Ancestral Report for Gaddy, Nancy Bralley

Generation 1

1. Gaddy, Nancy Bralley. Nancy Bralley was born on 1924-02-04. Nancy Bralley is the daughter of Gaddy, Reid Jacob and Bralley, India Mae. She married Clements, Richard Lawrence Sr..

Clements, Richard Lawrence Sr. was born on 1912-02-09. He died on 1990-02-19 at the age of 78 years. Richard Lawrence was the son of Clements, David Loving and Martin, Ida.

More about Gaddy, Nancy Bralley:

Also Known As: "Nanny" Clements

Children of Gaddy, Nancy Bralley and Clements, Richard Lawrence Sr.

i. Clements, Living. Born on 1943-07-02.

ii. Clements, Living. Born on 1944-06-29.

iii. Clements, Living. Born on 1945-06-15.

iv. Clements, Barbara Jean. She was born on 1946-09-24 in Gladys, VA. She died on 2004-12-08 in Lynchburg, VA.

v. Clements, Living. Born on 1950-11-06.

vi. Clements, Gail Marie. She was born on 1952-10-04. She died on 1953-02-09.

vii. Clements, Richard Lawrence Jr.. He was born on 1958-09-30. He died on 1979-12-01.

Generation 2

2. Gaddy, Reid Jacob. Reid Jacob was born on 1880-10-21 in Bedford Co., VA. Reid Jacob is the son of Gaddy, William Jr. and Murphy, Nancy Childs. He married Bralley, India Mae on 1917-11-222.

Notes for Gaddy, Reid Jacob

Reid Jacob Gaddy's first wife, Elizabeth Emily Bates, died giving birth to their first child, who also died at birth, 7 September 1914.

More about Gaddy, Reid Jacob:

Marriage: Virginia. Married Elizabeth Emily Bates, who died during birth 1914-09-07 (1st marriage).

Death: 1942-10-152.

3. Bralley, India Mae. India Mae was born on 1899-08-27 in Virginia. India Mae is the daughter of Bralley, Newton Allen and Dean, Martha Belle. She married Gaddy, Reid Jacob on 1917-11-222.

More about Bralley, India Mae:

Birth Name: Ethtel Mae Bralley3

Death: 1976-07-11.

Children of Bralley, India Mae and Gaddy, Reid Jacob

i. Gaddy, David Rudolph. He was born on 1918-10-14.

ii. Gaddy, Lloyd Jacob. He was born on 1920-05-15 in Campbell County, VA. He died in 1967-03-00 in Salem, Marion, OR.

iii. Gaddy, Robert James. He was born on 1922-04-15 in Campbell County, VA. He died in 1970-03-00.

iv. Gaddy, Nancy Bralley [1]. She was born on 1924-02-04.

v. Gaddy, Richard Reid. He was born on 1926-07-09.

vi. Gaddy, Grace Virginia. She was born on 1928-05-27.

vii. Gaddy, Charles William. He was born on 1930-02-23.

viii. Gaddy, Jacklyn Hunt. She was born on 1930-02-23.

ix. Gaddy, Peggy Jane. She was born on 1934-02-08.

x. Gaddy, Patty Lee. She was born on 1937-07-29.

More about Bralley, India Mae and Gaddy, Reid Jacob:

Marriage: 1917-11-222. Marriage of Gaddy, Reid Jacob & Bralley, India Mae.

Generation 3

4. Gaddy, William Jr. William was born in 1848-07-00 in Bedford Co., VA. William is the son of Gaddy, William Sr. and Millner, Margaret. He married Murphy, Nancy Childs on 1875-12-222.

5. Murphy, Nancy Childs. Nancy Childs was born on 1850-10-16 in Bedford Co., VA. Nancy Childs is the daughter of Murphy, Elijah Turner and Bates, Emilia. She married Gaddy, William Jr. on 1875-12-222.

More about Murphy, Nancy Childs:

Death: 1920-02-13, Leesville, VA.

Children of Murphy, Nancy Childs and Gaddy, William Jr.

i. Gaddy, Myrtle G.. She was born on 1877-09-29 in Bedford Co., VA. She died on 1886-12-09 in Bedford Co., VA.

ii. Gaddy, Joseph Banks. He was born on 1879-06-01 in Bedford Co., VA. He died in 1946-00-00.

iii. Gaddy, Reid Jacob [2]. He was born on 1880-10-21 in Bedford Co., VA.

iv. Gaddy, Louisa. She was born on 1884-04-17 in Bedford Co., VA. She died in 1982-01-00.

v. Gaddy, Margaret. She was born on 1887-05-16 in Bedford Co., VA. She died on 1890-05-12 in Bedford Co., VA.

More about Murphy, Nancy Childs and Gaddy, William Jr.:

Marriage: 1875-12-222.

6. Bralley, Newton Allen. Newton Allen was born on 1875-06-10 in Wythe Co., VA. He died on 1938-04-15 at the age of 62 years. Newton Allen was the son of Bralley, Edwin Jefferson and Smith, Selia Jane. He married Dean, Martha Belle on 1896-11-18 in Wythe County, Virginia2.

More about Bralley, Newton Allen:

Birth Name: Newton Allen Crockett Burnes Bralley3

7. Dean, Martha Belle. Martha Belle was born on 1873-02-19 in Wythe County, Virginia. She died on 1920-10-24 at the age of 47 years. Martha Belle was the daughter of Dean, Madison Hugh and Aker, Susan Jane. She married Bralley, Newton Allen on 1896-11-18 in Wythe County, Virginia2.

Children of Dean, Martha Belle and Bralley, Newton Allen

i. Bralley, Arthur.

ii. Bralley, India Mae [3]. She was born on 1899-08-27 in Virginia.

iii. Bralley, Margaret.

iv. Bralley, Dorcas (Dot).

v. Bralley, Peter (Pete).

vi. Bralley, Dora.

vii. Bralley, William (Bill).

viii. Bralley, Allen Brown (Brownie).

More about Dean, Martha Belle and Bralley, Newton Allen:

Marriage: 1896-11-18, Wythe County, Virginia2. Marriage of Bralley, Newton Allen & Dean, Martha Delle.

Generation 4

8. Gaddy, William Sr. William was born about 1805-00-00. He died on 1869-11-12 in Bedford Co., VA at the age of 64 years. William was the son of Gaddy, Bartholomew and Crews, Martha. He married Millner, Margaret on 1830-11-082,6.

Notes for Gaddy, William Sr.

William and family are in the 1850 Census for the Northern District, Bedford Co. VA page 142B. His sister in law Catherine Millner and her daughter Sallie Ann are also living with them.

His oldest son, John, is the head of the household in the 1870 Census for Forest, Bedford Co., VA page 133. John and brother William Jr. are running the farm with help from a James Gaddy that may or may not be their brother (this James is listed as age 24; brother James was listed as 16 in the 1860 census, and 5 in the 1850 census). New wife Anna Bell is keeping house, and mother Margaret is living with them. Another James Gaddy of about the same age (25) is listed at a different residence in Forest (page 149), living with a 16 year old Elizabeth Gaddy.

9. Millner, Margaret. Margaret was born about 1807-00-00. Margaret is the daughter of Millner, William and Dishman, Sally. She married Gaddy, William Sr. on 1830-11-082,6.

More about Millner, Margaret:

Also Known As: Margarette Gaddy4

Children of Millner, Margaret and Gaddy, William Sr.

i. Gaddy, Bartholomew. He was born about 1834-00-00.

ii. Gaddy, Louisa. She was born about 1836-00-00.

iii. Gaddy, John. He was born about 1840-00-00.

iv. Gaddy, Martha. She was born about 1842-00-00.

v. Gaddy, James. He was born about 1845-00-00.

vi. Gaddy, William Jr. [4]. He was born in 1848-07-00 in Bedford Co., VA.

More about Millner, Margaret and Gaddy, William Sr.:

Marriage: 1830-11-082,6. Marriage of Gaddy, William Sr. & Millner, Margaret.

10. Murphy, Elijah Turner. Elijah Turner was born in 1806-06-00 in Bedford Co., VA. He died on 1889-12-27 in Bedford Co., VA at the age of 83 years. Elijah Turner was the son of Murphy, John Jr. and Turner, Thedotia. He married Bates, Emilia on 1841-12-202.

Notes for Murphy, Elijah Turner

+17 ELIJAH TURNER3 MURPHY (JOHN JR.2, JOHN SR.1), was a son of John Murphy Jr. and his wife Theodotia Turner. Elijah Turner Murphy was b about June 1806 (1850 Census and Bedford Co. Death Register page 148) and died 27 Dec 1889. He married Emilia Bates, daughter of William Bates, Sr. and his wife Elizabeth Gibbs (b 30 Jul 1822 in Bedford Co. VA, d unknown) on 20 Dec 1841 in Bedford Co. VA. Sureties on the marriage bond were Elijah Murphy and William Bates, Jr. There is a letter of permission from the bride's father. The will of Elijah T. Murphy, dated 4 April 1889, proved 24 March 1890, is recorded in Bedford County Will Book 26 page 599. At the time he wrote his will, his wife was still living. Elizabeth Gibbs is said to have spoken of a Grandmother Meade.

11. Bates, Emilia. Emilia was born on 1822-06-30 in Virginia. Emilia is the daughter of Bates, William , Sr. and Gibbs, Elizabeth. She married Murphy, Elijah Turner on 1841-12-202.

More about Bates, Emilia:

Married Name: Emilia Bates Murphy

Children of Bates, Emilia and Murphy, Elijah Turner

i. Murphy, Martha Jeremiah. She was born on 1843-02-17 in Bedford Co., VA. She died on 1939-01-15 in Bedford Co., VA.

ii. Murphy, William Lemuel. He was born on 1845-12-16 in Bedford Co., VA. He died on 1909-05-29 in Bedford Co., VA.

iii. Murphy, Mary Elizabeth. She was born on 1848-02-23 in Bedford Co., VA.

iv. Murphy, Nancy Childs [5]. She was born on 1850-10-16 in Bedford Co., VA.

v. Murphy, Dinitia Ann. She was born on 1853-04-22 in Bedford Co., VA. She died on 1934-08-15 in Bedford Co., VA.

vi. Murphy, Jeremiah E.. He was born on 1856-04-06 in Bedford Co., VA.

vii. Murphy, Joseph Sullivan. He was born on 1859-02-14 in Bedford Co., VA. He died on 1932-12-17 in Bedford Co., VA.

viii. Murphy, Emily F.. She was born about 1861-00-00 in Bedford Co., VA. She died in 1883-04-00 in Bedford Co., VA.

ix. Murphy, Samuel Esmond. He was born on 1866-04-27 in Bedford Co., VA. He died in 1934-00-00.

More about Bates, Emilia and Murphy, Elijah Turner:

Marriage: 1841-12-202. Marriage of Murphy, Elijah Turner & Bates, Emilia.

12. Bralley, Edwin Jefferson. Edwin Jefferson was born on 1829-07-04 in Wythe Co., VA. He died on 1878-04-26 in Lead Mines, Wythe, VA at the age of 48 years. He was buried in Olive Branch Methodist Church Cemetery, Wythe Co., VA. Edwin Jefferson was the son of Bralley, John Stephen and Carter, Jane Ann. He married Smith, Selia Jane about 1855-00-008.

Notes for Bralley, Edwin Jefferson

Edwin Jefferson Bralley served in Company D. reg. 45th, Virginia volunteers as a 1st sgt. Entered service on May 29, 1861 Wytheville Virginia. Discharged in 1863. Reference page 407 in Hardesty’s Encyclopedia, Virginia State Library at Richmond Virginia. Served under command of Capt. Robert H. Cleaves, Lloyd’s Brigade. His widow, Mrs. Celia S. Bralley, received a pension from the state of Virginia for his Confederate services.

Form no. I

Proof of Confederate record

Letter by the Adjutant General – U. S. Army, Washington, D. C., June 22, 1937, or muster roll of company D, 45th Virginia Volunteers Confederate State Army by Librarian, Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia, and War Dept., Washington, D. C., also Roster of Confederate Veterans, in office of Mr. John Whitman, Wytheville, Virginia.

Page 407 in Hardesty’s Encyclopedia on file in the Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia.

Letter from copy the Adjutant General War Dept., Washington, D. C. June 22, 1937.

“The records show that E. J. Bralley 1st Sergeant, company D. 45th regiment Virginia Infantry, Confederate States army, enlisted May 29, 1861 at Wytheville, Virginia.

Company muster roll for May 29 to December 31, 1861 shows him present, but his name is not borne on a special roll dated April 1, 1864, only other roll on file. No other record of him has been found.”

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More about Bralley, Edwin Jefferson:

Burial: Olive Branch Methodist Church Cemetery, Wythe Co., VA.

Military Service: Sgt, Co D,45 Va Inf, C.S.A..

13. Smith, Selia Jane. Selia Jane was born on 1840-03-17 in Grayson County, Virginia. She died on 1926-04-04 in Lead Mines, Wythe, VA at the age of 86 years. Selia Jane was the daughter of Smith, David and Walk, Hannah. She married Bralley, Edwin Jefferson about 1855-00-008.

More about Smith, Selia Jane:

Also Known As: Celia Smith

Children of Smith, Selia Jane and Bralley, Edwin Jefferson

i. Bralley, Alice. She was born in 1861-00-00 in Lead Mines, Wythe, VA.

ii. Bralley, Myra. She was born about 1864-00-00.

iii. Bralley, Etta. She was born about 1868-00-00.

iv. Bralley, Cora. She was born on 1870-08-25 in Wythe Co., VA.

v. Bralley, Newton Allen [6]. He was born on 1875-06-10 in Wythe Co., VA. He died on 1938-04-15.

More about Smith, Selia Jane and Bralley, Edwin Jefferson:

Marriage: about 1855-00-008. Marriage of Bralley, Edwin Jefferson & Smith, Celia.

14. Dean, Madison Hugh. Madison Hugh was born on 1839-04-21 in Speedwell Township, Wythe County, Virginia. He died on 1885-12-06 in Wythe County, Virginia at the age of 46 years. He was buried in 1885-12-00 in Dean Cemetary, Wythe County, Virginia. Madison Hugh was the son of Dean, Abner Henry and Johnson, Susannah. He married Aker, Susan Jane on 1859-03-10 in Wythe County, Virginia9.

More about Dean, Madison Hugh:

Also Known As: Madison Harrison Dean9

Burial: 1885-12-00, Dean Cemetary, Wythe County, Virginia9.

15. Aker, Susan Jane. Susan Jane was born on 1841-02-18 in Wythe County, Virginia. She died on 1913-04-12 in Wythe County, Virginia at the age of 72 years. She was buried in 1913-04-00 in Dean Cemetary, Wythe County, Virginia. Susan Jane was the daughter of Aker, George and Jackson, Elizabeth. She married Dean, Madison Hugh on 1859-03-10 in Wythe County, Virginia9.

More about Aker, Susan Jane:

Burial: 1913-04-00, Dean Cemetary, Wythe County, Virginia.

Children of Aker, Susan Jane and Dean, Madison Hugh

i. Dean, Alexander A.. He was born in 1860-00-00 in Speedwell Township, Wythe County, Virginia. He died in Piney River, Wythe County, Virginia.

ii. Dean, Stephen F.. He was born on 1862-06-20 in Speedwell Township, Wythe County, Virginia. He died on 1935-05-16 in Wythe County, Virginia.

iii. Dean, Margaret T.. She was born in 1866-00-00 in Speedwell Township, Wythe County, Virginia.

iv. Dean, Mary (Molly). She was born on 1867-03-20 in Speedwell Township, Wythe County, Virginia. She died in Wythe County, Virginia.

v. Dean, Joseph H.. He was born in 1870-00-00 in Speedwell Township, Wythe County, Virginia. He died on 1937-05-29 in Roanoke County, Virginia.

vi. Dean, Martha Belle [7]. She was born on 1873-02-19 in Wythe County, Virginia. She died on 1920-10-24.

vii. Dean, Susanna C.. She was born in 1874-00-00 in Wythe County, Virginia.

viii. Dean, Sarah L.. She was born in 1876-00-00 in Wythe County, Virginia.

ix. Dean, Charles Wesley. He was born in 1878-00-00 in Piney River, Amherst County, Virginia. He died on 1963-03-18 in Orlando, Florida.

x. Dean, Dora. She was born after 1880-00-00 in Wythe County, Virginia.

More about Aker, Susan Jane and Dean, Madison Hugh:

Marriage: 1859-03-10, Wythe County, Virginia9. Marriage of Dean, Madison Harrison and Aker, Susan Jane.

Generation 5

16. Gaddy, Bartholomew. Bartholomew was born in 1760-00-00 in Bedford Co., VA. He died on 1822-09-20 in Bedford Co., VA at the age of 62 years. Bartholomew was the son of Gaddey, George Sr. and Stovall, Anna. He married Crews, Martha on 1791-10-23 in Bedford Co., VA6,10.

Notes for Gaddy, Bartholomew

Bedford County Virginia Personal Property Tax 1782 shows Bartholomew Gaddy:

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On 28 March 1763 Bartholomew Stovall gave 50 acres, part of his home plantation, to his daughter Anne Gaddy and son-in-law George Gaddy for their lives, with the remainder to their son Bartholomew Gaddy. From the files of Dale Cook: From an unnamed book, Page 13.

Bartholomew Gaddy and Elizabeth Thorpe applied for a marriage license 29 June 1784, in Bedford County, VA. George Gaddy was surety. Marriage Bonds of Bedord County, Virginia 1755-1800, Page 26.

Bartholomew Gaddy and Martha Crews applied for a Marriage Bond 18 Oct 1791 in Bedford County VA. John Taylor acted as Surety. The marriage ceremony was performed by Jeremiah Hatcher 23 October 1791.

There is record of Bartholomew Gaddy living in Bedford County, Virginia. He would have been between 22 and 27 years of age and this was prior to his marriage to either Elizabeth Thorpe or Martha Crews. Bartholomew paid a poll tax for one person, did not own a slave. Taxpayers 1782-1787 Other Than Those Published By The United States Census Bureau. Auguste B. Fothergill and John Mark Naugle, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland 1986.

Bartholomew was mentioned in his mother's will. Charles Bright had been named as Executor of her estate. When Charles declined to accept the responsibility Bartholomew offered to become the Executor and this was accepted by the Court.

Bartholomew Gaddy's will was either probated or recorded 28 October 1822. Page 92 Marriage Bonds of Bedford County, Virginia 1755-1800. Compiled by Earle S Dennis and Jane E Smith. Reprinted with Bedford County, Virginia Index of Wills, From 1754 to 1830. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.

More about Gaddy, Bartholomew:

Occupation: Farmer.

Military Service: 1861-05-28, Forest, VA11. Civil War; Enlisted in Company G, 2nd Cavalry Regiment Virginia on 28 May 1861; Enlisted in Company G, 2nd Cavalry Regiment Virginia on 25 Apr 1862; Discharged from Company G, 2nd Cavalry Regiment Virginia.

Marriage: 1784-07-01, Bedford Co., VA6,10. Marriage of Gaddy, Bartholomew & Thorp, Elizabeth; George Gaddy, Surety Jun. 29, 1784; Married by C. Clay, July 1, 1784.

Census: 1820-00-00, Bedford Co., VA12. A "Bat" Gaddy is listed.

17. Crews, Martha. Martha was born about 1768-00-00. She died after 1860-00-00 at the age of 92 years. She married Gaddy, Bartholomew on 1791-10-23 in Bedford Co., VA6,10.

Children of Crews, Martha and Gaddy, Bartholomew

i. Gaddy, Susana. She was born about 1792-00-00. She died after 1880-00-00.

ii. Gaddy, Patsy. She was born about 1795-00-00. She died after 1880-00-00.

iii. Gaddy, Ann. She was born about 1796-00-00.

iv. Gaddy, Martha. She was born about 1797-00-00. She died after 1860-00-00.

v. Gaddy, Ruth. She was born about 1804-00-00.

vi. Gaddy, William Sr. [8]. He was born about 1805-00-00. He died on 1869-11-12 in Bedford Co., VA.

vii. Gaddy, Kitturah. She was born about 1806-00-00.

More about Crews, Martha and Gaddy, Bartholomew:

Marriage: 1791-10-23, Bedford Co., VA6,10. Marriage of Gaddy, Bartholomew & Crews, Martha; John Taylor, Surety Oct. 18, 1791; Married by Jeremiah Hatcher, Oct. 23, 1791..

18. Millner, William. He married Dishman, Sally on 1803-01-102.

19. Dishman, Sally. Sally is the daughter of Dishman, Jeremia and Miller, Nancy. She married Millner, William on 1803-01-102.

Children of Dishman, Sally and Millner, William

i. Millner, Margaret [9]. She was born about 1807-00-00.

More about Dishman, Sally and Millner, William:

Marriage: 1803-01-102. Marriage of Millner, William & Dishman, Sally.

20. Murphy, John Jr. John Jr. was born on 1772-05-07 in Bedford Co., VA. He died about 1844-00-00 in Bedford Co., VA at the age of 72 years. John Jr. was the son of Murphy, John and Bates, Katherine (Katy or Katie). He married Turner, Thedotia on 1799-12-30 in Bedford Co., VA7,1. He also married Milam, Ruth.

Notes for Murphy, John Jr.

+3 JOHN2 MURPHY JR. (JOHN SR.1) b 7 May 1772 Bedford Co. VA, d prob between1844/1845 Bedford Co. VA (listed in 1844 tax list but is gone in 1845); married (1*) RuthMilam (b ca 1777 Bedford Co. VA, d ca 1799 Bedford Co. VA) on 18 Feb 1797 in BedfordCo. VA and, (2) Theodotia Turner (b ca 1781 Bedford Co. VA, d prob. Bedford Co. VA,daughter of Elijah Turner) by bond dated 30 Dec 1799 in Bedford Co. VA

Perhaps it was this John Murphy who qualified as Ensign in the 10th Regiment of Virginia on 27 April 1795. See Bedford Co. Order Book 10, page 365.

*Given the 1820 census and even the 1810 census, but not 1830 because he's gone, there is a male in the John Murphy Jr. household whose age would seem to have him born in1798/1799 which would make John Murphy Jr. probably a widower when he married Theodotia Turner on 30 Dec 1799 because most certainly that male in John Murphy Jr. household was born before 30 Dec 1799. It would be reasonable, then, to presume that the John Murphy who married Ruth Milam 18 Feb 1797 was John Murphy Jr. but didn't have the "Jr." attached when he married her and that she was the mother of John Murphy III but died for one reason or another though probably childbirth.

More about Murphy, John Jr.:

Marriage: 1797-02-18, Bedford Co., VA7. 1st wife: Ruth Milam, b ~1774 in Virginia.

21. Turner, Thedotia. Thedotia was born about 1781-00-00 in Bedford Co., VA. Thedotia is the daughter of Turner, Elijah. She married Murphy, John Jr. on 1799-12-30 in Bedford Co., VA7,1.

More about Turner, Thedotia:

Also Known As: Theodosha Turner1

Children of Turner, Thedotia and Murphy, John Jr.

i. Murphy, William. He was born about 1802-00-00 in Bedford Co., VA. He died on 1882-07-10 in Franklin County, VA.

ii. Murphy, Sarah (Sally). She was born about 1805-00-00 in Bedford Co., VA. She died after 1880-00-00.

iii. Murphy, Elijah Turner [10]. He was born in 1806-06-00 in Bedford Co., VA. He died on 1889-12-27 in Bedford Co., VA.

iv. Murphy, Catherine (Kate). She was born about 1808-00-00 in Bedford Co., VA. She died after 1880-00-00.

v. Murphy, Henry H.. He was born about 1811-00-00 in Bedford Co., VA. He died about 1861-00-00.

vi. Murphy, Sanford. He was born about 1814-00-00.

More about Turner, Thedotia and Murphy, John Jr.:

Marriage: 1799-12-30, Bedford Co., VA7,1. Marriage of Murphy, John Jr. & Turner, Theodosha.

22. Bates, William , Sr. William was born on 1776-09-07 in Virginia. William is the son of Bates, John. He married Gibbs, Elizabeth on 1799-05-132.

23. Gibbs, Elizabeth. Elizabeth is the daughter of Gibbs, David and Jones, Jemima. She married Bates, William , Sr. on 1799-05-132.

Children of Gibbs, Elizabeth and Bates, William , Sr.

i. Bates, Susan. She was born on 1798-04-14.

ii. Bates, Demitia. She was born on 1803-02-22.

iii. Bates, Lucy. She was born on 1805-10-05.

iv. Bates, John. He was born on 1807-08-07.

v. Bates, Samuel. He was born on 1809-12-13.

vi. Bates, Lemuel. He was born on 1813-03-02.

vii. Bates, Elizabeth. She was born on 1815-05-09. She died on 1845-08-12.

viii. Bates, Mary. She was born on 1817-08-10. She died on 1845-08-19.

ix. Bates, William. He was born on 1820-03-27.

x. Bates, Emilia [11]. She was born on 1822-06-30 in Virginia.

xi. Bates, Lewis. He was born on 1824-12-17.

More about Gibbs, Elizabeth and Bates, William , Sr.:

Marriage: 1799-05-132. Marriage of Bates, William Sr. & Gibbs, Elizabeth.

24. Bralley, John Stephen. John Stephen was born on 1803-06-28. He died on 1872-07-30 at the age of 69 years. John Stephen was the son of Bralley, James and Smyth, Hannah. He married Carter, Jane Ann on 1822-10-15 in Wythe Co., VA8.

Notes for Bralley, John Stephen

Wednesday Oct the 24 1860 Johnson Cty [County], Indiana Dear friends I am Well and at William Coxe's got here monday evening went to Franklin [the county seat] yesterday have seen Jack[son] Carter has not been to his house but expect to go to day the[y] are all well cant tell what I can do yet the prospect is but gloomy cant tell when I will Start for home am nearly out of money. this is the finest kind of a country of land lays butiful and level and is rich certain I want you all if either of them men comes or writes that the[y] will take that place let them have it if the[y] have wrote or come Write to me immediate as I can get land here that is worth having certain I am going out to day to look at some land that can be bought. I will know in a few days what I can do here in my business and I will write when I will Start and when I expect to get home. Yours respectfully John S. Bralley -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Notes: This letter appears to have been sent to James Yerion and George Jackson, Jr., whose names were on the reverse side. It isn't clear why Mr. Bralley was in Indiana; what his business was that he refers to; why he was viewing land there; why Jackson Carter was in Indiana at the time; who the two men were that he instructs the reader to give the land to; and why he never moved to Indiana. I assume it is because the Civil War broke out and all plans changed. -- Russ Bralley

More about Bralley, John Stephen:

Also Known As: John Smythe Bralley8

Also Known As: James Smythe Bralley13

25. Carter, Jane Ann. Jane Ann was born on 1803-06-28 in Wythe Co., VA. She died on 1872-07-30 in Wythe Co., VA at the age of 69 years. She was buried in Olive Branch Methodist Church Cemetery, Wythe Co., VA. Jane Ann was the daughter of Carter, Mitchell and Craig, Idress. She married Bralley, John Stephen on 1822-10-15 in Wythe Co., VA8.

More about Carter, Jane Ann:

Burial: Olive Branch Methodist Church Cemetery, Wythe Co., VA8.

Children of Carter, Jane Ann and Bralley, John Stephen

i. Bralley, Samuel S.. He was born on 1823-10-27 in Wythe Co., VA. He died on 1895-05-09 in Lead Mines, Wythe, VA.

ii. Bralley, Mitchell Carter. He was born on 1825-04-15 in Wythe Co., VA. He died on 1898-05-15 in Wythe Co., VA.

iii. Bralley, Ellen C.. She was born on 1826-10-03 in Wythe Co., VA. She died on 1888-11-16.

iv. Bralley, Edwin Jefferson [12]. He was born on 1829-07-04 in Wythe Co., VA. He died on 1878-04-26 in Lead Mines, Wythe, VA.

v. Bralley, Andrew Jackson. He was born on 1830-09-30 in Wythe Co., VA. He died on 1902-08-01 in Wythe Co., VA.

vi. Bralley, Jane Anne. She was born on 1833-01-24 in Wythe Co., VA. She died on 1865-04-20.

vii. Bralley, Stephen Craig. He was born on 1837-04-02 in Wythe Co., VA. He died on 1916-02-01 in Wythe Co., VA.

viii. Bralley, Elizabeth. She was born about 1838-00-00 in Wythe Co., VA.

ix. Bralley, Susan A. She was born on 1839-04-24 in Wythe Co., VA.

x. Bralley, George W. J. M.. He was born on 1840-12-13 in Wythe Co., VA. He died on 1864-09-19.

xi. Bralley, Frances. She was born about 1842-00-00 in Wythe Co., VA.

xii. Bralley, Margaret E.. She was born on 1843-12-13 in Wythe Co., VA. She died on 1869-08-16.

More about Carter, Jane Ann and Bralley, John Stephen:

Marriage: 1822-10-15, Wythe Co., VA8. Marriage of Bralley, John Smythe & Carter, Jane Anne.

26. Smith, David. David was born about 1810-00-00. He died after 1844-00-00 in Wythe Co., VA at the age of 34 years. He married Walk, Hannah.

27. Walk, Hannah. Hannah was born about 1810-00-00. She died after 1844-00-00 in Wythe Co., VA at the age of 34 years. She married Smith, David.

Children of Walk, Hannah and Smith, David

i. Smith, Selia Jane [13]. She was born on 1840-03-17 in Grayson County, Virginia. She died on 1926-04-04 in Lead Mines, Wythe, VA.

28. Dean, Abner Henry. Abner Henry was born on 1807-04-16 in Virginia. He died on 1895-11-10 at the age of 88 years. Abner Henry was the son of Dean, Henry Harrison and Beamer, Charity. He married Johnson, Susannah on 1833-04-18 in Grayson County, Virginia15.

More about Dean, Abner Henry:

Occupation: Wheelwright15.

Marriage: 1863-00-0015. Marriage of Dean, Abner Henry & Bolen, Talitha.

29. Johnson, Susannah. Susannah was born in 1812-00-00 in Tennessee. She died in 1860-00-00 at the age of 48 years. Susannah was the daughter of Johnson, Jacob and Ayers, Nancy H.. She married Dean, Abner Henry on 1833-04-18 in Grayson County, Virginia15.

Children of Johnson, Susannah and Dean, Abner Henry

i. Dean, Luisa. She was born about 1834-00-00 in Virginia.

ii. Dean, Lorenzo D.. He was born about 1835-00-00 in Virginia.

iii. Dean, Elizabeth (Matida). She was born on 1836-09-08 in Carroll County, Virginia. She died on 1899-01-10 in Cana, Carroll County, Virginia.

iv. Dean, Madison Hugh [14]. He was born on 1839-04-21 in Speedwell Township, Wythe County, Virginia. He died on 1885-12-06 in Wythe County, Virginia.

v. Dean, Calvin R.. He was born on 1840-04-10 in Speedwell Township, Wythe County, Virginia. He died on 1912-10-10 in Sulphur Springs, Virginia.

vi. Dean, Elkaney H.. He was born about 1842-00-00 in Virginia.

vii. Dean, Nancy M.. She was born about 1844-00-00 in Virginia.

viii. Dean, William H.. He was born about 1846-00-00 in Virginia.

ix. Dean, Tobitha E.. She was born about 1848-00-00 in Virginia.

More about Johnson, Susannah and Dean, Abner Henry:

Marriage: 1833-04-18, Grayson County, Virginia15. Marriage of Dean, Abner Henry and Johnson, Susannah.

30. Aker, George. He married Jackson, Elizabeth.

31. Jackson, Elizabeth. She married Aker, George.

Children of Jackson, Elizabeth and Aker, George

i. Aker, Susan Jane [15]. She was born on 1841-02-18 in Wythe County, Virginia. She died on 1913-04-12 in Wythe County, Virginia.

Generation 6

32. Gaddey, George Sr. George was born in 1727-00-00 in Blisland Parish, New Kent, VA. He died before 1785-09-25 in Russel Parrish, Bedford Co., VA at the age of 58 years. George was the son of Gaddey, Willliam and Sherwood, Mary. He married Stovall, Anna.

Notes for Gaddey, George Sr.

George Gaddey Sr [131] was born in 1727 in Blisland Parish, New Kent, VA and died before 26 Sep 1785 in Russel Parrish, Bedford, VA.

<pre>General Notes: George Geddey was an appraiser in the Inventory of the Estate of (Caleb Ware?). By the Order of Chesterfield County the 26th day of November (1739?) Deed Books & General Index to Deeds LDS 0030641 Page 11</pre>

Inventory of Rebecca Brooke 14 Nov 1749, not totalled, by Stephen Beasley, George Gaddey, George Klienhoff. Chesterfield County Wills 1749-1774 abstracted and compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III.

26 Nov 1750 inventory of Caleb Ware, value L217/17/9, by George Klienhoff, George Gaddey, Dudley Brooke (This is scratched through by the Clerk as though recorded in error). Page 62 Chesterfield County, Virginia Wills 1749-1774. Abstracted & Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisigner III.

14 Nov 1749 George Gaddey, along with Stephen Beasley and George Klienhoff, inventoried the estate of Rebecca Brooke. The inventory was not totaled. Page 102 Chesterfield County, Virginia Wills 1749-1774. Abstracted & Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III.

A George Gaddy witnessed the will of Samuel Weldon 8 Mar 1748 in Henrico County, VA. Colonial Wills of Henrico County, Virginia by Weisiger; Fairfax County Regional LIbrary, Fairfax City, VA. From the files of William Gaskin

George Gaddy received a land patent 20 August 1760, Lunenburg County, Virginia. Patent #34, 200 acres on both sides the Oak Mountain Branch adjoining his own line.

<pre>Bedford County, Virginia, Personal Property Tax List 1782 shows a George Gaddy: Free Males Over 21 Yrs - 1 Slaves - 0 Horses - 2 Cattle - 8 White Tithes Above 16 Yrs - 1 Black Tithes Above 16 Yrs - 0</pre>

A George Gaddy and his wife Ann of Dale Parish, Chesterfield County, sold land to William Gibson of Blisland Parish of New Kent County 2 Dec. 1752; Chesterfield County, Virginia Deeds; 1749-1756; Fairfax County Regional LIbrary. Dan Sullivan has a copy of the abstract. From the files of William Gaskin.

3 December 1755 Surveyed for George Gaddy 124 Acres of Sand Stream in Bedford County, including the head of a Branch of Ivy Creek (of Fluvarin) and the head of a Branch of Elk Creek (of Otter River) in the valley between two mountains called Flemmin's Mountains Bounded as followth Viz: Beginning at a Hiccory on Anthony's Line at A thence from A to B, N78W, 3A to a span Oak - - B to C, S60W170, Pos to a Chestnut Tree - -C to D, S25 W128 Pos to a White Oak - - D to E S12 E50, Pos to James Calloway's cor. large Span Oak. Thence along his Lines E to F, N79 E31 Pos to his cor Chestnut Oak - - F to G S78 E 17 Pos to a black Jack - - G to H, off N20 E68 Pos to a Chestnut Tree - - H to I, N50 E 98 Pos to a Chestnut Tree I to K, S60 E34 Pos to (___?) Chestnut Trees a spring -- K to L, N6 W106 Pos to a Chestnut Tree - - L to M N80 E108 Pos to a Chestnut Oak on Anthony's Line - - M to A, along his Line - N - -, 40 poles to the first Station. <pre>By Richard Stith, Assessor Bedford County Survey Records Book 1 (1754-1771) Page 26 From the files of Jewell Cook Wooldridge</pre>

There is record of a George Gaddy Sr living in Bedford County Virginia. He paid a poll tax for himself, had one slave. Virginia Taxpayers 1782-1787 Other Than Those Published By The United States Census Bureau. Auguste B Fothergill and John Marke Naugle, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland 1986.

There is record of a land patent issued to George Gaddy on 20 August 1760, Lunenburg County: 200 acres on both sides the Oak Mountain Branch adjoining hs own line. Land Office Patents No. 34, 1756-1765, Page 666 (Reel 33-34). Lunenburg County VA.

There is record of a land patent issued to George Geddy 7 July 1763, Lunenburg County. 217 acres on the branches of Elk Creek adjoining Walton, Payne and Walkers lines. Land Office Patents No. 35, 1762-1764 (v. 1 & 2 P I-566), Page 280 (Reel 35). Lunenburg County VA.

Recorded 23 June 1767, Page 127, was a deed from George Gaddy to Ralph Fuqua 217 acres lying on Branches of Elk Cr. Teste Ben Howard CBC. Bedford County, Virginia Deed Book C-3 by Ann Chilton.

There is record of a land patent issued to George Gaddy on 3 August 1771, Bedford County. 124 acres including the head of branch of Ivy Creek and the head of a branch of Elk Creek in valley of Fleming's Mountain. Land Patents No. 40, 1771-1772, Page 505 (Reel 39). Bedford County, VA.

There is record of George Gaddy receiving a land patent on 3 August 1771, Bedford County, VA. Land Patent #40, 124 acres including the head of branch of Ivy Creek and the head of a branch of Elk Creek in valley of Fleming's Mountain.

There is record of a land grant issued to George Gaddy 8 July 1780, Bedford County. 320 acres on the sides, Spurs and Top of Flemings' Mountain. Land Office Grants A, 1779-1780 (v. 1 & 2, p. I-685), Page 620 (Reel 42).

There is record of land grant issued to George Gaddy on 14 July 1780, Bedford County. 240 acres on the west head branches of Ivy Creek. Land Office Patents B, 1779-1780, Page 402 (Reel 43). Bedford County VA.

In the Name of God Amen. I George Gaddey of the Parish of Rupel in County of Bedford being at this Time weak in Body but sound in Mind and considering the uncertainty of Life and being desirous to prevent any Desputes after my Decease, I do make this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form following, and first I render up my Soul to God who Gave it from whom Thro the Merritts of Jesus Christ I hope to have full pardon for all my Sins done in the Body and my Body to be buried in a Decient Christian Manner and my Worldly Goods wherwith it hath pleased God to bless me with I leave and bequest in Manner and form following - And first I have given To my Son William Gaddey his part of my Estate - (Same) I give and bequeath to my Son George Gaddey and his Heirs forever the lower End of my Land Beginning the Line on the new Line on Flemings Mountain thence turning on the main Spur down the Ridge between the apple orchard on the Creek and the old peach orchard following some Mark Trees up to the Top of the Ridge thence south wards Down the Ridge down to Cobs or (Wanaweathers) Line ¬Item I give bequeath to my Son Bartholomew Gaddy and his Heirs forevever That part of my Land lying between Ivie Creek and the Walnut Hollar Branch the line to Beginning upon the Deviding Line between Anthony and I upon The Creek running down the Creek to a Mark Tree, then to the Walnut Hollow Branch thense up the Branch to the upper Branch of the Middle Branch to the Head of the Line - Item I give and bequeath to my Son Elijah Gaddy His Heirs forever a Bond that I have upon my Son Bartholomew Gaddy for the sum of Twelve Pounds - Item I give & bequesth to my Son Francis Gaddy and his Heirs forever the North Part of a late ( ) Patern taken out the Name of the Commonwealth Beginning the Line at Late Corner of the Dividing Line between Mr. John Anthony and myself on a Spur Flemings Mountain the Line to run Straight up the Ridge from the Corner to Mr. (Ws?) Davises Line on top of the Mountain - Item I give & bequeath to my son Benjamin and his Heirs forever all the Remander of my Land including a Entry lying the South Side of Ivie Creek adjoining the Rest of my Land and Cobs, Tharps and Staten Lines leading the part within my Son Georges Bound of his Lines my Son George paying proportionble of expences - Item My Daughter Mary Parish has had Part of my Estate - Item I give to my Daughter Anna Gaddy and her Heirs forever One Feather Bed and Furniture - Item my Son Benjamin is not to have posession of my Land enduring my Wifes Life Time without her will or concent ¬Item it is my Will & Desir that my Wife Anna Gaddy shall have all the rest of my personable Estate enduring her lifemy will is that she shall have the Liberty to Trade upon her part of the Estate that is upon all my personable Estate - Item my will and desire is that shall have the liberty to give to her Children a Cow or a Horse such other comoditys as she shall have to spare. Especial to my Daughters, and after her decease my Will is that all my Personable Estate shall be equilly Divided between my two Sons Francis & Benjamin Gaddy to them & their Heris forever - I point & leave my loving Wife Anna Gaddy Executress and my Desire is that she shall give no Security. This twenty fifth day of March one thousand and seven Hundred and eight five <center>George Gaddy - l.l.</center> <pre>My Daughter Ruth Kerr has had her part of my estate Enterline Bfore assigns Witrep George Rucker, Reuben Cobbs, John (his mark) Crews</pre>

At a Court held for Bedford County the 26th day of September 1785. This Last Will and Testament of George Gaddy Deceased was proved by the Oaths of George Rusker and Reuben Cobbs Witnasses there to Subscribed & Ordered to be Recorded - and on the Motion of Anna Gaddy the Executrix therein named who made Oath thereof Certificate is granted her for obtaining Probate in due form on giving Security ¬Whereupon she together with John Anthony her Security entered into and acknowledged Bond in the Penalty of Two Hundred Pounds for her due administration of said Decedents Estate & performance of his Will

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Bedford County Virginia Will Book 1 page 498-499

George married Anna Stovall [132] [MRIN: 36], daughter of Bartholomew Stovall II [133] and Mary Hughes [134], about 1752 in Bedford County, VA. Anna was born in 1731 in Cumberland Co, VA and died in Oct 1816 in Bedford County, VA at age 85. They had nine children: William, George Jr, Mary, Bartholomew, Ruth, Anna, Elijah, Francis, and Benjamin.

33. Stovall, Anna. Anna was born in 1731-00-00 in Cumberland Co., VA. She died in 1816-10-00 in Bedford Co., VA at the age of 85 years. She married Gaddey, George Sr..

Notes for Stovall, Anna

There is information from an unknown researcher that Anna Stovall was born in Powhatan County, VA. Powhattan and Chesterfield Counties were formed from Cumberland County in 1777. On 28 March 1763 Bartholomew Stovall gave 50 acres, part of his home plantation, to his daughter Anne Gaddy and son-in-law George Gaddy for their lives, with the remainder to their son Bartholomew Gaddy. From the files of Dale Cook: From an (Stovall) unnamed book, Page 13. The Will of Ann Gaddy - I Ann Gaddy of Bedford county do hereby make my last will & testament in manner & form following that is to say - First I give & bequeath to the heirs of my son William Gaddy Dec one shilling Virginia currency to them their heirs forever - Second I give & bequeath to my son George Gaddy one shilling Virginia currency to him& his heirs forever - Thirdly I give & bequeath to my son Bartholomew Gaddy one shilling Virginia currency to him & his heirs forever. Fourthly I give & bequeath to my son Elijah Gaddy one Shilling Virginia currency to him & his heirs forever. Fifthly I give & bequeath to my son Francis Gaddy forty pounds current money of Virginia to him & his heirs forever - Sixthly I give & bequeath to my son Benjamin Gaddy one shilling Virginia currency to him & his heirs forever - Seventhly I give & bequeath to my grand daughter Ann Philpot - first daughter of James & Ruth Kerr Ten pounds of Virginia currency to her and her heirs forever - Eighthly - my will & desire is that all my money clothes & other Estate of whatever description it may be not otherwise disposed of above shall be equally divided between my three daughters to wit: Mary Kerr, Ann Holley, Martha Kerr to be enjoyed by them & their heirs forever - And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my friend Cap. Charles Bright to execute this my last will & testament hereby revoking all former will or wills whatsoever heretofore by me made - In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand & seal 1h day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred & ten - <pre>Signed Sealed & Delivered for my mark last will & testament in Ann X Gaddy the presence of her Wm Ballard Benj ~ Hensely Evan Snead</pre>

At a court held in Bedford County at the courthouse the 28th day of October in the year 1816 The Last will & Testament of Ann Gaddy Dec were exhibited in Court & proved by the oath of Evan Snead a subscribing witness and ordered to be recorded. Charles Bright the Executor therein named refusing to take upon himself the burthen (sic) of the Execution thereof - whereupon Bartholomew Gaddy on his motion who gave oath & gave bond & Security according to Law , certificate is granted him for obtaining letter of administration * * * * decd Estate with the will (assessed?) in due form. <pre>Exd * * * * Teste * * * * CDC</pre> Bedford County, Bedford, Virginia Will Book 4, Page2 275-276

More about Stovall, Anna:

Will: 1816-10-28, Bedford Co., VA. probated in Bedford Co., VA. on 14 August, 1810.

