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Surnames: Daniel, Sadler, Mickleborough, Rogers
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Hi, Middlesex VA searchers,
A correction on some Roberts.
The 3rd-6th generation Middlesex Roberts parallel each other and seem hard to distinguish,
but the land tells all as usual. Two Roberts were reversed in the past - I think only in
Heinemann, Newman doesn't go down that far. The Robert who md. Phoebe Sadler is s/o
Robert and Sarah (Mickleborough) s/o Robert and Elizabeth (Carter) s/o William Jr. and
Mary (Moseley) s/o Capt. William. The Robert who md. Hannah Rogers is s/o Robert and
Penelope Lee s/o Henry and Betty (LNU) s/o Robert and Margaret Price s/o Capt. William.
The Jamaica lands of the Daniel family are cut through by the main road.
Robert (md. Sarah Mickleborough, his will wr 27 Apr 1781 pr 23 Sep 1782) left his dwelling
plantation and all his lands on the _south_ side of the road to son Travis, and left all
remaining lands to son Robert, i.e. the lands on the _north_ side of the road. This son
Robert is the one who died (by Oct 1801, appraisal ordered), his widow Pheby sold out and
moved with her son Robert to Montgomery KY.
Robert (md. Penelope Lee, his will wr 21 Jan 1784 pr 27 Sep 1784) left to his son Robert
the 200 acre tract that his father Henry had bought from William Montague (1748) and had
willed to him. This 200 acres is on the _south_ side of the road ("at the mouth of a
small branch called the Middle branch", this is a branch of the Briery which is on
the south side). This is the Robert who md. Hannah Rogers, descendants remained on this
land long after.
I suspect the following is the likely source of the mix-up.
Heinemann makes the following statement referring to the Robert he called the s/o Henry:
"He was still alive when his brother, George DANIEL (70) died in 1794."
This is actually a misread of George's will (wr 22 Jun 1788, pr 28 Jul 1794). George
wills slaves coming from his father's estate (=Henry) that are still in possession of
his step-mother (=Betty). They go to his "half brother and sister" Robert
Daniel and Rachel Price. Then George goes on to use a different term for Robert when
referring to the same slaves: "and as my brother in law Robert Daniel is not
alive" (they go to his heirs).
So, it looks like Heinemann separated the two references, thought George's half-bro
Robert was still alive and "assigned" the Robert who md. Pheby and died later to
Henry and Betty.
By the way, the track back on these Roberts given at the start won't make sense if you
missed this post from a while back:
Pam in CA
(Hi to all over on the Daniel mail list! I put this on the rootsweb list so it will get
picked up by more searchers and still get to the list. I'm putting it on genforum as
well, so if you track both, you're gonna see it again!)
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