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Thomas W. Gray

RESEARCHER: Sherry Kaseberg sent to T.Mason on 7Apr2001. NOTES:

Elkton was made the county seat of Todd County, KY in May 1820, although in March 1819 Thomas Garvin and Thomas Jameson laid out the original plat. The plat was recorded in the Christian County Court having 18 lots. The first addition to the town of Elkton was that of John Gray, recorded in November 1820, W of the original plat, consisting of 251lots. Two days later John Mann, Jr. and Charles Smith made another addition to the town, nine lots, joining the original on the S side.William Greenfield made a third addition on the same day, 56 lots, on the E side. The original portion of Elkton lay near Elk Creek, hence ElkTown. In 1818 Major John Gray built the Nick and Will House and hired his brother-in-law, James Kendal, to run it for him.
Among the first settlers were several hatters, one of them Thomas Jameson. About 1827 T.W. Gray succeeded Kendal in the management of theNick and Will House for a short time. [www.rootsweb.com/~kytodd/past/elkton.htm]

Thomas W. Gray lived in Virginia and Kentucky, then went to WhiteCounty, IL by 1809 where he first settled at Bonpas, selecting the same land that Yearby Land selected. They builit a log cabin together and Mr.Gray moved in in September. In October, Yearby Land and family moved in.Their partnership lasted ten months. Gray sold out to Land and moved to Bonpas Ferry where he began a hog operation.

He sold his possessions in 1816 and bought a farm and three Negromen and lived there. In 1819 he sold the Kentucky property and returned to Bonpas, White County, IL for four years. When he went back toKentucky, about 1823, he married Susan E.L. Fry of Jefferson County, KY 19 March 1823 in Christian County,KY. He was a merchant in Elkton, Todd County, KY.

[A number of Grays were in Christian County, KY and no proof ofrelations is established. William Gray, a private in the Virginia Line during the Revolutionary War was in Christian County, KY in 1833. In the1850 Christian County, KY census heads of families included: William C.Gray born ca. 1797 SC; Young E. Gray born ca. 1802 KY; Daniel Gray bornca 1809 KY; Rezin Gray born ca 1820 KY; John Gray born ca 1774 VA; N.E.Gray born ca 1808 KY, and James Gray born SC.]

Shawneetown Land District Records, 1814-1820 [Illinois]:
#1320 - 1816 Thomas W. Gray of Clark County, KY - Fr.4, 4S, 14W, 351.05acres.
#1354 - 1816 Thomas W. Gray of Clark County, KY - Fr.4, 4S, 14W, 351.05acres.

Marriage Book 1, page 47 - Christian County, KY:
Thomas W. Gray - Susan E.L. Fry, 19 March 1823.

Todd County, KY Wills:
Thomas Fry, inventory, Book A.

Clarke County, KY: George Fry died 1840/ will dated 7 August 1840, Clark County, KY: wife Julianna [probably nee Teischer Tischner] sons Eli, Peter, Christopher, Greenberry and George Jr. daughters Mary Ann and Susan.

George Fry died 1814 Clark County, KY: wife Catherine children Barnabas, George, Christian.

1830 US Census, Christian County, KY:
William W. Fry.

Christian County, KY Pension Applications:
Capt. & Lt. William Gray, application #31079, North Carolina
Pensioned age 80 in June 1833
born 1754, Militia in Wilkes County, NC 1775, brother of Samuel ofBedford County, TN
Private in the Virginia Line during Revolutionary War, to ChristianCounty 1782
died Christian County 1841.

From Grayville, 125 Years Young by Sims and Walker, 1980:
The first post office was called Bon Pass, established on 28 May 1819with Thomas Gray, postmaster. George Webb was the second postmaster, 21May 1821, and James Gray the third, February 1822 to 1845.

Thomas F. Harrow

RESEARCHER: Sherry Kaseberg sent to T.Mason on 7Apr2001. NOTES:

Thomas F. Harrow was a cabinet maker in Clarke County, KY.

1830 US Census of Kentucky, Clark County:
Thomas F. Harrow.

Clark County, KY Wills:
Daniel Harrow 12 August 1795,
children: William, Charles, James
grandson: Daniel Hacket, child of Nelson and Elizabeth Hacket
witnesses: William and T. Suddeth, Samuel Arnett
executors: James Gray and Samuel Harrow.

Alexander Parker Gray

The family tradition is that A. Parker Gray went to New Orleans, LA.

Notes for future research by Sherry Kaseberg to T.Mason on 13 June 2012.
Alexander Parker Gray

1832 Directory, New Orleans, LA:
A.P. Gray
John Lavillebeuvre, Sen.

1840 US Census, Jefferson County, KY:
Parker Gray
1 m under 5
2 m 20-29
1 m 50-59
1 f 10-14
1 f 15-19
1 f 50-59
7 free white persons, 2 employed in agriculture.

Notes from The University Section by Friends of the Cabildo, regarding Hurst House in New Orleans built by Cornelius Hurst. Alexander Parker Gray purchased this house from Louis B. Salmon and Louis Auguste Neal in 1841, and sold it 5 June 1844 to business associate Edwin Campbell, who sold it in 1849 to Jean Ursin Lavillebeuvre - "M. Lavillebeuvre's old plantation house on the river 4 miles above New Orleans." Lavillebeuvre advertised it for sale in 1852. In 1853 he "retroceded" the property, including the house and sawmill, to Alexander Parker Gray. Gray sold it 26 December 1864. After several owners, in 1921 Isaac H. Stauffer owned it, dismantled and re-erected it at No. 3 Garden Lane overlooking the golf course of New Orleans Country Club.

1850 US Census, Left Bank Mississippi River, Jefferson County, LA #750-750:
A.P. Gray 45 saw mill $20,000 KY
Marie A. Gray 35 LA
Emelie Gray 8 LA
Lucie Gray 7 LA
George W. Gray 5 LA
Alexander P. Gray 3 LA
James Gray 1 LA
Celeste Lavillebeuvre 37 LA.

1860 US Census, Jefferson County, LA #891-875:
A. P. Gray 55? merchant $7000/$7000 KY
Emily Gray 17 LA
Lucy Gray 15 LA
James Gray 13 LA
Parker Gray 11 LA
___ Gray 7 (f?) LA.

1860 US Census, N&E of Cumberland River, Montgomery County, TN #91-91:
Samuel Simpson 45 silversmith $5,000/$8,000 ME
J. B. Simpson (f) 35 TN (Josephine, maybe born KY)
Henry Simpson 19 TN
Emily Simpson 15 TN
Kate Simpson 11 TN
Amelia Simpson 8 TN
Bettie Simpson 6 TN
Jo's Simpson (f) 3 TN
A. R. Love (f) 28 TN
All Hurst (m) 22 school teacher OH
A. P. Gray (m) 14 LA
James Gray 12 LA.

Note: A. Parker Gray's sister, Jane Meriwether (Gray) Glenn had connections to Clarksville, Montgomery County, TN. The Simpson family was in Montgomery County, TN in 1850 & Austin, Travis County, TX in 1870.

1865. Louisiana Death Records Index 1804-1949:
A. P. Gray b. c. 1804, d. 16 February 1865.

1870 US Census, New Orleans P.O., Ward 2, Orleans County, LA #179-199:
Jas. Hart 36 druggist IRE
Emily Hart 29 keeps house LA
Alice Hart 1 LA
A. P. Gray 23 grocer's clerk LA
Lucy Gray 28 at home LA
James Gray 21 bookkeeper LA
Emilie Gray 18 at home LA
S. Baptiste (f) 22 Mu(latto) domestic servant __.

Marie Emily Lavillebeuvre

Information sent to T.Mason on 12 Aug 2012 by Sherry Kaseberg.

Creole Families of New Orleans by Grace Elizabeth King
JEAN LOUIS FIDEL FARAULT DE LAVILLEBEUVRE, Chevalier de Garrois, lives in the  annals of Louisiana history as one of the most eminent of public officials under the Spanish Domination. He served as Indian Agent, or, as we would call it to-day, Commissioner, from 1780 to 1797.

Lavillebeuvre was born in Rennes, the capital of Basse Bretagne, in 1731, and was the son of Baron Louis Frangois de Lavillebeuvre and Dame Jeanne de Beaumont. About 1754, he came to Louisiana to join his uncle, Baron de Kerlerec, who was at that time Governor of Louisiana, his father having been induced by the Baron to grant the young man permission to come to the colony. Here he was commissioned Ensign of Infantry by Louis XV in 1762, and the following year a letter of commendation was written to him for his good services to France, by order of the King.* (* Originals of commission and letter in the possession of Mrs. Anna Lavillebeuvre Hyman, of New Orleans.)

