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Bartholomew Stovall III and Sally Brackett

Bartholomew STOVALL III. (nicknamed Batt-S10). [Ancestors].
Born (about 1732)(in 1732-S10)(about 1734-S11) in Goochland County, Virginia; son of Bartholomew STOVALL II and Mary HUGHES. Goochland County changed to Cumberland County. In the lifetime of his father he was called Bartholomew Jr. (S11).

He married (1) Tabitha MOSS on 4 September (1753-S10)(1750-S5) in Cumberland County, Virginia. The will of his father-in-law was proved on 23 September 1754, in which he bequeathed to Tabitha and her lawful heirs three slaves, Bristol, Buck, and Jane. Tabitha died about 1760. (S4).

On 27 January 1755 he agreed to the dismissal of a charge of assault and battery against Benjamin Clayton. [Cumberland Co. Court Orders 2:226.]. (S11).

He was a witness in two actions in which he received attendance fees on 28 June 1756 and 28 February 1757. [Cumberland Co. Court Orders 2:411, 447.]. (S11).

For several years (1754-58) he and his wife disputed with her mother and brothers various aspects of the handling of her father's estate. (23 Sept. 1754, 2:346, 27 Jan. 1756, 2:510, 23 Jan. 1758). Yet he was guardian for several years of William Moss, his wife's brother. [Cumberland Co. Wills 1:423, 424, 428, 430 (1764-67).]. [Cumberland Co. Court Orders 2:211]. (S11).

He married (2) Sally BRACKETT on 28 January 1762 in Amelia County, Virginia. Cumberland County changed to Powhatan County.

he participated in the action brought by William Toney, his brother-in-law, against his father, in order to protect the rights of his infant nieces. (S11).

On 24 November 1767 he obtained judgment for £4 from Robert Scruggs on an account.[Cumberland Co. Court Orders 5:76.]. On 24 November 1767 and 28 February 1769 he received fees for attendance as a witness at court.[Cumberland Co. Court Orders 6:69, 297]. (S11).

On 24 August 1778 he had judgment against William Wright for £2.[Cumberland Co. Court Orders 9:508.]. (S11).

He served in the Revolutionary War by furnishing supplies and services to the Continental Army. The Virginia Public Service Claims shows payments for the provisions and services.

In 1777 he received a deed for 200 acres in Powhatan County, Virginia from his brother John. John had received this land from their father. He deeded 100 acres of this land to Ed Toney. He is listed several times in Cumberland County records conveying land transactions. In 1785 he gave a deed to property in Powhatan County to Bartholomew Gaddy (Geddy). In 1790 he deeded to Jesse STOVALL 100 acres in Powhatan County. In 1794 a deed of agreement was made between he, Tabitha Stovall (his daughter), and Otey Prosser. It was not made clear the purpose of this deed.

As administrator of his father's estate, he seemed largely unsuccessful in his attempts to collect debts.[Cumberland Co. Court Orders 10:126] These actions were on 28 Aug. 1780 (10:144), 27 Nov. 1780 (10:429), 26 Aug. 1783 (12:99), 28 Aug. 1786 [where by inadvertence he is called "executor" although his father never left a will]. (S11).

His default judgment against Peter Saunders was set aside on 21 August 1788 and a new trial ordered.[Powhatan Co. Court Orders 3:328.] He collected £2 4s from Ann Armstead on an account on 20 October 1791.[Powhatan Co. Court Orders 4:37.]. After his death, his executors carried on several actions in the name of his estate. (S11).

On 16 July 1796 his will was written in Powhatan County. He died in 1796 in Powhatan County, Virginia. On 20 October 1796 his will was probated. It indicates that he was well to do and was well educated. He is one of the earliest Stovalls to sign his will, as opposed to using his mark, and he added his seal. The will provided for the following bequests: To daughter Tabitha, 2 slaves, Dick and Milly. If Tabitha died, Dick was to go to Daughter Sally, and Milly was to go to daughter Molly. If none of these three had issue, Dick and Milly reverted to the estate. Tabitha also received a walnut bedstead, bed and furniture, a walnut chest, and his silver tea spoons.

Daughter Fanny Prosser to receive 3 slaves, Arnold (?), Joe, and Frank - already deeded to her. Granddaughter Kitty Prosser: a slave girl, Queen, daughter of Hannah, and one bed. Daughters Molly and Sally: 50 pounds each. Daughter Judith: a slave named Part. Son George: a slave named Sam, son of Chloe. Also 400 pounds, his desk, looking glass, a bed, and furniture “as good as [I] have in [my] house.”

The remainder of the estate, land and mill, to be sold and the money to be equally divided among the children of the second marriage: Littleberry, Jesse, George, Judith, Molly, and Sally.

WIFE (1):
Tabitha MOSS.
She was the daughter of William MOSS and Elizabeth (MARTIN?), of Cumberland County, Virginia. [Check to see if this was the same MOSS family that moved to Kentucky and was part of the Pleasant Ridge Meeting House, which was said to be of the Mount Vernon, Virginia area].

She married Bartholomew STOVALL III on 4 September (1753)(1750-S5) in Cumberland County, Virginia.

She is living on 23 January 1758, Cumberland Co. Court Orders 2:510, where she appears as a plaintiff in a Chancery suit against her mother and brothers which was dismissed by consent. (S11).

She died about 1760. (S4).

CHILDREN of Bartholomew STOVALL III and Tabitha MOSS:

WIFE (2):
Sally BRACKETT. [PC H3] [Family Tree]. .
Daughter of Thomas BRACKETT. She married Bartholomew STOVALL III [F200] on 28 JAN (1762)(1768-S?) in Amelia County, Virginia.

She is living on 14 March 1772 when she is mentioned in her father's will. [Amelia Co. Wills 2:34, proved 28 May 1772.] (S11).

She died about 1795.



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