Household 11 - John Lilliston's heirs by Gail M. Walczyk
JOHN LILLISTON'S HEIRS

HOUSEHOLD 11

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John Lilliston, was the natural born son of Elijah Lilliston (Nottingham, p. 389, District Orders 255), was born circa 1753. John died before 1796.

He married Sarah, circa 1776. Sarah, was born circa 1760. Her maiden name is unknown. On 31 October the Orphans Accounts for John, William, Anne, Tabitha and Elijah Lilliston were returned into court by their guardian Thomas Custis (Walczyk Orphans, pp. 32, 33). SEE: Court Documents Orphans' Accounts for John, William, Tabitha, Anne, & Elijah Liliston

John Lilliston was called John West alias John Lilliston in the will of his father (Nottingham, p. 389). The text reads:

LILLISTON, ELIJAH - 9 Jan. 1791 - 26 Jan. 1791 - To Charles West about 4 acres adjcent the land the said West bought of Riley Middleton. Wife Elizabeth to have use of whole estate during her life & then I set all my negroes free, & my land to the children of John West, alias Lilliston, who is called John Lilliston, to be divided between them "I not knowing their names". Bal. of estate to be sold & after payment of debts to be divided between my friends John Custis (Seaside) & Charles West. John Custis (Seaside) & Charles West Exrs. Witt: Thomas Hickman, Sr., George White, Kelly Lewis.
On 8 January 1796 in Accomack Co., VA, St. George Parish District 17, the boundaries of the lands of John Lilliston were processioned (Walczyk Processions p. 15). Levin White was present. The text in part reads:
17th From the head of Hunting Creek Branch to the line of the Parish and up to the Court House road. Henry Custis, Johannis Watson & Thos Hickman Processioners. . . John Lilliston's heirs & John Dix. Lines between John Lillaston's heirs & Levin White. Lines between John Lillaston's heirs & Benjamin Prewit, Daniel Melson, Benjn Prewit & John Dix present. Lines between Smith Melson & Thomas Bayly. Lines between Smith Melson & Daniel Melson. Lines between Smith Melson & William Turner, Levin White, Jacob Wright & Benjn Prewit present.
John Lilliston was named in the deed on 6 April 1803 in Accomack Co., VA in which Elijah Lilliston purchased from Ann Lilliston (District Court Wills & Deeds, pp. 255, 256). SEE: Court Documents Deed from Ann Lilleston to Elijah Lilliston

John Lilliston was named in the deed on 3 September 1803 in Accomack Co., VA in which Elijah Lilliston purchased from Tabitha W. Lilliston (District Court Wills & Deeds, pp. 292, 293). SEE: Court Documents Deed from Tabitha Lilleston to Elijah Lilliston

John Lilliston and Sarah, Mrs. John Lilliston had the following children:

i. John Lilliston was born circa 1777. He married Bridget Lilliston, daughter of Tully Lilliston, on 11 July 1809 (Turman Marriages, 170). Bridget was born circa 1789. Bridget and her children were named in her father, Tully Lilliston's will 8 June 1823 / 25 August 1823 (Miles & Miles, p. 335, 336). An abstract of his will reads:
LILLASTON, TULLY (farmer) 8 June 1823 / 25 August 1823 - Friend Thomas M Bayly extr. & if he cannot act, then my son Edmund Lilliston. To grandson Thomas B. Lilliston land which I purchased of John Cropper containing a house & at the death of Thomas B. Lilliston to his oldest son & if no son then to my son Edmund Lilliston. Also to grandson Thomas B. Lilliston my Negro man Frank in the same manner & ... To granddaughter Peggy Lilliston Read my Negro girl Mary and at Peggy's death Mary & her increase to her heirs & if Peggy should die under age 18 with no issue then to my son Edmund Lilliston. To children of my decd daughter Bridget Lilliston as they arrive to age 21. £ 5 each to be paid by my son Edmund Lilliston. The land I purchased of Higgins & McCollom to be sold. To son Edmund Lilliston all the other land, being the plantation where I now live & at his death to his sons Thomas B. Lilliston, Edmund Lilliston, Tully Lilliston & Samuel Lilliston. To son Edmund Lilliston all my slaves, male and female & their increase & at his death to all his children. My man slave Moses to have the month of May free to himself for the purpose of keeping clear my graveyard. Remainder to my son Edmund Lilliston. Witt: Samuel Walston, William D. Outten, Eliza W. Cropper & Michael Higgins. Prob: Walter D. Bayne, & Levi Dix securities.
On 31 October 1798 the orphan's account of John Lilliston was recorded by his guardian Thomas Custis (Walczyk Orphans pp. 32, 33).

He moved to Kentucky before 20 January 1829 (Miles, & Miles, p. 334). John Lilliston and Bridget Lilliston had the following: Elijah H. Lilliston (334). was born circa 1811 and other children (335, 336)

ii. William Lilliston was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1779. On 31 October 1798 his orphan's account was recorded by his guardian an Thomas Custis (Walczyk Orphans, 32, 33).

iii. Elijah Lilliston, was born circa 1781. Elijah died before 26 July 1830 (Miles & Miles, p. 334). He married twice. He married Ann Savage, daughter of Richard Savage on 5 December 1816 in Accomack Co., VA (Turman Marriages, p. 170). The text reads: Lilliston, Elijah of John / Ann Savage of Richard - 5 December 1816. Michael Higgins security.

He married Ann F. "Nancy" Welch of William on 8 October 1821 in Accomack Co., VA (Turman Marriages, p. 170). The text reads: Lilliston, Elijah / Ann Welch, of William decd. - 8 October 1821. John Leatherbury security.

Ann was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1800. Ann was the daughter of William Welch and Elizabeth Riley.(Nottingham Land Causes pp 78, 143). She married Levin Chambers on 17 May 1831 in Accomack Co., VA (Turman Marriages, p. 54). The text reads: Chambers, Levin / Ann F. Lilliston (widow of Elijah) 17 May 1831. Edward Chandler security.

Ann F. "Nancy" Welch was the defendant in a court case on 4 May 1813 in Accomack Co., VA (Nottingham, Stratton, Land Causes, p. 78).The test reads:
Toby Tryright, lessee of Bezelel Watson, William Crowson & Polly his wife, Susy W., George & Betty Martin vs - Ejectment Proceedings.
Ann Welch, Elizabeth Welch, Margaret R. Welch, William Welch & Sarah Welch, infant children of Elizabeth Welch by Raymond Riley, their guardian, Elizabeth Young, infant child of Thomas Young, John Riley & Susannah, his wife, Euphemia Finney, Henry Parker, William Parker, Levi Rodgers & Euphima, his wife, Jesse Dickerson, Susannah Dickerson, James White, William Ewell, Raymond Riley, Dennis Clayton & Susannah, his wife, Elijah Boggs & Nancy his wife. That Matthew Fletcher was seized in fee of and in the premises in the declaration mentioned, and being so thereof seized on the 22 Jan. 1750, made his last will and testament, to-wit: (abstract) To Bezelel Watson 125 acres of land adjoining Harrison's land; to my brother in law Daniel Watson 125 acres of land adjoining upon Robert Keath's land; Brother in law Bezelel Watson & Littleton Scarburgh Major Ex'rs. That Daniel Watson, one of the devisees in said will mentioned, departed this life on the __ day of Oct. 1811, intestate, leaving the lessors of the plaintiff his only children and heirs at law; that the present defendants are the tenants in possession and heirs at law to the said Matthew Fletcher, and that they entered upon and became seized of the premises upon the death of the said Daniel Watson. 4 May 1813.
Ann F. "Nancy" Welch was the plaintiff in a court case on 27 October 1823 in Accomack Co., VA (Nottingham, Land Causes, p 141). The text reads:
Lilliston & wife
vs - Partition Suit.
Bell &c.
That a certain William Welch late of this county departed this life intestate on the __day of Apr. 1811, leaving five children, viz: your oratrixes Nancy, now wife of Elijah Lilliston and Elizabeth Welch, and Margaret, now the wife of George Bell, and William Welch and Sally Welch; that the said William Welch at the time of his death was seized in fee simple of a tract of land situate in the White Marsh containing 200 acres, which land on the death of said William Welch descended to all of his aforesaid children, &c.
Ann F. "Nancy" Welch was the plaintiff in a court case on 2 April 1824 in Accomack Co., VA (Nottingham, Land Causes, p 143). The text in part reads:
Lilliston & wife &c.
Suit for sale and division.
vs White.

That Levin White late of this county departed this life on or about the year 1794 seized of 43 acres of land, leaving William White, Elijah, Nancy, John, Henry, Catherine & Betsy his children, so that upon his death, the said children are equally entitled as his heirs to the said 43 acres of land; that Betsy White died in or about the year 1798 under the age of 21 years, without issue, leaving her aforesaid brothers and sisters, her mother Bridget White and her half brother William Welch to whom her undivided part of the said land descended; that John White died on or about the year 1811 leaving as his next of kin his mother Bridget White and his aforesaid brothers and sisters and his half brother William Welch to whom his interest in said land descended; that Nancy White died in 1818, leaving an only child Napoleon White to whom her undivided share in said land descended; that Elijah White died in 1819 leaving issue John his only child to whom his share of said land descended; that Catherine White died in 1819 without issue leaving her mother Bridget White, her brother Henry White, Levin, Daniel, William, Betsy, George, Elijah, Hanna & Sally White, children of William White who died in the year 1815, Napoleon White, the child of Nancy White, John the child of Elijah White, Betsy, Nancy, Margaret, William and Sally Welch, children of William Welch who died in the year 18__, the said Nancy Welch being now the wife of your orator Elijah Lilliston, and the said Margaret being now the wife of your orator George Bell; that Henry White died in the year 18__ leaving his only children, to-wit: Adeline & Bridget White; that William White, Jr., son of William, Sr., died in the year 1818 under age and without issue leaving his brothers and sisters, Levin, Daniel, Betsy, George, Elijah, Hanna & Sally White; that Daniel died in the year 1821 of full age, leaving his mother Sarah and his aforesaid brothers and sisters as his next of kin and heirs at law; that by deed dated __ Nancy and John White conveyed their right in said land to Bridget White; that on the __ day of __ William White conveyed his interest in said land to Bridget White, and that Henry White by deed dated __ conveyed all his interest in said land to Elijah A. White, so that your orators and oratrixes and the said Napoleon White, son of Nancy White, dec., John White, son of Elijah White, dec., Adaline White & Bridget White, children of Henry White, dec., Betsy Welch, William Welch and Sally Welch, children of William Welch, dec., original parties to this suit, and Sarah the mother of Daniel White, Levin White, Betsy, George, Elijah, Hanna and Sally White, brothers and sisters of Daniel White, and Anne Kellam, daughter of Zorobabel, who are permitted by the court as parties to this suit, are entitled to have division of said land &c.
On 31 October 1798 the orphan's account of Elijah Lilliston was recorded by his guardian Thomas Custis (Walczyk Orphans pp. 32, 33).

On 26 April 1803 in Accomack Co., VA Elijah purchased land from Ann Lilliston (District Court Orders, pp. 255, 256). SEE: Court Documents Deed from Ann Lilleston to Elijah Lilliston. The deed reads in part:
. . . Between Ann Lilliston (Daughter of John) of Accomack County in the State of Virginia of the one part and Elijah Lilliston of the same place of the other part. . . . one fifth part of a certain tract of land which was devised to the said Ann Lilliston by her Grand father Elijah Lilliston deceased containing by estimation Fifty three Acres be the same more or less and being in the County of Accomack and Parish of Accomack and bounded as follows to wit by the lands of Levin Whites heirs, John Pruit, Benjamin Pruit, William Middleton, Thomas Hickman & John Dix . . .
On 3 September 1803 in Accomack Co., VA Elijah from Tabitha W. Lilliston (District Court Orders, pp. 292, 293). SEE: Court Documents Deed from Tabitha Lilleston to Elijah Lilliston. The deed reads in part:
Tabitha Lilliston Daughter of John of Accomack county in the State of Virginia of the one part and Elijah Lilliston of the same place . . . which was devised to the said Tabitha by her Grand Father Elijah Lilliston deceased containing by estimation Fifty acres be the same more or less lying and being in the County of Accomack and Parish of Accomack and bounded as follows to wit by the lands of Levin White's heirs, John Pruet, Benjamin Pruit, William Middleton Thomas Hickman and John Dix . . .
For an earlier survey of this land taken on 4 February 1788, SEE: Court Documents White Survey 1788.

In 1807 Elijah Lilliston sold 28 acres of land to Thomas Hickman, stating that he had sold the other half to John Cropper (Whitelaw, p. 1080). NOTE: Whitelaw skipped a generation between Elijah Lilliston who died in 1791 and this Elijah Lilliston.

