These notes are for your personal use to help aid you in research...
Many of you already have these notes because you are a member of the Vineyard family site..
they are posted here FYIto aid those researching the same line I know they are lengthy but may well be worth it .. please take time to read thouroughly and digest the information..
The factual information was transcribed to the best of my ability and doone true and faithful from the originals...
Looking in a broader area of families surrounding the Vineyard Family starts to shed light where others seems to have neglected...if you have information to share Please do so and together we can make better connections....
Today, June 17, 2003 I traveled with my family for an hours drive to Natural Bridge, Virginia in Rockbridge county Virginia on a very rainy day, and as the old song goes “The Bear went over the mountain .. TO SEE WHAT HE COULD SEE...!”
While Travelling up Old I-81 and as I was merging to exit at the Natural Bridge Route 11 exit I noticed a Graveyard across the Interstate on the west side of Southbound I-81 it looked old and I was drawn to it.. I glanced and saw a sign that read High Bridge Presbyterian Church founded 1770.. stopping at Exxon for essentials and a break.. I started to drive over the Natural Bridge on Route 11 when Iwas again Drawn back to the church in my mind so I turned towards the route only a mile back Rt. 11 and across the Interstate when i pulled up I found many of the names that are found in the New River Valley Area...I noticedthat the Church was founded by Rev. Samuel Houston...HHmm. famous name I said to myself not thinking anything more about it..
I looked around the old beautiful church and wondered why it was called High Bridge Church.. I noticed the overpass across the Interstate and thought maybe that was why it was called High Bridge...
I got back in my car and was meditating and singing some songs of Kenny Chesney along with my wife and two Little Girls in the back seat carrying on... I explored the Natural Bridge are a little closer... we even drove down to the James River at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park...a Place I hope to take the Girls for a trip on a long weekendwe can explore the Wax Museum the Natural Bridge Caverns ad the natural Bridge the Zoo and the Drive through Safari Zoo...
I decided to go Into Lexington .. looking for any information about the Brown’s that supposedly came from Lexington...I could find very little on the families of Brown I was searching but I did also look up Vineyards under various Spellings.
I first got into town just after Four and the County Clerk’s vault would Close at 4:30 so we walked through town down Main Street I went into the clerk’s vault and did some very quick lookups.. in Wills and Marriages.
Then I went to the Library where I found some more information on families linked to Vineyards and the John Winyard that is supposed to be buried in Keer’s Creek ( Big Spring)Cemetery died cir. 1759?The family link is very fascinating...
after doing some research the natives where getting restless so we drove around town.. and I all of a sudden remembered driving through Lexington, Virginia as a boy about eight years old with My father along US Route 60 from Virginia Beach to Ashland Kentucky before the Interstate 64 was completed.. we drove though town saw Stonewall Jackson’s House..
we drove through VMI around the Parade groundsI could not believe how small the school was..I thought it would be larger than Virginia Tech..
also going past Washington and Lee University which is pretty much almost on VMI campus it is a very nice town beautiful I cannot wait to go back for more exploring..
I want to share the notes I gathered...you may be pleasantly surprised as was I...
From: Rockbridge County, Va Cemeteries
Also called Big Spring Cemetery (Kerr’s Creek) Located off Rt. 60 on Rt. 631 on Clarence Tardy’s Farm.Tombstones were recorded by Bob Driver, Mrs. Margaret Seebert, listings provided by Rev. Wray Sherman of New Monmouth.
“ Some of those killed in the First Indian Raid on Kerr’s Creek and may be buried at the Big Spring:”
John Winyardkilled 10 Oct. 1759 Indian Raid
with Cunningham, Doughtery, Gilmore, Gray, Hamilton, McGee, McMurty, Ramsey, Stephenson, Thompson, Wilson..
From: Will Books Index:Christopher Vineyard ( this was the only entryin the index; and the Given name was spelled Christopher..)
Will Book 3pg 85
By an order of Court to us directed Beeing first qualified according to law proceeded to appraise the estate of Christopher Vineyard deceased Viz...
1 dark bay Mare$60
1 bay horse bald face 90
1 old black mare10
1 bay mare 2 years old30
1 Black Cow12
1 red “do”(cow) 12
1 “do”“do” ( red cow) 12
1 red+ white “do” (cow)4
1 Black Heifer3
1 Red “do” ( Heifer)10
1 Black and White Bull3.50
1 Large Sow6
1 blk 1 Saunday 2 small White + 1 spotted hogs8
6 smaller ditto ( hogs)6
1 womans Saddle2
2 mens “do” ( saddles) 2
1 bed covering and Bedstead 10
1 “do” + Furniture10
1 “do” .... “do”’ 15
2 pieces Linen14.50
7 sheets 2 Bolster cases + 2 Towels8
1 Bow Low Linen3
3 pitch Forks1.25
1 dung Fork.75
4 chissels + 1 Gouge1
4 Barrel Augurs1
1 Prooning + drawing knife.50
1 crook chain + gridiron2
amt. taken over$349.75
amt. brot over$349.75
1 pair Fire Irons1.50
1 iron Wedge hammer + stake.50
2 plows +harrow5.50
1 still + worm20
1 Barr Iron 40th2.50
1 shovel for plows 1
?? Clevis ??1.50
4 old “do”1
old Barrels in Kitchen1
Sundry old barrels in Cellar2
2 G?? Barrel + Box.50
1 1/2 Bushel+ Bucket.25
Shoe Makers Bench + Tools.75
1 Old Clock.25
4 potts and ovens4
1 brass kettle2.50
1 large iron kettle3.50
1 large pott1.50
sundry old Iron Tools.75
2 Maul Rings + Swingle Tree.50
2 pair Horsegeers?.25
1 check rest ?.25
1 quill wheel.50
4 baskets + Riddle. 1
6 walnut chairs 3
2 old chairs.25
1 walnut table1.50
sundry old tools1.50
corner Cupboard and Furniture with dresser + furniture12
1 Watering poll.25
5 Baggs 3
1 Forkin butter7
amt taken over$435.75
amt brot over$ 435.75
1 walnut Chest1.50
Book Case and Books***4
1 hog skin1
1 grind stone.25
1 Wind Mill?8
1 cutting box1
a small crib of Corn20
Wheat in the Sheaf25
1 bond on John Blair and John Miller60
1“do” on John Miller166.64
1“do” on Richard Guthry83.34
1“do” on George Vineyard66.68
1 note on Samuel Brawford12.37
Rockbridge Decm.11th 1807
At Rockbridge JanuaryCourt 1808
An Inventory + appraisement of the estate of Christopher Vineyard deceased was returned and ordered to be recorded.
