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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wishful Wednesday: Dessie Anna Robertson

Of all my beloved ancestors Dessie Anna Robertson is the one I am most crazy about. Maybe even obsessed. 

This Lady went through alot in her lifetime and I would love to sit in her parlor and have a cup of tea and chit chat.

Dessie Anna Robertson
She had five children from 1891 to 1905. She went through a divorce in 1919 because her husband was showing affections to another women Clara Graham. Dessie sued said women for $10,000 finally going all the way to the Supreme Court she was awarded $2,000. I have no idea if she got any of it.

Then to add to her heartache her son just being newly married and wife pregnant, goes from Hull, IA to St. Paul/Minneapolis N with some friends and goes on a robbery spree which results in a killing of a police officer and he lands in Stillwater prison for about 5 years.

I would love to talk to her and find out what happened to her x-husband Dana Wyman Warren, the family story is, he drowned in the Great Flood of St. Louis and his body was never found. There is however no proof I couldn't even find a newspaper clipping about it. Did he marry Clara Graham??  Was Dessie there for her son Robert Cecil Warren's wife while he was in prison?

Dana Wyman Warren
Here's a letter I found that she wrote to her brother.

Seems from her letter she has her hands full helping her daughter with a new baby that came early. She would of been divorced by this time. I hope and pray the rest of her days were filled with an abundance of love from people who cared about her.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Capt. Charles Frederick Kavanaugh Sr.

Charles Frederick Kavanagh was born in 1726, at birth place, Virginia, to Philemon Kavanaugh and Ann Kavanaugh (born Williams).
Philemon was born in 1711, in Caven Co, Ireland.
Ann was born in 1712, in Wales.
Charles had one sister: Anna Woods (born Kavanaugh).
Charles married Ann Kavanaugh (born Coleman) in 1755, at age 29 at marriage place, Kentucky.
Ann Coleman was born in 1733, in Of Madison, KY.
They had 7 children: Jane Woods (born Kavanaugh), William Kavanaugh and Joel Kavanaugh 4 other children.

Charles passed away on month day 1795, at age 69 at death place, Kentucky.
He was buried in month 1796, at burial place, Kentucky.

What I haven't found yet is why was he called Captain??? Was he in the service?? or a Captain of a ship??

A mystery waiting for me to solve it, love the challenge.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Robert Lyman Helms: 3rd Great Uncle Of

My X-Husband Brian Robert Rowley's 3rd Great Uncle

Robert Lyman Helms born to  Robert Helms & jane Benson on 4 Sep 1837 in East Randolph Cattaraugus, New York being the 6th and last child born.

He married Alida Anna Dockstader and they had 6 children:

Theron Helms 1863-1874
Eva Adele Helms 1865-1892
Anna Jane Helms 1868-1881
George Helms 1869-1869
Bert Veeder Helms 1871-1944
Clarence George Helms 1873-1961

He enlisted in the First State Militia  Cavalry, Har-Joh in 1864 in Missouri.Union Volunteer. 

During the Civil War the State of Missouri, fielded the Missouri State Militia (MSM). The MSM was made up mainly of Cavalry Regiments and their main duty was to combat Confederate Partisans and Recruiting Parties in the State. Like all formations in Missouri some units were very good some very bad.

The First Missouri State Militia Cavalry principle actions involved the pursuit of guerrillas, but they did play a role in turning back Major General Sterling Price's army in September 1864 at the battles of Westport and Marmiton River. 
The First Missouri State Militia Cavalry principle actions involved the pursuit of guerrillas, but they did play a role in turning back Major General Sterling Price's army in September 1864 at the battles of Westport and Marmiton River.

I could not even imagine what any war would be like let alone this very bloody War where brothers were killing brothers.

Ellen Babcock

Ellen Babcock was born 1847 and died 28 May 1871 in Lake Belt, Martin, MN. She married 29 Jun 1870 in Lake Belt, Martin, MN. To Lyman Kately who had 3 wives. 

