76. Robert Woodson, born 1708 in Unknown; died 1750 in Goochland County, Virginia. He was the son of 152. Benjamin Woodson and 153. Sarah Porter. He married 77. Rebecca Pryor Abt. 1720 in Unknown.
77. Rebecca Pryor, born 1698 in Unknown; died Unknown in Unknown. She was the daughter of 154. John Pryor and 155. Mary New.
Notes for Robert Woodson:
2. Robert WOODSON
D. 1750, Goochland, VA
M. Rebecca PRYOR
Their children incl.:
1. Elizabeth WOODSON (M. Shadrack MIMS (Goochland, VA-1777, Goochland, VA), s/o David MIMS, 24 May 1760, Goochland, VA. Shadrack's 1st M. was to Mattie ALLEN, 3 Feb 1754. Shadrack & Elizabeth's children included:
I. Elizabeth MIMS. She 1st M. Robert POOR (18 June 1763, Goochland, VA-1801, Goochland, VA, aged 38), s/o Abraham POOR & Judith GARDENER, 7 Feb 1787, Goochland, VA & her 2nd M. was to William HODGES, Jr., 4 Sept 1806. Elizabeth & Robert's children included:
a. Mary (Polly) POOR (1790-Feb 1827, Logan, KY & M. John M. JAMES, 26 March 1807, Goochland, VA. Their ch. incl.:
i. (Rev.) Robert Sallee JAMES (B. Logan, KY & Bapt. 7 July 1818-18 Aug 1850, Placerville, CA & M. Zerelda Elizabeth COLE, 28 Dec 1841, Stamping Ground, Scott, KY. The Rev. Robert JAMES deserted his family to take part in the CA Gold Rush. He died from food poisoning at a CA gold camp. Their ch. incl.:
1. Alexander Franklin ("Frank") JAMES--Outlaw (10 Jan 1843, Clay, Missouri-15 Feb 1915, Kearney, Clay, Missouri, age 72 & M. Anna RALSTON, June 1874. The 18-year-old Frank JAMES joined the Confederate Army on 4 May 1861.)
2. Jesse Woodson JAMES--Outlaw (5 Sept 1847, Clay, Missouri-3 April 1882, shot to death, St. Joseph, Missouri, aged 34 & Bur. Kearney, Clay, Missouri. He M. Zerelda ("Zee") Amanda MIMMS (21 July 1845-13 Nov 1900, aged 55, d/o John MIMMS & Mary JAMES, 24 April 1874.)
3. William WOODSON, B. Abt. 1702, Henrico Co., VA
D. 1785, Cumberland Co., VA
M. Sarah ALLEN, 1712, Henrico Co., VA
4. Benjamin WOODSON, B. Abt. 1704, Henrico Co., VA
D. Abt. 19 Aug 1735, Goochland Co., VA
M. Elizabeth WATKINS, 1730, Goochland Co., VA
5. John WOODSON, B. Abt. 1705, Curles Plantation, Cumberland Co., VA
D. 1790, Goochland Co, VA
M. Mary MILLER (1710, Essex, VA-12 Dec 1775, Cumberland Co., VA), 10 Aug 1731, Cumberland Co., VA
John WOODSON was a Revolutionary War veteran and served as a County Lieutenant in the Virginia Militia.
6. Joseph WOODSON, B. Abt. 1706, Henrico Co., VA
M. Susanna WATKINS, 1724, Henrico Co., VA
7. Elizabeth WOODSON, B. Abt. 1710, Henrico Co., VA
M. James DANIEL, Abt. 1721, VA
More About Robert Woodson:
Fact 1: Also b circa 1702
Fact 2: Also died circa 1748
Notes for Rebecca Pryor:
Rebecca was born circa 1700. Rebecca was the daughter of John Pryor. Robert's will, written 7 May 1748 and proved 19 Sep 1750 shows that all of his children were minors. Rebecca was still alive when she relinquished her dower rights in August of 1754.
More About Rebecca Pryor:
Fact 1: Also b 1700
Children of Robert Woodson and Rebecca Pryor are:
38 i. John Woodson, born 1720 in Unknown; died Unknown in Unknown; married Elizabeth Anderson Unknown in Unknown.
ii. James Woodson, born 1732; married Elizabeth Whitlock 23 July 1754 in Goochland County, Virginia.
Notes for James Woodson:
They had the following children:
+ 389 M i James Woodson was born on 10 Mar 1758. He died before 1 Apr 1799.
390 F ii Jennie Woodson 1 was born on 2 May 1760 in Goochland County, Virginia. She died ?.
391 F iii Grizzell "Gillie" Woodson 1 was born 2 on 13 Jan 1763. She died ?. [Notes]
+ 392 M iv Thomas Woodson was born on 28 Feb 1767. He died in 1836.
393 F v Sally Woodson 1 was born on 25 May 1769. She died ?.
+ 394 M vi Cary Woodson was born on 11 May 1771. He died on 14 Feb 1852.
iii. Benjamin Woodson, born 1734 in Virginia.
iv. Robert Woodson, born 1734 in Virginia.
v. Elizabeth Woodson, born 1738 in Virginia; died Unknown in Unknown; married Shadrack Mims 1777 in Goochland County, Virginia.
