NameDavid Proffitt
Birth1730, St. James, Northam Parish, Goochland Co, VA
Death6 May 1803, Amherst County, VA
FatherSilvester Prophet (1698-1767)
MotherAlice Pleasants (1698-1771)
Misc. Notes
ID: I00465
Name: Augustine* PROFFITT 1 2
Sex: M
Birth: 17 JAN 1770 in Amherst Co, VA
Death: BEF 20 JUN 1803 in Amherst Co, VA
Reference Number: 136

Father: David* PROFFITT b: ABT 1730 in Goochland Co, VA
Mother: Elizabeth* SMITH b: ABT 1736 in Goochland Co, VA

Marriage 1 Elizabeth "Betsy"* ROBERTSON b: AFT 1770 in Amherst Co, VA
Married: AFT 22 NOV 1790 in Amherst Co, VA 2
Children
David* PROFFITT b: ABT 1795 in Amherst Co, VA
Augustine PROFFITT b: ABT 1798 in Amherst Co, VA

Sources:
Title: The Wills of Amherst Co, VA 1761-1865
Author: The Rev. Bailey Fulton Davis
Publication: Southern Historical Press, Inc., Easley, SC, 1985
Repository:
Note: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Call Number: UVA F232.A55D35 1985
Media: Book
Page: p. 289
Title: Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst Co, VA
1763-1800
Author: Comp. William Montgomery Sweeny
Publication: Clearfield Publishing Co
Repository:
Note: DAR Library, Washington, DC
Call Number:
Media: Book
Page: p. 62



272. David Proffitt, born Abt. 1730 in St. James, Northam Parish, Goochland Co., Va.; died May 06, 1803 in Amherst Co., Va.. He was the son of 544. Sylvester Prophet/Proffitt and 545. Alice Pleasants. He married 273. Elizabeth Smith April 07, 1757 in St. James Northam Parish, Goochland Co., Va..
273. Elizabeth Smith, born Abt. 1736 in Goochland Co., Va.; died May 24, 1793 in Amherst Co., Va..

Notes for David Proffitt:

There will be repetiton in the following notes as I have not sorted through them as yet.

David Proffitt

Generation No. 1


1. DAVID2 PROFFITT (SYLVESTER (PROPHET)1)1,2,3 was born Abt. 1730 in St.
James Northam Parish, Goochland Co., Virginia, and died May 06, 1803 in
Amherst County, Virginia. He married ELIZABETH SMITH3,4 April 07, 1757 in
St. James Northam Parish, Goochland Co., Virginia. She was born Abt. 1736
in Goochland, Virginia, and died May 24, 1793 in Amherst County, Virginia.


Notes for DAVID PROFFITT:
Per Connie Proffitt 10/20/98 forwarding notes from Clint Proffitt
David Prophet moved to Amherst Co, Virginia where his will was probated in
1803 This is Clints branch


In 1800, the father, David Proffitt was responsible for 2 males 21+.
In 1801, the name of Rowland first appears and John is only responsible
for 1 male 21+. I suspect this is probably Rowland. In 1800 at 21 or
22, his birth year is probably 1778 or 1779. The above tax records are
for Amherst County, VA. Nelson County had not been formed yet. Nelson
was not formed until 1807-1808.


The tax records here at the library on microfilm begin with 1782 for
Amherst County. David Proffitt was responsible for tax on 2 males 21
and above. Since we know the birth of his son, John on 9 July 1760 in
Goochland Co and John is not listed separately this would make the 2
males above 21. This continues until the tax year 1787. On the 1787
tax roll, John is listed separately and David in addition is
responsible for 2 males above 21. I believe this to be the next son,
David born in the family about 1766. This would be the David who
married Sarah Robertson on 21 July 1787 in Amherst. He would have been
21 at his marriage. The tax records for the rest of the males are
outlined above. From these tax records I have a list of the males born
to David and Elizabeth (Smith) Proffitt in order, as follows, based on
the tax records.


