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  • ID: I207
  • Name: William Tune
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1771 in near Meadville, Halifax County, Virginia, USA
  • Note: Birth year estimated from tax lists and census records
  • Burial: Presumed in Halifax County, Virginia
  • PROP: 1815 Name on List of Landowners of Halifax County-property on Bye Creek, located about 15 miles northwest of the Halifax Co. Courthouse
  • Event: Estate Inventory BET MAR 1831 AND FEB 1832 Halifax County, Virginia, USA
  • Death: BET 01 JUN 1830 AND MAR 1831 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
  • PROP: purchased 97 & 2/3 acres of land for 5 shillings from father Travis Tune, Sr. 17 MAR 1803 Halifax County, Virginia, USA
  • Note:
    Halifax County, Virginia
    Deed Book 19, page 561
  • Note:
    The Halifax County, Virginia Chancery Court documents state the following were the children of William & Lurana Scurlock Tune......

    See all complete documents at end of notes section....
    Halifax County, Virginia
    Chancery Court Book, page 046
    1834

    (not dated, but listed under the records in 1834)
    To the worshipful Court of Halifax County in Chancery setting humbly complaining thereunto your worships your Orators and Oratrices Meredith Conally and Sally his wife, Polley Tune, Joshua Tune, Thomas Tune, William S. Tune, Kester T. Tune, Judith Tune, Jonathan Tune, Willie Tune, David Tune and Elizabeth Tune; which said Thomas, William S., Kester T., Judith, Jonathan, Willie, David & Elizabeth are infants and sue by their next friend the said Meredith Conally: that William Tune late of the County of Halifax aforesaid has departed this life intestate, seised of a tract or parcel of land containing about two hundred acres, some slaves and other personal estate: That your Orators and Oratrices and a certain Demarcus Tune are the children, heirs and distributees of the said decedent, who left also a widow Lurana Tune surviving him.

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    Halifax County, Virginia Tax List Book
    Halifax County, Virginia Courthouse
    8 S Main St, Halifax, VA 24558
    Phone: (434) 476-6211

    From the years 1782, 1783, 1785, 1786 & 1787 (b. 1761-1766), father Traverse appears on these tax years with no sons aged 21 years or older or between ages 16-21 (b. 1766-1771 for age 16). Only son Thomas appears apart from Traverse in 1787. Not until 1788 does a son appear with Traverse who is age 21 or older, which seems odd that a son would not have shown in years prior between ages 16-21. It is presumed the son listed in 1788 is James Tune, but clearly that is an presumption. Census records for both William and James show they were born between 1771-1775. Whether these are accurate, who knows. But it is possible that Traverse Tune Sr. had sons older than James and William who perhaps died prior to father Traverse writing his will in 1818. This might explain why son Thomas' marriage occurred so much earlier than the next one of his sister Nancy in 1792, six years after Thomas married. James married in 1796, 10 years after Thomas and William married in 1803, 17 years after Thomas married. The average age at marriage for most men in Virginia at that time is stated to be age 25.

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    1798-1799
    Halifax County, Virginia
    Personal Property Tax Books, 1782-1799
    Southern District
    Reel 158
    Library of Virginia
    Tune, William

    1798-1799
    1-- whites
    1--black over 16
    1-- horses

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    Halifax County, Virginia
    1810 Personal Property A
    from CDR-000422
    Image 35
    April 18
    Tune, William
    1--White
    1--black over 16
    1--balck 12-16
    1--horse
    Amount of Dollars & Cents--$1.24
    Source:
    http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/FreeSample/CDR-000422/1810/1810PersonalA /35.pdf

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    1810 U. S. Federal Census missing for Halifax County, Virginia

    1820 United States Federal Census
    about William Tune
    Name: William Sune(Surname misread, should be Tune)
    Township: Meadsville
    County: Halifax
    State: Virginia

    Free White Males
    Under 10 (born 1811-1820)---5....Sons Joshua(1811); Thomas(April 18, 1813); William S. (circa 1814); Kester T.(Feb. 7, 1815); Jonathan(Dec. 19, 1819)
    10 thru 15 (born 1805-1810)---1.....son Demarcus
    45 and over ( born 1775 or earlier)---1......Self, William Tune

    Free White Females
    Under 10 (born 1811-1820)---1....Daughter Mary H.---
    10 thru 15 (born 1805-1810)---1....Daughter Sarah who married in 1829
    26 thru 44 (born 1775-1794)---1.....Wife, Lurana Scurlock Tune

    Number of person engaged in agriculture---4

    Slaves
    Males
    Age 0-14---2
    Age 45 or older---1

    Females
    Age 0-14---1
    Age 14-26---1
    Source Citation: Year: 1820; Census Place: Meadsville, Halifax, Virginia; Roll: M33_131; Page: 59; Image: 72(1 of 53 on ancestry.com)
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. 1820 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourth Census of the United States, 1820. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1820. M33, 142 rolls.

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    Tune, William--Surname misread as "June" on 1830 census
    1830 United States Federal Census about William Tune
    Enumeration date: 01 June 1830
    Name: William Tune
    [William June]
    Home in 1830: Halifax, Virginia
    Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 2 (born 1821-1825)--Wiley T. & David T. Tune
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1 (born 1816-1820)--Jonathan Tune
    Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 4 (born 1811-1815)--Joshua, Thomas H., William S. & Kester T. Tune
    Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 (born 1801-1810)--Demarcus Tune
    Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1 (born 1771-1780)----William Tune, head of house

    Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1 (born 1825-1830)--Elizabeth F. Tune
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1 (born 1816-1820)--Judith Tune
    Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 (born 1801-1810)--Mary H. Tune who married circa 1834--sister Sarah, born circa 1806 married in 1829
    Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1 (born 1781-1790)----Lurana Scurlock Tune, wife

    Slaves - Males - Under 10: 2
    Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23: 2
    Slaves - Males - 36 thru 54: 1
    Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23:1

    Free White Persons - Under 20: 9
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
    Total Free White Persons: 13
    Total Slaves: 6
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 19

    Source Citation: 1830 U S Census: , Halifax, Virginia, Page: 442; NARA Roll: M19-192; Family History Film: 0029671.
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. 1830 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
    Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
    Original data: Fifth Census of the United States, 1830. (NARA microfilm publication M19, 201 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

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    From the will of his father Travis Tune

    Halifax County, Virginia Wills
    General Index to Devisees and Heirs for Halifax County-1827
    Will Book 14, pages 407-410

    Written February 28, 1818 & probated December 24, 1827

    Item-I give in like manner to my son WILLIAM TUNE one Negro girl named Agnes valued at one hundred and seventy dollars to him and his heirs forever.
    Item-At my death after paying all my just and honest debts each of my daughters Elizabeth Sampson and Nancy Conley, not before mentioned, shall have paid to them in money out of that part of my Estate which I shall hold during my natural life and which is not yet disposed of the sum of two hundred and sixty six dollars to equal the present average value of the slaves above disposed of promised nevertheless that my Executors hereafter to be mentioned shall pay to my son WILLIAM TUNE out of the money to be paid to my daughter Elizabeth Sampson a certain sum advanced to Jesse Sampson in his lifetime to make him the said Sampson to pay his debts and remove to the Western Country. The amount not recollected for which I have since given my son WILLIAM my land: in order that he shall be secured in the payment at my death together with the interest from the time the money was advanced.

    At a court held for Halifax Court County the 24" day of December 1827
    The within written last will and testament of Travis Tune deceased was exhibited in court and proved by the oaths of two witnesses thereto subscribed and the codicil thereto annexed was also proved by two witnesses thereto subscribed whereupon it is ordered that the said will and codicil be recorded. And on the motion of James Tune one of the executors therein named who made oath according to law and with WILLIAM Tune, Travis Tune, Kester Tune and Lewis Tune his securities entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $1,000 conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining probate of said will in due form-Liberty being reserved to the other executor to join in the probate when he shall think proper.

    Teste
    Samuel Williams

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    Location of the Tune Homesteads, Halifax County, Virginia

    Directory of Virginia Landowners of 1815 Vol. 2, I found the Tunes. I was interested because it gave the distance from the Courthouse for each property. James(a son) - Bye Creek--15 miles NW; Thomas(a son) - Bye Creek--14 miles NW; Travis, Jr.(a son)- Bye Creek--15 miles NW; Travis, Sr.(Travis Tune, Sr.)- Bye Creek--15 miles NW; William(a son) - Bye Creek 15 miles NW.

    Place-Bye Creek
    County-Halifax State-VA
    Type-stream Elevation-unknown
    USGS Quad-Vernon Hill Lat-36.852ºN Lon-79.043ºW

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    From the Library of Virginia
    http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/local/results_all.asp?CountyID=VA11 3
    Reel #33
    General Index to Deeds, 1752 - 1928, Grantors, S - T.

    Reel #8
    Indenture made on 17 March 1803; presented to Court July 23, 1803
    Halifax County, Virginia
    GRANTEE...Tune, William, GRANTOR...Tune, Travis, KIND...Gift of 97 & 2/3 acres of land on Bye Creek
    Deed Book 19, page 561

    Transcription from copy of original by Gloria J. Tune on 29 May 2014
    Halifax County, Virginia
    Deed Book 19, page 561
    William Tune from Travis Tune
    97 2/3 acres