Children of Stovall, Anna and Gaddey, George Sr.

i. Gaddy, William. He was born about 1753-00-00 in Bedford Co., VA. He died before 1895-12-28 in Bedford Co., VA.

ii. Gaddy, George Jr.. He was born about 1755-00-00 in Bedford Co., VA. He died in 1832-02-00 in Green Co., KY.

iii. Gaddy, Mary. She was born about 1756-00-00 in Bedford Co., VA.

iv. Gaddy, Bartholomew [16]. He was born in 1760-00-00 in Bedford Co., VA. He died on 1822-09-20 in Bedford Co., VA.

v. Gaddy, Ruth. She was born in 1761-00-00 in Bedford Co., VA.

vi. Gaddy, Anna. She was born in 1763-00-00 in Bedford Co., VA.

vii. Gaddy, Elijah. He was born in 1765-00-00 in Bedford Co., VA. He died in 1821-02-00 in Wilson Co., TN.

viii. Gaddy, Francis. He was born in 1769-00-00.

ix. Gaddy, Benjamin. He was born in 1775-00-00 in Bedford Co., VA. He died on 1818-05-29 in Green Co., KY.

38. Dishman, Jeremia. He married Miller, Nancy on 1782-11-062.

39. Miller, Nancy. She married Dishman, Jeremia on 1782-11-062.

Children of Miller, Nancy and Dishman, Jeremia

i. Dishman, Sally [19].

More about Miller, Nancy and Dishman, Jeremia:

Marriage: 1782-11-062. Marriage of Dishman, Jeremia & Miller, Nancy.

40. Murphy, John. John was born on 1738-08-14 in Ireland. He died on 1819-10-09 in Bedford Co., VA at the age of 81 years. He married Bates, Katherine (Katy or Katie) on 1770-04-25.

Notes for Murphy, John

According to a biography of his great grandson, John Dempster Murphy, as recorded in a sketch in a History of Utah, John Murphy Senior came from the emerald isle. According to the biographical sketch of his grandson Samuel Jennings Murphy, he was born in England. The entire family is listed on a page from the Family Bible of William Murphy, son of John Murphy Sr. in the possession of Roger Richards of Topeka, Kansas. Roger is a great great great grandson of William Murphy.

JOHN MURPHY The earliest ancestor that we can identify with reasonable certainty in the Murphy family is John Murphy, Sr., probably born prior to 1750, died 1819. Possibly he was John Murphy, Jr., of Lunenburg County. By Bedford County Virginia marriage bond dated 25 April 1770, he married Katy Bates. This bond specified that John Murphy and William Bates gave bond for the marriage between John Murphy, bachelor, and Katy Bates, spinster. William Bates may have been the father of Katy Bates, but that is not clear from the marriage bond. annotation

The first appearance of John Murphy in the records of Bedford County was on 28 Nov 1764, when he joined others to give bond that William Mead would perform the duties of sheriff of the county. annotation -- additional information on John Murphy See Bedford County Deed Book 2 pages 720-1.

John Murphy was given leave by the Bedford County Court to build a mill on Richardson's Mill Creek on 26 Feb 1772. See Bedford Co. Order Book 4 page 8.

John Murphy made several public service claims for supplies furnished to the Revolutionary Army, such as bacon, beef, corn, etc. They are recorded in the Bedford County Order Books for 1774-1782 and 1782-1783.

According to the records of the South River Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends (Quakers) as recorded in the Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol VI, page 335, on 17 Feb 1781 and later in July 1781, John Murphy (probably Sr.) requested to come under the care of Friends (in other words, to join the Quakers), but on 20 April 1782, his request for membership was refused.

The will of John Murphy, Sr. (Bedford Co. Will Book 5 pp 114-7) was signed 24 July 1819 and proved 25 October 1819. In this will, John Murphy left his wife, during her life, his cleared land on Mill Creek. He named his sons Pleasants, John, Bennett, William, Lewis, James, Samuel and Uel, his daughters Betsy Headin, and Polly. He also mentioned John's two eldest sons John and William and money to purchase land for them in Indiana or Illinois. He also mentioned land to be bought in Indiana for his son Samuel's children. He stated that whatever shall remain "I Give it all to be equally divided amongst all my children (Blacks excepted)".

41. Bates, Katherine (Katy or Katie). Katherine (Katy or Katie) was born on 1753-02-15 in Essex Co., VA. She died after 1833-00-00 at the age of 80 years. Katherine (Katy or Katie) was the daughter of Bates, William and Henshaw, Elizabeth. She married Murphy, John on 1770-04-25.

Notes for Bates, Katherine (Katy or Katie)

According to the Compendium of American Genealogy where Phoebe Delilah Bromley married James Murphy, son of John Murphy and Katherine Bates of Bedford County, Virginia in 1820. According to the marriage record for Bedford County, Virginia Katherine is listed as Katy. She is apparently related to the Pleasants family of Virginia.

Children of Bates, Katherine (Katy or Katie) and Murphy, John

i. Murphy, Emily. She was born on 1770-07-18 in Bedford Co., VA. She died in 1784-07-00 in Bedford Co., VA.

ii. Murphy, John Jr. [20]. He was born on 1772-05-07 in Bedford Co., VA. He died about 1844-00-00 in Bedford Co., VA.

iii. Murphy, Samuel. He was born on 1774-04-09 in Bedford Co., VA. He died on 1777-09-04 in Bedford Co., VA.

iv. Murphy, Elizabeth. She was born on 1776-05-03 in Bedford Co., VA. She died in 1873-00-00 in Bedford Co., VA.

v. Murphy, Samuel. He was born on 1779-03-30 in Bedford Co., VA. He died on 1821-08-08 in Jackson, IN.

vi. Murphy, William. He was born on 1782-03-20 in Bedford Co., VA. He died on 1840-06-16 in Edgar, Il.

vii. Murphy, Lewis. He was born on 1784-02-23 in Bedford Co., VA. He died on 1826-02-27 in Edgar, Il.

viii. Murphy, Polly. She was born on 1787-02-27 in Bedford Co., VA. She died in 1857-00-00 in Pittsylvania Co., VA.

ix. Murphy, James. He was born on 1790-03-05 in Bedford Co., VA. He died on 1850-10-22 in Eagle Point Twp., Il.

x. Murphy, Bennet M.. He was born on 1792-01-19 in Bedford Co., VA. He died on 1858-12-21 in St. Clair, MO.

xi. Murphy, Pleasants. He was born on 1794-06-14 in Bedford Co., VA. He died in 1863-00-00 in Tazewell County, VA.

xii. Murphy, Uel S.. He was born on 1796-12-23 in Bedford Co., VA. He died on 1822-09-12 in Edgar, Il.

More about Bates, Katherine (Katy or Katie) and Murphy, John:

Marriage: 1770-04-25. Marriage of Murphy, John & Bates, Katherine.

42. Turner, Elijah.

Children of unknown and Turner, Elijah

i. Turner, Thedotia [21]. She was born about 1781-00-00 in Bedford Co., VA.

44. Bates, John. John was born on 1749-05-13 in Essex Co., VA. He died on 1777-12-08 in Essex Co., VA at the age of 28 years. John was the son of Bates, William and Henshaw, Elizabeth.

Notes for Bates, John

Children
William Bates b: 7 SEP 1776 in Bedford Co., VA

More about Bates, John:

Marriage: 1774-11-10, Bedford Co., VA. Marriage 1 Mary Jones b: 1756-09-25.

Children of unknown and Bates, John

i. Bates, Mary. She was born on 1765-09-25 in Essex Co., VA.

ii. Bates, William , Sr. [22]. He was born on 1776-09-07 in Virginia.

46. Gibbs, David. He married Jones, Jemima on 1778-08-132.

47. Jones, Jemima. She married Gibbs, David on 1778-08-132.

Notes for Jones, Jemima

Bedford Co., VA Marriage Bond: Aug. 13, 1778; David Gibbs & Jemima Jones; Robert Stevens, Surety; Consent of William Jones.

Children of Jones, Jemima and Gibbs, David

i. Gibbs, Elizabeth [23].

More about Jones, Jemima and Gibbs, David:

Marriage: 1778-08-132. Marriage of Gibbs, David & Jones, Jemima.

48. Bralley, James. James was born in 1764-00-00 in Cecil Co., MD. He died in 1854-00-00 in Wythe Co., VA at the age of 90 years. James was the son of Bralley, John and Guy, Mary. He married Smyth, Hannah in 1767-12-00 in Wythe Co., VA17.

Notes for Bralley, James

Posted by Russ Bralley, 4/13/2002 vipfit@chartertn.net I did research last week at Virginia Tech. in Blacksburg, VA because their library has an old "account book" that belonged to my great-great grandfather, John S. Bralley, from circa 1830-1856. He had also apparently used it as a school book in Rockbridge County, VA in the 1814-1815 time frame. Anyway, imagine my profound surprise when I eventually got to the back of the book and he had a page called "Ages" and one called "Deaths" for his entire family. It seems James Bralley, Sr. was born in 1764 and Hannah Smyth Bralley was born in Dec. 1767. I was flabbergasted. Russ Bralley, Bristol, Virginia

From: "The Olive Branch Methodist Church and Cemetery, Wythe County, Virginia" by Edgar M. "Russ" Bralley:

"The Olive Branch Methodist Church was founded in 1833 on land donated to the Methodist Church by James Bralley and his wife, Hannah Smyth Bralley. It is not known why they chose to name the church Olive Branch, but there is speculation that it was upon the brigantine Olive Branch that John Bralley traveled from Ireland to the American colonial port of Philadelphia in the mid 1700's."

49. Smyth, Hannah. Hannah was born in 1767-12-00 in Virginia. She died after 1854-00-00 in Wythe Co., VA at the age of 87 years. Hannah was the daughter of Smyth, Samuel and , Sarah. She married Bralley, James in 1767-12-00 in Wythe Co., VA17.

Children of Smyth, Hannah and Bralley, James

i. Bralley, John Stephen [24]. He was born on 1803-06-28. He died on 1872-07-30.

More about Smyth, Hannah and Bralley, James:

Marriage: 1767-12-00, Wythe Co., VA17. Marriage of Bralley, James & Smyth, Hannah.

50. Carter, Mitchell. Mitchell was born on 1774-09-09 in Montgomery Co., VA. He died on 1854-05-30 in Wythe Co., VA at the age of 79 years. Mitchell was the son of Carter, John. He married Craig, Idress on 1798-02-13 in Wythe Co., VA14.

Notes for Carter, Mitchell

Mitchell Carter (1774-1854) married Idress (1774-1847), daughter of John Craig, about February 13, 1798, but the marriage was filed by the Reverend Lockett and the exact date of the marriage is not recorded. They were the owners of the John Craig land on the river where Peirces and Craigs had previously operated a ferry. Mitchell was the son of a John Carter and is said to have come from eastern Virginia about 1789. His name does not appear on the tax rolls until 1796. His relationship to other Carters has not been investigated by this author (family records; Murphy and Douthat Tax List, p. 10; his death certificate states he died May 30, 1854 on New River, from dropsy. His daughter Margrett Good gave the information to the Commissioner of the Revenue who filed the record in the state office in Richmond, where the record was located. Mitchell was 79 years and 8 month old, and his occupation was farmer; see Bralley, Clan, pp. 140-155 for further details of the Mitchell Carter family and its connection to the Bralleys). (Early Adventurers on the Western Waters, Volume III, part 2 by Mary B. Kegley, Walsworth Publishing Company, Marceline, Missouri for Kegley Books, 1995, p. 601.)

March 29, 1824-Indenture between Mitchell Carter of the county of Wythe and State of Virginia of the one part and John Carter of the county & state aforesaid Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar current money of this Commonwealth to him the sd Mitchell Carter in hand paid do grant bargain & sell unto John Carter one certain tract or parcel of land lying in Wythe on New River containing one hundred seventy eight acres beginning at an ash and hickory on the bank of the river including the head of a spring. (Wythe County Deed Book 9, page 547 on microfilm at the Library of Virginia).

May 9, 1840-Indenture between Mitchell Carter and Idress his wife of the one part and Craig & Elizabeth Carter of the other part all of Wythe County, Virginia a tract or parcel of land containing 200 acres of land being a part of two tracts of land granted to John Craig by patent one patent bearing date the 18th of July 1788 the other bearing date the 23rd of November 1797 in Wythe County on New River corner to George Carter. (Wythe County Deed Book 16, page 533 on microfilm at the Library of Virginia).

June 29, 1840-Deed of trust on two tracts of land for debt (Mitchell Carter 'being in the custody of the Sheriff of Wythe County), one parcel containing 244 acres on the waters of New River & the same heretofore conveyed by Mitchell Carter to John Carter by Deed of B&S and another parcel containing ___ acres & being in the county of Grayson heretofore purchased by Jackson Carter from Samuel McCarmant known as the Harlon(?) tract whereon James Stafford now lives & also the tract of land whereon Carter now lives (not described). (Wythe County Deed Book 14, page 545 on microfilm at the Library of Virginia). <pre> 1850 Census, Wythe County, Virginia, District 68, taken Craig Carter 30 M Farmer $1000 Elizabeth Carter 40 F Nancy Catron 48 F Sally Catron 42 F Mitchell Catron 10 M b. Mississippi Craig Catron 7 M b. Mississippi Leander Catron 5 M b. Mississippi Emily Carter 30 F b. North Carolina Elizabeth Ratlief 15 F Mulatto Mitchel Carter 75 M Margaret Goode 39 F Idress Goode 10 F </pre> In the name of God amen know all men by these presents that I Mitchell Carter of the County of Wythe and State of Virginia do make and publish this my last will & testament revoking all other wills heretofore made by me being of sound mind and disposing memory I do therefore give and bequeath at my oath all of my property of every description together with any and all the money which I may _____ (?) and every and all interest that I may own or have in anything of whatsoever kind it may I give and bequeath the same to my daughter Margareth Good formerly Margaret Catron and to my Granddaughter Idress L. Good to be divided between them and to have and to hold and to be enjoyed by them and their heirs forever whereof I have here unto set my hand and so seal this 3rd day of April 1854. <pre> Mitchell his X mark Carter Attested by P. C. Hill & Robert Davis </pre> Virginia: At a court held for Wythe County at the Courthouse on Monday the 12th June 1854. This last will & testament of Mitchell Carter was presented in court proved by the oaths of Paul C. Hill one of the subscribing witnesses taken to and continued for further proof and at a court held for said County at the Courthouse on Monday the 10th July 1854. I t was again presented in court fully proved by the oaths of Robert Davis the other subscribing witness thereto and ordered to be recorded. (Wythe County Will Book 8, p. 288, positive reel 15 of microfilm at the Library of Virginia).

51. Craig, Idress. Idress was born on 1774-06-08 in Montgomery Co., VA. She died on 1847-07-08 in Wythe Co., VA at the age of 73 years. Idress was the daughter of Craig, John and Cox, Mary. She married Carter, Mitchell on 1798-02-13 in Wythe Co., VA14.

Notes for Craig, Idress

It was Idress Craig, the daughter of John Craig, Sr., who inherited the Peirce Ferry place, and she and her husband, Mitchell Carter appear to have operated the carter Ferry on the New River, a business continued into this century by descendants of the family. (Early Adventurers on the Western Waters, Volume III, part 2 by Mary B. Kegley, Walsworth Publishing Company, Marceline, Missouri for Kegley Books, 1995, p. 614.)

September 18, 1823-Indenture between Robert Gibboney & Andrew S. Fulton of the first part and Craig Carter & Betsey Carter of the second part, and Idress Carter of the third part Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part, having become the owners by purchase at a sale made under a deed of trust executed by Mitchell Carter to Robert C. Fox as trustee and recorded in the County Court of Wythe of the life estate of the said Mitchell Carter in the tract of land lying on New River in Wythe County on which said Mitchell Carter & his family resided & on which the parties of the second & third part now reside & having also become the owners by purchase at said sale of another parcel of land adjoining the first mentioned tract they the said parties of the first part for a valuable consideration have bargained & sold and by these presents do grant bargain and sell unto the parties of the second part all the right title interest & claim of the said Mitchell Carter in and to the first mentioned tract of land which they desired by purchase as aforesaid being the life estate of the said Mitchell Carter also a certain other parcel of land adjoining the first named tract as aforesaid & which last parcel is bounded as follows Beginning at a black oak in a line of a tract of land conveyed by Samuel Crockett & wife to said Carter by Deed bearing date on the 20th day of December 1828 & recorded in the Clerks Office of the County Court of Wythe, ...to have and to hold the life estate of the said Mitchell Carter & the parcel of land aforesaid to them the said parties of the second part & their heirs forever and the said parties of the first part for themselves & thier heirs do covenant with the parties of the second part that they the parties of the first part the title to the life estate of the said Mitchell Carter in the tract of land aforesaid and the title to the said parcel of land unto the said parties of the second part & their heirs shall and will forever warrant and defend against the claims of themselves & their heirs and all persons claiming by through and under them In trust nevertheless and upon the following terms & conditions to wit That the said parties of the second part shall hold and occupy the interest & the said parcel of land hereby granted for the sole use and benefit of Idress Carter their mother the party of the third part to that Indenture & subject to her control to manage & conduct the same in the manner best calculated to promote her interest & secure her comfort allowing her an ample support out of the same and accounting for the rents issues & profits arising therefrom during her life and the property to be disposed of at her death as she may by will direct and the said parties of the second part do covenant that they will faithfully execute the trust hereby repossed in them. In witness whereof the parties to this Indenture have hereunto set their hands and affirmed their seals the day and year first above written. Robt. Gibboney, And. S. Fulton, Craig Carter, Betsey her mark Carter, Idress her mark Carter (Wythe County Virginia Deed Book 16, page 757 on microfilm at the Library of Virginia).

July 3, 1847--I Idress Carter of the County of Wythe and State of Virginia having arrived at aged years, and attended with bodily infirmity, but of sound mind and disposing memory, and being mindful of the uncertainty of human life, and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with, I do hereby make and constitute this my last will an Testament in manner and form following (Viz) The lands described in a deed made by Andrew S. Fulton & Robert Gibboney for my use & benefit, sd deed being dated on the ___ day of ______ and duly recorded in the Clerks Office of the County Court of Wythe, it being all the land which I have any claim to or interest in said lands I devise & bequeath as follows: 1st all that part of sd land lying on the north side of the road leading from high Rock Forge to Wytheville, I give jointly to my daughter Nancy Carter & Sally Carter & my granddaughter Lavina Goode. 2nd I give my son Craig Carter and my daughter Betsey Carter jointly, all that part of said land lying on the south side of said road. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed name & affixed my seal this 3rd day of July 1847. Idress Carter Witnessess present--Daniel B. Sanders A. Howard Virginia. At a Court held for Wythe County at the Courthouse the 8th day of November 1847. This the last will & testament of Idress Carter Decd. was presented in Court proved by the oaths of Daniel B. Sanders & Anderson Howard the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Teste, J. P. Mathews, C.C. (Wythe County Will Book 6, page 558 on microfilm at the Library of Virginia).

In 1869, the ferry place was transferred to Franklin Carter, and in 1916 the owners were Dora A. Carter, E. C. Carter, Nellie Cleveland Carter, and M. V. Carter. Alexander Lawson, a North Carolina native, was designated as ferryman in the 1880 census and lived near Margaret Carter. It seems likely he was associated with the Carter's Ferry. Wythe County Dee Book 16, p. 533, Book 63, p. 540; Early Adventurer, Vol. 1, p. 208). (Early Adventurers on the Western Waters, Volume III, part 2 by Mary B. Kegley, Walsworth Publishing Company, Marceline, Missouri for Kegley Books, 1995, p. 602.)

In 1901, a map was filed showing the location of the Carter Ferry and the division of the R. C. Carter estate into lots. A division of 249.30 acres was made. The heirs who received a share were C. V. Carter, J. J. Baker (he married Jane Carter, but her name in the deed was given as Sarah J.), M. E. Carter the wife of Franklin Carter, who obtained the ferry location and owned land on both sides of the river, Robert J. Carter, W. H. Carter, and Josie K. Carter. The land adjoined the Bertha Zinc Company and the Barren Springs Company. On the north side of the river the Virginia Iron Coal and Coke Company had erected an "ore cable" which connected to the N & W Rail Road line, and it is also shown on the map (Slide 12, map taken from Deed Book 47, pp. 583-587, where further details are recorded, Wythe County Circuit Court Clerk's Office). (Early Adventurers on the Western Waters, Volume III, part 2 by Mary B. Kegley, Walsworth Publishing Company, Marceline, Missouri for Kegley Books, 1995, p. 603.)

Children of Craig, Idress and Carter, Mitchell

i. Carter, John. He was born on 1800-04-25 in Wythe Co., VA.

ii. Carter, Nancy. She was born on 1801-10-27 in Wythe Co., VA. She died on 1887-07-14.

iii. Carter, Jane Ann [25]. She was born on 1803-06-28 in Wythe Co., VA. She died on 1872-07-30 in Wythe Co., VA.

iv. Carter, Elizabeth. She was born on 1805-02-13. She died on 1857-08-18.

v. Carter, Sarah. She was born on 1807-05-18. She died on 1874-08-18.

vi. Carter, Robert. He was born on 1809-05-18.

vii. Carter, Margaret. She was born on 1811-01-24. She died on 1875-11-11.

viii. Carter, Jackson. He was born on 1813-03-12 in Virginia. He died on 1847-10-26.

ix. Carter, Julian. He was born on 1815-06-12 in Wythe Co., VA.

x. Carter, James. He was born on 1817-07-20 in Wythe Co., VA.

xi. Carter, Hiram Craig. He was born on 1819-12-17 in Wythe Co., VA.

More about Craig, Idress and Carter, Mitchell:

Marriage: 1798-02-13, Wythe Co., VA14. Marriage of Carter, Mitchell and Craig, Idress (married by Daniel Lockett).

56. Dean, Henry Harrison. Henry Harrison was born in 1760-11-00 in Virginia. He died before 1840-00-00 at the age of 80 years. He married Beamer, Charity.

57. Beamer, Charity. Charity was born about 1762-00-00 in Virginia. Charity is the daughter of Beamer, Peter and , Charity. She married Dean, Henry Harrison.

Children of Beamer, Charity and Dean, Henry Harrison

i. Dean, Ferreby. She was born in 1785-00-00.

ii. Dean, Frances. She was born in 1790-00-00 in Virginia. She died on 1887-09-04.

iii. Dean, Hiram Harrison. He was born on 1792-12-23. He died on 1865-02-01.

iv. Dean, Henry Harrison, Jr.. He was born on 1793-11-19. He died on 1865-02-01.

v. Dean, Elizabeth. She was born in 1798-00-00.

vi. Dean, Abner Henry [28]. He was born on 1807-04-16 in Virginia. He died on 1895-11-10.

vii. Dean, Bathsheba.

58. Johnson, Jacob. Jacob was born in 1788-00-00. He died in 1815-00-00 at the age of 27 years. He married Ayers, Nancy H..

59. Ayers, Nancy H. Nancy H. was born in 1790-00-00. She died in 1865-00-00 at the age of 75 years. She married Johnson, Jacob.

Children of Ayers, Nancy H. and Johnson, Jacob

i. Johnson, Madison N.. He was born about 1811-00-00 in Tennessee.

ii. Johnson, Susannah [29]. She was born in 1812-00-00 in Tennessee. She died in 1860-00-00.

Generation 7

64. Gaddey, Willliam. Willliam was born on 1696-11-01 in Cupar, County Fife, Scotland. He died before 1752-04-11 in Chesterfield Co., VA at the age of 55 years. Willliam was the son of Geddie, Hendri (Henry). He married Sherwood, Mary about 1718-00-0016.

Notes for Gaddey, Willliam

William Gaddey, son of Hendri (Henry) Geddie and w/o Henry (Hendri) Geddie, was born about 1 Nov 1696 in Cupar, County Fife, Scotland and died before 11 Apr 1752 in Chesterfield County, VA.

General Notes: William's name is from Scottish Births and Christenings. William Geddie christened 1 Nov 1696 Cupar Fife Scotland. Father: Henry Geddie, Mother: Name Not Shown.

Cavaliers And Pioneers, Patent Book No. 3, page 247: "___________ shall come I Richard Bennett ____________Greetings in our _____________twelfth of March one thousand six hundred fifty _________ __________ by the consent __________authorizing Governing ________ Virginia. It was provided that the priveledge ______ fifty acres of Land for every person transported into this Colony should be continued as formerly granted. And Whereas by Act of a Grand Assembly made the 26th of April 1652 It was provided that all should hereafter be signed under the Governrs. hand with the Secr'ys. and shall be accounted authentique and Valid in Law until a Colony Seal shall be proved and appointed." (Signed) Ri. Bennett; w. Claiborne, sec. Page 42 (NOTE: The foregoing is copied as fully as record permits and is quoted here because it relates to subsequent patents. -- N>M>N>) 4 Aug 1732 Thomas Turpin of St. James Parish, Goochland Co., to William Gaddy of Blisland Parish, New Kent Co., for L13, land on the south side of James River at Lucys Spring on Manakin Town Road; the said land being patented by Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Harris, Matthew Branch and Thomas Turpin, father of said Thomas, 162 acres. <pre>Wit: Arthur Moseley, Wm Fuller, Thos. (T) Bassett Signed Thomas Turpin Recorded 4 Sept 1732 Mary, wife of Thomas relinquished her dower rights.</pre> Henrico County Virginia Deeds 1706-1737 Page 364. Compiled by Benjamin B Weisiger III. Reprinted and Re-typeset by Iberian Publishing company Athens, Georgia 1995.

In the name of God amen I William Gaddey of Chesterfield County being sick and weak in Body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for it and calling to mind the mortality of my Body and the transitory uncertainty of this mortal life do constitute and appoint this my last will and testament in the manner and form following Viz First I give and commit my soul unto the hands of the almighty God that gave it to me and my Body commit to the Earth for Burial in a Christian like and decent manner nothing doubted but at the general Resurrection of the Dead I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God and by the mark of Jesus Christ my dear Redeemer I trust that my soul with my body shall Inherit the Kingdom of Heaven prepared for all his Elect As for the settling of my Temporal Estate and such goods Chattels and Debts as it hath pleased God far above my deserts to bestow upon me I do order give and dispose of the same in the following manner Viz I give to my loving wife Mary Gaddey all of my whole estate both real and personal to have hold use occupy possess and Enjoy all said and singular my Land Goods and Chattels with full power to give sell make use or dispose of the same as she shall think most proper In Witness Whereof I have hereon laid my hand and seal this 25th Day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred fifty one.

<pre>In Presence of William (W his mark) Gaddey (S S) J White Henry Trent Iden Lilly</pre>

FHL 30871 Will Books v1-2 1749-1777 Chesterfield County, VA. Will Book v1, page 97.

An Inventory of the Estate of William Geddy Deceased, Appraised April the 11th, 1752, value L33/14/6-1/2.

<pre>To a Cow & Calf 20/1/1 D with calf 30/2 D Barren 1-2-10 2-05-10- To a Parcel of young Cattle 35/1 7 Hogs 52/6 04- 7-06 To 6 Shoats 24/ Horse 40/ 1 mare Fold /6 03-11-06 To 3 Iron Wedges and Irons 11/7/1-2 11-07-1/2 To a Broad ax and Hatchet 8-00-00 To a Parcel of old Iron (apt?) of Tongs and Cuting Knife 0-03-03 To 8 Bottles 2/8, 1 Box Iron and Heaters 6/1 08-08- To a Chest 2/6, 1 Table 2/1 2 Paids 7/ 11-06- To 11 Sheep 02-15- To a Feather Bed and Furniture 04- To 1 Flock Bed and Furniture 01-00-00 To 1 Barrell of Corn 7/6, 2 Pair Hides 10/1 -2/06 To 2 (WhJs) and Barrell 06/ To 1 Spinning Wheel and 3 pr of Cards 6/1 3 Chairs 6/1 12-00-00 To 3 Pots and hooks, 1 Brass Kettle & Fryingpan 01-11-03 To 3 Books 6/9, 1 small chest 2/6, 1 (?) wool 1/ 10-3 To 6 Puter Plates 7/6, 2 Puter Dishes 8/0 15-06 To a Parcel of old Puter 05- To 1 Doz Puter Spoons & Tea Pott 04- To 1 Case of Knives (?/?) 06- To 1 pr of Spoon Moulds 10/7 3 Sifters 3/0 13- To old Lumber 15/1 Bag of Bridle 3/6 18-06 To a Parcel of Tools and Sword 05- To 1 qt Pott & Puter Bason & hair Sifter 08- To 1 Table 12/6, old Shoemakers Tools 4/6 17- To 1 Loom and Harness 12-06 To a Parcel of Old Lumber 6/, 1 Gun 20/ 1-06- L 33-14-06 1/2

Stephen Pankey By William Scott Walter Scott</pre> Page 94<br>May Court 1752<br>The Inventory of appraisement of the Estate of William Geddy was returned and ordered to be recorded. Page 184 of the Order Book.

Is this our William?<br>20 March 1712-4 April 1712. Shippers by the Carolina Galley. Mr. Thomas Limbrey, bound from Bristol for Carolina: Stephen Hurne, Joseph Jefferis & Co., Joseph Vigor Sr., George Watkins, George Stephens,Richard Pearce & Co., Edward Jackson, William Price, John Packer, Thomas Dickson, Walter, Laugher, William Hart, David Challes, John Lucas, William Gaddyn, Thomas Evans, Thomas Frank, Hugh Levett, William Thornbill, Thomas Jones, Richard Noblett, Richard Jefferis, Mark Goddard, Abraham Elton Jr., Peter Mugglesworth, John White, Henry Hobbs, Nicholas Poole, William Rogers, Samuel Greenway, Phillip Cornish, William Atwood, Francis Fry, John Angier, George Bridges, William Jefferis, Morris Thomas, Griffin Prankard<br>(PRO:E190/1171/1).<br>(The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1771/1.)

William married Mary (Sherwood) about 1718. Mary was born in 1697. They had seven children: William, Mary, Sherwood, George, Thomas, Elizabeth, and Joseph.

65. Sherwood, Mary. Mary was born in 1697-00-00. She married Gaddey, Willliam about 1718-00-0016.

Children of Sherwood, Mary and Gaddey, Willliam

i. Gaddey, Willliam. He was born in 1721-00-00 in Blisland Parish, New Kent, VA.

ii. Gaddey, Mary. She was born in 1723-00-00 in Chesterfield Dist., SC.

iii. Gaddey, Sherwood. He was born in 1725-00-00 in Blisland Parish, New Kent, VA. He died before 1803-09-26 in Bedford Co., VA.

iv. Gaddey, George Sr. [32]. He was born in 1727-00-00 in Blisland Parish, New Kent, VA. He died before 1785-09-25 in Russel Parrish, Bedford Co., VA.

v. Gaddey, Thomas. He was born in 1729-00-00 in Brunswick Counry, VA. He died in 1789-00-00.

vi. Gaddey, Elizabeth. She was born in 1731-00-00 in Blisland Parish, New Kent, VA.

vii. Gaddey, Joseph. He was born in 1733-00-00 in Blisland Parish, New Kent, VA.

More about Sherwood, Mary and Gaddey, Willliam:

Marriage: about 1718-00-0016. Marriage of Gaddey, William & Sherwood, Mary.

82. Bates, William. William was born in 1730-00-00 in Essex Co., VA. He died in 1785-00-00 in Bedford Co., VA at the age of 55 years. William was the son of Bates, John and , Elizabeth (or Phoebe?). He married Henshaw, Elizabeth in 1748-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

83. Henshaw, Elizabeth. Elizabeth was born in 1721-00-00 in Essex Co., VA. She died in 1790-00-00 in Virginia at the age of 69 years. Elizabeth was the daughter of Henshaw, Samuel and Noell, Martha. She married Bates, William in 1748-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

More about Henshaw, Elizabeth:

Married Name: Elizabeth Henshaw Bates

Children of Henshaw, Elizabeth and Bates, William

i. Bates, John [44]. He was born on 1749-05-13 in Essex Co., VA. He died on 1777-12-08 in Essex Co., VA.

ii. Bates, Katherine (Katy or Katie) [41]. She was born on 1753-02-15 in Essex Co., VA. She died after 1833-00-00.

iii. Bates, Molly. She was born about 1758-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

iv. Bates, James. He was born in 1760-00-00 in Essex Co., VA. He died on 1838-02-25 in Grant County, KY.

v. Bates, Samuel Henshaw. He was born in 1764-00-00 in Essex Co., VA. He died on 1843-04-22 in Cloverport, Breckenridge, KY.

vi. Bates, William. He was born on 1765-07-14 in Essex Co., VA.

More about Henshaw, Elizabeth and Bates, William:

Marriage: 1748-00-00, Essex Co., VA. Marriage of Bates, William & Henshaw, Elizabeth.

88. Bates, William. William was born in 1730-00-00 in Essex Co., VA. He died in 1785-00-00 in Bedford Co., VA at the age of 55 years. William was the son of Bates, John and , Elizabeth (or Phoebe?). He married Henshaw, Elizabeth in 1748-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

89. Henshaw, Elizabeth. Elizabeth was born in 1721-00-00 in Essex Co., VA. She died in 1790-00-00 in Virginia at the age of 69 years. Elizabeth was the daughter of Henshaw, Samuel and Noell, Martha. She married Bates, William in 1748-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

More about Henshaw, Elizabeth:

Married Name: Elizabeth Henshaw Bates

Children of Henshaw, Elizabeth and Bates, William

i. Bates, John [44]. He was born on 1749-05-13 in Essex Co., VA. He died on 1777-12-08 in Essex Co., VA.

ii. Bates, Katherine (Katy or Katie) [41]. She was born on 1753-02-15 in Essex Co., VA. She died after 1833-00-00.

iii. Bates, Molly. She was born about 1758-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

iv. Bates, James. He was born in 1760-00-00 in Essex Co., VA. He died on 1838-02-25 in Grant County, KY.

v. Bates, Samuel Henshaw. He was born in 1764-00-00 in Essex Co., VA. He died on 1843-04-22 in Cloverport, Breckenridge, KY.

vi. Bates, William. He was born on 1765-07-14 in Essex Co., VA.

More about Henshaw, Elizabeth and Bates, William:

Marriage: 1748-00-00, Essex Co., VA. Marriage of Bates, William & Henshaw, Elizabeth.

96. Bralley, John. John was born about 1720-00-00 in Cork Co., Ireland. He died about 1798-00-00 in Wythe Co., VA at the age of 78 years. He married Guy, Mary in 1764-00-00 in Cecil Co., MD17.

Notes for Bralley, John

Will of John Brally, 25 Sep 1795, named daughters Martha, Barbara, and Polly <pre> Subject: Bralley Date: 01/16/2000 2:25:32 AM GMT Standard Time From: vipfit@3wave.com (vipfit) To: jrogers722@aol.com </pre> I descend of the Bralley/Bralley family, which emigrated from Ireland to the American colonies in 1761, eventually settling on Lead Mine Mill Creek in 1769-1770. My line of descent is as follows: <pre> 1. John Bralley (1740?-1798) & Mary Guy 2. James Bralley (1765-1854) & Hannah Smyth 3. John S. Bralley (1797-1866) & Jane Ann Carter 4. Mitchell Carter Bralley (1826-1898) & Victoria Logan 5. John S. Bralley (1856-1937) & Louemma Williams 6. Edgar M. Bralley (1886-1928) & Mary Ellen Cox 7. Edgar A. Bralley (1929-1989) & Ruby L. Roberts 8. Edgar M. Bralley (1953-) *myself Edgar Bralley Bristol, VA </pre> ________________________________________ I am a lineal descendant of John Bralley, Sr. who settled in the Valley of Virginia in 1769. His wife was Mary Guy. Their children were (1) James Bralley (1765-1854) who married Hannah Smyth, daughter of Samuel and Sarah Smyth; (2) Martha Bralley (1766-1844) who married Benjamin Rodgers, Jr.; (3) Barbara Bralley, who married Joseph Hoge; (4) Mary Bralley , who married John Rodgers (brother of Benjamin Rodgers above) and (5) John Bralley, Jr., who married Martha Hoge (sister of Joseph Hoge above). This branch of the family stems from the ancient sept of O Brolaigh of Derry in northern Ireland. John Bralley, Sr. came to the colonies by way of Cork, according to family tradition. Records indicate he was in Philadelphia, PA by 1761 and eventually settled on 379 acres of land in what has become Wythe County, VA. Anyone may reach me by writing to <pre> Russ Bralley 1608 Lee Highway Bristol, VA 24201 e-mail at vipfit@3wave.com </pre> ________________________________________ <pre> Subject: Bralley/Bralley Updates Date: 4/14/2001 4:18:12 AM GMT Daylight Time From: vipfit@chartertn.net (vipfit) To: JRogers722@aol.com Datei: CecilCountyin1795.zip (4524129 Bytes) DL Zeit (32000 Bit/s): < 39 Minuten Here is a copy of e-mail I just sent to Mary Kegley in Wythe County, VA. I think it is now safe to assume that Martha Bralley, daughter of John Bralley of Wythe County, VA was born at Octorara Hundred in Cecil County, Maryland in 1766. Tell me what you think. Russ Bralley 13 April 2001 </pre> ________________________________________ Greetings Mary: I just returned from the Hall of Records in Annapolis where I undertook research to ascertain once and for all whether our old Wythe ancestor, John Bralley, Sr. came from Maryland (as has been suggested) or Pennsylvania (which is what I suspected.) The reason I'm writing is twofold: (1) to share with you my excitement at actually discovering John Bralley in Cecil County, Maryland almost right on the PA/MD border; and (2) to send you several pages from the history of Cecil County, MD. If you glance at those pages you will notice many Wythe County names, such as Porter and Ewing, etc. in these various lists. It appears that John Bralley apparently lived in Octorara Hundred right before he came to Wythe County, VA. Here's what I discovered: 1. When James Bralley told the census taker in 1850 that he was born in Maryland, he was telling the truth. James was 84 in 1850, placing his birthdate in 1766. (His sister Martha Bralley was also born in 1766.) In 1766, a "John Bralley, " living in Octorara Hundred, Cecil County, signed a petition "for a road from Fulton's Ferry (or Ball Fryar.) At that time the boundary was in dispute between Pennsylvania and Maryland. Neighbors signing the petition were James Porter, William Ewing, Sr., Samuel Ewing, Robert Porter, Robert Ewing, Patrick Ewing, Robert Porter, Robert Ewing, Thomas Love, Jno. Middlefield, Richard Gay, Wm. Ewing, Samuel Gillespie, Nat. Gillespie, Will Gillespie, John Ewing, Charles Regan, Jas. Graham, Jas. Buchanan, John McCay, Luck Packok, John Porter, Jno. Gillespie, Daniel McCay, John Bralley, Char. Simy, Ralph Sime, and Andrew Rogan. Many Wythe names here.... (see attachment.) On the attached old map you will see a settlement called "Porters" and "Ewings." Octorara Hundred is in the upper left hand side on the eastern shore of the Susquehana River at the Pennsylvania state line. 2. The name "John Braley" is also found on List of Taxables in Octorara Hundred Tax List in 1766. (see attachment.) 3. Right before he left for the western waters, he was apparently still living in the same location in Cecil County. He is mentioned under the name "John Bralley" in an Administration Account of the Prerogative Court of Maryland where he received money "in Pennsylvania currency" from the estate of William Husband. The date on document is 12 June 1769. He is found on Wythe tithable lists beginning in 1770. Also his land on Lead Mine Mill Creek was "settled in 1770." I believe he relocated to the frontier between 12 June 1769 and whenever the 1770 tithable list was taken by Herbert. 4. On a list called "Insolvents in St. Mary Ann's Parish in 1756" I notice the name Hugh Bralley in Octorara Hundred, Cecil County, Md. It is possible that this is some relation to John, perhaps even his father, uncle or brother. 5. On a list called "Taxable persons in Cecil County, 1752," I also notice the name Hugh BRayly. I have copies of two legislative petitions from Montgomery County, VA (1780's) which clearly show two examples of John Bralley's signature and they are exact duplicates. He always signed in a strong hand "John Bralley." I now intend to obtain a copy of the 1766 Cecil County road petition to compare signatures. Part of my excitement stems from the fact that our family claims to come from Cork, Ireland and there was a will from 1732 in Cork for "Hugh Brawly of Cork." Now I find another Hugh Bralley in Maryland in the exact same location where John Bralley appears in the 1760's. Could it be....... The History of Kanawha County, West Virginia and Representative Citizens says: "David A. Bralley, county judge and county commissioner of Kanawha County, who has also carried on a prosperous hardware business in Charleston for thirty years past, was born in Big Sandy district, this county, December 2, 1855, a son of Henry T. and Susan (Snyder) Bralley. His great-grandparents on the paternal side came from County Cork, Ireland, early in the 19th century, settling in the Kanawha Valley, West Virginia. The great-grandfather was accompanied by two brothers, one of whom located in the Virginia Valley and the other at Geneva, Pennsylvania. The Bralley's of this county are all descended from one or another of these three branches. [The great-grandfather of our subject, whose name is now forgotten, had received a good education in his native land and followed the occupation of a teacher, which he continued after coming to this country. He was of a good family, most of whose male members were noted for their size and physical strength. In religion, he was a Roman Catholic. He married an Irish girl, who died in this valley, as did he also at an advanced age." [Ref: The History of Kanawha County, West Virginia and Representative Citizens, pp. 496-497, supplied to the author in 1987 by Mr. Harry M. Bralley, 1534 Bedford Road, Charleston, West Virginia 25314.] The name of Hugh is not carried in our line, but is popular in the Pennsylvania Bralley's. It is conceivable that the Cecil County Hugh Bralley is the progenitor of all these purported branches. Who knows? This never ends, does it? Anyway, the real reason I'm writing is to forward the attachments. Thought you might see some sort of Wythe/Cecil connection or perhaps the various lists might include someone you are researching. All the best. Thanks for your wonderful research and books. Future generations of historians and researchers don't know how lucky they are to have access to your work. <pre> Edgar M. "Russ" Bralley Bristol, Virginia </pre>

97. Guy, Mary. Mary was born in 1742-00-00 in Maryland. She died in 1813-00-00 in Wythe Co., VA at the age of 71 years. She married Bralley, John in 1764-00-00 in Cecil Co., MD17.

Children of Guy, Mary and Bralley, John

i. Bralley, James [48]. He was born in 1764-00-00 in Cecil Co., MD. He died in 1854-00-00 in Wythe Co., VA.

More about Guy, Mary and Bralley, John:

Marriage: 1764-00-00, Cecil Co., MD17. Marriage of Bralley, John & Guy, Mary.

98. Smyth, Samuel. He married , Sarah.

99. , Sarah. She married Smyth, Samuel.

Children of , Sarah and Smyth, Samuel

i. Smyth, Hannah [49]. She was born in 1767-12-00 in Virginia. She died after 1854-00-00 in Wythe Co., VA.

100. Carter, John. John was born before 1754-00-00.

Children of unknown and Carter, John

i. Carter, Mitchell [50]. He was born on 1774-09-09 in Montgomery Co., VA. He died on 1854-05-30 in Wythe Co., VA.

102. Craig, John. John was born about 1731-00-00 in Ireland. He died in 1808-03-00 in Wythe Co., VA at the age of 77 years. He married Cox, Mary about 1760-00-00 in Rathmullan Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Notes for Craig, John

The southwestern part of Virginia had barely been explored in the 1760's. Some of the earliest explorers, traders and trappers crossed the Blue Ridge Mountains in the late 1600's and early 1700's and found a land teeming with forests, open meadows, mountain springs and plenty of wildlife. It was a rich land that beckoned to settlers and homesteaders hungry for a place to call home. However, the great migration did not start until the 1750's and 1760's. At first, land was acquired by a land patent or a "King's Grant", as it was called. And until wagon roads were built, old Indian paths were usually the only way to access this land, either by foot or packhorse. When settlers finally started making their way over the Blue Ridge Mountains and down the Valley of Virginia to settle in this land, along with them came John Craig.

