Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Jesse Pigman

Male 1737 - 1821  (84 years)


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  • Name Jesse Pigman 
    Born 12 Jan 1736/37  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Feb 1821  Ross County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Miller Cemetery, Roe Lane, Marietta Road, Green Township, Ross County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I021771  Tree1
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2021 

    Father John Pigman,   b. 1698, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1751, Frederick County, Maryland - Written Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Vickdorany MNU Pigman,   b. Abt 1706, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1751, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married Abt 1722  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F09601  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Lucas,   b. 17 Oct 1734, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1798 and 1810, Fayette County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F12699  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      From: Adina Watkins Dyer
      Subject: Re: [MDFR] Pigman/Lucas
      Date: Sat, 13 May 2000 14:21:33 -0500

      My ancestor, John Lucas, served in the Revolutionary War from Frederick County, under Capt. Jesse Pigman. From the book "Lucas Genealogy" by Annabelle Kemp, 1964, it states that Sarah Lucas was born October 12, 1734, the daughter of Charles Lucas and Elizabeth Evans, and the sister of my Richard Evans. That would have made Jesse Pigman the uncle of John Lucas, who was born Sept. 7, 1760.
      According to his pension, John Lucas left Maryland after the war and lived in Fayette County, PA until 1786, then went down Kentucky for 12 years living in Jefferson, Shelby and Bourbon counties. From there he settled in Butler County, Ohio, where he died in 1836.

      Capt Pigman appears to have gone on a trip to Ky sometime in 1780 for on 6 Oct 1780 he entered a claim for 1000 acres of land in Jefferson Co, Kentucky, located on Clear Creek. (See Bk A p 177.) Later on 12 June 1784 he claimed another tract of 4000 acres (Deed Bk A p 363) but there is nothing to show that he ever went to this land. He was back in Pa on 4 Feb 1782 at the head of a Militia Company of 7 officers and 70 enlisted men, whose names he refused to the Pa authorities. Nothing has been found to show that he left PA. (See Tenmile Country.)
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      JESSE PIGMAN (John II, John I)
      The following is found in "Tenmile Country" by Howard Leckey page 30.

      "There is little doubt but what Capt Jesse Pigman came from Md. to the Tenmile Country in western Pa; nor are there any deeds to show just where he settled after coming there about 1772, but it is fairly evident that he lived in the vicinity of Fort Swan, and very probably at the site of the present town of Jefferson. In Draper's Manuscripts, Capt Jesse Pigman commanded a company in 1774 in Dunmore's War with the Indians at Wappatonika and was an old Indian fighter, and that he lived on the Muddy Creek Settlement. Numerous pension applications tell of service under Capt Jesse Pigman and show that he was one of the first Capts to serve from his neighborhood in the Rev War, continuing in the service throughout the war." Capt Jesse Pigman and Capt Henry Enoch were ordered by General Edward Hand, Commander of Fort Pitt. to raise two companies and go under Colonel Shepherd against Puggy's Town in Apr 1777. A letter from Col. Zachquill Morgan to Gen Hand dated 25 Aug 1777, reports that "Capt Pigman marches this day with his company to take up the flour at Wheeling." The John Crawford narrative says that in the spring of 1777 "that on this day there were 30 men to meet at the house of Capt Pigman to march to Wheeling for at that Fort was expected to be attacked by the Indians as related by the honored old Dutch Tory." Wm Crawford thought it wiser to warn Pigman and his company of their enemies nearer home and went with four of his neighbors to Pigman's house. Pigman was an active man in the defense of his country and on hearing what was going on went to John Swan's Fort taking every man as he went along. He addressed them in this manner: "There is at this time a large portion of our fellow citizens in arms against the country, and there must be no sulking between parties. We will take you as friend or enemy, and the choice lies with you." No man hesitated and all turned out from Swan's Fort. Capt Pigman appears to have gone on a trip to Ky sometime in 1780 for on 6 Oct 1780 he entered a claim for 1000 acres of land in Jefferson Co, Kentucky, located on Clear Creek. (See Bk A p 177.) Later on 12 June 1784 he claimed another tract of 4000 acres (Deed Bk A p 363) but there is nothing to show that he ever went to this land. He was back in Pa on 4 Feb 1782 at the head of a Militia Company of 7 officers and 70 enlisted men, whose names he refused to the Pa authorities. Nothing has been found to show that he left Pa. (See Tenmile Country.) The petition for the State of "Westsylvania" contains the names of Jesse Pigman, Sr., with a number of his sons also signing.

      Jesse I, born 12 January 1737, at Charley Forrest. Married Sarah Lucas and moved farther west, first to what is present day Greene County, Pennsylvania, and later to Jessamine County, Kentucky. He was a famous frontiersman and Indian fighter, very active during the French and Indian War and in the Revolution. He commanded a company in the 1774 expedition which destroyed five Shawnee villages at Wapatomica, near present day Dresden in Muskingum County, Ohio. He died 12 February 1812, in Ross County, Ohio, at the home of one of his daughters. (See the Pigman book for much more information on Jesse).
      The information included here was taken from a book entitled "John Pigman and his Descendants" co authored by Polly P. Kellcher and John L. Funk, et. al. Printed in 1991, and full credit is given to them and all of their effort.

