Nicholas Ewstas


74. John Estes

He moved to Tennessee and then to Ky in 1777/8.

Submitted by:
Novelle Shetter
Star Rt Box 23
Williamsburg, NM 87942

Note by: LeRoy F. Eastes, Data Compiler.

Another reference from an unknown source gives John's birth date as 1745in
Lunenburg Co., VA. This reference does agree with the death date beingOct 1825
but adds it was in in Warren Co. KY with burial in Halifax Co., VA whichis
quite a distance away.

Elizabeth Chisum

Will of Elisabeth Chism's grandfather:

Halifax County, Va., Will Book 1, p. 55

Note: This will "disannulled" a will made the year before by NicholasGillentine in Amelia Co.,
Va. That will is found in Amelia Co., Va. Will Book 1, p. 71

Will of Nicholas Gillentine
Halifax County, Virginia
October 21, 1772

In the Name of God, Amen. I, Nicholas Gillington of Halifax Co.,
being weak in body but in sound and perfect sense and memory,
thanks be to God for same, Calling to mind that men must die and
after that must come to judgement, do consider that what of our
affairs are not settled in this life cannot be settled hereafter,
do make and ordain this, my last will and testament,
acknowledging this to be my last will and testament, disannulling
all other will wills whatsoever, and to proceed, I shall give my
estate as followeth, to-wit: I give to my daughter Catherine
Brown one feather bed, to her and her heirs; to Elizabeth Collins
I give one feather bed, to her and her heirs; to Elizabeth
Chisum, daughter of John Chisum, I give one feather bed, to her
and her heirs; to my son John Gillington I have given 400 acres
of land which I intended should be his full portion,
nevertheless, to take matters out of dispute, I give to his heirs
five pounds cash. To John Chisum I give the land and plantation
which I now possess in Amelia Co., containing 300 acres, to be at
his own disposal for which reason he is to pay to Catherine Brown
or to her heirs, -20. current money; to Elizabeth Collins or her
heirs, -20.; to Ann Hillsman or her heirs, -20.; to Eleanor
Chisum or her heirs, -20.; to Priscilla Hendrick, my
granddaughter, or her heirs, -20.; and as for my negro woman
Rose, she shall choose her mistress among my daughters, and they
that she shall choose shall pay -20. to be equally divided among
all my children now living and my two granddaughters, which is
Elizabeth Chisum, wife of John Estes, and Jerushea, daughter of
John Gillington, deceased. I therefore make and ordain John Chisum mywhole and
sole executor of this, my last will and testament, made in the year 1772,and

on the 21st day of October.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand.

John Dyer Nicholas Gillington
John Templeton
Elizabeth Lack

Contributed by Francis C. Gill

John Sanders

Submitted by:
Larry Duke
908 W. Pittsburg St
Broken Arrow, OK


Rebecca Ryan

Submitted by:
Larry Duke
908 W. Pittsburg St
Broken Arrow, OK


75. William Estes

William Estes was what was known as a drover, or trader, and delt in
blooded stock, prinipally fine horses, buying them up all over the country
and then driving them over to New York and other large eastern cities
where he sold them. On his last journey, when he was only two days from
home, he was stricken with what was the called severe intestinal
inflimation, probably acute appendicitis, and was unable to travel any
further. Medical aid was summoned and a runner was sent for his wife, but
he died before she reached his side. Following the death of William Estes,
Mary Estes packed up her children and moved to Southern Illinois, locating
near Frank's Fort, now West Frankfort, Ill.

76. Moses 07 Estes

Will made 21 August 1799 names Wife and Children