginia to them in hand paid before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof the said William W. Green and Cluverius Coleman doth hereby acknowledge , hath given, granted, Bargained and sold and by these presents doth give, grant, bargain, sell, deliver, and confirm to him the said James Coleman agreeable to the last Will and Testament of Benjamin Whitehead dec'd and advice of Mecklenburg Court, One certain tract or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the County of Mecklenburg and Lunenburg on both sides the South Meherrin River, containing four hundred two & a half acres including the Mill Seal, be the same more or less, joining the lines of John Overton, John S. Ravenscroft, Lewis Burwell, Thomas Dance, Thomas Nethery, Samuel Pettus and Benjamin Clark.
To have and to hold the above sold lands and premises with all the appurtenances to him the said James Coleman and his heirs and assigns forever, To the only proper use and behoof of him the said James Coleman his heirs and assigns forever. To have, hold, use, occupy, possess and enjoy the same with every part and parcel thereof to him the said James Coleman his heirs and assigns forever against them the said William Willis Green and Cluverius Coleman their heirs or assigns and against the claim and demand of all other persons whatsoever shall and will by these presents Warrant and forever defend.
In Witness whereof the said William Willis Green and Cluverius Coleman have hereunto set their hands and Seals the day and year first above written.
William W. Green (Seal)
Clus. Coleman (Seal)
Signed, Sealed and delivered in presence of:
Francis M. Neal
Peter Burton, Jr.
At a Court held for Mecklenburg County this 13th day of April, 1795
This Indenture and the memorandum endorsed were acknowledged by William W. Green and Cluverius Coleman parties thereto and Ordered to be recorded.
Examined/ Test: William Baskerville, Cl. Crt.
Order Bk 8, P 424 April Crt, 1795-An Indenture of Bargain & Sale between William W. Green & Cluverius Coleman Executors of Benjamin Whitehead, Dec'd of the One Part and James Coleman of the Other Part and the Memorandun hereon endorsed is acknowledged by the said William W. Green and Cluverius Coleman and Ordered to be recorded.
Meck DB 8, P 510-511 Nov 1, 1794
Exrs of Benjamin Whitehead to James Coleman
These Indentures made this first day of November in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and ninety four Between William Willis Green and Cluverius Coleman Executors of Benjamin Whitehead, Dec'd, and James Coleman of the County of Mecklenburg Witnesseth: that the said William Wills Green and Cluverius Coleman for and in consideration of the sum of One hundred and forty-seven pounds Current money of Virginia to them in hand paid before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof the said William Wills Green and Cluverius Coleman doth hereby acknowledge, have given, granted, bargained and sold and by these presents doth give, grant, bargain, sell, deliver and confirm to him the said James Coleman agreeable to the Last Will and Testament of Benjamin Whitehead, dec'd, and a decree of Mecklenburg Court, One certain tract or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the County aforesaid on the Branches of Allen's Creek, containing four hundred and twenty acres be the same more or less joining the lines of William Wills Green, James Coleman, Eleazer Clay, Thomas Westbrook, Matthew Green and Francis More Neal-To have and to hold the above sold lands and premises with all the appurtenances to him the said James Coleman his heirs and assigns forever, To the only proper use and behoof of him the said James Coleman his heirs and assigns forever. To have, hold, occupy, possess and enjoy the same with every part and parcel thereof to him the said James Coleman his heirs and assigns forever against them the said William Wills Green and Cluverius Coleman their heirs or assigns and against the claim and demands of all other persons whatsoever, shall and will by these presents warrant and forever defend. In Witness whereof the said William Wills Green and Cluverius Coleman have hereunto set their hands and Seals this day and year first above written.
William W. Green (Seal)
Clus. Coleman (Seal)
Signed, Sealed and delivered in presence of: Francis M. Neal, Peter Burton, Jr., John Coleman, William Coleman
That on the day and year first within mentioned Quiet and peaceable possession of the within mentioned lands and premises with all the appurtenances was given and made by William W. Green and Cluverius Coleman to the within named James Coleman according to the true Tenor and effect of the within written deed in presence of the Witnesses thereunto.
