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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Henry Chiles: Birth: ABT 1741 in Virginia Colony.

  2. Paul Chiles: Birth: ABT 1743 in Virginia Colony. Death: AFT 02 SEP 1761

  3. Elizabeth Chiles: Birth: ABT 1745 in Virginia Colony.

  4. Frances Chiles: Birth: ABT 1753 in Virginia Colony. Death: BEF 03 AUG 1839 in Shelby County, Kentucky, USA

  5. Rowland Horsley Chiles: Birth: BEF 02 SEP 1761 in Virginia, USA. Death: AUG 1825 in Anderson County, Tennessee, USA


Sources
1. Source:   S184
2. Source:   S418
3. Title:   Colonial Chesapeake Families, British Origins and Descendants, Volume 2
Source:   S462
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Notes
a. Note:   Paul Chiles
Birth: 1715
New Kent County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 19, 1761
Halifax County
Virginia, USA
Son of Henry Chiles who died 1746 in Amelia, VA and Ann Harrelson who died after 09 October 1757 in Halifax, VA, he was named after his maternal grandfather. His birth year is estimated but given as 1718 from "Walter Chiles of Jamestown", by Joannie Chiles Eakin, 1983. He was a 2nd great grandson of the immigrant Walter Chiles.
Paul Chiles married Ann Horsley, daughter of Robert Horsley & Frances Bassett & granddaughter of Rowland Horsley, all from Virginia. They are thought to have married in the Hanover County, Virginia area sometime after 16 August 1740 when Anne, still unmarried, sold her 200 acres of land on Little Bird Creek left to her by her father .
Paul and Anne had five known children who were named in his will: Henry, Paul, Rowland, Elizabeth & Frances Chiles.
Paul names his wife Anne Executrix, along with brother John Chiles & brother-in-law John Ward as Executors of his will:
Halifax County Will Book O, 1753-1772, pages 129-131
While there is no official burial record, he is thought to be buried on his River View Plantation home:
Frontiers along the upper Roanoke River, 1740-1776 : a story of first settlement
by Maud Carter Clement
J.P. Bell Company, 1964
Chapter VII, page 66
Walter Chiles of Jamestown
By Joannie Chiles Eakin, 1983
page 24
Research is currently underway in Pittsylvania County that shows the deeds from the Chiles family through the current sixth owner of the property.
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For you Mama with much love.
Family links:
Parents:
Henry Chiles (1698 - 1746)
Anna Harrelson Chiles (1699 - 1761)
Spouse:
Anne Horsley Chiles (1715 - ____)
Children:
Rowland Horsley Chiles (1755 - 1825)*
Siblings:
Paul Chiles (1710 - 1761)
John Chiles (1730 - 1813)*
Burial:
Chiles Riverview Plantation-AKA Riverview Manor
Hurt
Pittsylvania County
Virginia, USA
Created by: Gloria Tune
Record added: May 08, 2016
Find A Grave Memorial# 162352443
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Frontiers along the upper Roanoke River, 1740-1776 : a story of first settlement
by Maud Carter Clement
J.P. Bell Company, 1964
Chapter VII
Page 64
John Ward, who had married Anne, the daughter of Colonel Henry Chiles of King William County.
Page 65
John and Ann Ward made their home south of the Roanoke River in Halifax County, near the mouth of Otter River, on land adjoining a brother, PAUL CHILES, and their mother, Mrs. Anne Harrelson Chiles
Page 66
Mrs. Anne Chiles Ward was reared in eastern Virginia, where life was more gracious than on the frontier, and where the stores of the tobacco merchants were easily accessible, carrying newest London goods and fashions. She was a woman of great beauty, which is a cherished tradition among her descendants today. Her family of five sons and twin daughters, Anne and Agatha, was complete before she came into the Roanoke Valley, her youngest son, Henry, being a small child at the time. But like other members of her family, Anne�s life was tragically short, and she did not live to enjoy the handsome home which her husband built for her with so much care and thought. She was buried in the garden graveyard at River View, the home plantation of her brother PAUL CHILES, who had died in 1761 and where her mother was also laid to rest.
page 76
"Of the sons of Colonel Henry Chiles of Amelia, Henry made his settlement north of the Roanoke River, in Bedford County; while Paul and his mother made their homes south of the river on lands that lay
successively in Lunenburg, Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties.
Land continued to hold the interest of the Chiles men, and in 1750 Paul and Henry Chiles were granted leave to take up 12,000 acres on Smith River, and 40,000 acres on the uppermost fork of Dan River.
Source:
https://books.google.com
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27 June 1746
Mentioned in his father's will..............
The William and Mary Quarterly, Volume 16
edited by Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Richard Lee Morton
page 287
"In the Amelia County records, the will of Henry Chiles was dated June 27, 1746, and recorded March 20, 1746. To his wife, Ann, he gives the homestead, 739 acres, for life; to son, PAUL, 400 acres in Albemarle, where he now lives, and also 370 acres in Amelia, "over against where he now dwells;" Son Henry to have 340 acres in Appomattox, called "Hooper's," and 448 acres in Amelia, opposite above, called "Island;" Son John, 309 acres in Albemarle, on Apomattox, over against my dwelling, and 369 of my homestead; Daughter Anna, 250 acres north side Staunton River; Daughter Susanna, 204 acres in Lunenburg, south side Staunton River; Daughter Elizabeth, 104 acres in Lunenburg, south side Staunton River.
In Albemarle County Ann Chiles, of Amelia County, made a deed to Daniel Chiles, of Albemarle, February 27, 1748. For Chiles Family, see Quarterly I., 75; VI., 147;VIII., 105."
Source:
https://books.google.com
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Deeds found at the Library of Virginia for a Paul Chiles.
Library of Virginia
Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774
10 January 1748
Chiles, Paul, grantee
Location: Lunenburg County.
Description: 400 acres including some of the head branches of Falling River, adjoining Henry Chiles.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 28, 1746-1749 (v.1 & 2 p.1-730), p. 467 (Reel 26)
10 September 1755
Chiles, Paul, grantee
Location: Albemarle County.
Description: 80 acres on the branches of Appomattox River.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 31, 1751-1756 (v.1 & 2 p.1-751), p. 646 (Reel 29)
10 August 1759
Chiles, Paul, grantee
Location: Lunenburg County.
Description: 200 acres on both sides the South Fork of Mayo River.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 34, 1756-1765, p. 346 (Reel 33-34)
Location: Lunenburg County.
Description: 130 acres on both sides the north fork of Mayo River.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 34, 1756-1765, p. 346 (Reel 33-34)
Location: Lunenburg County.
Description: 184 acres on both sides of Butterm Town Creek.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 34, 1756-1765, p. 347 (Reel 33-34)
Location: Lunenburg County.
Description: 110 acres beginning at Thomas Finney�s corner on the upper side of Butterham Town Creek.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 34, 1756-1765, p. 348 (Reel 33-34)
18 June 1760
Chiles, Paul, grantee
Location: Bedford County.
Description: 43 acres on the north side of Stanton River.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 33, 1756-1761 (v.1, 2, 3 & 4 p.1-1095), p. 815 (Reel 31-32)
20 July 1780
Heirs of Paul Childs, deceased - ****note this land was originally surveyed for Paul Chiles on 06 December 1768 per this document.
Location: Pittsylvania County.
Description: 146 acres on the waters of Wagion Creek, adjoining Harbours land.
Source: Land Office Patents E, 1775-1776, 1780-1781 (v.2 p.463-930), p. 139 (Reel 46)
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Same deeds with description:
18 Jun 1760
Listed under Campbell County, Virginia
Typ patent
Ref VPB 33:815
Dat 18 Jun 1760
To Paul Chiles
Con 5 Shill.
Re 43a Bedford/ on the N side of Stanton River
loc -13456 9392 F127 L0 P255
Pt 0. at his own corner white Oak on the River
Ln E; 96P; his own line
Pt 1. Shorts corner Hiccory thence off
Ln N; 66P;
Pt 2. Pine
Ln N67W; 70P;
Pt 3. Pointers near the River
Ln N7E; 34P; from near the River
Pt 4. red Oak at a large Rock
Ln N45E; 34P; from a large Rock
Pt 5. Pointers on a Branch
thence down the same (being Paynes line) as it Meanders
Lm wsw; 50p; Payne [Ward's], down Stanton River
[for Payne's line,
see A=PB 24 p286 to Henry Chiles & B=PB 30 p79 to John Ward]
Pt 6. Stanton River aforesaid and thence down the River as it
Meanders to the first Station
Lm ; down Stanton River
end
Source:
http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm
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27 September 2017
From Karen Rowlett <krowlett@vacourts.gov>
Deputy Clerk
Bedford County, Virginia Circuit Court
123 East Main Street, Suite 201 Bedford, VA 24523
540-586-7632
"I only found one deed showing that Paul purchased property. He bought 345 acres on the north side of Staunton River from John Johnson. It's possible that Paul could have obtained the tract on Horsley's Mountain through a patent or perhaps his wife inherited it. In addition to selling a tract of land to Dudley, he also sold 670 acres on Falling River to John Hunter. This tract consisted of 400 acres which Paul obtained with a patent in 1748, and 270 acres. Paul is dead only a few years after that because his estate purchases 4 slaves for the use of his heirs.
In about 1765 a court case was filed regarding the land that Paul purchased of Johnson. In the case, Paul's executors were Ann Chiles, John Ward and John Chiles. It took over 30 years before this case was settled. I really didn't find anything genealogically important in the case aside from a promissory note stating that Paul is "of Albemarle County". Another document stated that Paul signed a promissory note in Cumberland County. It seems he did business in several places before settling in Bedford."
***Note - This 345 acres was granted to John Johnson on 15 December 1749. Copy on file.
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References found online for the following books published by the Iberian Publishing Company found at http://genealogyresources.org/Halifax.html
Halifax County, Virginia
ENTRY RECORD BOOK [1], 1737-1770 (Land entries in the present Virginia counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Franklin, & Patrick) transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito. 1984. This book contains land entries in the western portion of the original Brunswick County. The area concerned was south of Blackwater Creek and Roanoke-Stanton River, west of Aaron's Creek (which divides Mecklenburg and Halifax counties), and extended to the Blue Ridge Mountains. The North Carolina line was the southern boundary. A complete index of all names, watercourses, mountains, etc.
page 387
Chiles, Paul - 97, 124,125, 140, 141, 147, 149, 152, 153, 163, 184, 353
Chiles, Ann - 227
Chiles, Rowland - 227
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HALIFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA, DEED BOOK 1, 1752-1759 transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito. 1988. Halifax was formed in 1752 from Lunenburg County, and included the present counties of Pittsylvania, Henry, Franklin, and Patrick. A map of the area is included. This book consists of abstracts of deeds, bonds, and sales. Complete index of all names, places, and slaves is provided.
page 48
Chiles, Paul 5, 15, 16, 23, 37
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HALIFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA, DEED BOOKS 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6, 1759-1767 transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito. 1989. A continuation of the above.
page 192
Chiles, Ann, Henry, Paul & Rowland - 105
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HALIFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA, PLEA BOOK 1, 1752-1755 transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito. 1990. This book consists of abstracts of Plea Book 1. It includes court orders for administration and inventory of estates; acknowledgments of deeds, dower rights, and bills of sale; appointments of militia officers and Constitutional officers of the county, surveyors, juries, attorneys, guardians, etc.; and the establishment of roads, mills, ferries, and ordinaries. A complete index is provided.
page 129
Chiles, Paul - 51
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HALIFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA, WILL BOOK 0, 1752-1773 transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito. 1982
page 66
Chiles, Anne - 16, 17, 29, 37
Chiles, Elizabeth - 17
Chiles, Frances - 17
Chiles, Henry - 16, 17, 37
Chiles, John 17, 29
Chiles, Mrs. 29
Chiles, Paul 4, 16, 17, 29, 37
Chiles, Rowland 17
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HALIFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA TITHABLES AND VOTERS, 1755-1780 transcribed by Mary Bondurant Warren. 1990 and LIST OF VOTERS FOR ELECTIONS OF BURGESSES, 1764-1769 transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito. 1986 have broken links to their indices.
