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

Sarah Muse

Female 1711 - 1786  (75 years)


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  • Name Sarah Muse 
    Born 2 Feb 1710/11  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 2 Sep 1786  Prince William County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I058136  Tree1
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2020 

    Father John Muse,   b. 1673, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1718, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Anne Hopkins,   b. 1679, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1726, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 1699  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15170  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Unknown Muse,   b. Abt 1706, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1728, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years) 
    Married Abt 1726  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elijah Muse,   b. Bef 1727, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F28591  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 William Carter,   b. Aft 1713, Sittenbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1747, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 32 years) 
    Married Abt 1729  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Carter,   b. Abt 1730, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Richard Carter,   b. Abt 1733, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1786, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
     3. Elizabeth Carter,   b. Abt 1735, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1782, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
     4. Barbara Carter,   b. Abt 1738, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1816, Washington County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     5. Jemima Carter,   b. Abt 1742, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1786, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
     6. Frances Carter,   b. Abt 1746, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1803, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F18185  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 William Thorn,   b. Bef 1684,   d. 25 May 1761, Prince William County, Virginia - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 77 years) 
    Married Abt 1747  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • marriage to this William Thorn is not proved
    Children 
     1. John Thorn,   b. Abt 1748, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1813, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F28592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Henry Wilson,   b. Bef 1721,   d. 6 Jul 1778, Prince William County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years) 
    Married Abt 1763  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 1766  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F23350  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=eandmthorn1&id=I 3597
      not proven to these parents
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      Will Book G , Page 347
      Pr. William County, Virginia
      6th September 1782

      In the Name of God Amen,

      I, Sarah Wilson of the county of Pr. William and Parish of Detingen being about Seventy two years of age and being sick of body but of good & sound memory do make this my last will & testament revoking and disallowing all and every will or wills heretofore by me made and this only shall be taken for my last will & testament. Viz: Item I give and bequeath to my loving son Elisha Muse one feather bed bedstead& furniture to be delivered to him after my decease and no more. Item I give & bequeath to my loving son George Carter five shillings sterling and no more. Item I give & bequeath to my loving son Richard Carter five shillings sterling and no more. Item I give & bequeath to my loving daughters Elizabeth Summers & Barbary Peak my wearing apparel to be equally divided between them and no more. Item I give & bequeath to my loving daughter Jemimah Williams five shillings sterling and no more. Item I give & bequeath to my loving daughter Frances Cobel five shillings sterling and no more. Item I give & bequeath to my loving son John Thorn all the remainder part of my estate to him and his heirs forever. Item I leave my loving son John Thorn Executor of this my last will & testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & fixed my seale . Dated ths 6th day ofSeptember 1782. Sined sealed & acknowledged in the presence of:
      Samuel Byrne, Josiah Murphy & Joseph Roone.
      Sarah X Wilson ( her mark )

      At a court held for Prince William County the 2 day of September 1786 this last will & testament of Sarah Wilson deceasd was proved by the oath of Samuell Byrne, Josiah Murphy & order to be recorded. Test. R. Graham Cl Cur.


