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Matthew COMPTON I

ABT 1671 - 9 Aug 1747

ID Number: I45267

Father: John COMPTON
Mother: Mary CLARKE


Family 1 : Susannah BRISCOE
  1. +John COMPTON
  2.  Philip COMPTON
  3. +Susannah COMPTON
  4. +Matthew COMPTON II
  5. +Eleanor (Elender) COMPTON
  6.   COMPTON
  7. +Sarah COMPTON
  8. +Samuel COMPTON

Notes


Family records can be found in Charles County, Maryland, which is across the river from Fairfax County, Virginia.


Bible pages, labeled only "Compton Bible" My father was very good about noting where he got something but in this case he didn't. They are hard to read but were written in the 1700's. Actually I think they're valuable to us because they support our conclusions. A sentence in these Bible pages leads me to believe someone was giving names of ancestors for someone who followed - "The above Matthew Compton and Susanna his wife were your Great Grandfather & Grandmother" The writing looks quite old and it may not have been a Bible but a Family Record.


Matthew Compton, Sr. died testate 1745, Charles Co. Son Samuel Compton that portion of the estate in Virginia in which he is in possession, and 2 shillings.
Daughter Susanna Whitely 2 shillings.
Daughter Elender Slye 2 Shillings.
Grandson Mathew Compton Parker 2 Shillings
Son Matthew residue of estate.


Signed by the testator on 19 March 1744/5 and proved in Charles County on September 5, 1747, by George Briscoe and William Howard. From the Harry Wright Newman Collection: Ref: Wills, Liber 25, folio 150, Hall of Records, Annapolis.


"Court records in Charles County, Maryland, just across the Potomac River from Fairfax County, Virginia, help identify Susanna Whitely's background. She was the daughter of Matthew and Susanna (Briscoe) Compton and the granddaughter of Philip and Susannah (Swan) Briscoe. In 1740 Matthew Compton named his daughter Susannah Whitely in his will.
The same year, Susannah Briscoe, widow of Philip, willed her "granddaughter Susannah Whitely a warming pan and to the remaining children of my daughter Susannah Compton one shilling each". Matthew Compton's will is in Will Book AC 4 page 235, and Susannah Briscoe's will in the same book on page 116. Other wills in these families tie the relationship together".


LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF MATTHEW COMPTON
dated March 19, 1744/45, proved 5 Sept 1747.


In the name of God, Amen. Matthew Compton, Senior of Charles County, in the province of Maryland being in good health and memory blessed be God but considering the frailty of this life and that all flesh must yield when God by death calls, do make this my last will and testament. In manner and form following publishing all other former wills by me made incomplete.


Item - I commit my soul to God that gave it to me for its future happiness through the merits of my Creator and merits of my Redeemer Jesus Christ my body after my decease. I commit to the earth till resurrection to be burried as my Executor hereafter to be named shall think fit and for what wordly goods God hath been pleased to intrust me with, after just debts and funeral charges being paid, I dispose of the same as followeth:


Item - I give and bequeath to my son Samuel Compton all that part of my Estate he is possessed with in Virginia and also 2 shillings sterling in bar that he shall not claim any other part of my Estate.


Item - I give and bequeath to my daughter Susanna Whitely 2 shilling sterling in bar that she shall not claim any other part of my Estate.


Item - I give and bequeath to my daughter Eleanor Slye 2 shillings, sterling in bar that she shall not claim any other part of my Estate.


Item - I give and bequeath to my grandson Matthew Compton Parker 2 shillings, sterling in bar that he shall not claim any other part of my Estate.


All the rest of my Estate both reall and personal both houses, lands, goods and chattels, I give and bequeath to my son Matthew Compton and his heirs forever whom I constitute, ordain and appoint to be the Executor of this my last will and testament.


In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 19th day of March, Anno Domni 1744/45. Signed sealed published and declared by Matthew Compton lent to be his last will and testament.


In presence of us.
Geo. Briscoe and
Wm. Howard.


