John Peoples, of the Bull Pasture, Augusta County, VA
Facts and Events
John Peoples (Peebles) was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 409.--11th November, 1774. Wallas Estill and Ann, of Botetourt, to John Peoples, on Clover Creek, now called Bullpasture, patented to Wallas, 3d November, 1750.
Will of John Peebles
- In the Name of God Amen, I John Peebles now in the decline of my days but of sound mind & memory thanks be to God therefore calling into mind the mortality of my body do this nineteenth day of May one thousand eight hundred make & Ordain this my last will & Testament principally & first of all I recommend my soul to God who gave it & for my body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the Jeneral Judgment I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God & touching my worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with I dispose of in the following manner.
- I first allow all my Just debts to be paid, secondly I leave to my dear wife Jane Peebles one negro woman named Rachel & her child named Nelly & her choice of the horses & as many horned cattle as she may think proper to take, & likewise I leave her all the necessaries of life that she may stand in need of for her & her family & stock to be given her of the plantation that I bought from my son Thomas in the state of Caintucky & also I leave the same plantation to my son Thomas & also I leave him two molatoe boys the named Tom & the named (Arch) likewise I leave to my son John the plantation that I bought from Charles Cameron & also my negro man named (Daig) & a negro boy named Jery & likewise my still.
- I likewise leave my son Robert a negro woman named (bet) & a Negro boy named Dick & a negro child named Solomon.
- I also leave each of my son in laws, Thomas Wilson, John Erwin, & John Deverix, one dollar.
- I leave to my two Grand children, daughters of Thomas Wilson one negro Girl named Violet & all her ( ) & also twenty five pounds in money to each of them to be paid when they come of age.
- I likewise leave to my daughter Jane one Negro Girl named liddy & oone hundred pounds to be paid out of the first sail of my home place & likewise leave to my daughter Mary one negro Girl named Ditts & one hundred pounds in money to paid out of the first sail of my place likewise, I leave my son Robert & John each of them one hundred pounds in money. likewise it is my will my home place upon the Bullpasture after my decease be sold with all my stock & farming utensil and after all my Just debts be paid it is my will that there shall be an equal division made of the remainder between my three sons to wit, Robert John & Thomas Peebles likewise the mountain place included with my home place I likewise leave the one half of the land that I located in Caintucky of it is recovered to my son Robert son John & the other half to my son Johns son John.
- I appoint two sons John Peebles & Thomas Peebles to be my Executor, this I allow and no other to by last will & Testament. & utterly disanul all othr wills gifts or promises whatsoever preceeding this date & hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first above written
- (signed) John Peebles (seal)
- Signed Sealed & pronounced & delivered in the presence of us to be his
- last will & Testament
- (Sauly) Graham
- John Miller
- Robert Carlyle
- Bath County September Court 1802
- his last will and Testament of John Peebles Decd. was produced in Court and proved by the oaths of John Miller and Robert Carlyle witnesses thereto and Ordered to be Recorded
- Teste: Chas Cameron Clk.
- Pg. 232. - Will of John Peebles, dated May 19, 1800.
- Wit: Lanty Graham, John Miller, Robert Carlyle
- Probated September 1802 Court
- Exec: sons John and Thomas
- Beq: to dear wife Jane, Negro woman Rachel and her child Nelly and choice of horses "and as many horned cattle as she may think proper to take" and all household furniture and 100 pounds, "I leave her all the necessaries of live that she may stand in need of for her and her family and stock to be fiven her of the plantation that I bought for my son Thomas in the state of Caintucky"
- to son Thomas the same plantation and two mulatto boys Tom and Arch.
- to son John the plantation bought from Charles Cameron, also Negro Davy and boy Jery, and "my still".
- to son Robert, Negro woman Bet and boy Dick and child Solomon.
- to sons-in-law Thomas Wilson, John Erwin and John Deverin $1 each.
- to two grandchildren, daughters of Thomas Wilson, Negro girl Violet and all her children, and 25 pounds each, when of age.
- to daughter Jane, Negro girl Liddy and 100 pounds from sale of the home place.
- to dauthter Mary, Negro Ditts and 100 pounds from sale of the home place.
- to sons Robert and John, 100 pounds each.
- the home place on the Bullpasture to be sold, with stock and utensils and equally divided between three sons, Robert, John and Thomas; likewise the mountain place included with my home place.
- half of the land that "I located in Caintucky if it is received" to son Robert's son John and half to son John's son John.
[Source: Abstracts of the Wills and Inventories of Bath County, Virginia, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 29=30].
Processioning List of 1767/68
- "Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Page 443.--Processioned by Wm. Caruthers, David Gray, 1767, 1768: For John Paxton, for Nathl. Evans, for James Robertson, for Wm. Ramsey, for Alex. McClure, for James Harries, for Saml. McCaskrey, for Widow Davidson, for Wm. Caruthers, for Jno. Peoples, for Thomas Paxton, for Patrick Lowrey, for John Dailey, for Thomas Dreydan, for Moses McClure, for Benj. Gray, for David Gray; for Widow Taylor, And. Taylor present; for Widow Huston, Jno. Huston present; for Joseph Reed.
