Capt. John Dabney Strother
Facts and Events
Acquistion of Land in Orange County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys:
- John Strother, 2 Oct. 1747 - 26 Oct. 1747; 800 acres on North Fork of Rush River; adj. Wm. Covington, Francis Slaughter. Chain Carrier - Francis Jacobus & Alexander Monroe. Surv. James Genn. [Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Orange & Augusta Counties, with Tithables, Delinquents, Petitioners, 1730-1754, Volume One, Peggy Smomo Joyner, pg. 14]. (Note: apparently survey for grant listed below).
Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants 1742-1775, Vol. 2:
- G-96: John Strother of Orange County, 800 acres in said County. Surv. Mr. James Genn. On Rush River, adjoining William Covington, Francis Strother. 22 July 1748. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, pg. 27].
- N-223: John Strother of Culpepper County, 381 acres on Pignut Ridge, Thornton & Rush Rs. in said County. Surv. Richard Young. Adjoining the Great Bear Wallow, John Jones. 16 Sept. 1766. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, pg. 180].
Will of John Dabney Strother
"1795 WILL: Culpeper Co, VA, WB D-154, dtd 29 Mar, probated 20 Apr 1795. Bequeathed to his wife, Mary, 1/3 part of all lands and Negroes for her natural life and 1/3 of personal property. George & John Strother sons of my daughter, Ann Strother, and unto Michael Lawler, son of my daughter, Susanna Lawler, 25 pounds. My daughters Mary Browning, Sarah Hughes, Lucy Covington, Elizabeth Browning, and Mildred Covington that each of them who have not received 300 pounds shall have that amount made up to them. Son Joseph all debts due; in the recording it says that "they believe Mary Strother, widow and relict of the decedent did not wish to administer on the estate but wished John Strother, Jr., to administer on it.
Land Record of John Strother
1799 DEED: 5 Apr, Charles Lewis Yates bought 110 acres in Culpeper on Fork Mountain and Thornton River from John Strother who was acting as attorney for Joseph Strother, Charles Browning and Mary his wife, William Hughes and Sarah his wife, Frances Covington and Mildred his wife "joint heirs and devisees of John Strother the Elder, deceased." (Culpeper Deeds, Liber U, folio 360)."
Records of John Strother in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 233.--22d November, 1775. John Kennerley and Mary, of Craven County, Camden District, South Carolina, to James Kennerley. Patented to Wm. Russell, 1st December, 1740. Patented to Joseph Bloodworth, 1st August, 1740. Teste: John Strother, William Kennerley, Joseph Strother. Certificate that the other witnesses that Joseph Strother, the other witness who came with them from South Carolina to prove this deed, died since his arrival. Privy examination of Mary as to above certified by Robert Goodwin, David Hopkins and Richard Brown.
Other Virginia Records
Capt. John Strother is mentioned in the Revolutionary War Pension Application file of Revolutionary War soldier Daniel N. Brown (1748-1833).
- Will of Francis Strother.
Library of Virginia, Will Book A, 1749-1770, Culpeper Co, VA, Reel 31, pages 57-60
See father's Will on page of Francis Strother and Susanna Dabney (1)
- Ancestry Family Trees. (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), Ancestry Family Trees.