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

Weedon Sleet

Male 1733 - 1773  (40 years)


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  • Name Weedon Sleet 
    Born 1733  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Apr 1773  Orange County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I40681  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father James Sleet,   b. 1712, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1742, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 31 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Euphan Smith,   b. Abt 1716, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1780, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 5 Jan 1733  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marriages of Virginia Residents Vol II, Part III, Surnames R-S
      Page: 182
    Family ID F25390  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Carter,   b. Abt 1736, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1798, Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 1752  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Sleet,   b. 1752, St. Thomas Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1834, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     2. Euphan Sleet,   b. Between 1756 and 1773, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1830, Franklin County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)  [natural]
     3. Weedon Sleet,   b. Abt 1769, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Martha Sleet,   b. 1771, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1839, Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     5. Lucy Sleet,   b. Bef 1773, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Sarah Sleet,   b. Abt 1773, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. John Sleet,   b. 1773, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1840, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 68 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F3485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1744-1778 Orange County, Virginia Will Book 2: [John Frederick Dorman]: Pages 459-61.
      Will of Weeden Sleet of the County of Orange, being weak and low in body, dated 10 April 1773.
      Unto my beloved wife Sarah all my lands and personal estate during her natural life or widdowhood to raise and maintain my children. At her death or marriage, To my son James all the lands whereon I now live, except my wife Sarah bring forth a male child in nine months from this date and if that child arives to the age of twenty one years, then equally to be divided between my son James and my other son.
      To my daughter Lucy and Eupham and Martha all my personal estate to be equally divided except my wife brings a female child in nine months from this date, then that child to have an equal part.
      I leave it in the power of my beloved wife Sarah and my other executors to give any part of my personal estate to any of my daughters at marriage, to be valued.
      My loving wife Sarah and my brother John Sleet and Francis Gibbs executrix and executors.
      Weedon (W S) Sleet
      Wit: Ben Porter, Betty (X) Porter, Jona. Davis, Archald. Campbell.
      27 May 1773. Presented into Court by Sarah Sleet, John Sleet and Francis Gibbs. Proved by Benja. Porter and Jona. Davis. Executors with James Newman, Abner Porter, Finlason Sleet and Jonathan Davis their securities entered into bond in the sum of £500.
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      1744-1778 Orange County, Virginia Will Book 2: [John Frederick Dorman]: Page 463.
      Weeden Sleet. Inventory. Made in obedience to order of 26 May 1773. Total valuation £166.4.6, including one
      Negro man valued at £50.
      James Taylor
      Benja. Porter
      Jonathan Taylor
      24 June 1773. Returned.

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      James Sleet b. 1693 Immigrant to Va., from Great Britian in May 1750; he was 97 years old in 1790 census of Virginia. Iie had one known son.

      James Sleet born 1712, married Jan. 5, 1733 in Spotsylvania County, Va. (Marriage Book I) Euphan Smith b. c. 1714. She was alive in 1780 (Orange County, Va. Deed Book 17, p. 363.) They had two known sons; maybe more. John Sleet of whom we know nothing further. And Weedon McCawley Sleet who married Sarah Carter. He died in Orange County, Va. Will made April 10, 1773, probated April 13, 1773. Will Book 2, pages 459-60, was witnessed by Benjamin Carter and Elizabeth (Betty) Carter. We wonder if they were Sarah Carter's parents? On Nov 23, 1775, John Sleet, brother to Weedon McCawley Sleet, was appointed guardian of James and Weedon Sleet, orphans of Weedon Sleet. Benjamin Finnell was appointed guardian of Lucy, Martha and Sarah. Sarah Carter Sleet m. 2nd on Aug., 25, 1774, Benjamin Finnell.

      Known children of Weedon McCawley Sleet and Sarah Carter were:
      James Sleet II b. 1752 Spotsylvania County, Va. St. Thomas Parish m. Oct. 31, 1772 Anne Ford b. 1753 Culpeper County, Va.;
      Lucy Sleet b. c. 1754 m. Luke Thornton Jan. 27, 1799, VIM. Vol. 30, page 69, in Orange County, Va.;
      Euphan Sleet b. c. 1756, m. John Major July 2, 1787 Culpeper County, Va. (sometimes called Ursie) Culpeper marriage Book p. 66.;
      Martha "Patsy" Sleet, b. c. 1758 and fifth child, John Sleet b. 1773 m. Frances Aright, June 22, 1800 (dau. of Blanche and Wm. Aright. their issue: James, Lucy, Euphan, Martha and John.)

      James Sleet II. wife Anne Ford, mentioned above had six children. he served in Revolutionary war from Virginia. Anne Ford Sleet died 1788 and he married Nov. 23, 1789, Rachael White who was born in 1741. She was from Washington County, Kentucky. She died Dec. 25, 1838, Culpeper County, Va. records. James Sleet II died in Mercer County, Ky. July 26, 1834. Issue of James and Anne Ford:

      Weedon Sleet m. Patsy Petty /dau. of George Petty,
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      1768-1772 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 15; [Antient Press]; Page 343-345
      Indenture 18 April 1770 between Colo. WILLIAM DANGERFIELD and SARAH, his wife, of Spotsylvania County, and WEEDON SLEET of Orange County .. for £59.8 .. sell 198 acres land bounded .. Benjamin Porter; Charles Porter; William Hunter ..
      Sarah examined by Fielding William Dangerfield
      Lewis and Charles Dick, Spotsylvania Sarah Dangerfield
      returned 8th April 1771.
      Recorded Orange County 25th April 1771.

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