Descendants of Capt. Roger Hodges


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1. Captain Roger Hodges [1290] 1,2 was born about 1635 1 and died between 1706 and 1708 1,3,4 about age 71.

General Notes: Norfolk County, Virginia originally called New Norfolk after its parent Co. in England was created in 1637 and at first included today's Norfolk, Princess Ann and Nansemond counties. The first two were one and were referred to as Lower New Norfolk while Nansemond was called Upper New Norfolk until it was separated in 1642 and given its present name.
These three counties occupy the extreme southeast corner of the State of Virginia and form a wedge between the North Carolina boundary, the James River and the Atlantic Ocean. When Princess Ann was organized in 1691 out of Lower Norfolk, it claimed the Atlantic coast line but left to the mother county the excellently protected harbors off Hampton Roads and in Elizabeth River. This tidewater stream with its eastern, southern, and western branches and many creeks spreads like an octopus through the entire upper two-thirds of Norfolk Co. providing it with easy communication by water.
The Northwest River must have been so named by the early inhabitance of what is now Currituck Co., N.C. for it flows through the southern part of Norfolk Co. and into Currituck Bay in North Carolina.
New Norfolk and Isle of Wight Co. which adjoined it on the west, were the seat of most of the early Hodges in Virginia, who brought with them to these shores the culture, religion and customs of the Mother Country.
"The Hodges Family is one of very great age" according to Sir Edward Starchey some forty years ago who was then in possession of their pedigree from King John down to 1660 (Wm. & Mary Quarterly Vol. 5 (1) p. 8.)
The Hodges in Virginia took up just about the time Starchey's Chart left off.
Ir order to encourage immigration to its Royal Colonies, after 1619, England offered 50 acres of land the importation of each person into Virginia. Sometimes a Colonist paid his own expenses and, himself, received the land, but others found ship captains and speculators eager to transport them and receive the head right of 50 acres each. Usually the immigrants settled in the vicinity where the land was granted.
These land patents up to the year 1669 and beginning when the system was inaugerated are listed in a valuable volume "Cavaliers and Pioneers" by Nugent; p. 61 & 83, John Hodges came in 1637 and 1638, land granted in Chas. City Co. (County Records destroyed); p. 50 Robert Hodges in 1637 land to John Gookin on Nansemond River; p. 229 Richard Hodges in 1653 land in Gloucester Co.; p. 150 John Hodges in 1648 land to Philip Bennett Upper Norfolk Co.; p. 447 Robert Hodge transported in 1662 by Thomas Pope.
The Quit Rent Roll of 1704 included all counties of Virginia except those in the Northern Neck along the northern boundary of the present state, and is as near a census as is available until after the Revolution, although it is not without error. The Hodges included in it were:
Roger Hodge--Isle of Wight Co.--300 acres
Arthur Hodges--Essex Co.--100 acres
Joseph Hodges--Norfolk Co.--50 acres
Richard Hodges--Norfolk Co.--375 acres
Roger Hodges--Norfolk Co. --109 acres
Thomas Hodges--Norfolk Co.--50 acres
Thomas Hodges--King & Queen--250 acres
Robert Hodge--Isle of Wight Co.--60 acres
John Hoges--Norfolk Co.--526 acres
Thomas Hoges--Norfolk Co.--407 acres
In research, the compiler has examined the documents concerning all of these Hodges except Arthur of Essex and Thomas of King & Queen Co., and is positive of at least one omission in Norfolk Co. and believes the entire report on Hodges from York and Gloucester Counties to have been left out.
There were two Roger Hodges in Norfolk Co. in 1704. The one listed on the Quit Rent Roll was Roger, Jr., Roger Hodges Sr. had received by patents and deed before this date 1030 acres and had conveyed about 585. He should have been listed with about 450 acres.

"Cavaliers and Pioneers" does not cover two years of land patents to Va. which are lost. Also, it covers fragmentarily the era of the "Ancient Planters" before land was given as a headright which would have been to April 1619. And while neither this excellent book nor the Quit Rent Roll of 1704, list numerous Willis families in this area, fragmentary records of Gloucester, York, and Charles City Cos. prove they were there early and were numerous. A Richard Hodges lived there at the right time to have been father of Roger, who is not mentioned in "Cavaliers and Pioneers" as an immigrant. Mary, dau. of Joseph Hodges, was christened in Gloucester Co. We will see that Richard, as a given name, is used even more frequently than Willis among Hodges men.
So much for the possibility of relationship of Hodges to Willis or White. While this is not offered as a fact, we feel it to be worthy of mention since it is doubtful if public records will ever yield any further proof in this direction.
Early records of Norfolk, Princess Ann and Isle of Wight, still legible, have been thoroughly searched as well as those of early adjacent North Carolina. With records of Nansemond, Warwick, Chas. City, James City and Gloucester Cos. tragically destroyed and those of York partially so, there seems little likelihood of definite proof beyond the point we have already gone unless it is from private records, or the answer could lie in England.
While we have been unable to establish any definite relationship of Roger Hodges to any other of that name in Va. there were others in the same area who were his contemporaries and at least one who preceded him.
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Noted events in his life were:

1. Bio: of Roger Hodges, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 6 By profession Roger Hodges, Sr., was a cooper, and he seems to have been successful enough that several of his sons and grandsons followed his trade as long as they resided in tidewater Virginia. Tobacco was the medium of exchange in the Southern Colonies and making hogsbeads in which to ship it to European markets was a satisfactory occupation to at least three generations of this Hodges family.
Before his death in 1708 Roger Hodges had acquired the distinction of being addressed as Captain Roger Hodges but whether this title was one of respect, of a maritime nature or for military service, we do not kn ow, although the fact that it seems to have been bestowed late in life would indicate it to be one of respect.
The will of Roger Hodges like many of those of early 1700's is destroyed. However, from other documents of Norfolk, we have reconstructed the family of Capt. Roger Hodges and his wife, Mary Manning, daughter of John Manning, Sr., who were married about 1665-1668 in Virginia, since the Mannings had lived there even before 1648.

2. Court order: notified the court that he intended to be out of the country, 15 Apr 1666, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 7 Under date of April 15, 1666, we are introduced to Roger Hodges of Va. who that day notified the court that he intended to be out of the country (Norfolk Court Orders p. 32)

3. Deed: 200 acres fro importation of self two times, 15 Oct 1672, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 7 A certificate was granted Roger Hodge on Oct. 15, 1672 for 200 acres for importation of self two times. Since only 50 acres per person was allowed he must have had a companion each time, perhaps his wife ( p. 85 Court Orders of Norfolk 1666-1672)
Unfortunately for our Hodges research, many of the documents in Book 6 of Norfolk Records are not legible.

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4. Deed: patented 250 acres , 4 Sep 1680, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 7 There are several Hodges whose arrival in the Colony of Virignia are recorded in Nugents "Cavaliers & Pioneers" but Roger's is not unless he is the Hodges whose first name is blotted out.
And, while Roger's land holdings in Norfolk had their humble beginning in the twenty acres given Mary, probably the first child of Roger and his wife Mary Manning, he was soon to acquire more from the same source as recorded in Norfolk Records Book 6, p. 209. This too is not readable due possibly to fading and damaged by water.
On Sept. 4, 1680, he patented 250 acres in Lower Norfolk Co. (Grant Book 7, part 1, p. 55)

5. Deed: conveyed small tracts of land to Thomas Willoughby & Henry Dale, 3 Mar 1681/82, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 8 Before his death in 1708, Roger Hodges and wife, Mary, in two separate deeds each dated March 3, 1682, conveyed for an unnamed consideration small tracts of land to Thomas Willoughby and Henry Dale. The fact that records show that in 1689 Willoughby had wife, Margaret, indicateds that Margaret Hodges been the daughter of Richard & Margaret Taylor, who was left in the care of her uncle, Roger Hodges in 1679. Perhaps the wife of Dale was Susannah Taylor, her sister, also now grown.

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6. Deed: patented 1920 acres on south side of Northwest River, Apr 1693, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 7 In April 1693 Roger Hodges, John Creekmore and Edmund Creekmore patented 1920 acres on the south side of the Northwest River in Norfolk Co., Va.
The account of the division of this tract was recorded in Norfolk Records Book 5: p. 214 on March 15, 1693/4. "The surveyros having surveyed a tract of land about 1900 acres on the Southwest side of the Northwest River, and patented the same and having by proclamation put on a sale of lots of the said land--this is to say part of the said land is to belong to John Creekmore, another part of said land is to belong to Roger Hodges, and the lower part is to belong to Edmund Creekmore.
Signed:
John Creekmore
Roger Hodges
Edmund Creekmore

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7. Deed: 50 acres to son-in-law, John Page, 30 Dec 1695, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 9 Grantor: Roger Hodges, cooper & my wife, Mary
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth River, Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantee: John Page
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth River, Norfolk Co., Va.
Date of Deed: 30 Dec 1695 Date Recorded: 16 Sept 1696
Consideration: for valuable consideration
Signatures or marks: Roger Hodges Mary Hodges
Witnesses: William Wynnd John Hobour
Description: One part or parcel of woodland ground situating, lying and being on ye southside of (Sookie's)? Crook in the aforesaid branch the s'd land containing by estimation fifty acres be the same more or less, the s'd land bounding on the north side of the land of John Manning on the east side and on (?) crook side to the corner tree of Richard Maupin and so along the s'd Maupin line to the (?) road side the land to have & to hold to the said John Page

*this deed is very difficult to read. It appears that in 1703, John Page deeds this property over to Thomas Ballentine

8. Deed: sell 50 acres to son-in-law, John Page, 30 Nov 1695, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 10 Grantor: Roger Hodges, cooper
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth river, Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantee: John Page
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth river, Norfolk Co., Va.
Date of Deed: 30 Nov 1695 Date Recorded: 16 Sept 1796
Consideration: a very consideration in hand
Signature or mark: Roger Hodges Mary (M her mark) Hodges
Witnesses: William Wynnd John ?
Description: one part or parcel of woodland grounds situate lying being on southside of Soishing Crooke in the afores'd branch ye said land containing by estimation fifty acres be the same more or less the s'd land bounding on the northside of the land of Jo. Manning on the one side and bordering crook side to the corner tree of Richard Martin & along the siad Martin line to the (?) road side, the same to have & to hold to the s'd John Page

9. Deed: sells 50 acres to son-in-law, John Page, 30 Dec 1695, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 11 Grantor: Roger Hodges, cooper & Mary, my wife
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth River, Norfolk Co.
Grantee: John Page
Residence:
Date of Deed: 30 Dec 1695 Date Recorded: 16 Sept 1696
Consideration:
Signature or marks: Roger Hodges Mary (M her mark) Hodges
Witnesses: Wiliam Wynnd John (?)
Description: fifty acres

*this deed is so difficult to read that I can't make out the land desciption

10. Deed: grants to son, Roger Hodges Jr. 100 acres of land, 15 Jul 1996, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 12 Fortunately, a deed from Roger Hodges I and his wife, Mary, is one of those in Book 6 which is still readable. Recorded in Norfolk records book 6, part I, p. 45 and dated July 15, 1696 it reads:
"I Roger Hodges together with Mary my wife grant unto Roger Hodges the younger, our tract of land in Norfolk Co being the land of said Hodges bewix the land of Edmund Creekmore, John Paig and John Aldridge, 100 acres of land being part of a larger tract etc.

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11. Deed: for love & affection to his son, Thomas Hodges, 15 Nov 1703, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 13 Grantor: Roger Hodges, cooper
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth River, Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantee: to his son, Thomas Hodges
Date of Deed: 15 Nov 1703 Date recorded: 15 May 1704
Consideration: for love & affection
Signature or mark: Roger Hodges
Witnesses: Joseph Cherry John Williams John Creekmur
Description: one hundred & twenty acres of woodland ground situating lying & being on the southernwest side of the Northwest River it is commonly called & known by the name of the Poyal Ridge it be my part of a dividend of land taken up by John Creekmur, Edward Creekmur & Roger Hodges the said land for bounds beginning at a marked pine it being whereof ye dividing line between the s'd Roger Hodges & Edward Creekmur and running southwest one hundred & twenty poles to a marked holly & from thence northwest one hundred & sixty poles to a marked pine & from thence northwest one hundred & twenty poles to a marked pine & from thence southwest to the first station tree

12. Deed: 50 acres to son, Thomas Hodges, 15 May 1704, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 14 Grantor: Roger Hodges & my wife, Mary
Residence: Norfolk Co.
Grantee: my son, Thomas Hodges
Residence:
Date of Deed: 15 May 1704 Date Recorded: 15 May 1704
Consideration: ten pounds current money
Signature or mark: Roger Hodges
Witnesses: John Creekmur, Edward (E his mark) Creekmur, &
Edward (x his mark) Browne
Description: a piece of land lying toward the road of ye northwest river being fifty acres --beginning at a pine & running east fourty poles then north west one hundred & eighteen poles then northwest fifty six poles then running west niney poles then south by west thirty poles then southward one hundred & sixty poles to the first beginning and is part of the tract granted by Sir Edward (?) to John Creekmur, Edward Creekmur & the s'd Roger Hodges dated the 29th April 1693 & part of that (?) beloning to s'd Roger Hodges& is now (?) & occupation of the s'd Thomas Hodges: To have & to hold the s'd parcel of land

*this deed is very difficult to read

13. Inventory & Appraisement: of Capt. Roger Hodges, by his wife, Mary Hodges, May 1708, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 3,15 In Acc't of some small things omitted & forgotten by Mary Hodges relict & widow of Capt. Roger Hodges dec'd and she gives an account to this worshipful court & ought to be added to ye inventory given in by her formerly court
To a brother--gold one burlott 0--3
To Jno Murphray--2 piggins 0--4
To John Williams--- 0--6
To Edward Richardson 0--2--6
To part of a hide Rich'd Hodges had 0--2--0
Signed
Mary (x her mark) Hodges
May 1708 this to be added to Capt. Hodges inventory & recorded
Teste: Jno Ferebee
The above hath be taken to an inventory putt into by Mary Hodges

Virginia, settled 1607, was not more than sixty years old at the time Roger Hodges and Mary Manning were married, and although the former was probably a new-comer to the Virginia scene, during their thirty years of married life, they lived in a sizeable nest of his wife's relatives.

Roger married Mary Manning [3059] 16,17 [MRIN: 473], daughter of John Manning # 1 [3057] and Mary White [1359], between 1665 and 1668.15 Mary was born in 1637 16 and died after 1736.16,18

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt Birth: 1663. 18

2. Land: patent, 8 Nov 1666, Virginia. 16 From: "Cavaliers and Pioneers" and patent book no 6: Thomas Towers, 720 acres, Northumberland Co., 8 Nov 1666, p. 71.
Begin: at the head of the Bevor Dam SW, south to branch of Chicacone River & continue to Maine branch of Kings Creek and continues. 450 acres granted him 4 July 1664 and residue for trans. of 6 persons: Henry Haines, Francis Goldsmith, Thomas Mathewes, MARY MANNING, Ezekiel Francis, Daniell Long.

and--Mr. Wm. Storke, 600 acres between Potomack and Rappa Rivers on branches of Appolmattox Creek, 24 Sept 1667, p. 56.
South by a branch dividing this and land of Mr. Jno. Washington, north by a branch dividing this and land of Capt. Ashton and Jno. Alexander & c. Trans. of 12 persons: MARY MANNING.......

3. Probate: request probate for her husband, Capt. Roger Hodges, 15 May 1706, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 4 In a Court held ye 15th of May 1706
Present: Coll. James Wilson, Maj'r Sam Boush, Mr. Matthew Godfrey, Capt. Geo. Newton, Capt. Wm. Langley, Capt. Matthew Spivey

Mary Hodges, relict of Capt. Roger Hodges, dec'd petitioning this court for a probate of her husband's last will & testament that is therein nominated executrix is accordingly granted--Henry Dale, Wm. Wilkins being her security

Upon ye petition of Mary Hodges, it is ordered that Jno Ives, John Wallis, Jno Creekmore & Thomas Cherry met at her house the first Wednesday in June next to appraise the estate of her husband, Capt. Roger Hodges dec'd and Capt. Matthew Spivey requested to be there to sweare y appraisors.

4. Inventory & Appraisement: of her husband, Capt. Roger Hodges, May 1708, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 3 In Acc't of some small things omitted & forgotten by Mary Hodges relict & widow of Capt. Roger Hodges dec'd and she gives an account to this worshipful court & ought to be added to ye inventory given in by her formerly court
To a brother--gold one burlott 0--3
To Jno Murphray--2 piggins 0--4
To John Williams--- 0--6
To Edward Richardson 0--2--6
To part of a hide Rich'd Hodges had 0--2--0
Signed
Mary (x her mark) Hodges
May 1708 this to be added to Capt. Hodges inventory & recorded
Teste: Jno Ferebee
The above hath be taken to an inventory putt into by Mary Hodges

Virginia, settled 1607, was not more than sixty years old at the time Roger Hodges and Mary Manning were married, and although the former was probably a new-comer to the Virginia scene, during their thirty years of married life, they lived in a sizeable nest of his wife's relatives.

5. Will: 10 Jan 1734/35, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 18 Will dated: 10 Jan 1735 Will Proved: 1736
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Children from this marriage were:

   2 F    i. Mary Hodges [1331] 1,15 was born before 1669 1 and died before 1703.1

Mary married Williams [1369] 15 [MRIN: 516].

+ 3 M    ii. Roger Hodges Jr. [3060] 16 was born about 1671 1 and died between 18 Aug 1716 and 16 Nov 1716 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 16 about age 45.

+ 4 M    iii. Joseph Hodges Sr. [1292] 1,19,20 was born about 1673 1 and died between Nov 1765 and Aug 1766 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 1,15,19,20 about age 92.

+ 5 M    iv. Thomas Hodges [1294] 1,15 was born about 1675 1 and died before 1715.1

+ 6 M    v. Richard Hodges Sr. [3113] 22 was born from about 1675 to 1677 1,23 and died between Feb 1749/50 and Nov 1751 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 24 about age 74.

+ 7 M    vi. Benjamin Hodges Sr. [1296] 1,15 was born about 1679.1

   8 F    vii. Ellinor Hodges [1298] 1,15 was born about 1681 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.1

Ellinor married John Page [1299] 1 [MRIN: 479] about 1705.1 John was born about 1675.1

Noted events in his life were:

1. Deed: from father-in-law, Roger Hodges deeds 50 acres to John Page, 30 Dec 1695, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 15,26 Grantor: Roger Hodges, cooper & my wife, Mary
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth River, Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantee: John Page
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth River, Norfolk Co., Va.
Date of Deed: 30 Dec 1695 Date Recorded: 16 Sept 1696
Consideration: for valuable consideration
Signatures or marks: Roger Hodges Mary Hodges
Witnesses: William Wynnd John Hobour
Description: One part or parcel of woodland ground situating, lying and being on ye southside of (Sookie's)? Crook in the aforesaid branch the s'd land containing by estimation fifty acres be the same more or less, the s'd land bounding on the north side of the land of John Manning on the east side and on (?) crook side to the corner tree of Richard Maupin and so along the s'd Maupin line to the (?) road side the land to have & to hold to the said John Page

*this deed is very difficult to read. It appears that in 1703, John Page deeds this property to Thomas Ballentine

*Elinor, wife of John Page (Elinor was a favorite name in the Manning family.

2. Deed: receives 50 acres from father-in-law, Roger Hodges, 30 Nov 1695, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 27 Grantor: Roger Hodges, cooper
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth river, Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantee: John Page
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth river, Norfolk Co., Va.
Date of Deed: 30 Nov 1695 Date Recorded: 16 Sept 1796
Consideration: a very consideration in hand
Signature or mark: Roger Hodges Mary (M her mark) Hodges
Witnesses: William Wynnd John ?
Description: one part or parcel of woodland grounds situate lying being on southside of Soishing Crooke in the afores'd branch ye said land containing by estimation fifty acres be the same more or less the s'd land bounding on the northside of the land of Jo. Manning on the one side and bordering crook side to the corner tree of Richard Martin & along the siad Martin line to the (?) road side, the same to have & to hold to the s'd John Page

3. Deed: buys 50 acres from father-in-law, Roger Hodges, 30 Dec 1695, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 28 Grantor: Roger Hodges, cooper & Mary, my wife
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth River, Norfolk Co.
Grantee: John Page
Residence:
Date of Deed: 30 Dec 1695 Date Recorded: 16 Sept 1696
Consideration:
Signature or marks: Roger Hodges Mary (M her mark) Hodges
Witnesses: Wiliam Wynnd John (?)
Description: fifty acres

*this deed is so difficult to read that I can't make out the land desciption

4. Deed: to Thomas Ballentine, 16 Aug 1703, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 29 Grantors: John Page and Eleanor, his wife
Grantees: Thomas Ballentine
Date Signed: 16 August 1703 Date recorded: 16 August 1703
Consideration:
Signature or mark: John Page Eleanor Page
Witnesses: Francis Sayer Henry Veale
Description:
*this document is very hard to read, but it doesn't appear to give a description of the land and since it follows directly after the deed of Roger Hodges to John Page, it stands to reason that John Page deeded this over to Thomas Ballentine

5. Deed: tranfer over to Thomas Ballentine, 16 Apr 1703, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 30 Grantors: John Page & his wife, Eleanor
Residence:
Grantees: Thomas Ballentine
Date of Deed: 16 April 1703 Dated Recorded: 16 August 1703
Consideration:
Signature or marks: Jno. (x his mark) Page Elinor (x her mark) Page
Witnesses: Francis Sayor Henry (x his mark) Dale
Description: transfer & sell over unto Thomas Ballention whose right titles & interest to therein mentioned s'd bill of sale from us unto the s'd Thomas Ballentine

6. Deed: transfers to Thomas Ballentine, Aug 1703, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 31 Grantor: John Page & Eleanor, his wife
Residence:
Grantee: Thomas Ballentine
Residence:
Date of Deed: Aug 1703 Date Recorded: 27 Sept 1703
Consideration:
Signature or mark: John (x his mark) Page, Eleanor (x her mark) Page
Witnesses: Henry (x his mark) Diel
Description:

*this deed is extremely difficult to read. It appears that John Page is transferring the 50 acres he received from his father-in-law, Roger Hodges over to Thomas Ballentine.

   9 F    viii. Joan Hodges [1300] 1,15 was born about 1683 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.1

Joan married John Aldridge [1301] 1,15 [MRIN: 481] about 1705.1 John was born about 1680.1

Noted events in his life were:

1. Deed: land deeded to John Aldridge from Roger Hodges, 29 Jul 1696, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 32 The deed to John Aldridge, carpenter, dated 29 July 1696 and recorded page 57 states that the land was part of the tract of 1920 acres patented in 1694 to Roger Hodges Sr. and the Creekmore and states that the 100 acres deeded to Aldridge was land on which the said Aldridge was then already living.

Norfolk Co. Deed Book 6: pg. 57
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3. Roger Hodges Jr. [3060] 16 was born about 1671 1 and died between 18 Aug 1716 and 16 Nov 1716 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 16 about age 45.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt Birth: 1655. 18

2. Alt Birth: 1675, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 15

3. Deed: receives from father, Roger Hodges Sr. 100 acres of land, 15 Jul 1696, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 12 Fortunately, a deed from Roger Hodges I and his wife, Mary, is one of those in Book 6 which is still readable. Recorded in Norfolk records book 6, part I, p. 45 and dated July 15, 1696 it reads:
"I Roger Hodges together with Mary my wife grant unto Roger Hodges the younger, our tract of land in Norfolk Co being the land of said Hodges bewix the land of Edmund Creekmore, John Paig and John Aldridge, 100 acres of land being part of a larger tract etc.

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4. Quit Rent: 109 acres, 1704, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 33

5. Will: of Roger Hodges, 18 Aug 1716, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 34 Testator: Roger Hodges Residence: Norfolk Co.
Executor: my wife, Mary Hodges
Will dated: 18 Aug 1716 Will Proved: 16 Nov-21 Dec 1716
Signature or marks: Roger Hodges
Witnesses:Sa. Reausher, Richard Hodges, William Wilkins Junr.
Bequests, Devises:
To my son, William--my dwelling plantation with one hundred acres of land belonging to it & one horse & hare
To my son Roger Hodges--one gun and one hundred acres of land
To my son Edward Hodges--one hundred acres of land joining to his brother Roger & one gun , one young cow & her increase
To my son, Caleb Hodges--fifty acres of land joining to Roger & Edward his brothers & one young heifer
To my daughter, Mary--one cow & yearling & their increase
To my daughter, Abigail--one cow calf
To my daughter, Dinah--one heifer cow
To my daughter, Ann--one heifer with all their increase male & female
To my wife, Mary --all the rest of my estate
The females to come of age of fourteen and my som to be lawful age when they come to sixteeen, if my wife should marry or die. But if she continues as a widow they they to remain in duty with her til they come to the age of twenty one years

Roger married Mary Ballentine [1291] 15,35 [MRIN: 1035], daughter of George Ballintine Sr. [1345] and Unknown, in 1701.15 Mary died between 10 Jan and 21 May 1736.35

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, George Ballintine Sr., a gold ring, 2 Sep 1700, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 35

2. Will: of Mary Hodges, 10 Jan 1735/36, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 12 The will of his wife, Mary, recorded in McIntires Will of Norfolk Co., Vol. II, p. 137 gives the married names of some of her daughters. This will was dated Jan. 10, 1736 and recorded May 21, 1736.
Witnesses: James Wilkins and Nathaniel Nusen

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Children from this marriage were:

   10 F    i. Mary Hodges [3091] 35,36 died after 1736.12

Noted events in her life were:

1. Deed: receives from grandfather, John Manning 20 acres being in Julians Creek, 2 Apr 1669, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 36 To all Xryian people to whom this present writing shall come I John Manning of the Southern Branch of Elizabeth River send greeting Know you that I the sd. John Manning as well for the naturall love and affection I have and doe bear to Mary Hodges my grandchild being the daughter of my daughter Mary Hodges and Roger Hodges her husband as unto her heyres and for divers other good causes and considerations hereunto especially meaning have given and granted and by these presents doe give and grant and confirm unto the sd Mary Hodges my granddaughter and unto her heires executores adminstratores and assigns forever all that part or parcel of land lying in a Ridge ajoyning to the Swamp by estimation twenty acres be the same more or less lying and being in Julians Creek in Eliz. River and part of 300 acres which I the sd. John Manning formerly bought of one Thomas Whyte and whch said twenty acres of land is lately seated and a house built on the same by the said Roger Hodges father of the sd Mary together with free liberty for the sd Mary Hodges her heirs in witness whereof I have hereunto putt my hand & seal this 2nd day of April in the 20 year of the Reign of our sovereign Lord Charles Anno Dom 1669
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
William Cole John MI Manning
Thomas Nash
Richard Taylor

*note--Ref: Lower Norfolk Book E, p. 47--check!

2. Inherits: from grandfather, George Ballintine Sr., one trunk, 2 Sep 1700, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 35

3. Inherits: from father, Roger Hodges, one cow & yearling & increase, 18 Aug 1716, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 37

Mary married Eckels [1325] 1 [MRIN: 492] about 1725.1 Eckels [1325] was born about 1700.1 Another name for Eckels [1325] was Echols.12

   11 M    ii. William Hodges [1139] 37 died after 1716.37

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Roger Hodges, dwelling plantation with 100 acres & one horse & one hare, 18 Aug 1716, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 37

   12 M    iii. Roger Hodges III [1206] 37 died after 1716.37

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Roger Hodges, one gun & 100 acres, 18 Aug 1716, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 37

   13 M    iv. Edward Hodges [1207] 37 died between 14 Apr and 21 May 1736.37

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Roger Hodges, 100 acres joining brother Roger, one gun & one young cow & increase, 18 Aug 1716, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 37

2. Will: of Edward Hodges, 14 Apr 1736, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 12 The will of their son, Edward Hodges, recorded May 21, 1736 and dated April 14, 1736 suggests that he and his mother may have died of a common malady. This will adds nothing else to the family history other than that he was as yet, unmarried and that he left his plantation to his brother, Caleb.
Witnesses: Lemuel Brett, Wm. Hodgis, and James Wilkins

+ 14 M    v. Caleb Hodges [1208] 37 was born about 1697 in Norfolk Co., Virginia and died after 1736.37

   15 F    vi. Abigail Hodges [1209] 37 died between 1716 and 1736.12,37

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Roger Hodges, one cow calf, 1716, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 37

   16 F    vii. Dinah Hodges [1210] 37 died after 1736.12,37

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Roger Hodges, one heifer cow, 1716, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 37

Dinah married Ulstree [1326] 1,12 [MRIN: 493].1

   17 F    viii. Ann Hodges [1211] 37 died after 1736.12,37

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Roger Hodges, one heifer & increase, 1716, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 37

Ann married John C. Warner [1327] 1 [MRIN: 494] about 1725.1 John was born about 1710 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.1 Another name for John was Warren.12

   18 F    ix. Frances Hodges [1328] 1 was born about 1712 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 1 and died after 1736.12

   19 F    x. Elizabeth Hodges [1329] 1,12 was born about 1714 1 and died after 1736.1,12

4. Joseph Hodges Sr. [1292] 1,19,20 was born about 1673 1 and died between Nov 1765 and Aug 1766 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 1,15,19,20 about age 92.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt Birth: Between 1670 and 1671, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 38

2. Occupation: cooper, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 15

3. Deed: received 50 acres land from Cornelius Ellis, 17 Jan 1691/92, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 39 Joseph Hodges received by deed 50 acres of land adj. Wm. Etheredge from Cornelius Ellis (Book 5, part 1, p. 185, Jan. 17, 1692). This fixes the date of Joseph's birth as not later than 1671. From this date until his death in 1766, Joseph lived an active life and transacted much business, even up to the year of his death although he was then at least 95 years of age. However, this 50 acres which he purchased of Cornelius Ellis, he sold July 17, 1693 to Lawrence Coppinger but for some reason still owned this land in 1704. Since Joseph, like his father, Roger, was a cooper, and not a planter, it was not neccessary that he own a quantity of land to make a living.

In Deed Book 7, p. 79, Joseph Hodges of Elizabeth River in the County of Norfolk with the consent of my wife, Sarah Hodges, do sell to Amos Etheredge of ye Southern Branch, 50 acres adj. William Etheredge.
This was the land purchased by Hodges in 1692 and this latter deed dated June 19, 1705 established the fact that he had wife, Sarah, at this time.
Sarah was probably his first wife though at an earlier date, 1694, both Joseph and a Rebecka Hodges witnessed the will of John Biggs, Sr. If she was his wife she may have been either sister or daughter of Cornelius Ellis, or a daughter of his wife. He was adm. of Tim Harvey @ 1670.

4. Deed: sells 50 acres to Lawrence Coppinger, 17 Jul 1693, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 21 However, this 50 acres which he purchased of Cornelius Ellis, he sold July 17, 1693 to Lawrence Coppinger but for some reason still owned this land in 1704. Since Joseph, like his father, Roger, was a cooper, and not a planter, it was not necessary that he own a quantity of land to make a living.

5. Quit Rent: 50 acres, 1704, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 33

6. Deed: sells to Amos Etheredge 50 acres adj. Wiliam Etheredge, 19 Jun 1705, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 21 In Deed Book 7, p. 79, Joseph Hodges of Elizabeth River in the County of Norfolk with the consent of my wife, Sarah Hodges, do sell to Amos Etheredge of ye Southern Branch 50 acres adj. William Etheredge.
This was the land purchased by Hodges in 1692, and this latter deed dated 19 June 1705 establishes the fact that he had wife, Sarah, at this time.
Sarah was probably his first wife though at an earlier date, 1694, both Joseph and a Rebecka Hodges witnessed the will of John Biggs, Sr.. If she was his wife she may have been sister or daughter of Cornelus Ellis, or a dau. of his wife. He was adm. of Tim Harvey @ 1670.

7. Deed: sells 120 acres known as Bucks Ridge to Benjamin Hodges, 1723, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 12 The first of these is a deed dated 1723 recorded in Bk. F, p. 10a from "Joseph Hodges and his wife Mary to Benj. Hodges both of Norfolk Co., a piece of woodland lying and being in the Southern Branch of Elizabeth River adj. Hugh Hanlon, John Nichols and Thomas Leake part of 120 a purchased of Hugh Hanlon dec'd and known as Bucks Ridge. Robert Canady the privilege of getting light wood and timber.

8. Deed: to Wm. Wallace 129 acres of land, 19 Jun 1723, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 39 On June 19, 1723, Joseph Hodges of Norfolk Co. cooper and Mary, his wife, deed to Wm. Wallace of same Co. for 5 shillings, 129 acres of land and wood on the west side of the Southern Branch of Elizabeth River adjacent to lands of Thomas Herbert and John and Joseph Manning, divised to said Joseph by the last will and testament of his father, Capt. Roger Hodges (Book 2, p. 80). We are advised by this document that Joseph's wife, Sarah, is dead and he is now married to Mary ______,

9. Deed: to Wm. Wallace, 16 Aug 1723, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 39 Aug. 16, 1723, "recent indenture to verify another of Joseph Hodges and wife Mary for L25 money of Va. paid by Wm. Wallace whereby they acknowledge and confirm to Wm. Wallace said land in his possession, 129 acres except a piece of ground 34 foot by 10 foot where said Joseph's father and others of said family have been buried here-to-fore (Book 2, p. 81)

10. Tax List: listed with sons, James & Joseph Jr., 1730, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 21 In 1730 tax list of Norfolk Co., Joseph Hodges and two sons are listed in the district between Suggs Mill and the Great Bridge. These sons had to be fourteen years of age or older to be included in the tax. None of the sons of Joseph showed up in independent households in this tax list
(Va. Genealogist Jan-Mar 1963)
These two sons who were approaching maturity in 1730 were James & probably Joseph Jr.

11. Property: released to Joseph Hodges four slaves, 1733, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 21 In 1733 Thomas Jordan of Nansemond Co. released to Joseph Hodges of Norfolk Co., in right of Hodge's wife, Martha, formerly wife of his father, Thomas Jordan, four slaves that is: Tony, Sam, Phoebe & Frank.
Of these four slaves, Phoebe and Sam were bequeathed in 1758 to the children of James, son of Joseph Hodges, in their father's will.

12. Court case: part of executive council in piracy case of John Brown, 1733, Williamsburg, Williamsburg (city), Virginia, USA. 40 About the time of this last marriage of Joseph when he was about sixty years of age, he, with Captain R. Jole, Capt. John Sanders and Mr. Solomon Wilson, were called to Williamsburg, to attend a meeting of the executive Council of Colonial Virginia and to testify, in a case of piracy, involving JOhn Brown, master of the Brigatine, "Three Brothers". The case was dismissed (Vol. IV, p. 266)

13. Will: abstract, Nov 1765, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 41,42 Testator: Joseph Hodges
Residence: St. Brides Parish,Norfolk Co.
Executors: sons, Ferebee Hodges & Stephen Hodges
Date Signed: 11 November 1765
Date Proved: 21 August 1766
Signature or Mark: Joseph (X his mark) Hodges
Witnessess: Patrick Macky, Nathe'l Sikes, William Brassie, Will Nicholson
Bequests, Devises, etc:
To daughter, Mary Evans--land that lies the other side of the Branch beyond my barn and liberty of my orchard--likewise use of one room in my house for one year--the said land she is to hold during her widowhood and use of negro Edon for one year--likewise give her negro wench Patience provided she is recovered--likewise 2 cows, 2 sows & pigs and 2 ewes
To son, Charles Hodges--plantation I now live and the land my daughter holds to fall to him after her widowhood or death--likewise the negro fellow she has in her possession
To son, William Hodges's children: Joseph, Anna, Mary & Susanna--1 negro fellow named Jack to be sold and equally divided
To son, Stephen Hodges--1 negro George
To son, Ferebee Hodges--1 negro wench Hannah
To son, Benjamin Hodges--1 negro Jammy
To grandson, William Brassie--in full of his father's estate--1 negro boy Jack
All rest of my estate to be sold and equally divided among my 3 sons, Benjamin, Stephen, & Ferebee, four my son's William's children--the grandchildren named above

14. Bio: of Joseph Hodges, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 43 Having established the first names of various wives of Joseph Hodges, son of Roger & Mary Manning, b. @ 1670, d. 1766, m. (1) before 1705 Sarah _____; m. (2) before 1720 Mary, probably Ferebee; m. (3) before 1733 Martha widow of Thos. Jordan (1) and Mortall (2) every effort has been made to prove their family names but without success, except for wife Mary and certain information on Martha.
Will of James Jordan Mortall d. 1742, mother exctr. Probate to Martha Hodges.
Joseph Hodges was of the second known generation of his paternal line in this country. Having produced with the help of three wives, seven sons to carry on his name, he had made a solid contribution to the history of the Hodges of America. In the next generation, we will follow only the direct line from him to John W. Hodges of Texas, except where additional data is needed for clarification.
Since he had three, possibly four wives and only the first names of these several wives are definitely known with no dates of their deaths, or his children's births it is almost impossible to place his children within the proper marriage.
There are no records to prove that Rebecka Hodges who signed the 1694 will of John Biggs was the wife of Joseph who was also a witness but Joseph was of marriageable age at that time having been born not laer than 1671, so there is a possibility she was his wife but if so we believe that they were childless or had only daughters who prceeded him in death. As we have seen his will mentions only one daughter but it also fails to mention two of his sons who were already deceased.
As for sons, however, the 1730 tax list of Norfolk County fails to list any of Joseph's several sons in separate households and only two in his own were old enough to be enumerated in that of their father. These, who had to be sixteen years of age or older, were probably Joseph Jr. and James. Since all of the sons of Joseph resided in Norfolk Co., we therefore believe that the first of them were by his wife, Sarah to whom he was married n 1705 or eariler.
The fact that Cornelius Elis bound himself in the sum of 7000 lbs. of tobo to deliver the said 50 acres to Joseph Hodges in Jan. 1692 could mean it was a deed of gift and significance. Cornelius Ellis was probably the brother of Wm. Ellis.
Another wife's family name of which we have strong evidence is that of the wife, Mary, whom we believe to have been Mary Ferebee, daughter of John Ferebee and his wife, Elizabeth, who previously was the wife of William Ellis, Sr., and of Richard Powell who died 1657.
John Ferebee lived in the vicinity of the Roger Hodges family and his signature appears on many of the documents of this connection.
A deed record in Norfolk Deeds & Wills Bk. 76, p. 62 dated Feb. 14, 1704, conveys to Thomas and James Ferebee by their father John Ferebee to each 200 acres of land patented to him April 4, 1685. To James then only eleven years old and the youngest of the Ferebee children, "my plantation where I live it being 200 acres." It then provides that "if James die before manhood the land is to revert to the donor and is then to go to his daughter, Mary Ferebee.
In the next century, the name Ferebee was a popular one for both boys and girls across Va., N.C. and Tenn. but Ferebee Hodges, son of Joseph was the first to bear that given name.

Joseph Hodges, his father, Roger; his brother, Thomas; and nephew, Richard, his sons, James and Joseph Jr. and even, in their early years, James's son's James, Jr. and Willis, depended for their livelihood on the sea. Situated as they were at the entrance to: Chesapeake Bay, and in what is still today one of the great maritime centers of the world, they and many of their neighbors took fun advantage of this location. With the sea in front of them, innumerable protected harbors in every river and creek for crafts of that day and the forest at their back for an unlimited supply of lumber, they grew, packaged and transported tobacco, the then medium of exchange in the Colonies and a popular commodity in the European cities. We shall see that after they migrated west, the Hodges like their neighbors and friends in this new environment, were generally dependent on the land.

Joseph married Sarah [1293] 1 [MRIN: 474] before 1705 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 1.,15 Sarah died before 1723.39

Children from this marriage were:

+ 20 M    i. James Hodges Sr. [1476] 21 was born between 1705 and 1714 44,45 and died between Feb and Mar 1758 in Pasquotank Co., N.C..45

   21 M    ii. Joseph Hodges Jr. [1330] 1,19 was born about 1707 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 1 and died in 1761 in St. Bride's Parish, Norfolk Co., Virginia 1,19 about age 54.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: was business partner with brother, James. 42

2. Inherits: from brother, James Hodges, 2 Feb 1758, Pasquotank Co., N.C. 46 My brother, Joseph Hodges--it is my will & desire that he pay to Col. Robert Tucker thirty pound which I owe him upon balance of old bond & ye joint bond brother Joseph Hodges & I owe ye said Robert Tucker, in part of eighty five pounds that brother Joseph Hodges owes to me, Hodges & upon settement when I was last in Virginia in December last & I further desire that my loving brother, Joseph Hodges shall come in here & take all ye invoices that is in pardonship between him & I, at Spraules, Newtons, Atchison & sum them up & see what the amounts is & then go to ye said Sproules, Newtons & Atchison & take true copys of what we have paid in company & see if I fall in debt to pay it, giving me credit for ye one half of all ye money he pays away of mine, in my Old Book list; all ye moneys that can be got in, brother Joseph Hodges must have one half & ye other half to my well beloved wife, Miriam Hodges in consideration of supporting & schooling ye children & after my beloved wife, Miriam Hodges & brother Joseph Hodges & Mr. Andrew Miller merch't, if any remains to be equally divided between my two sons & daughters: Lamb, Portlock, Molly & Frances Hodges

3. Guardian: of brother, James Hodges minor children Josiah & Mary, 16 Jun 1760, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 47 On June 16, 1760, Joseph Hodges, William Hodges and Stephen Hodges were bonded as guardians of Josiah and Mary Hodges, orphans
(Reel 98--Some Guardians Bonds of Norfolk Co. 1751-1790)

4. Will: abstract, Sep 1761, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 48 Testator: Joseph Hodges Jr.
Executors: my father, Joseph Hodges & Ferebee Hodges
Date signed: 1 September 1761
Date proved: September court 1761
Signature or Mark: Jos. Hodges Jr.
Witnesses: Charles Hodges, Mary (X her mark) Hodges
Bequests, Devises, etc:
Accounts and debts settled and paid
Remaining money equally divided among children

Joseph married Lidia [1370] 42 [MRIN: 517].