*** notice he had bookcase and books... From John Winyards Estate..??
Will Book 4pg 133
Agreeable to an order of us directed from the County court of Rockbridge October term 1809 directing us to settle with George Vinyard + John Croddy administrators of Christian Vinyard deceased we have received the Following acts.
appraisement bill of personal Estate$942.71
amount of debts paid as stated below62.84
Peggy Croddyproven acts.L 3...5...6
Adam Summers “do”0...15...51/2
Clerks note for Letters of Administration0...4...21/2
thrashing grain belonging to estate0...12...0
for tax on land and Horses0...15...1
Sheriff Recd. for costs agst. John Miller3...15...0
The widdow Vinyards Third of $879.87---------293.28
Peggy Croddys fourth of the balance-------------140.64 3/4
John Millers“do”-------------140.64 3/4
George Vinyards“do”--------------140.64 3/4
Mary Kelly“do”--------------140.64 3/4
The administrators George Vinyard and John Croddy made oath that the above statement is just and true certified before us this fifth day of October 1809.Jas. Gilmore
At Rockbridge County Court November 8 th 1815
Settlement of the Estate of George (?) Vinyard decd.
returned + ordered to be recordedA copyTeste. A Reed Clk
John Craddy + Margaret VineyardMay 28, 1780
George Kelly + Mary VineyardJune 13, 1780
John Miller + Anne VineyardJune 15, 1785
George Vineyard + Mary Campbell2 November 1790byRev. Samuel Houston.
** this Samuel Houston was the Founder of the High Bridge Church I discovered earlier in the day.. he was a Nephew of the Samuel Houston of San JacintoTexasthe Houstons came from This Part of Virginia..
General Samuel Houston, had a Brother named John Houston, and John Houston had Sons named William ( who Owned the High Bridge Plantation ) and Rev. Samuel Houston.... High Bridge was just another name at that time for the “Natural” Bridge or
“Rock” Bridgewhich was located within one or two miles from the Plantation...
I read a short bit about Rev. Samuel Houston and how he performed his marriage ceremonies... from the Houston Family History Book located in the Rockbridge Library..
Rev. Houston would have the Bride and Groom meet him half way up the Mountain with Families of each following each the respected marriage party...and would perform the ceremony in the open air on the mountain of High Bridge.....( Now Natural Bridge)
I wonder if George and Mary Campbell Vineyard were married in the same fashion in the same location..it was very possibly the case...since he performed the Marriage..
Kerr’s Creek Miller Farm
John Miller Came from a family which later settled from the Natural Bridge ( High Bridge ) area to the Kerr’s Creek Area..Big Spring.. this in the same location of the John Winyard burial
Mary Campbell Was the Granddaughter of Gilbert Campbell who gave lands to Form Lexington when Rockbridge County was created in 1778....Campbell’s Ford is now crossed over by I-81 at the Maury River Bridge...
Henry and Rebecca Boggs Miller bought four Hundred acres of land from the Greenlee Grant of Augusta. The property was very near Glasgow and only a short distance from Natural Bridge, Virginia as it is known today.
They were devout Presbyterians.And Son John Miller served in the Revolutionary war.
John was born in Ireland married Anne Vineyard.
and they had at least eight children...
Samuel ..marriedElizabeth( thought to be Addison)
John...married Ann Leech
Elizabeth ... married Archibald Burford
Robert... marriedMary Blades
Joseph ... married Polly Brooker
Rebecca... married Samuel Russell
Mary .. married Adam Zollman
James .. married Nancy A. Lee
Background ~ ......
Is this Enkirsch in the Rhine Valley and was it part of Palatinate Germany? If so I have a 1709 shipping manifest for John, his wife and 5 children, ages 18, 13, 11, 8 & 6. Would you know the name and info on his wife? I believe it was Barbara Evick?
January 26, 2002 at 22:09:48
Vineyard Family Genealogy Forum
A John Vineyard/Winyard was imported in 1735. Died ca 1759 in Augusta Co., VA . His administrator was his wife, Barbara Ewick-supposedly must have remarried.
From Faith Johnson Bishoff
CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
ABSTRACTS OF WILLS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA. AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT. WILL BOOK NO. 2.
ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. page 51
Page 283.--15th November, 1758. Barbara Wingord's bond (with Chas. Rush, Jacob Parsinger) as administratrix of John Wingord. John Vinyard, in Augusta, died 1758. His widow, Barbara Evick, remarried. The goods and chattels of the estate of the deceased John Vineyard (as spelled in the inventory list) were sold February 8, 1759. In part of the "Condition of Obligation" his name is spelled Winyard. Christopher Wingar bought a shovel and one black jacket at the sale. John was probably literate as a "parsel of old books" were sold.
I have a copy of the "Condition of this Obligation" only and the inventory lists. It is difficult reading and I am still working on it. So far I have not seen any mention of any children, but Christopher was there. I still do not know where Christopher "fits" with the family.
The Vineyards of Virginia, compiled by Wayne Adams
The Arrival Records Index shows that John Vinyard arrived in VA in 1735 (2302p229) and Abraham Vinyard arrived in America in 1753 (1222p274). Both of these names show up among the VA Vineyards.
Botetourt County, VA was formed from Augusta County 1769 (a part of Rockbridge County added later). Christian Vinyard was listed as a tithable for Rockbridge County May 1779. The part of Botetourt County where the Vineyards settled is now in Roanoke County, formed in 1838. There are many records of the Vineyard family in Botetourt County Court Records prior to the time when Roanoke County was taken from it and also quite a few secondary records relating to the Vinyards in Virginia during the late 1700's.
