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Rev. Jacob Metcalf(e)

Rev. Jacob Metcalf(e)

wimsams (View posts)
Posted: 15 Mar 2002 10:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 14 Dec 2003 8:42PM GMT
Surnames: Metcalf, Metcalfe, Medcalf, Medcalfe, Midkiff, Medkiff, Midcalf
Jacob Metcalfe/Medcalf/Midcalf/Medkiff/Midkiff, etc., was an assistant minister of Reedy Bottom Baptist Church in Halifax County, VA, in 1772. Other than that, I can find very little about him. Can anyone tell me the names of his parents, the date and place of his birth, and the date and place of his death? Sincerely, Bill Simpson, Richmond, VA

Re: Rev. Jacob Metcalf(e)

presb (View posts)
Posted: 9 Mar 2004 1:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Oct 2005 3:45AM GMT
Go to the Metcalf list without an e for more information about this family. Their land apparently later fell into Pittsylvania Co., later.

Re: Rev. Jacob Metcalf(e)

presb (View posts)
Posted: 9 Mar 2004 1:30PM GMT
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Edited: 30 Oct 2005 3:45AM GMT
1 Aug 1772. Land Grant to Jacob Medcalf in Pittsylvania Co., VA, 340 acres on the branches of Birch's Creek, adjoining land of Parish.

Virginia Land Office Patents No. 40, 1771-1772, p. 860 (Reel 39)

Re: Rev. Jacob Metcalf(e)

presb (View posts)
Posted: 6 Apr 2005 2:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Oct 2005 3:45AM GMT
Surnames: METCALF, WEEKS, ALDERSON, LUNSFORD
16 Oct 1737. Will of Samuel FINNLY, mcht. Prince George's Co., Maryland, 16th Oct. 1737, 2nd Feb., 1737. To Johny ALDRIDGE entire estate. Test: Henry ENOCH, JOSEPH METCALF, planters. N.B. Depositiion taken at instance of Joseph CHAPLIN. Will Book 21, p. 846 (Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 7, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1968, p. 236.) Has been verified.

[Same Joseph Metcalf as below?]

21 Nov 1744. Joseph MIDCAF of Prince Georges County, Maryland, planter, to James PERRY of PG Co., planter, for 60 L, a tract of land called MIDCAFS Meadow, lying in PG, bounded by a little spring within ½ mile of the Waggon Road that goes from Stulls Mill to the mountains, containing 100 acres of Calerton or Conegoehege Manor (royal mines excepted). Signed: Joseph (his mark) MIDCALF. Wit: Edward OWON (Owen), James (+ his mark) LIN, Nath. WICKHAM, Joseph CHAPLINE. This deed was ack. By Jos MIDCAF and Mary, his wife. Recorded Nov. 28, 1744. (Prince George’s County, Maryland, Land Records 1743-1746, TLC Genealogy, 1998, p. 61.)

[Did Joseph & Mary Metcalf sell their land and move down the Great Wagon Road to Pittsylvania Co., VA? There is a gap of several years here. The Great Wagon Road is now called I 81.]

To be dated. “Ordered that David TERRY, Benjamin TERRY, Jr., Joseph METCALF, and William King procession all the patent land from where the County Line crosses Sandy Creek to the head of the said creek and to the ridges on both sides, & c. to BANISTER.” (Vestry Book of Camden Parish, 1767-1820, With other miscellaneous records, Transcribed by Mary Leigh Boisseau, 469 Brightwell Dr., Danville, VA, 24540, 1986)

4 Apr 1751. Henry BELL, 400 acres begin: at a Pine in Joseph MEDCALF’S lower line thence joing sd BELL’s former survey. (Entry Record Book, 1737-1770, Land entries in the present Virginia counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Frankin, and Patrick, Transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito, 1984, p. 102.)

14 Feb 1753. Jacob CHANEY, 400 acres land on the Crooked Creek joining John HANNAHS and Joseph METCALF’S lines. (Entry Record Book, 1737-1770, Land entries in the present Virginia counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Frankin, and Patrick, Transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito, 1984, p. 135.)

