Person:David Christopher (1)

Watchers
m. ABT 1704
  1. John ChristopherAbt 1705 - 1790
  2. Elizabeth Ann Christopher1706 - 1735
  3. William ChristopherAbt 1712 - 1772
  4. Susannah Christopher1720 - Aft 1754
  5. David Christopher1723 - 1784
  6. Jacobus Christopher1724 - 1774
  7. Mary ChristopherAbt 1726 -
m. ABT 1746
  1. William Christopher1748 - 1820
  2. Susannah Christopher1752 -
  3. Jacobus Christopher1757 - 1822
  4. Elizabeth Christopher1759 -
  5. Franky Christopher1762 - 1774
  6. Mary Christopher1764 - 1863
  7. Sarah Sally Christopher1765 -
  8. Nancy Christopher1767 -
Facts and Events
Name[2] David Christopher
Gender Male
Birth[2] 1723 Richmond County, Virginia, USAMap: Latitude: N37.9385 Longitude: W76.7244
Marriage ABT 1746 Virginia, United Statesto Elizabeth Grigg
Residence[2] 1782 06 19, Mecklenburg County, VA
Death[2] 14 Jun 1784 Mecklenburg County, Virginia, United States

Land Records

  • September 7, 1758, John Christopher of Anson County of the Province of North Carolina out of love and affection for his brother David Christopher of Lunenburg County, Virginia, gave to David three negroes, Will, David and Jane and the future increase of Jane. [Source: Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 2, Pg. 174].
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    From Rootsweb Message Board:

    Nicholas and Ann Christopher left several children, who were not mentioned in his will of 1754. Shortly before his death, on February 18, 1750-51, out of love and affection which he bore to his son David Christopher, he granted to David 194 acres of land in Lunenburg.

    On September 7, 1758, John Christopher of Anson County of the Province of North Carolina out of love and affection for his brother David Christopher of Lunenburg County, Virginia, gave to David three negroes, Will, David and Jane and the future increase of Jane.

    On May 3, 1760, David Christopher of Lunenburg paid Richard Haggard of Lunenburg £80 for 62 acres in Lunenburg. On the 7th of May, 1762, David Christopher of Lunenburg paid Lewis Burwell of James City County £156-7-9 half penny for 390 acres in Lunenburg. Again on September 8, 1763, David paid Benjamin Collier £20 for 100 acres on Dry Creek and £100 for 194 acres on both sides of Dry Creek in Lunenburg.

    At the August Term of Court in 1764 for Lunenburg, David Christopher took the usual oath to his Majesty the King and was appointed Captain of Militia for Lunenburg.

    Sometime following this, although possessed of considerable real estate in Lunenburg, Captain David Christopher removed to the County of Mecklenburg in Virginia. While living in Mecklenburg, on the 7th of February, 1778, he paid his nephew Morton Christopher of Culpeper County, Virginia, £300 for 200 acres lying on both sides of Dry Creek in Lunenburg "and is the land that my grandfather Nicholas Christopher gave to my father William Christopher."

    Also on the 7th of February, 1778, Morton Christopher of Culpeper granted a Power of Attorney to his uncle David Christopher of Mecklenburg to collect what was due to him from his grandfather's estate, willed to his father William Christopher:

    "Know all men by these presents that I Morton Christopher of the County of Culpepper, have made, ordained, constituted and by these presents do make, ordain and constitute and in my place and stead put and despute my trust and loving Uncle David Christopher of the County of Mecklenburg my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name and for my use to ask, demand, sue for, levy, recover and receive all
    the ready Money, goods and chattels that my grand father Nicholas Christopher of the County of Lunenburg willed to my father William Christopher bearing date February, 1754, which are or shall be due me from any person or persons holding the same whatsoever in the County of Lunenburg, giving and granting unto my said Attorney by these presents my full and whole power strength and authority in and about the said ready money goods and chattels. To have use and to take all lawful ways and means in my name for the recovery thereof. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day of _________1778.

    Morton Christopher M C

    Wits: Ambrose Christopher; Wm. Christopher; Jno. Griffin."

    Two years later on March 18, 1780, David Christopher of Mecklenburg sold to Frederick Nance of Lunenburg for £5000 200 acres on Dry Creek in Lunenburg:

    "David Christopher of Mecklenburg County to Frederick Nance of Lunenburg for £5000, 200 Acres on Dry Creek in Lunenburg, bounded as is described in a Patent for the same to Nicholas Christopher reference being thereunto had may appear being the same which Jacobus Christopher, dec'd. lately possessed and by the said Jacobus Christopher dying without issue descended to the heir of William Christopher by virtue of the will of Nicholas Christopher sold and purchased of him by the said David."

    http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/CHRISTOPHER/2008-02/1202088707

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Edmund West (compiler). Family Data Collection - Individual Records (not a reliable source). (Ancestry.com Operations Inc)
    Email from Jimmy Christopher.

    Jimmy Christopher
    7:53 PM (7 hours ago)
    to me
    Thanks for the e-mail.

    I have had a DNA test through Ancestry.com. I do not have the raw data which gives the markers. I need to try and get this data.

    I looked at the information on David in my old records this afternoon. I have a copy of David’s will and of the probate records for David’s estate. David’s will is dated Jan. 27, 1779 and is accepted for probate on June 10, 1784.
    According to the probate records his children are: 1. William Christopher, his executor; 2. Susannah Christopher Overton; 3. Elizabeth Christopher Finch; 4. Mary Christopher Wooton; 5. Jacobus Christopher; 6. Nancy Christopher Hamilton; 7. Sarah Christopher Hughes; 8 Franky Christopher. Franky Christopher is named in his will; there is no other record of her in the probate proceedings. I assume she must have died after the will was made and before the probate of the estate was complete. The will leaves a life estate of part of David’s land and a number of slaves to his