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  • ID: I10481
  • Name: Robert Henry McFarlane
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: BET 1740 AND 1750 in Virginia
  • Death: in Russell Co., Virginia
  • Note:
    Mary Helen Haines notes:
    Is there any record that shows his name as Robert Henry? Also, is there any record that shows him to be the son of Alexander? Couldn't he be the son of Robert, son of Duncan?

    Augusta Co. VA

    There are three documents for a Robert McFarland in Augusta County during the Revolutionary War period. They could be for this Robert McFarland, or they could be referring to the Robert McFarland, born abt. 1725, supposed son of Duncan. It makes more sense, because of age, for it to be this one.

    First: in 1775 Robert McFarland was paid for his service during the Dunmore Expedition time period. He was paid for 13 days as a scout, and also for 25 days seems to read something about horses. This is from p. 23 of Dunmore's Expedition: Payrolls and Public Service Claims 1775, pub. 1930, Library of Virginia. Also, on p. 105, Robert McFarland is paid for 112 days duty with Capt. John Lewis' company, on the same payroll as Alexander McFarland.

    A Robert McFarland also appears in Staunton court in October, 1776 where he is called as a witness against Alexander Miller, a Rev. who has refused to be disloyal to the King. Robert is also being paid for travel accompanying said Miller, and the distance he travels to Staunton indicates he is coming from Duncan's area near Warm Springs, not Reed Creek area. Found this is Vol. 1 Abstracts from the Records of Augusta County,
    Virginia, by Lyman Chalkley, on-line:

    "To Robt. McFarland, summoned by the officer; to assist, for going 50
    miles, at 4 pence per mile. To the witnesses for attending one day each, 25
    pounds of tobacco, or two shillings and one penny, viz: William Ewing,
    Silas Hart, Mary Erwin, James Montgomery, William Givens, Robert McFarland,
    Thomas Smith, and James Hill."

    William Givens is a neighbor to Duncan.

    1777: Nov. Muster Roll of Cap. Joseph Crockett Co. of the 7th Regiment by Col. Alex McClenachan (from Augusta Co.). Robert McFarlane is listed, says enlisted for 3 years. On furlough in Nov. 1777. In this company is Robert Sayers as 1st Lt. There is a Richard Scaggs. The rest of the names are not familiar.

    Washington Co. VA 1782 tax list:
    in Capt. John Kinkead's district:
    Robert McFarland, one tithe, 4 horses, 13 cattle. In this district are the same people who sign to create Russell Co.: Richard Price, Thomas Price, William Willoughby

    1784 tax list: Mr. Robert Campbell's district.
    Robert McFarlin, one tithe, 4 horses, 10 cattle

    1783: Surveyed 96 acres on both sides of Clinch River, assignee of Moses Dortan

    1785: Washington County
    Petition to Form Russell County, Virginia
    December, 1785
    The petition of sundrey inhabitants of Clinch River, Moccasin Creek, Powells Valley, and others, citizens of Washington County humbly represent that your petitioners are situate from the line of Montgomery as it crosses near the source of Clinch River, down the same eighty miles; thence to the extreme settlements of Powells Valley forty more. ...
    Included in this list is Joseph McFarlan, with Robert McFarlan next to him. They are near Samuel Vanhook, James Shewmaker, William Price. Then further down the list is Alexander McFarland. Other lists that show everone's signature also has a Robert McFarland Jr. listed. Not sure who this Joseph McFarlan is. The Joseph McFarland of the Duncan line that is known, is the son of Robert Henry and was born in 1775, therefore too young to sign a petition, one would think. However, there may be children of Robert from Augusta Co. Warm Springs area that are not known or are mixed up with the other Robert line.

    Russell County Virginia Deed Book 1 1787-1795, by Tom Colley, 1995 Dallas Public Library:
    p. 53. Robert and Ann McFarland, his wife, selling to John Counts Sr. on Aug. 28, 1792, all of Russell Co., his 166 acres patented to Robert McFarlane on June 27, 1788, on north side of Glade Hollow

    Russell County Personal Property and Land Tax 1787-1800, 1802, 1810: Dallas Public Library 929.3 V8RUA, Albert:

    1787: Alexander, Robert, and James on Pers. Prop. list (This would appear to be Robert Henry, Alexander, son of William, and James son of William.
    1788: Land Tax, Upper District: only one with land is Robert McFarland with 100 acres After this only newly acquired land is shown in the lists
    1789: Alexander, Robert, James on Pers. Prop. list
    1790: Alexander, Robert, James on Pers. Prop. list, Upper District. Land Tax has James with 50 acres, and 95 acres as assignee of Samuel Robertson
    1791: Land Tax, Upper District: McFarland ______? assignee of Vanhook, 200 acres; James with 50, 95
    1792: Land Tax, Upper District: James with 200, 95, 110 Pers. Prop. James with 1 tithe, Robert with 2 tithes
    1793: James on Pers. Prop. Upper District. Robert is missing, must have moved. Nothing new on Land.
    1794: Personal Property, Upper District, James. Land Tax: James with 900, 95,80,110 acres Robert with 178 acres
    1795: Land Tax: James with 295, 100 Robert with 178: Pers. Prop. is James only
    1796: Personal Property Upper District: Alexander with 1 tithe, James with none. Land Tax Upper Dist. James with 275, 110. James new deeds 162, 80. Robert with 172.
    1797: Land Tax Upper Dist. new listings: Alex McFarland from R. Price-250 acres Pers. Prop. Alex with 2 tithes, James with one
    1798: Pers. Prop. Upper Dist. Alex. McF. with 2, James with one
    1799: Pers. Prop. Upper Dist. Alex. McF. with 2, James with one
    1800: Pers. Prop. Lower District: Robert McFarland with 3 (Upper Dist. doesn't exist for 1800)
    1802: Pers. Prop. Lower District: Joseph McFarland Upper Dist. Alexander McFarland Sr. 1, Alexander McFarland Jr. 1, James 1, Robert 2

    Older notes:
    QUESTIONABLE LINK: Is this Robert Henry McFarlane the same one who married Ann
    R. Walkup?
    a grandson of Duncan McFarland.
    QUESTIONABLE LINK: Robert C. McFarlane (1781) is said to be a Junior in
    some records, which would make his father also Robert mcFarlane (?), married to
    "Ann"--?---. (See also under son Robert C.) Researcher James C. McFarlen
    states that Robert C. was son of Robert HENRY McFarland.
    LINKS: There are several suggestive links of the daughters, Angie and Rebecca,
    as being the same as the girls who lived in Clark (now Taylor) County,
    Kentucky, and who married YOUNG brothers. See that family.
    SOURCE: Much information on this family comes from Linda M.Sykes (1999).
    (1997-1998). Lists much of this early family including the name Robert Henry
    as father to all the listed children. Robert Henry had daughters Angie and
    LAND: 1783 VIRGINIA, Washington County Survey Records 1783 Page 16 Phillip
    Crurne -- 180 acres ... on the head of a small branch the waters of Clinch
    River, corner to Robert McFarlane's... by a path ... line of John Lewis Land...
    March 25, 1783.
    LAND: 1783 VIRGINIA, Washington County Survey Records 1783 page 75 Robert
    McFarlin, assinee of Moses Dorton .. 96 acres ... Treasury Warrant .. on both
    sides of Clinch a path... July 22, 1783.
    RESIDENCE: 1785 Washington County, VA (in a petition to form that part of the
    County into Russel County): Alexander, Robert, Robert Jr., Joseph. (NOTE:
    Robert Sr. would have been Robert, son of John and Mary [Montgomery]
    McFarland? {mhh: Actually Robert, son of John and Mary Montgomery was already in TN, Greene Co. by this time. The Robert Sr. could have been Robert, son of Duncan}
    PLACE: Russell County formed 1785 from Washington County.
    TAXLIST: 1787-1796 VIRGINIA, Russell county, Upper District Robert McFarland.
    Note: Not listed after 1796 (record only goes 1796-1799). However, records
    prior to 1800 do not include the Lower district. May have moved to Lower
    District 1796/1797.
    LAND: 1790 VIRGINIA, Russsel County Deed Book #1 Page 86 May 15, 1790 Robert
    McFarland, assignee of William Vaughn - 187 acres - part Treasury Warrant 119
    acres by 8432 dtd Apr 4, 1782 and 59 acres by 11344 dtd March 11, 1782 - at the
    foot of the north side of Clinch Mtn --at the foot of Clinch Mtn.
    TAXLIST: 1792 VIRGINIA, Russell County, Upper District Robert McFarland 1M
    21-up, 1M 16-21, no others listed. NOTE: This indicates a son age 16-21 years
    of age.
    LAND: 1792 VIRGINIA, Russell County Deed Book #1 Abstracts Pae 228 & 229. Aug
    28, 1792 between Robert McFarland and Ann and John Counts ... 166 acres granted
    to Robert McFarland by patent dated 27 June 1788 .. Beginning on north side of
    Glade Hollow ...Signed Robert McFarland and Ann McFarland
    TAXLIST: 1795 VIRGINIA, Russell County, Upper District Robert McFarland 178
    TAXLIST: 1796 VIRGINIA, Russell County, Upper District Robert McFarland 172
    TAXLIST: 1800 VIRGINIA, Russell County, Lower District Robert McFarland.
    Probably same Robert.
    CENSUS: 1810 VIRGINIA, Russell County Robert McFarlan.
    RESEARCHER-EMAIL: (1999) Linda M.Sykes <>. Descent from
    Robert C. McFarlane.
    RESEARCHER-EMAIL: (1999) Carolyn Tamblyn <>
    Descent from Warren Co, Tn branch.
    RESEARCHER-EMAIL: (1998) James C. McFarlen <> Descendant of
    Joseph and Lucy Price McFarlen.
    LINKS: Several researchers of this family claim that Robert had a son James
    who married Jane Price, but this James has been definiteley been linked as son
    of William, son of Duncan of Bath Co, VA.
    FAMILY: This family has definitely linked Joseph, William Monroe, Christopher,
    and Robert C. as siblings. Other siblings: Angie, Rebecca and B.L. supplied
    by James C. McFarlen. It is also believed that there was a brother James, but
    the early birth date of 1767 is troubling.

    Father: Alexander McFarland b: 1727
    Mother: Mary

    Marriage 1 Annie Walkup b: ABT 1751 in Virginia
      1. Has Children Joseph McFarlane b: 1775 in Virginia
      2. Has Children Robert C. McFarlane b: 1781 in Washington Co., Virginia
      3. Has Children Christopher McFarlane b: ABT 1783 in Washington Co., Virginia
      4. Has No Children Angie McFarland b: ABT 1785 in Virginia
      5. Has Children William Monroe McFarland b: ABT 1785 in Washington Co., Virginia
      6. Has No Children Rebecca McFarland b: ABT 1787 in Virginia
      7. Has No Children B. L. (McFarlane) McFarland b: ABT 1792 in Russell Co., Virginia
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