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Johnsons, Pullers, Roberts, Randle, Wilson, Bozzell, McMullen
Posted by: Tosca Simms (ID *****9452) Date: December 07, 2002 at 18:42:07
  of 1800

In a Chancery case #M7050 in Leesburg, Loudoun Co, there is a request by the older Puller children (Joseph Puller, James Puller, and Susannah Puller wife of Walter Bozzle,) to include as heirs the infant children Elizabeth Puller and Samuel Puller in the Bill, as well as a request that the inherited land, since it would bring to each heir (and there are many more) a share of land valued at less than one hundred dollars, be sold and the proceeds divided among the heirs.
This is where it gets confusing.
Hannah Puller, their Mother, died intestate. She was the wife of Joseph Puller. She was also the half sister of James Johnson. James Johnson died intestate and left approx 128 acres (104 acres and 2 roods.) This was to be divided 15 ways and I am not certain I can list the fifteen divisions. But the Puller children were to get an half share of the 1/15th, and then it would be divided between then, each getting 1/5 share of that half share.
The others listed in the papers that make it confusing are Jane Johnson, Elizabeth McMullen, Henry Roberts and Phoebe his wife, John Wilson and Sarah his wife, Elizabeth Johnson, Jane Johnson (the younger), James Johnson ( these last three being the children of John Johnson dec'd and infants under age and ___by John Wilson their next friend,) William Randle and Rachel his wife (also a child of John Johnson dec'd.)
Then Casper Johnson gets included as Guardian ad litem of Elizabeth and Samuel Puller.
On another page it states that James Johnson died and 2/15 of his land went to his Mother Jane Johnson, and she died intestate, her shares of land descending to Jane J., Elizabeth McM., Henry and Phoebe R., John & Sarah W., and the children of John J., dec'd (Elizabeth J., Jane J. the younger, James, and Rachel R.) as I have listed above, asking that Casper J. also be included. I didn't type out each of their last names.
Have you gotten confused? It places a Walter Bozzell in Loudoun Co in 1817-1818 and shows his marriage to Susannah Puller. The same is true for Phoebe Johnson and Henry Roberts, Elizabeth Johnson must have married a McMullen, Sarah Johnson and John Wilson, Rachel Johnson and William Randle
At least you can make out some other relationships, I think! And, you can always request copies of the Chancery Case from the Courthouse and figure it out yourselves. This is only my interpretation of all of the scribbled papers.

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