Stafford Co., VA to Amherst Co., VA to Albemarle Co., VA; Late Sixteen Hundreds to Mid-Eighteen Hundreds
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Albemarle Co., VA:
According to "Genealogy of the Suddarths/Sudderths of Virginia and Western NC" by John Edward Phillips:
"Members of this family appear in the early Eighteenth Century in the northern neck of the colony of Virginia. It is probable lowland Scottish in origin although many are found in the Liverpool area of Lancashire. The name derives from "Suddart", a colloquial form of "Souldart", meaning a soldier, from the Norman-French. The spelling of the name has varied greatly; the most common form in Colonial Virginia was "Suddarth". The most frequent variations now found are "Sudduth" and Sudderth".
Lawrence Sudderth. He married Unknown.
Child of Lawrence Sudderth and Unknown is:
1. James Sudderth, born Abt. 1680 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., VA (Possible); died Abt. 1753 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., VA.
James Sudderth was born Abt. 1680 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., VA (Possible), and died Abt. 1753 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., VA. He married (1) Elizabeth Travis in Stafford Co., VA (Possible). He married (2) Mary Pepper 13 March, 1737/38 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., VA.
Children of James Sudderth and Elizabeth Unknown are:
1. Mary Sudderth, born in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., VA. She married Edmund Bolling 04 May, 1744 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., VA.
2. Thomas or Thompson Sudderth, born in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., VA; died 28 February, 1841.
3. William Suddarth, born 1700 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., VA; died Abt. 05 April, 1762 in Amherst Co., VA.
4. James Sudderth/Sudduth II, born Abt. 1728 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., VA; died February 1795 in Wilkes Co., GA.
Last will and testament( Page 239 Stafford County, Virginia Will Book)
"In the name of God Amen I James Sudduth Senr of Stafford County being indisposed in body but of sound memory and judgment ... settling worldly affairs after the following manner Imp I leave unto my son William Sudduth one feathr bed & furniture vizt that which is now commonly called his Bed also one cow & calf to him and heirs. Item I leave to my son James Sudduth one feather bed and furniture which he now lies as also 2 cows & calves and a pot in case he leaves his Mother. Item I leave to my loving wife Mary during her life or widowhood all my Estate & effects whosoever not above mentioned and in case of her dying I leave all to my Grandson Lawrence Sudduth with directions that it may be apprais'd or turn'd into money for him until he comes of age to be delivered to him at that time. In case of my Grandson Lawrences death I bequeath all to my son James and his heirs for ever. Also I leave to my loving wife Mary one Mulatto boy Mase to do with him as she thinks proper. Lastly I appoint my loving Wife Mary Sudduth my whole Ex Ex of this my last Will & Testament .. Jany 24th 1753
Presence Will Monjoy
Jas. (His mark) Sudduth
At Court held for Stafford County 13th March 1753 This last will & Testament of James Sudduth deced presented by Mary Sudduth the Ex Ex therin named .. Certificate granted her for obtaining probate .."
Stafford county, Virginia Will Book, (pages 255-256)
"In Obedience to an Order Stafford County Court to us directed 13th March 1753 to appraise all Estate of Mr. James Sudduth deced We the Subscribers first sworn before Peter Daniel, one of his Maty's Justices .. did meet at the said Sudduth's late Plantattion and proceeded as followeth .. items listed and valued Total 126:4:9 Pounds to crop To be - 149 1/2
At court held for Stafford County 14th August 1753 This Inventory & Appraisement Estate James Sudduth deced admitted to record"
William Suddarth was born 1700 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., VA, and died Abt. 05 April, 1762 in Amherst Co., VA. He married Partlow Mills.
