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Quaker Settlements in Campbell County, Virginia

Lynchburg was first settled in 1757 by Quaker John Lynch who started a ferry service at a ford across the James River to carry traffic to and from New London. Lynch was buried in the graveyard at the South River Friends Meetinghouse. Micajah Moorman settled on 308 acres of land on Mollies Creek in Gladys, Virginia. Apparently Moorman planned to follow the Quaker movement into Ohio because he owned 350 acres there. When he died in 1806, he specified that 50 acres of land be purchased in Ohio and that if the family wished, should removed to Ohio. The Encyclopedia of Quaker Records by Hinshaw reflect that Moorman was married to another Quaker, Susannah Chiles, in Caroline County in 1754. It is always a good idea to examine these records to follow the movements of the families.

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Campbell County, Virginia Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Marriages, Tax Digests

Campbell County, Virginia Campbell County was first settled in the early 1730s by Scotch-Irish families. It was named after Revolutionary War hero, General William Campbell who became famouse when he defeated the Tories and Loyalists at the Battle of Kings Mountain. In 1757, John Lynch, son of one of the first Quaker families, operated a ferry service which crossed the James River and ultimately helped to populate the present city of Lynchburg. Meanwhile, Lynchs brother, Charles, developed Green Level (now Avoca), located in present day Altavista. Lynchburg was officially created from Campbell County land in 1786. Fifty acres of land donated by Jeremiah Rust in 1784 became the county seat of Rustburg. Brookneal, a busy intersection of trails on the Staunton River, was founded in 1802. Patrick Henry himself removed to Campbell County after having served five terms as Governor of Virginia and developed his Red Hill Plantation. When Henry died on June 6, 1799, he was buried at Red Hill and today the plantation is a public shrine to his memory. Campbell County was named for William Campbell, one of the heroes of the Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780. The county was formed in 1781 from the county of Bedford and was the first Virginia county to be formed after the Revolutionary War.

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  • Campbell County. Marriages and Deaths published in the Lynchburg Press and abstracts from The Virginian Magazine (1812 to 1828)
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Images of Campbell Wills 1782 to 1800


Adams, Robert | Arthur, William | Baber, Robert | Baughan, Aris | Brooks, William | Brown, William | Bryan, John | Burton, Jesse | Caffery, John | Campbell, James | Cobbs, Charles | Conner, Allen | Credle, Mildred | Dann, John | Darrison, Edward | Davison, Alexander | Dearing, Edward | DePriest, John | Dixon, James | Douglass, Robert | Drinkwater, John | Funk, Peter | Garrett, Robert | Gaulding, Samuel | Hairston, Andrew | Hairston, Samuel | Harris, Arthur | Hart, Martha | Hart, William | Herndon, David | Hunter, John | Hutcheson, William | Irvine, William | Irving, John | Johns, Jesse | Jordan, Charles | Karr, James | Leeson, Samuel | Mann, Barbery | Marshall, William Sr. | Mason, John | Martin, Robert | Mason, John Sr. | Mathews, Gregory | Metcalfe, John Strachey | Moore, William | Moorman, Achilles | Moorman, Andrew | Moorman, Charles | Moorman, Zachariah | Oglesby, Richard | Oglesby, Thomas | Petticrew, Matthew | Powell, Moses | Quarles, John | Richardson, John | Rosson, David | Russell, Robert | Rust, Jeremiah | Scott, John | Simmons, Charles | Simpson, Robert | Spraggins, William | Stone, William | Stovall, George | Stovall, George Jr. | Sturman, Valentine | Tate, Henry | Taylor, Charles | Thompson, John | Trueman, Henry | Tucker, Matthew | Turner, John | Walker, Samuel | Ward, Mark | Watts, William | Weaver, John | Williamson, Robert | Womack, Alexander | Wynne, Joshua

Images of Campbell Wills 1800 to 1810

Testators: Adams, William | Anthony, Elizabeth | Boughton, George | Bowers, Nicholas | Bradley, Absalom | Brown, William | Canefax, John | Clark, James | Cock, George | Creasey, William | Crews, Nancy | Daniel, Peter | Davenport, Wilson | Edds, Joseph | Elder, Joseph | Gilliam, Charles | Jones, Joel Walker | Lamb, John | Lewelling, Charles | Martin, David | Martin, William | May, Agnes | McKinney, John | Moore, Samuel | Moorman, Elijah | Ratekin, Patrick | Rawlins, Peter | Reynolds, James | Roberts, Benjamin | Stith, Richard | Tate, George | Tate, Nathaniel | Terrell, David | Timberlake, Philip | Walthall, Thomas | Webber, John | Wood, John | Wright, Thomas