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Our interest in the JETER/JEETER families begins with the 1737 Caroline Co VA record whereby William JETER sues Mason Combs, Sr. - apparently over 200 acres of land on Peumans End Run of Essex>Caroline VA which Mason had inherited from his father, John Combs, d Richmond VA 1716/7, and which he (Mason Combs) had sold to Grace BUTLER in 1734 (See Caroline Co VA)

Mason Combs, Sr. is never found with a JETER again, but interestingly enough, there appears to have been a Jeters/Combs migration from Essex/Caroline to Amelia to Lunenburg Cos VA and later to Edgefield SC via the same JETER family.

Among the children of John & Elizabeth VAUGHAN Jeter were Thomas who d in 1765 in Amelia Co VA, and William who d in 1802 in Edgefield SC, after having passed through both Amelia & Lunenburg Cos VA. Although the JETERS are not found in records with Combs in Amelia Co, they are together later in Lunenburg Co where they appear as neighbors based on processions of 1763.

The following Jeter etc. records were compiled by Cammock-Stern-Vaughn Researcher Mary Gregg, to whom we offer our special thanks:

(Amelia Co, VA DB 2:515) June 19, 1747. John (X) TOMLINSON of Surry County, Virginia [his wife is Mary] to John JETER of St. Mary's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia, for V459 354 acres on the south side of Whetstone Creek in the fork of Nottoway River adjoining lines of SMART, ELLIS and ANDERSON, bounded in part by Polecat Branch and the creek. Wit: James REVES, Henry BUFORD and Thomas PAIN. (Deed Book 2, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)

(Amelia Co, VA DB 4:177) October 24, 1751. George GIBSON, Robert HALL & Jeremiah PIERCE, Executors of the will of George GIBSON, dec'd., all of Caroline County, Virginia, to William JETER of Caroline County for 60/5/6, 404 acres on the north, or lower, side of Mallory's Creek, bounded as by patent to George GIBSON, dec'd,, on July 10, 1745, Wit: Elisha ESTES and Thomas CLAIBORNE. (Deed Book 3 and Deed Book 4, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)

(Amelia Co, VA DB 4:397) June 25, 1752, William JETER of Lunenburg County, Virginia, to Thomas JETER of Caroline County, Virginia, for V60, 404 acres adjoining I Yarbrough's line and Mallery's Creek as it meanders. Wit: John CRENSHAW, Catlett MANN and William DAVIS Margaret JETER, wife of William, relinquished… (Deed Book 3 and Deed Book 4, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)

(Amelia Co, VA DB 5:440) April 22, 1756. Thomas EVANS of Dinwiddie County to James JETER for V60, 160 acres on the north side of Nottoway River, being part of a larger tract of 323 acres patented to John EVANS, adjoining lines of Robert EVANS and HARDAWAY. No witnesses (Deed Book 5 and Deed Book 6, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)

(Amelia Co, VA DB 5:535) December 22, 1756. John JETER and Elizabeth, his wife, of St. Mary's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia, to - John JETER, Jr. of Nottoway Parish [Amelia Co VA] for natural love and affection for their son John, and also for V5. 354 acres in Nottoway Parish on the south side of Whetstone Creek in fork of Nottoway River, being land formerly patented to John TOMLINSON on August 1. 1745 and conveyed by him to sd. Jeter by deed dated June 19, 1747; land adjoins lines of ELLIS, ANDERSON, and the Polecat Branch. Wit: L'Roy GRIFFIN, Thomas GRIFFIN George ROBINSON, Mildred ROBINSON, Ambrose JETER (Deed Book 5 and Deed Book 6, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)

(Amelia Co, VA DB 6:23) March 30, 1757. John JETER, Jr. and Lucy (X) JETER, his wife, of Nottoway Parish, to Henry BUFORD of same for 29/6/0, 91 acres in Nottoway Parish in fork of Nottoway River, being part of tract patented to John TOMLINSON on August 19 1745 and by him conveyed to John JETER by deed June 19, 1747 and by him conveyed to sd. John JETER, Jr. by deed March 24, 1757. Adjoins Whetstone Creek. Wit: Crispin SHELTON, James BUFORD and Thomas BUFORD. (Deed Book 5 and Deed Book 6, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)

