Person:John Christopher (7)

Watchers
John C. Christopher
b.abt. 1762
  • HJohn C. ChristopherAbt 1762 - 1840
  • WNancey UsseryAbt 1764 - 1811
m. 19 December 1787
  1. Nancy ChristopherAbt 1788 - Aft 1838
  2. Coleman L. ChristopherAbt 1790 - Abt 1860
  3. John Ussery Christopher1796 - 1870
  4. William ChristopherAbt 1798 - 1862
  5. Robert Christopher1804 - 1873
  6. Theodrick Love Christopher1809 - 1901
  • HJohn C. ChristopherAbt 1762 - 1840
  • WElizabeth WinnAbt 1790 - 1853
m. 19 December 1821
  1. Washington ChristopherAbt 1824 - Bet 1850 & 1853
  2. Pamela Jane ChristopherAbt 1827 - 1861
Facts and Events
Name John C. Christopher
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1762
Marriage 19 December 1787 Lunenburg County, Virginiato Nancey Ussery
Marriage 19 December 1821 Lunenburg County, Virginiato Elizabeth Winn
Death? 1840 Lunenburg County, Virginia

Contents

Land Records

  • April 12, 1798-Deed 18-21: William and Sally Ussery to John C. Christopher, 100 acres, for 50 lbs. (Note: William Ussery appears to be the brother-in-law of John Christopher).
  • Lunenburg Deed Book 11/14/1806 Sally, wife of William Ussery, relinquished dower rights to 107 acres conveyed to John Christopher Jan 5, 1798 Recorded April 19, 1807
  • Deed 21-62A April 9 1807: William and Sally Ussery to John Christopher

Will Transcript

WILL OF JOHN C. CHRISTOPHER
In the name of God Amen, I, John Christopher, of the County of Lunenburg, State of Virginia, being in good health and of sound mind and memory (blessed be almighty God for the same) do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following.
First, after the payment of all my Just Debts, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth Christopher, one negro woman named Vincy and her increase, one bed and bed clothing, together with one bed and bed clothing, together with the trund and chest, known in the family as my wifes.
2nd. I loan to my wife during her natural life 160 acres of land including my houses and at her death to go to my son Washington. The balance of my land, I wish divided Theod”k Love and my daughter Pamelia Jane, in the following manner that is to say, I wish the line to commence at a corner white oak near the gate on the path to the house to run from thence to the Church Road-cutting off the above bequest of 160 acres to my wife and Washington., to the south, and the north part of the tract to be divided between Theod”k Love and Pamelia Jane. 100 acres of which I wish to be given to Theod”k Love and the balance to Pamelia Jane.
3rd. To my daugher Nancy, I give one bed and bed clothing together with Ten dollars annually untile the death of my wife, the money to be paid from the crops raised on the plantation.
4thly. To my Grandaughter Sarah Ann Elizabeth Cornelia Barnes, I give the sum of Fifty Dollars to be paid when she attains to eighteen years of age, and at the death of my wife I wish her to have an equal part oof my estate, with the rest of my children.
5thly. To Washington and Pamelia Jane I give one bed and bed clothing to each. To Washington one horse, and saddle, together with my still and to Pamelia Jane I give my clock.
6th The debts that I may be owing at the time of my decease, I wish paid from the sale of the crops, on hand or from the sale of such part of my stock, as may with greatest convenience be spared from the premies.
7th After my decease, I wish my negro man Lewis to be hired out, until the death of my wife either monthly or yearly at the descretion of my executor.
Lastly at the death of my wife, I wish all the estate of every description that has not been desposed of by this will sold publickly on a credit of twelve months and the proceeds equally divided among all my children.
I nominate William G. Overton, Washington Maddux and Henderson Lee executors of this my Last Will and Testament.
Signed the 16 day of May, 1838
(Signed) John Christopher
Witnesses: George H Lee
Gillee M Bacon
Edward C Scott


