Facts and Events
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David Taylor was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Salvage vs. Faucett--O. S. 380; N. S. 139--Bill, 1821, by Benj. Salvage, that in 1796 he formed partnership with Benj. Faucett, then living in Rockingham, to manufacture iron. Fawcett owned a furnace in Rockingham called Idaho Furnace. Agreement was that the lands owned by Faucett should belong to the partnership. There was no division (the furnace failed for lack of iron), and Fawcett moved to Bath, and died, intestate, leaving children, viz: Joseph, Charles, Benj., Mary, Ann, Elizabeth, Catherine, Hannah, Abigail, Drusilla. Mary married Wm. Harrison, Ann married John Bright, Elizabeth married William Kinkead, Catherine married John Hodge, Hannah married Wm. Kinkead, Abigail married Alexander McKillen (Kalips), Drusilla married William Hodge. Deed, 18th February, 1796, by Benj. Fawcett, of Rockingham, to Benj. Salvage, of same place, half of Maho Furnace and all lands. Contract as to operation of furnace in partnership. Deed, 23d June, 1794, by Gasper Haines and Margaret, of Rockingham, to Benj. Fawcett, 19 acres on Yeager s Run, part of 166 acres patented to John Davis. 5th September, 1749, and by him conveyed to Jane Jones and by her to Robert William and by him to Elijah McCallister, 18th March, 1773, and by him to Gasper Haines, 27th January, 1794. Recorded. Recorded in Rockingham, June, 1794. Patent, 29th August, 1800, to Benj. Faucette, 16 acres in Rockingham, corner Armentrout, Gasper Haines. Patent, 22d September, 1800, to same, 9 acres in Rockingham, corner Adam Fought. Patent, 20th October, 1800, to same, 700 acres in Rockingham, on Smith's Creek and Cub Run, corner Andrew Doreman, James Laird. David Taylor, Moal's corner, corner Nathaniel Shepherd Armstrong, Jno. Hite, Paul Pross, Jacob Thomas. Patent 19th March, 1796, to Benj. Faucette, 58 acres in Rockingham, corner David Laird. Patent, 21st September, 1800, to same, 36 acres in Rockingham, corner Nathaniel Shepherd, Armstrong and Mole. Patent, 24th March, 1796, to Benj. Focit, assignee of Thos. Cambell, 89 acres in Rockingham, corner Cratzen, corner Solomon Mathews, near iron mine. (Note: likely this David Taylor in Rockingham).