Durham, Mary May Dorothy

Mary May Dorothy Durham
b: 5 JUN 1686
d: AFT 1745
Biography
* Name: Mary May Dorothy Durham
* Given Name: Mary May Dorothy
* Surname: Durham
* Name: Mary Dodson Durham
* Given Name: Mary Dodson
* Surname: Durham
* Sex: F
* Birth: 15 Jun 1686 in North Farnham Richmond County Virginia
* Death: After Jan 1745 in North Farnham Richmond County
Virginia
* Burial: After Jan 1745 North Farnham Richmond County Virginia
* Change Date: 12 Feb 2002 at 09:26
* Note: Mary Durham Dodson''s father died in 1715 and left her
five thousand pounds of tobacco; fifteen hundred pounds of the
same to be paid by my son Thomas Durham within nine months after
the decease of my wife and five hundred of the rest of the said
tobacco to be paid by my son John Durham at the decease of my
wife. Thomas Durham also made provision that if either of his
sons produced no heirs, land and tobacco were to be paid to his
"grandson Thomas Dodson and his heirs". Thomas and Mary Durham
Dodson farmed tobacco and inherited land from both sides of
their family. In 1723, Mary''s brother Thomas Durham and his wife
Mary sold or assigned them property in Richmond County, 100
acres for the "payment of one year from date of deed of rent of
one ears of Indian Corn on the feast Day of the birth of our
Lord God". Raising tobacco is labor-intensive work and at some
point Thomas Dodson felt the need to purchase slaves to help on
the farm. His will, marked and sealed on February 17, 1739, made
provision for numerous slaves, including women and boys. The
other disbursements of Thomas Dodson''s possessions was
interesting. Son Greenham was named the executor and he, George
and Elisha all received tracts of land. Abraham and Joshua, who
would have been teenagers though older than Elisha, each
received a negro woman and a negro boy plus one feather bed and
furniture. Son David must have proceeded Thomas Dodson in death,
for his will gives "my granddaughter, the daughter of David
Dodson, 20 shillings". At her husband''s death, Mary Durham
Dodson inherited the plantation they lived on, all the negroes
belonging there and all moveable estate for the length of her
life. Three and a half years later on September 29, 1743, Mary
wed Robert Galbreath. There are references in The Dodson Family
of North Farnsham Parish to a lawsuit brought by executor
Greenham Dodson the next year. At the chancery court in 1745 it
was decided that the complainant (Greenham) take possession of
the estate for the use of his mother, Mary Galbreath, during her
coverture according to the intention of the Testators Will, the
sd Robert Galbreath in open court refusing to give security.
It''s not clear exactly what was happening here, though the
Oxford English Dictionary defines coverture as "the condition or
position of a woman during her married life, when she is by law
under the authority and protection of her husband". This would
suggest Galbreath perhaps wasn''t taking very good care of Mary
Durham Dodson Galbreath, who would have been 58 years old at the
time. Greenham thus took over the running of the Dodson estate.
We don''t know when Mary died.
Facts
  • 5 JUN 1686 - Birth - ; North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co, VA
  • AFT 1745 - Death - ; North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co, VA
Ancestors
   
Henry Thomas Durham
ABT 1630 - AFT 1690
 
 
Thomas Durham
6 MAR 1661 - 30 MAY 1715
  
  
  
Judith Hunt
ABT 1643 -
 
Mary May Dorothy Durham
5 JUN 1686 - AFT 1745
  
 
  
William Smoot
1647 - 2 JUL 1716
 
   
  