John Craig established himself on a branch of New River called Crab Creek in then Augusta County about 1767 although he is thought to have arrived a few years earlier. According to Cox Family records, he arrived fresh from a skirmish with the Delaware Indians in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. John Craig may have been serving as a soldier in Robert Stewart's Troop of Light Horse when Indians near Fort McDowell, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, waylaid him and his future brothers-in-law, John and Richard Cox. Muster rolls show that this troop was stationed at Fort Maidstone on the Potomac River, a mere 40 miles from Fort McDowell. John Craig may have been sent to Fort McDowell in response to recent atrocities committed by the Delaware Indians in that area. His deposition regarding his capture and subsequent escape are recorded in the Pennsylvania Gazette on April 1, 1756. Cox family descendents state that the Cox family and John Craig all migrated to southwestern Virginia sometime after their escape from their Indian captors. John Craig's name then shows up on a list, dated 1757-1762, of persons that had made cash payments for the land of James Patton, deceased. And, in 1763, the name of John Craig is first associated with the place that was to become his home, Hans Meadows. Here, John Craig settled his family for only a little while. The original Hans Meadow deed of 400 acres from Patton's executors was granted in 1768 to John Craig as shown in Augusta County Deed Book 14, page 188 and delivered to Thomas Madison in 1770. The Hans Meadow property was to be exchanged for property that William Madison was to acquire in Kentucky for John Craig. In 1774, surveys for John Craig were made for 453 acres and 102 acres, both on Crab Creek in Montgomery County, and 174 acres in present day Wythe County. In 1779, John Craig is noted as operating a ferry across New River. Montgomery County records show John Craig and Mary, his wife, granting 400 acres to William Strother Madison in deeds of Lease and Release dated November 1781. John Craig is thought to have moved to Wythe County Virginia sometime before this transaction. In 1786, he is mentioned in road orders as living near John Montgomery and Fort Chiswell. From 1788 to 1799, there were surveys and grants issued to John Craig for land in Wythe County, including two Pierces Ferry tracts of 200 acres each, and 1100 acres in two separate tracts on Reed CreekTreasury Warrants were used to acquire some of these tracts while others were by Preemption or "Right of Settlement" certificates. The "Right of Settlement" certificates were issued by the Commissioners for adjusting titles to unpatented lands in the Districts of Washington and Montgomery. These certificates were issued for lands that had been settled prior to the Revolutionary War and for which no legal title had been made.

In 1805, John Craig made his will and noted that William Strother Madison was unable to "make good" on the 1000 acres on Simpson's Creek in Kentucky that he was to trade to John Craig for the Hans Meadow property. Elizabeth Madison, his widow, asked John Craig to "take back" the Hans Meadow property together with all the rents due on said property. Papers were drawn up and entrusted to James Craig, son of John, so that he might obtain the signatures of the heirs of William Madison when they came of lawful age. In September of 1802, James Craig entered into an agreement with Garnett Peyton and Agatha Madison Peyton his wife, and John H. Peyton and Susanna Madison Peyton, his wife, heirs of William Madison, to have the title of the Hans Meadow property returned to John Craig. The transaction was drawn up and the Hans Meadow property was sold, in consideration of the sum of one dollar current money of Virginia, to, not John Craig, but James Craig. Indeed, James Craig had placed his name in the document instead of his father's name. John Craig, in his will, asked his son to rectify the situation by giving up his interest in the "St. Clears place" on Reed Creekand also to relinquish his interest in a family of negroes. After his father's death, James Craig wrote "Having been requested by Father and Mother to give up my rights and tital of the following family of negroes that is to say Pegg Joseph and George Millie and Lidia I do hereby relinquish all right and further oblige my self to convey the right and tital of Joseph to Hiram Craig and George to David Craig after their decd and to Relinquish all my right and tital of the tract of lands on which they now live on and to give up all the tital paper that is now in my possession at any time could on given under my hand this 25th day of May 1806."

James lived at the Hans Meadow property until his death in 1834 and it stayed in the family until the death of James's great-granddaughter, Mary Sherwood FlaggHe also inherited property in Russell County from his brother Robert. He and his wife, Anne, sold that land in 1804. Many of James Craig's descendents lived and raised families in the Montgomery County area. John Craig's other son's all moved further south. Robert purchased property in Washington, Russell and present day Lee County, Virginia. His will was written in 1792 and probated in 1794 in Wythe County. Many sources state that Indians killed him while he was gathering water at the spring near the Craig home. John, Jr. moved to Washington County and lived there with his family until about 1829-30. He had land next door to his father in Wythe County and also inherited the St. Clears place from his father. His son, Frederick, sold both properties after his father's death. David also moved to Washington County Virginia and died there about 1812. He inherited Kirk's place after his brother Robert died. David and his wife, Margaret, sold this property to Joseph Meek, Jr. in 1806. Hiram inherited land in Lee County, Virginia from his brother Robert. He moved there, settled down and acquired more property until about 1816 when he moved with his family to Missouri. He died there in 1842. He also inherited the Dewees place. Morton Peterson contested the title to this property in 1808. Hiram Craig and William Niel, who claimed under assignee Thomas Quirk, finally received a clear title to the property and sold it in 1816 to William Peppers and William Pepper. Four daughters are mentioned in John Craig's will. Cynthia married a Stotts. She is supposed to have inherited 200 acres on the New River called "The Bend". However, this property is yet to be found. James Stotts shows up on the Lee County Property Tax List for 1799. He is thought to be Cynthia's husband and migrated first to Kentucky and later to Morgan County, Indiana sometime after 1800. The granddaughter, Indiana, who is mentioned in John Craig's will is believed to be Cynthia's daughter. An Indiana Stotts is found in the Indiana marriage records. Another daughter, Idress, inherited the one tract of the Pierce's Ferry property by her father's will. Her descendents operated the Craig, and later, Carter Ferry, for many years. She married Mitchell Carter, who, according to court records, "became embarrassed" and left Virginia for the state of Missouri for some years. Her son Craig Carter maintained Idress until her death in 1847. Mitchell Carter's will was probated in 1854 and he divided his estate with his daughter Margaret and his granddaughter Idress, which whom he had been living. Nancy Craig, who married Samuel Crockett, inherited the other 200 acres tract of the Pierces Ferry property. She and her husband sold this property to Mitchell Carter in 1828. However, in Nancy's will dated 1854, she devises her old homestead plantation to her son Hiram C. Crockett. Further research is needed to determine if this is the same 200 acres devised to her in her father's will. Jane Allison, John Craig's last daughter, married James Allison, son of Halbert Allison of Wythe County. James Craig was to relinquish all right to the Negroes Pegg, Milly, Liddy and George to his sister Jane. Jane and her husband, James, originally lived in Wythe County but later moved to Pulaski County. Or possibly, they were in the section of Wythe County that became part of Pulaski County when it was formed.

My research continues on John Craig and his many descendants. One descendant married a Governor of Virginia, one was a Lieutenant Governor and one was a US Congressman. They were farmers, lawyers, sheriffs and all seemed to prosper despite illness, war, and primitive living conditions. While mystery still shrouds the ancestors and origin of John Craig, Sr. of Hans Meadows, there is no doubt that he left quite a legacy that continues to this day and that is the Descendants of John Craig. -- Susan Blair Bromm

EARLY ADVENTURES ON THE WESTERN WATERS VOL I The New River of Virginia in Pioneer Days, 1745-1800 by Mary B Kegley and F B Kegley, Green Publishers, Inc, Orange ,VA copyright 1980…

Chpt 1..The Creeks, Roads and Setttlements..Crab Creek section..

"In 1750 another survey was made for Colonel Patton for 400 acres at the head of Crab Creek. This tract was sold to John Craig who established his house there and increased his holdings to cover the gap between Crab Creek, Elliot's Creek of the South fork of the Roanoke and Meadow Creek draining into the waters of New River. This location became a road and community center which later was to become Christiansburg, the county seat of Montgomery Co.(VA)…."

Augues 23, 1753: Chpt II..The Land Records..New River, Draper's Meadow, Tom's, Strouble's and Crab Creek..

Augusta County Surveys..(August County Deeds (from original records in Staunton and as published in Vol III , CHRONICLES...by Chalkey)...1768, John Craig from James Patton's executors, 400 acres on Crab Creek, patent Aug 23, 1753.

April 1,1756, PHILADELPHIA, April 1. Extract of a Letter from Fort Shirley, in Cumberland County, dated March 20,1756. There is also come to Town, since our last, one John Craig, who was taken and carried off by five Delaware Indians, on the Eleventh of February last as he was in Search of two Sons of the Widow Coxe, of Cumberland County, whose House was burnt on that Day by the Indians. He informs us, that they immediately stripped him, tied a Rope about his Nick, and drove him before them: That on travelling towards the Cove Mountains they gave the War Halloo, which was answered by two Indians, to whom they went, and there he saw the Widow Coxe's Sons with Ropes about their Necks: That at Night the three Prisoners were stripped quite naked, and their Limbs stretch out to the utmost Extent, and tied to a Post and Trees, and then each had a Blanket thrown over him, and in that Condition remained all Night: That in the Morning the Indians loaded the Prisoners with their Luggage, and travelled seven Days West Northerly, till they came to the Kiskimonetas Creek (as our Informer believes) where they heard a great Firing of Guns, on which they raised the War Halloo, and were answered by another: soon after which an Indian met them and told them he belonged to a Party under King Shingas, who was not far off, and after the usual Ceremonies went away again: That then another Indian came to tell them Shingas was ready to receive them; on which they set up a great War Shout, provided themselves with Hickory Withs, and lashed the Ground with them in a furious Manner; and when they came in Sight of the other Indians, fell a whipping the Prisoners most unmercifully, making the Blood come at almost every Stroke: That when they met a Council was held about the Prisoners, and Craig was given to Shingas, who adopted him for his Son; and he, and his Party, separating from the other Indians, took him along with them till they came to a Water called the Loyalhanning, where they staid four Days, during which time they were very inquisitive about the Strength of McDowell's Fort, and our other Forts and what the English were doing: That then Shingas and his Party went off, as they said, for McDowell's Fort, and left Craig in the Custody of four Indian Men and two Women; and soon after Captain Jacobs, with Sixteen Indians, came to them, staid with them two Nights, and set out for Cape Capon in Virginia, as they gave out: That the four Indians then made him assist them in making a Raft to cross the River with, which when finished they went a Hunting, and he returned to the Cabin to the Women, who went to gather Hawes, and he made his Escape. He says further, that while he was with the Indians he heard Shingas, and others of them, often say, that a Body of Indians, to consist of many Hundreds, and to be made up of the Delawares, Shawanese, Mingoes, Tawaws, Twightwees, Owendaets, Chepawaes, Coghnewaga's, and long hair'd Indians, were to come into Pennsylvania in two Months, in order to cut off its Inhabitants, and that they would carry on the War against them as long as there was a Man of them alive. (From The Pennsylvania Gazette (1756), Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library, Accessible Archives Newspapers, http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/ - Note that this is only accessible at the University of Virginia Library.)

May 11, 1756, The Muster Roll of the Troop of Light Horse Commanded by Capt. Robert Stewart at Maidstone. John Craig, enlisted December 4, 1755, age 24, 5'8", Weaver, Ireland, enlisted by Capt. Robert Stewart. (Use the search option online in the digital collection of George Washington's Papers at the Library of Congress, http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ to view the Muster Rolls)

July 30, 1756, A Roll of Capt. Robert Stewart's Troop of Light Horse. John Craig, enlisted December 4, 1755 in Virginia, age 24, 5'8", Weaver from Ireland, Light colored hair and white eyebrows. (Use the search option online in the digital collection of George Washington's Papers at the Library of Congress, http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ to view the Muster Rolls)

September 9, 1756, PHILADELPHIA, September 9. Extract of a Letter from Winchester, September 1, 1756. "By a Letter from Williamsburg we have certain Information, that 150 Cherokees will be with us very soon. That the Catawba King was at Charles-Town, and as soon as he retuned, we might expect 50 of their Warriors; and that these two Nations are firmly attached to our Interest. When these Indians arrive, we shall be able to deal with the French in their own Way, and can then carry the War (an Indian one) into their own Country." Since our last came to Town John Cox, a young Lad, who escaped from the Indians on the 14th of August last, and gives us the following Information, viz. "That himself, his Brother Richard, and John Craig, were taken Prisoners, in the Beginning of February last, by nine Delaware Indians, from a Plantation, distant bout two Miles from McDowell's Mill, and carried to the Kittatinning Town, on the Ohio: That on his Way thither he met Shingas, with a Party of 30 Men, and afterwards Captain Jacobs, with 15, who were going on a design to destroy the Settlements in Conegocheague: That when he arrived at Kittatinning, he saw there about 100 fighting Men, of the Delaware Tribe, with their Families, and about 50 English Prisoners, consisting of Men, Women and Children: That during his Stay there, Shingas and Jacobs's Parties returned, the one with 9 scalps, and 10 prisoners, the other with several scalps, and 5 Prisoners; and that another Company of 18, came from Diahoga, with 17 Scalps fixed on a Pole, and carried them to Fort Du Quesne, to obtain their Reward: That the Warriors held a Council, which with their War Dances, continued a Week; after which Capt. Jacobs went off with a Party of 48 Men, intending (as he was told) to fall upon the Inhabitants of Paxton: That the Indians frequently said they were resolved to kill all the white Folks, except a few, with whom they would afterwards make a Peace: That they made an Example of one Paul Bradley, whom they, agreeable to their usual Cruelty, beat for Half and Hour with Clubs and Tomahawks, and afterwards fastening him to a Post, cropt his Ears close to his Head; after which an Indian chopt off his Fingers, and another, with a red hot Iron, burnt him all over the Belly, in such a barbarous Manner, that occasioned a Smoke, by which the Prisoner (who, with the other white People they obliged to be Witnesses of their horrid Barbarity) could hardly see him: That then they shot him full of arrows, and at last killed and scalped him, and made the Prisoners burn his body. He likewise says further, that about the Beginning of March he was taken by three Indians to Drahoga, where he found about 50 Warriors belonging the Delaware, Mohiccon and Minsha Tribes, and about 20 German Prisoners; That while he was there the Indians frequently went in Parties of 12, to destroy the Inhabitants, and as often returned with their Scalps, but no Prisoners: That their whole Conversation was continually filled with Expressions of Vengeance against the English, and Resolutions to kill them, and lay waste their Country: That in May all the Indians removed form Diahoga about 25 Miles higher up the River to plan Corn, where most of them have since lived. That they, with the Prisoners, during the whole Summer, have been in a starving Condition, having very little Venison and Corn, and reduced to the Necessity of eating Dog Flesh, and the few Roots and Berries they could collect in the Woods: That several of the Prisoners have died for want of food: That six Weeks ago, about 100 Indians went off from the Sasquehanna to the Ohio, for a Supply of Provisions and Ammunition, and were expected back in 30 Days: That while they were in this distressed Situation they talked several Times of making Peace with the English and many of them observed that it was better to do so than starve; for that the Rewards the French gave them for Scalps were not sufficient to support them, not having received from them more than one Loaf of Bread for each Scalp. But that old Makomesy, the Master of this Prisoner, and one of their Chiefs, endeavoured to dissuade them from entering into any peaceable Measures with the English, and had constantly encouraged them to continue the War. That while these Things were in agitation, an Indian Chief came among them, and informed them that the Mingo's could live with the English, and be furnished with Provisions and every Thing they wanted, while they the Delaware were starving for carrying on War against them. That about two Months ago, he saw several of the Indians going away, with an Intention (as he was informed) to know of the Governor of Pennsylvania whether the English would agree to make Peace; but that he was told by Makomesy, they were only gone to see whether the English were strong, and get Provisions from them. That on the 9th of August he left Diahoga, and came down the River in a Canoe, with Makomesy, to Gnahay, to get some Corn that was left under Ground, and that in the Morning after he arrived there, the Indian having gone out to hunt, he made his escape on the 14th and came to Fort Augusta at 6 o'clock that Evening, very much fatigued. He adds that in the Engagement at Sideling Hill in April last there were only three Indians killed; and that they carried but five of the Prisoners they took there to Kittatinning, having lost about 20 of them in the Woods." (From The Pennsylvania Gazette (1756), Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library, Accessible Archives Newspapers, http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/--Note that this is only accessible through the University of Virginia Library. For more information, see also Frontier Forts of Pennsylvania, Vol. 1, by Clarence M. Busch, State Printer of Pennsylvania, 1896, p. 548; Minutes of the Provincial Council of Pennsylvania, From the organization to the termination of the proprietary government, published by the state, Vol. VII, Harrisburg, 1851, pp. 242-243; Pennsylvania Archives, Volume II, Philadelphia, 1853, p. 575))

August 1, 1757, A Muster Roll of Capt. Robert Stewart's Company In the Virginia Regiment. John Craig, age 25, 5'8", enlisted by Capt. Stewart Dec. 4, 1755, Weaver from Ireland, Entertained in Winchester, Enlisted in Frederick County, Fair complexion, long fair hair, well made. (Use the search option online in the digital collection of George Washington's Papers at the Library of Congress, http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ to view the Muster Rolls)

1757-1762, Craig, John, Augusta County, VA, Land Payments--The items listed are in the main receipts of cash on payment for lands bought of Col. Patton, to whom bounds had been given. Alex. Dall, John Thomson, John Robinson, Hugh Mills, John Stephenson, Wm. Patterson, William Buchanan, Augustine Price, Jacob Shull, Philip Harless, Mich'l Price, James Kerr, John Craig, Edd. Hall, James Coyle, Wm. Sawyers, James Davis for Wm. Hall, Patrick Sharkey, James Moore, James Armstrong, James Neeley for Moore, James Hollis, Dan'l. Brown, Adam Wall, Wm. Sawyer for Sam'l. Crockett's heirs. Kegley's Virginia Frontier; the beginning of the Southwest; the Roanoke of colonial days, 1740-1783, by F. B. Kegley (F229 .K26 1938)

August, 1762, Craig, John, Augusta County, VA, Augusta Fee Books--Page 106, John Craig, Borden's Land. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Vol. 1, County Court Judgments, by Lyman Chalkley.

April 23, 1763, Craig, John, Augusta County, VA, Road Orders--(51) William Grymes, James Neilly and William Robinson to be road overseers from Grymes Clearing to the head of the run above Madison's plantation; John Craig from thence to New River on the lands of John Buchanan, gent., and Alexr. and William Sayers from thence to Fort Chiswell; Wm Preston is to apportion tithables as far as Fort Lewis and Wm. Thompson from thence to Fort Chiswell. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Vol. 1, County Court Judgments, by Lyman Chalkley.

June 28, 1763, Craig, John, Augusta County, VA, Writ--Henry Smith vs. John Craig--Qui Tam. Roanoke; (or Hance's) Meadow, near New River. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Vol. 1, County Court Judgments, by Lyman Chalkley.

August, 1764, Craig, John, Augusta County, VA, Augusta Fee Books--Page 101, John Craig, Vanses. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Vol. 1, County Court Judgments, by Lyman Chalkley.

November 22, 1764, Craig, John, Augusta County, VA, Trespass writ--John Madison vs. John Craig. Defendant lives on New River. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Vol. 1, County Court Judgements, by Lyman Chalkley.

March, 1765, Craig, John, Augusta County, VA, Augusta Fee Books--page 58, John Craig, Vanses. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Vol. 1, County Court Judgements, by Lyman Chalkley.

February 5, 1768, Craig, John, Augusta County, VA, Grantee--Between John Buchanan and William Thomson only acting Executors for the last will and testament of James Patton late of the County of Augusta gent deceased of the one part and John Craig of the said county of the other part for a parcel of land whereof the said James Patton was seized by sellers patent dated the 22nd day of August 1753 containing 400 acres more or less on a branch of New River called Crab Creek. Delivered to Thomas Madison July 23, 1770. (Augusta County Deed Book 14, pp. 188-191.)

In 1768 John Craig purchased from Patton's executors 400 acres where he had been living for a number of years...

February 14, 1770, Craig, John, Botetourt County, VA--Road Divisions--Ingles Ferry to Roanoke, William Ingles and John Craig. (Kegley's Virginia Frontier; the beginning of the Southwest; the Roanoke of colonial days, 1740-1783, by F. B. Kegley, F229 .K26 1938 and Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1970, (1 Volume in 2 Parts), F226 .S82 1929, Pages 63-64).

May 8, 1770, At a Court held for Botetourt County: Present--Andrew Lewis, William Preston, Israel Christian, Philip Love, Stephen Trigg, Robert Breckenridge, John Bowyer, William Ingles and John Montgomery, Gent. The Grand Jury summoned by the Sherif appeared in court and were sworn, to wit: John McFarran, Samuel Walker, Wm. McClenachan, James Neelly, Samuel Crocket, Patrick Shirkey, William Paxton, James McClure, John Craig, Arthur McClure, John Collier, Moses Collier, William Gilispie, Samuel Lawrence, Matthew Arbuckle & George McAfee returned and presented the following persons: Catharine Whitley, alias Brush for having a base born child. (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1970, (1 Volume in 2 Parts), F226 .S82 1929, Page 77).

May 14, 1771, At a court held for Botetourt County: Present--John Bowyer, David Robinson, William Inglish and Robert Drake, Gentlemen. Ordered that John Craig be appointed Constable in the room of Abraham Chrisman, who is discharged from that office. (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1970, (1 Volume in 2 Parts), F226 .S82 1929, Page 121).

August 13, 1771, At a court held for Botetourt County: Present--Robert Breckenridge, Andrew Lewis, Israel Christian & William Christian, Gentlemen. Ordered that the tithables from Isaac Taylor's including the said Taylor's to John Madison's be added to the gang that work under Jacob Kent, and that the sd. Kent clear the road from the sd. Madison's to the path that leads to the Devil's den, and that the tithables that work under Majr. William Inglish and John Cray [Craig] clear the road from thence to New River. Ordered that John Craig, John Henderson, Samuel Robins, Giles Jackson, Thomas Raferty, David McGee, Swain Polson, John McCormack, Robert McGeehee, John Smith, Robert Ritchie, Abraham Fulder, David Robinson, John Vanlear, Samuel McGeehee, William Robinson, Joshua McCormack be summoned to the next court to show cause why they refused to obey Robert Alexander, Sheriff, in retaking Joseph Alexander after breaking prison. (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1970, (1 Volume in 2 Parts), F226 .S82 1929, Page 128).

October 8, 1771, At a court held for Botetourt County: Present--John Bowyer, Israel Christian, William Christian, William Fleming and Stephen Trigg, Gentlemen. George Taylor and William Boyles to be added to John Craig Company and taken from William Kavanaugh, John Gresson & Garrett Manefield and all the tithables in their families to work under William Sawyers on the main road and discharged from working under William Inglish. (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1970, (1 Volume in 2 Parts), F226 .S82 1929, Page 134).

November 10, 1772, At a court held for Botetourt County: Present--Robert Breckenridge, Andrew Woods, Benjamin Hawkins and Stephen Trigg, Gentlemen. John Craig, Peter Direly, Wm. Bryants, and the Overseers of the Road from the Big Lick to Mr. John Howard's, and John Howard the Overseer of the Road from his to the Stone House, and to the Bedford line. (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1970, (1 Volume in 2 Parts), F226 .S82 1929, Page 162).

