1809- Montgomery Co, VA Order Book 16, pp 209-10 [Mar/Apr Court 1809]"David Mountz orphan of Samuel Mountz personally appeared in court and made choice of James Addair as his guardian."[ Look -up in court house courtesy of Mike Browder]Mike thinks this entry appears to relate to the appointment of a guardian to sign for David's marriage to Margaret Cline and not in relation to his father's estate.It is difficult to tell from this information when Samuel Mountz died, only that he died sometime between David's birth and his marriage in April, 1809.In July, 2005 I sent to the Montgomery County Clerk of Court a request for a copy of Order Book 16, pp. 209-210.The clerk wrote back that she had made an effort to find Order Book 16, but could not find it.I was, however, able to acquire from her at that time a certified copy of David Mountz and Margaret Cline's marriage bond.I think all of us who are looking for David really need to get to the Mongomery County court house someday and rule out any information there as I am not at all sure that this has been done previously by anyone.I don;t think a lot of the records are abstracted yet.
Absolum Mounts and James Addair were in the same company together under James Robertson in Dunmore's War.
A John Mounts & an Absolum had land on Walkers Creek:
Kegley;EARLY ADVENTURES ON THE WESTERN WATERS: THE NEW RIVER OF VIRGINIA IN PIONEER DAYS;Vol. II 1745-188; p. 75: "William Thompson 380 acres on South Fork of Walkers Creek joining old patent line of land of ABSOLAM MOUNTS lived on including the improvements made by Mounts." Same, p. 115: "p. 184 Joseph Fletcher assignee of JOHN MOUNTS 150 acres South Fork of Walkers Creek, to include 100 acres surveyed for Mounts 1774, settled 1772."
Maybe the John Mounts and Elizabeth Raincrow derives from the deposition of Sarah Mounts Wilson's grandsons????I don't recall that they identified them as parents of Sarah, but said her Cherokee "relations" were old John Mounts, Woodall, and Raincrow.