Facts and Events
Gilbert Christian was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - OCTOBER, 1784. - Israel Christian vs. Gilbert Christian, son of Major Wm. Christian, deceased.--Writ, 2d October 1784. Not found.
Will of Gilbert Christian
- In the name of God amen I Gilbert Christian of the county of Hopkins and state of Kentucky being sick in body but perfect in mind & memory do make and ordain this my last will & testimony in the manner and form following to wit: I give my soul to God who gave it and my body to be buried in a Christian and decent manner at the discretion of my executors and as to my worldly goods I give and bequeth in the manner following.
- First I order all my just and lawful debts to be paid and do leave to my beloved wife Lucy her living off the land her lifetime and to have the benefit & management of all the negroes that belong to my estate with all the household and kitchen furniture and at her death the one half of the land I now live on including the improvement and my negro man Charles with all my stock of horses cattle hogs and sheep farming tools household and kitchen furniture with all that I now possess I give and bequeth to my son Gilbert Christian and he is to pay to each of my three daughters to wit: Patsey, Lucy and Parmelia one horse and one saddle each to be worth seventy dollars at trade rates. Patsey Guiler to have her horse and saddle one year from this date, Lucy to have one horse & saddle in three years from this date and Parmelia one horse and saddle in five years from this date and Charlotte and her offspring to be equally divided at my wife's death between my four daughters to wit: Sally Neely, Patsey Guiler, and Lucy and Parmelia Christian and the other half of my land I do give and bequeth to my son Benjamin if he ever returns home if not my son Gilbert is to have the whole of the land and I do allow my son Gilbert to pay the state price of all the land & if ever Benjamin comes home he is to pay back to Gilbert the state price of his part and I do allow my two daughters Lucy and Parmelia one bed and furniture apiece when they marry.
- And I do order and constitute my son Gilbert Christian and Philemon Richards to be my whole and sole executors of this my last will & testament.
- Given under my hand & seal this 6th day of August 1812.
- (Signature) Gilbert Christian
- Witesses Present: E. Givens, William Owen
- Hopkins Court November County Court 1812
- This instrument of writing was this day produced in court and proven to be the last will and testament of Gilbert Christian deceased by the oaths of Eliezer Givens & William Owen subscribing _____thereto & ordered to be recorded.
- A copy Att Sam Woodson Clk
Gilbert Israel Christian [Parents] was born in 1747 in Augusta, Virginia. He died in 1796 in Hopkins County, Kentucky. He married Lucy Richards in 1761/1788.
Lucy Richards [Parents] was born in 1730/1755. She died in 1773/1843. She married Gilbert Israel Christian in 1761/1788.