Facts and Events
Robert Pepper was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of Robert Pepper in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Delinquents List 1755-- List of Robert Breckinridge, Sheriff - Rob. Pepper (listed among many others).
- Vol. 2 - A Register of the persons who have been either killed, wounded or taken prisoner by the enemy (Indians) in Augusta County, as also of such as have made their escape. - 1756, June 25th - Wm. Pepper, at Ft. Vanse, prisoner, Robt. Pepper, at Fort Vanse, wounded. (listed among many others).
- Page 375.--24th November, 1764. John Cloyd's estate settlement and vendue bill recorded--1759, 24th November, 2 gallons brandy for ye vendue; 1760, 27th December, 5 shillings paid Francis Lewis (Lever?); 1761, paid for making a coat for James; 1761, 14th April, cash paid widow Gatlive; 1761, 6th April, cash to Joseph Robinson; 1763, 11th August, paid Robert Pepper, Jno. Armstrong for making 3 pair Suse; amount of necessary bought for children; 1759, 29th November, sold to Jas. Cloyd, Jr.--John Cloyd Settled by David Cloyd, administrator.
Information on Robert Pepper
- Jacob Shell (Shull-Scholl) was born in Pennsylvania in 1720 at "Canico Gee" as it is written in an old Shell manuscript. This is the phonetic spelling of Conococheague Creek which was in central Pennsylvania and empties into the Potomac near Williamsport. It lies north of Hagerstown and was a fur trading center where traders gathered. When a young man Jacob came from there to Shenandoah country in Virginia. (Shell Sketch, VPI & SU, Special Collections) To the Conococheague in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, near present Chambersburg, had also come Dr. Robert Pepper, a doctor from Ireland, who later moved to the Roanoke valley. His son Samuel moved to New River. The Peppers probably settled near and knew the Shells in Pennsylvania. Later there was intermarriage among them on New River. (Jesse Pepper, Letter) [Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~swva/The%20Shell%20Family%20History.htm]