Person:William McPheeters (2)

William McPheeters
  1. William McPheeters1691 - 1773
m. 1716
  1. Mary McPheeters1716 - 1764
  2. Martha McPheetersabt 1719 - bef 1801
  3. Annie McPheeters1723-1739 -
  4. David McPheeters1723-1739 -
  5. John McPheeters1727 - bef 1796
  6. William McPheeters, Jr.1729 - 1807
  7. Samuel McPheeters1740 - 1830
  8. Janet McPheetersBEF 1743 -
m. Oct. 1764
Facts and Events
Name[1] William McPheeters
Alt Name William McPheeters, Sr.
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1691 Northern Ireland
Marriage 1716 Irelandto Rebecca Thompson
Marriage Oct. 1764 prob. Augusta County, Virginiato Mary Margaret Oakes
Death[1] 13 MAR 1773 Augusta County, Virginia
Burial[2] Glebe Cemetery, Swoope, Augusta County, Virginia, USA

William McPheeters was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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William McPheeters's land (Beverley Manor NW, 322 acres acquired from Robert Crockett in 1743, and the 375-acre tract of Thomas Peery, whose widow that William McPheeters married in 1764) 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 Orange County, Virginia Records:

  • Pg. 7-9. Indenture 23/24 Nov. 1743 between Robert Crockett and Margaret, his wife, of County of Augusta, of one part, and William McFeeters of county aforesaid.. For sum of sixty pounds current money of Virginia to them in hand paid.. sold unto sd Wm. McFeeters, by virtue of a bargain and sale to him thereof made for one year by Indenture bearing date the day next before the date of these presents, and force the Statuts of Transferring.. 322 acres in the County of Augusta, aforesaid in Beverley Manor.. beginning at land of John Trimble.. corner to Wm. Vaughn.. In witness whereof they the said Robert and Margaret, his wife, hath hereunto set their hands and seals the day, month and year first above written. (signed) Robert Crockett (seal) Margaret Crockett (seal). Presence of: John Smith, Junr., Robert Breckenridge, Wm. Hughes. Robert Crockett and Margrett, his wife, acknowledged this Release to Wm. McFeeters, Margret first being privately examined. Recorded 24 Nov. 1743. On Margin: "Deld to J. Bramham the 5th June 1745" [Orange County Deed Book 9, pg. 2].

Acquisition of Land from Annals of Augusta County, Virginia, by Joseph Addison Waddell:

William McPheeters has the distinction of being involved in the first deed to be recorded in early Augusta County, VA:

  • The first deed recorded, dated December 9, 1745, was from Andrew Pickens to William McPheeters, and conveyed twelve and one-half acres of land in consideration of five shillings.

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 477.--22d February, 1747. £11.5.0. David Davis to Wm. McFetters (McPheeters, 400 acres patented to David, 12th February, 1742, on head of a branch of North River of Shanado called Mossey Creek. Teste: John Madison, Andrew Lewis, David Stuart. Proved by all, 16th March, 1747.
  • 1751, April 23d--William McFeeters, 200, on head Mossy Creek, joining his own land.
  • August 1751 - Andrew Pickens to William McPheeters, power of attorney to convey to John McPheeters, 221 acres of land in Augusta.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's

  • 4) 20th March, 1754. William McPheeters to John McPheeters, 212 acres between North Mountain and Cathey's River. Teste: Jno. Trimble, Jno. Speer, Robert Campbell. (p. 320. Deed Book No. 6)
  • Page 709.--20th July, 1764. William McPheeters. Cenor. (Sr.) to Samuel McPheeters. his son. £__ natural love and affection and for better maintenance, 400 acres on Mossey Creek, branch of North River of Shanando. Delivered: Samuel. March, 1768.
  • Page 159.--21st August, 1765. William McFeeters and Mary ( ) alias Mary Percy, executors of Thomas Peary (Peery), to Samuel McNab (Mary was widow of Thomas but is now married to William), £42, 225 acres on Middle River of Shanandore; corner John Campbell's land. Teste: John Malcom, John Jameson, David Frame. (Note: William McPheeters married Thomas Peery's widow and subsequently sold 225-acres of Thomas Peery's original 375-acre tract in this transaction).


From "Clan McPheeters" website:

Alexander McPheeters who came to America about the same time that William McPheeters did,, is referred to in old records as "a cousin of William". Though the term "cousin" was rather loosely used in those days, it is likely that Alexander's father and William's father were brothers. On this hypothesis we claim that this tradition of the origin of the McPheeters name applies to the ancestors of Alexander McPheeters as well as William McPheeters. There may have been other "cousins" of the McPheeters family who came to America in those early days. Occasionally a name is found in early records that cannot be connected with either the Alexander or William lines.
William McPheeters #Wl was born in Ireland. He married Rebecca Thompson and seven years later migrated to Pennsylvania. After several years they moved to Augusta County, Virginia, where they spent the rest of their days. William and Rebecca had ten children and were the progenitors of ministers and educators known throughout the south. The Walker Genealogy already mentioned devotes considerable space to the history of this family.


!William and Rebecca had a total of ten children. Two died young.

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    Date of Import: Dec 16, 2000

  2. Memorial# 69447396, in Find A Grave.

    Hebron Presbyterian Church, 1746 - 1996, compiled in 1996 for the 250th Anniversay of the Church, page 24 says William McPheeters, Rebecca McPheeters and (daughter in law) Rachel (Moore) McPheeters are all buried at the Glebe Cemetery. They have no markers. No dates are given for them.