Captain John Hurst Timeline
This is a timeline of events in the life of Captain John Hurst.
by Douglas Quibelman
1729 - William (Brindle Bill) Hurst marries Judith Calfee?
1732 - John Hurst born in Virginia somewhere on the James River.
Nov 1738 - Augusta and Frederick counties formed from Orange County.
1741 - Brindle Bill purchases 400-acre tract from William Russell in Frederick County, Virginia, located on the south side of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River, near the mouth of Hawksbill Creek.
Nov 1743 - First court of Frederick County opened.
Dec 1745 - First court of Augusta County opened.
1753 - Frederick County absorbs part of Augusta County.
abt. 1760 - John Hurst marries Lydia Smith.
2 Jan 1761 - Mary, first of John and Lydia?s children, is born.
13 Sep 1763 - John, his father?s namesake, born to John and Lydia.
1765 - William, his grandfather?s namesake, born to John and Lydia.
1767 - Henry, his great-grandfather?s namesake, born to John and Lydia.
1769 - Hannah Hurst born to John and Lydia.
1771 - Nancy Hurst born to John and Lydia.
1772 - Berkeley County formed from Frederick County.
1772 - Dunmore County formed from Frederick County.
14 Feb 1774 - Elijah Hurst born to John and Lydia.
1775 - Mary Hurst, daughter of John and Lydia, at the tender age of 14, marries Charles Dyer.
1775 - Military census of Dunmore County enumerates the households William (Brindle Bill) Hurst, and those of his sons John and William.
abt. 1775 - Leah Hurst Born to John and Lydia.
1776 - Montgomery County formed from parts of Fincastle, Botetourt, and Pulaski counties.
1777 - Abraham Hurst born to John and Lydia.
1777 - Dunmore County is renamed Shanando (Shenandoah) County.
30 Apr 1778 - First written record of the new name of Dunmore County is recorded in the court minute books of Shenandoah.
- John Hurst takes the oath of Lieutenant of the militia.
1778 - Rockingham County formed from Augusta County.
15 Oct 1780 - Last will and testament of Brindle Bill Hurst is recorded in Shenandoah County.
- John Hurst is bequeathed ?the land he is now possessed of? in Shenandoah County.
20 Mar 1781 - Last will and testament of Brindle Bill Hurst is probated in Shenandoah County.
29 Aug 1782 - John Hurst sells 148 acres of south side of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River to Daniel Hackney.
178? - Patrick Henry, Governor of Virginia, conveys to John Hurst, assignee of John Newell, 260 acres of land in Montgomery County, which lies on both sides of the New River, and which adjoins ?Persimmon Bottom? (this land is in what later becomes Wythe County).
178? - John Hurst purchases additional tracts of land near that described above.
26 May 1786 - John Hurst buys 100 acres on the West side of New River.
1786 - Lydia Smith Hurst dies in Montgomery County, Virginia.
1788 - John Hurst remarries to Mary Barksdale, the widow Lindsey.
1789 - Wythe County formed from Montgomery County.
1789 - Beverly Hurst born to John and Mary Hurst.
1790 - Nancy Hurst, daughter of John and Lydia, married William Morgan.
5 Apr 1791 - John Hurst, son of John and Lydia, married Martha (Patty) Menifee, daughter of Gerrard Menifee, in Montgomery County.
26 Apr 1792 - William Hurst, namesake of his grandfather, Brindle Bill, born to John and Patty, reputedly in Culpepper County.
abt. 1793 - Ezekial Morgan born to William and Nancy Hurst Morgan in Tennessee.
19 Sep 1793 - John and Mary Hurst sell 30 acres of land near New River to Charles and Mary Hurst Dyer.
10 Mar 1794 - Elizabeth Bathsheba Hurst born to John and Patty Hurst in Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky.
1794 - John and Mary Sell more land from the New River tracts.
5 Aug 1795 - John and Mary Hurst of Wythe County sell 259 acres of land on New River to Charles and Mary Hurst Dyer of Wythe County.
1795 - Charles and Mary Hurst Dyer sell 82 acres on the south side of New River.
1796 - William Hurst, son of Brindle Bill, and his wife, Lucy, sell 380 acres on New River in Wythe County to Charles Calfee.
10 Feb 1797 - Charles and Mary Hurst Dyer of Washington County, Kentucky, sell 297 acres of land on the New River in Wythe County, Virginia, to James Jones, of Wythe County.
1797 - John and Mary Hurst sell the last of their New River land.
13 Nov 1797 - John Hurst purchases 300 acres from John Ellison for $1500, located on the north side of the Nolichucky River, in Greene County, Tennessee (is
9 Feb 1798 - Elijah Hurst, son of John Hurst and his first wife Lydia, married Mary (Polly) Lindsey in Greene County, Tennessee.
Jul 1798 - John Hurst serves on jury in Greene County, Tennessee, in the case of Hays vs. English.
18 Oct 1798 - John and Elijah Hurst swear oaths on a deed of conveyance to John Harris to Isabelle Crawford in Greene County, Tennessee.
Jul 1799 - John Hurst serves on jury in Greene county, Tennessee, in the case of Stinson vs. Willobee.
7 Feb 1800 - Leah Hurst, daughter of John Hurst and his first wife Lydia, marries Jesse Lindsey, son of John?s second wife, Mary Barksdale Lindsey and her first husband, William Lindsey, in Greenville, Greene County, Tennessee.
20 May 1800 - Abraham Hurst, son of John Hurst and his first wife Lydia, marries Mary Dunn, daughter of Daniel and Rhoda Dunn in Greene County, Tennessee.
30 May 1807 - John and Mary Hurst purchase 369.81 acres of land in Harrison Township of Harrison County, Indiana, and 800 acres in what later becomes Jackson Township.
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