Name: Eppes Moody
Birth: ABT 1768 in Lunenburg Co., VA
Death: 1847 in Hardeman Co., TN
warren co., nc
DB-3, page 212. 14 December 1770. JOEL MOODY, of Granville Co., toJOHN HUDSON, of Bute Co. 62 PdsalO Sh: Procl. money for 504 A. in Bute Co.on BS Hawtree Creek adj. GUN, ALLIN, PARKER, HAYWOOD. Wit: WILLIAM HUDSON, ROBT. ALLUN,JR. Proved by WILLIAM HUDSON, Bute February Court 1771, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C. Reg: 12 May 1771, by WILLIAM JOHNSON, P.R.
DB-3, page 472. 3 October 1770. JOEL MOODY, of Granville Co., to THOMAS BELL, of Bute Co. 17 pds. Procl. money for 114 A. in Bute Co. on NS Buffelow Creek adj. WHITE. Wit: SIMON JEFFREYS, OSBORN JEFFREYS. Proved by OSBORNE JEFFREYS, Esq., Bute May Court 1772, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C. Reg:4 Aug.1772, JAS. JOHNSON, P.R.
CHESTERFIELD CO., VA
p.54 page 528 20 July 1762
Peter Blankinship of Dale Parish, Chesterfield Co., to JOHN NUNNALLY of same, for L 25, 100 acres in Dale Parish, bounded by William Gates, Skinquarter road, Richard Belcher, Isham Belcher and Lodowick Blankinship.
Wit: Peter (+) Blankinship, MARGRET (+) NUNNERY, Jane (+) Nunnery
Signed: Peter (+) Blankinship, Ann (+) Blankinship
Recorded Aug. 1762
p.59 page 600 11 Jan. 1763
Jacob Ashurst of Chesterfield Co., to Robert Ashurst of same, for good causes, land on Turkea branch, on BENJAMIN GIPSON’s line, next to Thomas Gipson, Miles Gipson and TURPIN*******, 200 acres.
Wit: John BURTON***, Miles Gipson, John (M) MOODY, JOHN (+) NUNELY
Signed: Jacob Ashurst Recorded 1 April 1763
p.60 page 605 11 Jan 1763
Robert Ashurst and John Ashurst of Lunenburg Co., to Jacob Ashurst of Chesterfield Co., for L 50, 400 acres on south side of Turkea branch adjoining Wooldridge, Flornoy and said Jacob.
Wit: John BURTON, Miles Gipson, John (M) Moody, JOHN (+) NUNELY
WARREN CO. WILLS
285. 16 Dec. 1795; Feb. Ct. 1796. Acct. sale Ests. of JAMES MILLES, dec'd. & THOMAS E. MILLES, dec'd., held same day by JOHN H. BARKER, Admr. & Extr. Purchasers at both sales:
WILLIAM HOG (G) WOOD
JOHN T. FOSTER
JOHN H. BARKER
THOS. E. SUMMER
JOHN L. WARD
G. M. MACON
Milles, B. Barrow, Daniel 07 Jun 1786
Mills, Betsey Gill, John 29 Nov 1788
Mills, Holly Hawkins, John 04Dec1830
Mills, Mary Jeane Sanford, John 01 Mar 1786
Moody, Minerva Acre, Willie 23 Dec 1826
Moody, Salley Newell, Edward 19 Jun 1797
Moody, James Wilson, Rebeccah 25 Jan 1804
Moody, William A. Barner, Nancy H. 16 Dec 1818
I wonder what other researchers think about the common statement in compiled genealogies that Susannah Epps (b.c. 1707), wife of William Gates of Henrico and Chesterfield counties, VA, was a daughter of Mary Green (b.c. 1677) and Edward Epps (b.c. 1656), son of Mary Kent (b.c. 1626) and John Epps (b.c. 1622). I am skeptical that Susannah's father was Edward. The difference between their ages is unusually large, which could be explained by Edward having a large family and Susannah being born later in the group--but I've only seen four children associated with Edward. And it seems that Susannah's husband and her brother--Lewis Epps--were more closely associated with the Henrico County Epps--i.e., descendants of Francis Epps (b.c. 1626)--brother of John Epps (b.c. 1622)--and Francis Epps (b.c. 1659) and Ann Isham.
