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Re: Robert Ellyson m. Anne Myhill, VA circa 1750
Posted by: jacqueline hudson (ID *****8141) Date: May 07, 2003 at 06:56:53
In Reply to: Robert Ellyson m. Anne Myhill, VA circa 1750 by Stephen Moody of 45

Re:Stephen Moody's inquiry of Feb. 2003, the book, "Francis Moody and Descendants" contains much information on the Gerard Ellyson of Chesterfield CO., Va., who apparently had several children by Frances Moody. His will dated 13 sept. 1770 left his wife Sarah her right of dower, but left extensive property to Frances Moody and four children - Onan, Enos, Mene and Elmo, some of which were referred to as godchildren,and later used the surname Ellyson. The Moody book goes into some detail about them and also about Frances' subsequent marriage. Gerard's will specified that if the Moody children died before coming of age, their bequests would go to his nephews Gerard, Robert and Thomas Ellyson. Gerard's widow had the last laugh on her philandering husband, as the Virginia Gazette of 14 March 1771 reported the marriage of 85-year old Sarah Ellyson, widow of Gerard Ellyson, to William Carter, age 23, son of John Carter of Henrico Co., Va. The Moody book also has information on this. Note that this man used only Gerard Ellyson - not Gerard Robert Ellyson. If his widow was 85 in 1771, he must have been born about 1685. It appears that he may have been a cousin of the Quaker, Gerard Robert Ellyson, whose wife was also named Sarah, and who died circa 1749. Much more research is needed to sort out the various Gerards and ROberts in the Ellyson family.

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