MECKLENBURG COUNTY, VIRGINIA

VAUGHAN FAMILY

Will Abstracts

County

Book.Page

Dated

Recorded

Testator

Witnesses

Executor(s)

Beneficiaries and Relationship

Comments

Meck

WB 01.088


21 Jan 1771

8 Apr 1771

Will of Robert Jones


Witnesses:

Samuel Burke

Richard Jones

William Rudd

William Wilson


Executor:

Brother John Jones


Wife not named and deceased

1.          1000 acres to John Jones, Milly Vaughan, Edmond Jones, Robert Jones.

2.          Land on Aaron’s Cr in Granville Co, North Carolina to James Jones, son of brother James Jones.

3.          Land on Aaron’s Cr in Granville Co, North Carolina to Ambrose Jones, son of James Jones.

Brother John Jones

Milly Vaughan [Daughter of his brother John Jones and wife of John Vaughan]

Edmond Jones, son of brother James Jones

Robert Jones, son of brother Richard Jones

Ambrose Jones, son of brother James Jones

Meck

WB 01.384


11 Jul 1781

8 Oct 1781

Will of: James Wilkins


Executor:

son Charles Wilkins


Witnesses:

Thomas Field

John Puryear

William Hundley

Wife: Arabella Wilkins

 

Children: Charles Wilkins

Martha Wilkins

Sukey (Susannah) Vaughan

Mary Wilkins

Milly Newton

600 acre plantation to wife and after her death to Charles Wilkins.

Granddaughter: Sarah Vaughan.

 

Meck

WB 02.149


20 Mar 1785

13 Feb 1786

Will of: William Vaughan


Executors:

John Wynn (friend)

Samuel Vaughan


Witnesses:

Thomas Parker,

Elizabeth Parker

Stith Thompson

Wife:

Wife to choose one of two plantations and the other to sold

Children:

Sarah Gregory

Samuel Vaughan

John Vaughan

James Vaughan

Peter Vaughan

Milarson Overby

Milly Chandler

Elizabeth Vaughan

Nanny Gregory

Molly Hayes

Children per Meck DB 07.263

Ambrose Gregory,

Samuel Vaughan,

John Vaughan,

James Vaughan,

Peter Vaughan,

(not in deed)

Peter Overbey and wife Elizabeth,

David Chandler

Richard Gregory,

Winkfield Hays,

Other: Mary Sizemore

Relationship not stated

Grandson: William Overby

 

Meck

WB 03.079


7 June 1789

10 Oct 1791

Will of: Mildridge Vaughan


Executors:

Ambrose Gregory

Joseph Gregory

Thomas Hamblin


Witnesses:

Joshua James

Joseph Carter

David Chandler,

Alexander Overby

Sons: Ambrose Gregory

Joseph Gregory

 

Granddaughter Lucy Hayes

 

Mentions 6 children, not named

 

Meck

WB 03.085


27 Sep1791

9 Jan 1792

Will of John Sr Jones


Witnesses:

John Wilburn

Peter Overby

Machadiah Overby


Executor:

Son Benjamin Jones

Son James Jones

Joseph Blanks

Wife not named and deceased

Children:

James Jones

Benjamin Jones

John Jones

Ann Blanks

Philadelphia Yancey

Amelia Vaughan

Frances Wilkins

Daughters to divide 478 acres (Mountain Tract)

Granddau.

Sarah Griffin

Frances Griffin

Granddaus. to split 433 acres evenly.

Grandsons:

Joseph Blanks

John Blanks.

Meck

WB 03.123


9 Jul 1792

Will of: Jeremiah Vaughan

Widow: Martha Vaughan

Nuncupative (oral) will. Entire estate to widow Martha Vaughan.

Above entries derived from Katherine B. Elliott, Early Wills 1765-1799 Mecklenburg County, Virginia

Meck

WB 08.009

23 Sep 1813

18 Oct 1813


Will of: John Vaughan


Witnesses:

John Butler

Hardy Glore

Ann Overby

Elizabeth Butler

Charles Carter

Benjamin Carter


Executors:

Son John

Charles Hamblin

Widow:

Amelia

Life Estate

Children:

John

William

Stephen , Dec’d, Children of [not named]

Amela Overby

Sarah Blank

Mary Green

Susannah Arrington


 

Meck

WB 08.084

1814.0417

1814.1017

Will of: Thomas Spain, Sr.