Kegley's Virginia Frontier, in addition to references to Christian Vineyard covered more fully in the segment of this narrative relating to him, show that Jacob and John Vineyard also had settled in the area by the 1780's or earlier:
(pg.544) In 1782 Peter Shaver and Jacob Vineyard received a deed for 205 acres on a south branch of the Roanoke River from John Bailey. (Possibly the "1787" grant identified for Peter on the map).
(pg. 531) Wm. McClenaham got 200 acres on the Roanoke from Jacob Vineyard which he had acquired in 1782.
(pg. 545) John Vineyard was granted 96 acres on the South side of the Roanoke between the lands of Alexander and Hannah (1787).
(pg. 529) "To the Alexander land had been added 96 acres granted to John Vineyard in 1787".
Seedbed of a Republic has two references to Christian Vinyard covered in that segment and also a reference:
John Vinyard is listed as one of the persons "to be considered for recruitment" in the seventeenth district, 31 Aug 1782.
The oldest child mentioned in Christian Vineyard's estate was Elizabeth, who was born in 1775, so John and Jacob were brothers of Christian. John was the ancestor of Polly Phillips who indicated that he was Christian's brother and that John married Mary Best ca. 1782 and lived in Botetourt County. I did not specifically identify estate records in Botetourt county relating to these senior members of the Vineyard clan but there was an 1822 inventory (Vol.C, pg.380) relating to a John Vineyard estate which was probably Christian's brother or a namesake.
Jacob Vineyard was listed as the father of Catherine Vineyard who married William Melling, 23 Aug 1816. Christian & Christiana didn't have a known son named Jacob.
The 1810 Census for Botetourt County listed:
Christian Vingard 02020-31110 (+1 slave
John Vinyard 10110-10100 (+1 slave
Peter Vinyard 00210-10100
Jacob Vinyard 11001-41211
Greenbriar County, now in WV, was formed in 1778 from parts of Botetourt and Montgomery Counties. The 1783-1786 tax lists for Greenbriar County list three Vinyards:
In Loudon County, North VA, across the Potomac River from Frederick Co., MD, the Tithable List for 1771 lists three Vinyards.
There were just the three "tithables" in the household (males 16 and over) and they were credited with fifteen wolf scalps. Revolutionary War Index Cards at the National Archives (#6227-6229) show that Francis Vinyard, John Vinyard and Thomas Vinyard served in Capt. John Giddis' company in the VA Militia.
I thought I would let you all see the families that I am researching in conjunction with the Vineyards Family of the Lexington Virgina Area.
The place where the Kirkham, Tollet are from is in Maryland.maybe worth checking out.??
I do not know Where the Mark Tollett who was married to Elizabeth Vineyard was married but the Tollett line came from Queen Anne's County Maryland, his Grandfather was John Tollett d. 1730 and was a Lawyer and the Kirkhams from Kirkham, Maryland.
My name is Rick Brown and I am trying to find links to The Tollets and Vineyards and the Families of the Browns of Belspring Virginia.
I finally ran across your site after devoting a whole afternoon on the Vineyard and Tollett searches and after looking over my notes on The Tolletts of Maryland.. I searched the Orrel family histories.. I could not believe that I found some same information on this Line....in your website.. with however a seemingly important link missing...
I read with sadness at first your rendition of the information sent to you in 1993 Mary Donnelly on the ancestry of Mary Orrell where you said that the link between Marcus and Mark Tollett could not be possible based on the fact that in 1751 Marcus Tollett wrote in his will that the Land in Dorchestor was to go to his Uncle Francis Orrell....( maybe there was a provisional Covenant that his mother gave him concerning the lands..?? )
anyway I would like to bring the argument up once again for the sake of posterity...
I looked again at the names in the database.. and found the Names MARRS from The same county as the Tolletts and Orrells...
Do You Know that the name MARRSfollowsthe John Tollett Line in Virginia.. Tennessee.. and all the way to Arkansas...??
Marrs family is found along with the Tolletts in the Documents of Tazewell county Virginia..and they intermarried in Arkansas as far as I recall...
anyway.. I hope you and your family open the door for the research once again on this Mark Tollett Killed by Indians on the Jackson River near natural Bridge.. as I believe he was a descenadant. of either Marcus or Possibly the obscured brother of Marcus.. John..?? Where did he go ??
Any Vineyards around the area of the families you are researching...??
hope to hear from you with Promise and good faith to put these families in their proper place..
TOLLETT, John, d. 1730 Tollett, Marcus d. 1752 Dorchester Co., Queen Anne Co., Maryland
Anyone .. can you help me or point me to someone in the counties that would look up all Indexed Tollett names for me if there are any predating 1760 especially ...
I am trying to find a link between a Marcus Tollett who was married to a Elizabeth VINEYARD..
he died cir. 1757 during an Indian Raid on Jackson's River ( James River?) Near Natural Bridge ( Lexington ) (Kerr's Creek?) Virginia.
he had only one known son Named John Tollett that was a Methodist Church Planter in the Country of Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, and Arkansaw Territories. He had one known Daughter Elizabeth.
The Vineyard Families stayed on in this area.. and many other persons were from Pennsylvania at the time, possibly some from Maryland area..
however some research supplied by Glenn Kennedy has shown some promise as the names John and Marcus Tollett are found in Maryland with a link through another family "Orrell".
Whatever help you can give would be very much appreciated.
Maryland State Archives, Wills, Dorchester Co., 1730, Liber 20, Folio 87, Microfilm SR 4414-2 #87
"In the Name of God Amen. I John Tollet of Dorchester County in the province of Maryland being very sick and weak body but perfect memory and understanding Thanks to Almighty God for the Savior do make & ordain this my last Will and Testament in . . . following this Twenty first Day of August Anno(?) Dom 1730." "I give my Soul to God and my Body to the (?) at the Discreation of my Executors and appoint Mr. Thomas Beannock and James Jarrerd and Charles Dean to be my full and Sole Executators of this my last Will & Testament in Testimony hereby I have here unto set my Hand & fixed my Seale." "Signed Sealed published & pronounced by Jno Tollet to be his last Will & Testament in the presence of Jno Kirkes, James Woolford, Wm Murray" "On the back of the foregoing Will was this written (?) September 12, 1730. (?) John Kirkes & Capt James Woolford Two of the wittnesses to the Last Will & Testament of Jno Tollet late of Dorchester County deced & (?) Oath on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God that they saw the above named John Tollet Sign & Seale & heard him publish & declare the within writing to be his last Will and Testament & at the Time of his so doing he was to the best of their Knowledge in perfect Sence & Memory of other Wittnesses Viz: Doet: Wm Murray being their present & Signed the Same."
