Kearby/Kerby/Kirby Family of Virginia
LUNENBURG COUNTY, VIRGINIA
Book:Lundenburg County, Virginia Deeds 1746-1752
P.14:Apr. 2, 1750.John Kerby was a witness to a deed between Benjamin Wynsby of L (lately Bruswick) to John Loury of Elizabeth City County.Recorded July 3, 1750.
P. 68: Jul 2, 1750 from Thomas Mucklehunny (Mucklehony) of L to John Kirby of York County, 150 L, 330 acres in L formerly Brunswick Co. on the north side of Flatt Rock Creek and bounded by Adkins, which land was patented to Mucklehunny on Jan 12, 1746 and also one other tract of 400 acres on the branches of Flatt Rock Creek and bounded by Mucklehunny, Cock, Rachel.Memorandum that the _rast of 400 acres of land within mentioned was granted unto the said Thomas Mucklehunny by the name of Thomas McKinny by patent of Jun 1, 1750.Signed – Thomas McHenny.Wit – Robert Shield Jr, Sam Willson, Augustine Moore.
Received Jul 2, 1750 of John Kirby, 150 L.Signed – Thomas McIlhommy.Recorded July 3, 1750; Jane (wife of Thomas), was privately examined.
P. 117: Oct 1, 1750 John Kerby was a witness to a deed between Samuel Willson of L and Edward Cortilly (Cortley) of Elizabeth City County.Recorded Oct 2, 1750.
P. 266:Greeting.I, John Kerby of L, for 100 L paid by William Lynch of L, sell 1 plantation and a parcel of land of 180 acres on the south side of Pigg River, being part of 280 acres patented to John Kerby on Jul 12, 1750, bounded by Turkey Cock Creek, Snow Creek.Signed – John Kearby.Wit – none.Recorded Oct 1, 1751.
P. 328:Oct 3, 1751 from William Byrd, Esq of Charles City County to Richard Kerby of L, 5 L 6 sh, north side Dan River, bounded by (trees).Signed – William Byrd.Wit – none.Recorded Oct 3, 1751.
Book:Lunenburg County, Virginia Court Orders, 1746-1748 by T.L.C. Genealogy.
May Court 1748
The deposition of Elizabeth Kerby concerning the grandsons of William Shepherd Taylor was presented in court and OC.
Book:Lunenburg County Virginia Order Book 2 1748-1752 by June Banks Evans.
285:LOB – July Court 1750.Thos Mackelheny to John Kirby, indenture of bargain & sale; Jane, wife of Mackelheny, relinquished dower right to land.
LOB – October Court 1751
455:John Carley (Kerby?) to Wm Lynch, indenture of (blank).
LOB – October Court 1751
502 – Wm Byrd Esq to Richd Kerby, indenture of bargain & sale with livery of seizing.
HALIFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA
Book: Halifax County, Virginia Marriage Bonds 1753 – 1854 by Genealogical Society of Utah.
Borum, JohnMary Kirby27 Oct. 1818Joseph Kirby – f.
Carter, TurnerMartha R. Kirby6 Aug. 1849Sally Kirby
Dunn, ThomasSarah T. Kirby27 Sept. 1852consent
Farguson, JohnSarah Kirby15 Oct. 1811Richard P. Anderson
Farmer, JeremiahEasther Kerby12 Jan. 1790Henry B. Kerby – f.
Farmer, Joseph E.Sally O. Kirby12 Mar. 1853consent
Farmer, William W. Martha Frances Kirby6 Aug. 1848Anderson Kirby – f.
Fitzgerald, LeonardSarah Kirby24 July 1815Joseph Kirby – f.
Kearby, RichardEsther Anderson27 July 1767Richard Anderson – f.
Kirby, AndersonRebecca Miller18 Dec. 1815Benjamin Kerby
Kirby, BenjaminElizabeth Word4 Nov. 1822Meade A. Kirby
Sally C. Word
Kirby, James M.Martha Lovelace9 Jan. 1832Thomas Lovelace
Kirby, JeremiahEsther Anderson6 Mar. 1797Meades Anderson – f.
Kirby, Joel A.Elizabeth Brandon3 Jan. 1821Francis Brandon – f.
Kirby, JohnArpha Anderson19 Dec. 1786Richard Anderson
Kirby, JohnWilmuth Moore27 June 1817Anderson Moore
Kirby, JosephLucy Wall26 Oct. 1814Samuel Williams
Kirby, Meade A.Sally Word22 Dec. 1823Richard Kirby
Kirby, ObediahRuth Hendrick19 Dec. 1791Moses Hendrick – f.
Kirby, RichardAlice Anderson18 Apr. 1791Meades Anderson – f.
Kirby, Richard M.Mary A. Pointer24 Jan. 1843John S. Lewellen
Kirby, William J.Frances M. Thomas3 Mar. 1844Nancy Thomas – mo.
Richardson, Edmond S.Nancy W. Kirby14 Dec. 1842Benjamin Kirby – f.
Russell, HenryMary A. Kirby22 Nov. 1844Anderson Kirby
Turner, CarterMartha K. Kirby7 Aug. 1847-------
Miller, HarmanJudith Kirby3 Dec. 1816Joseph Kirby – f.
Will Book 0 1752 – 1773 Halifax County Virginia by. Marian Dodson Chiarito
15 William OwensWill (part of this will is missing)
“..in my perfect sences but low & weak in constansion and don’t know how soon it may please God to call me..”
To my son () Owen one shilling starlen.To my son William Owen one shilling starlen.To my son Sanford Owen one shilling starlen.() one shilling starlen to her.To my daughter Mary Genens one shillen starlen.To my daughter Joaner Kearbey one Negro gal Diner & her increase.To my daughter Leyda Adkens one shillen starlen.Also to Francis Kerbey one bed & furniture & personality to him & to his hears.Also to Grandson John Kerbey my horse bridle & saddle.
William (X) Owens
Exr:John Kearby, Sr., & Francis Kearby
WD 23 October 1752
Wit:William (X) Mullins, Jacob (X) Adkens, Joseph Keatton.
WP 15 June 1753.Presented by John Kerby & Francis Kearby, exrs. & proved by William Mullins, Jacob Adkens & Joseph Keatton.
For the inventory and account of sales for George Hardin, Richard Kerby was among those that purchased on May 31st 1768
310 William EcholsWill
“..being in perfect mind & memory..”
I lend to Sarah Echols my wife my land I now live on together with my corn mill thereon with all my movable estate, debts due by account, also Robert my molatto slave during her life.At her decease estate to be equally divided among all my children that’s now living & Abner Echols & Sarah Echols my grandchildren co equal with my children that’s now living.I give the same land mill & all other apurtenances thereunto belonging to my grandson Joseph Kerbey son of my daughter Judith deceased & to his heirs.To Abner Echols my grandson a certain tract lying in Pittsylvania County whereon Richard Brown no lives containing 400 acres.To Sarah Echols my granddaughter one certain tract of land in Halifax County on N.S. Banister River purchased of Robert Wood.
Exr:John & William Echols my sons & Moses Hendrick my son in law.
WD 8 April 1771
Wit:George Brown, George Combs, Minor Winn
WP 16 May 1771.Presented by Exrs. & Proved by wit.
Sec:George Combs & Ezekiel Slaughter
Will Book 1 1773 – 1783 Halifax County Virginia by Marian Dodson Chiarito
387 Richard KirbyWill
“…being indisposed in body but in perfect mind and memory…”
My beloved wife Sarah Kirby to remain on the plantation whereon I now live without interruption & be allowed a comfortable maintainance during widowhood & in case she remove from said place I lend to her 100 ac. during her natural life it lying & being in aforesaid county on Burches Creek, the upper end of tract I have there, also a feather bed & furniture, it being the said bed left her by her grandfather, also one good horse & saddle & bridle, a good cow & calf, a good sow & pigs, 2 ews & lambs, a trunk, & personality.To my three sons Joseph, Richard & William Kirby my low grounds on Dan by equal division, Viz.Joseph to have the upper end adjoining Lawson’s line & Richard to have the lower end joining Boyd’s line & William Kirby to have the middle part – Joseph to have the part out joining Bird’s line, etc.To my two sons Richard & William Kirby my tract on Burches Creek in Halifax by equal division Richard the upper half & William the lower on the Creek. To son Joseph my smiths tools.To son Richard my copper kettle.To son William my large iron pot.The rest of my personal estate to be equally divided between my three sons Joseph, Richard & William Kirby.If either of said sons die before they come of age 21 yrs. the surviving brothers to divide the land & other bequeathed items.
Exr:my son Joseph Kirby & my brother Henry B. Kirby.
WD 30 August 1781
Wit: Theo. Carter, Thomas Harrison (sic), Thomas Lipscomb. William Boyd, William Mayes.
WP 21 February 1782.Presented by Joseph Kerby & Henry Baker Kerby Exr. & proved by 3 wit. O.R.
Sec: Mead Anderson & John Anderson
414 Charles WittWill
“…being indisposed in body but of perfect mind and memory…”
To my daughter Sarah Kerby one shilling sterling to her & to her heirs.Etc.Children listed Sarah Kerby, Mary Jonaken, son Elijah Will, Charity Witt, Nelly Witt, Lyddie Witt, Rhoda Witt, Susannah Witt, son Caleb Witt, son Joseph Witt,
Exr: Wife Samina (could be Lamina) Witt & son Joseph Witt
Wd 30 January 1771
Wit: James LeGrand, Micajah Watkins, Robert Rakestraw
WP 21 June 1781.Presented & Proved by one wit.
Book:Will Book 2 1783 – 1792 Halifax County, Virginia by Marian Dodson Chiarito and James Hadley Prendergast.
Henry B. Kerby is a witness to the will of William Tinnie.
WD 25 May 1782
63 Richard KerbeyInventory & Appraisement
Among items mentioned:Horses, sheep, hogs, plantation tools, steel traps, carpenters tools, household goods, 2 mens saddles, parcel of books.
First page total:L121/9/6
2nd page total not given
S/W. Watkins, Richard Carter, John Lawson
Recorded 18 March 1784
Pg. 33, 34
Henry Karby, Caleb Townes, John Scott did the inventory and appraisement of William Finney on 20 January 1785
Benjamin Hobson, Henry Hobson, and Joseph Kerby did the inventory and appraisement of Thomas Cason on 28 July 1788.
Pg. 65, 66
Henry B. Kerby and Obediah Kerby were paid for smiths work out of the account of Stephen Townes 1783-1789 Caleb Townes, Executor.
Thomas Lawson Inventory, Exclusive of Negroes hiring (sic) our &c.Buyers Named:Joseph Kerby was list as one of them.
Thomas Lawson Accounts Current 1791
Theo. Carter, guardian to the orphans to: pd. John Ball store acct. do. James Chalmers, Merchant, do. Thomas Lawson, do. James Horsley, do. David Clark for tax, do. John Wimbish for tax, do. William Keen Sheriff tax, do. Joseph Kerby B’smith.
Returned 26 September 1791 by Theoderick Carter their guardian.
Book:Footprints from the Old Survey Books of Halifax & Pittsylvania Counties in Virginia by Roger C. Dodson.
