Vestals in Northern Virginia

The Vestals of Northern Virginia

Home of John Vestal in Jefferson County, West Virginia [ Overview of the Vestals in Northern Virginia ]
[ Children of William Vestal, Jr. and Elizabeth Mercer Woodward Vestal ]
[ Children of John Vestal and Ann Potts ]
[ Descendants of John Vestal and Ann Potts ]
[ Chronology of the Vestals in northern Virginia ]
[ Records of Northern Virginia
[ 1734 Royal Land Patent to William Vestal, Jr.]
[ The Bloomery ]
[ Census Records ]
[ Tax Lists ]
[ Jefferson Co. Land Book ]
[ Male Vestals born in VA (from the 1850 census)]
[ Key to Sources ]


Children of William Vestal, Jr.
and Elizabeth Mercer Woodward Vestal


1. William III - (c 1721 - 1787) if he married and had children, no record has been found of either. His will divided his estate among his brothers and sisters and nephews. He died in Chatham Co., NC. Upon the death of his father, following the primogeniture law then in force, as eldest son, he was the heir to the estate of William, Jr.
2. Mary - (c. 1725 - d. bet 1818-1820) married William Jay. They lived SC, where he died. She died in New Burlington, Clinton Co., OH.
3. John - (c. 1725 - 1775) married Ann Potts. John was the only male child of William to remain in Virginia. The remainder moved with their mother to North Carolina. The records in northern Virginia deal with the children of John. John died in Berkeley Co.
4. Thomas - (1717-1813) married Elizabeth Davis in 1754 in NC. He died in Chatham Co., NC.
5. James - (1730-1793) married Mary Jay(?). Disowned by the Cane Creek NC Monthly Meeting for the marriage. He died in Surry Co., NC.
6. David - (1736-1819) married Sarah Chamness in 1759, Cane Creek MM, North Carolina. He died in Chatham Co., NC.
7. Jemima. - (c 1738 - died after the 1787 will of her brother, William) Husband unknown.
8. Female Vestal - In his will, William III mentions his "three sisters," but does not name them.


Children of John Vestal and Ann Potts.

John Vestal and Ann Potts had AT LEAST the following children:

1. William Vestal - married his firs cousin, Hannah Potts, and was disowned by the Quakers for the marriage.
     He was an officer during the American Revolutionary War and died in North Carolina during the War.
2. Elizabeth Vestal- Married Col. George Beeler
3. Mary Vestal - married Alexander Blair
4. John Vestal, Jr.
5. David Vestal

Chronology of the Vestal Family in northern Virginia

1734, 30 Mar - Orange Co., VA - survey of Vanmeter/Hite grant land was made by Robert Brooke for William Vestal [William, Jr., married to Elizabeth Mercer Woodward](NVA-1,p.94)

1734, 3 Oct - William Vestal [Jr., son of William Vestal & Alice Glover] - receives Royal Patent in Orange County of the north side of the Sherrando [Shenandoah] River below the mouth of Spout Marsh Run which falls out of Evetts Marsh Run. [This land changed counties from Orange to Frederick, then Berkeley, then Jefferson County.] [The land is located 3 miles SE of Charles Town, WV, where Hwy 9 crosses over the mouth of Evetts Run and the Shenandoah River]

1736, 10 April - A survey made for William Fairfax indicates a G. Vestal lived on land 2 1/2 miles downriver from William Vestal. Note: the only G. Vestal that is known in this time frame is George Vestal,brother of William, from whom nothing has been heard after he appears on the tax list for Conestoga Twp., Chester Co., PA. No one with the first name beginning with a "G" appears on the tax rolls of Orange/Frederick/Berkeley/Jefferson counties.(NAS-1, p 96, citing the Northern Neck Grants, Vol II, Prince William County, Virginia, 10 February 1736/37, John Awbrey Surveyor.)

1737, 9th mo,7th day - Concord MM, Chester Co., PA - Friends appointed to prepare a certificate for Elizabeth Vestall to Hopewell MM,near Winchester, several years after she had changed Meetings (NVA-2, p. 20)

1738, 23 June - lawsuit by Jost Hite against Willliam Vestal dismissed in Orange Co., VA Court.(NVA-27)

1742, May 10 - William Vestal and others contract with Thomas Mayberry "to build a bloomery for making Barr iron" on the Shennandoah River . (WV-3, p. 168)

1743, 27 May - William Vestal, Arthur Buchanan, Peter Hedges, and Thomas Hart appointed to "view and lay off a road from Jonas Hedges at Israel Robinson Gapp down to Vestal's Ford." They accomplished the task and reported back to the court (NVA-5)

1745, 4 Mar - Elizabeth Vestal named Administrator of William Vestal's Estate (NVA-6, p. 66)

1748, 8 Jul - Appraisement of the estate of William Vestal, Deceased.

1748, 12th month. Marriage of John Vestill and Ann Potts was orderly accomplished. Women's Minutes, Fairfax Monthly Meeting. (NVA-4, p. 109)

1749, 9th month: Ann Vestill requests a certificate to Hopewell MM. (NVA-4, p. 109)

1750, 1 May - John Vestal purchases 128 acres from Jost Hite for 20 pounds. The tract included the land where G. Vestal lived. (NAS-1, p. 96, citing Frederick Co., VA Deed Book 2, p. 151)

1750, 11 Aug - Stephen Emory named by Elizabeth Vestal to hold her Power of Attorney. Witnesses: Samuel Baldwin, John Hardin, William Vestal, John Vestal.(NVA-10, p.154)

1750, Aug 25 - [Release] between William Vestall of County of Frederick Yeoman [Note: This is the son of Wm. Vestal & Elizabeth Mercer] to George Johnston and John Hardin Gent. of the same County... sold for L 60, ... 285 acres a tract granted to William Vestall, father of said William, on 3 Oct 1734, situated on the Shanandore [Shennandoah] River.(NVA-10, p. 194)

1751, 10th month, 7th day. Elizabeth Vestal and sons William and Thomas received by Cane Creek MM, Alamance Co., NC (NVA-2, p. 540)

1752, 4 Jun - "[Lease] between John Hardin of county of Frederick [to] Richard Stephenson....part of a tract of Land containing ten Acres and being part of a tract of land two hundred and siventy five acres which the sd John Hardin purchased of and from William Vestall eldest son and heir at Law of William Vestall Dec'd. and being granted to sd William Vestal Dec'd. by patent bearing date 3rd Oct. 1734 lyaing and being on a Branch of Shanandore River known bythe name of Worthington's Marsh...being the land on wich there is an Iron works built...." [NVA, p. 649)

1752, 9 June - John Hardin of County of Frederick to Richard Stephenson of Frederick Co. Consideration of five shillings; part of a tract of land containing ten acres and being part of a tract of land of two hundred and seventy five acres which the said John Hardin purchased of and from William Vestall decd. And being granted to said William vestal, decd, by parent bearing date 3rd Oct 1734, lying and being on a Branch of Shanandore River known by the name of Worthington's Marsh being the land on which an iron works was built.(NVA-10, p. 460)

1753/1754 - Elizabeth Vestall assessed 55 pounds in tobacco for tax (NVA-9, signedd 17 Jan 1754)

1754, Apr 8. - "to bacon for the Regiment of John Vestal at Shenandoah and ferriages over L1.90." [The Papers of George Washington: Colonia Series, Vol 1, 1748-Aug 1755, W. W. Abbot, Editor, Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1983, p. 221]

1755, Sept. 2 - JOHN VASTALL of Capt. John Hardin's Co., fined 15 shillings, or 150 pounds of tobacco for missing 3 private musters within the last 12 months [NVA-7 p. 9).

1755, Dec 11 - Frederick Co., list of voters includes name of JOHN VESTAL[NVA-8, p. 330]

1758, July 24 - Alpha poll for Frederick County - JOHN VESTAL [NVA-8, p. 518]

1758, 28 Oct - JOHN VESTALL OF Co. commanded by Capt. John Hardin - 30 shillings for missing 2 private and one general meeting (NVA-22, p. 185)

1758, 28 Oct - Capt. John Hardin returns his muster roll. Listed is JOHN VESTAL. Col. John Carlyle's land on Shannandoah River; also surveyed on 15 apr 1762 - 29 Mar 1763.(NVA-8)

1759 - John Vestal, Frederick Co., Va Rent Rolls (NVA-16)

1760, 9th month: Ann Vestal removed some time ago to Hopewell MM. A certificate was sent after her. Fairfax MM Women's Minutes (NVA-4, p. 115)

1760, 6 Nov - JOHN VESTAL pilot of chain survey

1761, May 18 - poll taken at election of Burgesses, Frederick Co., VA. JOHN VESTAL [NVA-8, p. 549]

1762, Dec 14 - Grant by Thomas Lord Fairfax to JOHN VESTAL of Frederick Co. in the Northern Neck of Virginia; land on the Shannandoah River in Frederick Co. 58 acres.

1762, 16 day December - Fairfax MM - Ann Vestal [wife of John] witness at wedding of John Conrad to Elizabeth Potts, daughter of David Potts [NVA-4]. Fairfax Monthly Meeting

1763, 2 Feb - Know all Men by these presents that we Thomas Speake Henry Heath JOHN VESTALL Robert Pearis Humy. Wells Robert McKay and Patrick Rice are firmly bound unto or Sovereign Lord King George the Third in sum of Three Thousand Pounds ... The Condition of above obligation is Such that the above bound Thomas Speake by virtue of a Commission under the Hand of the Honourable francis Fauquier Esq. Lieut. Gov. and Commander in Chief of Virginia ... appointed Sherif of County of Frederick ... to Collect from the Inhabitants the Taxes on them ... etc ...
(signed) Thomas Speake
Henry Heth
JOHN VESTALL
Robert Pearis
Humphry Wells
Robert McKay
Patrick Rice
Wit: the Court
Recorded: 2 Feb 1763 (NAS-25, p. 128 from Book 8, page 183)

1764, 18th day of 4th mo at Gap Meeting House. John Vastal and Ann Vestal, witnesses at marriage of Jonathan Connard and Jane Potts, daughter of David Potts. [see above, p 7]. Fairfax MM (NVA-4)

1764, 1 Oct - JOHN VESTAL witness to William Hall's will.

1766, July 15 - Loudoun Co., VA. Philip Feizel and wife Susannah to JOHN VESTAL of Frederick Co., VA Co., VA for L 67 15 sillings VA money - 45 acres, part of 52 acres from William Berry and wife Rebecca to Phillip Fesall.(NVA-13)

1766, 19 Aug - JOHN VESTAL, Frederick Co., VA. 408 acres. On shannondoah River, beginning near and on the upper side of the Ferry Landing corner to Gersham Key. [NVA-13, p. 140]. Also, 17 Acres, including an island in Shannandoah River near the mouth thereof [NVA-13, p. 138]

1769, Jun 13 - Deed of Release, John Nevill and Winifred his wife to John Vestal - 76 acres. Witnesses: Tho. Lindsey, Jam. Lindsey, Thos. Berry, Edmond Lindsey, Jr. Samuel Moore (NVA-12, p. 128)

1771, 4 July - Between Thomas Rutherford Esq High Sheriff of County of Frederick [to] JOHN VESTALL of the said County of Frederick ... Whereas an execution lately issued against a certain Thomas Speake Late Sheriff of the said County for the sum of one thousand and seventy seven pounds seventeen shillings and three pence ... Whereas the said Thomas Rutherford on the ___ day of _____ last past did expose to Publick Sale the Estate of said Thomas Speake & Whereas the said John Vestall did purchase the Plantation or Tract of Land mentioned at the price of three hundred & thirty two pounds ... Now this Indenture that said Thomas Rutherford for consideration of three hundred & thirty two pounds hath granted bargained and sold unto JOHN VESTALL tract of Land above mentioned being the same that was granted to William Loftin by Deed from the Proprietors Office the 13th May 1752 for three hundred and seventy two Acres and by him conveyed to said thomas Speake by Deeds of L & R recorded in the county Court of Frederick & for which said Thomas Speake by Deeds of L & R recorded in the County Court of Frederick & for which said Thomas Speake hath obtained a Surplus Deed from the Proprietors Office dated 5th Novv 1770 whereby the same appears to contain four hundred and eighty five Acres ... in the line of Ralph Wormly Esq. ... Corner to Robert Rutherford ... at the line of Taliaferro Striplling ... (signed) Thomas Rutherford
Wit: Henry Wells, David Kennedy, Geoorge Rice, William McCormick
Recorded: 7 Aug 1771

1771, 8 July - [Lease] Between John Vestell of County of Frederick [to] Benjamin Sedwick of Calvert County in Province of Maryland.... consideration of five Shillings .... Tract of Land containing four hundred and eighty five Acres lying and being situate near or on the south side of the Long Marsh in the County of Frederick and being the same that was granted to William Loftin by Deed from the Proprietors Office on 3rd May 1752 for 372 Acres and by him conveyed to Thomas Speake by Deeed of L & R and for which said Thomas Speake obtained and Including a Deed from the said Proprietor the 5th Nov. 1770 containing the aboe mentioned quantity of four hundred and eighty five Acres ... line of Ralph Wormly Esq. ... Corner to Robert Rutherford ... Yielding and Paying rent of one Pepper Corn on Lady day next ... (signed) John Vestal
Wit: Thomas Rutherford, Taliaferro Stribling, john Humphrey.
Recorded 7 Aug 1771
[Release} Between John Vestal and Ann his wife of County of Frederick [to] Benjamin Sedwick of the other part.... consideration of four hundred and twelve pounds ... 485 Acres (same as above) ... (signed) John Vestal
Wit: same as above
Recorded: 7 Aug 1771(NVA-24, p. 17, from Deed Book 15, p. 89)

1771, 13 July - KNOW all men by these presents that I Thomas Speake of County of Frederick having heretofore reposed Trust in JOHN VESTAL by making a Power of Attorney to him ... to sell my land lying on the waters of Little Cape Capeon in County of Hampsire ... but the said JOHN VESTAL having not properly proceeded to Transact the business agreed to the said Power ... Now know ye that for the purpose above mentioned I the said Thomas Speake ... do make ordain constitute and appoint JOHN VESTAL, Humphrey Wells, Henry Hill, Patrick Rice and Robert McKay all of County aforesaid my true and lawfull Attorneys for me and in my name ... that any three of the said Attorneys shall enter into and take possession of six tracts of Land situate on the waters of Little Cape Capon in the County of Hampshire containing one thousand five hundred and fifty Acres and the same to sell at the best advantage...
(signed) Thos. Speake
Wit: William Scott, Thomas Welsh, Thomas Edmondson, Jeremiah Beall
Recorded: 7 Nov 1771 (NVA-24, p. 47 from Book 15, p 265)

1771, 8 July - [Lease] Between John Vestell of County of Frederick [to] Benjamin Sedwick of Calvert County in Province of Maryland.... consideration of five Shillings .... Tract of Land containing four hundred and eighty five Acres lying and being situate near or on the south side of the Long Marsh in the County of Frederick and being the same that was granted to William Loftin by Deed from the Proprietors Office on 3rd May 1752 for 372 Acres and by him conveyed to Thomas Speake by Deeed of L & R and for which said Thomas Speake obtained and Including a Deed from the said Proprietor the 5th Nov. 1770 containing the aboe mentioned quantity of four hundred and eighty five Acres ... line of Ralph Wormly Esq. ... Corner to Robert Rutherford ... Yielding and Paying rent of one Pepper Corn on Lady day next ... (signed) John Vestal
Wit: Thomas Rutherford, Taliaferro Stribling, john Humphrey.
Recorded 7 Aug 1771
[Release} Between John Vestal and Ann his wife of County of Frederick [to] Benjamin Sedwick of the other part.... consideration of four hundred and twelve pounds ... 485 Acres (same as above) ...
(signed) John Vestal
Wit: same as above
Recorded: 7 Aug 1771(NVA-24, p. 17, from Deed Book 15, p. 89)


1771, 31 Oct 1771 - GREETINGS - Whereas John Vestal and Ann his wife by their certain Deeds of L & R the 8th & 9th July 1771 have sold and conveyed to Benjamin Sedwick the Fee Simple Estate of and in a certain Tract of Land situate in County of Frederick containing four Hundred and eighty five Acres ... Ann Vestal now releases right of Dower to above mentioned Land ...
(signed) Jacob Hitge, Samuel Washington
Recorede: 5 Nov 1771 (NVA-24, p 31 from Deed Book 15, p. 173)

1772 - John Vestal, Berkeley Co., VA Rent Rolls (NVA-16)

1772, 8, 3. John & wife Ann, disowned for consenting to their daughter's marrying out of unity. (NVA-2, p. 453)
1772, 8, 3. Elizabeth Bealor, daughter of John & Ann Vestal, disowned for marrying out of unity. (NVA-2, p. 453)

1772, 10, 5. Mary Jay (formerly Vestal) condemned for marrying out of unity. (NVA-2, p. 453)

1773, 2nd month: Hannah Vestal, formerly Potts, has gone out in marriage with a man that is her first cousin. Fairfax MM Women's Minutes (NVA-4, p. 125)

1773, 1st day 2nd month - Hopewell MM, Frederick Co., VA - John Vestal, wife, and Elizabeth Bealer dismissed: Neglected meetings and consented to their daughter's marriage in their home contrary to discipline. (NVA-2, p 500)

1773, 6th day, 9th month - Hopewell MM, Frederick Co., VA - William Vestal, married first cousin contrary to discipline (NVA-2, p 500)

1773, 3rd month. Fairfax MM - Women's Minutes - It is supposed Hanah Vestal has gone out of these parts. (NVA-4, p 125)

1773, 27 Apr - Hannah Vestal, formerly Potts, married contrary to discipline in 2 month last to her first cousin and removed to Hopewell MM, VA. Disowned, copy of disownment paper sent to Hopewell MM for service upon her. (NVA-14, Fairfax MM, p. 575.)

1773 - William Vestol, Fauquier co., VA Pattentee (NVA-16)

1774, 11th day, 8th month - Hopewell MM, Mary Vestol Blare, married contrary to discipline (Hopewell, p. 500)

1775, 15 Aug - William Vestal part of bond, will of John Crow (NVA-15)

1775, 7 Sep - Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of John Vestall late of the County of Berkeley, deceased

1776 - John Vestal, Berkeley Co. Rent Rolls (NVA-16)

1777, 5 Aug - Northern Neck Land Grant, William Vestal - Hampshire County. 400 acres on both sides of Little Cacepapehon adjoining Daniel McLoughling [Northern Neck Grants Q, p 181-182]

1777, 6 Aug - Northern Neck Land Grant to William Vestal in Hampshire County; 500 acres. On both sides of Little Cacapehon adjoining George Anderson [Northern Neck Grants Q, p.182-183]. [This is William Vestal, son of John Vestal and Ann Potts]

1777 - John Vestal, Berkeley Co., VA Rent Rolls (NVA-16)
William Vestal, Berkeley Co., VA Rent Rolls (NVA-16)

1778, Apr 13 - William Vestal, son and heir of John vestal, decd., of Berkeley Co., VA and Hannah his wife to John and Wm. Blair, both of Loudoun Co., VA, tract on south side of blue Ridge - east Whitmore's lot - 500 acres, 5000 lbs. Witnesses: F. Keyes, Alexr. Dromgoole

1779, 5th day 7th month - Hopewell MM - John Vestal, complained against "for training in the militia service and also has hired a man as a substitute to go in war" (NVA-14, p. 453)

1780 - Berkeley Co. - Quit Rent in acct. w/ Thomas Lord Fairfax. William Vestal. 3 parcels of land of 408, 800 and 55 acres.

1781 - William Vestal [John/William, Jr/William Sr.]- mentioned in the pension application of Isaac Collett, who stated that when he resided in Berkeley Co., VA he enlisted in April 1781 as a private in Capt. William Vestal's Company, Col. Richard Willis's Virginia Regiment. The regiment rendevouzed at Martinsburg; marched to Fredericksburg on the Rappahannock River, Spotsylvania County, reached Fredericksburg, where a company was formed out of militia from Hampshire & Berkeley Counties, to march to Richmond. [EVR]

1781, March 13 - . "On the petition of John Conrad against William Vestal, Admin. Of John Vestal, who was Ex'r of Jonas Potts, ordered that the said William give the petitioner counter or other security or deliver up the estate into his hands." (NVA-17, p. 33)

1782 - Berkeley Co. Rent Roll 1774-1781, William Vestal, 1263 acres (Reconstructed Census 1774-1810, p 27). William Vestal, 1263 acres.

1783, Oct 21 - Hannah Vestal appointed guardian for unnamed orphan of William Vestall, deceased. ((NVA-26, p 49))

1784, June 1 -Indenture between Hannah Vestal, widow of Lt. William Vestal and guardian of William Vestal, infant and heir to William Vestal, and William Brady, Berkeley Co., VA

1784, 15 Nov, Frederick Co., VA. Between George Beeler Adm. of the goods and Chattles & Credits of William Vestal dec'd who was Excor. of the Last will and Testament of John Vestall dec'd. who was Adm. of the goods and Chattles & Credits of Thomas Speaks of County of Berkeley [to] Christopher Fry of Frederick County.... Not this indenture in consideration of Two pounds Seven Shillings & nine pence paid by said Christopher Fry ... said George Beeler doth Surrender unto him said Christopher Fray all the right title and Interest in trust property of said George Beeler which said Thomas Speak, John Vestall & William Vestall might enjoy in parcel thereof... (signed) G. Beeler .... wit: Mereidth Helm, George Calmes, Wm. McPherson (NVA-23, p. 127 from Deed Book 20, p. 368)
(Note: George Beeler was the husband of John Vestal's daughter, Elizabeth. The William Vestal dec'd listed as Executor of John Vestal, was Lt. William Vestal, who died in the Revolutionary War.)

1785, 15 Nov - Hannah Vestal, widow of Lt. William Vestal (son & heir of John Vestal) leases land, mill, and timber for 16 years.

1786, 4 day, 9 month - Hopewell MM, David Vestal disowned for neglecting to attend meetings (Hopewell, p 506
    "The Friends appointed to Treat with David Vestal, Report they all had an opportunity with him, and thought it would not be advantagious to continue him a Member, neither doth he desire it, Therefore We do Disown him from being any longer a member of our Religious Society, until by circumspect walking he may manifest true repentance, & make Satisfaction for the same & Daniel McPherson & Willliam Grubb is appointed to give him a Copy of this Minute, and know his mind respecting he appealing, & report thereof to next mo. meeting. (microfilm of minutes of Hopewell MM).

1787 Census of Virginia, Berkeley County; Tax List B.
Mrs. Ann Vestal 2 horses, 3 cattle [not tithable, as she was a widow]
David Vestal, 1 horse
John Vestal, 2 horses

1794, 25 Jan - Mary Vestal marries John Potts. (NVA-18)

1794, Feb 18 - John Potts appointed guardian for Willliam Vestall, son of William Vestsal, deceased. (NVA-26, p 121)

1801, Mar 11 - Marriage of John Vestal and Susannah Rogers; Suretor: John Conoway, Book 2, p. 117 (NVA-18)

1795 - Whereas in a Suit of Chancery lately commencedand prosecuted in the county courts of Berkeley by John Potts and Elizabeth Ozborn against William Vestall, heir at law of William Vestall, decd., who was heir at law to John Vestall decd. - decree dated 1795 - 408 acres on Shenandoah River - to be sold to saatisfy debt in decree - William Vestall infant at time of obtaining decree but now of lawful age - to Thomas Wilson

1820, 27 Nov - William Vestal purchases a lot in Charles Town from Jacob Fisher.

1823, 18 Nov - marriage of Jane Vestal and James McKenney; James McKinney and John Vestal, bond (Marriages of Jeffersosn Co., VA/Wv 1801-1890; coomp. J. Lestser Lind, 1973, no pub)

1828, 20 Nov - Marriage of George Vestal and Anne Anderson.



Records of Northern Virginia



1745, 4 Mar - Elizabeth Vestal appointed to Administer William Vestal's Estate
     Know all men by these Presents that we, Elizabeth Vestal, Thomas Rutherford & John Linsay, Gent., are held and firmly bound unto Morgan Morgan, Gent., the First Justice in the Commission of the Peace for Frederick County, for and in behalf and to the use and behoof of the Justices of the said County and their successors in the sum of one Thousand Pounds Current Money of Virginia to be paid the said Morgan Morgan, his executors, administrators and assigns: To every one of us, our and every of our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally firmly by these presents. Sealed to our seals. Dated 4th day of March 1745.
  The condition of this obligation is and that if the above bound elizabeth Vestal, Administratrix of all the Goods, Chattles & Credits of William Vestal, deceased, do make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattles, and Credits which have or shall come to the hands, Possession or Knowledge of her the P. Adm., or into the hands or Possession of any other Person or Persons for harm and the same so made do Exhibit or cause to be exhibited in the County court of Frederick at such time as she ahll be thereunto required by the said Court and the same Goods, Chattles and Credits and all other the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased at the time of his death which at any time after shall come to the hands or possession of her the Administratrix, or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for her do well and truly administer according to law; and the doings therein when thereto required by the said Court and All the found remaining upon the P. Adm. Account, the same being first examined and allowed by the Justices of the Court for the time being shall Deliverand pay Rents unto such Person or persons respectively as the said Justices by their Order or Judgment shall Direct Pursuant to the laws in that case made and Provided and if it shall here-after appear that any Last Will and Testament was made by the said vestal, Deceased and the Executor or Executors herein named do exhibit the same unto the said Court making a request to have it allowed and approved accordingly of the said Administratrix being thereunto requested do render and deliver up her letters of Administratoion, approbatgion of such Testament being first had and made in the said Court Then this obligation to be void and none Effect Else to be and remain in full Force and Virtue.
        Elizabeth Vestal (seal)
Thomas Rutherford (seal)
JOhn Lindsay (seal)

At a court held for Frederick County on Tuesday the 4th day of March 1745 Elizabeth Vestal Administratrix of the Estate of William Vestal Deceased, Together with Thomas Rutherford & John Lindsey, Gent., her Securities Acknowledged this their Bond for the said Elizabeth's true and faithful Administration of the Estate of the said Deceased, and the same is Admitted to Record.
Exam.
Test J. wood, Cl. Cur.

This Indenture made this 27th day of November 1820 Between Jacob Fisher of the town of Charles Town of the first part and William Vestal of the County of Jefferson of the other part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars in hand paid by the said William Vestal the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents do grant bargain and sell unto the said William Vestal one half part of Lott No 121 situate in the Town & county aforesaid, being the same which was purchased by Thomas Stewart of of Col. Charles Washington and Mildred his wife by Indenture bearing the date the 7th day of February 1798 and recorded in the County Court of Berkeley, and containing one quarter of an Acre, also two certain half acre lotts Viz No. 162 & 163 situate in the said Town of charles town which were conveyed to Henry Haines by Samuel Washington and his wife by deed now of Record in the County Court of Berkley to which reference is hereby made and by said Haines conveyed to said Fisher. Also four Beds Bedsteads and Bedding. One Ten plate stove & pipe one Bureau and contents, one corner cupboard and contents, 1 Large size Kettle - 2 potts - 2 ovens, 2 looking glasses, 2 Tables, the one Cherry, the other walnut, one chest & one candlestand - three sowes and piggs, and about thirty books - together with the rest and residue of the said Fishers property - To have and to hold the aforesiad premises & property with their appurtances to the said Wm. Vestal his heirs Executors Administrators & assigns, to the only proper use and behoff of him the said William Vestall his Executors Administrators and assigns and the said Jacob Fisher covenent, that the aforesaid property is free and clear of all encumbrances whatsoever, and that he will warrant and defend the same against the claims of himself his heirs and against the claims of all persons whatsoever. In Testimony whereof the said Jacob Fisher hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and date first herein mentioned.
Jacob Fisher (Seal)
Signed Sealed and Delivered
in the presence of William Cameron
Saml. Russell
R. C. Lee.

At a Court continued and held for Jefferson County the 28th day of November in the ywar 1820.
This Indenture was acknowledged by Jacob Fisher and ORdered to be Recorded.
By the Court
Teste R. G. Hite

1829/1830 - Jefferson County, VA Will Book 6, page 220. -
Sale of William Vestall's Property, 19 Feb 1829. [Wm, son of Lt. Wm & Hannah Potts
Property Purchaser Amount
1 Bay Horse Willliam Grove ]$62.25
1 Table Nelson Shamblen 5.50
Geers (?) Scythes H. Gershon Keyes 1.95
Swingle (?) tree H. Same 1.30
Do do shovel spade H Same 1.00
1 Cubboard Joseph Simmoons 7.00
1 Buffilow Skin Wm. Grove & Shirley (?) 2.75
Wm. Grove clk $84.75
At a court continued and held for Jefferson County the 16th day of February 1830. This account of Sales of of the estate of William Vestall decd. Was returned and bordered to be recorded.

The Estsate of William Vestall Decd in account with Francis Gardner admn. Thereof
Feb 13, 1828 To Cash paid Jno L Gallaher p. afc _____ advertising sale $1.00
" do. Paid Peyton Dreus' fee bill 1827 .18
" do. Paid S. J. Cramer clk fee bill, June 1828 1.04
" .do paid same . . . . do. Sept 1827 .70
" do. Paid Daniel Lee clk. Fee bill, July 1828 2.90
" do. Paid Thomas Hite Shff. For bill March 1828 .30
" do. Paid J. R Douglass lryr. His acct. prect 18.00
Feb 16, 1830 " do. Paid Commissioner for settling this account 1.00
" Commision on #133.61 at 6 per cent the amount of the
opposite crecits 8.01
Balance due the estate 100.47
CR $133.61
Mar 1818 By amount of personal property sold this day 24.96
Feb 19, 1829 " ditto . . . ;. Ditto . Ditto 84.75
Jan 21, 1830 " Cash received of Daniel Snyder balance of Mill acct 10.25
" Ditto . . . of John Strider balance of what & corn
per his Mill account 13.65
Feb 16, 1830 " By Balance the estate see opposite 100.47
Jefferson County, to wit: January Court 1830
Ordered, that Robert Worthington, being first sworn, do settle the administrative account of the estate of William Vestall decd, with Francis Gardner the administrator thereof and make report thereof to the court

Appraisement of the Estate of William Vestal, Decd.

By virtue of an Order of court to us Directed We John Linsey Gent. Enoch Person Thomas Hart did meet at the house of William Vestal deceased and did Apprise the Estate off him the sd. Wm. Vestall desed. or as Much theirof as came to our view in Manner as follows this.
Apt. two stears - 7 pounds
one cow -1/15; three twoyear old steaers 2/10, total 4 pounds 5 shillings
Two steers one bull - 4/10; Two Read Cows 5/10 - total 8 pounds
three yearling claves 1/4 - one mar & 3 year ould horse and colt - 11 pounds 4 shillings
One Ould Bed & Bolster; Two ould sheet; two ould Blankets 1 pound 10 shillings
One Good Bed & Covering 5 pounds - one Coverlet 6/1 - total 5 pounds 6 shillings
Two cart horses - 6 punds 1 shilling
A parsel of Spoon Yarn Woosted & a pare of Wool Cards, 2 pounds, 3 shillings
A parsel of Wool & one Sheep skin, 4 shillings
Three pieces of Stock Iron 2/6; Two ould Aces /4; total 6 shillings, 6 pence
A parsel of ould iron 3/1; one spaid /3; one hemp hackle /3 - 9 shillings total
Eleven sheep & 6 lambs - 3 pounds 8 shillings
; Three pieces of Stock Iron 2/6; Two ould Aces /4, 6 shillings 6pence
A parcel of Cart Boxes and Clantes (clamps) /5; a parcel of Cart Bands /4; total 9 shillings
A parcel of Ould Iron Tools /9; Two Beels (Bells?) /5 - total 14 shillings
A parcel of Carpenters Tools 7/6 - three ould hoes /4; - total 11 shillings, 6 pence
One Steel Trap 10/; two shairs & Coulters, - total 1 pound, 10 shillings
One Cross Cut Saw 10/; one Timber Chain 7/6d - Total 17 shilllings, 6 pence
One Tennent Saw 4/; one Chissel 2/ - Total 6 shillings
Two Poots (Pots); Poot hooks & necks - 1 pounds
One pan; one Gridiron 6/; one pare of house tongs 3/ - 9 shillings
One Kittill 5/; one Meal Seef (Seive) 1/3d - 9 shillings 3 pence
To a parcel of Wooding ware and two milk pans - 1 pounds
Two Puter Dishes; one plater; one Barbers hone - 7 shillings
Two Chists; one box; one Bed stand - 1 pound, 2 shillings
a parcel of waring cloase (?) - 1 pounds, 10 shillings
To one pair of Cart Wheels - 4 shillings, 5 pence
Sighed: John Linsey, Thomas Hart, Enoch Person
(NVA-6, p. 79)

