James Claypool, V

Is your surname Claypool?

Research the Claypool family

James Claypool, V's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


James Claypool (Claypoole), V

Birthplace: New Castle, New Castle, DE, United States
Death: Died in Lost River, Hardy, VA, United States
Cause of death: attacked and scalped
Place of Burial: Miller Cemetery, Hardy, West Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Claypoole, IV and Elizabeth Claypool
Husband of Jane Elizabeth Claypool
Father of William Claypoole; James Claypool, VI; John Claypool, I; Joseph Claypool, I; Mary Denton and 4 others
Brother of Joseph Claypool
Half brother of Elizabeth Pettyjohn

Managed by: Tobias Lukas Jungen
Last Updated:

About James Claypool, V

httBirth: Feb. 14, 1701 Sussex County Delaware, USA Death: Oct. 9, 1789 Hardy County West Virginia, USA

James CLAYPOOLE was born on 14 Feb 1701 in New Castle, Sussex Co, DE, US. He died on 9 Oct 1789 in Lost River, Hardy Co, WV, US. He was a fabric weaver. He and his cousins sold their land in DE, 20 acres in Lewes,and moved west to the Shenandoah Valley of VA about 1745. They settled in Rockingham and Augusta Counties near Brocks Gap, Linville Creek and Mill Creek where he co-built a mill in 1751. James and family left there about 1755 and settled at Lost River, Hardy Co, WV. He helped build a road to Fredericksburg, VA. DAR Records list him for patriotic service during the Revolution. Son of James Claypoole, Sr. and Mary Cann. Married Jane (?Byrd?) Claypoole about 1729. Father of William Claypoole, James Claypoole, John Claypoole, Joseph Claypoole, Mary Claypoole, Elizabeth Claypoole, Sarah Claypoole, George Claypoole, and Jesse Claypoole. James is my 6th great-grandfather. ____________________________________________________________

Will of James Claypool, Sr. 17 September 1786, proved 7 December 1789

In the Name of God Amen I James Claypole Senior of the County of Hardy and State of Virginia never being in Helth of Body and of Perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God and 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 (his) last Will and Testament that is to say princepally and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body recommend to the earth to be Buried in decent Christian Burial at the descretion of my Executors Nothing does ... ... at the general reserection I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God, and .......such worldly (?) estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give Demure and despose of the same in the following manner and form First it is my will and I do order that in the first place all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied.

ITEM I give to Jean Mcneesy & Daughter of my well beloved son William Claypool deceased five shillings to be paid out of my estate I hereby debar her and her heirs from any further right title or interest on my Lands Tenements goods or chattels.

Item I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son James Claypool my loom and all my gears with the utensils belonging to her

Item I give my well beloved son George Claypool the tract of Land and Tenements thereof he now lives on to him and his Heirs and assigns forever the said land I bought of John Denton and ..... lines with David Wilsons Land

Item I give to my well beloved son Jesse Claypool the tract of land and tenements whereof I now live on to him to his heirs and assigns forever the said land I bought of James Thomas and was formerly a part of his tract.

Item all the rest of my moveable estate Goods and Chattels .....before excepted with the bond due me from Joshea Peppers heirs for a tract of land that I sold to the said Joshea Pepper which land William Pepper now lives on with all other Bonds Bills and Book accounts whatsoever due to me I give and bequeath to my beloved sons and daughters towit James Claypool John Claypool Joseph Claypool George Claypool Jess Claypool Mary Smith Betty Ozborn and Sara Viney to be equally divided between them I allow my goods and chattels to be appraised and sold at Publick or private sale at the decree of my excutors I likewise make and ordain my beloved sons John Claypool and George Claypool Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby utterly disalow ...... and dis...... all and every other formerTestaments wills Bequests and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventeenth day of September in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Six Signed Sealed Publ.... and Declared by the said James Claypool as his last will and testament in the Presents of us who in his presents and in the Presents of each other have herunto subscribed our names Jacob Denton, Mary Denton, James Thomas, Jr, Tomme Thomas Jacob Denton junr, James Claypool, Sr

At a court held for Hardy County the 7th day of December 1789 this Last Will and Testament of James Claypool Deceased was proved by the oaths of Jacob Denton and Tomme Thomas two of the witnessess thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of John Claypool and George Claypool the executors therein named who made oath whereto acording to law Certificate is granted them for obtaining aprobate whereof in due form giving securely whereupon they with security entered into and acknowledged bond conditioned as the law directs By the court E Williams.

He and his wife are buried in the Miller Cemetery next to their son James..

He was married to Jane about 1727 in DE, US. Jane was born about 1701 in USA. She died about 9 Oct 1788 in Lost River, Hardy Co, WV, US. She was buried in Miller Cemetery, Lost River, Hardy Co, WV, US. James CLAYPOOLE and Jane had the following children:

+109 i. William CLAYPOOLE. +110 ii. James CLAYPOOLE. +111 iii. John CLAYPOOLE. +112 iv. Joseph CLAYPOOLE. +113 v. Mary CLAYPOOLE. +114 vi. Elizabeth CLAYPOOLE. +115 vii. Sarah CLAYPOOLE. +116 viii. George CLAYPOOLE. +117 ix. Jesse CLAYPOOLE.

  • * Some records show this James Claypoole as a grandson of Norton Claypoole of Delaware.**

Family links:

 James Claypoole (1664 - 1706)
 Mary Cann Claypoole (1680 - 1705)

 Jane (?Byrd?) Claypool (1701 - 1768)

 James Claypool (1730 - 1811)*
 John Claypool (1733 - 1823)*
 Joseph Claypoole (1735 - 1790)*
 George Claypool (1741 - 1829)*
 Jesse Claypool (1752 - 1833)*
  • Calculated relationship

Burial: Miller Cemetery Lost City Hardy County West Virginia, USA

Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]

Created by: Wayne L. Osborne Record added: Jul 02, 2005 Find A Grave Memorial# 11277496 p://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11277496


"Now to James Claypool that came to Virginia. He married Jane Byrd/Bird Oct. 7, 1729 , and in the mid 1730's came to Virginia with, or soon after Joist Hite and Andrew Byrd. They settled first at Rockingham, and then about 1750 they move to Lost River Hardy County,about 50 miles from Winchester Va, Hardy County is now West Virginia. There James and his friends built a new community. James and his son William Claypool helped build the road to Fredricksburg. DAR records indicate that he was a Medic in the American Revolution, as he was to old for combat. There is quote that said "the Claypoles settled first in Brocks Gap and then bought up many of the best farms along the Lost River. In a book by Sam Claypool tells how they had no protection from Indians, so three forts was built. One was the Warren Fort, the second was built by Stephen Ruddell at the Innskeep farm , and the third was built by Captain Claypool at Mathais. James Claypool's fort was attacked and burned by the Indians. He was also scalped. that was Oct. 7, 1789.

Now to make more of a connection between Andrew Byrd/Bird and Jane Byrd/Bird, that married James Claypool, I have to go their son John. John Claypool seemed to be a main player in what was called the"Claypool Rebellion" which took place during the Revolution in 1781. It seems that he and some of his neighbors rebelled when the army expected them to pay high taxes, to support the war, furnish cattle, grain,clothes and still spend most of their time on the battlefield. They could either do one or the other. If they were fighting there was no one to tend the farms to furnish the cattle and the grain. So they refused. John Claypool was arrested and was to be tried for treason. One month before his trial and hanging , the leading Patriots in the South Branch country signed a petition in behalf of that "Honest Peacable well meaning man" John Claypool. The petition was led by Stephen Ruddell. The signers were Cornelius Vandevanter, Anthony Miller, Jacob Rinker Jr., Abraham Bird (I think he is the son of Andrew and Magdelene Jones Byrd/Bird) Moses Hutton, John Harness, Daniel Richardson, William Bullitt, Mathias Hite, George See, Abraham Hite , Garrett VanMeter, John Higgins, Abel Randall, William Vause, Charles Lynch, Abraham Hite Jr., Isaac VanMeter, Jesse Asby, Nathan Harris, John Harris, William Renick, Elijah Greenwell, Jacob VanMeter, Christoper Snider, James Parsons, Abraham Westfall, Jacob Weidner, Daniel McNeill. John McNeill, Adam Hider, Casper Hite, Pareick Lynch, George Harness, Isaac hornback, Richard Shanklin, Michael Hornback, Manus Allgyre, George Stump, William Sears, Joseph Schoot, Peter Vandevanter Jr., Peter Vandevanter, James Ruddell, Isaac Ruddell, William Warden, James Taafe, Joel Robinson, Thomas McFarland, Philip Albis, Jacob Chrisman, Joshua Pepper, William Pepper, Jacob Miller, John Solaven, and Archibald Wilson."

comment by Wanda O'Neal http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/bird/4191/

view all 17

James Claypool, V's Timeline

February 14, 1701
New Castle, New Castle, DE, United States
April 11, 1702
Age 1
Age 27
December 1, 1730
Age 29
Rockingham, VA
December 1, 1730
Age 29
September 26, 1733
Age 32
Cedar Branch,Rockingham,Va
January 10, 1735
Age 33
Rockingham County, Virginia, United States
Age 35
Cedar Branch,Rockingham,Va
Age 37
Cedar Branch, Rockingham, Va
Age 39
Cedar Branch, Rockingham, VA, United States