Emanuel DEES believed to be born in Monikie,Angus,Scotland Emanuel Dees of James City and Isle of Wight County Virginia born around 1675 died 1722, Isle of Wight Virginia. Emanuel Had 4 sons Emanuel, John James and William and the majority of Dees descend from him. Some of the descendents changed the spelling to Deese and also Deas. The majority of Dees/Deese live in North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Florida. Emanuel was transported to James City Virginia in 1696. On Oct. 29 1696 Thomas Nesham of James City was granted 2 acres of land for transporation of four persons including Emanuel. (Va patent Book 9, pg 51). He is mentioned in the will of William Broadrobb who in 1703 directs his wife to dispose of the land and plantation whereon Emanuel Dees lives in James City Co. Historical Southern Families by John Boddie Vol 16, 17, 18 deal with the descendents of of Emanuel. There are 159 pages in these volumes, un-indexed. I am willing to do lookups but please give as much information as possible. Page 58 of the Surry Co VA order book 1713-1718 mentions May 18 1715 suit of Henry Lightfoot vs Emanuel Dees and p 60 July 20 1715 shows the suit dismissed. Showing that Emanuel moved South of James River between 1703 and 1715. Isle of Wight Co Va Great Book p 132 shows Manll Dees order dated Nov 26th inventory handed in April 18 1723. An inventory and appraisement of Estate of Manll Dees deceased L S D To- one ould horse and 3 year ould coult 3 10 To-a parcell of ould tules 10 To- 25 1/2 of ould pewter at 8d 17 To- 7 pounds of pewter a -d 7 To- One a bason 4 To- a candlestick and tankard 4 To- one ould tin pan two bottles 1 To- an ould glass and box 11 To- an ould iron pot and pan 08 To- an iron kettle and pot rack and spitt 12 9 To- One brass kittle 1 2 To-ould Lumber -0 6 To- Two ould bead and to ould blankets & ould rugg 2 15 4 In obedience to an Order of Court bareing dat ye twenty sixth of November wee ye subscribers have Appraised the estate of Manll Dees Deceased as appears by inventory per me Benjamin Chapman Donalson James Turner Edward E Simmons April 18 1723
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