Facts and Events
Benjamin Paulson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Virginia:
- Page 84 - Benjamin Paulson, 135 acres, North Fork of Roanoke River. June 7, 1767. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 31].
Processioning List of 1765
- "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 settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Vol. 2 - Processioning List - Page 382.--1765: Wm. Bryans and Jas. Neely report as follows, viz: For James Bryan (on Roanoke), for Wm. Bryan, Jr., for David Bryan (Geo. McAfee present), for Rees Bowin, for Hugh Mills, for David Cloyd (Tinker's Creek), for David Robinson, for Wm. Graham, for Wm. Graham (on Bufallo Creek), Benj. Paulson present; for Wm. Graham, Henry Holston present; for Peter Evans; for Thos. Tosh, Danl. McNeal present; for Jno. McAdoo, Jas. Mellin present; for David Dutton, Wm. Elam present; for Israel Christian, for Joseph Snodgrass, for Joseph Robinson, for John Neilly; for Baptist Armstrong, present Thomas Acres; for Wm. Carvin, for Wm. Terry, for Thomas Ackers, for James Neilly (on Carson's Creek).
- In 1738 a Benjamin Paulson contributed to Old Swedes Church (Coownunicant Records: Holy Trinity Church)
- Frederick Smith must have gone back to New Castle Co. as three of his children were horn there according to records of Old Swedes Church. lie was a irember of militia in Augusta Co., Va. which was raised to protect the. frontier. These troops served in expeditions on both the James and New rivers, He was a private in this militia during the year 1764 and listed As Fred. Smith. Among other members of this company were Samuel Robinson, Win. Robinson, Thomas Robinson, Donald McDonald, James Robinson & Benjamin Paulson. (pgs 334-5 Early Adventurers on the Western Waters Vol 1 by Kegley & pg 289 Kegley’s Virginia Frontier)