Person:William Semple (19)

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William Semple
 
m. abt 1711
  1. Elizabeth Sempleabt 1718 - 1780
  2. Capt. Samuel Semple, ASST QTR MRabt 1725 - 1808
  3. Moses Samples, Sr.1730 - 1824
  4. Hannah Sampleabt 1731 - 1814
  5. Robert Semple1733 - 1808
  6. Susanna Samplesabt 1741 -
  7. William Sempleabt 1742 -
  8. Sarah Samplesabt 1743 -
m. 9 December 1762
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Name William Semple
Alt Name William Sample
Gender Male
Birth? abt 1742 Augusta, Virginia, United States
Marriage 9 December 1762 Peaked Mountain Church, Augusta County, Virginiato Sarah Copeland

William Semple was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • 230 acres, etc., in Rockingham County [then in Augusta County], on the waters of Linwell's Creek and Muddy Creek, which was first granted by patent, dated 27th June, 1764, to William Sample and by him conveyed to said Thomas Jackson by deeds, 15th May, 1770. [From Chalkley's Record listed below]


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 304.--16th May, 1770. William Samples and Sarah ( ) to the Rev. Thomas Jackson, £75, 230 acres patented to William, 27th June, 1764, on drafts of Linvell's and Muddy Creek. Delivered: Thomas Jackson, 29th December, 1770.
  • Page 406.--17th August, 1773. William Samples and Sarah ( ) to George Kersner, on Brock's Creek, 235 acres patented to Adam Hoverstick, 7th July, 1763. Teste: Henry Runyon, Obediah ( ) Muncy.
  • Page 130.-- 1774 Adam Hoverstick of Culpeper to George Kersner, patent to Adam 7 July 1763 (just after the end of the French and Indian War) and conveyed by him to William Samples, 18 Aug 1770, and William Samples to George Kersner, 17 Aug 1773. Adam Hoverstick was an alien and foreigner when he conveyed to William Samples and continued so until 16 Mar 1774 when he was naturalized.


Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Page 330.--14th August, 1759. Roger Dyer's appraisement, by Daniel Harrison, Mathew Patton--To gold coin, £24, 13, 10; cash, £42, 0, 0; Christian Graft's bond; Michael Graft's bond; Herman Shout's and Nicholas Smith's bond; David Nelson's bond; Peter Horse's note; Pat. Frasure's bond, Frederick Keyster's note; William Semples' bond; Johnston Hill's bond; Michael Dicken and Wm. Correy's bond; John Salsberry's bond; Joseph Kyles' note.
  • Page 129.--18th May, 1762. Roger Dyer's sale bill and settlement of estate by Hannah Dyer, administratrix, approved and recorded--To Wm. Samples, Wm. Gregg, Margaret McGlaughlan, David Nelson, Pat Frazier, John Cunningham, Robt. Ralston, Johnston Hill, John Cravens, Jesse Harrison, Bryce Russell, Robt. McGarry, John Dunkle, John Montgomery. Paid John Wright, Ro. Minnis (for whiskey), Sarah Stevenson (for whiskey for vendue); paid Wm. Gibson, Adam Harper, James Dyer.
  • Page 393.--17th March, 1773. Samuel Nicholas' estate appraised by John Dunbarr, William Samples, Michael Warren.
  • Vol. 1 - DECEMBER, 1790. - Inquisition from Escheator of Rockingham. This indenture of an inquisition taken and made in pursuance of an Act, entitled an Act concerning Escheators at the Court House of Rockingham County, on Tuesday, the 26th day of July, in the year of our Lord, 1796, of and concerning a certain piece, etc., of land commonly known and called by the name of the late Rev. Thomas Jackson, deceased, containing 230 acres, etc., in Rockingham County, on the waters of Linwell's Creek and Muddy Creek, which was first granted by patent, dated 27th June, 1764, to William Sample and by him conveyed to said Thomas Jackson by deeds, 15th May, 1770. Between Mathew Gambill, Escheator, and James Curry, William Herring, Benjamin Harrison, John Rice, Reuben Harrison, John Herdman, George Baxter, Richard Ragan, Samuel McWilliams, Jonathan Shipman, Benjamin Smith, James Burgess, George Sittes, Thomas Shanklin, John Lincoln. William Cravens, jurors, who, etc., do say that the aforesaid Thomas Jackson was, in his lifetime, and the time of his death, seized, etc., of the aforesaid tract, etc. That he died intestate and no person has claimed the land either as lineal or collateral heir and it is escheatable. Signed by all the jurors.
  • Vol. 2 - APRIL, 1798 (A to K). - Dunlop vs. Commonwealth--Indenture of Inquisition by the Escheator of Rockingham, 26th July, 1796, concerning a tract commonly known and called by the name of the late Rev. Thos. Jackson; 230 acres on Linvell's Creek and Muddy Creek, first patent 27th June, 1764, to Wm. Sample and by him to Thomas Jackson, 15th May, 1770.
  • 15th of April 1782 - One of the Masonic Mason's that met at Fort Pitt


Montgomery County, W.V.

  • Patrick Henry Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, To all to whom these presents shall come, Greetings...There is land granted by the said Commonwealth unto William Semple... - 26 Jun 1786
Land Office Grants No. 3, 1786, p. 336 (Reel 69) - 2,456 acres on the Second Creek emptying into the Ohio below the Great Kenhawa adjoining another Survey of said Semples.
Land Office Grants No. 3, 1786, p. 348 (Reel 69) - 1,888 acres on the Second Creek emptying into the Ohio below the Great Kenhawa adjoining another Survey of said Semples.
Land Office Grants No. 3, 1786, p. 353 (Reel 69) - 1,840 acres on the Second Creek emptying into the Ohio below the mouth of the Big Kenhawa adjoining another Survey of said Semples.
  • Patrick Henry Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, To all to whom these presents shall come, Greetings...There is land granted by the said Commonwealth unto William Semple... - 05 Jul 1786
Land Office Grants No. 3, 1786, p. 107 (Reel 69) - 4,000 acres on the Second Creek emptying into the Ohio below the Great Kenhawa adjoining another survey of said Semple.
Land Office Grants No. 3, 1786, p. 193 (Reel 69) - 8,000 acres on the Second Creek emptying into the Ohio below the Great Kenhawa adjoining a Survey of Semple and Pickles.
Land Office Grants No. 3, 1786, p. 367, 368, 369, 370 (Reel 69) - 6,998 acres lr. 21per. - Moore, Phillip and James, and Semple, William
  • January 2, 1794 - Author Name Joseph Howell (primary) Location: Accountant's Office Recipient Name Isaac Craig (primary) Summary Howell discusses the War Department's business with William Semple, complications from which make it impossible to resolve Semple's account to his perfect satisfaction. Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy Document Notes [not available] Content Notes [not available] Related Persons/Groups Isaac Craig; Joseph Howell; Related Places Accountant's Office;
References
  1.   Patrick Hogue (Samples). The Samples / Semples Family.