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James Trail, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Prince George's County, Maryland, Colonial America
Death: May 01, 1799 (79-88)
Montgomery County, Maryland, United States
Place of Burial: Seneca Creek, Montgomery County, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of David Traill; David Trail, Sr. and Margaret Elizabeth Baikie
Husband of Rachel Trail
Father of William Trail; Jean Eugenia West; James Trail, II; Rachel Seybert; Sarah Trail and 11 others
Brother of Charles Trail, I; David Trail, II; Jean Trail; Helen Traill and Thomas Trail

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About James Trail, Sr.

  • Daughters of American Revolution Ancestor #: A116019
  • Service: MARYLAND Rank: PATRIOTIC SERVICE
  • Birth: CIRCA 1730 PRINCE GEORGES CO MARYLAND
  • Death: ANTE 5-2-1799 MONTGOMERY CO-BUR MARYLAND
  • Service Source: DAR, UNPUBLISHED REV RECS OF MD, GRC 1939, S1, VOL 61, P 56
  • Service Description: 1) TOOK OATH OF ALLEGIANCE, 1778

In the Name of God Amen, I. James Trail of Montgomery County and State of Maryland being sick and weak in body but of sound a perfect memory and calling to mind the uncertain state of the transitory life and will knowing that all flesh must yeald (sic) unto death when it shall please God to call do make publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say I give and devise to my beloved son James Trail and his heirs and afsigns forever, one hundred and twenty six acres and three quarters of an acre of land whereon he now dwells being part of a tract or parcel of Land called the Reserving on the Younger Brother. I give and devise to my beloved son Archibald Trail and his heirs and afsigns forever a tract of land whereon I now dwell called Rach Head patented for sixty acres. I also give to my said son Archibald Trail and his heirs and afsigns forever sixteen acres and three quarters of an acre of land which I purchased of William Benson called Pleasant Fields. I also give to my said son Archibald Trail and his heirs and afsigns forever twenty seven acres and one quarter of an acre of land thereunto adjoining being part of a tract or parcel of land called the Resurvey on the younger Brother. I likewise give to my said son Archibald Trail and his heirs and afsigns forever twenty three acres of land contiguous to the other tracts mentioned above being part of a tract of land called Trails Addition. I give and devise to my beloved son Osborn Trail and his heirs and afsigns forever one hundred acres of land being part of a tract or parcel of land called Fathers Good Will. I likewise give to my said son Osborn Trail and his heirs and afsigns forever twenty seven acres of land being part of a tract of land called Trails Addition. I give to my daughter in Law Frances Trail for and during the time she shall remain a Widow and no longer one hundred acres of land whereon she now dwells being part of a tract or parcel of land called Fathers Good Will and after her decease on on (sic) the day of a second marriage I give to my four grandchildren Vos: Daniel Trail, William Trail, Edward Trail, Nathan Trail and their heirs and afsigns forever twenty five acres each of the aforesaid piece or parcel of land to be equally devided between them by some indifferent person to be named for that purpose if they cannot agree on the devision between themselves. I give and bequeath to my dear and beloved wife, Rachel Trail one negro girl called Febey, one Feather Bed and furniture, one Lining wheel, one clear? wheel, one iron pot, one pewter dish, two pewter basons, and six pewter plates, the remaining part of my Estate after my lawful debts are paid. I give to my said wife Rachel Trail and nine children hereafter named Vis - James Trail, Archibald Trail, Osborn Trail, Eleanor Lee, Jean West, Sarah Buxton, Cafsander Ford, Rachel Cybert?, Margary Fryer share and share alike. Lastly I consider order and appoint my dear and beloved wife Rachel Trail and my son James Trail hole and sole Executors of this my last will and testament revoking all other Will or Wills by me hereto made either by word or writing and this shall be taken for my last Will and Testament and no other. In witnefs I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 11th day of March in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred and eighty three. James Trail Sen

Signed, sealed, published and declared in the presence of us - Edwd Burgefs, Lodwich Yost, Basil Trail Montgomery County - On the 18th day of March one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight came Edward Burgefs and Basil Trail two of the subscribing witnefses to the last will and testament of James Trail late of said County deceased and made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that they did see the testator therein named sign and seal this will and that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding and that they respectfully subscribed their names to this will as witnefses in the presence and at the request of the testator and in the presence of each other Certified by Saml Turner, Regr

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A Patriot of the American Revolution for MARYLAND. DAR Ancestor # A116019

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James Trail, Sr.'s Timeline

1715
1715
Prince George's County, Maryland, Colonial America
1740
1740
Age 25
Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
1742
1742
Age 27
Prince Georges, Maryland, USA
1744
1744
Age 29
Prince George's County, Maryland
1746
1746
Age 31
Montgomery, Maryland, USA
1748
1748
Age 33
Montgomery County, Maryland, Colonial America
1750
1750
Age 35
Montgomery, Frederick, Maryland, USA
1750
Age 35
Montgomery, Maryland, USA
1752
May 5, 1752
Age 37
Spartanburg County, South Carolina, Colonial America