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Re: Isaac Depoy of Rockingham, VA
Posted by: Janice McAlpine (ID *****0672) Date: January 14, 2006 at 06:15:08
In Reply to: Re: Isaac Depoy of Rockingham, VA by Glendle Griggs of 57


Isaac Depoy, Jr., b. 1760-1770, is often listed as the one who married Anna or Christina Yeakley in Rockingham Co. in 1794. This marriage would have been with a daughter of George and Anna Yeakley,Sr., not with the widow Yeakley. It is possible that the marriage actually was between Isaac Depoy, Sr., who would have been a 66 year-old widower in 1794, and the widow Yeakley who would have been 54 in 1794, but, if that were the case, I am surprised that George Yeakley, Sr.'s, estate was not distributed to his children in 1794/1795. In addition, there is no hint among Depoy researchers of a second marriage for Isaac Depoy, Sr.

I have not seen George Yeakley, Sr.'s, estate papers, but I assume that George Yeakley, Jr., and his mother, the widow Anna, were co-executors. In the normal course of things, the estate would have remained open until the widow died or remarried. At that point, the residual estate would have been distributed to the heirs -- usally the children. If the widow had remarried, she would likely not have received a share of the final distribution. However, if a daughter Anna were married to Isaac Depoy,Jr., he would have signed for the daughter's share of the estate distribution. So, is it clear from the estate documents that Isaac Depoy was signing for the widow or could he have been signing for a daughter?


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