5 July 1753. Joseph MEDCALF, Junr., 400 acres on Elkhorn Cr. joining Robert WEAKLEY, Joseph MEDCALF and Wm. TRIGGS. (Entry Record Book, 1737-1770, Land entries in the present Virginia counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Frankin, and Patrick, Transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito, 1984, p. 145.)

18 April 1754. William MADCALF Junr. 400 acres between Mayo Rr., Mill Cr. & some of the Branches of Green Cr. begin: at a Mark’t Red Oak Standing near a Place call’d Haman’s Meadows & running on the Waters of both sd Creek’s. N.B. the Red Oak is mark.d WM. (Entry Record Book, 1737-1770, Land entries in the present Virginia counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Frankin, and Patrick, Transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito, 1984, p. 173.)

16 Aug 1756. Land grant to Joseph MEDCALF in Lunenburg County, VA. 175 acres on both sides of Elkhorn Creek, beginning on the south side of said river. (Virginia Land Patents No. 34, 1756-1765, p. 100, Reel 33-34)

7 May 1762. Thomas MADCAP Enters 400 acres of land beg. at an Oak Mark’t T on the W.t side of a Mountain run.g E.t & Down. Also 400 acres. On CARGILLS line on the West Side the Mountain beg. at a dogwood Mark’t T. (Entry Record Book, 1737-1770, Land entries in the present Virginia counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Frankin, and Patrick, Transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito, 1984, p. 229.)

15 Feb 1764. Thomas RICHARDS 400 acres on Verderys branch of Birches Cr. Beg. Neare the head of the sd Br. Th.e down on both sides. Joseph MEDKIFF 400 acres adj.g the Lower Line of the last men.d Entry when run thence Extending on the Branches of Wilsons fork of Birches Cr. for qty. (Entry Record Book, 1737-1770, Land entries in the present Virginia counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Frankin, and Patrick), Transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito, 1984, p. 264.)

16 Feb 1764. William MEDKIFF 400 acres of land begin. at a pine tree by a Great Rock at Verdry branch thence Extending Northwardly for qty. On the brs. Of Birches Cr. (Entry Record Book, 1737-1770, Land entries in the present Virginia counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Frankin, and Patrick, Transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito, 1984, p. 256.)

19 July 1764. Thos MEDKIFF 400 acres of land on the East side Mountain Cr. Adj.g BEENS Line and Down the sd. Cr. (Entry Record Book, 1737-1770, Land entries in the present Virginia counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Frankin, and Patrick, Transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito, 1984, p. 259.)

28 July 1764. Thomas MEDKIFF 400 acres of land adj.g his Entry on Mountain Cr. Beg. at the upper East Cor. When run Extending towards the Mountain Lick for Qty. Also 400 acres on the branches of Shoco Cr. & Banister Beg. at a W.O. at the head of a Draught of Shoco Extending across Clouds old Road for Qty. Also 400 acres Beg. at a W.O. on the East side of Henry PRUETS path th.e up Shoco and Adj.g TERRY’S Order Line for qty. (Entry Record Book, 1737-1770, Land entries in the present Virginia counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Frankin, and Patrick, Transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito, 1984, p. 260.)

6 Aug 1764. Thos. MEDKIFF & Hugh HENRY enters 400 acres of land adjoining Terry’s Order Line Extending towards an on the branches of Banister Rr. Also 400 acres adj.g FOWLES’ Order Line Th.e Extending on the Branches of Banister Rr. Also 400 acres beg. at the Dry Fork of Byrd Br. Th.e Extending towards Banister Mountain for qty. Thos. MEDKIFF Enters 400 acres of land beg. at a R.O. on Banister Mountain mark’t T.M. Th.e extending towards Shoco Cr. for qty. (Entry Record Book, 1737-1770, Land entries in the present Virginia counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Frankin, and Patrick, Transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito, 1984, p. 260.)

18 Aug 1764. James MEDKIFF 400 beg. at a White Oak on a Draught of Bryants Br. Th.e Extending towards the branches of Squerill Cr. Thos. MEDKIFF and Hugh HENRY 800 acres, 400 each on the branches of Bryants br. & Squeril Cr. Beg. at the West Cor. Of the last ment.d Entry when run. Also 400 acres adj.g the West Line of the Last Mentioned Entry when run. (Entry Record Book, 1737-1770, Land entries in the present Virginia counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Frankin, and Patrick, Transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito, 1984, p. 263.)

