m. ABT 1715
Facts and Events
Robert Rhea was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Robert Rhea's land (Borden Tract NW, 175 acres, 1754) 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. (Note: land acquired by Archibald Rhea, Jr., brother of Robert Rhea, is adjoining this tract to the southwest, and land acquired by William Rhea, another brother of Robert Rhea is just past Archibald Jr.'s tract also to the southwest). (Note: this tract is listed as "118 acres" in the Chalkley's records below).
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
Records of Robert Rhea in Augusta County, VA
Information on Robert Rhea
Robert Reagh: both he and wife, Sarah Bingham were born in Ireland, according to a granddaughter of their daughter, Elizabeth. she was a daughter of John and Sarah Bingham of Beverly Manor ( a large land grant), just north of Borden Grant. Robert purchased 118 acres on Hays Creek, a bit northeast of William and Archibald's land, getting title in 1754. He was a carpenter and joiner and owned silversmithing tools when he died. He was active in the Presbyterian Church. In 1758 sold his land to brother Archibald Jr and moved to Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (Charlotte) where Reverend Craighead had fled from Windy Cove in now Bath county, VA along with church members to avoid attacks by Indians. Mecklenburg became a center of Presbyterian activites. Son, Robert, was born there. Because it is said that daughter Elizabeth was born at an "uncle" Archibald's house near Raleigh in 1765, Robert may have traveled to the east central area of NC prior to locating by 1768 along Long Cane River in now Abbeville Co, SC, according to "Citizens and Immigrants - SC". Then the District was called Granville. Daughter Isabella apparently met her husband, James McCleskey there. By 1771 Robert was in now Wyeth Co, being on W. Crockett's 1771 list of titheables near the head of the Holston River in Virginia. By 1773 was in now Wyeth Co, Virginia. A 1775 survey of 150 acres along Cripple Creek was done for Robert and an adjacent 100 acres for son Archibald. Robert died in Washington Co, VA in 1779 (will entered in court on 16 Nov 1779). Seven children:
6. Robert RHEA was born 1718 in Cumberland County Pennsylvania, and died 1779 in Washington, Virginia. He was the son of 12. Archibald RHEA.
7. Sarah BINGHAM was born 1730 in Beverly Manor, Augusta, Virginia, and died AFT 1765 in Virginia. She was the daughter of 14. John BINGHAM and 15. SARAH.
Child of Sarah BINGHAM and Robert RHEA is:3. i. Isabella RHEA was born 14 JAN 1752 in Augusta County, Virginia, and died 22 JAN 1803 in Jackson County, Georgia. She married James MCCLESKEY 17 FEB 1782 in South Carolina. He was born 20 JAN 1755 in York County, Pennsylvania, and died 20 OCT 1842 in Hall County, Georgia.