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    Samuel Doak, Sr. (Immigrant)

    Male Abt 1716 - Bef 1772  (~ 56 years)


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    • Name Samuel Doak 
      Suffix Sr. (Immigrant) 
      Born Abt 1716  Ballynure, Co Antrim, Ulster, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Gender Male 
      Property 24 Sep 1741  Beverley Manor, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
      647 acres 
      • A deed was made to him by William BEVERLY, owner of Beverly
        Manor, Sep. 23, 1741.

        Samuel Doak (Beverley Manor SW, 647 acres, 1741, adjoining land of John Doak (no date or acres listed) and David Doak (100 acres acquired in 1765) and Samuel and David Doak (220 acres acquired in 1806). Samuel Doak was the brother of David Doak, listed above and son of Samuel Doak, Sr. (b. abt. 1670, Ulster, Ireland) and his wife Elizabeth.

        http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Early_Settlers_of_Augusta_County,_Virginia_-_Surnames_A-E

      Property Abt 1746  Beverley Manor, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
      • Apr 1806 Augusta County, Virginia
        Volume 2, CIRCUIT COURT RECORDS, SECTION "I." JUDGMENTS. page 32 - April 1806

        Peter R. Beverley vs. John Doake--Deposition of Thomas Mitchell, 14th October, 1805, aged 73, says: Samuel Doak lived on the land in dispute upwards of sixty years ago and John has lived on it ever since Sam's death. Deposition of Hugh Fulton, 14th October, 1805, aged 77, says: He was acquainted with Samuel, father of John.
        (60 years ago from 1805 is 1746)
      Other-Begin 17 Apr 1746  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
      • Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia
        Volume I
        COUNTY COURT JUDGEMENTS
        AUGUSTA COUNTY.

        Patrick Hays vs. Samuel Doak.--Defendant brother of John Doak.
        17th April, 1746.

        http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~chalkley/volume_1/judge292.htm

        note: who's who:
        Patrick Hays, prob father of Patrick Hays who
        married Jean Brown.
        Jean Brown's bro Wm Brown
        m Jane Doak (b 1741)
        Jane Doak (c1741) d/o Samuel Doak c1716 & Jean Mitchell (c1717)
        Samuel Doak c1716 brother of John Doak (c1703)
        sons of James Samuel Doak & Elizabeth and
        brothers of Ann* Doak, wife of George* Breckenridge.
        ~ss
      Property Abt 1750  Beverley Manor, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
      • After Thomas Mitchell's death, his widow, Eleanor, and her children moved to Augusta County, Virginia. Jane had married Samuel Doak and her sister Mary had married John Tate. John, their brother, took up land next to Samuel and Jane Doak. Eleanor had land joining John and wife, Mary Mitchell Tate. Martha Mitchell had a farm near by. The farms listed above were all in the Beverly Patent that joined the Borden Tract where Houston had his farm.
        http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rarichar&id=I4975
      Other-Begin 28 Nov 1750  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
      • will of John Greer, brother in law, proved 28 Nov 1750. John Mitchell and Samuel Doage (Doak) were named guardians of his children, Rebecca, Alexander, Martha, and Mary, with surety Francis Beatey, 24 Aug 1752.
        http://jliptrap.us/gen/mitchelltate.htm
      Died Bef 19 May 1772  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Will 19 May 1772  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
      • Will dated 5 November 1771; proved 19 May 1772; appraised 10 June 1772; identifies David as oldest son. Executors: wife Jane, son David, son-in-law Wm. Brown. Brother-in-law John Finley and John Tate to advise executors.

        Will Abstract of Samuel Doak Dated November 5, 1771; Proved May 19, 1772; Appraised June 10, 1772 in Augusta Co Va Court To wife, Jane; to daughter, Elinor, unmarried; to wife, to have disposal of all household furniture at her pleasure to her three daughters, Elinor, Mary, Isobel; to son John, to oldest son, David, plantation at headwaters of Rockfish in Amherst; to son John, plantation testator lives on; to son, Robert, tract testator formerly lived on in Rockfish, Joining Capt. Crawford; daughters, Jane and Elizabeth; executors, wife Jane, son David, son-in-law William Brown, Brother-in-law John Finley and John Tate to advise executors.
        Teste: John and James Mitchell, William Tate, John Tate, Jr. Proved: May 19, 1772 by James Mitchell and the Tates.
        David Doak qualifies with John Tate and Nathaniel Steel.