+ 22 F    iii. Mary Hodges [2168] 20 was born bpt 18 Oct 1717 in Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co., Virginia and died after 1765.20

Joseph next married Mary (probably) Ferebee [1356] 38 [MRIN: 507], daughter of John Ferebee [1488] and Elizabeth [1489], before 1720.15

Children from this marriage were:

+ 23 M    i. Ferebee Hodges [2167] 20,49,50 died after Apr 1779.20,49

+ 24 M    ii. William Hodges [2170] 20,52 died between Dec 1764 and Jan 1765.20,52

Joseph next married Martha (probably) Miles [1357] 53 [MRIN: 508] before 1733.21 Another name for Martha was Myles or Myals.40

Noted events in her life were:

1. Probate: executor to will of James Jordan Mortall, 1742, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 21 Will of James Jordan Mortall d. 1742, mother exctr.
Probate to Martha Hodges

Children from this marriage were:

   25 M    i. Charles Hodges [2166] 19,20 died after Nov 1765.20

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Joseph Hodges Sr., Nov 1765, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 20 To son, Charles Hodges--plantation I now live and the land my daughter holds to fall to him after her widowhood or death--likewise the negro fellow she has in her possession

   26 M    ii. Stephen Hodges [2175] 20,54 died after 1769.45

Noted events in his life were:

1. Guardian: of brother, James Hodges minor children Josiah & Mary, 16 Jun 1760, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 47 On June 16, 1760, Joseph Hodges, William Hodges and Stephen Hodges were bonded as guardians of Josiah and Mary Hodges, orphans
(Reel 98--Some Guardians Bonds of Norfolk Co. 1751-1790)

2. Inherits: from father, Joseph Hodges Sr., Nov 1765, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 20 To son, Stephen Hodges--1 negro George
All the rest of my estate to be sold and equally divided among my 3 sons, Benjamin, Stephen & Ferebee,four my son William's children: Joseph, Anna, Mary & Susanna

3. Inherits: from nephew, William Hodges, Dec 1767, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 54 To uncle, Stephen Hodges--negro man Sipion

Stephen married Martha [1371] 42 [MRIN: 518] about 1769.42

   27 M    iii. Benjamin Hodges [2176] 20 died after Nov 1765.20

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Joseph Hodges Sr., Nov 1765, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 20 To son, Benjamin Hodges--1 negro Jammy
All the rest of my estate to be sold and equally divided among my 3 sons, Benjamin, Stephen & Ferebee,four my son William's children: Joseph, Anna, Mary & Susanna

5. Thomas Hodges [1294] 1,15 was born about 1675 1 and died before 1715.1

Noted events in his life were:

1. Bio: of Thomas Hodges, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 40 We do not know the name of the wife of Thomas Hodges nor the exact date of his death, but we do know that he married and left sons and died before March 14, 1715.

2. Occupation: cooper, 1703, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 15

3. Deed: for love & affection gives 120 acres from his father, Roger Hodges, 15 Nov 1703, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 40,55 Grantor: Roger Hodges, cooper
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth River, Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantee: to his son, Thomas Hodges
Date of Deed: 15 Nov 1703 Date recorded: 15 May 1704
Consideration: for love & affection
Signature or mark: Roger Hodges
Witnesses: Joseph Cherry John Williams John Creekmur
Description: one hundred & twenty acres of woodland ground situating lying & being on the southernwest side of the Northwest River it is commonly called & known by the name of the Poyal Ridge it be my part of a dividend of land taken up by John Creekmur, Edward Creekmur & Roger Hodges the said land for bounds beginning at a marked pine it being whereof ye dividing line between the s'd Roger Hodges & Edward Creekmur and running southwest one hundred & twenty poles to a marked holly & from thence northwest one hundred & sixty poles to a marked pine & from thence northwest one hundred & twenty poles to a marked pine & from thence southwest to the first station tree

* This was part of the grant of 1920 acres which had been made to Roger Hodges I and the two Creekmores in 1693/4 and was deeded to Thomas II in exchange for his rights to other lands which his father owned. The fact that both he and his father recognized his legal rights to property still in his father's possession suggests that he was the eldest son and as such, heir to his father and the original holdings.
By turning one page over from p. 35, in Bk. 7, we find proof for this presumption. (see next event)

4. Deed: gives to father, Roger Hodges land that was deeded to sister, Mary Hodges from their grandfather, John Manning, 15 Nov 1703, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 56 Grantor: Thomas Hodges, cooper
Residence: of the Northwest River
Grantee: Roger Hodges
Residence:
Date of Deed: 15 Nov 1703 Date Recorded: 15 May 1704
Consideration:
Signature or mark: Thomas Hodges
Witnesses: Joseph Cherry John Williams John Creekmur
Description: Do in consideration of land given to me by my father, Roger Hodges on the northwest river do by thee....the land where my father Roger Hodges now lives unto my father, Roger Hodges, & to whom it shall please to give it sell or bequeath it to ...especially the Ridge wch my father now lives on containing by estimation twenty acres be the same more or less, which was formerly given by my grandfather John Manning deceased unto my sister Mary Hodges deceased the s'd land to have & to hold with my father Roger Hodges & to whom he shall please to give it & to them & their heirs forever to peacefully & quietly to enjoy the same

5. Deed: receives 50 acres from father, Roger Hodges, 15 May 1704, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 57 Grantor: Roger Hodges & my wife, Mary
Residence: Norfolk Co.
Grantee: my son, Thomas Hodges
Residence:
Date of Deed: 15 May 1704 Date Recorded: 15 May 1704
Consideration: ten pounds current money
Signature or mark: Roger Hodges
Witnesses: John Creekmur, Edward (E his mark) Creekmur, &
Edward (x his mark) Browne
Description: a piece of land lying toward the road of ye northwest river being fifty acres --beginning at a pine & running east fourty poles then north west one hundred & eighteen poles then northwest fifty six poles then running west niney poles then south by west thirty poles then southward one hundred & sixty poles to the first beginning and is part of the tract granted by Sir Edward (?) to John Creekmur, Edward Creekmur & the s'd Roger Hodges dated the 29th April 1693 & part of that (?) beloning to s'd Roger Hodges& is now (?) & occupation of the s'd Thomas Hodges: To have & to hold the s'd parcel of land

*this deed is very difficult to read

6. Quit Rent: 50 acres, 1704, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 33

Thomas married Frances [1295] 1 [MRIN: 476]. Frances was born about 1670 1 and died in 1730 1 about age 60.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 28 M    i. Richard Hodges [1502] 25 died from about 2 May 1748 to 1749 in Currituck Co., North Carolina.25

   29 M    ii. Francis Hodges [1503] .25

Noted events in his life were:

1. Tax List: in same household as Richard Jolive, 1730, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 25 The 1730 Tax list of Norfolk Co. finds him on the Western branch of Elizabeth River in the same household as Richard Jolive. Because of this information, we think it possible that Francis may have married Sarah, the daughter of John Jolly of Norfolk who in his 1736 will named his daughter, Sarah Hodges
(Norfolk Co. Wills Vol. II, p. 243)

2. Deed: sells a tract of 200 acres to Robert Hodge, 14 May 1733, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 25 On May 14, 1733, Francis Hodges deeded a tract of 200 acres located on the Southwest side of the Northwest River to Robert Hodge
(Book H, p. 150)

Francis married (Probably) Sarah Jolly [1514] 25 [MRIN: 1066], daughter of John Jolly [1515] and Unknown.

6. Richard Hodges Sr. [3113] 22 was born from about 1675 to 1677 1,23 and died between Feb 1749/50 and Nov 1751 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 24 about age 74.

Research Notes: Norfolk Co. Deed Book 6: pg. 115

1679 will of Richard Taylor names godchild Richard Hodges. Roger Hodges was Taylor's brother-in-law 15

Noted events in his life were:

1. Bio: of Richard Hodges, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 58 Since deeds to Richard Hodges from his father Roger recorded in Book 6, p. 110 and John Harsell to Richard Hodges, p. 128 & 152 are all impossible to decipher, it is difficult to determine where Richard Hodges of the 1704 quit rent rol obtained the 375 acres on which he was taxed at that time and also equally as difficult to deteremine which Richard Hodges of later Norfolk records was son of Roger and Mary and which was son of Thomas and their grandson.
Since these deeds in Book 6 were all made in the 1690's Richard I, son of Roger, must have been the grantee. And, because without benefit of either later grants or deeds or consequence, Richard Hodges of the 1750 will devised to his son and heir, Richard, Jr., his plantation of 370 acres of land, this much and no more which at that time, seemed to constitute his entire land holdings, we believe Richard of the 1750 will, to have been Richard I, son of Roger. No other acreage was mentioned in the will. Furthermore, the order of the sons of Richard as named in his will and Solomon's will indicate that Richard was father of at least four sons, Richard, Thomas, Solomon and Robert before 1714, in which year, Robert Burgess mentions Robert, the son of his daughter, Elizabeth, who was wife of Richard Hodges I. Perhaps two of his five daughters were also born before that date. This fixes the marriage of Richard I to have been not later than 1700 and his bith not later than 1680 by close figuring. If Richard I of the 1750 will had been the son of Thomas son of Roger, this would fix Thomas's birth at not later than 1660 and with a little leeway here and there to take care of later than teenpage marriages, it could easily have been as early as 1650-1660.
Also because John Manning made deed of gift to Mary Hodges in 1669 of 20 acres on which Roger Hodges had recently built his home, we believe that: (1) Roger Hodges was a young married man in 1669 just beginning with a young family perhaps his first child in his first home; and (2) that his son, Thomas, even though perhaps the first born son was not old enough to have fathered Richard I, a man grown and with family in 1704.
Therefore, we will hereafter refer to Richard Hodges of the 1750 will as Richard Hodges I, son of Roger; and Richard Hodges who moved to Currituck Co. before 1735 as Richard Hodges II, son of Thomas.

2. Deed: owned 375 acres, 1704, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 15 find Norfolk Co. Deed Book 6: p. 115 (illegible)

3. Quit Rent: 375 acres, 1704, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 33

4. Will: of Richard Hodges, 1751, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 59 Testator: Richard Hodges Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Executors: my two sons, Richard & Robert Hodges & my friend, Thomas Fitzakerly
Dated: 10 Feb 1750 Date Proved: 21 Nov 1751
Signature or Marks: Richard (R his mark) Hodges
Witnesses: Thos. Nash, George Sparrow, Wm. Beaver, George Holdcroft
Bequests, Devises:
To my eldest son Richard Hodges my plantation whereon I now live with three hundred seventy seven acres of land thereunto belonging to him and his heirs. I also give to my son, Richard the negro boy Jonas which he has now in his possession, also my hand mill grinding stone and all my live stock to him & his heirs. I also give to my son Richard, providing he shall pay unto my estate toward the discharging of the legacies. given the sum of 23 pounds in such case I give unto him my negro boy Sunday.
To my son Thomas Hodges seven pounds to be paid by my executors and of my estate in full of his part of my estate
To my son Robert Hodges my negro boy named Bristol which he has now in his possession. I give give to my son Robert all my right to and negro man named Sunday now in the possession of Mary Alice Emanuel Burges to him & his heirs forever
To my son William Hodges my best bed & furniture and 16 pounds to be paid him by my executors and the half to be paid money, the other half to be paid credit in same store in Norfolk County. Also my large iron pot
To my daughter Isabell Godfrey ten pounds to be paid by my executors and out of my estate the one half to be paid in money, the other half to be paid credit in same store in Norfolk County to her and her heirs
To my grandson Randolph Hodges...negro child of my negro woman Jane and my grandson to pay for nursing the said child until it shall be weaned and in case my said grandson Randolph should die before he attains age 21 then the said negro to fall to my grandson Richard Hodges and his heirs
To my daughter Ann Fitzakery the next child that the said Jane shall bring
To Mr. Thomas Fitzackerly and unto my daughter Ann his wife--the use & labor of my negro woman Jane during theirs and each of their natural lives
To my daughter Mary Hodges.--my negro woman Dinah with all her increase after she is possessed of the said Dinah. Also my negro boy Malton to her and her heirs
To my grandson Richard Brown forty shillings
To my grand daughter Lydia Price forty shillings
To my friend, Thomas Fitzaherly my negro boy Marsh provided he the said Thomas Fitzakerly shall pay the sum of 15 pounds unto my estate to inable my executors to pay the legacys in my will given them and in such case the said negro Marsh to the said Thomas Fitzkerly and his heirs forever, but in case the said Fitzkerly shall refuse to pay the said sum of 15 pounds the said negro Marsh to my son Robert Hodges, he paying 15 pounds to my estate
and for all the remaining part of my estate not before bequeathed of what kind soever...I leave to be equally divided between my son Richard Hodges, son Robert Hodges & my friend Thomas Fitzakerly

5. Inventory & Appraisement: of Richard Hodges, 21 Nov 1751, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 60 Inventory of the estate of Richard Hodges dec'd taken the 14th of February 1782
1 old horse L 0--10--0
6 head of hoggs 1--10--0
2 cows and 1 yearling 2--10--0
1 grinding stone 1--0
1 parcel of old tools and old iron 1--15-0
25 of old pewter 16--0
1 small old table & sifer and cooks 6--0
1 stone pott 2--0
1 pair mill stones 1--15--0
a small parcel of cooper's timber 5--0
1 table and 1 small dillo and bands 16--0
1 large chest and 1 small dillo 5--0
1 safe 2/6 and 2 old pails 4--6
1 bed and furniture 2--10--
1 old cart wheel 10--
1 old cyder cask 2--6
1 large iron pott 7--6
1 old lye tubb and 1 old barrel 1--
1 large two armed chairs & 1 earthen pott 2--6
L 14--9--
In obedience to an order of Norfolk County Court bearing date the 21th day of November 1751 We the subscribers being sworn did appraise such of the estate of Rich'd Hodges dec'd presented to our (?) as per above inventory accounting for fourteen pounds & nine shillings
Rob't Burgess
John Williams
John Hewlett
To negro woman Jane To negro girl Dinah
To negro boy Bristol To negro boy Matton
To negro boy Jonas To negro girl Jane
To negro boy Sundry To 6 shoats not appraised
To negro boy Marsh
Norfolk County Jan Court 1753 above inventory returned & ordered to be recorded as per order book
Test Sam'l Boush, CC

*note: from the description of the inventory, it appears that Richard Hodges was probably a cooper by trade

Richard married Elizabeth Burgess [3114] 1,22 [MRIN: 1056], daughter of Robert Burgess [1501] and Unknown, before 1700.25 Elizabeth died before 1750.24

Noted events in her life were:

1. Deed: of gift from father, Robert Burgess, 21 May 1714, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 25 Second generation, Richard Hodges, married well before 1714 and probably before 1700, Elizabeth Burgess, daughter of Robert Burgess. This, we know, from a deed of gift from Robert Burgess dated May 21, 1714 to his daughters Sarah Malbone, wife of Peter, and Elizabeth Hodges, mother of Robert and to his son, Emmanuel Burgess, each a slave.

Children from this marriage were:

   30 M    i. William Hodges [2574] 61 died after 1751.24

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: inherits brother, Solomon's plantation & land if his brothers, Thomas & Robert should die before Solomon, Aug 1730, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 61

2. Inherits: from father, Richard Hodges my best bed & furniture and 16 pounds, Feb 1749/50, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 24 half to be paid in money the other half to be paid credit in same store in Norfolk County. Also my large iron pot

+ 31 F    ii. Isabell Hodges [1136] 24,62 died after 1751.24

   32 F    iii. Ann Hodges [1138] 24 died after 1751.24

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Richard Hodges the next child that the said Jane shall bring, Feb 1749/50, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 24

Ann married Thomas Fitzackerty [1140] 24 [MRIN: 425] before 1750.24 Thomas died after 1751.24

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father-in-law, Richard Hodges...the use & labor of my negro woman Jane, Feb 1749/50, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 24 My negro boy Marsh provided he the said Thomas Fitzakerly shall pay the sum of 15 pounds unto my estate to inable my executors to pay the legacys in my will given them and in such case the said negro Marsh to the said Thomas Fitzkerly and his heirs forever, but in case the said Fitzkerly shall refuse to pay the said sum of 15 pounds the said negro Marsh to my son Robert Hodges, he paying 15 pounds to my estate

   33 F    iv. Mary Hodges [1141] 24 died after 1751.24

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Richard Hodges...negro woman Dinah with all her increase, Feb 1749/50, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 24 Also, my negro boy Malton

+ 34 F    v. Daughter Hodges [1147] 23,24 died before 1751.24

+ 35 F    vi. Daughter Hodges [1150] died before 1746.24,63

+ 36 M    vii. Richard Hodges Jr. [2285] 64,65 was born between 1700 and 1705 23 and died between Jul and Sep 1766 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.65,66

+ 37 M    viii. Thomas Hodges [2572] 61,64 was born from 1702 to 1708 23 and died from Jan to Feb 1755 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.64

   38 M    ix. Solomon Hodges [2284] 22,61,67 was born on 24 Feb 1701/02,67 died on 19 Aug 1730 61,67 at age 28, and was buried in Aug 1730.67

Noted events in his life were:

1. Bio: of Solomon Hodges, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 68 Solomon Hodges, son of Richard Hodges and Elizabeth was bornd in the year of our blessed Lord February 24, 1702, deceased 19 August 1730.

2. Deed: bought 50 acres in the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River Parish from Arthur Godfrey & Isabella, his wife, 16 Feb 1725/26, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 69 Grantors: Arthur Godfrey & Isabella, his wife Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantees: Solomon Hodges Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Date of Deed: 16 Feb 1726/7 Date Recorded: 17 Feb 1726/7
Consideration: 5 shillings lawful money
Signature or Marks: Arthur Godfrey Isabeler Godfrey
Witnesses: Lemuel Willson Katherine Wilson John Steuart
Description: 50 acres be more or less
One tract or parcele of land situate lying & being in the Southern Branch of Elizabeth River parish and County of Norfolk the quantity fifty acres be it more or be it less bounded as followeth (viz:) Beginning at a marked white oak standing at the beginning of a line and running from thence neare a north west corse up the landing road to Evenses Bridge and from thence up a branch to the head of the land to a marked mapell and from thence neare a south east corse to marke holly standing in the line between the said Arthur Godfrey and Mathew Godfrey & thence to the first begining oak tree. To have and to hold the said devid and or tract of land with the appurtenances unto the said Solomon Hodges his exec'ts & adm's for and dureing the full term of one whole year next ensueing the date hereof to the intent that by virtue their of and of the statute for transfering uses into possessions the said Solomon Hodges may be in the actuale possession theire of and be enabled to take and acept of a grant and reteate to the same premises to him and his heirs for ever In wittness whereof the said Arthur Godfrey and Isabella his wife have hereto subscribe their names and affixed theire accostomed seales the day and yeare above written.

3. Deed: bought 50 acres in Elizabeth River Parish from Arthur Godfrey & Isabella, his wife, 17 Feb 1725/26, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 70 Grantors: Arthur Godfrey & his wife, Isabella Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantees: Solomon Hodges Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Date of Deed: 17 Feb 1726/7 Date Recorded: 17 Feb 1726/7
Consideration: 17 pounds Virginia money
Signatures or Marks: Arthur Godfrey Isebeler Godfrey
Witnesses: Lem Wilson Katherine Wilson John Stewart
Description: 50 acres more or less
One tract or parcell of land situate lying and being in the Southern Branch of Elizabeth River Parish and County of Norfolk the quanitty fifty acres be it more or be it less bounded as followeth (vizt): beginning at a marked white oak standing at the begining of a line and runing from thence neare a up that branch to the head the the said Godfrey land to a marked road and from thence north west corse up the landing road to Evenses Bridge and from thence neare a southeast to a marked holey standing in the line between the said Arthur Godfrey and Mathew Godfry and from thence to the beginning oake tree to have and to hold the said tract or devidend of land with the appurtencances unto the said Solomon Hodges his exect's adm'ts and assignes for and during the full term of one whole yeare from thence next ensueing to the intent that by virtue their of and of the statute for transfering uses into possessions the said Solomon Hodges may be in ye actuall possessions there of & be enabled to take and accept of a grant & release of the same premise to him his heirs and assignes for ever as by the said indenture will further make appeare. Now this indenture wittnesseth that the said Arthur Godfrey for and in consideration of the sum of seventeen pounds lawfull money of Virg'a to him in hand paid by the said Solomon Hodges whereof he doth hereby acknowledge ; the receipt have remised released granted and confirmed and by these presents do grant remise release unto the said Solomon Hodges in his actual possession now being by virtue of the said receted indenture of bargaine & sale maid to him of a year, of the said statute and to his heirs and assinges ye afforesd land tonament hereditaments & premises with the appurtances, and all the estate right title claim interest and demand whatsoever of the said Arthur Godfrey in and to ye same & every part thereof (excepting and always reserving unto Richard Hodges & Eliza his wife ye father and mother of the said Solomon Hodges what privilidge they or either of them shall think fitting said dividend of land during their naturall lives. To have and to hold the said land tenaments hereditaments & premises with the appurtenances and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders unto the said Solomon Hodges his heirs & assignes (excepting and always reserveing as before comprised) and to the only use & behalf of the said Solomon Hodges his heirs and assignes & to no other use intent or purpose whatsoever. In wittness, whereof ye said Arthur Godfrey & Isabella his wife have hereto set their hands & accostomed seals ye day and year above written.

4. Will: 14 Aug 1730, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 71 In the name of God, Amen, I Solomon Hodges being very sick and weak in body but of a perfect good mind and memory I give and bequeth my soul to God who gave it and my body to be decently buried
Item, I give and bequeth my plantation and tract of land where in I now do live to my brother Thomas Hodges and to his heirs for ever and if my brother Thos Hodges should die without heirs then my will is that my brother Robert Hodges shall have my plantation and land belonging to it and to his heirs for ever and if my brother Robert Hodges shall die without heirs then my will is that my brother William Hodges shall have my plantation with the land belonging to it and to his heirs for ever as witness my hand and seal this 14th day of August anno dom 1730.
Solomon (X his mark) Hodges
Signed sealed and delivered in presents of us test
P. A.W. White sener
Arthur Godfrey
Joseph (x his mark) Hodges
At a Court held the 19 (unreadable) 1730 proved by Joseph Hodges and P.A. White & sworn by (unreadable) & ordered to be recorded.

Solomon never married.

+ 39 M    x. Robert Hodges [2573] 61,72 was born before 1714 23 and died between Dec 1770 and May 1771.24,72

7. Benjamin Hodges Sr. [1296] 1,15 was born about 1679.1

General Notes: *Also spoken of as son-in-law by Edward Davis who married Roger's widow. Son-in-law usually meant stepson in that era. 15

Noted events in his life were:

1. Deed: 120 acres known as Bucks Ridge from Joseph Hodges, 1723, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 73 There are several documents in Norfolk Co. which prove that Roger Hodges and his wife, Mary Manning, had a younger son who with their second daughter by the name of Mary were no doubt minors at the time of their father's death.
The first of these is a deed dated 1723 recorded in Bk. F, p. 10a from "Joseph Hodges and his wife Mary to Benj. Hodges both of Norfolk Co., a piece of woodland lying and being in the Southern Branch of Elizabeth River adj. Hugh Hanlon, John Nichols and Thomas Leake part of 120 a purchased of Hugh Hanlon dec'd and known as Bucks Ridge. Robert Canady the privilege of getting light wood and timber.
This date is too early to have been Benj. Hodges the son of Joseph. No consideration is mentioned in this transaction so we suppose it to have been a deed of gift.

2. Inherits: from step-father, Edward Davis, 1741, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 73 The 1741 will of Edward Davis, second husband of Mary, widow of Roger Hodges, who must have been several years her junior leaves to his son-in-law (step-son), Benj. Hodges, the great iron pot that was his fathers.

3. Deed: sells to Thomas Hanbury 83 acres, 15 Oct 1765, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 73 Finally, on Oct. 15, 1765, ten months before the death of Joseph Hodges Sr., and some four years after the death of Joseph Jr., "Benj. Hodges Sr., of St. Bride's Parish of Norfolk Co. to Thomas Hanbury of same, for five shilling a certain parcel of land 83 acres adj. Samuel Bracie and adj. Joseph Hodges to Hodges Road, between Benj. Hodges and Joseph Hodges, his brother.

Benjamin married (Probably) Daughter Wilkins [1522] 73 [MRIN: 477], daughter of William Wilkins [1523] and Unknown, about 1705.

Children from this marriage were:

   40 M    i. Benjamin Hodges Jr. [1297] 1 was born about 1705.1

Noted events in his life were:

1. Deed: to Lemuel Hodges, 20 Aug 1755, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 73 On Aug. 20, 1755 Benj. Hodges Jr. of Norfolk Co. to Lemuel Hodges of same, a tract of land situated above the great Bridge and bounded by lands of Joseph Hodges, James Hodges and Wm. Nicholson
(Deed Bk. 17, p. 187 Norfolk Co., Va.)

+ 41 M    ii. Lemuel Hodges [2615] 74 died after Feb 1785.74

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14. Caleb Hodges [1208] 37 was born about 1697 in Norfolk Co., Virginia and died after 1736.37

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Roger Hodges, 50 acres joining brothers Roger & Edward & one young heifer, 18 Aug 1716, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 37

2. Inherits: from brother, Edward Hodges--his plantation, 1736, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 12

Caleb married about 1720.1

The child from this marriage was:

+ 42 M    i. Hillary Hodges [1310] 1 was born about 1723.1

20. James Hodges Sr. [1476] 21 was born between 1705 and 1714 44,45 and died between Feb and Mar 1758 in Pasquotank Co., N.C..45

Noted events in his life were:

1. Deed: bought from Col. Anthony Walke, land estimated at 80 poles, 19 Jun 1735, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 73 On June 19, 1735, James Hodges of Norfolk Co. purchased from Col. Anthony Walke of Princess Ann Co. for 5 shillings, land estimated at 80 sq. poles (rods) in Norfolk co. near Norfolk town on the main road into town.
(Deed Bk. 12, p. 70)

2. Deed: to John Edmonds, 13 Feb 1735/36. 45 Grantor: James Hodges, cooper
Grantee: John Edmonds
Date of Deed: 13 Feb 1736
Signatures: James & Mary Hodges

3. Deed: sold to Thomas Blair 1/2 lot of land bought of Col. Anthony Walke, 10 Dec 1738, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 73 On Dec. 10, 1738, James Hodges, cooper, sold to Thomas Blair, of the Borough of Norfolk Co., Perukemaker, 1/2 lot of land which said Hodges bought of Col. Anthony Walke the olther half lately sold to John Edmonds dec'd--land lying without the town bridge
(Book 12, d. 1738)

4. Deed: bought from Jeremiah Sikes land at Great Bridge & a piece of marsh, 15 Jul 1747, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 75 On July 15, 1747, Jeremiah Sikes deeded to James Hodges a piece of land lying and being at the Great Bridge in Norfolk Co. being twenty five feet on the road and according to the bounds that Thomas Sikes had, and also a certain piece of marsha that Thomas Sikes bought of Mr. John Wilson lying on the Main road that goes to the above said great Bridge being part of Great Bridge Island according as it was bounded by the said John Wilson to the said Thomas Sikes
(Book 14, p. 43 & 44)
Special notice should be taken of the above extracted deed because it will play an important role in the identification of James Hodges Jr. to whom it was left in his father's will.

5. Deed: bought 200 acres from Caleb Burnham, 18 Jan 1757, Pasquotank Co., N.C. 75 On January 18, 1757, James Hodges bought in Pasquotank Co. from Caleb Burnham 200 acres of land on the Pasquotank River and moved shortly thereafter. We know this because on March 13, 1757, James Hodges of Pasquotank Co. of the Providence of North Carolina sold to Joseph Hodges Jr. of Norfolk Co. 200 acres in Norfolk Co., above the head of the Southern Branch of Elizabeth River---Great Bridge being the land I bought of Gamon, John Curlin, Benjamine and Lemuel Hodges
(Norfolk Deed Bk. 18, p. 30)
This deed was witnessed by Joseph and Ferebee Hodges and Henry Sikes. It was signed by James Hodges and his second wife, Miriam.

6. Will: of James Hodges, 2 Feb 1758, Pasquotank Co., N.C. 76 Testator: James Hodges Residence: Pasquotank Co., N.C.
Executor: my friend, Col. Robert Murdon & Ferebe Hodges
Date signed: 2 Feb 1758 Date proved: March 1758
Signature or marks: James Hodges
Witnesses: John Harris, Daniel (x his mark) Koen, John J. M. Murden
Bequests, Devises:
My son, Josiah-- the plantation & island on the N.E. side pasquotank river bridge
My son, James Hodges Jr.--if my father, Joseph Hodges has willed any part or parcel of his estate to me, I give & bequeath it to my son, James. To my son, James--my lot of land & marsh on the west side of road going to the Great Bridge according to ye bounds that Thomas Manning formerly held by & give hime my storehouse standing by brick house formerly belonging to Mr. Charles Sweny, and I give him my roan horse called Rock & a dark bay horse which I had in swop of Solomon Timple, & my riding sadle and housing. To son, James--my negro man called Boatswain
My brothers, Joseph & Stephen Hodges--shall collect all my debts on the Great Bridge books and to pay all my just debts that I owe in Norfolk
My son, Willis Hodges--wt. over rush of my book debts, if any remaining & negro boy, Sam
My son, Samuel Hodges--negro boy, Peter
To my wife--my writing desk & biggest oval table, my painted chest & seal skin trunk, one set of silver teaspoons & tongs & all my pewter I brought out of Virginia, two frying pans, iron pots & all ye plantation utensils & sufficient household meat to support ye family until New Years Day & fat. I give & bequeath all small furniture, such as earth'nware & coopers, etc. and ten old chairs and sic red do, & one saft bought of Timothy Hickson, one iron chafeing dish, & all ye aforesaid mentioned. I likewise desire that none of my children shall lay and clame to any part or parcel of my wifes estate that she was possess of before I married her. To my wife--the use of my negro woman called Phebe, till my son, Portlock attains to the age of twenty one and then the said negro Phebe & her increase to return to ye said Portlock. To my wife--my horse called Dultage & the use of Sam & Peter till my two sons, Willis & Josias Hodges comes of lawful age & it is my desire that my two sons, Josias & Willis Hodges shall not in any wise disannul my part of the said clause before mentioned To my wife--I likewise give to ye use of the two negro girls, Hannah & Rachel till my two children, Molly & Frances Hodges come of lawful age. To my wife--side saddle & my longest gun, sone wite and brown sugar bought of Capt. Headly and part of a barrel molasses. To my wife, Mariam Hodges--four feather beds and furniture I brought out of Virginia
It is my will that my estate shall pay for ye building of a new kitchen with one small brick chimmey in room of the old wood chimmey.
My son Portlock Hodges--I give my horse I bought of David Cook, Cali'd Ball, to be sold by Ferebee Hodges & the money laid out in goods to support ye sd. Portlock
My daughter, Kesiah Curlin--negro girl called Sarah & one feather bed & furniture, spinning wheel, pewter, one chest delivered to her when married in full of her portion
My daughter, Molly--the negro girl called Rachel
My daughter, Frances Hodges--one negro girl called Hannah
My son-in-law, Joseph Stokely--my new survey over ye river on ye N.E. side of Pasquotank River & I give him cash to purchase a grant for ye said survey of land
My daughter, Miriam Hodges--one negro girl called Nan
My brother, Joseph Hodges--it is my will & desire that he pay to Col. Robert Tucker thirty pound which I owe him upon balance of old bond & ye joint bond brother Joseph Hodges & I owe ye said Robert Tucker, in part of eighty five pounds that brother Joseph Hodges owes to me, Hodges & upon settement when I was last in Virginia in December last & I further desire that my loving brother, Joseph Hodges shall come in here & take all ye invoices that is in pardonship between him & I, at Spraules, Newtons, Atchison & sum them up & see what the amounts is & then go to ye said Sproules, Newtons & Atchison & take true copys of what we have paid in company & see if I fall in debt to pay it, giving me credit for ye one half of all ye money he pays away of mine, in my Old Book list; all ye moneys that can be got in, brother Joseph Hodges must have one half & ye other half to my well beloved wife, Miriam Hodges in consideration of supporting & schooling ye children & after my beloved wife, Miriam Hodges & brother Joseph Hodges & Mr. Andrew Miller merch't, if any remains to be equally divided between my two sons & daughters: Lamb, Portlock, Molly & Frances Hodges
My son, Lamb Hodges--my short gun I brought from Virginia & one pair of hand mill stones being now in possession of Solomon Temple
I further give strict order that no person or persons shall pretend to make publick vandue of any part or parcel of my before mentioned estate under penalty of one hundred pound, proc. money
My daughter, Molly Hodges--three new black chairs & one small ovel table
My daughter, Frances Hodges--three new black chairs & one square table
Recorded in Grimes "Wills and Inventories of North Carolina", p. 253

James married Mary Portlock [1477] 77 [MRIN: 562], daughter of John Portlock Jr. [1478] and Mary Mathias [1539], about 1735.45 Mary died between 1750 and 1753.47

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: of James Hodges & Mary Portlock, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 73 This deed was signed by both James and Mary Hodges, as was the Feb. 1736 deed to John Edmons so we are introduced in these deeds to the first wife of James Hodges I, who was Mary, daughter of John Portlock II of Norfolk. We know this to be true because in his 1742 will, John Portlock, Jr. names his daughter Mary Hodges, and in 1758 James Hodges in his will names his son, Portlock Hodges.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Bio: of Mary Portlock, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 78 Thus Mary Portlock first wife of James Hodges Sr. and mother of James Jr. was descended from John Portlock, Senior and Junior; from Thomas Etheredge, William Etheredge and Nicholas Robinson of early Norfolk Co. on her father's side.
We have already found that her mother was Mary Mathias.

2. Inherits: from father, John Portlock Jr., 1742, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 79 To daughters, Mary Hodgis and Anne Whitehurst--fifty shillings each

Children from this marriage were:

+ 43 M    i. James Hodges Jr. [1528] 46 was born between 1734 and 1736 47 and died between Oct 1813 and Aug 1814 in Smith Co. Tennessee 80 about age 78.

   44 M    ii. Samuel Hodges [1529] 46 was born between 1736 and 1738.47

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, James Hodges, 2 Feb 1758, Pasquotank Co., N.C. 46 My son, Samuel Hodges--negro boy, Peter

   45 F    iii. Kesiah Hodges [1530] 46 was born between 1738 and 1740.47

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, James Hodges, 2 Feb 1758, Pasquotank Co., N.C. 46 My daughter, Kesiah Curlin--negro girl called Sarah & one feather bed & furniture, spinning wheel, pewter, one chest delivered to her when married in full of her portion

Kesiah married Curlin [1531] 46 [MRIN: 1073].

   46 M    iv. Portlock Hodges [1524] 46 was born between 1740 and 1742.47

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, James Hodges, 2 Feb 1758, Pasquotank Co., N.C. 46 My son Portlock Hodges--I give my horse I bought of David Cook, Cali'd Ball, to be sold by Ferebee Hodges & the money laid out in goods to support ye sd. Portlock

2. Residence: lived in, Pitt Co., North Carolina. 79

   47 M    v. Josiah Hodges [1532] 46 was born between 1742 and 1744.47

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, James Hodges, 2 Feb 1758, Pasquotank Co., N.C. 46 My son, Josiah-- the plantation & island on the N.E. side pasquotank river bridge

Josiah married Mary Ewell [1533] 47 [MRIN: 1074] on 21 Sep 1765 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.47

   48 F    vi. Molly Hodges [1534] 46 was born in 1745.47

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, James Hodges, 2 Feb 1758, Pasquotank Co., N.C. 46 My daughter, Molly--the negro girl called Rachel
My daughter, Molly Hodges--three new black chairs & one small ovel table

+ 49 M    vii. Willis Hodges [1535] 46 was born in 1747 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 82 and died before Jan 1834 in Smith Co. Tennessee.83

   50 F    viii. Frances Hodges [1536] 46 was born in 1749.47

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, James Hodges, 2 Feb 1758, Pasquotank Co., N.C. 46 My daughter, Frances Hodges--one negro girl called Hannah
My daughter, Frances Hodges--three new black chairs & one square table

James next married Miriam (probably) Lamb [1479] 45 [MRIN: 564], daughter of William Lamb [1526] and Miriam [1527], before 1757.45

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from husband, James Hodges, 2 Feb 1758, Pasquotank Co., N.C. 46 To my wife--my writing desk & biggest oval table, my painted chest & seal skin trunk, one set of silver teaspoons & tongs & all my pewter I brought out of Virginia, two frying pans, iron pots & all ye plantation utensils & sufficient household meat to support ye family until New Years Day & fat. I give & bequeath all small furniture, such as earth'nware & coopers, etc. and ten old chairs and sic red do, & one saft bought of Timothy Hickson, one iron chafeing dish, & all ye aforesaid mentioned. I likewise desire that none of my children shall lay and clame to any part or parcel of my wifes estate that she was possess of before I married her. To my wife--the use of my negro woman called Phebe, till my son, Portlock attains to the age of twenty one and then the said negro Phebe & her increase to return to ye said Portlock. To my wife--my horse called Dultage & the use of Sam & Peter till my two sons, Willis & Josias Hodges comes of lawful age & it is my desire that my two sons, Josias & Willis Hodges shall not in any wise disannul my part of the said clause before mentioned To my wife--I likewise give to ye use of the two negro girls, Hannah & Rachel till my two children, Molly & Frances Hodges come of lawful age. To my wife--side saddle & my longest gun, sone wite and brown sugar bought of Capt. Headly and part of a barrel molasses. To my wife, Mariam Hodges--four feather beds and furniture I brought out of Virginia

Children from this marriage were:

   51 M    i. Lamb Hodges [1537] 46 was born between 1752 and 1754.47

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, James Hodges, 2 Feb 1758, Pasquotank Co., N.C. 46 My son, Lamb Hodges--my short gun I brought from Virginia & one pair of hand mill stones being now in possession of Solomon Temple

   52 F    ii. Miriam Hodges [1538] 46 was born between 1754 and 1756.47

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, James Hodges, 2 Feb 1758, Pasquotank Co., N.C. 46 My daughter, Miriam Hodges--one negro girl called Nan

22. Mary Hodges [2168] 20 was born bpt 18 Oct 1717 in Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co., Virginia and died after 1765.20

Noted events in her life were:

1. Bio: of Mary Hodges, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 84 Mary Hodges possibly only daughter of Joseph, named first in his will, was bapt. Oct. 18, 1717 in Abingdon Parish Gloucester Co., Va.; m. (1) William Bressie before 1746; m. (2) Patrick Keaton who died before November 15, 1752 and left a wife, Mary, and daughter, Mary and Sarah. Excts. Josehph Hodges Sr. and Benj. Hodges, Sr. (Wills of Norfolk, Vol. II). On April 23, 1759, Joseph Hodges signed the marriage bond of William Evans and Mary Keaton. The 1766 will of Joseph Hodges names his daughter Mary Evans and his grandson William Bressie.

Mary Hodges born 1717 may have been daughter of either Sarah or Mary. While she bore the name of the second wife, we know that her grandmother, Joseph's mother was Mary Manning. The will of Joseph Hodges, Sr. names as a grandchild only William Brassie but we know that Mary enjoyed two later marriages. The will of her second husband, Patrick Keaton, names his wife Mary and daughters, Sarah and Mary. Sarah named first was probably the older of the two and could have been named for the wife's mother. This was a common custom of that and many generations.

2. Inherits: from father, Joseph Hodges, 1765, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 20 To daughter, Mary Evans--land that lies the other side of the Branch beyond my barn and liberty of my orchard--likewise use of 1 room in my house for 1 year--the said land she is to hold during her widowhood and use of negro Edon for 1 year--likewise give her negro wench Patience provided she is recovered--likewise 2 cows, 2 sows & pigs and 2 ewes

Mary married William Bressie [2178] 20,45 [MRIN: 895] before 1746.45

The child from this marriage was:

   53 M    i. William Bressie [2179] 20,54 died after Dec 1767.20,54

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from grandfather, Joseph Hodges Sr., Nov 1765, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 20 To grandson, William Bressie--in full of his father's estate--one negro boy Jack

2. Inherits: from cousin, William Hodges, Dec 1767, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 54 To cousin, William Brassie--100 acres land if he should die without heir--land to return to Stephen Hodges

Mary next married Patrick Keaton [1485] 45 [MRIN: 733] before 1752.45 Patrick died between 1750 and 15 Nov 1752.77

Noted events in his life were:

1. Will: of Patrick Keaton, 1750, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 73 In 1750 Joseph Hodges Sr. and Benj. Hodges Sr. were named executors of the will of Patrick Keaton, a second husband of Mary, daughter of Joseph.
(Will Bk. 1, p. 290)

Children from this marriage were:

   54 F    i. Mary Keaton [1486] .45

   55 F    ii. Sarah Keaton [1487] .45

Mary next married William Evans [2169] 20,45 [MRIN: 731] on 23 Apr 1759 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 20.,45 William died before Nov 1765.20

23. Ferebee Hodges [2167] 20,49,50 died after Apr 1779.20,49

General Notes: **named as Executor of Joseph Hodges Jr. will
**named as Executor of William Hodges will & also signed as a witness--names brother, Ferebee as being indebted to him for 1 yoke of steer which was 10 pounds and cash lend 3 pounds 19,52

Noted events in his life were:

1. Name originated: Norfolk Co., Virginia. 85 In the next century the name Ferebee was a popular one for both boys and girls across Va., N.C. and Tenn. but Ferebee Hodges, son of Joseph was the frist to bear that given name.
We belive that his mother was Mary the second wife of Joseph Hodges and that she was Mary Ferebee, daughter of John.

