Person:David Caile (1)

David Caile
d.bef. 17 July 1787 Augusta County, Virginia
m. bef. 1747
  1. Keziah Caile1747 - 1826
  2. William Caile1749 - 1846
  3. Jacob CaileBEF 1751 - 1814
  4. Peter Caile1751 - bef 1814
  5. Christina CaileABT 1752 - AFT 1794
  6. Elizabeth CaileABT 1755 -
  7. David Caile, Jr.1759 - 1817
  8. Christiana CaileBEF 1772 -
  9. Mary 'Polly' CaileBEF 1772 -
Facts and Events
Name David Caile
Alt Name David Kale
Alt Name David Cale
Alt Name David Keel
Gender Male
Birth? 1716
Marriage bef. 1747 Burlington County, New Jerseyto Aberdina Barthemia Unknown
Death? bef. 17 July 1787 Augusta County, Virginia

David Caile (Cale, Keel, etc.) was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Immigration to America

David Keel, or David Kell, or Davit Schäll, entered America when he stepped off the "Loyal Judith" in Philadelphia on 3 September 1742.

Early Land Acquisition in Fauquier County, VA

  • March 1770 - David arranged a lease for 800 acres of land in Fauquier County, Virginia for his five sons.

Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


David Keel's (Caile's) land (Beverley Manor NW, unknown acres acquired from Patrick Lockhart in 1772, part of James Lockhart's original patent of 624 acres) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009. (Note: land of William Keel, most likely David Keel's son, is adjoining this tract to the northwest)

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 407.--20th March, 1772. Patrick Lockhart and Mary, of Botetourt, to Peter and Jacob Cails, £150, part of 624 acres conveyed by Beverley to James Lockhart, 17th June, 1748; line of Meeting House land; corner Perry's land; corner William Lockhart's part of said tract. Delivered: David Cale, June, 1780.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 411.--13th June, 1772. Peter and Jacob Cail, farmers, to Patrick Lockhart, merchant of Botetourt, mortgage. Teste: John Madison, Jr., Richard Madison, Peter Hanger, Sampson Mathews.
  • Page 378.--18th August, 1778. David Kail (Cail) and Bethemia to Peter Cail (Cale).

Will of David Keel (Caile)

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 112.--25th April, 1786. David Caile's will, Sr., farmer--To wife, Alberdina; to sons, Peter, David, Jacob, John, William, each 1 shilling; to daughters, Elizabeth Bryan, Mary Branson, Christiana Ford, Keziah Handley. Executors, wife Alberdina and son Jacob. Teste: James Peerey, Borvell Pulliam, Wm. Mitchell. Proved, 17th July, 1787, by James Peery, and on 17th June, 1794, by Mitchell.

Records of David Keel in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 381.--18th August, 1778. Peter and Jacob Kail (Cail) and Grizzel to David Cail, plantation in Beverley Manor whereon Peter and Jacob now live. Delivered: Wm. Cale by order of Barthemia, his mother, 21st April.
  • Vol. 2 - Tithables, 1781; William McPheeters's List: David Cail, Sr, Wm. Cail, Jacob Cail, David Cail.
  • Page 69.--28th May, 1788. Whereas a report hath prevailed that the child I am big of was got by David Cail. This is to certify that the report is as false as groundless, for the father of said child is Archibald Keasy. Given under my hand, &c.--Margaret Hunter. Teste: A. Mustoe, Wm. Chambers. (Note: may be referring to David's son, as David Sr. would have been over 60 years old).
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1793 (A to L). - Samuel Hunter vs. Hugh Torbett and Alexander Mitchell.--Chancery. Spa. 25th July, 1777. Deposition of William Bryan, of Fauquier, taken Friday, 22d August, 1777, aged thirty years. He is son-in-law of David Kaile (Haile?). David Kaile deposes at same time he is sixty years and upwards. James Cunningham deposes, 16th August, 1783, that in May, 1777, Hugh Torbett was selling his land with intention of going to Holston. After Nathaniel Torbett came from Northward. Alexander Mitchell's answer says: In 1771 he and other defendant bought a tract of land from Col. William Campbell, 614 acres, "After the defendants came to Virginia" (1773). Hugh Brawford and Rachel Brawford were son and daughter of Samuel Brawford. Rachel was married to William Wallace before 21st November, 1780, and on that date is about to leave these parts. Susannah Hunter was wife of Samuel.

Information on David Keel

David & (Alberdina) Barthemia Cale had 9 children, all living to adulthood. Only one (Peter) is believed not to have also had children.

1. Keziah 1747-1826, m. William Handley, 1763/1786 b: Burlington Co., NJ, d: Greenbrier Co., VA
2. Elizabeth (a) 1750-Bef 1855* William Bryan{t?}, m. Bef 22 Aug 1777 b: Burlington Co., NJ
3. Peter 1751-1814 Mary M. [--?--] b: Burlington Co., NJ ?
4. Jacob 1753-1814 Grisilla {or Gresselda} Handley b: Burlington Co., NJ ?
5. John 1753-1834 m. (1) Isabella T. Burnside, 1784, (2) Barbara Slusher, 1804 b: Burlington Co., NJ, d: Preble Co., OH, Revolutionary War soldier
6. David (Jr.) 1759-Aft 1810, m. Nancy Loveless Bef 1790 b: Burlington Co., NJ ?
7. William, b. bet. 1760-1783, m. Madlin [--?--] b: Burlington Co., NJ, d: Middlebrook, Augusta Co., VA
8. Mary "Polly" Bef 1772-Bef 1877* m. [--?--] Branson Birth & death dates based on indirect evidence.
9. Christiana Bef 1772-Bef 1877*, m. James Ford, 1781 b:? d: Rockbridge Co., VA


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