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

James Withers

Male 1717 - 1784  (66 years)


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  • Name James Withers  [1
    Born 11 Feb 1716/17  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jan 1784  Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I025200  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 

    Father James Withers,   b. 6 Jun 1681, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1746, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Keene,   b. Abt 1690, North Farnham Parish, Richmond, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1749, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 1706  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13342  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jemima Garner,   b. Abt 1750,   d. Bef 1832, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F15559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Catherine Barbee,   b. 1 Nov 1720, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1776, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 1743  Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Withers,   b. 28 Sep 1742, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1826, Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. James Withers,   b. 1743, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1808, Delraine, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. John M. Withers,   b. 1744, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1827, Standford, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Anne Withers,   b. 1747, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Bridgett Withers,   b. 1754, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1784, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     6. William Withers,   b. 1757, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1788, Standford, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F15560  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • James Hughes 2005-08-29 21:36:27
      Fredericksburg Court Record Search

      Court Record Data
      Context Extract
      Death abated Apr. 1804 by the death of John Markham
      Defendant Benjamin Withers
      Deponent / Affiant John Withers
      Locality Stafford Co.
      Marriage Benjamin Withers -mr- FNU Markham, daughter of John Markham
      Plaintiff John Markham
      Slave Sucky; Betty; Patience; James - property of John Markham
      Administrative Information
      Record title Markham vs Withers
      Year recorded 1804
      Collection CR-DC-L
      Record ID 566-48
      End Notes
      Preserved by Virginia Circuit Court Records Preservation Program
      Processed by Margaret Anne Crickman
      Extracted by Barry L. McGhee
      Extracted on 10/21/2002

      James Hughes 2005-08-29 21:34:51
      Fredericksburg Court Record Search

      Court Record Data
      Context Extract
      Bridge a bridge across the north branch of the Rappahannock River was built by William Richards in order to improve access to timber & his saw mills
      Death Simon Miller died in Nov. 1799
      Deed of Gift Simon Miller Sr. & Isabel Miller, his wife to James Hord - Culpeper Co. - 1767
      Defendant William Richards (exor.); Simon Miller (decd.)
      Deponent / Affiant Aaron Bledsoe; John Markham (69); William Markham; Nelly Strother; Elender Strother (aka Eleander Strother) (60); Bennet Nooe; Winnefred Branham; Rawleigh Palmer; Lewis Richards; Kellis Hord; Margaret Watts (aka Peegey Watts); Thomas Fallis (45); John Strode (70); Lewis Markham (40); Enoch Mason; Traverse Daniel; Alexander Morson; Robert Hening; Robert Crutcher; James Withers; Edward Withers; James Hume (64)
      Family Edward Withers was the brother of the Mr. Withers who married a daughter of James Hord
      Family Simon Miller Jr. & Benjamin Miller, sons of Simon Miller Sr.
      Family Mary Benson, granddaughter of Simon Miller Sr.
      Family Nelley Miller, John Miller & Barbary Miller, children of Benjamin Miller
      Family Simon Miller Sr., grandfather of Lewis Markham
      Family Isabella Miller, wife of Simon Miller Sr.
      Family one of the sons of James Withers married a daughter of James Hord
      Locality Culpeper Co.; Stafford Co.; KY (Bourbon Co.); King George Co.; Orange Co.
      Marriage Thomas Strother -mr- Nelly Miller, daughter of Simon Miller Sr.
      Marriage William Richards -mr- Lydia Miller (aka Eliza Miller), youngest daughter of Simon Miller Sr. by his second wife
      Marriage John Markham -mr- Alice Miller, daughter of Simon Miller Sr.
      Marriage FNU Withers -mr- FNU Hord, daughter of James Hord
      Marriage James Hord -mr- Mary Miller (aka Molly Miller), daughter of Simon Miller Sr., about 1755
      Mill William Richards erected girst mills & saw mills on land given him by Simon Miller Sr.
      Plaintiff James Hord (decd.); James Hord (exor.); Thomas Brooks (exor.)
      Slave Berry; Daphne; Field; Austin; Vicey & child Robin; Thornton; George - property of William Richards
      Slave Sylla; Mingo; Daphney; Willis; James; Jesse; Padro; Andrew; Isaac; Spencer; Harry; Toney; Austin; Fielding; Moses; old Jack; Hannah & child Abner; Charlotte & children Maria, Caty, Thornton, Eliza & Henarater; Lucy; Cloe; Charity & child Berry; Clara (aka Clary) & children Vina (aka Vinie), Henry, Corbin, Delphia & Phillip; Dolly & child Hamlet; John; Henry; Hannah & children Juliet, Abner, Polley, Daniel, Dolly; Dolly & children Paris, Hamblet & Walden; Dafney & child Jubiler; Lucy & children Johnathan, George, Daniel; Vicea & child Robbin; Barbery; Charity & her child Berry; Tom; Guy; Jupiter; Silvey - property of Simon Miller Sr.
      Tenant tenants on land bought by Simon Miller from Thomas Strother - Mr. Brown; Mr. Watson; Mr. Colbirds; Mr. Thomas Brooks
      Tract Mr. Miller moved from Culpeper Co. to Stawthars in Stafford Co. about 1796
      Tract William Richards moved onto about 800 acres of land of Simon Miller Sr. in Culpeper Co. near the point of the fork of the Rappahannock River
      Will Simon Miller Sr. - no recording info - 1783
      Administrative Information
      Record title Brooke & Hord's exors vs Richards exr.
      Year recorded 1813
      Collection CR-SC-H
      Record ID 142-16
      End Notes
      Preserved by City of Fredericksburg
      Processed by Margaret Anne Crickman
      Extracted by Barry L. McGhee
      Extracted on 9/5/2002

