Person:Wallace Estill (1)

Wallace Estill, of the Bullpasture, Augusta County, VA
  • HWallace Estill, of the Bullpasture, Augusta County, VAabt 1698 - 1792
  • WUnknown Spouse - BEF 1732
m. BET 1728 AND 1730
  • HWallace Estill, of the Bullpasture, Augusta County, VAabt 1698 - 1792
  • WMarca Boudebef 1715 - 1746
m. BEF 1733
  1. Boude Estill1733 -
  2. Benjamin Estill1735 - Bef 1782
  3. Rebecca Estill1738/39 -
  4. John Estill1741 - bef 1775
  5. Susannah Estill1743/44 - bef 1771
  • HWallace Estill, of the Bullpasture, Augusta County, VAabt 1698 - 1792
  • WLady Mary Ann CampbellBET 1715 AND 1720 - 1801
m. abt. 1746
  1. Mary Estill1747 -
  2. Sarah Estill1749 -
  3. Capt. James Estill1750 - 1782
  4. William Estill1752 - BEF 1760
  5. Abigail Estill1752 - 1840
  6. Col. Samuel Estill1755 - 1837
  7. Wallace Estill1758 - 1835
  8. William Estill1760 -
  9. Maj. Isaac Estill1766 - 1837
  10. Ruth Estill1768 - 1853
Facts and Events
Name Wallace Estill, of the Bullpasture, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1698 Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA
Alt Birth? 1707 Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA
Marriage BET 1728 AND 1730 to Unknown Spouse
Marriage BEF 1733 prob. Monmouth County, New Jerseyto Marca Boude
Marriage abt. 1746 , Augusta, Virginia, USAto Lady Mary Ann Campbell
Death? 20 Feb 1792 Greenbriar, Greenbrier, West Virginia, USA

Wallace Estill was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Early Land Surveys in Augusta County:

  • Page 13 - Land Survey, Wallace Estill, 94 acres, James River opposite Vanderpools Gap, March 13, 1762. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 5].
  • Page 64 - Land Survey, Wallace Estill, 360 acres, Jackson River. December 9, 1766. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 25].

Acquisition of Land from Land Office Grants, Library of Virginia website:

  • 16 March 1792, Wallace Estill, Sr., 100 on a south west branch of the South Branch of Potomack called Straight Creek at the Beaver Dam. (Note: since this transaction appears to have been recorded after the death of Wallace Estill, it may have been for his son, Wallace).

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • 1 March 1773, Wallace Estill, 360 acres on Jacksons River at Vanderpoole's Gapp. (Vanderpool Gap was located near the "Bullpasture Valley" area of early Augusta County). (Note: this appears to be the date that Wallace Estill disposed of his land in Bullpasture Valley and left for Indian Creek, Greenbrier County. By several accounts, he was in Bullpasture Valley by about 1745)
  • Page 409.--11th November, 1774. Wallas Estill and Ann, of Botetourt, to John Peoples, on Clover Creek, now called Bullpasture, patented to Wallas, 3d November, 1750.
  • Page 136.--15th May, 1775. Wallis Estill and Ann ( ) to Mathew Patton, £60, on Jackson's River at Vanderpole's Gap, patented to Wallis 1st March, 1773.

Will of Wallace Estill, Sr.

Wallace Estill's will as it appears in Greenbrier County, WV Will Book 1 pp. 74&75:

