d.Bef. August 1814 Haw Creek Township, Shelby County, Kentucky
m. bef. 1733
m. Bef. 1759
Facts and Events
Abraham Hempenstall was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
Processioning List of 1767-68
Will of Abraham Haptonstall
Abraham Haptonstall died in Shelby Co., KY in 1814. His will was signed 15 April 1814 and proven in August County Court 1814. Will Book 3 Pages 172-173
Records in Augusta County, VA
Records in Greenbrier County, VA
Information on Abraham Hempenstall
ABRAHAM HAPTONSTALL TIME LINE
by Mary L. Lamp
I am researching Abraham Haptonstall/Hoptonstall/Hempenstall, will proven August 1814 in Shelby County, KY.
Time line and migration of Abraham Haptonstall
1694 Orange Co., NY - Three brothers John, Isaac and Abraham Haptonstall came from Copenhagen, Denmark to Orange County, NY. John and Isaac in 1692 and Abraham in Haptonstall in 1694. (Source - Bacon and Allied Families by J. Dean Bacon)
1761 Orange Co., NY - Haptonstall/Hapinstall, Abraham (Jr.), S32032, NY Line, appl. 6 Apr 1761 in Orange County, NY & he lived there at enl. & in 1779 moved to NJ for 18 mths. then returned to NY & in Nov 1783 moved to Greenbrier County, VA & in 1800 moved to Woodford County, KY & in Sept. 1801 moved to Greenbrier County, VA * in Oct. 1816 moved to Gallia County, OH & he applied there 24 Apr. 1833, on 12 Jan 1843 he stated he lived with a son-in-law (not named) in Knox County, IL. (Source Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files)
Hempenstall, Abraham - came from NJ. 1. Abraham --s. 2. Hannah* m. Eli B. Wilson 3. Elizabeth m. James Wilson 4. Jemima m. Samuel Blagg (Source page 381 HISTORY OF HIGHLAND COUNTY VIRGINIA - by Oren Morton)
1766 Augusta Co., VA - 19th August, 1766. James Trimble, of Greenspring, and Sarah, his wife, of Augusta County, to Abraham Haplenstall, £10.15, 140 acres on head of South Fork of Black Thorn, a branch of South Branch of Potomac, corner George Wilson's land. Teste: John Paxton, Wm. Mathew, Wm. Alexander. Delivered: Abraham Heplenstall. March Court, 1774. (Source Chronicles of the Scotch Irish In Virginia by Chalkley)
(Source Chronicles of the Scotch Irish in Virginia by Chalkley) Historic Europeans (1750s - 1860s)
According to Collins, the first voyage past the Falls of the Ohio was accomplished by Col. Richard Taylor, Hancock Taylor, Abraham Haptonstall and an unknown Barbour who left Pittsburgh and traveled to the mouth of the Yazoo river and eventually to New Orleans in 1769 (Collins 1874, Vol. I:16 and Collins 1874, Vol. II:358). On 8 July 1773 Capt. Thomas Bullitt, assisted by Col. James Harrod, John Smith, Isaac Hite, Abraham Haptonstall, James Douglas, Ebenezer Severns, John Fitzpatrick, and "others" came to the area. Apparently, the first camp was on a shoal above Sand Island. On 3 August 1773 they were joined by Handcock Taylor, Matthew Bracken, and Jacob Drennon. These two surveying parties were surveying warrants for Lord Dunmore (Governor of Virginia). These warrants extended from the mouth of the Salt River to Bullitt's Lick (near Shepherdsville) and north toward the present site of Louisville. In August of 1773 Capt. Bullitt laid out the town of Louisville (Collins 1874, Vol. I:17 and Vol II:358). Apparently, the land around the Falls of the Ohio, composed of 4000 acres (Casseday 1852:22), were patented and owned by John Campbell and Dr. John Connally (Casseday 1852:21). Connally was apparently the nephew of Colonel [William] Croghan and Lord Dunmore (ibid.).
1773 KY - With Bullitt's surveying party in 1773 were James Douglas, James Harrod, James Sodousky, Isaac Hite, Abraham Haptonstall, Ebenezer Severns, John Fitzpatrick, John Cowan, --prominent names in later Kentucky history, --and possibly others. (Source CHRONICLES OF BORDER WARFARE, by Alexander Scott Withers.
1773 - Surveying in Kentucky. "Both Taylor and his companion, Abraham Heponstall, were familiar with the area as they had journeyed from McAfee's camp to the Falls in 1773." (Source THE FINCASTLE SURVEYORS IN THE BLUEGRASS, 1774 - BY Neal O. Hammon)
"Botetourt Co., VA: Its men 1770-1777" by Charles T. Burton. Burton had prepared an index to the tithable lists (list of adult white males) for the above years. He listed the following: List numbers Name of tithable 50, 57 Hempinstall, Abram Explanation of list numbers List 50- year: 1774; pages: 125-6; type: deliquent list; location: whole county List 57- year: 1774; pages: 140-2; type: tax list; taken by: Geo. Skillern; location: Big Levels, Sink Hole, etc. (Received from Steve Zaruff - "mailto:sjz@Sprintmail.com" - 22 Aug 2001) Big Levels became part of Greenbrier County, VA - Ref. Greenbrier Deed Book 1 pgs 489-491 - Abe Sr. and Abe Jr.
1774 JULY 29 - Hancock Taylor's Will - Item I Give and Bequeath to my Friend Abraham Haptonstall & his Heirs & assigns forever One Thousand Acres Land purchsed of Alexander Waugh. Item I Give and Bequeath to my cousin Willis Lee & his heirs & assigns forever Five hundred acres of Land purchased of Alexander Waugh. Item I Give and Bequeath to Willis Lee and Abraham Haptonstall and their Heirs and Assigns forever Two third parts of all my Lands Lying on the Western Waters except Five hundred Acres purchased of Alexander Waugh, also the same proportion of the different Sums of money due me for Surveying Chain carrying and Looking out Lands. Lastly I do nominate and appoint Willis Lee and Abraham Haptonstall Executors to this my Last Will and Testament. In Witness where of I have here unto Set my hand and Seal this Twenty ninth day of July 1774. Signed & Sealed In presence of Hancock Taylor (LS) John Green Jr & John Bell After all my just Debts are paid my Will is that all my Estate should be Equally divided Between my Brothers Zachariah & Richard Taylor and my Sister Betsy Bell and do appoint Zachariah Taylor & Thomas Bell Executors to this part of my Will JGreen, John Bell Hancock Taylor (LS)
1775 - Abraham married Mary Babb Wilson, widow of Capt. Samuel Wilson of Augusta County, VA. 1775-- page 16, Mary Willson, (married?), Hempenstall, (March), recording Willson's Inventory; (Source Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish in VA by Chalkley)
1778 - APRIL 20, 1778. Joseph Gum, Lieutenant, and Abraham Hempenstall, Ensign, qualified. (Source Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish in VA by Chalkley)
1782-1786 Greenbrier Co., VA - Hempenstall, Ebram Sr. and Hempenstall, Ebram Jr. (Source HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1790 - PUBLISHED BY Genealogical Publishing Company 1970)
1783 Fayette Co., KY - KHS Vol. #19 - Orig. Survey #4647 - Hamptonstall, Abraham 1000 acres S. Fk. Elkhorn, Fayette County, Survey Date 11-20-1783, Bk 6 Pg. 9, Abraham Haptonstall and Heirs, Grant Date 12-15-17
1785, _____ __--By Saml. Shannon, V. D. M.: March 29th, Elizabeth Hempenstall m. James Wilson*
( Source - CHRONICLES OF THE SCOTCH-IRISH SETTLEMENT OF VIRGINIA; Vol 2, pp 340 - 349 by Lyman Chalkley)
Pendleton County, (W)VA - Will 26 June 1802 William Wilson "son James" and Wilson Family Bible).
