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John Ghent Pigg

Also Known As: "John /Pigg/", "John Ghent /PIGG/"
Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Amelia County, VA, USA
Death: February 21, 1785 (65-73)
Pittsylvania County, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Jones Mill, Pittsylvania, VA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Paul Pigg, Sr. and Elizabeth Bettie Osborne
Husband of Ann Clement Pigg
Father of Hezekiah Ford Pigg; Keziah Hubbard; Edith Owen; Betsy Robertson and Barnett Pigg
Brother of Paul Jr Pigg and Elizabeth Pigg
Half brother of Mourning Pigg; James Pigg, Sr; Richard Pigg; William Pigg, Sr.; Patsy Pigg and 3 others

Managed by: Alice Zoe Marie Knapp
Last Updated:

About Captain John Ghent Pigg

  • Daughters of American Revolution Ancestor #: A088978
  • Birth:  (CIRCA) 1720    VIRGINIA
  • Death:  (ANTE) 2-21-1785     PITTSYLVANIA CO VIRGINIA

In D A R Patriot Index pg 535

John Ghent Pigg's Will

  • Will of John Pigg
  • recorded D & W Book 11, Page 145-147 Pittsylvania County, VA
  • Dated October 10, 1782,
  • Proven February 21, 1785

In the Name of God Amen the 10th day of October one thousand seven hundred and eighty two. I John Pigg of the County of Pittsylvania being sick in body but of good and sound memory, thanks be to Almighty God and calling remembrance the uncertain Estate of this transitory life and that all flesh must yield to death when it shall please God to call, do make, constitute, ordain and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, revoking and annulling by these present all and evry Testament or Testaments Will and Wills heretofore by me made and declared either by word or Writing and this is to be taken only for my last Will and Testament and none other and first being penitant and sorry from the bottom of my heart for my Sins past most humbly desiring forgivness for the same, I give and commit my Soul unto Almighty God my saviour and redeemer in whom and by the Meritsof Jesus Christ I trust and assured by to sav'd and to have full remition and forgivness of all my Sins and that my Soul with my body at a generalday of the resurrection shall rise again with joy and through the merits of Christs death and passion possess and inherit the Kingdom of heaven prepared for his elect and Chosen and my body to be buried in such a place where it shall please my Executors hereafter named So appoint And now for the setling of temporal Estates and such Goods Chattles and debts as it hath pleased God far above my desarts to bestow upon me I do order give and dispose the same in manner and form following That is to say, first I Will that all those debts and dues as I owe inright or conscience to any manner of person or persons whatsoever shall be well and truly contented paid or ordained to be paid within convenient time after my deceas by my Executors hereafter named.

Item: I lend to my beloved Wife Anne Pigg all my real and personal Estate during her life or widowhood Except half the Mill I lend to Son Hezekiah Pigg during my Widows life each to atend with their hands to keep the Mill in good repair. I give and bequeath to my son Hezekiah Pigg, to wit, two negroes named Joe and Ned,also two guns one Rifle and one smooth boar, also one set of Silver Buckles, Shoe, N____ and Stock, I give and bequeath to my daughter Keziah Hubbard two Negros named Simon and Rose to her and heirs of her body lawfully begotten, also all the land I hold on the North side of Barskin Creek I give to the same heir to be disposed on as before directed I give and bequeath to my daughter Eady Owen two Negroes named Luce and Nell to her and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten Also all the Land I hold on the south side of Barskin Creek Except a peace I give to my Son Hezekiah Pigg agreeable to Contract between him and me for a peace against the Mill I give and bequeath to my Grandson Field Robertson one Negroe named Jack and if he dies without heir lawfully begotton then to return to the heirs of my body I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Robertson two Negroes named Fisher and Ned to her and to the heirs of her body lawfully begotten And in case any of the Legusyes should die negroe harry shall supply the place or places, if not to be equally devided. I give and bequeath my Watch to Jesey Robertson after my Wifes decease, and all the Estate after my Wifes decease not bequeathed to be equally devided amongst my Children, and I do constitute and ordain Anne Pigg and Hezekiah Pigg sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament. Given under my hand and Seal the date above written Sign'd, Sealed and acknowledg'd

       JohnPigg, S. S.
                    r             his 

Wm. Short Sn., James X Allen, William Short


Contributed by " Gayle M. Holmes" <

  1. Name: John Ghent Pigg
  2. Sex: M
  3. Birth: ABT 1716 in VA/PA
  4. Death: ABT 1785

Father: Paul Pigg b: 1680 in King & Queen Co, VA

Mother: Elizabeth "Bettie" Osborne b: 1692 in Amelia Co, VA

Marriage 1 Anne Clement b: ABT 1734 in VA/PA

   Another reference: married 1742


  1. Has Children Edith Edey Pigg b: ABT 1752 in VA
  2. Has No Children Four Children Pigg b: BET 1752 AND 1758

Capt. John Pigg

Capt. of Militia 1768 Va., Artillery in Rev. War.

Birth: 1716 King and Queen County, Virginia, USA

Death: Feb. 21, 1785 Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA

married Ann Clement in Amelia County.

Died 1785

Son of Paul and Elizabeth Osborne Pigg

Burial: Pigg Cemetery, Jones Mill, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA

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Captain John Ghent Pigg's Timeline

Amelia County, VA, USA
Age 26
Jones Mill, Amelia, Virginia
May 20, 1745
Age 29
Age 30
Of Pittsylvania Co., VA
Age 32
Pttsyl, Virginia, United States
February 21, 1785
Age 69
Pittsylvania County, Virginia, United States
Age 69
Jones Mill, Pittsylvania, VA, USA

Inscription on tombstone as documented in 1937 read:

Capt. John Pigg, son of Paul, married Ann Clement in Amelia
Capt. of Militia 1768, Va., Artillery in Rev. War.
Died 1785

June 16, 1967
Age 69