Person:Abraham Bess (1)

Abraham Bess
b.abt. 1730/33
d.bef. 21 May 1765 Augusta County, Virginia
m. abt. 1752
  1. James Best1753 - 1831
  2. Francis Bestabt 1760/66 - 1820
  3. Mary Bestest 1765-1775 -
  4. Isabella Bestabt 1770 -
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Name Abraham Bess
Alt Name Abraham Best
Alt Name Abraham Biss
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1730/33
Marriage abt. 1752 to Isabella Unknown
Death? bef. 21 May 1765 Augusta County, Virginia

Abraham Bess/Best was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 40.--12th November, 1762. James Johnston to Abraham Bess, £30, 108 acres on waters of Catawba, part of 230 patented to James, 7th August, 1761.

Will of Abraham Bess/Best

  • Page 394.--27th August, 1764. Abraham Bess's (Biss) will--To son James, infant, 131 acres adjoining James Johnson; to eldest daughter Margaret, infant; to eldest of surviving children at Margaret's death; tract in Forks of James to be sold. Wife Isabell Biss, executrix. Teste: Joseph Cloyd, Wm. Beard, Jno. Bradley. Proved, 21st May, 1765, by Cloyd and Beard. Isabella qualifies (her mark ), with Jno. Smith, David Mitchell.