Ramage Family History

Joshua Mize

Male 1725 - 1790  (65 years)


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  • Name Joshua Mize 
    Born 1725  VIrginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1790 
    Person ID I1095  Ramage | Ramage Line
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2012 

    Father Jeremiah Mize,   b. 1694,   d. 1775  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Grace,   b. 1695,   d. 1734  (Age 39 years) 
    Family ID F1585  Group Sheet

    Family Martha,   b. 1725,   d. 1797  (Age 72 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Nancy Mize,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F458  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Joshua Mize moved to Anson Co., North Carolina about 1752
    • He died in 1790 in Wilkes County North Carolina. He signed a will in Wilkes County Will Book I page 277. Last Will and Testament of Joshua Mize Dec July Term 1790 :

      In the name of God Amen. I , Joshua Mize of Wilkes County in the State of North Carolina Farmer. being thro the Abundant Mercy and goodness of God tho weak in Body; Yet of a sound and perfect understanding and Memory do Constitute this my Last Will and Testament and desire it may be recv'd by all as such - -First i most Humbly Bequeth my Soul to God my Maker Beseeching his most Gracious Acceptance of it through the all Sufficient Merits and Meditation of my (most) compassionate Redeemer Jesus Christ.
      First I will that all my Debts and Funeral Charges be paid and as to the Wordly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with I leave in Manner and form Following - - i give unto my son Isaac Mize,Benjamin Mize,Jeremiah Mize,John Mize and to my Daughters Elizabeth Taylor, Eddy Chambers, Keziah Chambers, Nancy Brown and Polly Roberts five schillings to each to be paid by my beloved wife out of my Estate Either in Money or in something to the value therof at her Discreation also I give unto my Daughter Luddie Mize my Gray Mare and Red Cow named Cherry likewise I give unto her my Daughter lyddia Mize a Feather Bed and Furniture and as to the rest of my Estate I give and Leave unto my Beloved Wife Patty Mize During her Natural Life all my goods and Chattels Lands and Tenements both Real and Personal and after my said wife Patty Mize Deceased II Desire that it may be eequally Divided among my children Viz. Isaac Mize,Benjamin Mize,Jeremiah Mize,John Mize,Elizabeth Taylor,Eddy Chambers,Keziah Chambers,Nancy Brown,Polly Roberts and Lydia Mize and Lastly I do make and Constitute Patty Mize my said Wife Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament. Dated this Sixteenth day of March in the Year of our Lord 1790.
    • Father: Jeremiah Mize I

      Mother: Grace ______

      Spouse: Martha Patty ______

      Jeremiah was born: March 10, 1726 Virginia

      Died: 1790 Wilkes Co. North Carolina

      In 1749 and 1750, he tithed in Lunenburg Co. Virginia where he lived on the Meherrin River.

      In about 1752, he moved to Wilkes, then Anson and later Rowan Co. North Carolina.

      On July 20, 1783, he was deeded for 700 lbs, 400 acres on Little Hunting and Duggars Creek by Richard Allen, Sheriff of Wilkes Co. in the Yadkin Valley. The land was property lost by John Doyal for "Delinquent to pay substitute".

      On November 9, 1784, he received a grant for an additional 150 acres in the same area. The following is transcribed from Isaac Mize Family of Eastern Kentucky by Franklin Miller Jr.

      Last Will and Testament of Joshua Mize Deceased July Term 1790 In the Name of God Amen. I, Joshua Mize of Wilkes County in the State of North Carolina Farmer. Being thro the Abundant Mercy and goodness of god tho weak in Body; Yet of a Sound and Perfect understanding and Memory do Constitute this my Last Will and Testament and Desire it may be Recv'd by all as such -- First I most Humbly Bequeath my Soul to God my Maker Beseeching his most Gracious Acceptance of it through the all Sufficient Merits and Mediation of my (most?) Compassionate Redeemer Jesus Christ

      .--- First I will that all my Debts and Funeral Charges be paid and as to the worldly Estate wherewith it has Pleased God to bless me with I leave in Manner and form Following

      -- I give unto my sons Isaac Mize, Benjamin Mize, Jeremiah Mize, John Mize and to my Daughters Elizabeth Mize (Taylor), Eddy Mize (Chambers), Keziah Mize (Chambers), Nancy Mize (Brown), and Polly Mize (Roberts) five Shillings to each to be paid by my Beloved Wife out of my Estate Either in Money or in something to the Value thereof at her Discretion, also I give unto my Daughter Luddie Mize my Gray Mare and a Red Cow Named Cherry. Likewise I give unto her my Daughter Lyddia Mize a Feather Bed and Furniture and (h)as to the rest of my Estate I give and Leave unto my Beloved Wife Patty Mize During her Natural Life all my goods and Chattels Lands and Tenements both Real and Personal and after my said wife Patty Mize Deceased I Desire that it may be equally Divided among my Children Viz. Isaac Mize Benjamin Mize Jeremiah Mize John Mize Elizabeth Taylor Eddy Chambers Keziah Chambers Nancy Brown Polly Roberts and Lydia Mize and Lastly I do make and Constitute Patty Mize my said Wife Executrix of this my Last will and Testament Dated this Sixteenth day of March in the year of our Lord 1790.

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      Joshua Mize Seal

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      Signed Sealed and Pronounced

      in the Presence of us ---

      William Mitchel

      Ambrous Mullin (Mullix?)

      John Walter his mark

      This will was proved during the July Term, 1790 by the Oath of William Mitchel and Ambrear? Mullis? Subscribing Witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

      Test: C Gordon

      Ted? Richardson

      The names in this document of Ambrous Mullin (Ambear Mullis?); and C Gordon; are almost illegible.

      This will list the wife Patty (who signs as Martha Mize when disposing of some of the land in 1797) and 10 children. There is no reason to believe that the four boys were all older than the six girls. Lydia was evidently unmarried and received the Feather Bed and Furniture as a dowry. She possibly married Charles Johnson Jr. after 1790.