Person:Martin McFerrin (1)

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Martin McFerrin
d.1815
m. est. 1730-1732
  1. James McFerrinEst 1730-1735 - 1757
  2. Thomas McFerrinest 1730/32 - 1788
  3. John McFerrin, Jr.est 1732-1740 - bef 1761
  4. Samuel McFerrinest 1740/42 - abt 1800
  5. Mary McFerrinbef 1744 -
  6. Martin McFerrinbef 1749 - 1815
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Name Martin McFerrin
Gender Male
Birth? bef. 1749 prob. Augusta County, Virginia
Death? 1815

Will Abstract

McFerran, Martin. Will probate February 1816
Names Hetty and Martin McFerran, the children of Samuel McFerran of Tennessee.
[Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 60].
Note: Samuel McFerran mentioned in Martin's will was his nephew, son of Martin's brother, Thomas

Information on Martin McFerrin

From "John B. McFerrin: A biography" By Oscar Penn Fitzgerald, Oscar Penn Fitzgerald (Bishop):

Martin McFerrin, who was captured by the Indians when a lad and kept as a prisoner for several years, belonged to a branch of the family that removed from Pennsylvania to Virginia and located near the present site of the town of Fincastle. He was finally rescued, and became a popular and influential man in Virginia, representing his county for many years in the General Assembly. From this branch of the family sprung a numerous posterity, who are scattered through Kentucky, Missouri, and Colorado. To this branch belonged Judge William McFerran, of Glasgow, Kentucky, and his son, the late Gen. McFerran, of the United States army.


From "The Preston and Virginia papers of the Draper collection of manuscripts" By State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Library, Lyman Copeland:

1774, Sept. 7 - Fleming, William. Union Camp. Letter to [Mrs. Anne Fleming]. Arrival of companies from Fincastle [County] ; order of march from Camp Union; number of men; Lord Dunmore near Pittsburgh; destruction of Indian town, Wakatomakee, by Major McDonald; has sent horses by Martin McFerran and a son of Samuel McRoberts. A. L. S. 2 pp. Printed: Thwaites and Kellogg, Dunmore's War, pp. 183, 184.

Records of Martin McFerrin in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 307.--3d September, 1765. William Graham and Priscilla to Philip Watkins, £65, 160 acres on Lee's Creek, a branch of Catawba. Teste: Wm. Davis, Francis Smith, Robt. Breckinridge, Is. Christian. Delivered: Martin McFerrin per receipt 3d September, 1799.
  • Page 400.--2d February, 1769. William Ritchie, Sr., to William Ritchie, Jr., son of William, Sr., love, &c. William, Jr., covenants to cultivate the plantation whereon William, Sr., lives; within three years after death of William, Sr., William, Jr., is to give to each of his sisters then alive, £10, 195 acres whereon William Sr., now lives, on Catawbo Creek of James River, adjoining John McFerrin and Philip Watkins, conveyed by Borden to William, Sr. Teste: Thomas McFerran, Samuel and Martin McFerran.