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Nicknames: "Sarah Willis", "Sarah Hudson", "Sarah Turberville", "Sarah Wood"
Birthplace: Richmond County, Virginia, USA
Death: Died in Orange County, Virginia, USA
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About Sarah Rozier (Rosser)

Name: Sarah {Hauxford} Rozier Sex: F Birth: 1690 in Sittenbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Death: 28 MAY 1761 in Orange County, Virginia - Probate Note:

1697-1699 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 314) Richmond County Court 6th of July 1698 - Ordered that ELIZABETH, SARAH, DAVID and MARY ROSERs, Orphans of DAVID ROSER deced. do abide with FRANCIS JAMES and MARY his Wife and that the said FRANCIS JAMES do take into his Custody and possession of all & singular the Estate belonging unto the said Children & be accountable therefore when lawfully required

James Hughes 2005-05-16 16:10:52 The Lager Diebolt Rausch Laub Genealogy Page http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=flager&id=I1107 5

Name: Sarah Rozier Sex: F Birth: BET 1685 AND 1690 inMiddlesex County, Virginia. 4 5 Death: AFT 18 JUN 1760 in Orange County, Virginia. 6 7 8 9 Probate: 28 MAY 1761 Orange County, Virginia. 10 Will: 18 JUN 1760 Orange County, Virginia. 11 12 Event: Administrator 7 NOV 1735 King George County, Virginia. 13 Event: Administrator NOV 1750 Orange County, Virginia. 14 Event: Migration AFT 1737 King George to Orange County, Virginia. Note: Some references suggest that Sarah may have been born as early as 1675. Sarah has been referenced as Sarah 'much married' in several sources. The Wayland 'Terrill' site suggests that Sarah may have been the daughter of Joshua Hudson and Elizabeth Rush. LDS searches indicate that she was born prior to 1689 in Hanover Parish, King George, Virginia. Wayland also supports the fact that she married Willis, Wood, Hudson and Tuberville, but indicates that she may actually have been the daughter of John Hawksford. Michael John Neills Genealogy Database at Rootsweb / Worldconnect also suggests that she was born in 1690 and died in 1761 and that she was the daughter of John Hauxford.

Williams widow Sarah, married a second time, to Henry Wood; and a third time to Rush Hudson; Finally as a fourth marriage, she became the wife of Edward Turberville of Orange County. Sarah wrote her Will on June 18, 1760, and it was probated in Orange County, May 27, 1761.

A second inventory of William Willis's estate was submitted by Sarah and Rush Hudson on 6 July 1722 (Ref: King George County Order Gook 1721 - 1734, p. 52) By that time, Sarah's second husband, Henry Wood was deceased.

Sarah named her children as follows; My son John Willis 1 shilling, my son William Willis 10 shillings; my son, David Hudson 1 shilling; my son Joshua Hudson 1 shilling. To my daughter, Sarah Hawkins, all my wearing clothes. To Rush Hudson's daughter, Sarah, 1 sheet, to Rush Hudson's daughter, one trunk. My son Rush Hudon to be Executor of my estate. Witnessed: Benjamin Hawkins, Moses Harwood and Kezia Rosser. Much of the information was taken from Potter, Maud. The Willis of Virginia Mars Hill, NC, 1964/1968. Several additional sources suggest that she actually bore the surname 'Rosser'.

Sarah (Willis - Wood - Hudson - Tuberville) wrote her will in Orange County, Virginia on 18 June 1760 and it was entered for probate on 28 May 1761. It was produced for probate on 25 March 1762.

