Facts and Events
Andrew Smathers (Smithers) was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Virginia:
- Page 46 - Andrew Smithers, 75 acres, James River. Adjoining James Beats, Robert Young. September 6, 1765. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 18].
- Page 62 - Andrew Smithers, 200 acres, Forks of the James River. February 10, 1767. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 24].
Will Abstract of Andrew Smithers
- Will of Andrew Smithers, dated September 4, 1824.
- Listed are his children: Thomas Smithers, Joseph, Ann Jackson, Martha Fowler, Margaret Bristo, Sally Hopkins, Hugh Smithers, and he leaves unto John Smathers, Elizabeth Fuget and Susanna Gipson, one dollar each.
- Executor: John McNabb as his executor.
- (Note: Elizabeth Fuget named in this will appears to be a probable sister that married Josiah Fugate abt. 1760. She would have been much too old to have been Andrew's daughter)
- [Citation: http://genforum.genealogy.com/smothers/messages/375.html].
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:(unless listed otherwise)
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1764 (A). - Andrew Smithers vs. Thomas Bates.--Defendant is a soldier, 20th June, 1764.
- Page 376.--8th January, 1765. Samuel Hunter's estate appraised, by James Davis, Peter Wallace, Pat. McCollom. Debts due to estate, viz: Paul Whitey, Joseph Robinson, Margaret Clark, Geo. Clark, Thomas Foster, Jno. Smiley, Jno. McCollom, Andrew Smithers, Mathew Galbreath. Debts due by estate--To Mary Clark, Saml. Newberry, Richd. Woods.
- Page 1.--15th May, 1767. James Davis' estate appraised, by Jno. McCollon et als. Neal Casedy's bond; Martha Goldbreath; Robt. Shannan's bond; bonds of, viz: Jno. Neeley, Jno. Wiley, Andw. Smithers, Moses Coiler (Collier?).
- Page 160 - Moses Trimble, 150 acres. Head Springs of Buffilo Creek under Gump Mountain. Adjoining Andrew Smithers. May 18, 1767. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 58].
- Vol. 2 - Thompson vs. Thompson--O. S. 349; N. S. 126--Bill, 1810, by John Thompson, Jr. In 1805 orator was living in Louisa and went to Washington County to visit his mother and while there he proposed to purchase land from Elijah Carpenter. His uncle, Jno. Thompson, was living in Louisa and they together bought the land, and they both moved there. Uncle John conveyed all his property to Wilson Quarles of Caroline and sold his portion of the land to George Byars. Deed, 2d October, 1807, by Elijah Carpenter and wife Elizabeth to John Thompson, Jr. and Sr., of Washington County, 400 acres in Washington County, corner Andrew Smothers. Recorded in Washington District Court, 2d October, 1807. Letter by John Thompson, C L, dated Louisa County, 30th April, 1805, addressed to John Thompson, Washonton County: "Dear Nephew-- Your aunt went to see her sister Pleasants, but when she got there she was dead 2 days. Brother Robert is married and also Richard Jones. John's father is going to Rockingham on Dan River." Deposition by Patton Thompson of Washington County, February, 1820, in the cause of Thompson vs. Cloyd, viz: James Thompson vs. Gordon Cloyd and Henry Thompson. Patton is brother of James and Henry Thompson. John Cloyd was father-in-law of Henry Thompson. Bond by John Cloyd to James dated 1778. Henry sold his farm to Gordon Cloyd and moved to Tennessee. Gordon Cloyd was son of Joseph Cloyd.
Records in Washington County, VA
- Page 208 - Andrew Smathers...209 ac...Certificate granted to Hugh Johnston...on the south side of the Middle Fork of Holstein River joining Col. William Campbells patent line...Beginning corner to Richard Brindle & Smathers...corner to John Ekip? land...on Col. William Campbells land...on Richard Higgins line...on George Woolseys line...November 25, 1782 - Hugh Johnston, assignee of Justice Reynolds, assignee of Richard Higgins...300 ac on a south branch of the Middle Fork of Holstein River...173 ac surveyed for Reynolds on June 5, 1774, includes improvements, actual settlement made in 1773...August 27, 1781 - Assigned to Andrew Smothers. Signed: Hugh Johnston. Witness: James Bradshaw