(Amelia Co, VA DB 6:10) April 28, 1757. Robert ROWLAND to George BROWN witnessed by Matthew CABBINESS, James JETER and William ROWLAND. (Deed Book 5 and Deed Book 6, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)

(Amelia Co, VA DB 7:1 74) March 7. 1760. James JETER of Onslow County, North Carolina, to Thomas JEFFRES of Amelia for V85, 161-If acres in Nottoway Parish between Buffaloe Creek and Great Nottoway River, being land sd. JETER purchased of Thomas EVANS, adjoining lines of Thomas EVANS, Hardiway, Samuel SMITH, Thomas JEFFRES and Thomas ELLIS. Wit: Crispin SHELTON, James BEUFORD, Abraham SHELTON and Chloe SHELTON (Deed Book 7 and Deed Book 8, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)

Notes: The 1786 Tax List of John Spicer, Jr., in Onslow Co NC, includes one John COOMES, but no JETERS found in the county. This is the only record we have for Onslow as yet - that county not yet researched.

(Amelia Co, VA DB 7: 2 06) April 7, 1760. Samuel SMITH of Essex County, Virginia, to John MILLNER of Amelia witnessed by Edward ROBINSON, John DIXON and Henry JETER … (Deed Book 7 and Deed Book 8, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)

(Amelia Co, VA DB 7:321) September 25, 1760. Henry (X) YARBROUGH and Martha (X), his wife, of Nottoway Parish, Amelia County, to William JENNINGS of Hanover County, Virginia for V200, 604 acres in Nottoway Parish on both sides of Little Nottoway River adjoining lines of THOMPSON, Samuel YARBROUGH and James JETER … (Deed Book 7 and Deed Book 8, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)

(Amelia Co, VA DB 7:356) November 23, 1760. John JETER, Jr. and Lucy, his wife, of Nottoway Parish, Amelia County, to Samuel SMITH of same for V200, 264 acres in Nottoway Parish on the south side of Whetstone Creek in the fork of Nottoway River, being patented to John TOMLINSON on August 1, 1745, and conveyed by him to John JETER, Sr., and by him to John JETER, Jr. on December 22, 1756. Adjoins lines of Henry BEUFORD, PRYOR, John WINN, Charles IRBY, Abraham MOSLEY and William BEUFORD. [No witnesses given] Lucy relinquished… (Deed Book 7 and Deed Book 8, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)

(Amelia Co, VA DB 8:101) March 21, 1763. Plunket HOLT of Prince Edward to Thomas OAKLEY of Amelia, land in Amelia County adjoining Thomas GETER [JETER], BAGLEY, John I BEASLEY, Nathaniel ROBERTSON'S mill pond, and John MILLNER … (Deed Book 7 and Deed Book 8, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)

(Amelia Co, VA WB 2X:124) August 29, 1765 - October 24, 1765. Noncupative will of Thomas JETER. An hour or two before his death, he twice called up his boys Oliver, Henry and Samuel JETER, and asked that Thomas PAYNE take notice that if he died his wife was to have whole estate for life or widowhood, then to be equally divided "among his children" [names not given], but his young children were to have their schooling out of his estate. Will presented to court October 24, 1765. Winefred JETER, widow, and son Oliver JETER refused to be administrators. Will proven by oaths of Oliver JETER and Samuel JETER, Henry JETER, second son of Thomas JETER, qualified as administrator.

Estate inventory and appraisement dated November 4, 1765 and returned and recorded May 22, 1766. Appraisers were William FITZGERRALD, Samuel SMITH and John WINN. One item is "l Great Bible". Value V 715/0/0. Slaves: James, Tom, Phebe, Ralph, George, Rachel, Bachus, Phill and Esther. (Will Book 2X, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)

(Amelia Co, VA DB 11:11) October 8, 1768. Bill of sale from Moses HURT, Jr. to James HENDERSON & Co. witnessed by Langston BACON, James ROBERTSON and Oliver JETER (Deed Book 9, Deed Book 10 and Deed Book 11, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)

(Amelia Co, VA WB 2X:271) October 20, 1768, will of Thomas YARBROUGH of Nottoway Parish witnessed by Oliver JETER . John ROBERTSON, Dickerson JENNINGS and William JENNINGS. (Will Book 2X, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)

(Amelia Co, VA DB 11:59) February 24, 1769. Deed, Richard SMITH to Thomas TABB witnessed by John KING, Rowlett PRIDE and Henry JETER (Deed Book 9, Deed Book 10 and Deed Book 11, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)

(Amelia Co, VA DB 10:219) April 22, 1769. John MILLNER and Isabella, his wife, of Amelia to John BEESLEY of same, land on Lazaretta Creek, being land patented to Robert ROWLAND on September 25, 1746, adjoining lines of Henry ROBERTSON, Thomas PAYNE, Oliver JETER, BAGLEY, KING, and Nathaniel ROBERTSON'S mill pond … (Deed Book 9, Deed Book 10 and Deed Book 11, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)

(Amelia Co, VA DB 11 :85) February 22, 1770* Oliver JETER and Mary, his wife, of Amelia to Henry JETER of same for 70 pds., 304 acres on the east side of Cold Water Run, and is part of 404 acres, formerly property of Thomas JETER, dec'd., and is all the land he possessed on that side of the run. No witnesses. Mary JETER, wife of Oliver, relinquished her dower right. (Deed Book 9, Deed Book 10 and Deed Book 11, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)

(Amelia Co, VA WB 2X:333) December 13, 1770. Will of Hugh CHAMBERS witnessed by Henry JETER, Oliver JETER and Alexander (X) GRAY. (Will Book 2X, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)

(Amelia Co, VA DB 11:374) December 175 [sic] 1771. Joshua HUDSON, Richard HUDSON and Obadiah (X) HUDSON to Richard WILSON witnessed by John WINN, Richard WARD, Giles NANCE, Oliver JETER, Moses HUDINGS [sic] and Alexander GRAY. (Deed Book 9, Deed Book 10 and Deed Book 11, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)

Notes: See Combs-Nance Families of Wilkes Co NC and Charlottte Co VA. Also note possible HUDSON connection to BOOKER-Combs-COGHILL Families of Essex/Caroline Co VA & Maryland.

(Amelia Co, VA DB 11:399) April 14, 1772. John FORREST of Amelia to Lewellin WILLIAMSON of Prince Edward for 165 pds., , 200 acres in Amelia on both sides of Mallorys Creek adjoining lines of Jennings FOWLKES, Oliver JETER, Richard LIGON, Dickerson JENNINGS, Edward ROBERTSON and James BAGLEY. (Deed Book 9, Deed Book 10 and Deed Book 11, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)

(Amelia Co, VA WB 2:157) September 12, 1773 - No probate date. Will of Anne STERN. Legatees: Daughters: Mary LONG; Tabitha STERN; Sarah MEREDITH and her children [not named]. Sons: John EVANS; Francis STERN and his children [not named]. Grandchildren: Allen JETER; Rodofel JETER; Tabitha JETER; MASON JETER; Jane JETER. Sons-in-law Ambrose JETER and Sampson MEREDITH.

(Amelia Co, VA DB 9:175) Re Ann STERN'S estate, mention is made of Negroes in possession of Reuben LONG of Culpeper County.

Executors: Brother Francis ANDERSON and daughter Tabitha STERN, Wit: Christopher FORD and Richard ANDERSON (Will Book 2, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)

(Amelia Co, VA WB 3:401) February 8. 1785 - March 23, 1786. Will of Tabitha STERN mentions Nephews and nieces: Allen JETER, Tabitha Anderson JETER, Mason JETER, Mary Mason MEREDITH, Ann MEREDITH, David MEREDITH and Joseph Norfleet MEREDITH; cousin Elizabeth Collier PRIDE. Executors: Allen JETER and William Anderson MERIDITH. Wits: Mack GOODE and James BAGLEY (Amelia County, Virginia, Will Book 3 with Additional Deaths and Heirs from Order Books 15 and 17. Bel Hubbard Wise)

Note: See Amelia Co VA for more data re Ann ANDERSON Stern in relationship to the CAMMOCK & EVANS families. Also note Combs-MEREDITH Connections, including in Montgomery Co VA, and Surry Co NC.