7 Sep, 1775 - Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of John Vestal
30 Head of Sheep @ 7/ 10-10-0
1 white Mare and a dark Gray Colt 10-0-0-
1 Old Gray Horse L 4 Black ditto L 6 10-0-0-
15 Head of young Hogs 4-18-0
10 Head of Cattle 24-5-0
2 Work Oxen and a Yoke 12-0-0-
A quantity of wheat in the sheaf supposed to be 175 Bushels
12 Swarms or Hives of Bees @ 5/ 3-0-0-
3 Sets Plough Irons 3 old ploughs 1 clevis & a sing 3-0-0-
1 Dutch Plough or Scraper 0-6-6
The tire of a pair of old wagon wheels 0-10-0-
The tire of a pair of Timber wheels a Timber Chain & large Clevis 1-15-0
3 Axes 1 Hatchet and 1 Iron Hammer 0-11-0
3 old hose 2/6 1 old shovel 9d 1 Mattock 4/ 0-7-3
13 Harrow teeth 8/ 1 Pair iron wedges 2/6 0-10-6
1 Pair Old Stillyards 7/6 1 Brand Iron &c 1/6 0-9-0
A quantity of Rubish old Iron 0-18-0
1 Bar of Iron 4/ a parcel of old horse gears 12/ 0-12-0
1 Old saddle 6/ 8 pitch forks at 1/ 0-9-0
1 old Scythe &c 4/ 1 pair of old wagon ladders &c 8/ 0-7-0
a parcel of pewter 34/6 5 Sory Planes 1/6 1-17-0
a parcel of old Tin ware and three spoons 0-2-6
a parcel of knives & forks 0-4-6
A parcel of wooden ware 2/ 2 old Piggins 2 Tubs 0-5-0
2 Sory Flat Irons 2/6 3 old wooden bowls 9d 0-3-3-
1 Pair of fire Tongs 1 Shovel 5/ 1 Grid Iron and griddle 3/ 0-8-0
3 Iron Plates 3 pair pot Hooks & 2 Iron Pot Racke 1-10-0
1 old Dough Trough & 1 small pine Table 0-4-6
4 Sory small Calves 0-12-6
2 Spining wheels 12/ 2 old smooth Bored Guns 35/ 2-7-0
1 pair old saddle Bags 2/6 1 Plate 1/6 0-4-0
1 pine Chest 6/ 0 chairs 21/ 1-7-0
1 Walnut Table 12/ 1 Spice mill 6/ other Lumber 1/ 0-19-0
1 Set of worsted Combs and a screw 1-0-0-
1 old Case 2 Bottles and a Tin sugar Box 0-5-6
2 Beds furniture 2 Bedsteads 30 2 Cords & 1 warming pan 7-10-0
1 Desk and Book Case 7-0-0
1 old pine Table 2/ 1 Jug 3/ 1 Pigin and an old Brush 0-6-0
3 old Pewter Basons 3/9 a parcel of Tallow 6/ 0-9-9-
1 old Chaff Bed & indifferent Bed quilt 0-12-6
1 Crosscut saw & 1 small wood ditto 1-5-0
a quantity Iron spikes & a parcel of old Iron 0-7-6
About 40 lbs wood at 1/2 4 6/8 1 old Bed Cord 1/ 2/7/8
a small quantity Hemp 0-2-0
Thos. Howard a servant man who has to serve about 2 years and seven months is Included to Freedoom Dues 11-0-0
Frances Lutonen Indentured Servant woman who has to serve about 2 years & 7 months 8-0-0-
17 Geese at 1/62 5/6 3 3/4 Yards Lute string Silk at 10/37/6 3/3/0/
About 20,000 foot of Pine Plank !61/ 60/0/0
1 pair Mill stones 86/15 flour Barels at 1/3 4/18/9
About 30 acres of Indian Corn now growing when gathered supposed to contain about 700 Bushels
1 stack of Damaged Hay 30/ a parcel of Flax 30/ 3-0-0-
1 Indifferent Wheat fan 1-0-0-
A quantity of Hay 12-0-0-
1 old silver watch 30 1 Flax Hackle 10/ 2-0-0-
The Total amount exclusive of the wheat & Indian Corn
1 Bay Horse Colt 4-0-0- 1 Black Ditty 2-0-0- 6-0-0-
      Thos Rutherford
      John Sewell
      Thos Hart
      Benjamin Rankin
At a Court held for Berkeley County the 19th Day of March 1776 The inventory and appraisement of the Estate of John Vestall Deceased was returned and ordered to be recorded      Teste         Will Drew Cl Court )Will Book 1, page 45, Berkeley County, Virginia (West Virginia)

Census Records


1787 Census of Virginia, Berkeley co., Tax List B
  Mrs. Ann Vestal, 2 horses, 3 cattle, not tithable [Ann Potts, widow of John Vestal]
  David Vestal, 1 horse, no cattle
  John Vestal, 2 horses, no cattle

1810 Census, Jefferson Co., VA, p 178
William Vestal
  1M 26-45 [b 1765-1784]
  1F <10
  1F 26-45
  1 slave

David Vestal
  1M < 10 [b 1800-1810]
  1M 10-16 [b 1794-1800]
  2M 16-26 [b 1784-1794]
  1M 45 & up [b before 1765]
  2F <10
  1F 16-26
  1F 45 & up
  no slaves

