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MADDERA John

Male 1730 - 1782  (52 years)


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  • Name MADDERA John  [1
    Born 1720-1730  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Will 18 Feb 1752  Cabin Point, Surry County, VA. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    From Father's will 
    • Item: I give unto my son James the plantation whereon he now lives to him and his heirs. Also my negro man Roger in case my wife should remarry or when she dies.
    Died 1782  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Will 10 Jul 1782  Cabin Point, Surry County, VA. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Imprimus: I give and bequeath unto my children Micajah Maddera, Rebekah Maddera, Nancy Maddera, Martha Maddera each the sum of 20 shillings specie to them and their heirs forever.
      Item: I give to my daughter Diecey Maddera the sum of twenty-five pounds in specie to her and her heirs forever. I also desire her to have one feather bed and furniture after the death or intermarriage of my beloved wife, to her and her heirs forever.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Priscilla Maddera the sum of twenty-five pounds specie to her and her heirs forever. I also desire her to have one feather bed and furniture after the death.
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife my best horse, saddle and bridle -with the best bed and furniture I possess, to her and her heirs forever. My will and desire is that my beloved wife shall have the use of my land and plantation with all its appurtenances and shall have, possess and enjoy all my slaves, stock and household furniture so long as she remains my widow, to enable her to raise and educate my children who are now with me and under age: and after her death, or after she shall intermarry I give and bequeath all my land slaves, stock and household furniture to my two sons John and Thomas Maddera to be equally divided between them, if they be both alive; but if one of them only shall at that time survive, my will and desire is that the whole of my lands, slaves, stock and household furniture shall go to him and his heirs forever.

      Item: I also give and bequeath to my two sons John Maddera and Thomas Maddera all the ready money I have at the time of my death, with all the debts due to my estate which I desire my executors to collect as soon as possible and put the whole out at interest, to be equally divided between them, when they or either of them arrive at lawful age. But in case my executors shall thinkproper at any time to purchase one certain parcel or tract of land now belonging to Joseph Thorp and lying contiguous to my land, I desire that they may apply apart of the money aforesaid to that purpose, which I desire may go to them after the death, or after my beloved wife shall intermarry, in the same manner as is directed respecting the land I now possess.
      Item: My will and desire is that all the rest and residue of my estate not herein before mentioned may remain in the possession of my beloved wife so long as she remains my widow and afterwards to go to my two sons John and Thomas to be equally divided between them, or to revert to the survivor as is before directed in the case of lands, slaves, etc.; I also desire that the ready money and debts given as aforesaid to them the said John and Thomas Maddera may in the case of the death of either of them, go to the other.
      I do hereby nominate and appoint my friends William Clinch, Jr. and James Kee my lawful executors to this my last will and testament and do empower them to execute the trust hereby imposed in them as well as see to the education of my young children...............10 July 1782
      John Maddera
      The will was presented to the Court 27 August 1782.
    Notes 
    • John Maddera was the son, probably the only son born to Zacharias Maddera and his second wife Joanna Hurdle. He was probably born between 1720 and 1730. The Maddera family is said to have lived near Cabin Point in Surry County. Most of what we know about him and his family is gleaned from his will, written in 1782. All of his eight children were still under age when he died. [1]
    Person ID I3446  Booth Family
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2015 

    Father MADDERA Zachariah,   b. Abt 1680,   d. 1752, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Mother HURDLE Joanna,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1335  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family MADDERA Elizabeth --LNU--,   d. 1814, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Y  [1
    • Elizabeth Maddera did not remarry, and lived on at the plantation until her death in 1814. [1]
    Children 
     1. MADDERA Thomas,   b. Abt 1775, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1826, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     2. MADDERA John,   d. Aft 1814
     3. MADDERA Micajah,   d. 1809
     4. MADDERA Dianna,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. MADDERA Pricilla,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. MADDERA Rebekah,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. MADDERA Nancy,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. MADDERA Martha,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F1105  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsWill - From Father's will - 18 Feb 1752 - Cabin Point, Surry County, VA. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 10 Jul 1782 - Cabin Point, Surry County, VA. Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1212] Cotton family tree, Owner: Pat Reynolds, (Compiled and Supplied by Robert L. Bartlett of Juno Beach, FL to Pat Johnson Reynolds) (Reliability: 3).