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The wife of Uriah Edwards was Mildred Head.  Some information on this family, came from a book ----- "Decent of Henry Head (1695-1770)"; ----- compiled and written by Idress Head Alvord of Palmyra Missouri --- 1949.  Information was also found in William Crozier's --- "Spotsylvania County, Virginia Records."  The first Head in America of this line of whom there is documentary evidence of, is one Henry Head, of Spotsylvania County, Virginia.  He lived in the area of the Uriah Edwards farm.

Henry Head, a planter, was born circa 1695, and died in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, on May 5, 1765.  Henry married Frances Spence, daughter of colonial Doctor, Alexander Spence.  Dr. Spence was a member of the House of Burgesses, that met in Williamsburg, Virginia.

He made a Will, dated February 25, 1765, which was probated and proven  on May 7, 1772.  An appraisal of Henry Head Sr.'s Estate was made in 1770.  Final settlement of the Estate was not made until 1773.  In this appraisal, there were listed 8 slaves, 5 pewter dishes, 380 other dishes, as well as other property.  Mildred Head Edwards, wife of Uriah Edwards is specifically mentioned as his daughter in this Will.

The known children of Henry Head and Frances Spence, as listed in his Will, were:

 1. Henry Head Jr., born circa 1716.
 2. Alexander Spence Head, born circa 1721.
 3. Mildred Head, born circa 1722, wife of Uriah Edwards.
 4. Benjamin Head, born about 1731.

No doubt there were other children, but these were all that were mentioned in his Will.

Henry Head Jr., was born circa 1716.  He married Mary ___???___, and they lived in St George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia. He was the executor of his father's Estate.  The final settlement of this Estate was made on September 1, 1773.

Alexander Spence Head, was born circa 1721, and died after 1790, in St George's Parish of Spotsylvania County, Virginia.  He married a Sarah ___???___.  Records show that he also lived in nearby Berkeley Parish, of the same County.  In 1744 he bought 166 acres of land and later he added some 500 acres more.

Known children of Alexander Spence Hear and Sarah, his wife, proven by various Spotsylvania Co., Virginia Deeds:

Isaac
Henry
David married Isabella ___???___

Mildred Head, who married Uriah Edwards.  More about this family, and her descendants in "A History of ONE EDWARDS FAMILY in America."

Benjamin Head, was born circa __???___, and died before 15 Feb 1790.
He married Gracie ________, who died ___???___, in ___???___.
He apparently owned land in Spotsylvania Co., Orange Co., and Culpepper Co., Virginia

Benjamin and his wife, Grace, had the following known children

Benjamin Head who married Milly Long.  Benjamin died in 1808, Woodford (Franklin) Co., Kentucky
Frances Head who married Elizabeth ___???___
Mary (Molly) Head who married Benjamin Perry and moved from Virginia to Woodford (Franklin) Co., Kentucky, and then on to Henry Co., Kentucky

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Grace Head shows on the 1800 Woodford County, Kentucky Tax List

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Head, Benjamin (of Orange Co.)
Culpepper County 1790 w.

Will Book C, 1783-1791  (Reel 32)
page 362. Will pro. 15 Feb 1790
page 382-383 Inv. & app. rec 20 Sep 1790

Will proven 19 Jul 1790, Culpepper Co., Virginia

Benjamin Head, dated 20 Dec. 1784, proved 19 July 1790, Culpepper Co., VA. I abstract: "I Benjamin Head of Orange County ... lend unto my loving wife Grace Head all my Estate, real and personal during her life or widowhood and at her death or Marriage, I give and bequeath to my youngest son Benjamin Head all my land and my Negro FELLOW NAMED TOM [emphasis Mrs. Burton's] ....  My eldest son Frances and my daughter, Molly Perry ... I ...appoint ...  my loving wife Grace Head, Executrix and my son Benjamin Executor ... This 20th day of December l784.

                             Benjamin Head (L. S.)

Witt: Edm. Row
Zachariah x Jones.
Elizabeth x Jones.'

Recorded July 19th, 1790 in Culpepper Court House, Culpepper, Va."

*** Names wife:  Grace ***
*** Names youngest son:  Benjamin ***
*** Names oldest son:  Frances ***
*** Names daughter:  Molly Perry ***

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In a book called “FORKS OF ELKHORN CHURCH,” published in 1946 by
Ermina Jett Darnell, the following is stated:

"To that part of Woodford [County, KY] that was afterward Franklin [County, KY] came Mrs. Grace Head, widow of Benjamin Head, of Culpepper, with her children:
1. Benjamin, m Milly Long, Culpepper 1785.  They settled on Elkhorn, and he died in 1808 ...
2. Francis,  m (Elizabeth?) ...
3. Mary, m Benjamin Perry and they ... went to Henry [County, KY]."

*** Names widow of Benjamin:  Grace ***
*** Names wife of Benjamin Jr.: Milly ***
*** Names date and place of Benjamin Jr's Marriage ***
*** Names husband of daughter Mary:  Benjamin Perry ***

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Some
of the
Various
Legal transactions
of the
Henry Head Sr. Family
in
Spotsylvania Co., Virginia

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Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
WILLS
WILL BOOK D 1761-1772
page 25
HEAD, HENRY, Planter, Spotsylvania Co., dated Feb. 25, 1765, proven May 7, 1772.
Wit. Guy Bell, Charles Proctor, Benjamin Steward.
Ex. son, Henry Head.
Leg. son, Henry Head; son Alexander Spence Head; son Benjamin Head; daughter Mildred Edwards; wife Frances Head.

*** Names wife:  Frances ***
*** Names sons:  Henry Head, Alexander Spence Head, and Benjamin Head ***
*** Names daughter:  Mildred Edwards ***
*** Confimrs marriage to Edwards ***

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Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
GUARDIANS BONDS
WILL BOOK E
page 80
£500 Lucy Proctor, guard. to Ann, William, Charles and Thomas Proctor, orphs. of Charles Proctor, with Alexander Spence Head and John Wigglesworth, sec.
Recorded November. 6, 1787.

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Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
DEEDS
DEED BOOK D 1742-1751
page 165
Dated February. 7, 1744. Henry x Martin, Junr., of St. Margaret's Par., Caroline Co., planter, and Susanna, his wife, to Alexander Spence Head of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., planter. £12 7s. 9d. curr. 166 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., part of pat granted John Chew, Gent., June 4, 1726, and by him sold to sd. Henry, Jr., and John Collier, Junr., as by deeds, January. 31, 1737. Joseph Hawkins, Isaac Darnell, Martin True.
Recorded February. 7, 1743.

*** Purchase of 166 acres by Alexander Spence Head ***

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Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
DEEDS
DEED BOOK E 1751-1761
page 217
Nov. 3, 1760. Alexander Spence Head of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., and Sarah, his wife, to James Rousey of Par. and Co. afsd. £18 curr. 160 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. Joseph Steward, Michael Robinson, W. Bartlett, junr.
Nov. 3, 1760.

*** Sale of 160 acres by Alexander Spence Head ***
*** Names wife of Alexander Spence Head:  Sarah ***

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Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
DEEDS
DEED BOOK G 1766-1771
page 267
March 2, 1769. William Scott and Ann, his wife, of Spts. Co., to Alexander Spence Head of same Co. £100 curr.162 a. in Spts. Co. Chs. Ture-man, Benjamin Johnston, jr., Uriah Edwards, Sherod Horn, Nicholas Hawkins, Nicholas Hawkins, junr

*** Purchase of 162 acres by Alexander Spence Head ***

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Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
DEEDS
DEED BOOK G 1766-1771
page 279
December. 21, 1770. Henry Gatewood of Spts. Co. and Tabitha, his wife, to Benjamin Head of sd. Co. £30 curr. 112 a. in Spts. Co. Alexander. Spence Head, David Head, James Head.
No date of Record.

*** Purchase of 112 acres by Benjamin Head ***
*** Witnessed by son:  Alexander Spence Head ***
*** Witnessed by grandsons:  David Head and James Head, sons of Alexander Spence Head ***

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Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
DEEDS
DEED BOOK J 1774-1782
page 328
July 18, 1776. William. Houston of Spts. Co. to John Carter, Gent. £41 curr. Mortgage. 4 slaves. Witnesses, Joseph. Brock, John. Brock. March 21, 1777.

