Facts and Events
Peter Kinder, Jr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Peter Kinder, Jr. acquired 150 acres "on Goose Creek", most likely from his father's estate (as eldest son) after his death in 1749. Peter Kinder, Sr. had acquired this land in 1747. (Note: this land was later sold by Peter Kinder, Jr. to James Neeley in 1768 in the disposition below).
- Page 516.--21st August, 1770. James Bratton (Bratin) and Elizabeth to Peter Kinder, £70, 900 acres on Bratton's Run, branch of Calfpasture, patented to James Bratton 6th April, 1769; Dunlap's corner. Delivered: Matain Sea, 25th April, 1772.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 194.--16th November, 1768. Peter ( ) Kinder (Ginder) to James Neelly, £100, 150 acres on Goose Creek. Delivered: James Neelly, October, 1774.
Military Service of Peter Kinder
- American Revolutionary War Veteran
- Revolutionary War Pension Information
Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. X, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :
- Kinder, Peter - entered service 1780 in Wythe County, Virginia; died 22 September 1807; married 1774 to Margaret, who applied for Pension age 88 there 6/1845 & died 10/23/1845; George Winder (kinship not given), administrator of widow's estate, applied for Pension 1845 & Pension Application rejected. F-5931, R1485.
Peter Kinder was listed on a list of those stationed at "Big Crab Orchard Fort" or "Witten's Fort" from October to November, 1777:
- Christian Bergeman, Richard Breeze, Robert Brown, Phillip Dutton, Johnathan Edwards, Daniel Henderson, Thomas Jones, Jacob Kinder, Peter Kinder, William King, William Lashley, Thomas Meads, William Pharis (Ferris), Michael Razor, Thomas Rogers, Jeremiah Whitten (Draper Mxx 6 XX 106). (Note: the relationship to Jacob Kinder listed has not been determined, more research necessary).
Records of Peter Kinder in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 647.--9th April, 1764. Samuel Harrison to Daniel Smith, £100, 100 acres on South Branch of Linville's Creek, patented to Samuel, 5th September, 1749. Teste: Walter Crow, Peter ( ) Kinder, Felix Shelman (Sheltman), Joseph Rutherford. Delivered: Daniel Smith, November, 1765.
- Page 187.-- 20th December, 1773. Christofull Kislin's will, of Lick Run -- To son, John; to son, Teterick; to wife, Christiana; to son, Mathew, infant; to daughters, Catherine, Elizabeth, and Christiana; to son, Henry, infant. Teste: John Siller, Peter Kinder, and (German). Proved, 15th March, 1774, by the witnesses. Administration granted widow Catherine, who qualifies (mark) with Philip Lingle, John Lingle.
- Vol. 2 - Peter Kinder vs. Samuel Doak--O. S. 40; N. S. 14--Bill 16th June, 1802. In 1770 Andrew Little made a settlement on waters of Reed Creek, then in Fincastle, now Wythe, and a short time afterwards transferred it to John Riley, who sold to orator. In 1775 Samuel Doak, from a military warrant under the King of Great Britain's proclamation, had a survey made including above settlement. The warrant to Samuel was dated 1773, and under the proclamation of 1763. Samuel Doak went to live in North Carolina (now Tennessee) about 1789, and has never returned. Answer states that in 1768 Robert Doak, for and on behalf of Samuel Doak, sowed some turnips on the land but made no actual settlement. In 1770 Jacob Young made an improvement on the same tract but removed to Holstein and conveyed his claim to Samuel. In 1771 Samuel built a cabin and afterwards Andrew Little built a cabin but never lived in it. George Boyd, of Stuart County, Tenn., deposes 3d December, 1804.
- Vol. 2 - Trotter vs. Crawford--O. S. 319; N. S. 114--Bill, 2d July, 1813. Patent, 22d July, 1799, to Jesse Blan (Blain), 109 acres in Greenbrier on head of Second Creek adjoining Christopher Hand, formerly Pettyjohn. Patent to Jessy Blann, 1st April, 1793, 220 acres in Greenbrier on Second Creek near Peter Kinder and Motiston Pettyjohn. 1811, assigned to John Carroll. 1811, assigned to George Crawford. 1811, assigned to John Trotter.
- Austin, J. William, and Rebecca H.R Austin. Related families of Botetourt County, Virginia. (Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, c2000 (Baltimore : Genealogical Pub.)), pg. 118.
Peter Kinder was an early settler at the mouth of Peter's Creek, one of the few Germans that came in the first migration. The creek still bears his name. On 30 Nov. 1749, children of Peter Kinder, orphans: Christian, Sarah, Peter and Catherine, to be bound by Church wardens, (Orders of the Court, Chalkley I, page 39). Apparently Peter, the orphan, returned to Pennsylvania to live with relatives until he was older, returning to Botetourt County, May 8, 1766. Peter Creider (Kinder) of Northampton County, Pennsylvania, filed suit against James Neely to make deed on Peter's Creek. (Kreider vs. Neely, Chalkley Vol. I, page 353).
Peter Creider apparently won his suit and took possession of the land his father had settled, which had in the meantime been incorporated into John Neely's large grant. His father's estate was made up of 10 horses, 10 cows, sundry tools, and a beaver hat valued at 100 pounds! Peter Creider for whom the creek was named, married Mary ____ [Sattler]. In 1744 they were present at Daniel Holeman's sale and bought many household items and livestock for their farm. Peter [Sr.] died between 1744 and 1749, as apparently did his wife, Mary.
(2) Peter Creider of Northampton County, the orphan married and had sons:
1. Peter Creider married on 9 Jan. 1798 to Catherine Crush, the daughter of Peter Crush.
2. James Creider (born 1787) married Elizabeth _____ (born 1791)
3. Able Crowder married on 21 Dec. 1810 to Polly Shewmaker, the daughter of William Shewmaker
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ancestry.com/Ancestry Family Trees: Public Members Trees.