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Thomas Mustain

Thomas Mustain

Male Abt 1721 - 1791  (~ 70 years)

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  • Name Thomas Mustain 
    Born Abt 1721  Lunenburg County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The original county of his place of birth was Brunswick. Lunenburg County was not established until 1745.
    Gender Male 
    Possessions 5 Feb 1753  Lunenburg County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Land Grant of 400 acres on both sides of Poplar Branch, a branch of Mill Creek. This area is in present day Halifax County (see attached Map)
    Possessions 26 Nov 1756  Halifax County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Land Grant of 400 acres..."on both sides of Stinking River....corner of Lightfoot's...crossing Stinking River....crossing a large north branch..."
    Possessions 4 Apr 1770  Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Jessey Patey (Pottey) and Delila (his wife) of Camden Parish, Pittsylvania County to Thomas Mustain of . same for L2C current money, 170 acres on both sides of Nix's Creek....James Dosses line up both sides of the creek for quantity."
    Residence 1779  King George County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1785  Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 21 Nov 1791  Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Will 25 Nov 1791  Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Thomas Mustain Will (pg. 1 of 2)
    Thomas Mustain Will (pg. 1 of 2)
    Thomas Mustain Will (pg. 2 of 2)
    Thomas Mustain Will (pg. 2 of 2)
    Establishing Thomas Mustain's 11 Children Through His Will
    Establishing Thomas Mustain's 11 Children Through His Will
    Person ID I1398  Discovering My Ancestors
    Last Modified 18 May 2017 

    Spouse Mary Haley,   b. 1722, Ware Neck, Gloucester, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1791, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married Abt 1739  Lunenburg County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anna Mustain,   b. 1740, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1817, Green, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Jesse Mustain,   b. Jun 1750, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1794, Gretna, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
    +3. Winifred Mustain,   b. 1756, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     4. Avery Mustain,   b. 26 Feb 1756, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1833, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     5. Rebecca Mustain,   b. 1760, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1791  (Age > 32 years)
     6. Tabitha Mustain,   b. Abt 1762, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1814, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
     7. Saludy Mustain,   b. 1765, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1812, Gallia, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     8. Sally Mustain,   b. Abt 1767, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Mildred "Millie" Mustain,   b. Abt 1770, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1838, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     10. Molly Mustain,   b. Abt 1772, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 
    Family ID F448  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Thomas Mustain House - c. 2013
    Thomas Mustain House - c. 2013

    Documents
    Oath of allegiance 1777 from Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly vol 23
    Oath of allegiance 1777 from Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly vol 23
    Thomas Mustain Will (pg. 1 of 2)
    Thomas Mustain Will (pg. 1 of 2)
    Thomas Mustain Will (pg. 2 of 2)
    Thomas Mustain Will (pg. 2 of 2)

    Maps
    1755 Virginia Map - Lunenburg and Brunswick Counties
    1755 Virginia Map - Lunenburg and Brunswick Counties
    1827 Virginia Map - Pittsylvania and Halifax Counties
    1827 Virginia Map - Pittsylvania and Halifax Counties
    Map - 1794 Virginia
    Map - 1794 Virginia

  • Sources 
    1. [S550] Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890.

    2. [S256] Heads of families at the first census of the United States taken in th e year 1790. : records of the.

    3. [S257] The descendants of Thomas Mustain of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Thomas Mustain's Will, pg.4.
      THOMAS MUSTAIN'S WILL
      Dated 6 November 1791; Proved 21 November 1791
      In the name of God Amen I Thomas Mustain of the County of Pittsylvani a being weak in body but in my proper senses thanks be to God for th e same, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner a nd form as follows- viz
      I give unto my beloved wife Mary a sufficient maintainance suitable t o her surcomstance free and undisturbed during her widowhood.
      Secondly I give and bequeath unto my son Jesse two hundred acres of la nd to be taken of the upper end of the tract I now live on beginning a t the upper North corner & running down the north line five outs o n ye North line to answer four outs on the south line & so makin g his complement.
      Thirdly I leave the balance of the tract of land I live on to be sol d to the highest bidder giving 18 months credit, the purchasers givin g Bond with approved security.
      Fourthly I give and bequeath unto my Daughters Rebeckah & Molley t wenty shillings each if the said two daughters are living at the tim e the money becomes due for the sale of the land I have heretofore men tioned, if not their heirs shall have no right to any part of the abov e mentioned legasy.
      Fifthly I give unto my two daughters Mary Ann and Salley, ten pounds e ach to be given in the same manner of the Legesys left to Rebeckah an d Molley which monies is to come out of the money arising from the sal e of said land before mentioned.
      Sixthly I give andbequeath unto my son Avery Mustain & daughters A nna Bucknor Molley Reese Tabith Bruce Winney Lewis & Saludey Shelt on, an equal part of the money arising from the sale of the above ment ioned land after the money before mentioned is taken out and if eithe r of the last mentioned Legatees should die before the becomes due fo r such land, their heirs shall have no right to any part of my estate.
      Seventhly Thomas Mustain son of Jesse Mustain & Jinny his wife pro mises to come and live with me, and use all possible means to suppor t me and my wife during our lives, for which I give and bequeath unt o the said Thomas Mustain a certain tract of land lying on both side s of Nipes Creek in the aforesaid county containing one hundred sevent y acres; also for taking due care of my stock of all kinds, at the exp iration of the above mentioned time, I give to the said Thomas Mustai n one third part of my moveable property, and the balance of my moveab le property, to be equally divided among my six last mentioned childre n.
      It is further my desire that my estate may not be appraised, but tha t my executors may pay and receive as far as my estate goes and the la w charges them. I appoint Joel Shelton and my son Jesse Mustain Execut ors to this my last will and testament given under my hand this 6th o f November 1791.
      Thomas Mustain (seal)
      Francis Irvy (his mark x)
      Nathaniel Faris
      Griffith Dickinson
      At a court of quarter sessions held for Pittsylvania County the 21st d ay of November 1791. The within last will and Testament of Thomas Must ain deceased was exhibited into Court by the Executors…At a court hel d 20th day of February 1792…Vincent Shelton and Charles Lewis Jr. thei r security granted them for obtaining for obtaining a probate of the s aid will in due form. (D & W Book # 9, page 119).