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James Claypool, Sr
Birth: Feb. 14, 1701
Sussex County
Delaware, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1789
Hardy County
West Virginia, USA

James CLAYPOOLE was born on 14 Feb 1701 in New Castle, Sussex Co, DE, US. He died on 9 Oct 1789 in Lost River, Hardy Co, WV, US. He was a fabric weaver. He and his cousins sold their land in DE, 20 acres in Lewes,and moved west to the Shenandoah Valley of VA about 1745. They settled in Rockingham and Augusta Counties near Brocks Gap, Linville Creek and Mill Creek where he co-built a mill in 1751. James and family left there about 1755 and settled at Lost River, Hardy Co, WV. He helped build a road to Fredericksburg, VA. DAR Records list him for patriotic service during the Revolution. Son of James Claypoole, Sr. and Mary Cann. Married Jane (?Byrd?) Claypoole about 1729. Father of William Claypoole, James Claypoole, John Claypoole, Joseph Claypoole, Mary Claypoole, Elizabeth Claypoole, Sarah Claypoole, George Claypoole, and Jesse Claypoole. James is my 6th great-grandfather.
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Will of James Claypool, Sr. 17 September 1786, proved 7 December 1789

In the Name of God Amen I James Claypole Senior of the County of Hardy and State of Virginia never being in Helth of Body and of Perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God and calling unto mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this (his) last Will and Testament that is to say princepally and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body recommend to the earth to be Buried in decent Christian Burial at the descretion of my Executors Nothing does ... ... at the general reserection I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God, and .......such worldly (?) estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give Demure and despose of the same in the following manner and form First it is my will and I do order that in the first place all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied.

ITEM I give to Jean Mcneesy & Daughter of my well beloved son William Claypool deceased five shillings to be paid out of my estate I hereby debar her and her heirs from any further right title or interest on my Lands Tenements goods or chattels.

Item I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son James Claypool my loom and all my gears with the utensils belonging to her

Item I give my well beloved son George Claypool the tract of Land and Tenements thereof he now lives on to him and his Heirs and assigns forever the said land I bought of John Denton and ..... lines with David Wilsons Land

Item I give to my well beloved son Jesse Claypool the tract of land and tenements whereof I now live on to him to his heirs and assigns forever the said land I bought of James Thomas and was formerly a part of his tract.

Item all the rest of my moveable estate Goods and Chattels .....before excepted with the bond due me from Joshea Peppers heirs for a tract of land that I sold to the said Joshea Pepper which land William Pepper now lives on with all other Bonds Bills and Book accounts whatsoever due to me I give and bequeath to my beloved sons and daughters towit James Claypool John Claypool Joseph Claypool George Claypool Jess Claypool Mary Smith Betty Ozborn and Sara Viney to be equally divided between them I allow my goods and chattels to be appraised and sold at Publick or private sale at the decree of my excutors I likewise make and ordain my beloved sons John Claypool and George Claypool Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby utterly disalow ...... and dis...... all and every other formerTestaments wills Bequests and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventeenth day of September in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Six Signed Sealed Publ.... and Declared by the said James Claypool as his last will and testament in the Presents of us who in his presents and in the Presents of each other have herunto subscribed our names Jacob Denton, Mary Denton, James Thomas, Jr, Tomme Thomas Jacob Denton junr, James Claypool, Sr

At a court held for Hardy County the 7th day of December 1789 this Last Will and Testament of James Claypool Deceased was proved by the oaths of Jacob Denton and Tomme Thomas two of the witnessess thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of John Claypool and George Claypool the executors therein named who made oath whereto acording to law Certificate is granted them for obtaining aprobate whereof in due form giving securely whereupon they with security entered into and acknowledged bond conditioned as the law directs By the court E Williams.

He and his wife are buried in the Miller Cemetery next to their son James..

He was married to Jane about 1727 in DE, US. Jane was born about 1701 in USA. She died about 9 Oct 1788 in Lost River, Hardy Co, WV, US. She was buried in Miller Cemetery, Lost River, Hardy Co, WV, US. James CLAYPOOLE and Jane had the following children:


+109 i. William CLAYPOOLE.
+110 ii. James CLAYPOOLE.
+111 iii. John CLAYPOOLE.
+112 iv. Joseph CLAYPOOLE.
+113 v. Mary CLAYPOOLE.
+114 vi. Elizabeth CLAYPOOLE.
+115 vii. Sarah CLAYPOOLE.
+116 viii. George CLAYPOOLE.
+117 ix. Jesse CLAYPOOLE.

** Some records show this James Claypoole as a grandson of Norton Claypoole of Delaware.**

 
 
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 Parents:
  James Claypoole (1664 - 1706)
  Mary Cann Claypoole (1680 - 1705)
 
 Spouse:
  Jane (?Byrd?) Claypool (1701 - 1768)
 
 Children:
  William Claypoole (1728 - 1758)*
  James Claypool (1730 - 1811)*
  John Claypool (1733 - 1823)*
  Joseph Claypoole (1735 - 1790)*
  George Claypool (1741 - 1829)*
  Jesse Claypool (1752 - 1833)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Miller Cemetery
Lost City
Hardy County
West Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Wayne L. Osborne
Record added: Jul 02, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11277496
James Claypool, Sr
Added by: Kathy Claypole Biggs
 
James Claypool, Sr
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James Claypool, Sr
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