Facts and Events
David Mitchell was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
David Mitchell's land (Beverley Manor SW, ??? acres, date uncertain) 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:
David Mitchell received a grant of 220 acres on "Percimmon Branch of James" on 15 March 1744, as listed in the disposition below:
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 340.--David Mitchel, yeoman, to Thomas McFerran, yeoman, 220 acres on Percimmon Branch of James, granted to David, 15th March, 1744; Joseph Lapsley's line. Teste: Edward McDonald and Pat. Shockey, Jno. Neelley.
Processioning List of 1748
- "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:
- 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.
Records of David Mitchell in Augusta County, VA
From Orange County Virginia Records:
- Pages 457-61. 29-29 Feb. 1739 . William Beverley of Essex County, Gent. to Finley McClure of Orange County. Lease and release; for ₤13.6.4 3 farthings. 444 acres, part of the Mannor of Beverley... Hammock's Branch corner to Patrick Campbell... line of the old pattent of Beverley Mannor... corner to David Mitchell... (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: W. Russell, Robt. Christian, David Mitchell. 29 Feb. 1739 . Acknowledged by Wm. Beverley, Gent. [Relinquishment of dower as above, Beverley to Ledgerwood]. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 3, Dorman, pg. 30].
- Pages 206-210. 26-27 May 1742. Finley McLure of Orange County to John Burnlee (s/b. Brownlee) of same. Lease and release; for ₤24.7.6 current money. 144 acres, part of the Manor of Beverley.. corner to Patrick Campbell's... line of the pattent of Beverley Mannor... to David Mitchell... (signed) Phinley McLure. Wit. Shurley Wattley [Wattley in release] James Clark, Cattlett Conway. 27 May 1742. Acknowledged by Finley McLure. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 5, Dorman, pg. 31].
- Pages 225-28. 23-24 Sept. 1741. Wm. Beverley, Esqr., of Essex County to John Buchannan of Orange County. Lease and release; for ₤24 current money. 784 acres... corner to John Patten... in Patrick Campbell's line... David Mitchell's lines... (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: John Lewis, James Fulton, Francis Beaty. 25 Sept. 1741. Acknowledged by William Beverley, Esq. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 6, Dorman, pg. 31].
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Muster List of 1742: Capt. John Christian's List: John Christian, Captain; William Christian, Lieutenant; Fran Betty, Ensign; Jhn. Holms, Josep Read, Finley McClewr, George Camble, George Caldwell, Wm. Caldwell, Alex. Thompson, Jas. Caldwell, Isaac McCulough, Jas. Armstrong, Wm. Armstrong, Thos. Henderson, Wm. Henderson, Rob Conigham, Wm. Conigham, Thos. Black, Wm. Johnston, Joh Davison, And. Cowin, Jas. Moody, Jas. Willson, Niol. Leeper, Jno. Turk, Wm. Adams, David Mitchel, Rob. Ramsey, George Breakinsed, John Mitchel, Jas. Fulton, John Fulton, John Brownlee, Chas. Camble, Jas. Camble, Will Camble, Jno. Buchanan, Nathan McClewer, Jas. Robinson, Antho Black, Will Long, Thos. Bell, Jas. Bell, Jno. Black, Wm. Robinson, Thos. Shields, And. McCord, Thos. Beans, Arth. Hamilton, And. Scott, John Maxwell, Pat. Barney, Alex. Brackinsedg, Rob. Brackinsedg, James Brackinsedg, _____ McCoulough, Jas. Miler, Rob. McClenachan, Jno. Doacke, Sam Doacke, Patt Hayes, And. Boyd, Jas. Black, Alex. Fordice, David Steel, Moses Thompson, John Thompson, And. Russell, Rand McDonel, Hug Martine, Joh Robinson, Jas. Beans, Rob. Alexander, Ths. Lewis.
