m. WFT Est 1665-1699
Facts and Events
“Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Extracted From the Original Court Records Augusta County Virginia 1745-1800” is public domain and can be downloaded from Google Books. It is simply an index of the court records.
Page 47 3d August 1747 Jean Bohannan Will Son John granddaughter Mary Bohanan daughter of John eldest daughter Elizabeth Bohanan granddaughter Jean Bohannan second daughter Margaret Campbell the tablecloth I brought from Ireland granddaughter the bay colt that was lately put to Elizabeth Bochanan granddaughter Mary Boch anan Executors Joseph Culton and Robert Edmiston Teste Joseph Culton Robert Edmiston Francis McCown John Betty Proved 19th August 1747 by Francis McCown
Is Robert's wife Jean one of the Jean Bohanans? If so which, the Jean Bohahan who lest the will, or her granddaughter? Another granddaughter is Elizabeth Bochanan. If no relation to James then why is he executor of will her will and why is Sam Buchanan executor of his? James will only states wife as Jean, a legal gaff that had to be resolved in records. Women didn't typically leave will's in the 1750's and usually couldn't hold titled property. Is that why the colt and tablecloth are listed in the index record? Did they not resolve a maiden name because it didn't matter legally anyway? Will we ever know? I think the fact Jean has a daughter “Mar Campbell” resolves another question for the group. Her legal name must be Margret Buchanon Campbell. Is this the wife of John Edmiston (2)?