Updated March 3, 2016
Jeremiah Parker Rich [Reach] is the son of Timothy Rich. Jeremiah lives in Goochland near the Louisa county line. By 1762 he removes to Prince Edward. Below are a few records that relate to Jeremiah Parker Rich, chief among them are records that place Rich in relation to David McCormick.
20 Feb 1738
Accounts of estate of Timothy Rich, dec'd, by Catherine, Administratrix.
Debits; Mary Guinn, William Johnson, Henry Woody.
Childrens estate in hands of Abraham Venable.
Cow & heifer to Jeremiah Parker Rich.
Goochland County, VA, Deed Book 3, page 171
[The property of Timothy Rich was on Beaver Dam Creek in north western Goochland, very close to the Hanover & Louisa lines. This location was about 10 miles west of the Tuckahoe Creek]
18 Mar 1744
Jeremiah Parker Rich of parish St. James Northam, Goochland to Laundy Richardson of parish St. Martins in county of Hanover, 18 Mar 1744, £16, 100a in parish St. James Northam, Goochland, bd Constantine Perkins, a branch on Beverdam [sic] Cr called Meadowey Cr, the Mountain Road.
Wit: Thos Underwood, William Epperson, Edmund Daniel.
Rec: 19 Mar 1744.
Goochland County, VA, Deed Book 4, p. 506
7 Dec 1747
Jeremiah Parker Reach to Thomas Underwood
Goochland County, VA, Deed Book 5, p. 419
2 Aug 1748
William Atkinson of Goochland Co., VA to Jeremiah Parker Reach 50 acres, being in Goochland Co., VA
Goochland County, VA, Deed Book 5, page 479
3 Aug 1749
Between Jeremiah Parker Reach of the Parish of St. James in the county of Albemarle Black Smith of the one part & Epaphroditus GILLIAM of the Parish of St. Martin's in the county of Louisa planter of the other part a parcel in Parish of St. James Northam in the County of Goochland on the branches of Lickinghole Creek & bounded William Atkinson's . . .
15 Jun 1750
At a Council held June the fifteenth 1750
Jeremiah Parker Rich having enter'd a Caveat against John Young for Two Hundred Acres in Albemarle lying on Willis's Creek, for Reasons appearing to the Board, It is Order'd that the Plaintif have a Patent for the said Land
14 Feb 1756
Rich, Jeremiah. grantee.
Bedford County, 153 acres on both sides of Gills Creek.
Land Office Patents No. 32, 1752-1756 (v.1 & 2 p.1-715), p. 669 (Reel 30).
16 Aug 1756
Rich, Jeremiah. grantee. 100 acres on the south side of James River and on both sides of Willis’s River.
Land Office Patents No. 33, 1756-1761 (v.1, 2, 3 & 4 p.1-1095), p. 279 (Reel 31-32).
22 Aug 1759
Thomas Starke of Goochland County, Parish of St. James Northam to Jeremiah Reach of same, 75 acres Goochland County on branches of Treasure's Run, Wm Going's line, Joseph Whitehead's line, Wm Harris' line, John Cawthon's line, part of 400 acres granted Arthur Hopkins September 20, 1745 and conveyed to Thomas Starke.
18 Feb 1760
Alexander Fowler to William Hunter . . . 100 acres bordering Jeremiah Reach, W. Barrett, John Woodson, Mr. Cock
Wit: David Ross, Thomas Gordon, Jeremiah Reach; wife Sarah Fowler relinquishes dower right Goochland County, VA, Deed Book 8, page 92
20 May 1760
Jeremiah Reach sells to James Tuggle, 125 acres on Licking Hole Creek bounded by Thomas Starke, George Lovett, William Harris, and Joseph Whitehead
Wit: J. Mosely, Joseph Davis, John Page
Goochland County, VA, Deed Book 8, p. 87
12 Mar 1761
Jeremiah Parker Rich witnessed marriage of Wm. Clarkson and Martha Pledge. Other witnesses David Clarkson, Nathaniel Thompson, Thos. Jackson.
