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Nancy Arbuckle line

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Re: Nancy Arbuckle line

CMarlow3167 (View posts)
Posted: 12 Jul 2009 3:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Arbuckle, Gilmore, Thompson, Lockhart
Nancy, James Arbuckle married only twice. First to Margaret Thompson and two years after her death he married Rachel Gilmore. I believe that Gilmore may have been her last name from a previous marriage, and between them they had only the one son, James. Rachel was not a nice person and James left her and he returned to Greenbrier County to live with his daughter, Elizabeth, wife of Henry Hunter.
In an article found on the Internet in August, 2004 I find the following: "First Settlement in Turkey Cove" (this is information from Wise County, Virginia and perhaps part of Russell County, VA) ............................In April 1775 or 1776, Jeptha Massey, along with his brother-in-law, Thomas Sowards, made a settlement on this same land on a pre-emption for 1000 acres in Turkey Cove and they were also granted a warrant by the Land Commissioners of Washington County in 1781. Massey who was granted the warrant for this land actually lived on it, as did Sowards, built a cabin, cleared land, planted corn, cabbage, peach stones and apple seeds, but were driven out by the Indians in June, 1776, although they returned after Col. William Christian' Cherokee Campaign ended in the fall of that year. Jeptha Massey sold his warrant sometime between 1777 and 1779 to one James Arbuckle who moved his family into the cove and occupied the Massey cabin at the Sinking Springs. Marital trouble began between James Arbuckle and his wife, Rachel, and he left her, going to Greenbrier County, West Virginia (then Virginia) where he died at the home of Henry Hunter in April, 1783. Rachel continued to live on in the Turkey Cove and with Jeptha Massey, the cause of separation from her husband, at a place called "Rachael's Cabin." She was still living here in 1780 when Vincent Hobbs went to the Turkey Cove to make a settlement and he said she seemed very angry that he trespassed upon her land, which she claimed by Massey's settlement right. On October 12, 1781, Rachael Arbuckle sold the land to William and Robert Davis and Alexander Wiley of Wythe County, having either her son, James, who was 14 or 15 years old, or one Joseph Cury forge the "X" for her husband's signature. James Arbuckle, Jr., who was born in 1766 or'67, stated in Jefferson County, Indiana on March 20, 1820 that Cury made the "X" mark................ the article goes on to say - The Davis brothers, William and Robert and Alexander Wiley used the Arbuckle land to pasture livestock, and did not reside upon it, as did James Thompson who owned the large tract upon which Capitan Vincent Hobbs settled with his family in 1780. Thomposn, who lived at the Townhouse in Chilhowie was a son-in-law of Col. Evan Shelby and had herdsmen who tended his and Shelby's cattle on the Turkey Cove land. These two land grants of McGaughy's and Massey's were for the same tract of land caused two lawsuits in Chancery Court of both Wythe and Augusta Counties, the first being Simon Ely vs Davis and the second in Wythe being between the heirs of James Arbuckle vs Davis and Wiley. Who was this James Arbuckle, Sr? He came into Augusta County, Virginia around 1745. He had a wife and two sons, Matthew and Thomas Arbuckle. He was serving in the militia prior to April 21, 1759 with the two sons serving as their father's servants. After the death of his first wife, James Arbuckle, Sr., married the above mentioned wife, Rachael, on January 11, 1762 and by her had at least one son, the James Arbuckle, Jr, heretofore mentioned. Matthew Arbuckle, son of James, Sr., by his first wife, was the famed Captain Matthew Arbuckle on James River who was in command at the murder of the Indian Chief Cornstalk. Matthew and his wife, Frances, who after his death in Greenbrier County, in 1781, married a man named Welch, had at least two sons, Charles and John Arbuckle.

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