NOTE: In the 1795/96 Procession Returns Zerobabel Core was listed in two Districts; District 5 Accomack Parish and District 10 Accomack Parish. These two districts border on each other from east to west. In District 5 he was placed in Household 20. In District 10 he was placed in Household 36. In his will he mentions "lands & plantation where I lately lived situate on the head waters of Assawoman" (Whitelaw: 461). He probably lived in Accomack District 5.
Zerobabel Core, the son of Edmund Core and Sarah Garris, was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1766. Zerobabel died before 30 September 1799 (Nottingham Wills:461).
He married Sinah Justice circa 1786 in Accomack Co., VA. Sinah was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1768. Sinah was the daughter of Ralph Justice and Sinah Simpson. (See household 88 in District 9).
Sinah Justice Core and her husband Zerobabel were the plaintiffs in a court case on 12 March 1795 in Accomack Co., VA (Nottingham Causes:38-39). The case reads:
Thomas Simpson Bayly & Anne, his wife, Isaiah Hickman & Sally, his wife & Zorobabel Core & Sinah, his wife
vs - Writ of Partition.
Betsey Justice, Inf't. Bridget Justice appointed her guardian to (defend this suit)
That a certain Ralph Justice, Gent., was in his lifetime lately seized of a tract of land containing 250 acres situate near Guilford, that he made his last will and testament & devised the said land to the said Anne, Sarah & Sinah & Betsy, being the daughters of the said Ralph Justice, and afterwards on the __ day of __ 1794 died, and the said Thomas Simpson Bayly and Anne, his wife, in right of said wife, Isaiah Hickman & Sarah his wife, in right of said wife, Zorobabel Core & Sinah his wife, in right of said wife, and the said Betsey Justice, are entitled to the said tenement and tract of land &c. 12 Mar. 1795
In Edmund Core of Edmund's will on 23 August 1779 in Accomack Co., VA,
On 5 August 1796 the Estate of Ralph Justice was appraised. Six of his seven children or their spouses were mentioned one of which was Sinah Core (Nottingham Wills: 56, 57, 58). (See the appraisal of the estate of Ralph Justice.)
Zerobabel was named as an heir. It was probated 26 October 1779 (Nottingham Wills: 461). An abstract of his will reads:
Core, Edmund - 23 Aug. 1779 - 26 Oct. 1779 - To son Levin Core plantation where I live. To wife (no name) use of negro Leah during her life. To daughter Ader Core. To son Babel Core. Wife & 2 children Ader & Babel residual legatees. Wife & Alexander Stockly Exrs. Witt: Henry White, Joseph Stockly, Edmund Powell. In order of probate: Sarah Core, the Exec. named in the foregoing will qualified.
On 28 August 1783 an Orphan's Account was recorded in court for Zerobabel Core by his guardian Major Davis. It was debited for living expences and schooling. (Walczyk Fiduciary: 26).
In Levi Core's will on 21 June 1784 in Accomack Co., VA, Zerobabel was named as an heir. It was probated 31 August 1784 (Nottingham Wills: 348). An abstract of his will reads:
Core, Levi - 21 June 1784 - 31 Aug. 1784 - To brother Zorobabel Core all my lands &c. To sister Adah Laws. To cousin Leven Core. Alexander Stockly Exr. Witt: William Cowley, Joseph Stockley.
On 26 September 1786 his orphan's account was again recorded in court by John Laws. Besides living expences, wearing apparel and schooling, his account was also debited for a Small Pox inoculation. It was credited by monies received for Brandy, bushels of corn and oats and the rent of his plantation (Walczyk Fiduciary: 66).
On 10 December 1791 in in Accomack Co., VA the lands of Zerobabel Core were surveyed. Zerobabel Core's lands were bounded by Jabez Pitt (Survey Book 1:185). The Survey reads:
December 10th 1791 Surveyed at the request of Mr. Jabez Pitt Eight Acres of Land from the land of Babel Core which lands do lie in the Parish and County of accomack on the Head of Assawoman Creek and bounder as follows, To wit; On the N.W. by the land of Thos Teackle and afsd Core on the N.E. by the afsd creek and on the west by the land s of the aforsd Pitt
On 8 December 1795 in Accomack Co., VA, the boundaries of the lands of Zerobabel Core were processioned (Walczyk Processioners: 23). The text in part reads:
Decr 8th - 1795 - Processioned the Lands of ... George Hinman, William Justice, Isaiah Hickman, Thomas Bayly, Babel Core, Elizabeth Justice, William Bishop, Muns Bishop, James Moore, Ismael Perry, Richard Justice, Samuel Sanders, Stephen Bloxom & Richard Bloxom. ...