      Additional information supplied by Richard Marshall from family records.
      The fourth son of John II and Vickdorany Pigman, Jesse probably was born in Frederick (now Montgomery) County, Maryland. As with most of his siblings, we have no recorded birth date for him but the inscription on his tombstone indicates that he was born 12 January, 1737. This was shortly after his parents had sold PARNDON and settled on what was to become PIGMANS INHERITANCE. By 1764, Jesse had married Sarah Lucas, who was born 12 October, 1734 in Prince George's County, Maryland, the eighth child of Charles and Elizabeth Evans Lucas. Jesse and Sarah were living near Elizabethtown, Frederick County (now Hagerstown, Washington County), when their first child, Jesse II, was born on 14 February, 1765. They seem to have stayed in that area for some time. On 14 December, 1771, they sold 100 acres of THE PLUMBYARD, which Sarah had inherited from her father, to Nathan Soper. It was located "between Conogocheigue Manor and the Potowmack". Sarah made her mark (Fred Deeds L - N F-566).
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      Richard Marshall 2007-04-05 10:42:49
      The death and burial of Jesse Pigman should be Ross County, OH. at the home of his daughter, Elizabeth Miller (see below)
      Info taken from Ross Co.,Ohio Cemetery Records, page 88 and 89
      This cemetery is located in an open field directly across from the Bethel Church and cemetery, to the southeast. It is located on Dr. Parent's farm. Every stone was laying on the ground but most were readable. This copy was made by Marie (Taylor) Clark and Mrs. Charles (Sue) Stewards in 1970.
      MILLER CEMETERY, Ross County, OH.
      MILLER, James d 2 Aug 1818 ag 11y1m11da
      Pigman, Jesse d 12 Feb 1821 ag 84y 1m
      MILLER, Abraham d 13 Jan 1856 ag 50y2m19da
      Isaac B. s/o A&E, d 30 Aug 1812 ag 11mo
      Elizabeth d/o A d 19 Sep 1851 ag 79y5m6da
      Abrahm d 22 Oct 1806 ag 37y4mo
      (Footstones) SE, JE,BAE, EM
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      Provincial Court Land Records, 1770-1774
      Volume 726, Page 219

      This Indenture made this fourteenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord One
      thousand seven hundred and seventy one Between Jesse Pigman of Frederick County in the Province
      of Maryland and Sarah his Wife of the one Part and Nathan Soper of Prince Georges County and
      Province aforesaid of the other Part Witnesseth that the said Jesse Pigman and Sarah his wife
      for and in Consideration of the Sum of one hundred Pounds Sterling Money to them in hand paid by the
      said Nathan Soper the Receipt whereof they the said Jesse Pigman and sarah his Wife do hereby
      acknowledge and themselves therewith fully satisfied contented and paid Have given granted bargained
      sold aliened released enfeoffed and confirmed And by these Presents do give grant bargain sell
      alien release enfeoffe and confirm unto the said Nathan Soper his Heirs and Assigns for ever one
      hundred Acres of Land being Part of a Tract of Land lying and being in Frederick County ^afsd^ between
      Conococheague Manor and Patowmack River commonly called and known by the Name of the Plumsyard
      which was heretofore devised by the last Will and Testament of Charles Lucas late of Prince
      Georges County deceased to his Daughter the aforesaid Sarah Pigman by the Name of Sarah Lucas
      Together with all Ways Waters Water Courses Woods Under Woods Privileges Advantages and
      Appurtenances what^so^ever to the said one hundred Acres of Land belonging or in any wise appertaining
      and the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents Issues and Profits
      thereof and of every part and Parcel thereof and all the Estate Right Title Interest Use Trust
      Possession Property Claim and Demand whatsoever of them the said Jesse Pigman and his Wife of
      in or to the same To have and to hold the said one hundred Acres of Land and Premises
      with its Rights Members and Appurtenances to him the said Nathan Soper his Heirs &
      Assigns to the only proper Use and Behoof of him the said Nathan Soper his Heirs and Assigns
      for ever and to or for no other Use Intent or Purpose whatsoever In Witness whereof the
      Parties to these Presents have hereunto interchangeably set their Hands and affixed their Seals
      the Day and Year first above written Jess Pigman (Seal)
      her
      Signed sealed and delivered Sarah + Pigman (Seal)
      in the Presence of Mark
      Benjamin Ford On the Back of the aforegoing Deed was thus endorst to wit
      Received on the Day and Year first within written of and
      Gabriel Duvall from the within named Nathan Soper the Sum of one hundred
      Pounds Sterling Money being the Consideration within
      mentioned to be by him paid to us Jesse Pigman (Seal)
      Witness her
      Benjamin Ford Sarah + Pigman
      Mark
      Gabriel Duvall On the fourteenth Day of September 1771 Came before
      me the Subscriber one of his Lordships Justices of the
      Provincial Court the within named Jesse Pigman and Sarah his Wife and acknowledged
      the within Instrument of Writing to be their Act and Deed and the Land
      & Premises therein mentioned to be the Right and Estate of the within named Nathan Soper his Heirs
      and Assigns according to the true Intent and Meaning of the within Deed and the Act of Assembly in
      such Case made and provided and on the same Day and Year came also before me Sarah ^the Wife of the said Jesse Pigman^ and
      she being by me privately examined apart from and out of the Hearing of her said Husband did acknowledge
      that she did relinquish and release to the said Nathan Soper and his Heirs all her Dower and
      Right and Title of Dower of in and to the Land and Premises with its Appurtenances within mentioned
      and she did declare that she made such Relinquishment and this her Acknowledgement voluntarily
      and freely without being induced thereto by ^Fears or^ Threats of or ill Usage from her said Husband
      or through Fear of his Displeasure
      W.m Hayward
      Recorded this 14th of September 1771

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