Person:Jacob Bear (5)

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Jacob Bear
b.15 November 1724
m. bef. 1724
  1. Jacob Bear1724 - 1780
  2. John Bearabt 1731 -
m. BEF 1755
  1. Anna Barbara Bear1750/51 - 1828
  2. Catherine BearABT 1755 -
  3. Anna Maria Bear1757 - 1824
  4. Adam BearABT 1759 -
  5. Jacob BearABT 1761 -
  6. Henry BearABT 1765 -
  7. Christina BearABT 1765 -
  8. Elizabeth BearABT 1767 -
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Name Jacob Bear
Gender Male
Birth? 15 November 1724
Marriage BEF 1755 to Anna Barbara Miller
Death? 12 February 1780 Bear Lithia Spring, Rockingham County, Virginia
Alt Death? 12 February 1783 Bear Lithia Spring, Rockingham County, Virginia

Jacob Bear 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 823.--28th September 1764. Adam Miller to Jacob Bear, £300, 280 acres whereon Adam now lives, purchased by him from Joseph Bloodworth and he from Jacob Stover, part of tract of 820 acres, on Shanandore River; corner Eastes land; corner Henry Miller's land, including an island in river. Delivered: Jacob Bear, May, 1769. (Note: Adam Miller was Jacob Bear's father-in-law).
  • Page 824.---29th April, 1764. Jacob Bear, yeoman, to Adam Miller, mortgage, £200. conveys above.
  • Page 200 - Jacob Bear, 72 acres, Shenandoah River. Mentioned David Frazer, the Great Road. June 5, 1772. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 72].
  • Page 476.--17th August, 1773. John Henderson, farmer, and Ann ( ) to Jacob Bear, part of 250 acres patented to James Thompson and conveyed to Samuel Henderson and by him to John, his son, mouth of Little Is Run. Delivered: Valentine Shirley, February, 1779.
  • Page 515.--363 acres patented to Jacob Bear, 5th July, 1774. Teste: Thomas Bradshaw, John Sterling.


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 411.--10th August, 1761. Jacob Bear (Bare, Bair) and Barbary ( ) to John Bare, £20. on Fort Run; cor. Raider's land, 130 acres. Teste: Burr Harrison, Adam Rcder, Mathias Reder. Dieivered: Jas. Craig, February, 1763. (Note: John Bear was Jacob's younger brother).

Will of Jacob Bear

In the name of God, Amen. The second day of May, one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven. I, Jacob Bear, of the County of Rockingham and the state of Virginia, being old and infirm tho perfect in mind and memory thanks be given unto God for the same therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is be buried in a descent Christian burial at the direction of my Executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith as it doth please God, and as the Almighty God to bless me in this life which give demise and dispose of in the following manner and form:
I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Barbara Bear one Negro girl about 5 years old named Peggy for her use during life and divide and increase if any equally among all my children, except Catherine Shurley, and the use of two milk cows to have her choice. If they go dry to choose two more. I likewise allow her the choice of a riding beast and it is dies to be furnished by her two children that live with her with another, of my dwelling house for her life time or during her widowhood with plenty of fire wood brought to her door, with 20 bushels of wheat, with ten bushels of barely, and twenty gallons of whiskey, a one hundred weight of bacon and the same of beef And if not used in the year to be returned and to draw the same quantity for the next year, with salt sufficient for her use. And thirty shillings in money every year, and half score of flax every year like wise.
The above mentioned articles I order furnished by my sons, Jacob Bear, Jr. and Henry Bear and I likewise order my son Adam Bear is to have the plantation I purchased of W.M. Nell withl Acres of Pine Land lying between Henry Millers 8 line and my old patented land and 5 pounds to begin with.
I likewise order that my three sons have out of my stock before exposed to sale 2 horses beasts and 2 cows each and I likewise order that my son ADAM pay 25 pounds for his part of dower towards his five sisters three years after the sale of my moveables, and my other two sons Jacob and Henry pay 62 pounds 10 shillings each in like manner, and I further order that the remainder of my moveable estate to be sold and equally divided among my sons and daughters, excepting my daughter Catherine Shurley. I give and bequest her one shilling stirling (N.B.) That if I should not live to see my daughter Ann Bear married nor yet given her equal to the rest that she shall have eighty pounds hard money, two horses, two cows besides the equal part of my remainder of my movable when sold.
I further order that if one of my children die without eschew that their estate shall fall back to my other children equally and I likewise order that all and every particular of my estate now by me divided shall be good to each of then their heirs forever.
I likewise order that my two sons Jacob Bear Jr. and Henry Bear be appointed my sole executors and administrators of this my last will and testament and I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke, and disannul all and every other former will or testament by me before willed or bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.


