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Re: Conrad Mawyer - Amherst Co, VA c. 1806
Posted by: a sharp (ID *****7504) Date: March 06, 2004 at 16:47:48
In Reply to: Re: Conrad Mawyer - Amherst Co, VA c. 1806 by Marshall Mawyer of 155

       Conrad was born between 1770 and 1775, according to the 1820 and 1830 censuses for Nelson County. In 1810, he was counted in Albemarle County as age 26<45, as was Elizabeth, with one female 10<16 (obviously not from this marriage) and two males under ten. In 1820, he was in Nelson County and both he and wife were over 45. There were three children age 10<16, two boys and a girl, and one boy under 10. In 1830, Conrad and Elizabeth were 50<60, and the three older children were all 20<30.

       Administration of the estate of Conrad Moyer deceased was granted on 25 Jun 1832, in Nelson County, to Thomas A. Moyer. (Nelson Co Will Book D, p 181) The widow by law had the right to be administratrix, and the naming of another person indicates that she had died, had refused to serve, or was incompetent. The minimum age to be an administrator was 18, although such a responsibility was rarely granted to anyone under 21 because only persons over 21 could make a binding contract. Thus Thomas Moyer was probably born before 26 Jun 1811, which is consistent with the age of the two surviving sons. Usually, a son was next to be granted administration after the widow.

Has your research yielded any evidence as to the names of the other children of Conrad and Elizabeth?

And do you know when Jacob moved from Albemarle to Amherst county?

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