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Allumbaugh, Garrett 1789
Blake, David 1764
Bobbitt, Isham 1754
Boone, Squire 1696
Brous, Peter 1783
Burk, James ~1705
Eckart, Victor ~1871
Eckart, Wm.F. 1843
Eggers, Daniel 1752
Eggers, Geo 1715
Eggers, Landrine 1757
Ellison, James 1776
Ellison, Stewart 1809
Frontier Alarms 1774
Green, Garret ~1730
Hogan, Humph ~1740
Hogan, Humphrey ~1682
Hogan, William 1777
Jones, Lewis 1784
Jones, Mathew 1813
Jones, Samuel 1756
Klaumann, Jn ~1818
Morphew, Aaron 1796
Morphew, James 1805
Morphew, Jos. 1775
Morphew, Wm 1829
Murphy, Cal 1860
Murphy, Jas W 1876
Murphy, Riley 1853
Powell, Rowland ~1670
Steelman, Chas I ~1705
Steelman, Chas II ~1745
Steelman, Jonath 1782
Steelman, Peter ~1667
Steyer, Andrew 1827
Tatum, Christopher 1683
Tatum, Edward ~1675
Tatum, George ~1721
Tatum, Henry 1680
Tatum, James ~1755
Tatum, Joseph ~1705
Tatum, Nathaniel 1599
Tatum, Nathaniel ~1635
Tatum, Nathaniel ~1670
Tatum, Peter ~1675
Tatum, Samuel ~1695
Tatum, Samuel I ~1640
Tatum, Samuel II ~1674
Wadlow, Thomas ~1710
Wadlow, William ~1745
Wilcockson, David 1742
Wilcockson, Geo 1692
Wilcockson, John 1720
Wilcockson, Sam 1755
Willcoxen, Squire 1778
New for 2011
Samuel Tatum "I"
Born: Estimated 1635 into early 1640's
Died before 12 July 1715, before his wife Mary
Married: Mary __
Parents: Nathaniel Tatum, the immigrant (1599 – 1674/75) + Ann __ Recommended reading on the immigrant is found in the book, "Tidewater Virginia Families," by Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, 1990, with reprints.
Family records: None identified at this time (27 October 2011)
Will: No, but had estate administration
Born: Various estimates, but best 1640's and unconfirmed report born in South Somercotes, Lincolnshire County, England
Middle name sometimes reported to be "Elizabeth,” but no record mentions Mary "Elizabeth" Tatum. Believe "Elizabeth" confused with another Samuel Tatum's wife. Reported maiden name of Moore needs review.
Recorded in 1711, 1715 and reaffirmed within a 1718 deed
Died after husband but dates confused; probably on or before January 1716 in Prince George County, Virginia
Parents reported or suggested to be William Moore (~1592 England) and Katherine (maiden name unknown).
First writing 1 February 2007; previous revision 24 March 2011; This revision 30 October 2011, Jim Murphy at www.planetmurphy.org.
Samuel Tatum “I” in Hopewell, Virginia
Prince George County (old Charles City County)
Samuel Tatum "I" first lived near the mouth of Appomattox River in or near Hopewell, at least until about 1686 or later. The book, "Dinwiddie County Carrefour of the Commonweath," by Richard L. Jones in 1976, has this to say on page 13 and 20:
During the 1600's, "Nathaniel Tatum (the immigrant) obtained a patent for land between Sycamore Street and Lieutenant Run. Tatum's patent should not be confused with another Tatum patent which can be located as lying in (the town of) Hopewell, at 'Mitchell's.' ...Nathaniel Tatum's lands were inherited by his son, Samuel Tatum. Samuel Tatum sold part of his Hopewell lands to Robert Mitchell, who sold the tract...(Mitchells or Mansion Hills in Hopewell)."
The names of Sycamore Street and Lieutenant Run (Creek) still exist and can be found on MapQuest.com in Hopewell.
