Notebook:McSpadden Family of Southwest Virginia

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Beginning about 1774 several persons bearing the McSpadden surname [1]appear in the records of Southwest Virginia. Given names of these early settlers include Thomas, Archibald, Moses, Samuel, and Alexander. They all seem to have settled on the Laurel Fork of the Holston River. They are generally believed to be sons of a Thomas McSpadden who lived in the Timber Ridge area of Borden's Grant, dying there sometime in the 1750's. Persons of Interest
Alexander McSpadden
Archibald McSpadden (1)
Moses McSpadden (1)
Thomas McSpadden (1)
Thomas McSpadden (2)
Thomas McSpadden (3)
Samuel McSpadden (1)








Records Extracted

Person Source Location Date Record
Samuel McSpadden United States, 1841 Jefferson County TN In 1840 Samuel McSpadden a revolutionary War Veteran age 83, resided in home of Thomas McSpadden in Jefferson County, southern Division, TN
Thomas McSpadden pension application 1832 Pension Application
Archibald McSpadden pension application 1840 Pension Application
No entries.Chalkley, 1912-1913 Vol 1
Thos. McSpadden Chalkley Vol 2:44. Old Augusta County 1755 David Dryden and Wm. Hall processioned as follows, viz: For Moses McClure, for Alex. McClure, for Ro. Allison, for Moses Trimble, for Robert Huston, for Samuel Lyle, for David Dryden, for Archd. Alexander, for Thos. McSpadden, for Mathew Lyle, for Thomas Paxton, for George Stevenson, for Robert Allison, for Thos. Paxton, Joyner; for Isaac Taylor; for Jno. Davison, for Jno. Robison, for Reynolds's Orphans, for Nathaniel McClure, for William Hall, for Wm. Caruthers, for Samuel Gray, for John Maky, for Baptist McKnab, for Jno. Lowery, for Widow McCleary, for Thos. Paxton, for Moses Whiteside, for John Stevenson, for Wm. Lusk, for John Allison, for Jno. Dule (Lyle?), for John McClure, for Moses McClure, for Danill Dyle (Lyle?).


Thomas McSpedden Chalkley Vol 2:464 Old Augusta County 1760 Processioned by Samuel Lyle, Wm. Lusk: For Andrew Hall, for David Dryden, for Baptis McNab, for James Thompson, for Nathaniel McClure, for Alex. McClure, for Robert Allison, for Moses McClure, for Wm. Ramsey, for Samuel Lyle, for Reynold's Orphans, for Moses McClure, for John McClure, for Wm. Caruthers, for Thomas Paxton, for Samuel Paxton, for Nathan Peoples, for Robert Allison, for John White, for Archibald Alexander, for Robert Teris (Tevis?), for Thomas McSpadden, for Samuel Gray, for John Maky, for Moses Trimble, for John Maky, for Isaac Taylor, for John Davison, for Moses Whitesides, for Samuel McCroskrey, for Daniel Lyle, for Wm. Lusk, for John Lowrey.
Thomas McSpaddon Chalkley, 1912-1913 Vol 2:413 Old Augusta County 1755 The following Lists of Delinquents in the Tax Levies are not copies of the complete lists as returned to the Court, but contain only the names of those for whose delinquency some reason is assigned by the officer in making his return....1755--List of Robert Breckinridge, Sheriff ...[includes]

Thomas McSpaddon

Moses McSpadden Chalkley, 1912-1913Vol 3:P. 475 Old Augusta County 10th August, 1768. Samuel McDowell and Mary to James Edmiston, £10, 170 acres; corner James Richey (on) the Mary; Archibald Alexander's line. Delivered: Moses McSpadden by order James Edmiston, 26th July, 1774.
Thomas Edmiston Chalkley, Vol 3.16 Old Augusta County 6th April, 1749 Robert Edmiston's will--Wife (Jean?); legatee, Jean Edmiston; daughter, Dorothy Edmiston; son, James; son, William. Executors, Thos. McSpaden, Wm. Edmiston. Teste: Jno. Edmiston, Samuel Buchanan. Proved, 22d May, 1750, by Buchanan, and Edmiston summoned.
Thomas McSpadin Chalkley, 1912-1913Vol 3:396 Old Augusta County 1762 Page 198.--2d April, 1762. Mathew Lyle and Esther to John Lyle, £10, 451 acres, part of Borden's 92,100 and conveyed by Borden to Mathew; corner Thomas McSpadin, John Mathews' line; corner John Gray. Delivered: Jno. Lyle, 4th March, 1774.


