Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Elizabeth Cave

Female Abt 1723 - 1803  (~ 80 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Cave 
    Born Abt 1723  St. Mark's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Feb 1803  Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I000455  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2019 

    Father Benjamin Cave,   b. 1703, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1762, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Hannah 'Margaret' Bledsoe,   b. Abt 1707, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1770, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married Abt 1723  St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 James Taylor,   b. Bef 1719, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1743/44, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years) 
    Married Abt 1740  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mildred Taylor,   b. Abt 1741, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F00276  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 William Johnston,   b. Bef 1724, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1766, Orange County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years) 
    Married 6 Jul 1744  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Johnston,   b. 1 Jul 1745, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1815, Scott County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Anne Johnston,   b. Bef 1750, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William Cave Johnston,   b. Abt 1750, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Benjamin Dr. Johnston,   b. 8 May 1751, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1801, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     5. Valentine Johnston,   b. Abt 1754, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 107 years)
     6. Cave Johnston,   b. 15 Nov 1760, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1850, Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     7. Mildred Johnston,   b. Bef 1759, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1775, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 18 years)
     8. Elizabeth Johnston,   b. Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1830, Elkhorn Creek, Franklin County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Hannah Johnston,   b. Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1820, Scott County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Sarah Johnston,   b. Abt 1761, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F00273  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book A
      TAYLOR, JAMES, Spotsylvania Co., d. Jan. 25, 1743, p. Mar. 6, 1743. Wit. John Taylor, Thomas Graves, William Johnston. Ex. wife Betty Taylor. Leg. wife Betty Taylor and daughter Milly Taylor. (Page )

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      James Hughes 2005-10-27 16:26:56
      Spotsylvania County Records , Page 495

      Augt. 14, 1797. Wm. Forston of Spots. Co. to Elizabeth Johnson of same County, widow. 440 curr. Seven slaves, cattle, horses, etc., etc. O. Towles, Hugh Roy, George Durrett. Septr. 5, 1797.

      Augt. 15, 1797. Elizabeth x Johnson (widow) of Spots. Co. to Wm. Fortson and Mildred, his wife; Lucy Fortson, John Fortson, Wm. Fortson, Marshall Fortson, James Fortson, Richard Fortson, John Durrett and Frances, his wife, children of sd. Wm. Fortson and Mildred, his wife, and grandchildren of the sd. Elizabeth Johnson. Deed of Gift. Slaves, etc., as conveyed to the sd. Elizabeth Johnson by Wm. Fortson in preceding deed, etc., etc. Witnesses, O. Towles, Hugh Roy, George Durrett. Septr. 5, 1797.

      Augt. 14, 1797. Elizabeth x Johnson of Spots. Co. (widow). Deed of Gift to John Durrett of Caroline Co. 1 slave. Witnesses, O. Towles, Hugh Roy, George Durrett. Septr. 5, 1797.

      Jany. 24, 1797. Christopher Crawford of Spots. Co. to John Partlow. 100 curr. Mortg. Horses, colt, oxen, cattle, etc., etc. Witnesses, Thomas Minor, Lewis Partlow, Elijah Partlow. Septr. 5, 1797.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/orange/wills/johnwill.txt
      URL title: WILL: William Johnson, 1766, Orange County, Virginia
      Note:
      Orange Co Will Book 2, pg 358-359

      In the Name of God Amen. I William Johnson of the County of Orange being sick and weak but of sound and disposing mind & memory (Thanks be God for it) Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. In manner and form following. Imprimis. I desire that my Body may be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named and as to my Worldly of which it has pleased God to Bless me after my Just Debts and funeral Expences are paid I give and Devise as follow. (to wit)

      I Give and devise unto my son Robert my land which I have in Culpeper County to him and his heirs forever but that he do not enjoy the same during the Widowhood of my Wife, who I desire may possess the same during her Widowhood.

      Item. I give and devise the land whereon I now live in Orange County unto my son Benjamin, to him and his heirs forever, subject nevertheless to the use of my Wife during her Widowhood but in case she should marry again then my desire is that she shall have and enjoy one third part of my said land that I live on during her natural life.

      Item. My Will and desire is that in case my son Robert should die without
      issue that then the land which I have devised to him shall go to my son William Cave Johnson and his heirs forever subject nevertheless to the limitiation above mentioned and it is also my Will and desire that in case my son Benjamin shall die without issue that then the land which I have devised to him shall go and descend to my son Valentine to him and his heirs forever but to be subject nevetheless to the limitation in favour of my wife as mentioned above. Item. I give and bequeath to my well beloved Wife, Elizabeth, my mill during her natural life and after her decease I give the said mill to my son William Cave Johnson to him and his heirs forever. Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anne Rogers, one feather bed and its furniture, also my blazeface bay mare to be delivered to her as soon as conveniently can after my Death. Item. I give to my son Robert my young bay horse which came out of my above mentioned bay mare and my riding saddle. Item. I give and bequeath to my son Benjamin one sorrel colt about two years old which came of my sorrel mare.

      And I also desire that my said Wife will give each of my children (except my sons Robert and Benjamin and my daughter Anne Rogers) when they go from her to live, one riding beast. Item. All the rest and residue of my Estate I lend to my well beloved Wife, Elizabeth, during her Widowhood, and in case she should marry again or at the time of her Death, My Will and desire is that my said Estate, which I have lent my Wife, be equally divided among all my children which shall be then living or their legal representatives, except my daughter Anne Rogers, who is to make an allowance of the value of the feather bed and its furniture and mare which are to be valued when delivered to her, and the value of them to be deducted out of her said part of the lent Estate. Lastly, I constitute and appoint my two sons Robert and Benjamin, Executors to this my Last Will and Testament Hereby Revoking all other Will or Wills heretofore made by me. Witness my hand and Seal this sixteenth day of March Anno Dom MDCCLXVI.

      Signed Sealed Published & declared |
      By the Testator to be the Last Will | William Johnson (SS)
      & Testament. In the Presence of us |

      James Madison Robert During
      John Cave Benj. Cave
      Robert Johnson

      At a Court held for Orange County on Thursday the 22nd day of May 1766. The last Will and Testament of William Johnson Decd was presented into Court by Robert Johnson Junr, one of the Executors therein named and was Proved by the oaths of Robert Johnson Senr, and Benjamin Cave, two of the Witnesses therein & ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of the said Executor who made oath According to Law, certificate is granted him for obtaining Probate thereof in due form he giving Security whereupon have Benjamin Head Benjamin Cave and Robert Johnson Senr entered into and acknowledged their Bond for the same in the sum of one Thousand pounds Current money. Test. Geo. Taylor, C.O.C.
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      Elizabeth Cave was the 5th child of Benjamin Cave and Hannah Bledsoe. She was of a distinquished and influential family who were among the first settlers from England in the Colony of Virginia. Her father was a member of the Episcopal Church, a vertryman of St. Mark's Parish from 1731 to 1740 when St. Thomas Parish was cut offfrom St. Mark's and then transferred his membeship to the parish of St. Thomas. He was a representative of Orange County Virginia in the House of Burgesses in 1756. He acquired under the old English patents for a large land estate. He accumulated considerable personal property wheich, after his death
      in 1762 was satisfactorily divided by his will between his wife and 8 children.