Person:Anthony Aylor (1)

Anthony Aylor
b.bef. 1733
d.bef. 29 September 1801 Augusta County, Virginia
m. est. 1732
  1. Henry Aylorest 1732-1742 -
  2. Anthony Aylorbef 1733 - bef 1801
  3. Casper Aylor1735 - 1750-1752
  4. George Aylorest 1736-1745 -
m. 4 September 1753
  1. Anna Margaret Aylor1755 - bef 1801
  2. John Aylor1757 -
  3. Anna Barbara Aylor1759 -
  4. Anna Catherine Aylor1762 - 1836
  5. John George Aylor1764 - 1834
  6. Anna Susanna Aylor1766 - 1827
  7. Anna Maria Aylor1769 -
  8. Magdalene Aylorabt 1772 -
  9. Elizabeth Aylorabt 1777 -
Facts and Events
Name Anthony Aylor
Alt Name Anthony Oyler
Alt Name Anthony Oehler
Gender Male
Birth? bef. 1733
Marriage 4 September 1753 Peaked Mountain Church, Augusta County, Virginiato Catherine Smith
Death? bef. 29 September 1801 Augusta County, Virginia

Anthony Aylor (Oyler) was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Possible Ship Record of Anthony Aylor

Ship: Marlborough, September 1741
Anthonius Oehler

Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 404.--18th May, 1772. Jacob ( ) Persinger (Passenger) and Catherine, of Botetourt, to Anthony Elar (Aler, Ayler), near Peaked Mountain, whereon Jacob lately lived 1/2 of tract patented to Jacob 13th August, 1763; tract purchased by Jacob of John and Adam Sharp, devisees of their father Matthew. Delivered: Anthony Ayler, August, 1773.
  • Page 275.--17th March, 1778. John Leeper and Susanna, and Gawin Leeper, to Anthony Aylor. 150 acres patented to James Leeper; 100 acres patented to John Leeper, 20th July, 1768, corner land he lives on.

Land Grant Surveys in Virginia:

  • Page 180 - Anthony Ailor (Elier), 45 acres, Peaked Mountain. Adjoining Nicholas. Mar 4, 1771. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 65].
  • Page 14 - Anthony Oylor, 80 acres, Adjoining Huffman, Windle Buts, Richard Shanklin, Fishers. April 4, 1781. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 101].

Will of Anthony Ayler (Oyler)

  • Page 175.--9th April, 1801. Anthony Öhler's (Ahlar) will---To deceased daughter Margaret's three children. Molly, Barbara, and Catherine; to son, John; to daughter Barbary; to daughter, Catherine; to son, George; to daughter, Elizabeth; daughter, Susannah; daughter, Mary; daughter. Madelena. Executors, friend George Ahlar and Teater Fishburn. Teste: Tobias Danner, Hennery Benter. Proved, 29th September, 1801. Executor qualifies.
  • Vol. 1 - COUNTY COURT. ORIGINAL PETITIONS AND ORDERS - Bundle of old papers unmarked, County Court - Children and legal representatives, heirs and coporceners of Anthony Aylor, of Augusta County, deceased, to Phillip Zimmerman, of Lincoln County, Georgia, power of attorney, dated 1802.
  • Vol. 1 - COUNTY COURT. ORIGINAL PETITIONS AND ORDERS - Bundle of old papers unmarked, County Court - John Alor and Mary of Alethorp County, Georgia. John Hannan and Barbara, of Wilkes County, Georgia. Henry Poss (Pass) and Catharine, of Wilkes County, Georgia. Christian Poss and Susanna, of Wilkes County, Georgia. George Groan and Mardalene, of Wilkes County, Georgia. Lawrence Groan and Mary, of Wilkes County, Georgia. [Note: appears to relate to the Court case listed above and list the children and son-in-laws of Anthony Aylor].
  • 1798-1811 Inferior Court Minutes- Wilkes County, Georgia - Philip Zimmerman named power of attorney to handle Estate of Anthony Aylor, dec'd in Augusta County, Virginia. Son John Aylor married Mary Hammons. Their daughter, Susannah married Eli Townsend of Wilkes County, Ga.


Processioning List of 1767/8

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settler’s lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
  • Page 448.--1767-68: Processioned by Augustine Price and Frederick Armontrout, viz: For Peter Teasler, for Peter Seller, for Michael Shurle, for John Coutts, for Jacob Man, for John Man, for Jacob Herman, for Henry Long for George Mellow, for Anthony Aeiler, for Jacob Nicholas, for John Hetrick, for Henry Seller, for Alveness Roy(g)ers, for Christopher Deter for George Man, for Peter Miller, for George Miller, for George Fridle, for Peter Herman, Jr.; for Augustine Price, Anthony Aeiler present; for Jacob Arcebright, for Adam Heterick, for Adam Pens, for Jacob Miller, for James Fraiser, for Thomas Burke, for Peachey Gilmore for Charles Rush, for Fredk. Armentrout, for David Fraizer, for Jno. Craige.

Records of Anthony Aylor (Oyler) in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 791.--25th December, 1764. John Sharp and Ann ( ) and Adam Sharp, of Bedford, to Jacob Persinger, £140, 350 acres devised to John and Adam by their father Mathew Sharp, who purchased it from Jacob Harmon and it was conveyed to John and Adam since the death of Mathew, 16th May, 1759, near upper end of the Peaked Mountain. Teste: Michael Prinder, Christopher ( ) Persinger, Mikell ( ) Barnett. Delivered: Anthony Ailer, April, 1772.
  • Page 800.--27th February, 1765. Jacob ( ) Persinger and Catrina ( ) to Augustine Price, £80, tract conveyed to Jacob by Sharp, 16th May, 1759, 167 acres; corner Harmon and Peter Miller; also 65 acres joining aforesaid tract, part of 130 acres granted Jacob by patent, 30th August, 1763. Teste. Delivered: Anthony Ailer, April, 1772.
  • Page 489.--17th May, 1768. Antony Ealer to Jacob Archenbright and Augustine Price, £24.4, 2 stills and all the tubs, 6 cows. Teste: J. Maury, Jr.
  • Page 49.--10th February, 1772. George Fults's (Foltz) will--To wife, Catharine Barbara, all estate until youngest child Susanna comes to age of twelve years; to oldest son, George; to youngest son, John Phillips, infant; to daughters, Hanna, Eave, Susanna. Teste: Adam Loff, Adam Harpole, Nicholas Oswedy. Proved, 16th March, 1773 (written in the "Garman Tong" and translated by Anthony Ayler) by Adam Lock and Adam Harpole. Widow Catherine Barbara qualified with Nicholas Harpole, Adam Lock.
  • Page 155.--16th March, 1773. Benj. Logan, of Fincastle County, to Windle Butts. Delivered: Anthony Ayler, August, 1776.
  • Page 204.--18th March, 1773. Benj. Logan, of Fincastle County, to Windle Butt, part of 268 acres patented to Benjamin, 16th February, 1772. Delivered: Anthony Ayler, August, 1776.
  • Page 72.--19th May, 1777. Jacob Nicholas to John Rush, on Cub Run, at foot of Peacked Mountain, part of 460 acres patented to Jacob 1st August, 1772; corner Anthony Ayler. Delivered: Peter Rush.
  • Vol. 2 - 1784, List of Tithables; George Moffett's List: Anthony Ailer and John, his son, Agnes Bell and son James, Wm. Curry and sons Alex. and Robert, Thomas Graham and sons John, Thomas, James, John King and sons John and Samuel.
  • ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA MINUTE BOOK 1778-1792. page 242---A deed of bargain and sale from Anthony Ailor and his wife Catherine to John Hammon, she being first privately examined, was acknowledged and ordered recorded. 1784.
  • Page 458.--11th February, 1792. John Oliver's estate appraised by Jacob Sheets and Anthony Ailer.
  • Vol. 2 - SEPTEMBER, 1793 (A to F). - Donaghe vs. Ailer--James Oliver, Abbeville County, South Carolina, 20th September, affirms he never made claim to the waters of Naked Creek belonging to Anthony Oaler.
  • Vol. 2 - 1796 — Marriage Bond in Augusta County - February 1, John Rapp and Lawrence Crown, surety. John Rapp and Elizabeth Ailor (Ohier), daughter of Anthony Ailor (consent). Teste: George Oehler.
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1797--April 3, Anthony Ailor, widower, and Deter Fischborn, surety. Anthony Oehler and Sophia Carhart, widow. (Note: it appears that Anthony re-married after his first wife's death).
  • Vol. 2 - Seawright vs. Seawright--O. S. 220; N. S. 78--James Seawright died intestate in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. George Ayler (Ohler) deposes he is son of Anthony and Ann Catherine Ayler, witnesses to John Seawright's will. Ann Rankin, daughter of John Seawright, whose will is dated 1784, deposes. George Ayler deposes, 1811, that Anthony Ayler died about 10 years ago and Anna Catherine about four years before him. Joan Seawright has no nephew named John Seawright. Bill filed by John Seawright, is grandson of John Seawright who died 1784 testate. He is same person as called nephew in the will. James Seawright, son of testator John, is dead intestate, leaving widow who is administratrix, and children vis: Sarah, Polly and James, and widow pregnant, the other heirs and representatives of testators are Robert Curry and Jane, his wife; Samuel Curry and Polly, his wife; Nicholas Curry and Sarah, his wife; Samuel McPheters and Margaret, his wife; Isaac Rankin and Ann, his wife. Will of John Seawright, dated 17th February, 1784. Wife Sarah; son James; daughter Ann; nephew John Seawright; niece Margaret Seawright; (also Margaret Henderson, late Seawright, wife of John Henderson, living in Georgia. She Is complainant's sister); Robert Curry and wife, Samuel Curry and wife, Nicholas Curry and wife, Saml. McPheeters and wife, and infant children of James Seawright, live out of Virginia.

Information on Anthony Aylor (Oyler)

Anthony Aylor's marriage to Catherine Smith is proven by the will of Henry Smith (Catherine's father) in York County, Pennsylvania:

York County, Pennsylvania. Henry Smith wrote his will on 25th June 1771 and it was probated 20 Sept. 1771. This was in Hellam Township in York County PA.
George Smith
Rosanna wife of Lorentz Crone
Catherine w/o Anthony Oler
Elizabeth w/o Frantz Bishop
Barbara w/o Jacob Harbaugh (maybe Herbaugh)
Magdalena w/o George Deats
Executors were Margaret (Maggie) and Michael Trease