Person:David Caruthers (2)

David Caruthers
b.est. abt. 1750
d.bef. 27 May 1816 Augusta County, Virginia
m. ABT 1738
  1. James CaruthersABT 1739 - bef 1800
  2. Andrew Caruthers1738/39 - 1826
  3. John 'Jockey John' CaruthersEst 1740-1747 -
  4. Sarah Caruthersabt 1746 -
  5. David Caruthersest 1750 - bef 1816
  • HDavid Caruthersest 1750 - bef 1816
  • WElizabeth Jacksonabt 1763 - BET 1830 AND 1840
m. 18 March 1786
  1. James Carothers1786-1796 - 1846
  2. Jean Carothers1786-1796 -
  3. John Caruthers1793 - 1880
  4. Jane Caruthers
  5. Rachel P Caruthers1805 - 1882
  6. Margaret Caruthers
Facts and Events
Name David Caruthers
Alt Name David Carothers
Gender Male
Birth? est. abt. 1750
Marriage 18 March 1786 Augusta County, Virginiato Elizabeth Jackson
Alt Marriage 18 MAR 1786 Virginia, USAto Elizabeth Jackson
Will[2] 25 MAY 1810 Augusta, Virginia, USA
Alt Death[1] BEF 26 MAY 1816 date will proved/
Death? bef. 27 May 1816 Augusta County, Virginia

David Carothers (Caruthers) was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Image:CaruthersDavidBeverleySE.jpg

David Caruther's land (Beverley Manor SE, 200 acres, 1773) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.


Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 107.--18th August, 1773. Beverley to David Karethers, corner James Karithers. (Note: this land appears to be the same tract shown on the J.R. Hildebrand Map of Beverley Manor, shown above. James Caruthers is suspected to be the brother of David).


Will of David Carothers

  • Page 164.--25th May, 1810. David Caruthers' will--To wife, Elizabeth; sons, James and John; oldest daughter, Jean; daughters. Executors, wife, Samuel Jackson. Proved, 27th May, 1816. Best refuses to qualify. Others qualify.


Transcribed Will:

Will of David Caruthers dated May 25, 1810, states he is of Augusta Co Virginia. Gives to wife Elizabeth 1/3 of Real & personal estate as long as she remains my widow.
To my sons James & John, the plantation I now live on equally & authorizes James to sell farm near Middlebrook that Saml Jackson lives on & money to be divided among my daughters as their necessities require & as they come of age.
To my oldest daughter, Jean, certain houses & other daughters to be provided for as wife thinks best.
Appoints wife Elizabeth, Samuel Jackson & James Bert Exrs.
Signed David Caruthers (seal) Attest Robert Scott Wm Engart, Peggy (her mark) Jackson & Samuel Jackson.
Proven May 27, 1816

Records of David Carothers in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County, VA - 1786--March 14, David Coruthers (Caruthers) and Elizabeth Jackson, daughter of David Jackson.
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage in Augusta County - 1786, By Rev. Archibald Scott: March 18th, David Caruthers and Elizabeth Jackson.

From Scots-Irish in Va.-Vol-2: David Caruthers filed a marriage bond to Elizabeth Jackson, dau of David Jackson on 14 March 1786.

From Virginia Marriages to 1800: David Caruthers married Elizabeth Jackson on 18 March 1786 in Augusta County, Virginia.

From Virginia Bond, Marriage, Probate Records 1639-1850: The will of David Caruthers dated 25 May 1810 in Augusta County, Virginia mentions wife Elizabeth, sons John and James and oldest daughter Jean. Book WB12-164 Prove Date 27 May 1816

From his obituary John Caruthers was born in Augusta County, Virginia 4 July 1793.

Therefore, we know that David of Augusta County, Virginia had a son named John sometime after 1786. We know that our John was born 4 Jul 1793 in Augusta County, Virginia. But is there any information to show that they are the same person?

After studying Census and Tax lists for Augusta County (details follow) it would appear that there were at most two Caruthers families in Augusta County-The David Caruthers family and the Thomas Caruthers family. We do not see another John as a head of household. Therefore, it would appear likely that there was only one John in Augusta County during this time period.

1790 US Census: Unfortunately the Virginia census records for this year is missing. A reconstructed Tax list for 1790 http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ shows David Caruthers in Augusta County.

1800 US Census: Unfortunately the Virginia census records for this year is missing. A reconstructed Tax list for 1800 http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ shows David Caruthers in Augusta County and Thomas Caruthers in Augusta County.

1810 US Census: David Caruthers in Augusta and Thomas Careathers in Augusta

1820 US Census: Elizabeth Caruthers in Stanton, Augusta County and John Careathers in Waynesboro, Augusta County. (1 male 26-44 and 1 female 26-44 is consistent with his just marrying Nancy Brown earlier in 1820.)

The date of birth of all David's children is not known. However David's will shows two sons, the eldest born 1786 and one eldest daughter, Jean, birth unknown. He mentions the other daughters would receive bequests as they come of age. Which would imply they were born after 1794, as the will is dated 1810. So, if James was the oldest child, David's birth date was probably 1766 or before. Which means he was aged at least 50 or more when he died in 1816. This would change to an older age if Jean was the oldest child or if he had started having children later in life.

References
  1. Lyman Chalkley. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement of Virginia, Page 164. vol 3.

    25th May, 1810. David Caruthers' will--To wife, Elizabeth;
    sons, James and John; oldest daughter, Jean; daughters. Executors, wife,
    Samuel Jackson. Proved, 27th May, 1816. Best refuses to qualify.
    Others qualify.

  2. File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by:
    Lynn Beatty klbeatty@npgcable.com June 3, 2009, 9:28 am

    Source: Josiah V. Thompson Journals, Vol. 10
    Written: May 25, 1810
    Recorded: May 27, 1816

    Augusta Co Va Court House Staunton Va Aug 21, 1923
    Will Book 12 Page 164
    Will of David Caruthers dated May 25, 1810, states he is of Augusta Co
    Va. Gives to wife Elizabeth 1/3 of Real & personal estate as long as she
    remains my widow. To my sons James & John, the plantation I now live on
    equally & authorizes James to sell farm near Middlebrook that Saml Jackson
    lives on & money to be divided among my daughters as their necessities require
    & as they come of age.
    To my oldest daughter, Jean, certain houses & other daughters to be provided
    for as wife thinks best.
    Appoints wife Elizabeth, Samuel Jackson & James Bert Exrs. Signed David
    Caruthers (seal) Attest Robert Scott Wm Engart, Peggy (her mark) Jackson &
    Samuel Jackson. Proven May 27, 1816

    File at: http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/augusta/wills/caruther464gwl.txt