Survey Book 1
Kerby, Francis300 bs Pig R3 Mar 1747S19R13
Kerby, Henry*344 brs of Sandy Cr22 Mar 1769S258
*plat reads Kerby, description reads Hardin
Kerby, John280 Pig R & Snow Cr 21 Mar 1746-7S18R11
Kerby, Jesse320 Ns Pig R13 Sep 1773S275
Kerbey, John312 brs of Fall Cr27 Oct 1774S258
Kerby, John384 brs of Sandy Cr15 Mar 1771S219
Kerby, Richard367 (see Theophelous Lacy)T208
Kerbey, Richard204 brs of Sandy Cr30 July 1773S258
S-Survey that is entered in the 4 books of this study.
Book:Halifax County Virginia Deed Books 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6 1759 – 1767 Compiled by Marian Dodson Chiarito.
P. 15915 May 1760William Byrd of Charles City Co., to David Kirby of Halifax Co., for L6, 340 acres on Winns Cr., beginning at a red oak in McKoy’s line thence south… Brandon’s line thence south…All trees, woods, underwoods, etc.David Caldwell by Power of Attorney for William Byrd…
Recorded 15 May 1760.
P. 35620 May 1762William Byrd of Charles City Co. to Richard Kerby of Halifax Co. for L4, 415 acres on the waters of Dan Ri…Byrd’s line…All woods, underwoods…David Caldwell by Power of Attorney for William Byrd…
Signed: W Byrd
Recorded 20 May 1762.
P. 35720 May 1762William Byrd of Charles City Co. to John Kerby of Halifax Co. for L5, 334 acres on Winns Cr. Beginning at Armstrong’s cor…Dan Ri…All woods, underwoods… David Caldwell by Power of Attorney for William Byrd…
Signed: W Byrd
Recorded 20 May 1762
P. 7917 May 1764John Kerby of Halifax Co. to Henry Kerby of the other part, for L 50, 100 acres on the south side of Dan River Beginning on said river thence east…bounded on the north by the river… All appurtenances thereunto belonging…
Recorded 17 May 1764
P. 7917 May 1764John Kerby of Halifax Co. to Henry Kerby of the other part, for L 50, 100 acres on the south side of Dan River, beginning on said river thence east… bounded on the north by the river…All appurtenances thereunto belonging…
Recorded 17 May 1764.
P. 10615 May 1764John Kerby, Sr. of Halifax Co., planter, to John Kerby, Jr., planter, of the other part, for L 50, 100 acres on the south side of the Pigg River beginning on the north side of Snow Cr…. All houses, fences, orchards…
Recorded 17 May 1764.
P. 14519 July 1764John Kerby of Halifax Co. to Charles Mulholland of same, for L 33, 130 acres on the south side of Dan River on both sides of Wynns Creek, beginning on the east side said creek in line of Henry Kerby…line of John Kerby…said land part of a greater tract said John Kerby purchased of William Armstrong… All appurtenances thereunto belonging…
Recorded 19 July 1764.
P. 34816 May 1765Samuel Harris of Halifax County to Richard Kirby of same, for L 22/10, 500 acres on both sides of Medway River, beginning on the north side of the said river thence north…crossing the river several times… All houses, orchards…
Signed: Sam Harris
Recorded 16 May 1765.
P. 42218 October 1764David Kerby of Halifax County to Henry Farley of same for L 55, a parcel of land in the fork of Wynns Creek on the south side of Dan River & bounded as expressed in a deed recorded in the Court of said County from John Kerby, father of said David…All housed, outhouses, buildings…
Signed:David (X) Kerby
Wit:William Stokes, Charles Wall, Francis Kerby, Wm. Wright
Recorded 20 June 1765Elizabeth, wife of David Kerby, relinquished dower right.
P. 10918 September 1766William Byrd of Charles City County to Henry Baker Kerby of Halifax County, for L 7, 470 acres on the Meadow Branch of Wynnes Creek, beginning at Edward Tenney’s corner…Jones’ line to Henry Kerby’s line, thence along his line to Henry Baker Kerby’s line… All trees, woods… David Caldwell by a power of attorney for William Byrd…
Singed: W Byrd
Recorded 18 September 1766
P. 38121 May 1767Henry Baker Kerby of Halifax Co. to Hanover Henry Kerby of same, for L 10, 75 acres, beginning on the north fork of the Meadow Branch…Jones’ line…said Hanover Kerby’s line…Henry Baker Kerby’s line… All houses, orchards…
Signed:Henry Baker Kerby
Recorded 21 May 1767
Mary, wife of Henry Baker Kerby relinquished her right of dower.
P. 44016 July 1767Richard Kerby of Halifax County to Henry Farley of same, for L 50, 340 acres on the north fork of Wynns Creek, beginning at Jones’ corner, thence so…..McCoy’s line… All trees, woods…
Wit: William Bolen, Ambrose Foster, Moses Farley, Josiah Farley
Recorded 16 July 1767
Book:Halifax County, Virginia Deeds 1767-1772
P. 328:Feb 6, 1769 from Henry Kearby & Ann his wife of H to Theodorick Carter of H, 200 L, on Dan River & Wynns Creek, about 100 acres, adjoining the land that Theo. Carter bought from John Kearby.
Wit: William Hobson, Richard Carter, Micajah Sneed, Jacob Shephard.
Recorded Mar 16, 1769.
P. 329:Tripartite Indenture.Feb 6, 1768 from John Kirby and wife Jemima of H of the 1st part; (blank) Kirby of Pittsylvania County of the 2nd part; Theo. Carter Jr. of Prince Edward County of the 3rd part.John Kirby, for 180 L paid by Theoderick Carter, for 5 shillings paid Pg. 25 to (blank) Kirby by Theodorick Carter, Jr., sells to Theodorick Carter, 1) on Wynns Creek, about 334 acres, bounded by Armstrong, Dan River, Brandon, 2) about 80 acres bounded by Thomas Jones, Henry Kerby, John Price (?) being the same verbally sold by (blank) Kerby to the said John Kerby for which there never was a conveyance, and adjoining tract.
1st Signed:John Kearby
James (N his mark) Kearby
Wit: none (according to another book they list these as witnesses to this deed)William Hobson, Richard Carter, Micajah Sneed, Jacob Shephard
Recorded (blank mo. and day)
The words ‘Jemima his wife’ were interlined before assigned.Witnesses to the proving of this document were William Hobson, Richard Carter, Micajah Sneed, Jacob Sheppard.
Recorded Mar 16, 1769.
P. 381:Feb. 7, 1769 from John Kerby & Jemima his wife of H to Thomas Burgess of H, 70 L, branches of Wynns Cr., about 590 acres, bounded by the County line, Gray.
Jemima (W her Mark) Kerby
Wit:Theo. Carter, Joseph Rogers, William Bolin, Micager Sneed.
Jemima examined privately and recorded June 15, 1769
P. 383:April 5, 1769 from John Kerby of Pittsylvania County to Theo. Carter of H, 5 shillings, Wynns Cr., about 80 acres, bounded by Thomas Jones, Henry Kirby, Henry Baker Kerby, John Price and adjoins the land Carter lately bought from John Kerby Jr.
Signed:John (JK) Kirby
Wit:Richard Carter, Jacob Shepperd, Thomas McGrigger, William Cottrel.
Recorded June 15, 1769.
P. 60:December 7, 1769 from Daniel Dean of H to Henry Kerby of H, 3 L, Wynns Creek, about 30 acres, bounded by Jones, William Terry, Henry Baker Kerby, Hanover Henry Kearby.
Signed:Daniel (Q his Mark) Dean
Wit:Theo. Carter, William (X his Mark) Cottrell, Mary Cottrell, William Bolling.
Recorded August 16, 1770.
Book:Halifax County, Virginia Deed Book 10 (1775-1778) copyright (c) 1991 by T.L.C. Genealogy.
Page 246.March 12, 1777 from Henry Kerby (Kerbey) and Susannah, his wife, of Pittsylvania County, to John Poyner of H, for 100 L, all that tract of land in H on a branch of Winns Creek, about 125 acres bounded by John Scott, Thomas Lipscomb, and Henry Kerby (Baker).
Signed:Henry (+ his Mark) Kerby
Susanna (> her Mark) Kerby
Susannah voluntarily relinquished her right of dower to the lands conveyed.
Recorded July 17, 1777.
Page 257.August 2, 1777 from Theodorick Carter of Antrim Parish and H, to Henry Baker Kerby of same, for 95 L 16 shillings and 8 pence, about 284 acres in Antrim Parish and H, and bounded by said Henry Kerby, Stephen Towns, Caleb Towns.
Wit:James Coleman, David Perryman, Joseph Rogers, Caleb Townes.
Recorded August 21, 1777.
Page 259.August 21, 1777 from Henry Baker Kerby and Mary of H, his wife, to Caleb Towns of H, for 48 L, about 131 acres in H, bounded by a corner to said Kerby and Townes, Tinney.
Signed:Henry Baker Kearby
Recorded August 21, 1777
Book:Halifax County, Virginia Deeds, 1778-1784 by T.L.C. Genealogy.
Page 19.Dec 15, 1777 from James Watts of H and Hanover Henry Kerby, to John Piner (Poyner, Poiner) of said county, for 20 L, about 33.5 acres in H on Winns Creek, and bounded by Henry Baker Kerbie, John Pines, T__, Caleb Townes, Henry Bre Kerbie.
“(Hanover) Henry Kerby”
Wit:- M Stanfield, Ambrose Foster, Stephen Townes.
Recorded May 21, 1778.
Page 368 July 27, 1779 deed between Moore Matlock of H, to Littleberry Matlock of H.
Wit:William Powell, Sarey (S her Mark) Kerbey, Martha (Mher Mark) Kerbey.
Recorded Oct 21, 1779.
Book:Halifax County, Virginia, Deeds, 1784-1790 by T.L.C. Genealogy.
Page 275.February 19, 1788 from Joseph Clark & Diannah Clark of Pittsylvania County, to Henry Kerby of H, for 10 L, about 150 acres in H on the branches of Bradley Creek, and bounded by Casey, John Milam, John Edmunds.
Signed:Joseph (X his Mark) Clark
Wit:Joseph Petty (Pettey), Daniel Easley, Moses Hendrick, John Anderson, Joel Echols, Francis Chumbley, Wm. Cole, Henry Hopson Jr., Wm. Hopson, Wm. Hudson, Joseph Hopson.
Recorded June 23, 1788.
Page 549.January 25, 1790 from Joseph Kurby & Richard Kurby of H, to Elias Dodson of H, for 140 L, about 276 acres in H on both sides of Berches Creek, being part of a tract of 400 acres patented to Welcom (Wiliam?) Samuel Harris, and bounded by Anthony Pukett, Samuel Slate, Abram & Ezekiel Chaney, Jacob Chaney, Caleb Dodson, Thos. Dodson.
Recorded January 25, 1790
Page 551.Jan 25, 1790 from Joseph Kerby & Richard Kerby of H, to Thomas Dodson of H, for 60 L, about 119 acres in H on both sides Berches (Burches) Creek, being part of a tract of 400 acres patented to Welcome (William?) Samuel Harris.
Recorded January 25, 1790.
Book:Halifax County, Virginia Deed Book 15 (1790-1793) by T.L.C. Genealogy
Page 236.December 12, 1791 from John Lawson of H, to Joseph Kerby of H, for 25 L, about 21 acres in H, bounded by Birds Creek, Lawson.