Elijah made a will on 20 January 1829 in Accomack Co., VA. It was probated (Miles & Miles Wills p. 334). The text reads:
LILLISTON, ELIJAH 20 January 1829 - 26 July 1830 - Wife Ann to direct which part of my estate is to be sold to pay debts. The remainder to my wife Ann until my son John William Lilliston arrives at 21. But in case of his death or marriage before he attains that age, my property to be divided according to law. In case my wife should be alive & unmarried when my said son attains lawful age, my property should be divided according to law among my wife & children. If said son dies before age 21, my books to my nephew Elijah H. Lilliston, son of my brother John of the state of Kentucky. Wife Ann Extr. witt: Levins S. Joynes, Custis W. Kellam, Smith Warrington & Napoleon White. Prob: Wife Ann relinquished her right to Lewis S. Snead with John Arlington & Charles S. Snead securities.
Elijah Lilliston and Ann F. "Nancy" Welch had John William Lilliston circa 1823 and other children who were born between 1823 - 1829.

iii. Ann Lilliston was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1783. She was the daughter of John Lilliston, Sarah his wife and the granddaughter of Elijah Lilliston (Nottingham, p. 389, District Orders 255). On 31 October 1798 her orphan's account was recorded by her guardian Thomas Custis (Walczyk Orphans, pp. 32, 33).

On 26 April 1803 in Accomack Co., VA Elijah Lilliston purchased land from Ann Lilliston (District Court Orders, pp. 255, 256).

iv. Tabitha W. Lilliston was born circa 1785. She married Jesse Hickman on 30 March 1809 in Accomack Co., VA (Turman Marriages p. 128). Jesse was the son of John and Peggy Hickman (Nottingham, Stratton, Land Causes, p. 118). He was born circa 1780. The text reads: Hickman, Jesse / Tabitha W. Lilliston 30 March 1809. John Lamden security.

Jesse was the defendant in a court case on 31 May 1815 in Accomack Co., VA (118). The text reads:
That a certain John Hickman the elder late of this county, in his lifetime being seized in fee of a certain tract of land situate on Metompkin, containing 80 acres, made and published his last will & testament, and afterwards departed this life, viz: on the ____ day of ____ 1813, having devised the said plantation to his widow Peggy during her natural life and after her death to his son John Hickman in fee simple upon his paying his brothers & sisters certain sums; that the said John Hickman the younger departed this life at the same time with his father, John Hickman the elder, both of them being knocked overboard at the same time and drowned in a Gale of wind in the Delaware Bay, the said John Hickman the younger being at that time an infant under the age of 21 years, and leaving neither a widow nor children; that your orators are advised that by the laws of the Commonwealth the aforesaid plantation descended to all the children of the said John Hickman the elder, who were also brothers & sisters of the whole blood to said John Hickman the younger, viz: Jesse, George, Nancy, Peggy, Ayres & Maria Hickman, subject to the life estate of the said Peggy Hickman, the widow; that on the ____ day of ____ the said Jesse Hickman conveyed to your orator James Watson all his interest in said land; that the said Peggy Hickman, widow of the said John Hickman the elder, departed this life on the ____ day of Apr. 1815 &c. 31 May 1815
On 31 October 1798 the orphan's account of Tabitha Lilliston was recorded by her guardian Thomas Custis. (Walczyk Orphans, pp. 32, 33).

On 3 September 1803 in Accomack Co., VA Elijah Lilliston purchased land from Tabitha W. Lilliston (District Court Orders, pp. 292, 293).


Sources:

_____. Accomack County Virginia District Court Wills & Deeds 1800-1806.

Miles, Barry W., and Miles Moody K. III. Accomack Co. Va, Wills & Administrations 1800-1860. Bowie MD: Heritage Books Inc. 2000.

Nottingham, Stratton. Wills and Administrations of Accomack County, Virginia 1663-1800. Bowie MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1990.

Walczyk, Gail M. Accomack County Orphans Accounts 1793-1798. Coram NY: Peter's Row, 2000.

Walczyk, Gail M. Accomack County Processioners Returns 1797-1816. Coram NY: Peter's Row, 2004.

Whitelaw, Ralph T. Virginia's Eastern Shore A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties, Two Volumes. Gloucester MA: Peter Smith.

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