Maryland State Archives, Inventories, Dorchester Co., 1730, Liber 16, Folio 115,116, Microfilm SR 4334 #115-116
"A true Inventory of all Singular Goods and Chattles Debts & Credits of John Tollett late of Dorchester County deceased as followeth Viz To: Law Book Intituled Cooks Reports - 1 " - " - " To: Ditto Intituled Kebles Reports 1st 2nd & 3rd Volume - 2 " 05 " - " To: Ditto Intituled Bulstrodes in 3 parts - " 15 " - " To: Ditto Intitled Wingates Reasons of the Common Law - " 12 " - " To: Ditto Entituled Herns Pleader - " 10 " - " To: Ditto Intituled ye Complete Clerk - " 08 " - " To: Ditto Intituled Swinburn on Wills & Testamt - " 08 " - " To: Ditto Intituled ye Orphans Legacy - " 08 " - " To: Ditto Intituled ye Instructers Clericolis - 1 " 04 " - " To: Ditto Intituled ye Compleat Sollicitor - " 05 " - " To: Ditto Entituled Washingtons Abridgement - 1 " " - " To: Ditto Entituled an Abridgmt of Plowdens Commentories - " 02 " 6 " To: Ditto Entituled the Law of Obligations - " 05 " - " To: Ditto Entituled Townsins Entry of Judgmts - " 04 " - " To: Ditto Entituled Wingates Abridgments of the Statutes- " 04 " - " To: Ditto Entituled Brownrose Pleadings - " 05 " - " To: Ditto Entituled Tryals of perpais - " 05 " - " To: Ditto Entituled Do jure Maritimo - " 06 " - " To: Old Do. Entituled ye Compleat Attorney & Old Book Entituled Hoders Arithmetick and Old Bible - " 02 " 6 " To: Old Ditto Entituled Brownrose 1st 62nd parts - " 06 " 6 " To: Ditto Entituled Cooks Institutes in 3 parts - " 12 " - " To: Old Do. Entituled ye Instructers Clericalis - " 10 " - " To: Ditto Entituled Nelsons Justice of ye Peace - " 06 " - " To: Ditto Entituled ye Compleat Sollicitor & Attorney - " 05 " - " To: Bound Body of Laws - " 17 " - " To: Book of Acts of Assembly - " 03 " - " To: Common Prayer Book - " 01 " - " To: Old Book Entituled ye Young mans Companion - " 01 " 6 " To: Old Pocket Book - " - " 6 " To: Old Pocket Case - " 01 " - " To: Latin Grammar - " 04 " - " To: English Dictionary - " 02 " - " To: Cotten Cap and Linnen Do. - " 03 " - " To: pair of Worn Spatter Dashes - " 06 " - " To: pair of Old Shoes & Stockings - " 03 " 6 " To: a parcell of Wearing Apparalls - 2 " 10 " - " To: 2 Old Wiggs & 1 pair of Baggs - " 09 " - " To: Wooden Box and 2 Old Chests - " 13 " - " To: Old Horse & Sadle - 1 " 05 " - " To: Old Wallet - " 01 " - " ________________________ 19 " 11 " - " We the Subscribers have appraised the above Goods to ye best of our Knowledge being first qualified According to Law so to do, Given from under our Hands and Seals this 15th Day of Nov. 1730." "Joskew Kennerly Creditor" "Thos. Howell Creditor" "Martha Orell next of Kins & no other Relatives but Minors" "A List of Debts desperato Richard Edwards his note for Five Bushells of Indian Corn 1 " - " - " Jobs. Wm Trawers 700 Wm Cullin 300 Wm Deens 200 Richard Prichard 100 Jacob Pyatt 200 Geo. Blades 100 Teames Trigoe 100 Abram Johnson 3 " 05 " 3 " Thos. Armsby 200 Chas. Thompson 100 Chas. Little 100 Revd. Thos. Thompson 300 Nicholas Rigby 100 James Manjoy 100 Evan Jones 200 Wm Spencer 100 6 " 1 " 4 " Nathaniel Rigin 108 Henry Smith 300 Jno Tomson 100 Richard Andrews 100 Thos. Alford 300 Cott. Roger Woolford 100 Cha: Goldborough 400 Josias Moor 100 Mark Noble 200 Edwd Pinders - " 04 " 6 " Wm Rawley 1 " 06 " 3 " John Sear 200 March 12, 1730 Came Thomas Brannock one of ye Executors of the Last Will & Testament of John Tollett late of Dorchester County Deceased is made Solemn Affirmation according to Law that ye within is a true & perfect Inventory of all the Goods Chattles & Credits of ye said Deceased that hath come to his Hands Possessions and Knowledge and knows no Concealments of any part of ye Said Estate by any person whatsoever, but if any Concealmt or Cause of Suspicion be made known to him he will discover it to ye Comty Generall or his Deputy for ye Time being and will likewise give an account of every part & parcel of ye Said Estate as Shall hereafter come to his Hands Possession & Knowledge." "Inv. 5 1/2 Sides" "Debt 1 1/2 Sides" "Jno. Pitt Depty Commty of Dorchester County" --
A will record was found at the Maryland State Archives, Wills, Queen Anne Co., 1752, Box 12 Folder 63, Liber 28, Folio 300, Microfilm SR 4422-1 #300.
