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RICHARD STITH [Jr.]
b. 12-9-1778, Campbell Co., Va d 4-13-1843 Meade Co., Ky.
m. 12-27-1798 Elizabeth Jones b 1-1779 d 8-24-1844
Richard Stith was the youngest child of Richard Stith and Lucy Hall. He married Elizabeth Jones in Virginia. They came to Ky. about 1806. They bought land in Hardin Co., now Meade Co., and called the area Stith Valley.
Their children were:
Stith b. 3-2-1802 d 10-6-1786
m. 5-27-1819 Thomas Hawfield Stith, s of William and Nancy Jones
Elizabeth b 10-6-1803 d 6-7-1840
m. 2-11-1819 William Stith Saunders, s of Daniel J. and Martha Stith
Buckner Jones Stith b. 5-31-1807 d 9-1-1856
m. 3-5-1829 Cinderella Moreman
m. 2-15-1843 Mary Cofer
m. 3-21-1852 Emily Bowman
Susan b 12-10-1808 d 9-4-1847
m. 5-13-1825 Griffin Stith, s of William and Mary Jones
John Craig b 10-3-1810 d 3-1-1880
m. 10-6-1831 Mahala Ann Stith, d of Dr. John and Susan Hightower
William Banks b. 4-21-1812 d. 7-17-1880
m. 11-13-1834 Hannah Hayden d of Jacob and Sophia Shacklett
m. 1-1-1843 Elizabeth Ann King
Edmund J. b. 3-25-1812 d 4-2-1860
m. 8-22-1844 Mary Susan Dowell d of James B. and Barbara Shacklett
Martha Ann b. 5-14-1816
m. 7-14-1831 Joseph E. Hardaway s of Drury and Ann Stith Hardaway
m. 11-14-1874 Thomas B. Nall
Jessie Jones b. 3-14-1818 d. 7-21-1895
m. 10-6-1842 Lucinda Cain d John and Olive Dinsmore
Mary Ann b. 1-23-1820 d 10-24-1873
m. 4-14-1836 Henry Stith s of William and Nancy Jones
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RICHARD STITH b 9-30-1727 d 11-16-1802 Campbell Co, VA
m 12-29-1756 LUCY HALL b 7- -1736 d 2-11-1815
Their children were:
Ann b 11-12-1757 d 1-14-1831
m Drury Hardaway
m 2nd Hightower
Joseph b 9-6-1959 d 11-3-1837
m 1782 Nancy Cocke
Lucy b 3-12-1761 d 6-13-1802
m 1780 W. Jordan
Elizabeth b 1-25-1762 d prior 1843
m Jesse A. Norman
Mary b 11-12-1764
Benjamin b 9-28-1766 d 3-18-1837
m Phoebe Cox
Thomas b 10-8-1768 d 7-27-1821
m Rhoda Jones
John b 10-7-1770 d 10-27-1840
m Susan Hightower
Catherine b 5-28-1773
m James Jones
Martha b 5-8-1775 d 7-1-1843
m 1-23-1793 Daniel J. Saunders b c 1772 d prior 1830
William b 10-8-1777 d 1854
m Nancy Jones
Richard b 12-9-1778 d 5-13-1843
m 12-27-1798 Elizabeth Jones b 1- -1779 d 8-24-1844
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C O P Y
WILL OF RICHARD STITH, 1782
In the name of God. Amen, I Richard Stith, of Campbell County, aged fifty four, -- being now in good health, and in full exercise of my senses and memory, -- my labours and care having been blessed with a competency of this World's Goods -- and calling to mind that it is good for the surviving part of the Family, that a Man should set his House in Order before he leaves this World to go to a Better, do make my last Will and Testament in manner and form following:
I must be decently and plainly buryed -- funeral Sermon etc., paid. I leave in possession of my well beloved wife, to her own command, use, benefit and comfort, my Whole Estate -- to be delivered to the Children agreeable to the succeeding paragraphs hereof, but her full and quiet profession of this land, and Plantation where we live, and the 80 acres at the mouth of Lick Creek, and an uncertain number of negros, to remain to her during her lifetime, instead of other manner of Right of Dower.
I give and bequeath to my Son Joseph my Land on Jumping Run, including Mount Hermon in Bedford County, by Patent 1150 acres.- This is since conveyed by Deed.
I give and bequeath to my son Benjamin all my Land on the Stoney Fork of Goose Creek, by Patent 1150 acres, including Buck Mountain; to him and his heirs forever.
I give and bequeath to my Son Thomas, my Land on the South side of Goose Creek, opposite to the Flat-top Mountain, by Patent 1100 Acres, including Harpeth and Shalum; to him and his heirs and assigns forever.
I give and bequeath to my Sons, John and William, all my Land on both sides Molly's Creek inclusive works lodged in the Registers Office for 1460 acres, and my Land on Branches of the South Fork of Falling River contiguous to the long Mountain by Patent 1200 Acres, also my Land near the head of Little Falling River, on Mulberry Creek and including the head of Narrow-passage Branch, Works lodged in the Register's Office 1400 Acres; three Tracts to be equally divided between them by their own consent or otherwise -- to each of them and his heirs and assigns forever. -- This since is otherwise given.
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I give and bequeath to my Son Richard, my Land on Lick Creek inclusive Works 1045 Acres including the old Seat, Jacob; and 80 Acres on Falling River at the mouth of Lick Creek, -- to him, his heirs and assigns forever: but Richard is not to possess any part of it in the lifetime of his Mother without her consent.
I leave my well-beloved Wife, Lucy, in full possession
of my whole Estate, -- which Estate (except Lands being already directed) must be divided
at future times, as followeth (viz) a Son at age, or a Daughter married or at age, and
demand made my Will is that such Son or Daughter shall have two negros of such age and
size as can be spared -- and some Stock and Household Goods, if can be spared -- and so on
-- during the lifetime of my wife -- after her decease then a final division of my slaves
and other personal Estate to take place, viz. those of our children that have received,
and those who have not received, to be made equal -- not taking into the account the
increase or decrease of those part-portions that go out -- or have gone out -- but to be
considered as they were when they went out, and if a married daughter after receiving part
or all of her portion, die without a child, or she and her child or children die, then I
judge it unreasonable that her portion should go out of my Family -- wherefore I declare,
and it is my Will that the portion of such deceased Daughter shall return into my Estate
and be divided in the same manner, as if they had not gone out.
Surveyors fees and other debts due to me must be collected (with moderation) the money to pay my debts, and the overplus, if any, to remain in the care of my Executors, or my wife if single -- for contingent charges -- perhaps Schooling our Children.
Now, I mean to cut of the force and effect of heir at Law in my Family. my Will is that if one or more of our children die. under age, or without lawful heir, or without Will, in either of those three cases the Survivors shall he co-heirs.
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I do hereby nominate and appoint Edmund Winston, John F.
Patrick and Charles Cobbs, gentlemen, my Executors, I having confidence in you accompanied
with warm friendship, I entreat you to accept of the Trust. -- This is altered.
In witness whereof: I have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this 1st day of June 1782.
( Signed ) Richard Stith.
Signed, sealed and published by Richard Stith as for his Will and Testament in our prefence, who in the prefence of the said Richard Stith subscribed our names as witness thereto, June 1-1872.
(Signed): Peter Terrell John Boughton
John Cocke Robt. Armistead
Thos. Jones John Lane
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A Codicil to my Will, the Will hearing date the 5th day of June, 1782. I give and
bequeath to my son, Benjamin, 400 acres of Land, more or less, situate in Bedford County,
on head branches of Enoch's Creek, according to the Patent bearing date the 14th day of
August 1787 (this in lieu of part of the Stoney-fork tract otherwise dispos'd of) to him,
his heirs and assigns forever.
I give and bequeath to Drury Hardaway, my Son-in-law, 1050 Acres. more or less, situate in Campbell County on Lawsons Creek according to the Patent dated May 16th 1786 (This is not altogether a gift -- he hath made compensation) to him, his heirs and assigns forever.
I give and bequeath to Luke Morris Valentine, 80 acres, more or less, the same that Charles Talbot, Sen. Esq., acknowledged to me in Bedford Court, situate in Campbell County on Falling River including the little old plantation on Lick Creek, including the mouth of the Creek: to him, his heirs and assigns forever: and for This, he hath made compensation.
I give and bequeath to my Son, Richard 600 acres, more or less, situate in Campbell County on both sides of Narrow- passage Branch, including the head: being part of the tract of 1400 Acres by Patent bearing date the 20th day of August 1783. -- and this to compensate Richard Stith, Jun'r, in the wear and tear already made and likely to be made on the Jacob tract and Plantation to him, his heirs and assigns forever.
