I am wondering if any of you are researching the descendants of Samuel WELDON and Sarah Efford of 1600s James City, VA. I have just found that my 5 g great grandparents were probably SAMUEL BENTLEY d. 1786, Amelia Co, and Mary WELDON. I am trying to figure out who Mary Weldon’s ancestors and family were.
Of relevant interest is the fact that I have been told and documentation upholds that among Samuel Bentley and Mary Weldon’s children are (in no particular order) :
a. PETER EFFORD BENTLEY (wife (1) Martha MARKHAM and (2) Elizabeth GAY)
An LDS listing shows more children, but the Amelia Bentleys tend to get all mixed up. The names above reflect Samuel’s wills and a series of related land transactions in Amelia Co in the 1780s from Samuel Sr. to his sons...John and Samuel are not mentioned in the will.
As a consequence I was quite excited at first when I found the following information on the internet in several places. My Mary Weldon is not here but it says that the only known child of Samuel WELDON 1650-1692 and Sarah EFFORD ??-aft 1704, is a Samuel WELDON who at what looks like age ten marries Elizabeth ALLEN. He appears to be born well after his father is dead—by twenty years.
Here is a nutshell of the information I found several places:
1. Samuel WELDON, born Abt. 1650 in England; died before1692 in VA. In 1682 he married Sarah EFFORD the daughter of Peter EFFORD. Sarah was still alive in 1704.
ONLy child of Samuel WELDON and Sarah EFFORD is:
Children of Samuel WELDON and Elizabeth ALLEN are:
My Mary Weldon would have have to have been born in the time frame covered by these children as her daughter Rachel Bentley was married in 1775.
Any thoughts are much appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
Janet (Baugh) Hunter
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