Study of land deeds around Christopher Norton land in
1777 - Fluvanna county created from Albemarle. Christopher Norton land is mentioned in land deed. "George Haggard to Abner Barnard. The land sold is on the south side of Mechuck Creek and the land is bounded by Norton's line."
1782 - Christopher Norton received a Land Office Treasury Warrant from Patrick Henry, the Gov. of the Commonwealth on September 10, 1782. This land is the same plantation that the Nortons has been working since at least 1777 and probably earlier.
1788 - Mary Norton sells land to John Furbush in September 1788.
Links to land owners:
Robert Adams (James, Robert³, William², Robert¹) was born 09 May 1757 in St. James, Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia. He was the son of James and Cecily Adams.
Goochland County was the first county created from the original eight shires of Virginia Colony. It was divided into parishes. St. James Northam had formed in 1744. The county stretched to the Blue Ridge Mountains along both sides of the James River and encompassed other later formed counties including Albemarle and Fluvanna.
When Robert Adams was 19 years old he enlisted, at Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia in the 7th Virginia Regiment. His enlistment is dated February 1776. Robert served in Captain Matthew Jewetts company under Colonel McGlenahan. He saw American defeat at the Battle of Germantown October 7, 1777. It is said that the Americans suffered 152 losses, 521 wounded, and over 400 captured during this historical battle. Adams was discharged the middle of February 1778 at Valley Forge just as the soldiers, who were camped there, were finally being furnished huts to live in with fireplaces to help keep them warm.
Upon his return to Virginia Robert married Lucy Williams at St. James, Northam, Goochland County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Phillip Williams. The marriage bond dated 20 April 1778 was signed by John Graves who stated that Robert was the son of "James of Albemarle County." Lucys father , William, also gave permission for his daughter to wed.
Fluvanna County, Virginia was formed in 1777 from Albemarle. After their marriage the family resided in what was a portion of the newly formed Fluvanna. A family register handed down by descendants through Solomon Adams family states that Solomon was born 4 May 1778 but subsequent records give varied ages for this first child of Robert and Lucy. A son Richard was born circa 1780 followed by Elizabeth in 1782.
Robert remained active with military duty first as an Ensign and then by court recommendation to the Governor of Virginia he become 1st Lt. In the county Militia under Captain William Adams. Besides his military duties he, along with brother Thomas, became executors of their father James estate in 1789. And in September 1793 Robert was recommended as Captain of the 1st Battalion Militia of Fluvanna county. At the same time brother Richard was Lt., brother John ensign and Thomas Captain.
Robert and his wife Lucy were involved in many land transactions between 1795 and 1802. About 1817 the family moved to newly formed Lawrence County, Ohio where he immediately became active in the community by being appointed as Clerk of Elections. The new counties first election was held April 7th, 1817.
In 1819 Robert Adams filed for a military pension in Lawrence County. He gave his age as 62 years old stating that within his household was his wife [Lucy] and a granddaughter 11 years old [not named]. Continued documentation on August 9, 1820 stated that he is then 64 years old with no income, 4 small shouts, 1 plough, 2 old split bottom chairs, 1 iron pot broken, and 1 set of knives and forks bought with pension money. He concluded by saying that his infirmities were such as to prevent ½ days labor. His pension was granted. Robert lived 19 more years dying 14 March 1839 in Lawrence County, Ohio at the age of 82.
Compiled by Teresa Martin Klaiber, email@example.com, copyright 2004 Family Lineage Investigations
"Col. Jefferson was a man of gigantic stature and strength. He could simultaneously 'head up (raise from their sides) two hogsheads of tobacco, weighing each nearly a thousand pounds He once directed three able-bodied slaves to pull down a ruined shed by means of a rope. After they had failed in the attempt, he seized the rope and dragged the structure down in an instant. Traditions have come down of his continuing his lines as a surveyor through savage wildernesses, after his assistants had given out through famine and fatigue; subsisting on the raw flesh of game, and even of his own carrying mules; sleeping in a hollow tree amidst howling beasts of prey and thus undauntedly pushing on until his task was accomplished." [Randall's Life of Jefferson]
He was a distinguished surveyor, and was engaged in a number of important expeditions. Politically also he was prominent, having served as sheriff and magistrate in Goochiand, and having represented Albemarle in the House of Burgesses. He was also Lieutenant of the County.