Records of Jacob Bear in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Page 130.--5th December, 1754. Appraisement of Richard Tictom, in the Gap of the North Mountain upon Sorondo, sold by Daniel Love, 5th December, 1754 To James Bagge, Jacob Richards, Nicholas Mase, Uriah Humble, Ephraim Love (part of a tramble), Daniel Love, Wm. Pickins, John Davis, Howel Jones, Jacob Bear. Robert Denton, John O'Neal, John Miller, Edward Megary, Mathew Waters, James Bryant, Jacob Sword, Robert Williams, William Carrill, Thomas Wast, Zephli Joseph, Mathew Waters. Joseph Zrepbli, Andrew Seduskay, Charles Witman, Abraham Bird, Nicholas Custert. Arnold Custard, Jacob Richards, James Claypole.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 19, 1760. - (432) John Bags, Thomas Bags, Jacob Trumbeau, Jacob Bear, Isaac Brackfield, Conrad Lamb, John Richards, Jacob Richards, Thomas West, Daniel Cain, Martin Whitsell, Uriah Humble with one, Martin Humble, and Jacob Caplinger, added to tithables.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY, 1768 (A). - Israel Christian vs. John Stophelmine and Jacob Mire.--Jacob Mire lives on Massanuteen, on South River, about 2 miles below one Millar's and Jacob Bear's.
  • Page 17.--17th August, 1768. Same (From John Bear and Kartharine) to Josiah Boon, £90, 100 acres on Linvell's Creek, part of 200 acres as above; corner Francis McBride; Chrisman's line. Receipt for £90 is signed by Jacob Bear. Delivered: Jacob Bear, 7th August, 1771.
  • Page 239.--17th August, 1769. Settlement recorded of estate of Stephen Conrad (Geo. Conrod, executor)--Paid, viz: Jacob Bear, John Fudge, Jno. Michl. Stophelmire, Mathias Kersh, Michl. Summy, Jno. Seller, Valentine Mitcher, Paul Lingal, Mauks Swadley, Jacob Archinbright, Peter Smith, Saml. Maggot, Michl. Shirley, Jacob Shell, Christian Pikle, Jacob Peters, Conrad Peterfish, George Fullingar, Geo. Mallo.
  • Page 182.--4th January, 1770. Francis Kirtley and Elizabeth to John Futch, £50, 210 acres, lower fork of Elk Run in a line of Earley's land. Teste: Jacob Bear, Conrad Futch, David Magert. Delivered: John Futch, November, 1776.
  • Page 419.--18th August, 1770. Evan Thomas and Rebekah to Rees Thomas, £55, 165 acres, part of 350 acres patented to Cornelius Cook, 20th September, 1748, and by him conveyed to Rees Thomas, deceased, father to James Thomas, who conveyed to Evan Thomas, on Brock's Creek. Teste: Daniel Smith, Jacob Bear, John George Kipp.
  • Page 429.--18th August, 1770. George ( ) Shooemaker and Elizabeth ( ) to Conrad Weavell, £15, 31 acres on North Branch of Shanadore, part of 310 acres patented to Valentine Sevear, 27th June, 1764, and conveyed to George; Bordens line. Teste: Jacob Bear, Robert Balshee, Jno. Geo. Kipp. Delivered: Geo. Hevener, 8th October, 1773.
  • Page 82.-- --A copy and translation of the will of Adam Reader, deceased, April 18th, 1773--To wife and true helpmate; to son, Mathias Reader; to son, George Reader; to son, Anthony Reader; to son, Adam Reader; to 3 daughters. Deed to be made for land sold to Nicholas Carn. Abram Bird and testator's son Adam shall pay £20 that they received from Jacob Hite in the name of my daughter Elizabeth, which is to be shared between her 3 children. Teste: Jacob Cepliner, Anthony Reader, Jacob Mire (Mover). 18th May, 1773--Translation proved by Jacob Moyer and will proved by Jacob Moyer and Jacob Kiplenger. Adam Reader qualified with Jacob Trumbo, Jacob Bear, Abraham Bird.