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John Trimble, Sr. of North Mountain
b.Est 1712-1717 Ireland
d.ABT 1789
  1. James "Plantationer" Trimble1710 - bef 1776
  2. John Trimble, Sr. of North MountainEst 1712-1717 - ABT 1789
  3. Moses TrimbleABT 1718 - 1783
  4. David TrimbleABT 1720 - bef 1799
  • HJohn Trimble, Sr. of North MountainEst 1712-1717 - ABT 1789
  • WAnn Unknown
  1. Judge John Trimble, Jr.1735-1750 -
  2. Margaret Trimble1735-1750 -
  3. Mary Trimble1735-1750 -
  4. Judge Robert Trimble1735-1750 -
  5. Joseph Trimble1740-1753 - Bef 1789
  6. Walter TrimbleBef 1745 -
  7. Elizabeth Trimble1754 - 1840
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Name John Trimble, Sr. of North Mountain
Gender Male
Birth? Est 1712-1717 Ireland
Death? ABT 1789

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

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Advisory on John Trimble

There are two early John Trimble's that settled in Augusta County. The other John Trimble settled in the Borden Tract, married Mary Christian (as her 2nd husband) and was killed in the 2nd Kerr's Creek Massacre in 1764. This John Trimble acquired land in "North Mountain" in Augusta County, Virginia. This John Trimble is often referred to as "John Trimble of North Mountain" or "John Trimble of North Mountain and Brown's Settlement", and married Ann (Unknown).


Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

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John Trimble's land (Beverley Manor NW, 449 acres, 1739) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.


Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:


  • Pages 222-27. 5-6 June 1739. William Beverley of Essex County, Gent., to John Trimmel of Orange County, farmer. Lease and release; for ₤11.10 - current money. 449 acres on the branches of Shenandoah, part of land called Beverley Manor. (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: James Porteus, Thos. Wood, John Latham. 28 June 1739. Proved by James Porteus, Thos. Wood and John Latham. [Relinquishment of dower as above, Beverley to Smith]. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 3, Dorman, pg. 18].


Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 136.--William King, farmer, of Mariyan, to John Trimble, farmer, 251 acres in Beverley Manor; corner John Trimble, Beverley Manor line; corner Moses Offiriel. Teste: John McKeu, Hugh Young, Wm. McFeeters. (Note; this tract is adjoining John Trimble's 449 acre tract to the north).
  • Page 435.--Patent to John Trimble, Sr., 10th March, 1756, on Cathey's River.


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 351.--28th May, 1747. John Trimble to John Ellote, £10; 200 acres on head of South Fork of Jennings Branch, North Fork of Buffilo Lick Brance. Teste: Jno. Harvey, James Porteus, John Madison. Acknowledged, 19th August, 1747.
  • Page 270.--14th March, 1760. John Trimble and Ann ( ) to Robt Phillips, £24, 100 acres on Cathey's River; line of Robert Davis; oak on McClure's Run. Teste: Hugh ( ) Young, Morris ( ) Ofreal, Samuel Wallace, Wm. Stewart. Delivered: April Court, 1778.
  • Page 835.--17th March, 1765. John Trimble to Walter Trimble, his son, £5, 30 acres, part of 541 acres in Beverley Manor on head branches of Middle River. Delivered, 13th November, 1792.
  • MARCH 29, 1771. (288) Ann, wife of John Trimble, released dower in 200 acres--deed to James Elliot.

Will of John Trimble, Sr.

From Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia Records:

p. 191. Will Book No. 7

(288) 29th October, 1789. John Trimble, Sr.'s will - To wife, Ann, son John to support her; to daughter, Margaret McClenachan; to daughter, Mary Philson; to son, Walter; to son, John, home plantation, adjoining plantation testator's son Robert lives on; to grandson, John Trimble, son to son Joseph, deceased, infant, if said grandson demand the same; to son, Robert, plantation Robert now lives on; to Robert's eldest son, James Trimble; to son Robert's widow and children, in case of Robert's death; to daughter, Elizabeth Ellot, and her husband, James Ellot. Executors, son John Trimble and William McPheeters. Teste: Elizabeth McClenachan, Jno. Young, Jno. Moffett, Michael Coalter. Proved, 19th October, 1790, by Young and Moffett.


Records of John Trimble in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:


