West Virginia Pioneers

Sarah Ruth RUST

Female 1786 - 1864  (77 years)


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  • Name Sarah Ruth RUST 
    Nickname Sally 
    Born 4 Mar 1786  Loudoun County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 4 Feb 1864  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Rector Cemetery, Sherman, Jackson Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • 1800 Fauquier Co tax list - is one of these Sarah's father????
      Rust, Samuel Senr.1-3-3-0
      Rust, John 1-4-1-0
      Rust, Benjamin(James Rust) 2-4-3-1 1 stud horse
      Rust, Samuel Junr. 1-0-1-2

      1860 Jackson Co, Census, age 74 and blind, living with Levin.

      Confirmation of this line to William Brewster can be found in "Mayflower Ancestral Index, Vol 1" published by General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1981 and Sixteen Hundred Lines to Pilgrims, Lineage Book III" published by National Society of the Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims
    Person ID I69  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2017 

    Father James RUST,   b. Abt 1740, prob Richmond Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1800, prob Richmond Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Mary CRUMP,   b. 1755,   d. Aft 1800  (Age > 46 years) 
    Notes 

    • Pioneer History of Meigs Co, OH to 1949:

      James Rust (probably of age 1762) married Mary Crump who in 1800 was administratrix of his estate. Plantation: "Island", Richmond Co.

      1810 Fauquier Co tax list:
      Rust, Benjamin(James (Rust) 2-4-3-1 1 stud horse
      1 - free males over 16
      2 - horses owned
      3 - tithable slaves over 16
      4 - tithable slaves between 12 and 16

      1850 Wirt Co 258-258
      Rust, Mary, 60, VA
      Mary, 35
      Elizabeth, 27
      David, 20
      Charles, 18
      Susan, 17

      Virginia Marriages to 1800:
      Courtney, Peggy
      Rust, James Newton
      21 Feb 1798
      Virginia
      Westmoreland County
    Family ID F952  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charles RECTOR,   b. 24 Apr 1776, Fauquier County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1859, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 2 Jan 1814  [2
    Notes 

    • 1820 Wood, VA:
      Rector, Charles
      2m 0-10
      1m 26-45
      1f 0-10 Sally
      1f 16-26 ??
      1f 26-45

      1830 Wood, VA:
      Rector, Charles
      2m 10-15
      1m 50-60
      2f 5-10 Susan & Martha ??
      1f 10-15 Sally
      1f 40-50

      1840 Wood, VA
      Rector, Charles
      2m 20-30
      1m 60-70
      2f 15-20
      1f 20-30
      1f 40-50

      1850 Wirt Co; 303-303:
      Charles, 74, VA, farmer
      Sarah, 64, VA

      1860 Jackson VA
      Sarah, 74, blind, living with Levin
      1860 Mortality Sch
      Rector, Charles, 84, m, June, VA, old age, farmer

      JCDR
      Charles Rector, 6/26/1859; 83y 1m 28d; D - Jackson Co, Parent - Ben Rector; Born Jackson Co,
      ~~~
      Both buried Rector Cemetery, Sherman, Jackson Co, WV
      This cemetery is located on a hill above the Isaac Sherman house, and the hill is overgrown, the soil has slipped, there is no road or path up to the cemetery, and the locals advise visiting it in cooler weather when the copperheads are not around.

      Rector Charles Apr 24 1776-Jun 29 1859 b. Faquier Co VA s/o Benjamin Rector
      Rector Sallie Ruth wife of C. Rector Mar 4 1786-4 Feb 1864 mn Rust b. Loudon Co VA
      ~~~
      Sims Index: Wood County
      150 acres, Adj Rector & Blosser, 1820, Bk 1, pg 240

      History of Wirt Co, WV:

      First Court:
      . . . .the 4 Gentleman Justices who made up the first County Court were Henry Steed,
      William Sheppard, Thomas Boggs and Charles Rector 8 Apr 1848
      The first house of worship in the Town of Elizabeth . . .Baptist. . .Rev E Rector

      Pioneer History of Meigs Co, OH to 1949:
      Sarah Ruth Rust (Mar 4, 1786-Feb 4, 1864) married Charles Rector (Apr 24, 1776 - June 29, 1859) of Fauquier County, VA, January 2, 1814. They conveyed all rights in "Frog Hall" Westmoreland Co, and removed to western VA. High Sherrif of Wood Co, VA when it comprised the present Wirt and Pleasant Counties.

      Hardesty's History of Wirt Co WV 1882
      The First County Court
      In compliance with the act creating the new county, the first county court convened at the house of Alfred Baruchamp in the town of Elizabeth, on the 23 rd day of May 1848. The following justices were present, Viz: Henry Steed, Charles Rector, William Shepherd, Thomas Boggs, John P Thomasson, William R Goff, Silas B Seaman, William P Rathbone, Daniel Wilkinson and Alfred Beauchamp.

      John House "Pioneers of Wood Co"
      Benjamin Rector was of German descent, but the name does not so indicate, and settled in VA.
      A son, Charles, lived in Wirt Co, formerly Wood Co, until a few years before his death, which occured at the home of his son, Charles, in Jackson Co. He came from Fauquier Co soon after the War of 1812. He had a number of slaves and was Sheriff of Wood Co. Of his children:
      Susan m. Raleigh M Kyger
      Sarah m. William H Smith, their son William H m. a Jackson
      Martha m. a Sims
      Levin
      Steptoe
      A Rector married a Sherman and lived at Little Sandy. Charley Rector, who was a candidate for Sheriff of Jackson Co, was a grandson of the Charles Rector above, who must have moved to Jackson County in the '40s.
      Enoch Rector, the Baptist preacher, was a son of Thomas, brother of Benjamin. (This should be brother of Charles, sons of Benjamin)
    Children 
     1. Levin Ludwell RECTOR,   b. 20 Oct 1814, Fauquier County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1902, Probably at home Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Stephen Steptoe Rector,   b. 3 Sep 1816,   d. 4 Jan 1890  (Age 73 years)
     3. Susan E Rector,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Sarah 'Sally' Rector,   b. Abt 1819, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Martha Rector,   b. Abt 1829, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F136  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rector Cemetery, Sherman, Jackson Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Sarah Rust Rector
    Sarah Rust Rector
    Headstone

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] Gravestone.

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