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Posted by: Susan Hudspeth (ID *****1405) Date: August 11, 2005 at 05:34:05
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Looking for information on Rebecca, possibly a daughter of Thomas TUNSTALL. Rebecca married Benjamin James BRADFORD 16 Jan 1796 in Franklin Co., KY.

Their children were: Thomas Tunstall Bradford, Elizabeth James (my ancestor who m. William Raglan Morton), James Andrew Jackson, John and Benjamin Fielding.

Rebecca and husband, Benjamin James Bradford moved to Nashville, TN, where he was the printer/publisher of "The Clarion" newspaper, and Mayor of Nashville. Rebecca moved back to KY and died, a widow, 31 Jul 1819 in Lexington, Fayette Co., KY. Her obit is as follows:

Died on 31st Mrs. Rebecca Bradford relict of late Benjamin Bradford of Nashville.
Kentucky Reporter
August 4, 1819
p. 3 col. 4

A daughter, Rebecca, is mentioned in the will of Thomas Tunstall of Pittsylvania Co.Will Book 11, pg. 168

IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN, I Thomas TUNSTALL of Pittsylvania County being infirm in Health of Body but of sound mind and memory do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following.

First: I give to my Daughter Rebecca and her heirs for ever one Negro Girl named Delphia and her future increase I will and desire that the Land whereon I now live may be sold by my Exors., as also a Tract of Land in Halifax on Terrible Creek which W. John PHELPS is to make a Title for and after paying my Son Edmund one hundred pounds and my Son John Seventy five pounds to make them equal to my Son William and my daughter Rebecca to whom I have given a Negro each and my Lawful debts the Ballance [sp] I desire may be divided among my Children Edmund, William, John and Rebecca together with my Slaves and other Estate. I appoint Col. John MARKHAM and my Son Thomas Exors. of this my last Will and Testament wholly written with my own hand and Signd and Seald. this thirtieth day of August one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven.


At a Court held by Pittsylvania County the 19th day of May 1788.

The within last Will and testament of Thomas TUNSTALL Denr. deceased was exhibited into Court by John MARKAHM one of the Executors therein named and proved agreeable to Law and Ordered to be recorded and on the Motion of said Executor who made Oath according to Law Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form of Law on giving Security. Whereupon he together with William TODD and Joshua STONE his Securities entered into Bond as the Law directs and acknowledged the same. And leave is reserved the other Executor therein named to join in the probate when he should think fit.

Will Tunstall C P C

E. E. Friend, CLERK.


I, E. E. Friend, Clerk of the Circuit Court for the County of Pittsylvania, in the State of Virginia, the same being a Court of Record, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the last will and testament of T. TUNSTALL, deceased, and order of qualification of ---------

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