"In the Name of God Amen the 22nd of October in the year of Our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and fifty one I Marcus Tolet in County of Queen Anns in the Province of Maryland and Being very sick and Weak in Body but of Perfect mind memory thanks be to God therefore calling unto mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing it is appointed for all man once to dye do make and order this my Last Will and Testamentthat this is to say Principally and first of all I give and Recommend my Soul into the Hands of God that gave it and for my Body I Recommend into the Earth to be Buried in a Christian Like and Decent Manner at the Discretion of my Executors nothing doubting But at General Resurrection I shall Rescue the same again by the mighty Power of God and as (?) such worldly Estates wherewith it hath Pleased God to bless me with in this Life and Devise and Dispose of the Same in the following Manner and form. Imprimis(?) it is my will and I order that in the first Place all my list of debts and funeral Charges be paid and satisfied. Item I give and Bequeath unto my Uncle Francis Orrell that Tract of Land Lying in Dorset(?) County Containing One Hundred Acres that Track of Land which he exchanged with Thomas Taylor." Marcus Tollet Witnesses Theophilus Lloyd Robert Davidgings "On the Back of the aforegoing Will was this written Queen Ann's County The 26th March 1752 Theophilus Lloyd" Maryland State Archives, Testamentary Proceedings, Queen Anne Co., 1752, Liber 35, Folio 227. "Called the 25th Day of March 1752 / Marcus Tollett his last Will and Testament" --
1727 Mary Orrell Dorchester Co. Liber 28,20
9 May 1727
The court ordered that a citation be issued against John Tollet and Mary
his wife of Queen Anne's County to show cause why they concealed the
estate of Mary Orrell, late of Dorchester County, deceased, from Joshua
Kennerly of the same county, her administrator, which issued according
by recall next court.
1727 Mary Orrell Dorchester Co. Liber 28,22
11 May 1727
Was exhibited from Dorchester County: Mary Orrell her inventory
£336.17.3 1/2 as her account by Joshua Kennerly her administrator and
from Anne Arundel County.
1727 Mary Orrell Dorchester Co. Liber 28,33
15 June 1727
The following proceedings were exhibited from Dorchester County by Capt.
John Pitt, Deputy Commissary therefore: John Orrell his administration
bond, de bonis non, by Joshua Kennerly and Thomas Brannock, his
administrator with John Stewart and Richard Pearson their sureties in
four hundred pounds sterling dated 5th June 1727.
1727 Mary Orrell Dorchester Co. Liber 28,55-56
11 July 1727
Citation having issued for and against John Tollet and Mary his wife of
Queen Anne's County to show cause why they concealed the estate of Mary
Orrell, late of Dorchester County deceased, from Joshua Kennerly of the
same county her administrator. The Sheriff of Queen Anne's County to
whom the same was directed makes no return thereof. Nevertheless the
said John Tollet by William Cummings and Edmund Jennings, Gent. his [?]
appears and the said Joshua Kennerly by William Beckingham, Gent. his
proctor also appears and it is ordered that the said Joshua Kennerly
file a libel against the said John Tollet and Mary his wife and that
they make answer thereto. And it is also ordered that attachment of
contempt be issued to the coroner of Queen Anne's County against the
Sheriff for not returning the receipt after which issued accordingly be
recalled next court.
1727 Mary Orrell Dorchester Co. Liber 28,86
11 September 1727
Joshua Kennerly, admiistrator of Mary Orrell vs. John Tollet and Mary
Tollet his wife.
Petition in this cause persuant to a rule of last court the complainant
files his petition against the defendants. Also in this cause
attachment having issued against the Sheriff of Queen Anne's County for
not returning a receipt of citation to him direct against the defendants
the coroner of Queen Anne's County to whom the same was directed makes
return thereof endorsed.
Attached: Thomas Jones, Coroner
Thereupon Mr. William Hemsley the aforesaid Sheriff appears and is by
his honour the Judge excused from his contempt or further process for
that the said receipt miscarried.
Richard A. Brown jr.
Hey Reb, Thanx for forwarding the information...
I think it is important to bring to your attention once again the fact that the Orrell, Durdin, Kirkham, Tollett, and Marrs lines are all family connected.
in issue # 31 Ancestry of the wife of Francis Orrell Son of John Orrell Sr. you point out that the William Kirkham family is related by marriage to the Francis Orrell Family by Delilah KIRKHAM Orrell.
Remember that Marcus Tollett gave up the family lands in Dorchester to Uncle Francis Orrell.
The William Kirkham family had a son named Robert Kirkham who died in 1749 Augusta County.
The Kirkham Lands of Robert Kirkham were located somewhere around present day Lexington, Virginia. Woods Creek, North (Maury) River, Kerr's Creek, Natural Bridge. ?? I am still searching..
"Abraham Brown was born either in Scotland or Ireland about 1700/10. When he died is unknown, but we believe it was near present day Lexington, Virginia in the Wood's Creek Area of Borden's Grant when it was part of Orange County. Abraham is possibly buried near Hall's Meeting House on Whistle Creek, two miles west of Lexington. At that time the area was known as the Forks of the James River. He married Margaret, whose parentage is unknown, in Scotland or Ireland. She was born about 1700 in Scotland or Ireland and died at the Forks of the James near Lexington, Virginia in what was part Augusta County. Abraham and Margaret Brown landed at Philadelphia with their son Abraham in 1735 according to old family Bible records and notes. Soon they migrated with a large group of Scots Covenanters down the "Indian Road" on the west side of the Appalachian Mountains to Bordon's Grant in present day Rockbridge County. They settled on the southern part of the grant next to the Kirkham's land. They were in the area from 1735 or 1736 but the deed for the land was not obtained until 17 or 18 years later in 1754. The deed was apparently put in the name of his son Abraham and his wife, Margaret Kirkham."
This Margaret Kirkham was daughter of Robert Kirkham, a niece of the Delilah KIRKHAM Orrell, Wife of Francis Orrell, Uncle of Marcus Tollett.
Abraham Brown and Margaret Kirkham settled on New River Lands in Montgomery (Present day Pulaski) County, Belspring, Virginia. But seemingly may Have moved back to the Lexington Area before Abraham Died, leaving his Children to farm the lands in Belspring.
John Tollett was in the same part of Augusta County with Margaret Kirkham Brown and married Abraham Brown's daughter Margaret Brown.
