Facts and Events
Rees Thomas, Jr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 419.--18th August, 1770. Evan Thomas and Rebekah to Rees Thomas, £55, 165 acres, part of 350 acres patented to Cornelius Cook, 20th September, 1748, and by him conveyed to Rees Thomas, deceased, father to James Thomas, who conveyed to Evan Thomas, on Brock's Creek. Teste: Daniel Smith, Jacob Bear, John George Kipp.
- Page 277.--20th May, 1765. Same (From James Thomas and Sarah) to Reece Thomas, £15, 185 acres, part of 350 above patented to Reece Thomas, father of said James and Reece Thomas, as above. Teste: James Marshall, Jonathan Douglass. Conrod ( ) Kuster, John Thomas.
Records of Rees Thomas, Jr. in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 298.--21st December, 1758. Rees Thomas' will, farmer--To wife Jean, tract of patent land on Brock's Creek, 350 acres, until son Evan Thomas shall be of age; to son Rees Thomas; to son John Thomas; to son James Thomas; to his daughters and his wife's daughters. Executors, wife Jean and son John. Teste: John Alderson, Elizabeth Kimsey, William Bodeker. Proved, 16th May, 1759, by Alderson and Bodeker. Executors qualified, with Ephraim Love and Abraham Bird.
- Page 499.--20th August, 1772. George ( ) Gindner and Susanna ( ) to Francis McBride, part of 350 acres patented to Cornelius Cook and conveyed by him to Reece Thomas and by him willed to his son, Reece Thomas, and by him to Geo. Gindner; also tract patented to George Gindner, 20th July, 1768. Delivered: John Thomas, August Court, 1773.
Information on Rees Thomas
DEATH: Deposition made that Rees Thomas died Aug 9 1789 that he committed
suicide. Sept 28 1789 exec. Evan Thomas.
WILL: Last will of Rees Thomas produced in court by oaths of John Harris,
Michael Ford, Peter Shoemaker. Evin Thomas the executor, entered bond with
security, John Thomas the other executor having refused to take the burden of
execution of said will. Josiah Davison, Geo Christman, Frances Green and
William Dunlap appraise the estate.
He owned land that Philip Parrott had built a mill on. The land belonged to Rees Thomas 1783, then passed to Evan Thomas by 1800 then James Williamson 1803, Jacob and Isaac Parrott by 1803, then Abraham Zimmerman and then Philip Parrott 1818. Per the Mills of Rockingham Co, VA.