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Richard Dollins married Elizabeth Mallory
Posted by: Jean Cothran (ID *****2750) Date: June 14, 2004 at 09:38:16
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In January 1738, John Mallory first moved to Orange co.
from Hanover Co. See the indenture DB3, 48-50.

The Dollins were already in Orange County, as evidenced by
Sarah's witness of records in St. Mark's Parish, Orange co.
So, the two families first meet in St. Marks Parish in 1738.

At that time we estimate Elizabeth to be born abt 1720, and
would be 18 years old, Richard, who was born in 1718, would
be 20 years old, and Presley, born in 1724 would b3 14 years
old. I think this gets rid of the point that Presley's Elizabeth could be Elizabeth Mallory. He was two young to
enter the picture.

John Mallory's will, which was written in 1772, and probated
Sept. 22, 1774, in Orange County, shows his wife Anne, his sons William, Thomas, Roger, Nathan, and John. His
daughters Elizabeth Dollings, and Ann Smith.
The pertinent part for our purposes is --Item, I give
and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Dollings, one
negro girl, named Janey to her and her heirs, forever.

At almost the same time, Richard Dollins will, was being
probated in Albemarle County,on October, 1774. His
will was most unusual, in that where, normally men lent
their property to their wives for the natural life and
then to go to sons, etc., in this case Richard, was
differant. Item, I do give and bequeath unto my well\
loved wife Elizabeth and my daughter ANN, the land that
I now live on, during both their lives and after that
to my son Presley.

Later, in 1784, Elizabeth Mallory Dollins gives to her
son, Presley, three negroes, Jane, and her increase, etc.

Ann was certainly unmarried, in 1774, and probably abt
37 or 38 years old. This would have made her a spinster,
and maybe in ill health. She was probably gone, by
1784, when Elizabeth gave her slaves to PResley.

Elizabeth Dollins, widow of PResley, also gave slaves
to her children, in 1796. The slaves names did not
include a Jane, and none of Elizabeth's children were
named Ann.

Points for the Marriage to Richard

The name Ann to honor her mother and sister.
The name Jane, to identify the slave given by her father.
The age of Presley in 1738.


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