15 Sept 1764. Thos. MEDKIFF 400 acres of land on Bird Branch beg. at the Mo. Th.e up and down Banister Rr. On the So. Side & up the Sd. Br. (Entry Record Book, 1737-1770, Land entries in the present Virginia counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Frankin, and Patrick), Transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito, 1984, p. 264.)

1765. [Same Joseph Metcalf?] “Until 1765 the Baptist congregations in Virginia were united to the Philadelphia Association but in that year obtained their dismissal and set about the task of building their own association in Virginia. Their first convention was held “in Ketocton in Loudoun” the old church there thus giving the first Baptist Association in Virginia its name. At that time the Colony had only four Baptist churches but all of them were represented at this first convention by the following delegates: Ketocton: John MARKS and John LLOYD; Smith and Lynsville Creek: John ALDERSON; Mill Creek: John GARRARD and Isaac SUTTON; Broad Run: David THOMAS and Joseph METCALF.” (Legends of Loudoun, by Harrison Williams, Garrett and Massie, Inc., Richmond, VA, p. 79.)

22 Dec 1766. Thomas MEDCALF 400 acres on So. Side of Sweetings fork beg. att eh Mo. Of a bold br. Th.e up on both sides. Also 400 acres on the old path that goes from Capt. WILSONS to Wm. BEEN’S beg. at a Post Oak mark’t T. Th.e on both sides of the sd. Path each way. (Entry Record Book, 1737-1770, Land entries in the present Virginia counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Frankin, and Patrick, Transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito, 1984, p. 310.)

27 Dec 1766. Thos. MEDCALF 400 acres on the No. Side Shoco Cr. Beg. at the Cattail Spring thence ___. Thomas MEDCALF Enters 400 acres of land at the head Spring of Turkey Cock Cr. Th.e Each way. (Entry Record Book, 1737-1770, Land entries in the present Virginia counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Frankin, and Patrick, Transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito, 1984, p. 310.)

3 Jan 1767. Jacob COX 400 acres on the So. Fork of Green Cr. on the So. Mayo beg. at William MEDCALFS line th.e up on both Sides. (Entry Record Book, 1737-1770, Land entries in the present Virginia counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Frankin, and Patrick), Transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito, 1984, p. 316.)

19 Feb 1767. Thos MEDKIFF Enters all the Vacant land between TERRYS order lines, WOODSONS & CALAWAYS not Exceeding 400 acres. (Entry Record Book, 1737-1770, Land entries in the present Virginia counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Frankin, and Patrick, Transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito, 1984, p. 321.)

21 Feb 1767. Jacob MEDKIFF 400 acres on the brs. Of Birches Cr. Beg. at Blaz’d poplar Th.e up & down the Sd. Brs. Of Sd. Cr. Also 400 acres beg. at a pond above the head of Birches Cr. Th.e Each way for wty. (Entry Record Book, 1737-1770, Land entries in the present Virginia counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Frankin, and Patrick, Transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito, 1984, p. 321.)

10 Mar 1767. Thos. MEDKIFF 400 acres on Sweeting Fork of Sandy Cr. beg. at a Broad Rock at the 2nd fork above Adam’s Road th.e up & between The Forks.
Also 400 acres on a br. Of Sweetings fork Beg. at a forked paoplar Blaz’d Th.e up on both sides. Also 400 acres on Sweetings Fork Beg. at a Sweet Gum Blaz’d Th.e up on both sides.
Thos. MEDKIFF 400 acres on a br. Of Sandy Cr. Beg. at 3 Chestnut Stumps Th.e up on both sides.
Also 400 acres on a br. Of Sandy Cr. Beg. at a hickory with 3 Chops Th.e up on both sides.
Also 400 on the last mentioned Br. Beg. at a Black Oak in a fork of sd Br. Th.e up & Down both sides.
Also 400 acres on Isaac CERTAINS fork of White Oak Cr. Beg. at a Black Oak Blaz’d Th.e up & down.
Thos. MEDKIFF & Joseph FARGERSON 400 acres on the No. Side of White Oak Mountain Beg. at a Water Oak mark’t __ T at a Spring Th.e Down on both sides.
Thos. MEDKIFF 400 acres on a br. Of Sweetings fork which runs through Sweetings old plantation Begin. at a piggon Oak Th.e Extending Westwardly. (Entry Record Book, 1737-1770, Land entries in the present Virginia counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Frankin, and Patrick, Transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito, 1984, p. 322.)

