The oldest record of the ANTILL family which originated in Virginia is a December 2, 1766 land deed.832
At the time he settled this homestead, Peter and his wife Ann were head of a full household - parents of three sons: Henry, Jacob, and Peter, and two daughters: Ruth Ann (called Ann) and Christine, the baby of the family.
The ANTLES lived along near Bullskin Run, a tributary of the Shenandoah river. [LDS records give conflicting years of birth for the first generation of ANTLE children, but they probably arrived in the following order: Ruth Ann, Henry, Jacob, Peter, and Christine and all were probably born between 1751 and 1762.]
In the traditional manner, Peter's 1769 will left one third of the family homestead - 145-1/3 acres - as dowry to his wife Ann, afterwards to pass to his youngest son Peter. The remaining two thirds of the original lot was transferred to Peter's older sons Henry and Jacob upon reaching maturity." [About the early 1770's] Peter ANTLE's oldest son Henry also married - a woman known to us as "Polly", though her given name was Mary. Beginning in 1772 Henry and Polly raised 10 children who bore them no fewer than 44 grandchildren. Henry was a particularly productive farmer who through his assistance provisioning the [Continental] army, he received a "Patriot" commendation as a non-military hero. For this he received a bounty grant of 200 acres along the Crocus Creek in Russell Co., Kentucky, which he would claim not many years hence."
"... Following Ann ANTLE's death in 1787, the three ANTLE brothers sold their land to speculator John SMITH. Then, along with the (John) DAWKINS family (Jacob's in-laws) and probably a STEWART family, they migrated their families to Kentucky, drawn by the government land grants to Jacob and Henry. Jacob's soldier's bounty of 100 acres was located in Henry County, south of the Green River......Henry ANTLE's bounty of 200 acres lay on Crocus Creek, further south in Russell County, Kentucky. Youngest brother Peter seems to have moved to nearby Fayette County."