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Abigail Carpenter was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - William McClung and Abigail, his wife, vs. Dickinson--O. S. 61; N. S. 21--Bill, 11th March, 1803. Adam Dickinson, grandfather of Abigail, intestate, leaving his son John. Abigail was very young and residing with her grandmother. Catherine, mother of John. John died without having complied with his agreement to pay Abigail £50. Then Catherine died testate. John died testate, leaving Martha, his widow; Adam and John Dickenson; John Shrewsberry and Martha, his wife; Samuel Shrewsberry and Mary, his wife; Joseph Kinkead and Nancy, his wife. Charles Lewis and Jane, his wife (which are widow, children, heirs and devisees of John Dickenson), Abigail was daughter and sole heir of Abigail Carpenter, deceased, who was daughter of Adam Dickinson. Catherine Dickinson's original will dated 17th February, 1790 (no certificate of probate). Son John, daughter Mary, granddaughter Nancy. A statement in the papers says Adam Dickenson died intestate, leaving one son John, a daughter Mary Davis, and Mrs. McClung, the only child of Abigail Carpenter. Adam Dickinson died about 1750. It was reported that William Tate was dead, but afterwards that he was alive in North Carolina and a Justice there. (Note: record proves that this Abigail was the grand-daughter of Adam Dickinson, not his daughter, as some sources claim).
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