ID# 1886, (1770 - 1839)
|Father||David Dutt1,4,5 (19 Jan 1729 - 15 Feb 1792)|
|Mother||Catherine Klingenmyer1,5 ( - bef 1792)|
|Charts||Descendants of David Dutt/Toot|
|Ancestry||The Dutt/Toot Family|
Narrative:Adam Toot was born on 5 Nov 1770 in York, Pennsylvania.6,7,8 Adam and Eve were twins.8,14 He moved to Paxton Twp., Lancaster Co., with his parents, David Dutt, and Catherine Klingenmyer, about 1774, as a very young child.15,16
Moving to Virginia --- Text Stolen from ReigelRidge.com !! ---
Just when Adam moved to Halifax Co., Virginia, is not known, but clearly it was as a young adult as he married the daughter of a substantial citizen there at age 26. Nor have we found why he chose to do so. At the time people commonly moved with relatives or friends, but no other relatives of his have been identified in the area.
Adam married first Sarah King, daughter of Edmund King and Elizabeth Woodson Thomas, on 6 Mar 1796 in Halifax Co., Virginia, with Rev. Thomas Dobson officiating.9,10
Adam and his father-in-law, Edmund King, were vestrymen of Antrim Parish, Halifax Co., Virginia, and were referred to as "Gentlemen Justice."5
Adam bought the old King homestead in Halifax Co., Virginia, from Edmund King on 23 Oct 1797, after Edmund and his family moved to Georgia.5
The 1810 census for Halifax Co. and several other counties were burned when the British occupied Washington, but the tax lists survive. Adam appears on the 1810 tax list for the Southern District of Halifax Co., reporting two white males over age 16, seven male slaves over 16, two over 12 and under 16, eight horses or mules, and two 2-wheel carriages. His tax due was $5.78.17
On 14 Oct 1822 Sarah and Adam gave 280 acres of land in Halifax Co., which he had purchased from Granville Craddock a few months before, to their daughter Elizabeth and her husband, Dr. Davis Green Tuck.18,19 Curiously, the deed was not recorded until 8 Aug 1826, and the property, on Miller Rd., remained in Adam's name in the tax lists until the following year. Perhaps his continuing to pay the taxes, $1.62 per year, was part of the gift?20
Horse racing was evidently as feature of the culture of the area. Adam and Richard Edmondson sponsored a three-day racing event starting on 6 Oct 1829. On the first day featured a Proprietor's purse of $200 for a race with two-mile heats and $15 entrance fee. On the second day there was a race with three-mile heats, and a Jockey Club purse of $400, with an entrance fee of $20. The third day featured a Handy Cap worth $100. There were also an elegant saddle, bridle, martingale and whip available each day. The announcement proclaimed that there "being a number of horses in training, the course being new and the neighborhood wealthy an populous, fine sport is expected." The proprietors were furnishing stables and litter gratis.21
Adam appeared on the 1830 Federal Census of Halifax Co., Virginia, with a household consisting of two males age 5 to 10 (son Adam and another), one age 15 to 20 (unknown), and one age 60 to 70 (Adam), and two females age 5 to 10 (Amanda and another), one age 15 to 20 (Catherine), and one age 50 to 60 (wife Sarah), and 31 slaves.22
His wife died on 11 Jan 1835.23
An Evolving Will --- Text Stolen from ReigelRidge.com !! ---
He left a will dated 12 Nov 1835, in which he first made bequests to his two youngest children, Amanda and Adam. Each is to receive two good feather beds and furniture, and a cow and calf, not to be reflected in the division of the estate described later. In addition, each is to be boarded, clothed, educated and supported from the estate until reaching the age of 21 or marrying, and funds are to be set aside for that purpose. Adam was also to receive the tract of land purchased of Aaron and Frank Boyd, which was to be valued at $1,442 in the division of the residue of the estate along with amounts previously advanced: to Melcajah $2,340, Mary $360, Maria $200, Catherine $503, and Nancy $426. Each of the children was to receive an equal share after adjusting for these advances. Nancy had previously died, so her share was to go to her children, Sarah and William P. Chastain. His daughter Elizabeth was to receive no further part of his estate because he had already given "a fair proportion" to her husband. He named his son Melcajah and his sons-in-law Isham H. Britton and Robertson Owen Jr. as executors.24
Adam amended his will with a codicil the same day, in which he gave Adam a good horse, saddle, and bridle, which was not to be charged against his share in the division of the remainder of the estate.25
Adam married second Frances Claborne on 18 Oct 1837 in Halifax Co., Virginia.11,12 He wrote a second codicil dated 25 Mar 1838, in which he directed that his new wife was to receive an equal share of his estate with each of his children.25
Adam died on 14 Apr 1839 at age 68.6,13 He was buried in Churchyard, Halifax Courthouse, Halifax Co., Virginia.5
A Considerable Estate --- Text Stolen from ReigelRidge.com !! ---
His will and the first codicil were proved in Halifax Co. court 24 Jun 1839 by Isham H. Britton, one of the executors, who posted a bond of $20,000.26
An inventory of his estate was taken on 10 Jul 1839 and filed with the court on 25 Jul. It included 400 items, ranging from an old jug and pitcher valued at 12¢, a silver ladle valued at $7, to furniture, farm tools, livestock and slaves. The furniture included 14 beds with bedstead with values ranging from $20 to $50, and a mahogany sideboard valued at $20. The livestock included cattle, oxen, sheep, pigs, goats, and horses. The most valuable were the 11 horses, ranging from $15 to $100 each. The equipment included a carraige and harness valued at $70. But of the total value of $16,500, the majority was a for 34 slaves valued at $14,200. The values listed for them ranged from nothing for an old woman to several men at $500 and $700, to a woman and child at $750.27 The second codicil was proved on 26 Aug 1839.28
A sale of the "parishable property" of the estate was held on 5 Nov 1839, bringing a total of $2,448. The items sold included furniture and household goods, livestock, farm equipment, and farm produce. Purchasers included a number of family members. Youngest daughter Amanda purchased a silver ladle, 12 silver spoons, and a bureau for $34, and her future husband paid $6.20 for hardware items and a barrel of cider. Isham H. Britton, husband of daughter Mary, purchased farm tools, a sorrel mare, furniture including two beds, and dishes totaling $160. Son Melcajah paid $21 for farm tools, kitchen goods, and a silver watch totaling $21. Daughter Maria purchased a bay horse, a milch cow, 43 hogs, 5 sheep, and kitchen and farm items for a total of $299. Jacob Davis husband of daughter Catherine, paid $41 for household items. Youngest son Adam purchased household items totaling $9.29
An accounting of the estate was filed by Isham H. Britton, the executor, as of 24 Oct 1842, and accepted by the court. It reported cash on hand at Adam's death of $294, and receipts since of $4,600. These included payments from Dr. Gilmer for board, payments due on accounts owed the estate, and many small sales of leather and tanning services over the three-year period. Payments made totalled $2,824 including $300 paid to E. Barksdale, guardian of the youngest son Adam, for board and clothing for 1840 and 1841. Distributions were made to son Melcajah of $281 and $280 each to the husbands of daughters Mary, Maria and Catherine and to Howell Chastain as guardian of the children of daughter Nancy. After collecting his commission of $245 the executor owned the estate $706.30
On 23 Aug 1852 William E. Britton, as administrator for his father's estate, filed another accounting with the court covering the period since the previous one. He reported payments over the ten-year period of $1,830, including $245 paid in 1842 to the guardian of the youngest son, Adam, and $650 paid to him directly in later years. Receipts totaled $1,350, including $224 repaid from the estate of T. Boundin paid by the deceased as security for a debt, $186 paid by Thomas S. Flourney for board, and various amounts owed the estate by others. The balance then due the estate was $164.96.31 He filed a final accounting as of 1 Jul 1853 listing some small payments and receipts, showing a balance due the estate of $107.37. It was accepted by the court 27 Feb 1854.32
Children with Sarah King:
- William G. Toot33 (20 Jun 1799 - 26 Nov 1816)
- Elizabeth M. Toot34,35,36 (26 Nov 1800 - 29 Dec 1873)
- Melcajah Rhum Toot37,38 (23 Jun 1802 - 26 Nov 1862)
- Mary W. Toot39,35,40 (16 Mar 1804 - 4 Jun 1893)
- Nancy F. Susan Toot41,35,42 (20 Mar 1804 - 10 Aug 1825)
- Maria Beverly Toot35,43 (24 Feb 1808 - 28 Nov 1879)
- Catherine E. Toot35,44,45 (27 Jul 1810 - )
- Sarah A. Toot35 (4 Sep 1812 - bef Nov 1835)
- Amanda Melvina Fitzallen Toot35,46 (11 Mar 1820 - Dec 1884)
- Adam Deruyter Toot37,47 (6 Jun 1824 - 10 Jan 1855)
There were no children with Frances Claborne
- [S6470] Janet Welsh, "Family of David Toot" notes, list labeled "Bible record owned by Mrs. R. A. Norman."
- [S731] Halifax Co. Marriage Bond Register, bk. 1, pg 33, 4 Mar 1796, Adam Toot and Sarah King.
- [S1038] Owen Family Bible, shows name as Adam Toot.
- [S972] Parthemore, Genealogy of the Parthemore Family, pg 27.
- [S971] Stanley, "Descendents of the Toot Family."
- [S1038] Owen Family Bible, shows date.
