James, I understand your confusion. Let me more clearly explain the Thomas I was posting about. Thomas Bottom SR was born sometime in the late 1600s, probably VA. He wrote a will dated 10 May 1765 which was proved 24 Oct 1765. We can positively state he died in 1765. Of course this was afer 10 May and before 24 Oct. His place of residence was Raleigh Parish, Amelia County, VA. The executor was his son Thomas Bottom JR. Named in the will were daughter Jane Vaughan (negro Bett and increase), grand daughter Frances Worsham (negro Judy, after her mother's death), grand daughter Mary Hubbard (negro Bett and increase with exception of above named Judy, after her mother's death) son Thomas the rest.
This info came from "Will Book 2X Amelia County, VA 1761-1771" by Gibson J. McConnaughey.
My assumption from this will is that the 2 named granddaughters are both married daughters of Jane Vaughan who will receive their inheritance after the death of their mother - the Negro slave Bett and her increase which includes a Judy to be inherited by Frances. No wife for Thomas is named, the assumption is that she has already died - son Thomas receives everything not specifically stated. Thomas, SR had deeded 400 acres of land to Thomas JR on 25 March 1756. Deed Bk 5, page 414
Thomas Bottom, SR, wife unnamed has a son Thomas and a daughter Jane as named in his will. I submit that he also had a daughter named Mary who was married to George Steagall also of Amelia county, VA. In a deed dated 28 Feb 1762, Thomas Bottom gave to Mary Magdaline Rives of Brunswick County, VA 1 negro woman, Anky, a girl Doll, and a boy Hampton "for and in consideration of affection .... granddaughter Mary Magdaline, wife of said Frederick Rives". In the book "Marriages of Amelia County, Virginia" by Kathleen Williams and original documents, Frederick Rives is to marry Mary Magdaline Steagall consent given 23 July 1761 by her father George Steagall who states "my daughter". We know that George Steagall's wife was named Mary as that is the name given on a deed when giving her dower release. Either Mary has already died when her father Thomas writes his will or he feels she has enough of his estate through this "wedding" gift and needs no more.
These are the only proven children of Thomas SR that I am aware of. I was told in the past that he had a son William, but I think there might have been confusion since Thomas JR has a son William.
My line is through George Steagall and his wife Mary Bottom.