William W. Green (Seal)
Clus. Coleman (Seal
Subscribed in presence of us:
Francis M. Neal, Peter Burton, Jr., John Coleman, William Coleman
At a Court held for Mecklenburg County the 13th day of April, 1795, This Indenture and the Memorandum endorsed were acknowledged by William W. Green and Cluverius Coleman parties therein and Ordered to be recorded.
Examd/Test: William Baskerville, Cl Crt
Nov. 1796 Inventory of personal Estate of James Coleman, Dec'd, made under order of November Court, 1796, by William Wills Green, Francis M. Neal, & Matthew Green, 1002p, 7s, 1 1/2 p Filed & Rec'd Mar. 13, 1797 Bk 3, P 399
Orphans' Court Records, Mecklenburg Co, Va.-Sept. 11, 1797
Orphans of James Coleman, Dec'd- Cluverius Coleman, Guardian of the following children of James Coleman, Dec'd:
Elizabeth Coleman, Jean S. (Jane Swepson) Coleman, Benjamin W. Coleman, & Mary Ann Coleman
1799 Meck. Co, Va Land Tax List B
Eleazer Clay (Widow of Benjamin Whitehead)
300-1-200-360--0 Rest Illeg.
James Coleman Estate
(Sept, 1799) Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will Book 4, page 138,139,140
CLUVERIUS COLEMAN WILL
In the name of God Amen. I Cluverius Coleman of the Parish of St. James's in the county of Mecklenburg and state of Virginia am at this time in sound and perfect mind and memory thanks be given to almighty God for it But being low in body and considering the frailty and uncertainty of my life do make constitute and ordain this my last Will and Testament _____ _____ in manner and form as followeth:
Impremis I heartily recommend my soul to God who gave it me and my body to the earth from whence it came and as touching my worldly goods which God has graciously lent me I give and bequeath as follows -
first it is my will and desire that all my just debts should be paid.
Item I lend unto my beloved wife Marsey (Marcia) Coleman during her natural life the tract of land whereon I now live. Five negroes Vitz, Anthony, Bob Primus Hannah and Amey Also six head of choice cattle, one yoke of oxen, an ox cart. Ten hed of sheep, fifteen head of hogs, three choice work horses, three choice feather beds and
furniture, my desk and book case, one dozen setting chairs, two choice tables and such household and kitchen furniture as she may stand in need of with plantation utensils sufficient for her use. It is also my will and desire that she should have the crop of corn and tobacco that is made on the plantation whereon I now
live and after her death to be disposed of as will be hereafter mentioned.
Item I give and bequeath unto my son James Coleman or/heirs by name, Elizabeth, Benjamin Whitehead, Jane Swepson and Mary Anne Coleman five pounds cash a piece to be paid to them as they come of age by my Exors as I shall here after mention but if one or either of them decease without a lawful Issue then their legacy shall be equally divided between the surviving children to them and their heirs forever.
Item I lend unto my daughter Elizabeth Jeffries during her natural life one negro woman named Phebe and her increase and at her death the said negro and her increase is to be equally divided between her then surviving children.
I also give and bequeath to Mary, ("Polly" Cluveris Jeffries), Elizabeth, Marsey (Marcia), Robert, and James Jeffries sons and daughters of said Elizabeth Jeffries thirty pounds cash a piece to be paid to them as they come of age by my executors.
But if one or either of them decease without lawful Issue then their legacy shall be equally divided between the surviving children to them and their heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Rebekah Phillips one negro boy named Moses and one negro Woman named Jenny and her increase forever also one hundred pounds specie to her and her heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Boswells children by name Elizabeth, Joseph, Nancy, Polly and John Boswell one negro woman named Abbe and her increase to them and their heirs forever also thirty five pounds cash a piece to be paid to them as they come of age but if one or either of them decease without lawful issue then their legacy is to be equally divided between the surviving children.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Grace Hicks one negro boy named Edmund and one negro woman named Rachel and her increase also one hundred pounds specie to be paid at my decease to her and her heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath to my son John Coleman exclusive of what I have heretofore given him one hundred pounds specie and two cows and calves to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Anne Green the following negroes to wit, Milly, Aggy, Jude, Mike and Sam. Also one young mare unbroke, as she the said Anne Green may choes and two cows and calves to her heirs forever also two hundred pounds specie to her and her heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my son William Coleman the tract of land I bought of Neven Stewart with that I bought of John and David Holmes containing by estimation three hundred thirteen & 3/4 acres be the same more or less also the land wheron I now live at my wife's decease and five hundred pounds specie to be raised out of debts due me and the money that I now have in hand to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Coleman all my lands lying on both sides of the Meherrin River including my mill to him and his heirs forever the residue of my estate not till nor bequeathed in my will after all my just debts and cash legacys are paid. It is my will I desire that all my negroes stocks debts goods and all my property be it whatsoever kind it may shall be equally divided between my son William and Thomas Coleman together the negroes and other property lent my wife during her life is also to be divided between my son William and Thomas Coleman at her death
I constitute and appoint to this my last will and testament William Coleman and Thomas Coleman Executors as witness my hand and seal this fourteenth day of September one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine.
