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

Mildred Taliaferro

Female Abt 1731 - 1803  (~ 72 years)


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  • Name Mildred Taliaferro 
    Born Abt 1731  "Snow Creek" Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Apr 1803  Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I031944  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 

    Father John Taliaferro,   b. 1687, Golden Vale Swamp, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1744, "Snow Creek" Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Mary Catlett,   b. 1692, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1771, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1718  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Samuel James,   b. Abt 1728, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1755, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Married Abt 1748  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Catlett James,   b. Between 1748 and 1754, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1791, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
     2. Spencer James,   b. Between 1748 and 1754, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John James,   b. 1751, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F17655  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Mildred is mentioned as "Molly" in her father will
      Spotsylvania County Records , Page 7

      TALIAFERRO, JOHN, St. George's Parish, d. Apr. 30, 1744, p. Aug. 7, 1744.
      Wit. John Power, Anne Power, Sarah Power, Susanna Power.
      Ex. wife Mary, sons Lawrence and William Taliaferro, William Hunter.
      Leg. son Lawrence, land at the Robinson containing 1200 acres, more or less;
      son William;
      to William Hunter, as a portion to my daughter Martha, the land called Rackett, 300 acres out of the Robinson tract;
      wife Mary;
      daughters Lucy and Molly;
      mentions lands in Orange Co. (Page 395)

      -----Original Message-----
      From: James Hughes [mailto:]
      Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 6:00 AM
      To: Albert James
      Subject: Re: James Family line?

      Samuel James (d. 1755)
      Samuel was a farmer. He died young. His will in Orange County, Virginia, dated Dec. 14, 1754, was probated February 27, 1755. He bequeathed his estate to his wife, Mildred, during her lifetime or widowhood, and directed that in case she died or remarried, his brother, Thomas James, should be executor and divide his estate among his children. His children were not named in the will.
      Source: "Pioneer Families of Franklin County, Virginia" by: Marshall, Wingfield.

      Mildred Talliaferro
      Mildred qualified as executrix of her husband, Samuel James, with William Taliaferro her security, in the sum of one hundred pounds. (will bk. 2, pg 200). At a court held for Orange County September 23, 1754, on the motion of Mildred James, her tithables were ordered to be added to the lists. (Orange Co. Order bk. 1754-1763).
      Mildred James, together with Co. George Taylor, Erasamus Taylor, Sarah Slaughter and Betty Slaughter, stood as sureties at the christening of Nicholas Taliaferro, born 30th October, 1757, son of William and Mary (Battaile) Taliaferro of "Newington on Mountain Run, Orange County, and grandson of John and Mary (Catlett) Taliaferro. (Wm. & Mary Quarterly: Vol, 1, pg. 147).

      In 1785, William Bell, in the State Enumerations, listed Mildred James as the head of a family, with three white souls, one dwelling and two other buildings. (Heads of family, Virginia., 1790).
      She appears on the Orange County personal property returns for 1783, charged with one tithable, three houses, six cattle, and her slave being exempt. She petitioned the General Assembly for the arrears due on the pension her late son, Catlett, soldier of the Revolutionary War. An Act passed, December 15, 1791, directed same to be paid. (Hening, Vol. 13, pg 322).

      Her will dated October 29, 1801, was probated April 25, 1803. Jos. Atkins, her son-in-law was executor, with Spencer Atkins his security. She mentions her daughter, Betty Smith, son James, graddaughter, Milly James, and leaves her land to Milly Atkins, "her equal part with her brothers." Her sons, Catlett and Stephen had died during her lifetime. She does not mention John, who is thought also to have died during her lifetime. (Orange Co. Will bk. 4, pg 74).
      Source: "Pioneer Families of Franklin County,
      Virginia" by: Marshall Wingfield.

      **Although Wingfield states that son John was thought to have died during her lifetime, documents show that this is incorrect. John is shown in on a document (a land transaction) dated 1804, along with his siblings, James, Spencer, Elizabeth and Mildred and their spouses selling 12 acres of property in Orange County, Virginia, owned by his mother. **Source: Dorles Repass

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