The 1750 Bird Family  IT'S ABOUT TIME Vol. 4

CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH NOTES RECORDED WHILE RESEARCHING THE PATERNAL ANCESTORS, DESCENDANTS, AND COLLATERAL LINES, OF DAVID WILLIAM BIRD (1901- ) Including the families of   BIRD, BYRD, BIRT, BORDT, CALLAHAN, CURRY, DIEFENBACH, DYER, HULL, HOHL, KEISTER, KIESTER,  RIDER, RYDER, RADER, READER, STEUART, STEWART, USHER, WENDEROTH, WINTEROTT

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1750 - The first Negro slave known to be in the vicinity of

present Highland County, Virginia was a girl or young

woman purchased for Ann Jane USHER by her guardian about

1750. It is very possible that this slave is the one whom

Mrs Loftus PULLIN (nee USHER) set free by her will in

1805. Oren F. Morton, A HISTORY OF HIGHLAND COUNTY,

VIRGINIA (1979), p.99, 211.

1750c. Andrew BIRD, Sr. died about 1750 at Smith Creek,

Shenandoah Co., VA. See LDS St. George Temple Record

#20325; DAUGHTERS OF AMERICAN COLONIST LINEAGE BOOK ,

(1939).

1750 - Mrs. Betty Jean Clifford wrote in 1975 that a RIDER

family, German in origin, came into the Shenandoah Valley

from Penna. about 1750 under the spelling READER.

1750 - The records of Trinity Lutheran Church of Lancaster

County, Pennsylvania show that "Peter Thomas HOHL, a

widower and a miller on the Susquehanna River, and

Susannah Margaretha DIFFENBACH, a single person, have been

published several Sundays, and are joined, in wedlock,

25th of November 1750." Shortly after this marriage,

Peter Thomas HULL, his bride, and his two sons by his

former marriage in Germany, Peter and Francis HULL, took

the trail toward Rockingham County, in the Valley of

Virginia. See Virkus ABRIDGED COMPENDIUM OF AMERICAN

GENEALOGY , v.1,p.565; Morton, Oren F., HISTORY OF

HIGHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA , pp.303-305; Wayland, John W.

THE GERMAN ELEMENT OF TH SHENANDOAH VALLEY (1907), p.55;

Smith, Elmer Lewis et.al., THE PENNSYLVANIA GERMANS OF

THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY , pp.46-47; L.D.S. batch #7303909,

serial sheet #28; A ROSTER OF REVOLUTIONARY ANCESTORS OF

THE INDIANA DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION v.2,

p.171.

Peter Thomas and Susannah (DIEFFENBACH) HULL had

children: William HULL m. Rebecca BRADFORD; George HULL,

b. Oct. 1757, m. Hannah KEISTER; Mary Magdalene m. Abraham

BURNER; Phoebe Anastasia (1768-1815) m. John YEAGER; David

HULL; John HULL m. Jan HASTINGS; Catherine married Peter

ZICKAFOOSE; Eva C. married George YEAGER; Robert HULL;

Henry HULL m. (1st) Elizabeth KEISTER, m. (2nd) Elizabeth

HAWKINS; Ann Elizabeth m. James Augustine PATTERSON; and

Margaret m. Adam ARBOGAST. A ROSTER OF REVOLUTIONARY

ANCESTORS OF THE INDIANA DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN

REVOLUTION v.2, p.171; D.A.R. #487582.

1750 - Thomas FITZHUGH and Sarah STUART were married, 19 June

1750, at Stafford Co., Virginia.

1750 - On 28 August 1750, Roger DYER, William DYER, William

STEVENSON, Matthew PATTON and John PATTON, who had

purchased portions of the 1850 acre tract patented to

Robert GREEN on 12 January 1746, "were added to the list

of tithables" in Augusta County, Virginia." This earliest

settlement in that section of the country on the south

branch of the Potomac was known as the "Dyer Settlement."

Sara G. Clark, "The Pattons, A Pioneer Family in

Kentucky," REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY STATE HISTORICAL

SOCIETY , pp.131-151.

1750 - James STUART patented, in 1750, 300 acres on Stuart's

Creek. The land was sold by Robert STUART, in 1800, to

Richard MATHEWS, and by him, 1802, to Joseph KINCAID.

Oren F. Morton ANNALS OF BATH COUNTY, VIRGINIA , p.32.

1751 - James STUART was constable in Augusta (later Bath)

County, Virginia in 1751. Oren F. Morton ANNALS OF BATH

COUNTY, VIRGINIA , p.54.

1751 - David STEWART was Sheriff of Augusta Co., Virginia, 21

Nov 1751. He married in Wales the widow of John PAUL

(died 1745 in Scotland). David STUART, an adult, was

baptized by Mr. CRAIG, 21 Jan 1747. Col. David STEUART is

said to have lost his life by drowning in the Shenandoah

River. Waddell, ANNALS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA ,

pp.366-379,192.

1752 - Philemon BIRD of Middlesex and Richmond County, Va

died, 7 Jan 1752. He married Mary LEE, and had children,

John born, 4 Feb 1739, Joanna, Philemon 1745, Abner 1735,

Damarias 1737, Mary Anne, and Elizabeth. See WILLIAM AND

MARY QUARTERLY , v.7,p191 and V.13,p.131.

1752 - Charles STUART and Frances WASHINGTON were married, 23

February 1752, at Orange County, Virginia. Cecil D.

McDonald, Jr., SOME VIRGINIA MARRIAGES 1700-1799 , v.17,

p.19.

1752 - Peter Thomas HULL and Susanna (DIEFFENBACH) HULL

settled on land bought from Christopher and Ludwig

FRANCISCO, on Cub's Run, Rockingham County, Virginia, on 2

July 1752. This land was part of the Jacob STOVER tracts.

Augusta County Deed Bk.3,pp.129-134; Deed Bk.4, p.406;

RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA , v.III, p.305.

The FRANCISCO family had located in Lancaster county,

Pennsylvania with other Germans and Swiss as early as

1709, purchased land from Jacob STOVER in 1738, and later

settled in Bath Co., Virginia.

When Jacob STOVER died in 1740, his property was

disposed of to Jacob CASTLE, Ludowick FRANCISCO, John

BAUMGARDNER and others. (A Catharine DIEFFENBACH married

a BAUMGARTNER and moved to Staunton, Va.)

During the years 1751 and 1752, Jacob STOVER also sold

470 acres of land in Augusta County to Thomas LEWIS,

eldest son of the pioneer, John LEWIS, and brother to Gen.

Andrew and Col. Charles LEWIS. Christopher and Ludwig

FRANCISCUS sold land to Thomas LEWIS, Gabriel JONES, Peter

HULL, Nicholas TROUT, Patrick WILSON, Nicholas NULL,

Valentine PENCE and Maurice POUND. In Feb. 1751, Henry

FRANCISCUS bought of James WOOD, William RUSSELL, and

William GREEN, 310 ages of land on the north and south

forks of the south branch of the Potomac (near present

Moorefield, West Virginia).

VIRGINIA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY , v.30,p.181; Smith,

Elmer Lewis et.al., THE PENNSYLVANIA GERMANS OF THE

SHENANDOAH VALLEY , pp.46-55,passim; John Walter Wayland,

THE GERMAN ELEMENT of the SHENANDOAH VALLEY of VIRGINIA

(1907 - reprinted 1978), pp.54-56.

1752 - Charles STUART and Susanna GRIGSBY were married, 9 Nov.

1752, at King George County, Virginia.

1752 - James STUART and Elizabeth IRBY were married, 29 Nov.

1752, at Brunswick Co., Virginia.

1753 - Part of the tract on the Shenandoah River, purchased by

Peter HULL in 1752, was delivered to Nicholas TROUT on 3

January 1753. Nicholas TROUT was a friend and neighbor of

Peter HULL. Not long after this land transaction between

HULL and TROUT, they were (as it is told) having a

friendly conversation, during which TROUT playfully pulled

a gun from HULL's hand, pulling the muzzle toward him.

According to witnesses and court records, the gun

accidentally discharged, instantly killing TROUT. An

inquest was held, and Peter HULL (an influential person in

the settlement) was found blameless. The gun was found

guilty. From the Original Petitions and Papers filed

in Augusta County Court - 1753 - 54, Part I , we find the

following:

"Inquisition on the body of Nicholas TROUT, 17 July

1753. - Jurors do say that the said Nicholas TROUT, in

simplicity, without malice, playing with Peter HULL and

seizing a gun in said HULL's hands and pulling its' muzzle

towards him 'she' accidentally went off without any act or

knowledge of the said HULL and discharged herself with a

ball and two great shots into ye breast of said TROUT, of

which he died immediately on ye spot, and quit ye gun

wherewith ye same was done was entirely in fault for not

keeping her bounds, but going off without force or

consent." In teste: Peter SCHOLL, Coroner; John

STEVENSON, Ledwick FRANCISCO, John MacMICHEL, James

BRUSTER, Thomas WATS, Thomas CRAWFORD, Patrick MILICAN,

John WILSON, Jacob HARMAN, Niclas NOLL,

Hennery DALY, Jacob NICHOLAS. - Augusta County, Virginia

Court Records, v.I, p.440.

1753 - "Prior to the year 1754, settlers had established

themselves on the South Fork of the Potomac (in present

Pendleton, Co., Virginia). The first settler (though not

permanent) on the river and in the county as well, was

Abraham BURNER, a trader who built a cabin post below

Brandywine across the river from the mouth of Hawse's

Run."

Note: Abraham BURNER, son of the pioneer settler,

married to Mary HULL (1760-1840), daughter of Peter Thomas

HULL.

A. D. Lough, "An account of the Indian Massacre at Fort

Seybert" (Franklin, Virginia Newspaper Article, ca.1920s).

1753 - Frederick KEISTER came from Germany to the South Fork

of the Potomac in Rockingham County, Va. (now Pendleton

Co., Va.) about 1753. Morton, Oren F., HISTORY OF

HIGHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA , pp.325-326,357,360.

1753 - Caspar WINTEROTH and his wife Margaretha WINTEROTT,

sold by deed, "Addition to Wolf Pit", 50 Acres and all

improvements, to John Philip STRIDER, on 7 June 1753.

Annapolis Hall of Records, LGD 1742-1745, pp.270-272;

Carpenter, Vern A., WENDEROTH FAMILIES (1987), p.6.

1753 - William EASTHAM and Frances BIRD were married, (bond)

23 June 1753, at Middlesex Co., Virginia. Cecil D.

McDonald, Jr., SOME VIRGINIA MARRIAGES 1700-1799 , v.8,

p.9.

1753 - In 1753, Valentine SEVIER and his wife, Joanna, sold to

Andrew BIRD, 184 acres of land "Between Limestone Ridge

and Smiths Creek; corner Andrew BIRD's survey, Robert

MILSAP's survey," etc. J. Houston Harrison, SETTLERS BY

THE LONG GREY TRAIL (1935), p.144-146; Chalkey, v.III,

p.315.

1754 - A different family of BYRD's lived in the area of Bath

Co., VA contemporaneously with our John BIRD who married

Susanna WINTROW. This line of BYRD's may have came from

Cheshire, England. John BYRD, the pioneer, was perhaps

great-grandson to William BYRD, who came to Henrico, 1674

and grandson to the only brother of Col. William BYRD of

Westover (1674-1744), founder of Richmond, Virginia. See

Oren F. Morton's, HISTORY OF HIGHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ,

pp.354-355; Wright, Louis B. and Tinling, Marion, THE

GREAT AMERICAN GENTLEMAN (1963).

This other John BYRD purchased from Adam DICKENSON, in

1754, 215 acres of land on Jackson's River and an

adjoining tract of 317 acres to William DEAN. William

DEAN sold his tract, in 1765, to his brother, John DEAN.

John BYRD was constable at Augusta (later Bath) County,

Virginia in 1755.

Col. John DICKENSON (1731-1799), married, ca.1758, to

Martha USHER, daughter of Edward and --?-- (PERRY) USHER.

John DICKENSON was the only son of Adam DICKENSON who, in

1754, sold tracts on the Jackson River to John BYRD and to

William DEAN.

According to Oren F. Morton, "John BYRD, a

brother-in-law to John and William DEAN, was killed by

Indians two years after his purchase on Jackson's River in

1754. Of the wife and six children who were carried away,

John, Jr., is the only one we know to have returned. The

family were trying to escape to Fort Dinwiddie. The son

became so Indianized that it was quite a while before he

could reconcile himself to the ways of his own people. He

was a favorite with the red men, and made at least one

attempt to go back to them. His wife was a HAMILTON.

There were seven children, but Andrew H. BIRD, whose wife

was Elizabeth CAPITO, was the only son to stay in Bath.

He was twice its sheriff. A sister, two years older than

John, Jr., remained with the Indians. Another sister was

Sarah, born in 1743. She does not seem to have been

carried away, and chose John DEAN as guardian." Morton,

Oren F., ANNALS OF BATH COUNTY, VIRGINIA ,

pp.28,54,190,192. Also Morton, Oren F., HISTORY OF

HIGHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA , pp.354-355.

1754 - Loftus PULLIN (son of Loftus PULLIN?) married Ann Jenny

USHER, daughter of Edward and --?-- (PERRY) USHER. A

petition of 1754 condemns the selling by ordinaries of

large quantities of liquor at extravagant rates, whereby

money is drained out of the country. The signers

expressed their intention of making their own liquor so as

to keep their money in the home neighborhood. Among the

signers of the petition were Joseph BELL and Loftus

PULLEN. Loftus PULLEN patented 321 acres on the

Bullpasture between ESTILL and BODKIN, in 1758. Two years

later, he sold 240 acres to James SHAW. Oren F. Morton

ANNALS OF BATH COUNTY, VIRGINIA , p.32,52,168.

1755 - British General BRADDOCK led his army to a crushing

defeat against the French and their Indian allies at Fort

Duquesne (present Pittsburgh, PA), in 1755. The entire

frontier was left defenseless and exposed to Indian

depredation. The red warriors, flushed with triumph at

their easy victory against the British proceeded to

assault the frontier with fire and tomahawk.

The area of Bath County, Virginia suffered severely.

"Fort Dickinson and Fort Lewis were both assaulted. In

September 1756, thirteen persons were killed around Fort

Dinwiddie, including John BYRD, James MAYSE, James

MONTGOMERY, George KINKEAD, and Nicholas CARPENTER. At

least two others were wounded; and twenty-eight, mostly

children, were carried away. Among those captured by the

Indians were Mrs. BYRD and six children, Mrs. KINKEAD and

three children, and five children of Joseph CARPENTER.

Oren F. Morton, A HISTORY OF HIGHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA

(1911 - reprinted 1979), pp.74-85; ENCYCLOPEDIA AMERICANA

(International Edition, 1965), v.4, pp.383-384.

1755 - Frederick KEISTER (1730-1814) married, ca.1755, to

Hannah, daughter of Roger and Hannah (BRITTON?) DYER. The

village of Brandywine stands on a part of the original

KEISTER homestead. Cleek, Geo. W., EARLY WESTERN AUGUSTA

PIONEERS , pp.350,351,385-387; Morton, Oren F., HISTORY

OF PENDLETON COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA , pp.239-241.

1755 - William STEUART (1732c.-1797) married, before 1757, to

Margaret USHER, daughter of Edward USHER. They had

children: James STEUART; Edward STEUART married Mary

CALLAHAN; John STEUART married Hannah HICKLIN; William

STEUART married Virginia GWIN; Usher STEUART; Mary STEUART

married Charles CALLAHAN; and Jane STEUART married James

HICKLIN.

Morton credits William STEUART (1732c.-1797) as being

the earliest teacher in what is now Highland County,

Virginia, "having taught quite regularly from the time of

his arrival about 1755. He appears to have been well

educated, especially in the mathematics. Oren F. Morton,

A HISTORY OF HIGHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA (1911, reprinted

1979), p.150.

