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Robert Trimble was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 423.--20th May, 1765. Walter Trimble and Rosanna ( ) to their son, Robert Trimble, £95, 370 acres on Free Mason's Run, a branch of North River Shanandore. Teste: George Moffet, William Shanan, Robert Gragg. (Note: George Moffet who witnessed this transaction was Robert Trimble's brother-in-law).
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 127.--19th November, 1766. Robert Trimble and Hannah to Roger Kilpatrick, of Albemarle, planter. By patent. 20th May, 1759, there was granted to Walter Trimble 370 acres on North Branch of Shanandore, which was purchased by Walter's son Robert from Walter, £95. Delivered: Alex. Kilpatrick, 4th November, 1771.
Records of Robert Trimble in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 393.-(undated, appears to be abt. 1784)-Patent to Walter Trimble and by him conveyed to his son, Robert Trimble. Teste: James, William and John McKenney.
- Page 156.--26th August, 1807. William McPheeters' will--To wife, Rachel; daughter Rebecca Gamble, wife to Jno. Gamble; to daughter. Polly Kelso, wife to Charles Kelso, daughter, Patsey Walker, wife to Joseph Walker; daughter, Rachel Logan, wife to John Logan; son, William; daughter, Elizabeth Campbell, wife to William Campbell (to be paid to Rev. Samuel Brown, Jacob Kinney, Wm. McPheeters as trustees); to Sophronia McPheeters, daughter to son James, deceased; to Philander McPheeters, son to son James, deceased; to Theophilus McPheeters, son to son James, deceased; to Jas. Augustus McPheeters, son to son James, deceased. Executors, wife Rachel, Jacob Kinney, Wm. McPheeters, Jr. Teste: Jno. Young, Jno. Moffett, Jr.; James and Robt. Trimble. Proved, 23d November, 1807. Jacob and William qualify.
- Vol. 2 - George Fugate vs. Mahon--O. S. 177; N. S. 63--Bill, 1808. In 1772 Francis Fugate, father of orator, settled on a tract within now County Russell, on big Moccasin Creek, where he lived until his death. In 1774 he had a survey made under the Loyal Company; but in 1781 when he applied to the Commissioners for a certificate, Robert Trimble claimed the land by an improvement before Francis, and got the certificate. About 15 days afterward Francis died intestate. Orator was infant, oldest son and heir, the widow was Agnes, who married _____ Mahan. Agness answers in Russell County, 1809. In 1771 Francis was living in Washington County and purchased from a negro (man of color) William Car, a tract on Mockerson Creek who is supposed to have bought from John Morgan. In 1771 there was a small cabin on the land called Robert Trimble's cabin, into which the Fugate family moved. Francis Fugate swore he would die before he gave up the land (in 1781), but in about 30 days he was dashed to pieces by a fall from his horse, leaving six small children. Answer of John Wood and Allen Riley in Russell, 1809. Agness is widow of Henry Mahon. In 1792 Francis's estate is distributable as follows: Wife, Nancy, (now Mahon); daughter, Mary (now Davis); son, George; daughters, Sarah and Peggy; son, Francis. Henry Dickeson deposes at Russell Co. Ho., 4th July, 1810, he first knew the land in 1776. First knew Robert Trimble in 1775; he was living near Abingdon and moved to Kentucky. Zachariah Fugate deposes ditto. He was on the land in 1777; brother of Francis; they had a brother Hendley Fugate. Agness was a widow with a son named James, before she married Francis. George was 8 or 9 years old when Francis died. John Fugate deposes ditto. Wm. Baldridge deposes ditto. _____ Colebert Fugate was uncle of orator. John Montgomery deposes in Russell County, 1810. In 1771 he moved out to this country in company with his father, Alexander Montgomery, his mother, Martha, and his brother, Alexander, and others. The same fall Robert Trimble, Benj. Logan and some others stayed at his father's house. William Carr is supposed to be a near relation to Genl. Joseph Martain. Deponent's brother, Alexander, is a gunsmith who is 2-1/2 years older than deponent. Deponent is now 46. John Tate deposes in Russell. He moved to this country in 1771 and in 1772 it was said by the old settlers that if Francis Cooper had not sold his place to John Morgan he might now have had it to live on himself. Morgan sold to Karr before deponent came to this country. John Smith, Esq., deposes in Russell 24th February, 1810. He moved to this country in 1769 or 1770 in fall of the year, in company with John Morgan and others. John Fregor deposes in Russell County, 15th February, 1810, that he moved to Moquesin Creek to the place where he now lives, in company with Francis Fugate et als, who were then moving their families in 1771 or 1772. Deponent's son Joseph was born 16th September, 1771. Jesse Kain also settled near. Alexander Montgomery deposes in Russell, 7th March, 1810, that in 1771 he moved with his father to this part of the country and lived with his father 8 or 10 years. In 1772 one William Huston, _____ Frazier, and Francis Fugate returned up Mockerson and Fugate said he had been improving land at the Rocky Spring. Francis Fugate moved there with his family in 1772 or 