Revised September 2003, VHTRC 76-R32
1. 27 June 1745 O.S., p. 23. Road. Andrew Wallace is Appointed Surveyor of the High Way from D. S. to Mitchams River. and
Archibald Woods, Jeremiah Marris, William Shaw, Robert Mannely, John Dickey William Wallace Mirlock Mc.dowell Micah Woods junr. Micah Mc.Dowell Anthony Osbrook John Lawson John Cowan William Little and Robert Anderson Are Ordered to Assist the said Wallace in clearing the same.
The persons indicated in this road order appear to have lived in or near Woods Gap. The road in question is the Three Notch'd Road which connected Tidewater Virginia to the Valley of Virginia, passing through Woods Gap to Staunton and Beverley's Manor. Many of the workers on the road crew, such as Andrew Wallace, Archibald Woods, Micha Woods, John Cowan, etc are kinsmen of person:Michael Woods (1) who settled in the area about 1734.