1755 - A James STEWART served as Captain of the second column

of the Augusta Militia, under Col. John DICKENSON, in

1755. Hennings Statutues.

Among the list of Officers who were present in action

on the banks of the Monongahela River, on 9 July, 1755,

was Captain STEWART of the Virginia troops. Six Hundred

men were killed or wounded. Florence Smith Dickerson's,

THE JAMES STEART FAMILY , p.27.

1755 - On 27 Nov. 1755, the Vestry of Augusta Parish met, and

designated processioners (to report before March 1st next)

as follows: biz., "John HARRISON, Jr., and Daniel SMITH,

in Capt. Daniel HARRISON's company. Thomas MOORE and

David ROBINSON, in Capt. Ephraim LOVE's company, and to

head of Brock's Gap. Matthew PATTON and William DYER, on

South Fork of the Branch of Potowmack, Jacob PETERS and

Henry FRANCISCO, on Mill Creek and Shelton's tract," etc.

J. Houston Harrison, SETTLERS BY THE LONG GREY TRAIL

(1935), p.182.

1756 - John BYRD of Jackson's River, Augusta Co., Virginia was

killed by Indians 14 Sept. 1756. His wife and 6 children

were captured and made prisoners.

Mrs. BYRD and her children were captured while fleeing

to Fort Dinwiddie on the lower Jackson's River.

According to Morton, "There is no further account of

the mother and four of the children. The oldest, then a

girl of ten years, is said to have married an Indian. The

only one to return was John BYRD, Jr. who was eight years

old when carried away. When he was returned, now a boy of

sixteen, he was wearing a gold chain fastened to punctures

in his nose and ears. His bravery put him in high favor

with his captors. They had him climb trees to drive bears

out of them, but took care that he was not harmed. The

only time he took fright was when he heard a

gun and knew a bear was making for him. The Indians were

greatly attached to the boy and intended making him a

chief. He made two attempts to return to them, but was

prevented, and became ancestor of the BYRDS of Bath and

Highland Counties." Oren F. Morton, A HISTORY OF

HIGHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA (1979), pp-81-82; See also:

VIRGINIA MAGAZINE , v.2,pp.399-402; Morton, Oren F.,

ANNALS OF BATH COUNTY, VIRGINIA , p.82.

1756 - A list of returns in the Augusta Parish Vestry Book,

1756, includes the names of David RALSTON, Valentine

SEVIER, Andrew BIRD, Moses BIRD, John Joseph and Robert

CRAVENS, Thomas MOORE, et.al. J. Houston Harrison,

SETTLERS BY THE LONG GREY TRAIL (1935), p.182; Chalkey,

v.II, pp.442-4.

1757 - James STEWART, son of William and Margaret (USHER)

STEUART, was born, 2 January 1757, in Augusta County

(later Bath Co.), Virginia. See Pension #S6159.

1757 - "In 1757, one of the major atrocities of the Indians

took place at Cartmell's Gap, two miles from the Blue

Ridge in the Shenandoah Valley. The road swung here and

went through Stanton Courthouse." Florence Smith

Dickerson's, THE JAMES STEWART FAMILY , p.27.

In the summer of 1757, James STUART ("probably

brother-in-law to Ralph LAVERTY") and John MOORE were

killed in Indian Attacks on Fort Dinwiddie on the

Cowpasture River. Among the captives who were carried

away in this raid were James STUART, Jr., Mrs. MOORE and

her children. Morton, Oren F., ANNALS OF BATH COUNTY,

VIRGINIA , p.83,200; Oren F. Morton, A HISTORY OF

HIGHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA (1979), p.81; Lyman C. Draper,

THE PRESTON REGISTER , p.154-157; Florence Smith

Dickerson's, THE JAMES STEWART FAMILY , p.53.

In VIRGINIA WILLS AND ADMINISTRATIONS (1632-1800)

Torrence -- Virginia State Library, we find James STEWART

absent from Augusta Co., Virginia, after his death in

1757, and again in 1758.

1757 - Roger DYER of Augusta County, Virginia in his will

dated 24 Feb 1757 (proved 21 Mar 1759) mentions his wife

Hanna DYER; sons James DYER (under 21 years of age) and

William DYER, daughters Hanna GESTER (KIESTER), Hester

PATTON, and Sarah HASE; and a Grandson, Roger DYER, son of

William DYER. To his daughter Hanna (DYER) KIESTER he

bequeathed "a certain tract of land lying in Hampshire

County containing 427 acres". Witnesses to the Will of

Roger DYER were William MILLER, Adam RIDER, and William

GIBSON. Will Book 2, page 301; Sara G. Clark, "The

Pattons, A Pioneer Family in Kentucky," REGISTER OF THE

KENTUCKY STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY , pp.137-138; Cleek,

Geo. W., EARLY WESTERN AUGUSTA PIONEERS , pp.350-352;

1757 - Adam RIDER was a witness to the Will of Roger DYER of

Augusta Co., Virginia on 24 Feb 1757. On 16 May 1759 Adam

RIDER further proved the will and it was probated.

Augusta County Will Book 2, page 301.

1757 - A John BIRD was killed in the Indian Wars in 1757.

VIRGINIA MAGAZINE , v.2,p.402.

This John BIRD had a son John who lived in Bath Co.,

and married a HAMILTON. He was a contemporary of our John

BIRD, but this was a different family. See also: Oren

Morton's ANNALS OF BATH COUNTY , P.190; Oren Morton's

HISTORY OF HIGHLAND COUNTY , pp354-355.

1757 - Abraham BIRD (1737-1820) married, 1757, probably in

Shenandoah Co., Virginia, to Rachel ZEIGLER. He served as

Legislator and held the rank of Lieutenant in the

Shenandoah County, Virginia Militia in 1776. He was a

Colonel in 1778. He was a representative of Dunmore

County in the Virginia Constitutional Convention in 1776

and represented both Dunmore and Shenandoah counties in

the Virginia House of Delegates for 11 sessions from 1776

to 1796.

Abraham and Rachel (ZEIGLER) BIRD had children:

Magdalene married Reuben ALLEN; Elizabeth m. Thomas JONES;

Catherine m. John THOMAS; Margaret m. Joseph HAWKINS; Mary

m. Reuben MOORE; Andrew BIRD m. Mary HOLKER; Mark BIRD m.

Sarah GORDON; Abraham BIRD m. Catharine FRY; and George

BIRD m. Hannah ALLEN. A ROSTER OF REVOLUTIONARY

ANCESTORS OF THE INDIANA DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN

REVOLUTION , v.1, p.52; D.A.R. #562622.

1757 - George HULL (1757-1852), son of Peter Thomas and

Susannah Margaret (DIEFENBACH) HULL, was born 15 Oct 1757.

He was a soldier in the American Revolution. See Virkus's

ABRIDGED COMPENDIUM OF AMERICAN GENEALOGY , v.1,p.565,

v.5,p.159, v.7,p.196.

1758 - In 1758 George Washington was "commander-in-chief of

the Virginia troops, consisting of two regiments, one led

by himself and the other by Colonel BYRD." Waddell,

ANNALS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA (1886), p.103.

1758c- Col. John DICKENSON (1731-1799), married, ca.1758, to

Martha USHER, daughter of Edward and --?-- (PERRY) USHER.

John DICKENSON was the only son of Adam DICKENSON. At the

age of 22, John DICKENSON was a captain of horse, and

during the next 25 years he saw very much military service

on the frontier. He was appointed Overseer of roads in

Augusta County in 1754. In 1756, he was appointed a

Justice of Augusta County, but in 1779 he declined further

service. In 1763, he was granted a tavern license. After

being wounded in at least two skirmishes with the Indians,

he was severely wounded in the shoulder at the battle of

Point Pleasant, and for this injury he was granted a

pension of 50 pounds per year. In 1777, with the rank of

colonel, he returned to Point Pleasant at the head of a

regiment of militia.

Colonel DICKENSON was a large holder of real estate,

owning land on the Greenbrier and even in North Carolina.

John and Martha (USHER) DICKENSON had children: Mary

married Samuel SHREWSBURY; Martha married John SHREWSBURY;

Nancy; Adam; Jean; and John. The only grandson in the

male line to finish his days in Bath County was John Usher

Dickenson, who returned about 1850 and was the first

proprietor of the hotel at Millboro. Oren F. Morton

ANNALS OF BATH COUNTY, VIRGINIA , p.38-39,53,60.

1758 - Roger DYER died 28 Apr 1758 at Fort Seybert. His son,

William DYER, was also killed in the same Indian massacre.

Another son, James and a daughter, were captured by the

Indians. James escaped after two years, and a year later

negotiated the release of his sister. It is not clear

whether there was one or two sisters captured and

released. The "Sarah DYER" who was married to Peter HAWES

at the time of the Indian raid may have been the "Mary

DYER" who later married Robert DAVIS or Mary DYER may have

been a daughter of William DYER and grand-daughter of

Roger DYER.

1758 - Fort Seybert "was in the northern part of the present

county of Highland, then Augusta. There the inhabitants

of the surrounding country had taken shelter from the

Indians. Between thirty and forty persons of both sexes

and all ages were in the enclosure. No Indians having yet

appeared, a youth named James DYER and his sister went

outside one day for some purpose, and had not proceeded

far before they came in view of forty or fifty Shawnees

going toward the fort. Hurrying back to provided for

their own safety and give the alarm, they were overtaken

and captured. The place was incapable of withstanding a

vigorous assault, and the garrison was poorly supplied

with ammunition. Captain SEYBERT, therefore, determined

to surrender, and did so in spite of the opposition of

some of the people. The gate was thrown open, and the

money and other stipulated articles were handed over to

the Indians. Thereupon, one of the most ruthless

tragedies of Indian warfare was perpetrated. The inmates

of the fort were arranged in two rows and nearly all of

them were tomahawked. A few, spared from caprice or some

other cause, were carried off into captivity. Young DYER

was the only captive who ever returned. He was taken to

Logstown, thence to the Muskingum, and thence to

Chilicothe, where he remained a prisoner nearly two years.

Accompanying the Indians to Fort Pitt, he there concealed

himself in a hovel, and after two years more returned."

Waddell, ANNALS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA (1886),

pp.102-103. See also Morton, Oren F., HISTORY OF

PENDLETON COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA , pp.39-51; A. D. Lough,

"An account of the Indian Massacre at Fort Seybert"

(Franklin, Virginia Newspaper Article, ca.1920's); Sara G.

Clark, "The Pattons, A Pioneer Family in Kentucky,"

REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY ,

pp.131-151.

Mr. Dale BOWMAN of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, a descendant

of Roger DYER visited the site of the Fort Seybert

Massacre in 1986 and was disturbed

that no marker had been placed at the site. With the help

of BOWMAN and other DYER descendants, a bronzed plate was

placed on the wall surrounding the common grave site. It

reads as follows:

Grave site of 17 Victims

of the Fort Seybert Massacre

April 28, 1758

Known Names

Cpt. Jacob Seybert & Wife

Roger Dyer

Wallace Boy

William Dyer

Henry Haus

John Regger & Wife

1758 - James and Sarah DYER were taken captive by the Indians,

28 April 1758, and held in captivity for about three

years. Cleek, Geo. W., EARLY WESTERN AUGUSTA PIONEERS ,

p.351; Morton, Oren F., HISTORY OF PENDLETON COUNTY, WEST

VIRGINIA , p.89; Wayland, John W., HISTORY OF ROCKINGHAM

COUNTY, VIRGINIA , p.444; J. Houston Harrison, SETTLERS

BY THE LONG GREY TRAIL (1935), p.207-

James Samuel CURRY married 6 Oct 1880 to Mollie J.

HARMAN. Mollie HARMAN was the daughter of George and

Susan (SMITH) HARMAN, both born in Pendleton County, West

Va.. "Her great-great-grandfather was Captain Robert

DAVIS, who led the whites in pursuit of the Indians after

the massacre of Fort Sibert. Mary DYER, then twelve years

of age, was among those made captive, and she remained

with the Indians three years. On her return she became

the wife of Captain DAVIS, and she was the

great-great-grandmother of Mrs. James Samuel CURRY."

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA PERSONALS (1884), "Dr. James

Samuel CURRY", p.14.

1758 - Peter HULL and wife, Susanna Margaret, on 13 May 1758,

sold to Charles RUSH, two hundred and ten acres of the

larger tract HULL had purchased of FRANCISCO in 1752. -

Records of Augusta County, VA, v.III, p.351; Deed Book 20,

p.8, Staunton, VA.

1758c. Arnold CUSTER died in Augusta County, Va. ca.1758. He

bought land in the Gap of the North Mountain on Sorando

1754. His son, Conrad CUSTER, age 18, chose Abraham BIRD

as guardian. Conrad CUSTER died ca.1829 in Bourbon Co.,

Kentucky. - Info from Harold T. Smutz, Webster Groves,

Missouri.

1758 - Hannah KEISTER, daughter of Frederick and Hannah (DYER)

KEISTER, was born ca.1758. She married George HULL

(1757-1852), son of Peter Thomas HULL and Margaret Susanna

(DIEFENBACH) HULL.

1758 - On 17 August 1758, Daniel HARRISON and Matthew PATTON

signed Margaret DYER's bond as administratrix of William

DYER. Will Book 2, pp.233,264; J. Houston Harrison,

SETTLERS BY THE LONG GREY TRAIL (1935), p.208.

1758 - William MOORE and Betsey BIRD were married, 21 Aug.

1758, at Norfolk Co., Virginia.

1758 - John CURRY and Jane STRIBLING were married, 20 Sept.

1758, at Stafford County, Virginia.

1759 - Edward STEUART (1759-1844), son of William and Margaret

(USHER) STEUART, was born in February 1759. He married,

1786, to Mary CALLAHAN, daughter of Charles CALLAGHAN.

Pension File #W6170.

1759 - George WILSON sold, in 1759, a 150 acre tract on the

Cowpasture River at Shaw's Fork, to William STEUART. The

same year he sold an adjoining tract to James SHAW. SHAW

sold to James BODKIN, 1766, and BODKIN, in 1794, sold to

James STEUART. Rockingham Co., Virginia Land Records;

SIM's INDEX ; Oren F. Morton ANNALS OF BATH COUNTY,

VIRGINIA , pp.32-33.

"William STEUART, a young Scotchman, had a thrilling

experience in reaching these mountains. Being well

educated, he expected to follow a profession. The ship on

which he took passage was captured by Spanish pirates, and

the crew killed. He was the only passenger and was put on

the South Atlantic shore with no clothing save a piece of

canvas and without his chest full of books. Thence he

drifted northward to the Augusta colony, doing at first

manual labor. His soft hands and intellectual air brought

him a welcome invitation to teach school, and he followed

this calling the rest of his life. But downcast at the

loss of his beloved library, he was content to spend his

days in the frontier wilderness. STEUART settled just

below the mouth of Shaw's Fork. In marrying Margaret

USHER (daughter of Edward USHER) he became brother-in-law

to Loftus PULLIN." Morton, Oren F., HISTORY OF HIGHLAND

COUNTY, VIRGINIA , pp.71-72,252,338-340.

1759 - The French were defeated at Fort Duquense (site of

present Pittsburg, Penna.) in 1759. The Indians, now

deprived of French support, paused in their raids in the

Shenandoah Valley.

1759 - "At a Court held for Augusta County, May the 16, 1759:

This last will and testament of Roger DYER dec'd. being

this day further proved by the oath of Adam HIDER

(RIDER?), another of the witnesses thereto, was admitted

to record, and on the motion of Hannah DYER, the

executrix, therein named who made oath according to law

certificate is granted for her for obtaining a probate in

due form; she having with Abraham SMITH & Ephraim LOVER,

her securities, catered into and acknowledged their bond."

Sara G. Clark, "The Pattons, A Pioneer

Family in Kentucky," REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY STATE

HISTORICAL SOCIETY , pp.139-140.

1759 - "The settlement of Roger DYER's estate in 1759,

recorded at Staunton, Va., shows that in 1757 or 1758 he

furnished Robert SCOTT with provisions. Roger DYER lived

on the South Branch of the Potomac in either present Hardy

or Hampshire County, West Va." VIRGINIA HISTORICAL

MAGAZINE , v.30,p.399.

1759 - Hopewell furnace, on French creek, Berks Co., PA was

built 1759 by William BIRD, for whom 'Birdsboro' was

named. His son, Mark BIRD, succeeded him. Egle, William

Henry, NOTES AND QUERIES , (1893) 4th series, v.I, p.134.

1759 - Anthony LOGAN and Agnes CURRY were married, 9 Dec.

1759, at Goochland Co., Virginia.

1760 - John CRAVENS, son of Robert and Mary (HARRISON) CRAVENS

married sometime between 1758 and 1762, Margaret (HIATT)

DYER, widow of William DYER. On 15 Sept. 1758, Henry

SMITH signed Thomas FULTON's bond as security for Margaret

DYER. Following her marriage to John CRAVENS the latter

assigned the bond to his father Robert. (Augusta County

Judgments, Oct. 1765, Henry SMITH vs. Samuel COWDEN.) In

1762, "John CRAVENS and Margaret his wife, late Margaret

DYER administratrix of William DYER, deceased," brought a

bill of complaint vs. Charles WILSON, regarding payment of

a bond of WILSON to DYER, dated 24 December 1752.

(Augusta Court Judgments A, 1762.) Margaret (HIATT)

DYER-CRAVENS was the daughter of John and Margaret HIATT.

The HIATTS were Quakers, and are said to have come from

the British Isles. J. Houston Harrison, SETTLERS BY THE

LONG GREY TRAIL (1935), p.261,267,342.

1760c- William RIDER (1730c.-1819) married about 1760. He had

children: William J. RIDER m. 1786 Mary BRISCOE; James

RIDER m. 1798 Sarah CHESTNUT; Richard RIDER m. 1796 Agnes

KILPATRICK; John RIDER m. (1) Susanna CURRY, m. (2) Susan

STOUT; Elizabeth RIDER m. 1798 Adam BIRD; Sarah RIDER m.

1807 Joseph HUTTON; and Thomas RIDER m. 1812 Rebecca

MATHENY.

1760 - In 1760, Anne (LAFFERTY) STEWART, widow of James

STEWART (killed by the Shawnee Indians in 1757), placed

her son, James STEWART (age 17?) under the guardianship of

of Thomas THOMPSON, of Delaware, but THOMPSON later was

himself killed by the redman, and in 1762, young James was

placed under the guardianship of John HAMILTON, by his own

choice, under the court Justices of Augusta County,

Virginia. - Florence Smith Dickerson's, THE JAMES

STEWART FAMILY , p.53.

1761 - On 2 Jan 1761, various settlers in Augusta Co.

presented a "petition for a road from Adam READER's Mines

to Isaac ROBERTSON's from thence to

widow WRIGHT's Mill, from thence to Thomas HARRISON's in

the Great Road to the Court House." Cornelius RUDDELL was

appointed Surveyor of Highways from REEDER's Mines.

Chalkey, Lyman, CHRONICLES OF THE SCOTCH-IRISH SETTLEMENT

IN VIRGINIA , v.I,pp.152,429,489.

Some signers of the above petition were from families

that had resided earlier in Sussex County, Delaware.

Harrison, J. Houston, SETTLERS BY THE LONG GREY TRAIL

(1935), pp.7,223-224,passim.

1761 - John STUART purchased, 1761, from Robert AMBERCROMBIE,

320 acres of land on the east side of Jackson's River

above the mouth of Falling Spring Run in the "Lewis Land

Grant" in Bath County, Virginia. He sold this land the

same year to William MANN. Oren F. Morton, ANNALS OF

BATH COUNTY, VIRGINIA (1917 - Reprinted 1978), p.28.

1761 - William STEUART purchased, 1761, from William SPROWL,

168 acres of land on the Cowpasture River. Oren F. Morton

ANNALS OF BATH COUNTY, VIRGINIA , p.31.

1761 - "James STEWART had married Ann LAFFERTY in Ireland, she

a member of the Irish gentry." Florence Smith

Dickerson's, THE JAMES STEWART FAMILY , p.27.

"The will book of the court, 1761, fo.215, Ann STEWART,

as widow of James STEWART was receiving rental from lands

in Kilcoskan, Dublin Co., Ireland. Perogative Court of

Ireland. Thomas LEACH and James SHIEL -- Witnesses."

HISTORICAL MAGAZINE OF VIRGINIA , Vol.21 (1913), p.372.

1761 - The following certificate was recorded, 6 June 1761, in

Liber G, p.20, Frederick County Circuit Court, to wit:

"Provincial Court April term 1753. I hereby certify

that Casparus WINERROTH came into Court and was in due

form Naturalized pursuant to and act of Parliament in that

case made and provided. In testimony whereof I have here

unto set my hand and affixed th seal of the said Court, 27

day of April Anno Domini 1753 - R. Burdis [clerk]."

1761 - Anna Marie Catherine WINTEROTH, b. 1737 married, 23

July 1761, at Frederick, Md. to John Philip JAZOB.

1762 "Know ye: John HAMILTON and Robert STEWART, of Augusta

County, held and firmly bound to Silas HART, William

PRESTON, John POAGE, John ARCHER -- Justices, in the sum

of fifty pounds, as guardians of James STUART, son of

James STUART, deceased." February 1762--Court Record;

Florence Smith Dickerson's, THE JAMES STEWART FAMILY ,

p.53.

1762 - On 14 Apr 1762, Abraham BIRD acquired 235 acres at

Brock's Gap adjoining land owned by Conrod LAMB in

Rockingham Co., VA.

1762 - Frederick KEISTER received his certificate of

naturalization, May 18, 1762. Chalkey, Lyman, RECORDS OF

AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA , v.1,p.97.

1762 - Philemon BIRD and Mary LEE were married, 2 November

1762, at Middlesex Co., Virginia. Cecil D. McDonald, Jr.,

SOME VIRGINIA MARRIAGES 1700-1799 , v.7, p.3.

1762 - Andrew BIRD, Abraham BIRD, and Benjamin HARRISON

qualified as Captains of the Militia in Augusta County, 18

November 1762. J. Houston Harrison, SETTLERS BY THE LONG

GREY TRAIL (1935), p.298.

1762c- Richard CURRY (1740-1804) and wife Janet settled in

Back Creek Valley in present Highland County, Virginia

before 1782. They had children: Elizabeth M. (1763-1859)

married John SHARP; Susanna married 1785 William ERVINE;

James m. 1786 Mary ERVINE; Andrew; John; Joseph; Mary;

Catharine m. Daniel MATHENY; Jean m. Archibald MATHENY.

Morton, Oren F., HISTORY OF HIGHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ,

pp.277-278.

1763 - Simon VOGEL and wife Elizabeth baptized the following

children on 10 Apr 1763, at Trinity Lutheran Church in

Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Johanne Heinrich, b. 22 Nov

1762; Elizabeth, b.18 Apr 1761, and Christian, b. 4 Feb

1757. It should be noted that BIRD is the English

translation of the German "VOGEL" or "FOGEL". The BIRD

name was probably VOGEL before coming to this country.

Many of the families who later settled in the Shenandoah

Valley and Augusta County, and who were associated with

our BIRD family were earlier members of this Trinity

Lutheran Church. On the same day, 10 Apr 1763, was

baptized Eva, b. Jan 1763, dau. of Johanne Simon JEAGER

and his wife Anna Margaret.

1763 - A tavern license was granted to John DICKENSON, at

Augusta County (later Bath County), Virginia in 1763.

Oren F. Morton ANNALS OF BATH COUNTY, VIRGINIA , p.51.

(Note: Col. John DICKENSON (1731-1799), married,

ca.1758, to Martha USHER, daughter of Edward and --?--

(PERRY) USHER. John DICKENSON was the only son of Adam

DICKENSON who conveyed tracts of land, in 1754, to John

BYRD and William DEAN.)

1763 - Valentine SEVIRE of Frederick, farmer deeded Land, 18

Apr 1763, to Andrew BYRD, Miller - Deed Book 11, p.218.

1763 - The Pontiac War broke out in June 1763. CORNSTALK, "a

Shawnee chieftain of unusual ability," managed to deal a

heavy blow on the Greenbrier and the settlements to the

southeast. "BOUQUET's victory at Brushy Run near the site

of Pittsburg, brought an early end to the war with

PONTIAC. The Indians were required to give up the

prisoners they had collected during the preceding ten

years. In the number were Mrs.

MAYSE, John BYRD, and doubtless several other persons

belonging to the Bath area." Morton, Oren F., ANNALS OF

BATH COUNTY, VIRGINIA , pp.84-86.

1763c- Frederick KEISTER served as a soldier in the Colonial Wars

in the Augusta Militia. Boogher, William Fletch,

GLEANINGS OF VIRGINIA HISTORY , p.41; Eckenrode, E.J.,

COLONIAL SOLDIERS IN VIRGINIA , p.37 (listed as Frederick

Eister).

1764c- John BYRD, Jr. married Mary Ann HAMILTON, daughter of

William and Alice HAMILTON. The HAMILTON's were Scots,

but came from Co. Tyrone, Ireland, ca. 1745, to New Castle

Co., Delaware, then to Chester, PA., then to Augusta Co.,

locating first in the Calf Pasture, then on the Jackson

River in (now) Bath. Info from Marilyn Schuelszky of Fort

Wayne, Ind. (1979), a HAMILTON descendant. See also

D.A.R. #395267 and #509203.

1764 - "Jammy STEWART is mentioned in a letter of February

1764 at Fort Lookout, with Captain SAYERS, KeGLEY's

Virginia Frontier. James STEWART volunteered to fight the

Indians at an early age, and with his brother Ralph was in

a group of Rangers who overtook and rescued six white

captives from ninety-six Indians. After the Indians were

released, the boys followed them, and surprising them at

night, they killed five Indians." Florence Smith

Dickerson's, THE JAMES STEWART FAMILY , p.53.

1764 - On 9 June 1764, Peter Thomas HULL sold his farm in the

Valley of Virginia, and he and his sons acquired land in

Crab Apple Bottom, the garden spot of what is now Highland

County, Virginia. "Below him were Bernard LANTZ about

this time, Michael ARBOGAST and John GUM in 1766, Palsor

NAIGLEY in 1768, and Peter ZICKAFOOSE in 1772."

"The HULL family was very prominent in the early annals

of Highland County. The pioneer himself was a man of

large means for his day. Peter, his oldest son, increased

the estate, owning a large portion of Crabbottom, his

possessions in 1818 included 16 slaves, 19 horses, 43

cows, and 60 sheep. He was an officer in the Revolution,

a colonel of militia subsequent thereto, and a legislator

also." He was very influential but also domineering.

Major Peter HULL, his son, lived at McDowell, where he was

a heavy landholder." Morton, Oren F., HISTORY OF

HIGHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA , pp.87,223,251,303-305.

1764 - Thomas BEALE married, 10 July 1764, at Augusta Co.,

Virginia, to Jane CURRIE of Lancaster County (Penna. or

Virginia?). Cecil D. McDonald, Jr., SOME VIRGINIA

MARRIAGES 1700-1799 , v.4, p.2.

1764 - "Hardesty in his BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY says, that

Captain BYRD who had been employed in 1764 to open a road

from James River to where the town of Abingdon now stands,

probably using Jefferson's map of Virginia engraved in

France in 1755, and on which this river (the Kanawha

River)

did not appear, named it "New River." Rev. Ulysses S. A.

Heavener, GERMAN NEW RIVER SETTLEMENT: VIRGINIA (1976

Reprint), p.3.

1765 - On 20 March 1765, John CRAVENS was appointed guardian

of Roger and John DYER, "infant orphans of William DYER,

deceased." (Order Book 9, p.248.) J. Houston Harrison,

SETTLERS BY THE LONG GREY TRAIL (1935), p.261.

1766 - About 1764, James and Ralph STEWART left Fort Lookout

and went to the New River where they scouted for eighteen

months, seeing only one white man. Upon his return, James

STEWART married, on 20 August 1766, to Miss Isabelle

FOSTER, of Augusta County, Virginia. They had one son,

James STEWART. Florence Smith Dickerson's, THE JAMES

STEWART FAMILY , p.53.

1766 - William MAY and Betty DYER were married (bond), 20

Sept. 1766, at Amelia Co., Virginia.

1767 - James STUART was a resident of the Cowpasture in

Borden's land in 1767. This same year he was on the

militia list of William BOWYER.

1767 - Anna Barbara and Johan Peter WINTEROTH, children of

CASPAR and Margaretha (STREP) WENDEROTH, were confirmed,

by Rev. LANGE, 10 Feb 1767, at the Evangelical Reformed

Church, Frederick, Maryland. Carpenter, Vern A.,

WENDEROTH FAMILIES (1987), p.10-11.

1767 - John BIRD (1729-1819) married, 1767, to Susanna WINTROW

(probably a dau. of Johannes Casper and Anna Margaretha

WENDEROTH of Frederick, Frederick Co., Md.). See Oren F.

Morton, HISTORY OF HIGHLAND COUNTY VIRGINIA , pp.264-267;

Blackwell, Lyle M., MY FATHERS (1979), pp.55-64;

Carpenter, Vern A., WENDEROTH FAMILIES (1987),

p.10-11,78.

Note: There were two by the name of John BIRD/BYRD who

resided in the vicinity of present Highland Co., Virginia

at about the same time. Although their descendants appear

to have married in to the same families they seem to be

unrelated to each other. There is much confusion in some

of the early records as to which John BIRD the record

pertains. See Blackwell, Lyle M., MY FATHERS (1979),

pp.55-64.

1767 - Among the tithables of Pittsylvania County, VA in 1767,

was Francis BIRD. VIRGINIA MAGAZINE , v.24, p.271. Was

this perhaps John Francis BIRD? Francis was used as a

middle name by many of the descendants of John BIRD

(1729-1819).

1767 - Nicholas CURRY, of Fayette County, Kentucky, in a

deposition, 19 November 1800, in McWILLIAMS vs.

HOLLINGSHEAD, states that his father settled in Augusta

County, Virginia in the fall of 1767. J. Houston

Harrison, SETTLERS BY THE LONG GREY TRAIL (1935), p.400.

1769 - Mark THORP and Susanna STEWART were married, Nov. 1769,

at King George County, Virginia. Cecil D. McDonald, Jr.,

SOME VIRGINIA MARRIAGES 1700-1799 , v.5, p.15.

1769 - Townsend DADE and Jane STUART were married, 11 Dec.

1769, at Stafford Co., Virginia.

1770 - Peter Thomas HOHL (1681-1770), pastor of the Lutheran

church at St. Stephanskirche parish, about ten miles from

Worms, died 15 July 1770. He married Anastasia Maria von

EBRMARK (1690-1763). He was brother to Johannes HOHL, and

uncle of Peter Thomas HULL who arrived at Philadelphia,

PA, 30 May 1741.

1770 - Andrew BIRD and David BELL, as administrators of the

estate of Daniel HARRISON, were sureties on the bond of

Benjamin HARRISON, 25 August 1770. J. Houston Harrison,

SETTLERS BY THE LONG GREY TRAIL (1935), p.213.

1770 - In 1770 the General Assembly of Virginia formed several

new counties and reformed the boundaries of two others.

