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

Martha Ryan

Female Abt 1732 - Aft 1812  (~ 81 years)


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  • Name Martha Ryan 
    Born Abt 1732 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1812  Lincoln County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I115425  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Family 1 William Sims,   b. Abt 1728, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1769, Culpeper County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married Abt 1748  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F45754  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Thomas Graves,   b. Sep 1747, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1834, Lincoln County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Married Aft 1769  Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F45752  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Title Sims, William.
      Publication 1769
      Gen. note Part of index to Culpeper County Wills and Administrations (1749 - 1800)
      Note p. 477-478. Will pro. 18 May 1769
      p. 484. Inv. & Appr. rec. June 15, 1769
      Note Will Book A, 1749-1770 (Reel 31)

      In the name of God Amen the 29th day of May In the year of our Lord 1768 I WILLIAM SIMS of the County of Culpeper being and low in body but of perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say Prinsipality and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a Cnristian like and desant manner at the discretion of my Executors and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
      Item I lend to my well beloved Wife MATHEW SIMS all my worldly goods and chattles both within my house as well as without Exception during her natural life or widowhood for to raise my children till they all come of age. My wife now wt, child if it lives to have an Equal part. After my children come of age it is my desire that my whole estate shall be equally devided between my wife and children. if my wife marries before my children comes of age, I apoint THOMAS SIMS and JAMES Executors of this my last Will and Testament as witness my hand this day before mentioned Presence JAMES SIMS, Wm. Sims
      ELA. SIMS, JOS. STEWARD
      At a Court held for the County of Culpeper on Thursday the 18th day of May 1769
      This last Will and Testament of William Sims decd was exhibited to the Court by Thomas Sims one of the Executors therein named & was proved by the oath of ELIJAH SIMS & Joseph Steward two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded, and on the motion of the said Exor. Certificate is granted him for obtaining a Probat thereof in due form he having sworn to the same & given Bond
      security according to Law, James Sims the other Executor in the said Will mentioned came into Court and refused to take upon himself the burthen of the Exor. thereof.

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