On the back of the foregoing will was endorsed the following: To wit, Charles Co. on the fifth day of September 1747 came Geo Briscoe and William Howard, the subscribing witnesses to the written will and made oath on the Holy Evangelists that they saw Matthew Compton sign the written testament of writing and heard him publish and declare the same to be his last will and testament and that at the time of his so doing, he was to the best of their judgments of sound and disposing mind and memory.
Before Walter Hanson
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Reference: SLC Fil #0013761 Will #4 1734-1752, pg 235=236, Liber 25, Folio 150, Charles Co., Maryland Orphans Court
This will was submitted to the USGenWeb Project by Evelyn Windhaus
http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdbaltim/wills/will260.htm
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Maryland Marriages, 1777-1899
Combined Matches: 16
Name Spouse Marriage Date County State
COMPTON, JOHN Jr. CLARKE, REBECCA 12 Oct 1795 Allegany MD
PHILIPS, WILLIAM COMPTON, JANE 17 Aug 1812 Frederick MD
COMPTON, SAMUEL LEHR, JULIANNA 28 May 1835 Frederick MD
COMPTON, JOHN JACOBS, ELIZABETH 20 Aug 1795 Frederick MD
COMPTON, JOHN DELASHMUT, ELISABETH 28 Jun 1806 Frederick MD
COMPTON, JOSEPH PAINE, ANN 27 Oct 1798 Frederick MD
HILL, BENJAMIN COMPTON, ELIZABETH 30 Sep 1806 Frederick MD
COMPTON, GEORGE BEASLEY, VIRGINIA 21 Oct 1872 Prince Georges MD
COMPTON, WILLIAM H. SCOTT, SARAH W. 24 Oct 1855 Prince Georges MD
HIGGINS, JOHN COMPTON, MARY 16 May 1853 Prince Georges MD
KING, WILLIAM A. COMPTON, MARGARET 19 Nov 1883 Prince Georges MD


LUPTON, ISAAC COMPTON, MARY 13 Apr 1816 Washington MD
COMPTON, STEPHEN COMPTON, MARGARET 3 Oct 1808 Washington MD
COMPTON, HENRY DRURY, MATILDA 5 Apr 1820 Washington MD
COMPTON, HENRY T. SWANN, ANN 17 Nov 1797 Prince Georges MD
COMPTON, JOHN T. D. KEY, MARY S. 10 Oct 1850 Prince Georges MD


Hi Sheila,
I am descended from a MS Compton--who supposedly came from MD. Stephen A. Compton, b. 1774,d.1843 in MS. I INTUIT that the Matthew Compton family is the family that Stephen came from, but have not been able to connect him to MD. One of these days! I've visited around Leonardville, MD and Compton , MD. it looks like the area where the Comptons settled in MS! There are some Compton descendents in LA, who came through MS around 1800. I think they are kin, too. Family given names are the same, just as in the Matthew Compton family. Even plantation names are the same! Maybe one of these days we will know that we truly are CUZINS. Anne Heinle my family.com compton.

[S1637] [S1688] [S1688] [S1688]

[217157]
or b. 1676

[217158]
d. 1718 per LDS 1248-04H


                                             __
                                            |  
                       _Henry COMPTON ______|
                      | (1631 - 1713)       |
                      |                     |__
                      |                        
 _John COMPTON _______|
| (1650 - 1718) m 1670|
|                     |                      __
|                     |                     |  
|                     |_____________________|
|                                           |
|                                           |__
|                                              
|
|--Matthew COMPTON I
|  (1671 - 1747)
|                                            __
|                                           |  
|                      _Robert CLARKE ______|
|                     | (1610 - ....)       |
|                     |                     |__
|                     |                        
|_Mary CLARKE ________|
  (1645 - 1722) m 1670|
                      |                      __
                      |                     |  
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |__
                                               

Sources

[S1688]

[S1580]

[S1637]

[S1669]

[S1688]

[S1707]

[S1709]

[S1710]

[S1637]

[S1688]

[S1688]

[S1688]


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Anne E. ELLIS

ABT 1616 - AFT 1650

ID Number: I64721

  • RESIDENCE: ENG and VA
  • BIRTH: ABT 1616, Giggleswick, Kirkdeighton, Yorks, England
  • DEATH: AFT 1650, Virginia
  • RESOURCES: See: LDS (AFN: 8MZ6-SJ) [S2127] [S3020]

Family 1 : William ARMISTEAD "the Immigrant"
  1.  William ARMISTEAD
  2.  Frances ARMISTEAD
  3. +John A. ARMISTEAD Esq. of "Hesse"
  4. +Catherine ARMISTEAD
  5. +Anthony ARMISTEAD

Notes


Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown; Marriage 2 Anne.

Sources

[S2127]

[S3020]


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Catherine GATEWOOD

ABT 1730 - ____

ID Number: I16742

  • RESIDENCE: Essex & Caroline Cos. VA
  • BIRTH: ABT 1730
  • RESOURCES: See: [S506]
Father: James GATEWOOD Sr.
Mother: Penelope FULLERTON


Notes


Not shown as married in Father's Will of 1783.

                                                         _(RESEARCH QUERY) GATEWOOD\GATWOOD of England_
                                                        |                                              
                       _John GATEWOOD I "the Immigrant"_|
                      | (1640 - 1706) m 1680            |
                      |                                 |______________________________________________
                      |                                                                                
 _James GATEWOOD Sr.__|
| (1696 - 1783) m 1730|
|                     |                                  _Thomas MCGRAW (MAGRAH) ______________________+
|                     |                                 | (1640 - 1722)                                
|                     |_Amy "Amie" MCGRAW (MAGRAH) _____|
|                       (1660 - ....) m 1680            |
|                                                       |______________________________________________
|                                                                                                      
|
|--Catherine GATEWOOD 
|  (1730 - ....)
|                                                        _James FULLERTON I____________________________
|                                                       | (1650 - ....)                                
|                      _James II FULLERTON _____________|
|                     | (1680 - ....)                   |
|                     |                                 |______________________________________________
|                     |                                                                                
|_Penelope FULLERTON _|
  (1710 - ....) m 1730|
                      |                                  _Henry PICKETT "the Immigrant"________________
                      |                                 | (1640 - 1702)                                
                      |_Sarah PICKETT __________________|
                        (1677 - ....)                   |
                                                        |______________________________________________
                                                                                                       

Sources

[S506]


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Margaret Caroline GATEWOOD

1841 - 1890

ID Number: I29346

  • RESIDENCE: Hardeman Co. TN
  • BIRTH: 1841, Hardeman Co. Tennessee
  • DEATH: 1890, Hardeman Co. Tennessee
  • RESOURCES: See: [S1132] [S125]
Father: Nicholas GATEWOOD
Mother: Sallie


Family 1 : William P. BURNETT C.S.A.
  1. +Matilda Susan BURNETT
  2.  Annie BURNETT

Notes


iv. MARGARET CAROLINE GATEWOOD, b. 1841, Hardeman County, TN; d. 1890, Hardeman County, TN.

                                             _(RESEARCH QUERY) GATEWOOD of Old Virginia_
                                            |                                           
                       _Mr. GATEWOOD _______|
                      | (1770 - 1815)       |
                      |                     |___________________________________________
                      |                                                                 
 _Nicholas GATEWOOD __|
| (1810 - 1860)       |
|                     |                      ___________________________________________
|                     |                     |                                           
|                     |_Lucy________________|
|                       (1770 - 1830)       |
|                                           |___________________________________________
|                                                                                       
|
|--Margaret Caroline GATEWOOD 
|  (1841 - 1890)
|                                            ___________________________________________
|                                           |                                           
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |___________________________________________
|                     |                                                                 
|_Sallie______________|
  (1815 - 1860)       |
                      |                      ___________________________________________
                      |                     |                                           
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |___________________________________________
                                                                                        

Sources

[S1132]

[S125]


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Sarah GODWIN

ABT 1836 - ____

ID Number: I77325

  • RESIDENCE: Williamsburg Co. SC
  • BIRTH: ABT 1836
  • RESOURCES: See: [S2180]
Father: Hardy Garland Bethel GODWIN
Mother: Margaret MCCUTCHEN


Notes


Marriage ? GRAHAM

                                                      ________________________________
                                                     |                                
                                _Jacob GODWIN _______|
                               | (1761 - 1819)       |
                               |                     |________________________________
                               |                                                      
 _Hardy Garland Bethel GODWIN _|
| (1810 - 1851) m 1833         |
|                              |                      ________________________________
|                              |                     |                                
|                              |_____________________|
|                                                    |
|                                                    |________________________________
|                                                                                     
|
|--Sarah GODWIN 
|  (1836 - ....)
|                                                     _Hugh MCCUTCHEN "the Immigrant"_+
|                                                    | (1720 - 1769) m 1750           
|                               _James MCCUTCHEN ____|
|                              | (1752 - 1820) m 1810|
|                              |                     |_Isabella COOPER _______________+
|                              |                       (1720 - 1769) m 1750           
|_Margaret MCCUTCHEN __________|
  (1811 - ....) m 1833         |
                               |                      _(RESEARCH QUERY) MCCANTS ______
                               |                     |                                
                               |_Elizabeth MCCANTS __|
                                 (1780 - ....) m 1810|
                                                     |________________________________
                                                                                      

Sources

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Caroline Elizabeth HARPER

ABT 1860 - ____

ID Number: I68042

  • RESIDENCE: Norland Spring, AR
  • BIRTH: ABT 1860
  • RESOURCES: See: [S2582]

Family 1 : Walter Patterson PENDLETON
  1. +Alice Elizabeth PENDLETON
  2. +Walter Broyles PENDLETON

Notes


daughter of Jesses Harper and Selina.

