The William Boren / Bowen Family from Georgia throughout US:Information about William "Calvert" Colvard, Jr
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William "Calvert" Colvard, Jr (b. Nov 1, 1762, d. Nov 1824)William "Calvert" Colvard, Jr (son of William Calvard / Colvard and Mary Mercy Holland)524 was born Nov 1, 1762 in GoochlandCo, VA525, and died Nov 1824 in Wilkes Co, NC.He married Mrs. Colbert on Abt. 1790 in Franklin Co, NC.
Notes for William "Calvert" Colvard, Jr:
William and the rest of the Colvards all seem to have left Goochland and moved to North Carolina where the first Census (1790) shows both father and son William enumerated in Wilkes County. In the adjoining county of Surry, this same first Census shows John B. Colverd and a William Colverd. These were likely father and son; the father with 2 males over 16, 1 under 16, and 5 females; the son is recorded alone, with himself over 16. This John B. was the John Butterworth Colvard recorded in Cumberland County, VA, as marrying Judith Merryman, December 25, 1762, and whose whereabouts had been fruitlessly searched for. John B. has been placed as an unproved member of the Chesterfield family.
The plantation of William Colvard of Wilkes County, consisting of 282 acres, was located about fifteen miles northwest of the present North Wilkesboro on the highway to Jefferson, Ashe County. The greater part of this farm was later owned by Charles H. Colvard. The Union Baptist Church, where the Colvard reunions are held each summer, stands on part of it.
The Goochland record shows that William and Mercy Colvard had a son Neil Colvard, William of Wilkes County, had a son Neal Colvard, and that spelling of the name has continued.
WILL OF WILLIAM COLVARD; dated 17th day of Oct. 1824Probated Nov. Court, 1824
In the name of God Amen. I, William Colvard of the county of Wilkes and State of North Carolina: Being week in body but perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all- I give and recommend my soul unto the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of Executors, nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the powers of Almighty God and as touching such worldly Estate Wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life with- I demise and dispose of in the same, in the following manner and form-
First I leave and bequest to my dear beloved wife Rachael Colvard as follows (Viz) my home plantation where I now live, containig 282 1/2 acres of land. Secondly and all the household furniture and plantation tools. Thirdly four negros (viz) Limons, Jim, Lewis and Dalpah. Fourthly use of the grice mill as long as she lives and Fifthly the Still that I now own, together with Koons Plantation all of aforesaid property to be disposed of as she pleases among the Children.
I will and bequest unto my four oldest sons that is Payton Colvard, Neil Colvard, William Colvard and Jesse Colvard, one lot in the town of Jefferson in Ashe County, North Carolina, being the northwest corner lot. Which I give to them and rated to them at one thousand dollars. Also the saw mill on Reddies River and mill place.
I will and bequest to my son Wade Colvard the Tyree Old Field Plantation, also one horse and saddle.
I want my aforesaid son William to have one hundred dollars more than any of the rest of my children.
I will and bequest to my daughters-Betsey Colvard, Sibby Dickson, Rachael Colvard, Jennie and Anna Colvard, and also my son Monfort Colvard all to have as much or an equal part with the oldest sons the balance if any to be equally divided among the children. I desire my two sons Neal Colvard and William Colvard to be my executors. Given under my hand and seal this seventeenth day of October in the year of our Lord 1824.
More About William "Calvert" Colvard, Jr:
Baptism (LDS): May 26, 1763, Goochland, VA.
Spouse (2): (1) Rachel Berry, (2) Unknown.
More About William "Calvert" Colvard, Jr and Mrs. Colbert:
Marriage: Abt. 1790, Franklin Co, NC.
Children of William "Calvert" Colvard, Jr and Mrs. Colbert are:
- +Wade Hampton Colvard, b. 1812, Yadkin or Surry Co, NC, d. Dec 7, 1864, Middle Township, Charleston, Franklin Co, AR.