Wives of Lyman Kately

Hannah Melissa Graham Wickham married 28 Jun 1895
Ellen Babcock married 29 Jun 1870
Lavilla A. Akeley date unknown

At this time I have no idea if they had children or if Lyman had children with any of his other  wives.

Ellen Babcock was only 24 year old when she died, so she may have died in childbirth.

She was the wife of my 1st cousin 1x removed

Lake Belt Township is a township in Martin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 237 at the 2000 census.
Lake Belt Township was organized in 1867
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.5 square miles. 

More research is needed

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

William Frederick Eccleston: My 5th Great Uncle

When William Frederick Eccleston was born on March 22, 1783, in Stonington, Connecticut, his father, David Eccleston, was 27 and his mother, Catherine Fanning, was 20. He had five children with Sally Eccleston between 1811 and 1832. He died on May 5, 1858, in McDonough, New York, having lived a long life of 75 years, and was buried there.

His wife was Sally Taylor born in 1893 and died 2 Jun 1880
in McDonough, Chenango, NY

As far as I know so far they had 6 children:

Maria Eccleston
Ledgard Eccleston
Mary Maribe Eccleston
Minerva Eccleston
Henrietta Eccleston
Angeline Eccleston

He served in a War I am still looking for that information. All I know is he enlist at Connecticut.

photo Added by: Tink on findagrave

McDonough Village Union Cemetery 
Chenango County
New York, USA

Plot: Sec 2W-Lot 0114-Plot 3W

Monday, May 22, 2017

Andrew Jackson Davis Had A Slave

Andrew Jackson Davis was born to Isham Davis &  Elizabeth Ingram on 11 Jan 1810 in Chatham, North Carolina, USA.

He married 4 times

Ailsey "Alsa" Bullard on 12 Nov 1833 in Chatham, North Carolina
*Martha Mason on 08 Apr 1840 in Chatham, North Carolina
Mary Legon on 21 Feb 1844 in Greene, Alabama
Sarah Ann Johnson  on 07 Oct 1860 in Wake, North Carolina, USA

I am thinking he was a Mormon but I have no proof.
His first wife died after 1884, his 2nd wife 1857, 3rd wife unknown & 4th wife died 16 Aug 1908.

He has 7 known children with wife #2

Andrew Jackson Davis was A soldier in the Civil War on the Confederate side.

Jackson Davis
United States Civil War Soldiers Index
Name Jackson Davis
Also Known As Name Andrew J. Davis
Event Type Military Service
Military Beginning Rank Private
Military Final Rank Private
Military Side Confederate
State or Military Term North Carolina
Military Unit 64th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (Allen's)
Military Company C
Note 11 Battalion North Carolina Infantry, Allen's Regiment North Carolina Infantry
Affiliate Film Number 10

                  Andrew Jackson Davis Probate Record 

Andrew Jackson Davis owned one slave 6 yrs old born abt 1844 a male.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Charlotte Nellie Crotty My 2nd Great Aunt

Charlotte Nellie Crotty was born in 1881 to Garrett Crotty 7 Mary Roach. She married Rush Cowen Robertson (he had a twin brother) on 27 Nov 1907 in Sioux City, IA. She died 15 Dec 1952 in Sioux city, IA and is buried in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Unfortunately this is all the information I have about her. I don't even have a photo. 

They had one child we are aware of Helen M Robertson born abt 1920 most likely in Sioux City,IA.They adopted her according to the records my Great Aunt Ella gave me.

I am hoping a family member will see this and help fill in the blanks. I would love to know what kind of Lady she was.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Mary Riley

When Mary Riley was born on June 2, 1665, in West Springfield, Massachusetts, her father, Captain John Riley, was 18, and her mother, Margaret O'Dea, was 22. She had two brothers and two sisters. She died on May 19, 1736, in her hometown at the age of 70.

There is no photo of her grave but this is the inscription from her stone.

