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Frances “Fanny” Dickinson Garton

Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Death 14 Mar 1825 (aged 94)
Elkton, Todd County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial
Memorial ID 42863267 · View Source
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The daughter of NATHANIEL & ELIZABETH (MANSFIELD) DICKINSON, she married (1) ELIJAH GARTON on March 5, 1751 in Virginia, and (2) John Brown on Aug. 25, 1778 in Rockingham, Virginia.

Kentucky Will Book A, pp. 271-172.
Last Will and Testament of Frances Dickerson Garton
(In Part)
May 16, 1824
Filed in Todd County, Kentucky, Will Book A, Pages 271 to272

"And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to Bless me in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form. After the payment of all my just debts I allow my son Elijah Gartin one dollar and no more and at his request I allow to my black man William so much of my estate as will make him equal with my son William Gartin all but one dollar. I also give and bequeath to my black man James five hundred andfifty eight dollars sixty six cents common currency of the state and if I should be alive I also allow him the half of all he makes to himself after the first July Eighteen hundred and twenty four till my death and no more. I also allow my son John Brown sixty dollars current money of this state and no more. And whatever is left of my estate I allow to equally divided betwixt my sons Nathaniel, Griffith and William and daughters Fanny Shanklin and Elizabeth Duglas, and the heirs of Uriah and Richard Gartin making the heirs of each family equal with one of my sons. I also constitute make and ordain my son, John Brown, the sole executor of this my last will and testament and do dispose renounce and revolk all the former wills legacys and bequests by me in any wise Made..."

She left Rockingham Co., Virginia Colony and moved to Todd Co., Kentucky with her brother, Elijah Dickenson, and his family.

The children of Elijah & Frances (Dickinson) Garton:
1. Uriah Garton (1752-1818)
2. Elijah Garton (1758-1840)
3. Nathaniel Garton (1759-1840)
4. Frances (Garton) Shanklin
5. Griffith Garton (1763-1843)
6. William Garton
7. Elizabeth Laten (Garton) Douglas
8. Richard Garton (1772-1815)

Child of John & Francis (Dickinson) Garton Brown:
1. John Brown, Jr.

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