Fretwell Family

Fretwells in Cumberland Co., Virginia (1st & 2nd generations):

The Children of William and Mary (Evett) Fretwell

 

Chronology of Susanna Fretwell (    -    ) and Henry Bohanah, her husband

1763 - William and Mary Fretwell moved from Essex to Cumberland County in Virginia..
1785 - Henry Bohanah headed a household of ten white souls in Prince Edward Co., Virginia.
1786 - The will of William Fretwell of Cumberland County, Virginia named his daughter, Susanna Bohanah and her husband, Henry Bohanah (Will Book 2, p. 428).

 

Chronology of Mary Fretwell (    -    ) and William Byrom, her husband

1763 - William and Mary Fretwell moved from Essex to Cumberland County in Virginia.
1782 - William Byrom taxed in Buckingham County, Virginia.
1784 - William Byrom applied for 950 acres of land in Washington County, Georgia, stating that he and his wife, Mary Ann Fretwell, eight children and six Negroes were of Virginia.
1786 - The will of William Fretwell of Cumberland County, Virginia named his daughter, Mary Byrom and her husband, Wm. Byrom (Will Book 2, p. 428).
1816 - William B. Byrom, Senior, husband of Mary Fretwell, died by the first of July in Jasper County, Georgia.

 

Chronology of William Fretwell (1736-1822) and Judah / Judith ____________, his wife.

1736 - William Fretwell, born on January 31st, the son of William and Mary Fretwell as recorded in the parish register of Christ Church in Middlesex County, Virginia.
1763 - William and Mary Fretwell moved from Essex to Cumberland County, Virginia
1776 - William Fretwell among dissenters of Albemarle County signing a petition.
1777 - William Fretwell and Judah, his wife purchased sixty-five acres of land in Albemarle Co., Virginia.
1784 - The commissioners for a new road in Albemarle Co., Va. mention William Fretwell's mill in their report to the court on March 11th.
1786 - The will of William Fretwell of Cumberland County, Virginia named William Fretwell as a son and heir. William Fretwell was appointed as an executor (WB 2. p. 428).
1790 - William Fretwell asked to have the certificate of administration granted in Cumberland Co., Va. to James Fretwell set aside.
1793 - William Fretwell sued James Fretwell in Cumberland Co.
1794 - Fretwell vs. Fretwell continued
1796 - William Fretwell vs James Fretwell dismissed.
1814 - William Fretwell and Judith, his wife, sold 221 acres in Albemarle County, Virginia
1822 - The will of William Fretwell of Albemarle County, Virginia (Will Book 7, p. 253) named:
son, Crenshaw Fretwell as an executor
son, John Fretwell as an executor
grandson, Paschal, son of Thomas Fretwell
granddaughter, Martha Sebra
Agnes Fretwell of Kentucky, widow of son Thomas Fretwell
son William Fretwell, deceased
Decendants: Family of William

 

Chronology of John Fretwell (1738/39 - 1820)

