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12. Robert MCFARLAND

----These notes provided by Robert B. Neil, Warrensburg, Tennessee----
Robert Mc Farland I, was born in Scotland, April 7,1730. He married
Esther Dunn in 1748 and lived in the Valley of Virginia with his father.
The History of Shenandoah Valley gives the date of Robert I being made
Lieutenant after the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774. Both Robert I and
his son Robert II were in the revolutionary war. Robert I then moved to
Kentucky in 1788 and evidently carried his family history or records with
him, as they have been lost to us. We do not have the list of his
children with the exception of Robert II, who was grown and married (29)
when Robert I left Virginia

-From the research of Gary Morris:
QUESTION-COMMENT: From the Annuals of Bath County "Families of Greater Bath";
page 187 Colonels Robert and John McFarland, early pioneers of Jefferson
County, TN, are descendants of Duncan McFarland. (See Duncan McFarland
Records).

MILITARY: 1752 Augusta County. Robert McFarland qualified a Lieutenant on
November 16, 1752 (Abstracts from the Records of Augusta County, VA, Lyman
Chalkley, Vol. II page 55).

MILITARY: "Virginia Colonial Soldiers" by Lloyd D. Bockstruck 1988;
Genealogical Publishing Co, Baltimore, MD; page 4 Augusta County 16 Nov 1752
John McFarland, ensign, and Robert McFarland, Lieutenant.

RESIDENCE: Soon after marriage, in 1758 had gone south to Orange County, North
Carolina.

RESIDENCE: From Abstracts of Revolutionary War Applications of son, Robert;
Lived in Orange County, North Carolina, and about 1768 moved to Bedford County
until about 1771 to Botetourt County, Virginia. Moved 1779 to Washington
county, Virginia, and then later to Jefferson County, Tennessee.

LAND: Robert inherited one-half of a farm from his uncle James. Jame's wife,
Margret inherited the other one-half. Later Robert sold his one-half to
Margaret and her new husband, Thomas Clingan. Source: James A. McFarland.

LAND: 1757 Thomas Clingan (husband of Margaret, who first married uncle James
McFarland) bought land from Robert McFarland, who was living in Bedford Co, VA
at time of transaction, 20 June 1757. From Mary Haines@Juno.com Bedford Co, VA
Queeries Aug 1998.

RESEARCHER-EMAIL: Mary Haines Maryhaines@juno.com.

LAND: 1754. 6 Aug 1754 Robert McFarland sold 248 acres on Stoney Fork of Reed
Creek for 20.14 pounds to John Downing. Teste: Abraham Dunkleberry, Nathaniel
Wilshire. (Chalkley Vol 3:330; Augusta County Will page 442).

QUESTION: Last transaction mentions John Downing, who was related to James
McFarland. However, James McFarland, brother of this Robert, died in 1750's.
Do I have James McFarlands mixed up?

LAND: 1766 Although Robert was still in Orange County, NC, he bought property
in Bedford County. In 1766 he bought 254 acres on the Otter River in Bedford
County from Giles Williams, property that was near to his father, John.
Mentioned in THE MYTH OF SIR JOHN MACFARLANE 1997,1998 by James A. McFarland
(C)ole Creek Productions, Inc. Tulsa, OK, copy at Houston Public Library
(Clayton Branch).

LAND: 1768 Botetourt County: John and Mary McFarland of Bedford county,
Virginia and Robert and Martha McFarland of County of Orange, North Carolina,
to David Doak for L156, 1,020 acres at Black Buffalo Lick on water of Wood
(New) River. Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800, by Lewis C. Summers,
Kingsport Press, Kingsport, Tn, 1927 Vol 2, page 531.

RESIDENCE: In 1768 or 1769 Robert returned from Orange County with his family,
but sold his land in 1771.

LAND: Oct 30, 1772 VIRGINIA, Montgomery County. Robert McFarland received 85
acres on Cedar Run, a branch of Reed Creek, from the will of Samuel Crockett
dated this date. This tract was approximately two miles southeast of Fort
Chiswell. Will Book B, page 3.

LAND: 1773. VIRGINIA, Fincastle County. Robert McFarland received 166 acres
in Fincastle County, on Reed Creek, 16 Dec 1773 (Reed Creek now in Montgomery
County). (VA State Library, Record of Plotts, reel 33, Book A, page 79).

LAND: 1776 lived on a tract located in the present town of Wytheville,
Wythe County.

