Person:Samuel Doak (1)

Samuel Doak, Sr.
b.Abt. 1716 Northern Ireland
m. Bef. 1704
  1. Thankful Doak1704 - AFT 1791
  2. David Doakest 1710-1715 - 1787
  3. John Doakabt 1712 - 1770
  4. Nathaniel Doak1713 -
  5. Julia DoakEst 1714-1726 -
  6. Robert Doak1714 -
  7. Samuel Doak, Sr.Abt 1716 - 1772
  8. Anne Doak1720-1723 - Bef 1786
  • HSamuel Doak, Sr.Abt 1716 - 1772
  • WJane Mitchellabt 1715 - AFT 1772
m. Abt. 1737
  1. Eleanor DoakAbt 1738 - 1834
  2. David DoakABT 1740 - bef 1802
  3. Jane Doakabt 1741 -
  4. John Doakabt 1742 - Bef 1806
  5. Elizabeth Thankful Doak1746/47 - 1848
  6. Rev. Samuel Doak1749 - 1830
  7. Col. Robert Doak1750-1760 -
  8. Mary DoakEst 1750-1760 -
  9. Isabella Doakest 1755-1765 - 1803
Facts and Events
Name Samuel Doak, Sr.
Gender Male
Alt Birth? 1700 Ballymena, Co. Antrim, No. Ireland
Birth? Abt. 1716 Northern Ireland
Marriage Abt. 1737 Chester County, Pennsylvaniato Jane Mitchell
Death? 19 MAY 1772 Augusta County, Virginia
Census[2] came to Anerica in the early 1700's
Census[2] see "The life of Samuel Doak, 1749-1830", by William Gunn Calhoun
Alt Death? 19 MAY 1772 Greenville, Augusta, Virginia

Samuel Doak was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Samuel Doak's land (Beverley Manor SW, 647 acres, 1741) 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 234-37. 23-24 Sept. 1741. William Beverley, Esq., of Essex County to Samuel Doeg (Doak) of Orange County. Lease and release; for ₤20 current money. 647 acres in Beverley Mannor... corner to John Mitchell... Alexr. Brackenridge's line... Pat. Campbell's line... (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: Francis Beatty, Patrick Hays, John Dobbins. 25 Sept. 1741. Acknowledged by Wm. Beverley, Esq. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 6, Dorman, pg. 32].

Will of Samuel Doak

From Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia Court Records:

Page 497 - - 5th November, 1771. Saml Doak's will, farmer - - To wife, Jane; to daughter, Elinor, unmarried; to wife, to have disposal of all household furniture at her Pleasure to her 3 daughters, Elinor, Mary, Isbel; to son, John; to oldest son, David, plantation David now lives on as Robert Doak laid it off; to son, Samuel, plantation at head waters of Rockfish in Amherst; to son, John, plantation testator lives on; to son, Robert, tract testator formerly lived on in Rockfish, joining Capt. Crawford; daughters, Jane and Elizabeth. Executors, wife, Jane, son David, son-in-law Wm. Brown. Brother-in-law John Finley and John Tate to advise executors. Teste: John and James Mitchell, William Tate, Jr. Proved, 19th May 1772. by James Mitchel and the Tates. David Doack qualifies with John Tate. Nathaniel Steel.

  • Page 520.--10th June, 1772. Saml. Doack's estate appraised by John Ward, James Mitchell, James Meteer.

Records of Samuel Doak in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1746. - Patrick Hays vs. Samuel Doak.--Defendant brother of John Doak. 17th April, 1746.
  • Page 314.--13th August, 1747. Wm. Beverley to Samuel Brawford farmer, £6 current money Virginia; 200 acres in Beverley Manor; corner John Buchanan; corner John Mitchell and Samuel Doage. Witnessed and proved as above.
  • Page 317.--13th August, 1747. Wm. Beverley to John Mitchell, £20; 609 acres in Beverley Manor; corner to Samuel Brafford; John Buchanan's land; Patrick Campbell's land; crossing South River; Samuel Doak's land. Witnessed and proved as above.
  • Page 757.--22d May, 1750. James Lynn to Andrew Lynn, 269 acres in Beverley Manor, Saml. Doak's line. Burner Hill; corner Jno. Teat and Saml. Wilson. Teste: Andrew Cowan, Elijah McClenachan, John Ramsey.
  • Page 275.--15th September, 1750. John Greer's nuncupative will--Debts to be paid to William Long, William Nul, John Kennedy, Nathaniel Patterson; son Alexander to be bound to a trade; one child to be bound to John Mitchell; one child to be bound to S D; oldest girl to go to some descent woman to learn housewifery. Executors, John Mitchell and Samuel Doak. Teste: James Cowin, Jno. Mitchell, Saml. Doak, Francis Beatey. Proved, 28th November, 1750, by Cowin and Beatey.
  • Page 505.--19th August, 1751. James Lynn, architectus, to Samuel Braford, 269 acres in Beverley Manor; corner Andrew Lynn; corner Brownlee; corner George Breckinridge (Sarah, wife of James). Teste: Jno. Mitchell, Saml. Doack, Andrew Lynn.
  • Page 447.--24th August, 1752. John Mitchell and Samuel Doage's (s/b Doak's) bond as guardians (appointed) of Rebecca, Alexander, Martha, Mary Greer, orphans of John Greer, deceased, with sureties Francis Beatey.
  • Page 272.--(undated, appears to be in May 1753) - Samuel Braford and Ann to Elizabeth Mateer (McAttore), alias Wright, widow. Sold by Beverley to Samuel Brawford in Beverley Manor, Cor. Samuel's tract purchased of John Buchanon; lines of John Mitchell and Samuel Doack. Delivered to James Mateer, 1774. Teste: Wm. Finley, Wm. Wright.
  • Page 516.--15th August, 1753. John Brownlee's bond as guardian (appointed) to Alexander McNutt, orphan of James McNutt, with sureties Samuel Doake and Arthur Hamilton.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 22, 1754. - (331) Saml. Doak and John Mitchell, guardians of the orphans of John Greer--settled accounts.
  • Vol. 2 - APRIL, 1806 (A to B). - Peter R. Beverley vs. John Doake--Deposition of Thomas Mitchell. 14th October, 1805, aged 73, says: Samuel Doak lived on the land in dispute upwards of sixty years ago and John has lived on it ever since Sam's death. Deposition of Hugh Fulton, 14th October, 1805, aged 77, says: He was acquainted with Samuel, father of John. (Note: this suit is referencing the land in Beverley Manor of Samuel Doak and his son, John Doak).

Information on Samuel Doak

Samuel Doak, father of Reverend Samuel Doak, was married to Jane Mitchell in Chester County, Pa. before going to Augusta County, Va.. They were both from Northern Ireland. They had at least three sons - the third being Reverend Samuel. Source (As Directly Above.) page 294 - August 1746

Patrick Hays vs. Samuel Doak.--Defendant brother of John Doak. 17th April, 1746.

Samuel Doak's will dated 5 November 1771 is found in Chalkey, Volume 3, Page 123. He leaves to his wife Jane (Mitchell) to have the disposal of all the household furniture to her three daughters, Elinor, Mary, Isbel. To oldest son David the plantation he lives on, to son Samuel the plantation at the head waters of Rockfish, to son John the plantation he lives on, to son Robert the tract that his father formerly lived on in Rockfish. The executors are his wife Jane, his son David, his son in law William Brown, brother in law John Finley and John Tate to advise.Samuel Doak Sr. was born about 1700 in Antrim Co., Ulster Provence, N. IRL. He immigrated in 1740. He died before 19 May 1772 in Augusta Co., VA. Hewill was proven on 19 May 1772 in Augusta Co., VA. He was married to America Jane Mitchell (daughter of Thomas Mitchell and Eleanor (?)) about 1740 in Chester Co., PA. America Jane Mitchell was born about1711 in N. IRL. She immigrated in 1740. She died after 1772 in Augusta Co., VA.

Family Group

Husband Samuel Doak

Born:               - Ulster, Ireland
Marr:    ABT 1740   - Chester County, PA  
Died:    ABT 1772   - Augusta County, VA

Father: Mother: Other Spouses:

Wife Jane Mitchell

Born:               -  
Died:               - Augusta County, VA  

Father: Mother: Other Spouses:

Children 1. David Doak

Born:    ABT 1740   - Greenville, Augusta County, VA
Marr:           - Elanor Turner  (other spouses)
Died:    ABT 1802   - Greenville, Augusta County, VA

2. Samuel Doak, Rev. N7090

Born:  1 AUG 1749   - Augusta County, VA
Marr:    1775   - Esther Houston Montgomery  (other spouses)
Died: 12 DEC 1830   - Bethel, TN
  1.   Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County, 1745-1800. (Rosslyn, Virginia: The Commonwealth Printing Company, 1912-1913 in Three Volumes), 497.


  2. 2.0 2.1 Anderson, Beulah Henry. John and Esther Houston Montgomery, 1719-1973. (Maryville, Tennessee: Montgomery Publishing, c1974), p. 53.