The new counties formed were Rockingham, Rockbridge, and

Greenbrier. Rockingham was taken wholly from Augusta, and

Rockbridge from both Augusta and Botetourt. Botetourt had

been created in 1769, and was the first county carved from

Augusta. In the act forming these counties, "Benjamin

BYRD's house" is mentioned in the setting of the

boundaries for Rockingham. J. Houston Harrison, SETTLERS

BY THE LONG GREY TRAIL (1935), p.238.

1770 - John BIRD served in the Militia from 1770-1777. He was

elected a Lieutenant under Lieutenant Col. William

Christian and Lieutenant Col. James Robertson. He fought

in the battle of Kings mountain, Tennessee. A LIST OF

VIRGINIA STATE SOLDIERS AND SEAMEN WHO HAVE RECEIVED

CERTIFICATES FOR THE BALANCE OF THEIR FULL PAY ; D.A.R.

#1-66091; See also WAR FIVE , an unpublished manuscript

in the Virginia State Library. Information from William

H. Shields of Fort Myers, FL (1979).

1770 - Lewis BIRD's will was probated in Frederick County,

Virginia, on 7 Aug 1770. Only a son, John BIRT is listed

by name, though other children are mentioned. The

executor was Jordan Jacob MILLER. The witnesses were

Jacob HOLDMAN and John ROUSE. Lewis BIRD-BIRT's wife's

given name was Hannah. Frederick Co., VA, Will Book #4.

See also VIRGINIA MAGAZINE , v. , p.205; John Walter

Wayland, THE GERMAN ELEMENT of the SHENANDOAH VALLEY of

VIRGINIA (1907 - reprinted 1978), p.218.

1771 - In 1771, James STEWART was deeded 200 acres of land

near Glade Spring Creek, from Blaney MILLS, and 160 acres

of land on a branch of the Roanoke River, granted to

Robert EWING, from James STARRETT. Florence Smith

Dickerson's, THE JAMES STEWART FAMILY , p.54.

1771 - John BEARD purchased 70 acres land on Jennings Branch,

Augusta Co., VA in 1771. book 1, pg. 537.

1771 - "Joseph PEARSE deposition, 8 April 1771. Edward

SAMPSON kept school in the neighborhood of Capt. Andrew

BIRD's and boarded with BIRD, and Thomas MOORE's children

went to him. He (SAMPSON) and BIRD frequently got drunk

together, and had frequent frolics, when BIRD became

violent and threatened to kill everybody." J. Houston

Harrison, SETTLERS BY THE LONG GREY TRAIL (1935),

p.144-145; Chalkey, v.I, p.366.

1773 - John BYRD and John LEWIS were road Overseers for the

area from the Cowpasture to Warm Springs, 1773. Morton,

Oren F., ANNALS OF BATH COUNTY, VIRGINIA , p.60.

1773 - John RIDER (1773-1855), son of William RIDER, was born

in 1773.

1774 - From 1764 until 1774, aside from a few incidents, there

was peace between the Indians and the white men in the

Valley of Augusta, but the persistent settlement of

greater numbers of white men resulted in war with the

Indian breaking out in the summer of 1774.

Governor DUNMORE led a force down the Ohio from

Wheeling, while General Andrew LEWIS with the militia of

the Valley reinforced by a few troops from Bedford and

Culpeper, marched down the Great Kanawha, reaching Point

Pleasant in early October 1774.

Companies from the present counties of Bath, Highland

and Pendleton serving under General LEWIS were commanded

by Captains John DICKENSON, Andrew LOCKRIDGE, Samuel

WILSON, and John SKIDMORE.

At Point Pleasant, LEWIS's army became engaged in a

battle with the Indians which, although resulting in great

losses on both sides, resulted in the battle weary Indians

agreeing to a peace that lasted until they were again

stirred up by the British in 1778.

The Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774, is now considered

by many to have been the opening battle of the American

Revolution. Oren F. Morton, A HISTORY OF HIGHLAND

COUNTY, VIRGINIA (1979), pp.100-106; Patricia Burton,

THE SECOND "COL. CHARLES LEWIS DAY" (1978), passim;

Patricia Burton, VIRGINIA BEGINS TO REMEMBER (1980),

passim.

1774 - On 16 June 1774, some of the leading citizens in the

vicinity of Woodstock, Dunmore Co., Virginia, called a

public meeting which, presided over by Rev. Peter

MUHLENBERG, "adopted spirited and patriotic resolutions."

A committee of safety and correspondence was also

appointed, consisting of Rev. Peter MUHLENBERG, Francis

SLAUGHTER, Abraham BIRD, Tavener BEALE, John TIPTON, and

Abraham BOWMAN. John Walter Wayland, THE GERMAN ELEMENT

of the SHENANDOAH VALLEY of VIRGINIA (1907 - reprinted

1978), p.142,224; John Walter Wayland's "The Germans of

the Valley," THE VIRGINIA MAGAZINE , v.X, p.47.

1774 - Captain John STUART was a member of General Andrew

LEWIS's expedition against the Indians in the year 1774,

and at the battle of Point Pleasant, Va. Capt. John

STUART married Agatha, the second dau. of Thomas and Jane

(STROTHER) LEWIS, and widow of Capt. John FROG, who was

killed, 10 Oct 1774, at the battle of Point Pleasant.

Mrs. Stuart was a niece of Gen. Andrew LEWIS, and a

granddaughter of John LEWIS, a native of Donegal Co.,

Ireland "who slew the Irish Lord, settled Augusta Co.,

Va., located the town of Staunton, and furnished five sons

to fight the battles of the American Revolution," and who

died at Bellefonte, Augusta, Feb. 1, 1762, aged 84 years.

Children of Capt. John STUART included: Lewis STUART of

Greenbrier Co., Charles A. STUART, and one daughter, who

became the wife of Col. CROCKET, of Wythe Co., Va.

VIRGINIA HISTORICAL REGISTER , v.5,p.181; NEW YORK

GENEALOGICAL AND BIOG. RECORD , v.9,p.47; Patricia Burton,

THE SECOND "COL. CHARLES LEWIS DAY" (1978), passim;

Patricia Burton, VIRGINIA BEGINS TO REMEMBER (1980),

passim.

1774 - Col. Abraham BIRD, of Shenandoah, was son of Andrew

BIRD, died 1750, of Augusta Co., Va, and grandson of

Abraham BIRD of Calvert county, Md. Col. BIRD was

colonel of Revolutionary militia, 1778; representative of

Dunmore (present Pocahontas County) in the Virginia House

of Burgesses (1774-1775) and the Virginia constitutional

convention of 1776. He was representative of Dunmore and

Shenandoah in the Virginia House of delegates eleven

sessions in the period 1776-1796. He married Rachel

ZEIGLER. He died in Kentucky. He had: Captain Abraham,

Shenandoah Revolutionary militia Captain; Mark, married

Sarah GORDON; Capt. George; Magdalene; Elizabeth; Mary;

Catherine; Margaret. Wayland, John W., HISTORY OF

SHENANDOAH COUNTY, VIRGINIA ., pp.584-585,691-693.

1774 - Peter HOAL received a grant for 90 acres on Shaver's

Run, Augusta Co., Va. in 1774. Bk.1,p.570.

1774 - Peter Thomas HULL furnished supplies during Dunmore's

war in 1774. His claims were verified in the Court of

Augusta Co., Virginia, 18 August 1775. Morton's HISTORY

OF PENDLETON COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA , p.393.

1775 - A John BYRD was in Dunmore's War in 1775. See Morton's

ANNALS OF BATH COUNTY, VIRGINIA .

1775 - Charles CALLAHAN and wife Ann --- lived on Dry River,

Rockingham Co., VA in 1775.

1775 - Among the representatives from the Shenandoah Valley

counties to the House of Burgesses and of the Virginia

Convention were the following:

James PATTON Augusta County 1754-55

Samuel McDOWELL Augusta County 1772-76

Charles LEWIS Augusta County 1773-74

Thomas LEWIS Augusta County 1775-76

Abraham BIRD Dunmore County 1775-76

John TIPTON Dunmore County 1776

John Walter Wayland, THE GERMAN ELEMENT of the

SHENANDOAH VALLEY of VIRGINIA (1907 - reprinted 1978),

p.224.

1776 - The 1966 D.A.R. Patriot Index lists: "John Jacob

WINTERRODE, b. 20 April 1735, d.3 Feb 1797, m. Ann Barbara

---, Pvt. Penna."

1776 - Peter Thomas HULL, Sr. (c.1706-1776), died in February

1776, at Crabbottom, Augusta County (now Highland Co.),

Virginia.

The Will of Peter Thomas HULL was translated from the

German Tongue by John William LEE and recorded, 19 Mar

1776, in Will Book 5, page 407, Augusta County, VA. It

reads as follows:

"In the name of God Amen: The twenty-eighth day of

November, one Thousand seven hundred and seventy-five. I,

Peter Thomas HOHL, of August County and Colony of

Virginia, being sick in body but sound of mind and memory,

thanks be to Almighty God for the same, do make and

declare this my last will and Testament, in manner and

form following, first to my dearly beloved wife, Susannah

Margaret, I give and bequeath the third part of the

estate, after all my just debts are paid and my Eldest son

Peter shall according to my will and desire after my

decease give unto his (step) Mother the third part or

share of the increase of Grain to the land produces and

shall bring the same into the Barn and Thresh it for her.

I likewise bequeath further unto my wife to have choice of

two milk cows and the Pennsylvania Mare also a horse for

her to ride and to work, which horse is to remain upon the

plantation and not to be disposed of, likewise the choice

of two sheep; the division of my land shall be in the

following manner:

"(1st) the land be surveyed from the lower end on the

line up to the Dry Run. (2nd) from the Dry Run up to the

corner tree. (3rd) from the corner tree on up to the

Middle Corner tree on the upper land. (4th) from the

Middle Corner Tree on up to the upper Corner Tree. (5th)

The three of my eldest daughters shall be made equal. I

bequeath unto them after my decease the sum of Twenty

Pounds Current money each, and my youngest daughters shall

also receive, each of them the sum of Twenty pounds

Current Money, as soon as they shall attain their age.

(6th) I also desire that the tree different pieces or

parcels of land, viz., the first at the upper trace, the

second in the (Vanderpool) Gap, third on Jackson's River,

besides an entering, shall be sold at Public Vendue, and

put to the estate. I empower hereby my eldest son, Peter,

to sell and dispose of the same as my executor to this my

last Will and Testament and desire that Susannah Margaret,

my wife and my son Peter

shall educate my younger Children, in a Christian-like

manner, as long as they behave dutiful; otherwise they

shall have power to bind them out with this proviso to pay

them interest on their money from the day they are bound

out." Signed by the mark of Peter HOHL. Witnessed by

Bernard LANTZ, Leonard SIMON, and Peter FLESHER. Will

recorded 19 Mar 1776, Augusta Co., Va. Will Book 5, p.407.

See also: D.A.R. Patriot Index; D.A.R. #436200; A ROSTER

OF REVOLUTIONARY ANCESTORS OF THE INDIANA DAUGHTERS OF THE

AMERICAN REVOLUTION v.2, p.171.

1776 - D.A.R. Revolutionary Patriots include:

Abraham BIRD, b.1755, d.5/3/1821, m. Mary JONES.

Amos BIRD, b.1737, d.6/5/1818, m. Sarah RUDDELL.

Andrew BIRD, b.11/30/1754, d.11/30/1838, m. Ann ----,

Cpt. VA.

Henry BIRD, b.1764, d.9/4/1858, m. Nancy Baldwin, Pvt.

VA. Pension #S.30307, Blwt. 28609-160-55.

John BIRD, bpt.12/13/1743, d.1840, m. Sarah ---.

William BIRD, b.1763, d.1847, m. Martha ----, Pvt. NC

and VA.

1776 - Richard BIRD, birth and resident of King and Queen

County, Va., served in Capt. Nathaniel WELCH's company,

Col. William BRENT's 2nd Regiment. See VIRGINIA

MAGAZINE , v.5,p.352.

1776 - A John BYRD enlisted, 9 Mar 1776, and served as a

private in Capt. Jonathan CLARK's company, Col.

Muhlenberg's Virginia regiment, was at the battles of

Brandywine and Germantown. He was allowed pension on his

application executed, 30 Mar 1819, at which time he was

aged about sixty years. He resided then in Bourbon

County, Kentucky. Sometime before March 1823, the soldier

moved from Kentucky to Fayette County, Indiana where he

died about the year 1829 or 1830. This John BYRD married

in 1780, Elinor ---. Her age in 1823 was given as 57

years. In 1823, the soldier and his wife had only one

child, aged twenty years, living at home with them; the

name of said child was not stated, nor the names of any

other children given. A daughter of the soldier had

married after the family moved to Indiana, date of her

marriage and the name of her husband were not shown;

however, the marriage took place before Oct 1823. In

1840, Elinor BYRD, the soldier's widow was living in

Indiana. National Archives Pension File S35807.

1776 - Adam RADER married, 2 Apr 1776, in Rockingham Co., Va.

to Clara, daughter of Cornelius RUDDELL. It was the 6th

wedding in the Linville Creek Baptist Church. Wayland,

John W., VIRGINIA VALLEY RECORDS

1776 - Colonel Abraham BIRD was in Woodstock, Dunmore Co., VA

in 1776. See Chalkey's CHRONICLES OF SCOTCH-IRISH

SETTLEMENT OF VA. 1745-1800 .

1776 - Even PHILLIPS and Elizabeth DEVER were married, 23

April 1776, at Rockingham County, Virginia. (Note: Two

children of John and Susanna BIRD married DEVERs.) Cecil

D. McDonald, Jr., SOME VIRGINIA MARRIAGES 1700-1799 ,

v.15, p.13..

1776 - David RADER and Ruth HENTON were married, 4 June 1776,

Greenbrier Co., Virginia.

1776 - Adam CURRY was a soldier in the Revolution. Soon

after the war he located in the Back Creek valley in what

is now Highland Co., Va. He supposedly lived to be 105

years old. He was the father of Susan (CURRY) RIDER who

married, 12 Feb 1796, John RIDER (1773-1855).

"One of the best known characters in West Highland,

Virginia was Captain Adam CURRY, a Revolutionary veteran.

One of his grandsons, William CURRY, is a well known

citizen of Pocahontas County. Captain CURRY was a native

of Scotland, and came to America, and resided several

years near Manasses Junction. He was among the first to

enlist in the war of the Revolution, and was chosen

captain of his company, and participated in all the

engagements in which Virginia troops were engaged that

followed MERCER and WASHINGTON. Soon after the war he

gathered up the remnants of his property and moved to

Augusta County, locating in the Back Creek valley on

property now (1901) owned by William CRUMMETT in southwest

Highland. He settled in the woods and raised a large

family of sons and daughters. He was honest in his

dealings, and was held in much esteem for his high sense

of honor and patriotic impulses. It seems almost too

strange to be believed that he would not accept a pension

offered him for his services as a brave and faithful

officer in the Revolutionary struggle. He always declared

that the service was his own reward. Instead of being a

hardship, military service was the greatest pleasure of

his life. He desired no better recompense than the fun he

had, and the pleasure it gave him to see liberty secured

for his invaded country. He was proverbially neat in

dress and polished in his manners. To the close of his

life, he dressed in the colonial style -- knee breeches,

long stockings, and shoes with silver buckles. He

retained his habits of court life as to diet and sleeping

as long as he lived. He died at the age of one hundred

and five years, with but few signs of decrepitude visible.

To the last he was erect as a young grenadier, cheerful in

spirit, and mental faculties active apparently as ever.

His remains are in the Matheny grave yard, near the

Rehobeth Church, in the Back Valley, a few miles from his

home." Price, William T. HISTORY OF POCAHONTAS COUNTY,

WEST VIRGINIA (1901), pp.311-315.