RESIDENCE: Moved 1779 to Washington County, Virginia (mentioned in personal
records of son Robert).

COURT: 1780 TENNESSEE, Greene County. Alexander Outlaw, 1780, complains of
Robert McFarland Sr. and Robert McFarland Jr., that they on ... at Green County
took away fifty head of cattle belonging to said Outlaw. SOURCE: Morgan
District Court Civil Action Papers Found in Bulletin of Genealogical Society of
Old Tyrone County, North Carolina 10:3:135 1982.

TAXLIST: 1785 VIRGINIA, Washington County: Robert Sr. (NOTE: Robert Jr. would
have been Robert Henry McFarlane of Russell County).

PLACE: Russell County formed 1785 from Washington County.

NOTE: Not listed in Russell County, VA Taxlists (1787-on). Must have lived
1786-1788 in that part now Washington County.

LAND: 1788

HISTORY: "Families of Jefferson Conty, Tennessee" 1992 found at Seattle
Genealogical Society. Robert McFarland moved from Virginia to Kentucky in 1788
and to the Watauga Settlement in 1799.

DEATH: Last record of Robert McFarland is in Montgomery County on Sept 7,
1779.

DEATH: According to the Morristown Bible record, Robert Sr. is suppossed to
have gone to Kentucky circa 1788. See "The Myth of Sir John McFarlane" by James
A. McFarlane.


26. James MCFARLAND

-------Information on James McFarland provided by Jamima
McFarland---------


15. Rachel MCFARLAND

SOURCE: World Family Tree Disk #2. Includes childrens families.

TO-DO: Obtain childrens families.

SOURCE: Internet, Family Tree Maker Online User Home Pages, "Lori Samples
Ancestors".


16. John MCFARLAND

From research of Gary Morris:
MILITARY: Colonial War. "Colonial Soldiers of the South 1732 - 1774" by Murtie June Clark 1983 R929.373 Clark at Bellingham Public Library. Virginia Militia. July 1757 John McFarlin 7th Company, Virginia Regiment, commanded by Capt Joshua Lewis. John McFarlin age 18 (5'6" height), of Virginia, a planter, drafted in Richmond.
LAND: 1773 Montgomery County, VA Deed Book 1:142. John McFarland sold 327 acres on Sally Run in Montgomery County to John Finley, Nov 1773.
MILITARY: John served in the Montgomery County VA Militia in the Revolutionary War.
LAND: 1778 Sale, 20 Oct 1778 from John McFarland Sr. of Russell Parish, Bedford County to John McFarland Jr. of Montgomery County, 367 acres on Reedy Creek (Montgomery County Deed Book A:234).
TAXLIST: 1782-1787 VIRGINIA, Montgomery County Note:
LAND: 1786. On 22 August 1786 he sold this (Land on Reedy Creek, Montgomery County) to Jacob Brooner for 250 pounds (Summers Page 917). Home listed as "County of Caswell, State of Franklin". On 24 May 1787 Jacob "Pruner" sold this back to John McFarland for 63.5.11 pounds (Summers page 919).
LINKS-TAXLIST: 1778 TENNESSEE, Washington County John McFarling. Next to Nathaniel Clark, Francis Hughes, Samuel Williams, John Stuart, James Crawford, John Clarke, James Howard, Benjamin Cobb, Solomon Smith, William Ashurst, and Amos Bird. in "History of Washington County, TN" 1988 page 18 in Bellingham Library R976.8 History. ****** PERHAPS THIS INDIVIDUAL IS FROM ANOTHER FAMILY??
PLACE: Lived in Washington County, Tennessee, that part which later became Greene County, TN after 1783.
LINKS-LAND: 1784, Jan. 16, Tenn., Greene County John McFarlan entered 228 acres on south side Nolachucky River, opposite mouth of Little Chucky River; warrant 25 June 1784; granted to Joseph McFarland. (Book 1, page 199)
LINKS-LAND: 1788, March 25 Greene County, TN Deed, Alexander Outlaw, to John McFarland, for 200 acres on north side of Nolachucky...Witness, William McFarland. (Book 3, page 107).
LINKS-LAND: 1788, April 8, Tn, Greene County, deed, Alexander Outlaw to John Gordon, for 212 acres on north side of Nolachucky River, in the Long Bottom, at mouth of a grain on river bank on line of John McFarlands (Book 2, page 55.).
LINKS-RESIDENCE: 1788 Greene County, Tennessee. 1788, Oct 15, Tn. Greene County, Ewen Morgan married Abigail Netherton; bond by William McFarland and John McFarland.
PLACE: State of Franklin existed only from 1784 through 1787 and was dissolved into NC and later Tennessee. That part of Tennesse in which John lived became Greene County, and then Jefferson County.
RESIDENCE: Lived before 1790 in Greene County, Tn, before his nephew Robert, son of Robert moved there. Robert lived in the Bend of the Nolichucky River, a short distance west of John McFarland, his uncle.
CENSUS: 1800 NORTH CAROLINA, Buncombe County 00201-01101. P. 180. Note: SOURCE: WFT Disk #1, contains in depth notes on family. Note: PLACE: Haywood County, NC was formed from Buncombe County in 1809.
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Sale from John McFarland, Sr. of Russell Parish, Bedford County to John
McFarland, Jr., of Mo
ntgomery County, 367 acres on Reedy Creek
(Montgomery DB A:234)
buried in prob/ homestead.
---------Following notes provided by Robert B. Neil, Warrensburg,
Tennessee---
Sir John Mc Farland, of Arroguah, Scotland, was born in the highlands of
Scotland in 1708. He was the last of the chieftans for his clan. In 1728
he marriedMary
Montgomery who was born in 1712. After the battle of Culloden, about
1746, Sir John fled to America from Argyleshire. He was the first of his
family to come to America. The Duke of Argyle seized his estate in
Scotland but it is still in the possession of his descendants.