Wit:Richard Kerby, Charles Parish, Barney Murray.
Recorded December 26, 1791.
Book:Halifax County, Virginia, Deed Book 16 (1793-1796) by T.L.C. Genealogy
Page 146.April 26, 1794 from Henry Baker Kerby of H, to Archibald Kerby of H, for 250 L, about 169 Acres in H on the waters of Winns Creek, bounded by the lines of Henry Baker Kerby, Caleb Townes, Marmaduke Stanfield, and Stephen Townes decd.
Signed:Henry B. Kerbey
Wit:Joseph Kerby, Jeremiah Kerby, John Lipscomb, Alexander Posely.
Recorded April 28, 1794.
Book:Plea Book 1 Halifax County, Virginia 1752-1755 by Marian Dodson Chiarito
Pg. 18, 19
The will of William Owen, dec’d was presented by John Kerby one of the Exrs. John Owen, son & heir at law by Thomas Nash, Gent. His attorney entered a caveat and case cont. to next court.
P. 98A Grand Jury was impaneled as follows:John Bates, foreman, John Kerby, Edward Parker, William Lawson, Edmund Floyd, Hance Hendrick, Robert Wilkens, Robert Moore, Francis Kerby, Peter Wilson, William Armstrong, Daniel Green, Daniel Smith, Richard Dudgeon, John Hanna, David Lawson, and Alexander Irwin; etc.
P. 105The will of William Owen, dec’d was presented by John Kerby and Frances Kerby, Exrs. & proved by William Mullins, Jacob Adkins & Joseph Keaton.
P 278John Kerby appointed surveyor of road from the mouth of Snow Creek to Hickeys Road and John Hill, William Hill, John Adams, James Bobbit and his Negro, Arthur Bearding, Richard Adkins, Richard Shockley, Major Adkison, Zechariah Doss, William Lucas, Charles Lucas, Richard Adams, James Shockley, Samuel Davis, Francis Kerby, William Lynch, William Bearding, John Kerby, Jr., and William Mullins to assist in keeping road in repair.
P. 329On petition of Obadiah Woodson it is ordered that Tully Choice, William Herd, Joseph Keaton and John Kerby, or any three value the improvements made on his 800 acres of land on Snow Creek and make report.
P. 488John Kerby 1 old wolf head, 100.
Book:Halifax County Virginia Court Orders 1755-1758 (Plea Book No. 2 Part 1) by T.L.C. Genealogy.
Richard Adams is appointed surveyor of the road whereof John Kerby was surveyor.Adam, with the gang belonging to the road, do clear and keep the same in repair.
Page 99.The Court being thus constituted, the said William Owen Jr. and John Owen were led to the bar in custody of William Irby, Gent, H Sheriff.Then Thomas Nash, Gent., deputy atty. for the King, produced a confession of said William Owen and John Owen, taken and sworn to before Nathaniel Terry, Gent. last Feb 26.They confessed that they, together with William Douter and Thomas Whe_ .. last July 25 did . .the store house of Mr. James Roberts, merchant, and stole European goods valued at least (1) 40 L, which they shared . . that sometime in September following . . ther with Job Hill, did ste .. of one Merry (Webb) . . Gent.
Page 100.He told them that he could direct them to where they might find good prey (meaning a man with a great quantity of money).Said examinants told him that if he would direct them to where there was any considerable quantity of money, and if they got it, he should have 3 pistoles out of every 20, to whose proposal said Adams agreed and then told the examinant that at the house of John Kerby before named was one Buchanan, a pedlar who had considerable quantity of money, and also that Kerby had in his hands a great quantity of money belonging to one Read, another pedlar.Then these examinants and said Job Hill went to Kerby’s house and robbed Buchanan of 10 L and upwards, and also asked Kerby about said Read’s money, but could get no intelligence of any he had.
Page 112.John Kerby, Gent, presented a commission from the Governor dated August 5, 1755, appointing him Captain of Foot.Kerby then took the usual oaths.
Page 125.A deed from William Hill to Patrick Sanders was proved by the oaths of John Kerby and Francis Kerby, 2 of the witnesses. OC.
Page 131.John Kerby, Plt, vs William Lynch, Deft, in Case.This day came the parties by their attorneys, and by the consent of the parties, ordered that the deposition of James Henderson, Allen Henderson, William Hill, and Judith, his wife, be taken, deft getting notice when and where the deposition will take place, and that plt. have the same liberty to examine witnesses on that day.
Page 150.A deed from William Hill to Lewis Morgan was proved by the oaths of John Kerby and William Sanders, 2, of the witnesses.
Page 181.To John Kerby for 3 old wolves heads, 300.
Page 185.A deed of gift from Thomas Hall to John Hall was proved by the oaths of John Kerby, one of the witnesses. OC.
Page 187.To John Kerby for 3 old wolves heads, 300.
Page 196.The will of David Grayham, deceased, was presented by John Lawson, one of the executors, & was proved by the oaths of Richard Kerby, Edward Finny & James King, 3 of the witnesses.The executor was granted a certificate for obtaining a probate; Nathaniel Terry & Robert Wade Jr. were his securities.
Page 196.A deed from Thomas Hall to John Kerby was…
Page 207.A deed from William Byrd, Esq. to Henry Kerby, was acknowledged by David Caldwell, atty. for said Byrd.
Same Page.A deed from William Byrd, Esq. To Richard Kerby was acknowledged by David Caldwell, atty. For said Byrd.
Same Page.A deed from William Byrd, Esq. To Richard Kerby, was acknowledged by David Caldwell, atty. for said Byrd.
Book:Halifax County Virginia Court Orders 1758-1759 (Plea Book No. 2, Part 2) by TLC Genealogy
March Court 1758.Page 278.John Kerby, Plt. vs William Walter, Deft, in case.The parties having agreed, suit dismissed.
March Court 1758.Page 318.Ordered that a road be laid open from the Country line to the Widow Boyd’s Ferry, and it is ordered that Charles Stevens, William Evans, and John Kerby, do divide it the nearest, best, & most convenient way for such road & that all the male tithables on the south side of Dan River, convenient to the said Road, do assist David Brandon, who is appointed Surveyor from the Country Line to Wynnes Creek, and Abraham Rogers from thence down, and that John Gordon and William Lawson do direct the hands between the said Surveyors.
March Court 1759.Page 352.A deed from William Armstrong to John Kerby, was proved by the oath of Francis Kerby and the affirmation of William Payne and Richard Kerby, witnesses thereto. OR.
June Court 1759.Ordered that Richard Kerby, Henry Kerby, John Lawson, and his male laboring tithables, Henry Kerby, Richard Smith.John Mount, and David Mount, do work on said road whereof James Roberts is Surveyor.
August Court 1759.Page 499.Ordered that Richard Kerby, John Lawson, and Hugh Moore, Gent, do view, lay off, and mark the nearest, best, and most convenient way for a road from the Mouth of the Double Creeks to Burches Creek, and report to Court.
September Court 1759.Page 501.Pursuant to an order of last Court, Hugh Moore, Gent, John Lawson, and Richard Kerby reported that they had viewed and marked a way for a road from the mouth of the Double Creeks to Burches Creek which road is confirmed and ordered to be established.
Same Page.John Lawson is appointed Surveyor of the road from the Double Creeks to great Toby Creek and it is ordered that he with John Mount, David Mount, Richard Kerby, Henry Kerby, Henry Kerby (son of John), Francis Kerby, Henry Terry and his sons, and the said John Lawson’s own male laboring tithables, do forthwith lay open, clear, and keep the said road in repair.
September Court 1759.Page 515.Moore Medlock is appointed Surveyor of the Road from Miery Creek to the New Bridge on Banister (River), and it is ordered that he, with James Vaughan, William Gent, William Kerby, Edward Owen, Solomon Owen, Adam Winders, Jesse Chandler, Joseph Land, Thomas Wynne, Richard Eckhols, Joshua Eppes, Richard Estes, Micajah Estes, Hugh Currin, John Owen and his male tithables, George Boyd and his, Patrick Boyd and his, Andrew McCool and his, William Land and Peter Torian, do forthwith clear and keep the said road in repair.
Book:Halifax County Virginia Court Orders 1759-1762 (Plea Book No. 3) By TLC Genealogy.
March Court 1760.Richard Kerby, John Lawson, and Hugh Moore returned a report saying that they laid off the best and nearest way, and marked it.Ordered that a road be opened from the mouth of the Double Creeks to Burches Cr.
May Court 1760.Page 70. A deed from William Byrd, Esq. To David Kerby was ack. by David Caldwell, atty. for said Byrd. & OR.
April Court 1761.Page 228.Ordered that Robert Waters, William Hatfield, John Frederick Miller, Daniel Williams, Vardry Magby, Mathias Magby, James Magby, John Noble, Henry Terry, Thomas Kendrick, John Campbell, John Carter, Talman Harbour, Francis Kerby, Daniel Obar, William Lankford, Ambrose Haley, James Keith, Benjamin Hancock, and John Hancock, do lay open and clear a bridle way from this Courthouse to the Reedy bottom Foard, and afterwards return to their former stations.And it is further ordered that said John Hancock be Surveyor thereof as far as Polecat Cr.
July Court 1761.Page 268.Ordered that John Lawson, William Payne, and Richard Kerby Jr., do view the way from the landing of Abraham Rogers on Dan River to this Courthouse, and also from the said River on the other side to the County line, and report if a road may be conveniently laid off.
August Court 1761.Page 310.Viewed the way, and find it convenient for a road and ferry to cross at the Landing place over Dan River at William Rogers’.Report signed Aug 19, 1761 by John Lawson, William Payn, Richard Kerby.
November Court 1761.Robert Hastie, assignee of Henry Kerley, Plt, vs. Moore Matlock, Deft, In Debt.For reasons appearing, suit dismissed.
February Court 1762.Ordered that the Collector pay Richard Kerby out of the Depositum, for 1 levy overpaid last year.
May Court 1762.Page 468.A deed from William Byrd, Esq. To John Kerby, was ask. by David Caldwell, atty. for said Byrd, & OR.
May Court 1762.Page 470.A deed from William Byrd, Esq, to John Kerby, was ack. by David Caldwell, atty. for said Byrd, & OR.
May Court 1762.Page 475.A deed from William Byrd, Esq, to John Kerby, was ack. by David Caldwell, atty. for said Byrd, & OR.
May Court 1762.Page 476.A deed from William Tinney to Melchizedech Johnson was proved by the oaths of David Caldwell and Richard Kerby, 2 of the witnesses, & OC.
Book:Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1763-1764 (Plea Book No. 4)By TLC Genealogy.
May Court 1763.Page 27.James McCraw, assignee of Alexander Nelson, who was assignee of William Kerley, Plt, vs. William Covington, Deft, In Debt.The parties having agreed, suit dismissed.
May Court 1763.Page 32.Francis Nash, Plt, vs. Francis Kerby, Deft, on a petition for 1 L 11 Shillings and 5 pence, said to be due by an account.This day came the Plt by his atty, and the Deft not appearing, and the Plt having proved his sd account, ordered that he recover the same against Deft, and 7 shillings and 6 pence for a lawyer’s fee.
