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W. Elizabeth James (Wright)

Also Known As: "Betsy"
Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Lancaster, Virginia
Death: Died in Fauquier, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Capt. James Wright and Mary Wright
Wife of John Thomas James, (Lt/ Capt/Justice)
Mother of Mary Polly Smith; Tarlton Aldridge James; Capt David James and Margaret Wright Kelly

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About W. Elizabeth James

Owned slaves: Joshua, Sedwick, James, Judah and her children. Elizabeth left her slaves to her daughter, Margaret, in her will.

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ID: I2739 •Name: Elizabeth WRIGHT •Surname: Wright •Given Name: Elizabeth •Sex: F •Birth: Feb 1762 in , Lancaster, Va. •Death: 28 Feb 1828 in , Fauquier, Va. •Burial: Midland,Fauquier,Va.,James Wright Kelly Cem. •_UID: 44642F907B41D511BD9EBDC3D7961731996C •Note: Riley notes

Elizabeth WRIGHT Surname: Wright Given Name: Elizabeth Sex: F Birth: ABT 1764 in ,Fauquier,Virginia Death: 1834 in ,Fauquier, Virgnia _UID: A7E2C23F078F674E81C62EB4534D7EA1BD94 Note: Will of Elizabeth James (Betsy Wright) I Elizabeth James this 3rd day of January One thousand eight hundred and twenty eight do make this my last will and testament. In the first I give to my daughter Mary Smith one bed and furniture. Item I give to my son David James one bed and furniture. Item I give to Emily Ash one bed and furniture. Item I give to my daughter Margaret Kelley's children my Negroes Joshua, Sedwick, James, Judah and her children, also the tract of land that belonged to my grandfather upon which I live but it is my will and testament that my son Aldridge James retain possession of the said tract of land for five years after my death free of rent or charge enjoining on him to use it as he would his own. Item I give to my granddaughter Delia James my Negro girl Winney. Item I give to my son Aldridge James all my remaining estate both real and personal, and constitute him my executor of this my last will and testament. It is my will that the foregoing property given to my daughter Margaret's children be entirely under the control and management of their father. In testimony of which I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and date above mentioned. Elizabeth James (seal) Testo Gorg W. Sinclair, M. A. Chilton. Enos Hord At the court held for Fauquier County on the 27th day of October, 1834. This last will and testament of Elizabeth James was proved by the oaths of Gorg W. Sinclair, M. A. Chilton and Enos Hord subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Test. A. J. Marshall. Change Date: 12 Nov 2005 at 17:06:46 Father: James WRIGHT b: 1738 in ,Prince William,Virginia Mother: Mary DUNCAN Marriage 1 John JAMES Married: 27 Jun 1783 in ,Fauquier, Virginia