21 Aug 1767. Thos. MEDKIFF 400 acres on a Br. Of Sweetings fork Beg. at a B.O. Mark.d with a Blaze & 3 chops Th.e up and down on both sides. Also 400 acres on a br. Of Sweetings fork Beg. at a Post Oak in a fork of sd. Br. Mark.d with 3 chops & a Blaze Th.e up & down. (Entry Record Book, 1737-1770, Land entries in the present Virginia counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Frankin, and Patrick, Transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito, 1984, p. 380.)

15 Jun 1768. Thomas MEDKIFF 400 acres beg. at the West End of Chesnut Ridge & at a Black Oak Marked TM on a br. Of Elk Cr. th.e ab.t for Qty. (Entry Record Book, 1737-1770, Land entries in the present Virginia counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Frankin, and Patrick, Transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito, 1984, p. 345.)

26 Aug 1768. Thos. MEDKIFF 400 acres on the East Side of Peters Cr. adj.g Wards line of Cane Brake Survey. Th.e ab.t for qty. (Entry Record Book, 1737-1770, Land entries in the present Virginia counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Frankin, and Patrick, Transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito, 1984, p. 348.)

9 Sep 1768. Thomas MIDKIFF 400 acres beg. at David HANBEY’S line on Peters Cr. runing up on both sides for qty. Also 400 acres on a fork of Elk Cr. Commonly Called the Widdows fork beg. at a Blaz’d W.O. running down the fork for complement. Also 400 acres beg. on TURNERS & Jas. FISHERS lines on Elk Cr. Runing up for Qty. (Entry Record Book, 1737-1770, Land entries in the present Virginia counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Frankin, and Patrick, Transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito, 1984, p. 349.)

21 Feb 1769. Thomas MEDKIFF 400 acres on the brs. Of Peters Cr. Beg. at a Black Gum Blazed Near a Little pond on the path that Leads from CLOUDS to Jas. LYONS th.e up & down Lyons path. Also 400 acres on a br. Of Little Dan beg. about ¼ of a mile above Stephen’s Camp th.e up & down both sides for Qty. Also 400 acres on a West br. Of Peters Cr. Beg. at a W.O. Marked T at the Mouth of the sd br. Th.e up on both sides. (Entry Record Book, 1737-1770, Land entries in the present Virginia counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Frankin, and Patrick, Transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito, 1984, p. 354.)

4 Aug 1769. Thomas MEDKIFF 400 acres Beg. at the first pond on the Wagon Road above BEENS old Road th.e on both sides the Wagon Road. Thomas MEDKIFF 400 acres on a br. Of Peter’s Cr. Beg. at a Ches.t Marked T Near an old path th.e down the br. To Peters Cr. Also 400 Acres on the Cane break fork of Little Dan Beg. at a Cierdy Maple marked T th.e up & down on both sides. Also 400 acres Beg. at a B.O. Near the path that goes to FISCRS on the west Side of a small br. Th.e Each way. Also 400 acres beg. on Elk Cr. at a Ches.t Marked TM th.e Each Way. (Entry Record Book, 1737-1770, Land entries in the present Virginia counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Frankin, and Patrick, Transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito, 1984, p. 367.)

