PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, VIRGINIA ATWOODS
Book:Marriage Bonds and Ministers’ Returns of Prince Edward County, Virginia 1754-1810
30 October 1783.William Collins and Martha Atwood.Marriage Register.
29 August 1793.Joseph Rutledge and Anne Atwood, daughter of James Atwood.
Book:Prince Edward County Virginia Abstracts of Wills.Books number 1-7 1754 – 1837
Will Book 1 page 125
Dated:July 2, 1771
Witnesses:James Wade, Charles Wade, Josiah Cunningham
Recorded:October 21, 1771
Will Book 1 Page 351
Dated July 4, 1784
Children:William Ligon, Sarah Atwood
Grandson & Grand Daughters:John Turner Ligon, son of William Ligon, James Atwood, John T. Ligon, William Ligon, son of Henry Ligon, Sarah Holt, daughter of my son Henry Ligon, deceased, Henry Ligon, son of William Ligon, John and William Atwood, Mary Mason, Elizabeth Ligon Atwood, Mary Atwood, Thomas Ligon, Elizabeth Ligon.
Exor.:John T. Ligon, G. son
Witnesses:John Richards, George Foster, Thomas Vaughan, Abraham foster
Recorded January Court 1785.
Book:Prince Edward County, Virginia Wills, 1754-1776 by T.L.C.
Pg. 33 Page 125 Will
I, James Atwood of St. Patrick’s Parish and Prince Edward County, sick and weak but of a good and sound memory.First, my just debts to be paid, and after that, if my wife Mary Atwood does not third the land then to my wife – during her widowhood and no longer, half the dwelling house I now live in, with 50 acres joining thereto, and one fifth of my (house) hold goods, and one fourth of my cattle, hogs, and sheep.Also 1 roan horse, and 5 L per year.If she thirds the land, then I don’t lend her anything.After her death or marriage, this legacy to my son Benjamin Atwood.
I charge my son James Atwood with the cash I lent to my wife.
Executors:my friend George Forrest and my son James Atwood.Signed July 2, 1771 – James Atwood.Wit:James Wad, Charles Wade, Josiah Cunningham.
At Prince Edward Court of October 21, 1771, the will of James Atwood deceased was presented in court and proved by James Wade, and at another court for Prince Edward November 18, 1771, this will was further proved by Charles Wade and or James Atwood Junior, one of the executors, refused in court to take execution of the will.John Ligh, Gentleman, was granted administration of the estate.
Pg. 39 (page 148)
Inventory and appraisement.Per court order, we, being first sworn before Thomas Haskins, Gentleman, appraised the estate of James Atwood deceased.Items mentioned include:22 cattle, 3 beds & furniture, cooper’s and carpenter’s and shoemaker’s tools, 7 books, 1 bee hive; Negro man Gabril, Gloster, and Boman, Negro girl Amen, Negro wenches Lett and Jean, Negro child Cate.Total Value:(not given).Signed- James Wade, Alexander Cunningham, Josiah Cunningham.Signed – John Leigh, administrator 1771
Pg. 40 (page 154)
Prince Edward County October Court, 1772.Ordered that John Brent, Robert Caldwell, & Edmond Brewer, appraise Cate, a Negro slave, who was lately the property of James Atwood Senior deceased.We, on January 5, 1773, have appraised the Negro wench as being worth nothing.
Pg. 58 (page 363)
Parties to bond
Principal:Martha Baker and Henry Baker (Beaker)
Obligee:John Nash, Joseph Morton, James Wimbish, & David Flournoy, Gentleman, Justices of Prince Edward Court.
Securities:James Atwood, John Poppum (Popham)
Book:Petitioners and Tithables in Prince Edward County, Virginia 1775-1775 Mrs. Joseph R. Tracey.
A List of Tithables Between Bush and Buffalo Rivers.Taken by Thomas Scott, June, 1755
James Atwood… 3
And 3 Slaves…. 3
Richard Atwood… 0
And 1 slave… 1
Book:Prince Edward County, Virginia Deed Book 1 (1754-1759) by T.L.C.
Pg. 3 page 2a.
___ 7, 1754 from John Nash of Prince Edward, Gentleman, to Matthews Flournoy of Prince Edward.Location of land:bounded by David Flournoy’s corner in the old line of Samuel Horton, Holcomb, Atwood, Watson, Spencer, David Flournoy.
Pg. 7 page 22b
October 8, 1754 from James Atwood of Nottoway parish and Prince Edward to Alexander Kean of same, for 25 L, a certain tract of land in Prince Edward on both sides of Little Briery River, 400 acres bounded by Davis, Cobb’s and Watson’s line.Signed:James Atwood.Wit:none.Recorded October 8, 1754.
Pg. 26 page 104b
I, James Atwood of Amelia County, for the love I have for my son Richard Atwood, have given my said son, a certain tract of land in Prince Edward containing about 400 acres joining the lands of Thomas Scott, Alexander Kean, Richard Swepston, & William Purnall, being part of that tract of land granted to said James Atwood by patent containing 1765 acres.Signed June 25, 1757 – James Atwood.Wit:James Harris, Lawrence (B his mark) Brown, John Drinkard, John Ford, George Forest, William Atwood, Frances Forrest, Charles Gilliam.Recorded August 9, 1756.
Pg. 44 page 166b
August 1, 1757 from James Atwood of Amelia County, to William Purnal of same, for 35 L, a certain tract of land of 343 acres in Prince Edward on the upper side of Little Briery River, it being part of that tract of land granted to the said James Atwood by patent containing 1765 acres bounded by Thomas Scott, Alexander Kean, Richard Swepston, & Richard Atwood.Signed – James Atwood.Wit:William Atwood, Frances Forest, James Holderness, George Forrest.Recorded October 10, 1757.
Pg. 45 page 167a
September 10, 1759 from Elisha Eastis of Amelia County, to Thomas Scott of Prince Edward, executor and guardian to James Carter, for 80 L, a certain tract of land of 800 acres in Prince Edward between McGehee, Davis, Atwood, it being a tract of land patented to the said Eastis on October 15, 1758.Signed – Elisha Eastis.Wit:none.Recorded September 11, 1759 after Elisha Eastis acknowledged this deed to James Carter.
Book:Prince Edward County, Virginia Deed Book 2 (1759-1765) by T.L.C Genealogy
Pg. 21 page 101b
March 1, 1762 from Richard Atwood of Prince Edward, to Thomas Tabb of Amelia County, for 35 L, a certain tract of land of 443 acres in Prince Edward on the lower side of Little Briery River, it being part of a tract formerly patented to James Atwood.The tract is bounded by the lines of Colonial Thomas Scott, James Carter, Jacob McGehee, & Alexander Rain.Signed:Richard Atwood.Wit:James Atwood, William Atwood, Ann Atwood.Recorded June 8, 1762.
Pg. 23 page 109a
July 13, 1762 from William Ligon of Raleigh Parish and Amelia County, to James Atwood of Amelia County and Nottoway Parish, for 260 L, a certain tract of land in Prince Edward on the south side of Sandy River containing about 970 acres, and bounded by a branch just above Henry Ligon, Jacob Maigehee, “William Ligon’s line son of Henry Ligon”, Daniel Luelling, Susanna Luelling, William Moer, Matthew Rice.Signed:William Ligon.Wit:none.Recorded September 14, 1762.Ann, the wife of the said William, relinquished her right of dower to the conveyed lands.
Pg. 26 page 130a
July 21, 1762 from Thomas Tabb of Amelia County, to William Atwood of Prince Edward, for 35 L, a certain tract of land of 443 acres in Prince Edward on the lower side of Little Briery River, it being part of a tract formerly granted to James Atwood and bounded by the lines of Thomas Scott, James Carter, Jacob McGehee, and Alexander Keene.Signed:Thomas Tabb.Wit:Richard Burks, James Atwood, Henry Hamblen.Recorded December 14, 1762.
Pg. 35 page 189b
William Purnall, Elizabeth Atwood, John Popham, were witnesses to a deed between Charles Gilliam and Frances, his wife, of the Parish of St. Patrick and Prince Edward, to Abel Thaxton of same.Dated April 9, 1761.Recorded April 13, 1762
Pg. 44 page 254b
Henry Watkins, William Booker, William Atwood were witnesses to a deed dated October 10, 1764 between John Cole of Prince Edward and Thomas Wilmoth 3 Negro slaves named Hannakey, Ned and Diner.
Deed Book 4 page 6
To all to whom these presents shall come greeting, know ye that I James Atwood Senior of the Parish of St. Patrick & County of Prince Edward for divers good causes & considerations me hereunto moving but more especially for and in consideration the natural love & affection which I have & doth bear unto my son Benjamin Atwood of the same Parish & county & for the consideration of five shillings current money to me in hand paid before the sealing & delivery of these presents, hath given granted sold and confirmed and by these presents doth give grant sell & confirm unto the said Benjamin Atwood and his heirs forever, 2 Negroes named Sall & Glorter the younger also one fifth part of all my household goods also one fourth part of all my cattle, Hogs & sheep in where hands custody possession or keeping so ever the same are or can or may be found to have & to hold all and singular the said Negroes goods & cattles & household whatsoever of me the said James Atwood Senior unto the said Benjamin Atwood his executors, and administrations or assigns from hence forth…. Dated 20th day of May 1771.Signed:James Atwood, Wit:Alexander Cunningham, Josiah Cunningham and Samuel Watson.Recorded may 1771
Deed Book 4 page 7
(Same format as the above page 6)
James Atwood Senior to his son James Atwood Junior 5 shillings current money for 200 acres of land lying & being in the said Parish & County being part of the Tract where I now live.4 Negro Slaves named Glouster the elder, & left the elder & Jenny & Cate the younger.Also one fifth part of my household goods & one fourth part of my Stocks of Cattle, Hogs, Horses & Sheep…. Signed James Atwood, Wit:Alexander Cunningham, Josiah Cunningham and Samuel Watson.Recorded 20th May 1771
Deed Book 4 page 9
(Same format as the above page 6)
James Atwood Senior to his son William Atwood 5 shillings current money for 250 acres beginning at a corner paint oak on the line of William Randolph esquire deceased.From thence along the said Randolph line to Alexander Cunningham…. William Atwood’s wife Sarah 2 Negro slaves named Gabriel & Scukey…Signed James Atwood, Wit:Alexander Cunningham, Josiah Cunningham and Samuel Watson.