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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK M; 1729-1748; THE ANTIENT PRESS pp. 468-472 In Name of God Amen I JAMES WITHERS of Stafford County Planter being sick of body but of sound Sence .. have thought fitt to make this my Last will and Testament .. I give my Soul into hands of almighty God .. My body I desire may he decently buried .. after all my Lawfull debts are honestly paid .. what temporal estate I desire may he disposed of as followeth. Imprimis
      I give to my Son JAMES WITHERS and his heirs for ever a dividend or part of that Land I bought of RICE HOOE lying in Prince William County containing 400 acres and bounded .. beginning at the beginning tree of the said Patent and running E.S.E. to theWest line of the said Patent & from thence along the line of the said Patent to the first heginninr, .. as also a negro Robin now in his possession, a Negro man called Breechy and a feather bed and furniture.
      Item I give to my Son in Law HENRY MAUZY and his Wife ANN and their heirs for ever another part of the land bought of Rice Hooe containing 200 acres to begin where the second course of the said James's ends to run up the main line of the Patent as far as a Line across the same may include the quantity as also a negro man named George, a feather bed and furniture, and four cows & ea]ves and the half the hoggs that he raises where he now lives.
      Item I give to my son in Law JOS. HUDNALL and his heirs for ever 200 acres of land whereon he now lives lying in the upper part of that land which I bought of Rice Hooe hounded on the North side by the line which divides JOHN HOOE'S land and mine & on the South side by a Parralel Line quite across the said Patent and a negro boy named Frank in his possession.
      Item I give to my Son THOMAS WITHERS and his heirs a Dividend or part of my land on licking run in Prince Wm. County to be laid off according to the survey made thereof by JOHN ALLEN and at the same time marked from Raccoon branch to the Back line of the main Patent also the following Negroes Sam, Dearborn, Flory & her last child Will, and all their increase.
      Item I give to my son KEENE WITHERS and his heirs a Dividend or part of my land in Licking Run in the South West part of the said Patent and bounded as follows. Beginning at the beginning white oake of the said Patent and running north along the line of his Brother Thomas thence north till it intersects the out lines of the main Patent thence along the lines of the said Patent Reversing then to the first beginning .. including the old manner Plantation as also the following Negroes, Ned, Fannine, Nan, Phillis, Easter and their Increase and a set of Blacksmith's Tools & a feather bed and furniture and it's my will that my Son JOHN take into his care my said son Keene and his Estate till he arrives to the age of 21 years.
      Item I give to my Son WILLIAM WITHERS and his heirs the remaining part of my Licking run land not yet bequeathed with this proviso that if HENRY MAUZY is obliged to remove from where he now lives he shall have the Liberty of living upon the Mill Plantation in the said land till he has time to clear a Plantation on the land already bequeathed to him, as also the following Negroes Peter, James, Sarah, Mow and Jack & their Increase and a feather bed and furniture.
