Facts and Events
Charles Friend was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Virginia
Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants:
- P-165: Charles Friend of Frederick County, in Maryland, 126 acres on Allagany Mt. in Hampshire County. Surv'd 11 april 1754 for Richard Lean by David Vance and forfeited by Advertisement & recorded in Book N. On application of Lean deed to his assignee, Charles Friend. 22 Oct. 1772. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 219].
Records of Charles Friend in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Lee vs. Friend--O. S. 143; N. S. 49--Bill dated 17th December, 1796. Orators, Henry Lee; defendants, Chas. Friend and Abel Westfall. On 11th May, 1776, Charles Friend sold to Peter Flick in Berkeley, 120 acres. Flick on 23d August, 1785, sold to Francis Hamilton. Hamilton on 28th November, 1788, sold to orator. In 1778 Mary Friend, sister of Charles, was living on the land. Abel Westfall answers in Ross County, Ohio, October, 1805. Deed Charles Friend of West Augusta County to Peter Flick of same place, dated 11th May, 1776; not recorded, 120 acres in Berkeley County. Left to Charles by his father Israel Frind. Israel Friend of Frederick County, will dated 12th August, 1749. Eldest sons James, Jacob, Charles. Tract where John Horan now dwells. Daughter Catherine Friend, wife Sarah, daughter Mary, brother Charles. Recorded in Frederick, 5th June, 1753. Deed 23d August, 1785, Peter Flick of Augusta to Francis Hamilton of Berkeley. Tract in Berkeley sold to Peter by Charles Friend.
- Vol. 2 - James Cunningham vs. Jonathan Purcell--O. S. 133; N. S. 46--From Hampshire. John Decker deposes in Romney, 1806, that in 1750 he was born on the place in controversy. Peter Hull deposes, 1809, that Catharine, wife of Jonathan Purcell, had been dead over 6 years. Deed, 17th March, 1810, by Jonathan Purcell of Knox County, Indiana Territory, to James Cunningham of Hardy County: 210 acres on So. Branch. Recorded in Hampshire, 19th March, 1810. Deed 4th April, 1797, by Jonathan Purcell and Catharine of Hampshire to James Cunningham of Hampshire. Tract conveyed, 1772, by Fairfax to Charles Friend and conveyed to Jonathan by Gabriel Friend and Jane, his wife, by deed dated 10th March, 1796, having descended to Gabriel as heir-at-law to Charles. Recorded in Hampshire, 17th April, 1797. Deed 4th April, 1797, same parties to same parties. Deed 17th February, 1804, by Jonathan Purcell of Knox County, Indiana, to James Cunningham, Sr., of Hardy, conveys 291 acres in Hampshire, also 113 acres adjoining, also 400 acres. Proved in Hampshire, 16th April, 1804. Deed 17th February, 1804, by Henry Kuydendall of Ross County, Ohio, to Jonathan Purcell of Knox County, Indiana, 291 acres in Hampshire, also 113 acres, also 400 acres. Acknowledged in Jefferson County, Ky.; recorded in Hampshire, 16th April, 1804. Deed 17th February, 1804, by Moses Kuykendall, heir-at-law of Benjamin Kuykendall, and executor of his will, and Henry Kuykendall, son and executor of Henry Kuykendall of Bourbon County, Ky., 291 acres in Hampshire. Henry Kuykendall, Sr., deceased, was son of John Kuykendall. Acknowledged by Moses in Jefferson County, Ky.; recorded in Hampshire, 17th April, 1804. Deed 19th October, 1807, by Jonathan Purcell of Knox County, Indiana, to James Cunningham, Sr., of Hardy. Recorded in Hampshire, 19th October, 1807. Deed 8th September, 1807, by Henry Kuydenkall of Ross County, Ohio, and Betsey, his wife, to Jonathan Purcell of Knox County, Indiana. Recorded in Hampshire, 19th October, 1807. Deed 3d August, 1807, by Moses Kuykendall of Jefferson County, Ky., and Henry Kuykendall of Ross County, Ohio. Recorded in Hampshire, 19th October, 1807. Deed 19th October, 1807, Jonathan Purcell of Knox County, Indiana, to James Cunningham, Sr. Recorded in Hampshire, 19th October, 1807.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 International Genealogical Index. (LDS Church, 1999-2005).
- Greenbrier County Heritage Book Committee ([St. Albans?], West Virginia). Greenbrier County, West Virginia, family heritage, 1997. (Walsworth Pub. Co., c1996 (Summersville, WV : Shirley Grose & Associates)), pg. 71.
Abraham Friend was born circa 1750, perhaps in Augusta County, Va. He and his father Charles Friend were taxed in Greenbrier County, Va. from 1782-1787. Charles continued to have deeds and taxes in Greenbrier, and later in Monroe Co., till his death about November 1811.
Believed to be the children of Charles [Friend], besides Abraham, were George Friend, who was an adult by 1778, and last taxed 1787, Charles W. Friend who married 22 Sep. 1783 to Rachel Tackett, d/o [daughter of] John; and Mary(Molly) Friend who married 22 November 1790, Washington County, Va., to William Wheeler. Charles W. Friend went to Washington County, Va., and then to Floyd Co., Ky. His sons were rumored to have been in Miami Co., Ohio, but there is no documentation that they actually lived there.