1776 - William Bryan and Robert Rose in their A HISTORY OF

PIONEER FAMILIES IN MISSOURI , p.324, give an account of

some descendants of Samuel DYER, born in Bristol England;

officer in the American Revolution; settled in Albemarle

county, Va.; and married Celia BRICKLEY.

1777 - Richard BIRD and Mary PAMPLIN were married, 12 June

1777, Middlesex Co., Virginia.

1777 - A list of names of persons who sold land in Rockingham

County, Virginia, from 1777 to 1793 includes the

following:

Charles CALAHAN William CHESTNUT

James DYER Peter CONRAD

William DEVER Edward ERVIN

Nicholas FOGLE Isaac GUM

Thomas HARRISON John JORDAN

John MILLER Cornelius RUDDELL

John Walter Wayland, THE GERMAN ELEMENT of the

SHENANDOAH VALLEY of VIRGINIA (1907 - reprinted 1978),

pp.220-221.

1777 - Reuben RIDER enlisted in 1777 in the 12th Virginia

Regiment commanded by Col. James WOOD and served in Capt.

Jonathan LANGDON's Company. In 1833 while living in

Wilson Co., Tennessee at age 79 years he applied for

pension. He states he was born 15 Dec 1754 in Shenandoah

Co., Virginia. He moved to East Tennessee (then North

Carolina) on the Big Pigeon River about 1780. Reuben

RIDER married, 4 May 1815, to Martha LEACH in Wilson Co.,

Tenn. He died, 29 July 1838. A transcript of bible

records in his pension papers shows children:

Rebecca Ann RIDER born 22 July 1816

Sophia B. RIDER born 18 Jan 1819

Sarah E. RIDER born 1821

Martha H. RIDER born 12 Aug 1822

Amanda J. RIDER born 11 Oct 1824

See National Archives Pension File # W2572, BLWt.

28530-160-55.

1777 - Adam RIDER was a Private in the 11th and 12th Regiment

Virginia Continental Line. He also is listed as militia

man paid at Pittsburg 1775 and one of Morgan's riflemen.

Pension File # S40341.

Anthony RIDER, b. 174?, was Captain of Rockingham

County, Virginia Militia 20 Aug 1777. On 20 August 1777,

a list of the tithables was ordered taken in the various

military companies of Augusta County. Including those

companies enumerated were Anthony RIDER's, Capt. Ralph

STEWART's Capt. Reuben HARRISON's, and Capt. Robert

CRAVEN's. On 25 May 1778, "Anthony RYDER, being appointed

Captain of the Militia took the Oath according to Law."

J. Houston Harrison, SETTLERS BY THE LONG GREY TRAIL

(1935), p.298; John Walter Wayland, THE GERMAN ELEMENT of

the SHENANDOAH VALLEY of VIRGINIA (1907 - reprinted

1978), p.136.

Matthias RIDER or RADER and Major Michael RADER served

in the Revolution from Virginia.

John RYDER (1756-1830) served as a Private soldier from

Virginia. He married Elizabeth BRADLEY. See D.A.R.

PATRIOT INDEX ; Pension File #S21947.

1777 - Revolutionary War Pensioners included the following:

STUART, Charles Va. R10148

STUART, Edward Va. W6170, wife Mary

STUART, John Va. S19474

STUART, Charles Pa. S23948

STUART, John Va. R10157

STEWART, Alexander Va. W8763, wife Dorothy

STEWART, Benjamin Va. W6162, wife Dorothy

STEWART, Charles Va. R10149

STEWART, Charles Va. S33736

STEWARD, Christopher Pa. W6169, wife Elizabeth

1778 - James STEWART, son of William and Margaret (USHER)

STEUART, was born, 2 Jan 1757, in then Augusta Co. (Later

Bath Co., Va.). He enlisted as a Private in the Virginia

Militia and served under Captains Andrew LOCKRIDGE, Thomas

HICKLIN, and Peter HULL at Clover Lick Fort, Warwick's

Fort, and the battle at Jamestown. Pension #S6159; Oren

F. Morton, A HISTORY OF HIGHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA (1911

- reprinted 1979), p.193.

Edward STUART, son of William and Margaret (USHER)

STEUART enlisted in 1778 with the Virginia Troops and

served under Captain Andrew LOCKRIDGE at Vances' Fort,

under Capt. Robert McKERY at Clover Lick, under Capt. John

McCOY near Richmond, as an ensign in Capt. George POAGE's

co., and under Capt. Thomas HICKLIN in Col. Samuel VANCE's

Regiment was at the siege of Yorktown and was one of the

guard that marched the British prisoners to Winchester,

Virginia in 1782. He was allowed pension on his

application of, 8 Jan 1833, while a resident of Bath Co.,

Va. By 1837, he had moved to Harrison Co., Va. He died,

7 Apr 1844, at his residence on Elk Creek, Barbour Co.,

Va. (now West Virginia). He married, 4 Apr. 1786, to Mary

CALLIHAN or CALAGHAN. See Pension File #W6170; Oren F.

Morton, A HISTORY OF HIGHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA (1911 -

reprinted 1979), p.193.

John STEUART served in Capt. Thos. HICKLIN's company

and received a sword wound in the hand at Yorktown, 1778.

William STEUART was a soldier in the American Revolution.

Oren F. Morton, A HISTORY OF HIGHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA

(1911 - reprinted 1979), p.193.

Note: For information on the Militia units of Augusta

County mentioned in the above pension Papers see VIRGINIA

HISTORICAL MAGAZINE , v.30,p.399.

1778 - Justices commissioned in Rockingham County, 27 April

1778, included James DYER, William McDOWELL, and Anthony

RYDER. J. Houston Harrison, SETTLERS BY THE LONG GREY

TRAIL (1935), pp.238-239.

1778 - James DYER married, before 1778, to Phoebe HARRISON,

eldest daughter of Zebulon and Margaret (CRAVENS)

HARRISON. James DYER was one of the justices of

Rockingham court. J. Houston Harrison, SETTLERS BY THE

LONG GREY TRAIL (1935), p.362.

1778 - John CRAVENS died, 24 July 1778; and Margaret (HIATT),

widow of William DYER and John CRAVENS, married third,

1782, to Dennis LANAHAN. J. Houston Harrison, SETTLERS

BY THE LONG GREY TRAIL (1935), p.342.

1778 - Justices, appointed by Patrick HENRY, and commissioned

in Rockingham County, 22 September 1778, included James

DYER, William McDOWELL, Anthony RYDER, Gawen HAMILTON, and

Reuben HARRISON.. J. Houston Harrison, SETTLERS BY THE

LONG GREY TRAIL (1935), p.238,309,321,362.

1778 - Frederick KEISTER served in the American Revolution and

qualified as a Lieutenant, 28 September 1778. J. T.

McAllister, VIRGINIA IN THE REVOLUTION , p.230; Chalkey,

Lyman, RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA , v.1,p.97,

v.2,p.364; McAllister, VIRGINIA IN THE REVOLUTION ,

p.230; N.S.D.A.R. Natl.#627942 (Mertle DECOURSEY).

1778 - The will of a James DEVOOR (DEAVER) of Yohogania

County, Virginia; dated 14 November 1778, was attested by

Nicholas DEPUE, Tobias DECKER and Daniel DEPUE, Jr.; and

proved March 1779. Beneficiaries were children: Jacob,

Andrew, Henry, John, Sarah PEARSHAL, Samuel; children

under age: David, Moses, Catharine, Francis, James. All

his real estate, except the Ferry ("on Monongahela River,

from his house over the river to the Mouth of Pidgeon

Creek") went to sons David and Moses; however, the court

later allotted one third of the Landed Estate to James

DEVOIR's widow or Relict, Elizabeth DEVOIR. John DEVOIR

was executor of the will.

It is likely that the minor child, James DEVOOR,

mentioned in this will was the James DEVER who married, 10

Sep 1794, at Bath County, Virginia to Catharine BIRD, dau.

of John and Susannah BIRD.

Boyd Crumrine, VIRGINIA COURT RECORDS IN SOUTHWESTERN

PENNSYLVANIA , (1974 Reprint), II, 301,346,395,396, III,

p.327, I, 526,531.

1778 - Islam CHAFFIN and Betsy BIRD were married, (bond) 18

Dec. 1778, at Prince Edward Co., Virginia.

1779 - On 26 Aug 1779, John BORT and wife purchased 23 acres

on the south side of Mill Creek from Henry KELKNER and

Barbara, his wife. On the

same date, John BORT purchased 100 acres on the south side

of Mill Creek from Jacob SHEFFER. (Mill Creek was at the

present site of Mt. Jackson, Shenandoah County, VA.) -

From Moneka Landreth of DeKalb, Ill. (1981).

This German BORDT/BIRD/BIRD family appears to have

been contemporaries with our John BIRD of Augusta, and

seems to have married in to some of the same families

associated with our BIRD and HULL families.

1779 - The muster roll of Captain Peter HULL's Company, Second

Battalion, Augusta Militia, 1779, includes the names of

privates Adam ARBOGAST, Abraham BURNER, and John YEAGER.

Morton, Oren F., HISTORY OF HIGHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ,

p.194.

1780c- George HULL, born 15 Oct 1757, died 1852, married,

about 1780, to Hannah, dau. of Frederick and Hannah (DYER)

KIESTER. He was a Pvt. Spy in the Revolutionary War.

Cleek, Geo. W., EARLY WESTERN AUGUSTA PIONEERS ,

pp.385-386; D.A.R. Patriot Index; National Archives

Pension file #S13317.

1780 - On 16 August 1780, there was recorded the vendue bill

of Peter HOLE's estate. Various articles were sold to

Peter HOLE, Paul SUMMERS, Neckless HARPER, William

DUNWIDDY, George HOLE, Henry FLETCHER, Joseph HAM, John

FERIS, William McALLY, Bernard LANCE, Enees HOLE, Elias

PAINTER, George COWGER, Captain PARSONS, Leonard SUMMONS,

Peter SEGERFEET, Mike MANNEN, Widow GREGORY, Roger PATTON,

Leasy HOLE, James and Thomas PARSONS, Conrad LANCE and

Miss HOLE. The estate was settled by Peter HOLE, the

executor, 16 August 1780. - Records, Augusta County, VA,

v.III, p.158; Will Book 6, p.147, Staunton, VA.

1780 - Morton says that John BIRD came from Germany and

settled, ca.1780, at Big Back Creek Valley near Valley

Center. Morton, Oren F., HISTORY OF HIGHLAND COUNTY,

VIRGINIA , pp.195, 264-267, 240, 250, 354-355.

1780 - William CURRY (ca.1715-1791) furnished bacon, 16

pounds, to the Patriot forces at Botetourt Co., Virginia,

14 September 1780. A ROSTER OF REVOLUTIONARY ANCESTORS

of the INDIANA DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION , v.2,

p.84; D.A.R. #369748.

1780s- From Willard Jillson's OLD KENTUCKY DEEDS AND ENTRIES

:

Lincoln County entries:

Col. Abraham BIRD, Bk.2,p.17, 7-7-1783, Kentucky

River

Moses BIRD Bk.1,p.49, 5-24-1780, Otter

Creek

Jefferson Co. Entries:

Abraham BIRD BK.A,p.376, 8-9-1784

Moses BIRD Bk.A,p.95, 5-24-1783

Military Warrants:

Joshua BIRD Virginia Line 12-21-1784

Thomas BIRD Virginia Line 12-9-1783

Thomas BIRD Virginia Line

Rueben BIRD Virginia Line

Richard BIRD Virginia Line

1780 - James DYER, son of Roger and Hannah (BRITTON??) DYER,

married second, 13 Oct. 1780, to Jane RALSTON, at

Rockingham Co., Virginia. Harry M. Strickler, OLD TENTH

LEGION, ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, VA. MARRIAGES , p.49.

1780 - Thomas BIRD and Margaret TOLBERT were married, 19 Oct.

1780, at Rockingham Co., Virginia. Minister returns at

Rockingham and Greenbrier counties. Cecil D. McDonald,

Jr., SOME VIRGINIA MARRIAGES 1700-1799 , v.6, p.4.

1780 - Morton says that William RIDER (1730c.-1819c.) settled

in Big Back Creek Valley near Valley Center about 1780.

He was a neighbor of John BIRD at Back Creek. William

RIDER migrated from Maryland to what is now Highland Co.,

Va. about 1780. He is buried in the Matheny grave yard in

Back Creek Valley. Morton, Oren F., HISTORY OF HIGHLAND

COUNTY, VIRGINIA , pp.252,330-331; Rider, Fremont

RIDER/RYDER GENEALOGY (1958).

1781 - Nathaniel MOTHERSHEAD and Ruthey BIRT were married,

1781, at Orange Co., Virginia. Cecil D. McDonald, Jr.,

SOME VIRGINIA MARRIAGES 1700-1799 , v.18, p.14.

1781 - Valentine BIRD received from Thomas DENISON, 12 Jan

1781, a patent for 205 acres located on the east branch of

Back Creek called the Valley Branch in present Bath

County, Virginia. This land was deeded, in 1813, to John

BIRD, Sr. Bath County Deed Bk.4, p.373.

1781 - David H. BIRD, son of John and Margaret Susanna

(WINTROW) BIRD, was born, 23 Mar 1781, in Augusta Co., VA.

Ref: LDS Index Card to Idaho Falls Temple Records No.

99979.

1781 - Among the officers serving under Colonels Robert

McCREERY and Sampson MATHEWS at the battle of Green

Spring, near Jamestown, 6 July 1781, were Captains Peter

HULL, David GWIN, Thomas HICKLIN, William KINCAID, John

BROWN, Lieutenant Joseph GWIN, and Ensigns Alexander and

Thomas WRIGHT. Morton, Oren F., ANNALS OF BATH COUNTY,

VIRGINIA , p.96.

1781 - Conrad RADER enlisted at Rockingham (Shenandoah) Co.,

Virginia in Aug 1781, and served two months under Capt.

SHARP, Col. EDMUNDS, and General STEVENs around Yorktown

and Williamsburg. He became a substitute for John MILLER

of Shenandoah, and served two months under Capt. DOWNIE,

Col. NISWONGER, stationed at Winchester barracks. In Jan

1782 he was drafted in the militia from Shenandoah Co.,

Virginia and

served under Capt. WHITE, of Loudoun County, Col.

NISWONGER, of Winchester. The soldier was born near

Bethlehem, Penna. about 1765. His parents removed to

Loudoun Co., Va. when he was 4 years old; resided there 11

years, then went to Shenandoah County. He was granted

pension certificate #12006 in March 1833. - Pension File

S5973.

1781 - Charles STEWART was issued a certificate to 400 acres

of land in Monongalia County, Va. (Later Harrison Co.) on

that branch of the West Fork called Buffalo about 3 miles

from Richard's Fort (near the mouth of Sycamore Creek, six

miles from Clarksburg) to include his settlement of 1771.

William STEWART, assignee to James WORKMAN, 400 acres on

Little Kanawha to include an improvement made in 1776. -

Harrison County Deeds.

1782 - The 1782 Census of Back Creek, Bath Co., Virginia

lists:

Alexander STUART - 8 horses, 23 cattle.

He was a neighbor of John BYRD and William RIDER.

1782 - Frederick KEISTER is listed as furnishing supplies in

an account dated, 29 May 1782. Wayland, John W., HISTORY

OF ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA , p.101.

1782 - Peter HOAL received grant of 341 acres at Crab Apple

Bottom, Augusta Co., Va. in 1782. Bk.1,p.537.

1782 - Richard Curry, an Irishman, settled about 1782 in Back

Creen Valley near the Bath Line. He was a soldier of the

American Revolution. Morton, Oren F., HISTORY OF

HIGHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA , pp.193,250,277-278.

1782 - The 1782 tax list of Bath County, Virginia, Back Creek

lists John BYRD with 17 horses, 15 cattle. Also listed

was William RIDER with 4 houses, 5 cattle. This William

RIDER migrated from Maryland to what is now Highland Co.,

Virginia about 1780. He died in 1819 and is buried in

Matheny Grave Yard in Back Creek, Virginia.