23 Aug 1769. Deed Book 1, page 328. Joseph MEDKIFF of Halifax County in the Colony of Virginia of one part and James MEDKIFF of Cambden Parish in County of Pittsylvania of other part...for L? 20 current Money of Virginia, land on both sides of Elkhorn Creek it being part of two tracts granted said Joseph MEDKIFF by Patents, Beginning at John MEDKIFF’S corner...to Joseph MIDKIFF, Junr. corner...crossing Elkhorn Creek...321 acres. Witnesses: Archelius HUGHES, John WIMBUSH, John MEDKIFF. Recorded 25 Aug 1769. Signed Joseph MIDKIFF (his mark). (LOCATE THIS RECORD).

23 Aug 1769. Deed Book 1, page 334. Deed 23 Aug 1769. Joseph MEDKIFF of County of Halifax in Colony of one part and John MEDKIFF of parish of Cambden in County of Pittsylvania and Colony of Virginia of other part...for L?20 Current money of Virginia...land on both sides Elkhorn Creek and being part of two tracts granted to said Joseph MEDKIFF by patents...100 acres of land. Witnesses: John WIMBUSH, Archelius HUGHES, James MEDKIFF. Recorded 25 Aug 1769. Signed: Joseph MEDKIFF (his mark). (LOCATE THIS RECORD)

1771. At the first Virginia Association, 1771, fourteen churches were represented, two of which were the old Dan River Church and the Falls Creek Church, both of Pittsylvania. The Falls Creek Church sent as delegates Samuel HARRIS and Jacob METCIFF, and reported 62 members. (The History of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, by Maud Carter Clement, J.P. Bell Co., Inc., Lynchburg, VA, 1929, p. 128.)

1 Aug 1772. Land grant to Jacob MEDCALF in Pittsylvania County, VA. 340 acres on the branches of Birch’s Creek adjoining the land of Parish. Virginia Land Office Patents No. 40, 1771-1772, p. 860 (Reel 39)

1777. Oaths of Allegiance in Pittsylvania Co., VA. James METCALF, John METCALF, Joseph METCALF. (The Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 23, #1, Feb. 1985.)

27 Mar 1777. John MIDKIFF of Pittsylvania Co., VA sells to James FARMER of same county for 80 pounds, one certain tract of land in Pittsylvania Co. on both sides of Elkhorn Creek containing about 200 acres bounded by Elk Cr. Signed John MIDKIFF, no witnesses. Agnes, wife of John MIDKIFF relinquished right of dower. (Pittsylvania Deed Book #4, pp. 42, 59)

[30 May 1726…John MEDCALF one of the aforesaid Prisoners shall not after the last day of May Seventeen hundred and twenty Six …deliver four good clean prized hogsheads of Tobacco Each hogshead to Contain Six hundred weight of Neat Tobacco in trust for the use of all his Creditors to be Shipt by them on the Risque of the said John MEDCALF… Samuel SWERINGEN of Prince Georges County Planter stands bound for the aforesaid John MEDCALF…in a Considerable Sume of money and Tobacco as the Proper debt of the said John MEDCALF which the said Sweringen would be lyable to Pay in case the said MEDCALF should depart this Province dureing the force of the said Bond. (Archives of Maryland Online, Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729, Volume 38, Page 349-354.)

[Samuel Sweringen would have to pay the debts of John Medcalf, if Medcalf left the province. In 1728 Samuel Sweringen left Prince Georges Co., Maryland for Bertie Co., NC.; then moved to Edgecombe Co., NC by 1733. In 1761 he received a grant of 617 acres on Autry’s Creek. By 1764, he had moved to Anson Co., NC. In 1772 he was exempted from taxes due to being “poor, infirm, aged.” Samuel Sweringen b. 1694 St. Marys, d. 1795 Anson, changed to Montgomery Co., NC, m. Elizabeth Farmer 14 Feb 1714/15 Queen Annes’ Parish, Prince Georges Co., Maryland, recorded St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. (Marks Family Tree, by Michael Morris Marks, Rootsweb.com.)]