He settled in the Shenandoah valley of Virginia and also lived in Bedford
and Augusta counties, Virginia. Sir John was an elder in the Presbyterian
Church, the old stone church in Bedford County he attended is still
standing. William Callaway's List of Loyal Americans gives the name of
Sir John Mc Farland taking the oath of Allegiance to the state of
Virginia, September 1777, as follows: "I do swear that I renounce and
refuse all allegiance to George III, King of Great Britain, and that I
will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Commonwealth of Virginia
as a free and independent state, that I will discover and make known to
some to some one... all treasons or traitorious conspiracies which I know
or shall hereafter know to be formed against this or any of the United
States of America. So help me God.".

Sir John was too old for military service, but was an ardent patriot and
had several sons who fought for America's freedom, and one son, James Mc
Farland, was killed by the Indians. Sir John Mc Farland died in Bedford
County Virginia around 1784.

From the research of Gary Morris:
MILITARY: Colonial War. "Colonial Soldiers of the South 1732 - 1774" by
Murtie June Clark 1983 R929.373 Clark at Bellingham Public Library. Virginia
Militia. July 1757 John McFarlin 7th Company, Virginia Regiment, commanded by
Capt Joshua Lewis. John McFarlin age 18 (5'6" height), of Virginia, a planter,
drafted in Richmond.

LAND: 1773 Montgomery County, VA Deed Book 1:142. John McFarland sold 327
acres on Sally Run in Montgomery County to John Finley, Nov 1773.

MILITARY: John served in the Montgomery County VA Militia in the Revolutionary
WAR.

LAND: 1778 Sale, 20 Oct 1778 from John McFarland Sr. of Russell Parish,
Bedford County to John McFarland Jr. of Montgomery County, 367 acres on Reedy
Creek (Montgomery County Deed Book A:234).

TAXLIST: 1782-1787 VIRGINIA, Montgomery County

LAND: 1786. On 22 August 1786 he sold this (Land on Reedy Creek, Montgomery
County) to Jacob Brooner for 250 pounds (Summers Page 917). Home listed as
"County of Caswell, State of Franklin". On 24 May 1787 Jacob "Pruner" sold
this back to John McFarland for 63.5.11 pounds (Summers page 919).

LINKS-TAXLIST: 1778 TENNESSEE, Washington County John McFarling. Next to
Nathaniel Clark, Francis Hughes, Samuel Williams, John Stuart, James Crawford,
John Clarke, James Howard, Benjamin Cobb, Solomon Smith, William Ashurst, and
Amos Bird. in "History of Washington County, TN" 1988 page 18 in Bellingham
Library R976.8 History. ****** PERHAPS THIS INDIVIDUAL IS FROM ANOTHER
FAMILY??

PLACE: Lived in Washington County, Tennessee, that part which later became
Greene County, TN after 1783.