    This Indenture made this 17th day of March in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and three by and between Travis Tune of the County of Halifax of the one part and William Tune of the said County of the other part. Witnesseth that whence the said Travis Tune hath for the natural love and affection he hath to his son William Tune and for a further consideration of the sum of five shillings current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said William Tune the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath given, bargained, sold, aliened, and confirmed, and by these presents doth give, grant, bargained, sold, aliened, and confirm unto the said William Tune his heirs and assignees forever a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Halifax, containing ninety seven and two third acres by survey be the same more or less and bounded as follows, to Wit., Beginning at a Spanish oak on a line made for James Tune, thence in the same
    N 38 1/2 E 126 poles to pointers thence Travis Tune's line S 88 E 146 poles to pointers on Sydnor's line, thence along the same S 17 W 166 poles to a pine, thence on a new line made for Thomas Tune N 37 W 120 poles to a post oak, thence on said Tune's line S 72 W 120 poles to the beginning. To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances unto the said William Tune his heirs and assignees forever clear and free from the lawful claim or demand of the said Travis Tune his heirs and any other person or persons whatsoever, shall and do warrant and forever defend by these presents. In witness whereof the said Travis Tune hath hereunto set his hand & affixed his seal the day and year first above written.

    Travis Tune L. S.

    Signed, sealed and delivered in the presents of
    his
    Thomas X Tune, Epas. Sydnor, Wm. Logan, Anthony Sydnor
    mark

    At a Court held for Halifax County the 25th day of July 1803
    The within written indenture was proved by the oaths of three of the witnesses thereto subscribed to be the act and deed of the within named Travis Tune, party thereto, and ordered to be recorded.

    Teste John Wimbish CHC
    Truly recorded Teste Berryman Green DCHC

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    Reel #13
    November 26, 1821
    Halifax County, Virginia
    GRANTEE...Tune, William, GRANTOR...Tune, Thomas & wife, KIND...Bill & Sale of 100 acres on Bye Creek
    Deed Book 29, page 637

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    Reel #14
    November 24, 1823
    Halifax County, Virginia
    GRANTEE...Tune, William, GRANTOR...Tune, Thomas by Trustee, KIND...Bill & Sale of 100 acres on Bye Creek
    Deed Book 31, page 699

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    From the Library of Virginia
    Reel #90--General Index to Order Books, 1752-1900, Plaintiffs, T, page 82

    Order Book P 23, page 238
    Plaintiffs--Tune, Rainey & William
    Defendants--Dudley Scurlock et al
    Year 1804
    Remarks--In re division of estate
    October Court 1804
    "Absent William Thompson Present Isaac N. Coles} Gentlemen Justices
    Judith Scurlock widow of Thomas Scurlock dec'd, John Thompson and Rebecah his wife, Charles Mason and Anne his wife, William Tune and Rainey his wife, and Zachariah Williams guardian of Betsey, Beverly, Sally, Joshua & Washington Scurlock orphans of the said Thomas Scurlock Dec'd...Plaintiffs - In Chancery
    against Dudley Scurlock & John Hill and Judith his wife......defendants
    Zachariah Williams is appointed Guardian of Betsey, Beverly, Sally, Joshua and Washington Scurlock orphans of Thomas Scurlock deceased for the special purpose of presenting their suit. By consent of the parties the case came on to be heard upon the bill and answer, and the agreement of counsel - On consideration whereof it is ordered and decreed that Charles Thompson, Charles Womack, William W. Womack, Thomas Dixon and Isaac Farguson or any three of them who are appointed commissioners for that purpose, do lay off, allot and ___ unto the plaintiff Judith Scurlock her equal third part of and in two hundred fifty four acres of land, whereof the said Thomas her late husband did siezed in the bill mentioned, to hold as her dower therein and also ___ to her one equal third part of the personal estate of the said decendant - that they then sell to the highest bidder on a credit of twelve months the said two hundred and fifty four acres of land, subject to the life estate of of the said Judith in the dower aforesaid - the purchaser to give bond with good security, and that they convey to the purchaser the fee(?) simple estate therein - And that the money arising from the sale of the said land, together with the personal estate of the said intestate that shall remain after allotting to the plaintiff Judith one third part thereof, be equally divided among all the children of the said Thomas Scurlock deceased, except Dudley Scurlock, who hath received his proportion by way of advancement, in the lifetime of the said decedant. And that they make report thereof to Court, in order to a final decree."

    Plaintiffs--Tune, Rainey & William
    Defendants--Dudley Scurlock et al
    Year 1808
    Book P 26, page 115
    Remarks--In re division of estate

    Plaintiffs--Tune, William
    Defendant--Gerard Roark
    Year--1823
    Order Book M 2, page 93
    Remarks--Deed acknowledged

    No other listings in the General Index to Order Books, 1752-1900, Plaintiffs

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    Reel #98--General Index to Order Books, 1752-1900, Defendants, T, page 103

    Defendant--Tune, William
    Plaintiffs--Remarks--Tithes of Defts to work on rd
    Year 1805
    Order Book P 23, page 349
    Remarks--Thomas Davenport Jr. Surveyor

    Defendant--Tune, William
    Plaintiffs--Remarks--Tithes of Defts to work on rd
    Year 1811
    Order Book P 29, page 69
    Remarks--Nathan Hensley Surveyor

