Person:Isaac Estill (1)

Maj. Isaac Estill
b.08 April 1766 Augusta County, Virginia
m. abt. 1746
  1. Mary Estill1747 -
  2. Sarah Estill1749 -
  3. Capt. James Estill1750 - 1782
  4. William Estill1752 - BEF 1760
  5. Abigail Estill1752 - 1840
  6. Col. Samuel Estill1755 - 1837
  7. Wallace Estill1758 - 1835
  8. William Estill1760 -
  9. Maj. Isaac Estill1766 - 1837
  10. Ruth Estill1768 - 1853
m. 09 December 1788
  1. Agatha Estill1790 - 1865
Facts and Events
Name Maj. Isaac Estill
Gender Male
Birth? 08 April 1766 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage 09 December 1788 Greenbrier, Virginia, United Statesto Elizabeth Strother Frogge
Death? 1837 Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, Virginia


Isaac Estill's House on Indian Creek, Greenbrier County, Virginia



Biography of Isaac Estill

From: Family Record of John P. Estill of Clarksburg, West Virginia.

Isaac Estill, son of Wallace and Mary Ann Campbell, was born April 8th, 1776, at the old homestead on Indian Creek, in what is now Monroe County, West Virginia. He married Elizabeth Strother Frogge, whose father, John Frogge, was killed at Point Pleasant, Virginia, at the battle fought at that place Oct. loth, 1774, between the Virginia forces, commanded by General Andrew Lewis, and the Indians, under the celebrated Cornstalk.

The mother of Elizabeth Strother Frogge was Agatha, daughter of Thomas Lewis and Jane Strother. Her father, Thomas Lewis, was a brother of General Andrew Lewis, and son of Colonel John Lewis, who emigrated from Ireland in 1732, and located at Fort Lewis, one mile east of the present city of Staunton.

Thomas Lewis was for years a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses; voted in 1765 for Patrick Henry's celebrated resolutions; was a delegate to the Colonial Convention of 1775, and a member of the Convention which ratified the Constitution of the United States.

Isaac Estill and Elizabeth Strother Frogge were married Dec. 9th, 1788, and had twelve children— Agatha, Wallace, John Stuart, William, James Henderson, Charles, Benjamin, Sarah, Rufus King, Lewis, Floyd and Isaac:

Floyd Estill married Susan R. Kincaid, June 15th, 1847, and at his death in Lewisburg, W. Va., in September, 1876, left issue.

1. Elizabeth Strother, who married Thomas W. McClung, of Greenbrier County, and has issue.
2. John F., who married Lucie Lee Dice, daughter of Rev. John C. Dice, Nov. 21st, 1883, and has issue: Susan Gay, Sallie Roszelle, John Dice, Margaret Lynn and Calvert Lewis.
3. Agatha Erskine Estill, unmarried.

Historical marker

Title: Blockhouse on Indian Creek/Home of Isaac Estill County: Monroe Inscription: Built by Wallace Estill, who relocated here in fall, 1773 from Fort George on Bullpasture R. He was comm. Capt. in 1752, served in Colonial Wars against Native Americans; and as High Sheriff & Magistrate, Augusta Co. 3-story stone home with 18 in. walls, served as block house for protection against raids. Capt. Estill died, 1792, age 94. Son, Isaac, inherited and likely added frame addition. Placed on National Register in 1984.

Isaac moved to block house on Indian Creek in 1773 at age 7 with Wallace & Mary Ann Campbell Estill. In 1788 he married Elizabeth, dau. of John Frogg, killed in 1774 at Battle of Pt. Pleasant, & granddau. of John Lewis, 1st settler of Augusta Co. Isaac served in 1799 as 1st and later 6th sheriff of Monroe Co.; in Va General Assembly, 1806-09 and 1817-18; and as a Major in the Virginia Militia. Relocated to Kentucky in 1818.

Location: County Route 122, approximately one mile west of junction with US 219, nine miles south of Union