Susannah's husband, William Gates, died in 1750 (he signed his will March 13, 1750). Their son, William Gates Jr., died in 1760. William Gates Jr.'s will (combined with other facts) reveals that Susannah's maiden name was Epps, because he named his cousin, William Epps. It also shows that one of Susannah's brothers married someone named Lucy.
Will of William Gates [Jr.] of Dale Parish, Chesterfield County, VA, May 30, 1760.
To brother, James Gates, all my land, carpenter's tools, trooper's arms, and all my pewter.
To sister, Mary, feather bed.
To brothers and sisters, Edward Gates, Elizabeth Cheatham, and Lucy, each 30 shillings.
To cousin, William Eppes, son of Lucy Eppes, 10 shillings.
To Eppes Cheatham, son of Elizabeth Cheatham, 10 shillings.
To Benjamin Cheatham, son of Joel and Elizabeth Cheatham, 10 shillings.
To my loving mother, 5 pounds.
Rest divided between my brothers and sisters.
Witnessed by Benjamin Cheatham and Lucy Gates.
[Benjamin B. Weisiger III, editor, "Chesterfield County, VA, Wills: 1749-1774," p. 40-41]
The following court record reveals that Susannah had a brother named Lewis.
February Court 1745. Anne Eppes, orphan of Lewis Eppes, dec'd, chose Wm. Gates, her guardian, with Peter Gill and Ralph Jackson, securities. [Benjamin B. Weisiger III, "Colonial Wills of Henrico Co, VA, Part Two 1731-1781, with Addenda," (1991), p. 35]
The will of George Archer reveals that Lewis Epps married Blanch Archer.
Will of George Archer, Sr. of Bristol Parish, Henrico Co., VA, signed 15 Oct 1729, proven Dec 1731.
Heirs and Others Mentioned:
Son-in-law: Lewis Epes
Son: George, and his sons George & Peter
Daughter: Blanche Epes
Relationship not stated: Mary Basford
Daughter: Judith Traylor
Daughter: Elizabeth Granger
Daughter: Margery Cousins
Daughter: Mary Worsham
Relationship not stated: William Worsham [married daughter Mary]
Witnesses: Henry Royall, John Bevill, Peter Ragsdale
[Henrico Co. Wills & Deeds, 1725-1737, Page 320]
George Archer was closely associated with the families of Worsham, Royall, and Bevill--who were all closely associated with the family of Francis Epps and Ann Isham.
The following details raise the question of whether William Epps (whose widow married a widower of a daughter of George Archer) was a brother of Lewis and Susannah.
1. George Archer, m. Mary Bevill. George died in 1738 and Mary married 2nd Henry Royall.
2. William Archer, m. Ann ____. William died in Chesterfield County, VA, before 2 Mar 1751. William inherited properties called "Stoney Creek" and "Winterpock" from his father. He and Ann conveyed property in Henrico County to William Gates via a deed admitted to record at the June Court 1742. [Henrico County, VA, Court Order Book: 1737-____ p. 185]
3. Blanch Archer, m. Lewis Epes. Blanch had five children and died. Lewis married 2nd Lucy ____. Lewis died before Feb 1746, when his daughter Ann Epes chose William Gates to be her guardian. [Henrico County, VA, Court Order Book, 1737-____ p. 363]
4. Judith Archer, m. William Trayler. William died before Dec 1753.
5. Elizabeth Archer, m. Joseph Granger. Joseph died before 20 Jun 1740.
6. Margery Archer, m. Charles Cousins. Charles died before 3 May 1754.
7. Mary Archer, m. William Worsham, son of John Worsham, son of William Worsham and Elizabeth Littlebury (Epes). After Mary's death, William married 2nd Lucy Hamlin (daughter of John Hamlin and Elizabeth Taylor), widow of William Epes. William Epes died before 8 Sep 1725, when Lucy made an administrator's bond--Signed by Francis Epes and William Hamlin. [Henrico County, VA, Miscellaneous Records: 1650-1807, p. 613] Lucy and William presented estate accounts in May 1734. [Henrico County, VA, Deeds and Wills: 1724-1737, p. 440] Elizabeth, daughter of William Epes and Lucy Hamlin, married Edward Osborn III before 5 Feb 1739. [Henrico County, VA, Court Order Book: 1737-____ p. 64]
So, was the Lucy Epes, mentioned in the will of William Gates Jr., the widow of William Epps? If so, would it be usual for William Gates Jr. to refer to her using her Epes married name rather than her new married name of Worsham? Some have suggested that Lewis Epps remarried a Lucy ____ after the death of Blanch Archer. If so, was Lewis' second wife the mother of some of his children--i.e. of William Epps who was named in the will of William Gates Jr.
