Can anyone help us in obtaining a copy of the full probate pkt for the estate of Joseph Rutherford who died 19 DEC 1797 and had his will proven in JAN 1798 in Edgefield Co., SC?
Below are some emails referring to what we are working on for our family.THANKS!
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From: "Harriet Imrey"
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 19:18:46 -0500
Subject: Re: [SCEDGEFI] Abney and Rutherford in SC
Hi, Davine.John A. Chapman included some biographical material in History
of Edgefield County about one of his contemporaries named Joseph Abney, son
of John Abney and Agatha Griffith.Chapman does not report his middle name,
but his mother's maiden name would be a plausible choice, and some people
have indeed reported it that way.He was born 2 Dec 1819, married Susan
Miller in 1858, was wounded in the Civil War, died after 1 Aug 1866, when
the Edgefield Advertiser reported his return to Edgefield with a wound that
was "very severe" but "not dangerous".I don't know what that might mean.
This Joseph Griffith(?) Abney could not possibly have married Dorothy
Rutherford, given that he was two generations her junior, besides being
married to somebody else.The 1810 will of Joseph Griffith states that one
of his daughters married Michael Rutherford.Joseph Griffith had a daughter
Agatha, probably the woman who married John Abney later (and had son Joseph
in 1819), since Agatha Abney witnessed an 1820 sale from Joseph Griffith
(Jr.) to Joseph Rutherford before JQ John Abney.At any rate, the
Rutherfords, Griffiths and Abneys interacted and intermarried, which might
help to explain how Joseph Griffith Abney got married-off (per the DAR
application) to an older woman.Dorothy Rutherford Abney, married by 1798,
might easily have been his grandmother.
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Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 4:43 PM
Subject: [SCEDGEFI] Abney and Rutherford in SC
> Hi Billie,
> I am wondering if you have any info on James Rutherford (c.1736- Dec
> who married Drucilla Brooks.They lived in Edgefield, and I have a copy
> of his
> Will and only one page of his estate inventory.We know there are more
> pages, but so far I haven't been able to chase them down.I am trying to
> prove to
> DAR that James Rutherford's daughter, Dorothy, married my Paul Collins
> I believe DAR records are incorrect, because they have Dorothy married to
> Joseph Griffith Abney, and there is no proof of this whatsoever that I can
> find.Actually, I don't think there was ever a Joseph Griffith Abney.
> There was
> a Joseph Abney, but he died in GA unmarried, and his brothers, Paul and
> Nathaniel inherited Joseph's estate.
> This Joseph Griffith Abeny is published in several Abney and Rutherford
> books, but I truly think it is incorrect.I am looking for any
> information that
> would link James Rutherford to Paul Collins Abney, and his wife, Dorothy
> Rutherford Abney.DAR will not accept the Will of James Rutherford as
> proof that
> Paul married Dorothy Rutherford, because it does not distingusih which
> married Dorothy.She is only named as Dorothy Abney in James' Will.I am
> thinking there would be some land dlocuments which might link Paul Abney
> with James
> Rutherford.I have been disappointed every time I have looked for a
> record in the 1700s in SC.
> Anyway, do you have access to any of these records, and what is your best
> advise on my dilemma.
> Thanks so much for reading this, and I am looking forward to hearing from
> you.Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
> Davine Roberts
> Jacksonville, FL