In New Orleans, in 1764, he married Demoiselle Jeanne d'Arby, daughter of Jonathas d'Arby, an  officer of Militia, the wedding taking place upon the d'Arby plantation near the city.

The transfer of the colony to Spain being effected, de Lavillebeuvre passed from the services of France to those of the new government; and as Don Juan de Lavillebeuvre he was commissioned as Captain in the Louisiana Regiment of Infantry by Spain and was placed in command of Fort Panmure, one of the Natchez forts captured recently by Galvez from the British. Ricciardi, the only historical student, so far, who has made a special study of de Lavillebeuvre's services in the Louisiana colony, complains very justly that although he lived in a very critical period in the history of the colony, and rendered services unique in their value and scope, there is no mention of him in any of the histories of Louisiana, with the exception of the one written by Professor Alcee Fortier of Tulane University. Ricciardi, himself, has handsomely atoned for this sin of omission in others by his own diligent researches, delving for his information into the mines of the American State papers and sifting the Carondelet docmnents.*

The Baron de Carondelet, by order of the King, commissioned Don Juan de Lavillebeuvre to reside in the Choctaw Nation, whence the interesting letter of 1792, quoted by Ricciardi, is dated, giving an account of an assembly that Lavillebeuvre had held of that Nation, and of the speech he had made urging them to unite with the Chickasaws, Talapouches and Cherokees, to prevent other white men (English, French and Americans) from seizing their land.

As Ricciardi says, the Indian trade was what both the Spaniards and Americans sought. In their competition to obtain its monopoly they made use of any intrigue or stratagem that cupidity could suggest - the favorite and easiest being to seduce the Indian chiefs from their loyalty to sworn agreements. This was done, of course, by bribery in giving medals, gifts or assistance in their intertribal wars. The traders who were commissioned by the hostile outposts were unscrupulous agitators, who had no interest to serve but their private gain. (* "The Services of Jean Louis Fidel Farault de Lavillebeuvre de Garrois." Nicholas A. Ricciardi. May, 1908.)

De Levillbeuvre lived in this hard command for five years, stolidly and faithfully serving his government, but maintaining, in what later generations have learned to know as the Lavillebeuvre way, his own honest principles, and not sacrificing them, as his predecessors had but too often done, to expediency. This is most apparent in his official letters and in the letters of others about him. He writes with dignity and courtesy of the great Indian chiefs with whom he was thrown in contact and gives what is strikingly absent from the letters of other Indian Commissioners, due consideration to their problems and difficulties, as well as to those of Spain. The acute condition arising from the marauding bands of vagrant Indians, deserters from their tribes, roaming the country, led for the most part by white men of bad character, in search of opportunities to commit depredations, producing friction among the tribes and arousing retaliating vengeance from the white inhabitants.

Carondelet, on his part, writes to de Lavillebeuvre with the utmost frankness, expressing full confidence in his capacity to bring about an intelligent settlement of the question upon which, in truth, depended the stability of the Spanish domination over the colony. And de Lavillebeuvre was in fact reaching the consummation so much desired by the Governor; peace among the tribes and their submission to Spain, when, his health failng, he asked permission to go to Pensacola for medical treatment. Unfortunately he died on the way, at Mobile, in 1797.

His son Juan, who had married Mademoiselle Eulalie de Trepagner, survived him to pass with the colony back into the possession of France, and from France to the American Government. He fought in the Battle of New Orleans, in token of which his sword is still preserved by his descendants, although the record of his rank in the army has not been so carefully preserved.

But a little story is transmitted that is evidently considered of more importance. The day after he had bidden good-by to his wife and little son, with what apprehension only the young husbands of that date can appreciate, he went into camp. When the next morn had dawned on the desolate household, and none but the young wives of that date can appreciate what the desolation was, his little son Elie was discovered to be missing. For a few hours, the English, General Jackson, the absent husband, all were forgotten in the household, while a frantic search was made for little Elie. He could not be found and despair - the black despair of a mother who fears the worst for a child, settled down upon the once happy home. At last came a shout after an interval of anguish that seemed an eternity. The child had been found! Had been picked up trudging on his little legs determinedly down the high road along the bank of the river toward the camp at Chalmette, going, like his father, to take part in the battle. He was at the time only five, some say four years old, and according to one version he was, when found, actually stumbling into the trenches. Little Elie lived to be an old man, but he never denied that he had run away to the battle.

