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Robert Poage

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: County Derry, Ulster, Ireland
Death: Died in Augusta County, Province of Virginia
Place of Burial: Fort Defiance, Augusta County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Poage and Margaret Poage (Mackie)
Husband of Elizabeth Poage and Elizabeth Poage (Preston)
Father of William Joseph Poage; George Poage; Sarah Gordon; John Poage, of Staunton; Martha Woods and 4 others
Brother of John Poage, of James River; Martha Poage and Seth Poage

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About Robert Poage

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There is no reliable source that provides information on his Irish parentage. All we seem to know is that he arrived around 1739 to Virginia from Ireland, and became a notable figure around Stanton, Augusta County, Virginia.

Three options have been proposed by users:

  • 1. Thomas Poage (1674 - 1760) & Mary Poage (Cochran) (deceased)
  • 2. ? Poague (deceased) & Jane Poague (Wakler) (deceased)
  • 3. Robert Poage (1666 - d.) & Margaret Poage (Mackie) (1670 - d.)

If a source (preferably primary, or at least one that cites a primary source) could be provided, that would be much appreciated.


Emigrant from Ireland, 1739-- Elder in Augusta Stone Church, 1740-- Justice first Commission of the Peace, Augusta County, 1745.

Robert's will:

per Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800:

Page 216.--20th 8ber, 1773. Robert Poack's will--To sons, John and Thomas, "My real estate, 260 acres, lying upon a branch of Linvel's Creek; to daughter, Martha Woods, 1 pistole; to sons, Robert, George, and William, 1 pistole; to daughters, Elizabeth Crawford, Margaret Robertson, 1 pistole. Executors, William Lewis and son John Poage. Teste: John Craig, Isabella Helena Craig, Charles Baskin. Proved, 16th March, 1774, by John Craig, Clerk, and Baskins. (No administration order.)

From his Find A Grave page:

Birth: 1700, Ireland

Death: 1774 - Augusta County, Virginia, USA

Taken from Inscriptions from Augusta Stone Church (oldest cemetery), Ft. Defiance, Augusta Co., Virginia, by Mrs. C. F. Rudolph, Washington, DC., 1953.

Immigrant from Ireland-1739. Elder in Augusta Stone church- 1740. Justice, First Commission of the Peace. Augusta County- 1745. Died in 1774. And to the memory of his wife Elizabeth Preston.

(Monument erected by J. G. Bishop, Nyack, NY, a descendant.)

Burial: Augusta Stone Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Fort Defiance, Augusta County, Virginia, USA

Created by: JMB

  • Record added: Sep 26, 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 59231465

Robert and Elizabeth settled in Augusta County, Virginia in 1734.

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Robert Poage's Timeline

County Derry, Ulster, Ireland
Age 23
County Derry, Ulster, Ireland
March 16, 1726
Age 26
County Derry, Ulster, Ireland
Age 28
County Derry, Ulster, Ireland
April 15, 1730
Age 30
County Derry, Ulster, Ireland
Age 32
County Derry, Ulster, Ireland
Age 35
County Derry, Ireland
Age 37
County Derry, Ulster, Ireland