1782 - Isaac Anglin and Nancy DIER were married, 9 May 1782,

at Rockingham Co., Virginia. Minister returns in both

Rockingham and Greenbrier counties. Cecil D. McDonald,

Jr., SOME VIRGINIA MARRIAGES 1700-1799 , v.5, p.1 & v.6,

p.1.

1782 - Alexander BADGER and Margaret BIRD were married, 17

July 1782, at Augusta Co., Virginia. Cecil D. McDonald,

Jr., SOME VIRGINIA MARRIAGES 1700-1799 , v.5, p.2.

1782 - John CURRY and Isabella ELLISON were married, 26 Nov.

1782, at Rockingham Co., Virginia. Cecil D. McDonald,

Jr., SOME VIRGINIA MARRIAGES 1700-1799 , v.14, p.4.

1782 - The following marriages took place at Pittsylvania Co.,

Virginia:

James DALTON and Agness DYER, 18 April 1782.

John ATKINS and Winney DYER, 26 Oct. 1786.

John DYER, Jr. and Viney MORTON, 9 July 1787.

Nathan DYER and Nancy DALTON, 1788.

Thomas BALL and Elender DYER, 8 March 1791.

Nathan DYER and Mary PAYNE, 15 Feb. 1793.

George BROCK and Amey DYER, 13 Nov. 1795.

William DYER and Nancy WARD, 11 Oct. 1796.

Robert HENRY and Peggy DYER, 22 Feb. 1799.

Cecil D. McDonald, Jr., SOME VIRGINIA MARRIAGES

1700-1799 .

1783 - Peter HULL, son of George and Hannah (KIESTER) HULL,

was born 11 Jan 1783. He married, 10 Sept. 1816, to

Rachel TALLMAN, and he died, 23 Sept. 1854, at McDowell,

Highland Co., Virginia.

1783 - A record in Richmond, VA shows that John Bird received

certificate #L18914S10D on March 8, 1783, for the balance

of his full pay, agreeable to the act of the General

Assembly, passed in the November 1781 session. The State

Treasurer paid the sum to one William REYNOLDS for BIRD's

account.

1783 - John BIRD paid taxes on land in what is now Greene Co.,

VA in 1783.

1784 - William RIDER married, 16 Jan 1784, to Jane JONES in

Augusta Co., Virginia.

1784 - John YEAGER, Sr., born 5 October 1762, near Lancaster

Co., Penna., died 7 Jan 1833, Pocahantas Co., Virginia,

married, ca.1784, at Crabbottom, Virginia to Phoebe

Anastasia HULL, born 15 April 1768, daughter of Peter

Thomas and Susanna (DIEFFENBACH) HULL. They had children:

Jacob YEAGER (1790-1861), m.1812, Sarah Ann HEDY; Sara Ann

(1793-1882), m. (1st) Ferdinand STALNAKER; Elizabeth

YEAGER married, 23 May 1816, Jacob BIRD, son of Jacob;

John; Andrew YEAGER (1800-1861) married Elizabeth DILLEY;

Phoebe Hull YEAGER married Samuel BRADY; Susanna YEAGER,

m.1828, Moses ARBOGAST; Rachel YEAGER (1808-1872), m.1833,

Henry HARPER; Mary "Polly" YEAGER, m.1828, George M. MAY.

A ROSTER OF REVOLUTIONARY ANCESTORS OF THE INDIANA

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION , v.1, p.675; D.A.R.

#582973.

1784 - Elizabeth HULL (1784c.-1852), dau. of George and Hannah

(KIESTER) HULL, was born in or near Pendleton Co., VA.

She married, 30 Aug 1806, to David BIRD, and died 18 July

1852.

1784 - John BIRT is listed on the census (Alexander Hite's

List) of Shenandoah Co., VA in 1784 with 6 whites in

household. He was a neighbor of Abraham BIRD and Mounce

BIRD. Ref: First Census of the United States - Virginia.

1784 - James MOFFETT married, 29 Dec 1784, in Augusta Co.,

Virginia, to Mary STUART.

1785 - There was a Peter HALLE listed as a tithable in Warren

County, Va. (fork district) in 1785.

1785 - James CURRY and Dennis LANAHAN owned a lot in

Harrisonburg, Virginia in 1785. "Dennis LANAHAN was the

third husband of Margaret, nee HIATT, who married first,

William DYER, and second, John CRAVENS, son of Robert

CRAVENS, Sr." J. Houston Harrison, SETTLERS BY THE LONG

GREY TRAIL (1935), p.247; From John Walter Wayland's "The

Germans of the Valley," THE VIRGINIA MAGAZINE , v.X,

p.45.

1785 - William ERWIN married, 7 July 1785, in Augusta Co.,

Virginia, to Susannah CURRY.

1785 - Benjamin CAFFEE and Margaret DYER were married, 8 Sept.

1785, at Montgomery County, Virginia.

1785 - James BELL married, 15 Sept. 1785, in Augusta Co.,

Virginia, to Margaret CURRY.

1785 - Jesse HARRISON married, 1785, to Sarah CURRY, daughter

of John CURRY. Witness was David ROLSTON. J. Houston

Harrison, SETTLERS BY THE LONG GREY TRAIL (1935),

pp.314-317.

1785 - The following marriages took place at Pittsylvania Co.,

Virginia:

Isaac CURRY and Rhoda GRISHAM, 24 March 1785.

Nathan CURRY and Nancy GRISHAM, 9 Dec. 1790.

Israel CURRY and Sally PAYNE, 19 Jan. 1795.

Barth CURRY and Rozana NUCKOLS, 11 Feb. 1796.

Thomas CURREY and Peggy HANKINS, 16 May 1798.

Thomas CURRY and Nancy CRANE, 13 NOv. 1802.

Cecil D. McDonald, Jr., SOME VIRGINIA MARRIAGES

1700-1799 , v.1.

1786 - William J. RYDER married, 21 Feb 1786, to Mary BRISCO

in Augusta Co., Virginia. Mary BRISCOE was possibly

daughter of Isaac BRISCOE, who had served as Washington's

bodyguard at Yorktown. "The Rev. William J. RYDER is

remembered as a man of high character and sterling

qualities." Oren F. Morton, A HISTORY OF HIGHLAND

COUNTY, VIRGINIA (1979), p.224.

1786 - Isaiah SLAVEN married, 22 Feb 1786, in Augusta Co.,

Virginia to Patty STUART.

1786 - Isiah STEWART and Martha STEWART were married, 1786, at

Bath Co., Virginia. Cecil D. McDonald, Jr., SOME

VIRGINIA MARRIAGES 1700-1799 , v.14, p.17.

1786 - James CURRY and Mary ERWIN were married, 27 March 1786,

at Augusta County, Virginia.

1786 - Edward STUART (1759-1844), son of William and Margaret

(USHER) STEUART, married 4 Apr 1786, to Mary CALAGHAN,

dau. of Charles CALLAHAN. On the same day, Alexander

WELLS married Margaret CALAGHAN, dau. of Charles. Cecil

D. McDonald, Jr., SOME VIRGINIA MARRIAGES 1700-1799 , v.1

& v.2.

1786 - On 12 Sept. 1786, a Barbara BOID was one of the

sponsors for a dau. born to Jacob ROSCH and wife, Anna in

ZION Church, Hamburg, Shenandoah Co., VA.

1786 - Archibald METHENY and Jean CURRY were married, 13

December 1786, at Frederick Co., Virginia. Cecil D.

McDonald, Jr., SOME VIRGINIA MARRIAGES 1700-1799 , v.17,

p.16.

1787 - William DYER and Frances ASHBY were married, 1787, at

Princess Anne County, Virginia. Henry SHARWOOD and Rhoda

DYER were married, 1787, at Princess Anne County.

1787 - Pendleton County, Virginia was formed from parts of

Rockingham, Augusta and Hardy Counties in 1787.

1787 - George CURRY married, 22 Feb 1787, in Augusta Co.,

Virginia, to Agnes HAMILTON of Rockbridge County.

1787 - James CURRY bought, in 1787, 175 acres on the Bull

Pasture River, from John BLACK, son of Samuel BLACK. Oren

F. Morton ANNALS OF BATH COUNTY, VIRGINIA , p.32.

1787 - Robert CURRY and Phebe SAMPLE were married, 1787, at

Rockingham Co., Virginia. Bondsman was Jesse HARRISON.

Robert SAMPLE consented; witnesses were Jesse HARRISON and

Moses SAMPLES. Harry M. Strickler, OLD TENTH LEGION,

ROCKINGHAM CO., VA. MARRIAGES , p.43.

1787 - John STEWART, son of William and Margaret (USHER)

STEUART, married, 31 May 1787, in Augusta Co., Va. to

Hannah HICKLIN. He died, 1850, and is buried in

Montgomery County, Missouri. They had children: James;

John (1795-1873) m. Mary STEWART; Edward; Jacob; Miranda;

David; Margaret (1822-1898) md. John SEE; Nancy; and

Jennie.

1787 - James McGLAUGHLIN and Mary STUART were married, 7 June

1787, at Augusta Co., Virginia.

1787 - Alexander BADGER married, 17 Jul 1787, Margaret BIRD in

Augusta Co., VA.

1787 - On 12 Apr 1787, Abraham BIRD acquired 89 acres between

Smith's Creek and Massanutten Mountain in Rockingham Co.,

VA.

1787 - James BIRD and Fanny MASON were married, 3 Sept. 1787,

at Franklin County, Virginia. Cecil D. McDonald, Jr.,

SOME VIRGINIA MARRIAGES 1700-1799 , v.25, p.3.

1787 - Peter HOLE received a grant for 97 acres of land on

Riffles Old Road, Augusta County, Virginia in 1787.

Bk.1,p.202.

1788 - Peter HULL, Sr. was appointed Justice of Pendleton

County, Virginia in 1788.

1788 - Peter HULL, in 1788, took a storekeeper's license in

Pendleton Co., Virginia. Morton, Oren F., HISTORY OF

HIGHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA , p.110.

1788 - A military voucher for Capt. Josiah HARRISON's Company

#9 in Rockingham County, Virginia, in 1788 includes:

Andrew BIRD, 1 tithable

Andrew BIRD, Sr., 1 tithable, 4 slaves, 9 horses

David RADER, above 16 "having 1 creature"

Adam RADER, 1 tithable, 3 slaves, 10 horses.

Anthony READER, son John

Mathias READER, son George

1788 - Otho WADE, born 1766, married 1788, to Catherine

CALLAHAN, daughter of Charles CALLAHAN of Augusta Co., Va.

Otho WADE was the son of John WADE (1723-1815) of Highland

Co., Va and Sophia (HOWARD) WADE (1727-1816) of Red Stone,

Md. See: Virkus ABRIDGED COMPENDIUM OF AMERICAN

GENEALOGY v. ,p.604.

1788 - James USHER married, 1788, at Augusta County, Virginia,

to Catherine WHITESIDES.

1788 - George WRIGHT married, 18 Mar 1788, to Mary CURRY in

Augusta Co., Virginia.

1788 - On 13 April 1778, a number of inhabitants of

Cowpasture, Calfpasture, Bullpasture, Jackson River, and

Back Creek petitioned the Virginia Assembly for a new

county to be struck off from Augusta. The signers of this

petition included: Robert, William, John, and Andey

LOUGHRIDGE, William GIVEN, George FRANCISCO, Lofty PULLIN,

Lofty PULLIN, Jr., Hugh, John and James HICKLIN, William,

James and Edward STUART, William JORDAN, John BEARD

(BIRD?), et.al. Morton, Oren F., ANNALS OF BATH COUNTY,

VIRGINIA , p.106.

1788 - Robert CURRY and Martha KENEDY were married, 15 April

1788, at Augusta Co., Virginia. Cecil D. McDonald, Jr.,

SOME VIRGINIA MARRIAGES 1700-1799 , v.16.

1788 - Hannah, dau. of Heinerich BORT and wife Eva ROSINA was

born 30 May 1788, and baptized 7 Sept. 1788 in the Zion

Church of Hamburg, Shenandoah Co., VA. Sponsors were

Johannes BORT and wife Catharina. - From Mrs. Charles

Landreth of DeKalb, Illinois (1981).

1788 - John McDOWELL and Sarah WITHROW were married, 16 Aug.

1788, at Augusta Co., Virginia.

1788 - Daniel MARTHENA (MATHENY?) and Sarah CURRY were

married, 14 Oct. 1788, at Frederick Co., Virginia. Cecil

D. McDonald, Jr., SOME VIRGINIA MARRIAGES 1700-1799 ,

v.24, p.19.

1788 - James CURRY married, 28 Oct 1788, in Augusta Co.,

Virginia, to Margaret FRANCIS. Cecil D. McDonald, Jr.,

SOME VIRGINIA MARRIAGES 1700-1799 , v.6, p.6.

1788 - The estate of William CHESTNUT was appraised by John

BIRD on 18 Dec 1788, in Augusta County, VA. Will Book

No.VII, p.155,184.

1788 - John McCLUNG married, 12 Nov 1788, to Mary STUART,

daughter of Benjamin STUART, at Augusta Co., Virginia.

1789 - Peter BERT and Hannah SHAFER or SHAVER made marriage

bond in Shenandoah Co., VA, 24 Jan 1789. A letter of

consent is attached by Hannah's father, Jacob SHAFFER, in

which he gives her permission to marry "Petter BIRD." The

official filling of the bond spelled Peter's name,

clearly, as Peter BIRT and his bondsman as John BIRT. Yet

Ashby, in her book on marriage records for Shenandoah

County and the Virginia State Library and Archives have

Peter's and Hannah's bond indexed under BERT. John BIRT

signed with his "x", but Peter wrote his signature in

poorly-formed German Script, spelling it as "BORDT." Miss

Grace SHOWALTER, Librarian and archivist of Menno Simons

Historical Library, Harrisonburg, VA, deciphered Peter's

signature as "BORDT". She had others check the signature.

"All agree he spelled his name "BORDT" and feel as poorly

as he wrote, it was probably the only thing that he could

write, and that he did not write it often." - From Mrs.

Charles Landreth of DeKalb, Ill (1981).

1789 - Robert and John CURRY taxed on 350 acres of land in

1789. List by Ralph LOFTUS, Commissioner. Robert CURRY

signed the petition to build a tobacco warehouse in

Harrisonburg, Virginia. A voucher in Capt. John Herdman's

co. for John & Robert CURRY, 11 horses. In Robert

Harrison's company #5, James CURRY, 1 horse. VIRGINIA

VALLEY RECORDS , p.42,99,102,136,157.

1789 - On 22 June 1789, James CURRY, Benjamin HARRISON, Brewer

REEVES, and Thomas SCOTT, as trustees of the Presbyterian

Church of Harrisonburg, Virginia, were granted liberty by

the Circuit Court of Rockingham to build a house for

public worship. The deed for the lot, on East Market

Street, was made out to the above trustees, 25 September

1792 by Charles McCLAIN. J. Houston Harrison, SETTLERS

BY THE LONG GREY TRAIL (1935), p.321.

1789 - Rockingham Co., Virginia landowners in 1789 include:

David RADER, Michael READER, Anthony READER, Adam READER,

Mathias READER, Abraham BIRD, and Andrew BIRD.

Raymond A. Lee of Athens, Ohio wrote in 1974: "My

G-G-G-Grandfather, Michael RADER was born in Rockingham

County, Virginia. --- Apparently the first of the family

emigrated from Germany (they spelled the name ROEDER)

about 1660. They settled in Lehigh County, Penna., and

later some of them moved to Rockingham county, Va., where

they operated a lead mine. --- I do know that Michael and

at least part of his family came to what is now Greenbrier

County, West Virginia before 1800 along with other RADER

families."

