Re: Sally: dau of Lunsford or Samuel LANDRUM???
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Sally: dau of Lunsford or Samuel LANDRUM???
Tania Patrick 1/02/06
Please see the Landrum Genforum message # 1849 for a concise summary of the evidence concerning the referenced group of people.
Those mentioned in Samuel Landrum’s will are, in fact, his siblings.I realize that in his will, he refers to them as his ‘brothers’ – but as the following documents show, reference to his sisters mentioned therein is a simple omission.His will also makes reference to his Uncle William Ellis, and names him as executor.
First, consider William Akin’s will (mentioned in # 1849), and the daughters he mentions – Betty Ellis, Sally Landrum and Mary Beasbitch.
Second, there is William Ellis Revolutionary War pension application (W-7092).Included in testimony presented is that of Mary Beach (Beasbitch, in Akin’s will).Mary said that her sister Elizabeth (Betty) Akin of Chesterfield County married William Ellis in 1782, and afterward moved to Lunenburg County where she has since lived.
The evidence above is consistent with William Ellis being Samuel’s uncle.This, of course, means that the Sally Landrum mentioned in William Akin’s will is Samuel’s mother.This shows, therefore, that those listed in Samuel Landrum’s will are his siblings, and not his children.
A guardian is simply someone who either judicially or by agreement, is empowered to act for another who, generally, lacks the legal standing to act for themselves.A ‘next friend’ generally performs the same function, but is not a legal guardian.Absent further data, in this context, there is no conclusion to be drawn concerning whether or not Lunsford is alive.