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

William Vincent

Male 1757 - Abt 1818  (~ 60 years)


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  • Name William Vincent 
    Born Jan 1757  William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1818  Maury County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I011270  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2019 

    Father William Vincent,   b. Abt 1707, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1757, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Mother Sarah Dixon,   b. 1714, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1767, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married Between 1731 and 1733  William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F07438  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Hungerford,   b. Abt 1761, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1818, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married Abt 1777  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jane Warren Vincent,   b. 13 Jan 1787, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1828, Maury County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F07437  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      MADDOX, SARAH (Hatch), Charles Co. 29 Apr 1760; 17 Oct, 1761
      To John Maddox, son of Notley Maddox,, of Charles Co.., dec'd, all lands I possess, of which was -the land of my dec'd. husband, John Maddox,, which are called Maddox's Trouble, 236 A.; Hatch, 100 A.; Hatton's Improvement, 30 A,; Bluff Point, 7 A, and Gore, 1-3/4 A.
      The lands afsd. to Townley Maddox, son of afsd. Notley Maddox, dec'd, and Samuel Maddox of St, Mary's County, son of John Maddox, to be divided between Townley and Samuel.
      Also give John Maddox, son of Notley Maddox, dec'd, soma slaves.
      To Sarah Hatch Maddox, dau. of the above mentioned John Maddox, some slaves.
      To Notley Maddox., son of Notley Maddox, dec'd., some slaves.
      To Samuel Maddox, son of John Maddox, some slaves.
      To Jane Warren wife to John Warren, some slaves.
      To Richard Smoot, who served his time with my dec'd. husband, John Maddox, some furniture, cattle and etc.
      To Hatch Dent, some cattle.
      To Lydia Turner, dau. of Edward Turner of St. Mary's Co.,
      To Wm. Vincent, son of William Vincent.. dec'd., one slave now at Sarah Vincent's, mother of the sd. William Vincent.
      To friend John Hanson, Jr., son of Samuel Hanson, dec'd., all remaining pt, of estate,
      Ex: John Hanson., Jr.
      Wit: Han Thompson., Humphrey Warren, Thos. Hawton. 31. 485
      ===
      VINCENT, SARAH, Charles Co. 10 Jan, 1766; 17 Dec, 1767
      To grandson William Vincent, Negro boy Raphael, reserving use of Negro to his father John Vincent during life of John,
      To granddau. Sarah Vincent, Negro girl Frank,
      To granddau. Ellanor Joy, 2 Negroes, Nell and Litty.
      Dau. Sarah Ford.
      Son William Vincent.
      That my son-In-law William Joy take and keep my said son
      William until he is of age to choose a guardian,
      Ex,: son John,
      ===
      Sarah Vinson 97.230 CH 497.17.8 Jan 12 1768 Jun 15 1768
      (also Sarah Vincent)
      Appraisers: Samuel Love, Jr., Benjamin Douglas, Jr.
      Creditors: Warren Dent, Joseph Aderton.
      Next of kin: Marah Martin, Sarah Ford.
      Executor: John Vincent,
      ===
      Sarah Vincent 5.161 D CH 153.1.8 Apr 26 1769
      Sureties: William Penn, Bowles Tyer Balthrop.
      Legatees: Eleanor Joy (granddaughter), Sarah Ford (daughter), William Vincent (son).
      Mentions: father (unnamed) of William Vincent (son).
      Residue to children (unnamed, equally).
      Executor: John Vincent,
      ===
      Charles County Accounts, 1759-1798, p. 384 and 409) (microfilm cr39587]
      additional account of John Vincent executor of Sarah Vincent late of Charles County deceased
      pg 404 provides the final accounts of Sarah who died 1768.
      ===
      1783 Tax assessment CC
      John Vincent, Sr. CH 1st District, General, p. 7. MSA S 1161-4-5 1/4/5/47
      John Vincent, Jr. CH 1st District, General, p. 7. MSA S 1161-4-5 1/4/5/47
      William Vincent, Sr. CH 1st District, General, p. 7. MSA S 1161-4-5 1/4/5/47
      William Vincent, Jr. CH 1st District, General, p. 7. MSA S 1161-4-5 1/4/5/47
      ===
      Wm Vincent, Jr, John Vincent, in Constables Census of Charles Co 1775-1778 Wm & Mary Lower Hundred.
      ===
      From: Dianne Hutchins [mailto:hutchinsclan04@sbcglobal dot net]
      Sent: Saturday, February 04, 2006 2:38 PM
      Subject: Vincent genealogy

