Facts and Events
Samuel McFerrin was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of Samuel McFerrin in Augusta County, VA
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1766 (D). - David Cloyd vs. James Montgomery.--Account as follows: 1764--Mr. James Montgomery, debtor, March 24--to cash of mine retaken from the Indians and delivered to you by Lieut. (Francis) Smith, £137, 18, 0. Credit, 1764--April 21. By cash received from John Neilly, Michael Cloyd, Andrew Neely and Francis Smith, £19, 0, 0; B. G. Samuel McFerrin, Philip Watkins, Benj. Hawkins, James Montgomery, Jr., Wm. Montgomery, Jr., John Crockett, John McRoberts, Wm. McMullin, Wm. Robinson, John Fowler, Samuel Robinson, Joshua McCormack, John Clark, John Artus, Saml. McNabb, Saml. Gatliff, Jeremiah Puckett and Lanty Armstrong, each £4, 18, 6. Balance due, £31, 18, 0. Sworn to by David Cloyd, 24th April, 1765. Case agreed by attorneys as follows: "We agree that a party of Indians made an eruption into the Colony, attacked the plaintiff's house, rifled it and bore off upwards of £200 in gold and silver, several household goods and negroes. We agree that a party of the Militia pursued the enemy and overtook them on John's Creek, a branch of James River, at the distance of 30 or 35 miles, and attacked and killed one of the number. We agree that upon searching the Indians's budget a quantity of gold, some dollars and pieces of small silver, were found, which, upon being weighed, amounted to the sum of £137, 18, 0. We agree that the money found in the budget of the Indians consisted of the same coin which the plaintiff was known to have in his house when plundered by the Indians. We agree that after the money was recoverd from the Indians a dispute arose among the Militia to whom of right the money belonged whether it should be delivered to the plaintiff, who was deemed to have been the owner of it before it fell into the hands of the Indians, or whether the Militia were entitled to it in having recovered it from them, upon which dispute that sum of money was lodged in the hands of the defendant, to be by him kept till that point should be settled. We agree that the plaintiff made an offer of 30 shillings to each of the men who has assisted in the pursuit of the enemy. We agree that a part of the Company of Militia made an offer to the plaintiff of delivering up his negroes and household goods if he would allow them the money. We agree that the defendant paid the sum of money out of his hands to the Militia, and that several of them returned their dividends to the plaintiff amounting to £106, 17, 2. We agree that the plaintiff paid to several of the captors who returned him their dividends the sum of 30/, the premium by him before offered for their service. We agree that if the law, &c. (Signed) Gabrill Jones, for plaintiff; Peter Hog, for defendant." Hung jury and case agreed. Submitted August, 1766. (Note: Phillip Watkins married Samuel sister Mary McFerrin).
- Page 400.--2d February, 1769. William Ritchie, Sr., to William Ritchie, Jr., son of William, Sr., love, &c. William, Jr., covenants to cultivate the plantation whereon William, Sr., lives; within three years after death of William, Sr., William, Jr., is to give to each of his sisters then alive, £10, 195 acres whereon William Sr., now lives, on Catawbo Creek of James River, adjoining John McFerrin and Philip Watkins, conveyed by Borden to William, Sr. Teste: Thomas McFerran, Samuel and Martin McFerran.
- Page 436.--25th April, 1769. Peter Wylie and Mary ( ) and Alexander Wylie and Mary to Henry Stafford, £60, 150 acres, part of 400 acres conveyed to Peter and Alexander by John Wyley, Sr., and to John by William Davis, 22d September, 1763, on New River, corner land of John Wiley, Sr.; corner Peter Wiley. Teste: Benj. Hawkins, Thomas and Samuel McFarran, William Curey. Delivered: Pat. Lockhart, September, 1772.
Information on Samuel McFerrin
From "The Preston and Virginia papers of the Draper collection of manuscripts" By State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Library, Lyman Copeland:
- 1776, Sept. 10 - McFerran, Samuel. Receipt to Thomas Madison for £14 received from Patrick Lockhart for beef cattle purchased by Andrew Henry for Cherokee expedition. Witnessed by Joshua Phipps. D.S. 1 p.
- Austin, J. William, and Rebecca H.R Austin. Related families of Botetourt County, Virginia. (Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, c2000 (Baltimore : Genealogical Pub.)), pg. 205.
Samuel McFerran, son of John McFerran, Sr., married Ann Montgomery, probably daughter of James Montgomery. Their children were: (From the family Bible, printed in Scotland). (Ann Montgomery McFerran's will was probated in 1835, apparently the year of her death).
1. Margaret McFerran, born 1763, married Andrew Steele on March 4, 1789, by Rev. Edward Crawford, (Presbyterian) consent, Samuel McFerran, witness Martin McFerran. Lived in Kentucky or Tennessee.
2. James McFerran, born 1770, was sued for Breech of Promise in 1799, by Nancy Franklin. He was judged not guilty.
3. William McFerran, born November 11, 1772.
4. Martin McFerran, born November 1774, died 1801.
5. Thomas McFerran, born 1776, married (1) Hannah Peck Van Meter, born 1778, died 1799, daughter of Isaac and Hester Ann Peck Van Meeter. They had one daughter Hester, born November 4, 1799, died June 11, 1899, who married on August 15, 1820 to Christopher Kyle, son of Joseph and Jame Diuguid Kyle. Thomas married (2) Mary Carper on February 2, 1809, daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Carper.
6. John McFerran, born 1779, married Amy Rowland, bond dated March 1, 1791, she the daughter of James or William Rowland, who was in the House of Delegates, 1770-1780.
7. Samuel McFerran, born 1780, married Placencia Van Meter, daughter of Isaac and Hester Ann Peck Van Meter.
8. Jane (or Jean) McFerran, born 1785, married Joseph Montgomery, on August 15, 1816. Marriage record lists father, Samuel McFerran, Deceased. Witnessed by Samuel McFerran (Jr.), married by Rev. Robert Logan, Presbyterian.
9. Elizabeth McFerran, married James Montgomery on September 13, 1793. Surety, Samual McFerran (Jr.).
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