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  • ID: I1181
  • Name: Kester W. Tune
  • Note: Middle initial "W" seen on the Halifax County, Virginia, General Index to Deeds, page 556.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1785 in near Meadville, Halifax County, Virginia, USA
  • Note: Birth year from census records and ages of siblings. Also Kester was not on the 1798 tax list which would have put his birth after 1777.
  • Event: Military 1812 War of 1812, Sixty-ninth Regiment, Virginia Militia, Halifax County, Captain Isaac Medley's Company
  • Event: Estate Inventory 27 OCT 1848 Halifax County, Virginia, USA
  • Note: Will Book 22, pages 230-231
  • Event: Estate Sale List 23 FEB 1852 Halifax County, Virginia, USA
  • Note:
    Halifax County, Virginia
    Will Book 23, page 429-430
    Final settlement of the estate recorded this date.
  • Death: BEF OCT 1848 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
  • Note:
    Halifax County, Virginia
    Personal Property Tax List A
    18 April 1810

    Kester Tune
    1, _, _, 1
    Tax - $0.12

    http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/FreeSample/CDR-000422/1810/1810PersonalA /35.pdf

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    1820 United States Federal Census
    Name: Kester Tune
    Home in 1820 (City, County, State):Meadsville, Halifax, Virginia
    Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:1
    Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44:1 (b. 1776-1794)

    Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:2
    Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:1

    Slaves - Males - 14 thru 25:1
    Slaves - Males - 26 thru 44:2
    Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:4
    Free White Persons - Under 16:2
    Free White Persons - Over 25:2
    Total Free White Persons:5
    Total Slaves:3
    Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:8
    Source Citation: Year: 1820; Census Place: Meadsville, Halifax, Virginia; Roll: M33_131; Page: 66; Image: 79(2 of 8 on ancestry.com)
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. 1820 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourth Census of the United States, 1820. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1820. M33, 142 rolls.

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    1830 United States Federal Census
    Name: Kester Tune
    Home in 1830 (City, County, State):Halifax, Virginia
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:1
    Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:1
    Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49:1 (b. 1781-1790)

    Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9:1
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14:1
    Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:1
    Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49:1

    Slaves - Males - Under 10:2
    Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23:2
    Slaves - Males - 36 thru 54:2
    Slaves - Females - Under 10:2
    Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23:1
    Slaves - Females - 36 thru 54:1
    Free White Persons - Under 20:4
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:3
    Total Free White Persons:7
    Total Slaves:10
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):1
    Source Citation: Year: 1830; Census Place: Halifax, Virginia; Roll: 192; Page: 442.
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. 1830 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifth Census of the United States, 1830. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1830. M19, 201 rolls.

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    1840 United States Federal Census
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1 (b. 1781-1790)

    Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1

    Slaves - Males - Under 10:2
    Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23:2
    Slaves - Males - 36 thru 54:1
    Slaves - Males - 55 thru 99:1

    Slaves - Females - Under 10:1
    Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23:2
    Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35:1
    Slaves - Females - 36 thru 54:1
    Persons Employed in Agriculture:7
    Free White Persons - Under 20:2
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:2
    Total Free White Persons:5
    Total Slaves:11
    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:16
    Source Citation: Year: 1840; Census Place: Halifax, Virginia; Roll: 560; Page: 82.
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. 1840 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1840. M704, 580 rolls.

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    Place-Bye Creek
    County-Halifax State-VA
    Type-stream Elevation-unknown
    USGS Quad-Vernon Hill Lat-36.852N Lon-79.043W

    Library of Virginia
    Microfilm Reel #35
    Halifax County, Virginia General Index to Deeds, 1752 - 1928, Grantee S-Z, page 282
    Property of Kester Tune
    24 April 1815-100 acres gifted from his father Travis Tune - Deed Book 25, page 257
    24 November 1817--100 acres on Bye Creek from John Tune - Deed Book 26, page 614
    29 February 1828--101 acres on Bye Creek from Lewis Tune & wife - Deed Book 35, page 363
    09 February 1836--100 acres on Bye Creek from Travis Tune Jr., wife & children - Deed Book 43, page 9
    29 November 1842--80 acres on Bye Creek from William King estate by Trust - Deed Book 48, page 230

    Records found at the Library of Virginia
    Reel #90--General Index to Order Books, 1752-1900, Plaintiffs, T, page 82

    Plaintiff: Tune, Kester
    Defendant/Remarks: Travis Tune
    Year: 1815
    Book: P 32, page 102
    Remarks: Deeds acknowledged

    Plaintiff: Tune, Kester
    Defendant/Remarks: Travis Tune (Jr.)
    Year: 1836
    Book: M 6A, page 190
    Remarks: Deed acknowledged

    Reel #98--General Index to Order Books, 1752-1900, Defendants, T, page 103

    Defendant: Tune, Kester
    Plaintiffs/Remarks: Tithes of Defts to work on rd
    Year: 1820
    Book: P 37, page 188
    Remarks: Armistead Barksdale Surveyor

    Reel #98--General Index to Order Books, 1752-1900, Defendants, T, page 104

    Defendant: Tune, Kester
    Plaintiffs/Remarks: Presentment for misdemeanor
    Year: 1832
    Book: CL 1, page 72
    Remarks: Report of Grand Jury

    Defendant: Tune, Kester
    Plaintiffs/Remarks: Commonwealth
    Year: 1832
    Book: CL 1, page 99
    Remarks: Case continued

    Defendant: Tune, Kester
    Plaintiffs/Remarks: Commonwealth
    Year: 1833
    Book: CL 1, page 120
    Remarks: Rule discharged

    Defendant: Tune, Kester
    Plaintiffs/Remarks: Surveyor in place of Elias P. Light
    Year: 1835
    Book: M 6, page 308
    Remarks: Appointed

    Defendant: Tune, Kester
    Plaintiffs/Remarks: Mary Lampkin
    Year: 1836
    Book: CL 1, page 397
    Remarks: Judgment rendered

    Defendant: Tune, Kester
    Plaintiffs/Remarks: Meadville Bridge to 4 Mile Notch
    Year: 1837
    Book: M 7, page 93
    Remarks: Surveyor assigned hands

    Defendant: Tune, Kester
    Plaintiffs/Remarks: In Re hands assigned to work on road
    Year: 1839
    Book: M 8, page 191
    Remarks: Surveyor

    Defendant: Tune, Kester
    Plaintiffs/Remarks: Hands assigned to work on road
    Year: 1841
    Book: M 9, page 116
    Remarks: Surveyor

    Defendant: Tune, Kester
    Plaintiffs/Remarks: Hands assigned to work on road
    Year: 1841
    Book: M 9, page 182
    Remarks: Surveyor

    Defendant: Tune, Kester
    Plaintiffs/Remarks: Hands assigned to work on road
    Year: 1841
    Book: M 9, page 205
    Remarks: Surveyor

    Defendant: Tune, Kester
    Plaintiffs/Remarks: To work on road
    Year: 1841
    Book: M 9, page 223
    Remarks: Claiborne B. Barksdale Surveyor

    Defendant: Tune, Kester
    Plaintiffs/Remarks: Hands assigned to work on road
    Year: 1842
    Book: M 9, page 264
    Remarks: Surveyor

    Defendant: Tune, Kester
    Plaintiffs/Remarks: Hands assigned to work on road
    Year: 1842
    Book: M 11, page 42
    Remarks: Surveyor

    Defendant: Tune, Kester
    Plaintiffs/Remarks: Presentment of Grand Jury
    Year: 1844
    Book: M 12, page 71
    Remarks: none

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    Virginia Genealogical Society
    PUBLICATIONS
    INDEX TO VIRGINIA ESTATES, 1800-1865
    Volume 5, counties of Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, Charlotte, Halifax, Pittsylvania, and the City of Lynchburg. xxvi+547 pp., cloth; (2004).
    ISBN 1-888192-34-8.
    Description: Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, Charlotte, HALIFAX, Pittsylvania, City of Lynchburg
    Author: Pippenger, Wesley E.
    Publisher: Virginia Genealogical Society
    Publish Location: Richmond, VA
    Publish Date: 2004

    REEL # NAME DOCUMENT DATE SOURCE
    45 Kester Tune Inventory 1849 WB 22: 230
    46 Kester Account 1852 WB 23: 429

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    Photocopies of documents on file....

    Halifax County, Virginia
    Will Book 22, pages 230-231

    27 October 1848
    Inventory & Appraisement of the property belonging to the estate of Kester Tune deceased made this 27th day of Oct. 1848
    Numerous items are listed on this inventory without a total dollar value stated

    At a Court held for Halifax County the 26th day of March 1849 the within written Inventory and Appraisement of the property belonging to the estate of Kester Tune was returned to Court and ordered to be recorded.
    Teste
    Wm. Holt C.H.C.

