- H. Col. Stephen Trigg1744 - 1782
- W. Mary Starkeabt 1748 - 1786
m. bef. 1770
Facts and Events
Stephen Trigg was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
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Stephen Trigg (c. 1744 – August 19, 1782) was an American pioneer and soldier from Virginia. He was killed ten months after the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown in one of the last battles of the American Revolution while leading the Lincoln County, militia unit at the Battle of Blue Licks in present-day Kentucky.
Born the son of William and Mary (Johns) Trigg, Trigg mainly worked as a public servant and militia officer during the early years of the frontier counties in southwest Virginia and those portions that would later form Kentucky. He was one of the wealthiest men on the frontier at the time. He was a delegate to the first Virginia Revolutionary conventions and was a member of the Fincastle Committee of Safety that drafted the Fincastle Resolutions, a precursor to the Declaration of Independence made by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. He was also elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.
Trigg was appointed to the Virginia Land Court Commission in 1779, charged with settling titles to land on the Kentucky frontier. After completing his duties on the court, he settled in Kentucky and continued his public service. In 1782, Shawnee Indians led by British officers attacked Bryan Station, Kentucky, but were driven off. Kentucky militia companies joined forces to pursue them. Trigg commanded one wing, Daniel Boone the other. Despite Boone's warnings, the militiamen charged into an ambush at Blue Licks. Trigg and many others, including Boone's youngest son Israel, were among those killed. Trigg's body was later found cut into pieces.
In recognition of his role in the formation of Kentucky, Trigg County, Kentucky, was named in honor of Stephen Trigg.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 454.--19th August. 1766. William Sampson's bond (with Stephen Trigg, Is. Christian) as administrator of Henry Fields.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 19, 1766. - (197) Stephen Trigg and Wm. Simpson, greatest creditors, qualified administrators of Henry Fields. William and Edward Cowen, appraisers.
- Page 9.--19th September, 1766. Henry Field's estate appraised by James Neeley, Wm. and Edward Carvin--Paid accounts to, viz: Wm. Simpson, Stephen Trigg, Henry Paullen.
- Page 287.--6th January, 1767. Robert Neelley (Neally, Neilly, Nealy) (and Anna), of Halifax County, to William Christian, £78, 350 acres on a branch of Roan Oak, adjoining Robert Breckenridge and Archibald Graham. Teste: Isaac Christian, Stephen Trigg, Arthur Campbell, James McCorkle, John Crocket.
- Page 289.--21st February, 1767. John Neelley (Neilly) Dr. (doctor?), of Augusta County, to William Graham, of Hallifax County, Gent., £30, 2 feather beds, all his pewter and household furniture, one sorrel mare natural pacer, one bay mare natural trotter, one white mare, one gray stallion, one sorrel stallion, conditioned for payment of £30. Teste: James Neilly, Edward Carvin, Stephen Trigg.
- Page 240.--10th March, 1767. David Miller and Hannah to Israel Christian, merchant, £16, 120 acres on a branch of Buffalo, a branch of Roan Oak, Baptist McNabb's line Edward McDonald's line. Teste: Francis Smith, Wm. Christian, Wm. Preston, Robert Breckenridge, Ben. Hawkins, Wm. Fleming, Edward Carvin, Stephen Trigg, Nathan ( ) Gillilan, Wm. Christian. Delivered: Israel Christian, 9th February, 1773.
- Page 291.--16th May, 1767. William Carvin, son and heir-at-law of William Carvin, to Edward Carvin, £100, 174 acres by patent to William, Sr., 1st April, 1748, on Roan Oak. Teste: William Christian, Stephen Trigg, Nathan ( ) Gillilen, Wm. Simpson. Delivered: Stephen May, October, 1775.
- Page 53.--17th June, 1767. John Adams and Elizabeth ( ) to Andrew Woods, £70, 300 acres on a branch of Looney's Mill Creek. Teste: Robert Finley, Stephen Trigg.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1767 (B). - Trigg vs. Clark.--Stephen Trigg's account.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1767 (B). - Stephen Trigg vs. James Leatherdale.--1766. Assumpt. by James for his son James.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1767 (B). - James Leatherdale to Stephen Trigg, debtor.-- 1766, June 6, to assumed for your son, James.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1768 (E). - Mathew Ralstone, Dr., to Stephen Trigg.--Account, 1766-1767.
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1768 (A). - Joseph McMurtrey, debtor to Stephen Trigg. 1766, October __.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1769 (A). - William Daven to Stephen Trigg, debtor. 1766, October 27; November 24; December 6. (Signed) Stephen Trigg.
- Vol. 1 - JUNE 22, 1769. - (222) Following recommended for appointment as Justices. Matthew Harrison, William Ingles, William Christian, George Mathews, John McClenachan, James Robertson, Stephen Trigg, William Horbert, Philip Love, Anthony Bledsoe, John Bowman, John Thomas, Roberl Doage and John Montgomery. The following to be left off and reasons given to the Governor by the Clerk: John Chizwell, John Wilson, John Archer, Alexr. Boyd, David Robinson, Benj. Estill, John Maxwell, Charles Lewis. Andrew Bird, Richard Woods.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 16, 1769. - (324) Following recommended as Justices, viz: Mat. Harrison, Wm. Ingles, Wm. Christian, George Mathews, John McClenachan, James Robertson, Stephen Trigg, Wm. Herbert, Philip Love, Anthony Bledsoe, John Bowman, John Thomas, Robert Doage, John Montgomery, Alexr. Thompson, James Craig, Waiter Crockett, Andrew Lockridge, Walter Cunningham and James McGavock. The following to be left off, reasons to be given by the Clerk and former order discharged, viz: John Chiswell, John Buchanan, John Wilson, John Archer, John Maxwell, Charles Lewis, Alexr. Boyd.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1770 (D). - Samuel Woods and Margaret, his wife, late Margaret Robinson, administratrix of William Robinson, deceased, vs. Anthony Bledsoe and Stephen Trigg.--29th June, 1769.
- Page 142.-(undated, appears to be abt. May 1777) - Teste: Stephen and Daniel Trigg.
- Vol. 2 - Ross vs. Smith--O. S. 14; N. S. 5--Bill filed 9th July, 1798. David Ross complains that in 1753, 24th October, under Order of Council granting lands to the Loyal Company, a survey was made of 190 acres for Timothy, Col _____, in Washington County, formerly Augusta, in Rich Valley on waters of the North Fork of Holstein River. The Company gave titles upon payment of surveyors' fees and £3 for every 100 acres. Dr. Thomas Walker, now deceased, had the management of the affairs of the Company, as well as being a member, and he appointed William English his agent. Cole abandoned his land, and then in September, 1768, Joseph Scott and Stephen Trigg paid the fees on the same tract and received a receipt therefor on 16th January, 1773. Scott transferred his right to Stephen. Ross purchased from Stephen, 18th August, 1775. George Smith was then in possession. The affairs of the Loyal Company were brought before the Supreme Court, and on 3d May, 1783, the title of the Company to all lands surveyed by them prior to 1776 was established. Answer says (Fisher? Jasper?) Cox first improved the land. The name is probably Jester Cocke. Dr. Walker was from Albemarle. See this suit for settlement of Holston and names.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 International Genealogical Index. (LDS Church, 1999-2005).
- Col Stephen Trigg, in Find A Grave.
Memorial at Blue Licks State Park, Robertson County, Kentucky, USA
- National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970.