Here lyeth the Body of
MRS Mary ELy
The wife of Deac'n Joseph ELy
who died the 19th of May 
in the 71 year of her age
Old Meadow Cemetery 
West Springfield
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA

I am sure it was not an easy life in the early 17th century.
 most households in the countryside were largely self-sufficient. A housewife (assisted by her servants if she had any) had to bake her family's bread and brew their beer (it was not safe to drink water). She was also responsible for curing bacon, salting meat and making pickles, jellies and preserves (all of which were essential in an age before fridges and freezers). Very often in the countryside the housewife also made the families candles and their soap. A housewife also spun wool and linen.
The 17th century housewife was also supposed to have some knowledge of medicine and be able to treat her family's illnesses. If she could not they would go to a wise woman. Only the wealthy could afford a doctor.

 In a big house they had to organize and supervise the servants. Also if her husband was away the woman usually ran the estate. Very often a merchant's wife did his accounts and if was travelling she looked after the business. Often when a merchant wrote his will he left his business to his wife - because she would be able to run it.

 Towards the end of the 16th century girls spent less time on academic subjects and more time on skills like music and embroidery. Moreover during the 17th century boarding schools for girls were founded in many towns. In them girls were taught subjects like writing, music and needlework. The first women's magazine was The Ladies Mercury published in 1693.

In the 17th century most women were wives and mothers. Life could be hard for spinsters. Often they lived with relatives but they had to work long hours to support themselves.
In the 17th century women wore a linen nightie like garment called a shift. Over it they wore long dresses. The dress was in two parts the bodice and the skirt. Sometimes women wore two skirts. The upper skirt was gathered up to reveal an underskirt. However women in the 17th century did not wear knickers.
From the mid 17th century it was fashionable for women to wear black patches on their faces such as little stars or crescent moons.

Unknown artist

For her time she lived a long life dying at age 70.

Deaths in young adulthood from accidents, epidemics, plagues, wars, and childbirth, particularly before modern medicine was widely available, significantly lowers LEB. But for those who survive early hazards, a life expectancy of 60 or 70 would not be uncommon. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ruth Caroline Blanch

Ruth Caroline Blanch was called "Mamie" throughout her life. She was born to Warren Elmer Blanch & Freda Johanna Caroline Sophia Kubbernus on 25 July 1905  in Pitcher, IA.

She married Chauncey Lyle Haxton who lived to be 95 years old.

No children I am aware of.

Ruth died 18 May 1996 in Turnwater, WA

Warren Elmer Blanch & wife Freda Johanna Caroline Sophia Kubbernus (my Great Aunt) and their children: Only 3 are shown and I do not know their identity. I assume they are the 3 oldest girls.

1) Alice Luella Blanch
2) Ruth caroline Blanch
3) Minnie Adella Blanch
4) Phyllis Blanch
5) Florence Blanch

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Frank Monroe Wyatt

Frank Monroe Wyatt was born on 27 Oct 1862 in Tipton MO. He married Cornelia Ann Shelford she was born 25 Nov 1870 to John Shelford III & Susan M Smith.

There isn't much known about Frank except that he was 88 years old when he died on 17 of May 1951 in Winters CA and he was in the Spanish War.

Frank Wyatt
United States Index to Service Records, War with Spain, 1898
Name Frank Wyatt
Event Type Military Service
Event Date 1898

Event Place United States

They had no children I am aware of at this time.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

John Deforest Tower: Travel Tuesday

John Deforest Tower was the son of Deforest Wells "David" Tower & Victoria Wilhelmina Horton He was born on 23 Jan 1880 in Wheaton, Chippewa, WI.

He married Blanche Spaulding who was born in 1876 & died 1903

He married 2nd Sigrid Fredricka Holmgren she was born 30 Sep 1888 in Malto Sweden and died 2 Aug 1941 in Chicago, IL

They had 2 children:

Gladys V Tower b. 10 Mar 1914 in Chicago, IL died 21 Sep 2005 in Tinley Park, IL. She married Dominic J Eodighier.