Cluv Coleman SS
Signed Sealed & Acknowledged
In Presence of D. Holmes, John Allen, Matthew Allen
At a court held for Mecklenburg County the 14th day of October 1799 This will was proved by the oaths of David Holmes John Allen and Matthew Allen witnesses hereunto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of William Coleman and Thomas Coleman the executors therein named who made oath thereto and together with Phillip Reeks, Richard Hutcheson _______ William Brown, Abraham Green, William Stone Sen., David Holmes, John Holmes and William Nowlett their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of fifty thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate was granted them for obtaining a probate of said will in due form.
Teste William Baskervill A: cir:
James Coleman (M) Sarah Whitehead Nov 14, 1785 Meck. Co, Va He died 1796 Meck. Co, Va (Thrir children named in Will of Cluverius Coleman)
Mary Coleman (M) John Boswell Feb. 16, 1784, James Coleman, Sec.-Note from Clus. Coleman, father of Mary (Their Children named in Will of Cluverius Coleman)
Thomas Coleman (M) Sally Rowlett Jan 5, 1799 Meck Co, Va Note from William Rowlett, father of Sally (He left Will 1826 Lunenburg Co, Va-below)
William .Coleman (M) Martha Allen Feb. 27, 1797 Meck. Co, Va-He was deceased prior to Nov 16,, 1833, according to POA from his niece Polly Cluverius Jeffries Brown & her husband, Pettus Brown, made on that date in Hopkins Co., Ky.
Gracey Coleman (M) John Hicks June 22, 1789 Meck Co-Pettus Phillips, Sec (His will, 1811 Meck. Co, Va below)
Elizabeth Coleman (M) Swepson Jeffries, JR March 6, 1788 Meck Co-W Baskerville, Sec, Note from Swepson Jeffries, father of Swepson, Jr Wts: Thomas & Elizabeth Burnett, William Lewis (Their children named in Will of Cluverius Coleman) Swepson Jeffries remarried to Sarah Minor & moved to Henderson Co, Ky, then to Louisiana-sgs
Rebeccah Coleman (M) Pettus Phillips March 6, 1788, Meck Co., Lewis Parham, Sec
Ann Coleman (M) Abraham Green March 2, 1799 Meck. Co.
WILL of MARCIA COLEMAN (Widow of Cluverius Coleman) made Nov 26, 1810 Proved Feb. 13, 1813 Vol 7, P 336, Mecklenburg Co, Va
In the name of God, Amen, I, Marcia Coleman of the County of Mecklenburg and State of Virginia, being now afflicted, Though in my perfect sense and memory for which I thank almighty God, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following:
First, I recommend my Soul to God, and my body to the earth from whence it came to be buryed in a decent manner under the direction of my executors who I shall hereafter appoint.
Second, that all my just debts shall be paid.
Third, that all the rest of my property, to wit: two Negroes Charles and Mary together, with all other property I die possessed of shall be sold on a credit of twelve months, and the profits arising therefrom after paying my just debts and funeral charges to be equally divided between my children, to wit: William, Thomas, Rebecca,(Phillips) Gracy, (Hicks) and Ann Green.
Lastly, I nominate and appoint William Coleman & Thomas Coleman executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all and every will or wills heretofore made as Witness my hand and Seal this 26th day of November 1810.
