Notes for Samuel Rixey

****Listed next to Presley (his son) in 1850 Census******
!US Census 1850 (24 August) Virginia, Culpeper Co., Roll M432_941, Sheet 461, page 231A, lines 30-34: Samuel Rixey (b. 1780 - 70 - in VA - Occ: Farmer - Property Value $20000). Children listed (born in VA) are: Alice (dau b. 1834 - 16); Samuel R., Jr. (son b. 1836 - 14). Others listed are Horace W. Finks (b. 1824 - 26 - in VA - Occ: Farmer) married to Lucy B. (b. 1829 - 21 - in VA)

!US Census 1860 (12 June) Virginia, Culpeper Co., Northern Division, Homeland PO, Roll M653_1341, Sheet 1, Page 795, House No. 6-4, Lines 17-18: Saml Rixey, Jr. (b. 1837 - 23 - in Culpeper, VA - Occ: Farmer - Property Value $35,000 + $22,250). ALSO LISTED is: Sam Rixey, Sr. (b. 1780 - 80 - in Fauquier, VA)

He is believed to be a twin with Presley. They were born in Fauquier Co.,VA

Samuel Rixey, Sr. owned considerable property. Two pieces of property near Marshall (then called Salem) one of these was known as "Pleasant Grove" and the other was his home called "Grafton". The owner of the house in 1925 was John
Ramey. The property know as Grafton was purchased from Catesby Graham for the consideration of $1,400 "current money of Virginia" and is described as the lot or parcel of land whereon the said Catesby Graham formerly lived. It was 204.75 acres of land. The deed was dated 11 Jan 1800 and signed by Catesby Graham and witnessed by J. Hunton, Andrew M. Chancellor (son-in-law of Richard Rixey, Jr.), Richard Rixey, Jr. (Richard Rixey, III), and Samuel Rixey. (Deed Book 14, pg 744, Fauquier Co. Records)

He also bought "Hilly Farm" in Culpeper Co. about two miles north of the town of Culpeper, VA on 20 Sept. 1817 for $19,700 of which $12,333 was paid in cash and a deed of trust was given for the remainder ($7,367). This property was about 980 acres was made up of several tracts of land and was purchased from John S. Barbour and Eliza, his wife. The deed is recorded in Culpeper, VA in Deed Book JJ, page 125 and the deed of trust on page 127. The witnesses to the
deed were: Thomas W. Lightfoot, Richard Norris, Robert Pemberton, Daniel Smith, Jeremiah Strother and James Green. Samuel was about 37 at the time of purchase.

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