Person:Samuel Nisbitt (1)

  • HSamuel Nisbittabt 1745 - bef 1814
  • WMary Berry1748 - 1828
m. ABT 1765
  1. John Nisbitt1766 -
  2. Robert Nisbitt1774 -
  3. Unknown Daughter NisbittABT 1776 -
  4. Mary Nisbitt1779 -
  5. Unknown Daughter NisbittABT 1780 -
  6. Samuel Nisbitt, Jr.1781 -
  7. James Nisbitt1785 -
  8. Jane NisbittABT 1787 -
  9. Margaret NisbittABT 1788 - 1858
  10. William NisbittABT 1791 -
  11. Rebecca NisbittBET 1798 AND 1800 -
Facts and Events
Name Samuel Nisbitt
Alt Name Samuel Nesbit
Gender Male
Birth? abt 1745 prob Cumberland County, Pennsylvania[where other related Nesbitts were from]
Marriage ABT 1765 prob. Augusta County, Virginiato Mary Berry
Other? 1793 Kentucky, United StatesBourbon and Scott Counties are divided to create Harrison County.
Death? bef Jul 1814 Harrison, Kentucky, United States[probate]

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


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Research Notes

  • cos1776 Note of Caution: There are at least 2 Samuel Nesbitts living in Harrison County, KY in 1814. From available records, we can deduce that they are NOT the same individual:
  1. Samuel Nesbitt, son of unknown, b abt 1745 (prob PA), later of Augusta County, VA, whose will is probated in Jul 1814, leaving his estate to wife Mary and at least 9 children, some married.
  2. Samuel Nesbitt, son of Jeremiah Nesbitt, b 1781-1796. Named as <16 in his father's 1796 Bourbon County, KY Will.

Records of Samuel Nisbit in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 173.--16th May, 1781. Recorded. John Berry's estate settlement-- Paid Margret Kirkpatrick, Samuel Neizbitt, Elizabeth Henry. Debts and legacies paid by the executor--To David McCrea for funeral liquor, £1.7.0, Anthony Kelly for a coffin, Margret Rutherford, Capt. John Gilmore, Wm. Berry, James Berry, Rebecca Buchanan, Robt. Fearis, Alex. McIlroy, George and Charles Berry. Robt. Kilpatrick, Rebecca Kelly, Mary Johnson, Elizabeth Bell, Andrew McCampbell for Jno. Berry, Jr., Francis and Elizabeth Berry, Mary Neizbitt, John Berry Shoemaker, Rebecca Gillaspy.
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1787--August 24, John Neisbitt and James McCutchan, surety. John Nisbit and Sarah Hunter. Consent for both John and Sarah signed by Saml. Neisbitt and Wm. Hunter. Teste: John Yeager, Jas. McCutchan.
  • Vol. 2 - Page 119--Saml. Steele, aged 67, deposes (deposes at Brownsburg, July, 1805), ditto, son of Andrew Steele, to whom 40 acres were conveyed; bought about 50 years ago. Saml. had brother Robt. Saml. Nesbit went out as a pack horseman on an Indian Expedition in order to raise money to pay for his land.

Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


Samuel Nisbitt's land (Borden NE, 100 acres, 1770) 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 Chalkley's:

  • Page 336.--1st March, 1770. Same (From Borden’s Executors) to Samuel Nusbit (Nesbit), £17, 100 acres of 92,100; John Berry's line. Delivered: Samuel Neizbit, 11th May, 1787.

Will of Samuel Nisbit

7 Mar. 1814
Harrison County, Kentucky, Will Book A, page 244

In the Name of God amen, I Samuel Nisbet of Harrison county & State of Kentucky, being weakly in body but in perfect mind & memory thanks be to God for his mercies & Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die I do make & ordain this my last will & Testament by me made and first of all I do commend my soul to God who Gave it and my body to the Earth from whence it came to be decently buried & as touching my worldly Estate that is has pleased God to bless me with I do dispose of in the following way & manner I do order all my Lawfull Debts to be paid and my funeral charges and as for the balance of my Estate I do dispose of in the following way & manner that is to say to John my son I do Give one hundred & twenty Dollars and to Robert my son I do Give ten Dollars as he had Got his Share before and to Samuel my son I do Give the piece of Land that is laid off to him adjoining Roberts line supposed to be twenty acres more or less and to James my son do Give thirty Dollars as he had Got his share before and to William my son I do Give the plantation whereon I now live with all the plantation, tools & 2 horses and the waggon to be Be---?-- [possibly between] William & Sam and Each of my Daughters now living at home is to have a horse or Mare & for my other three that is Married I do Give ten Dollars to each one & the balance of the Estate I do leave the Sole disposal of to Mary my wife and she is to have a Good Sufficient living on the place and to keep possession of the house and that three un Married Daughters to have their living on the place while un Married and I do leave Mary my wife and William my son Sole Executors of this my Last will & Testament by me made I do revoke all other wills or Testament by me made __ Given under my hand this 7th day of March 1814.

(signed) Samuel Nisbet L.S.
W. Moore
A. Moore
Henry C. Moore

July 1814
Harrison County, Kentucky, Will Book A, page 244
Harrison County July Court 1814
This Last will & Testament of Samuel Nesbett deceased was Returned into court & proved by the oaths of William Moore & Andrew Moore subscribing witnesses thereto & Ordered to be Recorded.
Attest. A. Moore D.C.Ck.