- Page 231.--20th May, 1747. William Porter, yeoman, to Thomas Hill, £28 current money Virginia; 395-1/2 acres on Middle Creek; John McDowell's line; Patrick Hays' line. Teste: David Mitchell, Nathaniel Evins, Alexander Moore. Acknowledged by William, and dower released by Jane, his wife, 21st May, 1747.
- Page 389.--17th October, 1747. Wm. Beverley to George Brackenridge, £15.12.0; 540 acres in Beverley Manor; corner to Alexander Brackenridge; corner to David Mitchell. Teste: Robert Alexander, John Fulton, Robert Ramsey. Proved by Alexander and Ramsey, 18th November, 1747.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 18, 1747. - (319) Ro. Ramsey and David Mitchell to mark a road from Timber Grove to where the church is to be built, and that James Lockhart and Wm. Ledgerwood lay off and mark a way thence to the Co. Ho.
- Page 305.--1st February, 1758. Martha Mitchell's will, widow--Son, James Mitchell. As her son David Mitchell, through the necessity of the times, hath been forced to leave his own habitation, he is to live with James until it pleases God to restore peace to the land. Executors, David and James Mitchell, her sons. Teste: Jno. Fulton, Hugh Fulton, Robert Alexander. Proved, 16th May, 1759, by the Fultons. The executors qualify, with John Hugh Fulton, John Fulton. (Note: Martha Mitchell was David's mother. In her will, she is no doubt referring to the Indian troubles that had recently occurred in the South Branch area that David's land was in the vicinity of).
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1758 (B). - Borden's Executors vs. Mitchell.--Note of David Mitchell to Benjamin Borden, dated 1751, to pay quit rent on 400 acres on South River for years 1741-2-3-4-5.
- Page 346.--20th May, 1761. David Cloyd to Michael Cloyd, £5, 262 acres on Percimmon Branch of James River, adjoining David Mitchel and William Mills; cor. Mills' former survey. Delivered.
- Page 402.--4th March, 1763. Thomas Hill, of Roan County, North Carolina, to David Miller, £20, 70 acres conveyed to Thomas by Col. James Patton, 21st March, 1753, on Goose Creek, or North Branch of Roanoke; corner Elijah Isaac; corner Benj. Ogle's land, now the property of said David Miller. Teste: David Mitchell, Daniel ( ) McCormick. Delivered: Andrew Miller, son of David, 2d April, 1789.
- Page 394.--27th August, 1764. Abraham Bess's (Biss) will--To son James, infant, 131 acres adjoining James Johnson; to eldest daughter Margaret, infant; to eldest of surviving children at Margaret's death; tract in Forks of James to be sold. Wife Isabell Biss, executrix. Teste: Joseph Cloyd, Wm. Beard, Jno. Bradley. Proved, 21st May, 1765, by Cloyd and Beard. Isabella qualifies (her mark ), with Jno. Smith, David Mitchell.
- Page 310.--2d October. 1765. George Patterson, eldest son and heir of John Patterson, to John Roseman, £30, 380 acres on Moffet's Creek. David Mitchell.
- Page 386.--10th October, 1765. James Patton's executors to Wm. Preston, £5.13.4, 80 acres by patent 3d November, 1750, on Daily Branch of Catawba. Teste: David Mitchell.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 16, 1768. - (503) David Mitchell has leave to build water grist mill on his own land on Catawbo.
Possible relationship to William Mitchell?
The William Mitchell listed in the Chalkley's record below, who lived in the vicinity of David Mitchell could possibly be related, added for future research:
- Page 132.—15th February, 1748-9. William Mitchell and Margaret (his wife) to James McClure. Branch of James River called the Mary, 200 acres patented to William, 25th September, 1746.
Information on David Mitchell
This may be the same David Mitchell that is listed in the Hampshire County, Virginia Tax Lists of 1782 & 1784:
- David Mitchell - List 15 & 12 - North of Capon Bridge to MD line & east to Frederick Co, VA - other nearby residents include: Chrisman, Demoss, Larue, Higgins, Flora, Bickerstaff, Martin, Ozmund, Morgan, Marquis.