In your book, do you have a listing for ANY with the surname of Orchard? There are variant spellings including Urquhart, Urcher(t), and Orcher(t). In particular I am looking for information on James Orchard who lived in Bedford from at least 1757-1782 and for a time was even a Constable of the county. His wife was Eleanor (no maiden name known at this point).
The children of James that we know of are John, William, possibly a James, Alexander, Margaret and possibly a Mary Ellender.
We have not been able to find any marriage of James but looks like the children were possibley all born in Bedford Co, VA. We also cannot find a will for him anywhere. He ended up in Lincoln Co, VA which later became Madison Co, KY. However, he must have died not long after going there. We thought maybe his will would have still been in Bedford.
ALSO, there is a power of attorney that my ancestor William Orchard signed giving Henry Jeter power to sell land in Caswell Co, NC. Evidently he either bought this land from a Magdalene Harriss (she inherited it from Thomas Harriss) or inherited from her. Can you check to see what Harriss wills are in Bedford? I can't seem to find one for a Thomas Harriss nor any listings for a Magdalene Harriss.
I appreciate you time and effort. Thank you.
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