Also, the following abstracts of Gates and Epps grants and deeds suggest that William Gates lived near Francis Epps and Ann Isham.
27 Oct 1673, Francis Epes, 927 acres, Swift Creek on north side of Appomattox River. [VPB 6:480;3]
24 Apr 1703, Capt. Francis Epes & Isham, 4000 acres, north side of Appomattox River below mouth of Wintopock Creek. [VPB 9:540;1]
31 Oct 1716, Francis Epes, 311 acres, Old Town Run granted to James Cocke. [VPB 10:301;4]
31 Oct 1716, Francis Epes Jr, 690 acres, branch of Col Francis Epes' Wintopock Survey on north side of Appomattox River. [VPB 10:301;3]
22 Jan 1717, Francis Epes, 1790 acres, south side of Swift Creek. [VPB 10:346;1]
22 Jan 1717, Francis Epes, 1000 acres, mouth of Nooneing Creek on north side of Appomattox River. [VPB 10:345;3]
22 Jan 1717, Francis Epes Jr, 285 acres, north side of Swift Creek. [VPB 10:346;2]
9 Jul 1724, Col. Francis Epes, 9 Jul 1724, 1000 acres, by Wintopock on north side of Appomattox River. [VPB 12:1;1]
13 Oct 1727, Col. Francis Epes, 2350 acres, adjoining Maj. William Kennon, mouth of Skin Quarter Creek, north side of Appomattox River. [VPB 13:193;1]
28 Feb 1733, Francis Eppes, 5000 acres, north side of Appomattox River to mouth of Skin Quarter Creek. [VPB 15:172;1]
25 May 1734, Francis Eppes, 400 acres, Ephraim Liles Branch on south side of Swift Creek. [VPB 15:207;3]
1 Aug 1745, James Gates, 382 acres, east side of Skin Quarter Creek, adjoining Thomas Bass, Horsepen Branch. [VPB 23:1025;1]
1 Aug 1745, William Gates, 400 acres, adjoining Thomas Bass and James Gates. [VPB 23:1031;1]
20 Aug 1745, William Gates, 205 acres, adjoining William Gates and Richard Sims. [VPB 22:462;1]
1 Jun 1750, Richard Belsha, 370 acres, adjoining William Gates, John Cammel, John Skelton, on south side of Skin Quarter Creek to branch at Indian Cabins. [VPB 30:134;_]
Other William Gates Land Grants--I don't know for certain that these records refer to the same individual described above.
1 Aug 1734, William Gates, 400 acres, Prince George County--south side of Appomattox River, adjoining Abraham Echols. [VPB 15:243;_]
5 Jun 1736, William Austin, 296 acres, Amelia County--adjoining Abraham Echols, Joseph Echols, William Gates, near head of Pruit's Creek. [VPB 17:65;_]
13 Oct 1736, William Evans, 300 acres, Amelia County--both sides of Pruit's Creek, adjoining William Hendrick, William Austin, William Gates. [VPB 17:205,_]
If anyone can provide evidence regarding the parents of Susannah Epps, I would be grateful. Looking at the above records and thinking about what makes sense from a chronological perspective, I wonder if Susannah, Lewis, and William were children of William Epps (b.c. 1682), son of Francis Epps (b.c. 1659) and Ann Isham?
p.123 Sept. 28, 1787 Frances Moody of Bristol Parish, Pr. Geo. to her daughter Sukey Bonner Temple*, one negro names Joan
Wit: Joel Rives, Willis Perkins, Henry Bonner
(*Though deed says "Sukey Bonner Temple", the margin of the page and Clerk of the Court's statement at time of recording both say Sukey Temple Bonner
Recorded Feb. 11, 1788
p.548 Account of Sales of Estate of Peter Moody by Peter Williams and Joseph Kirkland, Commissioners, by order of the court April 25, 1788
Names: LEWIS PARHAM, Edmund Perkins, Peter Williams, John Wilkerson, Thomas Daniel, William Ledbetter, Hea. Kirkland, Herbert Ledbetter, John Crews, Daniel Davenport; Slaves: Frank, Amacy, Anthony, Sall, Doctor, Patt and child Silva; Jones Bonner James Burge, Jr., John Bonner, Henry Bonner JAMES LEATH, Signal Pace, James Clemonds, Littleton Raines, John Cate, Stephen Temple, William Ledbetter for "boarding Peter Moddy's children James and Henry Moody", Legatees: Leah Perkins, Benjamin Moody, Henry Moody, James Moody.
