Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameEmanuel Dees Sr. , 7G Grandfather
Birth1675, Monikie, Angus, Scotland439
Death1723, Isle of Wight Co VA1580 Age: 48
FatherAndrew Deas (ca1654-)
MotherMargaret Davidson (1647-)
1Ruth Potts , 7G Grandmother
Birth1679, England
ChildrenEmanuel (1705-1770)
 William (1709-1755)
 John Robert (1710-1789)
 Daniel (1715-1750)
 James (1720-1790)
Notes for Emanuel Dees Sr.
Emanuel Dees appeared on 29 October 1696 as a transportee in a grant to Thomas Nesham in James City Co VA.1581,1582 The persons imported by Nesham were Thomas Taylor, Emanl. Dees, Booty and Tony.

Following reproduced from Roger Deese:439

EMANUEL DEES was born 1675 in Monikie, Angus, Scotland to James City County, Va., and died 1723 in Isle of Wright., Va.. He married RUTH POTTS* 1700. She was born 1679 in England.


I have not been able to find out what ship Emanuel Dees came over from Scotland on. All I have is from Souhtern Historical Families by Bodie and a letter from Dr. B. C. Holtzclaw (1897-1986). He was a professor at the University of Richmond, VA and a Gr-Gr-grandson of Joice Dees-Outlaw (1780-1835).

He states:

1. On Oct. 29 1696, Thomas Nesham of James City Co, was granted 168 acres in the county for the transportation of four persons, among them Emanuel Dees. (VA Patent Book 9, p. 51).

2. In the will of William Broadribb in 1703, he directs that his wife is to dispose of the land and plantation whereon Emanuel Dees lives, in the James City County. (William and Mary College Quarterly, 1st Series, Vol. 14, p.36).

3. Surry Co VA Order Book, 1712-18, mentions the following: P 58, May 18, 1715, suit of Henry Lightfoot vs. Emanuel Dees; and p 60, July 20, 1715, Henry Lightfoot vs Emanuel Dees, dismissed. These two records show that Emanuel Dees had moved to the south of the James River between 1703 and 1715.

4. Isle of Wight Co VA Great Book, p132 (Wills): Inventory Manll (Emanuel) Dees-order dated Nov. 26 --inventory handed in April 18, 1723 by Benjamin Chapman Donalson, James turner and Edward Simmons; recorded Apr 22, 1723.

Will of William Broadribb, made 3 May 1703 and proved 7 June 1703:

Item. I do appoint, Impower & desire my three Loveing friends, Mr.Wm Drumond, Captn George Marable & Mr. Benj. Eggleston, or either two of them, with my Loveing wife, trustees to sell & dispose of my Land & plantacon whereon Emanuell Dees now liveth, & the produce of it I bequeath Equally between my Son Thomas Broadribb & my two daughters to-wit Susan & Lydia, leting the sd Dees Continue his time on it as by Indenture of Lease may appear. (14 WMQ1 36.)

*NOTE by Clayton Heathcock 29 Nov 2011: Roger Deese does not give a source for the name of the wife of Emanuel Dees. I have always found it curious that Emanuel was married to a Ruth Potts and that his great grandson Samuel Dees later took for his 2nd wife a woman by the exact same name, Ruth Potts.
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