, Polly 1a

Birth Name Polly
Gender female
Age at Death about 61 years, 5 months


Her will was dated 9/25/1845, Warren Co., VA. Probated 6/18/1849, Warren Co., VA.
Her real name was Mary, as shown by her will referred to below, although she was called Polly in her father's will dated the 23 Feb. 1822, which described her as the "widow of Thomas Amiss, deceased." A letter signed by Elton Waller, a neice of Thomas Amiss, dated "Mattoon, Illinois, May 27, 1873," stated that "Thomas Amiss married Miss Polly Bywaters. They had five boys and four daughters."
SOURCE: Allied Families of Read, et al.
(1) The will of Mary (Polly) Amiss, dated the 25 Sept. 1845, probated the 3rd Monday in June, 1849, and recorded in Warren County, Virginia, will book "A" page 470, after providing (1) for the payment of her just debts devised (2) the sum of $220.00 to her son, Joseph B. Amiss, in trust for the children of her daughter, Eliza A. Strother; (3) to her daughter, Catherine Steele, the sum of $230.00 and a negro woman, Dolly; (4 ) to her son Robert B. Amiss, the sum of $220.00; (5) to her daughter Mary Ann Amiss, a negro boy, William Henry, and $175.00 with certain furniture; and provided that her son, John W. Amiss, should have a portion equal to his sister last named; (6) to her son, Thomas I. Amiss, the sum o f $160.00; (7) to her granddaughter, Ann Lucretia Pierce, the sum of $ 60.00 to be held in trust for her until she becomes of age or marries; ( 8) to her granddaughter, Mary Catherine Strother, a bed and furniture; ( 9) the residue of her estate to be divided among her daughters, Catherine Steele, Mary Ann Amiss, and her granddaughter, Mary Catherine Strother.
SOURCE: Allied Families of Read, et al.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1788 Culpeper Co., VA.    
Death about 1849-06-00 Warren Co., VA.    

Age: 61y

Christening F8FB9B5A677E427C828171676AFADA41E53A 16 Sep 2008    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father BYWATERS, Thomas III17601822-02-23
Mother , Winney17621824
    Sister     , Kittie 1784
    Sister     BYWATERS, Sallie 1786
         , Polly 1788 about 1849-06-00
    Brother     BYWATERS, Thomas IV 1791
    Brother     BYWATERS, Robert 1793
    Brother     BYWATERS, Hankerson Reed Sr. 1795-01-22 1852-09-29
    Brother     BYWATERS, Joseph 1797
    Sister     BYWATERS, Sarah 1799


Family of AMISS, Thomas and , Polly

Unknown Partner AMISS, Thomas ( * D820B22641174D13A5EEB1C7E4872BB8E1A6 + ... )
Name Birth Date Death Date
AMISS, John Wesley
AMISS, Thomas I.
AMISS, Eliza Ann
AMISS, Mariah
AMISS, Catherine
AMISS, Mary Ann
AMISS, Robert B.
AMISS, James William1804
AMISS, Joseph Bywaters1818-03-15

Source References

  1. Darlene Berchtold: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hearts2&id=I1319 CLEMONS-NORMAN-BERCHTOLD ANCESTRY
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        ID: I1319
        Name: Joseph T. NORMAN
        Given Name: Joseph T.
        Surname: NORMAN
        Sex: M
        Birth: 1708 in Culpeper Co, VA.
        Death: 20 Nov 1783 in Culpeper Co., VA.
        Burial: Fairview Cem., Culpeper, Culpeper Co., VA.
        _UID: 70A7DB940ACC4D649A0F42394B980FE407E1
        Change Date: 20 Mar 2010 at 21:54
        1740, The first record of Joseph Norman is a deed of September, in which his father and mother, Isaac and Frances Norman, deeded land to him. This land was a part of that on which Isaac Norman lived on Flatt Run. In 1745 Joseph Norman bought seventy acres of land from John Ashley with the houses, garden, orchard, etc. This land was in the Little Fork of the Rappahanock River on the head branch of Battle Run, in or near the present county of Rappahannock. It was near land of his brother-in-law Francis Browning on the side of a mountain. (Source: Deed Book 10, Orange Co.). Later in 1751, Joseph and wife Sarah deeded it to Francis Browning.

        1748 Joseph Norman received from his brother-in-law James Turner another portion of his father's land on Flatt Run. In 1771 Joseph and wife Sarah deeded 146 acres, land received from his father's homeplace upon which he had been living, to Pettit. (Source: Deed Book F, Culpeper Co.). This property was described as beginning at a corner in the line of Reverend John Thompson's lands near the Great Road. Later Pettit sold it to Strode.

        1752, November 1, Hon. Thomas Lord Fairfax granted Joseph Norman of Culpeper County a certain tract of waste and ungranted land in the said county in the Little Fork of the Rappahannock River near Hickman's Mountain, 238 acres.
        Joseph Norman bought 219 acres from Col. Charles Carter which was a part of Col. Carter's "Mount Pony Tract." This land crossed Mountain Run and was his homeplace when he died. He conveyed it to his sons Thomas and John in his will of 1783. John Norman sold his part to his brother Thomas. This land lay by the edge of the low grounds on the north side of Mountain Run and crossed Mt. Run. The deed showed that Joseph Norman's home was on the south side of Mt. Run. (Source: Deed Book M. page 244, Culpeper County.)

        The Will of Joseph Norman Will Book C, page 117, Culpeper County Court House
        (Probated Feb 16, 1784) November 20th 1783
        I Joseph Norman of Culpeper County being in perfect sense mind and memory do make this my last Will in manner and form following.
        Item: I leave the land I now live on to my sons Thomas Norman and John Norman; Thomas to have one Hundred and Nineteen Acres and John One Hundred. If they cannot agree in dividing the land when John comes to the age of twenty years they are to leave it to two men to divide it for them.
        Item: I leave to my son William Norman a Negro woman named Gude and no other part of my Estate;
        Item: I leave to my son James Norman a Negro boy named --Tingo and the Executors to keep the said boy in their hands while they can send him word to come for him and to have no other part of my Estate.
        Item: I leave to my Granson Isaac Norman one hundred acres of land lying on the south side of Hickman's Mountain and no other part of my Estate.
        Item: I leave to my son Isaac Norman's wife Sarah Norman twenty Shillings Sterling.
        Item: I leave to my daughter Mary Dillard five pounds.
        Item: I leave to my wife Sarah Norman after paying all my Just debts and Legatees all the rest of my Estate to maintain the children that is now living with her during her widowhood and if she should Marry, or die then it is my desire it Should be equally divided between my son Thomas, John and my daughters Winifred Bywaters, Peggy Calver, Sally, Fanny Mimey, and Kisiah Norman and it is my desire for her not be interrupted on the plantation as long as --live a widow. And I do appoint my wife Sarah Norman, and Thomas Norman my Executors of this my last will-- Joseph Norman (L.S.) Test John Tripplett, Thomas Norman, and Fanny Norman Will Exhibited by Thomas Norman in court Feb 16, 1784, who made oath that the sd. Joseph Norman requested him to write his said will as exhibited.
        At a court held May 17, 1785 the will was again exhibited by Sarah Norman and Thomas Norman was proved by oath of John Triplett, was ordered recorded and certificate granted for obtaining a probate.

        Father: Isaac **** NORMAN b: 1 Feb 1682 in Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co., Virginia Colony c: 1 Feb 1682 in Abingdon Episcopal Church - Gloucester Co., VA. Colony
        Mother: Frances C. **** COURTNEY b: 17 Jan 1686 in Spotsylvania, Gloucester, Virginia Colony

        Marriage 1 Mary READ b: Abt 1712 in Culpeper Co., Virginia Colony
        Married: Abt 1731 in Culpeper Co., Virginia Colony
        Change Date: 16 Sep 2008
        Has Children James Madison NORMAN b: 1732 in Culpeper, Virginia Colony/Spotsylvania Co., VA.
        Has Children Isaac NORMAN b: 1735 in Culpeper, Virginia Colony
        Has Children Mary NORMAN b: 1749 in Culpeper, Virginia Colony
        Has Children William NORMAN b: 1750 in Culpeper, Virginia Colony
        Has Children Winifred "Winney" NORMAN b: 1762 in Culpeper, Virginia Colony

        Marriage 2 Sarah EVERETT b: 1723 in Culpeper, Virginia Colony
        Married: Abt 1751 in Culpeper, Virginia Colony
        Change Date: 16 Sep 2008
        Has No Children Sarah "Sally" NORMAN b: 1753
        Has No Children Kesiah NORMAN b: 1755 in Culpeper, Culpeper Co., VA.
        Has Children Margaret "Peggy" NORMAN b: 1760 in Culpeper Co., VA.
        Has Children Thomas NORMAN b: 1760 in Culpeper Co., VA.
        Has No Children Frances Everett "Fanny" NORMAN b: 1762 in Culpeper Co., VA.
        Has Children Jemina E. "Mimey" NORMAN b: 1764 in Culpeper Co., VA.
        Has No Children John NORMAN b: Abt 1766 in Culpeper Co., VA.

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