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From: "Linda Reno" <>
Subject: RE: [MDSTMARY-L] RE: QUESTIONS
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 21:42:44 -0500
Not sure where you got the information that Sarah Fielding was the daughter
of Ambrose Fielding, but the dates won't work. Ambrose Fielding d. 1675
would not have been fathering a daughter in 1705.
The administration accounts of Robert Cooke would indicate there were only
the two children and that Sarah had married second, Robert Melton.
8/4/1731: Admin. accts. of Richard (sic) Cooke, SMC. Distribution to:
widow, 1/3. Residue to: John Cooke, Alexander Cooke. Admx: Sarah Melton,
wife of Richard Melton.
Alexander Cooke died in 1807. His will was made in February and was
probated in April of that year.
John Holt's children are named in his will:
Will of John Hoult, SMC 9/11/1751-11/1/1751. Sons: Raphael and John, the
land I now live on. Children: Raphael, John, Susanna, Mary, Sarah, Robert,
and Matthew Hoult and the child my wife now goes with, my personal estate
equally divided. Exec: Wife, Lucretia. Wit: Justinian Jordan, Ignatius
Wheeler, Jr., John Williams.
The unborn child named in the will was Aaron Holt, b. shortly after his
I agree that Lucretia was a Hoskins, sister of Aaron Hoskins and daughter of
John Hoskins and Ursula Phippard.
Administration accounts of John Holt, 12/23/1751 and 3/4/1752; appraisers
were Samuel Briscoe and William Brackenbury; Next of kin: John Haskins, Sr.
and Aaron Haskins. Exec: Wife, Lucretia. (Skinner).
I have only one child for Samuel Jordan and Lucretia Hoskins--that's Samuel.
Will of Lucretia Jordan, SMC 7/18/1769-8/12/1769. Children: Sarah
Stevenson; younger son, Samuel Jordan; John, Robert, and Matthew Holt.
Exec: John, Robert, and Matthew Holt. Wit: Major Sweeney, Elizabeth
I have the children of Briscoe Davis and wife, Mary as: John Briscoe, b.
1738 and d. by 2/21/1774; Mary Ann*; Rachel*; Hezekiah, b. 1744 and living
1769; Philip, b. 1747 and living 1769; George, who d. 1806 and who m.
Susanna Lyon (my ancestors); Sophur (male), b. 1749*; Forrest, b. 1753 who
was living in Montgomery Co., MD in 1790; and Lawson, who was living as late
as 1774. *These names provided to me many years ago by a gentleman named
Jefferson Davis from Arizona (deceased). In 1769, Hezekiah, Philip, and
John shared a pew at All Faith. Lawson Briscoe was administrator of the
estate of his brother, John Briscoe Davis in 1774.
The only other piece of information I have is that George Davis was a minor
in 1760 and was under the guardianship of Lawrence White. He had a piece of
property called "Canoe Neck", 100 ac. The 1794 assessment records show
George Davis owning "Canoe Neck", 200 ac. and he deeded "Canoe Neck", 100
ac. to James Suit and made a reverse deed the same day, 12/4/1804.
There is some suggestion that most of the children of Briscoe Davis moved to
North Carolina. Perhaps Mary, widow of Briscoe m. second, Lawrence White.
Then we have Thomas Davis, supposedly b. in SMC in 1703 and d. 1790 in
Craven Co., NC who married Mary White, dau. of Robert White, also of SMC.
Children of Thomas Davis and Mary White: Briscoe, Lawson, Henry, Rachel,
Nancy, Susanna, and John. This was all provided by Jefferson Davis and I
have not confirmed it myself.
George Davis (son of Briscoe and Mary) who m. Susanna Lyon (dau. of John
Lyon and Lydia Wood--Lydia Wood being a half sister of Briscoe Davis--she
was the daughter of Ann Briscoe and her second husband, Samuel Wood) named
his children: Philip, George, Thomas, Richard, Lydia, Lawson, Judith, Mary,
John Briscoe, Rebecca, and Dorcas.
My records do not show that John Davis who married Ann Reeder as being a son
of John Davis and Ann Briscoe. From my notes:
Colonial Settlers of St. Clement's Bay by Mary Louise Donnelly states that
the John Davis who married Ann Reeder was the son of John Davis and Ann
Briscoe--he was not. The John Davis who married Ann Reeder died in 1734.
John Davis, son of John Davis and Ann Briscoe was living in 1740 when he was
named in the will of his brother George Davis.
John Davis (Davie) named his children in his will:
Will of John Davie, SMC, 12/21/1733-3/6/1733-4. To dau. Martha, sd. to be
in Virginia, 5 s. on condition she comes in person to claim it. To William
Elliott and Thomas Notley Goldsmith, who married daus. Elizabeth and Ann, 1
s. each. To son Adlard, 5 s. To grandson John Elliott, 1/6 of personal
estate after wife's decease, on condition he does not leave testator or wife
before of age at 21 yrs. To John Murphey and dau. Elinor, his wife, and
their hrs., part of dwelling plantation (for desc. see will) during life of
sd. dau., at her decease to her son Thomas Truman Murphey and hrs. To wife
Ann, extx., use of personal estate during widowhood. Should she marry her
thirds; residue to be divided between the persons hereafter named, but if
wife should die a widow residue of personal estate after her decease to be
divided between child. Elinor, Violetta, Arabela, Rebecca and Sarah and
grandchild John Elliot, dau. Sarah to have first cholce if she be living.
Test: William Shelley, James Edwards, James Wood. 20. 900.