Estate Inventory

John Christopher
Inventory
Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of John Christopher, Dec'd come 17th March 1840 to wit:
4 Dishes @ 30c 1/2 doz blue edged plates 2/3 1.5750
1/2 doz Iwerhead (?) plates 3/ 8 cups & 7 saucers 2/3 .8750
5 teaspoons 1/. 6 table do(?) 2/3 .56
2 pitchers 1/6 glass cream pot 1/6 2 bowls 1/6 .66
1 sugar dish 1/6 2 small items 1/6 2 s stems 1/6 1.00
3 tumblers & 2 wine glasses 36oz vinegar crav??? 1% .66
1 pr craft candle sticks 9% 3 scarfs 7/6 1 rule 9% 1.56
1 pine table 6/. droping table 3/ Flay Hackles(?) 1/6 1.75
Funnel and washpan 2/3 1 pr sad irons 6/6 1.12
Collins ---- 1.75, 2 shuttles 50c Hammock(?) 50c 2.75
1 Funnell 6 1/4 5 pr C----- 7/6 2 pr sheep shears ? 1,81
2 chest & toilet, 12/. Trunk toilet and folding table 15/ 6.50
2 New trunks $6.50. 5 beds, bed and furniture $6 69.00
10 settery chains $3. 1 Clock $6. 9.00
3 table leaves 9/. 1 Coffee mill 1/1 1.7 1.75
1 pr Halyards 15/ 1 side saddle $6 8.50
1 mans saddle, bridle & Martingale $10 10.00
2 butter pots 3 jugs & 1 stone pitcher 15/ 2.00
8 tubs 1 coffee cooler 2 spinning wheels 3.75
1 kitchen table, trunnal bed & stead .75
1/2 dz knives & forks Tin Pan & Candle moulds 3/ .50
Tray 9c, 3 pot, 2 ovens 1 skillet and frying pan 3.50 3.63
----- Kettle, G---- Iron & pot hooks .75
1 Loom 1 pr warping cards (rest unreadable) 12/ 2.00
450 lbs bacon @ 9c Butter Pot & Lard 12/ 58.25
Barrels & logers in smoke house 3/ .50
50 barrels corn @15/ 1 year old filly $30 155.00
1-- 4 year old Colt $30 Wagon & Harness $5 35.00
3 Cra_les & Blades $3 1 Gig & Harness $10 13.00
1 Still & worm $30 Plantation Utensels $12 42.00
1 Grindstone 75c 4 cases H_____ & 7 barrels $3 3.75
1--4 horse wagon $12 Oats in house $5.621/2 17.62 1/2
1 cutting knife 12/ R_____ H_____ 12/ 6.00
1 Bay mare $80 1 dark bay horse $50 130.00
15 sheep & L------ @15/. 14 head of hogs 9/ 58.50
1 yoke oxen $35 12 head of Cattle @ $8 131.00
3 stacks of oats @$10 30.00
1 Negro Man Lewis 150.00
1 Negro Man Harry 750.00
1 Negro Woman Vinnie 600.00
1 Negro Woman Beedy 500.00
Total: 2589.77
Agreeable to the annexed order, we have appraised all the estate of John Christopher deceased (as __________of us) this 18th day of March 1840.
/s/ Gillis M Bacon
R W Bragg
Jake Brown
In Lunenburg County Court , the Clerks Office of Lunenburg County, 18 April 1840. The above inventory and appraisement was returned and ordered to be recorded.
teste
William H Taylor Clk
Recorded Will Book 11, page 409A-410


Records in Virginia

Page 210A Jan 26, 1808
Inquisition at house of Jesse Brown of Lunenburg Co., found dead--Maclin Morgan of same county adduced by jury to have murdered sd Brown 25 Jan 1808, by stroke on each side of sd Brown's head: Ad Morgan is not known to have goods or chattels, lands or tenements within ad county or elsewhere.
Sig: D. Street, Coroner, Thos. Blackwell, Pleasant Ussery, Josiah Reese, John Goodwyn, Jno. Christopher, John Peace (+), John Laffoon(+), Vince Inge, Samuel Skinner,(+), Sam'l Peace, Wm. Wallace.
Recorded 8 Sept 1808


March 19__, John Christopher and his wife Nancy Ussery, the daughter of John Ussery, Sr., deceased vs Elizabeth Ussery adminx of John Ussery, dec'd
[Source: Lunenburg Court Order Book 21, pg 331]
References
  1.   United States. 1810 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M252).

    1810 Census Lunenburg Co., Va.
    1 male to 10 Robert (Theodrick should be shown here, but is not.)
    2 male to 16 John Ussery and William
    1 male to 16/20 Coleman
    1 male to 45+ John Sr.
    3 female to 10 ?***** ? Theodrick ?
    2 female to 26 Nancy Jr. & ?
    1 female to 45 Nancy Sr.

  2.   United States. 1820 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M33).

    1820 Census Lunenburg Co., Va.
    1 male to 16 Theodrick Love
    3 males 16/26 John U, William, Robert
    1 male + 45 John Sr.
    2 female to 16 ? ??????
    2 females to 45 Nancy Sr and Nancy Jr

  3.   United States. 1830 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M19).

    1830 Census Lunenburg Co., Va.

    1 male 5/10 Washington
    1 male 20/30 Theodrick
    1 male 60/80 John
    2 female to 5 Pamela Jane and ?
    1 female 20/30 Elizabeth Winn Christopher
    2 female 40/50 Nancy Jr. and ?

  4.   United States. 1840 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M704).

    1840 Census Lunenburg Co., Va. Shows Elizabeth as head of household and
    since John died shortly after the 1st of the year, he
    must have already been seriously ill at the time the
    census was taken. His will was filed 2/10/1840, so if
    I can find the date of the census, we can get pretty
    close to the actual date of death.

  5.   http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/r/o/Howard-D-Crose-FL/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0079.html