"In the name of God Amen, I Sarah Tuberville (sic) of Orange County in the colony of Virginia being sick of Body but of perfect mind and memory Thanks be to God for all, do make and ordain this mylast Will and Testament in Manner and form following viz:

Item, I give to my son John Willis One shilling sterling. Item, I give to my son William Willis Ten shillings. (one source suggests that William received only one shilling ?) Item, I give to my son Henry Wood Two pounds. Item, I give to my son David Hudson one shilling sterling. Item, I give to my son Joshua Hudson one shilling sterling. Item, I give to my daughter Sarah Hawkins all my wearing clothes with a book called William Beverage Sermons. Item, I give to Rush Hudson's daughter Mary one chest and his daughter Elizabeth one trunk. I give to my son Rush Hudson one Negro Woman named Winny during his life and afgterwards I give the said Winny and her increase to Rush Hudson Jr. I give to my son Rush all the rest of my goods to dispose with as he shall think proper and (finally) I make and ordain my son Rush Hudson full and whole Executor of his my last Will and Testament Revoking all other will or wills by me made in witness whereof I have herunto set my hand and seal this 18th day of June in the year of our Lord God 1760. Signed: Sarah (her mark) Tuberville. Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Sarah Tubderville for her last will and Testament in the presence of Benjamin Hawkins Jr., Moses (his mark) Harwood, Kezia (her mark) Rosser (one reference suggests that Kezia's last name may have been Roper ?).

N.B. it is my desire that my Estate shall not be appraised. Signed Sarah (her mark) Tuberville. N.B. interlined before signed (I give Winnys First born to Elizabeth Hudson and the next to Mary Hudson)

Ref: Orange County, Virginia Will Book 2, pg 310 and 319: At a Court held for Orange County on Thursday the 28th day of May 1761, This Last Will and Testament of Sarah Tuberville decd, was presented into Court by Rush Hudson the Executor herein named and proved by the oaths of Benjamin Hawkins Jr., Moses Harwood and Kezia Rosser witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of the said Executor who made oath according to law certificate was granted him for obtaining Letters of probate thereof in due form giving security on which he with Joshua Hudson and John Morton his Securities entered into and acknowledged their Bond for the same in the sum of Twenty pounds current money. Teste: Geo. Taylor C.O.C."

Father: David Rozier b: BET 1652 AND 1669 in Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Mother: Sarah Sherwood b: ABT 1664 in Sittenbourne Parish, Rappahannock, Virginia.

Marriage 1 William Willis b: ABT 1680 in Richmond County, Virginia. (now King George County, Virginia.) Married: ABT 1708 6 15 16 17 18 Children John Willis b: BET 1709 AND 1710 in Hanover Parish, Richmond (later King George), Virginia. Sarah Willis b: BET 1710 AND 1713 in Richmond County, Virginia. William Willis b: BET 1710 AND 1716 in VA.

Marriage 2 Henry Wood Married: BEF DEC 1717 in VA. 16 Children Henry Wood b: BET 1718 AND 1722 in VA.

Marriage 3 Rush 'Sr.' Hudson b: BET 1683 AND 1690 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Married: 6 JUL 1722 in VA. 16 Children Rush 'Jr.' Hudson b: BET 1722 AND 1735 in Hanover Parish, King George, Virginia. David Hudson b: ABT 1727 in Hanover Parish, King George, Virginia. Joshua Hudson b: BET 1725 AND 1735 in Hanover Parish, King George, Virginia.

Marriage 4 Edward Tuberville b: ABT 1671 in King George County, Virginia. Married: BET 1727 AND 7 NOV 1735 16

Sources:

Title: Genealogy of the Willis Family Author: Peggy Francis Rush Publication: Heritage Books, Inc. - 1996, 1540E Pointer Ridge Place, Bowie, Md. 20716 - 1996 Note: Complete Title: 'The willis Family of the Northern Neck in Virginia 1669 - 1737'

Page: p. 90, 101-104, 127 Text: references work of Judson family researcher Newman A. Hall who suggests that Sarah was the daughter of David Rosser Sr. and his first wife Sarah Sherwood.

