Facts and Events
Abraham Gum was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- Pg. 344 - Will of Abraham Gum, dated Jan. 20, 1805
- Wit: Henry and Stuart Slaven and Otho Wade
- Probated February 1806 Court
- Exec: Otho Wade and John Gum
- Beq: to dearly beloved wife Prisciller one-third of land with dwelling house, bay mare, 4 milk cows, 6 sheep, bed and furniture, 6 geese, spinning wheel and wooling wheel, one big pot and one small pot, little oven and frying pan, one-third part of the dresser furniture and a chest, a good saddle and bridle
- to well beloved sons all lands as equally divided by judgment of John Gum, Stuart and Henry Slaven and Otho Wade, with son John to take first chance, then William, Otho, Abraham and Isaac
- to son John an sorrel mare
- to son William a brown mare
- a young brown horse "to be left on the place for the use of the family"
- to daughter Elizabeth when of age a horse, saddle and bridle worth 25 pounds and reasonable bed and furniture
- to Abraham 40 pounds
- the balance to be sold and equally divided among the children
- [Abstract of Wills and Inventories of Bath County, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 43-44].
- Pg. 349 - Inventory - Abraham Gum
- Submitted Mar. 21, 1806 by William Dinwiddie and Henry and Stuart Slaven
- household furniture, kitchen utensils, tools, wagon, horses 10, cattle 13, sheep 11, hogs 22, geese 12, gun, notes and accounts of Adam Sharrety, James Benson, John Mangolos (?), Isaac James, Otho Wade, John Gum, John Chesnut, James Given, John Collins, Joseph Gregory, Andrew Collins, William Dinwiddie, John Galt, John Bird, Adam Boyers, Isaac Briscoe and William Hayes
- [Abstract of Wills and Inventories of Bath County, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 44-45].
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond - 1785--June 8, Abram Gum and Priscella Wade, daughter of John Wade; surety, Wm. Slaven; witnesses, Wm. Slaven and Jno. Gum.