After the death of Col. Jefferson in 1757, the family continued at Shadwell until its destruction by fire in 1770. Thomas Jefferson was unfortunately absent from home at the time, and his father s library and papers were a total loss. Mr. Jefferson used to relate that the slave who was despatched to inform him of this misfortune, haying detailed the general destruction, concluded with genuine thankfulness: "But, Marster, we saved the fiddle."
married Mary Bathurst, andfrom whom descended
was the large landholder. Besidesobtaining grants of extensive tracts
in several of the counties of eastern Virginia,he entered in one body
seventeen thousand, nine hundred and fifty-two acres on the eastside of
the South West Mountain in Albemarle.
David MERIWETHER was born in 1690 in New Kent County, VA. He died on 5 Dec 1744. He married Ann HOLMES. Ann HOLMES was born in 1692 in King and Queen Co., VA. She died on 11 Mar 1736. She married David MERIWETHER.
They had the following children:
For this he paid to George II the sum of "twentyone pounds good and lawful money." (The Colonial pound was not the pound sterling, and amounted only to $3.33 1/3.) He also was required to pay to the Crown, for each fifty acres, a fee rent of one shilling yearly, to be rendered upon the feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel, it being distinctly stated that he was not required to render Knight s Service.
On this tract Meriwether built the Old House at The Farm, where he lived until his death in 1744. The location of this first building is not known, but it was probably near the spring, and opposite the hill which bears the present dwelling. This was the first plantation west of the river, and its name is believed to have originated from the fact that as the surrounding territory was still virgin forest, the cleared spot was a conspicuous landmark.
The Nicholas Meriwether
grant was soon partitioned. As early as 1739 a large portion east of the
Indications are that the family worked up the James River from Jamestown. However, since the Bybee name is recorded Bybe, Bibe, Byby, Biby, Bibby, and Bibbey, the State Historian of the D.A.R. in Virginia is of the opinion that its original form was Barbee. The Barbees were early residents of Christ's Church Parish, Middlesex County, VA.
In the Eighth Annual Report of the Virginia State Library Board, seven Bybee men, namely, John, Joseph, Pleasant, Edward, Samuel, Thomas and Cornelius are credited with Revolutionary War service.
"Heads of Families
of Fluvanna County, Va. 1782":
From the first census
of Kentucky, 1790:
From the second census
of Kentucky, 1800:
John Bybee Sr.was born on 5 Jan 1706 in , Goochland, Virginia. He died in 1758 in , Fluvanna, Virginia. He married Sarah Judith Jane Giles in 1732 in , , Virginia. Sarah Judith Jane Giles was born about 1711 in , Fluvanna, Virginia. She married John Bybee in 1732 in , , Virginia. John married Sarah ((Giles)), who was living in 1737 and appears to have been the mother of John, Jr. Before 1744, John, Sr., was married again to Jane or Jean Giles, who was the mother of Thomas, born March 24, 1760, and apparently of Cornelius, born 1763.
They had the following children:
1- David 1735
3- William 1741
Bybee answered the call when a mere stripling of seventeen. He served
continuously from April 1780 until the end of the war, eighteen months
in all, under Colonels Posey and Gaskins. The lad was awarded a medal
for bravery. ((In other writings it is mentioned that he was present at
Cornwallis' surrender to George Washington.)) Just how he was connected
with Washington I have been unable to determine, but it is certain that
he was close to the Father of his Country. Since he was a private in the
train of Wagon Master John B. Carter he must have been an orderly and,
literally, a camp assistant (aide-de-campe).
For the purpose of obtaining the benefit of the act of Congress entitled "An Act Supplementary to an Act for the relief of certain Surviving Officers and Soldiers of the Army of the Revolution" approved on the 7th day of June 1832, I Neilly Bybee of the County of Clarke in the state of Kentucky aged 69 years, do hereby declare,
that I enlisted in the service of the Army of the Revolution for the term of eighteen months under Capt Lovely of the (Virginia) Continental line in the Regiment commanded by Col Gaskins, in the month of April as well as I can recollect in the year 1781
that shortly after my said enlistment I was transferred by order of the Col. to the waggon department under Waggon Master John B. Carter, that at the time of my said enlistment I resided in the County of Fluvanna in the said state of Virginia, that I joined the Army at the Barracks near the point forks of James River in the Spring 1781,
and was discharged honorably from service by my Captain at Santee in South Carolina with directions to get my discharge from Gen. Chas. Scott upon my return which written discharge I obtained from Gen Scott in the year 1783, the Captain having given me a certificate in the year 1782 at Santee where I was left sick, and when I recovered and applied to said Scott at his residence in Cumberland County Virginia, he gave me a written discharge in said year of 1783 which discharge I left with my Sister in said County of Fluvanna (who has since died) in the year 1783 and supposes that the same has been lost.