Admin. accts. of John Davie 5/24/1734 and 6/7/1734; appraisers were Charles
Somerset Smith and Lawrence Lant; next of kin was Elias Smith (son-in-law)
and Joseph Kine (son-in-law); Exec., Ann Davie (Skinner).
Ann Davis m. Thomas Notley Goldsmith.
Violetta Davis m. Elias Smith of Charles Co.
Martha Davis m. White or Wright. 9/13/1735: The admin. accts. of John Davie
show a payment to Martha Wright.
Eleanor Davis m. John Murphy, Jr.
Elizabeth Davis m. William Elliott.
Rebecca Davis m. Thomas Wilson.
Arabella Davis. No record after 1733.
Sarah Davis m. John Sheredine.
5/9/1744: Admin. accts. of John Davie, SMC. Payments to (among others):
Adlard Davie assigned to Philp Key, Notley Goldsmith, Martha Weight. Adm:
Thomas Wilson, admin. of Ann Davie, admx. of deceased).
From: Dobricky, John [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 3:26 PM
Subject: [MDSTMARY-L] RE: QUESTIONS
Hi guys. I'm back. I know it's best to stick to topic but, after we figure
this one out, can I ask a couple of questions? Esoteric but things I've
been stumped about.
>From researching in the archives of this venerable institution?
(site?archives?message board?), I am elft with some unanswered questions:
QUESTION ONE:Does anyone have a complete (well, fairly anyway) list of the
children of ROBERT COOKE (b. circa 1700 in Scotland)and SARA FIELDING (b.
circa 1705 (Devonshire, England?--daughter of AMBROSE FIELDING (d. 1675))?
The children I have are:
1) ALEXANDER COOKE (b. 1728 in Chaptico, SMC, and d. after 4/14/1807);
2) JOHN COOKE (b. 3/28/1726 in Chaptico, SMC, and d. circa 1775 in Fauquier
Specifically, does anyone think this couple had additional
QUESTION TWO: Does anyone have a list of the children of LUCRETIA _______
(d. after 1765) and JOHN HOLT? JOHN HOLT was Lucretia's FIRST husband. She
married (2) SAMUEL JORDAN (b. bef. 1716 and d. bef. 2/25/1762 in SMC--son of
THOMAS JORDAN and ELIZABETH GOLDSMITH).
FOR THAT MATTER, DOES ANYONE HAVE A LIST OF THE CHILDREN OF SAMUEL JORDAN
AND LUCRETIA _____ HOLT?
By the way, I feel certain that we will one day find proof that LUCRETIA
______ HOLT JORDAN was, in fact, born LUCRETIA HOSKINS. My reason for
thinking is that, when ROBERT HOSKINS died in 1765, one of the NOK on his
estate inventory was "LUCRETIA JORDAN."
QUESTION TWO: Can anyone furnish me with an accurate (or even inaccurate)
list of the children of BRISCOE DAVIS (d. 1757--son of JOHN DAVIS and ANN
BRISCOE) and MARY _____? I only have one son, GEORGE DAVIS (who married
SUSANNA LYON) listed. Were there other children and what happened to them?
QUESTION THREE: Agian, the DAVIS family. Does anyone have a list of the
children of JOHN DAVIS (d. 1733/34--son of JOHN DAVIS and ANN BRISCOE)and
ANN REEDER (daughter of BENJAMIN REEDER and ELIZABETH ATTAWAY)? I currently
have a ridiculously long list that I don't trust. Specifically, does anyone
know who VIOLETTA DAVIS, ARABELLA DAVIS, and SARA DAVIS marry (I think they
were daughters of this couple--but would like to know what happened to them
even if they were not.)
Anyway, sorry to digress. I did not give references because all of this
information came from the archives of this website and references are
already included in the archival messages.
I'd really appreciate any thoughts. Thanks! John D.
From: Linda Reno [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 11:48 AM
Subject: RE: [MDSTMARY-L] William Oard
Thanks for the additional information Michelle. Do you have a date of death
From: Michelle Wisniewski [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 11:23 AM
Subject: [MDSTMARY-L] William Oard
The William Oard [Aud] that married Eleanor Goodrum is believed to be the
same William Oard that was born in 1754 in Charles County, MD. This William
fought for 3 months as a private in Capt. Garret Bond's CO., Col. Jeremiah
Jourdain's MD Regiment. In June 1776 he was drafted as a "militiaman under
William Walters Captain for the term of six months, his previous services
and hardships rendered him unfit by occasional indisposition for this tour
of service, and he hired John Turner as a substitute to serve said tour who
was accepted by the officers and performed the services." He then enlisted
in 1780 for 2 mos. in Capt. John Sandford's CO., Col. Blackburn's and Col.
Tripp's Virginia Regt. Since he was "living in the county of St Mary's in
the state of Maryland when he was first called into the service", it is
presumed that is where he met and married Eleanor Goodrum. At the "close of
the war he was living in VA."
Between 1803 - 1814 he lived in Washington County, KY and thereafter lived
in Clark and Park Countied in IN. He died and is buried in Park County, IN
but is the only Oard listed in the cemetery where he is buried. The above
highlighted text is taken from his pension records. There is no mention of
his wife in these records so she would have been deceased prior to May 11,
1833. We have not been able to locate where she is buried.
Michelle Ord Wisniewski
There was another William Aud who died in 1773 who also had a wife named
Eleanor, but he's a different William Aud otherwise Mary (Lee) Goodrum would
have referred to her daughter as Eleanor Ord, widow or as Eleanor Ord, widow
of William Ord.
I don't know if William Aud and Eleanor Goodrum left here or not. There was
a William Aud who was living as late as 1820, but I don't think he's the