13 Apr. 1762
Jeremiah Reach and Mary his wife of Prince Edward to Alexander Baine of Henrico, 50 acres in Goochland on the East side of Beaverdam Creek, bounded by William Hunter, Col. Cocke; part of a larger tract formerly belonging to John Clarkson
Wit: Stoakes McCaul, John Davis, Richard Timberlake
Goochland County, VA, Deed Book 8, p. 300
This deed was witnessed by Jacob Oglesby, David McCormick and Andrew Hunter.
- Andrew Hunter is the father-in-law of Jeremiah Parker Rich.
- Jacob Oglesby suggests a connection to the GILLIAMs who married the Baileys of Albemarle. Jacob Oglesby married Ann Bailey and their son, Pleasant Bailey Oglesby married in 1787 in Albemarle Elizabeth GILLIAM, daughter of a John GILLIAM.
- David McCormick appears to be the same David McCormick mentioned in the Richard Gilliam Bible and on the waters of the Willis in Buckingham. Epaphroditus is also a witness for a deed between William McCormick and David Shelton.
This indenture made this third Day of August in the Year of our Lord Christ MDCCXLIX  Between Jeremiah Parker Reah of the Parish of St. James in the county of Albemarle Black Smith of the one part & Epaphroditus GILLIAM of the Parish of St. Martin's in the county of Louisa planter of the other part
Witnesseth that the said Jeremiah Parker Rich for and in consideration of the sum of Twenty three pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand will & truly paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged
Hath given, granted, bargained, sold, aliened, enfeoffed and confirmed and by these presents
Doth give, grant, bargain, sell, alien, enfeoff & confirm unto the said Epaphroditus GILLIAM & to his heirs & ensigns forever all that tract, seat, parcel of land & plantation of the said Jeremiah Parker Rich, scituate lying and being in the Parish of St. James Northam in the County of Goochland on the branches of Lickinghole Creek & bounded as followeth to wit:
Beginning at William Atkinson's corner pine running hence along his line, south fifth one & a half degrees, east one hundred & one poles to two pines in the said line, hence new lines north thirty six degrees east thirty six poles to pointers hence north thirty two & a half degrees east seventy one poles to a pine at the head of a branch, north seventy fives degrees, west forty poles to pointers south eighty one degrees, west ninety five poles to pointers in the South Atkinson’s line hence along the same south fourteen & a half degrees west twenty seven poles to the first station, containing by estimation fifty acres by the same more or less with all houses, orchards, gardens, fences, woods, underwoods, & all other appurtenances whatsoever to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining to have & to hold the said tract, seat, parcel of land & plantation of the said Jeremiah Parker Rich unto the said Epaphroditus GILLIAM and to his heirs, to the only roper use & behoof of the said Epaphroditus GILLIAM, his heirs & assigns forever and the said Jeremiah Parker Rich doth hereby covenant & grant for himself and his heirs and that he will warrant & defend the said land unto the said Epaphroditus GILLIAM and to his heirs & assigns forever.
In witness whereof the said Jeremiah Parker Rich hath hereunto set his hand & seal the day & year above written.
Sealed and delivered
Sig: Jeremiah Parker Reach, seal
in the presence of
Jacob Oglesby (his X mark)
Memorandum that on the day and _______ mentioned quiet and peaceable possession & seizen of the lands within mentioned was made & given by Jeremiah Parker Rich unto Epaphroditus GILLIAM according to the form and effect of the within written deed.
Jeremiah Parker Reach
in the presence of
Jacob Oglesby (his X mark)
At a court held for Goochland County Aug 15 1749. Jacob Oglesby, Davd McCormack and Andrew Hunter, prov'd this deed with the livery of seizin endorsed to be the acts of Deeds of Jeremiah Parker Reach, which was ordered to be recorded.
- Goochland County, VA, Deed Book ___, page ___.