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In 1942 my husband and I, with
our two sons, moved to Harrisburg in Franklin County, Ohio. This was the
county just east of Madison County, where the descendants of Aunt Amanda
Henderson Tenney lived. Two of my great uncles, brothers of my
grandmother, Elizabeth Ann Wingfield Henderson, had settled in Madison
County, and the Tenneys followed them there. My cousin, Ina Tenney Foster,
was also interested in genealogy and I was able to secure some information
concerning my mother's side of the family from her.
Ina told me that my mother was named "Cordelia Josephine" when she was
born. If she ever talked of this in my presence it was only incidental,
and I had forgotten it, but some of the older members of my family
remembered that this was true. Later my sister, Ruby Nicolais, said that a
few days after her birth Grandfather took one of the smaller children on
his knee and said, "What will we call the baby?" and the child replied,
"Let's call her Lillie," and Lillie she became, as far as all official
documents are concerned.
On October 29, 1977, we worked for two or three hours in the library at
Martinsburg, W. Va., in the genealogical department. Here we found several
volumes of history on the counties of W. Va. They are a reprinting of
Hiram H. Hardesty's "History of West Virginia Counties." The original
volume was not in the library, and no dates were given in the reprinting.
On Sept. 19, 1978 we stopped at the printing establishment of Jim
Comstock, in Richwood, and learned that the information began to appear in
1883, and continued for a number of years. He was responsible for the new
copies which had been issued, and was also the editor and owner of the
"Hillbilly " newspaper. Here we bought the volume on Calhoun, Pocahontas,
Braxton and Berkeley which was printed in 1973. It was in a copy of this
book in the library that I found an account of Grandfather, William W.
(Warder) Henderson's Civil War record. (See p. 118) This was the first
confirmation I had heard, that Mother had really been named Cordelia
instead of Lillie, for her name was listed thus in the history.
Robert C. Wingfield
The following excerpt is from a book, History of Madison County, Ohio, by
Chester E. Bryan, published in 1915. It belonged to my first cousin, Ina
Tenney Foster, who lived in London, Ohio, in 1942, when I copied it from
that book. Her explanation for the fact that Robert C. Wingfield was
included in the history was that the author included the background of
prominent families in Madison County.
"Robert C. Wingfield was born in 1802
in Albemarle Co., Va., where he remained until 1840, when he emigrated to
the state of Missouri, traveling in a covered wagon. Sixty miles west of
St. Louis he purchased a farm and remained them for same time. While
living on this place in Lincoln Co., he was thrown from a horse and
injured for life. Returning to his old home in Va. in 1849 he bought 400
acres of land; later he sold this and purchased 518 acres in Upshur
County, Va. in 1854, and resumed his agricultural pursuits. Born in 1802
he passed away in the month of February, in the year 1867, at age 65
years. Robert C. Wingfield was the son of John and Anna Buster Wingfield,
both natives of Virginia, and his wife was Eliza (Louisa) Elsom (or
Elsham) Wingfield, born in 1811, Died in 1887 at the age of 76 years. To
Robert C. Wingfield and Louisa Elsom were born 12 children."
Addendum- The following is
an excerpt that I found on 4-26-2003 about the Robert C. Wingfield family
settling in Ten Mile. RmB
"In the fall of 1850 Robert C. Wingfield
with his family came in a wagon from Nelson County, Virginia. He
purchased a tract of about 500 acres of land on Upper Ten Mile. They
found a family of Herndon's who had previously emigrated from Nelson
County, Virginia, already living here. How long they had been here the
writers of this history have not been able to ascertain but they had, at
the time the Wingfield's came, a fair sized farm cleared and under
cultivation. The Wingfield's spent their first winter in a cabin that had
been deserted by an earlier settler. This cabin did not satisfy their
desire for a better home, more in keeping with the one they had left
behind; so the following spring they began the erection of the large log
house which still stands on the farm owned by Robert Shaw. In order to
make this cabin home as comfortable and attractive as possible they made
lath by hand and hauled lime from Rich Mountain to make plaster.
"A little later John L. Tenney bringing
his family in a wagon drawn by an ox team left New England in search of a
new home. Upon arriving at Ten Mile, he decided to cast his lot here and
he settled on the farm now owned by his grandson J. L. Tenney. (Note:
This reference to John L. Tenney is incorrect. It should be James Tenney.
See "History of Sago Community," the paragraph titled "The James Tenney
"Many indeed were the hardships endured by these old pioneers in their
struggle to conquer the wilderness. The story is handed down to us of how
the oldest settlers on Laurel Run would frighten the savage panther by
throwing live coals at him as he waited in the darkness to pounce upon
them while they were boiling sugar water late at night.
Primary Source: "A BRIEF HISTORY OF TEN MILE COMMUNITY"
Prepared By Artie J. Norvell and Ruth Spiker 1927
Secondary Source: ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/wv/upshur/history/tenmile.txt
Robert C. Wingfield, born in
1802, in Virginia. Died in 1868 in West Virginia. (What is now W. Va.
declared its independence from the state of Virginia in 1863, due to
different loyalties during the Civil War.)
His wife, Eliza S. (Elsom) Wingfield born in 1811, died 1889. Thus couple
were buried on their farm, as was a daughter in-law and a granddaughter.
After we visited the graves in the late 1970s the property was sold to a
coal company for strip mining. The remains, along with the monuments,
were moved to the Baptist Church Cemetery, in Ten Mile, W. Va.
Elizabeth Brady at the private graveyard on the old
Wingfield property. (Upshur County)
Ina Foster thought that one
or two of the Wingfield sons fought in the Civil War, and that one or two
children died in infancy. The following is from a letter written by Ira
Tenney Foster to our third cousin, Artie Norvill (with a copy to me),
January 10, 1979:
"When Robert C. Wingfield left Missouri he sold a slave he had taken with
him from Virginia. When he got back to Va., the mother of the negro boy
burst into tears and said, "You all got back home but my poor boy."
I met two of my third cousins in 1978, who are also great-grandchildren
of Robert C. Wingfield, Artie Jane and Roy Norville. They still live in
the house built on the section of land given to their grandfather, Robert
E. Wingfield, when the farm was divided. Artie said she thought the "S"
in our great-grandmother's name was for "Selina" and that the "C" in his
name was for "Clark".
Our research in the summer and fall of 1977 proved that there are several
minor errors in the Madison County, Ohio, account. The tombstone of
Robert C. (Clark) Wingfield states that he was born Dec. 22, 1802 and
died, not in 1867, but Feb. 8, 1868. The Register of Marriages and Deaths
in the Upshur County Court House in Buckhannon, W. Va., page 23, gives
his death as "February 1868," The day of the month is not given in the
register. His wife's name was not "Louisa" or "Elsham" but Eliza S. Elsom
before her marriage. Her tombstone has the inscription, "Eliza S., wife
of R. C. Wingfield, born Jan. 12, 1811. Died Sept, 6, 1889," not 1867.
The parents of Robert C. Wingfield were John Wingfield and Ann Buster,
not Anna. The wills of both John Wingfield and his wife, Ann Buster
Wingfield are reproduced for this family history.
(Jan. 18, 1993-A few years after we visited the graves of Robert C.
Wingfield and his wife this farm was sold to a coal company for surface
mining. The remains of those buried there, along with the impressive
marker, were moved to the cemetery near the Baptist Church in Tenmile, W.
Va. These two had been charter members of that church. Either the
cemetery had not been established, or the family wanted a family
graveyard on their own property. Many such families did this in those
Wingfield - Buster - Bustard - Hudson
On September 2, 1977 we did some research on the records of the
Historical Society of Albemarle County, Virginia, in Charlottesville,
There we secured the following information from a History of Virginia of
the American Historical Society, Volume 4, page 49. (Generations will be
marked with Roman numerals, beginning with the oldest on which I have
been able to trace as (I).
John Wingfield (I), was born in Hanover County, Virginia in 1700. He
married Mary Hudson, also of Hanover, who was the daughter of Charles Hudson.
There is a record of two sons, John M. and Edward C. There may have been
other children, but John M. Wingfield is our ancestor. Edward C., born
John M. Wingfield was born in Albemarle County Va., May 6, 1765, wife
Ann Buster, born Sept. 29, 1776. They were married Dec. 28, 1797.
They, too may have been the parents of several children, but I have tried
to trace only the line of my son’s great-great grandparents,
Robert C. and Eliza S. Elsom Wingfield.
Buster [jackbuster©charter.net] has
called our attention to problems in the Wingfield section of Kinfolk, and
provided information for the following additions and corrections. Thanks,
1. Kinfolk indicates that John M. Wingfield is the son of John Wingfield
(I). Since John (I) was born in 1700 and John M. was born in 1765, this
is unlikely. There is probably a generation between the two, for which
we have no information at present.
2. Edward C. Wingfield is NOT the brother of John M. Wingfield as
suggested in Kinfolk. He is a son, or perhaps grandson. The date of his
birth given in Kinfolk (October 20, 1820) is correct, as confirmed by
his tombstone in the Wingfield Cemetery near Charlottesville, Virginia
in Albemarle County. Note that he is not in Elizabeth Brady’s line of
3. The Buster information in Kinfolk is essentially correct. John M.
(Moore) Wingfield’s wife, Ann Buster’s birth date and place of birth
given in Kinfolk is verified by Jack (September 29, 1776, Albemarle
County, Virginia). She died 26 July 1849, also in Albemarle County. Jack
also confirms that Ann Buster’s parents were John Buster (1737-1820) and
Elizabeth Woods (born ca.1742, died before 1808).
4. Jack Buster’s records also confirm that the middle name of Robert C.
Wingfield (1802-1868) is, in fact “Clark.”
indicates that the children of John Moore Wingfield are:
Clark Wingfield (Elizabeth Brady’s ancestor)
- Edward C.
More "Buster, Bustard" info at:
http://info200.infc.ulst.ac.uk/~dave/Bustard/#people (This site has
"William Bustard/Buster" listed "of Donegal", ca. 1694)
(The following information was secured from "History of
Albemarle Co., Virginia" by Rev. Edgar Woods, page 158.)
family named Buster (Bustard) settled in the county soon after its
formation. Its head was William Buster. As early as 1749 his
wife, Elizabeth, was left a widow. He had at least two sons, John
and Claudius, who were the owners of more than 300 acres of land on the
north fork of Hardware River. John died in 1820 at age 83. He was twice
married, first to Elizabeth Woods and then Alice Gilliom. His
children were Ann, the wife of John Wingfield (m.
12-20-1797) and Martha, the wife of Matthew Wingfield (m. 11-28-1802),
Sarah (Dedman), Margaret (Foster), Elizabeth (Moore), Patience (Wheat),
Claudius and David."
Robert C. (Clark?) Wingfield, 12-22-1802 to 2-8-1868
Eliza S. (Selina?) Elsom, 1-12-1811 to 9-6-1889
IV. 1. John Ruben, 2-9-1834
(moved to Madison Co., Ohio) Wife,
2. Marcellus Clark (Moved to Madison Co., Ohio)
3. Martin Dawson
(Martin., Nelson, Flavius and Robert E. all died in Upshur County, W.Va..)
4. Nelson Washington
5. Flavius Joseph, wife,
Linda M. born 1-1-1852 to 6-10-1891
6. Lucy, married
Felton Taylor, moved to Oklahoma, 12 children.
7. Robert Edward, 12-18-1835 Died in 1905 (His
Sarah Jane Harlan, 74-1833 to 2-27-1887
V. 1. Adelina (Ludridge)
2. Selina E. 5-9-1873 to 6-19-1888 (Tombstone)(called
3. Willa Ann
VI. 1. Artie lane. Never
Taught school for 40 years. Lives on a section of the
original Wingfield farm, near Ten Mile, W, Va.
Gave me a part of generation IV above.
2. Roy Edward. Unmarried. Lived with Artie, in 1978
3. Glen Hansel, married
4. Ada Ruth, married
5. Causbie Lee, married
(Had terminal cancer in 1978 when we talked with her sister, Artie.)