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Pittsylvania County, Virginia
ENTRY RECORD BOOK [1], 1737-1770 (Land entries in the present Virginia counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Franklin, & Patrick) transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito. 1984. This book contains land entries in the western portion of the original Brunswick County. The area concerned was south of Blackwater Creek and Roanoke-Stanton River, west of Aaron's Creek (which divides Mecklenburg and Halifax counties), and extended to the Blue Ridge Mountains. The North Carolina line was the southern boundary. A complete index of all names, watercourses, mountains, etc.
page 387
Chiles, Paul - 97, 124, 125, 140, 141, 147, 149, 152, 153, 163, 184, 353
Chiles, Ann - 227
Chiles, Rowland - 227
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ENTRY RECORD BOOK [2], 1770-1796 (Land entries in the present Virginia counties of Pittsylvania, Henry, Franklin, & Patrick) transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito. 1988. This book is a sequel to Entry Record Book [1], 1737-1770, published in 1984. The watercourses listed in the index indicate that the area for this volume was Pittsylvania County as it existed in 1770. Pittsylvania was formed from Halifax County in 1767. The map included with the book gives names of most of the early watercourses, and makes possible the location of land entries, adjoining landowners, and other points of interest. A complete index of all names, watercourses, mountains, etc. is provided.
page 110
Chiles, 11, 97, 102, 103, 105
Chiles, Rowland - 31
Chiles, Henry - 20
Chiles, John - 31, 63, 75, 104
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OLD SURVEY BOOK 1, 1746-1782, PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito. 1988. This book contains surveys of land in Pittsylvania County as it existed in 1767 when it was created from Halifax County. Until 1776, when Henry County was formed, the counties of Henry, Franklin, and Patrick are also included. It consists primarily of a photocopy of the original surveys found in Old survey Book 1. The map included with the book gives names of most of the early watercourses, and makes possible the location of land surveys, adjoining landowners, etc. A complete index of all names, watercourses, roads, etc. is provided.
page 374
Chiles, 96, 203, 204, 213, 294
Chiles, Paul - 66, 80, 93, 103, 207, 213
Chiles, Henry - 28, 66, 80, 93, 103, 213
Chiles, John - 330, 331, 360
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OLD SURVEY BOOK 2, 1797-1829, PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito. 1988. This book contains surveys of land within the present bounds of Pittsylvania County. Although this is a sequel to Old Survey Book 1, which contained surveys made up to 1782, the first survey included in Book 2 was made in 1797. Therefore, survey records for about fifteen years are not accounted for. In Entry Record Book 2, 1770-1796 (See HALIFAX COUNTY), there are marginal notations that indicate some surveys were made during this fifteen-year interval. Old survey Book 2 follows the same format as its predecessor, containing photocopies of the original surveys. The map included is the same as that included in Book 1. A complete index of all names, watercourses, roads, etc. is provided.
page 89
Chiles, - 4, 24
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Campbell County, Virginia
CAMPBELL COUNTY, VIRGINIA WILLS AND INVENTORIES, 1782-1847 Transcribed by William Lindsay Hopkins. 1989. Campbell County, Virginia, including the Town of Lynchburg, was formed from Bedford County in 1782, only six years after the Declaration of Independence. Included in the current volume is a name index of over 6,000 individuals.
page 208
Childs, Paul - 71
Chiles, Henry - 57
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Albemarle County, Virginia
Albemarle County, Virginia Court Papers, 1744-1783 by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III. 1987. Loose papers from the period in which many of the order books are missing.
page 79
Chiles, Paul - 18
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22 June 1750
Goochland County, Virginia
The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 22, page 315
edited by Philip Alexander Bruce, William Glover Stanard
"Deed from Paul Chiles and Anne his wife of Albemarle County, June 22 1750, to John Payne, of Goochland, conveying 200 acres on Little Byrd Creek."
Source:
https://books.google.com
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26 March 1760
Vestry Book of Antrim Parish, Halifax Co., Virginia, 1752-1817
by Marian Dodson Chiarito, 1983
page 52
79 - (Dosses Report of Processioning)
"In obedience to an order of the worshipfull Church Wardens and Gentlemen of the Vestery of Antrim Parish appointing us Processioners in a certain District in the County of Halifax and parish aforesaid, we have processioned [among others] the land of Paul Chiles present Anne Chiles wife of the said Paul Chiles. Witness our hands this 26th day of March 1760 James Doss, William Owen, Jessee Patey."
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Transcription by Gloria J. Tune
from copy of original
03 October 2017
Bedford County, Virginia
Deed Book 1, pp. 487-488
01 January 1761
This Indenture made this first day of January in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and sixty one and in the thirty first year of the reign of our sovereign lord George the second by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland King defender of the faith of c.
Between Paul Chiles of the county of Halifax in the colony of Virginia, Gentleman of the one part and William Dudley of the parish of Russell in the county of Bedford in the colony and dominion aforesaid, Planter of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Paul Chiles for and in consideration of the sum of sixty two pounds current money to him the said Paul Chiles on hand paid by the said William Dudley at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof he the said Paul Chiles doth hereby acknowledge and thereof doth aquit, exonerate and discharge his heirs, executors and administrators hath given, granted, bargained and sold and by these presents doth give, grant, bargain and sell unto the said William Dudley his heirs and asigns forever one tract or parcel of land situated, lying and being in Russell parish in the county of Bedford county aforesaid commonly called and known by the name of HORSLEYS Mountain and the said tract or parcel of land containing by estimation three hundred and eighty eight acres be the same more of less together with all houses, out houses, gardens, fences, orchards, trees, woods, underwoods, ways, waters, water courses, hereditaments, commodities and appertenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining to the same unto the said William Dudley, his heirs and assigns and the rerversion and reversions, remainder and remainders yearly and other rents and profits of the said profitsses and of every part and parcel thereof. To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land and all and singular the premises herein mentioned or intended to be bargained and sold with their and every of their appertenances unto the said William Dudley, his heirs, executors and administrators forever which said tract or parcel of land and premises now are in actual posession of the said William Dudley.
In witness thereof the said Paul chiles hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year above written.
S/ Paul Chiles L.L.
Sealed and delivered in presence of
William Henson, Wm. Alford, Silvater
Alford, Anne Henson
January the first 1761 Then received of the within named William Dudley the sum of sixty two pounds current money being the consideration money for the within bargained premises I say received by
S/ Paul Chiles (L.L.)
Witness William Henson, William Alford
Silvater Alford, Ann Henson
23 March 1761
At a court held for Bedford County March 23rd 1761
This indenture of memorandum of livery of seisin hereon indorsed were proved by the oaths of Silvater Alford and at a court held for the said County May 26th 1761 the same were further proved by the oath of William Alford at a court held for the said county June 23rd 1761 the same were further proved by the oath of Anne Henson and Ann Chiles widow and relict of Paul Chiles deceased came into court and relinquished her right of dower in and to the land and premises conveyed by the said indenture except one acre of ground which the said Dudley agrees to give her for a burying place all which is ordered to be recorded.
Teste
Ben Howard CBC
Truly Recorded
Teste
Ben Howard CBC
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Note the dates are transcribed as seen on the original document, but obviously one is incorrect, either the date of the will, or the date of probate, or this is one of those calendar differences.
Library of Virginia
Chiles, Paul
Publication: 1761
General note: Part of index to Halifax County Wills and Administrations (1753 - 1800)
Will Book No. 0, 1753-1772 (Reel 36)
p. 124-126. Inv. & Appr. dated 16 May 1761.
p. 129-131. Will pro. 19 Mar. 1761.
p. 186 and 222 -Accounts
Will of Paul Chiles
Halifax County, Virginia
Transcription by Gloria J. Tune 27 March 2015
Halifax County Will Book O, 1753-1772, pages 129-131
Recorded 19 March 1761
In the name of God Amen. I Paul Chiles of Halifax County being in good health, sense and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following.
Item - I lend my loving wife Anne Chiles all my land where I now dwell during her life, then after her decease I give to my son Henry Chiles one hundred and forty acres at the upper end where I now live. Also one hundred and eighty four acres of land lying on Buttun (sic) Town Creek in Halifax County, also one negro woman named Polly, all to him and his heirs forever.
Item - I give to my son Paul Chiles four hundred acres of land lying on the white marsh in Bedford County, also four hundred acres of land upon Frying Pan Creek in Halifax County, also seven hundred acres of upon both sides of Widgen Creek in the aforesaid County, also two negroes and one boy named Will and one girl named Frankie, all to him and his heirs forever.
Item - I give to my son Rowland Chiles, not yet baptised, the remainder part of the land I now live on after my wife's decease, also one hundred and ten acres at the mouth of Buttun(sic) Town Creek, also seventy acres on Sycamore Creek in Halifax County, also a negro boy named Mat, also a negro boy named Essex, all to him and his heirs forever.
Item - I give to my daughter Elizabeth Chiles one tract of land containing seven hundred and twenty eight acres lying on both sides of Smiths River in Halifax County, also one negro woman named Lucy, all to her and her heirs forever.
Item - I give to my daughter Frances Chiles two hundred acres of land lying on the Mayo River, also four hundred acres of land joining the same not yet cleared out of the office in Halifax County, also one hundred and thirty acres on the other fork of the Mayo and four hundred acres joining it but not yet cleared out of the office, to be cleared with my Estate, also one negro woman named Marion and one negro boy named Ned, all to her and her heirs forever.
My further will and desire is that if either of my forementioned children should die without heirs that their part may be equally divided among the rest that is living. My desire is that all my personal estate may be sold at puclick sale giving six months credit.
I give and bequeath my loving wife Anne sixty pounds to be at her disposal if my personal estate do not pay all my just debts, my desire is that my negro man Charles may be sold and if that money do not discharge that my negro woman Hanner may be sold and if that money do not discharge that my negro man Jack may be sold and if that money do not discharge that my negro man Daniel may be sold. If my debts can be discharged without any or all of them, I lend the remaining ones to my loving wife Anne Chiles during her life, afterward to be sold and the money to be equally divided among all my children. I also lend to my loving wife Anne Chiles my negro man Tome during her life, afterwards I give him to my son Henry Chiles to him and his heirs forever.
My back land unmentioned to be sold and the money to be equally divided amongst all my children and do order that my Executor make a proper right to the land that I have sold and deliver my loving wife Anne Chiles, John Chiles and Capt. John Ward my Executors of this my last Will and Testament, revoking all former wills or legacies heretofore made, In Witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this second day of September 1761.
(signed) Paul Chiles (seal)
In the presence of
William Cadwell
R. Robinson Hunt
his
William W Glass
mark
At a Court held for Halifax County the 19th day of March 1761
This will was presented in Court by Ann Chiles, John Chiles and John Ward, Executrix and Executors of therein appointed who made oath thereto and the same being proved by the oath of the sworn witnesses so subscribed was ordered to be recorded and certificate granted the said Executrix and Executors for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form, they having with Clement Read and Paul Carrington their securities entered into and acknowledged Bond according to Law.
By the Court
Robert Munford, Clk
*****Note that Executor John Ward was the brother-in law of Paul Chiles & John Chiles, the other Executor.
Abstracts of the will, probate & estate accounts located in this book.....
Halifax County, Virginia
Will Book 0, 1752-1773, pages 16-17
by Marian Dodson Chiarito
page 16
16 May 1761
124 Paul Chiles Inventory & Appraisement
Among items listed: negro man Tom, woman Lucy, boy Ned, girl Frank, man Daniel, boy Essex, ditto will, ditto Watt, woman Patt, man Charles, ditto Jack, dryed beef & bacon, 1 soril mare branded IB(with a horizontal line going through the middle of the "I"), sorrel horse branded MC, horses & cattle, household goods, books, hand bellows, plantation tools, money scales, nutmeg grater, 1 fishing saine
Appraisers: Thomas Dillard, Jr., Benjamin Clements, William
Returned 16 May 1761 Total: 497.17.0
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page 29
20 July 1764
186 Paul Chiles Accounts Current
Names: Pd. William Owens, Uriah Cameron, Paul Carrington bal. Buchanans Judt., Clemt. Reade by Bond, James Lyle, ditto, John Talbot ditto, David George, William Spurlock, Charles Spurlock, William Owen, Jr., Shadrack Turner, Jno. Denny, Edmd. Pendleton atto. fee vs Paine, Paul Carrington Sharpes Judt., Jos. Ashworth, Webs(to) Gilbert, Alexr. Caldwell, Hugh Challis, Wm. Dudley, Robert Routledge, Mrs. Chiles part of her portion, Acquilla Gilbert, Thomas Dillard, Jonathan Jennings, Moses Harris, Benja. Lank(for) Bumpass Judt., Clerk of Bedford, George Yates,
Wm. Owen for laying 3 negro wenches, William Dudley, William McCoy atto. fee vs Thompson, Paul Carrington Boumans Judt., William Stamps, Benja. Lankford, Jer. Earley, Crocket for smiths work, John Ward, Cox for carriage of tobo., interest on Bond to Lyle from 14 April 1760 til 22 June 1764, David Walker, John Martin, George Yates, John Wood, Richare Lee, John Chiles, Ann Chiles, John Wood, John Ward.
Total: 666.3.6
By John Hanby for a negro sold him, balance of : 204.8.1 due the Exrs.
Dated: 20 July 1764
Signed: Tho. Dillard, Jr., Jno. Donelson
Returned: 20 July 1764
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page 37
21 May 1767
222 Paul Chiles
Accounts Current
Capt. John Ward, Exr.
To 4510 lbs tobacco, negroes Matt, Lucy, Tom, Daniel & Essex, the hire of 3 negroes 2 years.
By William Madlock his part of crop, Paul Chiles his attendance on the back Surveys 68 days, John Thompson, Exr., John Woodson, Mrs. Munfords fees, Thomas Duncan, Mr. Howard, Robt. Dolton for boarding & schooling two children, Mrs. Ann Chiles her Bond, Expenses going to Wms.burg, Joseph Whitehead, sail of negro Tom, Kendirck for services, Alex.r Gilbert, Henry Chiles, James Lyle for Bumpass, John Bryand.
Dated: 21 May 1767
Signed: Thomas Dillare, Jr., Ben Lankford
Returned: 21 May 1767
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The "Buttun", "Buttron", "Buttrom" Town Creek mentioned above from the will of Paul Chiles may have been Buttram Town Creek, now known as Town Creek.
INDIAN TOWNS ON THE SMITH, MAYO, AND DAN RIVERS
When the English first settled in Virginia in the 1600�s, there were a number of Indian towns located on the Dan River and its tributaries, the Smith and Mayo Rivers. At the mouth of Goblintown Creek on Smith River in Patrick and Franklin Counties was a village, which is now under the waters of Philpott Lake. The creek�s name is derived from the town. This was also called Peach Tree Bottom. The first European land survey made at this site in 1748 refers to the peach trees planted by the Indians. On the north side of the river, at the mouth of Nicholas or Jamison�s Creek was one of the largest Indian villages in the area. Because it was covered with animal bones and various fresh-water shells, this was called Bone Bottom by the early settlers. Visited by the English traders from the James River settlements, objects of European manufacture found here were nails, gunflints, and glass beads. A 1955 report by the Bureau of American Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution, mentions this site.
Other historic Indian towns were also located in the area. Two such villages were in what is today Henry County. On Town Creek (Buttram-town Creek), which flows into the Smith River above Bassett is the Philpott Archaeological Site. Glass trade beads, tubular beads, and brass ornaments have been found here. A village site on the Mayo River in the western part of the county has produced glass and copper or brass objects.
To the south on the Dan River were the historic Saura villages of Upper Sauratown (Stokes County) and Lower Sauratown (Rockingham County). Upper Sauratown , the Mayo River village site, and the Philpott Archaeological Site were all located on the Tutelo-Saura Path, an Indian trail running from the Valley of Virginia to the Carolina Piedmont. The Native Americans living in the Fairy Stone State Park and Philpott Reservoir area when the English first came were the Saura (Cheraw) Indians.
NATIVE SITES IN THE PHILPOTT AND FAIRYSTONE AREAS
On Town Creek (Buttram-town Creek) which flows into the Smith River above Bassett, is the Philpott archaeological site. Glass trade beads and tubular beads and brass ornaments have been found here. Glass and copper or brass objects have been discovered at a village site in the western part of Henry County on the Mayo River.
The Smith and Mayo Rivers are all tributaries of the Dan River.
Source:
http://www.freestateofpatrick.com/nah.htm
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Halifax County, Virginia records.........