Recorded 10 May 1791
WARREN CO. WILLS
May 29, 1793
Ordered that John EPPS be appointed Guardian to Wm. MURPHY, orphan of Wm. Murphy, deceased, who entered into bond for that purpose with Andrew SAMUEL, his security.
136. (A) Will of WILLIAM MURPHEY. 1 June 1784; Oct. Ct. 1785. Names: Wife ELISABETH, Extrx.; children: GEORGE, ELISABETH, ANNE, WILLIAM & JOHN. Extrs: Wife's brother ASA EPPS & HENRY FITTS( both refused to qualify). Wit: WILLIAM PIGG, JOHN POPE(Jurat). Administration granted JOSHUA MABRY.
285. 14 Dec. 1799; Feb. Ct. 1800. Acc't. sale Est. of PATK. WALKER, dec'd., by EDWARD J. JONES, Admr. Purchasers:
HENRY GUSTON KEARNY
WM. B. TAYLOR
EDWARD J. JONES
JOHN L. WORD
GEORGE C. BOOTH
ROBERT H. JONES
317. 20 May 1800; May Ct. 1800. Acc't. sale Est. of PETER RANDOLPH, by OLIVE RANDOLPH, Admrx, Purchasers:
149. 27 May 1797; May Ct. 1797. EPPS MOODY Gdn. to THOS. & BEN STURDIVANT, minor orphans. Bond for 1, 500 Pds. to WM. JOHNSON, JAS. PAINE & RICHARD TUNSTALL, Esqrs., Justices Co. Ct. P&QS. Sec: THOS. MOODY.
281. 10 Dec. 1795; Feb. Ct. 1796. Sale Est. WM. MYRICK, Sr., dec'd., by JAMES ALSTON & G. H. MACON, Extrs. Names:
PHIL HAWKINS (Sandy Cr. Sergt. JOS. GREEN G. ALLEN RICHD. MYRICK
PHIL NEWELL GEO. MYRICK JAMES ALLEN REBECCA MYRICK
SARAH MYRICK THOS. POWELL ROBT. GREEN BEN JACKSON
Col. W. JOHNSON BETSY MYRICK JOHN WILLIS ABNER OWEN
EDWD. D. KING WM. WILLIAMSON JEHU STOKLEY C. MARSHALL
JNO. NEWELL JOSHUA BOBBIT EPPS MODY G. H. M.
MATTHEW DUKE PHIL BENNET HARDY DUKE JOHN MASS
JAS. OWEN JNO. ALLEN
25. 26 Sept. 1793; Nov. Ct. 1793. Sale Est. JAMES DOWLEN, dec'd.; LUCY DOWLEN, Admrx.
THOMAS BLANCHET, Jr.
THOMAS BLANCHET, Sr.
THOMAS MOODY, Sr.
Capt. WM. BURROW
THOMAS MOODY, Jr.
0. 25 Nov. 1793; Nov. Ct. 1793. GEORGE MORRIS, Jr. (MAURICE) & his wife RACHEL, of Halifax Co., apprt, their 7 yr. old son GUILFORD MORRIS to WILLIAM NEWELL for 12 yrs. & it is agreed that he will be taught a planter's business or some mechanical trade, as best suited to "the genius of the lad". Wit: EPPS MOODY (Jurat).
March 3, 1797
Ordered that Brooke NEAL and Edward CLANTON be appointed to examine the accounts of Isham EPPS as Guardian to William MURPHY and make return to next court.
