Person:David Via (1)

David Via
d.bef. 19 August 1766 Augusta County, Virginia
  1. Gideon Viaabt 1730 - aft 1815
  2. David Viaabt 1732 - bef 1766
  3. William Via1735 - bef 1782
  4. Micajah Viaabt 1740 - 1818
m. abt. 1751
  1. William Viaabt 1752 -
  2. Gideon Via1755 - 1833
  3. David Viaabt 1757 -
  4. Elizabeth Viaabt 1759 -
  5. Mildred Viaabt 1761 -
  6. Robert Via1762 -
Facts and Events
Name David Via
Alt Name David Viers
Alt Name David Viars
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1732 Albemarle County, Virginia
Marriage abt. 1751 Louisa County, Virginiato Frances Stringer
Death? bef. 19 August 1766 Augusta County, Virginia

David Via (Viers) was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Will in Augusta County, VA

Will Transcript:

Will of David Via.
I David Viers of the County of Augusta & Colony of Virginia my worldly Estate to Francis Viars...
I Bequeath unto my Well beloved wife whom I appoint my full and Sole Exectrix one Negroe Girl Daphine to one bond Due from John Lancaster which I allow to Pay my Debts which bond being Lost to one Note of hand due from Henry Harriss which I allow to my Creditors which note being lost for Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand this 9th Day of July 1766.
Witnesses: Chas Knight, Edward Warner, Adam Rebourn.
Surety: James Beard, David Laird.
Proven in Court 19 Aug 1766.
[Abstracts of Augusta County Records, vol. 3, p. 94, by Chalkley names wife, Frances, executrix. Directs that his bond to John Lancaster be paid and the note of Henry Harris collected].

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 457.--9th July, 1766. David Viers' (Viars--Viurs--Via--Wivs) will--Wife, executrix, 1 bond due for John Lancaster, and 1 note of Henry Harris.--Frances Viers. Teste: Chas. Knight, Edward Warner, Adam Reaburn. Proved, 19th August, 1766, by Warner and Reaburn. Frances Via qualifies executrix (her mark), with James Beard, David Lard (Laird).
  • Page 483.--25th. September. David Via's estate appraised, by Samuel Henderson, Wm. Lamme, Andw. Leeper.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 19, 1767. - (65) Joseph Bousart to be summoned to show why he detains William Viges, son of Francis Viges.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 19, 1768. - (163) Robert Via, aged 6 years the 15th of this instant, son of David Via, deceased, to be bound out.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 21, 1769. - (82) Following to be bound out by Church Wardens, viz: Mildred Viers to John Campbell; Elizabeth Viers to Robert Campbell; Gideon Viers and David Viers to David Laird.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 23, 1773. - (196) Thomas Johnston, Jr., security for Frances, widow, and admx. of David Via, now married to John Edie, asks counter security. (Note: record proves that David Via's widow Frances had re-married to John Edie).

Land Records in Louisa County, VA

  • 1752 - Deed concerning the transfer of land in Fredericksville Parish, Louisa Co, VA, from Edward Stringer to Frances Stringer - gift 75 acres Goldmine Creek from father, Edward Stringer, to daughter, Frances Via, wife to David Via.
  • 1758 - David Via bought land Fredericksville Parish, Louisa Co, VA, in a deed - 124 acres Goldmine Creek to David Via. Witness to deed Nicholas Gentry Jr.
  • 1761 - Frances Stringer and David Via, sold land Fredericksville Parish, Louisa Co, VA, in a deed - 124 acres Goldmine Creek to Nicholas Gentry Jr.
  • 1761 - Deed, David Via mentioned in a deed dated 1761 concerning the transfer of land Fredericksville Parish, Louisa Co, VA, from Edward Stringer to others, on Goldmine Creek.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - OCTOBER, 1765 (D). Johnson vs. Via.--1760, Mr. David Via in account with Thomas Johnson, Jr.: To quit rents of 124 acres; 1761, to paid William Davis, John Lea, David Hill, John Woodgar, John Ogg; 1762, to cash at Albemarle Court. Contra: 1761, by Louisa County. Sworn to, 12th November, 1764, in Louisa County, by Thomas Johnson, Jr., before Nicholas Johnson.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 25, 1766. - (284) James Walker vs. David Via.--Abates by death of defendant.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 24, 1767. - (483) Order for summoning Wm. Thompson and John Buchanan continued. Order summoning Martha Bryan dismissed. Order summoning Joseph Bonsant, on complaint of Francis Viers, is dismissed. Order summoning Joseph Gamble continued. Order summoning John Cassaty dismissed. Order summoning Isabella and John Robinson continued. Order summoning Humphrey Baker discontinued.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 22, 1770. - (119) Francis Viers--bankrupt.