John Deforest Tower Jr. b. 1922 d. 1967

Kolar Estate 
Left to Right - ?,?,?,?,Sigrid Tower, John D Tower, Victoria Tower,? ?

Kolar in Park Falls
John D Tower, girl, ?,? Nellie (Tower) Frost

                                From Right - John D Tower, Sigrid Tower, Zoe (Tower) Atzel

John Deforest Tower

                                     John Deforest Tower

He was a member of the Grand Lodge of Illinois

This line is attached to my x-husband and best friend Brian Robert Rowley.

I tried to find this Kolar Estate I am assuming it's a place in Park Falls, WI. It may have been a resort of types or a place like in the movie Dirty Dancing, a Camp. They were a big thing throughout the United States. I did find  John Michael Kohler State Park, established in 1966, total 988 acres.  The park contain over two miles (3 km) of beaches and sand dunes along the shore of Lake Michigan, with woods and wetlands away from the water. The Black River flows through the parks.

Wherever this Kohler Estate was looks like the family had a great time.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Col. Francis Slaughter

Col. James Slaughter of Culpeper Co Virginia, later of Nelson Co, Kentucky. He rendered distinguished services during the Revolutionary War and was in command of his Regiment at the Battle of Great Bridges in 1776. He married Susan Clayton, daughter of Major Philip Clayton and his wife Ann Coleman of Culpeper Co Virginia. James Slaughter and Susan Clayton later moved from Culpeper to Nelson County, KY where in 1795 he served in the Kentucky House of Representatives. 

Listed in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 3

(194) John Upton [1], 1,650 acres in the County of Warrosquoiacke, about three miles up Pagan Point Creek. Due for the importation of 33 persons (names below). By John West, July 7, 1635.
Rich. Young, Antho., a negro, Mary, a negro, Florence Richards, Roger Bagnal, Ralph Harwood, Thomas Reeves, Rich. Sparkman, Edwd. Burr, Savage N'errie, Wm. Scott, Rich. Jones, Fr. Savage, Owen Howell, Nich. Bushell, James Parsons, Jon. Parker, Lewis Phillips, Morgan Roberts, Wm. Davis, John Fitchett, Morgan Evans, Christopher Lewis, Phillip Kennusley Eliz. King, Martha Iwan, Mary Johnson, Jonas Sadlington, Anth. Tyler, Peter Heyes, Rich. Jackson, Wm. Pincher, Eliz. Larkin.
[1] Captain John Upton was long one of the leading men of Worrosquoiacke, or Isle of Wight county, as it soon was called. He was a member of the House of Burgesses March, 1629-30; commissioner (justice) of Warrosquoiacke in November, 1627, and again from February, 1631-2; Burgess February, 1632-3, January, 1639 (Robinson's Noles), April, 1642, November, 1645, March, 1645-6, and November, 1647 (Hening I). At the session of 1645 the Assembly provided for a mint, and enacted that "Captain John Upton is hereby confirmed Mint Master Generall. Wee reposing much confidence in his care, ability and trust for the performance of the said office" (Hening I, 309). April 13th, 1640, the Governor and Council ordered that Captain John Upton, Commander of Isle of Wight, being to take his voyage to England, another person, named, be appointed to fill the place during his absence. His will, without date, was proved in Isle of Wight December 16th, 1652. His legatees were his wife, Margaret, sons, John and William, and daughters, Elizabeth Upton, Sarah Upton and Margaret Underwood; mentions also William Underwood.