      Item I give to my son JOHN WITHERS and heirs .. 250 acres of land whereon he now lives bought of HENRY FIELD as also 2O0 acres of land bought of WILLIAM WAUGH lying on the South side of Rocky run and 50 acres which I bought of SNODAL HORTON as also the following Negroes to wit: Mott and Harry and a Negro boy named Cesar.
      Item I give to my Son in Law WILLIAM ALLEN & BRIDGETT his Wife and their heirs a tract containing 365 acres lying on the north side of Potomack run bought of BRYANT YOUNG.
      Item I give to my Loving Wife ELIZABETH during the time of her natural life only all the household goods and furniture which she brought from her father of what kind soever & cattle with the Mill on Potomack run as also the tract of Land on which I now live likewise the following Negroes Tom, Dick, Pegg, Dinah, Roger, Bess, Jugg, Hanah, Winny, Press and Daniel and after her decease the said Negroes and their future Increase to be equally divided between my five Sons or such of them as shall be then Living.
      Item I give to my said Son James a Negro woman Jenny and her child in full satisfaction of his part of the Negroes which are to be divided at his Mothers death.
      Item I give to my loving Wife Elizabeth a Negro man named Ben during her natural life and after her decease to be equally divided between my four sons John, Thomas, William & Keene.
      Item I give to my said son Keene a negro girl named Sue to him and heirs.
      Item I give to my Daughter URSILLA the wife of JOHN ALLEN the two following Negroes Lydia and Nan now in their possession.
      Item I give to my Daughter ELIZABETH the wife of ABRAHAM FIELD 20 shillings to buy her a ring.
      Item I give to my Daughter MARTHA the Wife of JAMES McDANIEL 20 shillings to buy her a ring. Item all the rest of my Estate moveable & immoveable I give to be equally divided among my five sons immediately after my decease.
      Item whereas there is an action depending in the General Court between EDWARD HERNDON & me about a Negro my intention is that if I am cast in the said Suite my wife shall pay the money debt and I desire that my said five sons shall equally pay the Tobacco that shall be due for the costs and charges attending it and that if any of them shall fail to pay the equal part thereof they shall forfeit their Legacies already Bequeathed them to the others willing to perform it.
      Item the remaining part of the land bought of RICE HOOE not yet bequeathed I give to my Sons William and Keene to be equally divided between them.
      Item I give to each of my five sons 20 pounds Court money & the remainder part of my cash I give to my Wife to pay of my cash debts the money to Herndon if he recovers agst. me.
      Item I give to my said wife during her natural life 100 acres of land lying on the South side of Potomack run bought of JOSEPH WAUGH where my Quarter now stands and after her decease to my said son John and his heirs for ever,
      Item I do appoint my Loving wife Elizabeth and my Sons John, Thomas, & William Executors of this my Last Will
      Testament. In Witness set my hand the 1st day of. June 1746.
      Fresence Andr. Rosse, James Withers
      Charles + Hinson, Joyce + Hinson
      Jas. ONeal, H. Tyler
      At Court held for Stafford County July 8, 1746 Will presented .. made oath .. being proved .. admitted to record .. Gertificate granted for obtaining Probate ..

  • Sources 
    1. [S805353] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. V, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.