        http://tinasreflections.com/getperson.php?personID=I487&tree=tree1

        --
        Augusta County, Virginia - Will Book 4, Pgs 497-500


        In the name of God Amen the fifth day of November 1771 I Samuel Doack of the Colony of Virginia and County of Augusta farmer being very frail and Weak in body but of Perfect mind and memory thanks be Given unto God therefore Calling unto mind the mortality of my Body & knowing that it is Appointed for all men once to die do make & Ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to say Principally & first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my Body I recommend to the earth to buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors & as touching such Worldly estate wherewith it Pleased God to bless me in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following Manner & form First I allow all my lawful debts to be Paid off the whole of my Personal Estate also I give and Bequeath to Jane my Dearly beloved wife (during her life time) the half of the land I now live on together with the half of all the Convenences thereunto belonging if she remains unmarried (except the Grass of one Acre & half in the upper Meadow which I bequeath to my Daughter Elinor while single) my Wife is likewise to have the disposal of all the household furniture at her Pleasure to her three Daughters Viz Elinor, Mary & Isabel she is also to have the Care of the Children except she Marry and then my son John is to have the Care of them and Likewise her half of the land and Conveneances to become his Property also I give & bequeath to my oldest son David the Plantation he now lives on as Robert Doack laid it off except a Part I have marked by a Straight line from a black oak and a hiccory at the east road to a hiccory & black oak at the Falling hill also the Creatures he now Possesses That I first Gave him are to be his Property also I give and bequeath to my son Samuel my Upper Plantation at the head Waters of Rock fish in Amherst County Joining lines with the land formerly Colo Henrys also a horse Colt come of a Mare Called Bess also I give and bequeath to my son John the Plantation I now live on I also allow my Negro Man Mick to be Continued on old Place between my Wife and my son John also I give and Bequeath the Plantation I did live on in Rockfish Joining the land formerly Capt Crawfords to my son Robert also I allow him the Still in case he die without a lawfull Issue the said Still is to be between my son David & John to stand where she does now I also allow my son David & John to furnish my son Robert with Plow Irons & tackling for the same when he Pleases to Call for them also I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elinor the Mare Called Banistre likewise a black Cow & Calf Marked with a crop off the left ear and a slit in the right also one ewe and a lamb with a Yearling sheep Marked as above & the remaining part of my Personal estate is to be equally divided Amongst my Wife and sons John and Robert and Daughters Elinor Mary and Isabell at their several Partings I also allow if John or Robert die without a lawfull Issue that the surviver may take his choise of the too Plantations the other Plantation to be sold and equally divided Amongst my daughters whether Married or unmarried also I bequeath to my daughters Jane and Elizabeth Six Shillings apiece I also allow my sons David and John to Give my son Robert one half Year Schooling and if my Daughter Elinor die unmarried or Makeing a Will I allow her affects to be equally divided Amongst her four Sisters I Constitute make and Ordain my Well beloved Wife Jane & my son David and Son in law William Brown my sole Executrix and Executors and my very good Brother in law[s] John Finley and John Tate to give their Advice if need be I do hereby utterly disallow revoke & disanul all & every other former Testaments Wills legacies bequethments and Executors named by me in any ways beforenamed Willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this & no other to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Day and Year first above Mentioned
        Signed Sealed Published Pronounced his
        & Delivered by the said Samuel Doack Samuel Sm Doack /SS/
        as his last Will and Testament in the mark
        Presence of us the Subscribers
        John Mitchel, Jas Mitchel, John Tate Jr, William Tate


        At a Court held for Augusta County May the 19th 1772 This last Will and Testament of Samuel Doak dec'ed was Proved by the Oaths of James Mitchell John Tate Junior & William Tate three of the Witnesses thereto and Ordered to be Recorded and on the motion of David Doack one of the Executors therein named who made oath According to law Certificate is Granted him for Obtaining a Probate thereof in due form he haveing with Securitys entered into and Acknowledged their Bond According to Law
        Test

        Know all men by the Presents that we David Doack John Tate and Nathaniel Steel are held and firmly bound unto James Lockart John Poage Abraham Smith Samuel McDowell Justices in the Commission of the Peace for Augusta County for and in behalf of the Justices of the said County and their Successors in the sum of five Hundred Pounds to be Paid to the said Justices and their Successors which Payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves and each of us our and every of our heirs Executors and Administrators Jointly & Severally firmly by these Presents Sealed with our seals and dated this 19th day of May 1772