    Defendant--Tune, William
    Plaintiffs--Remarks--Tithes of Defts to work on rd
    Year 1820
    Order Book P 37, page 188
    Remarks--Armistead Barksdale Surveyor

    Library of Virginia
    Reel #98--General Index to Order Books, 1752-1900, Defendants, T, page 104

    Defendant--Tune, William
    Plaintiffs--Rawley Chapman
    Year 1825
    Order Book SC 4, page 108
    Remarks--Case continued

    Defendant--Tune, William
    Plaintiffs--Rawley Chapman
    Year 1825
    Order Book SC 4, page 128
    Remarks--Parties appointed to settle dispute

    Defendant--Tune, William
    Plaintiffs--Rawley Chapman
    Year 1826
    Order Book SC 4, page 171
    Remarks--Case continued

    Defendant--Tune, William
    Plaintiffs--Rawley Chapman
    Year 1827
    Order Book SC 4, page 199
    Remarks--Dismissed

    Defendants--Tune, William Est.
    Plaintiffs/Remarks--D Tune Admr.
    Year--1831
    Order Book M 4, page 328
    Remarks-Qualified

    Defendants--Tune, William Est.
    Plaintiffs/Remarks-Appraisers appointed
    Year--1831
    Order Book M 4, page 328
    Remarks-none

    Defendants--Tune, William Est.
    Plaintiffs--Remarks--Inventory and appraisement
    Year--1832
    Order Book M 5, page 18
    Remarks--confirmed

    Defendants-Tune, William Est.
    Plaintiffs--Remarks--In Re assigning dower to Luranna Tune-(she received only 1/8th part of the proceeds from the sale of the estate in lieu of her dower right of 1/3rd)
    Year--1832
    Order Book M 5, page 141-142
    Remarks--Conally et al vs Tune
    August Court 1832
    "Conally and wife and others vs. Tune Chancery This cause came on this day by consent to be heard on the Bill ___ and answer & was argued by counsel. On consideration whereof the court doth adjudge Ord. and decree that James Atkinson, Wm. Logan, Daniel......" (note by Gloria J. Tune-this is the Chancery Court case brought by Meredith Connolly, & wife Sarah Tune Connolly & her minor Tune siblings, against Lurana Scurlock Tune & son Demarcus Tune....see full record below)

    Defendants-Tune, William Est.
    Plaintiffs--Remarks--Demarcus Tune Admr
    Year--1832
    Order Book M 5, page 141
    Remarks--Commissioners appointed to settle account
    August Court 1832
    "It is ordered that James Atkinson, Wm. Logan, Daniel Nunnellee, Joel Anderson and Jeffrey D. Palmer or any 3 of these being ___ __ do ____ state and settle the ___ case of William Tune est. with Demarcus Tune admr and ___ ___ ."

    Defendants-Tune, Lurana & William Est.
    Plaintiffs--Remarks--In Re settling estate
    Year--1833
    Order Book M 6, page 69-70
    Remarks--Conally et al vs Tune
    October Court 1833
    "Conally et al vs. Tune et al Chancery - This cause came on to be heard upon the paper formerly read and this report of commissioners made in persuance of the initial decree of August Court 1832 and was argued by counsel, whereupon the court approving the said report to which there is no exception, doth confirm the same & doth order that James Atkinson be appointed a Commissioner to receive and collect the bonds taken upon the sales in the report mentioned - And the Court doth further adjudge order & decree that the said James Atkinson do pay to Lurana Tune widow of Wm Tune dec'd one eighth part of the proceeds of the sale of the land in the proceeds mentd. in lieu of her dower therein, and that he make distribution of the balance of the proceeds of said sale to the legal distributies of Wm Tune dec'd and make report to the Court." (Note by Gloria J. Tune--See record below)

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    March 1831
    Halifax County, Virginia Will Book 16, pages 89-91 (Reel #42 @ Library of Virginia)
    Halifax County, Virginia Court March, 1831
    Order to Inventory Estate of William Tune, deceased

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    01 February 1832
    Halifax County, Virginia

    An Inventory and appraisment of the estate of William Tune, decd taken this 1st day of February, 1832.

    Cyrus a Negro man Slave $200.00
    Chester a Negro boy " $275.00

    Aggy a Negro woman " $275.00 Note: Possible other name Agnes. William Tune's father Travis Tune's will left unto William a Negro girl named Agnes. See will for Travis Tune, dated 1818 and recorded 1827 in Halifax County, Virginia.

