m. 6 April 1732
m. Abt. 1754
Facts and Events
Isaiah Vansant was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of Isaiah Vansant in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
Information on Isaiah Vansant
58. ISAIAH5 VAN ZANDT, JR. (ISAIAH4 VANSANT, JACOBUS3 VAN SANDT, GERRET STOFFELSE2 VANSANT, CHRISTOFFEL1) was born April 12, 1733 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and died August 08, 1789 in Green County, Tennessee (?). He married (1) MARIE GUYON Abt. 1754, daughter of JACQUES GUYON and MARY HOLMES. She was born Abt. 1736 in STATEN ISLAND, RICHMOND, NY, and died Aft. February 08, 1772. He married (2) MARGARET THOMPSON August 11, 1782 in Botetourt Co., Virgina, daughter of THOMAS THOMPSON and UNKNOWN WIFE. She was born WFT Est. 1733-1763 in Augusta Co., Virginia.
Notes for ISAIAH VAN ZANDT, JR.: [Global HAL.FTW]
NOTES AND COMMENTS: MOVED FROM PENN TO VIRGINIA, TN. POSSIBLE SON, DAVID. BORN BUCKS CO., PA. DIED, GREENE CO., TN.
SOURCE: THE VAN ZANDTS IN AMERICA @ < http://home.pacifier.com/~vansandt/index.html>
ISAIAH VAN SANT JR 1733-1789 OVERVIEW:
By The Time Of Isaiah Van Sant Jrs Generation, The Western Movement Had Been From The Coastal Regions Of The Atlantic Seaboard. With The Curtailment Of Indian Uprisings Undertaken With Treaties And The French & Indian Wars The British Had Established Control Over A Vast Eastern Region. The Ohio River Country Was In This Movement, While The French Had Control Over The Middle Part Of The Country With Established Settlements In The St Louis Area And The Mississippi River Region.
The United States Had Their Revolution, With The 13 Colonies (States) Breaking British Rule. Migration By The Americans Was Westward Where We Find Isaiah Van Sant Jr In The Western Part Of Virginia In The Botetourt County Area.
Isaiah Van Sant Sr, As Mentioned In His Section And Although Born 20 Years Earlier To Father Isaiah Van Sant Jr In 1733 Lived To Within One Year Of Isaiah Vs Jr, And Had Experienced Similar Historic Conditions As Isaiah Jr. Isaiah Sr Lived His Whole Life In The Bucks Co. Pa Area, While Isaiah Jr Moved To A New Community In Western Virginia - Which Is Not Too Surprising As Many Van Sandt's Had The Moving Urge Over The Years To New Parts Of The United States. Why Isaiah Jr Moved Is Not Recorded As Isaiah Sr's Other Children Appeared To Have Stayed In The Bucks Co. Pa. Area.
Isaiah Van Sant Jr Was The Eldest Son On Isaiah Sr And Charity (Van Horn) Van Sant. He Was Born April 12, 1733 At Bucks Co. Pa. And He Died On August 28, 1789 In Greene Co, N.C. [Later To Be Known As Tenn.]. No Record Was Found Of His First Marriage, Other Than Being Listed In The "History Of Bucks Co, P.A." As The Son Of Isaiah Van Sant Sr. The Earliest Record Of Isaiah Jr. Was A Deed, Dated Nov 9 1759 In Middletown Township, To Isaiah Van Sant From John Cawley. As This Tract Was Not Mentioned In Isaiah Sr's Will, It Is Presumed This Was Isaiah Jr. There Was No Record Of Sale Later By Isaiah.
The Next Record Of Isaiah Jr Was A Pension Application By Margaret, Widow Of Elisha Van Sant, Second Son Of Isaiah Jr In Which She Stated That Elisha Had Substituted For His Father Isaiah Van Sant, When His Father Was Drafted Into The Virginia Line Of The Continental Army In Botetourt Co. Virginia In 1780. Also, Isaiah Jr's Eldest Son, Elijah, Was, According To The "List Of Rev. War Soldiers In Virginia", Virginia State Library, And On The Rolls Of Botetourt Co. Virginia In 1777.