John Proffitt
b. 9 July 1760
first married Margaret Welch, second to Mary Hopper


David Proffitt
b. 1766
married 21 July 1787 to Sarah Robertson


Augustin (Austin) Proffitt
b. 17 January 1770


Jesse Proffitt
b. 1771
married 29 January 1798 to Elizabeth Ball


Randolph Proffitt
b. about 1773
married 7 July 1795 to Milly Ball


Rowland Proffit
b. about 1778-1779
married 8 December 1807 to Keziah Ball


The Ball girls are all daughters of John and Elizabeth Ball.


The daughters of John and Elizabeth (Smith) Proffitt would fall in
between the years for the sons and in what order they were I don't
know. I haven't seen anyone working on the Sally and William Joslin;
Susanna nd Jos. Wilcher; Molly and Duncan Cameron families yet. We can
only hope that descendants of some of these families will come forth
someday and provide us with some additional help.


If anyone has any questions, please feel free to get in touch with me.


Fred Davis


Subject:
David Proffitt Records
Date:
Wed, 2 Aug 2000 19:50:22 EDT
From:
Elaine1007@aol.com
To:
PROFFITT-L@rootsweb.com




This is fairly long, but I just compiled my records of Sylvester's son,
David, (Nelson County), my ggggg-grandfather, and thought someone might
find
it useful.


David Proffitt Records
from Amherst County Deeds by Bailey Davis


4 July 1763 Charles McAnally to David Profitt (Tillotson Parish in
Buckingham
County) for L30, 100 acres on branch, south fork of Rockfish River and
Findley's Mt.


5 March 1764 David Prophet (Amherst) to James Mathews (Amherst) for
L20,
100 acres.Part of 371 acres patented by Hugh Willoughby at Williamsburg on
7
Aug 1761. South fork of Rockfish River.


Hugh Willoughby tract: Willoughby patented 371 acres in 1761 on the
Rockfish
River. He sold 100 acres 1 March 1762 to Charles Tate
He sold 100 acres on 9 March 1762 to Charles McAnally.
He sold the remaining 171 acres 5 Sept 1763 to Henry Key.
David Proffitt bought McAnally's acreage in 1763 and sold
it
in 1764.


David Proffitt, who had married Elizabeth Smith in 1757, evidently lived
for
a time in Buckingham County before buying land and moving to Amherst
County
(the part that became Nelson County in 1807).


David also owned a tract of land (180 acres) that was part of his estate
when
he died. There are records of a dispute about the sale of the land on 4
Jan
1806 to Rowland Proffitt, one of his sons, for L160. Suit: John, Randolph,

Jesse, Rowland, Elizabeth, Nancy, Molly and husband Duncan Cameron, and
grandchildren David and Austin (children of Augustine) vs. William Joslin
and
wife Sally Proffitt, Joseph Wilcher and wife Susanna Proffitt, and David
Proffitt, Jr. The court decreed that the land be sold. Land was located on

south branch of Rucker's Run and Berry Mt.


John and Rowland, administrators for their father's estate, had sold the
land
for L188 to Jesse Proffitt 31 October 1803. Jesse issued a deed of trust
to
Daniel Higginbotham 4 Nov 1803, with a debt due John and Rowland Proffitt,
5
shillings(?). Deed of trust included stock, furniture, etc. The family
dispute evidently arose out of whatever arrangement John, Rowland, and
Jesse
had made. It went to court and was settled 11 Jan 1806 with the sale to
Rowland. (Shelton Crosthwait and James Murphy were the commissioners for
the
court who finalized the sale to Rowland.)


David is also listed in voter rolls in 1789 for Amherst County. James
Madison
was running against James Monroe for the U. S. Congress (the first to be
elected under the new Constitution), Albermarle District. Monroe carried
the
Amherst area, and David voted for Monroe. However, Madison won the
election.
Patrick Henry, a political opponent of Madison's, had engineered the race
by
Monroe, but his plan to keep Madison out of the Congress failed.
David also voted for William Cabell, Jr., for the General Assembly and for

William Cabell, Sr., for a local office (record is unclear which office).


