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Henry Cartmill, of the Cowpasture and Purgatory Creek, Augusta County, VA
m. Abt. 1710
  1. John Cartmill, of the Cowpasture, Augusta County, VAAbt 1710 - bef 1773
  2. Henry Cartmill, of the Cowpasture and Purgatory Creek, Augusta County, VAAbt 1716 - 1786
  3. Thomas Cartmill1720 - 1780
  4. Nathaniel Cartmell, of Frederick County, VA1725 - 1795
  5. Edward Cartmellabt 1729 -
  • HHenry Cartmill, of the Cowpasture and Purgatory Creek, Augusta County, VAAbt 1716 - 1786
  • WUnknown UnknownAbt 1720 - BEF 1786
m. 4 December 1745
  1. James CartmillABT 1740 - ABT 1810
  2. Daughter Cartmill1742-1755 -
  3. Margaret 'Peggy' CartmillEst 1742-1747 -
  4. Elizabeth CartmellABT 1742 -
  5. Capt. John B. CartmillABT 1750 - 1838
  6. Thomas CartmillABT 1752 - ABT 1783
  7. Henry CartmillABT 1754 - 1838
  8. Daughter CartmillABT 1758 -
  • HHenry Cartmill, of the Cowpasture and Purgatory Creek, Augusta County, VAAbt 1716 - 1786
  • WMary LooneyEst 1756-1768 -
m. 3 July 1786
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Name Henry Cartmill, of the Cowpasture and Purgatory Creek, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? Abt. 1716 Newlin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Alt Marriage BEF 1740 prob. Chester County, Pennsylvaniato Unknown Unknown
Marriage 4 December 1745 Chester County, Pennsylvaniato Unknown Unknown
Marriage 3 July 1786 Botetourt County, Virginiato Mary Looney
Death? 4 Sep 1786 Buchanan, On The James River, Botetourt County, Virginia

Henry Cartmill was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 155.--2d March, 1768. James ( ) Carr and Mary ( ), of Bedford County, to Henry Cartmill, £60, 120 acres patented to James 10th September, 1767, on Purgatory Creek. Teste: Walter Stewart. Sent to Henry Cartmill, October, 1773. (Note: Purgatory Creek is a tributary of the James River).

Land Grant Surveys in Virginia:

  • Page 114 - Henry Cartmill, 25 acres, Purgatory Mountain, Forks of the James River. April 20, 1768. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 41].

Processioning List of 1767/68

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
  • Page 450.--1767-68: Processioned by Wm. McElhenny and Paul Whitley: For Samuel Walker, John Maxfield, Wm. McClenachan, David Cloid, Edley Paul, James Cloid, William Hall, Christian Vingard, John Bouers, John Logan, Benj. Estill, Wm. McElhenny, Henry Bouns (Bonns), Henry Cartmel, Samuel Gibson, James Bates, Paul Whitley, Jonathan Whitley, Wm. Logan. Processioned by John Pall, John Lyle: For John Keys, John Parks, Robert Caruthers, Roger Keys, Jno. Paul, John Hays, Thomas Willson, David Williamson, Jno. Boid, Thomas Boid, Walter Smiley, Jno. Clemans, James McClung, Wm. Alexander, John Lusk, James Ritchey, Jno. Sloan, Joseph Alexander. Processioned by James Hugart: For Charles Donelly, Jno. Cartmill, Robert Stewart, Thomas Galespie, Jno. McCashling, Mary Moore, James McCay, Wm. McCay, Ralph Laferty, John Galespie, James Hugart.


Will Abstract

Cartmell, Henry - Will probate Feb. 13, 1787.
Names wife, Mary, and children: Henry, Jr., John, and James.
Sons-in-law James Green, William Patterson, James Huston and Robert Stewart and Robert's son Henry.
[Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 54].


