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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The first settlers to Jamestown were instigated at the instance of Captain John Smith. Apparently, this group of immigrants were vagrants brought in off the street of London and includes adults, boys and girls. Vagrancy is noted and what street or parish they were found in. In some cases the church-wardens brought them in for confinement. The vagrants include adults, boys and girls. The 1619 list includes notes from Capt. John Smith, such as "died" and the occupation. The first settlements into the Virginia colony were fraught with hardship. By 1619, it appears that over half of those sent were dead. The Indian massacre did not occur until 1620 or 1621, however, the Powhatan tribe was unfriendly and the settlers had to defend themselves against attacks. This meant that they could not leave the fort during such attacks and apparently died of hardship and starvation. To see these lists, you must become a member of Virginia Pioneers
Sources: Minutes of the Court of Governors of Bridewell. Microfilm at Bethlem Royal Hospital, monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3BX, England. Originals at King Edward's School, Witley, Surrey, England and Records of the Virginia Company of London, ed. Susan M. Kingsbury, published for the Library of Congress, 1906-1935; Journal of the Virginia House of Burgesses.
- The Virginia Company of London 1606 to 1624
- First Settlers to Jamestown in 1607 as noted by Captain John Smith.
- Immigrants sent from London to Virginia in 1618.
- Immigrants sent from London to Virginia in 1619.
- Immigrants sent from London to Virginia in 1620.
- Immigrants sent from London to Virginia in 1622.
1684 English Merchants residing in Virginia
- Passinger List of ship Charming Molly to Essex County 1765
- Immigrants to Middlesex County 1674 to 1702
- Miscellaneous Immigrants from Virginia Executive Papers
- Deaths of Members Listed in the Journal of the House of Burgesses 1702 to 1761
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Campbell County, Virginia Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Marriages, Tax Digests
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.
Campbell County Wills, Estates, Marriages available to members of Virginia Pioneers
Marriages and Deaths
- Abstracts of Wills (1782-1801)
Images of Campbell Wills 1782 to 1800
- Campbell County. Marriages and Deaths published in the Lynchburg Press and abstracts from The Virginian Magazine (1812 to 1828)
- Campbell County Marriage Bonds 1781 to 1854
- Campbell County Quaker Marriages
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
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