m. Bef. 1723
m. bef. 1758
Facts and Events
Hugh Kelso was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Hugh Kelso's land (Borden Tract NW, 100 acres, acquired from his father-in-law James Walker in two transactions: 74 acres in 1763 and 26 acres in 1771) 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.
Will of Hugh Kelso
Hugh Kelso’s will, youngest son of John and Polly Kelso, written in 1809, probated in 1813, will Book No 3, page 539
In The name of God, Amen
I, Hugh Kelso of the County of Rockbridge in the State of Virginia, being of sound mind and memory, but considering the mortality of my body and that is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this as my last will and testament in the manner and form following viz, I will and order that all my debts be paid and all debts due me collected by my Executors (hereafter mentioned) and as touching what worldly estate it hath pleased God to bless me with , I will dispose in the following manner:
Item, I bequeath unto Mary my well beloved wife the plantaion I now live on with my slaves Jim and Fanny, my stock and farming utensilsand kitchen furniture during her natural life and after my said wife is deceased, I bequeath the same unto my son Walker Kelso to him, his heirs and assigns.
Item, I also bequeath unto my said wife my beds with their furniture and the household and cupboard furniture and to be at her disposal.
Item I bequeath unto my son Joseph Kelso the plantation that he now lives on in the calf pasture to him, his heirs and assigns.
Item I bequeath unto my son William Kelso the Negro boy named Lewas and now in his possesion.
Item I bequeath unto my sons James, Charles, Hugh and John the sums of one dollar each and the like sum to each of my daughters, Peggy Walker, Betsy Culton, and Kitty Walker- they having received their part before this date.
Item I bequeath unto my son Walker Kelso two small surveys of Mountain land that I have between the place that I now live on and the North mountain to him, his heirs and assigns, also my still and vessels.
I do hereby constitute and appoint John Walker and Hugh Stuart sole executors of this my last will and testament and do revoke and disannul all other wills and testaments by me hereto made declaring and establishing this to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty-first day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred nine.
Hugh Kelso (Seal)
Signed and sealed in prescence of
At Rockbridge County Court April 5th, 1813.
The last will and testament of Hugh Kelso was produced in court by the Exors therein named and proved by Andrew Finley and continued for furthur proof
A Copy Attest
Aw. Reid Cw. C.R.C
And at Rockbridge County Court, June 1, 1813
The last will and Testament of Hugh Kelso deceased was this day farther proved in court by Hugh Weir a second witness thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Records of Hugh Kelso in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
Information on Hugh Kelso
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/rockbridge/bios/bio-k.txt Perhaps a descendant of Hugh Kelso:
HUGH KELSO-born in Rockbridge county, August 5, 1805, has passed the years of his life in the county of his birth, and resides with his brother, Ewing Kelso, who is a farmer of Walkers Creek district, where he has 150 acres under cultivation. Hugh Kelso was a son of Joseph and Martha (Allen) Kelso, now many years dead, and he married Mary Margaret, daughter of William and Sarah Ann (Larew) Glendy. She was born in Augusta county, became his wife in Rockbridge county on Christmas Day, 1860, and died April 10?, 1871, leaving him with three of the five children of their union, two having preceded her to the land of rest. These children were: William L, born November 12, 1861, died May 7, 1863; Ellie W., born November 3, 1868; John R., January 29, 1865; Joseph S., June 18, 1866; Bethe Belle, born December 7, 1869, died March 31,1871. Hugh Kelso's postoffice address is Goshen Rockbridge county, Virginia.
Source: Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia (NY, Richmond, and Toledo: H. H. Hardesty and Company Publishers, 1884).
Transcribed and submitted by: "Marilyn B. Headley" <mjbh@@ix.netcom.com>, 1997