On July 4th, 1653, his widow, Mrs. Margaret Upton, was granted 700 acres in Lancaster county. This by deed in Rappahannock county, October 1st, 1656 (from "Mrs. Margaret Upton, widow"), she sold to Humphrey Booth, of Lancaster county, merchant; William Underwood as a witness. In a much worn record book in Rappahannock county there is a contract dated April, 1656 or 1657, between Thomas Lucas, the elder, of Rappahannock county, gentleman, on the one part, and Colonel Moore Fauntleroy and Captain William Underwood, of the same county, on the other part, in view of a marriage shortly to take place between the said Thomas Lucas and Margaret, widow of Captain John Upton, deceased, and also a bond of said Lucas, in penalty of 20,000 lbs. tobacco, to carry out the terms of this contract. Thomas Lucas, gent., of Lancaster county, in June, 1652, received a grant of 600 acres in Lancaster, among the head-rights being Thomas Lucas, Sr., his wife, Thomas Lucas, Jr., Katherine and Sarah Rowzee &c. Thomas Lucas, Sr., was a justice of Rappahannock county 1657, and Burgess from the same county March, 1657-8. His will (Thomas Lucas, the elder, of Sittingborne parish, Rappahannock county) was dated October 14th, 1669. and proved March 14th, 1673. He speaks of himself as aged, and his legatees were his son-in-law, John Catlett, son-in-law, Captain Thomas Hawkins, grandchild, Mary Hawkins, son, Thomas Lucas, and sister-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Painier [?]. According to a subsequent land grant, Thomas Lucas, Jr., died without issue and without an heir. The sons of Captain John Upton, as far as anything appears from the records, died unmarried. Of the daughters, I. Elizabeth', married, first. Captain Francis Slaughter, of Rappahannock county, who was a justice of Rappahannock county in 1657. There is a deed dated August, 1657, from Francis Slaughter, of Rappahannock, merchant, to Mrs. Margaret Upton. There is a deed, Rappahannock, dated about 1657, from Elizabeth Slaughter, conveying certain property to her son, Francis Slaughter, and naming his father, Captain Francis Slaughter, deceased. She was about to marry again. Also a deed, Rappahannock, January 6th, 1663, from Mrs. Margaret Lucas to her grandchild, Francis Slaughter, son of Francis Slaughter, deceased, with reversion to her daughter, Elizabeth Catlett. In a deed, January 5th, 1664-5, John Catlett made a deed confirming title to Francis Slaughter, and reciting that Mrs. Margaret Upton als Lucas had made a gift to said Francis Slaughter, and that he, Catlett, had married Elizabeth Slaughter, widow, mother of the said Francis Slaughter. The will of Francis Slaughter, Sr., Rappahannock, 1656, bequeathed legacies to his mother-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Upton, and brother-in-law. Colonel Moore Fauntleroy. How Moore Fauntleroy was related does not appear. Francis Slaughter, Jr., married Margaret . There is a deed, 1699, from Francis Slaughter,
of Richmond county, and his wife, Margaret, conveying land granted her in 1679. He was probably the Francis Slaughter whose will was proved in Richmond county 1718, and whose legatees were his daughters, Martha, Mary and Elizabeth, and who mentions his brother-in-law, John Taylor. If so, he omitted to name a son, for in the will, 1699, of William Catlett, half-brother of Francis Slaughter, Jr., he names his nephew, William Slaughter. The name Francis continued in the family, for in 1729 Francis Slaughter and Ann Lightfoot were married in Spotsylvania county. It is probable that the Slaughters of Culpeper &c., descended from the persons above named. It is not known how, if at all, William Slaughter, who was sheriff of Rappahannock 1686, and who, in 1674, made a deed jointly with his wife, Phoebe, was related to Francis Slaughter.Mrs. Elizabeth Slaughter married, secondly, Colonel John Catlett, of Rappahannock county. John Catlett was long one of the leading men of the section of the Colony in which he resided. He appears to have been a native of the parish of Sittingbourne, Kent, England, where he owned land. The parish of Sittingbourne, Rappahannock County, Virginia, where he lived, was doubtless named in honor of his birth-place. With Nicholas Catlett he received a grant of land on the Rappahannock in 1650. He took an active part in the business of the county and its defence from the Indians, as the records show. He was presiding justice of Rappahannock 1665, and died about 1670, killed, it is said, while defending a frontier fort (at what was afterwards Port Roval) against the Indian. Of the tract of about 4,800 acres which he patented and bought, lying on the south side of the Rappahannock, between Golden rule and Cedar creek, and called "Green Hill," some 300 or 400 acres are still possessed by a descendant in the male line. By his will (date torn off) he bequeathed property to his sons, John, William and Thomas, and to his daughter, Margaret, 1,860 acres in the "freshes"of Rappahannock. He had previously by deed conveyed land to his daughters, Sarah and Elizabeth, wives, respectively, of Robert and Francis Taliaferro. By his will, as cited in the marriage contract Edited by Philip Alexander Bruce, William Glover 

