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Desc of Asa Reid and Winney Castlebery

Updating the Desc of Asa and Winney, and if you have updated info you would like in the book, need to get it in ASAP

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Lugar connections

Which Lugar line do you descend from. I am willing to bet you come from the Adam Lugar line, and I would love to get you into the data base, if I don't already have you there.

My direct line is
Kaye Graves Overton-VanFleet
Charles Graves and Living Reid
Twila Lugar and Fletcher Graves
Charles C. Lugar and Viola Pearcy
James Andrew Lugar and Sarah Jane 'Jennie' Carr
Joseph Lugar Sr. and Mary Wilson
George Lugar and Margaret Echols
Adam Lugar and Anna Margaret 'Polly' Clapp

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Ephriam Overton b. 1775 in Virginia

Family migration, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa
Overton Kith Kin and You a 300 page book on this line is now available.

Sneak Peek at the Lugar Family

ADAM1 LUGAR was born Bet. 01 Mar 1736/37 - 1740 in Frankfurt, Germany, and died 09 Mar 1837 in Giles, Co., Virginia. He married ANNA MARGARET 'POLLY' CLAPP Bet. 22 Jun 1777 - 1780 in Brick Church, Guilford Co, NC/Orange, Co., North Carolina, daughter of BARNHARDT CLAPP and ANNA MOSER. She was born 1757 in Orange, Co., North Carolina, and died 22 Feb 1844 in Giles Co., Virginia.

Notes for ADAM LUGAR:
The National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volumes 1-85, 1600s-1900s
Supplement I, Supplement: Index to Revolutionary War Pension
Applications, Page 666 supplies us with the following data: Margaret Lugar, wife of Adam applied for pension under #W8066 while living in North Carolina, as the wife of Adam Lugar, who first enlisted in the service of our country in the Continental Army , while living in Pennsylvania.
According to the DAR Anna was allowed pension on her application executed 4 Feb 1841, at which time she was a resident of Giles, Co., aged 84 years. She died 22 Feb 1844.
Children were referred to in 1841 - oldest child whose name is not shown was living in Indiana and Adam, the next to youngest child was living in Giles. Names of the others were not given.
Grandmother, Twila Lugar Graves, along with many others have applied and received DAR status under Adam.
Adam Lugar, born 1Mar1738 in Frankfurt, Germany joined the Hessian Army and came to America about 23July1776 into New York to fight with the British. After a short time he deserted the Hessians and joined the Continental Army at Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He served as a private in Captain Monsieur de Celeron's Company under Colonel Posher and General Casimer Pulaski (General Casimer Pulaski, who fought for the American cause during the Revolutionary War. He was the father of the Cavalry and with his personal money maintained the Cavalry. He was gravely wounded in battle in Savannah, Georgia, died and was buried at sea.). They marched to Philadelphia, and then to Elizabethtown and finally to an area he called "New Kirby", (New Jersey Battle of Leg Harbor) where they engaged with the British. Colonel Posher was killed and a man named Fry was made Colonel. Here they spent the winter. In Spring they marched from Pennsylvania to Charleston, South Carolina, where they engaged the British again..
After 18 months of service he was discharged. Adam moved up to North Carolina and enlisted again with the N.C. Militia and served another eight months, prior to marriage.
On June 22, 1780, he married Anna Margaret Clapp of Orange Co., NC. Anna came from a religious German family. Her grandfather John Ludwig Clapp and her uncle George Valentine Clapp founded the Brick Reform Church in Guilford Co., NC. Her grandfather on her mothers side was the Rev. John Philip Boehm who founded the Reform Church in Berks Co., Pa.
About two years after their marriage, they moved to Montgomery Co ., Virginia,. Then to the Sinking Creek area near present day Newport to take advantage of the land bounty rights/claim he earned for service during the Revolution. They settled near Level Green in Sinking Creek
Valley on what ha s been called Turkey Roast Farm (the south side of John's Creek Mountain and Salt Pond Mountain.)
The road leading from Rte 42 at Level Green to the north side is called Lugar Hill. Here he lived in a log cabin.
As the years went by this area was changed to Giles and finally in 1851 to Craig County. Adam Lugar and his wife Anna are both buried in Level Green overlooking Sinking Creek Valley. Adam was a farmer by trade and a Lutheran. They hosted community barn dances and sing-a-longs were generally known to have been a very happy family. As written in a history book put out by Giles County Historical Society a
page mentions Adam Lugar saying: Adam Lugar married Anna Klopp in 1777, and came to Sinking Creek, Virginia. The story was handed down that Adam was granted a ten acre stretch of Sinking Creek Valley by General George Washington for his services in the Revolutionary War. The road leading from Route 42 at Level Green to the North Side is called "Lugar ____(not legible). Adam's family lived in a log house and Layman Hypes lived near the creek.
Since the Lugar's loved music and had plenty of land, it was told that Adam once traded many acres known as "Turkey Roost Hill" for a fiddle. The Lugar's were a happy , singing, family with ten children: George, Phoebe, Barnabas, Alescenda, Elizabeth, Jacob, John, Barbara, Adam Jr., &

