Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Seth Botts

Male 1713 - 1776  (63 years)


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  • Name Seth Botts  [1
    Born 1713  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Aug 1776  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I026684  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2020 

    Father Thomas Botts,   b. 9 Mar 1673/74, Northampton County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1742, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Rhodes Cannon,   b. 1679,   d. 17 Apr 1751, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1697  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16405  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sabrina Bridwell,   b. 13 Jun 1715, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1785, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 13 Jul 1735  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Botts,   b. 9 Feb 1736/37, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1813, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Elizabeth Botts,   b. 3 Oct 1741, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1824, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Mary Botts,   b. Abt 1743, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. William Botts,   b. 16 Apr 1744, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1801, Mason County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     5. Aaron Botts,   b. 30 Jul 1746, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1790, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     6. Joseph Botts,   b. 23 Jul 1748, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1814, Montgomery County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     7. Joshua Botts,   b. 24 Jul 1751, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1781, Dumfries, Prince William County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     8. John Botts,   b. 25 Oct 1754, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1796, Mason, Grant, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     9. Jane Botts,   b. 8 Jan 1757, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1826, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F16403  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Will of Seth Botts of Stafford County, Virginia Copies of Extant Wills from Counties Whose Records Have Been Destroyed George Harrison Sanford King FAMOUS FAMILIES OF VIRGINIA In the name of God, Amen.
      I Seth Botts of the County of Stafford and Parish of Overwharton being sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory; praised be Almighty God and calling to mind the mortality of all flesh, and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die, do constitute and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form followeth, disannulling all other wills and testaments by me hereunto made or approved.
      Imprimis: I commit my soul into the hands of God that gave it and my body to the earth its mother, to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named.
      Item 1: I give and bequeath to my son William Botts two hundred acres of land more or less lying on the south run of Chappawamsic beginning at a branch called the school house branch following a line of marked trees running towards William Botts. Also I give unto him one negro man named Tom, one negro boy named Edward and one whipsaw, also one feather bed and bolster and rugg, one pair of blankets, a pair of sheets, also one dish and six plates, also one horse colt, also I give unto my son William Botts one cow and calf to him and his heirs forever.
      Item two: I give and bequeath unto my son Aaron Botts one hundred and fifty acres of land with the plantation whereon I now live being part of the same tract with my son William Botts's and also twenty five acres joining to it being part of patent belonging to Robert Milliam, also one negroe boy called Bob and fifty pounds cash to be laid out to buy another slave, also my stills also one bed, one rug and bolster, one blanket, one pair of sheets, also one horse that is now called his, also one dish & six plates also one cow and calf to him and his heirs forever. I also give unto my son Aron Botts one mahogany table.
      Item three: I give and bequeath unto my son Jos. Botts one hundred acres of land out of the parcel of land bought of Capt. John Lee beginning at a marked white oak on the middle run of Chappawamsic near the mouth of a branch called the school house branch and from thence following a line of marked trees to a corner red oak upon a ridge and from thence running along Lee's line on part whereof I have a small plantation now cleared--, also one mulatto boy called Daniel and fifty pounds cash to buy him a young slave, also one feather bed and bolster, one rug, one blanket, one pair of sheets, also one dish and six plates to him and his heirs forever. I also give unto my son Jos. Botts one iron pot bought of Pope's estate, also one cow and calf .
      Item four: I give and bequeath unto my son Joshua Botts the other part of the same tract of land , one hundred acres lying in the middle run of Chippawamsic, also one negro woman called Nell, but from this day the two first children that she shall raise shall be for my two daughters Nancy Botts and Jenny Botts and also one negro boy called Moses, also one feather bed, one bolster, one rug, one blanket, one pair of sheets, to him and his heirs forever, and after these two children are raised by the said Nell, until my two daughters come of age by my Executors: and then the said Nell and her issue to my son Joshua Botts, him and his heirs forever.
      Item five: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Botts (compiler says should be Nancy Botts) one negro boy called George and one negro girl called Katharine besides the first child the said Nell shall raise to be one month old, also one feather bed and one bolster, one rug,one blanket, one pair of sheets, also one cow to her and her heirs forever.
      Item six: I give and bequeath to my daughter, Jenny Botts one negro girl named Rose, she and her increase to the said Jenny Botts, and also the second chlld which the said Nell shall raise to one month old, also one feather bed and bolster, one rug, one blanket, one pair of sheets, also one cow and calf to her and her heirs forever.
      Item seven: I give and bequeath unto my son John Botts two negro boys, one named Solomon the other called Anthony also one negro woman called Sarah, she and her increase to the said John Botts, also one feather bed, one rug, one blanket, one pair of sheets also one cow, to him and his heirs forever.