I) Elizabeth (Wright) James, Her Husband John Thomas James, And Her Descendants Elizabeth (Wright) James was a daughter of 1812 James Wright of Fauquier County and Mary (Duncan) Wright. (1663 Richard1, 1713 Francis2, 1729/30 John3, 1792 John4, 1812 James5) The will of John Wright was dated on June 1, 1785, and probated on February 27, 1792, at Fauquier County, Virginia, W.B. 2/219, listed Betsey Wright as the daughter of his son James Wright: "In The Name Of God Amen I John Wright of the Parish of Hamilton & County of Fauquier in the Common Welth of Virginia, . . . . Item I give to my grand daughter Betsey Wright daughter to my son James Wright one negro named Jinny to her, her Heirs and assigns forever. . . ." The marriage record of Elizabeth Wright and John James was dated on June 28, 1785, at Fauquier County, Virginia, with James Wright as surety: "Know All Men by these presents that we John James and James Wright are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency Patrick Henry Esq Governor of Virginia in the sum of fifty pounds to which payment well & truly to be made to the sd Patrick Henry & his successors we bind ourselves & each of us our & each of our heirs Exors & Admors jointly & severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals & dated this 28th day of June 1785 The Condition is that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound John James & Elizabeth Wright for which a license hath issued Now if there be no lawfull cause to obstruct the said intended marriage then this obligation to be void or else to remain in force Sealed & delivered John James in presence of Jas Wright Geo Brooke" In her Ancestry.com posting dated March 3, 2003, Libby Baker stated that the will of John James was dated on September 8, 1801, probated on April 26, 1802, at Fauquier County, Virginia, W.B. 3/381, and provided as follows: "Will Book 3, page 381 September 8, 1801, Proved April 26, 1802 In the name of god amen I John James of the County of Fauquier and State of Virginia do constitute and appoint my last will and testament in manner and form following after my just debts and funeral expenses be discharged Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary two negroes (to wit) Troy and Nancy dughter to Jane to her and her heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret two negroes namely George and Lydia to her and her heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath to my son Aldridge two negroes namely Robin and Jamima to him and his heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath to my son David two negroes namely Edward and Elijah to him and his heirs forever. Item it is my will and desire that the above legacies shall not be in the actual possession of my said children until they come of age or at the day of their marriage but shall be for the benefit and advantage of their mother during their nonage and as they come of age the said negroes and their increase shall be delivered to them and be their actual property. It is my will that the balance of my estate not before given or mentioned shall be at the disposal of my wife Elizabeth as she shall so cause except my land that was given me by my father's will which said tract of land shall be equally divided between my two daughters Mary and Margaret when they come of age and be their actual possession to them and their heirs forever. Lastly I constitute and appoint James Wright, my sons Aldridge and David executors and my wife Elizabeth Executrix of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighth day of September, Eighteen hundred and one. signed sealed and acknowl- John James LS edged in presence of us. Peter Conway Bretain Lewis Benjamin Bronaugh John Shumate Sr. At a court held for Fauquier County the 26th day of April, 1802. This will was proved by the oath of Peter Conway as witness thereto and ordered to be certified and on the motion of James Wright one of the executors therein named who made oath and together with Thomas Keith his security entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of ten thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. And at a court held for the said County the 24th day of May, 1802 the same was further provided by the oaths of Benjamin Bronaugh and Britain Lewis two other witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Teste, L. Brooke" This record identifies the family of John James as follows: Wife: Elizabeth James Children: 1) Mary James, 2) Margaret James, 3) Aldridge James, and 4) David James. The will of Rosamond Wright dated on February 19, 1804, and probated on September 23, 1811, at Fauquier County, Virginia, W.B. 5/224 listed Betsy James as the daughter of her brother James Wright: "In the name of God Amen I Rosamond Wright of the County of Fauquier . . . . do make this my last Will and Testament . . . . I give devise and bequeath to Betsy James Daughter of James Wright one negro Woman named Diana she and her increase to her her heirs and assigns forever. . . . Item I leave to my Brother & Sister James and Mary Wright one negro man named Robert and woman named Lidda, . . . ." The will of Mary Wright dated on November 23, 1812, and probated on March 25, 1822, at Fauquier County, Virginia, W.B. 8/152 listed Betsey James as her niece: "In the name of God Amen, I Mary Wright of the County of Fauquier and state of Virginia . . . . do make this my last will and Testament in the manner and form as followeth that is to say, I give and bequeath to my Neice Betsey James that tract of land left me by my father also one negro woman named Nancy and her children Buckner and Betty together with all my personal estate not otherwise devised to her and her heirs forever, . . . ." In