2. Occupation: blacksmith on Water Row, 1759, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 86 The Hodges, like the Wilsons and the Parkers, are heavy on the land, but I can say that the earliest of the name to settle in Portsmouth was the blacksmith Ferebee Hodges who held shop on Water Row in 1759.

3. Inherits: from father, Joseph Hodges Sr., Nov 1765, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 20 To son, Ferebee Hodges--1 negro wench Hannah
All the rest of my estate to be sold and equally divided among my 3 sons, Benjamin, Stephen & Ferebee,four my son William's children: Joseph, Anna, Mary & Susanna

4. Will: 2 Apr 1779, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 87 Name: Ferebee Hodges
Wife: Mary
Son: Samuel
Will dated: 2 April 1779

Ferebee married Mary Frier [2605] 49,50 [MRIN: 875] on 7 Feb 1778 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 49.,51 Mary died after Apr 1779.49

The child from this marriage was:

   56 M    i. Samuel Hodges [2606] 49 died after Apr 1779.49

24. William Hodges [2170] 20,52 died between Dec 1764 and Jan 1765.20,52

General Notes: **his children, Joseph, Anna, Mary & Susanna inherit his share of inheritance from his father


William Hodes who was married and had at least four children before his death in 1764 was also probably the son of this middle marriage to Mary Ferebee 20,40

Noted events in his life were:

1. Guardian: of brother, James Hodges minor children Josiah & Mary, 16 Jun 1760, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 47 On June 16, 1760, Joseph Hodges, William Hodges and Stephen Hodges were bonded as guardians of Josiah and Mary Hodges, orphans
(Reel 98--Some Guardians Bonds of Norfolk Co. 1751-1790)

2. Will: abstract, 22 Dec 1764, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 88 Testator: William Hodges
Residence: of Norfolk county
Executors: James Webb, Ferebee Hodges & Ann Hodges, wife
Date signed: 22 December 1764
Date proved: 17 January 1765
Signature or Mark: William Hodges
Witnesses: Ferebee Hodges, Charles Hodges, Nathaniel (X his mark) Cain
Bequests, Devises, etc:
To son, William Hodges--100 acres of land joining Malachi Wilkins
To son, John Hodges--100 acres of land joining land I gave to his brother, William and bounding on land that Willis Parsons now lives on
To son Rowland Hodges--plantation that I bought of Ann Willoughby
To wife, Ann Hodges--one-third part of personal estate during time of widowhood then divided equally among my 3 daughters, Ann Hodges, Mary Hodges, & Susannah Hodges
To my three daughters: Ann, Mary & Susannah--the other two-thirds of my estate
To my son, Joseph Hodges--the use of negro fellow, Sipue, till my son William Hodges come to age 21--then to return to him
To son, Joseph Hodges--money that brother, Ferebee Hodges is indebt to me for one yoke of steer which was 10 pounds and cash lend three pounds, likewise five pounds in brother, Stephen Hodges his hand which he was in my debt.

William married Ann [2183] 52 [MRIN: 732] before 1764.52 Ann died after Dec 1764.52

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from husband, William Hodges, Dec 1764, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 52 To wife, Ann Hodges--one third part of personal estate during time of widowhood then divided equally among my three daughters, Ann Hodges, Mary Hodges, & Susannah Hodges

Children from this marriage were:

   57 M    i. Joseph Hodges [2171] 20,52 died after 1765.20,52

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, William Hodges, Dec 1764, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 52 To my son, Joseph Hodges--the use of negro fellow, Sipue till my son William Hodges come to age 21--then to return to him
To son, Joseph Hodges--money that brother, Ferebee Hodges is indebt to me for one yoke of steer, which was 10 pounds and cash lend 3 pounds, likewise 5 pounds in brother, Stephen Hodges his hand which he was in my debt

2. Inherits: from grandfather, Joseph Hodges Sr., Nov 1765, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 20 To son, William Hodges's children: Joseph, Anna, Mary & Susanna--1 negro fellow named Jack to be sold and equally divided
All rest of my estate to be sold and equally divided among my 3 sons, Benjamin, Stephen & Ferebee, and my son, William's children: Joseph, Anna, Mary, & Susanna

   58 F    ii. Anna Hodges [2172] 20,52 died after Nov 1765.20,52

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, William Hodges, Dec 1764, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 52 To my three daughters, Ann, Mary & Susannah--the other two-thirds of my estate

2. Inherits: from grandfather, Joseph Hodges Sr., Nov 1765, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 20 To son, William Hodges's children: Joseph, Anna, Mary & Susanna--1 negro fellow named Jack to be sold and equally divided
All rest of my estate to be sold and equally divided among my 3 sons, Benjamin, Stephen & Ferebee, and my son, William's children: Joseph, Anna, Mary, & Susanna

   59 F    iii. Mary Hodges [2173] 20,52 died after Nov 1765.20,52

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, William Hodges, Dec 1764, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 52 To my three daughters, Ann, Mary & Susannah--the other two-thirds of my estate

2. Inherits: from grandfather, Joseph Hodges Sr., Nov 1765, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 20 To son, William Hodges's children: Joseph, Anna, Mary & Susanna--1 negro fellow named Jack to be sold and equally divided
All rest of my estate to be sold and equally divided among my 3 sons, Benjamin, Stephen & Ferebee, and my son, William's children: Joseph, Anna, Mary, & Susanna

   60 F    iv. Susanna Hodges [2174] 20,52 died after 1765.20,52

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, William Hodges, Dec 1764, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 52 To my three daughters, Ann, Mary & Susannah--the other two-thirds of my estate

2. Inherits: from grandfather, Joseph Hodges Sr., Nov 1765, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 20 To son, William Hodges's children: Joseph, Anna, Mary & Susanna--1 negro fellow named Jack to be sold and equally divided
All rest of my estate to be sold and equally divided among my 3 sons, Benjamin, Stephen & Ferebee, and my son, William's children: Joseph, Anna, Mary, & Susanna

   61 M    v. William Hodges [2180] 52,54 was born after 1743 52 and died before 17 Dec 1767.52,54

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, William Hodges, Dec 1764, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 52 To son, William Hodges--100 acres of land joining Malachi Wilkins

2. Will: abstract, 17 Dec 1767, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 89 Testator: William Hodges
Residence: of Norfolk county
Executors: William Brassie & Stephen Hodges
Date signed: "blank"
Date proved: 17 December 1767
Signature or Mark: William Hodges
Witnesses: Sylvanus Mayo, William Williams, Martha (X her mark) Hodges
Bequests, Devises, etc:
To uncle, Stephen Hodges--negro man Sipion
To cousin, William Brassie--100 acres land if he should die without heir--land to return to Stephen Hodges

   62 M    vi. John Hodges [2181] 52 died after Dec 1764.52

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, William Hodges, Dec 1764, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 52 To son, John Hodges--100 acres of land joining land I gave to his brother, William and bounding on land that Willis Parsons now lives on

   63 M    vii. Rowland Hodges [2182] 52,90 died after Dec 1764.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, William Hodges, Dec 1764, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 52 To son, Rowland Hodges--plantation that I bought of Ann Willoughby

Rowland married Elizabeth [3003] 90 [MRIN: 1002] on 10 Oct 1789 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.91

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage Bond: Rowland Hodges to Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson, 10 Oct 1789, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 90 10 October 1789. Rowland Hodges and Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson. Sur. Ezekiel Drummond

28. Richard Hodges [1502] 25 died from about 2 May 1748 to 1749 in Currituck Co., North Carolina.25

Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: moved to Currituck Co., 1735, Currituck Co., North Carolina. 25

2. Tax List: owned 320 acres , 1735, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 25 The tax list of 1735 published in the North Carolina show that Richard Hodges owned 320 acres in Currituck county at that time.

3. Deed: sells to William Hanbury Jr. 100 acres, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 25 The latter Richard Hodges and wife Frances of the county Currituck N.C. deeded to William Hanbury Jr. of Norfolk Co., Va. for L 45 current money of Va., 100 acres of land lying on the south side of the north west river in Norfolk Co. adj. lands of Edward Creekmure dec'd and lands of William and Caleb Hodges (sons of Roger, uncle to Richard and Francis sons of Thomas).

*look for this deed

4. Will: served as executor of William Stafford's will, 1742, Currituck Co., North Carolina. 25 In 1742 Richard Hodges of Currituck served with Frances, widow of William Stafford, as executor of Stafford's will.

5. Deed: bought from Jasper Lane 75 acres , 11 Feb 1747/48, Princess Ann Co., Virginia. 25 Currituck Co., N.C. joined Princess Ann and Norfolk Co. Va. on their southern boundary and at one time at least parts of it were considered to have been Virginia. On Feb 11, 1747/8 Jasper Lane of Norfolk Co., Va. sold to Richard Hodges of Currituck Co. in N.C. 75 acres lying in Princess Ann Co., Va.
(Deed Bk. 7, p. 2 P.A. Co. Va.)

6. Will: wrote his own will, 2 May 1748-1709, Currituck Co., North Carolina. 25 On May 2, 1748/9 Richard Hodges of the county wrote his own will which names his wife Frances and daughters: Frances Bowin probably wife of Josiah; Sarah Burnham probably wife of James; Mary Hodges; Elizabeth Hodges; Upham Hodges. No sons were mentioned, but without further research in Currituck and neighboring counties there is no certainty that he did not have sons to whom he had already made gifts of land. His will was witnessed by Caleb Wilson, Geo. Powers, and Willis Etheredge, all good Norfolk County, Virginia names. Records of Currituck Co. are mostly gone.

*note: at least daughters, Frances & Sarah must be by a previous wife, if the information is correct that Richard's wife, Frances was previously the widow of William Stafford, whose will was dated 1742. That would give only 6 years between Richard Hodges will & William Stafford's will. Needs more research.

Richard married Frances [1504] 25 [MRIN: 1062].

Noted events in her life were:

1. Witness: to will of Joseph Abington , 2 Jan 1733/34, Currituck Co., North Carolina. 25 On January , 1734 a Frances Hodges witnessed the will of Joseph Abington and on March 21, 1742 of Isaac Davis in Currituck Co., N.C. but this was probably Frances, wife of Richard rather than Francis, his brother.

2. Will: served as executor of William Stafford's will, 1742, Currituck Co., North Carolina. 25 In 1742 Richard Hodges of Currituck served with Frances, widow of William Stafford, as executor of Stafford's will.

3. Witness: to will of Isaac Davis, 21 Mar 1741/42, Currituck Co., North Carolina. 25 On January , 1734 a Frances Hodges witnessed the will of Joseph Abington and on March 21, 1742 of Isaac Davis in Currituck Co., N.C. but this was probably Frances, wife of Richard rather than Francis, his brother.

Children from this marriage were:

   64 F    i. Frances Hodges [1507] .25

Frances married (Probably) Josiah Bowin [1512] 25 [MRIN: 1064].

   65 F    ii. Sarah Hodges [1508] .25

Sarah married (Probably) James Burnham [1513] 25 [MRIN: 1065].

   66 F    iii. Mary Hodges [1509] .25

   67 F    iv. Elizabeth Hodges [1510] .25

   68 F    v. Upham Hodges [1511] .25

31. Isabell Hodges [1136] 24,62 died after 1751.24

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Richard Hodges 10 pounds, Feb 1749/50, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 24 one half to be paid in money and the other half to be paid credit in same store in Norfolk Counyt

Isabell married Arthur Godfrey [1137] 24 [MRIN: 424] before 1750.24 Arthur died between Nov 1738 and May 1748 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.62

Noted events in his life were:

1. Will: of Arthur Godfrey, 10 Nov 1738, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 92 Testator: Arthur Godfrey Residence:
Executors: my wife Isabel Godfrey
Date Signed: 10 Nov 1738 Date Proved: 16 May 1748
Signature or Marks: Arthur Godfrey
Witnesses: Patrick White, Brian Penny, John (J his mark) Millford
Bequests, Devises:
To my son Arthur Godfrey my manner plantation wherein I now do live containing 50 acres of land. If my son, Arthur Godfrey should die without lawful issue, then I will my land & plantation to my son Solomon Godfre & his heirs
To my wife, Isabel Godfrey to enjoy my whole plantation during her time of widowhood
To my son Malbone Godfrey, for my son Arthur Godfrey to pay Malbone the sum of fifteen pounds in cash to be paid within 3 years after Arthur Godfrey comes to the age of 21
To each of my children one year old heiffer excepting my son Malbone & my son Arthur
That my children shall have ye heiffers in the stock increases
My will & desire is that my house & land at ye Great Bridge shall be sold to pay any debts and all belonging to ye land & marshes shall be sold to pay my debts

Children from this marriage were:

   69 M    i. Arthur Godfrey [1153] 62 died after 1738.62

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Arthur Godfrey his manor plantation containing 50 acres, Nov 1738, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 62

   70 M    ii. Solomon Godfrey [1154] 62 died after 1738.62

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Arthur Godfrey his manor plantation containing 50 acres, Nov 1738, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 62 if Arthur Godfrey's son, Arthur should die without lawful issue. Also a one year old heiffer.

   71 M    iii. Malbone Godfrey [1155] 62 died after 1746.63

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Arthur Godfrey 15 pounds to be paid within 3 years of brother, Arthur Godfrey becoming 21, Nov 1738, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 62

2. Will: named executor in uncle, Henry Price's will, 7 Oct 1746, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 63 He refused the burthen of probate

34. Daughter Hodges [1147] 23,24 died before 1751.24

Daughter married Brown [1148] [MRIN: 430].

The child from this marriage was:

   72 M    i. Richard Brown [1149] 23,24 died after 1751.24

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from grandfather, Richard Hodges--40 shillings, 1751, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 24

35. Daughter Hodges [1150] died before 1746.24,63

Daughter married Henry Price [1151] 63 [MRIN: 431] before 1746. Henry died between Oct 1746 and Feb 1745/46 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.63

Noted events in his life were:

1. Will: of Henry Price, 7 Oct 1746, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 93 Testator: Henry Price Residence: Norfolk Co.
Executors: Thomas Hodges & Malbone Godfrey
Date Signed: 7th October 1746 Date Proved: 19 February 1746
Signature or Marks: Henry (HP his mark) Price
Witnesses: Levy Smith, Willis Miller, Paul L. Mason
Bequests, Devises:
To my son, Mallick--my plantation containing 75 acres more or less. Also one pair of mill stones & one midlen? iron pott
To my daughter, Lydia--if Mallick should die without heirs--all my whole estate
To my grandson, Henry Bradley, son of Richard Bradley--if my daughter Lydia should die without heirs--then to fall to him
To Thomas Hodges--one large oval table
To Richard Bradley--30 shillings

2. Inventory & Appraisement: of estate of Henry Price, 19 Mar 1746/47, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 94 Norfolk Count At a Court held the 19th day of March 1746/7. The inventory of the estate of Mr. Henry Price dec'd being returned the same is ordered to be recorded.
An account of the sales of the estate of Henry Price dec'd the 27 day of February 1746
To 6 bar'l of corn @ 6/L bar'l L..1..16...--
To 6 bar'l ditto @ 5/9 6.6 24 bush'l @ 6/ 15/ 2..9..6
To 1 cow with calf 25/ To 1 heifer with yearlying
20/ To 1 bull of 2..15..
To 1 three year old heifer 21/6 To 1 young d'o 8/ 1..9..8
To 1 Silver spoon & smaush box 5/6 To 3 cow hides
7/1 To 1 iron spitt of 15..7
To 1 plough & gear 5/6 To 1 iron pot 1 iron spitt & wheel 6/ 11..6
To 1 old tub 2/ old cards & 6 glass bottles 5/6 5..6
To 1 hoe, 2 angres, 3 harrow hoes 9/ To 2 old iron potts 8/6 7..6
To 1 old bar'l 4 ab'l 3 bush'l of beans 6/ To 1 old bar'l 4 ab't
1 bush'l beans of 3/ 9..
To 2 Oyl jars 1 stone jug & 1 p'r pot 2 acks 7/ To 1 p'r old
stilliards & 1 mill pack 7/ 11..
To 1 p'r of old spectacles 3 To 1 meal sifter 2/7 to 1 iron
wedge 2/9 5..9
To 1 old feather bed & furniture 31/ To 1 ditto very old 3/ 1..11..
To 1 gun bar'l &lock & 1 iron pestle 10/6 To 1 pr fire
thongs 1/9 12..3
To 1 gun 8/5 To 1 old chest with same old iron pery 2/ 10..6
To 1 small trunk & small pine table 12..6
To 1 large old chest with old butter tub 4/3 To 5 old chairs
& 2 small pales 6/6 8..9
To 2 old hoes, 1 ax plough stock & wheel 15/6 To 1
carpenter's adds 2/6 18..
To the one half of a x cutt saw 11..6
To 27 head of young & old hogs 55/ To a parcell of rattan
1 old rug & ? 5/ 3..0..4
To 1 side of leather 1 old chest & an old trunk 7..3
To 1 old bar'l 1 old chest & hopps 2/10 To 1 old toba &
some flax seed 2/ 4..10
To 1 old soap bar'l 1 empty tar bar'l 1 flax brake 1....
To 1 bar'l with about half a bushell salt & some trumpery 4..6
To 1 side of leather 6/4 To a parcell of an broake flax 12/ 16..4
To 1 stack of fodder and a cyder trough 6..
To half a bush'l of corn @ 6/ & bar'l 7/ To cash 3/9 4..42
L 22..19..10
Thomas Hodges
Norfolk County At a Court held the 19th day of March 1746/7.
The slae of the estate of Henry Price dec'd being returned, the same is ordered to be recorded.
Teste Sam'l Boush, Dep. Cl

Children from this marriage were:

+ 73 F    i. Lydia Price [1152] 24,63 died after 1756.66

   74 M    ii. Mallick Price [1160] 63 died after 1756.66

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from his father, Henry Price his plantation containing 75 acres, 7 Oct 1746, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 63 Also, one pair of mill stones, & one midlen iron pott

36. Richard Hodges Jr. [2285] 64,65 was born between 1700 and 1705 23 and died between Jul and Sep 1766 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.65,66

General Notes: Possible additional son Robert .
See 4 Robert HODGES b: Abt 1730 NORFOLK CO_ VA d: Bef 1765 NOT MENTIONED IN FATHER'S 1766 WILL

+Mary UNKOWN b: Abt 1730 m: Abt 1750 1

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Richard Hodges, his father's plantation with 377 acres, Feb 1749/50, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 24 Also to my son, Richard, the negro boy Jonas which he has now in possession, also my hand mill grinding stone and all my live stock to him & his heirs.. I also give to my son Richard, providing he shall pay unto my estate toweard the discharging of the legacies, given the sum of 23 pounds in such case I give unto him my negro boy Sunday.

2. Will: named as executor to brother Thomas Hodges's will, Jan 1755, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 64

3. Will: of Richard Hodges, 30 Jul 1766, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 66,95 Testator: Richard Hodges
Residence: of Norfolk County
Executors: Richard Hodges
Date signed: 30 July 1766
Date proved: 18 September 1766
Signature or Mark: Richard Hodges Sr.
Witnesses: Eli Hewlitt, George Wright Burgess, Solomon Hodges, Lydia (X her mark) Wilkins
Bequests, Devises, etc:
To grandson, William Hodges--100 acres land lying in North West River adjoining Caleb Woodard & James Creekmur
To son, Richard Hodges--part of land and plantation I now live on beginning at mouth of Spring Gut to Malichi Burgess line
To son, Randolph Hodges--65 acres of land beginning at mouth of Spring Gut to son Richard's line
To son, Willis Hodges--65 acres land adjoining Randolph Hodges, Richard Hodges, Thomas Smith & Henry Culpepper being all my back land
To daughter, Elizabeth Smith--20 acres of land adjoining Henry Culpepper line
To daughter, Rachel Moon--as I have already given her her portion and five shillings
To wife--one third part of all my land and plantation during her life and what lodging she brought here with her
To daughter, Mathew Hodges--one bed & furniture
To son, Willis Hodges--one trundle bed & furniture
Rest of estate to be sold to highest bidder. Only hogs & corn to be sold at private sale after debts paid--remainder of money I leave one third to wife--remainder divided between son, Willis and daughter, Mathew that is Willis to have one third and Mathew two thirds.

Richard married Martha Randolph [1302] 1 [MRIN: 734], daughter of Giles Randolph [1519] and Unknown, about 1726.1 Martha was born about 1706 1 and died after 1766.1

Children from this marriage were:

   75 M    i. Richard Hodges III [2185] 65 died after 1766.65

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from grandfather, Richard Hodges a negro child of negro woman Jane, Feb 1749/50, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 24 This negro was willed to brother, Randolph Hodges, but if he should die before age 21 then goes to Richard Hodges

2. Inherits: from father, Richard Hodges, Jul 1766, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 65 To son, Richard Hodges--part of land and plantation I now live on beginning at mouth of Spring Gut to Malichi Burgess line

   76 M    ii. Randolph Hodges [2186] 65 died after 1766.65

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from grandfather, Richard Hodges..negro child of my negro woman Jane, Feb 1749/50, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 24 My grandson to pay for nursing the said child until it shall be weaned and in case my said grandson Randolph should die before he attains age 21 then the said negro to fall to my grandson Richard Hodges

2. Inherits: from father, Richard Hodges, Jul 1766, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 65 To son, Randolph Hodges--65 acres of land beginning at mouth of Spring Gut to son Richard's line

3. Deed: sells 25 acres in Deep Creek to William Cofield, 9 May 1794, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 96 Grantor: Randolph Hodges, & Lydia, his wife Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantee: William Cofield Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Date: 9 May 1794 Date Recorded: 15 Sept 1794
Consideration: 25 pounds
Signatures or Marks: Randolph (x his mark) Hodges
Witnesses: William (x his mark) Richardson Margaret (x her mark) Richardson
Jno. Pollick
Description: 25 acres more or less--which is part of the land formerly belonging to Richard Hodges Sr., adjoining the lands of Margaret Manning that was given her by her sister Ann Kay in her last will and testament being on the south side of Deep Creek comes to corner of Matthias Hodges line

4. Deed: sells to William Cofield, 14 Mar 1795, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 97 Grantors: Randolph Hodges & Lydia, his wife
Grantees: William Cofield
Date: 14 March 1795
Names Willis Hodges land, Richard Hodges will--given to daughter, Elizabeth Smith & said Elizabeth giving to brother, Randolph

Randolph married Lydia [2989] 98,99 [MRIN: 991].

   77 M    iii. Willis Hodges [2187] 1,65 was born on 25 Apr 1745 1 and died on 9 Nov 1804 1,65 at age 59.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Richard Hodges, Jul 1766, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 1,65 To son, Willis Hodges--65 acres land adjoining Randolph Hodges, Richard Hodges, Thomas Smith & Henry Culpepper being all my back land. One trundle bed & furniture. Willis to get one third of remaining estate

Willis married Arabella Davenport [1306] 1 [MRIN: 483] about 1766.1 Arabella was born before 1753 1 and died before 1810.1

   78 F    iv. Elizabeth Hodges [2188] .65.,66

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Richard Hodges, Jul 1766, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 65 To daughter, Elizabeth Smith--20 acres of land adjoining Henry Culpepper line

2. Deed: gives to brother, Randoplh Hodges 20 acres that was given her by her father, 22 May 1794, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 100 Grantors: Elizabeth Smith Residence: Portsmouth, Va.
Grantees: my brother, Randolph Hodges
Date: 22 May 1794 Date Recorded: 15 Sept 1794
Consideration: natural love & affection
Signatures or Marks: Elizabeth (x her mark) Smith
Witnesses: Benjamin (x his mark) Carter Caleb Hewitt
Zehon (x his mark) Culpeper
Description: one small parcel of land, which was given me by my father, Richard Hodges containing 20 acres

Elizabeth married Thomas Smith [2189] 65,66 [MRIN: 735] before 1766.65

   79 F    v. Rachel Hodges [2190] 65 died after Jul 1766.65

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Richard Hodges, Jul 1766, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 65 To daughter, Rachel Moon--as I have already given her her portion and 5 shillings

Rachel married Arthur Moon [2191] 1,65 [MRIN: 736] before 1766.65

   80 F    vi. Mathew Hodges [2192] 65 died after Jul 1766.65

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Richard Hodges, Jul 1766, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 65 To daughter, Mathew Hodges--one bed & furniture. Two thirds of remaining estate to go to Mathew.

+ 81 M    vii. Son Hodges [2193] .

+ 82 M    viii. Solomon Hodges [1303] was born about 1727 in Norfolk Co., Virginia and died before 1767.

+ 83 M    ix. Robert Hodges [1307] was born about Jan 1729/30 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 1 and died before 1765.1

37. Thomas Hodges [2572] 61,64 was born from 1702 to 1708 23 and died from Jan to Feb 1755 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.64

Noted events in his life were:

1. Plat: 1697, Norfolk, Norfolk (city), Virginia, USA. 101 Owned half of lot # 4 and lot # 18 in plan of Norfolk town (1680-1736)

2. Inherits: from his brother, Solomon, his plantation & tract of land that Solomon lives on, Aug 1730, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 61

3. Appointed: overseer of the road, 22 Dec 1744, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 102 Court order
Court held 22nd Dec 1744--Thomas Hodges is appointed overseer of the road in the river of Solomon Miller

4. Inherits: from brother-in-law, Henry Price one large oval table, 7 Oct 1746, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 63 Also, is named Henry Price's executor of will.

5. Inherits: from his father, Richard Hodges 7 pounds, Feb 1749/50, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 24

6. Will: 12 Jan 1755, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 103 Dated: 12 January 1755
Proved: February 1755
In the Name of God. Amen ______
The Last Wil and Testament of Thomas Hodges of Norfolk County.
Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved son, Solomon Hodges my land whereon I live to him and his heirs forever ____________
Item: I give to my son, Kadah Hodges ye one moiety of that land I own in Gibbs Neck ye upper part, and ye lower moiety to my son, Samuel, part and part alike of ye high land and swamp to them and their heirs forever __________
Also, I give to my daughter, Ann Hodges, one Negro girl named Priscilla, to her and her heirs forever, also I leave my Negro wench named Charity to be sold to ye highest bidder, and ye money to be equally divided amongst my children, that is my son, Solomon, and Kadah and Samuel Hodges, and my daughter, Ann Hodges share and share alike ______
Also, I give to my son, Solomon Hodges and Kadah Hodges and Samuel Hodges my Negro wench named Leah to have part and part alike in her _______ and all ye residue of my estate to be sold, and ye money to be equally divided amongst my children herenamed that is Solomon Hodges and Kadah Hodges and Samuel Hodges and my daughter, Ann Hodges part and part alike.
I appoint my beloved brother Richard Hodges to be my whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament ________
I ratify this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal _______ This twelfth day of Jan'y 1755.
Thomas (X his mark) Hodges, seal
Robert Hodges
Daniel Howell
William Williams

7. Chancery suit: Robert Hodges vs devises of Richard Hodges, exec of Thomas Hodges, 1769, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 104 To the Worshipful the Justices of the County of Norfolk sitting in Chancery
Humbly complaining sheweth your orator Robert Hodges that the late Richard Hodges was left executor of the last will and testament of Thomas Hodges deceased and did on the eighteenth day of September the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty six obtain administration thereon for which administration your orator became security as appears by the bond on record in this worshipful Court and that the said Richard was by verdict of a jury in this Court found to have misapplied said estate and a loss to accrue to the children of said Thomas to the amount of twenty five pounds nineteen shillings and nine pence which was paid by your orator as security for the said administration was appears by the judgements and executions among the records of this court and further your sheweth that the costs and other unavoidable expenses incurred by reason of the said Richard's undue administration of said estate and which expenses were paid and sustained by your orator do amount to the sum of thirty eight pounds three shillings and four pence that your orator has an amount as yet unsatisfied of seventeen pounds seven shillings and eleven pence which your orator does present to the said Richard as executor to the said Thomas and which he accordingly received but did never discharge and that your orator has a simple contract account against the said Richard Hodges amounting to three pounds five shillings and eleven pence all which several accounts are referred to in the general state to this bill annexed and your orator humbly prays that said state and accounts be taken as part of this his bill and your orator is informed that there remains no personal estate beloning to said Richard Hodges and that by his will bearing date the thirtieth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand and seven hundred and sixty six he did devise to his sons Richard Hodges, Randolph Hodges, William Hodges, grandson William Hodges, an infant under the age of twenty one years, and his daughter Elizabeth Smith all his real estate in fee simple but neglected to make any provision for securing your orator as in all equity though and your orator will hope that the said devisees and Thomas Smith the husband of said Elizabeth will knowing the truth of the promsies would have before this (plob of ink) in an amicably manner reimbursted your orator out of the said lands to them devised in all equity they ought to do and as they have been often in a friendly manner requested.
But now so it is may it please your worships that the said Richard, Randolph, Willis, William, Thomas and Elizabeth confirming and considering with same persons to your orator known whosonames when this covered he prays may be made parties to this bill with apt words do charge them, have absolutely refused to reimburse or in any wise satisfy your orator (/) the premises but the said devised lands and real estate do keep and occupy without paying unto your orator the said sums which by reason the said divisors malcious and your orator was obliged to pay and expend all which is contrary to equity and good conscience In tender consideration whereof and to the sons that the said lands by the said will divised (to which will prays leave to refer and (plob of ink) the same may be taken as part of this bill) may be charged in the hands of said devisees with the payment of the said sums of money be your orator paid and expended as well as their expenses accuring thereon and the said account which your orator had produced against the estate of said Thomas Hodges and that the forementioned considerates may be compelled of all true and perfect answers to make upon their respectable & corporal oaths to all and singular the premises and allegations in this bill as fully and particularly as if the same were herein again interrogated and propounded now especially whether the said Richard did have any personal estate and how the same was administered & whether they do not occupy under the said will the several tracks of land thereby devised & whether your orator did not pa the said sums by reason of said security and whether any satisfaction has ever been made to your orator out of the estate of said Richard the devisor or by the considerates or any of them or any person on their behalf and that such other order and decree may be made touching the premises as to your whorships in your great wisdom that summit and agreeable to equity and good conscience may it please your worships to grant unto your orator his majesty's gracious writ of subpona etc. and your orator shall pray etc

1768--Dr: Robert Hodges as security for Rich'd Hodges executor of Thomas Hodges deced to Charles Wilkins guardian to Solomon Hodges and Kedar Hodges orphans of s'd Thomas Hodges

To amount of the judgement (exclusive of costs) recovered in behalf of said Kedar Hodges as & execution 4...1....

To amount of the judgement (exclusive of costs) recovered in behalf of said Solomon Hodges...as & execution 21...8...9
25...9...9
Lawyers fee 15/each of said suits 1..10
29..19..9
The above sum of L29..19..9 was by Mr. Robert Hodges paid and discharged in the following manner....
By s'd Robert Hodges bond payable to Kedar Hodges for the whole amount of his share of his father's estate to delivered him if will accept thereof and discharged his said guardian in which is included so much interest as was allowed by the jury as to judgt. 21..8..9
By s'd Rob't Hodges's note of stand to Jas Holt for ye above fees 30/ and for other fees owing to him by s'd Wilkins 41/4 in all 3..11..4
By s'd Rob't Hodge's assumyes it to pay for s'd C. Wilkins part of what Rich'd Hodges's ex'r has p'd Bolden etc due from Chas. Wilkins for bond
1..19..8
26..19..9
Note: The money mentioned to be due to Mr. Bolden etc was on Charle's Wilkins bond to wherein which Rich'd Hodges dec'd was security and his executor has since pd the ballance & taken up the bond.

Summons--
George the third by the Grace of Gold of Great Britain, France and Ireland King defender of the Faith & etc.
To the sherif of Norfolk County--Greeting we command you that you summon Richard Hodges, Randolph Hodges, Willis Hodges, Thomas Smith and Elizabeth his wife...to appear before our justices afores'd county court in Chancery at the courthouse of the said county.......on the 3rd Thursday in this instant to answer a bill in chancery exhibited against them by Robert Hodges......and this they shall in no wise omit under the penalty of L100 each and have then there this writ witness John Boush Dept....Clerk of our said court at the courthouse the 7th day of August in the ninth year of our reign.
Jn Boush DT clerk
Aug 7, 1769
Executed: Wm. Shipwash
Rich'd Hodges not to be found
Aug 1769 Time to consider bill & atta vs R'd Hodges

Summons--
George the third by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith etc. To the sherif of Norfolk county--greetings. We recommend you that you attach Richard Hodges so that you have his body before our Justices of our said county court of Norfolk at the courthouse of the said county on the 3rd Thursday in September next to answer us as well of a certain comtempt by the said Richard Hodges to us offered as it is said, as upon these things, which to him then & there shall be objected, and further to do and receive what our said Court shall in this part consider and this you shall in no wise omit, and have then there this writ. Witness Samuel Boush Clerk of our said Court the nineteenth day of August in the ninth year of our reign.
Sam'l Boush
For not appearing to answer a bill in Chancery exhibited against him by Robert Hodges.
Teste: Sam'l Boush, clk
not to be found---Wm. Shipwash

Summons--
George the third by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith, etc. To the sherif of Norfolk county, greeting--We recommend you that you attach Richard Hodges so that you have his body before our Justices of our said county court of Norfolk at the courthouse of the said county on the 3rd Thursday in October next--to answer us as well of a certain comtempt by the said Richard Hodges to us offered as it is said, as upon these things, which to him then & there shall be objected, and further to do and receive what our said Court shall in this part consider and this you shall in no wise omit, and have then there this writ. Witness Samuel Boush clerk of our said Court the 27th day of September in ninth year of our reign.
Sam'l Boush
For not appearing to answer a bill in Chancery exhibited against him by Robert Hodges
Teste: Sam'l Boush, clk
not to be found--Wm. Shipwash

Summons--
George the third by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith, etc. To the sherif of Norfolk county greetings. We recommend you that you attach Richard Hodges so that you have his body before our Justices of our said county court of Norfolk at the courthouse of the said county on the 3rd Thursday in January next to answer us as well of a certain comtempt by the said Richard Hodges to us offered as it is said, as upon these things, which to him then & there shall be objected, and further to do and receive what our said court shall in this part consider and this you shall in no wise omit, and have then there this writ. Witness Samuel Boush clerk of our said Court the 23rd day of December in the tenth year of our reign.
Sam'l Boush
For not appearing to answer a bill in Chancery exhibited against him by Robert Hodges
Teste: Sam'l Boush, clk
copy left: Wm. Shipwash 23 Dec 1769

Summons--
George the third by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith etc. To the sherif of Norfolk county greetings. We recommend you that you attach Richard Hodges so that you have his body before our Justices of our said county court of Norfolk at the courthouse of the said county on the 3rd Thursday in February next to answer us as well of a certain comtempt by the said Richard Hodges to us offered as it is said, as upon these things, which to him then & there shall be objected, and further to do and receive what our said Court shall in this part consider and this you shall in no wise omit, and have then there this writ. Witness Samuel Boush clerk of our said Court the 20thy day of January in the tenth year of our reign.
Sam'l Boush
For not appearing to answer a bill in Chancery exhibited against him by Robert Hodges
Teste: Sam'l Boush, clk
copy left: Wm. Shipwash 1770

Summons--
George the third by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith etc. To the sherif of Norfolk county greetings. We recommend you that you attach Richard Hodges so that you have his body before our Justices of our said county court of Norfolk at the courthouse of the said county on the 3rd Thirsday in March next to answer us as well of a certain comtempt by the said Richard Hodges to us offered as it is said, as upon these things, which to him then & there shall be objected, and further to do and receive what our said court shall in this part consider and this you shall in no wise omit, and have then there this writ. Witness Samuel Boush clerk of our said court the 12th day of February in the tenth year of our reign.
Sam'l Boush
For not appearing to answer a bill in Chancery exhibited against him by Robert Hodges
Teste: Sam'l Boush, clk
copy left--Wm. Shipwash 1770

Summons--
George the Third by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith etc. To the sherif of Norfolk county, greetings. We recommend you that you attach Richard Hodges so that you have his body before our Justices of our said county court of Norfolk at the courthouse of the said county on the 3rd Thursday in August next to aswer us as well of a certain comtempt by the said Richard Hodges to us offered as it is said, as upon these things, which to him then & there shall be objected, and further to do and receive what our said Court shall in this part consider and this you shall in no wise moit, and have then there this writ. Witness Samuel Boush clerk of our said Court the 25th day of July in the tenth year of our reign.
Sam'l Boush
For not appearing to answer a bill in Chancery exhibited against him by Robert Hodges.
Teste: Sam'l Boush, clk
copy left: William Shipwash

1769--Dr the Estate of Rich'd Hodges execut'r of Thos. Hodges in approved, acc't with Rob't Hodges Cr.
To an acct proved and left in the office 17...7...11
To undays of me & hors to bring them to a settlement 2...1...0
To 1 days attendence taken by a writ as security
for the execu'r 16..9
To one attorneys fee 0..15..0
To be taken as security & imprisonment seven days 3..10..
To sundry charges & expense 2..10..
To sundry expense 1..16..4
To other expense of boat pier 2..6
To the expense of boat pier and hands 1..2..6
To 100 days expense 9..4
To three dollars p'd Mr. Lion 18..
To sundry expenses 1..0..10
To do 8..4
To 5/ p'd Mr. Lion for taking out a writ 5..
To clerk's fees 2..6
To expense 8..4
To money p'd Mr. Lion 1..5..
To other expense 8..4
Do 4..2
Do 4..2
Do 4..2
To Writing & an order of Court 7..6
To expense 4/2 Do 8/4 12..6
To Do 4/2 Do 4/2 Do 4/2 12..6
To 4 days lending of kids a 8..
To 3 sides of leather @ 12..
To 1 qrt of rum @ 1..3
To 1 pt of rum & 1 nip of punch 1..5 1/2
To bringing 100 barrels of fish to the north landing 1..
To carting 4 barrels of fish to Gr't Bridge 4..
To cash 1..3
To cash 1..
To 4 1/2 chesse 3..
To sundry trifles bought 1..12..11
L 17..7..1--sum of simple contract account of Thos. Hodges
20..14..4--sum of account incidinal expenses by reason of being security
3..5..11--sum of simple contract account of Richard Hodges

Norfolk County, Virginia A.D. 1769
Thomas Hodges estate Dr--
To an old account 0..2..11..2
To 1 day measuring & carting corn 1..3..0
To making bedtick & thread 1..3..0
To fleeing 2 cows & 1 heifer 1..3..0
To tendance of ? & ferriage to pronel will 2..1..2
To the care & feeding his cattle hoggs & sheep
& winter 1 month 10..0..0
To providence & apprisers 5..0..0
To rrovidance expense of nessessaries at the
sales of his goods 10..0..0
To some drink at the sale 1..10..0
To writing & receiving bills & bonds 16..0..0
To 1 galln of rum at the sale 5..0..0
To his schooling 7 months= 1/2 at 12/6 & his diet at s'd time 2..17..08..0
To 3 orders answered by me which was proved 4..7..6
1..13..9
L 8..18..11..0
Papers of Solomon Hodges

Richard Hodges executor to Thomas Hodges estate deceased on accoumpt of Keder Hodges
Paid to Wm. Joseph Hodges for doctrine a bad disorder L 1..9..0..0
To nursing in the said disorder for 3 months 1..0..0..0
To 2 years diet of him & clothing when about 5 years to 2..9..0
Seven at 3 pounds & year 6..0..0..0
L 8..9..0..0
Added 8..18..11..0
The sum total 17..7..11..0
This day came before me Robert Hodges & made oath that the above acc't is justley due to him from the estate of Thomas Hodges dec'd which is certified
By Joshua Corprew