December. 9, 1776. Isaac Head (son of Alexander Spence Head), of Spts Co., apprentices himself to William. x Hudson of same Co., Blacksmith.

*** Names Isaac Head, as son of Alexander Spence Head ***

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Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
DEEDS
DEED BOOK J 1774-1782
page 329
May 15, 1777. Alexander Spence Head of Spts. Co. to his son, Henry Head, of the sd. Co. Deed of Gift. 100 a. in Spts. Co. No witnesses.
May 15, 1777.

*** Names son, Henry Head, as son of Alexander Spence Head ***

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Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
DEEDS
DEED BOOK J 1774-1782
page 339
May 25, 1778. Benjamin Head of Orange Co. and Gracey, his wife, to John Edwards of Spts. Co. £150 curr. 100 a. in Spts. Co. Edward. Collins, Uriah Edwards, jr.; Andrew Johnston, Isaac Head.
November. 19, 1778.

*** Names wife, Gracey, of Benjamin Head ***

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Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
DEEDS
DEED BOOK J 1774-1782
page 346
March 1, 1779. Alexander Spence Head and Sarah, his wife, of Spts. Co. to Henry Head of same Co. £500 curr. 162a. in Spts. Co. No witnesses.
July 15, 1779.

*** Names Sarah, as wife of Alexander Spence Head ***

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Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
DEEDS
DEED BOOK J 1774-1782
page 346
July 15, 1779. Alexander Spence Head of Spts. Co. to his son, David Head. Deed of Gift. 80 a. in Spts. Co. No witnesses.
July 15, 1779.

*** Names David, as son of Alexander Spence Head ***

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Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
DEEDS
DEED BOOK J 1774-1782
page 356
May 10, 1781. Alexander Spence Head of Berkeley Par., Spts. Co. to his son, Isaac Head, of same Par. and Co.  £3000 curr. 100 a. in Spts. Co. Michael McDaniel, David Head. May 17, 1781.

*** Names Isaac, as son of Alexander Spence Head ***

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Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
DEEDS
DEED BOOK J 1774-1782
page 379
— —,—. Henry Head, jr., of Spots. Co. to Alexander Spence Head of same co. £100. Mortgage. 2 negroes.
Witnesses, Geo. Stubble-field, John. Wiglesworth, jr.; John. Chew. March 2, 1784.

*** Mortage of Slaves by Henry Head Jr. to his brother, Alexander Spence Head ***

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Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
DEEDS
DEED BOOK J 1774-1782
page 396
March 5, 1785. Henry x Head to Alexander Spence Head. Mortgage. 4 negroes, etc. Witnesses, John. Herndon, John. Wiglesworth.
March 7, 1786.

*** Mortage of Slaves by Henry Head Jr. to his brother, Alexander Spence Head ***

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Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
DEEDS
DEED BOOK J 1774-1782
page 408
August. 8, 1787. Henry Head of Culpepper Co. to Alexander Spence Head of Spots. Co. £10, and in consideration of  sd. A. S. Head being security on bond of the sd., etc., to indemnify the sd. A. S. Head, the sd. Henry  deeds him lease of land held of Alexander Spotswood, Esq., known as Edings Springs, and containing 168 3/4 a. in Spots. Co., also horses, goods, cattle, etc., etc. Witnesses, John. Chew, G. Bell, Isaac Head.
 August. 8, 1787.

*** Land transaction between brothers Henry Head Jr. and Alexander Spence Head ***
*** Witnessed by Isaac Head, a son of Alexander Spence Head ***

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Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
DEEDS
DEED BOOK J 1774-1782
page 421
June 13, 1788. Alexander. Spence Head, release of mortgage held against property of Henry Head's, to James Pettigrove, etc. Witnesses, Joseph. Brock, Daniel. Branham, Ludlow Branham, William. Robinson, Thomas Allen. November. 4, 1788.

*** Release of Mortgage between brothers, Alexander Spence Head and Henry Head Jr. ***

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Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
DEEDS
DEED BOOK J 1774-1782
page 430
Oct. 2, 1789. Alexander Spence Head and Sarah, his wife, to Benjamin Head, son of the sd. Alexander Spence Head.  £150 curr. 331 a. in Berkeley Par., Spts. Co., whereon sd. A. S. Head lately lived, etc., and part of a tract purchased of John Holloday and bounded by lands of Capt. Stockley Towles, William. Smith, Gent., and David Head, etc.  Witnesses, Joseph Head, David Head, Joel Fagg.
February. 2, 1790.

*** Names Benjamin, as son of Alexander Spence Head ***

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Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
DEEDS
DEED BOOK J 1774-1782
page 439
January. 7, 1791. Benjamin Head of Spots. Co. to Edward. Herndon of same co. £34 curr. 34 a., part of a tract purchased by sd. Benjamin of his father, Alexander. Spence Head, in Spots. Co., etc., etc. No witnesses.
February. 1, 1791.

*** Names Benjamin, as son of Alexander Spence Head ***

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Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
DEEDS
DEED BOOK J 1774-1782
page 456
December. 4, 1792. David Head and Isabella, his wife, of Spots. Co. to James Frazer of same co. £63 curr. 88 a. given the sd. David Head by his father, Alexander Spence Head, as by Ind. dated July 15, 1779, in Berkeley Par., Spots. Co., etc., etc. No witnesses.
December. 4, 1792.

*** Names wife, Isabella, of David Head, a son of Alexander Spence Head ***

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???   LIKELY   ???
BUT NEEDS TO BE PROVEN

Information on other Descendants of Henry Head and Frances Spence received off the Internet from: "Robert Vaughn" <rrobert@worldnet.att.net> on July 24th, 1998.  None of which has been verified by me.

Henry HEAD
& Frances SPENCE
|     Henry HEAD
|     Alexander Spence HEAD
|     & Sarah
|     |     Benjamin HEAD
|     |     Henry HEAD
|     |     & Nancy Ann
|     |      mp. Spotsylvania Co., Virginia
|     |     |     Alexander Spence HEAD*
|     |     |     & Jane LE MARE
|     |     |      m. 1796
|     |     |      mp. Virginia
|     |     |     |     Henry Thompson Alexander HEAD
|     |     |     |      bp. Lincoln Co., North Carolina
|     |     |     |     William HEAD
|     |     |     |      bp. Lincoln Co., North Carolina
|     |     |     |     John HEAD
|     |     |     |      bp. Lincoln Co., North Carolina
|     |     |     Alexander Spence HEAD*
|     |     |     & Margaret Elizabeth STROUP
|     |     |      m. 1800
|     |     |      mp. Lincoln Co., North Carolina
|     |     |     |     Uriah Spencer HEAD
|     |     |     |     Holly / Molly HEAD
|     |     |     |     Alfred B. HEAD
|     |     |     |     Alexander Hosea HEAD
|     |     |     |     Adam Marshall HEAD
|     |     |     |     Joanne HEAD
|     |     |     |     David HEAD
|     |     |     |     Elizabeth HEAD
|     |     James HEAD
|     |     Isaac HEAD
|     |     David HEAD
|     |     Lucy HEAD
|     |     Elizabeth HEAD
|     Mildred HEAD
|     Benjamin HEAD
 
 
 




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???   COULD  or COULD NOT BE   ???
BUT NEEDS TO BE PROVEN
 

From: "Mark B. Arslan" <arslanm@mindspring.com>
To: HEAD-L@rootsweb.com - AUGUST 18TH, 1998

According to the tentative Head genealogy put together 11 years ago by Jim Landrum and Jack Watts (see below).  (Jim passed away a few years ago.)

(The following was sent to MARK B. ARSLAN  awhile back by Jim Landrum.)
 

Brief sketch outline by Jack Watts, amplified by J. R. Landrum, to attempt to
link most of the Head families in VA, and ultimately, in the south, but MUST be
considered VERY tentative:

+ continued below;  =descent has been compiled

 1.  William HEAD the elder, d. ca. 1710; md. Mary[].
         2.+    William, the younger; d. ca. 1711.
         3.+    John, b. ca. 1685.
         4.+    Richard.

 2.  William HEAD the younger; d. ca. 1711; md. Elizabeth [].
         5.+    Alford/Alfred
         6.+    James; d. ca. 1748, Spotsylvania Co.; md. Betty [Russell?].
         7.     Anthony.
         8.+    Henry.
         9.+    George

 3.  John HEAD, b. ca. 1685; md. ?
        10.+    John; md. Sarah Waters.
        ll.+    Richard; md. Sarah Newport.
        12.+    George; md. Katherine Newport.

 4.  Richard HEAD; md. ?
        13.     Sarah.
        14.     Anthony.
        15.=    Robert; md. Dorothy [].
        16.     William.
        17.=    Richard, b. ca. 1755; md. Mary [].
        18.=    Isaac.

 5.  Alford HEAD; md. Mary [].
        19.=    John Alford/Alfred (to KY).
        20.=    et al.

 6.  James HEAD; d. 1748, Spotsylvania; wife Betty, executrix of estate
        21.+    Benjamin; b. ca. 1725-30; md. Martha Sharman (ours).
        22.+    James; md. Ann []; he d. Elbert Co.GA, after 1805.
        23.+    William (Sr.); md. Mary (Williams?); to GA.
        24.+    Thomas (Sr.); md. Elizabeth Childs, dau. of Nathan Childs; to GA.

 8.  Henry HEAD; md. Frances Spence.
        25.     Henry, Jr.
        26.=    Alexander Spence.
        27.=    Benjamin; md. Grace []; widow to Franklin & Woodford Cos., KY
        28.=    Mildred; md. Uriah Edwards; to KY
        [[  See URL - - - - - - - - - -  for this family group.  Joe Edwards ]]

 9.  George HEAD; m. Elizabeth [Dearing].
        29.=    William, b. 1740-50. To Surry Co., NC (left will 1836).
        30.=    Robert. To Surry Co., NC & Robertson Co., TN.
        31.=    George. To Surry Co., NC & Robertson Co., TN.

21.  Benjamin HEAD (Capt.); b. 1720s; md. Martha Sharman, dau. of Robert & Lucy []
        Sharman; he d. 1803, Orange Co., VA; she d. 1821.
        [[See URL http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/6359/head/head.html for
         this family group.  Mark Arslan.]]

22.  James HEAD (of age in 1763); md. Ann [].
        40.=    John Stromatt, b. 1763, Culpeper; md. Barbara (Widdowman?)
        41.     Anthony; md. Mary.
        __.     Lucretia (Lucrecy); md. ----- Sharp

23.  William HEAD, Sr.; md. Mary (Williams?). (all to GA)
        42.=    Dianna, b. ca. 1760; md.  Enoch Pearson.
        43.=    William Head, Jr., b. ca. 1771; md. Henrietta Ray.
        44.=    James (M.), b. ca. 1775; md. Margaret Roberts.
        45.     Anne; md. Cyrus White.
        46.=    Daniel b. 177_; md.  Elizabeth Hannah. (GA to TN)
       (47.=    Richard. The Bible of James Head lists his children and one
                James N. Head, b. 1800, son of Richard).

24.  Thomas HEAD, Sr.; md. Elizabeth Childs, dau. of Nathan Childs.
        48.=    Thomas, Jr., b. 1776; m., Sarah Catchings.
        49.     Martha.
        50.     Lucy; md. Samuel (Young) Wilkerson/(Wilkinson).
        51.=    Frances; md. James Pearson, son of #42 above.
        52.     Susanna.
        53.=    Mary; b. 179_; md. John Madison Pearson, son of #42 above.
        54.=    John, b. 1794-1802; md. Nancy Gray, dau. of John Gray.
        55.=    James, b. 1794-1802; md.  Polly (Mary) [].
        56.     dau.; md. Wiley Jones.
        57.     dau.; md. William Dingler, son of John Dingler.
        58.     dau.; md. Henry Glover.
        59.     dau.; md. John Gray, son of Thomas Gray.

Compiled, mid-1987, by:

John Harris Watts
P. 0. Box 107
Grand Junction, IA 30107

James R. Landrum   (NOW DECEASED)
3203 Cody Road
Columbus, GA 31907

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