Person:James Claypoole (9)

James Claypoole
  1. Elizabeth Claypoole
  2. James Claypoole1701 - 1789
m. 1729
  1. William Claypool1730 - Bef 1758
  2. James Claypool, Jr.1730 - 1811
  3. George Claypoole
  4. Jesse Claypoole
  5. John Claypool1733 - 1823
  6. Joseph Claypool1735 - 1790
  7. Mary Claypooleabt 1737 - 1814
  8. Elizabeth ClaypoolAbt 1739 - Bef 1805
  9. Sarah Claypoole
Facts and Events
Name James Claypoole
Gender Male
Birth[1] 14 Feb 1701 prob. New Castle County, Delaware
Marriage 1729 Prob. Delawareto Jane Elizabeth Byrd
Death[1] 7 Oct 1789 Lost River, Hardy County, Virginia
Burial? Miller Cemetery, Lost River, Hardy, West Virginia

James Claypool 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:

  • Vol. 2 - LAND ENTRY BOOK NO. 1. - 1749, October 23d--James Claypool, 200 (acres), on Cedar Branch, joining Wm. Picken's survey.
  • Page 207.--3d May, 1754. Cornelius Ruddle and Ingabo, his wife, to James Claypool. On Beach's Creek patented to Wm. Rutledge 20th August, 1754, and conveyed by Rutledge to Ruddle, 237 acres. Cornelius Ruddle, Ingebo Ruddle. (Note: records below show that this land was on a branch of Brock's Creek, a tributary of the North Branch of the Shenandoah River).
  • 1761 - Claypool, James from Jacob Gum and wife. [Source: "Early Records, Hampshire County, Virginia: Now West Virginia", pg. 67].
  • 1761 - Claypole, James from James Thomas and wife. [Source: "Early Records, Hampshire County, Virginia: Now West Virginia", pg. 67].
  • 1770 - Claypoole, James from Thomas Denton and wife. [Source: "Early Records, Hampshire County, Virginia: Now West Virginia", pg. 67].
  • 1773 - Claypoole, James Sr. from Joseph Claypoole and wife. [Source: "Early Records, Hampshire County, Virginia: Now West Virginia", pg. 67].

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • James Claypool conveyed 237 acres of land on Brock's Creek to Jacob Gum on 14th May 1761, as listed in the Chalkley's record below.

Will of James Claypool

IN THE NAME OF OOD AMEN I James Claypole Senior of the County of Hardy and State of Virginia never being in Helh of Body and of Perfect mind and memory , thanks be given unto God and calling unto mind the mortality of my Body knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say Principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God that Gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be Buried in decent Christian Burial at the descretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the General resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God, And as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give Demise and dispose of the same in the in following manner and form. First it is my will and I do order that in ye first i place all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied.
ITEM I give to Jean McNees ye Daughter of my well beloved son William Claypool Deceased five shillings to be paid out of my Estate & I hereby debar her and her heirs from any further Right Title or Interest in my Lands Tenements Goods or Chattels.
ITEM I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Son James Claypool my loom and all my Gears with the utencils belonging to her.
ITEM I give my well beloved Son George Claypool the tract of Land and Tenements whereof he now lives on to him and his Heirs and Assigns fonevcr the said Land I bought of John Denton and joins lines with David Wilsons Land.
ITEM I give to my well beloved Son Jesse Claypool the Tract of Land and Tenements thereof I now lives on to him i© him his Heirs and assigns forever ye said Land I bought of James Thomas and was formerly a part of his tract.
ITEM all the aest of my moveable Estate Goods and Chattels except as before excepted with the bond due to me from Joshua Peppers Heirs for a tract of Land that I sold to ye said Joshua Pepper which Land William Pepper now lives on with it all other Bonds Bills and Book Accounts whatsoever due to me I give and bequeath to my beloved Sons and Daughters (to wit) James Claypool, John Claypool, Joseph Claypool, George Claypool, Jesse Claypool, Mary Smith, Betty Ozborn and Sarah Viney to be equally Divided between them.
I allow my Goods and Chattels to be appraised and sold at Publick or Private Sale at the descretion of my Executors.
I likewise make and ordain my beloved Sons John Claypool and George Claypool Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby utterly disallow revoak and disanull all and every other former Testaments wills Bequests and Executors by me in any wise before named willed and bequeathed Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Seventeenth day of September In the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Eight.
Signed Sealed Published Frounced and Declared by the said James Claypool as his Last Will and Testament in the Presents of us who in his presents and in the presents of each other have hereunto subscribed our names.
(signed) James Claypool (LS)
Jacob Denton, Mary Denton, James Thomas Junr., Tommle Thomas, Jacob Denton Junr.
At a Court held for Hardy County the 7th day of December 1789. This Last Will and Testament of James Claypool Deceased was proved by the oaths of Jacob Denton and Tommie Thomas two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be Recorded and on the motion of John Claypool and George Claypool the Executors therein named who made oath thereto according to law Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form giving security whereupon they with security entered into and acknowledged Bond conditioned as the law directs.
By the Court |
Ed. Williams C. H. C.
A true copy.
Robert M. Gamble, Clerk

