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From: Bushy Hartman <>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 12:45:46 -0500

Henry COX/COCKE married wife #1 (either a CURD or RICHARDSON) about 1760-61in or near Charlotte Co.,VA. They had a son CURD COCKE/COX b. 1762 Charlotte Co.,VA. wife #1 must of died either in child birth or soon after for Curd Cox could not remember anything about her when interviewed.

Curd named one of his son's RICHARDSON COX. Curd Cox married Susan OVERTON in VA.

I am trying to find Henry's first wife the mother of Curd Cox.

Edward CURD lived next to Captn James COCKES on Chickahominy Swamp in Henrico Co.,VA in 1745.

Descendants of Edward Curd

1 Edward Curd b: Abt. 1680 in Virginia d: 1742 in Henrico County,
.. +Unknown Edward'spouse Curd b: Abt. 1685 d: Abt. 1725 in Henrico
County, Virginia
. 2 Mary Curd b: Abt. 1710 in Henrico County, Virginia d: 1791 in
Charlotte County, Virginia
..... +John Richardson b: Abt. 1705 d: 1753 in Cumberland County,
..... 3 Ann Richardson b: Abt. 1735 in Virginia d: March 16, 1829 in
Charlotte County, Virginia
......... +John Harvey b: 1731 in Lunenburg County, Virginia d:
Bef. March 01, 1813 in Charlotte County, Virginia m: Abt. 1750 in Charlotte
County, Virginia Father: Capt. Thomas Harvey Mother: Elizabeth Blassingame
..... 3 Isham Richardson b: Abt. 1725 d: 1789 in Cumberland County,
......... +Mary Isham'spouse Richardson b: Abt. 1725 d: in
Cumberland County, Virginia
..... 3 John Richardson b: Bet. 1725 - 1750 d: 1766
......... +Sarah John'spouse Richardson b: Bet. 1725 - 1750
..... 3 Elizabeth Richardson b: Bet. 1725 - 1750
......... +Unknown Lumpkin b: Bet. 1725 - 1750
..... 3 Mary Richardson b: Bet. 1725 - 1750
......... +Benjamin Lee b: Bet. 1725 - 1750 m: September 18, 1766
in Goochland County, Virginia
..... 3 Martha Richardson b: Bet. 1725 - 1750
......... +Thomas Dawson, Jr. b: Bet. 1725 - 1750
..... 3 Sarah Richardson b: Bet. 1725 - 1750 d: 1813
......... +Obadiah Claybrook b: Bet. 1725 - 1750 d: August 02, 1803 in
Prince Edward County, Virginia
..... 3 Susannah Richardson b: Bet. 1725 - 1750
......... +John Gilliam b: Bet. 1725 - 1850
..... 3 Agnes Richardson b: Bet. 1725 - 1750 d: Bet. 1817 - 1818
......... +Samuel Vaughter d: 1788 m: 1763
..... 3 Frances Richardson b: Bet. 1725 - 1750 d: 1795
......... +Lewis Jackson b: Bet. 1725 - 1750 m: January 04, 1764
in Cumberland County, Virginia
. 2 Elizabeth Curd b: Abt. 1720 in Virginia d: April 1786 in
Charlotte County, Virginia
..... +Cutbirth Williamson, Sr. b: 1710 in Charlotte County, Virginia
d: 1751 in Charlotte County, Virginia
..... 3 [1] Cutbirth Williamson b: 1741 in Henrico County, Virginia d:
1811 in Charlotte County, Virginia
......... +[2] Obedience Price b: Bet. 1740 - 1750
..... *2nd Wife of [1] Cutbirth Williamson:
......... +[3] Susannah White b: Abt. 1754 in Lunenburg, County,
Virginia d: 1840 in Charlotte County, Virginia m: September 07, 1772 in
Charlotte County, Virginia Father: John White, Jr. Mother: Mary Johnston
. *2nd Husband of Elizabeth Curd:
..... +Cutbirth Williamson, Sr. b: Abt. 1700 in Virginia d: 1743
in Henrico County, Virginia Father: Thomas Williamson Mother: Susannah
..... 3 [1] Cutbirth Williamson b: 1741 in Henrico County, Virginia d:
1811 in Charlotte County, Virginia
......... +[2] Obedience Price b: Bet. 1740 - 1750
..... *2nd Wife of [1] Cutbirth Williamson:
......... +[3] Susannah White b: Abt. 1754 in Lunenburg, County,
Virginia d: 1840 in Charlotte County, Virginia m: September 07, 1772 in
Charlotte County, Virginia Father: John White, Jr. Mother: Mary Johnston
..... 3 Susannah Williamson b: 1735
......... +Robert Williamson m: 1753
..... 3 Mary Williamson b: Bet. 1720 - 1744
......... +William Price b: Bet. 1720 - 1745
. *3rd Husband of Elizabeth Curd:
..... +Samuel Allen b: Bet. 1715 - 1725 in Virginia m: Aft. 1743
in Virginia