Robert Hodges accounts against Thos Hodges
Acc't
Thos. Walston acct for sd year 1753 1..04..3
To Smith & Tucker 1752 1..9..5
To fling 1754 1..2..4
Wm Prousin acc't 0..6..4
To Solomon Wallice 1757 0..9..5
To Malichy Price 1756 19..19..6
To marshingal 1757 3..9
To James Wilson 1756 7..6
To Amanuel burges 1755 3..6
To obadiah moore 1755 1..6
To Johh Smith Lanston 1755 7..6
To James Webb 1755 4..11..10
To charge & tendance in sickness & funeral in 1752
John Smith 5..8..3
To Sol'm Hodges bonding of Sol'm Hodges Junr 4..7..10
To Mr. Thos Nash 1755 17..8
To Charles Britton 1754 3..12..8
To James Webb 1755 19..2
To Absolom grant 1759 15..0
To John Carter 1756 1..9..0
To Josiah Butt 1754 12..0
To copy of will & other expenses 17..6
To Adam Tooley 1755 10..0
To Joshua West 1754 12..6
To Lydia Price 1755 4..2..8
To Sam'll Potter 1755 8..7
To Wm Guy 1755 12..7..3
To Mary fling 1752 12..
To Elizabeth Creekman 1754 2..6
To Solomon Wallace 1755 5..
To Indian Ned 1754 11..3
To James Hodges 1..10..0
To James Webb 1757 3..16..2
To Joshua Corpew 1754 1..8..11
To Jesse Sikes 1755 13..6
To Delany debt & charge 1754 2..17..0
To Clerk & sherif
To nessary drink at the sale of the estate 0..12..6
To John Smith feeding hogg 2..6
& Thomas Walston
To Wm Williams for evidence 3..1
To liquor 2nd day of sail at Henry Whites 6..11
To ? of all the acc't
To Savill Yeamans 4..0
Red'd of me Sam'l Yeamans




Thomas married.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 84 M    i. Solomon Hodges [521] 105 was born before 1755 64,106 and died between 1794 and 1795.105,107

   85 M    ii. Kadah Hodges [577] 64 was born before 1755.64,108 Another name for Kadah was Kedar Hodges.108

Noted events in his life were:

1. Guardian Bonds: orphan of Thomas Hodges, 17 Sep 1761, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 109 17 Sept 1761
Kedar Hodges--Orphan of Thomas Hodges
Guardian: Charles Wilkins
Additional Security: Henry Herbert
Bond: L200

2. Tithables: South side of Tanner's Creek as far as Willis Cares on the north side of creek, Jun 1765, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 110 William Brown & Kader Hodges, Paul Lewelling & negroes Coffey & Molly--5, and 50 acres of land

   86 F    iii. Ann Hodges [578] 64 was born before 1755.64

   87 M    iv. Samuel Hodges [579] 64 was born before 1755.64

39. Robert Hodges [2573] 61,72 was born before 1714 23 and died between Dec 1770 and May 1771.24,72

Research Notes: The will of Robert Hodges son of Richard I, dated Dec. 22, 1770 and proved at the May Court 1771 identifies his wife Mary and only two sons James and Robert and no daughters. We believe that he may also have had son William as well as other sons and daughters and that his first wife may have been a daughter of John Simmons of Princess Ann Co. The will of John Simmons of Princess Ann Co. which adjoins Norfolk in the Northwest River section devises to his grandson William Hodges two slaves Sippue and Peg already made over to his mother and L 5 when he comes of age. This will was dated Jan 12, 1759 and recorded within two years in Norfolk Co.
Simmonds names Amy White, daughter of Patric White in the next paragraph of his will and leaves her the negroes Rose and Tony.
In deed Bk. 13, p. 229 is recorded a deed, Patrick White and wife Mary of Norfolk Co. granted to Robert Hodges of the same Co. a tract of land containing 150 acres more or less lying on the west side of the North River beginning at the mouth of Splitt Ridge branch adj. Mr. Samuel Sweeney (April 15, 1745). Wits. John Smith, Mathew Godfrey, Lucy Smith.
When Patrick White died in 1761 his daughters were Amy Burgess, Prudence Miller, Zelia Butt and Lydia White.
As yet we have not place William Hodges, Simmon's grandson in any Hodges family. Because of the association between Simmons, Patrick White, Robert Hodges named for his grandfather Robert Burgess and Amy Burgess daughter of White we feel that there is a possibility that William may have been a son of Robert by a first marriage and unnamed in his will. This is only a possiblity and by no means the only one.
A deed recorded in Book 16 on page 55 reveals an exchange between Robert Hodges from Willis James of Norfolk Co. The deed dated January 1752 conveys title to a "good feather bed & furniture, a cow and hiffer yearling which came by his wife; a sow, and six pigs, crops--and the rest of my goods and chattle, both within doors and without doors."
This deed seems to indicate that the then wife of Robert Hodges was probably the step-daughter of Willis James.
Whether this way Mary, named as wife of Roberts 1770 will, we do not know. 111

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: will receive his brother, Solomon's plantation & land if their brother, Thomas should die before Solomon, Aug 1730, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 61

2. Deed: bought from Francis Hodges 200 acres on the Northwest River, 14 Mar 1732/33, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 112 Grantors: Francis Hodges Residence: Norfolk Co.
Grantees: Robert Hodges Residence: Norfolk Co.
Date of Deed: 14 March 1733 Date Recorded: 17 May 1734
Consideration: 24 pounds current money
Signature or Marks: Francis Hodges
Witnesses: Richard Hodges, Edward Hodges, William (W his mark) Moore
Description: One certain tract or parcell of land situate on the south west side of the Northwest River in Norfolk county containing two hundred acres be the same more or less and bounded beginning at a white oak standing on the northwest river and (?) running S.W. 16 degrees 588 pole to the back line then from the beginning oak southwest 28d 520 pole to the back line of the pattent then along the line southeast 65d to a light wood stump then southwest 20 ft /12 pole then S.E. 66 d to the end of the first S.W. line

3. Deed: bought 200 acres from Francis Hodges, 14 Mar 1732/33, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 113 Grantors: Francis Hodges Residence: Norfolk Co.
Grantees: Robert Hodges Residence: Norfolk Co.
Date of Deed: 14 March 1733 Date Recorded: 17 May 1734
Consideration: 5 shillings
Signature or Marks: Francis Hodges
Witnesses: Ricard Hodges, Edward Hodges, William (W his mark) Moore
Description: One certain tract or parcell of land situate on the south side of the Northwest river containing two hundred acres more or less bounded beginning at a white oak standing on the northwest river and running southwest 16 degrees 588 pole to the back line thence from the bginning oak southwest 28 degrees 520 pole to the back line of the pattent then along that line south east 63 degrees to a light wood stump thence S.W. 29d 24 poles thence E 66 degrees to the end of the first S. W. line

*note: same land as other deed with same dates--just seem to be double entry in record book

4. Deed: sold to William Hodges, 16 Sep 1743, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 114 Court order
Court held 16th Sept 1743---Robert Hodges deeds of lease & release to William Hodges were this day proved by the oaths of Capt. Willis Wilson Jr. & James Wilkins and at the said William Hodges motion the same are ordered to be recorded.

5. Deed: sold to Wallis Siskes, 16 Sep 1743, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 115 Court order
Court held 16th Sept 1743
Robert Hodges deeds of lease & release to Wallis Siskes were this day provided by the oaths of Capt. Willis Wilson Jr. & James Wilkins and at the said Siskes motion the same are ordered to be recorced.

6. Inherits: from father, Richard Hodges, his negro boy named Bristol which he has now in his possession., Feb 1749/50, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 24 I give to my son Robert all my right to and negro man named Sunday now in the possession of Mary Alice Emanuel Burgess

7. Buys: personal property of Willis James, 22 Jan 1751/52, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 116 Know all men by these presents that I Willia James of Norfolk County hath bargained and sold unto Robert Hodges in plain and open market unto him the said Hodges his heirs executors administrators or assigns a good feather bed and furniture for value rec'd and a cow and a heiffer yearling which came by his wife and a son and six pigs and a good cropbutt saw rest and file and all the rest of my goods & chattels within doors and without doors and I the said Willis James do disposess my self of all this above mentioned and do warrant and defend the said Hodges from all other person or persons from saying any claim right or title to any of this--above mentioned which is sold to be siad Rob
t Hodges whereas I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty second day of January 1752 and delivered these in presence of us.
Willis (W his mark) James
Joseph Corbell
Will (M his mark) Gibson
Willis (W his mark) James
Know all persons that I the said Willis James do will and truly pay to the said Rob't Hodges his executors admin the full ballance of the said Rob't Hodges just cash amount to be paid by the tenth day of March the this above mentioned to void null and of no effect given under my hand this 22'd day of Jan 1752.
Rob't Hodges
Joseph Corbell
Will (X his mark) Gibson
Rob't Hodges
Norfolk County: At a Court held the 17 day of May 1753--Willis James's bill of sale to Rob't Hodges was this day proved by the oath of Joseph Corbell also the said Rob't Hodges Fiagance to the said Willis James was proved by the said Corbell & ordered to be recorded.
Teste Sam'l Boush CC

8. Deed: sells to John Shipwash, Between 1752 and 1754, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 117 *note: need to abstract deed

9. Will: abstract, 22 Dec 1770, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 118 Testator: Robert Hodges
Residence: of Norfolk County
Executors: Wife--Mary Hodges; son--James Hodges--Samuel Smith--Mount Pleasant
Date signed: 22 December 1770
Date proved: May court 1771
Signature or Mark: Robert Hodges
Witnessess: William Bailey, Willoughby Miller, Moses Smith
Bequests, Devises, etc:
To son, James Hodges--dwelling plantation where I now live joining with Jno. Muddons bounded with line of trees of Peleg Miller containing 180 acres
To son, Robert Hodges--200 acres land being in Hide Co., lying on Lake Arrone Sucte being in North Carolina with all stock being there
To wife, Mary Hodges--6 of old stock of negros according to her choice and after her death or remarriage to return equally among my children
To Peleg Miller--33 acres of land joining my own land

Robert married Mary [2198] 72 [MRIN: 738] before 1770.72 Mary died after Dec 1770.72

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from husband, Robert Hodges, 22 Dec 1770, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 72 To wife, Mary Hodges--6 of old stock of negros according to her choice and after her death or remarriage to return equally among my children

Children from this marriage were:

   88 M    i. James Hodges [2199] 72 died after Dec 1770.72

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Robert Hodges, 22 Dec 1770, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 72 To son, James Hodges--dwelling plantation where I now live joining with Jno. Muddons bounded with line of trees of Peleg Miller containing 180 acres

   89 M    ii. Robert Hodges Jr. [2200] 72 died after Dec 1770.72

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Robert Hodges, 22 Dec 1770, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 72 To son, Robert Hodges--200 acres land being in Hide Co., lying on Lake Arrone Sucte being in North Carolina with all stock being there

41. Lemuel Hodges [2615] 74 died after Feb 1785.74

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: mentioned in grandfather, William Wilkins's will, 1745, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 73

2. Deed: from Benjmain Hodges Jr., 20 Aug 1755, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 73 On Aug. 20, 1755 Benj. Hodges Jr. of Norfolk Co. to Lemuel Hodges of same, a tract of land situated above the great Bridge and bounded by lands of Joseph Hodges, James Hodges and Wm. Nicholson
(Deed Bk. 17, p. 187 Norfolk Co., Va.)

3. Deed: tract of land to Robert Wilkins, 17 Nov 1756, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 73 On Nov. 17, 1756, Lemuel Hodges and wife Ruth of Norfolk Co. to Robert Wilkins a tract of land near the Great Bridge devised to sd. Lemuel Hodges by Mr. Charles Sweeney
(Book 17, p. 275)

4. Will: 14 Feb 1785, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 119 Name: Lemuel Hodges
Wife: Ruth Hodges
Sons: Stephen & Benjamin Hodges
Daughters: Franky Sikes, Labitia Sikes & Elizabeth Savell
Will dated: 14 Feb 1785

Lemuel married Ruth [2616] 74,120 [MRIN: 878] before Feb 1785.74 Ruth died between Jul 1796 and Jan 1797.74,120

Noted events in her life were:

1. Will: 23 Jul 1796, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 121 Name: Ruth Hodges
Son: Steven & Benjamin Hodges
Daughter: Elizabeth Prezeat
Grandson: Thomas Seveals & Solomon Sevels
Granddaughter: Nancy & Elizabeth Sevels
Two daughter's children: Elizabeth Prescott & Letasha (Simo)?
Will dated: 23 July 1796
Will proved: 16 Jan 1797
Witness: Willis Cherry

Children from this marriage were:

   90 M    i. Stephen Hodges [2617] 74 died after Jul 1796.120 Another name for Stephen was Steven Hodges.120

   91 M    ii. Benjamin Hodges [2618] 74,120 died after Jul 1796.120

   92 F    iii. Franky Hodges [2619] 74 died after Feb 1785.74

Franky married Sikes [2620] 74 [MRIN: 879] before 1785.74

   93 F    iv. Labitia Hodges [2621] 74 died after Feb 1785.74

Labitia married Sikes [2622] 74 [MRIN: 880] before Feb 1785.74

+ 94 F    v. Elizabeth Hodges [2623] 74 died after Feb 1785.74

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42. Hillary Hodges [1310] 1 was born about 1723.1

Hillary married Ann [1311] 1 [MRIN: 486] about 1742.1 Ann was born about 1725.1

Children from this marriage were:

+ 95 M    i. Caleb Hodges [1312] 1 was born about 1743.1

   96 M    ii. James Hodges [1319] 1 was born about 1745.1

   97 M    iii. Daniel Hodges [1320] 1 was born about 1747.1

   98 M    iv. Hillary Hodges [1321] 1 was born about 1749 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 1 and died before 11 Jun 1784 in Pitt Co., North Carolina.1

   99 M    v. Nathan Hodges [1322] 1 was born about 1751.1

   100 F    vi. Elizabeth Hodges [1323] 1 was born about 1773.1

   101 M    vii. Mason Hodges [1324] 1 was born about 1754.1

43. James Hodges Jr. [1528] 46 was born between 1734 and 1736 47 and died between Oct 1813 and Aug 1814 in Smith Co. Tennessee 80 about age 78.

General Notes: The compiler is indebted to Blackwell P. Robinson author of "William R. Davie" for a detailed description of Halifax City and its environment during the exact period of the residence there by James Hodges and his brother, Willis, and their families in that county.
"The town of Halifax was older than the county having obtained a charter in 1757 while the Co. was not established until 1758. This region well watered and drained, its soil rich and highly cultivated produced in 1778 corn, peas and tobacco in large quantities and some rice; also droves of hogs ranging among the plantations. When George Washington made his tour of the Southern States after the Revolution he reported this economic situation and trade by boats down the Roanoke River.
Still, because the Roanoke was at times too low for boats the section was dependent mainly on Suffolk and Norfolk, VA. for import and export. Virginia merchants bought their abundant crops and paid them in VA. currency.
In 1758 the growth of the new town of Halifax was accelerated when the state Assembly changed the meeting place for District Court from Enfield to Halifax. The district then was composed of NorthAmpton, Granville and Edgecombe counties and of Halifax County, as soon as its separation from Edgecomb Co. became official Jan. 1, 1759. The reason for the move was given as lack of accommodation and entertainment in Enfield which could be had in Halifax.
In the same year the assembly established public warehouses in Halifax and in 1777 biennial fairs to be held in May and November "for the sale of every kind of horses, black cattle, sheep, hogs, pork and all kind of provisions, tobacco and every other natural production of the country; also for the sale of all and every sort of goods, wares, and merchandise, whether foreign or manufactured in the state."
The political importance of the town was manifest in its becoming the meeting place for the stirring third and fourth North Carolina Provisional Congresses in 1776 and the General Assembly of 1780.
In a census made by the state in 1786, Halifax Co. was rated as the most populas in North Carolina with 10,327 people and the only one in the state with more blacks than whites, 50.7 percent.
In this era Halifax was described by visitors as a petty town and entertainment there consisted of balls July 4th celebrations, Washington's birthday, weddings and court week; all were celebrated by elegant dinners, numerous toasts, discharge of cannons and more balls.
For the masculine population there also was horse racing and cock fights. Before the Revolution an English traveler praised the excellence of the horses of Southern VA. and North Carolina saying "They are much attracted to quarter-racing, and they have a breed the quarter horse which performs it with astonishing velocity--as I am confident there is not a horse in England or the world that can excel them in rapid speed."
After the Revolution, because the depletion of local bloodstock in Tidewater, Virginia, the Roanoke Valley became the race horse region of the world.
Accustomed to more political-minded, Edenton, Samuel Johnson complained "that the general topic of conversation in Halifax, is horses, a subject, though apparently perfectly understood and repeatedly talked over seems never to be exhausted.
Cock fights were also popular entertainment for the men, especially those staged in Halifax between North Carolina and Virginia, in which North Carolina was victorious by two battles.
A weekly newspaper was started in Halifax in 1784 and copies of the "North Carolina Journal" printed there from 1792 to 1814 are preserved in the state's libraries.
Still, when a play, "The Spanish Fryer" was to be acted here, there were not five tickets sold at sunset, so there was none acted. So wrote James Iredell to his wife in 1787, and continued, "I am told that the indelicacy of it was the cause and if so, I suppose it is very indelicate indeed."
A Latin school was established near Halifax in 1795 and was directed by the Reverend Mr. Wilson and seems to have enjoyed a successful growth over the next several years.
There was a definite social and economical cleaveage between eastern and western North Carolina as in Virginia. In the east the people were preponderancy of English extraction. Its dominant element had been closely associated with the established Church and English ideals of government and political theory. There was a close economical, social and intellectual tie between the East and Virginia and the Mother Country. Halifax county was of this eastern culture and this to a certain extent was the environment into which James Hodges moved when he arrived in Halifax Co. in 1764.

Blackwell P. Robinson, author of "William R. Davie" 122

Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: marriner, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 81 The title Marriner, with which James Hodges Jr. identifies himself according to the abridged "Compedium of American Genealogy" (Vol. II, p. 352)"was then used in a much more restricted sense than today. It meant a soldier of the seas and in parish records would follow the name of a soldier or officer under the rank of Captain."
Neither James Hodges nor any of his maritime neighbors could have visualized the future importance of the ports of Norfolk or the tens of thousands of marriners who would put in and be trained in its waters for the defense of this nation.

2. Deed: sells to Richard Brickerdike 1/2 lot of land near town bridge, After 1742, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 81 James Hodges, late of the county of Norfolk in the Colony of Virginia but now of the province of North Carolina, mariner, and Elizabeth, his wife, to Richard Brickerdike of Norfolk in the Colony of Va., for 5 shillings money of Va. one-half lot of land lying near the town bridge on the east side adj. alnd of Wm. Hodson and on the other side land of Henry Gristock being part of land sold by Anthony Walke to James Hodges June 19, 1735 and by said Hodges sold to John Edmonds 17 Feb 1736 and by Thos. Wright, sheriff taken from sd. Edmonds and sold to John Thomas by deed 19 May 1738; and by sd. Thomas Sold to Willoughby Carter by deed 11 Feb. 1741 and by said Carter sold to William Hodgson by deed 18 Feb 1742 and the said William Hodgson dying intestate the said land fell to his daughter, Elizabeth, part to these presents." Signed by James Hodges and wife, Elizabeth.
In this document we find proof of James' move to North Carolina as he joined the trek westward to find adventure in pioneering on the land rather than the sea. We also find proof here of the name of his first wife, Elizabeth Hodgson.

3. Inherits: from father, James Hodges, 2 Feb 1758, Pasquotank Co., N.C. 123 My son, James Hodges Jr.--if my father, Joseph Hodges has willed any part or parcel of his estate to me, I give & bequeath it to my son, James. To my son, James--my lot of land & marsh on the west side of road going to the Great Bridge according to ye bounds that Thomas Manning formerly held by & give hime my storehouse standing by brick house formerly belonging to Mr. Charles Sweny, and I give him my roan horse called Rock & a dark bay horse which I had in swop of Solomon Timple, & my riding sadle and housing. To son, James--my negro man called Boatswain

This was property still unsold in Norfolk Co. from whence James Hodges had removed a year before. Six years later when James Hodges Jr. marriner, camoe home to Norfolk Co., he sold this lecacy.

4. Deed: disposes of two pieces of property, 1764, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 47 In 1764, James Hodges, the younger, disposes of two pieces of property in Norfolk Co. identifying himself "as James Hodges, marriner", in the one dated February 18 of that year; and as "James Hodges late of Norfolk Co. in the Colony of Virginia but now of the Providence of North Carolina, marriner", in the latter one dated Oct. 18, of the same year
(Deeds of Bk. 22)

5. Deed: sells to Wm. Bradley parcel of land & marsh at Great Bridge, 18 Feb 1764, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 81 James Hodges mariner to Wm. Bradley, gent. of ye bourrough of Norfolk in the Colony of Va. for L 7-10 shillings one piece of parcel of land and marsh situated and lying and being at the Great Bridge in the county of Norfolk and Colony of Virignia, 25 feet on the main road according to ye bounds that Thomas Sikes had the land laid out to him.
Also a piece of parcel of marsh, Thomas Sikes bought of John Wilson joining to the main road that leads to the great Bridge being part of Great Bridge Island according to said marsh was bounded by Wilson to Sikes (Deed Bk 22, p. 104) Deed was dated Feb. 18, 1764 and recorded April 19, 1765.
We are quick to note one discrepancy between the will and the deed. The former says the bounds as set forth by Thomas Manning but the deed says according to the bound s of Thomas Sikes. The explanation, we believe, is that James Hodges was a sick man when he wrote his will which was probated at the next court following its writing and that, dependant on his memory for the title of this parcel of land, he said or wrote Thomas Manning instead of Thomas Sikes. As he had bought numerous pieces of land during his residence in Norfolk Co. that was not surprising. This particular tract he had bought from Jeremiah Sikes July 15, 1747, as recorded in Deed Bk. 14, p. 104 of Norfolk Co. and in the exact words used in deed above, and as quoted in the section of this book relating to James Hodges Sr.

6. Residence: lived in , Between Apr and Oct 1764, Edgecomb & Halifax Cos., North Carolina. 124 The first group of Hodges, who had lived in Halifax Co, North Carolina had moved away when James Hodges came in 1764. The James Hodges and James Junior who lived in adjoining Edgecomb Co. were to move away a few years later and as far as records show James Hodges of Norfolk was the only Hodges in Halifax immediately after his arrival there probably between April and Oct. 1764.

When James Hodges established a final residence in Halifax Co., created from Edgecomb in 1758, it claimed the southbank of Fishing Creek for one of its borders. No doubt the Popes for whom Pope's Branch was named were not far distant.

7. Deed: bought 315 acres from Moses Horn, 19 Feb 1767, Halifax Co., North Carolina. 125 The first deed on record to him speaks of him as James Hodges of the Province of North Carolina Halifax Co. and was recorded in Book 9, p. 351.
The conveyors were Moses Horn and wife who again on Feb. 19, 1767 conveyed to James Hodges of Halifax Co. in the Province of N.C. an additional 315 acres beginning at a sweet gum in Lot Harrell's line part of a grant to Moses Horn by the Earl of Granville bearing date of May 13, 1760.

8. Deed: sold tract of 315 acres to Lott Harrell, 5 Dec 1767, Martin Co., North Caroilna. 125 This latter tract of 315 acres was conveyed by James Hodges to Lott Harrdell on Dec. 5, 1767, Book A, p. 51, and recorded in Martin instead of Halifax Co. Witnesses to this deed were Alpha and Joel Horne, Christopher and Avel Harrell, James Highsmith and Jessee Bryant. There was no wife's signature on this deed and this fact may mean that at this time James was a widower, Elizabeth being dead and Mary not yet his wife.

9. Deed: bought 490 acres in Deep Creek from John Whitaker, 13 Mar 1772, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 125 The next conveyance to James Hodges of Halifax Co., was from John Whitaker and wife, Ann, of the Co. for L135 Virignia money conveyed "490 acres of land on Deep Creek beginning at a popular on the south side--to a pine in the Great Bridge and up sd. branch to the upper fork then along the middle branch to a white oak in Herman Stricklings line to Deep Creek and along the various courses of said creek to first station." Witnesses--Dudley, Whitaker, Christopher Haynes, John Whitaker, Jr. (Deed Bk. 12, p. 206).
The deed was dated March 13, 1772 and recorded at the May court the same year.
This was no doubt part of the land which was adjacent to a grant dated July 28, 1761, from the Earl of Granville to James Whitaker 597 acres adj. John Whitaker's line on the corner of Deep Creek to Harmon Stricklands line (Grant Book 18, p. 800).

10. Deed: bought tract of land from John Parker, 1773, Halifax Co., North Carolina. 125 Between 1773 and 1778 James Hodges bought two additional tracts in Halifax, one from John Parker and one from Thomas Ammons, both recorded in Bk. 13.

11. Deed: bought tract of land from Thomas Ammons, 1778, Halifax Co., North Carolina. 125 Between 1773 and 1778 James Hodges bought two additional tracts in Halifax, one from John Parker and one from Thomas Ammons, both recorded in Bk. 13.

12. Miliary Service: served in Lytles Co. during Revolutionary War, 12 Apr 1781, Halifax Co., North Carolina. 125 In a book compiled by the N.C. Daughter of the American Revolution titled "Roster of North Carolina Soldiers in the American Revolution" is the record of the enlistment on April 12, 1781 in Lytles Company of both James and Willis Hodges. James was a man now 45 to 50 years old and his service was brief as the record says he was omitted in 1781. Willis served in this tour of duty for an entire year being omitted April 23, 1782. (p. 133).
James was among those who applied for depreciation and arreas of pay for service prior to the first day of January 1782 at Halifax and in the year 1783, 1784, 1785 and at Warrington in 1786.

13. Deed: sold 160 acres in Halifax Co. to James Simmons of Currituck Co., 3 Jul 1789, Halifax Co., North Carolina. 80 On July 3, 1789 James and Willis Hodges of Halifax Co. N. C. deeded to James Simmons of Currituck Co. N.C. L200--160 acres in Halifax Co. which was granted to James Whitaker, land along a new dividing line between Robert Hodges and the above said parties also adj. Wm. Kinchens and Willis Howard to Hale's Corner then along Hale's line to the new station." Wits: David Hodges, Sarah Hodges, John Biggs. In the 1790 census of North Carolina: James, David and Robert Hodges and Henry Hodge of the I. of W. Co. family, are in Halifax. In Edgecomb Co. are Miles Hodges, Joseph Hodges, Willis Hodges and Mary Hodges named as heads of families. Evidently Willis lived near the Edgecomb-Halifax county boundaries.

14. Deed: sold 8 acres to James Simmons, 1 Mar 1790, Halifax Co., North Carolina. 80 On March 1, 1790 James Hodges sold to James Simmons both of Halifax, 8 acres beginning at the school house--to Ogburn Hales Corner. Wits: Tully Biggs and Sarah Hodges.
Evidently, Simmons wanted this 8 acres to round out the tract he bought the year before of James and Willis, and James accommodated him. this deed is worth notice for two reasons. In it we find the first reference to a school house in these records and 1790 was fairly early for schools other than those in larger centers. Also it is important to fix Hale's corner in the mind for it is one of the boundaries by which the lands and transaction of James Hodges II are identified.

15. Deed: sold 147 acres to Amos Worrell of Southampton Co., Va., 24 May 1790, Halifax Co., North Carolina. 80 James Hodges and his wife, Mary, sold on May 24, 1790, 147 acres adj. James Simmons corner for L147 to Amos Worrell of Southampton Co., Va.
Wits: James Simmons, Benj. Dickens, Thos. Taylor. This deed is the first proof that Elizabeth Hodgson, the first wife of James, is dead and that he has remarried. We as yet do not know the family name of his second wife, Mary.

16. Deed: sold 272 acres to Abner Bruce, 1 Jan 1796, Halifax Co., North Carolina. 80 On Jan. 1, 1796, James and Mary Hodges sold to Abner Bruce all of Halifax Co. for L201 Va. money, 272 acres in Halifax Co., beginning on the south side of Deep Creek to a black gum in Ogburn Hale's line on the branch and following the branch to a sweet gum in Harmon's Strickland's line then 306 poles to a pine in Harmon Strickland's corner on the creek and along the various courses of the creek to the first station." (Deed Bk. 18, p. 110 Halifax Co.)
Wits: Haraman Bishop, Wm. Parker, Eli Joyner
The description above and the boundary between Hodges and Strickland identifies that tract as part of the land bought in 1772 from John and Ann Whitaker It also proves that Hale's Corner was adjacent to this tract from the Whitakers to Hodges.

17. Deed: sold 297 acres to Peter Womick, 14 Feb 1796, Halifax Co., North Carolina. 80 The but conveyence made by James Hodges was signed by him alone and granted 297 acres to Peter Womick for L250 Virginia money. The land began on the south side of Deep Creek beginning at a poplar in said creek to a pine in the Great Branch to the second fork to a gum and thence along an agreed upon line of marked trees between James Hodges and his son, David, 270 poles to a gum staninding on the run of the creek thence along a straight line and down the creek to the first station. (This description is the same as that of Whittaker deed).
This deed was witnessed by James Simmons and Lemuel Hogan and was dated Feb. 14, 1796.

18. Residence: lived in, 1800, Smith Co. Tennessee. 79 It is interesting to note that in 1800 shortly after James Hodges moved to Smith Co., Tenn., John Love of Bucklands in Prince William Co. in the state of Virginia by deed conveyed to Wm. Hodgeson and Wm. James Hall of Alexanderia 1000 acres in Tenn. in the Eastern District of Crab Orchard Valley (Smith Co. Deed Bk. 4)

19. Deed: bought 182 1/2 acres from Arthur Hogan, 12 Mar 1802, Smith Co. Tennessee. 80 We know that James Hodges, father of David, arrived in that neighborhood before Mar. 12, 1802. In fact, he probably came with his sons and their families and we know David was there before the first part of 1800. On the March date cited above, James Hodges, himself of Smith Co., Tenn., bought of Arthur Hogan, son of Lemuel, 182 1/2 acres in Smith Co., from General James Hogan's tract, adj. Arthur Hogan. He paid $182.50 or one dollar per acre and later he sold five acres on the east side of the Mill pond on Hogan's Creek to his sons David and Richard.

20. Will: of James Hodges Jr., 4 Oct 1813, Smith Co. Tennessee. 126 The will of the subject of this sketch, James Hodges of the fourth generation, is recorded in Will Book 2, p. 124-126, Smith County, Tenn. and is dated Oct. 4, 1813 and was probated August 1814:
Daugher--Sarah Hale--negro woman Pheaby and girls Jude and Melly, also feather bed and furniture
Daughter--Mary Stricklin--$50.00
Son--David--negro girl, Beedy
Son--Richard--plantation, feather bed & furniture and negroes, John and Anaca
James Hodges, grandson, son of my son James Hodges, dec'd $50.00 (grandson in N.C.)
Residue to be divided among his children:
Lydia Baruch or (Boswell)
Willis Hodges
Robert Hodges
Elizabeth Howard
Caty Womack
Grandson--James Hodges, son of Richard
Executors: sons, David and Richard Hodges
Witnesses: Richard Rizen and Arthur S. Hogan
(Smith Co. Will Book 2, p. 124-126)



We have only one definite date of birth among James' children and that is of David, born 5 Nov 1768. Sarah Hale, first named dau. was unmarried in 1789 and again in 1790, when she witnessed grantor deeds made by her father. By estimation, "we would place birth at about 1760-1766, David having been born 1768. Perhaps James, the deceased son was the oldest child and of the first wife, Elizabeth. We know that Richard, second named son, was younger than David, Robert or Willis, so evidently James Hodges did not follow the usual pattern of naming his children in order of birth in his will.

*note--not clear which children go with which wife, so placed them all with second wife, Mary pending further research


James married Elizabeth Hodgson [1646] 81 [MRIN: 1103], daughter of (Probably) William Hodgson Jr. [1647] and Elizabeth Mesler [1649], before 1764.81 Elizabeth died between 1764 and 1790.81

James next married Mary (perhaps) Pope [1651] 127 [MRIN: 1107] before 1790.81

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: James Hodges Jr. to Mary, Bef 1790. 81 We know that before James Hodges II been selling land preparatory to moving to Tenn. Elizabeth was dead and he had married a second wife, Mary. The first conveyance signed by James Hodges and Mary jointly was in 1790 so the date of the death of Elizabeth and the remarriage of James could have been anytime within a 25 years period. We do know that Elizabeth was his wife in 1764 when he identified himself as a citizen of North Carolina but how long she lived is uncertain.

Children from this marriage were:

   102 F    i. Sarah Hodges [1653] 80 was born before 1770.128

Noted events in her life were:

1. Deed: witness to father, James Hodges deeds, 1796, Smith Co. Tennessee. 80 Sarah Hodges who witnessed the two deeds as noted above must have been one of the older children and daughter of James who later married, Hale of Hale Corner. When he went to live in Smith Co., Tenn. between 1796 and 1800 he was sixty years or older and his daughters were already married to his neighbor's sons Hale, Strickland, Howard and Womack.

2. Inherits: from father, James Hodges, 4 Oct 1813, Smith Co. Tennessee. 80 To daughter, Sarah Hale--negro woman Pheaby and girls Jude and Melly, also feather bed and furniture

Sarah married Hale [1654] 80 [MRIN: 1108].

   103 F    ii. Mary Hodges [1655] .80

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, James Hodges, 4 Oct 1813, Smith Co. Tennessee. 80 To daughter, Mary Stricklin--$50.00

Mary married Stricklin [1656] 80 [MRIN: 1109].

+ 104 M    iii. David Hodges [1652] was born on 5 Nov 1768 129 and died in 1844 128 at age 76.

+ 105 M    iv. James Hodges [2106] 83 died before Oct 1813.126

   106 F    v. Lydia Hodges [2164] .83

Lydia married Baruch [2177] 83 [MRIN: 1111]. Another name for Baruch [2177] was (or) Boswell.83

   107 M    vi. Willis Hodges [2184] 83 was born before 1775.83

Noted events in his life were:

1. Census: 1820, Smith Co. Tennessee. 83 The 1820 census shows only names of the heads of families and the Smith Co. schedule lists Willis, David and Robert Hodges all 45 years and older, but not over 60. These could not have been sons of Willis, married in 1776 whose first child William was born in 1778 and in 1820 was only 42 years of age. They were the sons of James and were all born before 1775.

   108 M    vii. Robert Hodges [2197] 83 was born before 1775.83

Noted events in his life were:

1. Census: 1820, Smith Co. Tennessee. 83 The 1820 census shows only names of the heads of families and the Smith Co. schedule lists Willis, David and Robert Hodges all 45 years and older, but not over 60. These could not have been sons of Willis, married in 1776 whose first child William was born in 1778 and in 1820 was only 42 years of age. They were the sons of James and were all born before 1775.

   109 F    viii. Elizabeth Hodges [2604] .83

Elizabeth married Howard [2686] 83 [MRIN: 1112].

   110 F    ix. Caty Hodges [2687] .83

Caty married Womack [2688] 83 [MRIN: 1113].

+ 111 M    x. Richard Hodges [1657] 83,130 was born about 1778 in North Carolina.83,130

49. Willis Hodges [1535] 46 was born in 1747 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 82 and died before Jan 1834 in Smith Co. Tennessee.83

Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: lived there for 40 to abt 50 years, estimate between 1757 and 1802, Halifax Co., North Carolina. 125

2. Inherits: from father, James Hodges, 2 Feb 1758, Pasquotank Co., N.C. 46 My son, Willis Hodges--wt. over rush of my book debts, if any remaining & negro boy, Sam

3. Apprenticed: to John Wilson, cordwarner, 18 Feb 1768, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 131 On February 18, 1768, when Willis Hodges, son of James Sr., would have just reached his majority a "Willis Hodges with the consent of the Court of Norfolk hath voluntarily and of his own free will apprenticed himself to John Wilson, cordwarner, to learn his art, trade and ministry and after the manner of an apprentice to serve said Wilson from the date here set forth and during four years" (Deed Bk. 24)
There are several Willis Hodges of this era and this could have been Willis son of Richard Hodges Jr. of Norfolk Co. but since others of his brothers and sisters have recently been in Norfolk, we believe this was more likely Willis Hodges, son of James Sr. who now with father, grandfather, Joseph; and uncles Joseph, Jr. and William, all deceased; is of age, on his own and had the good sense to prepare himself for the future by learning a trade.
That he didn't follow it but emulated his older brother, James Hodges, in moving west into North Carolina attests to the bond between these older and younger brothers.

4. Deed: Joseph Hodges sold 10 acres, 1777, Halifax Co., North Carolina. 125 In 1777 Joseph Hodges (identity unknown) of Halifax Co. to Willis Hodges for L20 Va. money 10 acres part of the tract I now live on, beginning at the Meadow Branch, to Ammosses corner along a straight line to Packer's corner line. Wits: James Hodges, Jas. Parker, R. Cotton.
Could this Joseph have been Josiah, brother of James & Willis?

5. Miliary Service: served in Lytles Co. during Revolutionary War, 12 Apr 1781, Halifax Co., North Carolina. 132 In a book compiled by the N.C. Daughter of the American Revolution titled "Roster of North Carolina Soldiers in the American Revolution" is the record of the enlistment on April 12, 1781 in Lytles Company of both James and Willis Hodges. James was a man now 45 to 50 years old and his service was brief as the record says he was omitted in 1781. Willis served in this tour of duty for an entire year being omitted April 23, 1782. (p. 133).

The observation has been made that numerous Hodges in South Carolina have joined the Daughters of the American Revolution on the service of Willis Hodges. The fact that he siad he lived about ten years in that state and that, though his daughters named his sons, their four brothers, but made a cousin David P. Hodges their executor indicated that the brothers were probably not near by. They could have married while in South Carolina and remained there when their father and mother moved on to Smith Co., Tenn.

6. Deed: sold 160 acres in Halifax Co. to James Simmons of Currituck Co., 3 Jul 1789, Halifax Co., North Carolina. 80 On July 3, 1789 James and Willis Hodges of Halifax Co. N. C. deeded to James Simmons of Currituck Co. N.C. L200--160 acres in Halifax Co. which was granted to James Whitaker, land along a new dividing line between Robert Hodges and the above said parties also adj. Wm. Kinchens and Willis Howard to Hale's Corner then along Hale's line to the new station." Wits: David Hodges, Sarah Hodges, John Biggs. In the 1790 census of North Carolina: James, David and Robert Hodges and Henry Hodge of the I. of W. Co. family, are in Halifax. In Edgecomb Co. are Miles Hodges, Joseph Hodges, Willis Hodges and Mary Hodges named as heads of families. Evidently Willis lived near the Edgecomb-Halifax county boundaries.

7. Deed: bought 180 acres from Edmund Dickens of Edgecomb Co., 17 Nov 1789, Halifax Co., North Carolina. 80 On Nov. 17, 1789, Edmund Dickens of Edgecomb Co. to Willis Hodges of Halifax Co. 180 a. for L140. Wits: Robert Hodges, Kenchen Kellebrew, Talby Biggs
(Edgecomb Co. Deed Bk. 5, p. 570)

8. Deed: sold 180 acres to Wm. Parker of Martin Co., 21 Jan 1791, Halifax Co., North Carolina. 80 Fourteen months later Willis sold this property to Wm. Parker of Martin Co.
(Bk. 6, p. 76--Jan. 21, 1791)

9. Residence: lived there about 9 to 10 years, estimate between 1802-1812, South Carolina. 125

10. Residence: estimate about 1812, Smith Co. Tennessee. 125

11. Deed: first conveyance, 1817, Smith Co. Tennessee. 80 The first conveyance to his brother Willis Hodges, was recorded in 1817.

*look for record

12. Pension: application of Willis Hodges, 28 Aug 1832, Smith Co. Tennessee. 133 The pension application of Willis Hodges, already identified as son of James, who followed his brother James first to Edgecomb and Halifax Cos. North Carolina and then to Smith Co., Tenn., states that he was borin in Norfolk Co., Va. in 1747 and moved to North Carolina when ten years old. This exactly tallies with the facts of James Hodges I life. He was not living in North Carolina in 1747 but in Norfolk Co., Va. but he did move there in 1757 when Willis was ten years old. Herein he, Willis, will continue to be spoken of as Willis, son of James Hodges, Sr.

In his pension application in 1832, he said that he married Lucy Killebrew in Halifax Co. on June 6, 1776. She was still living at the time of his death. Beside her, he names only his daughters: Sally, Elsy, Hannah, Nancy and Lucinda but mentions six daughters without naming the sixth one.
Pages were torn from the family bible and attached to the pension application as proof of the marriage of Willis and Lucy.
The pages yet readable, prove that Willis and Lucy also had Wm. Hodges born July 21, 1778; Olwe born Nov. 9, 1785 and Martha born April 19, 1781. Saly of the will is the Sarah of the Bible records and perhaps Olwe and Elsy were meant to be the same or since Mary is named in the sisters will, perhaps both Ollie and Martha are deceased before 1834.


In his pension application made in Smith Co., Tenn, August 28, 1832, Willis Hodges testified that he was at that time 85 years old, that he was born in Norfolk Co., Va. in 1747. That he lived in Halifax Co., N.C. when he went into the service and lived there 40 to 50 years, then removed to South Carolina 9 or 10 years before moving to Smith Co. Tenn his present residence.
He further stated that he served as a private as follows:
177--three months against the Tories (North Carolina had her share and more, of those who would not take up arms against the mother country.)
Served another three months under Capt. Grisham Cofied and Col. James Hogan.
Served another two months under--
Served about 15 months
1781 served under Captain Madden and Col. Liston
1783 served under Captain Wm. Lyth and Col. Andy Lyth
Engaged in skirmishes with Tories and at Guildford and Eutar Springs.
Again here we have a minor discrepancy between the official record and the testimony of Willis Hodges aged 85 --fifty years later. No doubt the records are correct and it was 1781 in which he served with the Lytles and not 1783, unless he reenlisted in the same outfit.

