Person:John Sittlington (2)

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John Sittlington
d.bef. Jan. 1798 Bath County, Virginia
m. abt. 1700
  1. Agnes Sittlingtonabt 1700 -
  2. William SitlingtonEst 1712-1720 - bef 1772
  3. Elizabeth SittlingtonEst 1715-1727 -
  4. Thomas SittlingtonEst 1715-1727 -
  5. Andrew Sittlingtonabt 1719 - 1804
  6. John Sittlington1720 - bef 1798
  7. Mary Margaret Sittlingtonabt 1723/24 - 1797
m. bef. 1745
  1. Janet Sittlingtonabt 1747 -
  2. Robert Sittlington1748 - 1833
  3. Jean Sittlington1750 - 1829
  4. Mary Sitlington1759 - 1838
  5. Alexander Sittlingtonest 1760-1775 - aft 1840
  6. Elizabeth 'Betsy' Sittlingtonabt 1761 - abt 1816
  7. Nancy Agnes Sittlington1765 - 1838
Facts and Events
Name John Sittlington
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1720 Ballygown, Northern Ireland
Marriage bef. 1745 to Elizabeth Hilton
Death? bef. Jan. 1798 Bath County, Virginia

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

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 446.--12th November, 1774. William Laverty and Jane, of Botetourt, to John Sitlington.

John Sittlington lived on the "Cowpasture" area of Augusta County, VA, based upon the following record in Augusta County:

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 67.--29th November, 1790. John Sitlington to James Kelso, his son-in-law, husband to John's daughter, Elizabeth, marriage portion, plantation on Cowpasture where John now lives.


Will of John Sittlington

  • Page 51--Will of John Sitlington, of the Cowpasture, Bath County. Son-in-law, James Kelso. Only surviving son, Robert Sitlington; daughter, Jane Crawford; daughter, Jennet Slown; daughter, Elizabeth Kelso; daughter, Mary Young; daughter, Ann Baty. Dated 12th September, 1792. Recorded in Bath, January, 1798.

Additional Records in Augusta County, VA

The first seven records, dealing with the family of John Sittlington and his son-in-law, James Kelso's family are listed consecutively in Chalkley's:
  • Page 45--Answer by James Kelso in Goochland County, 1817.
  • Page 49--Answer by Betsy Hughart, formerly Kelso, 1816, in Montgomery County, Kentucky. James Kelso now lives in Louisa, where he married. He had by a former marriage John, Hugh, Polly, Betsy.
  • Page 53--Petition of John Kelso, son of James. This is a suit to set aside a deed by James to the children named on page 49. In 1817 John went to Kentucky. John Sitlington was his grandfather.
  • Page 55--John Sitlington's daughter Elizabeth married James Kelso.
  • Page 57--Deed, 2d June, 1823, by Thos. Hughart and Elizabeth, of Bath County, Kentucky, to John P. Kelso, of same place.
  • Page 58--Deed, 9th April, 1820, by Jno. C. Alexander and wife, Polly, of Montgomery County, Kentucky, to John S. Kelso, of Bath County, Kentucky. Deed, 22d October, 1816, by James Kelso and wife, Elizabeth, of Louisa, to John, Hugh, Thos. Hughart, and Elizabeth and Polly Kelso.
Other records in Chalkley's:
  • Page 446.--12th November, 1774. William Laverty and Jane, of Botetourt, to John Sitlington.
  • Page 339.--21st March, 1775. John Lewis' bond (with John Warwick (mark) and John Sutlington (mark)) as administrator of Michael Bush.
  • (Marriage License) - 1786--December 15, Andrew Betty and Agness Sitlington, daughter John Sitlington.
  • (Marriage License) - 1789--August 24, James Kelso and Betsy Sitlington, daughter of John Sitlington (consent); witnesses, Alexander Crawford, Andrew Sitlington. James is son of Hugh Kelso (consent). Witnesses, John Walker, John Moore, John Stewart; surety, Alexander McPheeters.
  • Vol. 2 - Sitlington Heirs vs. Sitlington's Widow--O. S. 79; N. S. 27--Bill, 3d December, 1805. Orators are viz: James Kelso, and Eltzabeth, his wife, John Young and Polly, his wife; Nathan Crawford and Jane, his wife; Jennet Sloan (Kean?), Andrew Beaty and Agness, his wife; Edward McLaughlin and Jane, his wife; of whom Elizabeth, Polly, Jane Crawford, Jennet and Agness are the daughters and Jane Erwin is granddaughter of John Sutlington, deceased. John was brother of whole blood of Andrew Sutlington, of Bath. Andrew died 1787 without issue, widow Elizabeth. He made a will, dated 1801, and this suit is to contest it on account of inability by age and infirmity, being 90 years old. Andrew had written to John in Ireland to come to Virginia. He married Elizabeth when aged. She was a Montgomery? Her brother (?) John was a preacher. Defendants are viz: Elizabeth Sutlingon (widow of Andrew), Jacob Warwick, Andrew Sutlingon Warwick, Andrew Sutlington (son of Robert Sutlington), John Montgomery, and Andrew Erwin. Jacob Warwick answers that oratrix, Jane McLaughlin, is niece of Andrew Sutlington, who is understood to have had a half-sister, Mrs. Sherman, living in Pennsylvania at his death. Andrew had married the mother of Jacob. Elizabeth answers that John Sutlington had a son, Robert, now living in Bath. James Erwin is brother of Jane McLaughlin. Andrew died 15th April, 1804. He was in his 85th year. John Sutlington came to this country in 1774. Andrew and Elizabeth were married in 1779. Andrew Sitlington's will dated 12th October, 1801. Proved in Bath County, June, 1804. Wife Elizabeth; legatee Gean Crawford, wife of Nathan Crawford. Legatee Andrew Sitlington Crawford, son of Nathan. Legatee Gennet Sloan and her daughter, Polly Sloan. Legatee Polly Young, wife of John Young. Legatee Agness Beaty, wife of Andrew Beaty. Legatee Elizabeth Kelso, wife of James Kelso. Legatee Elizabeth, Sitlington Kelso, daughter of Elizabeth Kelso, Legatee nephew, James Erwin. Legatee nephew, Andrew Erwin. Legatee niece Jean McGloughlin, wife of Edward, and her son, Andrew McGloughlin. Legatee Andrew Sitlington McDonald, son of Samuel. Legatee Elizabeth McDonald, daughter of John. Legatee Elizabeth McDonald, daughter of Samuel. Legatee Andrew Sitlington Warwick, son of Jacob. Legatee Andrew Sitlington, son of Robert. Letter by Andrew to John dated Greenbrier, 25th September, 1776, speaks of brother William (in Pennsylvania), and brother Thomas, of sister Elizabeth.
  • Hull vs. Lance--O. S. 328; N. S. 118--Bill, 22d November, 1818, by Henry, Peter, Susannah (wife of Thos. Kinkead), Barbara (wife of John Sitlington), Adam, Jacob, William Hull, heirs and devisees of Peter Hull of Pendleton, who on 3d June, 1788, bought land of George Lance which had been devised to him by his father, Bernard Lance, in Crabapple Bottom in Pendleton. Mary, the mother of George, had some interest in this land which adjoined Joseph Lance; 230 acres now occupied by the widow of Barnet. George Lance died February, 1818, testate. Sons, Jonas and Benj. Peter Hull died 1817, testate. Barnhard Lance's (of Augusta) will dated 5th March, 1786. Wife, Mary; son, George, infant; son, Joseph; son, Conrad; daughter, Elizabeth; daughter, Mary; devisee, Martin Lee; devisee, Conrad Buck; daughters, Margaret, Amy, Christina. Recorded in Augusta, 20th June, 1786. Susannah Lantz is mother of Jonas and Benj. Lantz. Deed, 4th October, 1790, by George Lance of Fayette County to Peter Hull of Pendleton County, 230 acres part of two tracts, viz: 400 acres and 390 acres, both granted to Bernard Lance, 10th April, 1781, in Pendleton on Crab Bottom. Recorded in Pendleton, 4th October, 1790. Will of Joseph Lance of Pendleton County dated 14th February, 1817. Wife, Susannah; sons, Jonas and Benj., Joseph; daughters, Susanna, Barbara, Mary, Catherine, Christina. Recorded in Pendleton, 2d June, 1818. Will of Peter Hull of Pendleton County. Wife, Barbara; eldest son, Henry, the Patton Place plantation; son, Peter; daughter, Susannah Kinkead, wife of Thomas (?) ; daughter, Barbara Sitlington, wife of John (?) ; son, Adam; son, Jacob; son, William; son-in-law, Wm. Harvey; grandson, Mathew Harvey. Dated 16th April, 1817.
  • Page 57--Deed, 2d June, 1823, by Thos. Hughart and Elizabeth, of Bath County, Kentucky, to John P. Kelso, of same place.
  • Page 58--Deed, 9th April, 1820, by Jno. C. Alexander and wife, Polly, of Montgomery County, Kentucky, to John S. Kelso, of Bath County, Kentucky. Deed, 22d October, 1816, by James Kelso and wife, Elizabeth, of Louisa, to John, Hugh, Thos. Hughart, and Elizabeth and Polly Kelso.
References
  1. Husband: John Sitlington, Jr.
    Father: John Sitlington, Sr. [R513]
    Born: 1720, in Ballygown, Northern Ireland
    Died: 1792, in Bath County Va.

    Wife: ?

    Married: In Ballygown, Northern Ireland

    (1996) From [S004], “John Sitlington was the last of John Sitlington (Sr.)’s four sons to come from Northern Ireland to America. He arrived in 1774 and settled at Wallawhatoola Va., bringing with him his family of six daughters. It was he who became the AMERICAN ANCESTOR of all the Virginia Sitlingtons.” This is misleading; if John had only daughters, he could not have passed on the name to “all the Virginia Sitlingtons.” [S004] goes on to list six daughters plus one son, Robert Sitlington [R521], who was born in 1749 in Northern Ireland. Figure R512a is an abbreviated family tree of the Bath County Sitlingtons.

    Children:
    Jean Sitlington [R506]
    Janet Sitlington, b. ?, d. 1821. M. James Sloan, 5 children; settled in Indiana in the early 1800s, later moved farther west
    Elizabeth (Betsy) Sitlington, m. James Kelso at Millboro Va., 9/1/1789. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. John Brown.
    James Kelso was born on Walker’s Creek (now in Rockbridge County), and was a member of Captain James Buchannan’s
    Company of Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War. John Sitlington willed to James Kelso (11/9/1790) all his land on the Cowpasture River and Jackson’s Run in consideration of his marriage to his daughter Elizabeth.
    Mary (Polly) Sitlington, m. John Young; settled in Indiana, later in Missouri. Dau. m. __ Hughart
    Agnes Sitlington, m. Andrew Beaty; settled in Springville, Lawrence County, Indiana, where the couple had 6 children. (Andrew was married twice more, had a total of 17 children.)
    Robert Sitlington [R521].

    John Sitlington was an Elder of the Windy Cove Church “at the outset” [S048].

    http://woodsandothers.net/r_no._pages/r500-r549/R512.html