On 16 May 1799 in Accomack Co., VA the lands owned by Zerobabel Core in District 5 on Assawoman Creek were mention in court (Walczyk District Court: 21). The case reads:
Thursday the 16th day of May 1799 Present James Henry Exqr Judge
Wharton and Williams - Plt
against - On a Writ of Scire facias
This day came the Plaintiff by their attorneys and thereupon came also a Jury to wit, John Young, Thomas Munger, Jesse Duncan, Michail Bonwell, Samuel Waples, Thomas Ayres, Thomas Jacob, Tully Lilliston, Wm S. Custis, Jonathan Fitchett, Bowdoin Snead and Rodger Miles who being elected tryed and sworn well and truly to try the matter in issue joined between the said parties upon their Oaths do say that the following lands conveyed by the Defendant & Catharine his wife to Trustees for the benefit of said Catharine to wit, one tract containing one hundred and twenty six Acres be the same more or less and bounded on the East by Assawoman Creek, on the North by the lands of Joseph Matthews, on the West by the lands of the heirs of William Davis decd and on the South by the lands of William H. Beavans and one other Tract containing three hundred and fifty Acres more or less and bounded on the East by the head of Assawoman Creek, on the North by the lands of John Wharton and the heirs of Thomas Stockly Matthews decd, on the West by the lands of the heirs of William Armitrader decd and on the South by the lands of Zorobabel Core and the lands on Wallops Island are subject to execution for the amount of the Judgment in the Scire facias mentioned. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff may have execution against the lands aforesaid for the sum of Thirty pounds thirteen Shillings and eight pence, half penny with legal Interest thereon from the 2nd day of June 1794 till paid also eight Dollars and Seventeen Cents the amount of the Judgment in the Writ of Scire facias mentioned and their Costs in this behalf expended.
Zerobabel made a will on 28 July 1799 in Accomack Co., VA. It was probated 30 September 1799 (Nottingham Wills: 461). An abstract of his will reads:
Core, Zorobabel - 28 July 1799 - 30 Sept. 1799 - To son Edmond Core lands & plantation where I lately lived situate on the head waters of Assawoman, he to release to my daughter Sally all interest in the land hereafter devised to my said daughter, but should he refuse my said daughter to be entitled to 1/4 part of the lands which I give to my son Edmond. To daughter Sally all the lands & improvements which belonged to my wife & which was devised to her by her father. Daughter Sally residual legatee. Brother in law John Laws Exr. Witt: John Teackle, Sr., Levin Core.
On 25 July 1802 in Accomack Co., VA. the inventory of Zerobabel Core was recorded in court (Miles Wills: 141). An abstract of the text reads:
John Laws Extr. Negroes George, age 21, James, 14, Isaac, age 12, & Leah age 50. Appraisers: John Teakle Jr., John Gillespie, & George Hope. Negro Ader. Thomas Bayly, guardian to Sarah Core, for his receipt for 4 Negroes which were legacies to his ward. Boarding of Edmund Core, orphan of Zorobabel, for 6 months & 10 days at 20p per month, Auditors John Teackle Jr., John Gillespie, & George Hope.
Zerobabel Core and Sinah Justice had the following children:
1. Sarah Core was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1790. Sarah died after September 1803. In Zerobabel Core's will on 28 July 1799 in Accomack Co., VA, Sarah was named as an heir. It was probated 30 September 1799 (Nottingham Wills: 461).
Sarah Core was mentioned in court on 25 July 1802 in Accomack Co., VA (Miles Wills 141)
On 26 September 1803 her orphan's account was recorded by her guardian Thomas Simpson Bayly (Walczyk Orphans: 25). Her account was debited with living expences and schooling. It was credited with the hiring of her slaves and the rental of her lands.
2. Edmund Core was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1792. Edmund died before 27 October 1823. In Zerobabel Core's will on 28 July 1799 in Accomack Co., VA, Edmund was named as an heir. It was probated 30 September 1799 (Nottingham Wills:461).
Edmund Core was mentioned in court on 25 July 1802 in Accomack Co., VA (Miles Wills: 141). An abstract of the text reads:
On 26 September 1804 his orphan's account was recorded by her guardian John Laws Accomack (Walczyk Orphans: 92). Besides living expences, his account was debited with "Cash paid William H. Beavins for Schooling," It was debited with the rent if his plantation and a house and a lot.
On 27 October 1823 the estate of Edmund Core of Zerobabel was administered to John Laws Accomack (Miles Wills:141). Letters of Administration were granted to John Laws Sr.
_____ . Accomack County Survey Book 1:185.
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