West Virginia Pioneers

Samuel RUST

Male Abt 1674 - Bef 1718  (~ 44 years)

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  • Name Samuel RUST 
    Born Abt 1674  Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 26 Mar 1718  [2

    • Westmoreland Co VA Wills 1654-1800
      Rust, Samuel, 16 Aug. 1717; 26 March 1718. The plantation where he lives to Mr. Patrick Spence and his father in law Capt. George Eskridge; sons Jeremiah, Peter, John, Matthew, George William and Benjamin Rust my lands and personal property; daughters Ann Harrison and Hannah Rust; wife Martha and son Jeremiah exrs; the heirs of John Clements to have my land called Middleton's Neck.
    Person ID I2818  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 24 May 2005 

    Father William RUST,   b. Abt 1634, prob in Suffolk Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Nov 1699, Cople Parish, Westmoreland, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Ann MEDCALFE\MEDCALF,   b. prob Westmoreland Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef May 1697, Cople, Westmoreland Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 17 May 1662  prob Westmoreland Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • "Rust of Virginia"
      William Rust of Yeocomico, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia. . .

      His arrival in the Colony of Virginia appears to have been about 1650, probably somewhat earlier.
      . . .witness to a will in 1654.
      10/25/1661, William Rust and wife Anne deed a piece of property to Mary Cole.

      6/13/1677, Wm Rust is discharged on "Ye Good Behavior" which would indicate that he or one of his name had participated in Bacon's Rebellion.
      A William Rust, in 1676, took part in Bacon's Rebellioon, an uprising growing out of the annoying and oppressive conditions which surrounded the develoopment of the Colony of Virginia. The Westmoreland records show in the succeeding months the action taken against the "rebels" of that county. . . . Among these eleven [men] are William RUST and William RUSH, the latter of whom lived in the extreme northern part of the large county. This is further convincing evidence that William RUSH and William RUST are not identical.

      7/23/1661, a William Ruske made guardian of Jane Medcalfe, orphan of William Medcalfe, dec'd. William Being described as having married the sister of Jane. On the same day, William Ruske served on a jury, and at the time, Virginia law required "jurors shall be chosen of the most able men of the county." Hence, William Ruske should have been a legal resident of Northumberland county, but the author found no other mention of such a man, and concluded that the name should have been recorded as Rust, not Ruske.

      William Rust appears to have been well educated fot the time, for unlike many of his neighbors and intimats, he always signed documents with his signature, never by mark.

      The will of William Rust, Westmoreland Co, VA, Nov 29, 1699, contains only the first paragraph. The court record reads, in part:
      "The last Will and Testament of Wm Rust decd was this day produced in Court and Jno Tanner & Simon Robins severally deposed that they see the said Wm Rust Signe Seale and declare the same to bee his last Will & Testam't and that hee was of perfect sence & memory at the same tyme to the best of their Judm's. A probate was grtd Sam'll & George Rust Executors therin named and the Will ordered to be Recorded."

      "Rust and Allied Families" by Eunice Plunkett Mesmer, 1939
      The exact date of birth of Wiliam Rust is not known, but it is places at about 1625, as he was married before 1662.
      The first mention of the name in Virginia is found in 1650 in the earlier annals of Cople Parish in Westmoreland County. William had two brothers, Henry and John, of which little is known.
      Some of the records of the activities of William Rust at that early date are:
      1670, May 25, acknowledges deed for Mary Cole
      1673-74, February 22, deed, Nicholas Jones to William Rust.
      1699, November 29, will (missing) proved, naming sons Samuel and George Rust, executors

      William Rust was married first to Anne Metcalfe and second to Matilda, the widow of Samuel Earle, Sr.

      1662, May 17, (Northumverland Co) Anne Rust appoints her friend, Samuel Bonam, her attorney to acknowledge for her a land transfer to William Landman,
      1673, Oct 27, deed, Samuel Earle to Anne, wife of William Rust.
      1693, Sept 27, Samuel Earle, Sr, acknowledges conveyance of land to William Rust, St, and wife
      1697, Nov 24, William Rust married Matilda Earle (sometime after this date). She married again (beofre July 25, 1705), John Bennett.
    Family ID F955  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha BUTLER,   d. Bef 25 Feb 1720 

    • Pioneer History of Meigs Co, OH to 1949:
      Samuel Rust, born Westmoreland co, Extensive landowner. Of age before June 27, 1695. His will was proven March 26, 1718.
      Married Martha _______. Her will proven Feb 25, 1720-30. (Double dates arise from shift in calendar)

      "Rust and Allied Families" by Eunice Plunkett Mesmer, 1939:
      Samuel Rust, 3rd son of William and Anne (Metcalfe) Rust was probably married twice, as the youngest son, Peter, is described as "one of the sons of Samuel Rust (by Martha his wife)" suggesting that there were others not by Martha. Martha's last name is not definitely known, but many authorities give it as Martha Butler. She was probably the mother of all the children born after 1700. Her will, Nov 3, 1726, was probated Feb 25, 1729.

      Samuel Rust:
      1695, June 27, --grand juror
      1701, Thomas & Eunice Thistlewheat of St Sepulchers, London, sell a tract to Samuel Rust and John Clements
      1715, Aug 16, Will, probates Mar 26, 1718, disposes of large estate in lands, etc

      "Rust of Virginia"
      The vestry of Yeocomico, Parish of Cople, Westmoreland County, VA, was established August 22, 1655, and a place of worship fixed to be succeeded by the building known as Yeocomico Church, built in 1706. . . Among the worshippers were Samuel Rust, Col Isaac Allerton, Capt John Newton

      Samuel Rust became an extensive land holder, owning at the time of his death some 170 acres.
      1709, Samuel was appointed "Surveyour of the Roads in this County to & from his Mill and it is ordered he cause the Same to be clear'd and repaired according to Law.
     1. John Rust,   b. Bef 1695,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. William Rust,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Anne Rust,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Jeremiah Rust,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Matthew Rust,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Benjamin Rust,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. George Rust,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Hannah Rust,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Capt. Peter RUST,   b. 1710/1,   d. Bef 1762  (Age < 50 years)
    Family ID F954  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S50] Pioneer History of Meigs Co, Oh to 1949.
      Page 406

    2. [S50] Pioneer History of Meigs Co, Oh to 1949.