Person:Alexander Gardner (6)

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Alexander Gardner
b.est. 1715-1725
d.bef. 21 March 1786
  • F.  Gardner (add)
  1. Francis Gardner, Sr.est 1710-1720 - bef 1781
  2. Thomas Gardnerest 1710-1720 - bef 1760
  3. Alexander Gardnerest 1715-1725 - bef 1786
  • HAlexander Gardnerest 1715-1725 - bef 1786
m. bef. 1767
  1. John Gardnerbef 1767 -
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Name Alexander Gardner
Gender Male
Birth? est. 1715-1725
Marriage bef. 1767 to
Death? bef. 21 March 1786

Alexander Gardner was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Vol. 2 - LAND ENTRY BOOK NO. 1, AUGUSTA COUNTY. 1746, August 19th--Alexander Gardner, 400 acres, between John Hogshead and Sampson Archer.
  • Page 366.—28th November, 1749. John Finley to Alexander Gardner, 183 acres on Finley's Branch of Cathey's River, William Anderson's line. Delivered: John Archer, November, 1753. Teste: Robert Scott, James McCorkall, Francis Beaty.


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 370.--__ _____, 1789. John Gardner and Elizabeth, his wife, heir-at-law of Alexander Gardner, deceased, to George Phypher, patent to Alexander, 1st February, 1781, adjoining George Wigel and Michael Hogshead.


Deed of sale to George Weigoll, Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 26, 1787 - 1790, Reel 12, p. 304 - 306, Local Court Land Records, Library of VA, Richmond, VA.
This indenture made this twenty first day of April in the Year of our Lord one thousand and seven hundred and eighty nine between John Gardner and Elizabeth his wife of the county of Augusta and Commonwealth of Virginia of the one part, and George Weigoll now of the county and Commonwealth aforesaid of the other part - Witness that the said John Gardner and Elizabeth his wife hath for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred pounds current money of the Commonwealth aforesaid to them in hand paid by the said George Weigoll the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge hath granted bargoned sold and delivered released conveyed and confirmed, unto the said George Weigoll his heirs executors adms and assigns forever a certain tract of land situate in the county aforesaid containing one hundred and eighty three acres which tract of land was first granted by pattent by Governor Blair under the Colony Seal to John Finley December the 1st 1740 and by the said Finley conveyed by lease to Alex. Gardner November the 27th 1749 and afterward devolved to Jn. Gardner the only son and heir at law to the said Alex. Gardner now deceased, which tract is on a branch of Catheys River called Finleys branch and bounded as followeth -
Beginning at two black oaks on William Anderson's line then North thirty degrees East one hundred & thirty seven poles to between two white oaks and a hickory, South sixty degrees East one hundred and ninety three poles, to a pine, South thirty degrees West seventy four poles to a pine, South sixty degrees East forty seven poles to a white oak, South thirty degrees West sixty three poles to a stake opposite a blazed white oak, North sixty degrees West two hundred and forty poles to the Beginning. To ever have and to hold the said granted and bargained premises together with all the appurtenances and privileges thereunto belonging; and that the same is now free and clear and shall remain so from all other and former gifts, grants, bargains, sales, mortgages, dowers, incumberances or whatever by them made or committed so as to disturb the said George Weigoll his heirs or assigns in the quiet and peaceably possession of the said granted and bargained premises forever. In witness whereof the said Jn. Gardner and Elizabeth his wife hath hereunto set their hands and seal the day and year above written.
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of [unreadeable] before signed, twenty first. N.B. these words John Gardner, Elizabeth Gardner.
At a court held for Augusta County April 21st 1789 this Indenture of Bargain and Sale between John Gardner and Elizabeth his wife of the one part and George Weigoll of the other part was acknowledged the said wife being first privily examined as the law directs and is ordered to be recorded.
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Estate Records

  • Vol. 2 - 21st March, 1786--John Gardner, administrator of Alex. Gardner.


Processioning List of 1748

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:


  • Vol. 2 - Page 25.--John Moffett and James Hogshead report, viz: 24th February, 1748, processioned for James Hogshead, present Robert Ralston; processioned for John Hogshead, present Robert Ralston; processioned for John Hogshead, present Robert Gilkison; processioned for Alex. Gardner, present Robert Gilkison; processioned for Robert Rennox, present Samuel Moore; processioned for Capt. McAnaire; processioned for Thos. Garner; processioned for Wm. Anderson, present John Lusk; processioned for John Moffett, present Wm. Anderson; processioned for John Young; processioned for James Anderson, present John Young; processioned for John Finley, Samuel Lusk, Wm. Anderson.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:(unless listed otherwise)


  • Vol. 1 - August 20, 1746 - (74) Cap. Daniel McAnaire to be overseer of above road with following tithables: Samuel Wallis, Alexr. Crawford, John Elliott, David Trimble, John Hogshead, Alexr. Gardner, Sampson Archer, Alexr. Gibson, Robt. Davis, Thomas Gardner, Walter Trimble, John Sixby, David Stuart, Ro. Renix, Francis Gardner, John Trimble, Thomas Beard, Ro. Gilkason, John Archer, James Bell, James Mills, James Dyer, Charles Clendening, Wm. Hogshead, Ro. Ralstone, John Moffet, Saml. Lusk, James Phillips, Danl. Brealey, Mathew Edmonston, James Trimble, John Ferguson, Wm. Anderson, John Spears, John McKenney, Wm. Brady, Ro. Armstrong, James Miller.
  • Page 288.--23d May, 1751. Robert Rallstone and Martha, to Thomas Bradshaw, 364 acres, Moffett's branch of Cathey's River; corner John Smith; patented to Robert, 15th December, 1749. Teste: William Snadon, Alex. Gardner.
  • Vol. 2 - Page 198.--9th January, 1758: Orphan Daniel Wilson bound to Alex. Gardner.
  • Page 386.--19th March, 1765. Francis and Alexander Gardner's bond for Francis Gardner's guardianship (appointed) to Robt. Boyd, orphan of Robt. Boyd.
  • Page 86 - Thomas Bradshaw, 25 acres (on) Moffets Branch. Adjoining Alexander Gardner. April 15, 1767. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 32].
  • Page 225.--25th June, 1779. James Hogshead's will (senior)--To wife, Elizabeth, two bound children, viz: Robert and Mary Finney, until they come of age; to son. Robert; to son, James; to son, John; to son, William; to daughter, Mary; to son, David, entry of land adjoining Alexander Gardner. Executors, wife Elizabeth and son James. Teste: David, Michael, John Hogshead.
  • Page 305.-(undated, appears to be abt. 1788/89) - 183 acres patented by Governor Blair to John Finley, 1st December, 1740, and by him conveyed by lease to Alex. Gardner and became vested in John Gardiner, only son and heir-at-law to said Alexander, deceased on Finley's Branch of Cathey's River.
  • Page 52.--13th January, 1806. Edward Beard's will--To son, William; son, Charles; son, Samuel; son, John; to daughter, Elizabeth Craige (of Kentucky); daughter, Mary Henderson (of Kentucky); grandson, James Beard, son to son William; son, Charles (of Rockingham). Executor, son William. Teste: James Rankin, Thos. Givens, John Wade, Alex. Gardner. Proved, 23d June, 1806. Executor qualified. (same Alexander?)