Durrett, Thomas Davis
- Born: 23 Feb 1803 640
- Marriage: Wood, Emily B. on 23 Dec 1824 in Albemarle County, Virginia, USA 639
- Died: 16 Oct 1830, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA at age 27 640
William Catterton Jr. on 6 July 1840, in Albemarle County, was the guardian of Thomas Durrett's children, Jane Adeline, Frances, William H., and Columbia Durrett, Marcus Durrett was security, (see Murphy part 2, page 421). Minister Edard G. Ship, bondsman Harrison Wood (father of bride), who gives his consent, witness E.W. Watson, license issued by Alexander Garrett.
See Albemarle County Minute Book 10, 208, 1840 for settlement of Catterton v. Durrett, and will Book 13, page 78.
Albemarle County Minute Book 10, page 208: settlement of Catterton v. Durrett
Bill filed and on motion of the plaintiff, Ira Garrett approved guardian ad litem of the infant defendants: then answer of all the defendants filed: whereupon by consent of parties, their cause came on to be heard upon the pleadings & proofs, & was argued by Counsel, upon consideration whereof, the Court being of opinion that the slaves in the Bill mentioned cannot be divided in kind, but must be sold in order to am equal division, doth adjudge order and decree that Wm. Catterton be, and he is hereby appointed a Commissioner, who having published notice of the time & place of sale for 21 days in any newspaper printed in Charlottesville, & by advertising the same at the door of the Courthouse of this County on some Court day, & at thice or more public places near the residence of the late John & Francis Durrett now deceased at least 25 days before such sale, shall proceed to sell the said slaves (being the same which was lately held by the said Francis, as widow of her husband, the said John Durrett) to the highest bidder, or a credit of six months, taken from the purchaser or purchasers a bond or bonds with good security, unless he or they, or any of them, shall prefer paying ready money, in which case the said Commissioner may
receive the sum, discounting there from the legal interest. If bonds be given, the said Commissioner shall collect them when due & when he shall have received the money arising from such sale, he shall after deducting the costs of this said work a contingent fund of fifteen dollars & the expenses of advertising & sale, including his own commission, distribute the residual in the following manner, to wit: to himself, in right of his wife one sixth part; to himself a guardian of the infant children of Thomas Durrett, one sixth; to himself as adm. with the will annexed of Francis Durrett dec'd one sixth, to the plaintiff Daniel P. Key & Elizabeth his wife, one sixth & to each of the plaintiffs, Sarah & Isaac D. Durrett, one sixth, and
then he is to make reports of ………………………….
Thomas married Emily B. Wood, daughter of Harrison Wood, Sr and Mary "Molly" Seamonds, on 23 Dec 1824 in Albemarle County, Virginia, USA.639 (Emily B. Wood was born about 1807 in Albemarle County, Virginia, USA 641 and died in Jul 1880 in White Hall, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA 642.) The cause of her death was Pneumonia.