    Halifax County, Virginia
    Will Book 23, pages 429-430

    The Estate of Kester Tune...In account current with Josiah J. Crews Administrator

    Names mentioned in this account were:
    John Tune, A. Lacy, J. White, G. C. Avery, R. Ray, T. Collins, Wm. Barksdale, George Adams, W. Webb, White & Milner, James Vaden, R. W. Weatherford, Stephen Pucket, R. V. Barksdale, A. L. Peters, B. Owen, Robert Chappell, J. C. Walker, J. J. Crews, Mrs. Nancy Tune, John R. Tune, William K. Tune, Anthony B. Tune, Dudley Carr, George Avery

    To balance due Estate this day....$1350.05

    26 April 1851
    To balance due Estate this day....$1350.05
    504.00

    Halifax County to wit:
    Pursuant to an order of the County court of said County to me directed I have examined, stated and settled the account current of Josiah J. Crews adm. of Kester Tune decd. and find the said administrator indebted to the Estate of his intestate in the sum of Five Hundred & four Dollars this day, which will more fully appear by reference to the above statement submitted as a part of this report. Given under my hand this 26th day of April 1851.
    John A. McCraw, Comr.

    At a Court held for Halifax County the 26th day of January 1852 the within written acco. current of Josiah J. Crews admr. of Kester Tune decd. was returned to Court and ordered to be one term. And at another Court held for said County the 23rd day of February 1852 no exceptions being taken to the said account it was ordered to be recorded.
    Teste
    Wm. Holt, Clk

    ===
    Index Number: 1850-067
    Locality: Halifax County
    Plaintiff(s): John Tune
    Defendant(s): Dudley Carr & wife Elizabeth Tune Carr
    C.O.A.: Estate
    Topics: Property, Slaves
    23 October 1848 - Bill and Answers filed; 23 March 1850 final decree

    Heirs listed in the document:
    Nancy Tune, widow of Kester Tune, deceased; John Tune, Elizabeth Tune Carr, Martha Tune, wife of Anthony Tune & William Tune "infant who answers by William Holt his next friend".

    Names of slaves listed: Davey, Jourdan (boy), Silvey, Luke (boy), Timothy (boy), Peter (old man), Sophia (girl), Joshua, Glouster (boy), Paul (boy), Agness & child Allen, Jacob (boy), Jenny (girl), Alexander

    Source:
    http://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery

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    War of 1812
    Halifax County men served in the 69th and 84th Regiments.[6]
    6. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 98.

    page 99
    Captain Isaac Medley (69)
    July 5-20, 1813 August 29-December 1, 1814 [4th Virginia Militia - Greenhill]

    ===
    Photocopy of documents on file............
    Service of Kester Tune, private in the War of 1812, Sixty-ninth Regiment, Virginia Militia, Halifax County, Captain Isaac Medley's Company. Widow Nancy W. Phelps Tune sold these lands according to the documents.

    Land Patent Details
    Accession Nr: MW-0884-208
    Document Type: Military Warrant
    State: Iowa
    Issue Date: 7/2/1855
    Cancelled: No
    Names On Document
    Patentee: WILLINGHAM, WILLIAM W,
    Patentee: TUNE, NANCY,
    Warrantee: TUNE, KESTER
    Miscellaneous Information
    Land Office: Kanesville
    US Reservations: No
    Mineral Reservations: No
    Tribe: ---
    Militia: ---
    State In Favor Of:---
    Military Rank: ---
    Authority: September 28, 1850: ScripWarrant Act of 1850 (9 Stat. 520)

    Document Numbers Survey Information
    Document Nr: 75531 Total Acres: 40.
    Misc. Doc. Nr: --- Survey Date: ---
    BLM Serial Nr: --- Geographic Name: ---
    Indian Allot. Nr: --- Metes/Bounds: No

    Land Descriptions
    State Meridian Twp - Rng Aliquots Section County
    IA 5th PM 079N - 043W NWNE 30 Harrison

    Land Patent Details
    Accession Nr: MW-0084-215
    Document Type: Military Warrant
    State: Minnesota
    Issue Date: 8/18/1858
    Cancelled: No
    Names On Document
    PatenteeYUILLE, ALEXANDER,
    PatenteeTUNE, NANCY W,
    WarranteeTUNE, KESTER W

    Miscellaneous Information
    Land Office: Stillwater
    US Reservations: No
    Mineral Reservations: No
    Tribe: ---
    Militia: ---
    State In Favor Of: ---
    Military Rank: ---
    Authority: March 3, 1855: ScripWarrant Act of 1855 (10 Stat. 701)

