Facts and Events
Alexander McFarland was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Land Grant Surveys in Virginia:
- Page 18 - Alexander McFarland, 278 acres, East side of Big Spring of Smiths Creek. Adjoining Zebulon Harrison, Noxes, January 5, 1781. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 102].
- Page 86 - Alexander McFarland, 39 acres, between Long Meadows and Smiths Creek, on both sides of a Great Road (Irish Path). Adjoining Thomas Lokey, Reeves, Gores. May 29, 1789. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 127].
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Mathews vs. Fawcett--O. S. 398; N. S. 145--Copy of record from Rockingham. Bill filed in Rockingham, February, 1800. On 27th January, 1790, Solomon Mathews and wife Agness conveyed in trust 148 acres in Rockingham for benefit of William Herbert and John Potts, Jr., part of tract conveyed to Solomon by Alexander McFarland on northeast side of Big Spring in Rockingham. Herbert and Potts assigned to Benj. Fawcett, 13th February, 1793. Deed, 13th February, 1793, by Wm. Herbert and John Potts of Alexandria to Benj. Fossett of Rockingham, recites deed by Mathews and wife, 27th January, 1790, 148 acres on Smith's Creek. Recorded in Rockingham, July, 1793. Deed, 24th July, 1791, by Benj. Fawcett, late of Rockingham, to Solomon Mathews, conveys conditionally all right in the old furnace called the Mount Ery Furnace on Linville's Creek and all lands purchased by Fawcett from Mathews, 1786. Founder is Abraham Forsythe. Mathew is to deliver to Fawcett the forge on Smith's Creek known as Spring Forge. Deposition 20th November, 1801, of Joseph Fawcett, son of Benjamin. Deposition 20th November, 1801, of John Jordan in Bath (Botetourt)--was he member of Mess. R. Patton & Jordan? He remembers that Josiah Allen moved to Tennessee in 1787. He lived at Mt. Ery Furnace in 1788 or 1789.
Land Records in Tennessee
- LAND: 1782 TENNESSEE, Greene County Oct 24, Alexander McFarland entered 300 acres in Washington County, at the Big Spring, on North Side of Sinking Creek, adjacent Crow and Graham (Page 42, grant #235.)
- LAND: 1786 TENNESSEE, Greene County Sep 1 - Alexander McFarland entered 200 acres known by the meadows, adj. Richard Higgins (page 330, #46.) (sold 1795).
- LAND: 1787 TENNESSEE, Greene County Sep 20. Alexander Gilbreath entered 50 acres at Sinking Spring; adj. Gilbreath, from Alexander McFarland's line, & Evan Jones. (Page 20, grant #400).
- LAND: 1792 TENNESSEE, Greene County. Alexander, son of Duncan McFarland, Feb 20, 1792. "On February 20, 1792, Alexander McFarland of Green County, North Carolina (now Greene county, TN), by virtue of a power of attorney from his father, Duncan McFarland, sold 319 acres of land on Jackson River, Bath County, Virginia to Jacob Cleek. SOURCE: Bath County Deed Book 1, pages 66 and 68. "Early Western Augusta County Pioneers" 1957 by George W. Cleek [page 22].
- LAND: 1792 TENNESSEE, Greene County Nov 27 John Reed, entered 150 acres on north side of Nolachucky River, at mouth of Meadow Creek, adjoining Alexander McFarland, including island (page 374, #1258.).
- LAND: 1793 TENNESSEE, Greene County, Alexander McFarland entered 200 acres on north side of Nolachucky River. (Page 406, #1140.) (sold 1799).
- TAXLIST: 1793 TENNESSEE, Greene County, Alexander McFarland 450 acres 1 white, 2 blacks.
- 22 Dec. 1795 - Alexander McFarland sold his land in Greene Co TN to Wm. Hall. 25 Jan 1799 Jointly, with wife Mary, sold land to John Morris, Greene Co TN . Deed Book 4, p. 270. Oct. 13, 1798 Russell Co VA Surverors Book 1, assignee of Richard Price. 14 Feb. 1804 Russell Co VA 150 C. adjoining a survey of...etc.
- RESIDENCE: 1782-1795 - Alexander McFarland lived at the Big spring, which was at the mouth of Meadow Creek (also known as the meadows), located on the north side of Sinking Springs, which must have run into the north side of the Nolachucky River. Had neighbors in Greene County: ____ CROW, _____ GRAHAM, Richard Higgins, Alexander Gilbreath, Evan Jones, Charles Kilgore, John Reed, William Hall Jr.
- RESIDENCE: 1785 Washington County, VA (in a petition to form that part of the County into Russel County): Alexander McFarland, Robert, Robert Jr., Joseph.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Ancestry.com Public Member Trees.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=3040621&id=I10307