Facts and Events
David Telford was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Will of David Telford
- Will of David Telford - Rockbridge County, Virginia, dated July 30,1783; probated September 7, 1784:
- In the name of God, Amen. The 30th day of July in the year of our Lord 1783, I, David Tedford of Rockbridge County and state of Virginia, being weak in body but in perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for the same and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament.
- That is to say principally and first of all I give and recommended my soul into the hands of God who gave all, and for my body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the descretion of my executors, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty 'Power of God: and as touching such wordly estates whrewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give, devise and dispose of the same in the manner following - that is to say -
- In the 1st place I give and bequeath to Eleanor my dearly beloved wife my best breeding mare with two milch cows and all my household furniture to be at her disposal likewise the sum of one pound yearly to be paid by my sons James and Joseph with a good sufficient maintainance during life --.
- In the second place I give and bequeath to my sons James and Joseph Tedford, their heirs and assigns forever, each and equal share of all and singular my lands and tenements likewise and equal share of all my horses excepting my best young mare which I give and bequeath unto my daughter Agness likewise two cows with thirty pounds to be paid her in the space of three years - I do consitute make and ordain Wm. Tedford, George Tedford and James Tedford, senior, my only and sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby utterly disalow revoke and disanull all and every other former Testament, Will and Legacies bequests and execution by me in any ways before this time named and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament: in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and year above written.
- Signed sealed, published and declared by the said David Tedford as his Last Will and Testament in the presents of us the subscribers.
- John Telford
- Alexander McKemy
- James Tedford
- David x Tedford (seal)
Processioning List of 1760
- "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 279.--1760: Processioned by James Trimble, John Maxwell, viz: For Joseph Lapsley (bad state health), for John Moore, for Robert Alexander, for John Wiley, for James Campbell, for Patt Young, for Robert Moore, for Joseph Walker, for John Smiley, for Abraham Brown, for Peter Wallace, for Francis McCoun, for David Tilford, for Robert McKlehaney, for William Hall, for George Campbell, for John Paxton, for Wm. Paxton, for Alex. McKorkle, for James Campbell.
Records of David Telford in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 14.--24th November, 1760. Stophel White's appraisement, by David Telford, James McCampbell, Andrew McCampbell.
- Page 154.--20th May, 1762. Settlement of Stophel White's estate by Jacob Anderson, recorded--Funeral charges, viz: 1 shirt, £1, 0, 0; muslin for a cale, £5, 0; 1 sheet, 5 yds., £17, 6; 7-3/4 gallons liquor, £1, 3, 3; 6 lbs. cheese, £3.9; bords and cofen and nails; £13, 6; 1-1/2 bu. flour (76 lbs.), £7, 3; 6 lbs. for shortening for said bisket, £0, 3, 5; vendue liquor, 2 gals., 1 pt., £6, 4-1/2 Paid James Arbuckle, David Galloway. Stophel White's vendue, sold to viz: David Drein, Jacob Anderson, Alex. Miller. Isaac Anderson, Marion Crawford, Alex. Telford, David Dryden, Baptist McNabb, David Telford.
- Page 314.--2d November, 1763. Joseph McCord's vendue--Sold to Patrick Finley, Joseph Walker, James Logan, James Moore, Mary Brown, Jno. McCord, James McCallister, Alex. Telford, Jno. Somers, Mary Ann Clendennin, David Telford, Wm. McKee, Charles Boyles, W. Wolsy, James Gordon, Thos. Grubbs, Elizabeth Woods.
- Page 242.--11th February, 1769. Margaret Rutherford's will--Widow, being old and failed in body; to son, Samuel Rutherford, deaf and dumb; to sons, John Wallace and Thomas Hutson; to Rebecca Campbell, after Samuel's death; to James Wallace, £7; to Robert Wallace, £5; to Margaret Hutson, £5; to Isbela Hutson, £5. Executors, Alex. Walker, William Buchanan. Teste: Robert Tedford, George Buchanan, Alex. Tedford, John Tedford. Proved, 18th May, 1774, by all the Tedfords. Executors qualified with David Tedford, John Wallace.