Person:Margaret Rhea (3)

Margaret Rhea
  1. Abraham RheaEst 1713 -
  2. Rev. Joseph Rhea1715/16 - 1777
  3. Agnes RheaEst 1718 -
  4. James RheaEst 1720 -
  5. Margaret Rhea1722 -
m. 1742/43
  1. Capt. John Looney1743 - 1842
  2. Benjamin Looney, Sr.1748 - 1783
  3. Moses Looney1748 - 1824
  4. Samuel Looney1754 - 1779
  5. Mary 'Margaret' Looney1756 - Aft 1823
m. Bef Jun 1763
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Margaret Rhea
Gender Female
Birth[3][1] 1722
Marriage 1742/43 Orange County, Virginiato Robert Looney, Jr.
Marriage Bef Jun 1763 prob. Augusta County, Virginiato Stephen Renfro
Death[1][2] Knox County, Tenn.

Information on Margaret Rhea

Margaret Rhea's marriage to Robert Looney is well documented. After Robert Looney was killed by Shawnee Indians at Reed Creek in February, 1756, she married 2nd, Stephen Rentfro, before June, 1763, as proven in the following Augusta County, VA records:

  • JUNE 22, 1763. - (120 ) Robt. Rowland, security for Margaret Rentfro, late Margaret Looney, admx. of her deceased husband, asks counter security.
  • MARCH 21, 1764. - (399) Margaret Rentfro, late Margaret Looney, required to give counter security to Robt. Rowland or deliver up the estate to him.

The following record in Augusta County proves her husband as Steven Renfro (Rentfro):

  • Page 468.--17th June, 1763. Thomas Paxton and Rebeka ( ) to Mathew Robertson, £40, 210 acres on Southeast Branch of James River, part of the tract where Thomas now lives; corner Moses McClure. Teste: Benj. Benit, Stephen ( ) and Margaret ( ) Rentfroe.

Processioning List of 1765

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
  • Vol. 2 - Page 408.--1765: Processioners on Waters of James and Catawbo, on South side, report, viz: For Thomas McFerrin, on Persimmon Run; for Michael Cloyd, for Wm. Herbison, adjoining Andw. Monelly; for Robt. Rowland, for Jas. Rowland; for J_____ Looney, on Sinking Spring; for Andw. Monelly; for Jno. Mills, on Looney's Mill Creek; for Jas. Moore, on Looney's Mill Creek; for Margt. Rentfro, on Beaver Dam Run and Looney's Mill Creek; for Wm. Rowland, for Geo. Poage, for Jno. Mills, where he now lives; for Margt. Clark, where she now lives; for Margt. Clark, on Back Creek; for George Burdwell, for James Lauderdale.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Brøderbund Software, Inc. World Family Tree Vol. 16, Ed. 1. (Release date: December 15, 1997)
    Tree #1750.

    Date of Import: Oct 29, 1998

  2. 2.0 2.1 wft16-1750.FTW.

    Date of Import: Oct 29, 1998

  3. Preston Genealogy Web Page, page of Fred Preston (e-mail:
    Rhea Family Tree.