The Will of George Booth
Proved 3/16/1763 Sussex Co., VA

. . . to grandson George Booth, son of George Booth, Sussex County land south of Sappony Creek, also 100 acres to the north side of Sappony Creek, bounded by Ready (Reedy) Branch. To grandson George Parham, son of John Parham, land in Sussex County in the fork of Sappony Creek, 220 acres, and 40 pounds. To grandsons John Parham, Thomas Parham, and Matthew Parham, 40 pounds each, as well as to granddaughter Anne Heath. To my daughter Mary Parham, 100 pounds and personality [a slave??]. After her death, the Nego to return to my grandddaughter Anne Heath. To grandsons Reuben Booth and Thomas Booth and Gilliam Booth and John Booth and George Malone and Rueben Malone and Booth Malone and William Malone and to my granddaughters Mary Booth and Winifred Robertson and Wilmouth Malone: 40 pounds each. to my daughter Ann Malone, 100 pounds. To my granddaughter Lucy Jones, 40 pounds and personality [a slave??]. To my friend Lucy Hill 40 pounds, saddle & bridle and check linene. To my grandson George Booth, the rest of my estate. Executor: Grandson George Booth.

Signed George Booth his mark X
Wit: Amos Love, John Malone, Frederick Smith


The Will of Nathaniel Malone

Surry County, VA Deed Book 8, Vol. I, pg 268
signed 1/1732, probated 3/21/1732

In the name of God I Nathaniel Malone of the Parish of Southwark and the County of Surry in the Colony of Virginia being weak in body but of sound Perfect & dispossing mind & memory priase be therefore given to Almighty God and calling to remembrance the unceratin State of this transitory life and that flesh must yield unto death when it shall please God to Call (do ordain this) my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills & testaments heretofore made: Imprimus My sole I resign to God that --- thru the merit and mediation Of Jesus Christ (my sins shall be forgiven). My body I commit to the earth (from whence it was taken to be buried) by my exec. hereafter named and for the dispoition of my eatate I devise & dispose of in manner following: Item: I devise to my loving son Nathaniel and his heirs forever my house & my lands lying and being on the South side of Sappony Creek in the Parish & County aforesaid Excepting one acre at the hog pen ford just below my dwelling house & also one Negro woman named Judy & one cow to him ye said Nathaniel and his heirs forever. Item: I devise unto my loving son Drury that one acre of land before excepted at hog pen ford and the plantation where I now live & the land adjoining these according to the bounds following Viz: Beginning at the cart ford of Sappony Creek thence going a short course north by hasty Branch . . .etc. --- to Great Pond, to Pig Quarter on Stone Creek, then down said Creek to mouth of Sappony Creek . . . But in default of Drury having heirs, land to Thomas, and in default of his having heirs, to be divided between sons William and Nathaniel. To son Thomas, land up the Sappony Creek along William Harper's line, 10 pounds and a negro. To son Daniel my house and 200 acres on ye north side of Nottaway River beginning at the mouth of Tommoheton Swamp in Prince George Co, running up the swamp and Nottaway River for 200 acres. To son-in-law Joseph Harper: my house and 200 acres in upper part of a tract called Tommahlon land and 20 pounds, 2 cows and calves. ---- To daughter Amey . . 1 mulatto named --?. Amey also to keep my daughter Mary until they marry or come of age. To my daughter -- Courtney?. . . Phoebe? remainder to be equally divided. Executrix: ----, Drury and Nathaniel Malone. Wit: Robert Wynne, John Gilliam, Jr.


Will of William Malone
(son of Daniel Malone and Susan Floraday)

Surry County Va Will Book 9, p 510: Will of William Malone of Southwalk Parish dated 5-3-1736, proved 10-16-1745:

In the name of God, Amen, I William Malone of Southwark Parish in the County of Surry in the Colony of Virginia being weak in body but of sound Perfect and disposing mind and memory praise be therefore given to almighty God and calling to Remembrance the uncertaion State of this transitory Life, and that all flesh must yeald to Death when it Shall please God to Call, Do make & ordain this my last will & testament, hereafter Revoking all other Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made. Imprimis My soul I give to God and Jesus Christ my blessed Saviour and Redeemer hoping for pardon & remission of all my sins. Item: My body I commit to the earth from whence it was taken to be decently buried by my executrix hereafter named and for the disposition of my temporal estate. I give, devise and dispose of the same in the manner following first I desire that my Debts & Funeral Charge be Duly paid & discharged, Item: I devise to my son William and to his heirs for ever Ninety Seven and a half acres of land be the same more or less. Beginning at a pine at Gawlers meadow thence along a line of marked trees to Southwest Swamp thence up the said swamp to Nathaniel Robertsons deceased line thence along the said Robertsons line to my line thence along my line to the beginning. Item: I devise my loving son John and his heirs forever the plantation I now live on and the land that belong to it which is Ninety Seven and a half Acres Beginning at the said pine at Gawlers Meadow thence Down the said Swamp to a beach tree a corner thnce along my line to the said pine at the Beginning. After the deceease of my loving Wife Anne or her marriage and also I give to my son John one feather bed and the furniture that belongs to it, which is called his Bed, and two cows, and their increase. Item: I devise unto my daughter Elizabeth and her heirs for ever one feather bed and the furniture that belongs unto it, it is called her bed and one cow and oine Ewe & lamb and one large iron pot. Item: I devise unto my daughter Anne and her heirs for ever one cow and claf and two sheep and a brass kittle. Item: I devise upon my daughter Amey and her heirs for ever one cow and calf. Items: He devises a cow and calf also to daughters Hannah, Agnes and Milley. Item: I devise unto my loiving wife Anne all the rest of my estate...making her my -hole and sole executrix of this my last will and testament. In witness my hand and seal this third day of May 1736. William Malone (his mark). Witness: Robert Wynne, Thomas Wynne.


Will of William Malone (Jr.)

In the name of God, Amen, I William Malone of the County of Sussex, being very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind & memory, thanks unto God, therefore calling to mind the mortality of the body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament. And first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of my Savior, Jesus and my body to the earth, to be buried in a Christian manner, nothing doubting that at the general resurrection, I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God and as touching such worldly estate, wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me with in this Life, I give, devise & dispose of the same in the following manner & form --

IMPRIMIS It is my will & I do order that in the first place all my just debts & funeral charges be paid & satisfied.

Item. I give unto my daughter Frances Oliver, sixty pounds current money to be paid her by my Executors, the money to be raised out of my estate.

Item. I give unto my daughter Lucy Mahaney, one negro girl, named Amey with her increase, one feather bed & furniture, one small bay mare called Hern & her increase & saddle & bridle, one chest to her & her heirs & assigns forever.

Item. I give unto my daughter Mary Malone, one negor wench, named Pegg, with her increase; one large bay mare, & ten pounds cash to be paid to her out of my estate at the death of my wofe, to her & her heirs, forever.

Item. I give unto my granddaughter Mary Chappell, one negro girl, named Tibbe, three pewter dishes, six pewter plates, to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I give unto my son Nathaniel Malone, one negro girl, named Milley with her increase, and ten pounds cash to be paid out of my estate at the death of my wife to him & his Heirs & Assigns, firever.

Item. I give unto my son, William Malone, one negro boy named Bobb to him & his heirs & Assigns forever.

Item. I give unto my son, Michael Malone, one certain tract or parcel of land, lying in the County of Sussex & joining the land I now live on, containing three hundred and fifteen acres more or less, with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging, it being the land I bought of Drury Robinson I ordain Ellis & Nathaniel & part of the Land I lived on before is included to it by a new line that I chopt & run myself in the presence of Peter Wingfield & Robert Wingfield & runs as follows -- Beginning at a scrub white oak in a slash on my old line thence on East course to my old line again to a red oak. I give and bequeath the aforesaid Land & premises above mentioned to my son Michael Malone to him & his heirs and assigns forever.

Item. I give unto my son Michael Malone, one negor wench named Fillis with her increase to him and his heirs forever.

Item. I give unto my son, Daniel Malone, two negro boys, named Jingo and Ambe, one feather bed & furniture, on(e) horse, saddle & bridle, four cows & calves, two sows & piggs, six pewter dishes, six puter plates, to him & his heirs forever.

I lend unto my beloved wife Mary Malone, five negroes -- Sall, Sue, Meggy, Joane, & little Fillis, with their increase during her natural life & after her decease, I leave the said five negroes to be sold to the highest bidder & the money arising by the sale to be equally divided among all my children, likewise I leave the increase of the said five negroes to be sold & the money to be civided among all my children.

[the transcriber did not complete the transcription, but instead wrote: "there is much more of the will, he appoints his sons Nathaniel & Daniel Executors and the witnesses were Thomas Morris, Mordecai Jones and James Harris. The will was dated Feb. 5, 1773, proved Aug 18 1774.]

the rest of the transcription is unreadable except for the mention of the following:

Thomas Morris the clerk was A. Claiborne.