Evidence that the wife of Cutbirth Williamson was Elizabeth Curd, not
Elizabeth Allen

Cuthbert Williamson m. Elizabeth Allen: Bell, "The Old Free State, Lunenburg
Cousins", p. 377

Cuthbert Williamson m. Elizabeth Curd: Private communication, Mrs. Vina
Price, Hamilton, AL

"Virginia Magazine of History and Biography", Vol. 22, p. 315: Deeds, July
1733, from Henry Curd of Henrico, to his daughters Elizabeth Williamson and
Mary Richardson. (This is quoted in Wulfeck , "Marriages of Some Virginia
Residents" II, p. 255 to show that ____ Williamson m. Elizabeth Curd, also
quoted by Mrs. Price.)

Weisiger, "Goochland County, Virginia Wills ans Deeds 1728-1736", p. 43:
"P.418: deed Edward Curd of Henrico Co., for love, good will and affection to
my daughter Elizabeth Williams, 200 acres..." next is quoted the similar gift
to Mary Richardson, obviously the same transaction as in VMHB.

Weisiger, "Colonial Wills of Henrico County, Virginia, Part Two, 1737-
1781", p. 87: " p. 1177: Will of Edward Curd: Executors: wife Elizabeth and
son Edward... To daughter Elizabeth williams, 1 shilling..."

Ibid., p. 15: "p. 213: John Williamson and Elizabeth Williamson appointed
executors of Cuthbeth Williamson, dec'd, present his will which is not
signed. John Maddox states he was asked by said Cuthbert to go to John Price
to get him to write the will. When Price came to the house, he was afraid to
go into the room because said Cuthbeth was sick with the flux. Will was
written on directions given by Cuthbert, and later read to him by John
Williamson and dec'd said it was very well. John Price deposed that he wrote
the will on instructions given by John Maddox. Will was admitted to probate,
Robert Sharp, Benjamin Burton and James Cocke security. Elizabeth Williamson,
relick and widow of Cuthbert, relinquished all benefit and advantage to
herself from said will. Henry Stokes, John Watson, Matthew Hobson, and John
Mosby to appraise".
(From April Court 1743)

"The Valentine Papers", Vol. I, p. 20: "June 3, 1749: Samuel Allen and
Elizabeth his wife acknowledge the receipt of their full share of the estate
of Edward Curd decd. and hereby relinquish all claims there on, etc.
Recorded- June 5, 1749."

Weisiger, Henrico previously cited, p. 52: "p. 396: Pursuant to court order 6
June 1751 we deliver to Elizabeth Allen 1/3 of the estate of Cuthbert
Williamson, dec'd. Signed: Philip Mayo, William Lewes. Recorded Dec. 2,
1754". (Claudette Hark, Alexandria, VA supplied a collection of Williamson
records called "The Hines Collection". On p. 4, this same feference from p.
396 continues to name Cuthbert's children as Susanna Williamson, Mary Price,
and Cuthbert Williamson. Susanna married her cousin, Robert Williamson.)

