James Lamkin and Winifred

This post goes from 1722 to 1791.

Here are their generations like links in a chain, at a glance:

JAMES → Hannah m. Thomas WilbournWilliamChampionAmonet WashingtonWilliam HarveyElla Washington (Rae) (our grandmother)

A Sketch

James

He was born October 27, 1722, St. Stephen’s Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia. Since his oldest child was born in 1742, he married Winifred (last name unknown so far) probably around 1740. He died between July 4, 1788, when his will was written and July 9, 1791, Columbia County, Georgia, where and when his will was probated (see below).

Winifred

Her maiden name is not known (so far), but she gave her daughter Betty “Brown.” Also, a Winifred appears in the St. Stephen’s Parish birth records near James, in 1722. Her father’s name was Lancaster. Winifred was probably born around 1722, just like her husband. She died at an unknown date and place. A check of the probate records where she probably lived in Georgia reveals nothing (so far). Her children living nearby probably subsumed her estate under theirs/

More about them:

James and Winifred started out in Northumberland County, Virginia. Then they moved to Lunenburg County, Virginia, between February 22, 1760, when their son Cleopas was born in St. Stephen’s Parish, Northumberland, and February 12, 1765 when James buys property in St. James’s Parish, Lunenburg.

St. James Parish is where John Wilbourn resided, and James Lamkin’s daughter Hannah and John’s son Thomas married. But where did they decide to tie the knot? (Click on Hannah and Thomas’s post, above, to find out).

Yet, James and Winifred’s main county and area of residence was in Mecklenburg, Virginia, on the Woodpecker Branch of Bluestone Creek. Again, this is the same vicinity as Thomas Wilbourn’s property. So Hannah and Thomas had the chance to meet and marry.

James served as a constable in Mecklenburg County during the Revolutionary War. Per DAR standards, this qualifies him to be a Patriot. For more details, see this section, below.

James Lamkin appears in the Mecklenburg County, Virginia, 1782 Census / Tax List in the Lewis Parham District, a few farms down from his son Jeremiah. There are four whites and four blacks in his household (ancestry.com). However, there is a slight possibility that this James could be his son of the same name.

Then, James and Winifred moved from Mecklenburg County, Virginia, to Richmond and Columbia County, Georgia, between November 8, 1784, when James Sr. is named as having the power of attorney for his son Jeremiah, in Mecklenburg, and July 24, 1788, Richmond County, Georgia, when he writes his will. There James and Winifred finished out their life. James did for sure, but we don’t know when or where Winifred died.

A marriage record at ancestry.com says a certain Winneford (another record says Winnifred) Lamkin married Henry Dalton January 8, 1801, in Richmond County, Georgia, but surely this is Winifred’s granddaughter.

James Lamkin’s Ancestry

The Lamkin family has been in America for a long time.

Generation One:

Jeremiah Lamkin was born after 1595, in Ratcliff, Middlesex, England. He died in or after 1660 in Surrey County, Virginia. He married Martha (maiden name unknown). Go here.

One research at ancestry.com agrees, though not going as far back; go here.

For some sample data on the early Lamkins of Northumberland and Westmoreland Counties, Virginia, please visit these posts here, here (do a ctrl-f search on Lamkin), and here.

The most accurate source can be summed up, as follows:

Generation Two (or One):

This is the first generation we know about.

Thomas Lamkin was possibly born in Norwich, Norfolk, England, around 1610 and married before 1647 to (1) Ellenor (last name unknown). He moved to America before 6 October 1653, when he received land for bringing Eleanor over; Thomas married again to (2) Connegan Walker, daughter of John Walker, in Northumberland County, Virginia. He died between 14 November 1662 and 26 November, 1665, when his orphan daughter Mary was sent to be trained by John and Elizabeth Motley.

Thomas and Eleanor’s offspring:

John, George, Mary, and Thomas

Generation Three (or Two):

George Lamkin was born about in 1652, Lancaster Co., Virginia. He married Hannah Cox, probably daughter of Vincent Cox, before 6 July 1672; she was born about 1654 in Northumberland County, Virginia. She died before 25 September 1744 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He died before 29 July 1692, when his will was approved.

His children with Hannah Cox: John, George, and James

Generation Four (or Three):

James Lamkin was born about 1676 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He died between April 2, 1736 when his will was dated in St. Stephen’s Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia, and 19 May 1736, when his will was presented to court. He had married Jane Johnstone. He moved to Northumberland Co., Virginia, about 1719.