        The Condition of this Obligation is such that if the above bound David Doack Executor of the last Will & Testament of Samuel Doack dec'ed do make or cause to be made a true & Perfect Inventory of all and Singular the Goods Chattles & Credits of the said dec'ed which have or shall come to the hands Possession or Knowledge of him the said David Doack or into the hands or Possession of any other Person or Personages him and the same so made do exhibit or Cause to be exhibited into the County Court of Augusta at such time as he shall be thereunto required by the said Court & the same Goods Chattles and Credits and all other the Goods Chattles & Credits of the sd dec'ed which at any time after shall come to the hands or Possession of the said Samuel Doack or into the hands or Possession of any other Person or Persons for her [sic] do well & truly Administer According to law and further do make a Just and true Account of her [sic] Actings and doings therein when thereto required by the said Court and also do well & truly Pay & deliver all legacies Contained & Specified in the said Testament as far as the said Goods Chattls & Credits will thereunto extend According to the Value thereof as the law shall Charge then this Obligation to be Void otherwise to remain in full force & Virtue
        Sealed & Delivered David Doack /SS/
        in the Presence of John Tate /SS/
        Nathaniel Steel /SS/
        At a Court held for Augusta County May the 19th 1772 David Doack with John Tate & Nathaniel Steel his Securitys Acknowledged this their Bond & Ordered to be recorded


        "The Doak connection"
        Elaine M D Fred Doak
        via Ralph Doak
      Will 10 Jun 1772  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
      probate 
      • Name: James Mitchell
        Date: 10 Jun 1772
        Location: Augusta Co., VA
        Notes: This probate record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.
        Remarks: Saml. Doack's estate appraised by John Ward, James Mitchell, James Meteer.
        Description: Appraiser
        Book: WB4-520
      Research Notes 26 May 2013 
      death date? 
      • Settlers of Augusta County state David and Samuel, brothers, acquired acres in 1806 and is brother of Samuel who acquired land in 1741; and they were both sons of Samuel Doak, the Immigrant. So how is Samuel and David with the wills the same Samuel and David?

        David Doak (Beverley Manor SW, 100 acres, 1755, adjoining 300 acre tract acquired earlier in February 1746 from George & Robert Breckenridge and also adjoining tract of Samuel Doak (647 acres, 1741) and Samuel and David Doak (220 acres acquired in 1806). (b. bet. 1705-1710, Ireland, d. 2 Oct. 1787, Montgomery County, VA), brother of Samuel Doak, listed below, and son of Samuel Doak, Sr. (b. abt. 1670, Ulster, Ireland) and his wife Elizabeth.

        Samuel Doak (Beverley Manor SW, 647 acres, 1741, adjoining land of John Doak (no date or acres listed) and David Doak (100 acres acquired in 1765) and Samuel and David Doak (220 acres acquired in 1806). Samuel Doak was the brother of David Doak, listed above and son of Samuel Doak, Sr. (b. abt. 1670, Ulster, Ireland) and his wife Elizabeth.

        http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Early_Settlers_of_Augusta_County,_Virginia_-_Surnames_A-E
      Person ID I342  Roots
      Last Modified 13 Jun 2014 

