He was killed during the Battle of the Cowpens near Kings Mountain during the Revolutionary War.
She may have been born on the ship on the way to America.
Sarah was left $150.00 in her father's Will.
MILITARY RECORDS: He served as a Lieutenant in the Bedford County, Pennsylvania Militia with Major Coombs and Colonel Graham during the Revolutionary War.
PROBATE RECORDS: The Last Will and Testament of John Stillwell: In the name of God amen, I, John Stillwell of Bethel Township, Bedford County, and the State of Pennsylvania, being weak in body but in sound mind and memory; thanks be to the almighty God but ___ to much the uncertainty of this life knowing that it is appointed to die make and declare this my last will and testament in the manner and ___ as follows Viz, first of all I recommend any soul to God who gave it hoping to have redemption through the blood and merits of his son Jesus Christ and the forgiving of his ascending to the riches of his grace and my body, I recommend to the earth to be buried at discretions of my executors bury fully persuaded that shall receive the same body resurrection of the just and for settling my ___ Estate and such goods and chattels as it has pleased God to bestow upon me. I do order and direct in the manner following. It is my will that all my just debts be fully and faithfully paid. ___
Item - I - I give and bequest to my beloved wife Sarah Stillwell the house I now live in together with all the household furniture and the Deer park and garden and one riding creature and two milk cows together with one third of the plantation on the westside of the creek the remainder part of my personal property to be sold for my executors to discharge my debts and funeral expenses.
Item - II - give and bequeath unto my beloved son Joseph Stillwell one hundred dollars to be paid in two years after my decease first deducting what will be sufficient debt said Joseph is owing to Joseph Graves.
Item - III - give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Elizabeth Graves two hundred and fifty dollars to be divided in five annual payments without interest the first payment to become due two years after my decease.
Item - IV - give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Abigail Charlton one hundred and fifty dollars to be paid in the same manner that is given for in the bequeath to Elizabeth.
Item - V - give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Sarah Mellott one hundred and fifty dollars to be paid in the same manner that is given for in the bequeath to Elizabeth and Abigail to be paid as follows. Viz, Obadiah Stillwell to pay Elizabeth Graves and Abigail Charlton and fifty dollars to Joseph Stillwell.
Item - VI - give and bequeath to my beloved son Obadiah Stillwell his heirs and ___, all that part of my farm lying on the west side of Tonoloway Creek.
Item - VII - will and direct that all the land on the east side of said brook that belongs to me be sold by my executors to pay my debts and the remaining legacies which is not specified to be paid by Obadiah and the residue if any to be paid to my beloved son John Stillwell.
Item - VIII - will and direct that at the death of my beloved wife Sarah Stillwell that that part of my real property bequeathed to her fall to my son Obadiah and the and the personal property or what remains of it to be equally divided amongst my three daughters have and have alike.
And lastly I do appoint my son Obadiah Stillwell and Andrew Mann to be my executors of this my last will and testament revoking all other wills by me made In witness whereof I have set my hand and ___ this 30th day of September one thousand eighth hundred and twenty three. Witnesses: Benjamin Truax & Joseph Truax (This transcription was sent to me by Scott Duncan email: email@example.com on 19 May 2001)
CEMETERY RECORDS: His tombstone says: John Stillwell Who departed this earth __ Oct 1823 __ yrs. & __ months ___ (This inscription was sent to me by Scott Duncan email: firstname.lastname@example.org on 19 May 2001) I went to the cemetery in July 2002 and saw the grave for myself.
CEMETERY RECORDS: Her tombstone says: Sarah Stillwell Wife of John Stillwell Oct 15th 1823 Aged 70 years (This inscription was sent to me by Scott Duncan email: email@example.com on 19 May 2001) I went to the cemetery in July 2002 and saw the grave for myself.
He was killed in a sawmill accident.
Joseph was left $100.00 in his father's Will.
John was left the remainder of his father's estate after all his brother's & sister's received their inheirtance.
Abigail was left $150.00 in her father's Will.
Elizabeth was left $250.00 in her father's Will.
HISTORY: Eliza Graves was baptized in May of 1806. her given name was Elizabeth and evidently went by Eliza. She was born the daughter of John Stillwell, Esq. Ref#180, and his wife, Sarah Warford Stillwell, Ref.#181; Elizabeth married Joseph Graves Sr., and they are buried in the Stillwell plot at Tonoloway. Their markers show that she died on May 6, 1826, aged forty-eight; and her husband, Joseph, died June 7, 1831, aged sixty-seven years and seven months, Ref.#182; The children of this family were: Obediah, Rachel, Samuel, Abner, Enoch, Lydia, Abigail, and John Graves, Ref.#183; This family lived in Bethel Twp. Samuel and Ludia Graves were both unmarried, in their forties, and living with their brother Obediah Graves in 1850. At that time the farm was worth $4500.00, Ref.#184.
Ref.#180, Bedford Will Book 2, p.106; Ref.#181, Sallie Harris Papers, filed with the Heady Papers in the Rhode Island Historical Society; Ref.#182, Tombstones at Tonoloway Cemetery; Ref.#183, Bedford Will Book 2, p.349; Ref.#184, U,S, Census (1850) Bethel Twp, Fulton, PA;
He was still unmarried in 1850 and was living with his brother Obediah. He was living with some of Obediah's children up until 1880.
HISTORY: Samuel Graves joined the Tonoloway Church in September of 1825. He was born about 1802, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Stillwell Graves and a grandson of Samuel Graves and John Stillwell, Esq., Ref.#185; In 1850, Samuel, then forty-eight, lived on the old Graves place in Bethel Twp, which was appraised at $4500.00 in 1850, along with his unmarried sister Lydia and his brother Obediah and his sister-in-law Susan, wife of Obediah. He and Lydia were living with Obediah's children as late as 1880, Ref.#186. Ref.#185, Bedford County Will Book 2, pp.106, 273, 349; Ref.#186, U.S. Census (1850) and (1880), Bethel Twp, Fulton County, PA.
She was still unmarried in 1850 and was living with her brother Obediah. She was living with some of Obediah's children up until 1880.
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