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Powhatan

Powhatan County was named after Powhatan, the Indian chieftain who ruled and terrorized the native inhabitants of tidewater Virginia in the early seventeenth century. It was formed from Cumberland County in 1777, and part of Chesterfield County was added later. The James River forms its northern border and the Appomattox River is on the south side. Historically the area had been occupied by the Monacan, and in 1700 French Huguenot refugees settled at their abandoned village, known as Manakin Town. Powhatan County is located southwest of Richmond along US Route 60 in the Richmond-Petersburg region.

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Images of Wills 1777 to 1795
Testators: Ballow, Thomas; Banton, William Sr.; Baskerville, John; Baugh, Joseph; Bayley, William; Bingley, Matthew; Bryant, James; Cheatwood, William; Cox, Edward; Cox, George; Cox, Henry ;Cox, John; Dickens, Ann; Edwards, William; Elam, Lodowick ;Farley, Matthew ;Flournoy, Elizabeth; Flournoy, Thomas; Franklin, John; Harris, Edith ;Harris, Joseph ;Harris, William; Haskins, Edward; Hatcher, Elizabeth; Hughes, Martha ;Hughes, Robert ;Jordan, Robert ;Langston, Esther ;Macon, John ;McCraw, James ;Moseley, Benjamin; Moss, James; Moss, Mary ;Porter, John ;Roper, Shadrack; Smith, Magdalene ;Trent, Alexander ;Wilkerson, Nicholas ;Wilks, Thomas; Woodson, Charles; Woodson, Joseph

Images of Wills 1797 to 1806
Testators: Ballew, Tabitha; Baugh, John; Brackett, Boyle ;Brackett, Thomas ;Causby, James ;Cosby, Charles ;Cox, John ;Crump, Abner ;Davis, Elizabeth; Davis, Jerry; Elam, Thomas ;Goode, Thomas ;Gordon, Robert; Harris, Benjamin ;Harris, John Sr. ;Haskins, Martha ;Hughes, Ann; Hughes, Mary ;Jude, Benjamin ;Marshall, William ;Martin, Anthony ;Maxey, John ;Mayo, Joseph ;Mayo, William ;McLaurine, Elizabeth ;Miller, Jesse ;Moseley, John ;Netherland, John ;Royall, John Jr.; Smith, Betsy ;Smith, John ;Smith, Mary; Smith, W. S. ;Spears, Nancy ;Taylor, Elizabeth ;Thompson, Josiah ;Toney, Edmund; Willbourn, Tabitha ;Woodson, Ann
Images of Wills 1806 to 1811
Testators :Bagby, Elizabeth; Barnes, John ; Brummer, William ; Bryant, James; Davis, Walter ;Depp, Peter; Dupuy, Judith ;Hobson, Samuel ;Hobson, Sarah ;Logwood, Mary ;Macon, Henry ;Mosby or Mosley, Littleberry ;Mosley, Arthur ;Owens, David; Pankey, Samuel ;Pleasants, Robert; Porter, William ;Price, Jerusha ;Swann, John ;Tucker, Thomas Sr. ;White, William ;Williamson, Jacob
Miscellaneous Probate Records

Adams, John (1796 Court Minutes)
Adams, Philip(1796 Court Minutes)
Baugh, Abraham (1796 Court Minutes)
Cheatwood, Polly, orphan of William (1796 Court Minutes)
Gant, Arthur (1796 Court Minutes)
Gant, James Clarke (1796 Court Minutes)
Cheatwood, Lott, orphan of William (1787 Court Minutes)
Clarke, William (1787 Court Minutes)
Evans, Patrick(1787 Court Minutes)
Gay, William (1796 Court Minutes)
Harris, Benjamin(1787 Court Minutes)
Harris, James(1796 Court Minutes)
Hopkins, William (1796 Court Minutes)
James, George (1787 Court Minutes)
Laurens, William(1787 Court Minutes)
Lipscomb, Colonel (1787 Court Minutes)
Logan, Charles, deceased (1796 Court Minutes)
Low, Edward (1787 Court Minutes)
McLaurine, Joseph(1796 Court Minutes)
Mosby, Benjamin (1787 Court Minutes)
Mosby, Hezekiah (1787 Court Minutes)
Mosby, Littleberry (1787 Court Minutes)
Mosby, Wade (1787 Court Minutes)
Smith, Josiah(1796 Court Minutes)
Spears, Nicholas(1787 Court Minutes)
Steger, Hans (1787 Court Minutes)
Swann, John (1796 Court Minutes)
Whaling, James(1796 Court Minutes)
Wilson, Samuel (1787 Court Minutes)
Woodson, John(1796 Court Minutes)


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Indians Cooking Meat
By Jeannette Holland Austin
Jeannette Holland Austin
Indians broiled meat by either laying the meat itself upon the coals, or by laying it upon sticks raised upon forks at some distance above the live coals, which heats more gently and dries up the gravy. The fowl was plucked and drawn, and fish was dressed leaving the scales on without gutting. But while eating they left the scales, entrails and bones to be thrown away. They made broth of the head and umbles of deer, which they put into the pot all bloody. Indians



Indian Villages during the 17th Century
By Jeannette Holland Austin

Indian Village
Village of Powhatan Indians. Indians cohabitated in townships of from fifty to five hundred families. Each town was known as a kingdom. The construction of houses consisted of stick saplings into the ground by one end, and bend the other at the top, fastening them together by strings made of fibrous roots, the rind of trees or the green wood of the white oak. The smallest houses or cabins was conical like a bee-hive, while the larger structures were oblong and covered with a bark of trees. The windows were little holes left open for the passage of light, which were stopped up with bark in bad weather. The chimney was a little hole at the top of the house to dispel smoke, and the fire is made in the middle of the cabin. The door was a pendent mat when the Indians are near home, but barricaded with great logs of wood set against the mat when they are out of town.

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