Facts and Events
Argustine Argenbright was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Revolutionary Declaration of Augustine Argenbright
- Augustine Argenbright's Declaration, October 23, 1832: Age seventy-seven; born in Shenandoah County, and removed when quite young to Augusta; in 1778 he volunteered under Capt. Alexander Robertson on the expedition against the Shawnee Indians, who were making incursions on the Northwestern Frontier; proceeded from Staunton to Tygert's Valley, which was then with the intermediate country almost a wilderness. In 1781 he volunteered and marched with many others from Augusta to repel the invasion of the British under Cornwallis, who was then advancing into the interior of North Carolina; shortly before the battle of Guilford he received a furlough to enable him to visit a sick brother attached to another corps of the army, who had been left on the road on account of sickness; before his return to camp the battle of Guilford was fought, shortly after which the troops were discharged; Captain Smith, of Staunton, was commandant of his company; Col. Moffett commanded the Regiment; General Campbell commanded the Brigade; Alexander Williams and George Kellar were with him on this expedition. During the war a contractor arrived in Staunton with an immense number of horses, and declarant was employed four months (during which time he labored much on Sunday, such was the urgency of the times) shoeing horses, being a blacksmith.
- Augustine Argenbright's declaration on behalf of Alexander Williams: Augustine Argenbright deposes that he marched with Williams to Guilford Court House.
Records of Augustine Argenbright in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1789--February 17, Peter Eagle and Anneless Hanger, daughter of Frederick Hanger (consent); surety, Augustine Argenbright.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 22, 1788. - (497) Militia ofiicers recommended: Augustine Argenbright, Captain; Samuel McClintock, Lieutenant, and George Kellor, Ensign, of the new company in First Regiment.
- Vol. 1 - JUNE 17, 1788. - (546) Augustine Argenbright, Captain, and Samuel McClintock, Lieutenant, in First Regiment, qualified.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 25, 1793. - (258) James Bratton, William Shields, Robert Doak, John McCutchen, and Augustine Argenbright as Captains in 2d Battalion--recommended.
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1797--May 8, Geo. Bailor (German) and Augustine Argenbright, surety. Geo. Behler (German) and Catherine Argenbright, daughter of Augustine Argenbricht. Geo. Bailor is son of Jacob Bailor and of age.
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1800 (H to Z). - Peter Hanger vs. Beverley. Poage vs. Beverley. Hill vs. Beverley.-- Several other suits for lands in Beverley Manor. Catherine, by Augustine Argenbright, her next friend.
- Vol. 2 - APRIL, 1801 (A to H). Augustine Argenbright vs. Samuel Merritt--Contest over probate of will of Catherine Merritt, with copy of will dated 24th July, 1799. "To friend Augustine Argenbright, all real and personal estate left by her former husband, Valentine Cloninger."
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1802--January 14, Wm. Creiner and John Argenbright, surety. Wm. Creiner and Elizabeth Argenbright, daughter of Augustine Argenbright.
- Vol. 2 - Argenbright vs. Campbell--O. S. 97; N. S. 33--Bill, 1804. Refers to a former suit between the parties in Augusta County, and High Court of Chancery. This is a bill by Augustine Argenbright vs. the heirs of John Campbell of Augusta. Writ to Greenbrier County, 1803, to summon Hanna Campbell, devisee and executrix of John Campbell, Jane Smith and John Handley. Deed by John of Augusta County, 1794. Answer by Hanna Cottle, late Campbell, daughter of John. John Handley married a daughter of John Campbell. Jane Smith was one of John Campbell's daughters. Andrew Campbell married Rebecca, a daughter of John.
- Vol. 3 - Administrator's Bonds - 25th March, 1805--Elizabeth and Augustine Argenbright, administrators of Val. Argenbright