IV. 8. Margaret
V. 1. Leona
IV. 9. Elizabeth Ann
Wingfield, b. 5-11-1832 in Albemarle Co., Va.
d. 1- -1908 in Braxton Co., W. Va. m. 9-20-1852
William Warder Henderson, b. 9-20-1825 in Nelson Co., Va.
d. 3-1-1887 in Braxton Co., W. Va.
V. 1. Infant son, b.
5-9-1853, lived eight days (in Nelson County)
2. Eliza Lucinda (Barnette) 1854 to 1928
3. Robert Alexander, b. 1856
4. Mary Frances, 1858 to 1914 or '15
5. John Hiter, (Dutch) 1859 to 1896
6. Amanda Jane (Tenney) 1861 to 2-13-1942
7. Margaret Susan (Meg)(Humphreys), 1864 to 1915
8. Mildred May (Carder) 1865 to 1931
9. William Henry, 11-2-1867 to 5-27-1895
10. Martha Emaline, 1869 to 1941
11. Edward Morgan, 1871
12. Lillie Josephine, 2-22-1873 m 3-19-1931
Marion James Thrash, 2-15-1875 to 4-1-1931
VI. 2. Virginia Elizabeth Thrash
1907 - 2002
Troy Robert Brady 1906 - 1999
VII. 2. Howard Landis Brady 1935
Robert Martin Brady 1958 -
IV. 10. Eliza (Osborn)
V. 1. Susanna
3. Van Beuren
7. Reta (Shockley)
Eliza Elsom Wingfield had at least one brother. He had four children,
Stewart, Mary, Lee and Ruth.
In researching records in the
Upshur County Court House in Buckhannon, W. Va. I found the recorded deed
to the 518 acres mentioned in the history. It is recorded in Deed Book
"B," on page 416. The deed was made by John G. Jackson ux Selina, m
Robert C. Wingfield of the County of Nelson (Va.) Nov, 24, 1855 instead
of 1854, Cost 1150. 518 acres on the waters of Tenmile. On the edge of
the deed was written, "delivered to R. C. Wingfield March 27, 1856."
The indented section was
extracted from a little booklet put out in 1963, by the Home Demonstration
Clubs of Upshur County, on the centennial churches in that county. The
governor presented each church a Centennial Certificate in 1963, which was
the 100th anniversary of the birth of West Virginia.
The R. C. Wingfields mentioned in the article are Robert Clark Wingfield
and his wife Eliza S. (Elsom) Wingfield, who are Marion and Howard Brady's
great-great grandparents on their mother's side. Adriel Thrash and his
sister, Sharon Schaible, have the same relationship to this couple, on
their father's side. Robert C. Wingfield and his wife, Eliza, am buried on
the old Wingfield farm At the time of this writing it is owned by the Paul
Shaw family, near Ten Mile, in Upshur County, West Virginia. He was born
Dec. 22, 1802 and died Feb. 8, 1868. There are just four graves on the
family graveyard, the two above, a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter.
Eliza was born Jan. 12, 1811 and died Sept 6, 1889. The Robert E. (Edward)
Wingfield and John R. were sons of the R. C. Wingfields.
"The Tenmile Baptist
Church was organized by seven people who had immigrated from Virginia:
H. H. Leigh; the R. C. Wingfields; R E. Wingfield; the George T.
Herndons, and John R. Wingfield. Being members of Baptist churches in
Nelson and Taylor counties, Virginia, their first move was to establish
a new church in this wilderness beyond the mountains.". . .[From
paragraphs which do not mention the Wingfields, but give early history
"R. C. Wingfield
bought 531 acres of land at 2 an acre, sight unseen, through a land
agent in Virginia. His home church, Adial Baptist Church, still stands
at Nellysford, Virginia. He and his wife, Eliza, are buried in a private
cemetery on the Paul Shaw property-Eliza in her good black burying dress
which she had kept for many years in waiting. Preacher Barb preached
Mother Wingfield's service and at the same time that of his grandson,
although they were buried weeks before."
