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

Anne 'Nancy' Wilcoxon

Female 1753 - Aft 1801  (> 49 years)


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  • Name Anne 'Nancy' Wilcoxon 
    Birth 1753  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death Aft 1801  Laurens County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I21096  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

    Father Thomas Wilcoxon,   b. 23 Apr 1725, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Jan 1776, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 50 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Hardy,   b. 27 Dec 1726, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Sep 1801, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 1746  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6610  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nathan Prather,   b. 1742, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 16 Feb 1814, Laurens County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 72 years) 
    Marriage Bef 1780  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13836  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

  • Notes 
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      Prince George's County, St. John's and Prince George Parishes Maryland State Census 1776
      Nathan Prather, 34:4
      Ann Prather, 33: 8: 6: 1
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1790-1796;
      Folio 290 THOMAS WILCOXEN, Jr. 05/25/1775 01/15/1776
      Bequeaths to:
      I. Thomas Wilcoxen --son (eldest son)
      -to have the third of testator's part of a tract of land where testator now lives called "Dear Park" along w/ another tract of land called "Long Lane"
      -to have the tract of land "Talbert's Rest" and "Talburt's Lott" -to have Negro boy 'Peter."
      2, Henry Wilcoxen --son
      -to have Negro woman -Bess" and Negro boy "Nat"
      3. Alse Cramphin
      -to have 30 acres of land being part of a tract of land called The White Marses" adjoining the Widow Evens's land including the houses and meadow and the plantation to have for her natural life on her paying the sum of 6 pounds annually if demanded
      4. George Wilcoxen --son
      -to have all of testator's part of a tract of land called "The White Marshes-
      -to have Negro boy 'Jem"
      5, Anthony Wilcoxen --son
      -to have Negro boy "Isaac."
      6. John Wilcoxen --son
      -to have Negro boy "Dolney"
      7, Mary Wilcoxen --daughter
      -to have Negro girl "Rachel"
      8. Jesse Wilcoxen --son
      -to have Negro boy "Nan"
      9, Elizabeth Wilcoxen --wife
      -to have all the remainder of the estate both real and personal for her natural life
      -named executrix of the will along w/ testator's son Thomas
      10. Elizabeth Wilcoxen -daughter
      Ruth Wilcoxen --daughter
      Ann Wilcoxen --daughter
      -after widow's decease or remarriage to have the rest and remainder of testator's estate
      Witnesses: Henry Berkley, Levin Wilcoxen, Rebecca Sims (mark)
      Then came: Henry Berkley and Levin Wilcoxen Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
      Then came: Thomas Wilcoxen 3rd and Elizabeth Wilcoxen
      ===
      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1; 1797-1803;
      Folio 460 ELIZABETH WILCOXEN 09/05/ 1801 09/15/1801
      "being weak & Low ...."
      Bequeaths to:
      I . Mary Swearingen --daughter
      -should there be enough left over from the rent and produce of the plantation to have
      the sum of 3 guineas
      2. Ruth Wilcoxen --daughter
      -to have I cow, heifer and featber bed
      -to have the biggest of the colts which testatrix has
      3. Elizabeth Summers --daughter
      Nancy Wilcoxen --daughter
      -Negroes "Ben" "Suck" and "Lucy" to be divided among then and testatrix's daughter Ruth and should Elizabeth die w/out heirs, then Elizabeth and Ruth to divide the Negroes between them
      -remainder of the estate in be divided b-etween them and daughter Ruth
      4. Thomas Wilcoxen. --son -to have Negro boy -Judson"
      -named exeeutor or the will
      Witnesses; Overton Carr
      Henny Mahoney (mark)
      Then came: the two above named subscribers to the will
      Note; the testatrix signed the will with her mark
      ===
      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      PGLR JRM 1, fol 269