of his widow with Rev. Amory Butler, he directed his children to be educated in England out of the proceeds of his estate there. His son, John, was member of the House of Businesses from Essex 1700 and 1702 (Essex Records), and died in 1724, when his will was recorded in Essex. His daughter, Rebecca, married Francis Conway, and was the grandmother of President Madison. In 1701 John Catlett, Jr., gave a power of attorney to John Munford, of London, gentleman, to sell his lands at Sittingbourne and Radwlesham [?], Kent, England. The following from the English Chancery Proceedings gives something in regard to the family in England: Chancery Proceedings—Charles I, C. C., 39, 20th Apr., 1648:
Humbly complaining, sheweth unto y'r honor yo'r Orrators George Catlett ye elder of Blackwall in Co. Middlesex, gent, Judeth Catlett, Tho: Catlett, Will: & Edward Catlett, sonnes of ye s'd Judeth & of Tho: Catlett, late of Sittingborne in ye Co. of Kent, deceased, by ye s'd Judeth Catlett their mother & guardian. George Catlett, ye younger, of Sandwich, in ye County of Kent, marriner, & John Catlett sonne of John Catlett, ye younger: yo'r Orrators George Catlett ye elder & Thomas Catlett deceased, George Catlett ye younger being all ye sonnes of John Catlett ye elder late of Sittingbourne, in ye Co. of Kent afors'd gent, deceased, whereas heretofore yt is abt. Easter 1646, Geo: Catlett ye elder & Tho: Catlett, Geo: Catlett ye younger & John Catlett sonne of John Catlett ye younger did exhibite their Bill of Complaynt against Silvester Herlakenden & Roger Herlakenden thereby shewing yt Walter Herlakenden late of Mole Ashe in Co. Kent gent deceased father of the s'd Silvester & Roger was lawfully seized in his demesne as of fe in ye manor of Uston w'th al ye lands & tenements thereunto belonging lying & being in ye severall p'ishes of Tunstall Borden Milton als Midleton and Sittingbourne in Co. Kent & also of & in all ye tenement called Sollimans & lands thereunto belonging in Tonstell afs'd & also of certaine lands in greate Sittingbourne feild contayning 32 acres in one close 3 orchards & certayne lands in Milton contayning 20 acres & of and in other houses & yeards in ye Borth Street in Milton & of one messuage & marsh landes & tenements belonging in Brensett in ye s'd County, & ye s'd Walter Herlakenden being thereof seized by Indenture 12 July—? convey'd unto John Catlett ye elder for security of £(xi, all his Estate, Title interest of ye manor of Uston, on condition nevertheless that if Katherine Trollop, widdowe her ex'ors or assigns or ye s'd Walter Herlakenden his ex'ors & assigns, pay unto John Catlett ye elder his heires & assigns in ye South Porch of ye Church of Sittingbourne ye some of ^69, in instalments at certain tymes ye said Indenture sh'd be voyd, & your complainants shewed that noe part of the said money was paid & the property descended unto ye complainants George Catlett ye elder, Tho. Catlett deceased, George Catlett ye younger & to John Catlett ye younger, father of ye Complt John Catlett.