There is also an early record of Goochland County Tithables, which lists
"David Prophete" as living with James Gresham. James paid the tax for
himself, David, and two slaves - 1751. (Because James Gresham also had
James
Proffitt living with him for a time, I think there may be some family
connection. Gresham also was a witness to Sylvester's will and was named
with
his son as executors of the will.)


Tax Rolls:
1800: David Proffitt: 2 tithable white males, 2 horses, 2 slaves over 16
Also listed are his sons Randolph, Jesse, John
1801: David Proffitt: 1 tithable male
Also listed are his sons Rowland, Randolph, Jesse, John
In 1803, the estate of David Proffitt is listed on the tax rolls. David
evidently died early in 1803.


Amherst County Will Book 4, p. 117:
The estate of David Proffitt is inventoried by Shelton Crosthwait, Charles

Edmunds, Zachary White. Administrators are John and Rowland Proffitt and
James Murphy. A guardian bond is filed for Betsy Proffitt to be guardian
of
David and Augustine Proffitt, orphans of Augustine Proffitt. The estate of

David Proffitt is valued at L262, 6 shillings, 9 pence.


There is no record yet found of the death of Elizabeth Smith. She must
have
preceded David in death, as she is not mentioned in his will.


The land mentioned in the lawsuit of David's children was on the south
fork
of Rucker's Run. That is located east of Route 29N between Colleen and
Lovingston in Nelson County.


I hope someone finds the information useful.
Elaine Hyman Owens






Children of DAVID PROFFITT and ELIZABETH SMITH are:
i. JOHN3 PROFFITT, b. July 09, 1760, Goochland County, Virginia;
d. 1840, Nelson County, Virginia; m. (1) MARGARET WELCH, April 29, 1785,
Amherst County, Virginia; m. (2) MARY HOPPER, November 04, 1788, Amherst
Co., Virginia.
ii. ELIZABETH C. PROFFITT, b. Abt. 1762, Amherst Co., Virginia;
d. March 22, 1855, Putnam Co., West Virginia; m. JOSEPH BRIDGET, June 18,
1821, Amherst Co., Virginia.
iii. MARY "MOLLY" PROFFITT, b. January 31, 1764, Goochland
County, Virginia; m. DUNCAN CAMERON, SR., May 20, 1801, Amherst Co.,
Virginia.
iv. ROWLAND PROFFITT, b. Abt. 1765, Goochland Co., Virginia; d.
October 20, 1834, Amherst Co., Virginia; m. KEZIAH BALL, November 08,
1807, Amherst Co., Virginia.
v. SALLY PROFFITT, b. Abt. 1766, Amherst County, Virginia; m.
WILLIAM JOSLIN.
vi. DAVID PROFFITT, JR., b. Abt. 1768, Amherst County, Virginia;
d. Bet. 1830 - 1840, Van Buren County, Missouri; m. SARAH ROBERTSON, July
21, 1787, Amherst County, Virginia; b. Abt. 1770, Virginia; d. Van Buren
County, Missouri.


Notes for DAVID PROFFITT, JR.:
Marriage Bonds Amherst Co, VA
Profitt, David, Jr., bachelor and Sarah Robertson, spinster, July 21,
1787. John Proffitt, surety. consent of his father, David Profitt.
Consent of her father, Robert Robinson
1809 Tax List Green Co, TN
1830 Census Layfayette Co., MO