Thomas McSpadding Robertson on NewRiver Notes Washington County 1776

Page 38 - Thomas McSpaddin...85 ac...Commissioners Certificate...on a branch of Laurel Fork called Beaver Pond fork at the mouth..May 28, 1782 - Thomas McSpadding...100 ac...on the Laurel Fork, branch of the south fork of Holston River, includes improvements, actual settlement made in 1776...August 29, 1781

Archibald McSpadding Robertson on NewRiver Notes Washington County 1776

Page 39 - Benjamin McCord...182 ac...Commissioners Certificate...on the Laurel fork & South fork of Holston River...Beginning on the bank of the Laurel Fork and down the fork...to a small spring on the bank of the south fork, corner to Robert Stevenson...on Jacob Wrights line...May 23, 1782 - Benjamin McCord, assignee of Archibald McSpadding, assignee of Benjamin Keys...200 ac...known by the name of the Little Cane Brake, includes improvements, actual settlement made in 1776...August 29, 1781


Archibald McSpaddin Robertson on NewRiver Notes Washington County 1775 Page 40 - Archibald McSpaddin...150 ac...Commissioners Certificate...on the Laurel Fork waters...Beginning under Tumbling bank on the Laurel Fork...May 28, 1782 - Archibald McSpaddin...150 ac...on both sides of the Laurel Fork , branch of the south fork of Holston, includes improvements, actual settlement made in 1775...August 29, 1781


Moses McSpedon Robertson on NewRiver Notes Washington County 1774 Page 41 - Moses McSpedon...200 ac...commissioners certificate...on the south east side of Holston River...Beginning on a bank of a creek called Laurel fork running into Holston - Moses McSpaddin, assignee of Ebenezer Alexander, assignee of James Gilliban, assignee of John Walker...300 ac...on the south side of Holston River opposite John Berrys, includes improvements, actual settlement made in 1774...August 29, 1781


Archibald McSpaddens Robertson on NewRiver Notes Washington County 1781 Page 167 - John Keys...274 ac...Commissioners Certificate...on the Laurel Fork of Holstein River...Beginning at the foot of the South Mountain at the head of a spring hollow...over Squarrel Knob...on the bank of the Laurel Fork...before Ben McCords house on the bank of the Laurel fork...on Archibald McSpaddens line...on the head of a spring...May 23, 1782 - John Keys...400 ac...on the Laurel Fork, branch of the south fork of Holstein River, includes improvements, actual settlement made in 1772...August 29, 1781


Moses McSpadden Robertson on NewRiver Notes Washington County 1792 Page 398 - John Keys, assignee of Moses McSpadden - 103 ac - called the Laurell Nancy by treasury warrant #11535 - on the south side of the south fork of Holstein River adjoining the tract he lives on now - adjoining Benjamin McCord's land on the bank of the south fork - near the Laurell Fork - January 14, 1792
Archibald McSpaddin 1929]:1161 Washington County 28 May 1782, 150 acres Laurel Fork
Arch McSpaddin 1929]:1161 Washington County 29 Aug 1781 150 acres Laurel Fork, fist settled 1775
Moses McSpaddin 1929]:1161 Washington County 29 Aug 1781 200 acres Holston River
Moses McSpaddin 1929]:1161 Washington County 29 Aug 1781 200 acres Southside Holston River, first settled 1774
Thomas McSpaddin 1929]:1161 Washington County 28 May 1782 85 acres Laurel Fork
Thomas McSpadden 1929]:1161 Washington County 27 Aug 1781 100 acres Laurel Pond Fork, Laurel Fork, first settled 1776
Alexander McSpeddan 1929:1168 Washington County 16 Dec 1783 Ordered that William Duff be appraiser on behalf of Alex. and Saml. McSpeddan
Samuel McSpeddan 1929:1168 Washington County 16 Dec 1783 Ordered that William Duff be appraiser on behalf of Alex. and Saml. McSpeddan
Thomas McSpaddin Summers, 1929:1286 Washington County January 12, 1790 John Keys, attorney in fact for the Thos. McSpaddin of North Carolina, to Peter Foergeson, 80 pounds. 85 acres on a branch of the Laurel Fork called Bever Pond Fork. at the mouth,
Summers, 1929:1286