ESTATE RECORDS OF Samuel JETER

(Amelia Co, VA WB 4:343) June 8. 1791 - January 24, 1793. Will of Samuel JETER of Nottoway Parish. Daughter Olive JETER when single, now called Olive CRADDOCK. Daughter Frances Parks JETER. Father's estate. Brother Oliver JETER. Wife Mine. Sons: Tibonon, Ellison, Thomas Ellort, Samuel Beverly and Ryland, all sons of wife Mine JETER. Executors: Friends Richard LEGGON, Presly JETER and Mine JETER. Wit: Philip WILLIAMS, Josiah WILLIAMS James ATKINSON, Benjamin OVERTON (Amelia County, Virginia, Will Book 4 with Additional Deaths and Heirs from Order Books 18 and 19. Bel Hubbard Wise)

(Amelia Co, VA WB 5:103) Returned August 28, 1794. Account of Samuel JETER dec'd. guardian to the orphans of Josiah HUNDLEY, dec'd. From December 25, 1788. (Amelia County, Virginia Will Book 5 with Additional Deaths and Heirs from Order Book 20. Bel Hubbard Wise)

(Amelia Co, VA WB 5:167) [nb: This record doesn't mention the deceased's name, but it must be Samuel JETER] Division. January 5, 1795 - Returned April 23, 1795. One share to Frances Parks JETER and the other to James CRADDOCK who intermarried with Olive JETER now his present wife. (Amelia County, Virginia Will Book 5 with Additional Deaths and Heirs from Order Book 20. Bel Hubbard Wise)

(Amelia Co, VA WB 5:407) Returned September 28, 1797. Sale of estate of Samuel JETER, dec'd., December 1795 by Richard BRAUDUS, guardian of said orphans. Bay horse to Peter EDWARDS as his legacy. Tilmon JETER a legatee. Thomas JETER a legatee. Beverly JETER a legatee. (Amelia County, Virginia Will Book 5 with Additional Deaths and Heirs from Order Book 20. Bel Hubbard Wise)

(Amelia Co, VA WB 5:409) Returned September 28, 1797. Account of Tilmon, Thomas, Samuel and Ryland JETER with Richard BROADDUS, guardian. (Amelia County, Virginia Will Book 5 with Additional Deaths and Heirs from Order Book 20. Bel Hubbard Wise)

(Amelia Co, VA OB 21:66) [nb: The published abstract of this is mixed up. The following is what is believed to be correct] ' Richard BROADUS and Mine his wife, Peter EDWARDS and Francis P. his wife, Tilmon Ellison*, Thos. Elliot*, Samuel Beverly and Ryland, infants, by Richard BROADUS, their guardian and next friend, which said Mine is the widow and which said Francis, Tilmon, Thomas, Samuel and Ryland are children of Samuel JETER, dec'd, IN CHANCERY (Amelia County, Virginia Order Books 21 and 22, Bel Hubbard Wise, abstracted by Combs-Cammock Researcher Mary Greg who adds: These names are somewhat different from those given in the will abstract, not known which version is correct. Also - the compiler of these abstracts did not say who the other party or parties to this suit were!)

(Amelia Co, VA OB 22:31 0) April Court 1799. This page gives lists of guardians and orphans: Thomas ELMORE guardian of Francis P. JETER, orphan of Samuel JETER. April Court 1799. (Amelia County, Virginia Order Books 21 and 22, Bel Hubbard Wise)

William JETER married Margaret VAUGHAN, daughter of Cornelius and Elizabeth VAUGHAN of Spotsylvania County, Virginia. William and Margaret JETER lived in Amelia County, Virginia, for a time, and it probably was there that their daughter, Parthenia, married Craddock VAUGHAN. No evidence suggests that Craddock VAUGHAN was a relative of Margaret (VAUGHAN) Jeter. So far as is known, Cornelius VAUGHAN, Margaret's father, was from the King and Queen County/Spotsylvania County area of Virginia, while Craddock VAUGHAN'S roots probably were in Prince George County and Amelia County, and there does not seem to have been any connection between the King and Queen County VAUGHANS and the Prince George County VAUGHANS.