Records of John Peoples in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 139.--20th August, 1765. Archibald Alexander to Joseph Alexander, £30, 256 acres, crossing the South River. Teste: John Lowrey, John Peoples, Nathaniel McClure.
- Vol. 1 - JUNE 20, 1769. - (210) Constable: John Peoples, vice Daniel Lyle.
- Page 200--22d November, 1773.-- John Macky's will--To wife, Mary; to son, Henry, a plantation in Forks of James River in Botetourt County, 170 acres; to son, William, 360 acres the testator lives on; to daughter, Jane; to daughter, Mary: to daughter, Esther; to daughter, Betsy. "Until my children come to full age." Executors, wife Mary, brother-in-law Wm Porter, Henry McClung. Teste: Archibald Alexander, Joseph Reed, John Peoples. Proved, 15th March. 1774, by the witnesses. Executors qualify (Mary __ her mark) with Saml. McDowell. John Porter.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 15, 1775. - (84) Thomas Allen, servant of John Peoples.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 15, 1775. - (84) John McCoy, overseer of road from head of Bull Pasture to Peoples's and from Samuel Wilson's (deceased) to Bell's place, Cow Pasture.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 20, 1777. - (222) Tithables to be taken in following Companies: Capt. Charles Campbell's, Capt. Alex. Stewart's, Capt. Matthew Wilson's, Capt. Andrew Moore's, Capt. James Tate's, Capt. John Cunningham's. Capt. Samuel McCutchan's, Capt. Patrick Buchanan's, Capt. Francis Long's, Capt. John Young's, Capt. Robert Thompson's, Capt. Zachariah Johnson's, Capt. Thomas Smith's, Capt. George Moffett's, Capt. Wm. Anderson's, Capt. Wm. Henderson's, Capt. Alex. Roberton's, Capt. David Bell's, Capt. John Given's, Capt. John Hopkins', Capt. John Stephenson's, Capt. Robert Craven's, Capt. George Pence's, Capt. James Frazier's, Capt. Wm. Nall's, Capt. Thomas Hewit's, Capt. Daniel Smith's, Capt. Reuben Harrison's, Capt. Thomas Bogg's, Capt Abraham Lincoln's, Capt. Anthony Rider, Capt. Ralph Stewart's, Capt. Benj. Wilson's, Capt. Wm. Robertson's, Capt. Samuel Pringle's, Capt. Robert McCreery's, Capt. Samuel Vance's, Capt. John McCoy's, Capt. John People's, Capt. Andrew Lockridges', Capt John Skidmore's, Capt. Paul Teeter's and Capt. Robert Davis'.
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1779 (D). - William Moore vs. John Peoples.--Writ, 28th April, 1778. Defendant lives in Rockbridge.
- Page 121.--21st March, 1780. Edward Hynds' estate settlement recorded--8th July, 1778, sale at vendue to, viz: John Peebles, Anthony Johnson, Francis Foard, Mathew Pen, Eli Bab Wilson, John Kingin, Thos. Deverix, Lewis Baker, Wm. McKeamey, Thos. Dugless, Joseph Newton; 1777, John Jordan; paid Elizabeth Peilentine, William Smith's legacy.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 20, 1783. - (41) Alexr. Buchanan and Wm. Allen (Middle River) appointed Commissioners of Specific Tax in First Battalion. John Peoples, same, in Second Battalion.
- 1787--April 16, John Deverix and Thomas Deverix, surety. John Deverix and Mary Peebles, daughter of John Peebles. Teste: John Graham, Wm. Stuart.
- Vol. 2 - Wilson vs. Wilson--O. S. 280; N. S. 99--Bill, 21st March, 1817, by Jane Wilson (by John Devericks, her guardian); Thomas Harris and Mary, his wife, late Wilson, daughter of first marriage of Thomas Wilson of Waynesboro. Their mother was a daughter of John Peebles, late of Bath. They were married in August, 1795, and she died 4 or 5 years after. Jane will be 21 in July next. John Peebles died, 1801, testate. Mary married in 1816. Jane was driven to seek refuge with John Devericks of Pendleton, who married her mother's sister. John Peebles, Jr., has moved to Kentucky and Thomas Peebles (son of John, Sr.) to Missouri. Thomas Wilson died September, 1818. Robert Carlile deposes, 1818, he has known John Peoples of Bath from 1774. John married Frances Peoples. Thos. Wilson lived in 1795, was living in Pendleton County. In 1798 he moved to Rockbridge. Frances died June, 1799. Will of John Peebles dated 19th May, 1800. Wife, Jane; son, Thomas, in Kentucky; son, Robert; son-in-law, Thos. Wilson, John Erwin, John Devericks; two grandchildren, daughters of Thos. Wilson; daughters, Jane, Mary; son, John; son Robert's son, John; son John's son, John. Recorded in Bath, September, 1802.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Ancestry.com/Ancestry Family Trees: Public Members Trees.