      Do you know if William and Sara (Hungerford) Vincent had any sons that moved to Tennessee? My ggggrandfather was Hungerford Vincent who left two sons when he died in Maury County, TN in 1819 under the guardianship of John Jenkins.
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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      Charles County, Probate 1777-1780
      Will of John Wilder Wood. Jun 7, 1777.
      I, John Wilder Wood of CC, now going to leave the parts, being well in body and of sound mind, I do make this my will. Firstly, I want my debts paid.
      To my brother William Wood - 2 suits of clothes, "unwearing"
      apparel, and the rest of my wearing apparel.
      To my goddaughter Elizabeth Smoot, and daughter of John Smoot - 1 young heifer.
      To my cousin Mary Anne Smoot - my chest.
      To my cousin Eleanor Smoot - my desk.
      To my 2 sisters Margaret and Francis Wood - my land is to be sold, and all my estate besides, and the money, to be equally divided between them.
      Executors: my cousin John Brown Wilder and my sister Margaret Wood. Signed Jul 20, 1776 - John Wilder Wood.
      Wit - William Vincent Jr, John Vincent, John Smoot
      On Jun 7, 1777 came all 3 witnesses and made oath that they saw the afd testator sign the afd will and pronounced it to be his will. The nearest relation to the deceased are of the half blood brothers and sisters, as certified by the
      executrix.
      ===
      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 213.
      Zephaniah Turner, April 16, 1790; April 29, 1794
      I, Zephaniah Turner of CC being of sound and disposing mind and memory but infirm of body
      To wife Mary Turner (and executor) the use of every kind of property during her natural life and her one thirds; also to pay all debts. I would recommend that should my land called Barbados that I purchased of Doctor John Parnham should be deemed necessary that she should sell her part of a tract of land called Durham adjoining my said land.
      In case my Executrix above mentioned die before the completion of the tract reposed in her, I nominate and appoint my brother John Beale Turner to succeed her as Executor, and in case of his death, my sons Samuel Beale Turner and Robert Turner to succeed him.
      To children (not named), residue of estate equally
      Executor: Mary Turner
      Signed: April 16, 1790 Zeph Turner
      Wit - William Vincent, William Wood, John Hoskins Stone
      Probated on April 29, 1794 by Mary Turner together with witnesses William Vincent and William Wood, who made oath that they saw the testator sign and seal this will but did not remember if John Hoskins Stone was present as a witness.
      ===
      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 278.
      John Beale Turner, May 5, 1795; June 15, 1795
      I, John Beale Turner of CC being sick and weak but of sound mind memory and understanding
      To sister Mary Turner during her natural life, all the negroes horses, cattle, stock, furniture and property of what kind and nature so ever conveyed to me by my brother Zephaniah Turner deceased on the tenth day of May Seventeen hundred and ninety and after her decease I give the same to her children by the said Zephaniah Turner deceased.
      To my two nieces, Matilda and Elizabeth Turner, the sum of five hundred pounds current money a piece to be paid at age of 20 yrs and out of the interest they be educated and maintained during their minority.
      To my nephew and nieces, John Barnes, Mary Barnes and Catharine Barnes, the sum of one hundred pounds current money at 21yrs or marriage.
      To friend William Vincent, the sum of one hundred pounds current money in special trust to apply the same to and for the use benefit ad support of Mary Lansdown until she arrives at the age of 21yrs, and if she should die, then to nephew William Turner.
      To William Halkerston and Samuel Beale Turner all such sums or sums of money as are due me on any account.
      To Samuel Beale Turner the sum of one hundred pounds current money and one half of my wearing apparel.
      To William Turner and John Beale Turner the residue of my estate; and if one should die before 21yrs, then to the survivor.
      Executors to sell and dispose of my house and lot in the town of Port Tobacco and to distribute the money to William Turner and John Beale Turner.
      Whereas the co-partnership under the firm of Vincent Turner and Company is subject to a dissolution on the death of nay or either of the parties, it is my will and desire that my stock in trade amounting to seven hundred and fifty pounds current money be contained and left in the hands of William Vincent one of my surviving partners
      Executor: John Campbell and William Vincent Junr.
      Signed: May 5, 1795 John B. Turner
      Wit - John Edward Ford, Edward Ford, Thomas Buchanan
      ===
      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 373.
      Susannah Hungerford, March 18, 1796; January 16, 1797
      To sister Jane Hungerford, negroes; Bill, Joe, and Moses and if she should die then the negroes to belong as follows: Moses to sister Sarah Vincent, Joe to my niece Elizabeth Thomas and Bill to my sister Elizabeth Jenkins.
      To niece Jane Vincent, daughter of William Vincent, negroe Sara.
      To brother in law William Vincent, all the remaining part of my property after debts.
      Executor: brother in law William Vincent
      Signed: March 18, 1796 Susanna Hungerford
      Wit: Burford Cottrell, Matthew Nettle