Appomattox River Deeds mentioning Samuel Tatum “I”
And references to the Mitchells
1718 August 11 - Prince George County: Drury Bolling of Prince George County deeded to Stith Bolling of Surry County, 80 acres, being part of 500 acres granted to Nathaniel Tatum, Sr. deceased, lying in Prince George County on the south side of the Appomattox River for 10 pounds joining Henry Mitchell, Sr’s line, and is that tract which Samuel Tatum, Sr., and Mary his wife sold to Colonel Robert Bolling, deceased (no witnesses). (Signed) Drury Bolling. 12 August 1718.
1723 April 8 - Prince George County: Robert Mitchell the younger and Henry Mitchell, sons of said Robert Mitchell of Surry County deed to Stith Bolling of the same, Gentleman, 100 acres on the south side of the Appomattox River in Bristol Parish, Prince George County, bounded easterly by John Hoolly, west by Samuel Tatum, which said land was formerly in possession of Nathaniel Tatum and by him conveyed to Henry Mitchell and his heirs and by him by deed of gift 10 October 1705 conveyed to said Robert Mitchell, Robert Mitchell the younger, and Henry Mitchell. 12 square feet reserved for burying place. Witnesses: Dan Eelbank, Thomas Eldridge. Signed: Robert "RM" Mitchell, Robert Mitchell, Jr., Henry ("HM") Mitchell. Recorded 14 May 1723 Prince George County.
(Virginia Wills and Deeds 1713-1728, abstracted by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, 1973. page 76 (original 597). Do note that a number of records for Charles City County did not survive.
New Home between Warrick Swamp (Creek) and Second Swamp (Creek)
Today’s Prince George County, Virginia
In 1686, Samuel Tatum “I” was granted land on Warrick Swamp Creek, possibly on the north side and between Second Swamp Creek. Both are south and southeast of Petersburg in Prince George County, Virginia. Warrick Swamp Creek flows southeasterly more than 21 miles before emptying into the Blackwater Swamp/River in Surry County.
1686 October 30 - Charles City County: Virginia Land Grant to Samuel Tatum, 803 acres at a place known as Warrookhock, beginning at a great branch...land of John Smith. (Library of Virginia Land Office Grants on-line)
1688 August 3 - Charles City County Court: At a court holden at Westover, 3 August 1688, Robert Malone, an orphan, and with the consent of his father-in-law John Raine(?) chooses Samuel Tatem his guardian, who promises allow orphan at end of his term, the usual things and to use the utmost endeavor to cure his head.
(Charles City County, Virginia Court Orders 1687-1695 by Benjamin B. Weisiger III, 1980, page 26, original page 144)
1690 October 23 - Charles City County/Bristol Parish: Richard Lyon, Samuel Tatom, and William Tempell (request) 1022 acres on the South side of Appromattuck River at a place known by the name of Warrock Swamp. Bounded at a corner white oak... to the land of Jno. Ledbetter...to land of Jno. Scott...line SW crossing Warrock Branch to a corner pine.
Marginal Note: "Never Issued." Note under the patent, the Governor refused to sign the patent. "ffer that part of it said on ye South side of the main Blackwater Swamp." Abstract Editor noted the words Blackwater swamp are in the text; but probably Warrick Swamp was intended (undated but with other grants dated 23 October 1690).
(Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Sec. 2, Volume 6, Prince George County, Volume One, Land Patents 1666-1719, by Lindsay O Duvall, 1962, Page 25, original Book 8, page 86)
1692 November 3 - Charles City County: Court holden at Westover, Sheriff publishes the levy, court now open with level including: Nathaniel Tatum (in pit) 300 pounds tobacco; Samuel Tatem (in pit) 300 pounds tobacco.
(Charles City County, Virginia Court Orders 1687-1695 by Benjamin B. Weisiger III, 1980, page 26, original 144)
1693 June 5 - Charles City County: At a Court held at Westover 5 June 1693, Mary an Indian girl of Samuel Tatem's is adjudged seven years old. (ibid, page 155)
1693 June 5 – Charles City County: Names three people giving a specific description of their style for cutting or marking the ears of their cattle and stock – (included) "Samuell Tatem."
Charles City County Records, as found in Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, July 1970, Volume 8, No. 3, page 55.
1701 October 24 - Charles City County: Captain Francis Epps, William Epps, and Captain Littlebury Epps were granted 1000 acres, south side of Warwick Swamp and north side of Joseph's Swamp...to land of John Scott standing on his Warwick Swamp above the meadow...to crossing a great branch...to a little above a bridge over Joseph Swamp, up the said swamp....to corner of the land of Captain Thomas Bigsby.....to the meadow path that goes from Charles Robinsons to Samuel Tatum, Thomas Epps...to above Busby's corner...to Warwick Meadow and the main run of the said Meadow...up along the said Meadow and Warwick Swamp, to the main run of ___, for transportation of twenty persons.....
1702 September – Charles City County: “A copy of all entries in what place and by whom made since ye land o ye south side of Blackwater has been laid open. Entered by me, Robert Bolling, Surveyor of Charles City County” and includes:
Nath'll Tatum, Sr. and Jr. – 500 acres on 21 September 1702. Included as secondary persons mentioned with this entry are Jarvis Winfield, Doboy, George Tilman, James Cook, Edmond Irby.
Sam'll Tatum, Sr. – 200 acres on 24 September 1702. Samuel Tatum, Sr's entry also mentions land with Nath'll Tatum, Jr.
English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records, Patents, complied by Louis de Cognets, Jr., 1958, page 72.
1704/05 – Prince George County Rent Roll of Virginia (includes):
Sam'el Tatham Senior – 100 acres
Sam'el Tatham, Junior – 195 acres
Nath. Tatham, Senior – 501 acres
Nath. Tatham, Jr. – 200 acres
Notice that Samuel Tatum “I” is now recorded in Prince George County, which was established 1702/1703 from Charles City County. The Rent Roll, a form of tax to the King, lists him with 100 acres. Later, he leases 50 acres which should be the same land.
1711 October 8 - Prince George County, Virginia: Samuel Tatum, Sr. of Prince George County (leases) to Roger Taylor of same for 40 shilling sets to said Taylor, 50 acres on south side of Second Swamp, bounded by Thomas Edwards, John Vandivan, Edward Batts and John Barlo, for 3 years. Signed: Sam'll ("T") Tatum. Witnesses Fra ("fc") Coleman, William Rives, Robert Bolling. Recorded 8 November 1711.
(Prince George County, Virginia Wills 1710 - 1713 by Benjamin B. Weisiger III, 1992, page 12, original 81).
1711 Prince George County Court: Accounts owed to estate of Matthew Gibbs, deceased: (included) Mrs. Mary Tatem, William Epes.
(Ibid, page 41)
Samuel Tatum "I" dies in mid 1715.
1715 July 12 – Prince George County Court: Nathaniel Tatum came into court and made oath that Samuel Tatum of this county, deceased, died without a will and he was appointed Administrator. Richard Carlile and Thomas Mitchell are his securities. John Golightly, Hugh Golightly, Henry Chamlis and Thomas Addison are to appraise the estate and return inventory.
(Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, July 1981, Vol 19, #3, page 84.)
1715 September 13 - Prince George County Court: Inventory of the estate of Samuel Tatum, deceased. Valued and appraised by John (x) Likele, Henry (H) Chambis, High (H) Likele. Presented to Court by Nathaniel Tatum, Administrator. Recorded 13 September 1715. ^
Inventory of Samuel Tatum Deceased: Animals included one mare & old horse & young mare, 5 cows and calves, 4 heifers, two bulls and 1 steer, 17 hogs, 10 sheep. Farm crops included corn, tobacco, and cotton. There was a saddle and bridge with harnesses for 2 horses. Furniture included one feather bed with furniture, a second bed, and blankets. Personal items included his wearing clothes, yarn, cotton thread, a pair of old breeches, pair of gloves. Other items included one pewter tankard and pewter bottle, seven hoes, 8 bottles and a cap, iron pot and pot hooks, gun powder, brass kettle, nails, old iron, iron pot, pan, pan racks, hooks, pestle and fire tongs. There were sheep shears, buckles, knife, 3 pails, washing tub, 2 spring wheels, 2 tables, 4 chairs, and lumber. There was lodging for Indians, blankets, hairy mattresses, two old Indian wenches named Ann and Sue, a young Indian child, an Indian girl named Mole, and two Indian boys named Sam and Jack. ^^
^ Prince George County, Virginia Wills and Deeds 1713-1728 by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, 1973, page 8, original 70
^^ Prince George County Records, microfilm #1 at the Library of Virginia, page 70.
1715 December 13 – Prince George County Court: On petition of Hugh Lee and William Temple, it is ordered that Nathaniel Tatum, Administrator of Samuel Tatum, deceased have an Indian man slave named John Mingo, property of deceased to be inventoried with the estate.
(Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, January 1982, Volume 20, #1, page 10.)
1716 April 10: At a Court held for Prince Edward (should be Prince George) County in an action of debt with Nathaniel Tatum, Administrator against the estate of Samuel Tatum, deceased. Francis Wynne through her son, Buller Herbert had a bill justly due dated 19 November 1713. A 2nd bill at this court was presented due to Stith and Robert Bolling, consignees of Henry Offley for 681 pounds of tobacco, due by and dated from 29 December 1714 to the 12th of March the year following. A 3rd bill due to John Hatch dated 10 March 1714/15. The Court granted all three to the plaintiffs.
(Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, April 1982, Volume 20, #2, page 46.)
1716 June 12 – Prince George County: Accounts of Estate of Samuel Tatum mentions Thomas Simmons, Mr. John Scott, Sarah Green, Thomas Eldridge, Mr. John Hotch, Major Robert Bolling, Mrs. Francis Wynne, presented by Nathaniel Tatum, executor, recorded 12 June 1716.
(Prince George County, Virginia Wills and Deed 1713-1728, by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, 1973, page 11)
Mary Tatum, widow, is already dead.
Will of Mary Tatum, Widow of Samuel Tatum I
1715 December 13 - Prince George County: Will of Mary Tatum (abstract): I, Mary Tatum being sick and weak of body....bequeath to daughters Ann Lee and Rebecca Temple one shilling...to son Samuel Tatum my brown rugg...to Richard Carlile's daughter Mary one cow...to Thomas Mitchell's daughter Mary one cow...to Jack Mingo my old trading gun....to my son Nathaniel Tatum rest of my Estate. Nathaniel Tatum to be Executor. Witnessed: Christopher Tatum and Richard Carlile. Signed: Mary (“x”) Tatum. Entered second Tuesday January 1715
(Prince George County, Virginia Deeds, 1713-1728, page 91 and Prince George County, Virginia Wills and Deeds 1713-1728, by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, 1973, page 10, original 91)
Note the court date “entered” error on the actual deed. Her will was written 13 December 1715 and likely was administered January 1716. Her son, Nathaniel Tatum and not Sam II, appears to inherit the estate lands, if the lands still existed. This probably indicates he is the oldest son.
1716 June 12 - Prince George County: Inventory of Estate of Mary Tatum by Nathaniel Tatum, Exec, recorded 12 June 1716. The inventory included 1/3 part of personal estate of deceased husband Samuel Tatum – 13.12.10, and included 2 pair spectacles and case, 2 hand baskets, one doe skin, one bushel and ½ weal, one silk handkerchief, one pair tobacco tongs, on thimble, one pair scissors, 2 petticoats, one gown, one clock, one shift, one shift, 3 blue aprons, 2 hoods.
Prince George County Records, microfilm #1 at Library of Virginia.
Children of Samuel Tatum, Sr. + Mary
All children are based on will of Mary Tatum, but birth date estimations are crude and rough. As more details are found, greater precision should occur.
From Benjamin B. Weisiger: Hugh Lee is first noted in Charles City County records in 1692 as "Hugh Lee, Jr." He lived in Bristol Parish and was surveyor of highways in 1715. In that year, he and his brother-in-law petitioned the court about the estate of his father-in-law, Samuel Tatum.
1714 August 10 – Prince George Country: Hugh Lee, Sr. and Ann, his wife of the county of Prince George in Bristol Parish deeded to Samuel Lee of the same county and parish for 100 acres of land, all houses and plantation where said Samuel Lee now lives in said fork of said branch (not named here).... (Signed) Hugh Lee, (Witnesses) John ("x') Womack, Daniel Sturdivan, Charles Roberts. Recorded 10 August 1714
1724 September 7 - Prince George County Deed: William Temple, Senior and Rebecca his wife of Prince George County and Bristol Parish sold to Thomas Temple his son, both of Prince George County and Bristol Parrish, 126 acres, being on the south side of the Warwick Swamp of a great tract of land taken up and patented by this William Temple. (Signed) William ("w") Temple, Rebecca ("+") Temple. (Witnesses) Samuel ("s") Temple, Elizabeth ('x') Temple. Finalized on 13 October 1724.
Their children are reported to be: (1) John Mitchell, (2) Mary Mitchell (18 August 1713), (3) Barbara Mitchell (8 March 1715), (4) Nathaniel Mitchell (4 December 1717), (5) Peter Mitchell (3 January 1719), (6) Samuel Mitchell (16 June 1722) per Bristol Parish Register.
*^ Adventurers of Purse and Person – Virginia 1607-1624-25, + 4th Edition, Volume 3, by John Frederick Dorman. Page 261.
Summary of Children
Nathaniel Tatum “I” (~1670 to 1738+) and wife Elizabeth
(1). Samuel Tatum (~1692 to 1758-will) + 1st wife Phebe, 2nd wife Elizabeth of Prince George County and Surry-Sussex Virginia: Children are (i – iv). They have their own separate chapter with children and grandchildren.
(i). John Tatum (1710 to 1774 - estate administration) + Elizabeth of Prince George, Surry-Sussex and Southampton Virginia. Children are: (a) Mary Tatum (1741), (b) Joshua Tatum (? to 1775-will) - never married, (c) Rebecca Tatum, (d) Richard Tatum (~1737 to ?) + Mary:
(ii). William Tatum (1717 to >1756) of Prince George and Surry-Sussex, Va
(iii). Elizabeth Tatum (1718 to >1756)
(iv). (projected) George Tatum (~1721 to 1803-admin); Dinwiddie and Brunswick Virginia; Rowan NC: See his chapter
(2). Peter Tatum “I” (~1705 to >1751) and wife Mary Epps; Prince George and Surry Virginia: children are (i) & (ii)
(i) Peter Tatum “II” (1743 to 1791-will) + wife Rebecca Howell of Prince George and Meckelburg Va; Bute NC; Wilkes Ga. Children are (a) Howell Tatum (1765-1833), (b) Epps Tatum (~1766), (c) Peter Tatum “III,” (d) Rebeccah Tatum, (e) Nancy Tatum, (f) Polly Tatum, (g) Sally Tatum, (h) Thomas Tatum.
(ii) Epps Tatum “I” (1734 to 1789/93-will) + wife of Prince George and Sussex Virginia; Children are:
(a) Littlebury Epes Tatum (~1768). (b) Joel Carter Tatum, (c) Peter Tatum (~1777), (d) Epes Tatum “II”, (a) Jane Tatum
(3). Nathaniel Tatum “II” (~1700 – 1753/55) + 1st wife (likely) Emelia Scott and 2nd wife (likely) Sarah Heath (Heeth) Prince George mostly, Sussex, Va. and Brunswick, Va-? Children per 1st wife are (i):
(i) Robert Tatum (1725-1759) + wife Keziah Dobie (? To 1795) of Prince George, Virginia. Children are (a) Nathaniel Tatum (1745 to >1784+) and where did he go? (b) Robert Tatum (1750 to 1810/1820), (c) Betty Tatum, (d) David Tatum.
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