December 1755
Halifax County, Virginia
Chancery Court Records
Index Number: 1761-001
Locality: Halifax County
Plaintiff: Shadrack Turner
Defendant: Paul Chiles
Cause: Contract dispute, property, slavery
Transcribed by Gloria J. Tune 06 September 2017 from images found at http://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery
Image #2 - note this is not dated
"To the Worshipful Court of Halifax County Sitting in Chancery
Humbly Complaining, Sheweth unto your worships your orator Shadrach Turner of the County aforesaid Planter. That on or about the month of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty five a certain Paul Chiles now of the same said county also Planter having a plantation & slaves within the said County and having occation of an Overseer thereon did apply to your Orator and proposed to imploy(sic) your (orator) to take the care and oversight of the said plantation and slaves, and your orator being at that time in want of business of that kind did agree to be an overseer for the said Paul at the said plantation for the then next year and did enter and take under his care & oversight and management the said plantation with the four following slaves by names Tom, Daniel, Charles & Hanna and it was agreed on by the said Paul and your orator that the said Paul was to find provisions & c. for your orator his family & the said slaves. That your orator with the said slaves was to make a crop of corn & tobacco and as satisfaction for your orator's care & labour therein it was agreed that your orator was to have a clear share of the crop by your orator & the said negroes made, that is to say one fifth part of the crop of any kind. And your orator in fact saith that he did hereby honestly and faithfully perform the duty of an overseer while in the said Paul's service. That your orator did on the said plantation with the said slaves make a very considerable crop of corn and tobacco to wit ten thousand pounds of tobacco & eighty barrels of corn and your orator confiding in the honesty & justness of the said Paul did not doubt or in the least suspect but that the said Paul would honestly have paid and delivered to your orator his share and proportionable part of the said crop according to the said agrement and according to equally good conscience. But now so it is may it please your worships the said Paul Chiles not having the least regard to honesty, justice or the agreement of the well knowing the truth of the premesis(?), hath taken to himself and applied to his own use the whole crop so as aforesaid made by your orator and the said slaves on his plantation aforesaid and refuses to give your orator any amount or satisfaction for your orator's share of the said crop or so inform your orator of the certain quantity thereof, but given out in sayings that your orator made nothing on this plantation with the said slaves & that if your orator did make a crop it's out of your orator's power (to) assertain the quantity thereof and therefore never will pay your orator anything for the __?__, & at other times that he never imployed your orator aforesaid, all which actings(?) of the said Paul are not agreeable to equality (continued next image)
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and justice and which tend to your orator's impoverishment.
In tender consideration whereof forasmuch as your orator is __?__less by the rules of __?__ and law, and cannot assertain the amount of the said crop but by a discovery by the said Paul and by the aid of this worshipful court where matters of this sort are relievable. To the end therefore that the said Paul Chiles may be compeld on his corporal oath have answer to make to the matters and things and particularly that he may discover whether there was not such an agrement between your orator and the said Paul or what the agrement was? and when? how many slaves there were first under your orator? what their names were? what part your orator was to have for his care of them? _____? how much tobacco was made on the said plantation by your orator and the said slaves? and how much corn? what became of the ? crop and how much your orator's share thereof amounts to his? whether he did not sell his part of the said crop & for how much? what his reasons are for not paying your orator his proportionable part of this said crop and that the said Paul by a decree of this worshipful court may be compeld to allow your orator his share of the said crop according to the said agreement or that he may be decreed to pay your orator a reasonable price for his share of corn & tobacco aforesaid, and that your orator may have such other relief in the ___?___ as is consistant with equity & good conscience. May it please your worships to grant & c."
S/ P. Carrington __Comr.
On this same image are these dates:
Bill: Turner vs Chiles
1760 Mch. Att
May. Gen. Dem. & Joynde(?)
Aug. Ans. by Respt & Ded
Nov. set Hearing
1761
June Al ales(?) by Deft.
Death
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06 March 1758
"George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith. To the Sherif of Halifax County Greetings We command you that you summon Paul Chiles to appear before our Justices of our said County Court at the Courthouse on the third Thursday in next month then and there to answer a Bill in Chancery exhibited against him by Shadrach Turner and this he shall in no wise resist under the penalty of one hundred pounds and have then there this Writ. Witness George Currie Clerk of our said County Court at the Courthouse the sixth day of March in the XXXI year of our Reign.
S/ Geo Currie
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Turner vs. Chiles} Spt. in ano.
20th Mch. 1758
Exec'd. by Benj.a Lankford J ht
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24 March 1759
"George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith. To the Sherif of Halifax County Greeting. We command you that you attach Paul Chiles if he be found within your Bailiwich so that you have his body before our Justices of our said County Court at the Courthouse on the third Thursday in next month than and there to answer us as well of and concerning those things which by our Justices of our said Court shall be objected against him, as for a certain Comtempt. And have then there this Writ Witness George Currie Clerk of our said County Court the XXIVth day of March in the XXXIII year of our Reign."
S/ Geo Currie
****note by Gloria - "the third Thursday in next month" would have been 19 April 1760
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"For not answering a Bill in Chancery Exhibited against him by Shadrach Turner being heretofore warned of the same"
S/ Geo Currie
Turner vs. Chiles} Att.a
24th March 1760
Executed by B. Lankford
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06 August 1759
George the second by the grace of God of Great Britain France & Ireland King Defender of the Faith. To the Sherif of Halifax County Greeting. We command you that you attach Paul Chiles if he be found within your Bailewich and that you have his bodie before our Justices of our said County Court at the Courthouse on the third Thursday in next month to answer us as well for a certain contempt by him to us offered as upon those things which shall then and there be objected against him and have then there this Writ. Witness George Currie Clerk of our said County Court at the Courthouse the sixth day of August in the XXXII year of our Reign.
S/ Geo. Currie
***note by Gloria - the "third Thursday in next month" would have been 21 September 1759
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For not Answering a Bill in Chancery exhibited against him by Shadrach Turner.
S/ Geo Currie
Dates on this image:
Turner vs. Chiles } Attd.
20th Augst 1759
Inhabitents of Bedford County
HB Lankford
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"Halifax County Court - The answer of Paul Chiles to the Bill of Complaint exhibited against him by Shadrach Turner, setteth forth that the said Complainant did live as an overseer for this Defendant, the year set forth in his Bill, but it was agreed between this Defendant and the Complainant that the Complainant was to have a share of corn and tobacco __?__ on said plantation with the hands in the Bill mentioned, but that the said Turner was to pay his proportionable part for the transportation of the tobacco that should be made on the plantation aforesaid. This Defendant saith that the said Turner made ten hogshead of tobacco which this Defendant transported to the inspection where four of which were refur'd(?) and this Defendant believes by the mismanagement of the said Turner, out of which this Defendant could only get six thousand seven hundred and seventy five pounds of the said tobacco, that this defendant paid the said Turner for his share of Corn, this defendant saith that he is willing to pay him for what is his share of the crop, the said Turner paying and allowing this defendant four pounds which he owed on a form in acct. to this defendant, he denies all combination & c without that ___ and prays to be hence dismissed. Sworn to in Open Court."
