Sharp,  Mary

Sharp, Mary

Female Bef 1728 - Bef 1809  (< 81 years)

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  • Name Sharp, Mary  [1
    Born Bef 1728  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef Sep 1809  Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Probate 18 Sep 1809
    Person ID I31910  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 

    Family 1 Summers, John,   b. 1718, Of, Prince George, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1788, Fairfax, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married Aft 1770  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F11874  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ferguson, Joshua 
    Children 
     1. Ferguson, Joseph  []
     2. Ferguson, Mary  []
     3. Ferguson, Nancy,   b. 1770, Fairfax County,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     4. Ferguson, William  []
     5. Ferguson, Joshua  []
     6. Ferguson, John Sharp  []
     7. Ferguson, Elizabeth  []
     8. Ferguson, Judey  []
     9. Ferguson, Ann  []
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F11875  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Aft 1770 - Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef Sep 1809 - Fairfax County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Mary Sharp Story
    Mary Sharp Story

  • Notes 
    • John Summers will written 28 Jan 1788. Deed dated Nov 1740 was transferred to his children in 1785, for 1000 acres of land in Kentucky County, N & S of Mill Creek, bordering the Ohio River. John's 3rd wife, Marey, was widow of Joshua Ferguson (will proved 7 Apr 1770), and the Mother of John' s children;s spouses- Elizabeth Ferguson and James Sharp Ferguson.

      Mary's maiden name unproven.

      Noting the name James Sharp Ferguson, some researchers believe that Mary Sharp and Mary Knchloe are the same persson

      Marey Summers was on the tax rolls until 1796.
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      Fairfax County Wills = microfilm, pages 219-220 & beginning on 396 the inventory &c.
      Will and Inventory of Mary Summers

      In the name of God Amen, I Mary Summers of Fairfax Co & State of Virginia being of perfect mind and memory do hereby make my last will & Testament in manner & form following that is to say I give & bequeath to my son James S. Farguson my young horse.I also give and bequeath to my Daughter Nancy Parmer my part of the Waggon also all my ?chany and silver teaspoons.Item further my will and desire is that the rest of my Estate should be equally divided amongst all my children, allowing Sarah my old House servant for her faithful attendance on me to have an equal part with my children in said estate.
      And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son James S. Furguson and Thomas Parmer executor of this my last will and Testament.
      I have hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five.
      Item - further my will & desire is that all my wearing apparel to be divided between my four daughters.

      Mary "x" Summers.
      Wit: Henry Whaley, William Simmons, Libby "x" Dove, Thos. Lindsay.

      At a court held for Fairfax County the 18th day of September 1809.This last will & testament of Mary Summers deceased was presented in Court by James S. Farguson one of the Executors herein named who made oath hereto the same having been duly proved by oaths of Henry Whaley & Thomas Lindsay & was admitted to record.

      In compliance with the Order we the subscribers have Inventoried and appraised all and singular Estate of Mary Summers dec'd as presented to our view by James S. Farguson this 4th day of December 1810.Returned to Fairfax County the 21st day of October 1811 & ordered to be recorded

      Some items: Beds, furniture, counterpains, blankets, quilts, walnut chests, trunks, 6 green chairs, walnut tables, pine chest, chairs, looking glass, table cloths, towels, baskets, cannisters, sugar dish, 7 knives, 4 bake pans, breakfast table, walnut chairs, books, earthen dishes, pots, bowls, wash basons, more bake pans, 5 tea pots, sugar bowls, cream jugs, butter boat, pitchers, 2 salts, mustard pot, pepper boxes, goblets, tumblers, wine glasses, vinegar cruet, china cups and saucers, 6 silver tea spoons, silver sugar tongs, porrage b asons, plates, spoons, cullender, 3 pepper casters, candle moulds, candle sticks, cups, hold safe, Rye in the Hds, 1 roan horse, a white horse, 1 mare, one bay mare, half the waggon, 9 sheep, 8 hogs, 10 shoats, hogg, parcel of cabbage, black steer with white face, black and white cow and calf, more livestock, corn, tobacco hanging, wheat, rye, straw, oats, barrells, churn, scales & weights, 2 Linen wheels, leather, sythes & cradles, waggon tent, carpet, 5 baggs, tea kettle, ladle, spoon skimmers, pot holders, roasting spit, grid iron, chamber pots, earthern pots, hackles, spice morters, brass kettle, stone jugs, stone pots, bottles, vials, sisors, brushes, grind stone, fire tongs, grubbing hoes, broad hoes, coopers all, hedge shars, dung fork, hand saws, coopers tools, hammers, saddles new and old, bridles, various plows, brandy, axes, kitchen table, iron pot and hooks, Dutch oven, griddles, Wooden Ware, bread trays, rolling pins, fish tubs, flax not broke, 4 baskets of dried apples, tubs, fire dogs, smoothing irons, sewing augers, 21barrells of cyder, 92 bushes of wheet, 5 bushels of flax seed, barrell of flour - for a total of = $995.38

      signed Opie Lindsay, Joseph Porrele, Thomas Lindsay & Edward Dulin.

      At a court for Fairfax the 21st day of October 1811, this Inventory & appraisement of the Estate of Mary Summers deceased was returned and ordered recorded.
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      WILL of Johsua Ferguson: Fairfax Co., VA Will Book C, Page 78+
      In the name of God Amen, I Joshua Ferguson of the County of Fairfax and Parish of Truro . . . Item it is my will and desire that all my just debts be paid and that then the whole residue of my estate be equally divided amongst all my children, Viz. John Ferguson, Ann Ferguson, Judey Ferguson, Joshua Ferguson, Mary Ferguson, Joseph Ferguson, Elizabeth Ferguson, William Ferguson and the child that my loving wife Mary Ferguson is big with in manner following, that is to say that my son John Ferguson do receive one half of his proportionable part as soon as a division can be made after my death and the other half to remain in the hands of my loving wife Mary Ferguson so long as she shall remain a widow and no longer. And that my above named and expressed children do receive one half of their proportionable parts as soon as they shall be of full age and the other part to remain in the hands of my loving wife Mary Ferguson so long as she shall remain a widow and no longer but then be delivered up to my above named children. Item - It is my will and desire that if any of my above named children should die before they should arrive to full age that then it is my will and desire that share proportional parts be equally divided amongst my surviving children. Item - It is my will and desire that my loving friends William Stone, James Moore, and Marcellus Littlejohn do allot and equally divide my whole estate among my children and I do appoint my loving wife Mary Ferguson and my loving son John Ferguson my whole and sole Executors of this my last will and testament. Given under my hand and seal this first day of January one thousand seven hundred and seventy.
      Signed and Sealed in
      presence of us Joshua Ferguson
      Charles Broadwater, William Stone
      and Gabriel Baxter
      At a court held for the County of Fairfax 16th April 1770 - This will was presented in Court by Mary Ferguson one of the Executors herein named who made oath thereto and of the same being proved by the oaths of the witnesses is admitted to record of the said Executrix having performed what is usual in such cases and certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.
      Teste P. Wagener Junr. Dep. Ct.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1155] Will of Johsua Ferguson: Fairfax Co., VA Will Book C, Page 78+.

    2. [S1149] Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties.

    3. [S1157] Will of Mary Ferguson Summers.