Mary WATKINS1 ID#8322
Father*John WATKINS1 d. a Aug 1765
Mother*Phebe HANCOCK1
Mary WATKINS was the daughter of John WATKINS and Phebe HANCOCK.1 
Marriage*Mary WATKINS married William MOSELEY in February 1755 in Cumberland, Virginia. Surety was William Moseley and Edward Watkins.2 
Death Spouse*Her husband, William Moseley, died about March 1763. 
Court Record*On 28 March 1763, Mary Moseley obtained Letters of Administration for the estate of William Moseley, deceased. Giving her security, together with Arthur Moseley and John Watkins. The court also ordered that an inventory of the estate must be presented to the court. - Cumberland County Order Book 1762-1764, p. 133. FSL 7837429-81. 
WillMary WATKINS was mentioned in the will of John WATKINS on 26 November 1764 in Cumberland, Virginia; Mentions wife Phebe, daughters Mary Moseley, Sarah Porter, Phebe Watkins, Betty Watkins, sons John Watkins, Edward Watkins, Samuel Watkins and Henry Watkins. - Cumberland County Will Book 1, page 307-310. FSL 7675920-173.1,3
Marriage*Mary WATKINS married John COX about 1765. 
Court Record*On 22 December 1766, a lawsuit was recorded stating, "John Cox and Mary his wife administratrix of William Moseley dec'd." against Arthur Moseley senior. - Cumberland County Order Book 1764-1767, p. 382. FSL 7837429-498 - also 29 Sept 1767 continued FSL 7893769-39. 
Court RecordOn 26 April 1768, John Cox is appointed guardian to Benjamin Moseley, William Moseley, John Moseley and Phebe Moseley, ophans of William Moseley deceased. These are the children of William Moseley and his wife Mary Watkins Moseley. - Cumberland County Order Book 1767-1774, p. 151. FSL 7893769-94. 
Court RecordOn 26 April 1768, the lawsuit regarding the slaves went to jury and John Cox and wife Mary, administrator of William Moseley deceased, were awarded damages from Arthur Moseley. The case was finally dismissed in October 1782. - Cumberland County Order Book 1767-1774, p. 150. FSL 7893769-94. 

Family 1

William MOSELEY d. a Mar 1763

Family 2

John COX

Sources (

  1. [S3690] Will of John Watkins dated 26 November 1764, Cumberland County, Virginia Will Book 1, 1749-1769, page 307. Family History Library Film #007675920, image 173.
    , Family Search Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  2. [S3076] Virginia Marriage Records, From the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, the William and Mary College Quarterly, and Tyler's Quarterly; Indexed by Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore 1984,
  3. [S3730] Katherine Waits Ewing Collection ca. 1920-1979, Manuscripts Department, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee, unknown repository.
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