They may have come from Kittery, Maine.
notebook: early settlers of Winslow, ME
Kittery (Maine) Tax Lists, 1756, 1758 and 1770
McGrath or variant not named.
4 July 1785 deed John McGrath & Rachel
17 Aug. 1785 deed John Magrath of Hallowell, signed by Rachel
Many of Maine's early residents are listed in Mass. Records. The
entire area (Maine) was called York Co. MA until 1819. Maine
separated from Mass. in 1819 - became state in 1820.
Born Friday 8 o'clock in the afternoon
Between 1795 and 1800, he and his brother Joel removed from
Attleborough to Belgrade in Maine. He was drowned Nov. 4, 1827,
Amos Matteson of West Greenwich, Kent Co., RI., for Ð70 paid by
(brother) Abraham Matteson of Coventry House, 40 acres of land
bounded by the lands of George Gardner and Hezekiah Mattesons. 8
March 1744, presented to be recorded 28 February 1758. West
Greenwich, Kent Co. RI Land & Property Book 3 pp.125-127 LDS FHL
SLC UT film 0925983
Marriage of Amos Matteson & Fear Sweet April 11, 1745, married
by John Spencer, Justice.
SLC FHL Vital Records of Kent Co. RI 1636 - 1850
Mancer Cooper & Amos Matteson both of West Greenwich, Kent
Co.,RI., in equal partnership 150 acres of land in West
Greenwich originally belonging to Clement Weaver divide the
land, Cooper taking the part adjoining Samuel Cooper's land, to
Amos Matteson the remaining part.1751
West Greenwich, Kent Co. RI Land & Property Book 3 pp. 94-96 LDS
FHL SLC UT film 0925983
Gideon Hasley (Hossey?) of Charlestown,Kings Co., RI in
consideration of the sum of p40 paid by Amos Matteson of West
Greenwich, Kent Co. RI, land in West Greenwich adjoining the
land of1751 John Wait and Mancer Cooper. July, 1751
West Greenwich, Kent Co. RI Land & Property Book 3 pp.46-51 LDS
FHL SLC UT film 0925983
Robert Jones of Richmond in Kings Co. RI, in consideration of
Ð60 fromAmos Matteson of West Greenwich in Kent Co., RI, land
lying in West Greenwich 1 quarter part of 133 acres bounded by
John Wait July 1, 1751 signed by Robert & Mary Jones
West Greenwich, Kent Co. RI Land & Property Book 3 pp.46-51 LDS
FHL SLC UT film 0925983
West Greenwich, Kent Co. RI Probate Records 1743-1822 Vol. 1-5
Will p. 70-77
Given Ð10 in his father Hezekiah Matteson's 1752 will. Amos
Matteson to Zorabable Matteson both of West Greenwich, Kent Co.,
RI, for D50, 31 acres in West Greenwich adjoining the lands of
Philip Aylworth and runs into Slippery Leader Swamp southerly by
Mancer Coopers. Fear Matteson, wife of Amos yeilds her right
of dowery signed by Amos and Fear Matteson (her mark).
written1753, entered January 1757.
West Greenwich, Kent Co. RI Land & Property Book 3 pp. 353-355
LDS FHL SLC UT film 0925983
Fear Matteson wife of Amos Matteson died 24 May 1755 in West
Greenwich, Kent Co. RI.
George Gardner of West Greenwich, Kent Co., RI, p2,000 from JOHN
DALEY (Dawle) of Exeter, Kings Co. RI (now Washington Co. RI?)
200 acres of land in West Greenwich, adjoining the lands of
Abraham Matteson on the north, east a highway, 24 February 1758.
West Greenwich, Kent Co. RI Land & Property Book 3 LDS FHL SLC
UT film 0925983
West Greenwich, Kent Co. RI Deed
18 March 1768 signed by Amos and Susannah Matteson of West
Greenwich, Kent Co., RI.
Purchased 100 acres in Shaftsbury, New Hampshire Grants from
Thomas King. Deed dated 15 July 1778.
Will dated 14 Dec. 1778 Book 1 page 10
Amos died Jannuary,1779 in Shaftsbury, VT.
BENJAMIN DAILEY of (township of) Coventry, Kent Co. RI for Ð10
paid by James Young of Situate, now residing in West Greenwich,
Kent Co. 20 acres of land in the township of Coventry. 12
February 1779. signed by Benjamin & Sarah Dailey (their marks.)
Coventry, Kent Co. RI General Index 1743-1925 Vol. 6 p. 109 LDS
FHL SLC UT film 0925125 Sold 25 acres of land in Shaftsbury to
son George for D50. Deed dated 7 February 1781.
Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, by James N. Arnold
1746 Matteson Matteson Hezekiah, of Amos and Fear, Apr. 21,
1746. Births West Greenwich
1745 Matteson Matteson Amos, and Fear Sweet, of Richard; m. by
John Spencer, Justice, April 11, 1745. Marriages West Greenwich
1745 Sweet Sweet Fear, and Amos Matteson, Apr. 11, 1745.
Marriages West Greenwich
Journal of the Greenbrier History Society Vol. IV, #4 1984
Mathews Trading Post p 48
1772 May Sundrys
1775 July to your note on demand
John McGuire (at Samuel Browns)
1772 May Sundrys; Aug.
1773 April ozgn; August ozgn; Nov 1 felt hat
1774 February powder, lead
1776 May to interest on your account
1779 July 14 John McGuire married Elizabeth Cottle by John
"The Journal of the of the Greenbrier Historical Society"
Number 2 1988
Land Entry Book Greenbrier Co.:
Helen Stinson "This land entry book predates all other public
records in Greenbrier Co., and those counties formed from its
original land mass (Braxton, Calhoun, Claly, Fayette, Gilmer,
Jackson. Kanawha, Mason, Monroe, Nicholas, Pleasants,
Pocahontas, Putnam, Richie, Summers,
Webster, Wood and Wirt."
Thomas McGuire son of Cornelius McGuire acquires 200 acre tract
made for McGuire in 1774 adjoining the lands of James Williams
Survey made for Neill McGuire in 1774 in Greenbrier Co. 19 Jan.
1780 Survey made for William Charles McGuire in 1774 in
Commissioners certify that James Williams is entitled to 257
acres of land by settlement before the 1st of January 1778 as an
assignee of Neill McGuire, a survey made for said McGuire in
Greenbrier Co. adjoining the land of Jacob Mann. 18 Jan. 1780.
p. 221 Commissioners certify that George Persons heir at law
Edward Persons assignee of Wm. Charles McGuire is entitled to to
58 acres of and by right of settlement before 1 Jan. 1778, being
a survey made for said Charles McGuire in the year 1774, lying
in Greenbrier Co., joining
the land of Hugh Bradshaw.
20 Jan. 1780. Married by Rev.Jno Alderson in 1779
John McGuire Sr. paid a personal property tax in Mason Co. WV
theses dates: 1805, 1806, 1807, 1809,1811, 1812, 1813, 1814
MASON CO. 1820 VIRGINIA CENSUS
UNDER 10 0 0 born 1810-1820
10-16 0 0 born 1804-1810
16-18 0 born 1802-1804
16-26 0 0 born 1794-1804
26-45 0 0 born 1775-1793
45 & UP 1 1 born before 1775
Married in Greenbrier-Rockingham area.
Mason Co. West Virginia marriages 1805-1850
John McGuire to Nelly Mackley Nov. 8, 1806
James Jeffers to Elizabeth McQuire Nov. 20, 1826
Samuel McGuire to Deborah Greeenlee by Wm. George Feb. 10, 1828
Isaac Smith to Racheal McGuire Feb. 7, 1828
Cornelius Stack to Mary McGuire 1830
John McGuire to Eliza Jane Mahone Feb. 12, 1835
Wm. Abbot to Elizabeth McGuire May 3, 1838
John McGuire to Mahelia Davis Aug. 3, 1843
Abraham Baker to Ann McGuire Feb. 14, 1849
Enoch Jeffers to Mary McGuire Dec. 2, 1850
Darrell Waugh said that he has an address given in 1923 by Wm.
T. Price at a Waugh reunion that states that John McGuire was
thefirst man wounded at the Battle of Pt. Pleasant. I spoke
him on the phone 3/11/97 and he said that he would send me a
John McGuire married Elizabeth Cottle the 14th of July 1779.
They were married by John Alderson. Iread in Hardesty
thatAlderson e was a traveling minister in the Greenbrier
Rockingham county areas.
John McGuire is in the Mathews Trading Post list from 1772 to
This article in the Greenbrier Journal says "customers came from
the 'little levels' in what is now Pocahontas Co., from Indian
Creek and Wolf Creek in present Monroe County Anthony's Creek
and even as far as New River."
