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Margaret Dyer

Female 1793 - 1851  (58 years)


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  • Name Margaret Dyer 
    Born 1793  Spanish West Florida (Baldwin County, Alabama) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 03 Jul 1794  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Probate 28 Feb 1850  Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Subscription of the will of Margaret Tate. 
    Margaret Tate Will
    Margaret Tate Will
    "Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-25319-23895-54?cc=1925446&wc=M6DK-WNL:220032901,220305801 : accessed 24 July 2015), Baldwin > Wills 1809-1934 vol A-C > image 70 of 718; county courthouses, Alabama.
    Margaret Dyer Tate Will
    Margaret Dyer Tate Will
    "Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-25319-24739-40?cc=1925446&wc=M6DK-WNL:220032901,220305801 : accessed 24 July 2015), Baldwin > Wills 1809-1934 vol A-C > image 71 of 718; county courthouses, Alabama.
    Last Will and Testament of Margaret Tate
    Last Will and Testament of Margaret Tate
    "Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-25319-23895-54?cc=1925446&wc=M6DK-WNL:220032901,220305801 : accessed 20 August 2015), Baldwin > Wills 1809-1934 vol A-C > image 70 of 718; county courthouses, Alabama.
    Died 14 Feb 1851  Blacksher, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Tate-Tunstall Family Cemetery, Blacksher, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Findagrave memorial for Margaret Dyer Tate
    Findagrave memorial for Margaret Dyer Tate
    Created by: Michelle Woodham
    Record added: Jan 01, 2008
    Photographed
    Find A Grave Memorial# 2369062
    Tate, Margaret Dyer
    Tate, Margaret Dyer
    Notes 
    • Will of Margaret Tate

      In the name of God, Amen.

      I, Margaret Tate, of the county of Baldwin and State of Alabama being sound in mind but not in body and feeling the uncertainty of life do hereby revoking all others make this my last will and testament.

      Imprimis.

      I commend my soul to God trusting in the merits of my savior for my salvation in the world to come.

      2nd

      I commend my body to christian burial.

      3rd

      To the heirs of my beloved daughter MARY D. SAUNDERS, I give and bequeath one negro man Sam, one negro woman Maria, one negro girl Amy, one negro boy Sam, one negro boy Daniel, one negro girl Perry, one negro boy Harry and all my swamp cattle to her heirs forever and it is hereby understood and intended that the aforesaid MARY D. SAUNDERS shall have the right and privilege of rising and enjoying all the immunities appurtenances, advantages and privileges which are and may arise from said property so long as she may live.

      4th

      To my beloved daughter MARGARET STAPLES and her heirs, I give and bequeath one negro man named Job, one negro girl named Silva, and child, and it is hereby understood that the aforesaid Margaret Staples is to take the above named negroes at a fair value to satisfy a note that Mr. JASON STAPLES holds against me, after the note is satisfied the balance is to go as part of her share of my estate. I also give and bequeath one negro woman named Betsy and her child named Jonab, one negro boy named Sandy, one negro boy named Twine, one negro boy named Tobe, one negro girl named Malissa, and her two children, one negro man named Ned, one negro boy named Harry, one negro girl named Patience to her and her heirs forever.

      5th

      To the children of my beloved son WILLIAM T. POWELL, I give and bequeath one negro man named William one negro man named Aaron, one negro man named Cuff, one negro boy named Stephen, one negro woman Elonisa, and her four children Siky, Daphney, Chloe and Tab, one negro woman named Pop~ My plantation situated and described as follows: The South East fraction quarter of section nineteen, in Township four of range three east containing one Hundred & fifty acres and sixty five hundredths of an acre. The west half of the northwest quarter of section nineteen, in township four range three east, containing eighty acres. The east subdivision of the west fraction of the north half, west of the Alabama River of section nineteen in Township four of range three east containing one hundred and fifty two acres one wagon, one ox cart and four oxen, all of my Hogs, all the farming utensils, five of my best mules. Eighty acres of pine land situated and described as follows: Township four range three east the north east quarter of the south west quarter of section thirty four, four large steers suitable for Oxen, all of the corn & fodder now on my Plantation, and it is hereby understood and intended that the aforesaid WILLIAM T. POWELL shall have the right and privilege of using and enjoying all the immunities appurtenances, advantages and privileges which are and may arise from said property so long as he may live but he the said WILLIAM T. POWELL shall not sell, give, grant or convey or dispose of any of said property under any pretence whatever.

      6th

      To my beloved daughter JOSEPHINE B. DREISBACK and her heirs. I give and bequeath one negro man named Dick, one negro woman Bella, and her four children named Pheobe, Hardy, Dick and Mary, one negro girl named Rose, one negro woman named Amy and her three children named Tina, Milly, and Fanny, one negro woman named Flora, one old negro man named Jonah, it is my wish the old man named Jonah shall do no hard work. I wish my daughter Josephine to have my watch and all of my household furniture, my Carriage and old Horse to her and her heirs forever.

      7th

      To my beloved Grand daughter MARY STAPLES, I give and bequeath, one negro woman named Clander and three of her children named Alex, Philip and Dilsy to her and her heirs forever.

      8th

      To my beloved Grand daughter JOSEPHINE STAPLES I give and bequeath one negro boy named Or to her and her heirs forever.

      9th

      To my beloved Grand Son ROBERT POWELL, I give and bequeath one Roan Mare to him and his heirs forever.

      10th

      It is my request that Hardy and his wife, Pheobe shall be set at liberty. I do not wish them to be slaves after my death. I wish them moved over to the place I purchased from THOMAS SAUNDERS. I do not wish that place sold under any consideration whatever. I wish him to have four cows and calves, and the two steers he is breaking for oxen at this time. I wish my son or Mr. Dreisback to act as his agent during life.

      11th

      And it hereby understood and intended that my daughter MARY D. SAUNDERS, have the right and privileges of using and cultivating one hundred acres of my plantation land which I have given to my son WILLIAM T. POWELL, the land which I wish her to have to right of using and cultivating lays above the Gin House, after the death of the said MARY D. SAUNDERS, the land shall revert to the children of my son WILLIAM T. POWELL.

      12th

      And I also give and bequeath to the said MARY D. SAUNDERS thirty head of sheep.

      13th

      I request that my stock of cattle one wagon and what mules may be left after my son gets his number out to be sold to the highest bidder the proceeds of which I wish applied to the payments of my debts any amount that may be left from the above sale after my debts are paid I wish it to be given to Mrs. ROSAHAH SHOMO.

      14th

      I do hereby appoint my son in law J. D. DREISBACK my executor and administrator to settle up my estate.

      15th

      It is my wish that my old negro woman Siky shall remain with my daughter Josephine during her life.

      In testimony whereof I this day set my hand and seal this the twenty eighth day of Nov in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifty.

      Margaret Tate

      Witnesses

      J. W. SHOMO

      J. D. WEATHERFORD

      State of Alabama}
      Baldwin County}

      Personally appeared before me PATRICK BYRNE, Judge of the Probate Court of Baldwin County & State aforesaid J. D. WEATHERFORD one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Instrument of writing and states on oath that he was requested to sign and was present at the signing of the Instrument of writing by J. W. SHOMO a subscribing witness and that Margaret Tate acknowledged the same to be her last Will and Testament and that the said Margaret Tate was in sound mind & memory

      Subscribed & sworn to before me this 27th day of March A. D. 1851

      Patrick Byrne
      Judge Probate

      Admitted to Probate 27th March A. D. 1851

      Patrick Byrne
      Judge
    Person ID I5203  Dickinson
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2015 

    Father Reuben Dyer,   b. Abt 1749,   d. Bef 1810, Tensaw Country, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary Cussins,   b. Abt 1760,   d. 30 Aug 1813, Fort Mims, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1783  [3
    Family ID F2399  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 William Thelps Powell,   b. Abt 1790 
    Children 
    +1. Mary Dalphine Powell,   b. 1810, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William T Powell,   b. Abt 1812, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +3. Margaret Powell,   b. Abt 1817, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F1639  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 David Tate,   b. 1778, Wetumpka, Elmore, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca. Nov 1829, Little River, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Josephine Bonaparte Tate,   b. 06 Feb 1828, Little River, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Aug 1907, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 23 May 2010 
    Family ID F1392  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsProbate - Subscription of the will of Margaret Tate. - 28 Feb 1850 - Baldwin County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Feb 1851 - Blacksher, Baldwin, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Tate-Tunstall Family Cemetery, Blacksher, Baldwin, Alabama Link to Google Earth
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  • David Tate; Margaret Dyer Tate; Elisha Tarvin
    David Tate; Margaret Dyer Tate; Elisha Tarvin
    Will Index

    "Alabama, Probate Records, 1809-1985," Wills 1809-1934; vol A-C; image 16 of 718

  • Sources 
    1. [S007837] Headstone, Tate Family Cemetery, Blacksher, Baldwin, Alabama.

    2. [S336415] Mary Cussins, Mother of Tensaw Settlement Survivors, Margaret (Dyer) Powell and Martha (Dyer) Weatherford, Deanna M. Slappey, (National Geneaolgical Society Quarterly 99, March 2011), 45.

    3. [S336415] Mary Cussins, Mother of Tensaw Settlement Survivors, Margaret (Dyer) Powell and Martha (Dyer) Weatherford, Deanna M. Slappey, (National Geneaolgical Society Quarterly 99, March 2011), 46.