Now, I appoint (her, who will then be) my widow, Lucy Stith, Executrix solus.
N. B. -- So much of the aforesaid Will as is opposed, now made null by this Codicil.
Signed. sealed and published by Richard Stith, as a Codicil to his aforesaid Will, this 10th day of September 1792.
In Presence of Richard Stith (Seal)
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The Will bearing date June 1, 1782, to which a Codicil dated Sept. 10, 1792, and now
annexed tacked to the Codicil as followeth:
I give and bequeath to my son John the whole of the Land on Molly's Creek, according to the Patent 1460 Acres, -- to him. his heirs and assigns forever.
I give and bequeath to my son, William, the 250 Acres on the East Fork of Jumping Run, being the remainder of a Tract by Patent for 400 Acres in Bedford.
Also to my son, William, beginning on Buzzard Branch; thence along the island Road by the Cross roads and down the main Road toward the old Mill to Bell's line, all that Part to the \\'. & N. W., of
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the said Roads: in Campbell. Also to my son, William, the remaining 1150 acres at Narrow-passage Branch, Mulberry Creek, and Panter Branch; these three bequests to him, his heirs and assigns forever.
Sealed and Signed this 9th day of October 1795.
Richard Stith (Seal)
in good d health
N. B. -- So much of the aforesaid Will and Codicil, as is opposed, now made null by this Tact.
The Tack brought over and continued from the 9th day of October, 1795. I give and bequeath to my son-in-law James Jones, the parcel of Land laid off for him in part of our daughter. Katharine's portion instead or in lieu of another negro, -- by consent: 73 Acres, more or less. situate, bounded on the North side by the Island Old Road, on the South by his own line, in the West by Buzzard Branch and in the East by a division Line -- to him, his heirs and assigns forever.
Given under my hand and seal: this 6th day of January, 1798.
Richard Stith (Seal)
N. B. -- This is since conveyed by Deed.
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Now, a Supplemental to the Will, codicil and Tack.
I desire and hope that the Widow Lady and her Son, Richard, will agree well together in One Common Stock after I have left them in such comfortable circumstances, -- But, if not. then -- our Son Richard must hare and take immediate possession. in the Lady's lifetime, of Land, beginning at the mouth of Pompy's Branch, up the same passing by the mouth of Saucor and one more fork, to the mouth of a drain at the old road: up the drain to the head of the same; thence to the S. W., Corner of the Detach'd Field. and along the path towards Mr. West's Mill to the Land line: All that part of the Land lying to the Westward of those lines (not to interrupt his brother William) also two negroes, his choice of the then remaining number (but not his Mother's house servant) These to be accounted, dealt out to Richard in manner as hath been to the other children, -- here I mention again, "Her who will then he my Widow Lady to be my Executrix alone" -- and our Sons Joseph, Benjamin, Thomas, John, William and Richard. Her Securities -- with powers of control in extreme occasions (but not otherwise).
N. B. -- So much of the aforesaid Will, Codicil and Tack, as are opposed, made null by this Supplement.
Given under my hand and Seal this 7th day of April, 1798.
(Signed) Richard Stith (Seal)
Witnessed this 11th of Sept. 1800.
And further 1 give and bequeath to my widow lady and her
son Richard Stith Jun'r. the Still-House and its appurtenances and all the stock, horses
etc., except one horse and 1 cow for our Son William.
( Signed, this 8th day of Jany., 1801.
At a court held for Campbell County, December 13, 1802, the within Last Will and Testament of Richard Stith, gentleman, deceased, together with four codicils thereto annexed, was proved by the oaths of Dennis Kelley and Adlar Avinton, two of the witnesses thereto subscribed and the last Codicil to the said Will proved to be the handwriting of the said Richard Stith. deceased, by the oaths of Robert Alexander and Williston Talbot, all of which is ordered to be Recorded. Liberty being reserved the Executrix in the said Will named to take probate thereof when she shall think fit. Ro. Alexander, C. C. C.
