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Elizabeth Wayland

Female 1749 - 1833  (84 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Wayland 
    • Elizabeth is the daughter of Adam Wayland and Elizabeth Blakenbaker [1]
    Born 1749  Madison County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1833  Madison County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I24166  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2024 

    Family Morgan Christopher,   b. 1740, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1795, Lincoln, Clay Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    +1. Susanna Christopher,   b. 1 Jul 1773, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1850, Meadow Wood, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F9269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S32],
      Parents of Elizabeth Wayland

      Adam Wayland Sr., 1723?1781
      Elizabeth (Blankenbaker) Wayland, 1725?1775

      Adam Wayland Sr.
      Birth: 12 Apr 1723, Culpeper County, Virginia
      Death: 1781 (aged 57?58), Culpeper County, Va
      Burial: Burial Details Unknown


      Elizabeth Blankenbaker Wayland, 1725?1775(m. 1745)
      Maria Magdalena "Mary" Fink Wayland, 1725?1830 (m. 1777)
      Daughter of Balthazar Blankenbaker (Hans Balthasar Blanckenbühler/Blankenbaker), a 1717 immigrant, and Margaret Utz. Balthazar Blankenbaker thus left no male heirs, so all his descendants are through the Fishers and Waylands. Elizabeth was the first wife of Adam Wayland. Children of Adam and Elizabeth are Mary, John, Elizabeth, Joshua.
      At the time Adam's will, he had six children of his first wife, Elizabeth Blankenbaker (1725-1775) and she was pregnant. Elizabeth died of small pox during her pregnancy. Adam married, Maria "Mary" Finks (1758-1830), and had a boy and girl at the time of his death. Adam appeared on the Hebron Church communion list with Elizabeth, and then Mary.
      Members of the Hebron Lutheran church building which was built in 1740 using a portion of the funds raised by the solicitors in Europe. It is located at 899 Blankenbaker Road in Brightwood, Madison County, Virginia and still in operation.

      Adam Wayland made his will May 16, 1775. He mentions wife Elizabeth and "all my children". There was a disagreement between the children of his first wife and his second wife and children. Adam wrote his will on May 16, 1775 when his first wife, Elizabeth was still living, but it was not probated until October 15, 1781. It mentions only his wife, Elizabeth, and "all my children." There is an unconfirmed report that Maria and Adam divorced not long before his death. As a result of the debate over the will there were several lawsuits. Thomas Jefferson wrote the legal opinion on the matter dated August 16 1782. In general, it gave the children of the second wife their share.
      So Adam's will was probated October 15, 1781, with final division of the estate in April 1788. Parts were given to John Wayland, Godfrey Yager (who md daughter Mary), Joshua, Anney, Lewis, Morton Christopher (who md daughter Elizabeth), his son Adam Wayland, and daughter Hannah.

      Adam's death is often listed as 28 Oct 1781, but his will was not probated prior to his death. In Jefferson's legal opinion it is stated he died in 1781.

      NOTE: Locations changed names as more counties were added: Essex formed in 1692, Spotsylvania came from part of Essex 1721, Orange from part of Spotsylvania 1734, Culpeper from part of Orange 1749, Madison from part of Culpeper in 1749.