      ===
      Charles County Maryland Will Book AL-12, 1801-1808, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Pages 446-457. {Full Abstract}
      Nathaniel Freeman, Will, July 24, 1806; August 20, 1807
      In the name of God, Amen. I Nathaniel Freeman of Charles County and the state of Maryland being in as good health of body as I am expect at this my advanced age of perfect mind and memory and of disposing judgment considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the times thereof do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former Wills and Testaments at any time heretofore made by me, and so I make it in manner and form following, that is to say.
      I give and devise to my friends William Vincent, James Elgin Marshall, Luke Francis Mathews, Joseph Shirbine {Sheirburne}, William Shirbine {Sheirburne}, Obadiah Scroggan, Godshall Douglass and Francis Sewall my trustees or to such of them as shall accept of and undertake the trust hereafter mentioned and declare and to their heirs in fee simple as joint tenants and not as tennants in common all my lands and tennements, goods and chattels, rights and credits and all my estate real and personal and mixed of what nature or kind soever it may be upon trust and confidence nevertheless as my trustees for the uses interests and purposes in this my last will and testament hereafter meant mentioned and declared and for no other use, intent or purpose whatsoever that is to say.
      First it is my will and desire that my said trustees or the major part who may accept and service permit my son James Freeman for and during his nature life and Eleanor Freeman his wife if she should survive him for and during her widowhood and until her second marriage or death which ever first happens, to have the use occupation and enjoyment of all my lands and real estate for an habitation and support for themselves and family. Buy the said real estate is not in any manner to be affected be liable for or subjected to any debt or debts that my son James Freeman or my said daughter-in-law Eleanor Freeman have contracted or may contract without the approbation of my said trustees, or the majority of the survivors.
      Secondly. I will and desire at the death of my said son James and at the death or marriage of my said daughter {in law} Eleanor Freeman, If she survives the said James, all my lands and real estate shall be for the use and behoof of my grandson, John Douglass Freeman son of aforesaid James and Eleanor until he arrives at the age of twenty one years if he shall so long live and if the said John Douglass Freeman should die under the aforesaid leaving no law full issues and the said estates in the real estate aforesaid of the said James and Eleanor being said as before mentioned, then and in that case, it is my will and desire and hereby direct that my trustees aforesaid or the majority of them or the majority of the survivors of them, Shall sell at public or private sale as they think best and convey in fee simple all my said real estate and I here by empower them so to do and the money arrived from the said sale shall be equally divided between all my present and future grand children and if any of them be dead leaving lawful issues such issues shall have the proportions or share of the parent, as if he or she were alive, but in case the said John Douglass Freeman shall attain the age of twenty one years and the estate of his father and mother in said lands are ended as mentioned before then and in that case the real estate aforesaid shall be the property and estate of the said John Douglass Freeman and his heirs in fee simple, and if he dies before he attains the age of twenty one years the estate in the said land of James and Eleanor being ended leaving lawful issues then and in that case such issues shall take in the land aforesaid and estate to them and their heirs in fee simple, and if more than one child as tenants in common and not joint tenants
      Thirdly, it is am will and desire that my trustees aforesaid or the majority of them or the majority of the survivors permit my son James for the support of him and family for and during his natural life to have the labors, use and profit of the following negro slaves, to wit, Guy, Rachell, Bill, Beth, Milly, Spencer and Roswell, but said negroes nor their increase, nor profit arising shall not be liable to or affected by nor answerable for any debts that the said James has contracted or may contract without the approbation of my said trustees or the majority of them, or the majority of the survivors and it is my will and intention that the said James shall not have any greater right or advantage in or by the increase or children, which the said negroes may have than, that which he has to these particularly mentioned, but at the death of the said James all the before mentioned negroes and their increases shall be equally divided among all the children of his present or any future marriages he may contract, and if any of the said children should be dead leaving lawfull issues, such issues shall receive the share of the parents as if such parent was in life.