Witnesses:

Cain Coleman

Robert Harris


Executors:

Son William

Friend Joseph B. Clausel


Wife:

Angelica Spain


Children:

Thomas Spain, Jr.

William

Fanny

Sterling Spain, dec’d

Abraham

Daniel, dec’d

Polly Avery dec’d wife of James M. Avery

Judy Vaughan, dec’d late wife of James Vaughan

 

Meck

WB 08.163

1814.0502

1815.0821

Will of: James Griffin


Witnesses:

Robert Yancey, Jr

Robert Jones

John B. Yancey

Benjamin Worsham


Executors:

Robert Williamson

Hezekiah Yancy

Wife:

Karen


Children:

Philadelphia Vaughan

Mary

Nancy

Frances

Jenny

James

Sally

Elizabeth

 

Meck

WB 08.410

1815.1026

1818.0216

Will of: Elizabeth Robertson


Witnesses:

William Richards

William Callus

Reps? T Osborne


Executors:

William Pettus

Friends:

Children of Absalom Hasten

Margaret

John

Martha

Sally

Rebecca

Absalom

Jacob

William Richards

Elizabeth Vaughan, dau of Garner Vaughan

William Pettus

Joseph B. Clausel

 

Meck

WB 09.103

1818.0912

1820.0117

Will of: William Harris, Sr.


Witnesses:

Joseph Clausel

Robert Harris

James Spain


Executors:

Elijah Gregory

Wife:

Ann


Children:

Spencer

John

Sherwood

Polly

Judy Spain

Nancy Allen_____[Bearing? Dearing?]

Tabitha

Susannah Claiborne Vaughan

 

Meck

WB 09.469

1822.1021

1823.1121

Will of: Nancy Foster


Witnesses:

Richard H. Baptist

Clausel Williams

Alexander Clausel

Nathaniel Baptist


Executor:

Joseph B. Clausel

Nephew, Jesse Vaughan

Niece, Polly A Gordan

 

Meck

WB 12.253

1828.1111

1830.0621

Will of: Amelia Vaughan


Witnesses:

James Keen

James Blank

Henry Hester


Executors:

John Vaughan

James Black

Children:


John

William

Mary Green

Sally Blank

Susannah Arrington

Amelia Overby

Note: Amelia did not mention any children of Stephen, deceased. This could mean she may have been John’s second wife.

Meck

WB 13.214

1823.0804

1833.0800

Will of: Marianna Blackbourne


Witnesses:

George Terry?

John Hamilton


Executor:


Henry Walker for Richard H. Walker and his sister Ann V. Walker

Mary John Nesbitt

John C. Goode

sister Mary A. Wood Vaughan

 

Meck

WB 13.400

1818.0329

1835.0119

Will of: Mary Alford Vaughan


Witnesses:

Mariana Blackbourne

Josiah ?

R. Redd

J. S. Field


Executor:

Thomas Blackbourne

Nephew Thomas Black

 

Meck

WB 15.383

1840.0723

1841.0719


Will of: Henry Green


Witnesses:



Executors:

Wife: Mary Green


One Half of Estate to:

John Vaughan

William Vaughan

Heirs of Stephen Vaughan

Milly Overby, and her husband Mordediah?

Susannah Arrington

Sarah Blanks

This section gives property to the siblings of Mary. She was the daughter of John Vaughan and Amelia Jones; and the granddaughter of William “T” Vaughan”

One Fourth of Estate to:

Dicy Puryear and her husband Morgain

Patsy Newton & William her husband

Ann Townsend & John her husband

Elizabeth Sizemore and Daniel her husband

Per Wallace Sizemore (FTDNA Kit 3233, Cyan 26), These four ladies are sisters. They are daughters of John Sizemore and Mary Overby. Mary Overby was the daughter of Zachariah Overby and Millicent Vaughan

One Fourth of Estate to:

Lucinda Vaughan, dau of Zedekiah Vaughan


 

In the name of God amen I Henry Green of the county of Mecklenburg and the state of Virginia being in good bodily health and of sound and XXX mind and memory calling to mind frailty and uncertainly of human life, and being desirous of settling my mortally affairs and d-XXX now the estate with which it has please God to XXX shall be disposed of after my death.While I have strength and capacity so to doe. Doe make and publish this, my last will and testament hereby revoking and making null and void all other last wills and testaments by me heretofore made and XXX I command my immortal to him who grant and my body to the earth.To be buried with such expenses here after named may think proper and as to my worldly estate and all the property real personal or mixed which I shall die XXX and possessed or to which I shall be entitled as the time of my decease.I devise, bequeath and dispose with in the manner and form following to wit.

