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Mary Vick (Knox)

Immediate Family:

Wife of Jacob Vick
Sister of Christian Vick

Managed by: Susanne Floyd
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About Mary Vick

From Joseph Vick of Lower Parish, Isle of Wight County, Virginia and His Descendants, vol. I:

pp 36-38

He presented a certificate from the Western Branch Monthly Meeting that verified his marriageability. A month later on 15, 3rd month, he was reported as having married MARY KNOX.2 She was a sister of Christian Knox, who married Jacob's brother Jesse. Her parentage has not been traced.

After their marriage the couple returned to Virginia. On 25, 7th month 1767, the Western Branch Meeting granted Jacob, his father and his brother Jesse certificates of exemption from military service.3 The French-Indian War had begun and Britain was mustering colonials to serve with the Regulars. The Quakers were recognized to be conscientious objectors, but, to weed out malingerers, each objector had to supply proof of affiliation with the Society ofFriends.

On 26, 8th month 1769, the meeting reported that "the Fathers over Notway [River] have fixed on Jacob Vick's Jr. for the holding of their meeting usually held at Ann West's".4The records show that the members consented to this request, and a Friends Meeting known as Vick's was established as an adjunct to the Western Branch Meeting.5 This is his last recorded appearance in extant Quaker records.....

Jacob appears infrequently in Southampton records. In 1784 he inherited a 745 acre plantation from his father.!! On 12 June 1794, he and his wife Mary sold a tract to John Jackson.!2 They witnessed the nuncupative will ofHenry Ellis, who died in their home, which was filed for probate on 14 April 1797.13 (This is the last time Mary appears in any record, which probably indicates she died about this time.)

On 18 May 1801, Jacob gave a slave to his sister-in-law Christian (Knox) Vick, widow of his brother Jesse.!4 He sold land to William Furgason on 18 May 1807; to Ann Pope on 17 December 1810, and finally to James Barnes in October 1813. He seems to have been deliberately settling his affairs and it is interesting that these last transactions are with families that have earlier associations with the Vick family: Furgason, Pope and Barnes.

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