    Israel a small Negro boy Slave $125.00
    George a small Negro boy " $100.00
    Daniel a small Negro boy " $100.00

    6 Feather beds, bedsteads and furniture each $15 $90.00
    1 small trunnel bed $3.00
    1 painted Cupboard and contents $10.00
    2 tin coffee pots $0.50
    1 eight day clock $10.00
    1 painted Square table $1.00
    15 chairs assorted at $0.25 each $3.75
    1 broken looking glass 2 vials and 1 water $0.25
    1 Slate $0.25 and 1 Flax Hackle $0.50 $0.75
    a parcel of books $2.00
    1 clock reel $1.00
    3 cotton wheels $2.25
    1 Flax wheel $1.50
    1 woman's saddle $2.50
    3 saw irons $0.75
    1 pair "old" and irons, shovel and longs $0.50
    1 churn and water pail $0.50
    3 jugs and 1 sugar box $0.50 $0.50
    4 Slays(Sleys) $2.50 3 pair cotton cards $2.50 $3.50
    3 pair old harness $0.50
    1 old chest $0.25
    a Small Lot Sole Leather $1.00
    1 small lot cotton supposed to be 18 lbs. $1.80
    1 side upper leather $2.00
    5 Sack bags $1.50
    1 Loom $4.00 warpping bars and spool frame $0.50 $4.50
    1 kitchen table 2 washtubs and 3 pails $1.00
    2 iron pots 2 ovens 1 skillet and baker $4.50
    4 baskets 50cts 4 pole axes $6.00 $6.50
    3 grubbing hoes $1.00
    1 chopping axe $0.75
    1 pot rack 2 pair pot hooks $1.25
    3 Hilling hoes Vc $1.25
    4 Weading(Weeding) $0.50 3 old spades $0.50 $1.00
    1 Sock chain $3.00 1 pair iron wedges $1.00 $4.00
    A parcel of cooper's tools $3.00 A cooper was one that makes or repairs wooden barrels and tubs.
    3 Harrow teeth 75cts. 1 ox ring and staple 25 cts. $1.00
    3 pair iron braces and harness $3.00
    2 dagon ploughs $6.00
    1 old cutting knife $0.50
    1/2 bushel measure $0.12 1/2
    2 coulters
    (A coulter is a blade or wheel attached to the beam of a plow that makes vertical cuts in the soil in advance of the plowshare)
    and 2 dutch ploughs
    1 old dagon plough
    2 clevises(A clevis is a U-shaped metal piece with holes in each end through which a pin or bolt is run, used as a fastening device) &
    2 swingletrees(A swingletree is the pivoted horizontal crossbar to which the harness traces of a draft animal are attached and which is in turn attached to a vehicle or an implement. $3.00
    2 bushels salt $2.00
    Lumber in smokehouse $3.00
    1 1/2 bushels wheat $1.00
    500 lbs new bacon 8cts $4.00
    25 lbs Lard 8cts $2.00
    1 Ox Cart $15.00 2 Fat Hogs $15.00 $30.00
    1 Yoke Oxen $25.00 5 Head of cattle $25.00 $50.00
    1 Top Stack and Shucks $3.00
    4 Stucks blade fodder $8.00
    3000 lbs. of Tobacco supposed @ 2cts. each $60.00
    9 Head Sheep $9.00
    1 Head Hogs $16.50
    1000 lbs. Oats $10.00
    1 Sorrel Horse $80.00
    1 Old Bay Horse $20.00
    1 Sorrel Colt(Same) $10.00
    2 Scythes and Cradles $20.00
    35 Barrels of Corn @ $2.50 $87.50
    1 Cross Cut Saw $3.00

    Total $1671.17 1/2

    1 Negro Boy sold by the Admr. some time ago for $275.00

    Signature of Demarcus Tune

    Pursuant to an order of Halifax Court hearing date March Court 1831. We the undersigned appraisers proceeded on the first day of the present month to appraise the estate of William Tune decd. having been sworn we do report the foregoing list as the result of this our labour. Given under our hands this 24th day of February 1832.

    Signatures of Anthony Sydnor
    Armestd Barksdale
    James Adkison

    At a court held for Halifax County the 27th day of January(sic) 1832 the within written Inventory and appraisement of the estate of Wm. Tune decd. was returned to court and ordered to be recorded.

    Teste
    Samuel William CHC

    Note: The date of the court recording of the inventory states 27th of January 1832. Perhaps it was the month of February as the inventory was presented 24th of February 1832.

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    12 October 2013
    Note by Gloria J. Tune--I have uploaded the transcription of these Chancery Court documents to the USGenWeb Archives for both Halifax & Richmond counties. The file can be view at http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/halifax/court/tune565gwl.txt

    Transcribed by Gloria J. Tune from copy of original document
    June 24, 2011

    Chancery Court Records
    Order Book M 5, pages 141-142
    Halifax County, Virginia
    August Court 1832

    Meredith Conally, Sally Conally,
    Polly Tune, Joshua Tune, Thomas
    Tune, William S. Tune, Kester
    T. Tune, Judith Tune, Jonathan
    Tune, William Tune, David Tune
    And Elizabeth Tune Plaintiffs
    against In Chancery
    Lurana Tune and Demarcus Tune---Defendants

