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Pierce Mothershead Family Ties


Any errors here are strictly unintentional. The microfilm was very hard for me to read and there are some places where I could not make the words out, plus the original scribe used no punctuation.

Source: Culpeper County Minute Book 3, 1803-1805, p. 127

December Court 1803

Appearing(?) to the Court that Mary Long widow and relic of Benjamin Long dec'd refuses to take upon herself Admin. of Estate of said deceased on the mot(ion) of Robert B. Long ____ of Admin. of the said Estate is granted ______ he having made oath thereto and guaranteed surety according to law.

Order to appraise said Estate was then ordered.


Source: Culpeper County Minute Book 3, 1803-1805, p. 229

August Court 1804

This Cause coming on to be heard by consent of parties upon the ____? answer and _____ and by ______ the affadavit(sic) of Gabriel Gray and William Broadus read as evidence the court do decree and order that the defandant(sic) Robert B. Long the administrator do sell the negroes belonging to the estate of Benjamin Long dec'd to the highest bidder upon 12 months credit and take bond with good security of the purchasers and that he also sell the land called lease hold land to the highest bidder upon 12 months credit taking bond with good security for the purchase money and collect the money when due as well as the outstanding debts due to the _____ estate and pay one 11th part of the same to each of the ________ Bromfield Long, William Long, Thomas P Long, Wiatt Mitchell in right of his wife, Robert Gains in right of his wife, Richard Long in right of his wife and William Mothershead in right of his wife and one 11th part to the children of James Long dec'd one 11th part to the children of John Long dec'd &c The like sum to the children of Benjamin Long dec'd and retain one 11th part to himself after disbursing debts due from the intestate expences of administration sale and collection of the costs of this sale(?) which he is to pay upon their giving bond and security to the said administrator to refund their(?) being debts which _____ ______ _______ appear against the said Benjamin Long dec'd proportion of debts and what ______ make up the account of his administration before John Wharton, William Gray, Gabriel Gray, Robert Latham Jr and John Gray or any three of them who are appointed commissioners to examine _____? and settle the same and ______ appearing to the satifaction of the court that the _______ portions of fee simple land left by the intestate which will belong to the representatives of the dec'd _______ of the intestate ________ __________ divided amongst such representatives will not be of the value of $100 to each and the ______ parties _____ _______ ? in court that a sale of their shares may take place this court do further order and decree that the commissioners aforesaid or any three of them do sell the said fee simple land to the highest bidder upon 12 months credit taking _____ bond with good security for the purchase money payable to themselves to be released unto ______ to be assigned as the court shall direct and the court do further order and decree that the aforesaid commissioners or any three of them do sell the slaves now in possession of the defendent Mary Long delivered up by her for the purpose upon 12 months credit taking bond with good security of the purchasers payable to themselves to be rendered unto [goes to p. 230] court and assigned as the court ____ direct and the plaintiffs Bromfield Long, William Long and Thomas P Long, Wiatt Mitchell, Robert Gaines, Richard Long and William Mothershead and the _____ Robert B Long counseling in court that ________ shall ______ against each of them for forty seven pounds fifteen shilling to be paid to the defendent Mary Long for her life It is decreed and ordered that they ______ pay to her that sum upon her giving bond with security to each to return that sum to them respectively at her death which is to be in full of her compensation of dower in the estate of the said Benjamin Long dec'd and of the slaves given up by her to be divided and that the commissioners make report.