Thursday, November 15, 2007

Virginia: Frederick County

Frederick County, Virginia was formed 1738-43 from Orange and Augusta Counties

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 whence he came.” (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

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