Before migrating to Edgefield Dist, South Carolina, William and Margaret JETER lived in Lunenburg County, Virginia. (See Craddock VAUGHAN, Moses ESTES (purchased land of George Combs) & William JETERS of Lunenburg Co VA records).

In The Heritage of Union County [South Carolina] it is stated that William JETER died in Edgefield in 1797 and that Margaret, his wife, died November 14, 1775. But if that is correct, did he, then, remarry to a second woman also named Margaret? For his wife, Margaret, is definitely named as a legatee in his will

(Edgefield Co, SC DB 7:58-61) May 24, 1786. Mary KISES and Cathron WEAVER of Chesterfield County, South Carolina, to Davis WILLIAMS of Edgefield witnessed by Horatio JETER, Mary GLOVER and Drury GLOVER. (Edgefield County, South Carolina, Abstracts of Deed Books 1-12, 1786-1796. Volume One. Ge Lee Corley Hendrix)

(Edgefield Co, SC DB 3:55-59) November 13, 1788. James WEST to William JETER, Sr., both of Edgefield County for @5, 19 acres, part of 75 acres originally granted to said James WEST August 17, 1786, on north side of Horns Creek adjoining widow FERNEDO and said JETER. Wit: Thomas CHILDERS, Moses ASHFORD, W. JETER, Jr. /s/ James (+) WEST (Edgefield County, South Carolina, Abstracts of Deed Books 1-12, 1786-1796. Volume One. Ge Lee Corley Hendrix)

(Edgefield Co, SC DB 10:362) October 15, 1791. James BUTLER of Edgefield County to Methodist Meeting House of Methodist Episcopal Church of America witnessed by John (+) LOWE and William JETER, Junr. (Edgefield County, South Carolina, Abstracts of Deed Books 1-12, 1786-1796. Volume One. Ge Lee Corley Hendrix)

(Edgefield Co, SC DB 7:287-288) March 12, 1792. Thomas BELLEW to Charles LAVENDER witnessed by William JETER, Junr. (Edgefield County, South Carolina, Abstracts of Deed Books 1-12, 1786-1796. Volume One. Ge Lee Corley Hendrix)

(Edgefield Co, SC DB 11:305-306) November 6, 1793. Bill of Sale. William JETER, Senr. to Joseph JETER for V4, a negro girl named Edeas [sic]. said negro is not to be moved until the death of myself and my wife. Wit: Hall (+) JETER, William JETER, Junr. /s/ William JETER (Edgefield County, South Carolina, Abstracts of Deed Books 1-12, 1786-1796. Volume One. Ge Lee Corley Hendrix)

(Edgefield Co, SC WB A:114) November 25, 1793 - March 1797. Will of William JETER - Being aged and feeble of body but of perfect mind and memory…

I lend to my wife Margaret JETER the whole of my estate both real and personal her life time or widowhood. I give unto Margaret one feather bed and furniture being the bed we now lie on with one bay mare, one cow and calf, and three sheep .

John William JETER 400 acres of land, one negro man named Ned and one feather bed and furniture now in his possession.

I give to my daughter Partheny VAUGHN 100 acres of land, one feather bed and furniture, one mare, saddle and bridle.

I give to my daughter Ancridge HOWLET the goods and chattles that I lent her also the debt of V21 2s 8 p & half penny Virginia currency now due to me by Cradock VAUGHN also 100 acres of land I gave unto my grandson Seth HOWLET lying between Mire branch and the Red Lick branch.

I give unto my daughter Calpharna BAKER one tract of land of 60 acres, two mares, a saddle and bridle and other household furniture which I have already given to her.

I give to my son Hal JETER a waggon and horse which I lent him and all the land lying from the back line to the old road formerly running by Samuel HILL on both sides of Gunnell Creek.

I give to my son Joseph JETER one negro girl named Edy.

I give to my son Cornelius JETER one mulatto boy called Bason, one cow and calf now in his possession.

I give to my son Jamed [Sic mg] JETER two negroes named Jack and Hannah 100 acres of land on which he now lives on with a negro boy named Phill, the land and boy now in his possession.

I give to my son [?]Argacu JETER one negro boy named Isaac, one stallion which he now has.

I give to my son Eliazer JETER the land whereon I now live up Gunnels Creek to the road dividing between Hal JETER heretofore mentioned, one negro boy named Sam, one cow and calf, one black stallion colt, three head of sheep, one feather bed and furniture.