Jean (as Juan was now called) Ursin had the reputation, in his day, of being a great hunter and a great lover of what used to be called fine living. He lived in the country above New Orleans, on a vast tract of land that stretched from the river across St. Charles Street to the woods bordering the lake. It is now called Rosa Park - a spot of exceptional beauty and much sought after by seekers of residential sites who love the, as the French call it, "je ne sais quoi,'' quality that gives it distinction above other similar sections. The distinction is a heritage from its original owner who has endowed it with the charming tradition that he gave entertainments in his handsome home to every man of note who visited New Orleans in his day. The portrait of his grandfather, the Indian Commissioner, in Spanish uniform, hung in the place of honor in the dining-room, and under it was the glorious sword of Chalmette.

Lafayette dined in this room in 1825. The mahogany dining table, like the glorious sword, can be still shown in evidence - a real mahogany table with leaves to match that could be extended to accommodate fifty places (and it did accommodate them for the Lafayette dinner). With the table can be seen the tablecloth that covered it of fine linen damask, like satin, such as could not be found to-day, with the fifty napkins to match, as large themselves as small tablecloths, woven according to a pretty fancy with a corbeille of flowers in the center surrounded by a garland of flowers. They were well worthy a festal board set in honor of so great a hero as Lafayette! Tradition, that seldom keeps within bounds when it is set talking, says that Chateaubriand was also entertained here by Lavillebeuvre, but, unfortunately for Chateaubriand, this is manifestly impossible.

The great hunter was evidently a great lover of beautiful things, and a generous spender of money to procure them, for he left behind him a trail of relics to beautify the homes of his descendants. His daily table service was of silver according to the fashion of the rich men of his day. His crystal and silver epergne, with candelabra to match, silver dolphins supporting the crystal (also used at the Lafayette dinner), are still the handsomest of their kind in the city, which is celebrated for such bric-a- brac. A mammoth silver salver, that in old times was filled on fete days and anniversaries with cornucopias of bonbons for all the children of the family and all their friends, is still kept waiting in refuge in the house of a great-granddaughter, for the day when it will once again be refilled. Near it is the old carved mahogany mantelpiece that stood over the fireplace in the home of Jean Ursin - and still doing duty as a timepiece is the tall mahogany-cased clock that ticked the births and deaths during two centuries of the Lavillebeuvre family. There, too, is the round, gilt-framed convex mirror that, for all we know, may have once reflected the proud features of the great Lafayette.

The old father, son of the Indian Commissioner, had lived with his son Ursin through all the years that led from the cession of the colony to the Civil War, and through the Civil War into the ruin and sorrow beyond. At eighty-five his eyesight was unimpaired, and his wits, for he was ever a witty and refined ''joker." His devoted companion (a quaint memory) was a goose who followed him about all day, and slept at his door at night. He died in 1863, four generations following him to the grave. His old servants remained faithful to him; Frangoise the cook, cooked his last dinner, for she had persisted in remaining a cook even after her husband attained the dignity of State Senator.

Elie Lavillebeuvre, the son of Jean Ursin, married Mademoiselle Jeanne Roman, the daughter of Governor Roman. After the death of his father he returned to the old square of the city and lived on Dumaine Street between Bourbon and Royal Streets, in a house that was always cited as a typical Creole home, with a handsome courtyard and great drawing rooms on the second floor, with Louis XVI furniture. Here were given from time to time receptions that united the best society from the old and the American population, Elie Lavillebeuvre and his wife always receiving the guests and presiding over the dances.

The name is extinct. Charles, the only son of Elie, died without children. Of his two daughters, one, Anna, married Thomas McCabe Hyman, son of a late Judge of the Supreme Court of Louisiana; the other, Ida, is married to Monsieur Lezin Becnel.

Eli Faurault La Villebeuvre married Jeanne Roman, December 20, 1852 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. He was the son of Jean Ursin La Villebeuvre. (Is this the same person as Victor Farault La Villebeuvre?)

Mrs. Jean LaVillebeuvre (Eulalie Trepagnier), died December 19, 1848, age 65.
source: Daily Picayune newspaper, 1837-1857.

Pierre Hypolite LaVillebeuvre died January 22 or 23, 1847, age 25.
source: Daily Picayune newspaper, 1837-1857.

Thomas Placide LaVillebeuvre died Augsut 3, 1846, age 28.
source: Daily Picayune newspaper, 1837-1857.

Ida Marie LaVillebeuvre married Michel Lezin Armant Becnel, March 30, 1910 in New Orleans, LA.
source: Daily Picayune newspaper, 1837-1857.

James Lyle Glenn

RESEARCHER: Sherry Kaseberg sent to T.Mason on 7Apr2001. NOTES:

Todd County Officials beginning in 1820 when Todd County, KY was created,include:
1820 James Glenn, magisterial court
1820 John Gray, magisterial court.

1820 US Census, Todd County, KY:
James Glenn
1 male 10-16, 2 males 16-26, 1 male 45+
1 female 45+
James R. Gray at Elkton.

1830 US Census, Todd County, KY:
Jane Glenn.

Elkton was made the county seat of Todd County, KY in May 1820, although in March 1819 Thomas Garvin and Thomas Jameson laid out the original plat. The plat was recorded in the Christian County Court having 18 lots. The first addition to the town of Elkton was that of John Gray, recorded in November 1820, W of the original plat, consisting of 251lots. Two days later John Mann, Jr. and Charles Smith made another addition to the town, nine lots, joining the original on the S side.William Greenfield made a third addition on the same day, 56 lots, on the E side. The original portion of Elkton lay near Elk Creek, hence ElkTown. In 1818 Major John Gray built the Nick and Will House and hired his brother-in-law, James Kendal, to run it for him.
Among the first settlers were several hatters, one of them Thomas Jameson. About 1827 T.W. Gray succeeded Kendal in the management of theNick and Will House for a short time. [www.rootsweb.com/
Also see The Story of Todd County, KY, 1820-1970 by Marion Williams.

1820-1950 Todd County, KY Marriages:
1823 George C. Glenn-Nancy Christian
1849 Robert E. Glenn-Eliza J. Garth
1855 W.A. Glenn-D.E. Beauchamp.

1840 Tax List for Todd County, KY:
William Glenn
--- Jane M. Glenn, 1, Elkton, 800 [Jane Meriwether Gray Glenn]
Rachel Glenn
George F. Glenn, 500, Todd, Woolflick Creek, 1000
George F. Glenn, 270, Todd, Clifty, 270
George F. Glenn, 140, Todd, Pond River, 500
George F. Glenn, 108, Todd, Pond River, 160
George F. Glenn, 100, Todd, Clifty Creek, 50
Stephen Gray, 169, Todd, Clifty, 160
Phillip Griffin, 100, Todd, Clifty, 200
John Henderson, 532, Todd, Rainlick, 5,000
------- Henderson, 1st 150, Todd, Pond River, 300
Benjamin Layne, 73, Todd, Westfork, 600
John Layne, 136, Todd, Westfork, 1,360
C. Merriweather, 228, Todd, Westfork, 1,800
------ Meerriweather, 460, Todd, Spring Creek, 3,680
James H. Merriweather
William Merriweather
Jesse Smith, 460, Todd, Elkfork, 4,600
Jesse Smith, 80, Todd, Elkfork, 320.

________ Cemetery, near Fort Knox Army Base in Kentucky:
James Lyle Glenn, Jr. 14 May 1868 - 27 February 1933
Susie Anderson Glenn 7 February 1873 - 7 April 1958
Richard Wallace Glenn 14 November 1865 - 24 May 1929
John Poindexter Glenn 3 March 1862 - 16 April 1869
Thornton Glenn 18 October 1858 - 28 July 1863
James Lyle Glenn 14 December 1828 - 24 June 1916
Ella Poindexter Glenn 1 May 1835 - 15 April 1875
Philip Dunton Glenn 8 April 1865 - 9 June 1875 [probably Ella's son]
Jane Meriwether Gray Glenn 29 February 1802 - 22 November 1880
Richard Parker Glenn 17 January 1872 - 22 December 1883
Susan Glenn Cheeh 8 April 1896 - 18 May 1971.

Glenwood Cemetery, Todd County, KY, courtesy of Laura Porterldporter@accessive.net:
In Memory of Dr. James L. Glenn
Born June 10, 1797
Died February 8, 1830

Robert E. Glenn 19 October 1808 - 4 May 1864 [unreadable epitaph]

[part of stone unreadable on the above-ground grave]
In Memory of ____ Gray ____ _____ I. R. & ______ Gray.
April 10th, 1827 - February 10th, 1830.