In the pension application of Willis Hodges, Philip Pop gives an affidavit stating that he and Willis Hodges were raised in the same neighborhood, were then neighbors and had been acquainted ever since he could remember. He said that he knew Willis Hodges during the Rev. War, that he knew he was a Guildford and believed he served as stated in his application form and also believed said Hodges to be a man of truth.

13. Will: of Willis Hodges, Bef Jan 1834, Smith Co. Tennessee. 83 His brother, Willis, born in Norfolk Co. in 1747, died in Smith Co., Tenn. and his will was proved Jan. 1834. At the time of his death he was 87 years old.
Richard Hodges and Tarton Whitley were executors.
(Will Bk. 2, p. 118 Smith Co., Tenn.)

Willis married Lucy Killebrew [2690] 83 [MRIN: 1115] on 6 Jun 1776 in Halifax Co., North Carolina.83 Lucy died after Jan 1834.83

Children from this marriage were:

   112 F    i. Sarah Hodges [2691] 83 was born on 6 Sep 1783 83 and died about 19 Nov 1857 about age 74. Another name for Sarah was Sally.83

Noted events in her life were:

1. Will: of Sarah Hodges, 19 Nov 1857, Smith Co. Tennessee. 83 Two of his daughters (Willis Hodges), Sarah and Hannah, never married and on Nov. 19, 1857 amde identical wills which were also recorded at the same time. They named their sisters: Lucy, Mary Parrott and Nancy Ashworth; brothers, William Hodges, Willis Hodges, James Hodges and David Hodges. They made their cousin, David P. Hodges executor.
(Will Bk. 7, p. 128, Smith Co., Tenn.)

   113 F    ii. Elsy Hodges [2692] .83

   114 F    iii. Hannah Hodges [3022] .83

Noted events in her life were:

1. Will: of Hannah Hodges, 19 Nov 1857, Smith Co. Tennessee. 83 Two of his daughters (Willis Hodges), Sarah and Hannah, never married and on Nov. 19, 1857 amde identical wills which were also recorded at the same time. They named their sisters: Lucy, Mary Parrott and Nancy Ashworth; brothers, William Hodges, Willis Hodges, James Hodges and David Hodges. They made their cousin, David P. Hodges executor.
(Will Bk. 7, p. 128, Smith Co., Tenn.)

   115 F    iv. Nancy Hodges [3128] .83

Nancy married Ashworth [663] 83 [MRIN: 1117].

   116 F    v. Lucinda Hodges [252] .83

   117 M    vi. William Hodges [367] 83 was born on 21 Jul 1778.83

   118 F    vii. Olwe Hodges [407] 83 was born on 9 Nov 1785.83

   119 F    viii. Martha Hodges [543] 83 was born on 19 Apr 1781 83 and died before 1834.83

   120 F    ix. Mary Hodges [544] .83

Mary married Parrott [576] 83 [MRIN: 1116].

   121 M    x. Willis Hodges [674] .83

   122 M    xi. James Hodges [710] .83

   123 M    xii. David Hodges [748] .83

73. Lydia Price [1152] 24,63 died after 1756.66

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Henry Price all the whole of his estate, 7 Oct 1746, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 63 if her brother, Mallick Price should die without heir

2. Inherits: from grandfather, Richard Hodges--40 shillings, 1751, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 24

Lydia married Richard Bradley [1158] 63 [MRIN: 433] before 1746.63 Richard died after Jul 1746.63

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: inherits 30 shillings from his father-in-law, Henry Price, 7 Oct 1746, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 63

The child from this marriage was:

   124 M    i. Henry Bradley [1159] 63 died after 1746.63

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: the whole of grandfather, Henry Price's estate, 7 Oct 1746, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 63 if his uncle, Mallick Price & his mother, Lydia Bradley should die die

81. Son Hodges [2193] .

General Notes: **"son" Hodges was only put in to account for grandson, William Hodges. Once it's determined which son of Richard Hodges had a boy named William--then it can be corrected

Son married.

The child from this marriage was:

   125 M    i. William Hodges [2194] 65 was born before Jul 1766 65 and died after Jul 1766.65

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from grandfather, Richard Hodges, Jul 1766, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 65 To grandson, William Hodges--100 acres land lying in North West River adjoining Caleb Woodard & James Creekmur

82. Solomon Hodges [1303] was born about 1727 in Norfolk Co., Virginia and died before 1767.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Death: 1 Not in father's will

Solomon married Martha [1304] 1 [MRIN: 482] about 1750.1 Martha was born about 1730.1

The child from this marriage was:

   126 M    i. Jesse Hodges [1305] 1 was born on 8 Dec 1751.1

83. Robert Hodges [1307] was born about Jan 1729/30 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 1 and died before 1765.1

General Notes: He was not mentioned in his father's will. 1

Noted events in his life were:

1. Death: Not mentioned in father's will.

Robert married Mary [1308] 1 [MRIN: 484] about 1750.1 Mary was born about 1730.1

The child from this marriage was:

   127 F    i. Mary Hodges [1309] 1 was born on 21 Dec 1751.1

84. Solomon Hodges [521] 105 was born before 1755 64,106 and died between 1794 and 1795.105,107

General Notes: Virginia Marriages, Jan 1 1804 to Dec 31 1804
April 21 1804 Solomon Hodges Martha Walker widow Norfolk County fmr husb. samuel walker dec'd
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Solomon Hodges

Event(s):
Birth: 1775 , Brooke, Virginia

Christening:
Death: 25 APR 1815

Parents:
Father: Joseph Hodges Family
Mother: Margaret Van Meier


Source Information:
Film Number: 442548
Page Number: 341
Reference number: 7155

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Made a will
17 NOV 1814 , Norfolk, Virginia
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JUSTICE OF THE PEACE: Col. William H. Stewart, editor & compiler, History of Norfolk County, Virginia and Representative Citizens (Chicago, Illinois: Biographical Publishing Co., 1902), pages 281-282:
Justice of the Peace: second period (Colonial) after separation from Princess Anne: Solomon Hodges, 1774
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Noted events in his life were:

1. Plat: lot # 52, 1752, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 134

2. Guardian Bond: Charles Wilkins bonded to Solomon Hodges & Kedar Hodges, 21 Sep 1761, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 135,136 Know all men by these presents, that we Chas. Wilkins & Henry Herbert are held and firmly bound to John Hutchings, Wm. Ivy, Joshua Corprew, Robt. Tucker, John Tatem & Thos. Veale, Gent. justices of the Court of Norfolk County, now fitting, in the sum of two hundred pounds.
To the payment whereof, well and truly to be made, to the said Justices, and their seccessors, we bind ourselves, and each of us, our and each of our heirs, executors, and administrations, jointly and severally, firmly, by these presents. Sealed with our seals, this 21 day of Sept. in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred 61 and in the first year of the reign of our sovereign Lord King George the third.
The condition of the above obligation is such, that if the above bound Charles Wilkins is executors and administrations, shall well and truly pay and deliver, or cause to be paid and delivered, unto Solomon Hodges & Kedar Hodges, orphans of Thos. Hodges deceased, all such estate or estates, as now is, or are, or hereafter shall appear to be due to the said orphan, when and as soon as they shall attain to lawful age, or when thereto required by the justices of the said county court, as also keep harmless the above named justices, their and every of their heirs, ececutors and administrations, from all trouble and damages, that shall or may arise about the said estate: Then the above obligation to be void; otherwise to remain in full force.
Charles Wilkins
Henry Herbert
Sealed and delivered in the presence of: Arth Boush

3. Census: District from Great Bridge to Edmund's Bridge & the the New Mill Creek, 1785, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 137 Solomon Hodges, 7 white souls, 1 dwelling, 4 other buildings

4. Deed: 24 May 1765, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 138 Grantors: Solomon Hodges, son of Thomas Residence: Norfolk Co.
Grantees: George Berry Sr. Residence: Princess Anne Co.
Date of Deed: 24 May 1765 Date Recorded: 18 July 1765
Consideration: 50 pounds current money of Virginia
Signatures or marks: Solomon Hodges
Witnesses: Joel Hodges, John (x his mark) Wegins Sr., Richard Hodges, Sarah (x her mark) Donese, Eliz (x her mark) Smith, & Mary (x her mark) Jones
Description: a certain tract or parcel of land lying in Norfolk County near Godfrey's Landing containing fifty acres more or less and bounding as follows beginning at a white oak a corner tree of Jesse Godfrey's standing by the roadside that leads to Godfrey's Landing, thence running westerly bounded on the said road to Evan's Bridge on the Main Road thence southerly on the branch as the branch runs to the land of Robert Hodge's thence near south east binding on the said Robert Hodges's land to a holly in Matthew Godfrey's dec'd line a corner tree thence easterly binding on the said Godfrey's Land to the first station the said tract or parcel of land given to the said Solomon Hodges by his father Thomas Hodges dec'd & was given to the said Thomas Hodges dec'd by Solomon Hodges dec'd & the said Solomon Hodges (dec'd bought it formerly of Arthur Godfrey by which deeds the bounds will more fully appear and all houses, buildings, orchards, ways, waters, water courses, profits, commodities, hereditaments, and appurtenances whatsoever to the said premises hereby granted or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining:

5. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of John Hodges, commissioner, 30 Jun 1791, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 139 Solomon Hodges--2 white males above 16, 2 black above 16, 4 horses

6. Residence: Nov 1791, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 140

7. Deed: Curling Smith sold to Solomon Hodges 178 acres in St. Bride's Parish, 24 Nov 1791, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 141 Grantor: Curling Smith & wife, Fanny Residence: Norfolk Co.
Grantee: Solomon Hodges Residence: Norfolk Co.
Date of Deed: 24 November 1791 Date Recorded:
Consideration: 214 pounds 10 shillings lawful money of Virginia
Signatures or marks: Curling Smith & Fanny (x her mark) Smith
Witnesses: Mason Hodges, Stephen Sikes, James Hall, & Geroge Betts
Description: a certain peace or persal of land lying and being in Saint Bride's Parish in the County of Norfolk and State of Virginia it being the same whereon said Smith formerly lived Begining at a bunch of hollys, thence Northerly binding on Joshua Manings land to a chinkerpin stake, thence Easterly binding on said land to a sarsafax, thence North nineteen degrees East to a Cinckerpin stake by the side of the swamp, thence binding on said swamp South fourty eight degrees West seventeen chains and seventy five links to a holly thence south nineteen degrees West ten chains and twenty five linds to a bend in the ditch, thence binding on John Hodges land south fourty one degrees West eight chains to a white oak, thence north fourty three degrees West, six chains and seventy five links on said Hodges land, thence North seventy, West six chains and sixty six links on said John Hodges land, thence North thirty eight West, four chains and seventy five links to a maple stump in the swamp, thence south fiftiy five West, twenty six chains and seventy five links to a gum binding on Alex Foreman's land thence south fourty three degrees West three chains to a gum thence south twenty degrees West five chains to a gum thence south one chaines twenty five links to a gum, thence south nineteen East five chains and thirty links to a pine thence south thirty nine degrees East, three chains to an oak thence south sixty five degrees West, eight chains to a maple, thence south fourty five degrees West seventeen chains and twenty five links to a pine thence south fifty five degrees East thirty four chains and fifty links to a pin binding on Bennet Armstrong thence south eighty nine degrees East eleven chainsa nd fourty links to a gum, thence south seventy three degrees, East six chains and seventy links to a stump, thence north thrity two degrees East six chains to a pine, thence south seventeen degrees West, six chains and sixty three links to a pine, thence south fourty two degrees East seven chains and fifty links to a maple, thence East six chains and fifty links to a gum, thence North fourty eight East two chains and seventy five links to a gum, thence south seventy one degrees East four chains and thirteen links to a maple thence south sixty three degrees East twelve chains and seventy five links to a pine, thence North sixty four East, two chains to a stake thence North twenty one West, one chain and twenty five links to a stake, thence North thirty five degrees West to a stake seven chains twenty five links, thence North sixty seven degrees West seventeen chains twenty five links on Gilcreeces line to a stump in Charls Smiths line thence binding on Charls Smiths land by a line of marked trees the various courses to the first mentioned bunch of hollys containing one hundred and seventy eight acres and three quarters, be the same more or less

8. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of John Hodges, commissioner, 2 Jun 1792, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 142 Solomon Hodges--1 male above 16, 4 blacks above 16, 3 horses

9. Deed: Joshua Manning sold to Solomon Hodges 67 acres in St. Bride's Parish, 29 Dec 1792, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 143 Grantors: Joshua Manning & Sarah, his wife Residence: Halifax Co., N.C.
Grantees: Solomon Hodges Residence: St. Bride's Parish, Norfolk Co.
Date of Deed: 29 December 1792 Date Recorded: 20 May 1793
Consideration: 8 pounds 8 shillings current money of Virginia
Signatures or marks: Joshua Manning & Sarah (x her mark) Manning
Witnesses: Willis Whitfield, W. Wilson, Ralph Pigot, Jno. Brooks, Jno. (x his mark) Grace, & Jordan Marchant
Description: a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the Parish of Saint Brides and County of Norfolk aforesaid and contained in the following bounds viz: beginning at a branch a corner of Charles Smith land thence along the said Smith's lne to a bunch of Holly's a corner said Solomon Hodges's land which he bought of Curling Smith thence along said Hodge's line to a corner stake thence along the said line a corner in Henry Curling's land thence along Henry Curlings line to a corner in Thomas Gilchrists land thence along the said Gilchrists line to the beginning beach containing by estimation sixty seven aces be the same more or less

10. Residence: St. Brides Parish, May 1793, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 144

11. Deed: Solomon Hodges sold 200 acres to James Hodges, 18 May 1793, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 145 Grantors: Solomon Hodges & Heziah, his wife
Residence: St. Brides Parish, Norfolk Co.
Grantees: James Hodges Residence: St. Bride's Parish, Norfolk Co.
Date of Deed: 18 May 1793 Date Recorded: 20 May 1793
Consideration: 200 pounds current money of Virginia
Signatures or marks: Solomon Hodges & Heziah (x her mark) Hodges
Witnesses: Thos. Armstead, James Burgess, & Robert Fant
Description: one certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred acres more or less situate lying and being on New Mill Creek in the Parish of Saint Brides and County of Norfolk aforesaid and bounded as follows by the line of William Smiths land thence along the line of Tader Carter and thence by the line of William Baker and so along the line of James Wilkins and Willis Wilkins down to the above mentioned station

12. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of John Hodges, commissioner, 18 May 1793, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 146 Solomon Hodges--1 white male above 16, 3 blacks above 16, 2 horses

13. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of Richard Butt, commissioner, 27 May 1794, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 107 Solomon Hodges--1 white male above 16, 4 black above 16, 3 horses

14. Estate: letters of administration, 22 Sep 1795, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 147 On the motion of Robert Routh, who made oath and together with Joshua Smith, William Wallace, Junr. and James Burgess has securities entered in and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of three thousand dollars --condition as the law directs certificate is granted him for maining letters of administration on the estate of Solomon Hodges deceased in due form---The widow having in open Court relinquished her right of administration on said estate to the aforesaid Robert Routh.

Ordered that William B. Herbert, Daniel Savills, Mason Hodges and Alexander Foreman or any three of them being sworn before a magistrate of this county meet and appraise in current money the slaves if any and personal estate of Solomon Hodges deceased and return the same to the Court.

15. Estate: letters of administration & appointment of appraisers, 19 Oct 1795, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 148 On the motion of James Hodges who made oath and together with Robert Remes and Joshua Smith his securities entered unto and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of six thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted here for maining letters of administration in the estate of Solomon Hodges deceased and ministered by Robert Routh in due form.

Ordered that Mason Hodges, Daniel Hodges, James Burgess and Thomas Hanbury or any three of them being first sworn before a magistrate of this County enter and appraise in current money the slaves if any and personal estate of Solomon HOdges deceased and return the appraisement to the Court.

16. Chancery suit: James Hodges vs. Keziah Hodges, widow of Solomon Hodges, 19 Nov 1795, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 149 James Hodges, compl. against Keziah Hodges, widow of Solomon Hodges, and Polly Hodges, Tamer Hodges, Lydia Hodges and Absolomon Hodges, defts. in Chancery
This cause was this day scheduled by consent as well as the complainant as the defendants Keziah Hodges and Polly Hodges in their proper persons and the other defendants who are infants by Robert Reins their guardian appointed by the Court to defend them in this suit and thereupon by consent of all the parites came on to be heard on the bill of the complainant and the answer of the defendants now filed. On consideration whereof and of the argument of counsel, it is decreed and ordered that Alexander Foreman, Joshua Smith and Daniel Savills or any two of them allot and set apart to the defendants Keziah one third of the two hundred and forty five and three quarters acres of land more or less and also one third of the following slaves by name Charles, Jonas, Hannah, Aley, Jack, Davy, Bolos, and George whereof her husband Solomon Hodges dec'd devised and possess in the bill mentioned as her dower therein and divided the residues of the said land and slaves in equal proportions between the complainant and the defendants Polly, Tamer, Lydia and Absolom Hodges and make report thereof to the Courts in order to a final decree.

17. Estate: apointment of guardian to orphans, 18 Jan 1796, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 150 Tamer Hodges orphan of Solomon Hodges deceased made choice with the approbation of the Court of Joshua Smith for her quardian and the said Joshua Smith is by the Court appointed guardian to Lydia Hodges & Absolom Hodges also orphans of the said Solomon who thereupon together with James Burgess & Maximillon Stewart his securities entered unto and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of eight hundred dollars with condition according to law

18. Estate: Willis Wilkins, administrator of James Wilkins, decease vs James Hodges, administrator of Solomon Hodges, decease, 22 Jun 1797, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 151 Willis Wilkins, administrator of James Wilkins, deceased, plaintiff against James Hodges, administrator of Solomon Hodges, dec'd, defendant in case
These suits abate by the death of the plaintiffs

19. Chancery suit: orphans of Solomon Hodges vs. James Hodges & James Hall, defendants, Nov 1801, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 152 Joshua Smith, guardian to the orphans of Solomon Hodges, plt. against James Hall surviving obligor of James Hodges and said James Hall, deft.--in debt
The defendant being arrested and not appearing on the motion of the plt. by his attorney. It is considered by the Court that the plt. recover against the defendant twenty-six pounds nine shillings with interest thereon to be computed after the rate of five per centum per annum from the 26th day of Jan 1796 till payment and his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended and the deft. in mercy etc.
Judgements obtained in the office and confirmed at November Court 1801

20. Chancery suit: Hodges & Manning vs Hall & Hodges, 16 Nov 1802, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 153 Mary Hodges & Caty Hodges, orphans of James Hodges, dec'd and Matthew Manning & Mary, his wife, plts. against Willis Hall & Lydia, his wife and Absalomn Hodges, defts in chancery
This day came, as will the plts and the defts: Hall and wife by their counsel and the deft: Absalom by William Cherry who is by the Court appointed his guardian to defend him in this suit and thereupon the cause came on by consent to be heard, upon the bill and answers now filed, on consideration whereof it is decreed and ordered that John Pollick, Willis Wilkins, and John Hodges, gent. or any two of them sell the land and Negro slave in the bill mentioned to the highest bidder for ready money after giving fifteen days public notice of the time and place of such sale and after declaring the costs of suit and the expenses attending the sale divide the balance of the proceeds in the following manner one fourth to Matthew Manning in right of his wife, one fourth to Mary and Katy Hodges, one fourth to Willis Hall in right of his wife and the remaining fourth to Absalom Hodges and made report thereof to the Court in order to a final decree.
Tuesday, November 16th, 1802
Present: Ro Roush, Richard Blow, Stephen Wright, & James S. Mathews, Gentlemen Justices
Ordered the last Friday in this month December, January & February next.

21. Will: Check out:
SOLOMON HODGES

Parents:
Father: WILLIAM HODGES

Other Event(s):
Will: 17 NOV 1814 , Norfolk, Virginia

Source Information:
Batch Number: 7706111
Sheet: 64
Source Call No.: 1058993
Type: Film

Solomon married Keziah [2294] 144 [MRIN: 210], daughter of Unknown [1258] and Unknown. Keziah died between 6 Nov 1814 and 19 Dec 1814 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.144,154

Noted events in her life were:

1. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of Richard Butt, commissioner of St. Bride's Parish, 24 Oct 1795, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 155 Heziah Hodges--2 blacks above 16, 2 blacks between 12 to 16, 2 horses

2. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of St. Bride's, Arthur Butt, commissioner, 25 Jun 1796, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 156 Keziah Hodges--3 blacks above 16, 1 horse

3. Property tax: James Warden, commissioner, 13 Oct 1797, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 157 Kezia Hodges--2 slaves above 16, 1 slave between 12 to 16, 1 horse

4. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of Richard Webb, commissioner of St. Bride's Parish, 21 Jul 1798, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 158 Keziah Hodges (of Solom'n)--3 blacks above 16, 1 horse, tax $1.14

5. Will: of Keziah Creekmur, 6 Nov 1814, St. Bride's Parish, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 159 Testator: Kesiah Creekmur Residence: St. Bride's Parish, Norfolk Co.
Executors: my firend, Mathew Manning
Date Signed: 6 Nov 1814 Date Proved: 19 Dec 1814
Signature or Mark: Kesiah (x her mark) Creekmur
Witnesses: Mary (x her mark) Corblorl Keziah (x her mark) Corbral
Mary Corbral
Devises, Bequests:
To my loving sister, Esisebler White--one bed & bolster, one check blanket and one white blanket, both of my own make since the death of my husband, Edward Creekmur, and one spider
To my two friends: Willis Hall & Mathew Manning--all my crops of corn fodder, peas and potatoes to be equally divided

*note: it's interesting that Kesiah refers to Willis Hall and Mathew Manning as "her friends" when they are her son-in-laws

Children from this marriage were:

+ 128 F    i. Mary Hodges [41] 105,160 was born in 1772 160 and died on 12 Feb 1820 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 105,161 at age 48.

   129 F    ii. Tamar Hodges [3032] 163 was born before 1796.163

Noted events in her life were:

1. Guardian Bond: orphan of Solomon Hodges, 18 Jan 1796, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 164 18 Jan 1796
Tamar, Lydia, & Absolom Hodges--Orphans of Solomon Hodges
Guardian: Joshua Smith
Additional Security: James Burgess, Maximillan Stewart
Bond: $800

2. Estate: apointment of guardian to orphans, 18 Jan 1796, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 165 Tamer Hodges orphan of Solomon Hodges deceased made choice with the approbation of the Court of Joshua Smith for her quardian and the said Joshua Smith is by the Court appointed guardian to Lydia Hodges & Absolom Hodges also orphans of the said Solomon who thereupon together with James Burgess & Maximillon Stewart his securities entered unto and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of eight hundred dollars with condition according to law

Tamar married Jacob Roach [3036] [MRIN: 1027] on 21 Feb 1816 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.166

   130 F    iii. Lydia Hodges [3033] 163,167 was born before 1796.163

Noted events in her life were:

1. Guardian Bond: orphan of Solomon Hodges, 18 Jan 1796, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 163 18 Jan 1796
Tamar, Lydia, & Absolom Hodges--Orphans of Solomon Hodges
Guardian: Joshua Smith
Additional Security: James Burgess, Maximillan Stewart
Bond: $800

2. Estate: apointment of guardian to orphans, 18 Jan 1796, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 165 Tamer Hodges orphan of Solomon Hodges deceased made choice with the approbation of the Court of Joshua Smith for her quardian and the said Joshua Smith is by the Court appointed guardian to Lydia Hodges & Absolom Hodges also orphans of the said Solomon who thereupon together with James Burgess & Maximillon Stewart his securities entered unto and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of eight hundred dollars with condition according to law

Lydia married Willis Hall [3035] 167 [MRIN: 1026] on 12 Dec 1797 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.168 Willis died before Oct 1858 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.169

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage Bond: Wilis Hall to Miss. Lydia Hodges, 12 Dec 1797, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 170 Know all men by these presents, that we Willis Hall and Joshua Smith are held and firmly bound unto James Wood Esquire, Governor or Chief Magistrate of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the just and full sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, to which payment well and truly to be made to the said Governor, and his successors, for the use of the Commonwealth, we bind ourselves, and each of us, our and each of our heirs, executors, and administrators, jointly and severally, furmly by these presents. Sealed and our seals, and dated this 12th day of December 1797
The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound Willis Hall and Miss Lydia Hodges. Now therefore, if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage; then the above obligation to be void, or else to remain in full force and virtue.
Willis Hall
Joshua Smith
Signed, sealed & acknowledged in presence of
Wm. Wilson Jr., clk

Noted events in his life were:

1. Account of Estate: account of sales of personal property of the estate of Willis Hall, 15 Oct 1838, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 171 Account of slaes of personal property belonging to the estate of Willis Hall dec'd sold September 19, by R. G. Baylor sheriff and Committee of said estate
5 barrels of corn at $4 to Thos. V. Webb
5 barrels of corn at $3.81 to Alex M. Foreman
44 barrels of corn at $3.31 to Jas. G. Hodges
5 bushels of peas more or less to Wm. W. Hall
1 stack of fodder first choice to Jas. G. Hodges
1 stack of fodder 2nd choice to Jas. G. Hodges
9 hams of bacon to Jno. T. Manning
1 barrel of pork 1st choice to Wm. W. Hall
1 barrel of pork 2nd choice to Jno. D. Whitehead
1 barrel of pork 3rd choice to Jas. G. Hodges
1 barrel of pork 4th choice to S. B. Tatem
R. G. Baylor Shff & Committee of the estate of Willis Hall dec'd
At a Court held for Norfolk County the 15 day of October 1838. The foregoing account of sales were returned examined allowed and ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Wm. H. Wilson, clk

   131 M    iv. Absolom Hodges [3034] 163 was born before 1796.163

Noted events in his life were:

1. Guardian Bond: orphan of Solomon Hodges, 18 Jan 1796, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 163 18 Jan 1796
Tamar, Lydia, & Absolom Hodges--Orphans of Solomon Hodges
Guardian: Joshua Smith
Additional Security: James Burgess, Maximillan Stewart
Bond: $800

2. Estate: apointment of guardian to orphans, 18 Jan 1796, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 165 Tamer Hodges orphan of Solomon Hodges deceased made choice with the approbation of the Court of Joshua Smith for her quardian and the said Joshua Smith is by the Court appointed guardian to Lydia Hodges & Absolom Hodges also orphans of the said Solomon who thereupon together with James Burgess & Maximillon Stewart his securities entered unto and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of eight hundred dollars with condition according to law

+ 132 M    v. James Hodges [2295] 144,172 died between May 1793 and 1803.144,172

94. Elizabeth Hodges [2623] 74 died after Feb 1785.74

Elizabeth married Savell [2624] 74 [MRIN: 881] before Feb 1785.74

Children from this marriage were:

   133 M    i. Thomas Savell [2675] died after Jul 1796.120 Another name for Thomas was Thomas Seveals.120

   134 M    ii. Solomon Savell [2676] died after Jul 1796.120 Another name for Solomon was Solomon Sevels.120

   135 F    iii. Nancy Savell [2677] died after Jul 1796.120 Another name for Nancy was Nancy Sevels.120

   136 F    iv. Elizabeth Savell [2678] died after Jul 1796.120 Another name for Elizabeth was Elizabeth Sevels.120

Elizabeth next married Prescott [2679] 120 [MRIN: 893] before Jul 1796.120 Another name for Prescott [2679] was Prezeat.120

The child from this marriage was:

   137 F    i. Elizabeth Prescott [2680] 120 died after Jul 1796.120

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95. Caleb Hodges [1312] 1 was born about 1743.1

Caleb married.

The child from this marriage was:

   138 M    i. Caleb Hodges [1313] 1,173 was born about 1773 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 1 and died before Jun 1849 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.1

Caleb married Franky Hodges [1314] 173 [MRIN: 488] on 29 Jul 1793 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 1.,174 Franky was born in 1772 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.1 Another name for Franky was Frannie.1

104. David Hodges [1652] was born on 5 Nov 1768 129 and died in 1844 128 at age 76.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, James Hodges, 4 Oct 1813, Smith Co. Tennessee. 80 To son, David--negro girl, Beedy

2. Census: 1820, Smith Co. Tennessee. 83 The 1820 census shows only names of the heads of families and the Smith Co. schedule lists Willis, David and Robert Hodges all 45 years and older, but not over 60. These could not have been sons of Willis, married in 1776 whose first child William was born in 1778 and in 1820 was only 42 years of age. They were the sons of James and were all born before 1775.

3. Residence: of Halifax Co., N.C., Smith Co., Tenn, Franklin Co., Ala. & Tishamingo Co., Miss. 7

David married Nancy Ward [974] 175 [MRIN: 1118], daughter of Robert Ward [1073] and Unknown.

The child from this marriage was:

   139 M    i. John Wiley Hodges [1074] .175

John married Talitha Ann Morton [1712] 175 [MRIN: 1120], daughter of Quinn Morton [1729] and Elizabeth Sutherland [1943].

John next married Susan Lewis Menefee [1879] 176 [MRIN: 1122], daughter of Thomas Menefee [1883] and Unknown.

105. James Hodges [2106] 83 died before Oct 1813.126

James married.

The child from this marriage was:

   140 M    i. James Hodges [2163] .83

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from grandfather, James Hodges, 4 Oct 1813, Smith Co. Tennessee. 83 To grandson, James Hodges, son of my son, James Hodges dec'd--$50.00

111. Richard Hodges [1657] 83,130 was born about 1778 in North Carolina.83,130

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, James Hodges, 4 Oct 1813, Smith Co. Tennessee. 83 To son, Richard--plantation, feather bed & furniture and negroes, John and Anaca

2. Census: U.S., 1850, Smith Co. Tennessee. 177 Richard Hodges, age 72, male, occupation: laborer, value of real estate: 1,200, born in North Carolina
Delila Hodges, age 74, female, born in Virginia
Robert Hodges, age 30, male, occupation: laborer, born in Tennessee
Jane Hodges, age 21, female, born in Tennessee
Elizabeth Hodges, age 6, female, born in Tennessee
Jane Hodges, age 4, female, born in Tennessee

3. Will: of Richard Hodges, Smith Co. Tennessee. 83 The will of Richard Hodges, son of James, and cousin of Sarah and Hannah Hodges, is recorded in Bk. 7, p. 31 Smith Co., Tenn. He speaks of all his children but he names only his sons, David and Robert. We believe that this David Hodges, son of Richard, is the cousin, David P. Hodges, named in the wills of Hannah and Sarah and is proof conclusive that James and Willis of Halifax Co., N.C. and Smith Co. Tenn. were brothers and sons of James, Sr. of the 1758 will in Pasquotank Co., N.C.

Richard married Delila [3142] 130 [MRIN: 1114]. Delila was born about 1776 in Virginia.130

Children from this marriage were:

   141 M    i. James Hodges [2689] .83

   142 M    ii. David P. Hodges [828] 83,178,179,180 was born in Aug 1810 in Tennessee.178,180

Noted events in his life were:

1. Census: U.S., 1850, Smith Co. Tennessee. 181 David P. Hodges, age 40, male, occupation: laborer, value of real estate: 50, born in Tennessee
Sarah Hodges, age 32, female, born in Tenn.
Robert Hodges, age 13, male, born in Tenn.
Sarah Hodges, age 11, female, born in Tenn
Mary Hodges, age 5, female, born in Tenn

2. Executor: to Willis Hodges' two daughters, Sarah & Hannah, 19 Nov 1857, Smith Co. Tennessee. 128

3. Census: U.S., 1880, Smith Co. Tennessee. 182 David P. Hodges, white, male, age 69, married, occupation: farming, born in Tenn., father born in N.C., mother born in Va.
Anna B. Hodges, white, female, age 43, wife, married, keeping house, born in Tenn., father born in Va., mother born in N.C.
David Hodges, white, male, age 20, son, single, occupation: laborer, born in Tenn., father born in Tenn., mother born in Tenn.
Richard Hodges, white, male, age 17, son, single, occupation: laborer, born in Tenn., father born in Tenn., mother born in Tenn.
Martha C. Hodges, white, female, age 14, daughter, single, at home, born in Tenn., father born in Tenn., mother born in Tenn.
Lucy C. Hodges, white, female, age 10, daughter, single, at school, born in Tenn., father born in Tenn., mother born in Tenn.

4. Occupation: farmer, 1880, Smith Co. Tennessee. 179

5. Census: U.S., 1900, Smith Co. Tennessee. 180 Burt H. Manning, head of household, white, male, born June 1867, age 32, married 8 years, born in Tenn., father born in Tenn., mother born in Tenn., occupation: farmer, can read & write, speaks English
Lucy C. Manning, wife, white, female, born Aug 1869, age 30, married 8 years, mother of 3 children w/3 children living, born in Tenn., father born in Tenn., mother born in Tenn., can read & write, speaks English
Frank M. Manning, son, white, male, born Jan 1896, age 4, single, born in Tenn, father born in Tenn., mother born in Tenn.
David H. Manning, son, white, male, born April 1897, age 3, single, born in Tenn., father born in Tenn., mother born in Tenn.
George D. Manning, son, white, male, born Jan. 1899, age 1, single, born in Tenn., father born in Tenn., mother born in Tenn.
David P. Hodges, father-in-law, white, male, born Aug. 1810, age 89, married 42 years, born in Tenn., father born in N.C., mother born in Va., occupation: land lord, can read, can not write, speaks English
Amy B. Hodges, mother-in-law, white, female, born May 1837, age 63, married 42 years, mother of 4 children w/4 children living, born in Tenn., father born in Va., mother born in N.C., can read & write, speaks English

6. Occupation: land lord, 1900, Smith Co. Tennessee. 180

David married Sarah [3138] 178 [MRIN: 1135] about 1835.178 Sarah was born about 1818 in Tennessee.178

David next married Anna B. [3146] 179,180 [MRIN: 1137] about 1858.180 Anna was born in May 1837 in Tennessee.179,180

   143 M    iii. Robert Hodges [947] 83,130 was born about 1820 in Tennessee.130

Robert married Jane [3143] 130 [MRIN: 1136] about 1843.130 Jane was born about 1829 in Tennessee.130

128. Mary Hodges [41] 105,160 was born in 1772 160 and died on 12 Feb 1820 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 105,161 at age 48. Another name for Mary was Polly Hodges.183

Noted events in her life were:

1. Obituary: Norfolk Herald, 18 Feb 1820, Norfolk, Norfolk (city), Virginia, USA. 184 Departed this life, in the 48th year of her age, on Tuesday the 15th isst. Mrs. Mary Manning, consort of Matthew Manning, Esq. of the Southern Branch. The deceased has been for many years, a reputable member of a religious and family; and, from her patience in a very severe disease of 12 days duration, and her resignation in the hour of death, she evinced a test of her present faithfulness, and future heritage in bliss. She has left behind, to deplore her loss, an inconsolable husband, and seven children. Afflictions may damp the spirit of life, yet the prmise of immortality and glory portend an eternal destiny.

2. Bible: Her death was recorded, 12 Feb 1820, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 185 Died on the 12th day of February 1820 at 3 o'clock in the morning Mary wife of Matthew Manning and daughter of Solomon Hodges, Decd. in the 48th year of her age leaving an affectionate husband 5 sons and two daughters to mourn for her departure - She was a kind mother, good wife and the last surviving member of her father's family - All that knew her loved her for her moral and Christian worth - Peace to her memory - May her children and friends meet her in heaven.

Mary married Matthew Manning Jr. [40] 186,187 [MRIN: 26], son of Matthew Manning Sr. [214] and Unknown, on 29 Jan 1799 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.162 Matthew was born in 1770 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 188 and died on 9 Jan 1837 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 189,190,191 at age 67.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: 29 Jan 1799, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 192 Know all men by these presents, that we Matthew Manning and Nathaniel Dyes are held and firmly bound unto, James Wood Esquire, Governor or Chief Magistrate of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the just and full sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, to which payment well and truly to be made to the said Governor, and his successors, for the use of the Commonwealth, we bind ourselves, and each of us, our and each of our heirs, executors, and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated this 29th day of January 1799.
The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound, Matthew Manning and Mary Hodges. Now therefore, if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage; then the above obligation to be void, or else to remain in full force and virtue.
Signed, sealed and acknowledged in presence of Wm. Wilson, Jr.
Matthew Manning
Nathaniel Dyes

2. Note: Relationship. Relationship Chart


Matthew Manning Jr. [40] is the 3rd Cousin 1 time removed of Mary Hodges [41]

Common Ancestor

* John Manning # 1 [3057]
(17 Dec 1615 - Between 1669 and 1672)
* Lydia Richardson [3058]
(1617 - 1700)
Married 1636 [1034]
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* John Manning # 2 [244] Captain Roger Hodges [1290]
(1650 - Between Jul 1715 and Jan 1716) (Abt 1635 - 1708)
Sarah Wattford [382] * Mary Manning [3059]
(1643 - After 1715) (1637 - After 1736)
Married 1664 [109] Married [473]
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* John Manning Jr. # 3 [209] * Richard Hodges [3113]
(1685 - Between Nov 1757 and Jan 1758) (Abt 1677 - Between Feb 1750 and Nov 1751)
Margaret Markham [3039] Elizabeth Burgess [3114]
(1685 - Bef 1757) ( - Bef 1750)
Married 1706 [108] Married [1056]
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* Matthew Manning Sr. [214] * Thomas Hodges [2572]
(1718 - Between Oct and Dec 1801) ( - Jan-Feb 1755)
Married [27] Married [233]
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* Matthew Manning Jr. [40] * Solomon Hodges [521]
(1770 - 9 Jan 1837) (Bef 1755 - Between 1794 and 1795)
Keziah [2294]
( - Between 6 Nov 1814 and 19 Dec 1814)
Married [210]
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* Mary Hodges [41]
(1772 - 12 Feb 1820)

Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: Mary Porter told me that the Manning "day farm" is now Academy Park in Portsmouth, Virginia. It was owned by Pearson and White and bought by Hugh Barkley; 240 acres. This was "Mannington." [It may be that the plantation was Mannington.] Also that Manning graves were on Paradise Creek, past Cradock on Rt. 17.

2. Residence: "Mannington", Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 193 Note: This is an ad listed in local newspaper for the rental of "Mannington". This gives a description of the property. The referral of Mannington being good for the business of "trucking" has nothing to do with vehicles, but instead means the business of trading goods & services in place of cash.

For Rent---I wish to rent out on shares the ensuing year, to some one well acquainted with the business of Trucking, the Farm called
"MANINGTON"
Situated about five miles from Portsmouth, on the road between that place and the village of Deep Creek--This Farm is in very good order, well fenced and well drained. Every acre in cultivation will be manured this year, which will enhance its value the coming season.---The soil is well adapted to the purposes of trucking. I think as a market farm it is equal to any in the surrounding country.
Julian's Creek is about a quarter of a mile from the Farm, on which there are several landings at distances of not more than a half mile, where boats can take off marketing for shipment.
The short distance to Portsmouth, and goodness of the road, render it very convenient for daily market.
There is also attached to the Farm a very fine Orchard of Peaches and one of Apples.
The Mansion House will be reserved, but there is a very comfortable Dwelling in the yard, which can be occupied by the Farmer.
Virginia F. Hughlett

3. Witness to will: to Thomas Culpeper's will, 27 Dec 1785, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 194 Thomas Culpeper also gives 50 acres of land to a Margaret Manning. Thomas doesn't state a relationship. Is this his daughter? How is Margaret Manning related to Matthew Manning? Thomas Culpeper also leaves 50 acres to Ann Kay, who in her will says the Margaret is her sister.

4. Witness to will: witness to Ann Kay's will, 16 May 1791, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 195 Matthew Manning Jr. was a witness to Ann Kay's will
She also left him a small looking glass
Ann also leave to her sister, Margaret Manning 42 acres in Deep Creek. How is Margaret Manning connected to Matthew Manning?

5. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of Andrew Kidd, commissioner for the parishes of Portsmouth & Elizabeth River, 10 Aug 1798, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 196 Mathew Manning Jr. -- 1 white male above 16, 1 black between 12 to 16, , 2 horses, tax .53

6. Probate: Matthew Manning obtained probate on father's will, Dec 1801, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 197 The last will and testament of Matthew Manning deceased was proved by the oaths of Thomas W. Culpeper and Robert B. Culpeper witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Matthew Manning the executor therein named who made oath thereto and together with John Rutter and Zachariah Nichols his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining a probat thereof in due form.

7. Inherits: from his father, Matthew Manning, 1801, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 187 His plantation and dwelling containing 140 acres & 50 acres in Thomas Culpeper's & Rudrey's survey.
Negroes: Hannah, George, Jenny, Mary, Charles, Joe and Jeffrey and their heirs
One hand mill, 3 feather beds & their furniture, one bow fall and one coat table, six flag bottom chairs high ones, one hand made dish, 2 basons, 1 iron pott which holds 15 gallons, 1 dutch oven, all my sheep and 1 black mare with a blaze face
Use of my negroes given to my grandchildren to my son, Matthew til my grandchildren come of age or marry
All goods, chattels, household, kitchen & other furniture not willed away to be equally divided betwwen son, Matthew & daughter, Elizabeth Cherry

8. Deed: sells 50 acres to Willis Hale, 21 Dec 1801, St. Bride's Parish, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 198 Grantors: Matha Manning & wife, Mary Residence: St. Bride's, Norfolk Co.
Grantees: Willis Hale Residence: St. Bride's, Norfolk Co.
Date: 21 Dec. 1801 Date Proved: 22 Dec 1801
Signatures: Matthew Manning Mary Manning
Witnesses: no names listed
Consideration: 90 pounds
Description: 50 acres of land lying in St. Bride's Parish, Norfolk Co.--land descended to Mary Hodges by the death of her father, Solomon Hodges, dec., said 50 acres contained in 2 pieces. One piece binding Charles Smith land & the said Willis Hale, binding to land that belonged to Tamer Hodges, dec. containing 25 acres. Likewise, a piece of Green Sea, binding on Charles Smith land, John Curling's land, binding Bennett Armstong's to said Willis Hale containing 25 acres.
**Note: Deed misspells Matthew Manning's name as Martha, but he signs his name, Matthew. Description of land definitely connects wife, Mary to her father, Solomon Hodges.