Sources

[S2582]


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Isabella Graves HENDERSON

21 Dec 1763 - 12 Oct 1826

ID Number: I80642

  • RESIDENCE: Orange Co. NC and Wilkes Co. GA
  • BIRTH: 21 Dec 1763, Orange Co. North Carolina
  • DEATH: 12 Oct 1826, Wilkes Co. Georgia
  • RESOURCES: See: [S3055]
Father: Joseph HENDERSON
Mother: Delphia (Adelphia) LEA


Family 1 : Joshua CALLAWAY
  1. +Joshua Sanford CALLAWAY

                                                 _William HENDERSON __________
                                                | (1680 - ....)               
                           _John HENDERSON _____|
                          | (1707 - 1779) m 1732|
                          |                     |_Mary WOOLFOLK ______________+
                          |                       (1689 - ....)               
 _Joseph HENDERSON _______|
| (1737 - 1812) m 1770    |
|                         |                      _Samuel BROCKMAN ____________+
|                         |                     | (1680 - 1766)               
|                         |_Sarah BROCKMAN _____|
|                           (1712 - 1796) m 1732|
|                                               |_Mary MADISON _______________+
|                                                 (1683 - 1776)               
|
|--Isabella Graves HENDERSON 
|  (1763 - 1826)
|                                                _William LEA\LEIGH IV________+
|                                               | (1682 - 1784) m 1703        
|                          _James LEA __________|
|                         | (.... - 1792) m 1725|
|                         |                     |_Frances MAJOR ______________+
|                         |                       (1684 - 1784) m 1703        
|_Delphia (Adelphia) LEA _|
  (1748 - 1818) m 1770    |
                          |                      _Edward HERNDON I____________+
                          |                     | (1678 - 1758) m 1698        
                          |_Ann HERNDON ________|
                            (1704 - 1777) m 1725|
                                                |_Mary WALLER "the Immigrant"_+
                                                  (1674 - 1721) m 1698        

Sources

[S3055]


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Matilda R. TAYLOR

ABT 1805 - ____

ID Number: I41946

  • RESIDENCE: KY
  • BIRTH: ABT 1805
  • RESOURCES: See: [S324]

Family 1 : William Catlett BARBOUR

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[S324]


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Terrisha TURNER

1780 - 1858

ID Number: I93246

  • RESIDENCE: Amherst and Nelson Co. VA
  • BIRTH: 1780
  • DEATH: 1858
  • RESOURCES: See: [S2811]
Father: James TURNER
Mother: Rebecca HAMNER


Notes


2 Terrisha TURNER b: 1780 d: 1858 + Christian Catherine FOSTER

                                                  _(RESEARCH QUERY) TURNER _
                                                 |                          
                       _Terrisha "Terry" TURNER _|
                      | (1710 - 1802) m 1740     |
                      |                          |__________________________
                      |                                                     
 _James TURNER _______|
| (1744 - 1806)       |
|                     |                           __________________________
|                     |                          |                          
|                     |_Sarah WIMPY _____________|
|                       (1720 - 1807) m 1740     |
|                                                |__________________________
|                                                                           
|
|--Terrisha TURNER 
|  (1780 - 1858)
|                                                 _Nicholas HAMNER III______+
|                                                | (1703 - 1794)            
|                      _William HAMNER __________|
|                     | (1730 - 1788) m 1749     |
|                     |                          |__________________________
|                     |                                                     
|_Rebecca HAMNER _____|
  (1753 - 1808)       |
                      |                           _Leonard HENLEY Sr._______+
                      |                          | (1673 - 1761) m 1700     
                      |_Mary Elizabeth HENLEY ___|
                        (1733 - 1787) m 1749     |
                                                 |_Elizabeth RICHARDSON ____+
                                                   (1675 - ....) m 1700     

Sources

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