Records of James Claypool in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - 1750 - Petition of Rees Thomas to build a mill on his place on Brook's Creek. (Signed) James Reed, James Claypole, Jonathon Dugles, Martin Shoomacer, William Smith, Francis Green, William Cleypole, John Miller, Charles Daily, Jacob Gem, Robert Williams, James Cleypole, Jr., Adam Reder, George Bowman.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 20, 1752. - (247) Petition of inhabitants of Linvil's Creek. These persons to clear a road from Brock's Creek to Francis Hughes's, thence to the main road leading to Fredericksburg: Jonathan Duglass, Wm. Smith, John Miller, James Claypole, Wm. Claypole, Ro. Williams, Rees Thomas.
  • Page 130.--5th December, 1754. Appraisement of Richard Tictom, in the Gap of the North Mountain upon Sorondo, sold by Daniel Love, 5th December, 1754 To James Bagge, Jacob Richards, Nicholas Mase, Uriah Humble, Ephraim Love (part of a tramble), Daniel Love, Wm. Pickins, John Davis, Howel Jones, Jacob Bear. Robert Denton, John O'Neal, John Miller, Edward Megary, Mathew Waters, James Bryant, Jacob Sword, Robert Williams, William Carrill, Thomas Wast, Zephli Joseph, Mathew Waters. Joseph Zrepbli, Andrew Seduskay, Charles Witman, Abraham Bird, Nicholas Custert. Arnold Custard, Jacob Richards, James Claypole.
  • Vol. 2 - List of Delinquents - 1755: James Cleapole, gone away; James Cleapole, Jr., gone away.
  • Page 657.--14th August, 1764. Jacob Gum and Sarah ( ) to Samuel Nicholas, 237 acres patented to William Rutledge, 20th August, 1745, and conveyed by Rutledge to Ruddle and by Ruddle to James Claypool, and by Claypool to Jacob, 14th May, 1761, on a branch of Brock's Creek.
  • Page 390.--18th August, 1773. John Guin and Alise ( ) to Henry Bear, of Frederick County, Maryland, patent to John Gum, 12th May, 1759, on Cedar Branch, comer James Claypool. Delivered: Joseph Lemon, May Court, 1779.

Information on James Claypool

From "A Biographical record of Fairfield County, Ohio, Illustrated", By S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1902, pg. 363:

...James Claypool, who was born February 16, 1701, and died October 9, 1789. His wife, Jane Claypool, passed away June 2, 1758. They resided near Moorefield, Hardy County, West Virginia.
Their son, James Claypool, Jr., the grandfather of our subject, was horn December 1, 1730, and died August 11, 1811. He was married October 31, 1753, to Margaret Dunbar, who was born November 20, 1736, and died March 26, 1813. She was a daughter of John Dunbar. (Additional Information listed at source).


"In his will George Claypoole [son of James Claypoole of Philadelphia] mentions, in addition to his wife and children, his nephew James Claypoole (currier), his nephew James Claypoole of Sussex, Delaware, his brother Joseph and sister Mary Cooke. His only surviving child, Abraham Claypoole, died unmarried in 1750." p. 61, Rebecca Irwin Graff, "Genealogy of the Claypoole Family of Philadelphia. 1588-1893". Printed by J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia. 1893.

Evelyn Claypoole Bracken, "The Claypoole Family in America" Vol. 2, p153, Deeds: 1729 James Claypoole, WEAVER, to Jos. Hoggard (Hazzard). SUSSEX Deed Bk. F6, p.350 1741 Joseph Wyatt of Maryland deed to James Claypoole of Sussex, WEAVER, 200 acres on Bracey's Branch. Sussex Deed Bk. G7 p.351 1742 Deed from Peter Dale to James Claypoole, WEAVER. Sussex Deed Bk. H8, p.23.

Will of James Claypoole of Hardy, WV: ..."I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Son James Claypool my loom and all my Gears with the utensils belonging to her." Proved 1789.

Note that in paragraph one, above, "James Claypoole (currier) was a different person from James Claypoole who moved to Rockingham or Augusta, Va., and then Hardy Co., Virginia. (A currier is a finishing craftsman in the leather trade. Wikipedia.)

  1. 1.0 1.1 International Genealogical Index. (LDS Church, 1999-2005).
  2.   Bracken, Evelyn Claypool, and Arthur M. (Arthur Marion) Hurst. The Claypoole family in America. (Indiana, Pennsylvania: E.C. Bracken, 1971), 1:24.
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