Early Settlers on Greenbrier River, Augusta County, VA

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Location of Greenbrier River

From wikipedia.com:


The Greenbrier River is a tributary of the New River, 173 miles (278 km) long, in southeastern West Virginia, USA. Via the New, Kanawha and Ohio Rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River, draining an area of 1,656 square miles (4,290 km2). It is one of the longest rivers in West Virginia.

The Greenbrier is formed at Durbin in northern Pocahontas County by the confluence of the East Fork Greenbrier River and the West Fork Greenbrier River, both of which are short streams rising at elevations exceeding 3,300 feet (1,000 m) and flowing for their entire lengths in northern Pocahontas County. From Durbin the Greenbrier flows generally south-southwest through Pocahontas, Greenbrier and Summers Counties, past several communities including Cass, Marlinton, Hillsboro, Ronceverte, Fort Spring, Alderson, and Hinton, where it flows into the New River.

Along most of its course, the Greenbrier accommodated the celebrated Indian warpath known as the Seneca Trail (Great Indian Warpath). From the vicinity of present-day White Sulphur Springs the Trail followed Anthony’s Creek down to the Greenbrier near the present Pocahontas-Greenbrier County line. It then ascended the River to the vicinity of Hillsboro and Droop Mountain and made its way through present Pocahontas County by way of future Marlinton, Indian Draft Run, and Edray.


Map of Greenbrier River

Early Transactions on Greenbrier River, Augusta County, Virginia

From Chalkley's, unless other source stated (listed in alphabetical order, based upon grantee/acquiree):


  • Page 281 - Nathaniel Day, 300 acres, Greenbrier River, April 26, 1769. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 95].
  • Page 277 - James Ewing, 370 acres, Locust Bottom, Greenbrier River. October 22, 1751. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 94].
  • Page 281 - Hugh Galaspy, 230 acres, Greenbrier River. May 1769. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 95].
  • Page 280 - William Hambleton, 323 acres, Greenbrier River. Oct. 16, 1751. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 95].
  • Page 279 - Archebald Hopkins, 260 acres, Greenbrier River. Oct. 26, 1751. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 95].
  • Page 279 - William Hopkins, 600 acres, Greenbier [sic] River. Oct. 24, 1751. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 95].
  • Page 279 - Edward McMullen, 335 acres, Greenbier [sic] River, April 17, 1751. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 95].
  • Page 273 - John Robinson, 182 acres, a part of 100,000 acres on Greenbrier River. April 19, 1751. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 94].
  • Page 274 - John Robinson, eight different tracts of land, being part of the 100,000 acres. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 94].
  • Page 275 - John Robinson, nine different tracts of land, being part of 100,000 acres. April 30, 1751. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 94].
  • Page 276 - John Robinson, eight different tracts of land, being part of 100,000 acres. April 27, 1751. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 94].
  • Page 277 - John Robinson, 420 acres, Ewings Creek. (Note: Ewings Creek was on the Greenbrier River). April 27, 1752. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 94].
  • Page 277 - John Robinson, 285 acres, Greenbrier River. May 3, 1752. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 94].
  • Page 279 - John Robison, 270 acres, Greenbrier River. May 2, 1751. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 95].
  • John See, 250 acres, Greenbrier River, Oct. 21, 1751. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 95].


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