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

John Withers

Male 1714 - 1794  (80 years)


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  • Name John Withers  [1
    Born 29 Jan 1713/14  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Oct 1794  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I027207  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    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 F13309  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Allen,   b. 1717, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1801, Harrison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married Abt 1735  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Withers,   b. 29 Aug 1736, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Withers,   b. 15 Dec 1738, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1818, Jessamine Co, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Elizabeth Withers,   b. 28 Feb 1741/42, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1798, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     4. Margaret Withers,   b. 3 Feb 1742/43, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Mary Withers,   b. 23 Jan 1744/45, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. William Withers,   b. 21 Mar 1746/47, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Thomas Withers,   b. 15 Jan 1749/50, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Ursula Withers,   b. 24 Dec 1750, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. George Withers,   b. 2 Feb 1753, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Hannah Withers,   b. 8 Sep 1754, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1809, Barren County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     11. Anne "Nancy" Withers,   b. 9 Nov 1756, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Sarah Withers,   b. 22 Apr 1759, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Benjamin Withers,   b. 8 Oct 1762, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1830, Harrison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F15512  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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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
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      Stafford County. Virginia Deed book P; page 80
      pp16-Know all men ANDREW EDWARDS, JOHN WITHERS, JOHN MURDOCK, CAIN WITHERS, DANIEL CHAMBERS are bound unto JOHN MERCER gent. first Justice in the Commission of the Peace for County of Sufford In and to Sole behalf of the Justices in Sum of 1000 pounds to be made 11th Marcb 1755.
      The conditioin of this obligation is such that if ANDREW EDWARDS truly pay unto MASON FRENCH orphan of HUGH FRENCH deced all such Estate hereafter to be due as soon as he shall attain to lawful age or when thereto required by the Justices as also keep harmless the above name... rest of Justices all damae that may arrive said estate....to be void or rmain...

      the court
      Andrew Edwards
      John Fitzhuch
      John Murdock
      Cain Withers
      Danl Chambers

      At Court held for Stafford County 12 March 1744 (all signers) in open court acknowledged this their bond admitted to record.
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      Stafford Co VA Will Book 1729-1748; {Antient Press}: Pg 26-27
      In name of God Amen this 21 Day of July in the Year .. 1723 I MATHEW KEEN of County of Stafford being Sick .. but of perfect .. Memory ..make this my last Will and Testament .. as to Worldly Goods .. I give in form following vizt.
      Imprimis I give unto my Dear and Loving Wife BRIDGETT all my land that I now live upon during her natural Life ..
      Item I give unto my said Wife Bridgett one Negro Boy named Mott ..
      Item I give unto my Daughter ELIZABETH WITHERS the Lands whereon she now lives and so to the true hounds I sett and marked unto her husband JAMES WITHERS which true bounds I desire he may not exceed dureing the life of my Dear wife and I further desire that my said Daughter may have the lands within the said bounds with out any Disturbance whatsoever dureing my Wifes life ..
      Item I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Withers after the decease of my Loving wife Bridgett ail my whole Estate of land as well the Tract of Lands whereon I now live as any other land that may or ought to come to me to my said Daughter Elizabeth and the heirs of her body ..
      Item I give unto my said Daughter Elizabeth Withers Twenty shillings to buy her a Ring to wear in remombrance of me.
      Item 1 give unto my Son in Law JAMES WITHERS one five year old Steer.
      Item I give unto my Grand Daughter ELIZABETH FIELDS one feather bed and the furniture thereunto belonging, that bed that is now in the Trundle bedstead.
      I also give unto my said Grand Daughter the Pewter that is now lay'd aside for her and which is properly her own to her and her heirs for ever.
      Item I give unto my Grandson JOHN WITHERS after the decease of my Loving Wife my Buckaneer Gun.
      Item I give unto ELIZABETH EMMETT one heifer of the age of three years at the expiration of her Time to her and heirs ..
      item I give unto my Dear and Loving Wife BRIDGETT the remainder of my Estate of what Quality Specie or Quantity Soever it be within or without as well real as Personall .. and I do hereby make my Dear and Loving Wife Bridgett and none other my whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will .
      Presence of James Sewers, John Edge, Mathew Keen
      Memrndm. That on 25th day of Febey. 1730:1 I read the within written will to Mathew Keen and he acknowledged it to be his Last Will allowing the following Clause.
      Jos. Treen
      Whereas the Land the within named Mathew Keen now lives upon is bequeathed to his Daughter Eliz: Withers after his Wife's Decease this Day being the 25 of Feb: 1730/1 the sd Mathew Keen in presence of several witnesses hath gave the sd land wch he now lives on to JNO. WITHERS Eldest Son of the sd Eliz: Withers after the Decease of his Loving Wife Bridget Keen
      At a Court held for Stafford County the Fourteenth Dav of April 1731 The Last Will and Testament of MATHEW KEEN was presented in Court by BRIDGETT KEEN his Executrix therein named who made oath thereto according to Law and being Proved by the oaths of JOHN EDGE and JOSEPH TREEN Two of the Witnesses thereto it in admitted to Record and on the motion of the said Executrix and her Performing what is usual in such cases Certificate is granted her for obtaining a Probate thereof in Due form She Giving sufficient Security.

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

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