Marcia (her mark) Coleman (Seal)
Susan? (her mark) Stubs
James (his mark) Baker
At a Court held for Mecklenburg County this 13th day of February, 1813, This Will was proved by oath of William Keeton, a Witness thereto and ordered to be recorded, and on motion of Thomas Coleman, the executor therein named who made oath thereto and together with William Pettus Senr and Lewis Burwell his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs, Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate of the said Will in due form, Liberty being reserved for the other executor therein named to join probate when they shall think fit.
Teste:: William Baskerville
|Bk 8 P 44 Mecklenburg Co, Va An Inventory of the property
belonging to the Estate of Marcia Coleman, dec'd. taken 1st day of March,
1 negro woman & one boy 190.0.0; 2 horses 18.0.0; cattle 52.6.0 sheep18.0.0=184.108.40.206; fowles 1.3.3; rawhides 15/-36 barrels corn 32.8.0-34.6.2; 369 pounds bacon 10.15.334 1/4 bushels oats 4.1.4=24.16.7 1/2; fodder shucks 3.15.0, Plantation tools 4.11.6=8.6.6; bee stands 6/, earthern ware, Tin 4.7.0=4.23.0; 1 Grid Iron 12/, 2 wheels 1.16.0; 1 scythe 13/=3.6.0; 1 large blue chest 17.9.0 - Total of 317.12.10 1/2
Signed Lewis Green, James Hayes. W Brown
This Inventory and appraisement was returned into Mecklenburg County Court the 21st day of March 1814 and ordered to be recorded. Test: William Baskerville, Cl Crt
Bk 8 P 65 Marcia Coleman Accounting- Thomas Coleman In account with the estate of Mrs. Marcia Coleman April 29th 1813 Amount of sales 421.12; March 2, 1813 Cash paid Henry Wilson 1.10.0; June 1, cash paid Sheriff, Mecklenburg 4.7.7 cash paid James Meacham 1.4.0; Cash paid John Meacham 1.4.0; April 29th, 1814 cash paid Mary Day .0.18.0; cash paid James MacFarland 49.0.4; Cash paid Abraham Green per account 1.19.0; Thomas Coleman acct 64.7..2; cash paid Shackleford acct 15.3.0; cash paid John Hutcheson per receipt 0.2.7; Cash in the Hands of Exr 15.0.0; Thomas Coleman Commissions 21.1.7; Balance due Estate 245.16 TOTAL 421.12
In obedience to the award order we the Commissioners have examined the above stated account and find the executor has sufficient vouchers this 29th day of April 1814. Signed: R B Wilson, P. Brown, J W Oliver, John Hutcheson This Administration account was received into Mecklenburg County Court the 18th day of July, 1816 & ordered to be recorded. Test: William Baskerville, Cl Crt
The Estate of Marcia Coleman -In Account Current with Thomas Coleman, Executor-Repeat of above, Balance due Estate changed to 245.16.97. Total 421.12.0
In obedience to the award order we the commissioners have examined the above stated account and found the executor have sufficient vouchers this 29th day of April 1819. Signed: W Brown, J W Oliver, Ro. B. Wilson, John Hutcheson.
At a Court held for Mecklenburg County the 15th Octr. 1821 the within written acct. current was this day returned to Court by Commissioners appointed to settle the same and at another Court held for said County the 10th Decr. following the same was approved? by the Court and ordered to be recorded Test: Edward L Tabb, Co Clk.
Vol 9. P 238-240- 1821 -THE ESTATE OF MARCIAH (Marcia) COLEMAN< Dec'd.
Thomas Coleman, Act. Execr.
D-Amt of ticketts (sic) sold $32.70 =10-8-3; Cash paid Mabin Colvin per recpt.=0-13-0; Cash, Benjamin W Coleman acct & tickett (sic) =2-5-8 1/2; Cash Elizabeth Green per services =1-4-0; Pd lawyer for auction, for commissioners and ticketts (sic) Charge John H Speed =5-17-3; Commissioners 5-9-4; Expenses of Commissioners pd W C Keeton 1-4-0 (Total 44.18.6 1/2)
Cash retained in former settlement = 15.0-0; Cash received of William Coleman =129-7-0 (Total = 144.7.00
In obedience to the annexed order, we the commissioners have examined the above stated accounts and find them correct.
