Person:John Stephenson (41)

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John Stephenson
d.bef. 6 September 1814 Pendleton County, Virginia
m. Est. 1735
  1. Adam Stephenson1736 - Bef 1794
  2. William Stephensonabt 1738/39 - Bef 1816
  3. Maj. David Stephensonabt 1740/41 - Bef 1815
  4. Sarah Stephensonabt 1742 -
  5. Matthew Stephensonabt 1743/44 -
  6. Elizabeth 'Betsy' Stephensonabt 1745 - 1821
  7. James Stephensonabt 1746 - bef 1814
  8. John Stephensonabt 1748 - bef 1814
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Name John Stephenson
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1748 Augusta County, Virginia
Death? bef. 6 September 1814 Pendleton County, Virginia

John Stephenson 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 260.--12th February, 1778. Ralph Lofftus and Sarah to Adam and John Stephenson and Samuel Anderson. Patented to William Cunningham, 10th August, 1759, on Thorny Branch. Delivered: John Bing, August, 1778. Teste: Thomas, Joseph and James Waddle.


Estate Records

  • Pg 57 Pendleton County, VA Will Book 3 pg 279-280: 8 Dec 1813.
  • Division made by the executors of John (sic) Stephenson:
  • John Stephenson s/o James: $100; Adam Stephenson s/o James: $90; James Stephenson s/o James: $90; Easter Strayer, d/o James Stephenson: $100; Peggy McNulty, d/o James Stephenson: $25; Sinthy Stephenson, d/o James: $25; Jane Woods, d/o James Stephenson: $25; Becky (?) Stephenson, d/o James: $25; William Stephenson s/o Adam: $90; James Stephenson s/o Adam: $90; Ann Wadle, d/o Adam Stephenson: $25; Saly Heir (sic), d/o Adam Stephenson: $50; Saly Keislin, no relationship stated: $30; Betsy Herrin, NRS: $25; Pegy Panter, NRS: $25; William Herrin, NRS: $25; Robt Shanklin, NRS: $25. $765 paid, leaving balance of $398.
  • William Stephenson shall say who is to receive the remainder.
  • Sign: James (+) Stephenson, Margaret (mark) Stephenson.
  • Witness: Robt Malcom.
  • Recorded: 6 Sep 1814 “as a cordicial (sic) to the last will and testament of John Stephenson deceased.”

[Note: William Herron, the brother-in-law of John Stephenson, named in the record above, died in July 1806, so John Stephenson's will was likely written prior to that date).

  • Pg 73 Pendleton County, VA Will Book 4 pg 66-67: 17 Nov 1821.
  • James Stephenson. ... money coming to me from uncle John Stephenson’s estate

Military Records

  • VA Colonial Soldiers, 1794 [Note: likely this John Stephenson]
  • Pg 264 Bounty Land Applications: Rockingham County: John Stephenson was a soldier under Capt. McClanahan in an independent company of rangers. 28 Mar 1780
  • Pg 301 Warrant for 50 acres issued to John Stephenson, a soldier in Capt. McClanahan’s Independent Company in Col Boquet’s campaign. Mar 1780 Rockingham Co.
References
  1.   Name: John Stephenson
    Birth: abt 1748, Augusta County, VA
    Death: abt 1810, Pendleton County, WV
    Death Memo: bef 6 Sep 1814?
    http://www.hillfamilymd.org/Family/ps35/ps35_454.htm