1820 Census, Jefferson Co., VA,
William Vestall, page 90A [believe this is the William who was the son of Lt. William & Hannah Potts]; Avon Mills
 1M 16-18 (born 1802-1804)
 2 M 16-26 (1 born 1802-1804 - same as above; 1 born 1794-1801)
 1M 26-45
 1F 45 & up
 1 person engaged in Manufacture
 1 free Colored Person 26-45
 5 free 45 & up Colored Persons

David Vestal, page 93A
 1M 26-45
 1F <10
 1F 16-26

1830 Census, Jefferson Co., VA, p 162
George Vestal
 1M 20-30
 1F 15-20

Berkeley & Frederick Co., VA Tax Lists

1759 - John Vestal (Frederick Co.)
1764 - John Vestal (Frederick Co.)
1772 - John Vestal (Frederick Co.)
1773 - William Vestal (Fauquier Co. pattentee)
1776 - John Vestal (Berkeley Co.)
1777 - John Vestal, William Vestal (Berkeley Co.)
1787 - David Vestal, John Vestal

1793 - Berkeley Co., VA Tax List - ANN VESTAL (Reconstructed Census, 1774-1810, Berkeley Co., VA, Max Grove, Comp, Colesville, MD: Eastern WV Press, n.d.) [This is Ann Potts Vestal, widow of John Vestal]

Jefferson County (VA/WV) Person Property Tax Books, 1802-1807, 1809-1850


Jefferson Co., VA (WV) Land Book 1802-1824

  • 1802 - William Vestal, 308 Acres, $3.53 tax
  • 1803 - William Vestal, 308 Acres, $3.53 tax
  • 1804 - William Vestal, 308 Acres, $3.53 tax
  • 1805 - William Vestal, 308 Acres, $3.53 tax
  • 1806 - William Vestal, 308 Acres, $3.53 tax
  • 1807 - William Vestal, 308 Acres, $3.53 tax
  • 1808 - William Vestal, 308 Acres,
  •   - William Vestal, 18 Acres, Total tax on both properties: $4.79
  • 1809 - William Vestal [entry too light to read]
  • 1810 - William Vestal, 308 Acres, 18 Acres. Total tax $4.79
  • 1814 - South Dist., William Vestal, 308 acres joining Shenandoah river. Total Tax $6.45
  • 1816 - William Vestal, 308 acres adjoining Shenandoah; 8 acres 4 miles east of Court House, Total Tax $5.59
  • 1818 - not readable
  • 1819 - William, 316 Acres, $5.59 tax
  • 1820 - William Vestal, 322 acres adjoining Shenandoah; $16.10 tax
  • 1821 - William Vestal, 322 Acres adj. Shenandoah River; Total value of land & buildings, $12,888. Tax $11.59

  •     William also had a taxable town lot in Charles Town; $1.02 tax.
  • 1822 - William Vestal, 322 acres on Shenandoah River. $11.59 tax
  • 1823 - William Vestal, 322 acres on Shenandoah River. $10.31tax
  • 1824 - William Vestal, 322 acres on Shenandoah River. $10.31 tax
  • 1825 - William Vestal, 322 acres on Shenandoah River. $10.31 tax
  •     William Vestal, 17 acres, Island in the Shenandoah river, $.21 tax. Notation in the book: "It is uncertain whether this island land was ever given before...."
  • 1826 - Willliam Vestal, 322 acres on Shennandoah River, 17 acres on island in Shenandoah; Total Tax $10.52
  • 1827 - William Vestal heirs - 322 acres in Shenandoah River, 17 acres on island, total tax $10.52
  •     Notation: __________ from William Vestal by his death.
  • 1828 - William Vestal Heirs - 322 acres on Shenandoah, 17 acres island in Shenandoah, $10.52 tax
  • nbsp;   "In 1828, 76 acres of land to Duffield & Grove sold under a deed of the United States Court"
  • 1829 - William Vestal heirs, 245 acres adj. Shenandoah River; 17 acres island in Shenandoah, $8.86 tax
  • 1830 - William Vestal Heirs - 245 3/4 acres on Shenanan doah River, 17 acres in Shenandoah River, $8.86 tax
  • 1831 - William Vestal heirs, 245 3/4 acres, 17 acres; $8.86 tax
  • 1832 - William Vestal heirs, 245 3/4 acres, 17 acres; $8.86 tax
  • 1833 - William Vestal heirs, 245 3/4 acres, 17 acres; $8.86 tax
  • 1834 - William Vestal 17 acres in island; 223 3/4 acres transferred to D. Snyder.
  • 1835 - William Vestal heirs; 17 acres in Island in Shenandoah River, $.21 tax; 76 1/4 Acres on Shenandoah River, $20.08 tax


  • 1734 Royal Land Patent to William Vestal [Jr.]

    George the Second &. To all.
    Know ye that for the Consideration mentioned in an Order of our Trusty and Welbeloved William Gooch Esqu, our Lieut Govr and Codmmander in Chief of our Coloy and Dominion of Virginia in our Council and of the said Coloony the Twelfth day of June One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty four WE HAVE Given Granted and confirmed and by these Presents for us our Heirs and Soccessors Do Give Grant and Confirm until WILLIAM VESTALL One certain Tract or Parcel of Land Containing Two Hundred and Eighty five Acres Lying and being on the Western side of Sherrando River designed to be included in a County to be called the County of Orange being part of Forty Thousand Acres Purchased by jost Hite from Isaac and John Vanmeter who had obtained Orders of our said Lieut Govr in Council to take up the same upon certain Conditions therein Expressed which Orders were made the Seventeenth day of June One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty and bounded as followeth to wit BEGINNING at an ash on the North side of Sherrando River One Hundred Ninty nine Poles below the mouth of Spout Marsh Run which falls out of Evetst Marsh Run and running Thence up the Several meanders of the Nine Hundred and forty five Poles to a Sycamore tree opposite to a Steep Yellow Rock on the South side of the River and four Poles below a ledge of Rocks sthat run into the River on the North Side Thence North forty Six Poles to a red Oak Thence North Seventy five Degrees East Seventy Six pOles to a White Oak Thence North fifty Eight Degrees East One Hundred Twenty nine Poles to a White Oak Samplin Thence North Sixteen Degrees East Eighty two Poles to a White Oak North eleven Degrees West Eighty Poles to a Poplar by a Spring North Seventy Degrees West fifty Poles to a red Oak on a Hill side Thence North forty Degrees West One Hundred Seventy Six Poles to a red Oak on a Hill Side Thence South fifty nine degrees West forty Six Poles to a White Oak on a HIll side North Sixty five Degrees West forty Eight Poles to a white Oak Thence North thirty five Degrees East One Hundred Ninty Two Poles crossing Evett's Run to a white Oak on the East side another small Run Thence South forty Degrees East fifty Poles to a red Oak at the foot on a hill Thence North Sixty Degrees East Ninty five Poles to a red Oak on a Hill side Thence North Seventy Degrees East Thirty Four Poles to Hisckory Thence North Eighty five Degrees East Fifty Seven Poles to a Hisckery Thence North seventy Degrees East Twenty Six Poles to an Elm Thence Thirty four Poles to the first Station.
    With All &. to have HOld & to be held #. Yielding and Paying # provided # In witness & Witness our Trusty and Welbeloved William Gooch Esqr our Lietu Govr and Comander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the Seal of our said Colony the Third Day of October One Thousand Seven Hundred & thirty four in the Eight Year of our Reign.l (signed) William Gooch
    Patent Book No. 15, page 332.
    {a pole is equal to a rod, or 16.5feet]

    The Bloomery
    It is contracted and agreed and finally and firmly indeed between the parties following, that is to say, THOMAS MAYBERRY, of the County of Orange, COLONY OF VIRGINIA, of the one part, and William Vestal, John Tradan, Daniel Burnett & Richard Stevenson for all & Severall of the County of Frederick Co., Va for all and severally of the county and colony aforesaid, of the other part, witnesseth that the said Thomas Mayberry, for and in consideration of four hundred pounds curr money of pensilvania payed and to be payed unto him as ty bond under hand severally delivered the day before the day of the date of these presents more at large testyfied has contracted, finally and fermly agreed as by bond and security for performance under hand delivered largely showeth to begin, finish and complate a Bloomery for making of barr iron upon the present plantation of william vestal. Lying upon shunnandore within the county and collony aforesaid, and by these presents the Mayberry covenants and finally and fermly has and doth agree to begin immediately after the sealing and delivery of these presents the said works and to continue duly and truly at them until the same be fully completed and finished, and he, the said Mayberry, promises and oblidges himselt to begin, proceed in, finish and complete not only the said wooded works but also all and sundry the iron work thereunto appertaining and all and sundry dam and dams, water and water courses, in as ample and full manner as may be required and also covenants and agrees to finished the said bloomery, together with all and sunry the thing and things there to required and necessary in order to make iron according to the true and just jusgment of skilful workmen in such matter by the first day of January next ensuing the date of these presents and on the other hand the said company all promises, contracts and agrees to and with the said Mayberry to find him in all necessaries, as creatures, meat, grain, butter and cheese at two pence a pound and pork and beffe at 2 and wheat at 3 and rye at leather at twelve pence and any othr thing he shall or may stand in need of for himself or workmen to help and further the said works to the half of what each of them are severally bound and obligated unto.

    Hannah Vestal, widow of William Vestal & William Brady
    "This indenture made this first day of June One thousand Seven Hundred and eighty four between HANNAH VESTALS widow of WILLIAM VESTALS dec of the one part and William Brady of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Hannah Vestals have for the Consideration and Services hereafter mentioned by the aforesaid to us William and Hannah Brady rendered granted Demised and to farmlet unto the aforesaid William & Hannah Brady all the messuage tenement and Mills to the said William Vestals Dec Estate belonging together with the privileges of the Water courses Mill race and all things necessary thereunto belonging or any ways appertaining to the said Mills with full and free Liberty to cut off the said estate adjoining all timber necessary for firewood and repairs of every sort the said William Brady and Hannah Brady to make no waste for and during the term of sixteen years to be fully Completed and ended from and of the thirteenth day of October next ensuing the said William Brady consideration thereof Yielding and paying yearly and every year the sum of sixty eight pounds Ten Shillings Current money of Virginia and furthermore to ____ all such grist to the widow John Vestal dec shall for her own use and family wants ground wheat free and further the aforesaid Hannah Vestal the one third the widow reserves to herself as the law directs in the case. In Testimony whereof the aforesaid Parties set their hands and affixed their seal the day first above written.
    Hannah Vestal
    William Brady
    Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of us
    Wm Davis John Part

    At a Court held for Berkeley County the 15th day of November 1785 this Deed was acknowledged by Hannah Vestal and William Brady thereto and ordered to be recorded" (NVA-20, p. 515)

    Male Vestals in the 1850 Census who indicate they were born in Virginia           

    Name District County State Year born
    John Vestal Warren IL 1789
    David Vestal Youngstown      Mahoning OH 1799
    George Vestall Zanesville Muskingum OH1800
    John Vestal Loudoun VA 1804
    William Vestal Berlin Delaware OH 1805
    George A. Vestall Zanesville    Muskingum OH 1836
                            
    Joseph Vestal Iredell NC 1822 1860 census indicates he was born in NC
    Asbury Vestal Van Buren Clay IN 1836
    Neal Vestal Van Buren Clay IN 1805 Neal was actually born in North Carolina
    Richard Vestal Van Buren Clay IN 1833
    Bartholomew Vestal      Dist 67 Washington      VA 1832
    Henry Vestal Dist 67 Washington VA      1839
    Jay Vestal Dist 67 Washington VA 1847
    Jesse Vestal Dist 67 Washington VA 1829
    Robert Vestal Dist 67 Washington VA 1843
    Simon Vestal Dist 67 Washington VA 1832
    Thomas Dist 67 Washington VA 1847
    Thomas Dist 67 Washington VA 1810 Born in NC; 1860 census correctly indicates he was born in NC


    Key to Sources

    NVA-1 Pioneers of Old Frederick Co., VA, Cecil O'Dell, Marceline, MO: Walsworth Publishing Co., 1995
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    NVA-3 Frederick Co., Va Deed Book 1,
    NVA-4 Early Church Records of Loudoun County, Virginia, Mary Hiatt, Family Line Publications,
    NVA-5 Orange Co., VA Court Book 1 pp334, 421; Book 3, p447
    NVA-6 Frederick Co., Va Will Book 1
    NVA-7 Frederick Co., Va Militia Records, 1755-1761, Barbara Vines Little, Orange, VA: Dominion Market Research Corp, 1991.
    NVA-8 Colonial Soldiers of the south
    NVA-9 Frederick Co., VA Fee Book
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    NVA-12 Loudoun Co., VA Deed Boook G
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    NVA-16 AIS (Accelerated Indexing System), Utah, 1980, ancestry.com
    NVA-17 Loudoun Co., VA Minute Book 1780-1783, no author; Miami Beach: T.L.C. Genealogy, 1990
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