Page: John Terrill Wayland Jr. Text: As Sarah ?, suggests that she may have been born as early as 1675 and that her name may have been Sarah Huxford (rather than Sarah Rozier) daughter of John Hauxford. as daughter of John Hauxford Page: Hoffman-Broks Genealogy: Robert J. Hoffman, 5 March 2004 Text: Suggests that Sarah's surname may actually have been spelled 'Rosser'

Media: Electronic Page: John Terrill Wayland Jr. Text: suggests that Sarah died after 18 June 1760 Title: Family Group Sheet - William Willis (b. 1680) Author: Peggy Frances Rush

Media: Manuscript Text: Ref: Orange County, Virginia Will Book # 2, p. 153 for the apprasial of the estate of Edward Tuberville Title: Genealogy of the Willis Family Author: Peggy Francis Rush Publication: Heritage Books, Inc. - 1996, 1540E Pointer Ridge Place, Bowie, Md. 20716 - 1996 Note: Complete Title: 'The willis Family of the Northern Neck in Virginia 1669 - 1737' Page: p. 15 Text: Reference: Orange County Will Book 2, p. 310 and Book 2, p. 319. This information is also abstracted by Sparacio, 'Digest of Orange County, Virginia Will Books 1734 - 1838, p. 114

Page: Katherine Cox Gottschalk, 650 E Capitol St, NE, Washington 3, D C Text: Polly Willis's information suggests that the probate of Sarah's will occured 28 June 1761 in Orange County, Virginia. (Orange County Will Book 2, p. 310 - 311, 319). One reference suggests that the Probate date was 28 March rather than 27 March Title: Electronic Internet (unverified)

Note: Central Rappahannock Regional Library: Fredericksburg, Virginia Call Number: 929.2 Wil Media: Book Page: p. viii Text: reference Orange County Will Book II, p. 310, on 28 June 1760 Title: Genealogy of the Willis Family Author: Peggy Francis Rush Publication: Heritage Books, Inc. - 1996, 1540E Pointer Ridge Place, Bowie, Md. 20716 - 1996 Note: Complete Title: 'The willis Family of the Northern Neck in Virginia 1669 - 1737'

Page: p. 95 Text: References Sparacio, King George County Deeds 1735-1752, p. 133 and King George County Order Book 2, p. 4 and p. 36. Sarah and Edward Tuberville were granted letters of administration fo the estate of Rush Hudson. Benjmain Berryman, Gent., Thomas Thatcher, Isaac Arnold and Neal McCormack provided bond in the amount of 600 lbs. for the administration of the estate Title: Genealogy of the Willis Family Author: Peggy Francis Rush Publication: Heritage Books, Inc. - 1996, 1540E Pointer Ridge Place, Bowie, Md. 20716 - 1996 Note: Complete Title: 'The willis Family of the Northern Neck in Virginia 1669 - 1737'

Page: p. 100 Text: Sarah was granted letters of Administration in November 1750 with Francis Moore, Gent., and William Willis (her son) as her securities in the amount of 600 lbs.

John Willis Sr. patented land on Oct. 21, 1669 next to land patented to John Washington which now lies in Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia. This is referred to in a deed made by his grandson (Order Bk. I, p 607, King Geo. County, Virginia., 1729-30).