LINKS-LAND: 1784, Jan. 16, Tenn., Greene County John McFarlan entered 228
acres on south side Nolachucky River, opposite mouth of Little Chucky River;
warrant 25 June 1784; granted to Joseph McFarland. (Book 1, page 199)

LINKS-LAND: 1788, March 25 Greene County, TN Deed, Alexander Outlaw, to John
McFarland, for 200 acres on north side of Nolachucky...Witness, William
McFarland. (Book 3, page 107).

LINKS-LAND: 1788, April 8, Tn, Greene County, deed, Alexander Outlaw to John
Gordon, for 212 acres on north side of Nolachucky River, in the Long Bottom, at
mouth of a grain on river bank on line of John McFarlands (Book 2, page 55.).

LINKS-RESIDENCE: 1788 Greene County, Tennessee. 1788, Oct 15, Tn. Greene
County, Ewen Morgan married Abigail Netherton; bond by William McFarland and
John McFarland.

PLACE: State of Franklin existed only from 1784 through 1787 and was dissolved
into NC and later Tennessee. That part of Tennesse in which John lived became
Greene County, and then Jefferson County.

RESIDENCE: Lived before 1790 in Greene County, Tn, before his nephew Robert,
son of Robert moved there. Robert lived in the Bend of the Nolichucky River, a
short distance west of John McFarland, his uncle.

CENSUS: 1800 NORTH CAROLINA, Buncombe County 00201-01101. P. 180.

SOURCE: WFT Disk #1, contains in depth notes on family.

PLACE: Haywood County, NC was formed from Buncombe County in 1809.

LINKS: _____ McFarlin, born about 1770 VA or NC, married David Ward and had
dau Rachel Leanal Ward, born 22 Dec 1792 Tn and married 11 Nov 1809 Haywood Co,
NC to James W. Reed. SOURCE: "Ancestors of Michael Norman Swanson" User Home
Pages, Family Treemaker.com INTERNET.


44. David MCFARLAND

From the research of Gary Morris:
CENSUS: 1810 NORTH CAROLINA, Haywood County. P. 198.


20. Benjamin Anderson MCFARLAND

From the research of Gary Morris:
MILITARY: REVOLUTIONARY WAR"Families of Jefferson Conty, Tennessee" 1992 found
at Seattle Genealogical Society. On Sep 4, 1777, a month before his marriage,
Benjamin McFarland began his Revolutionary War military service, and was last
listed on a muster roll in Dec 1779.

MARRIAGE: 1777 VIRGINIA, Bedford County. Benjamin McFarland to Mary
Blackburn 7 Oct 1777; John McFarland, surety; consent of Andrew Blackburn, the
father of Mary. SOURCE: Bedford County Marriage Records.

MARRIAGE: "Families of Jefferson Conty, Tennessee" 1992 found at Seattle
Genealogical Society. Married 14 Oct 1777 in Bedford.

TAXLIST: 1782-1787 VIRGINIA, Bedford County, VA Benjamin Mcfarland 7 slaves.

LAND: 1791, Dec 26, TENNESSEE, Greene County. Hugh Kelsey entered 100
acres on Kelsey's Mill Creek, on north of French Broad River, adjacent Benjamin
McFarling (Page 198, grant #920).

TAXLIST: 1791/2 TENNESSEE, Greene County Robert McFarland, Benj. Mcfarland.

PLACE: Lived in Green County, Tennesse, that part which became Jefferson
County in 1792.

LAND: 1793 TENNESSEE, Greene County. 1793 July 29, TN Greene Co, Benjamin
McFarland entered 200 acres on north of French Broad River, adjoining Charles
Gentry and Hugh Kelsey. (Page 348, #1247).

LAND: 1796/1797 TENNESSEE, Revolutionary Warrants in Tennessee page 61 No.4328
Benjamine McFarland, Pvt, 274 acres, 10 Dec 1796. On May 31, 1797 John Hunter,
attorney for Benjamin McFarland transferred the warrant to Rob Allen with
Willis Rogers and Thomas Seawell. "Tennessee Genealogical Records" by Edythe
Whitley 1980. At Bellingham Library R929.3768W.

CENSUS: 1800 TENNESSEE, Jefferson County

CENSUS: 1820 TENNESSEE, Jefferson County.

MILITARY: REVOLUTIONARY WAR: Private 3rd VA Regiment.

SOURCE: WFT Disk #11 Includes all family data.

RESEARCHER-EMAIL: (1998) Nina Crier 5953 Highland Hills Drive Austin, TX
78731 Ninarc5@aol.com. Found at RootsWeb, researching McFarland, Blackburn,
Montgomery, Bedford Co, VA.