2 Dec 1768 - Jeremiah Mize listed in Polls taken at an election of Burgesses
1774 - Named along with son, Benjamin, in father's will, Brunswick Co, VA
29 Apr 1789 - Marriage of Braxton Wray and Mouring Jarrott, 21 Sur. John Wray. Wit: Jeremiah Mize, John Mize, Thomas Saunders and Gary Harwell.
1797 - Jeremiah and Edy conveyed land to Sterling Phillips
bet 1797 and 1810 - Husband, Jeremiah Mize died. His parents were Jeremiah Mize and Tabitha LNU.
1810 - Enumerated as head of household in Census
Son, Benjamin, is named in his grandfather's will, probated 1774. It is believed by some
that he is the same Benjamin Ray that was bound out by the Church Warden of
Meherrin Parish on 6/28/1773 (there is no proof one way or the other).
1810 Meherrin Township, Brunswick Co, VA
Free White Males Under 10: 1
Free White Females 26 to 44: 1
Free White Females 45 and Over: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 1
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 3
Jeremiah Mize, may be Jeremiah Sr.
Free White Males 45 and Over: 1
Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
Number of Household Members: 1
Brunswick Deed Book 8, p. 452 Feb 23, 1767
Nathaniel Wray of Meherrin Parish, Brunswick Co to
Jeremiah Mise of same; for natural love and affection and 20 sh;
150 A. in Meherrin Parish, part of land granted to said Nathaniel Wray June 27, 1764.
Beg on the Deep branch onDunn's line, to Wray corner, to Edwards's corner,
to head of the Deep Branch to the Beginning...
*source: "Long Ago in Lunenburg on Stony Creek of the Meherrin" and Stephanie Ray.
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