Records of Henry Cartmill in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's: (unless otherwise listed)


  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 22, 1753. - (419) David Robinson, qualified Lieut. of Foot; John Cunningham, qualified Lieut. of Foot; Henry Cartwright, qualified Ensign of Foot; Joseph Langdon, qualified Captain of Foot; James McKemy, qualified Ensign of Foot; Thomas Langdon, qualified Lieut. of Foot; Cornelius Ruddle, qualified Capn. of Horse and Foot. (Note: this reference MAY refer to Henry Cartmill, unclear if there was a Cartwright family in Augusta County at that time).
  • Page 237.--14th March, 1758. James Stewart's appraisement, by Ralph Laverty, James McCoy, Henry Cartmell.
  • Page 217.--20th March, 1763. Thomas Peerie's will: (Mark ): To wife Mary; to son John; to daughter Elizabeth; to children, Margaret, Agness, Thomas, George, William, Robert and Mary. Teste: Moses Williams, Henry Cartmill. Proved, 15th February, 1763, by the witnesses. Mary qualifies (her mark ), with James Young, James Peerie.
  • Page 270.--23d June, 1763. Robt. Bratton's settlement of estate of James Dunlap, approved and recorded--Paid Hugh Wardlaw, Ro. Lusk, Lettice Breckinridge, Joseph Wahob (Wauchut), Jas. Simpson, Thos. Gillespy, Jos. Mays, Henry Cartmill, James Means, David Dryden, Jas. Burnsides, Thos. Vance, Archd. Clendenning, Lawrence Huntsman, Thos. Thompson, John Low. Received from Capt. Christian, being arrears due Capt. Dunlap. Received from Capt. Hog, due for pay. Received from George Jameson. Received from Capt. Hog, account of James Ramsey.
  • Page 327.--22d March, 1764. James Stewart's appraisement (by James McCoy, Henry Cartmill, Ralph Laverty). Recorded.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 17, 1767. - (344) 120 acres of Henry Cartmill added to tithables. Added to tithables: Saml. Ferguson, John Peary and Hugh Allen.
  • Land Grant Survey: Page 159 - Edward Green, 94 acres, Forks of the James River. Adjoining his own land, Henry Cartmill, Maxwell. December 9, 1769. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 57].

Information on Henry Cartmill

From Cartmill Family DNA site: http://www.cartmill-genealogy.com/dna.html

HENRY CARTMILL I (1716-1786)

Henry Cartmill I Born about 1716. Died 1786 in Botetourt, VA. Wife's name 'y per Henry's 1786 will. Henry married Mary Luny/Loony shortly before he died and Mary was a second or third wife. Henry's children would have been from a former unknown wife. Henry Cartmill was in Chester County, PA (Newlin Township) for the 1750-1753 tax list. Moved from Chester County, PA to Augusta County, VA about 1755-1756. Henry's son Lt. Henry Cartmill in his 1832 Am Rev pension application. Lived near John Cartmill (probably a brother) on the Cowpasture River for about ten years (1755-1765). Moved to the James River Forks Area of Botetourt County about 1766 and settled on Purgatory Creek. The area in Botetourt in which Henry settled is near'#8217;s town of Buchanan, about 20-30 miles due south of the area on the Cowpasture River where he had previously lived.
Henry died in Botetourt County in 1786 and left a will naming his wife Mary, sons James, John and Henry, Jr. the youngest. Four sons-in-law were named but the daughters' names were not given in the will. There was probably a fifth son who was not named in the will, Thomas, who died around 1783, before Henry wrote his will.
Henry Cartmill I of Botetourt County appears to have had the following eight children:
1. James Cartmill - born about 1740. Died about 1810 in Cabell County, WV. Married Margaret about 1760. Moved to the Bluestone River area of Montgomery County, VA about 1780. The area in which James settled was about 75 miles SW of Botetourt County. James was given 30 pounds when his father died in 1786. After James' father died in 1786, James returned to Botetourt County for about 5 years (1786-1791). James kept his property on the Bluestone River though and around 1791-1792 James returned there. The area of Montgomery County in which James settled became Wythe County in 1790 and then Tazewell County in 1800. Between 1800 and 1810 James and his three sons, John, Thomas and Henry sold their properties in Tazewell County and moved NW into Cabell County, WV. Descendants of these families lived in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia in areas close to where KY, OH and WV converge.
2. Female Cartmill - birthdate unknown, name unknown. Married to Robert Stewart. In Henry Cartmill's will, Henry gave 5 shillings to his "son-in-law Robert Stewart" and 5 pounds to his "grandson Henry Stewart". (Note: other sources indicate that Robert Stewart married Elizabeth Cartmill)
3. Elizabeth Cartmill (s/b Margaret 'Peggy' Cartmill, based upon other sources) - birthdate unknown. Married to James Green. Elizabeth's name comes from Green family researchers. In Henry Cartmill's will, Henry gave 20 pounds to his "son-in-law James Green".
4. Female Cartmill - birthdate unknown. Married to William Patterson. In Henry Cartmill's will, Henry gave 12 pounds to his "son-in-law William Patterson".
5. Captain John B. Cartmill - born about 1750. Died 1838 in Lafayette County, MO. Married twice; 1st to Anne Skillern about 1769 and 2nd to Sarah Wallace about 1783. John inherited 200 acres in Botetourt County when his father Henry died in 1786. Lived in Botetourt County up to 1811. Left Botetourt County around 1811 at the age of 61, apparently to stay close to his children who had started moving west. Moved first to Kanawah County, WV where his sons David and Henry lived, then to Bedford County, TN in the fall of 1819. Bought 168 acres in Bedford County, TN from son-in-law Robert Wallace September 30th, 1819. Sold his property in Bedford County, TN in 1828 and 1829 and moved with a large family group to Lafayette County, Missouri in the fall of 1829 at the age of 79. John died in Lafayette County, MO in 1838 at the age of 88. Captain John Cartmill left no will but there was a probate of his estate in 1846 and several children can be identified through the probate records.
6. Thomas Cartmill - born about 1752. Died about 1783. Apparently died young. Not many records regarding this Thomas Cartmill - no deeds, no will, no tax records. There are a few references to a Thomas Cartmill of Botetourt though, as opposed to the Thomas Cartmill (son of John Cartmill) of the Cowpasture area.
There were apparently two Thomas Cartmills about the same age. One Thomas living in Augusta County (son of John Cartmill) and a second Thomas living in Botetourt County (son of Henry Cartmill). There are two Thomas Cartmills on the Muster rolls for Dunmore's war in 1774, one from Augusta County and a second from Bedford County (Bedford County is next to Botetourt County). In the book "Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution" two Thomas Cartmills are also listed; Thomas Cartmill, an ensign from Augusta County (1781) and Captain Thomas Cartmill from Botetourt (1780). The same book has the notation "Lt. Thomas Cartmill and Captain John Cartmill were sons of Henry Cartmill". Thomas Cartmill of Botetourt County was not included in his father's will of 1786 indicating Henry's son Thomas, if there was a son named Thomas, died between 1780 and 1786.
7. Lt. Henry Cartmill - born about 1754 in Chester County, PA. Died 1841 in Botetourt County, VA. Married Sarah Anderson 27 May 1776 in Botetourt County, VA. Lived out his life in Botetourt County, VA. In 1831 Lt. Henry and his children signed a Quit Claim Deed relinquishing all interest in some property once owned by his in-laws, the Andersons. Lt. Henry applied for an Am Rev Pension in 1832. Lt. Henry wrote his will in 1838 naming his surviving children at the time. Lt. Henry died in 1841, three years after he wrote his will. Lt. Henry Cartmill is listed on the 1840 census and on the census page he is listed as an Am Rev Pensioner, age 86. Lt. Henry Cartmill's sons never married and the Cartmill name disappeared from Botetourt County, VA when the last two sons died in 1858.
8. Female Cartmill - born about 1758. Married to James Huston/Houston.
In Henry Cartmill's will, Henry gave 5 pounds to his "son-in-law James Huston".