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Terry Mason's Family History Site

Major lines: Allen, Beck, Borden, Buck, Burden, Carpenter, Carper, Cobb, Cook, Cornell, Cowan, Daffron, Davis, Downing, Faubion, Fauntleroy, Fenter, Fishback, Foulks, Gray, Harris, Heimbach, Henn, Holland, Holtzclaw, Jackson, Jameson, Johnson, Jones, King, Lewis, Mason, Massengill, McAnnally, Moore, Morgan, Overstreet, Price, Peck, Rice, Richardson, Rogers, Samuel, Smith, Taylor, Thomas, Wade, Warren, Weeks, Webb, Wodell, Yeiser.

 

Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations


Sarah Rowzee

1Virginia Genealogist, The., Vol. 47 page 229. "     In January 1662, Daniell Gaines requesteth that there be recorded for Sarah Rouzee daughter of Ralph Rouzee deced six female cattell (to say) one heiffer and one Calf cropped of both Ears and a hole in the further Ear.
    And for Ralph Rouzee (son of Ralph Rouzee deced) two female Cattle (to say) one cow and one calf cropped of both ears and a hole in the left ear which the sd Catle are delivered unto Daniell Gaines by John Catlett who hath obliged him the sd Gaines to deliver the above menconed Catle & fenal Increase to the abovesaid Sarah and Ralph Rouzee when they come of age or day of Marriage to Sarah Rouzee which shall first happen the ad Catle being the half part of those formerly in copartnership between John Catlett and Ralph Rouzee deceased."


Nicholas Moore

1England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858, Class: PROB 11; Piece: 130 Page 1. The National Archives; Kew, England; Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers. Image.

2England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858, Class: PROB 11; Piece: 130 Page 2. Image.


Margery Moore

1England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858, Class: PROB 11; Piece: 152 page 1. The National Archives; Kew, England; Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers. Image.

2England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858, Class: PROB 11; Piece: 152 page 2. Image.


Ralph Rowzee Jr.

1Virginia Genealogies: a Genealogy of the Glassell family of Scotland and Virginia, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.: E.B. Yordy, printer, 1891, c1885, Page 498. "NOTE: On line three it states, "Ralph Rowzee's will, dat. Sep. 28, 1716, pro. May 19, 1719, names wife ...".  This Ralph had the family as named. His son Ralph III has the listed death dates. I think this was an error in this document." Section: Peyton, of "Iselham," Cambridgeshire, England, Gloucester and Westmoreland counties, Virginia. Image.

2Virginia Genealogist, The., Vol. 47 page 229-232. "     In January 1662, Daniell Gaines requesteth that there be recorded for Sarah Rouzee daughter of Ralph Rouzee deced six female cattell (to say) one heiffer and one Calf cropped of both Ears and a hole in the further Ear.
    And for Ralph Rouzee (son of Ralph Rouzee deced) two female Cattle (to say) one cow and one calf cropped of both ears and a hole in the left ear which the sd Catle are delivered unto Daniell Gaines by John Catlett who hath obliged him the sd Gaines to deliver the above menconed Catle & fenal Increase to the abovesaid Sarah and Ralph Rouzee when they come of age or day of Marriage to Sarah Rouzee which shall first happen the ad Catle being the half part of those formerly in copartnership between John Catlett and Ralph Rouzee deceased."


Margaret Gaines

1Virginia Genealogist, The., Vol. 47 pages 233-236. "MARGARET WHO?

    There are several messages on the Gaines, Prosser, Miller or French Genforum Bulletin Hoards that have subject lines with Margaret Gaines the wife of either Hugh French or Simon Miller in them. Anthony Prosser, the son of Margaret (?) and John Prosser, was born by 1673, the year his father John signed his will and named him among this legatees. The eldest child of Daniel Gaines and wife Margaret would be no older than ten years in 1673, an age not acceptable for marriage in that society.
    There is no evidence any investigation into the information proving or disproving these facts was ever conducted before passing it on to other unsuspecting arm chair genealogists. So how does one check this type of information? They look for records created by or on behalf of the person and check to set if the statement is true. Does than mean they look for a marriage record with the exact date, when hope of finding one is nil? Of course not, but they can build a biography based on dates when Daniel appeared in court that will help build a framework for further analysis.
    After reading Daniel's will it is apparent his children Bernard and Mary were too young to be married. By implication his daughter Margaret's marriage is fairly recent, because he wants her to have property associated with setting up a household. Was Margaret, the daughter of Daniel Gaines, the same Margaret who married John Prosser as so many have staled over the years?
    Women seldom created records on their own behalf, therefore records for the men in their lives are important in establishing the milestones. A comparison of the age of the two Margarets answers the above question. In this part of the case study three of the four men who married Margaret (maiden name as yet unknown) died testate, so the wills of these men are important to read and the various provisions, dates and names noted and assembled in chronological order.

MARGARET (?) PROSSER, MILLER, FRENCH, SOMERVILLE

23 Aug. 1673 John Prosser signed his will and named four sons including a son Anthony.
30 June 1677 Prosser's will presented for probate.
15 Feb. 1679 Simon Miller signed his will and named sir Miller children as well as his wife's son Anthony Prosser."
30 Nov. 1683. Margaret as widow of Simon enters into a lease agreement with Anthony Harrison,
7 May 1684. Simon Miller's will accepted for probate.
5 March 1684/5 Margaret's last appearance in the records as relict of Simon Miller.
5 May 1685 Hugh French in court on behalf of the widow of Simon Miller whom he married.

MARGARET GAINES

Jan. 1662 Daniel Gaines in court regarding the property of Ralph and Sarah Rowzee. The property transferred hands from John Catlett, the half-brother of Ralph Rowzee of Ralph Rowzee deceased, to Daniel Gaines the children's new step-father. This record establishes a time frame for the marriage of Daniel Gaines and the widow Rouzee and determines the range wherein a first child [page 235] could have been born.
    1682 Daniel Gaines signed his last will and testament. He named his wife Margaret and two daughters, Margaret and Mary, and a son Bernard, sons-in-law Ralph Rouzee and John Smith, and a grandson-in-law John Smith.
    When records on the two Margarets are compared, it is apparent Margaret, the daughter of Daniel Gaines, was too young to be the same Margaret who married John Prosser and gave birth to a son Anthony by 1673, therefore they are not the same person."