I sent for and recently received the Journal of the Greenbrier
Historical Society Volume V, number 2 1988 that had the list of
early Greenbrier marriages. The journal says Rev. John Alderson
performed marriages in Greenbrier, Botetourt and Rockingham
Counties in Virginia. The list says "Some of the marriages are
of persons who lived in what is now Monroe County." John
McGuire and Elizabeth Cottle are listed. However John and
Elizabeth Cottle McGuire are listed in the
Greenbrier county Court Order Book in 1781 and John is listed in
1782 so I have been looking in Greenbrier for Elizabeth Cottle's
A Uriah Cottle is also listed in Mathews trading Post list.
Uriah has a 1779 will in Greenbrier Co. The abstract names his
wife Mrs. Cottle (big help) and sons Chas. Jedidah and William.
I thought maybe Uriah was Elizabeth's father but the 1783
Greenbrier court orders Ann and Sarah Cottle infant children of
Uriah Cottle to be bound to James Boggs. Since Elizabeth
married in 1779 and Uriah had infant children in 1783 the ages
don't seem right. However I have read since that infant
children does not really mean babies but simply children under
age.I am not sure why his will was probated in 1779 and his
infant children are not bound until 1783? I wonder how old the
considered an "infant?" as Uriah's will is 1779 but his children
are not bound until 1783. It seems to me that I read that they
were bound at about age ten or 12 to learn a trade but these
If he died in 1779 the youngest Sarah and Ann could have been in
1783 is 4 and 5. If Elizabeth married in 1779 she might have
been about 18 or
20. I suppose that is not out of the ball park for Elizabeth to
have sisters age 4 and 5. If they were bound at age 10 or 12
then that age seems more in line with Elizabeth's. (This is
However if they were bound at 10 or 12 I wonder why they were
called infant children? Do you know anything about the children
being bound? I think the Dide or Didi referred to in April 1784
and July 1785 is the Jedidah named in Uriah's will. If this is
so and Dide enlisted in 1779 then he must have been somewhere
around 16-20 I would guess. In 1779 Dide ( probably Jedidah)
was old enough to serve in the war and it is the same year
Elizabeth Cottle married John McGuire. Therefore They could
have been siblings and Ann and Sarah could have been that
Virginia Wills and Administrations 1630-1800 shows wills or
estate records for the following Cottles in Norfolk Co. Thomas
1712, Thomas 1750, Josiah 1751, Elizabeth 1758. In Princess
Anne is Wm. In 1761. John McGuire bought property in Mason
county WV in the early 1800s. I forget if the deed is dated
1803 or 1806. He died in Mason
county in 1825. His will names sons John Jr., Hugh, and Samuel
and daughter Rachel. His daughter Mary (my direct line) must be
dead by then as he names her son Robert Barnett in the will
instead of Mary. John McGuire's two daughters Ann McGuire
married Samuel Waugh in 1801 and Rebecca McGuire married James
Waugh Jr in 1804 (brothers) in Bath County later to become
Pocahontas send a representative to Mason County to say they
were heirs of John McGuire but received nothing from the will.
The other children recognize them as heirs and they are given
their share. John and Elizabeth must have lived in Pocahontas
until their two daughters were married because Ann and Rebecca
stayed in Pocahontas with their husbands.
William says that he is the only heir to Jedediah Cottle because
he is the only full brother. Since Charles, William and
Jedediah are named in the will of Uriah Cottle as his sons it
must be that Charles had a different mother.
We know at least that William and Jedidiah are full brothers and
that Elizabeth is their mother. Since Sarah and Ann are
younger Elizabeth must also be their mother. This leaves
Charles and Elizabeth. I would assume she is the mother of
Elizabeth because of the name Elizabeth.
However since William says he is the only full brother this must
mean that Charles is either the son of Elizabeth by
Clifford or that Charles is the son of Uriah to another mother.
Uriah names Charles as a son and not step son in his will.
Do we have documentation of a Charles Cottle in later records?
If he used the surmane Cottle then he must be Uriah Cottle's son
to a different mother.
Darrell Waugh said in a phone conversation on 3/11/97 that
Lorenzo Waugh said that he remembered his grandmother McGuire
(Elizabeth Cotttle McGuire)
On June 20, 1763 Henry Reaburn age 16 chose James Reaburn as his
guardian. He settled in Jackson co. by 1801. In deed book 2 p
302 he sold his negro woman slave, Maria, and her two children.
Henry applied for a pension as a Revolutionary War soldier and
was in the pension roles of Jackson co. VA (WVA) in 1840 living
with Weden Carney. Henry listed his age as 100 at that time.
Henry was a Lt. of Militia in Greenbrier co. under Robert
Burdett as late as 1786, also Captain Regt. 75 Montgomery co.
Sandra Griffith firstname.lastname@example.org
states that James Burdett
@ 1729 Culpeper, VA, his son WIlliam Burdett
@ 1755 VA and his daughter Elizabeth Burdett @ 1777 Monroe Co.
VA. She married Tolison Shumate. It is assumed this line is the
James of Culpeper Co. and Wm. & Elizibeth added here.
IGI had the children of Elizabeth & Tolison Shumate
Also added from Sandra are his children and their spouses except
for John & Eleanor Swope that was in the database,
Originally had death date as 1836
Children's names from the History of Monroe Co. WV Oren Morton
c 1916 and a book by Robert Riley History of the Shumate Family
William (d 1836) was a son of James of Culpepper county. He
settled on Flat Top about 1800, as a neighbor to Andrew Miller,
he was on close terms of friendship. After his second marrige
he moved to Wolf Creek. He was resourceful and ingenious.
A History of Monroe Co., WV by Oren F. Morton
death date given on Ancestry.com is 21 May 1839
He came to VA in 1720 with his father.
gives children as:
Marriage 1 WILLIAM BURDETT b: 1755 in CAME WITH FATHER TO VA
1. ISHAM BURDETT
2. ELIZABETH BURDETT
3. MARGARET BURDETT
4. WILLIAM BURDETT b: in MONROE CO
5. JOHN BURDETT
6. RUTH BURDETT
7. ELIZA BURDETT
8. MARY (POLLY) BURDETT
9. DAVID CLARKSON BURDETT
10. LEWIS BURDETT
11. WILLIS BURDETTE b: 26 Aug 1786
12. RACHEL BURDETT b: 1794
13. GILES BURDETT b: 1794
14. ARCHIBALD BURDETT b: 14 Mar 1798
15. ALEXANDER BURDETT b: 24 Apr 1802
16. ELIJAH BURDETT b: 2 Nov 1805
17. MILES BURDETT b: 12 May 1814
Information from Sandra Griffith &
Donna Tivener email@example.com
Samuel was left with Thomas at Evesham where he remained until
1762, when he asked the Society of Friends at that place for a
certificate of removal in order to settle at Hopewell Meeting at
Opukoneu, Virginia. near Winchester.
Known as Old Samuel Shinn of Simpson Creek.
It appears that our earliest ancestor arrived in this new World
the mid 1700s with a small family. Some said that he had one
on the Ocean headed for the new world. This is not proven as of
James Hyde, along with Sarah, who he married in England, and
to the earlier census, James Jr., and his brother George were
England. They landed in New Jersey (date unknown). How long they
remained in this State is unknown.
In the Revolutionary Census of New Jersey, by Stryker-Rodda
there were eight Hydes (Hide was the earlier spelling) in the
George Hide-Hunterdon Co-Amwell Township 1780
James Hide-Hunterdon Co-Bethlehem Township 1778,1780
John Hide-Hunterdon Co-Kingwood Township 1778,1780
John Hide-Somerset Co-Western Precinet 1779,1780
Jonathan Hide-Hunterdon Co-Kingwood Township 1778,1780
Philip Hide-Gloucester Co-Woolwich Township 1777,1778,1780
George Hide-Hunterdon Co-Alexandria Township 1785,1786
John Hide-Hunterdon Co-Alexandria Township 1785,1786
It is unknown, how these above men are related to the West
Hydes. Perhaps there is no relationship.
