Facts and Events
Robert Christian was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Robert, William and John Christian's land (Beverley Manor SW, 1,614 acres) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009. Additional land (180 acres) acquired in 1765, by William Christian is adjoining to the southeast.
Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pages 427-29. 29 Feb. 1739 . William Beverley of Essex County, Gent., to John Christyes, Robert Christyes and William Christyes of Orange County. For £42.8.5 current money. 1,614 acres, part of 118,491 acres... near the middle of Christyes Creek... [History of patent as in deed of Beverley to Moffet]. (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: Geo. Robinson, James Cathey, Robt. Turk. 28 Feb. 1739 . Acknowledged by William Beverley, Gent. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 3, Dorman, pg. 28].
Will of Robert Christian
- Page 137.--2d June, 1789. Robert Christian's will--To son, John, plantation he lives on; to son, Robert, home plantation; to granddaughter, Isabellay Christian, daughter to John; to son, Jacob, in case he is living; to daughter, Mary Patterson, and her daughter, Ezabellew; to daughter, Margaret Anderson; to granddaughter, Isabella Bratton; to daughter-in-law, Rachel Christian. Executors, John and Robert. Teste: Patrick, William, and G. Christian, Jr. Proved, 16th December, 1794, by Patrick and Gilbert Christian. Executors qualify.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 498.--16th May, 1753. James Lockhart and Robert Christian's bond as administrators of John Flood, with sureties John Anderson, Samuel Henderson.
- Page 186.--19th August, 1762. Robert Christian's settlement of estate of Dr John Flood recorded 1752, to cash lent.
Information on Robert Christian
2 DATE 16 DEC 1794
2 PLAC Will was probated in Augusta Co.
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Date of Import: Jul 20, 2002
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Children of Robert and Isabella (Tiffin) Christian:
#1: (Col.) Gilbert Christian b. 1733, d. in Augud Nov 1793 ta Co., VA., to Margaret Anderson in 1762.
#2: Isabella Christian, married ? Bratton.
#3: Mary Christian, married in Augusta Co., VA. to Robert Patterson.
#4: Jacob Christian, died unmarried, at a young age.
#5: William Christian: chr. 12 July 1741.
#6: Margaret Christian, chr. 15 Sept 1743, married William Anderson.
#7: John Christian, chr. 05 Jan 1746.
#8: Robert Christian, chr. 26 Jan 1748.
- Waddell, Joseph Addison. Annals of Augusta County, Virginia, from 1726 to 1871. (Staunton, Virginia: C. Russell Caldwell, 1902), pg. 124.
G1lbert Chr1st1an with his wife, three sons—John, Robert and William—and a daughter, Mary, landed at Newcastle, Pennsylvania, in 1726, and in 1732 removed to a spot near the site of Staunton, on Christian's Creek, giving his name to that stream. John Christian was a prominent citizen, and is repeatedly mentioned in the earlier pages of these Annals. He was one of the first Justices of the Peace, etc., etc. Robert married Isabella Tiffins, of the lower Valley, and is the ancestor of the Christians now living in the county. William is presumed to be the Capt. William Christian mentioned elsewhere as member of a "Council of War," in 1756. His wife was Mary Campbell, probably a sister of Arthur Campbell. Mary Christian married, first, John Moffett and became the mother of Col. George Moffett and others. She married, secondly, John Trimble, and became the mother of Capt. James Trimble, of whom much remains to be said.
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