Thursday, November 15, 2007

Virginia: Augusta County

Augusta County, Virginia was formed 1738-45 from Orange County

1746 March 8 James Simpson was appointed to work on a road ordered from Cowpasture to Carter’s Mill

1747-1759 James Simpson was appraiser of estates (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1750 August 28 James Simpson was on a list of “Added to tithables” (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1751 November 15 James Simpson ordered to view, mark, keep in repair a road on petition of inhabitants of the South Branch, a road from their wagon road up to the South Fork to Peter Reed’s mill (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1751 November 28 James Simpson orderd to lay off road from Cowpasture to Burden’s Tract. (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1753 June 16 James Simpson was mentioned in new commissions of Justices (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1753 November 23 James Simpson was one of the workers on the road from North Fork of James River to Renix’s Road.

1756 February 13 James Simpson, coler, Collier?, witnessed a deed (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1756 March 17 Attachment vs. James Campbell by James Simpson (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1756 November 19 Ann Montgomery bond with James Simpson as admx. of James Simpson (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1757 December 29 James Simpson executor of Andrew Muldrough (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1758 March 18 Deed from Robt. Breckenridge to James Simpson, 35 pounds, 242 acres, patent on south side of “Buffelo Creek opposite Long Berch top of Whiskey Hill.” (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1762 April 20 James Simpson’s estate appraisement (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1762 May 19 Geo. Wilson’s bond as adm. of James Simpson (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1762 November 15 Deed James Simpson and Jane to John Handey, 300 acres on Cowpasture (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1763 June 23 Estate of James Dunlap, payment to James Simpson

1764-1769 William Simpson was mentioned (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1764 November 23 Robt. McClenachan qualified adm of James Simpson, formerly granted to Geo. Wilson (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1765 October McClenachan vs. Crawford: James Crawford debtor to James Simpson (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1767 Processioners appointed: James Simpson with three others, between “Buffelow and James River.” (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr) James Simpson was on a list of Supernumeraries (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1767 November 18 James Simpson was appointed surveyor of the highway from Cow Pasture to Gilmer’s Gap (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1772 John Simpson deposed in Harrison County that in 1772 he made an improvement on Mud Lick Run (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1774 January 8 “Bill filed in Harrison County August 21, 1797; at a very early period of adventures into the western country, Jacob Rees came into the county now Harrison [WV] and bought from Wm. Williams July 31, 1775 a tract on Ten Mile Creek which Williams had bought of John Jones who purchased it of John Simpson, the original improved, by bill of sale Jan. 8, 1774. When Indians became active Rees moved to Grundy’s Blockhouse on Simpson’s Creek and in 1781 he removed to Frederick County from when he came.” (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1776 August “Paid from estate of Wm. Fitzjeral dec. by John McCaslin, adm.: To Edward Simpson for his son.” (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1795 January 20 James Simpson, orphan, to be bound to Michael Poffenbarger to learn the art and mystery of a potter (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1798 February 20 Peter Simpson signed a petition of inhabitants of the Great Calf Pasture to change the river road (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

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