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And at a Court continued and held for the County of
Campbell the 12th day of April, 1803 on the motion of Lucy Stith, the Executrix in the
said Will named who made oath therto according to Law certificate is granted her for
obtaining probate thereof in due from, giving security, whereupon she together with Joseph
Stith, Benjamin Stith; Thomas Stith; John Stith; William Stith; Richard Stith; Denny
Hendaway; I. Saunders. her securities, entered into and acknowledged their bond in the
Penalty of Twenty Thousand Dollars, conditioned as the Law directs for the said
Executrix's due and faithful administration on said decedant's Estate and performance of
Ro. Alexander. C. C. C.
(This is from TYLER'S QUARTERLY MAGAZINE IN LOS ANGELES.)
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MAJOR JOHN STITH b 1638 Lancastershire, England d 1692 Charles City Co., VA
m 1656 Jane Parsons (m 1 Thomas Gregory and 2 Joseph Parsons)
d 1686 Charles City Co, VA
Major John Stith came to Virginia before 1656 and had patents in Charles City County 1663. In 1676 he was a Captain in Charles City Co. Militia and was actively engaged on the government side during Bacon's Rebellion. He married Jane Parsons, a widow, who had a daughter Judith. In 1691 he was high sheriff.
Their children were:
John, Capt. in Chas. City Co. Militia and Sheriff in 1712
m. Mary Randolph
Their son: William m
Judith Randolph d Thos Randolph of Tuchahoe
"agreeable Lady with a very Considerable Fortune." He received
BA in 1728 and MA 1733 Queen's College, Oxford. He was chaplain,
House of Burgesses in 1738, Rector in Henrico Co., Pres. Wm & Mary 1752-55. From Byrd Diary
Drury b 1670 Chas City Co d 1741 (?) Brunswick Co. Va
m Susanna Bathurst in 1694. She b 1674 New Kent Co. Va.
SEE NEXT PAGE FOR THEIR CHILDREN
m 1681 Col. Robert Bolling (he was m 1st Jane Rolfe, granddaughter of Pocahontas)
d 7-17-1709 at "Kippax". Tomb later moved to Petersburg.
Their son Col Robert
Bolling b 1682 d 1749 (5 d, 1 s by 1st wife)
m Anne Cocke 7 d and 1 s
Had a store and mill on the Appomatax at the Falls tapping the trade near the site of later town Petersburg. Was Justice and surveyor in Prince George Co, vestryman in Bristol Parrish and commissioned in county militia. (Memoir of a Portion of the Bolling Faimly in England and Va. Richmond 1868.) Col. Bolling entertained Byrd in Nov 1728 on his return from his survey of dividing line "at his comfortable home within hearing of the falls" and again in 1733 on his return from Journey to Eden. (Byrd, Diary)
Their daughter Anne m 1730 John Hall, Justice of Peace
Prince George Co 1736-39 and owned land in Surrey,
Prince George, Brunswick and Amelia Counties.
Their daughter Lucy m Richard Stith
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DRURY STITH b 1670 Chas City Co VA d 1741 Brunswick Co., VA
m 1694 Susan Bathurst b 1674 New Kent Co. Va d after 1741
Drury Stith lived near Byrd and is mentioned frequently in his diaries. "I think them excellent people." Apparently they moved to Brunswick Co. I have not yet decided which Drury Stith went with Byrd on his Dividing Line Expedition. Or which Drury d 1740.
Their children were:
Lt. Col. Drury, Jr. b c 1695 Chas City Co Va d 1740
m 1717 Elizabeth Buckner b c 1698 Brunswick Co d 1777 Brunswick Co
John - Godson of Byrd who was supervising his education in 1710
Mary m Aug 31 , 1720 to Herbert, Byrd attended wedding
Susannah? (Will presented in Chas. City Co 1742 by Susannah and William.)
Lt. Col Drury Stith
m. Elizabeth Buckner
Their children were:
Col. Drury b 1718 d 1770
Griffin b 1720 d 1784
Griffin Jr. b 8-24-1753 d 1794 m Frances Townsend Washington
m 2d Mary Dent Alexander
Buckner b 1722 d 1791 m Susanna Capt Va Rev War
John b 1724 d 1773
Richard b 9-3-1727 d 11-16-1802 Campbell Co. Va
m 12-28-1756 Lucy Hall b 7- -1736 d 2-12-1815
Bathurst b 1731 d 1801
Thomas b 1732 d 1801 m 1780 Holly Bailey
Richard Stith was a surveyor and laid out the city of Lynchburg, Va. He died in Va. leaving six sons and six daughters. All but one of the children moved to KY after the father's death.