Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2004
Pittsylvania Land Tax list of 1782: Robert Clopton, 100 acres.
Pittsylvania Co VA DB 6
Pittsylvania Co VA DB 12
Pittsylvania Co DB 13
p.385 19 Sep 1803. Silvang Gardner & Elizabeth his wife to Robert Clopton Junr. $300. 152 acres. Cloptons line, Rawley Dodsons line, William Lewis's line, Charles Lewis's Dec'd ole line, Signed: Silvang Gardner, Elisabeth Gardner. Wit: Tarpley Yeates, Fortun Dodson, Sarah Dodson. 19 Sep 2003 Proved by Gardner
Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved son Robert A. Clopton the entire track of land with and singular the appurtances where I now live which is bounded by the lands of David Terry, Joel Slayton, Charles Mclaughlan, the estate of Benjamin Terry, the estate of James M. Williams and the lands of Charles Irby and the following negro slaves to wit: Garland, Abraham, Chaney and her three children, namely Henry, George, and Mary, together with all the future increase of the female slaves, one feather bed and furniture, one walnut folding table with six legs, one fan mill with the apparatus, one cart and steers, two choice cows and calves, two choice dagon plows, three choice hilling hoes, two grubbing hoes, my newest set of silver table and tea spoons, one desk and bookcase, also the crop on hand of every description or that may be growing at the time of my death after paying all the just debts contracted by him in my name or for my benefit or that yet to him, his heirs and assigns forever.
Item: Having heretofore given to my son John M. Clopton that portion of my estate that I intended for him, now in consequence of medical services which give and bequeath to him my oldest set of silver table and tea spoons, also five hundred dollars each to him his heirs and assigns forever.
Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Patsy Nowlin one silver tumbler to her heirs forever.
Item: In consequence of services rendered to me and my family by my grand Daughter Frances A. Terry I give and bequeath to her one negro girl named Ann and her increase to her, her heirs and assigns forever, provided the said Frances A. Terry shall remain with me during my natural life. Having gone through the specific legacies it is my will and desire that the residue of my estate be sold except such part as hereafter excepted, by my executors hereafter named, and the money arising from the sale thereof to be divided in the following manner to wit-To my daughter Polly Terry one fifth part-To my daughter Patsy one fifth Part. To the lawful heirs of my daughter Fanny Terry one fifth part-To my daughter Elizabeth Pulliam one fifth part to be deposited in the hands of Epaphroditus Wimbish who I hereby appointed special trustee for her and to furnish her as her necessity may require and after death should there be any surplus remaining in the hands of the Trustee it is my will that it be equally divided between John Pulliam and Fanny, child of my daughter Elizabeth Pulliam.
Item: I give and bequest one fifth part to my grandchildren (to wit) Martha Waldrond, John Waldrond, Fanny Waldrond, William H. Waldrond and Abner W. Waldrond children of my deceased Daughter Nancy Waldrond, but from the fifth part of this devise is to be deducted the sum of one hundred and ninety nine dollars and fifty cents it being the sum I paid for one negro girl named Milly which I have given to my grand children the Waidronds ahove named, to them, their heirs and assigns forever.
Item: Whereas I have two infirm negroes namely Nathan and Hannah, it is my desire that my son Robert A. Clopton take good care of them so long as they live and whereas I have a poor afflicted Sister, Frances Buck now living with me and being desirous that she remain in the family should she survive me, in that case my will and desire is that she be furnished with food and raiment by my son Robert A. Clopton. For the expense and trouble that may occur I bequeath to him the use of a negro man named Stephen to labor untill those disabilities are removed and when removed the said negro man Stephen is to be sold and the proceeds of the sale to be applyed as the other part of the estate divided to be sold. Having fully disposed of my estate I hereby constitute and appoint executors to this my last will and testament revoking all others hereto witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this tenth day of July in the year of our Lord Christ eighteen hundred and thirty eight.
Signed sealed and published
At a court held for the County of Pittsylvania the 15th day of March, 1841. This last will and testament of Robert Clopton dec'd was presented in court and proved by three subscribing witnesses to be the act and deed of said decedent and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Epa. Y. Wimbish one of the Executors in the said will named who made oath according to law and with John Jones, William Womack and Bryan W. Nowlin as securities entered into bond in the penalty of Twenty thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs, certificate was granted him for obtaining probat of said will in due form. Robert W. Clopton another executor in the said will named having refused to join the prohat and the other having died
Dr. Robert CLOPTON III and Frances ANDERSON were married on 5 January 1781 in Hanover County, Virginia.38 Frances ANDERSON was born on 26 July 1765 in Hanover County, Virginia.38 She died in 1837 at the age of 72 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
Other Researchers suggest that Frances's parents were Thomas Anderson and Frances Harrod Jones.
Frances may have had as many as nine siblings. This family does not seem to use the given name Robert that is so prevalent in the Andersons that married into the Poindexter family.
Dr. Robert CLOPTON III and Frances ANDERSON had the following children: