Note: Halifax County was established in 1752 by English colonists from Lunenburg County.
Pittsylvania County was formed in 1767 from Halifax County. In 1777 the western part of Pittsylvania County became Patrick Henry County.
Patrick County was formed in 1791, when Patrick Henry County was divided into Patrick County and Henry County.
Prior to the formation of Patrick County, one of the Virginia colony's first frontier forts lay within the boundaries of what was then Halifax County on the banks of the North Mayo River. The location of Fort Mayo, now marked by a Virginia state historic marker, lies within present-day Patrick County. It was one of a number of such forts built from the Potomac River south to North Carolina, and was commanded by Captain Samuel Harris in 1756, the year in which George Washington made a tour of Fort Mayo and several other forts on the Virginia frontier. Fort Mayo was the southernmost of the Virginia frontier forts and saw action during the French and Indian War.
Mentioned in his father's will..........
Library of Virginia
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.
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
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.
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."
05 August 1763
Walter Chiles of Jamestown
by Joannie Chiles Eakin
This Indenture made this fifth day of August in the year of our Lord Christ One thousand Seven hundred and Sixty three. Between John Payne of the County of Goochland of the one Part and Anne Chiles, HENRY CHILES and Rowland Chiles of the County of Halifax of the Other Part. Witnesseth that whereas Paul Chiles of the County of Halifax Dec'd in his lifetime by his certain Indenture bearing date the thirtyth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty seven did convey unto the said John Payne a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the aforesaid county of Halifax containing two hundred and thirty four acres by particular metes and bounds as is there on set for and expressed as by the said indenture of record in the court of the said county of Halifax relation being thereunto had will more fully and at large appear and afterwards towit on the.........
In reference to this deed....
Halifax County Deed Book 1, 1752-1759, 30 Nov 1758: Paul Chiles of the County of Bedford to John Payne of the County of Goochland two tracts of parcels of land in the County of Halifax on the South side of The "Stanton River containing Two hundred and thirty four Acres. One hundred and four Acres part thereof Granted to Henry Chiles by Patent bearing date the first Day of August One thousand seven hundred and forty five."
Genealogies of Virginia Families from the William and Mary College Quarterly. Vol. I. Adams-Clopton
Some Notes Regarding the Chiles Family, page 740
(Communicated by Julia Fauntleroy.)
"The will of Paul Chiles, dated September, 1761, and recorded in Halifax County, Va., namess 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.
Court Records Book 1; Pittsylvania County 1767-1772
Submitted by Gayle Austin
At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 26th day of August 1768
Byrd's Deed from Chiles
A Deed from HENRY CHILES to Joseph Byrd was acknowledged and Ordered to be recorded.
13 September 1777
HENRY COUNTY, VIRGINIA - WILL BOOK 1, ABSTRACTS; 1779-1799
P. 21 - SAML. JONES (inventory)
Sept. 13, 1777. Appraised by Esaias Harbour, Mattw. Small, Joel Harbour.
At sale of estate, purchasers included: Peter Hairstone, Esaias Harbour, John Jones,
George Jones, John Jones Senr., HENRY CHILES, John Newman, James Denney.
Returned Feb. 15, 1779.
PATRICK COUNTY, VA - DEEDS - Places Named in Deed Book I, 1791 - 1801
File submitted for use in the USGenWeb Archives by Rena Worthen,
with permission from Charles Leon Harris.
PLACES NAMED IN DEED BOOK I 1791-1801
Compiled by Charles Leon Harris from Abstracts of Virginia Deed Book No. 1,
1791-1801 published by T.L.C. Genealogy <tlc-gen.com>.
Puppy Creek USGS Charity 45, 94, 120, 444
Sarah, William ADAMS; John CALLAWAY; Henry CHILES; Charles FOSTER;
Peter HALE; Saml NOE; Andrew, Richard POLSON; Wm B PRICE
Note: Traditional naming patterns for this time state the first born son was named after the father's father.
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