Facts and Events
Capt. Joseph Haynes was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Will of Joseph Haynes
Will of Joseph Hayes
- I, Joseph Haynes, of Botetourt County and State of Virginia do hereby make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say:
- 1st - I desire that all the perishable part of estate not hereafter bequeathed be sold immediately after my decease and out of the monies arising therefrom my just debts and funeral expenses be paid, and should the perishable part of my property be insufficient for the above purposes, then I desire that my outstanding debts be collected and applied to the purposes aforesaid -
- 2nd - After the payment of my debts and funeral expenses I give to my beloved wife Jennet Haynes the whole of my plantation whereon I now live with all the lands adjoining thereto on both sides of Jackson's River during the term of her natural life, together with the use and labour of the following slaves to wit, one Negro man named Ben, one other Negro man named Daniel, one other Negro woman named Jenny with her two youngest children, with the whole of my household furniture of every description. Also the whole of my farming utinsals, the half of my stock of Hogs and fowls (except what is and shall be hereafter excepted.) Also her choice of four horsebeast and one half of the horned cattle, the whole of the dead provisions liquors and grain of every description on the farm. Also it is my will that my two daughters, Jennet Harriet Haynes and Granville Haynes do live with my wife as part of the family and shall be allowed their board, washing and all gratis until they enter into matrimony agreeable to their mother's consent. It is also my will that my son, William Henry Haynes, live on the said farm, shall husband the same for his Mother's use and she shall make him such compensation as she shall deem to be right and in case that he doth not perform those duties to his Mother's satisfaction that then his Mother shall be authorized to lay off on third part of the said plantation exclusive of the mansion house and other buildings for his own use -
- 3rd - I give and bequeath to my son William Henry Haynes after the decease of my wife, the whole of my plantation whereon I now live with all the land adjoining thereunto -
- 4th - I also give and bequeath in trust unto my said son William Henry Haynes for the benefit of my daughter Ann Gilliland a Negro girl called Rachal and one-fifth part of the estate that I shall hereafter direct to be sold for the benefit of my five daughters to be husbanded by my said son William and the profits applied to her use and subsistence during her natural life, and at her death the said estate so given in trust shall be equally divided between the legitimate heirs of her body, and I do give the same to them and their heirs forever -
- 5th - I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Holloway one Negro girl called Dinah and the death of my wife, one fifth part of my estate and I shall hereafter direct to be sold by my executors to her and her heirs forever at my death -
- 6th - I give and bequeath to my daughter Agnes Kitchen one fifth part of my estate that I shall hereafter direct to be sold by my executors, also the sum of three hundred dollars (in case I do not furnish her with a Negro girl, and in case that I do she is only to have the fifth part as aforesaid) to her and her heirs forever -
- 7th - I give and bequeath to my daughter Jennet Harriet Haynes one Negro woman named Ledia, two young cows and calves, one horsebeast and a saddle called hers, one good featherbed and furniture called hers and one fifth part of my estate that I shall hereafter direct to be sold by my executors to her and hers forever but in case of her death her part shall descend and be divided amongst the whole of my daughters -
- 8th I give and bequeath to my daughter Granville Haynes one Negro girl called Sarah, two young cows and calves, one horsebeast and saddle, one good featherbed and furniture, and one fifth part of my estate that I shall hereafter direct to be sold by my executors, to her and hers forever - and in case that my daughter Granville dies before she comes of age or marries, then her part of the estate to be equally divided between the whole of my daughters -
- 9th - I will that my executors dispose of at publick sale the following tracts or parcels of land to wit: one tract of four hundred acres whereon John Holloway now lives, one other tract on the northside of Jackson's River opposite the lands I live on and joyning Alexander Wilson, Esq., one other tract lying on Gillespie's Mill Creek in Bath COunty held in joint tennancy with Andrew Moore, Esq. containing twenty-two hundred acres, one other tract containing one hundred acres lying in the Falling Spring Valley and County aforesaid adjoining the lands of Maj. Massey and Franes Crutchfield purchased from Joseph Thompson (and John Oliver deceased his bond assigned to me for a title) and my said executors hereafter to be named are hereby authorised to make legal conveyances for the said several tracts of land above mentioned, and my executors are hereby authorized and requested to sell at private sale amongst the Legatees only or at publick sale as may seem to them most adviseable for the benefit of the heirs, the following property, to wit,: one Negro man named Davey and Boy Baccus, with the residue of my stock of horses and horned cattle not heretofore disposed of, also my stills and vessals to be continued on the farm, and the above property when sold is to be equally divided between my five daughters as before devised -
- It is also my will that at the decease of my wife that all my slaves not heretofore bequeathed of disposed of, with every other article of my estate of every description not willed or bequeathed shall be sold at publick or private sale at the discretion of my executors as aforesaid and the monies accruing from the same to be equally divided between my five daughters as aforesaid to wit: Elizabeth Holloway, Agnes Kitchen, Ann Gilliland, Jennet Harriet Haynes, and Granville Haynes, in the manner and form as before stated -
- 10th - And lastly I do appoint my friend, Marten McFerran, Esq., my brother William Haynes and my son, William Henry Haynes, my executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills and testaments by me made and done they are hereby revoked. In witness hereof I have signed, sealed and acknowledged this my last will and testament this 21st day of October in year of our LOrd Eighteen hundred and sis in presence of test-
- On account of the note to be added to the aforesaid will I have signed it on the other side -
- Note to be added to the fifth article of my will - When John Holloway was building the house he now lives in his intention was to build it only one story high, but I prevailed upon him to build the same two storys high and he did so. In order to comply with what I think just it is my will that my executors appoint two or more good men to value the said second story of the house and when valued that my said executors allow the said John Holloway the valuation out of the sale of the land that I have directed them to be sold for the bennefit of my five daughters and after this deduction then divide as before directed.
- (Signed) - Joseph Haynes
- Test: Benjamin Douglas, Jacob Harnbarger, Closter Harnsbarger, Mary (her mark) Humphries
- (probate date 09/1815)
Records of Joseph Haynes in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records: (records are likely for this Joseph Haynes)
- Page 5.--6th September, 1773. Matthew Thompson, late of Augusta County, now of County of Granville, South Carolina, to Felix Gilbert. Pattent to Mathew Thompson and Mathew Thompson, Jr., 5th March, 1747, on Honey (Stoney ?) Lick Branch. Teste: Gasper ( ) Goodenburgh, Joseph Haynes. Delivered: George Kissel, 4th May, 1774, for Mr. Gilbert.
- Page 276.-(undated, abt. 1773/4) - Teste: Joseph Hayne.
- Page 199.--Patent to John Skidmore, 1st March, 1773, on Mud Lick Branch on south side of North Fork of South Branch of Potowmack. Teste: Jos. Haynes. Benjamin Jones, Charles Powers.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 19, 1773. - (244) Joseph Haynes qualified Under Sheriff.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 17, 1774. - (9) Joseph Haynes qualified Captain of Militia.
- Vol. 1 - JANUARY 18, 1775. - (44) Of Capt. Joseph Haynes, pay-rolls for himself and others.
Revolutionary War Pension File Information
Joseph Haynes was mentioned in the Revolutionary War Pension file of his brother, James Haynes:
Haynes, James, born 1/4/1754 Caroline County, Virginia; moved at about age 5 with father to Culpeper County, Virginia, where he entered service in 1775; entered service 1780 in Harrison County, Virginia, where brother Joseph (also a Revolutionary War Soldier) resided then; resided after Revolutionary War in Culpeper County (area later Madison County), Virginia, thence abt. 1810 to Dick's River, Lincoln County, Kentucky, thence 1817 to Adair County (area later Russell County), Kentucky; Pensioned 1832 in latter County; died 8/13/1833; married Sarah/Sally Jackson 7/13/1785-6 in Culpeper County, VA; widow Pensioned at age 74 in Russell County, Kentucky in 1839; resided there in 1848; widow's brother Benjamin resided abt. 1796 in Botetourt County, Virginia; query letter in fole 1899 from descendant Emily Cummings (Mrs. Sidney B) Redding, Little Rock, AR. F-W2938, R1235. [Source: “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 2, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret., pg. 286].
- Chalkley's Chronicles
- “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 2, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret., pg. 286