Thursday, November 15, 2007

Virginia: Fincastle County [Kentucky]

Fincastle Co., Virginia (Kentucky) was formed 1772 from Botetourt Co., Virginia

1772 In this year, settlements were made on Simpson’s Creek, the West Fork River and on Elk Creek. John Powers purchased Simpson’s right (a tomahawk improvement) (Chronicles of Border Warfare or a History of the Settlements by the Whites of Northwestern Virginia and of the Indian Wars and Massacres in that section of the State by Alexander Scott Withers, pp. 126).

1773 January 6 Samuel Simpson appointed Constable to act from the Eleven Mile Creek to Spring Creek and across the Holston waters, he to be summonded and sworn. (Fincastle County Court Book 1, Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 594)

1773 May 5 Samuel Simpson v. Francis Whitney and Rachel Whitney, his wife, on case. Continued. (Fincastle County Court Book 1 p. 54) Samuel Simpson entered himself as surety for Charles Allison and Alexander Campbell who were being sued by Gavin Lawson, assignee of Alexander Stewart. (Fincastle County Court Book 1 p. 60)

1773 July 6 Samuel Simpson v. John Williams, on debt. (Fincastle County Court Book 1 p. 71)

1773 July 7 Samuel Simpson v. Francis Whitney (Fincastle County Court Book 1 p. 80)

1773 September 9 Peter Razor v. Samuel Simpson on petition. Timothy Roark v. Samuel Simpson, on petition. (Fincastle County Court Book 1 p. 132) Benjamin Cobb v. Samuel Simpson on petition. (Fincastle County Court Book 1 p. 137)

1774 January 24 James Bryan, 175 acres, part of Loyal Company grant, waters of the middle fork of Holston River, beginning on a ridge near Samuel Simpson’s land. (Plat Book A, p. 8)

1774 January 24 Samuel Simpson, 140 acres, part of Loyal Company grant on the waters of middle fork of Holston River, beginning below his improvement, bounded by James Bryan and Arthur Blackburn. Transferred by Simpson to John Branden. (Plat Book A, p. 16)

1774 March 2 Samuel Simpson agreed to stand for the defendant in case he lost in James Lyle v. Richard Higgins. (Fincastle County Court p. 10) Samuel Simpson granted a license to keep an ordinary (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 600)

1774 March 3 Margaret Cochran and James Davis v. Samuel Simpson and William Wilkins, on petition. Defendants did not appear, and judgement was entered for plaintiff. (Fincastle County Court p. 14) George Aston v. Samuel Simpson, on petition. Defendant did not appear, judgment on note awarded plaintiff. (Fincastle County Court p. 22) James Lyle, assignee of Arthur Campbell v. Richard Higgins, on debt. Samuel Simpson appeared to declare surety for defendant. (Fincastle County Court p. 26) Samuel Simpson v. Francis Whitney and Rachel Whitney his wife, on case. Defendants not appearing, a summons was issued. (Fincastle County Court p. 26) Timothy Roark v. Samuel Simpson, on petition. Suit being agreed case dismissed. (Fincastle County Court p. 26)

1774 May 3 William Simpson produced certificate for 583 pounds of near winter rotted hemp, which is ordered certified to the Governor. (Fincastle County Court Order Book 2 p. 1) (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 621)

1774 May 4 Robert Buchanan v. James Mauldin on attachment. Defendant not appearing and the garnishee, Samuel Simpson, not appearing judgment awarded plaintiff against defendant and garnishee. (Fincastle County Court Order Book 2 p. 8)

1774 May 5 Thomas Rafferty v. Samuel Simpson, on debt. (Fincastle County Court Order Book 2 p. 30) John Kirk v. John Hunt, Samuel Simpson and Alexander Montgomery on case. (Fincastle County Court Order Book 2 p. 38) John Bowman, assignee of William Simpson, v. Michael Woods, on debt. (Fincastle County Court Order Book 2 p. 26)

1774 May 6 James Simpson v. Moses Moore, on debt. Case agreed, suit dismissed. (p. 404 Fincastle and Kentucky County Virginia – Kentucky Records and History by Michael L. Cook & Bettie Cummings Cook.) William Cocke and James McCorkle v. Thomas Bailey, Luke Bowyer, Samuel Simpson and John Reed. (Fincastle County Court Order Book 2 p. 62)

1775 February 7 Mary Welsh v. James McKenney and Samuel Simpson, on replevin bond. (Fincastle County Court Order Book 2 p. 121)

1776 September 3 James Simpson appointed overseer of the road from the ford of Reed Creek to Potter’s and John Montgomery and W. McGavock are to allot the hands for him to keep the road in repair. (p. 454 Fincastle and Kentucky County Virginia – Kentucky Records and History by Michael L. Cook & Bettie Cummings Cook, Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 649)

1776-1777 Washington Co., Virginia formed from Fincastle and Montgomery Counties

1780 December 29 Allen Simpson and William Simpson were awarded Revolutionary War Bounty Land for clearing the road over the Cumberland Mountain into Kentucky Co., Virginia in 1779. The grants were awarded on 29 Dec. 1780. Allen’s was #1226 and William’s was #1227 (Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 45, No. 2, May 2007, p. 130)

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