S/ P. Chiles
Test Robert Munford CHC
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This next record in the Chancery Court was filed after the death of Paul Chiles.........
Library of Virginia
Chancery Court Records
Index Number: 1797-012
Locality: Bedford County, Virginia
Chancery Court
Plaintiff(s): Executors of Paul Chiles
Defendant(s): Jeremiah Rust
August 1797 - final date on document
Chiles Executors vs. Rust} Bill & Injunction
From these records, it appears the complaint was in regards to the following:
11 July 1754
"I Paul Chiles of Albermarle County do promise to pay to James Johnson of Bedford or to his Assigns, the sum of twenty four pounds current money of Virginia on or before the twentieth day of July for Value received of him to the which payment well and truly to be made, I do bind myself, my Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, in the Penal Sum of forty eight pounds of like money.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal, this eleventh day of July anno Dom. one thousand seven hundred and fifty four."
S/ Paul Chiles (seal)
Sealed and delivered in the presence of Jeremiah Rust
image 23
20 October 1793
Anne Chiles, John Chiles and John Ward were to appear before the Justices of Bedford County Court on the fourth Monday in the next month regarding the dispute over the debt owed by Paul Chiles to Jeremiah Rust in 1754. [Note - that would have made the court date on 26 November 1793.]
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10 June 1794
Bedford County Court heirs of Jeremiah Rust deceased, assignee of James Johnson, against Anne Chiles, John Ward & John Chiles, Executors of Paul Chiles
"Bedford County, to wit
Jeremiah Rust assignee of James Johnson complainant of Paul Chiles (otherwise called J Paul Chiles)......that whereas the aforesaid Paul on the eleventh day of July Anno Dom. one thousand seven hundred and fifty four in the Parish of Cumberland in the County aforesaid by his certain bill obligatory signed & sealed....."
"And the said Paul Chiles by Benjamin Harris his attorney comes & said ........... because he saith that the said Bond in the said Declaration mentioned was extorted by the said James Johnson from him the said Paul by fraud & that the same was given without any valuable cnsideration and of this he puts himself upon the Country"
S/ Ben Harris for Defendant
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26 November 1793
"To the Worshipful Court of Bedford County seitting in Chancery
Humbly Complaining shew unto your Worships your Oratrix and Orators Ann Chiles, John Ward and John Chiles, Executrix and Executors of the last will & testament of Paul Chiles deceased, that one James Johnson late of this County on the eleventh day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & fifty four, pretending to be intitled to a certain tract of two hundred acres of land near the long Mountain in this County, and the said Paul Chiles in his lifetime having an inclination to purchase the said land did come upon terms of agreement with the said James Johnson and actually purchased the said land at & for the price of one hundred pounds current money for which sum the said Paul Chiles paid his Bills .... to the said James Johnson dated as payable the twentyeth day of the same month and attested by one Jeremiah Rust the defendant herein after names as a witness.....................................and the said Paul Chiles was to have been conveyed or otherwise secured to the said Paul at some future day, but it hath since manifestly appeared that the said James Johnson had no right in the land but that at the time of the contract and sale of the land absolute property thereof was vested in one David Bell. And the said James Johnson being about to depart this Colony on the eighteen day of July in the year aforesaid made an assignment of the bill to said Jeremiah Rust who soon afterward commenced a suit thereon in the Court of this County, but knowing the same (as your Oratrix & Orators have just reason to believe) was obtained for no real consideration did dismiss his suit at his own ........ but kept possession of the said bill till after the death of the said Paul Chiles commenced a suit in the same Court against your Oratrix & Orators as Executors of said Paul Chiles on the Bill against said on the 23rd day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty five recovered a Judgment for the which sum and costs, and threatened to sue out Execution thereon alltho your Oratrix and Orators charge and hope to prove that the said bill was unjustly and for no real consideration obtained............"
S/ J. Ward
************Also stated in these documents was that John Ward was a resident of Bedford County, Virginia
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Chiles Executors vs. Rust
"The Defendants plead that Paul Chiles was drunk when he executed the Bond in the Declaration mentioned and that the same was given for no valuable consideration wherefore &c"
Source:
http://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery
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Campbell chronicles and family sketches: embracing the history of Campbell County, Virginia, 1782-1926
Chapter XV. Family sketches
Pages 366-367
Chiles
"The name Chiles, originally Child, became Childs and, after coming to Virginia, was commonly written Chiles. The family was of Irish extraction.
Colonel Walter Chiles was a member of the Council.
John Chiles patented 900 acres of land in Hanover county in 1661; he settled in Caroline county where he entered 300 acres of land. In 1693 he was a Messenger of the Virginia Council, was a member of the Assembly in 1723 and died that year.
He married Margaret...... and was the father of Henry Chiles who bought 400 acres of land on the north side of the Pamunkey river, Hanover County, in 1702; was a justice of the peace in New Kent in 1714; bore the title of captain; was a vestryman in the Episcopal church; died in 1720.
Anna Chiles married Henry Terrell.
Henry Chiles, married Ann Harrelson, and lived in Amelia county where he held the position of commissioner of the peace. He entered large tracts of land in Pittsylvania county and its vicinity; in 1745, patented 104 acres on the south side of Staunton river; in 1746, patented land on Staunton river opposite the mouth of Otter river, four tracts on Falling river, also 250 acres and 300 acres on the north side of the Staunton. Children of Henry and Ann H. Chiles:
PAUL, married Anne....., in 1748 he patented 400 acres adjoining Henry, Susanna and Elizabeth Chiles.
Henry, Jr. ...............
John ...................
Ann, married John Ward, in 1751 she patented 245 acres on Staunton river, including the mouth of Hills cree.
Susanna, married Micajah Moorman
Elizabeth .....................
