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Ancestors of Isaac Franklin CHAPMAN

Generation No. 5


      24. John C CHAPMAN, born Jan 18, 1739/40 in Orange, VA, USA; died Dec 18, 1813 in Giles, VA, USA. He was the son of 48. Isaac CHAPMAN and 49. Sarah COLE. He married 25. Sarah Sally ABBOTT in CULPEPPER CO. VA..

      25. Sarah Sally ABBOTT, born 1744 in Montgomery, VA, USA; died 1816 in Walkers Creek, Giles, VA, USA. She was the daughter of 50. David Richard ABBOT.

Notes for John C CHAPMAN:
Buried in old Chapman Cemetery near old homestead in Giles County.
In November 1768 he along with Richard Chapman & Moredock McKensey removed from Culpeper to the Shenandoah, in the Valley of VA & in 1771 came to the New River Valley & settled at mouth of Walker's Creek where he had two dwelling destroyed by the Indians & forced to flee to Snidow Fort for protection.
List to Col. Wm. Preston names John Chapman - Battle of Point Pleasant, 10-10-1774. Montgomery CT. Record. Ferry granted John Chapman 11/23/1785. This ferry crossed the river near Ripplemead, VA.



More About John CHAPMAN and Sarah ABBOTT:
Marriage: CULPEPPER CO. VA.
     
Children of John CHAPMAN and Sarah ABBOTT are:
  i.   Annie CHAPMAN, born 1763; died 1831 in Giles, VA, USA; married John LYBROCK; died Unknown.
  Notes for Annie CHAPMAN:
DAUGHTER OF RICHARD ABBOTT

  ii.   Isaac E. CHAPMAN, born Apr 19, 1764; died May 29, 1836 in Giles, VA, USA; married Eleane JOHNSON; died Unknown.
  12 iii.   George Jackson CHAPMAN, born 1765 in CuLPEPPER CO. VA.; died Apr 20, 1816 in Giles, VA, USA; married Patience CLAY May 03, 1789.
  iv.   John CHAPMAN, born Nov 06, 1771 in Montgomery Co., VA; died Jun 04, 1797 in Giles, VA, USA; married Dicey NAPIER; born Nov 08, 1770 in Montgomery Co., VA; died Unknown.
  v.   Sallie CHAPMAN, born Aug 26, 1776; died Feb 26, 1857 in Giles, VA, USA; married (1) Jacob MILLER; died Unknown; married (2) David JOHNSON; died Unknown.
  vi.   Henley CHAPMAN, born 1780; died 1864; married Mary ALEXANDER; died Unknown.
  vii.   Jemima CHAPMAN, born 1784; died Bef. 1837; married Charles HALL; died Unknown.
  Notes for Jemima CHAPMAN:
DAUGHTER OF RICHARD ABBOTT



      26. Mitchell CLAY, born Jan 05, 1734/35 in Henrico, VA, USA; died 1810 in Franklin, VA, USA. He was the son of 52. William Mitchell CLAY and 53. Martha Anne LEWIS. He married 27. Phoebe BELCHER 1760.

      27. Phoebe BELCHER, born Apr 15, 1740 in Bedford County,Virginia; died Jul 26, 1810 in Giles County, Virginia. She was the daughter of 54. Richard D. BELCHER and 55. Mary Obedience CLAY.

Notes for Mitchell CLAY:
PART OF THE MITCHELL CLAY FARM IS NOW OCCUPIED BY CELANESE PLANT AT THE NARROWS VA.
In April 1774 was granted 800 acres by Lord Dunsmore, governor of Virginia. Land lies in what is now Mercer County on Bluestone River and extends from mouth of Lashmeet Creek to the Blue Bridge at Gardner Road, Spanishburg. Called Clover Bottom. He and his wife and eleven children moved to this land in 1775. In 1783 family was attacked by Indian party and two children were killed. Moved to New River and settled on land where Celanese plant now stands. Mitchell Clay died in 1811 and buried on his farm. In spring of 1985 13 or 14 graves moved from inside plant grounds to Birch Lawn Cemetery east of Pearisburg, VA. Graves near flagpole. According to Codicil dated March 30, 1812 to his will of July 26, 1810 being in perfect health, son Mitchell, Jr. is to have slaves Phebe & Jack. William to have Liddy. Boy Ned to be sold to pay debts.
Note: Military Service: Private in Revolutionary War Battle Of Point Pleasant He married Phoebe Belcher in Bedford Co. Va, 1760. Phoebe was born in Bedford Co. Va about 1740. She was the daughter of Richard Belcher and Mary Obedience Clay. Phoebe died 1810 in Giles Co Va. Phoebe died 1810 in Giles Co Va. Mitchell applied for bounty land in Fincastle County, VA, April 1774. In April of 1774, there was granted by Lord Dunmore, the Royal Govenor of Virginia, to Mitchell Clay, assignee of Lieutenant John Draper, 800 acres of land on Bluestone Creek, Clover Bottom, then Fincastle Co Va now Summers Co WV. Mitchell drew the land in then, Fincastle County, Virginia, for services rendered as a soldier in the French and Indian war, which began in 1754. Summers' History of Southwest Virginia (1746-1786) page 146 states that on April 25, 1774, Mitchell Clay had 1000 acres, both sides Bluestone Creek, Clover Bottom, according to a survey by John Floyd and others in 1774-1775, lying mostly in Kentucky. This land was acquired under the King's proclamation of 1763 for service in French and Indian war 1754-1763. The grant was made by Dunmore, Governor of the Colony and embraced 1000 acres. It is probable that both Mitchell and his father were in this war. Johnston says that Mitchell Clay married Phoebe Belcher in Franklin County, Virginia, in 1760. He is evidently in error, as Franklin County was not then created. Johnston obtained his information from a manuscript record made by two of the grandsons of Mitchell, and these are usually more or less elastic as to dates and places, though on the whole, fairly accurate. Mitchell Clay had been living on the Clover Bottoms only about one year when the war of the Revolution broke out, Mitchell clay, in april 1774, obtained a crown grant from Lord Dunmore, then royal governor of Virginia, for 803 acres of land described as being situated on both sides of Bluestone Creek, a branch of new river, and called Clover Bottom. With his family ,he moved to his new estate in the spring of 1775. In August of 1785 there occurred the famous Shawnee Massacre, in which two of his children, Bartley and Tabitha, were Killed outright, and a third, Ezekiel, carried captive to Chillicothe, and there burned at the stake. Following the massacre at Clover Bottom, settlers from the new river country pursued the Indians and overtook a portion of them - the main body having in the meantime divided - on Pond Fork, Boone county. in the fight that followed two sons of Mitchell clay, David and Mitchell, the younger, were participants. Ezekiel Clay was not recovered, he being with the other band of Indians, and it was in retaliation for losses inflicted upon their comrades on Pond Fork that the Indians burned him at the stake upon their arrival at their village on the pickaway plains. After this disaster came upon his family ,Mitchell Clay moved to the new river country near Pearisburg, where he acquired, on the opposite side of the river from where the town now stands, a tract of land which later was known as the Johnston farm. he resided there until his death in 1811. At Point Pleasant ,Mitchell Clay was a soldier in the army of general Andrew Lewis, at the battle of point pleasant, oct. 10, 1774. He was also a member of captain Daniel Smith's company of Fincastle Militia during the Revolutionary War. The sons of Mitchell Clay were very active in the early history of Montgomery and Giles counties. They were men of splendid proportions, and men of exceptional attainments for their day and opportunities. Their caliber is amply attested by a Montgomery county court order enter June 4, 1799, in which three of them were recommended to the governor of Virginia for commissions as officers in the same battalion. Children Mitchell Clay and Phoebe Belcher:1. Patience Clay b: 1760 Bedford county Marriage 1 Phebe BELCHER b: 1837 in Amelia Co., Vir.Note: CHAN29 Jan 2004