February Court 1764.Page 251.Henry Kerley, Plt, vs Robert Wade, Deft, In Case.Paul Carrington becomes special bail for the Deft.
March Court 1764.Page 260.A deed from William Byrd, Esq, to Henry Kerby Jr., was ack. by David Caldwell by a power of atty, and OR.
March Court 1764.Page 262.Francis Kerby is appointed Surveyor of the Road from Bobbets Road down to Hickies Road, and it is ordered that the sd. Francis Kerby with the male laboring tithabes from Robert Largess’ down to James Dillard’s do clear and keep the same in repair.
May Court 1764.Page 268.A deed from John Kerby to Henry Kerbey was ack. and OR.
May Court 1764.Page 268.A deed from John Kerby to John Kerby Jr. was ack and OR.
May Court 1764.Page 273.Henry Farley is appointed Surveyor of the Road from Peter Rogers’ Race Path at Wynn’s Cr to the Reedy Bottom.And it is ordered that the sd Henry, with the male laboring tithables belonging to himself, to Henry Kerby, Henry Kerbey Jr. William Tinny, Henry Hardin, Richard Brookes, James Watkins, William Henry Hardin, Thomas Pride, Mark Hardin, Edward Tinny, John Evans, Nathaniel Chapman, James Shepherd, Barbara Rogers, John Smith, Peter Rogers, James Legrande, Josiah Kerby, Charles Mulholland, John Bolling, Ambrose Foster, John Kerby, Henry Kerby, David Young, William Brandon, Francis Brandon, and David Brandon, do clear and keep sd Road in repair.
May Court 1764.Page 274.John Carter is appointed Surveyor of the road from Nathaniel Terry’s Ferry Road to Irby’s Cr, and it is ordered that the sd John with the male laboring tithables belonging to (Blank) Ossenbrook, Thomas Kendrick, Thomas Caison, William Caison, Richard Kerby, Michael Glenbrook, Benjamin Bolling, William Seal, John Hancock, Daniel Ayres, do clear and keep the same in repair.
July Court 1764.Page 376.A deed from John Kerby to Charles Mulholland was ack. & OR.
July Court 1764.Page 392.Lewis Jenkins is appointed Surveyor of the Road from Snow Cr. To Bobbits Road, and it is ordered that he, with the male laboring tithables following:William Lucas, Sherwood Atkinson, Henry Atkinson, Thomas Potter, Benjamin Jenkins, Benjamin Potter, James Daniel, William Daniel, Thomas Potter Jr, William Hynes, Meshach Willis, Robert Large, William Mullins, David Kerby, and John Kerby, do clear and keep sd road in repair.
Book:Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1764-1766 (Plea Book No. 5, Part 1) By TLC Genealogy.
May Court 1765.Page 48.A deed from Samuel Harris to Richard Kerby was ack. and OR.
June Court 1765.Page 56.A deed from David Kerby to Henry Farley was ack. and OR, and Elizabeth, wife of the sd David, relinquished dower.
August Court 1765.Page 153.Benjamin Smith and Miles Brewton, Plts, vs Henry Kerley, Defts, In Debt.This day came the Plts by Clement Read, their atty, and the Deft comes not.Therefore the order of the last Court against the Deft is confirmed and it is considered by the Court that the Plts recover against the Deft, 932 L money of the Province of South Carolina, the debt in the declaration mentioned, and their costs.But this judgment (except as to the costs) is to be discharged by the payment of 466 L of like money, with interest from Oct 1, 1758, until paid.
September Court 1765.Page 195.Henry Kerley, Plt, Robert Wade Sr. Deft, In Case.The Plt not residing in this Colony and failing to give security for the costs, on the motion of the Deft, it is ordered that this suit be dismissd.
Book:Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1766-1767 (Plea Book No. 5, Part 2) By TLC Genealogy.
September Court 1766.Page 365.A deed from William Byrd, Esq, to Henry Baker Kerby was ack. by David Caldwell, atty for sd William Byrd, and OR.
September Court 1766.Page 377.Henry Kerby (Hanover [County]) is appointed Surveyor of the road leading from Wynne’s Cr to the Reedy bottom on Dan River, in the room of Henry Farley, and it is ordered that he, with the gang belonging to the sd road, do forthwith clear and keep the same in repair.
May Court 1767.Page 430.A deed from Henry Baker Kerby and Mary, his wife, to Henry Kerby (Hanover [County]). Was ack., and sd Mary Relinquished her right of dower to the land conveyed by the sd deed, and OR.
July Court 1767.Page 443.A deed from Richard Kerby to Henry Farley was Ack. and OR.
August Court 1767.Page.490.On the petition of Henry Baker Kerby for leave to turn a road leading through his land, it is ordered that Josiah Farley, Moses Farley, and William Harding, do view sd road and report here to Court their opinions of the inconveniences attending sd Kerby by means of such road.
Book:Halifax County, Virginia Court Orders 1767-1770 (Plea Book No. 6) By TLC Genealogy.
September Court 1767.Page 17.John Lewis, Gent, is appointed Surveyor of the road from to Terry’s Foard on Dann River to Burches (Birch) Creek, and it is ordered that he, with John Moore and his male tithables, John Carter and his, John Kerby, Richard Kerby and his, John Lawson and his, John Mount, Thomas Kendrick, Thomas Carson, John Hancock, Thomas Payne, John Caldwell, Allen Caldwell, William Payne Jr., Richard Carter, William Russell, and William Scale, do forthwith clear and keep the said road in repair.
March Court 1768.Page 52.On the motion of William Hardin, a administrator of George Hardin, deceased, it is ordered that John Evans, John Kerby, Henry Hitt, and John Turner, or any three of them do value the personal estate and Negroes, if any, of said decedent, and return and inventory and appraisement thereof here to the Court.
July Court 1768.Page 169.On the motion of Josiah Farley, executor of Henry Farley, deceased, it is ordered that Henry Kerby, Henry Baker Kerby, and John Kerby, or any three of them, do value the personal estate and the Negroes of the said Testator and return in inventory and appraisement thereof here to the Court.
March Court 1769.Page 275.A deed from John Kerby to Theodorick Carter Jr. was proved by the oaths of three of the witnesses and ordered to be recorded.
Same Page.A deed from Henry Kerby to Theordorick Carter Jr. was proved by the oath of three of the witnesses and ordered to be recorded.
June Court 1769.Page 337.Jemimah, the wife of John Kerby, came into Court and relinquished her right of dower in 300 acres of land conveyed by her said husband to Theodorick Carter.
June Court 1769.Page 337.A deed the from John Kerby to Theodorick Carter was proved by the oaths of two the witnesses and ordered to be certified.
September Court 1769.Page 463.On the motion of William Tenny, administrator, with the Will annexed, of William Tenny, deceased, it is ordered that Henry Baker Kerby, John Price, Henry Kerby (Hanover), and Ambrose Foster, or any three of them, being first sworn as the law directs, do value the personal estate and Negroes, if any, of the said decedent, and return an inventory and appraisement thereof here to the Court.
September Court 1769.Page 467.Josiah Farley is appointed Surveyor of the Road from Evans’ Creek to John Bollings, and it is ordered that he, with his own male laboring tithables, and Edward Tenny, Henry Baker Kerby, Henry Kerby, William Mulholland, John Snead, John Bolling, James Blackwell, and William Cottrell, do forthwith clear and keep the said Road in repair.
April Court 1770.Page 489.Thomas Kendrick is appointed Surveyor of the Road from the Double Creek to Tobys Creek, and it is ordered that he, with the male laboring tithables belonging to John Moore, William Hopson, John Carter, William Boyd, Richard Kerby, John Lawson, John Mount, John Hancock, William Paterson, Joseph Patterson, and William Seal, do forthwith clear and keep the said Road in repair.
Book:Halifax County, Virginia Court Orders 1770-1771 (Plea Book No. 7 Part 1) by TLC Genealogy.
August Court, 1770.Page 4.On the petition of William Kerley (Kerby), setting forth that he is the owner of land on one side of Banister River, and praying leave to build a Mill thereon, ordered that the Sheriff summon 24 freeholders of the vicinage to meet on the said land, to value the said land and the lands adjacent thereto, and report to next Court.
Same Pg.Dick, a Negro boy belonging to Henry Kerby, is adjudged to be 10 years old.Present, Nathaniel Terry, Gent.
Same Pg.A deed from Daniel Dean to Henry Kerby was by the said Daniel acknowledged and ordered to be recorded.
June Court, 1771.Page 181.The petition of William Kerley for leave to build a water grist mill, for reasons appearing to the Court, is dismissed.
September Court, 1771.Page 251.On the motion of Thomas Payne, executor of William Payne, deceased, it is ordered that John Lewis, John Lawson, Richard Kerby, and Thomas Hill, or any three of them, do value the personal estate and Negroes (if any) of the said testator and return and inventory and appraisement thereof here to the Court.
Book:Halifax County, Virginia Court Orders 1771-1773 (Plea Book No. 7 Part 2) By TLC Genealogy.
May Court, 1772.Page 342.Samuel Kerby, Plaintiff, vs. William Lee, Defendant, on a Petition.The Sheriff having returned the Defendant duly summoned, this day came the Plaintiff by Robert Williams, his attorney, and the Defendant not appearing (although called) and the Plaintiff proved his demand for 2 L 2 shillings to be just, therefore it is considered by the Court that the plaintiff recover against the Defendant his debt aforesaid, together with his costs.
June Court, 1772.Page 364.Samuel Kerby, Plaintiff, vs. Josiah Farley, Defendant, on a petition.This suit is dismissed, and it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the Defendant his costs.
September Court, 1772.Page 460.On the motion of Samuel Kerby, it is ordered that he be added to the general list of tithables.
Book:Vestry Book of Antrim Parish Halifax County, Virginia 1752-1817.By Marian Dodson Chiarito.
Page 5.For Reasons appearing to this Vestry leave is given to the Inhabitants of Pigg River to choose a Reader to Read at the house of John Kerby on the said River and at the House of Thomas Hall the Elder on Chestnut Creek and it is Ordered that he be allowed Five hundred pounds of Tobacco for the Ensuing year for the said Service.
Page 26.Pursuant to an Order of the County Court of Halifax bearing Date the Seventeenth Day of July last past for this Vestry to Appoint Processioners &c According to Law, whereupon it is Ordered that John Kerby, Francis Kerby, and William Mullins do Procession the Bounds of every particular persons lands from the mouth of Pigg River up Stanton to Blackwater and all the Lands between the said Pigg River and Blackwater to the Ridge, and it is further ordered that the processioners aforesaid do begin their said work on the first Monday in January next and take and return to the Vestry on or before the last day of March next ensuing an account of every persons lands they shall so procession and the persons present at the same, and what lands in their precincts they shall fail to Procession and the particular reasons of such failure.
Page 37.John Kerby and Francis Kerby and William Mullins returned here a report of Processioning by them performed since the first Monday in January last past, in the Words and Figures following, to wit, “In Obedience to an Order of Vestry bearing Date the 20th day of November 1755 we the Subscribers have Processioned the Lands of the several persons following, to wit, of Francis Kerby, present John Kerby Sr, of Samuel Davis, present the said Davis, of John Lucas, present the said Lucas, of Thomas Robertson, present the said Robertson and John Lucas, and of William Lynch, present the said Lynch and Henry Kerby which were all the Lands that were shown, or that we knew of within our Districts pr John Kearby, Francis Kearby”.