In Louisa County

1738 / 39 - John Fretwell, son of William and Mary Fretwell, born Feb. 16th and baptised March 4th as recorded in the parish records of Christ Church in Middlesex County, Virginia.
1763 - William and Mary Fretwell moved from Essex to Cumberland County in Virginia.
1767 - John Fretwell employed as the overseer of Richard Johnson in St. Martin's Parish, Louisa County, Virginia. Named again in 1768 and 1772.
1776 - John Fretwell listed as a tithable in St. Martin's Parish, Louisa County, Virginia. Named again in 1777 and 1780.
1776 - Mourning / Morning _____ assumed to marry first William Crenshaw. William Crenshaw died before 1803. His known children: Meredith G. Crenshaw; Pattie / Patsey Crenshaw, m (bond / 1798) Hardin Turner and Ann Crenshaw. See: Louisa Co., VA, Deed Book 2, p. 233. (Added November 2008)
1782 - John Fretwell listed as a tithable in Louisa County, Virginia. He headed a household of seven white souls (assumed to be himself, his wife and five children).
1782 - John Fretwell appeared on the land tax record of Louisa County, Virginia with two hundred acres of land.
1785 - Mary Bullock Fretwell assumed dead after the birth of William. (Added N 2008)
1786 - The will of William Fretwell of Cumberland County, Virginia named his son, John Fretwell. Will Book 2, p. 428.
1787 - John Fretwell appeared on the personal property tax list of Louisa County, Virginia with seven slaves, three horses and eight head of cattle.
1789 - John Fretwell appeared on the land tax record of Louisa County, Virginia with two hundred acres of land . Named on the record again in 1790 and every year after until 1798.
1798 - John Fretwell, among many others, received a cash settlement from the Estate of David Johnson of Louisa County, Virginia.
1799 - John Fretwell appeared on the land tax record of Louisa County, Virginia with two hundred acres of land. Named on the record again in 1800 and every year after until 1809.
1809 - On September 26th, John Fretwell of Louisa County, Virginia bought 600 acres of land in Christian County, Kentucky.
1809 - On October 7th, John Fretwell and Mourning, his wife, sold 250 acres of land in Louisa County, Virginia to Walter Coles of Hanover County, Virginia.
1810 - On February 1st, Franky Fretwell married William H. Harris in Christian County, Kentucky.
1820 - Richard Fretwell headed a household in Christian County, Kentucky on the federal census record of that year. The last person listed in the household is a male age 45+ (assumed to be John Fretwell, Richard's father). No female of similar age listed in the household (assumed that Mourning Fretwell died).
1820 - The will of John Fretwell of Christian County, Kentucky (Will Book C, p. 357) recorded by the November term of court. No wife named in the will;
son, John Fretwell
son, Richard Fretwell
son, James Fretwell
son, Alexander Fretwell
daughter, Frances Harris
grandson, John Richard, son of Richard Fretwell
grandson, John Harris, son of Wm. H. and Frances Harris

 

In Goochland County

1763 - Mary Bullock married Mathew Martin in St. James - Northam Parish - Goochland County, Virginia on November 2. Their children were: Molly (1764), Elizabeth (1766) and Mathew (1768). (Added November 2008)
1768 - Mathew Martin died by October 1768. See: Goochland Co., Virginia Deed Book 14, pp. 357-359 (Administration of Estate). (Added November 2008)
1770 - On December 1st, John Fretwell married Mary Bullock at St. James - Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia.
1771 - On March 3rd, Muscow Fretwell, son of John and Mary Fretwell baptised at St. James - Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia
1772 - On July 13th, John Fretwell, son of John and Mary Fretwell baptised at St. James - Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia.
1774 - NANSIE Fretwell was born 22 September 1774 and baptized 8 January 1775, St. James, Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia, daughter of John Fretwell and Mary Bullock (Corrected October 2008)
1803 - On March 26th, security paid by David Higgason and Richard Fretwell for the marriage of David Higgason and Nancy Crenshaw. Permission given by Morning [sic] Fretwell for her daughter. Witnesses: John Fretwell and Richard Fretwell. Permission given by Saml. Higgason for his son David. Witnesses: John Jackson and Richd. Fretwell. Goochland County, Virginia.

 

In Hanover County

1772 - On August 21st, Dorothy Johnson of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia, Relict and Executrix of Col. Richard Johnson Dec'd. to John Fretwell of St. Martin's Parish, Louisa County 55 lbs. current money, parcel of land and plantation of Col. Richard Johnson in St. Martin's Parish, Louisa County, Virginia containing by estimation 200 acres.
1779 - John Fretwell appeared on a tax list for Hanover County, Virginia.
1787 - A deed from Joseph Crenshaw of Hanover County to John Fretwell recorded. The deed for Meredith Graves Crenshaw, Patsey Crenshaw and Ann Crenshaw, orphans of Wm. Crenshaw, decd., two negroes by the names Grace and Sealey, to be kept by John Fretwell for the support of said orphans until they come of age.
1798 - Security paid by John Fretwell for the marriage bond of Hardin Turner to Patsy Crenshaw in Louisa County, Virginia.
1798 - On October 8th, the Estate of David Johnson of Louisa County, Virginia settled with payment to John Fretwell.
Decendants: Family of John

 

Chronology of Rebecka Fretwell (1741-    )

1741 - Rebecka Fretwell, born on May 23rd and baptised on May 31st, the daughter of William and Mary Fretwell as recorded in the parish register of Christ Church in Middlesex County, Virginia
1763 - William and Mary Fretwell moved from Essex to Cumberland County, Virginia.
1786 - The will of William Fretwell of Cumberland County, Virginia does not name Rebecka Fretwell [presumed dead] Will Book 2, p. 428).