[Note that Garrett Van Swearingin, James Claypoole & Richard Medcalfe (Collector of Customs) are found in Lewes, Now Newcastle Co., Delaware 28 Apr 1739. Joshua Littler and Richard Hockley are found in the same place in 1753. Did James Metcalf, m. Claypoole, move to be near family in NC? How is the John Medcalf, above man in debt, related to the Richard Metcalfe in Lewes, Del? What became of John Medcalf?]
[ Samuel was the son of Thomas Swearingen and a grandson of Garrett Van Swearingen of St. Marys Co., Maryland. The Garrett Van Swearingen named in 1739 in Delaware may be his uncle. Samuel Swearingin’s brother John Van Swearingen settled on Rock Creek, in Prince Georges Co., Maryland, later Montgomery Co., Maryland, then became part of which is now part of Washington, D.C. Samuel’s brother Thomas Swearingen settled in Shephardstown, Jefferson Co., VA. Thomas’ son married 1st Pricilla Metcalf about 1740, m. 2nd Sarah Swearingen 19 JUN 1743, daughter of Van Swearingen and Elizabeth Walker. Samuel Sweringen’s nephew Van Swearingen b. 1719 m. Priscilla Metcalf. Samuel’s other brother Van Swearingen settled first on the Monocacy in Frederick Co., MD, moved to Washington Co., MD, north of Hagerstown.]

[A James Farmer purchased land from Joseph Metcalfe in Pittsylvania Co., VA in 1777. Is this James Farmer related to Samuel Swearingen’s mother Elizabeth Farmer Swearingen?]

Jan 1781. Deposition of John MIDKIFF states he volunteered in a company of riflemen commanded by Capt. Thomas SMITH of Pittsylvania Co., VA and marched to North Carolina. He was then attached to a company commanded by Col. Henry LEE and was in the battle of Witsals Mills on (?) Hew River. In August 1781 he was drafted in Pittsylvania Co., VA in a company commanded by Capt. Charles HUDGINS, marched to Yorktown and joined the Continental troops. He returned home and was put under the command of Captain William DIX and attached to a regiment commanded by Col. (?) Field MERIWEATHER. He remained there during the siege and after the taking of Lord CORNWALLIS he was attached to the regiment who had charge of the prisoners and marched as far as Williamsburg and was there discharged on account of bad health by Maj. Wood JONES on 20 Oct. 1781. He was born in Pittsylvania Co., VA on 11 Mar 1762, remained there until he moved to Patrick County, VA in 1823. He requested a pension with this deposition on 18 Oct. 1832 in Patrick Co., VA. (Dept. Of Interior, Bureau of Pensions, obtained by Joel Hager, Rootsweb.com)

April 1781. Membership list of Sandy Creek Church, County Line Baptist Church, Halifax Co., VA: Obadiah ECHOLS, Thomas LOVELACE, Joseph MORRISON, Charles WOMACK, Lewis HALEY, Shadrack YOUNG, Ambrose HALEY, Isham FARMER, Travis TUNE, John MIDKIFF, John FREEMAN, Samuel TINDLE, Caty ECHOLS, Agnes WOMACK, Tabitha LOVELACE, Margaret MORRISON, Elizabeth TINDLE, Mary POWELL, Eleanor ADAMS (deceased), Leana HALEY, Elizabeth HALEY, Temperance HALEY, Judith KRULOCK, Rebecca DERGUSON, Rhoda RIEVES, Hannah YOUNG, Mary WILSON, Ann FREEMAN, Catherine WILLIAMS, Winnfret SULLINS, Mary CARTER, Agnes MIDKIFF, Elizabeth JENNINGS, and Frances FEARS. (The History of County Line Baptist Church, Sandy Creek Church of Halifax Co, VA by Dr. Aubrey M. Keesee, 1930, p. ????)

18 Mar 1782. At a court for claims held at the courthouse of Pittsylvania County the 18th day of March 1782 for adjusting claims for property impressed or taken for public use...Nathan MEDCALF for 1 ½ bu corn for state (militia), 4 shillings, 6. (Virginia Revolutionary Publick Claims, Vol. III, Compiled and Transcribed by Janice L. Abercrombie and Richard Slatten, Iberian Publishing Co., Athens, GA, 1992, p. 766.)