      Fourthly, I will and direct that my trustees aforesaid or the majority of them or the majority of the survivors permit my said daughter-in-law Eleanor Freeman for and during her natural life to have the labor use and profit of the following negro slaves, to wit, Linda, oldest Sam, Jane, and her young child John George, Sarah and young Tom, and I hereby empower the said Eleanor to dispose of said negroes and increase by deed of gift or by will during her present co venture and I will and direct that my said trustees do confirm the same by conveyances from themselves for said negroes and increases and if my said daughter-in-law Eleanor Freeman shall survive her present husband, then and in that case I will and direct that my said trustees or the majority of them or the majority of their survivors shall immediately at her request or without her request convey and make over to her the said Eleanor Freeman her heirs and issues all the above named negroes and their increases in the most ample and full manner, that she may have full power and right to dispose of same as she pleases and shall think fit.
      Fifthly, It is my will and desire that that my grand daughter Mary Freeman receive as her right and property one mulatto boy named Kendly, one negro boy Charles a son of Cate and Elizabeth, formerly made over to her by deed of gift, and one good feather bed and furniture from my estate when she arrives at the age of sixteen years or day of her marriage, which ever may first happen.
      Sixthly, It is my will and desire that my granddaughter Eleanor Francis Freeman receive from my estate as her right and property the following negro slaves to wit, Lucy and her increases, Luck and her increases Baptist and Sam younger, one good feather bed and furniture when she shall arrive at the age of sixteen years or the day of her marriage which ever shall first happen.
      Seventhly, It is my will and desire that my grandson John Douglass Freeman shall receive from my estate as his right and property the following negro slaves, to wit, Chlor and her increases, Harry and Phill, one good feather bed and furniture when he arrives at the age of twenty one years or day of his marriage which ever may first happen.
      Eighthly, It is my will and desire that my trustees aforesaid or the majority of them or the majority of the survivors shall permit Obadiah Scroggan to have the use and service, one negro boy called Luke to wait on him, or to hire out for his support for and during the natural life of the said Obadiah, but the said negro boy is not to be affected by or subject to any debt which Obadiah hath contracted or may contract without the approbation of my said trustees or the majority of them or the majority of the survivors, And if said Obadiah shall attempts to sell the said negro to make him liable to his debts then this bequest and all the benefit thereby intended shall be void and of no effect and my trustees aforesaid or the majority of them or the Marjory of the survivors shall take the said negro boy Luke into their possession and upon the taking aforesaid or the death of Obadiah the said negro boy is to be sold by my said trustees or the majority of them and the money arising thereby is to be equally divided among all my present or future grand children and if any of them shall be dead, leaving lawfull issues such issues shall have the share that the parents if in life would been entitled to.
      Ninthly, It is my will and desire that my trustees aforesaid or the majority of them or the majority of the survivors confirm by bill of sale or otherwise a gift which I made to my granddaughter Anne Douglass Marshall on her day of marriage of one mulatto girl called Amey and her future increases and which said girl I delivered to my said grand daughter.
      Tenthly, I will and direct that out of my other negro slaves not mentioned and bequeathed in the former part of this my will shall be paid all my just debts and I hereby will and direct my trustees or the majority of them or the majority of the survivors to make sale of so many of said negro slaves as will be sufficient to pay all my just debts and I hereby empower them to do so either at public or private sale as they shall think best and in making such sale as aforesaid, I will and direct that no child under four years of age shall be sold, separate or a part from it mother and the remainder of my negroes hereby so wit. A part for the payment of my debts after said debts are paid, shall by permission of my Said trustees or the majority or the majority of the survivors be kept and worked for the benefit of my son James and his wife Eleanor and their family until my grand daughter Mary Freeman shall arrive at the age of sixteen years when the said negroes and all their increases shall be equally divided among all my grand children who may then diest and the child or children of a grand child shall have the par ants share as if the said parent was in life, but if it should happen that the labor of the above mentioned slaves with the provisions hereby made for the support of my son James , his wife Eleanor and their family should prove insufficient to maintain and support them decently and property as a majority of my said trustees or a majority of the survivors shall think they ought to be then and in such case my will and desire is that a majority of my said trustees or a majority of the survivors shall from time to time sell as many of the said slaves or their increases as may be sufficient for the purpose aforesaid.
      Eleventh, I will and direct that out of the other part of my personal estate as horses, hoggs, cows and other things, Thomas Brown son of Francis Brown shall receive if he arrives at the age of twenty one years, Horse, saddle and Bridle the whole to be worth forty dollars for and in consideration and as an acknowledgement favors which I think I received from a certain Thomas Stonestreet his reputed father in his life time.