Children of William Suddarth and Partlow Mills are:
1. Agnes Suddarth.
2. Charity Suddarth. She married Charles Tate.
3. Elizabeth Suddarth. She married John Ray.
4. Sarah Suddarth, born in Albemarle Co., VA (Probable); died Bef. 1800 in Surry Co., NC.
5. James Sudderth, born Abt. 1720 in Stafford Co., VA; died 01 September, 1800 in Albemarle Co., VA.
6. Lawrence Suddarth, born Aft. 1720; died August 1815 in Albemarle Co., VA (Probable).
7. Mary Suddarth, born Abt. 1730 in State of Virginia; died 1798 in Sumner Co., TN.
8. William Suddarth, born Bet. 1730 - 1735 in Albemarle Co., VA; died 1787 in Burke or Caldwell Co., NC.
WILL OF WILLIAM SUDDARTH, 1761
I William Suddarth Senr of the County and Parish of Amherst being in Perfect sence and memory do by these Presents make this my Last Will and Testament makeing void all other Wills by me before maid in primas I comit my Soul to the hands of Almighty God that gave it me and for what Estate it hath Pleased God to bestoe on me I give and Bequeath as followeth Itam I give to my Daughters Sarah Denny, Agness Willibey, Charity Tate, Elizabeth Ray one shilling Starling, alsoI give to my three Sons James Suddarth, William Suddarth, and Larnes Suddarth Each of them one shilling Starling and the Rest and Residue of my hole Estate I give to my Youngest Daughter Mary Suddarth also I do appoint my Daughter Mary Suddarth whole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament December 25th 1761.
William (his + mark) Suddarth
Larnes (his + mark) Suddarth
Martha + Suddarth
George (his + mark) Taylor
James Sudderth was born Abt. 1720 in Stafford Co., VA, and died 01 September, 1800 in Albemarle Co., VA. He married Patience Sumter Aft. 1751 in Albemarle Co., VA, daughter of William Sumter and Elizabeth Unknown.
Children of James Sudderth and Patience Sumter are:
1. John? Sudderth.
2. Sarah Suddarth, born Abt. 1749 in Albemarle Co., VA; died Abt. 1826. She married Henry Lyon.
3. Agnes Suddarth, born Abt. 1750 in Albemarle Co., VA; died Abt. 1812 in Sumner Co., TN.
4. Mildred Suddarth, born Bet. 1750 - 1756 in Albemarle Co., VA; died Aft. 1820 in Sumner Co., TN.
5. William Suddarth , Sr., born 02 February, 1756 in Albemarle Co., VA; died Bef. 06 August, 1832 in Albemarle Co., VA.
6. James Suddarth, born Abt. 1763 in Albemarle Co., VA; died Abt. 1856.
Will of James Suddarth:
Will Book 4, page 52, Albemarle Co., VA
In the name of God Amen: I, James Suddarth Senr. of Albemarle County Virginia being in a low state of bodily health but of perfect mind and memory do make this my last will and testament and first of all I do recommend my body to the Earth to be buried in a decent manner at the discretion of my executors in hope of a glorious resurrection and my Soul to God who gave it and as to my worldly estate I dispose of it in the following manner Viz: First I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Patience Suddarth peaceable possession of the house and plantation whereon I now live, during her natural life, as also of my Negroes Moses, Taylor, Mary and Lidda to return, together with their increase to my children, at her death. It is further my will that at the division of my estate that she shall take as much of my stock and household furniture as she shall judge necessary for her support.
Secondly it is my will and desire that the land on which I now live and have had in possession of a long time together with the land purchased of Capt. P. Cock be equally divided between my two sons William and James Suddarth and in case that the land purchased of Capt. John Lewis (or Sims) about which there is a dispute at present should be made good to them it is my desire that that also should be equally divided between them, but in case Capt. Lewis (or Sims) or his executors should fail to make a lawful title to said land it is my desire that the money already paid toward the purchase of said land, which of course must be refunded, shall be equally divided as also the balance of the money that was to be paid toward said purchase.
Thirdly it is my desire that after the allotment of my lands to my two sons, as has been mentioned above, that then an equal division of my remaining property, negroes, stock, and household furniture take place amongst my children counting in what of my property has already been given away to my children.
In consideration of this my last will and testament I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this seventeenth day of January in the year of our Lord 1796.
James Suddarth Senr. his X mark
William P. Patterson
Mary X Martin
P.S. I do hereby approve my two sons William and James Suddarth in conjunction with Mr. Tandy Key and M. L. Murrill Executors of this my last will and testament.
James Suddarth Senr.
P.S. It is also my desire that as to the property already given to my children at a distance they may not be put to the necessity of bringing it to the spot for the sake of appraisement after my decease for this reason viz: that it would be nearly as much expense as such property would be worth to remove it back and forward to such a distance. It is also my desire that they may not be required to account for the profits arising from such property since the time of its being given. That this is an additional clause to my last will and testament I signify by affixing my hand and seal this twenty fifth day of December 1799.
