Person:Joseph Teas (1)

  1. John TeasAbt 1700 - Abt 1750
  2. Joseph Teas1700 - 1755
m. 1734
  1. Eleanor Teas1730 -
  2. Mary Teas1734 - 1815
  3. William TeasAbt 1735 - 1777
  4. Charles TeasAbt 1737 - 1799
  5. Joseph Teas1744 -
Facts and Events
Name Joseph Teas
Gender Male
Birth? 1700 Lancaster,,Pennsylvania,USA
Marriage 1734 ,,Pennsylvania,USAto Jane Henderson
Death? 1755 Augusta,,Virginia,USA

Joseph Teas was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


Joseph Teas' land (Beverley Manor SE, 465 acres, 1739) 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 Orange County, Virginia Records:

  • Pages 271-75. 4-5 June 1739. William Beverley of Essex County, Gent., to Joseph Teese of Augusta County, farmer. Lease and release; for ₤13.19. - current money. 465 acres, part of the Manner of Beverley... (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: James Porteus, Thos. Wood, John Latham. 28 June 1739. Proved by James Porteus, Thos. Wood and John Latham. [Relinquishment of dower as above, Beverley to McLure]. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 3, pg. 18].

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 365.--20th August, 1752. James Hamilton and Jane to Joseph Teas, 514 acres in Beverley Manor, on South River Shanando; corner Robert Turk; corner Robert Patrick. Two tracts. Teste: Joseph Bell, Wm. Robertson, Wm. Wright.
  • Page 530.--25th August, 1752. John Wilson to Joseph Tees, 400 acres on South River, Shanandore; Beverley Manor line, part of 660 acres deeded to John's father by Joseph Mills, 24th June, 1742. Teste: James Patton, Mary Thompson, Michael O'DonneI, Wm. Thompson, Joseph Love, Wm. Preston.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 395.--16th August, 1762. Jane Teas ( ), relict of Joseph Teas, deceased, to Joseph Love, £60, 400 acres on South River Shanando, line of Beverley Manor. Acknowledged. Teste: Adam Dean, Samuel Love.
  • Page 598.--19th June, 1764. William Teas to Robert Allen, bond conditioned upon making title to Robert for half of a tract of 200 acres joining land of said Allen and Teas, equally the property of both, but the patent issued in name of Teas. Teste: John Poage, James Hughes. Delivered:Robert Allen, March, 1765.
  • Page 600.--18th June, 1764. Charles Teas to Robert Allen, £250, 600 acres, part of 900 acres formerly belonging to Joseph Teas, deceased, and devised to Charles, on South River in Beverley Manor. Teste: Francis Alexander. Delivered: Robert Allen, Jr., March, 1765.
  • Page 461.--21st May, 1766. Joseph Love and Mary, one of the daughters of Joseph Tees, deceased, and William Tees, eldest son and heir of Joseph Tees, to Samuel Caldwell, late of the Province of Pennsylvania, but now of County of Augusta. Joseph Tees devised to his daughter Mary Love, by the name of Mary, the place he bought of John Wilson during her life, &c., if she lived thereon, but she revomed, and the wdow, thinking the title descended to her, conveyed it to said Joseph Love, her son-in-law, and he to Samuel Caldwell, now then is in doubt whether the widow could convey. To remove that doubt this conveyance is made. £5 to Joseph and £10 to William, 400 acres in Beverley Manor on Shenandoah River. Teste: William Wright, Robert Thomson, William Karr. Delivered: Caldwell, November, 1767.

Will of Joseph Teas

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 143.--4th December, 1753. Joseph Tees' will. To sons, William and Charles, plantation and negroes. Wife. Charles is 16 years old. To daughter Mary, the place bought from John Wilson; to daughter Eleanor and her children, the place bought from James Hamilton. Executors, wife, overseer, Wm. Henderson. Teste: John Campbell, Andrew Campbell, Walter Sorals. Proved, 17th March, 1756, by John and Andrew Campbell, and Jane Tees qualifies executrix, with sureties Wm. Henderson, John Campbell.

Records of Joseph Teas in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 379.--29th November, 1749. Robert Turk, and Margaret, to James Hamilton, 284 acres in Beverley Manor, Robert Patrick's line. On South River Shannadore. Margaret, wife of Robert Turk. Delivered: Joseph Teas, November, 1754. Teste: George Breckenridge, Daniel Davison, Francis Beaty.
  • Page 559.--28th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to John Campbell, 247 acres on Beverley Manor on South River. Manor line. Corner William Patterson; Joseph Tees' line. Teste: William Petterson and Richard Pillson, William Johnston.
  • Page 464.--30th May, 1751. Joseph Teas to Archibald Stewart, contracting, mauling and laying 6700 rails, building a log house, clearing and plowing 20 acres, from Beverley to Teas, 5th June, 1739. Beverley Manor, 469 acres. Teste: Edward Hall, Thomas Stewart, William Patterson.
  • Page 503.--18th August, 1761. William ( ) Patterson (Petterson) and Agness ( ) to James Bell, £120, 247 acres in Beverley Manor on South River of Shanandoe, conveyed to William by Beverley, 26th February, 1749; cor. John Campbell in the Manor line, Joseph Teas' line; cor. said Teas and McClure; cor. Archibald Stuart. Delivered: Jas. Bell, 1768.
  • Page 166.--Part of the plantation Joseph Teas, deceased, lived on and on which Robert Allen, Sr., now lives.

Information on Joseph Teas

The will of William Henderson indicates a grandchild, Jean Teas: p. 116 - 2d September, 1770. William Henderson's will, aged about 71 years - To wife; two sons, William and David Henderson; to son, James; to three sons-in-law, David and Joseph Bell and John Leeper; to Shusanna Henderson, daughter of son John Henderson; to Shusanna Finley, daughter to daughter Martha; to granddaughter, Jeen Teas. Executors, wife, and brother, Samuel Henderson, and testator's son, James Henderson. Teste: Walter Davis, John Carlile. Proved, 20th November, 1770, by the witnesses. James Henderson qualifies executor, with Samuel Henderson, John Carlile. WB 4:350.