      Item eight: I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Prince one negro girl called Grace, and also fifty pounds cash to buy her a young slave, also the feather bed and furniture that is now called hers, also one cow and calf, also one dish and six plates.
      Item nine: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Botts one negro girl called Martha, also fifty pounds cash to buy her a young slave, also one bed and furniture which is now called hers, one cow and calf and one dish and six plates, also I give her my riding mare.
      Item ten: I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Wigginton fourteen pounds which is due for the land James Wigginton bought of me, to her and her heirs forever.
      Item eleven: I give and bequeath to my loving wife, Sabina Botts one negro man called Peter, also one negro woman called Frank, also one negro woman called Dinah, I give also the work of all my negroes to my loving wife to maintain the young children with all and to raise the young negroes with also all my whole stock and working tools to the profit of the young children (except the legacies before mentioned) to the schooling of them and also the goods that is in the house to the clothing of them with all, but at her death it shall all be equally divided amongst m y five sons . All that I have given unto my wife is during her widowhood, but at the day of her marriage she shall deliver all that I give her into the hands of my Executors, except one negro and one bed and one cow and one negro that I have left my wife shall at her death be equally divided among my five sons. The cash that I have left is to be laid out to purchase slaves with by the hand of Col. John Baylis when he shall see a convenient opportunity, and thee shall no part of this two hundred pounds drawn out that is to purchase slaves with until it is laid out and that my Executors shall have the liberty of working the slaves that I have left for the maintenance of the young children on any part of my land for the support of the said children until they come of age. January the 29th 1763 his Seth Botts mark Signed and Sealed for in the presence of William Bridwell Moses B. Bridwell Robert Millian
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      Sale of land from Seth Botts to James Wigginton Deed Abstracts of Stafford County, Va 1722-28, 175 - 65 This indenture made this sixth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred fifty nine between Seth Botts of the Parish of Overwharton in the County of Stafford, Planter, and Sib his wife of the one part and James Wiggonton of the same Parish and county, Planter of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Seth Botts and Sib his wife for and in consideration of the sum of twenty pounds of the current money of Virginia to them in hand paid by the same James Wiggonton the receipt whereof the said Seth Botts doth hereby acknowledge have and each of them granted, bargained, sold, aligned, enjoined (?) released and confirmed by these presents do and each of them doth grant, bargain, alien --- release and confirm untothe said James Wigginton his heirs and assigns forever part of a tract of land situate, lying, joining in the the parish and county aforesaid formerly granted to Robert Ashby by deed from the Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia in the year 1741 and by him sold to William Black, Gentleman, and by the same William Black sold to Humphrey Pope and by the said Humphrey Pope sold to the said Seth Botts by the Deed of Assessment bearing the date of 15th day of January, 1756. In the tenure and occupation of the said James Wigginton and bounded as followeth, Beginning at (A) a red Oak in the line of Thomas Sidden near the corner of John Hall and ascending thence along Halls line west 148 poles to (B) a Spanish Oak saplin on a hill side. To the first beginning containing by estimation one hundred acres and be the same more or less, together with all messuages houses, buildings, orchards, gardens, meadows, commons, pastures, trees, woods, parks, water courses, easement, profits, advantages, hereditary rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the same belonging or in any wise pertaining or which now or formerly have been reputed, known, used, occupied, or enjoyed or with the same also the reversions remainder and remainders --- issues profits and sarvoices (sic) of all and singular the said premises with the appurtenances thereof and also all the Estate Right Title interest and demand whatsoever as well in equity as in hand of them the said Seth Botts and Sib his wife and also all deeds evidences and everything touching or concerning the premises or any part thereof to have and to hold the said land and premises above mentioned and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances unto the said James Wigginton his heirs and assigns forever and the said Seth Botts and Sib his wife for themselves their heirs and assigns do and each of them hath covenat and agree to and with the said James Wigginton his heirs and assigns that he the said James Wigginton his heirs and assigns shall and may enjoy and possess forever hereafter and peacably and quietly have and hold all the singular the premises above mentioned without the least trouble hinderance molestation or interruption of them the said Seth Botts and Sib his wife or of their heirs or assigns and of all and every other person or persons claiming or to claim by from or under them and that freed and discharged from all forms and other charges sales gifts grants leases mortgages---Other charges estates rights titles or incumbrances whatsoever the quit rents come due for the premises from the time of the sale only cocepted and lastly the said Seth Botts and Sib his wife their and every of their heirs and all and every other person claiming or to claim or anything having in the said land or premises shall and will at times hereafter at the request and charges of him the said James Wigginton, his heir or assigns make do and execute to be made done. All and every further and other lawful grants acts of assurances in the same whatsoever for the further and better granting conveying and assigning of the said premises hereby grant with the appurtenances to the said James Wiggginton, his heirs and assigns and to the proper use and peace of the said James Wigginton his heirs and assigns forever according to the true intent or purpose whatsoever. In witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year above mentioned. Signed, Sealed and Delivered Seth x Botts in the presents of us Sibina x Botts Joshua Carney Robert Million William Botts

  • Sources 
    1. [S814050] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, 176.

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