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

Osborn Sprigg Belt

Male 1755 - 1816  (60 years)


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  • Name Osborn Sprigg Belt 
    Born 1 Mar 1755  Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1816  Scott County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I036803  Tree1
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2020 

    Father Jeremiah Belt,   b. 4 Mar 1723/24, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1785, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Mary Sprigg,   b. 15 Dec 1723, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1785, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 63 years) 
    Married 21 Jun 1746  Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10372  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Drusilla Belt,   b. 1762, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Children 
     1. Isabella Belt,   b. 1788, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1824, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F21347  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rachel Brashears,   b. Abt 1759, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1785, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years) 
    Married Abt 1775  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Osborn Belt,   b. 1783, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F07051  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1790-1796;
      Folio 325 THOMAS CROSS 03/02/1787 03/23/1793
      "being in Good health
      Bequeaths to:.
      1. Benjamin Cross --son
      -to have the sum of 40 pounds current money out of the proceeds from the sale of testator's real estate
      2. Nacey Cross --grandson
      Joseph Cross --grandson {sons of son William Cross, deceased
      -to have 124 pounds current money from the proceeds of the sale of the real estate as a discharge of their father's estate which testator is bound for
      3, Jeremiah Cross --son
      -to have Negro man "Boson" Negro woman "Cate"
      4, Benjamin Cross --son
      -to have Negro man "Walt" and Negro woman "Rachel"
      5. Joseph Cross --son
      -to have Negro lad "Watt" ad Negro girl "Lila:
      -to have testator's stock of hogs, plantation utensils and all household furniture except for 1 feather bed and fun,
      -to have the whole crop of wheat, corn, and tobacco that may be in the house or growing and 1 gray mare named "Taney"
      -named executor of the will
      6. Elizabeth Belt --daughter
      -to have Negro boy "Jacob" and Negro girl "Else"
      7. Mary Turnbull --daughter
      -to have Negro boy "Ailen" and Negro woman "Old Jenny"
      8. Elinor Simmons --daughter
      -to have Negro girl "Flora" Negro girl "Cassey"
      9. Sarah Brashears --daughter
      -to have Negro girl "Jenny" Negro girl "Mille"
      -remainder of the estate to be divided among all of testator's sons and daughters
      10. Ester Belt --granddaughter (daughter of Osborn Belt) -to have 1 feather bed and furn., and 10 pounds cash
      Witnesses: Baruch Duckett, Richard Duckett, Jr., Benjamin (mark)
      Then came: Richard Duckett and Baruch Duckett
      Note: the testator signed the will with his JP mark
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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1; 1803-1808;
      Folio 639 ISABELLA WOOD 07/05/1805 04/15/1807
      "being of Sound mind ..."
      Bequeaths to:
      I. Osborn Belt, Jr. --nephew
      -whereas testatrix became entitled to one moiety of her late husband Elijah Wood's estate and whereas he died intestate and without children, whereby testatrix became entitled to the moiety which has not yet been divided or distributed among his legal representatives, therefore testatrix leaves to nephew her moiety of the estate
      -named executor of the will
      2. Dolly Belt --sister (wife of Osborn Belt, Sr.)
      -to have S130.00
      3. Isabella Belt --niece (daughter of sister Dolly)
      -to have $150.00
      Witnesses; William Williams
      Jacob Riddle (mark) Archibald Van Horn James --eck
      Then eame: Jacob Riddle and James --eck
      Note: the testatrix signed the will with her mark
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      Joseph Belt, 3rd 75.215 PG 107.5.0 Nov 12 1761 Nov 28 1761
      Appraisers: John Willson, Walter Williams.
      Creditors: John Ducket, Jr., John Duvall.
      Next of kin: Ozborn Belt, Marsham Belt.
      Executrix: Mrs. Elisabeth Belt
