Monday, January 14, 2013

William Kendrick and Sarah Jones

William Kendrick
Born abt 1704 King William, Virginia
Occupation:  Surveyor
Parents John Kendrick and Mary Turner
Married Sarah Jones abt 1730
Died  1 Jul 1777 Bute County, North Carolina
Note:  Bute county became Warren county
Will dated 12 Jan 1776 probated in Bute County court, Nov 1777
HIS WILL
In the name of God Amen, I William Kendrick of Bute County in the Province of North Carolina being in perfect health and memory Thanks to God, and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life as knowing it is appointed to all men once to die and desirous to settle things in order to make constitute and appoint this and no other to be my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say, first and principally I give my soul to God the giver thereof in hopes to receive the same again at the Joyful Resurrection at the last day with a full and free pardon of all my sins and transgressions through the Death and merits of my blessed Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ and my body to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner, and as touching such worldly estate as the Lord in mercy hath lent me my will and desire is that the same be imployed first my will and desire is that all my just debts and funeral expenses be first paid.
Item: I leave and bequeath to my son John and James to them and each of them one shilling sterling.
Item:  I leave and bequeath to my daughters Mary, Sarah, Rebecca, and Martha to them and each of them one shilling sterling.
Item:  I leave and bequeath to my grandson Benjamin Thornton Forty Shillings Virginia money, to be paid to him when he shall arrive at the age of eighteen years.
Item:   I leave and bequeath to my son Jones all that part of my land below the  main branch running below the plantation whereon I now live it being the land my son James formerly lived on, to him and his heirs and assigns forever.
Item:  I leave and bequeath to my son Isham after my wife's death my plantation whereon I now live together with all the land thereunto belonging not before mentioned to him, his heirs and assigns forever.
Item:  I leave give and bequeath unto my son Isham aforesaid after my wife's decease my negro wench named Linder and all her increase to him and his heirs forever, and my will is that after my wife's decease the rest of my estate not before herein mentioned be equally divided between my two sons last mentioned (to wit) Jones and Isham to be divided in the effects and that nothing be sold of my estate on account of division and lastly I do nominate and appoint my well respected friend Captain Philip Burford Executor and my well beloved wife Sarah Kendrick Executrix to this my last will and testament utterly revoking and voiding all other will or wills by me made allowing this to be my last, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12 day of January 1776.  S/William Kendrick (SEAL)
Signed, Sealed and declared in Presence of:  John White, Druery Jackson, Benja Edwards
Bute County November Count 1777
This account of the Estate of William Kendrick deceased was returned into Court by Philip Burford esquire, one of hte Executors and on oath ordered to be recorded.  Test:  S/Thomas Machin C.C.
Sources
Book: Coneto Creek Taylors by Jesse L. Warner page 38, page 69-70
Historic Southern Families Volume 1 p 34
William and Mary Quarterly Vol 20 page 266
http://genforum.genealogy.com/kendrick/messages/1328.html
http://deepsouthernroots.familytreeguide.com/getperson.php?personID=I525&tree=T1
Sarah Jones
Born Jul 1715 Nansemond, Suffolk, Virginia
Parents Robert Jones and Rebecca Braswell
Died Feb 1796 Warren County, North Carolina
HER WILL
In The Name of god Amen I Sarah Kendrick of the County of Warren State of North Caroline being low in health but sound in mind and disposing Memory do make this my last will & testament revoking all others of a earlier date to the purpose my soul. I recomment to Almighty god who gave me it and  my body to the Clay to be decently buried by my friend hereafter named.
I give to my (grandson) Benjamin Thornton one feather bed, 2 sheets, 1 bolster and one spotted counterpin and also one more new Counterpin and one yarn blanket and also five head of cattle now in my possession and also their increase that they may have hereafter during my life 
and I also give and bequeath to him my before named Ben Thornton one horse now called and known by the name of said Thornton and also one mare I also give and bequeath to him my said Thornton one pewter Diah, 6 plates and one bason and six spoons and one safe and one skillet and 2 flat irons and all my plantation table and one woolen wheel and two pair of collin cards and one sitting chair and all my crops of all kinds  of grain and tobo flax cotten peas and potatoes and meat of all kinds that I may die possesssed of and all the money that may be in my possession of my own property and I also give to my three daughters to be equally divided all my clothes as at the directions of my exra to wit Mary Fox, Rebecca Nicholson, Marthy Wood. I hereby Nominate and appoint Ben Thornton & Wyatt Hawkins Exrs to this my Last WIll and Testament as Witness My hand and Seal this 23rd day of May Anno Dom 1793 
Her X- Sarah Kendrick
Sources
William and Mary Quarterly Vol 20 page 266
http://deepsouthernroots.familytreeguide.com/getperson.php?personID=I525&tree=T1