Page 41.Leonare Terence, Richard Shockley and William Adkins returned here a report of Processioning by them performed since the first Monday in January last past in Words and Figures following, to wit, “Return to the Vestry.Pursuaned for Capt. Clemonds one Tract of Land, also John Smith, and William Cawlay and Richard Olfend and Henry Chiles return on don for tha know not his lines also Porssend for James Bobit one Tract of Land also William Adkines one Tract of Land also for Richard Shockley one Tract of Land also for Francis Kearby one tract of land also for Wm. Linch one Tract of Land.Porssoned by William Adkins, and Richard Shockley and Leonard Tarance”.
Page 61.Pursuant to an order of the Court of the county of Halifax bearing date the Seventeenth day of August last Past for this Vertery to appoint Persesioners according to Law ordered that John Evans Edward Finny and John Kirby do Persesion the bounds of every Persons Land beginning Waltons ferry and Keeping up Dan R. to the Mouth of Wynns Creek and up the Creek to the Country Line and Down that to the ferry Road and that they begin the said work on the last day of January and Return to the Vestery on or before the last day of March Ensuing an Account of every Persons Land they shall Persesion and the Persons Present at the same and what Lands in their Precinks they shall fail to Persesion and the Perticular Reason of such failure.
Page 73.Benjamin Hubbard, William Eckhols and Benjamin Dickson Returned hear a Report of Processining by them preformed since the last day of January last past in words and figures following to Wit we the Subscribers have Processioned since the thirty first day of January the land of William Russell, John Grissell, Francis Nichols and William Kerby Present Solomon Owen also the land of William Kerby and Solomon Owen present Joshua Pendley and Solomon Owen perter Fontains not done no one to show the lines McCans not done for want of the lines being Showed Walls not done for the same Reason Edward Owens done himself present.
Same Page.William Adkerson, Richard Shockley and William Witcher Returned hear a Report of Processioning by them preformed since the last day of January last past in words and figures following to Wit we the subscribers have Processioned the following persons lands for William Adkerson one Tract himself Present for William Adkerson Senior one Tract William Witcher one Tract themselves Present and John Lucas one Tract himself Present and do further Certifie that we failed to Procession the following Land because no one attended to show the lines one Tract for Samuel Davis one Tract for Frances Kirby one for William Mullins one for John Kirby one for Robert Jones.Certified under our hands this 19th day of March 1760.Wm. Adkerson Richard, Shockly, William Witcher.
Page 75.John Kirby, John Evans and Edward Finny returned a Report of Processioning by them performed since the last day of January in words and figures following to wit a List of Land Processioned by us the subscribers pt. Captain John Kirbys on Wynns Creek present Henry Kirby, John Evans land present himself William Evans land present William Evans Nathl.
Page 78.Richard Eckhols, Peter Toryan and Joshua Epps Returned hear a Report of processioned by them Preformed since the last day of January in words and figures following to Wit.In obedience to an order of the Vertery of Antrim Parish to us Directed we have Processioned the Lands of Adam Windors, William Goars and Anthony Griffings Present William Goar & Adam Windows also the Land of Richard Eckhols, William Kerby and John Bentleys present William Kearby and Henry Strange.
Page 88.At a Vestry held for Antrim Parish at Halifax Courthouse the 16th of February 1763.
To Richard Kirby for a levie overpaid in 175927.
Page 89.Pursuant to an Order of the County Court of Halifax bearing date the 18th day of August last past for this vestery to appoint Processioners according to law whereupon it is ordered that Capt John Lawson, Richard Kirby & John Mount do procession all the Pattent land in the following bound beginning on Burches Creek where Terrys ferry Road Crosses the same thence along the ferry Road to the lower double Creeks thence down the Creek to the River thence down the River to the Beginning and that they begin the said work by the last day of December & Return to the Vestery on or before the last day of March Ensuing an Account of every persons land they shall procession & the persons present at the same & what lands they failed to procession & the Reason of such failure.
Page 94.Pursuant to an order of the County Court of Halifax bearing date the 18th day of August last past for this Vestery to appoint processioners according to law whereupon it is ordered that John Kerby, Lewis Jenkins, Charles Lucas and John Kerby Jr. do procession all the Pattent Land in the following bounds beginning at the mouth of Snow Creek Keeping up Pigg River Both sides to the mouth of Chestnut Creek and down the Ridges &c and that they begin the said work by the last day of December and Return to the vestery by the last day of March ensuing an account of every person land they shall procession in the said bounds and the persons present at the same and what land they failed to precession and the reasons of such failure.
Page 106.Pursuant to an order of the County Court of Halifax bearing date the sixteenth Day of July last past for this Vestry to appoint Processioners &c according to Law.Whereupon it is ordered that John Kearby, Thomas Roberson and David Brandon or any two of them, do Procession the bounds of every Particular persons lands between Wynns Creek and the Country line Creek and Dann River, and it is further ordered that the Processioners aforesaid do begin their said Work on the second day of November next and take and Return to the Vestry on or before the last day of March next Ensuing an Account of every persons land they shall so procession and of the persons present at the same, and what lands in their Precincts they shall fail to procession and the Particular reason of such Failure.
PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA
Book:Marriage bonds and Ministers’ Returns of Pittsylvania County,Virginia1767 – 1805by Catherine Lindsay Knorr.
20 December 1790.Jacob Aron and Judith Kearby (Kirby), consent of John Bartee stepfather of Judith, and of Dicy Bartee, her mother.Sur. George Thurman.John Bartee married Dicey Kirby 4 Sept. 1786 in Franklin Co. p. 12.
18 February 1787.William Winston Crenshaw and Sarah Kirby, dau. of John Kirby who consents. Sur. Nathaniel Kirby, Married by Rev. David Barr. P 9.
12 May 1802.William Dunn and Martha Kerby.Sur. James Dunn.John Dunn father of William.Married by Rev. Thomas Payne.P 32.
25 November 1803.John Kerby and Anne Brown, dau. of Frederick Brown, who consents.Sur. Langston Brown.Married by Rev. Thomas Payne. P 35.
20 December 1790.Richard Kerby and Elenor Kerby.Sur. Jacob Kerby.Consent of John Kerby (for which one?). P 12
13 December 1789.Boling Kirby and Milley Campbell, dau. of Abraham Campbell who consents.Consent of John Kerby for Boling.Sur. Joel Thacker. P 11.
15 January 1802.Ussi Pankey and Sarah Kerby.Sur. John Kerby.P 33.
Book:Abstracts of Pittsylvania County, Virginia Wills, 1767 – 1820.Compiled by Lela C. Adam.
19 November 1772
Pr: 25 February 1773
John Kerby (Kearby), weak and in a low condition but perfect mind and memory.
To my beloved son Francis Kearby 1 shilling
To son John Kearby 1 shilling
To son David Kearby 1 shilling
To son Henry Kearby 1 shilling
To son Josiah Kearby 1 shilling
To daughter Mary Hubbard 1 shilling
To son Jesse Kearby 1 shilling
To daughter Susanah Thomas 1 shilling
To my wife Joannah Kerby all the remainder of my estate. Appoint dearly beloved wife Joannah as executrix.
John (X) Kerby
Wit: William Dabney, John Davis, Peyton Smith
Proved by Joana Kerby with Henry Kerby and Peyton Smith her security.
29 November 1772
Pr: 25 November 1773
LWTSamuel Davis being very weak in body but in perfect sense.
Lend all my estate to my dearly beloved wife Sarah Davis during her life, then to my five children: Sarah Kearby, Elizabeth Kearby, John Davis, Wilmoth Davis and Susannah Davis equally divided.
Estate to be sold except wearing clothing and riding saddle to my so John Davis.
Should my Negro Fillis out live my wife, she is to have her maintenance out of the estate.
Samuel (X) Davis
Wit: Peyton Smith, Judith Smith, John Long
Proved by John Davis with John Kearby his security.
30 July 1791
Pr: 17 October 1791
LWT John Wright of sound mind and memory.
To my beloved son John, negro Lucy and cow and calf.
To my beloved son Thomas, the land and plantation whereon I now live, containing 182 acres and a negro Stephen.
To my beloved daughter Susanna Kerby, negro Doll.
To my beloved daughter Elizabeth Kerby, negro boy Daniel.
The balance to be divided between the 3 children Thomas Wright, Susanna Kerby and Elizabeth Kerby.
John (X) Wright
Wit: Charles Cader, Mary (X) Meachum
William Price and Mark Chelton security for Thomas Wright.
9 February 1805
Pr: 20 January 1806
LWT Abraham Campbell weak in body but sound mind and memory.
To my son Richard Campbell the old plantation whereon I now live and the land on the east side of the road that leads to the Courthouse.
The residue of my land and personal estate to be sold and the money equally divided between my daughters; Agga Adams, Milly Kerby, Anna Thomas, Franky Watson, Betsy Campbell, Sally Richards, Lucy Worsham and Molly Worsham.
Appoint my son-in-law Nathan Adams and Francis Worsham executors.
Abraham (X) Campbell
Wit; Jeduthan Carter, William Welch, Richard Elliot, John Long.
John Adams (son of Nathan Adams deceased) security for executors Nathan Adams and Francis Worsham.
1 July 1808
Pr: 17 October 1808
LWT Henry Meckelborough sick and weak but perfect mind and memory.
To my daughter Frances Cheatham negro Hannah.
To my daughter Elizabeth Harper twenty five pounds.
To my son Robert a negro Randolph.
To my daughter Sarah (must have meant Sarah) Kerby a bed and furniture and negro Peter.
To my daughter Marah Sutherlin negro Edmond.
To my son Carter negro Joseph.
To my daughter Jane Meckelburrough negro Aylee, and a colt.
To my son Aldin negro Abrum.
To my daughter Patsey Lumkin negro Tom.
To my son James negro Wiley.
My daughter Sarah Kerby to have but one half a childs part of the residue of my estate.
My grandchildren Lucy Davis, Elizabeth Cornwell and Larkin Cheatham should have one childs part of my personal estate.
Residue to my children: Elizabeth, the heirs of my son Robert, Nathaniel Wilson, George Townes, Robert Wilson, William Hall and James Hopkins security for the executors.
26 September 1820
Pr: 16 October 1820
LWT Carter Mickleborough being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory.
To my brother-in-law Thomas Dix all my right and interest in the land whereof my father Henry Mickleborough died seized.The balance of my estate to be sold by my executors and the money and first $400.00 be used for the support of the Christian Religion as my executors think fit.
To Fushe Cornwal, William Harris and Larkin Cheetham so much money equally divided between them as will make up the legacy of: Frances Cheetham, left her by my father equal with the other legatees of his estate.
To my sister Sally Kirby so much as will make her equal to the other legatees of my fathers estate.Should there by any surplus, divided between all my living brothers and sisters.
I appoint my brother-in-law Thomas Dix my executor.
Wit: James D. Patton, Robert White, Geo. T. Lansdown, Thomas Wilson.George T. Lansdown, William Linn, John Sutherlin and James Soyars security for the executor.
10 June 1819
Pr: 18 September 1820
LWT Nathaniel Kirby being weak in body but of sound and perfect memory.
