Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2003
From: starr460@insightbb.com
To: Tom McKnight
Subject: Re: Hutcherson - Lancaster

I have some information that might fit your Washington Hutcherson and sister Nancy Hutcherson - married the Lancaster brother and sister.

William Hutcherson died in Spotsylvania Co and shortly followed by his wife Sarah ( Redd) Hutcherson - as per the payment for her coffin just after his. They had a large family but, alas, his will only names a few of the children..the Douglas Register a few more.

Their oldest daughter, Letitia Hutcherson, married Samuel Wharton who was one of the very first ARW pensioners, having both hands blown off by a cannon ball.

I note that you have for parents of Washington Hutcherson - Sarah Read Wharton, which I think is a mix-up with parents and this eldest daughter's husbands name.

RECORDS _ (from photo-copies ordered from Spotsylvania Co)

Will of William Hutcherson, Spotsylvania Co., Va. Will Bk. IJ pg. 117 (this information from a photo-copy) Dated 11 Dec 1815 & probated Sept. 1816 "of Berkley Parish"
Wife: Sarah - to have whole estate for life
Son: Washington - a negro boy named Anthony
Dau: Susan - 50 lbs
Dau: Patsy - not married to have certain items

My exors to sell my estate after death of my wife and the resulting amount to be divided between ALL my children (not named)

Exec: son Washington & a neighbor Henry Panory? & Jonas White. Teste: John White & Hezekiah Ellis.
Exor Bonds of Jonas (perhaps Josias) White & Washington Hutcherson exec bond for $4,000. Inventory & Appraisement 18 Oct. 1816 by Ptoolmy Povall? & John White & Hezekial Ellis.

Some items from the Accounts:
Taxes pd to Sheriff of Spotsylvania & Taxes paid to sheriff of Orange Co.
Bill of Dr. Minor; Funeral Expenses $4.75;
To a bond given by William Hutcherson to Washington Hutcherson.
To paid for a coffin for Mrs. Hutcherson $2.00. To paid to Ambrose Lee, a special Legacy $166.66 (This is Susan's 50 lbs - Ambrose Lee her now husband)

DOUGLAS REGISTER: Rev. William Douglas was living in Louisa Co., Va. at this time.
Entries (some) which happened on the same day:

13 May 1781
William Hutcherson & Sarah Reid (Redd) dau Nancy b 20 Dec 1780 (bapt)
Jo Coleman & Hannah Hutcherson dau Cattie-Waggoner b 15 Mar 1781 (bapt)
Mrs. Hutcherson's funeral in Spotsylvania

8 Mar 1786
Letty Hutcherson & Samuel Wharton married in Spotsylvania
William Hutcherson & Sarah Redd son Thomas b 15 Mar 1783 (bapt)
William Hutcherson & Sarah Redd son Washington b 1 Dec 1783 (bapt)
Jo Hutcherson & Mary Stears dau Jean Stears b 21 Nov 1785 (bapt)

(NOTE: an error in recording birth years of Thomas & Washington Hutcherson, who could not have been born both in 1783)

One can see that Rev. Douglas made a trip into Spotsylvania for a reason, once for the funeral of Mrs. Hutcherson and another time for the marriage of Letitia "Letty" Hutcherson & would on that day also baptize family members at the same time. SEE notes for an entire list of what he did on each of those trips.

William & Sarah (Redd) Hutcherson raised a large family but as yet I have only been able to find a few of those children.

Spotsylvania Co., Va. Marriages: Washington Hutcherson to Elizabeth Lancaster= 12/13 Dec 1816

I would be interested in corresponding with you if you think William Hutcherson and Sarah Redd are possible parents of your Washington Hutcherson.

Sincerely,
Anne




Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2003
From: starr460@insightbb.com
To: Tom McKnight
Subject: Re: Hutcherson - Lancaster

You asked where I live - I am your neighbor to the north - in Lexington, Ky.

Sarah Redd w/o William Hutcherson - parents of Anne "Nancy" Hutcherson m Benj. Lancaster and Washington Hutcherson m Lancaster. One of Sarah Redd's brothers Mordecai Redd was my ancestor. Their parents were Thomas Redd, Jr and Elizabeth Barbee.

On the Lancaster side - I have this:
Thomas B. Lancaster, b. Orange Co., Va., m 12 Mar 1822 Louisa Co.- Mary Wharton and Richard Lancaster, b. Orange Co., Va., m 24 Dec 1821 Louisa Co., - Huldah Wharton - the Wharton sisters were children of Samuel Wharton and Letitia Hutcherson (who I mentioned in my earlier e-mail)

Robert Lancaster and wife Mary Mallory = He had died before 1785 in Orange Co - his estate accounts were finally settled in 1823 & 1829

The Nine legatees:
William Lancaster
Thomas Lancaster
Reuben Lancaster m (Elizabeth Conner)
John Lancaster
Richard Lancaster (m Joanna Singleton)
Robert Lancaster
John Conner in right of wife Mary
Steven Adams in right of wife Elizabeth
James Nelson in right of wife Ann

Orange Co., VA, Will Book 6, Pg. 122-125 (1734-1838)
December 22nd 1823 Settlement of Richard Richards' estate accounts: Legatees William Lancaster, Thomas Lancaster, Reuben Lancaster, John Lancaster, Richard Lancaster, Robert Lancaster, John Conner in right of wife Mary, Steven Adams in right of wife Elizabeth, James Nelson in right of wife Ann, Recorded December 22, 1823.


Examined and settled administration accounts of Richard Richards upon the estate of Robert Lancaster deceased. Paid one ninth part of $188.00 to William Lancaster, Thomas Lancaster, Reuben Lancaster, John Lancaster, Richard Lancaster, Robert Lancaster, John Conner in right of wife Mary, Steven Adams in right of wife Elizabeth, James Nelson in right of wife Ann made by Benjamin Hume, Edmond Row, Tandy Collins. Returned into court 22nd December 1823

Anne