More About Mitchell CLAY:
Burial: Unknown, 1985 Reburied in Birch Lawn Cemetery east of Pearisburg, Giles County, Virginia 1
Will: BOOK A PAGE 71 GILES CO. VA. 7-26-1810 3-11-1811

More About Phoebe BELCHER:
Burial: Unknown, 1985 Reburied in Birch Lawn Cemetery east of Pearisburg, Giles County, Virginia 1

More About Mitchell CLAY and Phoebe BELCHER:
Marriage: 1760
     
Children of Mitchell CLAY and Phoebe BELCHER are:
  13 i.   Patience CLAY, born 1760 in Bedford Cty, VA, USA; died 1866 in Floyd, KY, USA; married George Jackson CHAPMAN May 03, 1789.
  ii.   David CLAY, born 1761 in Franklin, VA, USA; died 1818 in Wilkinson, GA, USA.
  iii.   Tibitha CLAY, born 1763 in Franklin, VA, USA; died Aug 1783 in Bluestone, Mercer, WV, USA.
  Notes for Tibitha CLAY:
KILLED BY INDIANS

  iv.   Rebecca CLAY, born Bet. 1764 - 1771 in Bedford, VA, USA; died Apr 15, 1844 in Giles, VA, USA; married COL. George PEARIS Oct 05, 1784; born 1758; died 1811.
  Notes for Rebecca CLAY:
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Rebecca was considered "First Lady of Giles" County. During the summer of 1840 she complained that her husband Phillip was away from home too much since he was away visiting every home in the county - all 328 of them - as a census taker. At that time Rebecca was without question the "Grand Old Lady of Mercer County

  Notes for COL. George PEARIS:
George was the chief Gentlemen Justice of Giles County and the founder of
Pearisburg, Virginia.

  More About COL. George PEARIS:
Military service: REV. WAR VETS

  More About George PEARIS and Rebecca CLAY:
Marriage: Oct 05, 1784

  v.   Bartley CLAY, born 1766 in Bedford, VA, USA; died Aug 1783 in Clover Bottom, Mercer, WV, USA.
  Notes for Bartley CLAY:
KILLED BY INDIANS


  vi.   Ezekiel CLAY, born 1767 in Bedford, VA, USA; died Aug 1783 in Chilliecothe, OH, USA.
  vii.   Obedience CLAY, born 1769 in Blackwater River, Bedford, VA, USA; died 1830 in Giles, VA, USA; married John FRENCH Jan 1787; died Unknown.
  More About John FRENCH:
Military service: REV. WAR VETS

  More About John FRENCH and Obedience CLAY:
Marriage: Jan 1787

  viii.   Mitchell CLAY, born Jan 05, 1772 in Blackwater River, Bedford, VA, USA; died Feb 1851 in Raleigh, VA, USA.
  ix.   Mary CLAY, born Bet. 1772 - 1785 in Bedford, VA, USA; died Apr 25, 1851 in Wyoming, WV, USA; married William STEWART; died Unknown.
  x.   Charles L Clay, born 1774 in Bedford, VA, USA; died Feb 08, 1820 in Bedford, VA, USA.
  Notes for Charles L Clay:
KILLED BY INDIANS

  xi.   Naomi CLAY, born 1774 in Henrico, VA, USA; died Unknown; married Joseph HARE Apr 1787; died Unknown.
  More About Joseph HARE:
Military service: REV. WAR VETS

  More About Joseph HARE and Naomi CLAY:
Marriage: Apr 1787

  xii.   William CLAY, born Sep 01, 1777 in Bedford, VA, USA; died Jan 12, 1842 in Lawrence, KY, USA.
  xiii.   Henry J Clay, born 1781 in Bedford, VA, USA; died Jan 12, 1866 in Matheny, Wyoming, WV, USA.
  xiv.   Sarah CLAY, born 1783 in Rockingham, Bedford, VA, USA; died Jul 26, 1810 in Giles, VA, USA; married CAPT. John PETERS; died Unknown.
  More About CAPT. John PETERS:
Military service: WAR OF 1812 VETS




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