Will of John Sitlington, grandfather of Jane and James Erwin

in Wills, Miscellaneous

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Will of John Sitlington "of the Cowpasture":
To only surviving son Robert my Negro Fellow (Lish), my best coat,
jacket, britches and big "byble".
To dutiful daughter Jane Crawford, £20. To daughter Jennet Slone,
To daughter Elizabeth Kelso "my home plantation with all its
buildings, orchards and improvements of every kind", £20, and Negro
wench Vilet.
To daughters Mary Young and Ann Baty, £20 each.
Any balance equally to daughters.

Inventory, valued at £159.6.3, filed 25 Jan 1798 by Joseph Mayes,
James Graham and Samuel McDannald. It included household furniture,
farm equipment, livestock (cattle, horses, sheep and hogs), corn, rye
straw, wheat, oaks, and flax.
Birth: in Ireland
Death: BEF JAN 1798 in Bath Co., VA
Will: 12 SEP 1792 Bath Co., VA
Probated at January Court 1798. Executor: Son-in-law, James Kelso.
Wit: John Dickinson, William Rhea, Andrew Sitlington and Galathiel

Father: John SITLINGTON b: in Ireland

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
According to Diehl, John Sitlington with son-in-law James Kelso was
the one who married Barbara Hull and then as second wife married
Elizabeth (Wallace) McDonald or McDannald, daughter of Matthew Wallace
and his wife Sarah Brown. These two wives actually seem to belong to
his grandson, John.
Robert SITLINGTON b: NOV 1749
Jennet [Janet] SITLINGTON
Elizabeth "Betsy" SITLINGTON

Abbrev: Bath Wills & Inv - Bruns
Title: Abstracts of the Wills and Inventories of Bath County, Virginia
Author: Jean Randolph Bruns
Publication: Clearfield Co., by GPC, 1995
Page: p. 13

Sitlington Heirs vs. Sitlington's Widow--O. S. 79; N. S. 27--Bill, 3d
December, 1805. Orators are viz: James Kelso, and Eltzabeth, his wife,
John Young and Polly, his wife; Nathan Crawford and Jane, his wife;
Jennet Sloan (Kean?), Andrew Beaty and Agness, his wife; Edward
McLaughlin and Jane, his wife; of whom Elizabeth, Polly, Jane Crawford,
Jennet and Agness are the daughters and Jane Erwin is granddaughter of
John Sutlington, deceased. John was brother of whole blood of Andrew
Sutlington, of Bath. Andrew died 1787 without issue, widow Elizabeth.
He made a will, dated 1801, and this suit is to contest it on account of
inability by age and infirmity, being 90 years old. Andrew had writt
John in Ireland to come to Virginia. He married Elizabeth when aged. She
was a Montgomery? Her brother (?) John was a preacher. Defendants
are viz: Elizabeth Sutlingon (widow of Andrew), Jacob Warwick, Andrew
Sutlingon Warwick, Andrew Sutlington (son of Robert Sutlington),
John Montgomery, and Andrew Erwin. Jacob Warwick answers that oratrix,
Jane McLaughlin, is niece of Andrew Sutlington, who is understood
to have had a half-sister, Mrs. Sherman, living in Pennsylvania at his death.
Andrew had married the mother of Jacob. Elizabeth answers that John
Sutlington had a son, Robert, now living in Bath. James Erwin is brother
of Jane McLaughlin. Andrew died 15th April, 1804. He was in his
85th year. John Sutlington came to this country in 1774. Andrew and
Elizabeth were married in 1779. Andrew Sitlington's will dated 12th
October, 1801. Proved in Bath County, June, 1804. Wife Elizabeth; legat
Gean Crawford, wife of Nathan Crawford. Legatee Andrew Sitlington
Crawford, son of Nathan. Legatee Gennet Sloan and her daughter,
Polly Sloan. Legatee Polly Young, wife of John Young. Legatee Agness
Beaty, wife of Andrew Beaty. Legatee Elizabeth Kelso, wife of James
Kelso. Legatee Elizabeth, Sitlington Kelso, daughter of Elizabeth Kelso,
Legatee nephew, James Erwin. Legatee nephew, Andrew Erwin. Legatee
niece Jean McGloughlin, wife of Edward, and her son, Andrew McGloughlin.
Legatee Andrew Sitlington McDonald, son of Samuel. Legatee
Elizabeth McDonald, daughter of John. Legatee Elizabeth McDonald,
daughter of Samuel. Legatee Andrew Sitlington Warwick, son of Jacob.
Legatee Andrew Sitlington, son of Robert. Letter by Andrew to John dated
Greenbrier, 25th September, 1776, speaks of brother William (in
Pennsylvania), and brother Thomas, of sister Elizabeth.

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