Offspring of James and Jane:

George, Eleanor, Mary, Lewis, James, Jane, John, Peter, Jeremiah, Hannah

Source: Wilkins, Dr. Harold E. and Barbara Jean Mathews, ed. The Descendants of Thomas Lamkin of the Northern Neck of Virginia. Boston: Newbury Street Press, 2001.

It is James in the list who is the subject of this post.

Let’s return to his records.

James and Winifred’s Contribution to the Revolutionary War

October 10, 1776: Mecklenburg County, Virginia. James Lamkin Sr. swore an oath as required by law for a constable (Order Book 4, p. 343).

The court order reads:

James Lamkin, a constable, took the Oath required by Law for the preservation of the Breed of dear [sic, read, deer]

March 10, 1777: Mecklenburg County, Virginia. James Lamkin Sr. is again shown serving as a constable (Order Book 4, p. 352).

The court order reads:

Mark Sharp, Plaintiff, against Hutchins Benton, Defendant} Upon an Attachment sued out by the Plt against the Estate of the Deft for a debt due by notes of hand

This day came the Plt and the attachment having been returned executed on a horse & the Deft failing [careted in: to appear altho solemnly called] to replevy [?] thew same, It is therefore considered by the Court that the Plt recover against the deft twenty pounds sixteen shillings his Debt aforesaid and his Costs by him in this behalf expended, But this Judgement is to be discharged by the Paiment [sic] of thirteen pounds six shillings with Interest on five pounds sixteen shillings part thereof from the twenty fourth day of August 1771, til pain & on seven pounds ten shillings the residue from the eighth day of April 1776, til paid & the Costs. And it is ordered that the sheriff [sic] made sale of the horse attacked [sic, read attached] by James Lamkin, a Constable & pay the produce or so much thereof to the Plt as will satisfy this Judgment & return an account of the Sales to the Court.

We can be sure this is James Senior and not Junior because Junior was 20 years old in 1776, and this is too young to swear an oath for such an important position. Therefore, we should see James Senior carrying on his duty also in 1777.

DAR has approved of him and Winifred.

LAMPKIN, JAMES

Ancestor #: A207190

Service: VIRGINIA

Rank(s): CIVIL SERVICE, PATRIOTIC SERVICE

Birth: 10-27-1722    ST STEVENS PARISH NORTHUMBERLAND CO VIRGINIA

Death: (ANTE) 7-9-1791 COLUMBIA CO GEORGIA

Service Source: ELLIOTT, REV WAR RECS, MECKLENBURG CO, VA, P 95; ABERCROMBIE & SLATTEN, VA REV PUB CLAIMS, VOL 2, P 655

Service Description: 1) CONSTABLE; TOOK OATH OF ALLEGIANCE, 1776;
2) FURNISHED SUPPLIES

Residence 1) County: MECKLENBURG CO – State: VIRGINIA

Link directly to DAR and James and Winifred Lamkin’s page:

James Lampkin

James and Winifred’s Children

  1. Jeremiah

He was born August 9, 1743, St. Stephen’s Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia. He married Tabitha. One researcher says at ancestry.com her maiden name was Smith. They moved to Georgia, before November 15, 1786, from Mecklenburg County, Virginia. The same researcher says he died July 23, 1804, Columbia County, Georgia.

Jeremiah appears very frequently in deed and court order books, in Mecklenburg County. In the court order books he is suing or being sued for debts. Research would reveal a lot.

See this post on Mecklenburg County, for a sample of his records:

The Lamkins of Mecklenburg, Lunenburg and Halifax Counties (Do Crtl-F search on Jeremiah)

On a patriotic note, Jeremiah did his fair share during the Revolutionary War, out of Mecklenburg County, Virginia:

  1. On April 9, 1782, Jeremiah contributed 375 cwt Beef for Continental use (Court Order Book 5, p. 128)
  2. Service of his wagon, team and driver (Court Order Book 5, p. 130)
  3. Service of himself and horse for 10 days (Court Order Book 5, p. 137)

Anyone who descends from him has ample evidence to join the DAR.

The 1782 Census / Tax List for Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Lewis Parham District, shows him there, living with 11 whites and 9 blacks.

In the Reconstructed 1790 Georgia Census at ancestry.com, Jeremiah appears. No other data are given than his name.