"John Catlett, sonne of John Catlett the younger," was probably the emigrant to Virginia. Doubtless much more could be learned from wills.
The family appears to have been resident in Kent for a considerable period. In Hasted's History of Kent there is mention of Wm. Catlett, who died 5th Elizabeth, possessed of 100 acres of land and 20 acres of wood in the parish of Tong, on which land his son, Thomas, levied a fine in the same year. Lawrence Catlote, of the parish of Great Chart, by his will proved 1469, devised his messuage called The Place, in Chart Street, on the death ofJoane, his wife, to John, son of Nicholas Phylipp.
Mrs. Elizabeth Catlett married thirdly, in 1672, Rev. Amory Butler, of Rappahannock county. On October 16th, 1671, as Elizabeth, widow of Col.John Catlett, she had given a power of attorney to Mr. Daniel Gaines (an early justice of Rappahannock, and ancestor of the family of that name in Virginia), whose daughter, Elizabeth, married her son, John Catlett. Her will is on record at Essex Court House, dated May 17th, 1673, proved June 16th, 1673. Legatees: "son Frances Slaughter, all the furniture of my chamber, except a chest of drawers which I give to my daughter Sarah, and a close-stool to my son John Catlett—to son Frances Slaughter, all goods, money, plate and rings, mentioned in an account in the hands of Mr. Daniel Gaines; also one negro boy, and an equal share of my stock of pewter, brass and iron, also a great chair, a small couch, a chest, and such other things in the house as my mother gave me by her will—to daughter Elizabeth, the bed and furniture now in the dining room, the press and cushion, great looking glass, drawing table and Turkey Carpet, and my childbed linen, blankets, and fine basket, my wedding ring, my biggest diamond ring, gilded bodkin, necklace with the biggest pearls, a small bible, silver sucking bottle and the small Cabinet—to daughter Sarah, two of my biggest stone rings, the small pearl necklace, silver bodkin, my new trunk, napkin press, a small bible, small testament, a dram cup, my wedding ring and an oval table—to son John, a small diamond ring, the map in the dining room, a rapier, a great cutlash, a pair of silver buttons, a pair of silver buckles, and the antimonial cup—to son William, a small cutlash, a ring with the stone enamelled blue, a silver seal—to two daughters, all my wearing apparel, clothes and linnen—to sons John and William, all my books, according to the inventory—to sons John and William and two daughters, all of my plate, except three spoons, and also to them, all pewter, brass, linnen and other household stuff not otherwise bequeathed—to three sons, each a carbine—to the four children of husband John Catlett, a gray mare and furniture—to cousin Wm. Underwood, the elder, one colt—to cousin Humphrey Booth, a chest and goods which were my mother's—to cousin Catherine Booth, a silver caudle cup which was her grandmother's—to sister Pierce, a mourning ring—my executors shall supply what tobacco may be needed for my children's education in England, according to my deceased husband's will—what money remains in the hands of Messrs. Gifford and Munford in London, to be used for the purchase of furniture for my son Frances Slaughter, in lieu of what his father-in-law owed him—Beloved husband Amorv Butler executor, and my Cousin Captain Thos. Hawkins, my brother Edward Rowzee, and Mr. Daniel Gaines overseers of my will—to brother Booth's children, several cattle—to beloved husband Amory Butler, a bed, furniture and a mourning ring."

