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Re: Samuel Nesmith of Williamsburg District, SC ca 1700s.
Posted by: Betty Clay (ID *****7449) Date: July 15, 2003 at 20:17:37
In Reply to: Samuel Nesmith of Williamsburg District, SC ca 1700s. by Bobby Boyd of 495


We've talked before, haven't we? Still in the music business?

Now - some of this Nesmith information gets a bit garbled with the telling. If you will read the actual will of Samuel Nesmith, it does not cut Sarah off from his will. It does leave her portion to be managed by her brother during the lifetime of John Brockinton, and then to be given into her control. It was Boddie's HISTORY OF OLD WILLIAMSBURG that said she was cut off with but a peppercorn to her share, and that just doesn't match with the actual records.

Did you know that the Arkansas State Archives has the actual (not copied into the court house records by some clerk) will of Samuel Brockinton. They brought it out for me to copy the last time I was there - several years ago now. It has a codicil at the end, written and signed by Samuel. The handwriting between the original will and the codicil had changed greatly, obviously due to illness or weakness, for the original signature is firm and smooth, and the codicil is shaky. If you don't have it, I think you'd like a copy.

You might remember that my grandmother was Amanda Brockinton, daughter of J. S. Brockinton and Melissa Brown of Faulkner County, and he was a sister of Josephine Louisa Brockinton Boyd.

Did you ever find that photograph of Samuel T and Eliza Elmirah Brockinton? Do you have the records that prove Eliza Elmirah to be the daughter of John and Elizabeth Conyers Arnette, and the granddaughter of Straughan Conyers? He was a Rev. soldier, too.

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