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John Rhea was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of John Rhea in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - John Rhea vs. William Rhea's heirs--O. S. 45; N. S. 15--Bill filed 19th July, 1804, Augusta. In 1777 orator's brothers were about to leave their father, William Rhea, in order to settle themselves. William applied to John to stay with him. John was drafted for a tour for a year for which he hired a substitute. John married a daughter of Thomas Turk and Wm. promised him land. William died, leaving wife Elizabeth Rhea and children, viz: Alexander, Nancey (now married to Joseph Ritchey); Elizabeth, now married to Robert Rhea; James, Thomas, Margret, Hannah, Polly, Martha, Jane, which Nancy, Elizabeth, James, Thomas, Margret, Hannah, Polly, Martha, John are children df James Rhea, deceased, son of William, and now reside out of the Commonwealth. Hugh Rhea, a child of Archibald Rhea, another son of William also living out of Commonwealth; Robert Rhea, Ann Lockridge and William Rhea, children of William, deceased; John Rhea, another son of said Archibald Rhea, which Robert, Ann, William and John live in the Commonwealth. Deed dated 22d March, 1805, proved in Bath July Court 1805. Robert Rhea, of Bath County, Ann Lockbridge and John Rhea, of Augusta; William, Alexander Robert and Elizabeth, his wife, James, Thomas, Margret, Hannah, Mary, Martha and John Rhea, of Kentucky; Hugh Rhea and Joseph Richey and Nancy, his wife, of Tennessee; all to John of Bath County tract on Mill Creek.
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