May 4, 1773, At a Court continued and held for Fincastle County: Present--John Montgomery, James McGavock, Anthony Bledsoe, Arthur Campbell, Gentlemen Justices. A Grand Jury for the Inquest and Body of this County to wit James Davis, Joseph Crockett, Chas. Allison, William Montgomery, Robert Davis, Samuel Davis, Alexander Campbell, Samuel Montgomery, William Ewen, James Montgomery, James Hollis, Robert Montgomery, William Sawyers, George Ewen and John Craig were sworn and received their Charge retired to consider the presentment. (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1970, (1 Volume in 2 Parts), F226 .S82 1929, Page 603).

July 6, 1773, At a Court for Fincastle County: Present--Stephen Trigg, Walter Crockett, Robert Doack, James Thompson, Gentl. Justices. On the motion of John Craig his Mark is ordered to be recorded a Crop on the right ear and an underkeel in the off ear & his brand E G on the nigh side. John Craig fined Five Pounds for a contempt offered to the Court in their presence. On the Motion of John Craig his mark is admitted to record a crop of the nigh ear and underkeel in the other ear his Bran EG on the nigh side entered before on page 73. (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1970, (1 Volume in 2 Parts), F226 .S82 1929, Pages 607 and 609).

September 7, 1773, At a Court held for Fincastle County: Present--William Inglis, James Thompson, Walter Crockett, James McGavock, James McCorkle. John Craig, Peter Stevens, and Philip Barriers being first sworn are appointed to view that way, the nighest and best way, from the Glades near Draper's Meadows to the market Road Ln. Craig and make report thereof to the next Court. (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1970, (1 Volume in 2 Parts), F226 .S82 1929, Page 612).

November 2, 1773, At a Court held for Fincastle County: Present--Walter Crockett, James Thompson, Arthur Campbell, Anthony Bledsoe, James McCorkle-Gent. and Justices. A Grand Jury for the Body and Inguist of this County being sworn (to-wit) Robt. Montgomery, William Montgomery, Jos. Crockett, In. Sharp, Robt. Craig, Wm. Ewing, Chas. Allison, In. Haven, Saml. Pepper, In. Maxwell, Jn. Crockett, Jn. Craig, Benj. Logan, Joseph Cloyd, Jacob Shull and James Davis. (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1970, (1 Volume in 2 Parts), F226 .S82 1929, Page 617).

April 26, 1774, Craig, John, Fincastle County, VA Survey--John Craig, 453 acres on Crab Creek "including part of Han's Meadows and the Mile Branch"; 102 acres including an improvement made by William Lessly; 174 acres both sides of New River including an island, adjoining James Tuttle (This tract, surveyed in 1775, is located in present Wythe County). (Mary B. Kegley's Early Adventurers on the Western Waters, Vol. 1, page 184 states that this information is from Fincastle County Surveys --surveys filed in Plat Book A, well indexed, located at Christiansburg--date refers to the date the survey was completed, F232.W9 K44).

April 26, 1774, Craig, John, Fincastle County, VA Survey--Survey for John Craig 102 acres of land in Fincastle County on Crab Creek the waters of New River including an improvement made by William Lessly by virtue of an Order of Council of the 16th December 1773 and being part of the Loyal Company's Grant. (Montgomery County VA Record of Plotts, Book A 1773-1782, p. 93, on microfilm at the Library of Virginia, positive reel 33).

April 26, 1774, Craig, John, Fincastle County, VA, Survey--Survey for John Craig 453 acres of land in Fincastle County on Crab Creek the waters of New River including part of Hann's Meadows & the Mile Branch by Virtue of an Order of Council fo December 16, 1773 and part of the Loyal Company Grant. (Montgomery County VA Record of Plotts, Book A 1773-1782, p. 91, on microfilm at the Library of Virginia, positive reel 33).

May 3, 1774, At a Court Held for Fincastle County: Present--Stephen Trigg, William Campbell, Walter Crockett, Arthur Campbell-Gentlemen Justices. A Grand Jury for the inquest of the Body of this County to wit, Robert Montgomery, Foremen, William Montgomery, John Craig, John Havens, John Hill, Samuel Pepper, Jonathan Jennings, Thos. Montgomery, James Montgomery, William Rutherford, Joseph Crockett, James Davis, Saml. Ewing, Andrew Crockett, Benj. Logan, Robt. Davis and Jacob Anderson. (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1970, (1 Volume in 2 Parts), F226 .S82 1929, Page 623).

May 3, 1774, At a Court continued and held for Fincastle County: Present--John Montgomery, Walter Crockett, Arthur Campbell, William Campbell, James McGavock, William Ingles-Gentlemen Justices. Josiah Baker, Plaintiff against Gasper Manier, Defendant-In Case. This day came the parties by their attornies and thereupon came also a Jury (to-wit) Jn. Reed, Jn. Craig, Alex. Newly, Wm. Davis, Wm. Sipell, Thos. Patton, Jn. Rodgers, Jas. Young, Felty Pup, Thos. Whitton, Jas. Craig and John Carmack. Saml. Sipell having made oath that he had attended four days as a witness for Josiah Baker against Gasper Mansker It is ordered that the said Josiah Baker pay him for the same one hundred pounds of Tobacco. (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1970, (1 Volume in 2 Parts), F226 .S82 1929, Page 626).

1774, John Craig, 453 acres on Crab Creek, "including part of Han's Meadows and the Mile Branch"; 102 acres including an improvement made by William "Lessly"; 174 acres both sides of New River including an Island, adjoining James Tuttle (This tract, suryeyed in 1775 is located in present Wythe County).

January 3, 1775, Craig, John, Fincastle County, VA, Survey--Survey for John Craig 174 acres of land in Fincastle County lying on both sides of New River including an island agreeable to an Order of Council of the 16th December 1773 and being part of the Loyal Company's Grant in a line of James Tuttles land. (Montgomery County VA Record of Plotts, Book A 1773-1782, p. 133, on microfilm at the Library of Virginia, positive reel 33).

March 7, 1775, At a Court held for Fincastle County: Present--Stephen Trigg, Arthur Campbell, Walter Crockett, William Campbell-Gentlemen Justices. On the motion of Wm. Roberts who having made oath according to Certificate for obtaining Letters Administration of the Estate of John Roberts deceased he having with Securitys entered into and acknowledged their According to Law. Ordered that Gilbert Christian, John Craig, Anthony Head & William Elliott or any three of them who being first sworn do appraise the personal Estate and slaves if any & make return. (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1970, (1 Volume in 2 Parts), F226 .S82 1929, Page 641).

August, 1776, Craig, John, Augusta County, VA, Augusta Fee Books--Page 76, John Craig, Hans Meadow. (Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Vol. 1, County Court Judgements, by Lyman Chalkley).

November 3, 1778, At a Court held for Montgomery: Present--John Montgomery, Daniel Trigg, Andrew Boyd, William Doak-Gentlemen. Macfareland vs. Kegley a Jury sworn (to wit) John Macfareland, William Montgomery, Andrew Crockett, James Simpson, Samuel Shannon, John Adams, James Mackanan, William Pierce, William Rutherford, John Craig, William Ward and Thomas Foster who returned their verdict for £500 damages, Judgment accordingly and Costs. (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1970, (1 Volume in 2 Parts), F226 .S82 1929, Page 697).

June 2, 1779, Craig, John, Montgomery County, VA, Ferry Fees--Ordered that Samuel Pepper be allowed to demand and receive for setting a man and horse across New River at his ferry the sum of four shillings from and after this untill (sic) the 3d day of August next. William Inglis and David Herbert same during same time and no more. John Craig same and so in proportion according to law. (Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Vol. 1, County Court Judgements, by Lyman Chalkley and Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1970, (1 Volume in 2 Parts), F226 .S82 1929, Page 715).

September 7, 1779, At a Court held for Montgomery County: Present--Andrew Boyd, Robert Sayers, James Newell, John Henderson, William Davies, Joseph Crockett-Gentlemen. Ordered that John Craig be fined the sum of five pounds for misbehaving in Court. (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1970, (1 Volume in 2 Parts), F226 .S82 1929, Page 723).

November 2, 1779, At a Court held for Montgomery County: Present--James McGavock, Andrew Boyd, Joseph Crockett, Joseph Gray-Gentlemen. A grand jury for the body of this County being sworn viz. Frederick Edwards, Joseph Hildredge, John Adams, John Alcorn, James Finley, Jacob Tobler, Joseph Montgomery, John Craig, Samuel Ewing, James Montgomery, Henry Francis, Josiah Ramsey, George Breckenridge, and John Miller, who after having received their Charge returned, and having made their presentments were dismissed. (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1970, (1 Volume in 2 Parts), F226 .S82 1929, Page 729).

May 1, 1781, At a court held for Montgomery County: Present--James McGavock, Adam Deen, Robert Sayers, Samuel Ewing, James Newell, William Campbell-Justices. Ordered John Craig who is in custody of the sheriff have liberty to appear here in Court tomorrow at the trial of Springer against him. (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1970, (1 Volume in 2 Parts), F226 .S82 1929, Page 752).

November 5, 1781, Craig, John, Montgomery County, VA, Grantor--John Craig of Montgomery Co. for one part and William Strother Madison of Botetourt Co. for the other part. For 5 shillings from Madison to Craig paid for the lease for a tract of land containing 400 acres being the same granted to James Patton by letters patent bearing date 22 August 1753 and since conveyed by his executors to the s-d John Craig by Deeds of Lease and Release admitted to record in Augusta County, lying and being in Montgomery County the head of a branch of New River called Crab Creek. (Montgomery County, VA Deed Book A, 1773-1789 by James L. Douthat, Mountain Press, Signal Mountain, TN p. 52).

November 6, 1781, Craig, John, Montgomery County, VA, Grantor--John Craig and Mary his wife of Montgomery Co. for one part and William Strother Madison of Botetourt Co. for the other part. For 400.0.0 current money of Virginia from Madison to Craig and his wife for the release of a tract of land containing 400 acres being the same granted to James Patton by letters patent dated 22 August 1753, recorded in Augusta County, lying in Montgomery County on the head of a branch of New River called Crab Creek. (Montgomery County, VA Deed Book A, 1773-1789 by James L. Douthat, Mountain Press, Signal Mountain, TN p. 52).

September 21, 1782-We the Commissioners for the District of Washington & Montgomery, do certify that William Preston, Thomas Madison, & Andrew Lewis administrators of William Madison Decd, who was assignee of John Craig, assignee of William Lesley are entitled to the preemption of one thousand acres of land lying in Montgomery on Crab Creek the Waters of New River, adjoining the settlement, to hold the said lands to them as the survivors or survivor of them in trust, for the heirs of the said Wm Madison Decd, they having proved to this court they are entitled to the same by the actual settlement of Wm Lesley & John Craig in 1767. Give under our hands this 21st of Sept. 1782. Jos. Cabel, N. Cabell, Gabl. Penn, Commsr. attest James Reid Clk. (Virginia Land Office Preemption Certificates 1782-1785, Nos. 2236-2738, LOI Entry 33, Reel 6 on microfilm at the Library of Virginia).

February 5, 1782, At a court held for Montgomery County: Present--James McGavock, James Newell, Andrew Boyd, Samuel Ewing, James Montgomery. John Craig who was bound by recognizance to appear here at Court appeared accordingly whereupon Witnesses being examined as well as for the sd. Craig &c. as for the Commonwealth whereupon and upon Consideration the Court were of opinion that the said John Craig be to give security to keep the Peace of this Commonwealth for Twelve Months and a day himself in the sum of twenty pounds and Two securities in the sum of ten pounds Each Whereupon the sd. John Craig came into Court and acknowledged himself indebted to this Commonwealth in the sum of Twenty Pounds and Fred. Edwards and David Sayers in the sum of ten pounds Each to be levied of their Respective Lands and Chattels, and to the Commonwealth rendered, Yet upon condition &c. (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1970, (1 Volume in 2 Parts), F226 .S82 1929, Page 755).

September 29, 1785, At a court continued & held for Montgomery County: Present--James McGavock, James McCorkle, John Adams, William Thompson-Gent. Cook vs. Keer a Jury sworn to try the issue joined to wit, John Craig, Wm. Gleaves, Joseph Baker, Andrew Duncan, Joseph Mairs, Robert Inglish, Robert Brackenridge, Daniel Collins, Jos. Dun, John Kennaday, Peter Pinkley and Richard Randolph, Verdict of Plt. £10u. Whereupon a new Tryal is granted. (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1970, (1 Volume in 2 Parts), F226 .S82 1929, Page 801).

March 28, 1786, Road established from the end of a road that comes from Col. Gallaway's Iron Works by Griffy Dickenson's Mill in Botetourt County, by John Craig's and John Montgomery's near Fort Chiswell. (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1970, (1 Volume in 2 Parts), F226 .S82 1929, Page 811).

August 24, 1786, John Craig appointed administrator of James Chambertain, Henry Patton and Adam Hance securities. (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1970, (1 Volume in 2 Parts), F226 .S82 1929, Page 815).

November 6, 1787, Will of Michael Daugherty proved by John and James Craig, Sarah Daugherty administratrix. (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1970, (1 Volume in 2 Parts), F226 .S82 1929, Page 821).

February 5, 1788, James Craig admitted Deputy Sheriff. Wm. Bobbett appointed overseer of the new road passing by Craigs Ferry. (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1970, (1 Volume in 2 Parts), F226 .S82 1929, Page 821).

July 18, 1788, Craig, John, Montgomery County, VA, Grant--Grant to John Craig, by virtue of a certificate in right of settlement given by the Commissioners for adjusting the titles to unpatented land in the District of Washington and Montgomery and in consideration of the ancient composition of one pound sterling, 200 acres by survey bearing date the sixth day of April 1784 known by the name of Pearces Ferry corner to David Sayers land, along Spencer's line, along Johnston's line and crossing the river (New). (Virginia Land Grants 18, pp. 145-146 on microfilm at the Library of Virginia)

1789 Survey Craig, John Montgomery County, VA In Montgomery County Survey Book D there is a survey for Thomas Madison & Andrew Lewis, surviving administrators of the estate of William Strother Madison deceased, 2000 acres, inclusive survey, including the following: 400 acres granted James Patton and conveyed by his executors to John Craig and by Craig to Madison; 400 acres entered 1782 on a Commissioner's Certificate, granted 1782 to assignees of John Craig, assignee of William Lestley [Lesley]; 1,000 acres entered 1783 on preemption warrant and _____ acres entered by John Craig and assigned to Madison, lands located on Crab Creek and Mile branch of New and some headwaters of North and South Forks of Roanoke on the Allegeny (Allegheny) Mountain, including a place called Hans Meadows. The chainmen were James Craig and James Stotts, and John Craig was Director. J. Preston surveyor of Montgomery County dated the survey Sept. 22, 1789. (Survey Book D, pages 544, 545). (Mary B. Kegley's Early Adventurers on the Western Waters, Vol. 1, pages 185-6)

October 6, 1789, Charles Carter appointed overseer of the road from John Craig's to where it meets the great road. (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1970, (1 Volume in 2 Parts), F226 .S82 1929, Page 826).

February 1, 1793, Craig, John, Wythe County, VA, Grant--Grant to John Craig, by virtue of a certificate in right of settlement given by the Commissioners for adjusting the titles to unpatented land in the District of Washington and Montgomery and in consideration of the ancient composition of three pounds sterling paid by John Craig, containing 600 acres by survey bearing date the twenty fourth day of March, 1791, lying on New River and including an island. (Virginia Land Grants 27, pp. 454-455 on microfilm at the Library of Virginia.)

August 13, 1795, Craig, John, Wythe County, VA, Survey--Surveyed for John Craig, Senr, 500 acres by virtue of an entry made on part of a land office treasury warrant no. 17875 dated 21st July 1783 assigned to him by John Preston who was the assignee of Michael Ryon bounded by land of Wm. Rogers and Craig on Reed creek and St. Clears branch. Recd 12 Jan 1798, Grant issued 9th Jan. 1799. Hiram Craig, D. S., Robert Adams S. U. C. (Surveys on microfilm at the Library of Virginia)

Sept. 10, 1795, Craig, John, Wythe County, VA, Survey--Surveyed for John Craig, 200 acres of land by virtue of a certificate of settlement lying on New River adjoining his former survey of 200 acres made on part of the above certificate known by the name of Pierces ferry corner to a survey of 600 acres made in the name of John Craig, a corner to Charles Carter's land and corner to other 200 acres Pierces Ferry land. Hiram Craig, D. S., Robert Adams, S. U. C. (Surveys on microfilm at the Library of Virginia)

January 28, 1796, Craig, John and Mary, his wife, Wythe County, VA, Grantor--Between John Craig & Mary his wife of Wythe County and state of Virginia of the one part & Joseph Baker of the County & state aforesaid of the other part, Witnesseth that the said John Craig for & in consideration of the sum of L100 current money of Virginia to him in hand paid hath bargained & sold unto the said Joseph Baker 135 acres of land part of a tract of 600 acres which was pattened to the sd John Craig bearing date the 21sth day of Mary 1791 lying in Wythe county on New River. Witnesses: Hiram Craig, Robert Sayers. (Wythe County VA Deed Book 1, page 358 on microfilm at the Library of Virginia.)

January 28, 1796, Craig, John and Mary, his wife, Wythe County, VA, Grantor-Between John Craig & Mary his wife of Wythe County and state of Virginia of the one part & Christian Baker of the County & state aforesaid of the other part, Witnesseth that the said John Craig for & in consideration of the sum of L100 current money of Virginia to him in hand paid hath bargained & sold unto the said Christian Baker 70 acres of land part of a tract of 600 acres which was pattened to the sd John Craig bearing date the 21sth day of Mary 1791 lying in Wythe county on New River. Witnesses: Hiram Craig, David Sayers, Robert Sayers. (Wythe County VA Deed Book 1, page 358 on microfilm at the Library of Virginia.)

January 28, 1796, Craig, John and Mary, his wife, Wythe County, VA, Grantor-Between John Craig & Mary his wife of Wythe County and state of Virginia of the one part & Isaac Baker of the County & state aforesaid of the other part, Witnesseth that the said John Craig for & in consideration of the sum of L100 current money of Virginia to him in hand paid hath bargained & sold unto the said Isaac Baker 190 acres of land part of a tract of 600 acres which was pattened to the sd John Craig bearing date the 21sth day of Mary 1791 lying in Wythe county on New River and including part of an island. Witnesses: Hiram Craig, David Sayers, Robert Sayers. (Wythe County VA Deed Book 1, page 359 on microfilm at the Library of Virginia.)

1797, Craig, John and Mary, his wife, Wythe County, VA, Grantor--Pg. 98--John & Mary Craig to Charles Calfee. 200 acres on both sides of New River (part of 600 acres) adjacent to Joseph Baker, for £200. Wit: Hiram Craig, Robert Sayers, William Tipton. (Abstracts of Wythe County Deed Book #2, 1800 Tax Lists & Abstracts of Deeds 1796-1800 of Wythe County, Virginia by Netti Schreiner-Yantis, p. 14.)

July 20, 1797, Craig, John and Mary, his wife, Wythe County, VA, Grantor--Indenture between Charles Calfee of the one part and John Craig & Mary, his wife of the other part both of the County of Wythe and State of Virginia, Witnesseth that the said John Craig for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred pounds good and lawful money of Virginia to them in hand paid is hereby acknowledged that he the same John Craig hath given granted bargained and sold unto the sd. Charles Calfee one certain tract or parcel of land lying in Wythe County on both sides of New River and being part of a tract of land of 600 acres which was patented to sd. Craig bearing date the 24th day of March 1791 containing 200 acres be the same more or less and corner to Joseph Baker. Witnesses: Hiram Craig, Robert Sayers, Wm. Tipton. Written in the margin is the following: February 13, 1821, delivered to Elijah Sayers. (Wythe County VA Deed Book 2, page. 98 on microfilm at the Library of Virginia.)

