Facts and Events
John Fletcher was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - 1749 - Deposition Edward Partridge, aged fifty-nine, taken before justices in Chester, Pennsylvania, says: On 1st January, 1739, one, John Hindman, came to house of John Fletcher, in township of Boringham, in said County. Hindman said to Fletcher, your wife (Elinor) is my sister. Taken 25th May, 1749. Deposition of Providence Scott, aged sixty years last October, taken 25th May, 1749, in Chester County, Pennsylvania. John Hindman, born in the County of Londonderry, Ireland, was, in 1739, at deponent's house in township of Burmingham, inquiring for Elinor Hindman, by direction of his father, and found her the wife of John Fletcher, and acknowledged her as his sister.
- Page 249.--25th May, 1750. John and Eleanor Fletcher's bond as administrators of John Hindman, clerk, whereof John Stevenson was administrator, with sureties John Lewis, Wm. Hamilton, Jno. Graham.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 21, 1758. - (205) John Fletcher--his death abates suit. (Note: this record appears to conflict with record below, some three months later)
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1758 (B). - Fletcher vs. Stevenson.--John Fletcher and Eleanor, his wife, who was sister of John Hyndman, clerk and only sister and heir of her brother, complain of John Stevenson, administrator of Hyndman, for an account. Account filed of effects and general charges of Rev. John Hindman.
- Vol. 2 - SEPTEMBER, 1796 (A to G). - Fletcher vs. Kelso--Eleanor Fletcher, heiress of Rev. John Hindman, conveyed Hindman's land to Fletcher. Deed was executed long potesior to death of her husband, John Fletcher, when she was femme sole. She was sister of whole blood of John Hindman. Original deeds from Beverley to Hindman recorded in General Court, 17th April, 1745. Depositions by Margaret McCutchen, Jean Martin and Agness Harvey as to relationship between John Hindman and Eleanor Fletcher. Original deed Eleanor Fletcher to son, Job Fletcher, 1790, recorded Rockbridge. James Elliott says his father, William Elliott, is 93 years old, 12th July, 1792.
- Generation No. 3
- 3. John3 Fletcher (Andrew2, Andrew1)1 was born 1717 in Chester Co., PA1, and died August 21, 1758 in Rockbridge Co., Virginia1. He married Eleanor "Elenor" Hindman1 May 25, 1735 in Chester County PA.., daughter of James Hindman. She was born Abt. 1719 in Londonderry Co., Ireland1, and died September 1791 in Rockbridge Co., Virginia1.
- Notes for John Fletcher:
- Robert Fletchers notes Indicates birth in Ireland, Daniel ____ notes Chester Co. Pa?
- Notes for Eleanor "Elenor" Hindman:
- Notes from Idoux:
- Notes for Eleanor Hindman:Elinor Hindman was brought to this country from Ireland when she was a young child
(deposition of Agnes Harvey and Margaret McCutchen, dated 19 June 1795) Eleanor was the daughter of James Hindman,
and was the full and only sister of Rev. John Hindman. He came to America in 1739 and found his sister married to John Fletcher Sr. He called at the home of Providence Scot and inquired for the whereabouts of Eleanor Hindman, at the request of his father. He then learned that she married John Fletcher Sr. (deposition of Edward Partridge, dated 25 May 1749) On Jan 1, 1739, (deposition of Providence Scott, dated 25 may 1749; as stated in the Chronicles of the Scotch Irish Settlement in Virginia, vol. 2 p 432 by Lyman Chalkey...excerpts form court records of Augusta and Rockbridge Co. in Va. ) he located Eleanor and informed Fletcher, who met him at the door, "Your wife is my sister." At the time her father was still living in Londonderry County, Ireland. Rev. John Hindman who was a Presbyterian minister, was sent by the Philadelphia Synod to Augusta County, Virginia. He received a grant from Beverly in 1745. After a long time in the courts, the Beverly grant went to his rightful heir, Eleanor and her husband, John Fletcher Sr. After living in Chester County, Pennsylvania they moved to Augusta County, Virginia. Two of Eleanor's friends, Edward Partridge, 1690 and Providence Scott, 1689 testified or gave deposition in 1749 to prove relationship to Rev. John Hindman and Eleanor Hindman Fletcher. (Source: Webster's History of the Presbyterian Church in the United States) (Source: Chalkley, Lyman Chronicles of the Scotch Irish in Virginia, Vol. III)
- Notes from Robert M. Fletcher:
- Notes for ELEANOR (ELENOR) HINDMAN:
- Was daughter of James Hindman. Was full and only sister of the Rev. John Hindman. He came to America in 1739 and
found his sister married to John Fletcher, Sr. He called at the home of Providence Scott and inquired for the whereabouts of Eleanor Hindman, at the request of his father. He then learned that she married John Fletcher, Sr. On January 1, 1739, he located Eleanor and informed Fletcher, who met him at the door, "Your wife is my sister." At the time her father was still living in Londonderry County, Ireland. Rev. John Hindman, who was a Presbyterian minister, was sent by the Philadelphia Synod to Augusta County, Virginia. He received a grant from Beverly in 1745. After
a long time in the courts, the Beverly grant went to his rightful heir, Eleanor and her husband, John Fletcher, Sr. After living in Chester County, PA they moved to Augusta County, Virginia. Her two friends, Edward Partridge, 1690, and Providence Scott, 1689, testified or gave deposition in 1749 to prove relationship of Rev. John Hindman and Eleanor Hindman Fletcher.