Troy and I
did a lot of research in the court houses in Nelson and Albemarle Counties,
Virginia, September 1, and Oct 4, 1977. Our research was really fruitful on
my (Elizabeth) side of the family. We secured several certified copies of
legal documents concerning my ancestors, the Wingfields and Hendersons.
While on one of these research trips we visited the Adial Baptist Church, and
was shown through by the caretaker. The pastor was not at home and the
gentleman could not tell us anything about the old records. The old church
had been extensively remodeled, and was quite a nice country church
structure, with its additions.
4-25-2003: I found this historical reference to the church today. RmB
life in the wilderness did not lessen the religious zeal of the early
settlers. About the year 1857 Robert C. Wingfield; J. .Wingfield; R. E.
Wingfield and wife of Adile Baptist Church of Nelson County Virginia; George
T. Herndon of Walnut Grove Baptist Church of Nelson County, Virginia; and H.
H. Leigh organized the Ten Mile Baptist Church. Once each month Rev.George
Brown of Buckhannon came and preached at either the home of the Wingfields
or Herndons. He always found his faithful congregation waiting for him
unless kept away by some good reason. Money being scarce, stores far away,
and travel inconvenient the people paid the minister no salary but shared
their food and clothing, many times they paid him with buckwheat flour, or
home made sugar. One old settler says he distinctly remembers when a boy
seeing his father give Rev. Brown a cake of homemade sugar moulded in a
dishpan. As the needs of the community grew the need of a church building
was seen. Records ofthe church show that in 1873 they began planning to
build a place of worship. Many indeed were the sacrifices that had to be
made to build it. In 1882 it was begun and completed in a few years after a
long, hard and patient struggle by the little band of workers. Their
splendid cooperation might well be an example for any community today.
"When the church was finished it was far better than any home in the
community, it was in fact the only frame building. It is still standing and
used. Flavius Wingfield and A. W. Tenney were the carpenters. Flavius
Wingfield furnished the timber and made the shingles by hand for the whole
"When several settlers had come to live near Mr. Goodwin at Ten Mile a Rev.
Archer from Buckhannon came up and held a revival meeting in a school house.
From this meeting grew the Ten Mile Methodist Episcopal Church. At that time
Clarence Howard had a saw mill on Laurel Run. He gave the lumber which was
hauled to Buckhannon, to a planing mill and then hauled back to Ten Mile.
The church is still standing a memorial to the early settlers who did so
much for it.
Primary Source: "A BRIEF HISTORY OF TEN MILE COMMUNITY" Prepared By Artie J.
Norvell and Ruth Spiker 1927
Secondary Source: ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/wv/upshur/history/tenmile.txt
John Wingfield (1), born in Hanover Co., Va., in 1700
II. John M. Wingfield, born in 1765
in Albemarle Co., Va., (Will)
Ann Buster, born in 1776 (Will)
C. Wingfield, 1802 to 1868
Eliza S. Elsom, 1811 to 1889
Elizabeth Ann Wingfield, 1832 to 1908
William Warder Henderson, 1825 to 1887
V. Lillie Josephine Henderson, 1873 to 1931
Marion James Thrash, 1875 to 1931
VI. Virginia Elizabeth Thrash, 1907-2002
Troy Robert Brady, 1906-1999
VII. Granville Marion Brady
Howard Landis Brady
VII. Adriel Brady Thrash
VII. Sharon Thrash Schaible
VII. All other grandchildren of Marion and Lillie
A copy of the will of John M.