 

Chronology of Alexander Fretwell (    - 1825) & Nancy Ann Barksdale, his wife

1761 - Alexander Fretwell paid as a witness by the Essex Co., Virginia court (assumed to be twenty-one years of age).
1763 - William and Mary Fretwell moved from Essex to Cumberland County, Virginia
1781 - Alexander Fretwell lived next to James Woods, land given to James by his father, Samuel Woods, in Albemarle County, Virginia.
1785 - Alexander Fretwell called the son-in-law of William Barksdale in his will recorded in Albemarle Co., Va. (assumed married by this year to Nancy Ann Barksdale, daughter of William Barksdale).
1785 - Alexander Fretwell headed a household of eight white souls on the Virginia tax list (assumed to be himself, his wife and six children).
1786 - The will of William Fretwell of Cumberland County, Va. named his son, Alexander Fretwell (Will Book 2, p. 428).
1789 - Alexander Fretwell bought 166 1/2 acres of land in Albemarle Co., Va. It was located on both sides of the Rockfish Road and on the waters of the Mechum River.
1791 - Alexander Fretwell bought 330 acres of land in Albemarle County from William and Ann Barksdale. The land was located on the Rockfish Road.
1792 - Alexander Fretwell and Nancy, his wife, bought 500 acres from Isaac Hardin. The land was located on the Rockfish Road.
1793 - Alexander Fretwell named to a road gang in Albemarle Co., Va.
1804 - Alexander Fretwell and Nancy his wife sold sixteen and a half acres of land in Albemarle County to Thomas Shelton.
1805 - Alexander Fretwell and Nancy his wife sold sixteen and a half acres of land in Albemarle County to Thomas Shelton.
1806 - The Indenture between Alexander Fretwell and Nancy his wife and Thomas Shelton recorded.
1807 - Alexander Fretwell again named to a road gang in Albemarle Co., Virginia.
1810 - Alexander Fretwell headed a household in Albemarle County, Va. in the federal census record of that year. The household --
one white    male 45+ (Alexander, born before 1765-1784)
one white female 45+ (Nancy,      born before 1765-1784)
one white female 26-45 (born between 1765-1784)
one white female 26-45 (born between 1765-1784)
one white female 26-45 (born between 1765-1784)
one white female 16-26 (born between 1784-1794)
one white female 16-26 (born between 1784-1794)
one white    male 16-26 (born between 1784-1794)
one white female 10-16 (born between 1794-1800)
1814 - Alexander Fretwell sold six acres of land in Albermarle County. Nancy, his wife, not mentioned in the deed (assumed to be dead).
1815 - Alexander Fretwell (assumed to be aged and/or infirm) exempt from the payment of county and parish levies on his negro man named Aaron.
1815 - Alexander Fretwell (assumed to be aged and/or infirm) exempt from the payment of county and parish levies on his negro female named Aemy.
1818 - Hugh Paul and Alexander Fretwell bound for one hundred and fifty dollars on the 17th of December A. D. 1818. Consent granted for the marriage of Hugh Paul and Elizabeth Fretwell, daughter of the above bound Alexander Fretwell. Signed: Hugh Paul (Seal) Alexr. Fretwell (Seal). Witness: Wm. Wertenbaker, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Albemarle County, Virginia. (See: Albemarle Co., VA Marriage Bonds & Consent Papers, 1818-1824. Courtesy of the Library of Virginia Collections, Reel 72.) Read 8 September 2008. (Added November 2008)
1825 - An indenture made between Alexander Fretwell and Mary Fretwell, his daughter, for one dollar for three negroes named Amy, Molly and Aaron, one horse, the household goods and other farm property recorded in Albemarle County, Virginia (the Deed of Gift in Deed Book 25, p. 236).
1828 - Mary Fretwell sued Samuel Carr.
1828 - In March, the suit continued.
1829 - In November, Richard Fretwell undertook security in the suit of Mary Fretwell against Samuel Carr (assumed Richard and Mary Fretwell are brother and sister).
1831 - Fretwell vs. Carr dismissed.
1850 - Richard Fretwell and family included one extra older woman (assumed to be his sister) removed themselves from Albemarle Co., Virginia and lived in Lewis County, [West] Virginia.
Decendants: Family of Alexander

 

Chronology of Thomas Fretwell (      - ca1802) and __________, his wife.

1763 - William and Mary Fretwell moved from Essex to Cumberland Counties in Virginia
1779 - Thomas Fretwell signed a petition in Buckingham Co., Virginia. to dissolve the Vestry of Tillotson Parish (assumed to over twenty-one years of age).
1782 - Thomas Fretwell headed a household of five white souls in Cumberland Co., Va. (assumed to be his wife and three children).
1784 - Thomas Fretwell receives Land Warrant No. 1514 for 350 acres of land in Washington County, Ga. The State of Georgia made the grant to him and his three children (assuming his wife has died). One of the children might be Charles.
1786 - Thomas Fretwell signed a petition in Cumberland Co., Va. opposing the incorporation of the Protestant Episcopal Church (assuming Thomas has returned from Georgia to Virginia)
1786 - The will of William Fretwell of Cumberland County, Virginia named his son and heir, Thomas Fretwell (Will Book 2, p. 428).
1787 - Thomas Fretwell named on a tax list in Cumberland Co., Virginia.
1791 - Thomas Fretwell named on a poll list in Cumberland Co., Virginia.
1794 - Thomas Fretwell named on a personal property tax list in Buckingham Co., Virginia.
1798 - Thomas Fretwell named on a personal propery tax list in Buckingham Co., Virginia.
1799 - Elizabeth Fretwell married Leander Hughes in Prince Edward County, Virginia.
1802 - Thomas Fretwell Estate named on a personal property tax list in Buckingham Co., Virginia. (assuming his death).
1803 - The Thomas Fretwell Estate named on a personal property tax list in Buckingham County, Virginia.
1804 - Richard Fretwell named on a personal property tax list in Buckingham County, Virginia.
1804 - Nancy and/or Ann Fretwell named on a personal property tax list in Campbell County, Virginia beginning in 1804 and again in 1805, 1806, 1807, 1810, 1811 and 1812.
1809 - Leander Fretwell named on a personal property tax list in Buckingham County, Virginia.
1810 - Leonard Fretwell named on a personal property tax list in Buckingham County, Virginia.
1810 - Richard Fretwell named on a personal property tax list in Campbell County, Virginia and again in 1811, 1812 and 1814.
1811 - Leonard Fretwell named on a personal property tax list in Campbell County, Virginia and again in 1812 and 1815.
1814 - James Fretwell named on a personal property tax list in Campbell County, Virginia.
Decendants: Family of Thomas

 

Chronology of Joseph Fretwell (    - ca 1785) of North Caroiina and Mary __________, his wife

1763 - Joseph Fretwell was a witness in the Essex Co., Virginia court (assumed to be twenty-one years of age)
1763 - William and Mary Fretwell moved from Essex to Cumberland Couny in Virginia.
1777 - On February 12th Joseph Fretwell enlisted in Capt. John Holcomb's Company of Foot, 4th Virginia Reg't, commanded by Colonel Thomas Elliott et al. ... to be discharged February 12th, 1780
1777 - Joseph Fretwell deserted April 12th.
1777 - Joseph Fretwell signed a petition for the division of Cumberland County, Virginia on May 10th.
1777 - A reward for the return of Joseph Fretwell to Captain John Holcomb posted in the Virginia Gazette, Richmond, Virginia on May 23rd. Fretwell described as five feet, ten inches, pale complexion.
1777 - Joseph Fretwell appeared on a pay roll in June with Capt. Holcomb's Company
1777 - Joseph Fretwell appeared on a muster roll in August with Capt. Holcomb's Company.
1779 - Joseph Fretwell bought 125 acres of land lying on the three prongs of the Great Beau Shole Creek in Surry County, North Carolina on January 1st.
1783 - Joseph Fretwell's land surveyed by Surry County, North Carolina on April 16th.
1785 - Mary Fretwell vs. Charles Sneed. Surry County, North Carolina..
1785 - Samuel Fretwell shose (sic) Mary Fretwell, his guardian at a court held on February 18th in Surry County, North Carolina.
1785 - Mary Fretwell appeared on the land tax record for that year with 125 acres of land in Capt. Carson's District, Surry County, North Carolina.
1786 - The will of William Fretwell of Cumberland County, Virginia, written December 29th named my "grandson, the heir of my son Joseph Fretwell, Deceased" among the heirs. The grandson [not named] and Richard Fretwell to be paid five shillings. Will Book 2, p. 428.
1790 - In account with James Fretwell, administrator of the will of William Fretwell, the debts of the estate are paid out, including the five shillings to Richard Fretwell and five shillings to Samuel Fretwell.
1794 - Samuel Fretwell of the County of Montgomery in the State of North Carolina sold 125 acres of land lying on the three prongs of the Great Beau Shole Creek in Surry County, North Carolina to Aaron Matthews of Surry County, North Carolina on June 3rd
Decendants: Family of Joseph

 

Chronology of Nancy Fretwell (    -    ) and John Raine, her husband

1763 - William and Mary Fretwell moved from Essex to Cumberland County in Virginia.
1780 - John Raine signed a legislative petition in Cumberland County, Virginia.
1782 - John Raine sold 130 acres on Badluck Creek in Cumberland County, Virginia to John Woodson.
1786 - The will of William Fretwell of Cumberland County, Virginia named his daughter, Nancy Raine and her huband, John Raine (Will Book 2, p. 428).
1816 - An inventory of the estate of John Raine Sen'r. recorded in Cumberland County, Virginia (Will Book 5, p. 260 and Will Book 6, p. 325) named as the legatees --
                    the widow, Nancy Raine
                    Thomas Brooks
                    John Raine
                    George B. Woodson
                    Hugh Raine
                    Charles Raine
                    Richard Raine.
1819 -

The will of Archibald D. Wright of Prince Edward County, VA ... I will two hundred dollars of the Legacy coming to me from the Estate of John Raine decd to Richard Raine son of said John Raine... 12th day of July 1819. SOURCE: Magazine of Virginia Genealogy (Vol. 29.  2:89). 

 

Chronology of James Fretwell (    -    ) and Lucy Harris, his wife

1763 - William and Mary Fretwell moved from Essex to Cumberland County in Virginia.
1771 - James Fretwell, witness for William Shepard in Cumberland County, Virginia (assumed to be twenty-one years of age).
1779 - The will of Micajah Harris of Prince Edward County, Virginia recorded in February court named his wife, Ann Harris, his daughter, Lucy Fretwell and his two sons, Thompson Harris and Zedekiah Harris.
1780 - Joseph Michaux sold fifty acres of land in Cumberland County, Virginia to James Fretwell.
1780 - James Fretwell signed a petition in Cumberland County, Virginia concerning the clergy taking an oath to the State of Virginia.
1782 - James Fretwell appeared as the head of a household of four white souls on the tax list for Cumberland Co., Va. that year (assumed to be James, his wife and two children).
1783 - James Fretwell and William Fretwell of Cumberland Co., Va. sold one hundred acres of land to Benjamin Allen, junr. on October 25th, land located on both sides of Rutledge's Road and on both sides of the Long Branch, a branch of the Appomattox River. In a sworn affadavit, it was stated that "Lucy, the wife of the said James and Mary, the wife of the said William, cannot conveniently travel to the Court of the said County of Cumberland to make their acknowledgement of the said conveyance" and the appointed justices of the court are to go to them for their acknowledgements.
1783 - William Fretwell, Richard Fretwell and James Fretwell of Cumberland Co., Va. sold two hundred acres of land to John Woodson on November 15th.
1783 - James Fretwell and John Woodson vs. William Walker, trustee for Nancy and Henry Walker. Case began in the court of Cumberland County, Virginia and continued for several years.
1784 - James Fretwell did not appear as the head of a household on the tax list for Cumberland Co., Va. that year. But, his father appeared as the head of a household of eight white souls (assumed to be William, Mary, James, the wife of James and four children).
1784 - James Fretwell, juror on December 30th for the Prince Edwards District Court at Farmville, Va. Named again from 1786 to 1790.
1785 - James Fretwell vs. Seth Barksdale and William Byrom. Case began in Cumberland Co., Va.
1786 - The will of William Fretwell of Cumberland County, Virginia named his son, James Fretwell among the heirs to his estate (Will Book 2, p. 428).
1787 - James Fretwell appeared on a personal property tax list that year with six black slaves and two head of cattle.
1787 - James Fretwell vs. Mumford Dejarnal. Case began in Cumberland County, Virginia and continued for several years.
1790 - James Fretwell granted a certificate as administrator of the estate of William Fretwell of Cumberland County, Virginia on January 25th
1790 - William Fretwell, son and heir of William Fretwell, deceased, asked to have the certificate granted to James Fretwell set aside and requested the court to qualify him as an administrator of his father's estate at the April court..
1790 - James Fretwell purchased 131 acres of land in Cumberland County, Virginia from Beverly Randolph of Richmond, Virginia.
1791 - An indenture of bargain and sale from James Fretwell, administrator with the will annexed of William Fretwell, decd., of the goods and chattels rights and credits adminstered by Mary Fretwell, late administrix of the last will and testament of the William Fretwell of Cumberland Co., Va. recorded at April court (indicated that now Mary is dead)
1791 - James Fretwell appeared on poll list for Cumberland County, Virginia on April 25th.
1792 - James Fretwell appointed Commissioner of the Taxable property of Cumberland Co., Va. for the present year in place of Stephen Cooke, Gentleman, who this day [in March] resigned that office.
1792 - James Fretwell paid sixty dollars for his services as compensation for year 1792 on September 24th.
1792 - Stephen Cooke, Gentleman,.admitted and sworn Deputy Sheriff of Cumberland County by consent of John Woodson, Sheriff at November court.
1792 - James Fretwell mortgaged his land, chattels, etc. as security for a job as deputy sheriff of Cumberland Co., Va. receiving one-half benefit.
1793 - James Fretwell, witness at District Court of Prince Edward Co., Virginia.
1793 - William Fretwell vs. James Fretwell and John Woodson. Case began in Cumberland Co., Va. and continued into 1794 and 1795. Dismissed in 1796
1793 - James Fretwell, plaintiff against ... [as deputy sheriff of Cumberland Co., Va.].
1794 - James Fretwell vs. ...
1795 - James Fretwell vs. ...
1796 - James Fretwell bought forty acres of land in Cumberland Co., Va from William Randolph
1796 - James Fretwell, security for Beverly Randolph in Prince Edward County, Virginia
1798 - James Fretwell, Deputy Sheriff for Thomas Nash, Gentlemen late sheriff of Cumberland County permitted to amend his return on two executions.
1799 - James Fretwell sold property to Thos. Johns, Jr. and John Crisp in Cumberland County, Virginia,
1801 - James Fretwell, witness ...
1802 - James Fretwell, witness ...
1802 - James and Lucy Fretwell sold property to Thomas Ferguson in Cumberland County, Virginia.
1802 - James Fretwell vs. Zephaniah Harris.
1803 - James Fretwell vs. Zephaniah Harris.
1803 - On September 26th, James Fretwell and Lucy his wife sold land to Thomas Ferguson (purchased earlier from Beverly Randolph) in Cumberland County, Virginia
1804 - No Fretwells named on the poll list of Cumberland County, Virginia.
1805 - James Fretwell named on the personal property tax list in Mullen's District, Warren County, Georgia with fourteen slaves.
1808 - James Fretwell sold Lot 180, District 19, Old Randolph County, Georgia for $400 to Micajah H. Fretwell. Note: Old Randolph became Jasper County.
1808 - James Fretwell sold seven slaves to Micajah H. Fretwell for $2500 in Jasper County, Georgia.
1820 - James Fretwell headed a household in Jasper County, Georgia on the federal census of that year. The four persons on the record assumed to be: James (m 45+), Lucy (f 45+), his grandson, Cullen (m 16-25 ) and his grandson, James (m 16-25).
1820 - James Fretwell provided security for the distribution of the estate of Thomas Johns in Jasper County, Georgia on May 1st.
No further records for James found after this date
Decendants: Family of James

 

Chronology of Richard Fretwell (1752 - 1842) and Lucy _____________, his first wife and Frances _____________, his second wife

