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  • ID: I1284
  • Name: Peter VARDEMAN
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1735 in Goochland Co., VA
  • Note:
    URL (Click on link) http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=947&last=&g_p=P33&collection=LO Patent
    Title Vardeman, Willm.
    Publication 26 September 1760.
    Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
    Related See also the following surname(s): Verdiman.
    Note Location: Bedford County.
    Description: 225 acres on both sides of Mobberlys Branch a north branch of Stanton River.
    Source: Land Office Patents No. 33, 1756-1761 (v.1, 2, 3 & 4 p.1-1095), p. 947 (Reel 31-32).
    Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.


    URL (Click on link) http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=1132&last=&g_p=P19&collection=LO Patent
    Title Echoles, Joseph.
    Publication 20 August 1741.
    Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
    Note Location: Brunswick County.
    Description: 74 acres on the north side of Staunton River.
    Source: Land Office Patents No. 19, 1739-1741, p. 1132 (Reel 17).
    Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
    Subject - Personal Echoles, Joseph. grantee.

    http://www.vagenweb.org/bedford/bedf-m_e.htm
    Jul. 11, 1761; Jacob Eckols & Mary Cagel; Peter Nerdeman, Surety

    URL (Click on link) http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=870&last=&g_p=P34&collection=LO Patent
    Title Eckols, Joseph, Jr.
    Publication 14 February 1761.
    Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
    Note Location: Halifax County.
    Description: 13 acres being an island in Stanton River near the mouth of Buffalo Creek.
    Source: Land Office Patents No. 34, 1756-1765, p. 870 (Reel 33-34).


    Bedford Co. VA Deed Book 33, p. 915, 7 Aug 1761
    Peter Vardeman, 285 acs. Bedford Co. on the North side of Staunton Riv and on both sides of Pretty Creek, beginning on the said Riv. (below the Mouth of Pretty's Cr) in the West fork of Pretty Cr. adj. Eckhols.

    Title Vardeman, Peter.
    Publication 7 August 1761.
    Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
    Related See also the following surname(s): Verdiman.
    Note Location: Bedford County.
    Description: 285 acres on the north side of Stanton River, and on both sides of Pretty Creek.
    Source: Land Office Patents No. 34, 1756-1765, p. 915 (Reel 33-34).
    Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
    Subject - Personal Vardeman, Peter. grantee.
    Subject - Topical Land titles. -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Bedford County
    Subject -Geographic Bedford County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.
    Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia -- Bedford County.
    Added Entry Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.
    Library of Virginia. Archives.

    URL (Click on link) http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=68&last=&g_p=P35&collection=LO Patent
    Title Verdiman, Willm.
    Publication 25 September 1762.
    Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
    Related See also the following surname(s): Vardeman.
    Note Location: Bedford County.
    Description: 195 acres on the east side of Plumbtree Branch (a north branch of Stanton River).
    Source: Land Office Patents No. 35, 1762-1764 (v.1 & 2 p.1-556), p. 68 (Reel 35).


    Peter sold this tract in 1769 and moved to the Pigg River area.

    (Gayle Austin PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEED BOOKS 1, 2, AND 3 [Easley, SC: Southern Historican Press] p. 32 (FHL 975.5665 R2p)
    Pittsylvania Co., VA - 1769
    DB 1-305 Wm Cook & Margaret his wife to Peter Vardeman - t0 [oops!] acres on both sides Pig River (24 Aug 1769)

    Surveys recorded June 23, 1769 on page 531, 532 of Pittsylvania Co., VA Deed Book 1, on Pigg River.
    Peter Vardiman 30
    Robert Hill 212
    Saberet Choate 30
    Augustin Choate 129 on Doe Creek of Pigg River
    Thomas Jones 310 on draughs of Pigg River
    Richard Choate 50 on the Waters of Pigg River
    Joseph Bird 240 on Pigg River
    William Graham 250 on Pigg River, 270 on first fork of Snow Creek, 299 on waters of Sandy Crk.

    1774 List of Titheables taken by Hugh Innes for Pittsylvania Co.
    Petere Vandimen and negro Pat 2

    Henry Co. VA Order Book 1, February 17, 1777
    A deed from Wm. Cook to Peter Vardeman ack'd and O.R.

