Person:Esther Waite (2)

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Esther Waite
b.ABT 1735
d.24 November 1783 Augusta County, Virginia
  • F.  Waite (add)
m. Est. 1720-1732
  1. James Waite, of Stover's Mill Creek, Augusta County, VAEst 1725-1737 - Bef 1781
  2. Esther WaiteABT 1735 - 1783
  3. Agnes Nancy 'Ann' Waite1738 - 1828
  • HJohn Taylor1731 - Bef 1772
  • WEsther WaiteABT 1735 - 1783
m. ABT 1753/54
  1. Sarah Taylorabt 1754 -
  2. John Taylorabt 1755 -
  3. Eleanor 'Ellinor' Taylorabt 1756 -
  4. Archibald Taylorabt 1757 -
  5. James Taylorabt 1759 -
  6. Catherine Taylorabt 1760 - aft 1815
  7. Joseph Taylorabt 1761 -
  8. William Taylorabt 1763 -
  9. Margaret Taylorabt 1764 - abt 1830
  10. Frances Taylorabt 1767 -
  11. Esther Taylorabt 1769 -
  12. Jonathan Taylorabt 1771 -
m. aft. May 1773
Facts and Events
Name Esther Waite
Gender Female
Birth? ABT 1735
Marriage ABT 1753/54 to John Taylor
Marriage aft. May 1773 Virginiato John Stephenson, of Stover's Mill Creek and Shenandoah River
Death[1] 24 November 1783 Augusta County, Virginia

Esther Waite was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Virginia

Land Grant Surveys in Virginia:


  • Page 25 - Esther Stephenson, executrix of John Taylor, 230 acres by virtue of an entry made January 10, 1771. (Massanutten Springs). January 14, 1783. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 105].
  • Page 46 - Ester Stephenson, executrix of John Taylor, deceased, 184 acres, between two tracts of her own land. May 24, 1785. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 113]. (Note: these land grants provide key pieces of evidence to prove that Esther had married both John Taylor and John Stephenson, who both had died prior to this date. Since Esther was a widow, she was able to acquire land on her own


Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records: (unless otherwise listed)


  • Vol. 2 - Page 417--Will of James Waits dated 9th October, 1771. Wife, Catherine; devisees, John Taylor's (and Esther, his wife) children, among them Sarah and Catherine. Recorded in Rockingham, 20th September, 1781. (Note: it appears that James Waite named his possible sister, Esther, and Esther's [then] husband, John Taylor, in his will).
  • Page 60 - James Diver, 66 acres, both sides of Timber Ridge. Adjoining Esther Stephenson, Joseph Retherford, Robert Cravens. March 18, 1786. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 117].

Possible parentage of Esther Waite

Esther Waite is thought to be a possible sister of James Waite, who acquired land in "Stover's Mill Creek" in Augusta County, Virginia. Some researchers believe that Esther was a daughter of James Waite, but there does not appear to be enough of an age difference between the two for James to be her father; additional research is necessary to determine what the exact relationship was between them.

References
  1. Ancestry.com/Ancestry Family Trees: Public Members Trees.