The Woodson family-book gives the following Chiles' connections: Captain Chiles, married Lucy Woodson
Source Information
Ancestry.com. Campbell chronicles and family sketches : embracing the history of Campbell County, Virginia, 1782-1926 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: Early, R. H.. Campbell chronicles and family sketches : embracing the history of Campbell County, Virginia, 1782-1926. Lynchburg, Va.: J.P. Bell Co., 1927.
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COLONIAL CHESAPEAKE FAMILIES
British Origins and Descendants, Volume 2
By Harrison Dwight Cavanagh
Xlibris Corporation, May 2, 2014
Winner of the Maryland Historical Society's 2014 Sumner A. Parker Prize for the best genealogical work concerning Maryland families.
Horsley Lineage
page 35
Will of Robert Horsley of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover, County, Virginia made in Goochland County, Virginia.
Goochland County, Virginia
Will Book, pages 57-58
05 February 1734; 03 May 1734
Abstract: Names sons Rowland Horsley, William Horsley, Robert Horsley, John Horsley; daughters Elizabeth Horsely, Ann Horsley (200 acres on Little Bird Creek), Mary Horsley; nephew William Moore; wife Frances; daughter-in-law Frances Houl (Herd)
Wife Frances and son Rowland Executors
Witness: Jane Crumpton, Ealso Woods, John Ryan
21 January 1735
Goochland County, Virginia Book 2, page 58
Appraisement of Robert Horsley's Estate, value 31 pounds by Wm. Cabell, Arthur Hopkins, Jonas Lawson, and Samuel Burk.
page 36
Ann Horsley born ca. 1710, New Kent County, married ca. 1740 Paul Chiles
Issue: Henry Chiles, Rowland Horsley Chiles, Paul Chiles Jr., Elizabeth Chiles, Frances Chiles
Source:
https://books.google.com
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Some Notes Regarding the Chiles Family
Communicated by Julia Fauntleroy
The William and Mary Quarterly
Vol. 16, No. 4 (Apr., 1908), pp. 285-288
Published by: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
DOI: 10.2307/1922667
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/192266
"The will of Paul Chiles, dated September 1761, and recorded in Halifax County, Virginia names as executors his wife, Anne Chiles; John Chiles (his brother); and John Ward, (his brother-in-law). He provides for the following children: sons, Henry, Paul and Rowland Chiles; and daughters Elizabeth and Frances.
The will of Henry Chiles, dated October 9, 1757, was proved and recorded in Bedford County, Virginia, November 27, 1758. The devisees named were his "well beloved Mother, Ann Chiles, of the County of Hallifax:" his "Well beloved Brother, John Chiles, of Prince Edward County, Planter;" and his sister, Ann Ward. His executors were John Chiles, John Ward and Ann Chiles. John Ward moved from Halifax across the Staunton River, into Bedford, now Campbell County, and built "The Mansion," still owned by some of Major Ward's descendants.
In November, 1778, Elizabeth Chiles, wife of John Chiles relinquished her dower in land sole by John Chiles to Joseph King. (Records of Pittsylvania County, Virginia)
One John Chiles removed to Jessamine County, Kentucky, and in 1784 executed a power-of-attorney to Colo. Charles Lynch. (Records of Bedford County) He was still living in Kentucky in 1803-4.
I find that Rowland Chiles, of Henry County, Virginia and Nancy Chiles, his wife, sold land in Pittsylvania County, in November, 1783, to Richard Davis; "being the lower part of the land devised the said Rowland Chiles by his father in his last will."
I also find Francis(sic) Chiles selling land in Pittsylvania County in 1773; and Micajah Chiles engaged in a suit against Arthur Hopkins in Pittsylvania County in 1774; suit dismissed.
Ann Chiles, sister of Henry, John and Paul Chiles, married Major John Ward, of "The Mansion,' Campbell County, Virginia. Family tradition says he lived to be one hundred and five years old, and his brother, Jeremiah Ward, attained the age of one hundred and twelve years. The will of Major John Ward, dated January 23, 1807, was admitted to record in Campbell County, Virginia, November 11, 1816. The children of Major John Ward and his wife, Ann Chiles, were as follows: John, William, Henry, Agatha, Ann, Jeremiah, Thomas
Source:
Fauntleroy, Julia. �Some Notes Regarding the Chiles Family.� The William and Mary Quarterly, vol. 16, no. 4, 1908, pp. 285-288. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/1922667.
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Walter Chiles of Jamestown
By Joannie Chiles Eakin, 1983
page 22
"Paul Chiles was probably born in New Kent County Virginia. The various deeds made by his parents indicate that their home in the 1720's was near the Pamunkey River which separates present day King William and Hanover.....
The area was some 10 to 20 miles north and east of Richmond, making it about a days ride on horseback from town. Paul was named for his grandfather, Paul Harralson. Grandfather Harralson left a will which is abstracted as follows: I Paul Harrelson of St. Pauls Parish, New Kent County (the area where he lived in 1718 became Hanover County in 1721)..."
page 23
"It is my belief that Paul probably was with his father when he first patented the land in 1741 and at that time chose the site for his home "River View"."
page 24
Paul and his brother Henry (#49) entered some 24,200 acres of land in the new county of Halifax between 1745 and 1752, most located on the Dan River. This original survey book was found by the author in Pittsylvania County. The very unique survey bench mark looked like this ICI (shows a line drawn through the middle of the C).
Paul Chiles died sometime before 19 March 1761 for that is the date his will was presented to the court. He is probably buried in the garden graveyard at his "River View Plantation" and most likely lies beneath one of the many stones that time has erased the name of the one to whom it was erected. This cemetery holds the last remains of Paul's wife, sister Ann Ward, mother and perhaps even his father Henry Chiles, Jr."
page 45
51. Anne Chiles (16. Henry) d-c. 1765. Married Major John Ward. Lived in Albemarle, Halifax and Bedford Counties, Va. Buried in the Garden graveyard of her brother Paul's plantation "River View"."
Source:
https://www.google.com



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