Robert Nicholson Malone's letters to his sister Elizabeth Andrews Malone (Briggs) and to his niece Callie Malone

With many thanks to Renee Briggs

Letter addresses to Mrs. Elizabeth A. Briggs (Malone), Port Cado, Camson City,Texas
Dated: October 15, 1848

Dear sister an family an children I received your letter the 8 of Oct. I was very sorry to here that you and family had been sick. My wife Ann is in better health than she has been for four years. Awl of my children has been sick for five months and Malissa health is very bad at this time the doctor is tining on her at this time an Cal furnd also in bad health. I met with bad luck five weeks ago I got my leg broke. I lay flat of my back four weeks. Ann sends her love to you. She love you an awl the children the children sends there love to you ant and uncle an children. I have not herd from brother in four months times. Is very hard at this time I am in this splinnits. Sister and family I never give up untill my neck broke complete. I is sorry I under deturmine what I shall do at this time I shall not over sere next year. I jot my love to sister an Burnie an children, I.W. Malone I must close my letter sister an children. I close my letter sister Elizabeth tell the boys to write there uncle. I love them an want to see you all the family write to me as soon as you receive this letter sister. Remain your Brother un till death E. Briggs.
I.W. Malone, Ann Malone

(typed as written)

Letter addressed to Mr. Burwell Briggs, (husband of Elizabeth Andrews Malone)
Port Caddo, Texas from Limestone Co, AL Feb. 5, 1849

Dear Bro and Sister,
I learned from your last letter which I received a few days since that you had received only one letter from me since you have been in Texas. I am sorry that you have not gotten all the letters that I have written to you there. I have written on to you directed to Jefferson and one or two to Port Caddo. They must have been miscarried. I was glad to hear from you and learn that you were in Tolerable health after so much sickings and I hope this little scribble will get to you safe and find you all in the enjoyment of perfect health and happiness. We are all up but not well. Rebeccas health is about as usual mine is very delicate and so is Hickerson. Our negro woman Hariet has been very sick some two or three weeks since she was taken: but she is getiing better she is now able to sit up and sometimes walk across the room the balance are well. Mother Allen is very feeble and her health quite delicate though she is up today and about her family is very complaining and Anthony is very ill at this time. Her negro woman Lucy died since Christmas leaving a child nearly three months old. Benjamin Ed. Allen lost a likely negro woman last year at Mother Allens. Her health and Bro. R. B. Allens is good. Bro. Wm. T. Allen has sold out (in Athens) his goods and will not be in the mercantile business this year. His health was the cause of his selling. He done a profitable business. Last year was very un profitable with me. I have big doctor bills, high taxes, many expendetures to pay for last year and but little income to meet them.

I heard from Uncle Thos. today Aunt Eliza. is very sick, the balance are tolerably well. Our friends in this County with some exceptions are in health. Last month was very disagreeable weather. December last was uncommonly warm a great deal of meat was lost in this County though we lost none of ours but I had great apprehensions that we should lose the most of ours but we have smoked and dried ours and it is first rate. I received a letter not long since from Cousin Betsy Malone she stated that all our relations were very sick last fall but had been restored. She informed me that she had received a letter from you and that you all had been very sick. No news from her of much interest. Uncle Wm. was very infirm and Aunt Polly was suffering with consumption. Charles she stated died resigned. I have not received a letter from Bro Wm. or Sister Ann in seven or eight months. I had not heard of Bro Wms misfortune untill I received the inteligence from your letter to that amount. I presume you saw Aunt Elizas mothers obituary published in the Nashville C Advocate of the 5th of last month. I clipped it out and sent it in a letter to Cousin Betsy Malone. I would have sent it to you but I knew that you took the N C. Advocate and you would know all the particulars concerning her. Bro A.L.P. Green who wrote her obituary was a great favorite with her and all the family.

Rebecca expects to teach school again this year her school is already made up and she will commence in a short time if the health of the family will admit. Hicks is advancing finely in his Latin he has got to reading pretty well. Keeps up his Algebra also.