March 4, 1797
Isham EPPS, Guardian of William MURPHY, orphan of William MURPHY, deceased, returned his account as Guardian aforesaid which was examined by Brooks NEAL and Abraham CLANTON, appointed by the Court for that purpose and they report that the said Guardian is indebted to the orphan aforesaid, which is due by law from Andrew SAMUEL to the said EPPS as Guardian aforesaid, and which the said EPPS now delivers in Court and relinquised his Guardianship
Apr. 26, 1786
Ordered that John HICKS, Dudley DARNAL, and James MURPHY work on the road from CALLER's to Black's Ferry.
Apr 27, 1783
The Last Will and Testament of Edward ELLIS, deceased, was presented in Court by the oath of John MACON, and on motion administration, is granted to William ELLIS, who executed the bond for that purpose with William MURPHY, his security, with the will annexed, to whom Letters of Qualification is granted.
Nov 5, 1785 is the will of Wm. MURPHY and you already have that one.
Aug 27, 1787
Benjamin WARD, Sheriff, returned an Account of the sale of the Estate of William MURPHY, deceased, and the same was ordered to be recorded and the Sheriff is allowed 2 1/2 percent on said sale.
Nov. 29, 1791
George MURPHY, Elizabeth MURPHY, and Ann MURPHY, orphans of William MURPHY, deceased, came into Court and made choice of Thomas ROGERS as their Guardian, wo entered into bond for that purpose with William ELLIS, his security.
March 1, 1791
George MURPHY, orphan of William MURPHY, deceased, came into Court and made a choice of William ELLIS, Sr. as his Guardian and the said William ELLIS is appointed Guardian to Betsey and Nancy MURPHY, orphans as aforesaid, who entered into bond for that purpose with James WHITE, his security.
On the Petition of Andrew SAMUEL, in right of his wife, relict of William MURPHY, deceased, praying to have her right in dower laid off agreeabgle to law, it is ordered that the Sheriff summon a lawful Jury with the County Surveyor, to lay off the same as aforesaid and put them in possession in thereof.
Ordered that the Sheriff sell the Estate of William MURPHY, deceased, agreeable to law, at twelve months credit.
May 29, 1791
James PAINE, Sheriff, returned the following accounts of sale, to wit, William MURPHY, deceased L574.
Aug. 30, 1792
Ordered that James PAINE, Esquire, who was security for Andrew SAMUEL as Guardian to William MURPHY, deceased, be discharged as such and the said Andrew entered into and executed a bond for that purpose with Peter JONES, his security.
AMELIA CO. MARRIAGES
October —, 1793, Mary Booker and Granville Moody
January —, 1798, Hyde Booker and Moses Overton
January —, 1799, Daniel Booker and Mary Winston
DB-2, page 16. 28 July 1767. JOHN STALLINGS, Planter, & MARY, his wife,to JAMES DENBY, Planter, all of Bute Co. 120 Pds. Va. money for 210 A. in Bute Co. on NES Tarriver (sic), on the Buffelow Creek, adj. JAMES DENBY& HUNT. About 130 A. of this tract, the lower part on the river bank, was bought from OSBORN JEFFREYS 27 July 1761, he having bought it, 15 Sept.1752,from ROBERT MOODY who had bought it, 3 March 1749 from DAVID THELLY who had bought it, l0 March 1747, from HENRY HUNT who had it from JOHN POPE 20 June1744, it being the remaining part of a grant of 300 A. to JOHN POPE, dated 26 July 1743. The other 80 A. of this tract adjoins the above part and was a grant from EARL GRANVILLE, executed by his agents JAMES INNES & FRANCISCORBIN in his Office 30 October 1752, to OSBORN JEFFREYS, for 640 A., and sold by him to JOHN STALLINGS 27 July 1761. Wit: WILLIAM HUNT, JAMES KING,OSBORN JEFFREYS. Proved by OSBORN JEFFREYS, Bute October Court 1767, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C. Reg: 4 February 1768, by WILLIAM JOHNSON, P.R.
16:279 19 Dec 1790 from Thos Moody of Warren Co. NC to John Moody of L for
the natural love which he has for said John Moody about 400 acres in L &
bounded by Henry Gee's corner on Crooked Cr, Adkisson, Garland, Giles,
Doswell & Wm. Gill sig. T. Moody wit. Henry Gill, Wm. Green & Robt. Floyd
r 10 Jan 1793
Father: Thomas Moody b: ABT 1720 in Amelia Co., VA
Mother: Mary X
Sarah Tabb b: ABT 1775
ABT 28 DEC 1793
in Franklin Co., NC