Their daughter Elizabeth married James Smith on 29Sept1821. They lived in Craig County and had 8, maybe 9 children: Adam, John P., Mary, Lewis, Diana J

Declaration made by Adam Lugar, dated November 1, 1836, for benefits subsequent to an Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832

The following information received from Military Service Records National Archives, Washington, DC: Re: Adam Lugar, Revolutionary War
From Dick Jones 1/28/2005
Note: ( entries) are Dick's notes
Original all in one paragarph, broken into paragraphs for easier reading

Application for Revolutionary War Pension

State of Virginia, Giles County, To say on this 1st day of November, 1836, personally appeared before Robert M. Hutchinson, a Justice of the Peace, of said County, Adam Lugar, a resident for the last 40 years of said County and State, aged 96 years the first of last March, who being duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832. That he entered the Service of the United States under the following named officers and service was as stated.

That he was born in Frankfort in Germany and left there when he was 33 years old. And first enlisted (about 28 March 1778) in the town of Lancaster in Pennsylvania under a French? (possibly Maj. Julius de Mountford)

Man whose name he has forgotten, for the term of 18 months. He recollects that he was a Major though; Celroe or Selroe (Capt. Lewis Celeron) was the first Captain that he recollects who marched him from Lancaster on to Baltimore. Boser or Boshen or Bosler (Lt. Col. Charles De Bose) was our Colonel: Pulaski was our General.

From Baltimore we were marched to Philadelphia, from thence to Elizabethtown, and from thence to New Kirby (New Jersey) at which place we had an engagement (Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey) with the British in which our Colonel Bosler or Rosler was killed and Fry (possibly Baron Charles de Frey) was made Colonel. At this place we drove the Yagers and British over a bridge which they tore up and stopped our march. Several of the enemy were wounded.

From New Kirby we then marched to Minising? (Minisink Valley, New York) Where we stayed during the Winter in quarters. From thence, in the spring (2 February 1779) , we marched to Charleston South Carolina marching miles and went down Cooper River, he recollects.

At Charleston he remained, kept on defending it from the enemy, at which place he had an engagement with the British who took over all of us. Thence, the applicant having been sent with others, in all about 44, a mile from town to reconnoiter. In this encounter Col. Cowater? (Col. Michael de Kovatz) Of the light horses was killed (May 11, 1779). Pulaski was still our General and Celroe or Selroe our Captain.

At Charleston he received his discharge which was lost with his chest during the war. He cannot recollect the year he enlisted. He recollects though, that the British occupied New York,(29 August 1776 –1783) it was then when he enlisted in Germany and from whom he deserted about 4 weeks after he reached New York. He cannot recollect the year left the Army. This applicant belonged to the Light Infantry under Pulaski.

He often worked under Capt. O’Neal and Capt. Domac? For the term of 6 months.

Rutherford (Gen. Griffith Rutherford) was our General and his son (James Rutherford), Major. The Colonel’s name he cannot recollect. This was in the Militia Services of North Carolina. He was marched from 3 miles below Salsbury to the Great Reder? (Catawba River) Where he remained sometime at Big Lancer’s Creek (Ramsour’s Mill) where the British were too strong for us, though we had 9 men to 1. Soon after which we were discharged.

This applicant can’t recollect the day, year or month in which he served at any time. General Pulaski gave us a warrant ascertain for 300 acres of land which he never got, it having been taken with his discharge. He was not in the Army when General Pulaski was killed. It was to have been---otia(?) in Kentucky or Tennessee on Green River. He hereby relinquishes his every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and swears that his name is not the pension rolls of the agency of any state. This applicant has no evidence of his service unless his name is foundon the rollsin the Department.

Given and subscribed to the day and year asfore written.

We, residing in the neighborhood of the applicant have to certify that we are well acquainted with Adam Lugar who has subscribed and given to the above declaration that we believe him to be 96 yrs. That he is reported and believed in the neighborhood where he resides, to have been a soldier in the Revolution and we concur the opinion’

Given and subscribed this day and year asfore written,

(Gen. Pulaski Dies 11 October 1779)

(Charleston, South Carolina fell to the British 12 May 1780)

(Cen. Griffith Rutherford was taken prisoner by the British at the battle of Camden August 16, 1780. He was exchanged 14 June 1781)

(James Rutherford was killed at the battle of Eutaw Springs (September 1781)

(Gen. Cornwallis surrenders To Gen. Washington at Yorktown 19 October 1781)

More About ADAM LUGAR:
Burial: Williams Cemetery, Level Green, Virginia
Census: 1810, Lugar, Adam Virginia GILES CO. Page 390 1810
Military service: Revolutionary War

Notes for Anna Margaret CLAPP:
According to the DAR Anna was allowed pension on her application executed 4Feb1841, at which time she was a resident of Gile s, Co., aged 84 years.
She died 22Feb1844.
The following children were referr ed to in 1841 - oldest child whose name is not shown was living in Indiana and Adam, the next to youngest child was living in Giles. Names of the others were not given.
Anna came from a religious German family. Her grandfather, John Ludwig Clapp and her uncle George Valentine Clapp founded the Brick Reform Church in Guilford County, N.C. Her grandfather on her mothers side was the Rev. John Philip Boehm who founded the Reform Church in Berks County,
Pennsyl vania.
According to PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN PIONEERS, vol. 1, pages 10 & 12, the Ship James Goodwill arrived at the port of Philadelphia, PA on September 17, 1721 (or 1727 - records are hard to read). The ship was out of Rotterdam via Plymouth and was captained by Mr. Crockett. On this ship were 14 persons, listed as one family. Not all the family members took oaths to the government, but the following names appear on the list of those who did so: Joseph Clapp, Johann Adam Philpie, Jurg Clapp,
Christian Miller, Ludowigh Clapp, Jurg Coch . The family group had come from Bingen, Germany, in the upper part of the Rhine Valley. It is supposed that Joseph, Jurg and Ludowigh Clapp were brothers, or a father and two sons. The exact relationship of the other three men to the Clapp family is unknown.
Many of the Clapps moved to North Carolina aroun d 1745 and settled just south of Almance near Beavers Creek. They helped esta blish a church near what is now known as Low's Lutheran Church. Around 1770, they aided in the establishment of a new church, located about a mile from Low's and
known as "Der Klapp Kirche". In 1833 a new brick church was erected, known as the "Brick Church". This church was remodeled in 1841. A new building has now been built and houses the Christian Church. Services are no longer held in the brick church, but many of the Clapp family are buried in the cemetery there.
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Burial: Williams Cemetery, Level Green, Virginia

Marriage Notes for ADAM LUGAR and ANNA CLAPP:
The "Middle," or "Brick," church, stood on the hill rear where the Pamunkey road crosses Church Run. It was built between 1750 and 1758 of durable materials, and as late as 1806 time had made little impression on it. One of the first effects of the " freedom of worship " and the practical confiscation of the glebes and church properties was, that the people's consciences became very " free " also to do as they pleased with the church belongings.

This church was actually and literally destroyed, the very bricks carried off and the altar pieces torn from the altar and attached to pieces of household furniture.

The ancient communion plate, a massive silver cup and paten, with the name of the parish engraved on it, came to be regarded as common property. Fortunately by the exercise of vigilance the plate was rescued, and is now in possession of St. Thomas Church at Orange.

Nor did the despoilers overlook the churchyard when the work of destruction began. Tombstones were broken down and carried off to be appropriated to unhallowed uses. The Rev. Mungo Marshall, of hallowed memory, rector from 1753 to 1758, was buried there, but his grave was left unmarked. Years afterward a connection of his bequeathed a sum of money upon condition that the legatee should not receive it until he had placed a tombstone over Mr. Marshall's grave, which condition was soon fulfilled. That slab was taken away and used first to grind paints upon, and afterwards in a tannery on which to dress hides! What an injury was done to the history of the County in the destruction of the many tombstones there! for not a vestige remains of church or churchyard.

At a meeting of the vestry of the parish Sept. 1, 1769, there were present: Rev. Thomas Martin, Erasmus Taylor, James Madison, Alexander Waugh, Francis Moore, William Bell, Rowland Thomas, Thomas Bell, Richard Barbour, and William Moore.

In 1786 the congregation in Orange, there being no Episcopal clergyman in the County, engaged the services of James Waddel, the blind Presbyterian minister, to preach for them two years. Forty pounds were subscribed, and the subscription was expected to reach sixty pounds. He not only preached for them but also administered the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.

Children of ADAM LUGAR and ANNA CLAPP are:
2. i. GEORGE2 LUGAR, b. 1779, Montgomery, Co., Virginia; d. 10 Aug 1861, Grant, Co., Indiana.
3. ii. BARNABAS SR. LUGAR, b. Jan 1783, Montgomery Co., Virginia; d. 15 Sep 1858, Grant Co., Indiana.
4. iii. PHOEBE LUGAR, b. Bet. 1784 - 1785, Montgomery Co, Virginia; d. 18 Feb 1854, Sinking Creek, Virginia.
5. iv. JACOB LUGAR, b. 28 Mar 1791, Montgomery Co., Virginia; d. 19 Feb 1891, Sinking Creek, Giles/ Craig Co., Virginia.
6. v. ALESCENDA LUGAR, b. 1792, Montgomery Co., Virginia; d. 31 Aug 1846, Eaton, Preble Co., Ohio.
7. vi. ELIZABETH LUGAR, b. 1795, Montgomery Co., Virginia; d. 1834, Giles Co., Virginia.
8. vii. BARBARA (BARBARY) LUGAR, b. Bet. 1796 - 1803, Giles Co., Virginia; d. Aft. 1862, Kanawha Co., West Virginia.
9. viii. JOHN A. LUGAR, b. 1802, Montgomery Co., Virginia; d. 16 Dec 1863, Craig Co., Virginia.
10. ix. JR. LUGAR ADAM, b. 1806, Giles Co., Virginia; d. 10 Jun 1876, Craig Co., Virginia.
11. x. MARGARET "PEGGY" LUGAR, b. 1806, Giles Co., Virginia; d. 1879, Howard Co., Indiana.

