Person:John McCollom (1)

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John McCollom, of Bath County, VA
b.Bef. 1748
d.Bef. 11 Apr 1798 Bath County, Virginia
  • HJohn McCollom, of Bath County, VABef 1748 - Bef 1798
  • WEleanor UnknownBef 1751 -
m. Bef. 1768
  1. Jacob McCollom1768 -
  2. Daniel McCollomabt 1770 -
  3. Jean McCollomBef 1775 -
  4. Margaret McCollom1775 -
  5. William McCollomBef 1777 -
  6. Rebecca McCollomBef 1781 -
  7. Sarah McCollombef 1781 -
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Name John McCollom, of Bath County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? Bef. 1748
Marriage Bef. 1768 Prob. Virginiato Eleanor Unknown
Death? Bef. 11 Apr 1798 Bath County, Virginia

John McCollom was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Will of John McCollom

1794: Will of John McCollom of Bath dated 19 May 1794 was probated 11 Apr 1798. Wits: William Sharp & George Poage. Wife Elener. Bequests: to "dear and loving wife ELENER" all goods, chattles and land for her lifetime, then to son Jacob [who is] to keep any of his sisters that may not yet be married"; to son David [sic; Daniel] and William and daughters Mary and Jean 6 shillings each; to daughters Rebecca, Margret and Sarah at age 18 a cow, calf and saddle, or equal value, "the none of them to keep more than three head of cattle over winter on the land". [J.R. Bruns, "Abstracts of the Wills and Inventories of Bath County, Virginia 1791-1842", p. 14; cites Will Book 1, p. 107].


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John McCollum of Bath Co., VA d. ca. 1796 Posted by: David Ross (ID *****3764) Date: June 23, 2008 at 07:25:06

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Can anyone help me find the parents of John McCollum of Bath Co., VA? Or the maiden name of his wife?

I have concluded that John McCollum of Rockbridge Co., VA, son of Patrick, is not John McCollum of Bath. Tax records for Rockbridge and Bath from 1788-1798 show that persons by the same name were tithed in both places.

Here is what I have learned about his time in Virginia. [Not all my sources are primary. The source identified below as ksh is Karen Sue Haley, a persistent genealogist who was kind enough to share the results of her research.]

1768: Son Jacob McCollum born.

1775: Dau Margaret b. 11 Apr 1775; will marry John Waddell in 1799 in Bath Co.

1777-79: Private John McCollum appears from Mar 1777 through Dec 1779 on the Company Pay Rolls and Muster Rolls in the 12th & 8th Virginia Regiment of Foot in Capt. Waggener's Company, and later in Maj. Clark's Company; the Regt. was under the command of Col. James Wood throughout the Revolution. John was wounded 04 Oct 1777 at the Battle of Germantown during the Defense of Philadelphia, and was often recorded as a waggoner. A possible relative, Private William McCollum, was in records for the same Company from Mar 1777 through Nov 1779, and was also often recorded as a waggoner. [NARA Military Records. Comment: When the records for John and Wm end, the army was wintering near Morristown, NJ. There was no record saying that they deserted that winter, although many did because of food shortages and other deprivations. No record has been found saying that they were with the 8th Regt when it was captured in Charleston, SC, the following May.]

Sometime before 1782 John, Daniel and William McCollum moved into Augusta County, and settled in a portion that would later become Pocohantas County. A vanity press article on the McCollam family stated that the first McCollam settler in the county "... was of Scotch-Irish descent, and the son of a physician a graduate of the University of Edinburg, and lived in New Jersey..... came from New Jersey in 1770, or thereabouts, and settled on Brown's Mountain near Driscol, which is yet known as the 'McCollam Place,' now in the possession of Amos Barlow, Esq. His children were Jacob, Daniel, William, Rebecca, Mary, and Sarah. [W.T. Price, "Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County, West Virginia", Price Brothers, Marlinton, WV, 1901, p. 229]. Driscol, 6.5 miles SE of Marlinton, is presently known as Minnehaha Springs, and Brown's Mountain is about 4 miles north of that village.

1782: John McCollom was on Augusta Co. Personal Propery Tax List, 10 Apr 1782, with 1 tithe, 3 horses & 16 cattle in the District of Capt. Finley of Baskin's Company. [Microfilm, Library of Virginia (LVA)].

1784: John McCollam was on Augusta Co. Personal Property Tax List, 06 Aug 1784, with 1 tithe, 4 horses & 4 cattle. [Microfilm, LVA].

1785: John McCollom was on the Feb-Mar 1785 enumeration of Botetourt Co, VA in Henry Walker's district; household included 11 white persons in one dwelling. [Enumeration area included all or parts of Alleghany, Bath, Roanoke & Craig counties; copied and indexed by C.T. Burton, acquired by NSDAR Library Dec 1972]

1787: John McCollom was on the Augusta County Land Tax Return of Charles Cameron for 1787; 150a; tax rate per acre = 1/9; total value of land = 12 lbs, 14 shillings, 2 pence; tax at 1 1/2 percent = 3 shillings, 11 1/4 pence. [Ruth & Sam Sparacio, "Augusta County Land Tax Books, 1782-1802", 1997, p. 45].

1788: John McCollom was on Augusta Co. Land Tax List with 150a valued at 18 lbs 2 shillings 6 pence; taxes: 3 n 11 n 4. [Microfilm, LVA].

1789: John McCollum was on Augusta Co. Land Tax List for the 2nd Battalion 3rd District, where the transfer of 150a to Alex Lowry was noted but not taxed to John. [Microfilm, LVA].

1790: Tax list for Augusta Co., VA William McCollom, 1 tithe, 5 horses John McCollom, 1 tithe, 5 horses Daniel McCollom, 1 tithe, 7 horses

1791: Bath Co., VA, formed from Augusta/Botetourt/Greenbrier counties.

1791: There were 118 heads of families in Bath Co., VA in 1791; Samuel Vance's District included: Daniel McCollum John McCollum Wm Sharp [ksh, cites Annals of Bath Co., p. 118]

1791: Tax list for Bath Co., VA, 1st district [D.R. Jones, "Bath County Personal Property Tax Lists, Vol 1, 1791-1801", Bath Co., Historical Soc., 1995].

  1. 178 John McCollom, recorded 06 Aug 1791, 1 tithe, 4 horses

1792: John's daughter Jean married Abraham Deveis, 1 Jun 1792, in Bath Co., VA. John McCollom consents for daughter Jean. Surety: James Vance. [C.C. Metheny & E.W. Wise, "Bath County Marriage Bonds & Ministers Returns, 1791-1853", Bath Co. Historical Soc, 1978, p. 4].

1792: Tax list for Bath Co., VA, 2nd district [D.R. Jones, "Bath County Personal Property Tax Lists, Vol 1, 1791-1801", Bath Co., Historical Soc., 1995].

  1. 190 William McCollom, undated, 1 tithe, 3 horses
  2. 194 John McCollom, recorded 21 Jun 1792, 1 tithe, 6 horses

1793: Tax list for Bath Co., VA, 2nd district [D.R. Jones, "Bath County Personal Property Tax Lists, Vol 1, 1791-1801", Bath Co., Historical Soc., 1995].

  1. 197 William McCollom, 20 Jun 1793, 1 tithe, 5 horses
  2. 200 Daniel McCollom, 20 Jun 1793, 1 tithe, 6 horses
  3. 209 John McCollom, 15 Jun 1793, 1 tithe, 5 horses


1794: Personal Property Tax Lists for Bath Co., VA [Microfilm, LVA]: John McCollom, 06 Jul 1794, 1 tithe, 4 horses Daniel McCollom, 06 Jul 1794, 1 tithe, 7 horses

1794: Tax list for Bath Co., VA, 2nd district [D.R. Jones, "Bath County Personal Property Tax Lists, Vol 1, 1791-1801", Bath Co., Historical Soc., 1995].

  1. 188 William McCollom, 09 Jun 1794, 1 tithe, 6 horses
  2. 189 Daniel McCollom, 09 Jun 1794, 1 tithe, 5 horses
  3. 190 John McCollom, 14 Jun 1794, 1 tithe, 6 horses

1794: John Poage of Augusta Co to John McCollum of Bath Co. 30 pounds for 50a on waters of Greenbrier River to the line of J Brown. [ksh cites V1 p 92, but it doesn't work for Chalkley]

1795:Tax list for Bath Co., VA, entire county [D.R. Jones, "Bath County Personal Property Tax Lists, Vol 1, 1791-1801", Bath Co., Historical Soc., 1995].

  1. 388 John McCollum, undated, 1 tithe, 3 horses [last appearance of John in tax lists; probably died 1795-1796]
  2. 393 William McCollum, 30 Jul 1795, 1 tithe, 5 horses
  3. 394 Daniel McCollum, undated, 1 tithe, 5 horses

1796: Tax list for Bath Co., VA, [D.R. Jones, "Bath County Personal Property Tax Lists, Vol 1, 1791-1801", Bath Co., Historical Soc., 1995].

  1. 359 William McCollum, undated, 1 tithe, 5 horses
  2. 360 Daniel McCollum, undated, 1 tithe, 3 horses

1797: John's daughter Rebecca McCollum married Robert Moore, Sr., 19 Jan 1797, in Warm Springs, Bath Co., VA [ksh]

1797: John's son William McCollum married Sarah Drinnan, dau of Lawrence Drinnan and Sarah Day, 14 Apr 1797, in Warm Springs, Bath Co., VA [ksh]

1797: Will of John McCallom probated Apr 1797, Bath Co., Will Book 1 pp. 107-108, LVA Reel 7.