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Tudor/Pearson/Justice/Brewer/Wray 1700's
Posted by: Bim Tudor Date: August 27, 2000 at 17:53:43
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My GGGGG grandfather, Robert Tuder, bought 81 acres of farmland in Brunswick Co., VA from William Pearson in 1795. William Pearson and his son, Morris, owned land adjoining my GGGGG grandfather's farm. Morris also served as executor of my GGGGG grandfather's estate in 1827-1828.

The Pearson family had several ties to the Brewer family of Brunswick County, VA. Morris Pearson married Nancy Brewer, daughter or sister of John Brewer, in Brunswick Co., VA on December 22, 1788. Kinshen Brewer married Patty Pearson in Brunswick Co., VA on December 18, 1805. Willie Brewer married Tabitha Pearson in Brunswick Co., VA on December 30, 1816. Littleton Pearson married Sally Brewer in Brunswick County, VA on March 5, 1800 (Morris Pearson and John Brewer were witnesses to this marriage bond).

The Brewer family had ties to the Wray's. John Wray married Martha "Patsy" Brewer, daughter of James and Nancy "Ann" Brewer, in Brunswick Co., VA on January 2, 1801.

My GGGGG grandfather referred in his 1827 will to his daughter, Nancy Justice. Presumably, she married a member of the Justice/Justiss family prior to 1827 and after 1810 (she is listed as still living with my GGGGG grandfather in the 1810 Brunswick Co., VA census). Unfortunately, I have found no record of this marriage. However, a Mark Justice married Nellie Wray, daughter or sister (more likely, sister, given John Wray's marriage to Martha Brewer, above) of John Wray (he was surety for the marriage bond), in Brunswick Co., VA on August 10, 1795 (bond dated July 27, 1795).

My GGGGG grandfather had a son, also named Robert Tudor. I believed he married Martha Wray, born in Brunswick Co., VA in 1787, sometime around 1812. I unfortunately also have been unable to find any record of this marriage. Robert and Martha Wray Tudor subsequently migrated to Patrick Co., VA, where they eventually died in 1843/44 and 1855, respectively.

Ideally, I am trying to track down marriage records for my ancestors, Robert Tuder, Robert Tudor, and Nancy Tudor Justice. I have about run out of leads. Does anyone have any additional info on these families and their relationships?


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