To my beloved brother Moses Kirby and mother Sarah Kirby the following tracts of land and other property during their lifetime and then to the legatees hereinafter named.One half the tract on Pigg River and Snow Creek, 100 acres more or less, also half that tract on Pigg River and Snow Creek, 100 acres more or less, also half that tract on Pigg River formerly belonging to John Bobbitt 100 acres more or less, also half the tract formerly belonged to Archibald Jefferson 28 acres more or less, also half that tract of 100 acres more or less that Thompson formerly owned; also 280 ac. on the west side of Pigg River old road on Snow Creek and Turkey Cock Creek the tract that John Mise formerly owned; also 319 ac. formerly belonged to Jessy Peak on both sides of Long branch; also a part of a tract that was granted to my brother Moses Kirby 3 April 1783; also that tract in Franklin County on both sides Big Turkey Cock Creek that formerly belonged to William Crenshaw deceased; also half the tract that formerly belonged to Francis, deceased and being on both sides of Mountain Creek 520 acres; also half that tract on both sides Big Turkey Cock Creek that formerly belonged to William Crenshaw deceased; also half the tract that formerly belonged to Francis, deceased and being on both sides of Turkey Cock Creek; also half the saw mill and grist mill and half the profits arising from sd. mills; also half the household furniture, plantation tools, wagons, carts, blacksmith tools, also ten negros: Dick, Daniel, Edy, Joseph, Lewis, Sam, Able, Carni, Ann and Clark; also half the negros that formerly belonged to William Crenshaw, deceased named: Abby, Daniel, Jacob, Isaac, Jerry and Alex.I lend as is stated to my brother Moses Kirby and mother Sarah Kirby all the above mentioned during their natural lives and at their decease to the legatees hereafter named.
I give to my beloved niece Elizabeth Hudson Kirby the natural dau. of my brother Moses Kirby, who has always been recognized by him and raised in our family, the following tracts of land, houses and property viz: half the tract containing 100 ac. on Snow Creek also half the tract on Pigg River belonging to John Bobbitt 100 ac. more or less; also half the tract formerly belonging to Archibald Jefferson 28 ac. more or less; half the tract 100 ac. more or less that Thompson formerly owned; also 280 ac. more or less on the west side of Pigg River old road that formerly belonged to John Muse.To my beloved niece Elizabeth Hudson Kirby the natural daughter of my brother Moses Kirby negros: Abel, Carine,….and Clarka; also a negro Dick after the death of my sister Judith Walker.Also the house whereon I now dwell with half the plantation tools, furniture, wagon, cart, blacksmith tools and stock.
To my nephews David Walker, Nathaniel Walker and Moses Walker the tract in Franklin County being 570 acres on both sides of Mountain Creek.
To my two nieces Susannah Edes and Cassa Walker, the following land: 319 ac. that formerly belonged to Jesse peak; also part of the tract that was granted my brother Moses.
To my nephew Henry Walker half of that tract of 532 ac. on Little Turkey Cock Creek with half the sawmill and grist mill.
I lend my niece Susannah Crenshaw, wife of William Crenshaw, decd. one third of the negros named: Aby, Daniel, Jacob, Isaac, Jerry and Alex; also a third of the land that formerly belonged Crenshaw, dec’d, being 521 ac. more or less during her natural life and at her death or marriage to my two nieces Sarah Winston Crenshaw and Polly Walker Crenshaw and to my nephew Nathaniel Kirby Crenshaw.To my two nieces Sarah Winston Crenshaw, Polly Walker Crenshaw and my nephew Nathaniel Kirby Crenshaw negro named Lewis when the youngest comes of age.
To my nephews Henry Walker and Wilson Walker a negro Sam; to my nieces Sally Alan and Judah Thomas three negros: Daniel, Edy and Joseph.
After the death of my mother Sarah Kirby and brother Moses Kirby I lend my sisters Judith Walker the house and plantation whereon I now dwell on Snow Creek and a negro Dick and to continue with my niece Elizabeth Hudson Kirby until she comes of age, then my sister Judith to remove and go to the tract on Pigg River that John Bobbitt formerly owned.Should I die, my brother, my mother and my sister Judith Walker die before my niece comes of age my executors to rent out my slaves and land.Should my niece Elizabeth Hudson Kirby die without issue the whole to then revert to my heir-at-law the utter exclusion of her mother’s family; and my estate to go to my nieces and nephews.
I appoint my brother Moses Kirby and Col. William Swanson and Col. George Towns executors.
Wit: William S. Pearson, John Campbell, Alexander Jefferson, Samuel Cambell, James Nowlin, Martin Pearson, William Atkinson, John T. Muse, Henry S. Muse and James Hopkins security for the executors.
11 March 1795
Pr: 21 September 1795
LWT John Kerby
To my two sons Nathaniel Kerby and Moses Kerby all my lands, my land in Franklin County on Simmons Creek equally divided between them and my land where I now live equally divided between them also my stock, goods and chattels.
To my son Nathaniel my negro Daniel.To my son Moses the child my negro Charity is with now.To my daughter Judith Walker I give a horse, saddle and one feather bed.I leave in care of my executors negros Charity and Rachel and their heirs to be divided between the children of my daughter Judith at her decease.
To my daughter Sally Crenshaw negros George and David, 1 feather bed and 1 cupboard.
Lend my beloved wife the land whereon I now live with personal estate during her lifetime or widowhood.
Appoint my wife and sons Nathaniel and Moses Kerby executors.
Book:Pittsylvania County, Virginia Deed Books 1,2 and 3 by Lucille C. Payne and Neil G. Payne.
DB 1, p. 296 – Kerby from HillDeed, 14 April 1769.
William Hill of Pittsylvania County Planter of one part and Francis Kerby of other part … for L50 current Money of Virginia … 300 acres on both sides of Jonekin Creek … head of Little Jonakin … on Main Creek.
Wit: Wm Justice, John (his Mark) Hall, John (his Mark) Kerby
Rec: 28 Jul 1769William HillL.S.
DB 1, p.318 – Talbot from KerbyDeed, 22 Jun 1769.
Francis Kerby of Pittsylvania County Planter of one part and Charles Talbot of Bedford County … for L80 Current Money of Virginia … 100 acres on Pig River … Beginning on North side of Pigg River … in John Kerbys Line.
Rec: 25 Aug 1769
Elizabeth, wife of Francis, Privily Examined and Relinquished her right of DowerFrancis KerbyL.S.
DB 1, p. 347 – Smith from KerbyDeed, 25 Aug 1769
Francis Kerby and Elizabeth his wife of Pittsylvania County of one part and Peyton Smith of same County of other part … for L 97 Current money … 100 acres on South side Pig River … Beginning East side Snow Creek … mouth of Snow Creek, then up said Creek.
Wit:Bryan Ward Nowlin, Steven Binnitt
Rec:25 Aug 1769
Elizabeth, wife of Kerby, privily Examined and Relinquished her right of Dower.
D 1, p. 497 – Kerby from AndersonDeed, 19 Mar 1769
Francis Anderson of Amelia County and John Kerby of Pittsylvania County planter of other part … for L 75 current Money of Virginia … 400 acres on both sides Owens Creek.
Wit:John Fredrick Miller, John Lawson, John Moore, John Wilson, Theo. Carter.
Rec:27 Jul 1770Francis AndersonL.S.
DB 1, p. 499 – Kerby from ReavesDeed, 13 July 1770
Fredrick Rives of Pittsylvania County and Colony of Virginia of one part and David Kerby of County and colony aforesaid of other part … for L 250 Current Money of Virginia … 1,500 acres on Both sides Pigg River … beginning below the great Bend of Pigg River at the mouth of a Branch on North side of the River, up said branch to the head … on the dividing Ridge between the Glade Creek and the River … west side Black Water path … on Lewis Morgans line about the mouth of Cheknot … mouth of the Rockey Creek, to dividing line above William Steegalls … to mouth of Mountain Creek.
Wit:Lewis Morgan, Jesse Kearby, John Thompson
Rec:27 Jul 1770Fredrick RivesL.S.
DB 1, p. 510 – Thompson from KerbyDeed, 30 Aug 1770
John Thomson of County of Pittsylvania of one part and John Kerby of same County of other part … for L 80 Current Money … 100 acres on South side Owenses Creek … to Mouth of Josiah Kerby Spring branch, up said Spring branch, up said Sp[ring branch to the head … Line to Andersons back line … Near the Poolecat fork.
Wit:Jas. Dillard, Jas. Talbot, John Davis
Rec:30 Aug 1770
Joanah, wife of said John, privily Examined and Relinquished her right of Dower
John (his Mark) KirbyL.S.
DB 1, p. 522 – Kerby from KerbyDeed, 12 Apr 1770
John Kerby of Pittsylvania County and Henry Kerby of same county planter of other part … for L 75 Current Money of Virginia … 135 acres on North side Pigg River and bounded with these mentioned Lynes, Mr. Charles Talbuts and William Mulings Lines and James Dillards … to the river and Down.
Wit:Jesse (his mark) Kearby, John Thompson, Josiah (his mark) Kearby
Rec:30 Aug 1770John (his mark) KearbyL.S.
DB 2, p. 430 – Smith & Co. from SmithDeed Trust, 10 Aug 1771
Peyton Smith of Pittsylvania County on one part and James Smith & Co. of said County on other part … for L 200 Current Money of Virginia which said Peyton Smith is Justly indebted and desires to pay them and for further Consideration of 5s like money paid by James Smith & Co….Tract of Land where on said Peyton Smith now lives, which he Purchased of Henry Kearby containing 135 acres more of less, also Two Wenches and three Negro Boys, Named Betty, Letty, Mercer, Tom and Isaac, with every other Articles of my personal estate … James Smith & Co. after 1 Nov 1773 or when they think proper or Peyton Smith shall request … Sell for best price, pay themselves above Sum with Interest … pay overplus to Peyton Smith.
Wit:John Thompson, Archd. Smith, Henry (his Mark) Kearby
Rec:26 Mar 1772Peyton SmithL.S.
DB 3, p. 12 – Kirby from KirbyDeed, 25 Jun 1772
David Kirby of County of Pittsylvania of one part and Henry Kirby of said County of other Part … for L 57.10 Current Money of Virginia … 160 acres being the same more or Less, on North side Pigg River.
Rec:25 Jun 1772 & Elizabeth, wife of David Kirby privily Examined and Relinquished her right of Dower
David (his mark) KirbyL.S.
DB 3, p. 135 – Kerby from KerbyDeed, 24 Sep 1772
Henry Kerby and David Kerby his wife of County of Pittsylvania of one part and David Kerby of said County of other part … said Henry Kerby and Ann Kerby his wife for Sum of L 77.10 Current Money of Virginia … Land on north side Pigg River … on river Bank in David Kerby’s line, down the River to first Island at mouth of a Branch in Reaves line, on his line to a Corner between Reves and David Kerbys line on a ridge near Glade Creek … 160 acres.
Wit:John Kerby, John Kerby, Peyton Smith
Rec:25 Feb 1773Henry (his mark) KerbyL.S.
DB 3, p. 143 – Kerby from KerbyDeed, 19 Nov 1772
John Kerby of County of Pittsylvania of one part and Jesse Kerby of said County of other part … for sum of L 50 Current money of Virginia … 200 acres on Owens Creek … oak both the patent and new Lines, on Patent line bearing towards the North and Continuing on Patent Line.