There was a suit in the General Court, May, 1673, between Amory Butler and Capt. Thomas Hawkins, "a kinsman of Col. John Catlett," as to which should have charge of the children and estate. It was adjudged that Butler have charge of the estate and Mr. Daniel Gaines of the children. Rev. Amory Butler was brother of Rev. Wm. Butler, of Westmoreland county.
II. Sarah, second daughter of Capt. John Upton, was doubtless the "Sister Peirce" named in Mrs. Butler's will. Wm. Peirce was a justice of Westmoreland in 1668, as Major William Peirce was first in the Commission of the peace for Westmoreland, Nov. 5, 1677. There is a deed, dated Oct., 1668, from Major William Peirce to George Bruce, and acknowledged by Peirce's wife Sarah. The will of Col. William Peirce was proved in Westmoreland, March 25, 1702. Legatees: Pierce Gower and Stanley Gower, 310 acres being the land their father lived on, grandson Samuel Bayley, grandson Wm. Peirce (son of John Peirce, deceased), wife. Daughters: Elizabeth Bridges, Margaret Graham and Mary Rowsey. It seems probable, from various records, that Mrs. Margaret Upton
had been previously married to Underwood, and that by him she
had several children. As has been stated, Wm. Underwood is named in the will of Capt. Upton. In 1650 Wm. Underwood, gentleman, had a grant of land on the north side of the Rappahannock; among the headrights were Wm. Underwood, himself, four twins to Virginia; Mary his wife and Wm. Underwood his son. Wm. Underwood was Burgess for Lancaster, Nov., 1652, and justice of Rappahannock 1656. There was recorded in Rappahannock county a deed Nov. 2, 1657, from Capt. Wm. Underwood, of Rappahannock (with the consent of Mary, his wife), conveying to Richard Loes and Rice Jones, gentleman, both of Rappahannock county, a tract of 650 acres on north side Rappahannock river. There is recorded in Lancaster a power of attorney from Henry Mountfort, of Rotterdam, merchant, to William Moosle (Moseley) "merchant in ye Virginias," to receive certain payments from Mr. Wm. Underwood, dwelling in Virginia, dated Aug. 12, 1649, recorded in Lancaster, Oct. 1653. Mr. Wm. Underwood was a justice of Lancaster, 1652, and on Dec. 11, 1656, was appointed one of the justices, and of the quorum of Rappahannock county at its formation. There is also in Lancaster a power of attorney, from Simon Overzhe, of Linhaven, Va., merchant, to Mr. Wm. Underwood.
Margaret Underwood named in Captain Upton's will as "daughter," married Humphrey Booth. There is a marriage contract between Humphrey Booth, of the county of Lancaster, merchant, of the one part, and James Williamson and Wm. Underwood, of Lancaster, gentlemen, of the second part, the said Booth intending to marry Margaret Underwood, sister of said Captain Wm. Underwood, conveying 700 acres on Rappahannock river, in Lancaster, which land was lately conveyed to him (Booth) by Mrs. Margaret Upton, widow, and mother of the said Margaret Underwood. There is recorded in Lancaster a power of attorney, dated Dec'r 5th, 1653, to Humphrey Booth, of London, merchant, who was about to go to Virginia. Humphrey Booth was appointed one of the justices of Rappahannock county at its organization, December 11th, 1656. There is on record a power of attorney from Wm. Walthall, of Henrico, merchant, to Humphrey Booth, of Rappahannock, merchant, dated July 26th, 1656; also a power of attorney, 1659, from Mary, wife of Wm. Underwood. There is a deed, August 10th, 1663, from Humphrey Booth and Margaret, his wife. There are on record deeds of gift from Mrs. Margaret Lucas to her grandchildren, Grace and Catherine Booth. One of these daughters married Robert Brooke.

It is probable that another sister of Capt. Wm. Underwood, Mary, married Capt. Thomas Hawkins, and still another daughter married James Williamson. Captain Underwood is spoken of as "uncle" of Williamson's daughters, who married, respectively, Wm. Ball and John Rosier.
It appears from a deed, that in 1675, Elizabeth, widow of Major Wm. Underwood (who must have married a second time), was the wife of Archdale Combe, of Rappahannock county. From a pedigree and wills in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1889, pp. 158-160, it appears that Thomas Archdale, citizen and draper, of London, whose pedigree is given in the Visitation, of London, 1633-'4, and whose will was proved in 161 T, had a daughter, Margaret, who married John Combe, of London, merchant, and had a son, Archdale Comb, named in his grandfather's will.