10 Sep 1782. John MIDKIFF m. Mary PARSONS by the Rev. John BAILEY. (Pittsylvania County Marriage records)

22 Dec 1783. Will of Richard PARSONS of Pittsylvania Co., VA; dated 22 Dec 1783, probated 21 Feb 1785.
“I give and bequeath to my well beloved daughter Hannah MADKIFF and her husband Joseph MADKIFF one shilling Sterling...
I give and bequeath to my well beloved daughter Agness MADKIFF and to her husband John MADKIFF one shilling Sterling...
I give and bequeath to my well beloved son George PARSONS...son Joseph PARSONS son Samuel PARSONS ...son William PARSONS...daughter Lydia YATES and her husband Stephen YATES...and lastly as I and my wife is now living with my daughter Lydia YATES and her husband Stephen YATES and they using us with the greatest kindness my will and desire is that they the said Lydia and Stephen YATES to have all the remainder of my estate that is to say my cattle and my black mare and alos all my household furniture which is now in their possession by not til after my decease and the decease of my Wife...I do appoint and constitute my loving sons Joseph and William PARSONS executors of this my last will and testament Witness my hand and seal. Richard PARSONS (his mark), Wit: John PARKS, Samuel PARKS, Richard JOHNSON. At a court hold for Pittsylvania County February the 21, 1785, This last Will and Testament of Richard PARSONS deceased was presented in Court and proved by the Oathes of two of the witnesses Hands and by the Court ordered to be Recorded. Test. Will. TURNBALL. (Pittsylvania Will Book 11, pp. 159-160; Court Order Book 5, p. 139)

[The Richard Parsons above, is said to have married Lydia Briggs. Hannah is said to have been born about 1746 and married Joseph Midkiff in Pittsylvania Co., VA. In Plea Book 1, Halifax Co, VA, 1752-1755 “Alice Allen and Hannah Parsons, spinsters each acknowledge themselves guilty of having a bastard child, to pay fines of 50s or 500 pounds tobacco at laying the next levy for the Parish of Antrim. Nathaniel Terry became their Surety.”]

2 Oct 1785. Elizabeth METCALF m. Nathan SULLENS in Halifax or Pitts. Co. (find record).

[Accumulated information, not proven: She married 1st Frederick Farmer, son of William Farmer of Henry & Patrick Cos., VA; Frederick was a Capt in the Rev. They had five sons: Henry, William, John, Andrew, and Frederick; she m 2nd Nathan Sullens (born about 1741 d. About 1805 TN) and they had no children together. He had children by his first wife, name unknown. Elizabeth is said to have been the daughter of Gov. Thomas Metcalfe of KY, but this cannot be correct since Gov. Metcalf was born in 1780]

17 Jan 1797. Will of John DONALDSON. Wife Hannah mentions land in Kentucky to be divided among children. Witness: Joseph METCLAF. (Frederick Co. Wills & Administrations, 1743-1800, GET THE REST OF THE INFORMATION)

2 Oct 1797. Jacob METCALF m. Elizabeth BUCKNER in Campbell Co., VA. Group Bedford, Pitts., Halifax, Campbell, Bruswick, and Lunenburg Co., VA (locate original source document.)

Per Rootsweb, Joel Hager’s Southern West Virginia Research:

Thomas Midkiff b. bef. 1720 m. Unknown.
Children:
1) John Midkiff b. abt. 1740 Halifax (Pittsylvania) Co., VA d. Unkown Pitts. Co., VA.
m. Mary Agnes Parsons b. abt. 1744. Married abt 1760 Pittsylvania Co., VA.
1) Agnes b. aft 1760
2) John b. 11 Mar 1762 Hal/Pitt
3) Lavnia “Viney” b. abt 1768 Hal/Pitt
4) Spencer b. abt 1770 Pitt
5) Joseph Allen b. abt 1771 Pitt
6) James Farrar b. abt 1773 Pitt
7) Samuel b. abt. 1775 Pitt
8) George
9) William

2) Joseph Midkff b. abt 1744 m. Hannah Parsons
3) Daughter m. Maclin???(my note)

IN COMPILING THIS DATA, I WAS CAREFUL TO SEPARATE THE THOMAS METCALF OF KING AND QUEEN COUNTY FROM THE THOMAS METCALF OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY. THESE MEN SEEM TO BE FROM TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT FAMILIES. FURTHER RESEARCH WOULD BE NECESSARY TO MAKE ANY TIE BETEEN THE TWO.


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