There is recorded in Goochland county the will of Sarah Cox, dated March 26, 1726, probated January 20, 1747. She mentions son Stephen, daughters Edith, Martha, Elizabeth, Mary, Prudence, and Judith. She appoints Henry Wood her executor, and the will is in the handwriting of Henry Wood (the clerk of Goochland county at that date, and father of Col. Valentine Wood, who married Lucy Henry, and was the grandfather of General Joseph E. Johnston, Beverly Johnston, of Abingdon, Valentine Wood Southall, and Dr. Philip Southall, of Amelia, and whose daughters married Edward Carter, of Blenheim, Albemarle county; William Meriwether, grandson of Col. Nich. Meriwether, of Hanover; and Wm. Pryor.[)]
Source: Virginia Historical Magazine, Vol. 4, pages 94 and 95. Copied at the Virginia State Library Archives on 29 Mar 1986 by Susan Shields Sasek.
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