I am looking through my proofs. They are a mess since Hurricane Katrina threw 20 feet of water on my file cabinet.However I have come across this. Charlotte Co. VA order Book 10 pg 112. November Court 1795 In chancery James Shorter son and heir of Kindness BREEDLOVE deceased William Sammons and Elizabeth his wife Stephen Shelton and Sina his wife, William Stembridge and Kindness his wife, children of James Breedlove decd. plantiffs against Thomas Pettus and John Pettus executors of Robert Breedlove deceased Defendants.
On the motion of the Plaintiffs by their attorney who having filed their bill. It is ordered that the ___ obtained in the office for a dismission for want of bill, be set aside and that the cause be sent to the ___.
Also DAR application on James Breedlove states he was married to Kindness Shorter. I will continue to go through my records to look for a date of actual marriage if I have one.
Sometimes we must evaluate the evidence to come to an answer.
Women were usually given slaves in wills rather than land, because the family wanted the land to stay in the family. Sometimes the deceased would state the slaves go to the heirs of her body and other times it stated the slave or offspring of the slave would revert back to the family when the white daughter died.