Thursday, November 15, 2007

Virginia: Amherst County

Amherst County, Virginia was formed 1758 from Albermarle County


1767 April 7 Samuel Shannon to John Morrison, 175 acres branch of Rockfish near Blue Mountains, lines, Thomas Shannon, William Crow, William Simpson. Witnesses: James Dinwiddie, Joel Crawford, Robert Dinwiddie. (Bonnie Simpson Valko)


1775 February 6 Thomas Shannon of Fincastle, to Simon Ramsey of Amherst County, 75 acres, branch of Rockfish near the Blue Mts, lines of William Irvine. Witnesses: William Simpson, John Murrell, David Simpson, Allen Simpson. (Bonnie Simpson Valko)


1776 October 22 David Simpson was one of the signers of a petition of dissenters from the Church of England of Albermarle, Amherst and Buckingham (Simpson Families copy sent by Albert Carr)


1779 May 1 Alexander Henderson Sr. of Amherst County & Parish to Alexander Jr. for 100 pounds, 150 acres both sides of Rockfish, Lines James Henderson, mountain spur, Francis Meriwether, William Simpson, Alexander Patton. Witnesses: James and Andrew Henderson, James Dinwiddie. (Bonnie Simpson Valko)


1780 October 9 William Simpson contributed 42 sheaves of oats to the Revolutionary Army (Public Service Claims, Court Booklet 62-1922, p. 24, found by Bonnie Simpson Valko)


1780 October 24 William Simpson contributed 2 bushels of oats to the Rev. War effort (Public Service Claims, Court Booklet 62-1922, p. 24, found by Bonnie Simpson Valko)


1781 March 10 William Simpson contributed 1 peck of corn and hay and 2 horses to the Rev. War effort. (Public Service Claims, Court Booklet 62-1922, p. 24, found by Bonnie Simpson Valko)


1781 June 17 William Simpson contributed four diets to Revolutionary War effort. (Public Service Claims, Court Booklet 62-1922, p. 24, found by Bonnie Simpson Valko)


1781 June 19 William Simpson contributed 400 lbs. hay to the Rev. War effort (Public Service Claims, Court Booklet 62-1922, p. 24, found by Bonnie Simpson Valko)


1781 August 17 William Simpson contributed 3 bushels of corn for British prisoners of war (Public Service Claims, Court Booklet 62-1922, p. 24, found by Bonnie Simpson Valko)


1787 January 1 William Simpson died on Rockfish Branch, administrators bond, Agnes Simpson, David Simpson, Moses Hughes, Alexander Henderson (Book 3, page 22f - Bonnie Simpson-Valko)


1787 April 2 Inventory of the estate of William Simpson, admr bond: Agnes Simpson, David Simpson, Moses Hughes, Alexander Henderson (Book 3, page 32 – Bonnie Simpson Valko)


1789 September 26 David Simpson and wife Margaret and Agnes Simpson sold to Hudson Martin land on Rockfish River where David and Agnes Simpson were living and another tract of land purchased by William Simpson deceased. Witnesses: Nathaniel Clark, James Simpson, Nicholas M. Lewis, William Miller and Joseph Simpson. (Amherst Co., VA Deed Book F, 1785-1791 pages 454-455 found by Bonnie Simpson Valko)

1789 October 7 Order to Nathan Crawford, William Harris, and John Dawson to quiz Margaret, wife of David Simpson. (Bonnie Simpson Valko)

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