I left the State of Virginia in the year 1785 or 1786 and came to the state of Kentucky and remained in said last named state about one year when I returned to the State of Virginia where I remained until the year 1792 when I removed to said State of Kentucky and have resided in the County of Clarke in said State ever since tho' it was within the boundary of Fayette County at the time.
I first came and The Army in which I served Marched first from Point fork on James River Fluvanna County up in the forks of the River near Lynchburg [called Lynchburg, Lynchs Ferry, or Lynchs, interchangeably], and then returned back to the Barracks at Point Forks, and next marched across to Staunton River at Coles Ferry, and marched back and crossed James River at Carters Ferry from thence to Richmond and from Richmond to Bottom's old Fields, from thence across the Wilderness Bridge above Fredericksburg, from thence back to Bottoms fields,
at Bottoms old Fields Capt. Kilpatrick [Kirkpatrick] of the same Regiment was shot in the eye by a soldier of the name of Grant, for which offence said Grant was hung.-
From Bottoms old Field we marched across Dismal Swamp to Cabin or Stony Point on James River, from thence to York where we remained until Cornwallis was taken in the Fall 1781, from thence marched up to Cumberland Old Courthouse where we staid thro' the Winter,
and in the Spring 1782 we marched to South Carolina near the Savanna River where we staid until the Fall of the year where I was left sick and received a certificate of my having fulfilled my engagement from Capt. (name not recollected) which I produced to Gen. Scott in 1783 & received my discharge as first stated.-
that Col. Posey Commanded
the Regiment in which I marched to South Carolina - that I served the
full term of eighteen months agreeable to the terms of my enlistment -
and I do hereby relinquish every claim whatever to a pension or annuity
except the present, and declare that my name is not on the pension roll
of the agency of any state.
Given under my hand
and seal this 25th day of July 1832,
About 1784, Cornelius Bybee and Mary Lee Norman were married in Culpepper County, Virginia. Soon after their marriage, they went to Kentucky where they lived in Clark County until the death of Mary, between 1818 and 1833. Neilly received his pension in 1832 and in 1833 sold his farm and joined his sons in Missouri. He married Mildred Wright in 1837. In 1841, years after the wife of his youth was laid to rest in Clark County, he died and was buried in the South Fork Cemetery near Santa Fe, Missouri.
The first Bybee of which I have a record died in 1730. Thomas Bybee lived in St. James Parish, Goochland County. In his will, made November 15, 1729, he mentions his wife, Elizabeth, and children, John, Elizabeth (married John Webb), Thomas and Judith. Thomas was a member of the House of Delegates, October, 1778.
From a Roll of Pensioners
of the Revolutionary War: Barren County, KY:
Pensioners Living in the County in 1840:
From a list of officers
of The Virginia Line of the Revolutionary Army:
From a Historical
Register of Virginians in the Revolution:
DEED - BYBEE, John - Deed dated May 11, 1751, from JOHN BYBEE and wife, JANE BYBEE to DANIEL KING of Hanover County, Virginia, conveying 407 acres on Ballenger Creek, and being part of the land whereon JOHN BYBEE lives and patented on May 14, 1751, for 70 pounds.
Deed Book 1, page 314, Albemarle County, Virginia.
Giles ALLEGREE - Born: 28 APR 1735 VA Marr: Janet BOYD (possible connection to Boyd's Tavern) Father Giles Alleggree d. 1776 Albemarle, VA Mother: Elixabeth Merriott. Giles Sr and Jr were prominent land owners in Northwestern Fluvanna. giles used Christopher Norton to witness a land deed in 1779. "page 222. The deed, dated July 12, 1779, is from Giles Allegre to Drummond Smithson. The land is on Horsepen Ck. Christopher Norton is listed as a Witness with John Glaspy."
Husband: MICAJAH CLARK
Born: 16 SEP 1718 at: Louisa Co, VA
Married: OCT 1736 at: Louisa or Albemarle Co, VA
Died: 1808 at: Albemarle Co, VA or Campbell Co, KY
Father:CAPT CHRISTOPHER CLARK
Mother:PENELOPE MASSIE BOLLING or JOHNSON