MySource:Family History Report for Thomas McSpadden (2)

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Some data to be verified

From Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776, "Augusta County Militia in 1742, Company No. 2, Ths. McSpedan", Parial list of officers and men at the Battle of Point Pleasant, October 19 1774

Datumpossible source
Thomas and his wife Mary Edmiston both died ca 1763 and are buried in the Timber Ridge Cemetery.
Augusta Co., 1Thos. McSpadden.760 tithe list
April 2, 1762, Matthew and Esther Lyle to John Lyle, 456 acres, corner Thomas McSpadin.Deed Book 8, p. 198,
June 20, 1763, Archibald Alexander to Samuel Cummins, 250 acres on South River, Thomas McSpeden's line.Deed Book 8, p. 284,
Came to America from Ulster, Ireland with two brothers about 1740. Morton? What evidence is there for two brothers? McSpaddens in Old Chester?
He married Mary Edmiston (or Edmundson)An alternative to Dorthy? perhaps from a will Will book 1, p241, 4-6-1749,


Charter member of the Old Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church CHeck Morton
He fought in the French-Indian War and died about 1765 near Lexington, Augusta Co. VA. Check....
Six sons Alexander, Thomas II, John, Archibald, Moses, and Samuel, and three daughters, Sarah, Isabell and Margaret. Will? Will book 1, p241, 4-6-1749,
Five sons fought in the Revolution. They Lived in Rockbridge Co, and Augusta Co, VA. COnflicts with McSpadden data for SW VA that Id's 5 McSpedden's in the area, presumed to be sons of Thomas


bought 106 acres of land on November 22, 1744 in Augusta Co, VA., deed book 1 p. 173.
980 acres on February 18, 1747 and 208 acres on March 20, 1759. in deed books 1, p463 and p70.
456 acres of land April 2, 1762, deed book 8 p198 and 250 acres on Jun 20, 1763, deed book 8, p28.
Listed in the 1760 tithe list, executors, Probate Record, Timber Ridge list of those paying ministers salary in Morton?
tax list Augusta County 1755, Vol II. Virginia Historical Magazine, Vol 8, p 279, Augusta Co. VA.)
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Deed Book 1, p. 173, for 3lbs. 3 shs. and 3s., Benjamin Borden and Co.to Thmas McSpeadon, 106 acres, part of 92100 acre Borden Tract, corners on Alexander McCleay.
Deed Book 1, p. 463, February 18, 1747, Borden and Co. to Archibald Alexander, 980 acres, corner to Thomas McSpaden.
Will Book 1, p. 241, April 6, 1749. Thomas McSpaden and Wm. Edmiston appointed executors of Robert Edmiston's will. Attest: John E. and Sam'l Buchanan.
Will Book l, p. 412, Dec. 17, 1751, Alexander McCleary's will attested by Thos. McSpeaden.
Augusta Co., Court Records, Vol. II, Thomas McSaddon on Sheriff Robert Breckinridge's 1755 tax list.
Deed Book 8, kp. 70, March 20, 1759, Archibald Alexander to Wm. Alexander, 208 acres, corner on Thos. McSpeden's.
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