November 23, 1797, Craig, John, Wythe County, VA, Grant--Grant to John Craig, by virtue of a certificate in right of settlement given by the Commissioners for adjusting the titles to unpatented land in the District of Washington and Montgomery and in consideration of the ancient composition of twenty shillings sterling paid by John Craig, 200 acres lying on New River adjoining his former survey of two hundred acres made on part of the above certificate known by the name of Pierces Ferry corner to a survey of 600 acres made by John Craig, and in a line with the land of Charles Carter. (Virginia Land Grants 38, p. 51 on microfilm at the Library of Virginia)

January 9, 1799, Craig, John, Wythe County, VA, Grant--Grant to John Craig, Senr by virtue of a land office treasury warrant no. 17875 issued July 21, 1783, 500 acres in Wythe County on Reed Creek corner to land of William Rogers and John Craig's own land by St. Clears branch and Neelys branch. (Virginia Land Grants 38, p. 473 on microfilm at the Library of Virginia)

May 3, 1805, Craig, John, Wythe County, VA, Will--In the name of God amen I John Craig Senr. of Wythe County and State of Virginia being sick of body but in perfect mind and memory calling to mind he uncertainty of life and that all men are once appointed to die I do hereby make ordain constitute and appoint this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following to wit--- Item May it now be remembered and always understood that some time ago I bargained and sold unto William Madison deceased late of Montgomery County and State of Virginia a certain tract of land lying in said Montgomery County known by the name of Hands Meadows containing by estimation two thousand one hundred and six acres In consideration whereof he was to make me a right in fee simple to one thousand acres lying and being the State of Kentucky on Simpsons Creek so it was the said William Madison became unable to make good the right to the said one thousand acres of land and that proposals was made to me by Elizabeth Madison the surviving widow of said William Madison for to take back my land together with all the rents that was due or are to become so that I might be properly reinstated in my former and rightful situation which was to avoid a controversy at law I agreed to do in order to conclude the late agreement. Mrs. Elizabeth Madison together with the other representatives of William Madison entered into writings to bind the same which was done and possession thereof to me was given & in order to protect the same put my son James Craig in my possession and as well left with him all the title papers in order that he might obtain for me the right when the heirs of William Madison become of lawfull age but notwithstanding all and contrary to my title papers and the directions he had from me he knowingly willingly and fraudulently obtained the title in his own name and for his own use. True it is that I intended to let him have the tract of land but under the following conditions that is to say provided he would reconvey to me the tract of land I now live on known by the name of St. Clears place which I purchased of Edward Johnston and give to him and also relinquished his right to a family of negroes I helped him purchase and raised for him to wit) Pegg Joseph Frank Liddy Milly and George so it is and may it always be understood that if the said James Craig do make or cause to be made to my son John Craig Jnr a lawfull right to the above mentioned tract of land known by the name of St Cleares place containing by survey three hundred acres and also relinquish to my son Hiram Craig the above mentioned negroes (to wit) Joseph and Frank and to my daughter Jane Allison (to wit) Pegg Milly Liddy and George that is my whole will and desire that my son James Craig shall have and for ever enjoy the right and interest of the well known place Hands Meadows containing by estimation two thousand one hundred and six acres but on the contrary not to convey to my son John Craig, Junr the tract of lands known by the name of St. Clears place and also to my son Hiram Craig the above named negroes (to wit) Joseph and Frank and to my Daughter Jane Allison the above negroes (to with) Pegg Milly Liddy and George it is my whole will and desire that he have no more of my estate and that I give and bequeath unto my son John Craig Junr and my son Hiram Craig all of that tract of land known by the name of Hands Meadows to be equally divided between them agreeable to quantity and quality and to pay Jane Allison three negroes to be of the value of the above mentioned negroes (to wit) Pegg Milly Liddy and George if he obtain and possess Hands Meadows-- Item It is my whole will and desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my death as preferable-- Item It is my whole will and desire that my dear and beloved wife Molly Craig have all the benefit and interest of the plantation whereon I now live in case James Craig agrees to what I have before directed in this my will if not I desire and direct that she shall have all the interest and profits of the place and plantation known by the name of Han Meadows for and during her natural life also the use of my negroes (to wit) Aggy and her daughter Peggy and her daughter Esther & my negroe man London and also all my horses cattle sheep and hoggs farming utencils household and kitchen furniture and after her death to equally divided among all my sons and daughters except what is otherwise disposed of--- Item It is my whole will and desire that my son David Craig have one still that he has now in possession and also one horse creature of the value of fifty dollars--- Item It is my whole will and desire that after the natural death of my beloved wife Molly that my son John Craig have my negroe man named london also one tract of land lying in Wythe County adjoining St. Clears place containing by estimation five hundred acres--- Item It is my whole will and desire that my son Hiram Craig have one tract of land lying in Montgomery County known by the name of Dowas place and also one horse creature of the value of fifty dollars--- Item Whereas I have heitherto gave unto my daughter Sinthea Statts one plantation known by the name of the bend lying in Wythe County on the north side of New River containing by estimation two hundred acres and also other valuable property which I now confirm unto her and her heirs forever----- Item It is my whole will and desire that Idress Carter have the plantation and place known by the name of Pearces ferry and whereon she now lives containing by estimation two hundred acres also one negroe girl named Fany and her daughter Hannah--- Item It is my whole will and desire that Nancy Craig my third daughter have one tract of land adjoining Pearces Ferry containing by estimation two hundred acres also one negroe girl named Peggy and her child named Esther and one horse Creature of the nature of fifty dollars-- Item It is my whole will and desire that my granddaughter Indiana have one young mare saddle and bridle of the value of one hundred dollars also one father bed and furniture-- Item I do hereby recommend constitute and appoint my son John Craig Junr and my son Hiram Craig my Executors to this my last will and Testament herby revoking all other wills and Testaments by me heretofore made In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 3rd day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five and in the 29 year of our foundation Signed sealed published and declared as the last will and Testament of the above named John Craig, Senr. JOHN CRAIG (seal) In the presence of us, Daniel McRae, John Saul, Rubrick McIntosh At a court held for Wythe County on Tuesday the 8th day of March 1808 The last Will and Testament of John Craig Senr, deceased was exhibited in court and proved by the oath of Daniel McRea who also made oath that Roebruck McIntosh another subscribing witness to the said will subscribed the same in his presence of the Testator and by his direction whereupon it is ordered that the said Will be recorded Teste John P Mathews DC Having been requested by Father and Mother to give up my rights and tital of the following family of negroes that is to say Pegg Joseph and George Millie and Lidia I do hereby relinquish all right and further oblige my self to convey the right and tital of Joseph to Hiram Craig and George to David Craig after their decd and to Relinquish all my right and tital of the tract of lands on which they now live on and to give up all the tital paper that is now in my possession at any time could on given under my hand this 25th day of May 1806 James Craig signed and delivered in the presence of viz John Craig, Nancy Craig, Lucy Poston At a court held for Wythe County on the 8th day of march 1808 this instrument of writing signed by James Craig was exhibited in court and acknowledged by the said James Craig to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Teste John P Mathews DC (Wythe County VA Will Book 1, page 399 on microfilm at the Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia)

1808-Craig, John, Augusta County, VA, Bill O. S. 159; N. S. 56--Bill, 1808. Orator, Morton Peterson. He holds by devise from his father, Mathias Peterson, a tract in Montgomery County, 237 acres, originally surveyed for John Daviss under Loyal Company. Davis sold to James Smith and then devised the unpaid purchase money to Mathias, who by a compromise with Smith came into possession of the land. Smith was arrested for debt and conveyed the land to John Craig and Thomas Quirk to become his bail. Both Craig and Quirk are dead and Hiram Craig, a son of John, is in possession, together with William Neil, who claims under Quirk. (Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Vol. 1, County Court Judgements, by Lyman Chalkley).

James Craig, son of John, was put in possesion of the Hans Meadows plantation and given the title papers to complete as heirs were old enough to sign: to the obvious disappointment of his father, James Craig obtained the title in his own name (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1970, (1 Volume in 2 Parts), F226 .S82 1929, pg 9134; Wythe County Will Book 1 pg 399). <pre> 1810-Census, Mary Craig, Wythe County, Virginia. Males (10-16)-1 Females (45 and up)--1 </pre> February 17, 1816-Pursuant to an order of the Worshipfull court of Wythe County to us directed after being first duly sworn we have valued the following property shown to us by John Craig one of the Executors of the last Will of John Craig, dec. it being the ballance of his estate that remained after the Death of his Wife Mary Craig (to wit) <pre> 1 cow of a black & white couler $10.00 2 heifers $11.00 1 Cow of a red & white couler $8.00 1 Cow Do $9.00 1 Bull of a Don Couler $7.00 1 Brindle Steer $8.00 1 Black horse with a blaze face $36.00 1 Gray Do $36.00 1 cheek reel $1.00 1 flax wheel $1.50 1 pair of Stilyards $2.25 1 Bell and other old touls $3.00 1 Bedsted bed and furniture $25.00 1 Dining Table $.50 Old Books $4.50 6 Chairs $2.00 1 Bed $12.00 Some feathers $1.50 1 Chest $1.00 1 Hone & Razor $1.00 1 set of Harrow teeth $3.00 1 Washing Tubb & 1 pail $.50 1 flax Heckle $1.25 1 Negro woman by the name of Aggy $60.00 1 cross cut saw $4.00 1 half bushel 12 1/2 cts Some Castings $4.00 1 Sorrel Colt $15.00 3 year old steers $4.00 Total of $272.12 1/2 </pre> Given under our hands this 17th day of February 1816. Spencer Lehue, William Glasgow, Joel Pearce at a Court held for Wythe County the 14th day of May 1816. This Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of John Craig Senr. and Mary Craig, Decd was returned to Court and Ordered to be Recorded. Teste Jacob T. Fishback D.C. (Wythe County Will Book 2, pages 162 on microfilm at the Library of Virginia.)

May 13, 1816-An Inventory of the balance of John Craig Dec. personal estate that remained in the hands of his wife Mary Craig during hr life which has been viewed and appraised under a Special order of the Worshipfull Court of Wythe County and sold at public auction on the 24th of February 1816 (to wit) <pre> Jesse Honaker to 1 large pot $2.25 Isaac Stewart to 3 ovens & 1 pot $3.75 to 1 Bull & 1 Cow $30.00 David Sawyers to 1 Cross cut saw $10.00 William Bridgman to 1 Wash tub $.50 Samuel Crockett to 1 bed $7.00 James Smith to 1 Table $2.00 James Blair to 1 Cow $12.00 John Christly to 1 Cow $12.00 Willis Surrat to 1 flax wheel $3.75 John Craig to 1 Broad ax & sundry old tools $4.81 to 1 set of harrow teeth $1.65 to 1 Negro Woman $65.00 to 1 large pot $2.50 to 1 bedsted bed 7 furniture $37.00 to 1 grind stone $1.25 to 1 Gray horse $52.00 to 1 sorrel Colt $15.00 to 1 brindle steer $11.25 to 1 cheek reel $1.52 to 1 Razor & hone $3.25 Pleasant Hurt to 1 pr. Stilyards $4.30 Mitchell Carter to a parcel of old books $5.00 James Allison to 1 Black Horse $55.00 James Crockett To 3 Calves $11.25 Total $354.03 John Craig Hiram Craig Executors 1808 The Estate of John Craig, Dec In acct with Hiram Craig one of the Executors theretofor travelling 180 miles the distance H Craig's residence to this place to administer on the Estate at 4 Cents per mile in going and the same in returning $14.40 $1.04 cents a day (6 days) in going & the same in returning $12.24 May 1816 for travelling 180 miles the distance H Craigs residence to this place to assist in settling the Estate at 4 cents a mile in going and the same in returning $14.40 For 6 days travelling in going and same in returning at $1.04 per day $12.24 For in settling up the business of Estate $2.08 The estate of John Craig Dec. $55.36 In acct with John Craig Jr one of the Executors thereto Paid the Clerk of Wythe for Recording Will Paid Francis Bridgman $5 as accincer (auctioneer?) $5.00 For 7 days appropriated in administering and adjusting the Estate at $2 per day $14.00 Paid Attorney May 13th 1816 $19.00 John Craig/Hiram Craig Administrators </pre> At a Court held for Wythe County the 14th day of May 1816. This acount of Sales of the Estate of John Craig Sen and Mary Craig Decd was returned to Court and ordered to be Recorded. Teste Jacob T. Fishback D.C. (Wythe County Will Book 2, pages 162-163 on microfilm at the Library of Virginia.)

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Occupation: Weaver.

Military Service: 1755-12-04, Virginia. Virginia Regiment / Light Horseman Of Capt Rob't Stewart.

Residence: about 1756-00-00, Hans Meadow, Montgomery Co., Va. Relocated.

Elected: 1771-05-14, Botetourt Co., VA. Constable for Botetourt County, VA.

Medical Information: Height 5'8", white hair & eyebrows.

103. Cox, Mary. Mary was born about 1732-00-00 in Rathmullan Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She died about 1816-01-00 in Wythe Co., VA at the age of 84 years. Mary was the daughter of Cox, Joshua and Rankin, Mary. She married Craig, John about 1760-00-00 in Rathmullan Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Notes for Cox, Mary

Mary Cox was the daughter of John Cox and Mary Rankin. John Cox was the seventh and youngest son and 14th child of Sir Richard and Mary (Bourne) Cox. John was born April 22, 1694 and died June 1747. He migrated to Pennsylvania and established his home near the present town of Greencastle. He married Mary Rankin, daughter of John Rankin. It may be that he was married before leaving Ireland. Mary Cox is said to have been born about 1728 and died after 1805. She married John Craig. His will was proved in 1805, his widow, Mary, surviving. Mary and John Craig migrated to the Valley of Virginia with other members of the family in 1757 and settled in what is now Wythe County, Virginia. Mary (Cox) Craig was the grandmother of Robert Craig, Congressman from Southwest Virginia District about 1840. (From Uriah Sherrill Allison and Nancy Clark Cox, Their Ancestors and Desendants 1500-1975, compiled by Margaret McNutt Morton).

<pre>The Children of John Cox and Mary Rankin Cox were: Richard who married Jane (maiden surname unknown) and had the following children: Joshua Tally Mary (Polly) Catherine Agnes Cinthia Elizabeth. Mary who married John Craig. Joshua who married Mary Neal and had the following children: Jesse married (1) Elizabeth Wait; (2) Catherine Bowden Mary married ? Halbert Catherine married ? Cox Joshua, Jr. Nancy married ? McKinney John David who married Margaret Ann McGowan (daughter of Francis and Margaret Patterson McGowan) and had the following children: Catherine married James Blevins Joshua McCowen married Ruth Osborne Ann married ? Stuart John married Lucy Terrell Samuel married Rebecca Osborne David, Jr. married Lucy Reeves Andrew married Prudence Reeves Rankin married Mary (Polly) Burton Mary married (1) Sam Blevins; (2) ? Phipps Alexander marrried Margaret Bishop Margaret married George Douglas Richard John who married Margaret Davis and had the following children: James married (1) Elizabeth Terrill; (2) Sarah Fielder Catherine married Henry Hardin Polly married Thomas McGimsey Joshua married Nancy Richardson Annie married James Baker Jane married Canada Richardson Sarah married Zachariah Baker (brother to James Baker) Cynthia married William Gambill</pre> (From Joshua Cox information provided by Robin L. Carmichael (rlcarmichael40@msn.com), Cox information from Cox family forum post #1298 by Terry Lane dated 11/29/1998 on Genforum.com and Cox information from Mclewee family forum post #30 by Becky Gardner dated 1/29/1999 on Genforum.com. Please note that none of this information has been verified by me. Please either contact the source listed above or double check the information using primary sources such as marriage registers, deeds, etc.)

Eldridge H. Hager made a WPA Historical Inventory of John and Mary Craig's last residence in Wythe County in May of 1937. It showed that the old Craig home had been torn down and a modern home built in its place. After the death of John Craig, Sr. and his wife, Mary, their son, John Craig, Jr., inherited the property. His son, Frederick Craig, inherited the property upon his death. Frederick sold the property to James Davis in July of 1833. James Davis gave the property to his daughter, who married first a Mr. Wood, and second, Mr. Lahue Cassell. Their daughter married Mr. Garland Cassell and they were the present owners at the time of the survey. Directions to this property are as follows: From Max Meadows, Virginia, 2 miles south on Route #121, thence east 6 miles on Route #11, thence south 2 miles on Route #637, home on southwest side of road. John Craig is noted in the report as being one of the pioneers who settled in the southeast portion of Wythe County, accumulated a large acreage on New River and Reed Creek, and reared a large family. Many of his daughters married into families in that community; many descendants live there at the present time but none have the name Craig. (Online Digital Images from the Library of Virginia Digital Library website, http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwehave/photo/index.htm ).

More about Cox, Mary:

Census: 1810-00-00, Wythe Co., VA.

Probate: 1816-05-14, Wythe Co., VA.

Children of Cox, Mary and Craig, John

i. Craig, James. He was born on 1762-09-23 in Wythe Co., VA. He died on 1834-02-08 in Montgomery Co., VA.

ii. Craig, John. He was born about 1764-00-00. He died about 1830-00-00.

iii. Craig, Robert. He was born about 1765-00-00 in Virginia. He died about 1794-00-00.

iv. Craig, Cynthia. She was born about 1768-00-00 in Virginia. She died in 1830-00-00.

v. Craig, David. He was born before 1769-00-00. He died about 1812-00-00 in Washington Co., VA.

vi. Craig, Hiram. He was born on 1772-06-09 in Virginia. He died on 1842-11-07.

vii. Craig, Idress [51]. She was born on 1774-06-08 in Montgomery Co., VA. She died on 1847-07-08 in Wythe Co., VA.

viii. Craig, Jane. She was born on 1779-05-11 in Virginia. She died on 1841-02-12.

ix. Craig, Nancy Agnes. She was born about 1781-00-00 in Virginia. She died about 1855-00-00.

More about Cox, Mary and Craig, John:

Marriage: about 1760-00-00, Rathmullan Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Marriage of Craig, John and Cox, Mary.

114. Beamer, Peter. Peter was born in 1739-00-00. He died about 1799-00-00 at the age of 60 years. He married , Charity.

115. , Charity. She married Beamer, Peter.

Children of , Charity and Beamer, Peter

i. Beamer, Charity [57]. She was born about 1762-00-00 in Virginia.

ii. Beamer, Henry.

iii. Beamer, Mary (Polly).

iv. Beamer, Phillip. He was born between 1780-00-00 and 1789-00-00. He died in 1832-00-00 in Carroll County, Virginia.

Generation 8

128. Geddie, Hendri (Henry).

Children of unknown and Geddie, Hendri (Henry)

i. Gaddey, Willliam [64]. He was born on 1696-11-01 in Cupar, County Fife, Scotland. He died before 1752-04-11 in Chesterfield Co., VA.

164. Bates, John. John was born in 1675-00-00 in Occupacia, Essex, VA. He died in 1746-00-00 in Tappahannock, Essex, VA at the age of 71 years. John was the son of Bates, William and Willard, Martha. He married , Elizabeth (or Phoebe?).

Notes for Bates, John

REFN: 848 John Bates (b 1675) was possibly a witness for the land deed of Casper Coston and his wife Mary to Robert Farish as follows: 18-19 Mar 1716/17 Essex Co, VA Wills and Deeds, 1714-1717, No. 15, p. 1. Casper COSTON, smith, and Mary his wife of St. Ann Par, Essex, to Robt. FARISH of St. Steph: King and Queen, 250 acres "being the reversion of a patent of 1000 acres of land formerly granted to Richard JONES, and George TURNER" dated 8 Feb 1672. Being in Essex on the heads of Dragon, Ashnamanscot and Piscqatua branches.. by Major AILETS Quarter, formerly GOODRICH'S land, land of SHEFFELLS old field, Alexander YOUNGERS house, and the head of a branch of FISHERS mill, also Capt. BRERETON's land, "the above patton descending to me the sd. Mary COSTON as being heir at law to my only sister, Sarah SHIPLEY late deceased which was left by will of George BOYCE to my said sister Sarah SHIPLEY. s/Caper COSTON, Mary x COSTON. Wit: Jno. BATES, Jno. BOUGHAN, Tho: x St. JOHN. Rec. 19 Mar 1716/17. (Extracted from Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol II, Beverly Fleet, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD, 1988, p.83) SW: SHEFFIELD

165. , Elizabeth (or Phoebe?). She married Bates, John.

Children of , Elizabeth (or Phoebe?) and Bates, John

i. Bates, James. He was born in 1722-00-00 in Essex Co., VA. He died in Newtown, King and Queen, VA.

ii. Bates, Elizabeth. She was born in 1725-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

iii. Bates, Phoebe. She was born in 1728-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

iv. Bates, William [88]. He was born in 1730-00-00 in Essex Co., VA. He died in 1785-00-00 in Bedford Co., VA.

166. Henshaw, Samuel. Samuel was born in 1685-00-00 in Rappahannock County, VA. He died in 1758-00-00 in Essex Co., VA at the age of 73 years. Samuel was the son of Henshaw, Samuel and Pell, Keziah. He married Noell, Martha in 1713-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

167. Noell, Martha. Martha was born in 1689-00-00 in Essex Co., VA. She died after 1728-00-00 in Essex Co., VA at the age of 39 years. She married Henshaw, Samuel in 1713-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

Children of Noell, Martha and Henshaw, Samuel

i. Henshaw, Samuel. He was born in 1715-00-00 in Essex Co., VA. He died on 1748-09-08 in Essex Co., VA.

ii. Henshaw, Keziah. She was born in 1718-00-00 in Essex Co., VA. She died in 1756-00-00.

iii. Henshaw, Elizabeth [89]. She was born in 1721-00-00 in Essex Co., VA. She died in 1790-00-00 in Virginia.

iv. Henshaw, John. He was born in 1728-00-00 in Orange County, VA. He died on 1790-02-27 in Essex Co., VA.

More about Noell, Martha and Henshaw, Samuel:

Marriage: 1713-00-00, Essex Co., VA. Marriage of Henshaw, Samuel & Noell, Martha.

176. Bates, John. John was born in 1675-00-00 in Occupacia, Essex, VA. He died in 1746-00-00 in Tappahannock, Essex, VA at the age of 71 years. John was the son of Bates, William and Willard, Martha. He married , Elizabeth (or Phoebe?).

Notes for Bates, John

REFN: 848 John Bates (b 1675) was possibly a witness for the land deed of Casper Coston and his wife Mary to Robert Farish as follows: 18-19 Mar 1716/17 Essex Co, VA Wills and Deeds, 1714-1717, No. 15, p. 1. Casper COSTON, smith, and Mary his wife of St. Ann Par, Essex, to Robt. FARISH of St. Steph: King and Queen, 250 acres "being the reversion of a patent of 1000 acres of land formerly granted to Richard JONES, and George TURNER" dated 8 Feb 1672. Being in Essex on the heads of Dragon, Ashnamanscot and Piscqatua branches.. by Major AILETS Quarter, formerly GOODRICH'S land, land of SHEFFELLS old field, Alexander YOUNGERS house, and the head of a branch of FISHERS mill, also Capt. BRERETON's land, "the above patton descending to me the sd. Mary COSTON as being heir at law to my only sister, Sarah SHIPLEY late deceased which was left by will of George BOYCE to my said sister Sarah SHIPLEY. s/Caper COSTON, Mary x COSTON. Wit: Jno. BATES, Jno. BOUGHAN, Tho: x St. JOHN. Rec. 19 Mar 1716/17. (Extracted from Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol II, Beverly Fleet, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD, 1988, p.83) SW: SHEFFIELD

177. , Elizabeth (or Phoebe?). She married Bates, John.

Children of , Elizabeth (or Phoebe?) and Bates, John

i. Bates, James. He was born in 1722-00-00 in Essex Co., VA. He died in Newtown, King and Queen, VA.

ii. Bates, Elizabeth. She was born in 1725-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

iii. Bates, Phoebe. She was born in 1728-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

iv. Bates, William [88]. He was born in 1730-00-00 in Essex Co., VA. He died in 1785-00-00 in Bedford Co., VA.

178. Henshaw, Samuel. Samuel was born in 1685-00-00 in Rappahannock County, VA. He died in 1758-00-00 in Essex Co., VA at the age of 73 years. Samuel was the son of Henshaw, Samuel and Pell, Keziah. He married Noell, Martha in 1713-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

179. Noell, Martha. Martha was born in 1689-00-00 in Essex Co., VA. She died after 1728-00-00 in Essex Co., VA at the age of 39 years. She married Henshaw, Samuel in 1713-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

Children of Noell, Martha and Henshaw, Samuel

i. Henshaw, Samuel. He was born in 1715-00-00 in Essex Co., VA. He died on 1748-09-08 in Essex Co., VA.

ii. Henshaw, Keziah. She was born in 1718-00-00 in Essex Co., VA. She died in 1756-00-00.

iii. Henshaw, Elizabeth [89]. She was born in 1721-00-00 in Essex Co., VA. She died in 1790-00-00 in Virginia.

iv. Henshaw, John. He was born in 1728-00-00 in Orange County, VA. He died on 1790-02-27 in Essex Co., VA.

