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Family of Jonathan SINGLETARY and Mary RUSS

Husband: Jonathan SINGLETARY (1683-1750)
Wife: Mary RUSS (1667-1732)
Children: Joseph SINGLETARY (1713-aft1772)
Benjamin SINGLETARY ( - )

Husband: Jonathan SINGLETARY

Name: Jonathan SINGLETARY 1,2
Sex: Male
Father: Benjamin SINGLETARY (1656-1699)
Mother: Mary STOCKBRIDGE (1655-bef1701)
Birth 28 Aug 1683 Haverhill, Essex, MA, USA 1,2
Residence (1) 1720 (age 36-37) South Carolina 3
Residence (2) 1730 (age 46-47) Prince George Winyah Parish, South Carolina 4
Death Jun 1750 (age 66) St. Thomas & St. Denis Parish, South Carolina 5
Burial 17 Jun 1750 (age 66) St. Thomas & St. Denis Parish, South Carolina 5

Wife: Mary RUSS

Name: Mary RUSS
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 12 Jun 1667
Death 25 Feb 1732 (age 64) St. Thomas & St. Denis Parish, South Carolina 5

Child 1: Joseph SINGLETARY

Sex: Male
Spouse: Mary FITZ RANDOLPH (1732-aft1820)
Birth 1713
Will (1) 1772 (age 58-59) Bladen County, North Carolina 6,7
Will (2) 4 Jul 1772 (age 58-59) Bladen Co., NC 8
Y-DNA Mutation Point DYS460 = 10
Death aft 1772 (age 58-59) Bladen County, North Carolina 9

Additional Information

Will (1) This Will which is recorded in Will Bk. 2 pg 505 Bladen Co. Court Rec. was filed with Court on 13 May 1980. It corrects the mistake that was made when the Will was re-copied after a Courthouse fire. In Will Bk. 2 pg.271-272 , the date of 1792 was written in the re-copy rather than 1772 which is in the original Will. The Original Will is fortunately still in the possession of a Singletary descendant. I examined this Will myself when I went with them to the count house on May 13, 1980 to have it re-recorded in Will Bk 2 pg. 505. The date is clearly 1772.

Child 2: Benjamin SINGLETARY

Name: Benjamin SINGLETARY 10,11
Sex: Male
Spouse: Elizabeth JAMES ( - )
Residence Bladen Co., NC
Y-DNA Mutation Point CDY = 33-40


1James Savage, "Genealogical Dictionary of the First Setllers of New England" (Name: 1860;). Volume IV, p 102.
Vol 3.
2Lou Singletary-Curtis, "Genealogy of the Singletary-Curtis Family" (New York, 1907). p. 13.
3"U.S. Colonial Census Reconstruction Records, 1660-1820" ( Document: Jury Lists, 1720, Acts #422 [at SC Archives]; Page Number: 12; Family Number: 8.
Text From Source: He is on the "Petite" Jury list.
4Ibid. Document: Jury Lists, 1731, Acts #530 [at SC Archives]; Page Number: 31; Family Number: 66.
Text From Source: Name: Jonathan Singletary
Gender: M (Male)
State: South Carolina
Ward: Prince George Winyah Parish
Residence Year: 1730
Household Remarks: He is on the "Pettit" jury list.
5ROBERT F. CLUTE, Rector, "The Annals and Parish Register of St.Thomas and St.Denis Parish, in South Carolina, from 1680-1884" ( p 108.
Internet Archive, Internet Archive 300 Funston Avenue San Francisco, CA 94118 Tel: 415-561-6767.
6"Will Book, Bladen County Court Recorder". Book 2, p. 505.

In the Name of God Amen the fourth Day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Two, I, Joseph Singletary of the County of Bladen and Province of North Carolina being of perfect Mind and Memory and understanding do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament.

Imprimisses: It is my will and I do order that in the first place all my just debts and funeral charges be first paid and satisfied.

Item: It is my will and desire that my children shall be schooled out of my whole estate what ever my Executors hereafter mentioned shall think sufficient.

Item: It is my will and desire that my beloved wife Mary Singletery enjoy my whole estate both real and personal during her widowhood except the schooling of the children but in case she marryes that immediately after that she is to have one third part of all the remainder or my moveable or personal estate laid off to her by my Executors hereafter mentioned to her and her heirs and assigns forever.

Item: It is my will and desire the other two thirds of my personal estate likewise all my real estate be equally divided amongst my children when the youngest arrives to the age of fourteen years old.
But in case their mother is then living in widowhood then the real estate is not to be devided while she remains in that state to them their Heirs, Executors, Administrators and assigns forever.

And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all other former wills by me made, and I do declare this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby nominate, ordain and appoint my two brothers, Benjamin Fitzrandolph and Ithamar Singletary to be my true and lawful and whole Executors of this my last will and testament.

In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Day and Year first within written.

Joseph Singletary

Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the Testator to be his Last Will and Testament in the presence of the subscribers who subscribed our names in the presence of the Testator.

John Poynter
Mary Pounter
Brayton Singletary

North Carolina
Bladen County
November Court 1772

Be it remembered that the Execution of the original Will was proved in open Court by the oath of John Poynter who swore that he did see Joseph Singletary sign, seal, publish and declare this to be his last will & testament & at the same time Mary Poynter & Braton Singletary signed concurring evidence thereto.

Maturin Colvi11, C.C.

North Carolina.
By His Excellency JOSIAH MARTIN, ESQ:
His Majesty's Captain General, and Governor in Chief, in and over the said Province.

It being certified unto Me, That Joseph Singletary late of Bladen County, in this Province, is dead, and hath made his Last Will and Testament in writing thereby appointing Benjamin FitzRandolph and Ithamar Singletary Executors thereof who qualified before the Justices of the Inferior Court of Bladen County by taking the oath
( Balance of page missing)

Recorded Will Book 2, page 505, et seq., Bladen County, NC

copy from
7"Public Member Photos & Scanned Documents". 86b-adaf-db69acb97cc6?src=search.
8Bladen County Bicentennial Commission, "Abstract of Wills, Bladen County, North Carolina (1734-1900)" ( ml?id=8pHhPAAACAAJ). p. 81.
Google Books.
9"Will Book, Bladen County Court Recorder". Book 2, p. 505.
10Yvonne Brunton, "Genealogy of the Singletary Family of America".
11Luther L. Singletary, "Descendants of Thomas & Comfort Hester Singletary" ( 4f80-913d-15b525bff8d2?src=search).


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