m. 23 Oct 1757
Facts and Events
James East was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
Revolutionary War Pension Information
Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 2, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :
East, James - born 8/10/1753 in Goochland County, Virginia, youngest son of Thomas & Winifred; entered service 1776 in Fluvanna County, Virginia, where he resided; moved 1780 to Louisa County, Virginia, where entered service in 1781; resided there 5 years, thence to Nelson County (area later Amherst Connty), Virginia, thence in 1825 to Rockbridge County, Virginia, where granted Pension in 1844; died 10/4/1844, leaving widow Martha, son William, & another child mentioned but not named; married 2/9/1778 Martha, daughter of David & Elizabeth Clarkson at home of Martha's brother-in-law, John Herndon, Goochland County, Virginia; widow born 7/1763; widow granted Pension 1945 [sic, prob. s/b 1845] while residing at Jordan's Point, near Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia; children's births: Nancy 2/1/1779 (married Timothy Hartigan), Polly 1/19/1781 (married John Brady 1812), Elizabeth C. 9/30/1782 (married Reason Barnett, who died 6/10/1820), Celeth 8/28/1784 (died 1806), Tarlton 3/5/1786 (married Sally Coffey), David 2/12/1788 (married Elizabeth Beard), Anderson R., & William; other date: Hedgeman East died 9/3/1814. F-W5070, R887.