vii. SUSANNA PROFFITT, b. Abt. 1769, Amherst County, Virginia; m.
JAMES WILCHER.
viii. AUGUSTINE PROFFIT, b. January 17, 1770, Amherst Co.,
Virginia; d. Bef. June 20, 1803, Amherst Co., Virginia; m. ELIZABETH
"BETSY" ROBERTSON, November 22, 1790, Amherst Co., Virginia; b. Amherst
County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1810, Franklin County, Virginia.
ix. JESSE S. PROFFITT, b. Abt. 1773, Amherst, Virginia; d.
October 20, 1815, Gleason's Gap, Nelson County, Virginia; m. (1) ELIZABETH
BALL, January 29, 1798; m. (2) JANE BRYANT, March 28, 1804, Amhurst,
Nelson County, Virginia; b. September 15, 1783, Shuvanna, Nelson County,
Virginia; d. August 09, 1878, Gulf's Ford, Nelson County, Virginia.
x. RANDOLPH PROFFITT, b. Abt. 1775, Amherst Co., Virginia; d.
October 18, 1819, Amherst Co., Virginia; m. MILLY BALL, July 07, 1795,
Amherst, Virginia.
xi. NANCY PROFFITT, b. Abt. 1782, Goochland County, Virginia.




Endnotes


1. "Reb" Proffit <REBPROFFIT@aol.com>.
2. Fred Davis, Dallas, Texas.
3. Prophet Progeny by Bonnie Mann.
4. Fred Davis, Dallas, Texas.

----------------------------

Notes for DAVID PROFFITT:
Per Connie Proffitt 10/20/98 forwarding notes from Clint Proffitt
David Prophet moved to Amherst Co, Virginia where his will was probated in
1803 This is Clints branch


In 1800, the father, David Proffitt was responsible for 2 males 21+.
In 1801, the name of Rowland first appears and John is only responsible
for 1 male 21+. I suspect this is probably Rowland. In 1800 at 21 or
22, his birth year is probably 1778 or 1779. The above tax records are
for Amherst County, VA. Nelson County had not been formed yet. Nelson
was not formed until 1807-1808.


The tax records here at the library on microfilm begin with 1782 for
Amherst County. David Proffitt was responsible for tax on 2 males 21
and above. Since we know the birth of his son, John on 9 July 1760 in
Goochland Co and John is not listed separately this would make the 2
males above 21. This continues until the tax year 1787. On the 1787
tax roll, John is listed separately and David in addition is
responsible for 2 males above 21. I believe this to be the next son,
David born in the family about 1766. This would be the David who
married Sarah Robertson on 21 July 1787 in Amherst. He would have been
21 at his marriage. The tax records for the rest of the males are
outlined above. From these tax records I have a list of the males born
to David and Elizabeth (Smith) Proffitt in order, as follows, based on
the tax records.


John Proffitt
b. 9 July 1760
first married Margaret Welch, second to Mary Hopper


David Proffitt
b. 1766
married 21 July 1787 to Sarah Robertson


Augustin (Austin) Proffitt
b. 17 January 1770


Jesse Proffitt
b. 1771
married 29 January 1798 to Elizabeth Ball


Randolph Proffitt
b. about 1773
married 7 July 1795 to Milly Ball


Rowland Proffit
b. about 1778-1779
married 8 December 1807 to Keziah Ball


The Ball girls are all daughters of John and Elizabeth Ball.


The daughters of John and Elizabeth (Smith) Proffitt would fall in
between the years for the sons and in what order they were I don't
know. I haven't seen anyone working on the Sally and William Joslin;
Susanna nd Jos. Wilcher; Molly and Duncan Cameron families yet. We can
only hope that descendants of some of these families will come forth
someday and provide us with some additional help.


If anyone has any questions, please feel free to get in touch with me.


Fred Davis


Subject:
David Proffitt Records
Date:
Wed, 2 Aug 2000 19:50:22 EDT
From:
Elaine1007@aol.com
To:
PROFFITT-L@rootsweb.com




This is fairly long, but I just compiled my records of Sylvester's son,
David, (Nelson County), my ggggg-grandfather, and thought someone might
find
it useful.


David Proffitt Records
from Amherst County Deeds by Bailey Davis


4 July 1763 Charles McAnally to David Profitt (Tillotson Parish in
Buckingham
County) for L30, 100 acres on branch, south fork of Rockfish River and
Findley's Mt.


5 March 1764 David Prophet (Amherst) to James Mathews (Amherst) for
L20,
100 acres.Part of 371 acres patented by Hugh Willoughby at Williamsburg on
7
Aug 1761. South fork of Rockfish River.


Hugh Willoughby tract: Willoughby patented 371 acres in 1761 on the
Rockfish
River. He sold 100 acres 1 March 1762 to Charles Tate
He sold 100 acres on 9 March 1762 to Charles McAnally.
He sold the remaining 171 acres 5 Sept 1763 to Henry Key.
David Proffitt bought McAnally's acreage in 1763 and sold
it
in 1764.


David Proffitt, who had married Elizabeth Smith in 1757, evidently lived
for
a time in Buckingham County before buying land and moving to Amherst
County
(the part that became Nelson County in 1807).


David also owned a tract of land (180 acres) that was part of his estate
when
he died. There are records of a dispute about the sale of the land on 4
Jan
1806 to Rowland Proffitt, one of his sons, for L160. Suit: John, Randolph,

Jesse, Rowland, Elizabeth, Nancy, Molly and husband Duncan Cameron, and
grandchildren David and Austin (children of Augustine) vs. William Joslin
and
wife Sally Proffitt, Joseph Wilcher and wife Susanna Proffitt, and David
Proffitt, Jr. The court decreed that the land be sold. Land was located on

south branch of Rucker's Run and Berry Mt.


John and Rowland, administrators for their father's estate, had sold the
land
for L188 to Jesse Proffitt 31 October 1803. Jesse issued a deed of trust
to
Daniel Higginbotham 4 Nov 1803, with a debt due John and Rowland Proffitt,
5
shillings(?). Deed of trust included stock, furniture, etc. The family
dispute evidently arose out of whatever arrangement John, Rowland, and
Jesse
had made. It went to court and was settled 11 Jan 1806 with the sale to
Rowland. (Shelton Crosthwait and James Murphy were the commissioners for
the
court who finalized the sale to Rowland.)


David is also listed in voter rolls in 1789 for Amherst County. James
Madison
was running against James Monroe for the U. S. Congress (the first to be
elected under the new Constitution), Albermarle District. Monroe carried
the
Amherst area, and David voted for Monroe. However, Madison won the
election.
Patrick Henry, a political opponent of Madison's, had engineered the race
by
Monroe, but his plan to keep Madison out of the Congress failed.
David also voted for William Cabell, Jr., for the General Assembly and for

William Cabell, Sr., for a local office (record is unclear which office).


There is also an early record of Goochland County Tithables, which lists
"David Prophete" as living with James Gresham. James paid the tax for
himself, David, and two slaves - 1751. (Because James Gresham also had
James
Proffitt living with him for a time, I think there may be some family
connection. Gresham also was a witness to Sylvester's will and was named
with
his son as executors of the will.)


Tax Rolls:
1800: David Proffitt: 2 tithable white males, 2 horses, 2 slaves over 16
Also listed are his sons Randolph, Jesse, John
1801: David Proffitt: 1 tithable male
Also listed are his sons Rowland, Randolph, Jesse, John
In 1803, the estate of David Proffitt is listed on the tax rolls. David
evidently died early in 1803.


Amherst County Will Book 4, p. 117:
The estate of David Proffitt is inventoried by Shelton Crosthwait, Charles

Edmunds, Zachary White. Administrators are John and Rowland Proffitt and
James Murphy. A guardian bond is filed for Betsy Proffitt to be guardian
of
David and Augustine Proffitt, orphans of Augustine Proffitt. The estate of

David Proffitt is valued at L262, 6 shillings, 9 pence.


There is no record yet found of the death of Elizabeth Smith. She must
have
preceded David in death, as she is not mentioned in his will.


The land mentioned in the lawsuit of David's children was on the south
fork
of Rucker's Run. That is located east of Route 29N between Colleen and
Lovingston in Nelson County.


