m. Bef. 1712
m. 27 Dec 1756
m. 4 September 1780
Facts and Events
Information on Robert Mays
(NOTE: Elizabeth Bolling, according to other sources was a daughter of Benjamin Bolling and Mary Latham)
Elizabeth BOLLING, daughter of John BOLLING and Elizabeth BLAIR , was born April 05, 1731 in Chesterfield, Virginia. She died bef. 1831 in Amherst, Virginia.
Children of Robert Mays and Susanna Wade:
The descendants of Robert Mays, Amherst County, Virginia, from Family Record of James Henry Mays published by his son Lee Mays (Fitzhugh Lee Mays) by Custom Printing Co., Ravenswood, West Virginia, June 1971, transcribed and posted on USGenWeb archives by Valerie Burd.
Will of Robert Mays
Will of Robert Mays of Amherst County
In the name of God Amen. I Robert Mays of Amherst County, being in my proper senses, and knowing the Certainty of death, and the uncertainty of the time it may happen, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in the manner and form following: (To Wit:) I give to my son Jesse Mays one hundred and six acres of Land, it being part of the tract of land I purchased of William Tucker whereon the said Jesse Mays has built and is now living, Item I give to my son Pierce the balance of the tract of land I purchased from William Tucker, Item I give to my beloved wife Susannah the tract of land whereon I now live during her natural life, and at her death to be equally divided between my two sons Joseph B. Mays and Ballenger Mays. Item I give to my son Joseph B. Mays one sorrel mare. More a feather bed and furniture and a cow and calf; Item I give to my son Ballenger Mays a sorrel mare (called Dimond) a feather bed and furniture and a cow and calf; Item I give to my daughter Polly Mays one negro girl named Sarah, a sorrel Horse Colt (out of a Mare called Kitty) a feather bed and furniture and a cow and calf. The whole of the balance of my estate I wish to remain in possession of my wife during her natural life and at her death and for the whole with its increase to be equally divided between my children above named. To wit Jesse, Pearce, Joseph B., Ballenger and Polly Mays to them and to their heirs forever. Finally I appoint my trusty friends Charles Tucker, J. W. Smith and my son Pearce Mays executors to this my last Will and Testament given under my hand and seal this third day of June 1806. Robert Mays, his mark. Teste Charles Taliaferro, Peter Taliaferro, James Clements.
At a Court held for Amherst Co. the 18th day of July 1808 This last Will and Testament of Robert Mays deceased was proven by Charles Taliaferro, Peter Taliaferro and James Clements, three witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And Charles Tucker, John Smith and Pearce Mays the executors named in said will hereon came in to Court and qualified according to Law and together with John Crawford and John Fulcher their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of $5,000 current money conditional as the Law directs.
At a Court held for Amherst Coounty the 19th day of September 1808 This Bond was acknowledged in open Court by the subscribers and ordered to be recorded.
Inventory of Robert Mays' Estate
In obedience to the above order, we the subscribers being sworn have proceeded to appraise the slaves and personal Estate of Robert Mays deceased as follows:
At a Court held for Amherst County the 19th day of September 1808 This Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Robert Mays deceased, was this day returned and ordered to be recorded. Teste Bartlett Cash William Sandidge John Ball Will transcribed on USGenWeb archives
Records of Robert Mays
Mays vs Mays, 1809 - Amherst County, VA Found in the Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Volume II, Augusta County Circuit Court Records, Page 150. Mays vs Mays, O.S. 179; N.S. 63 – Bill 10th February 1809 Complainants are, viz: Benjamin, William, James, Richard Mays, William Yelton and Sarah, his wife; Joseph Mays and Mary, his wife; Hansley Carpenter and Rhoda, his wife, children and legal representatives of Robert Mays, deceased, late of Amherst County, who died in 1808, having made a will devising his whole estate to Susanna Mays (his widow and second wife) and Jesse, Pearce, Joseph B., Ballenger and Polly Mays. Bill asks to have will set aside. Will of Robert Mays of Amherst, dated 3rd June 1806. Recorded in Amherst 18 July 1808. Sons Jesse, Pearce, Joseph B, Ballenger, wife Susanna, daughter Polly.
Submitted by Valerie Burd