  
Jane
1638 - 4 OCT 1726
 
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Thomas Durham
Birth6 MAR 1661North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co, VA
Death30 MAY 1715 North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co, VA
Marriage1691to Dorothy Doreen Smoot at North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co, VA
FatherHenry Thomas Durham
MotherJudith Hunt
PARENT (F) Dorothy Doreen Smoot
Birth1663North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co, VA
Death1714 North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co, VA
Marriage1691to Thomas Durham at North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co, VA
FatherWilliam Smoot
MotherJane
CHILDREN
FMary May Dorothy Durham
Birth5 JUN 1686North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co, VA
DeathAFT 1745North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co, VA
Marriage29 AUG 1701to Thomas Dodson at N Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., Virginia, USA
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Thomas Dodson
Birth15 MAY 1681Richmond Co., VA
Death21 NOV 1740 North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co, VA
Marriage29 AUG 1701to Mary May Dorothy Durham at N Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., Virginia, USA
FatherCharles Dodson
MotherAnne Elmore Dodson
PARENT (F) Mary May Dorothy Durham
Birth5 JUN 1686North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co, VA
DeathAFT 1745 North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co, VA
Marriage29 AUG 1701to Thomas Dodson at N Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., Virginia, USA
FatherThomas Durham
MotherDorothy Doreen Smoot
CHILDREN
MThomas Dodson
BirthOCT 1707Richmond Co., VA
Death21 OCT 1783Pittysville Co., VA
Marriage3 APR 1726to Elizabeth Rose at Pittsylvania Co., VA
MElisha Dodson
Birth22 FEB 1726North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co, VA
Death27 APR 1791Pittysville Co., VA
Marriageto Sarah Averatt
MGeorge Dodson
Birth31 OCT 1702North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co, VA
Death1758Prince William Colony, Pittsylvania Co., VA
MDavid Dodson
BirthABT 1704Richmond Co., VA
Death28 JUL 1740Prince William Colony, Pittsylvania Co., VA
MGreenham Dodson
Birth1709North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co, VA
Death25 AUG 1777Richmond Co., VA
FAlice Ales Dodson
BirthABT 1711North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co, VA
Death1740
FMary Dodson
Birth5 OCT 1715North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co, VA
Death
MAbraham Dodson
Birth4 APR 1723Richmond Co., VA
Death17 JUN 1768Faquier City, Richmond, Virginia, USA
MJoshua Dodson
Birth25 MAY 1725North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co, VA
Death1798Surry, NC
MJoseph Dodson
Birth21 FEB 1725
Death
Descendancy Chart
Mary May Dorothy Durham b: 5 JUN 1686 d: AFT 1745
Thomas Dodson b: 15 MAY 1681 d: 21 NOV 1740
Thomas Dodson b: OCT 1707 d: 21 OCT 1783
Elizabeth Rose b: ABT 1706 d: 1766
Jesse Dodson b: 22 NOV 1752 d: 22 NOV 1843
Ruth b: 25 DEC 1754 d: 22 NOV 1828
Elizabeth Dodson b: 1776 d: MAY 1850
Obidian Jennings b: 1777 d: 1830
Nancy Jennings b: 1798
Tabitha Jennings b: 1816
Rutha Jennings b: 6 JAN 1796 d: 9 JAN 1878
William Smith b: 26 JAN 1782 d: 26 AUG 1881
Harrison Buck Smith b: 8 JAN 1811 d: 17 JUL 1887
Audley Smith b: 1844
Tabitha Smith b: 5 JUL 1812 d: 1 OCT 1884
Obediah Smith b: 27 JAN 1816 d: 27 NOV 1857
Frank Smith b: 1818 d: 1907
Sally Smith b: 1818 d: 1899
Gideon C. Hennessee b: 1820 d: 1880
William Franklin Hennessee b: 1848 d: 1910
Sarah Calender Hennessee b: 1873 d: 1964
Elbert Jerimiah McGee b: 1876 d: 1946
Jim Duddly McGee b: 2 MAY 1902 d: 5 APR 1978
Verna Sylvania Toy b: 14 JAN 1908 d: 1986
Brancie R. McGee b: 1912 d: 1953
Brooke McGee b: 1906
Dovie Sis McGee b: 1901 d: 1953
Charles Dewey Toye b: 1903 d: 1987
Addie Elizabeth McGee b: 23 NOV 1903 d: 29 DEC 1978
Clarence Robert Allen b: 20 DEC 1901 d: 12 JAN 1972
10 Thomas Clarence Allen b: 2 DEC 1934 d: 23 DEC 2013
10 Waymon Edward Allen b: 29 OCT 1928 d: 16 FEB 2000
Mary Hennessee b: 1876
Thomas Hennessee b: 1871
Moses Hennessee b: 1878
Thomas Hennessee b: 20 MAR 1844
Isaiah Isaac Smith b: 28 OCT 1822 d: 15 SEP 1826
Lourania Smith b: 10 FEB 1828 d: 16 DEC 1897
Maranda Ann Smith b: 11 FEB 1830 d: 12 DEC 1913
William Acy Smith b: 23 SEP 1832 d: 27 JUL 1852
Martha Smith b: 19 NOV 1834 d: 5 JAN 1880
James Van Buren Smith b: 4 MAR 1837 d: 4 JAN 1929
Myra Jane Smith b: 13 FEB 1825 d: 16 JAN 1907
Jesse Dodson Jennings b: 23 DEC 1802 d: 27 JUL 1884
Sally Jennings b: 27 JUN 1814 d: 10 AUG 1887
Elizabeth Jennings b: 7 APR 1812 d: 23 DEC 1877
Mary Jennings b: 28 NOV 1790 d: 27 OCT 1877
Nimrod H. Dodson b: 1775 d: 18 JAN 1837
William Dodson b: 1791
Sarah Dodson b: 14 JUN 1795 d: 1865
Tabitha Dodson b: 19 MAR 1798 d: 24 NOV 1838
Ruth Dodson b: 1 APR 1802 d: 2 MAR 1885
Sally Dodson b: 1801 d: 1870
Elijah Dodson b: 17 SEP 1785 d: 27 APR 1864
Elisa Dodson b: 17 SEP 1785
Jesse Dodson b: 7 MAR 1791 d: 3 JUL 1878
Joseph Dodson b: 21 FEB 1724 d: 1773
Thomas Second Fork Dodson b: 3 OCT 1728 d: 25 MAR 1816
Mary Dodson b: 16 JUN 1730
Elizabeth Betty Dodson b: 27 MAY 1732
Sarah Dodson b: 27 MAY 1732
Alice Alcy Dodson b: 1734 d: 1792
William Dodson b: 1738 d: 6 MAY 1832
George Lame Dodson b: 17 FEB 1738 d: 1816
Rhoda Dodson b: 1744 d: 1821
Elisha Dodson b: 22 FEB 1726 d: 27 APR 1791
Sarah Averatt b: 13 APR 1729
Ruth b: 25 DEC 1754 d: 22 NOV 1828
Jesse Dodson b: 22 NOV 1752 d: 22 NOV 1843
Elizabeth Dodson b: 1776 d: MAY 1850
Obidian Jennings b: 1777 d: 1830
Nancy Jennings b: 1798
Tabitha Jennings b: 1816
Rutha Jennings b: 6 JAN 1796 d: 9 JAN 1878
William Smith b: 26 JAN 1782 d: 26 AUG 1881
Harrison Buck Smith b: 8 JAN 1811 d: 17 JUL 1887
Audley Smith b: 1844
Tabitha Smith b: 5 JUL 1812 d: 1 OCT 1884
Obediah Smith b: 27 JAN 1816 d: 27 NOV 1857
Frank Smith b: 1818 d: 1907
Sally Smith b: 1818 d: 1899
Gideon C. Hennessee b: 1820 d: 1880
William Franklin Hennessee b: 1848 d: 1910
Sarah Calender Hennessee b: 1873 d: 1964
Elbert Jerimiah McGee b: 1876 d: 1946
Jim Duddly McGee b: 2 MAY 1902 d: 5 APR 1978
Verna Sylvania Toy b: 14 JAN 1908 d: 1986
Brancie R. McGee b: 1912 d: 1953
Brooke McGee b: 1906
Dovie Sis McGee b: 1901 d: 1953
Charles Dewey Toye b: 1903 d: 1987
Addie Elizabeth McGee b: 23 NOV 1903 d: 29 DEC 1978
Clarence Robert Allen b: 20 DEC 1901 d: 12 JAN 1972
10 Thomas Clarence Allen b: 2 DEC 1934 d: 23 DEC 2013
10 Waymon Edward Allen b: 29 OCT 1928 d: 16 FEB 2000
Mary Hennessee b: 1876
Thomas Hennessee b: 1871
Moses Hennessee b: 1878
Thomas Hennessee b: 20 MAR 1844
Isaiah Isaac Smith b: 28 OCT 1822 d: 15 SEP 1826
Lourania Smith b: 10 FEB 1828 d: 16 DEC 1897
Maranda Ann Smith b: 11 FEB 1830 d: 12 DEC 1913
William Acy Smith b: 23 SEP 1832 d: 27 JUL 1852
Martha Smith b: 19 NOV 1834 d: 5 JAN 1880
James Van Buren Smith b: 4 MAR 1837 d: 4 JAN 1929
Myra Jane Smith b: 13 FEB 1825 d: 16 JAN 1907
Jesse Dodson Jennings b: 23 DEC 1802 d: 27 JUL 1884
Sally Jennings b: 27 JUN 1814 d: 10 AUG 1887
Elizabeth Jennings b: 7 APR 1812 d: 23 DEC 1877
Mary Jennings b: 28 NOV 1790 d: 27 OCT 1877
Nimrod H. Dodson b: 1775 d: 18 JAN 1837
William Dodson b: 1791
Sarah Dodson b: 14 JUN 1795 d: 1865
Tabitha Dodson b: 19 MAR 1798 d: 24 NOV 1838
Ruth Dodson b: 1 APR 1802 d: 2 MAR 1885
Sally Dodson b: 1801 d: 1870
Elijah Dodson b: 17 SEP 1785 d: 27 APR 1864
Elisa Dodson b: 17 SEP 1785
Jesse Dodson b: 7 MAR 1791 d: 3 JUL 1878
Eleanor Dodson b: ABT 1749
Margaret Peggy Dodson b: ABT 1752 d: AFT 1830
Lydia Dodson b: ABT 1756
Sarah Sally Dodson b: ABT 1758 d: 21 SEP 1835
Jemima Mima Dodson b: ABT 1760 d: BEF 1840
Elisha Dodson b: ABT 1761 d: ABT 1848
Tabaitha Dodson b: ABT 1762
Presley Dodson b: ABT 1766
William E. Dodson b: 1768 d: AFT 17 MAR 1821
George Dodson b: 31 OCT 1702 d: 1758
David Dodson b: ABT 1704 d: 28 JUL 1740
Greenham Dodson b: 1709 d: 25 AUG 1777
Alice Ales Dodson b: ABT 1711 d: 1740
Mary Dodson b: 5 OCT 1715
Abraham Dodson b: 4 APR 1723 d: 17 JUN 1768
Joshua Dodson b: 25 MAY 1725 d: 1798
Joseph Dodson b: 21 FEB 1725