I hope someone finds the information useful.
Elaine Hyman Owens






Children of DAVID PROFFITT and ELIZABETH SMITH are:
i. JOHN3 PROFFITT, b. July 09, 1760, Goochland County, Virginia;
d. 1840, Nelson County, Virginia; m. (1) MARGARET WELCH, April 29, 1785,
Amherst County, Virginia; m. (2) MARY HOPPER, November 04, 1788, Amherst
Co., Virginia.
ii. ELIZABETH C. PROFFITT, b. Abt. 1762, Amherst Co., Virginia;
d. March 22, 1855, Putnam Co., West Virginia; m. JOSEPH BRIDGET, June 18,
1821, Amherst Co., Virginia.
iii. MARY "MOLLY" PROFFITT, b. January 31, 1764, Goochland
County, Virginia; m. DUNCAN CAMERON, SR., May 20, 1801, Amherst Co.,
Virginia.
iv. ROWLAND PROFFITT, b. Abt. 1765, Goochland Co., Virginia; d.
October 20, 1834, Amherst Co., Virginia; m. KEZIAH BALL, November 08,
1807, Amherst Co., Virginia.
v. SALLY PROFFITT, b. Abt. 1766, Amherst County, Virginia; m.
WILLIAM JOSLIN.
vi. DAVID PROFFITT, JR., b. Abt. 1768, Amherst County, Virginia;
d. Bet. 1830 - 1840, Van Buren County, Missouri; m. SARAH ROBERTSON, July
21, 1787, Amherst County, Virginia; b. Abt. 1770, Virginia; d. Van Buren
County, Missouri.


Notes for DAVID PROFFITT, JR.:
Marriage Bonds Amherst Co, VA
Profitt, David, Jr., bachelor and Sarah Robertson, spinster, July 21,
1787. John Proffitt, surety. consent of his father, David Profitt.
Consent of her father, Robert Robinson
1809 Tax List Green Co, TN
1830 Census Layfayette Co., MO


vii. SUSANNA PROFFITT, b. Abt. 1769, Amherst County, Virginia; m.
JAMES WILCHER.
viii. AUGUSTINE PROFFIT, b. January 17, 1770, Amherst Co.,
Virginia; d. Bef. June 20, 1803, Amherst Co., Virginia; m. ELIZABETH
"BETSY" ROBERTSON, November 22, 1790, Amherst Co., Virginia; b. Amherst
County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1810, Franklin County, Virginia.
ix. JESSE S. PROFFITT, b. Abt. 1773, Amherst, Virginia; d.
October 20, 1815, Gleason's Gap, Nelson County, Virginia; m. (1) ELIZABETH
BALL, January 29, 1798; m. (2) JANE BRYANT, March 28, 1804, Amhurst,
Nelson County, Virginia; b. September 15, 1783, Shuvanna, Nelson County,
Virginia; d. August 09, 1878, Gulf's Ford, Nelson County, Virginia.
x. RANDOLPH PROFFITT, b. Abt. 1775, Amherst Co., Virginia; d.
October 18, 1819, Amherst Co., Virginia; m. MILLY BALL, July 07, 1795,
Amherst, Virginia.
xi. NANCY PROFFITT, b. Abt. 1782, Goochland County, Virginia.




Endnotes


1. "Reb" Proffit <REBPROFFIT@aol.com>.
2. Fred Davis, Dallas, Texas.
3. Prophet Progeny by Bonnie Mann.
4. Fred Davis, Dallas, Texas.









Subject:
David Proffitt Records
Date:
Wed, 2 Aug 2000 19:50:22 EDT
From:
Elaine1007@aol.com
To:
PROFFITT-L@rootsweb.com




This is fairly long, but I just compiled my records of Sylvester's son,
David, (Nelson County), my ggggg-grandfather, and thought someone might
find
it useful.