More about Noell, Martha and Henshaw, Samuel:

Marriage: 1713-00-00, Essex Co., VA. Marriage of Henshaw, Samuel & Noell, Martha.

206. Cox, Joshua. Joshua was born on 1694-04-22 in Ulster Co., Ireland. He died in 1747-00-00 in Lancaster County, PA at the age of 53 years. Joshua was the son of Cox, Richard and Bourne, Mary. He married Rankin, Mary in 1725-00-00 in Ulster Co., Ireland.

Notes for Cox, Joshua

WFT Vol. 4, Pedigree 0528 has Mary Rankin married to a Joshua Cox instead of John Cox. Will leave as John for now but will continue to monitor. This pedigree did supply a complete list of names, births and spouses for Joshua and Mary Rankin Cox.

WFT Vol. 4, Pedigree 0169 will change John to Joshua to meet criteria. Following from Pedigree 0169...."In Feb 1756, Delaware Indians attacked and burned the Cox home in Lancaster, PA. John and older brother, Richard, were taken prisoner. John Craig, thier brother-in-law, was also captured while trying to rescue John and Richard. All three escaped in August 1756. John and David served in the military during the French and Indian War. They qualified for land grants due to their service. John Craig, their brother-in-law, had Craig County, Virginia named after him. John was also a Capt. during the Revolutionary War. He commanded a Fort on the New River. John and David fought at the battle of King's Mountain. John was wounded at Whitsell's Mill. He was appointed one of the first Commisioners of the new County, Ashe in North Carolina.

Will of JOSHUA COX

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I, being at present under some indipossion of body but in perfect use of my reason and knowing it is appointed for all men to die, I do make, this my last will and testament first, then I leave my soul to God who gave it and my body to be buried where my friends think fitt and as for my worldly goods I do dispose of them in the mannore and form following:

After pay my just debts and funeral charges, first then I bequeath and leave to my loving wife the bed whereon we have ly on and her saddle, her cloths and a young mare of three year old of a gray colour and the third of all my other goods. The other two thirds of my estate and goods I leave and bequeath to my children to be equally divided among them and if it be so ordered in Providance that any of whom dy then that ones share shall be equally divided among the rest. I do appoint that soon after my death that all my goods and estate be prised and the account taken and kept. If my wife shall think fitt to marry again that, before she marry, that what I have left to my children be secured for them. There is a gun now in my house which was given to my son John in way of a gift which I acknowledge doth properly belong to him. there is also a young black mare of three years old given by Mr. Cochran to my daughter Mary that doth properly belong to her. I do appoint my beloved wife and my son Richard to be my executors to perform this, my last will and testament, I do appoint my neighbore John Holiday and my brother -in--law, William Rankin, to oversee and assist my wife as to this my last will.

<pre>/s/ JOSHUA COX (L.S. )

This 22 of April, 1747. Signed and sealed in the presence of: Robert Jordan and Andrew Donlap.</pre>

("I visited the Lancaster Courthouse for best copy of the Will. It is clearly scralled Joshua, NOT John as in the transcription" -- Jerry Cox)

More about Cox, Joshua:

Birth Name: Joshua Cox

Also Known As: John Cox

Immigration: Greencastle, Lancaster, PA.

207. Rankin, Mary. Mary was born about 1706-00-00 in Ulster Co., Ireland. She died in 1756-00-00 in Probably Staunton, VA at the age of 50 years. Mary was the daughter of Rankin, John and McElwee, Jane Ann. She married Cox, Joshua in 1725-00-00 in Ulster Co., Ireland.

Notes for Rankin, Mary

WFT Vol. 4, Pedigree 3069 gives Mary's death as 1756 and father as Adam Rankine.

More about Rankin, Mary:

Birth Name: Mary Rankin

Children of Rankin, Mary and Cox, Joshua

i. Cox, Richard. He was born in 1728-00-00 in Lancaster County, PA. He died before 1810-00-00 in Stokes Co., NC.

ii. Cox, Joshua. He was born in 1730-00-00 in Rathmullan Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He died on 1821-10-01 in Stokes Co., NC.

iii. Cox, Mary [103]. She was born about 1732-00-00 in Rathmullan Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She died about 1816-01-00 in Wythe Co., VA.

iv. Cox, David. He was born in 1737-00-00 in Greencastle, Lancaster, PA. He died in 1818-00-00 in Grayson, VA.

v. Cox, John , Capt.. He was born on 1739-07-25 in Lancaster County, PA. He died on 1818-12-24 in Scottville, Ashe, NC.

vi. Cox, Rankin. He was born about 1741-00-00 in Ulster Co., Ireland.

vii. Cox, William. He was born about 1743-00-00 in Rathmullan Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

viii. Cox, Thomas. He was born about 1745-00-00 in Rathmullan Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

More about Rankin, Mary and Cox, Joshua:

Marriage: 1725-00-00, Ulster Co., Ireland. Marriage of Cox, Joshua and Rankin, Mary.

Generation 9

328. Bates, William. William was born about 1646-00-00. He died about 1684-00-00 in Essex Co., VA at the age of 38 years. William was the son of Bates, Thomas. He married Willard, Martha.

329. Willard, Martha. Martha was born in 1650-00-00 in Virginia. She died in 1675-00-00 in Essex Co., VA at the age of 25 years. Martha was the daughter of Willard, Nicholas and , Margaret. She married Bates, William.

More about Willard, Martha:

Marriage: 1665-00-00, Essex Co., VA. Marriage: William Bates & Martha Willard.

Children of Willard, Martha and Bates, William

i. Bates, John [176]. He was born in 1675-00-00 in Occupacia, Essex, VA. He died in 1746-00-00 in Tappahannock, Essex, VA.

332. Henshaw, Samuel. Samuel was born in 1661-00-00 in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA. He died in 1719-00-00 in Essex Co., VA at the age of 58 years. Samuel was the son of Henshaw, Joshua and Sumner, Elizabeth. He married Pell, Keziah in 1684-00-00 in Rappahannock County, VA.

333. Pell, Keziah. Keziah was born in 1663-00-00 in Rappahannock County, VA. She died in 1721-00-00 in Essex Co., VA at the age of 58 years. She married Henshaw, Samuel in 1684-00-00 in Rappahannock County, VA.

Children of Pell, Keziah and Henshaw, Samuel

i. Henshaw, Samuel [178]. He was born in 1685-00-00 in Rappahannock County, VA. He died in 1758-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

ii. Henshaw, John. He was born in 1686-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

iii. Henshaw, Thomas. He was born in 1690-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

iv. Henshaw, Elizabeth. She was born in 1692-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

More about Pell, Keziah and Henshaw, Samuel:

Marriage: 1684-00-00, Rappahannock County, VA. Marriage of Henshaw, Samuel & Pell, Keziah.

352. Bates, William. William was born about 1646-00-00. He died about 1684-00-00 in Essex Co., VA at the age of 38 years. William was the son of Bates, Thomas. He married Willard, Martha.

353. Willard, Martha. Martha was born in 1650-00-00 in Virginia. She died in 1675-00-00 in Essex Co., VA at the age of 25 years. Martha was the daughter of Willard, Nicholas and , Margaret. She married Bates, William.

More about Willard, Martha:

Marriage: 1665-00-00, Essex Co., VA. Marriage: William Bates & Martha Willard.

Children of Willard, Martha and Bates, William

i. Bates, John [176]. He was born in 1675-00-00 in Occupacia, Essex, VA. He died in 1746-00-00 in Tappahannock, Essex, VA.

356. Henshaw, Samuel. Samuel was born in 1661-00-00 in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA. He died in 1719-00-00 in Essex Co., VA at the age of 58 years. Samuel was the son of Henshaw, Joshua and Sumner, Elizabeth. He married Pell, Keziah in 1684-00-00 in Rappahannock County, VA.

357. Pell, Keziah. Keziah was born in 1663-00-00 in Rappahannock County, VA. She died in 1721-00-00 in Essex Co., VA at the age of 58 years. She married Henshaw, Samuel in 1684-00-00 in Rappahannock County, VA.

Children of Pell, Keziah and Henshaw, Samuel

i. Henshaw, Samuel [178]. He was born in 1685-00-00 in Rappahannock County, VA. He died in 1758-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

ii. Henshaw, John. He was born in 1686-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

iii. Henshaw, Thomas. He was born in 1690-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

iv. Henshaw, Elizabeth. She was born in 1692-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

More about Pell, Keziah and Henshaw, Samuel:

Marriage: 1684-00-00, Rappahannock County, VA. Marriage of Henshaw, Samuel & Pell, Keziah.

412. Cox, Richard. Richard was born on 1650-03-25 in Brandon, County Cork, Ireland. He died on 1733-05-03 at the age of 83 years. Richard was the son of Cox, Richard and Bird, Katherine. He married Bourne, Mary on 1673-02-26 in Clonakilty, Cork, Ireland.

Notes for Cox, Richard

WFT Vol. 4, Pedigree 0169. .... was raised by his uncle John Bird, served as the Military Govenor of Cork in 1691, and served on the Privy Council 13 Apr 1692. He was knighted on November 5, 1692. Lord Chancellor of Ireland in 1703 and Baronet on 21 Nov 1706. He was author of 'History of Ireland'. Lost Office 3 times due to his refusal to bend his interpretation of thhe law. Said to be a just administor and fair to Catholics, though he was a zealous Protestant.

More about Cox, Richard:

Nobility Title: Sir.

413. Bourne, Mary. Mary was born in 1658-00-00 in Cork Co., Ireland. She died on 1715-06-01 at the age of 57 years. Mary was the daughter of Bourne, John. She married Cox, Richard on 1673-02-26 in Clonakilty, Cork, Ireland.

Children of Bourne, Mary and Cox, Richard

i. Cox, Joshua [206]. He was born on 1694-04-22 in Ulster Co., Ireland. He died in 1747-00-00 in Lancaster County, PA.

ii. Cox, Amy. She was born in 1676-00-00 in Ulster Co., Ireland. She died in 1683-00-00 in Cork Co., Ireland.

iii. Cox, Richard. He was born in 1677-00-00 in Ulster Co., Ireland. He died in 1725-00-00.

iv. Cox, John. He was born in 1678-00-00 in Ulster Co., Ireland. He died in 1692-00-00.

v. Cox, Walter. He was born in 1679-00-00 in Ulster Co., Ireland. He died in 1683-00-00 in Cork Co., Ireland.

vi. Cox, George. He was born in 1681-00-00 in Ulster Co., Ireland. He died in 1735-00-00 in Cork Co., Ireland.

vii. Cox, Catherine. She was born in 1682-00-00 in Ulster Co., Ireland. She died in 1682-00-00 in Ulster Co., Ireland.

viii. Cox, Mary. She was born in 1683-00-00 in Ulster Co., Ireland.

ix. Cox, Amy. She was born in 1684-00-00 in Ulster Co., Ireland. She died before 1732-00-00.

x. Cox, Anne. She was born in 1685-00-00 in Ulster Co., Ireland.

xi. Cox, William. He was born in 1686-00-00 in Ulster Co., Ireland.

xii. Cox, Elizabeth. She was born in 1688-00-00 in Ulster Co., Ireland.

xiii. Cox, Michael. He was born in 1691-00-00 in Ulster Co., Ireland. He died in 1779-00-00.

xiv. Cox, Susannah. She was born in 1692-00-00 in Ulster Co., Ireland.

xv. Cox, Sarah. She was born in 1698-00-00 in Ulster Co., Ireland.

More about Bourne, Mary and Cox, Richard:

Marriage: 1673-02-26, Clonakilty, Cork, Ireland. Marriage of Cox, Richard and Bourne, Mary.

414. Rankin, John. John was born in 1690-00-00 in Derry, County Ulster, Ireland. He died in 1749-00-00 in Juniata River, Pennsylvania at the age of 59 years. John was the son of Rankin, William and Black, Dorothy. He married McElwee, Jane Ann in 1710-00-00 in Derry, County Ulster, Ireland.

Notes for Rankin, John

WFT Vol. 4, Pedigree 3069 provides that Mary Rankin's father was Adam Rankin.LDS records show it was John Rankin and provides additional detail.

More about Rankin, John:

Birth Name: John Rankine21

415. McElwee, Jane Ann. Jane Ann was born about 1689-00-00 in Derry, County Ulster, Ireland. She married Rankin, John in 1710-00-00 in Derry, County Ulster, Ireland.

More about McElwee, Jane Ann:

Also Known As: Anna Craig21

Children of McElwee, Jane Ann and Rankin, John

i. Rankin, Mary [207]. She was born about 1706-00-00 in Ulster Co., Ireland. She died in 1756-00-00 in Probably Staunton, VA.

ii. Rankin, Thomas. He was born in 1724-00-00 in Derry, County Ulster, Ireland. He died in 1810-00-00 in Jefferson, Tennessee.

iii. Rankin, James. He was born in 1730-00-00 in Augusta Co., Virginia. He died in 1803-00-00.

iv. Rankin, Richard. He was born in 1730-00-00 in Derry, County Ulster, Ireland. He died in 1792-00-00 in Augusta Co., Virginia.

v. Rankin, John. He was born about 1732-00-00 in Augusta Co., Virginia.

More about McElwee, Jane Ann and Rankin, John:

Marriage: 1710-00-00, Derry, County Ulster, Ireland. Marriage of Rankin, John and McElwee, Jane Ann.

Generation 10

656. Bates, Thomas.

Children of unknown and Bates, Thomas

i. Bates, William [352]. He was born about 1646-00-00. He died about 1684-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

658. Willard, Nicholas. Nicholas was born in 1620-00-00 in England. He married , Margaret.

659. , Margaret. She married Willard, Nicholas.

Children of , Margaret and Willard, Nicholas

i. Willard, Martha [353]. She was born in 1650-00-00 in Virginia. She died in 1675-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

664. Henshaw, Joshua. Joshua was born in 1672-00-00 in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA. He died on 1727-04-27 in Boston, MA at the age of 55 years. He married Sumner, Elizabeth in 1672-00-00 in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA19.

665. Sumner, Elizabeth. Elizabeth was born on 1652-06-27 in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA. She died in 1728-00-00 in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA at the age of 76 years. She married Henshaw, Joshua in 1672-00-00 in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA19.

Children of Sumner, Elizabeth and Henshaw, Joshua

i. Henshaw, Samuel [356]. He was born in 1661-00-00 in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA. He died in 1719-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

More about Sumner, Elizabeth and Henshaw, Joshua:

Marriage: 1672-00-00, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA19. Marriage of Henshaw, Joshua & Sumner, Elizabeth.

704. Bates, Thomas.

Children of unknown and Bates, Thomas

i. Bates, William [352]. He was born about 1646-00-00. He died about 1684-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

706. Willard, Nicholas. Nicholas was born in 1620-00-00 in England. He married , Margaret.

707. , Margaret. She married Willard, Nicholas.

Children of , Margaret and Willard, Nicholas

i. Willard, Martha [353]. She was born in 1650-00-00 in Virginia. She died in 1675-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

712. Henshaw, Joshua. Joshua was born in 1672-00-00 in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA. He died on 1727-04-27 in Boston, MA at the age of 55 years. He married Sumner, Elizabeth in 1672-00-00 in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA19.

713. Sumner, Elizabeth. Elizabeth was born on 1652-06-27 in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA. She died in 1728-00-00 in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA at the age of 76 years. She married Henshaw, Joshua in 1672-00-00 in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA19.

Children of Sumner, Elizabeth and Henshaw, Joshua

i. Henshaw, Samuel [356]. He was born in 1661-00-00 in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA. He died in 1719-00-00 in Essex Co., VA.

More about Sumner, Elizabeth and Henshaw, Joshua:

Marriage: 1672-00-00, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA19. Marriage of Henshaw, Joshua & Sumner, Elizabeth.

824. Cox, Richard. Richard was born about 1610-00-00 in Kilsworth, County Cork, Ireland. He died in 1651-07-00 at the age of 41 years. Richard was the son of Cox, Michael. He married Bird, Katherine.

Notes for Cox, Richard

WFT Vol. 4, Pedigree 0169. was Capt in the calvary, served under General Jepson, Regt. of Horse.

825. Bird, Katherine. Katherine was born about 1628-00-00 in Kilsworth, County Cork, Ireland. She died in 1650-00-00 at the age of 22 years. She married Cox, Richard.

Children of Bird, Katherine and Cox, Richard

i. Cox, Richard [412]. He was born on 1650-03-25 in Brandon, County Cork, Ireland. He died on 1733-05-03.

826. Bourne, John. John was born about 1632-00-00 in Carbery, Cork, Ireland.

Children of unknown and Bourne, John

i. Bourne, Mary [413]. She was born in 1658-00-00 in Cork Co., Ireland. She died on 1715-06-01.

828. Rankin, William. William was born about 1668-00-00 in Scotland. He died about 1730-00-00 in Chester, Pennsylvania at the age of 62 years. He married Black, Dorothy in 1687-00-00 in Ireland.

More about Rankin, William:

Christening: 1676-02-21, Derry Cathedral, Templemore, Londonderry, Ireland.

829. Black, Dorothy. Dorothy was born about 1668-00-00 in Londonderry, County Ulster, Ireland. She married Rankin, William in 1687-00-00 in Ireland.

Children of Black, Dorothy and Rankin, William

i. Rankin, John [414]. He was born in 1690-00-00 in Derry, County Ulster, Ireland. He died in 1749-00-00 in Juniata River, Pennsylvania.

ii. Rankin, Adam. He was born on 1688-07-16 in Sterlingshire, Scotland. He died on 1747-05-04 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

iii. Rankin, Hugh. He was born in 1692-00-00 in Ireland.

iv. Rankin, William. He was born about 1699-00-00 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

v. Rankin, Hugh. He was born in 1705-00-00 in Ulster Co., Ireland. He died in 1721-00-00.

More about Black, Dorothy and Rankin, William:

Marriage: 1687-00-00, Ireland. Marriage of Rankin, William and Black, Dorothy.

Generation 11

1648. Cox, Michael. Michael was born about 1575-00-00 in Wiltshire, England. Michael is the son of Cox, John.

Notes for Cox, Michael

WFT Vol. 4, Pedigree 0169.... says he moved to Ireland from England in 1670.

Children of unknown and Cox, Michael

i. Cox, Richard [824]. He was born about 1610-00-00 in Kilsworth, County Cork, Ireland. He died in 1651-07-00.

Generation 12

3296. Cox, John. John was born about 1550-00-00 in Wiltshire, England. He died about 1581-00-00 at the age of 31 years. John was the son of Cox, Richard and Auder, Jane.

Notes for Cox, John

WFT Vol. 5, Pedigree No. 1443 gives birth place as Wiltshire, England

Children of unknown and Cox, John

i. Cox, Michael [1648]. He was born about 1575-00-00 in Wiltshire, England.

ii. Cox,. He was born about 1573-00-00 in Wiltshire, England.

More about unknown and Cox, John:

Marriage: before 1573-00-00, England. Marriage of Cox, John.

Generation 13

6592. Cox, Richard. Richard was born about 1500-00-00 in Whaddon, Buckinghamshire, England. He died on 1581-07-22 in Eton, England at the age of 81 years. Richard was the son of Cox, Richard. He married Auder, Jane in England.

Notes for Cox, Richard

WFT Vol. 4, Pedigree 0169.

B.A. degree at King's College. D.D. degree at Cambridge. Forced to leave Cambridge due to Lutheran views. Later made Chaplain to King and Archbishop Cramner. Created the first English prayer book and communion. Chancellor of Oxford in 1547-1552. Called "Cancellor" of University due to destruction of Catholic Books and Articles. Arrested and stripped of preferments when Edward IV died. Exiled to Franfurt, Germany in 1554. Returned to England n the ascension of Elizabeth to the throne. Served as theBishop of Ely 1559-1560. Refused to minister to Queen Elizabeth due to crucifix being in the Royal Chapel.

WFT Vol. 5, Pedigree 1443 gives wife as Jane Auder

6593. Auder, Jane. She married Cox, Richard in England.

Children of Auder, Jane and Cox, Richard

i. Cox, John [3296]. He was born about 1550-00-00 in Wiltshire, England. He died about 1581-00-00.

ii. Cox, Richard. He was born about 1552-00-00 in Brame, Ely, England.

iii. Cox, Roger. He was born about 1554-00-00 in Brame, Ely, England.

iv. Cox, Joanna. She was born about 1556-00-00 in Brame, Ely, England.

v. Cox, Rhoda. She was born about 1558-00-00 in Brame, Ely, England.

More about Auder, Jane and Cox, Richard:

Marriage: England. Marriage of Cox, Richard and Auder, Jane.

Generation 14

13184. Cox, Richard. Richard was born about 1470-00-00 in Wiltshire, England.

Notes for Cox, Richard

WFT Vol. 5 gave the father of Richard Cox as this Richard Cox born about 1470 in Wiltshire, England.

Children of unknown and Cox, Richard

i. Cox, Richard [6592]. He was born about 1500-00-00 in Whaddon, Buckinghamshire, England. He died on 1581-07-22 in Eton, England.

Endnotes

1. Murphy Family of Bedford County Virginia.

2. Bible of Nancy (Nanny) Clements.

3. Nancy (Nanny) Clements.

4. 1850 Census: Northern Division, Bedford Co., VA.

5. 1860 Census: Northern Division, Bedford Co., VA.

6. Bedford County Marriage Bonds.

7. Murphy book (draft).

8. Joyce Turel's Bralley Info @ RootsWeb.com.

9. Bridget Busick's GEDCOM @ RootsWeb.com.

10. Allen Monroe's GEDCOM @ RootsWeb.com.

11. Historical Data Systems, comp. American Civil War Soldiers [database on-line].

12. 1820 Census: Northern District, Bedford Co., VA.

13. Jerry Cox's GEDCOM @ RootsWeb.com.

14. Family Bible of Mitchell Carter and Idress Craig.

15. 1850 Census: Annotated Carroll County, Virginia.

16. Descendants of William Gaddey.

17. Edgar M. "Russ" Bralley.

18. Descendents of John Craig of Hans Meadows, Virginia.

19. One World Tree (sm).

20. Richard Lyons' GEDCOM @ RootsWeb.com.

21. WM. S.1.FTW.