Theophilus Watson Chisholm b. abt 1773-1800 son of Adam Chisholm
- None known – the probate paperwork of Theophilus Watson Chisholm does not mention children
- David Chisholm 1764–1792 (Confirmed son of Adam)(David Chisholm whose will was probated in 1792 in Union County, SC – his will names Samuel and William as brothers. Samuel’s year of birth is 1787 based on will’s instructions. Only Adam Chisholm has a son named Samuel Chisholm that is this age, confirming David and William Chisholm are Adam’s sons).
- William Chism b. abt. 1766 living in Union and Greenville Counties, SC m. Ann Praytor (Confirmed son of Adam)(David Chisholm whose will was probated in 1792 in Union County, SC – his will names Samuel and William as brothers. Samuel’s year of birth is 1787 based on will’s instructions. Only Adam Chisholm has a son named Samuel Chisholm that is this age, confirming David and William Chisholm are Adam’s sons).
- John Chism b. abt 1769 of Laurens, SC and Tuscaloosa Co, AL (Confirmed son of Adam Chisholm – legatee in Adam’s probate)
- Theophilus Watson Chisholm b. abt 1773-1800 (Confirmed son of Adam – is a legatee of David’s as one of his brothers in a 1797 distribution)
- Nancy Chisholm 1780–1849 (Confirmed son of Adam Chisholm – legatee in Adam’s probate)
- Obediah Chisholm 1785– 1849 (Confirmed son of Adam Chisholm – legatee in Adam’s probate)
- Samuel Chisholm 1787– (Confirmed son of Adam Chisholm – legatee in Adam’s probate)
FACTS and SOURCES:
The first record showing Watson Chisholm is a Deed transaction in 1794 in Union County, SC.
1794 Jan 31 – Fields Blacky to Watson Chisholm p 161 Misc Records. Union Co, SC.
… I Fields Blacky of the State of South Carolina Union County … sold unto Watson Chisholm of the State and County afsd one negro boy named Adam …
Signed: Fields Blakely
Wit: William Mitchell, Jesse Maberry
In 1797 Watt Chisholm receives his inheritance from his brother David’s estate – who had died in 1797. David’s will in 1791 indicated that his slaves and stock were to be sold or distributed, and the funds therefrom to be distributed to his brothers and sister when his brother Samuel turned 10 years of age – which occurred in 1797 – and Watson Chisholm then received his portion of his brother David’s estate:
1797 March 6 – John Henderson & others to The’s W Chisholm p 206 Misc Records. Union Co, SC.
… we John Henderson, Obediah Trimmier and William Chisholm … sold and delivered unto The’s W Chisholm one negro woman by the name of Fanny she being part of the property of the estate of David Chisholm decd …
Signed: John Henderson, Obediah Trimmier, William Chisholm
Wit: Henry Farnandes, William Henderson
1797 March 7 – Trimmier and Wm Chisholm to Watt Chisholm – Conveyances (deeds), v. C-E 1791-1799 p. 32 – I do hereby acknowledge that I have received of John Henderson, Obediah Trimmier and William Chisholm the sum of 75 pounds sterling of the estate of David Chisholm deceased and upon a final settlement if should appear that I have received more than my legacy, I hereby promise to return to the said John Henderson, Obediah Trimur and William Chisholm such ballance as may appear due from me to said estate.
Signed: Watt Chisholm
Wit: Henry Farnandes
1797 March 6 – Adam Chisholm to Watson Chisholm, bk D, p 534. Union Co, SC
… I Adam Chisholm of the State of South Carolina and County of Union have for and in consideration of 50 pounds … sell and deliver unto Watson Chisholm one negroe boy named Ned, and one named Stephen …
Signed: Adam Chisholm
Wit: Obadiah Trimmier, William Chisholm
1797 Apr 3 – A Bill of Sale from Adam Chisholm to Watson Chisholm proved by William Chisholm & ordered to record.
Minutes of the Court 1796-1799. p. 25. Union County, SC
A lawsuit in 1801 shows that Watson Chisholm owed a note to John Beckham & Co.
1798 Oct 3 note taken out by Watson Chisholm – lawsuit in 1801 March Term – The State of South Carolina Roll 8, Union District}
Adam Chisholm was attached to answer to John Montcreif, Alexander McBeth & John Beckham Jr in a plea otherwise called John Beckham & Co in a plea of Debt and whereupon the said John Beckham & Co by their atty Abram Nott complain that the said Adam Chisholm on the 17th day of August in the year of our Lord 1797 at Union Court House in the Dist and State afsd made his said promissory note in writing subscribed with his own hand by which he promised to pay to the said John Beckham & Co 35 pounds 16 shillings and 1 penny for value recd to be paid on or before the last day of Nov then next ensuing with interest from the date. By virtue of the premises ad of the Act of Assembly in such case made and provided the said Adam became indebted to the said John Beckham & Co the said sum of 35 pounds 16 shillings and 1 penny and being so indebted he the said Adam in consideration thereof afterwards towit the last day of November afsd undertook and faithfully promised that he would well and pay the same agreeable to the Terms and effect of the note aforesaid.
Nevertheless the said Adam the aforesaid sum of money 35 pounds 16 shillings and 1 penny has never paid nor any part thereof altho often required to pay the same. But intending craftily and subtilly to deceive and defraud the said John Beckham & Co. In this particular he thereto has and still doth altogether refuse to pay the same. Whereupon the said John Beckham & Co say they are injured and have sustained damages to the value of 71 pounds 12 shillings and 2 pence sterling etc. And therefore they bring suit etc.
Abrm Nott, Pltfs Attorney
On or before the last day of November next I promise to pay John Beckham & Co 35 pounds 16 shillings and 1 penny with interest from the date. Being the balance due them on settlement this 17 August 1797 for value recd by me.
Signed: Adam Chisholm
1798 Oct 3 – Received of the within note by the hands of Watson Chisholm 85 dollars L19.16.8…
And the said Adam by John Dunlap his attorney comes and defends the force and injury when and soforth and saith the specially within declared is not his deed and of this he shows himself upon the Country and soforth. Dunlap, Atty
And the said John & Co doth so likewise. Nott for Pltf.
Afterwards to wit the first Monday after the 4th Monday in October 1800 before the afsd Justices of the said Stall came as well the said John Beckham & Co as also the said Adam Chishom by their attorneys afsd and the Jurors of the Jury whereof mention is mad within being drawn etc according etc and called over and declare the truth of the matter within contained and being chosen tried & sworn upon their oaths say that the said Adam did not undertake & promise in manner and form as the said John Beckham & Co above within complained against him, and they assess the damages of the said Beckham & Co by occasion thereof once and above his costs and charges by him, about his suit in this behalf expended to 89 dollars and 70 cents and for their costs and charges.
Therefore it is considered that the said John Beckham & Co do recover against Adam the damages by the said Jury in form aforesaid assessed and also 24 dollars 48 cents adjudged to the said John Beckham & Co at his request by the said Court. Now here for their said costs and charges which said damages & costs and charges … amount in the whole 114 dollars 18 cents and the said Adam in mercy etc.
Attorneys fee for filing declaration 1.5
Entering judgment 15.
Issuing excn 5.
Spn matter & argt 1.5
Clerks Fee 5.5
Shff Hughes 1.75
Co Nuckolls .42
Total Costs: 24.48
Judgment signed 1st June 1801.
John Beckham & Co v. Adam Chisholm p 53
Theophilus Watson Chisholm dies in 1800 without any children named in his probate paperwork. His brother William Chisholm is the administrator of his estate:
1800 Sept 24 – Theophilus Watson Chisolm, dec’d, William Chisholm, admr; Claiborn Clifton appraiser
… Ordinary’s Office, Richland District}
1800 Sept 24 – William Chisholm applied for letters of administration for the estate of Theophilus Watson Chisholm, late of Richland District, deceased.
1800 Sept 26 – 1000 pound Bond posted by William Chisholm to administer the estate of Theophilus Watson Chisholm. Signed: William Chisholm, Lewis Dinkins, R A Waring.
1800 Sept 26 – Letters of Admin issued – for William Chisholm admin of Theophilus Watson Chisholm late of this District deceased … Signed: Harris Turner, Edward Lawrence, Samuel Green, David Fleming & Claiborn Clifton.
1800 Sept 26 – Inventory & Appraisement of the Estate of Theophilus W Chisholm decd.
2 negroes Fanny & child 450
One bay gelding w saddle & bridle 167.87
Wearing apparel 57.70
William Chisholm as admin.
Signed: Edward Laurence, Samuel Green, Claib. Clifton
Appeared before me William Chisholm admr of Waltn T Chisholm decd and made oath that the within act. of monies recd and paid away is just and true. Signed: William Chisholm
Payments to following people: D E Dunlap, Simon Taylor, Thomas H Egan.
Paments recd from following people: Lewis Durkins, Benjamin Harrison, W Rogers,
Sworn before me the 16th March 1803. Sim. Taylor, Ordinary.
Richland Co, SC. Box 5, Pkg # 119.
THEOPHILUS WATSON CHISHOLM WAS NAMED AFTER THEOPHILUS WATSON OF LOUISA COUNTY, VA/HANOVER COUNTY, VA – Ancestor of John Watson and Obidiah Trimmier:
The fact that Adam Chisholm names his son after Theophilus Watson indicates a family relationship with the Watsons. No other Chisholm in the Louisa/Hanover Co, Va area have significant contacts with the Watson family, which leads to the conclusion that Adam Chisholm married into the family – either Adam had a wife whose maiden name was Watson, or his mother-in-law’s maiden name was Watson.
In Louisa County, Virginia records, we find Adam Chisholm as a witness in a deed along with Randolph Watson in 1760. In 1773 Louisa County records confirm that Randolph Watson was the son of Theophilus Watson in a deed by John Watson and his wife Ann & David Watson of one part, to Lewis Barrett. In 1786 in Union County, South Carolina a John Watson is a copurchaser with Adam Chisholm of land in Grindal Shoals, Union County, South Carolina. All this points to Adam Chisholm having a family relationship with the Watson family. He named one of his sons after Theophilus Watson, which is a strong indication that either his wife’s maiden name was Watson, or his mother’s maiden name was Watson, or one of his grandmothers. (See records below):
1760 June 17 – Deed bk C, p. 30-31 Louisa Co, VA. Wm Terrell Mills of Lunenburg Co.; merchants to Thomas Paulett of Louisa Co.; Planter, L120; 300 acres on Goldmine Creek… Col. Symes corner. Wm Terell Mills. Wit: Rich’d Phillips, Jno. Jouett, Adam Chisholm, Randolph Watson. 26 Aug 1760 proved by oaths of all the witnessees.
1773 April 12 – John Watson and wife Anne & David Watson to Lewis Barritt, Deed bk D1/2, p 496 Louisa Co, Va
… between John Watson and Anne his wife & David Watson of the County of Louisa of the one part and Lewis Barrett of the County of Hanover of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 300 pounds … confirm unto the said Lewis Barrett … land lying in Louisa County containing 200 acres … on Beaver Creek being the same tract of land that is conveyed by deed of record in the said county of Louisa by Randolph Watson to the sd John & was purchased by Theophilus Watson, Father of the sd Randolph of John Garth as will appear by deed of record in the County Court of Hanover … on other tract of land lying in the County afsd containing 200 acres be the same more or less and bounded by the lines of the afsd John Watson, Thomas Thomson, and Robert Fleming Bibb which tract of land was purchased by Elizabeth Watson mother of the sd David Watson of William Henderson and by her conveyed by deed of record in the sd County of Louisa to her sd son David Watson …
Signed: John Watson, Anne Watson, David Watson.
In Union County, we see the connections between the Chisholm, Watson, and Trimmier families in the following transactions:
1786 Dec 25 – An indenture of Lease and Release between John Grindall and his wife of the one part, and John Watson and Adam Chesham of the other part, for 430 acres of land proved by the oaths of David Chisham and Jesse Mabry witnesses thereunto and ordered to be recorded.
General Session Court Minutes 1785-1791, p. 100. Union County, SC
1786 Dec 26 – Deed bk A, p. 320-323, Union Co, SC – John Grindol and Hester his wife to John Watson and Adam Chisholm.
… Release (Preceded by Lease) John Grindol and Hester his wife to John Watson and Adam Chisholm, all of Union County, SC. Granted … to John Grindol 250 acres Apr. 21, 1775 likewise another grant … 80 acres Dec 22, 1768 … 100 acres, conveyed to John Grindol, by James Huey containing 100 acres bearing date the 2d day of April 1774 … in consideration of the sum of 300 pounds sterling in hand paid by the said John Watson and Adam Chisholm … confirm unto John Watson and Adam Chisholm in their possession … land as above described situate laying and being on both sides of Packolate River including Grindols Shoals and plantation and lays joining eachother the whole 430 acres … the houses, cut houses, buidings, barns, stables, gardens, orchards, woods (etc) ….
Signed: John Grindol, Hester Grindol
Wit: David Chisholm, Jesse Mabry
1789 June 2 – On the application of John Watson Jr, Leave is given him to retail Spiritous Liquors on giving bond with David Chisholm his security according to law.
General Session Court Minutes 1785-1791, p. 252. Union County, SC
1789 Dec 29 – Ordered that a commission issue to Col. Robert Anderson and Andrew Pickens or any two Justices of Pendleton County to authorise them to cause Esther Grindle to appear before them to renounce her Right of Dower in a conveyance of land from John Grindle to John Watson and Adam Chisholm and that he transmit the same to this Court.
General Session Court Minutes 1785-1791, p. 281. Union County, SC
1790 May 11 – Esther Grindle to J Watson & A Chisholm p 98. Misc Records. Union Co, SC.
… I Esther Grindle of the County of Pendleton … wife of John Grindle … quit claim …. my dower by my own voluntary act in a certain tract of land which my husband John Grindle sold to John Watson and Adam Chisholm and conveyed to them by lease and release …
Signed: Esther Grindle
1792 Apr 3 – The Last Will and Testament of David Chesholm deceased being proved in open court by the oaths of Jesse Maberry and John Beckham Jr who said that they believed the said deceased to be in his proper senses at the time of executing the said Will ordered that to be recorded.
Obadiah Trimier and William Chisholm being appointed Exors in the said Will came into open court and took the oath prescribed by Law as Executors aforesaid also give bond signd.
Ordered that Charles Niles, John Watson Sr, William Coleman and Abner Coleman appraise the Estate of David Chisholm deceased.
Minutes of the Court 1790-1796. p. 40. Union County, SC
1792 April 26 – South Carolina Union County} Order to Appraise – Warrant of Appraisement – Estate of David Chisholm, decd.
By the worshipful judges of the County afsd to Charles Miles, John Watson Sr, William Coleman and Abner Coleman these are to authorize and impower you or any three of you to repair to all such places in this County as you shall be directed unto by Obadiah Trimmier and William Chisholm executors of … the Estate of David Chisholm decd … and appraise …
Signed: Ben. Haile, DC, Tor. Haile, CC.
Miscellaneous Probate Records, 1777-1866, Index, 1777-1961; Author: South Carolina. Probate Court (Union County); Probate Place: Union, South Carolina. Box 1, pkg. 34.
1792-1797 – The estate of David Chisholm, decd. To the executors for debts paid on account of said deceased.
To a proved acct of Henry McCrays – 4.7
To ditto of John Martin 0.18.8
to ditto of John McKibbin 0.6.9
To ditto of William Hodge 0.10.6
To ditto of John Trimmier 6.0.0
To ditto of Obadiah Watson 3.14.0
To cost of suit William Chisholm v. William Giles 4.8.9
Obadiah Trimmier and William Chisholm made Oath before me this statement be in just and true.
Signed: Obadiah Trimmier, William Chisholm
1792 March – One Sorrell Mare, One Saddle, one grey colt at 18 months credit, one pair saddle bags, one cow N two yearlings, one bay gelding at 2 yrs credit, one silver watch at 18 months credit.
1797 March 4 – One negro man Lewis, one negro woman Fanny, one negro girl Lucindy, one negro girl Hanna, one negro boy Charles
Total Amounts: 357.5.6
Signed: Obadiah Trimmier, William Chisholm.
Miscellaneous Probate Records, 1777-1866, Index, 1777-1961; Author: South Carolina. Probate Court (Union County); Probate Place: Union, South Carolina. Box 1, pkg. 34.
1797 Aug 29 – William Lipscomb and Adam Chisholm to John Watson, Deed, Deed bk E, p. 67. Union County, SC
… I William Lipscomb of the State afsd and County of Spartanburg and Adam Chisholm of the County of Union and State afsd … in consideration of the sum of 200 pounds sterling … paid by John Watson of the State afsd and County of Spartanburg … sell … unto the said John Watson all that parcel of land lying in Union County in the state afsd on the N side of Pacolate River opposite Grendol Shoals it being land formerly purchased by the said John Watson and Adam Chisholm of John Grindol and since conveyed by the said John Watson unto the said William Lipscomb …
Signed: William Lipscomb, Adam Chisholm
Wit: John Beckham Jr, H Farnandis
1797 Aug 29 received of John Watson Senr 200 pounds sterling money …
Signed: William Lipscomb, Adam Chisholm
Wit: H Farnandeis.
Proved by H Farnandis and recorded the 4th Sept 1797.
1797 Sept 4 – Proved in open court by H Farnandis, a Deed of conveyance from William Lipscombe & Adam Chisholm to John Watson & ordered to be recorded.
Minutes of the Court 1796-1799. p. 41. Union County, SC
In Spartanburg County, SC – we continue to see the close relationship of the Watson family and Trimmier Family:
1792 May 3 – John Watson to Obadiah Trimmier, 174 acres N. Fork of Thickety, bk C, p 15. Spartanburg Dist, SC.
… between John Watson of the County of Union and State of South Carolina of the one part, and Obadiah Trimmier of the County of Spartanburg … of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 22 pounds 17 sillings and 4 pence … sell unto the said Obadiah Trimmier … land … in … County of Spartanburgh on the North Fork of THicketty Creek containing 174 acres … part of a tract of 350 acres granted to Vardry McBee … Dec 1774 …
Signed: John Watson
Wit: John Trimmier, Obadiah Watson, John Headen.
1794 Nov 17 – John Watson Sr to John Watson Jr, 93 and 1/2 acres N Fork of Thickety Creek, bk C, p 330. Spartanburg Dist, SC.
… between John Watson Sr of the County of Union and State of South Carolina of the one part, and John Watson Jr of the County and State afsd of the other part … confirm unto the said John Watson Jr … land … County of Spartanburgh on the North Forks of Thickety Creek containing 93 and 1/2 acres being part of a tract of 300 acres granted to Vardry McBee … grant bearing date in Dec 1774 … at the mouth of Prices Creek … remainder of the said tract which has not been convey’d to Obadiah Trimmier and Obadiah Watson included …
Signed: John Watson
Wit: Obadiah Trimmier, Henry McCray, Obadiah Watson
1794 November 17 – John Watson to Obadiah Watson, 93 and 1/2 acres N Fork of Thickety Creek, bk C, p 331. Spartanburg Dist, SC.
