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Jeremiah Stover, Sr.

Birthplace: Botetourt, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Hunting Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob Stover, Jr. and Ruth Stover
Husband of Mary C Stover and <private> (unknown)
Father of Francis Stover; Jacob Stover; Barbara Yount; Jeremiah Stover, Jr; Hezakiah Stover and 12 others
Brother of Christopher STOVER; Daniel Stover; John Stover; Barbara Stover; Catharine Stover and 2 others
Half brother of David Stover

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About Jeremiah Stover, Sr.

It is unclear whether Jeremiah's father was Abraham Stover or Jacob Stover, Jr. Both were sons of Jacob Stover and Sarah Boone.

Jeremiah Stover was convicted of treason for being a Tory (British sympathizer) in Botetourt County, Virginia in August, 1780.

Later lived on Hunting Creek in Wilkes Co, NC. There he filed his will dated 26 Nov 1807, proved Feb Term 1808 (Wilkes Co Will Book 2 page 226 )



1805 Feb - Wilkes Co.,NC - State vs. Job Cole Riot: Jno.[John] Stanley a witness paid 7 Shillings along with William Lewis, ELIZABETH STANLEY, NATHAN STANLEY, HARRIS STANLEY and Jeremiah Stover.

1806 May - Wilkes Co.,NC - State vs Job Cole Assault and Battery fined 6 pence. Archibald Lovelace, David Bell, William Lewis, Jeremiah Stover and ELIZABETH, JOHN, NATHAN and HARRIS STANLEY were all witnesses in this case.

Will in Wilkes County NC Will Book 2 dated 26 Nov 1807, proved Feb term 1808. Will of Jeremiah Stover Senr. [From abstract}: Names sons Jeremiah and John, if equal division of land is not specified in deed given, land to be equally divided as well as all estate; land on Hunting Creek to be divided equally. Execr: Joshua Souther, Presley Bussel Senr. Wit: Henry Souther, William Lunsford, Anne (or Ame) Lunsford. Signed Jeremiah X Stover.

May Term 1808 Account of Sale of Estate of Jeremiah Stover, decd. Purchasers (long list) included Isaac Stover Howell, Jeremiah Stover. Joshua Souther and Presley Bussell, Execrs.

Carlyine Gibson Pierce <> wrote:

Jeremiah Stover m. Mary, last name unknown, according to the records of the Russell Stover family, Mary ? , other traditions/lore state she was an Indian. Jeremiah was arrested for treason for holding a meeting in his barn to hear British news. He was sentenced to 39 lashes. Jeremiah went to N. C., appearing on the 1790 Federal Census as Jeremiah Stoner. by 1804 Tax Lists he was in Wilkes Co., N.C. where he d. in 1807. His will did name Jeremiah Jr. and John as his sons but did not mention any of his other children or a wife.

According to Theresa Martin Klaiber's 2005 history of Jacob Francisco, "Jacob is said to have been convicted as a Tory in Montgomery County, Virginia. The Preston and Virginia papers of the Draper Collection state that a court composed of justices from Montgomery and Botetourt County did try Jacob Francisco, Jeremiah Stover and others for misbehavior and treason against the state in August 1780."