9. Deed of sell: Matthew Manning & wife, Mary to Willis Hall, 22 Dec 1801, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 199 An indenture of bargain and sale between Matthew Manning and Mary, his wife of the one part and Willis Hall of the other part was acknowledged by the said Manning and wife, she being first privily examined as the law directs and ordered to be recorded
Present: James Holt, Richard Blow, Wright Bowers & Jordan Marchant, Gentleman Justices

10. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of the parishes of Portsmouth & Elizabeth River, 3 Sep 1802, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 200 Mathew Manning -- 1 white male above 16, 2 blacks above 16, 2 blacks between 12 to 16, 1 horse, 2 carr. wheels, tax $2.74

11. Will: gave oath for will & named appriaser for estate of Peter Dyes, 17 Jan 1803, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 201 The last will and testament of Peter Dyes deceased was proved by the oaths of Matthew Manning Junr. and Elizabeth Groves witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Nathaniel Dyes one of the executors therein named who made oath thereto and together with John Moore and James Cherry his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penaly of eight thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.

Ordered that Matthew Manning, John Cherry, Willoughby Culpeper, and Thomas Culpeper, gent. or any three of them being first sworn before a Justice of the Peace appraise in current money the personal estate of Peter Dyes deceased, and return the appraisement to the Court
At a Court held for Norfolk County the 17th day of January 1803
Present: Robert Butt, Richard Blow, Sam'l Smith and Jordan Marchant--Gentl. Justices

**Note: Who are Peter & Nathaniel Dyes? Are they somehow related to Matthew Manning Jr. & his sister, Elizabeth Groves? Nathaniel Dyes also gave bond for Matthew Manning Jr. & Mary Hodges marriage.

12. Religion: member of Methodist Episcopal Church, 1805, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 188

13. Deed: John M. Bluford indebted to Nathaniel Dyes for $210.13, 13 Apr 1809, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 202 Grantors: John M. Bluford Residence: Northamblen
Grantees: Nathaniel Dyes Residence: Norfolk Co.
Matthew Manning Residence: Norfolk Co.
Date of Deed: 13 April 1809 Date Recorded: 18 Nov 1811
Consideration: $210.13
Signatures or marks: John M. (x his mark) Bluford
Nathaniel Dyes, Matthew Manning
Witnesses: John Cherry, Robert May
Description: sells unto the said Matthew Manning a piece or parcel of land, binding on deep creek an ajoining the land of the said Nathaniel Dyes on Martha Odem's land and all right, titles & interest of him the said John M. Bluford, of in & to the same to have and to hold the said piece or parcel of land unto the said Matthew manning his heirs & assigns forever, in trust nevertheless that if the said John M. Bluford shall fail to pay to the said Nathaniel Dyes the aforesaid sum of two hundred & ten dollars & thirteen cents on or before the 13 day of October next ensuring the date hereof with the legal interest thereon in such case it shall be lawful to and for the said Matthew Manning at any time after such period shall have elapsed to sell at public auction for ready money the said piece or parcel of land ten days previous notice being given in any of the Norfolk newspaper of such sale being given & to convey the same in fee simple to the purchasers thereof and out of the proceeds of said sale well & truly to satisfy & pay to the said Nathaniel Dyes the aforesaid debt as well as the cost of drawing & recording of these presents
September 23, 1809--received of John M. Bluford $100.00 on the account of this obligation

14. Appraisers: of John Culpeper's estate, 27 Dec 1810, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 203 along with James Butt & another whose name is not readable

15. Deed: sell 15 acres to Nathaniel Dyes that was held in trust, 10 Feb 1812, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 204 Grantors: Matthew Manning Residence: Portsmouth, Va.
Grantees: Nathaniel Dyes Residence: Portsmouth, Va.
Date of Deed: 10 Feb 1812 Date Recorded: 15 June 1812
Consideration: $73.32
Signatures or marks: Matthew Manning
Witnesses: (blank)
Description: A certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being on the north side of Deep Creek in the county aforesaid and bounded by the land s of Maes martin, Nathaniel Dyes and Deep Creek containing fifteen acres more or less and is the same land which was conveyed by John M. Bluford to the aforesaid Matthew Manning in trust, which the said John M. Bluford purchased of Mrs. Odem as will be seen by the records of the County of Norfolk which was conveyed by the said Bluford to Matthew Manning in trust to secure a debt due to Nathaniel Dyes of one hundred and ten dollars, which land was sold according to law at the courthouse on the 20th of February last past for the aforesaid sum of $73.32. The said Matthew Manning as a trustee of in and to the same, to have and to hold the said tract of land situate as aforesaid with its appurtenances unto the said Nathaniel Dyes his heirs and assigns forever, to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Nathaniel Dyes

16. Deed: bought 51 acres from John Cherry, 16 Nov 1812, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 205 Grantors: John Cherry& wife, Sarah Residence: Norfolk Co.
Grantees: Matthew Manning Residence: Norfolk Co.
Date of Deed: 16 Nov 1812 Date Recorded: 22 Dec 1812
Consideration: $413.20
Signatures or marks: John (x his mark) Cherry Sarah (x her mark) Cherry
Witnesses: William Richardson, Joseph Mosley, Absalom Grant
Descripton: A certain tract or parcel of land situate in the parish of Portsmouth in the county aforesaid and included in the following bounds, to wit: beginning at a run of water on the main road leading from Portsmouth to the canal at the corner of the late John Mesley's line thence north sixty nine degrees west four chains along the road to a branch dividing this land from Roderick Mesley's and along his line to a small black gum Absalom Grants corner, thence along his the said Absalom Grants line south eight and a half degrees east twenty five chain forty links to a white gum in Solomon Shepherds line, thence binding on the same North eighty four degrees east one chain 52 links to a small maple corner of John Mesley's thence on his line north thirty six degrees east forty four chain to the beginning containing fifty one acres two rood and twenty four pole more or less

17. Executor: of friend, John Cherry's will, 28 Sep 1813, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 206 *note: was John Cherry more than a friend to Matthew Manning. John names in his will, a daughter Margaret Manning and grandaugher, Margaret Manning. Are they connected to Matthew Manning? Needs more research

18. Appointed: sheriff of the County of Norfolk, 26 Nov 1815, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 207 Know all men by these present that we Matthew Manning, James Tatem, James Cherry, John Richardson, Willis Hall, Roderick Mesley, & Joseph Owens are held and firmly bound unto Wilson C. Nicholas esqr. Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being and his successors for the use of the Commonwealth in the sum of thirty thousand dollars for the true payment of which we bind ourselve our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 20th day of November 1815.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound Mathew Manning is constituted and appointed Sheriff of the County of Norfolk by a commision from the Governor under the seal of the Commonwealth dated the 13th day of September last past, if therefore the said Mathew Manning shall faithfully collect account for and pay the taxes imposed by law in this county for the year 1815, then the above obligation to be void or else to remain in full force and virtue.
Acknowledged before the Court
Matthew Manning
James Tatem
James Cherry
John Richardson
Willis Hall
Roderick Mesley
Joseph Owens
At a Court held for Norfolk County November 20th 1815
This bond was acknowledged by the obligor therein named and ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Wm. Wilson c.c.

Know all men by these presents that we Mathew Manning, James Tatem, James Cherry, John Richardson, Willis Hall, Roderick Mesley, and Joseph Owens are held and firmly bound unto Wilson C. Nicholas Esqr. Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being and his successors for the use of this Commonwealth in the sum of ten thousand dollars for the true payment of which we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 20th day of November 1815.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound M. Manning is constituted and appointed Sheriff of the County of Norfolk by a commission from the Governor under the seal of the Commonwealth dated the 13th day of September last past. If therefore the said Mathew Manning shall well and truly collect and receive all offices fees and dues just into his bands to collect, and duly account for and pay the same to the officers to whom such fees are due respectively at such times as are presented and limited by law, and shall well and truly execute and due return make of all process and receipts to him directed and pay and satisfy all sums of money and tobacco by him received by virtue of any such process, to the person or persons to whom the same are due his or their executors administrators or assigns and in all other things shall truly and faithfull execute & perform the said office of sheriff during the term of his coninuance therein then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remian in full force and virtue.
Signed sealed & acknowledged in the presence of the Court
Mathew Manning
James Tatem
James Cherry
John Richardson
Willis Hall
Roderick Mesley
Joseph Owens
At a Court held for Norfolk County November 20th 1815. This bond was acknowledged by the obligers therein named and ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Wm. Wilson, c.c.

Know all men by these presents that we Mathew Manning, James Tatem. James Cherry, John Richardson, Willis Hall, Roderick Mesley and Joseph Owens are held and firmly bound unto Wilson C. Nicholas Esqr. Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being and his successors for the rise of this Commonwealth in the sum of ten thousand dollars for the true payment of which we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 20th day of November 1815.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound Mathew Manning is contituted and appointed Sheriff of the County of Norfolk by a commission from the Governor under the seal of the Commonwealth dated the 13th day of September last past. If therefore the said Mathew Manning shall well and truly collect all levies, and account for and pay the same in such manner as is by law directed, and also all fines forfeitures & emerciments, accuring or becoming due to the Commonwealth in the said County, and shall duly account for and pay the same to the Treasurer of this Commonwealth for the time being for the use of the use of the Commonwealth in like manner as is or shall be directed in case of public taxes and shall in all other things truly and faithfully execute the said Office of Sheriff during his continuance therein, then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Signed sealed and acknowledged in presence of the Court
Mathew Manning
James Tatem
James Cherry
John Richardson
Willis Hall
Roderick Mesley
Joseph Owens
At a Court held for Norfolk County November 20th 1815. This bond was acknowledged by the obligers therein named and ordered to be received.
Teste: Wm. Wilson, c.c.

19. Witness: to Willoughby Culpeper's will along with John Ballentine & Jeremiah Bracket, 12 Jul 1816, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 208 *note: try to determine the relationship between Matthew Manning & Willoughby Culpeper

20. Occupation: appointed sheriff, 21 Nov 1816, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 209 Know all men by these presents that we Mathew Manning, Carter B. Poindexter, William C. Holt, Edwin Seaton, and William C. Moore are held and firmly bound unto Wilson C. Nicholas Esq. Governorof the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being and his successors for the us of the said Commonwealth in the sum of thirty thousand dollars for the true payment of which we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administratorsjointly and severally firmly by these presnets sealed with our seals and dated this 21st day of Nov. 1816.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the abouve bound Matthew Manning is constituted and appointed Sheriff othe the county of Norfolk by a commission from the Governorunder the seal of the Commonwealth dated the first day of October 1816; If therefor the said Matthew Manning shall faithfully effect account for and pay the taxes imposed by law in said County for the year eighteen hundred and sixteen then the above obligationto be void or also to remain in full force and virtue.
Matthew Manning
C. B. Poindexter
Wm. C. Holt
Edwin Seaton
W. C. Moore
Acknowledged before Thomas Godwin
At a Court held for Norfolk County November 21st 1816. This bond was acknowledged by the obligors therein named & ordered to be recorded
Teste: Wm. Wilson, c.c.

21. Occupation: appointed sheriff, 21 Nov 1816, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 210 Know all men by these presents that we Matthew Manning, Carter B. Poindexter, William C. Holt, Edwin Seaton and William C. Moore and held and firmly boundunto William C. Nicholas Esq. Governor of this Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being and his successors for the use of the said Commonwealthin the sum of ten thousand dollars to the true payment of which we bind ourselves our heirs executors & administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 21st day of November 1816.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound Matthew Manning is constituted and appointed Sheriff of the County of Norfolk by a commission from the Governor and the seal of the Commonwealth dated the first day of October 1816; If therefore the said Matthew Manning shal well and truly collect and receive all officers fees and dues put into his hands to collect and duly accound for and pay the same to the officers to whom such fee are due respectively at such times as are prescribed and limited by law, and shall well and tryly execute and due return make of all process profits to him directed and pay and satisfy all sums of money and tobacco by him received by virtue of any such process to the person or persons to whom the same are due his or their exectors administrators or assigns, and in all other things shalltruly and faithfully execute and perform the said Office of Sheriff during the term of his continuance therein then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Matthew Manning
C. B. Poindexter
Wm. C. Holt
Edwin Seaton
W. C. Moore
Signed & acknowledgeed in presence of Thos. Godwin
At a Court held for Norfolk County November 24th 1816. This Bond was acknowledged by the obligers therein named & ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Wm. Wilson, c.c.

22. Summons: for M. Manning to take into custody James B. Balsour, 16 Jan 1818, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 211 Wilson & Hoggard vs Balsour 1818
An action of trespass on the case
Whitehead
Expired and dismiss set by order of the planitiffs per his indorsement hereon
C. B. Poindexter
for M. Manning, sheriff
The Commonwealth of Virginia
To the Sheriff of Norfolk County, greetings
We command you that you take James B. Balsour if he be found within your bailiwick, and him safely keep, so that you have his body at the Clerk's Office of our Superior Court of Norfolk County, on the 27th day of March next, to answer Holt Wilson & Herman Hoggard merchants trading as partners under the form & style of Wilson & Hoggard of a plea of trespass on the case damage one hundred & fifty dollars.
And have then there this Writ. Witness William Wilson, Clerk of our said Court, at the Court-house, the 16 day of Jany. 1818, in the 42 Year of the Commonwealth.
Wm. Wilson, clk
This writ being satisfied the clerk is hereby directed to dismiss it. Shffs fee paid
Wilson & Hoggard
Proper affadavit being made & appear bail is required
T. Thompson J.P.

23. Executor: of John Culpepper's will, 16 Mar 1818, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 212 At a court held 16th March 1818, the will of John Culpepper was proved. The executors named in the will, Martha Culpepper, wife of John and his son, John refused the burden. Therefore Matthew Manning made oath and together with Henry Culpeper, John Culpeper and Daniel Culpeper made bond.

24. Deed: sells to son, Wm. B. Manning 50 acres land in Deep Creek, 1 Apr 1823, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 213 Grantor: Matthew Manning Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantee: Wm. B. Manning Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Date of Deed: 1 April 1823 Date Recorded: 21 April 1823
Consideration: for the love & affection and $1 cash in hand
Signatures or marks: M. Manning
Witness: "blank"
Description: A certain tract or parcel of land containing fifty acres more or less known as part of the survey of the late Thomas Culpepperand Daniel Rudder being situated nar the head of Deep Creek and lying in the above mentioned county,

25. Court: trustee of Portsmouth Academy, 28 Jan 1825, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 214 Trustee Portsmouth Academy
1825. Passed January 28. "An act incorporating the trustees of Portsmouth Academy, in the County of Norfolk."
1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that Swepson Whitehead, Tapley Webb, Holt Wilson, Joseph Schoolfiedld, Beverly Bayton, Colonel John Hodges, John Dickson, William Wright, Mathew Manning, Richard Carney, and Robert A. Armistead of the County of Norfolk, be and they are hereby constituted a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of "The Trustees of Portsmouth Academy," and by that name shall have perpetual succession, may sue and be sued, and have a common seal, with power to purchase, receive, and hold, they and their successors forever, any lands, tenements, rents, goods, and chattels, of what kind soever, which may be purchased, or devised, or given to them for the use of said Academy.

26. Organizations: He was a trustee of Portsmouth Academy., 28 Jan 1825, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 215 1825. Passed january 28. "An act incorporating the trustees of Portsmouth Academy, in the County of Norfolk."
1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, That Swepson Whitehead, Tapley Webb, Holt Wilson, Joseph Schoolfield, Beverly Bayton, Colonel John Hodges, John Dickson, William Wright, Mathew Manning, Richard Carney, and Robert A. Armistead of the County of Norfolk, be and they are hereby consitituted a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of "The Trustees of Portsmouth Academy," and by that name shall have perpetual succession, may sue and be sued, and have a common seal, with power to purchase, receive, and hold, they and their successors forever, any lands, tenements, rents, goods, and chattels, of what kind soever, shich may be urchased, or devised, or given to them for the use of said Academy.

27. Executor: of estate of Robert Manning, 29 Jun 1825, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 216 Matthew Manning and Judith his wife, exec of Rob't Manning, dec.

28. Meeting: meeting to oppose the election of Gen. Andrew Jackson for President, 21 Nov1827, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 217 Herald--21 November 1827
Norfolk County Meeting
At a numerous meeting of the citizens of Norfolk County, opposed to the election of Gen. Andrew Jackson to the Presidency of the United States, convened at the Court House in Portsmouth, on Monday the 19th of Nov. 1827, the meeting being called to order, the Rev. Jesse Nicholson, a soldier of the revolution, was appointed Chairman, and John A. Chandler, Secretary.
The Chairman explained briefly the objects of the Assembly, and Holt Wilson, Esq. offered for adoption the following resolutions:
Resolved, 1st: That we entirely concur in the preamble and resolutions adopted by our fellow citizens at a meeting held on the 3rd inst. at Hickory Ground, in this county, and that we will use all fair and honorable means to promote the object of the said meeting;
Resolved, 2dly: That the Delegates appointed at the meeting to represent this county in the proposed anti-Jackson Convention to be held in Richmond on the 2d Tuesday in January next, be, and are hereby appointed Delegates in behalf of this meeting to the said Convention:
Resolved, 3dly: That ____ be and they are hereby appointed Delegates on behalf of this meeting to unite with the Delegates appointed at Hickory Ground to represent this county in the anti-Jackson Convention to be held in Richmond on the 2d Tuesday in January next:
Resolved, 4thly: That the gentlemen hereafter named, be added to the Corresponding Committee, appointed at Hickory Ground, whose duty it shall be to act in conjunction with the said Committee in securing the object of the said meeting.
The resolutions having been read, Gen. Robert B. Taylor, addressed the meeting in an animated, impressive and convincing argument, in which he exhibited the anti-republican nature of the caucus nomination by the Legislature, and the necessity of counteracting it by a ticket formed by Delegates elected for that purpose by the people in their primary assemblies. He then took a view of the biography of General Jackson, and while he extended to him the full need of praise and honor, for his glorious defense of his country, he at the same time exposed in bold relief his disqualifications from high civil office, as exhibited by his acts in almost every public station he has filled.
After General Taylor had concluded, the resolutions were again read and adopted unanimously, and the following gentlemen appointed Delegates under the third resolution: Col. William Wright, Thomas Talbot, Esq., and William B. Manning, Esq., and the following gentlemen appointed a committee under the fourth resolution:
John Thompson, Holt Wilson, Tapley Webb, George M. Bain, George Webb, Thos. Edwards, David Reynolds, John Collins Sr., H. Pendleton, Wm. Benthall, Robert Peed, James Reed, Beverly Bayton, John Talbot, Jesse Newcomb, Abel Llewelleng, George Wilson, John Gay, James Carr, Matthew Manning, Sr., William White, David Ruth, John P. Leigh, Jesse Nicholson
Resolved, 5thly: That the proceedings of this meeting be signed by the Chairman and Secretary, and published in the newspapers of the Borough of Norfolk.
Jesse Nicholson, Chairman
John A. Chandler, Sec'y

29. Deed: deed of gift to son, William B. Manning containing 25 acres, 1 Jan 1835, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 218 Grantor: Matthew Manning Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantee: my son, William B. Manning Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Date of Deed: 1 Jan 1835 Date Recorded: 1 June 1835
Consideration: $1.00
Signature or Marks: M. Manning
Witness: blank
Description: One half of my tract of land at the head of Julian Creek and being that portion of said tract lying to the north and running down to the old and new road, containing twenty five acres (not including one acre for the grave yard to the same more or less)

30. Deed: indenture of trust held 140 acres til debt of $600 paid to Sarah Hodges, 1 Jun 1835, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 219 Grantor: David Routh of 1st part
Matthew Manning of 2nd part
Sarah Hodges of 3rd part
Date of Deed: 1 June 1835 Date Recorded: 1 June 1835
Consideration: $600.00
Signatures or Marks: David Routh & Sally Hodges
Witness: blank
Description: whereas the said Matthew Manning, on the first day of August 1821 in order to secure the payment of the sum of six hundred dollars to the said Sarah Hodges did by indenture of trust of that date convey to the said David Routh his heirs executors administrators or assigns the following property to wit: all that tract or parcel of land lying and being in Norfolk County and State of Virginia containing one hundred and forty acres more or less and bounded as follows viz: beginning at a gum on Thomas Pecires line, thence along said line, and the lines and lands of James Martin and John Cherry and thence along the public road and down the various meanderings of Mannings Creek to the place of beginning upton trust, for the uses and purposes in the said indenture mentioned, and whereas since the executing and delivering of the said deed of trust, the said Matthew Manning hath fully satisfied and paid to the said Sarah Hodges the sums of money thereby secured which the said Sarah Hodges doth hereby acknowledge. Now this indenture witnisseth that for the consideration aforesaid, as well as for the further consideration of one dollar in hand paid by the said Matthew Manning to the said David Routh at and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, he the said David Routh with the agent and apprebation of the said Sarah Hodges signified by his being party to these presents and the said Sally HOdges have granted bargained and sold remised released and sell remise release and confirm unto the said Matthew Manning all the estate right title interest claim and demand both at law and in equity which the said David Routh and Sarah Hodges have or hold in the tract of land above mentioned and described. To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land to the said Matthew Manning his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever, to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Matthew Manning his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever. And the said David Routh and Sarah Hodges for themselves their heirs executors and administrators the above mentioned land, unto the said Matthew Manning his heirs executors administrators and assigns in as full & ample manner as the same was warranted by the said Matthew Manning, by the deed of trust above reciled, do warrant the same to the said Matthew Manning agt the claim or claims of them the said David Routh and Sarah Hodges and all persons claiming by or under them or either of them.

31. Deed: gives to son, Absalom J. Manning 25 acres, 21 Dec 1836, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 220 Grantor: Matthew Manning Residence:
Grantee: Absalom J. Manning Resideince:
Date of Deed: 21 December 1836 Deed Recorded: 30 December 1836
Consideration: for the natural affection I bear & $1.00
Signatures or Marks: M. Manning
Witnesses:
Description: A certain piece of land containing twenty five acres being the one half of the tract of fifty acres purchased by me of John Cherry decd. and to be so divided as to cut off the above mentioned twenty five acres on the south side of the aforesaid tract purchased by me of the said Jno. Cherry decd which will require a line to be run nearly a north & south direction as the parties on the adjacent lands may agree upon, the right whereof I hereby warrant and deferr unto the said Absalom J. Manning his heirs and assigns forever

32. Will: 5 Jan 1837, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 190 In the name of God, Amen, I, Matthew Manning of Norfolk County, being of sound mind and memory, thanks be to Almighty God, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say
First, I give unto my son Wm. B. Manning one feather bed to him and his heirs forever.
Secondly, I give unto my son Matthew H. Manning the one half of my manor Platation situate and bounded as follows:
Beginning at Wallaces Point, now called the farther landing and running up the creek & branch, which divides the same from the lands of Holt Wilson, to a marked gum tree, thence along said Wilsons line down to the Public Road, at the Willow Branch croping the road to a ditch which empties into said Branch, thence along said ditch across the field to the woods thence through the woods to Cherry's line, in a direction that will divide said Plantation into two equal number of acres, thence along Cherry's line, Martins line, and Tabbs & Brittinghams line to Wallaces Point the place of beginning to him and his heirs forever, by his paying to Wm. B. Manning one hundred dollars and unto Jno T. Manning three hundred dollars.
I also give unto my son Matthew H. Manning my silver watch.
Thirdly, I give unto my son Absalom J. Manning the other half of my plantation, lying on the south of the half just willed to my son Matthew H. Manning to him and his heirs forever, by his paying unto my grandson Wm. Matthew Outten one hundred dollars and unto my grand daughter Mary Hodges White one hundred dollars.
Fourthly, I give unto my son John T. Manning one cow and calf or the value thereof to him and his heirs forever, also my gun.
Fifthly, I give unto my grand-daughter Mary Hodges White one feather bed to her and her heirs forever.
Sixthly: I give unto my negro man Caleb his freedom and my negro woman Jenny her freedom at my death.
I leave my negro man Harrison to be hired out for the term of eight years and then I give him his freedom. I leave my negro boy Jim to be hired out for the term of thirteen years and then I give him his freedom.
I leave my negro boy Joe to be hired out for the term of thirteen years and then I give him his freedom.
I leave my negro girl Alsey to be hired out for the term of ten years and then I give her, her freedom & give her children their freedom if any.
Seventhy, all the rest of my property either in doors or out of door, consisting of either cash notes or accounts after all of my just debts are paid, and after my executors shall have paid the expenses of enclosing my family burying ground with a good brickwall, I leave to be equally divided together with the profits arising from the hires of my negroes amongst my children and grand children, as follows, namely, Wm. B. Manning, Matthew H. Manning, Absalom J. Manning, Wm. Matthew Outten, Mary Hodges White and Canning B. Manning this division is to be made by my executors without a sale--and the money or whatelse I've given to Canning B. Manning is to be laid out for him, by my executors in schooling him & otherwise promoting his education, or as my executors may think best for promoting his interest.
Lastly, I appoint my sons Matthew H. Manning and Abalom J. Manning, executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other or former wills or testaments by me heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this the fifth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven.
Signed sealed published and declared, as and for the last will and testament of the above named Matthew Manning in presence of us
D. M. Veale
H. C. Deel
Thomas Culpeper
Reuben Culpeper
M. Manning
At a Court held for Norfolk County the 21st day of August 1837, This will and proved by the oaths of Henry C. Deel and Thomas Culpeper two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Absalom J. Manning and Matthew H. Manning the executors therein named the first by his note in writing the other in open Court, refused to take upon themselves the burthen of the execution thereof, and it is ordered that William B. Manning sheriff of this county take unto his hands the estate of the said Matthew Manning dec'd and administer the same according to law.
Teste: Wm. H. Wilson,c.c

33. Obituary: Norfolk & Portsmouth Herald, 13 Jan 1837, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 189,221 At his residence in Norfolk County, on Monday the 9th inst. MATTHEW MANNING, Esq. in the 67 year of his age. In the death of Mr. Manning, our community has lost one of its most valuable members. In his intercourse with society he was honest and sincere; just and benevolent, and urbane and courteous, and in his family, he was kind and indulgent; rendering his presence desireable, and his company pleasant. In the year 1805, he embraced religion, and united himself with the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he held the office of leader for many years, and of which he lived and died a worthy member, but he is gone to a more enduring inheritance, while his children are left to weep; yet they do not weep "without hope".

34. Land: Deed Book 62-289, 16 Sep 1837, Norfolk Co., Virginia. Absolum J. Manning sells to Matthew H. Manning land inherited from his father, the late Mathew Manning and adjoining lands given to Mathew H. Manning by father in same will.

35. Land: Deed Book 63-116, 8 May 1838, Norfolk Co., Virginia. Mathew H. Manning indentures 50 acres near Deep Creek adjoining Tabbs & Brittingham property, John Cherry property, James Martin property near Broad Marsh. [Shortly thereafter, land is owned by others. Did they get it in a foreclosure?]

36. Audit: 29 May 1842, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 222 James Murdaugh notes that estate of Matthew Manning was administered by Wm. B. Manning while he was sherriff of Norfolk County.

Children from this marriage were:

   144 M    i. William B. Manning [211] 223 was born in 1799 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 224 and died on 4 Feb 1839 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA 225 at age 40. The cause of his death was Pulmonary consumption.225

Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: member of the Virginia legislature. 185

2. Meeting: meeting to oppose the election of Gen. Andrew Jackson for President, 21 Nov1827, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 217 Herald--21 November 1827
Norfolk County Meeting
At a numerous meeting of the citizens of Norfolk County, opposed to the election of Gen. Andrew Jackson to the Presidency of the United States, convened at the Court House in Portsmouth, on Monday the 19th of Nov. 1827, the meeting being called to order, the Rev. Jesse Nicholson, a soldier of the revolution, was appointed Chairman, and John A. Chandler, Secretary.
The Chairman explained briefly the objects of the Assembly, and Holt Wilson, Esq. offered for adoption the following resolutions:
Resolved, 1st: That we entirely concur in the preamble and resolutions adopted by our fellow citizens at a meeting held on the 3rd inst. at Hickory Ground, in this county, and that we will use all fair and honorable means to promote the object of the said meeting;
Resolved, 2dly: That the Delegates appointed at the meeting to represent this county in the proposed anti-Jackson Convention to be held in Richmond on the 2d Tuesday in January next, be, and are hereby appointed Delegates in behalf of this meeting to the said Convention:
Resolved, 3dly: That ____ be and they are hereby appointed Delegates on behalf of this meeting to unite with the Delegates appointed at Hickory Ground to represent this county in the anti-Jackson Convention to be held in Richmond on the 2d Tuesday in January next:
Resolved, 4thly: That the gentlemen hereafter named, be added to the Corresponding Committee, appointed at Hickory Ground, whose duty it shall be to act in conjunction with the said Committee in securing the object of the said meeting.
The resolutions having been read, Gen. Robert B. Taylor, addressed the meeting in an animated, impressive and convincing argument, in which he exhibited the anti-republican nature of the caucus nomination by the Legislature, and the necessity of counteracting it by a ticket formed by Delegates elected for that purpose by the people in their primary assemblies. He then took a view of the biography of General Jackson, and while he extended to him the full need of praise and honor, for his glorious defense of his country, he at the same time exposed in bold relief his disqualifications from high civil office, as exhibited by his acts in almost every public station he has filled.
After General Taylor had concluded, the resolutions were again read and adopted unanimously, and the following gentlemen appointed Delegates under the third resolution: Col. William Wright, Thomas Talbot, Esq., and William B. Manning, Esq., and the following gentlemen appointed a committee under the fourth resolution:
John Thompson, Holt Wilson, Tapley Webb, George M. Bain, George Webb, Thos. Edwards, David Reynolds, John Collins Sr., H. Pendleton, Wm. Benthall, Robert Peed, James Reed, Beverly Bayton, John Talbot, Jesse Newcomb, Abel Llewelleng, George Wilson, John Gay, James Carr, Matthew Manning, Sr., William White, David Ruth, John P. Leigh, Jesse Nicholson
Resolved, 5thly: That the proceedings of this meeting be signed by the Chairman and Secretary, and published in the newspapers of the Borough of Norfolk.
Jesse Nicholson, Chairman
John A. Chandler, Sec'y

3. Occupation: appointed school commisioner for Norfolk County schools, 1834, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 226

4. Deed: deed of gift from father, Matthew Manning containing 25 acres, 1 Jan 1835, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 227 Grantor: Matthew Manning Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantee: my son, William B. Manning Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Date of Deed: 1 Jan 1835 Date Recorded: 1 June 1835
Consideration: $1.00
Signature or Marks: M. Manning
Witness: blank
Description: One half of my tract of land at the head of Julian Creek and being that portion of said tract lying to the north and running down to the old and new road, containing twenty five acres (not including one acre for the grave yard to the same more or less)

5. Summons: Wm. B. Manning required to issue summons against William Richardson, 5 Aug 1835, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 228 Butt vs S. Caps
Richardson
To Sept Rules 1835
Action of debt to record money due by single specialty--bail reg'd
Mind enough pay
Executed on the Deft 15th Augt 1835 who confessed a jail in the office
Wm. B. Manning, sheff
The Commonwealth of Virginia,
To the sheriff of Norfolk County, Greeting: We command you, that you take William Richardson if he be found within your Bailiwick, and him safely keep, so that you have his body at the Clerk's Office of our Circuit Superior Court of Law & Chancery for Norfolk County, on the first Monday in September next, to answer Robert B. Butts of a plea of debt for one hundred and forty six dollars and twelve and a half cents. damage fifty dollars
And have then there this write--Witness William H. Wilson, Clerk of our said Court, at his Office, this 5 day of Augt 1835, and in the 60 year of the Commonwealth.
Wm. H. Wilson

6. Occupation: appointed sheriff , 24 Mar 1836, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 229 Know all men by these presents that we Wm. B. Manning, J. W. Murdaugh, M. Manning, Kenny Spratt, Edwin White, John Williamson, Willis Hall, Wm. Barnard, C. Miller, Jno Harper, M. H. Manning, Andre Bartee, and John Q. Richardson are held & firmly bound unto his Excellency Littleton Waller Tazewell, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time and his successors in office for the use of the Commonwealth in the sum of thirty thousand dollars for the payment of which we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors & administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals and dated this 24th March 1836.
The condition of the above obligation is such that, whereas the above bound William B. Manning is constituted & appointed sheriff of the County of Norfolk by a commission from the Governor under the seal of the Commonwealth dated the 4th day of December last part, if therefore the said William B. Manning shall truly and faithfully collect account for and pay the taxes imposed by law and a neay of tanes due in the said County of Norfolk and shall trully and faithfully collect, account for and pay this militia fines imposed by law and anews of militia fines due in his said County of Norfolk, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Signed sealed & delivered in open court
Wm. B. Manning, J. W. Murdaugh, M. Manning, Henry Spratt, Edwin White, John Williamson, Willis Hall, Wm. Barnard, C. Miller, M. H. Manning, Hohn Harper, Andre Bartee, John Q. Richardson
At a Court held for Norfolk County on the 24th March 1836
This Bond was acknowledged by all the assigns thereto & ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Wm. K. Wilson, c.c.

Know all men by these presents that we Wm. B. Manning, J. W. Murdaught, M. Manning, Kenny Spratt, Edwin White, Jno. Williamson, Willis Hall, Wm. Barnard, C. Miller, Jno. Harper, M. H. Manning, Andre Bartee, and Jno. Q. Richardson are held and firmly bound unto his execellency Littleton W. Tazewell Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the terms being and his successors in office for the use of the said Commonwealth in the sum of thrity thousand dollars for the true payment of which we bind ourselves our heirs executors & administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents.
Sealed with our seals and dated this 21 March 1836.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above said William B. Manning is constituted and appointed Sheriff of the said County of Norfolk by Commission from the Governor under the seal of the Commonwealth dated the 4th day of December 1835 last part of therefore the said William B. Manning shall well and truly collect and receive all officers fees and dues put into his hands to collect & duly account for and pay the sum to the officers to which such fees are due respectively at such times as are prescribed and limited by law and shall will and truly execute and due return make of all process and processes when directed and pay and satisfy all ? of money and tabacco by him received by virtue of any such process to his person or persons to whom the same are due his or their executors or administrators or assigns and in all other things shall truly and faithfullyexecute and perform the said office of sheriff during the terms of his continuance thereon, then the above obligationbe void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Wm. B. Manning, J. W. Murdaugh, M. Manning, Kenny Spratt, Edwin White, John Williamson, Willis Hall, W. Barnard, C. Miller, John Harper, M. H. Manning, Andre Bartee, John Q. Richardson
At a Court held for Norfolk County on the 24th March 1836. This bond was acknowledged by all the obligns thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Wm. H. Wilson, c.c.

Know all men by these presents that we Wm. B. Manning, J. W. Murdaugh, M. Manning, Henry Spratt, Edwin White, Jno. Williamson, Willis Hall, Wm. Barnard, C. Miller, Jno. Harper, M. H. Manning, Andre Bartee, Jno. Q. Richardson are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency Littleton W. Tazewell Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being and his successors in office for the use of the said Commonwealth in the sum of thirty thousand dollars, for the true payment of which we bind ourselves and being executors & administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents:
Sealed with our seals and dated this 24th March 1836.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound William B. Manning is constitued & appointed sheriff of the County of Norfolk by a commission from the Governor under the seal of the Commonwealth dated the 4th day of December last part, if therefor the said William B. Manning shall well and truly collect all levies and poor rates and account for and pay the same in such manner as is by law directed and also all fines, forfeitures & ? accurring or becoming due to the Commonwealth in the said County and shall truly account for and pay the same to the Treasurer of the Commonwealth for the (section unreadable) Commonwealth in like manner as is or shall be directed ?? taxes and shall in all other things truly and faithfully execute the said office of sheriff during his continuance therein then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force & virtue.
Wm. B. Manning, J. W. Murdaugh, M. Manning, Henry Spratt, Edwin White, John Williamson, Willis Hall, Wm. Barnard, C. Miller, John Harper, M. H. Manning, Andre Bartee, John Q. Richardson
At a Court held for Norfolk County 24 day of March 1836. This bond was acknowledged by all the obligns thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Wm. H. Wilson, c.c.

7. Alt. Death: 29 Jan 1839. 105,185 Departed his life in Gosport on the 29th day of January 1839, Wm. B. Manning Esq. in the 40th year of his age. (Contradicts newspaper report.)

8. Obituary: 4 Feb 1839, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 230 Died--in Portsmouth, William B. Manning, in his 38th year, leaving wife and children

9. Obituary: 4 Feb 1839, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 230,231 Died In Portsmouth, of pulmonary consumption , Wm. B. Manning, Esq''r, in the 38th year of his age. In all the relations of life his character was truly exemplary--as a husband he was devoted and affectionate--as a father kind and indulgent, and as a citizen honest and upright. Having practised through life the golden and scriptural precept--" Do unto others as you would they should do unto you."

10. Census: U.S., 1840, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 1 male between 20-29.

11. Occupation: sherrif of Norfolk County, 29 May 1844, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 185,232,233 James Murdaugh notes that estate of Mathew Manning was administered by Wm. B. Manning while he was sheriff of Norfolk Co.

**note: this must be a different Wm. B. Manning, as this one died in 1839.--check!

William married Sophronia Sarah Wood Palmer [212] 235,236,237,238,239,240 [MRIN: 111], daughter of Captain Job Palmer [322] and Margaret Cummings [323], on 23 Apr 1832 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.234 Sophronia was born in 1817 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 236,237 and died on 13 Jun 1873 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA 241 at age 56. The cause of her death was jaundice.242

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage/children: 243 Sophronia Sarah Wood Palmer, my mother, married A. Judge Manning of Norfolk County, State of Virginia, settled in Portsmouth, left four children: Job Palmer, Sophronia Palmer, Fannie Annie and Matthew William Manning, children of her second husband, A. Judge Manning; and Margaret Palmer and Mary Hodges Manning children of William B. Manning, her first husband. My mother married two brothers. (A scrapbook page detailing many members of Palmer family and relations)

2. Marriage Bond: 23 Apr 1832, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 244 Know all men by these presents, that we William B. Manning and Matt. H. Manning are held and firmly bound unto Jno Floyd Esquire, Governor of this Commonwealth, in the just and full sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, to the payment whereof, well and truly to be made to the said Governor, and his successors in office, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated this 23rd day of April 1832.
The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be hand and solemnized between the above bound William B. Manning and Miss Sophronia S. W. Palmer.
Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtur.
Signed and sealed in presence of
Wm. H. Wilson
Wm. B. Manning
M. H. Manning
This is to permit the Clerk of Norfolk County Court to issue a license to Mr. Wm. B. Manning to marry my daughter Sophronia S. W. Palmer to whom I am now legally qualified guardian.
Given under my hand and seal the 23rd day of April 1832
Teste
John Williamson
M. H. Manning
Margaret Williamson
23rd April 1832 proved in oath by M. H. Manning a witness above
Wm. H. Wilson, c.c.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Census: 1850 U.S., Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 236

2. Residence: Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 236

3. Census: 1860 U.S., Jul 1860, Jefferson Ward, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 237

4. Residence: Jul 1860, Jefferson Ward, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 237

5. Census: 31 Aug 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 245 Sophronia S. W. , age 55, female, white, keeping house, born in Va.

6. Obituary: 21 Jun 1873, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 246 June 21, 1873--Mrs. Sophronia S. W. Manning, widow of the late Judge Manning, Washington & Clifford

7. Oath of Administration: 9 Aug 1873, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 247 Saturday, August 9th 1873
Present--The Hon. C. W. Hill, Judge
Administration on the estate of Mrs. Sophronia S. W. Manning, deceased, is granted to James D. Brady, who made oath and together with George W. Fauth, his surety (who justified an oath as to his sufficiency) entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of one thousand dollars with conditions according to law, which bond orderd to be recorded.

8. Appraisers: 9 Aug 1873, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 248 Saturday, August 9th 1873
Present: The Hon. C. W. Hill, Judge
It is ordered that Charles M. Clark, Wm. H. Wilder, Wm. N. Eaton, S. B. Kenney and C. S. Sturtevant or any three of them, being first duly sworn, appraise in current funds the present estate of mrs. Sophronia S. W. Manning, deceased and make report.

