Family:Gilbert Christian and Margaret Richardson (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage[1] 1703 Scotland
ABT 1704 Ireland
AFT 20 Nov 1764
abt. 1712 Ireland
bef. 16 Dec 1794 Augusta, Virginia
ABT 1718 Scotland
BEF 19 Nov 1779 Augusta, Virginia
1720 Ireland
BEF 17 Aug 1779 Augusta, Virginia

Descendants of Gilbert Christian

Generation No. 1

1. GILBERT3 CHRISTIAN (PATRICIUS2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1678 in Ireland, and died Aft. 1756 in Virginia. He married MARGARET RICHARDSON. She was born Abt. 1680 in Ireland.


Gilbert CHRISTIAN BIRTH: ABT 1678, Ireland DEATH: AFT 1756, Virginia Father: Patricius CHRISTIAN Mother: Mary NETTLES

Family 1: Margaret RICHARDSON MARRIAGE: 1702





The Christian Family. This family came from the Isle of Man, and as early as 1732 Gilbert Christian, with his family, removed from Pennsylvania, where they lived in 1726, to a point near where Staunton, Virginia, now stands, and on a creek to which they gave their name. The family of Gilbert Christian, which consisted of himself, wife, three sons, John, Robert, William, and a daughter, Mary, became near neighbors of the celebrated Lewis family.

Captain Israel Christian settled in the Valley in 1740, where he married Miss Elizabeth Starke; removing later to what is now Botetourt County, he gave the land for the town of Fincastle, and still later he came across the Alleghanies, and settled on the New River, near Ingles' Ferry. The town of Christainsburg was named from him. His son, Colonel William, was born near Staunton, in 1743; he married Anne, a sister of Patrick Henry. He was long a prominent figure of the border; representing the New River Valley district in the State Senate in 1781; was the Colonel and Commandant of the Fincastle troops, and led a regiment from that county to the battle of Point Pleasant, in October, 1774. Only two companies of his regiment participated in the battle; the remainder, with Colonel Christian were in charge of the supplies for the army of General Lewis. Colonel Christian, with a few men, in pursuing a marauding band of Indians across the Ohio, was on the 9th day of April, 1786, killed on the spot whereon how stands Jeffersonville, Indiana.

A part of the same Christian family from near Staunton, in the Valley, settled on East River, in what is now Mercer County, in 1780. Some of these people served with great distinction on the Confederate side in our Civil War.


  • i. MARY4 CHRISTIAN, b. Abt. 1704, Ireland; d. 1770, New Castle, Pennsylvania; m. (1) JOHN MOFFETT, 1724, Ireland; b. 1699, Ireland; d. 1742, Augusta County, Virginia; m. (2) JOHN TRIMBLE, Bet. 1743 - 1752; b. 1715, Scotland; d. 13 Sep 1764, Killed in the last indian raid in Augusta County, Virginia.

Notes for MARY CHRISTIAN: From Chalkley's Augusta Coujty, VA Court Orders:

NOVEMBER 15, 1752 (361) Mary Moffett, widow of John Moffett, has since intermarried with John Trimble.

Mary CHRISTIAN She was married to John MOFFETT .(21)(3) Children were: Hannah MOFFETT.

She was married to John TRIMBLE. (28) AUGUSTA COUNTY VIRGINIA -CHALKLEY'S CHORNICLES; pge 364. - 20th November 1764, James and Mary Trimble's bond ( with James Gilmore, Ben estill, George Moffet, David Trimble) as Administers of John Trimble. Children were: James TRIMBLE.

March, 1755 (B) p. 312: John Trimble vs. George Moffett. - John Trimble sues George because George charged that John had beat and murdered his wife, Mary.

November, 1756 (B) p. 316: Trimble vs. Gardner. - John Trimble and Mary, his wife, complain of Alexander Gardner and Benjamin Copland. Bond dated 12th September, 1749. Made to Mary Moffett, who married Trimble. Suit begun 1755, 30th November.

p. 86. Will Book No. 3 (364) 20th November, 1764. James and Mary Trimble's bond (with James Gilmore, Ben. Estill, Geo. Moffett, David Trimble), as administrators of John Trimble.

15 April 1765 p. 120: (335) Court of Claims and Grievances. Wm. Elliott, provisions. John Finley, provisions. Mary Trimble, relict of John Trimble, for horse of John's impressed and provisions. Wm. Armstrong, provisions. Henry Criswell, horse impressed. Samuel Wilson, provisions and horse impressed. John Miller, provisions. David Doage, provisions. Ralph Laverty, provisions. Thos. Beard, provisions. John Trimble, provisions. Nathan Gilliland, carriage of "Flower." John McClary, provisions.

Notes for JOHN MOFFETT: Frm Chalkley's Augusta County, VA Court Ooders:

Page 466.--16th November, 1752. Robert Christian's bond as guardian (appointed) to Mary and Robert Moffett, orphans of John Moffett, with sureties John and William Christian.

19th March 1754 p. 439: Commissioners report that of John Moffet's estate, after haying off 1/3 to John Trimble and his wife, there remains in the hands of John, Robert and William Christian, guardians of the children of said Moffett, 260 pounds, 14, 1.

p. 48: Will Book No. 2 (238) 17th November, 1758. John Trimble's bond (with John Anderson, John McCreary) as guardian (appointed) to Hannah Moffett, orphan of John Moffett.

MARCH 19, 1760. (347) John Bandy, servant of Sampson Mathews. William Moffett, orphan of John Moffett, chose George Moffett his guardian. Peter Hog, get certificate of good character for practicing law.

John MOFFETT BIRTH: ABT 1699, Ireland IMMIGRATION: 1729, Pennsylvania DEATH: 1742 Father: Robert MOFFETT Mother: Margaret STUART

Family 1: Mary CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE: 1724, Ireland

Margaret MOFFETT 

+Col. George MOFFETT

Catherine Kitty MOFFETT 
William MOFFETT 


John TRIMBLE was born in 1715.(28) He died in 1764.(28) He had an estate probated on 20 Nov 1764 in Augusta County, Virginia.(21) Those heads of household listed on both the Orange Co., Virginia headrights and on Rev. Craigs Tinkling Springs Parish Register include: Geo Anderson, John Anderson,William Anderson, Geo. Breckenridge, James Bell, Wm. Brown, Robert Brown John Campbell, Charles Campbell. Wm. McCanless, John King, Robert Crockett, John Trimble, Charles Hayes, Andrew Hayes , Patrick Hayes, Wm. King, Robt Patterson, Robt Poage, Robert Hook, Samuel, Robert and Geo Scott, David Neilson, John Calwell, John Stephenson, James, John and Andrew McClure. These families were the early settlers of both Orange Co., Virginia and the same families moved into Kentucky beginning at a time predating the Revolution. 

AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 300 - 309: Page 300.--20th May, 1752. Beverley, &c., to John Trimble, 200 acres. In Beverley Manor; corner tract formerly Jno. Madison's, now Robt. McClenachan's line; formerly James Armstrong's line, now Ro. McClenachan's.

Page 136.--William King, farmer, of Mariyan, to John Trimble, farmer, 251 acres in Beverley Manor; corner John Trimble, Beverley Manor line; corner Moses Offiriel. Teste: John McKeu, Hugh Young, Wm. McFeeters.

Page 363.--28th May, 1761. John Trimble, Pat. Martin and Wm. McPeetters, planters, 140 acres to Samuel Downey, planter, in Beverley Manor,

AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 360 - 369: Page 270.--14th March, 1760. John Trimble and Ann ( ) to Robt Phillips, ú24, 100 acres on Cathey's River; line of Robert Davis; oak on McClure's Run. Teste: Hugh ( ) Young, Morris ( ) Ofreal, Samuel Wallace, Wm. Stewart. Delivered: April Court, 1778.

AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 380 - 389 Page 362.--19th May, 1762. John Trimble and Mary ( ) to Henry Criswell, 400 acres on southemost branch of North River of Shanando, on Stony Lick Branch. Acknowledged and privy examination of Mary.

AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 420 - 429 Page 835.--17th March, 1765. John Trimble to Walter Trimble, his son, ú5, 30 acres, part of 541 acres in Beverley Manor on head branches of Middle River. Delivered, 13th November, 1792.

WILL BOOK 4: Page 195.--22d March, 1769. Settlement recorded of John Trimble's estate, by Mary and James Trimble, administrators--By John Prise' (Price?) weges and bounty, ú12.0.0. Cash of John Bigham on Geo. Bighams. By Henry Criswell's bond. Paid Andw. Baskin, Alex. McKinsey, John Boswell, Saml. Davison, Thos. Garden on Bigham's account.

AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 550 - 559: Page 435.--Patent to John Trimble, Sr., 10th March, 1756, on Cathey's River.

John Trimble was killed in the last indian raid in Augusta County, Virginia Parents: Robert TRIMBLE and Hannah TRIMBLE?. He was married to Mrs. Mary CHRISTIAN .(28) AUGUSTA COUNTY VIRGINIA -CHALKLEY'S CHORNICLES; pge 364. - 20th November 1764, James and Mary Trimble's bond ( with James Gilmore, Ben estill, George Moffet, David Trimble) as Administers of John Trimble. Children were: James TRIMBLE.

  • ii. WILLIAM CHRISTIAN, COL., b. WFT Est. 1705-1715; d. 1786, killed by Indians; m. ANN HENRY; b. WFT Est. 1732-1745.
  • iii. ROBERT CHRISTIAN, b. Abt. 1712; d. Abt. 1790, Augusta County, Virginia; m. ISABELLA TIFFINS, 1732, Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia; b. WFT Est. 1710-1715.


Robert CHRISTIAN BIRTH: ABT 1712 DEATH: ABT 1790, Augusta County, Virginia Father: Gilbert CHRISTIAN Mother: Margaret RICHARDSON

Family 1: Isabella TIFFINS MARRIAGE: 1732, Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia


  • iv. JOHN CHRISTIAN, b. 1715, Augusta County, Virginia; d. 19 Nov 1779, Augusta County, Virginia; m. MARGARET WILSON; b. 1719, Augusta County, Virginia; d. Augusta County, Virginia.


Generation No. 2 John Christian was born 1715 in Augusta County, Virginia, and died 19 Nov 1779 in Augusta County. He was the son of Gilbert Robert Christian and Margaret Richardson.John marriedMargaret Wilson . Margaret was born in 1719 in Tinkling Springs,Augusta Co.Va., and died in Augusta Co.Va..

Children of Margaret Wilson and John Christian are: Robert Christian was born 1743 in Augusta Co.Va..

Rebecca Christian was born 1746 in Tinkling Springs,Augusta Co.Va., and died in Kanawhe,Va.. She married John Estill 1764 in Prob. NJ, son of Wallace Estill and Marca Boude. He was born 5 Jun 1741 in Middletown,Monmouth,NJ, and died 1780 in Monroe Co.W.Va..

Sarah Christian was born 1748 in Augusta Co.Va..

iary Christian was born 1748 in Augusta Co.Va..

William Christian was born 1749 in Augusta Co.Va..

Sallie Christian was born 1755 in Augusta Co.Va..

Gilbert Christian was born 1762 in Augusta Co.Va..

Robert Christian was born 22 Feb 1764 in Augusta Co.Va..

John Christian was born 1766 in Augusta Co.Va..

Margaret Christian.

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    Date of Import: Jul 20, 2002