Facts and Events
David McNair was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 268.--20th December, 1791. George Finley, of Washington County, to David McNair, patent to George 1st February, 1781.
- Vol. 2 - Burgess vs. McNair-(undated, appears to be abt. 1821-1825) - O. S. 326; N. S. 117--Bill by John Burgess and wife Hannah, who was daughter of David McNair of Augusta, who died 1805, intestate, leaving nine children still alive, viz: James, David, John, William, Ward, Polly, Betsy and Martha and oratrix, and widow Elizabeth.
- Page 100.--4th September, 1806. David McNair's appraisement.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 70.--27th September, 1780. Mathew (mark) Edmondson to John Kirk and David McNare, power of attorney to sell land.
- Page 373.--18th January, 1782. James Sawyers' will, "in middle of my age"--To dearly and well-beloved Hannah Sawyers, wife; to children, until youngest is 18; to son Thomas, son David, son Geo. Washington; to daughter Ann, daughter Rebeckah (a negro slave, said slave is to attend Mrs. Archer during her life; to daughter Martha, daughter Rachel; to father, negro Nelson to wait on him his lifetime; to sister, Rebecca. Executors, Col. Geo. Mathes, Wm. Crawford, wife, Jno. Sawyers, David McNare. Teste: Sampson Sawyers, Ann Renick, Wm. Crawford, Daniel McNare. Codicil, 9th September, 1782. Teste: Daniel and David McNare. Proved, 18th November, 1783, by Sawyers, Renick, McNare. Widow Hannah, Wm. Crawford, Daniel McNare qualify.
- Page 187.--10th February, 1786. Rebeckah Archer's will--To Anne, Rebecca, Martha. Rachel Sawyers, daughters of James Sawyers, deceased; to Thomas, David, George, and above girls, Sawyers; to brother-in-law, William Blair. Executors, William Crawford, Hannah Sawyers. Teste: David McNare, James McCaa, Alex. Crawford, Rebecca Sawyers. Proved, 15th December, 1790, by Crawford and Sawyers. Executors refused. Administration granted David Sawyers.
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond - 1786--November 8, David McNair and Betty Allen, daughter of James Allen; surety, Francis Allen; witnesses, Fras. Allen, Poley Allen, Rebeckah Allen.
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Record - 1786, By Rev. Wm. Wilson: November 6th, David McNare and Elizabeth Allen.
- Page 422.--28th April, 1788. James Allen's will (Sr.), farmer--To children of daughter, Rachel Thomson, 5 shillings each; to daughter, Margaret Bell, 5 shillings; to daughter, Agnes Shields, 6 shillings to son, William Bell, 5 shillings; to daughter, Rebecca McClure, 5 shillings; to daughter, Elizabeth McNair, 5 shillings; to daughter, Mary Allen, 5 shillings; to son, Francis Allen, £50; to son, James, home plantation. Executors, wife Mary, son-in-law David McNaire, son James. Teste: Wm. Wilson, James Allen, John Hartsook, Wm. Baker. Codicil, 24th March, 1789. Teste: Wm. Wilson, John Hartsook, Wm. Baker. Proved, 18th October, 1791, by Hartsook and Baker.
- Page 213.--28th June, 1790. Mathew Edmiston's will, farmer--To son, James; to son, William; to son, David; to grandson, Mathew Kirk; to daughter, Mary Kirk; to granddaughter, Margaret Jones; to grandson, Matha Edmonson, Maagill; to daughter. Ann Jones; to daughter, Jean Magill. Executors, sons James and William Edmiston. Teste: David McNair, John Kirk, Jean Kirk. Proved, January Court, 1796, by McNair and Jno. Kirk.
- Page 431.--John Finley's appraisement by David McNair, James Willson, Jno. Thomas--Recorded, 20th December, 1791.
- Page 114.--27th August, 1792. William Anderson's will--To wife, Elizabeth; to son, John, tract whereon James Black lives, 244 acres; to son, George, tract known as Burnt Cabbin whereon George now lives, adjoining John, Robert, and Jacob Baylor; to son, Robert, 149 acres whereon Ro. now lives; to son, Alexander, home plantation, 290 acres; to sons-in-law and their wives, viz: James Clendenning and wife Margaret, Wm. Skillings and wife Mary, James Grigsby and wife Rebecca, Samuel Anderson and wife Elizabeth; to daughter, Jean Anderson. Executors, son John and David McNare. Teste: Edward Breadin, Sr. and Jr.; George Breaden. Proved, June Court, 1794, by all the witnesses.
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond - 1793--April 1, James Allen and David McNair, surety. James Allen and Frances Erwin, sister to John Erwin (consent), and above 21.
- Page 271.--17th January, 1797. William (mark) Armstrong's will--To wife, Jean; to daughter, Jean Trimble (£30, to be paid by son John); to son, John; son, William; son, Robert; daughter, Margaret; son, James. Executors, sons John and James. Teste: D. McNair, D. Sawyers, Nancy Sawyers. Codicil, 5th April, 1802--If son Robert should die before his wife; to son, James, 10 acres off Robert's tract. Teste: David McNair, Lindsey Marshall. Proved, 25th October. 1803, by David Sawyers, and 24th January, 1803. by David McNair, and 28th February, 1803, by Lindsey Marshall. John Armstrong refuses to execute. James Armstrong qualifies.
- Page 331.--James Bell's estate appraisement by John Brown, David McNair, Wm. Sterrett. Recorded, 16th October, 1798.