1714-1720 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 7; Antient Press: (Page 173) KNOW ALL MEN by these p:sents that we SARAH WILLIS, JOHN WILLIS and CHARLES WILLIS of County of Richmond are held and firmly bound unto the Worspll. his Maties Justices of the peace for sd: County in the full & just sume of One hundred pounds Sterling, to the which payment well and truely to be made we bind ourselves our heirs firmly by these p:sents; Sealed with our Seales and Dated the 5th day of Decembr. 1716 THE CONDITION of this Obligation is such that if the above bound SARAH WILLIS, Admrx. of all the goods chattells & creditts of WM: WILLIS deced., do make a true & perfect Inventory of all the goods chattells & creditts of the sd: deced., and the same so made do exhibit into the County Court of Richmond att such time as she shall be thereto required by sd: Court and the same goods chattells & creditts shall well and truely administer according to Law, And further do make a just and true account of her actings and doings therein when thereto required by sd: Court, and shall well and truely deliver and pay unto such persons respectively as the Justices shall direct by their Order or Judgment pursuant. to the Laws in such case made and provided; And if it shall hereafter appear that an Last Will and Testment was made by the sd: deced. and the Ezr. or Exrs. therein named do exhibit the wine in the sd. Court making request to have it allowd & approved accordingly if the sd: SARAH WILLIS being thereunto required do render and deliver up her Letters of Admon: approbation of such Testamt. being first had and made in sd: Court, Then this Obligation to be void and of none effect, otherwise to remaine in full force and virtue Signed Sealed and Delivered in the p:sence of (no witnesses recorded) SARAH sign WILLIS JOHN WILLIS Acknowledged in Richmond County Court the CHARLES signe WILLIS Fifth day of December 1716 by SARAH WILLIS, JOHN WILLIS and CHARLES WILLIS and ordered to be recorded Test M. BECKWITH Cl Cur

JOHN WILLIS of Hanover Par., King Geo. County, Virginia., Planter to William Robinson, Gent, of same place... "... whereas JOHN WILLIS SR., Dec’d, grandfather of the said JOHN WILLIS party to these presents was in his lifetime seized in Fee of 261 acres of land with all the appurtenances..situate lying and being in the aforesaid Parish of Hanover and County of King George which was granted unto him by letters Patent bearing the date of Oct. 21, 1669 and being so seized by deed or assignment indorsed on the back of the said letters Patent bearing the date of April 26, 1701 did give and grant unto his son WILLIAM WILLIS, now deceased and his heirs lawfully begotten of his body 161 acres of land part of the said 260 acres by the name of ALL THE REMAINING LAND OF THE WITHIN PATENT of land except 100 acres formerly given to his son JOHN WILLIS as by the said letters of Patent and assignment recorded in the County of Richmond relation thereunto my more at large appear and WHEREAS the said WILLIAM WILLIS is now dead and the 161 acres of land are descended and come to the said JOHN WILLIS party to these presents, thel eldest son and heir of the body of the said WILLIAM WILLIS whereby the said JOHN WILLIS is seized of the said premises in Fee tail and whereas by an inquisition taken before BENJ. BERRYMAN, Gent., Sheriff of sd King Geo. Co. on March last by birtue of a writ in the nature of and ad quod damnum to him directed pursuiant to the act of the Assembly in such cases made and provided it is found that the said 161 acres of land are of the value of 60 pounds sterling and no more and that same are a separate parcel and a parcel of or contigueous to other entailed alnds in the possession and seizen of the said JOHN WILLIS as by the inquisition now remaining in the Secretary’s office of this Colony relation being thereunto had may more at large apear... JOHN WILLIS doth hereby grant bargain and sell to said Wm. Robinson. Release is signed by ELIZABETH, wife of JOHN WILLIS. Deed Bk. 2, pp 126-127, June 1, 1737, King George County, Virginia.

JOHN WILLIS, of Hanover Par., King Geo. County, Virginia., Planter and William Robinson, gent, and Joseph Strother and Maximilian Robinson, gent, .. church wardens of the parish on the other part...JOHN WILLIS and Wm. Robinson... do grant bargain and sell to said Strother and Max: Robinson.. all that tract and parcel of land containing by estimation 261 acres of land in Hanover Par., King Geo. County, Virginia., ..which said land was granted to JOHN WILLIS SR. grandfather of the said JOHN WILLIS party to these presents...by letters of patent dated Oct. 21, 1669... and 100 acres thereof were given by the said JOHN WILLIS SR., dec’d to his son JOHN WILLIS (dec’d) in feetail by a deed dated Dec. 10, 1694 and by the death of the said JOHN WILLIS, the son without issue are reverted and come to the said JOHN WILLIS party to these presents as heir-at-law of the said JOHN WILLIS the grandfather and the residue of the said premises were given by the said JOHN WILLIS (SR.) the grandfather to his son WILLIAM WILLIS father of the said JOHN WILLIS who is party to these presents....

