Generation No. 7
64. John West, born Abt. 1690; died 1744. He was the son
of 128. John WEST and 129. Ann HARRIS. He married 65. Dorothy
in Stafford Co., VA.
More About John West and Dorothy:
Marriage: Stafford Co., VA
Child of John West and Dorothy is:
i. John WEST, died Aft. 1790.
72. Charles Grigsby (Source: Stafford County Virginia Will Book - 1728-1748, pages 163-164.),
born 1682 in St. Pauls Parish, Stafford, VA; died 11 Nov 1740 in St. Pauls Parish, Stafford, VA. He was the son of 144. John Grigsby and 145. Sarah Jane Rosser. He married 73. Sarah Wilkerson.
73. Sarah Wilkerson, born Abt. 1698 in Stafford, VA.
Notes for Charles Grigsby:
CHARLES GRIGSBY'S WILL - 1740
Stafford County Virginia Will Book - 1728-1748, pages 163-164
In the name of God Amen this day of October the 20th 1740 Charles Grigsby in the County of Stafford,
being sick and weak in body but in perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to God. Therefore, calling unto mind the mortality
of my body and knowing that it appointed for man once to dye, I doe ordaine this my last will and testament, that is to say
principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my body I recommend to
the earth to be buried in a Christianlike manner at the discretion of my executors, that is to say, my loving wife Sarah Grigsby
and my son James Grigsby, nothing douting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same againe at the mighty power
of God and its touching such worldly goods wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give, devise and dispose
of the same in this Manner and form following.
Item I give my son James Grigsby ninty acres of land beginning at the mouth of Yares branch
and running up the main branch of Passertansey to James Grigsby Son's land and running northerly to Captain Fowke line.
Item I give to my loving wife Sarah Grigsby ninty acres of land beginning at the branch joining
to James Grigsby Son's land, running northerly to Capt. Fowke line and after her decease to return to my son Charles Grigsby.
Item I give to my son John Grigsby the remainer part of my (?typo)at his return and if he not
returning I give it to my son Wilkerson Grigsby.
Item I give to the child my wife know goes with lot, it be son or daughter, one Negro man named
James, and if it comes not to perfection I give it to my son Charles Grigsby.
Item I give to my son Elisha Grigsby one Negro man named Robin.
Item I leave them in the care of my wife Sarah Grigsby the said Negroes until the said child
shall come to the age of eighteen, and if it dies the said James to return to my son Charles Grigsby and Robin to my son Elisha
Grigsby as before mentioned when there coming to the age of eighteen.
Item I give to my daughter Marget Smith half a crown.
Item I give to my daughter Rose Spiser half a crown.
Item I give to my daughter Barbary Runneles half a crown.
Item I give to my daughter Prissella Grigsby my chest and one ewe and a cow and calf and a young
mair at the day of marriage or at the age of eighteen.
Item I give to my daughter Rachel Grigsby one ewe and a cow and calf at the day of marriage
or at the age of eighteen.
Item I give to my son Charles Grigsby a young horse called Tobe.
Item I give to my son Wilkerson Grigsby a young black horse called Shaver.
Item I give to my wife Sarah Grigsby three mairs and a colt and all my household goods, stock
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presents of
Test: William Grigsby - Anne Grigsby
Court held for Stafford County November the 11th, 1740, the
last will and testament of Charles Grigsby Dec'd, being produced in court
by Sarah Grigsby, one of the executors therein named who made oath
thereto according to law and being proved by the oaths of William Grigsby
and Anne Grigsby, witnesses thereto, certificate is granted her for
obtaining a probate thereof in due form and the said will ordered to be
Test: H. Tyler, Clerk
Children of Charles Grigsby and Sarah Wilkerson are:
i. John Grigsby, born 1720 in Stafford Co. VA;
died 07 Apr 1794 in Culpepper Co. , VA; married (1) Rosanna Etchinson 1746 in Culpepper Co., VA; married (2) Elizabeth Porter
ii. Thomas Grigsby
iii. Aaron Grigsby
iv. Redmond Grigsby
v. James Grigsby
vi. Wilkerson Grigsby
vii. Rachel Grigsby
viii. Priscilla Grigsby
ix. Barbara Grigsby
76. John Breeden (Source: (1) Shenandoah County Minute Book, 1774-1780.
Page 54, 22 August 1778., (2) Shenandoah County Will Book A, pg 168-169., (3) (Shenandoah Minutes, 1774-1780, page
50.), born Abt. 1711; died 1787 in Shenandoah Co., VA. He married 77.
Elizabeth Conway Abt. 1728.
77. Elizabeth Conway, born Abt. 1710; died Abt. 1773 in Shenandoah Co., VA.
Notes for John Breeden:
He made a will in Shenandoah Co, VA, 28 Aug
1778. The following individuals are also linked to this event: SARAH (executor); JOHN BREEDING Sr (heir); JAMES BREEDING Sr (heir).
Per Pat Owen Breeding: "Shenandoah County Minute Book, 1774-1780. Page 54, 22 August
1778, Administration of the estate of Bryan Breeding granted to Sarah Breeding, Bond given & c. Ordered that Mich Rinehart,
James Frans, Matthew Mattox and Abraham Strickler, or any three of them appraise the said estate.
"Shenandoah County Will Book A, pg 168-169
"Know all men by these presents that we Sarah Breeding, John Combs, Joseph Breeding and Charles Kiser are held firmly bound
to the Gentlemen Justices of Shenandoah now sitting. Pounds, 2000 current money. The condition of above obligation is such that if the above bound Sarah Breeding,
Administratrix of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of Bryan Breeding dec'd ..., etc.
"Bond acknowledged and recorded in Shenandoah
County Court, 28 August 1778The originals of the warrants and surveys of Bryant and John (Sr.) in Jan 1749 / 59 are held by
the Virginia archives. John was the oldest son and heir of Bryant, under primogeniture and James was a brother of John. They
are the only proven sons of Bryant. John had moved on to northern Augusta county which became Rockingham in 1787, and assigned
his rights in Bryant's land to James. Later John Sr. moved to Washington County (later Russell) and sold the claim in the
Shenandoah Valley to James
BRYANT the Younger; first public record: Frederick County Deeds, Book 11, page 96, 12 Sep 1765,
purchase of 100 acres from Matthias Rynald (Mathias Rinehart); no other records of Bryant the younger, as such, however, Jeremiah
Breeding and his wife Elizabeth dispose of the 100 acres in 1796 (Shenandoah Deed Book L, page 339) and Jeremiah claims to
be the oldest son and heir of Bryant and states he was dead by 1787. No probate record is to be found in Shenandoah County;
tax records do not show the presence of this Bryant in Shenandoah County any time after 1782. No issue other than Jeremiah
known. Note: marriage records of Shenandoah County indicate Jeremiah was a son of James (1). Some records of Bryant in Shenandoah
may belong to this individual rather than Bryant (1). For instance, the appointment of a Bryan Breeding as Lieutenant in the
Shenandoah County Militia in May, 1778, (Shenandoah Minutes, 1774-1780, page 50). Bryant (1) was certainly at least 60 years
of age by this time, old enoughto be excused from militia duty, and hence it is considered likely these entries refer to another
Bryant, possibly Bryant the Younger.
