Person:William Heath (62)

m. Bef 1748
  1. Ann Rachel HeathAbt 1748 -
  2. Mary Heath1753 -
  3. Asahel HeathEst 1755 to 1760 -
  4. William HeathAbt 1758 - 1834
Facts and Events
Name William Heath
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1758 Ft. Pleasant, Hampshire County, Virginia
Death? 1834 Hardy County, Virginia

Will of William Heath

William Heath’s will proved in 1834 in Hardy County, notes his wife Jane, who was Jane Smith, and children Charles, William and Jonathan Heath. It also notes 206 acres known as Cranberry Tract, and directs that any surplus from its sale was to provide “a good English education” of his children. William Heath was a Private in Captain John Harness’ company commanded by Colonel Gibson, during the Revolution and applied for his pension in 1832 at the age of 75. Cranberry Pond, containing 206 acres was first granted to Jonathan Heath, William’s father by the state of Virginia. "The Heaths of Eastern Shore"

Records of William Heath in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - Craigen vs. Thorn--O. S. 73; N. S. 25--Bill filed 1st April, 1796. Peter Thorn made a settlement on South Branch of Potomac, divided it between his sons, viz: Henry, Michael, Tobias and Lazarus, and then in 1758 died testate. Tobias died intestate 1764, leaving a widow Eve and an only son (infant) named Michael. Eve sold the land to Henry Crouchman, who died 1767 testate. Will dated 4th September, 1767, devising the land to his only son John Adam Crouchman, infant (who and Michael also was infant in 1773), who while still infant married oratrix Phoebe Crouchman, and while still under age made his will dated 4th February, 1782, devising the land to Phoebe. He lived to be 21 and then died, leaving two children who died infants. Susannah Crouchman, who married John Wilson, and Margaret Crouchman, who married George Reid, were sisters of John Adam Crouchman. Answer by Michael Thorn, a citizen of Fairfield County, Ohio: He was moved over the Alleghanies before he was one year old. His mother married John Stradler. The land lies now in Hardy County. (Colonel) Moses Hutton, aged seventy years, deposes in Hardy County 5th November, 1803: He lived near when Henry Crouchman lived on the land. William Heath, aged 45, deposes same place and time: He knew George Snyder who lived near the land and removed from it to Redstone about 31 or 32 years ago; also knows Edward Williams for 35 years and who moved to Patterson's Creek 35 years ago and then to Kentucky, then to the Army, and then returned to Patterson's Creek. Anthony Baker deposes same time and place: For 42 years he has lived within 3 miles of the land. Isaac Van Meter deposes 25th June, 1803: John Sebely, whose father was killed by the Indians, and lived in South Branch Manor. George See, aged 66, deposes in Hardy County 15th May, 1798, that Thorn was in possession in 1766-1767. Anthony Baker, Sr., deposes 15th May, 1798: Daniel Tevebough married widow of Henry Crouchman. Michael Moore deposes at Morgantown 11th June, 1799, aged 62 years, that he was a neighbor of Peter Thorn. Peter's eldest son Henry died, leaving widow who married Adam Harpole. Michael Thorn's father was killed by falling of a tree. Deponent moved over the Alleghanies with Stradler. George Snyder, aged 56, deposes same time and place as above, that he knew the land before Tobias Thorn was married. Tobias married Eve Bryerly. Adam Harpole, aged 64 years, deposes at Moorefield 24th March, 1798, that about 43 years ago Tobias Thorn was in possession of the land. Adam married Henry Thorn's widow. Adam Crouchman of Hampshire County, will dated 21st February, 1782, proved in Hardy County 17th March, 1786. Wife and father-in-law George Lee (See?). Peter Thorn, will dated 30th January, 1758, proved in Hampshire 14th February, 1758. Tobias and Lazarus shall administer and provide for their mother, but Christian's cattle to be sold separately. Deed 3d August, 1773, Fairfax to John Adam Crouchman, recorded in Hampshire, 10th November, 1773.

Records in Hardy County, VA

  • Grant Book Y, Page 532 - Treasury Warrant 400, 2 April 1794 - Jacob Vanmeter, 374 acres surveyed 8 May 1797 in Hardy Co. on Thompsons run adjacent John Foley, Daniel McNeil, William Heath, Christopher Witzell, Isaac Vanmeter. 26 September 1800.
  • Hardy Co. Deed Book is an indenture made in April, 1803 between William Renick and Ann (nee Heath), his wife; John Renick and Mary (nee Heath), his wife, of the couty of Hardy and State of Virginia, to William Heath of the same, for $2.00 their undivided part of two tracts of land which fell to them by the death of Jonatan Heath, who died intestate, being in said county. Other tract situate on Timber Ridge including a place known by the name of Cranberry Pond, containing 206 acres, being the same that was granted by the Commonwealth of Virginia to the said Jonathan Heath, dec’d.