We are very well pleased with our preachers this year. Our P. Elder was changed last conference and Bro. Scruggs put in his place. Bro. SS Yarbrough and Bro. Cooly are our preachers this year. Bro. Y is a revivalist and is a very zealous good preacher. Religion seems to be at a very low ebb in this section of country. Bro. Wm H. Johnson our missionary to the coloured people preaches at Mother Allens regularly. He traveled on this mission last year. He is a first rate missionary and will I have no doubt do very considerable good on this curcuit among the blacks.

Cousin Martha Malone, Uncle T's daughter expects to graduate at the Institute in Athens this year. Cousin Franklin I understand is getting a pretty good practice he lives on the township road where Cousin Nancy Owen used to live. Bro Richard Rivers president at the Institute has gone to Louisiana to seminary College he is now the vice-president of that institution. Bro. Hubbard is now president of the Institute at Athens. Some talk of the collered aboard but none in this County. Mother Allen desires especially to be remembered to you and family and desires an interest in your prayers. She says she Loves and Remembers you. Bro. Robt. and Edward desire that their respects be tendered to you and family. Rebecca and Hicks present to you their best love and well wishes and accept from your Bro. Bob the largest share Love, unfrigned esteem, who forgets you not at a Throne of Grace. Remember me there. Let us live righteous; that we may die happy.
Adieu my Bro. & Sister, R. Malone

(typed as written)


Letter addressed to Mrs. Callie (Malone) Frost, Baileyville, Texas from Athens, Limestone Co., AL
Dated: 1876

Callie my Dear Neice,
Your kind and welcome letter of the 10th. I had the sad inteligence of you Pa's death sometime before from a letter written by my son at Lewisburg, Ark. but he had no (unreadable) of his death. Well, I am the last of my fathers family and I feel like the appearance of an old lovely tree of the forest with its limbs broken off by the many winds adversversity, its foleage gone and its vitality crumbling to the ground; but glory to God the strong hope the abiding with the humble trust and confidence in the merits of the Saviors blessed us to be reconcilled to our fate. Yea Rejoyce that that we shall meet and see our loved ones in a better world than this. May it be our chief interest in life to prepare for death. Live Religeous every day. My family enjoys unusal health and I am afflicted with Rhumatism and often sever attacs of newralgy in my head and breast. I am satisfid with our afflictions here are for our ultimate good both in time and eternity our afflictions humble our hearts.

I presume from one question you asked me, Were you older or younger than Pa that you were not posted or informed with regard to your fathers relatives, so I have learned after refering to the old family Bible Record to give you a history of our ancestors. In the first place I would say your Pa and I were only half brothers. William Malone was our Grandfather and served in the Revolutionary War; he married Joanna Harper in Dinwiddie Co., Va., by her he had one daughter Mary and ten sons, William was the oldest and Thomas Hill the youngest and John Malone our father was the fifth son, our father was born Aug. 26, 1778 he was married to Miss Mary Jordan my mother the 20th Dec. 1804. Sister Elizabeth who married Mr. Briggs was born Jan. 30th 1806. Robert Nicholson Myself was born Dec. 3rd 1807. My mother had one daughter Mary who died in 1809 a few months before she died. My father John Malone lived a widower two years then married Miss Christaine Comer in her 16th year. The first born was sister Haney Russell afterwards next born Bro. John Wm. your Pa June 30th 1813. She had two brothers sons Benjamin Harper & Thos. Booth both died young. In 1816 father moved to Petersberg Va. lived there until 1818 his health was bad and they went out in the country to live. His health continued to grow worse and in 1818 our father died at Uncle William Malones. John Williams mother and my step mother and your mother lived, married and died in Dinwiddie C. Va. and all buried at the large cemetery on Grand Fathers place. 15 miles from Petersburg. Uncle William was our guardian in 1827. I came to this county and state. In 1831 your Pa came to this state went from this state to Mississippi where he married your ma.

Now I will let you know how you became related to the Eliises. Aunt Mary (sometimes) called Polly married Uncle Benjamin Ellis of Virginia. His son Benj lives in Miss. so the Ellises are your cousins. Cousin Martha Maddeu in Waco is our own cousin for she was a daughter of Uncle Hill Malone. I was first to Rebecca R. Allen the day she was 18 years old Jan 19, 1832. Your cousin Benj Hix was born 16, May 1833 his mother died in this Co. July 29, 1850. I lived a widower until the 8 day of Nov. 1860 when I married Mrs. Anna E. Maline our first born Irene Aug. 17, 1861 lived nearly three years 3 weeks before her death our youngest was born April 26, 1864 this is the history of
the Malone family.

(letter from Robert Nicholson Malone) (typed as written)


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