1752 - Richard Fretwell, son of William and Mary Fretwell, born on December 24th as recorded in the family Bible owned by his descendants
1763 - William and Mary Fretwell moved from Essex to Cumberland County in Virginia
1777 - Richard Fretwell enlisted on February 15th in Capt. John Holcomb's Company of the 4th Virginia Reg't, commanded by Colonel Thomas Elliott et al. ... to be discharged February 15th, 1780.
1777 - Richard Fretwell signed a petition for the division of Cumberland County, Virginia on May 10th.
1777 - Richard Fretwell appeared on the pay roll in May, June, July, and August. He served as an artificer "employed in the Armory repairing guns, &c."
1777 - Lucy, wife of Richard Fretwell, a soldier in the continental services, appeared with two small children at the Cumberland County, Virginia court in distress . The court placed fourteen pounds in the hands of Miller Woodson for her relief.
1778 - Richard Fretwell appeared on the company muster roll in January and discharged January 31st. He appeared in February and discharged February 6th by Genl. Charles Scott. In his pension application, Richard declared that he hired a substitute for the remainder of his term. While serving, he had "march'd to the North through Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey to the Hudson River."
1780 - On April 20th, Richard Fretwell witnessed the sale of fifty acres of land in Cumberland County, Virginia from Joseph Michaux to James Fretwell.
1780 - On April 22nd, Richard Fretwell purchased fifty acres of land in Cumberland County, Virginia from William Fretwell.
1780 - On November 10th, Richard Fretwell signed a petition in Cumberland County, Virginia concerning an oath to the state to be taken by the clergy.
1781 - In his pension application, Richard Fretwell declared that "after my discharge, I was in the Service during the War, as a 'volenteer' under Capt. Ambrose Nelson et. al." and participated in the Battle of Guilford on the west side of Greensboro, North Carolina.
1782 - Richard Fretwell headed a household of eight white souls in Cumberland County, Virginia (assumed to be himself, his wife and as many as six children).
1782 - Richard Fretwell appeared on the land tax record for Cumberland County, Virginia with fifty acres.
1783 - Richard Fretwell received a license for an ordinary at his house from the court of Cumberland County, Virginia on April 30th.
1783 - Richard Fretwell vs. Seymour Wright. Conditional judgment granted on June 23rd in Cumberland County, Virginia.
1783 - Richard Fretwell vs. Peter Francino. Dismissed on July 28th in Cumberland County, Virginia.
1783 - William Fretwell and James Fretwell sell 100 acres of land in Cumberland County, Virginia to Benjamin Allen, Junr. on October 25th.
1783 - William Fretwell, Richard Fretwell and James Fretwell sell 200 acres of land on both sides of Rutledge's Road in Cumberland County, Virginia on November 15th.
1783 - Richard Fretwell listed as a soldier of the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment who received a Certificate for the balance of there (sic) full pay on December 1st.
1784 - Richard Fretwell appeared on the land tax record for Cumberland County, Virginia with fifty acres.
1784 - Richard Fretwell vs. Seymour Wright. Case dismissed on February 23rd.
1784 - Richard Fretwell, his wife and five children received a land warrant from the State of Georgia for 700 acres of land in the County of Washington on April 6th.
1784 - Richard Fretwell vs. Abraham Sandifur. Case in Cumberland County, Virginia abates on August 23rd. The defendant died and case continued by John Sandifur and Joanna Sandifur.
1784 - David Lockett of Buckingham County, Virginia purchased 250 acres of land from Richard Fretwell and Frances his wife of Wilkes County, Georgia and William Fretwell of Cumberland County, Virginia on September 28th.
1785 - Leonard Fretwell vs. Richard Fretwell and James Fretwell. Case continued on March 29th in Cumberland County, Virginia.
1785 - Leonard Fretwell vs. Richard Fretwell and James Fretwell. Case dismissed on October 25th in Cumberland County, Virginia.
1786 - Richard Fretwell paid William Fretwell one hundred pounds for land conveyed in 1780 in Cumberland County, Virginia. Frances Fretwell, wife of Richard Fretwell, relinquished dower.
1786 - Richard Fretwell signed petition opposing an "Act for Incorporating the Protestant Episcopal Church" in Cumberland County, Virginia on November 9th.
1786 - The will of William Fretwell of Cumberland County, Virginia, named his son and heir, Richard Fretwell (Will Book 2, p. 428).
1787 - Richard Fretwell vs. Jacob Michaux. Case settled in Cumberland County, Virginia with payment to plaintiff on March 28th.
1787 - Frances Fretwell transferred from Sandy Creek Church in Virginia to Powelton Baptist Church in Crawfordville, Georgia on June 30th.
1787 - Richard Fretwell received into Powelton Baptist Church and baptised the same day, September 1st.
1789 - In February, the "dwelling house and all my goods and papers together with my discharge from the Army was burned up in this State [of Georgia]" as sworn in the pension application of Richard Fretwell.
1789 - Richard Fretwell witnessed the will of Israel Burnley of Wilkes County, Georgia on November 19th.
1790 - Captain Richard Fretwell, State Militia Company paid by the State of Georgia on April 14th.
1794 - Richard Fretwell appeared on the land tax list of Hancock County, Georgia. Named again in 1796.
1796 - On April 22nd, Richard Fretwell purchased 200 acres of land in Hancock County, Georgia from Ignatius Few.
1805 - Richard Fretwell living in Hancock County, Georgia received two blank draws in the Georgia Land Lottery.
1813 - On March 17, Richard Fretwell paid out of the treasury for makig rifle guns for the State of Georgia
1820 - Richard Fretwell headed a household in Walton County, Georgia on the federal census record of that year.
1830 - On December 24, Richard Fretwell applied for a pension for his Revolutionary War service.
1833 - On September 6th, Richard Fretwell placed on the pension roll at age 82 years for service in the Virginia militia for which he received $40 per year.
1840 - Richard Fretwell headed a household in Newton County, Georgia on the federal census record of that year.
1842 - On August 16th, Richard Fretwell wrote his will naming:
his son, Leonard Fretwell
his daughter, Lucy Clifton
his daughter, Nancy Burge
his daughter, Patsey Harwell
grandson, Richard Fretwell
grandson, Leonard Fretwell
granddaughter, Patsey H, Brown
granddaughter, Frances Kennon, wife of M. L. Kennon
grandson, William A. J. Fretwell
grandson, Philip Z. Fretwell
daughter-in-law, Polly Fretwell, wife of Leonard Fretwell
1843 - The will of Richard Fretwell recorded January 2nd in Newton County, Georgia (Will Book 1, pp. 123-125).
Decendants: Family of Richard

