Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for John ARTHUR

Residences & events:

Abt 1727 America The exact date of his arrival here is unknown but he was only 18 when he married in VA so it was in his early years.

Caroline Co, VA where he married Rebecca.

9/9/1743 According to land records he held the debt of a William Hargrove for sale of land.

Bedford Co, VA was his residence by the time he bought 100 acres on Goose Creek from John and Margaret Mackey.

He served in the Colonial Soldiers of Lunenburg Co, VA including rangers and militia during the Revolutionary War.

6/27/1783 His name appears in the list of pay warrants issued for militia service from Bedford Co.

3/1844 His heirs put in a claim for bounty land based on his military service but it was rejected. At that time daughter Isabel Mitchem was listed as a deceased heir of John Arthur, deceased.

His will, dated 1/9/1778, was probated on 1/28/1793 in Bedford Co, VA. In it he left 50 acres on the north side of Goose Creek to son Thomas; 50 acres on the south side of Goose Creek where John Dixon lives to daughter Mary Dixon; the plantation "I now live on" to daughter Isabella Mitchum; 5 shillings to son Barnabus; and the rest of the estate to daughters Sarah Newman, Betty Green, and Isabel Mitchem. Witnesses to the will were Thomas Leftwich, et al. Executors were Thomas Arthur and Nimrod Newman.

Son John was not mentioned so perhaps Barnabus and John had already received their inheritances when they set up housekeeping.

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