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Ann Muse (Hopkins or Sanford)

Also Known As: "Ann Sanford Hopkins", "Anne Hopkins"
Birthplace: Westmoreland, Virginia, United States
Death: January 14, 1725 (50-53)
Westmoreland, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Wife of Col. John Muse, Jr
Mother of William Muse; Elizabeth Ann Muse; Richard Muse; Ann Muse; Sarah Wilson and 7 others

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About Ann Muse

Not a known wife of Jacob Ramey. Not the daughter of Richard Sanford (dates don’t work)


Summary: MUSE, ANNE, 14 June 1725; 29 June 1726. Westmoreland County, Virginia

  • Son Edward the land of my deceased husband;
  • sons William, Hopkins, John, Augustine and George the lands which he leased to Col. William Fitzhugh;
  • my dau, Mary Sanford bed in possession of Thomas Muse Jr.;
  • dau. Anne Muse bed and furniture;
  • dau. Sarah Muse 1 bed, furniture and table;
  • son in law Robert Sanford; [step son?]
  • friend Benjamin Waddey a ring.

From: Tom Hamm [mailto:thamm@bellsouth dot net] Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 5:19 PM

Thank you for the information. I have a longer version of Anne Muse's will and didn't notice Sarah before. I am including the longer will in case you don't have it.

  • 29 Jun 1726: The will of Anne Muse, dated January 14, 1725, probated in Westmoreland County, June 29, 1726, devised:
  • to son Edward, my now dwelling plantation and half adjoining land, it being part of 200 acres leased by my deceased husband of Col. Fitzhugh.
  • To son William, other half of said land; but if he disturb my exors. or endeavor to claim my dwelling plantation, then said land to go to my son Hopkins.
  • To son William, 1000 lbs tob. and one iron pot in his possession.
  • To son Edward, feather bed and furniture, black walnut table and chest that stands in hall, 2 large pewter basons, diaper table doth and 1/2 dozen napkins, one towel, 4 leather chairs and my gray mare.
  • To sons Hopkins, John, Augustine and George (when 18 years old each) a cow and a calf.
  • To daughter Mary Sanford, bed now in possession of Thos. Muse, Jr., oval table in hall, 5 leather chairs, my old side saddle.
  • To daughter Anne Muse, bed and furniture in hall, and bedstead it lies in, oval table in chamber.
  • To daughter Sarah Muse, bed and furniture that lies in the trundle bedstead in chamber and bedstead it lies and my trunk.
  • To daughter Anne Muse, black mare and new side saddle and furniture.
  • Son in law Robert Sanford, to have care and tuition of testatriz's children, Hopkins and George (until they are 18 years old) and of daughter Anne until 16 years of age, or marriage.
  • To son Robert Sanford and son Edward Muse, stock of cattle and hoggs in equal division for support of my young children.
  • Friend Benjamin Waddy, a gold ring of 10 shillings value. Residue of estate to be divided between 4 young sons Augustine, Hopkins, John and George and if any of them, when they attain 18 years of age "be adjudged to take evil courses then my aforesaid son or sons take him to their care as before until they attain the age of 20".
  • Executors, friend Benja. Waddsy, son in law Robert Sanford and son Edward Muse.
  • Witnesses: Anne Jones, Elizabeth Muse. (Westmoreland Co.
  • W. B. 8, p. 170).


(Note from HOPKINS, p. 157: Ann left will dated Jan. 14, 1725, pro. June 29, 1726 (W. B. 8, p. 170, West'd Co.).)


John Jr. predeceased his father and was not mentioned in his will. However, John Jr. is proven by the Oct 1699 endorsement in which John Sr. references "his son John Mewes" and 1703 patent assigned "to his son John Mewes, Jr." Also in 1725 John Jr's brother Thomas conveyed to Thomas Muse Jr. a "piece or parcel of land which I purchased of my brother John Musedecd" by deed dated 28 Jul 1718.

The children of John and Ann Muse are proven by Ann's will and family records. Ann's will names nine children, and family records name a tenth child named Elizabeth. (Ann's will: Va Will Bk 8, p. 170).

Vital statistics on John's children based on "Family Record of John Muse Jr and Descendants," "a small book . . .[ in which] theentries appear to have been made at or close to the dates."


Rev. McLeod lists her name as Ann Sanford Hopkins. However HOPKINS lists her name as Ann___ probably Sanford. SOUTHERN LEGACY lists her as Ann (Hopkins or Sanford). 6


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Ann Muse's Timeline

Westmoreland, Virginia, United States
December 10, 1699
Northern Neck of Virginia, Virginia, Colonial America
January 9, 1701
Westmoreland, Virginia, United States
May 10, 1704
Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States
February 23, 1706
Washington Parish, Westmoreland Co., Virginia Colony
July 22, 1709
Westmoreland, Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States
February 2, 1711
Westmoreland, Virginia
August 25, 1715
Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States