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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

Map of Powhatan County

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)
  • Powhatan County Genealogy Records, Wills, Estates, Probate Records

    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.

    Indians Cooking Meat

    Indians 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.

    Indian Villages during the 17th Century

    By Jeannette Holland Austin Indian VillageVillage 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.

    How to Turn Marginal Genealogy into Real Genealogy

    tombstones As we continue our research, we find ourselves jotting down tidbits of information, thinking that it might be useful later. And it is, as more data reaches our computer. But what kind tidbits are most important? Witnesses to deeds and adjoining properties. Every name in the old part of the cemetery, especially those adjoining your family plots. Names in the same district as your ancestor written down according to the order of the entries, along with such details as acreage, adjoining neighbors and waters. Purchasers of estate sales as some of these people married the daughters (examine these names in the county marriage records). Remarkably, all of these people were the old neighborhood! You will be amazed at how this information provides a better understand of the life and times of your ancestors, plus makes all the puzzle parts fit.