  • Vol. 2 - List of Musters, 1742: Captain John Smith's List: John Smith, Captain; John Moffet, Lieutenant; William Anderson, Ensign; Daniel Daniston, Sergeant; Sam Hogshead, John Hogshead, Will Hogshead, Dan. McAnear, Math. Edmeston, John Finley, Walter Trimble, John Francis, Robert Ralston, John Young, Alex. Blair, Alex. Craig, Thomas Gillespy, And. Erwine, Benj. Erwine, John Erwine, Edw. Erwine, John Trimble, James Trimble, Rob. Moffett, James Wright, Rob. King, Jam. Armstrong, John Pattison, Jas. Lesley, Felix Kanady, Thomas Gordon, And. Mitchell, Jas. Robertson, Gabrl. Pickins, Rob. Leeper, Sam. Moore, John Miller, James Miller, Patr. Quine, Mat. Armstrong, John Ramsey, Dan. Daniston, Sam Northward, Rob. Renick, John Archer, Sampn. Archer, Jam.'s Sayers, Thos. McCulough, George Anderson, John Anderson, Rob. Poage, Rob. Patterson, Jas. Craford, Will Baskins.
  • 10 February 1745/46 - p. 13: (5) Petn. Samuel Wallace - Road ordered from William King's to the C.H., thence to Samuel Gay's - Wm. King, Morice Ofrield and John Trimble to lay off 1st part. - Wm. Hutcheson and James Trimble, the residue.
  • 18 June 1746 - p. 19: (49) Morrice Offield, John Trimble and Wm. King to make remainder of the road from top of North Mountain to said King's and thence to Co. Ho.
  • Augusta Parish Vestry Book - p. 435 (22) William McFeters and Patrick Martin report, viz: Processioned for James Bell, Maurice Ofrail; Wm King, Samuel Wallace, Hugh Young, John Trimble, Wm. McFeters, Jacob Lockhart, Thosl Kirkpatric,, James Clerk, John McCery, Nathan Patterson, Capt. John Wilson, Robert Campbell, Andrew Pickens and Wm. Martin, Robert Campbell, David Campbell, James Lockhart, David Cunningham, Alex. Campbell, Patrick Cook, Patrick Martin. These not processioned, viz: Jas. Bell, John Risk, Capt. John Wilson, John McCutcheon. (not dated but lying between 24 February 1747-48 and 7 March 1747-48)
  • p. 26: Will Book No. 1 - (463) 16th November, 1752. Pat McCue's appraisement, by Samuel Wallace, Moses Ofrel, John Trimble
  • 21 November 1752 - p. 56: (410) Maurice O"Frield, John Trimble, Wm. McFeeters, Wm. Martain, James Young, Jacob Lockart, James Vance, Patrick Martin, Wm. Mc Clintock, Rob. Young, Thos. Piery, John Campbell, James Peary, Robert Davis, James Philips, John Spear, John McMurry, Alexr. McMurry , David Stuard, Hugh Young, John Jameson, Rob. McClellon and John Brown - to work the road under Saml. Wallace from top of North Mountain to the Co. Ho.
  • 21 March 1753 - p. 57: (414) John Buchanan . . . William McFeeters . . . John Trimble, Maurice O'Frield . . . to keep road formerly laid off from James Young's Mill to said Buchanan's Mill.
  • 1753-54, Pt. 1 - p. 443: Petitioners ask that the following be assigned to work the road from James Young's mill to John Buchanan's mill: . . . Buchanan . . . A'Friel . . . John Trimble . . . McFetters . .
  • 1753-54, Pt. 2 - p. 443: May 1753. Road established from Brown's bridge to the Glebe land, and Robert Campbell and John Trimble be surveyors, and with James Lush, they clear and keep the same in order. We do appoint Robert Campbell and John Trimble overseers from John Brown's bridge to the Gleve House and the undernamed persons to clear the same . . . Lusk . . . Berry . . . Wilson . . . McFeeters . . . O'Freel . . . Young . . .
  • Order Book XIV - 29 March 1771 - p. 165: (288) Ann, wife of John Trimble, released dower in 200 acres - deed to James Elliot.
  • p. 142. Will Book No. 5 - (406) 29th February, 1776. John Jameson's will - To wife, Jane; to grandson, John Perry; to granddaughter, Sarah McNabb; to nine children. Executors, Robert Armstrong, Daniel O'Friel. Teste: John Trimble, John Young, Robt. Wallace. Proved, 19th March, 1776, by Trimble and Wallace. Executors qualify.
  • p. 185. Will Book No. 7 - (166) 20th February, 1789. Andrew McClure's will - To son, Joshia (Josiah), 265 acres home place; to son, John; to wife, Elener; to daughter, Elizabeth; to daughter Elizabeth's son, John Trimble. Executors, sons John and Josiah. Teste: Zechariah Johnston, David and John McClure. Proved, 21st July, 1789, by David McClure, and 15th September, 1789, by John McClure.
  • p. 23: Judgments, September, 1799 (A to O) = Crawford vs. Greens - Copy of entry of Timothy and Joseph Green: 1,000 acres on North Mountain, on road from Walter Trimble's joining lines of John Trimble and James Elliott, James Bell, Major Smith Mynes, James and Samuel McChesneys et als., on to Campbell's Gap, by virtue of warrant 10994, to William Armstrong, dated 18th February, 1782. Deposition of Patrick Buchanan, 1792, mentions iron ore. Bank at Clark's Gap. Deposition James Bell in Fayette County, Ky., 1794, at house of Enos Brent, in Lexington. Deponent sold land in Augusta on Calf Pasture to the Greens.
  • Vol. 2 - p. 345: Marriage Bonds; 1800 - June 28, George Wilson and John Trimble, surety. George Wilson and Isabella Friel, daughter of Daniel Friel, deceased, and Agness Friel (consent). Teste: Maurice Friel.

Information on John Trimble

From "Annals of Augusta County, Virginia", pg. 180:

The large and respectable Trimble family of North Mountain, Augusta county, of which the late James B. Trimble was a prominent member, are not related, as far as known, to the family of James and John. The John Trimble mentioned as living in the North Mountain neighborhood in 1755, and also in 1775, was probably the ancestor of the James B. Trimble family.

Judge Robert Trimble and his brother, Judge John Trimble, were distinguished citizens of Kentucky. The former was a member of the Supreme Court of the United States when he died, in 1828. A sketch of him in Peters' Reports, Volume II, says that he was born in Augusta county in 1777 ; but all the Kentucky authorities state that he was a native of Berkeley county, Virginia. He was probably a grandson of one of the three emigrant brothers who did not come to Augusta.