her email dated March 19, 2004, Libby Baker enclosed a transcription of the will of Elizabeth James which was dated on January 3, 1828, probated on October 27, 1834, at Fauquier County, Virginia, W.B. 13/394, and provided as follows: "I Elizabeth James this 3rd day of January One thousand eight hundred and twenty eight do make this my last will and testament. In the first I give to my daughter Mary Smith one bed and furniture. Item I give to my son David James one bed and furniture. Item I give to Emily Ash one bed and furniture. Item I give to my daughter Margaret Kelley's children my Negroes Joshua, Sedwick, James, Judah and her children, also the tract of land that belonged to my grandfather upon which I live but it is my will and testament that my son Aldridge James retain possession of the said tract of land for five years after my death free of rent or charge enjoining on him to use it as he would his own. Item I give to my granddaughter Delia James my Negro girl Winney. Item I give to my son Aldridge James all my remaining estate both real and personal, and constitute him my executor of this my last will and testament. It is my will that the foregoing property given to my daughterMargaret's children be entirely under the control and management of their father. In testimony of which I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and date above mentioned. Testo Elizabeth James Gorg W. Sinclair M. A. Chilton Enos Hord At the court held for Fauquier County on the 27th day of October, 1834. This last will and testament of Elizabeth James was proved by the oaths of Gorg W. Sinclair, M. A. Chilton and Enos Hord subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Test A. J. Marshall" Military Records, Pension Applications, Heirs At Law And Civil War Military Records From The Fauquier County, Virginia, Court Minute Books, 1840-1904, compiled by Joan W. Peters, stated that on April 1, 1859, at Fauquier County, Virginia, Minute Book 1857-1859/259 the following court certification was filed:"The Court certifies that it was established to its satisfaction today by competent and credible evidence adduced before it in open Court that Captain James Wright of the Virginia Continental Line died intestate about 1812, leaving his daughter Elizabeth James, wife of JohnJames, as his only heir at law. Elizabeth James died intestate, leaving her childen David James, now living in Fauquier County Virginia; Aldridge James, Mary Smith, wife of Thompson Smith; and Margaret Kelly, wife of John P. Kelly, as his only heir at law. Aldridge James, Mary Smith and Margaret Kelly have all died intestate. The children and heirs at law of Aldridge James decd. are 1) Elizabeth Hord, wife of Dr. Ambrose Hord; 2) Edwin D. James, 3) Sarah E. James, 4) Susan K. James, 5) Waverly James, 6) Duncan James and 7) David James. All are adults and live in Fauquier County, Virginia. The heirs at law and children of Mary Smith decd. are 1) John Smith, 2) J. Aldridge Smith and 3) Augustin J. Smith, all of whom are adults. The children and heirs at law of Margaret Kelly decd. at her death were: 1) Granville J. Kelly, 2) Jane Coleman, wife of Robert Coleman. Jane Coleman has died leaving children Granville Coleman and David Coleman. The third child of Margaret and John P. Kelly was Elizabeth Taliaferro, wife of Charles C. Taliaferro. She is also dead, leaving children John Taliaferro and Margaret Taliaferro. Granville Coleman, David Coleman, John Taliaferro and Margaret Taliaferro are infants and Granville J. Kelly is their legal guardian." This record identifies the family of Elizabeth (Wright) James as follows: Husband: John James Children: 1) David James, 2) Aldridge James, 3) Mary (James) Smith, and 4) Margart (James) Kelly. On July 1, 1859, the court rescinded the order of April 1, 1859, referred to as April 1, 1858, and entered a new order regarding the heirs of James Wright to reflect that some of the descendants died testate: "The Court order for April 1, 1858 touching the heirship of James Wright decd. is rescinded. Elizabeth James, daughter of Captain James Wright, died testate and by her will . . . made her son Aldridge James her sole residuary legatee after disposing of certain personal estate and land in Fauquier County. Aldridge James died testate and devised his whole estate to his wife Elizabeth James. Elizabeth James, Aldridge's widow, did intestate. The following people are her heirs at law: 1) Elizabeth Hord, wife of Dr. Ambrose Hord; 2) Edwin D. James, 3) Sarah E. James, 4) Susan K. James, 5) Waverly James, 6) Duncan James, and 7) David James. All of the heirs at law of Elizabeth James are adults and reside inFauquier County Virginia." These two records establish that James Wright served in the Revolutionary War, died in 1812, and that his only child was Elizabeth (Wright) James. In his website at www.ericjames.org Eric James stated that Elizabeth Wright was a daughter of James Wright, was born on February 1, 1762, at Lancaster County, Virginia, married John Thomas Jameson June 28, 1765, at Fauquier County, Virginia, and died on February 28, 1828, at Fauquier County, Virginia, that John Thomas James was born in 1746 at Fauquier County, Virginia, and died on September 8, 1801, at Bealton, Fauquier County, Virginia, and that Elizabeth (Wright) James and John Thomas James had the following children: 1) Mary (James) Smith, born in 1791 at Fauquier County, Virginia, 2) David James, born on July 1, 1792, at Fauquier County, Virginia, 3) Aldridge James, born in about 1794 at Fauquier County, Virginia, and 4) Margaret Wright (James) Kelly, born on September 2, 1796, at Fauquier County, Virginia. Robert N. Grant 15 Campo Bello Court Menlo Park, CA 94025 RNGrant@grantandgordon.com