In the Name of God Amain this third day of December one Thousand seven hundred and eighty nine. I Walliss Estile of Green-Brier County and State of Virginia now in the Evening of my days but with perfect Mind and Memory thankes be to God I therefore calling to mind the Mortality of my Body knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and order this my last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I recommend my Soul to God who gave it; and for my Body I recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like Manner at the Discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God; and as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and Form Imprimus it my will and I order that in the first place all my just Debts and Funeral Charges to be paid and satisfied Item to my son Bound Walliss; Benjamin; John; James; Samuel; Walliss Estill also my Daughters Rebeckah Susanah's children; Massy; and Sarah; also Abigail and Ruth; I leave to each one Shilling Starling I also leave to my son Isaac the plantation whereon I now live; and I also leave all the rest of the Lands I have or may have to be divided between my son William and my son Isaac. I also leave to my Daughter Ruth's Children one Negro Girl Named Nance her and her Breed forever; and if she has no living Children at her death to return her and her Breed to my Daughter Abigail's eldest daughter to her and her Heirs forever. I also give and bequeath to Mary Ann Estill my beloved Wife the whole of the Negroes Isaac Jude and Isam and all the stock and my Household Furniture and likewise all moveable Estate which she is to dispose of as she thinks proper and also the third of my Land her Life Time; and I also constitute and appoint my dearly beloved Wife and my son Isaac to be my Executors of this my Will and Testament and I hereby utterly disalow Revoke and disanull all and every other Testament made before this whether Gifts Grants or Legacies whatsoever; Ratifying and confirming this same to be my last Will and Testament and declares the same before the under Evidances and have set hereunto my Hand and Seal the day and year above mentioned.

Wallis Estill

William Rice Elisabeth Rice John Henderson Margaret Henderson

June Green-Brier Court 1792 This last Will and Testament of Wallace Estile Dec.d was presented in Court By Isaac Estile one of the Executors herein named and proved by the oath of John Henderson one of the witnesses hereto that the said Dec.d signed and acknowledged the same & on Motion of said Isaac who made oath according to Law Certificate is granted him for obtaining probation thereof in due Form and hath give Bond and security according to Law and qualified accordingly. Teste John Stuart C.

Wallace Estill house on Indian Creek, Greenbrier County, Virginia



Notes on Wallace Estill, Sr.

Account of Wallace Estill from U.S. Dept. of Interior, National Register of Historic Places (

  • Wallace Estill was a man of local standing and considerable means. He was also High Sheriff of Augusta County, Virginia and lived in Bullpasture Valley at Fort George from 1745 until the time of his migration to Indian Creek in 1773.


Wallace Estill was born in New Jersey in 1702. His first wife lived only three months, and he then married Marcy Boude, who was also a French family. 9

After five children were born to them in New Jersey, they joined the great Scotch-Irish migration to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in 1746.

Here Wallace Estill settled on Cowpasture River on land bought from the Borden Patent. More land was patented to him on November 3, 1750.10

He built his home at Fort George on Bullpasture River, four miles from the present town of Williamsville, Bath County, Virginia.

At the birth of her sixth child, Marca, Wallace’s wife, Marcy Boude Estill, died. Two years later, in 1748, Wallace and Lady Mary Ann Campbell eloped and were married. She was the 17-year-old daughter of John Campbell, who opposed the marriage on account of the disparity of their ages. 11

John Campbell of Argyll Clan of Scotland came to America in 1742, when Mary Ann was ten years old, and after a short time in Pennsylvania, moved to Augusta County, Virginia.

Wallace Estill served in the Colonial Wars and on August 2, 1752, lie was commissioned and qualified as “Captain of a Troop of Horse”.

As the High Sheriff was chosen by the County Court from one of their number, it is evident that he was “a gentleman Magistrate”, as well.

He owned large tracts of lands in Augusta and when the county was divided, in Bath, Monroe, and Greenbrier counties. His name appears often in the records of the State as a man of importance. 12

After many years in the Bullpasture Valley, he moved in 1773, to live on his large estate on Indian Creek in Monroe County, now Greenbrier County, where he had erected a large three-story stone house. 13

It was here that he found the settlers exposed to frequent ravages of the Indians, and erected a “block house” for their protection. 14

At the time of his removal to Indian Creek his fifteenth child, Ruth, was five years old and his older sons had already distinguished themselves.

Captain Wallace Estill died in 1792, leaving a very large estate. His will, recorded in Lewisburg, West Virginia, was written in 1789. He named in his will his wife, Mary Ann; his sons, Boude, Benjamin, John, Wallace, Samuel, and Isaac; and his daughters, Rebecca, wife of Col. Thomas Hughart; Susanna, wife of Col. John McCreary; Abigail and Ruth. 15

Capt. Wallace’s records have been accepted by the Colonial Dames of America, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Huguenot Society.

From Annals of Augusta County, Virginia:

Wallace Estill, of Irish descent, was born in New Jersey in 1707. His first wife was Marcy Bowdy. After the birth of five children he removed with his family to Augusta county, between 1744 and 1747, and a sixth child was born here.

Benjamin Estill, the second son of Wallace and Marcy, was born September 20, 1735, married, in Augusta, Kitty Moffett, was a justice of the peace in 1764, and afterwards removed to the Holston. His sous were Captain John M. Estill, of Long Glade, Augusta county, and Judge Benjamin Estill, of Southwest Virginia.

Wallace Estill married a second time Mary Ann Campbell, of Augusta. By this marriage he had nine children, among them, James, born November 9, 1750, and Samuel, born September 10, 1755.

Biography from Rootsweb:

Elected High Sheriff

ESTILL - The Estills who have been identified with Lexington, and have distinguished themselves in literary and professional lines, are of the numerous progeny of Wallace Estill, a grand nephew to the first white child born in New Jersey. Wallace lived in the Bullpasture valley from 1745 to 1773, and was high sheriff of undivided Augusta. When seventy-five years of age he moved to what is now Monroe county, a region then on the very border-line of settlement. At the time of this migration to Indian Creek, all-or all but one-of the nine children of his last wife were under age. The Estills have been people of strong mental power, and many of them engaged in public or professional life. The Estills of Lexington, sprang from Benjamin, The oldest son of Wallace, and a member of the first county court of Botetourt. Doctor Andre D. Estill was born in 1853 in Tazewell, but married Lavellette Davidson, of Rockbridge. Henry Estill, who died in 1880 at the early age of thirty-five, was a graduate of Washington College. He edited the Virginia Educational Journal, and was an author of school books. In 1878 he became McCormick Professor of Natural Philosophy in his alma Mater.

Source: A History of Rockbridge County, Virginia by Oren F. Morton, published in 1920.

Transcribed and submitted by: "Marilyn B. Headley" <>, 1997

Wallace Estill was born 1697 in Monmouth,NJ, and died 1792 in Greenbriar,W.Va.. He was the son of John Estill and Elizabeth Temple. Wallace married Marca Boude was born 1694 in Monmouth,NJ, and died 1746 in Baltimore Co.Md.. She was the daughter of John Boude and Susannah Boude.

Please visit the Boude Family Page

Note on Wallace: A veteran of the Revolutionary War (?)

Children of Marca Boude and Wallace Estill are:

Boude Estill was born 15 May 1733 in Middletown,Monmouth,NJ. He married Jane Pullin. She was born 1753, and died 1815.

Benjamin Estill was born 20 September 1735 in Augusta Co.Va.. He married Catherine Moffett. She was born 1731.

Rebecca Estill was born 15 March 1739 in Middletown,Monmouth,NJ. She married Thomas Hughhart. He was born 1729, and died 1810.

John Estill was born 5 June 1741 in Middletown,Monmouth,NJ, and died 1780 in Monroe Co (now.W.Va.) He married Rebecca Christian 1764 in Prob. NJ, daughter of John Christian and Margaret Wilson. She was born 1746 in Tinkling Springs,Augustusta Co.Va., and died in Kanawhe,Va..

Susannah Estill born 5 March 1744 in Middletown,Monmouth,NJ.

Mary Estill born 4 June 1747 in Bull Pasture,Augusta Co.Virginia

From A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians By E. Polk Johnson:

Clifton Ferguson Estill.—The substantial and progressive citizens of Fayette county have no better representative than Clifton Ferguson Estill, who for many years was actively identified with the development and advancement of the agricultural interests of this part of the state as one of its most able and skilful farmers, and is now living retired from farm work, having a pleasant home not far from Lexington. A native of this county, he was born February 3, 1842. Thomas Estill, the emigrant ancestor from which Mr. Estill is descended, was one of three brothers who came to America in 1664, and settled in New fersey, where his son, through whom the line of descent was continued, was born, as was also his grandson, Wallace Estill, the first, the next in line of descent.

Wallace Estill, the first, was born, reared and married in New Jersey, but subsequently moved to Virginia, locating in that part of Orange county that later became Augusta county. He was twice married, the maiden name of his second wife having been Alary Boocle, who was the mother of Captain James Estill, the succeeding ancestor. (Note: according to other sources, Marca Boude was Wallace Estill's wife prior to his marriage abt. 1746 to Lady Mary Ann Campbell, who was the mother of Capt. James Estill) A native of what is now Augusta county, Virginia, Captain James Estill began life for himself in Green- brier county, Virginia, living there until after the birth of his third child. .Migrating then with his family to that part of the Virginia colony now included in Madison county, Kentucky, he was one of the original settlers of that section of the state. He there built a fort which was known as Estill's Station, and became a leader among the people, who placed implicit confidence in his judgment. In 1781, when Lincoln county was organized, he was commissioned justice of the peace by the governor of Virginia.. During the same year Captain Estill was wounded in an engagement with the Indians, and in 1782, while in command of a body of soldiers, he was killed at the battle of Little Mountain, which, according to Collins's history, was, considering the number of men on both sides, one of the most bloody battles on record. His wife, whose maiden name was Rachel Wright, survived him and married a second time.

Wallace Estill, the second, grandfather of Mr. Estill, was born in Madison county, Kentucky, and when a child was left fatherless. He inherited a part of the land granted to his father, and subsequently bought other land on the Big Hill road, about four miles from Richmond, and on the farm which he improved spent his remaining days, passing away at the age of four-score years. He married Elizabeth Rodes, whose parents were Virginians and early pioneers of Madison county, where she spent her life of seventy-five years. They reared six children: William, John. Robert, Jonathan, Clifton and Mary.

William R. Estill, the oldest son, father of Mr. Estill, was born on the home farm in Madison county, and as a boy became familiar with all branches of agriculture. After marriage he bought a farm on the Winchester Pike, in Fayette county, and in its management employed slave labor. He was very successful as a general farmer, and carried on an extensive business in the raising of cattle and mules. He died in May, 1875, at the age of sixty-three years. The maiden name of his wife was Amanda Ferguson Frye. She was born in Clark county, Kentucky, a daughter of Christopher and Eliza (Didlake) Frye, pioneer settlers of that place. She died in 1868, at about forty-nine years of age, leaving three children, namely: Clifton Ferguson, William Wallace, and Robert C.

Clifton F. Estill was educated in the district schools, which he attended quite regularly during his youth. Soon after the breaking out of the Civil war, his father sent him North to look after cattle that were being shipped to Buffalo and Albany. In 1862 he started for home, but on reaching Cincinnati was not allowed to cross the river. Going therefore to Chillicothe, he made his way from there to Maysville, Kentucky, by river, from there proceeding by rail to Lexington, Fayette county. Immediately enlisting in the Eighth Kentucky- Cavalry for service in the Contederate army, he joined his regiment, which was already in the field, at Knoxville, Tennessee. L'nder the command of General John Morgan, he took part in various raids, remaining with him until captured in Ohio in 1863, after which he was confined as a prisoner of war until the close of the conflict, first at Camp Chase, and later at Camp Douglas. Returning to his home in Fayette county, Mr.-Estill engaged in agricultural pursuits, in addition to carrying on general farming on an extensive scale making a specialty of raising cattle and mules, an industry which proved highly satisfactory and quite remunerative. In 1910 Mr. Estill removed to his present home, near Lexington, and since March of that year has served acceptably as superintendent of pikes for Fayette county.

Mr. Estill married, September 5, 1865, Mary E. Carr, who was born in Fayette county, a daughter of David and Roann (Childs) Carr. Mr. and Mrs. Estill have reared nine children, namely: David Carr, a merchant at Gran- bury, Texas; William R., who married a Miss Kinkead, and they have two sons, Wallace and Thomas; R. Merrell; Clinton F., Jr., who died at the age of twenty-five years; Amanda F., who married Charles Darnaby and has two children. Rosa and ]ames L. W.; Roann. wife of F. F. Wilson; Ella, who married Harry L. Spence, and they have four children. Estill, Roann, Harry L and Clifton ; Sallie married A. M. Brooks and has three children, Kennedy, Jane Pettit and Margaret; and Pauline. Mr. Estill has not acquired the habit of joining fraternal organizations, but he is a valued member of the John C. Breckinridge Camp, Confederate Veteran Association of Kentucky.

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