Signed: John Hutchenson, Churchwell Curles, J W Oliver
At a Court held for Mecklenburg County this 15th day of October, 1821. The within written account current was this day returned to Court by the Commissioners appointed to settle the same.- and at another Court held for said County the 12th day of November following, the same was passed by the Court and ordered to be recorded. Test: Edward L Tabb, Clk.
Polly (Mary) Cluverius Jeffries* (M) Pettus Brown, Meck. Co, Va- April 22, 1809, Wt: S. Brown, Note from Mercia Coleman
*The Pettus Brown family moved to Tennessee, then to Kentucky, where Mary "Polly" C. Jeffries Brown died in 1844, Pettus Brown died in 1858 (She was the gr/dtr of Cluverius & Marcia Coleman, being d/o Swepson Jeffries JR & #1 wife, Elizabeth Coleman. She was named in the Will of her gr/father 1799. See P/A below)
Hopkins Co, Ky-Nov. 26, 1833 DB25, P 516-Pettus Brown and his wife, late Polly C. Jeffries, of Hopkins Cp., Ky, to John S Brown of said Co & State, Power of Attorney to receive from the representative of William Coleman, dec'd, of Mecklenburg Co., Virginia, all money or other Estate due me us heirs at law of the decedent. Recorded: Jan 20, 1834 Ref-Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol 36 No 4
1800 Tax List of Meck Co-Estate of James Coleman-No tithes (census missing)
1809 Tax List, Mecklenburg Co, Va-Amercia Coleman
1810 Mecklenburg Co, Va TAX LIST (Census missing)-Mercia Coleman 0 white tithables, 8 Slaves & 4 Horses
Will of John Hicks, dated February 19, 1811, and proved May 20, 1811. Wife, Gracy (Coleman) Hicks. Children, Patsy Hicks, Polly Cox Hicks, John Coleman Hicks, Daniel Tayler Hicks, James Hicks, Betsey Ann Hicks, Salley Cleaver Hicks, William Archer Hicks, and Thomas Henry Hicks. Wife, Gracy Hicks, and Peter Philips named as Executors. Will Book 7, page 94. Appraisal of the estate of John Hicks taken on May 27, 1811, and returned to Court and ordered to be recorded on November 18, 1811. Will Book 7, page 144.
1820 Meck Co, Va P 151 Benjamin W. Coleman
1 M 26-45 2 M Und 10, 1 F 16-26, 1 F Und 10, 18 Sl
1830 Meck Co, Va P 044 Benjamin W. Coleman
1 M 30-40, 1 M 10-15, 1 F 30-40, 1 F 10-15, 2 F 5-10, 1 F Und 5
DECEASED Coleman, Benjamin W.
NOTE Place of residence at time of death: Mecklenburg County, Virginia.
SOURCE Newspaper title: Richmond Enquirer (Richmond, Va. : 1815 : Semiweekly).Publication Date: May 31, 1842, page 3, column 5.
Coleman, Martha Jane.
NOTE Place of residence at time of death: Mecklenburg County, Virginia.
SOURCE Newspaper title: Richmond Enquirer (Richmond, Va. : 1815 : Semiweekly).Publication Date: September 3, 1833, page 3, column 6.
Thomas Coleman Will, Lunenburg Co., Va-(Son of Cluverius & Marcia Coleman)-Coleman, Thomas 1-15-1826; 9-21-1827; W.B. 1/26 [sic] Mentions: Wife: Sally (Rowlett) Coleman Sons: Cleverious R. Coleman, William G. Coleman, James A. Coleman, John L. Coleman, Peter W. Coleman, Whitehead M*. Coleman Daughters: Eliza B. Coleman, Nannie Boswell, Sallie N. Robertson, Jannette N. Coleman, Mary E. Coleman Executors: Cleverious R. Coleman, William G. Coleman (sons) Witnesses: Ro. B. Wilson, Gill W. Watts, Thomas B. Jackson, Claiborne Curtis, Wm. Williams.
