b.WFT Est 1717-1729
Facts and Events
||WFT Est 1717-1729
Cornelius Brown was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 81.--28th November, 1750. John Harrison to Cornelius Brown, 350 acres, patented to John, 25th September, 1746, on Woods River; patented to John, Neck Creek.
Records of Cornelius Brown in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Page 223.--4th November, 1766. Cornelius Brown, of Congras in South Carolina, taylor, power attorney to Abraham Brown, his brother, planter, of Augusta County, to make deed to William Davis, of County Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to 175 acres on Woods River, otherwise called New River, part of 350 acres conveyed by John Harrison to Cornelius. Teste: John Paxton, James Trimble, John Hickman, John Trimble.
- Page 34.--17th November, 1767. Cornelius Brown of the Congrees in South Carolina, taylor, by Abraham Brown, of Augusta County, brother of Cornelius, to William Davis, of Philadelphia, Penna., skinner. Cornelius gave Abraham power of attorney, 24th November, 1766; £43, 175 acres, one-half of 350 acres on south side of Woods' river, commonly called New River. Conveyed to Cornelius 28th November, 1750, and was patented to John Harrison 25th September, 1746, on side of Neck Creek. Delivered: Wm. Davis, 31st July, 1770.
Information on Cornelius Brown
From "History of Southwest Virginia 1746-1786, by Lewis Preston Summers, Chap. 7: (Note: may be a younger Cornelius Brown).
- At this time (1790) five ferries were maintained across New river in Southwest Virginia by land owners, to-wit: William Inglis, Samuel Pepper, Cornelius Brown , Thomas Herbert and Austin & Co., for the accommodation of travelers and emigrants, and the General Assembly fixed the toll at four cents for each man and four cents for each horse ferried.