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John ABRELL

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  • Name John ABRELL 
    Gender Male 
    Will 23 Jan 1772  Berkeley County, VA [now WV] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Bef 16 Jun 1772  Berkeley County, VA [now WV] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 16 Jun 1772  Berkeley County, VA [now WV] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) O'Dell, Cecil, Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia, Marceline, MO: Walsworth Publishing Company, 1995, p. 168:

      John Abrell (son and heir of Richard Abrell) had 75 acres surveyed ("where he lives") on the east side of "Opechon." The survey noted:

      "Pd. the whole the 25th of Sept. 1759 by John Abrell son & Heir to the said Richd Abrell now dec'd." On 28 March 1751, he had 376 acres surveyed "where he lives on both sides of Opeckon." He was issued a Fairfax grant for it on 16 May 1760. Robert Brooke originally surveyed the 376-acre tract for Benjamin Carter on 16 December 1734. . . . This tract was located approximately two miles northeast of Brucetown, Virginia on Frederick County Highway 667. The tract was in present-day Clarke and Frederick County, Virginia and Berkeley and Jefferson County, West Virginia (about four miles southwest of Middleway, West Virginia on Jefferson County Highway 1 and 1/11). The 75-acre tract did not receive a grant.

      John Abrell received two other Fairfax grants on 10 November 1757; one for 89 acres and another for 220 acres. The adjacent land owners were William Hicks, William Ballendine, Richard Abrell and Joseph Edwards. The 89-acre tract is adjacent southwest of the 376-acre tract and the 220-acre tract is adjacent southeast of the 376-acre tract in Clarke County, Virginia and Jefferson County, West Virginia.

      On 4 August 1760, John Abrell and his wife Elizabeth sold the 220- and 75-acre tracts to William Conner for 100 pounds. They sold the 89-acre tract to Robert Rutherford for 60 pounds on 17 February 1768.

      John was deceased by 16 June 1772 when his will (dated 23 January 1772) was proved in Berkeley County, Virginia (West Virginia) Court. He bequeathed his 376-acre tract (on both sides of Opequon Creek) to his sons James and Jacob Abrell. He listed his wife Elizabeth and daughters; Mary Reagen (wife of Janiel), Elizabeth Lindsey (wife of Jacob Lindsey), Sarah Lindsey (wife of John Lindsey) Lidy and Hanal Abrell.
    Person ID I9216  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2021 

    Father Richard ABRELL,   d. Bef 25 Sep 1759 
    Family ID F19701  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth (ABRELL),   d. Aft 23 Jan 1772 
    Children 
     1. Sarah ABRELL,   b. 10 Oct 1750, Frederick County, VA [now Berkeley County, WV] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1810, Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. Elizabeth ABRELL
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F4418  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart