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John Van Lear

Male Abt 1747 - 1829


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  • Born  Abt 1747  Augusta Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1829  Montgomery Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I493  Clarkson
    Last Modified  8 Jun 2017 

    Father  Jacob Van Lear,   b. 1710-1720, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1783, Augusta Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Margaret [Unknown],   b. 1710-1720, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F184  Group Sheet

    Family  Sarah Allison,   b. 1750-1755, Augusta Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Abt 1772  Augusta Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jacob Van Lear,   b. 19 Jan 1773, Augusta Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1845, Augusta Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Isabella Van Lear,   b. Abt 1778, Augusta Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1859, Washington Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Lucy Van Lear,   b. 30 Dec 1784, Montgomery Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1859, Iron Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elizabeth Van Lear,   b. Abt 1790, Augusta Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Sarah Van Lear,   b. 26 Apr 1791, Montgomery Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1865
     6. Martha "Patsy" Van Lear,   b. Abt 1793, Augusta Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >7. Jane Van Lear,   b. Abt 1795, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1845
     8. John Van Lear,   b. 10 Dec 1797, Montgomery Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1850, Mount Solon, Augusta Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. William Van Lear,   b. Abt 1800, Montgomery Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1862, Ellis Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F175  Group Sheet

  • Histories
    Van Lear - A Branch of the Van Lear Family
    Van Lear - A Branch of the Van Lear Family
    A Branch of the Van Lear Family
    from Sketches of Virginia: Historical and Biographical. 2d ser; William Henry Foote, 1856.
    Van Lear Family Summary
    Van Lear Family Summary
    Jane K Van Lear married Archibald Robinson 6 August 1814 in Montgomery county Virginia. Archibald Robinson, son of . .

  • Notes 
    • Note: Some of the children shown in this database for John Van Lear and Sarah Allison remain in question!!

      13 Aug 1771, Botetourt county Virginia; Ordered that John Craig, John Henderson, Samuel Robins, Giles Jackson, Thomas Raferty, David McGee, Swain Polson, John McCormack, Robert McGeehee, John Smith, Robert Ritchie, Abraham Fulder, David Robinson, John Vanlear, Samuel McGeehee, William Robinson, Joshua McCormack be summoned to the next court to show cause why they refused to obey Robert Alexander, Sheriff, in retaking Joseph Alexander after breaking prison.
      [source] Annals of Southwest Virginia, Vol 1; Lewis Preston Summers, 1970.

      May 4, 1773, At a Court continued and held for Fincastle County: Present--John Montgomery, James McGavock, Anthony Bledsoe, Arthur Campbell, Gentlemen Justices. A Grand Jury for the Inquest and Body of this County to wit James Davis, Joseph Crockett, Chas. Allison, William Montgomery, Robert Davis, Samuel Davis, Alexander Campbell, Samuel Montgomery, William Ewen, James Montgomery, James Hollis, Robert Montgomery, William Sawyers, George Ewen and John Craig were sworn and received their Charge retired to consider the presentment.
      [source] Annals of Southwest Virginia, Vol 1; Lewis Preston Summers, 1970.

      At a court continued and held for Botetourt County on May 12, 1773, Ordered that John Vanlier, . . be each fined according to law for refusing to qualify as jurymen.
      [source] Annals of Southwest Virginia, Vol 1; Lewis Preston Summers, 1970.

      November 2, 1773, At a Court held for Fincastle County: Present--Walter Crockett, James Thompson, Arthur Campbell, Anthony Bledsoe, James McCorkle-Gent. and Justices. A Grand Jury for the Body and Inguist of this County being sworn (to-wit) Robt. Montgomery, William Montgomery, Jos. Crockett, In. Sharp, Robt. Craig, Wm. Ewing, Chas. Allison, In. Haven, Saml. Pepper, In. Maxwell, Jn. Crockett, Jn. Craig, Benj. Logan, Joseph Cloyd, Jacob Shull and James Davis.
      [source] Annals of Southwest Virginia, Vol 1; Lewis Preston Summers, 1970.

      In the year of '74 (1774) my brother, Gov. James Patton Preston was born at Smithfield. Mrs. Preston's confinement was so protracted from typhus that a nurse for her infant was procured by the kindness of Mrs. Van Lear, who affectionately took upon herself that office; she was the mother of the Rev. John Van Lear.
      - from the Memoirs of Letitia Preston Floyd; written Feb. 22, 1843
      [source] Southern Historical Collection; Letitia Preston Floyd Papers; 1312-z

      5 May 1778, MCOB 2, p. 168; On the motion of Joseph Gray and others Petitioning that the road may be opened, turning out the Main Road between James Alisons and Peek Creek and thence by Thomas Pattons down the hollow to Samuel Peppers Crossing the River at the said Peppers and thence into the road leading to Botetourt County It is ordered that the said Motion be put of untill the next Court, and that John Taylor be summoned to appear at the next Court to shew Cause why the said Road may not be established.
      [source] Montgomery county Virginia Road Orders; transcribed Spillman, Thomas and Miller, 2008.

      Wm. Robinson conveyed 215 acres on the North Fork of Roanoke to John Vanlear by deed dated 13 Feb 1779 (Botetourt Co., Va Deed Book 1).
      [source] Annals of Southwest Virginia, Vol 1; Lewis Preston Summers.

      At a court held for Botetourt County on Nov 14, 1782 ... John Vanlier is apptd. Surveyor of the Road in the room of Robert King who was dischd. from that office.
      [source] Annals of Southwest Virginia, Vol 1; Lewis Preston Summers.

      Jacob Van Lear's will--To wife, Margaret; to son, Jacob, all lands; to son, John, 15; to daughter, Gartry Robinson, 50 shillings; to daughter, Isabel Abney, 50 shillings. Executors, Jacob Van Lear and John Christian. Teste: Patrick and John Christian. Proved, 18th November, 1783, by the witnesses. Jacob qualifies. Will Book 6, page 380, dated 29 July 1783, proved 18 November 1783.
      [source] Abstract of Will of Augusta County Virginia.

      A List of Taxable Property in the District of John Robinson, Commissioner, Formerly the Upper District of Botetourt County and Now the Lower of Montomery for the Year 1790. (The persons listed below were living in this district, and were included in John Robinson's list.) John Vanleer (John's name is in List O of Montgomery Co. 1792/3).
      [source] Montgomery County Virginia; Netti Schreiner-Yantis.

      John Vanlear conveyed 105 acres in Montgomery County, VA, to Jacob Vanlear by a deed dated Feb 2, 1796.
      [source] Annals of Southwest Virginia, Vol 1; Lewis Preston Summers.

      4 November 1795, MCOB 9, p. 79; Ordered that Edward Rutledge be appointed Overseer of the Road in the room of John Vanlear Discharged.
      [source] Montgomery county Virginia Road Orders; transcribed Spillman, Thomas and Miller, 2008.

      1 May 1798, MCOB 10, p. 217; Ordered that Edward Rutledge, John Henderson John Vanlear & Elijah Smith or any three of them being first duly sworn, do view the different ways proposed to conduct the Waggon Road from the Top of the Brush Mountain through Blacksburg to Lucos's Path, and report to the next Court all the Conveniences & Inconveniences attending the said way.
      [source] Montgomery county Virginia Road Orders; transcribed Spillman, Thomas and Miller, 2008.

      Vanlear, John, Sr., Montgomery Co., Will, 1829, Will Book 4:490
      Vanlear, John, Montgomery Co., Appraisal, 1830, Will Book 4:522
      Vanlear, John, Montgomery Co., Sale, 1830, Will Book 4:522
      [source] Index to Virginia Estates, Vol 3; Pippenger, 2002.

      Marriages of John Van Lear's children:
      David Parks and Isabella Vanlier, 4 Nov 1800; Surety: Jacob Vanlier. Montgomery county Virginia Marriages.
      James Logan and Lucy Vanleer, 28 April 1807; Surety: John Vanlear. Montgomery county Virginia Marriages.
      John Maxwell and Patsey Vanleer, 4 Nov 1810; Surety: John Vanlear. Kegley.
      Archibald Robertson (signed Robinson) and Jane K. Vanleer; 10 Aug 1814; Surety: John Robertson, consent of father John Vanlear. Montgomery county Virginia Marriages.
      John S. King and Sally L. Vanleer; 27 Dec 1815; Surety: Eldred Rawlins, consent of father John Vanlear, Senior. Montgomery county Virginia Marriages.
      John Guthry (signed Guthrie) and Elizabeth Vanlear; 22 Feb 1817; Surety: John Anderson; consent of father John Vanlear, Senior. Montgomery county Virginia Marriages.
      John Vanlear and Sarah Davis; 16 June 1817; Surety: Richard Guthrie; consent of bride. Montgomery county Virginia Marriages.
      William Vanlear and Elsey Hudson; 3 Jan 1823; Surety: Isaac Hudson, Jr., consent of fathers Isaac Hudson, Sr. and John Vanlear. Montgomery county Virginia Marriages.

      Children mentioned in John Van Lear's Will (written 1820, proved 1829) -William Van Lear, John Van Lear, Sally Van Lear Liking (King), Lucy Van Lear.

      Notes for John Van Lear; compiled by Pamela Hutchison Garrett, 2015; for Family Stories at pamgarrett.com.