Person:Joseph Mays (4)

Joseph Mays
d.16 April 1840 Bath County, Virginia
m. 2 June 1750
  1. Rebecca Mays1751-1764 -
  2. Esther Mays1751-1764 -
  3. Nancy Mays1751-1764 -
  4. James Mays1751-1764 -
  5. Joseph Mays1750/51 - 1840
  6. Isaac MaysBef 1757 -
m. abt. 14 June 1787
  1. Elizabeth Mays1792 - 1844
Facts and Events
Name Joseph Mays
Alt Name Joseph Mayse
Gender Male
Birth? 17 March 1750/51 Prob. Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage abt. 14 June 1787 Augusta County, Virginiato Agnes 'Nancy' Hicklin
Death? 16 April 1840 Bath County, Virginia

Joseph Mays was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Will of Joseph Mays

Pg. 501. Will of Joseph Mayse, dated Sept. 28, 1833
Wit: James A. Cochran, Samuel Lewis, A.P. Strother
Probated May 1840 Court
Exec: son George and George Francisco
Beq: to wife Nancy land on the east side of the Cowpasture where we now live, with all land attached thereto, for her lifetime; two slaves, 3 head of cattle, 10 sheep, 2 "beads" and furniture and cupboard and contents
to son Thomas his wife's land except a tract known as Beach Bottom cleared and under fence, embracing the old river channel between the fence and the fill; 100 acres on the north-west side of the Cowpasture, adjoining my old tract
to son James 100 acres adjoining this 100, 5 acres adjoining John Lewis, and my old tract with the residue of lands on the west side of the Cowpasture where James Mayse lives, and the Beach Bottom
to son George Negro woman Alecy and four male children, in trust for the use of daughter Nancy Richards
to son George and John equally and other sleves, with the instruction that Sally and her daughter Charlotte not be separated
to sons James and Thomas the waggon, gears and farm utensils to daughter Elizabeth Francisco all the horses, cattle, sheep and hogs
Codicil: to daughter Elizabeth Francisco a set of silver tablespoons, a bureau, cupboard and contents, all beds and furniture, and all other household and kitchn furniture. Aug. 21, 1837.
Wit: A.P. Strother and Charles L. Francisco
[Abstract of Wills and Inventories of Bath County, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 197].

Records of Joseph Mays in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - MAY 20, 1783. - (52) Pension of Joseph Mays, wounded at Point Pleasant, 1774, to be continued.
  • Page 336.---25th July, 1786. Joseph Mays, Sr.'s, will-To wife, Rebekah, son, James; daughter, Ester, deceased, and daughter, Rebekah, are provided for, to son, Joseph; son, Isaac (cabin where Michael Francisco formerly lived); daughter, Nancy; sister, Sarah; to Archibald. Executors, Col. John Dickinson, Richard Mays. 4th April, 1787, receipt by the legatees, viz: Rebecca Maze, Joseph Maze, Nancy Shad (Shields?), Isaac Maze. Teste: Jno. Dickinson, Richard Maise, Samuel Shrewsberry (bury). Proved, 21st June, 1791, by Ro. Hall, 26th August, 1812, commission to Woodford County, Ky., to take deposition of witness Samuel Shannon. Executed, 5th April, 1813. Fully proved and recorded 28th March, 1814.
  • Marriage Bond - 1787--June 14, Joseph Maze and John Bosang, James Culbertson, sureties. Joseph Maze and Agness Hicklin, daughter of Hugh Hickland (consent). Teste: Saml. McDonnald, Hugh McDonnald.
  • Vol. 1 - APRIL 16, 1788. - (502) Joseph Maze proved that he received his wounds at Point Pleasant on October, 1774, under command of Colonel Andrew Lewis.
  • Vol. 1 - JULY 15, 1788. - (551) Joseph Mays, pensioner, to receive £8 for 1786, and £8 for 1787.
  • Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY 15, 1791. - (383) Joseph Maze to be paid £8, his pension for 1790.
  • Vol. 1 - JANUARY 19, 1793. - (229-231) Joseph Mays to be paid £8, pension for 1791, and same for 1792.
  • Vol. 1 - 31st October, 1793.--Gov. Henry Lee certifies that said Joseph Maze is continued on pension list.
  • Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY 18, 1794. - (52) Joseph Mays to receive £8, his pension for 1793.
  • Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY 17, 1795. - (221) Joseph Mays to be paid £8, pension for 1794.
  • Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY 16, 1796. - (411) Sheriff of Bath to pay Joseph Maze £8, pension for 1795.
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