Jane Meriwether Gray

RESEARCHER: Sherry Kaseberg sent to T.Mason on 7Apr2001. NOTES: Kentucky Cemetery Stone

Richard Samuel Bryarly

WILL: Will Book B Page 401 - Dated February 1, 1844
CODICIL Dated January 4, 1846
Proven May 27, 1850 ADMR Qualified August 26, 1850

Be it Remembered that I Samuel Bryarly of the County of Clarke and State of Virginia being of common Soundness of Mind and Memory do make this my Last Will and Testament relating to my Worldly Estate that it has pleased God to lend and bless me with in this Life, I dispose of in the Manner and Form following to Wit.

1st. I desire that all my just Debts and funeral Expenses be paid as soon as it is convenient out of my Estate and by my Executors hereafter named.

Item 2-My Will and Desire is that all my Estate Real and Personal be equally divided amongst my children after deducting the Payment of my just Debts wishing that either of my children may have the Previlidge of taking any Part of Property at Valuation by Direction of my Exrs.

Item 3-I exonerate my wife R. T. Bryarly from a Debt or any Debts due me for Money advanced by me to pay her Debts.

Item 4th- My Object is to make an equal Distribution amongst my Children Tate Bryarly, Lucy H. Elliot, Louisa Bryarly, Thomas F. Bryarly, Roland T. Bryarly, William C. Bryarly and Richard Bryarly. Since the Death of my Daughter Mary Bowen My Desire is that one Half of what I intended as her equal share of my Property be given to my Granddaughter Susan Amelia Bowen should she arrive at the Age of 18 years to be retained in the Hands of my Executors but should she die before arriving at Age then her Part to be divided amongst my Other Children and also if either of my other Children should die without Issue then Respective Parts to be divided amongst the Survivors-Any charges in my Family Book kept for that Purpose be particularly deducted out of my Children's respective Parts or Dividends.

Item 6th-My Negro Man John I wish to be set at perfect Liberty if he wishes to remove-otherwise to remain under the direction of James Bryarly, or in case of James Bryarly's death I wish John remain under the Direction of my son Richard Bryarly-they or either of them to hire John out and receive John's Hire for his Benefit if he wishes to remain in the State -My old Woman Leurah (?) I leave to the care of my Daughter Louisa Bryarly without being charged, the others to be under the Direction of my Executors who I hope will place them in as comfortable situations as the Nature of their Cases will admit of - particularly my faithful servent Barnett.

Item 7th-and Lastly I hereby constitute and appoint my Sons in Law James Bryarly and John M. Elliott my Executors of this my Last Will and Testament hoping the Court may not require security of them.

In Testimony hereof I have set my Hand and Seal this first day of February in the year of Our Lord Eighteen Hundred and Forty Four.
Samuel Bryarly (seal)

N.B, I believe I am in Justice due Doct. Robt. Dunbar Dec'd. Heirs about One Hundred Dollars which I intend to pay as soon as I get through the Embarrasment Davd. Bryarly has led me into.

I wish my G Sons called by my Name also my Nephew Saml. Bryarly Each a good Silver Watch or a Keep Sake.
S. Bryarly

I hereby desire and my will is that in Case of my Death before a Settlement with Edwin Bowen respecting Siller and her son Richard if said Bowen claims them the Value of them shall be deducted from the share of my Estate allotted to my Granddaughter Susan Amelia Bowen.

In Witness my Hand and Seal the 4th Day of January 1846.
Saml. Bryarly (Seal)

Clarke County SCT.
At a court held for the County aforesaid on Monday the 17th Day of May 1850 A Writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament with a Codicil thereto of Samuel Bryarly Decd. was produced in Court by the Executors in the said Will named and there being no Subscribing Witnesses to the said will Examined Witnesses Lewis F. Glass and Baulis Davis were sworn and severally deposed that they were well acquainted with the Testators Handwriting and verily believe that the said Writing and Codicil and the Name thereto subscribed to be wholly written by the Testators own Hand.

Whereupon the siad Writing and Codicil is ordered to be Recorded as the true Last Will and Testament of the said Samuel Bryarly Decd.

At a Court held for the County aforesaid Monday the 26th day of August 1860 James Bryarly an Executor named in the Last Will and Testament of Saml. Bryarly Decd. which was admitted to Probate in this Court at the Term 1850, came this Day into open Court and renounced his Right to qualify as Executor under the said Will.