9. Inventory & Appraisement: 14 Aug 1873, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 249 An Inventory and Appraisement of the Personal Estate of Sophronia S. W. Manning deceased
City of Portsmouth
Aug. 14, 1873
We the undersigned, Wm. A. Eaton, S. B. Kenney and Chas. H. Sturtevant who were appointed by the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth on the day, A.D. 1873 to appraise the personal estate of S. S. W. Manning, deceased being first duly sworn, have appraised such Personal Estate as was produced to us, as follows:
Inventory of Articles
Basement
2 Tables $3.00 Stove $5. Safe $2. Chest .50 10.50
Stand .50 4 chairs 2.00 2.50
Sitting Room
Sideboard $3. Chair $1. Table $3. Stand $3. 10.00
Middle Hall
Table $3. 2 Chairs $1. Hall Lamp $2. 6.00
Parlor
Table $5. Sofa $6. Music stand $1. 12.00
5 Chairs $5. Carpet $10. Mirror $1.50 16.50
Entry or Upper Hall
Wardrobe $6.50 Trunk .50 Table .75 7.75
Back Chamber
Bedstead $4. Bedstead $1.50 Bureau $2. 7.50
Washstand .75 Clock $1.25 2.00
Total value carried forward 74.75
Amount of value brought forward 74.75
Front Chamber
Bedstead $7.50 Bureau $2.50 Washstand .50 10.50
Table $1 Feather Beds $40. Mattrasses $5.00 46.00
4 Pillows $10 2 Bolsters & Bed Covering $15. 25.00
8 Curtains $5. Carpet $5. Rug $2.50 12.50
$168.75
Wm. N. Easton
S. B. Kenney
Chas. N. Sturtevant
City of Portsmouth, to wit:
I, James D. Brady admin of the estate of Mrs. S. S. W. Manning deceased do certified that the foregoing inventory of the personal estate of Mrs. S. S. W. Manning, deceased embraces all the personal estate of said Mrs. S. S. W. Manning, deceased, which has come to my possession or knowledge, or which is under my management or subject to my authority, in my fiduciary character.
Jas. D. Brady
Admin
City of Portsmouth, to wit:
This 14th day of August 1873, personally appeared before me G. F. Edwards, a Commissioner in and for the City aforesaid Wm. N. Eaton, S. B. Kenney, Chas. H. Sturtevant who severally made oath that they and each of them, to the best of their ability, whould appraise such of the Personal Estate of S. S. W. Manning, deceased, as may be produced to them; and a true inventory of the same, and the value thereof, make and return according to law.
Given under my hand the day and year first above written.
G. F. Edwards, Comm'r
City of Portsmouth, to wit:
I, G. F. Edwards the Commissioner of Accounts of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth, do certify that the foregoing Inventory and Appraisement of the Personal Estate of S. S. W. Manning, deceased, as may be produced to them; and a true inventory of the same, and the value thereof, make and return according to law.
Given under my hand the day and year first above written.
G. F. Edwards, Comm'r
City of Portsmouth, to wit:
I, G. F. Edwards the Commissioner of Accounts of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth, do certify that the foregoing Inventory and Appraisement of the Personal Estate of S. S. W. Manning, deceased has been inspected by me and found to be in proper form, and I do on this 14th day of August 1873 approve the same.
G. F. Edwards
Commissioner of Accounts, Court of Hustings for the
City of Portsmouth
In the Clerks Office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth August 14th 1873. The foregoing Inventory and Appraisement of the Personal Estate of Sophronia S. W. Manning dec'd returned & filed in the said Clerks Office this day by G. F. Edwards Commissioner of Accounts is admitted to record.
Teste: Jas. D. Brady, c.c.

   145 M    ii. Matthew Hodges Manning [237] 250,251 was born on 26 Sep 1801 in Virginia 185,252 and died on 26 Sep 1850 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 185,253 at age 49.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: appointed sheriff, 18 Sep 1826, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 254 Know all men by these presents that we M. H. Manning and William B. Manning, are firmly bound unto his Excellancy John Tyler Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the just and full sum of one thousand dollars, current money of Virginia, to which payment well and truly to be made to the said Governor, or his succesors in office, we bind ourselves and each of us our and each of our heirs, executors and administrators jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 18th day of September 1826.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said M. H. Manning is by the court appointed Commissioner of the Revenue of Portsmouth and Elizabeth River Parishes in the County of Norfolk for the year 1827, & therefore the said M. H. Manning do and shall faithfully and impartially execute the said office of Commissioner of the Revenue as aforesaid according to law, then the above obligation to be void, or also to remain in full force and virture.
Signed, sealed and acknowledged in presence of
M. H. Manning
Wm. B. Manning
At a Court held for Norfolk County September 18th 1826. This Bond was acknowledged by M. H. Manning & Wm. B. Manning and ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Wm. Wilson, c.c.

2. Deed: brought 50 acres from Willam B. Manning, situate at Cook's Mill, Deep Creek, 10 Oct 1827, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 255 Grantor: Wm. B. Manning Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantee: Matthew H. Manning Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Date of Deed: 10 Oct 1827 Date Recorded: 17 Dec 1827
Consideration: $200.00
Signatures or marks: Wm. B. Manning
Witnesses: "blank:"
Description: a certain piece of land situate and lying near Cook's Mill at the head of Deep Creek containing fifty acres and being part of that undivided tract owned by the heirs of Culpepper and others to have and to hold the said piece of land

3. Occupation: appointed Commissioner of the Revenue, 17 Nov 1828, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 256 Know all men by these presents that we M. H. Manning and Wm. B. Manning are held and firmly bound unto Wm. B. Giles Governor of Chief Magistrate of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the just and full sum of one thousand dollars, to be paid to the said Governor and his succesors for the use of the Commonwealth; for the payment whereof will and truly to be made, we bind ourselves and each of us our and each of our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals and dated this 17th day Nov. 1828.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the Court of Norfolk County have appointed the above bound M. H. Manning Commissioner of the Revenue for the Parishes of Portsmouth and Elizabeth River in the said County for the term of one year, now if the said M. H. Manning shall faithfully perform the duties of the said office during the said term, then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
M. H. Manning
Wm. B. Manning
At a Court held for Norfolk County 17th November 1828
This Bond of Commissioner of Revenue was acknowledged & ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Wm. Wilson,c.c.

4. Occupation: named as a school teacher in a treasury report, 1834, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 257

5. Occupation: appointed Commissioner of Revenue, 21 Nov 1836, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 258 Know all nem by these presents that we Matthew H. Manning and William B. Manning are held and firmly bound unto Wymdham Robertson, Lieut. Governor acting as Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the just and full sum of one thousand dollars to be paid to the said Lieutenant Governor acting as Governor aforesaid & his successors in office for the use of the Commonwealth for which payment we bind ourselves and each of us in and each of our heirs executors & administrators jointly and severally firmly by thess presents.
Sealed with our seals and dated this 21 day of November 1836.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound Matthew H. Manning hath been appointed by the Court of Norfolk County Commissioner of the Revenue for the Parishes of Portsmouth in the said County of Norfolk for the term of one year. Now if the said Matthew H. Manning shall faithfully perform the duties of said office during the term aforesaid, then the above obligation to be void or elso to remain in full force & virtue.
Signed and sealed & acknowledged in presence of A. Emmerson Jr.
M. H. Manning
Wm. B. Manning
At a Court held for Norfolk Count on the 21 st November 1836. This bond was acknowledged by M. H. Manning & Wm. B. Manning the obligors thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Wm. H. Wilson, c.c.

6. Occupation: 18 Jan 1838. 259,260 Appointed Commissioner of Revenue for Parish of Portsmouth and Elizabeth River. Also 1836.

7. Deed: between Matthew H. Manning to Absalom J. Manning, 13 Aug 1838, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 261 Grantor: Matthew H. Manning
Grantee: Absalom J. Manning
Date of Deed: 13 August 1838 Date Recorded: 16 August 1838
Consideration: $300.00
Signatures or marks: Matthew H. Manning
Witnesses: "blank"
Description: a certain piece of land containing thirty acres more or less situate and lying in the Parish of Portsmouth being a part of a tract lately purchased by the said Matthew H. Manning of the said Absalom J. Manning and bounded as follows viz: Beginning at a mulberry tree standing on the side of the public road thence running across an old field and parrallel to said M. H. Manning field to the woods then through the woods in the same direction to the lands John Cherry thence turning to the right and running down Cherry's line to public road thence along said road to the place of beginning.

8. Census: 1840, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 262 Recorded in 1840 Census as M. H. Manning, household has only two males, one between 20 and 30 and one between 30 and 40. No women. 8 slaves, 1 m. under 10, 3 m btween 10-24; 2 m between 24-35; 1 m between 36 and 55; 1 female betwen 55 and 100. 3 employed in agriculture.

9. Poem: Verse to daughters, 29 May 1847, Gosport, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 263 To my Four Little Daughters

My four little daughters, so dear,
Thy names, in this album, I'll write,
My four little daughters so fair,
Instruction for thee I'll indite.

Missouri, mine eldest, give heed,
Unto the advice, Mynow give,
I'll sow in thine heart the best seed
Which, if ye'll but culture, will live

Mary Elizabeth, but thou art no more,
For thy maker hath call'd thee above,
Though it pained me, and made my heart sore,
Thou may act an angel of love.

Indiana, my third infant born,
Remember thy parents advice
Gather roses, but touch not the thorns,
Nor let sinners, to sin, thee entice.

Matthew Ann, my fourth daughter and last,
Take heed to they ways, in thy youth,
Shun wit, as thou wouldst the foul blast,
Love, virtue, religion and truth.

My lovely, sweet daughters, so dear,
They names written here, when you see,
Resolve of all sin to beware,
Remember the instructions from me.

Gosport, 29 May 1847 Matthew Hodges Manning

10. Occupation: clerk, 1850, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 264

11. Residence: Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 264

12. Census: US, 17 Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 265 M. H. Manning, age 48, male, clerk, born in Va.
Ann G. Manning, age 35, female, born in Va.
Missouri A. Manning, age 8, female, born in Va.
Indiana Manning, age 5, female, born in Va.

13. Obituary: Manning Family Bible, 26 Sep 1850, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 266 Died on the 26th day of September 1850 at daylight in morning after a long and lingering illness of many years of the Consumption Mr. Matthew H. Manning aged 49 years precisely leaving a wife, two daughters, an only brother and two sisters to mourn his departure. He was the 2nd son of Matthew Manning, Dec'd and one of the best men That ever did live for he was mild meek and modest and was never heard to complain in affliction or trouble sorrow or death and died a Christian and a true believer in the goodness of Jesus his God and Savior.

14. Audit: 26 May 1855, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 267 Notes that estate of Matthew H. Manning is $365.19 in deficit.

15. Real Estate Ad: Manington, 8 Oct 1867, Norfolk, Norfolk (city), Virginia, USA. 193 Real Estate
For Rent--I wish to rent out on shares the coming year, to some one well acquainted with the business of Trucking, the Farm called "Manington",
Situated about five miles from Portsmouth, on the road between that place and the village of Deep Creek---This Farm is in very good order, well fenced and well drained. Every acre in cultivation will be manured this year, which will enhance its value the coming season.--The soil is well adapted to the purposes of trucking. I think as a market farm it is equal to any in the surrounding country.
Julian's Creek is about a quarter of a mile from the Farm, on which there are several labelings at distance of not more than a half mile, where boats can take off marketing for shipment.
The short distance to Portsmouth, and goodness of the road, render it very convenient for daily market.
There is also attached to the Farm a very fine Orchard of Peaches and one of Apples.
The Mansion House will be reserved, but there is a very comfortable dwelling in the yard, which can be occupied by the farmer.
Virginia F. Hughlett

Matthew married Ann Goodson Singleton [188] 269,270,271,272,273 [MRIN: 38] on 28 Jan 1841 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.268 Ann was born on 2 Feb 1811 in Gloucester Co., Virginia 185,269,270,274 and died on 24 Nov 1882 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA 185,275 at age 71. The cause of her death was malarial fever.270

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage Bond: 28 Jan 1841, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 276 Know all men by these presents that we Matthew H. Manning and William Outten are held and firmly bound unto Thomas W. Gilmer Esquire, Governor of this Commonwealth, in the just and full sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, to the payment whereof well and truly to be made to the said Governor, and his successors in office, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated this 28 day of January 1841.
The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be had and solemninzed between the above bound Matthew H. Manning and Miss Ann G. Singleton.
Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said Marriage, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Signed and sealed in presence of
Arthur Emmerson
M. H. Manning
William Outten
The above bound Wm. OUtten made oath before me that the above named Ann G. Singleton is above the age of twenty one years.
Arthur Emmerson,d.c.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Birth: 35 in 1850 and 39 in 1860 censuses.

2. Census: 1850 U.S. , Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 264

3. Residence: Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 269

4. Census: 1860 U.S., Jul 1860, Jefferson Ward, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 277 Ann G. Manning, age 39, female, seamtress, value of personal property: 40, born in Va.
Gura A. Manning, age 17, female, born in Va., attended school within year
Indiana A. Manning, age 14, female, born in Va., attended school within year

5. Residence: Jul 1860, Jefferson Ward, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 274

6. Occupation: seamtress, Jul 1860, Jefferson Ward, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 252

7. Census: U.S., 1870, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 278 Ann G. Manning, age 56, female, white, occupation: keeping house, born in Va.
Missouri A. Manning, age 23, female, white, at home, born in Va.
Indiana A. Manning, age 22, female, white, at home, born in Va.

8. Census: U.S., 1 Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 279 Ann G. Manning, white, female, age 70, mother, widowed, occupation: keeping house, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Missouri Manning, white, female, age 34, daughter, single, occupation: sewing, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Alice Manning, white, female, age 28, daughter, single, occupation: seamtress, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.

9. Residence: Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 273

10. Occupation: keeping house, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 273

11. Residence: Crawford near Henry, 1882, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 280 Ann Manning, wid Mathew h Crawford nr Henry

12. Alt. Death: 24 Nov 1882, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. . Source of Information: Portsmouth Deaths, 1882, page 4, line 12. RECHECK. From Lib. of Va. online database of statewide marriage records.

   146 F    iii. Margaret Wright Manning [96] 281,282,283 was born in 1803,185,282 died in 1866 185,282,284 at age 63, and was buried in 1866 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA.282,284

Noted events in her life were:

1. Census: U. S., 1860, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 285 Margaret Outten, age 56, female, white, vaule of real estate: 10,000, value of personal property: 14,000, born in Va.
Maggie A. Outten, age 16, female, white, born in Va., attends school
Mgt. Chalberlain, age 46, female, white, value of personal property: 25, born in Ireland

2. Slave census: slave census, 1860, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 286 Margaret Outten
number of slaves: 1 Age: 16 Sex. Female Color: black

3. Present: Margaret Chamberlain, 1860, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 252 Mgt. Chamberlain, 46, F, personal property, 25, b. Ireland living with Margaret Outten in 1860 census. Manning bible says: Died Mrs. Margaret Chamberlain formerly Mrs. Fritton at the residence of Mr. Wm Outen in the summer of 1861. Mrs. Chamberlain was an esteemed member of the family for about twenty years

4. Present: U.S. Cenus, 1860, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 252 Maggie A., 16, F, b. Va., living with Margaret Outten. Is she a daughter?

5. Land Assessement: Lot # 124, 1860, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 287 Name: Mrs. Margaret W. Outten Residence: Portsmouth
Lot # 124 Town: Portsmouth
Value of building: 2,500 Value of lot including building: 3,000
Amount of tax on lot: 12.00

6. Land Assessement: Lot # 124, 1861, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 288 Name: Mrs. Margt Outten Residence: Portsmouth
Lot # 124 Town: Portsmouth
Value of building: 2,500 Value of lot including building: 3,000
Amount of tax on lot: 12.00

Margaret married William Outten [253] 283,291 [MRIN: 48], son of George Outten [1740] and Susanah [1739], on 30 May 1833 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 289.,290 William was born on 4 Sep 1796,284,291 died on 9 Jul 1859 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA 185,284,291,292 at age 62, and was buried on 11 Jul 1859 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA.291,293 The cause of his death was Diphtheria.294

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: 30 May 1833, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 295,296 Married in Norfolk County, on Thursday evening last by the Rev. Arthur Cooper, Mr. Wm. Outten of Portsmouth, to Miss Margaret W. oldest daughter of Matthew Manning, Esqr. of the former place.

Marriage Notes: MARRIAGE BOND: Outten-Manning marriage, Norfolk Co. Marriage Bonds 1833-1836, page 19, Microfilm reel # 76, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va.:
Know all men by these presents, that we William Outten and Jas. G. Tanner are held and firmly bound unto Jno. Floyd Esquire, Governor of this Commonwealth, in the just and full sum of One hundred and fifty dollars; to the payment whereof, well and truly to be made to the said Governor and his successors in office, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated this 30th day of May 1833.
The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound William Outten and Miss Margaret Manning. Now, if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virture.
William Outten
Jas. G. Tanner
Signed and sealed in presence of
Wm. A. Wilson
Jas. G. Tanner made oath before me that the above Margt. Manning is above the age of twenty one years.
Wm. A. Wilson

Noted events in his life were:

1. Celebration: hosts public dinner at the COTTAGE, 4 Jul 1823, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 297 Beacon--July 1, 1823
Anniversary Dinner--The subscriber respectfully informs his fellow citizens, that he will prepare a public dinner, at the COTTAGE, in Portsmouth, on the 4th inst., the Anniversary of American Independence, to which he invites their subscription; and those of the military generally. He assures such as may be disposed to celebrate the day in this manner, that no effort will be spared to render the entertainment worthy of their patronage.
William Outten

2. Celebration: prepares dinner in celebration of 4th of July, 7 Jul 1823, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 298 Beacon--7 July 1823
Celebration at Portsmouth--The Portsmouth Rifle Company, commanded by Captain William P. Young, met at their usual parade ground, about half past 9 o'clock in the morning of the 4th inst. to comemmorate the Anniversary of their Country's freedom. After performing some handsom evolutions, with that promptness and precision which distinguish the well trained soldier, they marched to the Point near the Ferry Wharf and fired a National Salute, in their accustomed good style. Thence they moved to the Baptist Meeting House, where an appropriate discourse was delivered by the Rev'd Mr. Woodson, after which they repaired to the Cottage, and with a number of their fellow citizens, partook of a sumptuous dinner, prepared for the occasion by Mr. Wm. Outten. Major John Kay presided, assisted by Lieut. Edwards. A number of patriotic sentimental toasts gave additional zest to the entertainment, and at half past 4 o'clock the company retired in very good order, with the pleasing reflection that the occasion was marked by no excess, nor any occurrence calculated to give alloy to this "feast of reason."

3. Census: U.S., 1830, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 299 8 males--age 20-29
1 male--age 30-39
1 female--age 0-4
1 female--20-29
1 female--age 40-49

4. Meeting: Portsmouth Female Aid Society "Fair", 13 Jun 1833, Gosport, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 300 Beacon--June 13, 1833
The Portsmouth Female Aid Society will hold a FAIR, in the basement rooms of the new mansion of Mr. Wm. Outten, in Gosport, the day on which the Delaware ship of the line is docked.

5. Meeting: Portsmouth Female Society "FAIR", 17 Jun 1833, Gosport, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 301 Herald, June 17, 1833
The Portsmouth Female Society proposes to open a Fair in the basement rooms of the new mansion of Mr. Wm. OUtten, in Gosport, on Monday next, at 11 o'clock, to continue some days.

6. Census: U.S., 1840, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 302 1 malke, 30-39; 1 m. 40-46; 1 f, 10-14; 1 f, 30-39; 1 f, 70-7; 1 free colored male, 0-9.

7. Election: elected trustee of town of Portsmouth, 7 Apr 1843, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 303 Beacon, April 7, 1843
The following citizens were elected Trustees of the Town of Por tsmouth on Saturday list:
George Chambers, Wm. Outten, John S. White, John M. Foster, Samuel Watts, James M. Binford, Miles W. Minter, Jethro A. Jenkins, Richard W. Baugh

8. Town meeting: appointed to committee to address the condition of the town, 22 Oct 1846, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 304 Beacon--22 October 1846
Town Meeting
A large and respectable meeting of the citizens of Portsmouth, was held at the Town Hall on Monday evening, Oct. 19th, agreeable to public notice. At the proper time, A. F. Cunningham called the meeting to order; and on his motion, James Murdaugh, Esq. was called to the Chair, and I.C. Schoolfield was appointed Secretary.
The Chairman stated the object of the meeting in a brief address, in which he touchinly adverted to the present embarrassed condition of Portsmouth, and urged the importance of vigorous and united action, in order that our accustomed presperity might be attained.
A. F. Cunningham also addressed the meeting in a forcible and animated manner; previous to resuming his seat, on his motion, a Committee of twenty-five was appointed to deliberate on matters pertaining to the interests of the Town, and to report such action as they deem expedient and desirable at a subsequent meeting. The following gentlemen were appointed as the Committee:
John Cocke, John Nash, David Friffiths, Sam'l Watts, James M. Binford, John A. Chandler, Samuel M. Wilson, A. F. Cunningham, Wm. I. Cocke, Wm. H. Wilson, Robert Dickson, B.O'Neill, Wm. Outten, Charles Etheridge, Wm. W. Davis, Thos. Brooks, Jr., John G. Hatton, Jethro A. Jenkins, Arthur Emmerson, Stephen Cowley, John W. Collins, Jas. Tompkins, John Talbot, H. V. Niemeyer, and Wm. Benthall.
On motion of John S. Stubbs, the Chair and Secretary were added to the committee.
On motion of Stephen Cowley, and committee of ten were apppinted to devise some plan for the liquidation of the Town debt. The following gentlemen compose the committee.
Stephen Cowley, Richard W. Baugh, John S. Stubbs, John Accinelly, Robert W. Young, Holt Wilson, Jr., Miles W. Minter, Chas. A. Grice, James Jarvis, and Wm. I. Cocke.
On motion the meeting adjourned.
James W. Murdaugh, Chairman

9. Election: elected trustee of Portsmouth, 19 Jun 1849, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 305 Argus--June 19, 1849
Election of Trustees of Portsmouth--The election held in Portsmouth on Saturday, pursuant to an act of the Legislature, resulted in the choice of the following Board of Trustees, to serve until the first Saturday in April 1850
Joseph Bourke, D. P. Daughtrey, Wm. W. Davis, William Outten, Amos Edwards, John L. Porter, Wm. Portlock, John Cocke, John R. Cooke

10. Deed: between William Outten & Thomas N. Mercer, 24 Oct 1850, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 306 This Deed made the twenty-fourth day of October 1850, between William Outten and Margaret W. his wife of the one part, and Thomas N. Mercer of the other part witnesseth, that for and in consideration of the love and affection which the said William Outten and Margaret W. his wife have for the said Thomas N. Mercer, and for the further consideration of the sum of five dollars to them in hand paid, they the said William Outten and Margaret W. his wife do grant unto the said Thomas N. Mercer all that certain lot of land situate in the town of Portsmouth on Dinwiddie Street, it being the same lot of which which was conveyed to the said William Outten by John S. White and wife by deed of record in the Clerk's office of Norfolk County Court and the said William Outten and Margaret W. his wife hereby release to the said Thomas N. Mercer all their claims in the said lot of land witness the following signatures and seals.
William Outten
Margaret W. Outten
State of Virginia, Norfolk County to wit:
We, Richard W. Baugh and Dempsey Nash Justices of the peace for the county aforesaid in the State of Virginia do certify that Margaret W. Outten the wife of William Outten whose names are signed to the writing alone, bearing date on the 24th day of October 1850 personally appeared before us in the county aforesaid and being examined by us privily and apart from her husband and having the writing aforesaid fully explained to her, she the said Margaret W. Outten acknowledged the said writing to be her act, and declared that she had willingly executed the same and does not wish to retract it. Given under our hands this 27th day of October 1850.
Richard W. Baugh J.P.
Dempsey Nash, J. P.
In the Clerk's Office of Nortolk County Court the 26th day of October 1850. This Deed was acknowledged by William Outten & party thereto and together with the certificate annexed of the privy examination and acknowledged of the June court admitted to record.
Teste: Wm. J. Howland, d.c.

11. Land Assessement: Lot # 124, 1851, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 307 Name: Wm. Outten
Residence: Portsmouth Estate: fee simple
Lot # 124
Value of building: 2,500 Value of lot & building: 3,000
Yearly rent of lots: 200 Tax: 5.76
Lot # 124
Value of building: 500 Value of lot & building: 700
Yearly rent of lot: 60 Tax: 1.73

12. Land Assessement: Lot # 124, 1852, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 308 Name: Wm. Outten
Residence: Portsmouth Estate: fee simple
Lot # 124
Value of building: 500 Value of lot & building: 700
Tax: 1.26
Lot # 124
Value of building: 2,500 Value of lot & building: 3,000
Tax: 5.40

13. Land Assessement: Lot # 124, 1853, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 309 Name: William Outten
Residence: Portsmouth Estate: fee simple
Lot # 124
Value of building: 2,500 Value of lot & building: 3,000
Tax: 6.00
Lot # 124
Value of building: 500 Value of lot & building: 700
Tax: 1.40

14. Land Assessement: Lot # 124, 1854, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 310 Name: William Outten
Residence: Portsmouth Estate: fee simple
Lot # 124
Value of building: 2,500 Value of lot & building: 3,000
Tax: 6.00
Lot # 124
Value of building: 500 Value of lot & building: 700
Tax: 1.40

15. Land Assessement: Lot # 124, 1855, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 311 Name: William Outten
Residence: Portsmouth Estate: fee simple
Lot # 124
Value of building: 2,500 Value of lot & building: 3,000
Tax: 6.00
Lot # 124
Value of building: 500 Value of lot & building: 700
Tax: 1.40

16. Election: nominated councilman for the Know Nothing Party, 28 Mar 1856, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 312 Argus--March 28, 1856
Nominations of the Know Nothing Party: For Mayor James C. White
For Councilmem: John S. Stubbs, Archibald Hudgins, John C. Neaville, William Outten, William G. Webb, James Brown Sr., Smith C. Herbert, Edward Wilkins, Stephen Cowley, Robert G. Gale, William Emmerson, Samuel J. Staples, William H. Buchannan.
Mr. Benjamin Spratley is the Independent candidate for the office of Mayor.

17. Land Assessement: Lot # 124, 1856, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 313 Name: William Outten Estate: fee simple
Lot # 124
Value of building: 2,500 Value of lot including building: 3,000
Amount of tax on lot: 12.00

Lot # 124
Value of building: 500 Value of lot including building: 700
Amount of tax on lot: 2.80

Lot # 124
Value of building: 500 Value of lot including building: 700
Amount of tax on lot: 2.80

18. Land Assessement: Lot # 124, 1857, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 314 Name: Wm. Outten Lot # 124
Value of building: 2,500 Value of lot including building: 3,000
Amount of tax on lot: 12.00

Lot # 124
Value of building: 500 Value of lot including building: 700
Amount of tax on lot: 2.80

Lot # 124
Value of building: 500 Value of lot including building: 700
Amount of tax on lot: 2.80

Lot # 124
Value of building: 700 Value of lot including building: 800
Amount of tax on lot: 3.60

19. Land Assessement: Lot # 124, 1858, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 315 Name: William Outten Residence: Portsmouth
Town: Portsmouth Estate: fee simple
Lot # 124
Value of building: 2,500 Value of lot including building: 3,000
Amount of tax on lot: 12.00

Lot # 124
Value of building: 500 Value of lot including building: 700
Amount of tax on lot: 2.80

Lot # 124
Value of building: 500 Value of lot including building: 700
Amount of tax on lot: 2.80

Lot # 124
Value of building: 700 Value of lot including building: 900
Amount of tax on lot: 3.60

20. Will: 26 Feb 1859, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 292 I, William Outten of the City of Portsmouth in the State of Virginia do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say:
1st Item: I devise to my wife Margaret W. Outten during her natural life all that portion of the lot of land where I now reside in the City of Portsmouth commencing at the south west corner of Dinwiddie and Crab Streets and running along Dinwiddie Street south sixty feet, thence west parallel with Crab Street ninety five feet, thence north sixty feet to Crabb Street, thence east along Crabb Street ninety five feet to the beginning, and at the death of my said wife, I devise the same to my daughter Maragaret A. W. Outten, and the residue of the said lot I devise to my said daughter Margaret A. W. Outten to her and her heirs forever-
2nd Item: I have given a house and lot in the City of Portsmouth to my son in law Doct. Thomas N. Mercer, which I regard as a due proportion of my real estate to his wife (who is my daughter) which is not to be bought into Hotchpot, if the law should have required without this clause, and I give to my daughter Mary Jane Mercer (wife of the said Doct Thomas N. Mercer) one thousand and five hundred dollars to build a house on the corner of King and Dinwiddie Street if she shall devire to do so which I advise should be done and if she does not choose so to appropriate the said sum of fifteen hundred dollars, yet nevertheless she is to have the said sum of fifteen hundred dollars.
3rd Item: I give and bequeath unto my wife Margaret W. Outten a pair of horses and a carriage, which she may choose from them owned by me; also all my household and kitchen furniture to her, her executors and administrators formerly.
4th Item: I give and bequeath to my said wife Margaret W. Outten for and during the term of her natural life, negroes Mary Eliza, Davy, Max, Solomon, Margaret, Sarah, Old George, Charlotte and her three children; also my shares in the Portsmouth Insurance Company somewhere about ninety eight shares; and also fifteen hundred dollars of Virginia State stock and at the death of my said wife I give negro Davy to my daughter Margaret A. W. Outten and the rest of the said negroes given to my said wife by this clause of my will at her death are to be equally divided between my two daugthers, Mary Jane Mercer and Margaret A. W. Outten only intending to give to my said wife the annual interest and dividends of the said stocks.
5th Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Jane Mercer negroes Dolly, Mariah, Rachael Emma and her child Isaac (the husband of Dolly), Cyrus and John, also forty share of stock in the Merchants & Mechanics Savings Bank of Portsmouth, to her her executors and administrators forever.
6th Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret A. W. Outten the following negroes Lambert, Ellie, Bob, Courtney, Hannah, Old Mary & her daughter Mary, and young Mary's child; also forty one shares of the stock of the Portsmouth Savings Fund Society in Portsmouth to her, her executors and administrators forever.
7th Iten: I require and direct my executrix & executor hereinafter to be appointed, to take care of and support my old negroes Charity and Old Mary, out of my estate, or out of the money that I may leave and bonds due me.
8th Item: I desire and request my executrix and executor hereinafter to be appointed to have the burying ground for the family inclosed with a good iron railing and marble slab put over the graves of my children and mother who are their buried and also of my brother.
9th Item: I request and desire that there shall be no appraisement of my estate.
10th Item: The rest and residue of my estate of every character and description, I give to my wife Margaret W. Outten and my two daughters Mary Jane Mercer and Margaret A.W. Outten to be equally divided among them.
11th & Lastly: I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my wife Margaret W. Outten executrix and my son in law Doctor Thomas N. Mercer executor of this my last will and testament; hereby revoking all other or former wills and testaments by me heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty sixth day of February in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine.
Wm. Outten
Signed sealed published and declared as and for the last Will and Testament of the above named William Outten in the presence of us, both of us being present at the same time
James Murdaugh
James. W. Mathews
G. H. Dashiell
At the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth held on the 2nd day of August 1859. This last will and testament of William Outten decd was proved by the oaths of James Murdaugh, James W. Matthews and George H. Dashiell the subscibing witness thereto and ordered to be recorded. And at the same Court continued by adjoinment and held on the 3rd day of August 1859, on the motion of Margaret W. Outten the executrix and Thomas N. Mercer the executor therein named who made oath thereto, the said Margaret W. Outten together with James G. Hodges her security entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of thirty thousand dollars with condition according to law and the said Thomas N. Mercer togethr with Bernard O'Neill his security entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of thirty thousand dollars with condition according to law, which bonds are ordered to be recorded. Certificate is granted the said Margaret W. Outten and Thomas N. Mercer for obtaining a probate of said will in due form.
Teste: Arthur Emmerson cc

21. Land Assessement: Lot # 124, 1859, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 316 Name: Wm. Outten Residence: Portsmouth
Estate: fee simple Lot # 124
Town: Portsmouth
Value of building: 2,500 Value of lot including building: 3,000
Amount of tax on lot: 12.00

Lot # 124 Town: Portsmouth
Value of building: 500 Value of lot including building: 700
Amount of tax on lot: 2.80

Lot # 124 Town: Portsmouth
Value of building: 500 Value of lot including building: 700
Amount of tax on lot: 2.80

Lot # 124 Town: Portsmouth
Value of building: 700 Value of lot including building: 900
Amount of tax on lot: 3.60

22. Residence: Dinwiddie Street, 1859, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 293

23. Organizations: member of the Order of the Odd Fellows, 1859, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 293

24. Occupation: retired merchant, 1859, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 294

25. Obituary: 12 Jul 1859, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 317 Odd Fellow's Funeral--The Odd Fellows yesterday paid the last tribute of respect to their deceased brother, Mr. William Outten. The funeral sermon was preached at the family residence on Dinwiddie street, by Rev. Chas. H. Hall, after which the corpse was borne to the new cemetery, where the solemn services of the Order of which he was a member were performed. The procession was full and may be regarded as representing the high estimate in which the deceased was held here.--Portsmouth Transcript

26. Funeral: of William Outten, 13 Jul 1859, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 318 Argus--July 13, 1859
Funeral Solemonities--The transcript says, the funeral of Mr. William Outten, which took place last Sunday, was arranged according to the request of the deceased. The family servants, thirty or forty in number, occupied positions in the procession next to the hearse, and we are told by a friend who attended the rites and the graveyard, that he never witnessed more sincere grief than was evinced by them at the loss of their master. Bob Butt, the "Old Sexton", who has been "gathering them in" for long years agone, conducted the arrangement.

27. Mortality census: mortality census, 1860, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 319 Wm. Outten, age 64, male
Born in Virginia Month of death: July
Occupation: ret. merchant
Cause of death: diphtheria
*Note: census taken of those who died the year before the census year

28. Estate papers: 29 Aug 1860, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 320 Estate of William Outten deceased
In a/c with T. N. Mercer & Margaret W. Outten excer
1859
By dividends from Portsmouth Insurance Company stock to
1 July 1859 received by T. N. Mercer $66.00
By dividends from Portsmouth Sav Fund Society to 1 July 1859
received by T. N. Mercer 57.40
By dividends from Merchants & Mechanics Sav Bk to 1 July 1859
received by T. N. Mercer 40.00
29 August 1859
By Amt. of sales made by Whitehead & McLean auctioners &
received by Mrs. Outten 155.60
By cash from Mw. R. Hanraban negro hire fro 1858 recd by Mrs. Outten 41.60
To pd by Margt W. Outten Ned Scott a/c 100.00
1 September 1859
To pd by Margt W. Outten J. A. Jenkins a/c 37.14
To pd by Margt W. Outten-Rev. Hall funeral 10.00
3 September 1859
To pd by Margt W. Outten-W. J. Westwoods a/c 27.00
26 September 1858
To pd by Margt W. Outten-Whitehead & Cos. a/c 36.27
To pd by Margt W. Outten--State tax 1859 38.78
By cash from Whitehead & McLean on a/c of sales recd by Mrs. Outten 8.65
4 October 1859
By cash from Wm. H. Gesbon on a.c of hire of Solomon for the
year 1859 received by Margt W. Outten 65.00
18 October 1859
By cash from James W. Richardson on a/c hire of Margaret for
1859, received by Margt W. Outten 25.00
18 November 1859
By cash from Wm. Taylor on a/c of hire of Coatney for year 1859
received by Margt W. Outten 30.00
$249.19 $489.25
14 December 1859
To pd by T. N. Mercer part of account due to A. K. Meredith 263.00
31 December 1859
By cash from C. F. Grimes interest on bond recd by Thos. N. Mercer 24.00
1 January 1860
By cash received by Thos. N. Mercer from Merchants & Mechanics
Savings Bank of Portsmouth 1135.80
By cash received by Thos. N. Mercer from Portsmouth Sav Fund Soc. 409.20
By amt of note of Wm. R. Hanrahan received by Thos. N. Mercer 90.00
By cash from Bank of Virginia on payment of note of Pettijohn &
Hobday recd by Thos. N. Mercer 150.50
By cash from Merchants & Mechanics Sav Bk recd by Thos. N. Mercer 29.95
To pd Thos. N. Mercer legacy to his wife with interest paid by
T. N. Mercer 1545.00
6 January 1860
To pd J. B. Campbell for medicines etc paid by
Margaret W. Outten 1.50
By cash from Saml Hoffler for hire of John 1859 recd by Mrs. Outten 100.00
By cash from Saml Hoffler for hire of Mary 1859 recd by Mrs. Outten 71.00
By cash from Wm. M. Gisbon bal hire of Sol. 1859 recd Mrs. Outten 32.50
By bal. amt. sales made by Whitehead & Co. 45.94
By cash from E. W. Hardy for hire of Lambert 1859 recd by Mrs. Outten 150.00
To pd by Margt W. Outten-Dr. Maupin's a/c 246.00
To pd by Margt. W. Outten-A. W. Wilson's a/c 91.88
Amounts to be carried forward $2396.57 $2728.14
January 1860
Amounts brought forward $2396.57 $2728.14
20 January 1860
To pd by Margt W. Outten a/c of H. Buff 30.15
To pd by Margt W. Outten a/c of H. Buff 15.77
To pd by Margt. W. Outten a/c of Jesse Culpepper's a/c 2.00
To pd by Margt. W. Outten a/c of Saml Hoffler's a/c 3.50
9 February 1860
By cash from Mr. Taylor bal hire Courtney received by Margt W. Outten 30.00
16 February 1860
By cash from Wm. B. Collins int: on bond of $1000 to Jany 1860
recd by Margaret W. Outten 60.00
By cash from Wm. B. Collins bal due on note for negro hire for 1858
recd by Margt W. Outten 64.05
By cash from Wm. B. Collins negro hire for the year 1859; received
by Margt W. Outten 120.90
By cash from Jas. W. Richardson, balance of negro hire for 1859
received by Margt W. Outten 18.75
20 February 1860
To pd by Margt W. Outten note with int due Margaret Chamberlain 196.54
3 April 1860
To pd by Margt W. Outten a/c of Dr. Barrand 2.00
7 April 1860
To pd by Margt W. Outten a/c M. F. Daughtrey 1.00
May 1860
To pd by Dr. Mercer a/c of D. D. Fiske 12.00
1 July 1860
By cash from Portsmouth Savings Fund Society drawn by
Margaret W. Outten 1413.37
By cash from Geo. R. Snead negro hire for 1859 recd by Mrs. Outten 150.00
By cash from A. R. Meredith amt. due bill recd by Mrs. Outten 7.00
$2659.53 $4591.91
1 July 1860
By hire of Isaac from July 1859 to January 1, 1860 received by
Margaret W. Outten 55.87
By hire of Dolly from July 1859 to January 1, 1860 received by
Margaret W. Outten 18.00
By hire of Charlotte from July 1859 to January 1, 1860 received by
Margaret W. Outten 25.00
By hire of Mary from July 1859 to January 1, 1860 received by
Margaret W. Outten 17.00
26 July 1860
To pd by Margaret W. Outten bal due A. R. Meredith 358.43
To pd by Dr. Mercer a/c of G. W. Smith 5.00
To pd by Dr. Mercer a/c of Bohlken & Kearns 1.88
30 July 1860
To pd Geo. W. Grice, Mayor fine etc paid by Margt W. Outten 3.00
To pd by Margt W. Outten for clothes, blanket etc for Davy
in 1859 10.00
To pd by Margaret W. Outten for clothes, blanket etc for Cage
in 1859 10.00
31 July 1860
By cash from W. Molden negro hire for 1859 recd by Mrs. Outten 41.40
By cash for hire of Davy from July 1 to Jany 1860 recd by Mrs. Outten 55.87
1 August 1860
To paid by Margt W. Outten for necessary support of Old Mary
from 1 January to date at $4 per month 28.00
To paid by Margt. W. Outten for the necessary support of
Old Charity from 1 Januy to date at $4 per month 28.00
$3103.84 $4805.05
29 August 1860
To paid by Dr. Mercer post office a/c 1.70
To paid by Dr. Mercer med a/c 250.00
To paid by Dr. Mercer-Bob Butts a/c 15.00
To paid by Mrs. Outten-J. Murdaugh's a/c 10.00
To paid by Mrs. Outten-Com. fee 15.00
To 5 per cent Commissions on receipts 240.25
To Balance due estate 1169.26
$4805.05 $4805.05
Distributee a/c
29 August 1860
By balance due estate $1169.26
To due Margt W. Outten $389.75 1/3
To due T. N. Mercer in right of his wife Mary Jane 389.75 1/3
To due legal guardian of Margt A. W. Outten (orphan) 389.75 1/3
$1169.26 $1169.26
Commissioners Office Portsmouth Augt. 29, 1860
To Court of Hustings for City of Portsmouth:
Your Commissioner reports to the Court that on the date hereof T. N. Mercer and Margaret W. Outten executor & executrix of Wm. Outten decd; exhibited before your Commissioner a statement of all the money which they had received or become chargeable with or had disbursed. That the Commissioner embraced said executor and executrix in the list of fiduciaries whose accounts were before him for settlement, which was posted at the front door of the Court House of said City in pursuance of law, and on the date hereof made up and completed the foregoing account and finds of balance of $1169.26, which has been distributed to parties entitled according to Distributer account annexed. The account is supported by satisfactory vouchers and is herewith returned. That the said executor and executrix have given such bond as the law requires and is in a penalty and with securities sufficient.
Given under my hand as Commissioners of said Court on the day and year first aforesaid,
C. W. Murdaugh, Comr in Chy
At the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth held on the 4th day of December 1860
The foregoing account of T. N. Mercer Executor and Margaret W. Outten Executrix of William Outten decd filed in the Clerk's Office of this Court on the 21st day of December 1860 by C. W. Murdaugh Commissioner and no exceptions being filed thereto the same was examined and confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Arthur Emmerson, c.c.

