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Jeremiah  PRIEST

Jeremiah PRIEST[1]

Male Abt 1755 - 1840  (~ 85 years)

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  • Name Jeremiah PRIEST  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born Abt 1755  , Shenandoah, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    • Age 45 & over, 1820 census, b. bef 1775
      Age 60 thru 69, 1830 census, b. ca 1761-1770
    Gender Male 
    Alt. birth date ca 1758  , Shenandoah, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Military Service Feb 1779  , Culpeper, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 12, 13, 14
    Private - Rev. War, enlisted and served two years 
    • National Archives Revolutionary War Pension Claim S-8980
    Moved Abt 1794  , Bourbon, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    from Virginia 
    Land 31 Dec 1804  , Montgomery, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    Sec 13, R10, T2 
    Moved Abt 1814  , Miami, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Land purchase 15 Mar 1814  , , Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Range 10, Township 3, Section 27 
    • This is evidenced by Certificate No. 3508 which is dated 18 Jul 1929 and contains this sentence: "This patent is granted as and for a patent intended to have been granted and issued on 1 Jun 1814, but the issuance of which is not sufficiently evidenced by the records of the General Land Office or by other obtainable evidence."

      There is a second land entry for Jeremiah Priest in the Berry book on 31 Dec 1804 in Range 10 Township 2 Range 13 with a residence of Montgomery County, Ohio, but not sure this is the same Jeremiah.
    Land purchase 1 Jun 1814  Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Clark Co. was not formed until 1818 so this should probably be Miami Co., Ohio.
    Land Sale 29 May 1816  Elizabeth Twp., Miami, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 16
    to John Flinn 
    Land Sale 13 Dec 1816  [14
    to Philip Bailor 
    Land Sale 1817  , Miami, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    to Philip Saylor, parcel on Miami & Clark Co. line. 
    • Deed lists wife as Milley and says Jeremiah was the original owner, indicating he purchased it from the government.
    Affidavit 11 Jun 1819  , Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    In support of William Priest's pension 
    • "The deposition of Jeremiah Priest, of lawful age who being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he the sd. priest and his brother William Priest served one year and longer in the revolutionary war the date of the year he cannot recollect under the command of Colonel Taylor and Major Roberts of the United States army and that the sd. Wm. Priest -- the army under John Slaughter the Ensign of the Company for which they both served and further the deponent saith not. Jeremiah "X" [his mark] Priest. Sworn and subscribed to before me this 11th day of June, 1819. John Black J.P." Thomas Armstone County Clerk certified John Black, Esquire.
    Census 7 Aug 1820  Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Jeremiah Prest household 
    • Jeremiah Prest
      1 male 45- bef 1775 [Jeremiah, b. c1755]
      1 male 10-15 1805?1810 [John, b. 1807]
      2 males 16-25 1795?1804 [William, b. 1800
      [Jeremiah, b. 1802]
      1 female 45- bef 1775 [Emelia, "Millie, b. c1763]
      1 female 10-15 1805?1810 [Emelia, b. c1804]
      2 females 16-25 1795?1804 [Phoebe, b. 1797]
      [Elizabeth, b. 1795]

    1820 U. S. Census - Richison
    1820 U. S. Census - Richison
    Ohio. Clark Co. - Jeremiah Prest
    Census 1 Jun 1830  Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Jeremiah Priest household 
    • Jeremia Priest
      1 male age 60 thru 69 [1761-1770; Jeremiah, b. ca 1755]
      1 female age 60 thru 69 [1761-1770; Emelia, b. ca 1763]
    1830 U. S. Census - Richison
    1830 U. S. Census - Richison
    Ohio. Clark Co. - Jeremiah Priest
    Pension 4 Oct 1832  [14
    for Revoluntionary War service, which was filed for  
    • Two character references were George Richardson and John Fuller. His claim was supported by the affidavit of John Priest, of Licking Co., Ohio. No relationship was listed. The pension was granted on 12 Dec 1833 or 1834 and he received $80 annually.
    Tax List , Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    undated 
    • Jeremiah Priest, 114 taxable acres, original owner John Flinn
      Jeremiah Priest, 110 acres, original owner J. Priest
      Elijah Priest, 150 taxable acres, original owner J. Priest
    Will 28 Nov 1838  , Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Jeremiah Priest signed his will 
    Wills & Probate Records - Priest
    Wills & Probate Records - Priest
    Jeremiah Priest's will abstract
    Wills - Richison
    Wills - Richison
    Jeremiah Priest, 1840
    Died 4 Mar 1840  , Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 13, 18, 19
    Probate 15 Apr 1840  , Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Court of Common Pleas 
    Buried Honey Creek Cemetery, Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 19
    • Revolutionary War Soldier
      According to Wanda Harrison, Jeremiah and Emelia Gardner Priest had fourteen children, most of whom were born in Virginia. "Around 1793-94, they moved to Bourbon Co., KY (per tax records) where he stayed until at least 1800. At that point he moved northward across the Ohio River toward Cincinnati where he claimed bounty lands in 1805 and settled on land between the Big and Little Miami Rivers, which later became Clark Co."

      Source: Mock Family Historian, Vol. 1 No. 6 1992 Phildelphia Maag Family online http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/5372/mocknl/nov1992.htm. Wanda Harrison, 15031 Pennsylvania, Allen Park MI 48101-1376. Print out dated 26 Jan 2004

      According to DAR Soldiers of the American Revolution Buried in Ohio, Jeremiah was buried in a private cemetery which was destroyed in 1913. That was the year of the great Dayton flood which may explain the destruction. His and Amelia's current markers appear to be sqeezed in-between other family members graves.

      [The above was added to the Find A Grave memorial page.]
    Association George RICHESON (Relationship: Appraiser of Jeremiah Priest's estate in 1840.) 
    Association George RICHESON (Relationship: Also had land in S35 T3 R10 in Pike Twp., Clark Co., Ohio) 
    Association A. G. MCFARLAND (Relationship: Witness to missing will of Jeremiah Priest) 
    Association Edwin BILLINGSLEY (Relationship: Witness to will of Jeremiah Priest) 
    Association Manoah HOWELL (Relationship: Witness to will of Jeremiah Priest) 
    Association John SAWYER, of Miami Co., Ohio (Relationship: Co-executor of Jeremiah Priest's will) 
    Association William B. MCCREA, of Champaign Co., Ohio (Relationship: Co-executor of Jeremiah Priest's will) 
    Notes 
    • Having seen the tombstone and the way Mar is carved in it, with the 'r' as a superscript letter, this mistake is understandable. See pictures of tombstone in Jeremiah's file.
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      Shenandoah Co. formerly Frederick Co. to 1772, then Dumore Co. to 1778.

      Jeremiah moved to KY at some point and then on to OH but dates unknown.
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      Early Ohio Tax Records [0032]
      P.260

      "In 1798 three pioneer families from Virginia settled here: . . . and the PRIESTs from Culpepper Co., VA."
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      DAR Ancestor # A093184
      Service: Virginia
      Rank: Private
      Birth: 1755 Frederick Co. Virginia
      Death 2-4-1840 Clark Co Ohio
      Pension #: *S8980
      Service Source: *S8980
      Service Description: 1) Capts John Roberts, James Purviss
      2) Col Francis Taylor

    Person ID I2018  richison
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2017 

    Father William PRIEST,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth STANLEY/STANDLEY,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F944  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emelia GARDNER,   b. Abt 1763, , Frederick, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1837, , Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married ca 1781  , Frederick, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [20, 21
    Children 
     1. Anna PRIEST,   b. 27 Mar 1783, , Culpeper, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 28 Nov 1838  (Age 55 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Obediah PRIEST,   b. 30 Jul 1784,   d. 1832, , Dearborn, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)  [Birth]
     3. Mary PRIEST,   b. 29 Dec 1785, , Culpeper, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown, , Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     4. Virginia Agnes PRIEST,   b. 19 Oct 1787, , , Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1866, , , Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Basheba PRIEST,   b. 17 Mar 1789, , Culpeper, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1866, , Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Birth]
     6. Cassandra PRIEST,   b. 16 Oct 1790,   d. Bef 28 Nov 1838  (Age 48 years)  [Birth]
    +7. Elijah PRIEST, Sr.,   b. Abt 8 Feb 1792, , Culpeper, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1880, prob , Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years)  [Birth]
    +8. Elizabeth PRIEST,   b. 10 Jun 1795,   d. Bef 1 Jun 1850  (Age 54 years)  [Birth]
    +9. Phebe PRIEST,   b. 25 May 1797, , Bourbon, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1857, Concord, Dodge, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [Birth]
    +10. William PRIEST,   b. 10 May 1800, , Bourbon, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
    +11. Jeremiah PRIEST, Jr.,   b. 13 Feb 1802, , Montgomery, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
     12. Emelia PRIEST,   b. 13 Feb 1804,   d. Bef 28 Nov 1838  (Age 34 years)  [Birth]
    +13. John M. PRIEST,   b. 10 Jul 1807, , Montgomery, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1878  (Age 71 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 26 May 2016 
    Family ID F351  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1755 - , Shenandoah, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. birth date - ca 1758 - , Shenandoah, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Private - Rev. War, enlisted and served two years - Feb 1779 - , Culpeper, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - ca 1781 - , Frederick, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - from Virginia - Abt 1794 - , Bourbon, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - Abt 1814 - , Miami, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand purchase - Range 10, Township 3, Section 27 - 15 Mar 1814 - , , Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand purchase - 1 Jun 1814 - Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Sale - to Philip Saylor, parcel on Miami & Clark Co. line. - 1817 - , Miami, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAffidavit - In support of William Priest's pension - 11 Jun 1819 - , Clark, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Jeremiah Prest household - 7 Aug 1820 - Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Jeremiah Priest household - 1 Jun 1830 - Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - undated - - , Clark, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - Jeremiah Priest signed his will - 28 Nov 1838 - , Clark, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Mar 1840 - , Clark, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - Court of Common Pleas - 15 Apr 1840 - , Clark, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S306] Military - DAR Lineage Book, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. 160, P 61, 2 Jul 2000.
      Miss Bernice Priest.
      DAR ID Number: 159175
      Born in Grant County, Ind.
      Descendant of Jeremiah Priest, as follows:
      1. Frank A. Priest (b.1874) m. 1898 Bertha Renbarger (b.1877).
      2. John M. Priest (1807-78) m.2d 1866 Susannah Dunn (1839-1920).
      3. Jeremiah Priest m. Millie Gardner.
      Jeremiah Priest (1755-1840) received a pension, 1832, for service as private in the Virginia troops under Colonel Taylor. He was born in Shenandoah County, Va.; died in Clark County, Ohio.

    2. [S1840] 1820 U.S. Census, 21 May 2016.
      1820 U. S. census, Clark County, Ohio, population schedule, Pike Township, p. 14 (penned), Jeremiah Prest household; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 May 2016); citing NARA microfilm publication M33, roll 88.

    3. [S1480] Ohio. - Early Ohio Settlers, Southwestern Ohio, 1800-1840, Ellen T. Berry and David A. Berry, editors, (Balitmore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1986.), 262. (Reliability: 3), 6 Jul 2008.
      Name: Priest, Jeremiah (C)
      Date: 15 Mar 1814
      Residence: Miami [Miami County, Ohio]
      Range 10 Township 3 Section 27
      (C) Between the Miamis, Ranges IV-XV: Lands lying north of the northern bouncary of Range III. Greene, Clark, Champion [Champaign?], Shelby and Logan Counties (all or a part of each county) - all in Ohio.

    4. [S1310] Find A Grave (Reliability: 2), 19 Feb 2012.
      Chandra Miller Hoffman, creator, "Find A Grave," database, Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com: accessed 19 February 2012), memorial for Jeremiah Priest, 1755-1840.

    5. [S146] WorldConnect Project, 20 May 2016.
      Robert J. Weller, (rwgenenut@aol.com); "Weller and Related Families," database online, RootsWeb, WorldConnect Project (http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com : accessed 2 June 2001); entry for Jeremiah Priest and Emelia "Millie" Gardner.

    6. [S1900] Books, 26 Mar 2016.
      Mrs. George W. Olson, Archivist; Early Clark County, Ohio Families: Vital Statistics, Vol. II; Priest/Gardner family, p. 73; (Springfield: Friends of the Library Genealogical Research Group, Warder Public Library, 1986).

    7. [S1839] 1830 U.S. Census, 2 Jul 2016.
      1830 U. S. census, Clark County, Ohio, population schedule, Pike Township, p. 139 (penned), Jeremiah Priest household; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 July 2016); citing NARA microfilm publication M19, roll 128.

    8. [S36] IGI - International Genealogical Index, Vol. 160, P 61, 31 May 2001.
      Jeremiah PRIEST
      Sex: M
      Birth: Abt 1755
      Shenandoah, Virginia
      No source information

    9. [S145] Military - DAR Patriot Index, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, P.308, 17 Sep 2003.
      PRIEST
      Jeremiah: b 1755 d 3-4-1840 m Millie Gardner Pvt VA *

      NOTE: * = the soldier was pensioned

    10. [S54] Ohio. Clark Co. - Ohio Cemeteries Notebook, (n.p.).
      PRIEST - Deaths: 1

    11. [S1310] Find A Grave, 19 Feb 2012.
      Chandra Miller Hoffman, creator, "Find A Grave," database, Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com: accessed 19 February 2012), memorial for Jeremiah Priest, 1755-1840.

    12. [S145] Military - DAR Patriot Index, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, P.548 (Reliability: 3), 17 Sep 2003.
      PRIEST
      Jeremiah: b 1755 d 3-4-1840 m Millie Gardner Pvt VA *

      NOTE: * = the soldier was pensioned

    13. [S306] Military - DAR Lineage Book, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. 160, P 61 (Reliability: 3), 2 Jul 2000.
      Miss Bernice Priest.
      DAR ID Number: 159175
      Born in Grant County, Ind.
      Descendant of Jeremiah Priest, as follows:
      1. Frank A. Priest (b.1874) m. 1898 Bertha Renbarger (b.1877).
      2. John M. Priest (1807-78) m.2d 1866 Susannah Dunn (1839-1920).
      3. Jeremiah Priest m. Millie Gardner.
      Jeremiah Priest (1755-1840) received a pension, 1832, for service as private in the Virginia troops under Colonel Taylor. He was born in Shenandoah County, Va.; died in Clark County, Ohio.