Deed Book 4 page 10
(Same format as the above page 6)
James Atwood Sr. to his son Henry Atwood 5 shillings current money for 250 acres beginning at James Atwood’s Corner from that new line to John Leigh old line, 2 Negro Slaves named Bowman & left the younger also one fifth part of all my household goods also one fourth part of my stocks of cattle, hogs, horses & sheep… Signed James Atwood, Wit:Alexander Cunningham, Josiah Cunningham and Samuel Watson.
Deed Book 4 page 12
James Atwood Senior & Mary his wife to Thomas Vaughn, 100 pounds current money for 200 acres lying & being on the East side of Sandy River joining the land of Thomas Sanders, Matthew Rice & William More…Signed James Atwood, Mary (X her mark) Atwood, Wit:William Ligon, William Bradbery, James Butler.
Deed Book 4 page 45
27th day of April 1770 Between James Atwood and George Foster 266 pounds, 17 shillings, 6 pence current money of Virginia for 525 acres on the Lower side of Sandy River & bounded by the lands of Jacob Macgehee & Vaughan, Mary Hart, George Foster, William More & Thomas Sanders & was formerly granted by patent to William Ligon together with all houses orchards, gardens, woods, waters and water courses… Signed James Atwood, Wit:William Mackgehee, James Foster, James Bagley, George Forrest.Recorded 21 May 1770
Deed Book 4 page 91
To all whom these presents or writing shall come greeting, James Atwood for 5 shillings have lent unto Ambrose Crawford during their lifetime one Negro girl named Amey also one fifth part of all my household goods.Signed:James Atwood, Wit:John Leigh, Thomas Crawford William Atwood.Recorded 23 May 1771
Deed Book 4 page 124
18 March 1771 Between David Greenhill of the County of Amelia and John Leigh of Prince Edward to James Atwood Senior 285 pounds for 700 acres on Randolph’s line… Signed David Greenhill, John Leigh, Wit:Miller Woodson, Greenhill, James Bagler.Recorded March 1771.
Deed Book 4 page 226
14 November 1772 Between James Atwood & Martha his wife and Joel Jackson of the Parish of Raleigh and County Amelia 150 pounds for 200 acres conveyed to him by his father James Atwood…. Signed:James Atwood, Martha Atwood, Wit:(?) uilliam, Druery Watson, Ellyson Young.Recorded December 1772
Deed Book 5 page 226
21 March 1774 Between William Atwood & Sarah his wife of Prince Edward and Charles Wade 20 pounds current money for 20 acres Beginning at a corner red oak on Charles Wade line… given to the said William Atwood by his father James Atwood deceased… Signed William Atwood, Sarah (X her mark) Atwood, Wit:James Cross, John Gillon, James Orr.Recorded 21 March 1774
Deed Book 5 page 271
2 March 1774 Between James Atwood & James Cross Merchant 93 pounds 9 shillings 4 pence, James Atwood stands justly indebted to the said James Cross confirm to the said James Cross the following slaves Glouster, Mintor good luck, (fellows) and Lett old Lucy, Cate and Dinah, Venches together with their increase of the said Venches… 25 December 1775.Signed:James Atwood, Wit:John Gillon, James Orr, James Cross.Recorded 16 May 1774
Deed Book 5 page 276
Know all by these present that I Abraham Rice of Prince Edward have this day bargained sold & delivered unto James Atwood, & John Frazier 3 feather beds & furniture & all my other household furniture, one bay mare branded… I do warrant and forever defend in consideration of five shillings right title claim & demand from any person or persons whatsoever as witness my hand this 7th day of December 1773.Signed Abraham Rice, Wit:Joseph Moore.Recorded May 1774.
Deed Book 5 page 276 same page as above.
