Adam Murray, of Beverley Manor
d.bef. 25 January 1786 poss. Augusta County, Virginia
Facts and Events
Adam Murray was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
About Adam Murray
Little is known of Adam Murray who acquired a patent of 200 acres from William Beverley in 1754. There appear to be few records to indicate if he was related to the other Murray families in early Augusta County, and there is no mention of a wife in the deed from Adam to John Coulter when he sold his patent in 1765. Where he was living after he sold his land in 1765 to the time of his death in January 1786 is uncertain, although he did have an estate appraised in Augusta County by Thomas McCullough, who lived just north of Murray's patent in Beverley Manor. Adam Murray was exempted from the County levy in 1779, likely indicating that he was very aged at that time. There was an Adam Murray listed in the 1786 census of St. Allin's District, Duplin County, North Carolina that MAY be this Adam, but additional research and sources are needed to prove if this is the same person.
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Adam Murray's patent (Beverley Manor SE, 200 acres, 1754) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records: