Person:Samuel McDonald (14)

Samuel McDonald, Sr.
d.February 1817 Bath County, Virginia
Facts and Events
Name Samuel McDonald, Sr.
Alt Name Samuel McDannald, Sr.
Gender Male
Death? February 1817 Bath County, Virginia

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


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From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 343.--19th June, 1764. John Ramsey's bond (with Jno. Gay, Jas. McCoy) as guardian to Mary, John, Francis, Hugh, Rebecca, William, Elizabeth and Samuel McDonell, orphans of John McDonell.
  • Vol. 1 - June 19, 1764 - John Ramsey chosen guardian by Mary McDonald, 16, John McDonald 14, and court appoints him guardian for Francis, Hugh, Rebecca, William, Elizabeth and Samuel McDonald, all orphans of John McDonald.

Will of Samuel McDannald

Pg. 140 - Will of Samuel McDonnald Sr., dated Feb. 21, 1817
Wit: John Slown, John McClung Jr., and William McClintic
Probated February 1817 Court
Exec: son Thomas and William Sittlington
Beq: to wife Eleanor "benefits, profits, perogatives and control of lands on the Cowpasture, where he now lives with slaves Hannah and Dolly and their increase, bed and furniture, cupboard and contents, "foulding" table, large chest, and all kitchen furniture
to son John $1 because of former advancements
to son Samuel 250 acres on Mill Creek and $62 owed him
to son James Crocket McDonnald $1 "on account of ample provision previously made:
to son William Negro Jack
to sons Thomas and Andrew S. lands on the Cowpasture and 110 acres on Mayse's Mountain; if they disagree on the division, thery are "not to go to law" but allow settlement to be made by disinterested neighbors
upon his wife's deceasse, sons Thomas and Andrew are to pay son $300 and upon his decease to hige Hugh one year of schooling or the value thereof "to prepare him to receive some mechanical profession"
to daughter Martha, wife or Robert McClung, Negro woman Aggy now in her possession and her increase
to daughter Rebeckah, Negro woman Alse, bed and furniture and a sorrel mare
to daughter Eleanor, Negro Mariah, bed and furniture and a horse
to daughter Polly, Negro boy Beverley, bed and furniture, horse and saddle
to sons Thomas and Andrew S., Negro boy Nelson and at wife's decease the slaves left her; rifle gun and shot pouch
to daughter Elizabeth, Negro boy Harry, bed and furniture and a horse of her choice after reserving the team for the wagon, and a good saddle; $300 is to be paid her by Thomas and Andrew, $150 in three years and $150 at wife's death
to sons Thomas and Andrew the waggon and team of 5 horses
the four daughters Elizabeth, Rebeckah, Eleanor and Polly to have "a decent subsistence out of the proceeds of my lands" while they remain single
any balance to his wife
[Abstract of Wills and Inventories of Bath County, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 81-82].

Pg. 222 - Inventory - Samuel McDannald
Submitted Nov. 22, 1817 by Joseph Mays, John Slown, James Musson
Negroes Jack, Nelson, Marie, Elsy, Harry, Beverley, Hannah, Doll, Presdon, Agy; catttle 28, horses 8, jogs 42, sheep 12, geese 48, wagon and team; cupboard, household furniture, 1 case and books, 5 linen wheels, rifle gun, kitchen utensils, large wheel, farm implements, loom, 3 woman's saddles
[Abstract of Wills and Inventories of Bath County, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 91].