3 May 1774 Between William Atwood of Prince Edward County Planter to James Cross 74 pounds 2 shillings 10 pence justly indebted consideration of 5 shillings all that tract of land whereon he the said William Atwood now lives on & which was given to him by his father James Atwood containing 530 acres also 20 head of cattle, 40 hogs, 2 dark bay mares, 4 feather beds, 2 tables & 13 chairs & one man slave named Gabriel, one Negro woman named Sue… dated 25 December 1775.Signed:William Atwood, Wit:James Orr, Charles Williamson, Obediah Woodson.
Deed Book 5 page 372
James Atwood sells to John Brown for 48 pounds 13 shillings 6 pence for 2 Negro Lyoy (wench), & Glouster a Negro fellow.Signed:James Atwood, Wit:Daniel Davison, Samuel Brierton.Recorded December 1774
Deed Book 5 page 470
19 February 1776 Between Henry Atwood of Prince Edward & Joel Jackson 100 pounds for 115 acres beginning at James Atwood’s corner between William Atwood and the said Henry Atwood conveyed to Henry Atwood by his father James Atwood deceased… Signed Henry Atwood, Wit:John Watts, Arnold Thomson, Charles Williamson.Recorded February 1776
Deed Book 5 page 472
19 February 1776 Between Henry Atwood & Charles Wade 37 pounds for 46 acres Beginning at a corner Hickory on James Wades line being part of a tract which James Atwood deceased conveyed to said Henry Atwood by deed bearing date 1771… Signed Henry Atwood, Wit:Charles Williamson, John Watts, Arnold Thomson.
Deed Book 5 page 496
13 October 1777 Between Henry Atwood from Craven County South Carolina and Charles Wade 68 pounds for 89 acres located between Joel Jackson’s line, William Atwood’s line & the said Charles Wades line it being the residue of a tract which James Atwood deceased conveyed to the said Henry Atwood by deed bearing date 1771… Signed:Henry Atwood, Wit:Thomas (X his mark) Blankinship, Samuel Burton, William Atwood, William Tears, John Bojamett.
Deed Book 6 page 377
15 February 1780 Between William Atwood & Sarah his wife of Prince Edward to Joel Jackson 60 pounds for 30 acres Beginning at a corner white oak on Randolph line…. Signed William Atwood, Wit:John Venable, William Davison, Thomas Watkins, Waddle Carta.
Deed Book 6 page 406
28 March 1781 Between William Atwood & Sarah his wife of Prince Edward to Charles Wade 3,000 pounds of Tobacco for 30 acres beginning at a corner red oak from thence along Josiah Cunningham old line…. Signed:William Atwood, Wit:Nat Vaneable, Joel Jackson, Peter Nunnally.Recorded August Court 1781
Deed Book 7 page 110
23 December 1783 Between William Atwood and Joel Jackson Senior 200 pounds for 170 acres located on Charles Wades line… Signed William Atwood, Wit:Francis Rice, Jacob Owen, Elizabeth Owen
Deed Book 10 page 53
Know all men by these presents that we William Atwood & Sarah his wife of Stokes County & State of North Carolina Planters do name ordain appoint and make Absolem Watkins of Campbell County & State of Virginia our true & lawful attorney of Virginia…. Signed William Atwood, Sarah (X her mark) Atwood, Wit:Henry Terrell, John Nichols.
Recorded Stokes County December Term 1792.
Book:History of Prince Edward County, Virginia from its Earliest Settlements through its Establishment in 1754 to it Bicentennial year by Herbert Clarence Bradshaw
James Atwood, permission to clear a bridal way from little Briery River into the chapel road, 1747.
Election of vestrymen for both Raleigh and Nottoway Parishes followed the division of Raleigh, freeholders in the respective parishes voting in the elections.In Nottoway parish Charles Anderson, Charles Irby, John Nash, Joseph Morton, William Watson, James Atwood, George Walker, Richard Jones, Junior, Abraham Cocke, Henry Ward, Daniel Dejarnet, and William Baldwin were elected; they took the oath of vestrymen May 19, 1749 in Amelia Court.Of the vestrymen, Anderson, Nash, Morton, Atwood, Walker, Dejarnet, and probably Baldwin were residents of the western portion of the parish, which became Prince Edward.
The March, 1754, Court directed the sheriff to summon twenty-four “of the most capable freeholders” of Prince Edwardto serve as a grand jury at the May Court.The first grand Jury consisted of James Atwood, Peter Davis, Samuel Southerland, Richard Childress, William Cambell, Henry Baker, Robert Elliot, James Thaxton, Philemon Holcomb, George Davis, Charles Ritchie, Michael McDearmon, Robert Galispie, James McMackin, and John Owing.Their one indictment was discharged.
Thomas Green John Popham, Junior, William Purnell, William Atwood:between Briery and Bush from Brown’s mill path to the county line.