Person:Thomas Feamster (2)

Thomas Feamster
m. 22 Jun 1763
  1. Jane Phemster1764 - 1826
  2. Thomas Feamster1766 - 1767
  3. Margaret Feamster1767 - Aft 1814
  4. Thomas Feamster1771 - 1830
  5. Martha Ann Feamster1773 - 1849
  6. Rachel Phemster1776 - Aft 1814
m. 7 Jun 1796
  1. William Feamster1797 - 1854
  2. Joseph Feamster1800 - 1877
  3. Sarah Adelia Feamster1801 - 1864
  4. Dr. Samuel T. Feamster1804 - 1845
  5. Margaret FeamsterAbt 1806 -
  6. Susan Bratton FeamsterEst 1808 - 1837
  7. Mary Martha FeamsterAbt 1810 - 1843
  8. Elizabeth Bratton Feamster1811 - 1840
m. 13 May 1820
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Feamster
Gender Male
Birth[1] 11 Dec 1771 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage 7 Jun 1796 Greenbrier County, Virginiato Mary 'Polly' McClung
Marriage 13 May 1820 Bath County, Virginiato Margaret A. 'Peggy' Bratton
Death[1] 6 Jun 1830 Greenbrier County, Virginia

Thomas Feamster was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable primary source).
  2.   Cole, J. R. History of Greenbrier County. (Elkview, West Virginia: West Virginia Genealogical Society, 1995)
    pg. 138-140.

    Third Generation.—His son, Thomas Feamster (born 1770, married June 7, 1796, died 1830), was his father's administrator.
    He married, June 7, 1796, Mary McClung, the daughter of Joseph McClung, Sr., of Sinking Creek. (See McClung Genealogy, which has been published.) He remained on the Feamster plantation on Muddy creek and bought out the most of the other heirs of his father, and it is from these deeds that the full list of children and their places of residence has been obtained. A final division, however, with the children of his father's last mariage was not completed until after 1830, after the death of the said Thomas.
    His children were:
    (1) William, born October, 1797. (See Fourth Generation.)
    (2) Joseph, born 1800, married, February 3, 1858, to Sarah Craig, died September 10, 1877, and left descent through one child only, Laura, now Mrs. Frank W. Taylor, of Morristown, Tenn.
    (3) Dr. Samuel T., born 1804, married Ann Eliza Walkup, of Rockbridge county, Virginia. He practiced medicine in Canton, Miss. Later went to Kentucky, and to Brazil for his health. Returned to Canton, where he died, March 27, 1845. Left no descendants.
    (4) Adelia, married, October 2, 1817, Robert Nickell, of Monroe county.
    (5) Margaret, married, February 5, 1824, to Charles Rodgers. Mother of the late John Joe Rogers, of Abingdon, 111.
    (6) Susan Bratton, died in 1837, unmarried.
    (7) Mary Martha, married, January 7, 1833, Sheriff Samuel McClung, who "died Oct. 24, 1845, aged 35 yrs 5 mos 25 days." She "died Feb. 5, 1843, aged 32 yrs 10 mos 24 days." (Both quotations from tombstones in Feamster family cemetery on Muddy creek.) She has descent only through her granddaughter, Mrs. George A. Van Lear, of Roanoke, Va.
    (8) Elizabeth Bratton, youngest child, born 181 1, married, January 16, 1837, to Alexander Kearns, and "died April 20, 1840, in her 29th year." (From tombstone in Feamster cemetery on Muddy creek.) She has descent only through Mrs. James M. Rader and Mrs. Wilber D. Slaven, both of Lewisburg.
    Thomas Feamster was married, second, between 18 13 and 1820, to Margaret Ann Bratton. No issue by this marriage. She survived him. He is buried in the old Feamster family burying ground on the original Feamster plantation on Muddy creek. The inscription on his tomb is : "Thomas Feamster, died June 6, 1830, aged 60 years." He left a yet larger estate than his father, as is shown by the appraisement list (Will Book No. i, pp. 824 to 831, inclusive). There were twenty slaves, nineteen horses, 112 cattle, ninety-two hogs, 152 sheep, thirty-four geese, a still and sixty gallons of brandy, a lot of books, long list of farming and household articles, and notes to the amount of $1,312.60, total value, of personality only, $7,698.43, which does not include his realty.