Person:James Wardlaw (3)

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James Wardlaw, Sr.
d.02 March 1816 Fayette County, Kentucky
m. abt. 1734
  1. James Wardlaw, Sr.1735 - 1816
  2. John Wardlaw, Sr.1737 - 1791
  3. Hugh Wardlawabt 1740 - 1802
  4. Margaret Wardlow1743 -
  5. William Wardlawabt 1745 - 1819
  6. Robert Wardlaw1748 - 1820
m. 1760
  1. John Wardlowest 1763-1773 -
  2. Andrew Wardlow1764 - 1844
  3. William H. Wardlawbet 1765-1775 -
  4. Elizabeth Wardlow1773 - 1803
  5. Martha "Patsy" Wardlowbet 1776-1784 - 1822
  6. James Wardlow, Jr., M.D.1776 - 1853
Facts and Events
Name James Wardlaw, Sr.
Alt Name James Wardlow
Gender Male
Birth? 1735 Poss. Virginia
Marriage 1760 Augusta County, Virginia[was living in Augusta County in 1756]
to Martha Steele
Death? 02 March 1816 Fayette County, Kentucky[Will Probate January 1817]

James Wardlaw, Sr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

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James Wardlaw's land (Borden Tract NE, 3 Tracts shown on map: 1) 236 acre tract acquired from Joseph Kennedy, apparently listed on map as part of the 697-acre tract labeled as "James Wardlaw, 1795" (not listed in Chalkley's transcripts); 2) 231 acre tract acquired from Joseph Kennedy in 1765, which he originally acquired from Charles Donahy in 1742; and 3) Tract listed as "James Wardlaw, 1770", (apparently not listed in Chalkley's transcripts) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 143.--17th November, 1761. Joseph ( ) Kennedy to James Wardlaw, £100, 236 acres in Borden's tract, crossing Andrew Duncan's mill dam. George Henderson's land. Teste. Wm., James, Andrew Kennedy, Hugh Wardlaw. Delivered to Andrew Wardlaw, son of James, 2d February, 1791.
  • Page 475.--15th October, 1765. Joseph ( ) Cannady (Kennedy) to James Wardlaw, £100, 231 acres in Borden's tract; corner Hugh Wardlaw. Teste: David Moore, John Parks, William ( ) McCandls, William Kennedy. Delivered: James Wardlaw, November, 1793.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 253.--14th November, 1771. James Wardlaw and Martha to James Logan. Samuel Buchanan, Alexander Walker, Sr., Andrew Hays, James Henry, James McCampbell, Thomas Hill, John Huston, Alexander Walker, Jr., elders of the Congregation of Presbyterian Dissenters of New Providence, £50, 81-1/2 acres whereon New Providence Meeting House now stands; Andrew Duncan's line; trust for purpose of a meeting house for public worship, and a grave yard. Teste: Alexander Sinclair, Samuel Bell, George Weir. Delivered: Joseph Moore, 1st April, 1796.

Will of James Wardlow

p.150, Will of JAMES WARDLOW, SR. declares that he gave "to every child when they left me what I thought was their proportion of what I then possessed, and as a great part of what I now have has not arisen from my labour, but by the industry of my sons, I therefore order and direct that what I now have and not otherwise disposed of" go to two sons JOHN WARDLOW and JAMES WARDLOW to be equally divided between them.
Executors to receive all debts due testator, and to pay all just demands against him.
To three grandchildren ANDERSON McPHEETERS, PEGGY McPHEETERS and MARTHA McPHEETERS, one negro woman named Peg, with all her increase, to be equally divided between them.
Testator's religious books brought from Virginia are to be equally divided among testator's four sons and daughter.
Executors to provide and give every grandchild the testator has a pocket Bible.
(Not dated.]
Probated January Court 1817.
Source: Fayette County, Kentucky Records Vol. 5

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 271.--15th March, 1755. Samuel Huston to John Huston, £30, 283 acres (woodland), part of Borden's tract, cor. Joseph Kennedy, Greenlee's line. Teste: James Wardlaw. Delivered: Wm. Bowyer, May, 1758.
  • Page 278.--5th February, 1762. George ( ) Henderson to Hugh Wardlaw, £60, 284 acres in Bordin's tract, on Moffett's Creek; cor. John Roseman; cor. Wm. Wardlaw, James Wardlaw's line. Teste: Henry Long.
  • Page 278.--20th September, 1763. James Wardlaw's bond (with James Steel, Andw. McCampbell) as administrator of Thos. Jones.
  • Page 355.--23d March, 1764. Andrew Steel's will--To son, Robert; to "my sun Saml. and Alexand (er) Moore, John Foulton and James Wardlaw, &c."; to daughters, Sarah and Elizabeth. Executors, Alex. Moore and Jas. Wardlaw. Teste: Hugh Wardlaw, Andrew Kennedy, Joseph Wardlaw, Wm. Wardlaw. Proved, 21st August, 1764, by Hugh and William Wardlaw and Kennedy. [Note: Andrew Steele was the father-in-law of James Wardlow]
  • Page 623.--21st May, 1764. John Handley and Grizel ( ) to William Reah, £50, 257 acres corner tract of 300 acres surveyed to Joseph Kennedy, on Broad Spring Run, otherwise called Back Creek. Teste: James Wardlaw, Wm. Edmiston. Jas. Pollock, Mathew Morehead.
  • Page 356.--21st August, 1764. Alex. Moore and Jas. Wardlaw's bond (with Wm. and Hugh Wardlaw, Andw. Kennedy), as executor of Andrew Steel above.
  • Page 2.--29th October, 1765. Joseph Wardlaw and Agness to William Wardlaw, £45, 171-1/2 acres in Borden's 92100; corner Joseph Kenady; corner Hugh Martain. Teste: James Kennedy, John Taylor, John and James Wardlaw.
  • Vol. 1 - 18 Mar 1767 - Page 471 - Suit of Andrew Hays, James Wardlaw, Commissioners of Rev. Mr. Brown's Congregation vs. John Moore, submitted to Archibald Alexander, James Misscampbell, Saml. McDowell, James McDowell, Thos. Wilson.
  • Page 339.--1st March, 1770. Same [From Borden's Executives] to Andrew Buchanan, £25, 200 acres of 92,100; corner Robert Kilpatrick; corner James Wardlaw; corner Samuel Buchanan, Moffet's Creek; corner Moses Buchanan; Joseph Culton's line; Andrew Buchanan's old corner. Delivered: Andrew Buchanan, March, 1773.
  • Vol. 2 - John Galbreath vs. Brown's Heirs--O. S. 163; N. S. 58--Bill, November, 1805. In 1779 orator with George and William Brown were joint purchasers of a tract near and a lot in Lexington. Before all the purchase money was paid. George conveyed to William (George's son). William has departed from Virginia and never returned. George had died, and it is believed William is also dead. William's heirs and representatives are, viz: John Wilkinson and his wife, Peggy; William Long and his wife Mary (late Peggy and Mary Brown), and daughters of William, and sons George and William. Answer states that William departed in 1784. Answer sworn to in Blount County, Tennessee, by John and Margaret Wilkinson and William and Mary Long, 17th March, 1808. Andrew Kennedy deposes, 1810: George Brown gave all his property to his daughter, Margaret, who afterwards married Hugh Hays (Keyes). John Calbreath was son-in-law of George Brown. Thomas McClellan deposes, 1808, in 1795, (Sepr.) to Kentucky and returned to Fincastle in 1800 or 1801 and soon afterwards heard of George Brown's death. Galbreath is McClellan's father-in-law. James Galbreath was John's brother and traded in indigo to Carolina, and died in Pennsylvania. Hugh Keyes and his wife remained together only a short time. They were married about 1793. James Wardlow moved to Kentucky. Margaret Keys is sister of Andrew Kennedy's wife's father, and is sister of Galbreath's wife. William Galbreath deposes in Rockbridge, 30th April, 1808: James Galbreath died in Pengua, below Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Mathew Hanna came to Rockbridge in 1782. William Hillis had a son-in-law named William Young. Hillis had come to Lexington about 1795. Margaret Keys is about to move out of the State, March, 1805. John Wilkinson deposes, 1808, that he was informed by his wife, Margaret, sister to George and William, that George Brown left this State in 1800 or 1801, and after residing some short time in Tennessee, he went to Kentucky and entered the military service of U. S. and went to Mississippi Territory, where he was reported to be in 1802, since which time nothing has been heard of him. George (?) was at time of leaving 21 years, or upwards, old. As to William Brown, he being 17 or 18 years old, left Lexington in November, 1801, and has never been since heard of except once, about three or four years ago it was reported he was seen in Philadelphia. Power of attorney by George Brown of Rockbridge to his daughter, Margaret Miles (alias Brown), to collect all moneys due in Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), dated 6th April, 1790.
  • Vol. 2 - Page 118--Halbert McClure, aged 51, deposes, ditto [at Brownsburg, July, 1805], Alexr. McClure was uncle of Halbert. James Harris was raised in Alexander's family. Wm. Wardlaw, aged 60, deposes, ditto, had a brother, James Wardlaw.
  • Vol. 2 - Page 140--Andrew Wardlaw deposes, 5th April, 1806, John Bowyer gave title bond to John Smith for 200 acres; Smith assigned to James Gordon, who assigned to James Wardlaw, deponent's father. Wm. Wardlaw deposes, ditto, it is 35 years ago that Bowyer gave bond to Smith.

Records in Kentucky

  • Tax List, 1800, Fayette County, Kentucky - James Wardlaw. [Kentucky, Tax Lists, 1799-1801]
  1.   RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project.

    ALEXANDER BLACK married Agnes Kinkead, daughter of William Kinkead, September 22, 1790, married by the Reverend Samuel Shannon. (From Woodford County records, Kentucky.) He must have lived in Clark County for a few years, for in the Clark County tax list of Sept. 16, 1793 he was the owner of 3 slaves, 15 horses and 45 cattle. In the Deed Transfers of Clark County, Vol. 1, page 174, under date of 1794, Alexander Black and Agnes, his wife, of Clark County, sell to Andrew Kinkead 2402 acres. He evidently moved to Fayette County the next year, as on March 11, 1794, he bought 118 acres of land on the Elkhorn Creek in Fayette County, from William Huston. This farm is situated at Fort Spring on the Elkhorn Creek on the south side of the Lexington and Versailles Pike, about eight miles west of Lexington. It was upon this farm that he spent the remainder of his life, and at his death his farm was sold to James Wardlow. I am of the opinion that Alexander and his wife, Agnes, sometimes called "Nancy," helped to establish and were charter members of the Pisgah Presbyterian Church, which was located about two miles from their home.

  2. Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable source).
  3.   United States. 1810 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    Name James Wardlaw
    Home in 1810 (City, County, State) Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky
    Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 2
    Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over 1
    Numbers of Slaves 4
    Number of Household Members Over 25 3
    Number of Household Members 7