1. Thomas Christmas-272
[WHT comments: I started working on this line in 1990, with Mrs. Grace Hough of Baton Rough, who has since passed away, and I still do not know where this Thomas connects. Any help will be appreciated. I had originally thought this Thomas was a son of John Christmas of NC and Middleton Myrick, but that Thomas died in 1799.]
"Succession Records, St. Helena Parish, LA" by Young & Williams, p. 37: Thomas Christmas received a 640 acre land grant in 1807 at St. Helena Parish, LA.
Inventory & estate sale for Thomas & Rebecca Christmas dated Nov. 19, 1819, mentions the following: a tract of land on the Amite River containing 640 acres founded on Settlement Rights, value $1280. Value of total estate $6085. Heirs mentioned: son Henry is Curator; Charlotte & husband, Wesley Chambers; Matilda; minor children: Issac, Richard & Nancy; Joseph Chisolm is referred to as a brother-in-law. [WHT: Son, John died in War of 1812, but no mention of three older daughters, Frances, Lucy & Martha Elizabeth; being older, they may have already received their inheritance from estate.]
Receipt from Joseph Chisholm, as Curator, by hand of Francis Chisholm as tutrix to his estate, full amount of estate of Thomas & Rebecca Christmas. Dated Dec. 12, 1828. Signed by Robert Penny & Matilda Penny. Another receipt signed by Benjamin Williams & Nancy R. Williams.
[WHT - Info only: There is a marriage record for Thomas Christmas & Mrs. Elizabeth Ratcliff in St. Helena Parrish, dated Dec 25, 1816. I do not know if Rebecca had died or if it is for this Thomas.]
Who is this Thomas? 1802 CHRISTMAS THOMAS Mississippi Terr MS 248 Petitioners MS Early Census Index MSS1a662632 1803 CHRISTMAS THOMAS Mississippi Terr MS 284 Petitioners MS Early Census Index MSS1a662633 1802 CHRISTMAS THOMAS Mississippi Terr MS 162 Petitioners MS Early Census Index MSS1a662634 1803 CHRISTMAS THOMAS Mississippi Terr MS 284 Petitioners MS Early Census Index MSS1a662640 1802 CHRISTMAS THOMAS Mississippi Terr MS 162 Petitioners MS Early Census Index MSS1a662641 1802 CHRISTMAS THOMAS Mississippi Terr MS 248 Petitioners MS Early Census Index MSS1a662642
[WHT: Following will sent by Diane Dumas, a descendant, via email, March 4, 1999.]
WILL BOOK 1 ADAMS COUNTY, MS.
Will of ISAAC COLLIER:
In the name of God Amen, I Isaac Collier Senr., do ordain this to be my Last will and testament in manner and form as follows to wit- :
Item I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Frances Collier all my real and personal estate during her natural life after all my just debts are paid and her decease to be divided between my two sons Benjamin and Vinie Collier.
Item, I lend unto my eldest daughter Rebecca Christmas one woman name Poll with all her present and future increase------her natural life, and her deceased to be equally divided between her lawful offspring.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Katesey Douglas one shilling, She having rec. her part.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Robert Collier, one shilling he having already received his part.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Nancy Rice one shilling she having received her part.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Isaac Collier one shilling he having received his part.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Lucy Hall one shilling she having received her part and lastly I do hereby appoint my son Benjamin Collier and Cata West my lawful executors together with my beloved wife Frances Collier Executrix of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by seal this twenty-third day of October 1802.
Signed Sealed published and declared in presence of us to be the last will And testament of Isaac Collier. Joseph D. Clarmont, James Griffin.
2. John Christmas-274
Louisiana Soldiers in the War of 1812; Name: Christmas, John; Rank: Sergeant; Company: De Clouet's Reg't., La. Militia.
4. Lucy H. Christmas-277
[WHT: info only - A William Smith & family are listed in the 1830 Enumeration Census St. Helena Parish, LA. William Smith 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0]
[WHT: Info only, I'm not sure this is the correct Lucy.]
1850 Census, E Feliciana Parish, LA; Dwelling 5 list Lucy H. Smith, age 58, born in TN, and the following: Nancy Martin, 35; Ann Smith, 33; Alexander Smith, 27; Hester Smith, 15; John Smith, 6, all born in LA; Sampson Crocket, 34, overseer, born in NC & William Lee, 34, laborer, born in AL.
U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885:
Name: Lucy H Smith; Gender: Female; Marital status: Widowed; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1792; Birth Place: Tennessee, USA; Age: 58; Death Date: May 1850; Cause of Death: Palpitation fever; Census Year: 1850; Census Place: East Feliciana, Louisiana; Line: 2.
Louisiana Marriages to 1850
Spouse 1: Burns, George B.
Spouse 2: Christmas, Matilda G.
Marriage Date: 28 Feb 1822
Marriage Location: Louisiana
West Feliciana Parish
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