      Twelfthly, I leave and bequeath to my son James and his wife Eleanor each one good father bed and furniture.
      Thirteenthly, I will and direct that Richard Land Douglass son of Benjamin Douglass receive from my estate my young bay horse 'dabster' three years old my saddle and bridle, one cow and calf or yearling, one good bed and furniture, in lieu of a small balance due by me from the sale of his father personal property.
      Fourteenthly, It is my will desire that all my property of what kind so ever in which I mean is to include, my house furniture and stock of cattle, horses, hoggs, sheep and poultry not herein before particularly appropriated and bequeathed be and remain for the use and support of my son James and Eleanor his wife during their lives. But if the said James and Eleanor or either of them should during their covertures or unmarried state desire and request a division of said property then and in that case, I will and direct my said trustees so divide said above mentioned property into two equal parts for which James and Eleanor may draw lotts, and the lott which James may draw that he enjoy the same use and benefits of it as I direct, he is to have the negroes mentioned in the third clause of his my will and no more, and I will and direct that to and over the lott Eleanor shall draw she shall have the same power and rights as I have directed to be given her to certain negroes mentioned in the fourth clause of this my will, and at the death of my said son James, I will and direct that the lott of my personal property aforesaid which he shall draw with the increase or remainder of it shall be equally divided among my grand children and the child or children of any of my grand children who may be dead shall receive the part the parent would have received if he or she had been in life.
      Fifteenthly, It is my will and desire that my said Executers apply all the money which may be due to me, and in time collected and all the crop of tobacco and wheat that may be in the house at my draft toward the payment of my debts except such part thereof as my trustee aforesaid as aforesaid may deem necessary for the support and maintenance of my son James and his family and that they will permit such a part as they shall judge necessary to be made use of for that purpose.
      Sixteenthly, It is my will and desire that if John Douglas Freeman, Eleanor Frances Freeman, Mary Freeman or either of them should die without leaving child or children before the times or ages when they are severally to receive their estates the said property and increase thereof is to be equally divided among all my grand children as is directed
      In the case of the negroes mentioned for the use of James Freeman in the third article of this my will and in the meantime to be used and kept by him as therein mentioned.
      Seventeenthly, I hereby give full and complete power and authority to my trustees or such part of them who may accept of said trust and to the majority of them and to the majority of the survivors of them, to carry into full and complete effect this my last will and testament and in doing this they shall be considered the legal proprietors of my estate for the purpose of making all such Deeds, writings, bills of sale, acquaintances, deliveries, resumptions, conveyances and grants according to the purpose true intention and meaning of this will as I could do myself and as if all such deeds, writing, bill of sales, acquaintances, deliveries resumptions, convinces and grants had been particularly mentioned set down and declared and in particular I direct my said trustees shall execute Bills of Sales to the purchasers of the negroes that may be sold by my executors for the payment of my debts and funeral expenses as directed by me in the tenth clause of this my will.
      Eighteenthly, It is my will and desire that all my negroes be appraised and all my other personal property and after appraisement or inventory is returned to the orphans.
      Court for record, neither my executors nor trustees shall be called upon for a settlement of any kind by said court until they have fully completed their trust agreeable to this my will unless a lawfull and well grounded complaint for malconduct be preferred against them which I never expect will the case well knowing and having confidence that my trustees and executors will do every thing for the benefit and advantage of my representatives they shall not therefore be amendable or liable to be called on by them my said representatives to account for their intromissions in my said estate, or for any other purpose except for the payment and delivery of the several legacies by me, here given when the same may become due and payable
      Lastly I constitute and appoint my friends James Elgin Marshall and William Vincent Executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have subscribed the last seven former pages and this page I also subscribe and to it affix my seal this twenty fourth day of July in the year of our lord Christ one thousand eight hundred and six.
      Signed, Sealed, and published and
      Declared By Nathaniel Freeman Nathaniel Freeman
      Seal
      the above and before named
      testator as and for his last
      will and testament in the
      presence of us at his request
      and in his presence and in
      The presence of each other do subscribe
      Our names as witnesses thereto.
      Rob. Fergusson
      Benjamin Freeman
      Oliver Haislep