The Next Record Of Isaiah Van Sant Jr. Was His Second Marriage On Aug. 2, 1782 At Botetourt Co., Virginia To A Margaret Thompson Of Augusta Co., Virginia, The Daughter Of Thomas Thompson. We Also Find In Vol. Iii, On Page 352 In The "Records Of Augusta Co, Va' An Item Dated Aug. 18, 1784: "Isaiah Van Sant And Margaret Of Botetourt Co To Zachariah Johnston. Thomas Thompson, Son And Heir Of John Thompson, Deceased, Conveyed 200 Acres To His Brother, Robert, And 213 Acres To His Brother, James, But Not The Heirs Who Sold To Z. Johnston, But The Title Being Faulty, Title Became Invested By Descent In Said Margaret, Daughter And Only Heir Of Thomas Thompson". The Lack Of Records In Bucks Co, Pa. Of Isaiah Van Sant Jr Is Probably Due To Him Leaving There At An Early Date And Possibly Moving Into What Was Then French Territory And Adjoining Colonial Va [Botetourt Co Was Near The Line]. This Possibility Is Somewhat Enhanced By The Fact That, In Later Years, Isaiah's Grandson, Isaiah, Told His Children That His Father, Joshua Vanzant Was Born In France. To Those People, "France" And "French Territory" Were Probably One And The Same.
Isaiah Jr May Also Have Been An Itinerant Frontier Trader And Minister Attending To The Needs Of, [And Profiting There From] The Frontier Colonists And Friendly Indians On The Territorial Borders. This Is Somewhat Borne Out By The Fact That All The Children Of His First Family Had Biblical Names. Some Sons And Many Descendants Were Ministers - Mostly Methodist.
There Is No Record Of Isaiah Jr Buying Or Selling Land In Botetourt Co Or Adjoining Counties. Although He Was On The Botetourt Co Tax List In 1782. Isaiah Van Sant, Jr Witnessed And Secured The Marriage Of John Wilson On The Same Date Of His Own Marriage Which Was Witnessed And Secured By John Wilson - Evidently A Double Wedding. The Last Record We Have Of Isaiah Jr In Botetourt Co Was When He Signed As Witness And Security To His Daughter Sarah's Wedding On Oct 21, 1786.
Isaiah Jr Married Maria Guyon, His First Wife, In Bucks Co, Pa. Ca 1754-55, As His First Son, Elijah,Was Born In 1756. His Second Marriage Was To Margaret Thompson, The Daughter Of Thomas Thompson, On Aug 11, 1782 In Botetourt Co, Va. Little Is Known About The First Wife, Maria, As To Death Or Burial Location. Genealogical Records Have Come To Light Recently That She Was Born On Staten Island, Richmond, Ny, The Daughter Of Jacques And Mary(Holmes) Guyon.
Isaiah Jr Had Moved With Some Friends, John Wilson, John Lescollet And Samuel Hutchinson, To The State Of Franklin, A Small Section Of North Carolina That Included Greene Co, Which Had Seceded From North Carolina And That Had Proclaimed Themselves To Be A Separate State In 1788. They Were Not Accepted As A State, So Returned To Nc. In 1788 And In 1790, They Became A Part Of Tennessee.
In 1790, A Transaction Was Recorded When Isaiah Jr. Purchased Two North Carliana Land Grants, No. 2402 For 356 Acres And No. 2435 For 585 Acres, All On Cove Creek On The South Side Of The Nolichucky River. The Dates Of The Sale Are Not Recorded.
Isaiah Jr. Evidently Engaged In Business In A Big Way For, At The Time Of His Death In 1789, He Had Listed In His Will, In Addition To The Large Acreage, A Mill And An Iron Mine In Partnership With James Perch, And Some Sort Of Business Concerning Rifles, Guns, Etc. It Appears That They Were Mining And Smelting Iron Ore And Manufacturing Arms For The New State. Isaiah's Friends John Wilson, John Lescollet, And Samuel Hutchinson Had Bought Land Nearby.
Children of ISAIAH VAN ZANDT and MARIE GUYON are:
Children of ISAIAH VAN ZANDT and MARGARET THOMPSON are: