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John Rich, Sr.

Male Est 1762 - 1814  (~ 52 years)


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  • Name John Rich 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Est 1762 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 7 Oct 1814 and 7 Nov 1814  , , Elbert County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I5350  Main
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2011 

    Father Jeremiah Parker Rich,   b. Bef 1723, , , Goochland County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 4 Oct 1781 and 17 Jan 1782, , , Wake County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Mother Mary Hunter,   b. Est 1718,   d. Aft 1790, , , Wake County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1758  , , Louisa County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1768  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married 10 Nov 1801  , , Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Rich,   b. Abt 1787,   d. 15 Jul 1842, , , Elbert County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
     2. James Rich,   b. Est 1789,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John Rich, Jr.,   b. Est 1790,   d. Aft 1827  (Age ~ 38 years)
     4. Jesse Rich,   b. Est 1793,   d. 27 Jun 1838, , Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
     5. Mary Rich,   b. Between 1790 and 1800,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Sarah Rich,   b. Est 1799,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Elizabeth Rich,   b. Est 1801,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Sophia Rich,   b. Est 1803,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Permelia Rich,   b. Est 1805,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Richmond Rich,   b. Abt 1803, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 22 Jul 1870, , , Henry County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2011 
    Family ID F1628  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He is possibly a son of Jeremiah Parker Rich.
      He was possibly born 1761 in Wake County, NC.
    • (Research):Wake County, NC - Will & Estate Records

      File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by
      Beverly Reach Perry


      Following is the will of Jeremiah Parker Rich/Reach. Although the surname is spelled
      RICH in the will, in many Wake Co. court records it is spelled REACH.

      Will of Jeremiah Rich (Reach)
      dated 1781 Wake Co., NC, in Record Book 1, p. 174

      In the Name of God Amen I Jeremiah Rich of the County of Wake and State of North
      Carolina being Weak in Body but of Perfect sound Mind and Memory and calling to mind that it is appointed for all Men once to Die do make and Ordain this to be my last Will & Testament in the follwoing manner and form Viz.--

      Item I give and Bequeath to my Son John Rich Ten Pounds Specie to him and his Heirs
      forever.

      Item I give and Bequeath to my Son William Rich Ten Pounds Specie to him and his Heirs forever.

      Item I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Susannah Bridges wife of James Bridges Ten
      Pounds Specie to her and her Heirs forever.

      Item I give and Bequeath to my Son Jacob Rich Ten Pounds Specie to him and his Heirs
      forever.

      Item I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Judy Dodd Wife of William Dodd Ten Pounds
      Specie to her and her Heirs forever.

      Item I give and Bequeath to my daughter Charity Rich Tem Pounds Specie to her and her Heirs forever.

      I lend to my beloved Wife Mary all my Lands, Negroes, Horses, Cattle, Hoggs, Sheep,
      Geese, and all my Household furniture with all my Tools of all kinds in dureing her
      Widowhood and at her Marriage or Death all that I now lend to my beloved wife I give
      Bequeath to my Son Charles Rich to him and his Heirs forever and if he Should die
      before he has an Heir what I give to him to be equally divided between them that is
      living.

      And I do hereby Appoint Brother Timothy Rich and my Son Charles Rich my whole and
      Sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby Revokeing all other Wills
      and Testaments by me made hereby Confirming this to be my last Will and Testament.
      In Witness whereof I the said Jeremiah Rich have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this
      fourth day of October 1781.

      Jeremiah Rich {Seal}

      Signed Sealed Published pronounced & declared in Presence of Us:

      Thomas Cheves {Jurat}
      Grace Cheves {her mark}


      Wake County, December Term 1781

      Then was the within Will proved in Open Court by the Oath of Thomas Cheves a Witness thereto and Ordered to be Recorded. J. Rice Clk.

      Recorded in the Clerks Office in the county of Wake in Book A and pages (174-175)
      this 17th day of Jan. 1782. J. Rice Clk.

  • Sources 
    1. [S908] Book: Georgia - Abstracts of Georgia Wills, 2 volumes, Jeannette Holland Austin, (Riverdale, Georgia: Jeannette Holland Austin, 1987), 1:281 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S982] Book: Georgia-Elbert - Elbert County, Georgia, Deed Books S-W, 1820-1835, Michal Martin Farmer, (Dallas, Texas: Farmer Genealogy Co., 1988), G929.3758., 240 (Reliability: 3).