David Proffitt Records
from Amherst County Deeds by Bailey Davis


4 July 1763 Charles McAnally to David Profitt (Tillotson Parish in
Buckingham
County) for L30, 100 acres on branch, south fork of Rockfish River and
Findley's Mt.


5 March 1764 David Prophet (Amherst) to James Mathews (Amherst) for
L20,
100 acres.Part of 371 acres patented by Hugh Willoughby at Williamsburg on
7
Aug 1761. South fork of Rockfish River.


Hugh Willoughby tract: Willoughby patented 371 acres in 1761 on the
Rockfish
River. He sold 100 acres 1 March 1762 to Charles Tate
He sold 100 acres on 9 March 1762 to Charles McAnally.
He sold the remaining 171 acres 5 Sept 1763 to Henry Key.
David Proffitt bought McAnally's acreage in 1763 and sold
it
in 1764.


David Proffitt, who had married Elizabeth Smith in 1757, evidently lived
for
a time in Buckingham County before buying land and moving to Amherst
County
(the part that became Nelson County in 1807).


David also owned a tract of land (180 acres) that was part of his estate
when
he died. There are records of a dispute about the sale of the land on 4
Jan
1806 to Rowland Proffitt, one of his sons, for L160. Suit: John, Randolph,

Jesse, Rowland, Elizabeth, Nancy, Molly and husband Duncan Cameron, and
grandchildren David and Austin (children of Augustine) vs. William Joslin
and
wife Sally Proffitt, Joseph Wilcher and wife Susanna Proffitt, and David
Proffitt, Jr. The court decreed that the land be sold. Land was located on

south branch of Rucker's Run and Berry Mt.


John and Rowland, administrators for their father's estate, had sold the
land
for L188 to Jesse Proffitt 31 October 1803. Jesse issued a deed of trust
to
Daniel Higginbotham 4 Nov 1803, with a debt due John and Rowland Proffitt,
5
shillings(?). Deed of trust included stock, furniture, etc. The family
dispute evidently arose out of whatever arrangement John, Rowland, and
Jesse
had made. It went to court and was settled 11 Jan 1806 with the sale to
Rowland. (Shelton Crosthwait and James Murphy were the commissioners for
the
court who finalized the sale to Rowland.)


David is also listed in voter rolls in 1789 for Amherst County. James
Madison
was running against James Monroe for the U. S. Congress (the first to be
elected under the new Constitution), Albermarle District. Monroe carried
the
Amherst area, and David voted for Monroe. However, Madison won the
election.
Patrick Henry, a political opponent of Madison's, had engineered the race
by
Monroe, but his plan to keep Madison out of the Congress failed.
David also voted for William Cabell, Jr., for the General Assembly and for

William Cabell, Sr., for a local office (record is unclear which office).


There is also an early record of Goochland County Tithables, which lists
"David Prophete" as living with James Gresham. James paid the tax for
himself, David, and two slaves - 1751. (Because James Gresham also had
James
Proffitt living with him for a time, I think there may be some family
connection. Gresham also was a witness to Sylvester's will and was named
with
his son as executors of the will.)


Tax Rolls:
1800: David Proffitt: 2 tithable white males, 2 horses, 2 slaves over 16
Also listed are his sons Randolph, Jesse, John
1801: David Proffitt: 1 tithable male
Also listed are his sons Rowland, Randolph, Jesse, John
In 1803, the estate of David Proffitt is listed on the tax rolls. David
evidently died early in 1803.


Amherst County Will Book 4, p. 117:
The estate of David Proffitt is inventoried by Shelton Crosthwait, Charles

Edmunds, Zachary White. Administrators are John and Rowland Proffitt and
James Murphy. A guardian bond is filed for Betsy Proffitt to be guardian
of
David and Augustine Proffitt, orphans of Augustine Proffitt. The estate of

David Proffitt is valued at L262, 6 shillings, 9 pence.


There is no record yet found of the death of Elizabeth Smith. She must
have
preceded David in death, as she is not mentioned in his will.