      On the back of the aforegoing will it is thus written
      Charles County Sct August 20th 1807. Then came James Elgin Marshall and William Vincent the appointed Executors to the aforegoing last will and testament of Nathaniel Freeman late of Charles County deceased and made oath on the Holy Evangel of almighty God that the aforegoing Instrument of writing is the true and whole last will and testament of said deceased that hath come to their hands or procession and they do not know of any other.
      Test. Humphrey Barnes Regr of Wills
      Charles County sct. August 20 1807. Then Robert Fergusson Benjamin Freeman and Oliver Haislope The three subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last will & testament of Nathaniel Freeman late of Charles County deceased and made oath on the Holy Evangel of almighty God that they did see the testator the reiu named sign and seal this will and that they heard him publish pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and testament that the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehend: signs, sounds and disposing mind, memory and understanding and that they respectively subscribed their names to this will in the presents and the request of the testator and in present of each other.
      Test. Humphrey Barnes Regr of Wills
      31-/8 side
      ===
      Charles County Land Records 1796-1799; Liber IB-2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 413. Marriage Contract: at the request of Levy Butler, the following Marriage Contract and Schedule was recorded August 13th 1798.
      This Indenture of three parts made July 27, 1798 between Levy Butler of the first part, William Vincent of the second part and Margaret Merrick of the third part. Witnesseth in consideration of a marriage intended shortly between Levy Butler and Margaret Merrick and of the sum of 5 shillings current money paid by William Vincent is hereby acknowledged and for securing Margaret Merrick all her property whatsoever according to the agreement and contract between her and her intended husband, we the said Levy Butler and Margaret Merrick have sold all the said Margaret Merrick's right to certain lands which were formerly the property of Thomas D. Merrick deceased and also the negroes, horses, stock, household stuff, implement and furniture contained in a schedule hereto annexed now in the occupation of Margaret Merrick to William Vincent for the use and behoof of Margaret Merrick and no other use. And the said Levy Butler doth agree that the property made over to William Vincent remain for the use of her. And that nothing herein contained shall in any manner effect her right of dower in the real and personal estate of Levy Butler. Signed Levy Butler, William Vincent, Margaret Merrick in the presence of William H. McPherson, Joseph Marbury. (schedule follows)

      === Research Notes from Grant Pinnix

      Maury County, Tennessee
      Wills and Settlements Book A Vol. 1
      1807 - 1824

      Compiled by Jill K. Garrett and Marise P. Lightfoot March 1964
      Transcribed by Jan Grant

      p. 494 Inventory of estate of Hungerford Vincent, 24 Oct. 1818, James T. Sandford, administrator.

      p. 479 Sales of negroes of Hungerford Vincent, deceased, 27 Nov. 1819. Buyers: John Jenkins, James T. Sandford, John Barnes, Phil Jenkins; by James T. Sandford, administrator.

      p. 14 Thomas W. Vincent, a minor, in account with his guardian, John Jenkins, January, February, April, October, December 1821, January, - December, 1822. Among items: "schooling said Vincent."

      p. 14 James T. Sandford and James Black, Justices of the Peace of county, make settlement with John Jenkins, guardian of Thomas W. Vincent, a minor. 27 Jan. 1823.

      p. 25 27 Jan. 1823. Settlement with John Jenkins, guardian of William B. Vincent, a minor. "boarding at Esquire Herndon's."