Notes for Elizabeth Woodson:
Husband: Shadrach Mims
Born: at: South Carolina
Died: 17 Nov 1777 at: Goochland County, Virginia
Wife: Elizabeth Woodson
Born: at: Goochland County, Virginia
Name: Elizabeth Woodson Mims
Born: 3 Apr 1769 at: Goochland County, Virginia
Died: 1823 at:
Spouses: Robert Cornet Poor
daughter Elizabeth married Shadrach Mims (1734-1777) and became the mother of Elizabeth Mims (b. 1769) who married Robert Poor (1763-1801), a cornet in the American Revolutionary War. Their daughter in turn, Mary Poor, (died 1825) married John James (1775-1827), son of William and Mary (Hinds) James of Goochland County, Virginia. Their son Robert Sallee James, who died in the Gold Rush area of California, married Zerelda Cole and they had sons Frank James and Jesse James. (See: Background of a Bandit, by Joan M. Beamis and William E. Pullen (1971).
Jesse Woodson James, the bandit, married his cousin Zerelda "Zee" Amanda Mims. She was also a descendant of Elizabeth Woodson Mims, who married Robert Poor.
Notes for Shadrack Mims:
Husband: David Mims
Born: 1 Jan 1700/01 at: Goochland County, Virginia
Died: Oct 1781 at:
Mother:Anne Nelly Martin
Wife: Agnes Weldy
Died: 1 May 1777 at:
Name: Shadrach Mims
Born: at: South Carolina
Died: 17 Nov 1777 at: Goochland County, Virginia
Spouses: Elizabeth Woodson
More About Shadrack Mims:
Fact 1: s/o David MIMS, 24 May 1760, Goochland, VA.
Fact 2: Shadrack's 1st M. was to Mattie ALLEN, 3 Feb 1754.
vi. Mary Woodson, born 1740 in Goochland County, Virginia; died 1829 in Goochland County, Virginia; married Ayres Layne 15 April 1759 in St James Northam (Dover) Church, Goochland County, Virginia.
Notes for Ayres Layne:
Ayres Layne(5) was born in 1724 in Essex, Virginia.(5) (48)(49) (50) He died on 17 Aug 1785 in Goochland, Virginia. (48)(11) (50) He died in 1795.(5) (51)(50) He was buried in Upper Goochland, Virginia.(5) The Descendants of John Layn of Goochland County, Va., pg 69-70: 1(Son) Layne b 1809-10 & living 1820 but d by 1830.
Ayres (Ares in his own spelling] Layne (son of John Layne & Elizabeth [?Ayres] was born possibly in Essex co Va) c1724 and died upper Goochland co Va by 17 Aug 1795, when estate was taxed. He first appears in a public document on 28 Apr 1751 as witness to the license of Benjamin Bradshaw [probably brother of Mary Bradshaw, who married his brother Jacob the same year] to Ann McBride (daughter of John McBride); and other witnesses were John & Elizabeth McBride, and David Murray [merchant]; Ayres Layne also witnessed the marriage articles of this couple (along with James Mayo & Elizabeth Curd) on 19 Apr 1753 [? 51]; still later in 1757, he witnessed the deed of Benjamin & Anne Bradshaw to the former's son John. On 10 Sep 1753 (with Jacob Ogelsby & Humphrey Parrish jr, his brother-in-law) he witnessed the deed of his father to his brother David. The will of his father, dated 18 Dec 1754 and proved 20 May 1755, gives Ayres Layne "100 acres on the Cattails adjoining Azariah Doss & this where I now live." His mother and he were named executors -- an indication that he was a favorite son, being preferred to his older brothers, On 18 Sep 1767 he was one of 10 freeholders of David Williams' bailliwick to view the site of a water grist mill on Stone-horse creek, a branch of Licking Hole. On 20 Apr 1771 (with John Gilliam, David Mims) he was an appriaser of the estate of John Riddle. He witnessed the deed of his brother Charles and wife Priscilla, to Matthew Doss, when they sold 100 acres adjoining him, Thomas Riddle, William Cole, John Williams, John Gilliam, and Dabney Carr [bought from their father 9 Aug 1750] on 3 June 1774. He witnessed the will of his brother David on 2 Mar 1791(with Jacob Layne [youngest brother] & William Perkins) & helped prove it on 17 Oct 1791. On 15 Apr 1759 he married, at St James Northam (Dover) Church, Mary Woodson (b Goochland co Va 1740 & d there 1829, daughter of Robert Woodson & Rebecca Pryor [see p. ]; granddaughter of Benjamin Woodson & Sarah Porter, and of John Pryor and [?Mary New, dau of Edm]). This couple lived on the inherited land, to which 55 acres were added before 1768, when he held 155 acres -- which amount Ayres Layne held until death, after which, for two years, the estate was taxed; thereafter his son John Layne paid taxes on that acreage until 1813. Goochland tax-lists [beginning with 1782, the first extant] show Ayres Layne as owning six slaves: Rose (a tithable 1768), Moll, James, Sue, Jane & Rachel; and in 1785 he owned 4 negro infants as well. Usually he had 2 horses (3 in 1785) and about 10 cows. He lived between John Woodson [brother-in-law) and Mary Williams during this period. He left no will, a fact which led to protracted disagreement. The legal actions resulting from his administration extended from 19 Oct 1795 (when his widow was administratrix) until 17 Oct 1809 (when John Layne relinquished rights in Mary Woodson Layne's dowery). At the time of appraisal, 19 Oct 1795, the personal estate of Ayres Layne was valued at £572.15. 6, with John Underwood, John Layne & Tarlton Layne securities in £l, 000. Quite soon, the youngest sons chose Gideon Mims as guardian. Mims, as guardian, together with the rest of the children, sued Mary Layne in chancery on 22 Mar 1796; as a result, the court ordered Joseph Shelton, Humphrey Parrish, Robert Payne, Smith Payne, Robert Mims, John. Under-wood, & Moses A Myers, or any three of these commissioners, "to make sale of all the estate of Ayres Layne deceased or divide the same as to them shall seem meet among the several co-heirs and complainants in the bill men- tioned reserving to the Defendant her right of Dower therein." Accordingly, on 16 Aug 1796, Mims, Underwood and Parrish reported a public auction, which had brought £716.17. 2. The widow's portion consisted of James & Moll, slaves, 2 horses; right of dower in the land; a sow & pigs, 2 cows; 2 sows and shoats; two beds; a chest; a cowhide; and £57.1 -- the personal property totaling £190. 4. 7. A general distribution of equal shares was then made, although Woodson Layne continued litigation; he made a deed of trust to Gideon Mims (guardian of Benjamin & George) on 19 Jun 1797 (perhaps borrowing their inheritance); and he sued his mother as executrix, and, as result, judgment was set aside and William Drurnwright & Robert Mims sr were named to settle differences on ?1797. The case continued, however, until 18 Aug 1808, when it was dismissed for want of information. The land was kept intact; Mary and the youngest son, George, were joint heads of the household in 1801 & 1802; and on 1801 Mary Layne was permitted by the court to erect gates across the road leading "through her plantation from Riddle's bridge to the third and chopped road." In 1803, 1804, & 1805, George and his mother are listed separately as taxables. On 9 Oct 1804, Mary Layne deeded to her youngest child, George, for £110, her dower right in her deceased husband's estate, with George Parrish, Thomas Branch, and Dabney Parrish as witnesses [sons & grandson of Elizabeth Layne Parrish]. In 1807, Mary and Woodson Layne are listed together, notwithstanding the lawsuit. Thereafter she is listed alone, evidently following a partition, for the land-tax list of 1814 shows her next Humphrey Parrish, six miles north- west of the court house, occupying 49-2/3 acres. On 17 Oct 1809, John Layne of Kanawha co [W] Va sold his right in his mother's dowery to his brother George, for $30, with Woodson Layne, Sally Lane, Frederick Underwood, and William Clarke as witnesses. Almost immediately, on 28 Oct 1809, Tarlton Layne too sold his interest to George, for £4, with John Underwood, W Miller sr, and William Pledge as witnesses. The Census of 1810 shows Mary Layne with a young family in the household, evidently that of an absent son (John's), consisting of a woman 16-26, a youth 10-16, and 3 boys under 10. But the estate was still unsettled. On 19 June 1815 the court appointed George Drumwright, Washington Drurnwright, and Benjamin Woodson [? brother of Marv] to appraise the estate once more; this they did, reporting on 27 Oct 1815 that the estate now consisted of one negro man slave valued at $275, "said slave being the only property shown us." At all events, Mary's dower appears on tax lists through 1829, but afterwards the lists are checked, as if to indicate death. Finally in 1832 her name is marked "n. a.", [?no acreage]. During these years she usually had one horse, and until 1807, two slaves -- thereafter but one for the next four years. It is evident that the estate was dissipated by the time of the War of 1812, and even before then the sons had started dispersing.
The 11 known children of Ayres Layne and Mary Woodson (9 of them christened at St James Northam Church) were- Robert, Frederick, Sally, Tarlton, John, Woodson, Betty, Lewis, Mary, Benjamin, George.
Possible location Cathy Layne Cash has date 1725
Descendants of John layne of Goochland County, VA, pg 5: birth 1725, d at 70 or more; never free
Cathy Layne's cousins info: died before 10/19/1795
The Descendants of John Layne Parents: John Layne and Elizabeth Ayers.
He was married to Mary Woodson on 15 Apr 1759 in Goochland, Virginia. (5)(33) (50)(52)
The Descendants of John Layne of Goochland, page 69: On 15 Apr 1759 he married, at St James Northam (Dover) Church, Mary Woodson (b Goochland co Va 1740 & d there 1829, daughter of Robert Woodson & Rebecca Pryor [see p. ]; granddaughter of Benjamin Woodson & Sarah Porter, and of John Pryor and [?Mary New, dau of Edm]).
Patricial Layne Cash: performed by Rev. William Douglas Children were: Frederick Woodson Layne.
vii. Sarah Woodson, born 1744 in Virginia.
Hope this helps, Linda in NM
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