Gabriel Ferrel

Male 1743 - 1802  (59 years)


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  • Name Gabriel Ferrel 
    Born 1741-1743  Botetourt County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Aug 1802  Bedford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Alt Death 1803  Botetourt County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Probate 4 Jan 1803  Botetourt County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Also Known As Ferrel, Ferrill, Farrell, Ferrell, Faral  [2
    Also Known As Gabriel Ferrell  [2
    Military Revolutionary War Patriot  [2
    Buried Ferrel Family Cemetery, Montvale, Bedford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I47189  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2018 

    Family Ann Haynes,   b. 1750, (Bedford County) Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1803, Bedford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married ~ 1770  (Bedford County) Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Ferrill,   b. 1775, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, Campbell County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Stephen Ferrell
     3. Mildred Ferrell
     4. Abner Ferrell
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F17316  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1741-1743 - Botetourt County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - ~ 1770 - (Bedford County) Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Aug 1802 - Bedford County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt Death - 1803 - Botetourt County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 4 Jan 1803 - Botetourt County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Ferrel Family Cemetery, Montvale, Bedford County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Birth: 1743
      Virginia, USA
      Death: Aug. 11, 1802
      Bedford County
      Virginia, USA

      Gabriel Ferrel is our first known American ancestor, born c. 1741-43. He may or may not be our first immigrant ancestor. In theory, his family came from Longford, Ireland.

      Gabriel served in the French and Indian War, enlisting in Lunenburg County, Virginia.

      Gabriel was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, enlisting in Lunenburg County, Virginia.

      Gabriel Ferrel married Anna Haynes about 1770, most likely in Bedford County, Virginia. Anna Haynes was a daughter of William Haynes.

      Gabriel Ferrel and wife Anna established a plantation on Goose Creek in Botetourt County, Virginia, where they raised wheat, flax, and tobacco, and were holders of slaves (noted in 1804 will). Gabriel and Anna Haynes Ferrel raised four children, Stephen, Mildred, Abner, and Elizabeth.

      Will of Gabriel Ferrel. Probated 4 January 1803:

      Last Will and Testiment
      Gabriel Ferrel 1802
      August 20,1987 F030,695
      Botetourt County, Virginia Wills ~ 1770-1824
      STATE OF VIRGINIA, Botetourt County

      In the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred and Two I Gabriel Ferrel being of sound mind but poorly in boday make this may last will and testament. My boday I resign to the dust and my soul I resign to God that gave it hoping to rest with him forever amen. desire that all my lawful and just debts shall first be paid and then after that I will and bequeath as follows. I leave all that remains unto my wife Anna as long as she shall live and at her death I will and bequeath as follows unto my two dauters namely Milley Hans and Elizabeth Ferrel the negro woman Irene (?) and her children to be equally divided between them and then I will and bequeath unto my two sons namely Abner Ferrel and Stephan Ferrel the rest of my property such as stock of all kinds and household furniture and working tuls of all kind and a negro man Mitchal to be equally divided between them my two sons and hearby I disannul all other wills and own this my last will and testament and I leave Hamton Hans and my son Stephan my executors this being the levant (11th or 7th?) day of August 1802.
      Gabriel Ferrel
      SEAL 1
      Test
      James Howell
      Roger Edison

      At Botetourt January Fourt 1803

      This instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Gabriel Ferrel dec'd was exhibited in court and proven by the oath of James Howell and Roger Edison witness these to (nadeis?) to be recorded and are Hampton Haynes, Stephan Ferrel the excr's therein named made oath & with security entered into and acknowledged bond according to law, Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in said form and that Daniel McNeal, Abnor Howell, James Stuart Junr.. & James Howell & any three of them being first duly sworn do appraise the personal estate (shown? if any) of the said decedent and makes return
      thereafter court (?).
      Teste W. Bouger DMC
      (copied with spelling as is)



      Family links:
      Spouse:
      Anna Haynes Ferrell (1750 - 1803)

      Children:
      Stephen Ferrell (1774 - 1824)*
      Abner H. Ferrell (1775 - 1846)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Ferrel Family Cemetery
      Montvale
      Bedford County
      Virginia, USA

      Created by: Michael Burk
      Record added: Feb 10, 2014
      Find A Grave Memorial# 124900493

      * [2]
    • Will of Gabriel Ferrel. Probated 4 January 1803:

      Last Will and Testiment
      Gabriel Ferrel 1802
      August 20,1987 F030,695
      Botetourt County, Virginia Wills ~ 1770-1824
      STATE OF VIRGINIA, Botetourt County

      In the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred and Two I Gabriel Ferrel being of sound mind but poorly in boday make this may last will and testament. My boday I resign to the dust and my soul I resign to God that gave it hoping to rest with him forever amen. desire that all my lawful and just debts shall first be paid and then after that I will and bequeath as follows. I leave all that remains unto my wife Anna as long as she shall live and at her death I will and bequeath as follows unto my two dauters namely Milley Hans and Elizabeth Ferrel the negro woman Irene (?) and her children to be equally divided between them and then I will and bequeath unto my two sons namely Abner Ferrel and Stephan Ferrel the rest of my property such as stock of all kinds and household furniture and working tuls of all kind and a negro man Mitchal to be equally divided between them my two sons and hearby I disannul all other wills and own this my last will and testament and I leave Hamton Hans and my son Stephan my executors this being the levant (11th or 7th?) day of August 1802.
      Gabriel Ferrel

      SEAL 1
      Test
      James Howell
      Roger Edison
      At Botetourt January Fourt 1803
      This instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Gabriel Ferrel dec'd was exhibited in court and proven by the oath of James Howell and Roger Edison witness these to (nadeis?) to be recorded and are Hampton Haynes, Stephan Ferrel the excr's therein named made oath & with security entered into and acknowledged bond according to law, Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in said form and that Daniel McNeal, Abnor Howell, James Stuart Junr.. & James Howell & any three of them being first duly sworn do appraise the personal estate (shown? if any) of the said decedent and makes return
      thereafter court (?).
      Teste W. Bouger DMC
      (copied with spelling as is)

      end of will [2]
    • "Gabriel Ferrel Legacy", http://www.gabrielferrel.citymax.com/index.html, is an interesting site and worth a perusal ... DAH

      * [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S10222] "Elizabeth Ferrill" profile, abstracted, downloaded & published Sunday, January 8th, 2017 by David A. Hennessee
    2. [S10226] "Gabriel Ferrell" biography, abstracted, recorded & published Monday, January 9th, 2017 by David A. Hennessee, info@clas.

    3. [S10229] David A. Hennessee | HENNESSEE Researcher & Compiler | 626 Biscayne Drive,West Palm Beach,FL 33401 | 561.832.6612 | inf.