Naomi Emmich

    1764 Walgreen page 38- Lunenburg Co tithes 1748-1783 Cornwall Parish 1764 Elijah White's list: Jeremiah Stover 1 tithe 
    1765  in Pittsylvania Co Va, 1767 Land and Tithes a Jeremiah and Jacob Stober [and Holden McGhee] are listed 
    1765 land desc "Stover's line" Pittsylvania Co
    1767 Pittsylvania tax list, Jacob and Jeremiah Stobo (see web notes)
    1768 land entry Pittsylvania Co VA Jeremiah Stover (NOT in survey book for same period)
    Kegley's Virginia Frontier p562 Botetourt Co Early resident of Bent Mountain, Capt. Martin's company: Jeremiah Stover 1 horse, 4 cows [what year was this list? now in Roanoke Co VA, west of Boone's Mill (see Johann Diel Bohne) Kegley's list is presented in Burton as 1785 enumeration, copy sent by Mary Edith Marley, dated 1785 shows no stock.
    Mary Edith Marley
    Wilkes Genealogical Society Vol 29 No3 Fall 1995 p18
    Forty Four men were charged with misbehavior and Treason
    August of 1780 (stated in article, not in transcription, Botetourt County Virginia)
    Part 15 Treason Trial of Jeremiah Stover
    ...being guilty of treason against the Commonwealth do order him to receive 39 lashes.
    1781, 1783-1786 in Dist. 4, Capt. Joshua Martin's Dist. of Bedford Co (area now Floyd Co., VA). [another record for 1784?] Mary Edith Marley sends copy of Botetourt Co 1784 and 1785
    1784 Botetourt VA tax list [cked, ok]
    In 1785 he had 9 whites, 1 house, 1 other bldg. 
    1782 Bedford VA tax list  Jeremiah Stover 1 tithe
    1783 Wilkes NC land grant [Grantees index, Deed book F-1 p542, the page she copied had 1790, Charles Adams and James Jackson] could this be in area of Wilkes now Ashe Co NC?
    NC land records,
    April 1783 #608 100 acres on Rock Creek 
    1785  Botetourt VA tax list, Josuah Martin's dist, 9 in family [in same county, George Stauffer, 8 in family  but this may be incorrect- in Kegley the Neely list was dated 1782 or 3 and the above list undated. Burton may have been guessing on the 1785 date...
    1785 Jeremiah Stover consents, Franklin Co VA to mg of dau Catherine to Adam Rinehart (Marley also sends info on Rinehart family, "of Botetourt Co") 
    1787  Jeremiah & Jacob Stover on Tax List of Franklin Co., VA. One in Dist A and one in B. Tax list does not tell if they owned land, but presume they did. Jeremiah was person charged with the tax, no males 16-21, no slaves, 2 horses, 4 cows. Some of his neighbors were: Ages, Maxe, McVey, Meadows (2), Miller (3), Moody, Mountain, Radford, Richardson, Simes, Sloan, Smitch (5), Smith, Spangle, Stanton.
    1790: St. Astaph's District (Hillsborough) Orange Co NC 1790, Jeremiah Stoner with Peter Stoner [this district was reconstructed from tax lists, not necessarily a list of residents in 1790 research Jo White Linn shows Peter Stoner continues in Orange Co records] (Henry Stoner in Morgan dist, Burke Co, research Jo White Linn, the Stoner name continues in Burke records, no Stover NC State grants in Burke Co but could this be Henry Stover m 1799 Rutherford Co NC?)
    NC land records  
    1799 entries #609 50 acres on Roaring River at James Reynold's line
    #610 100 acres on Round Mountain Branch below the fauls
    #569 50 acres on Hunting Creek [1805 tax list for 230 acres of land]

Wilkes NC Road Orders:

  8 May 1801 road judge, neighbors Elmore, Jones, Adams, Vannoy, Foster, Mires sic [ck Mize], Meyers?  Butrom etc.
    5 Aug 1801 ALL Chambers, Staley, Souther, Shallowford Rd to widow Southers
    *** 2 Nov 1801 Lewis, Coots sic Hoots? Joshua Souther, Henry Souther, William Lunsford, and others to lay off rd from west end Presley Bussel's field into old rd below his house]
    1805 Records Search: Samuel E. Sebastian, Wilkes County, NC, Taxables, 1795-1805: p. 34. 1805. Capt. John Stanley's District: Jeremiam Stover: no polls, 230 A. 
    Evylene Canup sent recorded will and settlement [actually record of estate sale] copies- Kathy Staley says could not find record of settlement in NC Archives Raleigh, later found by Jo White Linn's researcher Jeremiah Stover will, dated 26 Nov 1807, proved Feb Term 1808 Wilkes Co Will Book 2 page 226 
    to my sons Jeremiah and John, if I have not divided my land as I thought I had in the Deed (Jo White Linn shows deed never recorded)
    ...two steers, two cows, two calves, ten head of hogs, pewter, bedding, furniture ... 13 still tubs & stands, corn, rye, wheat...coopers tools, farmers tools... land on Hunting Creek adjoining the other place...  witnesses: Henry Souther Jr., Wm. Lunsford, Ame Souther 
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Jeremiah Stover, Sr.'s Timeline

Botetourt, Virginia, United States
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Virginia, United States
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Botetourt, VA, USA
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Botetourt County, VA, USA
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Botetourt County, Virginia, United States