More About John Breeden and Elizabeth Conway:
Marriage: Abt. 1728
Children of John Breeden and Elizabeth Conway are:
i. John Breeden, born 04 Oct 1730; died 01 May
1802 in Breeding Cemetery at Artrip Russell Co, Va; married Winnifred Elizabeth Ashby 01 May 1749.
ii. George Breeding, born 1732.
iii. Bryant Breeding, born Abt. 1734.
iv. Spencer "New River" Breeding, Sr, born Abt. 1735.
v. James Breeding, born 1737 in Shenandoah Co.,
VA; died 1817 in Lee Co., VA.
vi. SAMUEL Breeding, born Abt. 1737.
vii. JOSEPH Breeding, born Abt. 1740.
80. Joesph Pointer, born 18 Jul 1700 in Bitteswell, Leic, England; died 22 Jun 1756 in Bitteswell, Leic,
England. He was the son of 160. George Pointer and 161. Mrs. Pointer. He married 81. Dorothy Orton 13 Nov 1719 in Bitteswell, Leic, England.
81. Dorothy Orton, born 1702 in England; died 30 Jan 1755 in Bitteswell, Leic, England.
More About Joesph Pointer:
Burial: 25 Jun 1756, Bitteswell, Leic, England
More About Dorothy Orton:
Burial: 02 Feb 1755, Bitteswell, Leic, England
More About Joesph Pointer
and Dorothy Orton:
Marriage: 13 Nov 1719, Bitteswell, Leic, England
Children of Joesph Pointer and Dorothy Orton are:
i. John Pointer, born 14 Aug 1719 in Bitteswell,
Leic, England; died Unknown in KY.
ii. Joseph Pointer, born 08 Apr 1733 in Bitteswell,
Leic, England; died Unknown in England.
iii. Elizebeth Pointer, born 19 Apr 1720 in Bitteswell, Leic, England;
died Unknown in England.
iv. George Pointer, born 24 Nov 1730 in Bitteswell, Leic, England;
died Unknown in England.
104. Thomas Dillard Sr. (Source: (1) History of Pittsylvania Country Virginnia by
Maud Carter Clement Lynchburg, VA: J.P. Bell Co., 1929., (2) Halifax
Deed Book., (3) Dinwaddie Papers, Vol. 2, Pages 109., (4) Dinwiddie Papers, Vol 2, Page 156., (5) The History of Pittsyllvania
Country Virginia Chapter 5 A Part
of Halifax County, 1752-1767, pages 58-59., (6) Pittsylvania Co., VA abstract of Wills
1768-1800 Compiled a nd indesed by Thomas P. Hughes, Jr. and Jewel B. Standefer, Pittsylvania Co. Deeds and Wills book 5 page 409.),
born Bef. 1725 in King and Queen Co., VA; died Bef. Jun 1774 in Pittsylvania Co., VA.
He was the son of 208. James Stephen Dillard Jr. and 209. Lucy Wise.
He married 105. Winifred Nalle 1734 in Old Rappahannock or Essex Counties, Virginia (Source: Index to Marriages
of Old Rappahannock and Essex Counties, VA, Book W 5, Page 272.).
105. Winifred Nalle, born Abt. 1705 in Essex Co Va; died Bef. 1774. She was the daughter of 210. Nartin Nalle and 211. Mary Aldin.
Notes for Thomas Dillard Sr.:
Old Rappahannock County, Virginia was organized in 1656 from Lancaster County and encompassed
the land lying on both sides of the Rappahannock River. The land was transferred to Essex County in 1692.
Index to Marriages of Old Rappahannock and Essex Counties, Virginia
page 81: 1734,
: Married Winifred, daughter of Martin & Mary Nalle
Book: W 5,
Clement, Maud Carter. History of Pittsylvania County Virginia. Lynchburg, VA: J. P. Bell Co.,
James Terry was an early settler and patented large bodies of land in this section. In 1757
he moved to Orange County, North Carolina. In 1764 (Halifax Deed Book) he sold to Nathaniel Terry, Hugh Innes, Robert Woodang,
Thomas Dillard, Sr., Thomas Dillard, Jr., Ed. Booker, John Bates, James Dillard, Archibald Gordon, George Watkins, John Donelson,
Thomas Tunstall, vestryman of ntrim Parish, for £350, 794 acres on Sandy Creek, where the said Terry formerly lived, for a
Glebe for Antrim Parish.
Thomas Dillard, Sr., died in Pittsylvania in 1774.
Thomas Calloway, Richard Calloway, William Calloway and Francis Calloway were brothers and early
sottiers of this section. They were the sons of a Welsh emigrant (Dinwaddie Papers, Vol. 2, page 109). In x746 Thomas, Charles,
James and Richard Calloway entered for 4,8oo acres on Beaver's Creek; in 1754 Thomas, Sr., Thomas, Jr., Charles and Richard
Calloway entered for 10,400 acres on Johnson's Creek: In the first list of tithables taken for Pittsylvania County in 1767:
"Thomas Calloway, sons Charles and Thomas Land, 3 tithes, 100 acres."
William Calloway settled in Bedford, when he patented 15,000 acres; Richard Calloway went to
Kentucky with Daniel Boone. "Calloway's Level," situated on the Chatham and Lynchburg Highway about four miles north of Chatham
was an early Calloway settlement. Matilda Calloway, a daughter of this house, married Mr. James Poindexter, and they built
and settled the beautiful old place which still overlooks south Chatham, surrounded by wide lawns and oaks, now owned by the
Major Samuel Harris died in 1799, and his will is probated in Pittsylvanla Court House, Oct.
21st of that year. He left his estate to sons Nathaniel, Samuel and Benjamin and daughters Mary Bucklay and Elizabeth Perkins.|F|R10|rBenjamin
Clement made his home on Staunton River in 1748.
Dinwiddie Papers, Vol. 2, p. 156.
Peter Wilson was parenting land along Sandy Creek of Dan River in. 1746. He made his home on
Dan River (about 6 miles above the city of Danville) where he established Wilson's Ferry. His will is recorded in Halifax,
in 1762, in which he named wife Alcey, sons John, Peter and William, and daughters Nanny, Isbell, Margaret and Agnes Perkins,
wife of Peter Perkins. Family tradition records that Peter Wilson and his wife Alcey were Scotch-Irish emigrants. The left
a distinguished progeny among whom were Governors Albert M. Scales and Robert Brodnax Glenn of North Carolina and Governor
Wilson Lumpkin of Georgia.
Robert Pusey was probably from Pennsylvania where Caleb Pusey was for many years a leader among
THE HISTORY of PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY VIRGINIA
CHAPTER V A PART OF HALIFAX COUNTY, 1752-1767
The domain that later was to be Pittsylvania now lay within the bounds of the great new county
of Halifax, and the courthouse, after several changes, was located in the eastern part of the county. As generally happens,
the place of holding court drew settlers and tradesmen, and in 1759 100 acres2 belonging to James Roberts, the younger, and
adjoining the courthouse were laid off into a town and named Peytons-burg. The trustees appointed for the town were James
Roberts, Theop-helus Lacy, Robert Wade, Jr., and Nathaniel Terry. With the establishment of the courthouse and a duly constituted
town in this (Pittsylvania) section, the inhabitants ceased to be so isolated and remote from the world of affairs. For the
monthly court drew lawyers and men of property from other sections, bringing a touch of the outside world; while the ubiquitous
trader was present at any gathering of people. The military organization of the county was effected at the courthouse, with
its attendant musters to the music of fife and drum. All this added interest and color to the life of the inhabitants. [p.58]
The justices of the peace appointed for the new county were William Byrd,3 William Wynne,4 Peter Fontaine, Jr.,5 William Irby,
James Terry,6 Nathaniel Terry, Robert Hampton, Andrew Wade, and Sherwood Walton. In the following year Thomas Dillard,7 Thomas
Calloway,8 Samuel Harris,9 Benjamin Clement,10 Peter Wilson11 and Robert Pusey12 were recommended to the Governor as fit and
able persons to be added to the Commission of Peace, all of whom lived in that part of the county that later became Pittsylvania.
Of these first gentlemen justices of [p.59] Halifax, William Byrd and Peter Fontaine, Jr., were of Charles City County; William
Irby, William Wynne, and Sherwood Walton were of southside Virginia; Nathaniel and James Terry and Benjamin Clement from King
William County; Samuel Harris from Hanover County; Robert Hampton, Andrew Wade, Robert Pusey, Peter Wilson and Thomas Calloway
were probably from Pennsylvania.
Thomas Dillard Sr.
Will written: 4 May 1774 Will proved: 2 June 1774
Names: son: James
Dillard during his life the following negroes: Tamer, Hanady(?), and their increase and Jefrey and Fanny, children of Sarah.
After decease of James Dillard I give unto Thomas Dillard, son of James, the said mentioned negroes, Faney and Ben and other
negroes lent to James Dillard. After his decease, they and their increase to be equally divided between the children of said
James Dillard. After my decease I demand that the residue of household of furniture
and stock to be equally divided between my two sons, James and Thomas Dillard JR, in trust under the following purvisions:
I appoint said Thomas Dillard, JR, brother of said James, his trustee and do demand that Thomas Dillard, JR, by actual deed
The profits from
crops of the aforesaid negroes and cattle shall be applied fro the use and advantage of the said James Dillard and his family.
tract of land on Straight Stone Creek. Whereas I have sold to James Martin, of Bedford County, two tracts of land lying in
the said county-when paid to my executor it is to be conveyed by deed to said martin or his assigns.
Son: Thomas Dillard,
JR, and his heirs, the land and plantation whereon I now live and also the following
negroes and their increase: Will, Sarah, and her children, Robbin, Ben, Nan, Judy and her child, Sara, with all the remainder
of my estate, not before mentioned.
Executor: son, Thomas
Vaughan, John Dillard, Elizabeth Dillard
Will exhibited by Thomas Dillard, JR
Proved by oaths
of 2 witnesses and O.R.
Sec: Robert Williams,
Pan (C) James Callaway
Co. Va abstract of Wills 1768-1800
Compiled and indexed
by Thomas P Hughes, Jr and Jewel B Standefer date unknown
County Deeds & Wills book 5 p. 409
NOTE: Thomas Vaughan probably
became father-in-law to John Dillard, he being Ruth Vaughan's father. John at 19 or 20 was old enough to witness a will. Elizabeth
Dillard was probably the mother of John, Edward's wife, and Thomas' sister in
Contributed by Stephen Dillard
Notes for Winifred Nalle:
She was named in the 1728 will of her father. In Thomas Dillard's will dated 4 May 1774 and probated
22 Jun 1774; he names two sons, James Dillard and Thomas Dillard but does not refer to a wife. Thus it is assumed that Winifred
is deceased before 1774
More About Thomas Sr. and Winifred Nalle:
Marriage: 1734, Old Rappahannock or Essex Counties, Virginia (Source: Index to Marriages of
Old Rappahannock and Essex Counties, VA, Book W 5, Page 272.)
Children of Thomas Sr. and Winifred Nalle are:
i. James Dillard, died 04 Dec 1836; married Sarah
ii. Thomas Dillard
108. Abraham Goad (Source: (1) Vestry Book of Petsworth Parish in Glouster County
September 1677., (2) The Will of Abraham Goad, The Will of Abraham GoadMarch
7, 1733The following will was transcribed from copies of the original handwritten will on file in the Virginia State Archives. The photostatic copies were owned by Mr. H. O. Gray, Memphis Tennessee. (Typed transcription
from the files of Wanda June Goad Worland):., (3) Lancaster County Court Order Abstracts, 23rd of October 1661 p. 162., (4)
Virginia County Court Records, Order Book Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia 1656 -1661, covers pages 1 -174;, Virginia
County Court Records, Order Book Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia 1656 -1661, covers pages 1 -174; Edited and Published
by Ruth and Sam Sparacio; The Antient Press;McLean Virginia, 1993., (5) "Goad and Webb Family of Southwest Virginia, With
Allied Families, Vol II, Goad Family", 1994 Revision, 406.., (6) http://www.cswnet.com/~mgoad/doc00006.htm., (7) HE GOADS
- A FRONTIER FAMILY, Second Edition, by Kenneth F. Haas., (8) Early Adventures on the Western Waters, Volume I, The New River
of Virginia in Pioneer Days, 1745 - 1800Margaret B. Kegley and F. B. Kegley, Green Publishers, Inc, Orange, Virginia © 1980
.), born Bef. 1660 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., Va; died 11 Apr 1734 in VA.
He was the son of 216. Richard Goode and 217. Sarah Parker. He
married 109. Katherine Williams 1692 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., VA.
109. Katherine Williams, born 1674 in Richmond Co., VA; died 23 May 1741 in North
Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., Va. She was the daughter of 218. John Williams
and 219. Eva Willams.
Notes for ABRAHAM GOAD:
A widely used date
for Abraham's birth is "before 1665." This date appears to be derived from the research of John Perry Alderman who had "found
that Abraham Goad was in Lancaster County by 1682.... For Abraham to appear in any record by 1682 would seem to indicate his
birth prior to 1665." (Haas, p. 5)
A number of documents
may push this date earlier or otherwise confuse the issue.
On October 23, 1661,
an ABRAHAM GOADE appeared on a list of tithable people, with a tithe of one pound of tobacco an a year later, on October 20,
1662, an ABRAM: GOADE ithed the same amount.
In November, 1663,
the Lancaster County Court found "that ABRAHAM GOADE stands indebted to JOHN SIMPSON in the quantitie of One hndred seaventie
& three pounds of tob: and ca: by bill."
The next appearance
in the Lancaster County Court Records comes when a WILLIAM BENDALL is arrested "att the suitte of ABRAHAM GOARDE" on November
2, 1674, with "the saide GOARD" to bear court costs. Nine days later the court found against Abraham and that he was indebted
to BENDALL for 340 pounds of tobacco.
Thus far, I haven't
seen any documentation of any ABRAHAM GOAD or GOARD in Lancaster or Old Rappahannock counties between 1674 and 1680. An individual
who was a "fee holder" rather than a "house-keeper" or indentured servant might have been living or working in other areas.
In the Vestry Book of Petsworth Parish in Glouster County, an ABRAHAM GOOD tithed 50 pounds of tobacco in September 1677.
Glouster County is south of Lancaster County, with the Piankatatank and Rappahannock rivers and Middlesex County between them.
Back in Lancaster
County, a bill of ABRAHAM GOARDs appeared on the inventory of the estate of ROBERT BRIAN, deceased, on November 27, 1680.
On November 9, 1687,
Lancaster County ordered a levy of every Tithable person in the county, including ABRAHAM GOADE. On December 14, an account
of all persons able to bear arms for both horse and foot was returned to the county court. Among 101 individuals appointed
for foot service was ABRA: GOARD. The account of the "Freeholders and House Keepers" of the county also found "that many of
them are very poore, dispicable persons."
By 1682, Abraham was in Lancaster County, which is along the west side of Chesapeake Bay and
bounded by the Rappahanoc River on the south east side of the county. He later moved further up river a few miles into Richmond
County. (Richmond County was formed in 1692 from the Old Rappahanock County.) Assuming that Abraham would have been at least
17 before his name would be on any record, it is likely that he was born before 1665.
I have included
abstracts of records naming Abraham Goad/Goade/Goarde that are at least 20 years older than those mentioned elsewhere. While
there is nothing to prove that these are the same individual, it seems likely that there is at least some connection.
The earliest record
is 1661. Given the previous logic of him being at least 17 years old to appear in any record, this Abraham would likely have
been born before1645.
If he is the same
as our Abraham, then he would have been around 90 at the time of his death. This would have been an extraordinary age in a
time and place where most children lost their fathers before they reached adulthood.
Goad Genealogy The Will of Abraham Goad March
The following will was transcribed from copies of the original handwritten will on file in the
Virginia State Archives. The photostatic copies were owned by Mr. H. O. Gray,
Memphis Tennessee. (Typed transcription from the files of Wanda June Goad Worland):
In the name of God Amen. I Abraham Goad being
weak of body but in sound and perfect mind and memory thanks be given to Almighty God for the same, do make and ordain this
to be my last will and testement; but first of all I recommend my soul to the hands of Almighty God that gave it to me &
my body to be buryed in a Christianlike manner at the discretion of my Executors hereafter mentioned, and as touching my temporal
Estate in which it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with, I give and dispose of the same in manner and form following: Item - I give and bequeath to my grandson William Goad, the son of William Goad that
plantation on which Mary Goad now lives ---. Item - I give and bequeath to my
son John Goad and his wife all the land that lies above the north fork of the briory swamp---. Item - I give to my son Abraham
Goad all the land lying on the south side of my spring branch---. Item - I give to my son Peter Goad all my land lying on
the north side of my spring branch---. Item - I give to the heirs of my son William Goad one shilling. Item - I give to my daughter Hannah Phillips one shilling. Item - I give to my daughter Elizabeth Dodson
one shilling. Item - I give to my daughter Alice Dodson one shilling. Item -
I give and bequeath to my wife Catherine the use of my negro woman Judith, and all the remaining part of my personal Estate
during her natural life & after her decease to be equally divided amongst my three sons John Goad, Abraham Goad, and Peter
Goad. My will and desire is that my wife Catherine Goad live on my plantation
and not be molested during her natural life. Item - I likewise constitute ordain
and appoint my son John Goad to be the whole and sole Executor of this my last will and testement, as wirness my hand and
seal this 7th day of March, 1773 his mark
Witness: Eliza E. Lawson Winefed
Miskell Henry Miskell
Probated July 1, 1733
Lancaster County Court Order Abstracts
23rd of October
1661 p. 162 - A liste of titheable p:sons of this Countie of Lancr: October the 23rd Ao: Dom: 1661, (including:) p. 163 ABRAHAM
GOADE......... 01 (representing a tithe of 1 lb of Tobacco)
Court Records, Order Book Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia 1656 -1661, covers pages 1 -174; Edited and Published by
Ruth and Sam Sparacio; The Antient Press;McLean Virginia, 1993)
20th of October
1662 p. 200 - Mr. RAW TRAVERS to collect p 72 Tith: at 32 p poll - 2240(including:) ABRAM: GOADE.. ....... 01
( ) of November
1663 - It appearing to this Cort., that ABRAHAM GOADE stands indebted to JOHN SIMPSON in the quantitie of One hundred seaventie
& three pounds of tob: & ca: by bill. It is ordered that the same bee paide accordinge to the tenor of the sd. Bill
Court Records, Order Book Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia 1662 - 1666, covers pages 175 - 388; Edited and Published
by Ruth and Sam Sparacio; The AntientPress; McLean Virginia, 1993)
2nd of Novmber 1674
- WILLIAM BENDALL beinge arrested to this Corte: att the suite of ABRAHAM GOARDE and there appearing no cause of accon, non
pros wth: costs is granted agt. the saide GOARDE
11th of Novmber
1674 - It appeareing to this Cort: that ABRAHAM GOARDE stands indebted unto WILLIAM BENDELL in 340 lb. of tob: and ca: p Acct.
It is ordered the same bee forthwth: pde wth: costs
Court Records, Order Book Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia 1666 - 1680, Edited and Published by Ruth and Sam Sparacio;
The Antient Press; McLean Virginia, 1993)
9th of November
1687 - The County of Lancaster being indebted in the quantity of foure thousand three hundred twenty and nine pounds of tobbacco
and caske, have ordered a Levie of seven pounds of tobacco bee raised by Capt. RICHARD NEUSUM, High Sheriffe of of this County,
off and from every Tithable person in this County.... (including) Abraham Goard.........1
14th December 1687
- p 66 - At the Courthouse of Lancaster County December the 14th 1687 May it please your excellency - In Obedience to your
Excellencys directed to this Court for the returneing an Accompt of all persons that are able to beare Armes both for Horse
and Foot Service in this County, wee have duely examined a List of the Freeholders and House Keepers inhabiting in or: said
County and wee doe finde upon or: due inquirey that many of them are very poore, despicable persons. Wee have returned yor:
Excellency the full exprest by yor: Order as Followeth:
for Horse Service -(49 individuals, including) JAMES PHILLIPS,
p. 67 Persons appointed
for Foot Service - 101 individuals, including:
( Virginia County
Court Records, Order Book Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia 1687 - 1691, covers pages 23 -179 of Order Book 1686 - 1696for
the Courts of 8 June to 21 November 1691, Edited and Published by Ruth and Sam Sparacio; The Antient Press; McLean Virginia,
Glouster County Petsworth Parish Vestry Book
Att a vestry held
for Pettsoe parish at poplare Springe Sept? 13th, 1677... the... Parish debt...24172 (total)... lb: Tob: & caske...(and)
02417... (loose, for a total of)... 26589
The Parish Cr (congregation?)
(list of people and tithes?, including)
By Abra: Good.......0050 lb: tobo.
(The Vestry Book
of Petsworth Parish, Glouster County, Virginia, 1677 - 1793, Transcribed, Annotated and Indexed by C. G. Chamberlayne, Published
by the Library Board, Richmond)
(This entry is included here because there seems to be few Abraham GOAD/GOADE/GOARD/GOODs listed
anywhere in the 17th century of Virginia and because there seems (at least so far) to be no listing for Abraham in Richmond
or Lancaster counties between 1674 and 1680.)
(It appears that an Abraham GOAD was a "freeholder" rather than a "house keeper" at this time.
If so, he may have been working and living in other areas at times. Glouster County is south of Lancaster County, with the
Piankatatank and Rappahannock rivers and Middlesex County lying between them. Other counties in the area worthy of searching
for data might be King and Queen County and Mathews County, south of the Rappahannock, and Northumberland County and Westmoreland
County, north of the Rappahannock.)
Lancaster County Will Order Abstracts
27th of November
1680 - pp 72 - 73 An inventory of the Estate of ROBERT BRIAN (deceased)...including:
An accot. of tobacco
due to the Estate: Three hogshds of old tobacco in the House weighing 1390; One Bill of RICHD. MARSHALL, a Bill of JNO: NERINGS
(?), a Bill of ABRAHAMGOARDS, a Bill of JNO: FRONDES,.... (and inventory continues with livestock.)
( Virginia County
Court Records, Will Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia 1675 - 1689, Edited and Published by Ruth and Sam Sparacio; The
Antient Press; McLean Virginia, 1995)
Will of John Phillips
of Lancaster County, VA, Jan 30, 1689/90, Witnessed by ABRAHAM GOARD (Virginia County Court Records, Will Abstracts of Lancaster
County, Virginia 1690 - 1709, Edited and Published by Ruth and Sam Sparacio; The Antient Press; McLean Virginia, 1995) http://www.cswnet.com/~mgoad/doc00019.htm
; alsoSmith, Janice Kinsler, "Goad and Webb Family of Southwest Virginia, With Allied Families, Vol II, Goad Family", 1994
DEED between Wm.
SMYTH (Katherine William's stepfather) and Abraham GOARD - March 24, 1699
THIS INDENTURE made
the 24th day of March in the yeare of our Lord according to the computacon of the Church of England 1699 Between WM: SMYTH
of the Parish of NORTH FARNHAM & County of Richmond, Carpenter, of the one part and ABRAHAM GOARD of the Parish &
County aforesaid also Plantr. of the other part. Witnesseth that the said WILLIAM SMYTH for Six thousand pounds of tobacco
good & merchantable in caske to be paid hath granted unto the said ABRAHAM GOARD his heirs & assignes forever one
parcell of Land conteyning Onehundred & fifty acres or thereabouts be it more or less, one part of wch: the houses &
plantacon of the said WM. SMYTH & now in the occupation & holding of the said ABRAHAM GOARD, being prt of a greater
devident conteyning Foure hundred ninty & eight acres belonging to the said WM. SMYTH, scituate lying & being on the
North side of Rappahannock River and on the branches of FARNHAM & MORATTICO CREEKs beginning at a marked Poplar standing
in the mouth of a forke or branch that issues out of the BRYERY SWAMP and running alongs a line of marked tress to DACRES,
his PATH, thence alonge the meanders of the said PATH to the line of the said WILLIAM SMYTH bearing Easterly, thence alonge
the said line to the Poplar, the first station, And likevise all houses buildings in upon or about the said One hundred &
fifty acres of land or thereabouts with the profitts belonging, And also all right of the said WILLIAM SMYTH to the said Land,
To have & to hold to the only proper use of him the said ABRAHAM GOARD his heirs & assignes forever, fully discharged
from all manner of formes & titles comitted by the said WM: SMYTH his heirs, the Quitrents hereof only excepted to be
paid unto the Chief Lords or Proprietors of the Fees by the said ABRAHAM GOARD his heirs or assignes, And the said WM. SMYTH
doth agree for himselfe his heirs warrant & forever defend against the claimes of any persons whatsoever so that the said
ABRAHAM GOARD his heirs may hold the before granted pr:misses and the profitts of the same to take without the hinderance
of said WM. SMYTH his heirs or any other persons clayming the same.
In Witness whereof
I have sett my hand & seale Sealed & detivent in pr:sence of us: WILLIAM SMYTH, his marke, RICHARD ( ) SAMPHEE, his
marke THO: ( ) HUGHES, his mark, EDWARD JONES
Recognitr: in Cur:.
Com: Richmond 3d. die Aprilis Ano: Dom: 1700 et record 29th die
Test WM. COLSTON,
KNOW ALL MEN by
these pr:sents that I EVE SMYTH, the Wife of WILLIAM SMYTH of the Parish of NORTH FARNHAM and County of Richmond, Carpenter,
have nominated & constituted SAMUEL SAMMFORD my true & lawfuff Attorney to appeare afore the Worshipll Court of Richmond
& acknowledge my full assent & consent to the passing away all my right & interest of Dower unto certaine Lands
sold unto ABRAHAM GOARD & by a certaine Indenture bearing date with these pr:sens and therefore I do hereby release &
forever quit claims all my right of Dower to the said Lands & every part thereof. As witness my hand and seal this 24th
of March Ano: Dom: 1699 in pr:sence of us
RICHD: SAMPEE his
marke; Eve Smyth, her marke; THO: HUGHES, his marke; EDWARD JDNES ;
Recordr: Test WM.
COLSTON, Cl Cur
Memoran: The (blank)
day of March 1699 the within named WILLIAM SMYTH entered into the Capitall messuage & tooke possession thereof & also
tooke turff & twigg on the land within granted & then peacably after delivered possession & seisin thereby of
all & singular the plantacon lands houses & pr:misses within mentioned according to the tenour of this pr:sent Deed
of Grant & Sale unto the within named ABRAHAM GOARD. As Witness his hand the day & years first above written in pr:sence
of us (No signatures)
Record: Test WM.
DEEDS 1695-1701 pp 107 -110 (Deed Book 3, Page 54, according to K. F. Haas)) ( http://www.cswnet.com/~mgoad/doc00001.htm )
Creek is not a place name today. Part of the boundary of the deeded land includes Farham Creek which is recognized. There
is also a small town of Moraticco in the vicinity. Moraticco is actually in Lancaster County and Farnham Creek is up river
a short ways in Richmonf County<<
Two Twelve Year Olds Ordered By County Court To Serve Abraham Goad, June 7, 1699
Orders 1697-1699, p. 402; Richmond County Court 7th of June 1699
PHILLIP KEPH, Servant
to ABRAHAM GOARD, being presented to this Court to have inspection in his age is adjudged Twelve years old and ordered to
serve his said Master or his assigns according to Act
JOHN WALLIS, Servant
to ABRARAM GOARD, being presented to this Court to have inspection into his age is adjudged Twelve years old and ordered to
serve his said Masterr or his assigns according to Act
On March 1, 1724, Abraham and his eldest son, William, conveyed a tract of land to William Downman,
"in consideration One thousand Five hundred pounds of tobo: by sd. DOWNMAN paid by these presents doe bargaine and sell unto
WM: DOWNMAN his heirs a parcell of land with appurtens: thereunto belonging siuuate in aforesd. Parish and County being part
of a Devident of Land which WM. GOAD now lives on." The size of the parcell was not specified.
The dowry rights of Katherine, Abraham's wife and Mary, William's wife were given up in a document
which said, "both of Richmond County and in the Parish of Farnham, doe appointe our trusty and well beloved Freind, THO: DEALL,
for us and in our names to relinquish all our right of Dower of a certain p:cell of
land sould by our said Husbands." (This document is provided in more detail in William's notes)
Abraham's will was written March 7, 1733 and was proved 1 July, 1734. Seven children are named
in the will as is Abraham's wife Catherine. William the eldest son had already died and William's son received what would
have probably been his father's inheritance, "to my grandson William Goad, the son of Wm Goad, that plantation whereon Mary
Goad now lives." Each surviving son received a tract of land, but if there were no male heir, it would default to the other
son. One shilling was left to each of the three daughters.
The estate inventory showed " a minimum of household property, a moderate amount of livestock
and one slave: an 'old Negro woman' valued a 3 L
Abraham signed his name with the mark "AG."
(from THE GOADS - A FRONTIER FAMILY, Second Edition, by Kenneth F. Haas - KFH's source for much
of this information was John Perry Alderman)
Quit Rents of Virginia, 1704, By A.L.W. Smith (1957) Part 2 - Land Grants by the Proprietors
of the Northern Neck of Virginia
The second part
of the Quit Rent Rolls of Virginia gives the five counties in the section of the state known as the Northern Neck. Their quit
rents were paid to the Lords Proprietors, the Faifax-Culpepper family. None of these records are in existence, but the names
of the owners are in the land grants of that period..
1704 Richmond County, 208 acres
1694, Richmond County, 84 - 320 acres
Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants for Goad or Mentioning Goad, 14 Feb 1704 -
10 May 1725
p. 30, 3-80: Abraham
Goad of Richmond C0. in possession of 208 A (cres) in said Co. part of 1155 A. First Granted Samuel Griffin Gent. Grant to
Goad who claims by conveyance said 208 A(cres). Adj(oining). David ffowler, on Briery Swamp. 14 Feb 1704
p. 32, 3-109: John
Symons of Richmond Co. 130 A(cres) in Richmond Co. Surv. by Edwin Conway. Adj(oining). William Smoot Sr. Abraham Goad, John
Ingo, & Richard Fowler, adj(oining). Mr. John Grimes, Thomas Yeats, John White. 15 Aug 1705
p. 80, A-148: John
Petty of Richmond County. 26 A(cres) 152 Po(les) in said Co. adj(oining). Mr Tho's Griffin, William Routs, Abraham Goads.
10 May 1725
Neck Land Grants 1694 - 1742, Compiled By Gertrude E. Gray, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1987)
( http://www.cswnet.com/~mgoad/doc00028.htm )
Abraham Goard in
Petition to Settle Location of Beginning Corner Tree, December 7, 1704
1701, Halifax Co.
Va. Abraham Goad supposedly obtained a land grant there. (Source?)
Abraham Goad's land mentioned as border May 4, 1734 in deed abstract, Tobias Phillips and Thom's
Dodson identified as witnesses (Richmond County Deeds 1734 - 1741, © 1991 by TLC Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL)(http://www.cswnet.com/~mgoad/doc00021.htm)
Land sale mentioning lands of Abraham Goad and William, his son, Dec 1, 1735 "it being a parcel
of land which said Downman bought of Abram Goad & William, his son,bounded by the north side of Will'm Goad's plantation...."
(Richmond County Deeds 1734 - 1741, © 1991 by TLC Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL)
The following is from the Travelor Southern WWW pages, contributor: Haas, Ray, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wills of Richmond County Va by Robert Headly, Jr. Will Book 5 pg 72 - pg 238 - Abraham Goad,
will, 7 Mar 1733, 1 Jul 1734, grson, William (son of Wm. Goad dec'd) the plantation where Mary Goad now lives; son John and
his wife all of the land above the north fork of the Briery Swamp; son Abraham all of the land on the south side of my spring
branch, if he has no heirs, to son Peter; (son) Peter the north side of the spring branch, if he has no heirs to son Abraham;
daus Hannah Phillips, Elizabeth Dodson, and Alice Dodson; wife Catherine; executor: son John; witnesses: Elizabeth Lawson,
Winfred Miskell, Henry Miskell. Ken Haas Book Carroll Co. Book pg 411.
The Sevier Family pg 525. Abraham Goad was in Lancaster Co., VA, by 1682. He became a planter
to Richmond Co., VA and owned several tracts of land, some of which he may have acquired from his mother-in-law, Eve. Abraham
Goad died April 11, 1734 according to the North Farham Parish Register, Richmond Co., Va. He married Katherine Williams. She
died May 23, 1741. North Farnham Parish, daughter of John and Eva Williams.
More About ABRAHAM GOAD:
Probate: July 01, 1734, North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., VA
Abraham: b 3-15-1710 VA d a 9-21-1779 VA m Joanna --- PS VA (DAR Patriot Index)
(Following information from WFT Vol. 10, Tree 1569, Carol Y. Mittag, much of this I have copies
of and will update when I get to this point of the web pages development)
Abraham and Abraham Goad, Junr. are included on "A list of persons sworn to the State in Capt.
McCorkle's Company of Montgomery County by Stephen Trigg in 1777". (Source: "Early Adventures on the Western Waters, Vol 1",
by Mary B. Kegley.) This source also shows Abraham Goad included on a list of survey made for almost 1,000 early adventurer
on the Western Waters under the terms of the Loyal Land Company. Abraham was also shown on a list of delinquents returned
by Daniel Trigg Deputy Sheriff for th Year 1773 and on a list of delinquents returned by James McGavock for 1773.
Abraham received a grant of 374 acres on Frying Pan Creek, adjoining Dalton. Two of his grandsons,
sons of Robert would later marry Dalton sisters.
Early Adventurers on Westerm Waters. 1745 - 1800
Including Goad and some "allied" family surnames, Cox/Cocke, Adkins, Dodson
Early Adventures on the Western Waters, Volume I, The New River of Virginia in Pioneer Days,
1745 - 1800
Margaret B. Kegley and F. B. Kegley, Green Publishers, Inc, Orange, Virginia © 1980
Early Adventurers on Westerm Waters. 1745 - 1800
Including Goad and some "allied" family surnames, Cox/Cocke, Adkins, Dodson
Early Adventures on the Western Waters, Volume I, The New River of Virginia in Pioneer Days,
1745 - 1800
Margaret B. Kegley and F. B. Kegley, Green Publishers, Inc, Orange, Virginia © 1980
Stephen Trigg took a list of those who swore allegiance in several companies including McCorkle's
Cloyd's, Taylor's, Draper's, and Daniel Tigg's. These lists are found on pages 145-148 in the book, Revolutionary War'; filed
at the Counthouse in Chnstiansburg
"A list of persons sworn to the State in Capt. Mc Corckle's Company of Montgomery County by
Stephen Trigg, in 1777:
John Cox, 25th (December)
Abraham Goad, Junr.
More About Abraham Goad and Katherine Williams:
Marriage: 1692, North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., VA
Children of Abraham Goad and Katherine Williams are:
i. Abraham Goad, born 10 Mar 1709 in North Farnham
Parish, Richmond Co., Va; died 21 Sep 1779 in Pittsylvania Co., VA; married Joanna Wheatley Abt. 1730 in Prince William Co.,
ii. William Goad, born Aug 1693 in North Farnham
Parish, Richmond Co., Va; died Jan 1731 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., Va.
iii. Hannah Goad, born Nov 1695 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond
Co., Va; died Abt. 1788 in Henry Co., Va.
iv. John Goad, born 27 Nov 1700 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond
Co., Va; died Jul 1771 in Bedford Co., VA.
v. Elizabeth Goad, born Abt. 1705 in North Farnham
Parish, Richmond Co., Va; died 1799.
vi. Alice Goad, born Abt. 1704 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond
Co., Va; died 07 Sep 1767 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., Va.
vii. Peter Goad, born 27 May 1715 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond
Co., Va; died Abt. 1794 in Richmond Co., VA.
112. Samuel Chew Burgess (Source: (1) All Hallows Parish Register, 1888 MD Historical
Society copy; FHL microfilm 0,013,279, item 1., (2) Lower Norfolk Co., VA deeds, wills and orders 2:16, FHL microfilm 0,032,823.,
(3) Samuel Burgess inventory, Maryland Inventories 29:101, FHL microfilm 0,012,872.), born 13 Nov 1698 in So. River
Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD; died 23 Jan 1743. He was the son of 224. Capt.
Edward Burgess and 225. Sarah Chew. He married 113. Elizabeth Fowler
Durbin 13 Apr 1716 in Anne Arundel Co., MD.
113. Elizabeth Fowler Durbin, born 1677; died Aft. 1730.
for Samuel Chew Burgess:
13. SAMUEL4 BURGESS (EDWARD3, WILLIAM2, DANIEL1) was born Abt. 1690 in South River Hundred,
Anne Arundel County , Maryland, and died 1743 in Anne Arundel Co, Maryland. He married ELIZABETH FOWLER April 03, 1716 in
Maryland, daughter of THOMAS FOWLER and SUSSANN IJAMS. She was born June 13, 1697.
for SAMUEL BURGESS:
He died testate in Anne Arundel county, willing his entire estate to his wife including "Cheney's
Hazard" and "Clarking Wells" but in the event that his wife gave birth to no children then the plantations were to revert
to the son of Dorothy Collingsworth.
On February 17, 1719/20 he and Elizabeth his wife were assigned to Patrick Symson, of London
Town, Merchant, whereas John Durbin devised to Elizabeth 100 acres of "Cheny's hazard" granted to Richard Cheney and whereas
John Durdain devised to the said Elizabeth 50 acres of "Clarkenewell" originally granted to John Clarke, both plantations
lying on South River.
On July 14, 1724, he mortgaged "Puddingtons' gift" being his dwelling-plantation of 533 acres
to Patrick Symson. On Jan. 19, 1729/30 he and his brother , John Burgess agreed to a division of their estate "Puddington's
He died intestate. The inventory of his personal estate was taken on January 23, 1734, and filed
at court on May 3, 1744, being apprised at 426lbs 15 shillings 7 pence and 7 pence.
His wifes will written in 1757 bequeathed to her Daughter Sarah Burgess, 5lbs, and the like
amount to another daughter Rachel Disney. She appointed her son, Richard Burgess, the executor and willed him the residuary
Children of SAMUEL BURGESS and ELIZABETH FOWLER are:
26. ii. RICHARD BURGESS, b. Abt. 1735, South
River Hundred, Anne Arundel County , Md.
EDWARD BURGESS, b. Unknown.
BENJAMIN BURGESS, b. Unknown.
URSULA BURGESS, b. Unknown; d. 1792, All Hollows Parish, Maryland.
SARAH BURGESS, b. Unknown.
JANE BURGESS, b. Unknown; m. EPHRIAM DUVALL; b. Unknown.
RACHEL BURGESS, b. Unknown; m. JAMES DISNEY; b. Unknown.
More About Samuel Burgess and Elizabeth Durbin:
Marriage: 13 Apr 1716, Anne Arundel Co., MD
Children of Samuel Burgess and Elizabeth Durbin are:
i. Richard Burgess, born 1724 in Anne Arundel Co.,
MD; died 1792 in Anne Arundel Co., MD; married Mary Ursula.
ii. John Burgess
iii. Elizabeth Burgess
iv. Margaret Burgess, married Unknown Ware.
v. Anne Burgess, married Unknown Whitr..
vi. Sarah Burgess, married Benjamin Gaither 1709; born in Gaither
Fanc Howard Co. MD.
120. Mathew McBee (Source: Harold Leslie Prestridge, GEDCOM File : halprestridge.ged,
25 Apr 2003. 605 S. BrightonDallas, TX 75208.), born 1669 in Scotland.;
died 1709 in Prince George Co., Maryland.. He married 121. Jane Brock
Abt. 1694 in Prince George Co., MD.
121. Jane Brock, born Abt. 1679 in Prince George Co., Maryland; died 27 Nov 1746
in Prince George Co. MD. She was the daughter of 242. William Brock.
More About Mathew McBee and Jane Brock:
Marriage: Abt. 1694, Prince George Co., MD
Children of Mathew McBee and Jane Brock are:
i. William McBee, born 22 Oct 1704 in Prince George
MD; died Mar 1759 in Halifax VA; married Susannah Vardry Abt. 1725 in King George Co., VA..
ii. Mary McBee, born Sep 1695; died Unknown; married
William Nichols 11 Sep 1711 in Prince George Co., MD (Source: Vardry McBee, Man of Reason in an Age of Extremes, by Roy McBee
Smith, page 315.); born Unknown; died Unknown.
iii. Brock McBee, born Abt. 1698; died Abt. 1757 (Source: Great
McBee Search, Vol 1, Issue 1.); married Elizabeth Beckett 22 Dec 1715 in Prince George Co., MD; born Unknown; died Unknown.
James McBee, born 20 Jan 1701 in Prince George Co. MD; died Abt.1759
v. Matthew McBee, born Abt. 1698; died Unknown;
122. John Vardry, born Unknown; died Unknown.
Child of John Vardry is:
i. Susannah Vardry, born Abt. 1708 in Prince George,
Maryland; died Abt. 1759 in Halifax County, Virginia; married William McBee Abt. 1725 in King George Co., VA..
124. John Echols (Source: (1) History of Echols Family by Milneer Echols written
1850., (2) Domesday Book compiled in 1086 A.D., by Duke William of Normandy.), born Abt. 1650 in England; died 1712
in Amellia Co., VA. He married 125. Mary Cave 1688 in Essex County, Virginia
(Source: Echols, Milner, History of the Echols Family, (Written by Milner Echols in 1850 at approximately age 78..).
125. Mary Cave (Source: Echols, Milner, History of the Echols Family, Milner Echoles
in his 1850 history).), born Abt. 1655 in Carolina Co. VA; died Unknown in Amellia Co., VA. She was the daughter of 250. John Cave and 251. Elizabeth Travers.
Notes for John Echols:
(From Hall of Names, Inc., Canada)
The distinguished surname Echols is one of the most notable Anglo-Saxon surnames, and its historical
trail has emerged from the mists of time to become an influential surname of the middle ages and of the present day.
In an in-depth research of such ancient manuscripts as the Domesday Book compiled in 1086 A.D.,
by Duke William of Normandy, the Ragman Rolls (1291-1296) collected by King Edward Ist of England, the Curia Regis Rolls,
The Pipe Rolls, the Hearth Rolls, parish registers, baptismals, tax records and other ancient documents, researchers found
the first record of the name Echols in Lancashire where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the
Norman conquest and the arrival of duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Confusing to most, we found many different spellings in the archives researched. Although your name, Echols, occurred in many manuscripts, from time to time the surname was often, spelt
Eccles, Ecles, Eckles, Eyckles, Accles, Ackles, and these changes in spelling frequently occurred, even between father and
son. There is one record, a father and eight sons. In the graveyard where they are buried, all nine have different spellings of their surnames. Many reasons were revealed for these spelling variations, but mainly church officials and scribes spelt
the name as it was told to them.
The family name Echols is one of the most notable of the ancient Anglo-Saxon race. This founding race of England, a fair-skinned people led by General/Commanders Hengist and Horsa, settled
in Kent from about the year 400 A.D. The Angles, on the other hand, occupied the eastern coast.
The Anglo-Saxon five century domination of English society was an uncertain time, and the nation
divided into five separate kingdoms, a high king being elected as supreme ruler.
By 1066, King Harold came to the throne of England which was enjoying reasonable peace and prosperity. However, the Norman invasion from France
and their victory at the Battle of Hastings, found many of the vanquished Saxon land owners to be forfeited their land by
Duke William and his invading nobles. They became oppressed under Norman rule,
and some moved northward to the midlands, Lancashire and Yorkshire, even into Scotland.
The family name Echols emerged as a notable English name in the county of Lancashire where they
were recorded as a family of great antiquity seated at Eccles with manor and estates in that shire. But like many other families they moved north into Scotland and were granted lands in a Barony in Dumfriesshire
which they named Eccles. They later branched to Eccles in Berkwickshire. John Eccles of Berkwickshire rendered homage to King Edward I of England on his brief
conquest of Scotland in I296. Sir Mathew Eccles of Dumfriesshire was a Judge. The Eccles Clan in Dumfriesshire became a distinguished clan and flourished until
the ]7th century. Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir Mathew Eccles
For the next two or three centuries, the surname Echols flourished and played a significant
role in the political development of England. During the I 6th, I 7th and 18th
centuries, England was ravaged by religious and political conflict. Puritanism,
Catholicism, Royalist and parliamentary forces shed much blood. Many families
were freely "encouraged" to migrate to Ireland, or the "colonies. " Some
were rewarded with grants of lands, others were banished.
In Ireland, settlers became known as the Adventurers for land in Ireland. These Protestant. settlers undertook to maintain the Protestant faith.
In Ireland they settled in the counties of Wicklow and Tyrone and acquired the estates of Eccles Ville and the head
of the family was Kildonan in Wicklow.
Meanwhile, the New World beckoned and migration continued, some voluntarily from Ireland, but
mostly directly from England or Scotland, their home territories. Some clans
and families even moved to the European continent.
Kinsmen of the family name Echols were amongst the many who sailed aboard the armada of small
sailing ships known as the “White Sails” which plied the stormy Atlantic.
These overcrowded ships were pestilence ridden--sometimes 30% to 40% of the passenger list never reaching their destination,
their numbers reduced by many diseases and the elements, and many were buried at sea
Principal amongst the settlers who could be considered a kinsman of the surname Echols, or a
variable spelling of that family name was Anne Eccles, who settled in Virginia in 1698.
James, John, Mary, Robert, Samuel, Thomas, and William Eccles all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1840
The trek from the port of entry was also arduous and many joined the wagon trains to the prairies
or to the west coast. During the American War of Independence, many loyalists made their way north to Canada about 1 790,
and became known as the United Empire Loyalists.
20th century notables of this surname, Echols, include many distinguished persons: Sir John
Eccles; Lord Eccles; Viscount David McAdam Eccles, K. C V. O., British Politician and Company Director, Member of the House
of Lords; General Ronald Eccles; Sir John Carew Eccles, M.B. B.S. D.Phil, Australian Neurophysiologist, Recipient of the Nobel
Prize in Physiology/Medicine
John Echols an Englishman came to America about the end of the 16th century or the beginning
of the17th century from England and settled in Caroline County, Virginia. There he married a red-headed woman named Mary Cave.
Mary's Father was also from England and he and John Echols paid the transportation for others to come to the colonies to in
exchange for land here. John Cave was also and importer of fine wines.
When John Echols came to the colonies records show that at least three other Echols were already
in America, but this John was known as the "Ole Englishman
More About John Echols:
Immigration: End of the 16th or the beginning of the 17th century
Religion: John was a Quaker
Residence: Settled in Caroline Co., VA
Notes for Mary Cave:
"a tall, redheaded woman." (Milner Echoles in his 1850 history)
More About John Echols and Mary Cave:
Marriage: 1688, Essex County, Virginia (Source: Echols, Milner, History of the Echols Family,
(Written by Milner Echols in 1850 at approximately age 78..)
Children of John Echols and Mary Cave are:
i. William Echols, born 1699 in :probably in King
and Queen Co., VA; died Apr 1771 in Halifax Co., VA; married Sarah Turner Abt. 1710.
ii. John Echols, born 1682 in First born son of
John Echols the Englishman; died 20 Dec 1750 in Beaufort Co., NC.
iii. Abraham Echols, born Unknown; died 1749
in Lunenburg Co., VA;
iv. Richard Echols, born 1694 in King and Queen Co.,VA; died Aft. 15 Jan 1778 in Pittsylvania Co., VA; married Catherine Evans.
v. Eleanor Echols, born 1676; died 1773; married
Nicholas Gillinine; born Unknown; died Unknown.
vi. Ann Echols, born Abt. 1700 in King and Queen Co.,VA; died 28 Oct 1740 in Raleigh Parish, Amelia Co., VA; married George Marchbanks Abt. 1721 in
Amelia Co., VA; born Unknown; died Unknown.
vii. Joseph Echols
More About Joseph Echols:
Medical Information: He had asthma which prevented him from lying down. He didn't lay down
for forty years. He had an instrument that fit his forehead and sat up and slept