- [S971] Stanley, "Descendents of the Toot Family", shows date, town, and state.
- [S6470] Janet Welsh, "Family of David Toot" notes, list labeled "Bible record owned by Mrs. R. A. Norman," shows date.
- [S1006] Halifax Co. Marriage Register, vol 1, pg 110, 6 Mar 1796, Adam Toot and Sally King, shows date, as 6th, and officiant; duplicate entry at pg 121.
- [S731] Halifax Co. Marriage Bond Register, bk. 1, pg 33, 4 Mar 1796, Adam Toot and Sarah King, shows bond date, as 4th.
- [S731] Halifax Co. Marriage Bond Register, bk. 1, pg 158, 18 Oct 1837, Adam Toot and Frances Claborne.
- [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:76, Adam Toot codicil, 24 Jun 1839, shows he had married Francis since writing his will.
- [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:75-7, Adam Toot will, 24 Jun 1839, second codicil written 25 Mar 1838 and will proved 24 Jun 1839.
- [S975] Egle, Notes and Queries - Annual Volume 1896, pg 15, reprint of paper by E. W. S. P[athemore] read to Dauphin Co. Historical Society, 11 Nov 1895.
- [S6425] Toot, "Dutt-Dutte-Tutt-Toot Family," shows they moved about 1774.
- [S6428] "York County, Pennsylvania, 1733-1800: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church," Ancestry.com, record for Simond Dutt, shows him baptized 24 Apr 1774.
- [S6616] Land Tax Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 1810, bk A, pg 65.
- [S4575] Halifax Co. Deeds, Halifax Co., Virginia, 34:90-2, 8 Aug 1826.
- [S4662] Land Tax Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 1823 B, pp 80-1, shows Adam had obtained the land from Craddock since the prior year's tax list.
- [S4662] Land Tax Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 1823 B, pg 80; 1824 B pg 84; 1825 B, pg 94; 1826 B, pg 94; and 1827 B, pp 98-9.
- [S3026] "Halifax Virginia Races," Richmond Enquirer, 13 Sep 1829.
- [S1758] Adam Toot household, 1830 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
- [S1038] Owen Family Bible.
- [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:75-6, Adam Toot will, 24 Jun 1839.
- [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:76, Adam Toot codicil, 24 Jun 1839.
- [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:76-7, Adam Toot probate, 24 Jun 1839.
- [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:95-9, Adam Tool appraisal, 25 Jul 1839.
- [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:77, Adam Toot probate, 26 Aug 1839.
- [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:414-423, Adam Tool sale, 25 Jan 1840.
- [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 20:180-4, Adam Tool accounting, 23 Jan 1843.
- [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 23:587-9, accounting of Wm E Britton, admr of Isham H. Britton decd, exor of Adam Toot, decd, 23 Aug 1852.
- [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 24:213, accounting of Wm E Britton, admr, 27 Feb 1854.
- [S1038] Owen Family Bible, lists William after Adam and Sarah, followed by their other children, suggesting he was the eldest of their children. His birth date, less than three years after their marriage, supports that reading.
- [S4460] David G. Tuck and Elizabeth Toot, marriage bond and permission slip, permission slip signed by him shows her as his daughter.
- [S1038] Owen Family Bible, lists her among the other children of Adam and Sarah.
- [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:75-6, Adam Toot will, 24 Jun 1839, shows Elizabeth Tuck as his daughter.
- [S1038] Owen Family Bible, lists him among the other children of Adam and Sarah.
- [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:75, Adam Toot will, 24 Jun 1839, shows Melcajah Toot as his son.
- [S731] Halifax Co. Marriage Bond Register, bk. 1, pg 112, 10 Feb 1823, Isham H. Birtton and Mary W. Toot, shows Adam Toot, father, as the signer of certificate.
- [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:75, Adam Toot will, 24 Jun 1839, shows Mary Britton as his daughter.
- [S731] Halifax Co. Marriage Bond Register, bk. 1, pg 105, 5 Apr 1821, Howell Chaston and Ann (or Nancy) Toot, shows Adam Toot "signer of certificate," as father.
- [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:75, Adam Toot will, 24 Jun 1839, shows Nancy Chastain as his daughter.
- [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:75, Adam Toot will, 24 Jun 1839, shows Maria Owen as his daughter.
- [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:75, Adam Toot will, 24 Jun 1839, shows Catharine Davis as his daughter.
- [S731] Halifax Co. Marriage Bond Register, bk. 1, pg 133, 14 Ded 1830, Jacob Davis and Catherine E. Toot, shows Adam Toot as "singer of the certificate."
- [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:75, Adam Toot will, 24 Jun 1839, shows Amanda Toot as his daughter.
- [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:75, Adam Toot will, 24 Jun 1839, shows Adam Toot as his son.