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John Acuff Sr.Age: 66 years17391805

Name
John Acuff Sr.
Given names
John
Surname
Acuff
Name suffix
Sr.
Birth between 1739 and 1740 39 41
Military
French and Indian War

Note: He drew military pay, see Vol. 7 p. 224, Hennings Statues of VA.
Birth of a brotherCain Acuff
about 1740 (Age 12 months)
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Ingo
1748 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
The French & Indian War
between 1754 and 1763 (Age 15 years)

Note: The French and Indian War is the American name for the North American theater of the Seven Years War, fought primarily between the colonies of British America and New France - http://goo.gl/SiIuNc
Birth of a son
#1William Acuff
estimated 1765 (Age 26 years)

Birth of a daughter
#2Sarah Acuff
about 1766 (Age 27 years)

Death of a fatherChristopher C Acuff
July 10, 1766 (Age 27 years)

MarriageSarah “Sally” McConwayView this family
1767 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#3John Acuff Jr.
January 1, 1768 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#4Cain Acuff
1770 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776 (Age 36 years)

Note: In 1775, there was an epidemic of unknown cause in North America (especially New England,) followed in 1775-1776 by what is described as one of the worst worldwide influenza epidemics - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_epidemics
Birth of a son
#5Richard Acuff
1776 (Age 37 years)
Property
Henry County
September 1, 1780 (Age 41 years)
Note: Acuff, John. Publication 1 September 1780. Location: Henry County.
Note: The Acuff's also lived on Leatherwood Creek in Henry County, Virginia.
Historical Event
The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783 (Age 36 years)

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolution
Marriage of a childJoseph BurnettSarah AcuffView this family
1786 (Age 47 years)

Marriage of a childJohn Acuff Jr.Ann “Nancy” WatsonView this family
August 24, 1790 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1James W Acuff
March 4, 1791 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Sarah “Sally” Acuff
between 1792 and 1793 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Thomas D Acuff Sr.
March 12, 1793 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4John Acuff III
December 10, 1797 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 54 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Fever_Epidemic_of_1793
Birth of a grandson
#5David Acuff
December 26, 1799 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Benjamin C Acuff
1802 (Age 63 years)
Marriage of a childRichard AcuffMartha “Patsy” HaileyView this family
January 18, 1802 (Age 63 years)
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 64 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase
Death January 1, 1805 (Age 66 years)
Last change August 3, 201914:26:42

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1721
1 year
elder brother
15 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
5 years
himself
John Acuff Sr.
Birth: between 1739 and 1740 39 41Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
Death: January 1, 1805Puncheon Camp, Grainger, Tennessee, United States
2 years
brother
Cain Acuff
Birth: about 1740 40 42Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States
Death: about 1822Granger, Tennessee, United States
Family with Sarah “Sally” McConway - View this family
himself
John Acuff Sr.
Birth: between 1739 and 1740 39 41Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
Death: January 1, 1805Puncheon Camp, Grainger, Tennessee, United States
wife
Marriage: 1767Caroline, Virginia, United States
-1 years
son
2 years
daughter
2 years
son
3 years
son
Cain Acuff
Birth: 1770 31 25Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: 1821Tennessee, United States
7 years
son
Richard Acuff
Birth: 1776 37 31Henry, Virginia, United States
Death: September 7, 1836Grainger, Tennessee, United States

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Military
He drew military pay, see Vol. 7 p. 224, Hennings Statues of VA. Virginia Magazine & Biography reads, John Acuff made oath, he served as Sgt. under Capt. Munford in year 1763, under command of Col. Wm. Boyd, Vol.9, p.416. Abstracts...Wills 1767-1820 by Lela C. Adams, Basset, Virginia pg. 419, 6 Mar 1776, Pr:23 May 1776, LWT Robert Mc Conway being sick and weak. His wife Mary, only mentions one son and one daughter, son, John Mc Conway, daughter Sarah when she comes of age or marries. Wit: William Tunstall, JOHN ACUFF, James (X) Elkins.
Property
Acuff, John. Publication 1 September 1780. Location: Henry County. Description: 450 acres on the branches of Leatherwood Creek adjoining CHRISTOPHER BOWLING. . Source: Land Office Patents E, 1775-1776, 1780-1781 (v.2 p.463-930), p. 895 (Reel 46).
Property
The Acuff's also lived on Leatherwood Creek in Henry County, Virginia.
Note
He drew military pay, see Vol. 7 p. 224, Hennings Statues of VA. Virginia Magazine & Biography reads, John Acuff made oath, he served as Sgt. under Capt. Munford in year 1763, under command of Col. Wm. Boyd, Vol.9, p.416. Abstracts...Wills 1767-1820 by Lela C. Adams, Basset, Virginia pg. 419, 6 Mar 1776, Pr:23 May 1776, LWT Robert Mc Conway being sick and weak. His wife Mary, only mentions one son and one daughter, son, John Mc Conway, daughter Sarah when she comes of age or marries. Wit: William Tunstall, JOHN ACUFF, James (X) Elkins.