James Suddarth his X mark
N. B. Circumstances have been somewhat altered since the writing of my will as above except I think proper to make the following alteration viz: I give and bequeath to my wife Patience Suddarth as above except save the mill that my son James has since built and the water and water course to support it, and the distillery that he has erected, together with the house in which he now lives, together with a barn that he has in contemplation to build which he has already paid for.
It is also my will that my lands as specified above, be equally divided between my two sons according to the lines which they have agreed on that is to say, Beginnning at the Ivy Ridge on Joseph Sutherland's line and coming up the old road as far as it runs in a straight direction thence to the Psimmon Mountain to the upper corner of my fence adjoining Skylar Harris line.
That these are the amendments according as circumstances have altered since the time in which I wrote the above is witnessed by affixing my hand and seal as above this eleventh day of March Anno. Dom. 1800.
James Suddarth his X mark
Mary X Martin
At a court held for Albemarle County the 1st day of September 1800 this last will and testament of James Suddarth Senr. was brought into Court and proved by the oath of William Patterson and Mary Martin two of the witnesses thereto and by the court ordered to be recorded and on motion of William and James Suddarth two of the executors therein named certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate in due form of security and qualified accordingly.
John Nicholas C.A.C.
William Suddarth , Sr. was born 02 February, 1756 in Albemarle Co., VA, and died Bef. 06 August, 1832 in Albemarle Co., VA. He married Martha Pleasants 01 April, 1786 in Goochland Co., VA, daughter of Richard Pleasants and Anne LaPrade.
"The Arrows" said to be the home of William Suddarth:
Children of William Suddarth and Martha Pleasants are:
1. Richard Pleasants Suddarth, born 04 December, 1784 in Albemarle Co., VA; died 02 November, 1873 in Albemarle Co., VA. He married Martha "Patsy" Morris 01 February, 1813 in Albemarle Co., VA.
A painting of Richard: Marriage record:
2. James W. Suddarth, born Abt. 1789. He married Betsy Unknown.
3. Nancy Suddarth, born Abt. 1794. She married (1) Unknown Diggans. She married (2) George Paris(h).
4. Sarah "Sallie" Suddarth, born Abt. 1796. She married Robert Porterfield 16 April, 1836 in Albemarle Co., VA.
5. Martha R. "Patsey" Suddarth, born Abt. 1802 in State of Virginia. She married Richard W. Littleford 18 November, 1831 in Albemarle Co., VA.
6. Elizabeth Farrah Suddarth, born Abt. 1800; died Bet. 1861 - 1865 in Washington Co., VA. She married Matthias or Matthew Dettor 09 October, 1821 in Albemarle Co., VA.
7. William H. Suddarth, born Abt. 1804; died Abt. 1844 in Albemarle Co., VA.
8. Mildred "Milly" Suddarth, born Abt. 1810 in State of Virginia. She married William Page 18 November, 1831 in Albemarle Co., VA.
Albemarle Co., VA Will BK 11, pp. 55
THE WILL OF WILLIAM SUDDARTH, SR.
I William Suddarth, Sr. of Albemarle County and State of Virginia Being in health and of Sound mind do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in the manner following to wit-
To my son Richard P. Suddarth I give the tract of land on which he now lives and bounded as follows Beginning at the fork of the old road formally (formerly?) leading from Morises old store to Nelson Court house thence as his fence now runs to a pine South of the mill thence to the waste (west?) gate of the mill thence a Cross the Creek to the road thence with the road to a persimmon tree near his spring on the north side of the road near the mouth of a gully thence to a black Oak corner north of his house thence with a new line to the upper end of a plant bed? on side of Chalk mountain to be a straight line from black Oak corner to the top of Chalk mountain thence with my line to a corner between me and Garrett White thence with said Whites line to a corner between me and George Martin Dec'd thence with said Martin's line to the top of persimmon mountain to a corner Oak thence with the dividing fence to the fork of the road at the Beginning. I also give my son Richard the following negroes Taylor Randolph and Pheby Mayard? Robert and Isaac with their increase.
To my son James W. Suddarth I give the plantation whereon I now live and bounded as follows beginning on the top of persimmon mountain at an Oak Corner thence with dividing fence to fork of old road formally(formerly?) leading from Morises old store to Nelson Court house thence with said road to a corner between me and James Suddarth Sr.? thence with said J. Suddarth line to a corner in Wm Davises Dec'd line thence with sd. line to a corner in Andrew Harts line thence with James W. Suddarth line to a corner in Skiler Harrises Dec'd thence with said Harris's line to beginning on top of persimmon mountain. I also give my son James the following negroes Jacob Gabrial and Wilson also two bed steads and furniture. to my son William H. Suddarth I give the tract of land below the mill and bounded as follows beginning at the fork of the old road formally(formerly?) leading from Morises old store to Nelson Court House thence with my son Richard's fence to a pine South of the mill thence to a waste (west?) gate of the mill thence a Cross the Creek to the road thence with the road to a persimmon tree near Richard P. Suddarths spring on the nothern side said road thence to a black Oak corner north of Richd. P. Suddarths house thence with new line to upper end of the plant bed? thence to top of the Chalk mountain thence with Garett White line to Willis Liggan's line thence with said Liggan's line to James Suddarths line thence to a corner between me and said Suddarth thence with old road to the beginning. I also give my son William my mill and saw mill with all the waters that is necessary for the purpose of sd. mill I also give my son William the following negroes Samuel. Daniel. Emanual. and Addison also two bedsteads and furniture. It is my will that my son Richd. & James pay Wm. four hundred dollars to build a house.To my daughter Nancy S.? Liggon I give the following negroes George Mariah Andrew Shelton Elvira Matthew & Tom with their increase. To my daughter Sara S. Suddarth I give the following negroes Edward Lewis Eliza Cornelia? Evaline & Obeded? with their increase also my mare to be worth not less than sixty dollars also two beds and furniture. To my daughter Patsy R. Suddarth I give the following negroes Taylor Mary the daughter of Molly Diner William son of Peggy Williamson son of Charity & Caroline with their increase also one mare to be worth not less than Sixty dollars.To my daughter Elizabeth F. Dettor I give the following negroes Robert, Ceaser? Charles. Charity wife of Robt. and Ditsy with their increase.
To my daughter Mildred I give the following negroes Philip. Miner Lucy Martha Richard and Charity with daughter of Charity with their increase also one mare to be worth not less than sixty dollars. It is also my will that my mountain track of land shall be sold and the money arising therefrom be equally divided between my five daughters Nancy. Sara. Patsey. Elizabeth. and Mildred. It is also my will that all the balance of my property (negroes that has not been specially named) Stock of every discription house hold and Kitchen furniture and plantation tools shall be sold and the money arising therefrom be equally Divided between my five daughters Nancy. Sara. Patsey Elizabeth & Mildred. It is also my will that my three daughters shall have room of my house as long as they remain un married Sara. Patsey and Mildred and here I wish to be expressly understood that the above named property that I have given my daughters Nancy Sara. Patsey Elizabeth and Mildred I give it to them and their heirs lawfully begotten of their body reserving to them and them alone the right thereof and if any of them Shall decease without such heir it is my will that they Shall have the right to give it to whom they please. It is also my will that the three mares that are to be bought for Sara Patsey and Mildred Shall be bought by my Executors and paid for out of the money arising from property sold of my Estate. And it is further my will that If I should decease before I discharge my debts that whatever remains unpaid shall be equally paid by my eight Children Richd. James Wm. Nancy Sara Patsey Elizabeth and Mildred. And I also ordain and appoint my Sons Richard James and William Suddarth my sold executors of this my last Will & Testament and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disanul all and every other former will and Testament by me in any wise before named and ratefying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 9th June 1831.
Wm. Suddarth (SEAL)
Signed and sealed in the presence of each of us
Jacob Jurden Jr.?
Benjamin F. W. Hasland? (or Harland)
Wm. B. Harris
At a Court held for Albemarle County 6 Augt 1832
This Instrument of writing purporting to be the Last Will & Testament of Wm. Suddarth Sr. was this day produced & proved by the Oaths of B. F. W. Hasland & Wm. B. Harris witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded.
(words "a copy" sticken out here)
Ira Garrett C. C.
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