1708-1709 Richmond Co VA Order Book 5; Antient Press: (Page 79) Richmond County Court 7th of September 1709 - JOHN COOMBS came into Court and by vertue of a Power of Attorney from WILLIAM WILLIS, acknowledged a Deed for Land from sd. WILLIS to JOHN HAUXFORD, wch: is admitted to Record. Also sd. COOMBS by vertue of a Power of Attorney from SARAH WILLIS, the Wife of sd. WILLIAM, to him in that behalf made, relinquished her, sd. SARAH's, right of Dower in the land conveyed in said Deed unto said HAUXFORD wch: is also admitted to Record - JOHN COOMBS by vertue of a Power of Attorney from WILLIAM WILLIS came into Court and acknowledged the said WILLIS's Bond for performance of Covenants unto JOHN HAUXFORD wch: is admitted to Record - JOHN HAUXFORD came into Court and acknowledged a Deed for land unto JOHN WILLIS, JUNR., which is admitted to Record. Also LANCE HAUXFORD, the Wife of JOHN HAUXFORD, appeared and relinquished her Dower in the land wch: is also admitted to Record

Sep 1709 (Richmond Deed Book 5:131-133) William WILLIS of of County of Richmond of the Pish. Of St. Marys, Planter, to John HOKFORD of the aforesaid County & Pish.. Land lying in ye County of Richmond and Pish: of St. Marys on the North side of the River which is called Rappahanock River … Francis THORNTON… Francis WRIGHTS and John WRIGHTS… twelve acres… part of a Patten of land granted to John WILLIS Senior by sd William BARKLEY for 201 acres bearing date 21 Oct 1669… and William WILLIS and Sarah WILLIS his now Wife … this (blank) day of September 1709. Will: WILLIS. Sarah [her marke + ] WILLIS. In presence of: Isaac ARNOLD, John WILLIS.

At Richmond County Court on 7 Sep 1709, John COOMBS Attorney of William WILLIS came this day into Court and acknowledged the within Deed. Also the said COOMBS by vertue of a letter of Attorney from Sarah WILLIS, the wife of sd. William WILLIS, to him in that behalf made relinquished her the said Sarah's right of Dower… unto the said HAUKFORD…

(Deed Abstracts of Richmond VA, 1708-1711, Sam and Ruth Sparacio, Antient Press, McLean, Virginia)

Orange County Virginia Families vol 3 , Page 98

John Willis who died testate in Orange County, Virginia in 1762, married in 1735, in King George County, Va. Elizabeth Plunkett. (Ref. St. Paul's Parish Reg.) He was born about 1710, and was the son of William and Sarah Willis of Richmond & King George County, Va. His mother as the young widow of William Willis married a 2nd time to Henry Wood by whom she had one son, Henry Wood. As her third husband Rush Hudson, she had other children, named in her will. This Sarah maiden name unknown married a fourth time, as his 2nd wife, Mr. Edward Turberville. Edward Turberville had one daughter by his first wife, who married Walter Shropshire of King George County, Va. In the settlement of the estate of Edward Tuberville in Orange County, Va., the widow, Mrs. Sarah Turberville, received one third of his estate and Walter Shropshire received the other two thirds in right of his wife. The will of Sarah Turberville is recorded in Book 2, page 310, Orange County, Va., dated June 18, 1760, and probated May 28, 1761. She named her children as follows, My son John Willis 1 shilling; my son, William Willis, 10 shillings; my son, Henry Wood, 1 shilling; my son David Hudson, 1 shilling; my son, Joshua Hudson, 1 shilling. To my daughter, Sarah Hawkins, all my wearing clothes. To Ruch Hudson's daughter, Sarah, 1 sheet; to Rush Hudson's daughter, 1 trunk. My son, Rush Hudson to be Executor of my estate. Wit: Benj. Hawkins, Moses Harwood, Kezia Rosser.

