Alexander Moore, of the Borden Tract
Facts and Events
Alexander Moore was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Alexander Moore's land (Borden Tract NE, 200 acres, 1750; 250 acres, 1754; 120 acres, 1764) 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. (Note land of David Moore (200 acres, 1754), Andrew Moore (200 acres, 1754) and John Moore (428 acres, 1747), nearby, all brother of Alexander Moore).
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 172.--26th February, 1750-1751. Benjamin Borden to Alexander Moor, 200 acres, cor. Widow Cowden.
- Page 267.--15th May, 1754. Same (From Borden't executors) to Alexander Muore (Moore), son of Andrew Moore as above, 250 acres as above. Cor. Wm. Moore, Andrew Moore, David Moore's line; cor. Wm. Lougbridge. Delivered: Wm. Moore September 21, 1798.
- Page 529.--10th March, 1764. Same (From Borden't executors) to Alexander Moore, £10, 120 acres, part of 92100; corner William McClung's new survey; Widow Cowden's corner. Delivered: Samuel Hight, 28th September, 1796, by order M. Coalter.
Processioning List of 1760
- "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 settler’s lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Page 276.--1760: Processioned in Capt. Moore's Company by John Stephson, Nathaniel Evins: For Nathaniel Evins, for Wm. McCreerey, for Thos. Willson, for John Stevenson, for John McClung, for Wm. McClung, for Alex. Moore, for Adam Reed, for Wm. Hays, for Wm. Paris, for Thomas Bard, for John Cunningham, for Mathew Huston, for John Mountgumery, for Wm. Moore, for Wm. Lockridge, for Thomas Boyd, for John Boyd, for Thomas Hill, for Robert Ware (Wire), for Wm. Hays, for Wm. Beard, for Wm. Wardlaw, for Andrew Steel, for James Steel, for Joseph Kennedy, for John Lowry, for Samuel Huston, for James Eakins, for John Hanly, for John Logan, for Alex. Logan, for Alex. McNutt, for James McNutt, for John Rosman, for Andrew Dunkin, for John Wardlaw, for Wm. McCanless, for James Cowdan, for John Moore.
Records of Alexander Moore in Augusta County, VA
- Page 231.--20th May, 1747. William Porter, yeoman, to Thomas Hill, £28 current money Virginia; 395-1/2 acres on Middle Creek; John McDowell's line; Patrick Hays' line. Teste: David Mitchell, Nathaniel Evins, Alexander Moore. Acknowledged by William, and dower released by Jane, his wife, 21st May, 1747.
- Page 119.--17th January, 1748-9. William Cowden's will--Sons, James and William, plantation when they are sixteen; wife, Jane. Executors, James Eakin, Jno. Moore. Teste: Walter Eakin, Alex. Moore, Saml. Moore. Proved, 16th February, 1748, by Saml. and Alex. Moore.
- Page 161.--22d December, 1748. Will of Andrew Moore--500 acres to Alex. and Saml. Moore and their mother; James Moore, a cow; William Moore, 5 shillings; John Moore, 5 shillings; Quanten Moore, 5 shillings; David Moore, 5 shillings. Teste: Robert Breckinridge, George Henderson. 19th May, 1749, having been proved last February. Court proved by George Henderson, is now proved by Robert Breckinridge.
- Page 204.--17th May, 1749. William Smith to Samuel Huston, 283 acres in Borden's tract. Corner Joseph Kennedy's corner, Greenlee's line. Teste: Alexander Moore, James Trimble, James McKown.
- Page 162.--19th May, 1749. Alex. and Saml. Moore qualify administrators above, with sureties Nathanl. Evins, Jno. Makey.
- Page 355.--23d March, 1764. Andrew Steel's will--To son, Robert; to "my sun Saml. and Alexand (er) Moore, John Foulton and James Wardlaw, &c."; to daughters, Sarah and Elizabeth. Executors, Alex. Moore and Jas. Wardlaw. Teste: Hugh Wardlaw, Andrew Kennedy, Joseph Wardlaw, Wm. Wardlaw. Proved, 21st August, 1764, by Hugh and William Wardlaw and Kennedy.
- Page 356.--21st August, 1764. Alex. Moore and Jas. Wardlaw's bond (with Wm. and Hugh Wardlaw, Andw. Kennedy), as executor of Andrew Steel above.
- Page 270.--15th May, 1767. Richard Raynolds (Randels, Randals) and Elizabeth to William Ramsey, £130, 300 acres on North Branch of James; corner John Daley's land. Teste: William and Alexander Moore, Moses Trimble.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 13, 1769 - (59) Called Court on Jacob, a slave for felony.--Not guilty of housebreaking, but of shooting at the children of Alexr. Moore--39 lashes.
- Page 295.--15th May, 1770. Hugh ( ) Wier and Margrate ( ) to Samuel Wier, £50, 120 acres in Bordens 92,100; corner Alexander Greer and William McCanless; corner Hugh Beard; corner in Eakin line. Teste: William and Alexander Moore, James Mitchell.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1771 (B). - Boone vs. Campbell et als.--Brice Hanna failed and ran away. Charles Campbell, Alexander Moore, William Walker and James Walker were commissioners to have work done at New Providence Church in 1766. Brice Hanna was contractor.
- Page 135.--18th August, 1773. Recorded. Thomas Wilson's appraisement by James McCrary, Alexander Moore, William Moore.
- MAY 21, 1774. - (530) Alexander Moore--witness from Botetourt. (different Alexander?)
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1788--March 10, Peter Link and Dieter Fishborn (German), surety. Peter Link and India Burkett, daughter of Daniel Burkett (consent). Teste: Alex. Moore, John Brumfill.
- Page 244.-(undated, appears to be abt. 1788-9) - List of book debts due Thomas Stuart-- William Moore (D. brother); Alex. Moore (D. brother). (Listed among many others).
- Vol. 2 - McDowell vs. Borden's heirs--O. S. 153; N. S. 54--Bill in Rockbridge, 1798. Orator, Samuel McDowell, oldest son and heir of John McDowell, who died intestate about 1742. In 1738 John bought from Benjamin Borden, Sr., either for services in building a road to his grant through an unsettled country or some other consideration, eleven hundred acres now in Rockbridge. Orator was seven years old at death of his father. John sold 700 acres to Andrew Moore. Alexander Moore, aged 82 years, deposes in Rockbridge, 12th May, 1810. Son of Andrew. Statement by Andrew and John Moore (son of Andrew), 6th April, 1743, of the circumstances of the suit. Borden agreed to give John McDowell 1,000 acres to be his first settler. John Hart was a hunter through the country and became the surveyor. Hart agreed to be Borden's Pillet (pilot?). J. Wood was the surveyor. (Note: this record establishes Alexander Moore's birthdate of 1728).
- Vol. 2 - Page 121-- Alexr. Moore, Sr., aged 77, deposes, in Rockbridge, 16th July, 1805, his brother, David Moore, purchased 200 acres from Benj. Borden, Sr.
- Vol. 2 - Page ___-- Alexander Moore deposes, 2d August, 1806, in 1739 he moved from Pennsylvania to Borden's grant. Solomon Moffett was then living on the land.