I XXX my will is that all my just house and formal expended if all in my executors here after assigned be paid out of my estate as soon after my death as shall be.Then to found convenient.

Item 1I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Green all of my estate both real, personal or mixed or what kind service her natural life and should she my said wife Mary Green think to sell all or any part of the estate I may leave with real or personal it is my will she shall doe as with the consent of my last XXX named XXX and she have full power and authority hereby granted her by XXX to convey to the purchase or purchasers a proper deed in XXX to say land or lands she may sell, also a bill of sale to any or all the Negroes she may sell and XXX further XXX the process to hereto by my last XXX named executor for her benefit.

Item 2 I give, bequeath and devise to John Vaughan, William Vaughan and the heirs of Stephan Vaughan and Milley Overby and Moraiah her husband, Susannah Arrington and Sarah Blanks to them and their heirs forever as the d-XXX of the said beloved wife Mary, one moeity of all my estate of every kind except my man Joshua to be equally divided between them.

Item 3 I give and bequeath and devise to Dicey Puryear and Morgan her husband, Patsy Newton and William her husband, Ann Townsend and her husband John and Elizabeth Sizemore and Daniel her husband to them and their heirs forever one forth of my estate of every kind except my man Joshua after the decrease of my beloved wife Mary to be equally divided between them.

Item 4 I give and bequeath and devise to Lucinda Vaughan daughter of Zebadiah Vaughan deceased to her and her heir forever one forth of my estate of every kind except my man Joshua at the decease of my wife and I doe hereby appoint my friend Robert Y. Overby his guardian with full power and authority to lay the same out and XXX in any way he may think fit for XXX.

Item5 In order to make an equal distribution of my estate as above directed I doe herby authorize and request my last mentioned executor hereafter named to sell all of my estate he may think best that may remained unsold at the death of my beloved wife Mary both real and personal except my man Joshua and he is hereby fully authorized to make an convey a proper deed or deeds in fee simple to the purchases of all the lands he may sell and after paying all the costs and charges which may accrue in settling my estate and all the debts that my said wife Mary may leave unpaid, divide the balance as I have heretofore directed between John Vaughan, William Vaughan and the heirs of Stephan Vaughan and Milley Overby and Moraiah her husband, Susannah Arrington and Sarah Blanks, Dicey Puryear and Morgan her husband, Patsy Newton and William her husband, Ann Townsend and her husband John and Elizabeth Sizemore and Daniel her husband, Lucinda Vaughan daughter of Zebadiah Vaughan deceased.

Item 6 At the death of my beloved wife Mary Green should my man Joshua be not sold it is my will he shall be valued and valuation be equally between John Vaughan, William Vaughan and the heirs of Stephan Vaughan and Milley Overby and Moraiah her husband, Susannah Arrington and Sarah Blanks.My said man Joshua shall have the privilege of choosing on heir of them he will service and that one shall pay up to the others their equal parts of valuation of the said man, should my wife sell him then it is my will the purchase shall be advanced among his brothers and sisters as above named equally.Lastly I as nominated and appoint my beloved wife Mary Green to be executives XXX my request John Vaughan and Robert Y Overby to execute to this my last will and testament requiring of the security in testimony whereof I the said Henry Green have here XXX set my hand and seal this 23rd day of July 1840.


Henry his mark GreenWitnessesJohn B WilkinsDavid WilisGeorge W MooreXXX Overby

Meck

WB 15.446

1839.0128

1842.0516

Will of: Peter Vaughan, Sr


Witnesses:

John Jones

____ Clausell


Executor:

Son: David

[Note: other heirs received lifetime gifts and were not named in his will.]

 

Compiled By: David H. Robertson, 159 Hickory St., Roswell, GA 30075 davidhr@hushmail.com