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Born 1744 in Ireland Came to America with his parents Samuel Dysart and Frances Anderson, Settling in western PA.
One of the Long Hunters in SW VA. .
Settled in Abingdon, Washington Co, VA about 1770, h
In 1775 married Agnes Beattie, daughter of John Beattie,
James acquired about 2,000 acres on Moccasin Creek.
First Sheriff of Washington County, Commissioned to build the Court House and the jail.
Referecnes Drapers' Kings Mountain History of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers,
After marriage he built Brook Hall, named after his home in Ireland, next to his fatherinlaw.
In 1788, H is sister Elizabeth Dysart Breden, married John Breden, who died in Ireland. In 1788 Elizabeth came to stay with her brother, living with him for the next 15 years.
His sister Frances married John McAllister.
Signed petition that called the first minister, Rev. Charles Cummings, to Ebbing, and Sinking Springs Church at Abingdon, Va. Rev. Cummings baptized all and married some of James Dysart's children.
Moved to Rockcastle County, KYin 1806, where he settled near Mt. Vernon. He died in Kentucky, May 26, 1818. Agnes died in 1833. Agnes Nancy Beattie (~1754-1833)
They had 6 children:
Eleanor Dysart b.9-24-1776 d.6-4-1850 married William Carson. Samuel Dysart b.10-14-1778 d.~1831 married Ann Meek b.xxxx d.~1834-37. They had 8 children: Elizabeth Dysart Samuel Meek Dysart (1804-1870) married Margaret Ann Craig. Madison Dysart (1806-1839) married Marie Cowan. Jackson Dysart James Dysart. Hardin Dysart (~1812-1874) married Mary Jane 'Sarah' Montgomery.