    14. [S1878] Correspondence, 31 Oct 2010.
      John Laird, California,to Shirley Fields, e-mail, 18 July 2010; sent The Priest Family Search/Va-Ky-Ohio-Ind.

    15. [S1900] Books, 5 Mar 2017.
      Ellen T. Berry and David A. Berry, compilers, Early Ohio Settlers, Purchasers of Land in Southwestern Ohio, 1800-1840 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1986), p. 262.
      31 Dec 1804, S13 T2 R10, of Montgomery Co.; 15 Mar 1814, S27 T3 R10, of Miami Co.

    16. [S65] Land, 4 Mar 2017.
      Miami County, Ohio, Deed Book 3: 130-131, Jeremiah Priest to John Flinn, 29 May 1816; Recorder's Office, Troy.
      SW pt SE1/4 S13 T2 R10, 122 acres

    17. [S1903] Wills & Probates, 23 May 2016.
      Clark County, Ohio, Probate Court, Record of Wills, No. 2, 1835-1855, will of Jeremiah Priest, 28 November 1838, proved 15 April 1840; citing FHL microfilm 466,666. Transcription by Shirley Richison Fields, 2005.

    18. [S145] Military - DAR Patriot Index, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, P.308 (Reliability: 3), 17 Sep 2003.
      PRIEST
      Jeremiah: b 1755 d 3-4-1840 m Millie Gardner Pvt VA *

      NOTE: * = the soldier was pensioned

    19. [S54] Ohio. Clark Co. - Ohio Cemeteries Notebook, (n.p.).
      Viewed online 23 Apr 2004

      http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohclark/cemetery/honeycreek_cemetery.htm

      Honeycreek Cemetery
      Pike Township, Clark County, Ohio

      On Ayres Road, near Studebaker Road

      Submitted by Candy Gilliam, August, 2002
      Prepared by Sara Greer, August 2002

      The Honeycreek Cemetery is located in Pike Twp. on Ayres Rd, near Studebaker Rd. It is enclosed by a fence with a large wrought-iron gate at the entrance, and the name "Honey Creek Cemetery, 1897" over the gate. The Honeycreek Cemetery used to be known as the Christian Church Graveyard. It was organized in 1839 at the home of Elijah Priest under the direction of Rev J Kirby. The original members were John and Catherine Priest, Andrew & Nancy Clark, Mary Clark, John & Elizabeth Richardson, and L & Sarah Davis. In 1840 a log house was built on the corner of L. Davis' land, and in 1852 a one story frame building was erected at the cost of about $1000. Also in 1852, William Leffel made a donation of one acre of land for the purpose of a burial ground. John Leffel was the first to be buried here on Sept 27, 1852.

      The cemetery is no longer in full-time use, although a stillborn infant was buried there last year according the Rev. Joseph Karns. He didn't have the data on this burial at the time I talked with him 2 weeks ago. Before this infant burial, the last burial was of Elmer Mumford who died January 10, 1951.

      The cemetery was read in 2000 by the current pastor, Rev. Joseph Karns. I re-read the cemetery in July, 2002. - Candy Gilliam, August, 2002

      PRIEST Jeremiah May 4, 1840 85y; Of Shenandoah Co, VA
      PRIEST Emelia Gardner w/o Jeremiah Priest May 25, 1837 74y
      PRIEST John July 31, 1878 71y 21d
      PRIEST Catherine w/o John Priest July 27, 1864 57y 2m 24d
      PRIEST Margarett d/o John & Catherine Priest Aug 24, 1847 10y 11m 3d
      PRIEST Infant s/o O. & S.G. Priest July 16, 1857
      PRIEST Ebbie s/o J. & S. Priest Dec 23, 1869 Nov 2, 1880
      PRIEST - Deaths: 1

    20. [S146] WorldConnect Project, 20 May 2016.
      Robert J. Weller, (rwgenenut@aol.com); "Weller and Related Families," database online, RootsWeb, WorldConnect Project (http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com : accessed 2 June 2001); entry for Jeremiah Priest and Emelia "Millie" Gardner.
      Undocumented family tree

    21. [S1900] Books, 26 Mar 2016.
      Mrs. George W. Olson, Archivist; Early Clark County, Ohio Families: Vital Statistics, Vol. II; Priest/Gardner family, p. 73; (Springfield: Friends of the Library Genealogical Research Group, Warder Public Library, 1986).
      Undocumented family tree.