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14. Mary BROOKES10 was born about 1766 in Gloucester County, Virginia.10 She died before 1840 at the age of 74.

Possible child of Thomas Brookes. I have no absolute proof that Mary belongs here. However, the close associations between the Brookes & Watlington families in Caswell would indicate this is indeed where Mary belongs.

Mary BROOKES and Armistead WATLINGTON were married on 14 April 1790 in Caswell County, North Carolina. Armistead WATLINGTON60, son of Francis WATLINGTON and Rebecca TATUM, was born on 27 December 1766 in Gloucester County, Virginia. He died circa 1840 at the age of 74.

Caswell Co. Book B April Court 1789- page 270
Benja. Shelton, sale of 8 negroes, Mary, Simon, Jude, George, Dice, Dorias, Roda, and Lewis, to Armistead Watlington, also 100 acres land and all household furniture and livestock. 10 Feb 1789. Wit: Greenwood Payne, John Payne


1830 Census. Caswell Co, NC
Armistead "Wallington" Sen: 3m 20-30, 1m 60-70. 1f 15-20, 1f 30-40, 1f 60-70

1840-1841 January Court 1841, Page 153
Inv of bonds due estate of Armstead Watlington, Jr. decd on Augustus Gwyn, David Walker, Allen Scott, Ruben Harris, John Swift, et al. By E. Watlington adm.
Since the young Armistead was in the 1850 census, I very much suspect the original read "Armstead Watlington, Sr"


Found list of land records online:
LAND TRANSACTIONS FOUND IN CASWELL COUNTY

1797 ED WATLINGTON, SR TO REID WATLINGTON 80 ACRES
BOOK K PAGE 334

1799 ARMISTEAD WATLINGTON (1766?) TO JOSHUA HUDSON
PAID 40 POUNDS
BOOK L PAGE 185

1801 EDWARD WATLINGTON TO WILLIAM HOLDINESS
BOOK M PAGE 200

1812 ARMISTEAD WATLINGTON TO EDWARD WATLINGTON, SR
ONE TRACT (SAME DESCRIPTION AS BELOW)
BOOK R PAGE 138

1812 EDWARD WATLINGTON, SR TO GOODWIN EVANS TRUSTEE
33 ½ ACRES
BOOK R PAGE 140-141

1815 ARMISTEAD WATLINGTON TO LEVEN ROBERTS PARCEL
BOOK R PAGE 175

1815 ARMISTEAD WATLINGTON TO FRANCIS B PHILLIPS
PARCEL
BOOK R PAGE 319

1818 ARMISTEAD WATLINGTON TO EDWARD WATLINGTON, JR
TRACT ON MOONS CREEK
BOOK S PAGE 190

1819 EDWARD WATLINGTON TO CASWELL TATE TRACT ON
MOONS CREEK
BOOK T PAGE 139

1820 ED WATLINGTON SR TO ED WATLINGTON JR TRACT ON
MOONS CREEK
BOOK V PAGE 22

1820 ED WATLINGTON JR TO THOMAS GRAVES TRACT ON
MOONS CREEK
BOOK Y PAGE 132

This Armistead died about 1840 - the following apparently apply to his son of the same name, who lived until about 1869.

1849 ARMISTEAD WATLINGTON (1797?) TO PAUL WATLINGTON
BOOK GG PAGE 971

1853 ARMISTEAD WATLINGTON (1797?) TO THOMAS
WATLINGTON
G W SWEPSON TRUSTEE 135 ACRES
BOOK HH PAGE 577

1854 ARMSTEAD WATLINGTON (1797?)TO G H PICKARD PARCEL
HORSELYS CREEK
BOOK HH PAGE 645

1860 ARMISTEAD WATLINGTON (1797?) TO A D HUBBARD
TRUSTEE
HOGS, HORSES, CATTLE, TOBACCO
BOOK JJ PAGE 145

1868 ARMISTEAD WATLINGTON (1797?) TO J B (JOHNNY)
WATLINGTON (POSSIBLY ARMISTEAD (1797) AND
REBECCA’S SON JAMES J B WATLINGTON)
BOOK QQ PAGE 250

Caswell Co NC Estate Files, FamilySearch.org
Armistead Watlington, 1840, 37 pages. Contains no will. There are documents dated as late as 1871 regarding the daughter Nancy who was apparently mentally handicapped. Perhaps there was a will which prescribed care for her - certainly she received a portion of the estate. Apparently Mary had pre-deceased her husband.
13 Oct 1840 - Statement of bonds due the estate. Signed by E. Watlington, Exctr. Presented in January Court 1841.
Thomas Graves sued for payment of a note signed by Dennis Wilson, E. M. Jones and Armistead Watlington in the amount of $225 on 3 July 1839.
January Term, 1855. Report from Emanuel & James Watlington, Executors of amounts received from sale and disbursements.
19 Sep 1862. Report of sale of property of Armsted Watlington sold by A. D. Hubbard
To E. M. Powell, girl Lavinia, $1080
To C. G. Holland, girl Matilda $1307
To George Martin, girl Harriet, $801
To E. M. Powel, boy Simion, $1351
To William Shelton, boy Dick $732
Their sister Nancy apparently required care:
Accounting by Emanuel & James Watlington and headed as Nancy Watlington, 1855, but the expenses itemized begin with 1852 and continue to 1871 - see report below in 1871.
James Watlington was paid for keeping Nancy 1862, 1863, 1865 & 1866. Signed in Aug 1866.
8 Dec 1864. Received of Emanuel Watlington $300 being payment for board & clothing for his sister Nancy & girl for 1863 - signed Armsted (X) Watlington. James J. B. Watlington. The mention of "a girl" makes me wonder if they also maintained a slave for her care in the early years.
The estate received $25 from Emanuel Watlington, part of a bond dated 14 Aug 1863. Signed 18 Nov 1866, by James J. B. Watlington - note on the back states was this was apart from the contract due by James Watlington for Nancy Watlington's board.
Receipt dated Feb 16 1866 from James Watlington for $51 in part for board of sister Nancy for 1665. Signed James J. B. Watlington, for Armsted Watlington
23 Jan 1867. Receipt of James Watlington for $60 for care of his sister Nancy in 1866. Signed James J. B. Watlington.
Receipt signed by Thomas Watlington, 1868, that he has been paid just over $27 for boarding and clothing for Nancy Watlington.
Another signed for $20 by Thomas 17 Nov 1869, for expenses for Nancy in 1867 & 1868.
One signed by Thomas for Nancy for $100 for 1867 in full.
8 Mar 1871 - report filed for expenses of Nancy paid to Thomas Watlington.
Sworn on the 8th, 1871 is a statement by Emanuel Watlington:
"In the matter of Nancy Watlington a Lunatic. E. Watlington maketh oath that as co-Executor of Armstead Watlington his father he had in his possession & loaned out in 1855, $33 & took the Bond as agent for his Sister. (it being an amount due Nancy Watlington his Sister from the Estate of his father) that he received the money back in 1862 in now Confederate Currency & that the money became a loss by the result of the lat War except that portion he used as confederate money for her benefit."

Mary BROOKES and Armistead WATLINGTON had the following children:

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Jonathan Brooks WATLINGTON.

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Edward WATLINGTON.

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Armistead WATLINGTON.

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James WATLINGTON was born on 14 August 1797 in Caswell County, North Carolina. He died after 1880 at the age of 83.

James married Jane Scott, 21 Mar 1826, Caswell Co NC

1830 Census. Caswell Co NC
James "Wallington": 1m age 30-40. 2 females under 5, 1f age 30-40

1850 Census. Caswell Co NC, Hh 508
James Watlington, age 53, b. Caswell. Jane, 54.
Mary 23. Elizabeth 20. Ann, 17. James, 14.

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Thomas WATLINGTON was born circa 1799 in Caswell County, North Carolina.

Some databases show Thomas as a son of Armistead's brother Edward. I think he most likely belongs here, named for his mother's father, Thomas Brookes. However, in 1830, Thomas and Reid Watlington, son of Edward were enumerated next to each other.

Married Dorothy B. Brackin, 2 Nov 1824, Caswell Co NC

1830 Census. Caswell Co, NC
Thomas "Wallington" 1m under 5, 1m 20-30. 2f under 5, 1f 20-30.

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Emanuel WATLINGTON was born circa 1801 in Caswell County, North Carolina. He died before June 1882 at the age of 81 in Caswell County, North Carolina.

Married Joanna Hurbin, Rockingham Co NC, 15 Sep 1835.

Caswell County Book M 1836
Page 554
Acct current of Robert Holderness decd by Abner Miles adm. Cash received of E. Watlington for keeping Thos Holderness' horses at Robert's house until his death
Page 556 Acct current estate of Thomas Holderness decd by Emanuel Watlington admr.


1850 Census. Caswell Co NC
Hh 817
Manuel Watlington, age 49, b. Caswell.
continued next page
Joana, age 44. b. Rockingham Co, NC
Born Caswell: Penelope 13. William 10. Armstead 8. Johnathan 6. Elizabeth 4. James 2.

1880 Census. Locust Hill Twp, Caswell, NC, Hh 342
Emanuel Watlington, 78, Farmer, b. NC, father b. VA, mother b. NC
John H, 35, son, Clerk in store, has dyspepsia

FamilySearch.org - Caswell Co, NC Estate Files
Emanuel Watlington, 25 images. Refers to a Will, but there was no copy in the files.
Inventory of the property and estate of Emanuel Watlington. 378 acres of land. Money on hand, $224.10. Certificate of deposit for $1620, bonds, household goods & tools, etc. Taken by John H. Watlington and Elizabeth G. Shelton, 20 Jun 1882. Sworn in court 8 Jul 1882.
Final return dated 19 Oct 1884.
17 Nov 1891. Petition for division of land filed by John H. Watlington, Anna Bell Shelton, Martha Brackin Shelton, Mary Bell Shelton - minors by their general guardian, W. S. Shelton. They were tenants in common of the tract of land Emanuel Watlington owned at the time of his death, lying on Moon's Creek and adjoining lands of Thomas Watlington, Rice Gwyn, James Shelton, John Flintoff and other, 365 acres which does not include the house and lot and garden where Emanuel Watlington lived and which belongs to petitioners, Anna Belle Shelton, Martha Brackin Shelton, and Mary Bettie Shelton in fee simple. They are minors under 21 and W. G. Shelton is duly qualified as their guardian. Request for commissioners to divide the land - one-half to be allotted to John H. Watlington, for the term of his own life, provided he dies without children.
20 Nov 1891 - Commissioners met and divided the land as ordered, according to the Will of Emanuel Watlington. John H. Watlington, Lot 1, 194 acres, for his lifetime, but to descend to the Shelton girls if he dies without heirs. Lot 2, 194 acres, to the Sheltons which is more valuable. They are to pay to John $250. Bedford J. Page, G. G. Dailey, W. C. Turner.

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Paul WATLINGTON was born circa 1803 in Caswell County, North Carolina. He died before November 1882 at the age of 79 in Caswell County, North Carolina.

John married Jane P. Blackwell, 12 Feb 1838, Caswell Co NC. She is shown as the daughter of Garland Blackwell and Mary Scott.

Another Internet source shows the marriage as 1828, but I believe 1838 to be correct, given ages of their children in the following censuses:

Copied, not confirmed by me:
1850 Caswell Co., NC Census Page # 363 1372/1375
Watlington, Paul 47 farmer
Jane S. 36
Jonathan B. 10; Mary 6; Sarah J. 5; Virginia 1

1860 Caswell Co., NC Census - Locus Hill #24
Watlington, Paul 59 farmer NC
Jane 45 NC
Jno. B. 20 farmer; M. E. 16 female; S. J. 14 female; Amanda 9; F. P. 7; L. A. 5 female; W. P. 3 male

1870 Caswell Co., Census Locust Hill # 12/12
Watlington, Paul 67 farmer
Jane 54
John 27 farm labor; Mary 23; Amanda 17; Fanny 15; Laura12
Rice Thomas 53

1880 Caswell Co., NC - Locust Hill
Name: Paul Watlington 74 farmer born abt 1806 in NC (Father in Va. mother NC)
Jane S. Watlington 65 wife
Francis P. Watlington 23 daughter
Thomas G. Rice 63 boarder
Eliza Watlington 42 black [servant]
Albert Watlington 11 black [servant]

Caswell Co, NC Estate Files. FamilySearch.org
Paul Watlington, 1884. 28 pages
Inventory and Sale held 15-16 November 1882. John B. Watlington & James S. Blackwell, Executors.
Petition from the heirs of Paul Watlington by John B. Watlington, Fannie P. Watlington, Thomas Dailey & wife Amanda B. Dailey, Ansel White & wife Sarah J. White, W. W. Siddle & wife Laura A. Siddle, Robt, Gwyn, and Mamie Gwyn & R. C. Gwyn, minor children of Mary E. Gwyn, dec'd. Notes that Paul died sometime in the year 1882, leaving the listed heirs. Mary E. Gwyn had died in 1883 leaving her two children as her heirs at law. Each child to have 1/6 share accounting for certain advancements mentioned in the will of Paul Watlington. Robert Gwyn being entitled to a life interest in the share of Mary E. Gwyn with the remainder to the minors Mamie & Robert C. Gwyn. The lands include the homestead adjoining lands of the late John Blackwell, Geo. Dailey & others containing 265 acres, a half interest in a 12 acre tract adjoining the homestead, the life interest of the widow Elizabeth Jones in a tract of 30 acres which adjoins Geo. Dailey & others, a tract of 45 acres adjoining lands of John B. Watlington, John Siddle Sr. The lands had been sold but the heirs requested an equitable division by the court. Documents include the courts decision which included the payment to Robert Gwyn for his life estate.

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Mary WATLINGTON.

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Nancy WATLINGTON (private).