Just wanted to let you know I have a busy week, but I do want to sit down
and read through these latest Poythress-Taylor-Dortch chancery info. Like I
said, I have about 7 other cases and they are related to the Dortch-Taylor
case. So I'll start sifting through the records and just list the
relationship info and post it here. I also want to compare it to some note I
have. These Virginia records, I've been looking through some of them in the
archival room and looking through the original documents.
So just wanted to make sure you knew I was interested in the subject, and
will post info soon.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Barbara Neal" <bp_neal(a)earthlink.net>
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2007 2:38 PM
Subject: Re: [POYTHRESS] Transcribed info from Mecklenburg Co, VA Chancery
A correction, an addition, & clarifications:
In my introductory remarks, in my 14 Feb 2007 message where I
transcribed a good bit of info from Mecklenburg Co, VA Chancery suit
1824-084, I commented that among the depositions I was not transcribing
was one of Wilson Walker who owned the land on which David Taylor his
wife Rebecca Dortch lived. That land owner's first name was not Wilson;
his correct name in the deposition was Henry Walker.
There was a deposition taken from an additional Taylor: Thomas G.
Taylor. For him, too, no relationship was stated. He stated that he was
acquainted with David Taylor's "pecuniary situation" for many years, to
the day of his death. He agreed that David Taylor was in very great
financial distress & embarrassment. Further, he stated: "I myself had an
Execution against him which was returned no effects, perhaps three or
four years before his death." I understand that to mean Thomas G Taylor
should have been paid something by David Taylor, but that the
"execution" (possibly by the Sheriff) of that claim was returned as
uncollectable due to David Taylor having no seizable/saleable property
-- this "no effects."
Further Thomas G Taylor said that David Taylor's widow Rebecca
Taylor "told me herself that she was" in a distressed situation after
her husband's death. He had heard her say that there was money due her
from her Father's estate, "and that the reason why she had not
prosecuted her claim was this -- that her brother David Dortch the
representative of her father, was extremely kind in administering to her
wants -- or words to that amount."
- I have not been able to find in any of this case's documents ANY
date for the death of David Taylor.
- None of those deposed could recall the date of the bond David Taylor
& Jones Taylor had given for David Taylor's purchases from David
Dortch's estate sale.
- There is also no mention in this case whether or not Dortch's
administrators had pursued getting payment from Jones Taylor, who
co-signed the bond with David Taylor.
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