Person:Benjamin Stuart (1)

Benjamin Stuart
m. Abt. 1720
  1. Eleanor Stuart1722-1727 - 1802
  2. Thomas Stuart, I1722 - bef 1789
  3. Maj. Alexander StuartABT 1735 - 1822
  4. Benjamin Stuartabt 1737 - 1808
  • HBenjamin Stuartabt 1737 - 1808
  • WEleanor Tate1747 - 1801
m. abt 1770
  1. James Stuart1765-1782 -
  2. Benjamin Stuart1765-1784 -
  3. Elizabeth "Betsy" Stuart1765-1782 -
  4. Sarah "Sally" Stuart1765-1782 -
  5. Mary "Polly" Stuart1769 - 1842
  6. Bettie StuartEst 1770 -
  7. Maj. Archibald Stuart1777 - 1849
  8. John StuartABT 1784 -
  9. Nancy StuartABT 1787 -
Facts and Events
Name Benjamin Stuart
Gender Male
Birth? abt 1737 Chester County, Pennsylvania
Other[3] 5 Sep 1759 Augusta County, Virginianamed in Will of Archibald Stuart, father
Marriage abt 1770 prob. Augusta County, Virginiato Eleanor Tate
Will[3] 3 Dec 1808 Augusta, Virginia, United States
Death[1] 12 Dec 1808 Augusta County, Virginia
Probate[3] 26 Dec 1808 Augusta, Virginia, United States
Burial[5] Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Augusta, Virginia, United States

Benjamin Stuart was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Research Notes

  • Note: Different abstracts of Benjamin Stuart's will show different information. Need to get a verified copy of his will4, if possible, to check for errors.
  1. Wilson, Howard McKnight. The Tinkling Spring, headwater of freedom: a study of the church and her people, 1732-1952. (Fishersville, Virginia: Tinkling Spring and Hermitage Presbyterian Churches, 1954), 467, Secondary quality.
  2.   Family Recorded, in Waddell, Joseph A. (Joseph Addison). Annals of Augusta County, Virginia: with reminiscences illustrative of the vicissitudes of its pioneer settlers biographical sketches of citizens locally prominent, and of those who have founded families in the southern and western states : a diary of the war, 1861-'5, and a chapter on reconstruction by Joseph Addison Waddell. (Staunton, Virginia: C.R. Caldwell, 1902), 462, Secondary quality.

    III. Benjamin Stuart, whose children were — ...
    [cos1776 Note: Many researchers cite this source as if it contains a lot of information on Benjamin Stuart, but this is all there is!]

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Will Abstract of Benjamin Stuart, in Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County, 1745-1800. (Rosslyn, Virginia: The Commonwealth Printing Company, 1912-1913 in Three Volumes), 3:233, Secondary quality.

    [Augusta County Will Book 10]
    Page 222 - - 3rd December, 1808. Benjamin Stuart's will - - To son, Archibald; son, John (lot in Waynesboro); son-in-law, George Hutcheson; son, Benjamin (infant); to daughter Nancy (land in Tazewell County on head of Loral Fork of Wolf Creek); to daughters, Polly, Betsy, Sally, Nancy; to three married daughters, Polly McClung, Betsy Hutcheson, Sally Diddle. Executors, Robert Stuart, Andrew Fulton, son Archibald Stuart, son-in-law Geo. Hutcheson. Teste: Alex. Hall, James Diddle, James McCord, Jno. Alexander. Proved, 26th December, 1808. Executors qualify (except George).

  4.   Will Transcript of Benjamin Stuart, in Augusta County, Virginia Will Book, 10:222.

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  5. Grave Recorded, in Find A Grave, Secondary quality.

    [No headstone photo as of Dec 2015.]