Nancy C. Bell b. June 10, 1814 married Payton Law b. October 21, 1790. He died abt. March 28, 1842 leaving her with 3 young children; Elizabeth (age 6) Eliza Jane (age 3) and Payton (age 2) all born in Alabama.
Page109. Will of Peyton Law, Senr. Wife, Nancy Law, and children. When youngest child reaches 18. John O. Feemster, executor. Witnesses: James D. Spencer and Joh O. Feemsted. Dated 9 February, 1842, probated 28 March, 1842.
- Pauline Jones Gandruid, Alabama Records, V65, Marshall Co., p. 17.
Page 321. Nov. 4, 1844. Nancy, widow of Peyton Law, petitions for dower.
--Pauline Jones Gandruid, Alabama Records, V65, Marshall Co., page 28
October 06, 1846 Nancy married Michael Ditto in Marshall Co., Alabama.
Dec. 6, 1849 Nancy Ditto, the gaurdian of Elizabeth, Jane (13, Ala.) and Peyton Law, minor children of Peyton Law, dec'd, filed accounts.
- Pauline Jones Gandruid, Alabama Records, V139, Marshall Co., p. 65.
Alabama, Jackson Co. 1850 Census, page 240
72 74 Ditto, Michael54 m Farmer 3000 S. Carolina
"Nancy C.36 f"
"John W.14 mAla
LawElizabeth 13 fAla
DittoSara J.11 fAla
LawEliza J.10 fAla
DittoThs B.9 mAla
LawPayton J.8 mAla
Feb, 19, 1855. Michael Ditto, gaurdian of Elizabeth Law, Jane Law, and Peyton Law, filed his accounts for final settlement. Bond of Michael Ditto as gaurdian of Elizabeth Law, Jane Law, and Peyton Law, dated 19 Feb. 1855, with Henry Davidson and William H. Wiggs his surities. On page 2 is the begining of the listings of the accounts of the sid wards, stating they "are minors heirs of Peyton Law Senr. dec'd" Shown is the hire of negroes owned by said wards and their mother for the year 1854. on page 7 some receipts of Mrs. Nancy Law are recorded.
- Pauline Jones Gandruid, Alabama Records, V139, Marshall Co., p. 79.
Michael Ditto moved to Arlington, Tarrant, Texas from Jackson/Madison Co. Alabama sometime after 1855. I am interested in whether he brought his wife Nancy C. and the LAW children Elizabeth, Eliza and Payton with them.