States: Virginia: Charles City
Thomas COWLES left will in Charles City Co., VA, 1770. He names children as Thomas, John,and William Marston Cowles, daughter Martha Stith, wife of William Stith,daughter Mary Broadnax, wife of William Broadnax, and names , among others, friends William Clayton of New Kent and Bartholomew Dandridge. He speaks of land in Amelia, and James City. I am researching a Coles line of Nansemond Co., VA. Does anyone know of a connection to this stated family?John Coles was in Nansemond Co., VA by 1775. I have seen a book mentioned regarding this family, but there seems to be heavy emphasis on the MA group. The above family also was Coal, Coles . Any help regarding this family will be appreciated. Arlina.