There is a Jeremiah Lamkin in the 1830 Census, Dooly County, Georgia. The head of household is marked in the 20-29 age column, but that’s too young to be this Jeremiah. This is probably a son or nephew.

  1. Richard

He was born October 5, 1745, St. Stephen’s Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia. He appears often in deeds, in Lunenburg and Halifax Counties, Virginia, but he is also stated as residing in Charlotte County (same state). So far we have not been able to find his wife’s name in dower relinquishments sections of these deeds, but a marriage record at ancestry.com says her name was Martha (maiden name unknown), and they married . The same researcher says he died January 22, 1810, in Halifax County, Virginia.

See this post on Mecklenburg County, Virginia, for a sample of the deeds and other records:

The Lamkins of Mecklenburg, Lunenburg and Halifax Counties (Do Crtl-F search on Richard).

  1. Samson

He was born March 22, 1749, St. Stephen’s Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia. He appears in many deeds in Mecklenburg and Halifax Counties, Virginia. It seems he owned property there, specifically next to Gunnery Wilbourn, who is most likely a cousin to our Thomas Wilbourn Hannah’s husband). One researcher at ancestry.com says Samson married Ann Doggett who died November 21, 1825, in Columbia County, Georgia. The Doggett family figures in various records in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Per the same researcher, Samson died October 3, 1828, Richmond County, Georgia.

More about him:

Source for marriage

Ancestry.com has a record that says an application was made for a pension due to Samson’s Revolutionary War service, but the application was rejected.

However, on May 12, 1781, May 13, 1782, and December 10, 1782, Samson served as a juror during the Revolutionary War, so this qualifies him to be Patriot, per DAR standards (Court Order Book 5, pp. 95, 142, and 259).

Here are the posts on Mecklenburg County and Halifax County, Virginia:

The Lamkins of Mecklenburg, Lunenburg and Halifax Counties

Ancestry.com, Georgia DAR book of marriages, says a Samson Lamkin married Martha Carter January 25, 1811, in Richmond County, Georgia. Nathaniel C. Snead provided the security. This Samson is probably the elder Samson’s son.

  1. Hannah: she is our direct line, so see her post here:

Hannah Lamkin and Thomas Wilbourn

  1. Betty Brown

She was born January 11, 1754, St. Stephen’s Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia.

More about them:

A Betsey Brown Lamkin married John Boulding, on May 2, 1805, Lunenburg County, Virginia. Richard Dabbs officiated (page 444 in source, below).

However, another marriage record says Patsey Brown Lamkin married John Bouloin or Boldin, May 1, 1805, and the surety was Peter Lamkin (page 397, in source, below)

If this is our Betsey, then she married late, at 51. The fact that she has her maiden name at the time of her marriage indicates she was not married before. So we’re probably dealing with a daughter of Peter Lamkin, who figures very prominently in Lunenburg County. In fact, he appears so often in the records, we didn’t bother to track him. He’s probably a cousin of James Lamkin of this post.

The source for the marriages is Landon C. Bell, The Old Free State: A Contribution to the History of Lunenburg and South Side Virginia, Vol. 2, William Byrd P, Richmond, 1925, pages 397 and 444.

Ancestry.com has a marriage record that says Betsy Lamkin married Reuben Doggett December 24, 1812, in Richmond County, Georgia. Maybe this is the daughter of one of the kids in this list. Otherwise, if this were Betsey’s second marriage, her name would be Boulding.

  1. James

He was born April 20, 1756, St. Stephen’s Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia. One researcher at ancestry.com says he married Mary Dabbs, November 24, 1783, Lunenburg County, Virginia. He is said to have died September 3, 1816, Caswell County, North Carolina.

More about him:

He appears often enough in the deeds and court order books in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. He seems to have achieved a position of influence, but sometimes he’s difficult to distinguish from his father James Sr. because the clerks and recorders don’t always write Jr. or Sr.

His father’s will of July 24, 1788, Richmond and Columbia Counties, Georgia, says James still resides in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. James is said to have died in Caswell County, North Carolina. This county borders Virginia. So there’s no problem there.

Here is the post on Mecklenburg County and Halifax County, Virginia

The Lamkins of Mecklenburg, Lunenburg and Halifax Counties

  1. Janny

She was born March 20, 1758, St. Stephen’s Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia.

More about her:

“Janny” may have evolved into or is a nickname for Jane. But we don’t know (so far) whom she married, or if she did.

