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Martha Gaddy born about 1745
Posted by: T Strickland (ID *****7911) Date: October 05, 2008 at 09:47:18
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I am looking for a Martha Gaddy, probably born around 1745,
Martha "MAY" have been a daughter of Thomas Gaddy and Lucy.

A Thomas Gaddy can be found on an estate record as follows:

An estate record of Isaac Nicols died before 2 Jan., 1782, Anson County, NC. No children named. Inventory made by Honor (her X mark) Nichols, relationship not stated. Names on the estate sale: William Boggan, James Little, James Gordon, Thomas Gaddy, Abram Stricklin, Thomas Creel, Stewart, John Moore, and Frederick Gordon. Anson County Wills & Estates, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC.

I am not sure though which Thomas Gaddy this might be and would like information on Thomas Gaddy, wife Lucy. Since Thomas,Sr. died around 1787 per his will, then the reference above in 1782 in Anson County might be Thomas,Sr.
Anson County formed from Bladen and Bladen formed from Edgecombe County.

Additional information I have found that was posted on various websites is from other researchers:

Thomas Gaddy (born 1720) and his wife Lucy moved from Brunswick County, VA in 1760 and it is believed that they settled in Halifax County. Thomas was born in 1720 in New Kent Va. He had two children when he arrived in Halifax, one being Thomas Gaddy, Jr., and six more were born there. Wife was Lucy but last name is unknown.
Thomas, Srís Will:
On July 28, 1787 in Edgecombe County, NC the elder Thomas Gaddy wrote his will naming wife Lucie, son Thomas, daughters: Elizabeth Jolley, Drusliah Cooper, Lucie Brown, Alley Ward, Frances Gaddy, Jerriah Gaddy, and Merrian Gaddy, A son Ithamar was also named.
A James Gaddy was in some of the deeds with Richard Braswell, father of Ann Braswell.

Thomas Gaddy, Jr. was reported to have married 3 times and was said to have had 11 children His will lists a Millison as his wife. On January 22, 1773 he was granted one hundred acres in Anson County. He served with the revolutionary army from march76 to sept78. He served with Capt. Ben Colemenís Company, 2nd North Carolina battalion and the 5th North Carolina regiment, Darnellsí company.

I see in his Will that Thomas, Sr, wife Lucy, listed a Merrian in his will but don't know who this Merrian was or if she also went by the name Martha.

Please, Any information would be helpful.
Thank you kindly,
TS


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