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      Jake Thorn 2007-04-11 19:50:36 Jthorn7376@aol.com
      Hello Barbara,
      I descend from Francis' half brother John Thorn. My network of Thorn Family researchers has found that Francis was actually a Carter & had a Carter brother, George I believe & a sister Elizabeth. We have not found the name of Fransis' Carter father. The names that we find in association with Francis' mother Sarah, are Jackson/Muse/Carter/Thorn/Wilson. From court records in Prince William County, VA. We see Sarah has a son named Elijha Muse, George Carter, Elizabeth Carter, Francis Carter & John Thorn. Sarah, marries a Henry Wilson after William Thorn dies in early 1762 & divorces Henry Wilson in 1766, but keeps the Wilson name until her death. Her date of death I would have to look up.
      John Thorn's oldest son, also named William, moves to Jackson County, Ohio about 1817. Just south of where Peter & Frances Cockrell's son's move to & were close neighbors for that time.
      If any of this is of interest to you. Feel free to contact us. It is also here on Rootsweb. Do a search for Sanford Thorn & work backwards.
      Hi again Barbara,
      I just found an entry at Ancestry that Says Francis Carter, was adopted by William Thorn. Would you happen to know anything about that? I find it interesting that Francis is known as a Thorn, only in the Cockrill line. I have always thought that they knew something the rest of us did not. Now only to verify the info.
      Jake
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      Sept 4 1786. John Thorn is listed as Executor of Will of his mother SARAH THORN-WILSON in 1786,Prince William Co Va. In the Will it lists other children - ELIJAH MUSE, GEORGE CARTER and RICHARD CARTER, ELIZABETH SUMMERS, BARBARA PEAK, JEMIMAH WILLIAMS, FRANCES COBEL(believe to be FRANCES CARTER-COCKRELL or COTTRELL).
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      May 25 1761 - Administration Bond issued to SARAH THORN ,administratrixof WILLIAM THORN,decesed HENRY PEYTON and EDWARD G WATKINS,her securities. Bond is set for 1500 pounds current money. {Prince William County Bond Book 1753-1782,unpaged}. The size of the estate is reflected in the size of the bond.

      May 4 1762 - SARAH THORN is appointed guardian to JOHN THORN and FRANCES CARTER ,Orphans, who with WILLIAM ELLZEY Gent.(attorney) and RICHARD CARTER (son) entered into and executed Bond for her faithful performance. {lbid., p 114}
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      From: Tom Hamm [mailto:thamm@bellsouth dot net]
      Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 5:19 PM

      Thank you for the information. I have a longer version of Anne Muse's will and didn't notice Sarah before. I am including the longer will in case you don't have it.

      29 Jun 1726: The will of Anne Muse, dated January 14, 1725, probated in Westmoreland County, June 29, 1726, devised:
      to son Edward, my now dwelling plantation and half adjoining land, it being part of 200 acres leased by my deceased husband of Col. Fitzhugh.
      To son William, other half of said land; but if he disturb my exors. or endeavor to claim my dwelling plantation, then said land to go to my son Hopkins.
      To son William, 1000 lbs tob. and one iron pot in his possession.
      To son Edward, feather bed and furniture, black walnut table and chest that stands in hall, 2 large pewter basons, diaper table cloth and 1/2 dozen napkins, one towel, 4 leather chairs and my gray mare.
      To sons Hopkins, John, Augustine and George (when 18 years old each) a cow and a calf.
      To daughter Mary Sanford, bed now in possession of Thos. Muse, Jr., oval table in hall, 5 leather chairs, my old side saddle.
      To daughter Anne Muse, bed and furniture in hall, and bedstead it lies in, oval table in chamber.
      To daughter Sarah Muse, bed and furniture that lies in the trundle bedstead in chamber and bedstead it lies and my trunk.
      To daughter Anne Muse, black mare and new side saddle and furniture.
      Son in law Robert Sanford, to have care and tuition of testatriz's children, Hopkins and George (until they are 18 years old) and of daughter Anne until 16 years of age, or marriage.
      To son Robert Sanford and son Edward Muse, stock of cattle and hoggs in equal division for support of my young children.
      Friend Benjamin Waddy, a gold ring of 10 shillings value. Residue of estate to be divided between 4 young sons Augustine, Hopkins, John and George and if any of them, when they attain 18 years of age "be adjudged to take evil courses then my aforesaid son or sons take him to their care as before until they attain the age of 20".
      Executors, friend Benja. Waddsy, son in law Robert Sanford and son Edward Muse.
      Witnesses: Anne Jones, Elizabeth Muse. (Westmoreland Co.
      W. B. 8, p. 170).

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      MUSE, ANNE, 14 June 1725; 29 June 1726. Westmoreland County, Virginia
      Son Edward the land of my deceased husband;
      sons William, Hopkins, John, Augustine and George the lands which he leased to Col. William Fitzhugh;
      my dau, Mary Sanford bed in possession of Thomas Muse Jr.;
      dau. Anne Muse bed and furniture;
      dau. Sarah Muse 1 bed, furniture and table;
      son in law Robert Sanford;
      friend Benjamin Waddey a ring.

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