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Sneak peek at some Worley pages

FRANCIS1 WORLEY II (FRANCIS IA, HENRY (WHARLEY)B, HENRY (HEIR) (WORLEY)C WHARLEY, JOHND WORLEY, JOHN (WARLYE)E, HENRY THE OLDER/ELDERF, STEPHENG, JAMESH, CORNELIUSI DE WIRLEY, ROGERJ, EUDOK, ROGERL, JOHNM, GUYN, WILLIAMO, ROBERTP, ADAM DE WIRLEY/ADAMQ DE WYRLEY, ROBERT DE PARVAR WARLEY, WILLIAMS DE WARLEY) was born Bet. 1694 - 1700 in Chester, Delaware Co. Pennsylvania, and died Abt. 17 Jun 1768 in Manchester Twp, York Co. Pennsylvania. He married CHARITY RUTH RAGAN 28 May 1722 in Chester Delaware Co. Pennsylvania. She was born in Conestogoe Twp. Lancaster Co., and died in Conestogoe Twp. Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.

Left the Quaker faith to become an Episcopalian. He was an official surveyor for the colony of Pennsylvania and was appointed a member of the Philadelphia City Council in 1718. He owned a 500 acre plantation in Conestoga. In 1722 he was commissioned by Governor Keith to make the first survey of land west of the Susquehanna River. In that same year, June 15, Francis Worley participated in the Indian Council at Conestoga. Among the Indian chiefs present were Shawana and Ganaway. This survey laid out the borough of Springettsbury Manor for the Penn family. It was later disputed on the grounds that the Indians had not been paid for their land. Worley was commissioned in 1736 to lay out portions of the Great Road between Lancaster and Cordorus Creek (later York) and several other major roads between York and Hanover, Pennsylvania. He later owned 750 acres one mile north of York. His will of 1768 indicates he was a wealthy man.

Francis II Worley Bet. 1694 - 1700

Francis Worley was appointed Justice of the Peace of Chester county and chosen as a member of the council at Philadelphia July 4 1718. He resided in Hempfield township, within the manor of Conestoga, near the Conestoga Indian town. He afterwards removed to Manchester township, now in the county of York.
Source: " History of York County " by George R. Prowell

Carter, William C.
History of York County from its erection to the present time : [1729-1834]
Harrisburg, .: Aurand Press, 1930, 239 pgs.
P. 5
"At a council held with the Conestoga Indians on the 15th of June 1722-- present were:
Sir WILLIAM KEITH..Bart., Governor
Col. John French
Francis Worley, Esquire

Francis Worley Jr., an intelligent land surveyor, who in 1722 was one of three people sent across the Susquehanna by Governor Keith, to survey Springettsbury Manor. He was a member of the Episcopal Church. He moved from Lancaster County in 1742, and purchased 750 acres of land about one mile northwest of York. In the year 1722 (June 15th) when the Marylanders were encroaching, surveying their warrants and pushing their settlements along the Susquehanna and the Codorus; and within a short distance of the after site of the town of York: Sir William Keith, Governor of the Province, issued an order to survey a Manor; after a treaty with the Indians at Conestoga; for the use of Springett Pen, who was then supposed to be the heir-at-law of his grandfather, William Penn, as the son of his eldest son deceased. Present at the Council with the Governor Colonial, John French, and Francis Worley Jr ., Esquires; The Chiefs of the Conestoga;
Shawana and Ganaway Indians. Smith, the Ganaway Indian and James LeTort,
Francis Worley Jr. appears on Tax Lists of Lancaster County as follows:
Francis Worley Jr., (Freeman) at Conestoga, 1722/1774
Francis Worley Jr. with others, in 1734, 1737, and 1747 were authorized to lay out some important roads; one from Lancaster to Columbia in 1734 (34 miles long then, became important during the Revolution to get troops to Yorktown, Virginia , and later to go from East to South and South west,
etc .) The first public road from Wright's Ferry in 1739-40, and a 10 mile road from the first mill of Yellow Breeches to the Town of York in 1747 .

Surname: Worley
Given Name: Francis
Description: Decedent
Residence : Manchester Township
Date: 17 Jun 1768
Prove Date: 20 Aug 1768
Remarks: Worley, Francis. Jun. 17, 1768. Executors: Daniel Worley and John Updegraff. Manchester Township. Children: Daniel, Jacob, Nathan, Henry, Samuel, James, Francis, Thomas , Mary wife of Peter Shugart and Lydia wife of George Eickelberger . Wife: Charity.

P.S. About that will of Francis Worley of York Co.
- dated June 17, 1768; probated August 23, 1768. Although the abstract at HSP does not mention his wife Charity, the certified copy does mention her to such an extent that there is no doubt she was living
when he wrote the will. So I think this is all the proof that is necessary to indicate the abstract is wrong. Perhaps a notation could be inserted in the page saying the complete will should be consulted as
the abstract is inaccurate? (It also mentions a daughter Martha, whose name does not appear in the will.)

Note from Miss Elizabeth Lery regarding original will of Francis Worley on file in the Register of Wills office, York County, Penna.

Photostat of Will: Francis Worley, York Co., 1768
Eight sons are named: Daniel, Jacob, Samuel, James, Francis, Nathan, Henry and Thomas.
Daughters: Mary Shugart and Lydia Eikelberger (Martha in abstract was probably mis-reading of Nathan).

_____________________________________________________________ __
Book P age:
Surname: Updegraff
Given Name: John
Description: Executor
Date: 17 Jun 1768
Prove Date: 20 Aug 1768
Remarks: Worley, Francis. Jun. 17, 1768. Executors: Daniel Worley and John Updegraff. Manchester Township. Children: Daniel, Jacob, Nathan, Henry, Samuel, James, Francis, Thomas, Mary wife of Peter Shugart and Lydia wife of George Eickelberger. Wife: Charity
_____________________________________________________________ __
Surname: Worley
Given Name: Daniel
Description: Son
Date: 17 Jun 1768
Prove Date: 20 Aug 1768
Remarks: Worley, Francis. Jun. 17, 1768. Executors: Daniel Worley and John Updegraff. Manchester Township. Children: Daniel, Jacob, Nathan, Henry, Samuel, James, Francis, Thomas, Mary wife of Peter Shugart and Lydia wife of George Eickelberger. Wife: Charity.
_ _________________ _____________________________________________
Surname: Worley
Given Name: Jacob
Description: Son
Date: 17 Jun 1768
Prove Date: 20 Aug 1768
Remarks: Worley, Francis. Jun. 17, 1768. Executors: Daniel Worley and John Updegraff. Manchester Township. Children: Daniel, Jacob, Nathan, Henry, Samuel, James, Francis, Thomas, Mary wife of Peter Shugart and Lydia wife of George Eickelberger. Wife: Charity.

Worley, Francis Worley
Death Date: 1768 City: Manchester
County: York State:
Country: USA

In 1741, Thomas Cookson, deputy surveyor for Lancaster County, surveyed a parcel of land at the intersection of the Monocacy Trail and the Codorus Creek. His goal: to lay out a town in grid formation, similar to Philadelphia. The town was to become York, named for Yorkshire, England. By the end of the year, 23 lots had been assigned. One of the first buildings to be erected was the Golden Plough Tavern, which is still standing over 260 years later.
In the surrounding frontier, German, Scotch-Irish, and Quaker settlers had already found the land suitable enough to call "home."

Eight years later, York County was born, created out of Lancaster County in August 1749. It was the fifth county in Pennsylvania, and the first west of the Susquehanna River. In the town of York, 63 log houses and two churches were now standing.

Name seen also as Charity Rothchild

2. i. DANIEL2 WORLEY, b. 1726, Lancaster, York Co.; d. 18 Oct 1803, York Co., Pennsylvania.
3. ii. JACOB WORLEY, b. 1728; d. 07 Dec 1812.
4. iii. NATHAN I WORLEY, b. 1730, York Co. or Lancaster Co.; d. 1823, Dover Twp. York Co., Pennsylvania.
5. iv. JAMES WORLEY, b. 1731, York Co. Pennsylvania; d. Mar 1807, York Co. Pennsylvania.
6. v. HENRY WORLEY, b. 1732; d. 1803, Stokes Co., North Carolina.
7. vi. FRANCIS S. WORLEY, b. 1733, York Co. Pennsylvania; d. 22 Sep 1786, York Co. Pennsylvania.
8. vii. MARY ANNE WORLEY, b. 1736, York Co. Pennsylvania.
9. viii. SAMUEL WORLEY, b. 04 Feb 1736/37, York, Pennsylvania; d. 21 Jan 1806.
ix. GEORGE WORLEY, b. 1738, York Co. Pennsylvania; d. Bef. 1768, Pennsylvania.


George is not listed in his fathers will, so it is assumed that he was deceased prior to his father.

10. x. THOMAS WORLEY, b. 1740, York Co., Pennsylvania; d. 1806, Washington Co., Maryland.
11. xi. LYDIA WORLEY, b. 1741, York Co. Pennsylvania.

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Sneak peak at the Fletcher Family History

JOHN SR.3 FLETCHER (ANDREW2, ANDREW1) was born 1717 in Chester Co., Pennsylvania, and died August 21, 1758 in Rockbridge Co., Virginia. He married ELEANOR HINDMAN May 25, 1735 in Chester Co., Pennsylvania, daughter of JAMES HINDMAN. She was born Abt. 1719 in Londonderry Co. Ireland, and died September 1791 in Rockbridge Co., Virginia.

Source: DAR filings
John Fletcher appears on the tax list of Birmingham Township, Chester Co.
Pennsylvania in 1739

29 May 1750 - The Fletchers made bond as administrators of the estate of John Hindman whereof John Stephenson had been. The administration of the estate was given to John and Eleanor. (Original Augusta Co., VA record available)

Know all men by these present that we John Fletcher, Eleanor Fletcher, John Burton, Ray Borden, James Lockhart, John Matthews, Richard Woods, John Lyle, William Harbeson and Thomas English, the present justice in the commission of the peace for Augusta County, for and in behalf and to the sole use and behoof of the justice of the said County and their successors in the sum of five hundred pounds court money to be paid to said justice their successors, Ex; Adm., and assigns to us which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves and every of us, our, and every of our heirs, Executors, and administrators jointly and severally firmly by those present sealed with our seal dated this 25th day of May 1750.

The condition of this obligation is such that if the above bound John and Eleanor Fletcher, administrators of all the goods, chattel, and credits of John Hindman, Clerk, deceased whereof John Stevenson was late admin. do make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased which have or shall come to the hands, possession or knowledge of the said John and Eleanor or unto the hands or possession of any other person or persons for them and the same so made to exhibit or cause to be exhibited unto the County Court of Augusta at such time as they shall be thereunto required by the said Court and the same goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased at the time of his death, which at any time after shall come to the hands or possession of the said John and Eleanor or into the hands and possession of any other person or persons for her do well and truly administrator according to law and further do make a just and true account of their acting and doing therein when the account required by the said court all the rest and residue of the said goods, chattels and credits, which shall be found remaining unto the said administrator's account the same being first examined and allowed by the justice of the court for the time being shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively as the said justices by their order or judgment shall direct pursuant to the law in that case made and provided and if it shall hereafter appear that any last will and testament was made by said deceased and the Ex; or Executor therein named do exhibit the same in the said court making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly if the said John and Eleanor being there-unto required do render and deliver up their letters of administration approbation of such testament being first had and made in the said court then this obligation to be void and of none effect or else to remain in full force and virtue.

John Fletcher

Eleanor Fletcher (Her mark)

Sealed and delivered in the presents of James Patton

John Lewis - seal

William Hamilton - seal

John Graham - seal

At a court continued and held for Augusta County the 29th day of May 1750 John Fletcher, Eleanor Fletcher, John Lewis, John Graham and William Hamilton in open court acknowledged this their bond for said John and Eleanor Fletcher true and faithful administrators of the estate of John Hindman, clerk, deceased, which bond is ordered to be recorded.

During the time the Fletchers were working on getting the administration of the Hindman estate, the town of Staunton, Virginia was started. In 1749 William Beverley gave a parcel of his land in Augusta County for a town to be laid out. Mr. Beverley was a personal friend to the Governor Gooch and his wife, Rebecca. He named the town in honor of Rebecca whose maiden name was Staunton.

William Larkin, plaintiff, John and Robert Fletcher, defendants. "The defendants being summoned and failing to appear, the plaintiff produced their note of bond for two pounds, seven shillings and nine pence current money. Judgment is therefore granted the plaintiff against the defendant for the same together with cost." (Original record available)

It is not known what this hearing was all about but the record is helpful in that it shows that Robert must have been old enough by 1754 to be named in a suit. He would probably have had to be eighteen years old to be considered an adult.

June or July 1758 - Fletcher vs. Stephenson - John Fletcher and Eleanor, his wife, complains of John Stephenson, past administrator of John Hindman, for an account. An account was filed of the effects and general charges of Rev. Hindman. (Chronicles vol. 1 page 320)

It appears from the above court record that John and Eleanor were hoping to settle the debt owed Stephenson by John but needed an account from Stephenson.

19 August 1758 - Fletcher vs. Stephenson - The bill for settlement of the estate of Rev. Hindman shows the cost of the wake of Hindman. (Chronicles vol. 1 page 325.)

At the time of his death John Hindman still owed Stephenson money that he had borrowed to make his trip to England. He might have owed even more considering all the horses he owned and on a pastor's salary at that. John was ill for five weeks before he died. Stephenson and his wife took care of him and then took care of his burial. Chalkey, in his Chronicles, does not list each cost for the wake but it may be assumed that it could have been a considerable amount. Beverley Ruffin states in 'Augusta Parish' that many people made request to the vestry to cover the cost of the wake of persons who died on their hands. Some cost included doctor's fee, medicine, coroner's fee, making the coffin, providing linen or a bear skin to lay the body on, digging the grave, and as Ruffin says; "purchasing liquor to serve at the funeral." In some cases as much as seven gallons of liquor was provided for burials. This is not to say that all these are recorded in the account that John Stephenson filed against the estate. Evidently the settlement John Stephenson presented was for a greater amount than John and Eleanor expected. It appears that John Stephenson was going to press for payment from John and Eleanor and this pushed them into bankruptcy. To substantiate this is the record that John Fletcher is insolvent or bankrupt. Also after the death of John, just a few days after the bill for settlement was filed, Eleanor, being an object of charity, was allowed five pounds by the vestry. Attempts to obtain a copy of John Stephenson's settlement have been unsuccessful at this time.

19 August 1758 - Commissioners report that the courthouse is completed except a door, which the Indians broke (Chronicles, vol. 1, page 325.)

1758 - John Fletcher is insolvent (Chronicles, vol. 2, page 400.)

"The sale or recovery of the estate of any insolvent debtor shall be paid or distributed among the creditors of such insolvent person in proportion to the debts due to them who shall have dully proved their respective debts, and if any over plus shall arise after all debts are paid, it shall be delivered to the debtor whose estate it was." (Henning's Statutes At Large vol. 7, pages 551 and 556.)

21 August 1758 - The death of John Fletcher abates the suit against John Stephenson. (Original record available)

21 August 1758 is the date recorded that the suit had been abated by the death of John Fletcher. John could have died this same day or on 20 August which was on Sunday, or on 19 August, which was Saturday the day John Stephenson filed the bill for settlement of the account of John Hindman. No record has been found as to how John Fletcher died. He may even have been killed during an Indian attack, which was a common occurrence at the time.

Ca. 1759/60 - Somewhere around this time, Robert Fletcher Sr. and Christiana B. Kinder were married. Their children are listed below.

There was one daughter whose name is ???. She was probably born about 1761/62. Her birth is judged by the birth of her son Matthew who was born in 1780. She married a Walkup.

Daughter, Mary born about 1763/64. The Chronicles list her as Mary Flatcher. Since Fletcher was often spelled Flatcher in the colonial records and usually turned out to be Fletcher, this Mary was probably a daughter of Robert and Christiana. She was. Her birth is judged from her marriage date, which was 12 September 1783. Her full name was probably Mary Elizabeth. (see record dated April 1791)

Robert Jr. was born about 1766. (Draper Papers concerning Col. William Casey settlement)

John was probably born about 1771. His birth is judged by his marriage date, which was 30 August 1791.

Several records indicate that Christiana's father was Peter Kinder and her mother Christiana (Maiden name ???). Peter Kinder died in 1749. The following is a list of the records submitted:

30 November 1749 - Catherine, Christiana, Sarah, and Peter Kinder to be bound out by Church Wardens."

2 June 1750 - Catherine Kindort, orphan of Peter is bound to Wm. Armstrong. Kinder is spelled various ways in these records)

27 Nov. 1773 - Christiana was bound to Adam Dickison. (Christiana was thirteen years old.)

20 Dec. 1773 - The will of Christofull Kislen, stepfather of Christiana.

17 - Nov. 1798 - A suit was brought against Christiana Flatcher "otherwise Kinder" in Rockbridge County, Virginia.

The above records offer the most promising proof of a maiden for Christiana than any other to date. Christiana was spelled in various ways: Christian, Christianiah, etc.

10 February 1763 - A deed to James, son of John Stephenson, from Robert and Christiana Fletcher. They gave James fifty pounds current money of Virginia and a lease of two hundred acres of the four hundred and sixty acres of land inherited from John Hindman. By this time James Stephenson was living on and farming the land. This indenture enabled James Stephenson to accept and take a grant and release of the revisions of inheritance from Robert on the following day. This division of the land was probably the decision of the bankruptcy Court. The fifty pounds paid Stephenson for thirty of the remaining sixty acres. (Deposition of Jean Martain dated 19 June 1795) Both Robert and Christiana made their mark, Robert with an R and Christiana with a C. Most people could not read or write but had their 'mark', which was used in transactions. The County clerk recorded all records. Each had his idea of how a name was spelled, thus the difference in spellings. (Original record available)

Now the debt of John Hindman had been paid. This left the Fletchers with two hundred and sixty acres of the John Hindman land. Evidently the land was in Robert's name as heir of John Hindman. In 1747 John told William Elliot that he had a half sister married to John Fletcher who had a little boy called Robert that he would give the land to.

11 February 1763 - "The release deed to James Stephenson from Robert and Christiana."

15 February 1763 - Commissioner examination of Christiana, wife of Robert Fletcher. (Chronicles vol. 1, page 103) In such transactions as conveying land a wife was privately, apart from her husband, ask if she is willingly and without force signing the transaction.

The early settlers found the wilderness infested with several predatory animals. The most troublesome was the wolf. For many years it was necessary to pen calves and sheep at night to protect them from the bear, puma, and wolf. After a bounty was placed on the heads of wolves two hundred and twenty five heads was turned into the magistrate in one month in 1752 (History of Rockbridge County, Virginia, page 39.)

John Lewis was commissioned Colonel, or Chief Officer of the Augusta County militia in 1752. It was the duty of the Colonel to list all free males above the age of twenty one within the County. John Fletcher would have been included in the militia at this time. Only public officers in the civil service and Quakers were exempt from duty.

10 February 1763. The French and Indian war was ended. France was eliminated as a Colonial power in America.

1763 - In the wars of 1763/64 the Indians were no longer controlled by their allies, the French. They were, no doubt, disappointed that the French had not been successful in eliminating the settlers and British from the country. They made a systematic effort to rid the country of the white settlers and used every species of perfidy and cruelty they had against them. In 1763 a party of about sixty Shawnee visited the whites on Muddy Creek, in Greenbrier, VA under pretense of friendliness. They were kindly received and a meal was prepared for them. After feasting the Indians suddenly sprang a vicious attack upon the unsuspecting and unarmed whites. They murdered all the men and took the women and children prisoners. The next day the Indians visited the Big Levels settlement. After having been as hospitably entertained as at Muddy Creek, they re-enacted the revolting scenes of the previous day. Only one white man and one white woman escaped.

The next stop for the Indians was Kerr's (or Cerr's) Creek. Kerr's Creek was in what was to become Rockbridge County in 1778. Many families were murdered and others captured.

October 1764 - Forty Shawnee warriors made a second attack on Kerr's Creek settlement. The whites had gathered at Big Springs at the house of Jonathan Cunningham. They numbered about one hundred men, women, and children. Some young men advanced to meet the Indians and were killed. The graphic details of the battle are covered in 'The History of Augusta County, Virginia'.

These are just a few of the battles that took place in and around Augusta County during the wars of 1763/64. They are recorded here to give a clearer picture of the dangers our ancestors lived with.

Men of the Augusta County militia were required to be armed, and to keep one pound of powder and four pounds of ball at their homes, and when called out to fight he was to bring the same amount into the battlefield. They were to go armed to their respective Churches.

Occupation: Lawyer

Elinor Hindman was brought to this country from Ireland when she was a young child (deposition of Agnes Harvey and Margaret McCutchen, dated 19
June 1795)
Eleanor was the daughter of James Hindman, and was the full and only sister of Rev. John Hindman. He came to America in 1739 and found his sister married to John Fletcher Sr. He called at the home of Providence Scot and inquired for the whereabouts of Eleanor Hindman, at the request of his father. He then learned that she married John Fletcher Sr. (deposition of Edward Partridge, dated 25 May 1749) On Jan 1, 1739, (deposition of Providence Scott , dated 25 may 1749; as stated in the Chronicles of the Scotch Irish Settlement in Virginia, vol. 2 p 432 by Lyman Chalkey...excerpts form court records of Augusta and Rockbridge Co. in Virginia. ) he located Eleanor and informed Fletcher, who met him at the door, "Your wife is my sister." At the time her father was still living in Londonderry County, Ireland. Rev. John Hindman who was a Presbyterian minister, was sent by the Philadelphia Synod to Augusta County, Virginia. He received a grant from Beverly in 1745. After a long time in the courts, the Beverly grant went to his rightful heir, Eleanor and her husband, John Fletcher Sr. After living in Chester County, Pennsylvania they moved to Augusta County, Virginia. Two of Eleanor's friends, Edward Partridge, 1690 and Providence Scott, 1689 testified or gave deposition in 1749 to prove relationship to Rev. John Hindman and Eleanor Hindman Fletcher. (Source: Webster's History of the Presbyterian Church in the United States) (Source: Chalkley, Lyman Chronicles of the Scotch Irish in Virginia, Vol. III)
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Fletcher vs. Kelso--Eleanor Fletcher, heiress of Rev. John Hindman, conveyed Hindman's land to Fletcher. Deed was executed long posterior to death of her husband. John Fletcher, when she was femme sole. She was sister of whole blood of John Hindman. Original deeds from Beverley to Hindman recorded in General Court, 17th April, 1745. Depositions by Margaret McCutchen, Jean Martin and Agness Harvey as to relationship between John Hindman and Eleanor Fletcher. Original deed Elanor Fletcher to son, Job Fletcher, 1790, recorded Rockbridge. James Elliott says his father, William Elliott, is 93 years old, 12th July, 1792.

Marriage: May 25, 1735, Chester Co., Pennsylvania

4. i. ROBERT SR.4 FLETCHER, b. 1738, Chester Co., Pennsylvania; d. August 16, 1797, Green Co., Kentucky (Military Co. Ohio River).
ii. AGNES FLETCHER, b. Abt. 1740, Chester Co., Pennsylvania; m. ??? HARVEY.
5. iii. HENRY FLETCHER, b. 1742, Chester Co., Pennsylvania.
6. iv. JOB SR. FLETCHER, b. Bet. 1743 - 1744, Chester Co. Pennsylvania; d. August 16, 1797, Rockbridge Co., Virginia.
v. MARGARET FLETCHER, b. Abt. 1745, Chester Co. Pennsylvania; m. CHARLES GLENDMER; b. 1741, Chester Co., Pennsylvania.
vi. JAMES FLETCHER, b. 1749, Rockbridge Co., Virginia.
vii. MARY ELIZABETH FLETCHER, b. 1758; d. 1825, Giles Co. Virginia.
7. viii. JOHN JR. FLETCHER, b. 1747, Rockbridge Co., Virginia; d. Adair Co., Kentucky.

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