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1780-1784; Liber FF 1 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 222. At the request of Nathan Soper the following Land Commission was enrolled July 21, 1782
      Memorandum that on the special petition of Nathan Soper of PGCo preferred to the justices of the county on November 26, 1779 for a land commission was issued on November 27, 1779; to Messrs Jeremiah Magruder, James Beck, John Macgill and John Duvall of PGCo Gentleman, whereas Nathan Soper is seized of tracts called "Jones Loss" and "Reileys Neglect" [patented as "Rylys Neglect"] and preferred his petition in writing to our county court held at Upper Marlborough Town for a commission to examine evidence to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the said tracts of land. Therefore, we command you any three or two of you to examine all witnesses or persons concerned touching their knowledge of the bounds of the said tracts. Witness Joshua Beall, Gentleman, November 1779, issued November 27, 1779, John Read Magruder, clerk
      By virtue of a commission to examine evidences to prove the bounds of "Jones Loss" and "Reileys Neglect" ["Rylys Neglect"] we met October 9, 1781 agreeable to advertisement and adjourned to meet November 1st and proceeded to a large dead chestnut tree standing in an old field about 200 yards to the west of the Horse Pen Branch
      Samuel Sherriff aged 51 years saith about 13 years ago Samuel Evans, deceased shewed him the chestnut tree and told him it was the beginning bounded tree of "Ryles Neglect" and the west corner of "Evans Range"
      Samuel Scott aged 50 years saith about 30 years ago Richard Jones, deceased shewed him the shewed him the chestnut tree and told him it was the beginning bounded tree of "Ryles Neglect" [patented as "Rylys Neglect"] and he the deponent was chain carrier when Richards Jones run the land and they begun at the chestnut tree. We proceed to a large stump standing at the head of draught of the Horse Pen Branch
      Samuel Scott aged 50 years said about 30 years ago Richard Jones shewed him a white oak tree where the stump now stands and told him it was a line tree in the north course of "Ryles Neglect" and he carried the chain when they begun run out the land from the stump. We adjourned to December 4th and proceeded to an old stump standing on the north east from Mordecai Jacobs Negro quarter
      James Mullikin aged 39 years saith about 18 months ago he was on a commission on a tract called "Jones Loss" and "Ryles Neglect" and that Benjamin Beckett, deceased was sworn at the aforesaid stump and declared that about 13 years ago he was shown the stump by Samuel Waters, deceased and John Wilson, deceased and they told him it was a corner boundary of "Hollydays Choice" [recorded as "Hollidays Choice"].
      Samuel Sherriff aged 51 years at the same stump by the Negro quarter sayeth he was present when Beckett was sworn as aforesaid and declared that Samuel Waters, deceased and John Wilson, deceased about 13 years ago showed him the aforesaid Beckett the stump and that it was a corner boundary of "Hollidays Choice" and the said Beckett planted a cherry tree by the root thereof and memory. The commissioners then adjourned to March 12th next and met at the aforesaid stump by the Negro quarter.
      William Cross aged 56 years saith about 30 years ago he was chain carrier and run to the stump as a corner boundary when Isaac Brooke run out "Hollidays Choice" before and after the lawsuit between George Cross and Thomas Litchworth
      Osborn Belt aged 41 years at the aforesaid stump saith that about 12 years ago he was with Joseph Peach, deceased and Mordecai Jacob, deceased and they were disputing about the place where they ought to have stopped as a corner of "Hollidays Choice" and Mordecai Jacob said the stump is the place that Isaac Brooke run to for a corner and further saith that a few days afterwards Samuel Waters, deceased showed him the stump and told him it was a corner tree of "Hollidays Choice" when Isaac Brooke run to it. We proceeded to a mulberry stump on a south hill side about 80 yards from Nathan Soper's dwelling house
      William Cross saith that when "Hollidays Choice" was run out by Isaac Brooke about 30 years ago in consequence of a lawsuit between George Cross and Thomas Litchworth and the mulberry stump was in the line. We proceeded to a large cherry tree standing in Benjamin Jacobs cornfield.
      William Cross aged 56 years saith that the cherry tree was a sight tree when "Hollidays Choice" was run out in consequence of the aforesaid lawsuit and he carried the chain.

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