      At the request of Zephaniah Prather the following Deposition was recorded Septem 4th 1792 Prince Georges County 31st August 1785 The Deposition of William Hall aged Seventy years or Thereabouts being first Sworn on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God tuching his Knowledge in a matter of Controversy now Subsisting between Zephaniah and Nathan Prathers deposeth and saith that he was well Acquainted with Mrs. Martha Prather and her family for thirty odd year and for the greater part of that time she appeared to be a senceable discreet woman till in about a year & a half or near two years before the death of her Husband she seemed to give up every thing belonging to the Business of the House as Mistress and seemed destitute of her Sences reason or understanding and so continued till the last time he saw her and farther Sayeth not being asked by Zephaniah Prather whether he heard any advantage was Intended to be maid by any of the family Answers that on the day Mr Prather was buryd and the Will was read Mrs Ann Prather wife of Nathan Complained much of her Husbands part and said the deceased William Prather had not left him equal and said if we can get his Mothers thirds we shall do well enough or pretty well or words To that purpose This deponent then told her her Mother in law had no thirds Mrs Prather the wife of Nathan said She had aright to her thirds this deponent answered yes if she was in her right sences but as it was she had none he then turned and walked from her and she said I hope you wont become our enemy being further asked by Zephaniah Prather whether he had ever Cautioned any of the Children against Attempting to get their Mothers thirds Answers that the day after William Prather was buried he was riding to Marlbro with James and Zephaniah Prather he told them to be war of Covetousness for it Appeared to him this Deponent that there was a design among some of them to take and advantage of their Mothers incapacity which might be very easily obtained but if they or either of them attempted such a thing he this deponent would be awitness against them Being further asked by Zephaniah Prather what answer he and his Brother James made to him Answered that they both declared that they had no such intention being asked by Nathan Prather whether he had never heard his Mother say that if her Husband Slighted any of her Children in his will if she was the longest liver and it lay in her power she would make them satisfaction Answers that about five or six years before the Death of William Prather when he was delivering him of will to keep which he had then Executed Mrs Prather his wife asked her Husband if he had remembered Sam meaning as this deponant imagines their Son Sam to which the old Man replied pough to which his wife replied if ever she had it in her power she would give him something but said nothing about any other of their Children
      William Hall

      Taken this 31st day of Aug 1785 before Josa Beall
      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      PGLR HH:468

      At the request of Zephaniah Prather the following
      Deposition was Recorded the 26th day of Septemr 1785
      Prince Georges County the 30th August 1785. The
      Deposition of Josias Beall aged thirty Years or
      thereabouts being first sworn on the Holy Evangils
      of Almighty God tuching his knowledge in a
      matter of Controversy now subsisting between
      Zephaniah and Nathan Prather Deposeth &
      sayeth that he was called on by Nathan Prather
      by line as he was told by Mr. Edmonston that he
      wanted to see him this deponant and requested
      that he would call at Mr. Becks & come
      with him that he & Mr. Beck went to Mr.
      Prathers after siting a while Nathan Prather
      brought a Deed out & told Mr. Beck & this
      Deponant he wanted that Deed Executed upon
      which Mr Beck took the Deed & pen & Ink
      & went to Mrs. Martha Prather, and asked her
      if she knew what she was going to do which
      he repeated twice or three times, Mrs. Ann
      Prather the wife of Nathan stept up behind
      her & said Mr. Beck she is very deaf you must
      Hallow Lowde upon which old Mrs. Prather
      endeavored to say something but what this
      Deponant could not tell Nathan Prathers wife
      told them that she said Yes~ Mr. Beck then
      put the pen in her hand & told her to make
      her mark and put her hand to the Paper
      on which She made to or three marks and
      Seemed as if She would not have Stoped if Mr.
      Beck had not stoped her & told her She had made
      Enough Beck then took the Deed from her and he this
      Deponant Witnessed it Mr. Beck then delivered the
      Deed to Nathan Prather~ After siting a while he
      Nathan brought the Deed to Mr. Beck to examine
      his mother again..Mr. Beck then asked her if
      She knew what She had been doing, which he
      repeated twice or thrice She seemed then to make
      some sort of an Answer, but what this Deponant
      could not understand~ Mr. Beck said to her
      You give up all your right & title to your Son
      Nathan Prather, to which She seemed to reply
      Aie Aie or something to that purpose, Mr. Beck
      then delivered the Deed to Mr. Prather, That
      on his way home, this deponant reflecting on what
      had passed, begin to think they had been doing
      what they ought not and further Sayeth not
      This deponant being asked by Zephaniah Prather
      whether he did not hear Nathan Prather desire
      the matter to be kept secret~ Answers that as
      they were coming away Nathan Prather at the
      door desired that it might be Keept a secret for
      that there would be a Hubbab made about it~
      Being further asked by Zephaniah Prather whether
      he was at Nathan Prathers after Executing that
      Deed, Answers that he was at Joseph Prathers
      and was told that Nathan Prather had sent for
      him, that his Mother wanted to see him this
      Deponant that he went to Nathan Prathers and Asked
      old Mrs. Prather several Questions concerning the
      Deed who made him no Answer at all till he
      hallow'd very Low'd when she Hummed out
      Something like Aie~ Being further asked
      by Zephaniah Prather whether he thought Mrs
      Prather was capable of executing such
      business~ Answered that he did not think She
      was ~ Being asked by Nathan Prather
      whether his mother did not ask him, whether
      he had not heard that her sons were going
      to prove her out of her Senses Answers tht he
      did not hear old Mrs Prather say any such thing
      but that he heard Nathans wife mention some
      such Words~~~~
      Josias Beall
      Taken this 31st day of August
      1785 before Josa Beall

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