3. Deponent was 48 years old the first of last month. John Tate deposes in Russell County, 24th February, 1810. He moved to Moquesin Creek with his family in the last of November, 1772, and Francis Fugate was then living on the land. Francis died in 1781. Francis's widow had four children by Francis living at his death, and was pregnant with another. Samuel Haddox deposes, 10th August, 1810, in Clay County, Kentucky, in 1780 he moved to the land in dispute. Francis's stepson was 10 or 11 years old at the time of Francis's death. Deponent believes Allen Riley was not even born in 1770 and in 1781 he was probably in Fauquier County. Benjamin Fugate deposes 10th August, 1810, in Clay County, Kentucky. About 31 or 2 years ago he came to the place in dispute and lived there about two years. On 13th day of the month after the Commissioners' Court sat, Francis was killed by a fall from his horse. Francis had a son George and three daughters, and the child his wife was bearing was a boy. Hanah Fugate deposes, 10th August, 1810, in Clay County, Kentucky. John Campbell deposes 24th August, 1810, in Washington County, Virginia. In 1771 or 1772 Robert Trimble moved with his family to this country and settled about two miles from the land in question, lived there until some time after the Commissioners' Court, and then moved to Kentucky. Mary Moffett deposes 24th August, 1810, in Washington County. She remembers that in 1772 Robert Trimble moved to the country. Trimble was then married to Mary's husband's sister. John Vance deposes, 24th August, 1810, in Washington County. He moved to the country in 1771. John McCullock deposes as above. About five months after Trimble built his cabin, Mockerson Creek became totally vacated for fear of Indians, and remained so about a year or more, Francis was one of the first settlers that returned. (John Campbell says he has known Jno. McCullogh since a boy.) John Montgomery deposes 13th August, 1810, in Russell County. In 1771 he moved to this country with his father, Alexr. James Davison deposes in Russell, 11th July, 1810. On 1st January, 1774, deponent moved to Mockerson Creek; has known Alexr. Montgomery ever since 1774, when Alex was 12 or 13 years old (perhaps not so much). John Frasure deposes as above. He moved to the place where he now lives on Mockerson Creek in company with Francis Fugate and others in 1771 or 1772. It was customary for hunters to mark or brand trees (when hunting), sometimes with powder or coal. Deponent's son Joseph was born 16th September, 1771. Mary Frazier deposes as above. Joseph Davison deposes as above. Jesse Cain married deponent's wife's sister. Colbert Fugate is married to John Tate's daughter. Mary Davison deposes as above. She is now in her fiftieth year, and thinks she was about 14 when she came to this country, when she saw Francis Fugate living in a cabin. Jesse Cain married Mary's sister. John McCulogh (ck) deposes at Abingdon, 20th August, 1810, about a day before Christmas in 1770 deponent's father moved with his family to Mockerson Creek and made a settlement within about two miles of the land now in controversy. About early in 1771, Robert Trimble came to deponent's father's looking for land. Shortly afterwards Trimble returned and asked assistance in raising a cabin. Deponent's father and Thomas Whurry and two or three other men went. (Deponent was then about 8 years old.) Deponent went along. In the fall of 1771 Trimble came with his family and stopped at Samuel Briggs's, near where Abingdon stands, took up land in Walker's grant and moved his family there. Francis Fugate was a rash, overbearing man. At the time Trimble built his cabin there was not a family on the north side of Clinch Mountain nearer than ten miles except deponent's father. No one was living on the creek except his father. Deponent's father was dead at the time the Commissioners sat in 1781. Isbel McCullock deposes as above. Is mother of John McCullock. She was acquainted with Mrs. Trimble when she lived in Augusta. Rachel Jameson deposes as above. Is sister of John McCullock and two years older. Her father moved to Moqueson Creek in 1770. Some little time after Robert Trimble and John Gross and some others came to her father's house. In June, 1771 her father moved his family to North Fork of Holstein.
Information on Robert Trimble
From Rootsweb.com post:
Below is 4 generations of the Trimbles. I have at least 4 more. All my info was gathered from the great folks of the Izard list
Descendants of Walter Trimble
1 Walter Trimble
2 Robert Trimble
3 John B. Trimble
4 Martha Trimble b: 23 Aug 1806 in VA d: Bef. 1850
+Daniel Hively b: 10 Feb 1800 in York Co., PA or KY d: 13 Oct 1885 m: 18 Sep 1823
4 James G. Finis Trimble b: 20 Oct 1790 in Augusta. VA d: 08 Sep 1865 Burial Place: AR, Izard Co., Trimble Campground Cem
+Phoebe G. Walker b: 15 Feb 1797 in NC (1860 census) d: 24 Jul 1870 in Izard Co., AR m: 1815 in Dolph, Izard Co., AR Burial Place: AR, Izard Co., , Trimble Campground Cem
3 James Trimble
4 Harriett Trimble b: Abt. 1813
+Thomas Carter b: 27 Aug 1804 in VA d: 11 Apr 1872 in Independence Co., AR m: 23 May 1833
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