1789 - Charles CALLAHAN purchased, in 1789, from John MILLER

of Rockingham, 220 acres of land on the Bullpasture River,

one mile south of McDowell, Highland Co. (earlier Bath

County), Virginia. Oren F. Morton ANNALS OF BATH COUNTY,

VIRGINIA , p.29.

1789 - John CLARK and Nancy BYRD were married, 17 Aug. 1789,

at Caroline Co., Virginia.

1789 - James BIRD and Sarah HATHCOCK were married, 30 Aug.

1789, at Southampton Co., Virginia.

1789 - Rockingham Co., Virginia landowners in 1789 include:

David RADER, Michael READER, Anthony READER, Adam READER,

Mathias READER, Abraham BIRD, and Andrew BIRD.

1789 - In the Virginia State Legislature Sessions of 1789-95,

Colonel Peter HULL represented the portion of Pendleton

Co. that later was Highland County.

1789 - James MOFFETT and Mary STUART were married, 29 December

1789, at Augusta Co., Virginia. Cecil D. McDonald, Jr.,

SOME VIRGINIA MARRIAGES 1700-1799 , v.5, p.10.

1789 - The following marriages were performed in Pittsylvania

Co., Virginia:

Daniel CALLAHAN and Wilmoth RUSSELL, 22 Aug 1787.

Francis SHAW and Nancy STEWART, 8 May 1789.

Philip RUSSELL and Elizabeth STEWART, 6 Jan. 1792.

Richard RUSSELL and Isabel STUART, 1794.

1790 - Census of Strasburg, Lancaster County, Penna. for 1790,

p.145 lists Peter HOLL with 3 white males over 16 and 2

white females.

1790 - The 1790 York County, Penna census lists:

John Jacob WINTERODE

Adam WINDERODE

1790 - Braxton BIRD and Mary PRICE were married, 13 July 1790,

at Middlesex Co., Virginia.

1790 - Edward HALL married, 22 Jul 1790, in Augusta Co. to

Polly STUART.

1790 - Joseph BYRD and Nettie JACKSON were married, 20 Aug.

1790, at Charlotte Co., Virginia.

1790 - Census of Virginia, p.40, Pittsylvania lists John BIRD

with 8 whites in household.

1790 - On 1 September 1790, Balser BUMGARNER of Augusta Co.,

Virginia, buys of Francis ERWIN, atty for Alex. CURRY of

the District of Kentucky, two tracts of land in Augusta

County: one of 40 acres, the other of 130 acres, both on

or near a branch of Naken Creek. John Walter Wayland,

THE GERMAN ELEMENT of the SHENANDOAH VALLEY of VIRGINIA

(1907 - reprinted 1978), p.82.

1790 - The 1790 Census of Virginia lists Ann CURRY, age 53

(presumably a widow). - Info from Mavis SMITH of

Fremont, CA.

1790 - James CURRY, William HERRING, Benjamin HARRISON, Reuben

HARRISON, and William CRAVENS were among the jurors of

Rockingham County, Virginia. J. Houston Harrison,

SETTLERS BY THE LONG GREY TRAIL (1935), p.352.

1790 - James HICKLIN and Jane STUART were married, 28 Dec.

1790, at Augusta Co., Virginia.

1791 - George WOOD married, 20 Jan 1791, in Augusta Co.

(Rockbridge Co.), Virginia, to Jennie CURRY. Cecil D.

McDonald, Jr., SOME VIRGINIA MARRIAGES 1700-1799 , v.17,

p.20.

1791 - Abner BIRD and Jane JAMISON were married, 7 March 1791,

at Franklin Co., Virginia.

1791 - Charles CALLAHAN, son of Charles CALLAHAN, married

1791, to Mary STEUART, dau. of William and Margaret

(USHER) STEUART. Morton, Oren F., HISTORY OF HIGHLAND

COUNTY, VIRGINIA , p.379.

1791 - Clements GRAHAM married, 1791, at Bath County,

Virginia, to Jean USHER, daughter of Robert USHER.

1791 - Gershem CLEMENTS and Jenny USHER were married, 22 April

1791, at Augusta Co., Virginia. Cecil D. McDonald, Jr.,

SOME VIRGINIA MARRIAGES 1700-1799 , v.2, p.4 & v.4, p.5.

1791 - Bath County, Virginia was formed out of Augusta County

in 1790. The first session of the county court of Bath

convened 10 May 1791, at the home of the widow of Capt.

John LEWIS. The justices present on the opening day were

John BOLLAR, John DEAN, Johan and William POAGE, Samuel

VANCE and John WILSON. The first attorneys were John

COTTON, James REID and Archibald STUART. Members of the

first grand jury in Bath County were Joseph MAYSE, Samuel

BLACK, Thomas BROCK, John DILLEY, James HAMILTON, James

HUGHART, Owen KELLEY, John LYNCH, John McCLUNG, Samuel

McDONALD, John MONTGOMERY, Joseph RHEA, William RIDER,

Robert STUART, and Stephen WILSON. Morton, Oren F.,

ANNALS OF BATH COUNTY, VIRGINIA , pp.108-109.

1791 - James KEISTER married, 1791, to Malinda GRIM. Oren F.

Morton's HISTORY OF PENDLETON COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA

(1910).

1791 - Robert CURRY and Sarah YOUNG were married, 22 April

1791, at Augusta County, Virginia. Cecil D. McDonald,

Jr., SOME VIRGINIA MARRIAGES 1700-1799 , v.17, p.6.

1791 - Gerreld SCOTT and Amey DYER were married, 13 June 1791,

at Dinwiddie County, Virginia.

1791 - William GLEN married, 15 June 1791, in Augusta Co.,

Virginia, to Anny CURRY.

1791 - James KINCAID married, (Bond, 26 Aug, Minister's return

30 Aug. 1791), at Bath County, Virginia, to Jean (or Jane)

CURRY, daughter of Robert CURRY. Joseph KINKEAD was

surety; Robert CURRY consented for daughter Jean; Witness

was Joseph KINKEAD; Minister was John MONTGOMERY.

Constance Corley Metheny and Eliza Warwick Wise, BATH

COUNTY MARRIAGE BONDS and MINISTERS' RETURNS (1978), p.1.

1791 - James CURRY and Eleanor BRYAN were married, 26 Sept.

1791, at Frederick Co., Virginia. Cecil D. McDonald, Jr.,

SOME VIRGINIA MARRIAGES 1700-1799 , v.18, p.5.

1791 - Samuel VANCE, Assessor of the First District, Bath

County, Virginia, in 1791, lists the following as among

the Heads of Families: John BYRD (Back Creek), John BYRD

(Jackson's River), Thomas BYRD, Jacob BYRD, Sophia

CHESTNUT (widow), Jacob CLEEK, John DEEVER, Colonel John

DICKENSON, John DILLY, Robert GIVENS, William GIVENS,

Ebram GUM, John GUM, David GWIN, Joseph GWIN, James

HAMILTON, Alexander HAMILTON, Jr., Osborn HAMILTON, Thomas

HICKLIN, Capt. James HICKLIN, John HICKLIN, Ralph

LAFFERTY, John LEWIS, Andrew LEWIS, Margaret LEWIS

(widow), James LOCKRIDGE, William LOCKRIDGE, Jean

LOCKRIDGE (widow), Archibald MATHENY, Luke MATHENY, John

McCALLISTER, William RIDER, Robert STUART, James STUART

(son of Robert), William STUART, Edward STUART, John

STUART, James STUART (constable), and others. Morton,

Oren F., ANNALS OF BATH COUNTY, VIRGINIA , pp.118-120.

1791 - Samuel THORNTON married (Bond, 1 Oct, Minister's

return, 15 Oct. 1791), at Bath County, Virginia, to

Elizabeth RIDER. Surety, Peter FLEET; Elizabeth consents

for herself; Witness, William CRAWFORD; Minister was

Chrisotopher CLARK. Constance Corley Metheny and Eliza

Warwick Wise, BATH COUNTY MARRIAGE BONDS and MINISTERS'

RETURNS (1978), p.1.

1791 - Henry STUART married, (Bond 13 Dec., Return 19 Dec.

1791), at Bath County, Virginia, to Sarah MOORE. Samuel

McDONALD was surety; Consent by Mary MOORE, Jean MOORE and

Robert STEWART; Witnesses were James STEWART and James

HUGHART; Minister was John MONTGOMERY. Constance Corley

Metheny and Eliza Warwick Wise, BATH COUNTY MARRIAGE

BONDS and MINISTERS' RETURNS (1978), p.2.

1792 - William BIRD and Caziah HINMAN were married, 7 Jan.

1792, at Accomack Co., Virginia.

1792 - Jacob BIRD, son of John and Susanna (WINTROW) BIRD,

married, 10 Feb. 1792, to Margaret WADE, daughter of Otho

WADE. Otho WADE consents for daughter Margaret. Jacob

BIRD died in 1821. Constance Corley Metheny and Eliza

Warwick Wise, BATH COUNTY MARRIAGE BONDS and MINISTERS'

RETURNS (1978), p.2.

1792 - Tom HARRISON, Jr. married, 10 Apr 1792, to Mary CURRY,

dau. of Adam and Ann CURRY. They removed to Washington

Co., Tennessee, about 1820. J. Houston Harrison,

SETTLERS BY THE LONG GREY TRAIL (1935), p.326,400.

1792 - Robert STUART married, 24 Apr 1792, to Polly ARMSTRONG,

at Augusta Co., Virginia.

1792 - "Deed between John HAMILTON, Isabel BARKER, the late

wife of James STEWART, Ralph STEWART, and others, purchase

of John McCLANAHAN, 1,000 acres of land on the

Monangahelia River, Tygart's Valley." The eastern branch

of the Monongahelia River was named for David TYGART in

1772, and since known as Tygart's Valley River. Florence

Smith Dickerson's, THE JAMES STEWART FAMILY , p.54.

1792 - Alexander STEUART married second, in 1792, to Mary

MOORE. They had daughter, Priscilla STEUART, b. 1794, who

married, 1812, to Benjamin HALL. Daughters of the

American Colonists D.A.C. #5875.

1792 - John HARRISON married, 1792, in Rockingham Co., Va. to

Elizabeth STUART, Francis STUART consenting, Witness was

Zeb BALDWIN.

1792 - Robert STEWART and Amey RAINS were married, 3 May 1792,

Dinwiddie County, Virginia.

1792 - Samuel LESLEY married, 4 Aug 1792, to Betty STUART in

Augusta Co., Virginia.

1792 - James LEE and Mary CALLAHAN were married, 10 Aug. 1792,

at Culpeper Co., Virginia. Note also that James LEE was

bondsman at the wedding of John WORTHINGTON and Nancy

CALLAHAN, 1797, at Pendleton, County, Virginia. Cecil D.

McDonald, Jr., SOME VIRGINIA MARRIAGES 1700-1799 , v.24,

p.18.

1792 - William W. CURRY (1792-1864), son of William and Jane

CURRY, was born in Augusta Co., Va. He married, 25 Aug

1818, in Augusta County to Betsy FORSYTHE.

1792 - Dennis CALLAGHAN was Surety and witness at the wedding

of James ARTHUR and Susanna MURPHY at Bath County,

Virginia, 1 October 1792. Constance Corley Metheny and

Eliza Warwick Wise, BATH COUNTY MARRIAGE BONDS and

MINISTERS' RETURNS (1978), p.5.

1792 - John CALLAGHAN married, 2 November 1792, at Bath Co.,

Virginia, to Margaret HUTCHISON. Surety was Francis FORD.

Constance Corley Metheny and Eliza Warwick Wise, BATH

COUNTY MARRIAGE BONDS and MINISTERS' RETURNS (1978), p.5

1792 - James BURKE and Sophia CHESTNUT were married, 3 Nov.

1792, at Pendleton Co., Virginia. Bondsman was Valentine

BIRD. John WADE gave consent for daughter, Sophia

CHESTNUT. Mary Harter, PENDLETON COUNTY, VIRGINIA

MARRIAGE BONDS 1791-1853 (1979), p.4.

1792 - George Taylor CRUMP married, 20 November 1792, at Bath

Co., Virginia, to Ann CALLAHAN, daughter of Charles

CALLAHAN. William GIVEN, Jr. was SURETY; Charles CALLAHAN

consents for daughter Ann; witnesses were Alexander WILEY

and William STEWART; minister was George GUTHRIE.

Constance Corley Metheny and Eliza Warwick Wise, BATH

COUNTY MARRIAGE BONDS and MINISTERS' RETURNS (1978), p.5

1792 - John BIRD and Margaret MEHOLLOMS were married, 26 Nov.

1792, at Northampton Co., Virginia.

1792 - Robert BIRD, enlisted at Little Laurel, Kentucky and

served from 1 July 1792 to 1 Jan 1794, as a private in

Capt. David Logan's company of militia in General WAYNE's

War against the Indians. He enlisted again in 1813 as a

private in Capt. James HALL's company of Kentucky militia,

but because of disability resulting from injury of one

foot when he

fell into a well, did not march with this company. He

again enlisted and served in May 1832 as a private in

Capt. BARNES' company of rangers in the Black Hawk War in

Illinois. In June 1852, while residing in Washington

County, Oregon Territory, aged 75 years, he applied for

bounty land and received Bounty land Warrant #26786. He

stated then that in 1800, he resided in Barron County,

Kentucky, where his home was destroyed by fire. Robert

BIRD married, but the name of his wife is not given. His

son, William Milton BIRD lived near Louisville, Kentucky

in 1854. See National Archives Pension File S35807.

1792 - Mounce BYRD of Shenandoah, William BYRD, Andrew BYRD of

Rockingham, Anthony READER of Rockingham and George RADER

of Rockingham signed a petition for the formation of a new

county out of Rockingham and Shenandoah in 1792.

1793 - Adam Arbogast was appointed Ensign in the Pendleton Co.

Militia in 1793. He married Margaret HULL, dau. of Peter

and Susannah (DIEFFENBACH) HULL.

1793 - Dennis CALLAHAN purchased, in 1793, from John

DICKENSON, 76 acres on Ugly Creek. Oren F. Morton ANNALS

OF BATH COUNTY, VIRGINIA , p.35.

1793 - Frederick KEISTER married, 1793, to Ann E. PROPST.

Oren F. Morton's HISTORY OF PENDLETON COUNTY, WEST

VIRGINIA (1910).

1793 - Dennis CALLAGHAN gave consent for the marriage bond of

William ROBERTS and Elizabeth BARTLE, 25 Sept. 1793, at

Bath County, Virginia.

1793 - John DICKENSON consented to the marriage of his

daughter, Martha DICKINSON to John SHREWSBURY, and asked

that the license be sent by son-in-law, William Samuel

SHREWSBURY. Surety on the bond, 12 November 1793, was

Samuel SHREWSBURY. Constance Corley Metheny and Eliza

Warwick Wise, BATH COUNTY MARRIAGE BONDS and MINISTERS'

RETURNS (1978), p.7.

1794 - Loftus PULLIN consented to the marriage of his

daughter, Patsy PULLINS to Hugh HENRY. Surety on the

marriage bond, 10 Jan. 1794, was Jonathan PULLINS. The

couple was married 22 January 1794 by George GUTHRIE.

Constance Corley Metheny and Eliza Warwick Wise, BATH

COUNTY MARRIAGE BONDS and MINISTERS' RETURNS (1978), p.8.

1794 - James DEVER married, 10 September 1794, to Catharine

BIRD, dau. of John and Susanna (WINTROW) BIRD. John BIRD

consents for daughter, Catherine; Surety, Adam BIRD;

Witnesses, Adam BIRD and John DENESON; George GUTHRIE was

the minister. Constance Corley Metheny and Eliza Warwick

Wise, BATH COUNTY MARRIAGE BONDS and MINISTERS' RETURNS

(1978), p.9.

Note: The will of an earlier James DEVOOR (DEAVER) of

Yohogania County, Virginia; dated 14 November 1778, was

attested by Nicholas DEPUE, Tobias DECKER and Daniel

DEPUE, Jr.; and proved March 1779. Beneficiaries were

children: Jacob, Andrew, Henry, John, Sarah PEARSHAL,

Samuel; children under age: David, Moses, Catharine,

Francis, James. All his real estate, except the Ferry

("on Monongahela River, from his house over the river to

the Mouth of Pidgeon Creek") went to sons David and Moses;

however, the court later allotted one third of the Landed

Estate to James DEVOIR's widow or Relict, Elizabeth

DEVOIR. John DEVOIR was executor of the will. Boyd

Crumrine, VIRGINIA COURT RECORDS IN SOUTHWESTERN

PENNSYLVANIA , (1974 Reprint), II, 301,346,395,396, III,

p.327, I, 526,531.

1794 - Andrew HARPER and Jean CURRY were married, 1794, at

Rockbridge Co., Virginia.

1794 - James STEWART married, 20 October 1794, at Bath County,

Virginia, to Nancy MOORE. Marget MOORE gave consent for

her daughter Nancy, 17 October 1794. Henry STEWART was

surety. Witnesses were John HEGHART and Henry STEWART.

Minister was John MONTGOMERY. Constance Corley Metheny

and Eliza Warwick Wise, BATH COUNTY MARRIAGE BONDS and

MINISTERS' RETURNS (1978), p.9.

1794 - Andrew STUART and Hannah KINNEAR were married, 1794, at

Rockbridge Co., Virginia.

1794 - Jacob BIRD, son of Jacob and Margaret (WADE) BIRD, was

born, 11 Dec. 1794, at Pendleton Co., Virginia. He

married, 16 May 1816, to Elizabeth YEAGER and died, 23

December 1850, at Fillmore, Andrew Co., Missouri.

1795 - James CURRY married, 19 Feb. 1795, to Mary BROOKINGS in

Augusta Co., Virginia.

1795 - John RIDER was surety on the marriage bond of Andrew

MINES and Elizabeth BRISCO, 26 Feb. 1795, at Bath County,

Virginia. Constance Corley Metheny and Eliza Warwick

Wise, BATH COUNTY MARRIAGE BONDS and MINISTERS' RETURNS

(1978), p.10.

1795 - Hugh DONAHO married, 1795, at Augusta County (later

Bath Co.), Virginia, to Ann USHER, daughter of Robert

USHER.

1795 - John DEEVER was surety on the marriage bond of Leonard

WADE and Rosana HOLCOM, 12 March 1795, Bath County,

Virginia. Constance Corley Metheny and Eliza Warwick

Wise, BATH COUNTY MARRIAGE BONDS and MINISTERS' RETURNS

(1978), p.10.

1795 - Battis BIRD and Susanna LAWRENCE were married, 23 March

1795, at Brunswick Co., Virginia.

1795 - Jacob COKENHOUR and Susanna RADER were married, 26

April 1795, at Rockingham Co., Virginia.

1795 - James HICKMAN married Margaret BIRD, 11 June 1795, at

Bath County, Virginia. Surety was Andrew BOURLAND;

minister was John MONTGOMERY. Constance Corley Metheny

and Eliza Warwick Wise, BATH COUNTY MARRIAGE BONDS and

MINISTERS' RETURNS (1978), p.10.

1795 - Bartholomew MEARS and Rebecca BIRD were married, 31

Aug. 1795, at Accomack Co., Virginia.

1795 - In 1795, Matthew PATTON, son-in-law of Roger DYER, sold

his homestead to Col. Peter HULL for $5,000. and went to

Kentucky. This Matthew PATTON had married Hester,

daughter of Roger DYER. See Morton, Oren F., HISTORY OF

HIGHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA , p.357.

1795c- Colonel Andrew LEWIS (1772-1833), son of Charles LEWIS,

married Margaret STUART. Morton, Oren F., ANNALS OF BATH

COUNTY, VIRGINIA , p.93.

1795 - Alexander STEWART and Dorothea SEE were married, 1795,

at Botetourt Co., Virginia.

1795 - James STEWERT was surety on the marriage bond of James

McLAUGHLIN and Margaret TOMME, 21 Nov. 1795, at Bath

County, Virginia.

1796 - John RIDER (1773-1855) married first, 12 Feb 1796, in

Rockingham Co., Va., to Susanna CURRY, dau. of Adam CURRY;

Jno. WALSH, bondsman. John RIDER's name is recorded as

"John RADER" in the marriage record. She died 4 Oct 1834,

at Springston, Harrison Co., Va. and he married second to

Susannah STOUT. He died, 1855. in Barbour Co., WV. See

Rider, Fremont RIDER/RYDER GENEALOGY (1858); Harry M.

Strickler, OLD TENTH LEGION, ROCKINGHAM CO., VA.

MARRIAGES , p.101.

1796 - Andrew BIRD and Mary HOLKER were married, 14 March

1796, at Shenandoah Co., Virginia.

1796 - Samuel W. McMULLEN married, 19 June 1796 (bond), at

Bath Co., Virginia, to Jennet STEWART. Surety, Robert

STEWART, Jr.; Robert STUART consents; witnesses were Adam

McCOOL, James STEWART, Robert STEWART; minister was John

MONTGOMERY. Constance Corley Metheny and Eliza Warwick

Wise, BATH COUNTY MARRIAGE BONDS and MINISTERS' RETURNS

(1978), p.13.

1796 - Alexander STUART and Ann REED were married, 1796, at

Orange Co., Virginia.

1796 - Richard RIDER and Agnes KILLPATRICK were married, 27

July 1796 (bond), at Bath County, Virginia. Surety was

James WILEY; Agnis

consents for herself; witness was James WILEY; Minister

was George GUTHRIE. Constance Corley Metheny and Eliza

Warwick Wise, BATH COUNTY MARRIAGE BONDS and MINISTERS'

RETURNS (1978), p.12.

1796 - Jno. COVELL (or CARRELL) and Deborah RADER (RIDER) were

married, 27 Sept. 1796, at Rockingham Co., Virginia, by A

MOFFETT. Harry M. Strickler, OLD TENTH LEGION,

ROCKINGHAM CO., VA. MARRIAGES , p.44; Cecil D. McDonald,

Jr., SOME VIRGINIA MARRIAGES 1700-1799 , v.18, p.3.

1796 - William BIRD and Polly CARTER were married, 19 Nov.

1796, at Charlotte Co., Virginia.

1796 - John STUART and Ann GAULDIN were married, Nov. 1796, at

Campbell Co., Virginia.

1796 - Richard BIRD officiated at weddings at Bath County,

Virginia in 1796/97.

1797 - William RIDER's estate was inventoried in Shenandoah

Co., Virginia in 1797.

1797 - John GREER married, 10 Jan. 1797 (bond), to Jean

CALLAGHAN. Surety was Edward STEWART. Constance Corley

Metheny and Eliza Warwick Wise, BATH COUNTY MARRIAGE

BONDS and MINISTERS' RETURNS (1978), p.14.

1797 - George KEISTER and Susanna PECK were married, (bond) 24

Jan 1797, at Pendleton Co, Virginia. Garret PECK was

bondsman. Mary Harter, MARRIAGES OF PENDLETON COUNTY,

VIRGINIA 1788-1853 (1978), p.38.

1797 - Johan Jacob WINTEROTH (1735-1797) died 3 Feb 1797, at

Littlestown (then York County), Penna. and is buried in

the cemetery of Christ Reformed Church there. Littlestown

is located just on the Pennsylvania-Maryland border in

present Adams County about thirty miles northeast of

Frederick, Md.

1797 - John McKEE and Mary PATTON were married, 1797, at

Rockbridge Co., Virginia.

1797 - Adam CURRY and Phebe HARRISON were married, 13 March

1797, at Rockingham Co., Virginia according to: WILLIAM

AND MARY QUARTERLY , v.3, p.242.

However, take note that Adam CURRY and Phebe HICKMAN

were married, 13 March 1797, at Rockingham Co., Virginia

according to: Cecil D. McDonald, Jr., SOME VIRGINIA

MARRIAGES 1700-1799 , v.12, p.5; Harry M. Strickler's,

OLD TENTH LEGION, ROCKINGHAM CO., VA. MARRIAGES , p.44.

1797 - Rebecca CURRY, dau. of Robert and Phebe (SAMPLE) CURRY

was born, 7 June 1797, in Rockingham Co., Va. She

married, 6 July 1815, Andrew

MOORE (1792-1871) and resided at Pleasant and West

Georgetown, Brown County, Ohio.

In a 1974 letter Mavis SMITH of Fremont, CA wrote, "My

family is thus: Rebecca CURRY born, 7 Jun 1797, in

Rockingham co., Va., married Andrew MOORE in Ohio. Her

father is Robert CURRY born abt. 1759 in Augusta Co., Va.

(this is the same area as Rockingham Co., in 1797, as

Rockingham county was made from Augusta County). Robert

had a brother John. Now there is a question as to

Robert's father. My family has James CURRY; but in some

Ohio research the record said that Robert received his

land from James CURRY, an Uncle. But in L.D.S. church

records Rebecca gives James as her grandfather."

1797 - John KINCAID and William DEAN were witnesses to the

marriage bond of James ARMSTRONG and Jane KINKEAD, 20 July

1797, at Bath County, Virginia. Robert KINCAED consents

as guardian for Jean. Joel WALKER was surety. Constance

Corley Metheny and Eliza Warwick Wise, BATH COUNTY

MARRIAGE BONDS and MINISTERS' RETURNS (1978), p.15.

1797 - John HEADRICK and Molly KEISTER were married, 28 Aug.

1797, at Rockingham Co., Virginia. Cecil D. McDonald,

Jr., SOME VIRGINIA MARRIAGES 1700-1799 , v.5, p.8.

1797 - John SHARP married, 30 Sept 1797, to Elizabeth CURRY in

Augusta Co., Virginia.

1797 - John WORTHINGTON and Nancy CALAHAN were married (bond),

11 October 1797, at Pendleton Co., Virginia. Bondsman was

James LEE.

1797 - Charles WARD and Elizabeth DYER were married, 1797, at

Pendleton Co., Virginia. Mary Harter, MARRIAGES OF

PENDLETON COUNTY, VIRGINIA 1788-1853 (1978), pp.17,75.

1797 - Clemens ERWIN (or EWIN) and Jane STUART were married, 5

December 1797, at Rockingham Co., Virginia. Cecil D.

McDonald, Jr., SOME VIRGINIA MARRIAGES 1700-1799 , v.8,

p.9.

1797 - Joseph HENDERSON married, 21 Dec. 1797, to Maria

CHESTNUT. Surety was Moses HEUCHIN; Sophia BURK consents

for her dau. Maria CHESTNUT; witnesses were Moses OUCHIN

and Otho WADE. Maria (CHESTNUT) HENDERSON married 2nd,

1801, to Timothy HOLCOLM. Constance Corley Metheny and

Eliza Warwick Wise, BATH COUNTY MARRIAGE BONDS and

MINISTERS' RETURNS (1978), pp.16,24.

1797 - --?-- CURREY married, 27 December 1797, at Bath County,

Virginia, to Mary EWINS. Richard BIRD was minister.

Constance Corley Metheny and Eliza Warwick Wise, BATH

COUNTY MARRIAGE BONDS and MINISTERS' RETURNS (1978),

p.16.

1798 - Jeremiah BURNETT and Sarah BIRD married, 3 Jan. 1798,

at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia. (Note also the John

BIRD/BURNETT marriage in Middlesex Co, Va., 1732.)

1798 - Robert STEWART married, 9 January 1798, at Bath County,

Virginia, to Catherine ELSHIRE. Surety was Elisha

WILLIAMS; Ben ELISHIE consents for dau. Catherine;

witnesses were Elisha WILLIAMS, James STEWART and Henry

STEWART; minister, Jas. WARD. Constance Corley Metheny

and Eliza Warwick Wise, BATH COUNTY MARRIAGE BONDS and

MINISTERS' RETURNS (1978), p.16.

1798 - William STUART and Jane GIVEN were married, (bond) 8

Feb. 1798, at Pendleton Co., Virginia. Bondsman was

Thomas WILLSON.

1798 - James RIDER, son of William RIDER, married (bond 5

March 1798 - return 15 March 1798), to Sarah CHESTNUT.

Surety was Isaac BRISCOE; Sophia BAURK consents for dau.

Sarah; William RIDER consents for son James; Witnesses

were Isaac BRISCO and John DENNISON. Minister was Jas.

WARD. Constance Corley Metheny and Eliza Warwick Wise,

BATH COUNTY MARRIAGE BONDS and MINISTERS' RETURNS (1978),

p.17.

1798 - Edward ERVIN and Polly STUART were married, 22 May

1798, at Rockingham Co., Virginia.

1798 - Clement ERWIN and Jane STUART were married, 1798, at

Rockingham Co., Virginia. WILLIAM AND MARY QUARTERLY ,

v.3, p.243.

1798 - James CURRY and Hannah ARCHIBALD were married, 1798, at

Rockbridge County, Virginia.

1798 - James DYER and Sarah FORTUNE were married, 16 July

1798, at Henry County, Virginia.

1798 - Adam BIRD (1768-1850), son of John and Susanna

(WINTROW) BIRD, married, 29 Aug 1798, to Elizabeth RYDER,

dau. of William RIDER of Back Creek. Surety, John RIDER;

William RIDER consents for daughter, Elizabeth; Witnesses,

James RIDER, William RIDER and John RIDER. Constance

Corley Metheny and Eliza Warwick Wise, BATH COUNTY

MARRIAGE BONDS and MINISTERS' RETURNS (1978), p.17.

1798 - Abram BIRD established a warehouse in Bird's Point,

Missouri in 1798 to sell provisions to flatboatmen making

the long trip downriver.

1798 - Edmund PARKS and Peggy BIRD were married, 24 Dec. 1798,

at Accomack Co., Virginia.

1799 - Henry STEWART married, 25 February 1799, at Bath

County, Virginia, to Elizabeth KELLY. Constance Corley

Metheny and Eliza Warwick Wise, BATH COUNTY MARRIAGE

BONDS and MINISTERS' RETURNS (1978), p.18

1799 - William DYER and Margaret RIDDLE, dau. of Jno. RIDDLE,

were married, 19 March 1799, at Rockingham Co., Virginia.

Harry M. Strickler, OLD TENTH LEGION, ROCKINGHAM COUNTY,

VA. MARRIAGES , p.49.

1799 - William C. RIDER, son of John and Susanna (CURRY) RIDER

was born, 9 April 1799, in Virginia.

1799 - Gabriel KILE and Mary KEISTER were married, ca.1799.

Morton, Oren F., HISTORY OF PENDLETON COUNTY, WEST

VIRGINIA .

1799 - A John BIRD married, 8 June 1799, at Bath County,

Virginia, to Rebecca A. H. WHITE. Surety was Andrew

HAMILTON; Val WHITE gave his consent for daughter Rebecca;

witnesses were A. MUSTOE and Andrew MOORE; minister,

Josiah OSBORNE.

1799 - John DYER married, 10 September 1799, at Rockingham

County, Virginia, to Elizabeth HARRISON, dau. of Davis

HARRISON. Reuben HARRISON was surety. J. Houston

Harrison, SETTLERS BY THE LONG GREY TRAIL (1935), p.324;

Harry M. Strickler, OLD TENTH LEGION, ROCKINGHAM COUNTY,

VA. MARRIAGES , p.49.

1799 - Samuel CURRY witnessed the marriage bond of John SMITH

and Rebeckah CARRICK, 15 Oct. 1799, at Bath County,

Virginia.