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John Via, Sr.

Male 1720 - 1785  (65 years)


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  • Name John Via 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 1720  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Complaint 16 Feb 1751  Albemarle County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Land Survey 15 Feb 1755  Albemarle County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Land Patented 1 Sep 1780  Amherst, County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Will 17 Aug 1781  Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 1785  Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Based on will probated in 1786 and not being in the 1785 Census, or in any of that personal property tax records in Amherst/Buckingham County that started around 1782.
    Will Probated 6 Mar 1786  Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Ancestry.com Researcher kwilson051

      John Via married Mary Powhatan, a member of the Powhatan Indian Tribe. John and Mary settled down in Amhurst County, VA. Amhurst was notable in the fact that the Monacan Tribe did not allow white Settlers into their lands. If you were either married to an Indian or were in fact part Indian you were grudgingly Accepted. They did not allow any white Settlers in until the late 1780's.
    Person ID P4116  Burress Genealogy of Virginia
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2015 

    Father William Via,   b. 1697, New Kent County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Sarah (?) Craig (?) 
    Family ID F1282  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Powhatan,   b. 1720, Amherst County, Royal Colony of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before 1781, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 1738  Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • No record has yet been found that proves this marriage. I leave the marriage more of a way to identify this John Via in my line then as an absolute truth.
    Children 
     1. David Via, Sr,   b. 1730-40, Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1832, Franklin County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 179 years)
     2. John Via, Jr.,   d. 01 Jun 1824, Franklin County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     3. Mary Ann Via,   b. Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     4. Susannah Via,   b. Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     5. William H. Via,   b. 1756, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 July 1837, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  []
     6. Gideon Via,   b. Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F1270  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1720 - Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1738 - Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsComplaint - James Johnson and John Branch complain of John Via that on 1 Dec. 1751 he became in debt to them for goods, etc. Order to sheriff of Bedford County arrest Via in above suit, dated 16 Feb. A non suit granted at June Court 1756. (This record is in Albemarle County - so I've often wondered by the above mentions order to sheriff of Bedford County to arrest Via? Was John living in Bedford and shopping in Albemarle?) This record may or may not relate to this John Via Sr but I believe it does. - 16 Feb 1751 - Albemarle County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Survey - 15 Feb 1755 John Via land survey Virginia Surveyor's Plat Book 1, Part 1, Virginia Archives Microfilm #392(114A) and 393, 1744-1755, p. 333 - 15 Feb 1755 - Albemarle County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Patented - John Via for 30 shillings sterling paid by John Via land containing (by survey 8 Nov 1768) 290 acres in Co. of Amherst. Thomas Jefferson Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia to all to whom these presents shall come Greeting Know ye That in Consideration of the Ancient Composition of Thirty Shillings Sterling paid by John Via unto the Treasury of this Commonwealth there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto the said John Via a Certain tract or pacell or parcel of Land Containing by Survey made the Eighth day of November one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty eight Two hundred and ninety acres lying and being in the County of Amherst and is bounded as followeth to witt: Beginning at a white oak Saplin and running thence new Lines north Thirty Eight degrees west Thirty four poles to a pine North forty eight degrees west sixty two poles to a Hickory at a Branch North three degrees west one hundred and one pole to pointers north forty degrees west thirty nine poles to a pine North Sixty Eight degrees east at fourteen poles a branch forty four poles to a Spanish oak South eighty one degrees east one hundred and fifty four poles to a pine, South Thirty degrees east one hundred and Twenty one poles to a pine South Twenty two degrees west Ninety two poles to a white oak South forty five degrees west one hundred poles to pointers and South seventy Seven degrees west at fourteen poles a Branch Twenty two poles the first station This tract of Land lyes on the north branches of fishing creek with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said John Via and his heirs for ever. In witness whereof the said Thomas Jefferson Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia hath hereunto set his hand and Caused the lesser seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the first day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Eighty and of the Commonwealth the fifth. Tho Jefferson - 1 Sep 1780 - Amherst, County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - Will of Jno. Via WB 3/4 In the name of god Amen. I John Via of the County of Amhurst being Very Sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory Thanks be given unto God, 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 my Last will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all, I give and Recommend my Soul unto the hand of all mighty God that gave and my Body I Recommend to the Earth nothing Doubting but at the General Resurrection I Shall Receive the same again, and as Touching Such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bles me in this life, I give Demiss and Dispose of the same in the following manner and form First, I give and bequeath to my four Sons my Lands and Tenements and Also I give to well belove Daughter Susanah Via and Mary Ann Via _ all my movible Estates to be prosesed and enjoyed By them for Ever and I do hereby utterly Disannul all wills and Ratifying and Confirming this my Last will and Testament in witness whereof I set my hand and Seal this Seventeenth Day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Eighty one. Signed Sealed and Acknowledged John Via LS by the said John Via as his Last will Testament in presents Test Daniel Perrow Milley Perrow Elis X Evens At a court held for Amhurst County the Sixth Day of March 1786 This Last will & Testament of John Via Dec'd was presented in Court And proved by the Oath of Daniel Perrow & Elizabeth Evans Witness thereto And Ordered to be Recorded. Test. Wm Loving Clk Proven in court 6 Mar 1786. - 17 Aug 1781 - Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1785 - Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill Probated - At a court held for Amhurst County the Sixth Day of March 1786 This Last will & Testament of John Via Dec'd was presented in Court And proved by the Oath of Daniel Perrow & Elizabeth Evans Witness thereto And Ordered to be Recorded. - 6 Mar 1786 - Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S72] Albemarle County Court Papers.
      p. 14, Albemarle Co. VA Court Papers 1744-1783 abstracted and compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III

      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pre1800vias/analysis.htm#johnandgideon

    2. [S1444881102] p. 897, p. 897.
      John Via for 30 shillings sterling paid by John Via land containing (by survey 8 Nov 1768) 290 acres in Co. of Amherst. Thomas Jefferson Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia to all to whom these presents shall come Greeting Know ye That in Consideration of the Ancient Composition of Thirty Shillings Sterling paid by John Via unto the Treasury of this Commonwealth there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto the said John Via a Certain tract or pacell or parcel of Land Containing by Survey made the Eighth day of November one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty eight Two hundred and ninety acres lying and being in the County of Amherst and is bounded as followeth to witt: Beginning at a white oak Saplin and running thence new Lines north Thirty Eight degrees west Thirty four poles to a pine North forty eight degrees west sixty two poles to a Hickory at a Branch North three degrees west one hundred and one pole to pointers north forty degrees west thirty nine poles to a pine North Sixty Eight degrees east at fourteen poles a branch forty four poles to a Spanish oak South eighty one degrees east one hundred and fifty four poles to a pine, South Thirty degrees east one hundred and Twenty one poles to a pine South Twenty two degrees west Ninety two poles to a white oak South forty five degrees west one hundred poles to pointers and South seventy Seven degrees west at fourteen poles a Branch Twenty two poles the first station This tract of Land lyes on the north branches of fishing creek with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said John Via and his heirs for ever. In witness whereof the said Thomas Jefferson Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia hath hereunto set his hand and Caused the lesser seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the first day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Eighty and of the Commonwealth the fifth. Tho Jefferson

    3. [S73] Fishing Creek Patents.
      John Via of Amherst Co. VA 290a Fishing Creek Patents E, 1775-6, 1780-81, p. 897 (FHL 0029364)

    4. [S74] Amherst County VA Wills, Will Book 3-4.