    Henry Co. VA Deed Book 1, p. 13-15, Feb 17, 1777
    William Cook to Peter Vardeman, 20 ac on Pigg River. Witness: John Dickenson (who m. Isabella Woods)
    Note: William Cooke owned property on the N. Fork of the Pig, adj. Stephen Rentfro

    Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 9, p. 17. A List of persons who hath taken the Oath of Allegiance before Edmund Lyne, Esq., Aug. 30, 1777
    Peter Vardeman

    1778-1780 Tax Lists of Henry Co., VA by Lela C. Adams
    1778--last pages are torn and lost
    1779 Vardeman, Peter

    Henry Co. VA Order Book 1
    May 18, 1778 - James Shelton (foreman), John Cameron, Robert Perryman, Samuel Allen, John Parr, Jesse Chandler, Tully Choice, Jr., John Richardson, Jr., Peter Vardeman, Mathew Small, David Chadwell, James Anthony, Ambrose Jones, Thomas Stockdon, James Standefore and John Jones are sworn in as a Grand Jury of Inquest. Pg 33
    April 22, 1779 - Thomas Haile is appointed Captain of the militia, in place of Peter Vardeman who resigned; Thomas Jones, 1st Lieutenant; Joseph Jones, 2nd Lieutenant and John Murphy, Ensign. Pg 64

    Henry Co. VA Deed Book 1
    p. 180, Nov. 5, 1778 James Rentfro to John Rentfro for sum of 300 pounds, 300 ac on both sides Pigg River. Wit: Peter Vardiman, Isaac Barton, Darby Ryan
    p. 267, July 22, 1779. Peter Vardeman to Daniel Spangler, for sum of 100 pounds, 65 ac on both sides of Pigg River. Wit: James Cowden, Thomas Hale, John Turner, William Cook, Henry X Barksdeal.
    p. 342. List of Surveys. Peter Vardeman, S. Side Pigg River

    Note: Daniel Spangler is on page 17 of the 1782 Henry Co. VA PP Tax List. In order of appearance:
    Rentfro, John
    Walker, Joel
    Rentfro, William
    Layne, Caty
    Furpen, Margaret
    McCoy, Walter
    Boyd, William
    SPANGLER, Daniel
    Copland, Richard
    Go? Thomas
    Ingram, James
    Bowling, James
    Burks, Rowland

    Peter left the area for Kentucky by 1780.


    This Peter married Prudence (maiden name unknown) ca 1760-65. He stayed in the Bedford-Pittsylvania-Henry County area of Virginia until ca 1780 when he, too, moved to Kentucky where he lived out his life, dying ca 1808-11.


    Note: "Robert" Vardeman is proven by Jack Vardeman, to actually to be Peter.

    Isaiah Willis is appted surveyor of the road from Hatchett Run to Wm. Ferguson plantation on Pigg River in the room of William Standifer
    _______________________

    William Vardeman Sr. and the rest of the Vardeman family, left Pittsylvania for Craven Co., SC by 1766,
    with the exception of Peter.

    Peter Vardeman was the last Vardeman in Henry County, VA, to leave the area in
    1779-80. At the time, he was located near the fork of Hatchet Run and the Pigg
    River. He sold his tract to Daniel Spangler, (who shows in the 1782 Henry Co.
    VA PP Tax List, page 17, close to the Rentfro's, William Boyd and Richard
    Copland.)

    Lunenburg Co. VA Road Orders by Paulette
    2 November 1762, Page 138
    Edmund Toombs is appointed Surveyor of the Road from Phillip Jones.s Path into the
    same Road, and it is ordered that William Baily, William Roulet, James Shelton, Phillip
    Jones, Robert Worsham, Daniel Handkins, Michael Gill and John Mitchell William
    Hatchet, John Hatchet David Roberts, James Foster and John Haney and William Fosters
    hands do assist in clearing the new Road --

    Samuel Bird, on the other hand, had purchased a land tract in 1772 on Reedy
    Creek and moved there about then. During that 7 year period, he was living near Morrowbone Creek, which was a branch of the Irvin (Smith) River. I know this from the following:

    Henry Co. VA Order Book 2
    June 15, 1778 Court. John Heard, Samuel Byrd, Thomas Jamison (--this Thomas
    Jamison had a land grant in 1774 on the Morrowbone) and Henry Harris or any 3,
    appointed to view a road from about a mile below Gordens Quarters across COLES
    Road.