On the Motion of Richard Bryarly One of the Devisees of Samuel Bryarly Decd. it is ordered that Administration with the Will annexed upon the Estate of Saml. Bryarly Decd. be granted unto the said Richard Bryarly, whereupon he together with James Bryarly and Lewis F. Glass his Securities entered into and acknowledged Bond in the Penalty of Ten Thousand Dollars conditioned as the Law directs, Sot. Ac

On the Motion of Richard Bryarly Admr. with the Will annexed of Saml. Bryarly Decd. Ordered that E. W. Massey, Wm. C. Kerfoot, John Alexander, Richard Meade, any three of whom to act having been first duly sworn do appraise the Slaves if any and other Personal Estate of Samuel Bryarly Decd. and Report According to law.
John Hay Clerk of the Court of Clarke County

Samuel Bryarly, Dec.--Clark County Clerk's Office, Berryville, Virginia

Will Book B. Page 472 INVENTORY & APPRAISEMENT OF PERSONAL PROPERTY-Saml. Bryarly, Richard Bryarly, Adm., R. W. Massey, Wm. C. Kerfoot, John Alexander and Richard Meade, any three to act

B. W. Massey, John Alexander and Will. C. Kerfoot personally appeared before Justice of Peace, G. L. Kerfoot, 16 Sept. 1850

Appraisement dated August 26, 1850, refers to R. S. Briarly, Adm.
Amounted to $ 3464.65
Giller & Dick 700.00
Ned 700.00
Betsey Burnet & child 700.00
Will Book B. Sale of Personal Property--List of Purchasers
Richard Bryarly John Louthan Thomas Cornwall
James Bryarly Balis Davis John Newcomb
Tate Bryarly William Cole James Keiger
Wm. C. Bryarly John Nessmith David Dix
Tho. F. Bryarly N. B. Meade Joel Alexander
R. T. Bryarly J. W. Walker Franklin Shank
S. H. Bowen Thomas Bryarly Thomas Alexander
Isaac Harrison Edward Jenkins John Cooley
Phil. Hunsucker William Beard James Gardner
Henry Bowen G. Stephens Adam Jenkins
Millin Moore George Berlin Calvin Stephens
E. W. Massey G. W. Wright Henry Dix
J. W. Mason B. Wharton James Gordon
James Castleman M. Royston John Kern
Doct. Nelson Hiram Evans
Finus Bowen Joseph King
Bonds due estate from J. W. Page
Fielding L. Sowers
Joel Alexander
Will Book D. p. 233 Estate Account

Tate Bryarly and Thos. F. Bryarly had received more than their share of personal estate so were eliminated from any future share. The others to receive $ 4273.33

Susan Amelia Bowen, dau of Mary Bowen, 1/2 of 1/6 th $ 356.11
Richard S. Bryarly - one fifth of residue 783.44
Benj., John and Louisa Elliott, children of Lucy H. Elliott, decd. 783.44 1/2
James Bryarly one fifth of residue 783.44 1/2
Roland T. Bryarly one fifth of residue 783.44 1/2
William Bryarly one fifth of residue 783.44 1/2
$ 4273.33

William Bryarly died without issue and his share to be divided among the other children of Samuel Bryarly according to his will. Reference is made to a suit in the Court of Appeals. Final settlement made 1857.

Thomas Burke

RESEARCHER: Sherry Kaseberg sent to T.Mason on 7Apr2001. NOTES:

Virginia Vital Records, reprinted 1982 & 1984 from previously printed periodicals: List of Obituaries, Thomas Burke 6 February 1807.

Ann A. Gray

RESEARCHER-DESCENDANTS: Sherry Kaseberg sent to T.Mason on 7Apr2001. NOTES:

Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, vol. XXXIII,pages 118, 119 & 120, 1952, Richmond, VA:

"At a Court of Quarterly sessions held for Caroline County at the Court Houe on Monday the 8th day of June 1829: A writing purported to be the last will and testament of Thomas H. Burke was produced in court and being proven by the oaths of Eliza Washington and William F.G. Garnett,two of the witnesses, thereto and ordered to be recorded. On the motion of Susan Burke sole executrix named in said will, who made oath thereto and entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $20,000,conditioned according to law, Certificate is granted the said Susan for obtaining a probat[e] of said will in due form. Teste: John L. Pendleton,Clerk.
"Notes. In June 1807 Betsy M. Burke, widow of Thomas Burke, instigated a suit in Caroline County Court against John Ship, administrator of the estate of her late husband, and also making parties to the said suit John M. Burke, William F.G.F. Burke and Thomas H. Burke, infant children of her deceased husband. She asked her dower rights in the lands of Thomas Burke. In the proceedings it is revealed that Thomas Burke, lately deceased, was the executor of John Burk [e] of Caroline County (whose will was proved in 1790), and which last named John Burke was the executor of Henry Burke (whose will was proved in 1777).
"The wills of Henry Burke (1777) and his son John Burke (1790) have been presented verbatim. Thomas (alias Tommy) Burke, son of John Burke,died intestate in Caroline County on 24 January 1807 and his obituary describes him as "a respectable citizen of Caroline County." He married first Ann A. Gray, daughter of William Fauntleroy Gray who died testate in Caroline County in 1792 tho no full copy of his will has been found by me. The suit papers referred to state that by his wife Peggy, William F.Gray left three children, viz: 1. Apphia Fauntleroy Gray who married James J. Garnett; 2. Ann A. Gray who married Thomas Burke and died leaving three sons (a) John M. Burke, (b) William F.G.F Burke; and (c)Thomas H. Burke; and 3. William W. Gray. The death date of Ann A. Gray is not recorded.
"William Fauntleroy Gray (died Caroline County 1792) was the eldest son of James Gray, merchant of Tappahannock, Essex County, Virginia, who died in 1768 and his wife nee Sarah Fauntleroy (died in 1775), daughter of Colonel William and Apphia (Bushrod) Fauntleroy.
"Thomas Burke was married secondly on 7 May 1805 to Betsy M. Pierce,and he dying 24 January 1807 she married Colonel Charles Tod and on 10July 1809 the dower of Betsy Todd, late widow of Thomas Burke and now wife of Charles Tod, was laid out by order of the Caroline County Court.On 11 December 1815 a bond was executed by Charles Tod as guardian to Thomas H. Burke, orphan of Thomas Burke, deceased.
"The children of Thomas and Anna A. (Gray) Burke were:
1. John M. Burke who married on 21 May 1817 Sophia Woolfolk;
2. William Fauntleroy Gray F. Burke of whom I have no further record;
3. Thomas Henry Burke who was born in Caroline County, Virginia on 3October 1800 and married there on 5 December 1821 to Susan Elizabeth KnoxWashington, daughter of Major George Washington (1775-1815) of PineForest, Caroline County, and his wife nee Elizabeth Courts. Thomas H.Burke resided for a time at Palesline [sic] in Caroline County and aleather pocket book marked as follows is preserved in the family:' Elizabeth Washington's Papers, Nov. the 20, 1826;
T.H. Burke, Palesline, Caroline, Nov. the 17th, 1826;
George W. Burke July the 17th 1844.'
"Thomas Henry Burke died in his 29th year and the Religious Heraldof 27 March 1829 recorded his death at Pine Forest, the seat of Mrs.Washington in Caroline County, aged 29 years, leaving a wife and fourinfant children. Pine Forest was the large estate of Major GeorgeWashington....
"Only the eldest child of Thomas Henry and Susan E.K. (Washington)Burke lived to maturity: he was the late Mr. George Washington Burke[1823-1896] of Braynefield, Caroline County. He was thrice married: 1. on2 July 1844 to his first cousin Dorothea Brayne Washington [1822-1849],daughter of Col. John Washington...and his wife nee Anne Hawes... ofWoodpecker, Caroline County; 2. on 28th November 1850 to his first cousinEliza F. Taliaferro [1833-1878], daughter of William and Eliza[Washington] Taliaferro; and 3. on 1 November 1882 to Bettie C.DeJarnette [1851-1930]. George Washington Burke had issue by all threemarriages."

References for the above include:
Fredericksburg Virginia Herald 10 February 1807;
Caroline County Chancery papers, Virginia State Library, Garnett vs.Burke;
Fauntleroy: Col. Moore Fauntleroy, His Ancestors and Descendants inV.S.L.;
Caroline County Marriage Register No. 1, pages 14 and 72;
Caroline County Chancery papers, Burke vs. Ship, VSL;
Caroline County Guardian Bond Book;
Washington Burke Family Bible, printed in 1827.

Apphia Bushrod Rouzee

RESEARCHER: Sherry Kaseberg sent to T.Mason on 7Apr2001. NOTES: Apphia Bushrod [Rouzee], second wife of James Hunter, died about two weeks after the birth of her first child in 1822, Sarah Harriet Apphia Hunter. Sarah did not marry.