The Resource Will

Will

Label
Will, 1824 Dec. 13
Title
Will
Inclusive dates
1824 Dec. 13
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Transcript of the will, 13 December 1824, of Edmund Pendleton (1744/5-1827) of White Plains, Caroline County, Virginia. The will contains a codicil dated 15 November 1826 and was proved 9 July 1827 in the Caroline County Court. The will book containing this instrument is no longer extant. Transcript is a copy of the will used as an exhibit in the suit of Pendleton vs Taylor, Corporation Court of Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1829. The will was transcribed by J. W. Adams (1865-1935), Clerk of the Corporation Court of Fredericksburg in 1932
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Edmund Pendleton, the nephew of Edmund Pendleton (1721-1803), was born 4 February 1744/5 (old style) in Caroline County, Virginia, to John Pendleton (1719-1799) and Phoebe Pendleton. He graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1763 and admitted to the Caroline County bar in 1765. Pendleton served as a captain then a colonel in the Caroline County militia during the American Revolution. He served on the Caroline County Committee of Safety. Pendleton was the last crown attorney before the revolution and first Commonwealth's attorney after the Declaration of Independence. He married Mildred Pollard (1747-by 1827) 16 August 1764, and they had eight children, seven of whom survived to adulthood. Pendleton lived at "White Plains," built for him by his uncle in 1765. Pendleton died 4 July 1827 in Caroline County.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Will
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
3
Immediate source of acquisition
Adams, J.W.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000487338
Type of unit
leaves.

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