  1. Cleophas (Cleopas)

He was born February 22, 1760, St. Stephen’s Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia. He does not appear in the deed and court order records, in Virginia, in the 1780s, for he was too young. As is true for most sons, he was probably helping his father manage his plantations.

More about him:

He has a nice Biblical name (Luke 24:18 and John 19:25).

His place and date of birth provides a hint as to when his parents and family moved from Northumberland County to the southern Virginia counties.

April 23, 1784, Cleopas witnessed a deed, in Richmond County, Georgia, between Peter Youngblood (seller) and Joshua Grinage (buyer), 100 acres between the Uchee and Little Rivers; the land had been granted to Peter’s father Benjamin Youngblood, decd., in 1755. Wm. Grier, Michael McNiel and Mann Simms were also witnesses (Deed Book A 1, p. 37, at ancestry.com)

Cleopas is named in his father’s will, written July 24, 1788, Richmond County, Georgia, and probated in Columbia County, July 9, 1791. He moved there in the general migration from Virginia to the South in the 1780s to 1810s. More specifically, his parents moved between November 8, 1784 and July 24, 1788, from Virginia to Georgia. He may have arrived first, by April 1784, to witness a deed.

One researcher at ancestry.com says Cleophas died December 19, 1785, Mecklenburg County, Virginia. But this is a mistake, since Cleophas’s James father names him in his will, calling him his son, in 1788.

  1. George

His father’s will names him, but he does not appear in the birth records, back in Northumberland County, Virginia. In fact, he does not appear in the deed and court order books in Lunenburg, Halifax, or Mecklenburg Counties, Virginia, in the 1770s and 1780s. Like his brother Cleopas, he was too young; he was probably managing his father’s plantations – or learning how to do this.

We should have no doubt he moved with his parents from Mecklenburg County, Virginia, to Richmond and Columbia Counties, Georgia, between November 8, 1784 and July 24, 1788.

James Lamkin’s Will

July 24, 1788 and July 9, 1791. The first date is when it was written in Richmond County, Georgia, and the second one is when it was probated, in Columbia County, Georgia.

Richmond County was formed in 1777. Columbia County was formed out of Richmond County, December 10, 1790. Further research would likely reveal James owned property on the border of these two counties, maybe in both of them.

to read more about the two counties, click here:

Richmond County, Georgia

Columbia County, Georgia

The will reads:

In the Name of God Amen, the Twenty fourth day of July, seventeen hundred and eighty eight. I James Lamkin of the State of Georgia and County of Richmond, planter, being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God for the same, calling to mind the mortality of my body & knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will & testament, that is to say, principally & first of all, I give and recommend my soul to God who gavest & as concerning my worldly affairs which it has pleased God to bless me with, I Give and dispose of the same in the manner following, viz.

In the first place I Give & bequeath all my estate, both movable and Immovable, to my loving wife Winifret Lamkin during her natural life, & after her decease the Tract of 200 acres of land whereon I now live to be Equally divided between my son George & Cleophas, only George is to have the first choice.

I also Give and bequeath to my Son James Lamkin a Tract of 200 acres of land in the State of Virginia in Mecklenburg County; and all the other estate that is remaining after the Death of my wife to be equally divided among all my children.

And I do appoint my loving wife Winifret Lamkin & George Lamkin my Son to be my whole and sole executors of this my last Will and testament.

And I do hereby utterly Disavow & Revoke and disanull [sic] all and every other former Wills and Testaments and legacies, bequests and Executors by me in anywise before this time mentioned and Willed & bequeathed, Ratifying this and no other to be my last Will and Testament in

Witness whereof I have hereunto set my [illegible], hand and seal the Day and year first above written.

Signed, Sealed and delivered as my last Will & Testament in presence of

John Shackleford

John Dixon

Georgia

Columbia County

Personally appeared John Dixon, who being duly sworn, made oath that he was personally present and saw James Lamkin sign, seal, and deliver the within Instrument of writing and pronounce it to be his last will and testament and that he was of sound mind and disposing memory to the best of his knowledge and belief, and that he signed his name to the last will at the [illegible] and in the presence of the Testator and also that the said  John Shackleford assign [sic]  as a witness to the same.

Sworn before me at the Register’s Office the 9 day of July 1791, Lewis Gardner [?] R. P. C. C.}

[Signed:] John Dixon

Transcription Ends.

Source: Will Book A, pp. 30-31.

Five features of James’s will stand out.

(1) He names only three of his sons, though the birth records say he had others.

(2) He names no daughters, but Hannah should still be considered his daughter, as should his other two daughters, because of the birth records.

(3) He does say “among all my children,” implying he has other offspring.

(4) George is named, though he was not recorded as being born in Northumberland County, Virginia. He was most likely born in the southern Virginia counties, like Lunenburg.

(5) In addition to his wife Winifred’s name, which serves as proof that we have the right James Lamkin, he says he has land in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, exactly where he lived for about two decades.

Edgefield District, South Carolina

Edgefield District (County) is across the Savannah River from Georgia. Recall that James and Winifred’s daughter Hannah married Thomas Wilbourn and resided there before they moved to Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

See Hannah and Thomas’s post, here:

Hannah Lamkin and Thomas Wilbourn

In this section, we don’t speculate about the family relationships. You can do that, if you want.

July 3, 1810, Deed: George Lamkin sells to Garrett Freeman; Lamkin bound to Freeman for the sum of $3000.00 to be paid to Freeman; condition if payment is made title to land whereon Daniel Coursey now resides; 260 acres on Rocky Cr. of Steven’s Cr., bounded by lands of James Yeldell, James Atchison, John Wills, and Charles William on or before 1 December next; this obligation  to be void; otherwise to remain in full force; George Lamkin; wit: John Lyon, Robert Harrison; proved by Robert Harrison March 8, 1824; rec: March 5, 1822 (Deed Book 39, p. 51)

January 13, 1813, Deed: George Lamkin’s property is listed in a deed re John C. Allen, sheriff, in a suit of Thomas Morton and Elizabeth his wife against William R. Morton, executor of Joseph Morton, decd., for purpose of dividing the estate; sheriff advertized 124 acres on Cuffeetown Cr. and sold on first Mon. in Dec. 1816, to Thomas W, Morton, for $720.00; acres bounded by lands of Thomas Morton, George Lamkin, Richard Tutt, and heirs of Paul Williams; proven January 14, 1812, by M. Mims, Ste. Butler; rec: January 14, 1812 (Deed Book 31, p. 17)

Note: William Wilbourn appears in the next deed re the same suit. Wilboun bought 122 acres, same auction, for $930.00. Land is bounded by William Wilbourn, Thomas Wilbourn (Hannah’s husband), heirs of Bishop, Richard Quarles, and Mrs. Morton (Deed Nook 31, p. 18);

See this link on William Wilbourn:

William Wilbourn and Cairy Hudson

September 3, 1814, Deed: Shepherd Spencer sells to Rhydon Grigsby, Jarrott Edwards, Samuel Clark, Z. Lamkin, and George Fluker, Trustees for Religious Purposes, out of good will, 1 ½ acres on which Sardis Meeting House now stands, to be taken in square all around the meeting house; wit: Joshua Martin, Joel Spencer; proven September 3, 1814, by Joshua Martin and Shepherd Spencer; rec: December 5, 1814 (Deed Book 32, p. 120)

[Blank] 1816, Deed: George Lamkin’s property is found in a deed, re David George selling to John George 165 acres on Bird Cr. of Stephen’s Cr of Savannah R., for $350.00; Lamkin’s land lies next to lands of David George, Samuel Thomas, and unknown; proved May 9, 1816 and rec: December 6, 1816. (Deed Book 33, p. 227-28) Note: Jeremiah Wilborn sells to Henry Martin 293 acres, for $279.00; land lies on Bird Cr. of Stephen’s Cr. See link above, in this section, and scroll down until you find Jeremiah.

March 6, 1822, Richmond County, Georgia, Deed: William Lamkin and his son Sampson Lamkin, of the state and county aforesaid, sell 5 acres (sic) to James Longstreet, for $250.00; land lies in Edgefield District on Horse (sic) Cr. Meeting House or Snead’s tract and bounded by lands of Frederick Tilman, decd., Dr. Reuben Reid, estate of John Colman, and John Ryan; William and James are the legatees of said land. Signed by W. Lamkin and S. L. Lamkin; wit: James Harrison and J. Lamkin; Proved by James Harrison May 24, 1824; rec: June 7, 1824 (Edgefield Deed Book 40, p. 391)

March 5, 1822, Richmond County, Georgia, Deed: William Lamkin and wife Frances, of the state and county aforesaid, sell five [?] hundred acres (sic) to James Lamkin for $250.00; land lies in Edgefield District on Horns (sic) Cr. known as Horn’s (sic) Cr. Meeting House tract or Sneed Tract, bounded by Frederick Tilman, decd, Dr. Reuben Reid, estate of Gaspar Tilman, and John Ryland. Signed W. Lamkin and Frances A. Lamkin; wit: James Harrison and J. Lamkin; proved May 24, 1824; rec: June 7, 1824 (Deed Book 40, pp. 393-94)

Peter Lamkin figures prominently in the deed books, as a justice of the peace. He also figures prominently in Mecklenburg and Halifax Counties, Virginia, too. Here in Edgefield, South Carolina, he sells some land, and his wife Helen relinquishes her dower rights.

[Month lost in binding] 1, 1813, but proven March 11, 1813: He buys 1085 acres for $4000.00, on NE of William Hardy; SE on Moses Matthews, George Flucker, Deshazo, William Roe, and Cornelius Roe; S. on James Cotney or unknown; SW on Joshua Corley; NW on Shepherd Spencer; wit: William Seibels, John T. Seibels; signed Peter Lamkin (Deed Book 31, pp. 266-67)

Peter Lamkin also leaves behind a will. He leaves his real and personal estate to his wife Helen. At her death he gives to Edmund L. Whatley the tract whereon he now lives, containing 800 acres, with all the crops, livestock and tools, etc.; and his slaves: Chad, Sam. George, Pompey, Pollidan, Nance, Mary, Betty the wife of Chad; all other property is to be given to his wife’s niece, as she may think proper. He appoints wife and Col. Abner Whattly wife as executors; wit: Joseph Thompson, Jesse Oldham, and J. L Oliver; Written: June 10, 1826; proven by oath of J. L. Oliver July 17, 1826; qualified Col. Abner Whattley as executor. (Will Book C, p. 204)

Helen Lamkin then writes her own will, December 15, 1830, distributing the property apart from that given to Edmund Lamkin Whatley. First, her niece Elizabeth Helen, dau. of Dr. William Lamkin, gets the negro child Emma; To her niece, dau. of her brother Mack Lamar, one dollar; to nieces Cornelia Seible and Betsy Seible, five dollars; five dollars to any other niece not named, if they should claim it; the rest of the property is devised to Helen Ann Whatley, dau. of Col Abner Whatley and Caroline Lamkin Staten, dau. of her sister Martha, to be equally divided; the property coming to Helen Lamkin from her mother’s estate, she gives to her sister Martha and at her death to Martha’s daus. Betsey and Jahisey (? sic). Col. Abner Whatley and Dr. William Lamkin of Lincoln Co. GA are appointed executors. Codicil: written April 5, 1831: Helen alters the part that gives property to Helen Ann Whatley and Caroline Lamkin Staten, to wit: Helen Ann is to get a negro girl named Harriet and a tract known as Pickle Place and the whole of the residue of land to Caroline Lamkin Staten and the furniture Helen Lamkin bought since Capt. Lamkin’s death and the carriage Mr. Stanton wants to buy from her; wit: William Deloach, Abraham Bullard, and J. S. Oliver; Helen (X) Lamkin; proved by oath of James S. Oliver and recorded 23 April 1831 (Will Book C, p. 340)

In the 1810 Census, Edgefield, James Lamkn is the head of household. He is 16-25, and one female is also 16-25. There is one slave, 45+

Summary of James and Winifred’s Life

James and Winifred were Virginians. They were born and lived most of their lives there. They bought and sold land. They helped to rebuild and clear roads. He was a constable, especially during the Revolutionary War.

They moved from Mecklenburg County, Virginia, to Richmond and Columbia Counties, Georgia, between November 8, 1784 and July 24, 1788.

He finished out his life in Columbia County, Georgia. We don’t know when and where Winifred died.

Sources

The birth records in this post were found here, p. 101 and following:

Beverly Fleet, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, vol. III, Northumberland Co. Birth Records, 1661-1810, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1961.

This book can be found online at ancestry.com:

http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/BookView.aspx?dbid=29376&iid=dvm_LocHist013208-00002-1

Katherine B. Elliott, Revolutionary War Records, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Easley, SC: Southern Historical P, 1964, reprinted 1983.

Carol Wells, Edgefield County, South Carolina, Deed Books, Heritage Books: go here, and type in her name:

amazon.com

James E. and Vivian Wooley, Edgefield County, South Carolina, Wills, 1787-1836, Southern Historical P, 1991, reprinted 2007.

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