Wingfield, a great-great-great-grandfather of Marion and Howard Brady, on
their mother's side. The will is dated July 9, 1849, and probated August 6,
1849. Will Book #____, Page #_____ Albemarle County Court House in
Charlottesville, Virginia. (I have tried to type the will as nearly as
possible as written, in regard to indentation, punctuation, spelling and
WILL OF JOHN M. WINGFIELD
I, John M. Wingfield of
Albemarle County and State of Virginia, being in feeble health, but sound
in mind and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament,
revoking all others of whatever kind or sort:
In the name of God Amen, after yeilding
my life and being to my Great Creator who fast gave it me, I then
bequeath my Estate both real & personal as follows
Item 1 - After first paying all the
just debts I owe, I give to my beloved wife Ann Wingfield during her
natural life, the following property, real and Personal Viz: All the
tract of land on which I now reside; together with the following negroes:
& other personal Estate - Slaves Mat, Sam, Jack, Sarah, George, Julie &
old Nan, and four choice horses, one Choice Wagon and gear, my borouche &
harness three choice cows and calves, twelve choice sheep, two thousand
Pounds of Pork, two sous and pigs, ten shoats and such plantation
utensels as she may need & all the household and kitchen furniture one
hundred Barrells of Corn, one hundred Bushels wheat, one hundred Bushels
of oats, and what rough food she may desire to Keep; The whole of which
property both real and personal (except the negroes) shall at the death
of my wife be sold by my executors and they are hereby authorized and
empowered to make a good and valid right and deed of conveyance to the
same The Negroes I wish divided into lots as equal as practicable and
some or all my children to take them at valuation price & be paid for by
them, so as to give to all an equal amount or value--then the proceeds of
the afore named property shall be divided equally between my children and
Mary Caroline Wingfield, daughter of my son John B. Wingfield dec (who is
to have an equal share with each of my children in my whole Estate)-In
the division of the dower negroes the old woman Nan is excepted, as she
is to be allowed to choose a home with either of my children, be free and
supported out of my Estate:
Item 2 -- I desire all the property
(except the negroes) to be sold as soon as convenient after the
installment of the executors and the proceeds of such sale to be divided
equally amongst all my children and Mary C Wingfield (My Grand-daughter)
as before noted. And the negroes to be divided into equal parcels amongst
all my children and Mary C. Wingfield and not sold, as I do not desire
they should go out of the family.
Item 3 -- I desire that my wife pay to
Robert C. Wingfield [*] my son, during her natural life
Seventy five dollars annually out of the crops made on the farm, which is
over and above the amounts my other children gets on account of his
(Robert C Wingfields) misfortunes.
Item 4 - I desire that my daughter
Mildred C Lobban [**] reside with her mother during the
single life of the said Mildred C Lobban-free From any charge for board
Item 5 - I desire that my son Richard W
Wingfield have the management of his mothers property during his life and
all her business.
Item 6 -- If Mary Caroline Wingfield
should die without one lawful heir of her body, all the property which I
have willed to her, shall return to my Estate and be equally divided
amongst all my children
Item 7 -- All the legacy which I have
left to Mary Caroline Wingfield shall be in trust in the hands of Richard
Item 8 - I desire that all Property
which I have heretofore given my children and all the money which I have
paid for them, shall be accounted for, by them in the settlement of my
Estate, at the price named in a small book to be found amongst my papers,
all share and share alike with the exceptions heretofore named (the book
spoken of is in the hands of S O Moon)
Item 9 - And lastly-I constitute and
appoint my beloved & much esteemed sons Richard M Wingfield & Edward C
Wingfield my executors to this my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & affixed my seal this
9-day of July 1849.
John M Wingfield (Seal)
Probated August term of court 1849.
S O Moon
Thomas Q Can
Wm. H Turner.
* The Robert C.
Wingfield referred to in Item 3 is Marion and Howard Brady great-great
grandfather; the same relationship to Adriel and Sharon Thrash Schaible.
The misfortune of our ancestor would have puzzled me, when I found this
will in 1977, had I not copied the account of his crippling injury when he
was thrown from a horse, in my "Family Book" See excerpt from A History of
Madison Co, Ohio, by Chester E. Bryan, published in 1915 (previously
** Mildred Lobban married an Abell before the death of her
Ann (Buster) Wingfield Will
A copy of the will of Ann (Buster) Wingfield, wife of John M. Wingfield, and
one of the great-great-great grandmothers of Marion and Howard Brady and of
Adriel and Sharon Thrash.
I Ann Wingfield of the
County of Albemarle and State of Virginia being in feble health but sound
of mind and disposing memory. knowing the uncertainties of human life
doth dispose of all my property in manner and for following:
Item 1st I will all my Just debts be
Item 2nd. I give to my Grand Daughter
Lucy Jane Dillard the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars in Cash. also
one half of all the bed clothing. Table cloths towels [?] to which I am
Item 3d. I give and bequeath to my
Grand daughter Martha M. Herndon the sum of fifty dollars in money. Also
the remaining half of all my bed cloths table cloths towels &c and in
addition to this I give her my Riding Saddle. These special legacies I
give to my grand Daughters above named in consideration of their kindness
and attention to me during my sickness
Item 4th. The remaining portion of my
property I wish divided equally between all my children with these two
exceptions. My daughter Sally R Hopkins is dead and has left four
children--the portion to which she would be entitled I will shall be
placed in the hands of my Executor to be equally distributed between her
four children as their necessities my require.
My daughter Mildred C. Abell has no
child and is in feeble health the portion to which she my be entitled I
leave in the hands of Richard Wingfield (my son & executor) the legal
interest of which he shall pay to her during her natural life and at her
death my said Exor shall appropriate it. principal & interest to the
exclusive use and benefit of Sallie R. Hopkin's four children as their
necessities my require and in any way that he may think best.
Item 5th. I hereby appoint my son
Richard Wingfield my sole Executor of this my last will and testament,
hereby revoking all other wills. In witness whereby I hereunto set my
hand and seal this 26th day of August 1855,
Wm. H. Turner
Ann X Wingfield
Thomas O Carr
James H Shephard
Probated Jan. 7, 1856
Will Book #23, Page 486, Albemarle County, Virginia (Charlottesville)
Married 12-28-1797. Children
mentioned in the will of John M. Wingfield and his wife Ann (Buster)
Wingfield. His will Probated in 1849, hers in 1856:
Richard S. Wingfield, executor of both wills.
Edward C. Wingfield, executor, with his brother, of his father's will.
Robert C. Wingfield, our ancestor
John B. Wingfield, deceased before the death of either parent, daughter Mary
Mildred C. Lobban, widowed or divorced at time of fathers will, married
Abell before the writing of her mother's will.
Sallie R. Hopkins, deceased before the death of her mother.
LAND TRANSACTIONS OF
ROBERT C. WINGFIELD IN ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA AND UPSHUR COUNTY, WEST
Albemarle County, Va.:
Deed Book 32, page 447 Bought of David and Lucy Wood for 750.00, 194 acres
on Sept 2, 1835.
Deed Book 36, page 256, from (?), for 800.00, 194 acres on Nov. 10, 1836.
Deed Book 37, page 482, from Rubin Elsom, for 1,061.03, 200 acres, on Feb.
26, 1840. To pay 176.84 yearly.
Moved to Missouri in 1840.
Deed Book 51, page 178, sold to Robert Hammer 200 acres bought from Win,
Elsom. (?) August 21, 1840.
Deed Book 51, page 443, Sold his dower rights and interest to the estate of
his mother to his brother, Richard W. Wingfield, for 600.00 on Aug. 16,
Upshur County, West Virginia:
Deed Book "B" page 416, bought from John G. Jackson ux Selina, to Robert C.
Wingfield of Nelson County, Virginia, 518 acres on the waters of Tenmile,
Nov. 24, 1855. Cost 1150. On the edge of the deed is written, "Delivered to
R. C. Wingfield March 27, 1856."
Deed Book "C," page 238. Deed for 103 acres (?) sold to their son, Robert
Edward Wingfield, by Robert C. and wife, Eliza Wingfield, on Tenmile Creek
Deed dated May 30, 1850, but not recorded until July l, 1857.
Deed Book "C," page 398. Robert C. and Eliza Wingfield sold to their son,
John R Wingfield, 50 acres on Tenmile Creek on which he was living,
4-28-1858. Recorded 5-3-1858.
Deed Book "C," Page 412. Robert E. Wingfield, 153 acres on Tenmile Creek,
4-28-1858. Recorded 6-17-1858.
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