    This cause came on this day by consent to be heard on the bill, answer and exhibits and was agreed by counsel, on consideration whereof the Court doth adjudge order and decree that James Adkinsson, William Logan, Daniel Nunnellee, Joel Anderson, and Jeffrey D. Palmer, or any three or more of them, who are hereby appointed commissioners for that purpose, do allot to Lurana Tune widow of William Tune decd. one third part in value of the slaves of the estate of the said decedent, except such as may be required by the administrator for the payment of the debts, to be held by her for and during the term of her natural life, if such allotment can be conveniently made in kind, and that they sell the remaining part thereof, or if the widow's thirds cannot be allotted in kind, that they sell the whole of said slaves to the highest bidder on a credit of twelve months taking from the purchaser or purchases bonds with good security. That they also sell to the highest bidder on the like credit, the lands of which the said William Tune died siesed taking also from the purchaser bond with good security, but before making sale of the aforesaid lands and slaves they are required to give reasonable notice by advertisements at the most public places in the neighbourhood of the time and place of such sale. And that they make report to this Court for a final decree.

    A Copy Teste Saml. Williams C.H.C.

    Transcribed by Gloria J. Tune from copy of original document
    June 24, 2011

    Halifax County, Virginia
    Chancery Court Book, page 046
    Written under the year 1834

    (not dated, but listed under the records in 1834)
    To the worshipful Court of Halifax County in Chancery setting humbly complaining thereunto your worships your Orators and Oratrices Meredith Conally and Sally his wife, Polley Tune, Joshua Tune, Thomas Tune, William S. Tune, Kester T. Tune, Judith Tune, Jonathan Tune, Willie Tune, David Tune and Elizabeth Tune; which said Thomas, William S. Kester T. Judith, Jonathan, Willie, David & Elizabeth are infants and sue by their next friend the said Meredith Conally: that William Tune late of the County of Halifax aforesaid has departed this life intestate, seised of a tract or parcel of land containing about two hundred acres, some slaves and other personal estate: That your Orators and Oratrices and a certain Demarcus Tune are the children, heirs and distributees of the said decedent, who left also a widow Lurana Tune surviving him. The said Demarcus Tune has obtained letters of administration on the said estate and acquired the possession of all the personal property including the slaves about six or seven in number: Your Orators and Oratrices have been informed by the administrator that a part of the said slaves will be required for the payment of his intestate's debts, the assets in his hand except the slaves being insufficient for that purpose, it is therefore apparent to your worships that the slaves which will remain for distribution cannot be divided in kind. They also represent to your worships that the land of which the widow has held possession since the death of her husband if divided the part to be allotted to each of the heirs would not be of the value of three hundred dollars: And your Orators and Oratrices having been advised that a court of Equity is alone competent to direct the sale of the lands and slaves for the purpose of a division: To the end therefore that the said Lurana Tune and Demarcus Tune may be made defendants to this bill and required to answer the several allegations thereof; that the lands & slaves of which the said decedent died siesed and possessed except such part of the slaves as the administration may require for the payment of his intestate's debts may be sold, and the money arising from the sale thereof be distributed according to the rights of the several parties; and that your Orators and Oratrices may have such other relief as to Equity may seem meet; May it please your worships to grant the commonwealth's writ of subpoena & c…

    The answer of Lurana Tune to a bill of complaint exhibited against her and Demarcus Tune in the County of Halifax by Meredith Conally & wife & others: This respondent saving and reserving to herself all benefit of exceptions to the said bill, to so much thereof as she is advised it is material for her to answer; says, that she admits the material allegations of the said bill to be true, and she is willing that this worshipful court should make such decree in the premises as to them may seem just and equitable: and having fully answered she prays to be hence dismissed with her costs & c..

    The answer of Demarcus Tune to a bill of complaint exhibited against him and Lurana Tune in the County Court of Halifax of Meredith Conally and wife and others. This respondent saving and reserving to himself all benefit of exceptions & c.. for answer to the said bill or so much thereof as he is advised it is material for him to answer, says: he admits the material allegations of the bill, and submits to this Court to make such decree in the cause as to them may seem just & equitable: and having fully answered he prays to be hence dismissed with his costs & c..

    Conally & wife & others
    Vs.
    Tune

    Decree.
    ____ This cause came on this day by consent to be heard on the bill & answers and exhibits and was argued by counsel on consideration whereof the court doth adjudge order and decree that James Adkinson, William Logan, Daniel Nunellee, Joel Anderson and Jeffrey D. Palmer or any three or more of them, who are hereby appointed Commissioners for that purpose, do allot to Lurana Tune widow of William Tune decd. one third part in value of the slaves of which the estate of the said decedent, except such as may be required by the administrators for the payment of the debts, to be held by her for and during the term of her natural life, if such allotment can be conveniently made in kind; and that they sell the remaining part thereof, or if the widow's third cannot be allotted in kind, that they sell the whole of said slaves to the highest bidder on a credit of twelve months taking from the purchaser or purchasers bonds with good security; that they also sell to the highest bidder on the like credit, the lands of which the said William Tune died siesed taking also from the purchaser bond with good security; but before making sale of the aforesaid lands and slaves they are required to give reasonable notice by advertisements at the most public places in the neighborhood of the time and place of such sale; And that they make report to this Court for a final decree.

