Person:William McFarland (16)

Watchers
m. 27 September 1748
  1. Joseph McFarland1752 - 1794
  2. Abraham McFarlandAbt 1754 -
  3. William McFarland1755 - 1825
  4. Letitia McFarlandAbt 1757 -
  5. Esther McFarlandAbt 1759 -
m. 19 October 1779
Facts and Events
Name William McFarland
Gender Male
Birth? 10 June 1755 Peters Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Marriage 19 October 1779 Rockbridge County, Virginiato Rebecca White
Death? 01 June 1825 Indian Creek, Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky

Records of William McFarland in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Vol. 1 - White vs. Moore--O. S. 168; N. S. 59--Bill, June, 1808. Complainants are, viz: John, Nathaniel, James, William White, Margaret (White), wife of James McFarland (Note: other sources have Margaret's husband as Joseph McFarland), Rebecca (White), wife of William McFarland, Mary (White), wife of Robert Snodgrass, David Greenlee and his children (infants), heir of their mother Jane, who was Jane White, all being heirs and legal representatives of John White, who was only heir-at-law and legal representative of Thomas Boyd, who was son of Andrew Boyd, who died many years ago, leaving a tract in Augusta County, 240 acres. Andrew died testate in Augusta, devising to his wife and sons, Thomas and John. Andrew's widow died intestate and her part descended to Thomas, the eldest son. After Andrew's death, a patent issued in Andrew's name for an entry of his for 115 acres, but some one struck out Andrew and inserted John. John died testate, without issue, devising his lands to his wife, Elizabeth, for her life, with reversion to her son, John Varnum. Then Thomas Boyd died intestate, leaving complainants his heirs. But Elizabeth Boyd and William Moore, who bought claim of Varnum, set up an adverse claim. Answer says Andrew Boyd died 1750. A patent for the 115 acres issued in 1759 in name of John, when he was not more than 12 or 15 years old. Andrew Boyd's will dated 26th February, 1749, proved in Augusta 22d May, 1750, to cousin, John White, if he came here to live. Wife, Rebecca.


Sources

Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia Records
"The McFarland family of Augusta County, VA: Dr. Francis McFarland 1788-1871, ... [children/grandchildren]....." Published by Dr. Herbert S. Turner 1957 Staunton, VA. Copy located at Rockbridge County Regional Library 138 South Main Street, Lexington, VA 24450 (Leyburn Special Collections - Rare CS71.M143 1957).