James Carlisle, Jr., of Bath County, VA
Facts and Events
James Carlisle, Jr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- Not to be confused with James Carlisle (1756-1805) of Bath County, Virginia and Campbell County, Kentucky, who some researchers have believed was the one whose will is listed below. One key person that helps prove that it was this James Carlisle whose will was written and proven in 1802 in Bath County, Virginia is daughter Elizabeth Carlisle (1783-1863) who is referred to as "Elizabeth Hicklin" in the will, as she had married George Hicklin on 9 December 1800. The younger John Carlisle's daughter Elizabeth Carlisls was born on 16 March 1792, which was much too young to have been married in 1800.
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Augusta County, VA:
James Carlisle, Jr. acquired land in the "Calfpasture" area of Augusta County, VA from his father, James Carlisle, Sr. after he died in 1753. He sold part of that larger tract to his brother, John Carlisle in the first transaction listed in "dispositions" below:
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- 1753 May 18: Sold by James Carlisle to John Corrolile, for 20 lbs, 250 acres in Calfpasture, from Patton & Lewis, 1748. Cor. to Clemons; cor. Warrick; cor. James Carlile. (This parcel was part of a larger parcel purchased in 1748 by either James Jr. or James Sr. and inherited by James Jr after James Sr died. [Chalkley, III, 267; Augusta Deeds, bk 5, p.419-422])
- 1764 Jan 23: James & Rachel Carlisle sold to Thomas Hugart for 130 lbs 35 acres, part of Patton & Lewis 1748 tract; cor. Jacob Clenens' orphans; cor. Rev. John Kinkead. [Chalkley,III,413]
Will of James Carlisle
- Pg. 212 - Will of James Carlisle of Bath, dated Jan. 16, 1802
- Wit: John Ersin, Robert Carlile and Thomas Peebles
- Probated June 1802 Court
- Exec: sons John and James
- Beq: to dearly beloved wife Nancy her maintenance on the plantation "where I now live and the dwelling house on the same during her life or widowhood", one bed and furniture for the same, one spinning wheel, Negro girl Sarah, one mare, saddle, 4 milk cows and calves, and also "my (?) horse during her continuance on the place".
- to son John, land northwest of the home plantation on draft leading to the Jackson River, 9 horses and all the "horned cattle he now claims", a gold watch and rifle gun.
- to daughter Jinny Carlile, 1 bed and furniture, spinning wheel, two mares, colt, saddle, 4 cows and calves, 2 "heffers".
- to daughter Elizabeth Hicklin 5 pounds.
- to sons James, Robert, William, Samuel and Alexander, and to daughter Nancy, all personal estate, slaves and debts due, to receive when of age in proportion of interest for scholling.
- to James, Robert, William, Samuel and Alexander, the home plantation to be sold, with equal division of proceeds.
- to son James a silver watch and rifle gun.
- [Source: Abstracts of the Wills and Inventories of Bath County, Virginia, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 27].
- Pg. 224 - Inventory - James Carlile
- Submitted June 14, 1802 by Thomas Peebles, Samuel Pullin and Robert Lockridge.
- [Abstract of Wills and Inventories of Bath County, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 28].
- Pg. 227 - Inventory of sale of estate of James Carlile June 15, 1802.
- Buyers: John Carlile, George Benson, Elisha Williams, Thomas Williams, Thomas Rider, John Flesher, Thomas Leyton, William Ham, David Crossley, James Pritt, Jacob Daggy, Samuel Wilson, Reuben George, Peter Hull, Abraham Evans, Henry Flesher, Samuel Black, James John, George Mowrey, James Jones, John Bradshaw, John Leitch, George Courod, William Steuart, John Johnson, John Boothe, John Beveridge, Edward Steuart.
- Submitted by John Erwin, clerk, John Carlile, exec.
- [Abstract of Wills and Inventories of Bath County, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 29]
- Pg. 35 - Settlement of the estate of James Carlisle, John Carlisle and James Carlisle, comm., Feb. 25, 1823.
- Payments of James Robert, William H. Samuel, Alexander H., Jane and Nancy Carlisle, Nancy Mitchell.
- [Abstract of Wills and Inventories of Bath County, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 114]
Information on James Carlisle, Jr.
James Carlisle Jr.