I give to my daughter Elizabeth CRUZE one negro girl named Jude and one negro boy. I give my grandson William CRUZE named Cob.

I give to my daughter Sarah CROSSBY one negro girl named Edy which she now has.

I give to my daughter Nancy MOSELLY, during her life time, 100 acres of land adjoining Jno. KILCREASE and Henry KEY land granted to me and at her death I give unto my grandson George MOSELY son of Nancy MOSELY and _______ sterling after the death of my wife.

I give to my daughter Delilah GARRET one feather bed which she now has.

I give to my daughter Priscilla MOSELY one cow and calf to my granddaughter Sally MOSELY, daughter of Priscilla MOSELY 120 acres of land lying on the upper side of Red Lick Branch waters of Gunnels Creek.

I lend to my daughter PEGGY KILCREASE one negro girl named Tamer, one feather bed which she now has, one bay stallion colt. I give unto my daughter Peggy Kilcrease 150 acres of land whereon she now lives, provided there should nor be a charge made of a certain sorrel horse by Minor KILCREASE husband of my daughter Peggy against my estate.

I leave all my estate that remains to be divided in the following manner (viz) One sixth part to Hal JETER. One sixth part to Cornelius JETER. One sixth part to Eliazer JETER. One sixth part to George MOSELY son of my daughter Nancy MOSELY. One sixth part to Sally MOSELY daughter of my daughter Priscilla MOSELY, and one sixth part to my daughter Peggy KILCREASE.

I appoint my wife Margaret JETER And friend John MARTIN and my son Hal JETER as executors. Wit: Edmund HOLLEMAN, Merry Man (X) COOK, Eleanor COOK, /s/ Wm. JETER. Proved in open Court by the oath of Edmund HOLLEMAN March Term 1797 and ordered to be recorded. (Edgefield County, South Carolina, Wills 1787-1836. James E. and Vivian Wooley.)

(Edgefield Co, SC DB 11:306-307) (no date) Proved October 16, 1794. Bill of Sale. Philip and William JOHNSON to William JETER, Senr. for V50, a negro woman named Rose and two children, one named Tabb and one yunger. Wit: Thomas CHILDERS, William JETER, Junr. /s/ Philip JOHNSON, /s/ William (X) JOHNSON

(Edgefield Co, SC WB C:16) August 25, 1808. Will of Elizabeth MILLER. To my daughter Mary HAMILTON all that tract of land that I live on during her natural life and at her death I give the said tract to my grandson John HAMILTON. I give to my grandson Fielding JETER $40 and my bed and bedding. I give to my daughter Nancy COCHEN $2. I appoint my son-in-law David HAMILTON and my daughter Mary HAMILTON and my friend James HARRISON as executor and executrix. Wit: William BOWLES, John BOLES, (torn) HAMILTON. /s/ Elizabeth (X) MILLER. Proved by the oath of Sander HAMILTON July 24, 1818 and David HAMILTON qualified as executor. (Edgefield County, South Carolina, Wills 1787-1836. James E. and Vivian Wooley.)

(Edgefield Co, SC WB C:43) July 1, 1818. Will of William JETER. To my daughter Becky GLOVER; my granddaughter Charlotte Elvira GLOVER; to the heirs of my late daughter - Christine PHILLIPS; to my daughter Mary P. JETER; my daughter Sally ATWATER; to my son John S, PATER [sic mg]; my daughter Patsy WILLIAMS; my two grandchildren Charly E. and Lucy S. JETER; my son John L.* JETER; I appoint my son John S.* JETER And my sons-in-law Edmond MARTIN and William W, WILLIAMS as executors. Wit: Henry TATE, John DOBEY and David DOBEY /s/ William JETER. Proved by - Not given. (Edgefield County, South Carolina, Wills 1787-1836. James E. and Vivian Wooley, extracted by Researcher Mary Gregg who adds: "I think this 'IS" almost certainly is correct for this son's middle initial; I think he must be John Speed JETER whose obituary I found and copied below. Also I don't know who the wife of the son-in-law Edmond MARTIN was - I did not find any daughter named MARTIN mentioned in the will abstract..)

