Re: Abner WEATHERLEY and Mary DOAKS
I am interested in knowing more about this couple. Most of what I find on Abner, says he died anywhere from 1781 to 1818 and that Mary d. 1833.
I find an Abner Weatherly who d. 1834-35 in Rutherford Co., TN with wife named Mary ---?---. I have "listed" her as a Doak and d/o Samuel and America Jane Mitchell, but would love to PROVE this???
The two Abner's may be totally different people? If so, WHO is MY Abner???
I have the will for Mary ( ? ) Weatherly:
"Mary Weatherly Will":
"In the name of God Amen.I Mary Weatherly of the County of Rutherford and the State of Tennessee being in a less state of health but of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament.
I give and bequeath to my step son James M Weatherly my negro woman Ann & her child Mary.Also my silver watch, two silver table spoons and one knife and half my bed stead & furniture
2nd I give and bequeath to my step daughter Frances Weatherly one bureau and half my feather beds and stead & furniture two silver table spoons and three silver tea spoons and one half my wearing clothes.
It is my will that James M Weatherly should be my Executor to put in execution this my last will and testament.Given under my hand & seal this 19th day of April, 1835.
In the presence of
State of Tennessee
Rutherford County Court May Term 1835
The foregoing last will and testament of Mary Weatherly was duly proven by the oath of Cks Charles Ready & Jas Donnell subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered recorded.
Recorded January 12, 1836John R. Laughlin Clerk
Recorded Book 9 Pg 203 Rutherford County, Tennessee"
Mary Doak is Abner Weatherly's second wife. Mary Doak Weatherly refers to James Madison Weatherly as her stepson, in her will written 19th day Apr 1835. The will of Mary Weatherly was proven in Rutherford County, TN County Court May Term 1835. Recorded Jan 12, 1836 Book 9 Pg. 203. James Madison Weatherly born abt. 1806 married Maryann Elizabeth Batey Aug 03, 1837 Rutherford Co., TN. Daughter Nancy Weatherly born about 1808 Wilkes Co., NC married Alexander Hamilton Coffey Aug 02, 1828 Rutherford Co., TN. Daughter Frances Weatherly born March 03, 1817 Rutherford Co., TN died August 08, 1854 Rutherford Co., TN she married William Henry Haliburton Jan 31, 1838 Rutherford Co., TN.
My interest in this Mary Weatherly is the connection to the "Donnell"'s. Jane Donnell, Eden Burr Donnell's mother, was a witness to the will of Mary Weatherly in 1835 in Rutherford Co., TN. (Mary Weatherly was a witness to Eden's will when he died in 1828.) Any help would be MOST Appreciated! Sue