William Settle, son of John and Mary (Strother) Settle, was born in old Rappahannock County, Virginia in 1692. he died at the age of 69 in1761. William married in 1716. His wife's name was Sarah (maiden name unknown).
In 1717, he purchased 50 acres in Hanover Parish, Richmond County, from Richard Butler described as being on the lowermost side of the western main branch of the Chincoteaque Creek. This area later became part of King George County in 1721-1721 along witha portion of Westmoreland County. William was a planter and was also appointed the offfice of Under Sheriff of King George County on July 6, 1727.
He sold his plantation on April 9, 1736 to Richard Green and moved to Westmoreland County where he spent the rest of his life. In his will, dated October 1, 1760, he gives all his estate to his wife Sarah and son Joel. It was witnessed by Joel Settle and Joseph Settle. One of the appointed appraisers of the estate was James Dishman.
The following events occurred during his lifetime:
Peter I proclaimed Emperor of all Russia (1721) Jesuits expelled from Russia (1719) With Shih Tsung the Yung Cheng dynasty accedes in China (1722) Gin drinking becomes popular in London (1724) George Washington born (1732) English factory workers not allowed to emigrate to America (1731) John Adams and Paul Revere born (1735) 8,000 Salzburg Protestants settle in Georgia (1734) First cuckoo clocks in Black Forest district (1738) Victor Behring, after descovering Alaska, dies of hunger and cold (1740) First settlement in South Dakota (1743) Swiss astronomer, Anders Celsius, invents centigrade thermometer (1742) Ishege becomes Shogun of Japan (1745) Princeton University founded in New Jersey (1746) Population in Europe is approxiamately 140 million (1750) Benjamin Franklin invents the lightning conductor (1752)
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