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JEFFREYS, William A. "Billie"

Male Abt 1791 - 1864  (~ 73 )


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  • Name JEFFREYS, William A. "Billie"  [1
    Nickname Billie 
    Born Abt 1791  Rock Rest, Franklin Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    1850 Census 23 Jul 1850  Harris District, Franklin Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    sheet 331, page 662, dwelling & family no. 230 
    • enumerated as William Jeffries age 59 born in NC - Absalom Doyle (grandson of of Nathan Jean & Hannah Green) is three dwellings away)
    1860 Census 18 Aug 1850  Pacific P.O., Harris District, Franklin Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    sheet 456 (918), page 66, dwelling no. 478, family no. 471 
    • enumerated as William Jeffreys age 69 born in NC
    Name William "Buck" Jeffreys  [2
    Name William Jeffries 
    Will 4 Nov 1863  Franklin Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wills, Inventories, 1861-1864, Vol. R, pg 799-804 
    • The will of William Jeffreys of Franklin Co., NC mentions: wife Elizabeth Jeffreys to receive one tract of land whereon I now live situated on both sides of Little River, including the masnion, to have and to hold during her natural life and at the death of my said wife the property left to her both real and personal is to be divided into six equal parts: one sixth part to the children of my daughter Sarah J. Austin, dec'd namely William H. Austin, Charles J. Austin and Elizabeth L. Austing to be equally divided among them and their heirs; one sixth part to the children of my Daughter Mary A. E. Person, dec'd named Mary E. Boddie, Elizabeth H. (or C.?) Person, W. C. Person, Mourning H. Person and Caroline person to be equally divided among them and their hiers; one sixth part to my dau C.A. Porter to her and her heirs; one sixth part to my dau S.P. Jeffreys to her and her heirs; one sixth part to my dau E.H. Jones to her and her heirs; one sixth part to J. Robert Jeffreys and Wm F. Green to them and their heirs in trust for the use and benefit of dau Addelenia L. Perry and her children, at her death to be equally divided between her children to them and their heirs. To my dau C.A.P. Porter and her heirs one tract of land containing 230 acres; To grandchildren Mary E. Boddie, Elizabeth H. Person, W.C. Person, Mourning H. Person and Caroline Person, one tract of land containing by estimation 230 acres; to my daughter Eugenia H. Jones, wife of Dr. J.W. Jones tract of land containing 230 acres; to daughter Siddie P. Jeffreys one tract of land containing 232 acres; to son J. Robert Jeffreys and my nephew W. F. (?) Green tract of land to be held in trust, containing 205 acres, to be paid to my daughter Addelonia L. Perry and at her death the said property to be equally divided among ther children; to my grandchildren Wm H. (?) Austin, Charles J. Austin and Elizabeth L. Austin, slaves and $1500, to be equally divided among them; to my grandchildren Robert W. Jeffreys, Ed. L. Jeffreys and W.A. Jeffreys interest in the dower tract of land belonging to Mrs. ____ (Dilly?Gilly?) Jeffreys lying in Wake Co., NC; son James Robt Jeffreys all the balance of my land containing 4,000 acres laying in the counties of Franklin and Wake; silver watch to my grandson William Jeffreys; to dau-in-law Martha H. Jeffreys during her natural life or widowhood, slaves, at ther death to my grandchildre R.W. Jeffreys, Ed L. Jeffreys and W. A. Jeffreys - Appts son J. Robert Jeffreys and nephew Wm F. Green as executors - dated 4 Nov 1863 - Wm Jeffreys - Wit W.G. (?) Harris and Sarah (??) Harris
    Died 1 Oct 1864  Franklin Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Probate Between 1865 and 1872  Franklin Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Estate File of William A. Jeffreys, 1864 
    • * Probate Court, Franklin Co., NC - Petition for Partition - Joseph Pater (?) and wife Patience Pater (Poter/Porter?), J.W. Jones & wife Helen Jones, Siddie P. Jeffreys, Charles Austin, David Williams and wife Elizabeth, Thomas J. Boddie and wife Mary E. Boddie, Charles M. Cook and wife Elizabeth Cooke, Wm. C. Person, Mournign H. Person and Carrie E. Person by her next friend Willie M. Person and Lee Perry and wife Adlina (?) Perry, J. Robt Jeffreys trust of said Adlonia (?) Perry - petition for court to appt commissioners to divide the land. It is noted that A.L. Perry's share was for her benefit and the remainder to her children. Elizabeth Jeffreys died 9 Dec 1871, Wm C. Austin died in 1865 leaving the said Charles Austing & Elizabeth Austin, who since intermarried with the said David Williams his only heirs at law. That Elizabeth H. Person has since intermarried witht he said Charles M. Cooke, that Wm F. Green who with J. Robert Jeffreys was appt executor of said will and trustee for the said A.L. Perry declined to qualify as such executor or become such trustee and that J. Robt Jeffreys qualified as such and became said trustee alone. The petitioners further show that they desire the land shall be divided among them according to their respecitve interests and they pray the court appt three commissioners to divide the same into six equal shares and to set apart to your petitioenrs, Patience Porter, Helen Jones, Siddie P. Jeffreys and J. Robt Jeffreys trustee for the said A.L. Perry each one sixt part thereof to the said children of Mary A.E. Person, viz: Mary E. Boddie, Elizabeth Cooke, Wm C. Person, Mourining H. Person and Carrie E. Person together one sixth part, the remaining sixt to the said Charles Austin and Elizabeth Williams surviving children of the said Sarah J. Austin. C.M. Cooke, Atty for Petitioners dated 28 Dec 1871 - accepted 8 Jan 1872
      * W. A. Jeffreys died in Franklin Co. on 1 Oct 1864, leaving a last will and testament. Said will devised a certain tract of land lying in the county adjoining the lands of J.W. Jones, Siddie P. Jeffreys and others, containing by survey 600 acres to Elizabeth Jeffreys the widow of the said W.A., for the term of ehr natural life and after her death to be divided into six equal aprts.
      * Land was divided on 5 Jan 1872 and filed in court 8 Jan 1872 - the land was on both sides of the Little River, North of the Louisburg Road, with the Rocky Branch laying on the east side of the land.
      * One account indicates he had 5727 acres of land and over 50 slaves.
    Person ID I15512  Gean~ealogy Tree
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2013 

