Person:Ebenezer Westcott (1)

Ebenezer Westcott
b.est. 1725-1730
  • HEbenezer Westcottest 1725-1730 -
m. bef. 1751
  1. Ebenezer Westcott, Jr.est 1750-1760 - abt 1796
  2. Elizabeth Westcott1751 -
Facts and Events
Name Ebenezer Westcott
Alt Name Ebenezer Westcoat
Gender Male
Birth? est. 1725-1730
Marriage bef. 1751 to

Ebenezer Westcoat was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Ebenezer Westcoat received a patent for 300 acres on New River on 7 November 1752 (as listed in the dispositions below):
  • Page 82.--14th January, 1754. Same (From Col. James Patton) to Ebenezer Westcott, 656 acres on Crabb Creek (see p. 64, supra). Cor. Palser Smelser.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 262.--17th May, 1767. Ebenezer ( ) Wascoat, of South Carolina, and Jacob Shell, of Augusta, to Jacob Lorton. Ebenezer Wastcoat, late of Augusta County, but now of Berkeley County, South Carolina, sometime before his removal from Augusta County agreed to sell to Jacob a tract of 666 acres on Crab Creek, a branch of New River and received from Jacob £40, and afterwards (on 9th February, 1767) he gave a power of attorney to Jacob Shell to execute deeds to Jacob Lorton, purchased by Ebenezer (from) James Patton, 14th January, 1754; corner Palser Smallser. Delivered: Thos. Dunn by your order, October, 1767.
  • Page 265.--17th May, 1767. Same (Ebenezer ( ) Wascoat, of South Carolina) by Jacob Miller, Jr., his attorney, to Jacob Shell, same recital, 300 acres on New River, patented to Ebenezer, 7th November, 1752. Delivered: John Burk, June, 1768.

Land Acquisition in South Carolina

  • 1764 - Ebenezer Westcoat, 200 acres in Amelia northeast on Santee River (Plats, VIII, pg. 416). [Source: "South Carolina Baptists", 1670-1805 By Leah Townsend, pg. 144]. Image of Plat
  • 1765 - Ebenezer Wescot, lease & release from Reuben Roberts {Book D-3, Page 561).
  • 1768 - Ebenezer Wescot, lease & release to Edward Mortimer. (No further information).

Records of Ebenezer Westcoat in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - APRIL 16, 1746. - (42) Silas Hart, John Mathews, Charles Burk, Benj. Borden, John Ruddle, Joseph Lapsley, Ebenezer Westcoat, and James Montgomerie recomd. Justices.
  • Page 131.--17th May, 1749. Lydia Elswick's bond as administratrix of John Elswick, with sureties Richard Ratliff, Ebenezer Westcoat.
  • Page 276.--4th July, 1749. John Elswick's appraisement, by Thomas Ingliss, James Scaggs, Ebenezer Westcoat.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 19, 1752. - (312) Charles Campbell, qualified Captain of a Co. of Foot; Ebenezer Westcourt, qualified Captain of a Co. of Foot; Daniel Harrison, qualified Captain of a Co. of Foot; Peter Scholl, qualified Captain of a Co. of Foot and Coroner; Wm. Jameson, qualified Coroner.
  • Page 64.--13th January, 1754. Same (From Col. James Patton) to Palzer Smalzer (Smelzer), 440 acres, part of a patent to Patton on Crabb Creek, a branch of New River. Cor. Ebenezer Westcott.
  • Page 251.--22d February, 1768. Jacob ( ) Lorton and Lydia ( ) to George Taylor, £85, 656 acres on Crab Creek of New River by a deed by Jacob Schull as attorney for Ebenezer Westcoat to said Jacob; corner Poulson Smelser. Delivered to Jno. King's letter, July, 1795.
  • Page 282.--21st March, 1769. Jacob ( ) Shell, yeoman, to Thomas Burk, £67, 200 acres conveyed to Jacob by Ebenezer Wastcoat, 17th May, 1767, on New River, mortgage. Delivered: Jacob Shell, January, 1770.

Possible Relatives

  • Wescoat, Thomas - Colleton County (South Carolina) Regiment 1775 - Served under Capt. Joseph Jenkins. (possible son?)
  • Pg 219, 4 Jan 1769 - William Moore(More) to Josiah Cantey, both of Craven on N. Lynch's Cr. 300#a, 350a part of 550a, granted 7 May 1762 to John Crawford. Wit: Richard Middleton, Amos Westcoat, JOHN ARNOL. [Source: South Carolina Deeds Book M-3 Nov. 1768- Dec 1769].