Facts and Events
David Doak was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Advisory on David Doak
Warning, there are many internet genealogies posted on the internet that have apparently combined more than one David Doak with multiple birth and death dates, and combined children. It is highly advised that primary sources be consulted in resolving any discrepancies.
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
David Doak's land (Beverley Manor SW, 100 acres, 1755 adjoining 300 acre tract acquired earlier in February 1746 from George & Robert Breckenridge) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 23.--10th February, 1745-6. George and Robert Brackenridge to David Doack, £42, Virginia money; 300 acres in Beverley Manor, being the tract George now lives on. Ackonwledged by both, 10th February, 1745-6.
- Page 132.--__ day, _____, 1755. Same (From William Beverley) to David Doak, £3, 100 acres in Beverley Manor; corner said Doak's old survey. Delivered: Robert Doak, March, 1768.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 474.--16th May, 1769. David Doack and Mary ( ) to John Alexander, of York County, Pennsylvania, £310, 400 acres. Teste: Randal Lockhart, John Finley, William Doack. Delivered: David Doack, November, 1771.
Processioning Lists of 1748, 1756 & 1767/68
- "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:
Processioning List of 1748:
- Page 17.--James Fulton and John Mitchell make returns, viz: 1748, 26th March, processioned for Samuel Doak, present Samuel Braford; processioned for John Mitchell, present Samuel Doak; processioned for Samuel Braford, present Samuel Doak; processioned for John Buchanan, present James Cowen; processioned for Martha Mitchell (widow), present John Buchanan; processioned for James Cowen, present David Mitchell; processioned for David Moor, present Jas. Cowan; processioned for Robert Wilson, present Andrew Alexander; processioned for Andrew Alexander, present Robert Wilson; processioned for Patrick Campbell, present Joseph Reed; processioned for Joseph Reeds, present Chas. Campbell; processioned for Chas. Campbell, present Pat. Campbell; processioned for Patrick Hays, present Wm. Robinson; processioned for Robert Alexander, present Robert Ramsey; processioned for Robt. Ramsey, present Pat. Hays; processioned for Sarah Ramsey (widow), present Robt. Ramsey; processioned for John Lockhart, present Pat. Hays; processioned for Thos. Beard, present John Lockhart; processioned for Samuel Wilson, present Robert Wilson; processioned for David Doak, present Samuel Wilson; processioned for Eleanor Mitchell (widow), present Robert Wilson; processioned for John Teats, present Thos. Beard; processioned for James Linn, present Samuel Doak; processioned for John Brownlee, present Wm. Smith; processioned for George Breckinridge, present, Breckenridge; processioned for James Robinson, present Anthony Black; processioned for Anthony Black, present Jas. Robinson; processioned for Wm. Robinson, present Robinson; processioned for Jas. Fulton, present Alex. Brownlee; processioned for Samuel Steel, present John Fulton.
Processioning List of 1756:
- Page 176.--1756: Processioned by John Tate and Samuel Doak, in Cap. James Mitchell's Company, viz: for Widow Mitchell, for Wm. Thompson, for james Robinson, for Charles Campbell, for Saml. Brawford, for John Mitchell, for Saml. Doak, for Widow Fulton, for Robt. Alexander, for Nathl. and Robt. Steele, for David Hays, for Helen Mitchell and Jno. Tate, for David Doak, for James Cowan, for Robert Sayers, for John Campbell, for Pat. Campbell, for John Ward, for Widow McTyre, for John and Alex. Brownlee, for Saml. Steele, for Patrick Hays, for John Fulton, for Thomas Tate, for Robert Willson.
Processioning List of 1767/68:
- Page 441.--Processioners' returns, by Thos. Shields and Jas. Meteire, viz: For Patt. Campbell, for Wm. Campbell, for Robt. Willson, for Thos. Brown, for Wm. Thompson, for Pat. Hays, for John Ward, for Wm. Purrens (Purvens), for James Henry, for Nathl. Steele, for Geo. Bright, for Roben Mitchel, for Robt. Alexander, for Wm. Walker, for Roben Willson, for John Mitchell, for James Mitchell, for John Buchanan, for David Cunningham, for Wm. Campbell, for Thomas Mitchell, for James Meteire, for Hugh Hays, for Reuben Steele, for Thomas Steele, for Thomas Shields, for David Doake, for John Teate, for Samuel Doake, for Samuel Brawford, for James Cowan, for Saml. McCutchen, for Alex. Campbell, for James Moffett, for Wm. Cunningham, for David Doake, for Hugh Fulton and James Fulton, for Saml. Steele, for Alex. Brownlee, for John Brownlee.
- Doak, David. Will probated Oct. 7, 1787.
- Names - wife Mary; and children: Henley, Madison, [Rob]ert, Thomas, David, Samuel, William, James, Nathaniel, Mary Margaret, Elizabeth, Sarah and Jean.
- ["A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831”, compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 48]
- In the name of God, Amen. The 12th day of February one thousand Seven Hundred & Eighty Seven..
- I David Doack of the County of Montgomery and State of Virginia being Very sick & weak in body but of perfect Mind & Memory thanks be to God for his mercies; And calling to mind the mortallity of my body & knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die I Do make & ordain this my Last Will & Testament that is to say principally & first of all I Give & Recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God Who gave it & my body to the dust to be buried in Decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Execs Nothing Doubting but at the General Resurrection I Shall Receive the same again from Almighty God Who gave it & as Touching such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to Bless [me] with In this Life I Give Devise & Dispose of it in the following Manner & form: that is to say that all my Just Debts and Funeral Expenses be first paid.
- Item I give & bequeath to Mary My Beloved Wife the use of the mentioned house during her Life or Widowhood & also A childs part of all my Pesonall [sic] Estate & thirty pounds in money to be paid out of the Debts Due to my Estate When the same can be got by my Executors if not otherwise Directed by my Exrs :Imprivis I Give & bequeath to my Son David Doak the Land whereon he now Lives Agreeable to the Division Made by Danl Smith being a part of the Black lick Survey.
- I give & bequeath to my Son Samuel that part of the Black Lick Survey Formarly [sic] I did section off to him; & I give & Bequeath to my sons John & Nathaniel that part of my Old Plantation that Lies on the north side of Reed Creek Whereon I now live Except such Lands as is or shall be Disposed of to some other of My Heirs together with the right of a survey adjoining my Plantation aforesaid on the north side of the same to have & hold the said Land Upon this Condition that they [sic] said John & Nathaniel shall settle themselves on the Land Above Mentioned & shall provide for & keep the family together Untill [sic] they come of age & shall give my children who is under their care common Education & the said John & Nathaniel to have the stock on the Plantation Untill [sic] My Daughters Elizabeath Sarah & Jean shall arrive at the age of Eighteen years At which Time they shall have such a part of the stock as my Executors Shall think proper to Direct & if the said John & Nathaniel Shall Refuse to do for my family as is above Directed it is my will & order that David Doack James Doak & Wm Ward Whom I appoint to be my Exrs to make sale of the Land above mentioned & all My Personal Estate & the Money arising from such sale to be Equally Divided Amongst My Wife Mary & my Sons John & Nathaniel & my Daughters Elizabeath Sarah & Jean Except that my Wife Mary shall have fifty pounds Current more than an Equeal [sic] part & it is my Will & order that my Executors sell that Tract of Land Whereon My son William fomaly [sic] Liv'd on & pay to the Estate all Debts Due from the said William to the Estate & to pay the Surplus to the said William which Shall be considered as his part of my Estate And it is my will & order that my Daughter Mary be given by my Exrs the sum of four Pounds to [be] paid out of Debts Due to the Estate & it is my will that my Daughter Margarett have one Horse of Twelve Pounds Value & a good Side Saddle & is my will that My son James have one cow & a calf Tis further Will & Order that my Sons Robert & Thomas have that part of the Patent Land that Lies on the South side of Reed creek to be Equeally [sic] Divided Between them & it is my will & order that My Alexander have One grey mare two Years Old & a Rifle gun formaly [sic] claimed by him & I do hereby make null & Void all other or former wills & acknowledge this to be My last will & Test .
- In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the Day & year Above writ..
- (Signed) David Doack /seal/.
- Signed sealed & acknowledged before us
- Willm Davis.
- Henry Newman .
- Jno Wilson
Records of David Doak in Augusta County, VA
- Page 330.--13th August, 1747. Wm. Beverley to Helen Mitchell, widow, £6.8.6; 200 acres in Beverley Manor; Brackenridge's line; corner to Teat's line; corner to David Doak; John Lockhart's corner; John Teat's land. Witnessed and proved as above.
- Vol. 2 - List of Delinquents - 1756--Between Borden's Line and ye Courthouse, from Mountain to Mountain: George Berry, twice returned; David Doak, Constable; Barnet Finley, listed soldier; Jno. Henderson, Constable; Benj. Lewis, Robt. Ritchey, Jno. Young, Constable; Jos. Bell, twice returned; Wm. Chooks, Chas. Dickson, Robt. Gilkison, Constable; Edward Hall, twice returned; John Harry, Dan'l Kidd, Constable; Robt. Moore, Jno. Nicholas, twice returned; Jas. Orrey, John Hamilton, Constable; Andrew Cowen, twice returned; Jas. Dovin, not found; Hugh Fulton and brother, Ure Love, Hugh Nanson, David Richards. Wm. Armstrong, twice returned; George Campbell, listed soldier; Colby Tue, Nath'l Fibs, no distress; Thos. Gardner, twice returned; Jno. Hogshead, twice returned; Jas. Craige, Constable; Jno. McCay, Constable; Wm. Mathews, twice returned; Thos. Thompson, Andrew Campbell, Constable.
- Page 198.--20th November, 1759. Helenor (Helander) ( ) Mitchell to Robt. Mitchell, £5, 200 acres in Beverley Manor, Robt. Wilson s line; corner Jno. Teate (Tate), David Doack's land; Jno. Lockart s corner. Teste: James Kowan.
- Page 247.--19th May, 1761. John Mitchel to Thomas Mitchel, £10, 234 acres in Beverley Manor, part of 609 acres conveyed to John by Beverley, 13th August, 1747; cor. Samuel Braford. Teste: John Finley, Robert Wilson, David Doack. Delivered: Thos. Mitchell, 3d November, 1764.
- Page 186.--15th November, 1768. William Dean and Mary to Hugh Davis, of York County, Pennsylvania, £5, 550 acres in Beverley Manor, part of 800 acres formerly belonging to Patrick Cook; corner William Dean; Corner David Campbell. Teste: Patt. Cunningham, David Doack. Delivered: Hugh Davis, March, 1770.
- Page 438.--18th November, 1771. John Alexander to Nathaniel Steel, mortgage, £120, tract whereon John now lives, 400 acres conveyed to him by David Doage and whereon he formerly lived. Teste: Francis Patton, David Doage. Delivered: Nathaniel Steel, April, 1773.
- Page 5.--17th November, 1772. John Alexander and Mary to David Humphress in Beverley Manor. First sold by Beverley to George Breckinridge and by him transferred to David Doak. Delivered: David Humphries, 24th November, 1774.