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Charlotte County, Virginia

Deed Records

Deed Book No. 12, p. 154-155, October 30, 1812
James Phillips and Nancy, his wife of Charlotte County, Virginia to Thomas Edmunds of Brunswick County, Virginia 190 acres on Wardsfork Creek, bounded by Josiah Claybrook, William Wilks, Watkins, said Thomas Edmunds, Owen L. Wood and Reuben Johnson, Senr. Land inherited by Nancy from her father Lewis Jackson.
Witnesses: John Johnson, Hickerson(X)Johnson, Owen L. Wood

Marriage Records

Sept. 20, 1787 David Adams & Mary Johnson. Fa. Reuben Johnson. Sur. James Adams.

Jan. 16, 1792 Thomas Johnston & Betsey Paulett. Sur. Thomas Paulett.

June 4, 1792 Daniel Johnson & Nancy Roach. Sur. Abraham King.

June 30, 1792 Reuben Johnson, Jr. and Susannah Foster. Sur. Reuben Johnson, Sr.

Jan. 7, 1793 Josiah Claybrook & Martha Johnson. Sur. Reuben Johnson.

Jan. 2, 1809 Richard Cary & Rebecah Johnson. Fa. William Johnson.

Nov. 3, 1810 Archibald Carey & Patsey Johnson. Fa. William Johnson.

Feb. 5, 1816 Hickerson Johnson & Anne B. Johnson. Fa. James Johnson. Sur. Mathew Davenport.

Probate Records

Charlotte County, Virginia Will Book 5, p. 61


I WILLIAM JOHNSON of the county of Charlotte being weak in body but in my perfect senses and memory do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament. In the first place I leave ten acres of my track [tract] of land to be sold to be taken where it will inger [injure] the track the least & where it can be the best spent. I now lend unto my beloved wife ANNY JOHNSON the balance of my track of land during her life or widowhood and I also lend unto my wife ANNY JOHNSON the following particles one feather bed and furniture one black mare one red cow one large chest one loom and one table one small pot and one small dutch oven also the pewter & earthen ware knives & forks one sow & eight shoats and also four setting hens and I now lend unto my daughter MARTHA CARY thirty dollars during her life and then to the heirs of her body and I now give unto REBECCA CARY one feather bed & furniture and all other articles that she now has in possession I also give unto SARAH JOHNSON my daughter one feather bed and furniture I also give unto my daughter ELIZABETH JOHNSON one feather bed and furniture and at the death of my wife ANNY JOHNSON the land and all the property that I lend her is to be sold then I give unto my son John Johnson thirty five dollars which is to be paid him out of the land money extranonary[?] I also give unto NANCY HAMLET twenty dollars to be taken out of the land money then the balance of the land money must be equally divided between my four sons HICKERSON JOHNSON REUBEN JOHNSON WILLIAM JOHNSON & JOHN JOHNSON, then the balance of the estate is to be divided equally among my four daughters REBECCA CARY NANCY HAMLET SARAH JOHNSON ELIZABETH JOHNSON lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my wife ANNY JOHNSON & REUBEN JOHNSON executors of this my last will and testament In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand & affix my seal this tenth day of July one thousand eight hundred and nineteen.


In presence of

At the court held for Charlotte County 6 day of November 1820 This last will and testament of WILLIAM JOHNSON decd was presented in court and the same was proved by the oaths of CAIN JACKSON JOHN JOHNSON and JAMES JOHNSON subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of ANNY JOHNSON the executrix therein named who made oath according to law probate thereof is granted to on giving bond and security whereupon she with REUBEN JOHNSON and HICKERSON JOHNSON her securities entered into and acknowledged bond according to law for that purpose.


Charlotte County, Virginia Will Book #5, p. 84


In the name of God amen I REUBEN JOHNSON do make this my last will & testament (Viz) I wish all my just debts to be paid by my executors hereafter named & for the payment of the same to sell such part of my estate as can be best spared I give to my beloved wife MARTHA JOHNSON during her natural life the tract of Land on which I now live one negro man named FRANK one woman named SALLY her two children MILLY & sucking child with their future increase all my house hold kitchen furniture half of my stock of hogs & sheep & cows & one horse she to have her choice in the same all my plantation tools & a sufficiency of provisions for the support of her family & stock for one year, which I lend her during her life & after her death I give it as shall here after be directed. I give to my daughter LUCY ROBERSON the land on which she now resides to her and her heirs forever. I give to my son JOHN JOHNSON out of that part of my estate lent to his mother for life & after her death the land on which I now live the sum of the Fifty pounds & a bed & furniture which I give to him & his heirs forever. It is my wish that all my estate not before disposed of should be sold by my executors & out of the proceeds of the same I give to my sons WILLIAM, REUBIN & JOHN & my daughters MARY ADAMS, MARTHA CLAYBROOK the sum of forty five pounds each REUBIN & JOHN first to pay their Brother WILLIAM the sum of twenty five pounds the residue of my estate not before disposed of & after the above legacies are paid together with that part lent my wife during her life, except that part of it which I have before bequeathed I give to be equally divided among all my children WILLIAM, REUBIN, JOHN, MARY ADAMS, MARTHA CLAYBROOK AND LUCY ROBERSON which I give them & their heirs forever. And lastly I do hereby appoint my sons REUBIN and JOHN JOHNSON Executors of this my last will & Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 15th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & eighteen.



At a court held for Charlotte County the 7th day of May 1821

This last will and testament of REUBEN JOHNSON decd was presented in court & the same was proved by the oaths of JAMES VERNON & JAMES WILLS witnesses thereto and ordered to be Recorded & on the motion of REUBEN & JOHN JOHNSON the Exors therein named who made oath according to Law probate thereof is granted them on entering into bond with security whereupon they with ISHAM HARVEY SENR & WILSHIRE CARDWELL and their securities entered into & acknowledged their bond according to Law for that purpose.