John Tollett later moved to Tazewell County area and was named in the Petitions with John Vineyard, and Marrs family members to form a new County. Named as a Justice at the beginning of the County in 1800, with James Brown. Brother in Law. They had lands adjacent to each other in Belspring area.John Tollett wa a Methodist Church Planter.Going to Georgia for a time earlier than 1800 with Brother in Law Robert Brown to start the Beavedam Church in Elbert Co. Georgia.John Tollett would later still move to Tennesse for a time the beginning of the Tennessee Tolletts
The Mark Tollett killed in July 1757 at Natural Bridge on Jackson's River was one of many many pioneers tht lost their lives to the native warriors during the French and Indian Wars. He was married to an Elizabeth VINEYARD. John Tollett was Mark Tolletts Son, who Married Margaret Brown.
The Tolletts and Vineyards are repeated in my Brown Line Through connection to McIntosh, Tollett and Kirkham.
A John Winyard (Vineyard ) Was killed at Kerr's Creek, Big Spring ( Natural Bridge Area, Near present day Lexington 1778) near the same location as the Brown's and the Kirkham's Lands. aprox 2 Miles. behind VMI. off of the Midland Trail US Route 60.
Christopher Vineyard was located in the same vicinity and the names surrounding him Richard Guthry to be specific is found later on in Belspring Virginia with the Brown's, John Tollett, and George Vineyard (son of Christopher Vineyard)
also, noted .. Marrs name ...the lists of those killed in 1757 at the same ime of Mark Tollett was a John Moorrs family Killed and wife and 5 children captured (Marrs??)
FYI:Note: North River is the now Maury River ( some say that the Draper's Meadow massacre occured here in Present day Lexington City Surroundings but the notes from the Historical society just put down North River every where the William Preston Papers had put the notation (N. River) for New River. He entered both North River and also the N. River which leaves to argue that there were seperate places or he would have made a clearer choice.?)
North River, Jackson River, Cowpasture River, Forks of the James ( Kerr's Creek, Whistle Creek Woods Creek, west of Lexington, Virginia) are all in the same location at the South Western location of Augusta County at that time..
Futher south New River, Draper's Meadow, Vause Fort was around Blacksburg Christiansburg Area.
Holston's River was in the Tazewell County Area south to Bristol, Virginia, Tennessee.
FROM STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF WISCONSIN. 1754--Robert Foyles, his wife and 5 children, at Monongalia, killed. October, Stephen Lyon, at Holston's River, killed; John Goldman, at Holston's River, killed; Benjamin Harrison, at Holston's River, killed; _____ Burk, at Holston's River, prisoner escaped. 1755, May 3d.--Mary Baker, at Holston's River, wounded. June 18th, Saml. Stalnacker, at Holston's River, prisoner escaped; Saml. Hydon, at Holston's River, escaped; Adam Stalnaker, at Holston's River, killed; Mrs. Stalnaker, at Holston's River, killed; a servant man, at Holston's River, killed; Mathias Counie, at Holston's River, killed. June 19th, Muheal Honch (Houck), at Holston's River, killed. July 3d, James McFarland, at North River, killed; John Bingeman, at North River, killed; Mrs. Bingeman, at North River, killed; Adam Bingeman, at North River, killed; John Cook, at North River, killed; Henry Zin, at North River, killed; a young child, at North River, killed; Nathaniel Welshire, at North River, wounded; Dutch Jacob and his wife, at North River, prisoner escaped; Frederick Stern, at North River, wounded; Mrs. Bingeman, Jr., at North River, wounded; Mrs. Davies, at North River, wounded; Isaac Freeland, his wife, and 5 children, at North River, prisoners; Bingeman's son and daughter and a stranger, at North River, wounded. July 12th, Lieut. Wright and 2 soldiers, at Reed Creek, killed.
July 30th, Col. James Patton, at North River, killed; Casper Barrier, at North River, killed; Mrs. Draper and one child, at North River, killed; James Cull, at North River, wounded; Mrs. English and Her children, at North River, prisoners escaped; Mrs. Draper, Jr., at North River, prisoner escaped; Henry Leonard, at North River, prisoner escaped.(all of N. River, New RiverDraper's Meadow Massacre)
August 12th, Morrice Griffith, at Vauses, prisoner escaped; Henry Baughman, at Green Brier, killed; John Couse and his father-in-law, at Green Brier, killed; Walter Fishpough, at Green Brier, killed; George White, at Green Brier, killed; Old Christopher, at Green Brier, killed; Mrs. Consler, at Green Brier, killed; an old man, his wife, and a schoolmaster, at Green Brier, killed. September, John Thomas, at Green Brier, killed; Mrs. Fishpough and 5 children, at Green Brier, prisoners; Consler's daughter and Mrs. Ineny, at Green Brier, killed; Corporal Bennett, at Green Brier, killed; 2 girls called Landsisco, at South Branch, prisoners. 1756, February.