Ibid., p. 57: "p. 64: Feb. court 1757 Cuthbert Williamson, orphan of Cuthbert
Williamson, chooses William Price his guardian, Edward Curd, security".

"Valentine Papers", Vol. I, p. 28: "July 7, 1763: Samuel Allen and Elizabeth
Allen of Lunenburg deed to Peter Elmore for L150, 160 acres in Henrico
purchased of John Williamson decd. lying between lands of Dabney Pettus,
Thomas Conway and James Browning. Recorded- Aug. 1, 1763".

Nance, "Charlotte County, Virginia Deed Books 1 & 2", p. 44: "p. 43: 12 July
1764: John wetherford of Bedford Co. to Samuel Allen of Lunenburg Co., for
150 pounds, 211 acres on the east side of Cub Creek. To begin with Allen's
corner birch on said creek. All appurtenances. Witnesses: Wm F. Cocke,
William Price, Cuthbert Williamson, Joseph Marshall, William Harvey. Recorded
03 June 1765".

Ibid., p 145: "p. 260: 10 Sept. 1765. William Rutherford of Russell Parish
Bedford Co. to Cuthbert Wiliamson..." Witnesses: John White, Henry Madison,
Samuel White, Sherod Allin, Joseph Curd. Recorded 07 April 1767

Ibid., p. 082 (Deed Book 2): "03 Oct. 1768: Samuel Allen and Elisabeth his
wife of Charlotte Co. to William Smith of Cumberland Co., for 100 pounds, 295
acres in Charlotte on Cub Creek (where Samuel and Elisabeth now live).
Adjoining the lands of Collier Barksdale, Samuel Allen, and William Parson.
Bounded as described in two deeds; the first from James Spradling recorded in
Lunenburg and the second from John Weatherford in Charlotte Co. Signed:
Samuel (X) Allen. No witnesses".

"Valentine Papers", Vol. I, p. 12: "Receipts from Samuel allen and Elizabeth
his wife, et al. to the executors of Edward Curd deced. are presented by
Edward Curd, one of the executors and ordered to be recorded. June 5, 1769".

Nance, prev. cit., p. 393 (Book 2): "p. 355: 14 June 1770. Samuel Allin of
Henrico Co. to his daughter, Siller Allin (now living in Charlotte Co.), for
natural love and affection, one negro gall named Sal. Signed: Samuel (X)
Allen. Witnesses: William Price, Susanna Price, Cuthbert Williamson, Henry
Madison. Recorded 04 Dec., 1770".

Charlotte Co., VA Will Book 1, p. 386: "We being present at the house of
Cutbirth Williamson on the 29th day of April One thousand seven hundred and
eighty Six heard Elizabeth Allen on her Death Bed say; Cutbirth I want what
little I have divided between you three, then being asked whether she meant
Cutbirth Williamson, Mary Price, & Susanah Williamson (she answered yes)
saying There was some money due to her; as Witness our hands this 2nd day of
October 1786. Signed: Martha Madison, Mary Pettus". Recorded Oct. 2, 1786.

>From the above records, it is apparent that Elizabeth married an Allen after
the death of Cuthbert, as seen when she was granted 1/3 of his estate and in
her death bed will. This probably was where Bell got the name Allen as her
maiden name. It is also evident that she married Samuel Allen: In all the
transactions in Charlotte, among the witnesses were Cuthbert Jr. and the
Whites, Prices, and Madisons, all related. When Cuthbert Jr. chose Wm Price
(his brother-in-law) as his guardian, Edward Curd Jr. was security. It is
also evident that Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Allen, was the daughter of Edward
Curd, since she inherited from him. Thus I believe that Elizabeth's maiden
name was Curd

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