Person:Susannah Stokes (2)

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Susannah Stokes
d.abt. 1796
m. 23 September 1753
m. 27 September 1775
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Name Susannah Stokes
Gender Female
Birth? abt. 1728 Brunswick County, Virginia
Marriage 23 September 1753 Lunenburg County, Virginiato Jacobus Christopher
Marriage 27 September 1775 Lunenburg County, Virginiato Frederick Nance
Death? abt. 1796

History

"Haley and Related Families" by Edward F. Haley

Susannah Stokes Christopher, the widow of Jacobus, had lost her father, Young Stokes, about three years before the death of her husband. In his will of August 23, 1769, which was probated December 13, 1770, Young Stokes left the following family - his widow, Elizabeth Stokes, and the following children: Henry Stokes, who was given land at the head of Tusekiah Creek; Cecelia Stokes; Silvanus Stokes; Allen Stokes; William Stokes; Susannah Christopher, wife of Jacobus; Mary Ann Neal; Lucy Anderson; and Elizabeth Blagrave. No children resulted from the marriage of Jacobus Christopher and Susannah Stokes.

The year following the death of her husband, on the 3rd of October, 1775, being about to marry a second time to Frederick Nance of Charlotte, she recorded an instrument at Lunenburg Court which gave her the sole right to her one-ninth part of her father's estate, and then to her heirs. Her second husband was to have no control over it.

Susannah Stokes Christopher married the second time Frederick Nance on the 27th of September, 1775. Frederick Nance was the son of John Nance, formerly of Amelia, who had sold to Jacobus Christopher the plantation on which Susannah and her first husband had resided.

John Nance was living in Lunenburg at the time of his death. His will was written on February 28, 1761, and probated on July 6, 1762.

03 Oct 1775 - 11 Jan 1776 (Lunenburg Co VA DB12:492-494) 3 Oct 1775. Marriage Agreement. Frederick NANCE of Charlotte & Susanna CHRISTOPHER of Lunenburg in trust to Henry STOKES of Lunenburg Susanna's (1) undivided 1/9 part of estate of Young STOKES, her father now decd., (mother Elizabeth STOKES), and (2) under will of Jacobus CHRISTOPHER, decd., remainder to Elizabeth wife of Cyrus MINOR of Lunenburg. S/Frederick [his mark*] NANCE, Susanna CHRISTOPHER, Henry STOKES.

Wits: Ambrose ELLIS, James ROBERTSON, D. STOKES, Jr. Rec. 11 Jan 1776. (Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Abstracts, 1771-1777, Deed Book 12,

June Banks Evans, Bryn Ffyliaid Publications, New Orleans, LA 70124, 1990) *See Abstract for mark. Note that D. STOKES was probably David STOKES, Jr. who wit. will of William MURRELL of Lunenburg.