Today, it’s my maternal 6th
great grandmother –Mary Ann POAGE.
I’ve already published
the probate record for her husband, James Redding and you can read it here FRIDAY FINDS ~ The will of James Redding (abt 1755-1815)
His wife, Mary Ann
Redding nee Poage also left a will and named her sons-in-law as heirs.
This will was located here West Virginia, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
|Mary Ann Redding
|County of Pocahontas, Virginia
|17 Oct 1823
|Pocahontas, West Virginia, USA
|Inferred Death Year
|Inferred Death Place
|West Virginia, USA
|Wills, Vol 1-2, 1822-1852
|Probate record for Mary Ann Redding - 1823
Here is my transcription of the will.
Mary Ann Redding of the County of Pocahontas and State of Virginia make this my
last will and testament revoking all others. I do will and Bequeath my personal
estate in the manner and form following first after my funeral expenses and
just debts are paid I give and bequeath to my son-in-law Richard Hutson twenty
dollars, secondly I give and bequeath unto my son-in-law John Denason six
dollars and thirdly I give and bequeath unto my son-in-law Thomas Denason fifty
dollars and fourthly I give and bequeath unto my son-in-law William May fifty
dollars, and fifthly I give and bequeath unto my son-in-law John May one
hundred and twenty dollars, together with all my goods and all my chattled in
my possession at the time of my death, and likewise I do constitute and appoint
John May to be the executor of this my last will and testament as witness my
hand and seal this seventeenth day of October one thousand eight hundred and
Signed sealed and acknowledged in the presence of us
Pocahontas County February court 1826 This last will and testament of Mary ann Redding was proved in court by John May the executor therein named and proven by the oaths of Daniel Sharp and Thomas Lamb subscribing witnesses thereto and was ordered to be recorded.
You might notice both in this record and the one for her husband, James, that they had 5 daughters and four of them married brothers.
Sally Redding married John Dennison
Elenor Redding married Thomas
Mary Ann Redding married William May
Hannah Redding married John Simpson
and Elizabeth Redding married
Richard Hudson (my ancestors)
As difficult as it may be to ascertain some of the words in an old probate record, it often gives us plenty of information. We can identify family members, witnesses and perhaps get an idea of the year of death. Although many wills are not probated until years later.
The next question is whether I can take this line
back one more generation? Can I locate
and confirm the parents of either James Redding or his wife Mary Ann Poage?
If you are related to or connected to anyone in this blog post,
please get in touch. Let’s exchange
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