      Father Robert* Doak, (immigrant),   b. Abt 1670, Ballynure, Co Antrim, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1753, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
      Mother Margaret* (..) Doak,   b. Abt 1690, Co Derry, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1741, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
      Married Abt 1706  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Family ID F149  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Jean (America Jane) Mitchell, (immigrant),   b. Abt 1717, Ulster, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1772, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
      Married Abt 1738  Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Children 
       1. Eleanor Doak,   b. 1739, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1834, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
      +2. David Doak, Sr.,   b. Bef 9 Dec 1740, Fishersville, Tinkling Spring, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1802, Fishersville, Tinkling Spring, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
      +3. John Doak,   b. Abt 1742,   d. Bef 23 Jun 1806, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
      +4. Jane (Jean) Doak,   b. 1741, Augusta, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1809, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
      +5. Elizabeth Thankful Doak,   b. Bef 14 May 1747, Fishersville, Tinkling Spring, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1848, Johnson City, Sullivan Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 101 years)
      +6. Samuel Doak, Sr., D.D.,   b. 1 Aug 1749, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1830, Bethel, Washington Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
       7. Eleanor Doak,   b. Abt 1751, Augusta Co, Virginia (prob) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1760  (Age ~ 10 years)
       8. Isabel Doak,   b. Between 1753 and 1766, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1771, of, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 19 years)
      +9. Robert Doak, (wives?),   b. 1756, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1832, Greenville, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
       10. Mary Doak,   b. Abt 1755, Augusta Co, Virginia (prob) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 19 Apr 1835, Rutherford Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
      +11. Mary Nancy Doak, (not proven as wife),   b. Abt 1730, Greenville, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1833, Guilford Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 103 years)
      Last Modified 20 Feb 2013 
      Family ID F158  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Event Map
      Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1716 - Ballynure, Co Antrim, Ulster, Northern Ireland Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsProperty - 647 acres - 24 Sep 1741 - Beverley Manor, Augusta Co, Virginia Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsProperty - Abt 1746 - Beverley Manor, Augusta Co, Virginia Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsOther-Begin - 17 Apr 1746 - Augusta Co, Virginia Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsProperty - Abt 1750 - Beverley Manor, Augusta Co, Virginia Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsOther-Begin - 28 Nov 1750 - Augusta Co, Virginia Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 19 May 1772 - Augusta Co, Virginia Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsWill - 19 May 1772 - Augusta Co, Virginia Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsWill - probate - 10 Jun 1772 - Augusta Co, Virginia Link to Google Earth
       = Link to Google Earth 

    • Notes 
      • French in "Notable Southern Families" Samuel arrival date (Shenandoah valley VA) as about 1740. Says Samuel Doak received grant in Beverly Manor 23 September 1741.


        He married JANE MITCHELL Abt. 1739 in Chester Co, Pennsylvania, and they settled first in East Nottingham, Chester Co., PA (c1704 according to Acklen). Deed in Beverly Manor, Augusta Co., VA 24 September 1741, 647 acres, North Mountain (Wilson, p. 418); but, son David, baptized at Tinkling Spring (North Mountain) 9 December 1740. Served as Constable, 1755. Will dated 5 November 1771; proved 19 May 1772; appraised 10 June 1772; identifies David as oldest son. Executors: wife Jane, son David, son-in-law Wm. Brown. Brother-in-law John Finley and John Tate to advise executors.

        Children of SAMUEL DOAK and JANE MITCHELL are:

        1. DAVID DOAK, b. Abt. 1740; d. Aft. 1769; m. JENNIE ALEXANDER, Abt. 1768, possibly Augusta Co, Virginia. David was baptized 9 December, 1740, Tinkling Spring, Augusta Co, Virginia

        2. JOHN DOAK, b. Abt. 1742; d. Abt. 1806, Augusta Co, Virginia. His will was dated 21 March 1804; names children John, Samuel, Thomas Mitchell, Julia, Nancy, Rosannah, Betsey Wilson, Washington, David in that order.

        3. JANE DOAK, b. Abt. 1744; d. Aft. 1765; m. WILLIAM BROWN, Abt. 1764.

        4. ELIZABETH DOAK, b. Bef. May 14, m. NATHANIEL HALL (son of William and Janet Hall), about 1767. She was baptized 14 May 1747 Tinkling Spring, Augusta Co, Virginia

        5. SAMUEL DOAK, b. August 01, 1749, Augusta Co, Virginia; d. December 12, 1830, Washington Co, Tennessee; m. ESTHER HOUSTON MONTGOMERY (daughter of John Montgomery and Esther Houston), October 31, 1775, New Providence C, Augusta Co, Virginia. He was a:
        Presbyterian minister licensed to preach 31 October 1771.

        6. ELEANOR DOAK, b. Abt. 1751, possibly Augusta Co, Virginia

        7. ISABEL DOAK, b. Abt. 1753, possibly Augusta Co, Virginia

        8. MARY DOAK, b. Abt. 1755, possibly Augusta, Co, Virginia; m. ABNER
        WEATHERLY, Abt. 1775.

        9. ROBERT DOAK, b. Abt. 1756, possibly Augusta Co, Virginia; d. Aft. 1785; m. Miss CAMPBELL, Abt. 1776. He married, second, Mrs. McGuffin. Son by this marriage, Col. Samuel Doak, said to have married Margaret Shields, granddaughter of John and Thankful (Doak) Finley.