Person:Andrew Lynn (11)

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Andrew Lynn
b.Est. 1720-1724 Ireland
m. Bef. 1720
  1. John Lynn, Jr.est 1718 - 1792
  2. Andrew LynnEst 1720-1724 - bef 1762
  3. James Lynnabt 1725 - 1779
  4. Sarah Lynn
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Name Andrew Lynn
Gender Male
Birth? Est. 1720-1724 Ireland
Death? bef. 21 April 1762 Waxhaw Settlement, South Carolina

Andrew Lynn 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:


  • Page 757.--22d May, 1750. James Lynn to Andrew Lynn, 269 acres in Beverley Manor, Saml. Doak's line. Burner Hill; corner Jno. Teat and Saml. Wilson. Teste: Andrew Cowan, Elijah McClenachan, John Ramsey.


Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Page 529.--28th February, 1749. Same (from William Beverley) to John Lynn, Jr., 383-1/2 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner John Bigham. Corner William Nutt, John Henderson's line. John Linn, Sr. Teste: James and Andrew Linn, James Henderson.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 28, 1751. - (208) Sarah Lynn relinquished dower in 269 acres conveyed by her husband, James Lynn, to Andrew Lynn.
  • Page 505.--19th August, 1751. James Lynn, architectus, to Samuel Braford, 269 acres in Beverley Manor; corner Andrew Lynn; corner Brownlee; corner George Breckinridge (Sarah, wife of James). Teste: Jno. Mitchell, Saml. Doack, Andrew Lynn.
  • Page 261.--20th May, 1752. Samuel Braford and Ann to William Smith, 969 acres. In Beverley Manor on head branch of Shanando, purchased by Braford from James Lynn and by Lynn from Beverley; corner Andrew Lynn; corner Brownlee's land. Teste: Walter Steel, Samuel Davis.


Records in North Carolina

At a Council held at Wilmington the 21st day of April 1762
Present -- His Excellency the Governor
{James Hasell Richard Spaight }
The Honble {John Rutherford John Sampson & } Esqer
{Lewis De Rossett Henry Eustace McCulloh }
Upon Reading the Petition of James Linn setting forth That Andrew Linn in his Life time and at the time of his Decease was possessed of a Tract of Two hundred and sixty Acres of Land in the County of Anson by a Patent Dated the 17th day of May 1754 the said Land lying in the Waxaw settlement joining the East side of the Catawba River and Henry Whites Line and that in comparing the courses of the said Patent with the marked Lines on the Land there is a manifest Error in the patent and plann by the mistake of the Deputy Surveyor therefore the Petitioner prays that the true Courses may be incerted in the Record as the Land was originally Run And on Francis Beatys making oath to the same.
Ordered that the Record of Andrew Linns Patent 260 Acres in Anson County be altered accordingly.
[Source: Colonial and State Records of North Carolina, Vol 6].


Information on Andrew Lynn

From "Carolina Cradle" By Robert W. Ramsey, pg. 60:

John, Andrew and James Lynn (Linn) were originally inhabitants of Talbot or Queen Anne County, Maryland. John Lynn (probably a relative) was in the Shenandoah valley before 1746, on a tract of land located between the Augusta County Courthouse and Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church. James Lynn (designated as "architectus") appears on record there in August, 1747, and Andrew Lynn there three years later.

John Lynn went to North Carolina in 1751 and bought 312 acres from George Cathey in February of the following year. This transaction was a rather significant one, because Lynn sold twelve of these acres early in 1753 to a "Congregation known by the Congregation belonging to ye Lower Meeting House between the Yadkin River and the Catawba River adherring to a MInister licensed from a Presbytery belonging to the old Synod of Philadelphia". This was the origin of the Thyatira Presbyterian Church. It is possible that James and Andrew accompanied John Lynn to Carolina in 1751, for both obtained land there in the spring of 1753. In any event, both John and Andrew Lynn proceeded to the "Waxhaw Settlement" where Andrew died before the spring of 1762.


From "This World of Toil and Strife: Land, Labor, and the Making of an American Community, 1750-1805", by Peter Nathaniel Moore:
The Irish Settlement in western North Carolina was another key source of Waxhaws immigrants. Henry White moved there from Pennsylvania in 1749, only to sell out again and push down into the Waxhaw settlement in 1752. His father Hugh and his brother John had both joined him by 1758. John, James, and Andrew Linn had a similarly brief sojourn. Moving from western Maryland into the Shendandoah Valley in 1746-7, the Linns were in the Irish Settlement in 1752 and the Waxhaws by 1753.