|My Jobe Ancestors (Ann Jobe Brown--me)|
Caleb Job--b. July 26, 1704 Chester MM, Old Chester Co. (today Delaware Co.) PA
--d. August 4, 1750 Augusta Co., VA
--m. Barbary --
--abt 1734 probably Chester Co., PA
----b. abt 1715 Pennsylvania
----d. abt 1784 Shenandoah Co., VA
----Barbary m/2 Ephriam LEATH
August 20, 1752 Augusta Co., VA
Ephriam Leath, son of James Leath, was born about 1725. He died about April 1785 Shenandoah Co., VA. Ephriam and Barbary had 5 children. AFter Barbary died, Ephriam married Leah (MacKay) Tyler Odell, d/o Robert MacKay Sr. and Anne Brown, about 1784/5 probably Shenandoah Co., VA.
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My Websites for Caleb
- Descendants of Barbary (?) Job and Ephriam Leath
----Gedcom on World Connect
- Documents for Caleb Job and Barbary -
- Job(e) Legacy - Gedcom on Rootsweb World Connect
Descendants of Andrew Job Jr
26th Fifth Month (July)
-Chester Monthly Meeting in Chester Co., PA (present-day Delaware Co., PA) recorded the birth of Caleb Job to Andrew Job and Mrs. Elizabeth Job (Many believe that Caleb may have been named after Andrew’s good friend, Caleb Pusey. However, it must also be noted that ALL of Andrew’s children had Biblical names. If you arrived at this page, and haven't seen the site on Andrew Job, Jr. - please click on his name, above)
-Barbary, future wife of Caleb, was born in Pennsylvania, location unknown. (ALL research does show that her name was spelled as Barbary)
Eighth Month (October)
-Caleb, at age 13, is recorded as a witness at the Nottingham Meeting in Chester Co., PA to marriage of his sister, Mary Job, to John White. (This marriage is also recorded in the parent meeting of New Garden)
It is believed during this time that Caleb may have been apprenticed to Caleb Pusey as Caleb’s later occupation would be listed as Miller and he had to learn the trade somewhere. In Chester Co., PA, the Job and Pusey farms were very near each other.
30 Third Month (July)
"To wife Elizabeth, my Plantation whereon I live during widowhood & afterward to 2 younger sons Caleb & Johsua - they paying to their 2 younger sisters, Hannah & Patience 10 (pounds) each when of age" (At this time Caleb would have been 2 months shy of his 18th birthday)
27th Day First Month (March)
"Robert McKoy of Orange Co., Providence of Virginia, son of Robert and Patience JOB, daughter of Andrew (deceased) of Nottingham Twp., chester Co., Province of Pennsylvania, were married the 27th day, 1st month 1725 at Public meeting of Freinds at Nottingham."
Henry Reynolds, Joseph England, Jno. Churchman, William Ives, Andrew Barry, George Lawson, Moses Andrew, Jno Kirkpatrick, Elisha Gatchell, William McMacken, Jacob Kirk, William White, John Beale, Jr., Jno White, Jacob Beale, Garrett Toole, Rachel Oldham, Dinah Brown, Rachel Gatchell, Rebekah Robson, Katherine Jacob, Prudence Coale, William Coale, Esther Gatchell, Jacob JOB, Thomas JOB, Caleb JOB, Joshua JOB, Hannah JOB, Elizabeth McKoy, Elizabeth JOB, Anne Reynolds, John White, George Robinson, Mary White, Jr. Anne JOB, Archabell JOB, and Abraham JOB
14th Day 2nd Month (April)
"George Robinson of Cecil County, Maryland (son of George Robinson of Neward, New Castle County, Delaware) married Mary Mackay (McKay), daughter of Robert McKay of Cecil County, Marland. at their Public Meeting House in Nottingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania on the 14th day, 2nd month (April) 1726. (New Garden Monthly Meeting, Marriages and Birth, page 33, Microfilm Swarthmore College, Friends Library -Swarthmore, PA) Some (as not listing all) who are listed as attending included: Enoch Job, Thomas Job, Rachell Gatchell, Elizabeth Kirk, John Churchman Jr, Caleb Job, Abraham Job, etc."
New Garden Monthly Meeting records Caleb Job as a witness to the marriage of Abraham Job, his brother, to Sarah Gatchell
11th Day First Month (March)
"Joshua Job, son of Andrew of Nottingham Twp., Chester Co., Province of Pennsylvania,and Margaret MacKay , daughter of Robert of Milford Hundred, Cecil Co., Province of Pennsylvania, were married on the 11th day 1st month 1731 at Public meeting of Friends at Nottingham. Witnesses were: Joseph Elgar, Thomas Jacob, Jacob JOB, Messer Brown, Jno Littler, Caleb JOB, Elizabeth Gatchell, Simeon Taylor, Joseph Haines, William Kirk, John Gartrill, John Churchman, Jacob Beales, James Hogg, Jno Beals, George Hogg, Dinah Brown, Katherine Ross, Elizabeth Ross, Hannah Churchman, Elizabeth Hughes, Patience JOB, Rachel JOB, Abigail Gatchell, Esther Gatchell, Hannah McKay, Anne Brown, Garata Hogg, Mary Oldham, Robert McKay, Elizabeth JOB, Margaret McKay, Elizabeth Hollingsworth, Thomas JOB, Elizabeth JOB, Abraham JOB, Sarah JOB, Jno White, Mary White, Elizabeth McKay and Mary White, Jr.
6 Day Third Month (May)
"Enoch JOB, son of Andrew of East Nottingham, Chester Co., PA. and Abigail Gatchell daughter of Elisha of same place, were married on the 6th day 3rd month 1731 at Public Meeting of Friends at East Notthingham."
Witnesses: ______Brown, ________Howell, Joseph England, ________Churchman, Jacob Baels, Lewis Howell, John Buddell, Thomas Genney, Samuel Bond, Benjamin Stone, William Lecy, ______Logan, Rachel Oldham, Mary Baels, Martha Oldham, Mary Elgar, Hannah McKoy, Elizabeth McKOy, Katherine JOB, Jr., Joshua JOB, Abraham JOB, Hannah Gatchell, Sarah JOB, Anne Howell, Elisha Gatchell, Elizabeth JOB, Rachel Gatchell, Thomas Hughes, Jacob JOB, Jno. white, Mary White, Esther Gatchell, Margaret JOB,Rachel JOB, Hannah JOB, and Caleb JOB
3rd Day 8th Month (October)
"Elisha GATCHELL, son of Elisha of East Notthingham Twp., Chester Co., Province of Pennsylvania, and Mary WORLEY, daughter of Henry of the same place, were married in the 3rd day 8th month 1733 at Public Meeting of Freinds at West Nottingham.
William Brown, Sr., James King, John Piggott, Richard Brown, Goerge Brown, Thonas Brown, Jno. Gatrill, William Kirk, William Reynolds, Richard Sidwell, Dinah Brown, Mary Williams, Isabel King, Elling Brown, Margaret Kirk, Margaret Englnad, Mary Brown, Elisha Gatchell, Rachel Gatchell, Elizabeth Hughes, Henry Reynolds, Thomas Hughes, Abraham JOB, Jacob JOB, Anne Reynolds, Caleb JOB, Abigail JOB, Esther Gatchell, Hannah Gatchell, Anne Gatchell and Rachel Gatchell
-married Barbary ?. (No Quaker Records have been found of this marriage) (As of this time Barbary’s maiden name has not been proven. Though speculated at one time to be the daughter of Joist Hite, it has BEEN PROVEN that she was NOT his daughter.)
Nottingham Records indicate that Caleb was present at marriage of sister Patience Job and Robert MacKay, Jr.
Samuel Job, my direct ancestor and s/o Caleb and Barbary Job, was born in Chester Co., PA
Second Month (April), page 89
"East Nottingham Preparative Meeting Informs this meeting that there has of late happened a Reproachful Difference between two Brothers, Caleb &Joshua Job, which nigh Reached to Giving Blows if not Quite, with abusive and Unbecoming Language, Henry Reynolds & Jeremiah Brown are therefore Desired to treat with them & Labour that they may take the Reproach thereof from Truth & Regain their own Credit by Condemninig the Same accordingly & give an Account to the next Monthly Meeting...”
Third Month (May)
"Caleb Job, being at this meeting, requests one month more to consider the condemning of his bad conduct.”
Sixth Month (August)-page 96
"At our monthly meeting of East Nottingham held the 28th of the Sixth month 1736, The meetings being called the Representatives all appear'd,"
..."Caleb & Joshua Job having been Labour'd with by the Friends appointed, Caleb hath sent a Paper Condemning his Behavior with his Brother which is Received & Jeremiah Brown is appointed to read it in a first Days Meeting at East Nottingham, & make Report to next Monthly Meeting..."
"John White hath Read the Paper that Thomas Oldham gave, according to the Request of the last Monthly Meeting. Joshua Job wholy Refusing to Submit to the meeting or to give Satisfaction for his Misbehavior. For some Reason it is Reford (sic) under his Consideration, hoping his mind may alter in a little time . . . . . . . . ."
-Lord George William Fairfax, Esquire, brought suit against the settlers of the lower Shenandoah.
-Caleb & Barbary Job moved to the Shenandoah.Valley
-Jacob Job, s/o Caleb and Barbary Job, was born in Augsuta Co., (present-day Warren Co., VA)
-Nathan Job, s/o Caleb and Barbary Job, was born in Augusta Co. (present-day Warren Co., VA
-Elizabeth Job, d/o Caleb and Barbary Job, was born in Augusta Co., (present-day Warren Co., VA
"Caleb Job (b. 1704) was living on the South River Shenandoah north and east of present-day Overall, Warren county, Virignia where there were two waterways named after him. Present-day Overall Run was called Caleb Job's Mill Run in the Fairfax grants issued to Michael Hilligas on 10 March 1768 and to Andrew McKay on 23 May 1794. McKay's 261-acre acre tract had been surveyed on 22 November 1766. (according to Gray, Northern Neck Grants) Both of these tracts were located approximately two miles east of Overall, Virginia on Overall Run. The term "Caleb Jobs Mill Run" established that Caleb was operating a mill on this run before his death in 1750. The surveys for William Saffer's tract located adjacent south of Overall referred to Over Run as "Caleb's Run". The other waterway named after Caleb Job was called Calebs/Caleps/Cunningham Run and emptied into the South River about three-fourths mile down river, running north on both sides of U.S. Highway 340 to near Bentonville, Virginia. The run was referred to as "Caleps Run" in Ephriam Leith's 133 acre Fairfax grand and as "Caleb Jobs Run" in Josiah Leith's (George Leith's son) 214-acre grant. When these two tracts were sold, the run was referred to as 'Cunningham's Run' in the deeds."
“(168) Road ordered from Caleb Jones's mill down to County line, James McKay, Moses McKay, Henry Harding, John Hill, Philip Crine, Thos. Land, Wm. Hursh, Thos. Burk,Wm. Harrel, Thos. Grubbs, Wm. Hawkins, Zachery McKay, Joshua Job, James McNeal,Adam Cunningham, Jacob Sterrell, Charles Coxe, Charles Burk, Ephrm. Leech, CALEB JOB
-A Survey of the Shenandoah Valley was undertaken by a team that included George Washington
Ephriam Leith, future husband of Barbary ? Job, was added to the list of Titheables in Augusta Co., VA.
WILL OF CALEB JOBE
Shenandoah The 4th Day of June 1750
I, Caleb Job, of the county of Augusta, and colony of Virginia being weak of body but of a sound mind and memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of live heron do make and ordain this my present Last Will and Testament in manner and from following:
First and principally commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping through the merils of death and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of my sins to inherit ever-lasting life and my body to commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter mentioned and as to what it has pleased God to be bestowed on me of this world I bequeath and bestow as followeth:
I will and bequeath the plantation I now live on to my wife, Barbary, during her widowhood and after the plantation to be sold and the money equally divided between my four children - Samuel, Jacob, Nathan, and Elizabeth.
My will is that my wife shall have her third as the law directs and that the remainder of my estate shall be equally divided among my children before named and they they shall go to trades by the consent of my Ex. Ephriam Leith which I appoint equal power with my wife. Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of:
(Signed - Caleb Jobe)
Witnesses: Abraham Jobe, Moses McKay
Recorded in Augusta County, Clerks Office, Staunton, VA in Will Book 1, page 253
Will of Caleb Job was proved in court
August 2 Abraham Job and Moses McKay gave bond on will of Caleb Job
-Jacob Job, son of Caleb, was added to the list of titheables in Shenandoah Co., VA
“Road ordered from Caleb Job's to James McKay's, crossing the river at a place called the Brush Bottom Ford, and so along the river by Henry Spears' plantation, and that the said Spears, with Mason Combs, John Sallers, Richard Sheitz, William Hurst, William Overall, Thomas Hues, Zachariah McCoy, Torrance Carroll, Wm. Dickenson, Steven Philips, Alexr. Gunnod (?), James McNeal, John Hawkins, Benj. Grider, Ephraim Leath, Charles Williamson, Josiah Parent, Wm. Parent, Thomas Parent, Edmond Bollen, Adam Coningham, Francis Grubbs, keep it in repair."
20 Eighth Month (August)
-Barbary, widow of Caleb Job, married Ephriam Leath, s/o James Leath (his surname is spelled as Leith and Leath in difference locations. Ephraim apparently used the Leeth spelling of the surname, as his signatures on legal documents show this spelling)
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Vol I
(Augusta County Court Records - Order Book No. I) p. 571
“"Moses McKay prays for counter security from Barbara Job (now Leath) and Ephriam Leath, Admrs. of Caleb Job"
"Ephraim Leith and Barbara Job, Admrs. of Caleb Job. Barbara Job has married Leith. Counter security."
-James Leath, s/o Barbaray (?) Job Leath is born
-Ephriam Leath, Jr., s/o Barbary (?) Job Leath is bornAbt 1758
-Sameul Job, s/o Caleb Job, married Dorcas Mackay (d/o Zacarhiah Mackay and Lydia Whitson, and gd/o Robert MacKay, Sr.)
-Lydia Leath, d/o Barbary (?) Job Leath is born
-Jacob Job, s/o Caleb Job, married Deborah MacKay (d/o Zacarhah Mackay and Lydia Whitson and gd/o Robert MacKay, Sr.) probably in Augusta Co., VA (present-day Warren Co., VA)
-Elizabeth Job, d/o Caleb Job, married Josiah Leith, Sr. (s/o George and Miriam Leith)(Josiah would have been a nephew to Ephriam Leith - now Elizabeth’s stepfather)
The Leath (Leeth/Leith) Family History, Volume 1
by Leslie R. Waltman and Andrew L. Leath
page 6, "Caleb Jobe's will probated in June 1750, names his wife Barbara and four children, Samuel, Jacob, Nathan and Elizabeth Jobe. The three Jobe sons went to present-day Tennessee in the 1780's and are found in Sullivan County, Tennessee, records at an early date. We have no evidence of what happened to the daughter Elizabeth who appears to be the youngest of the Jobe children so was probably born ca. 1748. We speculate that she may be the same as the Elizabeth, b ca 1748, who married Josiah Leath, Ephraim's nephew, whose land adjoined Ephraim's."
-Ephriam Leeth was named in the will of his brother, George Leath in Frederick Co., VA. He was given the land where he now lives. Their father was James.
-Ephriam Leeth made bond for title to the church wardens of the parish of Frederick for half of an acre of land when he had clear title to the land.' It appears that Ephraim Leeth lived on his portion of the 200 acres he inherited from his father James Leath
-Son, Samuel Job, and his family moved to Caswell Co, NC -which then extended to the Holston River. (Likely he was one of the 1st ettlers of those Virginians known as the Wataugua Association.--soon realized that this settlement was part of NC)
-Nathan Job, s/o Caleb Job, married Lydia McCorky probably in Shenandoah or Old Dunmore Co., VA
-Samuel Job, s/o Caleb Job, resided in the Wataugua Settlement
-Census of Dunmore County, Virginia shows Ephriam Leith with three males over 16,three males under 16, and six females
-Ephriam Leith appeared in court in the 1770's in the case of Hite et a]. vs. Fairfax to claim this land which was due his father as an early settler of the Hite and McKay survey. Ephraim Leeth finally received clear title to this land in 1791, some six years after his death. The grant totaled 133 acres and was on Jeremy's Run. As Previously written, the land is located in present-day northern Page County, Virginia
-Wataugua Settlement was annexed to NC. Washington District became Washington Co.-with Mississippi River as Western Boundary. After start of RW, Samuel enlisted as Private and became one of the hardy mountaineers of Washington Co., who under John Seiver & Evan Shelby, did valiant service against the loyalist and royal troops.
-Samuel Job, s/o Caleb Job, and his young sons left the Shenandoah Valley to join the Continental Army. He was 42. The Quakers asked him to resign; he refused and was therefore dismissed. During the war year, Samuel & his sons were quartered at the plantation of Richard Pryor in Louisa Co, VA. Samuel's sons Caleb & Daniel later returned to Augusta Co, VA after the war and married the red-haired Pryor sisters.
-The war had depleted the family coffers. The offer of gvt. lands in lieu of unpaid wages were accepted. (Large tracts of land were being given to the veterans for their services)
Samuel Job, s/o Caleb, received Land Grant #189 (state of NC-now TN)-issued 24 Oct 1782 for 512 acres on Kendricks Creek in Washington Co, NC
-Ephriam Leith was given a receipt for selling one steer to the Continental Army
-Personal Property of Ephriam Leatch was taxed for two tithables and ten slaves
-Big Pigeon settlement on Kendrick's Creek, Washington Co., TN, was visited by two primitive Baptist preachers, Jonathan Mulkey and William Reno; which resulted in the election of William and Abraham McKay as a committee to meet with the Association at Kendrick's Creek Church and petition for the assistance of two ministers to establish a primitive church
200 more acres on Kendricks Creek was granted to Samuel Jobe, s/o Caleb Job
-Ephriam Leith was shown on tax list of Shenandoah County with six whites and no blacks
29 May -Ephriam Leath of Shenandoah County deeded to Moses Moody, land, houses, buildings,orchards, and water courses. The property had been granted to Ephriam by deed on 12 March 1771
-Ephriam was included in census of Shenandoah County, on the list of Alexander Hite.
Letters of Katharine Reynolds (written to me about 1970) and the Jobe Journal, Volume II, Sixth Issue, says that Will of Barbary Job Leath mentioned grandchildren, Caleb &Isaac children of son, Samuel (So far I have not been able to obtain a copy of this will to verify)
-Barbary (?) Job Leath, widow of Caleb, dies in Shenandoah Co., VA
-James Leeth was appointed administrator of Ephriam’s estate
-Samuel Jobe of Caswell County, NC (now TN) deeded land to brother Nathan Jobe of Sullivan Co, TN. (Both were sons of Caleb Job)
- Decmeber 1787
-The inhabitants of the Western County requested the North Carolina Legislation create a new state called Tennessee. Jacob Job and Nathan Job (sons of Caleb Job) were among the signers.
near bottom of page 7
"Josiah Leath's will was proved 3 Nov 1789 (Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas, Greene Co., Tenn, Book 1783 -95. p. 136). The will was written 7 Nov. 1782 but has not been located among Greene Co. records. His widow, now Mrs. Elizabeth Matthews, is named as Administratix (Ibid., p. 182). Jeremiah Matthews (also Mathes) was appointed guardian of Josiah's son Josiah (Ibid, p. 208). Josiah's widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Leath, had md. (2) 9 Oct 1788, Greene Co., NC (now Tenn.), to Jeremiah Mathes (originally Matthews), the son of Alexander and Grizzie Mathews of Shenandoah Co., VA Jeremiah was a brother to Alexander Mathes, Jr., who married Josiah Leath's younger sister Ann Leath. Jeremiah and Elizabeth Mathes had one child, a daughter Polly Mathes, b. ca. 1789, Greene Co., Tenn., and md. 19 Aug. 1806, Jefferson Co., Tenn, to George Doherty, Jr. George Jr. was the son of General George Doherty and his 1st wife Priscilla Goforth, and a younger brother to Rachel Doherty who married Polly Mathes older half-brother, Josiah Leath, Jr."