b.1724 Chester County, Pennsylvania
m. abt 1720
Facts and Events
Robert Torbett was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of Robert Torbett in Augusta County, VA
Information on Robert Torbett
ID: I33 Name: Robert TARBET Sr. Sex: M Birth: ABT 1737 in prob. Chester Co., Pennsylvania Death: ABT 1795 in Greenville, Augusta Co., Virginia Burial: Bethel Presb. Church Cemetery, Augusta Co., Virginia
Note: Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1713-1825, ancestry.com Date: 13 Jan 1763; Prove Date:
13 Aug 1766 Remarks: Hugh Tarbet of Oxford. January 13, 1763. August 13,1766. Provides for wife
Katherine. To son John Tarbet £10 and large Bible. To daughter Jane, wife of James Read £5. To daughter Ealse, wife of John Faron £5. To daughter Katherine £5 and a cow. To son Hugh tract of land in Oxford containing 150 acres adjoining John Love, William Robb and David Brooks and £3. Remainder divided among children, viz., David, Margaret, Elizabeth, Allen, Jannet, and Robert Tarbet. Executors:Dorrinton Boyle, David Simpson and Hugh Tarbet. Witnesses: JohnPoston, Matthew Young, James Dunn.
This Robert arrived in Augusta Co., Virginia after his brother Hugh about 1780. Robert's tombstone is still readable @@ BethelPresb. Church Cemetery near Greenville, Augusta Co., Virginia. Two infants are buried next to Robert & Elizabeth (BT & PT).
?Listed in 1790 U.S. Federal Census, York County, Pennsylvania, Fawn, page 332. Robt Tarbit. 1 white male of age 16 years and upwards; 1 white male under 16 years; 2 white females.
Father: Hugh TARBET b: FEB 1691 in Kilbirnie, Scotland c: FEB 1692 in Kilbirnie Parish, Ayr Co., Scotland Mother: Catherine KATHERINE --??-- b: ABT 1700 in Northern Ireland
Marriage 1 Elizabeth "Betsy" --??-- Married: BEF 1765 in PA Children:
If however this is Robert Torbett's marker, it is noteworthy that there are 2 small stones with the letters BT and PT on them. Possibly marking the graves of two children who died in infancy.