Family:Unknown Rutledge and Unknown (2)

d. bef. 21 May, 1756 Augusta County, Virginia
m. bef. 1700
Facts and Events
Marriage? bef. 1700
est. 1702-1710 County Tyrone, Ireland
Bef. 26 Nov 1751 Augusta County, Virginia
est. 1705-1715 County Tyrone, Ireland
bef. 25 Aug. 1750 Virginia
est. 1710-1714 County Tyrone, Ireland
Bet. Nov. 1753 - Aug. 1754 Prob. Granville County, North Carolina

Information on the Rutledge Family of Augusta County, VA

Information from Katherine Bushman, of Staunton, Virginia:


Early Rutledge names appearing in Augusta County records are those of James William, Thomas, George, John, and Edward.
There are no records in Augusta County stating the relationship of Edward Rutledge to the other names. That there was a relationship is borne out by the names in each of the families were known. John Rutledge does not state which brother his nephew, George (one of legatees) is a son. The baptismal records of Thomas Rutledge prove that it could not be his son, George. The relationship of a William Rutledges wife, Eleanor to George Rutledge is not stated. George Rutledge deeded 220 acres of land to Thomas Rutledge but the records do not show how William Rutledge obtained the other 220 acres of Beverley Manor land from George Rutledge. The deed merely states that George Rutledge was deceased. There is no will or administration in Augusta County for this George Rutledge. John Rutledge does not state the name of his aged father in his will. Was he another William Rutledge? With this recurrence of the name, George, in all the families, George Rutledge was probably the "aged father named in will of John Rutledge.

Much of the information regarding this family also comes from the will of John Rutledge (son of the "aged father" named below) in Augusta County, VA:

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 390.-17th October, 1751. John Rutledge's will--Aged father: nephew, George Rutledge, was partner with James Bell in a tract of land; 400 acres on Long Glade conveyed to them by Thos. Gilespy; brother, Wm. Rutledge; brother, Thomas Rutledge; sister, Catherine Marshal; sister, Jean Rutledge. Executors, Thomas Rutledge and James Bell. Teste: William Armstrong, John Flood, Hugh Means. Proved, 26th November, 1751, by all witnesses, and Thomas Rutledge qualifies executor, with sureties Wm. Thompson, Wm. Preston.

(Note: the "sister" Jean Rutledge, listed above is considered by some researchers to be the wife of John Rutledge's brother, James Rutledge, who had predeceased him. In those early days, it was not uncommon for the term "sister" to be used instead of "sister-in-law" during that time period).