James Claypool, Jr.
b.1 December 1730
Facts and Events
James Claypool, Jr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- James Claypool, Jr. was patented 240 acres of land "at head of Cedar Branch" on 15th December, 1757, as listed in the record below: (Note: Cedar Creek is a tributary of the North Branch of the Shenahdoah River).
- 1775 - James Claypool, Jr. from John Osborn and wife. [Source: "Early Records, Hampshire County, Virginia: Now West Virginia", pg. 67].
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 297.--3d May, 1761. James Claypool, Jr., and Margaret ( ), of Hampshire County, to James Thomas, £40, patented to said James Claypool, 15th December, 1757, at head of Cedar Branch, 240 acres. Delivered: James Claypole, 1st August, 1764.
- Page 302.--15th May, 1761. Same (From James Claypool, Jr. and Margaret ( ), of Hampshire County) to Jacob Gum, £30, patented to William Rutledge, 20th August, 1745, and by him conveyed to Cornelius Ruddle and by him to said James, on a branch of Brock's Creek, 237 acres. Delivered: Jacob Gum, 6th August, 1764.
- Page 306.--15th May, 1761. Same to same (From James Claypool, Jr. and Margaret ( ), of Hampshire County) to Jacob Gum, , £20, patented to said James, 10th September, 1755, on a branch of Linvel's Creek; William Mark's land; John Bryan's land; 48 acres. Delivered.
- Hardy County,
- State of Virginia
- 12 July 1807
- WILL OF JAMES CLAYPOOLE
- Will Book 2, Page 10,
- In the name of God Amen I James Claypool of Hardy County and State of Virginia _____ being in health of body and of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God cauling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in descent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but I shall receive the same again at the General resurrection by the power of God and as ______ such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give and devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form first it is my will and I do hereby order that in the first place that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied.
- Item - I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Margaret Claypool the lower part of the plantation I now live on joining the lines with David Roberts and so up the creek with that part of the New survey that joins the same to a swamp oak clost by the run where we lift our water to be run by a direct line from the West to the East line crossing the New survey the same course of the north or lower line also one half of the uper orchard with the tenements thereon freely to be possest whilst she remains my widow also a bed and furniture and her saddle and one third part of all my moveable Estate and slaves at her disposal to be taken of at the appraisement
- Item - I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Esther Jacobs Eighty dollars
- Item - I give to the children of my beloved Daughter Ann Wilson deceased Thirty dollars to each of them I give to the children of my beloved daughter Jane Peppers to each of them Thirty dollars (I also give to the children of my beloved daughter Rachel Berry to each of them thirty dollars I also give to the children of my beloved daughter Rhoda Jeffries to each of them thirty dollars The above leg----- named I alow to be paid out of my moveable Estate before division after division I allow to be made taking in the price of my Stoney Lick place which I alow to be sold with the moveables and to be equally divided between my sons & daughters (To wit) Abraham Claypool, Isaac Claypool, Jacob Claypool, Margaret Thomas, Hannah Ivins (Evans), Esther Jacobs, Ruth Denton, Elizabeth Wollard and Tirzah Blizzard.
- Item - I give and bequeath to my beloved son Jacob Claypool all the land that I have at Hawkins Which I have in partership with himself to him his heirs and assigns forever.
- Item - after the death of my beloved wife Margaret or second marriage I alow the plantation I live on to be sold and after my death I allow the upper part of said place to be rented out and the income arising from such rent to be joined to the price of the place when sold and an Equal division of the same to be made between my sons and daughters after named (to wit): Abraham Claypool, Margaret Thomas, Isaac Claypool, Hannah Ivins (Evans,) Esther Jacobs, Ruth Denton, Elizabeth Wollard and Tirzah Blizzard.
- I allow what I have left to my Daughter Hannah Ivins (Evans) to be paid to her at the discretion of my Executors and what she leases of it to be divided between her children I also alow that if any of my Daughters dies before me their part shall be for their children and that their surviving husband shall have no share of it.
- I alow my Estate both real and personal to be sold either by publick or privet sale at the discretion of my Executors I allow my clothes to be equally divided between my sons I likewise concetute make and ordain my beloved sons Abraham Claypool and Jacob Claypool of this my last will and Testament and I do hereby utterly disalow revoke and disannul all and every other previous testament wills legesees bequests and Executors by me in any way before _____med willed and bequested ratifying and confirming this no other to be my last will and Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twelfth day of July One thousand eight hundred and seven.
- James Claypool (seal)
- Signed Sealed published pronounced and declared by the said James Claypool as his last will and Testament in presence of us who in his pressentse and the pressence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names
- George Harrison
- John Hanass
- Mary (X) (her mark) Triplett
- Henry (X)(his mark) Harnass
- Simeon Pain
- Abigail (X) (her mark) Pain
- At a Court held for Hardy County the 10th day of September 1811. This last will and Testament of James Claypool decd was produced in Court by Jacob Claypool one of the Executors named therein and proved by the oaths of John Hanass Henry Hanass Simeon Pain three of the Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of thesaid Executors Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probat thereof in due form he having taken the oath of an Executor & together with William Cunningham Jun his security entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of Three Thousand dollars conditioned as the Law directs.
- Teste Ed Williams Clerk (?)
Records of James Claypool, Jr. in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- * Vol. 1 - 1750 - Petition of Rees Thomas to build a mill on his place on Brook's Creek. (Signed) James Reed, James Claypole, Jonathon Dugles, Martin Shoomacer, William Smith, Francis Green, William Cleypole, John Miller, Charles Daily, Jacob Gem, Robert Williams, James Cleypole, Jr., Adam Reder, George Bowman.
- Vol. 2 - List of Delinquents - 1755: James Cleapole, gone away; James Cleapole, Jr., gone away.
- Page 38.--15th August, 1777. James Thomas and Sarah, of Hampshire County to Stuffle Brunk, head of cedar branch patented to James Claypol, Jr., 15th December, 1757, patented to James Thomas 27th August, 1770 between his and Samuel Nicholas' land. Teste: John Thomas, Charles Daley, John Brown.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Find A Grave.
Note: this Find-A-Grave submission claims that James Claypoole was born in Rockingham County, Virginia in 1730, but Rockingham did not exist until 1778, and this family was not in Virginia until the late 1740's. James was likely born in Delaware or perhaps Pennsylvania prior to his family's migration to [then] Augusta County, Virginia by about 1748 or perhaps earlier.