Reuben Sorrell appears only on the 1784 and 1785 Personal Property Tax Lists, indicating he was not in the county until then.You may want to check the 1782 and 1783 Orange Co Va lists to see if he appears there.
From “Loudoun Co Will Book Abstracts, Books A-Z” by Pat Duncan:
SORRELL, Reuben Will of 29 May 1785:divided slaves, etc. amongst children, divide my part of estate of the late Thomas NEWMAN given at the death of his relict Mrs. Elizabeth NEWMAN, friend Thomas NEWMAN as Exor.Witnesses: Jacob BRASFIELD, John CHAPMAN, Richard NEWMAN, George FRUMM, William COLLINGS. Returnedto court 14 Nov 1785.[C:173] Appraisal/inventory of 6 Dec 1785:Negroes Judy, Sam, Essie, Milly, Cloe & Beck, farm and household items, totaling £313.11.6.Aprs: George RALLS, George LEWIS, Zach. LYON.Returned tocourt 12 Jun 1786.[C:203]
From “Index to Loudoun Co. Will Books 1757-1850” by Hutchison:
SORRELL, Reuben Book:PageC:173 Date of will: 29 May 1785 Received in Court: 14 Nov 1785 Divide slaves and his part of estate of late Wm. Thomas NEWMAN in reversion at death of relict Mrs. Elizabeth NEWMAN amongst unnamed children <21y. Witnesses: Jacob BRASFIELD, John CHAPMAN, Richard NEWMAN, George DRUMM, William COLLINGS. Friend Thomas NEWMAN as Exor.£1000 bond, security John ORR & John CHAPMAN.
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