   147 M    iv. Kedar D. Manning [680] 185 was born in 1805 185 and died on 15 Sep 1822 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 185 at age 17.

   148 M    v. Absalom Judge Manning [210] 239,240,321 was born on 16 Mar 1807 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 185,321,322,323,324 and died on 16 Apr 1871 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA 238,325 at age 64. The cause of his death was consumption.321

Noted events in his life were:

1. Deed: between A. Judge Manning & William H. H. Hodges, 27 Aug 1837, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 326 Grantor: A. Judge Manning & Sopronia S. W., his wife
Grantee: William H. H. Hodges
Date of Deed: 27 August 1837 Date Recorded: 3 September 1837
Consideration: $300.00
Signatures or marks: A. Judge Manning S.S. W. Manning
W. H. H. Hodges, trustee
Witnesses: "blank"
Description: all that certain house, and lot of land situate in that part of Portsmouth called New Town and bounded follows: beginning at the east corner of Samuel Hoffler's lot and running thence westwardly along said lot one hundred and twenty feet to Henry Hall's lot, thence along said lot and Samuel Turner's lot forty five feet thence northwardly to James May's lot, thence along the said lot east one hundred and twenty feet to third street, thence along the said street southwardly to the beginning:
Other Pertinent Information: In Trust secure to the Merchants and Mechanics Saving Bank, Portsmouth, in Portsmouth, the payment of a negoble promissory note for three hudnred dollars dated the 27th day of August 1837, drawn and made by the said A. Judge Manning and payable to George W. O. Maupin at the Office of Discount and Deposit of the said Bank sixty days of the date thereof and endorsed by the said George W. O. Maupin. The said note having been discounted by the said Bank for the sole use and benefit of the said A. Judge Manning. Also to secure to said Bank the paymont of any and all notes which from time to time may be given in continuation or renewal of the said note either in whole or in part also secure the said George W. O. Maupin Endorser of the said note from all loss or damage which he may sustain by reason of his endorsement of the said note or by reason of the endorsement of any other note or notes which from time to time maybe given in continuation or renewal of the same, either in whole or in part. And the said A. Judge Manning covenants to and with the parties interested to keep the house on said lot insured for the benefit of said parties, until said note before mentioned and described shall be fully paid and satisfied. And it is understood agreed and herby expressed that when the said debt hereby secured shall be fully paid off and dischared that the Trustee herein named shall convey back the said house & lot hereby conveyed to him by the said A. Judge Manning for the term of his natural life with remainder in fee simple to the said Sophronia S. W. Manning.

2. Property: John Harper sells to A. J. Manning, slaves Bob & Jim, 16 Mar 1838, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 327 This Indenture made the 16th day of March 1838 between John Harper of the first part and A. J. Manning of the second part and William B. Manning of the third part. Whereas the said John Harper is justly indebted to the said William B. Manning in the sum of eight hundred dollars to be paid on the 25 day of April in 1838 (present year) as by a bond bearing date on the 16th day of March 1838 more fully appearing with the legal interest thereon accuring the said John Harper is willing and desirous to secure. Now this Indenture witnesseth that for and in consideration of one dollar of lawful money of Virginia to the said John Harper in hand paid by the said A. J. Manning at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged. He the said John Harper hath given granted bargained sold aliened ? released confirmed and by these presents doth give grant bargain sell alien ? release and confirm to the said A. J. Manning his heirs and assigns forever negroes Bob and Jim and all the estate right will and interest of the said John Harper in & to the said granted or intended to be hereby granted slaves.
To have and to hold the said hereby granted or intended to be hereby granted slaves Bob and Jim unto the said A. J. Manning his heirs executors administrators & assigns forever to the only proper use and behoof of the said A. J. Manning his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever and the said John Harper for himself his heirs executors and assigns doth hereby covenant promise and agree to and with the said A. J. Manning his heirs executors and assigns forever in manner and form following, that is to say, that the said John Harper his heirs and assigns the aforesaid slaves unto the said A. J. Manning his heirs and assigns against all persons whatsoever shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. Upon trust nevertheless that the said A. J. Manning his heirs and assigns permit the said John Harper to remain in quiet and peaceful possession of the said slaves and take the profits thereof to his own use until default be made in the payment of the said sum of eight hundred dollars with interest either in whole or in part, and then upon this further trust, that he the said A. J. Manning or his heirs executors or administrators or assigns shall and will so soon after the happening of such default of payment as he is his heirs executors administrators or assigns my think proper or the said Wm. B. Manning his executors administrators or assigns shall request sell the said slaves Bob and Jim hereby conveyed to the highest bidder for the purpose and shall have given ten days notice in same public paper, shall sell for ready money the above named slaves and out of the monies accuring from such sale shall after satisfying the charges thereof and all other expenses attending the premises pay to the said Wm. B. Manning his executors administrators or assigns the said sum of eight hundred dollars with the interest which may therein lawfully have accured and the balance of any pay to the said John Harper his heirs executors administrators or assigns. But if the whole of the said sum of eight hundred dollars shall be fully paid off and discharged to the said Wm. B. Manning his executors administrators or assigns on or before the 20th day of April in the year 1828 when the same is payable so that mo default of payment of the said sum of eight hundred dollars be made, then this Indenture to be void or else to remain in full force and virtue.
In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year first above written.
John Harper
A. J. Manning
Wm. B. Manning
Sealed and delivered in presence of
M. H. Manning
Jno. T. Manning
B. W. Palmer
In the Clerk's Office of Norfolk County Court 30 April 1838. This Indenture was proved by the oath of B. W. Palmer a subscribing witness thereto; and in the Clerk's Office aforesaid 3rd May 1838 was proved by the oath of M. H. Manning also a subscribing witness thereto; and in the Clerk's Office aforesaid 15 May 1838 was acknowledged by A. J. Maning a party thereto and in the Clerk's Office aforesaid 26 May 1838 was proved by the oath Jno. T. Manning the remaining subscribing witness thereto and admitted to record.
Teste: Wm. H. Wilson, c.c.

3. Deed: sells parcel of land to John Richardson, 8 Aug 1838, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 328 Grantor: Absalom J. Manning
Grantee: John Richardson Residence: Portsmouth
Date of Deed: 8 August 1838 Date Recorded: 11 August 1838
Consideration: $870.00
Signatures or marks: A. J. Manning
Witnesses: "blank"
Description: a certain piece or parcel of a lot of land in the Town of Portsmouth being a part of a lot no. 106 bounded as follows to wit: Beginning on the West side of Court Street at the north lineof the piece of said lot conveyed in 1837 by said Murdaugh to Wm. Forbes and running thence north on Court Street thirty two feet, thence West one hundred and twenty feet, thence south thirty two feet to Forbes line, thence East on Forbes line one hundred and twenty feet to the beginning on Court Street being the same lot piece or parcel of land which was conveyed to the said A. J. Manning by Jno. W. Murdaugh and wife bearing date on the 24th April 1838 and duly recorded in the Clerk's office of Norfolk County.

4. Deed: between Absalom J. Manning & William Outten, 14 Nov 1838, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 329 Grantor: Absalom J. Manning Residence: Portsmouth
Grantee: William Outten Residence: Portsmouth
Date of Deed: 14 November 1838 Date Recorded: 20 November 1838
Consideration: $1,800.00
Signatures or marks: A. J. Manning
Witnesses: "blank"
Description: all that tract of land lying and being in the Parish of Portsmouth containing two hundred and ten acres more or less bounded by the lands of Mr. Cocke, Wesley Richardson and other being the same which the said Absalom J. Manning purchased from James Murdaugh as trustee as will appear by deed bearing date 21 June 1828 and duly recorded.

5. Census: U.S., 1840, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 330 1 m, 30-40; 2 f under 10; 2 f, 20-30; = 6 whites. 19 slaves: 2 m under 5; 4 m, 24-35; 5 m 35-54; 4 f under 10; 1, 10-23' 1. 24-35; 2f, 36-54

6. Land Assessement: Lot # 201, 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 331 Name: Absolam Manning
Residence: Portsmouth
Estate: fee simple Lot # 201
Town: Gosport
Value of building: 1,400.00 Value of lots & buildings: 1,600.00

7. Census: slave schedule, Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 332 A. J. Manning, 1 black male slave, age 10

8. Census: 1850 U.S., Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 236 A. J. Manning, age 43, male, clerk, value of real estate: 2,500, born in Va.
Sophrenia S. W. Manning, age 36, female, born in Va.
Margaret A. Manning, age 16, female, attended school within year
Mary H. Manning, age 14, female, attended school within year
Job P. Manning, age 2, male
Margaret Williamson, age 67, female, born in N.Y., blind
Sarah George, age 14, female, black, born in Va.

9. Occupation: clerk, Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 333

10. Residence: Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 333

11. Land Assessement: Lot # 201, 1851, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 334 Name: Absolam Manning
Estate: fee simple Lot # 201
Town: Gosport
Value of building: 1,400.00 Value of lot & building: 1,600.00
Yearly rent of lots: 120 Tax: 3.46

12. Occupation: clerk, 3 Apr 1852, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 322 April 3, 1852--Letter of regret at the transfer of Commodore S. H. Stringham, commandant of the Yard, signed by ... A. Judge Manning, Clerk of the Yard....Charles Cassell, Master sail maker

13. Land Assessement: Lot # 201, 1852, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 335 Name: Absolam Manning
Residence: Portsmouth Estate: fee simple
Lot # 201 Town of Gosport
Value of building: 1,400 Value of lots & buildings: 1,600
Tax: 2.88

14. Deed: A. Judge Manning to wife, Sophronia S. W. , 4 Oct 1853, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 336 Grantor: A. Judge Manning
Grantee: Sophronia S. W. Manning
Date of Deed: 4 October 1853 Date Recorded: 4 November 1853
Consideration: of natural love & affection & $1.00
Signatures or marks: A. Judge Manning
Witnesses: B. W. Palmer, A. M. Tabb, & I. A. Denson
Description: all that certain house and lot of land situated in that part of the town of Portsmouth called Newtown, bounded as follows, beginning at the east corner of Samuel Hofflers lot and running thence westwardly along said lot one hundred and twenty feet to Henry Hall's lot, thence along said lot and Samuel Turner's lot forty five feet northwardly to James Mayo's lot, thence along the said lot eastwardly one hundred and twenty feet to third street, thence along the said street southwardly to the beginning (subject however to be held by the said A. Judge Manning for and during the time of his natural life).

15. Land Assessement: Lot # 201, 1853, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 337 Name: Absalom Manning
Residence: Portsmouth Estate: fee simple
Lot # 201 Town of Gosport
Value of building: 1,400 Value of lots & buildings: 1,600
Tax: 3.20

16. Land Assessement: Lot # 201, 1854, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 338 Name: Absolam J. Manning
Residence: Portsmouth Estate: fee simple
Lot # 201 Town of Gosport
Value of buildings: 1,800 Value of lots & buildings: 2,000
Tax: 4.40 Improved

17. Land Assessement: Lot # 201, 1855, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 339 Name: Absolom J. Manning
Residence: Portsmouth Estate: fee simple
Lot # 201 Town of Gosport
Value of buildings: 1,800 Value of lots & buildings: 2,000
Tax: 4.00

18. Election: Common Council, 9 Apr 1855, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 340 Beacon--April 9, 1855
Common Council--Geo. W. Peete, Jos. N. Schoolfield, James W. Mathews, C. W. Murdaugh, Geo. R. Snead, James Guy, A. J. Manning, Robert T. Scott, Geo. S. Thompson, Isaac V. Pratt, Holt Wilson, Winchester Watts, Joseph H. Porter

19. Land Assessement: Lot # 201, 1856, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 341 Name: A. J. Manning Lot # 201
Value of building: 1,800 Value of lot including building: 2,000
Amount of tax on lot: 8.00

20. Land Assessement: Lot # 201, 1857, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 342 Name: A. J. Manning Lot # 201
Value of building: 1,800 Value of lot including building: 2,000
Amount of tax on lot: 8.00

21. Land Assessement: Lot # 201, 1858, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 343 Name: A. J. Manning Lot # 201
Estate: fee simple
Value of building: 1,800 Value of lot including building: 2,000
Amount of tax on lot: 8.00

22. Land Assessement: Lot # 201, 1859, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 344 Name: A. J. Manning Residence: Gosport
Value of building: 1,800 Value of lot including building: 2,000
Amount of tax on lot: 8.00

23. Land Assessement: Lot # 201, 1860, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 345 Name: A. J. Manning Residence: Gosport
Estate: fee simple Lot # 201
Town: Gosport
Value of building: 1,800 Value of lot & building: 2,000
Amount of tax on lot: 8.00

24. Census: 1860 U.S., Jul 1860, Jefferson Ward, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 237 Absalom J. Manning, 52, male, clerk, value of real estate: 2,500; value of personal property: 50, born in Va.
Sophronia Manning, 44, female, born in Va.
Mary A. Manning, 23, female, born in Va.
Job P. Manning, 12, male, born in Va., attended school within year
Sophronia P. Manning, 9, female, born in Va., attended school within year
Fanny A. Manning, 6, female, born in Va., attended school within year
Matthew W. Manning, 3, male
Margt. Williamson, 75, female, value of real estate: 1,600; value of personal property: 100, born in N.Y.

25. Census: slave schedule, 1860, St. Bride's Parish, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 346 A. J. Manning, slaves
2-black females, age 25
1-black male

26. Residence: Jul 1860, Jefferson Ward, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 347

27. Occupation: clerk , Jul 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 347

28. Land Assessement: Lot # 201, 1861, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 348 Name: A. J. Manning Residence: Portsmouth
Lot # 201 Town: Gosport
Value of building: 1,800 Value of lot including building: 2,000
Amount of tax on lot: 8.00

29. Census: 31 Aug 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 349 A. Judge Manning, age 62, male, white, clerk in Navy Yard, born in Va.
Sophronia S. W. Manning, age 55, female, white, keeping house, born in Va.
Job P. Manning, age 23, male, white, clerk in Navy Yard, born in Virginia
Sophronia R. Manning, age 17, female, white, at home, born in Va.
Fanny A. Manning, age 15, female, white, at home, born in Va.
Matthew W. Manning, age 12, male, white, at home, born in Va.
Mary H. Riell, age 32, female, white, lives with her father, born in Va., insane
Harry E. Riell, age 3, male, white,born in Florida
Margaret P. Williamson, 86, female, white, lives with son-in-law, born in New York, blind

30. Residence: Washington Street, Apr 1871, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 350

31. Occupation: clerk, 1871, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 321

32. Occupation: clerk of Gosport Navy yard, 1871, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 350

33. Bible: Death entry, 16 Apr 1871. 323 Manning Bible: Died April 16th 1871 at an early hour in the morning A. Judge Manning aged 64 years and one month. The last of five Brothers and of a family of seven children save one sister [Mary Ann Amelia]. May she be spared many years. S.B.K. [Steven Bartett Kenney.]

34. Obituary: The Herald, 18 Apr 1871, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 325,351,352 Absolom J. Manning. A. Judge Manning. Death of another venerable citizen. One by one the old land marks are passing away. We were grieved to learn yesterday of the demise of Mr. Absolom J. Manning, an old and well known citizen of our town, whose death took place at his home on Washington Street on Sunday night. The deceased was Clerk of Gosport Navy Yard for a long number of years and was esteemed and respected by all who knew him.

35. Letter: requesting to buy lot of land next to Mr. Myer's in Newtown, 25 Mar 1844, Gosport, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 353 Gosport, March 25/44
Dear Sir,
Please inform me per the (?) if you mentioned to your father what I wrote you sometime ago, about selling a lot of ground next to Mr. Myer's new house in Newtown and if he is will to dispose of that one, or the one next to it what he will take for either, or both of them--by attending to the above you will obey me
Very Respectfully
A. J. Manning
If he will sell at a price to suit/then execute a deed for the same and I will call at the office when you obey & pay

Absalom married Sophronia Sarah Wood Palmer [212] 235,236,237,238,239,240 [MRIN: 110], daughter of Captain Job Palmer [322] and Margaret Cummings [323], on 29 May 1847 in South Mills, Camden, North Carolina, USA 354,355.,356 Sophronia was born in 1817 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 236,237 and died on 13 Jun 1873 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA 241 at age 56. The cause of her death was jaundice.242

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage/children: 243 Sophronia Sarah Wood Palmer, my mother, married A. Judge Manning of Norfolk County, State of Virginia, settled in Portsmouth, lert four children: Job Palmer, Sophronia Palmer, Fannie Annie and Matthew William Manning, children of her second husband, A. Judge Manning; and Margaret Palmer and Mary Hodges Manning children of William B. Manning, her first husband. My mother married two brothers. (A scrapbook page detailing many members of Palmer family and relations)

2. Marriage: 29 May 1847, Camden Co., North Carolina. 357,358 June 3, 1847---Married in Camden County, N.C. on the 29th ult. by John Richardson, Esq., Mr. A. J. Manning to Miss Sophron S. W. Manning, all of Portsmouth, Va.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Census: 1850 U.S., Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 236

2. Residence: Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 236

3. Census: 1860 U.S., Jul 1860, Jefferson Ward, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 237

4. Residence: Jul 1860, Jefferson Ward, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 237

5. Census: 31 Aug 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 245 Sophronia S. W. , age 55, female, white, keeping house, born in Va.

6. Obituary: 21 Jun 1873, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 246 June 21, 1873--Mrs. Sophronia S. W. Manning, widow of the late Judge Manning, Washington & Clifford

7. Oath of Administration: 9 Aug 1873, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 247 Saturday, August 9th 1873
Present--The Hon. C. W. Hill, Judge
Administration on the estate of Mrs. Sophronia S. W. Manning, deceased, is granted to James D. Brady, who made oath and together with George W. Fauth, his surety (who justified an oath as to his sufficiency) entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of one thousand dollars with conditions according to law, which bond orderd to be recorded.

8. Appraisers: 9 Aug 1873, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 248 Saturday, August 9th 1873
Present: The Hon. C. W. Hill, Judge
It is ordered that Charles M. Clark, Wm. H. Wilder, Wm. N. Eaton, S. B. Kenney and C. S. Sturtevant or any three of them, being first duly sworn, appraise in current funds the present estate of mrs. Sophronia S. W. Manning, deceased and make report.

9. Inventory & Appraisement: 14 Aug 1873, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 249 An Inventory and Appraisement of the Personal Estate of Sophronia S. W. Manning deceased
City of Portsmouth
Aug. 14, 1873
We the undersigned, Wm. A. Eaton, S. B. Kenney and Chas. H. Sturtevant who were appointed by the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth on the day, A.D. 1873 to appraise the personal estate of S. S. W. Manning, deceased being first duly sworn, have appraised such Personal Estate as was produced to us, as follows:
Inventory of Articles
Basement
2 Tables $3.00 Stove $5. Safe $2. Chest .50 10.50
Stand .50 4 chairs 2.00 2.50
Sitting Room
Sideboard $3. Chair $1. Table $3. Stand $3. 10.00
Middle Hall
Table $3. 2 Chairs $1. Hall Lamp $2. 6.00
Parlor
Table $5. Sofa $6. Music stand $1. 12.00
5 Chairs $5. Carpet $10. Mirror $1.50 16.50
Entry or Upper Hall
Wardrobe $6.50 Trunk .50 Table .75 7.75
Back Chamber
Bedstead $4. Bedstead $1.50 Bureau $2. 7.50
Washstand .75 Clock $1.25 2.00
Total value carried forward 74.75
Amount of value brought forward 74.75
Front Chamber
Bedstead $7.50 Bureau $2.50 Washstand .50 10.50
Table $1 Feather Beds $40. Mattrasses $5.00 46.00
4 Pillows $10 2 Bolsters & Bed Covering $15. 25.00
8 Curtains $5. Carpet $5. Rug $2.50 12.50
$168.75
Wm. N. Easton
S. B. Kenney
Chas. N. Sturtevant
City of Portsmouth, to wit:
I, James D. Brady admin of the estate of Mrs. S. S. W. Manning deceased do certified that the foregoing inventory of the personal estate of Mrs. S. S. W. Manning, deceased embraces all the personal estate of said Mrs. S. S. W. Manning, deceased, which has come to my possession or knowledge, or which is under my management or subject to my authority, in my fiduciary character.
Jas. D. Brady
Admin
City of Portsmouth, to wit:
This 14th day of August 1873, personally appeared before me G. F. Edwards, a Commissioner in and for the City aforesaid Wm. N. Eaton, S. B. Kenney, Chas. H. Sturtevant who severally made oath that they and each of them, to the best of their ability, whould appraise such of the Personal Estate of S. S. W. Manning, deceased, as may be produced to them; and a true inventory of the same, and the value thereof, make and return according to law.
Given under my hand the day and year first above written.
G. F. Edwards, Comm'r
City of Portsmouth, to wit:
I, G. F. Edwards the Commissioner of Accounts of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth, do certify that the foregoing Inventory and Appraisement of the Personal Estate of S. S. W. Manning, deceased, as may be produced to them; and a true inventory of the same, and the value thereof, make and return according to law.
Given under my hand the day and year first above written.
G. F. Edwards, Comm'r
City of Portsmouth, to wit:
I, G. F. Edwards the Commissioner of Accounts of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth, do certify that the foregoing Inventory and Appraisement of the Personal Estate of S. S. W. Manning, deceased has been inspected by me and found to be in proper form, and I do on this 14th day of August 1873 approve the same.
G. F. Edwards
Commissioner of Accounts, Court of Hustings for the
City of Portsmouth
In the Clerks Office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth August 14th 1873. The foregoing Inventory and Appraisement of the Personal Estate of Sophronia S. W. Manning dec'd returned & filed in the said Clerks Office this day by G. F. Edwards Commissioner of Accounts is admitted to record.
Teste: Jas. D. Brady, c.c.

   149 M    vi. John Thomas Manning [476] 359,360 was born in 1811 266 and died on 30 Aug 1850 at age 39.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Parent: 5th son of Mathew Manning.

2. Residence: 1832, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 361

3. Inherit: Jan 1837, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 223 Inherits from father, Matthew Manning, one cow and calf

4. Obituary: Manning Family Bible, 14 Aug 1850, Norfolk Co., Virginia. Died on the 14th day of August 1850 at 2 o'clock in the morning after an illness of 40 days Mr. John T. Manning 5th son of Matthew Manning died in the 40th year of his age - leaving a wife and two sons, besides brothers and sisters along with many friends to mourn his departure - He was a good man and true friend and was a great sufferer - Peace to his memory God grant that we may meet him in heaven.

John married Mary H. Bartee [477] 361 [MRIN: 186], daughter of Andre Bartee [522] and Unknown, on 24 Dec 1832 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.361 Mary was born in 1814 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 362 and died in Nov 1842 362 at age 28. Other names for Mary were Margaret, and360 Polly.359

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: 24 Dec 1832, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 363 Married on Monday evening last, by the Rev. Arthur Cooms, Mr. John T. Manning to Miss H. Bartee, all of Norfolk County.

2. Alt. Marriage: John T. Manning & Margaret H. Bartee, 19 Dec 1832, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 364 19 December 1832. John T. Manning and Margaret H. Bartee, whose father Ardre Bartee is surety.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence: 1832, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 361

2. Obituary: Manning Family Bible, Nov 1842, Virginia. 365 Died in November 1842 Mary H. wife of Mr. Jno. T. Manning and daughter of Mr. Andre Bartee in the 29th year of her age leaving an affectionate husband and two sons. - Peace to her memory.

John next married Jane Francis Boushell [534] 105,366 [MRIN: 212] on 18 Oct 1849 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.366 Jane died on 5 Jun 1864.105 Another name for Jane was Fanny Bushell.105

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage-Minister's Returns: John T. Manning to Jane Francis Boushell, 18 Oct 1849, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 367 I hereby certify that inpursuance of license issued by the Clerk of the County Court of Norfolk Co., I have celebrated rites of matrimony between the following persons to wit:
John T. Manning to Miss Jane Fracis Boushell m. 18 Oct 1849
Stephen S. Barrett
Elder in the Christian Church
Norfolk Co.
May 23, 1850
Ret'd & Recorded

   150 F    vii. Mary Ann Amelia Manning [133] 368,369,370,371,372 was born on 31 Jul 1813 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 371,373,374 and died on 4 Apr 1886 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA 185,371,375 at age 72. The cause of her death was bronchitis.376

Noted events in her life were:

1. Property: 19 Sep 1849, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 377 Sells lot and house in Gosport--James W. and Mary Ann Amelia Mathews sell house and lot in Gosport to Barnard O'Neil, "beginning at intersection of Lincoln and Second Street, and running along 2nd Street, north 60' to Samuel J. Staples lot, thence along said lot west 50' to Barnard O'Neil's lot, thence along said lot south 60' to Lincoln Street, thence along said street, east 40' to the beginning.

2. Census: U.S., 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 378 *living with husband, James W. Mathews & children

3. Census: U.S., Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 374 *see husband's record

4. Occupation: keeping house, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 374

5. Residence: 56 Second Street, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 374

6. Relatives: 1880, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. Grandniece Maggius Manning living with Mary, age 20, according to 1880 census.

7. Obituary: Apr 1886, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 375 Entered into death Sunday night, April 3rd, 1886, Maryann Amelia White Mathews, aged 72 years, 8 months, the last of a family of four brothers and two sisters whose fore-fathers settled upon Julians Creek in Norfolk County, Va. (17.00 inserted here) A good wife, mother and sister is gone. May we meet her in heaven.

8. Obituary: Apr 1886, Norfolk, Norfolk (city), Virginia, USA. 379 Mrs. Mary Ann Mathews, grand-mother of Mr. Edward Cassell, who shot the saloon keeper of Norfolk, not long since, died Sunday night, it is thought from grief. Mrs. Mathews was 72 years old. Her funeral will take place from the residence of her son, Mr. Alex W. Cassell on Second street, today. [ Alex W. Cassell was her son in law, married to her daughter Mary Hodges White.]

Mary married Edwin White [134] 381,382 [MRIN: 65], son of William White [383] and Rose Hannah [384], on 14 Oct 1834 in North Carolina 185.,380 Edwin was born on 19 Oct 1793 in Norwich, , Norfolk, England,383,384 was baptized on 1 Nov 1793 in Norwich, , Norfolk, England, and died on 9 Jul 1837 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA 384,385,386,387,388 at age 43.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage announcement: 20 Oct 1834, Norfolk, Norfolk (city), Virginia, USA. 380,389 Married--On Tuesday, October 13, at Lake Drummond Hotel, by Willie (Willis) McPherson, Edwin White to Miss Mary Ann Manning, youngest daughter of Matthew Manning, all of Norfolk County.

Marriage Notes: Lake Drummond Hotel is in North Carolina and seems to have been a favored location for marriages. The John B. Henley papers in the Library of Virginia note several marriages at this hotel of people from the Portsmouth area.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: 1837, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 384 He was a clerk in the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

2. Obituary: 12 Jul 1837, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 390,391 Died on Sunday (July 9), Edwin White, one of the clerks at the Navy Yard, Gosport. A native of England, he had been a resident of this country for many years

3. Audit: His estate was audited, 15 May 1843, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 392 Audit of Estae fo Edwin White, deceased -Mary Annn White, Admin. Mentions paid Ransine White actt., coffin $19, sale of four negros brought $500.

Mary next married James William Mathews [152] 372,394 [MRIN: 66], son of Lodowick Mathews [1] and Barbara Smith [107], on 10 Oct 1847 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 185.,393 James was born from 1815 to 1816 in North Carolina 394,395,396 and died on 15 Nov 1880 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA 185,395 at age 64.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Relatives: Sep 1847. His sister Susan married the previous month.

2. Marriage Bond: 10 Oct 1847, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 397 The day of the bond is unreadable on the copy. James W. Mathews & William Outten made the bond. Mary is listed as Mrs. Mary A. A. White (a widow). She was three years older than her husband. William Outten was the husband of her sister, Margaret.

3. Marriage-Minister's Returns: James W. Mathews to Mary Ann A. White, 10 Oct 1847, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 398 This certifies that the following named persons were joined together in the Holy State of matrimony according to the right & ceremonies of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia at the time state by me.
James W. Mathews and Mary Ann A. White married 10 October 1847
George M. Bain, elder
Methodist E. Church South
Portsmouth, Va.
Sept. 14, 1849
Pet'd & Recorded

Marriage Notes: "Married in Gosport."

Noted events in his life were:

1. Property: house in Gosport, 2 Apr 1850, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 399 James W. Mathews & Mary Ann Amelia, his wife, mortgage house to Portsmouth Saving Fund Society ($700.00) (property described in Book 77: 337, 2 April 1850)--Later deeds show son selling land 18 July 1887 to Lyons.

2. Census: U.S., Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 400 James Mathews, age 33, male, ship carpenter, born in North Carolina
Mary A. Mathews, age 35, born in Virginia
Mary H. Mathews, age 14, female, born in Virginia, attends school
Rose E. Mathews, age 13, female, born in Virginia, attends school
James M. Mathews, age 2, male, born in Virginia
*daughters, Mary H. & Rose E. are actually the daughters of Mary A. Mathews first husband, Edwin White

3. Occupation: ship carpenter, 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 396

4. Note: 1854, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 401 No record of election to Portsmouth City Council

5. Occupation: supervisor for the building of the sloop of war Constellation, 2 Aug 1854, Gosport Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 402 Argus--2 August 1854
The sloop of war Constellation--This vessel, now ready for launching at the Gosport Navy Yard, presents to the eye a structure of strength and capacity scarcely equalled in our Navy, in any vessel below a first-class frigate. Below, we give her dimensions and armament:
Length of the load water line--- 176' 5"
Length of the spar deck---- 182'
Length over-all----- 201' 6"
Depth of spar deck---- 28'
Beam, extreme--- 42' 2"
Height between gun deck & spar deck------ 6'
Height between berth & gun deck----- 5' 9 '
Tonnage-----1400
On her gun deck she has twenty-four ports, but will only mount twenty guns, sixteen of 68 pounders, and four long 32 pounders.
On her spar deck forward and aft. she will mount two 10-inch shell guns on pivots, carrying a ball weighing 120 pounds.
Her spars will be about the same as a second-class frigate, her main yard being 90 feet in length.
Her fastenings are of the strongest kind, her timbers unexceptionable. She takes her name from the old frigate Constellation, and has some of her timbers. It is perhaps worthy of remark, that her bolts, instead of being simply driven into the wood, are passed entirely through her timbers and rivetted, leaving no possible chance for the bolts to draw. This part of the work has been done under the supervision of James W. Mathews, Esq.
Mr. John L. Porter, the Master Ship Builder, who has supervised the construction of this sloop-of-war, may well be proud of his creation, for the Constellation will be the model sloop-of-war of the world.
She is to be launched on the 25th ist.----Portsmouth Globe

6. Election: City Council and served with his brother-in-law, Apr 1855, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 340,403 April 9,1855 - MAYORALITY ELECTION, Portsmouth.
D. D. Fiske, American Party: 1st ward, 304; 2nd ward, 282.
J. S. White, Democratic Party: 1st Ward, 207; 2nd ward 229.
Fiske majority 150.

Beacon--April 9, 1855
COMMON COUNCIL. - Geo. W. Pette, Jos. N. Schoolfield, James W. Mathews, C. W. Murdaugh, Geo. R. Snead, James Guy, A. J. Manning, Robert T. Scott, Geo. S. Thompson, Isaac V. Pratt, Holt Wilson, Winchester Watts, JOseph H. Porter

Election of Council 1855. An election was held by the Sheriff of Norfolk County, at the Court House & Town Hall on the first Saturday in April 1855 for thirteen councilmen of the Town of Portsmouth, for the ensuing year which resulted in the election of the following gentlemen, viz:...James W. Mathews....Absolum J. Manning (brother of James Mathew's wife Maryanne.
On motion of J. V. Pratt, the appointments were left to the chair who announced the committees to consist as follows: Committee on Public Property...Jas. W. Mathews

7. Election: Common Council, 9 Apr 1855, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 404 Beacon--April 9, 1855
Common Council--Geo. W. Peete, Jos. N. Schoolfield, James W. Mathews, C. W. Murdaugh, Geo. R. Snead, James Guy, A. J. Manning, Robert T. Scott, Geo. S. Thompson, Isaac V. Pratt, Holt Wilson, Winchester Watts, Joseph H. Porter

8. Election: City Sergeant, May 1855, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 405 Elected while serving on City Council

9. Present: Meeting of City Council, 1 May 1855, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 406

10. Election: unanimously elected town sergeant, 4 Jun 1855, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 407 Argus--7 June 1855
James W. Mathews was unanimously elected Town Sergeant of Portsmouth, by the board of Common Council at their meeting Monday night.

11. Employment: City Sergeant, 5 Jun 1855, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 408 Posted security. The William Outten mentioned in the reference was probably his sister-in-law Margaret W. Manning's husband.

12. Employment: City Sergeant, 15 Jun 1855, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 409 Posted $1, 000 bond for appointment as City Sergeant

13. Employment: Town Sergeant, 8 Jul 1855, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 410 Enforced quaranteen of Steamship Ben Franklin that caused Yellow Fever epidemic in Portsmouth

14. Note: 6 May 1856, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 401 **Cary F. Grimes (Capt of Grimes Battery during Civil War) elected Town Sergeant
Meeting May 6, 1856 (lots of new council members) Next in order being the election of town sergeant, Jas. W. Mathews present incumbent stated that he had made no application because his bond does not expire until June. (This unclear) application werer read from Mssers. John P. Minter, Cary F. Grimes, naming his securities and Messers. James Thompkins and Oney H. Edwards. Mr. Thompson moved the vote be recorded. Agreed to and the question being called for resulted in the following vote, viz: for Grimes 8, for Minter 2, for Tompkins 1. Cary F. Grimes was declared duly elected Town Sergeant for the ensuing year. Meeting August 5, 1856. Police officer salary $33.33/mo + $1 per arrest. 4 officers.

15. Election: City Sergeant, 17 Nov 1858, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 411

16. Note: He owned a slave that died, 5 Nov 1859, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 412 Slave: Leah Race: colored Sex: female
Date of Death: 5 November 1859
Place of Birth: Portsmouth
Owner: Jas. W. Mathews
Informant: from owner

17. Census: U.S., 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 413 Jas. W. Mathews, age 43, male, occupation: contractor, value of real estate: 2,000, value of personal property: 1,000; born in Va.
Mary A. Mathews, age 43, female, born in Va.
Mary C. Mathews, age 21, female, born in Va.
Rosa Mathews, age 20, female, born in Va.
James Mathews, age 11, male, born in Va., attends school

18. Occupation: contractor, 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 378

19. Ended Law Case: Sued, 1 Jan 1861, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 414 W. H. Morris sues James W. Mathews and James G. Hodges because they did not yet pay the $150 owed him for the hire of the negro Jeffrey for the year 1861

20. Census: U.S., 1870, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 415 He and his wife Mary Ann were living in the same househould with Mary Ann's daughter Rosa Kenney and her family; and her daughter Mary Cassell and her family.

James W. Mathews, age 52, male, white, occupation: wharf builder, born in Va.

21. Occupation: wharf builder, 1870, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 416

22. Note: 1876, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 417 Not on Council

23. Election: City Council, 2 Jul 1877, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 418

24. Employment: City Councilman, 5 Oct 1877, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 419

25. Employment: City Councilman, 1878, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA.

26. Employment: City Councilman, 19 May 1879, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 420 Also on June 18

27. Note: 1 Jul 1879, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 420 Not elected to Council. He died 16 mos later

28. Census: U.S., 1 & 2 June 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 394 James W. Mathews, white, male, age 60, married, occupation: carpenter, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Mary Ann Mathews, white, female, age 67, wife, married, occupation: keeping house, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
James Mathews, white, male, age 32, son, married, occupation: carpenter, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Martha Mathews, white, female, age 29, wife, married, occupation: keeping house, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Willie Mathews, white, male, age 2, son, single, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Maggius Manning, white, female, age 20, grand-niece, single, insane, born in Va.,father born in Va., mother born in Va.

29. Occupation: carpenter, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 394

30. Residence: Gosport, 1850-1880, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 421 "Gosport at that time was a fashionable place. The elite of the city lived there." Portsmouth People by John Forman, written in 1890.
From Portsmouth Star, March 14, 1911 and succeeding issues. Found in "Some Fugitive Items of Portsmouth and Norfolk County History," compiled by John C. Emerson, 1948; in Portsmouth City Library.

31. Residence: 56 Second Street, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 394

32. Note: He died intestate, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. See deed of son.

33. Relatives: Henry Curtis, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. Kin to Henry Curtis. Need reference.

34. Obituary: 15 Nov 1880. Died November 15th, 1880, James W. Mathews at his residence on corner of Henry and 2nd St. [in the Gosport section of Portsmouth] Mr. Mathews was City Sargeant of this City during the yellow fever epidemic of 1855. He was also an active member of the Howard Association and rendered valuable service. He was, up to a few years before his death, a member of the City Council which as in everything required of him he performed his duty faithfully. His loss will be deeply mourned by many. He leaves a widow and one son, M. J. Mathews of this city. He was in his 65th year.

132. James Hodges [2295] 144,172 died between May 1793 and 1803.144,172

Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: St. Bride's Parish, May 1793, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 144

2. Chancery suit: James Hodges estate vs Mary Hodges, 1803, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 422 To the Court of Norfolk County returns in Chancery
Honorably complainant observeth to your worship your orator Wm. B. Herbert administrator of James Hodges
That your orator became bound as security for a certain James Hodges in a bond executed to Mary Ann Swift on the penalty of L108 conditioned to pay L54 on the 1st day of March 1796. That Hodges died intestate in the year of our Lord 179_ the said bond bears then underchanged. That the said oblizee instituted a suit against your orator on that bond, obtained judgment thereof after the death of Hodges in Nov 1800 in the Court of this county. On this judgment execution was issued after the concerning bond duly given execution awarded to thereon at August Court 1802 against your complainant & Hillary Cherry security thereto. An execution was issued in the per their viz: bond a the complainant has paid up ward of L55 & is still liable for the balance except about L18 & interest paid on account of the bond by Mr. Wilkins.
That in the life of James Hodges, a certain Tamer Hodges died intestate seized in fee simple of 25 acres of land, & possessed of a negro---Mathew Manning administered in her estate & her heirs at law were the said James Hodges, Mary wife of Mathew Manning, Lydia wife of Willis Hall, and Absalom Hodges, a minor the said Tamer Lavins no children or the descendants, no father or mother on this bond or any relation herein then the heirs before mentioned who were brothers & sisters of the said Tamer. James Hodges left two infant children Mary & Katey of who John Moore is guardian on duty appointed by this Court.
Your complainant begs leave also to state that a suit in chancery was instituted in this Court by Mary Hodges & Katey Hodges orphans of James Hodges, Mathew Manning & Mary his wife against Willis Hall and Lydia his wife and Absalom Hodges for the purpose of obtaining a slae of the real estate & personal estate of Tamer Hodges & a distribution of the money among the heirs & distributed of the said Tamer. That a decree was made in this Court whereby John C. Moore, Willis Wilkins or any two of them were appointed to sell the said land & slave for money & to make distribution thereof among the parties according to their objective(?). That two of the Commissioners to wit: Pollack & Wilkins sold the land for $4 per acre & the slave for L113.10 making up the whole L143.70 of which one fourth will under the decree aforesaid by payable to Mary & Katey as the children of James Hodges. The personal representive of James Hodges was not a party to the suit.
By the bond aforesaid James Hodges bound himself and his heirs to pay the money to wit: Swift
That your complainant had administered on the estate of Hodges against which to his above before stated your orator conceives that the administration of the said James Hodges & not his heirs are entitled to receive the distributary part of James Hodges in the personal or title of Tamer Hodges; and that in his hands it is chargeable for the payment of debts & that the children have no title thereto but to the securties after paying debts, & that the relation will herein testify reflected of the claims whether in decedant may have to money on personal property may be entitled in a suit in which the personal representative is not a party & the heir may obtain & receive it without its leaving previous debts & through a decree (?) of administration.
The heirs of James Hodges having been bound by these bonds, their portion of the money arising per the sale of the real estate in (???) for the payment of the debts. The parties however to which they are entitled of the whole money as inadequate to pay the sum due to you and plainants.
Your orator (??) moreover that until estrained, the commissioners will preceed to pay over the money to the heirs & distributies of Tamer Hodges.
In tender consideration whereof and as the complainant is entirely without remedy on the promises but by the act of a work of equity. To the end therefore that the said Mary Hodges & Katy Hodges whom & each of whom your roton prays to have made respondent by them guardian of our acd may he compelled to answer all the oligations of their bills, that the said R. Thacker Wilkins may be my (?) & contrained from paying me the portion lawed by the said Mary & Katey of the money arising from the sale of the said land & negro to be the further order of the Court that the land pray by a decree of the Courts be land be given (????) & that he may have further relief according to equity. May it please the Court & grant writs of (unreadable)
Sworn to in open Court
Teste: S. Whitehead
Jan. 1803 allowed on entering into bond

James married.

Children from this marriage were:

   151 F    i. Mary Hodges [3117] .172

   152 F    ii. Katey Hodges [3118] .172


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