Facts and Events
Jacob Swope was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond - 1790--June 2, Jacob Swoope and Mary McDowell, daughter of Wm. McDowell (consent); witness, Alex. Nelson, Jr.; surety, John McDowell.
- Vol. 2 - 1790--June 21, John Wayt and Susannah Bell, daughter of Joseph Bell (consent); witnesses, James Bell, Kitty Kennerley; surety, Jacob Swoope.
- Vol. 2 - 1798--March 5, Philip Coiner and Jacob Swoope, surety. Philip Coiner and Catherine Fawber, daughter of Valentine Fawber. Witness, Wm. Sterrett.
- Page 339.--17th July, 1798. Subscribers form themselves into a fire company--James Edmonson, Wm. Breckinridge, J. Bowyer, Michael Garber, Sr.; Peter Elliott, Joseph Dickey, John Gorden, Robt. McCullock, Geo. Grant McIntosh, John McCausland, Vincent Tapp, Abraham Teebo, Jacob Leas, Philip Hopkins, David Griener, John Moore, John Fackler, Alex. St. Clair, H. Paul, Jacob Swoope, Samuel Clarke, W. Herren, W. Chambers, Geo. Mitchell, Thos. Barry, David Parry, Joseph Cowan, Hamp Keyes, Cornelius Baldwin, Smith Thompson, John Backenstoe, Jno. Wayt, Jno. Johnston, Robt. McDowell, Jno. Wise, James McGongal, Joseph Points, Ro. B. St. Clair, Andrew Haveouf, Jno. McDowell, Jacob Kinney.
- 23d March, 1799--Jacob Swoope, guardian of Flisky, orphan of Jno. David Greinor.
- Page 182.--24th July, 1799. Catherine (X) Merritt's will--To good friend and relation, Augustine Argenbright, executor, part of estate left her by her late husband, Valentine Cloninger. Teste: Jacob Swoope, Alex. St. Clair, Jenny Stuart. Proved, 23d September, 1799, presented and proved, but record objected to by Samuel Merritt, and continued, and at 28th April, 1800, record refused and appeal, and 29th September, 1801, recorded.
- Page 248.--2d January, 1802. Peter Hanger's will, Sr.--To son, Peter; to Peter Rush, who married daughter Barbara; to son, John; son, George; son, Frederick; to Frederick Fultz, who married daughter Hannah; to daughter, Catharine; son, David (infant); tract whereon King, the Schoolmaster, formerly lived, to be sold. Nine children. Executors, sons Peter and Jacob and Peter Rush. Teste: Jacob Swoope, S. Blackburn. Addendum says: Have sold the King plantation to Peter Rush and he has conveyed to me the plantation on the Winchester Road occupied now by John Fleiger, which is to be sold. To Caty Dillenger, who now lives with testator, under 18. Proved, 27th December, 1802. Peter Rush refuses to execute. Others qualify.
- Page 63.--12th December. 1803. Christian Zimmerman's (German) will--To son. Stophel; son, Christian; son, John (the elder, being by first wife); son, Jacob; son, Lawrence; son, Henry; son. John (the younger, by present wife); daughter, Catherine Jones; daughter, Ann Elizabeth Lukeback (who lives to the northward); daughter. Sophia Creever; wife Executors, John McDowell and David Greiner, of Staunton. Teste: Jacob Swoope, Wm. Morris. Proved, 28th July, 1806. Executors qualify.
- Vol. 2 - SEPTEMBER, 1805 (S to Z). - Jacob Swoope vs. Reuben and William Kennerly--Ejectment. July, 1803. There was a coal pit on the land in dispute. Involves 249 acres on South River.
- Page 283.--18th May, 1808. Christian Hess' will--To wife, Elizabeth; daughter, Elizabeth Noll; son, Joseph (to be paid by son Christian); son, John; son, Christian. Executors, Jacob Swoope, Barnet Lowman. Teste: Joseph Ewing, Jacob Lowman. Proved, 26th June, 1809.
- Vol. 2 - Kayser vs. Mathews--O. S. 307; N. S. 109--Bill, 28th March, 1811, by Joseph Kayser and Letitia, his wife, who was widow of Archer Mathews who died 13th August, 1786. Archer owned lot No. 5 in Staunton which he conveyed to Sampson and George Mathews, but she has never released dower. Sampson Mathews is dead, leaving children, viz: Sampson; Nancy, wife of Alexr. Nelson; Jane, wife of Samuel Clarke. Hugh Donaghe, left children, John, James, William W., Sarah. Jacob Peck deposes, 1821, he came to Staunton in 1771, August. On that part of lot 5 now occupied by Dr. Waddell, there were no improvements in 1771. The stables that lately stood thereon were built in fall of 1772. The rental after 1786 was about $5 per annum. In 1773-4 Thomas Smith offered to sell the lot on which Mr. Wayt's stone house and the adjoining white house now stands for £10 and could not get it. He afterwards made a present of it to a young lady. Jacob Swoope deposes, he came to Staunton in 1790. Letitia Keyser died before 16th March, 1815.
- Page 200.--5th July, 1811. Frederick Hanger's will (signed in German)--To wife and infant and unmarried daughters; son, Frederick, infant; daughter, Betsey Steele, wife to Wm. Steele; daughters, Caty Shuey (Sliney), Polly Engleman, Hannah Ott; daughters, Barbara, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Eve, Sarah, Christiana. Executors, wife, Barnard Lowman, and Geo. Baylor. Teste: G. Washington Swoope, Jacob Swoope, Christian Beard. Proved, January Court, 1813. Widow Maria and others qualify.
- Page 304.--15th March, 1814. John Jamison, Sr.'s, will--To son, James; son, Mathew; to son, William's children in Kentucky (probably William's oldest son Samuel is dead; if he is, then his part to go to his brother John); to daughters, Ellen Berry, Jane Cochran, Polly Templeton; to grandson, Jamison Cochran; to son, John; to grandson, John McConnick; to son James' son John; to son Mathew's daughter Sally. Executors, Jacob Swoope, John Willson, James Jamison. Teste: James Evans, Jesse Evans, W. Willson, Samuel Black. Proved, 26th January, 1818. April 24, 1818, Jacob Swoope qualifies (the other surviving executor having refused.)
- Vol. 2 - McKibben's heirs vs. Lohr--O. S. 256; N. S. 90--Bill, 1814. Complainants are, viz: James McKibben, Mary (McKibben), wife of Isaac Renfroe; Nancy (McKibben), wife of John Gaye, Jr., only children and heirs-at-law of John McKibben of South Carolina, who died, intestate, and who in 1786, together with his brother, James McKibben, Sr., bought land in Augusta County, 109 acres, from John Elliott. Between the time of the purchase and June, 1788, John moved to South Carolina, where he died 1790 or 1791. Part of complainants live in South Carolina and part in Kentucky. James McKibben also died in South Carolina, intestate, and without children, and complainants are his heirs. James McKibben lived in Rockingham some time after John left Virginia. Esther Dickey deposes in Staunton, 6th May, 1815, she and her husband removed from Delaware to Staunton in 1787 in May. Catharine Seyford, 61 years old, deposes, same time and place, her first husband was John D. Greiner who died 27 years ago, 1st January, last. Michael Seyford, 65 years old, deposes same time and place, has lived in Staunton 30 years last August. He knew John McKibbin in Winchester before he came to Staunton. Michael was a blacksmith. Mrs. James McKibbin had a daughter by a former husband. Jacob Peck, nearly 70 years old, deposes, same time and place, has lived near Staunton near 40 years. The McKibbins had a store in Staunton 3 or 4 years. Jacob Swoope deposes, 1815, that in 1789 he was a clerk in employ of one of the establishments in Virginia belonging to Kuhn and Risberg of Philadelphia. He came to take the store, debts and property of said concern, then under management of John Boys. John McKibbin's wife was Nancy. John Boys was son-in-law of Alexr. St. Clair. Nancy Conyers (late Nancy McKibbin) of District of Union, State of South Carolina, deposes there 1st June, 1815, her late husband, John McKibbin, left Staunton the last of April, 1786. He died in Granby, South Carolina, 4th September, 1791, having 3 children, viz: James then aged 9; Mary, wife of Isaac Renfro, then aged about 7; Nancy, wife of John Gage, Jr., aged about 2.