Will of Benjamin Jones Mar 15, 1832
Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Will Book 14 Page 354
Transcribed by Ron Jones
In the name of God amen. I Benjamin Jones of Mecklenburg County do by these presents make my last Will & Testament in manner & form following - my will & desire is that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid and for the payment of the same my will and desire is that my Exor: hereafter named shall sell the said land lately surveyed by Stephen P.Pool - adjoining Augustus D. Wade, David Purkins & others containing fifty three acres and from the proceeds of the same to pay all my just debts & funeral expenses and the surplus if any to be equally divided among my children & their heirs forever -- I do appoint my son John Jones Exor: of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others by me heretofore made. Witness my hand & seal this 15th day of March 1832.
Sig: Benjamin Jones (Seal)
Witness. St: P.Pool Benjamin (his mark) Jones (LS), G. L. Wade, St: Worsham
Mecklenburg County February Court 1838 --
The foregoing last will & testament of Benjamin Jones decd: was this day produced in open court & proved by the oaths of St: P.Pool & L. G. Wade two subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded --
Examd: teste Richard B. Baptist C.C
1840 Meck Co, Va P 364 Benjamin W Coleman
1 M 50-60, 1 M Und 5, 1 F 40-50, 2 F 15-20, 1 F 10-15, 1 F Und 5
P 365-John J Coleman (See 1850-1870 Fayette Co, Va/W Va)
1 M 20-30, 1 F 20-30
NOTE Daughter of Benjamin W. Coleman
TITLE Richmond Whig & public advertiser (Richmond, Va. : 1833 : Semiweekly)
ENTRY Married- On Nov. 10, by Wm. Lee, James C. Gregory, to Miss Harriet F. Coleman, second dau. of B. W. Coleman, all of Mecklenburg County. (p. 4, c. 5)
DATE OF PUB. Friday, November 26, 1841
1850 Meck Co, Va P 97 HH 37-37
James C Gregory 36 M Va Merchant/Farmer $2,000
William " 3 M Va (By Harriett Coleman)
James " 1 M Va (By Harriett Coleman)
John " 15 M Va
Mary A. " 35 F Va
1850 Meck. Co, Va Mortality Schedule
Gregory, Hariet(t, State: Va, Co: Meck, Age 25 Month: July Cause of Death: Unknown (James S. Gregory (M) Harriet F. Coleman Oct. 30, 1841 Meck)
Mary C. Coleman 51 F Va $1500. (Wid of Benjamin W Coleman)
Mary " 28 F Va (M) R A Walker)
Elizabeth " 15 F Va
Benjamin " 14 M Va
Stephen E Dance 25 M Va farmer $600
Susannah " 22 F Va (Coleman)
Harriett " 1 F Va
Stephen E Dance (M) S. A. Coleman Oct 17, 1848 Meck Co, Va
1860 Meck Co, Va P 211 HH 471-471
J C Gregory 48 M Va 4,000/75,000. Farmer
Elth. " 40 F Va (#2 wife)
William " 14 M Va by wife #1 Harriett F Coleman
James " 11 M Va by wife #1 Harriett F Coleman
& 7 more Gregory Children & 2 boarders
B W Coleman 23 M Va farmer 1020/3920
Mary " 64 F Va (Mother)
Bettie " 24 F Va (sister)
S E Dance 30 M Va farmer 1900/4433
Susan " 30 F Va (Coleman)
Harriett " 11 F Va
Stephen " 7 M Va
Fletcher " 5 M Va
Sam " 1 M Va
Index to Chancery Court Records-Mecklenburg Co, Va Involves COLEMAN (Many others, not listed here)
THOMAS NEAL VS EXR OF THOMAS ROWLETT 1807-002
Surnames COLEMAN, NEAL ROWLETT
WILLIAM ROWLETT ETC VS EXR OF THOMAS ROWLETT 1809-020
Surnames COLEMAN GREEN HAYES NEAL OLIVER ROWLETT
THOMAS NEAL & WIFE VS ADMR OF JAMES COLEMAN ETC 1811-018
Surnames: CLEVER COLEMAN NEAL
THOMAS NEAL vs ROBERT SPEED ADMR ETC 1830-032
Surnames: BOSWELL JEFFRIES SWEPSON COLEMAN NEAL TOWNES
GREEN PHILLIPS WHITEHEAD HICKS SPEED
BENJAMIN WHITEHEAD COLEMAN VS HUNDLEY RYLAND 1832-003
P1: BENJAMIN WHITEHEAD COLEMAN D1: HUNDLEY RYLAND
P2: PEYTON MASON SURVPARTNER D2:
P3: WILLIAM GREEN
Surnames: COLEMAN MASON & COCKE] TOWNES GREEN RYLAND MASON SULLIVANT
ADMR OF COLEMAN D1: EXR OF DALY 1833-004
Surnames BOSWELL JEFFRIES PATILLO COLEMAN LEWIS PHILLIPS DALY MOODY RICHARDSON GOODE NEAL RYLAND HICKS NEALE
THOMAS NEAL VS BOYD ETC 1833-012 CSC
Surnames: BAPTIST GREEN NEAL BOYD HARMAN NEALE BURWELL HAWKINS PURYEAR COLEMAN HICKS RAINEY COLLEY JEFFRIES ROBARDS DAVIS KEENE TAYLOR FEILD LEWIS WALKER GOODE MCGRAW
P1: BROWN ETC D1: EXR OF COLEMAN 1834 003
Surnames BOSWELL GREEN PHILLIPS BROWN HICKS COLEMAN JEFFRIES
COLEMAN vs GREEN ETC 1834-004 CSC
Surnames COLEMAN JOHNSON SPEED DRUMRIGHT NEAL STONE GREEN PETTUS WILSON HUNT PURYEAR
ANN C GREEN ETC VS BENJAMIN W COLEMAN ETC 1836-002
Surnames BOSWELL MOODY RYLAND COLEMAN NEAL SPEED GREEN PATILLO HICKS PHILLIPS JEFFRIES RICHARDSON
B COLEMAN VS COLEMAN & SYDNOR] ETC 1836-005 CSC
Surnames CARTER MOSELEY TUCKER COLEMAN PHILLIPS TUNSTALL
COLEMAN & SYDNOR] ROFFE JOHNSON SYDNOR KNIGHT TOWNES
FINCH & SMITHS CO ETC VS BENJAMIN COLEMAN ETC 1839-018 CSC
MARTHA DAWS ETC VS BENJAMIN COLEMAN ETC 1839-018 CSC
PETTUS PHILLIPS ETC VS BENJAMIN COLEMAN ETC 1839-018 CSC
PETTUS PHILLIPS ETC vs THOMAS DAWS ETC 1839-018 CSC
Surnames BOSWELL JEFFRESS RYLAND COLEMAN JEFFRIES SPEED DAWS MOODY SYDNOR FINCH & SMITHS CO] NEAL TOWNES GILLESPIE PATILLO
HALL PHILLIPS HICKS RICHARDSON
SUSAN STONE ETC VS JAMES GREGORY 1842-008
SUSAN STONE ETC VS MARY C COLEMAN 1842-008
Surnames: COLEMAN, GREGORY, STONE
HEIR(S) OF BENJAMIN W COLEMAN VS ALEXANDER G OLIVER 1843-002
HEIR(S) OF BENJAMIN W COLEMAN VS WILLIAM TOWNES 1843-002
Surnames: COLEMAN GREGORY OLIVER TOWNES
ADMR OF COLEMAN vs HICKS 1844 003
Surnames COLEMAN GREGORY HICKS
HICKS vs ADMR OF COLEMAN 1844-015 CSC
Surnames: BUFORD GREGORY PARISH COLEMAN HAYES SCULTHORP
COLEY HICKS SMITH CRADDOCK HUDSON STONE CRADOCK NEAL WHITMORE DAVIS OLIVER
P1: ADMR OF COLEMAN D1: HUDSON ETC 1845 004
Surnames COLEMAN GREGORY HUDSON
P1: BEVERLY SYDNOR D1: EXR OF ANN M GREEN 1845 014
P2: RICHARD RUSSELL ASGN ETC D2:
Surnames BUFORD GREEN SYDNOR COLEMAN KNOX GOODE RUSSELL
RICHARD C PURYEAR ETC VS MARY C COLEMAN ETC 1848-017 CSC
Surnames: COLEMAN JENNINGS WALKER GREGORY PURYEAR JEFFRESS RUSSELL JEFFRIES TOWNES
RICHARD RUSSELL ETC VS ADMR OF BENJAMIN COLEMAN 1848-020 CSC
RICHARD C PURYEAR FOR ETC VS ADMR OF BENJAMIN COLEMAN 1848-020
Surnames: BACON GREGORY ROLFE BUGG HOMES RUSSELL BURTON JEFFRESS TOWNES COLEMAN LEAKER WALL DALY PATTILLO WEATHERFORD GOODE PURYEAR
JOHN J COLEMAN BY ETC VS MARY C COLEMAN WIDOW ETC 1852-072
Surnames: COLEMAN GREGORY (John J Coleman is suing his mother here-He is not named in her Will of 1861-sgs)
MARY C COLEMAN VS GDN ELIZABETH A COLEMAN BY ETC 1852-092
Surnames, COLEMAN, HUDSON, PARRISH
STEPHEN & SUSANNA DANCE ETC VS ADMS OF BENJAMIN W COLEMAN &C BY ETC 1855-025
Surnames: COLEMAN DANCE GREGORY WALKER
P1: LUCY GREGORY ETC D1: CREED T HASKINS 1857 017
P2: WILLIAM GREGORY D2: PRUDENCE SANDY(S) HASKINS
Surnames COLEMAN HOLLOWAY MCDEARMAN GREGORY MAJER MCDEARMON HASKINS
P1: GAYLE ETC D1: BURWELL 1860-018
Surnames BURWELL COLEMAN CROWDER GAYLE
P1: COLEMAN ETC D1: GWALTNEY ETC 1869-009
Surnames BARKER COLEMAN PURYEAR BOWEN GWALTNEY TOWNES
BOYD MCCARTER BUTLER MOSS CARDEN PARRISH
EXR OF GAYLE VS SWEPSON ETC 1871-019 CC
Surnames ADAMS CROWDER SMITH BARNES DALY SWEPSON BARRON DODSON THOMPSON BIGGER GALE TUCKER BURTON GARLAND WILLIAMS BURWELL GAYLE COLEMAN RICHARDS COUCH SAUNDERS
R R SWEPSON VS WILLIAM G COLEMAN ETC 1872-057 CC
Surnames: BOSWELL COLEMAN FINCH HEPBURN LAND SWEPSON
ADMR OF HEPBURN VS BURWELL ETC 1873-021 CC
Surnames: BURWELL GOODE SYDNOR COLEMAN HEPBURN COLLINS JOHNSON COUCH SAUNDERS
P1: COLEMAN ETC D1: COOK & WIFE ETC 1876-012
P2: GDN(S) OF DUNNIVANT D2: ADMR OF COLEMAN ETC
Surnames COLEMAN COOK DUNNIVANT JONES
E A GREGORY VS B W COLEMAN 1882-017 CC
Surnames: COLEMAN GREGORY
E A GREGORY VS B W COLEMAN 1882-021
Surnames: COLEMAN GREGORY
& many other cases for COLEMAN
Chancery Court Suits-Involving Robert SPEED
P1: EDWIN H SPEED D1: ADMR OF JOSEPH SPEED ETC 1809 012
P2: ROBERT SPEED D2:
Surnames APPERSON PEETE SPEED
THOMAS NEAL vs ROBERT SPEED ADMR ETC 1830-032 (See above)
COLEMAN vs GREEN ETC 1834-004 CSC (See above)
ANN C GREEN ETC vs BENJAMIN W COLEMAN ETC 1836-002 (See above)
FINCH & SMITHS CO] ETC vs BENJAMIN COLEMAN ETC 1839-018 CSC (above)
FINCH & SMITHS CO] ETC vs THOMAS DAWS ETC 1839-018 CSC (above)
MARTHA DAWS ETC vs BENJAMIN COLEMAN ETC 1839-018 CSC (above)
MARTHA DAWS ETC vs THOMAS DAWS ETC 1839-018 CSC (above)
PETTUS PHILLIPS ETC vs BENJAMIN COLEMAN ETC 1839-018 CSC (above)
* several other cases for SPEED