Nancy Rachel Campbell
From Augusta County records:
Transcription of Bond Obligation for the Executor of the Estate of William Campbell, Deceased
Know all men by these presents that we Samuel Campbell, George Wilson & James Carlisle are held & firmly bound unto John Buchanan, Rob't Breckenridge, John Chrisham & Frank Tyler, Justices in the Commission of the peace for Augusta County for and in behalf of the Justices & their successors in the sum of five hundred pounds to be paid to the said Justices & their successors for the which payment well & truly to be made, we bond ourselves and every one of our Heirs, Executors & Administrators jointly & severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals, Dated this 22nd day of November Anno Dom. 1759.
James Jr. Carlyle (James Sr. ) was born in 1725.
From James H. Fristoe , 13 Sep 1998 "James of the Calfpasture".
From "Carlile And Related Families, Augusta, Bath and Highland Counties Virginia 1745 to 1875" by Carol Watson and Frances Buchanan Arlington, 1994. The marriage of James Jr. & Rachel Campbell "probably took place after the 18th May 1753, as Rachel's signature was not on the deed to John (land sale by James Jr. to his brother, John) but before the 5th of October 1754, the date of the will of William Campbelll, Rachel's father..." who lists daughters...Rachel Carlile. Chalkey, III, pg. 56).
"Vol. 7 of Hening's Statutes at Large shows payment by the Assembly of 5.2.6 pounds, 14 Sep 1758 during the French and Indian War "to James Carlyle for a horse impressed, on the Shawnee's expedition, and not returned", pg. 189.
"1764 - James Jr. sold remainder of the Calfpasture land to Thomas Hugart, for 130 pounds, 35 acres....Teste signers were Benj. Estill, Robert Knox, Wm. Kinkead, John Carlile, and Samuel Campbell(Rachel's brother). Deed was signed by James Carlile and Rachel Carlile, her mark. The sale of the land was the last record of James Jr. in Augusta Co., except for a 1782 list of...tax delinquents which stated: "James Carlile (gone to) Holston (River), Chalkey, II, pg. 424. James not listed in the 1777 tithables on the Calfpasture. According to a son of James Jr. (James P.) he remained in Augusta Co. until 1780, but there is no estate record ..."
"Land grant records in Tennessee of the Holston River Settlement show a grant in 1787 to James Carlisle, 200 acres on the south side of Holston in Sullivan Co., TN (Cartwright, pg. 30). Whether this grant was to James Carlile Jr. or to one of the Edgecombe Co. NC Carlile family, is unknown.."
James married Rachel (Carlyle) Campbell daughter of William Campbell and Sarah (Campbell) Gay about 1754.
From "Carlile And Related Families, Augusta, Bath and Highland Counties Virginia 1745 to 1875" by Carol Watson and Frances Buchanan Arlington, 1994.
- James and Rachel had the following children:
- 11 M i William Carlyle. Notes: From "Carlile And Related Families, Augusta, Bath and Highland Counties Virginia 1745 to 1875" by Carol Watson and Frances Buchanan Arlington, 1994. "William was living in Green County, KY when 19 Dec 1797 he signed a power-of-attorney to James Carlile also of Green Co. to obtain money due William from the 1796 estate of John Carlile of Augusta Co. Va (signed by mark) (Green Co. KY Deeds, Bk 1, pg. 204)" "A payroll of the Jefferson Militia in Kentucky under Capt. John Vertreese, commanded by Gen. George Rogers Clark, listed Wm. Carlile and James Carlile 21 Oct - 24 Nov 1782 (Harding, 170)" "Wm. withessed three marriage bonds in Nelson County, KY in 1787 for James Carlile, Rachel Carlile, and Nancy Carlile.." "In 1792 William Carlyle of Capt. Ewing's Company was charged as delinquent in his duty with the Washington County Militia. Captain Ewings informed the court: "Carlyle is a willing Person but was not in Readiness". The court thought it proper to fine William forty shillings (Cook, Pioneer, 253)".
- "Listed in 1792 Wash. Co. KY tax records with 2 horses and 8 cattle (Early KY Tax Records, pg. 150)."
- "Witness to deed in Green Co. KY, 20 June 1797 (Wright) and purchased land in Green Co. KY, 18 Apr 1804 from Jeremiah Lewis and wife Rachel, 80 pounds, 100 acres on Pitman Creek. Recorded 22 Oct 1804 (Green Co. KY Deeds, Bk 4, pgs 197-198)"
- "William Carlile MAY have married Margaret Harding,(born before 1770, died June 1851, d/o Stephen Harding(, and William MAY have died before 1807. Margaret married a Carlile and had a daughter Nancy Carlile who married James Humphrey 17 Sep 1807, consent given by Nancy's grandfather C. S. (Stephen) Hardin (Green Co. KY Marriage Bonds). Margaret Harding Carlile married 2nd, ___Butler, had two daughters as named in her 1851 will: Jemima Butler Martin (married James Martin 11 Feb 1812 in Adair Co., KY) and Sally Butler (maried John Redman 10 Aug 1818)."
- 12 M ii John Carlyle. Notes: From "Carlile And Related Families, Augusta, Bath and Highland Counties Virginia 1745 to 1875" by Carol Watson and Frances Buchanan Arlington, 1994. "John signed a receipt dated 24 Feb 1804 - "Rec'd of Robert Carlyle fifty dollars in part of John Carlyle legacy left to him by John Carlile deceased. Witnesses: George Carlyle and William Corbin (Clayton v. Carlile)" - John Carlile was living in Warren Co. KY 26 Nov 1806 when he signed a power-of-attorney in Barren Co. KY to James Carlile of Green Co. KY. The purpose of the attorney was to collect money due John from the 1796 estate of John Carlile of Augusta Co. Va. John Carlisle was listed in Washington Co. KY tax records in 1792 with 1 black; 2 horses, and 8 cattle. He also paid taxes there in the years 1793-1795 (Early KY Tax Records, pg. 250). John was a witness in Green Co. KY to a deed dated Feb. 22, 1802, Joseph Richerson to Joseph Ray of Wash. Co. KY (Wright)."
- + 13 M iii James P. Carlyle was born on 8 Feb 1761. He died after 10 Apr 1843.
- 14 F iv Nancy (Thomas) Carlyle. Notes: From "Carlile And Related Families, Augusta, Bath and Highland Counties Virginia 1745 to 1875" by Carol Watson and Frances Buchanan Arlington, 1994. "Marriage bond. 25 Oct 1787, surety by William Carlile and James Shaw. Teste: James Morrison. Minister's return 23 Dec 1787 by James Haw. Nancy married Isaac Thomas in 1787 in , Nelson Co., KY. Notes: From "Carlile And Related Families, Augusta, Bath and Highland Counties Virginia 1745 to 1875" by Carol Watson and Frances Buchanan Arlington, 1994. "The Thomas family was related to the Harding family".
- 15 F v Rachel (Hynes) Carlyle. Notes: From "Carlile And Related Families, Augusta, Bath and Highland Counties Virginia 1745 to 1875" by Carol Watson and Frances Buchanan Arlington, 1994. Rachel married William Hynes in Feb 1788 in , Nelson Co., KY. Notes: Nrom "Carlile And Related Families, Augusta, Bath and Highland Counties Virginia 1745 to 1875" by Carol Watson and Frances Buchanan Arlington, 1994. "The Hynes family of Bardstown was quite large and there was more than one William Hynes in Nelson County of this generation." Marriage bond 15 Feb 1788, surety by William Carlile and William Taylor in Nelson Co. KY. Minister's return 19 Feb 1788 by William Taylor.
- + 16 M vi Richard Carlyle died before 1813.
- 17 M vii Thomas Carlyle. Notes: From "Carlile And Related Families, Augusta, Bath and Highland Counties Virginia 1745 to 1875" by Carol Watson and Frances Buchanan Arlington, 1994. " Thomas served in the Kentucky Militia 3 Apr -10 May 1782 at Estill Station under Capt. John wood and Col. Benjamin Logan. He served with John Carlile in the Lincoln Militia 22 Oct -24 Nov 1782 under Capt. Andrew Kinkead "on an expedition against the Shawneys, commanded by Gen. George Rogers Clark".. Thomas was a tithable in Nelson County in 1787 (Schreiner-Yantis, pg. 1372) and listed in the 1790 Woodford Co. KY census." Thomas married Betsy (Carlyle) Dudley on 1 Jun 1803 in , Green Co., KY.
Source: From "Carlile And Related Families, Augusta, Bath and Highland Counties Virginia 1745 to 1875" by Carol Watson and Frances Buchanan Arlington, 1994.