Johnston Hill, Weaver
Facts and Events
Johnston Hill was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Administration of Johnston Hill
- Page 40.--22d May, 1761. Naomi Hill's bond (with Felix Gilbert and Jno. Fowler) as administratrix of Johnston Hill.
- Page 78.--15th August, 1761. Johnston Hill's estate appraised by Abraham Smith, Daniel Harrison, Adam Stevenson--James Lawrence's note; Wm. Ingles' ditto; cash in Daniel Ponder's hands; cash in hands of Jonathan Douglass.
- Page 511.--20th March, 1767. Settlement of Johnston Hill's estate, recorded--Paid James Haith; credit by Aney Hill, John Pheus, Daniel Ponder, Chas. Davis, Hugh McGary, Wm. McMullen, Robt. Hill, Chas. Smith, Peter Watkins, Solomon Turpin, James Lawrence.
Records of Johnston Hill in Augusta County, VA
- Page 147.--5th April, 1751. Sale held of the estate of Jacob Pence, and settlement of estate by Peter Miller, executor of Val. Pence, who was executor of Jacob Pence, recorded 18th May, 1762. Sold to Henry Dooley, James Bartley, Wm. Craig, Jno. Fudge, James Downey, Joseph Wait, Repentance Townsend, Jacob Harman, Saml. Muncy, Robt. Hook, Danl. Love, David Loran, Wm. Beard, Johnston Hill, David Crighton; to cash. Paid Jno. Wright, Henry Perkey, Jno. Maggart, Andw. Faught, Jacob Pence. Nicholas Trout, Thos. Crawford, Archd. Huston.
- DELINQUENTS. ADMINISTRATORS' BONDS. page 415, 1755-- Johnston Hill, twice returned.
- Page 330.--14th August, 1759. Roger Dyer's appraisement, by Daniel Harrison, Mathew Patton--To gold coin, £24, 13, 10; cash, £42, 0, 0; Christian Graft's bond; Michael Graft's bond; Herman Shout's and Nicholas Smith's bond; David Nelson's bond; Peter Horse's note; Pat. Frasure's bond, Frederick Keyster's note; William Semples' bond; Johnston Hill's bond; Michael Dicken and Wm. Correy's bond; John Salsberry's bond; Joseph Kyles' note.
- FEBRUARY 23, 1761. - (490) Johnston Hill--his death abates suit.
- MAY 19, 1761. - (5) Johnston Hill's will presented, but Court, being satisfied he was non compos, it is set aside. (Note: "non compos" is a legal term meaning 'not of sound mind').
- MAY 22, 1761. - (30) Neomi Hill qualifies admx. of Johnston Hill.
- Page 240.--19th August, 1761. Daniel Smith's bond (with Ephraim Love) as guardian (chosen) to Robert Hill, orphan of Johnston Hill.
- Page 129.--18th May, 1762. Roger Dyer's sale bill and settlement of estate by Hannah Dyer, administratrix, approved and recorded--To Wm. Samples, Wm. Gregg, Margaret McGlaughlan, David Nelson, Pat Frazier, John Cunningham, Robt. Ralston, Johnston Hill, John Cravens, Jesse Harrison, Bryce Russell, Robt. McGarry, John Dunkle, John Montgomery. Paid John Wright, Ro. Minnis (for whiskey), Sarah Stevenson (for whiskey for vendue); paid Wm. Gibson, Adam Harper, James Dyer.
- AUGUST, 1762 (A). - Adam Thompson vs. Lawrence.--Adam Thompson and Neome, his wife, administratrix of Johnston Hill, complain of James and William Lawrence.
- AUGUST, 1762 (A). - Adam Thompson and Naome, admx. of Johnston Hill, vs. William Lawrence.
- Page 110.--25th November, 1772. Robert Hill, only son and heir apparent at law to the estate of Jonson Hill, deceased, to Abraham Smith, joining a survey formerly John O'Neal's; two tracts on Dry River, patented to Jonson Hill. Teste: Henry Black, Jared Erwine, Samuel Dunn, John Reynolds. (listed with following record)
- Page 113.--25th November, 1772. Abraham Smith to Robert Hill, on head branches of Dry Run, a branch of the North Branch of the South Branch, Potowmack, above a tract of Joseph Skidmore's. Same witnesses as to above.
- Page 456.--16th November, 1774. Abraham Smith to Gawin Hamilton, £100, two tracts on Dry River and Muddy Creek, patented to Johnson Hill and by Robert Hill, only son and heir of Johnson. to Abraham Smith. Delivered: Col. Guy Hamilton, 10th October, 1785.
Information on Johnston Hill
- THE PHARES FAMILY OF ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA, with a few notes on the allied families of Johnson, Gragg, Reynolds, Hill, Wilmoth, Veneman, and others,
by Warren Skidmore
Johnson Hill, a weaver, had died before 23 February 1761 when the records note that his death had abated a suit. His widow qualified as administratix on 22 May 1761.36 Hill's only son Robert, then aged 16, chose Daniel Smith as his guardian on 20 August 1761, and the widow had married Adam Thompson by a license paid for by her new husband on 13 March 1762.37 Elizabeth Phares did not profit from her father's death; under Virginia law of the day all of Hill's estate went to his son Robert as the heir at law. Robert Hill survived to his majority and sold his father's lands on 25 November 1772 to Abraham Smith.
From "History of Pendleton County, West Virginia", by Oren Frederic Morton, pg. 37:
- Meanwhile there were a few more changes within the Dyer settlement. In 1755 Jacob Seybert purchased John Patton's farm of 210 acres, and two years later William Stephenson sold his own place to Mathias Dice. In the latter year Roger Dyer fell into a term of ill health and made a will wherein he mentions 29 persons with whom he had had business dealings of one sort or another. It is quite impossible to draw the line between those who were living within Pendleton and those who were not. The persons named were Thomas Campbell, William Corry, John Cravens, Michael Dicken, Patrick Frazier, Michael Graft, William Gragg, Jesse Harrison, Johnston Hill, Peter Hawes, Frederick Keister, Joseph Kile, Arthur Johnston, James Lock, Daniel Love, Michael Mallow, John McClure, John and Jane McCoy, Hugh McGlaughlin, David Nelson, Matthew Patton, John, Nicholas, and Thomas Smith, William Semple, Herman Shout (Shrout?) John Saulsbury, Robert Scott and Robert Walston.