… between John Watson of the County of Union and State of South Carolina of the one part and Obadiah Watson of the State afsd and County of Spartanburgh of the other part … sd John Watson … confirm unto the said Obadiah Watson … land situate … in Spartanburgh County and State afsd on the N Forks of Thicketty Creek containing 93 and 1/2 acres … part of a tract of 350 acres granted to Vardry McBee …. grant bearing date in December 1774 …. bounded … at the mouth of Prices Creek … crosses Prices Creek thence along said line to Trimmiers dividing line … to the mouth of sd Prices Creek …
Signed: John Watson
Wit: Obadiah Trimmier, Henry McCray, John Watson Jr
1798 April 2 – John Watson Jr to James Wood, 93 acres Thickety Creek, bk F, p 68. Spartanburg Dist, SC.
… between John Watson Jr of the State of South Carolina and County of Spartanburgh of the one part and James Wood of the State and County afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 55 pounds … confirm unto the sd James Wood … land containing 93 acres … in the afsd County on Thicketty Creek … part of a tract of 350 acres originally granted to Vardry McBee … at the Mouth of Prices Creek one of the three Forks of Thickety … up said Creek …. along a marked line to a chestnut corner including all that part of sd 350 acres , which has not been conveyed by John Watson Jr to Obadiah Trimmier and Obadiah Watson …
Signed: John Watson Jr
Wit: Obadiah Trimmier, James Dunaway, Catharine Dunaway
The close relationship between the Trimmier and Watson families appears to have carried over from when they lived in Louisa County, Virginia as seen by the following records where almost all deeds involving a Trimmier also includes a Watson:
1769 May 8 – William Trimear to Randolph Watson deed ack p 311 Louisa Co, Va
Indenture … between William Trimmier and Lucy his wife of the one part, and Randolph Watson of the other part was acknowledged by the said William and Lucy (… Lucy … acknowledged deed …) and recorded.
1769 May 8 – William Trimmier to Watson, Deed bk D1/2, p 143 Louisa Co, Va
… between William Trimmur of the County of Louisa planter of the one part and Randolph Watson of the same County planter of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 35 pounds … confirm unto the sd Randolph Watson … land … in the County of Louisa on both side the Uordchopt(sp?) Road … 100 acres … bounded … which said 100 acres of land was purchased by William Trimmier of Edmd Carter Gent …
Signed: William Trimmier, Lucy Trimmier
Wit: William Steel, Rees Hughes, David Watson
1772 May 11 – Eliza Watson to David Watson, Deed bk D1/2, p 353 Louisa Co, Va
… between Eliza Watson of the Parish of Trinity in the County of Louisa of the one part & David Watson of the Parish of Trinity and County of the other part … in consideration of 5 pounds … confirm unto the sd David Watson … land containing 200 acres … bounded by the lines of John Watson, Thomas Trimmier, G Robert, F Bibb in the Parish and County abovesd … land formerly purchased by the sd Eliza Watson of William Henderson …
Signed: Elizabeth Watson
1772 Sept 14 – Benjamin Brown and wife Suzan to Randolph Watson, Deed bk D1/2, p 406 Louisa Co, Va
… Between Benjamin Brown of the County of Hanover and Suzan his wife of the one part, and Randolph Watson of the County of Louisa of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 30 pounds … confirm unto the sd Randolph Watson … land containing 200 acres … in the County of Louisa … along Greens line … along Reynolds line to Bells corner … along Bell’s line (being the dividing line between Bell and Brown) …
Signed: Ben Brown
Wit: William Trimmeer, Henry Gambrell, John Watson
1773 Oct 11 – Will of William Tremmier Louisa County, Virginia
In the name of God, amen, I William Trimmear of Louisa, being sick and weak but of sound mind and memory, make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, First and Principally I recommend my soul into the hand of Alimight God that gave it to me, and my body to the erath to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter mentioned, And to my wordly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with (after my just debts are discharged) I give and dispose of as followeth Vitz-
I lend to my loving wife, Lucy Trimmear during her natural Life the land and plantation whereon I now live and one negro woman named Jane, with all my stocks of evry kind, together with all my household furniture excepting two feather beds, and at the death of my said wife me estate hereby Lent is to revert to my three daughters namely Ann, Elizabeth, and Mary (Excepting the land) to them and their heirs forever, and in case either of my said daughters should die with Lawful Issue, it is my desire, that the said Estate should be equally divided among those that are living (and to heirs of those that are dead) to them and their heirs forever.
Item – I give and bequeath to my son Obediah Trimmear after the death of my said wife, the land and plantation whereon I now Live, with one feather bed and Furniture to him and his heirs forever.
Item – I give and bequeath to my son John Trimyear one–tract of land containing 400 acres in this county and lying on the Three Notcht Road, and one Feather Bed– and Furniture to him and his heirs forever. My will and desire is that my Negro man Jack should be sold at the discretion of my loving wife, and the money arising from such sale should be laid out in Negroes–and such negroes to be at the disposal of my Loving Wife during her Natural Life, and at her death to be equally divided among my above mentioned daughters.
I also Desire that my land on Fosters Creek should be sold in order to discharge my just debts, and the Balance of the money to be Laid out for a work horse for the use of my said wife and twenty pounds to my son John Trimyear to be allowed before said horse is purchased– and Lastly I appoint my Loving Wife, John Watson, Richard Phillips, Junr. my Extrs and Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament.
In witness Thereof I have set my and seal this 26th day of July 1773
Sign’d Sealed and Delivered)
In Presence of)
N.B. The word lent , interlined in the 16th line and what is included in the 20th and 21st lines in the parenthesis to be left out alter’d before sign’d
One hhd (Hogshead) Tobaco and Eleven Pounds, Ten shillings Due from Henry Garrett to go towards paying my just debts,
William Trimyear (seal)
At a Court held for Louisa County on Monday the 11th day of October 1773. This will was this day Exhibited n Open Court by John Watson Executor and Lucy Trimyear Execitrix, Therein named and was proved by oaths of the Witnesses thereto, and by the Court to the record and is recorded.
Test John Nelson – Clk.
Recorded Will Book 2, Page 177
A copy: –
Teste: – Nelson Clerk
Louisa Circuit Court
Louisa County, Virginia
(Copied from the records of Cleta Bonslagel Gordon, 1803 Myrtle Street, Jackson, MS: member of Magnolia State Chapter, DAR)
1774 Aug 8 – Trimmeers Exrs to Dashper, Deed bk E, p 8 Louisa Co, Va
… between John Watson and Lucy Trimmier of the Parish of Trinity in the County of Louisa executors to the last Will and Testament of William Trimmier of the one part and Thomas Dashper of sd Parish and County of the other part … in consideration … of the sume of 45 pounds … sell unto the said Thomas Dasher … land containing 284 acres … in the Parish and County afsd … bounded according to a patent bearing date 15 October 1741 … at Green’s corner … in Thomson’s line … in Green’s line … the said John Watson and Lucy Trimmier executors of the last will and testament afsd …
Signed: Lucy Trimmear, John Watson
Note: The Watsons, Trimmiers, Beckhams, and Hendersons were all in-laws of Adam Chisholm and of eachother from Hanover and Louisa County, Virginia. See:
“Lucy Stribling, sister of James Clayton Stribling and daughter of Thomas II and Nancy Ann Kincheloe Stribling, was born July 1, 1767, in Prince William County, Virginia. (Databases are incorrect concerning her place of birth. She was born in Virginia, where her parents lived before moving to Ninety Six District, S. C., now Union District, S. C.; RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: Arkansas Is the Center of the Universe)
She married Obadiah Trimmier, son of William and Lucy Watson Trimmier, on November 24, 1786. (RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: Canternury’s of West Virginia, Contact—Gordon K. Lacy; Obediah Trimmier m. Lucy Stribling—Stribling—Family History & Genealogy Message Board; Descendants of William Trimyear, Google)
Lucy’s mother and father moved to the Grindal Shoals area of Union District, S. C., circa 1778. (Stribling Genealogy, Google)
Obadiah Trimmier was born in Louisa County, Virginia, on November 1, 1759. At an early age, he became a Patriot soldier in the American Revolutionary War. (RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: Canternury’s of West Virginia, Contact—Gordon K. Lacy; Obadiah Trimmier m. Lucy Stribling—Stribling—Family History & Genealogy Message Board)” – Henderson Family At Carroll (Grindal) Shoals – Part II. BY ROBERT A. IVEY. https://grindalshoalsgazette.com/?page_id=2356
“ELIZABETH HENDERSON, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Williams Henderson, married JOHN (JACK) BECKHAM, son of William Benjamin and Phyllis Mackey Beckham, on August 12, 1761, in Oxford, Granville County, North Carolina. (RootsWeb’sWorldConnect Project: AWT—Beckham—Ela by Timothy Beckham)
William Williams was bondsman at John Beckham’s marriage to Elizabeth Henderson. Bond was dated August 12, 1761, and consent was given by Elizabeth Henderson, her mother.
Elizabeth was born on February 19, 1738, in Hanover County, Virginia. John was born in Orange County, Virginia, on December 1, 1735. (RootsWeb’s WorldConect Project: A Goode American Family—David Goode; Elizabeth “Libby” “Betty” Henderson Beckham (1738-1831)—Find a Grave Memorial—Elretta Weathers)
William Benjamin Beckham, son of William and Phillis Randolph Beckham, was born in Essex County, Virginia, January 9, 1708. (RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project, Entries 333301, Contact–Joann Sovelenko)” – Henderson Family At Carroll (Grindal) Shoals – Part II. BY ROBERT A. IVEY. https://grindalshoalsgazette.com/?page_id=2356
“Quaker records about Richard Henderson start in 1748 when he was accepted into membership at Camp Creek Monthly Meeting, Louisa County, Virginia. …
It is likely that his father was William Henderson who probably was a brother of sheriff Richard. The sheriff’s land was on North Anna River waters. William had Hanover land, as well as a 1733 patent of 400 acres on South Anna River which fell into Louisa county when that county was cut from Hanover. William died on his 400 acres in 1745. Only one fragment remains of William’s will and the settlement of his estate. Richard Henderson was one of the executors; the other was Theophilus Watson Sr., the father of Thomas who was born 1684, and was brother-in-law of Quaker Richard. ….
Names of William’s three sons-in-law were listed: James Pyrant, Thomas Watson, and Lawrence Redman. …” – Richard Henderson, The Quaker written by Carol Wells and was printed in a summer 1997 edition of a quarterly newsletter named the Clan Henderson. https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/21996504?h=08f180
“Among the old Spartan files, dated March 27th, 1856, under an article headed “Historic Views of Spartanburg, or F’acts and Memories of Eighty Years,” we find much interesting information as to the early settlement and growth of the town of Spartanburg. In this we find that the first settlers were Thomas Williamson, Wm. Wells, Thomas Edison, Alexander McKie, David Faust, Obadiah Watson, Muse Tolleson, James Brannon, Jesse Cleveland, B. Benson and H. Brown. The first named, Thomas Williamson, sold to William Wells, who hailed from Mecklenburg county, N. C, his lands upon which the town was located.
“He (Wells) was the father of Jehu Wells, deceased, who was the ancestor of Mrs. Allen, wife of Woodard Allen and Mrs. Moss. Mr. Wells represented the dis- trict in the Legislature about 1800.* He afterwards sold his land, or part of it, to William Thomson, and moved to the apex of the hill whereon L. B. Bishop and R. Bowden and others resided, known as the southern end of Hamburg. Thence he came on the north side of the ravine and erected a house near where the residence of Mrs. Cleveland stood. Thereafter he sold to Obadiah Watson, who was a hotel-keeper, and left Spartanburg in 1809. Muse Tolleson (half-brother of Alfred and J. B. Tolleson) married the 25th of May, 1809, and re- tailed goods in the house occupied by Watson, which he bought, and in a building that lately stood in front of the Palmetto…” – History of Spartanburg County; embracing an account of many important events, and biographical sketches of statesmen, divines and other public men, by Landrum, J. B. O. (John Belton O’Neall), Publication date 1900, Publisher Atlanta, Ga., The Franklin prtg. and pub. co. https://archive.org/details/historyofspartan00land/page/34/mode/2up?q=watson