Name: Richard ECHOLS
Given Name: Richard
Change Date: 13 MAY 2009
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Birth: ABT 1706 in King & Queen, Virginia, United States
Death: AFT 18 JUL 1763 in Halifax, Virginia, United States
LDS Baptism: 17 JUN 1993 Temple: ARIZO 2
Endowment: 21 JUL 1993 Temple: ARIZO 2
Sealing Child: 29 JUL 1993 Temple: ARIZO
Ancestral File #: NNRL-89
Richard Echols c.1706-
Richard Echols, the son of John Echols and Mary Cave, was born about 1706. He married Catherine Evans (c.1710) and ?by her had 14 Children 3 Died in Infancy.? She was the daughter of Walter Evans, a Welshman who came to Virginia about 1700, married Betsy Holcomb, and settled in Caroline County. ?Caty? was born about 1710 and presumably came to America with her parents. Richard Echols and John Burton were the first sheriffs of Amelia County when it was formed in 1735. On 8 August 1735, Richard recorded his livestock mark with the Amelia County Court. His was ?crop each ear, overkeel in right and underkeel in left.? Marks helped identify free-roaming cattle and hogs.
Richard was involved in many land transactions during his lifetime. In 1734 he secured a patent to 397 acres on the south side of the Appomattox River in Prince George County. This land was in Amelia County when it was cut off from Prince George. On 15 October 1741, Richard obtained a patent to 1,600 acres on the north side of the Great Nottoway River. He sold half to Anthony Griffin of King and Queen in 1741 who secured a patent in his own name in 1741. The other half he sold for £80 to William Austin of Hanover County 18 March 1742/3. This same day Echols purchased from Austin 634 acres for the same consideration. This latter tract spanned Austin?s patents of 1736.
He was a witness to the will of Joseph Grainger in 1736 and helped appraise the estate of William Hendrick in Amelia County in 1739. An Amelia County grand jury indicted Richard for perjury in 1747.
Beginning around 1746, Richard began to dispose of his Amelia County land in anticipation of moving to Lunenburg (now Halifax) County. Echols sold the Austin purchase in three parcels: a 296-acre portion to Samuel Bentley in 1746, a 200-acre portion to Joseph Hubbard in February 1749/50 , and a 198-acre tract to Rice Williams in February 1749/50. Nicholas Gillintine , John Chisum, and Matthew Hillsman witnessed the Hubbard deed. Richard let go the 397-acre patent of 1734 to John Kendall in August 1748. Echols? name disappeared from the Amelia County tax rolls after 1748.
Richard Echols bought 274 acres in Lunenburg (now Halifax) County from the estate of William Byrd 23 February 1746/7 and another 274 acres from the same estate 3 April 1750. He secured patents to 221 acres on the south side of the Banister River 25 June 1747 and 532 acres on both sides of the Banister River in 1748. Witnesses to the deed were While Richard lived in Lunenburg County, he acquired about 3,000 acres in Lunenburg and, later, Halifax Counties. Richard was a member of the vestry of Antrim Parish of Halifax County beginning 16 July 1752. This was right after Halifax County was formed. He resigned 20 May 1754, ?being in a low state of health so that I cannot attend the Vestry.? He was living in the household of his son Moses in Lunenburg County in 1749 and 1751.
A deed of 1762 calls Richard ?of Halifax and Parish of Antrim.? He had previously been granted about 2,200 acres of land: 180 acres in 1751, 650 acres in 1755, 400 acres in 1753, and 950 acres in 1761. He continued to trade land in Halifax until 1778 when he was Richard Echols of ?County of Pittsylvania.? On 15 January 1778, Richard sold Robert Chappell of Amelia County 424 acres originally granted Hugh Curren 17 August 1761. Richard Echols, who was born about 1706, died after 1771 when his name appeared on a Halifax County tithable list.
Halifax County, Virgina Wills, July 18, 1763 -- of Obediah, several tracts of land on Warpath Branch.?
Father: John ECHOLS b: 17 FEB 1650 in Wilmslow, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
Mother: Mary CAVE b: 5 JUL 1661 in Misterton, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
Catherine Caty EVANS b: ABT 1710 in Wales, United Kingdom
in Amelia, Virginia, United States
- Sealing Spouse:
16 APR 2003
- Moses ECHOLS b: ABT 1740 in Caroline, Brunswick, Virginia, United States
- Sarah Sally ECHOLS
- Mary ECHOLS b: 1729 in Virginia, United States
- John ECHOLS b: 1737 in King & Queen, Virginia, United States
- James David ECHOLS b: 1739 in Virginia, United States
- Benjamin ECHOLS
- Rev. Obediah ECHOLS
- Rev. Joseph ECHOLS b: 1755 in Halifax, Virginia, United States
- Drucilla ECHOLS
- Anna ECHOLS
- Elizabeth ECHOLS
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