Person:John Rector (9)

m. 17 Jan 1711
  1. John Rector1711 - 1773
  2. Harman RectorAbt 1715 - 1789
  3. Henry RectorAbt 1718 - 1799
  4. Jacob Rectorabt 1723 - 1810
m. 11 Mar 1731
  1. John Rector, , JuniorAbt 1733 - 1773
m. Abt 1734
  1. Henry Rector1736 - 1782
  2. Daniel Rector, Sr.Abt 1738 - 1814
  3. Jacob RectorAbt 1740 - Abt 1779
  4. Charles Rector1742 - 1833
  5. Elizabeth Rector1743 -
  6. Catherine RectorAbt 1744 - Abt 1790
  7. Benjamin Rector1748 - 1808
  8. Frederick Rector1750 - 1811
Facts and Events
Name[1] John Rector
Gender Male
Birth? 1 Dec 1711 Trupbach, Nassau-Siegen, Germany
Marriage 11 Mar 1731 Germantown, Fauquier County, Virginiato Anna Catherine Fischbach
Marriage Abt 1734 Germantown, Virginiato Catherine Taylor
Death? 11 Mar 1773 Rectortown, Fauquier County, Virginia
Will[2]
Religion? The German Reformed Church

JOHANNES RICHTER was born in December 1, 1711 in Trupbach, Nassau-Siegen, Germany. He was christened in the German Reformed Church. His godfather was Johannes Fischbach, the mother's brother.

John was brought to Virginia Colony by his parents in April, 1714. He spent his early years in the Germanna Colony. About 1820, he moved with his parents to Germantown, Fauquier County, Virginia.

John married CATHERINE TAYLOR about 1734 in Germantown, Virginia.

Fauquier County records show John was active in acquiring large tracts of land, settling them into communities and then selling them to others. He sold his old land near Germantown before moving to the Northern part of the county.

John is shown in the following records from Prince William County, Virginia:

Will Book, "C", Pages 23 - 24. John Fishback's will, dated March 11,1733 and probated March 19, 1734, among other bequests leaves to his daughter, Cattren Rector, 50 acres where Henry Haeger lives, adjoining John Hoffman.

Will Book, "C", Pages 117 - 118. May 23, 1737, John "Rightor" presented the inventory and appraisement of Henri Haeger (his wife's grandfather).

Deed Book, "I", Page 158, July 28, 1746. John Rictor and Elizabeth Marr, widow, to John Wright and Joseph Blackwell land on the East side of Licking Run where John Rictor lives adjoining Jacob Holtzclaw and the land that Harman Fishback sold to Wright and Blackwell for the Hamilton Parish Glebe; test, Jacob Spilman, Joseph Thurman.

Deed Book, "M", Page 8, October 23, 1749. John Rictor of Hamilton Parish to Jacob Richtor of same 98 acres, part of a tract John purchased of Thomas Chattin.

Deed Book, "M", Page 10, October 23, 1749. John Rictor to Henry Rictor 100 acres, part of the land John bought of Thomas Chattin.

John Rector was active in obtaining large tracts of land and settling them into communities. In 1766 and 1767 he was deeded fairly large tracts of land on Goose Creek in northern Fauquier County, by Burgess Smith of Lancaster County, and in 1768 several thousand acres in the same neighborhood by Burgess Ball. He sold this land quiet rapidly, and the towns of Maidstone (now called Rectortown) and of Salem (now called Marshalls) were founded on this land.

The following deeds from Fauquier County show how John Rector acquired this new land, sold it to various persons, and sold out his old land near Germantown, moving to the northern part of the county:

Deed Book 2, Page 596. September 26, 1766, Bergess Smith of Lancaster County and Alice his wife to John Rector of Fauquier County 234 acres.

Deed Book 3, Page 9. March 13, 1767, Bergess Smith of Lancaster County and Alice his wife to John Rector of Fauquier County 200 acres.

Deed Book 3, Page 18. June 4, 1767, Bergess Smith of Lancaster County and Alice his wife to John Rector of Fauquier County 198 acres.

Deed Book 3, Page 36. October 8, 1767, Bergess Smith of Lancaster County and Alice his wife to John Rector of Fauquier County 168 acres.

Deed Book 4, Page 147. December 7, 1770, Burgess Ball and Mary his wife to John Rector 4874 acres.

Deed Book 2, Page 658. June 22, 1767, John Rector and Catharine his wife to Hugh Morrison 115 acres, part of a parcel of land taken up June 15, in Hamilton Parish; test, Henry Rector et al.

Deed Book 3, Page 333. October 24, 1768, John Rector and Catherine his wife to Joseph Robinson 45 acres in Hamilton Parish, part of a tract taken up June 15, 1731.

Deed Book 4, Page 277. September 23, 1771, John Rector and Catherine his wife of Leeds Parish to John Kincheloe of Leeds Parish 157 acres near Burgess Smith and Burgess Ball, part of land deeded Rector by Ball September 5, 1770.

Deed Book 4, Page 280. October 1, 1771, John Rector and Catherine his wife of Leeds Parish to Henry Rector, Jr. 157 acres, part of land deeded Rector by Ball.

Deed Book 4, Page 282. October 1, 1771, John Rector and Catherine his wife of Leeds Parish to Charles Rector 157 acres of land deeded Rector by Ball.

Deed Book 4, Page 285. October 28, 1771, John Rector and Catherine his wife of Leeds Parish to George Glascock 257 acres of land deeded Rector by Ball.

Deed Book 4, Page 288. October 28, 1771, John Rector and Catherine his wife of Leeds Parish to Richard McPherson 150 acres of land deeded Rector by Ball.

Deed Book 4, Page 290. October 28, 1771, John Rector and Catherine his wife of Leeds Parish to John Squires 187 acres of land deeded Rector by Ball.

Deed Book 4, Page 292. 1771, John Rector and Catherine his wife of Leeds Parish to William Murray 157 acres of land deeded Rector by Ball.

Deed Book 4, Page 294. October 1, 1771, John Rector and Catherine his wife of Leeds Parish to Isaac Cundiff 157 acres of land deeded Rector by Ball adjoining Jacob Rector.

Deed Book 4, Page 296. October 1, 1771, John Rector and Catherine his wife of Leeds Parish to Hezekiah Glascock 170 acres of land deeded Rector by Ball.

Deed Book 4, Page 299. October 28, 1771, John Rector and Catherine his wife of Leeds Parish to James Murray 318 acres.

Deed Book 4, Page 301. October 1, 1771, John Rector and Catherine his wife of Leeds Parish to John Rector, Jr. 157 acres.

Deed Book 4, Page 304. October 1, 1771, John Rector and Catherine his wife of Leeds Parish to Jacob Rector 157 acres.

Deed Book 4, Page 306. October 1, 1771, John Rector and Catherine his wife of Leeds Parish to Henry Rector, Sr. 150 acres.

Deed Book 4, Page 367. October, 1771, John Rector and Catherine his wife of Leeds Parish to Thomas Glascock 431 acres.

Deed Book 5, Page 183. July 19, 1772, John Rector and Catherine his wife of Leeds Parish to James Stewart, Jr. of Fairfax County 874 acres bought of Burgess Ball of Lancaster County in 1770.

Deed Book 5, Page 202. July 23, 1772, John Rector and Catherine his wife of Leeds Parish to John Harmans 151 acres on Goose Creek, part of the Ball tract.

Deed Book 5, Page 245. May 30, 1772, John Rector and Catherine his wife of Leeds Parish to Isaac Nichols 325 acres on Goose Creek, part of the Ball tract.

Deed Book 5, Page 291. March 1, 1773, John Rector to Joseph Neal during natural life of himself, Anne Neal his wife and Thomas Neal his son 108 acres on Goose Creek.

Deed Book 5, Page 293. March 9, 1773, John Rector and Catherine his wife of Leeds Parish to Robert Donaldson 138 acres, part of the Ball tract.

Deed Book 5, Page 295. March 9, 1773, John Rector and Catherine his wife of Leeds Parish to John Hendren 168 acres of the Ball tract adjoining Jacob Rector.

Deed Book 5, Page 297. March 9, 1773, John Rector and Catherine his wife of Leeds Parish to William Murray 159 acres.

Deed Book 5, Page 299. March 9, 1773, John Rector and Catherine his wife of Leeds Parish to Thomas Priest, Jr. 187 acres.

Deed Book 5, Page 302. March 9, 1773, John Rector and Catherine his wife of Leeds Parish to John Glascock 139 acres.

Deed Book 5, Page 307. October 1, 1771, John Rector and Catherine his wife of Leeds Parish to Jacob Rector 100 acres.

Deed Book 5, Page 362. February 27, 1773, John Rector to John Clark lease to John Clark, his wife Ann and his son Daniel, during their natural lives, 161 acres on Goose Creek; test, Henry Rector, Frederick Rector, Benjamin Robinson.

References
  1. Germanna Record No. 4: John Jacob Rector, 1714 Germanna Colonist and His Descendants, Pages 10 - 18, Primary quality.
  2. The will of John Rector (Fauquier County Will Book I, Page 205) was dated July 15, 1772 and probated March 22, 1773. It leaves his wife the plantation "I live on," 300 acres during her life, then to son Henry; to son Henry 224 acres plus the 300 acres after wife's death; son Daniel a bequest, but no land; son Charles 201 acres called the Race Ground Lott; son Jacob negroes, etc.; son Benjamin the plantation on which he lives, 106 acres; son Frederick a bequest but no land; grandson, John, son of John Rector, 100 acres; brother Harmon, 100 acres on which he lives on Licking Run; after wife's death, the property to be divided into eight equal parts and divided among sons John, Daniel, Jacob, Charles, Benjamin and Frederick, and "the children of my daughter Catherine deceased" and "the children of my daughter Elizabeth not living"; wife and son Henry executors; test Henry, Rector, Jacob Faubion, John Adams.

    Fauquier County Minute Book, 1773 - 80, shows several suits in 1773 and 1774 by Catherine Rector and Henry Rector, executors of John Rector, decd. The inventory and appraisement was not handed in until the November, County, 1774.