1716-1717 Richmond Co VA Order Book 7; Antient Press: (Page 76) Richmond County Court 5th of December 1716 - WILLIS p Admon. WILLIS's Estate SARAH WILLIS, Relict of WILLIAM WILLIS, deced. came into Court and made Oath that WILLIAM WILLIS departed this life without makeing any Will sue farr as she knows or believes, and on her Petition, and giveing security for her just and faithfull administration of the Decedent's Estate, Certificate is granted her for obtaining Letters of Administration in due form - WILLIS &c, Ack. Bond SARAH WILLIS, JOHN WILLIS and CHARLES WILLIS came into Court and acknowledged their Bond for the said SARAH WILLIS's just and faithfull administration of the Estate of WILLIAM WILLIS, deced., which is ordered to be recorded - WILLIS's Estate to be Appraised JOHN COOMBS, JOHN GREEN, WILLIAM PITMAN and WILLIAM REED or any three of them sometime between this and the next Court are appointed to appraise all and singular the Estate of WILLIAM WILLIS, deced., which shall be presented to their view in money, and make report thereof to the next Court. WILLIAM THORNTON, Gent., or any other Justice of the Peace for this County, is requested to administer an Oath to the Appraisers for their true appra;sment of the deced.'s Estate as also to SARAH WILLIS, the Executrix, for her true discovery thereof

1735-1743 King George County Deed Book 2 (Antient Press); pp. 137 I EDWARD TURBERVILE do authorize Capt: JOSEPH BERRY in King George County .. to relinquish all Right of Dower and thirds .. I have in tract of Land by virtue of my marriage with SARAH the late Widdow and Relict of WILLIAM WILLIS her former Husband Deceased, and now sold by her Son JOHN WILLIS to Churchwardens of Parish Hanover Deed equal date with these Presents .. 2nd June 1737. Presence Thomas Catlett, E: Turbervile Wm. Bartlett, Archd: McPherson At a court held 2nd September 1737 .. Joseph Berry by Virtue of this Power of Attorney acknowledged Right of Dower ..

Father: David Rozier b: ABT 1656 in Sittenbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Mother: Sarah Sherwood b: 1665 in Sittenbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia

Marriage 1 William Willis b: BEF 1674 in Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Married: ABT 1708 in St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Children Has Children Mary Cullen b: 1702 in St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Has Children John Willis b: 1705 in St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Has Children Sarah Willis b: 1710 in Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia

Marriage 2 Henry Wood b: BET 1685 AND 1690 Married: BEF DEC 1717 in St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia

Marriage 3 Rush Hudson b: BET 1683 AND 1690 in Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Married: 6 JUL 1722 in Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Children Has No Children Rush Hudson b: ABT 1723 in Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Has Children David Hudson b: ABT 1725 in Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Has Children Mary Hudson b: BEF 1730 in Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia

Marriage 4 Edward Turberville b: BEF 1681 in Northumberland County, Virginia Married: BET 1727 AND 7 NOV 1735 in King George County, Virginia

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Sarah Rozier's Timeline

1687
1687
Richmond County, Virginia, USA
1690
1690
Age 3
Orange, VA
1700
1700
Age 13
Richmond, Virginia, United States
1700
Age 13
Virginia, United States
1709
October, 1709
Age 22
King George County, Virginia, USA
1717
1717
Age 30
Orange County, Virginia, USA
1722
July 6, 1722
Age 35
Hanover Parish, King George Co., VA
1725
1725
Age 38
King George County, Virginia, USA
1727
1727
Age 40
Hanover Parish, King George Co., VA
1731
1731
Age 44
Hanover Parish, King George Co., VA