Person:John Tollet (2)

m. ABT 1755
  1. Rev John Tollett1757 - 1824
m. 1784
  1. Mark Tollet1786 -
  2. Margaret Tollet1788 - 1871
  3. John Tollet1790 - 1863
  4. David Tollet1792 -
  5. Henry Tollet1793 -
  6. Elijah W. Tollet1809 -
Facts and Events
Name[1] Rev John Tollett
Alt Name John Tollet
Gender Male
Birth? 1757 Buffalo Creek, Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage 1784 Montgomery County, Virginiato Margaret 'Peggy' Brown
Death? 16 Oct 1824 Hemstead County, Arkansas

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


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Records of John Tollett in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - Maxwell vs. Pickens, &c.--O. S. 129; N. S. 45--Bill, 1807. Orator is James Maxwell of Tazewell County. In 1772 orator went from Botetourt, where he lived, to present Tazewell County to make a settlement. It was then a wilderness. He was in company with Samuel Walker. Found a tract with some improvements, viz: The foundation of a cabin, some rails split and some trees deadened. That night they fell in with a party of hunters, among them Uriah Stone, who claimed to have made the improvement, and orator purchased it, and the same year moved his family there and lived until 1784. In that time two of his daughters were killed by the Indians. William Ingles set up claim to the land and devised it to his daughter Rhoda, who married Bird Smith. Thomas Peery deposes in Tazewell County in 1809, that in 1772, when deponent went to that country, James Maxwell had made improvements on the lands and had corn growing in May. In 1781 or '82 Indians murdered two of Maxwell's daughters and Maxwell removed his family. James Peery deposes that he went to Tazewell with Major Maxwell. John Peery deposes that John Tollett moved from Georgia to New River. Thomas Witten deposes that he was on the land in 1771. Samuel Walker is about to remove out of the country and William Wynne is aged and infirm in 1807. Mathias Harman deposes, 1809 that when he first came to this country the land in dispute was called Ingles's Crabb orchard and there was an old improvement on it. This was in 1760. Henry Marrs deposes that he first knew Maxwell on the land in 1773 or 1774. About three weeks after murder of Maxwell's daughters, two of Robert Moffitt's sons were taken prisoners by Indians, and about a week after that the family of Capt. Thomas Inglis was taken out of Burk's Garden by Indians and depredations were committed until 1793. Daniel Harman, Sr., deposes 22d June, 1809, that about 49 years ago he was on a hunting expedition and camped on the land in dispute and took shelter in a small cabin built there, said to be Inglis's. Col. Inglis did not himself make the settlement, but it was made by his uncle, John Inglis. Joseph Hix deposes as above, that 44 years ago Col. Wm. Inglis told him that the land was his and he claimed it under his uncle, John Ingles. Lawrence Murry deposes as above, that 33 years ago he was in Wright's Valley at Uriah Stone's cabin. William Cecil deposes as above, that in or about 1771 he, in company with his brother and father, was on the disputed land. Deed dated 24th September, 1805, by John Tollett and Margaret of Tazewell County to Thomas Pickens: 200 acres by survey in 1753 part of Loyal Company's grant. Recorded in Tazewell, 24th September, 1805.

Information on John Tollet

•ID: I02314
•Name: John Tollet
•Sex: M
•Birth: 1757 in Augusta Co., VA on Buffalo Creek 1
•Death: 16 OCT 1824 in Hemstead County, Arkansas, USA 2
•Burial: Tollet Cemetery, Hemstead County, Arkansas, USA 2
•Note: Served as a Sergeant in rev war in va.[davidhunterbrown.FTW]
Father: Mark Tollet b: 1725 in Maryland
Mother: Elizebeth Vineyard
Marriage 1 Margaret Peggy Brown b: 1765 in Woods creek,bordens grant,lexington,va
•Married: 1784 in Montgomery County, Virginia, 2
1. Elijah Tollet
2. Mark Tollet b: 30 MAR 1786 in Elbert County, Arkansas
3. Margaret Tollet b: 1788
4. John Tollet b: 1790
5. David Tollet b: 1792
6. Henry Tollet b: 1793
7. Elijah W Tollet b: 10 NOV 1809 in Bledsoe Co. TN


  1. Ancestry World Tree, 24 Jun 2002.