|Posted By:||Betsy French|
|Subject:||Re: Edward Violet and Jemima Thomas|
|Post Date:||February 19, 2005 at 15:42:40|
|Forum:||Fairfax County, VA Genealogy Forum|
The Will of Elinor SANDERS, written 31 Oct 1739, proved 27 Nov 1739, names a daughter Elinor VILETT. Elinor Sr. appointed her son-in-law Edward VILETT as executor, but he "refused the burthen", and Charles GRIFFITH (probably Elinor Sr's brother-in-law, husband of her sister 'Rebecker'
was named in his place.
This Edward VILETT (Violet) may be the father of Edward VIOLET who married Jemima THOMAS and was overseer at George Washington's Muddy Hole Plantation.
Though proof is lacking as yet, I believe that Elinor SANDERS Sr. is "Nellie" DANIEL, widow of Lewis SANDERS/SAUNDERS, a schoolteacher born 1680 in Scotland, came to VA in 1706. Though Elinor Sr. bequeaths personal property, mostly clothing (no land or livestock), to her daughters only, there were at least two sons, Lewis Jr. and Daniel SANDERS/SAUNDERS, who were presumably taken care of in their father's Will.
Melissa Johnson sent me a transcription of Elinor Sr's Will if you're interested in the other daughters.