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Agnes Waller

Female - 1821/22


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  • Name Agnes Waller 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1821/22  Spotsylvania, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I1930  Dabneys of Virginia
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2016 

    Father Col. John Waller,   b. Abt 1701, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1776, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Mother Agnes Carr,   b. 1712, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1777, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 1730  [2
    Family ID F365  Group Sheet

    Family Henry Goodloe Johnston, Sr.,   d. 1802/03, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F1413  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Agnes Waller was born to Col. John and Agnes (Carr) Waller , in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
      She married ca 1757/58 Henry Goodloe Johnston Sr., a son of William Buford Johnston and his wife Mary of Spotsylvania County. They had ten children: Mary Johnston (1759-1788); John Waller Johnston (1762-1800), living in Nelson County, Kentucky, in 1794, died in Nelson County in 1800/1801, bequeathed 1799 acres of Millitary Land to his siblings; William Goodloe Johnston (1764-unknown) mentally disabled; Agnes Carr Johnston (1767-1840; Ann Key (Johnston) Childress (1769-1848); Dorothea Pomfrett Johnston (1771-1815); Thomas Buford Johnston (1774-1853, moved to Adair Co., KY in 1812; Sarah Dabney Johnston (1776-unknown); Stephen Henry Johnston (1779-1781); Henry Goodloe Johnston Jr. (1781-1871.
      Henry was listed in the Spotsylvania personal property tax lists from 1782 (earliest available) through 1802 with about 5-12 slaves and 4-6 horses. In the land tax lists, he was charged with 380 acres from 1786 to 1792, which then decreased to 193 acres when he gave his eldest son, John Waller Johnston, 121 acres in 1793, then increased to 400 acres in 1801, part of which may have been rented. His son John’s will made in 1797 stated that Henry was mentally deranged when he gave John 121 acres in 1793. In 1803, his entries in both tax lists changed to Henry Johnston’s estate, indicating his death. He did not leave a will, and his estate was settled by an administrator. Agnes was named as the taxpayer for their personal property through 1821, when she probably died. She was listed in the 1810 census for Spotsylvania County with one adult male, two adult females, and one child. Henry’s land was taxed through 1805.
      In 1794, Henry published a notice in the Virginia Herald and Fredericksburg Advertiser (vol. 7, June 26 1794, issue 369) warning the public not to trade with his wife because he would not pay any of her contracts. He added that she had taken up with another man with whom she was hiring an attorney to prove him a fool, put him in a mad house, and take away his hard-earned estate. No further evidence has been found concerning the outcome of this rift. [3, 4, 5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1827]

    2. [S208]

    3. [S1836]

    4. [S1815]

    5. [S1642]