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Re: Information regarding

Posted: 1056941390000
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Surnames: Toler, Toeler, Dixon, Rorer, Rorher, Shockley
Elizabeth Toler b. July 19, 1778 m John Shockley on 8-4-1808 in Pittsylvania Co, Va (source is Marriages of Pittsylvanina Co., Va 1806-1830 pg.143). Shadrack Shockley, born 11-3-1808, son of John Shockley and Elizabeth Toler (source Virginia Vital records, Multiple records pg. 533)married an Elizabeth Towler, Parents unknown. Elizabeth Toler, born 9-19-1808 (source Vriginia Vital Records-Multiple records pg. 533) dau/Elijah Toler and Polly Rorer/Rorher married Payton Toler 8-3-1825.
The Elijah Toler here is the son of Joseph Toler and Francis Dixon. Elijah m. Polly Rorer/Rorher 9-12-1807 in Pittsylvania Co. Va (Source Marriages of Pittsylvania Co., Va. 1806-1830 pg. 158.
Joseph Toler was the son of William J. Toler/Towler of Powhatan Co. Va. (Source CD family search from Latterday Saints and book "Fruit of the Garden" by Ann Toler (have found some errors in the book) Joseph m Francis Dixon, the same name as his mother Francis Dixon, ca. 1770.
Joseph died in Pittsylvania Co, 11-10-1819. His wife Francis died ther also on 6-30-1833 (source Pittsylvania Co., Va. Wills pg.230 - Virginia vital records-Multiple records pg.533, Also Virginia Wills-Genealogical Society pg.521-523) William was remarried by 1786 to a woman named Hannah. His father William died there abt 6-17-1799.
There is a very interesting story in the Virginia House of Burgesss, which was a court. When William and his son's Joseph and Joshua and Williams brother Martin came to Bedford Co. Va, they settled on the Staunton River. Martin on the Bedford side and William on the Pittsylvania side. They started a ferry business along with their plantations. The bridge that now crossed Rt 608 is called Toler Bridge to this day. (source Green Stone - A history of southern Bedford County Va, by Rachel Parsons Flynn Bishop)
Now Joshua had a brother Joseph who you know married Francis Dixon. Apparently these two brother combined there resources, purchased land and began their plantations. But before any legal papers could be drawn up, each leagally claiming what belonged to them, Joshua died. His children, my ancestors, took their uncle Joseph to court because he claimed all of the property as his. Joshus'a children lost calling their uncle's family "Pets of the court". The eldest of Joshua's sons Barnabas who married Sarah Ann Hackworth, (who's lineage leads to the current Queen of England), moved his family to Indiana, never to return to Virginia. When his Grandfather William died he left some money to Joshua's children and his widow Judith. Joseph allowed Judith to live on the land until her death 11-17-1807. Would like to find out someday how Joshua died. Have copies of all source records and pictures of Toler bridge. Will send anything anyone would like. Or Happy to chang any records I have if you can back them up with records. Thanks
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