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Research Notes:

Our notes about the Sparacio books, are confusing, and volume and page numbers may be inaccurate. We would welcome corrections from someone with access to these books, or the microfilms.

1675 The last will and testament of John Bollin was witnessed by Richard King, age 40, and Thomas Hines [second husband, to be, of Hannah Pickett], age 22. [1]

1677 In May, Thomas Hines [second husband, to be, of Hannah Pickett] purchased 160 acres from Henry Woodnut for 2000 pounds of tobacco. The land was bounded by John Mayhue, White Marsh, Thomas Bowler, and Thomas Harward and Nicholas Cos. Witnesses: Thomas Robert and Ralph Gaydon. [2]

1679 In August, John and Elizabeth Meador conveyed to Ebenezer Stanfield [first husband of Hannah Pickett], planter, 320 acres on the south side of Hoskins Creek (between Hoskins & Piscataway). The land bordered: John Gillet, Beaverdam, and John Gregory. [3]

1686 "John House, servant to Ebenezer Stanfield, was adjudged 12 years old for April 1686." [4]

1687 "Whereas my late husband, did by his last will and testament make me his executrix, and did give a mare and her increase to me his wife and the child I then went with, all to be equally divided betwixt us. Now know yee that I, the said wife and executrix, do for the singular love and affection I bear to my deceased husband and this his child, do give and make over all my right of the said mare and her increase to his and my daughter, Rebecca Hanfield, only one horse and colt which is now fallen, to her and her heirs forever. But if it please God that my said daughter die before she is married, that the said mare and her increase to return to me, her mother, and to my disposing. As witness my hand this first day of December 1687." Mark of Hanna Hanfield. Witness: Thomas Gaines, William Constantine. [5] [6]

1688 In October, Thomas Hines [now the second husband] gave a performance bond to Henry Pickett for the security of the property in his possession that belonged to Rebecca Stanfield. Perhaps Ebenezer Stanfield had given Henry Pickett some responsibility for daughter Rebecca Stanfield, in the event of Hannah's remarriage. The bond was reaffirmed in December 1688, as witnessed by Thomas Whelon and William Johnson. [7]

1688 In November, the inventory and appraisement of Ebenezer Stanfield [deceased first husband of Hannah Pickett] was taken by Thomas Wheeler [Whelon?] and William Johnson. [8]

1699 Thomas Hines dated his will on September 16, in Essex County, Virginia. [9]

1700 Hannah Pickett married Thomas Spencer. [10] [11]

Research Notes:

1700 In February, Henry Pickett was summoned, by motion of Thomas Spencer and wife Hannah, to give an account of the estate of Ebenezer Stanfield. [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jrichmon/stfdfam/stfdva07.htm, Stanfield researcher notes]

An extensive biosketch is given in [12]


Footnotes:

[1] Ruth Sparacio, Virginia Deed Book, (Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia, Book 4, 1670-1672 (McLean, Virginia: Antient Press, 1989), 60, depositions of Thomas Hines and Richard King, [Ancient_Press].

[2] Ruth Sparacio, Virginia Deed and Will Book, (Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1677-1682, Part 1 (McLean, Virginia: Antient Press, 1990), 131, or 64, [FHLFilmCatalog], [Ancient_Press].

[3] Ruth Sparacio, Virginia Deed and Will Book, (Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1677-1682, Part 2 (McLean, Virginia: Antient Press, 1989), 261, 44, [FHLFilmCatalog], [Ancient_Press].

[4] Ruth Sparacio, Virginia Order Book, (Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1685-1687 (McLean, Virginia: Antient Press, 1990), 37, [Ancient_Press].

[5] (Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia deeds, 392-393, 1686-1688, [FHLFilmCatalog].

[6] Ruth Sparacio, Virginia Deed and Will Book, (Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia, Book 1, 1665-1677 (McLean, Virginia: Antient Press, 1989), 78, [FHLFilmCatalog], [Ancient_Press].

[7] Ruth Sparacio, Virginia Deed and Will Book, (Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1688-1692 (McLean, Virginia: Antient Press, 1990), 10, [Ancient_Press].

[8] Ruth Sparacio, Virginia Order Book, (Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1687-1689 (McLean, Virginia: Antient Press, 1990), 100, Court on 5 December, 1688, [Ancient_Press].

[9] Ruth Sparacio, Virginia Deed and Will Book, (Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1677-1682, Part 2 (McLean, Virginia: Antient Press, 1989), 99, [FHLFilmCatalog], [Ancient_Press].

[10] Eva Eubank Wilkerson, Index to Marriages of Old Rappahannock and Essex Counties, Virginia, 1655-1900 (Clearfield, 1953), 189, citing Book D&W 10, Page: 62, [GoogleBooks].

[11] Patricia Finn Hunter, Pickett Cousins, a 350 year history 1640-1990 (self-published, 1991), 4, [GoogleBooks].

[12] Rosemary B. Hill and Dixie J. Clark, A Gathering of Picketts, Vol. 1 Virginia & Kentucky (self-published, 1998), 43-54, [GoogleBooks].