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Samuel Yancey Thompson
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Birth: Dec. 24, 1728
Spotsylvania County
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 1779
Amelia County
Virginia, USA

This is a cenotaph. He is at rest somewhere in Amelia Co., VA.

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Son of Rev. Samuel S. Thompson & Mary McDonald.

His mother died on Christmas Day, the day after he was born. He was given the name Samuel after his father because he was born so close to his father's birth date (Dec. 31). He was given the middle name of Yancey after his father remarried.

Married 1752 in Amelia Co., VA to Anne "Nancy" Jennings.

Samuel Thompson, given of Caroline, 1758
He bought two tracts of land and his widow moved after his death to Pittsylvania County. His son, Washington Thompson lived near what is now known as Chestnut Level. The two tracts were bought in Pittsylvania County, before he died.
For Reboulionary War service consult Mrs. Kirk Perrow, Hurt, Virginia, or her membership paper, D.A.R.

Samuel Thompson bought land in Pittsylvania County, Va. before he died in Amelia County, Va. His wife, Anne and children moved to Pittsylvania County after his death. His Executors, Christopher Robertson, a son-in-law and Joseph Jennings, a brother-in-law, completed payments to Byrd Pruettand made Deed to Anne Thompson, widow of Samuel Thompson. (See Will ofSamuel Thompson, probated in Amelia County, Va., in 1779)

Heitman's Historical Register gives Samuel Thompson as a Captain, Virginia militia, 1777-1778. Virginia Statutes, compiled by William Walter Henning....That he married Anne, youngest daughter of the retired British Officer, William Jennings.


Will of Samuel Thompson??Sept.7, 1779 ( Died in Amelia County.

In the name of God Amen I Samuel Thompson of Amelia County, Va., being weak and sick of body, but of perfect sence and memory, blessed be God,do think proper to make my last Will & Testament.
My soul I recommend to God in expectation of eternal happiness, through the merits of Christ my body, I have to mingle with the native dust till the resurrection of the last day, and what worldly estate God has blessedme with, I dispose of it as follows
Viz: To my daughter Milly, l give negro Rachel & Mutt, togetherwith whatever of my estate she has already in possession to her and herheirs forever intending her to share in any of the rest of my estate.
I lend to my beloved wife Anne, (Anne Jennings) all my estate real and personal during her natural life except the bequests and legacies hereafter mentioned and my Will is that my children while under age or unmarried be maintained and receive a customary education at the expense of it, not designing hereby for them to be brought up in idleness.
I give and bequeath to my daughter, Mary Pulliam my negro boy Lewis to her and her heirs forever, over and above an equal share with the restof my children, in consideration of her being
afflicted with lameness
............ my negro beginning at Abram and taking in all younger than him, excepting Mutt and Lewis above mentioned and also Dinah and Peter, whom. I have sold, including those who shall hereafter be born of Pheby, Judy, Sussey and Hannah and live to the age of two years, devise to my children, Milly excepted as above, in the following manner,
Viz: To my eldest son Jennings, I give Abram; To my daughter Mary Pulliam, Mazula and so with respect to the rest born of children and negros to proceed in a regular rotation till the decease of my wife, tobe possessed by them when they respectively come of age or marry and to be theirs and their heirs forever.
I also will that each of my children when they come to age or marry, shall have a bed and furniture, I give Jennings my chestnut sorrel horse and saddle and to each of my other sons at the turn aforesaid, a horseof moderate value and saddle, and also to my daughter Mary Pulliam? anda saddle to my daughter Nancy.
My Will is that if any of my children die before they come of age or marry, that their respective legacies above mentioned remain in the estate and be as if they never had been bequeathed and that if any of them should be deprived of their proportion of negros, by the death of the said negros before their receiving them, that the estate owe them the value of such negro. The rest of my estate both real and personal remaining in the hand of my wife I leave to be equally divided at her decease, among all my children except Milly as aforesaid .
My Will is that my Executors may and I do hereby empower them to sell the land on which I now live to enable my estate to pay my debts, etc., and I constitute and appoint my brother-in-law,
Joseph Jennings, my son-in-law Christopher Robertson and my son Jennings the Executors of this my last Will & Testament.
In confirmation of the whole, I have here unto set my hand and seal this first day of September, one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine. (1779)
Signed and sealed, pronounced and declared in presence of Jerimiah Walker, Joseph Jennings & John Jennings.

Samuel Thompson ( Seal)


Whereas I made a Will and Testament, bearing date the first day of September, 1779, I do by these presents ratify and confirm the same to be my last Will and Testament, and do add thereto by way of Codicil,That it is my Will that my Executors, in order so the payment of my debts and fullfilling my engagements to Byrd Pruett of PittsylvaniaCounty (Virginia) for land, stock and etc. that I have bought of him, do sell not only the land on which I now live as mentioned in my said Will, but whatever they conceive may best be spared from the necessary support of my family, negros not excepted, so that they do not run counter to the legacies mentioned in my said Will. And my Will is that this Codicil be esteemed a part of my last Will and Testament.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this
seventh day of Sept. 1779. Samuel Thompson (Seal)

Signed, Sealed, pronounced and declared in the presence of Jerimiah Walker, John Jennings, and George Cabiness.

Will Probated Sept. 23, 1779, C.L.D.B. 14, Page 352. Samuel Thompson died in 1779 in Amelia County.

Amelia County Clerk's Office, Va. , Deed Book 15, Page 216
Nov. 1 1779, to comply with the last Will of Samuel Thompson, Christopher Robertson, Executor, sold to Joseph Jennings, the plantation on which Samuel Thompson formerly lived; 170 Acres adjoining Joseph Jennings, Jesse Walton, John Jennings and James Oliver Deed recorded Nov. 25, 1779.

AMELIA COUNTY, Va. D.B. 13, Page 80, Samuel Thompson bought 100 acres of land on Barebone Creek branches from James Hanks, 1774 year.

Amelia County Va D.B. 13, page 86, Samuel Thompson bought 200 acres of land from Joseph Jennings and Anne his wife. On north side of Deep Creek and at Oliver's line, June 1, 1774.

AMELIA COUNTY, VA. D.B. 13,Page 90. Samuel Thompson sold to Joseph Thompson on both sides of Little Nottaway River, 450 Acres of land, 6 Oct. 1774. Dower relinquished by Anne, his wife.

Family links: 
  Nancy Anne Jennings Thompson (1736 - 1811)*
  Mildred Anne Thompson Robertson (1760 - 1833)*
  George Washington Thompson (1766 - 1841)*
*Calculated relationship
George W. Thompson Family Cemetery
Pittsylvania County
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