--Robt. Looney and a Dutchman, at Reed Creek, killed. March, John Lee, killed; Michael Mates, killed; Patrick Smith, killed; 510 Moses Man, prisoner; Vallentine Harman, at North River, killed; Jacob Harman and one son, at North River, killed; Andrew Moses, at North River, killed. June 25th, Thomas Davies, at Roanoke, prisoner escaped; Capt. John Smith, at Ft. Vanse, prisoner returned; Peter Looney, at Ft. Vanse, prisoner escaped; Wm. Bratton, at Ft. Vanse, prisoner returned; Joseph Smith, at Ft. Vanse, prisoner; Wm. Pepper, at Ft. Vanse, prisoner; Mrs. Vanscher and 2 daughters, a negro, and 2 young Indians and a man servant, at Ft. Vanse, prisoner; Ican Medley and 2 daughters, at Ft. Vanse, prisoner; James Bell, at Ft. Vanse, prisoner; Christopher Hicks at Ft. Vanse, prisoner; _____ Cole, at Ft. Vanse, prisoner; _____ Graham, at Ft. Vanse, prisoner; Benj. Davies, at Ft. Vanse, prisoner; Lieut. John Smith, at Ft. Vanse, killed; John Tracey, at Ft. Vanse, killed; John English, at Fort Vanse, killed; Mrs. Mary English, at Fort Vanse prisoner; Wm. Robinson, at Fort Vanse, wounded; Tho. Robinson, at Ft. Vanse wounded; Saml. Robinson, at Ft. Vanse, wounded; Robt. Pepper, at Fort Vanse, wounded. September 11th-12th, Ensign Madison, at Jackson River, killed. September 13th-14th, Nicholas Carpenter, at Jackson River, killed; _____ Fry, at Jackson River, killed; Steven Sowel, at Jackson River, killed; James Mais, at Jackson River, killed; James Montgomery, at Jackson River, killed; Nicholas Nut, at Jackson River, killed; John Bird, at Jackson River, killed; George Kinkead, at Jackson River, killed; Mrs. Boyl, at Jackson River, killed; 3 Parsinger children, at Jackson River, killed; Joseph Swobe, at Jackson River, wounded; _____Willson, at Jackson River, wounded; 5 children belonging to Charles Boyl, at Jackson River, prisoners; David Galloway, at Jackson River, prisoner escaped; Mrs. McConell, at Jackson River, prisoner escaped; Joseph Carpenter, at Jackson River, prisoner escaped; Mrs. Bird and 6 children, at Jackson River, prisoners; Mrs. Kinkead and 3 children, at Jackson River, prisoners; Mrs. Parsinger and 2 children, at Jackson River, prisoners; 5 Carpenter children, at Jackson River, prisoners; Saml. Brown, a boy, at Jackson River, prisoners; _____ Swobe, a boy, at Jackson River, prisoners; John Robinson, at Vonse, killed; John Walker, at Vonse, prisoner. 1757 February.--Six children of Jacob Peters, at South Branch, prisoner, 1 escaped. March, Wm. Bradshaw and son, at Craig's Creek, prisoner. May 14th, And. Arnold, at Jackson River, killed; Henry Lawless at Jackson River, killed. May 16th,
John Moor, at Cowpasture, killed; Mrs. Moor and 5 children, at Cowpasture, prisoner;(Marr?? Kin to Kirkham, Tollett, Orrell??)
George Neese and 2 sons_ at South Branch, prisoner; _____ Shudie, at South Branch, killed; Henry Lawrence, at South Branch, killed; Michael Freeze and wife, at South Branch, killed.
July, Mark Tallet, (Tollett) at Jackson River, killed; a servant man, Jackson River, prisoner; James Allen, at Jackson River, wounded; Swobe, at Jackson River, wounded. July 25th, Robert Renick, at Forks of James River, killed; Thomas Moor, at Forks of James River, killed; Mrs Renick and 7 children, at Forks of James River, prisoners; Mrs. Denis, at Forks of James River, prisoner; John Crawford, Jr., at Craig's Creek, killed; John Alex. Crawford, at Craig's Creek, wounded; Sergeant Henry, at Fort Dinwiddie, killed; James Stuart, at Cowpasture, killed; James Stuart, Jr., at Cowpasture, prisoner; James McClung and 2 children named Cantwell at Cowpasture, prisoner. October, James McFerrin, at Catowba, killed; Wm. McFerrin, at Catowba, prisoner. November, 3 Dutch people, at Brooks Gap, 2 prisoners, 1 killed. 511 1758, January.--John States, at Brooks Gap, killed; Abm. Merchant, at Brooks Gap, killed; Wm. Ward, a boy, at Ft. Dinwiddie, prisoner; a soldier of Capt. Woodward, at Roanoke; a servant man of Bryans, at Roanoke. March 19th, Wm. Clepole, at Brooks, killed; Peter Moser, at South Branch, killed; Nicholas Frank, at South Branch, killed; John Coonrod, at South Branch, killed; John Cunningham, at South Branch, killed; 2 persons, names forgotten, at South Branch, prisoners. March, Geo. Moses, at South Branch, wounded; Adam Harper, at South Branch, wounded; a servant man and maid and one child, at Cowpasture, one killed and two prisoners. March 20th, James Gatlive, at Roanoke, killed; Joseph Love, at Roanoke, killed; Wm. Love, at Roanoke, killed; servant maid and child, at Roanoke, prisoners; _____ Snodgrass, a girl, at Catawba, prisoner. April 24th, John McCreery, Jr., at Cowpasture, prisoner; Wm. McCreery, Jr., at Cowpasture, prisoner; Capt. James Dunlap, at South Branch, killed; Josiah Wilson, at South Branch, killed; John Hutcheson, at South Branch, killed; Thos. Caddon, at South Branch, killed; Henry McCullom, at South Branch, killed; John Wright, at South Branch, killed; Thos. Smith, at South Branch, killed; Ro. McNully, at South Branch, killed; Wm. Elliott, at South Branch, killed; Mrs. Elliott, at South Branch, killed; Ludwick Falck and wife, at South Branch, killed; Adam Little, at South Branch, killed; _____ Brock, at South Branch, killed; John Ramsey, at South Branch, killed; Wm. Burk, at South Branch, killed; _____ Reeney, at South Branch, killed; Wm. Woods, at South Branch, killed; John McCully, at South Branch, killed; Thos. Searl, at South Branch, killed; James Gill, at South Branch, killed; John Guy and a stranger, at South Branch, killed. April 28th, Capt. Sybert with 16 persons not known, at South Branch; 24 prisoners at the same place missing, at South Branch, prisoners. May, Moses Moor, at Jackson River, prisoner. 512
In the 1790 Census at ancestry.com
there is in Donegal township three Vinegar's
Does anyone have information on these people?
Also familar names I noted were
and more but I recall a will of a Henry Vinyard
thought perhaps this is the same Henry and
wondered if this Christian Sr. and Jr. could be Faith's?
Hey Deb I am on that same branch of the tree right now as weel .. I am looking for any and all information of the Donegal Lancaster Branch of families .. this is were I believe my Abraham Brown came from through Philadelphia... Presbyterian ...
I noticed the Bell
and Campbell names right away as well...
they were in the Kerr's Creek District, Wood's Creek area of present day Lexington as well as the Brown's Kirkham's Vineyards Tolletts....and they are also found in the lower Montgomery Coutny Pulaski County area of Virginia...
anothe lead that I found...
The Paxton name is Big in Lexington,
the Paxton's came to the same area of Wood's creek around the same journey or before..cir. 1745..
Paxton/Paxonare found in Lancaster county as well..
the Robert Kirkham father of my Margaret KIRKHAM Brown was the grandson of William Kirkham and Alice Paxon/ Paxton...
Roberts father was James Kirkham..
On 2 January 1738 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Henry Paxon (brother to Alice Paxon) devised to his nephew, James Kirkham, the elder, 350 acres of land that was to go to James' five children.
According to Louise Donnelly, Robert traveled to Philadelphia, planning to settle on his father's land. Instead, he joined the group heading for Benjamin Borden's Grant in western Virginia.
I would love to see copies transcriptions of Benjamin Borden Land entries for His Grants....
From Index to Fincastle Courthouse, Botetourt County, Virginia Marriage Records.
Martain (Martin Wingart)
I am sorry I did not record the Marriages at this time I must go back...I ran out of time...
but, I do have a listing of marriages from Botetourt County MarriagesWOMEN
Ann Vineyard & Jacob Kefauver 25 Dec. 1818; daughter Christian Vineyard deceased, late of this county bondsman Nickolas Vineyard who testified age of bride as over 21.
Ann Vineyard & David Wilson 6 Aug 1825;bondsman Christian Vineyard, Father
Catharine Vineyard & William Melling 23 Aug 1816; bondsman Jacob Vineyard, father min- JOhn Helms- 23 Jul 1816.
Cathrine Vineyard & William Stewart 24 Dec. 1816; daughter Christian Vineyard deceased bondsman George Short Nicholas Vineyard testified Cathrine over 21 min- John Helms- 24 dec. 1816
Elizabeth Vineyard & James Bryan 28 Dec 1793; bondsman Christian Vineyard wit. Henry Bowyer (Clerk of Court)
Sarah Vineyard & John Hammon 23 Apr 1824; daughter Jacob Vineyard bondsman Samuel Vineyard wit- Solomon Harmon min- Joel Crumpacker- 25 April 1824
Cassy Vinyard & Jacob G Sperry 20 May 1841; son David Cassy ward of David Sperry bondsman Lewis H Averett who testified age of Bride as over 21 min - Stephen Smith 25 May 1841
Eliza Jane Vinyard & Zedekiah Wilson 4 Sep 1831; bondsman Christian Vinyard, father.
Margaret Vinyard & Samuel Richardson 26 jan 1829 Bondsman Christian Vinyard, father.
Sally Vinyard & Benjamin Hinkle 12 Aug 1823; bondsman Jacob Gharst min- Joel Crumpacker- 20 aug 1823.
Adam Vineyard & Betsey Baker 27 March 1806; Adam Vineyard & Elizabeth Baker bondsman William Woodcock William McDermid Testified he saw Robert Baker, father, sign consent con- Robert Baker, Father - 26 Mar 1806 wit William McDermid & William Woodcock Min- John Helms 27 Mar 1806.
Christian Vineyard & Elizabeth Gish 15 Dec 1817; daughter Jacob bondsman AbrahamGish who testified age of bride as over 21 min John Helms 16 Dec 1817
Nicholas Vineyard & Margaret Thrasher 25 Nov 1816; bondsman Fredrick Thrasher, father min Samuel Mitchell (Meth.) 26 Nov 1816.
Peter Vineyard & Lucy Richardson 22 Aug 1808; bondsman Robert Richardson, father.
William Vineyard & Rebecca Horn 16 Dec 1811 bondsman Benjamin Horn con - Charles Horn, father - Dec 1811 wit - Abraham Vineyard , James Tate & Benjamin Horn.
Christian Vinyard & Elizabeth Britz 14 May 1798; Bondsman John Britz wit - William Hite con Adam Britz , father 14 May 1798 wit Jacob Hartman & John Britz min - Edward Mitchell( Meth.)
- list dated 16 Jul 1798.
Henry Vinyard& Magdalene France 8 Oct 1822; min- Joel Crumpacker.
John Vinyard & Sarah Shaver 12 Mar 1821; Bondsman Andrew Shaver, gdn. min- Joel Crumpacker - 13 mar 1821.
Deed Book A pg. 187Rockbridge County Courthouse..June 23, 2003Transcribed by Richard Brown Jr. with all spelling as written.
( date of transferApril 22, 1811date of Record.. October 5, 1812 )
This indenture made this twenty second day of April in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight Hundred and eleven between George Vinyard and Mary his wife of the county Montgomery and State of Virginia of the one part and Mary Kelly of the county of Rockbridge and state aforesaid of the other Part, Witnesseth that that said George Vinyard and Mary his wife for and in consideration of the sum of onethousand dollars to them in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath sold and by these presents do bargain and sell unto the said Mary Kelly and her heirs their undivided third part of a tract of Land in the county of Rockbridge whereon Christian Vinyard died seezd (?) containing by patton (?) Two Hundred and seventy acres when taking off ninety acres for John Miller’s part of said tract and bounded as follows (viz) by James River the lands of William Campbell Joseph Gilmore and others to have and to hold to the said Mary Kelly and to Her heirs their undivided third part of said tract of land with all its appertinences forever and George Vinyard and Mary his wife doth covenant for themselves and their heirs that they will warrant and defend their claim of said tract of land from the claims of all persons whatever to the said Mary Kelly and her heirs forever in witness whereof we the said George Vinyard and Mary his wife have hereunto set our hands and sealed the day and year above written signed and sealed in the presents of
Jo. Cloyd,George Vineyard
George WaskeySamuel Braford
At Rockbridge Court Dec 2 nd 1811
A Deed of Bargain and sale from George Vineyard + Mary his wife to Mary Kelly was proved in court by the Oath of Christian Waskey + George Waskey and continued for further proof.
A Copy AttestA ReidClk
And At Rockbridge county court October 5th 1812.
This deed from George Vinyard + Mary his Wife to Mary Kelly was farther proved in court by Joseph Cloyd and ordered to be recorded.