Person:John Christian (6)

Capt. John Christian
b.Abt 1718 Scotland
d.Bef 19 Nov 1779 Augusta, Virginia
m. 1703
  1. Mary ChristianAbt 1704 - Aft 1764
  2. Robert ChristianAbt 1712 - Bef 1794
  3. Capt. John ChristianAbt 1718 - Bef 1779
  4. Maj. William Christian1720 - Bef 1779
m. Abt 1742
  1. Robert ChristianAbt 1743/44 -
  2. Rebecca ChristianAbt 1746 -
  3. Mary Christian1748 -
  4. Sarah "Sally" Christian1748 -
  5. Capt. William Christian1749 - 1833
  6. Gilbert Christian1762 -
  7. Robert Christian1764 - Aft 1832
  8. John Christian1766 -
  9. Margaret ChristianAbt 1770 -
Facts and Events
Name Capt. John Christian
Gender Male
Alt Birth? 1715 Ireland
Birth[1] Abt 1718 Scotland
Marriage Abt 1742 Augusta, Virginiato Margaret Wilson
Alt Marriage Abt 1743 Augusta County, Virginiato Margaret Wilson
Death[1] Bef 19 Nov 1779 Augusta, Virginia
Alt Death? 19 Nov 1779 Augusta County, Virginia

John Christian was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


Robert, William and John Christian's land (Beverley Manor SW, 1,614 acres) 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. Additional land (180 acres) acquired in 1765, by William Christian is adjoining to the southeast.

Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:

  • Pages 427-29. 29 Feb. 1739 [1740]. William Beverley of Essex County, Gent., to John Christyes, Robert Christyes and William Christyes of Orange County. For £42.8.5 current money. 1,614 acres, part of 118,491 acres... near the middle of Christyes Creek... [History of patent as in deed of Beverley to Moffet]. (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: Geo. Robinson, James Cathey, Robt. Turk. 28 Feb. 1739 [1740]. Acknowledged by William Beverley, Gent. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 3, Dorman, pg. 28].

Will of John Christian

  • Page 294.—7th January, 1754. John Christian's will—To wife, Margret, bearing a child; to eldest son, Robert; to son, William. Executors, brother* Robert and William. Teste: Jacob Van Lear, Israel Christian, Robt. Moffett Dedimus, 4th May, 1783, to take deposition of Van Lear and Christian, executed 17th May, 1783, as to Van Lear, Sr., aged 78; he remember* nothing of the will, and is blind; can give no testimony. May 20, 1783, one witness being dead and another not appearing, the Court refuses to probate the will as it was made 25 years ago and testator has had five children since. Administration granted son, Gilbert Christian. Widow has refused to execute.
  • Page (50) John Christian's will produced with the dedimus and deposition of one of the witnesses, another being dead and the third not appearing--the will being made twenty-five years ago and the testator having had five children since--not allowed to be recorded--the widow refuses to administer and administration granted to Gilbert Christian, son of deceased.

Information on John Christian

Generation No. 2 John Christian was born 1715 in Augusta County, Virginia, and died 19 Nov 1779 in Augusta County. He was the son of Gilbert Robert Christian and Margaret Richardson.John marriedMargaret Wilson . Margaret was born in 1719 in Tinkling Springs,Augusta Co.Va., and died in Augusta Co.Va..

Children of Margaret Wilson and John Christian are: Robert Christian was born 1743 in Augusta Co.Va..

Rebecca Christian was born 1746 in Tinkling Springs,Augusta Co.Va., and died in Kanawhe,Va.. She married John Estill 1764 in Prob. NJ, son of Wallace Estill and Marca Boude. He was born 5 Jun 1741 in Middletown,Monmouth,NJ, and died 1780 in Monroe Co.W.Va..

Sarah Christian was born 1748 in Augusta Co.Va..

iary Christian was born 1748 in Augusta Co.Va..

William Christian was born 1749 in Augusta Co.Va..

Sallie Christian was born 1755 in Augusta Co.Va..

Gilbert Christian was born 1762 in Augusta Co.Va..

Robert Christian was born 22 Feb 1764 in Augusta Co.Va..

John Christian was born 1766 in Augusta Co.Va..

Margaret Christian.

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    Date of Import: Jul 20, 2002