(Edgefield Co, SC WB C:383) April 17, 1832, Will of John SIMKINS, bequeaths to (among others) his grandchildren Sarah and Caroline S. JETER, children of deceased daughter Sabra JETER, and one of his appointed executors was his son-in-law John S. JETER. (Edgefield County, South Carolina, Wills 1787-1836. James E. and Vivian Wooley.)

"The Edgefield Hive" July 9, 1830. Died at Edgefield Court House, July 6, 1830, Mrs. Sabra JETER, wife of John S. JETER, Esq., aged 39 years, surviving but a few days her two infant children. (Edgefield Death Notices and Cemetery Records. Carlee T. McClendon)

"The Edgefield Advertiser" April 21, 1847. Died in Edgefield Village, on April 14, 1847, Major John Speed JETER, within a few weeks of being 58 years old. For the last several years of h is life, he had a decay of his eye vision. He was a citizen of Edgefield District all his life and for 36 years he was a resident of Edgefield Village. He studied under Dr. Moses WADDEL and he was a law student of Abram Jiles DOZIER, He was admitted to the Bar in 1811. In 1814, he married Miss Sabra, the eldest daughter of Captain John SIMKINS, who died in July 1829 leaving two daughters surviving her, both of whom have also survived their father. In 1816, by a strong popular vote, he was elected a member of the popular branch of legislature, and was successively returned as such, until 1820, when he was elected Solicitor of the Southern Circuit. In 1824, he was again elected to the same office. He again was a elected a member of the House of Representatives in 1834. In 1838, he was elected to the State Senate, and was again returned in 1842, at which time he began losing his sight. (Edgefield Death Notices and Cemetery Records. Carlee T. McClendon. Extracted by Researcher Mary Gregg who adds: The daughters were Sarah and Caroline S. Jeter - See John SIMKINS' will abstract above)


Edgefield Village Baptist Cemetery, including Trinity Episcopal Church
Section and Willowbrook Cemetery.

John Speed JeterSabra Jeter, wife of John S. Jeter
Died April 14, 1817*Died July 6, 1830
Aged 57 years, 9 monthsAged 39 years, 5 months, and 1 day
and 24 days

(Edgefield Death Notices and Cemetery Records. Carlee T. McClendon. Extracted by Researcher Mary Gregg who adds: This date is as given, but based upon the date of the newspaper in which his obituary appeared, I feel sure that 1847 is the correct year of his death.


Note: The following are the only Edgefield SC Combs records collected located thus far, and neither have been identified:

1800 Edgefield SC Census

P. 156
COME, Isaac Edgefield Co. SC 10110-10010-00
(Extracted by Combs Researcher Birdie Totty McNutt)

26 Dec 1818 - 02 Feb 1819 (Edgefield SC Will Bk. Vol. 1 1817-1835 Book C- pg.38) Will of Joseph COLLIER, names wife, Any, children: Joseph under 21, Annah under 21, Hillary, Polly w/of Samuel BOYD, Abialbion (or Absolom), Nancy w/of John TALBERT, Thomas, Sarah G. w/of John COOMBS (Combs), Amy w/of ____ FARROW (Researcher Marge Motes who adds that wife Any was neč MOSELEY)

Note the surname COLLIER and Elizabeth Collier PRIDE above; as well as the MOSELEY surname (source for same unknown) found in both JETER and COLLIER records.

MG Note: Edgefield was created 1785 from 96 District. There are no JETER references in Abstracts of Old 96


One additional Combs-Jeter-Underwood connection has been found, a late one:

In 1829, in Green Co KY, the estate of one James UNDERWOOD (unidentified), included disbursements to Chichester UNDERWOOD, who had married in 1827 Polly UNKNOWN Combs, a widow, and mother of Fielding Richard Combs, and to an Anderson JETER (also unidentified). The 1820 US census index includes one Anderson JETER in Lunenburg Co VA, and a second Anderson JETER in Green Co KY who was listed on the same page as Johnson GRAHAM (whose sister, Rachel, had m Samuel Combs, and near to a variety of Combs and UNDERWOODS. Identifying both these Anderson JETERS may be of assistance in identifying both the Combs and UNDERWOODS.


To Be Continued…

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