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

Thomas Cofer

Male Bef 1724 - 1791  (> 67 years)

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  • Name Thomas Cofer 
    Born Bef 1724 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Dec 1791  Culpeper County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I062234  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

     1. James Cofer,   b. Bef 1744, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1816, Stokes County, North Carolina - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 72 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F29774  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Will of Thomas COFER; Culpeper Co VA; Will Book D page 38; Dated 24 Apr 1785;
      In the name of God Amen, The 24th of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty five; I Thomas COFER of Culpeper Co, being sick of body, but of good and sound memory, thanks be to Almighty God and calling to remembrance the uncertainty of this transitory life, and that all flesh must submit and yield to death; when it shall please God to call, do make, constitute, ordain and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following; revoking and annulling by these presents, all and every testament and testaments, will and wills heretofore by me made and declare either by word or writing, and this to be taken of my last will and testament, and none other and now for the settling of my temporal estate, and such goods, chattels and debts as it has pleased God far above me deserts to bestow upon me, I do order, give and dispose the same in manner and form following: viz;
      First I will that all the debts and dues as I owe in right or conscience, to any manner of person or persons, whatsoever, shall by will and truly contended and paid within convenient time after my decease, by my executors here after named.
      Imprinis: I lend and bequeath to Mary, my beloved wife, all that I personally possess as horses, cattle, movable and immovable land and during her life and also one negro fellow named Harry.
      Item: My son James having had an equal part or nearly so with the rest, I hope he will content himself there with.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my son Josias, the sum of five pounds.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my son Jesse, the sum of ten pounds.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my sons, Jacob, Joel, George and Reuben, after all the legacies are paid, and anything remains, for what is left, to be
      equally divided amongst them four.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my son Reuben, a certain tract of land containing ninety acres more or less, which I bought of John STOCKDELL and Joel COFER.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my son George this tract of land where I now live, containing ninety acres, had of James RUCKER and ten acres I had of Mr TWIMAN (TWYMAN).
      Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth twenty pounds.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann GIBSON five pounds.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Phoebe, one negro fellow named Harvey, but if she dies without heirs I will that the negro be sold and the money be equally divided amongst the whole of my children.
      In witness to the above I herewith set my hand and seal. I desire George ANDERSON and Joel COFER, executors. Thomas COFER
      Witnesses: Joseph UNDERWOOD
      Nathan UNDERWOOD
      Charles COCKE
      Received 17 Dec 1791
      1745-1747 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 10; [Antient Press]; Page 251-254:
      Indenture 18 Oct 1745 between WILLIAM PEARCE of Orange County, Planter, and THOMAS COFFER of same, Planter .. Whereas by Pattent dated 26 March 1739 said William Pearce granted 70 acres lying in the fork of Rappadan River .. lease and release for 30 .. paid by Thomas Coffer .. doth .. grant all that land bounded as follows .. East side of Elk Run .. Robert Taliaferro .. corner to George Anderson .. corner to Thos. Rucker . . . .
      Witnesses: William (X) Pearce Seal
      Mathew Stanton Elizabeth (X) Pearce Seal
      Mathew (X) Knight
      Recorded Orange County 28 November 1745.
      === land mentioned
      1749-1753 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book A; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 119-21.
      13 March 1749/50. William Rucker of St. Thomas' Parish, Culpeper County, planter, to William Twyman of same. For 40 current money. 123 acres ... corner to Thomas Cofer ... Philip Stockdale's corner ... above the fork ... courses of the run to a fork of a branch that falleth into the run ...
      Wm. Rucker
      Honour (X) Rucker
      Wit: Robt. Sharman, Benja. Powell, Richd. Vawter.
      15 March 1749. Acknowledged by William Rucker. Honour the wife of William relinquished her right of dower.

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