Person:Peter Abshire (1)

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Peter Abshire
b.1704
  • HPeter Abshire1704 - 1760
  • WEva Unknown1708 - abt 1778
m. 1725
  1. Christian Abshireest 1732 -
  2. William Abshire1734 - 1804
  3. Lodowick 'Ludwig' Abshireabt 1736 - 1822
  4. John Abshireabt 1744 -
  5. Abraham Abshireabt 1755 - 1842
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Name Peter Abshire
Alt Name Peter Upshur
Unknown Peter Epshire
Gender Male
Birth? 1704
Marriage 1725 to Eva Unknown
Death? 17 February 1760 Killed by Indians in Augusta County, Virginia

Peter Abshire (Upshur, Epshire) was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Peter Ipsher received a patent for 200 acres "on John's Creek of Craig's Creek" on 23 May 1760, (as listed in the disposition below):


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 326.--8th March, 1763. Ludwick Ipsher, eldest son and heir of Peter Ipsher, deceased, to Israel Christian, £50, 200 acres by patent to Peter, 29th May, 1760, on John's Creek of Craig's Creek. Teste: Wm. Carvin, Thos. Barnes, Ludwick ( ) Ipsher.


Estate Records

  • Page 56.--18th August, 1761. Peter Absheir's (Appinger) appraisement, by Robt. Mountgomery, Robt. Rowland, David Luney.


Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Page 383.--21st March, 1771. James Patton's settlement of estate recorded-- 1760-- 25th August, Peter Ipsher. (listed among many others).
  • Page 326.--8th March, 1763. Ludwick Ipsher, eldest son and heir of Peter Ipsher, deceased, to Israel Christian, £50, 200 acres by patent to Peter, 29th May, 1760, on John's Creek of Craig's Creek. Teste: Wm. Carvin, Thos. Barnes, Ludwick ( ) Ipsher.


Information on Peter Abshire

From "Abraham Abshire of Virginia and some of his Indiana Descendants", by Lester H. Binnie:


Peter Ipsher obtained a patent for 200 acres of land from the New Grant, situated on Johns Creek, a Tributary of Craigs Creek, in what was then Augusta County, Virginia, on 29 May 1760.

It appears that Peter Ipsher died before the patent to his land was issued; as, Augusta County court records show that Eve Apinger or Apingher became Administratix of Peter Apinger's estate on 17 February 1760. She signed with an X. The inventory of Peter Abshire's effects was recorded in Augusta County on 18 August 1761. Following the names of the appraisors; Robert Montgomery, Robert Rowland and David Luney the following statement appears: "This inventory or appraisement of the estate of Peter Appinger, deceased, being returned into the court is ordered to be recorded." The inventory lists two horses and five colts, thirteen cattle, farm and household equipment and no slaves.

The 200 acres of land, described as lying on both sides of Johns Creek, was in the possession of Ludwick Ipshire, son of Peter, and was sold by him to Israel Christian for 50 pounds on 8 March 1763.

It is believed that Peter Ipsher was killed by the Indians. The most important conflicts during the French and Indian War occurred during the period 1754-1763, and Indian raids were experienced on the west side of the Blue Ridge including Augusta County. The ANNALS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA, 1726-1871, by James A. Waddell, 1912, refers to these raids and to Dr. Hale's narrative which, it is claimed, may or may not substantiate an Indian raid on the upper James River in about 1761. In the ATLAS OF ELKHART COUNTY, INDIANA, 1874, by Higgins and Beldin, Co., Chicago, p. 30, there appears a statement by Hiram Abshire, grandson of Abraham Abshire. Hiram stated that his "great-grandfather was murdered by the Indians in Virginia."

Citations

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~don46/abshire.htm
http://www.djsmith.us/Other%20Abshire%20info.htm