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The Booker Family Genealogy.

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Marot, of Williamsburg. Mrs. Ann Sullivan (formerly Mrs. Marot), in her will dated Amelia County, March 10, 1738, names her daughter Rachel Booker, and grandchildren Edward and Ann Booker. The will of Richard Booker was dated March 26, and proved in Amelia, Sept. 25, 1760. He left his son Edward al his tract of land purchased of Joseph Mays, known as the Ferry, where he now lived, and numerous slaves; to daughter Ann, numerous slaves and 500 lbs, to be paid when coming of age or marrying; to son Richard, all his land on the north side of Roanoke and Falling River, in Lunenburg and Bedford counties, and slaves, and personalty; to his son Parham, the land where Thompson Harris then lived, called the Seven Islands, running p river to Benns Quarter; to son John, the plantation called Benns Quarter, adjoin the land given son Parham, and also the remainder of the tract called Seven Islands. Francis Anderson to have the care of son John until he arrives at the age of twenty-one; to son William Marshall Booker, all of his tract in Prince Edward County, called Saylors Creek; also the tract of land testator lived on after wife's death; also personalty and slaves; to wife Rachel, numerous slaves, &c.; her negroes after her death to be divided between his sons Edward, Richard, Parham, Richard and John. 10.