    Feb. 17, 1777 Land records, Deed from William Cook to Peter Vardeman (Peter Vardeman
    I, son of Old William Vardeman I & Margaret Vardeman) both of Henry
    County, Virginia, 20 acres on both sides of Pig Creek, being part of 210 acres
    where upon said William Cook now lives. It follows Pigg River to mouth of
    Hatchets Run. Witness: John Dickenson. A deed from Wm. Cook to Peter
    Vardeman ack'd and O.R.
    Source: Abstracts of Henry County, Virginia, Book I, page 13-15.
    Source: Complete Index and Abstract of the Henry County Virginia Order
    Books #1 and #2 (1777 1782), p. 5, Charles P. Blunt IV

    Feb 1788
    p. 196 Benj. Cook is appointed Surv of the road that goes from Franklin Courthouse by William Jamisons coming past the place where the old meeting house stood to the Pigg River Road...Owen Hunt is appted surveyor of the road that goes to Henry Courthouse to William Jamisons...William Jamison is appted Survyr of the road from his house to Chestnut Creek

    In 1782 Henry Co. VA PP Tax List, William Boyd is next to Daniel Spangler. Peter Vardeman sold his land to Daniel Spangler in 1779. This is the "Widow's Ridge" area (See William Vardeman)

    URL (Click on link) http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=65&last=&g_p=PA&collection=LO Grant
    Title Spangleg, Daniel.
    Publication 20 October 1779.
    Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-.
    Note Location: Henry County.
    Description: 197 acres on the south side of Pigg River adjoining William Cook.
    Source: Land Office Grants A, 1779-1780 (v.1 & 2 p.1-685), p. 65 (Reel 42).
    Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
    Subject - Personal Spangleg, Daniel. grantee.
    Cook, William.

    Aug. 26, 1779 Land records, Peter Vardeman, of the county of Henry to Daniel Spangle
    for the sum of one hundred pounds land on both sides of Pigg River being 65
    acres more or less on the north side .. to Hatchett Run .. on the north side of the
    River of Phipses Patent or tract.
    Peter Vardeman (Peter Vardeman I)
    Wit: James Cowden, Thomas Hale, William Cook, John Turner, Henry Barksdale (X)
    Source: Henry County, Virginia Deed Books I & II 17 February 1776 through
    22 July 1784


    Henry Co. VA Deed Book 2, p. 239, Sept 26, 1782
    Walter King Cole to John Rowland for 15 pounds, 75 acres on the south side of
    Smith's River bounded...Walter King Cole's corner Marrowbone tract joining the
    lines of James MEREDITH and Brice Martin and John Alexander.

    Lunenburg Co. VA Road Orders
    Note: 6 February 1753 N. S., Page 447
    Robert WOODS is appointed Surveyor of the Road leading from Coles Road to Little
    RONOKE Bridge Near CLEMENT READS, And it is Ordered that he, together the following
    male Labouring Tithable Persons, to wit, those of the Widow Gwin, Osborne Keeling,
    Abraham Lunderman, John Lee, John Mount, Richard Treadway, SAMUEL JOHNSON,
    William JOHNSON, Daniel Humphris, John Austin & his sons, James Mc.Glaughlin,
    Wilson Matox, John Atkins & his sons, Marmaduke Stanfield, & William Stanfield &
    their Hands, William Covington & his, Stephen Collins & his, And John COOKE do forth
    with Clear and keep the same in Repair According to Law.

    A Bird/Vardeman marriage between the years of 1772 and 1779, when Samuel Bird
    was on Smith's River, and Peter on the Pigg, would not be possible,
    either,--because any daughter of Peter's would be no older than 10 years,
    in 1770--about the time that Samuel's brother John married.
    That's why I have pushed the Bird/Vardeman connection back in time to the
    1740's, when James Bird (Samuel's father) was living near the Orange Co. and
    Louisa Co. VA line, not far from Vardeman's Thoroughfare.

    James Meredith's (m. Mildred Bagby) will, witnessed by:
    Plesent W. Meredith
    Wm. Cook
    Keziah Cook
    1796, February 2, p. 88: 2; Rec. Aug Court 1796. Book 3, p. 21A



    NOTE: Phillip Cook m. Jane Meredith Dec 20, 1790 in Surry Co., VA.
    http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hallowell&id=I22603
    William Cook b. abt. 1733 m. Keziah Burch. William Cook at Feb CT of 1783 to sell 460 acres on the SS of the Yadkin River to John Brewer (he evidentially had got it earlier from the state of NC
    1788, February 5, page 257 Nathaniel Woodruff to William Cook, 200 pounds, 200 acres South side Yadkin River below Joseph Woodruff (now John Allen). Witnesses William Meredith, David Riggs, Jabez Harvis . Signed Nathaniel Woodruff.


    NC State Library and Archives, CR092.508.58, Estate Records, Surry Co., NC, Folder: William Ridge (1785)NC State Library and Archives. Rowan County, North Carolina, Guardianship Bonds 1788-1814 Parts 1-4Revolutionary War Service Pension Application S4194 of Thomas McGee, 1833 Humphrey Co., TN will written 27 April 1801 proved Surry Co NC William Cook Jr. executor to my son Samuel one half of the home place and negroes John and Tom to my daughter Elizabeth my slave Rachel to daughter Frances my slave Berry to my oldest daughter Mary my slave Suzy to her and after her to Mary's three daughters Nancy Martin, Polly Martin and Elizabeth Shores to my son Benjamin 10 L to my son David 10L to my children John Cook, William Cook, Hannah Meredith, Elizabeth Cook, Sarah Jones Frances Cook , Keziah De Jernette and my wife Keziah proved August Ct 1801Surry co N. C. Notice he did not mention Winnefred.

    Henry Co. VA Deed book 5, p. 131, 29 Sept. 1794
    John Burch appts. William Stone my attorney to receive a debt due from John Biswell, Senr., John Biswell, Jr. and John Gover of Kentucky due from 21 March 1784 with interest. Wit: Samuel Bird, Thomas Dickerson.

    NOTE: John Burch, brother to Keziah Burch who m. William Cook. William Cook's dau. married Peter Vardeman?. Samuel Bird, son of Elizabeth Vardeman, sister of Peter Vardeman, m. Mary Meredith, dau of James Meredith Sr. (m. L. Bunch). William Cook (and Jonathan Haines) was guardian of William Ridge's orphan children.

    Henry Co. VA Deed Book 6, p. 196, 25 Nov 1799
    William Dunn of Henry Co. to John Hammonds of same...Leatherwood Crk...
    Signed, William Dunn, Mary Dunn
    Wit: Philip Connor, Henry Smith, Milly Bird

    William Dunn was married to Bathsheba Cook, dau. of William and Margaret, who lived on Hatchet Run. Mary a second wife?
    William Cook who m. Keziah Crutcher is son of William Cook.


    1801, April 27 Note: Cook & Haines' Guardian ) Bonds not copied at large ) JW CC References Cited
    NC State Library and Archives, CR092.508.58, Estate Records, Surry Co., NC, Folder: William Ridge (1785)NC State Library and Archives. Rowan County, North Carolina, Guardianship Bonds 1788-1814 Parts 1-4Revolutionary War Service Pension Application S4194 of Thomas McGee, 1833 Humphrey Co., TN will written 27 April 1801 proved Surry Co NC William Cook Jr. executor to my son Samuel one half of the home place and negroes John and Tom to my daughter Elizabeth my slave Rachel to daughter Frances my slave Berry to my oldest daughter Mary my slave Suzy to her and after her to Mary's three daughters Nancy Martin, Polly Martin and Elizabeth Shores to my son Benjamin 10 L to my son David 10L to my children John Cook, William Cook, Hannah Meredith, Elizabeth Cook, Sarah Jones Frances Cook , Keziah De Jernette and my wife Keziah proved August Ct 1801Surry co N. C. Notice he did not mention Winnefred.










    Father: William VARDEMAN b: 1698 in Germany or Sweden
    Mother: Magdelina PETERSON b: 1702

    Marriage 1 PRUDENCE
    • Married: BEF 1769 in Bedford Co., VA

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