July 1,? 1859 Court? page 358 The Court order for April 1, 1858 touching the heirship of James Wright decd. is rescinded. Elizabeth James, daughter of Capt. James Wright, died testate and by her will...made her son Aldridge James her sole residuary lagatee after disposing of certain personal estate and land in Fauquier County. Aldridge James died testate and devised his whole estate to his wife Elizabeth James. Elizabeth James, ALdridge's widow, died intestate. The following people are her heirs at law: 1. Elizabeth Hord, wife of Dr. Ambrose Hord 2. Edwin D. James 3. Sarah E. James 4. Susan K. James 5. Waverly James 6. Duncan James 7. David James All of the heirs at law of ELizabeth James are adults and reside in Fauquier County, Virginia Source: Fauquier County Minute Book 1857-1859 June cpzb4@aol.com I am working on a supplemental patriot for the DAR and have run into a small problem. It?s concerning James Wright (c 1738 ? 1812) and his wife Mary Duncan who had Elizabeth Wright who married John James. Bible records regarding the death of Elizabeth Wright James conflict and neither agree with the tombstone. The problem appears to be that Elizabeth was born before the parents were married (marriage bond in Fauquier dated 8 Dec, 1763) and birth date of Elizabeth appears to be sometime in 1762. The DAR is arguing that James Wright must have had a first wife. Fauquier County Tombstone Inscriptions by Baird says she is buried in the Kelly/James cemetery in Bealeton: ?Elizabeth nee Wright widow of John James died Feby 28, 1828 aged 65 years 9 mos and 28 days? (which makes her birth date April 30, 1762). If she were age 63 when she died, all would be well as it would put her birth date (April 30, 1764) after the marriage (Dec 8, 1763). Therefore I?m trying to find that tombstone! According to Baird the cemetery is 1 mile North West Route 28 North Route 745 in middle of field, overgrown. Originally 2 acres in size, now about 30 x 40 feet. Further research indicates that it might be at 6228 Liberty Road or close by. And it?s probably on private property. Does anyone know exactly where this cemetery is and even better, does anyone have a photo of the tombstone? Or actually, any proof that Mary Duncan was the mother of Elizabeth Wright James? Libby Libbybaker@aol.com

•Change Date: 30 Apr 2007 at 01:00:00

Father: James WRIGHT b: ABT 1738 in ,Prince William,Va. Mother: Mary DUNCAN b: ABT 1744 in ,Fauquier,Va.

Marriage 1 John Thomas JAMES b: ABT 1746 in , Fauquier, Va.•Married: 27 Jun 1785 in , Fauquier, Va. Children1.Has Children Mary Polly JAMES b: ABT 1791 in ,Fauquier,Va. 2.Has Children David JAMES b: 1 Jul 1792 in , Fauquier, Va. 3.Has Children Tarlton Aldridge JAMES b: ABT 1794 in Warrenton, Fauquier, Va. 4.Has Children Margaret Wright JAMES b: 2 Sep 1796 in , Fauquier, Va. 5.Has No Children Elizabeth JAMES b: ABT 1790

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W. Elizabeth James's Timeline

1762
May 1, 1762
Lancaster, Virginia
1791
1791
Age 28
1792
July 1, 1792
Age 30
Fauquier County, Virginia, United States
1792
Age 29
1796
September 2, 1796
Age 34
Fauquier County, Virginia, United States
1828
February 28, 1828
Age 65
Fauquier, Virginia