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Posted by: Laura Lewis (ID *****9809) Date: November 10, 2003 at 14:38:57
In Reply to: Re: HEZAKIAH WILLIAM VIERS b. abt 1830 & POLLY A. BURKE by Lillie Marshall of 245

Hi, Pat

I found a will abstract for William Veirs, died 1811, in Abstracts of Wills, Montgomery County, Maryland, p. 139.

Will was made Jun 25, 1811 (L G f 391), and proved Nov 7, 1811 (L 2 p 280). He mentions, among other children, a son Hezekiah. Too early to be yours, but possibly his father? This Hezekiah seems to have had no children at the time the will was made, because his father's other grandchildren are mentioned:

Wife: Mary - 262 a. dwelling plantation including pt. 'William and Mary' and 'Daniel's Inheritance' and other tracts.

Sons: Levi, John Mason, Hezekiah (he was left a 140 acre plantation 'where he now lives, adjacent John Dyson's'), Solomon, Elijah, William, Edward. Edward had moved to Kentucky, according to the will.

Grandchildren: Daughter Dorothy Hanly's Dyson children (sic), for their mother's part (Note: bequests made in this way imply the mother was deceased); children of Pheby Thomas for their mother's part; William, son of dau. Nancy Clarke; Polly, dau. of son Edward Veirs; Daniel, son of Solomon Veirs; Mary, dau. of son William Veirs

Daughters: Dorothy Hanly (did she marry a Dyson first?), Pheby Thomas, Nancy Clarke, Dorcas Fletchall.

Ex: Son Levi Veirs
Wit: Lawrence Allnutt, William Vinson, James Allnutt

On the same page is an abstract of the will of Daniel Veirs, died 1787. He mentions sons John, Elisha, Nathan (under 21), and daughters Mary, Sarah and Ruth.

Daniel's will was witnessed by William Veirs, Daniel Whelan and Elijah Veirs. No land tracts or daughters' married names are mentioned. Perhaps Daniel was a son of William who died fairly young, or maybe his brother.

Those were the only two Veirs wills I could find in this volume. Other Veirs wills are abstracted in Vol. II, 1826-1875, but none names a Hezekiah.


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