Wit:William Dabney, John Davis, Peyton Smith
Rec:25 Feb 1773John (his mark) KerbyL.S.
DB 3, p. 199 – Hodge from KirbyDeed, 27 May 1773
David Cirbby of County of Pittsylvania of one part and Josiah Hodge of said County of other part … for L 8 to him in hand paid … Land on Pigg River being part of Robert Weaklys order Containing 200 acres … upon old order line on South side said River … crossing the River.
Rec:27 May 1773 and Elizabeth wife of David Kerby privily Examined and Relinquished right of dower.
DB 3, p. 223 – Stover from KerbyDeed, 24 May 1773
David Curby of County of Pittsylvania of one part, Obediah Stover of said County of other part … for L 10 Current money of Virginia … 150 acres being upper the North side Pig River … following the old order … between Obediah Stover and William Hall.
Rec:27 May 1773 and Elizabeth wife of said David privily Examined, Relinquished her Dower.David (his mark) KirbyL.S.
DB 3, p. 256 – Hall from KerbyDeed, 24 May 1773
David Kerby of County of Pittsylvania of one part, William Hall of County of other part … for L 11 Current money of Virginia … 150 acres North side Pigg River … an order of old line, following old line.
Rec:27 May 1773 and Elizabeth wife of said David privily Examined and Relinquished her right of dower.David (his mark) KirbyL.S.
DB 3, p. 278 – Keen from KerbyDeed, 24 May 1773
David Kerby of County of Pittsylvania of one part and Currell Keen of said County of other part … L 8 Current money of Virginia … 100 acres upon North side Pigg river … following a old line … oak Joining of Kerbys line.
Rec:27 May 1773 and Elizabeth wife of said David privily Examined Relinquished her right of dower.David (his mark) KerbyL.S.
DB 3, p. 371 – Russell from KerbyDeed, 15 Sep 1773
David Kirby of County of Pittsylvania of one part and Peter Russell of said County of other part … for L 25 Current money of Virginia … 100 acres … upon Pig River joining to Hodges line running up a branch to the head … joining William Halls line.
Wit:Elisha Estis, John Brock, Obed. (his mark) Stober
David (his mark) KerbyL.S.
DB 3, p. 434 – Kearby from GwynDeed, 21 Feb 1774
Richard Gwyn on one part and Henry Kearby on other part … Sum of L 200 Current Money of Virginia … Land on Branches of Sandy Creek of Banister Containing 335 acres … on Isham Kennons line … Crossing both Branches … Crossing two Small Branches.
Wit:John Kearby, Henry (his mark) Kearby Jr.
Rec:24 Feb 1774Richard GwynL.S.
Book:Pittsylvania County,Virginia Deed Book 4 (1774-1778) by T.L.C. Genealogy
Page 120.To John Dix and James Walker, P JPs, greeting.Richard Gwin, by his deed, conveyed to Henry Kerby of P, 333 acres in P. Salley, the wife of the said Richard, cannot conveniently travel to our County Court to acknowledge the conveyance.You are therefore given the power to receive her acknowledgement by personally going to her.Signed Mar 22, in the 14th year of our reign – Will Tunstall.
Pittsylvania Sc.We examined Salley apart from her husband.We certify that she voluntarily relinquished her right of dower to the lands conveyed.Signed Mar 23, 1775 – John Dix, J Walker.Recorded Mar 23, 1775.
Page 150.May 25, 1775 from Henry Kerby of P, to Peyton Smith of P, for 150 L, about 135 acres in P on the north side of Pigg River, bounded by Dillard. Singed – Henry (H his mark) Kerby.Wit – none.Recorded May 25, 1775.Ann, the wife of the said Henry, relinquished her right of dower to the lands conveyed.
Page 407.Sep 18, 1777 from John Kirby and Geminy, his wife, of P, to John Bailey of P, for 15 L, one certain tract of land in P containing about 50 acres on the north side of Sandy Cr, and bounded by Murry, Henry Hardain.Signed – John Kearby, Geminy (X her mark) Kerby.Wit – William Lynch, James Lawless, Thos Burger, Francis (X his mark) Kerby.Recorded Sep 25, 1777
Book:An Intimate History of the American Revolution in Pittsylvania County, Virginia by Frances Hallam Hurt.
In the family William Oakes is known as “Old Bill,” and he was the father of Joab Oakes.He held lands lying on the east side of Snow Creek and the Kirby family held lands on the west side-part of their 3100 acres in Pittsylvania County.The Kirbys, too, were first tithables, John Kirby I died in 1772, and it was his son, John Kirby, Jr., who served in the Revolution.Bill’s son Moses married Elizabeth Hudson Kirby, who had inherited considerable land from her father, so the lands on both sides on Snow Creek became Oakes-Kirby property where the creek emptied into Pigg River.There was an Indian camp ground on this spot.The Indians were so tough, the family says that the Kirbys and the Oakses found difficulty in establishing homes.Family tradition says that a Kirby girl was scalped at Snow Creek within sight of her home.The road from Museville to Rocky Mount crosses Snow Creek by bridge.It was formerly Kirby’s Ford.
FRANKLIN COUNTY, VIRGINIA
Book:Marriage Bonds of Franklin County Virginia 1786 – 1858 by Marshall Wingfield
Greer, Geo. and Wilmeth Kirby, dau. Francis and Elizabeth, June 30, 1789. Sur. Daniel Brown. 37.
Barte, John and Dicey Kirby, Sept. 4, 1787.Sur. Francis Kirby.37.
Potter, Moses and Frances Kirby, dau. Dicey Bartee, Jan 14, 1789. Sur. John Bartee.37.
Kirby, Joel and Mary Brammer, dau. John, June 4, 1804.Sur. Noah Brammer
Kirby, Samuel and Mary Spangler, dau. Mary, Mar. 12, 1788. Sur. Bartlett Wade.
Kirby, (Kerby) Geo. and Eleanor Jamison, dau. Hannah and Thos., Oct. 10, 1795.Sur. Benj. Potter.
Kirby, John and Anna Dalton, dau. James and Elizabeth, Mar. 1, 1790.Sur. Thos. Townsend.37.
Book:Franklin County, Virginia Wills, 1786-1812 by T.L.C. Genealogy.
Page 5. Bond (Very Faded)
Parties to bond
Principal: John Keeley, Frederick Rives
Obligee:Samuel Fulliasan, Amos Richardson, Peter Saunders, Jonathan Richardson, John Smith, & George Turnbull, F Gentlemen Justices.
Amount of bond:500 L.
Date of bond: September 3, 1787.
Acts to be performed:John Kerley, Frederick Rives.
Executors of the will of Jesse Karley deceased, are to make a true & perfect inventory.
Recording date:June 11, 1787
Inventroy and appraisement.We, John Kerley of Pittsylvania County, & Frederick Rives of F, executors of the estate of Jesse Kerley deceased, of F, have taken an inventory of the estate, as follows.Items Mentioned include: _ feather beds, 1 rifle, Smith’s tools.Total value:about 76 L.Recorded Sep 4, 1787.
Page 15.Will.I Jesse Kerley of F, in perfect memory, but considering the mortality of human life
all funeral charges to be paid
To my wife Desre Kerley – during her life, the land and plantation I now live on, and her choice of my horse, and the third part of my cattle & hogs, and my best feather bed, and my kitchen furniture.
To my daughters Frances Kerley, Judity Kerley – 1 feather bed & furniture each.
After my death, I wish the rest of my estate to be sold, and the money to be equally divided between my 4 sons, George Kerley, William Kerley, John Kerley, and Elisha Kerley.
Also, the land that I lent to my wife, after her death, to be sold and the money to be equally divided between my said sons.
Executors:John Kerley Sr. & Frederick Rives.
Signed July 10, 1786 – Jesse Kerley. Wit - _ll Rives, _y Rives, Polly Rives.
At F Court of Oct 2, 1786, the will of the deceased was presented in court by John Kerley and Frederick Rives, the executors, & proved by the witnesses.The security was Robert Woods Sr. OR.
Page 56.Will.I, Elisha Estes Sr or F, being weak of body but of sound memory.
To my wife Frances Estes – the use of the plantation I now live upon, with all the stock of horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, “&c” and also all my household furniture, beds, goods, “&c”, with all my kitchen furniture, all my crop of corn, tobacco, wheat, oats, “&c” on said plantation, when I am dead.She is to pay my just debts.She is to have the use of Negroes Davie & Grace.All is to be left to her during her natural life, only what is hereafter excepted, viz, my desire is that my wife give out my stock &c above mentioned unto my daughter Fanny Estis, 2 likely cows and purchase her a woman’s saddle worth 4 L 10 shillings, and 1 feather bed & furniture.
To my daughter Fanney Estis – I also give her my Nergo girl named Lucy.
To my daughter Mary Fuller – 1 likely cow & calf out of the stock lent my wife, as above.
To my children, vix, Dice Bartie, Keziah Kerby, Elizabeth Anglin, Fanney Estes, Elisha Estes, Bottom Estes, Asa Estis, and Jesse Estes – after the death of my wife, my Negroes Davie & Grace, with all my household furniture, beds, goods, crops &c that then may remain, be equally divided among my children, only if my sons Elisha & Bottom render an account of what stock and furniture they have received from me heretofore, that all my sons may be equal.
To my sons Asa Estis and Jesse Estis – all the land I now live upon, containing 300 acres, to be equally divided after my wife’s death.
Executors: my wife Frances Estes, my son Bottom Estis, and my friends Frederick Reves and Samuel Calland.
Signed Oct 1, 1790 – Elisha (+ his mark) Estis. Wit – Samuel Calland, Joshua Brock, Timothy Rich.
At F Court of March, 1791, the will of Elisha Estis deceased was produced in court by executors Frances Estes, Bottom Estes, and Frederick Reeves, and proved by the oath of witnesses Samuel Calland & Joshua Brock, and Or.
Book: Franklin County Virginia 1786-1986 A bicentennial History by John S. Salmon and Emily J. Salmon.
Each year county courts issued licenses for businessmen to keep stores, as well as ordinaries and mills.In 1787 alone, the court of Franklin County issued eight licenses for storekeepers:Daniel Brown and Company; Thomas Hill; William Kerby; Samuel Hairston; Peter Saunders, Sr.; Hugh Innes; John Martin; and John Hook.Some of these entrepreneurs had operated stores prior to the Revolution.
Book:Franklin County Virginia A History by Marshall Wingfield.
616Francis Kerby1 Mar. 1781584On the Pole Cat Bran of Pigg River on C Creek.
Tax List 1786 Franklin Co.
Kerby, Jerrey Sr.
Book:Pioneer Families of Franklin County Virginia by Marshall Wingfield.
The Walker Family
Elisha Walker, b. 1746, d. 1841, in Franklin Co., m. Judith Kirby (b. ca. 1757, d. ca. 1835), dau. of John Kirby, Jr., of Pittsylvania Co., ca. 1779.John Kirby Jr., b. 1726, d. 1795, left will dated Mar. 11, 1795, pro. Sept. 1st. 1795, of record in Pittsylvania, naming his wife, Sarah; sons: Nathaniel and Moses Kirby; daus.: Judith Walker, wife of Elisha Walker, and Susanna Crenshaw, wife of William Crenshaw.