1785 Greenbrier Co., VA - 2 Dec 1785 - 630 acres on the North fork of
Howards Creek adj. the land of John Dixen. Grants W, 1786 p. 357
1786 Greenbrier Co., VA - 3 Jan 1786 - Abraham Hempenstall enter 892 acres of land by State Warrent for 3147.5 acres, No. 11861, dated 1782, per order from Alex. Welch, to join his right of settlement on Greenbrier above John Anderson's. (Source LAND ENTRY BOOK GREENBRIER CO., (W)VA transcription by Helen S. Stinson)
1788 March 29 Greenbrier Co., Va - William Hamilton & Ruth his wife Plts Abraham Haptonstall & Mary his wife Defts. Suit regarding share of undevised estate "Negro Cuff." 1789 June 18 - The following Supersedeas -- "Command you to give notice to the said William Hamilton and Ruth his wife that they be before our Judges afore said High Court of Chancery at the Capitol in the City of Richmond on the first day of the next term then and there to have one hearing of the whole matter in the decree afore said contained" etc. (Source - KHS - Abraham Haptonstall Documents)
SEPTEMBER 15, 1789 Mary Hempenstall, late Mary Wilson, executrix of Samuel Wilson. (source Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish in VA by Chalkley)
1792 Woodford Co., KY - Book B, Apr. 28, 1792 Abraham Haptonstall of Greenbrier Co., VA,deed to Jacob Coplinger of Woodford Co., (Ky). Mary, wife of Abrm. Haptonstall, shown by following deed. (Source KENTUCKY COURT AND OTHER RECORDS VOL. II From Original Court Entries - Genealogical Publishing Company 1984)
1793 - 1 July 1793. Abraham and Mary Hempenstall to William Willson. 112 acres on water of Bullpasture, no adjoiners names. Consideration 100 lb. VA. Signed Abraham Hempenstall, Mary Hempenstall. Witnesses: none. Acknowledged by both in court, 1 July 1793. Recorded: 1:252-254. (Source Pendleton County (W)VA Deedbook Records)
1794 - Abraham Haptonstall and Mary his wife of Greenbrier and State of Virginia deed to Jacob Skiles, a tract or parcel of Land lying Kenhawa County on Morris' Creek, a branch of the great Kenawa, containing three hundred and thirty acres. (Scource original deed held by University of Tennessee Libraries - Special Collections)
1802 - Return of Abraham Haptinstall & Sally Pigg the Rites of Marriage performed December 2d 1802. Certified by me William Williams. (Source - Harrison County, KY Court Record)
1804 March 15th - Woodford County, KY - Peter Kerns Pltf va Abraham Haptonstall Defdt. Abraham Haptonstall shall or cause to be made to the Sd Peter on or before 10th. day of April next ensueing a good & sufficient title to Sd land by General Warranty then this obligation to be void else to remain in full force. (Source KHS - Abraham Haptonstall Documents)
1806-1807 - Business associate of William Berry Taylor. Abraham's journal "Informations of Taylor & Haptonstalls Business." (Source KHS - Abraham Haptonstall Documents)
1806 May 16 - Jefferson County, KY - Abraham Haptonstall regarding survey of Hugh Morris. (Source - KHS - Abraham Haptonstall Documents)
1814 - Will of Abraham Haptonstall was proved Shelby County Sct August County Court 1814.
Death Location: Louisville, Oldham, KY,Burial Cmt/Loc: Spring Hill, Oldham County, KY U.S.A., (Taylor Family Cemetery) (Source - The Register of the KHS, Frankfort, KY. May, 1920, Vol 18, No. 53. "Spring Hill," Oldham County, KY. The Home of Major William Berry Taylor by a Great-Granddaughter, Alice Elizabeth Trabue.
From Ancestry.com post:
Subject: [HAPTONSTALL] Haptonstall Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 20:28:24 -0800
Surname: Haptonstall, Babb, Wilson
It would certainly help all if you would use some dates in your postings. First of all which Abraham are you talking about having come from NJ with wife Mary? I have not ever seen any information about Abraham b 1735 ever haveing been in NJ. Abraham b. 1759-61 was in N.J according to his pension papers for 18 months. Abraham b. 1735 did not marry Mary Babb Wilson until 1775, a year after her husband died at war in 1774. 1. James Wilson (son of William) married Elizabeth Hempenstall(Haptonstall) 29 March 1785 2. Elibab Wilson (son of Mary and Samuel) married Hannah Hempenstall(Haptonstall) 22 Oct 1788. 3. Samuel Blagg married Jemima Hempenstall (Haptonstall) in 1795.
In 1766-1767 Hancock Taylor was in Greenbrier County Va with Abraham Haptonstall b. 1735. In 1769-1771 Abraham Haptonstall b. 1735 was with Hancock Taylor surveying the Western country. On Sept 10th 1768 Elizabeth Haptonstall was born. In 1768 Abraham Haptonstall b 1735 secured 112 acres of land from William and Mary Wilson on New Found Creek. Witness in Augusta County court. Does any one have proof of the name of the father of Elizabeth Haptonstall b. 1768. Does any one know where Abraham Haptonstall b. 1735 was at during the year 1768? According to my records Hannah Haptonstall was the daughter of Isaac Haptonstall according to a consent to marry dated in 1788 and signed by Isaac Haptonstall. Jemima could very possiable be the daughter of Abraham b 1735 and Mary Babb Wilson. Right time frame.
>From Morton's History of Highland County pg. 381 Hempenstall, Abraham - came from N.J. (w. Mary) 1 Abraham - s 2 Hannah - m. Eli B. Wilson 3 Elizabeth - m. James Wilson 4 Jemima - m. Samuel Blagg This same exact listing was also found in EXTINCT FAMIIES only on page 377.