 

Chronology of Leonard Fretwell (    -1820) and      __________, his wife

1763 - William and Mary Fretwell moved from Essex to Cumberland Counties in Virginia
1780 - Leonard Fretwell signed a petition in Cumberland County, Virginia requiring the clergy to take an oath to the State of Virginia.
1783 - Leonard Fretwell witnessed a sale of land between James Fretwell and William Fretwell in Cumberland Co., Va..
1784 - Leonard Fretwell received Land Warrant No. 1467 for 200 acres of land in Washington Co., Georgia for himself. (assuming Leonard has not yet married).
1785 - Leonard Fretwell vs. Richard Fretwell and James Fretwell in Cumberland Co., Va.
1786 - The will of William Fretwell of Cumberland Co., Virginia named Leonard Fretwell as his son and heir (Will Book 2, p. 428)
1786 - Leonard Fretwell served on a jury in Cumberland Co., Va.
1790 - Leonard Fretwell named on the tax list of Wilkes County, Georgia
1793 - Leonard Fretwell taxed on 200 acres of land in Wilkes County, Georgia.
1794 - Leonard Fretwell named on the tax list of Wilkes County, Georgia
1795 - Leonard Fretwell witnessed the probate of the Estate of Malcolm Johnston, deceased, in Warren County, Georgia. William Byrom named as an administrator.
1800 - Leonard Fretwell listed as living in Carter's District, Warren County, Georgia
1820 - Leonard Fretwell listed as a head of household (male 45+) with one female (aged 16-25) in the federal census of Putnam County, Georgia,
1820 - The will of Leonard Fretwell, deceased, proved in open court in Putnam County, Georgia (Will Book A, pp. 143-4). Leonard named his son, John Fretwell, and his daughters Martha Fretwell and Mary Fretwell.
1824 - The will of John Fretwell, deceased, is proved in open court in Putnam County, Georgia (Will Book B, p. 333). John named his wife, Nancy Fretwell. No children.
Decendants: Family of Leonard

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