    Following this either on the same or separate page is the following account:

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    Conally & wife &__

    Vs.} Bill & Answ.

    Tune

    1832 August 29th Bill and answer filed and Inl. Decree

    1833 Octo. 28th Rept Confirmed and fur. Int. decree - Jas. Adkinsson appointed receiver

    1834 July 28th Rept Confirmed and final decree

    Pltffs Costs
    Clk 2.21
    Atto and tax 5.50
    $7.71

    Defendants
    Clk 0.56}
    Atts 5.00} $5.56

    Transcribed by Gloria J. Tune from copy of original document
    June 24, 2011

    Halifax County October Court 1833

    Meredith Conally and Sally his wife,
    Polly Tune, Joshua Tune, Thomas
    Tune, William S. Tune, Kester
    Tune, Judith Tune, Jonathan
    Tune, Willie Tune, David Tune
    And Elizabeth Tune, which said
    Thomas, Wm. S., Kester T., Judith
    Jonathan, Willie, David
    And Elizabeth are infants and sue
    by their next friend the said
    Meredith Conally Plaintiffs
    Against
    Lurana Tune and Demarcus Tune Defendants

    This cause came on to be heard upon the papers formerly read and the report of commissioners made in pursuance of the Interlocutory decree of August Court 1832 and was argued by counsel, whereupon the Court approving the said report to which there is no exception, doth confirm the same and doth order that James Adkinsson be appointed a commissioner to receive and collect the bonds taken upon the sales in the report mentioned-and the Court doth further adjudge order and decree that the said James Adkinsson do pay to Lurana Tune widow of William Tune decd. one eighth part of the proceeds of the sale of the land in the proceedings mentioned in lieu of her dower therein, and that he make distribution of the balance of the proceeds of the said sale to the legal distributes of Wm. Tune decd. and make report to the Court.

    A Copy Test Wm. Holt C. H. C.

    Transcribed by Gloria J. Tune from copy of original document
    June 24, 2011

    Pursuant to a directed order of the worshipful Court of Halifax County bearing date August Court 1832. We the undersigned Commissioners have this day proceeded to sell, (after duly advertising the time & place of sale) to the highest bidders on a credit of twelve months the land & slaves of William Tune decd., having first allotted to Lurana Tune widow of the said William Tune decd. one third part in value of the slaves aforesaid-As follows to wit….

    Allotted to Lurana Tune
    One boy Israel $150.00
    One boy George $125.00
    $275.00

    Sold
    To Lurana Tune One boy Chester $360.50

    To Kester Tune One Man Cyrus $221.00

    The land 200 acres, more or less in quantity, was then offered for sale
    When Kester Tune became the purchaser
    at $3.00 per acre --- Who failing to comply
    with the Terms of the Sale (by giving bond & security
    due) it was again offered for sale when
    James Tune became the purchaser at $2.60
    per acre, who in like manner failed to
    comply with the terms of the sale, It was
    again offered when Armistead Barksdale
    became the purchaser at $2.50 per acre. $500.00
    $1081.50

    We have according to the Order of Court taken bonds with good & sufficient Security for the above amount of sales which are herewith returned to Court.
    Given under Our hands this 26th day of Sept. 1832.

    Jeffrey D. Palmer
    Joel Anderson
    Daniel Nunnelee

    ===
    30TH October 1833

    … Saml. Williams
    Sir
    Please to send by Mr. Tune the Bonds for the Sale property belonging to the estate of Wm. Tune decd, also a copy of the decree made last court for the distribution of said Bonds when collected and oblige.

    Yours respectfully
    Jas Adkinsson

    Bond issued by A. Barksdale & Anthony Sydnor for $500 dated 26th Sept 1832 & payable 26th Sept 1833.

    Same by Lourana Tune & Demarcus Tune for $360.50 dated & payable as above

    Same by Kester Tune & Meredith Connally for $221 same

    1833 Octo 30th Recd. The above mentioned bonds
    Demarcus Tune

    ===
    Transcribed by Gloria J. Tune from copy of original document
    June 24, 2011

    02 November 1833
    In Conformity to a decree of County Court of Halifax October Term 1833, appointing me a Commissioner to Collect and distribute the bonds taken by Commissioners for the sale of Lands & Slaves of the estate of William Tune decd., a report as follows to wit.

    That I have collected of Armstead Barksdale
    The amount of his bond for land $500.00
    Out of which I have paid to Demarcus Tune
    The attorney of Laurana Tune, the widow of
    The said William Tune one eighth part 62.50
    $437.50

    Collected of Kester Tune the amount his bond for Slaves 221.00
    Collected of Laurana Tune the amount her bond for " 360.50
    Balance $1019.00

    And that I have distributed the balance as below.

    To Demarcus Tune in his own Right $84.75
    To the attorney of Joshua Tune $84.75
    To the Attorney of Polley H. Tune $84.75
    To Meredith Connally in Right of his Wife $84.75
    To the Guardian of Thomas Tune $84.75
    " of Wm. Tune $84.75
    " of Kester Tune $84.75
    " of Judith Tune $84.75
    " of Jonathan Tune $84.75
    " of Willie Tune $84.75
    " of David Tune $84.75
    " of Elizabeth Tune $84.75

    Returned today for recording this report $2.00 $1019.00

    Jas Adkinsson Commissioner
    November 2nd, 1833

    ====
    March 27, 1837
    Halifax County, Virginia
    GRANTOR...Tune, William est by comr, GRANTEE...Barksdale, Armistead, KIND...Bill & Sale of 200 acres on Bye Creek
    Deed Book 43, page 620
    Photocopy of deed on file

    1842 - Deed Book 48, page 230
    80 acres bought by Kester Tune of the estate of William Tune, deceased

    *************************************
    Tune Surname
    English: variant of Towne.
    French (Champagne): possibly from a shortened form of the personal name Opportune, which was borne by an 8th-century abbess of Montreuil.
    Towne Surname
    English: topographic name for someone who lived in a village, as opposed to an outlying farm or hamlet, from Middle English toun (Old English tun, which originally meant ‘fence’ and then ‘enclosure’, although the sense ‘settlement, village’ was already firmly established in the Old English period) .
    Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4
    www.ancestry.com




    Father: Traverse Tune Sr. b: 15 FEB 1731/32 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond (Old Rappahannock) County, Virginia, USA
    Mother: Frances Maiden Unknown b: BET 1744 AND 1752 in presumed in Virginia Colony

    Marriage 1 Lurana Scurlock b: ABT 1785 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
    • Married: 26 SEP 1803 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
    • Note:
      Halifax County Virginia Marriage Book 1 Page 54
      Photocopy of marriage bond on file.

      Know all men by these presents that we William Tune & Dudley Scurlock of the County of Halifax are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency John Page esquire, Governor of the commonwealth of Virginia and to his successors in the just and full sum of one hundred and fifty dollars to the use of the said commonwealth to which payment well and truly to be made to the said Governor and his successors. We bind ourselves and heirs to jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 26th day of September 1803.

      The condition of the above obligation is such as whereas there is a marriage intended to be solemnized between the above bound William Tune and Rainey Scurlock of this county. Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the same, then this obligation to be void order to remain in full force and virtue.

      Signed
      William Tune
      Dudley Scurlock

      Teste
      Samuel Williams

      ====
      Marriage Index: KY, NC, TN, VA, WV 1728-1850
      Spouse: Rainey Scurlock
      Marriage Date: Sep 26, 1803
      Location: Halifax Co., Virginia
      Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT
      Microfilm: 0031910 - 0031918
      www.Genealogy.com

      Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850
      Groom Name: WILLIAM TUNE
      Bride Name: RAINEY SCURLOCK Marriage Date: 26 September 1803
      County: Halifax
      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
      Original data: Dodd, Jordan R., et al.. Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850. Bountiful, UT, USA: Precision Indexing Publishers.
    Children
    1. Has Children Demarcus M. Tune b: ABT 1805 in near Meadville, Halifax County, Virginia, USA
    2. Has Children Sarah Tune b: ABT 1806 in near Meadville, Halifax County, Virginia, USA
    3. Has Children Mary H. Tune b: ABT 1807 in near Meadville, Halifax County, Virginia, USA
    4. Has Children Joshua Tune b: ABT 1811 in near Meadville, Halifax County, Virginia, USA
    5. Has Children Thomas H. Tune b: 18 APR 1813 in near Meadville, Halifax County, Virginia, USA
    6. Has Children William S. Tune b: ABT 1814 in near Meadville, Halifax County, Virginia, USA
    7. Has Children Kester Thomas Tune b: 07 FEB 1815 in near Meadville, Halifax County, Virginia, USA
    8. Has Children Judith Tune b: ABT 1818 in near Meadville, Halifax County, Virginia, USA
    9. Has Children Jonathan Tune b: 19 DEC 1819 in near Meadville, Halifax County, Virginia, USA
    10. Has Children Wiley T. Tune b: ABT 1822 in near Meadville, Halifax County, Virginia, USA
    11. Has Children David T. Tune b: BET 01 JAN AND 09 AUG 1823 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
    12. Has Children Elizabeth F. Tune b: 30 MAY 1826 in near Meadville, Halifax County, Virginia, USA
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