- Source: Webster's HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES.
- Source: Chalkley, Lyman. CHRONICLES OF THE SCOTCH-IRISH IN VIRGINIA, Vol. III.
- Source of Family History: Sara Hindman, Rte. 3, Box 215, Albia, IA 52531-9803.
- Children of John Fletcher and Eleanor Hindman are:
- 4.i.HENRY4 FLETCHER, b. 1742, Chester Co., PA; d. Unknown.
- ii.JAMES FLETCHER, d. Unknown.
- iii.JOHN FLETCHER, d. Unknown.
- iv.MARGARET FLETCHER, d. Unknown.
- 5.v.ROBERT FLETCHER, b. 1738, Chester Co. Pa.; d. August 16, 1797, Green Co, KY.
- vi.AGNES FLETCHER2, b. Abt. 1740, Chester, Pennsylvania3; d. Unknown; m. ? HARVEY; b. Abt. 1736, Chester, Pennsylvania4; d. Unknown.
- vii.JOB FLETCHER, b. 1744, Chester, Pennsylvania5; d. August 16, 1797, Rockbridge, Virginia5; m. MARGARET ?, Abt. 1773, Augusta, Virginia5; b. Abt. 1757, Rockbridge, Va.6; d. Unknown, Christian, Kentucky.
- Notes for JOB FLETCHER:
- Notes from Robert M. Fletcher:
- Notes for JOB FLETCHER, SR.:
- Old Home of David Condon
- "Location: Walker's Creek District, Rockbridge County, Virginia, seven miles east of Goshen. Leave Rockbridge Baths on State Highway No. 501, thence west through Goshen Pass eight miles to County Road, No. 601, cross Maury River on bridge: thence north four miles up Little Calf Pasture River to this house, which is on the east side of and close
- "Date built: The first house to be built on this site was probably as early as 1740, and the second or present house was built about the year 1819, probably by William Youell."
- "This land came into the possession of William Youell in two separate tracts, and both are traced below."
- "The first owner of record in Rockbridge County of one tract was James Patton and John Lewis, but it is not known from whom or when they got it; but the presumption is, that they got it by Grant."
- "James Patton and John Lewis deeded it to Francis Donally on 3 April 1745, but this is not a matter of Record in Rockbridge County, but the subsequent deed gives this information."
- "Francis Donally willed it to Sarah Donally. The will was reccorded on 21 September 1779, Deed book "A," page 252."
- "Sarah Donally deeded it to Job Fletcher on 21 Sept. 1779. This is in Deed Book "A," page 252, which mentions the above will."
- "At the death of Job Fletcher, it passed by inheritance to his son, John Fletcher. John Fletcher deeded it to James Kelso on 16 August 1797. This is in Deed Book "C," page 525. This property now left the hands of the Fletcher family. This was then owned by the Fletchers from 21 September 1779 to 16 August 1797."
- "James Kelso then deeded it to William Youell on 3 Sept. 1805. See Deed Book "E," page 412."
- "Second tract.-- The first recorded owner was John Dunlap, who deeded it to Alexander Dunlap on 10 Sept. 1789. See Deed Book "B," page 96. Alexander Dunlap deeded it to William Youell on 3 December 1818. See Deed Book "L," page 466."
- "The survey of these two tracts was made on 23 October 1799, and the first tract contained 234 acres and the second tract had 276 acres. William Youell was the owner of both tracts in 1818. William Youell deeded it to James G. W. Youell on 30 September 1829. See Deed Book "Q," page 430. By an "article of agreement" between James G. W. Youell
and his son, William H. Youell, dated 29 Aug. 1851, James G. W. Youell agreed to sell the property to William H. Youell, but no deed was made at that time. William Youell deeded it to David Condon on 7 May 1863. [See Deed book "II," page 300.]"
- "Charles C. Condon died in 1900 without a will, and his widow, Mrs. M. L. Condon, qualified as his Administratrix. In a "Deed of Participation" dated 2 December 1920, Deed Book 132, page 35, that portion of the esta of Charles C. Condon, "containing the Mansion House" was allotted to Mr M. L. Condon, who is the present owner in 1937. The house contains nine rooms, eight large and one small. The mantels in this old brick house were the most beautiful that the writer had seen in Rockbridge Co., VA of over 600 homes. They are solid walnut, hand carved in the most elaborate
manner. They stand six feet from the floors and the top pieces are 12 inches wide, and the moulding underneath is carved from the top piece, that is, from a solid base, and are not nailed or glued on."
- Source: Mc Clung, James W., Historical Significance of Rockbridge County
- Virginia. Mc Clure Company, Inc. Staunton, VA. 1939.
- From Genforum.com post:
- Re: HINDMAN in PA
- Posted by: William Gorman (ID *****3237) Date: September 18, 2004 at 20:20:35
- In Reply to: Re: HINDMAN in PA by Robert Fletcher of 804
- John Fletcher's parents were Andrew Fletcher Jr (19 Sept 1680 England to 1718 Chester, PA) and Mary Wilson (1680 England to 1730 Chester, PA)
- Andrew Fletcher Jr's parents were Andrew Fletcher Sr (b 1658 England) and Mary (b abt 1658 England)