John Kirby, Jr., served in the Revolution.(John Kerby, m. H.D. Oct. 1793, 36, and Eight Annual Report of the State Librarian, 1910-1911, p. 256.)In 1840, Elisha Walker, then 94, lived in Franklin Co., and was receiving a pension for services in Revolution.He lived near Dickinson’s Store, and at the settlement of his estate, his farm was bought by John Brown, who manufactured tobacco thereon.
Elisha and Judith Kirby Walker had issue:
(1) John Walker; (2) Susannah Crenshaw, wife of William Crenshaw; (3) Sally Aaron; (4) Polly Aaron; (5) Judith Thomas; (6) David Walker; (7) Nathaniel Walker, served in War of 1812, with his brother, Moses, and his widow, Susan, was pensioned and granted land warrant No. 1504 by agents at Knoxville, Tenn.; (8) Cassa Potter, who m. Lewis Potter, Jr., and lived near Union Hall; and (9) Moses Walker, b. 1793, d. At Dickinson’s Store, 1833, m. Frances Elizabeth Glass, (b. in Halifax Co., 1807, d. in Franklin Co., Aug. 8, 1897) dau. of John Glass, Apr. 20, 1831.
Book:An Old Virginia Court, Being a Transcript of the Records of the First Court of Franklin County, Virginia 1786-1780 by Marshall Wingfield.
April 1786-Estes vs Hubbard, Robt.Prunty Garn, being Swo. Saith he Owes the Deft. L1.14.5 Subjected to Collards attachment. Vs the Deft Trans Kearby another Garn, saith he owes the Deft L2.5.0.John Kearby another Gran, saith he owes the Deft. Nothing.
July 1786-Jesse Kerly is Exempt from the Payment of County Levies for the Future.
September 1786-A Deed Robert Prunty to Peter Finney Ackg’d & Fanney his Wife being Privily Examined Relinguished her Dower & O.R.Same to Francis Kerby the same.
A deed from Francis Kerby to Harmon Cook further Prov’d & O.R’d.
Page One Hundred Twenty
Joseph Kerby to John Muse Prov’d O.R’d.
Page One Hundred Thirty One
May Session 1787- Patterson vs. King, a Jury Sworn, to wit, John Huston, William McCoy, Thomas Jones, Samuel Kierby, Richard Booth, William Rentfro, Chattin Doggett, John Spangler, David Guttery, Isaiah Wilson, Stephen Wood and Robert Holiday.
Same page as above
Jones vs Spangler, a Jury Sworn, to Wit, William McCoge, Samuel Kearby, Richard Booth, Chattin Doggitt, David Guttery, Isaiah Willis, Stephen Weed, Robert Holiday, Peter Gearhart, Benjamin Duvalt, William Eubanks & Thomas Doggett.
Page One Hundred Thirty Three
May Session 1787
Samuel Kearby was a member of the jury for Callaway & Early vs McDowell.
Page One Hundred Thirty Five
May Sessions 1787
Samuel Kearby was on Jury R. Jones vs. Tho. Jones.
Page One Hundred Thirty Seven
May Session 1787
Samuel Kerby was on a Jury for Willson vs Smith Exetrs.
Pg. 84 Page One Hundred fifty Eight
August Court 1787
Samuel Kearby was on a Jury for Hunt vs Clardy.
Page One Hundred Fifty Nine
Samuel Kearby was on a Jury for Early vs Moodys.
Page One Hundred Sixty One
Samuel Kerly was on a Jury for Early vs Jno. Edwards.
Page One Hundred Sixty One B
August Court 1787
Samuel Kerby was on a Jury for Rentfro Assee vs Callaway.
Page One Hundred Sixty Five
September Court 1787
An Inventory of the Estate of Jesse Kerby dec’d was Produced in Court by the Executors & the Same was Order’d to be Recorded.
Page One Hundred Seventy
October Court 1787
A Dedimus for the Privy Examined of Elizabeth of Wife of David Kearby on a Deed to Ashford Napier Re’d & O. R.
Page One Hundred Seventy Three
November Court 1787
A Deed David Kearby to John Woodall P’d by 2 W. & O.C.
Page One Hundred Seventy Seven
November Court 1787
Samuel Kerby was on a Jury for Patteson vs Hubbard.
Page One Hundred and Seventy Eight
November Court 1787
Samuel Kearby was on a Jury for Lyon vs Lyon.
Page One Hundred Eighty One
November Court 1787
Samuel Kerby, was on a Jury for Clutcher vs Hancock.
Page One Hundred Eighty Nine
A Deed Napier from Kerby further proved & O. R.
Page Two Hundred One
March Court 1788
Harmon Cook vs John Kierby Judgt.
Page Two Hundred and six
Of Hugh Innes, Gent, Sheriff of the County, William Swanson is Admitted his Deputy who Qualified according to Law Dogitt vs Johnson and Johnson vs Dogitt all matters in Dispute between the Parties are Ref’d to William Walton, Samuel Langdon, Joshua Rentfro & Samuel Kerby, or any 3 of them & their Judgt to be the Judgt. of Court.
Page Two Hundred Seven
March Court 1788
Samuel Kerbey was on a Jury for Greer vs Doson.
Page Two Hundred Eleven
March Court 1788
Kerby vs Jones, Judgt. accg. To Spy & Costs.
Page Two Hundred Twenty Seven
May court 1788
John Edwards vs Francis Kerbey Sec’y for Edmondson.
Page Two Hundred Sixty Two
John Kerby on a Jury
Page Two Hundred Sixty Five
August Court 1788
Samuel Kerby was on a Jury for Stover vs Davis.
Samuel Kerby was on a Jury for Pate Assee vs Wright.
Page Two Hundred Sixty Six
August Court 1788
Samuel Kerby was on a Jury for Cox Greer vs Webb.
Page Two Hundred Sixty Seven
Samuel Kerby was on a Jury for Hollerday vs Bartee.
Page Two Hundred Sixty Nine
August court 1788
Samuel Kerby was on a Jury for Craig, Assee vs Bandy’s.
Page Two Hundred Seventy One
August Court 1788
Samuel Kerby was on a Jury for Choice vs Finney
Page Two Hundred Seventy Three
August Court 1788
Samuel Kerby was on a Jury for Jackson vs Frith.
Page Two Hundred Seventy Five
August Court 1788
Samuel Kerby was on a Jury for Livesey vs Anderson
HENRY COUNTY, VIRGINIA
Book:Complete Index and Abstract of the Henry County Order Books #1 and #2 by Charles P. Blunt IV.
Pg. 35 May 18 1778
Court called for the examination of William Hoskins, Jr. on suspicion of aiding and assisting.
Present:Archelaus Hughes, Robert Hairston, Edmund Lyne, Robert Woods, William Tunstall, George Waller and Thomas Henderson.
William Hoskins was led to the bar by John Salmon, Sheriff.Hoskins stated to the Court that he was not guilty of the charges.The Court examined witnesses and is of the opinion that Hoskins is guilty and ought to receive a further trial in the General Court.Therefore, he is remanded to prison again.William Hoskins, with Thomas Prunty, Samuel Bolling and William Choice, his securities, posted bond of L1000 and was released.
Frederick Reeves, David Kerby, Daniel Richardson, Thomas Prunty and Allen Ridley Young posted bond on the condition that they appear in General Court to give testimony against William Hoskins.
William Young is allowed one day’s attendance as a witness for the Commonwealth against William Hoskins.
William James and Jesse Kerby are allowed one day’s attendance as a witness for the Commonwealth against William Hoskins.Arch’s Hughes
Pg. 53 November 16, 1778
Edward Shoat, John Ramsey, James Stewart, Jr. and Francis Kerby are appointed to view a road from Anthony’s road at Pigg River to cross the mouth of Doe Run and up the dividing Ridge between Chestnut and Doe Run, and join the way that has been viewed at an old Smith’s shop.
Pg. 125 August 24, 1780
Deed from John Thompson to Joseph Kearby.
Book Abstracts of Henry County, Virginia Deed Books I and II 17 February 1776 through 22 July 1784 by Lela C. Adams.
A List of surveys made by John Dickerson.
Nov 30 No. 2Josiah KirbyInclusive on Owens Creek and Pole Cat branch.
Jesse KirbyNorth Branch of Pigg River.
Deed pg. 492
23 November 1784
Francis Kearby of the county of Fluvanna to Stephen Loy of Henry County for the sum of one hundred pounds sells and conveys a parcel of land containing 214 acres more or less lying on Olcat fork of Wins Creek.
Deed pgs. 480, 481
23 November 1784
Francis Kerby of the county of Fluvanna to Bottom Estes of Henry County for the sum of one hundred pounds sell 275 acres of land being on the head of Bull Run, joins Davis’ line.
Deed pgs. 236, 237, 238
25 July 1782
John Nevils of the county of Henry to Richard Kerby of the said county for the sum of thirty pounds sells and conveys land on Sycamore Creek containing 334 acres more or less with the lines of: Thomas Morrison, Luke Foley and Ward. ….Sarah Nevils, wife of John, release right of dower.
A List of Surveys made of Henry County from June 10, 1779 to June 10, 1780.
Richard KirbySycamore Creek358 Acreage
A List of Surveys made of Henry County from June 10, 1779 to June 10, 1780.
Richard KerbySycamore Creek111 Acreage
Book:Abstracts of Deed Books III & IV of Henry County, Virginia August 1784 through June 1792 by Lela C. Adams.
Deed, pgs. 109, 110
9 April 1785
Richard Kearby of Henry County to Lewis Hancock of Fluvanah County for the sum of one hundred fifty pounds sell land on Sycamore Creek beginning at Thomas Morrison’s and Luke Foley’s.
Richard Kearby (Kerby)
Thomas MorrowSarah Kerby
…Proved:Henry Co. Va., 28 April 1785
Deed, pg. 111
9 April 1785
Richard Kerby of Henry County to Thomas Morrow of the same for the four pounds sells and conveys a parcel of land being on Little Sycamore Creek containing 30 acres.
…Proved:28 April 1785, Henry County, Va.
Deed, pgs. 136, 137
9 April 1785
Richard Kerby of Henry County to Mary Oldham of the same for sixty pounds sells land on Sycamore Creek joining Thomas Morrow and John Farroll being 368 acres, part of a survey purchased of John Farrell.
John HendersonJohn Farrel
…Proved: 28 June 1785, Henry Co. Va.
Book:A History of Henry County Virginia with Biographical Sketches of its most prominent citizens and Genealogical Histories of Half a Hundred of its oldest Families. By Judith Parks
Citizens of Henry County who took the Oath of Allegiance.The General Assembly of Virginia, when the United States was in its infancy, passed an Act to oblige all free male inhabitants of the State above sixteen years of age to give assurance of allegiance to the same.The following is a list of those who took the oath from the original record among the files in the Clerk’s Office.At the time some were away fighting Indians, others hunting, and there were a few who refused to take the oath.
David Kirby, Jesse Kirby, Richard Kirby, Joseph Kirby.
Book: 1778 – 1780 Tax Lists of Henry County, Virginia.Compiled by Lela C. Adams
Kearby, Jessee-Pigg River