Facts and Events
Alexander Dunlap was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Transactions in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land Survey in Virginia:
Notes on Alexander Dunlap
Colonel Alexander Dunlap son of Alexander and Anne MacFarlane Dunlap, was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia. He settled in Greenbrier, now Pocahantas County, West Virginia. He removed, about 1783, to Woodford County, KY, and opened a sugar camp. He was the founder of the famous Pisgah Presbyterian Church and Academy, the fore-runner of Transylvania University. His friend Major Samuel Stevenson gave the land. Woodford County, Kentucky is called "the asparagus patch" of Kentucky and is the most aristocratic county in that state.
Alexander Dunlap was an Indian fighter and builder of Clover Lick Fort Virginia, which he later sold to his cousin, Major Jacob Warwick when he moved to Kentucky around 1783. He married Agnes Gay, a daughter of James and Jean Warwick Gay.In 1795, Alexander Dunlap and brother-in-law Major Samuel Stevenson explored southern Ohio. On one of these trips he was accompanied by Allen Trimble who moved to Ohio later and became Governor of the new state. Colonel Dunlap purchased land in Brown County and also in Ross County near Chillicothe, on the Scioto River. Major Stevenson purchased a large tract of land near Old Town, Greene County, Ohio to which his three sons emigrated. Colonel Alexander, after his wife's death in 1804, moved to Brown County Ohio and founded the Dunlap Church. Although a Ruling Elder, he became so impressed with the interpretation of Rev. Alexander Campbell's teachings of the Holy Writ that he joined his Church and made the new Church the first, or one of the first, to be used by the Disciples of Christ in Ohio.
From "History of Rockbridge Co., Va." by Oren F. Morton. Published 1920
"Major Samuel Stevenson, who had lately moved to the Greenbrier, headed in 1776 an expedition to the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. He was accompanied by James Gay, William Elliot and Benjamin Blackburn. In the spring of 1784, Stevenson settled in Woodford Co. the Asparagus Bed of the Bluegrass State. He was preceded a few weeks by Alexander Dunlap, Jr. and James Gay, Jr. The wives of Stevenson and Dunlap were sisters to Gay, who was a son of James Gay and his wife, Jean Warwick. Pisgah Academy, founded by Gay, Dunlap and Stevenson, developed into Transylvania University, as Liberty Hall Academy, developed into Washington and Lee University."
"The following names from the membership of Pisgah Church in 1808-1826 will be recognized as occuring in the pioneer annals of Rockbridge: Aiken, Alexander, Allen, Brown, Campbell, Carr, Dunlap, Elliott, Gay and others." (Source: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/a/y/Richard-B-Haynes/GENE17-0012.html )