The land mentioned in the lawsuit of David's children was on the south
fork
of Rucker's Run. That is located east of Route 29N between Colleen and
Lovingston in Nelson County.


I hope someone finds the information useful.
Elaine Hyman Owens







iv. WILLIAM PROFFITT25,26, b. 1732, St. James Northam Parish,
Goochland Co., Virginia; d. Aft. March 18, 1812, Goochland Co., Virginia;
m. SARAH THURSTON, September 12, 1762, St. James Northam Parish, Goochland
Co., Virginia27; b. April 27, 1743, Virginia; d. Aft. 1777, Virginia.
v. JAMES PROFFITT28, b. 1734, St. James Northam Parish, Goochland
Co., Virginia.
vi. ANNE PROFFITT28, b. 1736, St. James Northam Parish, Goochland
Co., Virginia; m. MR. EMMERY/SUMMERY, Bef. 1767, St. James Northam Parish,
Goochland Co., Virginia.
vii. ELIZABETH PROFFITT28, b. 1738, St. James Northam Parish,
Goochland Co., Virginia; d. Bef. 1767, St. James Northam Parish, Goochland
Co., Virginia; m. THOMAS HOPPER, May 19, 1754, Goochland Co., Virginia.




Endnotes


1. Bonnie Mann, "Prophet Progeny".
2. David Dobson, "The Original Scots Colonists of Early America
1612-1873".
3. Ruth Proffitt Gregory.
4. James "Jim" Proffitt.
5. Clinton Proffitt.
6. Mary A. Old.
7. Juanita Hurst.
8. Fred Davis, Dallas, Texas.
9. Dover Church by Rev. William Douglas
10. Ashe County, North Carolina Heritage Book.
11. "Proffitt Families in Ashe County, North Carolina descended from John
Proffitt".
12. Federal census & court house records of Ashe & Wilkes Counties.
13. Juanita Hurst.
14. Mary A. Old.
15. James "Jim" Proffitt.
16. Fred Davis, Dallas, Texas.
17. Juanita Hurst.
18. James "Jim" Proffitt.
19. Fred Davis, Dallas, Texas.
20. St. James Northern Church
21. "Reb" Proffit <REBPROFFIT@aol.com>.
22. Fred Davis, Dallas, Texas.
23. Prophet Progeny by Bonnie Mann.
24. Fred Davis, Dallas, Texas.
25. Prophet Progeny by Bonnie Mann.
26. Fred Davis, Dallas, Texas.
27. Dover Church
28. Fred Davis, Dallas, Texas.


Children of David Proffitt and Elizabeth Smith are:
136 i. Augustine Proffitt, born January 17, 1770 in Amherst Co., Va.; died Bef. June 20, 1803 in Amherst Co., Va.; married Elizabeth (Betsy) Robertson Aft. November 22, 1790 in Amherst Co., Va..
ii. John Proffitt, born July 09, 1760.
iii. Mary Polly Proffitt, born January 31, 1764.
iv. Sally Proffitt, born Abt. 1766.
v. David Proffitt, born Abt. 1768.
vi. Susanna Proffitt, born Abt. 1769.
vii. Jesse Proffitt, born Abt. 1773.
viii. Randolph Proffitt, born Abt. 1775.
ix. Rowland Proffitt, born Abt. 1778.
x. Elizabeth Proffitt, born Abt. 1780.
xi. Nancy Proffitt, born Abt. 1782.
Spouses
Birth1736, Goochland Co, VA
Death24 May 1793, Amherst County, VA
Marriage7 Apr 1757, St. James, Northam Parish, Goochland Co, VA
ChildrenAugustine (1770-1815)
 John (1760-1840)
 Rowland (1765-1834)
 Jesse S (1773-1825)
 Randolph (1775-1815)
 Elizabeth C. (1762-1855)
 Mary (1764-)
 Sally (1766-)
 Nancy (1782-)
 Susanna (1769-)
 David (1768-)
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