Facts and Events
James Rhea was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
- James Rhea received a patent on the Calfpasture "on Mill Creek" on 27 August 1770, as listed in the disposition below:
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 469.--16th March, 1779. James Rhea and Elizabeth ( ) to James Bratton, on Mill Creek, a branch of Calfpasture, by patent, 27th August, 1770. Line of William Rhea, Jr. Delivered to Samuel Clarke, Esq., for Andrew Bratton, heir of James Bratton, 23d February, 1836.
Records of James Rhea in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 15.--16th March, 1775. William Reagh, Sr., and Elizabeth ( ) to John Reagh, son to said William, on Mill Creek, a branch of Calfpasture, west side of Cabin Creek. (Note: the preceding record was as follows: Page 7.--Teste: John Clark, John Reagh, corner James Reagh.)
Information on James Rhea
- p24)James Reagh:[William] With brother Robert married Meek sisters. First lived on family lands near Millboro, Bath Co. Got some family land in 1775. Sold land on Mill Creek to Bratton on 16 Mar 1779 and soon after moved to the Greenbriar River. Was on 1882 tax list, Greenbriar. He was an executor of Thomas Meek's will, proved Jan, 1888. On 29 Mar 1788 James was surety in Greenbriar for the marriage of John Moore. to Fayette Co, KY by 1789 (tax list) where he died in 1795. Widow Elizabeth was in 1800 census of Barren Co. She married Newberry Stockton there in 1801. Thomas Rhea, son, held a power of attorney, 22 Nov 1803, to dispose of the family land in Greenbriar County, VA on Nap Creek "next to where John Moore formerly lived".
- James Reagh b:e1744 VA d:27 Nov 1795 KY
- Elizabeth Meek b:e1744 MD d: e1810 KY
- Par: Thomas and Agnes (Nancy) Meeks - presumed from Frederick Co, MD. Lived in Augusta Co, VA
- Nancy b:e1774
- Elizabeth b: e1777
- James b:3 Jun 1780 VA d: 12 Feb 1843 IL
- Thomas b:e1782
- Margaret b:e1785
- Mary (Polly) b: e1787
- Hannah b:e1789
- Martha b:e1791
- John b:e1793
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