James Hyde, Sr.'s birth date is unknown; but according to the
that we have, we can assume that he was born before 1740 in
Sometime after 1784-1794, he removed from New Jersey, and
in Mason County, that part is now known as Jackson County, West
Virginia. According to the 1850 Indiana Census, Charity Hyde,
of James Hyde, Sr., was born i 1784/1794 in New Jersey. We find
James Hyde Sr., had land and also a Will left in Mason County,
Virginia. He most likely got this land through his service in
Revolutionary War (if the above mention, James Hide of Hunterdon
New Jersey is the same person. Futher search into this will have
On 30 April 1810, this Will was probated in Mason County:
"In the name of God Amen. I James Hyde of the County of Mason
State of Virginia being of sound mind memory and understanding
calling of mind the uncertaintley of life do make publish and
my last Will and Testament. Imprimis my Will as my funeral
Item: I give to my eldest son, James one dollar and ten cents,
above what I have heretofore given him. Item: I give and
bequeath to my
second son Isaac one dollar and ten cents over and above what I
heretofore given him. Item: I give to my third son, George one
ten cents and half of my corn over and above what I have
given him. Item: I give and devise to my youngest son William a
land lying on Elk Creek in Harrison County adjoining James
containing twelve acres to him and his heirs forever. Item: I
bequeath to my oldest daughter Catherine all that she has made
together since she has taken care of me besides her bed and
which she purchased with her own money also her mothers Saddle,
young filly mare the Star Cow and Calf and the pied heifer three
old this onsuing spring and half of the corn, the other half I
have already bequeathed to my son George. Item: I give and
my grandson Joseph Stout the first colt the young filly may have
bequeathed to his mother my daughter Catherine and two dollars
desire may be applied towards his schooling. Item: I give and
to my grand daughter Besty two dollars which I desire may be
towards her schooling. Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter
four dollars. Item: It is my will and desire that my land except
parts I have already devised may be sold at public vendue and
paying out of the same the several Legacies heretofore mentioned
money then all the rest of residue in whatsoever consisting or
wheresoever found I give and bequeath to my three daughters,
Sarah, and Charity, and my youngest son William each an equal
Lastley I do hereby appoint my son George and my daughter
Executor and Executrix of this my last will and testament
former and other wills. In witness whereof I have here unto set
and seal this twenty second day of February one thousand eight
James Hyde (seal)
At a court held for Mason County 3 April 1810
"The last will and testament of James Hyde was produced in Court
proven by the oaths of Jonathna Wright and Gideon Long two of
witnesses thereto an ordered to be recorded. And on the motion
Hyde the Executor and Catherine Hyde Executrix named in said
made oath and together with Jonathan Wright and Gideon Long
securities entered into and acknowledge their bonds in the
$500 conditions as the law directs. Certificate is granted them
obtaining probate thereof in due form."
Wm --?-- Clerk
In Deed Book B, page 310-313, a Bill of Sale for the estate of
Hyde, Sr. totaling $321.83.
At a Court held for Mason County 5 Jun 1810
"This list of the sale of property belonging to the estate of
Hyde dec'd was presented to court by George Hyde the acting
amounting to $327.83 and ordered to be recorded."
Wm Runnele? Clerk
26 Sept 1793 Westmoreland co. Wm Ritenour to Adam Brining.
4 July 1795 Westmoreland co. PA Wm. Reidenour to George Kear
20 December 1803 Westmoreland co. PA Wm Ridenour to Adam Brinigh
Assumption: born in Virginia
Will recorded 28 March 1817 at Westmoreland co. PA
Have William Ridenhour's 1817 will
naming wife Betsy 1/6 of personal & real estate,
son John 1/6 of personal & real estate,
daughter Betsy 1/6 of personal & real estate with additional
daughter Polly 1/6 of personal & real estate,
son George 1/6 of personal & real estate,
son Henry 1/6 of personal & real estate
witness Samuel Watson & John Trout
1818 accounts are paid to the estate of Wm. Ridenour, indicating
provided some sort of service etc. to the public, His inventory
shows "wagon stuff in the rough, stuff for new wagon, spokes
fellons(?) for a new wagon as well as agars, handsaws, chissils,
files, plains, and tools for turning wagon hobs (hubs). All of
indicates to me that he was a wagon maker as was his grandson
(son of John) and that the accounts paid to him are for repair
or for the purchase of new wagons. Also listed in the inventory
frow a rule and bayonet" which makes me wonder if he served in
Revolutionary War...where else would he get a bayonet?"
These sons are speculative based on dates and places.
Further research will be done.
A Johannes Kuner arrived 27 Aug. 1739
Old Westmoreland Vol. VI #2 Nov. 1985
p.11 The first of the family known to be in Westmoreland Co. is
Isaac Keener. He purchased land called Greenwich in 1775. The
deeds would seem to indicate that the property was in what is
now Indiana Co.. Both Bess Keener and Nathaniel Nesbit Keener
tell the same story of this early family. An Isaac Keener
married a Catherine Nesbit. "The mother of Isaac came from
Virginia and started back on horseback to visit. She took the
youngest child and a negro slave along. Somewhere on the way
they all got the fever and died. Several older children were at
home. The father of Isaac went away to war and never came
back." The Nesbits looked after the orphaned Keener children.
research by Wm. K. Ulerich
Pennsylvania Census, 1772-1890
What to do next?
Name: _ JOHANNES GEORG KUHNER
State: _ PA
County: _ Philadelphia County
Township: _ Philadelphia
Year: _ 1747
Database: _ PA Early Census Index
Name: _ PETER KUHNER
State: _ PA
County: _ Philadelphia County
Township: _ Philadelphia
Year: _ 1774
Database: _ PA Early Census Index