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Michael EHART

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Repository ID Number: I19612

Original Submitter (General Source): [S911]
  • RESIDENCE: Culpeper Co., VA

Family 1 : Katherine
  1. + Catherine ERHART

Notes

Notes for MICHAEL EHART, father of CATHERINE EHART RUCKER:

This material is from Edith Copeland Rucker's(my cousin) papers:

Michael Ehart, father of Catherine, wife of George Rucker, was quite a patriot, according to Ann Waller Reddy He gave supplies to help keep the revolutionary army in the field. (This service will admit one into the DAR.) The certificate reads: "Culpepper County/ I do herby certify that I have received for public use of Michael Ehart three hundred pounds beef for which payment at the rate of two pence per pound shall be made according to law passed last May. Given under my hand and seal this 16 day of October, 1781. Berkett Davenport, C.P.L."

(The Revolutionary forces accepted, or frequently confiscated, food, wagons, horses, etc., and issued paper vouchers as receipts. Since the Americans won , these vouchers were submitted at the county court level for reimbursement, but payment was usually slow in coming.--STC's note)

From "Hening's Statutes," Vol. 7: Both Michael Erhart and Michael Erhart, Jr. are listed as due pay for service in the French and Indian Wars.

Will of Michael Ehart, from a photostatic copy belonging to Hastings Harrison of Dallas, TX. This copy was certified by C.T. Guinn of Circuit Court of Culpepper Co. VA, dated August 28, 1953, and bears the seal of said court. (This corrects Sudie Rucker Wood's statement in "The Rucker Book" that the father of Catherine Ehart Rucker was Abraham Ehart, who was, in fact, her brother.)

WILL OF MICHAEL EHART

EXACT copy as follows:

"In the name of God Amen

I Michael Ehart being in a low state of health and but in proper sense mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God for same and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life causes me to make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner and form is following Item My will and desire is that my well beloved wife Katherine Ehart shall have and keep the possession of my land and mill to have a little profit and income and all the stock and household furniture to be sold and twenty pounds paid to each of my daughters namely Christeene Brooce, Katherine Rucker, and Susanna Herndon and then the remainder to be equally divided between all MY CHILDREN namely ABRAHAM Ehart, ADAM MICAHEL, JACOB JOHN Ehart and my three daughters CHRISTEENE Brooce, KATHERINE RUCKER, and SUSUNNAH HERNDON to them and their heirs and assigns forever.

Item Likewise I lend to my wife during of her life my Negro fellow Merfy and my Negro Pat and her increase, and at my wife death the said Negro and all her increase and equally devided amongst all my children above named to them and their heirs and assigns forever.

Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Abraham Ehart the plantation whereon he now lives and the lands adjoining, beginning at a pine on the land I bought from PETER RUCKER and running as the fens stands till it joins the out fens then comes ten yards furder up the hill to Herndons Line and running to angles corner a Spanish oak and White Oak thence aling angles to two white oaks thence along angles line to James Alexanders to a corner to two white oaks and Hicory thence along a new line to two red oaks and a white oak. . . .

Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved son John Ehart the tract of land he now lives on being part of the tract of land I bought of Peter Rucker the said land to remain to him and his heirs and assigns forever. Item I ordain constitute and apint my three sons Abraham, Adam and John Ehart to be executors of this my last will and testament utterly disanulling and disallowing all other and former wills and testaments and request by me firmly made and done and acknowledging this and this only to be my last will and testment disanulling thereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal this seventh day of May and in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and eighty eight Signed, sealed and published and declared to be the last will and testament of Michael Ehart.

Michael Ehart xx his mark

Test:

Belfield Cave

Wisdom Rucker

Edward Herndon

At a Court held for Culpepper County,

June the 15th 1709

This last will and testament of Michael Ehart Decd. was exhibited to the Court by Abraham and Adam Ehart two of the executors therein named and was approved by the oaths of Belfield Cave and Edward Herndon two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of the said executors certificate is granted for a probat thereof in due form they having made oath thereto and given bond and security according to law liberty being reserved for the other executor to qualify when he may see fit. Teste: John Jameson Ct; C; Cur."

--Seems odd that Michael left his wife the land and mill yet directed the household furniture sold and the money divided among their children. Does this mean Katherine would not be using the furniture because after Michael's death she would be living with one of her children? Probably Simeon Bluford.

--Note that he bought his land from Peter Rucker.

--Michael indicates furniture be worth at least 60 pounds, as each of 3 daughters should receive 20 pounds from the sale. [S911]

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[S911]

[S911]


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Wesley PLUMMER

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Repository ID Number: I13357

  • RESIDENCE: KY
  • BIRTH: Kentucky?
  • DEATH: Illinois?
  • RESOURCES: See: [S138] [S792]

Family 1 : Mary HARRISON
Family 2 : Sabrina HARRISON

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[S792]


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J N SMITH

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Repository ID Number: I6063

  • RESIDENCE: Jackson Co. TN
  • RESOURCES: See: [S45] [S797]
Father: Llewellen SMITH
Mother: Mary Louise ANDERSON


Family 1 :
  1. + Ann Eliza SMITH

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