    Father JEFFREYS, William,   b. 1743, Northampton Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1802, Franklin Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 ) 
    Mother GRAY, Mary,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 30 Jul 1773  Edgecombe Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F4496  Group Sheet

    Family HARTSFIELD, Elizabeth "Betsy",   b. Abt 1800, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1871  (Age ~ 71 ) 
    Married 22 Jul 1815  [1
    Children 
     1. JEFFREYS, William A. Jr.,   d. Bef 1850
     2. JEFFREYS, Sarah Jennett,   b. 13 Feb 1821, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1858, Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 )
     3. JEFFREYS, Mary A. E.,   b. Abt 1824, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850  (Age ~ 27 )
     4. JEFFREYS, Patience Catharine Ann,   b. 17 Feb 1825, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1897  (Age 72 )
     5. JEFFREYS, Ann,   b. Abt 1830, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850  (Age ~ 21 )
     6. JEFFREYS, Siddie P.,   b. Abt 1832, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1870  (Age ~ 39 )
     7. JEFFREYS, Possibly Charles,   b. Abt 1832, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850  (Age ~ 19 )
     8. JEFFREYS, Adalonia L. "Addie",   b. Abt 1835, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880  (Age ~ 46 )
     9. JEFFREYS, Eugenia Helen,   b. 13 Jun 1837, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1898  (Age 60 )
     10. JEFFREYS, James Robert,   b. Abt 1838, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F5336  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S186] R. H. Jackson and Peggy Ormes Jackson Family Tree, Jackson, R. H., (Rootsweb Last update: 7 Jan 2006 - rhjackson@cafes.net).

    2. [S262] Find A Grave, Various, (www.findagrave.com).

    3. [S212] Simon Jeffreys of James City County, Virginia, King, Forrest Davis 22 Dec 2005 - fkroots@aol.com.