Mary [?]

b. between 1720 and 1735, d. circa 1799
     There is little known about Samuel's wife, Mary, other than her name is mentioned in his will, and after his death, she was named in some property and tax records in Southampton County. It is possible that she was daughter of Elias Love, who left part of his estate to his friend, Samuel Slade.1 She was likely born some time between 1720 and 1735 in Virginia. Mary [?] married Samuel Slade, son of Joshua Slade and Mary [?], as indicated in his will; Although a marriage record has never been found, it would have been about 1745-1755, based on the approximate birth years of their sons.1 Mary Slade appears on the tax roll in Nottoway Parish, Southampton County, Virginia, from 1795 through 1800, listing the 77.5 acres she inherited from her husband's estate. She did not appear on the tax roll in 1801, but her son Joshua increased his acreage that was taxed by 77.5 acres. This indicates that Mary likely died during the prior year and Joshua received the second part of the inherited land in accordance with his father's will.2

Children of Mary [?] and Samuel Slade


  1. [S209] Wills and Administrations of Southampton County, VA 1749-1800, abstracted by Blanche Adams Chapman 1947, 1947, Will of Samuel Slade in Will Book 4, part 1, page 389 & 390.
  2. [S208] Southampton County, Virginia Land Tax Book 1782-1784, 1792, 1794-1809,.
  3. [S871] Southampton County, Virginia Marriage Registry 1750-1853,, Marr Bk 1, Mary Slade & Thomas Grizzard, Apr 2, 1791, Samuel Slade, Jr, security & witness.