Person:William Rhea (3)

William Rhea, Jr.
b.BET 1749 AND 1755 Augusta County, Virginia
m. 1749
  1. William Rhea, Jr.BET 1749 AND 1755 - 1824
  2. Archibald RheaAbt 1750 - Bef 1774
  3. Ann Rheaabt 1752 - bef 1837
  4. James RheaEst 1753 - 1795
  5. John S. RheaABT 1757 - 1814
  6. Robert Rhea1759 - 1834
  7. Alexander Rheaabt 1760 - 1815
m. 1772
  1. Elizabeth RheaABT 1773 - 1841
  2. Archibald Rhea1774-1780 -
  3. Robert Rhea1776 - 1850
m. Abt. 1784
  1. William Rhea1790 -
  2. Thomas Rhea1798 -
  3. John Rhea1784 - 1812
Facts and Events
Name William Rhea, Jr.
Gender Male
Birth? BET 1749 AND 1755 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage 1772 Augusta County, Virginiato Mary Elizabeth Gay
Marriage Abt. 1784 to Elizabeth Brownlee
Death? 20 Sep 1824 Greenup County, Kentucky

William Rhea, Jr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Will of William Rhea

  • #99- GREEN CO., KY WILL BOOK 2, 107-108.* Will of William Rhea (Jr.), son of William Reah/Reagh/Rhea of Augusta and Bath Counties. proved September 20, 1824. "My children have all married and I having divided all my estate among them except what is hereafter divided think it unnecessary to mention them as it is my will and pleasure that my son William Rhea in consideration of my being indebted to him have all the right, title, benefit and interest I have in a suit in Chancery now defending in the Green County Circuit Court against the heirs and representatives of Wm. Brownlee, decd... It is further my will that my son William Rhea...have all the property of what kind soever that would be coming to me upon the death of my granddaughter Elizabeth Hutcheson agreeable to the will of her father and mother..."Son, William Rhea, executor.

William Rhea, William Gill, in Green Co., KY

  • The Green County, Kentucky, Order Book #3 (1800-1804), p. 145, carries the following entries:
Court of March 26, 1804: The Last Will & Testament of Will Gill decd. Proved and is ordered [recorded]… On the mostion of William Brownlee, certificate is granted him to obtain a probate of the Last Will and Testament of William Gill deceased whereupon he together with John C. Allen and William Rhea enter into and acknowledge bond in the penalty of 300 as the Law directs and had the proper oath administered to him.
Ordered that Samuel Jones, Joseph Meredith, William Vance and Reubin Vaughn or any three of them being first sworn to appraise the estate and slaves if any of William Gill, Deceased and report to the next court.

Records of William Rhea, Jr. in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 469.--16th March, 1779. James Rhea and Elizabeth ( ) to James Bratton, on Mill Creek, a branch of Calfpasture, by patent, 27th August, 1770. Line of William Rhea, Jr. Delivered to Samuel Clarke, Esq., for Andrew Bratton, heir of James Bratton, 23d February, 1836.
  • CHALKLEY, 2:21. * Executions. September, 1796 (H to T). "William Rhea and William Martin intend, 3rd September, 1796, for Kentucky this fall."
  • Chalkley,2:428.* Fee Books. Insolvents and Delinquents, 1802. "Archibald Rhea, to Kentucky; William Rhea, Jr., Kentucky."

Information on William Rhea

Husband: William RHEA, JR.
Born: BET. 1745 - 1760 at: Augusta Co VA

Married: ABT. 1784 at:

  Died: 20 SEP 1824      at: Greenup Co KY  
Father:William RHEA
Mother:Elizabeth CLARK
       Other Spouses: Mary Elizabeth GAY  

Wife: Elizabeth BROWNLEE
Born: ABT. 1753 at:
  Died: BEF. 1820        at:   
Father:William BROWNLEE
Mother:Sarah MITCHELL
       Other Spouses: 

Name: John RHEA
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Name: Alexander RHEA
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Married: 25 MAR 1813 at:

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Spouses: Polly Mary ALLEN

Name: Clarissa RHEA
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Married: 28 FEB 1822 at:

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Spouses: Daniel MINTON

Name: Narcissa RHEA
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Spouses: Moses BLAKEMAN William DILLS

Name: Elizabeth RHEA
  Born: 17 AUG 1783      at:   

Married: 22 JUL 1800 at:

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Spouses: Charles GUMM

Name: William RHEA, III
  Born: 1790             at:   

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Spouses: Tamar MCKINNEY Isabel ABNEY

Name: Thomas RHEA
  Born: 6 OCT 1798       at:   

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Spouses: Mary Winn BULLOCK