    Document Numbers Survey Information
    Document Nr: 62725 Total Acres: 120.
    Misc. Doc. Nr: --- Survey Date: ---
    BLM Serial Nr: --- Geographic Name: ---
    Indian Allot. Nr: --- Metes/Bounds: No

    Land Descriptions
    State Meridian Twp - Rng Aliquots Section County
    MN 4th PM - 1831 MN/WI 041N - 020W NENE 22 Pine
    MN 4th PM - 1831 MN/WI 041N - 020W SSE 15 Pine

    http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx
  • Note:
    This is the will of Thomas Tune, grandfather of this Kester Tune(son of James Travis Tune)

    Will of Thomas Tune written in Richmond County on February 30,(sic) 1762 and proven on March 6, 1769 names sons Travers and Kester and daughters Elizabeth (Tune) Davis, Sarah (Tune) Milner and Ann (Tune) Barnes. (Son Thomas is not named and presumed deceased.)

    Richmond County, Virginia Wills 1699-1800, by Robert Headley, Jr., page135

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    1820 United States Federal Census
    about Kester Tune
    Name: Kester Tune
    Township: Meadsville
    County: Halifax
    State: Virginia
    Free White Males
    Age 16-26(born 1794-1804)---1
    Age 26-45(born 1775-1794)---1.....self, Kester Tune
    Free White Females
    Age 0-10(born 1810-1820)---2
    Age 26-45(born 1775-1794)---1....wife, Nancy Phelps Tune
    Source Citation: Year: 1820; Census Place: Meadsville, Halifax, Virginia; Roll: M33_131; Page: 66; Image: 79(2 of 8 on ancestry.com)
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. 1820 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourth Census of the United States, 1820. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1820. M33, 142 rolls.

    1830 United States Federal Census
    about Kester Tune
    Name: Kester Tune
    County: Halifax
    State: Virginia
    Number of persons in household:
    Free White Males
    Age 40-50---1(born 1780-1790)
    Age 5-10---1(born 1820-1825)
    age <5---1(born 1825-1830)
    Free White Females
    Age 40-50---1(born 1780-1790)
    Age 30-40---1( born 1790-1800)
    Age 10-15---1(age 1815-1820)
    Age 5-10---1(age 1820-1825)
    Source Citation: Year: 1830; Census Place: Halifax, Virginia; Roll: 192; Page: 442.
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. 1830 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifth Census of the United States, 1830. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1830. M19, 201 rolls.

    1840 United States Federal Census
    about Kester Tune
    Name: Kester Tune
    Township: South District
    County: Halifax
    State: Virginia
    Number of persons in household:
    Free White Males
    Age 50-60---1( born 1780-1790)
    Age 20-30---1(born 1810-1820)
    Age15-20---1(born 1820-1830)
    Age 10-15---1(born 1825-1830)
    Free White Females
    Age 40-50---1(born 1790-1800)
    Source Citation: Year: 1840; Census Place: Halifax, Virginia; Roll: 560; Page: 82.
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. 1840 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1840. M704, 580 rolls.

    "Index to Virginia Estates 1800-1865, Volume 5" by Pippinger, Wesley E.
    Description: Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, Charlotte, HALIFAX, Pittsylvania, City of Lynchburg

    REEL # NAME DOCUMENT DATE SOURCE
    45 Kester Tune Inventory 1849 WB 22: 230
    46 Kester Account 1852 WB 23: 429




    Father: Traverse Tune Sr. b: 15 FEB 1731/32 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond (Old Rappahannock) County, Virginia, USA
    Mother: Frances Maiden Unknown b: BET 1744 AND 1752 in presumed in Virginia Colony

    Marriage 1 Nancy W. Phelps b: ABT 1795 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
    • Married: 22 JAN 1813 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
    • Note:
      Record of marriage license found in Halifax County, Virginia Book 1 Page 83, but apparently the it was not returned to the Halifax County Courthouse for recording, as no copy was found there.
      ===
      Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850
      about NANCY PHELPS
      Groom Name: KESTER TUNE
      Bride Name: NANCY PHELPS
      Marriage Date: 22 Jan 1813
      County: Halifax
      State: Virginia
      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: Dodd, Jordan R., et al.. Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850. Bountiful, UT, USA: Precision Indexing Publishers.
    Children
    1. Has Children Elizabeth B. Tune b: ABT 1816 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
    2. Has Children Martha J. Tune b: ABT 1820 in Virginia, USA
    3. Has Children John Robert Tune b: 12 JUL 1824 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
    4. Has Children William Kester Tune b: ABT 1828 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
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