CHILDREN

Burwell Kendrick (not theirs)
Notation saying he isn't one of the children of this couple:  Book:  Coneto Creek Taylors by Jesse L. Warner (1975) page 39
James Kendrick
Born abt 1733 Isle of Wight, Virginia
Married Susannah Roberson Mar 1755
Children: John, William, James, Benjamin, Martin, Jones, Sarah
Note:  I have an extra child:  Jonathan, who may or may not belong here
Military:  Revolutionary War (Captain Richard Coleman's Company)
August 1778 Captain under Colonel Ambrose Ramsey
Also active 1779-1781
Known battles:  Briar Creek, Georgia
Died abt 1798 Wilkes County, Georgia
Sources
Military:  Book: NC Patriots 1775-1783 page 546
Book:  Coneto Creek Taylors by Jesse L. Warner (1975) page 39
Virginia Gen. Vol 1:Boddie p 35-36
http://deepsouthernroots.familytreeguide.com/getperson.php?personID=I525&tree=T1
*Captain John Kendrick
Born 30 Jun 1735 Gloucester, King William, Virginia
Military:  Revolutionary War (Captain Richard Coleman's Company)
1776: Lieutenant under Captain Richard Stroder and Colonel Ambrose Ramsey
1781:  Lieutenant under Captain William Gholson and Colonel Ambrose Ramsey
Married Amy Fox abt 1758
Children: Mollie, William, Sarah, Keziah, John, Elizabeth, James, Obedience, Lucy
Died:  Will proven July 1811 Mecklenburg, Virginia
Sources
Military:  Book: NC Patriots 1775-1783 page 546
Book:  Coneto Creek Taylors by Jesse L. Warner (1975) page 39
William and Mary Quarterly Vol 20 page 266
http://deepsouthernroots.familytreeguide.com/getperson.php?personID=I525&tree=T1
Mary Kendrick
Born 12 Apr 1738 Virginia
Married William Fox son of Richard Fox and Hannah Williamson
Children:  Richard
Died before 1795 Mecklenburg, Virginia
Sources
Book:  Coneto Creek Taylors by Jesse L. Warner (1975) page 39
http://deepsouthernroots.familytreeguide.com/getperson.php?personID=I525&tree=T1
Benjamin Kendrick
Born abt 1740 Greenville, North Carolina
Sources
http://deepsouthernroots.familytreeguide.com/getperson.php?personID=I525&tree=T1
Rebecca Kendrick
Born abt 1742 Edgecomb County, North Carolina
Married Mr Nicholson
Sources
Book:  Coneto Creek Taylors by Jesse L. Warner (1975) page 39
http://deepsouthernroots.familytreeguide.com/getperson.php?personID=I525&tree=T1
Sarah Kendrick
Born abt 1744 Greenville, Edgecomb, North Carolina
Married Mr Thornton
Children:  Benjamin
Died:  pre-1796 - she is not named in her mother's will - her son is.
Sources
Book:  Coneto Creek Taylors by Jesse L. Warner (1975) page 39
http://deepsouthernroots.familytreeguide.com/getperson.php?personID=I525&tree=T1
Martin Kendrick
Born abt 1745 Edgecomb County, North Carolina
Military:  Revolutionary War
Died:  he is not in his father's will and therefore must have died pre-1776
Sources
http://deepsouthernroots.familytreeguide.com/getperson.php?personID=I525&tree=T1
Martha Kendrick
Born 7 Jan 1747 Edgecomb County, North Carolina
Married William? Alston Wood
Sources
Book:  Coneto Creek Taylors by Jesse L. Warner (1975) page 39
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/KENDRICK/1999-06/0928290596
http://deepsouthernroots.familytreeguide.com/getperson.php?personID=I525&tree=T1
Jones Kendrick
Born abt 1750 King William, Virginia
Married Margaret
Sources
Book:  Coneto Creek Taylors by Jesse L. Warner (1975) page 39
http://deepsouthernroots.familytreeguide.com/getperson.php?personID=I525&tree=T1
Isham Kendrick
Born abt 1753 Virginia
Military: Revolutionary War
1780-81:  Private under Captain Sterling Clark and Major Charles Davis
Known battles:  Cowpens in SC
Married 1) Elizabeth Tucker 31 Oct  1781
2) Elizabeth Duncan 17 Apr 1788 Warren, North Carolina
Children:  Alston (there are more, I just want proof)
Died 17 Mar 1818 Spartanburg, South Carolina?
Sources
Military:  Book: NC Patriots 1775-1783 page 546
Old Southern Bible Records page 179
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/KENDRICK/1999-06/0928290596
http://deepsouthernroots.familytreeguide.com/getperson.php?personID=I525&tree=T1

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