Capt. William H. Spiller

Male 1793 - Bef 1837  (~ 44 years)

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  • Name William H. Spiller 
    Title Capt. 
    Born ca 1793  King William Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 31 Mar 1837  King William Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Genealogical Abstracts Revolutionary War Veterans: Scrip ACT 1852 by Margie G. Brown, p. 79

      "Application: 321 William Spiller, Captain Virginia State Line
      King William Co., Virginia Court 22 Nov 1832
      William Spiller d. before 1832
      1. William H. Spiller
      2. Colin C. Spiller
      3. George A. Spiller, d. 17 June 1832, will in King William Co., Virginia devising his effects to his nephew William A. Spiller
      Depositions Peter Foster (RWS), Claiborn Morris b. ca 1759 (RWS), John Woollard b. ca 1760 (RWS), Benjamin Figg, William Burns b. ca 1768"
      Reports of Select Cases Decided in the Court of Appeals of Kentucky During the Year 1833, Vol. I, Dana, James G., 1834.
      pp. 170-171 Chancery: Haskins and others against Spiller
      Spring Term 1833, from The Circuit Court For Green County.
      April 22. Judge Nicholas delivered the Opinion of the Court.

      In March, 1797, William Spiller, a citizen of Virginia made his will whereby he devised to each of his four then children, a tract of land, by name; gives to his wife, in the event of her marrying again, a tract of three hundred acres in Kentucky, some furniture, and one fifth part of his stock; and lends her, during life, certain slaves; but in case she did not marry, it was his desire that his estate should be kept together, for the support of her and all his children, until they successively attained twenty one years, or married, "when I wish all my slaves (except the one given to my daughter Mary) may be equally divided among them and my wife, allotting her an equal proportion with each of them." And so on, as they successively attained twenty one, or married; "and the part allotted my wife is to be equally divided, at her death, among all my children. All my property not specifically devised, as also what I have lent to my wife, I design, may be equally divided among all my children, at her death."

      "In 1799, George A. Spiller, a son of the testator, was born, and in 1800, the testator died. Among the tracts so devised, was one in Kentucky, to B. C. Spiller, who having sold and conveyed to sundry persons, this suit in chancery was brought, by George A. Spiller, against them, asserting claim to a portion thereof, as a pretermitted child of the testator . . ." The upshot of this case was that George was indeed entitled to his share in his father?s estate and one-fifth of what his brother B. C. Spiller had inherited and sold.

      Virginia Soldiers of 1776 which reads: "4 Apl. 1831. The heirs all?d Land Bounty for 1 years service in addition to what had been heretofore allowed, for William Spiller?s service as a Captain in the Virginia State Line. John Floyd, King William County, 22 Nov 1833 certified that William H., Collins C. and George H. Spiller are the only surviving and legal heirs of William Spiller, deceased."

      The Religious Herald dated 31 March 1837, carried his obituary. "Died at his residence, in the county of King William, on Monday evening, the 30th inst, after a painful and protracted illness, Capt. Wm. H. Spiller, in forty fourth year of his age."

    Person ID I36189  Master File
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2016 

    Father William Spiller, II,   b. ca 1740, King William Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 6 Jun 1800, King William Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Catherine Wright Turner 
    Family ID F14927  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart